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Thomas Southard

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Thomas Southard aka Southward
Born about in Leyden, Netherlandsmap
Brother of
Husband of — married in Hempstead, Long Island, New Yorkmap
Died in Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, New Yorkmap
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Categories: NNS | New Netherland Settlers.

in 1650 Thomas bought a farm from Thomas Applegate in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Kings, western Long Island. He thus became an early English settler under Dutch rule in Gravesend, now a neighborhood in south-central Brooklyn, along the shore of Gravesend Bay and Coney Island. In 1609 Henry Hudson landed his ship the Half Moon there at the island known by the natives as Narrioch (Coney Island). In 1643 Gravesend then became one of the original towns founded in the Dutch colony of New Netherland when Governor Willem Kieft granted a land patent to the Anabaptist Lady Deborah Moody, as a site where that English sect could settle free from religious persecution. Clashes with the natives delayed the town for two more years, until December 19, 1645.

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Contents

Biography

Name

Name: Thomas /Southard\Southward/
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Southard\Southward[1]

Taking Southard as the last name from Southard\Southward.

Name: Thomas* /Southard/ [2][3]
Name: Thomas* /Southworth/
Name: Thomas* /South(w)ard/
Name: Thomas* /Southwood/

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Thomas* /Southard/ .

Name: Thomas /Southard/
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Southard[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
Name: Thomas /Southard/
Given Name: Thomas
Surname: Southard

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Thomas /Southard/.

Birth:
Date: Abt 1615
Place: Leyden Holland[12]
Birth:
Date: 1615
Place: Leyden, Netherlands

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1615
Place: Leyden, Holland[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

Immigration

Immigration:
Date: ABT 1640
Note: on a ship named the Falcon, according to tradition

Marriage

Husband: Thomas* Southard
Wife: Annica Jansen
  1. Child: Isaac Southard
  2. Child: Abraham Southard
  3. Child: Thomas Southard
  4. Child: John Southard
  5. Child: Sarah Southard
  6. Child: Margaret Southard
  7. Child: Abigail Southard
  8. Child: Mary Southard
  9. Child: Unice Southard
Marriage:
Date: 29 DEC 1650
Place: New Amsterdam, NY[21]
Husband: Thomas Southard
Wife: Anneke Antonise Jansen
Marriage:
Date: 1650
Place: Gravesend (Brooklyn), Li, NY[22][23][24][25]
Event: Alt. Marriage
Type: Alt. Marriage
Date: 1650
Place: Gravesend, Long Island

Event

Event: a farm that he bought from Thomas Applegate
Type: Property
Date: 29 Dec 1650
Place: Gravesend, , New York
Note: 1650, Dec 29. He sold half of his farm, in Gravesend, to Thomas Southard, who had married Anna, daughter of Anthony Jansen Van Salee.[26][27]

Death

Death:
Date: 1688
Place: Hempstead, Long Island, NY[28][29][30][31][32]
Event: Alt. Death
Type: Alt. Death
Date: 1688
Place: Hempstead, Long Island , New York[33][34][35][36][37][38]

