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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Evert Van Eps

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 180 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.)]

He was son of Jan Dirkse Van Eps. His first wife was Eva, daughter of Carel Hansen Toll, his second, Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Truax. He had 13 children.

His village lot on the west side of Washington street is now divided into two parcels, on which stand the houses of the late Judge A. C. Paige and Mrs. Peck. (180-1)

On the 3d of April, 1707, the trustees of Schenectady conveyed to him four morgens of land on "both sides of the Hansen kil [College brook], beginning from the east side of woodland belonging to Gerrit Gysbertse [Van Brakel], where its 30 rods [360 feet] wide and holds that breadth up along both sides of the said creek till it takes in four morgens." (180-2)

This parcel of ground commenced at a point on College brook 720 feet easterly of the west side of Romeyn street or Symon Groot's bridge, and ran up the creek from that point 960 feet, having a breadth of 180 feet on each side of said creek, and was partly within the present [1883] College lands.

Notes

(180-1) Deeds, IV, 324.

(180-2) Church Papers; also H. Yates' Papers.

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