of New Amsterdam and Rockland Co, NY
1 i. Douwe Harmensen
(1624/5 in Harlingen, Friesland, Holland - 19 Jun 1687, Bergen, NJ) m.
bef.1655 Dirckje Theunisse (1624-1703, Nyack, NY) of Friesland. In
Jun 1658, Douwe and Dirckje with son Harma emigrated from Friesland,
Holland for New Amsterdam. By 1664 Douwe had moved his family across the
Hudson to Bergen (Jersey City), NJ, where he joined the Reformed Dutch
Church. Bergen was the first Dutch community in the Province of New
Jersey. Before Douwe died, he and Dirckji had two
ii. Janetje (5 Feb 1661 - 26 Oct 1666)
iii. Theunis Dowsen (8 Feb
1664 - 17 Jul 1734)
iv. Dowen (c.1669-?)
(c.1655 in Friesland, Holland, -aft.1702), son of
Douwe Harmensen Talma & Dirckje
Theunisse, an Indian trader, is the acknowledged first settler on
Nyack Tribal lands in the Rockland area in 1675,
preceding the Tappan settlers. He established his trading post in what is
now Nyack. He purchased in 1684 a good portion, if not
all, of the Nyack lands from Claes Jansen (Van Purmarent) Cuyper.
married on 24 Jun 1707 at Tappan RDC Gsietje Minneus/ Minnelay
(c.17 Jan 1663 in New Amersfoort - 1715),
daughter of Minne Johanes & Reneje Feddans of New Amersfoot (Canarsie). In
1681, Johannes Minne mortgaged lands on the DeHart patent in Haverstraw
and became the first settler there with his wife and children (Johannes,
Albertt, and Gsietje). Johannes and Albertt are listed in the 1702
Provincial census of Orange County.
Harman & Grietje's daughter Dirckje was the first non-native child born in
Rockland County, NY. The 1702 Provincial census of Orange County
lists Harme Dowsen (Tallman) and his brother, Theunis Dowsen (Tallman).
Children of Harman Dowensen Talman & Gsietje Misseus include:
ii. Douwe Harmanse
Harme Taelman died in
1689 after his son Douwe Harmanson was born. Dirckje m2 on 8 Apr 1691 Abraham
Gerritsen Blauvelt with whom she raised four more children.
(5 Aug 1687 at Nyack; bap 28 Aug 1687 at NY RDC - 4 Oct 1768, buried RDC
Cem., Tappan, NY), dau. of
Harman Dowensen Taelman & Gsietje
Misseus, m on 25 Jun 1707 at RDC Tappan, NY, Abraham Haring (24 Feb
1681 in Tappan, NY) RDC - 18 Mar 1772, Tappan, NY)*. The family settled on a portion of the Haring tract in the Tappan Patent
to the west of Tappan Road in what would become Northvale and Norwood,
Dirckje and Abraham are buried in the Tappan RDC churchyard. [See Haring Family
Tappan, NY- 11 May 1779), son of
Harman Dowensen Taelman & Gsietje Misseus, m. 12 October 1715
at Tappan RDC Maria Haring
(1692-?), dau. of Cornelius Janse Haring & Cattryn Vlierboom of Tappan.
Margrietje Tunisen (2 Sep 1716-?) m. Matthew Bogert (1702-1784)
ii. Cornelius (2 Oct 1718-1789) m. Maratie Petrus Brower (c.1724 -
iii. Catlyntji (24 Jul 1724 - 16 Jun 1803) m. Petrus Westervelt
iv. Dirckje (8 Nov 1726 - 15 Jun 1805) m. Roelof Westervelt
v. Harmanus ( 16 Apr 1731 - 22 Jan 1773) m Beletie Brower
vi. Fytie (7Apr 1737-bef.1768) m Jacob Westervelt (c. 1730-?)
