Marten Cornelissen1

#2230, (circa 1640 - )
Father*Cornelis Maessen2 (s 1612 - 1648)
Mother*Catalyntje Martensen2 (s 1610 - 1648)

Family 1

Maritje Quackenbosh b. c 1642
Children 1.Cornelis Martensen Van Buren+11 (c 1664 - b 1693)
 2.Cornelia Martense Van Buren+11 (c 1668 - )
 3.Pieter Martensen Van Buren11 (c 1670 - )
 4.Maritie Martense Van Buren+ (c 1673 - )
 5.Marten Martensen Van Buren Jr.11 (c 1675 - )
 6.Catalyntje Martense Van Buren11 (c 1677 - )

Family 2

Tanneke Adams b. s 1645
Marten Cornelissen was also known as Van Buren. 
Birth*circa 1640He was born circa 1640 at Rensselaerswijck, New Netherland; (not in Holland, see citation.)3,4,5 
Marriage*circa 1663He married Maritje Quackenbosh circa 1663 at New YorkG.6,7 
Baptism13 July 1690He sponsored the baptism of Johannes Robbertsen Van Deursen on 13 July 1690.8 
Baptism3 August 1690He sponsored the baptism of Tobias Cornelisen Van Buren on 3 August 1690 at Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, New York.9 
Marriage*28 March 1693He married Tanneke Adams on 28 March 1693 at Albany, New York.10 


  1. [S286] Captain Albert Harrison Van Deusen, Van Deursen Family (New York: Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, 1912), pp. 7-8.
  2. [S1336] E. B. O'Callaghan, History of New Netherland or New York Under the Dutch (New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1848), I:434. 1631, "Cornells Maessen van Buren Maassen (in Gelderland) and Catalyntje Martensen, his wife, came out in the ship Rensselaerswyck. In the passage out was born their first child, Hendrick; had besides him, four other children, viz. Martin, Maas, Steyntje, and Tobias, all of whom were living in the colonie in 1662."
  3. [S672] A. J. F. van Laer, editor, Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (Albany: University of the State of New York, 1908), pp. 180-181, footnote. "Aug. 19, 1662, Hendrick Cornelissz Maessen and Marten Cornelissz Maesen, brothers, for themselves and for Maes Cornelis Maessen, Stijntie Cornelis Maessen and Tobias Cornelisz Maessen, their minor brothers and sisters, all living in the colony of Rensselaerswyck and children of the late Cornelis Maessen and Catelijntie Martensz, who died in this country and formerly lived at Bueren Malssen in gelderlant, execute a power of attorney to Gerrlt Cornelissz, living at Trlcht, in Gelderland, to receive an inheritance left by their uncle, Hendrlck Maessen, who died at Cuijlenborch.
    "On the same day, Jan Verbeeck, formerly councilor of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and Cornelis Theunisz Bos, formerly magistrate of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, make a joint affidavit that Cornelis Maessen and his wife died about 14 years ago and were both buried on the same day, leaving the aforesaid five children over whom the said Cornelis Theunisz Bos and Theunis Dircxsz [van Vechten], inhabitant of the colony, have thus far been guardians. Cornelis Theuniss Bos further states that he came to this country in 1636, in the ship Rensselaerswijck, in the service of the said Cornells Maessen and that he served him for six years; also that the said Hendrlck Cornelisz Maessen was born on the said ship (see p. 369 of this work [VWH - see a citation to Hendrick's birth]) and that the other children were born in the colony. Deeds, powers of attorney, etc., 1660-65, p. 15-17, 22-23, among the Rensselaerswyck Mss."
  4. [S672] A. J. F. van Laer, Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, In Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts, a footnote on p. 181 says "[Cornelis Maesen's] second son, Marten Cornelisz, has by Pearson and other writers been confused with Swarte Marten, or Black Marten, who from the mark he makes is readily identified with Marten Cornelisz van Ysselsteyn, one of the proprietors of land at Schenectady in 1663 and later one of the settlers of Claverack. This Marten Cornelisz van Ysselsteyn states in an affidavit of Oct. 28, 1660 (Notarial Papers, 1:36, Albany County clerk's office) that in his youth he had lived for many years at Houten, in the bishopric of Utrecht." This affidavit must be the reference used by Conkling ("Martin van Buren," NYGBR 28:207) when he states "Marten Cornelisse (son of Cornelis Maessen) . . . deposed in 1660 that he was born in Houten in the Province of Utrecht, and was probably not more than two years of age when his parents came to this country." In any event, Buren in Gelderland Province is about 31 km or 18 miles from Houten in Utrecht Province.
  5. [S1394] Frank J. Conkling, "Martin Van Buren, with a Sketch of the Van Buren Family in America", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (1897): p. 207. "Marten Cornelisse (son of Cornelis Maessen) . . . deposed in 1660 that he was born in Houten in the Province of Utrecht, and was probably not more than two years of age when his parents came to this country." Thsi was written in 1897 and corrected in 1908 Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts.
  6. [S1397] Harriett C. Waite Van Buren Peckham, History of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren (New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1913), p. 51. "She is supposed to have been the daughter of Pieter and Marytje Quackenbosch.". Hereinafter cited as Cornelis Maessen Van Buren.
  7. [S286] Captain Albert Harrison Van Deusen, Van Deursen Family, p. 23."Maritie Martense Van Buren, dau. of Marten Cornelisse Van Buren and Maritje Quackenbosh his first wife. At the time of their marriage both were residents of Albany."
  8. [S286] Captain Albert Harrison Van Deusen, Van Deursen Family, p. 23. Children of Robbert Van Deusen and Corrnelia Van Buren, all bapt. in Albany NY:
    1. Johannes, bapt. 13 Jul 1690, spons. Marretje Martens and Marten Cornelis, and Teunis Abrahams; marr. 26 Aug 1712, Christiana Van Alen.
    2. Matheus, bapt. 1 Nov 1691, spons. Pieter Martens and Catelyntje Jacobs. Living in 1748.
    3. Marten, bapt. 21 Feb. 1694, spons. Rut Melcherts (Van Deusen) and Catelyntje Martens; marr. (1st) 25 Dec 1719, Elbertje Vander Poel; marr. (2nd) 19 Feb 1744, Zara Gardinier, "at Kinderhook, in presence of Elder John Goes."
    4. Tobias, bapt. 16 Aug 1696, spons. Antoni Bries and Tryntje Bries; marr. 21 Mar 1725, Ariaantje Muller (or Miller).
    5. Robbert, bapt. 1 Sep 1700, spons. Marten and Marrytje van Bueren; marr. 22 Nov 1724, Christiana Roorpagh (or Roorbach).
  9. [S1319] Year Book of the Holland Society, "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, N. Y.", Holland Society of New York (1904–1908): 1904:52. Tobias, son of Cornells Martensz, bapt. 3 Aug 1690; witnesses father, Marten
    Cornelisz, Albert Rykman. Presented by Marritje Martensz.
  10. [S1319] "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, N. Y.", 1904:26. 1693 May 7. Martes Cornelisz, wid. of Marretje Quakkelbosch, and Tanneke Adams, wid. of Pieter Winnen. [This record is cited in Conkling's "Martin Van Buren" and Peckham's History of Cornelis Maessen Van Buren but not in A. H. Van Deusen's Van Deursen Family]
  11. [S1397] Harriett C. Waite Van Buren Peckham, Cornelis Maessen Van Buren, p. 52. Accepting the birth order found here and in Conkling's "Martin Van Buren" (NYGBR 28), and estimating the birth year accordingly as well as by marriage dates.