Lyntie Ten Eyck Douw
Lyntie Ten Eyck (called "Lyntie" in extant records) was born in March 1770. She was the daughter of Hendrick and Margarita Douw Ten Eyck. A daughter of the last colonial sheriff, she grew up in a comfortable Pearl Street home surrounded by numerous kin.
This Douw family also made its home on Pearl Street where in 1800 eight family members were served by five slaves. Sybrant Douw was a budding tavern owner and businessman who career was cut short when he died in March 1809 at the age of forty-two.
In 1832, along with two brothers, she was identified as a stockholder in the "Madison County Bank."
Lyntie Ten Eyck Douw died in February 1836. She had lived sixty-six years.
Sources: The life of Lyntie Ten Eyck Douw is CAP biography number 4894. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
Widow Catherine Douw: Even though this individual always was referred to as "Lyntie," none of the living and at risk Douw widows were named Catherine. Most likely, Lyntie was a familiar form of Catherine.
first posted: 10/10/11