DEPEW ANNEX

 

James Van Campen Depew Pedigree

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Last Change: 24 November 2014

 

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Origin of the surname “Depew/Depue:”

 

 

Generation

 

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7   Nicholas Depui

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born near Paris, France.  Died 1691; his will dated 13 October 1685 stated his residence was New York.  Nicholas and a Francois DePui were Huguenot Protestants during the period of religious wars in France, who had to flee Paris in 1651 to avoid religious persecution, settling at Artois, a province in the department of Calais, France.  Francois DePui emigrated to America by 1661.  About a year later Nicholas traveled to Holland and emigrated from there to America in October 1662 aboard the sailing ship, Pumerland/Pemberton Church, settling initially at New Amsterdam (later New York City) with his wife and 3 children: Nicholas, Ephraim, and Abraham.  In 1663 he received a patent from the Dutch government for a plantation on Staten Island.  Per Katie Depue, “the homestead of Nicholas Depuy is thought to have been on the south side of the Rondout [a creek?] at the place now occupied by the widow of Joachim Schoomaker.  In 1667 Nicholas swore allegiance to Great Britain.

 

2.  Wife: Catharina deVaux/deVos

 

Born .  Died .

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. John Depue: Born about 1655.  Will probated 14 June 1732.   Resided on Staten Island, New York before moving to Richmond County.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Tysen.  Subsequently, John was engaged to be married, but the engagement was broken.  John married (2nd) Petroneltje (?).  Had the following children:

 

(1. John Depue, Jr.: Was an invalid at some point.  Married Neeletje Decker and had the following children:

 

(a. Daughter: Born 1724.

 

(b. John Depue, III: Born 1725.

 

(c. Matthew Depue: Born 1726.

 

(d. Nicholas Depue: Born 1730.

 

(e. Moses Depue: Born 1732.

 

(f. Aaron Depue: Born 1739.

 

(2. Nicholas Depue.

 

(3. Barent Depue.

 

(4. Moses Depue: Baptized 22 July 1714.

 

(5. Catherine Depue.

 

(6. Magdalena Depue.

 

(7. Susanna Depue.

 

(8. Elizabeth Depue: Baptized 22 October 1707.

 

(9. Petronella Depue.

 

b. Moses Depue: See generation 6, below.

 

c. (?) Depue: Born about 1660; about 2 years old when Nicholas reached America in 1662.  Must have died young.

 

d. Joseph Depue: Baptized 5 February 1663.  Probably died young.

 

e. Aaron Depue: Baptized 30 November 1664.  No further record, except his father’s will prepared in the period 1685 to 1691.

 

f. Magdalena Depue: Baptized 16 February 1667.

 

g. Susannah Depue: Baptized 7 April 1669.  Married (1st) (?) Winter and had at least the following son:

 

(1. Obadias Winter: Baptized before 1700 in the Dutch Church, New York City.

 

Susannah (Depue) Winter married (2nd) (?) Palmerton and had at least the following son:

 

(2. John Palmerton: Baptized about 1704.

 

h. Nicholas Depue: Baptized 11 July 1670.  Moved from Staten Island to Esopus (now Kingston area, N.Y.).  Mentioned in his father’s will.

 

i. Paulus Depue: Baptized 11 August 1675.  Probably died young.

 

j. Ephraim Depue. Moved from Staten Island to Esopus (now Kingston, N.Y.).  Stayed in the Hudson River basin.  In 1730 constructed a stone house about 2 miles north of Accord, New York.  Had the following son:

 

(1. Ephraim Depue, Jr.: Had the following son:

 

(a. Ephraim E. Depue: Had the following son:

 

(1) Ralph Depue: In 1880 resided near Accord.

 

k. Abraham Depue. Moved from Staten Island to Esopus (now Kingston, N.Y.).  Appears to have settled below Belvidere, New Jersey in the Delaware River Valley.

 

6   Moses/Moysis Depue/Depuis

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 1660/1657 in France.  Died .  Was one of the first trustees of the Rochester (near Kingston), New York patent, along with Joachim Schoonmaker, under a grant from Queen Ann in 1703.

