Family:William Dobbs and Catharina Van Syssen (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 23 Sept 1744 New York City, New York, United StatesNew Amsterdam Reformed Dutch Church
abt 1745
abt 1747
abt 1749
aft 1836
16 Jan 1751
19 May 1790
abt 1753
26 Dec 1831

Catharina may be the daughter of Joost VAN SEYSEN and Antje HUYSMAN, baptized on 1 February 1721, or she may be the daughter of Cornelus VAN SEYSEN and Maria BLYDENBURGH, baptized on 19 June 1723, both recorded in the New Amsterdam Church. (The two Catharinas are likely first cousins.) Catharina probably died before 1757.

Some have included Jarvis Dobbs as a child of this marriage, although Dobbs researcher Lee Gruzen (who is descended from Jarvis) expresses doubt about this.

  1. Reformed Dutch Church (New York City), and Samuel S. (Samuel Smith) Purple (ed.). Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam and New York: marriages from 11 December, 1639, to 26 August, 1801. (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1890).

    under "Personen mit licentie anno 1744", entry states "Sept'r 18; William Dobs & Cathari'a van Syssen; Sept. 23".