Cornelius (Jan Roelofsen) Elten
Cornelius Elten was christened 12/29/1681 in Ulster Co NY. On 9/3/1704 in Kingston, Ulster Co NY, Cornelius married Rebecca Van Meterin ch. 4/26/1686 Kingston, Ulster Co NY. The couple is last found in Kingston in 1715 when daughter Zara was baptised.
Sometime after 1715, Cornelis migrated to the Delaware Valley. The question is. "Did they migrate south down the Old Mine Road to Bucks Co PA, of did they migrate by sea down and around Cape May NJ to the Jersey side on the Delaware River? But, this new locale would only be a sojourn. Whichever route, the next destination was the Shenandoah and the Maryland frontier.
In the Fall of 1731, Jost Hite led an expedition of sixteen families down what would become known as the as the Great Wagon Road to the Shenandoah. Included in the party was John Van Meter, Rebecca's brother. Were Cornelis and Rebecca members of the Elten family and part of the original settlers?
Reportedly, Cornelius and Rebecca migrated in the company of John Van Meter to Frederick Co MD where Cornelius and Rebecca lived out the remainder of their lives. [Elten Migration Map]
Cornelius died in 1745 in Frederick Co MD.
Christened 12/29/1681 Ulster Co NY
Dutch Reformed Church, Wiltwyck NY: 12/29/1681
| Jan Elting
|Cornelis|| Cornelis Slegt,
1664 New Amsterdam ceded to by the Dutch Republic to England
Married 9/3/1704 Kingston, Ulster Co NY to Rebecca Van Meterin ch. 4/26/1686 Kingston, Ulster Co NY
|Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston NY:
1704 03 Sep; Cornelis Elten, jm, born Hurley, liv Kingstowne;
Rebecca Van Meteren, jd, born Marbletown, liv Kingstowne. (b)
Migrated after 1715 to the Delaware Valley
Migrated Fall 1731 to Prince Georges (now Frederick) Co MD
Died 1745 Prince Georges (now Frederick) Co MD
1748 Frederick Co split from Prince Georges Co MD
4/26/1751 Frederick Co MD Probate
|Will Abstract Frederick Co MD: Cornelius Eltinge
Proved 1/1/1754. son Isaac, and son-in-law John Hite, and son-in-law Isaac Hite.
Named land: Milbrun, Long Acre, Addition, Eltinge's Rest, Derby Island.
1. Jacominte Eltinje
1. Sarah Eltinje
Married 1737 in Frederick Co MD to John Hite b.1714 Philadelphia Co PA
Died 1792 Monocacy, Frederick Co MD
2. Eleanor Eltinje
Married 4/12/1745 in Frederick Co MD to Isaac Hite b. 5/12/1721 Philadelphia Co PA
Died 11/18/1792 Shenandoah Co VA
Buried Long Meadow Cemetery, Shenandoah Co VA