Descendants of the DeVoor/ DeVaux Family
of County Artois, Spanish Netherlands


Generation #4

Willem (3Daniel, 2Nicholas, 1Nicholas) DeVoor

Willem DeVoor was born in 1711 at the French Patent, Hackensack, Bergen Co NJ and christened in the Dutch Reformed Church of Manhattan, NY on 11/6/1711. And in 1723, Willem's family began their migration to the Delaware Valley.

From Bergen county in East New Jersey, the family first migrated up the Hudson to the Dutch settlement at Kingston NY, arriving by 3/1723. And from Kingston, the DeVoor family migrated in the company of other ethnic Dutch families south on the Old Mine Road to the Delaware Valley, settling in the vicinity of Paulins Kill, Hunterdon (now Sussex) Co NJ by 9/1724 when his father drew up his will.

After arriving in West New Jersey, Willem did not necessarily move, but the administrative boundaries did; as Morris Co split from Hunterdon Co NJ in 1739. Willem is next found in 1740 in Morris Co NJ where he and brother David were indentured to Lewis Morris, the Governor of New Jersey.

On 6/13/1740 in Morris Co NJ, Willem married Catherine Schoonmaker ch. 9/11/1709 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY. And in 1753, Sussex Co split from Morris Co NJ. Catherine and Willem lived in Minisink, Sussex Co NJ until about 1772 when they migrated to Bedford Co PA.

By 1772 their route would have been rather straightforward. From the Delaware Valley, they had the choice of traveling south to Philadelphia and then west or traveling west to the Susquehanna and then south to the Germantown Pike. Either way, after crossing the river at Harris Ferry, the families traveled west on the old military road, Forbes Road, to what had been Ft. Raystown, now known as Bedford PA.

A William Devore is found enumerated in the 1784 and Catherine is enumerated in the 1786 Census. Thus, William died before 1786 and Catherine died just afterward. Willem and Catherine are believed to have died, exact dates unknown, in Bedford Co PA.

Research Note: Baptisms and marriages performed at the four Dutch Reformed Church of the Delaware Valley were recorded at Machackemeck (Deerpark) Church of Ulster (now Orange) County, New York. Additionally, itinerant preachers maintained their own personal records including Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth and Rev. Elias Van Bennschoten. [Minisink Dutch Reformed Church]

Devore Family Migration

  • Manhattan, NY/Bergen Co NJ
  • Migrated before 3/1723 to Ulster Co NY
  • Migrated before 9/1724 to Hunterdon (now Sussex) Co NJ
  • 1739 Morris Co split from Hunterdon Co NJ

  • 1753 Sussex Co split from Morris Co NJ

  • Migrated before 1772 to Bedford Co PA

Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan NY: 11/6/1711

Parents Child Sponsors
Daniel In de Voor
Engeltje Cornelus
Willem Willem Krom
Elizabeth Uytenbogert
WILLS IN TRENTON, NJ (LDS film F-522715, p. 49)
DANIEL DEVORE of Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ (yeoman)
Eldest son: Cornelius DEVORE to recieve 10 shillings above equal share, as eldest
Wife : Angeleca DEVORE
Children : Martha, Cornelius, Hendrick, Jonaca, Daniel, Jacobus, William, David, Matheus, 
wd 7 Sept. 1724 - wp 11 oct. 1729
Wit. Peter Hinne and Gerritt VanVlet
Value of property : 57 pounds,18 schillings,10 pence. Some land previously sold to Richard Bonnaface and Yerry Dildine. Land still not sold when wife dies, to be sold by Trustees and Overseers : Adrean Sane/Lane and William Roosa
William DEVOOR of Morris County, weaver, and David DEVOOR of Hunterdon, yeoman... [bound to]... Lewis MORRIS, Governor... 500 pounds... 13 June 1740
William DEVOOR... obtained license of marriage for himself and for Catherine SCHOONMAKER of the County of Morris abovesaid, spinster... [w] Tho:s BARTOW Sec'y [consent of] Wyllem KLERCK and wife Heylty KLERCK who was the widow of Henderyck SCHOONMAKER...Wyllem DEVOOR... our Doghter Catryena SCHOONMAKER.

Reformed Dutch Church, Deer Park NY: 5/1/1750

Parents Child Sponsors
David Devoor
Gerretje Hydt
Johannes &
Cornelis DeVoor, Lena Westfael
Wilhelmus Devoor, Catharina Schoonmaker


    1. Rebecca Devore

Baptisms by Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth 1741 - 1799 of the 
Reformed Congregation, Smithfield TWP, Bucks Co PA: 3/14/1742
Parents Child Sponsors
William Devoor
Cathrina Schoonmaker
Rebecca Cornelius Devoor
Lena Westfael, his wife

    2. Heltje Devore

Reformed Dutch Church, Walpack, Sussex Co NJ: 6/25/1764

Parents Child Sponsors
Joseph Heyns, Jr.
Heltje Devour

    3. Rachael Devore

Reformed Dutch Church, Walpack, Morris Co NJ: 5/24/1746

Parents Child Sponsors
Willem Devoor
Catharina Schoonmaker
Rachel Daniel Devoor
Rachel Devoor

    4. Sarah Devore

Reformed Dutch Church, Walpack, Morris Co NJ: 8/21/1748

Parents Child Sponsors
Willem Devoor
Catharina Schoonmaker
Sara Andries Cole
Sarah Schoonmaker

    5. Lydia Devore

Research Note: From the records for Lydia Heyns, we find her name misspelled as Elidea but later respelled as Lydiea. Extrapolation leads us to understand that this misspelling also refers to the Christian name Lydia.

Reformed Dutch Church, Walpack, Morris Co NJ: 5/1/1750

Parents Child Sponsors
Willem Devoor
Catharina Schoonmaker
Alida Jacobus Devoor
Evje Dingenman

    6. Lanah Devore ch. 6/10/1753 Sussex Co NJ

    7. Daniel Devore

Baptisms by Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth 1741 - 1799 of the
Reformed Congregation, Walpack, Sussex Co NJ: Sept. 22, 1755
Parents Child Sponsors
William Devoor
Cathrina Schoonmaker
Daniel Daniel Schoomaker
Ann Prys
Daniel Devore and Mary Householder of Bedford Co. PA
listed as parents of William and Luke Devore of Jefferson Co OH.
Daniel DEVOUR: 21011 11110
Public Notice to the Electors of the said County of Bedford, that a General Election will be held in said county on the Second Tuesday of October next (being the 12th day of the month) 1812 at the several Election Districts:
The Electors of the Township of Londonderry, to meet at the house of Daniel Devore, in said township.

    8. Elias Devore

Baptisms by Rev. Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth 1741 - 1799 of the
Reformed Congregation, Walpack, Sussex Co NJ: Apr. 11, 1763
Parents Child Sponsors
William Devoir
Cathrina Schoonmaker
1st Class. Ludwick Liberger. 
5th Class. Cornes Devore. 
6th Class. George Liberger. 
7th Class. Nicholas Liberger, Senr. Eliga Devore. Luke Devore. 
8th Class. Henry Liberger. John Hains, Esqr. Nicholas Liberger, Junr. 

Generation #5


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