VAN HOOSE VAN HOOSER VAN HUSS FAMILY IN AMERICA by Joyce Lindstrom BACK
PREFACE If it weren't for the persistence of Veda Jones of Houston, Texas for the publication of this book, it probably would never have been printed. So you can give the credit to her for pushing me to get this done. Although I've worked on this line for over thirty years, I know that it will take me a lifetime to find all of the branches of this family. Therefore, at the insistence of Veda Jones, I shall publish my findings on this family and hope that other members of the family will contact me to complete what I don't have. But they will also have the data I've accumulated on this family to help them fit into this family. When I first started working on this line, I set out to prove that the surname didn't exist. How wrong I was. At that time I knew very little about doing genealogical research and thought that every family's records should be in book form. My own third great- grandmother was indeed a Van Hooser and over the years I've collected anything I could find on this family and tried to find out where everyone fit. This book is the result of my findings. However, there are still one or two that I still can't fit into the family. They're listed in the last chapter of this book. Perhaps someone will be able to provide me with the clues I need so desperately. Since this book is much larger than anticipated, my record evidences won't be given for every family in this book. If you wish proof of my research, please write to me for them. My great love for the Van Hooser family has grown over these past several years. I love corresponding with everyone who writes to me. My compilation of the records of this family has been a labor of love. And I give this data to you with ALL MY LOVE. Mrs. Joyce Lindstrom 467 North 3200 East Lewisville, Idaho 83431 FORWARD Jan Fransse Van Husum was the emigrant ancestor of all the Van Hooser's in America as well as some thirty variations of the surname. Originally he was known only as Jan Fransse, meaning "John, the son of Francis." In the early days of history before the emergence of surnames, the patronymic system of naming was used. In this case, the second name was the father's first given name. Fransse or Fransssen was a Danish name. The suffix "se" or "sen" meant "Son of." Jan Fransse was born in Husum, a city in Schleswig in 1608. Husum lies in the northern duchy of Schleswig, which was once an independent duchy ruled by princes of the old Roman empire. A ducal portion was ruled by the dukes of Holstein and a common portion was ruled jointly by the kings and dukes. When Jan Fransse left Husum in 1639, the Dutch Domunine (pastor) changed his name from the Danish of Fransse to the Dutch name of Frantz. The suffix "tz" means the "son of" in Dutch. His name was further changed by adding "Van Husum", which distinguished him from any other Jan Frantz indicating he was from the town of Husum. "Van" in Dutch means "from." In German "Von" also means "from." Jan Frantz Van Husum wasn't Dutch as many people have supposed. Neither was he German. He was a Schleswigan subjected to Danish rule. He spoke low German, probably with a Fisian or Danish dialect. However, after three generations of living among the Dutch settlers in New Netherlands, his descendants gradually became Dutch by association. There were also more emigrants in New Netherlands who were Danish, Frisian and Schleswigan than Dutch. In the early court records of New York, Jan Frantz had several surnames: Van Husum, Van Husem, Van Huysen, Van Huisen, Van Hoese and Van Hoesen. Many descendants of this man still reside in the state of New York today, more particularly the Van Hoesen family. When Johannes Van Hoesen left the Hudson area of New York and moved to Pennsylvania and settled among a predominant group of Germans, his name was entered in the church records as Von Huss and Yon Huize. When he made his will in Anson County, North Carolina in 1763, he signed it John Vanhosen, but on deeds there his name appears as John Vanhouser and John Vanhooser. This is the first place where the spelling of this surname appears. Also, his first name had been anglicized from Johannes to John. After the second and third generations in this country, the descendants of the emigrant, Jan Fransse, had selected for themselves many different variations for the spelling of the surname. Some of the clergymen or court recorders, who were of different ethnic backgrounds, changed the surname in an attempt to interpret the name phonetically as they heard it. Some of his descendants who moved to Eastern Kentucky retained the Dutch spelling, Van Hoese, but changed it phonetically to Van Hoose. A history of this family was published in 1964 by Charles Parson of Greenup, Kentucky, entitled, THE VAN HOOSE FAMILY. Other descendants of John Vanhooser retained the spelling, Vanhooser and settled in Eastern and Central Tennessee. Those from Jackson Co., Tenn. still spell the name with the small "h". One branch of the family kept the spelling, Van Huss. They settled in southwest Virginia and in Carter (later Johnson) Co., Tenn. The first one to spell the name Vanhoozer was John Vanhoozer of Jefferson Co., Tenn., which carried down through his posterity. Some of his descendants have further changed the surname to Vanhoozier; others Van Hoosier, etc. Other variations of the surname are: Varnhouser, Vanhouser, etc. No matter how you spell it, we're all related to each other and are descendants of Jan Frantz Van Husum from Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. The family is now scattered to the four winds--from Alaska to South America and from New York to Hawaii. The Van Hooser family played an important role in the history of our country. They were among the first settlers in New Netherlands in 1639; pioneered Pennsylvania's frontier; were early settlers in North Carolina. They constantly lived on the edge of civilization in Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois. Altogether they played an important part in our westward expansion and in the settlement of the United States. They left us a heritage that we can well be proud of. This book was compiled over a large span of years and many have contributed to the collection of its facts. To those who helped me collect this information, I dedicate this book to you. Mrs. Joyce Lindstrom 467 North 3200 East Lewisville, Idaho 83431 CHAPTER I JAN Fransse VAN HUSUM was the first Van Hoesen that came to America. He was born about 1608/9 in the city of Husum in the province of Schleswig in northern Germany, now called Schleswig-Holstein. For many years this piece of land was fought over by Denmark and Germany. At times it belonged to Denmark and other times to Germany. Today it's located in northern Germany. Off the coast of Husum was a large island, called Nordstrand or Nordstrant. Here, Volkje Juriens or Jurrianse was born. In 1634 a terrific gale hit the Island of Nordstrand, causing the sea to break down the island. Originally the island was quite large, but after this catastrophe, only the high ground remained. (See maps.) After the destruction of the island, many of the survivors were taken to the mainland for refuge. Volkje was probably taken to the town of Husum, which is directly east of the islands. It is believed that she lost both of her parents in this storm. She had one sister, Annetje Juriaens, who was the wife of Andries Herbertsen Constapel. She witnessed Volkje's marriage to Jan Fransse in Holland. Here Jan Fransse met Volkje Jurians and they fell in love. Before they got married, they'd already made arrangements on March 28, 1639 with Kiliaen Van Renselaer concerning immediate passage to and settlement in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. The colonists agreed to remain there