71. Anna Van Eps (Helena Glen, Anna Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); born 22 May 1700; married Ahasuerus Wendell, son of Evert Wendell and Elisabeth Glen.
Known children of Anna Van Eps and an unknown spouse were:
Ahasuerus Wendell was born on 1 May 1695. He married Maria ?
There were no known children of Anna Van Eps and Ahasuerus Wendell.
72. Jan Baptist Van Eps (Helena Glen, Anna Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); baptized 27 Sep 1713 at Albany, NY; married Maritje Truax, daughter of Isaac Truax and Catalina Van Benthuysen, 19 Nov 1743 at Schenectady, NY.
He was a noted Indian trader. He was taken by the Ottawa Indians, but escaped to Detroit in 1763.
Maritje Truax was baptized on 11 Sep 1720.
Known children of Jan Baptist Van Eps and Maritje Truax were as follows:
73. Cornelius Peek (Jacobus, Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); married Catalyntje Yates.
Known children of Cornelius Peek and Catalyntje Yates were:
74. Elizabeth Peek (Jacobus, Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); born 20 Feb 1720/21 at New York; married Arent Putnam.
Arent Putnam was born before 14 Feb 1719 at Schenectady, NY. He died in 1780 at Tribes Hill, NY.
Known children of Elizabeth Peek and Arent Putnam were:
75. Harmanus Peek (Johannes, Jacobus Peake, Maria Truax, Philippe du Trieux); born 5 Dec 1718 at Schenectady, NY; married Sarah De Graff, daughter of Jesse De Graff and Aaltie Hennions, 1 Dec 1740 at Schenectady, NY; died 29 Aug 1781 at Schenectady, NY.
Sarah De Graff was born on 14 Jan 1720/21.
Known children of Harmanus Peek and Sarah De Graff were as follows:
76. Simon C. Groot (Cornelis De Groot, Symon, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 7 Nov 1745 at Schenectady, NY; married Annatie Truax, daughter of Isaac Truax and Anjeltje Beck, 3 Sep 1769; died 10 Feb 1832 at West Glenville, NY.
Annatie Truax was born on 8 Aug 1751 at Schenectady, NY. She was baptized on 11 Aug 1751.20 She died on 10 Apr 1834 at Glenville, NY.
Known children of Simon C. Groot and Annatie Truax were as follows:
77. Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp (Jan, Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 17 Jan 1702/3 at Schenectady, NY; married Neeltje Van Antwerp, daughter of Arent Danielse Van Antwerp and Sara Van Eps, 5 Dec 1730.
Neeltje Van Antwerp was born on 28 Apr 1710.
Known children of Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp and Neeltje Van Antwerp were as follows:
He served as a private in Capt. Abraham Veeder's Company of Col. Fischer's 3rd Tryon County Militia, and later a member of the Associated Exempts of Tryon County
(PS;Schenectady D.C.R.; Fonda D.C.R).
78. Neeltje Van Antwerp (Arent, Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); born 28 Apr 1710; married Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp, son of Jan Danielse Van Antwerp and Agnieta Vedder, 5 Dec 1730.
Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp was born on 17 Jan 1702/3 at Schenectady, NY.
Known children of Neeltje Van Antwerp and Harmanus Janse Van Antwerp were as follows:
He served as a private in Capt. Abraham Veeder's Company of Col. Fischer's 3rd Tryon County Militia, and later a member of the Associated Exempts of Tryon County
(PS;Schenectady D.C.R.; Fonda D.C.R).
79. Margarita Fort (Rebecca Van Antwerp, Maria De Groot, Rebecca du Trieux, Philippe); married Johannes Van Sice, son of Joost Van Sice and Helena Magdalena Vrooman.
Known children of Margarita Fort and Johannes Van Sice were:
80. Abraham Isaacse Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 2 Jul 1742 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 2 Jan 1743 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Sarah A. Vedder, daughter of Alexander Vedder and Maria van der Bogart, 28 Apr 1770 at Schenectady, NY; married Annatje Peek, daughter of Harmanus Peek and Sarah De Graff, 6 Jan 1785 at Schenectady, NY; died 27 Jun 1833 at Glenville, NY.
He was also known as Abraham J. Truax. He served as an Ensign in Wemple's Regiment during the Am. Revolution. (DAR marriage records from Reformed Dutch Church of Schenectady also list him as Abraham J. Truax).
Sarah A. Vedder was baptized on 17 Nov 1751.
Known children of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Sarah A. Vedder were as follows:
Annatje Peek was baptized on 13 Dec 1747 at Schenectady, NY. She married Johannes de Graaf on 1 Jul 1769. She died on 2 Oct 1834 at Schenectady, NY.
Known children of Abraham Isaacse Truax and Annatje Peek all born at Schenectady, NY, were as follows:
81. Christina Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 1 Feb 1745/46; baptized 2 Feb 1746 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Robert Moyston circa 1770; died 2 Oct 1804.
Robert Moyston was born in 1745. He died in 1798.
Known children of Christina Truax and Robert Moyston were:
82. Caleb Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 19 Nov 1747 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 22 Nov 1747 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Sophia Van Petten, daughter of Philip Van Petten and Geesie Schermerhorn, 11 Aug 1770 at Schenectady, NY; died 13 Sep 1808.
He served as Sgt. in Col. Wemple's Reg., Am. Revolution.
Sophia Van Petten was baptized on 12 May 1751 at Schenectady, NY.
Known children of Caleb Truax and Sophia Van Petten were as follows:
He served under Gen. Hull in War of 1812 (U.S.).
In 1809, Abraham C. Truax came to Detroit. He operated a prosperous business on West Jefferson near Woodward. He was a member of the Territorial Militia and was in attendance when General Hull surrendered Detroit to the British in 1812. Truax made his escape and returned to his hometown of Schenectady, New York. He returned in a year to restart his business, and in 1834, Truax founded the village of Truaxton, later renamed Truago, and today is the downriver City of Trenton. Truax was killed in 1844 when the steamer Vance exploded at the dock in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The first county owned park in the State of Michigan is located in Trenton. The land was given to the Wayne County Road Commission by descendants of Truax and the park is named for Truax“s grand daughter, Elizabeth.
In 1848, there were only 6 framed houses in town, the rest were log cabins. The chief industry was a limestone quarry owned by an early Detroit businessman and judge named Soloman Sibley. Stone from this quarry was used for the fort and other buildings in Detroit. The quarry was later purchased by the Church family and the limestone was make into baking soda for the family business, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Later, Austin Church would venture into automotive manufacturing, when in 1912, he introduced the Church-Field Electric at the Detroit Auto Show. The car came in 2 models, a coupe and a roadster. The roadster sold for $2200.00, and the coupe $2800.00. It claimed a range of nearly 100 miles per charge, and a top speed of just over 20 miles per hour. The car was short-lived and the company was out of business by 1913.
