||Thomas Southard was a New Netherland settler.|
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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.
"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:
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."
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.
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On 30 Jun 2017 at 12:15 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
On 29 Jun 2017 at 22:53 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Yes that Thomas was the son of Edward Southworth and Alice Carpenter, this Thomas was always said ..or assumed..to be the son of Edwards brother Thomas and his wife, the previous parents of this Thomas. The parents of that Thomas and Edward also are removed now (a bit a similar thing/situation as the false Royal connection and tangled up lineages we were working on with Anneke Jans and the webbers and the whole lot ;) ..wishful parents perhaps)
I have added a note he was removed as son to the parents also, so I think it's fine ..
On 29 Jun 2017 at 22:46 GMT Doris (Muller) Wheeler wrote:
On 28 Jun 2017 at 19:20 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:
In the DNA listing the Virginians were the Southwards. Southworths?
It looks like there was a PGM Thomas Southworth from Leiden https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Southworth-112
On 28 Jun 2017 at 19:09 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Was wondering if there's info about his (previous) supposed brother William ? Because of the removal of the parents, now the connection between the two supposed brothers also is gone. So I don't know, is there some evidence they were brothers ? If so perhaps we need to think of a way to fix the connection between them again ? Asking because we were looking for sources for them in the Dutch archives, because it was assumed Thomas and his supposed brother William were born in Leiden ?
On 28 Jun 2017 at 13:05 GMT Carrie Quackenbush wrote:
On 28 Jun 2017 at 12:14 GMT Doris (Muller) Wheeler wrote:
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On 20 Feb 2016 at 15:37 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:
On 20 Feb 2016 at 15:36 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:
Thomas is 16 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 15 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 20 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 16 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.