The Van Derpoel's of Holland
by Peggy Vanderpool Judkins
by Peggy Vanderpool Judkins
The surname Van Der poel was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands.
According to The Vanderpools in America, “during the Middle Ages family records were not always carefully preserved, and exact information as to such matters is not always to be had, but careful and thorough study makes it evident that from the year 1330 there were two distinguished, wealthy, powerful, and titled families in Holland bearing the name and arms of Vander Poel, one branch dating back to a period previous to the thirteenth century. One of these families was ennobled and enriched by William IV, King of Holland, from whom they claim descent, basing their claim upon the record that in 1330, William IV, King of Holland, Hainault, and Zealand, was united to the noble Lady Aleide van de Merwede, daughter of Daniel, the Chevalier van de Mersede, Lord of Geertuidenbergh, and upon their son Daniel, the King conferred the Fief and Castle Van Poelgeest near the village of Poel-dijk. Poel means marsh, Poel-dijk means the dyke on the marsh. Lord Daniel Vander Poel became a well-known character in the history of Holland and Hainault, a dauntless knight of approved valor.” More about the Vander Poels in Netherlands is detailed later in the book.
I have summarized and or copied the information concerning the Vander Poels from many sources including, The Family of Vander Poel by William Henry Belcher and Joseph Warren Belcher. This book was written in 1941 about the Belcher Family. There was a connection between the Belcher families and the Vander Poel families so the early data on the Vander Poels was included in their book. The author of this book said the Vander Poel historical summary was copied from The Vanderpool in America, published in 1924 in New York.
Other publications that was used in this book includes: The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany and the Van Derpoel genealogy by Col. William Van Derpoel Hannay, The Vanderpool in America, The Vanderpool newsletter, Linville Family History, historical summaries from Wikipedia, History of Dekalb County Tennessee by Will T. Hale, A Bicentennial History of Dekalb County, Tennessee by Thomas Gray Webb, The Dales of Eastern Shore Maryland and Tennessee by Clarice Neal, A Chronicle of the See family and their Kindred, written and compiled by Irene See Brasel (1892-1963). John Stuart’s Memorandum, Felis Renick’s account, 1826 Anne Royall book, Find a Grave for Frederick See, and Find a grave for Catherine Vanderpool, find a grave for others, Wiki Tree, Geni.com, ancestors.com, familysearch.org, internet searches, Wikipedia and earlier research in court records.
It has been my endeavor to make this booklet something more than a mere statistical listing. I have included much biographical and history of the time period and countries. I think our family through Gerrit Van Derpoel and his sons that first come to America is probably correct but the information earlier is sketchy but I think most of the people have some connection to our line. I am mainly focusing on the Vanderpool family but also including some of the spouses in my research.
This book includes only summaries of the family but the full trees on Vanderpool and spouses is included on ancestor.com under Vanderpool and Davis tree. Please set up a free access to ancestor.com and let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you full access to my account.
I am starting with the current Vanderpool and going to earlier dates. I have not included all information on children, brothers and sisters so everyone will have to make their own conclusion as to how they fit in the Vanderpool tree. I cannot guarantee that all names and dates are correct but hopefully most of them are correct.
I have also included histories of certain states and countries and certain times and events which includes Netherlands, Albany New York, Augusta Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Dekalb County, Tennessee, New Netherlands, and Indian Massacres. Most of these are from Wikipedia.
Peggy Vanderpool 31 August 1942 Smithville, TN, m. Douglas Judkins, March, 09, 1962
Darcy b. October 16, 1965, Hendersonville, TN - m. Jay White b. June 17, 1964, m. August
31, 1991 - Children: Addison, Bo, and Jason
Nicole b. June 30, 1971, Lebanon, TN, m. Gary Walicki b. October 6, 1971, m. April 21, 2001
children: Faith, Grace. Ava, and Michael
Father Vernie Vanderpool 1913 Smithville, TN - 1995 Smithville, TN
Mother Kina Slena Davis 1917 Smithville, TN - 2012 Smithville, TN
Mack Vernie Vanderpool b. 3 September, 1913, d. 4 March 1995, Smithville, TN. Vernie was a farmer growing strawberries, tobacco and other crops. Vernie m. Kina Slena (Lena) Davis on August 6, 1938 in Dekalb County, TN. Lena b. 06 September 1917, DeKalb County, TN and d. 23 February 2012, Smithville, TN.
Vernie and Lena were both members of Snow Hill Methodist Church. Both were buried in DeKalb County Memorial Gardens.
According to Lena, she was married by a Justice of the Peace in a drive thru and Lena and Vernie never got out of the car.
Peggy Vanderpool b. 31 Aug 1942, Smithville, TN m. 09 March 1962, Douglas Judkins b. 13 February 1942
Nina Vanderpool b. September 1948, Smithville, TN m. 24 Aug 1968, Calvin Christma b. 12 July 1942, d. 24 August, 2011
Grandfather Felix Vanderpool 1871 Smith Co, TN -1944 Smithville, TN Grandmother Hattie Curtis 1877 DeKalb Co., TN - 1950 Smithville, TN
Felix b. 19 April 1871 Smith County, Elmwood, d. 27 March 1944 Smithville, Tn. He married Hattie Ellen Curtis 21 Nov 1895 in DeKalb County, TN. Hattie b. 17 December 1877, d. 25 December 1950
Felix was listed as a farmer on census records.
William MccKinley (1896-1946)
Robert Reefer (1902-1927)
Ophelia May (1907-1995)
Mary Louvisa Jane (1910-1955)
Mack Vernie (1913-1995)
Betty Lucile (1915-1984)
Algie Lee (1920-1991)
Felix and Hattie were both buried at Snow Hill Methodist Church cemetery.
A 100 anniversary booklet for Snow Hill United Methodist Church was printed in 1976 which included the following information: “The Snows Hill Methodist Church in Smithville was originated in 1883, then known as the Manhill Methodist Church. Name was changed to Snow Hill Methodist Church in 1893. At this time the church was moved to Snow Hill as the Manhill Church burned. This church in 1893 started out with approximately 35 members. In Sept. 1926 there was a trustees meeting for the purpose of deciding whether to tear down and rebuild the church or to choose another site. All the Trustees were present and they agreed that if they could get everything in shape, and get the timber on the ground to build with, that they would tear down and build a new church at the present site. Everyone went to work and in Sept. they began to get out logs for the building. On the 18th of October 1926, a few men met at the old church for the purpose of beginning the foundation for the new church building. On October 27, 1926 the old church building was torn down and the foundation was laid. The church was completed and dedicated in April of 1927.
Vernie, and Felix, lived in Smithville, DeKalb County.
The following is a summarized history of DeKalb County. This information was summarized from A Bicentennial History of DeKalb County, Tennessee By Thomas Webb.
Because pieces of flints and a few mounds, archaeologists believe that men that first came to the area that was later to be called DeKalb County, was during the last Ice Age which was about 15,000 years ago and the Archaic Era which was later. During the Archaic Era there were definitely Indians living in the DeKalb County area. Spearheads and arrowheads of the period have been found, as well as drills, scrapers, and other artifacts which would indicate Indians lived in the area.
The only truly scientific evaluation of Indian occupation of DeKalb County was made in 1947, when the Smithsonian Institution made a survey of the archeological remains in the area which was to be covered by Center Hill Reservoir on the Caney Fork River. Searchers discovered three large temple mounds, three small earth-rock mounds, and two other possible mounds. After doing some preliminary excavation, the Smithsonian asked the government for $24,000 to excavate at least one of the temple mounds and village sites; but this request was refused, and the entire area was covered with water in 1948.
The county was created by the General Assembly of Tennessee on December 2, 1837. The county was named for Revolutionary War hero Major General Johann DeKalb, who was born in Germany in 1721, and served as a major general during the American Revolution. He died at Camden, NC in 1780, after being wounded in battle. The General Assembly also specified that the county seat should be named Smithville, in honor of Samuel Granville Smith, who had died in 1835. He had served as the first mayor of Gainesboro, as a state senator, and was Tennessee’s secretary of state at the time of his death.
The first settlements in DeKalb County was made in 1797 at Liberty by Adam Dale, who was from Maryland.
A full discussion of the Dales is included in my book on my Davis line. My mother’s Davis line includes information on the Dales of Maryland, which includes data on Givens, Brattens, and Dales. Also Douglas Judkins mother’s Dale line includes the Dales of Maryland. That means that my husband and myself are distance cousins, although 23 and me and ancestors.com does not show any similar DNA.
According to The Dales of Eastern Shore Maryland and Tennessee: “In the spring of 1797, Adam Dale left Maryland in search of fertile land which brought him to the present site of Liberty. He cut a wagon road to the new area. He bought 320 acres at the present site of Liberty in 1801 from Andrew Jackson’s brother-in-law. He then built a small cabin for his family and built a grist mill. After completing the mill, he wrote back to his relatives in Maryland and in 1804 a large group of them arrived at Liberty. They traveled by flat boats down the Ohio River, up the Cumberland River to Nashville and from that point made their way overland to the Dale settlement in wagons. This was probably the largest group to immigrate to DeKalb County. By 1807 Adam Dale had the site of Liberty surveyed and divided into more than 50 half-acre lots and a road cut into the Liberty area from Nashville.
Six miles northwest of Liberty is Alexandria, established in 1820 by Daniel Alexander, another migrant from Maryland. Alexandria prospered and soon contained a number of flourishing businesses and schools. In 1856 Alexandria hosted the first DeKalb County Fair, which is still held annually. The fair grandstand is the oldest in the state and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
DeKalb County furnished almost as many Union troops as it did Confederate troops in the Civil War.
In DeKalb County, 833 favored separation and 632 were opposed to leaving the Union. This strong Union sentiment would have a lasting influence on events in DeKalb County. DeKalb County had a much greater number of Union people than any of the neighboring counties. The strongest Confederate sentiment was in the area around Smithville and the strongest Union sentiment was around Liberty and on Smith Fork. There was a mix in Alexandria with the most residents being Confederate.
Fighting occurred around Liberty in 1863 and included the battle of Snow's Hill on April 3, which engaged about two thousand men on each side. This was the largest battle to take place in DeKalb County during the Civil War.
Not long after the war, Doweltown grew up one mile east of Liberty. Named by the postmaster, Frank Dowell, it became the home of several Union army veterans.
World War II brought many changes to DeKalb County. More than 700 citizens entered active military service.
From its earliest settlement, DeKalb County’s economy depended on agriculture, but enormous economic change occurred after World War II. In 1948 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed Center Hill Dam, flooding the Caney Fork area and forcing many farm families to move. By 1995 almost every farm family in the county depended on supplemental income from an outside source.
For most of the time since its first settlement in 1797, what is now DeKalb County had been a part of Smith, Warren and White Counties. Parts of Alexandria, Liberty, and Temperance Hall were once in Smith County. William and Joseph Vanderpool lived in Smith County.
Of those who came to DeKalb County, and Smith County, many had previously lived in other states. The Vanderpools first came to New York then to New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and then to Tennessee.
1st ggrandfather William Vanderpool 1829 Smith Co., TN -1895 Ellis Co., TX 1st ggrandmother Nancy Mary Farmer 1831 Smith Co., TN - 1913 Smith Co., TN
Martha Frances b. 1849 Smith County, TN, d.1916, m. George Washington Mason
Louvisa Jane b. 1852 Smith County, TN, d. 1912 Smithville, TN m. Mathew Curtis
Stephen Nathias b. est. 1853 or 1858 Smith County, TN 1900 Smith County, TN, m. Sarah Tramel
Isaac b. 1855-1911), 1857, d. 1911, m. Lona Laura Curtis
Charlotte Lottie Easter b. 1856 Smith County, TN d. 1944 Elmwood, TN m. LeRoy Wade
Everline June b. 1858 d. 1935 Jackson County, Oklahoma m. John B. Apple
John b.1862 Smith County, TN d. 1887 TN m. Rebecca Petross
Nancy b. 1862 Smith County, TN d.1933 Dowelltown, TN m. James Clark
Adeline b. 1863 Smith County, TN d. 1938 Cookeville, TN m. James Smith
Clarkie Ella b. 1866 TN d. 1951 Midlothian, Texas m. Moses Ludwick
Alfred b. 1872 Smith County, TN d. 1900 Smith County, TN, m. Mary Belle Glover
Felix E b. 1871 Smith County, TN b. 1944 Smithville, TN m. Hattie Curtis
William Halle b.1873 Smith County, TN d. 1873 Smith County
Clark L. b. 1867 Smith County,
William and Nancy moved to Midlothian, Ellis County Texas sometime after 1891 because the Tennessee, Enumeration of Male Voters show William in Smith, County TN in 1891.
