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Staats family of Bucks Co PA

Scott and Kathryn (Leedom) Ives Genealogy
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Staats families

Bucks County PA

 

 

There are many intermingled and often confused Staats families in NY, PA, NJ and DE. Margery Freas has done an enormous amount of research on these families and has helped me correct the identities of several members of the early New York Staats family. She is currently writing a book on the Staats lineages and is awaiting publication of several articles. 

 

Margery recently referred me to Jim Roberts, the author of a very well researched paper on the family in Bucks Co PA. A copy of this paper, The States/Staats Families of Bucks Co PA, was given to the Spruance Library in Doylestown PA some years ago. Jim's first letter to me provided a wealth of information on my 6G grandfather, Abraham Staats, as well as every member of his family. I am indebted to Jim for his information and generosity.

 

First Generation

 

1. Jan Pieterszen Staats .

Jan married Elsje (Staats). Elsje died in 1651.

Children:

+ 2 M    i. Peter Janszen Staats 1 was born about 1638.

+ 3 M    ii. Jan Janszen Staats was born before 28 Jun 1643 and was christened on 28 Jun 1643 in New York Dutch Church.

   4 F    iii. Neeltje Jans Staats.

   5 F    iv. Annetje Staats.

 

Jan next married Grietje Jan van Groeningen on 15 May 1652.

Children:

   6 F    i. Elsje Staats was christened on 13 Jul 1653.

   7 F    ii. Sara Staats was christened on 3 Dec 1662 in Brooklyn Reformed Dutch Church NY.

 

Second Generation

 

2. Peter Janszen Staats 1 (Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1638.

 

Peter married Antje Janse Van Dyke,2 daughter of Jan Thomasse Van Dyke and Tryntje Haegen.

Children:

+ 8 M    i. Jan Staats 3 was born about 1659 and died before 18 Jun 1737 in Richmond Co NY.

   9 F    ii. Elsje Staats 3 was born before 18 Dec 1661 and was christened on 18 Dec 1661. Elsje married Sander Egbertse.3

+ 10 M    iii. Peter Staats 1 was born before 8 Jul 1663 in Brooklyn, Kings NY, was christened on 8 Jul 1663 in Brooklyn Dutch Church, Kings NY, died before 8 Aug 1748 in Bensalem, Bucks PA, and was buried in poss Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

   11 M    iv. Abraham Staats 3 was born about 1666. Abraham married Rachel Taylor.3

   12 F    v. Neeltje Staats .3 Neeltje married Harmen Jorisse Bowman.3

   13 F    vi. Annitje Staats .3 Annitje married Cornelius Bowman.3

   14 F    vii. Agneta Staats 3 was born before 25 Jul 1680 and was christened on 25 Jul 1680.

Agneta married Jan Jerks3 and next married Abram Metzaelaer.3

   15 M    viii. Isaac Staats 3 was born before 30 Jun 1682 and was christened on 30 Jun 1682.

   16 M    ix. Jacob Staats 3 was born before 4 Oct 1685 and was christened on 4 Oct 1685.

 

3. Jan Janszen Staats (Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 28 Jun 1643 and was christened on 28 Jun 1643 in New York Dutch Church.

 

Jan married Annetje Praa on 11 Jun 1682 in Breukelen, Kings NY.

Children:

   17 M    i. Jan Staats was born before 16 Mar 1684 in Brooklyn, Kings NY and was christened on 16 Mar 1684 in Brooklyn Dutch Church, Kings NY.

   18 F    ii. Elsie Staats was born before 7 Feb 1686 in Brooklyn, Kings NY and was christened on 7 Feb 1686 in New York Dutch Church, Brooklyn NY.

General Notes: Married Nicasius Van Kouwenhoven.

   19 F    iii. Neeltje Staats was born before 17 Apr 1687 in Brooklyn, Kings NY and was christened on 17 Apr 1687 in New York Dutch Church, Brooklyn NY.

   20 F    iv. Anneke Staats was born before 9 Sep 1688 in Brooklyn, Kings NY and was christened on 9 Sep 1688 in New York Dutch Church, Brooklyn NY.

   21 F    v. Aeltje Staats was born before 30 Oct 1692 in Brooklyn, Kings NY and was christened on 30 Oct 1692 in New York Dutch Church, Brooklyn NY.

 

Third Generation

 

8. Jan Staats 3 (Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1659 and died before 18 Jun 1737 in Richmond Co NY.

• Will: I, Jan Staats, of Richmond County, Gent, being very sick, leave to my wife, Catherine, all my estate, real and personal, during her life. After her death, I leave to my eldest daughter Maria, 50 pounds, before any division. I leave to my grandson, Johannes Breestede, son of my daughter, Catherine, deceased, my weaving-loom, my gun, and a young horse, and all my tools. My eldest daughter Maria to dwell in the house where I now live, with all reasonable comfort and privileges therein, and a room in the house as long as she lives. I leave my real estate on the north side of Richmond Co., and all my farming implements to my grandson, Johannes Breestede, and he is to pay 83 pounds, 6 shillings, 8 pence to each of my daughters; viz, Maria; Cornelia, wife of Jan Veghte; Ann, wife of Rev. Cornelis Santvoord; Jannetje, wife of Dowey Woglam; Rebecca, wife of Jacob Backher. I make my wife Catherine and my brother-in-law Christian Corsen, Esq., Executors. Witnesses: John Dufrui; Jacob Corsing (Corsen), and Teunis van Pelt.

• Will Filed: Proved before Walter Dongan, Esq., June 18, 1737.

 

- Three hundred years with the Corson families in America, p. 77

Jan married Catherina Corssen,3 daughter of Cornelis Corssen and Maritje van der Grift, before 1689. Catherina was born about 1667.

Children:

   22 F    i. Marya Staats 4 was born before 3 Feb 1689 and was christened on 3 Feb 1689.

General Notes: Witnesses: Pieter Staats and Maritje van der Grift (Kings County Genealogical Club Collections, p. 68)

   23 F    ii. Cornelia Staats 4 was born before 5 May 1696 and was christened on 5 May 1696.

General Notes: Witnesses: Pieter Staats and Cornelis Corssen.

Married Jan Veghte prior to 1719 and had three children whose baptisms were recorded in the Dutch Church of Staten Island:
Johannes - bap. 8 Nov 1719
Jannetje - bap. 24 Jan 1725
Henrik - bap. 25 Jan 1727
Records from N.Y. Gen & Biog. Society Collections, Vol. 4, pgs 22, 30 and 34
Corson Families in America, p. 75

   24 F    iii. Annetje Staats 4 was born before 10 Jun 1700 and was christened on 10 Jun 1700.

General Notes: No witnesses recorded.

Married Rev. Cornelis van Santvoord prior to 1722, children baptised in Dutch Reformed Church of Staten Island:
Cornelis - bap. 8 Mar 1722
Staats - bap. 21 Mar 1725
Jacoba - bap. 22 Dec 1728
Zeger - bap. 7 Oct 1733

   25 F    iv. Jannetje Staats.4 Named in father's will according to source.

   26 F    v. Rebecca Staats 4 was born before 22 Oct 1707 and was christened on 22 Oct 1707.

General Notes: No witnesses recorded.

