Posted By:Walt Stander
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Subject:Van Sicklen Controversy
Post Date:August 02, 2007 at 14:29:13
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Forum:Vansickle Family Genealogy Forum
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I have been told that there was a family rift of sorts between the so-called 'Gravesend' van Sicklens and the 'Coney Island' van Sicklens. This rift was such that the entire John van Sicklen (1775-1842/Maria Johnson (1780-1849) branch set up their own little private cemetery next to the Gravesend Cemetery so as not to be buried with the other van Sicklens.

(I got this from a non-family researcher who claims to have read this story years ago, but of course, cannot find the exact reference.)

Any others heard of this story? Comments?