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* The Waldrons of Greene County, NY and Beyond - Family Page*

Updated August 4, 2009

This page is the result of thirty+ years of research, which has produced the documentation of my branch of the Waldron family using 'The Family Tree Maker 2006.
"The most ancient surname of Waldron makes an impressive claim to being one of the oldest Anglo/Saxon surnames on record. The history of the name is closely woven into the inticate tapestry of the ancient chronicles of England." - The Hall of Names Inc., Certificate #-943320-12.10 H-25650.
Our Waldron ancestors were among the very early settlers of an area known as Result, just south of the town of Greenville, located in Greene County in upstate New York. They moved there from Coeymans, NY, both locations were then part of Albany County, NY.
I gladly share the information I've been able to gather over the past years, and would appreciate any additions, corrections, or connections that others may be able to provide. If you use any of the information found here, please be kind enough to cite my Waldron Family Tree as a reference source in your material.
Interestingly, each of us carries around a "genealogy information capsule", we can usually recall back to our grandparents or even great-grandparents. If you are willing to share your own personal 'Waldron branch' with me, I will add it to the ever-growing Waldron tree, using your email note as a source reference. Thanks in advance for your future contributions, and to those who have already provided their valuable 'information capsules'.
My main interest is in building a Waldron family tree which traces back to Baron Rudolph Van Waldron (1099 - ?) who was made a Baron in 1128 A.D. as a result of his service in the 1st Crusade, probably by both the Dutch and English Government. This tree would include a second Baron Richard Waldron (1154 - ?) 2nd son of Baron Rudolph Van Waldron, "who went to England A.D. 1154, and fought under HENRY PLANTAGENET, King of England, where he won distinction in battle, and for his fearlessness and daring was by King Henry created a Knight of St. George and given golden spurs, a Coat-of-Arms and a large manor at Fordice, Devonshire, England, where the descendants of Baron Richard remain to this day (in) 1897." - The Waldrons Arms, G.W.W. (Prob. George Washington Waldron), Brooklyn, NY, June 1, 1897.
It is worth noting here that the various Waldron coats of arms (COAs) were awarded to individuals and are not bestowed on their descendants. The crests, however, do transfer onto subsequent coats of arms. So while we can admire their Coats Of Arms and the deeds which they performed, we cannot claim their COAs as our own.
As of December, 2000 I have projected the lineage back to Baron Rudolph Van Waldron by adding unidentified paternal members to the tree. I've used names of "Ggf-n Waldron" as numbered placeholders until the real people are found, if they ever are, and estimated their birth dates based on a 30 year generation interval. This period, of course, was the 'Dark Ages' and 'Medieval Ages' in Europe (476 - c. 1450 A.D.) so the intellectual lights were dim relative to formal record-keeping, etc. so we probably will never have a precise, fully qualified record for this time. I hope my approach doesn't confuse or frustrate fellow Waldron researchers.
Primary sources for my research has been the 'History of Greene County' first published by Beers Inc. of NYC in 1884, 'History of Harlem' by Riker in 1894 and Pearson's 1872 'First Settlers of the County of Albany, NY 1630-1800'. Entries for more recent dates were gained from relatives, or family records such as family Bibles, etc.
A recent (Jan. 2006) change has been made based on info from our Tennessee branch, who claim that Resolved Waldron, an original immigrant to New Amsterdam, was a son of Resolve Waldron born in Amsterdam, Holland. I've included this structure, and am awaiting further proof, since it does better support the ties back to the Alcester, Englan

Ronald Allan Waldron
488 Ira Vail Road
Leeds, NY 12451
United States
Fax: 518-622-8156

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  • Ron Waldron (22 KB)
    Fall of 2001
  • Waldron Homestead, Greene County, NY (23 KB)
    Original homestead built by James Waldron circa 1730-50 in town of Greenville, NY located on Suprise - Result Road. East end is build around a full-time spring in the floor. Originally a log cabin. Farm was 100 acres, purchased from Levi Blaisdell, part of the Dutch Coeymans ("Koyamans") Old Patent.
  • Raymond, Jr. & Ronald A., at 11 & 4 years of age. (112 KB)
    Taken at our Grandmother Whitbeck's house in Earlton, NY. circa 1942. (See, I really am taller than he is!)...
  • Bente at 54 (45 KB)
    Taken at Achill Head, Ireland
  • Pedigree of Waldron (79 KB)
    Furnished courtesy of Mrs. Lerayne Waldron Smith of Florida. Reportedly copied from a source document in the Tower of London.
  • Jacques Costeau (93 KB)
    Our standard French Poodle, one very smart dog and my best buddy.
  • My Best Girl (34 KB)
    Taken at Fredericksborg Castle, Denmark. Before we were engaged.
  • Irish Waldron Coat of Arms (175 KB)
    Purchased while in Ireland in 1994 attending the Waldron Clan Gathering in Ballihaunis, County Mayo.
  • English Waldron Coat of Arms (373 KB)
    Reportedly awarded Johannes Waldron for defense of Amsterdam against the Spanish Armada.
  • Herman Waldron & Family c. 1907 (47 KB)
    From L to R: Willard, Jennie May Barlow, Ward, Herman, Raymond Waldron, Sr.
  • Woodcut of 'Waldron Hall' circa. 1685 (1388 KB)
    The Waldron Mansion, located at the junction of Kingsbridge and Bloomingdale Cross Road, New Harlem (now included in Central Park, on a line with 96th St.). Built by Johannes Waldron "of the hill" b. April 12, 1721, d. October, 1813 at the age of 92.
  • Tobias T.E. Waldron House, Coeymans, NY (50 KB)
    The house built on the Waldron family farm in Coeymans, NY Last occupied, circa 1850, by Henry Waldron, son of Tobias. Later owned by the Atlantic Cement Co. and used for record storage. Poto contributed by Mr. Dennis Whalen on July 2, 2003.
  • Waldron Dutch Coat of Arms (83 KB)
    This COA was reportedly displayed by Resolved Waldron & family at Waldron Hall in New Harlem, NY, circa 1645-50. He is supposed to have brought it with him from Holland.
  • Interior, Tobias T.E. Waldron House, Coeymans, NY (23 KB)
    A fireplace and window trim from the inside of the Tobias house, courtesy Mr. Dennis Whalen, 7/2/2003.
  • Waldron Farm Cemetery, Coeymans, NY (374 KB)
    Waldron Family Cemetery located on the Waldron farm in Coeymans, NY holding the graves of the following family members: James J., Edith Ten Eyck, James, Elizabth, Barent, Elsie, Tobias Ten Eyck, Magdalen Slingerland, Cornelia Van Derzee, Ann, and Affy. Photo courtesy Mr. Dennis Whalen, 7/2/2003.
  • Tobias TenEyck Waldron House in Coeymans, NY (97 KB)
    The small stone house was originally the home of Tobias Ten Eyck Waldron while the larger homestead was being built, it then served as a kitchen and smoke house. When he died it was passed on to Barent T. Waldron who then passed it on to his son Winnie B. Waldron. Winnie died intestate on or about Feb. 21, 1904 and was survivied only by his mother Annie Waldron and his sister Mabel Waldron. Anie Waldron died intestate in 1925 and the property passed to Mabel Waldron Long. In 1965 Mabel Waldron Long sold the property to Atlantic Cement Company now succeeded by Blue Circle Cement.
  • Ronald A. Waldron, October, 2002 (76 KB)
    Web page author, Waldron family historian.

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