Hendrick (1William) Heyns of Kingston NY
Note: Researching up the family tree from John Hains, Esq., the first proven ancestor of this Heyns family, a preponderance of records indicate that John Hains' father was Joseph Heyns. But from the 12/25/1741 baptism at the Smithfield Church, we learn that Joseph was actually Joseph Hendrickson (sic) who did not necessarily use the family name Heyns. Putting the names together, we have Joseph Hendricksen Heyns. Thus using the patronymic form of his name, the father's Christian name should be Hendrick. Therefore, we arrive at Hendrick Heyns.
Hendrick Heyns was born in about 1690, probably in Kingston NY. For Hendrick, there is no information to date.
Going up the family tree, there are records for a William Heyns, father of Elysabeth, Isabella and Margrith from Kingston, NY. And, ongoing research focuses on William as the father for this missing generation.
Current research continues to link the Heyns family of Kingston NY and Bucks Co PA and Bedford Co PA to the Schoonmaker family also of Kingston NY and Bucks Co PA, who are interrelated with the Devore family of Dutch New Amsterdam and Sussex Co NJ and Bedford Co PA.
Schoonmaker Family Migration
Devore Family Migration
Born c. 1690 Kingston NY
Married c. 1705 in New York to an unknown spouse
Date and place of death unknown
Awaiting new information to come to the fore; and considering the preponderance of circumstantial evidence; this research will cite Joseph Hendricksen Heyns as the father of John Hains, Esq. of Bedford Co PA.
1. Joseph Hendricksen Heyns b. c. 1715 Kingston NY