Saturday, March 9, 2019

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE GENEALOGY AND JOSEPH PARSONS FUR TRADER


I have been researching our French-Canadian fur trade ancestors for nearly a decade, so last week I decided to see if I could find any fur traders in our Dutch ancestors from Albany New York.  

As you know I found Jan Fransse Van Hoesen (1608-1665) our 9th great-grandfather who dabbled in the fur trade. SEE: http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.com/2019/03/an-interesting-new-netherland-land.html

So, being an obsessive-compulsive genealogist I decided to see if I could find any fur traders in our New England ancestry.

I spent an entire day studying the fur trade in early Connecticut and Massachusetts. 

Armed with the names of some early New England fur traders I started comparing their surnames with ancestors in our family tree, and lo and behold I found in an online document titled, “John Pynchon, New England Fur Trade 1652-76,” a Joseph Parsons, fur trader and merchant from Massachusetts, and in our family tree I found an Elizabeth Parsons (1716-1800) who was the wife of Joseph Allen our 2nd cousin 9x removed.

Working backwards from Elizabeth Parsons (1716-1800) I found her great-grandfather Joseph Parsons (1620-1683).


JOSEPH PARSONS (1620-1683) FUR TRADER

Birth  before June 25, 1620, Great Torrington, Devon, England 
Death 09 October, 1683, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America  
Occupation: Fur trader, Fur Trade, merchant, land owner, very rich, Businessman and Soldier

He is the paternal grandfather of wife of 2nd cousin 9x removed — I know it’s a reach, but he is a relative.

NOTES:

1642: In 1642 he was one of the founders of the colony at Northampton, and one of the first purchasers of Indian lands there in 1645.[9] He was a fur trader[9] and bought the sole right to barter and traffic in furs in the Connecticut Valley for an annual fee of £12. He accumulated a large estate. [10]

1655: About 1655, he purchased of William Pynchon, for the sum of twelve pounds per year a monopoly of the Connecticut River beaver or fur trade, in which he was successfully engaged.


MORE: From: Cornet Joseph Parsons One of the Founders of Springfield and Northampton, Pages 93 and 94.
SEE: https://archive.org/details/cornetjosephpar00parsgoog

OUR LINEAGE LOOKS LIKE THIS:

Joseph Parsons (1647 - ) -- paternal grandfather of wife of 2nd cousin 9x removed

Noah Parsons (1692 - ) -- Son of Joseph Parsons

Elizabeth Parsons (1716 - 1800) -- Daughter of Noah Parsons

Joseph Allen (1708 - 1755) -- Husband of Elizabeth Parsons

Samuel Allen (1666 - 1718) -- Father of Joseph Allen

Nehemiah Allen (1636 - 1684) -- Father of Samuel Allen

Samuel Allen (Allyn) (1588 - 1648) -- Father of Nehemiah Allen

John Allen (Allyn) (1638 - 1675) -- Son of Samuel Allen (Allyn)

John Allen (1670 - 1739) -- Son of John Allen (Allyn)

Elizabeth Allen (1698 - 1766) -- Daughter of John Allen

Elizabeth Ellsworth (1736 - 1780) -- Daughter of Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Rood (1753 - 1838) -- Daughter of Elizabeth Ellsworth

Rosemanty Rogers (1789 - 1843) -- Daughter of Elizabeth Rood

Orange Bailey (1811 - 1905) -- Son of Rosemanty Rogers

David Solomon Bailey (1837 - 1915 -- Son of Orange Bailey

David Jackson Bailey (1865 - 1949) -- Son of David Solomon Bailey

Frank Jackson Bailey (1886 - 1968) -- Son of David Jackson Bailey — our grandfather



JOHN ALLEN (1638–1675) AND BATTLE OF BLOODY BROOK



The Battle of Bloody Brook was fought on September 18, 1675 between English colonial militia from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a band of Indians led by the Nipmuc sachem Muttawmp, during King Philip's War. 

The Indians ambushed colonists escorting a train of wagons carrying the harvest from Deerfield to Hadley, and killed at least 40 militia men and 17 teamsters out of a company that included 79 militia.

The Pocumtuc tribe, allied with the Nipmuc, were aggrieved by the Deerfield colonists encroaching on their settlements.

