Oct 11 1750 members of Low Dutch Reformed Church, both he and wife Elizabeth.
His children but two moved to Owasco area including:
Samuel - yes
Moses Senior - no died in Orange county before Benjamin moved to Owasco
Margrietje - I don't think so
Elizabeth - died young if she is real. She may be the same as later Elizabeth.
Benjamin - yes
Esther - yes
John - yes
Jacobus Major - yes
!FHL #0861021: Surrogate Court Rec. of Cayuga Co., NY Box #2 in Re Estate of Benjamin Depuy (filed with Marsha L. Pilger corresp. 11-95)
!974.734/K2W: April 1894 Old Deerpark Days
There were received as members in the MaChackemech Church, Oct 11, 1750, the following persons:
76. Benjamin Dupuy, and
77. Lisabet Swartwout, his wife
BENJAMIN DUPUY was born at Rochester, Ulster County and baptized Mar 3, 1728. He was a son of Moses DePuy, (Baptized Sep. 27, 1691) and Margriet Schoonmaker, (baptized Dec. 15, 1695) of that place. Benjmain Dupuy, or Du Puy, as it was most generally written, and originally Du Pui, married Lisabeth Swartwout, the only daughter of Samuel Swartwout, who was a son of Thomas Swartwout, one of the original owners of the Peenpack Patent. After his marriage, Dupuy removed to Peenpack in the present town of Deerpark, and resided with his father-in-law and finally became the owner of all the estate. he built the stone residence before the Revolutionary War and rebuilt it, after that event, which is still standing and was for many years the home of Peter E. Gumaer, the historian. A picture of this house appeared in a former number of Church Life, in connection with the Gumaer genealogy.
During the war this house was used as a fort and known as "Fort Dupuy." The fort was burned by the enemy Oct 15, 1778 and was rebuilt with the addition of a clock house by the resident militia and nine months men.
Mr. Dupuy was a Justice of the Peace and for several years Supervisor of the old Town of Manakating, Ulster County, which then included part of the present Town of Deerpark. He was also a member of the Committee of Safety during the Revolutionary War, and was an officer and leading supporter of the Machackemech Church for many years. Gumaer in his history says he was a man six feet in stature, a persevering business man, and as was the custom in those days was the owner of several slaves. He lived to a good old age and late in life sold the remaining portion of his farm in Deerparck and removed to Owasco, NY where all his sons and daughters excepting one or two had previously settled. He died at the age of about 80 years and his wife about 60.
Their children were as follows:
BENJAMIN, MOSES, MARGRIETJE, ELIAS GUMAER, ELISABETH, BENJAMIN, ESTHER, SAMUEL, JAMES AND ELEANOR. (Chr. dates included)
The emigrant ancestor of Benjamin Dupuy, and all or nearly all of the families of Du Pui, De Pue and De Puy, Depew etc, in the United States, was Nicolas Du Pui, who arrived from Artois, France, in the ship "Purmerland Church" October 1662, with his wife Catryntje Vos, and their children Nicholas, John and Moses aged 6, 5, 2 years. Moses the youngest of the sons, settled in Rochester, Ulster County, where he purchased a tract of land in 1703. He married Maritje (Maria) Wynkoop, of Albany, daughter of Cornelis Wynkoop and Maria Jane Langendyke.
Moses and Maritje Wynkoop were the grandparents of Benjamin Depuy, the subject of this sketch, and the parents of Nicolas DuPuy (Baptized Dec 4, 1682) who married Wyntje Roosa, of Hurley in 1707, and settled in Smithfield, Monroe County, Pa., in 1725. He purchased 3,000 acres of land from the Indians and was the pioneer settler of that portion of Pennsylvania, north of the Delaware Water Gap.
