__ | _Johannis (Hannes) HENSELBEKKER _| | | | |__ | | |--Conrad (Coenradt) Enoch HANDLESPIKER | (.... - 1809) | __ | | |_Mrs.Henselbekker _______________| | |__
Brothers: Phillip, John and William (Philip, Johannes and Wilhelm). There is also a possibility of a fifth brother, Michel. Though, Michel may also prove to be either the father (Mr. Henselbekker) or an uncle (or brother to "Mr. H.") William and Conrad settled in Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada, after the Amer. Rev. War. Phillip settled in New Brunswick, Canada. John, it would seem, managed to stay in New Jersey for awhile, then, POSSIBLY went to join his brother Phillip in New Brunswick.
"Muster Roll of Disbanded Officers, Discharged and Disbanded Soldiers and Loyalists, Mustered at Digby, N.S. 29 May 1789" lists "Handlespiker, Conrad - 1 man, 1 woman, 2 children above 10, 1 child under 10, no servants, 5 total. and lists Conrad as "D.S." (prob. Discharged Soldier). (5 would have been Conrad, Anna, William, Conrad Jr. and Peter) Actual date of discharge was given me by Mickey Pazurik as 18-Jul-1784, 2nd Batt. NJ Volunteers. However, he also appears in other rolls, like the 4th NJV, enlisting in the 4th Battallion, NJV, on 22-Jan-1777, at Staten Island, the same day as Philip. I will provide more information, upon request, as it's too detailed to offer here. Conrad and Philip were the two "main" Hanselpackers in the NJV. With William appearing in only one such muster roll.
Conrad and Philip joined Peter Ruttan's company, under the battallion commander, Lt. Col. Abraham Van Buskirk. Many of the recruits came from the area surrounding Mahwah, New Jersey. Names such as Wannamaker, Ramsey, Hemeon, Fox, Demarest and Ackerman. The 4th NJV merged with other units, and was renamed the 3rd in 1781, still under Lt. Col Buskirk. When discharged, the records indicate they were a part of the 2nd Battallion. The last of the NJV received their discharges in October of 1783. My belief is that Conrad and William, maybe even Philip, departed New Jersey in September of 1783, leaving from New York City, New York, to River Saint John.
There is reference made in the History of Mahwah, New Jersey, to a "Cunrad Henselbekker"in the 1770 minutes of the Consistory of the Ramapo Church, which reads as follows: "Cunrad and Catharina Henselbekker fell in the heavy sin of the shame, in that they, through intercourse, had begotten a child. On this account, they were summoned to appear before the church the following Sunday, and after previous exhortation to obtain forgiveness and reconciliation for their great sin against God through the blood of Jesus Christ, they were again released." The "sin of shame" is likey due to the fact that Cunrad was not married to Catharina, she was William's wife. Cunrad married Anna. This indicates that Cunrad, however, was the father of one of the children listed as William's, most likely.
The four "brothers" spread out geographically, at the end of the American Revolution. Conrad and William went to Digby, Nova Scotia, Philip to Longreach, New Brunswick, and John, apparently, stayed in New Jersey for awhile.
In "Loyalists in Nova Scotia" by Gilroy, it lists Conrad Handlespike as being "given" 350 acres of land in Digby in 1784, and "escheated" in 1800. (An interesting side note - 10-Aug-1784, in the "Political Intelligencer" a listing of claims against forfeited estates of loyalists lists amongst those lands made forfeit, the land of one Coenradt Henselpecker) For William, it said he had 100 acres in Digby Township in 1801. In deeds to Digby Co. Index, Vol I 1785-1838, it shows Conrad and his wife, TO Edward Thorpe/Thorne, Digby Neck, 1797 - Book 1B, page 705. Not sure if that indicates losing all their land, or, granting some they later received??? I do know that both Conrad and William were amongst the earlier settlers of the area called "Mount Pleasant" near Digby Township, Nova Scotia. Records are in disagreement, as one source shows Conrad having settled at "Block T, lot #25" (Block T - in latest record - is broken down into sub-sections, so it's unlikely that a specific location could be identified, without that layout of the Blocks as they were in the late 18th century) - (Botsford Papers) and another, quoting Nova Scotia Immigrants books, which REFERENCED the Botsford Papers, but listed the lot at "Block U, lot #25". (This would place the property on West Street, halfway between George & Saint Mary's Streets) Unless a block was a part of a lot, and he received two adjacent blocks, I believe the transciption to be in error.
To date, there are three possible ships in which Conrad and family might have been transported from New York City to Nova Scotia. They are the "Alantha" the "Atlanta" and the "Esther". Have YET to see a passenger list for ANY of these ships, and believe the first two to be the same ship, anyway.
NOTE: Some records indicate the month of Conrad's death to be August vice June. Some, indicate the year as 1803, vice 1809. Additionally, some records show an Elizabeth being a daughter of Conrad, Sr. born in 1773/1774, in Mahwah. This is worthy of further investigation (she's listed in his family in the other database, but there is no further information on her).
In some early Digby sources, he is listed as being of Dutch descent.
Shown in records for both Forest Hill Cemetery and United Baptist Cemetery, Digby.
