Terhune Family

PART TWO

Descendants of Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen

Generation One

1. Reverend Theodorus Jacobus1 Frelinghuysen (Johannes HenricusA) was baptized November 6, 169247 in Lingen, East Friesland, and died between 1747 and 1748 in Somerset County, New Jersey. He married Eva Jans Terhune1, daughter of Jan Albertse Terhune and Margrietje Van Sicklen. She was born between 1693 and 1698 in Flatlands, Kings County, New York and died about 1750.

Reverend Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen immigrated from the Netherlands in January 1720 and subsequently arrived in New Jersey. He was buried between 1747 and 1748 in the Elm Ridge Cemetery, New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Eva Jans Terhune was named after Eva Antonise Jansen, her maternal grandmother.

The children of Theodorus Frelinghuysen and Eva Terhune were:

    i. Reverend Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen2 was baptized May 26, 1723 at Somerset County, New Jersey3 and died in 1759 at sea4. He had no children.

    Reverend Theodorus Jacobus2 Frelinghuysen was Ordained on October 04, 1745 at the Classis of Amsterdam, Netherlands and was called to Albany, New York to succeed Dominee Cornelius Van Shie5, 6.

    He was an earnest advocate of the Coetus against the strong opposition of his consistory6.

    He was the originator and a most active worker to establish a Dutch college in New York6.

    On April 15, 1755 Theodorus Frelinghuysen issued the famous call for a special meeting of the Coetus for May 30, 1755, which organized the American Classis and split the church into Coetus and Conferentie parties and started the movement for the independence of the Reformed Dutch Church in America from the Classis in Amsterdam6, 15.

    On October 10, 1759, he sailed for Europe in the interest of these last two projects and was lost at sea on his return voyage, sometime after May 14, 1760, when he wrote to the Classis of Amsterdam from Rotterdam6.

    2. ii. Reverend John Frelinghuysen, born 1727, Somerset County, New Jersey and died September 05, 1754 at Flatlands, Kings County. New York.
    iii. Reverend Jacobus Frelinghuysen was born about 1730 and died June 18, 17537. He had no children. Reverend Jacobus Frelinghuysen was Ordained on July 17, 1752 at the Classis of Amsterdam, Netherlands. While returning home, he died at sea of smallpox.
    iv. Reverend Ferdinandus Frelinghuysen was born about 1732 and died June 11, 17538. He had no children. Reverend Ferdinandus Frelinghuysen was Ordained on July 17, 1752 at the Classis of Amsterdam, Netherlands. During his return voyage home, he died at sea of smallpox.
    v. Reverend Henricus Frelinghuysen was born about 1735 and died before October 04, 1757 in Ulster County, New York9 of smallpox9. Henricus Frelinghuysen was Ordained in 1757 by the Coetus at Marbletown, Ulster County, New York10.
    vi. Margaret Frelinghuysen was born November 12, 1737 and died December 23, 1757 at Jamaica, Queens County, New York.
    vii. Anna Frelinghuysen was born in 1738 and died May 03, 1810. She married Reverend William Jackson about September 1757 in New York.11, 12 He was born before June 14, 173212 and died July 25, 1813.

Generation Two

Though Theodorus Frelinghuysen and his wife Eva had five sons and two daughters. The untimely deaths of so many of their children, in their prime, left only one grandson to continue the Frelinghuysen name into posterity. Therefore, the success, fame and contributions of Frelinghuysen's descendents become all the more remarkable.

2. Reverend John Frelinghuysen (Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born 1727 in Somerset County, New Jersey and died September 05, 1754 in Flatlands, Kings County New York15. He married Dinah Van Bergh February 17, 1750 in Amsterdam, Netherlands16. She was born February 10, 1725 in Amsterdam, Netherlands17, 18 and died March 26, 1807 in New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey19.

Reverend John Frelinghuysen was Ordained July 21, 1749 by the Classis of Amsterdam, Netherlands22. He died of pneumonia in 1754 and was buried in the Old Somerville Cemetery, Somerset County, New Jersey20, 21.

John Frelinghuysen and Dinah Van Bergh were married February 17, 1750 in Amsterdam, Netherlands23.

The children of John Frelinghuysen and Dinah Van Bergh are:

    4. i. Eva3 Frelinghuysen, born February 04, 1751, New Jersey and died February 05, 1826.
    5. ii. General Frederick Theodorus Frelinghuysen I was born April 13, 1753 at Three Mile Run, Somerset County, New Jersey and died April 13, 1804.

3. Margaret2 Frelinghuysen (Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born November 12, 1737 and died December 23, 1757 in Jamaica, Queens County, New York. She married Reverend Thomas F. Romeyn June 29, 1756. He died October 22, 1794.

Thomas Romeyn and Margaret Frelinghuysen were married Jun 29, 1756.

Child of Margaret Frelinghuysen and Thomas Romeyn was:

    i. Reverend Theodorus Frelinghuysen3 Romeyn born November 28, 1757 and died September 1786. Reverend Theodorus Frelinghuysen Romeyn was a Pastor at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey in 1784.

