Family: William VanHook/Catherine Throckmorton (F2569)

m. Between Aug 1835 and Jun 1836


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  • Father | Male
    William VanHook

    Born  17 Oct 1782  New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  1 Jan 1783  Schraalenburgh, NJ DRC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  14 Mar 1864  Stamford, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Between Aug 1835 and Jun 1836  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Elizabeth Goelet | F3620 
    Married  24 May 1820   
    Father  Arondt VanHook | F45 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Abigail Stevens | F45 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Catherine Throckmorton

    Born  20 May 1795   
    Died  25 Mar 1852  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  2 Apr 1852  Christ Church Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Throckmorton | F2570 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine Reading | F2570 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Josephine Throckmorton Roach VanHook

    Born  9 Jun 1830  New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jun 1916  Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Gulian Hook | F2571 
    Married  7 Oct 1856   

  • Notes  Married:
    • 1829-30 New York City Directory
      William VanHook, Attorney & Notary
      office - 18 Wall Street
      home - 58 Broadway

      1839-40 New York City Directory
      William VanHook, Attorney & Notary
      20 Wall Street

      1850 US Census - New York Ward 15 Western Half, New York, NY
      23 Sep 1850
      William VanHook, 55, lawyer, b. NY
      Catherine VanHook, 40, b. NY
      Eliza VanHook, 20, b. NY (is this a daughter?)
      Josephine, 19, b. NY
      Michael Grandin, 30, waiter, b. Ireland
      Bridget Brown, 35, waiter, b. Ireland
      Margaul Quinn, 20, waiter, b. Ireland

      Note - Josephine was actually the daughter of Catherine's sister, Jane T. Roach, who died in 1832. William and Catherine formally adopted Josephine.

      New York City Directory - 1857
      William VanHook, lawyer, 67 Wall & planing mill, Bank c West, home 5 Fifth Ave.

      New York City Directory - 1859
      William VanHook, lawyer, 67 Wall

      1860 US Census - New York Ward 15, Dist 2, New York, NY
      6 Jun 1860
      Wm Van Hook, 87, lawyer, b. NY
      Gulian Hook, 35, merchant, b. NY
      Josephine Hook, 25, b. NY
      plus 3 "servants" from Ireland

      From "Throckmorton family history : being the record of the Throckmortons in the United States of America with cognate branches, emigrant ancestors located at Salem, Massachusetts, 1630, and in Gloucester County, Virginia, 1660." Bloomington, Ill.: Pantagraph Printing & Stationary Co., 1929., by Francis Grimes Sitherwood. - page 110

      "Catherine Throckmorton, b. 20 May 1795; m. William VanHook, a well known lawyer of New York City, about 1836; b. New York City, 1782, the son of a Dutch Reformed clergyman of the old Holland Dutch stock. Gen. George Washington was a friend of the family and a frequent visitor at the home, and on one occasion took the little William on his knee and gave him a silver dollar, which is still in possession of the kindred (NB: photo of the silver dollar is shown on page 108 in this volume). He was twice married, his first wife and child dying of scarlet fever. It was rather late in life that he m. Catherine Throckmorton, sometime between Aug 1835 and June 31, 1836. He was a man of high integrity and honor, holding funds in trust for widows and orphans, and settling up many estates. He was president of Phoenix Bank and held many offices. A staunch churchman and vestryman in Old Trinity for a number of years. Gulian Hook says of him in his journal: "My wife's uncle, William VanHook, was rather a remarkable man, a most delightful companion, a great reader and fine conversationalist. He had been acquainted with Hamilton and Burr, a friend of Commodore Perry and Decatur, Capt. Lawrence of "don't give up the ship" fame, and many others of historical prominence were his personal friends." William VanHook amassed quite a fortune during his successful career and resided all the later years of his life at 5 Fifth Ave., New York. He died, 14 Mar 1864, at the country home of his niece, Mrs. Gulian Hook, Stamford, CT, aged 82 years. Funeral held in Old Trinity and burial in Greenwood Cem., later removed to Vale Cem., Schenectady, NY. Catherine died 31 Mar 1852 at her home in New York City; int. Christ Churchyard, Shrewsbury, NJ. "She was a lovely woman of mild disposition and a great deal of character. They had no children. When her sister Jane T. Roach d. 1832, she gave Catherine, then unmarried, her baby daughter, Josephine Throckmorton Roach. This child was brought up by them and when they found they were going to have no children they adopted her."