   27 F    vi. Catherina Staats.4 Named in father's will according to source.

 

10. Peter Staats 1 (Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 8 Jul 1663 in Brooklyn, Kings NY, was christened on 8 Jul 1663 in Brooklyn Dutch Church, Kings NY, died before 8 Aug 1748 in Bensalem, Bucks PA, and was buried in poss Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

 

Peter married Lysbet Aerentsen 1 3 about 1685 in Brooklyn, Kings NY. Lysbet died before 1745 and was buried in poss Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA. (Lysbet, maiden name was NOT a Middagh, see article below)

 

Pieter Jansen Staats was listed as forty years old in the Staten Island census taken approximately 1706 but probably over a span of several years. The identification of Peter Staats' wife Lysbeth has been problematic. It is not known when he moved to Bucks Co PA, sometime after 1714, but his will was filed there and it is the identification of his daughter Lucretia that led me to find my Abraham's family.

Children:

+ 28 F    i. Antje Staats 1 was born about 1685 and died about 1724 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

   29 M    ii. Peter Staats 3 was born before 16 Feb 1690 in Brooklyn, Kings NY, was christened on 16 Feb 1690 in Flatbush, Kings NY, and died before 1714. General Notes: Probably died young.

+ 30 F    iii. Agnietje Staats 1 was born before 1690 and died prob bef 1777.

+ 31 F    iv. Lucretia Staats 1 was born on 10 Jul 1693 and died on 31 Mar 1785.

+ 32 F    v. Magdalen Staats 3 was born after 1690 and died before 16 Mar 1784.

+ 33 M    vi. Abraham Staats was born about 1702 in Staten Island, Richmond NY and died on 14 Apr 1774 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.5

+ 34 F    vii. Elisabeth Staats 1 was born about 1702 and died after 1754.

   35 M    viii. Edman Staats 3 was born before 20 Apr 1708 and was christened on 20 Apr 1708 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

+ 36 M    ix. Peter Staats 1 was born before 4 May 1714, was christened on 4 May 1714 in Staten Island, Kings NY, and died on 16 May 1777 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.

 

 

Fourth Generation

 

28. Antje Staats 1 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1685 and died about 1724 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

 

Antje married Arent Praal 1 on 30 Mar 1713 in DRC, New York NY. Arent died before 30 Jun 1758 in Somerset Co NJ.

Children:

   37 F    i. Maria Praal 1 was born in 1713.

+ 38 F    ii. Elizabeth Praal 1 was born on 21 May 1715 and was christened on 6 Jun 1715 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

   39 M    iii. Arent Praal 1 was born before 17 Apr 1717 in Staten Island, Richmond NY and was christened on 17 Apr 1717 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

   40 F    iv. Antje Praal 1 was born before 14 Feb 1720 in Staten Island, Richmond NY and was christened on 14 Feb 1720 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

General Notes: Ann married Richard Whytey, variously Wildey, Wildley, Wiley. She is mentioned in the will of her half-brother Henry Prall of Somerset Co. NJ in 1766. Richard Wildey or Wildley was taxed in Bensalem twp. in 1754. I do not have a full account of Richard and Ann's children.
Issue:
1.4.1 Antie Wiley bp. 29 March 1750 DCh
-- James S. Roberts1

   41 M    v. Peter Praal 1 was born before 20 Sep 1724 in Staten Island, Richmond NY and was christened on 20 Sep 1724 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

 

30. Agnietje Staats 1 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 1690 and died prob bef 1777.

 

Agnietje married Michael Wesley.3 Michael died before 8 Aug 1777 in Middletown, Bucks PA.

Children:

   42 M    i. Frans Wesley was born before 13 Sep 1744 in Bucks Co PA and was christened on 13 Sep 1744 in Southampton Dutch Reformed Church, Bucks PA.

   43 M    ii. Peter Wesley was born before 13 Sep 1744 in Bucks Co PA and was christened on 13 Sep 1744 in Southampton Dutch Reformed Church, Bucks PA.

   44 M    iii. Michael Wesley was born before 13 Sep 1744 in Bucks Co PA and was christened on 13 Sep 1744 in Southampton Dutch Reformed Church, Bucks PA.

 

31. Lucretia Staats 1 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 10 Jul 1693 and died on 31 Mar 1785.

From Margery Freas, Staats researcher -- "To all those looking for information on Lucretia Staats. I have some doubt about the birth date of 1693 for Lucretia because she was listed (as Grace) as a woman, i.e., 16 or over, on the 1706 Staten Island census. The Strickler history suggest that as her bp. date but where is the bp.?

I think Lucretia is older than that. I also think her first child, Susannah Garreson, is probably by a first marriage as she was born in 1719 which was four years before the Staats moved to Bucks County, PA. and six years before the first Strickler child is born. Peter Staats bought property in Bucks County in 1723. There is no sign of any Stricklers in Staten Island or Bucks County before 1723 either. Also, Peter mentioned Susanna in his will, giving her a portion of her mother's inheritance. The only other grandchildren mentioned in that will were children of deceased daughter Antje Prall. There is good reason to believe that Lucretia was married earlier than her marriage to Jacob."

Lucretia married Jacob Strickler 1 about 1718. Jacob was born in 1699 and died on 3 Mar 1787 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

Children:

+ 45 F    i. Susannah Garrason Strickler 1 was born on 16 Feb 1719.

+ 46 F    ii. Elizabeth Strickler 1 was born on 29 Nov 1724 in Bucks Co PA.

+ 47 M    iii. Jacob Strickler 1 was born on 16 Feb 1726 in Bucks Co PA and died on 3 Mar 1787 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

   48 M    iv. Peter Strickler was born on 8 Apr 1729 6 and was christened on 8 Apr 1730 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA.6

+ 49 F    v. Anna Strickler was born on 20 Jun 1732 6 and was christened on 1 Jun 1732 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA.6

+ 50 F    vi. Mary Strickler 1 was born on 15 Feb 1734.

 

32. Magdalen Staats 3 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born after 1690 and died before 16 Mar 1784.

General Notes: Historical and Genealogical Miscellany volume I by John E Stillwell, pub. New York 1903. Pgs 57 - 145, The Register of Children Baptized in the Staten Island Dutch Reformed Church:
Thomas Morgan & Magdalena Staats, dau Magdalena - 12 Feb 1726/7; dau Annatje - 18 Jul 1736; dau Sara -16 Sep 1739

 

Magdalen married Thomas Morgan.1 Thomas died before 7 Feb 1775 in Newtown, Bucks PA.

Children:

   51 M    i. Charles Morgan 1 died in 1749.

   52 F    ii. Elizabeth Morgan 1 was born before 7 Feb 1725 and was christened on 7 Feb 1725 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

Elizabeth married John Neeld,1 son of John Neeld and Eleanor Pownall.

   53 F    iii. Magdalena Morgan was born before 12 Feb 1727 and was christened on 12 Feb 1727 in Dutch Reformed Church, Staten Island NY. Birth Notes: 1726/1727

   54 M    iv. Pieter Morgan 1 was born before 9 Mar 1729 and was christened on 9 Mar 1729 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

   55 M    v. Thomas Morgan 1 was born before 10 Oct 1731, was christened on 10 Oct 1731 in Staten Island, Richmond NY, and died in 1764.