 

2.  Wife #1: Maria Wyncoop

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 1660 at Albany, New York, daughter of Cornelius and Maria Janss (Langendylse) Wyncoop, who moved to Esopus (near Kingston) in 1665.  Died .  Resided at Kingston, New York.  Married Moses Depue in 1680.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Merytyen/Marretjin Depue: Born Kingston, New York.  Baptized there 24 April 1681.  Married Alexander “ZanderRoosekrans (b. Kingston, NY) on 22 November 1713.

 

(2. Nicholaus Depue: See generation 5, below.

 

(3. Cathrina Depue: Baptized 6 April 1684.  Died young.

 

(4. Magdalena Depue: Baptized 14 March 1686.  Died young.

 

(5. Cornelis Depue: Baptized 1 January 1688.  Married Catrina Van Aaken on 19 April 1713.

 

(6. Catarina Depue: Baptized 25 May 1690.

 

(7. Moses Depue, Jr.: Born at Rochester (near Kingston), New York.  Baptized 27 September 1691.  Married Gretzen/Grietjen Schoomaker (b. Rochester, NY), one of the 15 children of Joachim and Aantje (Hussy) Schoomaker, on 22 January 1716.

 

(8. Benjamin Depue: Born at Raysester/Rochester (near Kingston, New York.  Baptized 13 October 1695 at Kingston, New York.  Married Elizabeth Schoomaker (b. Raysester, NY), one of the 15 children of Joachim and Aantje (Hussy) Schoomaker, about 3 September/16 August 1719 and had the following son:

 

(a. Benjamin Depue, Jr.: Baptized 3 July 1720, witnessed by Johannes dePue and Jacomyntjin Schoomaker.

 

(9. Susanna Depue: Baptized 9 January 1698.  Married Abram Van Campen.

 

(10. Catharina Depue: Born Rochester (near Kingston), New York.  Baptized 30 November 1701.  Married Benjamin Ben Schoomaker, one of the 15 children of Joachim and Aantje (Hussy) Schoomaker, on 10 May 1722 (registered 22 Apr 1722).

 

(11. Jacobus Depue: Born Rochester (new Kingston), New York.  Baptized 19 September 1703.  Married Zara/Sarah Schoomaker, one of the 15 children of Joachim and Aantje (Hussy) Schoomaker, on 20 August 1725 (registered 1 Aug 1725) and had the following children:

 

(a. Joseph Depue: Married a daughter of Elias Depuy and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Katie Depuy: Apparently published a book on Depue/Depuy family history in 1880.

 

(2) Elias Depuy: Died 21 September 1854.  Cared for his aged parents, as well as his sisters, who survived him.

 

(b. Cornelius Depue.

 

(c. Benjamin Depue.

 

(d. Daniel Depue.

 

(e. Ephraim Depue.

 

(f. (?) Depue: Married (?) Smith.

 

(g. (?) Depue: Married (?) Miller.

 

(h. (?) Depue: Married (?) Harp.

 

(i. (?) Depue: Married (?) Bruyn.

 

Of interest: Johannes dePue (b. Rochester, NY; resided there) and Zara van Steenbergen (b. Kingston, NY; resided Rochester, NY) registered to be married at Rochester on 12 December 1725.

 

3.  Wife #2: widow Pieternelletjin de Pree

 

Married (1st) Marinus Van Aaken and resided at Raysester/Rochester.  Registered to marry Moses Depue on 27 September 1724, and apparently was married to him on 17 October 1724.

 

5   Nicholas Depue

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born at Esopus (later Kingstown (Kingston)), Ulster County, New York.  Baptized at Rochester, New York on 3/5 December 1682.  Died 15 June 1766 on a visit to his old home in Rochester.  Moved from Rochester to Keyerrick in Ulster County, New Jersey.  In 1724/25 moved to the Minisink area (the Neversink west of the Shawangunk Mountains, and the Delaware Valley to the watergap) of Pennsylvania with his family and sister, Suzanna and her husband, Abram Van Campen, and in the period 1725 to 1727 purchased from William Penn a large area of real estate where the town of Shawnee, Pennsylvania was established, on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River, including two large islands in the River (Shawans and Manwalamink).  Nicholas was a prominent citizen in that part of Pennsylvania.

