VanScoy Family Genealogy Forum
Cornelis Aertsen and Arie C. Van Schaick are discussed at some length in "Old Bowery Days", by Frank Harlow (1930). In particular, the information relating to Arie is interesting. Harlow has him and his wife running the "Tavern At The Two Mile Stone", or "Two Mile Tavern" approximately between 1680 and 1700. Melwood thought that he was running the "Plow and Harrow"; his source must be Stokes' "Iconography of Manhattan Island", which says the same, but Harlow disagrees.
I'm inclined to think both may be right, namely that they ran both taverns. This is chiefly because the Plow and Harrow eventually morphed into the famous Bull's Head Tavern which existed from about 1750 to 1826. In connection with the Bull's Head one often reads about the nearby "Pound", and we know that Arie Cornelissen's wife Rebecca was at one time the Pound Keeper (whatever that is).
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