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Abraham Douw

Male 1706 - 1787  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Abraham Douw 
    Born Rensselaerswyck, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 17 Nov 1706  Ref Dutch Church, Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1787 
    Person ID I11300  default
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2006 

    Father Volkert Douw,   b. Abt 1669, of Manorrensselaerswyck, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1753, Of Rensselaerwyck, , Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Margareta Van Tricht,   b. 21 Oct 1683, of Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1752, Of Rensselaerwyck, , Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Nov 1701  First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Gen of the 1st Settlers of Albany p 43
      Hudson & Mohawk Valleys vol 1 p 385
      Early NY Fam 1600s-1900s p 68
      Gen Notes of NY & New Eng Families by Talcott F118.T14 (929.174/T143g) p 65
    Family ID F4694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharina Or Lyntje Winne,   c. 31 Jan 1705, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1749  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1730  Ref Dutch Church, Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Gen of 1st Settlers of Albany p 44
      Early NY Fam 1600s-1900s p 68
      Gen Notes of NY & New England Fam by Talcott F118.T14, p 71
    Children 
    +1. Elsje Or Eltje Winne Douw,   c. 22 Aug 1731, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1823, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
    +2. Volkert Abrahamse Douw,   c. 16 Dec 1733, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Pieter Winne Douw,   c. 2 Nov 1735, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1801  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +4. Margrietje Douw,   c. 23 Nov 1740, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F4483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharina Or Catherine Lansing,   b. 7 Sep 1718, Albany, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1798  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1761  Rensselaerswyck, Albany Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Early NY Fam 1600s-1900s p 68, 71
      www.iment.com/maida/familytree%flansing
      New York and New England Families - Lansing, S.V. Talcott, 1876.
      Gen of the 1st Settlers of Albany by Jonathan Pearson, p 44

      NY Marr Previous to 1784 by Gen Pub Co. Baltimore 1968 020.3848 N48m F118.N485
      license 24 Sep 1761 Mar Bonds v. 5, p 97

      Gen Notes of NY & New England Fam by Talcott F118.T14, p 68 & 71 this date
      p 118
      GenFerret www.crocker.com/~jcamp/fw.html
      Abraham remarried 23 Nov. 1756 Catharine Lansing. WHICH DATE??

      IGI rec Batch Number: 7410511 Sheet: 82 Source Call No.: 0934224
    Children 
     1. Abraham Lansing Douw
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F4714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • chr Wit: Jonas Douw & Grietje Van Vechten.
      son of Volkert Douw and Margareta Van Tricht
      Gen of the 1st Settlers in Albany by Pearson p 43
      Gen notes of NY & New Eng. Fam. by Talcott, F118.T14, p 440 he is listed in Lansingh Bible as
      dying @ 78 yrs, in 1786

      Lyntje his 1st w
      remarried 23 Nov 1756 Catharine Lansing
      a/c biography by Stephen Bielinski he oldest of 5 ch
      GenFerret www.crocker.com/~jcamp/fw.html
      Gen of the 1st Settlers of Albany p 43
      Hist of Abraham Douw by Stefan Bielinski
      He a Skipper and oldest of 5 ch; among most active sloop captains.
      Had home nr waterfront. Served Firemaster 1738. Alderman 1748-
      1760. Was a trader, skipper and Dutch ch member. Inherited Pieter
      Winne's sloop and rigging, home and stables. Capt. Douw carried
      cargoes and dispatches during two colonial wars. Too old to serve
      during Rev. War. Owned dock and later superintendent of docks.
      filed his will May 1787
      named and much given to him by Peter Winne's Will dtd 28 Aug 1753,
      see Calendar of Wills by Berthoid Fernow p 460 #2034 (W23). states
      his wife, Lyntje is dec'd.

      Abraham Douw by Stefan Bielinski
      Abraham Douw was born in November 1706. He was the eldest son of the five children born to Rensselaerswyck residents Volkert and Margarita Van Tricht Douw.
      Abraham grew up learning to sail from the Douws who were well represented among Hudson River skippers. His long career spanned much of the eighteenth century during which he was among the most active of the Albany-based Hudson River sloop captains.
      He married Lyntie Winne in 1730. She was the sister of Captain Pieter Winne who became Abraham's sailing mentor and benefactor. That marriage produced four children before her death in 1749.
      The couple set up their household in the third ward - near the waterfront and the homes of Albany's other river people . Douw established his Albany credentials by serving as firemaster in 1738 and qualifying to vote in 1742. In 1748, he was elected third ward alderman. He was re-elected eleven times - serving until 1760. By the 1750s, he was a Market Street mainstay - skipper, trader, and Dutch church member.
      His prominence was based on the association with Pieter Winne in the river trade where he took over for the assemblyman and later inherited Winne's sloop and rigging - as well as his home and stables. Captain Douw carried cargoes and dispatches during the last two colonial wars and throughout the period for Sir William Johnson and others. Through Johnson, he was appointed to the county court.
      In 1761, Abraham married widow Catharina Lansing . Over the next decades, he became more of a businessman and real estate trader. During that time, he acquired additional Albany acreage as well as shares in tracts in the upper Mohawk and Hudson Valleys. His son, Peter Winne Douw, ran the sloop and later followed Abraham to the city council. Too old for service during the War for Independence , the septuagenarian was a respected Albany patriot, "gentleman," landlord, dock owner, and later superintendent of docks.
      Abraham Douw filed his will in May 1787. It named his second wife Catherine, sons Volkert and Peter , and daughters Elsie Fonda and Margaret Ten Eyck as his heirs. He died in December 1787 in his seventy-eighth year.
      Early NY Fam 1600s-1900s p 68
      Gen Notes of NY & New England Fam by Talcott F118.T14, p 71

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006) (Reliability: 3).
      VOLKERT DOUWE; Male; Spouse: MARGARITA VAN TRICHT; Marriage: 16 NOV 1701 First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York; M506191 1683 - 1699 IT 7 0908989 Film 1002781 Film; M506191 1700 - 1725 0459658 Film NONE; M506191 1725 - 1749 974.7 C4H 1906 Book NONE; M506191 1750 - 1764 974.7 C4H 1907 Book NONE; M506191 1765 - 1771 974.7 C4H 1908 Book NONE; M506191 1772 - 1779 974.7 C4H 1922-1923 Book NONE; M506191 1780 - 1789 974.7 C4H 1924-1925 Book NONE; M506191 1790 - 1808 974.7 C4H 1926-1927 Book NONE; M506191 1809 - 1855 0017508 Film NONE; Sheet: 00
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 04 Aug 2004