ing direct from "Maory of Bosch." This Jan Bosch was a man of affairs in New Amsterdam. Almost immediately after his arrival he became a prominent householder, and for a decade a merchant, having frequent business with the courts; sometimes as a defendant and sometimes as plaintiff.
Albertus Bosch, son of above, who is described in early records as a "Sword cutler of New Amsterdam," had his residence and place of business on "the south side of Stone Street, east of Broad Street."
Justus Bosch, son of above mentioned Albertus, anglicized his family name by spelling it "B-u-s-h," and his descendants, with but a few exceptions, have followed his example. After New Amsterdam was re-christened New York City, Justus Bush became a prominent merchant there. He also became one of the original proprietors of the town of Rye, Westchester County, N. Y. On Feb. 23, 1697, he was married in the "Dutch Church," in New York, to Annekin (Anne) Smith.
Justus Bush, Jr., of Rye, N. Y., and Greenwich, Conn., oldest son of above mentioned Justus and Annekin Smith Bush, and the father of Anne Bush, the first wife of Nathaniel Sackett, at one time was the owner of a grist mill in the town of Greenwich. Justus Bush, Sr., in his will, which is dated June 24, 1737, and probated Dec. 4, 1739, makes provision, first of all, for his oldest son, Justus, Jr., in language as follows:
I , Justus Bush, of Rye, in Westchester County, N. Y., merchant being in good health. I leave to my oldest son Justus, £5, over and above £500 that I have given him, and what more shall come to him by this will, in full bar of all claim as heir at law.In a clause following he provides that his interest in a copper mine in Farmington, Conn., together with all his land in Newtown, shall belong to all of his children.
Children of Nathaniel Sacket.
Sackett, b. in year 1740, d. Jan. 15, 1827; m. Anna Lyon.
341. Richard Sackett, d. in year 1799; m. Rachel Holmes.
342. Sarah Sackett, m. Edward Joice, M. D.
343. Joseph Sackett.
344. Deborah Sackett, m. Benjamin Mead.
345. Nathaniel Sackett, m. Bethiah Reynolds.
346. Abigail Sackett.
347. John Sackett, m. Mary
348. William Sackett.
349. Henry Sackett.
350. Charity Sackett.
351. Mary Sackett.
352. Elizabeth Sackett.
119. Abigail Sackett, 1722-____, daughter of (26) Rev. Richard and Elisabeth Kirtland Sackett, was married to Jehial Hubbell.
360. Elizabeth Hubbell, b. in year 1747; m. Nathan Slawson.
120. Joseph Sackett, 1724-____, of Greenwich, Conn., and Bedford, Westchester County, N. Y., son of (26) Rev. Richard and Elisabeth Kirtland Sackett, was married, Apr. 28, 1751, by (32) Rev. Samuel Sackett, to Hannah Budson, daughter of Thomas Budson and his wife Jemima, both of the town of North Castle in said county of Westchester.
370. Richard Sackett, b.
June 7, 1754; m. Tobiatha _________.
371. Thomas Sackett, b. Jan. 31, 1756, d. Feb. 27, 1763.
372. Joseph Sackett, b. Nov. 1758.
373. Solomon Sackett, b. Jan. 4, 1760.
374. James Sackett, b. Jan. 14, 1762.
375. Nathaniel Sackett, b. Oct. 8, 1763, d. in year 1812; m. Rachel ______.
376. Deborah Sackett, b. Feb. 4, 1765, d. Feb 20, 1765.
377. Samuel Sackett, b. Aug. 4, 1766.
378. Daniel Sackett, b. Sept. 23, 1768.
121. Elisabeth Sackett, 1720-1809, daughter of (27) John and Elisabeth Field Sackett, was married, May 22, 1743, to John Leverich, 3rd, of Fishkill, N. Y., and Newtown, L. I.
