Person:Jonathan Westbrook (2)

m. 13 Aug 1748
  1. Helena Westbrook1749 -
  2. Capt. Dirck Westbrook1751 - 1825
  3. Gen. Frederick Westbrook1754 - 1827
  4. Jonathan Westbrook1756 - 1832
  5. Annetje Westbrook1758 -
Facts and Events
Name Jonathan Westbrook
Gender Male
Birth[4] 1711 Rochester, Ulster County, New York
Baptism[1] 1 Jul 1711 Kingston, New York
Marriage 13 Aug 1748 Rochester, Ulster County, New Yorkto Jannetje Vandermark
Death[5] Abt 1760 Rochester, Ulster County, New York
Probate? 14 Feb 1761 Kingston, New York

He operated the mill after his father's death and farmed.

According to the story of a slave named Tim, Jonathan Westbrook died when he was poisoned by another slave named Pete Motte. The story has it that Pete Motte, having gone to Kingston to get medicine for his master, added the fatal dose of poison. The storyteller, Tim, was a native of Africa and evidently was quite talented as a "doctor" particularly in rheumatic cases. He was well-known and sought out in surrounding towns. He remained with the family until he was very old, and then left on his own, his master having given him his freedom (unnamed document in file found at Bennington, VT Library).

  1. Dutch Reformed Church (Kingston, New York), and Roswell Randall Hoes (ed.). Baptismal and marriage registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston: Ulster County, New York (formerly named Wiltwyck and often familiarly called Esopus or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and Fifty Years from their commencement in 1660. (New York, 1891)
    baptism # 1965.

    Parents: Dirk Westbroek, Catryn Ooster-houd
    Child and date: Jonathan, 1 July 1711
    Witnesses and Sponsors: Evert Wynkoop, Annetjen Kiersteede, David deBooys, Cornelia Vernoy.

  2.   Walter D. Thomas. Osterhout Family
    # 70.
  3.   Family Files.

    Westbrook Section- unnamed document in file found at Bennington, VT Library

  4. Birth date approximated from the baptismal record.
  5. His will was dated 9 Feb 1759 and was proved 14 February 1761.