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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Abraham Groot

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 121-122 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

[The original version uses assorted typographical symbols to represent footnotes. To improve legibility, the online version uses the form (page number - note number.)]

Son of the first settler, married Antje Wemp, widow of Sander Glen in 1696, and secondly Hesterje, daughter of Harmen Visscher of Albany, in 1699, by whom he had several children.

On the 10th March, 1706/7, the trustees of Schenectady conveyed to "him and his brother Dirk, — to each one-half — fourteen morgens of woodland, bounded west by the woodland of Barent Vrooman, South by the Niskayuna Path [Union street], east by the hill called Niskayuna Bergh [College Hill], to be measured north from the highway."

This parcel extended along the north side of Union street 96 rods Rynland measure or 1152 feet, — from a point 152 feet easterly from Fonda street to a point 192 feet easterly from lot 187 Union street, — or about half way up College hill (122-1) and 87 1/2 rods in the rear. This parcel was divided into two equal portions by an easterly and westerly line, Dirk taking the northerly half and Abraham the southerly half lying along the street. Subsequently Dirk sold his half to Philip Livingston of Albany, who 24 March, 1736/7, exchanged it for a parcel of 12 morgens on the Kallebergh, called the Varken's Kraal, owned by the town. (122-2)

Notes

(122-1) [To a point now in premises of Judge J. S. Landon, S. Ct. S. N. Y. — M'M.]

(122-2) Dutch Church Papers.

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