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Banta Family Information gathered from various Banta Researchers
as of April 1998
Banta Family Info # 1

 

Epke Luuesz

 

Spelling by Joan England Murray: Luvesc. Epke spent his

entire life in the village of Minnertsga, Friesland, the

Netherlands and the family estate, Jelgersma, nearby. Epke

had a right to vote in the Landdag, the county assembly.

Jelgersma was a few miles northeast of the port of

Harlingen. Epke was probably, a descendent of Saxon

Nobility. He was

wealthy and influential.

 

Wife Sil

 

Family estate of Jelgersma may have come into the Epke

family from Sil. About 1630, after her husbands death, she

bought additional property at Minnertsga from Mederichter (a

Judge) of Barradeel Dirck, Ryacksz Hanis and Aechte

Cornelisdr, his wife. (sister of Sil Cornelisdr?), leaving

the running of the farm to her son, Cornelius.

 

Children:

 

Jacob Epkes Te Bonta

 

From 1633 to 1636 he was living at Arum, where he

represented the Arum Estate in the Landdag. Arum may have

been his wife's estate, as Jacob had sold his inheritance to

his brother, Cornelius. By 1640, Jacob was signing his name,

"Jacob Epkes at Bonta". Bonta is believed to have been

derived from the farm near the Frisian Arum, in which

Jacob's parents used to have their residence. In 1650,

Jacob was living at Boer. In 1653 he bought two lots at

Minnertsga from his brother Lyuwe Epckesdr and Hintie

Jarichadr.

 

Luuesz Epkesz

 

Source: "Banta Pioneers" by Elsa Banta. Luuesz married

Hintie on

September 9, 1618, at Barradeel, in the Dutch Reformed

Church.

He lived at Saxbierum, midway between Minnertsga and

Harlingen, and he

owned much property there.

 

Cornelius Epkesz

 

Cornelius bought out the inheritance rights of Jelgersma

from his brothers

and sisters on May 10, 1650.

 

Epke Banta (son of Jacob Epkes)

 

Owner of a windmill near Minnertsga, Friesland, the

Netherlands. He was a miller in Oosterbierum and Minnertsga.

In 1652, he and his wife bought a house in the village of

Oosterbeirum, but sold it at a loss in 1655, returning to

Minnertsga.

 

Records show that he was arrested on October 8, 1656 and

fined for permitting a Roman Catholic priest into his house

to baptise his child (probably Hendrick). The state religion

was the Reformed Protestant Church. Regardless, Epke and his

descendants were staunch supporters of the Dutch Reformed

Church.

 

It is not known why Epke and his family left the Netherlands

for America, but he is known to have had financial problems.

He and his family left the Netherlands in late 1658 or early

1659 from Harlingen on the ship "DeTrouw" for New Amsterdam.

The ship sailed to the Canary Islands, then the West Indies

and then north along Virginia to New Amsterdam (later

renamed New York by the British), arriving on 12 Feb 1659.

Captain of the ship was Jan Jansen Bestevaer who received

259 florins for Jacob's family passage. By 12 Feb 1660

Stuyvescant had bought all of the land from the Esopus

Indians but had to force them out of the area with the help

of the Mohawk Indians. Some Indians were shipped to the

West Indies. In 1664 the English invaded New Amsterdam and

Stuyvescant surrendered. Taxes increased.

 

Epke and family settled in Vlissingen (now Flushing), Long

Island. He became an Innkeeper, an important person. There

he spent the next 16 years. In 1671 he bought a new mill in

Jamaica, Long Island. Milling had been his occupation in

the Netherlandst. The mill was built on the river

between Old Town Neck and Long Neck. In 1675 he sold the

mill to Joseph Carpenter and Caleb Carmen and he moved to

Bergen, Bergen County, New Jersey (now Jersey City).

 

Epke was an upstanding and respected citizen, and on

February 18, 1679 he was appointed as a Magistrates

Assistant to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, under Captain

John Berry. The Court, on which Epke served, met

semiannually and had jurisdiction of all indictable crimes.

 

In 1681 Jacob purchased 183 acres at Hackensack among the

earliest settlers there.

In 1686 Jacob purchased another 240 acres North of what is

now Cherry Hill encompassing what was previously called

Sluckup. A stone farmhouse he built was still standing in

1985 but was converted to a garage at 1184 Edgewater Ave. on

the bank of Overpeck Cr.

 

Epke Jacob was arrested in 1686 by the Sheriff of Bergen

Co., with other land owners for rioting and for refusing to

obey the King's authority.

