This marriage date from Frank Doherty would make her rather young... perhaps her birth year is earlier.
19. Eleanor Ferguson
Elenor, b. 25 Feb. 1756, bp. 26 June 1757. [RECORD 1879:137];
m. Isaac Vail. They had 7 children and lived at Halfmoon.
Her bp. was performed at Fishkill but recorded in St. George’s Church at Hempstead.
She died 8 June 1830 and Isaac Vail then married one of her sisters. JD
20. Charles Ferguson
William Radcliff Jun. offered a $20 reward for the capture of C. Ferguson who escaped from the DC prison on the
evening of the 13th instant. (Feb. 1798). Ferguson was late of the town of Beekman, a farmer, and was in prison “because
he was indicted by sundry indictments for having passed several counterfeit Notes on the bank of the United States. He
was about 5’ 10” high of a light complexion, light short hair, slender built. Has on a light colored coat and waistcoat,
homespun overalls and boots. It is expected he rode off on a bay gelding about 15 hands high, thin in flesh. He is
exceedingly fond of exchanging horses & racing & may probably be found at such places.” [PJ 20 Feb. 1798].
On 14 Feb.1798 Nelly Losee of Beekman, spinster, Elias DeLong and Nathan Myers were bound before the local court.
Nelly Losee was charged with “aiding, assisting and affecting the escape of Charles Ferguson, a prisoner.” [AD#14512].
Charles Ferguson and Farrington Ferguson Jr. were subscribers to the horse protection society in Beekman in 1795.
Charles Ferguson, son of Farrington, did not die in Dutchess but went to Ontario, Canada and died ca. 1838 in
Haldimand Township, Northumberland Co
20S. Mary Delong?
Mary Ferguson was arrested for assisting her husband Charles escape indictment. He had passed four counterfeit notes
on the bank of the US. [AD #14950]. Previously Isaac Weeks had posted surety for Charles Ferguson. [23
Jan. 1790, CP]. On 1 Sept. 1798 Mary Ferguson and Nelly Losee were indicted for assault and battery and pleaded not
guilty. George Losee and Richard Delong were bound in appearance bonds of $200. [Oyer & Terminer Court].
21. Catherine Ferguson
Catherine, b. 1758, bp. 25 May 1760 at RPCh; m. Gerrit Snedeker, 15 March 1777.
“Gerrit Snedeker and Cathrina Farguson, both of Beekmans Prect. married after the third publication. (15 March 1777).”
She died 26 Oct. 1824 after having eleven children, including a son Farrington.
Gerrit Snedeker and his brother Jacob, who married Charlotte Ferguson, were sons of Christaien and Mary (Baker)
22. Rachel Ferguson
Rachel; m. Chauncy Losee 16 Sept. 1780 at Hopewell
24. Jane Ferguson
Jane, m. Barent Harris 7 Dec 1776. She was noted as born Oswego. [NHRCh, HRCh].
He died at Half Moon ca. 1819 and his widow and Richard Clute posted a bond of $500.
On 20 April 1827, Jane Harris, widow of Barent Harris, deceased, petitioned that her dower rights be granted for 13 acres
in Half Moon which her husband had conveyed to their son Gilbert who had died in 1823. [RECORD 1953:223].108
25. Farrington Ferguson
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Johannes Vermilye, the patentee, was common ancestor of all who in this country bear the name of Vermilye or
Vermilyea. His father, Isaac Vermeille, has been already the subject of notice, before as well as after he emigrated with
his family, in 1662. Welcomed to Harlem by some of his former acquaintances, Vermeille's worth was recognized by an
appointment to command a military company in 1663. Later he served two terms as magistrate. Buying the northern end
(a morgen) of lot No. 5, Van Keulen's Hook, probably from Montagne, his son-in-law, he built a house, planted fruit
trees, and here made his home. His house occupied a spot nearly central of the block between First and Second Avenues
and 122d and 123d Streets. Vermeille held no other farming land, no doubt having some other calling suited to his now
advanced years, perhaps with his son in the brewery. He was living August 29, 1676, when he witnessed the will of Aert
Pietersen Buys and wife, Jenneke Cornelis, of Fordham, and on September 4, ensuing, Vermilye, either father or son, is
called "clerk". Observing that on the death of Jean le Comte, in 1675, there was paid "To Isaac Vermeille, for the burial, f.
