Person:Frederick Westbrook (1)

Gen. Frederick Westbrook
d.6 Dec 1827 Fishkill, New York
m. 13 Aug 1748
  1. Helena Westbrook1749 -
  2. Capt. Dirck Westbrook1751 - 1825
  3. Gen. Frederick Westbrook1754 - 1827
  4. Jonathan Westbrook1756 - 1832
  5. Annetje Westbrook1758 -
  • HGen. Frederick Westbrook1754 - 1827
  • WSara DePuy1761 - Abt 1785
m. Abt 1780
  1. Rev. Cornelius DePuy Westbrook1782 - 1858
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Frederick Westbrook
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1754 Rochester, Ulster County, New York
Baptism[1] 27 Apr 1754 Marbletown, New York
Marriage Abt 1780 Rochester, Ulster County, New Yorkto Sara DePuy
Death[2][4] 6 Dec 1827 Fishkill, New York
Burial[5] Fishkill, New YorkReformed Church Cemetery

He is recorded as an active participant in the Ulster Co. events of the American Revolution. He signed the Articles of Association in Rochester in 1775, and he held the rank of Ensign in the Ulster 1st Rochester Company from 3 May 1776 and 2nd Lieutenant in Cortright's Company from 21 February 1778. He also was Lieutenant in Captain Hornbeck's volunteer company formed for local defense from Indian and British raids. He was a Trustee of the Town of Rochester in 1790. During the War of 1812, he was appointed Brigadier General of the 23rd Brigade of Infantry on 20 May 1812. Toward the end of that war, after the British burned Washington, there was a great scare that New York City was next. Throughout the state the militia was called out and Frederick Westbrook, as General, led the Ulster Co. contingent. They soon returned without seeing action.

  1. Kelly, Arthur C. M. Vital records of North Marbletown Reformed Church (print): Marbletown, Ulster County, NY, 1851-1995 : baptisms - 1852-1995; marriages - 1887-1994; deaths - 1885-1960; members - 1851-1995. (Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship Books, 1995)
    baptism # 102.

    Parents: Jonathan Westbrouck, Jannetje Van De Merken
    Child and date: Frederik, 4.27.1754
    Sponsors: Freerik Van De Merken, Anna Van De Merken.

  2. Tombstone Inscriptions of the First RDC of Fishkill.
  3. The birth date is approximated from the baptismal record.
  4. At the time he was visiting his son, Cornelius DePuy Westbrook who lived there.
  5. His gravestone reads: "Gen. Frederick Westbrook, a patriot & soldier of the Revolution, died December 6, 1827, age 74." The writing was illegible in 1996. (See "Fishkill Tombstone Inscriptions" or NYGBR 24:23 for the epitaph). The grave is located near the entry door to the church offices.