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Mindert Vanhorn

b.9 Sep 1760 Acquackanonk, Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

d.1832 Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada

Facts and Events Name[3][9] Mindert Vanhorn

Alt Name[1] Minard

Alt Name[4][5] Minddert

Alt Name Mindart

Alt Name[2][3] Van Horne

Baptismal Name[6][7][8] Meyndert Van der Haan

Gender Male

Birth[2][6][7][8] 9 Sep 1760 Acquackanonk, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

Christening[6][8] 12 Sep 1760 Acquackanonk, Passaic, New Jersey, United States

Emigration[2] 1783 New York, New York, United States

Immigration[2] 1783 Shelburne, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

Residence[3] 1784 Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada

Marriage 31 Dec 1788 Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada to Susanna Harlow

Death[1] 1832 Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada


↑ 1.0 1.1 Death record of Minard Vanhorn, in Holder, Jean M., Nova Scotia Vital Statistics from Newspapers, 1829-1834 Genealogical Association of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Pub. No. 6, p.74., 1982.

"(died) in Liverpool, Mr. Minard Vanhorn, 75", source: Halifax Journal, Mon. 6 Feb. 1832.

↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sabine, Lorenzo. Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, with an Historical Essay (47479) Vol. 2, p. 590., 1864.

"VAN HORNE, MIND. Of New Jersey. At the peace, he went from New York to Shelburne, Nova Scotia, where the Crown granted him one town lot. He was twenty-three years of age, and unmarried." (The Revolutionary War ended in 1783, which suggests a birth year of 1760.)

↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Diary of Simeon Perkins, 1797-1803. p.148, 1967.

"Mindert, son of Robert and Patty Van Horne, of Newark, New Jersey, went to Shelburne, N.S., at the age of 23, as a Loyalist settler. He moved from Shelburne to Liverpool in 1784. On December 31, 1788, he married Susannah, daughter of Robert and Jane (West) Harlow."

The series of volumes of The Diary of Simeon Perkins include numerous references to Mindert Vanhorn who worked as a carpenter on Perkins' home, ship and store. In the diaries he is alternatively called "Minard," "Mindart," and "Mindert". From these passages we know that Mindert was given a deed to some town lots in 1790, served on a jury in 1793, travelled to Lunenburg in 1799, and even that, on Dec. 22, 1789, he "Cut his Knee about 2 O'clock, So he could not work."

↑ "Vital Records of Liverpool, Nova Scotia", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society) 127:56.

"Minddert Vanhorn, son of Richard Vanhorn and Patty, his wife, of New Ark in the Province (now State) of New Jersey, was married in Liverpool to Susanah Harlow, daughter of Robert Harlow and Jane, his wife, on the thirty-first day of December in the year, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight."

↑ VANHORN, MINDDERT, in Smith, Thomas Brenton. Genealogical notes of Thomas Brenton Smith. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002) Vol.858, Folder 27 "Vanhorn", pp.14-15.

Source also called "Nova Scotia, Queens County, Notes of Thomas Brenton Smith, 1700-1950"

↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Records from the Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk, New Jersey, in United States. Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-2000 Acquackanonk (Passaic) ll, Book 55, p.51.

Meyndert, born 9 Sep 1760, bapt. 12 Sep 1760; parents: Dirk Van der Haan and Metje Gerrebrandse. Witnesses: Jan Thomasse and Marritje Van Houte. or, for general collection:

↑ 7.0 7.1 Wardell, Pat A., "Early Bergen County Families" "V" p.14, 2011-2014. Available from the Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC) at

↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Kelly, Arthur C. M., and New Jersey) Protestant Dutch Reformed Church of Acquackanonk (Passaic. Vital records of the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church at Acquackanonk (Passaic, New Jersey), 1727-1816: (including some births, 1692-1726) and Acquackanonk Reformed Church graveyard. (Kelly) p.34.

Meyndert, son of Dirrick Van Der Haan and Metje Gerrebrandse, was born 9.9 and baptised 9.12, 1760. Witnesses: Jan Thomasse and Marritje Van Houte.

↑ Descendants of this family adopted the surname Vanhorn/Van Horne.

Parents and Siblings

F. Richard Van der Haan 1729 -

M. Martha Gerrebrandse 1724 - m. 19 Apr 1752

Catrina Van der Haen 1754 -

Mindert Vanhorn 1760 - 1832

Tryntje Van der Haan 1764 -

Cornelius Van der Haan 1766-

Spouse and Children

H. Mindert Vanhorn 1760 - 1832

W. Susanna Harlow 1764 - m. 31 Dec 1788

Richard Vanhorn 1790 -

Reuben Vanhorn 1791 -

Alexander Vanhorn 1793 -

Edward Vanhorn 1798 - 1891

Martha Vanhorn Est 1803 - 1891