"Hageman, Gitty (wife of Benjamin), d. Feb. 6, 1777, aged 41 yrs."Benjamin and Gitty had the following children:17
|i.||Adrian "Aaron" (~Apr 1756 - 21 Apr 1839)|
|Married Frances Wyckoff, had 7 children|
|ii.||Annatje "Anna" (~1759 - Feb 1777)|
|Died at age 18 in the same month as her mother|
|iii.||Benjamin Jr. (~1762 - 15 Feb 1829)|
|Married Magdalene "Leah" Garretson, had 2 children, lived on the original Hageman family homestead in Six-Mile Run, now Franklin Park, Somerset Co., New Jersey.|
|iv.||Peter ( ~1764 - >Jun 1804) Married Nancy Ann Suydam, had 3 children|
|v.||Mary (~1767 - 25 Oct 1840) Married Jacob Skillman, had 7 children|
|vi.||Gertye (~1769 - <Jan 1802) Probably died young, not named in father's will|
|vii.||Jannetye "Jane" (~1770 - >Jan 1802) Married Cornelius Waldron, had one child|
|viii.||John (~1772 - <Jan 1802) Probably died young, not named in father's will|
|ix.||Simon (~1773 - 1833) Moved to Ohio after marrying Ida Suydam,|
|died on the Mississippi River of yellow fever or cholera.|
|x.||William (~1776 - 1845)|
|Married 1) Phoebe Downing, 2) Margaret Traphagen, 3) Sarah Glover|
#641; Benjamin Hegeman of the County of Somerset, and Jacob Hyer of the County of Middlesex... [bound to]... William Livingston, Governor... 500 pounds... 2 Nov 1778. ... contract of marriage between the said Benjamin Hegeman... and Sarah Suydam, widow... [w] Jona DeareThe marriage of Sarah and Benjamin is twice recorded in the Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey Vol. 22:
[Page 183]:Benjamin and Sarah had the following children:
"Hegeman, Benjamin, Somerset, and Sarah Suydam 1778 Nov. 2"
"Suydam, Sarah, and Benjamin Hegeman, Somerset 1778 Nov. 2"
Benjamin Hegeman/Hageman, the youngest son of Adrian Hegeman and his wife, Maria Vander Vliet was baptized on 31 March 1731 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Harlingen in Montgomery Township in Somerset County, New Jersey.An abstract of the will of Benjamin Hegeman can be found in the Somerset County Historical Quarterly Volume VI, 1917, p.305:10
Benjamin married twice, first about 1755 to Gitty______, who was born about 1736 and died, 6 February 1777, and is the mother of his first ten (10) children. He married second, 2 November 1778 (License issued) in Somerset County to Sarah Voorhees Suydam, the widow of Isaac Suydam, (son of Ryck) who died in 1776. Sarah, our ancestor, the daughter of Peter and Mary Voorhees was probably born in November and baptized on 5 December 1742 in the First Reformed Church of New Brunswick in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died 9 January 1839 at age 96 years and two months. She is buried in Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Franklin Township, (now Franklin Park) in Somerset County, New Jersey, near her daughter, Ann Suydam Brown, wife of Andrew Brown. Sarah and her first husband, Isaac Suydam were the parents of five children. Benjamin and Sarah were the parents of two children, Isaac and Gertrude.
On 8 August 1754, Benjamin's parents, Adrian and Maria Hegeman conveyed one half of the family homestead to him and the other half to his brother, Simon. The homestead was located at Six Mile Run, on the West side of the "Old Indian Path" (now Route 27, Lincoln Highway) and about one mile north of Franklin Village (now Franklin Park). The homestead contained about 350 acres. It is almost certain that Benjamin acquired more land during his lifetime, for in OLDE NEW JERSEY..... page 1084, (Land Records) Benjamin Hegeman from Garret Hoogeland, E.3:251 (acres?) 1765. NEW JERSEY RATABLES. GMNJ Vol. 51:36, among the names listed is Benjamin Hegeman, 6 (Lots) "These men names above written who are tax'd for sundry lots of land are mostly Inhabitants in Summerset County though their lots lays in our Township which causes much trouble for the Asseser & Colector." Benjamin and his older sons, Adrian, Peter, and Benjamin, Jr. are listed on the 1793 Census of New Jersey in the Eastern Precinct of Somerset County. Later his son, Peter who married, Nancy Suydam, lived, owned and died on the homestead.
Found in, NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS, Vol. 25:82, New Jersey Archives. "1766...run away from Benjamin Hegeman, of Somerset County, in New Jersey, the 25th of March last, an Irish Servant Man, named James M'Grady, of short Stature, fair Complexion, and has brown curled Hair; Had on when he went away, a light brown Jacket, the sleeves of another cloth, an old homespun Linen Shirt, Leather Breeches, made of Sheepskin, blue yarn Stockings, has near three years to serve, and has been Servant before in Pennsylvania, near Lancaster. Whoever takes up said Servant and brings him to his said Master, shall receive Fifty Shillings Reward; if secured in any Goal, and Notice given thereof to his said Master, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, paid by
Note: Immigrants from other countries often indentured themselves to serve for a certain number of years, as payment for passage to this country.