 

The first settlements of record were about 1690 at what was later called the Upper neighborhood, near Cuddebackville.  A few years later the settlement stretched down the Neversink Valley to the river junction.  Later the Valley between Huguenot and Port Jervis was called the lower neighborhood.  The Neversink River was then called Machackemeck.  The valley between Cuddebackville and Port Jervis was often called “Peenpack.”

 

Nicholas’s will, dated 9 June 1745, lists his wife, Wyntye, and the following children: Moses, Aaron, Samuel, Daniel, Catharina, Susannah, Magdalena, Johanna, and Elizabeth.

 

2.  Wife: Wynta/Wyntie/Weyntie/Wyntye/Wenta Roosa/Rosa

 

Born 21 December 1679 in Horle/Hurley, daughter of Jan Aldertsse and Hillegont (Williams) Rosa, witnessed by Herman Aldertsse Rosa and Neeltie Rosa.  Baptized 4 June 1682, witnessed by Heyman Rosa and Margreet Claasy Roosevett.  Died .  Resided in Horle before marriage.  Married Nicholas Depue on 23 March 1707.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Maria Depue: Baptized 20 June 1708, witnessed by Albert Rosa and Maritje dePue.

 

b. Catharina Depue: Baptized 12 November 1710, witnessed by Johannes Wynkoop and Cornelia Tenbreck.  Married Colonel Daniel “Dan” Broadhead.

 

c. Moses Depue: Baptized 1 February 1713, witnessed by Moses dePue and Maria Wynkoop.  Married (1st) Antje Keel.  Following Antje’s death, married (2nd) Anna Prys/Preis on 18 July 1742 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Nicholas Depue: Baptized 19 October 1743 at Walpac, Pennsylvania; witnessed by Nicholas and Wyntje Depue.

 

(2. Aaron Depue: Baptized 1744 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; witnessed by Aaron and Catherine Depue.

 

(3. Elizabeth Depue: Baptized 1746 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; witnessed by Ben Schoomaker and Elizabeth Depue.

 

(4. Marya Depue: Baptized 1748 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Moses Depue: (perhaps) By one account married Elizabeth LaBar.

 

(6. Aaron Depue: (perhaps) By one account married Elizabeth LaBar.

 

d. Ariaan/Aaron Depue: Baptized 27 February 1715, witnessed by Evert Roosa and Marytjin Pels.  Married Catharina Decker.  Was commissioned to visit northeast Pennsylvania to ascertain the character and extent of settlements under Connecticut titles; sent a report of the trip to the Governor.

 

e. Samuel/Zamuel Depue: See generation 4, below.

 

f. Susanna/Zusanna Depue: Baptized 31 May 1719, witnessed by Ary Roosa and Johanna de Hosges.  Perhaps a twin.  Married Garret Dekker.  (also seen: married Abraham Van Campen)

 

g. Johanna “Hannah” Depue: Baptized 31 May 1719, witnessed by Moses de Pue, Jr. and Marytjen de Lange.  Perhaps a twin.  Married John McDowell.

 

h. Elizabeth Depue: Baptized 6 August 1721.  Married Benjamin “Ben” Schoomaker about 1740 and (perhaps) had the following children (could be the children of Elizabeth Depue and Daniel Broadhead):

 

(1. Susanna Schoomaker: Baptized 21 June 1741 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(2. Lisabeth Schoomaker: Baptized 19 October 1743 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Madlena Schoomaker: Baptized 26 May 1745 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Elias Schoomaker: Baptized 22 March 1747 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Helena Schoomaker: Baptized 6 August 1749 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(6. Daniel Schoomaker: Baptized 5 January 1752 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(7. Hanna Schoomaker: Baptized 5 May (?) in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(8. Nanny Schoomaker: Baptized 12 February 1758 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(9. Heyetje Schoomaker: Baptized 31 August 1760 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(10. Susanna Schoomaker: Baptized 1 December 1763 in Middle Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

i Daniel Depue: Baptized 25 December 1723.  Married Lizabeth Decker.

 

j Magdalena Depue: Baptized 26 June 1726.  Married Pieter Sosoy.

 

4   Samuel Depue

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 December 1716/19 at Rochester.  Baptized 23 December 1716, witnessed by Cornelis and Christina Wynkoop.  Died 15 June 1766 in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  In 1724 moved to the Minisink area of Pennsylvania with his parents and brothers Moses and Daniel.  Inherited and resided on the Shawnee area family homestead in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, which later was known as Depue’s Fort.

