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Guide to the Papers of the Delaplaine Family
1762-1966 (bulk 1762-1879)
  MS 161

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley with later assistance by Alison Barr. Online finding aid created by Erin Shaw.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 28, 2013
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

1658 Marriage of Nicholas De la Plaine (1633-1712) and  Susanna Cresson (b. 1642) in New York. De la Plaine was a Huguenot who fled France and was known to be in New York as early as 1657. Nicholas and Susanna were the parents of at least twelve children, two of whom, along with their descendents, figure prominently in this collection - James (1659-1750) and Joshua (b. 1683).
1692 Marriage of James Delaplaine (1659-1750) and  Hannah Cock. Of their seven children, son James (1695-1780) moved to Philadelphia and established a branch of the family there.
1716 Marriage of Joshua Delaplaine (b. 1683) and  Esther Zane. Three children were born of this union - Joseph, Joshua (1721-1771) and Elizabeth (b. 1718).
1745 Marriage of Joshua Delaplaine (1721-1771) and  Mary Bustill (d.1792). Of their five children, two married sisters from the Pell family of Westchester County, New York. Joshua (d. 1797) married Euphemia Pell (b. 1750) and Samuel (1750-1809) married  Phila Pell (1752-1832).
1752 Birth of Phila Pell (1752-1832) at the Manor of Pelham, granddaughter of Thomas Pell "first lord of Pelham Manor, an English gentleman and rank royalist (formerly Gentleman of the Bedchamber to Charles I.)" Phila Pell became the wife of Samuel Delaplaine (1750-1809). Many of the items in the collection relate to Samuel and Phila's descendents, including  Elijah Pell Delaplaine (1788-1845) and  John Ferris Delaplaine (1786-1854).
1784 Birth of Phila Pell Delaplaine who married  Collin Reed (d. [1846].) Their one child was  Charlotte Reed (1822-1834).
1804 Marriage of Samuel Bustill Delaplaine (1776-1857) to  Catharine Fink (1788- 1829). This union produced ten children including Phila Amelia Delaplaine (1816-1892).
1814 Marriage of John Ferris Delaplaine (1786-1854) and  Julie Ann Clason (1793-1866). John Ferris Delaplaine was the son of Samuel Delaplaine and Phila Pella and was a wealthy New York shipping merchant. This union produced five children including  John Ferris Delaplaine, Jr. (1815-1885).
1843 Marriage of Phila Amelia Delaplaine (1816-1892) to  David Sage Williams (1819- 1867).

Information derived from wills and other genealogical information within the collection. (Delaplaine family trees are available in the repository.)