The area had fine stands of timber in large forests, and soon became a shipbuilding center. The Alvin Clark is the first documented ship to be launched at Trenton in 1846. There is some evidence there were earlier ships constructed and launched. Shipbuilding reached its peak in the 1860“s, and continued until the 1880“s. Here were set forth some of the finest schooners, steamers and propellers to sail the Great Lakes. The Turner Shipyard and the Craig Shipyard were the principal shipbuilders. Many of the townspeople worked at the shipyards and many left town with John Craig when he moved his shipyard to Toledo, Ohio in the late 1880“s. The town was home to many Great Lake ship captains. Captain Arthur Edwards would found the Detroit and Cleveland Steamboat Company that lasted until the 1950“s. Captain Dana would perfect the davit that is used to raise and lower boats. For over 100 years there was some form of shipbuilding in town and ended when the Liggett Boat Works closed in the mid 1960“s. Many of the people connected to shipbuilding spent time during the Civil War building ships, docks, depots and warehouses for the Union at Bridgeport, Alabama. Company I of the Fort Michigan was named the "Trenton Volunteers".
Trenton“s start was simply because of its location. It was the last high ground from Detroit to Monroe, and a day“s journey from Detroit, an overnight stop. It has fine stands of oak and other timber used in shipbuilding, and something not to be overlooked, a protected shoreline from the ravages of Lake Erie. It became a commerce center and with the commerce came a need for transportation. Shipbuilding and ships would be later replaced by railroads. Horse and buggies replaced by cars. The world“s first traffic lines appeared in Trenton in 1911, a result of many sideswiping accidents that occurred on narrow bridges that were located on River Road (West Jefferson) just south of town. In the early 1890“s, Trenton got electric lights, and also, a waterworks. Street signs went up in 1896. The fire department started in 1898. In 1900, Trenton built its first high school and started an emphasis on education that continues. Trenton was home to Don Dickinson, Postmaster General under President Cleveland. Dickinson County in the Upper Peninsula is named after him. Trenton“s rural postal delivery began in 1906, with Alvin Knight, and door-to-door started in 1925, with Bill Rushlow. An automotive industry started in 1912 continues and Trenton oldest business/industry, the quarry, started in the early 1800“s continues as well. The first A & W Root Beer stand in Michigan started in 1935, and today operates on the same site. In 1927, Trenton annexed the Village of Sibley. In 1957, Trenton became a city. Trenton became part of the World Wide Web in 1997, when the city's first Internet Service Provider, I-Link International, created and hosted the City of Trenton Web Site.
(by Brendan Gillespie, Trenton Resident).
(Possibly the father of Jonathan Truax and other Saratoga unplaced of TTH Vol. 2, Ch.28).
83. Johannes Isaacse Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 29 Aug 1749; baptized 8 Oct 1749 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Annatje van der Hayden, daughter of Dirk Jochemse van der Hayden and Margarita Kittle; died 25 May 1825 at St. Lawrence Co., NY; drowned in the St. Lawrence River.
He served with the 'Green Mountain Boys' in the Am. Revolution.
Annatje van der Hayden was born on 9 Sep 1755 at Albany, NY. She died on 8 Jun 1835 at Glenville, NY.
Known children of Johannes Isaacse Truax and Annatje van der Hayden were as follows:
She lived at Chicago, IL, then Michigan.
He was a river captain on the St. Lawrence.
84. Annatie Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 8 Aug 1751 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 11 Aug 1751;20 married Simon C. Groot, son of Cornelis De Groot and Elisabeth Pulman, 3 Sep 1769; died 10 Apr 1834 at Glenville, NY.
Simon C. Groot was born on 7 Nov 1745 at Schenectady, NY. He died on 10 Feb 1832 at West Glenville, NY.
Known children of Annatie Truax and Simon C. Groot were as follows:
85. Isaac I. Truax (Isaac, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 16 Jul 1756 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 18 Jul 1756;20 married Elizabeth Clute, daughter of Nicholas Clute and Claartje Hemstraat, 1 Jan 1794 at Schenectady, NY;17 died 21 Dec 1854 at Schenectady, NY;62 buried at Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, NY.63
He served Pvt. in Schuyler's 3rd Reg., Albany Co. Militia (Ostrom's Co.). He was attended by the "Pall of Black" at his death - a great honour.
Elizabeth Clute was born on 21 Aug 1757 at Albany, NY. She died on 4 Aug 1847 at Schenectady, NY. She was also known as Baata Clute.17
Known children of Isaac I. Truax and Elizabeth Clute were as follows:
86. Abraham P. Truax (Philip, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 28 Apr 1753 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Margarita Peek, daughter of Cornelius Peek and Catalyntje Yates, circa 1775; married Alida Quackenbos, daughter of Abraham Quackenbos and Bata Ouderkirk, 17 Nov 1799; died 13 Mar 1822 at Schenectady, NY.62,17
He served Pvt., Wemple's Reg., Albany Co. Militia.
Margarita Peek was baptized on 29 May 1754. She died on 11 Jun 1792.
Known children of Abraham P. Truax and Margarita Peek were as follows:
Alida Quackenbos was baptized on 6 Dec 1747. She died on 5 Mar 1841 at Schenectady, NY.62
There were no known children of Abraham P. Truax and Alida Quackenbos.
87. Johannes Philip Truax (Philip, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 25 Jul 1755 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 27 Jul 1755;20 married Cornelia Barheyt, daughter of Cornelis Barheyt and Rachel Yates, circa 1780; died 12 Aug 1817 at Charlestown, Montgomery Co., NY.
He served as a Pvt. in Wemple's Reg., Albany Co. Militia in the Am. Revolution. He lived at Charlestown, Montgomery Co., NY, in 1805.17
Cornelia Barheyt was baptized on 31 Dec 1761. She died on 15 Mar 1827 at Schenectady, NY.62
Known children of Johannes Philip Truax and Cornelia Barheyt were as follows:
88. Abraham A. Truax (Andries, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 29 Jun 1779 at New York;69,48 baptized 4 Jul 1779 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Maria Swart, daughter of John Swart and Neeltje Van Eps, 14 Feb 1805;69 died 26 May 1862 at Schenectady, NY.70,69
He lived at Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., NY, in 1850 with daughter Eleanor - listed as 'gentleman.'
Maria Swart was born on 12 Mar 1787.69 She died on 20 Sep 1821.
Known children of Abraham A. Truax and Maria Swart were as follows:
He was a doctor, druggist. He lived at 40 Union St., Schenectady, NY.74
89. Isaac C. Truax (Christiaan, Abraham, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 7 Jan 1781 at Albany Co., NY;20 married Angelica La Grange 12 Dec 1802; died 11 Mar 1873 at Oakland Co., MI; buried at Eaton Burial Ground, Brandon Twp., Oakland Co., MI.75
He was a glass blower. He moved to Oakland Co., MI, in 1835.
Angelica La Grange was born on 15 Aug 1786 at Albany, NY. (she may have been born circa 1798 ).76 She died on 17 Jan 1857 at Oakland Co., MI. She was buried at Eaton Burial Ground, Brandon Twp., Oakland Co., MI. She was also known as Angelica de la Grange. (Angelica was originally believed to be the daughter of James La Grange and Ariantje Truax, but their daughter was born in 1790, which would have made her 12 years old at the time of the marriage to Isaac Truax. To further confuse matters, she is listed as being 52 years old in the 1850 census, which would have made her 4 at the time of her marriage!).
