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Eli Hasbrouck Part I

When people visit Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, New York  they are also visiting a Hasbrouck house. This home and farm, from the 18th century to the mid -19th century, belonged to the Hasbrouck Family until New York State acquired it. The home would become the first historic site of it kind in 1850. Some of what we know about [...]

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William and Sarah Osterhoudt

The Osterhoudt house, located on a dead-end street in Lake Katrine, NY, is one of the oldest in Ulster County. It’s about five miles from the Stockade District of Kingston where Sarah’s eldest brother Abraham Hasbrouck lived. A considerable amount of information is known about the home Osterhoudt, but little is known about the lives [...]

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Jonathan Hasbrouck and the Family Account Ledger

Colonel Jonathan Hasbrouck was born two hundred and ninety three years ago this spring. His life is as intriguing to me as it was over twenty years ago when I first started researching his life. During that time I have uncovered many aspects of his life, as well as those of his immediate family, that [...]

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Elsie Schoonmaker, Saunderskill Farms, and Col. Jonathan Hasbrouck Part 2

The couple’s youngest child, who they named Jonathan , was born in 1722. When Jonathan was barely 2 years old, Joseph succumbed to an unknown illness. At the time of his death Joseph had accumulated substantial wealth and a flourishing farm. Included on this farm were “vast apple orchards, and peach orchards.” The family also [...]

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