Jacob Luursen Van Kuykendall


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Jacob Luursen Van Kuykendall 2

  • Born: 1616, Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands
  • Christened: Abt 1618
  • Marriage: Stynje Douwes on 28 Aug 1638 in Amsterdam, Holland
  • Died: 26 Apr 1655, Beverwyck, New Netherland at age 39

bullet   Another name for Jacob was Kuikendal.


bullet  General Notes:

Supposedly sone of "Luur" born in 1590 in Wageningen, Netherlands
Mother supposedly born about 1594
Brother: Urbanus Luursen, born 1618 in Wageningen, Netherlands; married Jannetje Claes Boanes.

New Netherland became NY in 1776;
New Amsterdam became NYC (Manhattan);
Beverwyck = Albany

Have seen death date of 29th
From: http://www.xpda.com/family/ind01164.htm

Jacob and his brother Urbanus arrived in America in the winter of 1646 in New Amsterdam as immigrant workers on a ship owned by the Dutch West India Company. They settled in Fort Orange. Allegedly, a younger brother arrived later (Charsten Luursen) and married in 1664.

Jacob was a stone mason and brick layer by trade. He was a member ofthe Dutch Reform Church in New Amsterdam. In 1646, Jacob Luurszen Van Kuykendaal (note this original spelling of the name), came to the Dutch Colony in the New World from near Wageningen, province of Gelderland, Holland. He had been in the employ of the West India Company, headed by Van Rensselaer.

The name Kuykendall means "View of the Dale," derived from "KIJK-IN-'T-DAL." Wageningen is on the Rhine, near Arnheim, and lies on a high hill, commanding a fine view of the river.

His son, Luur Jacobsen Van Kuykendaal, was baptized in New Amsterdam (now New York City) on May 29th, 1650. He married Grietje Artze Tack, in turn reared a family, and about 1700 moved from around Kingston to Port Jervis. His son, Cornelius, was baptized May 30,1686; he married Maritje Westvael. Abraham, son of Cornelius, was baptized on October 18, 1719, at Deer Park Church, New York. This Abraham migrated to North Carolina, was a captain in the Revolutionary Army, and a commissioner appointed to run the line between Tryon and Mecklinberg Counties and build a courthouse for Tryon County.

SOURCE: Letter from RHEA KUYKENDALL in the book, The Millers of Millersburg and Their Descendants

DRC = Dutch Reform Church
(The only church sanctioned in New Netherland)

New Amsterdam = New York City (Manhattan Island)
New Amsterdam DRC = 1639 - 1664
New York DRC = 1664 - present

Fort Orange, Rensselaerswyck & Beverwyck = Albany, Albany Co., NY
Fort Orange DRC = 1647 - 1652
Beverwyck DRC = 1652 - 1664
Albany DRC = 1664 - present

Esopus territory = essentially Ulster county, NY
Esopus = Indian name of Kingston, Ulster Co., NY
Wiltwyck = Dutch name of Kingston, Ulster Co., NY
Esopus DRC = 1660 - 1662
Wiltwyck DRC = 1662 - 1669
Kingston DRC = 1669 - present

Minisink territory = Delaware Valley tri-state region of NY/NJ/PA
Minisink DRC = Montague, Sussex Co., NJ
Machackemeck DRC = Deerpark Twp, Orange Co., NY
Smithfield DRC = Shawnee, Monroe Co., PA
Walpack DRC = Walpack, Sussex Co., NJ
These four churches in "Minisink" were all founded in 1737. Prior to that date these remote Dutch settlers were visited by circuit riding Domines (Ministers) who performed marriages and baptisms that were recorded in the church records of the Kingston DRC.


Jacob married Stynje Douwes, daughter of Douwe Wiggersz and Agniete Coensen, on 28 Aug 1638 in Amsterdam, Holland. (Stynje Douwes was christened on 22 Jan 1616-1617 in Enkhiuzen, North Holland, Netherlands and died after 1682 in Ulster, New York.)

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