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  1. Margrit Vedder Van Vorst: Birth: 14 SEP 1726 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA.

  2. Johannes Jacobuse Van Vorst: Birth: 19 JAN 1741 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA. Death: 23 MAY 1844 in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, USA

  3. Abraham Van Vorst: Birth: 3 APR 1743 in Schenectady, Albany, New York, USA. Death: ABT 1833 in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, USA

  4. Anna Van Vorst: Death: JUL 1789 in Fredericksburgh Tp., Addington County, Ontario, Canada

  5. Elizabeth Van Vorst

  6. Person Not Viewable

  7. Jellis Van Vorst: Death: 4 SEP 1823 in Glenville, Schenectady, New York, USA

  8. Engeltje (Angelina) Van Vorst: Death: 14 NOV 1821

  9. Jan Baptist Van Vorst: Death: 29 JUN 1830


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a. Note:   718, acquired the farm on the Alplaus Road in Glenville. The second surviving son, Jacobus, is the one who had the closest association with the Glenville farm. However, Jacobus also had property in Schenectady--some of it near the upper end of Green Street, in an area which has long been completely transformed by the Erie Canal, the two railroads, & the sprawling factory buildings of the Locomotive Works. He subscribed, in 1730, one pound to the church building fund. And when the new parsonage was built, in 1753, on the lot next to the house where, in all probability, he was born, he furnished the bricks for the building at a price of one pound per thousand bricks. In 1792, Jacobus cleared up the title to the farm in Glenville which his father bought in 1718. He made his will Dec. 6, 1790 & died between 1791-1793. Jacobus was probably too old to serve in the Revolution & his name does not appear on any militia rolls.
  http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/vanvorst-1.html Jacobus (2) (James), son of Gillis Van Vorst, was born in the log house erected by his father on Green street, Schenectady, New York, and baptized December 12, 1703. He lived for many years in Schenectady, then removed to a farm in the town of Glenville, Schenectady county, where he ended his days. He lived to a very old age. He married (first) Anna, daughter of Caleb Beck, February 14, 1728, in Albany. Married (second) Sarah, daughter of Jellis Fonda, May 20, 1749.
  Will of Jacobus Van Vorst: "In the name of God Amen, I Jacobus Van Vorst of Schenectady in the County of Albany, State of New York being weak in Body, but of sound memory, blessed be God, do this sixth day of December one thousand seven hundred & Ninety make and (publish this my last will) & testament in manner following that is to say, First I give to my son Jelles Van Vorst six weeks after my Decease the Sum of six Shillings as his birth or primogeniture Right. ITEM-I give and bequeath to my son Jelles Van Vorst the House and Lot I purchased of (James Cassady Lying on the East Side) of the Street that comes from Albany Street and goes into the Woods past the House I now live in and the pasture I purchased of Arent Bradt which lays on the Road that leads to John Farley and to his heirs and assigns for ever. ITEM-I give and bequeath to my son John Van Vorst the one half of the Land I have on the Manor below the old orchard and were the Land I have on the Manor below the old orchard and were the old Road used to go, at the ditch along by the old Bridge and from there with a West Line to the Road past Jelles Fondas mills he to have the lower End, half, or part, adjoining the Lands he purchased of Adam Van Slyck and to his Heirs and assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my son Abraham Van Vorst the House and Lot of Ground where I now live and the Lot adjoining were his House stands which he built adjoining me, and to his heirs and assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my son John Baptist Van Vorst all my Real Estate not already at the Manor by this my Will and Testament bequeathed and to his Heirs and assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my daughters Elizabeth Quackenbos wife of Garardus Quackenbos, Angelina Welch wife of Thomas Welch and to Cherick Van de Bogart Son of Nicholas Van de Bogart in trust that he will and sufficiently keep & maintain Rachel Camp daughter of John Camp by my daughter Nancy ((three words erased)) all the Lands (I bought) of the Heirs of John Vedder deceased adjoining the Land of (Adrian) Van Sylck and to their Heirs and assigns for ever. Then I give & bequeath to my said daughters Elizabeth Quackenbos & Angelica Welch & in trust to Cherick Van de Bogart for keeping & maintaining Rachel Camp daughter of John Camp all the Stock & Cows to be divided equally among them & to their heirs & assigns for ever. Then I give & bequeath to my son John Van Vorst my Nigro Christian & his Heirs & assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my son John Bt. Van Vorst my Nigro Jacob & the small meadow called the Steen Place & to his Heirs & assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my sons John Van Vorst and John Baptist Van Vorst all my money Notes and Book Debts and to their Heirs and assigns for ever, they paying all my just Debt and funeral charges. ITEM-I give & bequeath all the Furniture & Cloathes, excepting what is given to Rebecca Van Antwerp, wife of Gerrit Van Antwerp (to) the Heirs of my late wife Sisters deceased & to their Heirs & assigns for ever, that is what I received as a Legacy by her from her Father Jelles Fonda deceased. I give my Nigro Jan a free manumission of Slavery after my death he paying the sum of Thirty pounds four Years after his manumission or after my decease ( ) my Sons John Van Voras & John B Van Vorst & their Heirs & assigns for ever. ITEM-I give & bequeath (Rebecca Van Antwerp wife of Gerrit V Antwerp) the Income Profits & Liberty of two apple trees the one standing the lower side of the Fence near the River & the other on the upper side of the fence near the River at the upper side of the orchard. ITEM-I give & bequeath to my Sons Jelles, John, Abraham and John Baptist all my wearing apparel. ITEM-I give my Horses, Waggon, and farming Utensils to my son John Baptist Van Vorst and to his Heirs & assigns for ever. ITEM-I give my household Furniture to be divided among all my children and to their Heirs and assigns for ever. I give & bequeath my Nigro Wench Jane free Liberty to chuse a master or mistress among my children they or whosoever she makes choice of to pay Eighteen Pounds to be divided among my daughters Elizabeth & Angelica to be paid two years after my decease & lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my Friends John Peak, Nicholas Yates and Jacob Clute to be my Executors of this last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year first above written". the words Rebecca Van Antwerp wife of Gerrit Van Antwerp interlined with the Erazures and obliterations before Execution. Sealed & Delivered in Presence of James Whyte, Caty Murey, J.A. Fonda. Schenectady, Dec. 5, 1797. Received of John Thompson on this written will Seven Pounds four shillings. signed by- Jelles A. Fonda. (Note: In the transcript of the above will, words in parentheses (thus) are either partly destroyed by folds or are difficult to decipher and so somewhat doubtful).
  From Bonnie Ferguson: Jacobus Jillis Van Vorst b 1703 m1 Anna Beck m2 his cousin Sarah Fonda. Jillis Douwess Fonda is a brother to Sara b 18 Jan 1645 Friesland Netherlands. Jacobus is the s/o of Jillis Jacobus Van Vorst and Elizabeth Van Eps s/o Jacobus Gerritse Van Vorst md in Albany NY 1662 Sara Jillis Fonda d/o Jillis Douwes Fonda b 1604 Agum Friesland Netherlands md 10 Feb 1641 Amsterdam Hester Douwess b 1616 Agum Friesland Netherlands.
Note:   Van Vorst Papers, Schenectady Library: Jelis Jacobuse Van Vorst had, by 1


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