Thursday, June 22, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1781/2 Birth and Baptism of Rosina Lown (1781-1881) in Poughkeepsie, New York

I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1781 birth and baptism record of Rosina Lown of Poughkeepsie, New York:

The birth/baptism record is the third entry from the top of the page:

The transcription of this birth and baptism record is:

[Ch'd Date]                    [Parents]                                         [Witnesses]
"Rosina                         Georg Lown                                  Martinus Wilham
br Dec 3, 1781               Susannah Shoemaker                   & wife Rosina Shoemaker

Note:  The baptism date at the top of the page is 20 January 1782.

The source citation for this marriage record is:

"U.S. Dutch Reformed Church Records from Selected States, 1639-1989," digital images, (, New York > Poughkeepsie (The Flats) > Book 39 (image 313 of 417), Rosina Lown birth entry, 3 December 1781, Christened 20 January 1782; Original data: Dutch Reformed Church Records from New York and New Jersey. Holland Society of New York, New York, New York.

This record is an Original Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth and baptism of Rosina Lown, the daughter of Goerg Lown and Susannah Shoemaker.  

Rosina Lown (1781-1881) was born 3 December 1781 in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of Goerg and Susannah (Shoemaker) Lown.    She married Isaac Lanfear on 10 October 1809  in Claverack, New York.  They had ten children.

Isaac and Rosina (Lown) Lanfear are my 4th great-grandparents. I am descended through one of their children who had a son Devier James Lanphear Smith (1839-1894) adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith, who married Abigail A. Vaux (1844-1931) in 1861 in Dodge County, Wisconsin. 


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