   56 F    vi. Frances Morgan 1 died in 1797.

   57 F    vii. Annetje Morgan was born before 18 Jul 1736 and was christened on 18 Jul 1736 in Dutch Reformed Church, Staten Island NY.

   58 F    viii. Sara Morgan was born before 16 Sep 1739 and was christened on 16 Sep 1739 in Dutch Reformed Church, Staten Island NY.

 

33. Abraham Staats (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1702 in Staten Island, Richmond NY and died on 14 Apr 1774 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.5

General Notes: Death date recorded in the notes of resident Henry Tomlinson.

 

• Will: PA, 24 Feb 1774, Bensalem, Bucks PA. 1 Abraham Staats made his will in Bensalem twp. on 24 February 1774. He calls himself a yeoman, and states that he was indisposed as to his bodily health. He first bequeathed to his wife Elizabeth his house and 6 acres of land (which was to be sold after her death), and his mulatto boy Josiah. This boy Josiah was to serve his wife Elizabeth or his sons Edmund or Daniel until he was age 28. Abraham also made bequests to his three sons Abraham, Edmund, Daniel, and his daughter Hannah. Finally, he left the remainder to his son Peter Staats, and £5 from the sale of his widow Elizabeth's 6 acres of land two years after her decease. As executors he named his sons Edmund and Daniel. Witnesses were John Carver, Mr. Abraham Larew, and Mahlon Carver. The inventory of the estate was taken by Thomas Townsend and Joseph Jackson on 23 April 1774, the same day on which the will was proved.

• Will Filed: 23 Apr 1774, Bensalem, Bucks PA.

 

Abraham married Elizabeth Jaudon, daughter of Pierre Jaudon and Ann Conte, on 17 Feb 1725 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA. Elizabeth was born about 1701 and died on 7 Feb 1800 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.5

Children:

+ 59 M    i. Peter Staats 1 was born about 1727 and died about 1813.

+ 60 M    ii. Abraham Staats was born on 10 Dec 1729,6 was christened on 8 Apr 1730 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,6 and died after 1810 in prob Southampton, Bucks PA.

+ 61 M    iii. Edmund Staats died before 11 Sep 1791 in Lower Dublin Twp, Philadelphia PA.

+ 62 F    iv. Hannah Staats was born before 7 Oct 1739 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 7 Oct 1739 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA, and died before 23 Feb 1831.7

   63 M    v. Daniel Staats 6 was born before 30 Jun 1745, was christened on 30 Jun 1745 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died before 18 Mar 1747.

General Notes: Parents named as Abraham States and Elsebet Shedon. Witnesses of Baptism: Jacob Strickler and Cresie States. 6

+ 64 M    vi. Daniel Staats was born before 18 Mar 1747 in Churchville, Bucks PA, was christened on 18 Mar 1747 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died before 31 May 1821 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

 

34. Elisabeth Staats 1 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1702 and died after 1754.

 

Elisabeth married Mark Overholt.1 Mark was born in 1701 and died before 15 Jan 1754.

Child:

   65 M    i. Staats Overholt 1 died in 1818.

 

36. Peter Staats 1 (Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 4 May 1714, was christened on 4 May 1714 in Staten Island, Kings NY, and died on 16 May 1777 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Death date recorded in the notes of resident Henry Tomlinson.

 

Peter married Mary Stone 1 on 17 Apr 1736 in 1st Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA. Mary died on 10 May 1795 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.

Children:

+ 66 M    i. Peter Staats died on 5 Aug 1775.

   67 F    ii. Mary Staats was born about 26 Dec 1739 in Southampton, Bucks PA, was christened on 27 Jan 1740 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks Co PA,8 died before 10 Mar 1796, and was buried on 10 Mar 1796 in First Reformed Church, Philadelphia PA.

General Notes: Named as Mary Schlock in mother Mary's will. The burial record reads: Maria Schlack, age 56 yrs, 2 mos, 13 days, giving the birth date as entered which is very reasonable for the christening record given in James Roberts' source.

Mary married Albertus Shelock 1 on 1 Apr 1777 in St. Michael's and Zion Church, Philadelphia PA. Albertus died before 9 Feb 1801 in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia PA.

• Occupation: Physician.

+ 68 M    iii. Isaac Staats 1 was born before 21 Jun 1742 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 21 Jun 1742 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died in Apr 1787 in Byberry, Philadelphia PA.

   69 M    iv. Andrew Staats 1 was born before 20 Jun 1744 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 20 Jun 1744 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died on 22 May 1822. General Notes: Witness of baptism: Maritie Pinter

   70 M    v. Abraham Staats was born before 18 Mar 1747 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 18 Mar 1747 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died on 28 Oct 1779 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Witness of baptism: Maria Prall. No issue. Interesting note: Abraham's will and that of his father Peter were proved on the same day.

• Occupation: Wheelwright.

+ 71 F    vi. Martha Staats was born about 1749.

+ 72 F    vii. Jemima Staats was born about 1751 and died after 1808.

+ 73 M    viii. Jacob Staats 1 was born about 1753 and died before 10 Dec 1807.

 

 


Fifth Generation

 

38. Elizabeth Praal 1 (Antje Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 21 May 1715 and was christened on 6 Jun 1715 in Staten Island, Richmond NY.

General Notes: Witness to baptism were grandparents Peter and Elizabeth Staats.

 

Elizabeth married John Bries,1 son of Hendrick Bries and Hannah Field, before 1739. John died before 7 Dec 1751 in Bensalem, Bucks PA.

Children:

   74 F    i. Antje Bries 1 was born before 2 Dec 1739 and was christened on 2 Dec 1739 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

Antje married Abel Stackhouse,1 son of John Stackhouse and Elizabeth Janney, on 17 May 1763 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia PA.

   75 F    ii. Johanna Bries 1 was born before 13 Dec 1741 and was christened on 13 Dec 1741 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   76 F    iii. Elizabeth Bries 1 was born before 15 Apr 1743 and was christened on 15 Apr 1743 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   77 F    iv. Charity Bries 1 was born before 18 Mar 1747 and was christened on 18 Mar 1747 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

General Notes: Named as Clerretie in baptismal record.

   78 M    v. Johannes Bries 1 was born before 29 Mar 1750 and was christened on 29 Mar 1750 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

 

Elizabeth next married John Hatton 1 on 17 Nov 1764 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

 

45. Susannah Garrason Strickler 1 (Lucretia Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 16 Feb 1719.

 

Susannah married John Lewis 1 on 17 Mar 1739.

Children:

   79 M    i. Johannes Lewis 1 was born before 6 Sep 1741 and was christened on 6 Sep 1741 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Named Johanna in James Roberts source but PA Vital Records names as Johannes in baptism record. Witnesses were Jacob Strikkelaer and Creesje Staets.

   80 F    ii. Elizabeth Lewis 1 was born before 17 Jun 1748 and was christened on 17 Jun 1748 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Baptised as Elesebet. Parents named as John Lues and Susanna Gerresen.

   81 M    iii. Joseph Lewis 1 was born before 15 Jul 1753 and was christened on 15 Jul 1753 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Parents named Johannes Lewis and Susanna Stricklaer in baptism record.

