John VanTilburgh

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  • Date: 2 Jan 1773
  • Location: Kingston, Somerset Co, NJ, British Empire

Immediate Ancestors

Immediate Descendants

With Sarah Ann Francis

  • Unknown VanTilburgh I
  • Unknown VanTilburgh II
  • Thomas VanTilburgh
  • Unknown VanTilburgh IV
  • Unknown VanTilburgh V
  • Unknown VanTilburgh VI
  • Unknown VanTilburgh VII
  • Unknown VanTilburgh VIII
  • Unknown VanTilburgh IX
  • Unknown VanTilburgh X
  • Unknown VanTilburgh XI

Places Lived

  • Trenton, Monmouth Co, NJ, USA (1792-1802)
  • Maysville, KY, USA (1802-1803)
  • Germantown, OH, USA (1803-)



  • Date: 11 Jun 1837
  • Location: Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH, USA
  • Buried: Providence Cem, Harrison Twp, Darke CO, OH, USA

Biographical Information

  • Met Sarah Ann Francis in Trenton
  • He became a carriage maker
  • Migrated from New Jersey to the Ohio Territories ~1800



  • Family Search gives birth as 2 Jan 1773 in Kingston, Somerset Co, NJ, USA rather than 1 Jan 1773 in Tilburgh, Holland as listed in the email from Ruth Marilyn Brandon.. The information about the brothers and the emigration in 1792 is fairly specific. HOWEVER, The Family Search pedigree seems to connect to several more generations of VanTilburghs, still all listed as being born in the US. First in New Jersey, then in New York, then finally back to Holland with the imigration happening much earlier with a "Yan or Jan Teuniszen" migrating from Tilburg to Kings county New York sometime between 1635 and 1703. Jan is of course another name for John.... So the "earliest records" of a John migrating, may really be Jan. Of course then the dates don't match. But the Baptism records while not specific to John indicate there were already LOTS of Van Tilburghs in the New York area prior to 1792. More evidence is needed, unfortunately the internet information on the VanTilburgh's seems to be very sparse. For now, I will go with John being born in the US, in the hopes that investigating the earlier generations listed will provide more insight, or more information on the VanTilburgs turns up from elsewhere. Depending what turns up, the sub-points below may go back up in the Biographic section above. For the moment I'll put them here as a possible alternative:
    • Landed at Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island in 1792 when migrating from Tilburgh, Holland
    • Was accompanied by brothers Luther, Henry, Nathan and Richard
    • John went to Trenton in Monmouth County, NJ while the other four went to Pennsylvania and later to the vicinity of Ashland, Ohio.
  • I consider the above speculative (in either direction) until I get more infor confirming either one view or the other.
  • According to Family Search the father could also be listed as "John VanTilburgh". Of course John and Johannes are "translated" names of each other, so that would have to be watched carefully.
  • As of early 2008 I am inclined to go with the Family Search ancestry for John. I'll leave an evaluation until I get to this ancestor "in order" of my depth first search and do a bit more research.