Tjerck Claessen DeWitt

[?] - February 17, 1700
Grootholt in Zúnderlant [?]

Barbara Andrieszen [family name unknown]

1630 [?] - September 6, 1714
Amsterdam [?]

Andries DeWitt

1657 - July 22, 1710
Born in Manhattan, New York [?]
Buried in Kingston, New York

Jennetje Egbertsen

Married March 7, 1682 & Place
January 11, 1664 - November 23, 1733
Birthplace

Tjerck DeWitt

1683 - 1762
Birthplace
Ann Pawling [1]
Deborah Schoonmaker [2]

Jacob DeWitt

1684 - Died in infancy
Birthplace
Spouse Name

Barbara DeWitt

1686 - Died in infancy
Birthplace
Spouse Name

Klaes DeWitt

1688 - Died in infancy
Birthplace
Spouse Name

Barbara DeWitt

October 30, 1689 - November 11, 1715
Birthplace
Johannes Van Leuven

Jacob DeWitt

December 30, 1691 - Death Date
Birthplace
Heyltje Van Kampen

Maria DeWitt

January 21, 1693 - May 1, 1762
Birthplace
Jan Roosa

Helena DeWitt

December 7, 1695 - Death Date
Birthplace
Jacob Swits

Andries DeWitt

1697 - 1701
Birthplace
Spouse Name

Egbert DeWitt

March 18, 1699 - July 13, 1761
Birthplace
Mary Nottingham

Johannes DeWitt

March 26, 1701 - July 21, 1776
Birthplace
Mary Brodhead

Andries DeWitt

February 20, 1703 [?] - Death Date
Birthplace
Bredgen Nottingham

Notes

Andries died in an accident, when a beam fell on him and pressed him to death. If he's not the earliest burial recorded in the graveyard that surrounds Kingston's Old Dutch Reformed Church, he's one of the earliest.

His stone is no longer in the graveyard: It has been taken upstairs into the church history room for safekeeping and display. It should last much longer there than outside, exposed to the elements. There is a rather large DeWitt plot near the entrance to the church offices, with probably more than a dozen DeWitts buried there, but most of the stones have literally lost their faces, so we'll never know which is which. The church keeps some old records of who was buried there, but nobody knows which grave is which unless there's a marker.

When the church was expanded, a number of graves were covered by the new building. Names of the people in those graves are inscribed on the wall inside the church itself.

Pix

(Picture by Doug Bradley)
DeWitt graves outside the Old Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston, New York.

(Picture by Doug Bradley)
Kingston's Memorial Day 1998 parade passes right by the graves of DeWitts of yore, some of the original Dutch founders of the colony, more than a few decorated with the flags that say they served their country in war.

Sources

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