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Captain John (Jan) Conklin + Joanna (Annetje) Storm

Captain John (Jan) Conklin
b: 16 Oct 1694, Philipsburg NY
d: 15 Nov 1785, Poughkeepsie NY
+ 22 Mar 1723/24, NY
Joanna (Annetje) Storm (daughter Deacon David Storm &
      Esther See)
b: Abt. 1701, Tarrytown NY
d: Aft. 1785, Philipsburg NY
Susannah Conklin
   b: 09 Jul 1724, Philipsburgh NY
   d: 22 May 1793, Poughkeepsie NY
Henry Livingston, Sr.
   b: 1726    d: 1790
   m: Maria Schurri
   bap: 16 Jun 1728, Kingston NY
   m: Johanes Van Wormen
   bap: 05 Jan 1729/30, Tarrytown NY
   d: 19 Jan 1812, Tarrytown NY
   m: Theunis Tappan
   bap: 1732, Tarrytown NY
   d: Aft. 1780
   m: Anna Schurri
   bap: 09 Oct 1734, Tarrytown NY
   m: Hannah Storm, Sarah Hollister, Maria Schurri
   bp: 24 Apr 1731, Kingston NY
   d: Aft. 1806, Kingston NY
   m: Taitje Tappan, Sarah Carpenter
Captain Isaac
   bp: 09 May 1737, Poughkeepsie NY
   d: 25 Feb 1809, Poughkeepsie NY
   m: Catalyntje Van Benschoten
Jacob Conklin
   bp: 26 May 1741
   d: 1813, Sempronius NY
   m: Catrina Tappen
Matthew Conklin
   bp: 17 Mar 1745/46, Kingtston NY
   d: 1795, Owasco NY
   m: Sarah Valentine

Elder Deliverance Conklin (1672-1675 - Aft Nov 1736)

The American Genealogist, No. 103, Vol XXVI, No.3, July 1950, John Concklin of Rye, Conklin Mann, p245
32. Capt. John3 Concklin (Deliverance2, John1}, baptized at Sleepy Hollow Dutch Church, 20 Aug. 1700; married there, 22 Mar. 1723/4, Annetje Storm, baptized at Sleepy Hollow, 20 Aug. 1702, daughter of David Storm and Esther See (Cie). She joined the church 23 Apr. 1723, and he, 2 Apr. 1726, the day on which his eldest son was baptized. On 25 May 1725, John Concklin and John Boeckhout bought 1700 acres on the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, of Evert Van Wagenen and wife Hillegard. This land to-day is largely covered by the city of Poughkeepsie and the Rural Cemetery occupies part of Capt. Concklin's home farm.

He removed to Poughkeepsie by 16 June 1728 when the baptism of his third child was entered at Kingston Dutch Church. Poughkeepsie at that date was little more than a name. In 1723 Dutchess Dutchess County had 1083 inhabitants. In 1785, when Capt. Concklin died, it had over 32,000. He appears first on the tax list of 1 July 1726. There are few early Dutchess land records. In 1742 John Concklin bought Boeckhout's share of the 1770-acre purchase, land on 2 Dec. 1772 he sold part of this land to his son-in-law, Henry Livingston. He sold his first home on the Hudson River front to Livingston in 1742. This house was demolished in 1910. [See Miss Reynold's Dutch Houses in the Hudson Valley for a description.]

John Concklin was commissioned Lieutenant on 17 Dec. 1744, and Captain, 27 Mar. 1745, of Dutchess County Militia. There are indications that his company saw active service in King George's War. A parchment in Adriance Library, Poughkeepsie, contains signatures of several county officers of this period, including that of Lieut. John Concklin. In September, 1755, Capt. Concklin led his company north "in response to an alarm" at the time of Johnson's Lake George Campaign. In 1756 he marched "to the relief" of Fort William Henry, then under successful siege by Montcalm. He was a signer of the Patriotic Articles of Association, July 1775. All of his sons served in the army in support of the Revolution.

Capt. Concklin, a founder of the Poughkeepsie Dutch Church, was elected an Elder in 1749, and a Deacon in 1763. In a church schism of the 1760s, Deacon Concklin headed the Conferentie party which held that the only authority for ordination lay in Holland, as opposed to the Coetus party which held that ministers could be ordained in America. When Dominie Henricus Schoonmaker, choice of the Coetus party and the fourth pastor, arrived in 1764, he found Deacon Concklin in control, and consequently was ordained under a tree. Deacon Concklin and Elder Peter Van Kleeck organized a bolting consistory, the story of which is told in Van Gieson's History of First Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie and Ecclesiastical Records, New York State, Vol. 6, p. 3926. The social scars of this battle marred Poughkeepsie life for many a year.

The Family Bible of Captain Concklin, printed in 1744 in Dutch, about 1930 was in possession of Elmer Conklin, Esq., Postmaster of Poughkeepsie. It contained only one vital entry, the death date of Capt. John Concklin - 15 November 1785. All other pages containing vital records had been torn out. We hope that they are still in existence and may come to light some day.

The will of Capt. John Concklin, dated 5 Aug. 1785, proved 31 Dec. 1785, opens: "I, Capt. John Concklin in good health but in advanced age," and mentions daughter Susanna; two granddaughters Johanna and Mary, daughters of deceased daughter Anna; son-in-law Thennis Tappan "who is married to my daughter Hester"; son Matthew; to son John my Dutch Bible for his birth right; orders all real estate to be sold; seven sons, John, Laurens, David, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and Matthew Concklin; sons to provide for "my wife," she to choose with whom to live; seven sons to be executors. The sons Abraham, Isaac and Jacob qualified as executors, 14 Feb. 1786. No record of the death of the widow Annetje Concklin found. Children of John3 Concklin and Annetje Storm (in order of baptism and mention in father's will):

116     i.  Susannah, bp. Sleepy Hollow, 5 Sept. 1724; m. Henry
                Livingston, County Clerk of Dutchess County, 1742-1787.         
117    ii.  John, bp. Sleep Hollow, 2 Apr. 1726.

118   iii.  Engeltje (Anna), bp. Kingston, 16 June 1728; m. Johannes
                Van Wormer of Albany.
119    iv.  Hester, b. 5 Jan. 1729/30; bp. Albany 31 May 1730;
                sponsors: Michael Van Gleek, Dyna his wife; m. Col.
                Thennis Tappin.
120     v.  Lawrence, b. Poughkeepsie, ca. 1732.

121    vi.  David, bp. Fishkill, 9 Oct. 1734.

122   vii.  Abraham, bp. Kingston, 15 May 1737.  (The baptismal
                name of the compiler of this article came from his
                maternal grandmother, Marie Antoinette Conklin.
123  viii.  Isaac, bp. Poughkeepsie, 27 May 1739.

124    ix.  Jacob, bp. Poughkeepsie, 26 May 1741.

125     x.  Matthew, b. 17 Mar. 1746.

Conklin Genealogy

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.

Said to have held a Captain's commission in Dutchess Co. Militia at one time, in which capacity in Sept 1755 he led a detachment to Albany during an alarm when Gen. Johnson was attacked at Lake George. Also in Mar 1757, he marched to the relief of Ft. Wm Henry when it was attacked by the enemy. [See Laws of the Colony of NY Vol. IV, pg. 272-274). Capt John Conklin was a signer of the "Patriotic Articles of Association" in Poughkeepsie, July 1775. (Mrs. Brownel) 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.

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

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 suite 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.

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