Douwe Harmense Taelman served in the Revolutionary War. He was
murdered in Closter, NJ, on 11` May 1779. He is buried at the Sauches
Taves Begraven Gound in Demarest, NJ.
the remains of
Who died on the
11th day of May 1779
in his Ninetieth year
This aged man at his residence near
this place was willfully and barbarously murdered by a party of
Tories, Traitors to
their country who had taken refuge with
the troops of Britain then in New York
And Come thence to Murder burn
To pay a tribute of Respect to his
and also to commemorate the Manner
of his Death several of his relations
have erected this stone
2 ii. Theunis/Theunes
(8 Feb 1664, Bergen, NJ - 17 Jun 1739, buried Oak Hill Cem., Nyack, NY), son of
Douwe Harmensen Talman & Dirckje
Theunisse. Between 1683 and 1702, Theunis served as Royal High Sheriff of
Range (Orange) County, NY.
Theunis m 1st
abt. 1694 Brechtje Haring (4 Jul 1675 at NYC, NY - abt. 12 Jan 1709 at Nyack,
Orange [Rockland] New York), dau. of Jans
Pietersen Haring & Margarietie "Grietje" Cosyn,
of New York City.
Theunis Taelman &
Brechtje Haring had nine children.
Bretchtje died as a result of complications of giving birth to triplets.*
Dirck (c.1695 -?)
ii. Grietje (c.1697 in Nyack, NY - 1779) m. 25 Jun 1717 at
RDC Tappan Cornelius Blauvelt with nine children.
iii. Antje (1699-?) m. 15 Oct 1720 at RDC Tappan Johannes Hennion
with seven children.
iv. Dirckje (c.1700-?) m at RDC Tappan 17 Sep 1721 Johannes Van Dalesen with four children.
v. Douwe (C.1703 in Orangetown, NY- 18 Sep 1783)
vi. Marytie (c.1706-?) m 17 May 1726 Abraham Smith with eleven
vii. Jan (Dec 1708 - aft. 1797) triplet, m. 19 Sep 1735 RDC
Hackensack Helena Blauvelt with four children.
viii. Harmanus (Dec 1708 - ?) triplet m. Catrina Ecker
ix. Brechie (Dec 1708 - dy) triplet
Theunis m 2nd
on 11 Jan 1710 at Tappan RDC Margrietje Hogencamp (9
Oct 1687 -. ?) dau of Myndert Hogencamp of Nyack. Theunis & Margrietje had
Brechie (6 Jul 1710 -?) m. William Wood with four children.
x. Janettje (30 Aug 1712 -?) m Johannes Blauvelt
with two children.
xi. Theunis II (16
Sep 1714 - 23 Oct 1799)
xii. Harmen T. (25 Nov 1716 - 1798) m. Rebecca Snadeggs [Snediker]
(1717-?) with four children.
xiii. Autje (aft.1716 -?)*
The 1702 Provincial census of Orange County lists Theunis Dowsen (Taelman) and his brother
Harme Dowsen (Tallman). In 1702, the newly appointed Governor,
Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, ordered his sheriffs to conduct a census of
New York Province. The High Sheriff of Orange County, Theunis Taelman,
being unable to write, was less than enthusiastic and summarily replaced
by Capt. William Merritt of Snedens Landing.
Theunis II Tallman (16 Sep 1714 - 23 Oct 1799 at RDC
Cemetery, Clarkstown, NY ), son of Theunis Tallman & m. 30 Nov 1747 at RDC NY
Margrietje Debaan (1717
-1771 at RDC Clarkstown cemetery) with six children:
i. Tunis/Theunis III (26 Sep 1748 - 2 Aug 1841) m. 25 Nov 1768
Margrite Blauvelt (20 Aug 1754 - ?), daughter of Johannes Blauvelt
& Margrietje Smith.
ii. Maria (21 Dec 1750 Tappan, NY - 8 Nov 1830
Onondaga, NY) m. bef.1773 Gerresolvert Van Houten of Tappan, NY,
and had five children.
iii. Harmanus (1 Apr 1753 - 7 Aug 1776)
iv. Abraham (9 Aug 1756 - 1
v. Petrus (22 Oct 1759, Tappan, NY - 17 Nov 1826,
Skeaneteles, Onondaga, NY) m. bef. 1780 Margrietje Cobhem (17 Jun
1757 - 20 Nov 1822, Skeaneteles, Onondaga, NY) with eight children.
