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Monday, February 12, 2018

Van Woert and Van Ness, They were listed in a Bible

Plains Cemetery, Oneonta, Otsego Co., New York
In 2003 I found, online, a typed transcript of a Bible showing births and marriages of the Van Woert family of New York. At that time, I already knew who this family was, and even made a trip in 1999 to Oneonta, New York to take photos of their cemetery stones at the Plains Cemetery. There were two generations, for a total of four photos, as shown in my post of February 2010

Finding this Bible transcript didn't help me at all, since I had the information, but instead of throwing it away, I decided to post this transcript, in case it helps anybody with this Dutch family. I'm not sure if the original website is active, I just decided to do a Google search, using Van Woert and Van Ness, and yes, there is a new link, but the material is the same.

Below is the transcription, and the one I printed in January 2003. I wasn't able to get permission to post, since I believe it isn't an active site. The below Bible and other links to miscellaneous sites may be seen at Van Wert, Ward, Rutgers and allied names.

"In the Family Bible of Peter Van Woert

[In this typed record, the format is inconsistent. To clarify, instead of using the original's ditto marks, I have inserted the word intended to be copied.]

In the Family Bible of Peter Van Woert, on a loose leaf, was a Record of the Van Woert Family

[Grand] Should be parents. Jacob Van Woert, born July 1, 1754.
Sarah Van Ness, born Mar. 26, 1754.

John Van Woert Born Dec. 21[doublestrike 11], 1781. at Albany N.Y.
Peter Van Woert Born Feb. 15, 1784. at Albany N.Y.
Elizabeth Van Woert born Jan 15, 1788. died Dec. 12, 1790.
Adrian Van Woert Born Mar. 16, 1790.
Elizabeth Van Woert Born Feb. 18, 1793.
Jacob Van Woert Born Dec. 15, 1796.
Parents came to Oneonta N.Y. in 1806 or 1807.
Peter Van Woert married Rhoby Potter, May 17, 1810.
Rhoby Potter was born Mar. 26, 1792, died July 5, 1842.

Their Children.
1. Jacob Van Woert born Aug. 9, 1811, died Aug. 22, [no date entered]
2. Nancy Van Woert born Aug. 18, 1812.
3. Jacob Peter Van Woert born Oct. 7, 1814.
4. Stafford Potter born May 16, 1819.
5. James Schoonhoven Van Woert born Apr. 23, 1821.
6. Joseph Allen Van Woert born June 9, 1823.
7. Elizabeth Van Woert born Aug. 1, 1825.
8. Maranda Ann Van Woert born Aug. 2, 1827.
9. William Burlingame Van Woert born Sept. 25, 1829.
10. Cornelia Ganet Van Woert born Mar. 15, 1832.

Parents, James S. Van Woert married in 1843 to Catherine Noxen.

Their Children:
1. Mary Baldwin born Mar. 6, 1845.
2. Jane Jones born Mar. 14, 1847.
3. Rohby [sic] Haladay born 1851.
4. Peter Van Woert born Dec. 12, 1859.
Jacob Van Woert married Jane Bornt.

1. Clinton Van Woert
2. Hattie Cummings

John Scrambling married Nancy Van Woert
1. Peter
2. Hellen Winsos [sic]
3. Rhoby Williams

Peter Bundy married Sarah
1. Celestia Thorp
2. Harrison
3. Maranda Enderling

Stafford married Elizabeth Bronson
1. Eddie
2. Herbert
3. Celestia
4. Lillian

James married Catherine Noxen
1. Jane Jones
2. Rhoby Holaday [sic]
3. Peter

Joseph married Mary [F]owler [letter unclear]
1. Hamilton
2. Ella Hale

John Deitz married Elizabeth
1. Rhoby Travis
2. Marie Young

[The next three entries were typed in the margin to the right of the previous three.]

Lewis Van Woert married Maranda ---
William Van Woert married Marie F[?]leming
Delos Hathaway married Ganet

 Copied by Mrs. Zillah Van Cle_t [unclear letter] Bull.
Oneonta Chapter, N.S.D.A.R. 1935.
Bible Records 30, NY State p. 110

home page Updated Apr. 6, 2001"