Rev. William Leverich, the founder of the New York branch of the Leverich family, was born in England and educated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, taking his degree of A. B. in 1629. In 1633 "he engaged to become the minister of Dover, New Hampshire, and came from London in the ship James, reaching Salem on October 10 of that year. After spending two years at Dover he
went to Boston and from there to Doxbury. In 1640 he was at Cape Cod preaching to the Indians, a worthy cotemporary (sic) of the apostle Elliot. In 1653 he was settled over the congregation of Oyster Bay, and labored there and at Huntington and Newtown to the date of his death, 1717."
Caleb Leverich, son of above, was for many years a prominent citizen and extensive land holder in Newtown, L. I., and was one of the original members of the Presbyterian church there.
John Leverich, son of above mentioned Caleb, died at Newtown just previous to 1705, leaving surviving him a son:
John Leverich, 2nd,
who by his wife, Anne Moore, had several children, the
John Leverich, 3rd, who married as above stated, Elisabeth Sackett. They had three
385. Amy Leverich.
386. Sackett Leverich.
387. Richard Leverich, m. Amy Titus and Nancy Lane.
122. William Sackett, 1727-1802, of Newtown, L. I., son of (27) John and Elisabeth Field Sackett, was married, Feb. 14, 1749, to (141) Anne Lawrence, daughter of Capt. John Lawrence and his wife (31)Patience Sackett. Mr. Sackett was by occupation a farmer and lived and died on the farm at Newtown on which he was born. (This William Sackett seems to have been a pronounced Loyalist, and if so, is unquestionably the William Sackett of Queens County, who acknowledged allegiance to King George in 1776, and is mentioned by Sabine as an addresser of Lt. Col. Sterling in 1779.)
Children of William and Anne Lawrence Sackett.
Sackett, b. July 27, 1755, d. May 12, 1819; m. Elizabeth Gibbs.
389. Daniel Sackett, b. Mar. 29, 1759, d. Jan. 7, 1822; m. Martha Green.
390. Jonathan Sackett, b. Sept. 22, 1761; m. Sarah Banks.
391. Nathaniel Sackett, b. Aug. 23, 1764, d. Mar. 26, 1797, unmarried.
133. John Alsop, 17__-1794, of New York City, son of John and (29) Abigail Sackett Alsop, was married, June 8, 1766, to Mary Fragot. Mrs. Lamb, in her "History of New York City," says: "John Alsop was a importing merchant and accumulated a hand-
some fortune. He took an active part in the patriotic measure of the New York merchants; was, in 1770, one of the Committee of Inspection to enforce the Non-Importation Agreement; was, in 1774, a member (and deputy chairman) of the Committee of Fifty-one, chosen to unite the Colonies in measures of resistance, and the same year was chosen delegate to the first Continental Congress. He was one of the Committee of One Hundred and elected to Congress in 1775. He resigned his seat on the Declaration of Independence and retired with his family to Middletown, Conn. He returned to New York after the war and was an active and useful member of society until his death in 1794."
Riker, in his records of "The Alsop Family," differs with Mrs. Lamb, and says that John Alsop "was not in Congress, as has been supposed, when the independence of the American Colonies was declared, but was, at the time, a member of the New York Convention, and, on the adoption of the above measures by the latter body he resigned his seat. He survived the Revolution and was for several years a vestryman of Trinity Church." His only
400. Mary Alsop; m. Hon. Rufus King.
134. Richard Alsop, 1726-1776, of New York City, and Middletown, Conn., son of John and (29) Abigail Sackett Alsop, was married to Mary Wright. He was bred a merchant, serving his time with Philip Livingston, after which he, with his brother John Alsop conducted successfully a cloth and dry goods house in New York City. Several years previous to the commencement of the War of the Revolution he removed with his family to Middletown, Conn. Riker says he had eight children, but gives the names of but three.
135. John Lawrence, 1721-1764, of Newtown, L. I., and New York City, son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married to Catherine Livingston, daughter of Hon. Philip Living-
ston. Mr Lawrence was a wealthy and eminent merchant. He died Aug. 5, 1764, in his 43rd year, and his funeral sermon was delivered by the celebrated Whitehead, who was then in this country, and between whom and Mr. Lawrence a warm friendship had long existed. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence had no children that reached maturity.
