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The Third Generation Descendants


    1. Johannes GROAT, the son of Christaen Groat (11) and Christina Dingins, was christened October 27, 1759, at the Reformed Church of Gallatin. He probably died young

    2. Johannes Diederick GROAT, the son of Christaen Groat (11) and Christina Dingins, was born October 18, 1761, and christened October 3, 1762, at the Reformed Church of Gallatin. He first married Phebe Langhton and she died August 3, 1806, at the age of 36. He then married Elizabeth Langhton who died February 11, 1819, at the age of 49. These wives appear to have been twin sisters. He died at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 7 days, February 25, 1845, and was buried in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Copake with his wives. A Daughters of the American Revolution listing of Revolutionary War veterans buried in the State of New York lists him as a "Pvt., Van Rensselaer's 8th Regt., Albany County Militia, Capt. Hawley's Co.” Johannes Diederick and his first wife, Phebe, had five children. His second wife had one child.

      1. William: Born December 4, 1797.

      2. James: Born March 1, 1799.

      3. David: Born January 1, 1801.

      4. John: Born April 3, 1802.

      5. Freeman: Born August 11, 1804.

      6. Daniel: Born 1815.

    1. Johannes GROAT, the son of Nicholas Groat, 12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened "Johannes Graet" at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, October 23, 1763. "Catharina Graet" (prob. 13) served as a sponsor at the christening. Johannes is not mentioned in his father's 1818 will and no further record has been found.

    2. Elizabeth GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, July 14, 1765. Elizabeth married Daniel Marshall (Musher) and had three children. She is mention in the 1818 will of her father (Nicholas Groat of Western) as the wife of Daniel Marshall.

      1. Nathaniel MARSHALL: Nathanial Marshall, the son of Daniel Marshall and Elizabeth Groat (71) was christened at the Reformed Church of Ghent, December 14, 1783, with "Johannes and Lena Grod" (prob. 70 and 72) serving as sponsors.

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      1. John MARSHALL: John Marshall the son of Daniel Marshall and Elizabeth Groat (71j was born May 2, 1785, and christened at the Reformed Church of Ghent, May 29, 1785, with Johannes Hogeboom and Gertruyt Miller serving as sponsors.

      2. Enos MARSHALL: Enos Marshall, the son of Daniel Marshall and Elizabeth Groat (71) was born March 25, 1788, and christened at the Reformed Church of Ghent, May 18, 1788, with Stephan and Helenetje Hogeboom serving as sponsors.

    1. Magdelena GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, April 6, 1767. Magdelena probably moved to Oneida County with her parents some time after 1780 and she is probably the "Lena" who married Thomas Race as mentioned in her father's 1818 will. The same will indicates that she had five children:

      1. Ephriam RACE: Ephriam Race, the son of Thomas Race and Magdelena Groat 2), is mention in the 1818 will of his maternal grandfather Nicholas Groat (12).

      2. Ira Race, the son of Thomas Race and Magdelena Groat (72), is mention in the 1818 will of his maternal grandfather Nicholas Groat (12).

      3. Nancy RACE: Nancy Race, the daughter of Thomas Race and Magdelena Groat (72), is mention in the 1818 will of her maternal grandfather Nicholas Groat (12).

      4. Sarah RACE: Sarah Race, the daughter of Thomas Race and Magdelena Groat (72), is mention in the 1818 will of her maternal grandfather Nicholas Groat (12).

      5. Stina RACE: Stina Race, the daughter of Thomas Race and Magdelena Groat (72), is mention in the 1818 will of her maternal grandfather Nicholas Groat (12).

    1. Catharina GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened December 11, 1768, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, with "Hendrick Schult and his wife "Catharina Graet" (35) serving as sponsors. She married Nathanial Fitch as mentioned in the 1818 will of her father.

    2. Maria GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, October 7, 1770. She is not mentioned in the 1818 will of her father and no further record has been found.

    3. Jesyntje GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened "Jesyntje Graet" at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, August 30, 1772. She is mentioned as "Polly, wife of Jacob Ward" in the 1818 will of her father. No Further record has been found.

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    1. Philip GROAT, the son of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened "Philip Graet" at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, May 15, 1774. Sponsors at the christening were "Hendrick H. Graet" (37) and "Jannetje Graet" (42). This may be the Philip who married Lydia Dipple and had two children christened at the Reformed Church of West Copake Henry and Samuel. The will of Philip's father indicates that he had at least one son - Nicholas.

      1. Henry: Born December 6, 1797.

      2. Samuel: Born May 20, 1802.

      3. Nicholas: Born about 1803).
    1. Willem GROAT, the son of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, May 26, 1776. He is mentioned in the 1818 will of his father but no further record has been found.

    2. Christina GROAT, the daughter of Nicholas Groat, (12) and Maritje Wiler, was born August 21, 1780, and christened "Christina Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack August 27, 1780, with "Petrus Grad" (40) and "Maria Carnikan" serving as sponsors. This is probably the "Stina" who married Daniel Ellis according to the 1818 will of her father.