Known children of Isaac C. Truax and Angelica La Grange were as follows:
He was also known as Christopher Truax.77
He was also known as Abram Truax. He served in Civil War, as Pvt., Co. H, 4th Mich. Vol. Inf.83
90. Catalina Truax (Peter, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 5 Apr 1752 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Adam Conde 1 Jul 1770 at Schenectady, NY; died 15 Apr 1843.
Adam Conde was baptized on 25 Sep 1748. He died on 22 Sep 1824.
Known children of Catalina Truax and Adam Conde were as follows:
91. Sophia Truax (Peter, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 28 Jun 1759; baptized 1 Jul 1759 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Harmanus Wessells, son of Wessell Wessells and Maria Van Antwerp, 16 Jul 1777 at Schenectady, NY; died 8 Oct 1838.
Harmanus Wessells was born circa 1755. He died on 10 Mar 1813.
Known children of Sophia Truax and Harmanus Wessells were as follows:
92. Willemptje Truax (Peter, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 1 Mar 1767 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Jacobus Van Vorst 2 Jun 1788 at Schenectady, NY; died Sep 1855 at Glenville, NY.
Jacobus Van Vorst was born on 14 Feb 1762 at Schenectady, NY. He died on 26 Jan 1838 at Herkimer, NY.
Known children of Willemptje Truax and Jacobus Van Vorst were as follows:
93. Isaac Peter Truax (Peter, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 5 May 1771 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Anna de Reimer, daughter of Jacob de Reimer and Catherine Van Nuis, 6 Jan 1793 at Ballston Center, Saratoga Co., NY;84 married Anna Bevier 17 Jan 1805 at Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., NY;84 died 21 Sep 1852 at Schenectady, NY.38
Anna de Reimer was born on 28 Nov 1774.85 She died on 18 Aug 1804.85 She was also known as Anna de Riemer.
Known children of Isaac Peter Truax and Anna de Reimer were as follows:
He moved to Minnesota.
Anna Bevier was also known as Anna Bovee.
Known children of Isaac Peter Truax and Anna Bevier were as follows:
He was also known as Zantford V.S. Truax not sure if this is the same person, but probably.87
94. Isaac Truax (Isaac, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 13 May 1759 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Jannetje Bleecker, daughter of John I. Bleecker and Jannetje Schaick, 16 Mar 1788 at Albany, NY;34 died 12 Oct 1812 at Albany, NY.
Jannetje Bleecker was born on 15 Oct 1763. She died on 26 Mar 1811 at Albany, NY.
Known children of Isaac Truax and Jannetje Bleecker all born at Albany, NY, were as follows:
95. Hendrick Truax (Isaac, Isaac, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 4 Oct 1761 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Ann Yates, daughter of Christoffel A. Yates and Catherine Waters, 9 Nov 1789 at Albany, NY;34 died 15 Dec 1834 at Albany, NY.
He was also known as Harry Truax. He served a Corporal in Lansing's Reg't.
Ann Yates was born on 2 Mar 1767. She died on 23 Nov 1845 at Albany, NY.
Known children of Hendrick Truax and Ann Yates were as follows:
96. Jacob Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 16 Apr 1751 at Albany, NY; baptized 21 Apr 1751 at Albany, NY;7 died before 1804.91
Gerrit Gerson appeared before the Schenectady Committee for Conspiracies in May of 1777 and swore that, "about the middel of aprill he being in Compiny w Jacob Isc Truax and tacken about the present troubles with Great britain & there hath been mention that Said Truax was a tore on which he answerd he was no tore but he was a man for the king and he was made prisoner by the Commitee of Schonectady but Shew a tomehaak he had fixt rady & Saith that who Ever Came to take him he would kill him." He seems to have gotten away that time, but he was arrested three years later.
It is usually stated that this was the brother of Isaac Jacob Truax, but since the Dutch used their father's names as middle names, and because Johannis Wyngaard helped make his bail, I believe it was Isaac J's son and not his brother who was arrested. Or it may have been both - it appears that a Jacob J. Truax was released in August 1780, and a Jacob I. Truax was released three months later. The fact that these old records often don't distinguish between 'J' and 'I' only adds to the confusion.
Known children of Jacob Truax and an unknown spouse were as follows:
97. Johannes Wyngaard Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 7 Oct 1752 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 10 Nov 1752;20 married Magdalena Huyser circa 1778 at East Camp, Columbia Co., NY; died 29 Sep 1808.
Magdalena Huyser was born circa 1755. She died on 23 May 1812 at Schenectady, NY. She was also known as Magdalena Heysen.
Known children of Johannes Wyngaard Truax and Magdalena Huyser were as follows:
He moved to Kingston, ON, circa 1819. He moved to Rochester, NY, between 1833 and 1841.
98. Elizabeth Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 28 Oct 1754 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 3 Nov 1754;20 married John Bortel.
John Bortel was also known as Johannes Barthel.
Known children of Elizabeth Truax and John Bortel were as follows:
99. Isaac Jacob Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 26 Oct 1759 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 9 Dec 1759;20 married Catherine Dockstader, daughter of Hedrick Dockstader and Maria Magdalena Weaver, 5 Mar 1783 at Schenectady, NY;47 died 9 Oct 1814; buried at Old Albany Rd., NY.
He was a Innkeeper.
Catherine Dockstader was born on 6 Sep 1765 at Schenectady, NY. She died on 6 Aug 1836. She was buried at Old Albany Rd., NY. She was also known as Catherine Doxstader.
Known children of Isaac Jacob Truax and Catherine Dockstader were as follows:
He was a Laborer in 1850.93
She was also known as Evelina Truax.92
100. Petrus Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 19 Mar 1762 at Albany, NY; baptized 18 Apr 1762 at Albany, NY; married Christina Scharp 5 Jun 1785 at Schenectady, NY.94
Christina Scharp was baptized on 16 Sep 1764 at Red Hook, Dutchess Co., NY.95 She was also known as Christina Sharp.
Known children of Petrus Truax and Christina Scharp were as follows:
He was a manufacturer in 1850.97
He lived at Annesville, Oneida Co., NY.
(not entirely sure this family belongs to this Philip S. Truax, but very likely).
101. Abraham Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 1 Jul 1764 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Maria Truax, daughter of Andries Bratt Truax and Catalyntje Wyngaard.
Maria Truax was born in May 1774.
Known children of Abraham Truax and Maria Truax were:
102. Maria Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 8 Oct 1766; baptized 2 Nov 1766 at Albany, NY; married Johannes Schoolcraft 16 Mar 1784 at Schoharie, NY;100 died before 1804.91
She was also known as Polly Truax.
Known children of Maria Truax and Johannes Schoolcraft were as follows:
103. Catalyntje Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Nov 1768 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 27 Nov 1768;20 married John Manning 10 Aug 1786 at Schenectady, NY.
