Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten
|About Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten|
Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten was born on September 3, 1723 somewhere in New York in an unknown country and died about 1773 in Northhampton, Pennsylvania. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 49 years old.
Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten
9/3/1723 - 1773
The Atens come from the Netherlands, Provinces of Utrecht, Holland. Hendrick’s Great-Grandfather, Adrian Hendricks Aten, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1651. He settled in Flatbush, Long Island (now apart of Brooklyn, New York) where he married Elizabeth Lysbet Thomas and was the Constable of Flatbush.
Hendrick’s grand parents were Thomas & Elsje Schillman Aten and his parents were Adrian (1695-1757) & Jacobje Middaugh Aten.
Hendrick married Mary Bellis and they had seven children:
John (1765)married Jane Morden
|Other||11/12/1775 ||PA (Northampton County) ||2 yrs after death |
|Name as it appears: Jacobje Aten,
Name as later spelled: Jacobje Middagh Aten,
Wife/Spouse: Adrian Aten,
Date of will or inventory:Nov. 12, 1775,
County, state: Mount Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA,
Family named: son Dirck; daughters Antie, Mary, Catholine & Judick; sons Garret, John, Hendrick, Adrian
Probable Lineage: AHA> Thomas> Adrian, husband of Jacobje
Executors: my brother Peter Middagh and my son Adriaen Aten
Division made: “to be divided amongst all my sons & daughters equally, that is to say to my son Dirck, one equal share, the Heirs of my sone Hendrick deceased one full share to be equally divided amongst them, my son John Aten, one equal share, and my son Gerret Aten one equal share, & Adreaen Aten one equal share & each of my daughters (& the heirs of her body) before named one equal share each, excepting the share of my daughter Catholine which I will shall after my decease be put out on interest by my said executors, & the interest arising therefrom to be paid------------------
to be paid yearly, and every year unto my said daughter Catholine by my executors & after her decease, to the heirs of her body Lawfully begotten, or to be begotten & in Default of such, I leave then to my surviving sons and daughters to share and share alike.”
|Graveyard/Tombstone||5/10/1780 ||Mount Bethel PA ||7 yrs after death |
| Henry Aten - Sept. 3, 1723 - May 10, 1780 |
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||Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
||The first steam engine is invented by Watt
||Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
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||James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
||The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
||Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
||The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
||Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
||Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
||Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
||System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
||Seven Year's War begins
||Jesuits are forced out of France
||Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
||Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
||Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
Born about 1730 and died about 1820
|The Children of Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten|
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on June 10, 1765 and died somewhere in Pennsylvania on September 30, 1840. He was 75 years old.
On a 300 acre tract of land, six miles east of Milton, PA, John built a log cabin, a barn with a thatched roof and a flour mill that he operated for forty years. The name Aten was changed to Auten aft...