    1. Catharine Regina GROAT, the daughter of Hieronimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born May 4, 1790, at Noble Town, and christened May 9, 1790. She married James Daley and had four children. She died in 1854 in Birmingham, Erie County, Ohio.

    2. David GROAT, the son of Hieronimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born July 31, 1792, and christened September 2, 1792, at Claverack, NY. Sponsors at the christening were “Frederick Hilligrass, Jr.” and Margareth Steiber. He married Hannah Adaline Marshall, October 15, at Clay, Onondaga County, NY. The marriage was performed by Horatio Warner, a Baptist minister. His wife was probably born in 1811 or 1812. They had 6 children. He died in Florence, Erie County, Ohio, September 25, 1854, and his wife lived in North Camden, Lorain County, Ohio. His wife died December 21, 1896. David served in the War of 1812 under Captain Burgess from October 27, 1814. until November 16, 1814. In an application for a widow's pension, Hannah stated that since his discharge they lived in Clay for 6 years, Butler (Wayne County, N.Y.) for 15 years, Cato (Cayuga County) for 4 years, and Florence (Erie County, Ohio) 1 year 4 months until his death.   The family is listed in the 1840 Federal Census, living in Butler, Wayne County, NY.

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    1. Mortimus (Marthinus, Martinus) GROAT, the son of Hierenimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born February 3, 1795, at Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, and christened March 3, 1795. He died March 10, 1809, at Sullivan, Madison County, NY.

    2. Anna Margaretha GROAT, the daughter of Hieronimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born March 11, 1797, at Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, and christened July 23, 1797. She married Joseph D. Stuart, December 24, 1820. They had four children. She died February 18, 1830, at Oswego, NY.

    3. John GROAT, the son of Hieronimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born July 29, 1799, at Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, and christened August 25, 1799. He married Affogena Ann Blakesly at Marcellus, Onondaga County, NY, July 23, 1823. Affogena Ann Blakesly was born November 13, 1803, at New Marlborough, Massachusetts. John died at Birmingham, Ohio, September 8, 1853; his wife died at Brush Creek (now Arlington), Iowa, November 26, 1874.

      1. Stephen Mortimus: Born December 18, 1826.

      2. Clarissa Catharine: Born January 9, 1835.

      3. John Burlington: Born September 12, 1838.

      4. David Langden: Born July 20, 1840.

      5. Peter James: Born May 21, 1842.

      6. Thomas Corridon: Born October 13, 1846).

    1. Magdelena GROAT, the daughter of Hieronimus Groat (21) and Maria Margaretha Hillicas, was born March 18, 1801, at Cherry Valley, Otsego County, NY, and christened May 10, 1801. She drowned June 29, 1803, and was buried, July 1, 1803, at Stone Arabia Meeting House.

    1. Lisabeth (Elizabeth) GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was christened "Lisabeth Graet" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, May 28, 1769. "Garret Bauman" and "Lisabeth Graet" (39) were sponsors at the christening. Lisabeth married Michael Lusk (Loss, Losk), October 20, 1789, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. They had six children:

      1. William LUSK: William Lusk, the son of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born July 23, 1790, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, August 22, 1790.  Jacob Lusk and Eva Philip (poss. 114 or 60) served as sponsors at the christening.

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      1. Catharine LUSK: Catharine Lusk, the daughter of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born November 17, 1791, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 11, 1791, with Hendrick Grad, Jr." (37) and "Catharine Voland," brother and sister-in-law of the mother, serving as sponsors.

      2. Margareth LUSK: Margareth Lusk, the daughter of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born August 31, 1793. She was christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, September 22, 1793, with Johannes Schneider and Margareth Henry serving as sponsors.

      3. Johannes LUSK: Johannes Lusk, the son of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born August 2, 1795, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, August 23, 1795. Sponsors at the christening were "Wilhelmus Grad" (38) and "Lena Maul," brother and sister-in-law of the child's maternal grandfather.

      4. Hendrick LUSK: Hendrick Lusk, the son of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born December 3, 1797, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 24, 1797. Sponsors at the christening were Hendrick Mohr and Anna Jacobi.

      5. Elizabeth LUSK: Elizabeth Lusk, the son of Michael Lusk and Lisabeth Groat (103), was born September 18, 1799, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 13, 1799. Sponsors at the christening were Hendrick J. Schinkle and Maritje Herder.

    1. Cornelia GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Baumanj, was christened "Cornelia Graet" at the Reformed Church of Kinderhook, February 3 1771. Sponsors at the christening were "Wilhelmus Greet" (38) and his wife, "Christina Heisser," brother and sister-in-law of the father. No further record has been found.

    2. Maria GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was christened "Maria Graad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, September 22, 1772. "Henrich Graet" (5) and "Maria Diederick" - paternal grandparents of the child - were sponsors at the christening. No further record found.

    3. Sarah GROAT, the daughter of John Groat 1(34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was christened "Sarah Graet at the Reformed Church of Claverack, June 15, 1776. The father's brother and sister - "Henrich Graet" (37) and "Jannetyjen Graet" (42) - were sponsors at the christening. In 1838, as Sarah Beach, the wife of Adna (Adnah) Beach, a resident of Lexington, Greene County, NY, she submitted a sworn statement in support of her mother's application for a Revolutionary War veteran's widow's pension based on the service of her father. At the same time she submitted a sworn statement in support of her brother John's (108) application for a War of 1812 invalid veteran's pension.

