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Descendants of Christoffel Vandegrift


1. Christoffel Vandegrift was baptized on 6 Aug 1681 in New York. He was born in Aug 1681 in Dutch Reformed Church of New York. He died before 1744 in New Castle County Delaware. Ralph Dean document only lists one child, Leonard bap 2 Jan 1709 who married Marya, d/o Lewis Jeton.

Christoffel Vandegrift and Sarah Druith were married on 7 Apr 1704. Sarah Druith was born. d/o Morgan and Cassandra Druith. Christoffel Vandegrift and Sarah Druith had the following children:

+2 i. Leonard Vandegrift, born on 2 Jan 1709, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; married Mary Jeton, New Castle, Delaware; died on 3 Nov 1750, St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware.
3 ii. Jacob Vandegrift was born.
4 iii. Abraham Vandegrift was born abt 1725 or 1726.
5 iv. John Vandegrift was born in 1729.



Second Generation

2. Leonard Vandegrift (Christoffel-1) was born on 2 Jan 1709 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died on 3 Nov 1750 in St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware.

Leonard Vandegrift and Mary Jeton were married in New Castle, Delaware. Mary Jeton (daughter of Lewis Jeton (Geton)) died before 1751. Leonard Vandegrift and Mary Jeton had the following children:

+6 i. Christopher Vandegrift, born on 8 Jun 1732; married Rebecca King, on 4 Jun 1756; died on 8 Jun 1816, St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware.
7 ii. Leonard Vandegrift II was born in 1735. Married (1) Unknown spouse (2) Ruth Sankey. (King Book, Vol II).
+8 iii. Lewis Vandegrift, born in 1740, Delaware; died on 1 Feb 1805, St. Georges 100, New Castle County Delaware.
+9 iv. Abraham Vandegrift, died in Jun 1780 or Jul 1780.
+10 v. Isaac Vandegrift, died about 1799.
+11 vi. Mary Vandegrift.
+12 vii. Sarah Vandegrift.


Third Generation

6. Christopher Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born on 8 Jun 1732. He died on 8 Jun 1816 in St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware. His will dated 3 Mar 1807 and proven 14 Jun 1816, bequeathed to son Leonard Vandegrift 75 lbs.; to son Jacob Bandegrift the plantation he lived on; to son William Vandegrift 130 lbs. and the bond for 100 lbs. "he owes me"; to granddaughter Rebecca Pennington, wife of Aldridge Pennington and daughter of Leonard Vandegrift, a negro girl; to son Christopher Vandegrift "the residue of my estate with the plantation I live on", and appointed him sole executor. "Marylanders To Carolina", Henry C. Peden, Jr. "John Conn was born in 1758 in Pennsylvania, and his parents died when he was an infant. When he was about 10, he went with his uncle George Sadler to Rockingham County NC, and lived there at the time of his enlistment in the Revolution. He married Hannah Vandegriff, daughter of Christopher of Guilford County, NC. 

It is important to note this line has used the spelling VANDEGRIFT to date.

Christopher Vandegrift and Rebecca King were married on 4 Jun 1756. Rebecca King (daughter of Francis King and Christina Vandegrift) died on 17 Aug 1803. She was born in Sackford Hall, McDonough, DE.. She was buried in Pres. Cemetery, Red Lion Hundred, New Castle Co. De.. Christopher Vandegrift and Rebecca King had the following children:

+13 i. Leonard Vandegrift, born on 4 Jun 1756; married Elizabeth Dushane, in 23 or 25 May 1776; married Ruth Sankey, on 14 May 1778; died on 5 Feb 1821.
+14 ii. Hannah Van Der Grift.
+15 iii. Jacob Vandergrift, born on 17 Apr 1763, St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware; married Jane\Jean McWhorter, on 28 Apr 1791, St. Georges 100, New Castle County Delaware; died on 1 Feb 1845.
+16 iv. William Vandergrift, born in 1765, 5 Jun 1833; married Christina Vandergriff (Eccles), by 1804.
+17 v. Christopher Vandegrift, born in 1768; married Jane Ford, on 10 Mar 1803; died on 1 Mar 1818.
18 vi. James M. Vandergrift was born on 15 Jun 1813. He died on 28 Apr 1902. Seems unlikely that this child would be Christopher & Rebecca's because of the time span between him and earlier children.

8. Lewis Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born in 1740 in Delaware. He died on 1 Feb 1805 in St. Georges 100, New Castle County Delaware.

Ann King was born. Lewis Vandegrift and Ann King had the following children:

+19 i. Leonard K. Vandegrift, born before 1780, Delaware; died on 27 Jun 1807, New Castle County Delaware.

9. Abraham Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) died in Jun 1780 or Jul 1780.

Elizabeth King was born. Abraham Vandegrift and Elizabeth King had the following children:

20 i. Abraham Vandergriff was born.

10. Isaac Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) died about 1799.

Johanna Hyatt was born.


11. Mary Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born.

Titus Vanhicken was born.


12. Sarah Vandegrift (Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born.

Garret Kroesen was born.


Fourth Generation

13. Leonard Vandegrift (Christopher-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born on 4 Jun 1756. He died on 5 Feb 1821.

Leonard Vandegrift and Elizabeth Dushane were married in 23 or 25 May 1776. Elizabeth Dushane (daughter of Michael Dushane and Mary (?) Dushane) was born. Leonard Vandegrift and Elizabeth Dushane had the following children:

21 i. John Vandergriff was born on 8 Apr 1777.