for four years. This document also stated that their "ship now lies ready," but they didn't set sail until after Jan Fransse and Volkje Juriens were married on May 15, 1639. The church banns of April 30, 1639 are translated thus: "Appeared as before, Jan Franz from housum, sailor, age 30 years, living in the Corte Tuijnstraat, having no parents but assisted by his cousin, Anna Jans, and Volckje Juriaens (daughter?) from Noorstrant, aged about 21 years, of the same (street), having no parents, but assisted by her acquaintance, Isaack Pietersen." They were married in the Dutch Reformed Church at Nieuwe Kerk at Amsterdam, Holland on May 15, 1639. After the wedding they set sail on the ship, "Den Harlinck" in May 1639 and arrived in New Amsterdam on July 7, 1639. Jan Fransse Van Husum was a sailor by occupation and acted as a commissioner for the West India Company. He was interested in shipping and purchased several lots and erected many buildings in Albany. They settled at Fort Orange which later became known as Albany, New York. While he lived there, he made several purchases of land. On March 10, 1647 he gave power of attorney to Jan Janse van Brestyn, cooper, to claim from Abraham Plank at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands seventeen beaverskins which were due him. By 1652 he had permanently settled in the Hudson area when he purchased a lot in Albany, which is located today on the northeast corner of Broadway and State Street. The following year he received another grant of land above the town's stockade by the river with an adjoining garden lot. On May 11, 1667 two more parcels of land were confirmed by patent. His principal land purchase was made on June 5, 1662 for several hundred acres of the Claverack land from the Mohican Indians. Klaver River means Clover Reach. This tract of land includes the ground on which the city of Hudson is built and also a part of Greenport. It extended along the Hudson River from Stockport Creek on the north 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. Here it met the boundary of the Van Rensselaer Patent, and the priority of the title was contested by the Patroon. After a long litigation, the court finally settled the title in favor of Van Hussem, and were conferred to him by a patent from Governor Nicoll at Albany on May 14, 1667. The purchase was originally made from an Indian named Pametepiet (or Pompoenick) with his signature being a mark, and another Indian named Tatan Kenant, whose signature was also a mark . The purchase price for this large amount of land was 500 guilders in beavers. On June 11, 1664, the sale was confirmed by another indian and owner named Sickaneec~ (alias Tunis). Van hussem's signature was also a mark. By the time this dispute was settled Jan Fransse was already dead, so the land was transferred, in whole or in part, to his heirs in accordance with contracts dated May 30 , 1667 and June 22, 1694. His son or grandson built a house, which stood in ruins in 1925 on land of the Knickerbocker Cement Company, east of Hudson, and a lintel bearing a 1729 date was still in the cement offices. The will of Jan Fransen Van Hoesen and his wife is as follows: JAN FRANSSE VAN HOESEN'S WILL In the name of God, Amen. (On this day appeared) Jan Fransz van Hoesen and Volckie Jurriaens of. van Noortstrant, husband and wife, residing in Albany (known to the undersigned witnesses), he, van Hoesen, lying abed sick and she, Volckie Jurriaens, being sound of body, but both of them being in full possession and having the full use of their faculties, mind, memory and understanding, as far as outwardly appeared and could be observed, which appears, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof, and wishing therefore to forestall the same by proper disposition of their temporal estate to be left behind, declared that without inducement, persuasion, or misleading on the part of any one, they had made, ordained and concluded this, their joint, reciprocal and mutual last will and testament, in form and manner as follows: First and foremost they commend their immortal souls when they shall leave their bodies to the gracious and merciful hands of God, their Creator and Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian burial; and whereas they, the testators, acknowledge that before the date hereof they had neither jointly nor severally made or executed any testamentary disposition, legacies, donations, or other bequests whatsoever, therefore, the said testators hereby declare that they hereby nominate and institute the survivor of both of them as his or her sole heir to all the property, real and personal, claims, credits, money, gold, silver, coined or uncoined, jewels, clothing , linen, woolens, household effects, etc., nothing excepted or reserved, which he or she who dies first shall vacate at death and leave behind, to do therewith as with his or her own free property , without contradiction or gainsay by any one, provided that the survivor of the two shall be held to bringup the six minor and unmarried children, namely, JURIAEN, aged 23 years; MARYA, aged 14 years; CATARINA, aged 12 years; JOHANNES, aged 10 years; JACOB, aged 8 years; and VOLCKERT, aged 7 years, until they are of age to marry; to rear them in the fear of the Lord and to train them and have them trained in an honest trade or profession whereby in due time they may earn their living and then, when they reach their majority, to turn over them as much as their two married children, to wit, Styntie Jans and Annetie Jans, have received, or the value thereof, with which the said testators consider that the survivor of them may suffice. Therefore, the survivor of the two shall be held to bind therefor especially their real and immovable property, such as houses and lands, both the house and lot situated here near the fort and the land lying below the fort. Furthermore, the testators hereby exclude and shut out the honorable orphan-masters and ever one else from the guardianship of the aforesaid children,and the administration of their estate, not being willing that they shall meddle therewith, and in their place they nominate and appoint the survivor of both of them as guardian. We, the undersigned, declared for the honest truth that what is hereinbefore written is the last will and desire of the aforesaid testators, stated clearly and with due understanding of its meaning by both of them, which they caused to be reduced to writing as hereinbefore stated, and that, when the writing had progressed as far as above, the testator, Jan Fransz van Hoesen, wanted to get up from his bed and sit near the fire, where, on being taken there and put in a chair, he suddenly and unexpectedly gave up the ghost and died. Actum in Albany, on Monday the 20/30th of November 1665, at about eleven o'clock in the forenoon. Cornelus Tonisen Bos Anthony Jansz D.V. Schelluyne, Secretary According to Jan Fransse Van Husum's will, he had the following children: 1. Frans Van Hoesen, chr. 30 Sept. 1640 at Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y. (New York Dutch Reformed Church); died before a 1665 listing of his brothers and sisters. 2. Jurian Van Hoesen, b. 1642 (23-1665) Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y; d. -- June 1711, aged 68, at Claverack; md. Katherin Halenbek, dau. of Casper Jacobse Halenbek, who survived him. In 1681 he had a corner house just north of Major Abraham Staats in Albany. When his father's land at Claverack was divided, he received that portion extending north along the Kleykuls Kill to a hill called Beeren ( Bears) Island. 3. Styntje Van Hoesen, b. abt. 1644 Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y.; md Jan Thys Goes. 4. Anna Van Hoesen, b. abt. 1648 Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y.; md. Luycas gerritse Wyngaert. They made a join will at Kinderhook 30 Oct. 1709. They owned a house & lots both there and in Albany. 