Early New Netherlands Settlers


Matthew <Thomas> Griggs

30 November 2014

Generation 1 1. Matthew <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=72738), son of Thomas <?> Griggs was born about 1739) and Sarah <?> ? Griggs, who was born about 1761 at South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died before 1830 at Peru, Miami County, Indiana at 69 years of age. He married about 1785 Susan Sophia <?> Mershon Griggs (Rn=72737), who was born about 1767. First Residence- South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Second Residence- Peru, Miami County, Indiana. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=stewart2008] Children of Matthew <Thomas> Griggs and Susan Sophia <?> Mershon were as follows: + 2. i. Thomas <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83154), who was born 19 May 1786 and married Catherine <William> Updike Griggs (Rn=83153). + 3. ii. William Mershon <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=72740), who was born 02 July 1789 and married Catherine <James> Lake Griggs (Rn=72739). + 4. iii. Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83156) and married Anna <?> Scott Griggs (Rn=83157). 5. iv. Sarah <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1792). + 6. v. Susan <Matthew> Griggs Stryker (Rn=35007), who was born 11 January 1795 and married Jacob Probasco <John> Stryker (Rn=34973). 7. vi. Julia Ann <Matthew> Griggs Van Pelt was born about 1797 and died 28 June 1859 in Conquest, Cayuga County, New York) {John was born about 1800 and died 15 April 1882 in Cayuga County, New York)}. + 8. vii. David <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83214), who was born 28 August 1799 and married Ann <?> McDaniel Griggs (Rn=83213). Generation 2 2. Thomas <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83154), who was born 19 May 1786 at Montgomery, Somerset County, New Jersey and died June 1848 at 61 years of age. He married first, 21 July 1811 at Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey Catherine <William> Updike Griggs (Rn=83153), who was born about 1794 at Montgomery, Somerset County, New Jersey and died October 1843 at 49 years of age, daughter of William <?> Updike and Naomi <?> Johnson Updike and married second, 23 January 1845 at Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey Maria <John> Wyckoff Griggs/Griggs/Abrams (Rn=83155), who was born 18 April 1801 at Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died after 1860 at South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey at 58 years of age, a daughter of John <Aert> Wyckoff (Rn=72786) and Elizabeth <William> Kouwenhoven Wyckoff (Rn=72787). Buried at 28 June 1848. Buried at Presbyterian Church churchyard cemetery, Kingston, Somerset County, New Jersey. First Residence- Montgomery, Somerset County, New Jersey. Second Residence- Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Third Residence- Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of Thomas <Matthew> Griggs and Catherine <William> Updike were as follows: 9. i. Elias Updike <Thomas> Griggs was born 20 December 1812) (married 24 February 1841) [Ruth <Thomas> Dean was born 31 March 1822 and died February 1854)]. 10. ii. William <Thomas> Griggs was born about 1814) (married 19 March 1840) [Isabella Dean was born 14 November 1821 and died 5 March 1895)]. 11. iii. Charles Updike <Thomas> Griggs was born October 1817) (married 13 September 1840) [Elizabeth Longstreet was born January 1819 and died February 1895)]. + 12. iv. Matthew <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=72778), who was born about 1835 and married Gertrude Henrietta <Peter> Meserole Griggs (Rn=72777). 13. v. Johnson Updike <Thomas> Griggs was born 20 September 1822). 14. vi. Julia Ann <Thomas> Griggs Golden was born about 1823) (married 18 December 1844) {Philip was born 28 August 1818 and died after 1880)}. 15. vii. Thomas <Thomas> Griggs was born 7 April 1827 and died before 1833). 16. viii. David <Thomas> Griggs was born 12 June 1831) (married 11 March 1855) [Martha J <William> Burton was born 256 July 1833 and died July 1908)]. + 17. ix. Thomas <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=83230), who was born 07 April 1827 and married Clarissa <Peter> Meserole Griggs/Wyckoff (Rn=83231). Thomas <Matthew> Griggs and Maria <John> Wyckoff did not have any children by this marriage. 