Jacob Dingman and Eva Swartwout, Columbia County, New York


Warning: Genealogy with no sources is mythology!

Although I have generations of Dingman ancestors earlier than the generation I am sharing today, I will not be posting any of that information unless I am able to find some documentation. I have written about the first three of my husband’s Dingman ancestors in hopes of making contact with Dingman researchers who can either provide documentation for these family groups or who can guide me to resources which will provide documentation.

Here is the third and last of the Dingman generations:

Jacob Dingman, no dates available, married Eva Swartwout, date unknown, but probably in Albany County, New York in the late 1690s.

They had four reputed children:

  1. Adam, baptized January 1699/1700, Albany, Albany County, New York
  2. Johannes, born 13 February 1703/4, Albany, Albany County, New York; married (1) Geesje Janzen, 16 November 1729, Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York (2) Marytje Muller, before 17 December 1749, when their first child was born
  3. Geesje, baptized 17 September 1706, Albany, Albany County, New York
  4. Gerardus, baptized 9 January 1708/9, Albany, Albany County, New York

Not only is the data on this family more sparse than on the other two generations, but I have yet another problem. While I have four children noted, FamilySearch only has baptismal records for Geesje and Gerardus!

There must be Dingman family researchers out there somewhere who have worked on this family in modern times.


6 thoughts on “Jacob Dingman and Eva Swartwout, Columbia County, New York”

  1. Have you checked Swartwout Chronicles & the records of Eva’s father Roeloff Swartwout, Schout of Esopus? Her brothers Anthony, Bernardus & Thomas lived at Hurley just south of Kingston (Esopus.) They were members of the Peenpack Wagheckemeck settlement 1697. Anthony died at Hurley 1700 & the other 2 migrated there. Eva & Jacob’s son Andries founded Dingmans Choice PA (now Dingmans Ferry) about 15-20 miles south of Peenpack Wagheckemeck.

  2. My research has Eva Swarthout and Jacob Dingman having 10 children. I hae her birth as 1671 in Hurley, Ulster County, NY and marriage date of 09 oct 1698 in Kingston, Ulster County, NY.
    Children are : Adam 7 Jan 1700, Adam 2 Nov 1701, Johannes 13 mar 1704 Kinderhook, Columbia, Co. NY died 1746 (my ancestor), Jesje 1706 Albany, NY, Geradus 9 Jan 1709 died 1782 in Quebec refugee camp, Andrew 1711, Rudolphus 1715, Rachel 1718, Eva no date, Alida Female, no date.

  3. Adam Dingman’s name appears on several plots of land on an patent map of old Kinderhook located in the book “History of Old Kinderhook” by James Augustus Collier. Here is a version of that map with no names added.

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