June 1894 Old Deerpark Days
April Church Life contained sketches of Benjamin Dupuy and Lisabeth Swartwout, his wife, who united with the Machackemech Church Oct 11, 1750. There were received at that time eight persons as members upon confession of their faith. Among them in numberical order were:
78. Philip Swartwout and...
79. Antje Wynkoop, his wife. (Followed by Philip Swartwout history) Cayuga NY #973008 -4: 147. Benj. Depue of Owasco, Wife Mariah dau. Elizabeth 'Smith' ( a non com. and to be supported)
Elizabeth Smith, my gr. dau (dau of above)
dau. Margaret, wife of Elias Gumar (?) Jr.
dau. Esther, wife of Cornelius Van Auken
dau. Elinor, wife of Nehemiah Smith
son Benj. Jr.
gr son Abraham, Benj., Martin (of my son Moses)
slave (Old Dinah, Old Peter, Jude, Sam, Betty (Negroes) Dated 9-4-1806, Rec 4-14-1808
(History of Deerpark, Orange, New York - page 83)
Man Peter...........about 80
Woman Dinah....about 75
The four ancient families of Deerpark had the small-pox naturally, without vaccination or dieting and without the attendance of a physician, and generally had it light. A few of the oldest of Depuy's family were considerably pock-marked.
There was in this neighborhood a contagious fever between the years 1750 and 1760, which was here termed "the long fever". It commenced in one of the summers near the end of harvest time, and was more mortal to the black people than the whites. Depuy lost several slaves, who died of this fever. He said the cause had been attributed to eating to many pigeons.
The second generation (the children of Benjamin Esq.) with few exceptions, remained healthy. Rheumatism sometimes afflicted the members of the second Gumaer family, but still were able to perform much labor and were stong, though not equal in strength to the Swartwout, or Cuddeback families. All were men of six feet stature, excepting two of the Gumaer and one of the Van Inwegen family and averaging near 200 pounds in weight.
The second generation came on the stage of action and were married and had their farms granted to them in the intervening time between the French and Revolutionary wars, and commenced their business transactions when this part of our country was in a more thriving condition than it ever had been, in consequence of the circulation of a paper currency, which had become plentiful, and farmers made money faster than at any previous time; but when the scale turned by its depreciation, its previous value was lost, which, together with the destruction the enemy made in the war, greatly reduced the property of the inhabitants.
In 1777, three forts were built in this neighborhood: one at the house of Esq. Benjaim Depuy was vacated the 13th October, 1778, on which day the enemy invaded this neighborhood, and burned this house, fort and other buildings of Depuy, in consequence of which all the inhabitants of this neighborhood were collected in the fort at Gumaer's and in Fort DeWitt, to wit.
Benjamin Depuy Esq.'s family were in the Gumaer fort about one year. It consisted of himself, wife, three sons, three daughters and seven slaves. Totalling 113 people that year.
At Fort DeWitt were the following families (not all included)
Moses Depuy's - himself, wife, two sons and two slaves.
Samuel Depuy's - himself, wife, two sons and one slave.
Elias Gumaer's - himself,wife, four sons, two daughters and two slaves.
Esq. Depuy's family were in the fort during a part of the year, 15 in number. Totalling 80 people.
Some children were born in both forts, but a records was not included.
On the 20th of July, 1779, Brant, with a corps of Indians and tories, invaded this neighborhood. The occurrences of which and of the battle of Minisink, one or two days afterwards, are contained in Eager's History of Orange County, page 388, &c., relative to the invasion and in relatin to the battle see page 490, &c. There were about 18 families in this neighborhood who suffered in a greater or less degree the effects of the war, and a great proportion of them lost much property by the plunder and destruction which the enemy made by taking some of the best horses, plundering houses of goods and wearing apparel, burning of houses, barns and other buildings. In addition to which a few prisioners were taken, two of whom were slaves and two or more were killed. This invasion caused many of the best citizens of Goshen and vicinity to colunteer and pursue the enemy. The result of this was a more grievous calamity than the former, the result of which can be obtained as mentioned.
The following were the number of children of each familoy in it during the war:
Esq. Depuy ..... 6
Benjamin had 4 children die at an older age than himself, and 4 die younger than the age he did.
In 1792 the highest taxpayer on the largest of two lists was Esquire Depuy, whose tax was seven shillings, ten pence, one farthing.
