Jacob Cornelisse Brink

Jacob Cornelisse BRINK (1696 – 1757) was Alex’s 8th Grandfather; one of 512 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Jacob Brink was baptized 5 Jan 1695/96 in Saugerties, Ulster county, NY. His parents were Cornelius Lambertsen BRINK and Markjen Egertse MEYNDER. He married Annatje POST 17 May 1722 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY. After Antje died, he married second Maria Elisabeth Merkel, 22 Dec 1732. He married, third, Mareitje Elich  of West Camp 25 Nov 1735. Jacob died 24 Oct 1757  in Kingston, NY.

Annatje Post was baptized 7 Mar 1702/03 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, NY.  Her baptism witnesses were Cornelis Bogard and Antje Post. Her parents were Jan POST and  Cornelia Martinsen YSSELSTEYN . Annatje died in 1732 in Kingston, Ulster NY

Maria Elisabeth Merkel was baptized at West Camp 24 February, 1713.  Her parents were our ancestor Johann Frederick MERKEL and Barbara Alman.  We descend from Maria’s sister Antje who married Peter WINNE IV. Maria died before 1735.

Mareitje Elich was born about 1714 in West Camp, Ulster County, NY.

Children of Jacob and Antje:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Jan Brink 17 Mar 1723 1727
2. Marretjen Brink 23 Aug 1724 Wilhelmus Burhans
3 Jan 1746
Kingston, Ulster, NY
Bef 1753
Saugerties, Ulster, NY
3. Jan Brink 24 Sep 1727 Grietjen Wolfin (Wolven)
28 Mar 1749
Saugerties, Ulster, NY
4. Corneluis BRINK 25 Jan 1730 in Kingston, NY. Annetje Jannetje WINNE
17 Mar 1751 Kingston, NY
7 Sep 1793
Marlborough, NY

Children of  Jacob and Mareitje Elich:

Name Born Married Departed
5. Andries Brink bapt.
Oct 1736
def. 1751
6. Jacob Brink bapt.
22 Apr 1739
Margaret Oosterhout
7. Marretjen (Marciche) Brink bapt.
18 Oct 1741
Lt. Petrus Osterhoudt
9 Oct 1762 – Kingston, NY
1836 Kingston, Ulster, New York
8. Annatje Brink bapt.
28 Oct 1744 Kingston DRC:
Benjamin Snyder
7 Nov 1767 Ulster, New York
Jun 1831
Cayuga, NY
9. Christian Brink bapt.
8 Nov 1747
10. Rosina Brink bapt.
26 Dec 1748
11. Andries Brink bapt.
5 Oct 1751

Jacob Brink was listed as a soldier in the foot company of the Militia of the Corporation of Kingston in 1738. He is listed in 1755 as owning three slaves: Dick, Charles, and Peg.

The spire at the Dutch Reformed Church in Kingston, New York was even higher when Jacob and Annatje were married there in 1722.

Jacob and Annatje were married at the The Old Dutch Church, officially known as the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston,  located on Wall Street in Kingston, New York, United States. Formally organized in 1659, it is one of the oldest continuously existing congregations in the country. Its current building, the fifth, is an 1852 structure by Minard Lafever.. The church’s 225-foot steeple, a replacement for a taller but similar original that collapsed, makes it the tallest building in Kingston and a symbol of the city,


2. Marretjen Brink

Marretjen’s husband Wilhelmus Burhans was born Jun 1717 in Saugerties, Ulster Cty, NY. His parents were Johannes Burhans (1682 – 1726) and Margriet Legg (1684 – ). After Marretjen died, he married 2 Feb 1753 Age: 35 in Kingston, NY to Hilletjen Schoonmaker.  Wihelmus died 7 Jun 1780.

Wilhelmus Burhans Will

3. Jan Brink

Jan’s wife Grietjen Wolfin (Wolven) was born 3 Oct 1725 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. Her parents were Johannes Wolven and Anna Margaretta Spaan.

4. Corneluis BRINK (See his page)

6. Jacob Brink

Jacob’s wife Margaret Oosterhout was born 11 Nov 1739 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Her parents were Hendricus Oosterhout (1714 – 1775) and Annatje DeWitt (1717 – 1753).

7. Marretjen (Marciche) Brink

Marretjen’s husband Petrus Osterhoudt was born 8 Mar 1741 in Plattekill, New York.  His parents were Petrus Oosterhout (1711 – 1751) and Lisabeth Burhans (1712 – ). Petrus died 5 Jan 1821 in Pine Brush, New York.

