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Nicasius de Sille

Male 1543 - 1600  (57 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Nicasius de Sille was born on 3 Aug 1543 in Mechelen, the Netherlands; died on 22 Aug 1600 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Nicasius de Sille was a 16th-century statesman [...] who served as a special ambassador from the Netherlands to several nations, and as secretary to future Holy Roman Emperor Matthias. [...]

    In 1576, Nicasius was sent by the state to annex Gelderland. In 1577, he became the pensionary of Namur, and represented the city at the Assembly of Brussels. The following year he signed the Union of Brussels.

    In 1578, he became secretary to the Council of State for Archduke Matthias, who had become governor-general of the Netherlands as a result of the Dutch revolt, and secretary for the General States. After the fall of the Southern Provinces, de Sille removed to Holland where he became pensionary of Amsterdam while maintaining his duties as secretary. In 1579, on a mission to secure Mechlin, he was arrested and imprisoned out of revenge, but was released shortly thereafter.

    In 1584, de Sille made up the conditions of homage of Prince William to negotiate with the Earl of Leicester pertaining to control of the Netherlands. Later that year Nicasius was sent as a deputy to the States-General, marking the first of repeated terms until his death in 1600.

    In 1587, de Sille was sent as a special ambassador to England, appearing at the embassy before Queen Elizabeth. He is mentioned in Elizabeth's "Calendar of State Papers Foreign" on several occasions. Following the successful mission, Nicasius was sent as a special ambassador several times to Denmark, Germany, and France. He would also serve twice as a commissioner of the Army.

    Nicasius married Genoveve de Romaignan on 31 Jan 1571 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. Genoveve (daughter of Laurens de Romaignan and Phillipotte le Noire) died on 21 Jul 1572 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Mar 1572 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium; died on 2 Jan 1637 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in Klooster Kerk, The Hague, Netherlands.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim Descendancy chart to this point (1.Nicasius1) was born on 1 Mar 1572 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium; died on 2 Jan 1637 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in Klooster Kerk, The Hague, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Studied law at the university of Orleans, where he graduated "with the cap" (i.e., received a doctorate). Schepen of Arnheim in 1611, 1612, 1613, 1615, 1616, 1619, 1620, and 1621; Burgomeister in 1614 and 1618; afterward treasurer of Brabant (Fiscaal van de Generaliteit) and of the Supreme Military Court.

    Laurens married Walburg Everwijn in Arnheim, Gelderland, Netherlands. Walburg (daughter of Gijsbert Everwijn, Burgomeister of Arnheim and Gerardina Puyn) was born in in of Arnheim, Netherlands; died on 4 Feb 1635 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in Klooster Kerk, The Hague, Netherlands. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Nicasius de Sille  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Sep 1610 in Arnheim, Gelderland, Netherlands; died after 1660 in New Utrecht, Long Island, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Nicasius de Sille Descendancy chart to this point (2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 23 Sep 1610 in Arnheim, Gelderland, Netherlands; died after 1660 in New Utrecht, Long Island, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Bef 1674, New Utrecht, Long Island, New York

    Notes:

    Doctor of Law. Studied first at Leiden and then at Orleans. At Leiden, he belonged to the Gelderland-Overijssel student fraternity. In the Netherlands, he was a court advocate and a captain in the service of the Estates General.

    Upon emigrating to New Amsterdam he became first counselor to Peter Stuyvesant, 1653-57, and schout fiscaal in 1656-57. He was one of the original proprietors of New Utrecht.

    Nicasius married Cornelia Meulmans in Netherlands. Cornelia (daughter of Peter Meulmans and Anna Marschalk) died before 1655. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Gerdientje de Sille  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Feb 1642 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Gerdientje de Sille Descendancy chart to this point (3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 10 Feb 1642 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Also called Gerardina de Sille.

    Gerdientje married Jan Gerretse van Couwenhoven on 18 May 1670. Jan (son of Garret Wolfertse van Couwenhoven and Aeltje Cornelis Cool) was born in 1639 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York; died about 1724. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Aeltjie Couwenhoven  Descendancy chart to this point died on 9 Mar 1740 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.
    2. 6. Gerret van Kouwenhoven  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1676 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died between 16 Apr 1711 and 3 Nov 1712.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Aeltjie Couwenhoven Descendancy chart to this point (4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) died on 9 Mar 1740 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.

