Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

RYKER, Abraham

Male - 1770


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  • Name RYKER, Abraham 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1770 
    Person ID I4057  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father RIKER, Abraham,   b. 26 Dec 1655, Fort Amsterdam, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1746  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother VAN BUYTENHUYSEN, Greitie,   b. Newtown, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10/10 Jan 1681/1682  Newtown, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family VAN ALST, Geesie 
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Baptized on May 26, 1691, Newtown, Queens Co., New York
      Abraham Riker, son of Abraham,2 was born in 1691, married Geesie,daughter of Johannes Van Als t, of the Dutch Kills, and located upon thatpart of his father's estate which included a thir d of the Tuder patent.The tenement which he erected yet remains, and forms the centre room of the house standing on these premises, now owned by the heirs of CharlesRapelye, dec. Mr. Rike r took an active part in the erection of the firstDutch church built at Newtown, and was on e of the trustees to whom thedeed for the church plot was executed. Of this church he and hi s wifewere members, and he, subsequently, at the time of his death, a rulingelder. He was a c onsistent christian, and noted for the uniformgentleness of his manners. His wife died Oct. 2 0, 1758, and he Feb. 23,1770, in his 79th year. He had ten children to wit: Aletta diedunmarr ied, Nov. 30, 1752, at 33; Johannes died 1744 at 23. Margaret,married John Bragaw; Abraham, P eter, Grace, married Richard Berrien;Andrew,4 Jorris died Feb. 8, 1753, at 20; Jacobus,5 an d Hendrick.6Abraham, who died Sept. 17, 1758, at 33, is reputed to have possessedunusual tale nts and a remarkable flow of humor and wit. He devoted a partof his life to teaching. Peter a cquired considerable property in New Yorkas a ship-blacksmith, and was a gentleman high respe cted. Being devotedto liberty, he spent the period of the Revolution within the Americanlines . For some years before his death he was an elder of the Brickchurch, now Dr. Spring's. He ma rried successively, Esther Brasher, andJane, daughter of Daniel Bonnett, but left no issue. H e died during atemporary abode at the house of Jesse Leverich, Esq., Oct. 29, 1799, at72 year s. Mrs. Riker died Jan. 25, 1808, at 76 years.