Ellis County was officially established by the Texas Legislature in 1849. The area was named Midlothian in 1883 after a Scottish train engineer stated that the local countryside reminded him of his homeland in Scotland. William was buried in the Midlothian Cemetery after dying 1 November, 1895.
After William died, his wife moved back to Smith County, TN. where she died 22 June, 1913. She was buried at Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Smithville, TN
2nd ggrandfather Joseph Vanderpool 1794 Burke Co., NC - 1870 Smith Co. TN
2nd ggrandmother Easter Bates 1802 Wilkes Co., NC- 1870 Smith Co. TN
Joseph and Easter were buried in Vanderpool Cemetery in Smith County, TN. According to the census, he was a farmer.
Catherine b. 1823 d. 1880
Rebecca b. 1828 Smith County, TN
William b. 1829 Smith Co., TN d.1895 Ellis Co., TX m. Nancy Mary Farmer
Sarah b. 1831 TN, m. Jeremiah Boze
Mary Jane b. 1832 Smith County, TN d 1907 Carthage, TN, m. George Nichols
John b. 1833 Smith County, TN d. 1912 Smith County, TN m (1)Martha Jane Minton (2) Matilda Harrison Gordo
Cecil Campbell b.1836 Smith County, TN d.1920 Smith County, TN. m. Jada Armstead Josephus b. 1833 TN
As I mentioned earlier, what is now DeKalb County had been a part of Smith, Warren and White Counties. Parts of Alexandria, Liberty, and Temperance Hall were once in Smith County. William and Joseph were both in Smith Co., TN. Not sure exactly where they lived and if the counties they lived in changed.
Joseph, Easter, Anthony, Nancy, Wynant, Naommi, Abraham and Jannetje lived in the same general area at one time which included the Washington District, North Carolina and Tennessee.
The Watauga settlements was established in the early 1770s. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1776, the Wataugans organized the Washington District. NC annexed the district which originally included all of what is now Tennessee. The district was reorganized as Washington County in 1777. The State of Franklin was formed in 1784 from Washington County. Franklin was an early attempt to create a fourteenth state and admission into the union. The area began operating as an independent state not recognized by the Congress of the Confederation. The county reverted to NC control following the failure of the Franklin state government in 1788. NC ceded these lands in April 1790 as payment of obligations owed to the federal government. In 1790 the area became part of Southwest Territory. Southwest Territory existed as an organized incorporated territory of the United States until June 1, 1796, when it was admitted to the Union of the United States as the State of Tennessee, which became the 16th state. It was the first state created from territory under the jurisdiction of the United States federal government.
As Tennessee’s oldest county, Washington County has contributed more than its share of significant events and people to the histories of the region, state and nation. European settlers began pouring into the area in the mid-1700s, populating the river valleys, hills and mountains that had been the sole domain of Native Americans.
During the 1700s, immigration to NC from Virginia and other states increased. The Scots-Irish Protestants were the largest immigrant group from the British Isles. With no cities and very few towns or villages, the colony was rural and thinly populated. During late 1700 and early 1800, North Carolina and Tennessee formed and reformed counties within Washington County, and counties in North Carolina and Tennessee.
In 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, Burke County NC was formed from Rowan County. Wilkes county NC was formed in 1778 from parts of Surry and Washington District, now Washington County, TN. In 1841, parts of Burke and Wilkes counties were combined to form Caldwell County. In 1799 the northern and western parts of Wilkes County became Ashe County. In 1847 parts of Wilkes County County was combined with parts of Caldwell County and Iredell County to become Alexander County. In 1849, additional parts of Wilkes County and Caldwell County were combined with parts of Ashe County and Yancey County to form Watauga County. Numerous boundary adjustments were made thereafter, but none resulted in new counties.
Ashe County was a part of the self-declared State of Franklin, within the boundaries of its Washington County. The State of Franklin marked the beginnings of the State of Tennessee. The North Carolina legislature created Ashe County in late 1799. From 1807 to 1913, the county went through numerous boundary changes. In 1849, to form Watauga County, the southwestern part of Ashe County was combined with parts of Caldwell County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County. NC was admitted to the Union as the 12th state in 1789.
3rd ggrandfather Anthony Vanderpool 1776 Ashe Co., NC - 1850 Ray co., Missouri
3rd ggrandmother Nancy Campbell 1778 NC - 1835 Ray Co., Missouri
Jesse - b. 1792 NC d. 1800
Joseph b. 1794, Burke County, NC, d. 1870, Smith County, TN, m. Easter Bates
Levi b. 1800, Campbell County, TN, d.1858 Greenville County, SC, m. Susan Jane Wilson
John b. 1804 Burke NC, d. 1883 Merecer Missouri m. Nancy Petree Campbell
Elizabeth b. 1804 NC, d. 1892 Ray County, MO m. Jeremiah Campbell
Samuel b. 1813 Campbell, TN d.1895 Ray County, MO m. Mary Holder
Mary Polly b. 1818 TN m. John Linville married in Ray County
Anthony was on the census record in 1800 and 1810 in Ashe, NC.
Anthony was in Campbell County TN. in 1808 and obtained a deed on 21 Oct on 110 acres. According to findagrave.com, he served as Juror on 3 March, 1813, and on 7 June he enlisted in the War of 1812. In 1816 he deeded 77 acres. He appeared on tax lists for Campbell Co. in 1818 and 1823. He deeded land in 1829 in Campbell County, TN.
In 1813, just seven years after Campbell County was established, a petition was filed with the house of Representatives of the Tennessee State Legislature to change the location of the county seat at Jacksborough.
The petition contained 249 names and was filed to locate the county seat closer to the Claiborne County line. The petitioners complained that, “They said seat having been unjustly settled within four miles of Anderson County, where as the distance to Claiborne County is seventeen miles.”
No doubt the petitioners were mostly, if not all, located in Powell’s Valley. The petition was referred to committee and went nowhere. It is significant, however, by revealing that in 1813 there were 249 residents of Powell Valley wanting to bring the county seat closer to them. Most importantly to us it shows the names of some of the early settlers in the area. Anthony Vanderpool name was on the petition
Anthony and Nancy are on the 1840 Ray Co., Mo census.
The parents of Nancy Campbell has become a mystery on all the ancestry sites. Campbells went from TN to MO at the same time as Anthony and Nancy. Vanderpools, Campbells and Linvilles can be found in the same area in PA, VA, TN and NC. Children of Anthony and Nancy were married to Campbells and Linvilles. John was married to Nancy Campbell, Elizabeth was married to Jeremiah Campbell and Mary Polly was married to John Linville. James Campbell was married to Rebekah Linville. All of these ended up in Ray County Mo and Merecer MO. Other Campbells and Linvilles also went to MO. I know that Nancy is probably related. All the web sites related to ancestry have not been able to come up with her parents, but agree that all these Campbells are probably related. Wonder if she was adopted.
Most of the Campbells in NC originally come from Scotland but no one can connect Nancy to the Scotland Campbells. The Campbells from Scotlands are quite famous and some of the castles owned by the Campbells are still intact. Since we had a castle pass and went to many of the castles in Scotland, I am sure we visited at least one of the Campbell castles.
4th ggrandfather Wynant Vanderpool 1743 Augusta VA - 1810 Ashe Co., NC 4th ggrandmother Naommi Amy Kinman 1746 Augusta VA - 1796 Washington Co. TN
Wynant married about 1759 to 1765 to Naommi Kinman
Accorded to Census records, Wynant and his family migrated from Augusta VA, 1743 to Surry NC, 1771 to Pendleton, SC, 1790 to Washington Co., TN and lived in Ashe, NC, 1800 and 1810.
Wynant married for the second time to Sarah Whittington Dyerd in 1809. They had 1 child, Julia 1810
Children of Wynant and Naommi:
Mary, b. 1769, Rowan County NC, d. 1818 Campbell County, TN m. James Moad
Samuel b. 1760, Virginia, d. 1830 Claiborne TN, m. Susanna Sawyer
Isaac b. 1761, Wilkes County, NC, b. 1860 Wilkes County, NC
Molly Elizabeth b. 1764 Wilkes, d. 1841 Campbell, TN m Joshua Oaks
Sarah b. 1765 NC, d. 1830 Overton county, TN, m. Johathan Ireland
Abraham b. 1766, Rowan County, NC d. 1831 Marion County, Indiana, m. Phoebe Isaacs
Keziah b.1769 VA, d 1840, Harlan County, Kentucky, m. Samuel Lewis Pitman
Jane b, 1774, Ashe NC, d. 1855, Ray, Missouri, m. Elijah Curtis
John b. 1776, Rowan County NC d. 1822 Ray County, Missouri m. Ellender Meadow
Anthony b. 1778 Ashe County, NC, d. 1850 Ray Co., Missouri m. Nancy Campbell
Elizah b. 1778 Burke, NC, d. 1859 Livingston, Missouri m. Hannah Fuson
Wynant Jr b. 1782 Wilkes, NC d. 1838, Ray, Missouri, m. Margaret Carver, lived in Campbell county, TN 1818, served in the War of 1832.
Brother Wynant and sister Naoma was listed in the Cove Creek NC Church records in Ashe County area. This church was started in 1799.
In the war of the Revolution, accounts of the US of America for sundry products were furnished by Wynant to the militia of NC, VA & SC as allowed by auditors of Salisbury Dist. in Jan 1782 as per report No. 40.
Wynant and Naommi were both born in Augusta shortly after it was formed.
John Vanderpool, son of Wynant and Naommi and family were among the first settlers in Ray County, Missouri. The county history books place the date at 1815, but other information suggests that it was later than that by a year or two, at least.
Orange County is a county located in the Central Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Orange County, as a legal entity, was created in August 1734 and was considered the largest county that ever existed until most of the western tract was split off into Augusta County. The expansiveness of the county boundaries was to encourage settlement further westward as well as to contend against the French claim to the Ohio Valley region.
Augusta County was formed in 1738 from Orange County, although, because few people lived there, the county government was not organized until 1745. The County was named after Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales and mother of the future King George III of the United Kingdom. Originally, Augusta County was a vast territory with an indefinite western boundary. Most of what is now West Virginia as well as the whole of Kentucky were formed from it. Many of its parts were carved out to form other counties and several states until the current borders were finalized in 1790. Today the county has a total area of 971 square miles, of which 967 square miles is land and 3.9 square miles is water.
5th ggrandfather Abraham W Vanderpool 1709 Albany NY, 1778 Washington Co. TN 5th ggrandmother Jannetje Wiebbling 1715 Albany NY,1744 Washington Co., TN
Abraham Wynant was baptized on February 13, 1709 in the Dutch Reformed Church in Albany, NY. The church was then located on what is now the corner of Broadway and State Streets.
Abraham married Jannetje Wiebbling, 26 October 1734, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey.
Abraham later married Rebecca Isaacs. Land deed from Washington, Co, TN for Rebecca and Abraham is shown in deed book. Rebecca was born in Wilkes, NC, 1715 and died 12 May, 1779 in Washington, TN
Children of Abraham and Jannetje
unknown b.1734 d. 1736
Catharina b. 1735 NJ d. 1800, m. Thomas Linville
Unknown b. 1738 NJ
William b. 1740
Sara b. 1741 Monroe, PA, d. 1778 Washington, TN
Wynant B b. 1743 Augusta V d. 1810 Ashe Co., NC m. Naommi Amy Kinman
Children of Abraham and Rebecca
Jacob 1749 John 1743, Ann, 1745-1799, Abraham 1750-1794, William (1753, Samuel 1760-1830 Jan 1852 Isaac 1761-1860
Rebecca named only two children in her will, daughter Ann and son Abraham.
Abraham was the founding parent of the Southern Vanderpool. He migrated from Albany NY to Wallpack New Jersey to Augusta Co. VA to Greenbrier Settlement to Washington County, TN to Rowan County, NC to Surry County, NC. Migration to Washington County, TN would have been a feat in the early to mid 1700s and he would be considered a truly pioneer adventurer.
It is with Abraham, that the records of this Van der Poel line first used the spelling Vanderpool instead of the Dutch spelling, Van der Poel. The reason for this is unknown. It may be attributed to the inability of clerks to spell the name correctly in the geographical areas to which Abraham migrated. These areas of the new frontier were outside the original New York and New Jersey Dutch settlements where the Dutch spelling characteristics would have been more familiar.