Benjamin Hegeman is listed as a Private in the New Jersey State Troops of Sommerset County, New Jersey in the Revolutionary War. (Official Register Of The Officers and Men Of New Jersey In The Revolutionary War, p.625) Note: Margaret Bascom Cron, of Elizabeth, N.J., joined the D.A.R. under Benjamin Hageman, her 3rd Great Grandfather. Her D.A.R. Number is 663593.
At the close of the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Hageman of Six Mile Run proved that he suffered depredations by the British Troops to the extent of [pound sign] 59.19.5.
On February 6, 1800, Benjamin Hageman and Sarah, his wife of Somerset County, deeded woodland in Middlesex County to Andrew Brown for [pound sign] 72.11.0; on May 12, 1801-deeded property to Abraham DeHart of Middlesex County for $223.60. Note: research done by EWH and found in the Hageman File at Rutgers University by Margaret Cron and June Wick and sent to me in 1991.
Benjamin Hageman died 11 June 1804 at Six Mile Run and was buried there in the Hageman Family Cemetery, about 300 yards west of his parents home along the fence line. Benjamin's first wife, Gitty, and his daughter, Anna, his parents and probably others were buried there. Their neighbors were the Stryker's and their family cemetery was on the other side of the fence. It appears that around 1936 any stones left in the Hageman Cemetery were put in the Stryker Cemetery and the soil in the Hageman Cemetery was tilled. There is a stone in Elm Ridge Cemetery in the family plot of his son, Benjamin, Jr., in memory of Benjamin Hageman, died 11 June 1804 in 71st year of age; Gitty Hageman, died Feb. 6, 1777 41st year; Anna, dau. of Benj. & Gitty, died Feb. 1777, age 18. "The remains lie in the family Burial Grounds."
WILL OF BENJAMIN HEGEMAN
New Jersey Colonial Documents....Calendar Of Wills.....1801-1805
Page 207.....Condensed Version
1802, Jan. 19. Hegeman, Benjamin, of Somerset Co., will of. Wife, Sarah, bed, Dutch cupboard and furniture for one room in my dwelling house; also interest from $750. while my widow. After wife's marriage or decease, same to be divided between the children I had by my first wife. Daughter, Mary (wife of Jacob Skillman), 15 hundred dollars, and daughters, Jane (wife of Cornelius Waldron), and Getude (wife of John Neves (Nevius), each 15 hundred dollars. Remainder of estate (real and personal) to be divided amongst my 6 sons, Adrian, Benjamin, Peter, Simon, William and Isaac Hageman.
Executors....sons, Adrian, Peter and Simon. Witnesses...Peter Pumyea, Jr., Lawrence Suydam, Aaron Cowling. Proved June 26, 1804. Recorded, Surrogate's Office, Somerset County.
1804, June 25, Inventory, $4,729.72; made by John Stryker and Elbert Stoothoff, which included two negro boys, "Tone" valued at $220. and "Tom" at $170.00.
HEGEMAN, BENJAMIN, of Franklin twsp. Dated Jan. 19, 1802. Probat. May 26, 1804. Names wife Sarah; daus. Mary (wife of Jacob Skillman), Gertrude (wife of John Nevius), Jane (wife of Cornelius Waldron); sons Adrian, Benjamin, Peter, Simon, William and Isaac; also speaks of sons and daughters by first wife. Executors--sons Adrian, Peter and Simon. Witnesses--Peter Pumyea, Sr., Lawrence Suydam, Aaron Cowling. (A., p. 28).The following account of a land purchase is in a footnote on p. 31 of Carpenter's Hoagland family book (see also p. 73):3
Benjamin Hegeman buys from Garret Hoagland, of Cranberry, Middlesex Co., 125 acres in Cranberry brook, etc., Jan.1, 1760, Vol. E., p. 251, 'East Jersy Grants,' Sec. of State's Office, Trenton, N.J.The following is the biography of Benjamin's grandson Benjamin B. Hageman from James P. Snell's History of Hunterdon & Somerset Counties, 1881, between pages 804 and 805, with his portrait sketch at the top:13
[Note: Please read the part about who Benjamin's parents were with caution, as it contains some errors. -- Webmaster]
DOLIS or Dollius, Nyse or Denyse, Adrian, and Jacobus Hegeman, of the Raritans and vicinity of New Brunswick in 1703, were sons of Denyse and Liurstia Hegeman, of Flatbush, and grandsons of Adrian, the emigrant, who came over in 1650 or 1651 and settled in Flatbush.3 Sarah VOORHEES.12 Born about 1742. Sarah was baptized in New Brunswick, New Jersey on 5 Dec 1742.12
The subject of this sketch is a grandson of Benjamin Hegeman, and a great-grandson of Adrian Hegeman, who served in the Revolutionary war. The former occupied the old homestead of the family at Six-Mile Run, where John Garretson now resides. His first wife, Gertrude, bore him five sons and three daughters. The sons were Adrian, Benjamin, Peter, Simon, and William. Ann died aged eighteen; Mary married Jacob Skillman; and Jane, Cornelius Waldron. For a second wife he married the widow Sarah Brown[error: one of Sarah's daughters married a BROWN, but Sarah was born VOORHEES and first married a SUYDAM-- webmaster], and had a son, Isaac, and a daughter, Gertrude, who married John Nevius. He died June 14, 1804, over seventy-three years of age, and was buried on his own farm. His first wife died Feb. 6, 1777.