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    1. Catharina GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman) was born August 9, 1779, and christened "Catharina Grad” at the Reformed Church of Claverack, August 22, 1779. Sponsors at the christening were "Hendrick Schultz" and his wife, "Catharina Grad" (35) brother-in-law and sister of the father. Catharina is mentioned in her mother's 1836 application for a Revolutionary War veteran's widow's pension.

    2. Johannes GROAT, the son of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was born April 5, 1781, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, April 29, 1781, with Henrich Schneider and Gertruit Heyser acting as sponsors. In 1838 John submitted a sworn statement in support of her mother's application for a Revolutionary War veteran's widow's pension based on the service of his father. He was then living in Windham, Greene County, New York. At the same time he submitted a claim for a War of 1812 invalid veteran's pension, swearing that he was a soldier in Captain Eli Robinson's Company, in Colonel Putnam's Regiment, in 1812, and that he served six months at Sackett's Harbor. He "caught a cold which settled into his lungs and (had) never been well since." His sister, Sarah "Beach" (106), provided a sworn statement in support of his application, which was rejected. However, in 1851, when he was living in Ashland, Greene County, NY, he was issued a 120 acre Bounty Land Warrant based on his service during the War of 1812. Records indicate that his service under Captain E. T. Robinson was from August 15 until December 11, 1812.

    3. Janetje GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was born July 16, 1783, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, August 3, 1783. George Philip and Jannetje Ostrander served as sponsors at the christening.

    4. Magdelena GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowman (Bauman), was born October 3, 1785, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 23, 1785, with "Petrus Grad" (40) and "Maria Cornicker" brother and sister-in-law of the father - serving as sponsor. This is probably the "Lena Grad" who married Joost Schafer at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 4, 1813.

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    1. Christina GROAT, the daughter of John Groat (34) and Sara Bowmen (Bauman), was born October 4, 1788, and christened "Christina Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 26, 1788, with "Wilhelmus Grad" (38) and "Christina Heiser" - brother and sister-in-law of John Groat - serving as sponsors. Christina is mentioned in her mother's 1836 application for a Revolutionary War veteran's widow's pension.

    1. Henrich (Henry Jr.) GROAT, the son of Henrich Groat (37) and Catharine Voland, was born September 12, 1781, and christened October 7, 1781, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were "Henrich Grad" (5) and "Maria Diederich," his paternal grandparents. Henry Jr. Married Corstina (sometimes referred to as Christine) Link at Kinderhook, October 7, 1806. Corstina Link was born August 25, 1789, the daughter of William Link, and died September 16, 1830 at the age of 31 years, 22 days.. She is mentioned in the will of her father along with 6 brothers, the wives of 2 other brothers, and a sister. Henry Jr. is mentioned in the will of his father. He and Corstina Link had four children. After the death of Corstina, Henry Jr. married Fanny (last name unknown): He died March 11, 1844, and he and Corstina are buried with his parents and his son in the family plot on Leggett farm in West Ghent. The will of Henry Jr. was dated October 20, 1843, and probated April 3, 1844. It mentions his wife "Fanny and daughters Catharine (wife of Richard Deyoe), Eliza wife of Jacob Stupplebeen), Jane (wife of Henry Dunspaugh) and Amelia Groat.”

      The children of Henry Groat, Jr., and Corstina Link were:

      1. Catharine Maria: Born July 20, 1807.

      2. Elizabeth Corstina: Born September 3, 1811.

      3. Jane: Born June 28, 1817.

      4. Amelia: Born November 30, 1825.

      Henry Jr. and Fanny had one son:

      1. John Henry. Born May 15, 1834/5.

    1. John GROAT, the son of Henrich Groat (37) and Catharine Voland (Foland?), was born September 5, 1784, and christened October 10, 1784, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were "John TenBroeck and Maritje Voland." He married Hannah Pultz, January 28, 1806. The family bible of his father indicates that he died April 21, 1823. He is mentioned as deceased in his fathers will (dated January 30, 1824) along with his widow. Hannah survived him by many years and is listed in the 1875 New York State census, age "81," living with her son Edward. John and Hannah had six children:

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      1. John Henry: Born November 21, 1806.

      2. Ann Margaret: Born October 11, 1809.

      3. Ellen Jane: Born about January 19, 1811.

      4. Philip: Born August 26, 1812.

      5. William David: Born September 17, 1815.

      6. Edward: Christened January 14, 1819.

      7. Martin: Born November 22, 1823.

    1. Henrich GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was christened Henrich Graet," November 2, 1771, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. His paternal grandparents - "Hendrick Graet" (5) and "Maria Catharina Dederich" - served as sponsors at the christening. This is probably the "Hendrick Grod" who married Catharine Steiber at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 26, 1793. Henrich and Catharine Steiber had one child, born shortly after their marriage. It appears that Catharine passed away soon thereafter and that Henrich then married Catharina Valkenburg. Henrich and Catharina Valkenburg had three children.