Leonard Vandegrift and Ruth Sankey were married on 14 May 1778. Ruth Sankey (daughter of Thomas Sankey and Sarah Pennington) was born about 1759. d/o Thomas Sankey and Sarah Pennington. Leonard Vandegrift and Ruth Sankey had the following children:

+22 i. George Vandegrift, born on 25 Jun 1779, St. Georges 100, New Castle County Delaware; married Sarah (2) Pennington, on 10 Dec 1802; died on 25 Jun 1823.
+23 ii. Christopher Vandegrift, born on 9 Mar 1781, St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware; married Lydia (Aspril) Walraven, on 15 Apr 1804; died on 19 Jan 1857, Port Penn, Delaware.
24 iii. Francis Vandegrift was born on 8 Jun 1783. He died on 6 Oct 1783.
+25 iv. Rebecca Vandegrift, born on 19 Oct 1784; married Alrich Ryland Pennington, in 1807; died on 5 Aug 1821, New Castle County Delaware.
26 v. Thomas Vandegrift was born on 7 Nov 1786. He died on 7 Jul 1787.
+27 vi. Hannah Vandegrift, born on 7 Nov 1786; married Joseph P. Ryland, on 13 Mar 1810.
+28 vii. Christina Vandegrift, born on 23 Jan 1789; married John Rock, on 4 Jun 1819.
+29 viii. Elizabeth Vandegrift, born in 1795; married George W. Price, on 24 Mar 1812.
+30 ix. William Vandegrift, born on 13 Feb 1791; married Mary Walraven, on 18 Mar 1813.
+31 x. Abraham Vandegrift, born on 22 Dec 1792; married Mary Bowman, on 18 Mar 1818, New Castle County Delaware.
+32 xi. Leonard Vandegrift Jr., born on 25 Aug 1797; married Elizabeth Hyatt Vandegrift, on 29 Jan 1823, New Castle County Delaware; died on 25 Jun 1856, New Castle County Delaware.

Martha Pennington was born.

14. Hannah Van Der Grift (Christopher-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born.

John Conn was born in 1758 in Pennsylvania. John Conn was born in 1758 in Pa. and his parents died when he was an infant. When 10yrs. old, he went with an uncle, George Sadler to Rockingham Co., NC. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War, married Hannah Vandergriff, daughter of Christopher of Guilford Co. 12 years after the war he moved to Chester District, SC where he applied for his Rev.War pension (S17890) on 24 Dec 1832. He stated he had served Maryland & North Carolina lines (Ref: VDW-735)


15. Jacob Vandergrift (Christopher-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born on 17 Apr 1763 in St Georges 100, New Castle Co., Delaware. He died on 1 Feb 1845.

Jacob Vandergrift and Jane\Jean McWhorter were married on 28 Apr 1791 in St. Georges 100, New Castle County Delaware. Jane\Jean McWhorter (daughter of John McWhorter and Rebecca Thomas) was born on 31 Oct 1768. d/o John McWhorter. She died on 26 Nov 1829. Jacob Vandergrift and Jane\Jean McWhorter had the following children:

33 i. Francis Vandergriff was born on 1 Mar 1791.
34 ii. John Vandergriff was born on 23 Sep 1793.
+35 iii. Rebecca Vandergriff, born on 12 Feb 1795; married Samuel L. Eccles, on 5 Mar 1821.
+36 iv. Jacob Vandergriff Jr., born on 5 Jun 1797; died on 9 Mar 1869.
37 v. C. J. Vandergriff was born in 1804. He died on 30 Jun 1860.
+38 vi. Jane Caroline Vandergriff, born on 27 Dec 1805; married William J. Hurlock, in Jun 1844; died on 7 Jan 1887.
+39 vii. James Madison Vandergriff, born on 15 Jun 1813; married Mary Adeline Ellis Cochran, on 21 Aug 1844, Presbyterian Church, Trenton, NJ; married Angeline\Elizabeth Cleaver, on 31 Aug 1872; died on 28 Apr 1902, McDonough, DE..

16. William Vandergrift (Christopher-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born in 1765 in 5 Jun 1833.

William Vandergrift and Christina Vandergriff (Eccles) were married by 1804. Christina Vandergriff (Eccles) was born. William Vandergrift and Christina Vandergriff (Eccles) had the following children:

+40 i. Rebecca Ann Vandergriff, born in 1804; married Robert Waugh Ocheltree, on 3 Sep 1827.

17. Christopher Vandegrift (Christopher-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born in 1768. He died on 1 Mar 1818.

Christopher Vandegrift and Jane Ford were married on 10 Mar 1803. Jane Ford died on 10 Feb 1827. Christopher Vandegrift and Jane Ford had the following children:

41 i. Christopher J. Vandegrift was born on 3 Dec 1804 in Delaware. He died on 30 Jun 1860.
42 ii. Thomas R. Vandegrift was born on 10 Feb 1807. He died on 15 May 1807.
+43 iii. Ann Eliza Vandegrift, born on 3 Nov 1808; married Eli Biddle, on 15 Jun 1826; died on 25 Aug 1863.
+44 iv. Rebecca Jane Vandegrift, born on 17 Dec 1811; married David Stewart Craven, on 1 Mar 1831.
45 v. Mary Bethia Vandegrift was born on 15 Jan 1815. She died on 29 Apr 1837.

19. Leonard K. Vandegrift (Lewis-3, Leonard-2, Christoffel-1) was born before 1780 in Delaware. He died on 27 Jun 1807 in New Castle County Delaware.

Hester Hyatt was born. Leonard K. Vandegrift and Hester Hyatt had the following children:

+46 i. Isaac Hyatt Vandegrift, born on 4 Feb 1797, Delaware; married Martha Vandegrift, on 21 Feb 1821; died on 17 Jul 1877, Odess, New Castle Co., Delaware.