My Tea Party
My ancestors Jacques and Lea Cossairt joined a party of French Huguenots and Dutch Protestants and migrated to the New World in 1662 on a ship with ninety men, women, and children aboard. The family left France, where they had lived for countless generations, due to extreme religious persecution against Protestants. Coming to the American colonies because it afforded them the freedom to practice their religion and to live the way they wanted to live, they settled in New Amsterdam, now New York City, and joined the Dutch Reform Church where all of their children were baptized.
The Cossairts worked hard and put down new roots in the rich American soil. Their youngest son Anthony moved to New Jersey. His grandson Anthony Cossairt III fought in the American Revolution. He was captured by the British in a skirmish at Builford Courthouse and never seen again. The vast majority of revolutionary ...