Generation Three

4. Eva3 Frelinghuysen (John2, Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born February 04, 1751 in New Jersey and died February 05, 1826. She married Caspar Van Nostrand in 1769. He was born 1745 in New Jersey and died August 14, 1828 in New York. Caspar Van Nostrand and Eva Frelinghuysen were married in 1769.

Children of Eva Frelinghuysen and Caspar Van Nostrand were:

    i. Dina4 Van Nostrand was born June 05, 1777 at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey.
    ii. Geertje Van Nostrand was baptized May 19, 1778 at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey.
    iii. Maria Van Nostrand was baptized March 04, 1781 at Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey.

I have seen unsourced reports of the following children of Eva and Caspar Van Nostrand, but this information needs to be checked for accuracy. A conflict can already be noted in the birth and baptism dates of Dina Van Nostrand and Geertje Van Nostrand.

    i. Jane Van Nostrand born 12 March 1770
    ii. Johannes (John) Van Nostrand born 24 April 1772
    iii. Dina Van Nostrand born 9 May 1774
    iv. Anna Van Nostrand born about 1775 to 1785
    v. Geertje (Gertrude) Van Nostrand born 30 April 1777
    vi. Wynetche Van Nostrand born 9 October 1778
    vii. Maria Van Nostrand
    viii. Hannah Van Nostrand born 21 March 1783
    ix. Frederick Frelinghuysen Van Nostrand born 18 June 1785
    x. Laura Van Nostrand born 31 October 1787
    xi. Jacobus Vanderveer Van Nostrand born 15 March 1789
    xii. James Van Nostrand born 12 March 1790
    xiii. Nellie Van Nostrand born 6 September 1792
    xiv. Rachel Van Nostrand born 12 April 1795

5. General Frederick Theodorus3 Frelinghuysen I (John2, Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born Apr 13, 1753 in Three Mile Run, New Jersey23 and died April 13, 1804. He married first, Gertrude25 Schenck January 10, 1775 in Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey, daughter of Henry Schenck and Magdalen. She was born about December 02, 1752 and died March 11, 1794. He married second, Ann Yard24. She was born 1764 and died December 29, 1839 in New Jersey.

General Frederick Theodorus Frelinghuysen46 was a lawyer and was admitted to the Bar in 1774. He served in the Revolutionary War and in February 15, 1776, was appointed Major in Colonel Stewart's battalion of minutemen26. In June 1778, he took part in the battle of Monmouth Court House in Monmouth County, New Jersey. From 1775 to 1776, he was a Member of the Provincial Congress of New Jersey. From 1778 to 1779 and again from 1782 to 1783, he was elected to and served in the Continental Congress. From 1793 to 1796 he was a Senator from New Jersey in the United States Senate. He was buried in the Weston Burying Ground, Somerset County, New Jersey

Ann Yard was buried in the Hillsborough Reformed Church churchyard Cemetery, Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey24.

Children of Frederick Frelinghuysen and Gertrude Schenck were:

(See Family Group Sheet, page 30)

Children of Frederick Frelinghuysen and Ann Yard are:

Generation Four

6. General John Frederick4 Frelinghuysen (Frederick Theodorus3, John2, Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born March 21, 1776 and died April 10, 1833. He married first Louisa Mercer. She died before November 181134. He married second Elizabeth Mercereau Van Vechten on November 13, 181132. General John Frederick Frelinghuysen33 was baptized May 05, 1776 at the Raritan Reformed Dutch Church, Somerset County, New Jersey. He was a Lawyer and was admitted to the Bar in 1797. He was buried in 1833 in the Old Somerville Cemetery, Somerset County, New Jersey33.

Children of John Frelinghuysen and Louisa Mercer were:

Children of John Frelinghuysen and Elizabeth Mercereau Van Vechten were:

7. Frederick Theodore4 Frelinghuysen II (Frederick Theodorus3, John2, Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born November 07, 1788 in Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey34 and died November 10, 1820 in Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey34. He Married Jane Dumont35 on August 04, 181235, daughter of Peter Baptiste Dumont. She was born December 01, 1791 and died May 28, 1875.

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen II was a Lawyer and was admitted to the Bar in 1810.36 He was buried in 1820 in the Weston Burying Ground, Somerset County, New Jersey.

Jane Dumont was buried in 1875 in the Dumont Cemetery, Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey37

Children of Frederick Frelinghuysen and Jane Dumont were:

Generation Five

8. Frederick Theodore5 Frelinghuysen III (Frederick Theodore4, Frederick Theodorus3, John2, Theodorus Jacobus1, Johannes HenricusA) was born August 04, 1817 in Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey39 and died May 20, 1885 in Newark, New Jersey40. He married Matilda Griswold January 25, 184241.

Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen III, following his father's death in 1820, was adopted by his uncle, Theodore Jacobus4 Frelinghuysen and his wife Charlotte Mercer. He was a lawyer and was admitted to the Bar in 183944. From December 1866 to 1869 and from 1871 to 1877, he was a United States Senator from New Jersey44. He voted for the impeachment of President Johnson. He was buried in 1885 in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey in Section M Lot 44-45, 58-5942

Frederick Frelinghuysen and Matilda Griswold married January 25, 184245.

Children of Frederick Frelinghuysen and Matilda Griswold were:

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