Monday, March 19, 2012

Children of Andrew Weatherwax 1700-1784 and Anna Barbara Loscher

The Children of Andrew Weatherwax (1700-1784) and 1st wife Anna Barbara Loscher.

I will now give brief information on these first born in N. America ancestors.

Johan Sebastian Weatherwax b:17 Oct 1725 probably in or near Rhinebeck NY. He was baptized on 28 Nov 1725 at St. Pauls lutheran church,Ulster co. NY. He was confirmed on 17 Jun 1744 at Loonenberg Lutheran church in Rhinebeck NY. He appears on the tax rolls in Feb of 1748 Dutchess county tax lists. He married: Ursula Barbara Laun on 5 Mar 1747 in St. Peters Church. They had no known or documented children. He died sometime before 15 Oct 1789 in Rhinebeck
Because NY had no vital record laws his date of death was determined by the date of his wife's Will 15 Oct 1789 Dutchess co Wills. His wife Ursula died 18 Mar 1792 based on the cemetery records of St. Peters Church cemetery Dutchess co NY.
You will find my transcription of her Will on the SAMPUBCO website. She is cited in the Will as: Ursula Barwen Widerwax of Rhinebeck NY. Since she had no children as heirs the bulk of her estate went to siblings and their children. What is striking about this Will is her disposition of her three slaves. The first known incident of slave ownership within our family. She directs that James,Pith,Lurres, are to be manumeted or freed upon whatever the law will allow or when of marriageable age. She also indicates that her heirs must free them.
My next post will cover singly each child of this first marriage

Wayne E. Weatherwax Author
The Weatherwax Genealogy 1710-1930

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