5. Maria Van Hoesen, b. 1651 (14-1665) Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y.; md. Hendrik Coenraetse Burgaert of Kinderhook. 6. Catharina Van Hoesen, b. 1653 (12-1665) Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y.;d. before 1737; md. Francis Herdyk & lived at Claverack, opposite Loonenburg. 7. JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, b. 1655 (10-1665) Ft. Orange, Albany,N.Y.; md. (1)Jannitje (Jane) Janse de Ryck & (2) Willempje Viele. 8. Jacob Janse Van Hoesen, b. 1657 (8-1665) Rensselaerswyck or Albany, N.Y.; md. Judith Klauw, dau. of Frans Pieterse Klauw. He lived on the Hudson River near New York City. 9. Volckert Van Hoesen, b. 1658 (7-1665) Rensselaerswyck or Albany, N.Y., moved to Loonenburg, md. Marytje (Mary) Benson. He inherited Claverack land across the Kleykuls Kill along the Kalebergh. He died in 1725. After Jan Fransse's death, his widow married Gerrit ` Visbeeck. She was still living on June 22, 1694 when she and her husband made an agreement with Juriaen Van Hoesen regarding the settlement of his father's estate. On August 2, 1703 (Book of Deeds VI, p. 109 Albany Co., N.Y.) Juiriaen received (under the law of primogeniture) the property at Claverack. On Jan. 7, 1704 Jurian generously conveyed this land to his brothers and sister, Katherine, wife of Francis Hardick. Jacob Jan received the land to the northward and Johannes that upon the River and South Bay extendin~ on the north to the road, which formed the boundary of the Hardick tract. This "wagonway" led from the Ferry along the line of the present Ferry and Partition Streets to the Public Square, which it crossed and went on into the interior. The lands of Johannes and Hardicks comprised a large part of the present city of Hudson, which has been in continuous existence as a city since 1785. The Van Hoesen house, on the site of that occupied by Jan Franse Van Hussem, was built in 1729 north of the city. SECOND GENERATION (7) JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, b. 1655 (10-1665) at Ft. Orange, Albany, N.Y., the son of Jan Fransse Van Husum & Volkje Juriaens; d. after 1724 probably at Claverack, Albany, New York; md. (1) Jannitje (Jane) Janse de Ryck, dau. of Jan Cornelius De Ryck; md. (2) 19 June 1709 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) N.Y. Willempje (Wilhelmina) Viele, the daughter of Arnout Cornelise Viele and Gerritje ........ She md. (1) ..... Schermerhorn & (3) Livinus Winne. Johannes was her 2nd husband. He had land south of the Hudson-Athens ferry slip as well as in the Kinderhook area. In 1705 he was a deacon in the Lutheran Church and in 1720 he was listed as a freeholder in Claverack. He was an Indian interpreter at all of the great meetings for many years. On Oct. 24, 1724 he deeded property to his "sons, Gerrit and Jacob, who have dutifully assisted and. supported me in my old age." Children by his first wife were: 10. Jan Hannessee Van Hoesen, b. abt. 1687 Claverack, Albany, N.Y.; d. 1745; md. 18 Mar. 1711 Dannicke Wittbeck, dau. of Hendrik Wittbeck. He replaced his brother, Gerrit, on the Loonenburg Lutheran Church Council in 1739 & was succeeded by his brother, Jacob, in 1745. 11. Harmen Van Hoesen, b. abt. 1689 Claverack, Albany, N.Y.; md. 29 Feb. 1708 Gessje Hermans. 12. Gerrit Van Hoesen, chr. 27 Sept. 1691 Kingston Reformed Church, Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; md. Marytje (Mary) Van DeKar, who lived in 1736 on the strand at Claverack. He was one of the Loonenburg trustees who received church land from the Van Loon family. He was a member of the Church Council from 1732 until his death and was succeeded by his brother, Jan Hannesse Van Hoesen. His widow md. (2) Frans Jacobse Van Hoesen. 13. Jurrian Van Hoesen, chr. 15 Aug. 1693 Kingston, Ulster, N.Y. 14. Marytje (Mary) Van Hoesen, chr. 13 Oct. 1695 Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; died young. 15. JOHANNES VAN HOESEN, chr. 1 Aug. 1697 Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; md. 11 Apr. 1720 Elizabeth Christina Laux or Loucks; d. 1762/3. 16. Jacob Van Hoesen, chr. 8 Jan. 1699 Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; died young. 17. Jacob Van Hoesen, chr. 5 Jan. 1701 Kingston, Ulster, N.Y.; d.1788; md. 28 Apr. 1725 Geertrudy (Gertrude) Albertsen. In 1745 he succeeded his brother, Jan as Lutheran church trustee at Loonenburg. 18. Franciscus (Francis) Van Hoesen, chr. 13 June 1703 Athens, Albany, N.Y. NFI 19. Maria Van Hoesen, chr. 7 Jan. 1705 Athens, Albany, N.Y. NFI 20. Catharina Van Hoesen, chr. 26 Nov. 1707 Athens, Albany, N.Y. NFI Children by 2nd wife: 21. Gerritje (Charity) Van Hoesen, b. 30 Apr. 1710; chr. 20 Aug. 1710 Albany, Albany, N.Y. 22 Nicolas Van Hoesen, b. 11 Feb. 1712 at Claverack, chr. 17 Feb. 1712 at Loonenburg, Albany, N.Y.; md. 22 Dec. 1738 Sarah Justa Falkener. MARRIAGE LICENSE OF JAN FRANZ VAN HUSUM AND VOLKJE JUNIAENS ENGLISH TRANSLATION Appeared as before, JAN FRANZ from Husum, sailor, age 30 years, living in the Corte Tuijnstraat, having no parents but assisted by his cousin, Anna Jans, and VOLCKJE JURIAENS, (daughter) from Noorstrant, age about 21 years, of the same (street) having no parents, but assisted by her acquaintance, Isaack Pietersen. Requesting their three Sundays' proclamation, in order to have the before mentioned marriage solemnized and consumated, in so far as there are no lawful objections made, and if they have declared truthfully that they are free persons, not related by blood, whereby a Christian marriage could be prevented, such grounds do not exist, their banns are allowed. CHAPTER II JOHANNES VAN HOESEN OR JOHN VAN HOOSER JOHANNES VAN HOESEN (John 2, Jan Fransse 1), was the first man to take on the surname of VAN HOOSER- The change in the surname, no doubt, came through an English interpretation of the name, which changed the spelling first to VAN HOOSEN and then, since the "n" looked like an "r" to the name it is today. when written, it was altered. Johannes Van Hoesen was born a Claverack, Albany (now Columbia), New York land that was purchased from his grandfather, Jan Fransse Van Husum in 1662. He was the son of Johannes Van Hoesen and his first wife Jane) Janse He was the son of Johannes Van Hoesen and his first wife, Jannitje (Jane) Janse de Ryck. He was christened 1 Aug. 1697 at the Dutch Reformed church at Kingston, Ulster, New York, which is across the Hudson River and down the river aways. In those days, the people went where the traveling minster was, who happened to be Justus Falckner. The book, The World of Justus Falcker by Delbert Wallace Clark tells about the minister's travels in the early days of New York's settlement. In his book, Justus Falkner wrote about the Van Hoesen family as follows: "Just above Vluegt Hoeck, on the other side of the river, was a rude dock. This was Claverack Strand, the shipping point for a large area controlled by the VAN HOESEN family. Jan Fransen from HUSUM IN SCHLESWIG had settled in Albany nearly seventy years before. As soon as the company allowed land to be bought, he purchased from the Indians the tract extending northward from the middle of the modern city of Hudson, some five miles, and far back into the forest. This was called Klaver Rack, Clover Reach. He had borne an honorable share in the struggle for toleration, but died just before the Lutheran Church in Albany was formally organized. In 1704, most of his children were living at Claverack" John grew to maturity at Claverack. When he was thirteen years old, a group of palatine Germans settled the area south of Claverack at Tar Bush and East Camp (see map). Among them was a young, orphaned girl, Elizabeth Christina Laux, whom John met'and fell in love