 

46. Elizabeth Strickler 1 (Lucretia Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 29 Nov 1724 in Bucks Co PA.

 

Elizabeth married Matthew Aareson 1 on 21 Sep 1749 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

Children:

   82 F    i. Elizabeth Aareson 1 was born before 18 Mar 1753 and was christened on 18 Mar 1753 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   83 M    ii. Matthew Aareson 1 was born before 29 Mar 1755 and was christened on 29 Mar 1755 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   84 M    iii. Jacob Aareson was born before 26 Dec 1757 and was christened on 26 Dec 1757 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

 

47. Jacob Strickler 1 (Lucretia Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 16 Feb 1726 in Bucks Co PA and died on 3 Mar 1787 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

 

Jacob married Elizabeth Halswort 1 on 20 May 1748 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA. Elizabeth was born in Germany.

Children:

   85 M    i. Jacob Strickler 6 was born before 29 Mar 1750 and was christened on 29 Mar 1750 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   86 M    ii. Peter Strickler was born before 6 Apr 1755 and was christened on 6 Apr 1755 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

General Notes: Parents named as Jacob Stricklaer and Elizabeth Hals in baptismal record.

   87 M    iii. Jores Strickler was born before 16 Oct 1757 and was christened on 16 Oct 1757 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

   88 M    iv. Sirach Strickler was born before 28 Jan 1759 and was christened on 28 Jan 1759 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

General Notes: Named, no doubt, after Jacob's sister Annatje's deceased husband Sirach Titus.

   89 M    v. Isaac Strickler was born before 26 Feb 1764 and was christened on 26 Feb 1764 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

   90 M    vi. Joseph Strickler was born before 2 Aug 1767 and was christened on 2 Aug 1767 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

   91 F    vii. Elizabeth Strickler was born before 5 Aug 1770 and was christened on 5 Aug 1770 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6

 

49. Anna Strickler (Lucretia Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 20 Jun 1732 6 and was christened on 1 Jun 1732 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA.6

 

Anna married Sirach Titus 1 on 18 Apr 1754 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6 Sirach died before 26 Dec 1757.6

Children:

   92 F    i. Lucretia Titus was born before 18 Apr 1754 and was christened on 18 Apr 1754 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   93 F    ii. Marytje Titus was born before 26 Dec 1757 6 and was christened on 26 Dec 1757 in Low Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton PA. General Notes: Witness to baptism: Mattheus Aarsen, husband of mother Anna's sister Elizabeth.

 

50. Mary Strickler 1 (Lucretia Staats4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 15 Feb 1734.

 

Mary married John Keen 1 on 29 May 1766 in St. Michael's and Zion Church, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

   94 F    i. Lucretia Keen was born before 12 Apr 1767 and was christened on 12 Apr 1767 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6 General Notes: Father not named in baptism record, only mother Maria Stricklaer named.

   95 F    ii. Lucretia Keen was born before 29 Aug 1768 and was christened on 29 Aug 1768 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA. General Notes: Father again not named in baptism record, only mother Maria Stricklaer.

   96 F    iii. Esther Keen was born before 6 Jan 1771 and was christened on 6 Jan 1771 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.6 General Notes: Father yet again not named in baptism record, only mother Maria Stricklaer.

   97 F    iv. Maria Keen was born before 9 Aug 1772 and was christened on 9 Aug 1772 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Only mother Maria Stricklaer named.

   98 F    v. Elizabeth Keen was born before 24 Apr 1774 and was christened on 24 Apr 1774 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA. General Notes: Only mother Maria Stricklaer named. "Bapt. by Do. Hardenburgh."

   99 F    vi. Nancy Keen was born before 29 Oct 1780 and was christened on 29 Oct 1780 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA. General Notes: Child baptised by Rev. Mr. M. Leydt: Marya Strickler wife of Joseph Keen: Nancy

 

59. Peter Staats 1 (Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1727 and died about 1813.

 

Peter married Esther Duffield,1 daughter of Abraham Duffield and Unknown, before 1752. Esther was born before 1730 and died after 1819.

Children:

   100 M    i. Abraham Staats died before 14 Aug 1768 and was buried on 14 Aug 1768 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

+ 101 M    ii. Isaac Staats died about 1793.

+ 102 F    iii. Esther Staats died after 1810.

+ 103 M    iv. Jacob Staats 3 was born in 1757 and was christened on 26 Nov 1775 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

 

60. Abraham Staats (Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 10 Dec 1729,6 was christened on 8 Apr 1730 in First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA,6 and died after 1810 in prob Southampton, Bucks PA.

General Notes: The children I am listing here are speculative only, named in James Roberts manuscript on the Staats family of Bucks County. I am listing them to keep track of them until any further documentation is found. Other possible children are Zacheus, Jacob and James.

 

Abraham married Letitia Cooper, daughter of William Cooper and Mary Groom, before 1754. Letitia died before 10 Jan 1818 in prob Southampton, Bucks PA.

Children:

   104 M    i. William Staats 1 was born about 1754 and died after 1800.

   105 M    ii. Abraham Staats 1 was born about 1756.

   106 F    iii. Letitia Staats 1 was born about 1760.

General Notes: Married John Goheen of Bensalem on 21 Feb 1780 at Dutch Reformed Church of Churchville, Bucks Co. Surety Zacheus Staats of Bensalem Twp.

   107 M    iv. Cooper Staats 1 died before 1850.

General Notes: On 6 March 1844 he sold 54 acres in Nicholson Twp, Luzerne CO to his son Jacob States (Deed Book 41:267); and on the same date sold 46 acres to his son George.

 

61. Edmund Staats (Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) died before 11 Sep 1791 in Lower Dublin Twp, Philadelphia PA.

 

Edmund married Rebecca Scott, daughter of Benjamin Scott and Jane Twining, before 1759. Rebecca was born in 1725 and died on 23 Jul 1775.

Children:

   108 M    i. Benjamin Staats died after 1786.

General Notes: He was taxed as a single man in 1781 in Southampton Twp., along with his father Edmond. Then he appears again, after a gap, in 1785 and 1786 in Bristol Twp., still a single man. No definite record of him after 1786. --Jim Roberts in The States
Family of Bucks County

 

+ 109 M    ii. John Staats died before 23 Aug 1798 in Middletown, Bucks PA.

 

Edmund next married Jane Van Dyke on 10 May 1779 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA. Jane was born before 1 Apr 1746, was christened on 1 Apr 1746 in Churchville, Bucks PA, and died before 6 Jan 1813 in Oxford Twp, Philadelphia PA.

 

62. Hannah Staats (Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 7 Oct 1739 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 7 Oct 1739 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA, and died before 23 Feb 1831.7

General Notes: Parents named as Abraham Staets and Elizabeth Schiedown in baptism record.
Shown in the 1830 census of Lower Merion Twp, Montgomery Co PA, age 90-100 years, living with her son John.
Named as "deceased" in Hinshaw's record of second marriage of son John to Elizabeth Collins in 1831.

 

• Census: PA, 1830, Lower Merion, Montgomery PA. Resing in the house of her son John Leedom, 1 woman aged 90-100 years.

 

Hannah married Samuel Leedom, son of John Leedom and Susanna Lancaster, on 28 Oct 1762 in Low Dutch Reformed Church of North and Southampton PA. Samuel was born in 1737 in prob Bucks Co PA 9 and died before 8 Apr 1816 in Haverford, Delaware PA.

