26. John KNICKERBOCKER was born in 1710.(1) He died on 10 Nov 1786 in Salisbury, Litchfield, CT.(1) Buried at Lime Rock, Conn., said to be the first burial in that cemetery. The will of John Knickerbocker of Salisbury, Conn., is dated 5 June, 1785, proved 3 Jan., 1787, and recorded at Sharon, Conn. (Sharon Probate Records, Book F, p. 264). He wills his wife Jemima one-half the house and barn and the use of all his land adjoining the house known by the name of the Grant, during her life, also two cows, one horse and six sheep, firewood, necessary timber, etc., also one year's provisions, viz., meats and bread, and one-hundred weight of live swine. To hls eldest son Abraham he gives thirty acres of feasable land and fifteen acres on the mountain; to his second son Lawrence, three acres and twelve acres, and to his fourth son Isaac fifteen acres adjoining that given Lawrence. To Harman's John, so-called, and my grandson, he wills twenty-five acres, with the house his father built. To his eldest daughter Mary Hogabome he gives one-half a lot of land Mr. Mclntyre now lives on, joining easterly on Eben Hanchet's land and westerly on Widow Van Dusen's land, also land known as the Wite Pitch and to Jane Jackson he gives the other half of above said lot and pitch. To daughter Sary Griffin he wills all my land on the east side of the highway. The fifth son Solomon gets everything else not already given away, he giving to Harmon's three children, not before named in this will, viz., paying the boy Bartholomew £1.10, to Rachel and Thankful, twins, £1 to each when they are of age. He appoints Joseph Hanchet of Salisbury, and Jeremiah Hogaboom of Canaan, executors The will is witnessed by Joseph Hanchett, Mary Valance and Aaron Jaqua.

He was married to Jacomyntje FREER about 1732.(1) John KNICKERBOCKER and Jacomyntje FREER had the following children:

child89 i. Abraham KNICKERBOCKER was born on 12 Apr 1733 in Salisbury, Litchfield, CT. (1) He was baptized on 3 May 1733 in Germantown, Dutchess, NY.(1) Sponsors Jacobus and Anahke Decker. In the baptism the mother's name is recorded as Jacobaatche. This might have been a first wife of whom we have no record or a clerical error for Jacomyntje. From Revolutionary War pension files:

Henry McIntire, Jane Ann, W25684, BLW #1800-100, CT Line, wid appl 18 Jun 1845 Cattaraugus Co NY, sol m Jane Ann Knickerbacker in 1775 or 1776 in CT, wd's son John Chamberlain made aff'dt 22 Jun 1847 in Genesee Co. NY & stated he was b 5 Apr 1784 at Salisbury CT & stated his mother's maiden name was Jane Ann Knickerbacker & that he had several bros., towit; Thomas, Darias & Solomon Knickerbacker and stated that at age 10 or 12 he went to live with his bros. Darias & Solomon in Delaware Co NY & that sol & his mother also moved there as did his uncle Thomas Knickerbacker & when he (John) became of age he moved to Cayuga Co NY & assumed his true name of John Chamberlain & he also stated his mother & sol had a daughter Christina Tracy who was b. in 1786 at Salisbury CT & she was living in 1845, sol's bro Stephen McIntyre's daughter Betsey m wid's bro Thomas Knickerbacker, wid's granddaughter Jane Ann Potter made aff'dt 21 May 1847 in Cattaraugus Co NY and stated sol d about 1817, on 13 Oct 1832 it was stated that sol's only heir was his daughter Christina Tracy & she rec'd the BLW, one Elihu Yale aged 77 stated he was b at Goshen CT & moved to Cannan CT at age of 5 & he stated wid's father was Abram Knickerbacker of Salisbury CT.

child90 ii. Echie KNICKERBOCKER was baptized on 9 Feb 1734 in Linlithgo, NY. (1) Sponsors Jan and Tyssie Decker. Probably died young.
child+91 iii. Lawrence KNICKERBOCKER.
child+92 iv. Harmon KNICKERBOCKER.
child+93 v. Mary KNICKERBOCKER.
child+94 vi. Jane KNICKERBOCKER.
child+95 vii. Isaac KNICKERBOCKER.

He was married to Jemima OWEN on 22 Feb 1751 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT. (1) John KNICKERBOCKER and Jemima OWEN had the following children:

child+96 i. Sarah KNICKERBOCKER.
child+97 ii. Solomon KNICKERBOCKER.

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