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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Genealogy of James Kipp of Bergen County

James Kipp is of the tenth generation in lineal descent from Rocloff (Ralph) de Kype, who, as the prefix “de” unmistakably indicates, was of French origin, but who resided at Amsterdam, Holland, whither he had fled from France. His life-long calling was that of a soldier, wherein he exhibited bravery, energy, and capacity of the highest order. He attained prominence as a military leader in 1555, during the long and bloody struggle between the Catholics and Protestants, in which the latter finally triumphed. It has been said that in 1559 he returned to France and fought against the Protestants under …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Biography of Edmund W. Kingsland of Hudson County

Edmund W. Kingsland, President of the Provident Institution for Savings of Jersey City and one of the ablest and best known financiers in Easter New Jersey, was born in Jersey City on the 15th of December, 1839, his parents being Edmund W. and Sarah A. Kingsland. He is a direct descendant in the sixth generation from Isaac Kingsland, an Englishman from the Parish of Christ Church, on the Island of Barbadoes, W. I., and a nephew of Major Nathaniel Kingsland, of the same place. On July 4, 1668, one Captain William Sandford, also of Barbadoes, W. I., purchased of the …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

Biography of John H. Post of Hudson County

Captain Adriaen Post first came to America from Harlengen, Holland, about 1653, as agent or manager of Baron Van der Cappellan’s colony on Staten Island. Upon the destruction of that colony by the savages early in 1655, Mr. Post lied to Bergen (Jersey City), whence, in September following, he, with his wife, five children, two servants, and one girl, were taken prisoners by the savages at what is known as the second massacre at Pavonia. The family escaped by the payment of a heavy ransom, and Post was thereupon dispatched by the Bergen colonists to treat with the sachems of …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

The Gautier Family of Bergen County

The Gautier Family, at one time numerous in Hudson County, was a French Huguenot family who came to America after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV. By intermarriage a considerable landed estate in Bergen, N. J., came into possession of the family. This property, at what is now Greenville, is known as the “Gautier farm,” descended through one Captain Thomas Brown. Jacques Gautier, of Saint Blancard, in the Province of Languedoc, France, is said to have been the first American progenitor of the Gautiers. He settled in New Amsterdam, and left issue two sons, Daniel and …

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Genealogical history of Hudson and Bergen counties, New Jersey

The Edsall Family of Bergen County

The Edsall Family are still numerous in both Bergen and Hudson Counties. The founder of the family in America was Samuel Edsall, a native of Reading in Berkshire, England, where he was born about 1630. He was a hatter by trade, and came to America early in the spring of 1655 (as is said), settling first at New Amsterdam. There, on May 29, 1655, he married (1) Jannetie Wessels, then a belle of the city, whose mother kept a tavern in Pearl Street, celebrated for burgomasters’ dinners. In April, 1657, Edsall was made a small burgher. From New Amsterdam he …

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