Styntje Dourves

Styntje Dourves

Female 1617 - 1682  (64 years)


My Dutch Immigrant Ancestors

Most are distant ancestors of my great grandmother, Olive Irene Kuykendall.
One Dutch immigrant is a progenitor of her husband, Leander Travis Hutcheson.
All of them immigrated to New Netherland in the early-to-mid 1600s.
- Robin Richmond

My Kuykendall Immigrant Dutch Ancestors

My Great*5 Grandfather Peter Kuykendall had nine Dutch immigrant ancestors ancestors, all of whom came to New Netherland before 1650. The Kuykendall name was carried down to my great-grandmother, Olive Irene Kuykendall.
                     ┌──Jacob Luurszen (1616 Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands - 1655 Fort Orange, New York)
               ┌──Luur Jacobsen van Kuykendall (1650 Kingston, New York - 1720 Machackemeck, New York)
               │     └──Styntje Dourves (1617 Enkhuizen, Nord-Holland, Netherlands - 1682 Ulster Co, New York)
         ┌──Mattheus (Matthew) Kuykendall (1690 Ulster Co, New York - 1755 North Carolina)
         │     │        
         │     │     ┌──Aert Pietersen Tack (1626 Etten, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - 1670 New York)
         │     └──Grietje Margarita Artze Tack (1663 Wiltwijck, Ulster Co, New York - 1720 Machackemeck, New York)
         │           └──Annetje Ariens (1645 Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1717 Dutchess Co, New York)
Petrus (Peter) Kuykendall (1719 Machackemeck, New York - 1783 Tennessee)
         │           ┌──Jurian Westphal (1621 Leiderdorp, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - 1667 Kingston, New York)
         │     ┌──Johannes Jurian Westfall (1659 Esopus, Ulster County, New York - 1725 Machackemeck, New York)
         │     │     │        
         │     │     │     ┌──Hans Jansen van Norstrand (1600 Nordstrand, Denmark - 1690 Brooklyn, New York)
         │     │     └──Marritje Hansen (1636 Nordstrand, Denmark - 1670 Kingston, New York)
         │     │           └──Rymerig Volkert (abt 1610 Netherlands - 1642 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York)
         │     │              
         └──Jannetjen Westfall (1688 Kingston, New York - ??)
               │           ┌──Barent Jacobsen Cool (1610 Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1676 Kingston, New York)
               │     ┌──Jacob Barentsen Kool (Kingston, New York;1639 - 1719)
               │     │     └──Marretje Leendertse Degraw (1620 Netherlands - 1670 Kingston, New York)
               │     │        
               └──Maritje Jacobz Cool (1666 Kingston, New York - 1728 Machackemeck, New York)
                     │     ┌──Sijmon Florisz (Amsterdam, Netherlands;1598 - 1634)
                     └──Marretje Symons Schempoes (1632 Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1672 Kingston, New York)
                           └──Claertje Arents (Amsterdam, Netherlands;1595 - 1645)

Notes on my Kuykendall ancestors

  1. Jacob Luurszen's son Luur Jacobsen took on the surname Kuykendall in the late 1660's when the new British authorities insisted that every family have a consistent surname. There are two primary schools of thought about what the origins of Kuykendall. The most common is that it is a toponym that refers to a hill that was known as Kijk-n-t-dal, on the banks of the Rhine River valley, near Waneningen (Jacob Luurszen's home town). Some take the more literal translation "Church in the dell".
  2. Clearly, Hans Jansen van Nordstrom was Danish. I think that the moniker "van Nordstromn" was applied only after he came to New Netherland.
  3. That Jurien Westphal (sometimes spelled Westphalen) had a toponym from outside of the Netherlands in 1621 suggests that he was not really Dutch, but there's no telling how long his family had lived in the Netherlands.
  4. There's quite a story about Aiert Peterson Tack. He reportedly left his wife and infant quietly and quickly just after an Indian raid on Wiltwijck and fled to the Netherlands, where he (illegally) married Grietje Vought, who may have been a family friend or caretaker for his children in Wiltwijck. But he soon returned to New Amsterdam, and, and some point moved back up the Hudson River near his ex-wife and her (legal) second husband. It isn't clear whether he made contact with his old family.
  5. I just now found that says that Aiert Peterson Tack's parents were Peeter Peeterssen Tack (abt 1592 - bef 4 Feb 1669, both in Etten) and Maiijken Anthonis Quirijnsdr (bef 18 Jan 1596 - bef 24 Feb 1639, both in Etten). It also gives at least a couple of additional ancestral generations.
  6. The surname Cool is often spelled "Kool" or "Cole". Some sources suggest that Jacob Barentsen took on the surname after immigrating to America, but others carry it back at least to the 1500s.
  7. The name "Marretje Symons Schempoes" is atypical. I would expect "Symons" to be expressed more like "Symondse" give her father's name, and I have no idea where "Schempoes" originated. It is mentioned in more than one source for events in America)

