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Abraham (la Matre) la Maitre (abt. 1656 - 1734)

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Abraham la Maitre formerly la Matre aka Delameter, Delamater
Born about in Flatbush, New Netherlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Kingston, Ulster Co., NYmap
Husband of — married in Kingston, Ulster, Province of New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kingston, Province of New Yorkmap
La_Matre-1 created 7 Nov 2016 | Last modified
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Abraham, born at Midwout/Flatbush, in 1656, removed in his early manhood, with his brother Jacobus, to Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. He there married, June 18, 1682, Celeste, daughter of Cornelius Vernoy, and had four children. He married a second wife, Elsie, daughter of Jurian Tappan, and Avidow of Hillebrant Lechier, about 1692, having five children. A magistrate and elder at Kingston, and prominent in public affairs, he closed a useful life November 20, 1734.


Abram La Metre


Abraham was Born 1656 in Midwout/Flatbush, Long Island NY

First Marriage

Husband of Seletje Vernooy — married June 18, 1682 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY

Second Marriage

Husband of Elsie Tappan — married in NY
ABT 1692 NY
AFT 18 JUL 1693 Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA[1]


November 20, 1734 in Kingston, NY [2]

Church records

  • 1682 Abraham la Matre, j.m. of Midwoud, and resid. in Kingston, and Ceeltie Vernoy, j.d., from the Esopus, resid. under the jurisdiction of Kingstoune. First publication of Banns, 17 Jun. (O.S.) [3]
  1. 1683 May 06 Cornelis, Abram La Matre, Ceelitie Vernoy. Wit.: Cornelis Vnoy. [3]
  2. 1685 Dec 12 Susanna, Abram La Metre, Celitie Vernoy. Wit.: Jan La Metre, Cornelia Vernoy. [3]
  3. 1688 Jan 29 Johannes, Abraham le Maitre, Selitje Vernoye. Wit.: Jacobus le Maitre, Lysbeth Vernoye. [3]
  4. 1689 Oct 13 [name not given], Abraham la Mettre, Selitje Vernoy. Wit.: [No witnesses named]. [3]
  1. 1694 Nov 11 Ariaantje, Abram la Maitre, Elsje Tappen. Wit.: Jacobus la Maitre, Ariaantje Davids. [3]
  2. 1697 Jul 04 Joannes, Abraam la Meeter, Elsje Tappen. Wit.: Jan la Meeter, Mooses de Graff, Margriet Tappen. [3]
  3. 1701 Feb 02 David, Abraam la Maeter, Elsje Tappen. Wit.: Broer Decker, Cornelia Tappen. [3]
  4. 1705 Apr 22 Jacobus, Abraham la Maitre, Elsje Tappen. Wit.: Pieter Tappen, Tryntje Tappen. [3]
  5. 1707 Sep 28 Abram, Abraham La Metre, Elsje Tappen. Wit.: Hans Kierstede, Ariaantie Tappen. [3]

Other Church Events:

  • KRDC Bapt. Record: 1713 Sep 20; Cornelis Lameeter, Margriet Steenbergen; Abraham; Abraham Lameeter, Elsjen Tappen
  • KRDC Bapt. Record: 1718 Jan 19; Cornelis la Meeter, Margriet Van Steenbergen; Abraham; Abraham Lameeter, Elsjen Tappen


  1. Source: #S29: Page: pp. 9
  2. Source: #S29: Page: pp. 6, 9
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Roswell Randall Hoes. Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York: (formerly Named Wiltwyck, and Often Familiarly Called Esopus or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and Fifty Years from Their Commencement in 1660. New York: De Vinne Press, 1891.
  • Source S25: Author: ed. Hoes, Roswell Randall: Title: Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston,Ulster, New York, 1660-1809: Publication: Name: De Winne Press, 1891;: NOTESource Medium: Book
  • Source S29: Author: Delamater, Phillip R.: Title: Connecting With Our Past: A Genealogy of Descendants of ClaudeLeMaitre Celebrating 350 Years in America: Publication: Name: Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 2002;: NOTESource Medium: Book


  • This person was created on 13 September 2010 through the import of 124-DeCoursey.ged.
  • This person was created through the import of MacEntee_Richard_2010-11-01.ged on 02 November 2010.
  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-105942 created through the import of Family Nov 2011.GED on Sep 6, 2011 by Jim Tarbet.

Research notes


la Matre is the surname that first appears in records for Abraham, at his marriage to Ceeltie. Quackenbush-118 20:39, 16 March 2017 (EDT)

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On 5 Jan 2015 at 01:43 GMT Steven Mix wrote:

Delamater-16 and Delamater-10 appear to represent the same person because: This is the oldest paternal ancestor in this chain in need of a merge. No tree conflicts. These matches have been reviewed by the New Netherland Settlers Merge Approval System, and the "Green" destination NNS profile is protected as PPP, and the "Merge Pending" profile is now ready and able to be merged into it. I saved the data to the bios. Thanks!

On 6 Sep 2014 at 11:46 GMT Harold Templeton wrote:

Delamater-16 and Delamater-10 appear to represent the same person because: Dates match. Same parents, same spouses. Abraham's name is doubled in the list of children for Claude le Maistre and Hester Du Bois.

Abraham is 17 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 17 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 17 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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