Children

Cornelius Epke Banta

His will was dated April 13, 1719 and probated June 20,

1719, and is at

Trenton, New Jersey.

 

Hendrick Epke Banta

Joined Dutch church at Bergen 29 Mar 1680. 30 Nov 1695 with

three brothers and six other men purchased about 3000 acres

for 100 pounds, from Overpeck Creek to the Hudson River.

Includes present Townships of Englewood and Palisade. 29 Mar

1680 joined Dutch Church at Bergen, NJ. Hendrick was

appointed Deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church in New

Barbadoes (present day Hackensack, New Jersey),25 Jul 1686.

He became an elder in 1705. He was a successful farmer and

land owner. Deacon at Hackensack Dutch church (Church on

the Green) in 25 Jul 1686. Elder of church May 1705.

witness at the baptism of a child of Weart Banta on 13 apr

1740. Had land between Overpeck Creek and Hudson River. 10

Jun 1708 he wrote a will, deeding to his eldest son Jacob

his farm. He called himself a yeoman. This deed recorded

on 19 Jul 1717.

 

Hendrick's son Hendrick

Joined Dutch Church at Hackensack, NJ 12 Jan 1718.

According to "Banta Pioneers", Hendrick was a blacksmith.

Wheelwright, farrier. He married

Geertruy, a deeply religious woman, who was zealous in

preserving the

teachings of the Dutch Reformed Church. They lived in

Hackensack, Bergen

County, New Jersey.

 

Frick quotes Mabel Spell's Notebook as having a baptism on

10 Mar 1694.

 

Son Hendrick H Banta

Blacksmith. Moved from Bergen Co to Somerset Co., NJ

between 1750 and 1752. He had 6 children by his first wife,

Rachel, and 13 to 15 by his second wife, Antie. Hendrick was

a natural leader. He was described as "brave, tenacious,

unswerving, a man with great force of character." The area

of New Jersey that Hendrick was from, Bergen County, was at

the crossroads of the fighting during the American

Revolution. The Hackensack square, and the Banta Farm, were

the place of encampment both the British and the Continental

Armies at one time or another. General Washington is known

to have established a camp on the Banta property, building

up a 3 foot high earthworks for protection, which remained

part of the landscape for many decades. Fourteen year old

Cornelius Banta, great granson of the original Cornelius,

carried a barrel of cider every other day to the Continental

troops camped on the land near his father's cider mill.

Bergen County residents were not, as a whole, in favor of

the rebellion, with the Dutch taking sides, father against

son, and brother against brother. The rebuilt Banta

homestead in Hackensack is now the Dumont Public Library.

 

According to Elsa Banta, Hendrick was the leader of the

Great Dutch Migration into the American frontier.

Overcrowding, and the influence of the English, German and

Swedes on the Dutch children, caused Hendrick to desire to

move westward. On December 19, 1751, he and Antie's first

daughter was born. Soon thereafter, they, and a number of

friends from the Schraalenburgh congregation set out for

their new home in Somerset County, in western New Jersey.

They were not the first to leave, but Hendrick's force of

character soon made him a leader in what became known as the

"Low Dutch Colony," ("Low Dutch" meaning that their

ancestors had come from the low lands of Holland).

 

When Hendrick went west to Somerset County, New Jersey, he

settled in Bedminster, Montgomery township. In 1752, he was

a member of the Montgomery Church, and chosen as an Elder in

1758. In 1768, Hendrick and 165 other Dutch and Huguenot

families (over 1,000 people) left New Jersey. He settled in

Conewago, York County, Pennsylvania, on land that he named

"Loss and Gain". The cabin that he lived in there was still

standing in 1983 on Swift Creek Run, 2 miles east of

Hunterstown, Pennsylvania, 6 miles east of Gettysburg, and 3

miles northwest of New Oxford, just south of U.S. Highway

30. He donated some land on this property for the Low Dutch

Church. He was appointed to the

York County Committee of Safety in 1774. Owner of the Banta

land on Swift Creek Run in 1983 was Russ Osborn.

 

In 1779, Hendrick once again pulled up roots. He led 75

settlers, via the Ohio River, to Louisville, Kentucky. His

son, Abraham, plus 11 others of Hendrick's 19 living

children, followed him. From Louisville they proceeded via

Beargrass to Cove Spring, Kentucky. They were attacked

numerous times by Indians along the way.

