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Note on Identity
This Barent Kool is not to be confused with Barent Cool, son of Cornelis Cool and Aeltje Brachonge, who was also born in about 1610.
Barent Jacobsen Kool's great grandparents were Jacob Adriense Kool and Petronella DeWitt. Their son, Barent Jacobsen Kool's grandfather, Adrein Jacobsen Kool born 1556, married Margaretta Rosendal. Child of Adrein Jacobsen Kool and Margaretta Rosendal was Jacob Arendsen Kool born abt. 1580 who married Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, parents of Barent Jacobsen Kool.
Barent Jacobsen Kool was the son of Jacob Arendsen Kool and Aeltje Dirckse. Jacob Arendsen Kool was born 1580. His son Barent Jacobsen Kool came to America in the services of the West-India Company. He was married in 1637 in Holland to Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, the daughter of Leendert Arentzen and Leuntie Alberts (Lydecker) De Graeuw, a member of one of the Walloon families who were the first settlers of New Amsterdam. The baptisms of their nine children all appear on the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, except that of his eldest son, Jacob Barentsen Cool, who was born in 1639. The De Graeuws came to America in 1638 in the ship Dolphin.
It is possible. that Barent Jacobsen Cool came over with Peter Minuit in 1625. However, beginning with 1633, he can be traced through civil records, and, beginning with 1640, he can be traced through church and civil records down to 1665. Barent Jacobsen Cool sailed to New Amsterdam, on one of his sailings possibly from Amsterdam as a sailor in late 1632 on the ship Soutberg, which arrived in April 1633 with 140 soldiers. On June 8, 1633, he and six others signed a treaty with the Sickename Indians for purchasing land on the Connecticut River. Barent's group also built a trading house called "The House of Good Hope" and fortified it with several cannons. This was done to halt English exploration of the land.Officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654
- kind: Barent doopdatum: 18-05-1610 kerk: Nieuwe Kerk godsdienst: Hervormd vader: Arentsz, Jakob moeder: Dirx, Aeltje
- Arrival 1633 New York, New York Age: 22-23
- On April 19, 1638, the crew of the ship den Dolphyn made a formal complaint to the provincial secretary about how the ship leaked during the voyage and that the captain had not provided enough food for the passengers. Leendert and his future son-in-law Barent Jacobsen Kool testified that several children belonging to Jan Schepmoes and his wife didn’t receive enough food. the case was continued during town minutes from 1645. So far this is the last entry:
“Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Leendert Arentsz. aged forty-four years, and Barent Jacobsz. aged thirty-four years, who at the request of Jan Jansz. Schepmoes jointly attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if necessary and required, that it is true and truthful that they arrived here in the year 1638 in the ship “Den Dolphyn”, on board of which were then also Jan Schepmoes, his wife and two children, of which children during the voyage one received half rations and the younger being a sucking babe, never received any ship’s food. All of which they, the deponents, offer to confirm. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands, the 12th of January 1645. This is the X mark of Leendert Arenden, Barent Jacobsz. Cool Acknowledged before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, Secretary” 
The following baptisms for children of Barent Jacobszen were recorded in the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam (New York City):
- Child: Jacob Barentsen Kool 25 September 1639
- Child: Aaltje Kool 23 September 1640 Witnesses: Jan Hermanszen, Leuntie Alberts.
- Child: Divertje Kool 01 February 1643 Witnesses: Hendrick Sibout, Gysbert Corneliszen, Christina Vynen.
- Child: Applonia Barents Kool 29 January 1649 Witnesses: Thys Claeszen, Lyntie Jochems.
- Child: Leendert Barentsen Kool 22 December 1647Witnesses: Albert Leendertszen.
- Child: Arent Barents Kool # Arent 09 October 1650 Witnesses: Jan Helmszen, Cornelisje Leender s.
- Child: Teunis Barents Kool 17 August 1653 Witnesses: Arent Leendertszen, Engeltje Jans.
- Arent 10 October 1655 Witnesses: Jan Prie, Aechtje Leendert
- Child: Pieter Kool 29 August 1657 Witnesses: Jan Corneliszen, Adriaentie Trommels.
Clarke lists a tenth child, Tryntje, born about 1648; no other information given.
- Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH Brassard, Theodore (comp.),
- "History of Ulster County, New York," (Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) Part I, page 34
- Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683-1809, excerpted from the Year Books of the Holland Society of New York.
- The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America" (subtitled, "A Geneological Encyclopedia of the United States) - (Genealogical Publishing Company. Baltimore: 1987.
- Source S356: Doherty, Frank J. The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent, ten volumes. Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, NY., 1990–2003. (Volumes 1-8 available in online database at AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013)
- 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)
- Court and Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold, Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.
- Source: Familysearch: The History of Barent Jacobsen Kool/Cool/Cole of Amsterdam, Holland familysearch Jacob Barentse Kool/Cool/Cole
- Clarke, Robert Gordon. Jacob <Arent> Kool, Early New Netherland Settlers website, 29 March 2013.
- Barent's story, posted at Ancestry.com, apparently originally contributed by member kgherschell1
- Note: Information from "The Kool (Cool or Cole) Family in America
- ↑ Spelling was Kool in History of the Reformed Church of Tappan, N.Y . David Cole pg.106
- ↑ : Source: #S356 Page: Additions and Corrections, p. 932
- ↑ "St. Nicholas Society Genealogical Records, Vol. 2 (1905)
- ↑ bronverwijzing: DTB 39, p.218 Archief van de Burgerlijke Stand: doop-, trouw- en begraafboeken van Amsterdam (retroacta van de Burgerlijke Stand)Doopregister: NL-SAA-24286004
- ↑ More details of the case against the crew of the ship is detailed in “New York Historical Manuscripts Dutch” by Arnold J. E. Van Laer (Vol. 2, Item 139 g)
- ↑ Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
- ↑ Clarke, person #13.
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On July 17, 2015 at 22:09GMT Michelle Hartley wrote:
I downloaded the Kool book at the family history library which now says it's damaged. Ugh!
On July 17, 2015 at 21:47GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
On July 17, 2015 at 19:52GMT Michelle Hartley wrote:
On July 11, 2015 at 17:27GMT Bea Wijma wrote:
On July 11, 2015 at 02:22GMT Bea Wijma wrote:
On December 16, 2014 at 04:08GMT Steven Mix wrote:
On October 2, 2014 at 22:44GMT Steven Mix wrote:
The wife looks to be the same, but I need to look at it more closely.
The son Cornelius has the right patronymic to be the son of Barent. But the matching son Cornelius is from a later generation, and also has the wrong patronymic, Theunis, so he cannot be the son of Barent.
Let's just leave it all Unmerged Match until we get better clarity on this line.
On July 9, 2014 at 23:35GMT Steven Mix wrote:
It looks to be a completely independent line, because I cannot spot any common descendants, ancestors, or patronymics between them, and the dates in the tree there all appear to be orderly as well.
On June 29, 2014 at 16:13GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:
On March 12, 2014 at 14:20GMT Michelle Hartley wrote: