Cornelia Sebring

Female 1720 - 1773


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  • Christened  17 Apr 1720  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  9 Oct 1773  NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Father  Living 
    Mother  Living 
    Family  Isaac VanHook,   c. 8 Oct 1721, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1809, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Nov 1746 
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    Married:
    • NYDRC Baptisms - New York, NY
      25 Oct 1747; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Arent; Arent Van Hoek, Maria Provoost, huis v.v. Fredrik Sebring.
      25 Jul 1750; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Fredrik; Fictoor Heyer, Maria Heyer, huis v. van Arent Van Hoek.
      2 Feb 1752; Isaak Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Maria; Gerardus Smith, Catharina Sebring, z.h.v.
      3 Mar 1754; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Cornelia; Walter Heyer, Teuntje Stevens, zyn huis v.
      14 Dec 1755; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Isaac; Jan de Boog, Vrouwtje Heyer, z.h.v.
      15 Jan 1758; Isaac Van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Fredrik; Zacharias Sikkels, Catharina Heyer, z. huis v.
      27 Apr 1760; Isaac van Hoek, Cornelia Sebring; Catharina; Theophilus Elswort, Catharina Heyer, h.v.v. David Brouwn.

      From the 1810 census records, it appears there were as many as 8 sons in this household.

      Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 1885
      The Burghers of New Amsterdam and the Freemen of New York. 1675-1866
      Page 148 - 4 Oct 1743 - Isaac Van Hook Junr., Cordwainer

      2 May 1774 - Isaac Van Hook Jr. signs a petition to the governor to suspend the act that directed all buildings in the City of New York should be of stone or brick, covered with slate or tiles (2977 male citizens signed this petition).

      NYDRC Burials - New York, NY
      9 Oct 1773 - Wife of Isaac Van Hook

      1800 US Census - New York City Ward 4, NY
      Isaac Van Hook
      2 males under 10
      1 male 10-15
      3 males 16-25
      2 males 26-44
      1 male 45 or over
      1 female 16-25
      2 females 26-44
      (no female over 45 - indicating Cornelia had died by this time)

      Forty Years Residence in America (or the Doctrine of a Particular Providence)
      Exemplified in the Life of Grant Thorburn (written by himself)
      Boston: Russell, Odiorne & Metcalf - 1834
      Page 72 - (about 1801)

      "On the east corner of Nassau and Liberty Streets, there lived the venerable old gentleman, Mr. Isaac Van Hook, so well known as the sexton of the New Dutch Church [later Middle Dutch Church] opposite his house, for nearly fifty years. James Laing and William Smith, both cabinet-makers, and carrying on a respectable business, having in their employment ten or twelve journeymen and apprentices; these men took a mad resolution, gave up the business, sold their stock, hired the corner house over the head of poor old Van Hook*, turned him and his tobacco pipes out of doors, and commenced the grocery business."

      *"This Mr. Van Hook was so great a smoker, that the pipe was not out of his mouth perhaps one hour in the twenty-four : he used the longest kind of Liverpool pipes. In the house, in the street, in the church, and in his bed, have I seen him with his pipe in his mouth. One day, a wag sent a countryman to ask if he sold any smoked tongues? The old man took the hint, said he had none to sell, but directed him across the street to old Mr. Watkeys, another noted smoker; between them they smoked the man, and, after drinking some good old hollands, parted good friends."

      New York Evening Post
      Monday, 13 Feb 1809
      Isaac Van Hook, age 90, died last evening

      Burials in Dutch Church, New York City, page 31, Vol 76
      14 Feb 1809 - Isaac Van Hook

      (note - believe the following to be daughter, Cornelia)

      1810 US Census - New York City Ward 5, NY
      Cornelia VanHook
      1 male 10-15
      1 male 16-25
      1 female 26-44

      1820 US Census - New York City Ward 1, NY
      Cornelia VanHook
      1 male 16-26
      1 female 45 or over

      Manhattan New York City Directory: 1829-30
      Cornelia VanHook, Greene Street c. Liberty
    Children 
     1. Arondt VanHook,   c. 25 Oct 1747, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1798, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Frederik VanHook,   c. 25 Jul 1750, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (died young)
     3. Maria VanHook,   c. 2 Feb 1752, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cornelia VanHook,   c. 3 Mar 1754, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Isaac VanHook,   c. 14 Dec 1755, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Frederik VanHook,   c. 15 Jan 1758, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catharina VanHook,   c. 27 Apr 1760, NYDRC - New York, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Apr 2015 
    Family ID  F44  Group Sheet