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DU BOIS, Jonathan
GRIFFIN, Richard
VAN DER HOEF, Catharine
(Abt 1722-)
DU BOIS, Cornelius
GRIFFIN, Charity
DU BOIS, Jonathan


Family Links

1. HAM, Catharine
2. HAM, Elizabeth

DU BOIS, Jonathan 1

  • Born: 10 Apr 1778
  • Christened: Fishkill, NY / Reformed Dutch Church
  • Marriage (1): HAM, Catharine
  • Marriage (2): HAM, Elizabeth about 1801
  • Died: 27 Jul 1851, Saratoga, NY at age 73
  • Buried: Rock City Cem., Milton Twn., Saratoga Co., NY

bullet  General Notes:

Family record copied from fly leaf on the original Bible of Jonathan DuBois in possession of Earl Ham, Shiocton, WI, March 16, 1938 by Mayhew or H. Elizabeth Mott. This record was subsequently filed with the Dubois Family Association, New Paltz, NY. There is no direct indication of the mother(s) of his children on the information copied from the family bible in 1938.

Cemetery with deathdate Information: Card on file at the Ballston Spa Public Library

This record contains some confusing and perhaps inaccurate information. See the Remarks below.

Jonathan DuBois and his wife Elizabeth are key figures in this lineage also, for information with the DuBois Family Association is evidently in error. Examination of the baptism records existant as well as a letter I have from 'Aunt Sally Dye' (Jonathan's youngest sister) written in 1867 which spells out the family lineage make it clear that this family is correct.

Jonathan may or may not have married a Catharine Ham first, but it is pretty clear that his children were by his wife Elizabeth. I also have original letters from them to their daughter Charity written towards the end of their lives.

As a young boy of about 12 he moved with his family from Fishkill to Schodack, New York and then as an adult to Ballston Spa where he died. His gravestone is in the Rock City cemetary in Milton township.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census on 28 Sep 1850 in Milton, Saratoga Co., NY. Age 72 with wife Elizabeth.


Jonathan married Catharine HAM. (Catharine HAM died circa 1810.)


Jonathan next married Elizabeth HAM, daughter of Johan Coenraet HAM and Christina STREIT, about 1801. (Elizabeth HAM was born on 11 Aug 1778 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY 2, christened on 6 Sep 1778 in Claverack, Columbia Co., NY 3 and died on 28 Feb 1862 in Saratoga, NY.)



1 Heidgerd, William, comp., The American Descendants of Chretien DuBois of Wicres France (DuBois Family Assoc., New Paltz, NY, 1969).

2 Claverack Reformed Church, Vital Records ( database: New York Births and Baptisms, Eastern Region, 1683-1928).

3 Ibid, Item 1096. Baptism Date: 06 Sep 1778
Father: Conrad Ham
Mother: Christina Streit
Item #: 1096
Child: Elisabeth
Sponsor: James Van Deusen; Elisabeth Smit
Birth Date: 11 Aug 1778 Baptism Record of Reformed Church: Claverack, (Columbia County) Reformed Church 1727-1899


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