 

Will dated 13 Dec 1799 and probated 14 Oct 1805 in Shelby

Co., KY bequeathing property to his widow Antjin. She raised

5 step children, 13 of her own and 9 grandchildren, from

Hendrick and Maria Stryker Banta. She accompanied husband

Hendrick to found a Dutch colony in Somerset Co., NJ, York

Co., PA and then in KY.

 

Buried, about 1810 at Pleasureville, Kentucky, cemetary.

 

Son

"Hendrick, born March 1, 1778 and named for his eldest half-

brother who

had died the previous year. He was called 'Hanchon' by the

family members.

He married Molly Van Arsdale and they had 3 daughters. He

was one of the

first to join the Shaker community, and was known among them

as 'Vestus'

Banta. He was a Deacon for 4 months and Elder for a short

time. Hendrick

left the Shaker village but returned after several years. He

seemed to

have a problem with 'strong drink'...Molly also joined the

Shakers along

with him although marriage was not recognized with the

Shaker sect, the

men living apart...Their 3 daughters lived their entire

lives at Pleasant

Hill and as a consequence never married... All are buried in

the Shaker

burying ground, Pleasant Hill."

 

"A Frisian Family, The Banta Genealogy" by Theodore

Banta, 1893. It is available at many libraries and can be

purchased at

Higginson Books, of Salem, MA. Higginson is on the Web at:

http://www.higginsonbooks.com/

Banta Info # 2

 

1 - EPKE LUUESZ was born Abt. 1569 in Jelgersma,

Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland, and died Abt. 1630 in

Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland. He married SIL CORNELISDA

in Jelgersma Estate - MInnerstga, Friesland, Hol. The estate

of Epke LUUESZ, Jelgersma, was a few miles northeast of the

port of Harlingen in the North Holland Province of

Friesland. Died about 1630 and his widow, Sil CORNELISDA,

moved to the village of Minnertsga. SOURCE: Banta Pioneers

and Records of The Wives and Allied Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228 be, SLC, Page 7, 8, 13

 

Wife SIL CORNELISDA:

She had a sister, Aechte CONELISDA, who was married to

Dirck Rynchen

HANIA. SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and

Allied Families

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta; 929.273 B228be SLC; Page 12

 

Child of EPKE LUUESZ and SIL CORNELISDA:

 

2 - JACOB EPKESZ, was born Abt. 1598 in Arum, Friesland,

Holland (Source: Br¯derbund Software, Inc., World Family

Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-

ROM," Tree 2617.), and died Aft. 1655. He married REYTSKE

SICKEDR Abt. 1630 in Friesland, Holland.

 

Notes for Jacob Epckensz

- lived at Arum from 1633 to 1633 and at the town of Boer in

1650.

- record of some of their land is recorded by the Court of

Barradeel

"Feb 24, 1636; Alle van Boerum, master builder of the

Leuwarden and

stewart of the St. Antony Gasthuis (home for the aged and

infirm),

Tonis RIEMERS and Joris GERRYTS CAMP burgopmasters aof

Leeuwarden, buy

9 pondematt 5 eijnsen and some penningen (8 1/2 acres)

farmland at Min-

nertsga from Jacob EPKES and Reytske SICKEDR married people

at Arum."

!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of The Wives and Allied

Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228 be, SLC, Page 7, 8, 13

 

Notes for wife REYTSKE SICKEDR:

- they lived on an estate in Arum

- The hereditary right of Jacob, probably through his

wife's family,

entitled him to vote in the Laddag.

- Reytske died prior to May of 1652, her husband and son

surviving her.

- Jacob and their only known child, Epke JACOBSE, were her

heirs.

- the money inherited by her son, Epke JACOBSE, was held in

trust by Jacob

as late as Feb of 1656.

!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and Allied

Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; page 12

 

Child of JACOB EPKESZ and REYTSKE SICKEDR is:

 

3 - EPKE JACOBSE BANTA, b. 1620, Harlingen, Friesland,

Holland; d. 1692, Bergen County, NJ, USA. EPKE JACOBSE3

BANTA was born 1620 in Harlingen, Friesland, Holland, and

died 1692 in Bergen County, NJ, USA. He married SITSKE

DIRCKSDA in Holland.

 

Notes for EPKE JACOBSE BANTA:

Came with his wife and five sons from Amsterdam in the "De

Trouw" to New Amsterdam in 1659; settled at Flushing, Long

Island, but removed before 1675 to Bergen (now Jersey City)

New Jersey; judge, 1679." Member of Court of Oyer and

Terminer, 1679.

