On these pages I will post selected information about my own ancestors. I will also post some record extracts and indices for places where I have done extensive research (e.g., all the Stoddard probates found in a particular county over a designated time period).
If you go to “Tree” you will be taken to an interactive TNG Genealogy tree of all my relations.
In addition, if you select this link, you will download a PDF file version of the original GEDCOM used to start my TNG tree.
This link is to a page of van Deventer contributors and links to other van Deventer-related websites.
Van Deventer – my maternal grandfather’s ancestors and relations
The Van Deventers have been in America since their arrival in Breuklyn, New Netherlands in 1663. My line moved to New Jersey, then western New York, and finally Michigan.
Associated surnames: Sharrar
Stoddard - my maternal grandmother’s ancestors and relations
These Stoddards supposedly arrived in Plymouth colony ca. 1627. My documentation currently goes back to the early 1800s western New York. They were in southeastern Michigan by the mid-1830s.
Associated surnames: Rushmer, Benns, Case
Kirby - my paternal grandfather’s ancestors and relations
The Kirbys arrived in Rochester, NY shortly after the Civil War and stayed there. My great-grandfather married a Hall, who descended from Great Migration Massachusetts Bay immigrants.
Associated surnames: Hall, Todd, Dewey, Appleton
Soucie – my paternal grandmother’s ancestors and relations
The Soucies arrived in New France during the last quarter of the 17th century. After the French & Indian War, they were removed from the coastal maritime area to Madawaska, Maine. In the mid-1800s they moved briefly to Quebec, before their final move to Charlotte, NY (now a part of Rochester).
Associated surnames: Hutchinson, LaShomb, Richard, Rivest
page last updated: 26 Apr 2012