BURHANS, Jan Jacobsen
(Abt 1650-1708)


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BURHANS, Jan Jacobsen

  • Born: Abt 1650, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Marriage: TRAPHAGEN, Helena in 1665-1675 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY
  • Died: Oct 1708, Brabant, Ultster Co., NY about age 58

bullet  General Notes:

16 April 1663: Arrives in America on the ship Bonte Koe (Spotted Cow), evidently with a brother Barent Burhans. Colonial Manuscripts in Albany show a debt for Barent Burhans of 39 florins for passage and board on the Bonte Koe arriving 16 April 1663. The account was never settled and his name never appears on any records suggesting that he died in route or shortly after. Jan Burhans paid his account for passage on the Bonte Koe 17 October 1663.

Birth and deathdate from Christopher Brooks His marriage date is 1675/DFA records show 1665.

3 July 1664: admitted member of Ref. Dutch Church at Wiltwyck (Kingston, NY) as Jan Jacob Burhans. The witnesses were Jacob Burhans and Roeloff Swartwout.

Appears numerous time in the Kingston Court records, and Kingston Church Records until 1708, about which time he must have died, as his son Barent executed a Bond to his brothers and sisters in relation to their father's estate bearing the date October 30, 1708 and attested January 22, 1708. The tax list for 1709 values the estate of Jan Burhans at 130. 1 2


Jan married Helena TRAPHAGEN, daughter of Willem Jansen TRAPHAGEN and Jannetje Claesen GROEVNIS, in 1665-1675 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY. (Helena TRAPHAGEN was born about 1656 in New Amsterdam, Manhatten, NY and died in May 1732 in Brabant, Ultster Co., NY.)



1 Burhans, Samuel, Burhans genealogy : descendants from the first ancestor in America, Jacob Burhans, 1660, and his son, Jans Burhans, 1662 to 1893 (New York : Privately printed, 1894. 635 p.)

2 Brooks, Christopher, The Life of Willem Jansen Traphagen (1) Compuserve Genealogy Forum. 2) Website of Christopher Brooks.)

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