 

From the Journal of Captain Van Etten: “Samuel Depue’s place was a fine plantation used as a safety place and fort for settlers during Indian troubles.”

 

2.  Wife: Jane/Elizabeth McDowell

 

Born .  Died .  Sister of John McDowell.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Nicholas D. Depue: See generation 3, below.

 

b. Abram Depue: Born about 1760.  Was one of the first settlers north of Pennsylvania’s Blue Ridge.  Served in the War of 1812.

 

c. Aaron Depue: Married Elizabeth LaBar.

 

Option #1 for Gen 3:

 

3   Nicholas Depue

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born .  Died 3 August 1775 at Kingston, New York.

 

2.  Wife: Elizabeth Schoomaker (also seen: Shoemaker)

 

Born .  Died .

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Benjamin Depew: See generation 2, below.

 

b. Robert Depew: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(1. Randall/Robert Depew: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(a. Chauncey Depew.

 

c. Elijah Depew: Settled on the Delaware River.

 

d. Hannah Depew.

 

Option #2 for Gen 3:

 

3   Nicholas D. Depue

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 19 August 1738 in Smithfield Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Died 23 April 1808 in Lower Smithfield Township.  Always resided in Smithfield Township, where he built a stone house in 1787.

 

2.  Wife: Eleanor/Elsje Van Campen (also seen: Lena Schoomaker)

 

Born .  Died .  Married Nicholas D. Depue in March 1770.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Elizabeth Depue: Married John Stroud.

 

b. Jennie Depue: Not married.

 

c. Anna Depue: Married Dr. Erb.

 

d. Rachel Depue: Married Reverend Jacob T. Field.

 

e. Benjamin Depue: See generation 2, below.

 

f. Nicholas Depue, Jr.: Born 19 February 1788 in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.  Died 17 July 1816.  Married Theodosia Reading of Flemington, New Jersey on 12 June 1812 and had the following children:

 

(1. Robert Reading Depue: Owned old stone house in 1887.

 

 

Note: It would appear the suspected relationship between generations 2, below, and 3, above, is based heavily on the middle name (Van Campen) of James, generation 1, below, which is documented in Smithfield Township church records.  So, assuming Eleanor VanCampen was the wife of Nicholas Depue, generation 3, above, it would be likely James Van Campen Depew would be her son.

 

 

2   Benjamin Depue/Depew

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 28 May 1771.  Died 2 November 1831.  Was on a list of church members, along with his wife Lisabeth, dated 11 October 1750 of the Machackemeck and Hennsinck Dutch Reformed Churches under the ministrations of Reverends J. C. Fryenmuth and Thomas Rmien.  May have resided in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Purchased from Thomas Romeyn real estate described in a deed signed by Lord Sterling on 28 June 1765 and recorded in the public records of properties of East Derusia of New Jersey at Perth Amboy (book S.5 page 256).

 

2.  Wife: Elizabeth Bosard/Bossard/Buzzard (pronounced: Boo – sard)/Blizzard

 

Born 14 January 1776, daughter of Melchior Bossard.  Died 18 October 1828/31.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Maria Susannah/Susan Depew/Depue “Susannah”: Born 27 August 1792.  Died 18 November 1826.  By one account married James Place, Jr. and had the following children:

 

(1. Susannah Place: Born 7 November 1826.  Presented at baptism on 4 February 1827 by her grandmother, Elizabeth (Bosard) Depue.

 

By another account Maria Susannah Depew married Washington Overfield and had the following children:

 

(2. James “Jim” Overfield.

 

(3. Moses Overfield.

 

(4. John Overfield.

 

(5. Finely Overfield.

 

(6. Joseph “Joe” Overfield.

 

b.  Margaret Depew: Born 15 April 1794.  Married.

 

c.  Elijah Depew: Born 29 January 1796.  Died 23 April 1878 (also seen: 27 May 1850)?  Married (?) Miller and had the following children:

 

(1. Benjamin “Ben” Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles “Charley” Depew: Born near Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

 

(b. Caritha Depew.

 

(c. Van Depew.

 

(d. Helen Depew.

 

(e. George Depew.

 

(2. John Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Harry/Harvey Depew.