The following on the migration of Abraham and family is from The Linville Family, from Vanderpool Newsletters, Vol 8.1, January 1981 and geni.com.
Abraham probably spent most if not all of his childhood years in Albany, New York. At some point in the early 1700’s at least by 1725 to 1729, his parents moved to the Newark, New Jersey area.
Abraham and Jannetje were probably married by early 1734 as they had a child by late 1734. It is unknown if they were living in Newark or Belleville, New Jersey at the time of this birth. The child died in 1736 and was buried in Newark, New Jersey. They were probably living in Belleville at least in 1738, when they had a child baptized in Belleville, New Jersey on May 14, 1738.
It is probable that Abraham was a miner or involved in mining endeavors, as were other Vanderpool’s in the area. Abraham’s brother, Melgert was killed by a fall in a mine near Newark New Jersey. He plunged 114 feet to his death on April 04, 1743 as reported in both Benjamin Franklin’s Gazette and John Zenger’s New York Weekly Journal.
A court order dated May 16, 1740 listed Abraham living in Wallpack New Jersey in the Delaware River Valley. This move may have been necessitated by following the mining opportunities.
Abraham may also have lived in Pennsylvania.
There are church records dated in 1741, in Smithfield Pennsylvania. Smithfield is located across the Delaware River from New Jersey, so they may have simply crossed the river for worship and continued to live in New Jersey.
The next migration by Abraham and perhaps Jannetje was south to Virginia. It is known that by 1743, Abraham had moved south and west to Frederick County, Virginia, where his name appeared on a Fee List. He remained in Frederick at least until November 1745, as his name appears on documents until that time. By September 04, 1746, Abraham had moved further south to Augusta County, Virginia, where documents establish him living through 1751.
It is unknown if Jannetje was living and made the trip to Virginia. She probably died between 1741 and 1745. As no records have been found of her death in New Jersey, it may be more likely that she died in Virginia. This would establish her death as 1743 to 1745. Some Vanderpool researchers believe her death may have been attributed to a hostile Indian raid but that has never been established.
Abraham could have remarried more than once but it is known that he was remarried at least by 1748 to Rebecca, whose last name is probably Isaacs. This date was established by property purchased in 1748, which required the assent of his wife when he sold the property in 1751.
Abraham applied for a patent on 430 acres in Augusta County, Virginia, on October 19, 1748. He was already occupying the land at that time. He may in fact, have been used to squatting on land in the past. This was truly frontier land at this time. This area had a few settlers as early as 1735, but was largely uninhabited until purchased by Lord Thomas Fairfax in 1748.
After purchasing a large tract of land on the South Branch of the Potomac, Lord Fairfax hired a surveyor, who had a young, sixteen year old helper named George Washington, who would later be the first president of the United States. George Washington reported there were Dutch living on Lord Fairfax’s land, and Abraham Vanderpool may have been one of them and Lord Fairfax then advertised the land as available for purchase.
Abraham and Rebecca sold this land on the South Branch of the Potomac, on May 25, 1751. Their whereabouts are uncertain between the years 1751 and 1756. It is thought by some researchers that they were living in the Greenbriar River area, first settled in 1749. This area is not far from Vanderpool, Virginia, now located in present day Watauga County, NC and Vanderpool Gap. Vanderpool Gap is on the border of Virginia and West Virginia and was discovered by John Vanderpool, the brother of Abraham.
In 1751, a land record in Augusta Co., VA shows 430 acres on South fork of ye Wappaconee or Great South Branch of Potomac by Abraham. Census show Abraham was in Augusta Co., VA in 1751.
By 1756, the Vanderpool’s had left the Greenbriar area. At this time there were growing hostilities between the settlers and the native Indians, all along the edge of the frontier. Settlers were driven back north and east, throughout 1755 and 1756. The hostilities would later erupt into the French and Indian War. The Vanderpool’s retreated to North Carolina, after a series of attacks led by the Shawnee Indian leader named “the Cornstalk”. These attacks drove the settlers eastward from the Greenbriar area and several Dutch settlers were killed. One Vanderpool female may have been captured. A letter to George Washington from a militia captain dated May 14, 1756, mentions that his unit had tracked a band of Indians near Vanderpool’s house, described as being close to the head of the Jackson River and near the Black River, not too far from Fort Dinwiddie. This area includes both Vanderpool Gap and today’s town called Vanderpool. It is not clear who the Vanderpool was, but it could not have been Abraham, as he had removed to Orange County, NC.
What the cause of Abraham and Rebecca leaving Virginia is not known from records but Abraham is in the Parish of St. Matthew at Rocky River in Orange County, NC by April 06, 1756. On August 20, 1756, Abraham was listed as a certified chain-carrier for a surveyor. He was next listed in records at Sandy Creek in Orange County, in 1757. The last record of Abraham in Orange County was dated November 05, 1757.
Abraham next appears on a Fee List in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia on May 12, 1757. Abraham may have taken his family back to Frederick County, where he had lived in 1743, and then by himself went to NC to work and perhaps locate land. Or they may have all moved to NC and then back to Frederick County, Virginia by May 1757.
Whatever the situation, there was then a decade, from 1757 to 1767 in which their whereabouts are unknown. We do know that at least by 1767, Abraham was established in Rowan County, later to become Surry County, NC and was a road overseer. Abraham was overseer for the project to straighten the road from David Linville’s to the Old Moravia on the Town fork. In the Linville Family History, they say that the Linvilles were closely allied with the Vanderpools. What the nature of their relationship is not known. Possibly their children and grandchildren intermarried along the migratory trails from Belews Creek to Wilkes County, NC, Campbell County, TN and Western Missouri. We know that their daughter Catherine married Thomas Linville
In 1768, Abraham or his son Abraham was appointed constable for Belews Creek. The positions of overseer and constable were of some importance during the Colonial period and the person who held these positions would have been a man of some importance in this area, usually a man of substance, literate, and constructive in the community. Having these career positions in Rowan County, would probably suggest that Abraham Vanderpool had been in this area long enough to establish himself as a reliable and established citizen of the county.
The area mentioned is the part of Rowan that later became Surry in 1771 when the county of Rowan was divided.
In January, 1769, Abraham Vanderpool or his son was replaced as constable after he failed to appear in court at that term, he may have been ill, but was later appointed constable for that area. He figures in the settlement of the estate of Richard Crunk on 17 Nov 1769 and appears no longer in the Rowan County Minutes of the Court of Please & Quarter Sessions, which were checked for the period 1753-1795.
Surry County was formed from Rowan in 1771. Abraham Vanderpool, for the period through 1788 was not shown in abstracts of the Surry County Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions.
In 1788, Abraham bought 150 acres on Pilot Creek waters of Tarrarat River in Surry County for 50 pounds.
The section of Rowan County that the Vanderpool’s lived in later became part of Wilkes County, in 1777.
Abraham Vanderpool probably died between June 12, 1778 and May 12, 1779. June 12, 1778 is the last recorded date known at this time of Abraham in Wilkes County, North Carolina. On May 12, 1779, hie wife, Rebecca Vanderpool, signed her will and it did not mention Abraham. This would indicate he was probably deceased by this time. Rebecca was in Washington County, North Carolina, now Tennessee, when she signed her will. A tax list in 1779 for Washington County, North Carolina, now Tennessee lists Abraham Vanderpool as deceased. It is unknown if Abraham died in Wilkes County, North Carolina or Washington County, North Carolina, which became Washington County, Tennessee in 1790.
It seems plausible that Abraham Vanderpool did go to Washington County, North Carolina. First, in her will, Rebecca lists six cattle and two plows among other things. If she had moved to this county by herself, she would not likely have brought or purchased cattle and plows. Second, Abraham is listed as deceased on the Washington County tax list which would seem to indicate he had previously been alive in that county.
The following Information is copied from Van Derpoel Genealogy by Col. William Van Derpoel Hanney.
6th ggrandfather Wynant Van Derpoel 1681 Albany NY - 1750 Newark, NJ
6th ggrandmother Catherine De Hooges 1686 Ulster NY - 1741 Newark, NJ
Children of Wynant and Catherine
Johannes, b. 3 August 1707, Albany - d. 16 July 1763 in Wilkes NC. m. Apphia Davis
Melgert, b. March 4, 1711
Abraham, b. Feb. 13, 1709 , Albany, d. 1778, Washington, TN, m. Jannetje Weibling
Ariaantje, b. 1713
Margarite, b. 15 Dec. 1714 b. Kinderhook, NY d. 1723 Queens, NY - m. William Sanford
Anthony Teunis, b 18 August 1717, Albany, NY - m. Jacomyntie VanSeyl
David . b. 1719 Albany, NY
Maria, b. 4 Nov 1722 Albany NY,
Catharine b. 30 June 1725, Albany, NY - d. 1806, Coshocton County, Ohio m. John Sharpe, 1740, Frederick See, 1744, John Hardy, after 1765
Wynant Melgert was baptized Oct. 13, 1683 at the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Albany, N.Y. and married at the parsonage Aug. 17, 1706 to Catharine, youngest daughter of Johannes De Hoogen of Ulster County. She was born in Schenectady and living at Clavarrack. Wynant was a free holder of the First Ward of the City of Albany in 1720.
His father-in-law, Johannes De Hoogen, was a man of prominence in the town of Hurley. Among those signing a pledge in the town of Hurley to support their representatives in the war with France is the name of Johannes De Hogan. Johannes was made captain at Hurley in 1689 according to the Documentary History of the State of New York.
In the annual report of the New York State Historian for 1897, Wynant Van Derpoel’s name is mentioned in a list of men who in 1704 signed to go on board Captain Cavers on an expedition against a French Privateer off the coast.
According to research, Wynant and his family probably moved to the Newark, New Jersey area at some point in the early 1700s, at least by 1725 to 1729. The family must have spent at least a brief time in New York City, according to baptismal records dated June 30, 1725 for child, Catherine Vanderpool. The Bergen area, now Jersey City, of New Jersey was the oldest permanent settlement in New Jersey, which had come under English rule in 1664. There was a steady settlement of New Jersey by Dutch families from all sections of New Netherland. Some, including the Van der Poel’s, came from the Albany, New York area. This Dutch characteristic of migration and settlement as part of a group, continued eventually to the Van der Poel’s group migration to North Carolina.
The specific reason for the move to New Jersey is unknown but was probably economic in nature. He was a younger son and it would be doubtful that he would have inherited property. Also, large holdings of land were being held by speculators and others, for future big profits instead of being sold. There was little land available for purchase in normal amounts of acreage. One had the choice of being a Tennant or moving on to new areas of the country. The Van der Poel’s may also have been involved in mining pursuits that would have involved them moving to New Jersey. It is known that the family of Catherine De Hooges was involved in mining endeavors.
Whatever the reason for the migration to New Jersey, the family moved west of the Hudson River by July 13, 1729. There were church records entered July 143, 1729, at the Second River Dutch Reformed Church in Newark New Jersey, which establish the family as living there. Wynant died in that city on April 4, 1750, and was buried in the old Newark churchyard. His grave stone with that of his wife is in the family vault of Beach Van Derpoel of Newark.
Catherine Vanderpool, daughter of Wynant and Catharine was married to John Sharpe, by 1740, Frederick See in 1744 and John Hardy after 1765 in Greenbrier, VA. Some accounts accept that Catherine Vanderpool, daughter of Abraham was married to Frederick See. Other accounts said that this Catherine was the sister of Abraham and the daughter of Wynant. There are no actuals records of this claim. I have accepted that the Catherine Vanderpool that was married to Frederick See was the daughter of Wynant. Frederick and Abraham were both in Augusta County, Virginia at one time. There is no information that Wynant and Catharine was in Augusta County. Catherine could have gone to Augusta County with her husband. Catherine, daughter of Abraham would only have been 28 at time of the attack with the Indians. Catherine, daughter of Wynant Melgert would have been 38 at time of attack and had many children so I think she was the wife of Frederick See.
Children of Catherine and John Sharpe were John Sharpe, JR, born 1740. William Sharpe, born 1742,
Children of Catherine and Frederick were, Margaret born 1744, Lois Sarah born 1746, Mary Catherine (Elizabeth) born 1748, Michael born 1751, Catherine born 1754, George born 1756, John born 1757 William born 1763.
