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Barent DeWitt and Sarah Van Tassel:
Barent b. 18 Jan 1666 Netherlands d. aft. 1723 Raritan, New Jersey Sarah b. 1670 New York d. prob. NJ

Barent and wife, Sarah, lived at Tarrytown, NY, being members of the Sleepy Hollow Dutch Reformed Church, where we find records of the baptism of several of their children. This church was also known as the Philipsburgh Church, Philipsburgh being named for Frederick Philips, who owned the land upon which the town was built.

Between 1709, the last appearance of his name in Tarrytown, and 1710, Bernard, (at this point in the paper M.E. Wood changes his name to Bernard), DeWitt removed with his family to Hunterdon County, New Jersey, settling on the Raritan River. This part of Hunterdon later became Somerset County. A Dutch Reformed Church was established here in 1710, Bernard DeWitt being elected, at its organization, the senior Deacon.

It is not known when or where Bernard and his wife Sarah died, but it was probably at their old home near Somerville. No gravestones mark their last resting place, nor is there any will or administration account found to be on file.

Children of Bernard DeWitt and Sarah Van Tassel:
I. Arie (Ary), originally Andreas DeWitt, born 1695; married Elizabeth-----;lived at Tappan, later Tarrytown, New York. Had four children, three baptized at Tappan. He was living at Six Mile Run, Somerset Co. NJ in 1731.
Children of Arie & Elizabeth DeWitt:
....1. Isaac DeWitt bapt. at Tappan 5/26/1718
....2. Ary J. DeWitt, born 1720
....3. Sara DeWitt bapt. at Tappan 4/25/1722
....4. Elizabeth DeWitt baptized 4/10.1725
(Note-ME Wood does not give a source for son Arie or his children)

II. Paulus DeWitt, baptized at Tarrytown Dutch Church, 4/21/1697; married Catherine-------; died 1772, Bald Eagle Township, Northumberland Co., PA.
....1. Abraham DeWitt born about 1724, prob. in Hunterdon Co. New Jersey;
d. 1783, Sunbury, PA; married first---------------------;second - Eleanor------.
Children of Abraham and first wife:
........1. William DeWitt born abt. 1757, prob. in Sussex Co., NJ Removed with
his father to Bald Eagle Valley, Northumberland Co., PA. Served in the
Revolution from Northumberland. Removed to Ridgeway Twp., Bradford
Co., PA d. June 10,1836 m. Sarah------b. 1762
............1. Abraham DeWitt b. 1789
............2. Rebecca DeWitt b. 1804
............3. Paul DeWitt b. 1763/64 at the mouth of the Juniata and Susquenna Rivers. He served in the Revolution from Bald Eagle, Northumberland Co., PA. Removed before 1790 to Chemung Co., NY; d. Burliington
Twp. Bradford Co., PA, April 21, 1839; m. at Chemung Co.,NY Dec. 8 1792, Elizabeth Sly b. 1773 - eleven children (not named in this work) Descendants live in Bradford Co., PA.
............4. Abraham DeWitt b. circa 1762-1764, Sussex Co., NJ. He may have
been older than Paul. He lived in Jersey Twp. Steuben Co., NY and
died June10, 1853. Children were Isaac and one other. 4. Barnet DeWitt b. abt. 1766 d. when he was about 8 years old and was buried in Bald Eagle Cem.
............5. Isaac DeWitt b. 1768 in 1828 he was living in Jersey, Steuben Co., NY
............6. Sidney DeWitt daughter married Adam Long (de Long) 2. Martinus DeWitt, born circa 1726; married circa 1749, Saertje Joons. He migrated first to Virginia and thence, before 1760, to Cheraw, SC.
................1. Marie DeWitt bapt. at Deer Park 7/2/1750
................2. Harris DeWitt born probably in Virginia; was in the Revolutionary War, resided in Darlington, SC until 1809, when he went to Cooke Co., Tenn., where he died in 1829.
................3. Paulus DeWitt baptized at Readington Church Hunterdon Co., New Jersey 1/24/1728. He may have been the Paul DeWitt who had wife Mary------, and died in Sussex Co. NJ 1772. Or the Paul DeWitt who was of Deer Park Church in1751, whose wife was Catherine Depui. Owing to the frequent repetition of this Christian name, we cannot at this writing identify him with any degree of accuracy. Most researchers feel that this Paul is the one who married Catherine Depui. I am inserting Church records recording the marriage of Paul and Catherine Depui (Depuy) as futher proof that this Paul is the son of Paul son of Barent. "Marriage of Pauwell
DeWitt, young man, born Raretan (Rariton, Hunterdon Co., now Somerset New Jersey) married 12/10/1749, Catherina DePuy, young woman, born in Esopus, both dwelling in Palingskill." I also have children for Paul and
Catherine but will not include them in this writing as I am trying to just include the information given by M.E. Wood at this point.
................4. Peter DeWitt baptized at Readington Church, Hunterdon Co.,NJ 5/12/1734.
His wife may have been Sarah------; went first to Bald Eagle with his parents, but before 1774, had settled in Bedford County, PA in that part now included in Huntington Co., PA. He no doubt died before 1790, as we do not find him in the census of that year for PA, VA or SC. 5. Sara DeWitt, baptized at Readington Church, Hunterdon Co., NJ Oct. 31, 1736
................6. Barnet DeWitt, perhaps another son, born circa 1738. He removed to the Bald Eagle Valley. Descendants resided in Mifflin, Centre and Clinton
Counties, PA.
................7. Isaac DeWitt baptized at Readington Church, Hunterdon Co. NJ Nov. 1, 1741. Was of Frankford, Sussex Co., NJ and died there 1811-1813, leaving a number of children.
................8. Daughter born circa 1744
................9. Daughter born circa 1747