      Child of Henrich and Catharine Steiber:

      1. Willem: Born March 23, 1794.

      Children of Henrich and Catharina Valkenburg:

      1. Christina: Born June 17, 1796.

      2. Petrus (Peter Henry): Born May 29, 1798.

      3. Catharina: Born June 2, 1803.

    1. Petrus (Peter) GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was christened at the Reformed Church of Germantown, February 7, 1773, with "George Peter Heisser" and his wife "Christina Haber," (his maternal grandparents) serving as sponsors. No further record of Peter has been found.

    1. Jacob GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was christened "Jacob Graat," August 23, 1774, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were "Jacob Heiffer (Heisser) and Jannetjen Graat (42), his wife."

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      This is probably the "Jacob Grad" who, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 17, 1797, married Catharine Jacobi (Jacobie, Jacobia), the daughter of Jacob Jacobia, born around 1776. She is mentioned in the will of her father (dated February 2, 1828, and probated May 13, 1834) as the wife of Jacob Groat. Also mentioned in the will are her brothers Philip, Henry, and Peter, and her sisters Elizabeth (wife of W. William Wagoner), Sally, and Hannah (wife of Peter Roseman). Jacob was probably born July 10 or 20, 1772, as indicated in a family bible. The same bible indicates that he died March 10, 1855, though the headstone on his grave shows March 10, 1856. Catharine Jacobi died October 20/30, 1852, age 76. They are buried in the Ghent cemetery on Cemetery Road, Ghent. They had twelve children:

      1. Wilhelmus: Born November 24, 1798.

      2. Johannes: Born March 28, 1800.

      3. Christine: Born August 2, 1802.

      4. Sally: Born October 14, 1805.

      5. Elizabeth (Betsy): Born March 5, 1808.

      6. Henry Lansing: Born May 20, 1810.

      7. Catherine: Born August 12, 1812.

      8. Sylvester: Born December 10, 1814.

      9. Jacob Edward: Born February 27, 1817.

      10. Jane Ann: Born June 6, 1819.

      11. Laura Homilda: Born June 5, 1822.

      12. John Ashley: Born April 30, 1824.
    1. Lena GROAT, the daughter of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christine Heisser (Hauser), was christened "Lena Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, August 11, 1776. Sponsors at the christening were "Petrus Grad" (40) and "Lena Haufer" (Heisser). She is mentioned in the 1803 will of her father as the wife of Casparus J. Schult. As "Lena Grod," she married Casparus Schultz at the Reformed Church of Claverack, June 26, 1796. They had three children:

      1. Casparus SCHULTZ: Casparus Schultz, the son of Casparus Schultz and Lens Groat (125), was born October 10, 1796, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, November 6, 1796. Witnesses at the christening were "Jacob Grad" (124) and Lena Schultz.

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      1. John SCHULTZ: John Schultz, the son of Casparus Schultz and Lena Groat (125), was born February 13, 1811, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, July 7, 1811.

      2. Willem SCHULTZ: Willem Schultz, the son of Casparus Schultz and Lena Groat (125), was born November 24, 1814, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, June 25, 1815. Sponsors at the christening were "Willem Schultz" and Catharine New.

    1. Gertje GROAT, the daughter of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was born March 29, 1778, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, April 5, 1778. Sponsors at the christening were Henrich Schneider and Gertje Heisser (sister of the mother). She is named in the 1803 will of her father as the wife of George Adam Tator. As "Gertje Grad," she married "Jurrie (George) Adam Deter (Tator)" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, January 22, 1797, and had nine children:

      1. Christina DETER: Christina Deter (Tator), the daughter of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born June 8, 1800, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, June 29, 1800. Sponsors at the christening were "Wilhelmus Grad" (38) and Lena Moul, the child's grandfather and his second wife.

      2. Wilhelmus DETER: Wilhelmus Deter (Tator), the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born October 8, 1801, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, November 29, 1801. Sponsors at the christening were "Wilhelmus Grad" (127) and "Sally Zufeld," the child's aunt and uncle.

      3. Henrich DETER: Henrich Deter (Tator), the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born October 1, 1804, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 21, 1804. Sponsors at the christening were Henrich Deter and Elizabeth Deter.

      4. Catherine DETER: Catherine Deter (Tator), the daughter of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born February 8, 1807, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, March 8, 1807. "Petrus Zufeld" and "Catherine Grad" (129), the child's aunt and uncle, served as sponsors at the christening.

      5. Wilhelmus DETER: Wilhelmus Deter (Tator), the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born March 17, 1809, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, April 23, 1809.

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      1. Anatje DETER: Anatje Deter (Tator), the daughter of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born March 9, 1811, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, April 14, 1811.

      2. Petrus DETER: Petrus Deter (Tator), the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born October 24, 1812, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, November 12, 1812.

      3. John DETER: John Deter (Tator) the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born October 31, 1814 and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 18, 1814.

      4. Frederick Jacob DETER: Frederick Jacob Deter (Tator), the son of George Adam Deter and Gertje Groat (126), was born September 12, 1816, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 20, 1816.

    1. Willem W. (Wilhelmus) GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser) was born August 24, 1779, and christened "Wilhelmus Grad,” at the Reformed Church of Claverack, September 5, 1779. Sponsors at the christening were "Wilhelmus Ostrander" and Elizabeth Grad" (39), brother-in-law and sister of the father. He married Sally Zufeld (Shufelt).

      Sally (Sarah) Shufelt (christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, 1782), was the daughter of Philip Shufelr (son of George Adam Shufelt and Catherine Reissfor christened at Red Hook Lutheran Church, April 15, 1740) and Sarah Shaver (daughter of Johan Valentine Schaffer and Maria Barbara Meyer). The History of the Shufelt family has been well documented by Henry B. Shufelt in Our Folks. The original Palatine immigrant of this family line was Johann George Shufelt and the family home was at 6295 Allendorf (5 km. n.w. of Weilburg. The Groat and Shufelt families are tied together by a number of marriages - Sally's brother Peter married Catherine Groat (129); her sister Rebecca married Jeremiah Groat (131); her sister Hannah married William P. Groat (143); and her niece Jane married Jacob P. Groat (145).

      Willem W. Groat apparently died during early 1807 as his will was dated February 10 and probated May 8 of that year. In it he mentions his wife Sally and daughters Lena and Christina. Sally is also mentioned as the wife of William Groat in the will of her father (dated January 27, 1807, and probated May 8, 1807). The fact that both wills were probated on the same date and Willem died at the young age of 27 suggests that he and his father-in-law may have died in an accident or an epidemic. Willem and Sally had two daughters:

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      1. Lena: Birthdate unknown.

      2. Christine: Born January 6, 1807.

    1. John (Johannes) W. GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was born April 29, 1781, and christened "Johannes" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, May 13, 1781. Sponsors at the christening were Christine's brother, Petrus Heisser, and Elizabeth Kool. He married Magdelena (Helena) Cooper, the daughter of Martin Cooper and Regina Crum, at Kinderhook, February 16, 1802, and they had two sons. John W. died February 9, 1810, and his wife, Helena, remarried to Joseph Shaver. She died October 26, 1864, at the age of 82, and she is buried as Magdelena Cooper Groat Shaver in the old Kinderhook cemetery with her son Martin (225).

      1. Wilhelmus: Christened October 10, 1802.

      2. Martinus: Christened July 24, 1804.

    1. Catherine GROAT, the daughter of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christian Heisser was born January 1, 1783, and christened January 26, 1783. Sponsors at the christening were "Henrich Shultz" and "Catharina Grod" (35), sister and brother-in-law of the father. On April 26, 1801, as "Caty Grod," she married Peter Zufeld (Shufelt) at the Reformed Church of Claverack.

      Peter Shufelt christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, April 9, 1780), was the son of Philip Shufelt (the son of George Adam Shufelt and Catherine Reissderf, christened at Red Hook Lutheran Church, April 15, 1740) and Sarah Shaver (daughter of Johan Valentine Schaffer and Maria Barbara Meyer). The background of the Shufelt family is discussed in some detail in the section dealing with Willem W. Groat (127) above. Peter's sister Sally married Willem W. Groat (127); his sister Rebecca married Jeremiah Groat (131); his sister Hannah married William P. Groat (143); and his niece Jane married Jacob P. Groat (145).

      1. Philip William SHUFELT: Philip William Shufelt, the son of Peter Shufelt and Catharine Groat (129), was christened at St. Peter's Church of Rhinebeck, August 18, 1816.

    1. Annatje GROAT, the daughter of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), was born December 8, 1784, and christened "Annatje Grod" January 1, 1785, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were Simon and Anatje New. Annatje is mentioned as "Hannah (spinster) in the 1803 will of her father and, that same year served with John Herter as sponsor for the christening of "Catharina Grooth" (197), daughter of her brother "Hernick Grooth" (122) and his wife, Catharina Valkenburg.

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    1. Jeremiah GROAT, the son of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser (Hauser), born July 30 1786, and christened "Jeremias" at the Reformed Church 0f Claverack, August 20, 1786. Sponsors at the christening were Jacob Sherp and Catharina Heisser (sister of the mother). As "Jeremiah Grod" he married Rebecca (Peggy) Zufeld (Shufelt), August 6, 1810, at the Reformed Church of Claverack).

      Rebecca Shufelt (born December 10, 1787), was the daughter of Philip Shufelt (the son of George Adam Shufelt and Catherine Reissdorf, christened at Red Hook Lutheran Church, April 15, 1740) and Sarah Shaver (daughter or Johan Valentine Schaffer and Maria Barbara Meyer). The background of the Shufelt family is discussed in some detail in the section dealing with Willem W. Groat (127) above. Rebecca's sister Sally married Willem W. Groat (127); her brother Peter married Catherine Groat (129); her sister Hannah married William P. Groat (143); and her niece Jane married Jacob P. Groat (145).

      Rebecca died at the age of 76 years, 7 months, and 12 days, July 22, 1866. She was buried at Union Cemetery, Mellenville, July 24, 1866. Jeremiah died September 1, 1872, and was buried with his wife at Mellenville. They had three children:

      1. Peter Lysander: Born March 12, 1811.

      2. Sara Elinore: Born April 19, 1815.

      3. Frances Christina: Born August 4, 1828.

    1. Frederick W. GROAT, was born April 12, 1788, and christened, May 11, 1788, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York. He was the youngest of eleven children (seven sons) of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Christina Heisser. Sponsors at the christening were "Peter Wissmer (poss. 98) and Regina Miesig." On August 6, 1809, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, as "Frederick Grad," he married Cornelia Spoor, who was born in Massachusetts, February 27, 1785. Records indicate that they had six children, four sons and two daughters, the first three of whom were christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, in Columbia County, New York. It appears the other three were born in Herkimer County, New York. The children were:

      1. William Henry: Born July 8, 1810.

      2. Sophia: Born April 22, 1812.

      3. Catherine: Born July 24, 1814.

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      1. Abraham: Born August 25, 1817.

      2. Jacob Esselstyne: Born September 15, 1819.

      3. Frederick Jeremiah: Born July 13, 1822.

      Frederick W. died November 30, 1822, and his wife moved back to Columbia County where she remained for about ten years. She later lived in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, for about eleven years and Brown County, New York, for about six years, prior to moving to Wisconsin with her son Frederick Jeremiah. The mortality schedule included in the 1860 federal census of Sauk County, Wisconsin, lists Cornelia as having died at the age of 75, in November, 1859, after suffering 21 days with liver complaints. A family bible indicates the death occurred November 12th.

    1. Christina GROAT, the daughter of Wilhelmus Groat (38) and Lena Moul, was born September 12, 1791, and christened October 16, 1791. The fact that she is not mentioned in the 1803 will of her father leads to the conclusion that she probably died young.

    1. Hendrick P. GROAT,  the first son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born June 24, 1781, and christened "Henrich Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, July 22 1781. Witnesses at the christening were his grandparents, “Henrich Grad (5) and Maria Dietrich." He married Elizabeth Yorker (Yorger at the Reformed Church of Claverack on August 11, 1801. She (Elizabeth Yorker) died February 13, 1806 and is buried in the cemetery of St. Thomas Lutheran Church at Churchtown, Columbia County. There are no records of children of this first marriage.

      As "Herry Grad," he married Maria Mesick (Meisig), January 2, 1808, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Maria was the daughter of Fitje Mesig and Catharina Krum, born September 4, 1783, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, September 28, 1783. Hendrick P. apparantly died some time before the 1850 census, which shows Maria, age 65, living in the home of her son-in-law, Allen Rockefeller, husband of her daughter Maria Margaretha (238). Maria died, January 4, 1869, aged 85 years, 4 months, and she is buried in Hudson City cemetery. The records of the Reformed Church of Claverack show five children of this marriage:

      1. Abraham Henry: Born October 7. 1808.

      2. Isaac Peter: Born July 4, 1810.

      3. Margareth Maria: Born July 4, 1812.

      4. Jacob Martin: Born February 9, 1815.

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      1. Francis: Born July 15, 1817.

    1. John P. GROAT, the second son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born July 7, 1783, and christened "John Grad July 27, 1783, at the Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were Hendrick Van Rensselaer and Rachel Dens (Dow). "John P. Grad" married Maritje (Maria) Philip at the Reformed Church of Claverack on November 8, 1806. They had four children:

      1. Sally Maria: Born November 26, 1807.

      2. Peter: Born November 12, 1908.

      3. Lena: Born December 17, 1811.

      4. Margareth Nancy: Born June 10, 1814.

    1. William P. GROAT, the third son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born October 4, 1785, and christened "Wiliam Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, October 23, 1785. Sponsors at the christening were "William Peyck" and "Janetje Grad" (42), sister and brother-in-law of the father. "William P. Grod" married Hannah Zufelt (Shufelt) at the Reformed Church of Claverack on November 18, 1809.

      Hannah (Anna) Shufelt (born July 31, 1785, and christened August 21, 1785, at the Reformed Church of Claverack), was the daughter of Philip Shufelt (the son of George Adam Shufelt and Catherine Reissdorf, christened at Red Hook Lutheran Church, April 15, 1740) and Sarah Shaver (daughter of Johan Valentine Shaffer and Maria Barbara Meyer). The background of the Shufelt family is discussed in some detail in the section dealing with Willem W. Groat (127) above. Hannah's sister Sally married Willem W. Groat (127); her sister Rebecca married Jeremiah Groat (131); her brother Peter married Catherine Groat (129); and her niece Jane married Jacob P. Groat (145).

      William P. constituted the third generation of Groats to farm the Groat homestead in West Ghent, Hendrick (5) and Peter (40) having preceded him. His son, Cyrus (248) continued to farm the land until he retired. William P. was elected a supervisor of the town of Ghent in 1849. He died February 12, 1862, and was buried six days later. His wife, Hannah, followed eighteen months later as she died on August 4, 1863, and was buried the next day. William P. and Hannah had ten children:

      1. Louisa: Birthdate unknown.

      2. Maria: Born April 6, 1811.

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      1. Sarah A.: (Sally Ann): Born May 15, 1813.