My Hutcheson/Skillman Immigrant Dutch Ancestor

There is only one Dutch immigrant in my Hutcheson/Skillman line
                           ┌──Thomas Skillman (1637 Suffolk, England - 1698 Queens, New York)
                 ┌──Thomas Skillman, Jr (1671 Queens, New York - 1740 Hellsgate Neck, Queens, New York)     
                 │         └──Sarah Petit (Queens, New York;1644 - 1704)
Jan (John) Skillman (1696 Brooklyn, New York - 1765 New Jersey)
                 │         ┌──Adrian Aten (1630 Netherlands - 1700 Brooklyn, New York)
                 └──Annetje Aten (1667 Brooklyn, New York - 1742 Long Island, New York)
                           └── (1640 England - 1697)

Notes on the Hutcheson/Skillman line

  1. Annetje Aten's father-in-law, Thomas Skillman, was a soldier who was in the fleet of British ships that intimidated Peter Stuyvesant into surrendering the colony without a fight in 1664. Thomas Skillman then settled in what is now Queens and built an estate on a creek called Dutch Kill, which is now a short industrial channel very close to the Queensborough Bridge.
  2. It is not widely known that the Dutch reconquered Manhattan with a force of 600 men during the Third Anglo-Dutch War. But they gave it up the following year effectively in exchange for the South American colony that came to be known Guiana, which is now the tiny country of Suriname. It seems that, at the time, the Dutch believed that the northeast coast of South America would become much more valuable than New York!
  3. The chart doesn't include any Hutchesons. The heading for this section includes that name only because the people in this chart are ancestors of my great grandfather Leander Travis (L.T.) Hutcheson, the husband of Olive Irene Kuykendall, the last of my Kuykendall cousins.
  4. The path to L.T. Hutcheson:
    • Jan Skillman married Anna Hull, whose immigrant and Wikipedia-worthy great grandfather, Rev. Joseph Hulll, had a remarkable and contentious career that carried him back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean several times. 
    • Jan and Anna's son Christopher married  Ruth FitzRandolph, the daughter of Nathaniel FitzRandolph who was the primary founder of what is now Princeton University and whose name is fundamental to Princeton traditions, as described in a Wikipedia article about Princeton's FitzRandolph Gate.
    • Christopher's and Ruth's daughter married Charles Hutcheson. They are buried in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, where their great grandson, L.T. Hutcheson, grew up.

Notes on these charts

  1. Several of these lines could be carried further back, but I have deliberately avoid researching European ancestors beyond immigrants and sometimes their parents, because I just have too many unresolved lines in America.
  2. There is a good bit of spelling variation in source documentation for many non-British immigrants (and often at least a couple of their descendant generations. The names that I use are often a contrived combination of different representations.
  3. Births and deaths before about 1665 were actually in New Netherland, before the British took over and named it New York. I identify them as "New York" so that all events in those specific places can be found with one search.
  4. Fairly surprisingly, non of the events in these charts occurred in New Amsterdam (now New York City). Machackemeck was adjacent to the modern city of Port Jervis, in Orange County, New York, right where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania meet. All other New York locations other than Brooklyn and Queens are up the Husdson River near what is now Albany.
  5. For brevity, these charts list only birth and death years and, in many cases, approximate locations. My database has full dates for most of these events, more specific placenames for most places, and numerous other events such as marriage, immigration, and other places of residence. All of the names are hyperlinks to Person Profiles in my database.
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