Jacobus Quick

Jacobus Dircksen Quick 
Jason J. Quick
Jacobus Quick was probably born in Westchester Towne, New York about 1697. From deductions of Arthur C. Quick and the author's summary of Teunis and Dirck quick, Jacobus is the last unrecorded son of Dirck Quick and Anna (Hanna) Jans Hodje while they were living in Westchester Towne, New York.[1] The author is a direct descendant of Jacobus Quick and has matching Y-DNA Markers with other direct lineal Quick males at a certainty of 99.89% having the same common ancestor within 12 generations and 100% at 20 generations. One tester, in particular, has a paper trail to Jacob Teunissen Quick, Teunis’s eldest son. This tester and the author share 66/67 SNP markers and the same terminal SNP in the R-U106 Halpogroup.[2]

Jacobus’ father Dirck was recorded as “Doeirk Quick” on Jan 31st 1698 swearing his allegiance to King William in Westchester Towne and we know he died sometime before 1st of Nov 1702 from an Indenture for his son Thomas to be a shipwright for seven years to John King in New York.[3] “INDENTURE of Thomas Quick, son of Derick Quick, deceased, with the consent of his brother-in-law, Henry Heus (husband of sister Elizabeth Marrietie), and Helegant (Hillegonde) deKey, his aunt, to John King, Shipwright, for seven years from 1st November, 1702."…"Apprentice to be taught to read, write and cypher, and at the expiration of the term to receive one axe, one adz, one maul, one saw, one chisel and one mallet." Signed 2nd November 1702, by Thomas Quick.” Thomas was only twelve at the time and the said Jacobus four years of age.[4] It is worth note that Herck Syboutzen who married Dirck’s eldest sister Wyntje was also a shipwright.

Carsten Luerson and Geertje Teunisz uncle and aunt of Jacobus, were living in New York in 1685.[5] In 1691 They were listed as witnesses to the birth of Geertje, the daughter of Thomas Teunisz Quick and Rymerick Westphalen in Kingston.[6] Carsten and Geertje were witnesses on Kingston Baptisms until 1702, where they were present for a baptism on July 12th, 1702 in the City of New York.[7]  After 1702 all records pertaining to Dirck’s living sons move North to Kingston New York. Henry Heues and Elizabeth Quick also had a son Dirck baptized on January 11th, 1699, witnessed by Jacobus and Jannetke De Kay.[8][9]

Thomas, Jacobus’s uncle was one of the earliest settlers in Ulster Co. New York. In 1665 Thomas owned land “at ye Esopus at ye Mumbackers lying at ye Round Doubt River"[10] what was once called Rochester and now Accord, New York. In a very detailed biography of Thomas Quick by Arthur Craig Quick is briefly summarized as follows. Thomas married Rymerick Westvaal in 1672, the daughter of Jurian Westvaal van Luyderpost and Maria Hanson. Thomas built a sawmill and accrued a lot land in the area and in 1696 received a patent to purchase land in the Minisink region from the local native Americans. Thomas died about 1698, but his wife Rymerick became a substantial landowner. On Oct 14th, 1698 Rymerick “was granted license to purchase Indian lands.”[1] The descendants of this marriage are ancestors of the author through Johanna Consalus-duk who married Peter Quick. Johanna was a granddaughter of Tunis Thomaszen Quick and Claaritje de Hooges. Rymerig Quick lived to about 1721 and it is the author’s belief she helped with the care of the sons of Dirck Quick, Thomas, and Jacobus. Rymerig lived on the Kings road in what was then called Rochester and was mentioned in 1724.

