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Henry Van Dyke - Buffalo Crossroads
Posted by: Ryan Weddle (ID *****9072) Date: August 09, 2011 at 12:00:10
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I am trying to find information about the origins of "Henry Vandyke" who lived in the Buffalo Crossroads area of Union County before the Revolutionary War. According to 'Annals of Snyder County' by Wagenseller on p. 29 - refers to

"Van Dyke, Henry, born 1700 In New York; died 1784 In Buffalo Valley. Although an old man he belonged to the Buffalo Valley Rangers. Before war was declared secret meetings were held by the colonists at his house east of Buffalo X Roads. He was one of the party of militia sent up to White Deer in 1781, under Sergt. Christian Van Gundy to bring away John Sample and wife who were finally murdered by Indians."

My question is if there are any references in Union County genealogic records that this Henry Vandyke's New York origins and if he is "Hendricus or Henricus Van Dyke" of the Van Dyke's of New Amsterdam?

Hendricus Van Dyke (bapisted on Staten Island 11 Jun 1721)

and the same Henry Vandyke that married Elizabeth Davis on April 13, 1747 in Abington, PA - according to PA Archives.

Several websites link the two, but I need some more solid proofs! Any help is appreciated.

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