Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1734 Baptism of Marie La Tourette (1734-1791) in New York City.

It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1734 baptism record of Marie La Tourette in the Dutch Reformed Church of Port Richmond on Staten Island, New York:

The Marie La Tourette baptism record is the third from the bottom of the page:

The extracted information from this record is:

*  Date:  1734, Sept. 1
*  Parents:  David La Tourette and Catherine Poillon
*  Child:  Marie [La Tourette]
*  Witnesses:  Judith Bodin

The source citation for this record is:

Tobias Alexander Wright, editor, Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: Volume IV, Staten Island Church Records (New York: NYGBS, 1909), "Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Port Richmond, S.I., baptisms from 1696 to 1772," page 45, baptism entry for Marie, daughter of David La Tourette and Catherine Poillon; digitized images, FamilySearch International, FamilySearch Books (https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/ : accessed 15 August 2019).

I found this book on FamilySearch Books and was able to download it to my computer.

This is a Derivative Source record of the Dutch Reformed Church records for Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York. which was probably copied from the original source records.  It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence for the name, place and baptism date, but Secondary Information for the parents names and witness name.

Information in this source indicates that the French Church combined with the Dutch Church at Port Richmond in the early 1700s.  

Marie La Tourette (1734-1791) married Jonathan Lewis (1715-1786) as his third wife, and resided on Staten Island, New York. They are my 6th great-grandparents.  They had nine children, including Catherine Lewis (1759-1845) who married William Hutchinson and went to Canada at the end of the Revolutionary War.


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