31. Jannetje KNICKERBOCKER was born on 5 Nov 1721.(1) She died on 18 Mar 1799.(1) The house where Silas brought his bride stood in what was called Dover, or more exactly the town of Washington, at the foot of Plymouth Hill, on the left-hand side going up from Dover. Their grandsons Lawrence and Silas began their married lives in the homestead, but later Silas moved to the second house at the right of the foot of Plymouth Hill, on the right side of the road from Amenia. Lawrence remained and finally built a new house, moving the old one to the rear but with a space between them. A few months after the death of his wife, Louisa Ketcham Gregory, both structures were torn down. Tabor Belden (son of Joseph Belden and Eliphal Tabor) and his son Joseph bullt the present house on the lawn back of the old homestead further up the road and in the town of Amenia.

Silas Belden, Sen., of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess County, made his will 20 Feb., 1786, proved 19 April, 1786, and recorded at Albany. In it he mentions wife Janetie, sons Silas and Lowrens, and daus. Mary, Jane and Elizabeth, and heirs of dau. Abegal and Katrine. He wills personal property and land in Charlotte Precincts, in Salisbury, Vermont, and in Canaan Township, Albany County. Executors, the wife, son Lourens and son-in-law Christopher Dutcher (Fernow's Calendar of Wills, p. 47).

She was married to Silas BELDEN on 27 Dec 1743. (1) Silas BELDEN was born on 13 Nov 1717 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT.(1) He died on 9 Apr 1787.(1) Jannetje KNICKERBOCKER and Silas BELDEN had the following children:

child+135 i. Silas BELDEN.
child136 ii. Mary BELDEN was born on 5 Nov 1746.(1) Died young.
child137 iii. Lawrence BELDEN was baptized on 25 Jan 1747 in Germantown, Dutchess, NY. (1) Sponsors Lorentz and Mariken Knickerbocker. Died Young.
child138 iv. Lawrence BELDEN was baptized on 22 Feb 1749 in Germantown, Dutchess, NY. (1) Sponsors Benjamin and Catharina Knickerbocker. He was born Prob 18 dec 1748.(1) Died young.
child+139 v. Mary BELDEN.
child+140 vi. Abigail BELDEN.
child+141 vii. Lawrence BELDEN.
child+142 viii. Catherine BELDEN.
child+143 ix. Jane BELDEN.
child+144 x. Elizabeth BELDEN.

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