 

(b. Jennie Depew.

 

(c. Fannie Depew.

 

(3. Vine Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles “Charley” (?).

 

(b. Moons (?).

 

(c. Della (?).

 

(d. Alice (?).

 

(e. Gene (?).

 

(f. Myra (?).

 

(g. Floyd (?).

 

(4. James “Jim” Depew.

 

(5. Susan Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Sarah (?).

 

(b. James “Jim” (?).

 

(c. Mose (?).

 

(d. Mile (?).

 

(e. John (?).

 

(f. Finley (?).

 

(g. Joseph (?).

 

(6. Sarah Depew: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Clara (?).

 

(7. Polly Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Ab/Al (?).

 

(b. Samuel “Sam” (?).

 

(c. Liza (?).

 

(d. Stella (?).

 

(8. Margaret “Mag” Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a. Anna (?).

 

(b. Ollie (?).

 

(c. Will (?).

 

d.  Elizabeth Depew: Born 10 March 1798.  Died 19 April 1878.  Referred to as: “Aunt Bep.”  Married Stephen Harmon/Hermon and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Sarah Depew.

 

(2. Rebecca Depew.

 

(3. Benjamin “Ben” Depew.

 

(4. Moses Depew.

 

(5. Samuel “Sam” Depew.

 

(6. Frederick Depew.

 

(7. Stephen Depew.

 

e.  Melchoir/Mellicher Depew: Born 24 February 1800.  Died 26 March 1870; interred Middle Smithfield Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Married Eliza “Liza” Gonscules and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Ency Depew: Married John Turn (b. 1821) of Smithfield on 28 March 1844.

 

(2. Elizabeth “Lib” Depew: Died 1878.

 

(3. William “Will” Depew: Resided in Pike County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Henry Depew: Married (?) Dock.

 

(5. Phillip “Phil” Depew: Married Bertha (?).

 

(6. Moses Depew.

 

(7. James “Jim” Depew.

 

(8. Sarah Depew: Married Dimmock Overfield.

 

(9. Sophia Depew.

 

(10. Elanor Depew.

 

(11. Samuel “Sam” Depew.

 

f.  Hannah Depew: Born 18 June 1802.  Married Samuel Gonzales and had the following children:

 

(1. Samuel Gonzales: Born 12 October 1823.

 

(2. Sarah Gonzales: Born 10 February 1826.

 

(3. Elizabeth Gonzales.

 

(4. William Gonzales: Born 25 March 1827.

 

(5. Emanuel Gonzales.

 

(6. Wayne Gonzales.

 

(7. Jarvis Gonzales.

 

(8. Daniel Gonzales.

 

(9. Washington Gonzales.

 

(10. Jane Gonzales.

 

(11. Ency Gonzales.

 

(12. Susan Gonzales.

 

(13. Anna Gonzales.

 

g.  Nicholas Depew/Depue: Born 29 July 1804.  Baptized 4 September 1804 at the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, New Jersey.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Eleanor Depew.

 

(2. Palmer Depew.

 

(3. James “Jim” Depew.

 

h.  Ann/Anne/Amy Depew: Born 29 August 1806.  Married John Van Auken (sp) on 29 August 1800 and had 8 children, including:

 

(1. Elijah Van Auken: Born 27 April 1825.  Baptized 18 September 1825.

 

i.  Eve Catherine Depew: Born 24 September 1808.  Resided in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Married Elijah Van Auken and had the following children:

 

(1. Wilson Van Auken.

 

(2. Horace Van Auken.

 

(3. Samuel “Sam” Van Auken: Resided at Elmira, Broome County, New York.

 

(4. Calvin Van Auken.

 

(5. Ellen Van Auken.

 

j.  Moses/Moyses Depew: Born 13 March 1811.  Baptized 2 June 1811.  Died 12 August 1883.  Married Sarah Kintner and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Sophia Depew.

 

k.  Ensey Depew: (female) Born 10 June 1813.  Died 21 May 1818.

 

l.  Benjamin Depew, Jr.: Born 18 December 1815.  Baptized 12 May 1816.  Died 1837.

 

m.  James Van Campen Depew: See generation 1, below.