Known children of Catalyntje Truax and John Manning were as follows:
104. Machtelt Truax (Isaac, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 20 Apr 1771 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Benjamin Patterson circa 1789.
She was also known as Magdalen Truax.91
Known children of Machtelt Truax and Benjamin Patterson were as follows:
105. Jacob Truax (Elias, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 3 May 1761 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Martha Oliver, daughter of John Oliver and Clara Sybert, 31 Mar 1789 at Schenectady, NY;17 died 17 Sep 1854 at Milford, Otsego Co., NY.102
He was also known as Jacob C. Truax. He moved to Minden Twp., Montgomery Co., NY, between 1805 and 1807.
Martha Oliver was born on 4 Jul 1769 at Schenectady, NY.103 She died on 29 Aug 1859 at Milford, Otsego Co., NY.102
Known children of Jacob Truax and Martha Oliver were as follows:
He moved to Kent Co., MI.
He was a 'Town Officer' in 1850. (In the 1850 Otsego Co. census, William's son Minus was living nearby with the family of Matthias Lane. Two doors down from the Lanes was the family of Chauncy Brown, who had a Melvina Truax (age 12) living with them. Is this another daughter of William and Ruby?).
106. Adriantje Truax (Elias, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 12 Jan 1764 at Norman's Kill, NY;36 married James La Grange, son of Jellis La Grange, 4 May 1783 at Albany, NY.34
She was also known as Ariaantje Truax.
James La Grange was born circa 1756. He was also known as Jacobus La Grange.
Known children of Adriantje Truax and James La Grange were as follows:
107. Elias Truax (Elias, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Jul 1772 at Albany, NY; married Anna Wightman, daughter of Thomas Wightman and Mary Tripp, 19 May 1796 at St. Armand, QC; died 7 Feb 1875 at Frelighsburg, QC.109
He was also known as Gillis Truax. He moved to Cook's Corner, QC, in 1792. He walked 9 miles to visit eldest daughter (Electa?) in Quebec in 1874. Report of an interview with Mrs. Amsden by Allan Lincoln Truax:
"She corroborates the story of 'Yelles' skating across Franklin Pond, Vt. on his 100th birthday, says the 'young folks' let him beat them across just to please his vanity. Also told about bear he tamed. Says they would entertain him free of charge at the Farnham P.2 fair and the Franklin Co. Vt. fair just for the stories he would tell. Once while at the Farnham Fair he overstayed the limit of his ticket and his friends feared he couldn't get back. He said he would show them. When the conductor came around to collect tickets and told 'Yelles' his ticket was n.g., the latter began to jabber at him in Holland Dutch. Of course no one could understand him. They sent for a Frenchman and he could understand Yelles' jabberings no better, so finally the conductor said 'Oh well, let the old fool ride. He's crazy anyway', and so he gor back to Franklin."
Anna Wightman was born on 1 Jan 1773 at Hancock, MA. She died on 23 Mar 1838 at Frelighsburg, QC. She was also known as Anna Whitman.
Known children of Elias Truax and Anna Wightman were as follows:
He was a wheelwright.114
108. Andries Truax (Elias, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 2 Nov 1775 at Albany, NY; baptized 12 Nov 1775 at Albany, NY; married Sally Welch, daughter of Benjamin Welch and Thankful Durgin, 29 Oct 1797; died 30 May 1851 at Brigham, QC.
He was also known as Andrew Truax. He 'prayed for land' in Brome Township, QC on 27 Feb 1792.
Sally Welch was born on 23 Jan 1779 at Vermont. She died on 30 Nov 1856 at Brigham, QC.
Known children of Andries Truax and Sally Welch were as follows:
109. Catherine Truax (Elias, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 17 Sep 1777 at Albany, NY; married Andrew Clow, son of John Clow, 3 Sep 1797.
She moved to South Granby, QC, circa 1827 from Vermont.
Andrew Clow was born on 23 May 1771 at Kinderhook, NY. He died circa 1823 at S. Granby, QC.
Known children of Catherine Truax and Andrew Clow were as follows:
110. Abraham C. Truax (Christian, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 15 Jul 1764 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Maria Ouderkirk, daughter of Pieter Ouderkirk and Machtelt Heemstraat, 21 Feb 1786 at Schenectady, NY.42
Maria Ouderkirk was born on 3 Nov 1760.
Known children of Abraham C. Truax and Maria Ouderkirk all born at Guilderland, Albany Co., NY, were as follows:
(There seems to have been some confusion as to whether Elizabeth Wermer and Elizabeth Van Wormer were the same woman, and which John they married - John O. or John A. Truax. The 1850 census shows John O. Truax with no wife (presumably widowed) and five children who are also named in his will, and at least two of whom match children attributed to John A. Truax. I am assuming that all of these children belong to John Ouderkirk Truax and Elizabeth Wermer / Van Wormer, but this may warrent further investigation).
111. Jacob Truax (Christian, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 5 Jul 1766 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Sophia Ouderkirk 31 Mar 1789 at Schenectady, NY.17
Known children of Jacob Truax and Sophia Ouderkirk both born at Schenectady, NY, were as follows:
112. Christopher Truax (Christian, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); married Catharina Van Valkenburg, daughter of John Van Valkenburg, 12 Oct 1796 at Schenectady Co., NY.119
He was also known as Christian Truax.
Known children of Christopher Truax and Catharina Van Valkenburg were as follows:
113. Jacob Willem Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 13 Jul 1762 at Schoharie, NY;36 married Barbara Bell 18 Mar 1788 at Schenectady, NY;17,22 died 7 Dec 1841 at Knox, Albany Co., NY.
Barbara Bell was born at Schenectady, NY. She died on 29 Jan 1847. She was also known as Ana Bell.
Known children of Jacob Willem Truax and Barbara Bell were as follows:
114. John Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 1763; married Gertruid Hainen 2 Mar 1790 at Schoharie, NY.43
Gertruid Hainen was also known as Gertrude Hane.
Known children of John Truax and Gertruid Hainen were as follows:
He was a was a member of the crew of Fulton's steamboat on the trial trip between New York and Albany.124
115. Elizabeth Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 25 Feb 1765 at Schoharie, NY;36 married Henrich Ervet 27 Oct 1783 at Schoharie, NY.125
Known children of Elizabeth Truax and Henrich Ervet both born at Schoharie, NY, were as follows:
116. Anna Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 24 Mar 1769 at Schoharie, NY;125 married Pieter Zeeh, son of Joost Zeeh, 4 Jan 1791 at Schoharie, NY.43
Known children of Anna Truax and Pieter Zeeh were as follows:
117. Maria Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 20 Oct 1771 at Berne, NY;44 married Michael Bell 24 Jul 1789 at Schoharie, NY.43
Michael Bell was also known as John Michael Bell.
Known children of Maria Truax and Michael Bell were as follows:
118. Margaret Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 1773; married William Marinus 8 Feb 1791 at Schoharie, NY;43 died 1859.
William Marinus was born in 1749.
Known children of Margaret Truax and William Marinus were as follows:
119. Angeline Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 18 Sep 1779 at Schenectady, NY;20 married George Leib 12 Sep 1797 at Guilderland, Albany Co., NY.67
She was also known as Engeltje Truax.20
George Leib was also known as George Lyper.