      2. Cyrus: Born October 10, 1814.

      3. Philip Peter: Born March 25, 1817.

      4. Robert Francis: Born August 6, 1819.

      5. Catherine: Born March 23, 1821.

      6. John Calvin: Born September 26, 1823.

      7. William Allen: Born March 15, 1826.

      8. Elizabeth: Born July 7, 1828.

    1. Peter GROAT (Jr.), the fourth son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born August 28, 1787, and christened "Peter Grod" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, September 3, 1787. Sponsors at the christening were "Hendrick Shultz" and "Catharina Grod" (35), sister and brother-in-law of the father. On February 3, 1811, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, Peter Jr. married Amanda Rogers, daughter of Michael Rogers and his wife, Deborah, born 1792. Amanda is mentioned in the will of her father (dated April 10, 1830, and rebated November 21, 1836), along with her mother (Deborah), her sister (Heziah Haywaod) and her brother (Benjamin Rogers).

      At about the same time as the marriage, Peter Jr. moved to what is now the Village of Chatham and became the proprietor of "Groat's Inn" or "Stanwix Hall." The inn was built by William Thomas apparently a very close friend, since Peter Jr. named one of his children William Thomas Groat. The inn is still in business today, under the name "Ye Olde 1811 Inn." The village of Chatham was first known as "Groat's Corners" and later as "Chatham Four Corners." The village served as a crossroad for three major railroads and as it thrived, so thrived Peter Jr. He opened a post office in the inn and owned a stage line.

      Peter Jr. became a Captain in the Army. He was elected as representative to the New York State Assembly in 1836, Ghent Town Supervisor in 1840, and appointed Superintendent of the Poor in 1843 and 1844. He was also a close personal associate of President Martin Van Buren. The following is an excerpt from a document prepared by Benjamin Feland Groat:

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      On October 18, 1915, Mrs. Allen S. White of Knightstown, Ind, a former friend of Peter B. Groat, son of Peter Groat Jr., of Chatham, sent the present writer, son of P. B. Groat, a clipping from the Chatham Courier, carrying a story of "Kline Kill's Grand Old Man," John K. Pierce, then in his 82nd year...He has distinct memory of hearing the stage coach horns as they announced the coming of the mails to the Lebanon Valley.

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      He well recalls Martin Van Buren and frequently saw him riding from Lindenwald at Kinderhook to visit his friend, Captain Peter Groat, proprietor of the White Tavern (now the Stanwix) in Chatham.

      ...Mr. Payne told of the visits of President Van Buren to see his friend Peter Groat, proprietor of The White Tavern (Stanwix Hall) at Chatham, to get from him the latest news arriving by stage from Boston and New York. It is said that Peter Groat was also proprietor of a stage line. The respect for the President was so great that all those present retired to one half of the office of the tavern, so that the President and his friend might have the other half to themselves. It was about this time that Peter Groat of Chatham was a member of the New York State Legislature at Albany.

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      In Columbia County Past and Present, the early years of the Village of Chatham are outlined as below:

      Chatham Village

      Chatham Village Chatham Village is located on the southern bank of the Stony River partly in the town of Chatham and partly in the town of Ghent. One of the earliest settlers was William Thomas, who originally owned the greater part of the village site and established the first business about 1812. Captain Peter Groat settled in the area about the same time. The village was first known as "Groat's Corners," then as "Chatham 4-Corners" and since 1869 as Chatham Village. Besides the Thomas and Groat families there were in the locality a cabinet maker, a wagoner, a miller, and five farmers.

      William Thomas opened the first tavern, the "Stanwix Hotel," January 1, 1812. Later Peter Groat, who owned a stage line, succeeded Thomas. Groat kept the post office in his home as early as 1818. These businessmen were followed by other taverns, stores, saw mills, foundries, a glove factory, and paper mills...

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      Peter Groat, Jr. died February 12, 1852, and Amanda lived until 1880. They had nine children:

      1. Sally Ann: Born October 16, 1811.

      2. David Benedict: Born May 1, 1814.

      3. Harriet Eliza: Born January 16 or 18, 1816.

      4. William Thomas: Born April 12, 1818.

      5. Richard Van Alstyne: Born April 1, 1821.

      6. Maria Deborah: Born January 21 or 22, 1825.

      7. Caroline Matilda: Born April 4, 1827.

      8. Almira Louise: Born January 29, 1829.

      9. Peter Benjamin: Born January 16, 1833.

    1. Jacob P. GROAT, the fifth son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born October 1, 1789, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack, November 1, 1789. Sponsors at the christening were "Hendrick Schneyder and Gertruit Heiser." On May 5, 1816, at the Reformed Church of Claverack, he married Jane (Mary Jane or Janetje) Shufelt. The 1850 federal census of Wayne County lists Jacob (age 59) and Jane (age 55). The 1855 New York State census of Wayne County lists them living in part of the Ransom Parks house, ages 63 and 57, respectively.