See Samuel Leedom page for more information on this family, my direct line.

 

64. Daniel Staats (Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 18 Mar 1747 in Churchville, Bucks PA, was christened on 18 Mar 1747 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died before 31 May 1821 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Parents named as Abraham Stats and Elsebet Shedon in baptism record. Marriages from the Docket of Isaac Hicks, J.P. Bucks Co PA: Daniel Staats and Mary Praul, 6 Feb 1773.

 

Daniel married Mary Praul, daughter of Peter Praul and Elizabeth Vanhorn, on 6 Feb 1773 in Bucks Co PA. Mary was born before 23 Feb 1781, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, and died after Apr 1814.

Children:

+ 114 F    i. Elizabeth Staats 1 was born about 1777 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, died on 29 Dec 1824, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

+ 115 M    ii. Abraham Staats 1 was born about 1778, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, died on 21 Jan 1823 in Southampton, Bucks PA, and was buried in prob Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

   116 M    iii. Peter Staats 1 was born about 1780 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, and died after 1824.

General Notes: James Roberts, author of The Staats Family of Bucks County, speculates that this is the Peter who married Susanna Praul. This is not known for certain and has not been proved.

Peter married Susanna Prall 1 on 16 Jan 1806 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA.

+ 117 F    iv. Mary Staats 1 was born about 1782 and died about 1829.

 

66. Peter Staats (Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) died on 5 Aug 1775.

General Notes: Had six children, including Isaac and Peter.

 

Peter married Elizabeth Dungan,1 daughter of David Dungan and Rachel Vansant, on 31 Mar 1763 in Abington Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia PA. Elizabeth died after 1804.

Children:

   118 F    i. Rachel Staats 1 was born about 1764.

   119 M    ii. Peter Staats 1 died after 1792.

   120 M    iii. Isaac Staats .1

 

68. Isaac Staats 1 (Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born before 21 Jun 1742 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 21 Jun 1742 in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA, and died in Apr 1787 in Byberry, Philadelphia PA.

General Notes: Sponsors at baptism: Thomas Stoon and Elisabet Strickeling.
A marriage license is listed in PA Vital Records, Vol I: Isaac States and Tamas Tillyer, 21 Oct 1765.

Isaac married Tamar Tillyer 1 on 21 Oct 1765 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA. Tamar was born before Apr 1745 and was christened in Apr 1745 in Trinity Church, Oxford, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

+ 121 M    i. Joseph Staats 1 was born on 2 Aug 1768, died on 29 Dec 1833, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

   122 F    ii. Phebe Staats 1 was born before 2 Oct 1774 and was christened on 2 Oct 1774.

   123 M    iii. William Tillyer Staats 1 was born before 6 Sep 1778, was christened on 6 Sep 1778, and died before 16 Oct 1821 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

   124 M    iv. Abraham Staats 1 was born on 1 Apr 1780 and was christened on 23 Jun 1781.

General Notes: Godparents Albertus and Maria Shelack.

   125 F    v. Martha Staats 1 was born before 18 May 1783, was christened on 18 May 1783 in DFirst Reformed Church, Philadelphia PA, and died on 25 Apr 1793.

General Notes: Godparents at baptism were Albertus and Maria Shilack, her aunt and uncle.

 

71. Martha Staats (Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1749.

 

Martha married Joseph Wright 1 on 21 Dec 1774 in First Baptist Church, Philadelphia PA. Joseph was born in 1754 in Lower Dublin , Bucks PA and died on 19 Feb 1832.

Children:

   126 F    i. Martha Wright .1

Martha married Thomas Yerkes,1 son of Benjamin Yerkes and Margaret Jones. Thomas was born on 18 Oct 1790 in Moreland, Philadelphia PA and died on 19 Jan 1856 in Fox Chase, Philadelphia PA.

   127 F    ii. Mary Wright .1

Mary married Robert Yerkes,1 11 son of Anthony Yerkes and Mary Harper. Robert was born on 15 Oct 1774 and died on 19 Apr 1849.

 

72. Jemima Staats (Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1751 and died after 1808.

General Notes: Married second to ___ Longshore.

 

Jemima married Ezekiel Shaw 1 on 16 Nov 1769 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA. Ezekiel died before 27 Feb 1790 in Middletown, Bucks PA.

Children:

   128 F    i. Mary Shaw .

   129 M    ii. James Shaw 1 was born in 1773 and died on 25 Dec 1841.

   130 M    iii. Israel Shaw .1

   131 M    iv. Abraham Shaw .1

   132 M    v. Amos Shaw .1

   133 F    vi. Sarah Shaw .1

   134 F    vii. Phoebe Shaw .1

 

73. Jacob Staats 1 (Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1753 and died before 10 Dec 1807.

General Notes: Jacob is named as James in James Roberts States/Staats Family of Bucks Co source but the baptism records of at least three of their children names him as Jacobus. I am entering his name here as Jacob based on those records and need to contact James to find out his source for the given name of James Staats.

 

Jacob married Rachel Clark on 22 Dec 1781 in First Reformed Church, Philadelphia PA. Rachel was born on 24 Apr 1758 and died prob 29 Sep 1800.

Children:

   135 F    i. Martha Staats 1 was born on 9 Oct 1783 and died on 25 Apr 1793.

   136 F    ii. Sarah Staats 1 was born on 21 Oct 1785.

   137 M    iii. Peter Staats 1 was born on 9 Sep 1786 and died on 22 Dec 1840.

   138 F    iv. Maria Staats 1 was born on 7 Aug 1787.

   139 F    v. Jemima Staats 1 was born on 30 Mar 1789.

Jemima married Thomas Vandergrift.

+ 140 M    vi. Abraham Staats 1 was born on 19 Dec 1790, died on 10 Apr 1854, and was buried in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA.

+ 141 F    vii. Rachel Staats 12 was born in Dec 1792.

 

Jacob next married Elizabeth (Staats).

 

 


Sixth Generation

 

101. Isaac Staats (Peter5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) died about 1793.

 

Isaac married Esther Kelly 1 on 16 Oct 1779 in First German Reformed Church, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

   142 F    i. Elizabeth Staats 1 was born on 9 Aug 1781 and died on 18 Feb 1850.

Elizabeth married William Vanhorn on 13 Sep 1801 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA.

   143 M    ii. Peter Staats 1 was born on 20 Dec 1783 and died about 1832.

   144 F    iii. Thomasine C. Staats 1 was born about 1785 and died in 1832.

   145 M    iv. Joseph Staats 1 was born about 1788 and died after 1850.

   146 F    v. Juliana Staats 1 was born in 1790 and died after 1850.

   147 M    vi. Isaac Staats 1 was born on 27 Jan 1793 and died on 30 Dec 1851.

Isaac married Solace Moore.1

 

102. Esther Staats (Peter5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) died after 1810.

General Notes: Married second to Samuel Clayton on 18 Jul 1792 at Swede's Church, Philadelphia.

 

Esther married Nehemiah Hibbs on 11 Feb 1775 in Bucks Co PA. Nehemiah died before 12 Sep 1785.