Migration of Quick's from New York, Including Thomas the son of Teunis, Thomas and Jacobus sons of Dirck, and Petrus the son of Jacobus

Att the Request of mr. Philip Dubois of Rochester In tho Said County To allow a. Swinging Gate on tho kings high Rhode, where there is now a Gate-Stand ing and has been here to fore Standing by the old house of Remarigh Quik, and where as it is Requisit that the Said Debois Remove the fence where ' tho Said Gate Stands and desires to have Libirtie to have eave to Remove the Said Gate where it Shall Suit his Convenionceys and also Leave to Sett a nether Swinging Gate To the South west of Remerigh Quik, being tho partition betwoen Cool and the heirs of Tirk Claeson about Sixty Yards within the Division of Said Debois, and to Set tho Said Gate on Even Ground and Libertie to Sett a Swinging Gate on the Common Rhode that Leads to the mill of Teunis oosterhoudt whore it Shall lykwise Best Suit him and this is to Certify that wee the Said Commissionors having this day been onthe premisses and having Duely Considered of the Same Do hereby allow the Said philip DuBois to keep the Said x Gate near the said old house of Remerigh Quick where it now Stands and to Remove tho Said Gate where it Shall best Suit the Said philip So as not to Discomode the Said kings high way more than where it now Stands And also Leave to Sett a new Swinging Gate Between the partition of Cool and the heirs of Tirk Claesen afore said on Even Ground and further more to Sett a Swinging Gate on the Common Rhode that Loads through the Said DeBois Land to the Grist mill of Teunis oostorhoudt where It Shall lyke wise Best Suit the Said philip duBois for and During the Space of Six Years after the date hereof Provided that the Said Philip Du Bois makes the Said three Swinging Gates So that they Swing forward & Backwards So that they take the Latch By their owne motion, and to keep the Same In Repair, During the Said time, Wittness our hands the day and Yea‘ above written

Arien Cerritsen
Tho: dansen
Copia vera pr. Gil: Livingston Clerks [11]

Thomas Quick, Jacobus’s brother married Margrieta (Gritjen) Dekkers from Rochester (Raycester now Accord) in late 1713 early 1714 and the couple registered their Banns Dec 6th, 1713 in Kingston and it States, Thomas was born in “Nieuw-Jork (City)”. Thomas was living in Rochester (Accord) Ulster Co. New York in 1724 from the baptismal record of his son Benjamin and he had moved to the Minisink, Deer Park area by 1733 from the baptism of his daughter Catherine.[12] After 1733 Thomas had purchased land on the Delaware River and Vandermark Creek, Milford Township Milford, Co. Pennsylvania and built a corn mill. Thomas died a horrific death being scalped and stripped naked by Indians during the French and Indian War. The Indians also burned his house mill, barn and stole all of his livestock. Thomas’s son Thomas Quick Jr. avenged his father’s death and became the legendary “Tom Quick Indian Killer”. If you read Tom’s exploits, he was basically a psychopathic serial killer.[13][14]

Jacobus Quick must have traveled with his brother in his early teens from New York after Thomas finished his apprenticeship as a shipwright. On June 2nd, 1718 Jacobus Quick born in New York (Just like his brother Thomas) married Francisca Consalus Duk from Mormel (Marbletown) both residing in Rochester. “1718 2 June JACOBUS KWIK, j. m., borm in N. Jork [New York], and FRANCISCA CONSALUS­DUK, j. d., born in mormel [Marbletown], and both resid. in Raysester [Rochester]. Banns registered, 11 May.”[15] Francisca was the daughter of Manuel Consalus-duk a Spaniard of mythical ancestry who died in Crum Elbow, Dutchess Co., New York.[16] When he died he left his daughter Francisca £20 “I give to my daughter Francisca the sum of twenty pounds in money to her, her heirs and assigns forever.”[17]

On May 18th, 1720 William Nottingham sold Jacobus Quick a few acres of land on the east side of the Kings Highway outside of Marbletowne bordering the land of John Kock for £6 of New York currency.[18] This land was at the junction of Cripplebrush Creek and the Kings Highway 2.7 miles west of Marbletown and 4.6 miles east of Rochester (Accord). The land itself was described on Oct 16th, 1704 “Issac Davis and William Nottingham desires each 200 acres of land and John Beatty 100 acres, in the Yaugh Crepel Bush” in the town of Marbletown.[19] A few years later Jacobus must have built a grist mill because it is mentioned in 1725. It is possible Jacobus and his brother Thomas learned the art if milling from their uncle Jacob Teunissen De Kay and older cousin Teunis Jacobsen Quick both wealthy bakers in New York.

Ulster Co. New York Deeds Vol CC pg. 89

"In the first of June att a meeting of Commissioners for laying out and acertaining all public; high wayes att the Request of Jacobus Quick Present Mr. arien Gerretsen Mr. Moses Dupuy Commissioners h. Thomas Jansen The high way from the Towne of Rochester to the grist mill of Sd Jaoobus Quick goes in by the Towns pound or penfold & Runs from [illegible] So as the path is now & for Some Years hath been used unto Said mill & from Said mill to towards Marble towne So as the path now Runs and is marked out & Comes on‘ the kings high way of Rochester near a Certain Run Called pancocks kill Wittness our hands the date above Written Arien Gerretsen, Moses du puis, Thomas Jansen

A True Copy pr Gil: Livingston Clerk"[11]

This gives further evidence that Jacobus Quick was a brother of Thomas Quick because they were both were trained in the art of milling grain.

On June 11th, 1727 Jacobus and his father-in-law “Manuel Gunsalis Duck” were summoned to Kingston to serve as jurors to try a case before the Supreme Court.[20] By 1728 Jacobus was listed a freeholder of the town of Rochester in the County of Ulster [21] and in 1738 Jacobus was a private in the Foot Company of Ulster Co. Militia, of Rochester under the command of Capt. Cornelius Hoornbeck. “Manuel Gonsalis” his father-in-law was a Corporal and “Manuel Gonsalis Ju’r” his brother in law was a private.[10]

Jacobus was elected a trustee of Rochester on June 3rd, 1740 [19] and he and his family were members of the new Rochester Reformed Dutch Church by Oct 14th, 1744. On May 7th, 1747 Jacobus was on the Rochester Grand Jury List listed as “Jacobus quick of rochester miller Sworn”.[22] Jacobus’ son Jacobus Jr. was also of age at this time but he is listed as “Jacobus Jr.” in documents to differentiate him from his father.[23]

According to the church minutes, Jacobus did ten days manual labor and carted bricks to help pay dues and expenses for seats in pew number No. 4 for “Francisca Quick, wife of Jacobus Quick and for her daughters Johanna, and Elisabeth and Rebecka and Jacobus Quick”… “for a man’s seat in pew No. 6, two more man’s seats in pew No. 5” “Franciska Gonsalisduc” wife of Jacobus Quick was baptized “upon a confession of faith” March 22nd, 1755.[23]  Jacob was listed as an officer of Rochester and overseer of the poor in 1750. In 1751 Jacobus had his “miller’s brand” recorded [19] and was listed as a Juror for the death of Nicolas Keeter Sept 17th the same year.[24]

Death Inquisition taken at the Dwelling House of Nicolas Keeter in Rochester 1751, Ulster Co. Archives

During the Revolutionary War Jacobus Sr. is not listed, but he is sure to have supplied grain to the war effort. His sons Jacobus Jr., Petrus, (Peter), Gerardus, and grandsons, Jacobus J., Phillip, Hendrick, Cornelius, Jacob, and Gerardus Jr. all fought or participated in the War.[25][26][27] Jacobus Quick died about late 1781 to Feb 1782. His last will and testament was probated February 25th, 1782 and is as follows.

"In the name of God Amen, I Jacobus Quick of Rochester, being weak in body, but of sound memory, Blessed be God to this Day Being the twenty forth of April in the year of Our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven; make and publish this my Last will and testament in manner following; (that is to say) first to give to my Eldest son Jacobus Quick all my horses and cows likewise sheep, waggons hays and all farmers utensels whatsoever Also my bead (Bed) with the furniture, further I give and Bequeath to my daughter Johanna forty pounds also I give to my Daughter Margery the sum of Eighty pounds also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum of Sixty pounds provieth that she Reducteth the two Bonds of her sons out of the portion Bequeathed and Also I Give and Bequeath to my son Petrus Quick the sum of two Hundred Pounds; Secondly I Give and bequeath to my son Jacobus Quick all that piece or parcel of Land yet unsold to him and his Children for ever & allowing him to make his benefit of the same as he liketh also my Bible and pots & trammels tongs and shovel I have indfront & all Other things un Doath; and also it is my will that the same Bequeathed to remain unpaid Six years after my Decease & then In proportion followith first Johanna portion to be paid; one year after the portion of Margery to be paid; and the year following Elisabeth portion & the fourth year after is my Son Petrus Quick portion to be paid to him or his Heirs Also I give to my Grand Son Jacob Quick my gun, and also I give to my Son Jacobus Quick of my wearein apperl one Cloth Coat Jacot & Britches of Black Likewise my Beaver hatt & Scarf & the Best of my Apperl to be Equally Divided Between my son Jacobus and Petrus also ale the most and Residue of my Goods, Chattels and personal Estate Whatsover, I give to my said Son Jacobus Quick and I make and Ordain him my said Son Jacobus and Petrus sole Executors of this my will, and trust for the Intents (unknown word) In this my will Contained and I make my loving friend Richard Davis Overseer of this my will, to take care and see the same performed according to my intent And meaning-----In Witness where of I the said Jacobus Quick Have to this my Last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year before as above written 24 April 1777

Signed, Sealed and delivered by the said
Jacobus Quick as and for his last will And testament, 

In the first (crossed out word)
Of us were present of the
Signing and sealing thereof

(Name Undecipherable)
Cornelius Hoornbeek
Richard Davis

Probate Dated 25th Feb 1782"[28]

Record of wills recorded at Albany, New York, 1629-1802 Wills, AQ - AS 112 1629-1802 Film 5114178

Jacobus’s will shows he left his entire estate to eldest son Jacobus Jr. “I Give and bequeath to my son Jacobus Quick all that piece or parcel of Land yet unsold to him and his Children for ever & allowing him to make his benefit of the same” and “ the most and Residue of my Goods, Chattels and personal Estate Whatsover, I give to my said Son Jacobus Quick and I make and Ordain him my said Son Jacobus and Petrus sole Executors”[28]

Jacobus Jr.’s son, Cornelius became the administrator of his parent’s estate and acquired part of the homestead estate and farmhouse of Jacobus Quick Sr. in 1795. “Whereas, administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said Jacobus Quick deceased, was on the twenty-ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, granted unto Annatje Quick, a widow of the said Jacobus Quick …. Do grant unto you the said Cornelius Quick, full power by these presents to administer and faithfully dispose of all singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said Jacobus Quick, deceased, which remains un administered, by the said Annatje Quick.”[29]

The brothers of Cornelius sold their shares of their fathers land to Dirck Westbrook for £612 “made the twenty-second day of May in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven Between Jacobus Quick and Catherine his wife, Philip Quick and Rachel his wife, Jacob Quick and Annatie his wife, Ephraim Quick and Helana his wife, Daniel Quick and Annatie his wife, and Reuben Quick and Maria his wife …. All of the undivided six sevenths parts of all that messuage or tract of land being bounded as follows …. Mill Creek …. Cornelius Schoonmaker …. Johannis Schoonmaker …. Henry DeWitt … containing eighty-six acres two quarters and seventeen perches.”[30]

When Philip Quick, Cornelius Quick’s son died his will dated March 16th, 1857 and proved Oct 26th, 1857 gave a good account of the Estate. “On the name of God Amen. I Philip Quick of the town of Rochester in the county of Ulster do make and declare this my last will and testament in man. Now and form following. First: I give and devise to my son Edmund S Quick, the house in which I reside with the other buildings about it, with about sixteen acres where on the buildings stand, about twelve acres on the westerly side of the road, and about four acres on the easterly side of the road, being the homestead farm. Also what remains of the lot after my son Peter has twelve acres, and my son John P. has twelve acres as hereafter divided, which will be about from three to five acres. Second: I give and devise to my son Peter Quick Jr. twelve acres of land on the southerly side of the road leading to Jocom M Osterhoudt’s shop, said lot to commence on the Easterly side of said lot. Third: I give and devise to my son John P. Quick twelve acres of land to commence along the line of John Rider. And the remainder of said lot to my son Edmund S. Quick as before devised.”[31]

Jacobus’s Quick’s farm was just North of Accord (Rochester) in Whitfield (also called “Newtown”) in an area encircling the modern 90, 105, 124, and 149 Whitfield Road to the present Osterhoudt Farm at 167 Whitfield road. 90 Upper Whitfield is likely the Homestead Farm location and 149 Whitfleld Road is just west of the North Peters Kill right above the falls. It is said that Jacobus owned a granary and mill at this location. At one time there was a road connecting the north and south part of the farms. [32][33][34][35]

Info taken from various deeds and Ulster County, New York land maps 1854, 1858, and 1874

Luther Quick of Whitfield, great-great-great-grandson of Jacobus Quick Sr. had a family expose written up in 1896. He was incorrect one generation explaining the family origins but his summary solidified the fact the Jacobus Quick Sr. came from New York with his brother Thomas and new records have shed light that Jacobus was indeed a miller.

Luther Quick, a well-known merchant of Whitfield, where several generations of his family have lived. His great-great grandfather, Jacobus Quick, came with a brother from Holland at an early date, and settled at Whitfield, where he became the owner of most of the land within a radius of three miles. He Built the granary between Whitfield and Accord, and used it as a mill. He had seven sons – Jacobus, Philip, Jacob, Cornelius, Reuben, Henry, and Ephraim.

Cornelius Quick, our subject’s great-grandfather, had six sons – Charles, Derrick, Frank, Mathew, Joseph, and Philip. The youngest son, Philip, our subject’s grandfather, was a soldier in the War of 1812. By occupation he was a farmer and carpenter. He married Helena Enderley, and reared a family of nine children: Peter, Esther, John P. (our subject’s father), Jane, Margaret, Ann, Mary, Edmund, and Helena

Jacobus and Francisca had: records from the registers of Kingston, Rochester, and Wawarsing.

1. Johanna, baptized Jan 3rd, 1720, married Hendrick Krom May 14th, 1742.
2. Mesery, (Marpory) baptized January 20th, 1723, married Reyner Van Sickle Jan 18th, 1742.
3. Jacobus Jr. baptized May 16th 1725, married Annetje Oosterhoudt April 20th, 1742. Jacobus signed the Articles of Association petition and served in the Revolutionary War as a Private in the 3rd Regiment Ulster Co. Militia and was a carpenter in Captain Hasbrouck’s Company may 14th 1777. Jacobus took over the Quick Homestead Estate after his father’s death.
4. Petrus baptized January 28th 1728, married Johanna Consalus Duk in 1748, daughter of Manuel Consalus Jr. and Rymerick Quick. Rymerick was the granddaughter of Thomas Quick the first settler in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York in 1676. Peter moved south-west to the Port Jervis area and settled in Oxford Township, Sussex Co. in 1771. Peter and six of his sons, Benjamin, Phiilip Sr., Manuel, Peter Quick Jr., James, and Samuel all fought in the Revolutionary War. This is the line of the author. 

5. Elizabeth b. 1730, married Walter Carson June 21st, 1750, mentioned in Jacobus’s will.

6. Rebecca baptized on December 31st, 1732, married John Conner about 1752.

7. Gerardus baptized June 1st, 1735, married Catharina Schmidt June 18th, 1757. Gerardus moved to the Beekman Patent in Dutchess, Co. New York before the Revolutionary War. Gerardus and his Son Gerardus Jr. Served in the revolutionary.
8. Zamuel (Samuel) baptized July 2nd, 1738.