    Aeltjie married Dirck Brinckerhoff in 1700. Dirck (son of Abraham Jorisen Brinckerhoff and Aeltje Stryker) was born on 16 Mar 1677 in Flushing, Long Island, New York; died on 26 Apr 1748 in Flushing, Long Island, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Abraham Derickse Brinckerhoff  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1700 in of Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; died before 16 Mar 1743.

  2. 6.  Gerret van Kouwenhoven Descendancy chart to this point (4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born about 1676 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died between 16 Apr 1711 and 3 Nov 1712.

    Family/Spouse: Lysbet. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. William Covenhoven  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey.


Generation: 6

  1. 7.  Abraham Derickse Brinckerhoff Descendancy chart to this point (5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born about 1700 in of Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; died before 16 Mar 1743.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1701, of Fishkill, Dutchess, New York
    • Alternate death: Bef Apr 1748

    Family/Spouse: Femmeje Remsen. Femmeje (daughter of Rem Remsen and Aeltje Bergen) was born on 25 Oct 1703; died on 6 Feb 1771; was buried in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Col. Dirck Brinckerhoff  Descendancy chart to this point died between 24 Mar 1787 and 4 Nov 1788.

  2. 8.  William Covenhoven Descendancy chart to this point (6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born about 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York; died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey.

    William married Adriantje Bennet about 1718. Adriantje (daughter of William Willemse Bennet and Adriantje Van de Water) was born before 30 May 1695; died after 1750 in Three Mile Run, Middlesex, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. Geertje Catryne Covenhoven  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 31 Mar 1731.


Generation: 7

  1. 9.  Col. Dirck Brinckerhoff Descendancy chart to this point (7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) died between 24 Mar 1787 and 4 Nov 1788.

    Dirck married Geertie Wyckoff on 27 Aug 1747. Geertie (daughter of Hendrick Cornelise Wyckoff and Annatje) was born before 7 Nov 1730 in Flatlands, Long Island, New York; died on 2 May 1798. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 11. Abraham Brinckerhoff  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in of Dutchess County, New York.

  2. 10.  Geertje Catryne Covenhoven Descendancy chart to this point (8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born before 31 Mar 1731.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 31 Mar 1731, Freehold-Middletown Dutch Church, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey

    Geertje married Jacob Amack in 1759. Jacob (son of Theunis Amack and Helena Laan) was born on 15 Dec 1728. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 12. Mattheus Amack  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 5 Apr 1767; died on 6 Nov 1853; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 8

  1. 11.  Abraham Brinckerhoff Descendancy chart to this point (9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born in in of Dutchess County, New York.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Brett. Sarah (daughter of Robert Brett and Catheryna Du Bois) was born in 1749. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 13. Derick Brinckerhoff  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Aug 1774 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; died on 13 Feb 1815 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; was buried in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Dutchess, New York.

  2. 12.  Mattheus Amack Descendancy chart to this point (10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born before 5 Apr 1767; died on 6 Nov 1853; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 5 Apr 1767, Freehold-Middletown Dutch Church, Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey

    Family/Spouse: Mariam Marsh. Mariam (daughter of Richard Marsh and Sarah Thorn) was born on 28 Aug 1769; died on 22 Jul 1831; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 14. Catherine Aumack  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Jun 1793; died on 25 Jun 1828; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 9

  1. 13.  Derick Brinckerhoff Descendancy chart to this point (11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 29 Aug 1774 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; died on 13 Feb 1815 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York; was buried in Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Dutchess, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 9 Oct 1774, Hopewell Dutch Reformed Church, Hopewell, East Fishkill, Dutchess, New York

    Derick married Catrine Hoffman on 31 Jul 1794 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York. Catrine (daughter of Robert Hoffman and Sarah Van Alstyne) was born on 29 Jan 1775 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York; died before 1810 in Fishkill, Dutchess, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 15. Sarah Brinckerhoff  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1800; died on 18 Jan 1829.

  2. 14.  Catherine Aumack Descendancy chart to this point (12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 19 Jun 1793; died on 25 Jun 1828; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    Catherine Aumack and Leonard Walling were fifth cousins, both being 4xG-grandchildren of early New Jersey settlers Richard Stout and his wife Penelope.

    Family/Spouse: Leonard Walling. Leonard (son of Daniel Dunbar Walling and Helena Hoff) was born on 25 Apr 1793; died on 26 Jun 1841; was buried in Old Walling Family Burial Ground, Holmdel, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 16. Therese Walling  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 8 Aug 1821 in Centerville, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 9 Oct 1899 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey.
    2. 17. George Washington Walling  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1823 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; died in 1891.


Generation: 10

  1. 15.  Sarah Brinckerhoff Descendancy chart to this point (13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born about 1800; died on 18 Jan 1829.

