Person:Jasper Writer (1)

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Jasper Writer
b.BEF 1742 Germany
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Jasper Writer
Alt Name[3][4] Casper Writer
Gender Male
Birth[1] BEF 1742 Germany
Immigration[1][5] SAY 1760 New York City, New York, United Statesprobable place
Marriage 8 SEP 1772 Phillipsburg, Orange, New York, United Statesto Eve Kortright
Death[1][2] 15 NOV 1842 Mount Hope, Orange, New York, United Statesage over 100

Jasper Writer, who lived for at least a full century, was born before 1742 in Germany. He may have had a sister who died on the passage to America.[1] He left his native land as early as 1760,[1] and after arrival sought service with a family named Depew or Depuy in Little Britain.[5] Afterwards he removed to Phillipsburg, Orange Co., where he soon married Miss Eve Kortright.[1]

He signed the Revolutionary pledge at Goshen in 1775.[1][3]

He was a farmer.[1]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Biography of Theodore Writer M.D., in Ruttenber, Edward Manning, and Lewis H Clark. History of Orange County, New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), before 179.

    Sources [1] and [2] seem to be confused as to whether he landed in New York or Philadelphia despite being from the same book. They must have been written by different authors. Source [1] claims the “Depew” family was in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. However, assuming he landed at New York, they could have been in Little Britain, New York, which places him in the same region where he ultimately settled.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Ruttenber, Edward Manning, and Lewis H Clark. History of Orange County, New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), 506.

    Sources [1] and [2] seem to be confused as to whether he landed in New York or Philadelphia despite being from the same book. They must have been written by different authors. Source [1] claims the “Depew” family was in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. However, assuming he landed at New York, they could have been in Little Britain, New York, which places him in the same region where he ultimately settled.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Ruttenber, Edward Manning, and Lewis H Clark. History of Orange County, New York: with illustrations and biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men. (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881), 66.

    “Casper Writer” appears in a list of signatures for the Revolutionary pledge collected in 1775 in the precinct of Goshen, district of Blooming-Grove.

  4. Abbott, John Howard. The Courtright (Kortright) family: descendants of Bastian Van Kortryk, a native of Belgium who emigrated to Holland about 1615. (New York, New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1922), 37.

    Listed as “Caspar Writer”, husband of (136) Eve Kortright.

  5. 5.0 5.1 Sources [1] and [2] seem to be confused as to whether he landed in New York or Philadelphia despite being from the same book. They must have been written by different authors. Source [1] claims the “Depew” family was in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. However, assuming he landed at New York, they could have been in Little Britain, New York, which places him in the same region where he ultimately settled.