Known children of Angeline Truax and George Leib were as follows:
120. Maria Barbara Truax (Willem, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 24 Mar 1781 at Schoharie Co., NY; married James Herbert; died 8 Jan 1856 at Ohio.126
James Herbert was born on 22 Apr 1774. He died on 17 Apr 1849 at Ohio.
Known children of Maria Barbara Truax and James Herbert were:
121. George Truax (Jacob, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 7 Jun 1778 at Albany, NY;127,48 married Anne Magee before 1801; married Mary Minorgan between 1821 and 1828.
His descendants claim that he was a United Empire Loyalist, but he would have been too young - perhaps his father was? He signed declaration as an alien to visit parents in St. Johns, QC, stating his age as 16 on 16 Sep 1794. He was a blacksmith. He served served in the War of 1812 as a sergeant in the Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada for two years. He was discharged on March 24th, 1815. His discharge papers state that he was born in Albany, and his age was 37 years, which would put his year of birth at about 1778. (Oral history from the family of Bev Truax claims that this George was the son of Jacob Truax and Catherine Dochsteder, and this is verified by the recently discovered record of midwife Mary Stevens. The connection still isn't 100%, since all this proves is that both Georges were born in 1778, but given the oral history I would say that it is reasonably certain).
Anne Magee was also known as Nancy Anne Magee.
Known children of George Truax and Anne Magee were as follows:
He was a blacksmith.129
He lived at Finch, ON, in 1823 then in Lewisville, NY a year later.
Mary Minorgan was also known as Mary Ann Minorgan.
Known children of George Truax and Mary Minorgan were as follows:
122. Jacob Truax (Jacob, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 8 Jan 1780 at Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; baptized 23 Jan 1780 at Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; married Cornelia Cromwell 6 Sep 1802 at Albany, NY;131 died 1 Aug 1849;47,132 buried at 1st Preb. Church Cem., Schenectady, NY.
Cornelia Cromwell was born on 23 Oct 1780 at New York.47 (she may have been born 23 Oct 1781 ).132 She died on 13 Jun 1869.47,73 She was buried at 1st Preb. Church Cem., Schenectady, NY.132
Known children of Jacob Truax and Cornelia Cromwell were as follows:
123. Harmanus Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 19 Jul 1761;140 baptized 19 Aug 1764 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Dorothea Larroway, daughter of Jonas Larroway and Elizabeth Muller, 16 Feb 1785 at Schenectady, NY;140 died 10 May 1841 at Schenectady, NY.141
He moved to Canada in 1793 when he made his mark on an Oath of Allegiance to the Crown.142
Dorothea Larroway was born on 1 Feb 1763.143,140 She died on 30 May 1854 at Stanbridge, Missisquoi Co., QC.144 She was also known as Dolley Laraway. Her father, Jonas Larroway, served as a Loyalist in Butler's Rangers.
Known children of Harmanus Truax and Dorothea Larroway were as follows:
From Leonard H. Vincent Memoirs:
Abram Truax was born in Lower Canada, January 28, 1799 (about ten months before the death of George Washington). He was a brother-in-law of Grandfather (Stephen I) who married his sister Dorothy. By the members of the Steve Vincent family, he and his wife were known as "Uncle Brum" or "Brummy" and "Aunt Hannah," while to his family Stephen Vincentand his wife were known as "Uncle Steve" and "Aunt Dolly".
A history of him and his family would run current with that of Stephen Vincent and family. They associated together more or less. The story runs that once upon a time these two chums were out hunting with Phillip and Albion Vincent, sons of Stephen, and Alf Truax, son of Abram. They shot a deer on the other side of Black River and the two old men stripped off their clothes and swam the river to get it. When they got to it, the deer being only wounded, jumped up and ran. "Throw my gun over here," said Steve excitedly to his sons on the other side of the river.
"Where'll you have it?" said Phil, catching up the gun as if to throw it. It probably would have landed in the middle of the river had he thrown it. But quickly changing his mind, the two nude hunters took after the deer which being badly hurt was soon overhauled and Steve got astride of its neck and held its head while Brummy got a club to beat it to death. At the crucial moment, the deer ducked its head and Steve received the blow across the naked arms. "Gol Dum you Brum! What'd you do that for?" said Steve, dancing with pain. "Gar, Steve, I didn't mean to do that," said Brummy.
This comedy was of course hugely enjoyed by the younger fellows on the other bank of the river. But the deer was overhauled again and killed. When towing the deer back across the river they suddenly got into water which was too deep for Brummy's inches and his excited conversation was suddenly interrupted and succeeded by a succession of bubblings. This incident occasioned much mirth among the younger folks. But they got the deer and no doubt enjoyed the venison steak.
Both of the actors in this little drama made their exit from the theatre of this life so shortly after I entered it that I have no recollection of either, though I well remember the wives of both, one of whom was my Grandmother.
From Leonard H. Vincent Memoirs:
Dorothy Truax (1803 - 1892)
Dorothy Truax was born in Lower Canada October 24, 1803. I have heard her tell of hearing the canonading of the Battle of Plattsburg when very small. History gives the date of that battle as September 11, 1814. She was about eleven years old at that time.
She was a very small woman, like all Truaxes, and her sons inherited from her the same characteristics. They were all small men, but in their prime were as active as cats. They all inherited the Truax Spirit to a more or less degree. This Dutch courage as we might call it, although it at times broke out into paroxysms of uncontrollable temper, gave a vim to their characters which their descendants may emulate with pride.
Of course their father was by no means devoid of spirit, but it is conceded that the fire of their characters came largely from the Truax stock. If I should have the privilege of remoulding their lives and recasting their characters, I'd put that same ginger back into them in the same proportion. What if they did move under high pressure, they had safety valves in good order.
Let no one think I am excusing or apologizing for this trait of theirs, on the contrary I am boasting about it. When my children come to me with moistened eyes and quivering speech, complaining of the treatment of some bullying playmate, I think, oh, for a pinch of the Truax ginger to inject into their veins.
I knew my Grandmother only when she was old and I remember her as the sweetest old "body" I ever knew. She always liked to please the children and I am sure she was a favorite with all her grandchildren. From what I have heard of her from those who knew her as "Aunt Dolly", I judge that her popularity was not confined to her own family, but was universalamong her acquaintances. The stereotyped phrase, "Beloved by all who knew her" was not inapplicable to her case.
Notwithstanding the fact that we often had to be quiet lest we 'annoy Grandma', there was always delight in our home when she came to see us. Even the peculiarity of her enunciation endeared her to us. We remember how she said "bleu" for blue instead of "bloo" and "caouws" for cows. But she never said "pawned" for pond, "dawg" for dog or "lawg" for log. On the whole I believe her pronunciation was subject to less criticism than ours.
She often came to our house in the summertime and would gather straw from the grain fields and make straw hats for all of us. In her old age she took a childish delight in dressing dolls and her room was a paradise for children.
