The Family of Requa; 1678-1898

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The Requa family originated in France. Two brothers surnamed Requa immigrated to America in about 1690 seeking religious freedom. The only brother to marry was Gabriel Requa (b. 1678) who was born in Tremblade, France and was the father of Glode Requa who, in turn, was the father of eight children. Descendants live throughout the United States.
 

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Էջ 23 - I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise, and dispose of the same in the following manner...
Էջ xxxix - ... in witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written.
Էջ xxxviii - Agreement made and entered into by and between Benjamin F. Butler, Peter Augustus Jay and Henry Seymour, commissioners duly appointed on the part and behalf of the State of New York, in pursuance of an act of the legislature of the said state, entitled 'An act concerning the territorial limits and jurisdiction of the State of New York and the State of New Jersey...
Էջ 34 - This man was capable of giving us an account of the murder of his four companions. They surrendered and begged for life, but their entreaties were disregarded, and the swords of their cruel foes were plunged into their bodies so long as signs of life remained. We found many friends to our cause, who reside on their farms between the lines of the two armies, whose situation is truly deplorable, being continually exposed to the ravages of the tories, horse thieves, and...
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Էջ xxxix - ... consideration of the sum of by the said paid into the treasury of the said State have granted bargained, sold enfeoffed and confirmed and by these presents do grant bargain sell enfeoff and confirm unto the said and heirs and assigns all (here describe the lands or tenements to be conveyed) and all and singular the estate right title and interest whether in possession, reversion or remainder of in or to the said premises which in consequence of any conviction or attainder is become forfeited...
Էջ 33 - Bartow's, mother-in-law of Dr. W. She has remained at her farm between the lines during the war, and being friendly to our interest, has received much abusive treatment from the royalists. We were treated in the most friendly manner, and her daughter...
Էջ 33 - ... bleed your patient to death. He eventually recovered, which is to be ascribed principally to the free use of the lancet and such abstemious living, as to reduce him to the greatest extremity. A considerable number of wounded prisoners receive my daily attention. A gentleman volunteer, by name Requaw, received a dangerous wound and was carried into the British lines ; I was requested by his brother to visit him, under the sanction of a flag of truce, in company with Dr. White, who resides in this...
Էջ 23 - Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First, I commend my Soul to God who gave it and my body to the...

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