3. William Mershon <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=72740), who was born 02 July 1789 and died 21 December 1848 at 59 years of age. He married 05 March 1812 Catherine <James> Lake Griggs (Rn=72739), who was born 05 April 1796 at Harlingen, Somerset County, New Jersey and was baptized at Reformed Dutch Church, Harlingen, Somerset County, New Jersey and died 05 December 1861 at 65 years of age, a daughter of James <Jacobus> Lake (Rn=72766) and Susannah <David> Covenhoven Lake/Stout (Rn=72767). Buried at 21 December 1848. Buried at Reformed Dutch Church churchyard cemetery, Blawenburg, Somerset County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Children of William Mershon <Matthew> Griggs and Catherine <James> Lake were as follows: 18. i. Susan <William> Griggs was born 16 December 1812 and died 19 November 1874). 19. ii. Harriet <William> Griggs Vanderveer (Rn=72749), who was born 07 August 1814 and died 23 May 1886 at 71 years of age. She married Peter <Garret> Vanderveer (Rn=72764), who was born 1813 and died Jul 1854 at 41 years of age, a son of Garret <Peter> Vanderveer (Rn=38197) and Mary <?> Marlett Vanderveer (Rn=62914). Buried at Rocky Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill, Somerset County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] 20. iii. David Covenhoven <William> Griggs was born 9 April 1816 and died 19 August 1818). 21. iv. Martha Ann <William> Griggs was born 10 June 1818 and died 30 October 1836). 22. v. Sarah <William> Griggs was born 11 February 1821 and died 22 January 1887). + 23. vi. John S <William> Griggs (Rn=56442) and married Sarah <John> Van Zandt Griggs (Rn=31887). 24. vii. Catherine <William> Griggs Weart (Rn=72765), who was born 22 November 1828 and died 23 April 1897 at 68 years of age. She married 04 December 1850 William Alfred <Spencer> Weart (Rn=72769), who was born 02 July 1827 at Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey and died 07 January 1917 at Blawenburg, Somerset County, New Jersey at 89 years of age, a son of Spencer <?> Weart and Sarah <?> Garrison Waert. Buried at Blawenburg Cemetery, Blawenburg, Somerset County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] 25. viii. James Edgar <William> Griggs was born 16 August 1836 and died 28 October 1877) [Eugenia <Cristobak> Ascarate was born November 1849 in Chihuahua, Mexico and died 1923 Mesilla, Dona Ana County, New Mexico)]. 4. Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83156). He married about 1806 Anna <?> Scott Griggs (Rn=83157), who was born about 1784 and died after 1870 at Piqua, Miami County, Ohio at 86 years of age. Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of Matthew <Matthew> Griggs and Anna <?> Scott were as follows: 26. i. John H <Matthew> Griggs was born 22 October 1807 and died 25 July 1880) (married 15 March 1830) [Jane <William> Wells was born 1 March 1809 and died after 1880)]. 27. ii. Charles S <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1808) (married 17 October 1837) [Rebecca R Upton was born October 1817 and died June 1904)]. 28. iii. George W <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1811 and died after 1880). 29. iv. James M <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1813 and died after 1865) (married 1851) [Elizabeth Jane Brown was born 7 January 1825 and died 4 January 1907)]. 30. v. Mary <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1825). 31. vi. Susan J <Matthew> Griggs Dickerson was born March 1828 and died 1905) {Samuel J was born May 1818 and died after 1907)}. 6. Susan <Matthew> Griggs Stryker (Rn=35007), who was born 11 January 1795 at Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey and died 21 January 1863 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at 68 years of age. She married 15 November 1816 at Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey Jacob Probasco <John> Stryker (Rn=34973), who was born 19 August 1794 at Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey and died 21 September 1872 at Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at 78 years of age, a son of John <Abraham> Stryker (Rn=34666) and Lammetje <?