Frederick See was born 15 May 1718 in Albany, New York. The name Zeh was changed to See when the family came to the United States from Switzerland.
The See family migrated to the Tulpehocken-Swatara region of central Pennsylvania by the fall of 1725. Frederick was married to Maria Stemple in PA. At some point, Maria died and Frederick remarried to his second wife, Catherine Vanderpool, either in tulpehocken (Palatine settlement Pennsylvania or after he moved to Augusta County, Virginia.
In 1744 the Colony of Virginia purchased all the land east of the Ohio River from the Indians and opened it to settlers. Favorable reports of this land reached the Sees in Bucks County. So, Frederick went to this frontier wilderness to inspect it, walking the entire five hundred miles there and back. This fact was related by his wife Catherine in later years.
About 1743, Frederick and his family migrated to the lower branch of the Potomac, not far from Moorefield in Hampshire County, Virginia. Frederick See established his home on this land and built his cabin in Greenbrier in the Big Levels section on Muddy Creek. They, along with the Yoakums and Harness were among the first settlers of that region. A settlement grew up and other kin followed. Abraham Vanderpool was also here in 1753.
In 1755 war broke out between France and England. The Indians were incited by the French to make war on the back-country inhabitants of Virginia (the original territory of Old Greenbrier). All who were then settled on the Greenbrier were obligated to retreat to the older settlements for safety. Beginning in 1762, the settlement of Greenbrier was renewed. It was felt that it was now safe for settlers to migrate back to the area. They were wrong.
Among the settlers in the Muddy Creek area were Frederick See, Archibald Clendenning, Joseph Carroll, Felty Yoakum and others with their families; to the number of more than a hundred.
Two small blockade forts had been erected as strongholds into which the settlers were to flee at the approach of danger. One fort stood below the present town of Alderson, West Virginia, and the other at the juncture of Mill Creek with Muddy Creek. Another house-fort was that of Archibald Clendenning’s, about three and one half miles southwest of Lewisburg in what is now Fort Spring district.
The story of Frederick and Catherine Vanderpool See and their family is quite tragic. The Shawnee attack on the Greenbrier settlements occurred in mid-July 1763. The following account of what has become known as “The Muddy Creek Massacre” has been gleaned from various accounts, primarily “A Chronicle of the See family and their Kindred”, written and compiled by Irene See Brasel, John Stuart’s Memorandum, Felis Renick’s account, 1826 Anne Royall book, Find a Grave for Frederick See (Zeh), and Find a grave for Catherine Vanderpool See, and Genealogy of Three Loudown County Shoemaker Lines by Lillian Lankerd, Shoemaker Pioneers by Benjamin Shoemaker III.
The Algonquin chieftains, in secret council near Detroit, summoned by king Pontiac April 27, 1763, agreed to attack all the English posts recently surrendered by the French. A certain phase of the moon in May was to be the signal for a concerted attack. This was the beginning of Pontiac’s War. The plan was so successfully executed that nine or ten English posts from western New York and Pennsylvania to northern Michigan fell to the Algonquins practically without a struggle. Fort Pitt and Detroit alone held out. That fact changed the history of the American colonies. Had those strongholds fallen, Pontiac’s warriors could easily have swept the country clean of palefaces from the Mississippi to the Allegheny front. As it turned out, Pontiac’s army was engaged in besieging Fort Pitt and Detroit. Meantime, as a part of the original plan, the interior tribes fell savagely upon the trans-Allegheny settlers nearest to them.
These settlers, be it remembered, had no business in those parts at that time. Virginia lands west of the “front” were not then open to settlement and could not be purchased at any price. The Indians, particularly the Algonquin tribes of Ohio, had never ceased to claim them. The vast region constituted their prize “game preserve.” They even regarded Virginia hunters as trespassers, and permanent settlers as outlaws to be shot down at sight. Moreover, all this was well known to Virginians.
By 1760, however, the French and Indian War was practically over. Frontiersmen east of the “front,” anticipating that the Indian border would be pushed back to the Ohio, lost no time in heading their wagon trains for new pastures on the Greenbrier and by 1763 were raising fields of wheat and corn, wholly ignorant of Pontiac’s diabolical designs. Two or three years of quiet and safety had led them to regard Indian troubles as things of the past. The Indians well knew of these growing settlements, having visited them as hunters, while the palefaces had come to regard the redskins as harmless nuisances.
The business of scalping the Greenbrier settlements fell to Cornstalk, the Shawnee chieftain, who, with his warriors, resided on the Scioto, in Ohio, some sixty miles from the Virginia border. The two white settlements which gained historical fame were the Muddy Creek settlement lying north of the Greenbrier and west of Muddy Creek Mountain, and the Clendenin settlement on the Big Levels near Lewisburg. They were about twenty miles apart, and the people comprising them have been variously estimated at from one to two hundred. Both settlements probably took root in 1760 and 1761.
Cornstalk did not strike the Greenbrier settlements when blood was on the May moo, as had been discussed by the Indians. Apparently he waited for the June or July moon.
On this premise, and allowing the Indians two weeks or more for covering the two hundred miles distance, they must have started on their tomahawking expedition on or before July 1, 1763. At that time Pontiac’s main armies were besieging Detroit and Fort Pitt, from which fact it may be concluded that Cornstalk and his Shawnees were left to attend to western Virginia.
Authorities agree that Cornstalk’s scalping band consisted of about sixty warriors. Crossing the Ohio in canoes, which they sank at the mouth of the Kanawha, they proceeded overland a distance of about 160 miles, to Muddy Creek, where several scattered families were living in imagined peace and security, Here they broke up into small parties and, under the guise of friendship, secured entrance into the various homes, where, according to Withers, “every civility and act of kindness which the new settlers could proffer were extended to them.” Then, “in a moment of the most perfect confidence in the innocence of their intentions, the Indians rose on them and tomahawked and scalped all save a few women and children of whom they made prisoners.” Thus, in one short day, the Muddy Creek settlement was literally annihilated. No one but the captives was left to tell the story and they had no one but themselves to whom to tell it.
It was a glorious day for the Shawnees. It is reasonable to assume that they encamped for the night at Muddy Creek and feasted on domestic fowl and beefsteak. Leaving a few Indians to guard the hapless captives, the band proceeded up the Greenbrier about twenty miles to the Big Levels.
Here the Shawnees had the time of their lives. The leading citizen of this settlement was Archibald Clendenin, who had but recently been appointed constable of the Greenbrier district. He had come over from the Cow Pasture about 1760. He had married Ann Ewing about 1756, and they brought with them their first child, Jane, born early in 1758. Two other children were born to them at the new settlement. John was about two years old at the time of the raid, the other a young baby. Clendenin was likely about twenty-eight, and was famed as a hunter. There may have been a dozen or more families comprising what was known as the Clendenin settlement, and it is reasonable to suppose they were scattered over considerable territory.
For one reason or another, it appears that all the settlers were assembled at Clendenin’s on that fateful July 15,1763. Several historians have it that Clendenin had bagged three fat elk and had invited his neighbors in for a feast. Another one states that the neighbors flocked to Clendenin’s through curiosity to see the Indians. The massacre of the Big Levels was as complete as the one the day before at Muddy Creek. Certain it is that the people had not heard of the Muddy Creek disaster. It also seems improbable that the entire neighborhood could have congregated after the Indians arrived, moved by curiosity, for how did they know the Indians were there? This massing of neighbors, whatever the reason, made it easy for the Shawnees. Instead of breaking up into small parties and visiting each household separately, as at Muddy Creek, they found their quarry rounded up for them. Great luck for the Shawnees!
The men of the Clendenin Massacre were killed, the women and children made captives, the homes plundered and burned, and the horses stolen. It was a day of fiendish terror, especially to the survivors.
A more detailed story of what happened to the See family is told below.
On Saturday, July 16, 1763, a party of 80 or 90 Shawnees, led by Chief Cornstalk and assisted by the great War Chief Puksinwah, having crossed over the Ohio River, swept up the Kanawha on a murderous rampage. Simultaneously they hit the Frederick See family, and the Felty Yocum family. Felty was a cousin of Frederick Michael See, whose cabin was nearby. According to all accounts, the Indians suddenly appeared at the Frederick See cabin, with all of the appearance of friendship.
The Sees welcomed them, and as it was near to mealtime they offered to share their food with the Indians. The Shawnees agreed, no doubt building cooking fires out of doors in order to feed such a large number of people. The meal finished, the Indians lounged around for a bit and rested. Suddenly with a whoop the Indians fell upon the settlers, killing and scalping all the men before the eyes of their families. The Indians plundered and burnt their homes. Fredrick Michael See, his son-in-law, Littleberry Roach and Felty Yocum were three of the men killed.
Leaving a few warriors behind to guard the terrified, dazed and anguished group, Chief Cornstalk and his band went some twenty miles to the Clendenin settlement, again wearing the mask of friendship to disguise their horrible purpose. Again most of all the men were massacred. The Indians completely destroyed the settlement and then herded their prisoners westward to Muddy Creek where they joined the Muddy Creek prisoners. Indians detained them at Muddy Creek till the return of the warriors from Carr’s Creek and then the Indians began marching the prisoners back to their camp.
The destination of the Shawnees was Old Town, in Ohio near the present city of Chillicothe, Ohio. The trek ahead was long and grueling, a distance of one hundred sixty five miles as the crow flies, over some of the most rugged terrain east of the Mississippi River. Two mountain ranges lay ahead, the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny, not to mention the streams and rivers to cross. The women and children who were unable to keep up were killed.
Catherine Vanderpool See, keenly aware that her younger children would soon be exhausted by the hardships of the journey, resolved with a courage born of desperation, to save them from an inevitable fate. One of the warriors rode along the trudging line made up of about one hundred fifty women, young boys and children, many burdened with the loot the Indians had collected. His horse was the property of Frederick See. It was perhaps the third day on the trail that Catherine requested that he give up the horse that her children might ride. This the Indian angrily refused to do. Seizing a pine knot from the ground, Catherine knocked him off the horse. He sprang up brandishing his tomahawk and would have killed her then and there, but for the interference of the other Indians who admired her fearlessness and called her the “fighting squaw.” Catherine was permitted to keep the horse and use it for her family.
At length the weary prisoners and their captors reached Old Town across the Ohio River. One can well imagine the excitement that prevailed on the return of the victorious chieftain and his band; the shouting and rejoicing of the inhabitants as a great procession of both sexes and ages doubtless poured out of their dwellings on hearing the signal gun and peculiar whoop announcing the return of the raiders. Then followed the ceremonies usual for the occasion. There were the trophies to see, the utensils, tools, guns, clothing, horses, etc., all seized from the settlements; and the great number of white captives. One ceremony which provided the Indians with entertainment was an ordeal to which nearly every prisoner was subjected; it was to “run the gauntlet.” It was done in this manner; a large number of squaws and Indian boys armed with clubs and switches lined up in two rows facing each other, then the prisoners were compelled to run between the lines, while the Indians struck them with their sticks and threw dirt or rubbish in their faces.
Catherine See’s turn came. She had spent the past years of her life on the frontier, where to remain alive was to become physically tough and mentally alert. Doubtlessly the story of her triumph in getting her horse had spread through the village and the Indians were eager to see the “fighting squaw” undergo this test. They were not to be disappointed, for to their astonishment, Catherine suddenly seized the club of the nearest Indian and swinging it lustily right and left, soon had the Indians overcome and scattered.
There was not enough room inside for all of Catherine’s children and was crowded by old Indian squaws they shared a tent with. A child of Catherine's, a son, had to sleep outside with the dogs to keep warm. One day the warriors went off hunting leaving Catherine in charge of all the old Indian squaws sitting around the campfire. One had a fainting spell, falling into the fire. Catherine let her fall, thus making room for John in the tent, a bravery which helped her family to survive, intact. Later this son was adopted by an Indian family, as were the Brown and Zane children. One can imagine that housing was strained by the sudden addition of one hundred fifty prisoners.
Catherine and at least some of her children must have been separated during their captivity, because her youngest child, John, was adopted by an Indian family who had lost their son. The couple repeatedly told John that he would be burned alive if retaken by the whites. John became very fond of his new Indian parents, and the year with the Shawnees apparently did much to erase from his mind the memory of his natural family and his former life.
Catharine See and her children were kept there by the Shawnees until there was a treaty and an exchange of prisoners about a year later.