Benjamin, father of our subject, was born on the old homestead in 1762. He married Magdalene, daughter of Bernardus and Leah Garretson, in 1809, and had two sons, Bernardus G., born Jan. 5, 1810, died April 14, 1864, unmarried, and Benjamin B. Mr. Hageman died Feb. 15, 1829, aged sixty-seven. His wife died April 19, 1814, aged forty years five months and twenty-four days.
Benjamin B. Hageman was born on the north-eastern half of the old homestead, where Henry P. Cortelyou now resides, March 2, 1812. When two years of age his mother died, and he was taken to the old Garretson homestead at Middlebush, where he now resides, and which has been in the possession of the descendants of that family since Feb. 14, 1756. He grew up on the farm and attended the common school of his day. In February, 1845, he married Jane Ann, daughter of Samuel V. T. and Catherine (Smith) Van Wickle, of Middlesex County, and for sixteen years engaged in farming operations near Somerville. March 20, 1861, he returned to the Garretson homestead in Franklin township, erecting his attractive residence the same year. His barns were built in 1876-77.
Mr. Hageman is of a quiet and unostentatious temperament, and, while he has always taken a deep interest in events transpiring around him, he has kept aloof from the strifes and contentions of public life. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Reformed Church of Middlebush. He is recognized as a man of integrity in all the relations in life, and enjoys the confidence and respect of all. His children are Garretson, a graduate of Rutgers College in 1868, residing on the home farm, engaged in surveying and civil engineering and notary; and Samuel Van Wickle, a graduate of Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1874.
The following is from A Genealogy of the Van Voorhees family in America, or the descendants of Steven Coerte Van Voorhees of Holland, and Flatlands, L.I., by Elias W. Van Voorhis, 1888:12
[p. 351][she is listed as a child of the following]
[child #] d. Sarah, bap. Dec. 5, 1742, at New Brunswick, N. J.
[p. 339]The following is used by permission from Ora Elizabeth Hageman-Burnett and Ethel Marie Hageman-Mellies, sisters and descendants of Isaac and Maria Vanderveer Hageman, Hageman-Pendleton Genealogy, privately published June 1985 and updated November 1995, starting on p. 408:
[child #] 6. Petrus, b. Jan. 6, 1712, at Flatlands, L. I.; d. (Letters of Administration on his estate, dated Apr. 3, 1751, granted to his widow Mary, recorded in Office of Secretary of State of New Jersey at Trenton, Liber. E., p. 504); m. Mary. . . . , b. ; d. . He resided at New Brunswick, N. J.
SARAH VOORHEES SUYDAM HEGEMAN
Sarah Voorhees, the fifth child of Peter and Mary Voorhees was probably born in November and was baptized on 5 December 1742 in the First Reformed Dutch Church of New Brunswick in Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Sarah married twice, f irst on 25 March 1761 to Isaac Sedam/Suydam who was born in 1735 and died on 30 September 1776, just 3 days after his son, Isaac was born on the 27th. Sarah, married second, Benjamin Hegeman/Hageman, as his second wife, on 2 November 1778.
Sarah's first husband Isaac, was a blacksmith in the Township of Hillsbrough in Somerset County, New Jersey. Isaac made his will dated, 26 Sept. 1776. In his will he wanted his brother, Abraham Sedam and his brother-in-law, Stephen Vooirbees, who were named executors, to sell or dispose of his estate, both real and personal, as they think, to the best advantage to his wife and children. Sarah was to be given the full possession and income from the estate, during the age of his youngest child, or her remaining his widow. At the age (21?) of his youngest child, (Isaac), it was his will that his wife and all his children, shall share and share alike. The witnesses were Abraham Duboys, John Van Arsdalen and Hermanus Hoagland. On 19 Nov. 1776. Inventory, (pound sign) 102.15.6., was made by Abraham Duboys and Philip Van Arsdalen. Lib. M, p. 28. The will was proved on 13 Jan. 1778.
