Jacob Cronkhite

Brief Life History of Jacob

When Jacob Cronkhite was born in 1743, in Beekman, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Abram Crankheyt, was 23 and his mother, Margrete Busch, was 17.

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Family Time Line

Abram Crankheyt
1720–1768
Margrete Busch
1726–1780
George Krankheyt
1740–1790
John Cronkhite
1740–
Jacob Cronkhite
1743–
Bridgit Cronkhite
1744–
Henry Cronkhite
1745–1823
Timothy Cronkite Cronk
1748–
Grietje Crankheyt
1751–1827
Maj James Sibant Cronk
1756–1842

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    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Krankheyt: from an abstract noun meaning ‘weakness’, hence probably a nickname for a sickly individual. The surname Krankheyt is no longer found in the Netherlands. Compare Conkright , Conkwright , Cronkite , and Cronkright .

    History: The ancestor of the American Cronkhite, Cronkite, and several other families was Herck Syboutsen Krankheyt from the Netherlands, who settled in the middle of the 17th century in what is now New York, then the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

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

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