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            b ca 1770/73

            d ca 1816 Riga, Genesee Co., NY



               Dorothea Sullivan (Dolly)

                        dau of John (d 1819) & Elizabeth (d 1789) (Cooper) Sullivan of Duanesburg, NY

                        John s/o Charles & Dorothea (Luther) Sullivan

            bp 8May1773 NY Duanesburg, NY

                                    Wit: Charles & Agnes Sullivan

            d   Nov1853 Barre, Orleans Co., NY (At her dau Anna's)


               Dorothea mar 2nd ca 1816 Benajah Thompson

                        (Benajah li Duanesburg, Albany Co 1790)


Estate Book 1, pg 138, file #6.  Bond by Benj Thompson, John McVran & Lemuel Pall 20Sep1816.

Surrogate Box 6: Inventory in Genesee Co., NY 17Oct1816 "This is to certify that Dorothy Thompson, late widow of John VanNocker do for myself choose and appoint Benajah Thompson, now my lawful husband, to settle the estate of John VanNocker deceased."  Estate appraised at $243.25


            Dorothea mar 3rd Frederick Hetsler (d 1835)

                        fa of George F Hetsler



            + Margaret            b   Oct1794                mar P Bliss/ Van Guilder/L Bragg

              Henry                                     d Calhoun Co., MI (per O. J. Leland)

              Gideon             b 10Jan1799             (Duanesburg Church Records)

Probably lived in Barre near his sister E Martin. A Gideon  articled land there and had an account with Frisbee in Holley, Orleans Co. NY (1821)

            + Elizabeth             b 26Oct1800             (Duanesburg) mar Marcus Martin b VT.

              Mary             b  1Aug1802               ((Bapt at Duanesburg on 6Jan1803))

            + Lydia             b 21Apr1804                mar George F Hetzler

              Dorothy             b  1Mar1806             mar 1st Seth Kendall, 2nd Wm Kendall

                                                                        had son Luther, went to WI.

            + Catherine             b  1Mar1806            mar Jeremiah Woodward

            + John             b      1808    mar 4 times

            + Anna                         b 24Feb1810            mar George Hetzler/A Schoonover

            + Jacob   b   ca 1813    mar Electa ? b VT.

            + David   b 19Oct1815            mar 3 times


   Chenango Co., NY Land Records: Transcribed Deed Book D, p 563 1794 Nov 1 John Van Aker of Ulster Co. NY was conveyed land by I. Lincklaen, Atty for Herman LeRoy & Wm Bayerd 126£ 15s 9d.  DeRuyter Twp., Herkimer Co. 126 a 1 rd 37 perch. Deed Bk DD, p 169 Chenango Co, 1794, John VanAker of Ulster DeRuyter Twp Herkimer Co. John I Dorn & Wife Mary transferred to Abraham Dorn (son) part of land in Pitcher in 1815.


John & Dorothea VN lived in Duanesburg, NY before going to Riga.

John an early settler of Chenango Co. NY.


   [(1800 Duanesburg in Albany Co. now Schenectady, formed in 1809. There are several references to Chili, MONROE CO., NY, but Monroe Co wasn't formed until 1821 from Genesee & Ontario. Genesee Co formed in 1802 from Ontario. Chili formed from Riga in 1822.)]


1800 census Dereuter town (sic), Chenango Co., NY pg 986:

          John: 2 males & 2 females under 10 male 26‑45

            Gideon: 1 male under 10 1 male 16‑26, 1 fem 16-26.

1808 in German, Chenango Co., NY.

1810 census Madison, Lenox, NY: Gideon, John & Henry.

1850 Dorothy is living with Marcus Martin family.