One of the teamsters killed was our 9th great-grandfather  John Allen (Allyn) 1638–1675; born 5 APRIL 1638 • Windsor, Connecticut; died 18 SEPTEMBER 1675 • Deerfield, Massachusetts.

To me it is amazing that we are alive, so many of our ancestors died in a similar tragic manner during the early years of the United States experiment.

Our 8th great-grandfather John Allen (1670–1739) was just five years old when his father was killed at Bloody Brook.

Samuel Allen (Allyn) 1588–1648, our 10th great-grandfather was the father of John Allen (Allyn) 1638–1675, and 2x great-grandfather of famous American Patriot Ethan Allen (1737–1789) our 3rd cousin 8x removed.

We lost more than a few ancestors in the “French and Indian Wars”


Saturday, March 2, 2019

AN INTERESTING NEW NETHERLAND LAND PURCHASE BY JAN FRANSSE VAN HOESEN (1608–1665) OUR 9TH GREAT-GRANDFATHER



Jan Fransse Van Hoesen (1608–1665) our 9th great-grandfather
BIRTH 11 NOV 1608 • Husum, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
DEATH 29 NOV 1665 • Albany, Albany County, New York, USA

MARRIAGE: Volkje Juriaens Van Noorstrant (1618–1703), 15 May 1639 • Amsterdam, Netherlands

KNOWN CHILDREN:

i. Juriaen Janse Van Hoesen
1642–1711
BIRTH 1642 • Albany, Albany, New York, United States
DEATH 15 MAY 1711 • Claverack, Albany, New York, United States
9th great-uncle (FUR TRADER)

+ii. Annetje Janse Van Hoesen
1648–1709
BIRTH 1648 • Ft Orange, Albany, New York, United States
DEATH OCT 1709 • Kinderhook, Albany County, New York, British America
8th great-grandmother

About Jan Fransse Van Husum 

In 1639, Jan Van Husum and his wife Volkje Juriens sailed from Amsterdam aboard the ship Den Harlinck, having agreed to settle in the colony of Rensselaerwyck for four years. They settled at Fort Orange, formerly a fur trading post established in 1624, and, over the years Jan made several purchases of land. Eventually a tiny community called Beverwyck would grow around the old fort.

In 1652, Jan purchased a lot now located on the corner of Broadway and State Street. The next year he received a grant of land above the town's stockade with an adjoining garden.

On June 5, 1662, Jan Van Husum, as had Kiliaen van Rensselaer years before, became a freeholder of land, PURCHASING FROM THE MOHICANS SEVERAL HUNDRED ACRES OF THE CLAVERACK LAND to the north of Rensselaerwyck. THE PURCHASE PRICE WAS 500 GUILDERS IN BEAVER SKINS. Jan's purchase included the present day city of Hudson and part of Greenport. It extended along the Hudson Riveron the north from Stockport Creek to the mouth of Keshna's Kill on the south, which empties into the South Bay near Mount Merino, and on the east of Claverack Creek. At this point, it met the boundary of Rennsalaerwyck.

In 1664,  New Netherlands fell to the British and Beverwyck was renamed Albany.

Jan Van Husum and the Patron Renssalaer would meet in a court of law, as van Rennselaer contested Jan's land patent. After Jan Van Husum's death, the case would be decided in his favor.


Our Lineage:

Jan Fransse Van Hoesen (1608 - 1665) -- 9th great-grandfather

Annetje Janse Van Hoesen (1648 - 1709) -- Daughter of Jan Fransse Van Hoesen

Jacobus Lucasze Wyngaard (1675 - 1727) -- Son of Annetje Janse Van Hoesen

Abraham Wyngaart (Winegard) (1705 - ) -- Son of Jacobus Lucasze Wyngaard

Peter (Pieter) Wyngaart (Wyngart) (Winegard) DNA proven (1741 - 1790) -- Son of Abraham Wyngaart (Winegard)

James Winegard (1785 - 1868) -- Son of Peter (Pieter) Wyngaart (Wyngart) (Winegard) DNA proven

Charity Winegard (Weingand) (1819 - 1874) -- Daughter of James Winegard

Charles Henry Plympton (1845 - 1925) -- Son of Charity Winegard (Weingand)

Geneva (Neva) Plympton (1870 - 1939) -- Daughter of Charles Henry Plympton

Lydia Corinna Brown (1891 - 1971) -- Daughter of Geneva (Neva) Plympton -- our grandmother