with. On the 11th of April 1720 Johannes Van Hoesen married ELIZABETH CHRISTINA LAUX at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) Co., New York. She was from the settlement of Tarbush in the area called Livingston Manor. For the next eight years the couple remained in this area. Since Claverack was getting crowded (the land was being shared by three uncles, not to mention older brothers and numerous cousins), Johannes must have had a small section of land to farm. When his father gave his property to his brothers, Gerrit & Jacob, on Oct. 24, 1724, Johannes realized that his hopes of receiving any more land from his father were "nil." Since he needed more land to support his growing family, he decided to move with some of the Germans to Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania. Johannes's brother-in-law, Abraham Laux or Loucks (English interpretation caused this surname to change), left Livingston Manor in 1725 and settled at Tulpehocken, Pennsylvania. The opportunities there seemed limitless and this, Iím sure, is what enticed him to move there. Also, his wife hadn't seen her brother, Abraham, or her sister, who'd both moved to Tulpehocken three years earlier and that was another strong motive for them to move. In the spring of 1728 Johannes and his wife, Elizabeth Christina Laux, and their three children, along with other Germans, migrated to Tulpehocken Creek and settled in the vicinity of what is now called Robesonia. Johannes took up land on what was called the William Allen Tract in Heidelberg Township. (See Map.) Here he remained until his family was all born and most of them had grown to maturity. When his second son, Valentine, moved to North Carolina, he decided to move, too. On the 5th of April 1753, he sold his land to John Joseph Derr and Henry Boyer and, at the age of 56, moved to North Carolina and settled in Anson County. This deed is as follows: Berks CO., PENNSYLVANIA DEEDS VOL 19 pages 15-16 This indenture made the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty three between JOHANNES, alias JOHN VANHOOSEN, of the Township of Heidelberg in the County of Berks in the province of Pennsylvania late of the county of Lancaster in Pennsylvania aforesaid yeoman and ELIZABETH HIS WIFE of the one part and John Joseph Derr and Henry Boyer both also of the Township of Heidelberg, late in the county of Lancaster now in the County of Berks aforesaid Yeoman of the other part Whereas about sixteen years ago the said John Vanhoose, having settled and improved a certain piece of land situate in the Township of Heidelberg, aforesaid, which land was granted by the Honorable the Proprietors of the Province of Pennsylvania aforesaid unto William Allen of Philadelphia, Esq. And whereas the said William Allen, Esq. in consideration of fifty and five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania per hundred acres, did bargain and sell the said land unto the said John Van Hoose containing by computation about 200 acres be the same more or less bounded easterly and southerly by land of the said William Allen, Esq. and westerly and northerly by the lands of Abraham Luke (Laux) and Michael Shower (Schauer). And whereas the said John Van Hoose hath paid 68 lbs. 5 shillings as pr. three receipts from sd. William Allen towards the price of the land. Now this Indenture witnesseth that the said John Vanhoose, alias Vanhousen, and Elizabeth, his wife, in consideration of the sum of four hundred and fifty five pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania aforesaid to them paid or (as)summed to be paid by the said John Joseph Derr and Henry Boyer jointly and equally and also that they have and hereby undertake the promise for themselves their heirs and assigns unto the said William Allen, Esq. all the residue of monies for the said land according to the (p. 16) agreement between the said William Allen and the said John Vanhousen concerning the said land--Have granted bargained sold and by these presents do grant bargain and sell unto the said John Joseph Derr and the said Henry Boyer jointly and equally all their right of purchase improvement property and interest possession and claim whatsoever of in on or unto the said land as by computation about 200 acres be the same more or less together with all the singular the improvements appurtenances and hereditaments To have and to hold the said land and premises with the appurtenances of the said William Allen, Esq. in as full and sample manner as the said John Vanhoosen upon payment of the monies residue in full for the same might have and hold the land of the said William Allen unto said John Joseph Derr and the said Henry Boyer their heirs and assigns. And also to have the said receipts for the said sum of 63 lbs. 5 shillings. Monies paid to their use and the said John Vanhousen and Elizabeth his wife the said land which the improvements their rights and properties therein and hereunto the said John Joseph Derr and the said Henry Boyer their and every of their heirs and assigns (they or theirs paying the monies residue to the said William Allen) and subject to the Honorable the proprietors of Pennsylvania aforesaid against them the said John Vanhousen and Elizabeth his wife and against their heirs and against all person or persons whatsoever or whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim any right to the property of interest to of and in and unto the said described land herein before bargained and sold to mentioned or intended so to be and promises with the appurtenances by from or under the said John Vanhouser or his heirs shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals dated the day and year first the other side of this sheet of paper above written. Johannes Vanhoosen (Seal) Her Elizabeth X Vanhousen (Seal) Mark Sealed and delivered in the presence (of) Porter Fenton and Thomas Hughs. Be it remembered that I John Joseph Derr the subscriber hereof for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and twenty seven pounds and ten shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania to me in hand paid by John Boyer, Senior of Heidelberg in the County of Berks, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Boyer all my right title & interest to the within mentioned premises and plantation with the appurtenances thereunto belonging. In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal the twenty eighth day of December Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred and fifty four. Witnesses present ) Abraham Louck ) Conrad Weiser ) (Seal) Recorded and this record and the original compared found to agree exactly on the 22nd day of December, Anno Domini 1801. Craily, recorder In those days they traveled in families for protection from the Indians. With Johannes Van Hoesen was his eldest son, John, his wife, Hannah Cheeck or Cheek, and their children. Some of the Cheek family may have traveled with them but, according to land transactions of Anson Co., N.C., some of the Cheek family were there by 1750. John' s other son, Valentine, may have traveled with them, but it's my belief that he left for North Carolina at a much earlier date. It took them more than a year to make the journey. They traveled from Berks Co., Penn. across that state, cut through Maryland, and traveled through the Appalachian Mountains via the Big Valley of Virginia. When they finally reached North Carolina, they settled on the Pee Dee River in what was then Anson Co., North Carolina. It later became Montgomery County. On the 23 Jan. 1755 Johannes Van Hoesen purchased 200 acres of land along the Pee Dee River from John Hall and his wife, Elizabeth. Two deeds were transacted that same day between Johannes & the Halls. One deed is found in Anson Co., N.C. Deed Book B p. 338 and the second deed is