It is legend that Willem came to America during the 1760’s, and landed on the Ohio River where Portsmouth was later built.
William, the Dutchman from the River, took a wife. She gave him two sons, first Leonard, secondly, George. George did not survive boyhood but Leonard gave William great posterity, who lived in all regions of the nation, and other countries.
Leonard and Mary produced seven sons and eight daughters. Five of their children died young and one son died during the War of the Rebellion. Nine of their children married and produced children.