In her prime she was a good and neat housekeeper and an energetic worker. Although she imparted to her children what I call the Truax spirit, she herself was meek and possessed remarkable self-control. She survived for nearly twenty years after the death of her husband, living with her son Merritt into whose hands the old homestead passed, but she was gathered to her rest at last after living to the ripe old age of 88 years. She died January 12, 1892. May we when we quit this life leave behind us as tender memories and as fond recollections as has "Grandma Vincent."
He moved to St. Lawrence Co., near Potsdam, NY. He moved to Illinois in 1854.
124. Jacob Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 10 Apr 1762 at Schenectady, NY; married Mary Archer.
He enlisted on 1 Apr 1781 with Col. Willett's NY Regiment. Assisted in destroying Fort Stanwix, and was discharged Jan. 5, 1782.
Mary Archer died before 8 Jan 1788.148
Known children of Jacob Truax and Mary Archer were as follows:
125. Isaac Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 1 Dec 1765 at Schenectady, NY; baptized 14 Dec 1766 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Magdalen Marselis, daughter of Johannes T. Marselis and Anna Van Antwerp, 11 Feb 1793 at Schenectady, NY; married Elizabeth Van Antwerp 8 Sep 1833 at Anglican Church, Dunham, QC;110 died 8 Apr 1850 at Dunham, Missisquoi Cty, QC; buried 10 Apr 1850 at Anglican Church, Dunham, Missisquoi Cty, QC.
He lived at Norman's Creek (New Princeton), NY, before 1805. He moved to Dunham Flats, QC, circa 1805. He lived at in Dunham, QC, in 1833.
Magdalen Marselis was born on 24 Apr 1774. She died on 9 Apr 1830 at Dunham, QC. She was also known as Lena Marselius.20 She was also known as Magdalen Williams.
Known children of Isaac Truax and Magdalen Marselis were as follows:
He lived at near Brantford, ON. He was a whip factory owner in Hamilton.
(On 13 July 1825 he petitioned for land in Dumfries, Brant Twp., ON. Petition states that he is 27 years old, with a wife and three children, all of which matches John Marselis Truax. It also states that he was born in Lower Canada - perhaps he was unsure?).151 He moved from Blenheim Twp. to Brock Twp., Ontario Co., ON, circa 1827.
He moved to California.
She lived at Woodstock, ON.
He moved to California wife divorced him.
From an unknown Quebec newspaper:
30 May 1837:
NOTICE - "This may certify that I have relinquished to my son Leander TRUAX, a minor, his time from this date, in consequence of his slothfulness and disobedience. He is authorised to trade and act for himself, and I shall demand none of his earnings, nor pay any debts of his contracting after this date. Isaac TRUAX. Dunham, May 29th, 1837."
20 Jun 1837:
NOTICE - "An advertisement has been handed in for publication, signed Leander TRUAX, in reply to that of Isaac TRUAX (his father) which we promised to insert. On looking it over, we find that we ought not soil our paper by such a production. We suggest to the parties that a newspaper is not the place for settling family quarrels."158
Elizabeth Van Antwerp was born in May 1787. She married ? Buys. She died on 9 Sep 1873 at Dunham, QC. (Elizabeth was a widow when she married Isaac Truax in his later years. The entry in the Dunham Anglican Church Registry is as follows - "Isaac - 1833, Sept 8, Widower, yeoman of full age, married Elizabeth Buys, widow, of Dunham and of full age, were married by virtue of Governor's license. Witnesses Joseph B. Van Antwerp, Raoph Meller". From this the assumption is made she was a Van Antwerp (listed in Vol.2 of Thura Truax Hires Manuscripts) married a man by the name of Buys, was widowed, and eventually married Isaac, outliving him (he died in 1850 but she did not expire until 1873). We have no definitive proof, and this needs to be investigated further).
There were no known children of Isaac Truax and Elizabeth Van Antwerp.
126. Neeltje Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 14 May 1769 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Nicholas Larroway, son of Jonas Larroway and Elizabeth Muller, 17 May 1786; married John Reed 6 Sep 1794 at Franklin, VT.113
Nicholas Larroway was baptized on 14 May 1759.159 He was also known as Nicholas La Roy. His father, Jonas Larroway, served as a Loyalist in Butler's Rangers.
Known children of Neeltje Truax and Nicholas Larroway were as follows:
There were no known children of Neeltje Truax and John Reed.
127. Elizabeth Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 29 Jan 1775 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Johannes Marselis, son of Johannes T. Marselis and Anna Van Antwerp.
Johannes Marselis was born on 17 Jul 1768.
Known children of Elizabeth Truax and Johannes Marselis were as follows:
128. Abraham Truax (Abraham, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 16 Jun 1782 at Schenectady, NY;20 married Jane Scott, daughter of John Scott and Dorcas Freeman, before 1806 at Quebec; died 28 Mar 1849 at Essex Co., Mersea Twp., ON.
He was also known as Abram Truax. 'prayed for land' in Whitton Twp., QC. He moved to Wheatley Twp., Kent Co., ON, in 1834.
In 1834, Abraham Truax, Jane Scott, and 13 of their children left Quebec and headed for Wheatley, Kent County, near Point Pelee in southwestern Ontario. In their original Ontario land petition, they gave the reason why:
"That your Petitioner with a wife and 13 children have been compelled to emmigrate from the Lower Province, in consequence of the death of his son aged 24, who was killed or rather murdered by one, who was tried for the offence and sentenced to a long imprisonment, but which sentence was mitigated, and the offender was at large to the great inquietude of your Petitioner and his family - who in consequence have been compelled to abandon their former residence and seek Asylum in this province, should your Petitioner be fortunate enough in succeeding in the prayer of his Petition."
- dated Sept. 25th, 1834
(see notes under William Archer Truax for details of the murder)
When Abraham, Jane and their family arrived in Wheatley, this area of the province was almost virgin territory - very little of the land was settled, and there were few if any roads. Quite an undertaking for a couple in their fifties, even with the help of their grown children. A few years later, the family moved a few miles west into Essex County, near the growing town of Leamington. In 1849, Abraham Truax died at the age of 67. In his will, Abraham only names his yet-unmarried daughters and his youngest son, Martin, who he entrusts with the care of his mother Jane. This he did faithfully, and Jane lived with Martin for the next 30 years until her death at the remarkable age of 93.
Jane Scott was the granddaughter of two Loyalists:
Walter Scott was a tenant of Gen. Philip Schuyler near Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY. He was 'warmly invited to join the Rebelling Americans' in 1776. When he declined, he and his son John (Jane's father) were imprisoned for six months, then paroled, at which time they joined with Burgoyne's advancing forces. They settled at Noyan, QC.
John Freeman, another tenant of Schuyler's, lived on the farm that became famous as the site of the 1st Battle of Saratoga in the fall of 1777. He and his 13 year old son Thomas also joined Burgoyne's forces as scouts, and when Burgoyne was defeated, the family removed with the retreating army to St. Johns, QC. Unfortunately there was a smallpox epidemic ravaging the town, and shortly after their arrival John, his wife, and seven of their ten children perished, leaving only young Thomas and two sisters, Mary and Dorcas (Jane's mother).