Petrus was an officer in the Revolutionary War.  When Snyder’s Regiment was
officered, Oct. 25, 1775,  He was first lieutenant in the Ulster County Militia in Captain John L DeWitt’s 4th Company of Kingston.  Petrus Brink, possibly his wife’s nephew and son of our ancestor Corneluis BRINK was his ensign =.

On May 1, 1776, the regiment was reported ready. It was under the command of Col.
Snyder. The company of Capt. DeWitt was now numbered the second, and consisted of a
captain, two lieutenants, one ensign, eight non- commissioned officers and fifty privates. This company was raised in the south part of the present town.

8. Annatjen Brink

Annatjen’s husband Benjamin Snyder was born 24 Nov 1742 in Kingston, Ulster, New York. His parents were Martinus Henry Snyder (1698 – 1778) and Annah Deanuite Backer (1703 – 1787). Benjamin died 12 Sep 1831 in Mentz, Cayuga, New York.

Benjamin Sold a sloop to the Continental forces to be used as a fire boat and sent into the midst of the British fleet as they came up the Hudson.

He was a Schoolteacher; Surveyor; Justice of the Peace; Ran sloops on the Hudson; 1st Supervisor of Saugerties

The Kingston Daily Freeman, Saturday, July 4, 1874

Benjamin’s father Martin Snyder was born at Hackenburg, in Germany, June, 1698, and was brought up at the same place and there married to Anna Deanuite Backer. They had one son born to them named Henry, August 10th, 1723; they then emigrated to Ulster, New York, about the year 1723, and settled in the town of New Paltz. They remained there some time—then moved into the town of Kingston, now Saugerties, in the neighborhood known to this day by the name of Churchland, and there settled, after the German manner, in a small cluster of seven families, near a small stream known to, this day as the Mud Kill.

They afterwards separated and settled on separate farms. Somewhere about this time Martin Snyder’s dwelling house was burned down. He then, or in the year 1750, built a stone house, which is still standing and occupied by one of his descendants. During this time and after he came to this country he had thirteen children born to him, first three daughters, then ten sons, making in all fourteen. Henry, the first-born, died about the age of twenty-two. The names of the rest are as follows: Anna, Margaret, Catherine, Zachariah, Johannes, William, Jeremiah, Christian, Benjamin, Henry, Martin and last, in 1750, Abraham and lsaac,twins —said Martin Snyder died June 26th, 1778, aged 80 years, and was followed to his grave by his ten surviving sons. His wife survived him over nine years, and died September 10th, 1787, aged about 80 years.

There were 98 grandchildren born to said Martin Snyder: 49 males and 49 females, and out of the 98 but 4 died in.their minority; the remaining 94 coming to years of maturity, males and females still of equal numbers. Of the children of Martin Snyder, Anna died in 1760, age 28, Margaret at the age of 60, Catherine at 80, Zachariah at 88, Johanues at 76, and William at 88.

Jeremiah, in the year 1780, with, his oldest son Elias, was taken prisoner by the Indians, his buildings burned down, and they carried captive into Canada. Remaining in captivity two years and five months, they then escaped from the Island Jesus, near Montreal, through an unsettled country, and as they fled had but a poor chance to obtain provisions for so long a journey, mainly through a wilderness. They were twelve days without seeing any human being but their own party, five in number. It was in the fall of the year, and after suffering from the wet, cold, and hunger for several days, and three days without anything to eat, they arrived at an inhabited country, when they soon recovered. Then returning home, his family being scattered, he got them together and rebuilt his homestead. He died in 1828, aged 89 years and 10 months.

Christian died aged 87 years; Benjamin at 89 and 10 months; Henry at 80; Martin at 82 and 11 months; Abraham at 83. Isaac was a farmer, and lived at the old homestead of his father. He died in 1829 aged 78 years. His son Zachariah succeeded him in the old homestead, and was succeeded by his son Isaac, who now owns and lives on the old farm, the old house being in a good state of preservation, and the barn, said to have been built previous to 1750, is also in a good condition.

Of the 98 grandchildren only three are left, Martin Snyder, farmer, who lives at Flatbush in this town and was 95 years of age February 3rd last; Peter I Snyder, farmer of this place, was 85 years of age May 13th last, and Simon P Snyder of West Hurley, who is 78 years old. We visited the old homestead one day last week. Mr Isaac Snyder and his son Thomas kindly entertained us, escorted us around the farm, and showed us every place of interest.