> Probasco Stryker (Rn=35005). Religion 1-- Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. First Residence- Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey. Second Residence- Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Third Residence- Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. Source [The Stryker Family by William N Stryker 1979 page 154, 551, 561] Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Children of Jacob Probasco <John> Stryker and Susan <Matthew> Griggs were as follows: 32. i. Ann G <Jacob> Stryker Naylor was born 1817 and died 1843) {Asa}. 33. ii. William Mershom <Jacob> Stryker was born 1819 and died 1885 and married 1847) [Isabelle Jane McCandliss] (died 1903)]. 34. iii. Samuel Kerr <Jacob> Stryker was born 1821 and died 1846). 35. iv. Lamithe Probasco <Jacob> Stryker Snively was born 1823 and married 1840) {John M}. 36. v. James Henry <Jacob> Stryker was born 1825 and died 1842). 37. vi. Catharine A <Jacob> Stryker Pickard was born 1829 and died 1907 and married 1854) {Thomas R}. 38. vii. Charles W <Jacob> Stryker was born 1827 and died 1828). 39. viii. Susan Griggs <Jacob> Stryker Wakefield was born 1831 and died 1896 and married 1851) {William}. 40. ix. Mary Snook <Jacob> Stryker Ellis/Martin was born 1834 and married 1851) {William Edward} (married 1866) {John H}. 41. x. Jacob Probasco <Jacob> Stryker was born 1835 and died 1835). 42. xi. Sarah Elizabeth <Jacob> Stryker Griggs/Beck was born 1837 and died 1903 and married 1856) {Charles} (married 1869) {Metcalf}. 43. xii. Mary Snook <Jacob> Stryker Martin was born 1834 and married 1851) {William}. 44. xiii. William Mershom <Jacob> Stryker was born 1819 and died 1885 and married 1847) [Isabelle Jane McCandliss]. 45. xiv. Lamithe Probasco <Jacob> Stryker Snively was born 1823) {?}. 46. xv. Catharine A <Jacob> Stryker Peckard was born 1829 and died 1907) {Thomas R}. 8. David <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83214), who was born 28 August 1799 and died at March 1880. He married about 1820 Ann <?> McDaniel Griggs (Rn=83213), who was born 28 April 1801 and died November 1879 at 77 years of age. Buried at 05 March 1880. Buried at Westminster Cemetery, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of David <Matthew> Griggs and Ann <?> McDaniel were as follows: 47. i. Henry M <David> Griggs was born October 1821) (married 4 June 1842) [Jane Hays was born about 1815 and died 1864)] (married 21 June 1866) [Catharine E McDonald was born March 1844 and died 1925)]. 48. ii. Mary <David> Griggs was born 31 January 1825). 49. iii. son <David> Griggs was born about 1826 and died after 1840). 50. iv. Ellen E <David> Griggs was born 19 March 1828). + 51. v. David G <David> Griggs (Rn=72770), who was born 04 March 1836 and married Sarah Elizabeth <Dominicus> Mershon Griggs (Rn=72771). 52. vi. Catherine <David> Griggs Rowland was born 12 June 1839 and died May 1911) (married 4 December 1863) {Cornelius Stryker was baptized 5 September 1841 and died March 1911)}. 53. vii. Matthew <David> Griggs was born April 1843). 54. viii. Catherine <David> Griggs was born 12 June 1839). Generation 3 12. Matthew <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=72778), who was born about 1835. He married 19 December 1855 at First Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey Gertrude Henrietta <Peter> Meserole Griggs (Rn=72777), who was born 03 March 1841 at New Jersey and died December 1874 at 32 years of age, a daughter of Peter <?> Meserole (Rn=83234) and Catherine Phebe <?> ? Meserole (Rn=83233). Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of Matthew <Thomas> Griggs and Gertrude Henrietta <Peter> Meserole were as follows: 55. i. Clarissa <Matthew> Griggs was born December 1856). + 56. ii. Charles <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=72776), who was born about 1857 and married Isabelle Mershon <John> Dey Griggs (Rn=72775). 57. iii. Julia Ann <Matthew> Griggs was born June 1859). 58. iv. Castella <Matthew> Griggs was born July 1860). 59. v. Maryetta <Matthew> Griggs was born 9 January 1862). 60. vi. Catherine <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1863). + 61. vii. Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83212), who was born July 1865 and married Ella E <David> Griggs Griggs (Rn=83211). 62. viii. Caroline <Matthew> Griggs Terhune was born April 1868 and died 1929) (married 25 March 1896) {John A was born November 1870 and died 1953)}. 63. ix. Emma <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1870). 64. x. David <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83224), who was born December 1874 and died after 1930 at 56 years of age. He married 10 March 1909 Etta S <Luther> Schenck Griggs (Rn=83223), who was born about 1887 and died after 1930 at 43 years of age. Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] 17. Thomas <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=83230), who was born 07 April 1827 at New Jersey and died June 1858 at 30 years of age. He married about September 1850 at New Jersey Clarissa <Peter> Meserole Griggs/Wyckoff (Rn=83231), who was born 22 March 1831 at New Jersey and died October 1895 at 63 years of age, a daughter of Peter <?> Meserole (Rn=83234) and Catherine Phebe <?> ? Meserole (Rn=83233). Buried at 13 June 1858. Buried at Westminster Cemetery, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of Thomas <Thomas> Griggs and Clarissa <Peter> Meserole were as follows: 65. i. Catherine <Thomas> Griggs Giles was born 5 April 1852) (married about 12 May 1888) {William H was born 10 February 1844)}. 66. ii. Julia Ann <Thomas> Griggs was born about 1852 and died after 1860). 67. iii. Emeline <Thomas> Griggs was born February 1856 and died after 1920). 68. iv. Thomas <Thomas> Griggs was born June 1855). 69. v. Peter Meserole <Thomas> Griggs was born July 1858). 23. John S <William> Griggs (Rn=56442). He married 04 December 1850 Sarah <John> Van Zandt Griggs (Rn=31887), who was born 17 November 1825 and died 08 July 1888 at 62 years of age, a daughter of John <Bernardus> Van Zandt (Rn=31709) and Ann <Stephen> Voorhees Van Zandt (Rn=23790). Source [The Sutphen Family by Van Tassel Sutphen 1926 page 29] Source [The Van Voorhees Family by Elias Van Voorhis 1888 page 117] Source [The Van Voorhees Family in America by Florence A Christoph 2003 page 11] Children of John S <William> Griggs and Sarah <John> Van Zandt were as follows: 70. i. James L <John> Griggs was born 1851 and died 1924) (of Somerville, New Jersey). 71. ii. John Van Zandt <John> Griggs was born 1853 and died 1926) (of Rocky Hill, New Jersey). 72. iii. Anna C <John> Griggs Whitlock (Rn=83133), who was born 1856 and died 1941 at 85 years of age. She married Spencer <John> Whitlock (Rn=83132), who was born July 1856 and died about 1920 at 64 years of age, a son of John Van Horn <Garret> Whitlock (Rn=83130) and Ocey <?> Garrison Whitlock (Rn=83131). Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=srw123] 51. David G <David> Griggs (Rn=72770), who was born 04 March 1836 at New Jersey and died November 1903 at 66 years of age. He married 13 January 1858 at Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey Sarah Elizabeth <Dominicus> Mershon Griggs (Rn=72771), who was born 03 April 1839 at Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey and was baptized at Second Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died 01 April 1917 at 77 years of age, a daughter of Dominicus Covenhoven <William> Mershon (Rn=72762) and Gertrude <Isaac> Snedeker Mershon (Rn=28649). Buried at 19 November 1903. Buried at Dayton Cemetery, Dayton, Middlesex County, New Jersey. First Residence- Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Children of David G <David> Griggs and Sarah Elizabeth <Dominicus> Mershon were as follows: 73. i. Anna G <David> Griggs was born 30 January 1859 and died 10 August 1859). 74. ii. Marietta <David> Griggs was born 1 July 1860 and died 27 September 1860). 75. iii. Cornelia <David> Griggs was born 30 May 1862 and died 22 August 1921). + 76. iv. Ella E <David> Griggs Griggs (Rn=83211) and married Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83212). 77. v. Elizabeth M <David> Griggs Hausser was born 12 November 1866) (married about 1885) {Jacob E was born December 1865)}. + 78. vi. Matthew <David> Griggs (Rn=83210), who was born 26 January 1869 and married Mary E <Jacob> Wyckoff Griggs (Rn=83209). 79. vii. William M <David> Griggs was born May 1872 and died after 1900). 