David Conover's Famous Cousins
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Supposed daughter of Francois and Mary Martha Van Couwenhoven (F)
#1313
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Relationship=3rd cousin 7 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr..

     Supposed daughter of Francois and Mary Martha Van Couwenhoven is the daughter of Francois Van Couwenhoven and Mary Brouwer. She was did not marry to John Freed

Herein lies a mystery! In his will, Frans Van Couwenhouven calls Captain John Fred his "son-in-law" and leaves silver brought to him through his marriage to Mary Brouwn/Brouwer to Captain John Fred and his wife Mary. This would lead you to think that the wife of Captain John Fred was Mary Van Couwenhouven, as you show it here, however this was not the case. The wife of Captain John Fred was Mary HARRING/HERRING/HAERING, which is made plain in her will.

In those days terms of relationship were not always used in the same way that we use them now, and "in-law" was not infrequently used to mean step-relation. Another term, cousin, was used much more loosely than we use that term today.

Abstracts of Wills Vol V 1754-1760, pages 188-190:
Page 345.--In the name of God, Amen. I, MARTHA FRED, of New York, widow, being weak of body this 12 of July, 1756...To my nephew, John Fred Herring, son of my late brother, Benjamin Herring, £200. To the other 4 children [not named] of my brother, Benjamin Herring and his wife Wyndlyna, £100 each. I leave to Benjamin Herring, son of my late nephew, Aaron Herring, £300. To Isaac Herring, the other son of my nephew, Aaron Herring, £200, to be put at interest till they are of age..."
She also leaves a bequest to Edward Van Couwenhouven, son of Samuel, son of Frans Van Couwenhouven.

So, while the evidence from the will of Frans Van Couwenhouven makes it appear that your version is well founded, there is actually more to the story than that.

Frans Van Couwenhouven had no children, as far as I know, by Mary Brouwer, and Mary the wife of Captain John Fred was
surnamed HARRING.

If anyone happens by this site who has information on Captain John Fred and his wife Mary Harring, I'd certainly appreciate hearing from you.

Regards,
Sharilyn Whitaker
sharilyn@northcoast.com.

Samuel Couwenhoven (M)
b. between 1705 and 1708, d. 5 November 1751, #1314
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     Samuel Couwenhoven was also known as Samuel Van Couwenhoven. Samuel Couwenhoven was born between 1705 and 1708 at New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Francois Van Couwenhoven and Catherine Oliver. Samuel Couwenhoven married Sarah Drinkwater on 30 January 1725/26 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. Samuel Couwenhoven died on 5 November 1751 at New York City, New York County, New York. The following day he was buried in a vault in Collegiate Church Cemetery, then on Houston Street between Forsyth and Eldridge, but in 1868, his remains were removed to Cypress Hills Cemetery in Queens County.

Children of Samuel Couwenhoven and Sarah Drinkwater
Francis Couwenhoven b. 16 Mar 1726, d. b 25 Jul 1773
Edward Couwenhoven b. 9 Oct 1728, d. 26 Feb 1786
Maria Couwenhoven b. 21 Nov 1731
Samuel Couwenhoven b. 3 Mar 1733/34
Sarah Couwenhoven b. c 1735
Maria Couwenhoven+ b. 6 Feb 1745, d. 14 Jan 1821

Sarah Drinkwater (F)
b. circa 1712, #1315

     Sarah Drinkwater was born circa 1712 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. She married Samuel Couwenhoven, son of Francois Van Couwenhoven and Catherine Oliver, on 30 January 1725/26 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York.

Children of Sarah Drinkwater and Samuel Couwenhoven
Francis Couwenhoven b. 16 Mar 1726, d. b 25 Jul 1773
Edward Couwenhoven b. 9 Oct 1728, d. 26 Feb 1786
Maria Couwenhoven b. 21 Nov 1731
Samuel Couwenhoven b. 3 Mar 1733/34
Sarah Couwenhoven b. c 1735
Maria Couwenhoven+ b. 6 Feb 1745, d. 14 Jan 1821

Capt. Johannes Benson (M)
b. 8 February 1655, d. 26 June 1717, #1316

     Capt. Johannes Benson was born on 8 February 1655 at Fort Orange, Abany County, New York. He married Lysbet Van Deusen on 26 July 1676 or 2 February 1680. Capt. Johannes Benson died on 26 June 1717 at Harlem, New York County, New York, at age 62.

Children of Capt. Johannes Benson and Lysbet Van Deusen
Rachel Johannes Benson+ b. 29 Aug 1690
Catharine Benson b. 27 Aug 1695, d. c 1760
Marrietje Benson+ b. 26 Apr 1699, d. 1760?
Johannes Benson II b. 29 May 1701

Lysbet Van Deusen (F)
b. circa 1658, d. 1746, #1317

     Lysbet Van Deusen was also known as Elizabeth Lydecker. Lysbet Van Deusen was born circa 1658 at Albany, Abany County, New York. She married Capt. Johannes Benson on 26 July 1676 or 2 February 1680. Lysbet Van Deusen died in 1746.

Children of Lysbet Van Deusen and Capt. Johannes Benson
Rachel Johannes Benson+ b. 29 Aug 1690
Catharine Benson b. 27 Aug 1695, d. c 1760
Marrietje Benson+ b. 26 Apr 1699, d. 1760?
Johannes Benson II b. 29 May 1701

Sara Covenhoven (F)
b. 9 February 1709, #1318
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     Sara Covenhoven was also known as Sara Van Couwenhoven. She was baptized on 9 February 1709 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. She was the daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Sara Covenhoven member at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1727. She married Arien Pieterse De Grott, son of Pieter Jacobse De Grott and Belitje Adriaens Van Schaick, on 24 April 1728 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Arien Pieterse De Grott (M)
b. 20 September 1696, #1319
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Relationship=5th great-granduncle of David Kipp Conover Jr..

     Arien Pieterse De Grott was also known as Arie De Groot. He was baptized on 20 September 1696 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was the son of Pieter Jacobse De Grott and Belitje Adriaens Van Schaick. Arien Pieterse De Grott married Francyntje Etsel on 15 December 1715 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. Arien Pieterse De Grott married Francyntje Etsel on 15 December 1718 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. Arien Pieterse De Grott married Sara Covenhoven, daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 24 April 1728 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. BS: NJ State Library - Books - Records of the Reformed Dutch Churches of Hackensack and Schraalenburgh, NJ, Part I (A974.921 R332a pt. 1 ), Hackensack, Pg. 77. Baptism is 20 Sept. 1696.

Johannes Kouwenhoven (M)
b. 14 May 1712, #1320
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     Johannes Kouwenhoven resided at at Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was also known as Johannes Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Johannes Covenhoven. He was also known as Johannes Koyenhoven. He was baptized on 14 May 1712 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Johannes Kouwenhoven married Marytjin Hoogland.

Marytjin Hoogland (F)
#1321

     Marytjin Hoogland married Johannes Kouwenhoven, son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson.

Samuel Covenhoven (M)
b. 28 September 1712, d. 1783, #1322
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     Samuel Covenhoven was also known as Samuel Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Samuel Kouwenhoven. He was baptized on 28 September 1712 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was baptized on 28 September 1712 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Samuel Covenhoven Joined church at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey, 1759. He married Eve Berdan circa 1765; This apparently was a second marrage for Eva an in her will, dated sep 5 1815 she mentiooned her son Jon H Benson. In his will, dated Nov 20, 1781, Samuel Covenhoven of Hackensack, Gergen County, NJ, mentioned his wife Eva, and children Jacob, Garret, Peter, and Rachel Covenhoven. His wife, John Benson, and Johannes Demerest were appointed executors and it was witnesed by Johannes Bogart, Martin Myer, and Walter Kinning. Samuel Covenhoven died in 1783. His estate was proved on 27 June 1783.

Eve Berdan (F)
b. 13 April 1733, d. 5 May 1816, #1323

     Eve Berdan was may be one and the same. She was also known as Eve Benson. She was also known as Eve Bard. Eve Berdan was born on 13 April 1733. She married (Unknown) Benson before 1764. Eve Berdan married Samuel Covenhoven, son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, circa 1765; This apparently was a second marrage for Eva an in her will, dated sep 5 1815 she mentiooned her son Jon H Benson. Eve Berdan left a will on 6 September 1815. She died on 5 May 1816 at Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, at age 83. Her estate was proved on 30 June 1816.

Jacobus Covenhoven (M)
b. 5 December 1714, #1324
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     Jacobus Covenhoven was also known as Jacobus Van Couwenhoven. He was also known as Jacobus Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Jacobus Koienhoven. He was baptized on 5 December 1714 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Jacobus Covenhoven married Neeltje Hoagland, daughter of Adrian Hoagland and Engeltje Vandewater, on 18 May 1743 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Children of Jacobus Covenhoven and Neeltje Hoagland
Johannes Covenhoven b. 3 Jun 1744, d. c Jul 1744
Engeltje Covenhoven b. 27 Apr 1746, d. c May 1746
Engeltje Covenhoven+ b. 16 Oct 1748
Rachel Covenhoven b. 28 Jul 1751
Adrian Covenhoven b. 13 Jan 1754, d. 29 Mar 1843
Sarah Covenhoven b. 30 Jan 1756, d. 1814
Pieter Covenhoven b. 10 Feb 1760, d. 1812
Benjamin Covenhoven b. 4 Apr 1762, d. 1819
Neeltje Covenhoven b. 19 Aug 1764, d. b Aug 1814
Johannes Covenhoven b. 20 Dec 1767, d. 8 Jun 1834

Neeltje Hoagland (F)
b. 10 March 1725, #1325
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     Neeltje Hoagland was also known as Neeltje Hoogland. She was also known as Neelltje Hoogland. She was baptized on 10 March 1725 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. She was the daughter of Adrian Hoagland and Engeltje Vandewater. Neeltje Hoagland married Jacobus Covenhoven, son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 18 May 1743 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Children of Neeltje Hoagland and Jacobus Covenhoven
Johannes Covenhoven b. 3 Jun 1744, d. c Jul 1744
Engeltje Covenhoven b. 27 Apr 1746, d. c May 1746
Engeltje Covenhoven+ b. 16 Oct 1748
Rachel Covenhoven b. 28 Jul 1751
Adrian Covenhoven b. 13 Jan 1754, d. 29 Mar 1843
Sarah Covenhoven b. 30 Jan 1756, d. 1814
Pieter Covenhoven b. 10 Feb 1760, d. 1812
Benjamin Covenhoven b. 4 Apr 1762, d. 1819
Neeltje Covenhoven b. 19 Aug 1764, d. b Aug 1814
Johannes Covenhoven b. 20 Dec 1767, d. 8 Jun 1834

Elizabeth Covenhoven (F)
b. 17 November 1717, #1326
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     Elizabeth Covenhoven was also known as Elizabeth Van Couwenhoven. She was baptized on 17 November 1717 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. She was the daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Elizabeth Covenhoven married Hendrick Van Blerkum on 15 June 1749 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Hendrick Van Blerkum (M)
#1327

     Hendrick Van Blerkum married Elizabeth Covenhoven, daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 15 June 1749 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Hester Couwenhoven (F)
b. circa 1719, d. before 31 October 1760, #1328
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     Hester Couwenhoven was also known as Hester Couenhoven. She was also known as Hester Van Couwenhoven. She was baptized circa 1719 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Hester Couwenhoven Joined church at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, 17 February 1743. She married Reynier Van Giesen, son of Isaac Van Giesen and Cornelia Hendricks Brinkerhoff, on 26 March 1744 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; 2nd marriage Riener. Hester Couwenhoven died before 31 October 1760; date of Reynier's third marriage.