Children:

   148 M    i. Benjamin Hibbs .1

   149 M    ii. William Hibbs .1

   150 M    iii. Isaac Hibbs .1

   151 M    iv. Hester Hibbs .1

 

103. Jacob Staats 3 (Peter5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born in 1757 and was christened on 26 Nov 1775 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

General Notes: Baptised as an adult less than two years prior to his marriage.

 

Jacob married Lucy Hatton on 18 Jul 1777 in Swede's Church, Philadelphia PA.

Children:

   152 M    i. Abraham Staats was born on 7 Jun 1780 and was christened on 15 Aug 1785 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

   153 F    ii. Sarah Staats was born on 1 Jan 1782 and was christened on 15 Aug 1785 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

   154 M    iii. Jacob Staats was born on 24 Jul 1784 and was christened on 15 Aug 1785 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

   155 F    iv. Elizabeth Staats was born on 15 Jan 1786 and was christened on 3 Feb 1786 in Christ Church, Philadelphia PA.

 

109. John Staats (Edmund5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) died before 23 Aug 1798 in Middletown, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Resided in Bristol Twp. at the time of his death which occurred at the house of James Davids in Middletown Twp.

 

John married Sarah Hicks.1 Sarah died on 2 Jun 1850 in Southampton, Bucks PA.

Children:

   156 M    i. George Staats .1

General Notes: Possibly the father of Sarah. B. States who married Benjamin Eastburn, son of Joseph Eastburn and Elcie Krewson. -- The States/Staats family of Bucks Co by James Roberts

George married Eliza (Staats).1

   157 F    ii. Rebecca Staats 1 was born about 1788 and died on 18 Feb 1879.

                   Rebecca married James Terry.1

   158 M    iii. John Staats .1 John married Effie Croasdale.1

   159 M    iv. Samuel G. Staats 1 died on 17 Jan 1875.

   160 F    v. Maria Staats 1 died on 17 Feb 1871.

General Notes: Comly Family source gives Maria's father as unknown and names Maria's mother as Elizabeth Biles.

 

Maria married Samuel Harding,1 son of Thomas Harding and Tacy Roberts. Samuel was born on 13 Feb 1797 13 and died on 21 Mar 1871.

 

114. Elizabeth Staats 1 (Daniel5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1777 in Bucks Co PA, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, died on 29 Dec 1824, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

 

Elizabeth married James Vanartsdalen,1 son of Nicholas Vanartsdalen and Jane Vansant, about 1793. James died in 1834 and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

Children:

   169 F    i. Mary Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 14 May 1795 and was christened on 14 May 1795 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   170 M    ii. Nicholas Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 13 Aug 1797 and was christened on 13 Aug 1797 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   171 F    iii. Phebe Vanartsdalen 1 was born about 1799 in Bucks Co PA.

   172 M    iv. Daniel Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 4 Dec 1800 and was christened on 4 Dec 1800 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   173 M    v. James Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 3 Apr 1803 and was christened on 3 Apr 1803 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   174 M    vi. Silas Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 25 Nov 1804, was christened on 25 Nov 1804 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA, and died on 16 Oct 1887.

   175 M    vii. Cornelius W. Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 12 Apr 1807 and was christened on 12 Apr 1807 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

   176 M    viii. George Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 29 Jul 1809, was christened on 29 Jul 1809 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA, and died on 19 Dec 1891.

   177 M    ix. Jesse Vanartsdalen 1 was born before 25 Oct 1812 and was christened on 25 Oct 1812 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Bucks PA.

 

115. Abraham Staats 1 (Daniel5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1778, was christened on 23 Feb 1781 in Newtown Presbyterian Church, Bucks PA, died on 21 Jan 1823 in Southampton, Bucks PA, and was buried in prob Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Death date recorded in the notes of resident Henry Tomlinson.

 

Abraham married Mary Terry,1 daughter of Daniel Terry and Sarah Reed. Mary was born in 1785, died on 23 Dec 1845 in Southampton, Bucks PA, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

Children:

   178 M    i. Daniel Staats 1 was born about 1805 in Bucks Co PA and died after 1860.

General Notes: Married Anna L. Kroesen, daughter of Jacob, on 20 Nov 1828 -- marriages from the docket of Issac Hicks.

   179 F    ii. Lavina Staats 1 was born on 27 Feb 1807 in Bucks Co PA and died on 16 May 1899 in Varna IL.

General Notes: Married 2 Jul 1826 in Bucks Co to James Croft.

   180 F    iii. Sarah Staats 1 was born about 1809 in Bucks Co PA and died on 19 Feb 1876 in Northampton, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Married 27 Apr 1828 to William Halstead.

   181 F    iv. Elizabeth Staats.1 General Notes: Married James Barr.

   182 F    v. Rebecca Staats 1 was born on 1 May 1814 in Bucks Co PA and died on 27 May 1867 in Clinton Co OH.

General Notes: Married 29 Jul 1841 to William Grice.

   183 F    vi. Esther Staats 1 was born on 30 Sep 1816 in Bucks Co PA and died on 4 Mar 1895 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA.

Esther married Joseph Eastburn, son of Joseph Eastburn and Elsie Krewson, on 30 Oct 1834. Joseph was born on 4 Apr 1804.22

   184 M    vii. Joseph Terry Staats 1 was born about 1818 and died in 1894 in Clinton Co OH.

General Notes: Married 9 Mar 1841 in OH to Catharine Hester.

   185 M    viii. James R. Staats 1 was born about 1821 in Bucks Co PA and died on 2 May 1851 in poss Bensalem, Bucks PA.

General Notes: Married 20 Jun 1842 to Rachel Randall.

 

117. Mary Staats 1 (Daniel5, Abraham4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born about 1782 and died about 1829.

 

Mary married Enos Randall 1 before 1810.

Children:

   186 M    i. Jacob Randall 1 was born about 1810.

   187 M    ii. Randolph Randall 1 was born about 1812. General Notes: Married Elizabeth ___.

   188 F    iii. Eliza Randall 1 was born about 1818.

   189 M    iv. Drason H. Randall 1 was born about 1821.

   190 F    v. Mary Randall 1 was born about 1823.

   191 F    vi. Phebe Randall 1 was born about 1825.

 

121. Joseph Staats 1 (Isaac5, Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 2 Aug 1768, died on 29 Dec 1833, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

 

Joseph married Mary (Staats). Mary was born about May 1748, died on 27 Mar 1830, and was buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA.

Children:

   192 M    i. William Staats 1 was born about 1791 and died on 16 Mar 1819.

General Notes: Possibly the William States, died 1919, buried in Old Feasterville Graveyard, Bucks PA, where his parents are buried.

   193 F    ii. Phebe Staats 1 was born on 18 Jan 1795 and died on 11 Jan 1873.

 

140. Abraham Staats 1 (Jacob5, Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born on 19 Dec 1790, died on 10 Apr 1854, and was buried in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA.

 

Abraham married Mary Tomlinson. Mary was born about 1790, died on 7 Aug 1877, and was buried in Dutch Reformed Church of Southampton, Bucks PA.

Children:

   194 M    i. Tomlinson Staats 1 was born about 1816 and died on 29 Jun 1876.

General Notes: Married Rachel Cornell, daughter of Lambert Cornell and Mary Feaster.