(Page 129) Benjamin Depuy, Esquire, was a man of about six feet stature, not as bony, muscular and strong as the descendants of the first settlers. he was a persevering business man, but after he had been a few years in this neighborhood he became too fleshy and fat to perform any labor on his farm himself, but still paid a very strict attention to his farming business, the labor of which he managed to have done by his slaves, and sons after they became able to work. He became a Justice of the Peace here of the former county of Ulster, and served many years in that office before,in, and after the war, He also served many years as a Supervisor of the old town of Mamakating. In the commencement of the war he was one of the Committee of Safety. He was the greatest supporter of religious worship in the Mahackamack congregation. He was tender and humane to his wife, children and slaves, and provided a very plentiful living for all of them, in respect to died and the necessities of life, even to excess. He had a strong memory and retained much of what had transpired throught this valley from here to Kingston.
Depuy was a heavy load on a horse and had about as good luck as Alexander the Great had in obtaining a suitable riding horse for him. This great conqueror had one to carry him safely in his great battles and extensive conquests, and DePuy had one which carried him safely for many years and on many bad roads until age rendered him unable to continue his services. Depuy continued to feed and nourish his horse as long as it lived, and even sometimes with bread. I happened to come to his house at one time just after he had given his horse some bread. He then told me that this horse had never falled with him in all his travels. He related to me that at a certain time he and some other gentlemen went on a very rough, stony road along Basha's Kill in great haste to arrive in time at a certain meeting; that some of the horses did often stumble, and in one or two instances fell, and that his horse traveled over it without making a single blunder. All his travels on this horse must have amounted to some thousands of miles distance. About one half of his farm was between one and two miles distant from his house, and whenever his laborers worked on those lands he generally went to them on this horse once or twice a day. He had to go every year twice or oftener to Esopus, 50 miles distant, to perform his official duties and to many other places where his cival and church offices called him. The horse was strongly built for carrying, had a slow, easy pace, and was very kind. The continual exercise DePuy had on his horse and sometimes in the wagon and sleigh for doing his business at the mill stores, blacksmith's &C., had a tendency to keep him healthy, yet he had a few short hard sicknessess, but continued to live to a good old age, and in the last part of his life sold the part of his farm which he had retained and was removed by his sons to the town of Owasco, where, and in that part of New York, all his sons and daughters, excepting two had previously settled and there his mortal life was ended.
Families of Cortright, Dawson, Depuy, Hubbard and Allied Families: Compiled by Linnwood Hubbard Anthus 1941 shows:
Allyson's Notes - Oct 31, 2003: I show him as also marring a Mariah.
Index to Deeds- Grantos - Onondaga County, NY from 1794 to 1870 shows a Benjamin and Mary as Grantors in 1847 and 1849. This Benjamin would have been long since dead to be the same as in the Deeds.
Abstracts of Rev Way Pension Files - under Moses lists:
.... sol's sis Mary Depuy was aged 83 in 1839 of Rochester NY.
!Families of Cortright, Dawson, Depuy, Hubbard and allied families - compiled by Linnwood Hubbard Anthus, 1941, page 59:
Benjamin Depuy - signed the articles of association of Mamakating preceinct, Ulster, Co., NY June 26, 1775. Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to War of the Revolution, Vol 1, page 24, 25, 33. On roll of the sec. regiment of Ulster Co. Militia.
NY in the Revolution as Colony and State. There was a time in 1777 when his home was used as a fort, being used till Oct 13, 1778, when it was burned by the enemy. Was member of committee of safety.
Benjamin was on the Committee of Safety, Town of Rochester and a signerof the Articles of Association at Mamakating; He served in the 2nd Ulster
Ulster County in the Revolution
Ruth P. Heidgerd
"Benjamin Dupuy or DuPuy as it is most generally written, married Elizabeth Swartwout, the only daughter of Samuel Swartwout ..... After his marriage, Dupuy removed to Peenpack in the present town of Deerpark,and resided with his father-in-law, and finally became owner of all the estate. He built the stone residence before the Revolutionary War and rebuilt it, after that event, which is still standing and was for many years the home of Peter E. Gumaer, the historian. A picture of this house appeared in a former number of Church Life, in connection with the Gumaer Genealogy.
"During the war, this house was used as a fort and known as 'Fort Depuy'.The fort was burned by the enemy 15 Oct 1778 and was rebuilt with the addition of a block house by the resident militia and nine months Men.