409. Richard Lawrence, M.
D., b. Mar. 3, 1764, d. July 26, 1804; m. Mary Moore.
410. Anne Lawrence, b. Nov. 26, 1749, d. Jan. 5, 1833; m. Samuel Riker.
137. Capt. Richard Lawrence, 1725-1781, son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married to Amy Berrien, daughter of Cornelius Berrien and his wife Amy Smith. They had no children.
Richard Lawrence, at the breaking out of the war of the Revolution, was commissioned Captain of the Newtown troop of horse, and in 1776, on falling into the hands of Royalists was conveyed to the Provo at New York City, where he was for a long time confined, during which his health completely broke down. He was, however, permitted to return to his home to die. A short time before his decease word was brought him of the capture of Cornwallis and his army. Assuring himself of the truthfulness of the report he declared his readiness to die, now that the ultimate triumph of his country was assured. His death took place at Newtown, Nov. 21, 1781, in the 57th year of his age.
In the collection of Sackett Family manuscripts belonging to Mrs. Anne C. Gott, of Irondequoit, N. Y., there is a letter written by Mrs. Lawrence a short time before her husband was dragged from his sick bed by his Tory neighbors and carried off to the "Provo" prison in New York City. This letter is addressed to "Mrs. Hannah Delancy at Cortlands Manor," who is the No. 155 of this volume. It reads as follows:
March ye 2d 1776(Mrs. Lawrence in above letters refers to brothers-in-law as if they were her own brothers.)
My Dear Cousin
The receipt of yours of ye 26th of last month gave me a great deal of pleasure as it ascertained me of your existence which I had some reason to doubt as you promised to write me as soon as you got home. But not one word from you my dear since I parted with you till yesterday when I received your kind letter, but was sorry to hear of my dear Uncles misfortune by hope he is now better.
And now I will tell you what is nearest to my heart in this world of misfortune. My Mr. Lawrence is very sick, and brother Daniel is very ill, and brothers Joseph and Thomas are both in a bad state of health. As to myself I enjoy a better state of health than when I parted with you. May that God be Blessed who has brought me from the borders of the grave and said unto me, Live. O let us put our trust in him in every difficulty. He has promised he will not leave nor forsake us.
But still wars and rumors of wars distress me. Our house is filled with soldiers, forts are erecting, batteries forming, and I am afraid of bloody summer ensueing. But the God of the Armies of Israel is able to defend his people. And oh that he would please to go with our armies to the field of battle if they must be called there in defence of our liberties.
But you my dear are out of the way of these troubles and I could wish myself with you in your happy retreat from bustle and noise. But I desire to be contented in every thing that God thinks best for me. I think I could be happy in your company in almost any situation, but I am debarred that pleasure. But My Dear write me as often as you can for it will be a pleasure to hear from you since I can not see you.
Your brothers I hope will be preserved through all the dangers they may be called to encounter in these Dreadful Days . . . Be pleased to give my duty, with Mr. Lawrence's to our Honored Uncle and Aunt and accept a large share to yourself, and may the best of blessings attend you, both in this life and the life to come, is the sincere prayer of your loving cousin
140. William Lawrence, 1729-1794, of Newtown, L. I., son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married, May 14, 1752, to Anne Brinkerhoff, 1733-1770, daughter of Isaac Brinkerhoff and his wife Diana Brinkerhoff. On April 14, 1771, he was married to his second wife, Mary Palmer, daughter of Charles Palmer and his wife Jane Fish. "He was," says Riker, "for many years a magistrate and filled the station with usefulness." On the capture of Long Island, in 1776, part of his house in Newtown was made
the headquarters of British and Hessian Generals, and himself and family were subjected to many of the exactions and vexations which those who had rebel predelictions experienced from the invaders.
411. Dientie Lawrence, b.
Mar. 19, 1756; m. Abraham Lent.
