Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Posted by Thomas MacEntee
Does anyone remember that from the intro for The Patty Duke Show back in 1965? Well while I am not an "identical" cousin, it appears that for the second time in less than a week, I've been informed that a fellow genea-blogger is a cousin of mine.
This time it is Kathryn at Looking4Ancestors! She noticed in my comment at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, that I am descended from Cornelis Antonissen Van Slyke and his wife, Ots-Toch - they are my 11th great-grandparents. Kathryn also descends from this same couple but they are her 10th great-grandparents (does that mean she is a generation older than me? Gosh I hope not since I feel very old lately!)
Here is my line of descent:
Cornelis Antonissen Van Slyke and Ots-Toch
Jacques Corneliese Van Slyke and Grietje Harmanse Ryckman
Grietje Van Slyke and Andries Arentse Bradt
Grietje Bradt and Phillip Bosie
Gertrude Philipse Bosie and Johannes Marinus
Claartje Janse Marinus and Wouter Dence
William Dence and Hannah Arianntje Putman
David Dence and Margaret De Wandelaer
Hannah Dence and Ira H. Austin
William Dence Austin and Catherine M. O'Keefe
John Ralph Austin and Therese Rose McGinnis
Alfred Joseph Austin and Anna May Henneberg
Jacqueline Barbara Austin and Richard James MacEntee
Thomas James MacEntee
Lorrine over at Olive Tree Genealogy has written notable pieces of reference material for anyone whose trees may intersect with the Van Slyck/Van Slyke families in New York. Please take time to visit her great site (as well as Kathryn's site!) and investigate whether The Van Slyke Family in America: A Genealogy of Cornelise Antonissen Van Slyke, 1604-1676 and his Mohawk Wife Ots-Toch, including the story of Jacques Hertel, 1603-1651, Father of Ots-Tock and Interpreter to Samuel de Champlain can assist you in your research.
Okay, so who is next? Last week it was Becky Wiseman over at Kinexxions who is my 8th cousin, so since these things come in threes, I will be waiting. But perhaps Kathryn is number three and Lorrine is number two - so I guess this streak may be over.