Smock Research Sources

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Smock Research Sources

  • Register in alphabetical order, of the early settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y., Teunis G. Bergen. S. W. Green's Son, Printer, Electrotyper and Binder (New York, 1881). "Smack or Smock, Hendrick Matthyse." Page 264-265.
  • New Netherlands Connections. "Which Charles Fontyn?" Vol 14:96-Vol 15:1 by Judy Smith Cassidy.
Outstanding research on the New Jersey Fonteyn families. She, along with Mike Morrissey and David Smock, provide nearly absolute proof of these relationships. The only copy I am aware of is on the New England Historic Genealogical Society website "American Ancestors." Membership required. I believe that 'New Netherlands Connections is no longer published with the passing of its editor, Dorothy A. Koenig.
  • A. Van Doren Honeyman, Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, New Brunswick Reformed Dutch Church records. New Jersey Historical Society, Newark NJ _New Series_ vol XI (1926), vol. XII (1927), and vol. XIII (1928). "New Brunswick First Reformed Church Baptisms"; Vol XI (1926). Family History Library card catalog online books.
Generation One
Generation Two
Generation Three
Generation Four
  • Henry Cobb Stryker and Amanda Rosetta Walker : their ancestors and descendants. Wikberg, Daisy Belle. Bellingham, Wash. (unknown, 1971). Smock or Smak Family.
  • Hendrick Matthysen Smock and His Descendants. First Three Generations. 1980. Self published. David L. Smock, 963 Spencer Road. McLean, Virginia 22102

Title Page || Page 15, #12 Jan Smock || Page 15, #12 Continued

Page 33, #152|| Page 34, #152 continued || Page 35, #152 continued

  • New Jersey Colonial Documents, Abstract of Wills, 1751-1760, Vol. XXXII p. 303. New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series. Trenton, New Jersey: John L Murphy Publishing Company.
Will of Leah Fonteyn's husband, John Smock, probated 1760, Mar. 1.
She was named in the will.
Will and Probate for Jan (John) Smock
  • Email from Mike Morrissey 7/19/2010. (His diligent research on this family is remarkable.)
I was going back over my files and came across two things which may be related.
1) this record. I could kick myself, but I no longer remember where the transcription I refer to below was from. I am hoping you recognize it:
From the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick, NJ, baptismal records:
Date Parents Child
18 Oct 1732, Jacques Fonteyn and Elizabeth - Charel
Witnesses: Charel Fonteyn and Sarah Nolan
It appears to be a revision of the transcription by H.A. Scomp in "A history of the Smock family", pg 4.
That reads:
"Going back to the Raritan Record for other branches of the Fontaines we find that Jacob (evidently Jaques, the oldest of Charles' children [my note: his is supposing this Jacob was the son of Charles & Maria]) and Elizabeth had baptized 1732, Oct 18, a son Chaerel, or Charles, and his (Charles') parents were witnesses to the baptism."
H.A Scomp recorded the date incorrectly. The same wrong date is used in the transcription on the top. Since H.A. Scomp was reviewing the original records, I have to think whoever did the transcription at the top was using H.A. Scomp's work and tried to be helpful by filling in the witnesses, who were actually Jacob's parents, Charles Fonteyn and Lena/Magdalena Reynierse, but got them wrong.
I confirmed with Rutgers University, as below, that the dates for both are incorrect (actually 28 Oct 1722), and the witness "Charles Fonteyn" was correct, but "Sarah Nolan" was actually "Lena his wife ("Lena syn vrouw")". This may be the source of Sarah Nolan as the wife of Charles Fonteyn.
2) I reviewed the Abraham Smock bible record from your website and found there is an interesting and perhaps related error in the note in the Bible:
"In the bible was a piece of paper with the following information:

Sally Fountain married John Smock, their children; Mary, Hannah, Mathew, John, Jacob, Henry, Abraham, James, & Issac.
Jacob Smock, the son of the above named John Smock & had children;
Matthew ....b____, Jacob... Born____, Leah born ____, Polly b. _____, Samuel... b.___.
Abraham born _July 8_, 1790, John b. ____. Caty born ____, Peter born ____.

From what I can tell, Abraham was actually the son of John Smock and Leah Fonteyn. Leah's parents were Charles Fonteyn and Magdalena Reynierse, the couple who were the real witnesses in the baptismal record above. Perhaps the real question is, was Sarah Nolan the mother of Leah Fonteyn, not was she the mother of Sarah Fonteyn. In any case, it calls into question the reliability of the research this note was based on.
A possible stab at the logic in the research related to the Bible record:
1) whoever was doing the research tried to reconcile several conflicting facts:
a) Abraham Smock's father was named Jacob.
b) Abraham Smock's grandparents were John Smock and Leah Fonteyn
c) Charles Fonteyn and Magdalena Reynierse were the parents Leah Fonteyn, and also parents of Jacob Fonteyn, whose son was baptised in 1722 in the record above.
d) H.A. Scomp implied the parents of this Jacob/Jacques (in b above) were actually Charles Fonteyn and Maria. That would make Leah their daughter.
e) The bible record as transcribed above lists the witnesses/parents as Charles Fonteyn and Sarah Nolan.
f) Charles Fonteyn and Mara/Sarah Nolan did not have a daughter named Leah, but they did have a daughter named Sarah who a) married a John Smock and b) had a son named Jacob.
2) They appear to have come to the conclusion that Sarah, not Leah, was the grandmother of Abraham Smock. Then, relying on the transcription above, Sarah's parents must be Charles Fonteyn and Sarah Nolan.
Though there are many similarities in the data reported in the Bible record and H.A. Scomps work, I cannot tell for sure the researcher knew of his work. If I could only find where I found that baptismal record transcription, it would help fill out that paper trail."
Mike Morrissey

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