Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. 23, 2009

Sorry I have not posted much for a few weeks. I hope to get back to Kip/Kipp genealogy soon. In the meantime here are a couple of winter photos for your enjoyment.

I include a photo taken on the Rideau Canal and a picture of our two grand dogs.

I have been working on a few projects for the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, which have taken up my time.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feb 7, 2009 Some Kip/Kipp Family Problems

The Chipp Family In England and America with Genealogical Tree. Also Historical and Genealogical Notes on Allied Families. By Charles Howard Burnett, author of Conquering the Wilderness. Los Angeles, 1933. [FHL Salt Lake City]

This is an interesting book as it connects the Chipp family with the Kip Family in America. The author writes that Johannes Kip (1702- ) is married to Margriet Van Etten, widow of Cornelis Ennis, and had a daughter Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Kip (1749-1816) married Joseph Chipp.

Johannes is the son of Jacob Kip (1666-1753) and Rachel Swartwout.

The Kip Family in America, by Frederic E. Kip.
In the Kip Family in America p. 335, we have Jacob Kip (1666-1733) married to Rachel Swartwout. A son is Johannes Kip (1702 - ) who married Margriet Van Etten. One of their daughters is Elizabeth (1747 - ) who is probably married to Simon Van Etten.

The problem here is that neither author has provided documentation to prove their statements.

I would tend to side with the Kip Family in America, however, if anyone can provide documentation that will sort this out please contact me.

[Family tree of the descendants of Benjamin Kipp, 1703-1782.] Large chart. [NYHS – CS71 .K572 no. 3]

This is an interesting chart.
However, it brings forward a problem which in my mind has not been adequately documented, and that is the problem of which Benjamin Kip(p) was married to Dorothy Davenport.

A number of sources claim that Benjamin Kip (1714-1782), son of Jesse Kip and Maria Stevenson was the one.

The chart mentioned above claims that Benjamin Kip (1703 - ) son of Johannes Kip and Catherine Kierstede was the one. This Benjamin had a twin sister Blandina.

Please note here that Jesse and Johannes are brothers, sons of Jacob Hendricksen Kip and Maria de la Montagne.

Both of these documents can be viewed at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Jan 27, 2009 Skiing along the Ottawa River

The skiing on Tuesday was great. It was sunny with a bit of wind but not enough to freeze your face off. Here are a few snow pictures and the Ottawa River in winter.