Saturday, October 16, 2010

Surname Saturday - DAFOE (Switzerland > NewYork > Ontario)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 121, who is the Mary Dafoe (ca 1776-ca 1851), one of my 4th-great-grandparents.

My ancestral line back through five generations of DAFOE (and variants) families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7. Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14. Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15. Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902)
31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1840-1874)

60.  Abraham James Kemp (1795 - ca 1891)
61.  Sarah Sephrona Fletcher (1802-1 ca 1861)

120. John Kemp, born About 1768 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY; died Aft. April 1861 in probably Cramahe, Northumberland County, Ontario, CANADA. He was the son of 240. John Kemp and 241. Anna Van Vorst. He married 26 January 1795 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, CANADA.

121. Mary Dafoe, born about 1776 in VT; died before 1851 in probably Cramahe, Northumberland County, Ontario, CANADA.

Children of John Kemp and Mary Dafoe are:  Abraham James Kemp (1795-ca 1881); Nancy Anna Kemp (1797-1874); John Cook Kemp (1800-1887); Jacob Kemp (1802-1887; George Kemp (1806-????); Elizabeth Kemp (1806-????); James A. Kemp (1807-1891); Lucy Kemp (1809-????); Mary Kemp (1812-1912).

242. Abraham Dafoe, born before 11 May 1755 in Albany, Albany County, NY; died 1815 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addlington County, Ontario.  He married about 1775 in NY.
243. Katreen Diamond, born about 1755 in NY. She was the daughter of 486. John Diamond and 487. Christiana Loyst.

Children of Abraham Dafoe and Katreen Diamond are: Mary Dafoe (ca 1776-ca 1851); female Dafoe (1780-1784); Jacob Dafoe (1784-????); Elizabeth Dafoe (1786-1861); George Dafoe (1788-1887); Lucy Dafoe (1791-????);

484.  Johann Ernst Dafoe, born about 1726 in NY; died 1784 in St. Jean, Quebec. . He married 01 February 1748/49 in Germantown, Dutchess County, NY.
485. Maria Keller, born 27 March 1729 in Loonenburg, Greene County, NY; died 12 August 1789 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addlington County, Ontario. She was the daughter of 970. Conrad Keller and 971. Maria Barbara Proper.

Children of Johann Dafoe and Maria Keller are:  George Dafoe (1749-1777); Conradt Dafoe (1753-1853); Abraham Dafoe (1755-1815); John Dafoe (1758-????); Jacob Dafoe (1761-ca 1792); Maria Dafoe (1763-????); Michael Dafoe (1766-ca 1860); Daniel Dafoe (1769-????).

968. Abraham Defoe, born about 1703 in Switzerland; died before 1753 in NY. He married about 1723 in probably Dutchess County, NY.
969. Maria Catharina Reiffenberger, born about 1710 in Germany; died in St. Jean, Quebec. She was the daughter of 1938. Johann Georg Reiffenberger and 1939. Maria Elisabetha Deiken.

Children of Abraham Defoe and Maria Reiffenberger are:  Johann Ernst Dafoe (1726-1784); Johann Jurgen Dafoe (1727-ca 1788); Daniel Dafoe (1731-????); Johannes Teunis Dafoe (1733-????); Maria Elisabetha Dafoe (1735-????); Anna Margaretha Dafoe (1738-????); Eva Dafoe (1740-1815); Elisabetha Dafoe (1742-????); Abraham Dafoe (1745-????).

1836. Daniel Thevou, born about 1665 in Missy, Vaud, Switzerland, died 1717 in NY. He married before 1700 in  Switzerland.
1837. Marianne Delcour, born about 1669 in Switzerland, died before June 1710 at sea (?).

Children of Daniel Thevou and Marianne Delcour are:  Maria Anna Dafoe (1700-ca 1762);  Abraham Dafoe (ca 1703-ca 1753).

The family of Daniel Thevou (Dafoe) was in the book: Henry Z. Jones, Jr. The Palatine Families of New York, 1985.  Information about later families was obtained from several WorldConnect databases posted on by Annie Meyer , Cheryl Taber and others.  I have done no original research on any of these families.


Unknown said...

Your Mary Dafoe seems to appear on my website as Maria Maritgen Keller, later Mary Dafoe. See:

Cheers, J.B.

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Jim,

Nice website! Love the biographical information.

My Mary Dafoe is the daughter Mary of Abrham and Maria (Keller) Dafoe, who married John Kemp.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the compliment. This is a wiki site, so people can register and make their own editings and contributions. If you see errors, omissions and have new information, let me know and we can benefit from your help.
Just getting interested in blogs. Was directed to yours by Thomas MacEntee, who talked to our society yesterday. My family interest is the Benedict surname.