Known children of Abraham Truax and Jane Scott were as follows:
She moved to Romney Ridge, ON, in 1834.
He moved to Hilliards, MI, circa 1866.
From 'The Montreal Gazette':
Jan. 11, 1834 - "A respectable farmer, residing in Stanbridge, named William Truax, was, on the 1st instant, stabbed with a knife, by one Archelaus Walsh [sic], Jr. of the same place, and almost immediately expired. His assassin has escaped, and has been subsequently seen armed with a gun and pistol."
Walsh (Welch) was helped by family members to flee to New Hampshire, but he returned to Quebec in the hopes that he would be allowed to remain free on bail until his trial. This turned out not to be the case, and he was placed in custody on January 25th.
Welch was brought up before the Grand Jury in Montreal on March 3rd, and several witnesses testified to the events of that night. Apparently William, the victim, had gone looking for Welch for the express purpose of berating him over his having beaten another man. He found Welch at a local tavern and launched into a verbal attack. When things got a little too heated, William tried to smooth things over by buying a round. Welch refused, and threatened to call the law on William. Soon after this, the fight became physical, and William was stabbed in the belly, either by accident, in self-defence, or intentionally. Welch tried to leave, but someone caught up to him, knocked the knife from his hand and brought him back to the tavern, where William lay dying. Welch appeared remorseful and begged for William's forgiveness, which he apparently received.
Given the circumstances, the Attorney General agreed to reduce the charge from murder to manslaughter. Archelaus Welch was found guilty and sentenced to six months in jail. However, in their petition, William's parents claimed that this sentence was 'mitigated' (probably on appeal) and that he was set free. Given the circumstances, this is entirely possible.
He was also known as Abraham Truax. Somehow he appears in the 1850 census in Franklin, Kendall Co., Illinois as a farmer owning 200 acres, along with his first seven children but no wife. Very curious since he appears one year later back in Essex Co., Ontario.169
She was also known as Maria Truax.110
Martin & Catherine Truax
He was a store owner and farmer. Fire destroyed his store in Leamington in 1883 and he went back to farming.
She lived at U.S.
129. Gillis P. Truax (Andries, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Jul 1771; married Nancy Oliver circa 1800 at Helderburgh, Albany Co., NY.
(Not certain this is the same individual, but likely).
Nancy Oliver was born circa 1781 at Helderburgh, Albany Co., NY. She was also known as Nancy Homes.
Known children of Gillis P. Truax and Nancy Oliver both born at Helderburgh, Albany Co., NY, were as follows:
130. Maria Truax (Andries, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born May 1774; married Abraham Truax, son of Isaac Jacob Truax and Maria Wyngaard.
Abraham Truax was baptized on 1 Jul 1764 at Schenectady, NY.20
Known children of Maria Truax and Abraham Truax were:
131. Andries Truax (Andries, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 20 Jul 1777 at Albany, NY;20 married Lena Freligh? 31 Aug 1803 at Schenectady, NY;178 died 31 May 1851.
Lena Freligh? was born on 21 Jan 1783.178
Known children of Andries Truax and Lena Freligh? were as follows:
(Listed in 1860 with Elizabeth Truax age 25, and Jesse Truax age 29 (blacksmith). Are these siblings? How sure are we that this Peter is the son of Andries and Lena? His age seems to vary widely between census years, and he was living very close to Philip Sharp Truax).
132. Elizabeth Truax (Andries, Jacob, Isaac du Trieux, Philippe); born 4 Mar 1780 at Albany, NY; baptized 16 Apr 1780 at Albany, NY; married Jacob Foot.
Known children of Elizabeth Truax and Jacob Foot were:
133. Abraham Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born;25 married Sythey ?, daughter of (--?--) ? and Ann Updyke; died after 5 Sep 1777.
Known children of Abraham Truax and Sythey ? were as follows:
134. John Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 27 Aug 1727 at Old Brick Church, Monmouth Co., NJ; married Margaret Mount 8 Nov 1743 at Monmouth Co., NJ;24,184 died after 5 Sep 1777.
He moved to Louden Co., VA, circa 1769.
Known children of John Truax and Margaret Mount were as follows:
He served in Am. Revolution.185 He moved to Washington Co., PA, after 1783. He moved to Fayette Co., KY, in 1792. He moved to Preble Co., OH, in 1809.
From the Eaton Register:
"An Hundred Years Old"
Departed this life, on the 11the of February, 1855 at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lydia Larsh, in Dixon Twp., Preble Co., Ohio, DAVID TRUAX, Sen., at the advanced age of one hundred years, less eight days. The deceased was born February 19, 1755, in Morris County, New Jersey. At the age of 14 years, his parents moved to Louden County, Virginia, where he continued to reside till the close of the War of the Revolution in which he served his oppressed country in the "tented fileds and battle's storm". Thence he emigrated to Washington Co., Penn. Again in 1792, he penetrated the wilds of the West and located first in Fayette and then Adair County, Kentucky, where he remained until the year 1809, when he removed to what is now Dixon Twp. (then not organized) in this county, where he "pitched his tent" for the residue of his long and eventful life. When the War of 1812 broke out he was "anxious and willing" again to do service in the defence of his own and his neighbors' hearthstones, whose quiet was often assailed by the cruelties of the Indian warfare. But by previous exposure, having partially lost his hearing, he had to remain at home, yet took great interest in arming and equipping three of his four sons (two of them in their "teens") for the Army of the Northwest commanded by the lamented Gen. Harrison. The writer of this note recollects with pleasure the enthusiasm manifested by this Revolutionary Patriot, in consoling the weeping wife and wailing mothers, when taking leave of their loved ones and cheering the "beardless braves" as they were deployed into line by their Captain (D.E. Hendricks). The deceased voted at every Presidential election, since the organization of the Government to the present - voted for Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Clay, Harrison, Taylor, and Scott; was the father of six children, only four of whom survive him; and died as he had lived, at peace with the world and its Creator. Eternal peace to his remains.
He lived at Kentucky.
135. William Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 6 Dec 1727 at Tin Ton Falls, Monmouth Co., NJ;24,188 married Susannah Pew, daughter of John Pue and Sarah ?, 17 Sep 1753;28 died 3 Aug 1771.189
Susannah Pew was born on 6 Dec 1727.189 She died on 12 May 1800.189 She was also known as Susanna Pue.
Known children of William Truax and Susannah Pew were as follows:
He served as a private in Capt. Patterson's New Jersey Line, 3rd NJ Reg't, American Revolution.
136. Elsey Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 1733 at Old Brick Church, Monmouth Co., NJ; married Mathias Van Kirk, son of John Van Kirk, 14 May 1753.28
She was also known as Alice Truax.
Known children of Elsey Truax and Mathias Van Kirk were:
137. Mary Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); married Thomas Craig 5 Jul 1748 at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.28
Thomas Craig was born in 1725. (other children commonly attributed to Thomas Craig and Mary Truax are based on a will that turns out to be from a different Thomas Craig - only John and David are proven).190
Known children of Mary Truax and Thomas Craig both born at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ, were as follows:
138. Rulef Truax (John, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); baptized 25 Aug 1735 at Old Tennent Church, Manalapan, Monmouth Co., NJ;23 married Mary Johnson 26 Jan 1761 at Monmouth Co., NJ.28
He was also known as Roelef Truax.