recorded in the same deed book p. 437 as follows: JOHN HALL & WIFE TO JOHN VAN HOOSER This Indenture made the twenty-fourth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and fifty five between JOHN HALL and ELIZABETH, his wife, of the county of Anson in the province of North Carolina of ye one part and JOHN VANHOUSER of the County of Anson in the province of North Carolina of the other part WITNESSETH that the sd. John Hall and Eliz. his wife for & in consideration of the sum of eight lbs. to him in hand paid by the Sd. John Vanhouser the Receipt whereof he Doth hereby acknowledge hath bargained & sold by these present Doth bargain and sell unto the Sd. John Vanhouser all that messuage tenement plantation tract or parcel of land situate lying or being in the County of Anson in the Province of North Carolina beginning at a Poplar at the south 37 west poles then South 40 E. 100 poles to the Pee Dee River then along side of the river to the beginning containing two hundred acres more or less and the Reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits of the premises and of Every part and parcel thereof to have and to hold the sd. messuage tenement plantation tract or parcel of land and all and singular other the premises herein mentioned & intended to be hereby bargained and sold with their and every of their appurtenances unto the Sd. Vanhouser and his heirs Exors. Adminrs. and assigns from the day before the date hereof for and during the term of one whole year from thence next ensuing and fully to be completed and ended Yielding and paying therefore the yearly rents of one pepper corn at the feast of St. Michael ye Arch Angel only if ye same be then demanded to the intent by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession Ye Sd. John Vanhouser may be in the actual possession of Ye Premises and be enabled to accept a grant of the reversion and inheritance hereof to him and his heirs and assigns IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Sd. John Hall hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year above written. Signed Sealed & delivered) In the presence of ) John Hall (Seal) Henry Stokes ) Benjamin Griffith ) This is the last move Johannes Van Hoesen made. He made out his will the 21st day of January 1762 in Anson Co., North Carolina which is as follows: JOHN VANHOOSER'S WILL (Anson Co., N.C. Will Book 1 page 13) In the name of God Amen, I JOHN VANHOOSER of Anson County in the Province of North Carolina, do make this my last Will and Testament. First of all I desire that all my lawful debts be payed & I commit my body to the dust & commend my soul to God. Item. I give unto my son JOHN four pounds & an equal part of all my estate after my death & my wife's. Item. I give unto my daughter YONKEY an equal part of all my Estate after my deceas(e) & my wife's and half of the same to be Equally divided among her three oldest children. Item. I give unto my son VALENTINE an equal part of [ny estate after my deceas(e) and my wife's. Item. I give unto my daughter CATHARINE an Equal part of my estate after my deceas(e) and my wife's. Item. I give unto my daughter MARY an Equal part of all my Estate after my wife's. Item. I give unto my son ABRAM one hundred & fifty acres of land the lower part of the tract of land that I live on. Only he is to give ten pounds to my Estate to be Equally divided & an Equal part of all my Estate after my deceas(e) & my wife's. And if he should never return, then the same to be equally divided among all my children. ~' Item. I give unto my daughter ELIZABETH the Tract of land that I bought of John Davis and an Equal part of all my Estate after my deceas(e) & my wife's. And her land is to come down to Hall's Branch which is to be the dividing line betwixt her and my son Jacob an(d) I leave all my children Executors of my Estate and acknowledge This to be my Last Will and Testament January 21, 1762 my Estate thus Divided among my children to them, their heirs and assigns forever. His John X Vanhosen (Seal) Mark According to John Vanhosen's will, he and his wife, Elizabeth Christina Laux or Loucks, had the following children: 1. Jannetje (Jane) Van Hoesen or Yonkey Van Hooser (as she's named in her father's will), b. 1 Oct. 1721 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) Co., N.Y.; chr. 3 Dec. 1721 at Camp Queensbury, Livingston Manor, Albany, N.Y.; md. 2 May 1743 Peter Feg. NFI 2. John Vanhooser, b. abt. 1723 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) N.Y.; md. 16 Feb. 1747 Hannah Cheek. 3. Velten Van Hoesen or Valentine (Felty) Van Hooser, chr. 16 Jan. 1726 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia), N.Y.; md. 22 Dec. 1746 Maria Barbara Zerwe or Zerbe. 4. Catherine Van Hooser, b. abt. 1728 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.; md. 7 Apr. 1749 John Peter Kuhn. NFI 5. Christian Van Hooser, b. abt. 1730 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.; md. 12 Aug. 1749 Jacob Groethaus at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster Co., Pa. NFI 6. Mary Van Hooser, b. abt. 1732 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks Co., Pa. She may have md. William Collins in Artson Co., N.C. as Mary's brother, John, deeded some land to William Collins after his father died. 7. Jacob Van Hooser, b. abt. 1734 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa. NFI 8. Abram or Abraham Van Hooser, b. abt. 1736 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa. He's named in his father's will which states, "And if he should never return..." He may have joined Captain Dobb's North Carolina Co. & served in General Braddock's campaign against the Indians at Ft. Duquesne. Many of Braddock's men were massacred and Abraham may have been among them. Or else he may have been killed while fighting Indians. An Indian out-break took place in 1759 and in 1760 Co1. Hugh Waddell's North Carolina Regiment raged a war against the Cherokee Indians. 9. Elizabeth Van Hooser, b. abt. 1738 at Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa.; md. John Hagler. Except for child ~3, Velten Van Hoesen or Valentine Van Hooser, the posterity of the above children won't be carried throughout the rest of this book. However, Chapter III will deal with the posterity of Elizabeth Van Hooser & John Haglet & Chapter IV will deal with one of the sons of John Vanhooser, Jr. & Hannah Cheek. Before I continue with the posterity of John Van Hooser and Elizabeth Christina Laux, I will include the genealogical data of the LAUX family. THE LAUX OR LOUCKS FAMILY The German home of the LAUX family was in Hesse Darmstadt, now a part of Hesse Nassau, in the neighborhood of the ancient town of Wallau. This area is called the Palatinate, which was the garden spot of Germany. However, the Thirty Year's War and the Wars of King Louis XIV had ravaged and desolated the palatinate of the Rhine. Where once were fields of grain and vineyards and contented villages, nothing was left but the blackened ruins of cities, towns and hamlets. Famine and pestilence was prevalent. To flee from these horrors became the thought of thousands, who had given up any hope of ever seeing Germany the abode of peace again where men might reconstruct homes, rear families and make a living. Also, the Wars of King Louis the XIV had been directed particularly against the Palatinate because it was the home of thousands of his Protestant subjects, who'd fled from his tyranny, both before and after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. His desire was to see them completely destroyed, which he almost accomplished. In 1708 and 1709 30,000 Palatines left the valley of the Rhine and went to London where the kind-hearted English Queen Anne had invited "the distressed Protestants of Germany to make homes in her American Colonies. Among the