Henry Livingston, Jr.


Gerardus Duyckinck and Susan Livingston

Livingston Descendants
Henry's Military Journal
Poem for Daughter Anne

Gerardus Duyckinck
(6 Jun 1754)
(12 Jan 1814, Poughkeepsie NY)
(son of Gerardus Duyckinck and Ann Rapalje)
+ Susan Livingston (28 Nov 1775, Poughkeepsie NY)
(21 Sep 1755)
(Aft. Mar 1828)
(daughter of Henry Livingston, Sr. and Susannah Conklin)

    Anne Duyckinck[married George Taylor]

Gilbert Livingston Descendants - Kinkead
There is ever reason to suppose that Susan is buried in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, but no tombstone for her can be found and it can be assumed that it was one of the many destroyed or carried away (Duyckinck Fam. 1908, pp.181 & 185).

Gerald was, in his early days, proprietor of the "Universal Store" in New York, "whose advertisements and display of wares was the most curious and unique of the period." He then lived on Pearl Street (Lamb, Hist. of N.Y. City, 1877, v.2, p.308). However, he was in Poughkeepsie by 1784, as deeds of Chancellor Livingston in that year speak of him as "formerly of New York but now of Pokeepsie." There is a letter in the Gilbert Livingston Collection in the N.Y. Public Library, dated Aug. 7, 1790, from him to his brother-in-law Gilbert Livingston, concerning his bankruptcy. An obituary notice in the Poughkeepsie Journal of Jan. 19, 1814, states that "he held a commission among the first troops that were embodied [sic] in the City of New York at the commencement of the late war."

Henry's Military Journal
August 28, [1775] Sunday.--Heard Mr. [Samuel] Kirkland preach Indian & Interpret it in English. Cap't [Lewis] Dubois arrived just before breakfast. Sent a letter to my wife by Mr. G. Duychinck.

To my little niece ANNE DUYCKINCK, aged 9 years.

To his charming black-ey'd niece
Uncle Harry wishest peace!
Wishes roses ever strow'd
O'er her sublunary road!

No rude winds around her howl
O'er her head no tempests scowl;
No red lightnings flash around
No loud thunders rock the ground!

Bright has been her morning sun
Brighter still be that to come!
All a blue serene above,
Within, all innocence & love.


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