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Descendants of Philippe du Trieux

Generation Four

31. Helena Glen (Anna Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); born 2 Nov 1681; married Jan Baptist Van Eps, son of Johannes Jan Van Eps and Elisabeth Douw, 9 Jul 1699 at Albany, NY.5

Jan Baptist Van Eps was born in 1673 at Schenectady, NY.

Known children of Helena Glen and Jan Baptist Van Eps were as follows:

32. Annatje Peek (Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); married Joseph Clement.

Known children of Annatje Peek and Joseph Clement were:

33. Jacobus Peek (Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); baptized 28 Dec 1698; married Margarita Van Slyck, daughter of Cornelius Van Slyck.

Known children of Jacobus Peek and Margarita Van Slyck were as follows:

34. Johannes Peek (Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); married Annatje Vedder, daughter of Harmanus Vedder and Margarita Van Slyck, circa 1713 at Schenectady, NY.

Annatje Vedder was born on 27 Mar 1691/92.

Known children of Johannes Peek and Annatje Vedder all born at Schenectady, NY, were as follows:

35. Harmanus Wendell (Jeronimus, Susanna du Trieux, Philippe); born 1678; married Anna Sanders Glen, daughter of Jacob Sanderse Glen, 1699; died 15 Dec 1731 at Albany, NY.29

Known children of Harmanus Wendell and Anna Sanders Glen were:

36. Simon Vedder (Sara De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 3 Oct 1707 at Albany, NY;7 married Maria Truax, daughter of Isaac du Trieux and Maria Wilemse Brouwer, 16 Jan 1734/35 at Schenectady, NY;21 died 1791.

Maria Truax married Simon Groot, son of Dirk Janse De Groot and Lysbeth Vander Volken, on 5 Nov 1732 at Schenectady, NY.21

Known children of Simon Vedder and Maria Truax were as follows:

37. Cornelis De Groot (Symon, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1708; married Elisabeth Pulman, daughter of Cornelis Pootman, 7 Sep 1739 at Albany, NY.5

Elisabeth Pulman was also known as Elisabeth Pootman.

Known children of Cornelis De Groot and Elisabeth Pulman were:

38. Simon Groot (Dirk De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 2 May 1714 at Albany, NY;5 married Maria Truax, daughter of Isaac du Trieux and Maria Wilemse Brouwer, 5 Nov 1732 at Schenectady, NY.21

Maria Truax married Simon Vedder, son of Arent Vedder and Sara De Groot, on 16 Jan 1734/35 at Schenectady, NY.21

Known children of Simon Groot and Maria Truax were:

39. Jan Danielse Van Antwerp (Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 24 Nov 1670 at Schenectady, NY; married Jannette Post 9 Mar 1691/92 at Schenectady, NY; married Agnieta Vedder, daughter of Harmen Albertse Vedder and Anna ?, 24 Nov 1700 at Schenectady, NY;5 died 26 Jan 1756 at Schenectady, NY.

There were no known children of Jan Danielse Van Antwerp and Jannette Post.

Agnieta Vedder was born circa 1672 at Schenectady, NY. She died circa 1756. She was also known as Angenietje Vedder.

Known children of Jan Danielse Van Antwerp and Agnieta Vedder were as follows:

40. Arent Danielse Van Antwerp (Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 1674 at Schenectady, NY;5 married Sara Van Eps, daughter of Johannes Van Eps and Elisabeth ?, 1705 at Albany, NY.5

Known children of Arent Danielse Van Antwerp and Sara Van Eps were as follows:

41. Rebecca Danielse Van Antwerp (Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 25 Dec 1692 at Albany, NY; married Johannes Fort, son of Jan Fort and Margariet Rinkout, 1720;5 died 1765.

Known children of Rebecca Danielse Van Antwerp and Johannes Fort were:

42. Maria Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 2 Apr 1712 at Norman's Kill, NY; married Johannes Bratt, son of Arent A. Bradt and Jannetje Vrooman, 19 Nov 1732 at Schenectady, NY; married Evert Wendell, son of Harmanus Wendell and Anna Sanders Glen, 1761;29 died 15 Apr 1782.

Johannes Bratt was baptized on 1 Jan 1709 at Albany, NY. He died on 15 Jul 1760. He was also known as Johannes Bradt.

Known children of Maria Truax and Johannes Bratt were:

Evert Wendell was born on 19 Jan 1706/7.29 He died on 15 Jul 1762 at Albany, NY.

There were no known children of Maria Truax and Evert Wendell.

43. Jannetje Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 17 Aug 1713 at Albany, NY;19 married Cornelius Van Slyck, son of Cornelis Van Slyck and Clara Janse Braat, 11 Mar 1732/33; died before 30 Oct 1765.30

She was also known as Joanna Truax.

Cornelius Van Slyck was baptized on 6 Mar 1711 at Albany, NY.

Known children of Jannetje Truax and Cornelius Van Slyck were as follows:

44. Isaac Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 13 Jan 1714/15 at Schenectady, NY;19 married Anjeltje Beck, daughter of Capt. Caleb Beck and Anna Harley, 24 Jul 1742 at Schenectady, NY;21 died 1790.31

He was also known as Isaac Abrahamse Truax. He served in Albany Co. Militia, Schuyler's Reg't (3rd), Amer. Rev.32

Anjeltje Beck was baptized on 15 Dec 1715 at Schenectady, NY. She died on 27 Jun 1758.

Known children of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck were as follows:

45. Anntje Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 10 Apr 1717 at Schenectady, NY;19 baptized 14 Apr 1717 at Albany, NY; married Richard Van Vranken, son of Maas Ryckse Van Vranken and Anatie Winne, 14 Oct 1738 at Schenectady, NY;21 died 4 Jan 1755.

Richard Van Vranken was baptized on 7 Oct 1711 at Albany, NY. He was also known as Rychie Van Frans.

Known children of Anntje Truax and Richard Van Vranken were as follows:

46. Johannis Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 24 Mar 1717/18 at Schenectady, NY;19 married Alida Nak, daughter of Matthys Nak, 28 Oct 1743 at Schenectady, NY; died between 1746 and 1757.

Alida Nak married Peter Fonda, son of Jillis Fonda and Rachel Winne, on 10 Aug 1757. She died after 2 Sep 1771.

Known children of Johannis Truax and Alida Nak were as follows:

47. Jellis Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 7 Jul 1719 at Albany, NY;19 married Dorothy Vrooman, daughter of Wouter Vrooman and Marytje Hallenbeck, 27 Oct 1744 at Schenectady, NY;21 married Sarah Isaacse Truax 17 Mar 1748/49 at Schenectady, NY;22 died before 1 Aug 1757.33

He was also known as Gillis Truax.

Dorothy Vrooman was baptized on 3 Oct 1714 at Albany, NY.

Known children of Jellis Truax and Dorothy Vrooman were:

Sarah Isaacse Truax. ('The House of Truax' and 'First Settlers of Schenectady' list this Sarah as the daughter of Isaac Du Trieux and Maria Willemse Brouwer, but this is impossible since she would have been Jellis' aunt. She could be the daughter of Isaac Truax and Catalina van Benthuysen).

Known children of Jellis Truax and Sarah Isaacse Truax all born at Schenectady, NY, were as follows:

48. Philip Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 5 Nov 1720;19 baptized 5 Nov 1720 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Engeltje Farley, daughter of Johannes Farley and Metje Mebie, 29 Nov 1747 at Schenectady, NY.22

He was a cooper.22

Engeltje Farley was born on 25 May 1726 at Schenectady, NY.

Known children of Philip Truax and Engeltje Farley both born at Schenectady, NY, were as follows:

49. Andries Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 21 Aug 1722;19 baptized 25 Aug 1722 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Elizabeth Van Vranken, daughter of Ryckert Van Vranken and Maria Bratt, 4 Feb 1758 at Schenectady, NY; married Susanna de Graaf, daughter of Daniel de Graaf and Gezina Swits, 20 Sep 1778; died 11 Oct 1804.

He served on 9 Oct 1775 as Ensign, 4th Reg., 2nd Rensselaerswyck Battalion. He served as Pvt. 2nd Reg Albany Co. Militia.

Elizabeth Van Vranken was born on 5 Jul 1736. She died on 15 Dec 1777.

Known children of Andries Truax and Elizabeth Van Vranken were:

Susanna de Graaf was born on 8 May 1737. She died on 25 Mar 1807 at Schenectady, NY.

Known children of Andries Truax and Susanna de Graaf were:

50. Christiaan Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 17 Feb 1723/24;19 (he may have been born 18 Jan 1728 );35 married Catrien Bell circa 1770.

He was also known as Christopher Truax.19

Known children of Christiaan Truax and Catrien Bell were as follows:

51. Elizabeth Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 19 May 1725;19,20 baptized 23 May 1725 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Caleb Beck, son of Capt. Caleb Beck and Anna Harley, 1 Nov 1747 at Schenectady, NY;22 died 5 May 1797.

Caleb Beck was born on 24 May 1714. He died on 9 Dec 1787.

Known children of Elizabeth Truax and Caleb Beck were as follows:

52. Catalyntje Truax (Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 28 Feb 1730/31; baptized 7 Mar 1731 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Claas de Graaf, son of Arnold de Graaf and Ariantje Vander Volgen, 1 Feb 1754 at Schenectady, NY.7

Claas de Graaf was baptized on 7 Jan 1727.

Known children of Catalyntje Truax and Claas de Graaf were as follows:

53. Maritje Truax (Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 11 Sep 1720; married Jan Baptist Van Eps, son of Jan Baptist Van Eps and Helena Glen, 19 Nov 1743 at Schenectady, NY.

Jan Baptist Van Eps was baptized on 27 Sep 1713 at Albany, NY. He was a noted Indian trader. He was taken by the Ottawa Indians, but escaped to Detroit in 1763.

Known children of Maritje Truax and Jan Baptist Van Eps were as follows:

54. Capt. Peter Truax (Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 27 Aug 1725 at Schenectady, NY; married Jacoba Van Santvoord, daughter of Domine Cornelis Van Santvoord and Anna Staats, 26 Feb 1748/49 at Schenectady, NY;22 died 29 Aug 1797 at Schenectady, NY.

He was also known as Pieter Truax.

Jacoba Van Santvoord was born on 14 Dec 1729 at Staten Island, NY. She died on 24 Mar 1794 at Staten Island, NY.

Known children of Capt. Peter Truax and Jacoba Van Santvoord were as follows:

55. Isaac I. Truax (Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 14 May 1726; married Susanna Roseboom, daughter of Hendrick Myndertse Roseboom and Catharina Maebie, 25 Apr 1755 at Schenectady, NY; died between 1775 and 1789; (he may have died 7 Jul 1813 ).

He lived at Montreal, QC, in 1775.37

Susanna Roseboom died on 7 Jul 1819.

Known children of Isaac I. Truax and Susanna Roseboom were as follows:

56. Margrietje Truax (Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 30 Nov 1740 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Johannes Van Driessen, son of Petrus Van Driessen and Engeltje Vrooman, 22 Jun 1770.5

She was also known as Margaret Truax.

Known children of Margrietje Truax and Johannes Van Driessen were as follows:

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57. Isaac Jacob Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 8 May 1726 at Schenectady, NY; married Maria Wyngaard, daughter of Johannes Wyngaard, 16 Jun 1750 at Albany, NY;34 died 17 Apr 1808 at Schenectady, NY.

He was a tavern-keeper.

Isaac was one of the more colourful characters in the family. He owned a tavern on the Old King's Highway between Schenectady and Albany, in the heart of the Albany Pine Bush. The area was notorious as a lair for fur smugglers, brigands and, during the Revolution, Tory sympathizers. Isaac was no exception. His tavern was a popular meeting place for Loyalists, and his son (or possibly his brother) Jacob, also a tavenkeeper on the road, managed to get himself arrested for his resistance to the Rebel cause.

Isaac's tavern had always had a less than savoury reputation. Rumours flourished of imprudent guests being robbed and murdered in the night, their bodies never to be found. In fact, several human skeletons have been found buried in nearby sand dunes! A more conventional graveyard still exists in the woods behind the tavern site, where Isaac, his wife, son and grandson are buried. The oldest stone belongs to Maria Wyngaard, wife of Isaac J. Truax, and is dated May 10th, 1802.

Maria Wyngaard was born circa 1729. She died on 10 May 1802 at Schenectady, NY.

Known children of Isaac Jacob Truax and Maria Wyngaard were as follows:

58. Elias Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 15 Jul 1727 at Norman's Kill, NY; baptized 12 Nov 1727 at Schenectady, NY;40 married Ariaantje Jansen 29 Jan 1754 at Schenectady, NY;34 married Engeltje Evertsen 12 Mar 1758;36 married Nancy McKinney 12 Nov 1775;41 died 26 Dec 1820 at Franklin, VT.

