Helen Van Barkeloo 25
- Born: 1708, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
- Marriage (1): Michael Blaw in 1723 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
- Marriage (2): Sarah Van Barkeloo*
- Died: Abt 1768, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA
- Buried: 1768, Blue-Nevius Cemetery, Somerset Co. New Jersey, USA
The author's 7th Great-Grandmother
Helen was a daughter of Willem Willemse VAN BARKELOO. The y moved to New Jersey, likely with Michael's parents. On 1 0 Jan 1740/1 John BLAW split his plantation in Montgomery Twp. of Somerset Co. and sold the east half to Michael. Michael had previously (20 Feb 1738/9) purchased 100 acres from Nicholas LAKE, which was adjacent to the 247.5 acres he received from his father. Beden's Brook runs easterly through the middle of this property and Michael built a mill on that stream near the west boundary of his property. Later , the "Great Road" was built to provide access to the mil l and the town of Blawenburg is believed by local historian s to have been named for Michael BLAW and/or his mill. Mich ael and Helen are buried in the Blue-Nevius Cemetery, whic h is located in the west half of John BLAW's plantation, th e part he sold to his son, Frederick. Michael's will was written 2 Sep 1782 and proved 26 Jan 1786 in Somerset Co.
Helen married Michael Blaw, son of John Blaw and Margaret Blaw*, in 1723 in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA. (Michael Blaw was born in 1704 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA, died in 1786 and was buried Blue-Nevius Cemetery in Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA.)
Helen next married Sarah Van Barkeloo*.