duTrieux Descendants p14

Elizabeth Quackenbos1
b. 1745
Pedigree

     Elizabeth Quackenbos was the daughter of Abraham Quackenbos and Bata Ouderkirk. Elizabeth Quackenbos was born in 1745; the ‘House of Truax’ says her parents are Isaac Quackenbos and Rebecca de Groot.2 She married Christian de la Grange Truax, son of Jacob Truax and Lysbet de la Grange, on 18 July 1761 at Schenectady, NY.
     Children of Elizabeth Quackenbos and Christian de la Grange Truax:
Christopher Truax+
Abraham C. Truax+   (15 Jul 1764)
Jacob Truax+   (05 Jul 1766)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S171] Burr Family web site.

Abraham C. Truax1,2
b. 15 Jul 1764
Pedigree

     Abraham C. Truax was the son of Christian de la Grange Truax and Elizabeth Quackenbos. Abraham C. Truax was baptized on 15 July 1764 at Schenectady, NY.2 He married Maria Ouderkirk, daughter of Pieter Ouderkirk and Machtelt Heemstraat, on 21 February 1786 at Schenectady, NY.3
     Children of Abraham C. Truax and Maria Ouderkirk:
John Ouderkirk Truax+   (03 Oct 1798)
Elizabeth Truax   (04 Apr 1800)
Polly Ackenpagh Truax   (04 Apr 1808)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  3. [S171] Burr Family web site.

Maria Ouderkirk1
b. 03 Nov 1760
Pedigree

     Maria Ouderkirk was the daughter of Pieter Ouderkirk and Machtelt Heemstraat. Maria Ouderkirk was born on 3 November 1760. She married Abraham C. Truax, son of Christian de la Grange Truax and Elizabeth Quackenbos, on 21 February 1786 at Schenectady, NY.2
     Children of Maria Ouderkirk and Abraham C. Truax:
John Ouderkirk Truax+   (03 Oct 1798)
Elizabeth Truax   (04 Apr 1800)
Polly Ackenpagh Truax   (04 Apr 1808)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S171] Burr Family web site.

Jacob Truax1,2
b. 05 Jul 1766
Pedigree

     Jacob Truax was the son of Christian de la Grange Truax and Elizabeth Quackenbos. Jacob Truax was baptized on 5 July 1766 at Schenectady, NY.2 He married Sophia Ouderkirk on 31 March 1789 at Schenectady, NY.1

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     Children of Jacob Truax and Sophia Ouderkirk:
Elizabeth Truax   (01 Sep 1789)
Petrus Truax   (09 Jan 1792)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Elizabeth Zeybel1,2
b. 1747

     Elizabeth Zeybel was born in 1747 at Schoharie, NY. She married Willem Truax, son of Jacob Truax and Lysbet de la Grange, on 17 April 1760 at Schoharie, NY.1
Elizabeth Zeybel was also known as Ann Eliza Sybel.
     Children of Elizabeth Zeybel and Willem Truax:
Jacob Willem Truax+   (13 Jul 1762 – 07 Dec 1841)
John Truax+   (1763)
Elizabeth Truax+   (25 Feb 1765)
Anna Truax+   (24 Mar 1769)
Maria Truax+   (20 Oct 1771)
Margaret Truax+   (1773 – 1859)
Catherine Truax   (28 Jul 1776)
Barbara Truax   (1777)
Angeline Truax+   (18 Sep 1779)
Maria Barbara Truax+   (24 Mar 1781 – 08 Jan 1856)
Eva Truax   (08 Jan 1786)
  1. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.
  2. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

Jacob Willem Truax1
b. 13 Jul 1762, d. 07 Dec 1841
Pedigree

     Jacob Willem Truax was the son of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Jacob Willem Truax was baptized on 13 July 1762 at Schoharie, NY.2 He married Barbara Bell on 18 March 1788 at Schenectady, NY.3,4 Jacob Willem Truax died on 7 December 1841 at Knox, Albany Co., NY.

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     Children of Jacob Willem Truax and Barbara Bell:
Jacob Truax
John Truax   (19 Nov 1788)
William Truax+   (17 Apr 1791)
Conrad Truax   (27 May 1793)
Michael Truax   (09 Jan 1796)
Edmond Truax   (c 1798)
David Truax+   (20 Feb 1801 – 27 Nov 1880)
Lydia Truax   (18 Apr 1807)
Maria Truax+   (17 Apr 1809)
Elizabeth Margaret Truax   (23 Mar 1811)
  1. [S3731] St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY – marriages.
  2. [S3916] St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY.
  3. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  4. [S4694] Charlotte Taylor Luckhurst, Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Schenectady.

John Truax
b. 1763
Pedigree

     John Truax was the son of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. John Truax was born in 1763. He married Gertruid Hainen on 2 March 1790 at Schoharie, NY.1

Reference=372,THch.12

     Children of John Truax and Gertruid Hainen:
Jacob Truax+   (03 Jun 1795 – a 1895)
Elizabeth Truax   (01 Sep 1798)
Annatje Truax   (09 Mar 1801)
Johannes Truax   (02 Aug 1803)
Peter Truax+   (07 Jan 1806 – 22 Dec 1886)
Margareth Truax   (11 Aug 1808)
Mariah Truax   (07 Apr 1812)
  1. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.

Gertruid Hainen1

     Gertruid Hainen married John Truax, son of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel, on 2 March 1790 at Schoharie, NY.1
Gertruid Hainen was also known as Gertrude Hane.
     Children of Gertruid Hainen and John Truax:
Jacob Truax+   (03 Jun 1795 – a 1895)
Elizabeth Truax   (01 Sep 1798)
Annatje Truax   (09 Mar 1801)
Johannes Truax   (02 Aug 1803)
Peter Truax+   (07 Jan 1806 – 22 Dec 1886)
Margareth Truax   (11 Aug 1808)
Mariah Truax   (07 Apr 1812)
  1. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.

Eva Truax1
b. 08 Jan 1786
Pedigree

     Eva Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Eva Truax was born on 8 January 1786. She was baptized on 17 September 1786 at Berne, NY.1
(TTH says she should be daughter of Isaac #243 and Maria Wyngaard).
  1. [S3678] Reformed Church of Beaver Dam, Berne, NY.

Elizabeth Truax1
b. 25 Feb 1765
Pedigree

     Elizabeth Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Elizabeth Truax was baptized on 25 February 1765 at Schoharie, NY.2 She married Henrich Ervet on 27 October 1783 at Schoharie, NY.1
     Children of Elizabeth Truax and Henrich Ervet:
Philip Ervet   (04 Apr 1785)
Annatge Ervet   (05 Apr 1788)
  1. [S3731] St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY – marriages.
  2. [S3916] St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY.

Anna Truax1
b. 24 Mar 1769
Pedigree

     Anna Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Anna Truax was baptized on 24 March 1769 at Schoharie, NY.1 She married Pieter Zeeh, son of Joost Zeeh, on 4 January 1791 at Schoharie, NY.2
     Children of Anna Truax and Pieter Zeeh:
Elizabeth Zeh   (24 Sep 1793)
John Jost Zehe   (15 Feb 1797)
Maria Zee   (04 Feb 1798)
Catharina Zeh   (26 Mar 1801)
  1. [S3731] St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY – marriages.
  2. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.

Maria Truax1
b. 20 Oct 1771
Pedigree

     Maria Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Maria Truax was baptized on 20 October 1771 at Berne, NY.1 She married Michael Bell on 24 July 1789 at Schoharie, NY.2
     Children of Maria Truax and Michael Bell:
Margaretha Bell   (10 Jun 1793)
Edmann Bell   (14 Dec 1795)
Johannes Bell   (23 Mar 1798)
Maria Bell   (27 Aug 1800)
Katy Bell   (18 Jun 1810)
  1. [S3678] Reformed Church of Beaver Dam, Berne, NY.
  2. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.

Margaret Truax
b. 1773, d. 1859
Pedigree

     Margaret Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Margaret Truax was born in 1773. She married William Marinus on 8 February 1791 at Schoharie, NY.1 Margaret Truax died in 1859.

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     Children of Margaret Truax and William Marinus:
Annatje Marinus   (19 May 1793)
Elizabeth Marinus   (29 Apr 1795)
Jeremie Marinus   (14 Oct 1801)
  1. [S3679] Reformed Church of Schoharie, NY – marriages.

Catherine Truax1
b. 28 Jul 1776
Pedigree

     Catherine Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Catherine Truax was born on 28 July 1776.1 She was baptized on 16 September 1776 at Berne, NY.1 She married Mattheus Werner?.
  1. [S3678] Reformed Church of Beaver Dam, Berne, NY.

Barbara Truax
b. 1777
Pedigree

     Barbara Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Barbara Truax was born in 1777.

Angeline Truax1
b. 18 Sep 1779
Pedigree

     Angeline Truax was the daughter of Willem Truax and Elizabeth Zeybel. Angeline Truax was baptized on 18 September 1779 at Schenectady, NY.2 She married George Leib on 12 September 1797 at Guilderland, Albany Co., NY.3
Angeline Truax was also known as Engeltje Truax.2
     Children of Angeline Truax and George Leib:
Johannes Jacob Leib   (22 Dec 1799)
Eva Leib   (17 May 1802)
Annatje Leib   (11 Jun 1804)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  3. [S544] Guilderland Records.

Catalyntje Wyngaard1
Pedigree

     Catalyntje Wyngaard was the daughter of Johannes Wyngaard. Catalyntje Wyngaard married Andries Bratt Truax, son of Jacob Truax and Lysbet de la Grange, on 13 February 1770 at Schenectady, NY.2
     Children of Catalyntje Wyngaard and Andries Bratt Truax:
Gillis P. Truax+   (04 Jul 1771)
Jacob Truax   (27 Sep 1772)
Maria Truax+   (May 1774)
Andries Truax+   (20 Jul 1777 – 31 May 1851)
Elizabeth Truax+   (04 Mar 1780)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S603] LDS IGI File, Batch #5017018, sheet#24.

Johannes Wyngaard1

     Child of Johannes Wyngaard:
Catalyntje Wyngaard+
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

Elias Truax1
b. 04 Jul 1772, d. 07 Feb 1875
Pedigree

     Elias Truax was the son of Elias Truax and Nancy McKinney. Elias Truax was born on 4 July 1772 at Albany, NY. He married Anna Wightman, daughter of Thomas Wightman and Mary Tripp, on 19 May 1796 at St. Armand, QC. Elias Truax died on 7 February 1875 at Frelighsburg, QC.2
Elias Truax was also known as Gillis Truax. He moved to Cook’s Corner, QC in 1792. He walked 9 miles to visit eldest daughter (Electa?) in Quebec in 1874.
Report of an interview with Mrs. Amsden by Allan Lincoln Truax:
“She corroborates the story of ‘Yelles’ skating across Franklin Pond, Vt. on his 100th birthday, says the ‘young folks’ let him beat them across just to please his vanity. Also told about bear he tamed. Says they would entertain him free of charge at the Farnham P.2 fair and the Franklin Co. Vt. fair just for the stories he would tell. Once while at the Farnham Fair he overstayed the limit of his ticket and his friends feared he couldn’t get back. He said he would show them. When the conductor came around to collect tickets and told ‘Yelles’ his ticket was n.g., the latter began to jabber at him in Holland Dutch. Of course no one could understand him. They sent for a Frenchman and he could understand Yelles’ jabberings no better, so finally the conductor said ‘Oh well, let the old fool ride. He’s crazy anyway’, and so he gor back to Franklin.”

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     Children of Elias Truax and Anna Wightman:
Catherine Truax+   (02 Nov 1797 – 06 Oct 1885)
Thomas Truax   (01 Feb 1800 – 22 Dec 1821)
Elias Truax+   (25 Jan 1802 – 13 Oct 1885)
Mary Truax+   (03 Feb 1804 – 24 Jun 1900)
Harriet Truax   (18 Mar 1806 – 24 Jun 1877)
Rodney Truax   (02 Apr 1808 – 14 Jul 1808)
Electa Truax+   (05 Jun 1808 – 09 Nov 1891)
William Truax+   (29 Jun 1811 – 29 May 1876)
Anne Truax+   (12 Mar 1813 – 30 Aug 1878)
Amy Truax+   (12 Jun 1815 – 09 Nov 1840)
Lovina Truax+   (21 Sep 1817 – Dec 1857)
  1. [S4026] Family Record of Cynthia Eliza (Truax) Ross, sent to Thura Truax Hires, c.1929.
  2. [S3852] Death registry, Town of Franklin, 1875 & 76.

Jacob Truax1,2
b. 27 Sep 1772
Pedigree

     Jacob Truax was the son of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard. Jacob Truax was baptized on 27 September 1772 at Schenectady, NY.2
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Maria Truax1
b. May 1774
Pedigree

     Maria Truax was the daughter of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard. Maria Truax was born in May 1774. She married Abraham Truax, son of Isaac Jacob Truax and Maria Wyngaard.

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     Child of Maria Truax and Abraham Truax:
Andries Truax   (28 Apr 1794)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

Andries Truax1,2
b. 20 Jul 1777, d. 31 May 1851
Pedigree

     Andries Truax was the son of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard. Andries Truax was baptized on 20 July 1777 at Albany, NY.2 He married Lena Freligh? on 31 August 1803 at Schenectady, NY.3 Andries Truax died on 31 May 1851.

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     Children of Andries Truax and Lena Freligh?:
Tyne Truax   (25 Nov 1804)
Peter Truax+   (10 Mar 1809 – 18 Sep 1877)
Elinor Truax   (1817)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  3. [S146] Barbara Jean Yates (lineage chart).

Elizabeth Truax1,2
b. 04 Mar 1780
Pedigree

     Elizabeth Truax was the daughter of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard. Elizabeth Truax was born on 4 March 1780 at Albany, NY. She was baptized on 16 April 1780 at Albany, NY. She married Jacob Foot.
     Child of Elizabeth Truax and Jacob Foot:
Caty Foot   (03 Aug 1802)
  1. [S134] Albany Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1683-1809.
  2. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

Maria van der Bogart

     Maria van der Bogart married Alexander Vedder.
     Child of Maria van der Bogart and Alexander Vedder:
Sarah A. Vedder+   (17 Nov 1751)

Harmanus Peek
b. 05 Dec 1718, d. 29 Aug 1781
Pedigree

     Harmanus Peek was the son of Johannes Peek and Annatje Vedder. Harmanus Peek was born on 5 December 1718 at Schenectady, NY. He married Sarah De Graff, daughter of Jesse De Graff and Aaltie Hennions, on 1 December 1740 at Schenectady, NY. Harmanus Peek died on 29 August 1781 at Schenectady, NY.
     Children of Harmanus Peek and Sarah De Graff:
Johannes Peek   (13 May 1744)
Annatje Peek+   (13 Dec 1747 – 02 Oct 1834)
Alida Peek   (16 Jun 1751)
Jesse Peek   (09 Feb 1753)
Margarita Peek   (21 Mar 1756)
Harmanus Peek   (14 Jan 1759)
Sarah Peek   (15 Mar 1761 – 18 Jul 1843)
Jacobus Vedder Peek   (29 Jan 1764)

Annatje Peek1
b. 13 Dec 1747, d. 02 Oct 1834
Pedigree

     Annatje Peek was the daughter of Harmanus Peek and Sarah De Graff. Annatje Peek was baptized on 13 December 1747 at Schenectady, NY. She married Johannes de Graaf on 1 July 1769. Annatje Peek married Abraham Isaacse Truax, son of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck, on 6 January 1785 at Schenectady, NY. Annatje Peek died on 2 October 1834 at Schenectady, NY.
     Children of Annatje Peek and Abraham Isaacse Truax:
Sarah Truax+   (03 Apr 1787)
Engeltie Truax+   (27 Dec 1789 – 08 Jul 1855)
Johannes Truax   (10 Aug 1793)
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Abraham Truax.

Sarah Truax1,2
b. 03 Apr 1787
Pedigree

     Sarah Truax was the daughter of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Annatje Peek. Sarah Truax was born on 3 April 1787 at Schenectady, NY.2 She was baptized on 6 May 1787.2 She married Cornelius Santvoord Conde, son of Adam Conde and Catalina Truax, on 13 July 1805.

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     Children of Sarah Truax and Cornelius Santvoord Conde:
John C. Conde
Adam C. Conde
Abram Truax Conde
Peter C. Conde
Cornelius Bogardus Conde
Isaac H. Conde
Simon van Petten Conde
Platt S. Conde
Andrew Samuel Conde
Joseph Sweetman Conde
George M. Conde
Benjamin L. Conde
Alonzo B. Conde
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Abraham Truax.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Engeltie Truax1,2
b. 27 Dec 1789, d. 08 Jul 1855
Pedigree

     Engeltie Truax was the daughter of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Annatje Peek. Engeltie Truax was born on 27 December 1789 at Schenectady, NY.2 She was baptized on 12 February 1790.2 She married Samuel Hayes on 20 May 1809. Engeltie Truax died on 8 July 1855 at Glenville, NY.
Engeltie Truax was also known as Angelica Truax.
     Children of Engeltie Truax and Samuel Hayes:
Abraham Truax Hayes
John Wilson Hayes
Ann Peek Hayes
Hester Hayes
Esther Northrup Hayes
Sarah Conde Hayes
Mary Truax Hayes
Margaret Marie Hayes
Catherine Shared Hayes
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Abraham Truax.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Johannes Truax1
b. 10 Aug 1793
Pedigree

     Johannes Truax was the son of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Annatje Peek. Johannes Truax was born on 10 August 1793 at Schenectady, NY.1 He was baptized on 6 October 1793.1
  1. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Isaac Truax1,2
b. 02 Oct 1771
Pedigree

     Isaac Truax was the son of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder. Isaac Truax was born on 2 October 1771.1 He was baptized on 6 October 1771 at Schenectady, NY.2
  1. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Benjamin Truax
b. 24 Apr 1772
Pedigree

     Benjamin Truax was the son of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder. Benjamin Truax was born on 24 April 1772 at Schenectady, NY.

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Samuel Truax
b. 1773
Pedigree

     Samuel Truax was the son of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder. Samuel Truax was born in 1773 at Schenectady, NY.

Margarita Truax1,2,3
b. 03 Jun 1774, d. 11 Aug 1813
Pedigree

     Margarita Truax was the daughter of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder. Margarita Truax was born on 3 June 1774.2 She was baptized on 5 June 1774 at Schenectady, NY.3 She married Adam Swart circa 1795. Margarita Truax died on 11 August 1813.

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     Children of Margarita Truax and Adam Swart:
Elizabeth Swart
Margaret Swart
Teunis Swart
Sarah Swart
Abram Truex Swart
Maria Swart
Isaac Swart
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Abraham Truax.
  2. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  3. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Stilwell Truax
b. 1776
Pedigree

     Stilwell Truax was the son of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder. Stilwell Truax was born in 1776 at Schenectady, NY.

Robert Moyston1
b. 1745, d. 1798

     Robert Moyston was born in 1745. He married Christina Truax, daughter of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck, circa 1770. Robert Moyston died in 1798.
     Child of Robert Moyston and Christina Truax:
John Hugan Moyston   (1772)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

John Hugan Moyston
b. 1772
Pedigree

     John Hugan Moyston was the son of Robert Moyston and Christina Truax. John Hugan Moyston was born in 1772.

Sophia Van Petten1
b. 12 May 1751
Pedigree

     Sophia Van Petten was the daughter of Philip Van Petten and Geesie Schermerhorn. Sophia Van Petten was baptized on 12 May 1751 at Schenectady, NY. She married Caleb Truax, son of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck, on 11 August 1770 at Schenectady, NY.
     Children of Sophia Van Petten and Caleb Truax:
Isaac Truax   (29 Jul 1771)
Geesje Truax+   (04 Sep 1773)
Philip Truax+   (14 Apr 1776 – 1847)
Col. Abraham Caleb Truax+   (11 Feb 1778 – 24 Jun 1844)
John Truax+   (04 Jul 1780 – 27 Jul 1845)
Arent Truax   (13 Aug 1783)
Engeltje Truax+   (18 Mar 1787)
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.

Philip Van Petten
Pedigree

     Philip Van Petten married Geesie Schermerhorn.
     Child of Philip Van Petten and Geesie Schermerhorn:
Sophia Van Petten+   (12 May 1751)

Geesie Schermerhorn

     Geesie Schermerhorn married Philip Van Petten.
     Child of Geesie Schermerhorn and Philip Van Petten:
Sophia Van Petten+   (12 May 1751)

Isaac Truax1,2
b. 29 Jul 1771
Pedigree

     Isaac Truax was the son of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Isaac Truax was baptized on 29 July 1771 at Schenectady, NY.2
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Geesje Truax1,2
b. 04 Sep 1773
Pedigree

     Geesje Truax was the daughter of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Geesje Truax was born on 4 September 1773.1 She was baptized on 5 September 1773 at Schenectady, NY.2 She married Volkert Van Vlack.
Geesje Truax was also known as Gatea Truax.3 Geesje Truax was also known as Zeney Truax.4
     Children of Geesje Truax and Volkert Van Vlack:
Cornelia Van Vlack
Sophia Van Vlack
Tunis Van Vlack
Caleb Van Vlack
  1. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  3. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  4. [S3961] Woestina Reformed Church near Rotterdam, NY.

Col. Abraham Caleb Truax1,2,3
b. 11 Feb 1778, d. 24 Jun 1844
Pedigree

     Col. Abraham Caleb Truax was the son of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Col. Abraham Caleb Truax was born on 11 February 1778.2 He was baptized on 15 February 1778 at Schenectady, NY.3 He married Lucy Melina Brigham on 28 February 1817 at Delaware London, ON (Upper Canada). Col. Abraham Caleb Truax married Flora ?. Col. Abraham Caleb Truax died on 24 June 1844 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI; in an explosion of the steamer ‘Vance’.
He served under Gen. Hull in War of 1812 (U.S.).

In 1809, Abraham C. Truax came to Detroit. He operated a prosperous business on West Jefferson near Woodward. He was a member of the Territorial Militia and was in attendance when General Hull surrendered Detroit to the British in 1812. Truax made his escape and returned to his hometown of Schenectady, New York. He returned in a year to restart his business, and in 1834, Truax founded the village of Truaxton, later renamed Truago, and today is the downriver City of Trenton. Truax was killed in 1844 when the steamer Vance exploded at the dock in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The first county owned park in the State of Michigan is located in Trenton. The land was given to the Wayne County Road Commission by descendants of Truax and the park is named for Truax’s grand daughter, Elizabeth.

In 1848, there were only 6 framed houses in town, the rest were log cabins. The chief industry was a limestone quarry owned by an early Detroit businessman and judge named Soloman Sibley. Stone from this quarry was used for the fort and other buildings in Detroit. The quarry was later purchased by the Church family and the limestone was make into baking soda for the family business, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Later, Austin Church would venture into automotive manufacturing, when in 1912, he introduced the Church-Field Electric at the Detroit Auto Show. The car came in 2 models, a coupe and a roadster. The roadster sold for $2200.00, and the coupe $2800.00. It claimed a range of nearly 100 miles per charge, and a top speed of just over 20 miles per hour. The car was short-lived and the company was out of business by 1913.

The area had fine stands of timber in large forests, and soon became a shipbuilding center. The Alvin Clark is the first documented ship to be launched at Trenton in 1846. There is some evidence there were earlier ships constructed and launched. Shipbuilding reached its peak in the 1860’s, and continued until the 1880’s. Here were set forth some of the finest schooners, steamers and propellers to sail the Great Lakes. The Turner Shipyard and the Craig Shipyard were the principal shipbuilders. Many of the townspeople worked at the shipyards and many left town with John Craig when he moved his shipyard to Toledo, Ohio in the late 1880’s. The town was home to many Great Lake ship captains. Captain Arthur Edwards would found the Detroit and Cleveland Steamboat Company that lasted until the 1950’s. Captain Dana would perfect the davit that is used to raise and lower boats. For over 100 years there was some form of shipbuilding in town and ended when the Liggett Boat Works closed in the mid 1960’s. Many of the people connected to shipbuilding spent time during the Civil War building ships, docks, depots and warehouses for the Union at Bridgeport, Alabama. Company I of the Fort Michigan was named the “Trenton Volunteers”.

Trenton’s start was simply because of its location. It was the last high ground from Detroit to Monroe, and a day’s journey from Detroit, an overnight stop. It has fine stands of oak and other timber used in shipbuilding, and something not to be overlooked, a protected shoreline from the ravages of Lake Erie. It became a commerce center and with the commerce came a need for transportation. Shipbuilding and ships would be later replaced by railroads. Horse and buggies replaced by cars. The world’s first traffic lines appeared in Trenton in 1911, a result of many sideswiping accidents that occurred on narrow bridges that were located on River Road (West Jefferson) just south of town. In the early 1890’s, Trenton got electric lights, and also, a waterworks. Street signs went up in 1896. The fire department started in 1898. In 1900, Trenton built its first high school and started an emphasis on education that continues. Trenton was home to Don Dickinson, Postmaster General under President Cleveland. Dickinson County in the Upper Peninsula is named after him. Trenton’s rural postal delivery began in 1906, with Alvin Knight, and door-to-door started in 1925, with Bill Rushlow. An automotive industry started in 1912 continues and Trenton oldest business/industry, the quarry, started in the early 1800’s continues as well. The first A & W Root Beer stand in Michigan started in 1935, and today operates on the same site. In 1927, Trenton annexed the Village of Sibley. In 1957, Trenton became a city. Trenton became part of the World Wide Web in 1997, when the city’s first Internet Service Provider, I-Link International, created and hosted the City of Trenton Web Site.

(by Brendan Gillespie, Trenton Resident).

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     Children of Col. Abraham Caleb Truax and Lucy Melina Brigham:
Sophia Maria Brigham Truax
George Brigham Truax
Lucy Ann Truax
Charles Caleb Truax
Henry Abram Truax
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  2. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  3. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Philip Truax1,2
b. 14 Apr 1776, d. 1847
Pedigree

     Philip Truax was the son of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Philip Truax was baptized on 14 April 1776 at Schenectady, NY.2 He married Lucy Tobey. Philip Truax died in 1847 at Herrick Center, PA.

Reference=428,THch.14

     Children of Philip Truax and Lucy Tobey:
Sophia Truax
Abram Truax
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

John Truax1
b. 04 Jul 1780, d. 27 Jul 1845
Pedigree

     John Truax was the son of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. John Truax was baptized on 4 July 1780 at Schenectady, NY.1 He married Eliza Van Ness circa 1804. John Truax died on 27 July 1845.2 He was buried at Day, Saratoga Co., NY.2
(Possibly the father of Jonathan Truax and other Saratoga unplaced of TTH Vol. 2, Ch.28. 1810 census shows a John Truax, b.1765-1784, living in Saratoga County with a wife of the same age, along with two sons and a daughter all born between 1800 and 1810.).
     Children of John Truax and Eliza Van Ness:
Sophia Truax
Abraham Truax
Caleb Truax
John Van Eps Truax
  1. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  2. [S4530] Day Town Cemetery, Saratoga Co., NY.

Arent Truax1,2,3
b. 13 Aug 1783
Pedigree

     Arent Truax was the son of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Arent Truax was born on 13 August 1783.2 He was baptized on 20 August 1783 at Schenectady, NY.3
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  2. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  3. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Engeltje Truax1,2
b. 18 Mar 1787
Pedigree

     Engeltje Truax was the daughter of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten. Engeltje Truax was born on 18 March 1787 at Schenectady, NY. She was baptized on 29 April 1787.2 She married Andrew J. Ward on 3 April 1806.
     Children of Engeltje Truax and Andrew J. Ward:
Benjamin Ward
Caleb Truax Ward
John Ward
Abraham Ward
William Ward
Sophia Ward
Levina Ward
Aaron Ward
  1. [S4014] New York State Wills and Deeds, will of Caleb Truax.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Annatje van der Hayden1
b. 09 Sep 1755, d. 08 Jun 1835
Pedigree

     Annatje van der Hayden was the daughter of Dirk Jochemse van der Hayden and Margarita Kittle. Annatje van der Hayden was born on 9 September 1755 at Albany, NY. She married Johannes Isaacse Truax, son of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck. Annatje van der Hayden died on 8 June 1835 at Glenville, NY.
     Children of Annatje van der Hayden and Johannes Isaacse Truax:
Engeltje Truax   (19 May 1773 – c 1776)
Dirk Truax   (06 Jan 1775)
Isaac Truax+   (17 Feb 1778)
Christina Truax+   (20 Jun 1780 – Mar 1868)
Margarita Truax   (29 Apr 1782)
Abraham Truax+   (12 Aug 1784 – 09 Jul 1867)
Jochim van der Hayden Truax+   (25 Jul 1788 – 09 Dec 1867)
David Truax   (06 Jul 1790 – 08 Mar 1814)
Engeltje Truax   (12 May 1792 – b 1816)
Caleb Truax+   (21 Mar 1795)
Daniel van der Heyden Truax+   (30 Jul 1798 – 07 Feb 1869)
Elizabeth Truax   (30 Jul 1798 – 11 May 1821)
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.

Engeltje Truax1,2,3
b. 19 May 1773, d. c 1776
Pedigree

     Engeltje Truax was the daughter of Johannes Isaacse Truax and Annatje van der Hayden. Engeltje Truax was born on 19 May 1773. (Engeltje Truax may have been born on 23 May 1773).2 She was baptized on 25 May 1773 at Schenectady, NY.3 She died circa 1776.
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  3. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Dirk Truax1,2,3
b. 06 Jan 1775
Pedigree

     Dirk Truax was the son of Johannes Isaacse Truax and Annatje van der Hayden. Dirk Truax was born on 6 January 1775.2 He was baptized on 8 January 1775 at Schenectady, NY.3
Dirk Truax was also known as Richard Truax. He was believed murdered.
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.
  3. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

Isaac Truax1,2
b. 17 Feb 1778
Pedigree

     Isaac Truax was the son of Johannes Isaacse Truax and Annatje van der Hayden. Isaac Truax was born on 17 February 1778.3 (Isaac Truax may have been born on 17 February 1777). He was baptized on 22 February 1778 at Schenectady, NY.2 He married Catherine Van Vorst at Glenville, Schenectady Co., NY.

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     Children of Isaac Truax and Catherine Van Vorst:
John Truax
David Truax
Cornelius van Wormer Truax
  1. [S4002] Jonathan Pearson, Genealogies of the First Settlers of Schenectady.
  2. [S4695] First Reformed Church of Schenectady.
  3. [S4703] Record of Births Recorded by Mrs. Mary Stevens, midwife of Schenectady, NY, 1767-1788.