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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Mebie Family

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[This information is from pp. 244-246 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

Jan Pieterson Mebee who came in 1684 had the following descendants:

Jan Pietersen Mebie came to Schenectady in 1684. He married Anna Pieterse, daughter of Pieter Jacobse Borsboon, one of the original proprietors of Schenectady. His home in the village was on the east side of Church Street, next north of the Dutch church lot, covering the premises now severally owned by Mrs. John A. Washington and Mrs. Benjamin. He also owned land on the third flat, on the south side of the Mohawk River, eight miles above Schenectady.

In 1697, Rode, called by the Christians, Dirk, a Mohawk sachem, with the consent of all the other Mohawks, granted a piece of ground containing eighty acres, lying on both sides of Schoharie Creek, commonly known by the name of "Kudarodae," to Jan Pieterse Mebie, in consideration that his wife "is something related to the Mohawk castle."

Jan Pieterse died April 8th, 1725, leaving surviving him three sons and five daughters.

Pieter, the oldest son of Jan, born January 20th, 1696, married, June 12th, 1721, Susanna, daughter of Arent Vedder. He settled on the north side of the Mohawk River, on the north side of "Arent Mebie's Kil," just north of the stone bridge on the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. He left surviving him several sons and daughters.

Jan, son of Pieter, born January 10th, 1728, married, December 13th, 1755, Alida, daughter of Simon Toll. He died November 24th, 1796. He left surviving him several sons and daughters.

Harmanus, son of Pieter, born October 9th, 1737, married, January 8th, 1761, Susanna, daughter of Barent Wemple. He left one son, Peter, and two daughters, Debora and Margaret.

Arent, son of Pieter, born in 1739, married, December 22d, 1764, Sarah, daughter of Josias Swart, and left three children, Pieter, Josias and Susanna.

Peter, a son of Pieter, born November 14th, 1742, married, July 11th, 1767, Alida, daughter of Harmanus Peek. They became, by removal, a Schoharie family. He left one son, Harmanus, and two daughters, Sarah and Maria.

Abraham, the second son of Jan Pieterse, born June 26th, 1695, married, June 10th, 1718, Annatje, daughter of Albert Vedder. He secondly married, March 30th, 1752, Catalina Roseboom of Albany. He was a blacksmith, and lived on the lot next northerly to the Dutch church, before mentioned, as belonging to his father, Jan. It was in his barn, the identical one now standing on the premises of Mrs. Park Benjamin, where, on the 18th day of July, 1748, Colonel Jacob Glen of Scotia, and his rescuing party of about eighty citizens, deposited twenty-six of their friends, slaughtered at Beukendahl, in two parallel rows, to be claimed and removed by their friends and relatives.

Albert, son of Abraham, born February 20th, 1738, married Engeltie, daughter of Bartholomew Vrooman, December 20th, 1760. He had several children, but the family removed to Tryon County, to that part now known as Montgomery County (old Canajoharie).

Catharina, a daughter of Abraham, born August 6th, 1720 married Johannes Volkertse Veeder.

Anna, another daughter, born September 1st, 1722, married Adam Hendrickse Vrooman.

Maria, another daughter, born November 23d, 1724, married Abraham Fonda.

Eva, third daughter, born April 20th, 1727, married Gerrit Van Antwerpen.

Engeltje, another daughter, born April 13th, 1735, married Hendrick Van Dyck.

Margarietje, fifth daughter, born August 23d, 1740, married Johannes R. Wemple.

Jacob, the third son of Jan Peterse, born March 1st, 1698, married August 7th, 1725, Catharina, daughter of Hendrick Vrooman. He inherited, by his father's will, one-half of the old homestead farm on the third flat, on the south side of the Mohawk. His house, still standing, is occupied by his great grandson, Simon Mebie. Jacob died April 18th, 1755, leaving three sons and three daughters.

John, his oldest son, May 1st, 1738, married, December 26th, 1760, Cornelia Hagadorn. He died July 11th, 1763, apparently without issue.

Cornelius, his second son, born in March, 1741, married November 19th, 1767, Hesther, daughter of Abraham Groot. He died leaving surviving two sons and five daughters.

Major Jacob C., oldest son of Cornelius, born May 31st, 1772, married, January 20th, 1793, Eva, daughter of Simon Van Patten. He lived on the old homestead in Woestyne. He was killed December 4th, 1823, "by his loaded wagon passing over his body on the way to Albany." The Major left several children, but we will only mention his oldest son, Simon, born August 31st, 1805, married, May 7th, 1827, Hannah Marlett, and now resides upon the old homestead.

Abraham, the third son of Jacob, Sr., born January 4th, 1778, died September 21st, 1810, without issue.

Catharina, the oldest daughter of Jacob, Sr., born July 17th, 1768, married Nicholas J. Van Patten.

Willemjsie, another daughter, born February 4th, 1774, married Johannes J. Bratt.

Margarita, third daughter, born March 3d, 1776, married Nicholas A. Bratt.

Annatje, another daughter, born February 20th, 1780, married Nicholas P. Van Patten.

Hester, fifth daughter, born May 9th, 1782, married Jellis Swart.

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