Covert Ancestors

This is a brief, rather rough outline of my Covert ancestors.

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Generation No. 1

TEUNIS JANSSEN COEVORS was born about 1620 in Lommel, Province of Brabandt, Holland and died March 13, 1697 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. He married BARBARA LUCAS van KESSEL, about 1645 in Hoorn, Province of Noordt Hollandt, Holland, daughter of LUCAS van KESSEL. She was born about 1625 in Holland and died after April, 1700 in Long Island, New York. They emigrated to America in 1651.

Notes for TEUNIS JANSZEN COEVORS
Information I've found online from other researchers state that TEUNIS and BARBARA emigrated to America in 1651, leaving their four children behind in Holland. LUCAS emigrates in 1653 so I assume the other children came with him. I didn't believe TEUNIS and BARBARA left their children behind but evidence seems to indicate they did. JAN/HANS was baptized in 1651 and his parents left for America that same year. Their next child was born and baptized in New York in April, 1653. In the middle of 1652 BARBARA became pregnant with that child so she obviously was with her husband at that time. So, who brought the children to America? And why didn't they accompany their parents on the voyage in 1651?

Children of TEUNIS JANSSEN COEVORS and BARBARA LUCAS van KESSEL are:

  1. LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT, baptized February 24, 1647, Holland; d. after 1703, New Jersey; Oath of Allegiance 1687; m. BARBARA SPRONG, April 27, 1682
  2. JANNETJE COVERT, baptized March 29, 1648, Holland; m. TITUS SYRACH DEVRIES
  3. AECHJE COVERT, baptized September 14, 1649, Holland; m. DIRCK POULUSSEN
  4. JAN or HANS COVERT, baptized January 15, 1651, Holland; d. about 1723, Millstone, Somerset County, New Jersey; Oath of Allegiance, 1687; m. JANNETJE BOKA or BROECKAERT
  5. SARAH COVERT, baptized April 20, 1653, New York; d. about 1689; m. ARENT FREDRICKSEN, April 7, 1680
  6. MARRITJE COVERT, baptized December 20, 1654; d. about 1712; m. JEAN MESURELLA, November 24, 1682
  7. AELTJE COVERT, b. about 1658, Brooklyn, New York; d. about April, 1703, Long Island, New York; m. WILLEM POST
  8. ANNETJE COVERT, baptized August 28, 1661; m. GERRET SPRONG, April 16, 1687
  9. MAURITS COVERT, baptized December 5, 1663; d. about 1698, Bushwick, New York; ; Oath of Allegiance, September 1687; m. ANNETIE FONTEYN, April 1, 1690

Generation No. 2

LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT (TEUNIS JANSSEN COEVORS1) was baptized February 24, 1647 in Holland and died after 1703 in Long Island, New York. He married BARBARA SPRONG, April 27, 1682 in Long Island, New York. She was born July 27, 1661 in Long Island, New York and died 1737 in Long Island, New York.

Notes for BARBARA SPRONG
In History of the First Reformed Dutch Church, there is an entry under "A Few of the Transfers of Sittings, 1737" that refers to BARBARA FREEST being mother to TUNIS COVERT. This must mean that BARBARA married a second husband named FREEST after LUCAS died.

Children of LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT and BARBARA SPRONG are:

  1. ABRAHAM COVERT, baptized May 27, 1683, Long Island, New York; m. EGBERTIE ELDERTSON
  2. ISAAC COVERT, baptized May 27, 1683, Long Island, New York
  3. HANNAH COVERT, b. about 1686
  4. TUNIS COVERT, b. 1689; d. 1788; m. 1) DOROTHY; 2) FEMMETIE van der SCHURE
  5. JAN "JOHN" COVERT, b. about 1691; m. DOROTHY FYN
  6. MORRIS COVERT, b. about 1694
  7. HELENE COVERT, b. 1697
  8. LUCAS COVERT, b. April 9, 1699, Kings County, New York; d. January 22, 1778, Somerset County, New Jersey; m. HARMONIE WORTMAN

MAURITS COVERT (TEUNIS JANSSEN COEVORS1) was baptized December 5, 1663 and died about 1698 in Bushwick, New York. He married ANNETIE FONTEYN, April 1, 1690 at Flatbush. She was baptized at Brooklyn on July 16, 1662. She married 1) JACOB JANSZEN, September 9, 1685. ANNETIE is said to have married 3) FRANCIS TITUS.

Children of MAURITS COVERT and ANNETIE FONTEYN are:

  1. THEUNIS COVERT, baptized March 29, 1691
  2. CHARLES COVERT, baptized April 16, 1693
  3. MAURITS COVERT, baptized January 22, 1696
  4. SARA COVERT, baptized December 27, 1697

Generation No. 3

ISAAC COVERT (LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT2) was born before 1683 (baptized May 27, 1683), in Long Island, New York and died unknown in Westchester County, New York. He married ELIZABETH HORTON.

Notes for ISAAC COVERT
Taken from, "White Plains and Rye, N.Y.; The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society"
Early land deeds clearly show that the author of the Covert genealogy, which appeared in Vol. 37, p. 200, of this publication, was right in assuming perhaps Isaac Covert left White Plains and settled in Cortlandt. A study of the accompanying map (not shown here) will show that his stay in White Plains was short. The position of his land is shown by the old County Road Book, and establishes the fact that he lived on the old road to Rye Neck, near his brothers-in-law, the Horton's, in 1725. Deeds from 1727 to 1735, show him to be still in position of land south of the Joseph Fowler piece; but in 1736 his land was sold by Jonathan Purdy to William Marsh, and was described by him as "land I bought from James Moore of Rye." Which proves that Isaac Covert was no longer in possession.

Children of ISAAC COVERT and ELIZABETH HORTON are:

  1. ABRAHAM COVERT, b. about 1700
  2. ISAAC COVERT, b. about 1715
  3. JACOB COVERT
  4. LUKE COVERT
  5. ELISHA COVERT, b. about 1720
  6. SYLVANUS COVERT, b. 1721
  7. JOHN COVERT, b. 1730

ABRAHAM COVERT (LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT2) was born before 1683 (baptized May 27, 1683), in Long Island, New York and died unknown in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He married EGBERTIE ELDERTSON about 1710 in Long Island, New York.

Children of ABRAHAM COVERT and EGBERTIE ELDERTSON are:

  1. LUCAS COVERT, b. about 1709
  2. ANTIE COVERT, b. about 1711
  3. JANNETJE COVERT, b. about 1713

TUNIS COVERT (LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT2) was born 1689 and died 1788. He married 1) DOROTHY. He married 2) FEMMETIE van der SCHURE.

Children of TUNIS COVERT and FEMMETIE van der SCHURE are:

  1. TUNIS COVERT
  2. DERRICK COVERT
  3. LUCAS COVERT, b. about 1713; d. 1758; m. CORNELIA HAUGAWOUT
  4. WALTER COVERT, b. about 1715
  5. LENA COVERT, b. about 1721
  6. PHEBE COVERT, b. about 1725

JAN "JOHN" COVERT (LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT2) was born about 1691 and died unknown. He married DOROTHY FYN.

Child of JAN "JOHN" COVERT and DOROTHY FYN is:

  1. JOHN COVERT

LUCAS COVERT (LUCAS TEUNIS COVERT2) was born April 9, 1699 in Kings County, New York and died January 22, 1778 in Somerset County, New Jersey. He married FEMMETJE "HARMONIE" WORTMAN about 1725. She was born October 25, 1704 in Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey and died 1753 in Somerset County, New Jersey.

Children of LUCAS COVERT and FEMMETJE "HARMONIE" WORTMAN are:

  1. PETER COVERT, b. February 20, 1728
  2. JOHN COVERT, b.about 1730
  3. LUKE COVERT, b.1732
  4. ISAAC COVERT, b.1734; d. 1734
  5. ISAAC COVERT, b.1736
  6. ABRAHAM COVERT, b.1738
  7. MARIA COVERT, b. about 1742/43
  8. TEUNIS COVERT, b. 1745
  9. JANNETJE COVERT, b. October 2, 1747

Generation No. 4

ELISHA COVERT (ISAAC COVERT3) was born about 1720 and died 1781 in Westchester County, New York. He married MARTHA GEDNEY, daughter of JOHN GEDNEY. She was born unknown and died before 1781 in New York.

Notes for Elisha Covert
Click here to read about confusion regarding Elisha and his nephew, Elisha, son of Abraham Covert.

Notes for MARTHA GEDNEY
Since Martha isn't mentioned in Elisha's will, it is assumed she died before he did.

Children of ELISHA COVERT and MARTHA GEDNEY are:

  1. ELIZABETH COVERT, b. January 4, 1743; d. June 24, 1831, Colchester, Delaware County, New York m. WILLIAM HORTON
  2. PHEBE COVERT, b. November 7, 1743; d. June 24, 1819; m. 1) NICHOLAS BUDD; 2) JESSE NELSON
  3. TAMAR COVERT, m. PETER WARREN
  4. HANNAH COVERT, m. JOHN TEED
  5. SARAH COVERT, b. about 1755; d. after 1810; m. JACOB RHEAD
  6. DOROTHY COVERT
  7. MARY COVERT

ABRAHAM COVERT (ISAAC COVERT3) was born about 1700 in New York and died after 1780. He married CHARITY HAIGHT, daughter of SAMUEL HAIGHT and CHARITY. She was born unknown and died unknown.

