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Sarah Dubois

Female 1664 -


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  • Name Sarah Dubois 
    Born Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Sep 1664  Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Salem County?, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I300  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Louis Dubois,   b. 27 Oct 1627, Lille, Labarree, Flanders, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1695-1696  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine Blanchin 
    Married 10 Oct 1655 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John (Joost Jan) Van Meter, II,   b. 1652, Gelderland, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1706, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1682  New Paltz, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John (Jan) Van Meter, III,   b. 14 Oct 1684,   d. 1745, Winchester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Rebekka Van Meter,   b. 26 Apr 1686,   d. 1755  (Age 68 years)
     3. Lysbeth Van Meter,   b. 3 Mar 1689
     4. Isaac Van Meter,   b. Abt 1692
     5. Hendrix Van Meter,   b. 1 Sep 1695,   d. Dec 1759, Salem, Salem County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "AMERICAN VAN METRE FAMILY" Smyth (Allen County Public Library, Fort
      Wayne, IN) "Sarah du Bois, Jan's wife, who still retained her maiden
      family patronymic, established a home in Salem prior to 1709..." (Ear
      Mark Book, Salem County N.J.)
      "HISTORY OF SHEPHERD AND RELATED FAMILIES", by Frank Shepherd (1858-?)
      Pub. 1943 (Indiana State Library) p. 4,5,6. "On June 7 1663 the
      Indians raided the village of Hurley and carried away captive the
      wives and children of the settlers into the fastnesses of Catskil
      Mountains where they were held for three months. Owing to the rugged
      character of these strongholds covered with dense forest the capture
      of these savages and rescue of the women and children was a difficult
      matter. The wife of Louis du Bois and his three children with the
      family fo Jan Joosten Van Meter ...were among the captives. Capt.
      Martin Kreiger, and old Dutch soldier and familiar figure in the Dutch
      settlements along the Delaware River in the early days organized a
      rescue expedition with the help of Louis du Bois and punish the
      Indians. After three months of ineffectual hunting they finally
      rounded up the savages and returned the women and children to their
      homes. Prof. Obenchain of Ogden College, Bowling Green KY sponsers a
      thrilling story in this connection: 'About ten weeks after the raid
      the Indians decide to celebrate their skill in eluding capture by
      burning one of the captives alive. For their victim they selected
      Catherine du Bois. A large pile of logs was gathered and binding
      Catherine placed her on the pile with her little daughter, Sara, on
      her lap were about to apply the torch when she realized that death was
      just at hand, began to sing an old Huguenot hymn she had learned in
      childhood in Flanders. The Indians withheld the torch to listen. When
      she finished they demanded another, and so she sang on. Her voice
      carrying down thru the forest gorges reached the ears of Krieger's
      soldiers who rescued the captive women and children and gave the
      Indians a terrible beating. Seven years later the Indians again went
      on the warpath and Louis du Bois served in th Colonial force against
      them.'"