Notes

Note: "Southard or Southart, Thomas, of Gd [Gravesend], (sup.) English, m. Annica da. of Anthony Jansen from Salee. Bought Dec. 20, 1650, of Thomas Applegate the one half of the lot Applegate bought of Randell Hunt, as per Gd. rec. Owned plantation-lot No. 11 in Gd in 1653. He quarrelled with his father-in-law Anthony Jansen about the ownership of cattle, on which Anthony was imprisoned by the local court of Gd, but released by the higher one of the colony, as per p. 136 of Calendar of Dutch Man. He appears to have removed to Hempstead, where he resided in 1670, having sons Thomas Junr and John, whose descendants reside in that locality. He was also probably the ancestor of the Southards of N.J.... " See Samuel, son of Thomas, Jr. for more info.
From a Family Group Sheet in LDS online site:
"It was fortunate for me that Jane and Jim were still in New Jersey when I found I had yet another family of that state to be researched. Jacob Falkenburg, grandson of the first Henry Jacob Falkenburg, married a Phoebe Southard. Jane and Jim found this researched by Ralph Potter at the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark. The first American Southards were not of which we can be proud. Let us hope that their unlovable characteristics were diluted through the years by other more gentle traits given to us by other ancestors.
"Thomas Southard was the first of this family in America. He was probably of a family of English dissenters who went first to Holland -- as he was born there about 1615, possibly in Leyden. He settled at Gravesend, Long Island and went to work for a farmer named Anthony Jansen. Anthony was of a somewhat higher station in life and a man of property on Long Island. His father was Jan Jansen Van Haarlem. As you know, Haarlem is a city in Holland and no doubt that district in New York got its name from that Dutch city.
"Anthony and Grietje Reyniers were married on board the ship that brought them to America ca 1631. Annica, the first of their four daughters, was born around 1632 in what is now lower Manhattan in New York City. In a mutually agreeable arrangement Thomas Southard and Annica Jansen were married. Thomas was probably looking to a dower, and Anthony no doubt happy to have one of his daughters off his hands. Thomas bought land of Anthony whereby making them neighbors. Court records show Anthony to be mean and quarrelsome, and at odds with the law, with the church pastor and his wife, and finally with Thomas who was no less contentious. When it became apparent that things would be no better between the families, Thomas and Annica moved to Hempstead, Long Island. There they raised their family of 9 children. They died there, he in 1688. Annica was still living in 1698. Their second son, John, was our ancestor.
"As the sons grew to manhood they found it more difficult to live in Hempstead as they felt more Dutch than English.
"In the years before the Revolution, feelings ran high between the American rebels and those loyal to the crown. Their English neighbors insisted they take sides. To escape this, many Southards decided to leave Hempstead, some going up the Hudson River and others going to Connecticut. Our John had married Grace Carman who lived on a neighboring farm. I believe she was the daughter of either Joseph or Caleb Carman. Thus the name ...."[39]

Note

Note: The "Register in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y., from its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700" by Teunis G. Bergen records the following: "Southard or Southhart, Thomas, of Gravesend, (sup) English, m. Annica da. of Anthony Jansen from Salee. Bought Dec. 20, 1650, of Thomas Applegate the one half of the lot Applegate bought of Randell Hunt, as per Gravesend rec. Owned plantation-lot No. 11 in Gd in 1653. He quarrelled with his father-in-law Anthony Jansen about the owership of cattle, on which Anthony was imprisined by the local court of Gravesend, but released by the higher one of the colony, as per p. 136 of the Calendar of Dutch Man. He appears to have removed to Hempstead, where he resided in 1670, having sons Thomas Jun and John, whose descendants reside in that locality. He was also probably the ancestor of the Southards of N.J. Abraham, son of Thomas Jun, settled in Bernardstown,N.J. whose grandson, the Hon. Samuel L. Southard, represented N.J. as Senator in the Congress of 1821, in 1823, was Secretary of the Navy, in 1841, chosen president of the Senate and on the death of Harrison, in April of that year, acting Vice President, as per p. 47 of Vol 2 of Thompson's L.I. Made his mark to to documents."
Note: DNA testing is being used to test the theory that Thomas Southard was related to Edward Southworth, father of Constant and Thomas who emigrated to America in 1627. We urgently need at least two men with proven paper trails from Constant Southworth to have DNA testing with Family Tree DNA to prove or disprove this relationship. See www.ftdna.com/public/southworth-southard.[40]