12," we think he performed the office of "clerk" for the French resi-
dents at Harlem. He probably died in 1676, and is not among the proprietors, February 19, 1677, when his house and lot
stand in the name of Johannes.* Isaac's children were Johannes, aforesaid; Abraham, who had no issue; Maria, born 1629,
who married John La Montagne and Isaac Kip, and Rachel, born 1637, who married John Terbosch and Derick Wessels.
Johannes Vermelje, as he wrote his name, was born in 1632 at Leyden.** Coming here in ripe manhood, and uniting in
his character the sterling traits of the French and Dutch, he was made a court messenger in 1665, and constable in 1667,
being for this year also farmer of the excise; previous to which he had set up a brewery. August 27, 1670, then holding
the position of magistrate, he married Aeltie, daughter of Resolved Waldron; when he probably built upon an erf,
procured some years before, but which is first taxed in 1671. It lay in the Judah plot. (See pages 236, 237, 285.) Mr.
Vermilye took a leading part both in civil and church affairs. In the political crisis of 1689 he was chosen one of the
Committee of Safety, which, on June 8 of that year, appointed. Capt. Jacob Leisler to be "captain of the fort", and on
August 16 signed his commission as "commander-in-chief" of the province. Taking a seat in Leisler's council, December
11 ensuing, he was sent soon after upon an embassy to New Haven. He continued a member of the council till a sudden
end was put to Leisler's rule by the coming of Col. Sloughter, March 20, 1691, by whose orders Leisler and his council
(Vermilye included) were "committed to the guards", on a charge of high treason. The execution of Leisler and Milborne,
but two months later, seemed to Vermilye and his fellow-prisoners to forebode a similar fate. But after a painful suspense
of over seventeen months they were liberated by Governor Fletcher, on his arrival, and were pardoned by the king
February 20, 1693. Vermilye survived this trying ordeal but a short period, as he was deceased in March, 1696. His
widow sold out her lands at Harlem in 1715 to her nephew, John Delamater (see page 499), and died at Yonkers in 1734.
Johannes Vermilye (1), born at Leyden, Holland, in 1632, married Aeltie Waldron, August 27, 1670, had ten children,
and died in 1696.
Johannes (1) had issue:
2. Rebecca, baptized December 17, 1671, married Peter Bussing, June 7, 1700, had seven children.
* Bolton, History of Westchester County, volume ii. page 327, under date of 1694, copies the name of Capt. Isaac Van
Vleck as Vermilyea! Such carelessness is reprehensible.
** The letter j (with Hollanders) having the sound of our English y when the latter begins a word or syllable; Johannes
only conformed to the Dutch mode of writing his name, without changing its terminal pronunciation, which is well
preserved in the modern spelling Vermilye, but better (since e in Dutch, as in French, takes the sound of a) by Vermilyea.
3. Sarah, baptized October 4, 1673, married Teunis Dolsen, August 28, 1696, had one child.
4. Rachel, baptized November 10, 1675, married Charles Vincent, 1694.
5. Abraham No. 1, baptized December 19, 1677, died young.
6. Abraham No. 2, baptized January 24, 1680, was the father of seven children, and died in 1734.
7. Isaac, baptized April 1, 1682, married Josyntie Oblinus, January 16, 1707, had eight children, and died in 1767.
8. Maria, baptized April 13, 1684, married Peter Kierse, 1704.
9. Jacob, baptized November 24, 1686, died young.
10. John, who married first, Sarah Odell, October 29, 1713, had twelve children. He married second, Maritie ——?, and
died in 1782.
