Descendants of Jan Woutersen Van Den Bosch
JAN WOUTERSEN VAN DEN BOSCH was our original Dutch "Bush" ancestor that emigrated from Ravesteyn, Netherlands in 1659 on the ship De Trouw (The Faith). In April of 1665 he was listed as a Burgher and an inhabitant of New Amsterdam (New York). He owned salt meadows in Flatbush in the year 1667 and he took the Oath of Allegiance on September 26, 1687. Jan Woutersen Van Den Bosch and his wife Annetje Arents had a son named HENDRICK JANSEN VAN DEN BOSCH who is our direct ancestor.
HENDRICK JANSEN VAN DEN BOSCH was born in 1663 in Long Island, New York and was the only known child of Jan Woutersen to settle in Ulster County, New York and use the surnames of Van Den Bosch, Bos and Bush. Ten of his siblings settled elsewhere. Hendrick Jansen and his wife Maria DuBois had three children together, one of which was JACOBUS BUSH, our direct ancestor.
JACOBUS BUSH was born in 1691 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York. He was baptized at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church. On December 6, 1711 he married Eycke Vandermerke at the Kingston RDC. Jacobus and Eycke had seven children together, one of which was THOMAS BUSH, our direct ancestor.
THOMAS BUSH was born in 1714 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York. He was named after his maternal grandfather - Thomas Vandermark. On March 9, 1739 at the age of 25, Thomas married Elisabeth Maria Merkel at the Kingston Reformed Dutch Church. Thomas and Elisabeth had seven children, one of which was FREDERICK BUSH, our direct ancestor.
FREDERICK BUSH was born in 1743 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York. Frederick was a supporter of the Patriot cause in the Revolutionary War and because of this, the Indians who were aligned with the Tories kidnapped three of his children in 1781 including his son with Tanneke Krom - CORNELIUS FREDERICK BUSH, our direct ancestor.
CORNELIUS FREDERICK BUSH was born on January 9, 1777 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York and died on July 13, 1853.
Cornelius Frederick was kidnapped by the Indians at the age of five and spent several years being raised by the Indians before being found and returned to his family. So I think it's safe to assume he had rather an eventful and I would think - traumatic childhood. And just THINK - if the course of events had been a little different and the Indians hadn't spared his life and taken care of him until he was eventually rescued - A LOT OF US WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY!
But thankfully - he was finally returned to his home, grew up and married Elizabeth Coens (Coons). Elizabeth was born on June 10, 1783 and died on December 21, 1853.
Cornelius Frederick and Elizabeth had ten children - their children were: Cornelius, Jr., Isaac Cornelius, Jost Coens, Caty (Catharine), Annatje, Sarah (Sally), Jacob Coon, Margaret, Magdalene (Lany) and HENRY BUSH, our direct ancestor.
HENRY BUSH was born in 1810 in the town of Olive, Ulster County, New York and died on August 30, 1886 in the town of Marbletown. On December 4, 1841 at the age of 31, Henry married Catharine DuBois who was born on December 7, 1821 - the daughter of James Oliver DuBois and Elizabeth Davis. Catharine died in 1888. Both she and Henry are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge, Ulster County, New York.
Henry was a farmer like most of his ancestors before him and as you'll see from his obituary printed in the Kingston Argus on September 7, 1886 - he was still actively working at his "profession" at the age of 76 when he died from injuries sustained in an "accident" while working with one of his sons on the farm.
Henry and Catharine had eight children - Hiram, Sarah E. John James, Mary Catharine, Elizabeth A. (Eliza), Cornelia, Ann and ALBERT BUSH - our direct ancestor.
ALBERT BUSH was born on June 15, 1846 in Atwood, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York and died on May 20, 1917 at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 5 days in Middletown, Orange Co., New York.
On December 28, 1867, at the age of 21, Albert married Mary Jane Krom. Mary Jane was born on February 27, 1851 in Marbletown, New York and died just a couple of weeks before her 50th birthday on February 5, 1901.
Albert was a farmer and also had his own store - located on Rt. 213 in Marbletown.
The above photo is of Albert's store. The picture below is of his home.
After Mary Jane Krom's death - Albert remarried to a widow - Hannah C. Markle on March 11, 1905. Hannah was the daughter of William H. Morey and Mary VanDermark. Here is a photo of Albert and Hannah.
Hannah died in 1916 - the year before Albert and is buried with her first husband at the Winchell Community Ground, 1 mile west of Stone Ridge. Albert is buried with his first wife and mother of his children - Mary Jane Krom at Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge, Ulster County, New York.
Albert and Mary Jane had five children - Mabel, John H., Ida M., Vina C. and FREDERICK BUSH, our direct ancestor.
FREDERICK BUSH was born on September 12, 1880 in Atwood, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York and died on December 12, 1915 at the age of only 35. On October 27, 1900 - at the age of 20 - Frederick married Ada Ennist, daughter of Charles Ennist and Stella C. Vandermark. Ada was born on October 27, 1882 in Marbletown. She married Frederick on her 18th birthday. Below is a photo of Fred and Ada Bush.
Fred and Ada had five children together - but twin girls born on June 14, 1901 apparently died at birth. Their other three children were Justin (Jay), Percy and MACEL GERTRUDE BUSH, my beloved grandmother.
MACEL GERTRUDE BUSH was born on July 18, 1905 in the town of Olive, Ulster County, New York.
On May 29, 1926 at the age of 20, Macel married Cuthbert Marshall in Stone Ridge, Ulster County, New York. Cuthbert was born on February 5, 1902 in the town of Olive, Ulster County, New York and was the son of Isaac A. Marshall and Mary E. Thompson. The following is a photo of Macel Bush and Cuthbert Marshall.
Macel Gertrude Bush Marshall died on June 8, 1977 at the age of 71. She was a very special person and will live on in the hearts and memories of her friends and family forever.