(9 Aug 1756 - 1 Dec 1820 Clarkstown, NY, buried Clarkstown RDC Cem.), son of
Theunis II Tallman & Margrietje "Gritje" Debaan,
m. abt.1781 Rachel Cornelison (3 Apr 1762 - 26 Apr 1843 Clarkstown,
NY, buried Clarkstown RDC Cem.). Abraham & Rachel had six children:
Tunis (bef. 1782 - ?)
ii. Harman A. (19 Mar 1782, Clarkstown, NY - 28 Jan 1853,
buried at Oak Hill Cem., Nyack, NY) m. at Clarkstown RDC, Clarkstown, NY, 30 Nov 1802 Emma Felter
( ? - 11 Jan 1885, buried at Oak Hill Cem., Nyack, NY)
iii. Catrina (4 Nov 1786, Clarkstown, NY - 1867, Clarkstown, NY) m.
at RDC Tappan , NY, 2 Dec 1802 Theunis J. Tallman (2 Sep 1781
- 21Aug 1828) son of Jan Tallman & Maria Durye.
iv. Abraham A. (4 Nov 1786 -
v. John (27 Jan 1792 - ?)
vi. Jacob (30 Oct 1803 - 21 Dec 1830)
Abram A. Tallman
(4 Nov 1786,
Clarkstown, NY - 26 Aug 1859, Orangetown, Rockland Co, NY, buried Oak Hill
Cem, Nyack, NY), son of
Abraham Tallman & Rachel Cornelison,
m. RDC, Tappan, NY, 1 Feb 1807 Catrina / Catherine Cornelison (abt
1786 - 31 Jan 1867, Orangetown, Rockland Co, NY, buried Oak Hill Cem.,
Nyack, NY). Abraham A. & Catherine had
Edgar (19 Jul 1808, Clarkstown, NY - ?) m . at RDC, Clarkstown, NY, 2
Dec 1841 Elizabeth Smith Tallman (27 Mar 1819, Clarkstown, NY - ?),
daughter of Abraham Tallman & Margaret Felter, and had at least three
ii. Ann Matilda (28 Aug 1810 - ?)
iii. Mycel Cornelison (22 May 1813 - ?) m. at RDC Clarkstown, NY,
28 Dec 1837 Jane Snediker.
iv. Margaret Debaan (11 Jan 1816, Clarkstown, NY - 3 Feb 1853,
Nyack, NY) m. 24 Dec 1836 at RDC, Clarkstown, NY, Abraham T. Bell.
v. Joseph Warren (7 May 1819, Clarkstown, NY - ?) m. bef. 1842
Ann Eliza Onderdonk (31 Mar 1821 - 1854, Nyack, Rockland Co, NY).
vi. Elizabeth (30 Dec 1821 Clarkstown, NY, - 18 Apr 1849, Nyack,
NY) m. 20 Nov 1844 at Nyack, NY, William E. Collins (abt.1821 - ?).
Alfred W. Tallman
(1830 prob. Clarkstown, NY- bef.1910, ).
1840 US Census:
NY > Rockland > Orange Town > [Image 27]
Abram A. Tallman:
M 10 under 15: 1 [poss. Alfred W. Tallman, <age 10, b.1830,
M 20 under 30: 1 [poss. Joseph Warren <age 21, b.1819, unmarried>]
M 30 under 40: 1 [poss. Edgar, <age 32, b.1808>]
M 50 under 60: 1 [Abraham A. Tallman, <age 53, b.1787>]
F 15 under 20: 1 [poss. Elizabeth, <age 19, b.1821, unmarried>]
F 50 under 60: 1 [Catherine/Catharina [Cornelison]-Tallman, <age 53, b.1787>]
1850 US Census:
NY > Rockland > Orange Town > p. 196
Abraham A. Tallman, 63, Farmer, b. NY <c.1787>
, 63, b. NY <c.1787>
" , 20, Carpenter, b. NY <c.1830>
Alfred W. Tallman
(1830, Orangetown, NY - bef.1900), probable son of
Abraham A. Tallman & Catherine Cornelison m. c.1854 Hannah Girling (1834, Sing Sing, NY -
aft.1910, Orangetown, NY), dau. of Robert Girling (c.1800 -bef.1860) &
Jemima --?-- of Sing Sing, NY. The first record of Alfred W. occurs in the
1850 Census. Children of Alfred W. Tallman and Hannah Girling include:
Horace P. Tallman (1855- ?)
ii. Elizabeth (1857,
Orangetown, NY - bef. 1930, Rockleigh, NJ) never married
iii. Effingham D. (1864 ,
Orangetown, NY - Aft. 1930, Rockleigh, NJ), never married.