group of Palatines were three cousins, Phillip, Nicholas and Valentine Laux and their families. Of these suffering, starving and almost naked Palatines many were sent back to the Rhine in a heart-broken condition. Several thousand were sent to Ireland where they made homes in the County of Limerick. ThoUsands more perished at sea while on shipboard from fevers and lack of food and drink. Among four thousand Palatines which left England in ten vessels on Christmas Day in 1709 were Phillip, Nicholas and Valentine Laux and their families. After a perilous voyage of nearly six months, they arrived in New York on June 14, 1710. Of the four thousand who left England, seventeen hundred died at sea. Among them were Valentine Laux and his wife. The remaining 2300 were encamped in tents on Nutting Island, now known as Governor's Island. In the late autumn about fourteen hundred were taken to Livingston Manor, about one hundred miles up the Hudson River. The widows, sickly men and orphaned children remained in New York where they were treated shamefully. The children were taken from the remaining parentand were arbitrarily apprenticed by Governor Hunter to the citizens of New York and New Jersey. Many of these orphans never saw their fathers or mothers again. Arriving at Livingston Manor were Phillip and Nicholas Laux. Also, Valentine's four children--Johann Jacob, Abraham, Elizabeth Catharina & Elizabeth Christina Laux--ended up there. Valentine's oldest son, Johann Jacob Laux, who'd married Anna Elisabeth Stemler 29 Oct. 1709 at Wallau, died there prior to 24 June 1711. His widow md. (2) 26 June 1711 at West Camp, Livingston Manor, New York THOMAS EHMANN, widower of Schornbach in Wurtenburg, Germany. Since it cost Queen Anne a considerable amount of money to send the impoverished Palatines to the American Colonies, the emigrants were expected to reimburse the government for the 10,000 pounds they'd spent getting them there. The government set up a contract with them to manufacture naval stores, such as making tar, pitch and raising hemp in America. However, the plan proved to be a failure, for the forests and soil in that region were not adapted to the production of naval stores. Thus, the condition of~'the Palatines again became desperate for the necessities of life. Still the Palatines were men of honor and were willing to carry out the terms of their contract, but in a region where their labors would be rewarded by sure returns. Also, they showed their loyalty to Queen Anne by enlisting in the military expedition (French & Indian War--also called Queen Anne's War from 1709-1713) against Canada in 1711. One-third of their able-bodied men served in that campaign with the promise that they would receive wages the same as the other soldiers and that their families would be taken of while they were gone. Also, the arms they carried and fought with would be given to them on their return. After serving with great bravery and credit in this expedition, in which quite a few of them lost their lives, the survivors returned home to find their families in a famished condition. No food had been given to them by the Colonial Governor Hunter as he'd promised during their absence. Despite the government's promises made when they enlisted, the rifles they carried during the battles were also taken away from them. Knowing that they had been unjustly wronged and mistreated, the Germans remembered that, while they'd been waiting in London for transportation to the American Colonies, a group of Indians from the Mohawk Valley, who pitied their forlorn condition, told them they could have lands in Schoharie when they came to America. Remembering this, they petitioned Governor Hunter, when he visited their village, if they could settle in Schoharie on the lands promised them by the Indians.. In a great fury, he insolently refused, saying, "Here is your land where you must live and die." Determined to break away from the injustices inflicted on them and from the spot where nothing but treachery and starvation seemed eminent if they remained, one hundred and fifty families, among them Phillip Laux's family, made their preparations late in the year 1712 and started for Schoharie, about sixty miles northwest of Livingston Manor. With their women and little children, they had to make their way through a roadless wilderness without horses to draw or carry their belongings. So they harnessed themselves to crudely construct ed sledges on which they loaded their baggage, children and the sick and then dragged them the best they could through the snow which covered the region they traveled through. Often they encountered long stretches of snow three feet deep. After three weeks of much hardship and suffering from exposure to the intense cold, they reached their destination. After their arrival there, famine stared them in the face and, had it not been for the charity of the friendly Indians, who showed them where to gather edible roots and herbs, all of them would have perished. But their indomitable courage and enegery enabled them to survive their dreadful plight and a year later they had made improvements on their land and had houses to live in. For the next ten years, more Germans left Livingston Manor for the Schoharie Valley where they flourished. This caused vindictive animosity by Governor Hunter and his associates at Albany, so they set out to destroy what the Germans had accomplished. Due to defective titles cunningly contrived by unscrupulous land agents, the Germans lost their lands and improvements. Once more the victims of injustice, the Germans left the scene of their unrequitted labors to found new, and this time, permanent homes in more hospitable regions, the majority going to the Mohawk Valley where they soon became properous and where their descendants are found today. Among them are many of the descendants of Phillip Laux. As for the German families who remained at Livingston Manor, they endured the hardships the governor inflicted upon them. But that didn't keep them from trying to better themselves. When they heard Sir William Keith, Baronet and governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, extole the opportunities in his province as well as the protection afforded the pioneers, they were willing to risk their lives and property to locate within the borders of Pennsylvania. So, in 1773 thirty-three families made the dangerous trip to Pennsylvania. Led by a friendly Indian, they started out with their meager household goods packed on horses or on their backs and headed over an Indian trail for the headwaters of the Susquehanna River in southern New York. They traveled over mountains, valleys and through forests until they reached the headwaters of the Susquehanna River. Here they constructed rafts upon which they placed their women and children and household goods. Under the most thrilling and adventurous experiences, they floated down the river for about two hundred miles to the mouth of Swatara Creek (south of Harrisburg, Pa.). Here they met the men who'd driven their cattle and horses along the river bank. From the Swatara, they followed its windings until they reached the beautiful New Lebanon Valley and came to the source of the Tulpehocken Creek. (Tulpehocken is an Indian word that means "Land of Turtles.") This beautiful stream winds through the valleys and among the hills for seventy-five miles and empties into the Schuylkill. It was along this stream and in the northwest section of what's now called Tulpehocken Township that the Germans settled. Five years later more German families migrated from New York to the Tulpehocken settlement. Among these were Abraham Laux, Elizabeth Catharine Laux and her husband, Michael Schauer, and Elizabeth Christina Laux and her husband, John Van Hoosen. In German the surname is spelled LAUX, but the English interpreted it as Loucks or Laucks, which is the way it's spelled today in the United States. JOHANN VALENTINE LAUX, the father of Elizabeth Christine Laux, was born at Wallau, Hessna-Darmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the son of Hans Laux and Anna Catharina Ruhl, the daughter of Henrich Ruhl and Elizabeth Schneider, the daughter of Lorentz Schneider of Medenbach. Hans Laux and Anna Catharine Ruhl were md. 8 Nov. 1681 at Wallau. Wallau is 10 kilometers south-east of Weisebaden, Germany. Although the church books begin in 1658, most of them are in poor condition and some are partially destroyed. According to the church records of Wallau, HANS LAUX AND ANNA CATHARINA RUHL had the following children : 1. Jacob Laux, confirmed as the son of the late Hans Laux in 1667. He md. 8 Jan. 1678 Elisabetha Margreta Stiglitz at Wallau. 