At the end of The French and Indian War, as a condition of peace with the Ohio Indians, British forces under Col. Bouquet demanded the release of prisoners held by the Delaware, Shawnee, and Muncie Indians. By the Articles of Agreement in November 1764, the chieftans of these nations agreed to cease hostilities against all British subjects; to collect and deliver to Bouquet’s forces, all English prisoners, deserters, Frenchmen, Negroes, and any other white people living among them; and finally to appoint deputies from each Indian tribe authorized to treat for peace for their respective nations.
A document written by Colonel Henry Bouquet to William Penn, Governor of Pennsylvania, on November 15, 1764, stated all Indian tribes led by Chief Cornstalk had at last agreed to release the prisoners, not only from the incident at the See home but a number of other similar incidents at other family homes on the South Branch.
When the day came for the captivated’s departure, scenes of grief and anguish prevailed for many Indians who refused to give up their beloved adopted children and many half-savage children clung frantically to their foster parents.
When the time arrived for the Indians to release their prisoners, all of the See family except the twin, nine-year-old Elizabeth, were freed. Cornstalk would not agree to let her go, but kept her for nine more years during which time his young son took her as his squaw and, according to family tradition, she had an Indian child by him. Later she escaped or was ransomed, because she eventually left the Indians, and married a white man named Peter Shoemaker.
After being released from the Indians, the party traveled about nine miles before darkness overtook them, and made camp for the night. Young John made his bed between two of his sisters, but he did not sleep. He lay awake until he was certain everyone else was asleep, then crept out of camp and hurried back to his adopted Indian family.
Here he stayed for some time. One version indicates one year, while another says four years. Eventually his uncle, Michael Adam See, brother of Frederick Michael ransomed his nephew John and took him back to Hampshire County, Virginia where the rest of the See family was then living.
The return prisoner list included Catherine See and her children Michael, George, John, Mary, Margaret and Lois, along with Margaret, George, Elizabeth and Sally Yocum (Yoakum).
This, in brief, is the story of the Cornstalk Raid on the Greenbrier settlements during the Pontiac War in 1763. Scarcely a white man survived, and not a drop of Indian blood was shed. The Greenbrier Valley was completely desolated and so remained for six or seven years.
The massacre on Muddy Creek in 1763 completely destroyed one of Greenbriars' first settlements. A stone marker in a field on a hill marks the site of the massacre. Frederick See's name, spelled "Sea" is listed. The graves of the victims may still be seen in what is known as the McKee burying ground. In 1772 a lone man, Samuel McKinney, built his cabin near this tragic spot. Others soon followed and two years later there were enough settlers to warrant the building of Fort Arbuckle on Muddy Creek for their protection.
Henceforth the frontiersmen of Virginia nursed an undying grudge against the Shawnees. Many of the soldiers who assisted in the defeat of Cornstalk at Point Pleasant in 1774, were but paying off an old score. And – from one way of looking at it – when Cornstalk and his son were murdered at Fort Randolph in 1777, the child-stealing, baby-killing old chieftain was but being paid an old standing debt in his own coin.
It is better for us to die like warriors than to diminish away by inches. The cause of the red man is just, and I hope that the Creator who governs everything will favor us.” Statement supposedly made by Chief Cornstalk prior to the Battle of Point Pleasant during Dunmore’s War, Oct. 1774.
The See family returned to Hampshire County to live with their kindred. Catherine See married John Hardy, pioneer of Hardy County. Later they all returned to the Greenbrier, where John Hardy’s name appears on the county tax list in 1783-1786.
Catherine died in 1808 in Coshocton, Ohio. She had moved with her daughter Margaret and family when Margaret’s husband acquired 4000 acres of land in Franklin Township, Ohio, where the cemetery she is buried in is located. Catherine was known in later life as “Aunt Kitty” Hardy.
7th ggrandfather Melgert Wynantse Van der Poel 1646 New Netherland, NY - 1710 Albany, NY
7th ggrandmother Ariaantje VerPlanck 1646 Albany, NY - 1690 Albany, NY
Melgert Wynantse married Ariaantie VerPlanck in December 4, 1668.
Melbert b. 1670, d. 1720 Kinderhook, NY, m. May 17, 1696, Catherine Van Allen
Maria, b. 1672 m. Jacobus Provoost, a physician and surgeon in New York
Trinke, b. 1675
Abraham, b. 1680, m. Jan 3, 1713, Anje Van der Burgh
Wynant b. 13 October 1681 Albany, NY - b. 4 April 1750 Newark, NJ
Gelyn b. 17 May 1685, Albany Ny, d. 1686 Albany, NY
Jacovus, b. 9 March 1687 Albany NY, d. 1697
Hendrick, b. 1689
Melgert’s second wife was Elizabeth Teller Van Tricht, . He married Elizabeth on 29 June 1692. Children were Wilhelm, b. 1693 and Ariaantje, b. 1695.
Melgert Wynantse Van Derpoel was born in Albany, N.Y. December 2, 1646, where he probably died about 1710. His house like his father’s fronted the Fort in 1675 on the south side of State Street. He worked as a young man in his father’s sawmill in Albany, NY. He was a gun stocker by trade. He was an assistant under the first charter of the City of Albany, given by Governor Dongan July 22, 1686. He was also a member of the Governor’s Council. An account from the Vanderpool Newsletter states he eventually bought his own sawmill on Bever Creek. Another account, states that his father, Wynant Gerritse sold his sawmill at Wynants Kill and gave half interest to Melgert, perhaps for wages earned working there. The other half of the mill was sold to Abraham Isaacks. This was the father-in-law of Melgert Wynanste, Abram Isaack Ver Plank. Melgert perhaps bought the other half, at a later date.
An account states that on March 31, 1669, Melgert Wynantse bought a house from his father, “free of any encumbrance due to wages earned working for his father”. This house was purchased before his marriage.
Like his father, he was fond of real estate investments. The records show that he purchased several lots in the then growing City of Albany, which from a mere trading post of Fort Orange, which it was when Wynant took up his residence there, had become an important and flourishing city.
In 1693 he received a deed from the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church conveying rights to water run and saw mill, two acres and assuring to him rights against a mill above him.
Melgert had died by September 1710. An action of the Albany Mayor’s Curt regarding his estate noted his six living children, real estate, two Negroes, and a sawmill on the Beaverskill. His widow was not listed, but she lived for another fifteen years.
The marriage of Melgert Wynantse’s eldest son, Melbert to Catherine Van Allen forms the connecting link between the families of Van Allen and Vander Poel. The Van Allen family claim to be of Royal descent from James I, King of Scotland, and his wife Lady Jane de Beaufort, a descendant of Edward III, King of England. We have no connection to this line. Melbert and Catherine resided and died in Kinderhook, another area on the east side of the Hudson River. He was a freeholder which means an individuals who owned land, as opposed to leasing it. The original Van Derpoel house of brick and in the best style of the time, stood on the east bank of the Hudson, northwest of the village of Kinderhook and about a mile north of Stuyvesant. The house was built in 1719, later his son, Johannes, built a stone house which burned in 1825, on what is known as the Radley farm, and Jacobus Van Derpoel built on the river road about one half mile south of his father’s house, on the Gifford place, where his son Capt. Adnries lived, died and is buried.
The name of Kinderhook means Children’s Corner in the language of the original Dutch settlers, which was named by Henry Hudson because he had seen Native American children frequently playing there. First settled by the Dutch around 1640, the area was surrendered to the English in 1774.
Because of the pervasive Dutch influence, the county has a number of old and eleqant homes from the 17th century Dutch style. A large number of these houses has survived. One of these houses is the Luykas Van Allen House. Catherine, Melbert’s spouse was a Van Allen. The home is described in the Vanderpool Newsletter, Vol. 9. “This is a Dutch farmer’s house built in 1737 of brick and trimmed in Venetian red. The same color is used inside to border the whitewashed walls. The ceilings are heavy beamed, with curved knee braces that somehow give the rooms the aspect of a ship. The windows are large, stretching almost from ceiling to floor, in a typically Dutch way, according to the county historian. Most of the furniture is Dutch, either Holland-Dutch or made by local Dutch cabinetmakers. Pewter and early Dutch Delft line the shelves of the hutch, called a puderback, and there are some other handsome pieces furniture, among them a carved blanket chest and a painted standing cupboard. There is also an ingenious 18th century Murphy bed, which folds up flat against the wall.” Wynant Gerritze, his grand father, was a trunk maker. Would it be possible that the blanket chest on display in the Luykas Van Allen house might have been made by Wynant Gerritze as a wedding gift or sold to one of the Van Alan in-laws?
The National Historic Landmark is thought to be author Washington Irvings’s inspiration for the Van Tassel family farm in his classic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It is considered the finest surviving examples of Dutch colonial architecture in upstate New York. It is now operated by the Columbia County Historical Society as a historic house museum, showing 18th century Dutch Colonial life.
Next door is the small Ichabod Crane School House, a 19th century building whose schoolmaster was allegedly the model for the schoolmaster in Washington Irving’s, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The eighth President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook. The home where he was born no longer exists but his retirement home has been restored by the National Park Service.
Also in the village of Kinderhook is the James Vanderpool House, which is the headquarters of the county historical society and a Federal period house of distinction. It was built about 1819. The house is known as the House of History and was built about 1819 and is an important example of high-style Federal architecture and is owned and maintained by the Columbia County Historical Society. I’m sure James is one of the descendants of Wynant Gerrites and Tryntje Vander Poel.
8th ggrandfather Wynant Gerritse VanDerPoel 1620 Meppel, Drenthe, Netherlands - 1699 Albany, NY
8th ggrandmother Tryntje Roocholt Melgerts1619 Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - 1674 Albany, NY
Cornelia Wynantje, b. 1644 m. 1684, Cornelis Ghybertse Van den Burgh
Melgert Wynantse, b.1646, m. (1) Ariaentje Verplanck, (2) Elizabeth Van Tricht.
Catryn Wynantse, b. 1650, d. 1708, Albany, NY m. 1680 to William Ghysbertse Van den Bergh
Gerrit Wynantse, b. 1655, d. 1708, m. 1690 to Catrina Van Zandt.
Margaret Wynantse, d. 24 October 1724, m. Johannes Van Zandt
Wynant Vanderpool came to this country about 1640 to 1644 and was a resident of Beversyck Albany as early as 1654. His house fronted the fort on the south side of State St. He resided in Albany until about the year 1694 when he moved to New York City. In 1674 he purchased a half interest in a saw mill on the east bank of the Hudson River, on what is still called Wynant’s Kill. (known as Wynants Kill for the next two centuries).
According to Wikipedia, this is a 15.8 mile long stream which has its source at Glass Lake near Averill Park, NY, and terminates at the Hudson River at Troy, NY. The stream is named after Wijnant Gerritsen van der Poel, a Dutch cabinet maker from Meppel who owned a sawmill on it in the 1650s, while kill is from an archaic Dutch word for stream.
Wynant’s wife, Tryntie, was a licensed Broed Vrouw, Midwife.
There were four Van Derpoels early in America, some writers assert they were brothers, but from their names there is nothing to indicate it and it is more probable that they were cousins rather than brothers, owing to the Dutch custom of having their fathers’ first name, as the middle name of their children.
The names of Wynant Gerritse, our ancestor, and Teunis Cornelissen Van Derpoel, alias Spitsenberg are mentioned in the annals of Beverswyck, Albany, NY in 1654. The others, Jacobus born 1626 married Margaret Jans and settled in New York City where he died July 25, 1663 and had no descendants, and the other Garret was a widower, who also lived in New York City and had no descendants.
Teunis Cornelissen VanDerpoel, alias Spitsenberg was born 1618 in Holland and died in 1687 in Beverswyck NY. He married Catrina Janse, daughter of Jan Croon. He seems to have left no male descendants because in his will, he bequeathed his property in NY and a house in Amsterdam, Holland to his wife and mentioning his three daughters. According to Documentary History of New York, he was one of the magistrates of Albany in 1671. He was mentioned as one of the several burghers of Albany, August 6, 1683, who contributed to pay the salary of the Lord Master of the Dutch Reformed Church of Albany, but whose salary was unprovided for.
About 1640, Gerrit’s and Wynant Gerritse, emigrated to America, and later they were followed by Gerrit and Jacobus, either brothers or cousins.