In the absence of a
birth record for Alfred W. Tallman, there is rather good circumstantial
evidence linking Alfred W. Tallman to presumed parents Abraham A. Tallman
& Catherine Cornelison. The facts include the Orangetown, Rockland Co, NY,
location where Catherine and Alfred appear as likely and only
age-appropriate matches in the transition between the
and 1860 census enumerations. While there is
a 9-year separation between Alfred W. and his next younger sister, his
presumed father was a reasonable 44 when Alfred was born.
1860 US Census:
NY > Rockland > Orangetown > p 47
Tallman, Catharine, 73, b. NY <c.1787>
Alfred W., 29, Farmer, b. NY <c.1831>;
Hannah, 26; b. NY <c.1834>;
" Horace, 5;
b. NY <c.1855>
Elizabeth, 2, b. NY <c.1858>; and
Girling, Allice 17, b. NY <c.1843> [Hannah's sister]
NY > Rockland > Nyack > p 60-61:
Tallman, Alfred W., 40, Farmer, b. NY <c.1730>
Hannah, 35, Keeping House, b. NY <c.1835>;
Horace P., 15, Eliza, 13,
1875 New York
Supreme Court: Mutual Life Ins. Co of N.Y., vs Alfred W. Tallman.
Foreclosure, 14 Dec 1875.
1880 Census: NY
> Rockland > Nyack > Dist 55:
Tallman, Alfred W., 49, ladder maker, b: NY <c.1831>, Fb: NY, Mb: NY;
Hannah, 45, Wife, Keeping house, b: NY <c.1835>, Fb: Eng, Mb. NY;
Horace, 24, Son, Box Maker, b: NY <c.1856>;
Elizabeth, 22, Daughter, Helps, b: NY <c.1858.;
Effingham, 15, Son, at school, b: NY <c.1865>.
> Rockland > Orangetown > Dist 72:
Tallman, Horace P., Head, b: 1855 (45), b: NY, House Mover
Georgiana, Wife, b: 1855 (45) b: NY, m: 1878:
Ruby, Daughter, b: 1880 (19) b: NY;
Alfred W., Father, b: 1830 (69), b: NY, House Mover;
Hannah, Mother, b: 1834 (66), b: NY, m: 1853;
Elizabeth, Daughter, b: 1857 (42), b: NY;
Effingham, Son, b: 1864 (35), b: NY, Harnesser
Horace P. Tallman (1855, Orangetown, NY - ?),
m. in 1880 Georgiana C. --?-- and remained in the Tallman
homestead at Orangetown. They had one daughter, Ruby Tallman (c.1880-?) who is
lost in the 1910 census.
NY > Rockland Co > So. Nyack
Horace P. Tallman (55, Building mover)
Georgiana (55, Keeping boarding house)
Effingham Tallman (1864 ,
Orangetown, NY - Aft. 1930, Rockleigh, NJ), never married.
Effingham is listed in the US census Orangetown, NY, enumerations
1870-1910, with occupation in 1900 of
harness maker, in 1910 as "farmer, own farm".
NY > Rockland Co > Orangetown
Effingham Tallman (Head, 45, Farmer of own farm),
Hanah (mother, 76)
Elizabeth (sister, 50)
NJ > Bergen Co > Northvale
Effingham D. Tallman (55, carpenter)
Elizabeth (57, sister) living on Snedens Landing [Rockleigh] Road.
NJ > Bergen Co > Rockleigh
Effingham D. Tallman (lodger, 67, single, retired
carpenter) with Herman & Bessie Happel at 24
Snedens Landing [Rockleigh] Road.