The Suydam and Voorhees families were among the neighbors of the Hegeman/ Hageman families. They all lived along or near the Old Indian Path that was the dividing line between the counties of Somerset and Middlesex. Isaac Sedam/ Suydam was the son of Ryck and Mary Sedam/Suydam. Benjamin Hegeman was one of the witnesses on the will of Isaac's father, Ryck Sedam who left 1/6 of his estate to the heirs of his son, Isaac. His will was dated, 1784.
Children: by her first husband, Isaac. Names from Suydam and Voorhees information.
I. Mary Sedam/Suydam, died young.
II. Peter Sedam, born 24 April 1763 in Somerset County, New Jersey and died 13 January 1813 in Cayuga County, New York. He was a Revolutionary War soldier. He married on 20 March 1785 in New Jersey to Jane Voorhees who was born on 14 February 1763 in New Jersey and died on 17 May 1847 in Auburn, New York. Jane was the daughter of Isaac Voorhees and his second wife, Helen Barleloo. Peter and Jane removed to New York in 1804, with their children, and settled in what is now the Town of Fleming, which was then Aurelius. They had nine (9) children. Jane married second, Nicholas Dubois. Peter and Jane are buried in Galpin Hill Cemetery in Fleming. (YesterYears, Vol. VIII, # 29, Sept. 1964, page 56).
(There is quite a bit of information on this family)
III. John Sedam, born 23 July 1765 in Somerset County, New Jersey and died about 1822. He married, three (3) times, first on 24 March 1785 to Jane Piatt who died on 7 January 1798 and the mother of five (5) children; he married second on 11 June 1798 to Sally Rose who died without issue; his third marriage to Jane Tate was on 4 July 1809 and she was the mother of five children. John was a Revolutionary War soldier. John and his family lived in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
IV. Ann Sedam, born on 21 December 1771, her death date is unknown at this time, but she is buried in Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Franklin Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, near her mother, Sarah Voorhees Suydam/ Sedam Hegeman. Ann married, date unknown to Andrew Brown who was baptized on 26 December 1771 at Six Mile Run Church in Somerset County. Andrew, the son of Matthew and Hanna Brown and appears to be a descendant of William Brown who settled in Middletown in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1665.
On 6 February 1800, Benjamin Hegeman/Hageman and Sarah his wife of Somerset County, deeded woodland in Middlesex County, to Andrew Brown for (pound sign) 72.11.0.
Children: not in order of birth.
A. Mary Griffers Brown, born 18 November 1796 and baptized on 5 Feb. 1797 at Six Mile Run and died on 17 Dec. 1830. She married John Staats Nevius of Six Mile Run and the son of Garret Nevius on 15 Nov. 1819. John Nevius was born on 19. Oct. 1797 and was baptized at Six Mile Run on 27 Nov. 1797. He married second on 7 Nov. 1834 to Ann Van Liew, the widow of Jaques J. Voorhees who died on 21 May 1870. John Nevius died on 27 June 1883.
B. Isaac Brown married Elizabeth Veghten.
C. Matthew Brown married Garretta Quick.
D. Sarah Brown married Garret Schenck.
V. Isaac Sedam/Suydam, born on 27 September 1776, three days before his father's death. No other information has been found on him. May have died at a young age. - - - - - - - - - -
Sarah Voorhees Suydam, married as her second husband, Benjamin Hegeman/Hageman on or about 2 November 1778 (License issued) in Somerset County, New Jersey as his second wife.
On 12 May 1801, Benjamin Hegeman/Hageman and Sarah his wife, deeded property to Abraham DeHart of Middlesex County, New Jersey for $223.60.
Benjamin and Sarah were the parents of two children, Isaac and Gertrude. They followed the Dutch custom of naming their children after their deceased spouses.
Benjamin died in his 71st year on 11 June 1804 and was buried in the Hageman Family Cemetery on the farm.
We assume that Sarah continued to live for some time on the family farm, since Benjamin in his will states that "Wife, Sarah, is to have a bed, Dutch cupboard, and furniture for one room in my dwelling house; also the interest from $750.00, while my widow." We did not find Sarah again, until 1830 at age 80 to 90 listed on the first United States Population Census available for New Jersey in Hillsborough Township, with her son, Isaac Hageman and his family. We do not knowwhere Sarah lived after her son, Isaac and some of his children left Hillsborough and settled in Fulton County, Illinois in 1838. Isaac's wife Maria had died in 1832.
Sarah died at age 96 years and was buried in Pleasant Plains Cemetery in Franklin Township near her daughter, Ann Sedam Brown. Her tombstone , which was still standing in 1946, says, "Benjamin Hagaman * "Widow" Sarah, d. Jan. 9, 1839, aged 96 years and 2 months." * means the husband not buried there.