Source: Compendium of American Genealogies

 

Epke is a rare name, only noted among Banta family

decendents but it may be the equivalent of the English

Egbert. Jacobs, Jacobse or Jacobsen all mean son of Jacob,

therefore presumably Epke's father's name. The Banta name

started for unknown reasons. It is a Gaelic name which may

derive from Beaunta, meaning hills or mountains. It first

appeared in records of the Reformed Dutch Church in

Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ August 22, 1696.

The first use of the family name may have appeared in 1640

whenJacob Epke started signing his name "Jacobi Epkes te

Bonta," and it appears this way at the States Arcives in

Friesland at Leewarden. This means "Jacob Epkes at Bonta,"

the name of Epke's grandparent's farm near the Frisian Arum.

Epke lived in the vicinity of Harlingen, a seaport in

Friesland, a provence of Northern Holland. He was a miller &

owned a windmill. He, his wife, and five sons came to the

United States, landing February 12, 1659. His wife's name

is lost. His children were 9 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4

years and 6 years old when they arrived on the ship DeTrouw,

(The Faith) skippered by Jan Jansen Bestevaer.

They settled first in Flushing on Long Island, 11 miles from

New York City (all records burned 1789). Epke was an

Innkeeper. Epke purchased a grist mill on 12/29/1671 from

Benjamin Coe in Jamaica, an adjoining town. They moved to

New Jersey and settled in Bergen Co. across from New York

City prior to 1675. Epke was appointed one of the Special

Court of Oyer and Terminier on February 18, 1679. He

purchased land in Hackensack, NJ in 1681.

 

Epke JACOBSE is the son of Jacob EPCKENSZ and Reytske

SICKEDR

SOURCE: Banta Geneology page 10

- New Jersey Colonial Documents, East Jersey Deeds, etc.,

Liber No. 3, page 165

1679 Feb 18. Do. for the Bergen County Court viz: Capt.

John

BERRY, President, Laurence ANDRISSEN, J. P., Elias MICHILSEN

and

Epke JACOBS, Magistrates, Assistants - Liber A, page 171

1685 March 25. Patent to Cornelis CHRISTIANSON of Bergen

for 183 acres in New Hackinsack, bounded N.E. by William

DOWGLES, S. W. by Eptkey JACOBS, S.E> by a branch of

Overpecks Creek, N.W. by Hackinsack River.

 

- Liber A, page 175 1685 March 25. Do. to Eptkey JACOBS of

Bergen for 183 acres at New Hackinsack, bounded S.W. by

Albert SUBBERESCOE, S.D. by the West

branch of Overpeck's Creek, N.E. by Cornelis CHRISTIANSON,

N>w.

by Hackinsack River.

 

- Liber A, page 323 1686 Jun 9. Do. Gawen LAWRIE, for

Peter SONMANS, to Eptkey JANSEN (1) of New Hackensack,

Bergen Co., for 240 acres of the 720 acre patent bounded S

and N. by Albert SABERISCOE, E. by Hackinsack River, W. by

Winocksack Brook (1) Qy: Jaobs?

 

- Liber D, page 432 1693-4 Feb 22. Recorded 20 June 1694.

Do. John ADAMS of Hackinsack R., Essex Co., and wife

Elizabeth to John de BRYNE, merchant, and Cornelius van der

Burgh, silversmith, both of N.Y. City, for 240 acres in

Essex Co., E. Hackinsack R., S. Albert SABERESCO, N. Epkey

JACOBS, W. the commons.

!SOURCE: New Jersey Patents and Deeds 1664 - 1703; edited

by William

Nelson; Pages 44, 62, 63, 79, and 198, respectively

G 929.3749 P29 Santa Clara Library

 

Recent information received from the Archivist at the States

Archives in Frieslad at Leeuwarde, reveals that the father

of Epke JACOBSE, Jacob EPKES, was signing his name "James

EPKES te BONTA" (Jacob EPKES at Bonta) in 1640. This name

was believed to be derived from the farm near the Frisian

Arum, in which Epke's grandparents used to have their

residence.

 

Departed Feb 12 1659, they left Holland from the Port of

Harlingen. Arrived with his wife, Sitske DIRKSDA, and their

five sons on the Ship De Trouw (the Faith), under the

command of captain Jan Jansen Bestevaer, and bound for New

Amsterdam in the year 1659. This was during the time when

the Dutch West India Company was trying to retain its

stronghold in this county by colonizing more rapidly than

the English.