Notes

SOUTHARD[41]
It was fortunate for me that Jane and Jim were still in New Jersey when I found I had yet another family of that state to be researched. Jacob Falkenburg, grandson of the first Henry Jacob Falkenburg, married a Phoebe Southard. Jane and Jim found this researched by Ralph Potter at the New Jersey Historical Society in Newark. The first American Southards were not of which we can be proud. Let us hope that their unloveable characteristics were diluted through the years by other more gentle traits given to us by other ancestors. Thomas Southard was the first of this family in America. He was probably of a family of English dissenters who went first to Holland--as he was born there about 1615, possibly in Leyden. He settled at Gravesend, Long Island and went to work for a farmer named Anthony Jansen. Anthony was of a somewhat higher station in life and a man of property on Long Island.
His father was Jan Jansen Van Haarlem. As you know, Haarlem is a city in Holland and no doubt that district in New York get it's name from that Dutch city. Anthony and Grietje Reyniers were married on board the ship that brought them to America ca 1631. Annica, the first of their four daughters, was born around 1632 in what is now lower Manhattan in New York City. In a mutually agreeable arrangement Thomas Southard and Annica Jansen were married. Thomas was probably looking to a dower, and Anthony no doubt happy to have one of his daughters off hia hands. Thomas bought land of Anthony whereby making them neighbors. Court records show Anthony to be mean and quarrelsome, and at odds with the law, with the church pastor and his wife, and finally with Thomas who was no less contentious. When it became apparent that things would be no better between the families,
Thomas and Annica moved to Hempstead, Long Island. There they raised their family family of 9 children. They died there , he in 1688 . Annica was still living in 1698. Their second son John was our ancestor. As the sons grew to manhood they found it more difficult to live in Hempstead as they felt more Dutch than English. In the years before the Revolution feelings ran high between the American rebels and those loyal to the crown. Their English neighbors insisted they take sides. To escape this many Southards decided to leave Hempstead , some going up the Hudson River and others going to Connecticut. Our John had married Grace Carman who lived on a neighboring farm. I believe she was the daughter of either Joseph or Caleb Carman. Thus the name Caleb was introduced into the family. Caleb was the third son of Grace and John , born about 1700. He is our ancestor. On July 31, 1732 he was married to Charity Beat in St. George's Episcopal Church in Nassua, Long Island---the same church in which his parents John and Grace were married. In later research I found that Beat was also spelled Beatje.
This tells us that Charity was Dutch--at least on her father's side. Caleb and Charity chose to leave Hempstead, going to Connecticut. They lived there for only a short while before going down the coast to southern New Jersey. In Monmouth Co tjeir eldest daughter Phoebe was married to Jacob Falkenburg. Their son Caleb was the grandfather of our Mary Falkenburg Torrie. Caleb was the name given to Mary's brother, making him our great uncle. I find it exciting that that name was in our family into the twentieth century.[42]

DNA

Event:
Type: DNA test
Note: Several lines have been proven through the use of DNA testing[43][44]

Sources

  • Source S191: Abbreviation: Betsey Howe: Title: Betsey Howe
  • Source S203: Abbreviation: heath-master.R GED.GED: Title: heath-master.R GED.GED: Repository: #R15: Repository R15
  • Source S379: Abbreviation: Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Volume 3: Title: Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Data Relating to the Settlement and Settlers of New York and New Jersey (Volumes I and II) and Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Early Settlers of New Jersey and their Descendants (Volumes III, IV and V), 6 vols. (New York, 1903 - 1932).: Author: John E. Stillwell, M.D: Publication: Archive CD Books USA.
  • Source S320: Title: The Official Southard Gazette & Record, Address: 125 Williams-White: Abbreviation: Southard Gazette: Southard family: Author: Carl & Anita Southard: Publication: Zebulon, NC 27597, ongoing
  • Source S424: Title: Web page: Abbreviation: Web page: Publication: various
  • Source S474: Title: Cornell University Making of America, Record Type: Book images, Subject: History, Url: http://cdl.library.cornell.edu: Abbreviation: Making of America
  • Source S521: Title: www.ftdna.com/: Abbreviation: Family Tree DNA Project
  • Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ancestral File
Ancestral File Number: XL2T-BK
  • Source: S134 Abbreviation: martha davis.FTW Title: martha davis.FTW Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Repository: R2 Name: Not Given Address: Not Given Name: Not Given
  • Source: S137 Abbreviation: 1853352.ged Title: 1853352.ged Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S228 Abbreviation: frsout2.FTW Title: frsout2.FTW Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  • Source: S26 Abbreviation: frsout2.GED Title: frsout2.GED Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  • Source: S346 Abbreviation: bstout2.FTW Title: bstout2.FTW Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 8, 2002
  • Source: S441 Abbreviation: wpg1.FTW Title: wpg1.FTW Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  • Source: S470 Abbreviation: pstout1.FTW Title: pstout1.FTW Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y Data: Text: Date of Import: May 15, 2002
  • Source: S71 Abbreviation: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc. Publication: Release date: November 29, 1995 Note: Customer pedigree. Repository: #R2 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: Note NI329[wpg1.FTW]: [frsout2.GED]: [1853352.ged: [martha davis.FTW]: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #4021, Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001]