He's also listed on Digby Genweb site as buried at Trinity Anglican Cemetery (this actually makes the most sense, considering what was "around" in 1809).
From same book and volume:
"Handelspike, Conrad, Town of Digby, Block U, No. 25, Botsford grant (2:105)"
"Handlespik, Conrac, Loyalist; drew boards Botsford grant (2:117)"
_Watson Chipman HANDSPIKER _________+ | (1893 - 1923) m 1916 _Francis (Frank) Lewis HANDSPIKER _| | (.... - 2000) m 1943 | | |_Lillian May HAZELTON ______________+ | (1894 - 1972) m 1916 | |--Dudley HANDSPIKER | | _Jean Louis (John Lewis) MOULAISON _ | | |_Patricia (May) Agnes MOULAISON ___| (1926 - 1997) m 1943 | |_Agnes ROGERS ______________________
 Resided Yarmouth, NS, Canada.
_Leander Abel HANDSPIKER _+ | (1904 - 1977) _Jackie Lea HANDSPIKER _| | (1937 - 1979) | | |_Violet Louise HAZELTON __+ | (1906 - 1986) | |--Keith HANDSPIKER | | _Herman SMITH ____________ | | |_Barbara SMITH _________| | |__________________________
 In CV1, Keith is listed as marrying Linda Diane Bent, and being father to Amber Lynn Handspiker. Need to clarify the "real deal," here.
_Phillip HENSELBEKKER _+ | (.... - 1819) _Peter HANSELPACKER _| | (1774 - ....) | | |_Margretha ____________ | | |--Catherine HANSELPACKER | (.... - 1842) | _______________________ | | |_Mary ? _____________| (.... - 1847) | |_______________________
 Witnesses to marriage are William Hanselpacker and Permela MacDonald.
_Henry HENSELBECKER _+ | (.... - 1921) _Henry HENSELBECKER ________| | | | |_Carrie FRITZ _______+ | (1894 - 1969) | |--Brett HENSELBECKER | | _Charles MARINO _____ | | |_Josephine Kathrine MARINO _| (1905 - 1997) | |_Mary GIANFORTUNA ___
 Of Montana.
_George KAY _________ | (.... - 1820) _Jacob KAY __________| | (.... - 1876) m 1815| | |_Sarah ? ____________ | | |--Jacob KAY | (1833 - ....) | _Shadrach CHASE _____+ | | (1750 - 1830) m 1792 |_Sarah CHASE ________| (1794 - 1872) m 1815| |_Martha EVANS _______ m 1792
_John SKINNER _______+ | (1675 - 1740) m 1696 _Aaron SKINNER ______| | (1713 - 1766) m 1737| | |_Sarah PORTER _______ | (1677 - ....) m 1696 | |--Charles SKINNER | (1747 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Eunice TAINTOR _____| (1713 - ....) m 1737| |_____________________
Children of Charles and Sarah:
Charles Skinner , Jr. b: 9 OCT 1775
Alfred Skinner b: 20 JUN 1778
Eunice Skinner b: 31 JAN 1780 in Newport, Nova Scotia, CAN
Rebecca Skinner b: 22 DEC 1781
Lavina Skinner b: 27 JAN 1784
Ann Skinner b: 9 MAR 1786
Mary Skinner b: 29 DEC 1787
Elizabeth Skinner b: 11 NOV 1789
William Skinner b: 13 DEC 1791 in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, CAN
Sarah Skinner b: 30 DEC 1793
Abigail Skinner b: 15 APR 1796
David Skinner b: 6 FEB 1798
Joseph Churchill Skinner b: 16 FEB 1800
Samuel Skinner b: 16 MAR 1802
Benjamin Skinner b: 22 DEC 1803
Following excerpt from the "Skinner of Hartford" genealogy - Wes Skinner:
This family immigrated to NB shortly after they were married and about five years later sold their land to Loyalists and move to Colchester County, Nova Scotia. later they moved to Kings County, Nova Scotia. ref - Isabel Palmeter
The "Christian Messanger" dated April 14, 1848 in Sarah's obituary says that both Sarah and Charles were born and married in Martha's Vineyard. The obituary of Sarah Osborn Skinner as found in the 'Christian Messenger' (1), an early Baptist magazine: reads "died 15 Jan. 1848 in Cornwallis, Mrs Sarah Skinner in her 88th year, daughter of the late Samuel Osborne of Martha's Vinyard, U.S. They removed to Casco, Me., to N.B., then to N.S. Born 22 July 1760. Married in N.B. at age 16 to Charles Skinner, native of Connecticut. Leaves 8 sons, 7 daughters, 113 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren. Late W.A. Chipman was a brother-in-law. Edward Manning and George Dimock sons-in-law. Rev. I.E. Bill married a grandaughter."
Marriages and other information on this family also found on John F. Dugan's Western King's County CD.
_Burton N. STARK ______+ | (1885 - 1928) m 1910 _Fulton Willard STARK ___________| | (1917 - 1989) | | |_Sadie Etta MIDDLETON _+ | (1895 - 1983) m 1910 | |--Burt STARK | | _Frank E. ROBICHEAU ___ | | |_Catharine Mary "Kay" ROBICHEAU _| | |_Beatrice Rose AMERO __ (1896 - ....)
 Possibly another Burton?