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John (Jan) Conklin

Male 1694 - 1785  (91 years)


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  • Name John (Jan) Conklin  [1
    Born 16 Oct 1694  Phillipsburg, Westchester Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 20 Aug 1700  Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Nov 1785  Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Will Fernow's pg 15 NY wills #366. p84
      His will in 1785 mentions dau. Hester, wife of Teunis Tappen; Susanna; Anna and her dau. Johanna and Mary; sons: John, Lawerence, David,
      Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Matthew. Poughkeepsie Precinct Signed Oath of Allegiance Freeholder Dutchess Co. 1740

      Capt John Conklin was a signer of the 'Patriotic Articles of Association' in Poughkeepsie, July 1775. (Mrs. Brownel)

      His parents were Deliverance Conklin and Engeltje Buckhout. Deliverance was bor c 1670 in Rye, New York. He married Engeltje on Oct. 2, 1695 in New York City. She was baptised April 11, 1678, the daughter of Matthys Buckhout of Leyden, Holland and Elizabeth Elsworth. Deliverance was the son of John Conklin of Nottngham, England who was the son of Ananias Conklin.

      John and Annetje moved to Poughkeepsie ca. 1727, where he died in "advanced age." He was a deacon of the Dutch Reformed church there in 1765. He was known as Captain John Concklin. He is said to have been a Captain commissioned in the Dutchess County Militia, September 1755 in which capacity he led a detachment to Albany in March 1757 to the relief of Fort William Henry when it was attached by the enemy. He was a deacon 1763, also 1749, at the Poughkeepsie Church. He signed the Articles of Association in Poughkeepsie, 1775. The Articles of Association was a pact or petition signed by colonists (or at least the most prominent ones) promising to help and lend all effort to resist the British and win for this country independence from England. Some colonists would not sign. There was much hard feeling. Many who sympathized with the British were stoned, some even moved into Canada.

      This may be the John Conklin who owned land in the Nine Partners Patent (Amenia) in 1751. (LDS reel 0931485) Henry Livingston, perhaps his son-in-law, was also an owner. John Conklin's will executed Aug 5 (?) 1785.

      John Concklin of Flushing and Rye, New York, Conklin Mann, The American Genealogist, 1950.
      Genealogy Data on Conklins of New York, Katharine Adams, typescript, abt.1931

      John Conklin born 20 Aug 1700 at Phillips Burg (Tarrytown), Dutchess Co. NY; baptized 20 Aug 1700; married Annatje Storm, daughter of David Storm and Esther See, 22 May 1723 at Philips Burgh (Tarrytown), NY;1 died 15 Nov 1785 at age 85.

      He was born in Phillips Burgh, as is proved by the marriage records of the 'Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow,' (Tarrytown) 'May 22, 1723/24 Jan Cancklie. j. m. and Annetie Storm, j.d. both born and live in Phillips Burgh,' Their first two children, Susanna and Jan (John) were bapt. in this old historic church and his wife having joined previously, he became a member of the church on Apr 2, 1726 the date that his son Jan. was bapt. and the same date that Jacobus Stoutenburgh and his wife transferred their membership from the Dutch Church of New York.

      On May 25, 1725, John Conklin and John Boeckhout, his brother-in-law, bought of Evert Van Wagenen and Hillegond his wife, 770 acres of land on the south side of the now (1920) City of Poughkeepsie where he built a house and settled his family. On Feb 29, 1729/30 they divided this property and John Boeckhout received for his share 61 acres off the north end or city side. He bought the parcel back from John Boeckhout on Nov 27, 1742 for the sum of 195 pounds and sold it to his son-in-law, Henry Livingston on Dec 2, 1742, for 100 pounds, and is described as that land north of 'Rust Plaete Killitie'. John Conklin removed with his family from Phillips Burgh, (Tarrytown) to Poughkeepsie and built a house about 1725 or 26, on the banks of the Hudson River, south of the present (1920) city somewhere in the vicinity of the Phoenix Horse Shoe Works south suit of factory buildings. According to an old Map (No. 3) in the County Clerk's Office surveyed by Henry Livingston, his son-in-law, the house is shown to have stood a short distance north of 'Rust Plaete Killitie.' This house should not be confused with the old Livingston Mansion which was built by Henry Livingston about 1743 after he had acquired the Boeckhout property from John Conklin as above recorded, which was located on site of Phoenix Horse Shoe Works Office.

      In 1743, John Conklin, Jacobus Van Bomell, Moses DeGraaf, and Augustus Turick, come on the list of Precinct Officers.