"Mr. Dupuy was a Justice of the Peace and for several years a Supervisor of the old Town of Mamakating, Ulster County, which then included part ofthe present town of Deerpark. He was also a member of the Committee Of Safety during the Revolutionary War, and was an officer and leading supporter of the Macheckemech Church for many years. Gumaer, in his history, states that Dupuy was a man six feet in stature, a persevering business man, and as was the custom in those days, the owner of several slaves. He lived to a good old age and late in life, sold the remaining portion of his farm in Deerpark and moved to Owasco, N.Y., where all his sons and daughters, excepting one or two, had previously settled."
Typewritten copy of Church Life
found in Minisink Valley Hist. Soc.
Port Jervis, Orange Co., N.Y.
From "A History of Deerpark of Orange County, New York," pgs. 129-131; byPeter E. Gumaer and published by the Minisink Valley Historical Societyin 1890":
Benjamin De Puy, Esquire, was a man of about six feet stature, not asbony, muscular and strong as the descendants of the first settlers. Hewas a persevering businessman, but after he had been a few years in thisneighborhood he became too fleshy and fat to perform any labor on hisfarm himself, but still paid a very strict attention to his farmingbusiness, the labor of which he managed to have done by his slaves, andsons after they became able to work. He became a Justice of the Peacehere of the former county of Ulster, and served many years in that officebefore, in, and after the war. He also served many years as a Supervisorof the old town of Mamakating. In the commencement of the war he was oneof the Committee of safety. He was the greatest supporter of religiousworship in the Mahackamack congregation. He was tender and humane to hiswife, children and slaves, and provided a very plentiful living for allof them, in respect to diet and the necessities of life, even to excess.He had a strong memory and retained much of what had transpiredthroughout this valley from here to Kingston.
Depuy was a heavy load on a horse and had about as good luck as Alexanderthe Great had in obtaining a suitable riding horse for him . . . . He hadtold me that this horse had never fallen with him in all of his travels.He related to me that at a certain time he and some other gentlemen wenton a very rough, stony road along Basha's Kill in great haste to arriveat a certain meeting; that some of the horses did often stumble and inone or two instances fell, and that his horse traveled over it withoutmaking a single blunder. About one half of his farm was between one andtwo miles distant from his house, and whenever his laborers worked onthose lands he generally went to them on his horse once or twice a day.He had to go every year twice or oftener to Esopus, 50 miles distant, toperform his official duties and to many other places where his civil andchurch offices called him. The horse was strongly built for carrying,had a slow, easy pace, and was very kind. The continual exercise De Puyhad on his horse and sometimes in the wagon and sleigh for doing hisbusiness at the mill stores, blacksmith's, &c., had a tendency to keephim healthy, yet he had a few short, hard sicknesses, but continued tolive to a good old age, and in the last part of his life sold the part ofthe farm which he had retained and was removed by his sons to the town ofOwasco, where, and in that part of New York, all his sons and daughters,excepting two, had previously settled, and there his mortal life wasended."
Ibid, pg 51: "Depuy, after marriage, became a resident with hisfather-in-law and afterwards the owner of all his estate."
From "The History of Cayuga County 1789-1879;" page 383 - TOWN OF OWASCO/EARLY SETTLEMENTS.
The first settlement in Owasco was made in 1792, ten years prior to the organization of the town, when it formed a part of the old militarytownship of Aurelius. The pioneers were Samuel and Benjamin DePuy andMoses Cortright, from Orange county, Jacob and Roeliff Brinkerhoff, fromHarrisburg, Penn., and Cornelius Delamater, all of whom settled in thatyear. Samuel DePuy located where J. N. Chamberlain now lives, on lot 86,two and a half miles north-west of Owasco, where he lived till his death,about 1821. His children are all dead, likewise most of hisgrand-children. Benjamin DePuy settled in the north-east part of thetown, on what is known as the Decker farm, which is now occupied byMichael Welch, and on which he died. Cortright settled on lot 76, abouttwo and a half miles north-west of Owasco, where Cyrus Baker now lives,and where he died.
Samuel Gumaer came in from Orange county soon after the DePuys, andmarried a daughter of Samuel DePuy. He settled on lot 72, where the widowof Harvey Gumaer, his son, now lives. He died there about 1836-'7. James,another son, is living in Cato, and Samuel, in the west edge ofSkaneateles.