III. Petrus De Witt baptized Tarrytown Dutch Church 4/21/1697; married Elizabeth----lived at Raritan; member of First Reformed Church, Somerville, NJ; ancestor of Sussex Co. NJ - Wilkesbarre PA. family.
....1. Abraham DeWitt, born Sept. 25, 1725; married Maria Mary Sutphin; died
July 20, 1819. Lived in Hunterdon and Somerset Co. NJ. Removed 1766 to
Greenwich Twp. Warren Co., NJ where he died.
....2. Peter DeWitt
....3. Bernard DeWitt born about 1730; purchased lot in Greenwich Twp., Warren Co., NJ from brother Abraham, 1752; lived at Hartzelltown, 1819; married Barbara Glassarrach; she died Aug. 9, 1852 aged 90 years; buried Harmony Presbyterian Churchyard, Warren Co., NJ
....4. Paul DeWitt
....5. Isaac DeWitt born 1741; died Sept 18, 1828, aged 87 years; married Catherine ----------; died Feb. 21, 1822, aged 76 years 5 mo. 18 d., buried Harmony Presbyterian Churchyard.
....6. Sarah DeWitt, baptized First Reformed Church Somerville, NJ., Jan 22, 1737/8; married -----------Shipman. Resided in Greenwich Township, Warren County, NJ.

IV. Catharine DeWitt baptized 4/24/1699, Tarrytown, NY married John Smithson

V. Barent DeWitt baptized Tarrytown, NY. March 25, 1705/6; married 1737, Neeltje --------; member of Readington Dutch Reformed Church, where three daughters were baptized.
....1. Sertje DeWitt baptized 10/29/1738
....2. Marie DeWitt baptized 8/10/1740
....3. Antje (Nancy) DeWitt baptized 5/27/1742

VI. Sarah DeWitt baptized 6/19/1708, Tarrytown NY married before 6/19/1728
to Leonard Smock.

VII Titus DeWitt perhaps another son, married Elizabeth -------------
....1. Margareta DeWitt baptized Nov. 18, 1739
....2. Thomas DeWitt baptized Dec. 13, 1741
....3. Pieter DeWitt baptized April 2, 1749