In 1741, Jacobus Stoutenburgh became the first Colonial settler to set down roots in today’s Town of Hyde Park. Born in New York City in June 1696, Stoutenburgh married Margaret Teller in 1717 and the couple raised eight children.
Several years ago, I came across Margaret Teller's obituary. It was an unexpected and delightful find. It was printed when the long S was in use. It was written when even the educated spelled words phonetically. It was written when widows were called "relics." I don’t know why, but...
Many stones have suffered damage over the centuries as shown in our photograph of Plot 1, the site of our forefather, Jacobus Stoutenburgh, and his wife, Margaret Teller-Stoutenburgh.
Listen now, good Stoutenburgh. Listen now, as we call the muster rolls of two hundred years ago. Listen now, as we read your family names. These are the liberty loving ones that put down the plough and picked up the musket in defense of freedom for all.
Next Sunday morning President Roosevelt will unveil a marble tablet in St. James’ Episcopal Church in memory of Jacobus Stoutenburgh, the first white settler of what is now Hyde Park, and his wife, Margaret Teller Stoutenburgh.
Mary Elizabeth Stoutenburgh was the daughter of William Luke Stoutenburgh and his wife, Mary Dutton. She married Robert Arnet Quin who became the chaplain at Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island.
We just wanted to share one of the murals from the Hyde Park, New York Post Office. This and other illustrations like it are available for viewing on our Illustrations page.
Here’s a surprising bit of family history I happened to stumble across while researching Margaret Teller. It concerns another relative named Rebecca Watson who married Dr. Abraham Stoutenburg in 1784 and then later took their son and left the man.
Could Peter Van Der Lyn be the same painter who created the portraits of William and Marguerite Stoutenburgh?
For any of you that may have wondered about the Stoutenburgh-Teller Family Association (STFA), here’s quick history by Betsy Neal (STFA President) telling how it came to be and a little of what it’s about:
Back in December of 2007, we published an article here entitled Fascinating Descendants. That article, written by Lanaii Kline, alluded to the work of Perry McDonough Collins, grandson of Maria Stoutenburgh and Richard DeCantillon, in creating the Collins Overland Telegraph and opening up the Pacific Northwest for industrial and...
William Teller, born 1620, was the son of a minister of distinction — which may account for the pulpit design in the Coat of Arms of the Teller Family published in Helmes Wappenbuch in Nuremburg in 1700. He was the first of the family in this country. He went...