 

The hereditary right of Jacob, probably through his wife's

family, entitled him to vote in the Landdag. Reytske died

prior to May of 1652, her husband and son surviving her.

Jacob and their only known child, Epke JACOBSE, were her

heirs. The money inherited by her son was held in trust by

Jacob as late as Feb of 1656. Epke JACOBSE was a miller in

Oosterbeirum and in Minnertsga. Court records show that he

and his wife bought a house in the village of Oosterbierum

in 1652 and sold it at a loss in 1655, returning to

Minnertsga. On Oct 8 1656, Epke JACOBS, miller at

Minnertsga was arrested and caused to appear before the

public prosecutor and find for permitting a Roman Catholic

priest in his house to baptise his child." (in Holland).

He was an inkeeper in Vlissingen, or Flushing as we now know

it, in Queens Co, Long Island. Sold land to Hendrick Joris

RINCKERHOFF at Old Hackensack, 17 June 1685. (Banta married

a BRINCKERHOFF)

!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of The Wives and Allied

Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta; 929.273 3228be Pages 5,6,12 SLC

 

List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 - February 12, 1659 in De

Trouw [In some

entries this name is spelled De Trou, and in others De

Trouw] (The Faith),

 

Capt. Jan Jansen Bestevaer

Epke JACOBSEN, bouma (farmer) from Harlingen, wife and five

sons, 3/4, 2, 3,

4, and 6 years old

!SOURCE: Ship Passenger Lists New York and New Jersey (1600-

1825)

Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer. G929.3749 N53.

Page(s) 121-122

 

Buried in Bergen County, NJ

 

Notes for wife SITSKE DIRCKSDA: Alternative spelling of

family name is Dirksdr.

Buried in Bergen County,. NJ, USA

 

Sons of EPKE BANTA and SITSKE DIRCKSDA (Cornelius &

Weart) :

 

4A - CORNELIUS EPKE BANTA was born Abt. 1652 in Minnerstga,

Friesland, Holland, and died Abt. May 1719 in Hackensack,

New Jersey, USA. He married (1) JANNETJE DU PRE, daughter

of JAN DU PRE and JANNETJE DE RUINE. He married (2)

MAGDALENA SAMUELSE DES MARETS 18 November 1699 in

Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, daughter of SAMUEL DES MARETS

and MARIA DE RUINE. He married (3) ABELTIE SLOT 1 March

1718/19.

 

Notes for CORNELIUS EPKESE BANTA:

Cornelius's will was proved in 1719. He was a large

landowner. He died spring 1719 and the will was recorded in

the office of the Secretary of State in Trenton N.J. in Book

A,., page 123 !SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the

Wives and Allied Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; pages

51-53

 

- married Jannetie DUPRY 1708 both born and live in

Hackensack

!SOURCE: New Jersey Colonial Documents, Hackensack Church

Mairrage Records, Page 472

 

Notes for JANNETJE DU PRE:

Jannetje was baptised in 1662. She died in childbirth

(twins).

A Frisian Family - The Banta Genealogy Page 11

 

Child of CORNELIUS BANTA and JANNETJE DU PRE:

 

5A - JAN CORNELISE BANTA, b. Abt. 1686, Hackensack, New

Jersey, USA; d. Bef. 1750, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. He

married CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN 3 April 1708, daughter of

FERDINANDUS VAN SICKLEN and EVA JANSSEN.

 

Notes for JAN CORNELISE BANTA:

Mercer County KY Marriage Records indicate:

- he married Sally (Sarah) COZINE 10 Jan 1807

- bondsman: Daniel BREWER

- bride's father: John COZINE

- teste: Peter VANARSDALL and George BYARS

 

Child of JAN CORNELISE BANTA and CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN:

 

6A - CORNELIUS JAN BANTA, b. 29 January 1708/09, Passaic,

NJ, USA. He married a cousin, *RACHEL BANTA 26 April 1730.

Their grandfather's were brothers.

 

Child of RACHEL BANTA and CORNELIUS JAN BANTA is Weart

C. Banta.

 

* See Wiert Epke Banta below for Rachel Banta's ancestry

 

4B - WIERT EPKE BANTA ( 2nd son of EPKE BANTA and SITSKE

DIRCKSDA):, b. May 1658, Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland; d.

Abt. 1689, New Jersey, USA. He married GERRETIE DE

MANDEVILLE 7 October 1681 in Bergen County, NJ, USA,

daughter of GILES DE MANDEVILLE and ELSIE HENDRICKS.

