The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
ROSEBOOM Genealogy - Westford
Robert ROSEBOOM was born in Holland in 1693. Hendrick
Roseboom, son of Robert, was also born in Holland. They emigrated
to America about the year 1720, and settled in Albany, N.Y. Robert
Roseboom died in the year 1764. Hendrick, son of Robert, married
Mary SANDERS. He died in 1743, leaving a widow and one son,
named Garret, born July 19, 1722. Getty, his wife, was born March
26, 1731. He died, leaving a widow and nine children, viz.: Robert,
born Oct. 9, 1755; Hendrick, born May 27, 1757; John, born Jan. 20,
1760; Garret, born Sept. 20, 1762; Peter, born Aug. 17, 1764;
Gilbert, born Oct. 12, 1768; Mary, born March 14, 1754; Deborah,
born Oct. 4, 1773; Peggy, born Dec. 3, 1775.
Robert Roseboom and Jesintie DUMONT were married at Raritan,
Somerset Co., N.J., March 2, 1776. She was a daughter of Peter
and Brachie Dumont of that place, and born June 18, 1751. Robert
Roseboom bought of John VAN NESS, of Albany Co., Oct. 13, 1786,
250 acres of land for L175, located in Westford, and in the spring
of 1787 moved his family, consisting of his wife and three children,
viz,: Garret, Brachie, and Peter; the latter at the time was about two
and a half years old. Gertrude and Jesintie were born Feb. 17, 1795.
Robert Roseboom was a State senator from 1801 to 1805; in the
assembly in 1800, 1811, and 1815.
Garret Roseboom was born Nov. 27, 1777, and married Mary
ADAMS in 1816. He died Feb. 5, 1870, leaving a widow, two sons,
and one daughter, - Robert, Garret and Emily.
Peter Roseboom was born Oct. 5, 1785. He married March 16, 1816,
at New Malbury, Ulster county, Anna, daughter of Job and Sarah
HOPKINS, who was born Feb. 2, 1794. He settled on the farm
owned by his father in his lifetime, and lived and died there, leaving
a widow and four children (one daughter, Mary Jane, having died in
1850), viz.: Sarah Ann, Brachie, Mary Jane, Horace, and Jesintie.
Peter Roseboom died April 14, 1863; his wife, Anna Roseboom,
died March 23, 1869.
Horace Roseboom is now the owner and occupant of the old
homestead where his grandfather, father and mother died. He has
two daughters and one son. He has also two grandchildren, son and
daughter of Schuyler and Mary Jane BORST. Mr. Roseboom is an
active and prominent citizen, and justly merits the esteem in which
he is held.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 356
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