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DU BOIS, Pierre (Or Peter)
BURHANS, Jeannetje
(Abt 1676-After 1735)
(Cir 1671-1751)
SCHUT, Heyltjen
DU BOIS, Jonathan
DU BOIS, Cornelius


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GRIFFIN, Charity

DU BOIS, Cornelius 1

  • Born: 26 Jul 1750, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY 2
  • Marriage: GRIFFIN, Charity on 22 Oct 1772 in Poughkeepsie Ref. Dutch Church
  • Died: 17 Apr 1834, Schodack, Rensselaer Co., NY at age 83 2
  • Buried: East Greenbush Rdc Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

Marriage date conflicts with Griffin, which shows 22 Jan, 1771 at the Presb. Church, Poughkeepsie, NY

Was recieved as a member of Schodack Reformed Dutch Church 1-14-1792. He was Deacon1798,99,1800, and was a member of the Consistory 1805,06,09,10,16. Military: Cornelius DuBois served in the Revolutionary War; 6th Dutchess Co. Militia, Col., Morris Graham's regiment (see also: NY in the Revolution, Roberts, 1897)

Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots: Volume 1 page 269

[p.269] DuBOIS Cornelius Old part, E Greenbush Cem, Schodack, Rensselaer Co NY 57 (Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol. 1, Dallas: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987. per search on

Cornelius lived to the ripe old age of 83, outliving his wife by 10 years. He evidently did quite well for himself, for his granddaughter, Elizabeth Porter, remembered in 1913 visiting his house about 1833, four years before he died. She was only 5 at the time, but remembered the house as "big, with large rooms and shiny floors".

He'd probably moved up to Schodack, NY from around Fishkill after his father died, for he's listed on the 1790 census of Rensselaerwick, and joining the Schodack Reformed Dutch Church by 1792, where he became a prominent and active member.

He'd fought in the American Revolution as a member of the 6th Dutchess Co. Militia, Col., Morris Graham's regiment. By the time he died, many of his children had moved away, many of them a bit futher north to Saratoga County, but according to a short biography of his daughter Elizabeth, his house was kept until his death by that doting daughter. 1 2 3


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census in 1790 in Rennselaerwick, Albany Co., NY. 2 DuBois, Cornelius, 1 free white male over 16; 3 free white males under 16; 7 free white females; 0 slaves.


Cornelius married Charity GRIFFIN, daughter of Richard GRIFFIN and Catharine VAN DER HOEF, on 22 Oct 1772 in Poughkeepsie Ref. Dutch Church. (Charity GRIFFIN was born on 6 Oct 1753 in Schodack, Rensselaer Co., NY 2, christened on 28 Feb 1754 in ? Brinkerhoff, NY,3 died on 31 May 1827 in Schodack, Rensselaer Co., NY 2 and was buried in East Greenbush Rdc Cemetery.)



1 Mott, Harriet Elizabeth, Mayhew Daggett Mott, Wisconsin Pioneer (Unpublished Manuscript).

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

3 Griffin, Paul J., Records of the Griffin family (

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