      According to the records of the building of the 2nd Dutch Church was determined upon Feb 15, 1760 and Boudewyn Lecounte, Elias Van Benschoten, Leonard Van Kleeck and James Livingston were the building Committee. Prior to this Elder Peter Van Kleeck and Deacon John Conklin of the Conferentie party organized a bolting Consistory and called Rev. Isaac Rysdyck from Holland maintaining that the only authority was in Holland, which the Coetus party, who held that the minister could be ordained in America, had called Dominie Henricus Schoonmaker, who arrived in Poughkeepsie in 1664 for ordination and found the Church in possession of the opposing party, but went on with the services which took place under a tree not far from the present church at the corner of Main and Washington Streets, now being dismantled; thus Poughkeepsie had two ministers.

      In 1771 John Conklin was one of the 20 largest taxpayers of Poughkeepsie Precinct, being assessed for 10 pounds. Records show John Kankeli Elder 1749, Deacon 1763

      'JOHN KONCKLIN' was elected 'Suryayor of the fences' on April 2, 1728. On Apr 6, 1731, 'JOHN CONCKLING' was elected 'Survayor of ye Kings High Way,' 'It is agreed that the Survayor of ye Kings High Way, Shall if he See cause Employ three men in Warning the prople to Come to Work by ye Certain Day.' He was Poor Master 1739 & 1741. Was elected Assessor Poughkeepsie Precinct 1746/7 & 1747/8.

      The following is an account of the highway as originally laid out by JAN CONKLIN'S Homestead, taken from the Supervisors Minutes:-
      'A Road laid out by us Johannis Ter Bos and Johannis Van Vorhees May the fifteenth Day One Thousand Seven Hundred and fortey Two. Beginning at the Mouth of the Stoney Kill at the North River and so the the North Side of the house of John Conkelin from thense to the house of Hendrich Amburgh. And so the the North side of Benjamin Walkers Barn and so the the Line between Hendrick Filp and Dinnid Macabe untill it meets the Mill Road and so along said road About A half a Mile and then Easterly untill it Meets an old Road and so along that Road til it comes to a Small Creeck so over that Creeck Southerly Under the foot of the Hill near a Meadow Called the Round Meadow so as the Ground wil Alow to make a Good Road to the Kings Road.' Dutchess Ss' A True Copy on Johannis Ter Bos. Examined p Henry Livingston Johannis Van Vorhess 1742: Augst: 18 Entered Clerk

      The following is an abstract of his will published by the NY Historical Society.
      'Capt. John Concklin, of Poughkeepsie Precinct, Dutchess County. 'In good health but in an advance age.' 'daughter Susanna to receive 40 pounds.' 'daughter Hester, wife of Tuenis Tappen, being indebted 100 pounds, if he pays the same, she is to have a like amount with the other daughters.' 'To son Matthew all farming utensils, waggons, sleights,' etc. On the death of his widow Annitje, all the household effects to go to the daughters. [Excerpted from 'The Colonial Ancestry of Family of John Green Briggs and Isabelle Gibbs DeGrogg' by unknown geneaolgist] in 1700. He left a will on 14 Feb 1786 at will probated.
    Person ID I0209  Conklin_John_Rye
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 

    Father Deliverance Conklin,   b. Abt 1672, Rye, Westchester Co, New York (Then Ct.) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1736, Phillipsburg, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Engeltje (Angelica) Boeckhout,   b. Abt 1678, New York, NY Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1736, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Oct 1695  New York Dutch Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • []

      'Delivery Stantely, j.m. van Rhye en Engeltje Boeckhout, j.d. van N.
      Yorke' marr Sept 2, 1695; in NY Hopper Stricker Mott in NYG&BR v. 45 p
      394 corrects this, saying the record given above, from the N.Y.G. & BS
      Coll. v. 1, p239 should be: Deliverance Conklin.
    Family ID F244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anatje Or Annatje Storm,   b. Abt 1701, Phillipsburg, Westchester Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1746, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1723  Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Westchester Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage
      Date: 22 MAR 1724
    Children 
     1. Susannah Conklin,   b. 9 Jul 1724, Tarrytown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1793  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
     2. John Conklin,   b. 3 Mar 1725, Phillipsburg, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1833  (Age 108 years)  [natural]
     3. Engeltje (Anna) Conklin,   b. Abt 1728,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     4. Hester Conklin,   b. 6 Jan 1730, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1812, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     5. Abraham Conklin,   b. Abt 1731, Kingston, Dutchess Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1806, Kingston, Dutchess Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)  [natural]
     6. Lawrence Conklin,   b. Abt 1732, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1799  (Age ~ 68 years)  [natural]
     7. David Conklin,   b. Abt 1734,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     8. Abraham Conklin,   b. 15 May 1737, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1809, Schodack, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     9. Isaac Conklin,   b. Abt 1739  [natural]
     10. Jacob Conklin,   b. Abt 1741, Poughkeepsie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1813, Niles, Cayuga Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
     11. Matthew Conklin,   b. 17 Mar 1746, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1795, Owasco, Cayuga Co. Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S02086] Joseph I. Conklin genealogy book, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).


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