    Sarah married William Henry Wetmore on 24 Oct 1821. William (son of Noah Wetmore and Winifred Smith) was born on 6 Aug 1794; died on 18 Jan 1829. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 18. David Wetmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Oct 1823.

  2. 16.  Therese WallingTherese Walling Descendancy chart to this point (14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 8 Aug 1821 in Centerville, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 9 Oct 1899 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    "Therese Walling Seabrook [...] was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey. A highlight of the collection is a letter from Susan B. Anthony (February 22, 1888) to Seabrook thanking her for a monetary donation and comments on her visit to Washington D.C., note by Florence Howe Hall, co-signed by Emma Blackwell and a letter by Clara Bewick Colby." [Rand Boyd, citation details below.]

    "Therese Walling Seabrook lived on West Front Street overlooking the Bay. She was the wife of a prominent businessman in Keyport and an activist for women's rights. She was a strong supporter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and an advocate of women's suffrage. In her mind, as in the minds of others late in the 19th-century, there was a connection between the temperance movement and the suffrage movement. In 1884, suffragists Phebe Hanaford of Jersey City, Therese Walling Seabrook of Keyport, and Henry Blackwell of Massachusetts met with the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee to press for the introduction of a women's suffrage resolution in the Assembly. They succeeded in having the bill introduced, but the Assembly would take no action on the resolution." [Keyport Historical Society: Three Generations of Seabrook Women]

    "Mrs. Seabrook was an intellectually gifted woman, steeped in local genealogical lore, derived from her great ancestors. Upon their laps she sat when young, or with the assembled elders at the nearby hearthside, to be entertained by their constant repetitions of tales of exposure, hardship, love and war. The old are garrulous, live in the past, delight in the young, and with contracted lives and thought they become the local historians of the past to young but willing ears, upon whose excited imagination the stories remain indelibly impressed. Thus it was that Mrs. Seabrook passed onward the tales of her childhood." [John E. Stilwell, citation details below]

    Therese married Henry Hendrickson Seabrook on 5 Feb 1852. Henry (son of Thomas Seabrook and Anne Longstreet) was born on 10 Sep 1813 in Port Monmouth, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 30 Mar 1872 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 19. Harry Hartshorne Seabrook  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Oct 1859 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 9 Apr 1930 in New York, New York.

  3. 17.  George Washington Walling Descendancy chart to this point (14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born in 1823 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; died in 1891.

    Notes:

    New York City Chief of Police, 1874-1885. Author of Recollections of a New York Chief of Police (1887).



Generation: 11

  1. 18.  David Wetmore Descendancy chart to this point (15.Sarah10, 13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 31 Oct 1823.

    David married Caroline E. Bixby on 4 Sep 1855 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Caroline (daughter of Ira Bixby and Caroline Mather) was born in 1833 in Deposit, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 20. Annette Wetmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born in Feb 1862 in New York, New York; died on 5 Feb 1962; was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York.

  2. 19.  Harry Hartshorne Seabrook Descendancy chart to this point (16.Therese10, 14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 23 Oct 1859 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 9 Apr 1930 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    "Former practitioner of medicine, specializing in diseases of the eye, president of the Nason Manufacturing Company, makers of stream and plumbing supplies with offices at 71 Fulton Street, New York City, died in his apartment in the Hotel Robert Fulton, 228 West 71 St, at age 71." [Harry Hartshorne Seabrook obituary, citation details below.]

    Harry married May Nason on 2 Nov 1881 in Montclair, Essex, New Jersey. May (daughter of Joseph Nason and Sarah Clark Darracott) was born in Mar 1859 in New York, New York; died on 17 May 1932. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 21. Alice Darracott Seabrook  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Jul 1890 in White Plains, Westchester, New York; died on 2 Mar 1979 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.


Generation: 12

  1. 20.  Annette Wetmore Descendancy chart to this point (18.David11, 15.Sarah10, 13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born in Feb 1862 in New York, New York; died on 5 Feb 1962; was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1863
    • Alternate birth: 10 Feb 1863

    Notes:

    Her birth and death dates are clearly visible on her tombstone at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, next to the grave of her second husband, James Wright Markoe.

    Annette married William Boerum Wetmore on 12 Apr 1882 in Grace Church, New York, New York, and was divorced in Apr 1892. William (son of Samuel Wetmore and Sarah Taylor Boerum) was born on 7 Dec 1849; died on 24 Mar 1919. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 22. Dagmar Wetmore  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jan 1888; died in Nov 1984 in New York, New York.