[1] Arthur Craig Quick, A Genealogy of the Quick Family in America (1625-1942), 317 years, pgs. IX ,X, 18-21, 71-72
[2] Privatel DNA records on FTDNA.com
[4] The Burghers of New Amsterdam and the Freemen of New York. 1675-1866, NY Historical Society Volume 18 (1885) pgs. 602-603
[5] Thomas Grier Evans, Baptisms from 1639-1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York Vol II (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1901) (RDC) Ouders: Carsten Leurzen Geertie Quick. Kinders: Geertruydt. Gutuygen Stephanus Van Cortlaht, Gerrtruyd Schuyler, pg. 168
[6] Roswell Randall Hoes (RDC), Baptismal & Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster Co. NY, (New York, 1891) Aug 25th Kingston, Parents: Thomas Quick, Rymerick Westphale. Child: Geertje. Witnesses Carsten Luerse, Jacob Ruste, Geertje Quick, pg. 45
[7] (RDC) pg. 284. July 12th Ouders: Albert Devries Belitie Leurse. Kinders: Dirck Gutuygen Carste Luerse, Senior, en Geertie Quick, Pg. 284
[8] (RDC) Jan 11th Ouders: Henry Hues, Elisabeth Quick. Kinders: Dirk. Getuygen: Jacobus de Kay, Janneke de Kay pg. 256
[9] (RDC) July 12th Ouders: John Cuer, Gerretie Gerrits Kinders: Annies. Getuygen: Gerrit Cosyns, Beletje Quick .h.v. pg. 284
[10] Alphonso T. Clearwater, The History of Ulster County, New York (W. J. Van Deusen, 1907) pgs. 50 & 102
[11] Records of the Road Commissioners of Ulster County Vol 1 1722-1769 (Albany NY, 1940) pgs. 5-6, 8
[12] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptismal & Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster Co. NY, (New York, 1891) Thomas Quick Family pgs. 153,197, 528
[14] New-York tribune. [volume], May 01, 1892, Page 15, Image 15 Stephen Crane's Not Much of A Hero. Examining the Record of "Tom" Quick, Indian Slayer.
[15] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptismal & Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster Co. NY, (New York, 1891) pg. 534 and others
[16] Ann Stofer Johnson, Emanuel Gonsalus-Duk Working Papers Vol #2 (Self 1989) pgs. 1-4, 19-25
[17] Dutchess Co. New York Wills Vol. AA p. 31, Box #4022
[18] Ulster Co. New York Deeds Vol CC pg. 89
[19] Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, History of Ulster County, New York (Everts & Peck, NY, 1880 pgs. 183,210,215-216, and 220
[20] E.B. O’Callaghan, Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the office of the Secretary of State, Albany N.Y, Part II English manuscripts, 1664-1776 (New York, Secretary's Office 1866) pg. 502
[21] E.B. O’Callaghan, The Documentary History of the State of New-York Vol III, (Weed & Parsons, Albany 1850) pg. 971
[23] U.S. Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, Holland Society of New York; New York, New York; Rochester and Cortlandtown, Book 9, pgs. 3, 5-7, 10-11, 26, 142, 244, & 266-67 and others
[25] Calendar of Historical Manuscripts, Relating to the War of the Revolution, in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y.(Weed, Parsons & Company, Printers, 1868 - New York) pgs. 26-27
[26] E. Croswell, Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, Volume 12 (New York, 1902) pgs. 767-768 [27] New York
[29] Ulster Co. New York Surrogate Court Letters of Administration Vol. B pgs. 114-115
[30] Ulster Co. New York, Deeds Vol. 111 pgs. 111-113
[31] Ulster Co. New York Wills Vol. N pgs. 503-503
[32] Ulster Co. New York, Deeds Vol. 88 pgs. 77-78, Philip Quick to Johannis Marple (Markle) 18 Acres for $1
[33] Ulster Co. New York, Deeds Vol. 88 pgs. 435-55, Peter Quick Jr. to Thomas O. Osterhoudt
[34] Ulster Co. New York, Deeds Vol. Vol. 163 pgs. 393-394, Luther Quick to Margaret Hornbeck $1000 for 1.5 acres
[35] Osterhoudt Home Farm History, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
[36] Commemorative Biographical Record of Ulster County, New York: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, And of Many of the Early Settled Families. Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1896. pg. 541


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