11. Hannah, born 1690, married Johannes Odell, October 29, 1713, had four children.
Isaac Vermilye (7), (son of Johannes), married January 16, 1707, Josyntie, daughter of Joost Van Oblinus, and widow of
Oblinus, and well sustained the good reputation so generally characteristic of the family. His will, made March 1, 1748,
was proved March 5, 1767. He had issue:
12. Isaac, born June 10, 1708, married Mehitabel Hadley, had eight children. Of Croton Valley.
13. Maritie, born May 12, 1711, married Jacobus Teller, had nine children.
14. John, born April 7, 1714, married Charity, daughter of Jacob Dyckman, had seven children. Of Kingsbridge
(Yonkers); succeeded to the land his father bought of Anthony Basley.
15. Peter, born 1725, married Mary (Polly) Pinckney, had ten children. Of Croton Valley.
16. Aeltie, who married John Teller, had ten children.
17. Sarah, who married ——? Valentine.
18. Rebecca, who married Jacob Dyckman, had eleven children.
19. Hannah, who married Isaac Odell.
John Vermilye (10), (son of Johannes), became rich in landed property, by buying up farms in Yonkers, about
Kingsbridge, from William and Benjamin Betts, Anthony Basley, etc. He lived till 1782, "far advanced in years," as he
says in his will, dated June 3, 1776, and proved November 2, 1786. He married Sarah Odell, October 29, 1713, but
before his death contracted a second marriage with Maritie ——?. He distributed his lands among his sons. He had issue
by first wife:
20. Antie (Anna), born 1719, married Abraham Brown, had two children, and died February 28, 1801.
21. Johannes (John), who married twice. His second wife was Jacomina Corsa, by whom he had two children.
22. Abraham, who married Mehitabel ——?, had six children, and died at Yonkers in 1784.
23. Joshua, who married Sarah Emans, had four children, and died in Westchester County in 1782.
24. Frederick, who married Catherine Nodine, May 27, 1763, had two children, and died in 1814.
25. Maritie, who married Dirck Van Arsdalen, January 29, 1767, had three children.
26. Sarah, who married Roger Downing, September 1, 1757, had two children.
27. Rebecca, who married George Wherts, had one child.
28. Aeltie, who married John Kortright.
30. David, who married Patience ——?, had four children.
31. Gerardus, who married Jane Valentine, August 5, 1762, had seven children. He contributed toward building the
Reformed Dutch Church at Hopewell, N.Y.
Some of these removed to New York as early as 1792. John, Gerardus and David, before the Revolution, removed from
Yonkers to Lagrange, Dutchess County. They, in common with their kindred, had now for their French characteristics, at
least as to their speech, for it is known that John, called Honnes (Johannes), was wont to ask blessings in Dutch.
Isaac (12), (son of Isaac), had issue:
32. John, who married first, Mary Vermilye, had six children. He married second, Rachel ——?, and died in 1812.
33. Isaac, who married Mary ——?, had one child.
35. Joseph, who married Elizabeth Oblinus, 1782, had three children.
36. Rebecca, deceased.
37. Cynthia, who died unmarried.
39. Nancy, who married Solomon Owens, had one child.
40. Hester (Mehitabel), who married Ely Reynolds, had three children.
John (14), (son of Isaac),. had issue:
41. Jacob, born 1740, married first, Susannah Dyckman, April 10, 1766. He married second, Mary Dyckman, June 15,
1773, having ten children by both marriages, and, died January 31, 1814.
42. William, born 1749, married first, Mary Brower, April 10, 1773, had two children, and second, Mary Taylor, by
whom he had four children. He died March 8, 1822.
43. Isaac, who married Susannah, daughter of Jacob Myer, April 2, 1756, had six children. Of Yonkers.