80. viii. James Elmer <David> Griggs was born January 1874) (married 9 August 1900) [Lora May <John> Voorhees was born about 1876 and died 1949)]. 81. ix. David <David> Griggs was born December 1876 and died 1960) (married 28 November 1901) [Lulu May <John> Culver was born November 1876 and died 1949)]. 82. x. Ann <David> Griggs was born 5 January 1880 and died 29 March 1880). 83. xi. Clarence S <David> Griggs was born January 1881) (married about 1918) [Ellen L]. Generation 4 56. Charles <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=72776), who was born about 1857. He married 30 January 1884 at First Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey Isabelle Mershon <John> Dey Griggs (Rn=72775), who was born 11 April 1867 at Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey and was baptized at Second Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, a daughter of John W <Joseph> Dey (Rn=72772) and Eleanor <Dominicus> Mershon Dey (Rn=72773). Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Children of Charles <Matthew> Griggs and Isabelle Mershon <John> Dey were as follows: 84. i. Leroy <Charles> Griggs was born 8 June 1886 and died October 1972 at Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey) [Margaret C Martin]. 85. ii. Mable B <Charles> Griggs was born August 1891). 86. iii. John W <Charles> Griggs was born December 1896). 61. Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83212), who was born July 1865 at South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died 1949 at 84 years of age. He married 23 June 1886 at Dayton, Middlesex County, New Jersey Ella E <David> Griggs Griggs (Rn=83211), a daughter of David G <David> Griggs (Rn=72770) and Sarah Elizabeth <Dominicus> Mershon Griggs (Rn=72771). Buried at 1949. Buried at Brainerd Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. First Residence- South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Second Residence- Dayton, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Child of Matthew <Matthew> Griggs and Ella E <David> Griggs was as follows: 87. i. Raymond Snedeker <Matthew> Griggs was born 21 November 1889 and died February 1958) (married before 16 December 1910) [Jennie H Cox was born 2 January 1888 and died January 1986)]. 76. Ella E <David> Griggs Griggs (Rn=83211). She married 23 June 1886 at Dayton, Middlesex County, New Jersey Matthew <Matthew> Griggs (Rn=83212), who was born July 1865 at South Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died 1949 at 84 years of age, a son of Matthew <Thomas> Griggs (Rn=72778) and Gertrude Henrietta <Peter> Meserole Griggs (Rn=72777). Source [email from Frank L Griggs 17 April 2009 frankgriggs@juno.com] Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Child of Matthew <Matthew> Griggs and Ella E <David> Griggs was as follows: 88. i. Raymond Snedeker <Matthew> Griggs was born 21 November 1889 and died February 1958) (married before 16 December 1910) [Jennie H Cox was born 2 January 1888 and died January 1986)]. 78. Matthew <David> Griggs (Rn=83210), who was born 26 January 1869 at Middlesex County, New Jersey and was baptized at Second Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died 1919 at 49 years of age. He married 29 January 1889 at Middlesex County, New Jersey Mary E <Jacob> Wyckoff Griggs (Rn=83209), who was born 28 December 1867 and died 1931 at 63 years of age, a daughter of Jacob <?> Wyckoff and Tabitha <?> Britton Wyckoff. Baptized on August 1869. Buried at 1919. Buried at Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Religion 1-- Second Presbyterian Church, Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. First Residence- Middlesex County, New Jersey. Source [RootsWeb: WorldConnect: db=dave-griggs] Children of Matthew <David> Griggs and Mary E <Jacob> Wyckoff were as follows: 89. i. Walter J <Matthew> Griggs was born March 1895 and died after 2 January 1925 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey). 90. ii. Leslie <Matthew> Griggs Terhune was born 23 October 1896) (married 25 December 1924) [Clara <John> was born about 1902)]. 91. iii. Ruth Frances <Matthew> Griggs was baptized 20 June 1909 and died after 1930). 92. iv. Clara <Matthew> Griggs was born about 1812).