He was also known as Julius Truax.36 He was also known as Gillis Truax. He moved to Canada circa 1792. He was said to be "the first who felled trees in the Township of Dunham." He asked for and received a grant of land at Brome Twp., QC as an 'associate' (Land in the Eastern Townships of Quebec was granted to groups rather than to individuals. The group would be granted an entire township, which they would divide amongst themselves, and they would promise to clear and improve their lot, build roads, etc.) on 19 Aug 1797. He is recognized as a United Empire Loyalist (Sir John Johnson Branch UELAC, Quebec), although his qualifications are not known.

Known children of Elias Truax and Ariaantje Jansen were as follows:

Known children of Elias Truax and Engeltje Evertsen were as follows:

Nancy McKinney was born circa 1738. She died on 17 Sep 1819 at Frelighsburg, QC. She was also known as Agnes MacKenzie?

Known children of Elias Truax and Nancy McKinney all born at Albany, NY, were as follows:

59. Maria Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 15 Jun 1729; baptized 22 Jun 1729 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Emanuel Adams 19 May 1748 at Schenectady, NY.21

She was also known as Maria Jacobse Truax.

Emanuel Adams was born at Dublin, Ireland.

Known children of Maria Truax and Emanuel Adams were as follows:

60. Christian de la Grange Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 10 Feb 1730/31; baptized 14 Feb 1731 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Elizabeth Quackenbos, daughter of Abraham Quackenbos and Bata Ouderkirk, 18 Jul 1761 at Schenectady, NY.

Elizabeth Quackenbos was born in 1745; the 'House of Truax' says her parents are Isaac Quackenbos and Rebecca de Groot.42

Known children of Christian de la Grange Truax and Elizabeth Quackenbos were as follows:

61. Willem Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 15 Sep 1732 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 10 Dec 1732;20 married Elizabeth Zeybel 17 Apr 1760 at Schoharie, NY.43

He was also known as William Truax.

Elizabeth Zeybel was born in 1747 at Schoharie, NY. She was also known as Ann Eliza Sybel.

Known children of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel were as follows:

62. Jacob Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Apr 1737 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 8 Jul 1737 at Schenectady, NY;45 married Catherine Dochsteder, daughter of George Adam Dochstader and Anna Catherine Stahring, 5 Mar 1775 at Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY;46 died circa 1789 at Albany Co., NY; killed by Indians on Lake Erie.47

He was also known as Jacob Y Truax. He served in 1776 as Pvt. in Col. Jacob Lansing's Regiment.

Jacob Truax is usually assumed to be the one referred to in the Schenectady Committee of Conspiracies as saying he was 'no Tore but a man for the King', but since that Jacob had the middle name Isaacse, this may refer to the son of Isaac Jacob and not his brother - see Chapter 7.

There is also some confusion between the two Jacobs in the oral history of the family of George Truax of Cornwall, provided by Bev Truax. Her family claims that the Jacob who married Catherine Dochsteder was the son of Isaac J. We know from Isaac J's will that this Jacob had children named Jacob, Magdalen, John and George, which would correspond with Jacob and Catherine's children if we assume that Maria's middle name was Magdalen (not uncommon). Could it be that this was wrong all along? If so, which Jacob died in 1789 on Lake Erie? Which one was arrested by the Committee, and which one served in Lansing's Regiment? This needs to be resolved.

Catherine Dochsteder was baptized on 18 Jan 1752 at Stone Arabia, NY.47 She married Soloman Walley on 6 Jan 1793 at Albany, NY.34 She was also known as Anna Catarina Doxstader.

Known children of Jacob Truax and Catherine Dochsteder were as follows:

63. Abraham Jacobse Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Apr 1737 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 8 Jul 1737 at Schenectady, NY;45 married Elizabeth Van Antwerp, daughter of Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp and Neeltje Van Antwerp, 27 Mar 1761 at Schenectady, NY.

He served as a Pvt. 2nd Regiment, Albany Co. Militia (or may have been a different Abraham J. Truax). He 'prayed for land' in Whitton Township, QC in Jul 1795.

The D.A.R., most genealogies, and several histories of the area claim that Abraham Jacobse Truax served in the Second Regiment of the Albany County Militia, and participated in several battles. This seems odd given that he moved to Quebec just a couple of years behind his brother Elias, and that several of his children married into prominent Loyalist families. There was an Abraham J. Truax who appears in the rolls of the 2nd Regiment, but there were a lot Abraham Truaxs in the area, even a few with the middle initial J or I. Abraham Jellis Truax (Volume I, #276) was closely related (brother or first cousin) to all of the other Truaxs who served in the 2nd Regiment of the Albany County Militia - much more closely than Abraham Jacobse Truax was - and I believe that it was he, and not Abraham Jacobse, who served in the Albany County Militia.

