Old Dutch New York Bible 1741 Owned by Harmon Quackenbush
The Quackenbush in America began with (Holland born) Pieter Quackenbush who with his wife and a couple of children arrived in Albany, New York circa 1660. Harmon Quackenbush, a Revolutionary War patriot, was born December 5, 1738 at Schaghticoke, New York.
This Bible printed in Holland originally owned by Peter Ackart was purchased by Harmon Quackenbush of Schaghticoke, New York 28 May 1775 and is housed at the Arvilla Diver Memorial Library of Schaghticoke, New York. Harmon was married to Judith Morrel about l764 The Bible (image below) was purchased of Harman Groesbeck and Genet Winney, the two Elders of the Church at that time for the sum of four pounds, two shillings, zero penny which is paid by the said Harmon Quackenbush. On the inside cover : handwritten 1738 December 5 Harmon Quackenbush was born, Departed this life the 15th of May 1824. Page directly after face plate lists the birth of his wife 1739 April 26 and followed by all the children, 1759 December 22 then is born my eldest daughter, Alida. Alida married Daniel Bradt (AnthonyBradt & Rebecca Van Der Heyden ) and their daughter Judah Bradt b. 17 Nov. 1786 married William G. Waldron at Schaghticoke 9 May 1804. They had 14 children -the family resided in North Creek, New York.
Harmon Quackenbush was Author Gloria Waldron Hukle's grandfather 7 generations back.
Children of Harmon beginning with eldest daughter Alida born Dec. 22, 1759.
Harmon Quackenbush and wife Judah Morrall Quackenbush are Alida, above and
Elizabeth born 1761 Aug. 28, son Sybrant was born Sept. 11 , 1763, son Daniel born 1765, Aug 27th, son John born 1767 June 18, daughter Nellie who eventually married Peter Benway was born 1769, August 19th, Harmon and Judith's son Jacob was born 1771 November 15th. Jacob married Ann Grosbeck and it was Jacob who inherited the Bible. Jacob Quackenbush died December 16th 1847 as recorded in this Bible. Harmon and Judith Quackenbush last born daughter was Catherine born 1774 January 15. Also recorded is Maria Benway born 1789 Sept. 20th.
Born l775, January 28th Ann Groesbeck (believed to be daughter of Harmon Groesbeck
) Ann and Jacob Quackenbush married as written in the Bible 1793 June 30th.
1794 June 9th daughter Agnes Quackenbush was born, 1796 daughter Judy was born November 26th. It is interesting that her name is written as Judy an not Judith. In 1799 a son Thomas was born July 15th. 1802 Feb 8th Maria born, 1804 a daughter Catherine on Sept. 18th, 1808 Nellie (daughter of Jacob & Ann Quackenbush) 1814 Nicholas on June 9th, This child must have died young because a second Nicholas is listed as born 1817 January 19th. Images & transcriptions thanks to Ruth Urdwary Ft.Crailo DAR.
Ann Groesbeck wife of Jacob died 27 Sept. 1851.