Johannes Blanshan was born to parents Matheus and Annatjen Freer Blanshan in Hurley and baptized in Kingston on December 12, 1739 with sponsors Johannes Wiest and Catrina Freeling. On October 5, 1759 Johannes married Rachel Terwilliger of New Paltz. Johannes was a signer of the Articles of Association and served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment (Land Bounty Rights) of the Ulster County Militia, New York in 1776.
The children of Johannes and Rachel Terwilliger Blanshan were:
Mathew Blanshan - baptized in Kingston on February 17, 1760 under the sponsorship of Matthys and Annetje Freer Blanshan. On November 9, 1782 Mathew married Jacoba Burhans, daughter of Jan Burhans and Catharine Whittaker Burhans, baptized in Kingston on May 16, 1762. When Jacoba died, Mathew married Janneke Masten, born in 1781, on July 24, 1808. Janneke was the widow of Abraham Schut. Janneke died on October 28, 1841 in New York at age 60. (See Mathew Blanshan page)
Sara Blanshan - baptized on February 21, 1762 under sponsors Benjamin Freer Jr and his wife Elizabeth Terwilliger Freer. According to a family Bible Sara died February 16, 1769.
Jacob Blanshan -born in Hurley in 1764 and baptized in Kingston on February 5, 1764 under sponsors Jacob Blanshan and Catherine Van Wagenen. On February 12, 1789 Jacob married Mallitje Hermance of Kingston. Their children were Malletje (1789), Rachel (1792), Maria (1793), Anna (1794), Jacomyntje (1796) and Elizabeth (1798). When Mallitje died Jacob married Hannah Haynes (also Heynans, Hannion and Staniam) on July 5, 1801 in New Paltz. Their children were Nicholas (1802), Sally (1803), David (1806) and Nelly (1808). See (Jacob Blanshan 1764) page.
Annatje Blanshan - baptized June 22, 1766 under the sponsorship of Simon LeFevre and Annetje Blanshan. On March 3, 1785 Annatje married Edward Heermanse, son of Jacob Heermanse and Marretje Wittaker Heermanse, baptized May 24, 1761 in Kingston. They resided in Hurley. Their children were Jacob (August 20, 1786), Sarah (June 1, 1788) and Alexander Hamilton (May 29, 1791). Annatje died in February, 1794 and is buried in the Hardenburgh burying ground, Bloomington, Ulster County, N Y.
Johannes Blanshan - no information.
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