Manhattan's Walloon Settlers: Jesse DeForest's Legacy

Manhattan's Walloon Settlers: Jesse DeForest's Legacy

by Eugene DeFriest Bétit

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Overview

Thanks to Jesse DeForest, thirty-two courageous Walloon families arrived in

Manhattan in June, 1624. Thirteen years later, three of his children arrived on

the island. Their descendants dispersed to Albany, Stamford, Connecticut and

Hempstead. Long Island, while others remained in New Amsterdam. Three

hundred years later, DeForests thrive in every state.

America’s growth is refl ected by vignettes of twenty-three DeForests, plus

seven from the female line, and eleven military leaders. David Curtis De Forest

helped Argentina gain independence from Spain, became a wealthy privateer,

and established a Yale family scholarship. DeForests were farmers, pioneers,

explorers, industrialists, financiers, philanthropists, clergy, missionaries and

educated ex-slaves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495813061
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2017
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 560,794
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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