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Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten 

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Adrian Aten
9/4/1695 - 1757


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Hendrick 'Henry' M. Aten
9/3/1723 - 1773
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.

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:
Mary (1763)
John (1765)married Jane Morden
Sarah (1769)
George (1771)
Other11/12/1775 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
Burial location: 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/Tombstone5/10/1780 Mount Bethel PA  7 yrs after death 
Henry Aten - Sept. 3, 1723 - May 10, 1780 

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29 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
46 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
26 1749 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.
7 1730 Map of US Colonies
9 1732 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.
24 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
27 1750 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.
37 1760 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".
40 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
43 1766 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
50 1773 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.
15 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
20 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
25 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
33 1756 Seven Year's War begins
36 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
40 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
41 1764 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.
44 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America

Mary Bellis
Born about 1730 and died about 1820
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John 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...
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