We first visited the barn, which is truly a marvel worth seeing in this age of architectural botches. The frame of the building is of white wood, and the timbers are about twenty by twenty four inches square. The floor is of solid twoluch oak, fastened with immense iron spikes. Mr Snyder says it has never been relaid within his recollection, and he is a mau over fifty years of age. The hinges on the main doors are of oak, and in length are the full width of the door, and they have never been renewed within his recollection, and probably have been there since the barn was built, something over a huudred and twenty-four years ago. We then walked up to tbe house, which is finely situated on a little rise of ground near Mount Marion. The view from here of the surrounding fields covered with fruit and grain is fine. Just over the front entrance and cut in the stones is the date of its erection 1750—and the following letters, W S, I S, J S, Mr S. and A S, the initials of those who assisted in the putting up of the building. The beams overhead in the sitting room are 17×10 inches in width. In this room there is one of those old-fashioned clocks that reach from the floor to the ceiling. It has been in the house since it was built; it keeps first-rate time and never has been repaired but once within Mr Snyder’s recollection. We were shown a sword used by Zachariah Snyder; a Quartermaster in the war of 1812; it is made of the finest of steel, and can be bent double. After partaking of an excellent supper with our hospitable friend we bade himself and family good night.

i. Annatje Hannah Snyder b. 29 Sep 1770 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; d. 1872 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; m1. 9 May 1790 Kingston DRC to Paulus Sax (b. 1762 in Athens, Greene, New York – d. 1804 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York) jm, of Catskill; Annatien and Paulus Sax had 2 sons, John P. and Benjamin Sax; m2. 4 Dec 1804 to Petrus “Peter” Dewitt (b. 24 Mar 1770 in Athens, Greene, New York – d. 1827 in Chippewa, Ontario, Canada) Peter’s parents were Evert DeWITT and [__?__].

Peter partitioned for land in Sunbury Co. New Brunswick in 1785, 1789, and 1793 and in York Co. in 1786. His father and brothers were also included on most partitions. There are no records of any land being granted to Peter while his father and brothers were all granted land.

Peter died Aug. 18, 1827 in a house fire in Salmon River, NB. The following death announcement was in Volume 3, No. 1137 of The New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Fredericton, York County, NB on Aug 28, 1827:

d. 18th inst., Salmon River, house fire, Peter DeWitt.

The following announcement regarding the settlement of Peter’s estate was in Volume 3, No. 1248 of The New Brunswick Royal Gazette, Fredericton, York County, NB on Oct 30, 1827:

Est. Peter DEWITT, Burton (Sunbury Co.) Admin. Abraham DEWITT John BROWN, 26 Oct. 1827

ii. Peter Snyder b. 13 Feb 1772 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; m ~1800 to Annatje Ham (b ~ 1775 in New York – d. 1820 in New York)

iii. Maria B Snyder b. 5 May 1774 in Katsbaan, Ulster, New York; d. 28 Mar 1794 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; Burial: Myer Family Ground; Mt Marion NY

iv. Rosina Snyder b. 13 Feb 1777 in Katsbaan, Ulster, New York; d. 21 Feb 1796 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York

v. Martin Snyder b. 3 Feb 1779 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; d. 15 Nov 1876 in Flatbush, Ulster, New York; m. his half cousin once removed Sarah “Sally” Brink (b: 4 Nov 1790 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York – d. 27 Mar 1881 in Flatbush, Ulster) Sarah’s parents were Adam Brink (1763 – 1843) and Catharina Snyder (1760 – 1805) and her grandparents were Cornelius BRINK and Annetje Jannetje WINNE

vi. Rachel Snyder b, 18 Nov 1781 in Katsbaan, Ulster, New York; d. Ulster, New York

vii. Sarah Snyder b. 18 Nov 1781 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York

viii. Catharine Snyder b. 4 Jan 1784 in Kingston, Ulster, New York

ix. Jacob Snyder b. 4 Mar 1788 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York; d. 11 Jan 1867 in Saugerties Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Saugerties; m1. Nelly [__?__] (b. 1786 – d. 25 Oct 1851; m2. Selina Gillespy (b. 1812 – d. 23 Mar 1860)




The early history of Saugerties, 1660-1825 (Volume 2) Benjamin Myer. [from old catalog] Brink.


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  8. Matthew Coburn says:

    Jacob Cornelisse Brink is my 8th Grandfather as well. It’s a small world!

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