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Jonas (Gerretson) Gerretse (abt. 1684 - aft. 1729)

Jonas Gerretse formerly Gerretson aka Gerretze, Gerritsz, Garrisonen
Born about in Westchester (town), Province of New Yorkmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 13 Oct 1708 in Tappan, Orange County, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Richmond, Richmond County, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2017
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Jonas (Gerretson) Gerretse was a New Netherland Descendant 1674-1776.
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Jonas is thought to be the son of Derrick ("Dirck") Garretson and his wife Mary, who were recorded in the town of Westchester, New York, in 1692 and 1703. [1]

Jonas Gerretson and Kornelia De Groodt married in Tappan, New York, on 13 October 1708. The record of their betrothal and marriage indicates that Jonas was born in "New Sijester,"[2] which might refer to Westchester.

Jonas Gerretse and his sister Maria Gerretse were baptized as adults (both were described as "aged person") at Tappan on 28 June 1709.[3][4] On the following day, 29 June, the baptism of Maerbil, child of Jonas Gerretse and Cornelia De Groodt, was recorded at Tappan. The witnesses were Jeremiach Cenneff jr and Mari Gerretse;[5] the latter presumably was the sister of Jonas who had been baptized the previous day.

Jonas Garrison (~1684-?) m. Cornelia DeGROOT on Oct. 13,1708

Jonas was born 1684 in Westchester, New York, USA. He married CORNELIA DEGROOT October 13, 1708 in Tappan,Rockland County, New York, USA. She was born 1695.

Jonas was the son of Dirck and Mary. He was born in Westchester, NY in 1684 and lived in Tappan, NY where he married Cornelia deGroot on Oct. 13, 1708 (daughter of Staats Janszen) deGroot. They took up residence in Philipsburgh, New York in 1712.

He passed away after 1729.[6]

Church Records

  • 1709. June 28. Jonas [aged person]. Gerretse.[4]
  • 1708. Sept. 4. Jonas Gerretson j. m. born in New Sijester (Chester?) and Kornelia De Groodt j. d. born at Tappan, betrothed. Witnesses, Jeremiah Ceniff, Joris Juell [?], Daniel De Klerck, Elders. Married Oct. 13.[2]
Children's baptisms
  1. 1709 Jun 29. Maerbil. Jonas Gerretse, Cornelia De Groodt. Witnesses: Jeremiach Cenneff jr, Mari Gerretse. [5]
  2. 1711. Joost, July 26, Oct. 16, 1711. Jonas Gerretse, Kornelia De Groodt. Wit: Joost De Groodt, Barber Springhsteen.[7]

Research Notes

LNAB is Gerretson, the name on his marriage record (earliest record we have for him). - Smith-62120 01:33, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

Parents & siblings- Surname of Immigrant: Gerretze Given name(s) of Immigrant: Dirck Name of Ship: The Beaver Arrival Date: 1660-1664 Origin of Immigrant: Utrecht, Holland Immigrant's Date & Place of Birth: ~1640 & Holland Immigrant's Spouse: Geertje Hendricks

"Immigrant's Children:

  1. )Gerret Garretze(1661) died young,
  2. John Garrison (~1670-?) m. to Bridget OAKLEY
  3. Ruhanna Garrison (~1672-?) m. Thomas BISHOP
  4. Richard Garrison (~1676-?) m. Elizabeth ?
  5. )Mary Garrison
  6. Jonas Garrison (~1684-?) m. Cornelia DeGROOT on Oct. 13,1708. Notes: Gerretze Garrison"

Content about this man's father that was posted on a profile for the wrong man:

He married (2) MARY GETTESON Abt. 1680. She was born 1642. Not sure when the name was changed from Gerritszen to Garrison but may have happened when Marvin (Marvel) Garrison Sr. emigrated to Canada in 1784 and took up residence in Adolphustown, Ontario, near Napanee, Ontario [8]


  1. Wardell, page 14, citing Westchester town records.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Betrothals And Marriages Of The Dutch Reformed Church Of Tappan, Rockland County, New York. New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 84 (1953), Issue 3, page 164. [$ paid access on by subscription or NYGBS membership]
  3. Wardell, page 44.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cole, Page 4 of appendix: 1709. June 28. Jonas [aged person]. Gerretse. 1709. June 28. Maria [aged person]. Gerretse [sister of the last].
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kelly, Arthur C. M. Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, Rockland County, NY: 1694-1899. Rhinebeck, NY: Kingship, 1998. Print. Page 7.
  6. A source for this information is needed.
  7. Cole, page 5 of appendix.
  8. Helen D. Phelan. "User Home Page Book: Gerritszen - Garrison Family Tree: Register Report of Dirck (Derreck) Gerritszen (VanDyne) Van Dien." Accessed 13 Sep 2017.
  • Cole, David. History of Rockland County, New York. New York : J. B. Beers & Co. 1884.
  • Wardell, Patricia A. Early Bergen County Families. File: BCFam-Garrison.pdf.
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I am disconnecting Dirck Gerritsz Van Dien and Geertje Hendricks as this man's parents. When that man died in 1686 he was survived by only one son, who wasn't Jonas. This man's father was a different Dirk/Derrick Gerretson.
posted by Ellen Smith
I am disconnecting Dirck Gerretson/Garrison/etc. Van Duyn and Geertje Hendricks as this man's parents. When that man died in 1686 he was survived by only one son, who wasn't Jonas. This man's father was a different Dirk/Derrick Gerretson.
posted on Garrison-2342 (merged) by Ellen Smith
Gerretson-2 and Garrison-2342 appear to represent the same person because: same name, parents and spouse. All of them have duplicate profiles. Please merge parents first.
posted on Garrison-2342 (merged) by Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill