Iden Van Schaick
was also known as Iden Scoy. He was also known as Idye Van Schaick. Iden Van Schaick was born on 28 October 1665 at New York City, New York County, New York. Iden Van Schaick was born on 28 October 1665 at New York City, New York County, New York. He was the son of Adrian Cornelissen Van Schaick
and Rebecca Idens
. Iden Van Schaick married Isabel Bloetgoet
on 26 August 1685 at Flushing, Queens County, New York. Iden Van Schaick married Mary (Unknown)
circa 1718 at Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. Iden Van Schaick died in 1728 at Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. According to VS history: Iden Van Schaick was about 35 years old atthe time of his father's death in December 1699. Shortly thereafter, he quick claimed his interest in Bloomingdale farm to Cornelius Dykman. Iden was t hen living in Flushing, Long Island and like his father and grandfather, was engaged in farming. Iden married Isabel Bloetgoet in 1685. She was the daug hter of Frans Bloetgoet, a builder from Guida, The Netherlands. He was Chief Officer of flushing, Hempstead and other Long Island towns in 1695. Iden an d his family were living in Jamaica, Queens County, New York. On December 30, 1695, Iden and Isabel conveyed property in Jamaica to Fren Henderson for 100 pounds. Iden and his family moved from Flushing to Cold Springs Harbor, Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1704 where he purchased a farm. He was appointed Fence Viewer for Cold Springs in 1706 and in 1712 he became overseer of Highw ays for Cold Springs. Iden acquired additional land west of Cold Springs in 17 14. On September 20, 1717, Iden conveyed a piece of property to ThomasDodge . Isabel did not join him in making the conveyance indicating that bySeptem ber 1717 he was a widower. Iden and his son, Francis were both members of the Queens County Militia in 1715. The unrecorded will Of Iden (Eden) dated Ma y 29, 1728 refers to a wife named Mary and to 4 children named Stephen, Jacob , Timothy and Mary. Iden and Mary were probably married before 1718, although no marriage records or birth records of the four younger children are known. The Will provided that the oldest son, Cornelius would live with Mary and carry on with the farm. Sons Francis and Aaron were each to receive 5 shilli ngs each in addition to what they already received. Daughters Rachel and Mar y were to receive 10 pounds each. It's believed Rachel and Rebecca are the s ame daughter. The two youngest sons were to be 'put to trade'when old enoug h. No mention was made as to Stephen's status or future. The name of Lysbet h, the second daughter and 4th child of Iden and Isabel was not mentioned in the Will, which may have meant that she had died prior to 1728. By the terms of the will, the farm would go to Cornelius at Mary's death, or in the event she remarried. In February, 1732, she did remarry a widower, Samuel Smith of Oyster Bay. The ceremony was performed in the Presbyterian Church of Hunti ngton, Long Island, New York. There has been speculation that because Iden m arried Mary, who was not Dutch, that there were schisms in the family which contributed to Francis moving to Monmouth County, New Jersey where his mothe r's relatives, the Bloegoets and the Hegemans had moved earlier. These famil ies formerly lived near Iden's farm in Oyster Bay. Francis married Isabel Rh ea In Monmouth County, New Jersey about 1722. Since both Francis and Aaron wer e given a token five shillings in their father's will and mention was made th at they had already received gifts from Iden Previously leads to the speculat ion that both were living on their own and had probably married by 1733 or ea rlier. It is known that Aaron had a son born before 1722 and it is also know n that he had moved to Hunterdon County, New Jersey. An unsolved mystery is what happened to the children of Mary when she married Smith in 1732. The es timated ate of Stephen, the eldest, would have been 12; Timothy, 10' Jacob, 8 ' and mary, the youngest would have been about6. It does not seem reasonabl e that a mother with children that young would part with her children. But, there is that possibility, especially in the case of the 3 older boys. It is known that Timothy was with his half-borther, Aaron in Hunterdon County, New Jersey after he reached adulthood. Stephenwas also with his half-brother, Aaron when Aaroln moved to York County, Pennsylvania in the late 1760s. At that time, Step.