2. JOHANN VALENTINE LAUX, confirmed as the son of the late John Laux in 1672 at the age of 13 in Wallau, md. 8 Nov. 1681 at Wallau Hesse- Darmstadt, Prussia (now Germany) ANNA CATHARINA RUHL, who was confirmed in 1670 as the daughter of Henrich Ruhl & Elisabeth Schneider. A note in the Wallau church records states that Velten Laux with his wife and four children went to Ireland in 1708 because they couldn't go to the New Land. According to the records of Wallau, JOHANN VALENTIN~ LAUX and his wife, ANNA CATHARINE RUHL, had the following children: 1. Johann Jacob Laux, chr. as Johan Jacobum 5 Apr. 1683 at Wallau; md. 29 Oct. 1709 at Wallau Anna Elizabeth Stemler; d. before 24 June 1711. 2. (daughter) Laux, chr. at Wallau & d. 19 Jan. 1685 at Wallau. 3. Elisabetha Margaretha Laux, chr. 21 Dec. 1686 Wallau; bur. 20 June 1690 at Wallau. 4. Johann Reinhardt Laux, chr. 12 Trin., 1689 at Wallau. NFI 5. Johann Abraham Laux, chr. Dom. Invocavit. 1691 at W allau; confirmed at Wallau in 1702, aged 15 years; md. Marie Catherine Becker in 1710 in New York. 6. Johann Michael Laux, chr. 5 June 1694 Wallau; d. 19 Nov. 1695. 7. Elisabeth Catharine Laux, chr. 7 Oct. 1696 at Wallau; md. Johann Michael Schauer in 1717. 8. ELISABETH CHRISTINA LAUX, chr. abt. 1700 at Wallau. Her baptism record isn't found in the badly damaged church books. She md. 11 Apr. 1720 JOHANNES VAN HOESEN at East Camp, Albany, New York. (5) JOHANN ABRAHAM LAUX OR LOUCKS, was chr. in 1691 at Wallau, HessnaDarmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the son of Johann Valentine Laux and Anna Catharina Ruhl; md. 27 Sept. 1710 in Albany Co., New York ANNA CATHARINE BECKER. On 31 Jan. 1715/6 Abraham Lauck & his wife became naturalized citizens of the United States. He was a freeholder of the North part of Livingston Manor in 1720 (Albany Co. Freeholders), but moved to the Tulpehocken region after 13 May 1723. He returned and moved with his family prior to 10 Jan. 1725 when the first tax list for Tulpehocken was taken. In 1732 he owned a tract of land about three miles north of the Old Ried's Lutheran Church. On 31 May 1751 he deeded land to St. Daniel's Lutheran church, which was part of a tract of land (94 & 1/4 acres) which was granted to Abraham Luke by deed 29 Oct. 1746 by William Allen and his wife. Abraham Laux was bur. 10 Aug. 1771, aged 88 years in St. Daniel's Lutheran church. He left a will dated 28 Jan. 1771 in Berks Co., Pa. He and his wife had the following children: 1. Maria Catharina Laux, chr. 7 Sept. 1711 Albany Co., N.Y.; md. (1) Jacob Mountz & (2) John Tieter. 2. Anna Christina Laux chr. 24 Oct. 1715 West Camp, Albany, N.Y.; md. George Peter Zerbe or Zerwe. 3. Anna Catharina Laux, b. -- Oct. 1721 Tarr Boss, Albany, N.Y.; md. Lazarus Wenger 10 Nov. 1738. 4. Johann George Laux, md. Susannah ...... ; left a will dated 22 Mar. 1783; probated 10 Feb. 1786. 5. Abraham Laux; md. 9 Apr. 1754 Anna Margaretha Elberscheid. 6. Elisabetha Laux; md. Peter Zerwe or Zerbe. (7) ELISABETH CATHARINE LAUX OR LOUCKS, was chr. 7 Oct. 1696 at Wallau, HessnaDarmstadt, Prussia (now Germany), the daughter of Johann Valentine Laux & Anna Catharina Ruhl; bur. 17 Sept. 1772; md. abt. 1717 in Albany Co., N.Y., JOHANN MICHAEL SCHAUER or Shower, chr. 30 May 1699 at Massenbach, three kilometers north of Schwaihern Germany, the son of Michael & Magdalena Schawerin. He left a will dated 17 Nov. 1771 and probated 26 Aug. 1772 in Berks Co., Pa. They had the following children: 1. Johann Adam Schauer; md. (1) unknown & (2) 16 June 1748 Elisabeth Koch; will dated 27 June 1762 & probated 21 Aug. 1762. 2. Elisabetha Schauer, chr. 1 Feb. 1720 Tar Boss; chr,. Loonenburg. 3. Catharina Schauer; md. 30 Aug. 1743 at Heidelberg Henrich Frey. 4. Magdalena Schauer; md. 13 June 1744 Johann Henrich Fiedler (Fitler). 5. Anna Maria Schauer, chr. 19 Nov. 1730 at Heidelberg. NFI 6. Maria Catharina Schawer; named in father's will. 7. Anna Christina Schawer; named in father's will. 8. Ephrosina Schawer; named in father's will. 9. Sybilla Schawer; named in father's will. 10. Susanna Schawer; named in father's will. 11. Eva Schawer; named in father's will. THE POSTERITY OF JOHN VANHOOSER, JR. & HANNAH CHEEK (2) JOHN VAN HOOSER, JR., was b. abt. 1723 at Claverack, Albany (now Columbia) Co., New York, the son of Johannes Van Hoesen or John Van Hooser and his wife, Elizabeth Christina Laux. The New York Christenings for 1723 weren't turned in, so his christening and birth dates aren't available. He moved with his parents to Tulpehocken, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa. in 1728 when he was five years old. There he grew to manhood and married HANNAH CHEEK or CHEECK 16 Feb. 1747 at Heidelburg, Lancaster (now Berks) Co., Pa. He migrated with his father and younger brothers and sisters to Artson Co., North Carolina in 1753/4 and took up land in Artson Co., N.C. in Jan. 1755 along with his father. In 1763 he was executor of his father's will On January 19, 1765 he granted some of his father's land to John Hagler, who married his youngest sister, Elizabeth. Also, on September 21, 1769, he granted more of his father's land to William Coilson or Collins, who could have been related by marriage to his younger sister, Mary. This branch of the Van Hooser family dropped the final "r" from their surname and created the new surname- -VAN HOOSE. This was probably caused by the phonetic spelling of Van Hoese (which was used in New York) to Van Hoose. However, according to the life sketch of Azor Van Hoose, he states that one branch of the family got mad at the other one, so to distinguish themselves from the rest of the family, they dropped the final "r" from their surname. Perhaps another reason for changing their surname may have been because Valentine's family were known Tories and this branch of the family served for the American cause during the Revolutionary War. According to a list of Wills that was sent to the Secretary of State in North Carolina, John Van Hooser, Jr. left a will that was probated in Oct. 1770 in which his wife, Hannah, is named. Unfortunately the will didn't survive the ravages of time. He and his wife had the following known children: 10. Valentine (Felty) Van Hoose, b. 1755 (95-1850) Anson Co., N.C.; md.Rebecca McLester. 11. Margaret Van Hoose, b. abt. 1758 Artson Co., N.C.; md. Randle or Randolph Cheek. 12. John Van Hoose, b. 5 Apr. 1760 Anson Co., N.C.; d. 5 Jan. 1860; md. Mary Bryan. (For their posterity see Chapter IV) FIFTH GENERATION (10) VALENTINE (FELTY) VAN HOOSE, b. 1755 (95-1850) in Anson Co., N.C., the son of John Van Hooser & Hannah Cheek; md. REBECCA McLESTER in Montgomery Co., N.C. They moved to Rutherford Co., Tenn. before 1810; t~'Lawrence Co., Tenn. by 1820; then moved to Fayette Co., Ala. where he died in 1851. He's the father of all the Van Hoose's of Hardin Co., Tenn. & Alabama. Family tradition states that Valentine served in the Revolutionary War for the American cause under the swamp fox, Francis Marion. According to the census records, they had nine children, of which the following are known: 13. John Van Hoose, b. abt. 1780 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. (1) Rhoda Allen & (2) Elizabeth Goodwin. 