Maria Hyndshaw

                                         ┌── John Hyndshaw
                                         │   <1700->1741
                    ┌── James Hyndshaw ──┤
                    │    1720->1770
Maria Hyndshaw ─────┤
B: 1751             │                    ┌── Benjamin DePuy
D: ?                │                    │
                    └── Maria DePuy ─────┤
                         1721->1766      │
                                         └── Elizabeth Schoonmaker
M: Cornelius Brooks

Maria Hyndshaw     [ID 02905] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Maria Hyndshaw1 [Maria Handshaw2, Maria Hanshaw3, Mary Hyndshaw4, Mary Henshaw4].

Born 1751, Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.5  Baptized Apr 28 1751, Reformed Dutch Church, Smithfield, Pennsylvania.1  

She married Cornelius Brooks, 1778.3,4  Cornelius, son of James Brooks & Mary Johnson, was born 1758, New Jersey.3,4  


Julia Brooks; married Samuel Bronson/Brunson.
James Brooks, born 1784; died 1854; married Betsy/Betsey Canfield.
Elizabeth Brooks, born Mar 17 1787 [twin]; baptized Jun 1 1787, Smithfield, Pennsylvania. 2
Sarah Brooks, born Mar 17 1787 [twin]; baptized Jun 1 1787, Smithfield, Pennsylvania. 2

Cornelius served as a boy in the drum corps during the Revolution.  His tombstone states he was taken prisoner at the battle of Long Island and confined in the old Dutch Church, New York City.4  

In 1806 Mary and Cornelius removed to Olean, New York.4  

In 1832 Cornelius was placed on the pension roll for seven months actual service as a fifer with the Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Associators.4  


Elizabeth Brooks, born Mar 17 1787.
Sarah Brooks, born Mar 17 1787.

Cornelius died 1837, Olean, New York.4  


  1. Baptisms at Reformed Dutch Church, Smithfield, Pennsylvania:
  2. Baptisms at Reformed Dutch Church, Smithfield, Pennsylvania:
  3. Contribution from Cindy Owens ().
  4. Lineage Books of the Charter Members of the National Society of the
    Daughters of the American Revolution (
  5. Contribution from Cindy Owens () citing:
    Church records in Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

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