The main piece of evidence in all this is a pension application made by Elizabeth Truax, widow of Abraham (National Archives #R.10718). It has always been assumed that this was Elizabeth Van Antwerp; however, Abraham Jellis Truax lived in the same area at the same time and was married to Elizabeth Van Slice. The application was made in 1834, which, if it were made by Elizabeth Van Antwerp, would have made her 93 years old at the time (Elizabeth Van Slice would only have been 81). Also, the application was made from Watervliet, New York, even though Abraham Jacobse and Elizabeth Van Antwerp had moved to Quebec many years before. She may have moved back after his death, but it seems unlikely.

Whichever side he was on, some time around 1795 Abraham moved most of his family north into Missisquoi County in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, an area heavily populated with United Empire Loyalists. He would have been about 58 years old by then, and most of his children (except for Abraham Jr.) would have been adults.

Elizabeth Van Antwerp was born on 3 May 1741 at Schenectady, NY. She was also known as Elizabeth Van Antwerpen.

Known children of Abraham Jacobse Truax and Elizabeth Van Antwerp were as follows:

64. Andries Bratt Truax (Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Apr 1739; baptized 29 Apr 1739 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Sophia Truax, daughter of Isaac Truax and Catalina Van Benthuysen, 10 May 1755 at Schenectady, NY;5 married Catalyntje Wyngaard, daughter of Johannes Wyngaard, 13 Feb 1770 at Schenectady, NY.49

Sophia Truax was baptized on 20 Jul 1735.20

There were no known children of Andries Bratt Truax and Sophia Truax.

Known children of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard were as follows:

65. John Truax (Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1700 at Monmouth Co., NJ;26,23 married Seytje Van Kirk, daughter of Janse Ver Kerken and Elsje ?, before 1725; married Ann Updyke after 1735; died between 5 Sep 1777 and 14 Apr 1778 at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.23

Seytje Van Kirk was baptized on 29 May 1704 at Kingston, NY.23 She was also known as Sytje Ver Kerken.

Known children of John Truax and Seytje Van Kirk were as follows:

Ann Updyke married (--?--) ? She died in 1785 at Middlesex Co., NJ.

There were no known children of John Truax and Ann Updyke.

66. LaRue Jacob Truax (Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1705 at Middleton, Monmouth Co., NJ;26 married Rebecca Abigail Stillwell, daughter of Elias Stillwell and Ann Burbank, circa 1730 at Monmouth Co., NJ; died 1774 at Fulton Co., PA.

He was also known as Jacob LaRue Truax. He moved to Bedford Co., PA, circa 1764.50 (While these are the children commonly attributed to Larue Jacob Truax, in most cases we still have almost no evidence to support their relationship. Unless a will or other document is found specifically naming LaRue's children, this will likely remain a very grey area).

Rebecca Abigail Stillwell was born circa 1710 at Monmouth Co., NJ. She died at Bedford Co., PA.

Known children of LaRue Jacob Truax and Rebecca Abigail Stillwell were as follows:

67. Samuel Truax (Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 15 Jun 1715 at Middleton, Monmouth Co., NJ;26 married Elizabeth Walton; died 15 Oct 1790 at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.51

He moved to Waioak (now Keansburg), NJ, circa 1747.

Known children of Samuel Truax and Elizabeth Walton were as follows:

68. Jacob Truax (Cornelis, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born;25 married Mary ?; died 1760.

Mary ? died circa 19 Jan 1761.

Known children of Jacob Truax and Mary ? were as follows:

69. Samuel Truax (Jacob, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 16 Oct 1716;51 married Johanna Wilson, daughter of Andrew Wilson, 28 Mar 1747;51,28 died 10 Mar 1792 at Keansburg, NJ.52

Known children of Samuel Truax and Johanna Wilson were as follows:

70. Catherine Truax (Jacob, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born before 1741; married Andrew Dorsett, son of James Dorsett and Ann Pew, 21 Jul 1757 at Middleton, Monmouth Co., NJ.28

Known children of Catherine Truax and Andrew Dorsett were as follows:




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