14. Jesse Van Hoose, b. 3 Mar. 1787 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. 23 Feb. 1852; md. Ann Eggleston Baugh. 15. Azor Van Hoose, b. abt. 1790 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. abt. 1842; md. Nancy Thornton. 16. Elizabeth Van Hoose, b. abt. 1798 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. (1) Alexander Chisholm or Chism & (2) Benjamin Gooch. 17. Isaiah Van Hoose, b. 1800 (50-1850) Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. Harriet L. - (11) MARGARET VAN HOOSE, b. abt. 1758 in Anson Co., North Carolina, the daughter of John Van Hooser and Hannah Cheek. She md. RANDLE or RANDOLPH CHEEK (probably her first cousin) abt. 1778 in Montgomery Co., N.C. The 1784-1787 tax list of North Carolina lists them with four sons and one daughter. The 1790 census lists them with three sons and one daughter. The 1800 census of Lancaster Co., S.C. lists them with four sons and no daughters. Only two sons are known of their children. They are: 18. Valentine Cheek, b. 1 May 1787 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. Elizabeth McGill; d. 1866. 19. Randolph Cheek, b. abt. 1789 Montgomery Co., N.C.; moved to Red River Co., Texas & in 1849 moved to the gold fields in California. NFI 20. (Son) Cheek, who died while serving in the War of 1812, but his name is unknown. 21. (Son) Cheek, who died while serving in the War of 1812, but his name is unknown. (12) JOHN VAN HOOSE, b. 5 Apr. 1760 in Anson (now Montgomery) Co., N.C., the son of John Van Hooser & Hannah Cheek. He served in the Revolutionary War from the State of Virginia. He married MARY BRYAN, daughter of William Bryan in 1788. About 1800 he moved to Washington Co., Va.; then to Cabell (now Wayne Co., W. Va.). About 1812 he moved to Jennie's Creek in Floyd (now Johnson) Co., Ky. at a place now called Hager Hill. In the last years of his life, he lived with his son, Valentine, near White House on the Sandy River. He died 5 Jan. 1860 and is buried at the Van Hoose graveyard near White House, Ky. He is the father of the Van Hoose family in Eastern Kentucky. For his posterity, see Chapter IV of this book. CHAPTER IV THE POSTERITY OF JOHN VAN HOOSE & MARY BRYAN Because Charles Parson's book, The Van Hoose Family of Southeastern Kentucky is presently out of print and because I've talked to Charles Parsons on the telephne several times personally, this chapter will be a repeat of his book so that, others will have a copy of this material and will know how this branch of the family fits in with the rest of the family. (12) JOHN VAN HOOSE (John 4, John 3, Johannes 2, Jan Fransse 1) was born 5 Apr. 1760 in Artson (now Montgomery) Co., N.C., the son of John Van Hooser and Hannah Cheek. He served in the Revolutionary War from the state of Virginia in Clark's Illinois Regiment and was known as Colonel John Van Hoose. In 1789 he married MARY BRYAN, sister to William Bryan, founder of Bryan's Station, and Mary Boone, sister to Daniel Boone. About 1800 he moved to Washington Co., Va.; then to Cabell (now Wayne) Co., West Virginia. According to the Virginia Land Grants or Surveys of Cabell Co., Va. (now West Virginia), Book C, p. 126, JOHN VAN HOOSE took out 50 acres of land as follows: Surveyed for John Vanhoose 50 acres of land in Cabell County on the tract fork of 12 pole river, by virture of an entry made Sept. 20, 1809 on part of a land office Treasury Warrant for 1235 acres No. 4344 dated the 9th day of June 1809 and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at two white oaks standing at the foot of a hill on the east side of said trace fork just above where said Vanhoose now lives thence N. 38 degrees West crossing said fork 42 poles to a beech and white oak on the bank of a branch then north 49 degrees east 86 poles to a sowerwood of maple. North 84 degrees East 96 poles to a white oak south 60 degrees East 60 poles crossing said fork again to a large white oak and sugar tree. South 36 degrees west 40 poles to a white oak and gum north 39 degrees west 20 poles to an ash and maple south 70 degrees west 150 poles to the beginning variation four degrees east. Win. Burlington S.C.C. Also in Book D, pp- 216-217 of Virginia Land Grants or Surveys, John Van Hoose purchased 35 more acres in Cabell Co., Va., now West Virginia. The document reads as follows: November 25th, 1812. By virture of part of a land officer exchanged Treasury Warrant ~2149 of 11065 acres dated the 7th day of December 1811 I have surveyed for John Vanhoose 35 acres of land situate in the county of Cabell, on the main right hand fork of 12 Pole Creek and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at a white Walnut sugar tree and beech standing on the west bank of said fork at the upper'end of a bottom, about two miles above the (p. 217) mouth of the Trace Fork, thence North 15 degrees West crossing said fork at 22 pole 36 poles to a white oak on the top of a ridge by Laurell North 35 degrees East 36 poles to a beech and white oak on a branch North 40 degrees West 52 poles crossing the creek to a red oak and two sugars north 5 degrees East 36 poles to a sugar tree and white oak south 32 degrees west 40 poles to a beech on the bank North 80 degrees West 26 poles to gum and sugar tree at the mouth of a small drain south 20 degrees west 32 poles to a white oak on a hillside due East 96 poles to the beginning. William Burlington S.C.C. (ENDORSED) For value rec'd., I do hereby assign all my right title and interest to the within plat and Certificate of survey to James Burlington given under my hand & seal this 19th of February 1813. Teste. William Burlington) George Ward } John Vanhoose (Seal) Later John moved to Jennie's Creek in Floyd (now JohnsoR) Co., Ky. at a place now called Hager Hill. About 1820 he was one of the trustees of the first seminary rounded in the Big Sandy Valley, Prestonburg Academy. In recognition of his services to his country, his name, with others, is inscribed on a monument erected in the court house yard at paintsville, Kentucky by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Johnson County. During the last years of his life, he lived with his son, Valentine, near White House on the Sandy River. He died 5 Jan. 1860 and is buried at the Van Hoose graveyard near White House, Ky. He is the father of the large Van Hoose family in Eastern Kentucky. He and his wife had the following children: 13. James Van Hoose, b. 1 Mar. 1791 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md. 25 Sept. 1811 Elizabeth Preston; d. 24 Nov. 1864. 14. John Van Hoose, b. 12 Dec. 1792 Montgomery Co., N.C.; d. 12 July 1882; md.(1) 24 Mar. 1813 Lydia Lewis & (2) 10 Jan. 1859 Mary (Polly) Lowe Mankins. 15. Levi Van Hoose, b. 22 Mar. 1795 Montgomery Co., N.C.; md.(1) Sarah Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark & (2) 23 Nov. 1828 Elizabeth Sadler. 16. Valentine Van Hoose, b. 19 Sept. 1797 Washington Co., Va.; md. 26 July 1821 Jemima Borders. 17. Hannah Van Hoose, b. 29 Feb. 1800 Washington Co., Va.; md. 26 Aug. 1821 Richard Damron. NFI 18. Elizabeth Van Hoose, b. 18 Aug. 1801 Cabell Co., Va.; md. Richard Price. 19. Jesse Van Hoose, b. 17 May 1804 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 16 Nov. 1826 Mary Oneida (Edy) Brown. 20. Reuben Van Hoose, b. 5 Apr. 1807 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 4 June 1827 Leodocia Pack. 21. Sarah Van Hoose, b. 31 Oct. 1809 Cabell Co., Va.; md. 20 Aug. 1829 Moses Price. 22. Thomas Van Hoose, b. 7 June 1812 Cabell Co., Va.; md. (1) 4 Jan. 1832 Elizabeth Damron & (2) Lucinda Boyd.