   195 F    ii. Rachel Staats 1 was born about 1822.

General Notes: Married Martin Harris Cornell on 11 Jan 1855.

   196 F    iii. Susannah D. Staats 1 was born on 22 Dec 1823.

General Notes: Married Simon Vanartsdalen Lefferts on 16 Feb 1843.

   197 F    iv. Ann Elizabeth Staats 1 was born in May 1826 and died on 2 Dec 1842.

   198 F    v. Mary Staats 1 was born about 1834.

General Notes: Married Jacob Scott on 8 or 9 Mar 1854.

   199 M    vi. Alfred Staats 1 was born in 1840 and died on 25 Jan 1857.

 

141. Rachel Staats 12 (Jacob5, Peter4, Peter3, Peter Janszen2, Jan Pieterszen1) was born in Dec 1792.

 

Rachel married Daniel Ridge on 16 Sep 1810.

Child:

   200 F    i. Emaline Ridge 23 was born on 6 Jan 1827 and died in 1898.

General Notes: Married John Comly on 10 Feb 1853, son of Robert and Esther Comly.

 

 



Sources

1. James S. Roberts, The States/Staats family of Bucks Co.

2. William B. Aitken, Distinguished Families in America, descended from Wilhelmus Beekman and Jan Thomasse Van Dyke (The Knickerbocker Press, 1912).

3. Margery Freas.

4. Orville Corson, Three hundred years with the Corson families in America (Burlington, Vermont, Free Press Interstate Print Corp., 1939), p. 75.

5. James S. Roberts, The States/Staats family of Bucks Co, Recorded by Henry Tomlinson.

6. Pennsylvania Vital Records.

7. William Wade Hinshaw, Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quakers, vol 2.

8. LDS records: IGI.

9. Sara A.L. Eachus, The Leedom Family (Dorrance & Co. 1982).

10. John Pitts Launey, Early Church Records of Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Vol III The Welsh Tract (Family Line Publications 1997), page 62.

11. Josiah Granville Leach, Chronicle of the Yerkes Family With Notes on the Leech and Rutter Families (J.B. Lippincott Co, Philadelphia PA).

12. James S. Roberts, The States/Staats family of Bucks Co, p. 16.

13. George Norwood Comly, Comly Family in America (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939), p. 118.

14. John T. Humphrey, Birth Index: Southeastern PA 1680-1800 (FTM).

15. George L. and Annie M. Maris, The Maris Family in the United States (West Chester, Pennsylvania, F.S. Hickman, 1885), p. 22.

16. Misc Public Records, 1850 PA census, Haverford, Delaware Co.

17. John W. Jordan, LL.D., Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I & II (The Lewis Publishing Co.), p. 1619.

18. Misc Public Records, 1850 PA census, Lower Merion Twp, Montgomery Co.

19. Margaret B. Harvey, The Incompleted Burial Records of Merion (PA) Meeting Grave-yard.(1912)

20. Misc Public Records, 1850 PA census, Upper Makefield Twp, Bucks Co.

21. Annie Pearson Darrow, Crispin Pearson of Bucks County, Pennsylvania (J. Heidingsfeld Company).

22. Hettie A. Walton, The Eastburn family : being a geneological [sic] and historical record of the descendants of John Eastburn ... and of Robert Eastburn (Doylestown PA, 1903), p. 178.

23. George Norwood Comly, Comly Family in America (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1939), p. 242.

 

 

 

 

 

Assorted Staats baptisms and marriages

Southampton Dutch Reformed Church, Southampton, Bucks Co PA

Isaak, of Peter and States and Maria Stoon, bap. 21 Jun 1742: sponsors Thomas Stoon and Elisabet Strickeling
Andres, of Peter and States and Maria Stoon, bap. 20 Jun 1744: sponsor Maritie Pinter
Frans, Petrus and Michel of Michel Wesel Angenitje States, bap. 13 Sep 1744
Abraham, of Peter and States and Maria Stoon, bap. 18 Mar 1747: sponsor Maria Praal

Mary of James Vanartsdalen and Elizabeth Staats - bap. 14 May 1795
Daniel of James Vanartsdalen and Elizabeth Staats - bap. 4 Dec 1800
 

First Reformed Church of Philadelphia, baptisms by Rev. Caspar Weyberg

Martha, daughter of Jacob Staats and Rachel, b. 9 Oct 1782, bap. 18 May 1783: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Sarah, daughter of Jacob Staats and Rachel, b. 21 Oct 1785: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Peter, daughter of Jacob Staats and Rachel, b.  Sep 1786: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Maria, daughter of Jacob Staats and Rachel, b. 7 Aug 1787: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Abraham, son of Jacob Stats and Rachel, b. 19 Dec 1790, bap. 3 Jun 1792: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Rachel, daughter of Jacob Stats and Rachel, b. Dec 1792, bap. 8 Dec 1792: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria
Rachel, mother of above, daughter of Joseph Clerck and Elizabeth, b. 24 Apr 1758, bap. 8 Dec 1792: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria

Abraham, son of Isaac Staats and Demar, b. 1 Apr 1780, bap. 23 Jun 1781: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria

Jemimah, daughter of James Stats and Rachel, b. 30 Mar 1789, bap. 3 Jan 1790: sponsors Albertus Schillach and Maria

 

First Reformed Church of Philadelphia, marriages

Isaac Stats m. Esther Kelly on 16 Oct 1779
James Stats m. Rachel Klark on 22 Dec 1781

 

 

 

 

WHO WAS LYSBETH AERSEN, WIFE OF PIETER PIETERSON STAATS?

By Margery Huston Freas
August 2, 1998

 

 

Just who was Lysbeth Arensen who married Pieter Pietersen Staats (1663- ) of Gowanus (Brooklyn), N.Y. sometime before 1 February 1690 when they baptized their son Pieter Pieterse Staats?

 

Who She Was Not. . .

Teunis Bergen places her as a daughter of Aert Middagh and wife, Breekje Hansen Bergen, an identification that has been copied by many others ever since. I have yet to see a printed genealogy of the Staats family that does not so name her. The problem is that the Middagh family does not claim her in any listing of Aert & Breekje's children, nor does any connection appear through witnesses at baptisms in that or the next generation. Neither Piet er nor Lysbeth were witnesses at any Bergen or Middagh christenings nor are any Staats children seen with Middagh witnesses. Lysbeth is not known to have had more than the one child (named for her husband's father) which provides no help by way of memorial names. (Bergen additionally lists Matthew Aertsen, Aert Aertsen, and Helen Aertsen as members of the Middagh family, which as you will see below, is also incorrect).

 

Other families of this early date and place that might have had a daughter with the Arensen/Aertsen name, such as that of Simon Aersen deHart and Jan Aertson Vanderbilt, have been examined without any logical connection or other clue being found. Shirley Moore Barnes, an expert genealogist of New Netherland families and author of two genealogies, did an exhaustive search of early records in New Amsterdam, Staten Island, and New Jersey, without finding a positive or viable link to another known seventeenth century family. She did find a clue, however. . .

 

Enter Jan Aersen . . .

