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1695, John Oothout, baptised 7th of April; was married to Catelina Van Deursen, by Dominie Van Driesen, July 15, 1721
1722, April 27, our daughter Catherina was born on Friday noon. Godparents: Henry Oothout and Elizabeth Van Deursen at baptism
1724, September 21, our daughter Elizabeth was born at 3 o'clock P. M. William Van Deursen and Dorothy Bogert sponsors
1728, April 28, our daughter Maria was born at 11 o'clock P. M. Cornelius Bogert and Margaret Cuyler, sponsors
1730, February 17, our daughter Margaret was born. Henry Van Deursen and Maria Staats, sponsors
1734, January 24, Margaret died; buried on the 26th in New York
1733, July 15, our son Henry was born in New York. William Roseboom and Sarah Quick, sponsors
1738, October 21, our son Henry died ; buried on the 23d in New York
1736, January 5, our daughter Margaret was born on Wednesday morning at 10 minutes past 8 o'clock. Volkert Oothout and his wife Catharine, sponsors
1739, August 20, John Oothout died, and was buried on the 22d in New York, in his 43d year
1739, December 19, our son John was born at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. George Velden and his wife, sponsors. (He was born four months after his father's death)
1753, May 13, my mother Catelina Oothout, died on Saturday morning at half past 4 o'clock, and was buried on Sunday, in her 55th year
1785, July 27, I John Oothout, was married with Miss Magdalena Van de Water, only daughter of William Van de Water, on Wednesday by the Rev. Dr. John H. Livingston, in the presence of Miss Margaret Ten Broeck, Miss Elizabeth Roberts, Gerard Bancker and Leonard McHenn Cutting, Esqs.
1787, December 22, our daughter Elizabeth was born on Sunday at 10 o'clock P. M., and on Sunday, the 6th of January, 1788, baptised by Professor Livingston in the old Dutch church. Mr. Win. Van de Water and his wife Elizabeth, sponsors. It being very severe cold day the baptism for that reason was not performed until the congregation had been dismissed
1789, January 12, our son John was born on Monday at 11 o'clock A. M., and on Wednesday, the 4th of February, following was baptised in the house by Professor Livingston. Brother Henry Quackenboss, of Albany, and Sister Elizabeth Ten Broeck, sponsors
1790, November 17, our daughter Catelina was born Wednesday at half-past 7 o'clock A. M.; was christened by the Rev. Professor J. H. Livingston at 11 o'clock on Monday 29th, and died same day at half-past 12 o'clock. Her complaint was stoppage in the head and soreness in the throat occasioned by a severe cold taken the preceding Monday, 22d inst
1791, October 23, at 5 o'clock in the morning our son William was born and on Friday, the 25th of November following, he was baptised in the house by the Rev. Geradus Keuppers, our then Dutch minister
1793, October 2d, on Wednesday morning 10 o'clock died our son William, aged 1 year, 11 months and nine days, and was buried with his sister Catelina at the left hand of a vault north end of the new Dutch Church
1794, February 2, Friday, our Cateline was born on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock, and christened in the house by the Rev. Dr. William Linn, 5th of March following
1801, January 18, departed this life on Sunday at 3 o'clock P. M. Elizabeth (Oothout) Ten Broeck, aged 76 years, 3 months and 27 days, and was interred in our family vault west side of the new Dutch church
1799, September 12, died Henry Van Harlingen of the yellow fever, and is interred in the Dutch Church burial ground below Stuyvesant's farm, aged 35 years
1804, September 20, Thursday 6 o'clock P. M., at his country seat at Greenwich, of a bilious remittent fever after eight days' illness John Oothout, aged 64 years, 9 months and 1 day. Interred in our family vault in Middle Dutch Church yard. Note: On excavating the trenches in November, 1882, for the foundation of the addition to the public market (which was formerly the Middle Dutch Church) on Beaver Street, Albany, several tombstones were unearthed and the remains were removed from the graves beneath. Among them was that over the grave of Margaret Oothout, daughter of John Oothout above, and wife of Col. Hendrick (Henry) Quackenbush (Quackenboss.) The stone was in excellent preservation and time following inscription, remarkably well cut, upon it in Holland Dutch: Heir Leidt het Lignaam Van Margareta Oothout Echtgenoot Van Hendrick Quackenboss Gebooren Te. new york. Woensdag Den 5. January. Anno. 17367. In den Heere Gierust Saturdag, Den 19. May, Anno 1770. Oudt : 33. Jaaren, 4 maanden and 14 daagen. Here lies the body of Margareta Oothout, consort of Hendrick Quackenboss; born at New York, Wednesday, time 5th day of January, in the year 17367; rested in Heaven Saturday, May 19, 1770, aged 33 years, 4 months and 14 days. A quantity of human bones, yellow and discolored by age, was also found near the headstone, but all traces of the coffin had long since vanished. A small iron field piece, in a fair state of preservation, was also discovered in one of the trenches.

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