The stone house was built by Benjamin DePuy after the original fort and outbuildings were destroyed during Brant's raid of October 1778. The property was sold to Peter E. Gumaer in 1803, after the DePuys moved moved upstate. The stone house later belonged to the Godeffroy estate but is still known a the "old Gumaer stone house." (Images of Amerca Deerpark by Brian J. Lewis, Arcadia Publishing.
(Research):<u><b>2.0 DUTCH EXPLORERS AND EARLY SETTLERS IN AMERICA</u>
</b>In 1609 Henry Hudson, an Englishman in the employ of Dutch merchants, explored the Hudson and Connecticut Rivers searching for a Northwest Passage to India; he layed Dutch claims in North America. In 1610 Dutch merchants dispatched a ship under Capt. Van Campen to the Hudson to trade with the Indians. A year later Captains Block and Christiansen of Amsterdam traded with the Indians on the Hudson and aroused Dutch interests in the potentials of the area. By 1613 Capt. Block established a trading post of four houses on Manhattan Island and Capt. Christiansen sailed up the Hudson and built Fort Nassau on the remains of the french fort on Castle Island. Two men were left at Esopus (Kingston, NY) to set up trade. In 1618 a permanent trading post was established at Kingston to set up trade and a year later the Dutch West India Company was established to develop the commercial potentials of the New Netherlands.
In 1625 Peter Minuet mapped the South River (Delaware) and the Hudson River. By 1626 Minuet, now the director of the Dutch West India Co., purchased Manhattan Island from the Indians for 60 Guilders in trade goods.
In 1659 The Dutch West India Company directors in Amsterdam wrote to Gov. Stuyvesant that a trader-prospector, Claes de Ruyter, had shown them in Holland specimens of copper ore and reports of a gold mine that he should investigate when de Ruyter returns to New Netherlands. Later the same year, de Ruyter was back in New Netherlands at Esopus (Kingston) acting as Stuyvesants "confidential agent" in negotiating a peace after an uprising of the Esopus Indians. In 1661 Esopus (Kingston) the northern termination of "The Old Mine Road", consisted of a small palisaded fort and a trading post managed by the Schuyler family with a population of about 60 Dutch families.
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In 1664 Charles II of England overwhelmed Manhattan and Gov. Stuyvesant reluctantly surrendered without a fight. By 1673 the Dutch re-captured New Amsterdam, now New York, and held it for five months. Foolishly, they traded it back to the English for Surinam, in South America, at the Treaty of Westminster.
In 1680 William Penn was given a charter for Pennsylvania. Thomas Paschall, a pewterer who emigrated to Philadelphia from England, wrote to a friend in 1683 that the Swedes, Finns, Dutch and English had settled everywhere along the Delaware to a distance of 160 miles. This would include the Minisink Valley (1).
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"Ulster County was formed November 1, 1683, and included the country extending from the Hudson to the Delaware Rivers, bounded on the north and south by lines running due east and west, from the mouths of Sawyer's and Murderer's Creeks. Portions of the county have since been annexed to other counties, and some additions have been made to it. In 1614, the Dutch established a trading-post where Rondout now is. The first fort there is said to have been in the western part of Rondout, on a level piece of ground, still called by its Indian name, Ponckhockie. This trading-post was established six years before the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts was founded, and it is thought that a few Dutch families settled there not long after. This settlement was soon broken up by the Indians, and a new one was commenced between the years 1630 and 1640. In 1655, owning to the fearful ravages of the Indians near Manhattan, now New York, all the settlers at Esopus left their farms enmasse. In 1658 a site for a village was selected, and staked out, by governor Stuyvesant who came there from New York, its enclosure being two hundred and ten yards in circumference, and a guardhouse sixteen feet by twenty-three was built. The governor left twenty-four soldiers there to protect the place..."
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The 1652 Esopus colony was started by Thomas Chambers. The village was called Wiltwyck. In 1664 the English took control of the area and New Netherland became New York, Wiltwyck became Kingston.
"A major portion of the Town of Esopus was originally known as Klye Esopus, to distinguish it from the larger tract called Esopus, north and west of the Rondout and Wallkill Rivers."