412. John Lawrence, b. July 5, 1753; m. Elizabeth Berien.
413. Catherine Lawrence, b. Apr. 26, 1763; m. Cornelius Luyster.
414. Richard Lawrence, b. July 11, 1765; m.  Sarah Lawrence.
415. Isaac Lawrence, b. Feb. 8, 1768; m. Caroline Beach.
416. William Lawrence, b. May 17, 1770.
417. Jane Lawrence, b. Aug. 3, 1783; m. Hendrick Suydam.
(six children died in infancy.)
142. Captain Thomas Lawrence, 1733-1817, of Flushing, Long Island, N. Y., son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married, Aug. 31, 1760, to Elisabeth Fish, daughter of Nathaniel Fish and his wife Jane Berien. Capt. Lawrence, at the age of about 25, was appointed to the command of the ship Tarter, of 18 guns, and during the old French War made several cruises from New York with her. Possessing considerable wealth he settled on a farm on Flushing Bay, formerly owned by his father-in-law. In 1784 he was appointed a Judge and was noted for decision of character and by punctilious observances which characterized gentlemen of the old school.
418. Nathaniel Lawrence,
b. July 11, 1761, d. July 5, 1797; m. Elizabeth Berien.
419. Sarah Lawrence, b. Sept. 29, 1765; m.  Maj. Richard Lawrence
420. Thomas Lawrence, b. Jan. 12, 1770; m. Mariah Woodhull.
421. Mary Lawrence, b. Aug. 15, 1773; m. Adrian Van Sinderon.
422. Elizabeth Lawrence, b. Sept. 16, 1775; m. John Wells.
423. John T. Lawrence, b. Aug. 18, 17880; m. Elizabeth Rumson.
424. William Lawrence, b. Feb. 11, 1783, d. unmarried.
425. Jane Fish Lawrence, b. Aug. 6, 1785, d. unmarried.
144. Hon. Jonathan Lawrence, 1737-1812, of Newtown, Long Island, and New York City, son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married, Mar. 16, 1766, to Judith Fish, 1749-1767. On May 7, 1768, he was married to his second wife, Ruth Riker,
daughter of Andrew Riker and his wife Jane Berien. He was bred a merchant and on reaching his majority engaged in business in New York City. At the age of 34 he retired with a competence and purchased a residence at Hellgate, which had belonged to his great-grandfather, Maj. Thomas Lawrence. On the opening of the Revolution he espoused with much zeal the cause of his oppressed country. In 1775 he was appointed a member of the Provisional Convention which met at New York, and the next year he was again deputed to that body, and was afterwards elected to the convention which formed the first constitution of the State of New York. On the adoption of the constitution and organization of the State government in 1777, Mr. Lawrence was appointed one of the senators of the southern district, in which capacity he served during the remainder of the war, when not absent on special service. The various appointments and commissions executed by him during his connection with the Legislature were of the most valuable character. When peace was declared he returned to his native town much impoverished by the casualties of war. He again commenced business in New York and in a degree repaired his fortunes, and enjoyed the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens till the day of his death.
Lawrence, b. June 20, 1767, d. June 20, 1850; m. Elizabeth Rogers.
438. Judith Lawrence, b. June 27, 1769; m. John Ireland.
439. Margaret Lawrence, b. June 13, 1771.
440. Samuel Lawrence, b. May 23, 1773, d. Oct. 20, 1837; m. Elizabeth Ireland.
441. Andrew B. Lawrence, b. July 17, 1775, d. Apr. 18, 1806; became a sea captain.
442. Richard M. Lawrence, b. Jan 12, 1778, d. July 4, 1856; President Union Insurance Co.
443. Abraham R. Lawrence, b. Dec. 18, 1780, Member of Congress.
444. Joseph Lawrence, b. May 5, 1783; m. (933) Mary Sackett.
445. John L. Lawrence, b. Oct. 2, 1785; m. Sara Augusta Smith.
446. William T. Lawrence, b. May 7, 1788; m. Margaret Sophia Muller.
145. Col. Daniel Lawrence, 1739-1807, of Lawrence Point, Long Island, son of John and (31) Patience Sackett Lawrence, was married to Eva Van Horne, of New York City. Col. Lawrence was
an exile from his home from 1776 to 1783, and served as a member of Assembly from Queens County by appointment of the Convention of 1777, from that year to the close of the war.
