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More about A. Bruyn Hasbrouck & the Sojourner Truth Court Documents

The March 2022 issue of the HFA Journal featured an article about the New York State Archives’ very recent discovery of the 1828 court documents filed by A. Bruyn Hasbrouck on behalf of Isabella Van Wagenen (Sojourner Truth). We’ve since learned from Paul O’Neill, noted Kingston attorney and local historian familiar with the case, that A. Bruyn Hasbrouck was not Sojourner’s lawyer; rather that he was the Commissioner who presided and ruled on the case. Attorney O’Neill has courteously provided the following account of A. Bruyn and his role in the case:

To get the details of the case and more….click here HFA Journal for February 2023

The Adventurous Luther Hasbrouck – First to Discover Oregon Gold

In the 1800s, long before highways and transcontinental railroads, a great number of people moved across the continent, many relocating numerous times. We have one such transient entrepreneur in the Hasbrouck family – Luther Hasbrouck. His travels brought him across the country six times! Read on to find out more about this fascinating man in our family history………….

………..At one point, their party was attacked, and fifteen Indians were killed by the pioneers. Later that year, Luther was surprised and captured by five Indians, carried to a camp, bound with thongs, and held captive for a few days. They pierced his nose and inserted a jewel. He was then bound to a tree and left to die.

Read more of the exciting story of Luther Hasbrouck by clicking here:  HFA Journal for August 2022