An article by Rosalie Fellows Bailey in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, identifies emigrants who owed money to the West India Company for their passage to New Netherlands and who were listed in the contemporaneous notes of one James Riker. The account is not complete and the date is that of embarkation, not of arrival (it took about 6 weeks for the voyage), but one name caught stands out — Jan Aertsen from Amersfoort who sailed on the Faith on 23 December 1660. An attached note in the record states that he "lives with Elbert Elbertsen [Stoothoff] ‘in de baay' (i.e., Flatlands)." He was not married to either of the Stoothoff daughters or to any Stoothoff step-children by Elbert's wife's previous marriage, so it follows that he probably was either an indentured servant on the estate to reimburse for his passage, or a newly arrived relative.

 

He apparently made the trip without family as no wife or child of his is enumerated on the passenger list. Jan took the Oath of Allegiance at Brooklyn in 1687 and stated that he had been in this country 26 years, which agrees with his 1661 arrival.

 

His connection with the Van Couwenhoven/Stoothoff family must have been fairly harmonious, or at least not adverse, even considering Jan's possibly servile status. Jan's step-daughter, Johanna Nevius, married Garret Stoothoff, Elbert's son, and his son, David Aersen, married Helena Harssing, whose mother, Aeltje Van Couwenhoven, was a niece of Elbert's wife through her first marriage to Garret Wolfertse Couwenhoven.

 

About 1673, Jan Aersen (ca. 1636-1708) married Ariaentje (Bleijk) Nevius (ca. 1636-c1687/8), widow of Johannes Nevius, the Ferrymaster, who had died in June, 1672, leaving seven living children ranging in age from fifteen to two years. The Ferry, near the Flatlands home of Elbert Elbertse Stoothoff, was Ariaentje's residence and the place at which Jan subsequently settled. This second marriage produced four children between 1675 and 1681: Helena Aersen (1675-6) who married Christopher Hoogland, Aert/Aeffie Aersen, bp. Apr. 1677, who married Elizabeth Andriesse; Matheus/Matthew Aersen, bp 5 Oct 1679, who married Mareytje Van Dyck; and David Aersen, bp. 18 Dec 1681, who married the above named Helena/Heyltje Harssing. (Three of these are those named above who Bergen assigned to the Middagh family).

 

Son Aert/Aeffie was baptized (as Aeffie) at Brooklyn Dutch Church on Whitsuntide, 1677, (BDC:156) with Elbert Elbertsz and Helena Aertss as Godparents, (no wife mentioned), (BDR:156). Helena and David were baptized at Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church. Though Aert, Helena, and Matthew are not names evident in the little known of either Jan or Ariaentje's families, David is the name of a possible step-uncle or half-brother of Ariaentje, David dePotter, who died in 1681, the same year the above David Aersen was born.

 

An Unknown Marriage. . .

Ariaentje having died around 1688, Jan remarried 4 Jan 1690 to Elizabeth, widow of Peter Smith of Jamaica, L. I. (HSNY 1898:93), who survived him. An article from the Genealogical Dictionary of New Jersey, however, states that his first marriage was contracted in the 1660s to an unnamed woman, a union that produced a son John, born, therefore, between 1661 when he arrived in America and 1672 when he remarried. Son John later married Ida Suydam (1678- ), daughter of Hendrick & Ida (Jacobs). Proof that he was son of Jan Aersen is found in Jan's will of 1707 in which he specifically names John as his "eldest son." Nothing further is known of that early marriage. Though he was likely unable to wed immediately upon arrival, at least until his indenture responsibility, if there was one, had been fulfilled, no 1660s marriage is recorded nor is there a baptismal record for son John or for a daughter. There was, nonetheless, sufficient time for a previously unknown second child, Lysbet Aertsen, to have been born into this family.

 

The 11 Aug 1708 will of Jan Aertsen of the Ferry (proved 8 Jun 1708, Brooklyn) does not mention Lysbeth Staats among his heirs which were his widow, Elizabeth, daughter Helena, "eldest son John," to whom £50 is to be paid in 6 years by the sons of his second marriage, Aert, Mattewis (sic) and David, who are named as executors as well as principle beneficiaries. John called himself John Harrison and moved to Raritan, New Jersey, where he and his wife produced at least one son, Ouke Harrison, bp 22 Nov 1724.

 

There are further connections with the Staats family among baptismal witnesses in Brooklyn Dutch Church. At the christening of son Aert's daughter Annetje on 24 Aug 1701, Jan2 Staats joins Aert's sister, Lena Hooglandt as witness. (BDC:145). At the christening of son Aert's daughter Lysbet, 18 Apr 1704, (BDC:147) Elsje Staats joins Aert's brother Mattheus as witness. Aert Aersen's wife was Lysbeth Andriesse, step daughter of Jan2 Janse Staats and daughter of his (Jan's) wife by a previous marriage.

 

No marriage record for Peter3 and Lysbeth Aersen survives. Their only known child was Peter4 baptized 16 February 1690 at Brooklyn Dutch Reformed Church (BDC:160) with Peter's parents, Peter2 and Annetje Van Dijk Staats in attendance. Though Peter3 (or his father) was witness in 1707 with Annetje Staats (his mother?) for the baptism of Jan, son of Elsie Staats and Nicasius Van Couwenhoven in Brooklyn (BDC:152), neither he nor Lysbeth appears again in the Brooklyn records. This leads to at least the suspicion that Lysbeth might have died before 1707 when Jan Aersen wrote his will.

 

It was 12 December 1694 that Peter2 Janse Staats and wife Annetje signed a deed stipulating that their son Peter3 Pieters of the County of Richmond (Staten Island) should pay them an amount annually during their lives for use of their land, 30 acres lying between Gerbrant Claasen and Cornelis Van Duyn, at Gowanus in Brooklyn. This deed followed by only a short time a similar conveyance that indicated the sale of the same 30 acres to son Peter3 Peters for £200. Both Peter3 and his brother Jan3 had been working a grant in Staten Island that their father had received in September, 1677. Might this be elder son Pieter3 being called home to care for his aging parents? If Lysbeth had died, it might also have been a way to assist in the care of their young son. There is no indication that Pieter3 ever remarried nor has his will or probate ever been found. With only one child, perhaps he didn't need one.

 

It may seem odd that Lysbeth is called "Lysbeth Aernsen" or "Lysbeth Aertsen" instead of "Lysbeth Jans" if she is daughter of Jan Aersen. Few in the community had yet completely forsaken their identification by patronymic by the late 1660s, her probable birth date, though English law demanded that they do so soon thereafter. Still, by the time the records list any of Jan Aersen's children, they had become Aersens or, later, Harrisons. Her identification as "Lysbeth Arensen" at her son's baptism, 1 Feb 1690, was at a time when everyone in the colony had been ordered to adopt a surname that would stay with the family thereafter. Her husband had already chosen Staats at his oath-taking three years before.

 

Conclusion . . .

Though not proven, the process of elimination seems to have provided enough circumstantial evidence to assume that Lysbeth Arensen, wife of Peter Peters Staats of Gowanus, was indeed a daughter of Jan Aersen and his unknown first wife of Flatlands, later of the Ferry, and that she might have died before Jan's will was written in 1707. I would welcome comment, negative or positive, from other researchers.

 

Margery Freas, 11912 Lebanon Church Rd., Felton, PA 17322
Emfreas@cs.com

 

 


 


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