Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

RYKER, Andrew

Male 1699 - 1763  (63 years)

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  • Name RYKER, Andrew 
    Born 8 Nov 1699  Newtown, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Feb 1763 
    Person ID I4063  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 BERRIEN, Jane 
    Married 13 Nov 1733 
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Andrew Riker, son of Abraham,2 was named after his uncle, AndrewBuytenhuysen. He inherited th e homestead at the Bowery Bay, and marriedNov. 13, 1733, Jane, widow of Capt. Dennis Lawrenc e and daughter of JohnBerrien, Esq. Both were members of the Dutch church, and their house wa smuch frequented by the dominies. Mr. Riker died Feb. 12, 1763, in his64th year and his wido w in her 73rd year Sept. 26, 1775. Their childrenwere: Margaret, who died unmarried April 3 , 1760, at 25; John Berrien,Abraham, Samuel,11 and Ruth, who married Major Jona. Lawrence. Jo hnBerrien Riker, born in 1738, received an education at Princeton Collegeand became eminent a s a physician. He located in Newtown, and married inNov. 19, 1771, Susannah, daughter of Nath aniel Fish. In the difficultieswith Great Britain he espoused the cause of his oppressed coun try, andbefore hostilities began exerted himself to promote the measures ofresistance to Brit ish tyranny. He fled from Newtown when the enemyentered, and joined the army under Washington , with which he continued assurgeon during the entire period of the war. On several occasion s heperformed most valuable service as a guide to the army. His commission assurgeon of the 4 th battalion of New Jersey troops, bearing date Feb. 18,1777, is yet preserved. At the peac e he resumed the practice of hisprofession in his native town, where he lived respected and e minentlyuseful till his death on Sept. 5, 1794, in his 57th year. Dr. Riker'swidow died in Ne w York, Dec. 6, 1836, in her 83rd year. His children ofwhom married, were John, born Sept. 29 , 1772, who commanded a merchantship, and died at Hamburg, Nov. 3, 1797; Nathaniel born Apri l 17, 1775,who practiced as a physician both in Newtown and New York, and died atsea in retur ning from the West Indies, Aug. 24, 1802; Jane, born June24th, 1780, and Abraham, born Feb. 4 , 1785, for eighteen years arespected druggist in New York, where he died Feb. 6, 1826. Abrah am Rikerwas born in 1740, and married Sept. 2, 1766, his cousin Margaret,daughter of Jacob Ri ker. He remained in Newtown till the Revolution, whenhe received a captaincy in the America n army, and was present at the fallof Montgomery, at Quebec. The next year he was placed at t he head of acompany in the 2nd New York continental regiment, and in severalengagements acqui red the reputation of an active and intrepid officer.His regiment sustained the brunt of th e action and a heavy loss at thebattle of Saratoga. The next spring, at Valley Forge, Capt. R iker wasseized with the spotted fever, which terminated fatally, May 7, 1778 inhis 38th year . His death scene was affecting. He signified hiswillingness to die, but expressed with grea t feeling his regret that hecould not live to witness the freedom of his country. His widow d ied atOrange, N. J., Nov. 19, 1835, at 95 years. Their only child Jane born,1768, married Jun e 8, 1791, the Rev. (since Dr.) Asa Hillyer.