 

Notes for WIERT EPKE BANTA:

"Came from Amsterdam in the "De Trouw" to New Amsterdam with

his parents in 1659". Source: Compendium of American

Genealogies

 

Wiert Epke BANTA is presumed to have died about 1689 or

1690. No exact date has been found. The list of New

Jersey Patentees paying quit-rents dated from March 1687 to

1696 records, "Wiert Epke (Banta) Heirs, 160 acres.! He

would have been about 32 years old at the time of his

death. His widow, Geertje, married Pitere Meet in 1696,

and after Pieter's death she married "a man from Boston",

Increase Power, in 1699.!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records

of The Wives and Allied

Families; Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228

be, SLC, Page 51

 

Notes for GERRETIE DE MANDEVILLE:

Also known as Gerritje Jillis Manderville.

 

"Laurents Jansen De Camp was born about 1645 in Picardy or

Normandy and was

married in 1676 to ELSIE DE MANDEVILLE, daughter of Giles

DE MANDEVILLE, the

Huguenot.

April 2, 1657. In the Ship Draetvat (Wire Cask) Capt. Jan

Jansen Bestevaer

*THIS MAY BE A CLUE TO HER PARENTS

Giles Jansen De MANDEVILLE and his wife, Hlsie HENDRICKS,

fled from Rouen to

escape persecution and came to America in 1649 on the Ship

"Faith", settling

first in Nieu Amsterdam. He was born about 1625 in

Normandy and was married

1648, in Holland, to Elsie Hendricks. He died about 1701

in New Amsterdam.

His children married and came to New Jersey, settling in

the Passaic Valley.

Giles de Mandeville's daughter, elsie, married Laurens

Jansen de Camp

!SOURCE: Ship Passenger Lists New York and New Jersey

(1600-1825)

Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer. G929.3749 N53.

Page(s) 234, 235

 

Child of WIERT EPKE BANTA and GERRETIE DE MANDEVILLE:

 

5B WIERT WIERTSE BANTA, b. 19 August 1682, Hackensack, New

Jersey, USA; d. Bef. 16 June 1733, Hackensack, New Jersey,

USA. He married MARY DEMAREST 27 April 1706, daughter of

DAVID DES MARETS and RACHEL CRESSON.

 

Notes for WIERT WIERTSE BANTA:

he was elected Church Warden at Hackensack in 1723

- they had 11 children, 5 of whom died in infancy.

!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and

Allied Families;

Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; page51

- 1732 Jan 25. BANTA, Wiert of Hackinsack, Bergen Co.,

weaver;

will of. Wife Marie, Executrix. Children, Wiert (eldest

son), David, Hendrick, Jacob (youngest son), Rachel and

Ledia. Brother Hendrick BANTA and brother-in-law John

ZABOWRISKY, both of hackensack, "tutors and administrators

of all my minorene children as also executors and

assistants of my said wife," youngest child not 13. Land

and tenements on the Hackinsack (where I live) and land on

the great swamp meadows on the west sixe of Hackinsack

River. Witnesses - David DEMAREST,Sen., Jost VREDENBURGH,

Johannis BOUGART, Robert LIVESEY, Jacob BANTA. Proved 16

Jun 1733 Lib B, page 441 SOURCE: Documents Relating to the

Colonial History of New Jersey First Series Vol XXX.

Calendar of New Jersey Wills,

Administrations, Etc. Volume II 1730-1750. 994.9 B49A,

Series I, Vol 30, Page (s)36

 

Child of WIERT WIERTSE BANTA and MARY DEMAREST is:

6B RACHEL BANTA, b. 29 June 1712, Hackensack, New Jersey,

USA. She married (6A)CORNELIUS JAN BANTA 26 April 1730, son

of (5A) JAN CORNELISE BANTA and CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN.

 

Child of RACHEL BANTA and CORNELIUS BANTA is

Weart C.Banta 7A/B

From Perkinsbull papers - Ontario Archives, Toronto

Weart Banta lived in New York and joined the King's troops

in New York at the beginning of the Revolution and served as

lieutenant in the King's Militia Volunteers. He was badly

wounded while fighting in New Jersey. He came to Canada in

1795 and was granted 2,000 acres of land. He died prior to

Oct, 1796. His wife's name was Elizabeth and their children

were; John; Sarah, married VanWyck; and Elizabeth, married

Isaac Davic. "Wyart" and "Bonter" are variations of

spelling Weart Banta in old records.

 

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