447. John Lawrence, died
448. Nathaniel Lawrence, m. Agnes Rapelye.
449. Daniel Lawrence, died unmarried.
450. Abraham Lawrence.
451. Catherine Lawrence, m. Egbert Luysler.
452. Anne Lawrence, m. Thomas Bloodgood.
453. Mary Lawrence, m. John M. Rapelye.
147. Joseph Sackett, 1735-1757, of Hanover, New Haven County, Conn., son of (32) Rev. Samuel and Hannah Hazard Sackett, was married in 1756 to Eliza Strang, daughter of Daniel Strang, of Westchester County, N. Y. Mr. Sackett, several months previous to marriage to Miss Strang, engaged in business, opening a general store at Hanover. A business letter written by him to his brother Nathaniel in New York City, contains so much of interest to the student of American History who would compare the business methods of that period with those of to-day, that it is given herewith intact.
Hanover June 7, 1757.
To Nathaniel Sackett at New York.
Dear Brother:- The boat not going off as soon as I expected, I have taken some more butter, which I send with the other to you with a staff I have made for you. I believe if I had a dozen pair of spectacles they would sell pretty soon. The rum goes off briskly. The two pieces of forest cloth, the shallows, and especially the two dozen worsted caps seem to stick a hand slowly. I shall be glad if you will inform me what the skins I sent you fetch apiece, and also how much I may allow for mink skins, if you can inform yourself handily, and also whether I may take sewing thread and at what price, and you will oblige.
Your affectionate brother
P. S. - The butter I send was all in one large butter tub, two small tubs and a pail, all good fresh butter excepting that in the great tub, which is middling. I must get you to keep a memorandum of what the butter fetches or comes to. I must beg one more favor of you and that is that you will send a pair of mens glasses to me by the bearer that will about suit yourself, which a certain person desires me to send for.
I am in haste your affectionate brother
In less than a year after date of this well preserved old letter, the young merchant was called hence. In 1893, (5009) C. H. Clark, Esq., while wandering among the graves of his kinsmen in the old burial ground adjacent to the Presbyterian Church at Crompond, Westchester County, N. Y., tarried long enough in front of one of the ancient tombstones to decipher this almost obliterated inscription:
Here lies the body of Joseph
Born Apr. 18, 1735,
and departed this life Dec. __, 1757.
Child of Joseph and Eliza Strang Sackett.
460. Joseph Sackett, b. in year 1757, d. in year 1816, unmarried.
148. Hon. Nathaniel Sackett, 1737-1805, of Fishkill, Dutchess County, N. Y., son of (32) Rev. Samuel and Hannah Hazard Sackett, was married, Jan. 3, 1759, to Mary Rogers, daughter of Ananias Rogers and his wife Prudence Carle. Nathaniel Sackett developed at an early age an aptitude of trade, and declared his determination to become a merchant. His decision in that respect evidently met the approval of his father, who, in his efforts to give the lad a practical education along lines bearing on the life work he had chosen, was greatly aided by his brother-in-law, Nathaniel Hazard, then a successful merchant of New York City. There now lies before the writer an original letter, yellowed by over a century and a half of time, which reads as follows:
New York July 27, 1747.
Inclosed you have Bill of Parcels of sundry goods which I charge to your account, amounting to £12, 5s, 9d, which you had best to sell cheap and as soon as you can for cash. I also send you a Parcel of Books to sell, which I had come from England, which is charged at the cost of them, sterling, and the rule we go by in such things is that which costs 1s, sterling to sell for 2s 6d, New York money. But I would have you sell them off quick if possible, if you get only as much money as they cost sterling. I also send you a book for you to learn to write by, and hope you will take pains to improve in it.
I am your affectionate uncle
For Nathaniel Sackett
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