Source Notes

  1. Source: #S203: Text: Date of Import: May 8, 2001
  2. Source: #S320: Page: Vol. 15, Nos. 1 and 2
  3. Source: #S474: Page: Bergen, Teunis G. Register, in Alphabetical Order, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, New York, from its First Settlement by Europeans to 1700; With Contributions to their Biographies and Genealogies, Compiled from Various Sources. Baltimore, MD; Clearfield Co., Inc., 1997. 452p. Pp. 155 and 269
  4. Source: #S346 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 8, 2002
  5. Source: #S26 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  6. Source: #S228 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  7. Source: #S441 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  8. Source: #S470 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 15, 2002
  9. Source: #S71 Page: Tree #4021 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  10. Source: #S134 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  11. Source: #S137 Data: Text: Date of Import: Feb 15, 2003
  12. Source: #S203: Text: Date of Import: May 8, 2001
  13. Source: #S346 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 8, 2002
  14. Source: #S71 Page: Tree #4021 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  15. Source: #S134 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  16. Source: #S137 Data: Text: Date of Import: Feb 15, 2003
  17. Source: #S26 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  18. Source: #S228 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  19. Source: #S441 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  20. Source: #S470 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 15, 2002
  21. Source: #S320: Page: Vol. 15, Nos. 1 and 2
  22. Source: #S346 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 8, 2002
  23. Source: #S26 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  24. Source: #S441 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  25. Source: #S470 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 15, 2002
  26. Source: #S379: Page: p. 16.: Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
  27. Source: #S191
  28. Source: #S346 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 8, 2002
  29. Source: #S26 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  30. Source: #S228 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  31. Source: #S441 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  32. Source: #S470 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 15, 2002
  33. Source: #S71 Page: Tree #4021 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  34. Source: #S134 Data: Text: Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001
  35. Source: #S137 Data: Text: Date of Import: Feb 15, 2003
  36. Source: #S26 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  37. Source: #S228 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 11, 2003
  38. Source: #S441 Data: Text: Date of Import: May 12, 2003
  39. Source: #S320: Page: Vol. 15 No. 2, Apr 2001
  40. Source: #S521: Page: http://www.ftdna.com/public/southworth-southard
  41. Source: #NI329: WFT #4021
  42. [frsout2.FTW]: [1853352.ged]: [martha davis.FTW]: [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #4021, Date of Import: Sep 26, 2001]
  43. Source: #S424: Page: DNA www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/southworth
  44. Source: #S521: Page: www.ftdna.com/public/southworth-southard

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  • Southard-446 was created by Tom Greene through the import of tgreeneftdna1.ged on Jun 29, 2014.
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On May 30, 2015 at 21:23GMT Marty Ormond wrote:

I am entering some family info regarding Embree family and observed wife of Embree-5 Moses Jr. is Mary Southard (Southard-5) married Egg Harbor NJ,her d 1749. and a significant number of children with pretty solid profiles.

We appear to need a merge of her Father, Thomas Southard. on her profile he is Southard-6. there is also Southard-103 that lists same birth 1660 and location, Hempstead NY and it has family ancestry and descendants linked. I will try to see that this message is posted on the relevant profiles.

There are also 2 profiles for the father of Thomas Jr. and those are Thomas Southard-61 New Netherlands immigrant Thomas Southard-102 Thanks in advance for getting clarification and initiating a merge on these pre 1700 ancestor

Marty

On May 30, 2015 at 21:21GMT Marty Ormond wrote:

I am entering some family info regarding Embree family and observed wife of Embree-5 Moses Jr. is Mary Southard (Southard-5) married Egg Harbor NJ,her d 1749. and a significant number of children with pretty solid profiles.

We appear to need a merge of her Father, Thomas Southard. on her profile he is Southard-6. there is also Southard-103 that lists same birth 1660 and location, Hempstead NY and it has family ancestry and descendants linked. I will try to see that this message is posted on the relevant profiles.

There are also 2 profiles for the father of Thomas Jr. and those are Thomas Southard-61 New Netherlands immigrant Thomas Southard-102 Thanks in advance for getting clarification and initiating a merge on these pre 1700 ancestor

Marty

On January 27, 2011 at 16:13GMT Doris Muller wrote:

Please note that this family is not yet proven to link to the Southworth line. The debate has raged for centuries, and only DNA will confirm or disprove the association. Please see www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/southworth.



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