Author Archives: Brian DeGraaf

Amanda M. Lloyd DeGraaf’s obituary and confusion about the Bowery banks

The obituary of my great-great-great grandmother, Amanda Malvina (Lloyd) DeGraaf,  in the New-York Daily Tribune published January 4, 1912.  Accessed at: I learned here that Amanda lived in Yonkers, N.Y. at 59 Livingston Ave. and was buried “in the … Continue reading

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Henry P. De Graaf biographies

Henry Peek De Graaf (3rd great-grandfather) biographies available on the World Wide Web. Sketches of men of progress.                                                                                            Published in 1870 by New York and Hartford publishing company: Cincinnati, Greer & company in [New York] .                                                                                                                       pages 682-683               … Continue reading

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Ancestor on the Mayflower!

Last Thursday I received from my uncle a copy of a letter which my late Grandmother (Franke) DeGraaf had saved.  This letter was from a relative in my grandmother’s Bangs line.  Blanche (Bangs) Franke was my grandmother’s mother.  The sender … Continue reading

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