Wynant made two wills, the first in 1694, the second Feb. 29, 1695, which shows that he had removed from Albany, as it was endorsed “The Will of Wynant Gerritse Van der Poel, late of Albany, now of New York He bequeathed to his son Melgert only six shillings and gave all the rest of his estate to his son-in-law William Gybertse Van Den Burgh. The will was proved April 17, 1702. (It is very possible that he provided in the usual way for his children during his life, and in old age resided with his daughter, Catryn, who married Van den Bergh.)
In Munsell’s “Annals of Albany” p. 217 is given a map, which shows the location of the residence of Wynant Gerritse Van Derpoel in 1660, and the position occupied at a later date, about 1675, by the residence of his son Melgert Wynantse Van Derpoel.
He was probably buried in the burial ground adjoining the Dutch Reformed Church on Garden Street, now Exchange Place, New York City.
Wynant Gerritse, Melbert Wynantse, Wynant and Abraham all were born in Albany NY. They all lived on State Street.
Our descendants first came to Beverwyck, a settlement of New Netherlands which was later called Albany, New York. The following is some history on the area of New Netherland, New Amsterdam and Beverwyck. The history of the area is summarized from articles from Wikipedia.
New Netherland was a 17th century colony of the Dutch Republic that was located on what is now the east coast of the United States. Henry Hudson first claimed this area for the Dutch in 1609. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquian, the Mohican, and the Iroquois Indian tribes. The colony was conceived by the Dutch West India Company to capitalize on the North American fur trade. Fur traders established the first European settlement in 1614. The area was called New Netherlands. A Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, that served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland, was called New Amsterdam.
Dutch trading posts of Fort Nassau in 1614 and Fort Orange in 1624 on the Hudson River were founded in the area. The fur trade brought in a population that settled around Fort Orange.
During the 1640s, the name Beverwijck began to be used informally by the Dutch for their settlement of fur traders. In the late 1650s, colonists built a palisade around Beverwijck, and it had become economically and politically successful, with large families living in the community. Despite its isolation on the frontier, a sign of Beverwijck’s success was that it was never attacked by Native Americans.
A large percentage of the Beverwijck population consisted of Europeans born outside of the Dutch Republic. Despite the ethnically mixed population which included Dutch, Scandinavian, German, and English individuals, institutions transplanted from the Republic gave the town a decisively Dutch character.
In March 1664, Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland resolved to annex New Netherland and bring all his Kingdoms under one form of government, both in church and state, and to install the Anglican government as in ole England. On August 27, 1664, four English frigates led by Richard Nicolls sailed into New Amsterdam’s harbor and demanded New Netherlands surrender. The English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York City after the Duke of York. Today much of what was once New Amsterdam is New York City.
When New Netherland was captured by the English, they changed the name of the area around Fort Orange, Beverwijck and other Dutch settlements to Albany in honor of the then Duke of Albany who was the future James II of England. The city of Albany was officially chartered in 1686 with the issuance of the Dongan Charter, the oldest effective city charter in the nation. The city of Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. The city of Albany is still the capital of New York. It is one of the oldest surviving settlements from the original thirteen colonies, and the longest continuously chartered city in the United States.
The Albany Vander poel’s were members of the Dutch Reformed Church. They were buried in the burial ground of the Church.
Dutch Reformed Church was the largest Christian denomination in the Netherlands. It developed during the Protestant Reformation, being shaped by John Calvin and others. It was founded in 1571. It was the original denomination of the Dutch Royal Family. The Dutch Reformed Church enjoyed the status of public or privileged church. The Dutch Reformed Church was officially disestablished in 1795 with the end of the Republic. Although it remained endorsed by the Royal Family, the Netherlands never had any public church afterwards.
The Church spread to the United States and other world regions through the Dutch colonization. The allegiance to the Dutch Reformed Church was a common feature among Dutch immigrant communities around the world. The Dutch Reformed Church went with migrants to the Americas, beginning in 1628 in New Amsterdam.
The Dutch were mainly Protestant and Catholic before arrival to America, but became dominantly Protestant after settling in America.
The church was later called the First Reformed Church and also known as First Church in Albany or North Dutch Church and Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. According to the church, everyone shall remain free in religion and that no one may be persecuted or investigated because of religion. The Dutch West India Company established the Reformed Church as the official religious institution of New Netherland.
In 1624, the Dutch East India Company appointed someone to perform informal religious services for the settlers in the vicinity of the fort. The church was formally organized in 1642. In 1656 the first dedicated church building was erected. The current church is the fourth building and the oldest church in Albany. The pulpit was imported from the Netherlands in 1656 and is the oldest pulpit in the United States.
The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany was founded in 1924, in connection with the celebration of the anniversary of 300 years of the settlement of the City. The Society was founded to perpetuate the memory and virtues of the individuals who resided there during the time it was a Dutch colony. The Society collects and preserved records and information concerning the history and settlement of Albany and its vicinity, including genealogical records of the settlers and their descendants without regard to race, creed or country of origin. The society published information on the Dutch individuals who resided in Albany.
Van Derpoel genealogy by Col. William VanDerpoel Hannay is included in the Dutch Settlers Society of Albany Yearbook, volume 41 1966 - 1968. Colonel William Van Derpoel Hannay was born in Albany in 1896 and died in 1976. According to the foreword of the book, “He was enthralled with the traditions of this historic old town. With characteristic enthusiasm, he promoted every possible venture that commemorated and preserved the character of Old Albany. He served in World War I and received the rank of Colonel and also served in World War II. In this book, he has carefully adhered to simple factual comments. Though he was not given to extravagant rhetoric, we nevertheless can sense the very great pride he took in Van Derpoel accomplishments and contributions of the history of this country. How very fortunate for us that Colonel Hanney was a VanDerpoel, and that our Van Derpoel family began their American experience in Colonel Hannay’s beloved Albany.”
The information on Gerrit, Wynant Gerritse, Melgert Wynantse and Wynant Melgert is from The Vander Poels in America, Van Derpoel Genealogy by William Hannay and other sources.
9th ggrandfather Gerrit Van Derpoel 1590 Gorinchem Netherlands - 1632 Amsterdam, Netherlands
9th ggrandmother Cornelia Wynant of Tiel 1594 Netherlands - 1655 Netherlands
Wynant Gerritse, b. 1620, m. Trijntje Melgerts.
“The troubles which followed the defeat and death of Charles the Bold in 1477, and the changes in the Burgundian Dutchy, we have in a measure lost the thread of the Van Derpoel Genealogy. Charles the Bold (1433-1477) was the Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477. His main objective was to be crowned king by turning the growing Burgundian State into a territorially continuous kingdom. He declared himself and his lands independent, bought Upper Alsace and conquered Zutphen, Guelders and Lorraine, uniting at last Burgundian northern and southern possessions. This caused the enmity of several European powers and triggered the Burgundian Wars.
His early death at the Battle of Nancy at the hands of Swiss mercenaries fighting for Rene II, Duke of Lorraine was of great consequence in European history. The Burgundian domains, long wedged between France and the Habsburg Empire, were divided, but the precise disposition of the vast and disparate territorial possessions involved was disputed among the European powers for centuries.
It will be generally conceded that it is hardly possible to obtain exact genealogical data at an epoch so remote as the unsettled period of the middle ages. Branches of the family can be found in Belgium, The Hague, Amsterdam and Leiden. From the latter family Peter Van Derpoel, the advocate, emigrated to Cape Town, South Africa in 1692, and his descendants are to be found there today.
In the annals of the Netherlands will be found a long list of Van Derpoels, but whose connection with the family we can not trace with certainty.
We can trace our branch of the Van Derpoel family with a satisfactory degree of certainty back to the year 1590, when we first find Gerrit Van Derpoel of Gorcum, which was or is a fortified town of the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, near the boundary of Brabant. It is at the conflux of the Maas and the Wall, a branch of the Rhine, at the influx of the Linge, twenty two miles ESE of Rotterdam. Gorcum was the first city taken by the Revolutionists from the Spaniards in 1572. There is reason to believe that Gerrit resided a short time at Dordrecht, situated ten miles west of Gorcum.
Thus we start with Gerrit Van Derpoel (1), born at Gorcum, Holland in 1590, who married, Cornelia Wynant. Our information in regard to Gerrit is but meagre, as is natural after a lapse of nearly four hundred years. Joel Munsell’s Sons of Albany, have a publication by Talcott which states that the Van Derpoels left Gorcum in 1600. As escape from a wall city in time of war is not always practicable, I am disposed to regard 1609, when the Twelve Years, truce began, as the most probable date. They sought safety in Amsterdam, where Gerrit, the father of Wynant Gerritse is probably buried”.
The following is based on other trees in ancestry.Com. and family search.org.
10th ggrandfather Reyer C G Vander Poel 1561 Gorinchem Netherlands - 1632 Gorinchem, NL 10th ggrandmother Grietken Aerts 1565 Gorinchem Netherlands - 1613 Brabant, NL
11th ggrandfather Cornelis Van Der Poel 1535 Gorinchem, Netherlands - 1587 Gorinchem, NL 11th ggrandmother Anna Blom 1535 Noord-Holland, NL - Gorinchem, NL
12th ggrandfather Jan Cornelisz Van Der Poel 1477 Noord-Brabant, NL - 1575 Noord- Brabant, NL 12th ggrandmother Elizabeth D’Abconde 1480 Brabant, Netherlands - 1575 Brabant, NL
The following is information from The Dutch Settlers Society, geni.com and family.com
13th ggrandfather Albert Van Der Poel 1456 Noord-Brabant, NL - 1520 Noord- Brabant, NL
13th ggrandmother Jannetje de vries 1461 Netherlands - 1536 Netherlands
The following is from the Van Derpoel Genealogy by William Van Derpoel Hannay
Lord John Van Derpoel b. 1394 in Netherlands, d. 1458, Netherlands, married Elizabeth, daughter of Lord William d’Abcounde and Wyck.
Children of Lord John and Elizabeth D’Abcounde:
Lord Adrien, b. about 1440, m. Adrienne Van der Hoogerdeuse 1462
Lady Isabelle, b. about 1443
Lord William, b. about 1445
Lord Guilbert, b. about 1448
Lord James, b. about 1450, d. about 1520
Lord Albert. b. about 1456
Lord Gosuin Van Derpoel married 1412 Geertruyd Van Even, daughter of Thierry Van Even and Arent Van Dorp of Hadewy. On June 20, 1402 Gosuin was created by the Duke Albrecht, Captain of Stavoren “from the 24th of this month to the 4th of November following”.
Children of Lord Gosuin:
Lord Thierry, d. without issue,
Lord Adrien, In 1435 had conferred upon him the title of Seigneur de Wyck.
Lord Robert, who was the founder of the College of St. Ivo for Law students at the University Louvain and is mentioned as a Professor of Law,
Lords Gosuin, John and Thierry Van Derpoel are mentioned among the Knights and Esquires of Holland and Zealand in the reign of Philip, Duke of Burgundy.
Lord Jacob Van Derpoel, b. 1364 was a Bailiff in the Province of South Holland in 1412 and also one time Governor of Geeruidenberg.
Children of Lord Jacob included Lord Gosuin, b. about 1456.
Lord Daniel Van DerPoel 1339 - 1408 Lord Daniel is listed in 1405 among the nobles then recognized in Holland, and with his sons were engaged in the siege of Hagestein. Lord Daniel was killed in 1408 near Othee in battle with a detachment from Liege.
Children of Lord Daniel:
Lord Gysbredht, b. 1360 Governor of Geertuidenberg 1409,
Lord Thierry, b. 1362,
Lord Jacob, b. 1364,
Lady Margaret, b. 1369, m. Seigneur Ruso de Rivere.
Lord John, b. 1372,Lead a revolt with others against Duke Albreccht.
Lord Daniel, b. 1375, present at the signing of Treaty of Peace 1419 at Wondrichem.
Lady Elizabeth, b. 1380 married Everhardt Serclaes, Lord of Nath and Cruyckenburg 1416.
Lord Daniel Vander Poel became a well-known character in the history of Holland and Hainault, a dauntless knight of approved valor. His father, the good King William, was killed before Stavoren in 1345 in war with the Frisians, as his predecessor had been, and at the same time two brothers of the Lady Aleide lost their lives, the Chevaliers Daniel and Florent van de Merwede.
In the “Navorscher” in the notes or queries of The Netherlands, is found on page 39 a query about Daniel Vander Poel, Knight, who was killed battle in 1408, and who was a son of William IV of Holland and Lady Aleide van de Merwede, and on page 137 is another account of the same person.
