_Gerritt DYCKMAN ______+ | _Jacob DYKEMAN ______| | m 1736 | | |_______________________ | | |--Garret DYKEMAN | (1741 - 1813) | _Isaac VERMILYEA ______ | | |_Rebecca VERMILYEA __| (.... - 1760) m 1736| |_Josyntie VAN OBLINUS _
The Dykeman (Dyckman) family is of Dutch origin and settled in New Amsterdam (Manhattan Island). For a while they lived in Tarrytown NY and Philipsborough NY. . Today a Dykeman museum is located in Manhattan Island (a Dutch Colonial on 204th Street). Some of the family remained loyal to the crown and were United Empire Loyalists who arrived in Saint John New Brunswick. (Parrtown, in fall 1783). There were two Dykemans garret and Jans or Abraham (depending on source it could be either). Garret stayed in Carleton at first (West Saint John ) then went upriver to settle at Waterborough. Jans (Abraham) was granted land in Carleton but no records exist of what happen to him. Brian Ballard's wife's ancestor was Garret.
Garret was a descendent from Jan Dyckman. Garret/Girret was baptized in the Dutch reformed church but changed to Anglican. Garret and family came in company 51 aboard the "Neptune or Nepton" in 1783
Abraham (Jans , Josiah or Joseph) do not show up anywhere else except when the loyalist first arrived. Not sure if we are talking about one or two people. Anyway they must have moved on somewhere. A Mrs. Bremner told me the Dykemans from above Fredericton came from Nova Scotia some time in the 1850's. Could be them who knows..
Per the New Brunswick land grants. Garret was granted two pieces of land one at Parrtown 1784, the other at 9 Dykeman Lane Cambridge Queen's County 1787. A Josiah (maybe Jans) was granted land at Parrtown 1784. Finally a Abraham Dykeman at Hampstead 1786.
During Brian Ballard's research some data contradicted other data. Therefore some of this may not be accurate.
According to H.P. Toler's New Harlem register, Gerrit served in the 1st regiment, Westchester Co Militia NY at the beginning of the revolution. In 1779, he was taken prisoner and sent to Connecticut. When all the family gathered in New York to embark for Nova Scotia, Gerrit was listed as coming from Connecticut, instead of New York. Gerrit, who had been released from Connecticut, his wife Eunice, 2 children 10 or over and three children under 10 were ready to board the Neptune at New York on Oct 3 1783. They had a long wait at Station Island until all ships were ready to sail on the 7th of Oct, and a count of number of people in each family was taken on the ships.
They landed in Saint John about the middle of Oct and each family received a lot in Parr town. Gerrit rec'd lot 660 with 1,664,110 feet of boards, 1,449,919 shingles and bricks. The lot was situated on the south side of St George's Street, now King Street East, later an important residential area. Most of the buildings, at first, were log houses; the lumber was used for roofing. Then in May 1784, another count of the families was taken, to see who survived the winter.
On Aug 16th 1784, the province of New Brunswick was formed. People began to leave the crowded area in Saint John to farm land bordering the river. The Dykemans joined a group to go fifty miles up river to Jemseg, where they bought land subsequently owned by Nehemiah Brown Estey.
Gerrit and his sons became farmers, and Gerrit was a pew holder in St. John's church at Gagetown, a settlement across the river on the west bank, now a county seat. The church was built in 1790 and consecrated two years later. It was here that Eunice and their two elder sons, Gilbert and Jacob were baptized as adults on Aug 28 1792.
In April of 1786, Garret appears on the Land Grant to Col. William Spray as having 7.73 acres, one dwelling house and six "neat cattle."
 Info from LDS files. May or may not be Handspiker by birth.
_Benjamin SABEAN ____+ | (.... - 1884) _Malcolm Bruce SABEAN _| | (1855 - 1937) m 1888 | | |_Rachel MULLEN ______ | | |--Charles H. SABEAN | (1895 - 1896) | _____________________ | | |_Mabel HAINES _________| (.... - 1903) m 1888 | |_____________________
_____________________ | _Moses TRUMAN _______| | (1811 - 1857) | | |_____________________ | | |--Margaret TRUMAN | (.... - 1923) | _Peter WEAVER _______+ | | (1785 - 1836) m 1808 |_Phoebe Jane WEAVER _| (1821 - 1899) | |_Catherine EDISON ___+ (1777 - ....) m 1808
This entry in 1901 Census COULD be same Margaret, but still keeping an open mind:
Census Year: 1901
Given Name: Margaret J
Rel. to Head: mother
Birthdate: 24 Jun, 1838