31 Oct 1734 - 29 Nov 1808
: Jesse WOODHULL
- BIRTH: 31 Oct 1734
- DEATH: 29 Nov 1808
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These sources disagree on the marriage date. The Smith book is both more specific and
more reasonable, given that the first child was born in 1758.
"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Jesse, b. 10 Feb 1735, d. 4 Feb 1795, married (lic. 26 Oct 1757) Hester DuBois, b. 31 Oct 1734,
d. 29 Nov 1808, daughter of Nathaniel and Gertrude (Bruyn) DuBois, of Orange County, N.Y.
Jesse Woodhull settled in Blagg's Cove, Orange County, and at the beginning of the Revolution
was, as colonel, in command of the regiment of militia mustered from Cornwall, then including a
part of what is now Blooming Grove and Monroe."
"Woodhull Genealogy: The Woodhull Family in England and America",
Mary Gould Woodhull and Frances Bowes Stevens,
Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1904
"Jesse Woodhull, of Blooming Grove, Colonel of the Orange County Militia, married Hester
Du Bois, of New Paltz, New York...She was born October 31, 1734, and died November 29,1808...
Their descendants have heretofore supposed this Hester to have been the daughter of Captain
Louis Du Bois. According to Mr. Ralph Le Fevre, author of the "History of New Paltz and its People,"
Hester, was the daughter of Nathaniel Du Bois, son of Louis Du Bois, Jr., and Rachel Hasbrouek
(daughter of Abraham Hasbrouck and Maria Deyo). Nathaniel Du Bois located at Blooming Grove,
now Salisbury Mills, Orange County. He married in the year 1726, Gertrude Bruyn. Their daughter
Hester was the twin of Zachary, who became a Major in the Revolution. She married in the year 1753,
Colonel Jesse Woodhull. They had four sons and three daughters."