Children of ABRAHAM COVERT and CHARITY HAIGHT are:

  1. ELIZABETH COVERT, b. 1740; m. ISAAC GARRISON
  2. ELISHA COVERT, b. 1747; d. August 29, 1817; m. LAVINIA MARSH
  3. HANNAH COVERT, m. WILLIAM ROE
  4. STEPHEN COVERT, b. June 9, 1753; d. May 23, 1830; m. ELEANOR PANTON
  5. MARY COVERT, m. RICHARD LOOP
  6. LUCRETIA COVERT, b. January 1, 1768; d. 1813; m. JACOB SCHERMERHORN
  7. ABRAHAM COVERT

ISAAC COVERT (ISAAC COVERT3) was born about 1715 and died 1781 in Westchester County, New York. He married MARY. She was born unknown and died after 1781 in New York.

Children of ELISHA COVERT and MARY are:

  1. ELIZABETH COVERT, m. ??? LAMOREUX
  2. PHEBE COVERT, m. ??? TRAVIS

Generation No. 5

SARAH COVERT (ELISHA COVERT4) was born about 1755 and died after 1810 in Dutchess County, New York. She married JACOB RHEAD, son of ROBERT RHEAD and JANE ARCHER. He was born between 1752-1758 in Westchester County, New York and died May 31, 1838 in New York.

Notes for JACOB RHEAD
1777 wasn't a good year to be out and about as my gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather discovered. Click here to discover why.

Child of JACOB RHEAD and SARAH COVERT is:

  1. ROBERT RHEAD, b. between 1770-1780, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; d. 1830-1840, New York

ELIZABETH COVERT (ELISHA COVERT4) was born January 4, 1743 in New York and died June 24, 1831 in Colchester, Delaware County, New York. She married WILLIAM HORTON about 1769, son of DANIEL HORTON and ESTHER LANE. He was born January 10, 1742 in Yorktown, Westchester County, New York and died April 4, 1831 in Delaware County, New York.

Children of ELIZABETH COVERT and WILLIAM HORTON are:

  1. JOHN HORTON, b. 1769, Westchester County, New York; d. October 28, 1828, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. SARAH HAGAR
  2. HENRY HORTON, b. November 7, 1771, New York; m. ABIGAIL COOK
  3. JAMES HORTON, b. January 23, 1773, Westchester County, New York; m. MARTHA WHITE
  4. SARAH HORTON, b. May 17, 1775, Westchester County, New York; d. August 1, 1834, New York; m. JACOB RADEKER
  5. MICAJAH HORTON, b. May 22, 1777, Westchester County, New York; d. February 5, 1829, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. HANNAH WILLIAMS
  6. ISAAC HORTON, b. April 13, 1780, Westchester County, New York; d. May 10, 1855, Sullivan County, New York; m. PRUDENCE KNAPP
  7. HATTIE HORTON, b. 1783, New York; m. JOHN RADAKER

HANNAH COVERT (ELISHA COVERT4) was born about 1751 in Westchester County, New York and died about 1840 in Delaware County, New York. She married JOHN TEED, possibly son of WILLIAM TEED and ANNA SEVILLE. He was born about 1756 in Westchester County, New York and October 13, 1830, Colchester, Delaware County, New York.

Children of HANNAH COVERT and JOHN TEED are:

  1. HANNAH TEED, b. 1781, New York; d. after 1855
  2. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1775-1784
  3. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1785-1790
  4. UNKNOWN DAUGHTER, b. between 1785-1790
  5. UNKNOWN SON, b. between 1785-1790
  6. ELISHA TEED, b. 1788-1790, New York; d. March 4, 1864, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. JANE
  7. ANN TEED, b. November 19, 1793, Westchester County, New York; D. June 4, 1797, Westchester County, New York
  8. JOHN TEED, JR., b. 1794, Westchester County, New York; d. April 17, 1870, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota; m. JANE WASHBURN
  9. ISAAC TEED, b. February, 1796, New York; d. October 19, 1887, Colchester, Delaware County, New York
  10. TRUMAN TEED, b. 1799-1800, Delaware County, New York; d. April 24, 1853, Tompkins County, New York; m. MERCY HOLMES
  11. ELIZABETH TEED, b. about 1803; d. February 6, 1875, Colchester, Delaware County, New York; m. ADDI WILSON
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