    Annette married Dr. James Wright Markoe on 22 Nov 1894. James was born on 19 Jul 1862 in New York, New York; died on 18 Apr 1920 in New York, New York; was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 21.  Alice Darracott Seabrook Descendancy chart to this point (19.Harry11, 16.Therese10, 14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 30 Jul 1890 in White Plains, Westchester, New York; died on 2 Mar 1979 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

    Alice married Clarence Baker King on 4 Mar 1911 in New York, New York. Clarence (son of Franklin Hiram King and Carrie Hunter Baker) was born on 5 Jun 1884 in River Falls, St. Croix, Wisconsin; died on 27 Sep 1974 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 23. Lowell King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 May 1920 in New Canaan, Farfield, Connecticut; died on 27 Aug 1969 in New York, New York.


Generation: 13

  1. 22.  Dagmar Wetmore Descendancy chart to this point (20.Annette12, 18.David11, 15.Sarah10, 13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 24 Jan 1888; died in Nov 1984 in New York, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1885

    Dagmar married Charles Sprague Sargent on 9 May 1912 in Grace Church, New York, New York. Charles (son of Charles Sprague Sargent and Mary Allen Robeson) was born on 7 Mar 1880 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1959 in New York City; was buried in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 24. John Turner Sargent, Sr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Jun 1924; died on 5 Feb 2012 in New York, New York.

  2. 23.  Lowell King Descendancy chart to this point (21.Alice12, 19.Harry11, 16.Therese10, 14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 2 May 1920 in New Canaan, Farfield, Connecticut; died on 27 Aug 1969 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    Lowell King and Phyllis Wright were seventh cousins once removed, he being a 7XG-grandson or the Rev. James Fitch (1622-1702) and Priscilla Mason (1641-1714), and her being a 6XG-granddaughter of the same couple.

    Lowell married Phyllis Wright on 27 Sep 1941 in New York, New York. Phyllis (daughter of Austin Tappan Wright and Margaret Garrad Stone) was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 25. Tappan Wright King  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Sep 1950 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.


Generation: 14

  1. 24.  John Turner Sargent, Sr. Descendancy chart to this point (22.Dagmar13, 20.Annette12, 18.David11, 15.Sarah10, 13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 26 Jun 1924; died on 5 Feb 2012 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    "John Sargent, Former Doubleday President, Dies at 87." The New York Times, 8 Feb 2012:

    John T. Sargent, who as president and later chairman of Doubleday & Company oversaw its expansion from a modest-size family-controlled book publisher to an industry giant with interests extending into broadcasting and baseball, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.

    The death was confirmed by his son, John T. Sargent Jr., the chief executive of Macmillan, the publishing company.

    Mr. Sargent, who was already working for Doubleday when he married Neltje Doubleday, granddaughter of the company's founder, Frank Nelson Doubleday, in 1953, was named president and chief executive in 1961. At the time, the company was largely a trade book publisher; it also ran a book club, a New York bookstore and a modest printing concern.

    Over the next 17 years, in partnership with Nelson Doubleday Jr., grandson of the founder, Mr. Sargent worked to expand all of those enterprises, largely succeeding in spite of a divorce in 1965 and an insurrection by a minority of the company's shareholders, led by his former wife, who wanted it to go public.

    By 1979, the year after he left the presidency and was made chairman, Doubleday was publishing 700 books annually. The company had bought a textbook subsidiary and the Dell Publishing Company, which included Dell paperbacks. It was operating more than a dozen book clubs, including the mammoth Literary Guild; more than two dozen Doubleday bookshops across the country; and four book printing and binding companies.

    In addition, Mr. Sargent led the company's expansion into radio and television broadcasting and film production. As chairman, he was involved in the company's purchase of the New York Mets in 1980.

    The Doubleday company eschewed publicity and the prying of journalists. "The Sphinx Called Doubleday" was the headline on a 1979 article about the company in The New York Times, which described its publishing ethos this way: "There is no class of book that is considered a 'Doubleday book,' nor is there any book that would automatically be judged unsuitable for the Doubleday imprint. Generally speaking, the house frowns on books loaded with sex, it would be unlikely to publish an anti-Kennedy book since Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is an editor there, and it doesn't exhaust itself trying to lasso serious literature."

    The company may have been known for its secretive ways, but Mr. Sargent was visible among the New York elite, both during business hours and after. A strapping man, dapper and sociable, he was a voracious reader, an erudite speaker and, at one time, a poetry editor who worked with Theodore Roethke, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, who became a friend and, according to family lore, spent more than one night sleeping in the Sargent bathtub after an evening of imbibing.