Daniel, Lord Vander Poel, in 1404 is named among the nobles then recognized in Holland, and with his sons was engaged in the siege of Hagenstein.
Lord Daniel Vander Poel bore the arms of his mother with the lions of Holland and of Henegouen in a quarter.
Count William IV of Hainaut 1304 - 1345
Lady Aleide Merwede 1303 - 1342
Children of Count William IV and Lady Aleide
Lord John, b. 1332
Lord Rutger, b. 1333. Became a priest in Leiden 1366
Lord Florent, b. 1335. Co-Seigneurs of Oudeland and Serarmontskerke 1395
Lord Walphaerd, b. 1338. Co-Seigneurs of Oudeland and Serarmontskerke 1395
Lord Daniel, b. 1339.
Lady Aleide, b. 1343
William IV Count of Hainaut, Holland and Zealand, born 1304, died 1345, a great grandson of Rudolph 1, of Hapsburg, Emperor of Germany. In 1330 he married the Lady Aleide Van de Merwede, daughter of Daniel, the Chevalier Van de Merwede, Lord of Geertruidenbergh. From this union sprang the family Van Derpoel. This was the second marriage of Count William, and his children by his first marriage would naturally inherit his titles and power; but upon his son Daniel by his second marriage, born 1449 the count conferred the Fief and Castle of Poelgeest, near the village of Poel-dijk. (Poel means march; and Poel dijk - the dyke on the marsh.
It appears that in 1393 the Castle of Poel, or Padden Poel, on the Poelgeest, was in possession of Lord Van Wassenaer, also spoken of as Philip, Viscount of Leiden. The account is that Lord Van Wassenaer had seized the castle and was accessory to the murder of Adeide Van Derpoel, and for the crime Albert III of Bavaria gave orders to Conrad Kuser to attack the castle.
The Duke of Bavaria invaded the Netherlands and attempted to possess himself of certain cities. The war was concluded by the treaty of peace in 1419 at Woudrichem between Jacqueline, Countess of Holland and Zealand, and John Duke of Bavaria.
The attack on Castle Van Derpoel resulted in its destruction, but it was rebuilt shortly after. Whether it was in the tenure of Van Derpoels or of the Van Wassenaers is not stated. Probably the rightful owner was put in possession by Duke Albrecht in 1393. It was again destroyed in 1420 during the siege of Leiden by Duke John of Bavaria; it was restored, but once more demolished in 1429. The building was repaired, and from that time it was used as a Ladies Convent and named Nonne-Poel, or rather Marien-Poel. The convent was damaged by fire during the siege of Leiden in 1753 and was not rebuilt.
The first Lord John is mentioned in 1363 as John van Poele, with statement that he was the Grand Bailiff of Hainault.
Seigneur Rutger became a priest, and was one of the first protectors of the Epistle of St. Pancras at Leiden in 1366.
In 1395 Duke Albert of Bavaria issued letters patent to Florent and Walphaerd Vander Poel as co-siegnieurs of Oudeland and Serarsmonts-Kerke.
Other possible descendants taken from other sources including gene.com are as follows.
Kaiser Ludwig von 1282 Munchen, Bayern, Deutschland
Wittelsbach IV 1347 Bayern, Deutschland
Ludwig II “the Severe”, 1229 Baen-Wurttemberg, Germany
duke of Upper Bavaria 1294 Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Ludwig I “der Kelheimer” 1173, Bayern, Deutschland
von Wittelsba 1231 Bayern, Deutschland
Count Otto II der Erlauchte 1206 Bavaria, Germany - 1253 Bavaria, Germany
von der Pfalz
Count Otto I Wittelsbach 1117 Barern, Deutschland
The information on Holland is from Wikipedia.
"The Duchy of Brabant was a state of the Holy Roman Empire established in 1183 or 1190. It developed from the Landgraviate of Brabant and formed the heart of the historic Low Countries, part of the Burgundian Netherlands from 1430 and of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1482 and of the Habsburg Netherlands from 1482, until it was split up after the Dutch revolt. After the War of Independence, Catholics in the Southern Netherlands were systematically and discriminated against by the Northern Protestant government until the second half of the 19th century, which had a major influence on the economic and cultural development of the southern part of the Netherlands. The four capitals were Leuven, Brussels, Antwerp and s-Hertogenbosch.
Until the 17th century, the area that now makes up the province of North Brabant was mostly part of the Duchy of Brabant, of which the southern part is now in Belgium. During the 14th and 15th centuries, the area experienced a golden age, especially the now Belgian cities of Brussels, Mechelen, Leuven and Antwerp, and the now Dutch cities of Breda, Bergen op Zoom and s-Hertogenbosch. After the union of Utrecgty was signed in 1579, Brabant became a battlefield between the Protestant Dutch Republic and Catholic Spain, which occupied the southern Netherlands.
Noord-Brabant, also unofficially called Brabant, is a province in the south of the Netherlands. It borders the provinces of South Holland and Gelderland to the north, Limburg to the east, Zeeland to the west, and the Flemish provinces of Antwerp and Limburg to the south."
"Gorinchem is a city in the western Netherlands in the province of South Holland. It is assumed that Gorinchem was founded about 1000 CE by fishermen and farmers on the raised land near the mouth of the river Linge. It is first mentioned in a document from 1224 in which Gloris IV granted people from Gorinchem execution of toll payments throughout Holland.
Somewhere between 1247 and 1267, Gorinchem became property of the Lords of Arkel. At the end of the 13th century earthen mounts reinforced with palisades were built around the settlement to protect it from domination by the neighboring counties of Holland and Genre. Half a century later real city walls were built complete with 7 gates and 23 watchtowers. Otto van Arkel granted it city rights on 11 November 1322.
Jan van Arkel had a dispute with Albert I, brother of Willem V of Holland, leading to war and subsequently to the annexation of Gorinchem to Holland in 1417. This resulted in increased trade and Gorinchem grew to be the eighth largest city of Holland.
On 9 July 1572, the Watergeuzen (Dutch rebels against Spanish rule) conquered the city and captured 19 Catholic priests and monks. Because they refused to renounce their faith, these priests and monks were brought to Brielle where they were hanged and were from then on known among Catholics as the Martyrs of Gorkum.
By the 16th century, the city walls were so deteriorated that they were replaced with new fortifications and eleven bastions that still are almost completely intact. The new walls were completed in 1609 and were located further from the town centre, making the city twice as large."
South Holland borders North Holland to the north, Utrecht and Gelderland to the east, and North Brabant and Zeeland to the south. During the Eighty Years War, the area of South Holland was the scene of the Capture of Brielle, the Siege of Leiden and the assassination of William the Silent.
William I, Prince of Orange, also known as William the Silent, was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgsthat which set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568-1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. William was a convert to Calvinism and tried to liberate the Calvinist Dutch from the Catholic. He led the Dutch to several successes in the fight against the Spanish. Declared an outlawry by the Spanish king in 1580, he was assassinated in 1584.
The Union of Utrecht was a treaty signed on 23 January 1579 in Utrecht, Netherlands, unifying the northern provinces of the Netherlands, until then under the control of Habsburg Spain.
The treaty was signed on 23 January by Holland, Zeeland, Utecht, but not all of Utrecht and the province, but not the city of Groningen.
The treaty was a reaction of the Protestant provinces to the 1579 Union of Arras in which two southern provinces and a city declared their support for Roman Catholic Spain. In 1579 other province joined including Groningen.
Half of Brabant was conquered by the Spanish troops. The Union contributed to the deterioration in the relationship between the provinces and their lord and in 1581 the United Provinces declared their independence of the king in the Act of Abjuration.
The twelve Years Truce of 1609 marked a pause in one of history’s longest running conflicts, the Eighty Years War, effectively acknowledging Dutch independence.
The Union of Utrecht allowed complete personal freedom of religion and was thus one of the first unlimited edicts of religious toleration. An additional declaration allowed provinces and cities that wished to remain Roman Catholic to join the Union.
The dutch Revolt, 1566-1648 was the revolt in the Low Countries against the rule of the Habsburg King Philip II of Spain, hereditary ruler of the provinces.
The Eighty Years War or Dutch War of Independence, 1568-1648, was a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces of what are today the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg against Philip II of Spain, the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. After the initial stages, Philip II of Spain, deployed his armies and regained control over most of the rebelling provinces. The reeling provinces eventually were able to oust the Habsburg armies and in 1581 they established the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. The Dutch Republic was recognized by Spain and the major European powers in 1609 at the start of the Twelve Years Truce. Hostilities broke out again around 1619, as part of the broader Thirty Years War. An end was reached in 1648 with the Peace of Munster when the Dutch Republic was definitively recognized as an independent country no longer part of the Holy Roman Empire. Nevertheless, despite achieving independence, there was considerable opposition to the Treaty of Munster within the States General of the Netherlands since it allowed Spain to retain the Southern Provinces and permitted religious toleration for Catholics.
There are numerous causes that led to the Eighty Years War but the primary reasons could be classified into two: resentment towards the Spanish authority and religious tension.
The Count of Hainault was the ruler of the county of Hainaut, a historical region in the Low Countries, including the modern countries of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and parts of northern France and western Germany.
In the modern Kingdom of Belgium, the title of Count of Hainaut was traditionally given to the eldest son of the crown prince, who was himself styled Duke of Brabant.
Currently, Roman Catholicism is the single largest religion of the Netherlands. Catholicism dominated Dutch religion until the early 16th century."
The remainder of this book contains summaries of some of the connections to the Vanderpool lines. The complete ancestors trees are listed on ancestory.com. If you want access to these family trees, please download ancestory.com which is free and then please contact Peggy Judkins, email@example.com to get assess to this tree.
Hattie Curtis, wife of Felix Vanderpool, was the daughter of Rev. Matthew Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Matthew’s father was John H Curtis, who was married to Mary Belle McFarland. Matthew and John both lived in DeKalb County, TN.
I begin the Curtis line with John Curtis in 1573 b. in Derbyshire, England, m. to Ellen Fowler, also born in Derbyshire, England.
John and Ellen’s grand son, Thomas was the first immigrant to come to America and lived and died in Burlington, NJ.
Mary Elizabeth Johnson, wife of Matthew Curtis, was daughter to Francis Henry Johnson and Mary Judith Dalton, who lived in Smith County, TN. Other descendants living in Smith County, TN were John Albert Johnson, married to Mary Southdown Young. William Johnson and wife Elizabeth Robertson, and Richard Johnson and wife Susannah Gilliam lived and died in VA.
Mary Judith Dalton, mother of Mary Elizabeth Johnson, family first came to America from Yorkshire, England in the 1600s. The first Daltons that I have any record of are Oliver born 1590 and his son, Michael, both born and died in England. Oliver’s grand son, Tyrell along with Tyrell’s son William, were the first to come to Virginia, USA. Other descendants living in Virginia were Timothy Dalton, Timothy Dalton, and Elizabeth Talbot. Timothy Dalton and Sarah Mason moved from Virginia to Hawkins Tennessee.
Nancy Mary Farmer, wife of William Vanderpool, was the daughter of John Matthias Farmer, born 1806 in Charlotte, VA and Mary Bates. The father of John Matthias was Joseph Farmer born in 1785 in Charlotte, VA and married to Betsy Smith Lambert. Joseph’s father, Stephen Farmer was the first farmer in Smith County, TN. He was born in Va in 1755 and married Elizabeth Anderson.
Joseph Farmer was a private in the confederacy, artillery while living in Va, enlisted date 1862. He was living in VA when it became the 10th state admitted to the Union on June 25, 1788.
The Farmer line begins with Richard Farmer, b.1410 in Worcestershire, England. He was married to Martha Hawkins Newman. Other descendants born and died in England was Herbert John Farmer, m. Susanna Bellamy, John Farmer, m. Alice Smythe, Farmer, m. Lady Elizabeth Jenkes, Thomas Farmer ESQ m. Bridgette Barker, and John Farmer, m. Mary Temple. The Farmer name was previously Fermor.
Thomas Farmer born in 1594 in London, England immigrated to America in 1616 aboard the English passenger ship Tryall as an indentured servant. Thomas had to work years to repay his passage to the New World. He was eventually granted his freedom and 50 acres of land by the governor. He lived and died in Chesterfield County, VA. He was married to Mary Ward who was also born in England.