"Early Dutch settlers came to Esopus before the year 1700 and built their sturdy stone houses, many of which are still in use today. The earliest record shows a purchase of a tract of ca 1960 acres by Fredrick Hussey on June 12, 1685. A part of this tract which has a high elevation, is known as Hussey Hill. Some of the early Van Aken families built along the eastern and northern portions of Hussey Hill, as evidenced by references to it in their deeds. Esopus, bounded on the east by the Hudson river, and on the West and North by the Rondout and Wallkill Rivers, proved to be a good place for the pioneers to live, for there was, and still is, plenty of fish and game. A good place to live in the 1700's...." (3).
"Marinus Van Aken was in Ulster County, NY sometime between 1683 and 1685. His marriage to Pieternelle de Pre in Cadzand, Holland took place on 11 Apr 1683. He took the oath of allegiance to the English government at Kingston, NY, in 1689. He was on the tax list on 9 Dec 1709 when he was taxed three shillings for '1 frye place and 1 slave'. He was also listed in the town of Rochester, Ulster Co., NY in 1711 and 1720/1. His children were all born (1685-1702) in Kingston NY." (4).
POSSIBLE DUPLICATE NOTES
On the jury list of Onondaga County, July 1851.
DePuy Benjamin Owasco Rural Cem, Owasco NY ( Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Volume 1.)
He rebuilt the present Gumaer Stone House after the Revolutionary War. (Peter E. Gumaer, A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N. Y., Minisink Valley Historical Society, 1890.)
Benjamin DePuy was born in Rochester, Ulster Co, N.Y., baptized 3 Mar 1728 and was a son of Moses DePuy and Margriet Schoonmaker, both of that place. He married Lisbeth Swartwout, only daughter of Samuel Swartwout who was the son of Thomas Swartwout, one of the original owners of the Minisink Patent.
After his marriage, DePuy moved to Peenpack in the present Town of Deerpark and resided with his father-in-law and finally became owner of the farm. He built a stone residence before the Revolutionary War which was used as a fort and known as Fort DePuy. It was burned by the enemy Oct. 15, 1778 and DePuy rebuilt it after the war was over. It is still standing near the present Godeffroy residence and was the home of the Historian Peter E. Gumaer for many years. DePuy was a member of the Committee of Safety during the Revolution, was Justice of the peace, kept slaves and removed in later life to Owasco N.Y. where he died aged 80 years. (Old Dutch Records of Mannissenk and Magheckemach Churches.)
The only daughter, Elizabeth Swartwout, married Benjamin Depuy, a son of Moses Depuy, of Rochester, in Ulster County. Depuy, after marriage, became a resident with his father-in-law and afterwards the owner of all his estate. He, after marriage, built, and, after the Revolutionary War ended, rebult the house of my present residence. He was for many years a Justice of the Peace; and, near the end of his life, removed to Owasco, where all his children, excepting one or two, had previously settled. They had five sonsâ¬"Moses, Samuel, John, Benjamin and James, and three daughtersâ¬"Margaret, Esther and Eleanor. His descendants are now all in western countries. (Peter E. Gumaer, A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N. Y., Minisink Valley Historical Society, 1890.)
The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1778 - http://www.loc.gov
"The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor.
George Washington to Count Casimir Pulaski, November 10, 1778
Poughkeepsie, November 10, 1778
Sir: Your Favr. Of the 6th. Was delivered to me at Fishkill by Mr. Gerard. I am sorry your indisposition deprived me of the pleasure of seeing yourself.
Upon consulting Govr. Clinton, of the State of New York, upon a position, in which your corps can be employed to advantage, and at the same time be plentifully subsisted in the Article of Forage, he advises the Minisink settlement upon Delaware. You will therefore be pleased to march immediately for that place, and take our station as near Cole's Fort as you conveniently can. Let your Cavalry and Infantry be quartered as near together as possible, that you may, in case the Indian Enemy make any attempt upon the settlement, draw your force quickly together. I must beg you to make use of all means to keep your Corps from marauding or in any way distressing te inhabitants, who will cheerfully contribute every thing to your support if properly demanded. There are two Gentlement of particular influence in that Country, Mr. Depui and Mr. Van Camp, who will assist you very much in procuring forage and other necessaries. I am &ca
[On November 10 Washington wrote to Col. Philip Van Cortlandt countermanding the order to march his regiment to Minisink: "If you should have marched, you may return. When you have fixed upon a position, be pleased to informe me of it, that I may know where to address any future orders," This letter is in the Washington Papers.