    He dined with his famous authors — who included Daphne du Maurier, Peter Benchley, Alex Haley, Leon Uris and Stephen King — and other notable friends; attended A-list parties with socialites like Brooke Astor; frequented the opera; hobnobbed with movie stars. He was a friend and frequent escort of Mrs. Onassis, and hired her as an editor at Doubleday.

    "The guy liked dressing up in a tux and going out," his son said. "The publishing world was his world, and the social aspect was part of it. It all folded together."

    John Turner Sargent was born on June 26, 1924, and spent his early years in Cedarhurst, on Long Island. (No one in the family knows where, exactly, he was born, his son said, and his birth certificate has not yet been found.) His grandfather was the well-known botanist Charles Sprague Sargent; his father, Charles Jr., worked in finance. He went to St. Mark's School in Massachusetts and spent a year at Harvard before joining the Navy. Prevented from fighting overseas because of a punctured eardrum, he spent the war years "loading bombers in Florida," his son said.

    After his discharge he worked briefly for Time magazine and then began at Doubleday, writing book jacket copy, in the late 1940s. Over the next several years he read manuscripts, sold syndication and subsidiary rights, worked as an advertising manager and editor and was business manager of several publishing divisions. As president of the company, he succeeded Douglas Black, who had succeeded Nelson Doubleday Sr.

    Mr. Sargent met Ms. Doubleday, a painter who now lives in Wyoming, when he was 28 and she was 18. After their divorce she waged a long battle, enlisting some other shareholders, to get the company to sell shares to the public, but her mother, her brother and her former husband all lined up against her and the effort failed. The company was finally sold to the German conglomerate Bertelsmann in 1986.

    A longtime colleague of Mr. Sargent, Samuel S. Vaughan, who served the company as editor in chief and publisher, died on Jan. 30.

    In addition to John Jr., Mr. Sargent's survivors include a daughter, Ellen; six grandchildren; his wife, the former Betty Nichols Kelly, whom he married in 1985; and two stepchildren, Elizabeth Lee Kelly and James Hamilton Kelly.

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    John Turner Sargent Sr. and Neltje Doubleday are 8th cousins, both being 7XG-grandchildren of the Rev. John Ward (1606-1693) and his wife Alice (1612-1680).

    John married Neltje Doubleday on 16 May 1953 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, and was divorced in Sep 1965. Neltje (daughter of Nelson Doubleday and Ellen George McCarter) was born in 1934. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 26. John Turner Sargent, Jr.  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Aug 1957 in New York, New York.

  2. 25.  Tappan Wright King Descendancy chart to this point (23.Lowell13, 21.Alice12, 19.Harry11, 16.Therese10, 14.Catherine9, 12.Mattheus8, 10.Geertje7, 8.William6, 6.Gerret5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 10 Sep 1950 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico.

    Tappan married Beth Ann Meacham on 13 Oct 1978 in New York City. Beth (daughter of Richard Allen Meacham and Marion Ann Gaunder) was born on 14 Nov 1951 in Newark, Licking, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]



Generation: 15

  1. 26.  John Turner Sargent, Jr. Descendancy chart to this point (24.John14, 22.Dagmar13, 20.Annette12, 18.David11, 15.Sarah10, 13.Derick9, 11.Abraham8, 9.Dirck7, 7.Abraham6, 5.Aeltjie5, 4.Gerdientje4, 3.Nicasius3, 2.Laurens2, 1.Nicasius1) was born on 6 Aug 1957 in New York, New York.

    Notes:

    CEO of Macmillan Publishers.

    His philanthropic activities include longtime service on the board of directors of Graham Windham, more recently called simply Graham, a nonprofit foster care agency providing services to needy children and families in the New York metropolitan area. Founded in 1806, Graham, the oldest non-sectarian childcare agency in the United States, was originally the Orphan Asylum Society of the City of New York, co-founded by Eliza Hamilton after her husband Alexander Hamilton, himself an orphan, was killed in the famous duel with Aaron Burr — a grandson of John Sargent's 6X-grandfather the Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Thus Aaron Burr's first cousin six times removed has served for years on the board of Eliza Hamilton's orphanage.

    He is also the author, under the anagrammatic pen name "S. T. Garne," of two children's books, One White Sail: A Caribbean Counting Book (1992) and By a Blazing Blue Sea (1999).

    John married Constance Lane Murray on 21 Sep 1985. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]