      Jane (Janetje) Shufelt was the daughter of George Adam Shufelt (born October 14, 1767, son of George Adam Shufelt and Catharina Reisdorf, died November 23, 1855, buried Cowansville, Quebec, Canada) and Sophia Miller - Fitje Miller (born about 1774 and died 17 Pigeon Hill, Quebec, January 1, 1805). She was born December 2, 1794, and christened at Krum Church, Hillsdale.

      Jacob served in the War of 1812 under Captain Barnes Waterman in Lt. Col. Van Rensselaar's New York Militia of Columbia County. In 1851, in a bounty land grant application, he stated that he volunteered at Ghent, about September 15, 1814. The official records of the 3rd auditors confirmed that he served under Captain A. L. Fonda from October 8, 1814, to December 9, 1814. He was granted a warrant for 40 acres in 1851 and another 120 acres in 1855.

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      Jacob and Jane remained in Columbia County, where they had four children, until 1822, when they followed the building of the Erie Canal and moved west to the present town of Newark in Wayne County, New York. About a four hour drive on Interstate Ninety today, the trip of Jacob P. and his family has been described by Cecelia B. Jackson, in Annals of Arcadia as follows:

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      The story is told that with the mere trails for direction, Jacob P: Groat in 1822 brought his family from Columbia County by covered wagon, drawn by two horses, with the family cow tied on behind. The trails were so rough that Mrs. Groat had only to milk the cow, place the cream in the churn and the bumps made the butter. The Groat family settled in the area of the south end of Arcadia, early called Groat's Corners.

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      Thus, we have another Groat's Corners established eleven ears later in what was then "the wilderness" of Western New York about 250 miles from that established by Peter Jr. (134) in Chatham. Jacob P. set up business as a blacksmith and he and Jane Shufelt had three more children born in Newark. He died September 16, 1868, and Jane died in 1887. They are buried in the old Main Street Cemetery in Newark along with their children and grandchildren. His obituary included the following comments:

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      GROAT - In Newark, NY, Sept 15, 1868, Mr. Jacob P. Groat, aged 79 Years.

      He was born in Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y., but moved to Newark in 1822, where he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. He was a soldier in the War of 1812.

      His death was from dysentery of which he suffered severely for two weeks. During his sickness he retained his mental faculties and his self possession apparently went unimpaired, and received with thankfulness all that piety, affection, and unremitting attention could render for his relief and comfort. He was inclined toward the Baptist Church, though he never made a public profession of religion. His convictions of religion were deep and abiding and made him an exemplary, conscientious man in his intercourse with others, and in his habit of observing the Sabbath, reading the Scriptures, and respect for religious beliefs.

      He was highly esteemed by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances in the community where he so long resided; and his funeral was largely attended at the Baptist Church, the funeral discourse being delivered by Rev. Mr. Buck, Pastor of the...Church.

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      The companions of his many years, and a large circle of relatives and friends, mourn their loss in his departure from the...and activities of this life.

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      Jacob P. and his wife Jane had seven children, four born in Columbia County and three in Wayne County:

      1. Sophia: Born September 16, 1816.

      2. Mary Ann: Born March 28, 1818.

      3. Jane: Born November 5, 1819.

      4. Richard Peter: Born March 29, 1822.

      5. Harriet: Born December 13, 1823.

      6. William S.: Born June 16, 1825.

      7. F.: Born December 4, 1831.

    1. Margaret (Pecky) GROAT, the daughter of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen) was born February 17, 1793, and christened "Pecky Grad March 17, 1793, at The Reformed Church of Claverack. Sponsors at the christening were "Henrich W. Grad" (122) and Critje Schneyder. "Pecky" never married.

    2. Frederick P. GROAT, the sixth son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born May 27, 1795, and christened at the Reformed Church of Claverack June 21, 1795. Sponsors at the christening were "William Muller and "Christina Wiessner" (101) This is probably the Frederick P. Groat who appears in the 1850 federal census of the town of Bristol, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, with a wife, Betsey (age 45); and a son, Curtis (age 8). All three are listed as born in New York. His age is listed as 50, but the census takers were not always accurate. Frederick P. probably traveled to Wisconsin with the family of the deceased Frederick W. Groat (132) in the late 1840's.

      1. Curtis: Born about 1845.

    1. Jeremiah P. GROAT, the seventh son of Peter Groat (40) and Maria Cornicker (Kernichen), was born November 19, 1797, and christened "Jeremiah Grad" at the Reformed Church of Claverack, December 24, 1797. Sponsors at the christening were "George Adam Deter" and "Gertje Grad" (126). Census records indicate that Jeremiah P. Groat moved to Newark with Jacob P. (145) and married, around 1730, to Mary Ann (last name unknown They had, again according to census records, five children. Jeremiah P. is buried in the old Main Street Cemetery, according to the cemetery records, but these same records do not indicate in which grave he is buried.

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  1. Mary J.: Born about 1831.

  2. Maragaret A.:  Born about 1833.

  3. David B.:  Born about 1836.

  4. Francis A.:  Born about 1845.

  5. James F.:  Born about 1847.

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