Count Pulaski recommended Count Kolkowski (Kotkowski) to Washington as a brave and useful officer, who he wished in his legion. Washington, in turn, because of the recommendatory letters from Franklin and Deane, introduced Kolkowski to Congress in a brief letter, dated Nov. 18, 1778, which is in the Washington Papers. Congress commissioned Kolkowski a captain in the legion Dec. 10, 1778. (See Washington's letter to Count Pulaski, Nov. 24, 1778, post.)]
1-Benjamin Dupuy (Depui, De Puy), of Minisink, and Isaac(?) Van Camp, of Albany County, New York.
2-The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.
Birth: New York, 1728; Rank: Public Service; Service: New York; Death: New York, 1806; Spouse: Lisabeth Swartwout (NSDAR Patriot Index, 27 May 2001)
Recrded the 29th day of May 1813
To all to whom these presents shall come, I Robert Earle, late Sheriff of the County of Onondaga in the State of New York send Greetings Where as by virture of a Writ of Fiere facias issued out of the Court of Common Pleas holder at the Courthouse in the town of Onondaga in and for the County of Onondaga at the suit of Lebiow Foster for the sum of fifty three Dollars and ninety seven cents, tested the twenty-eighth day of September Eighteen hundred and eleven returnable the first Monday of January then next, against the goods and chattels, Lands and tentaments of Benjamin DePuy. And one other writ of fieri facias issued out of the Superior Court of Indicature of the People of the State of new York tested the sixteenth day of January Eighteen hundred and thirteen at the suit of Jonas C. Baldwin for the sum of three hundred and nineteen dollars and sixty cents against the Goods and chattels, lands and tenements of Benjamin DePuy, which was lately in our said Supreme Court of Indicature aforesaid before our Justices thereof was adjudged to the said jonas, returnable the first Monday May then next. I have sold at Public Vendue (having previously advertized the same again ably to Law) All the rights and titles of the said Benjamin DePuy to Lot Number Eighty-six in the town of Lysander in the County of Onondaga and State of New York, to Samuel DePuy, Philip DePuy, Elias Gumaer, Junior, and Moses D. Rose as the highest bidders and for the consideration money herein after described and specified. Now therefore know ye, that I by virtue of the said Will to me directed and by force of the Statute in such case lately made and provided and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty Dollars New York Currency to me in hand paid, have granted, bargain, sold, released and confirmed, and by these presents, Do grant, bargain, sell, release and confer to the said Samuel, Philip, Elias and moses their heirs and assigns forever, the before described premises, and all the Estate, right, title, interest and property which the said Benjamin DePuy had to the same or any part thereof. To Have and to Hold the said premises hereby granted, bargained, sold, released and confirmed, with the appurtenances until the said Samuel, Philip, Elias, and Moses and to their heirs and assigns forever, as fully and absolute by I the said robert Earle late Sheriff aforesaid, might, could or ought to do by force and virtue of the said Writs of fiori facias aforesaid, and by force of the Statute aforesaid or otherwise however. In Tesstimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty ninth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and thirteen. Robert Earle late Sheriff, Sealed and delivered in the presence of the words "Dollar" and the word "against the goods and chattels, Land and tenements of Benjamin DePuy" interlined before execution and the word "May" written on erasure.
Elijah Price ________ Be it remembered that on the 29th day of May 1813, before one Elijah Price one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in and for the County of Cayuga came Samuel F. Streeter to me known to be the Deputy of Robert Earle Esquire late Sheriff of the County of Onondaga and acknowledge that he executed the within Instrument for the use and purpose therein mentioned, finding therein no material erasures or interlination except those duly noted. I alow the same to be recorded â¬" Elijah Price.
1Elizabeth SWARTWOUT, 5G Grandmother
Birthca 1730, Marbletown, Ulster, New York
Christen29 Apr 1756
FatherSamuel SWARTWOUT (<1702-ca1782)
MotherElizabeth GUMAER (1705-)
Esther (Hester) (<1760-)