Reynier Van Giesen (M)
b. 17 November 1704, d. circa April 1783, #1329
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Relationship=6th great-granduncle of David Kipp Conover Jr..

     He lived in Secaucus, NJ, where he owned an extensive tract of land, including Snake Hill. Reynier Van Giesen was also known as Rynier Van Gieson. He was also known as Riener Van Giesen. Reynier Van Giesen was born on 17 November 1704 at Gamonepa, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was the son of Isaac Van Giesen and Cornelia Hendricks Brinkerhoff. Reynier Van Giesen Joined church at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, 8 December 1726. He married Hendrickje Van Dien, daughter of Gerrit Dirckse Van Dien and Vroutje Verway, on 30 March 1728 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; 1st marriage Riener. Reynier Van Giesen married Hester Couwenhoven, daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 26 March 1744 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; 2nd marriage Riener. Reynier Van Giesen held the position of on 26 September 1745 at Justice of the Peace, Bergen County, New Jersey. He in 1749 at Justice of the Peace, Bergen County, New Jersey. He married Annetje Van Winkle on 31 October 1760 at Dutch Reformed Church, Schraalenburgh, Bergen County, New Jersey. Reynier Van Giesen held the position of between 1762 and 1768 at Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Bergen County, New Jersey. He held the position of between 1763 and 1773 at Justice of the Peace, Bergen County, New Jersey. He left a will on 4 January 1775. He died circa April 1783. His estate was proved on 10 May 1783.

Elena Covenhoven (F)
b. 3 February 1723, #1330
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     Elena Covenhoven was also known as Elena Van Couwenhoven. She was baptized on 3 February 1723 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Elena Covenhoven Joined church at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, 17 February 1743. She married Peter De Grott, son of Jacob Pieterse De Grott and Angenetje Roelofse Bongaert, on 8 December 1743 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Peter De Grott (M)
b. 23 April 1721, #1331
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Relationship=1st cousin 6 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr..

     Peter De Grott was baptized on 23 April 1721 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was the son of Jacob Pieterse De Grott and Angenetje Roelofse Bongaert. Peter De Grott married Elena Covenhoven, daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 8 December 1743 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Elias Van Benschouten (M)
b. 23 April 1717, #1332

     Elias Van Benschouten was born on 23 April 1717 at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York. He was baptized on 24 January 1718 at Dutch Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York. He married Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven, daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, on 3 November 1748 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. His estate was proved on 12 January 1784 at Albany, Albany County, New York.

Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven (F)
b. 18 February 1725, d. 15 June 1802, #1333
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     Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven was also known as Jacomynje Couwenhoven. She was also known as Jacomyntje Covenhoven. Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven was born on 18 February 1725. She was the daughter of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven was baptized on 24 March 1725 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. She Joined church at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, 17 February 1743. She married Elias Van Benschouten on 3 November 1748 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. Jacomynthe Van Couwenhoven died on 15 June 1802 at New York City, New York County, New York, at age 77.

Benjamin Covenhoven (M)
b. 16 October 1728, #1334
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     Benjamin Covenhoven was also known as Benjamin Koienhoven. He was also known as Benjamin Van Couwenhoven. He was baptized on 16 October 1728 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson. Benjamin Covenhoven married Elizabeth Banta circa 1750.

Elizabeth Banta (F)
b. 7 September 1729, #1335

     Elizabeth Banta was born on 7 September 1729. She married Benjamin Covenhoven, son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson, circa 1750.

Petrus Van Couwenhoven (M)
b. 1 January 1731, #1336
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     Petrus Van Couwenhoven was also known as Petrus Kouwenhoven. He was also known as Petrus Counover. He was baptized on 1 January 1731 at Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. He was the son of Johannes Van Kouwenhoven and Rachel Johannes Benson.

Jacomyntie Bokke (F)
#1339

     Jacomyntie Bokke married Hendrick Brevoort on 9 October 1705 at Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, New York County, New York,, by whom he had nine children. Jacomyntie Bokke married Jacob Hassing on 21 October 1721; 2nd marriage Jacomyntie.


         

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