 

1   James Van Campen Depew:

 

Born 22 December 1817.  Baptized 31 May 1818 at the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, New Jersey.  Died 6 January 1884.  Married (1st) Rebecca Biles, ninth child of Alexander Patterson Biles, who is generation 7 of the Ancestors of John Addison Biles, on 5 February 1844 and had 9 children.  Married (2nd) widow Elizabeth (Maynard) Hicks (d. 19 Feb 1902), mother of 2, and had 2 additional children.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Depews:

 

1. (?) Depew: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

a. Aaron Depew: Born 1760 in Warren County, New Jersey.  Died 1845.  Initially established a store at the old Oxford Iron Works in Warren County.  Later was the 1st merchant in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Was also a Justice of the Peace there.  Married Elizabeth LaBar and had the following children:

 

(1. Margaret Depew: Married George Houser.

 

(2. Jemima Depew: Married John Newhart and resided in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(3. Hannah Depew: Married Ferdinand Dulott and resided in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(4. Eliza Depew: Married Christopher Teeple and resided in Wayne County, Pennsylvania.

 

(5. Julia Depew: Married John Groot and resided in Smithfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

(6. Sarah Depew: Married Benjamin V. Bush and resided at Water Gap.

 

(7. Daniel Depew: Married Christina Myers and resided in Smithfield Township, Pennsylvania.

 

(8. Abram Depew: Married Annie Bush and resided in Cherry Valley Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Abram and Annie had 10 children.

 

(9. John Depew: Born 1804.  Died 1884.  Resided in Smithfield Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Married Margaret Staples (d. 1833) and had 12 children, including:

 

(a. William Depew: Born 1837 in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Employed as a mail carrier in the Delaware Water Gap.

 

b. Abram Depew: First settler north of Pennsylvania’s Blue Ridge.  Served in the War of 1812.

 

2. Samuel Depew: Born 15 February 1789.  Died 25 May 1845.  Married Jemima Rigater (b. 20 Oct 1802, d. 12 Sep 1847) and resided in Sussex County, New Jersey.  Samuel and Jemima had the following children:

 

a. Elizabeth Depew: Married Jackson Dennis.

 

b. Keron Depew: Married David Shay of Jessup Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

 

c. Samuel R. Depew: Born 11 September 1836 in Sussex County, New Jersey.  Died 3 March 1874; interred Fairdale Cemetery.  Moved to Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania about 1856.  Married Phoebe Gunn on 2 October 1858 in Jessup Township and had the following children:

 

(1. Ada Depew: Died young.

 

(2. Melruna Depew: Died young.

 

(3. Priscilla Depew: Married Calvin Peck of Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsyhlvania.

 

(4. Minerva Depew: Married Charles Palmer.

 

(5. Ogden Depew: Resided in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.  Married Hattie Peirson and had one daughter, who died young.

 

d. Jane Depew: Married Robert Pettitt of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

3. John Depew: Had the following son:

 

a. John Depew, Jr.: Married Mary Van Gorden and had the following children:

 

(1. Nicholas Depew: Born 13 April 1800.  Baptized 23 August 1807.

 

(2. Aaron Depew: Born 8 August 1802.

 

(3. Moses Depew: Born 1 September 1804.

 

(4. Elizabeth Depew: Born 28 November 1806.

 

(5. Daniel Depew: Born 27 October 1809.  Baptized 3 June 1810.

 

(6. Sarah Depew: Born 18 June 1814.  Baptized 7 August 1814.

 

(7. Mary Depew: Born 11 August 1816.  Baptized 10 November 1816.

 

(8. Caty Anne Depew: Born 6 October 1821.  Baptized 9 December 1821. 

 

4. Charles Depew: Married (?) and had the following daughter:

 

a. Mildred Depew: Married (?) Robbins and resided on RR #1, Waverly, New York.  Mildred and her husband had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Arthur Depew: Born May 1927.

 

(2. Louise Depew: Born August (?).

 

(3. Franklin Depew: Born 15 April (?).

 

(4. Louis Depew.

 

(5. Shirley Depew: Born 31 December (?).

 

(6. William “Billy” Depew.

 

(7. Ida May Depew: Born 8 November 1937.

 

(8. Charlotte Depew: Born about 1941/42.

 

(9. Norman Depew: Born about 1946.

 

(10. Patricia Depew: Born March/April 1953.

 

 

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