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Descendants of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren

Generation No. 1

1. CORNELIS MAESSEN2 VAN BUREN (MAESS1)1 was born Abt. 1607 in Buren, Gelderland, Netherlands, and died Apr 1648 in Rensselaerswyck. He married CATALYNTJE MARTENSE2 Abt. 1635 in Netherlands. She was born Abt. 1614, and died Apr 1648.

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Reference: Family History of Southern NY, Vol 111, Southern New York Family Histories, p. 1371

Van Buren The original settler of the Van Buren family did not bear the name Van Buren. It was not the custom, when he came to America, 1631, for Netherlanders to have a family name except in rare cases. The Dutch of New Netherland, after the succession of the English in 1664, began to adopt family surnames, generally taking the name of the place from which they or their parents emigrated in Holland, using the prefix "Van," which is Dutch for of or from. Thus it was no doubt, with the second generation of the Van Buren family in America, the father of whom was Cornelis Maessen - Maes or Maas, being the Christian name of his father, the suffix "sen" or "se" signifying son.

Cornelis Maessen either emigrated from Buren, a village of the province of Gelderland, Holland, or was a native of that place. During the summer of 1631 he sailed for America in the ship "Rensselaerwyck" having with him his young wife, Catalyntje Martense, (daughter of a man named Marten) and had at least one son named Marten. A second son, Hendrick, is said to have been born on the voyage. They settled on a farm a little below Greenbush, at a place called Papsknee, leasing a farm from the Patroon Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, who had been granted large tracts comprising large portions of the present counties of Albany and Rensselaer, then called Rensselaerwyck. He and his wife dies in 1648, and the records show they were buried the same day. He died intestate, and the children were placed under guardians. His estate consisted in part of property in New York City, which is now between Fourteenth and Christopher streets. Children mentioned in legal papers: Marten C., see forward: Hendrick, Maes, Styntje.

Reference: Family Tree Maker Online: Collections on History of Albany, page 177.

Van Buren, Cornelis Maas, came out in the ship Rensselaerwyck, and had a farm at Papsknee. He and his wife died in 1648, and beide op eenen dagh zyn begraaven. Teunis Dirkse Van Vechten, Poentie, and Cornelise Van Vechten were trustees of his estate, and guardians of his children in 1657. His wife was Catalyntje Martense. Ch: Hendrick, eldest son; Marten; Maas; Styntje, w. of Dirk Wesselse Ten Broeck, in 1663; Tobias; all these children were living in 1662.

Reference: Printed from Family Tree Maker, CD II New Netherland Vital Records, 1600s, Directory to Persons in New Netherland, 1600s, Surnames U- V, @, Inc., June 18, 2004 p. 1492

Family Surname: VanBuren                         Immigrant: Cornelis Maeszen
of patronymic Bloomingdale      Ethnic Origin: Dutch      Born:
name                                    Native Town Buurma1sem, Gelderland
Patronymic: Maeszen                        Approx. Arrival: 1631

      Settled. Rensselaerswyck:, Fort Orange, Albany, N.Y.
      Died: 1648 at Rensse1aerswyck
      Married: c. 1635 in Europe, Catelyntje Martens. He first came to New Netherland
      on ship "Eendract", July 1631, returned to Holland in 1634 after three
      year contract, but returned as married to Rensselaerswyck in 1637.

Children: (not necessarily in order of birth)       Ch. Patron.: Corneliszen
(1): Hendrick, b. 1/30/1637 on board ship "Rensselearswyck"; m. Elizabeth Van
Slyck. They lived Albany, N.Y. Ch.: Gerritie, Maas, Marritje, Cornelis, Pieter.

(2): Marten, b. c.1640, d. 11/13/1703; m. 1662, Maritje. d/o Pieter Quackenbosch
Ch.: Cornelis, Cornelia, Pieter, Marytie, Marten,. Catalyntje, Magdelena,
Teuntje, Hendrick.

(3): Maas, b. 1643, d. 11/27/1704; m. c. 1683, Jacomyntje, d/o Jacob Janszen
Flodder ( Gardenier). (Descendants assumed surname Bloomingdale). Ch.:
Cornelis, Jan, Jacob, Geertruy, Evert. Jacob, Jacomyntje.

(4): Tobias, b. 1647. prob. d.y.

(5): Styntje., b. 1645, d. 11/26/1729; m. 1663, Dirck Wesselsen Ten Broeck..


(a): Contributions for The Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany, from 1630 to 1800, by Jonathan Pearson, p.p. 116-117
(b): The History of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren. by H.V. Peckham
(c): Settlers of Rensselaerwyck 1630 - 1650, p. 7; De Halve Maen, magazine, of The Holland Society of New York Vol. LVI1, No.2, Feb. 1983, pp.1-2.
(d): The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 65, p. 354
(e): The American Genealogist Magazine, Vol. 35. p. 73 (Lineage of President Martin Van Buren), Vol. 50, p. 40
(f): Martin Van Buren and Hannah Hoes Ancestry, by R. V. Jackson


More About C
Burial: Unknown, Rensselaerswyck
Children of C
2. i.   HENDRICK CORNELISE3 VAN BUREN, b. 30 Jan 1636/37, "Rensselaerwyck" ship; d. Unknown.
3. ii.   MARTEN CORNELISSEN VAN BUREN, b. Abt. 1640, Utrecht, Netherlands; d. 13 Nov 1703, Albany, Albany County, NY.
  iii.   MASS VAN BUREN3, b. 1643; d. 27 Nov 1704; m. JACOMYNTJE FLODDER3; d. Unknown.
  iv.   STYNTJI CORNELISSEN VAN BUREN4, b. Abt. 1645; d. 26 Nov 1729; m. DIRK WESSELEN TEN BROECK; b. Abt. 1643; d. Unknown.
  v.   TOBIAS CORNELISSEN VAN BUREN5, b. Abt. 1647; d. Unknown.

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