King James I assumed responsibility for the colony of Virginia after he dissolved the Virginia Company of London. He ordered Virginia’s leaders to make a record of the colony’s inhabitants and their provisions. Thomas was listed in the muster roll of the inhabitants of Ye Neck of Land, 16 Feb 1623 and again 24 Feb 1624. He was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1629-30. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from The Plantations of the Colledge Land and the Neck of Land in the General Assemble of 1620-1630. He came to Virginia four years before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He survived the March 22, 1622 Indian Massacre in which over four hundred English settlers were killed.
Other great grand parents who live in Henrico County, Va include: Henry Farmer Sr. b. 1628, m. Alice West, Henry Farmer, b. 1657, m. Mary Clarke, John Farmer, b. 1686, m. Susannah Cheatham, Benjamin Farmer, b. 1716, m. Sarah Ishan.
Henrico County, named in honor of Henry, Prince of Wales is located at the falls in the James River, ten miles from Farrars Island. Henrico County was established in 1632, originally comprised the present Henrico and Chesterfield counties, but in 1749, Chesterfield was made a separate county. The James River separates the two counties. The records of the Farmer’s descendants are Henrico County until 1749 and after which they are Chersterfielfd records for they lived across the James River from Jarrars Island in the part of Henrico County that became Chesterfield County.
Ester Bates, wife of Joseph Vanderpool, was a sister to Mary Bates, wife of John Matthias Farmer. Ester was the mother to William Vanderpool who married Nancy Farmer whose mother was Mary Bates. The father of the Bates sisters was John H. Bates.
The wife of John H. Bates was Sarah Hawkins. John and Sarah were both born in NC and died in Smith County, TN. Sarah’s father, John was born in Baltimore, MD as was her grandfather, William, and grandmother Mary Wood. Others connected to Sarah Hawkins were her mother, Mary Pettit, grandfather Benjamin Petit and grandmother Elizabeth Sprinkle, Col Thomas Pettis, Rachel Faith Wilson, Anne Prebble, Joshua Wood, Martha Smith, Joshua Wood, Emanuel Smith, Susannah Welch, William Welch, Isabella Dulsabella, Mary Bucknel, Mary Burke, Thomas J Bucknell, and Anna Teagarden who lived in Maryland, PA, VA and NC.
John Hawkins’s grandfather, Robert was born in Bedfordshire, England in 1691 and was the first Hawkins to arrive in Maryland. His wife, Anne Prebble was born in Maryland. His father was Richard John and his mother was Elizabeth Farmer.
Richard John’s father was Richard Hawkins, born 1612 and his mother was Katherine Elizabeth Drake, born 1615. Our relationship to Sir Frances Drake started with Elizabeth. Richard’s father was Admiral, Sir Richard Hawkins, born 1562 in Devon, England.
I have included a summary from various sources, including wikipedia, on the Hawkins and Drake line.
Sir Richard Hawkins was born in 1562 in Devon, England. His wife was Lady Judith Hele, born in 1568. He became the first person to realize on a voyage that scurvy could be defeated by serving sailors 3 spoonfuls of sour orange or lemon each day. It soon became a life preserving practice to add citrus juice to the diet. The elimination of scurvy played a big part in England’s domination of the seas.
Sir Richard made his first long voyage to the West Indies and wrote and published his observations of this voyage and many others. He sailed the coast of Portugal against the Spanish and was later captured by two Spanish ships and was imprisoned and later ransomed for 3,000 pounds.
Sir Richard was knighted and made Vice Admiral in 1603. He was active in defending the Devonshire coast from pirates. In 1604, he became a member of Parliament for Plymouth, Devon, England.
Sir Richard’s father Admiral Sir John Hawkins was an English naval commander and administrator. He was born on November 12, 1532 in Plymouth, Devon, England. He was also a privateer and an early promoter of English involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. He was considered the first English trader to profit from the Triangle Trade, based on selling supplies to colonies and their demand for African slaves in the Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo and Venezuela in the late 16th century. He was general of both his own flotilla of ships and those of the English Royal Navy.
He received commission from Queen Elizabeth I which allowed him to privateer. England was not at war with Spain, but the commission allowed Hawkins to plunder the Spanish fleet for loot. He formed a venture syndicate with others to invest in trade with Africa. In 1562, he set sail with three ships to Sierra Leone where he captured 300 slaves, and took them to the plantations in the Americas where he traded the slaves for pearls, hides and sugar. The slave trade became so prosperous that the Crown granted Hawkins a coat of arms which displays a male slave on it.
Hawkins was the chief architect of the Elizabethan Navy. In the battle which defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588, he served as a Vice-Admiral. He was also knighted for gallantry. He later devised the naval blockade that intercepted Spanish treasure ships leaving Mexico and South America.
After observing tobacco use in the Americas during their voyages, he brought back the tobacco leaves and the practice of smoking to England, though the practice did not gain in popularity until years after.
Queen Elizabeth invested money in Sir John Hawkins adventures and in 1577 he was appointed Treasurer to her navy. As Treasurer he increased the size of the Navy and according to one historian, “To him if to any single man belongs the chief credit for the first-rate fighting fleet which Elizabeth was able to launch against the Armada”.
Hawkins son was captured by the Spanish in 1593 in the South Atlantic. With Sir Francis Drake, his second cousin, he raised a fleet of 27 ships to attack the Spanish in the West Indies. They set sail from Plymouth on 29 August 1595. Bad weather and skirmishes with the Spanish fleet hampered their efforts to get his son back. During the voyage they both fell sick. Sir John Hawkins died at sea off Puerto Rico. and on 12 November 1595, it was reported that Admiral Sir John Hawkins died at sea close to Puerto Rico.
The advice he gave his crew is now famous: ”Serve God daily, love one another, preserve your victuals, beware of fire and keep good company”.
His death, and that of Sir Francis Drake saw the decline of the Royal Navy for decades before its recovery.
In 2006, one of his descendants publicly apologized for John Hawkins’s actions in the slave trade. In 2020, Plymouth City Council announced that due to Hawkins’s links with the slave trade, it planned to rename Sir John Hawkins Square.
John Hawkins’s father, Sir William Hawkins, was a sea Captain and owner of considerable property in Plymouth. He was born to a prominent family in Plymouth. He was Mayor and elected member of Parliament.
Other descendants connected to the Hawkins name are mostly from Devon, Yorkshire, and Somerset England and can be found on the Vanderpool Tree in Ancestry.com. My Hawkins line ends with Sir Osbert Hawkins, born 1393 and died 1453.
John and Williams Hawkins are mentioned from varies sources including Wikipedia concerning Sir Francis Drake.
Richard Hawkins, born 1612, wife was Katherine Elizabeth Drake, born 1615. Our relationship to Sir Frances Drake started with Elizabeth.
Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – 28 January 1596) was an English explorer, sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer, and politician. Drake is best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580. This included his incursion into the Pacific Ocean, until then an area of exclusive Spanish interest, and his claim to New Albion for England, an area in what is now the U.S. state of California. His expedition inaugurated an era of conflict with the Spanish on the western coast of the Americas, an area that had previously been largely unexplored by Western shipping.
Elizabeth I awarded Drake a knighthood in 1581. In the same year he was appointed mayor of Plymouth. As a vice admiral, he was second-in-command of the English fleet in the victorious battle against the Spanish Armada in 1588. After unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico, he died of dysentery in January 1596.
Before dying, he asked to be dressed in his full armor. He was buried at sea in a sealed lead-lined coffin, near Portobelo, a few miles off the coastline. Divers continue to search for the coffin.
Drake's exploits made him a hero to the English, but his privateering led the Spanish to brand him a pirate, known to them as El Draque. King Philip II of Spain allegedly offered a reward of 20,000 ducats for his capture or death, about US $8 million in modern currency.
Francis Drake was born in Taavistock, Devon, England. Although his birth date is not formally recorded, his birth date is estimated from contemporary sources. He was the oldest of the twelve sons of Edmund Drake (1518–1585), a Protestant farmer, and his wife Mary Mylwaye. He was alleged to have been named after his godfather Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford.
Francis received his early education under the direction of Sir John Hawkins, a relative.
At twenty, he made a voyage to the coast of Guinea in a ship owned by William and John Hawkins some of his relatives from Plymouth.
In 1566–1567, Drake made his first voyage to the Americas, sailing under Captain John Lovell on one of a fleet of ships owned by the Hawkins family. They attacked Portuguese settlements and slave ships on the coast of West Africa and then sailed to the Americas and sold the captured cargoes of enslaved Africans to Spanish plantations.
Drake's second voyage to the Americas and his second slave trading voyage was in 1568. While negotiating to resupply and repair at a Spanish port in Mexico, the fleet was attacked by Spanish warships, with all but two of the English ships lost. He escaped along with John Hawkins, surviving the attack by swimming. Drake's hostility towards the Spanish is said to have started with this incident and he vowed revenge.
After an attack on a richly laden mule train, Drake and his party found that they had captured around 20 tons of silver and gold. They buried much of the treasure, as it was too much for their party to carry, and made off with a fortune in gold. (An account of this may have given rise to subsequent stories of pirates and buried treasure). He made many trips in his lifetime and collected many treasures.
In 1580, Drake purchased Buckland Abbey, a large manor house in Devon. He lived there for fifteen years, until his final voyage, and it remained in his family for several generations. Buckland Abbey is now in the care of the National Trust and a number of mementos of his life are displayed there. Drake's seafaring career continued into his mid-fifties.
There are various places in the UK named after him, especially in Plymouth, Devon. Places carrying his name include the naval base HMS Drake, Drake's Island, and a shopping center and roundabout named Drake Circus. Plymouth Hoe is also home to a statue of Drake. The Sir Francis Drake Channel is located in the British Virgin Islands.
In northern California, there are several landmarks named after Drake, including the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin County, which extends from the Point Reyes Lighthouse at Drakes Bay to Highway 580 near San Quentin State Prison.
After the protests against police brutality and racism that followed the murder of George Floyd, memorials in California received public scrutiny as part of a worldwide reexamination of place names and monuments connected to racism. A high school which was named after Drake, the Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California, was renamed in 2021 due to his involvement with the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism and piracy. A statue of Drake in Larkspur, California was also removed by the city authorities. There are also other movements to rename other sites and monuments.
My line on anestry.com ends with Roger Drake born before 1230 in Devonshire, England.
Wynant Vanderpool was married to Naomi Kinman. My tree starts with Thomas Kinman. He was born in the early 1500”s in Lincolnshire, England. Naomi’s father, Samuel William, was the first immigrant to Pennsylvania, USA. He was born in 1697 in London, England.
Abraham Vanderpool was married to Jannetje Webbling. Jannetje was born in Albany, NY. I don’t have any further information on her, but I assume her family came from Netherlands.
Wynant Melgertse Vanderpool was married to Catherine De Hooges. Her grandfather, Anthony De Hooges was born sometime in 1620. He was born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He was the first immigrant to come to Albany, New Netherland. Anthony’s father Johannes, (1590) and grandfather, Jan (1556) both were born in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Other names linked to Catherine De Hooges include Margarita Post whose father Adriaen was born in Netherlands 1620 and came to New Jersey. The Post’s line ends with Dirck, (1429) born in the Netherlands. Other Ancestors include Meijinaerts, Meijnen, Mockers and Eelkens, all from the Netherlands.
Melgert W. Vanderpoel was married to Ariantje VerPlanck. Her father, Abraham VerPlanck was born in Netherlands and come to America in 1636. He landed in Albany, NY. Abraham’s grandfather, Petrus was born sometime in 1552 in Danoutre, Belgium and lived and died in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Petrus’s father, Anthony, was born in 1520 in Netherlands. Abraham was married to Maria Vigne. Maria and her ancestors were born in France and first came to NY before 1632. Other ancestors were Goubels, Pasteaux, Chalet, Mons, all born in Netherlands.
Wynant VanDerPoel was married to Tryntje Roocholt Melgerts. Wynant and Tryntje were both born in the Netherlands but
came to America and lived in Albany, NY. Her father Roocholt (1593) and mother, Neeltie Cornelis (1597) lived and died in the Netherlands.
Gerit Van Derpoel was married to Cornelia Wynant. Cornelia’s family lived in Gorinchem, Netherlands. Her father, Cornelius was born in 1541.
Reyer Van der Poel was married to Grietken Aerts (1571). Her father was Lieven (1522) and her mother was Margaretha Dejaegher (1525). They lived and died in the Netherlands.
Other names associated with Vanderpool include Boom, D’Abconde, de Vries, van Tichelt, Pullekens and Backers. Not much is known about these except they lived in the Netherlands. The line goes back to 1420.