Known children of Rulef Truax and Mary Johnson were:
He moved to Virginia circa 1809.
139. Benjamin B. Trueax (LaRue Truax, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 25 Nov 1731 at Monmouth Co., NJ;15 married Perthenia Pittman, daughter of William Pittman and Hannah Kimble, 26 Jan 1761 at Monmouth Co., NJ;191 died 10 May 1801 at Fulton Co., PA.
He moved to Bedford Co., PA, circa 1764. He served in the American Revolution.
Perthenia Pittman was born on 16 Mar 1741/42 at Burlington Co., NJ.192 She died on 31 Oct 1781 at Bedford Co., PA. She was also known as Bethenia Pittman.
Known children of Benjamin B. Trueax and Perthenia Pittman were as follows:
He moved to Bedford Co., NJ (?), circa 1773. He moved to Nelson Co., KY, in 1787. He moved to Owen Co., IN, in 1823.
He moved to Ohio circa 1820.
She moved to Nelson Co., KY, circa 1799. She moved to Owen Co., IN, after 1799. (Owen Co. history gives spouse as Aaron Clevenger).
140. Samuel B. Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1740 at Woodbridge, NJ;23 married Sarah Stillwell, daughter of Elias Stilwell and Meriam Eddy, circa 1765; died 12 Mar 1801 at Bedford Co., PA.
Sarah Stillwell was born circa 1742 at Woodbridge, NJ.24 She died in 1801 at Bedford Co., PA.26
Known children of Samuel B. Truax and Sarah Stillwell were as follows:
He moved to Bealsville, OH.
141. Jacob Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 1743 at Bedford Co., PA;23 married Ruth Pittman, daughter of Richard Pittman and Charity Truax, 3 Nov 1769; died 30 Sep 1807 at Belfast Twp., PA.
Ruth Pittman was born circa 1740 at New Jersey.199 She died on 6 Dec 1819 at Fulton Co., PA.
Known children of Jacob Truax and Ruth Pittman were as follows:
142. Obediah Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1745 at New Jersey;15 married Elizabeth Heady, daughter of Thomas Heady and Rebecca Stillwell; died before 20 Sep 1788 at Fayette Co., PA.
Elizabeth Heady was born circa 1754 at New Jersey.26 She died after 10 Oct 1808.26
Known children of Obediah Truax and Elizabeth Heady were as follows:
She was also known as Millie Truax. She was a Herbal doctor.200
143. Catherine Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 19 Apr 1746 at New Jersey;24 married Jeremiah Stillwell, son of Elias Stilwell and Meriam Eddy; died 10 Sep 1804 at Bedford Co., PA.
Jeremiah Stillwell was born on 3 Apr 1739 at New Jersey.199 He died on 4 Mar 1821 at Morgantown, WV.26,201
Known children of Catherine Truax and Jeremiah Stillwell were as follows:
144. John J. Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1749 at New Jersey;14 married Jane Pittman, daughter of Richard Pittman and Charity Truax, 1765;202 died between 28 Nov 1806 and 7 Jan 1807 at Bedford Co., PA;23 buried at Sideling Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Jane Pittman was born circa 1745 at Woodbridge, NJ.202 She died on 17 Apr 1819 at Bedford Co., PA.25 She was buried at Sideling Hill PBCC, Needmore, Fulton Co., PA.
Known children of John J. Truax and Jane Pittman were as follows:
145. Philip Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1750 at New Jersey;25 married Fanny Stillwell 27 Mar 1775 at Bedford Co., PA;204 died 10 Dec 1820 at Monroe Co., OH.
He served in the American Revolution.204
Fanny Stillwell was born circa 1750.15 She died in 1857 at Beallsville, Monroe Co., OH.26 She was also known as Frances Stillwell. She lived at Sunbury, Monroe Co., OH, in 1850 with son Benjamin.
Known children of Philip Truax and Fanny Stillwell were as follows:
He served in War of 1812 (U.S.).
146. Ensign Stillwell Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born circa 1752 at Monmouth Co., NJ;15 married Mary Smart before 1774 at New Jersey; died 10 May 1822 at Fulton Co., PA.208
Mary Smart died on 20 May 1821.208
Known children of Ensign Stillwell Truax and Mary Smart were as follows:
He moved to Wood Co., OH, in 1834.
147. Joseph Truax (LaRue, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 24 Jan 1758 at New Jersey;25 married Sarah Stillwell; died 25 Jun 1839 at Tonoloway, PA.
He served in Pennsylvania Militia, Private, American Revolution.211
Sarah Stillwell died in 1848.26,25
Known children of Joseph Truax and Sarah Stillwell were as follows:
He lived at Morrow Co., OH, between 1824 and 1860.210
148. Elizabeth Truax (Samuel, Phillip Truex, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 2 Jan 1737/38; married Hugh Newell, son of Robert Newell and Ellen ?; died 24 Jul 1834 at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.
Hugh Newell was born on 22 May 1743 at Co. Down, Ireland. He died on 28 Sep 1816 at Freehold, Monmouth Co., NJ.
Known children of Elizabeth Truax and Hugh Newell were as follows:
149. Cornelius Truax (Jacob, Cornelis, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); married Elizabeth Tobin 7 May 1776.
Known children of Cornelius Truax and Elizabeth Tobin were:
150. Samuel W. Truax (Samuel, Jacob, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 1748;51 married Hestor Brower; died 1827.51
He lived at Waycake, NJ.
Hestor Brower was also known as Esther Brower.
Known children of Samuel W. Truax and Hestor Brower were as follows:
He lived at Waycake, NJ.
151. Phoebe Truax (Samuel, Jacob, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 23 Feb 1751/52;218 married Capt. John Seeley 1773; died 24 Apr 1790.218
Capt. John Seeley was born on 13 Aug 1751.218 He married Hannah Dianna Yeomans in 1800. He died on 29 Apr 1825 at Middleton, Monmouth Co., NJ.218
Known children of Phoebe Truax and Capt. John Seeley were as follows:
152. John Truax (Samuel, Jacob, Jacob du Trieux, Philippe); born 1754; married Catherine Cox, daughter of Thomas Cox and Rebecca Shepard.
He owned a saw mill in Shrewsbury. (parentage not certain).
Known children of John Truax and Catherine Cox were as follows:
(According to TTH Vol. 3, it was this John who married Althea Snyder, not Johannes s/o Abraham Truax and Elizabeth van Antwerp as stated in House of Truax. It makes more sense that way, since the family lived in NJ. Confirmed by Trevor Kirkpatrick. As an alternate theory, it's possible that he was the son of Cornelis Truax and Alatje Luister - the birthdates nearly match, and his children lived much closer to descendants of that branch of the family than that of John Truax and Catherine Cox).
He lived at Waycake, NJ.