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Sarah Du Bois

Female 1662 - 1726  (63 years)


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  • Name Sarah Du Bois 
    Born 14 Sep 1662  Of Somerset County, NJ 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 1726  Salem, Salem County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3016  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Louis (Lowys) Du Bois (Dubois),   b. 27 Oct 1627, Pasora DE Calais, Artois, Wicres, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1696, Esopus, (Kingston), Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Cathrine (Catherine) Blanchan (Blansh,   b. 17 Oct 1627, Mannheim, Palatinate, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1705, Esopus, (Kingston), Ulster, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1655  Church Of, Mannheim, Palatinate, Baden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F716  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joost Jan(Sen) Van Metern,   b. 1652, Gelderland, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1706, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1682  Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Van Metre,   b. 14 Oct 1683, Marbletown, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1745, Winchester, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 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 Metre,   c. 1692, Kingston, Ulster County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, Pleasant, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     5. Rachel Van Meter,   b. 1692, Somerset County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. 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)
     7. Abraham Van Meter,   b. 1700, Somerset County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jacob Van Meter,   b. 1705, Somerset County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Malinda Van Meter,   b. 1710, Somerset County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • About ten weeks after the capture, the Indians decided to celebrate their escape from pursuit by burning one of their captives For their victim they selected Catharine du Bois and her baby Sara, who afterward married Joost Janse Van Veteren. A c ubical pile of logs was arranged and the mother and child were placed upon it. When the Indians were about to apply the torch Catharine began to sing a Huguenot hymn she had learned in earlier days in France. The Indians withheld the fire and li stened When she finished they demanded another song and then another Before the last hymn was finished Dutch Soldiers arrived the captives were all rescued and the Indians terribly punished.