Geertje Denton

Brief Life History of Geertje

When Geertje Denton was born in 1658, in Jamaica, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Richard Denton, was 38 and her mother, Ruth Tileston, was 17. She married Cornelius Losee on 14 March 1680, in Flatbush, Kings, New York Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died in July 1706, in Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Losee
1654–
Geertje Denton
1658–1706
Marriage: 14 March 1680
Simon Losee Sr.
1681–1760
Elisabeth Losee
1692–
James Losee
1692–
Hannah Losee
1696–
Abraham Losee
1698–
Isaac LOSEE
1700–
Cornelius Losee
1702–
Elisabeth Losee
1704–1713
Jane Losee
1706–1715
Daniel Losee
1685–
Jane Losee
1704–1794

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1664

After the English took over in the 1660s, the colony was renamed New York, after the Duke of York

1683

Historical Boundaries 1683: Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Queens, New York, United States 1898: Borough of Queens, New York, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called. The vast majority, including those in Cambridgeshire, Cumbria, Dumfries, Durham, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Oxfordshire, Sussex, and Yorkshire are named from Old English denu ‘valley’ (see Dean 1) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. An isolated example in Northamptonshire appears in the Domesday Book as Dodintone meaning ‘enclosure, settlement associated with Dodda or Dudda’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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