Going to try to make a long story short. I have been working with a distant cousin trying to verify / prove who Capt. John holbert's parents are. There are 2 distinct families. " Hurlbut" & Hurlburd. Both families have spelled their names many different ways. Capt. John father is Ebenezer Holbert. Since there is no physical evidence, Some researchers have been speculating that Ebenezer is a Hurlbut and others have speculated that he is a Hulburd. I have located a direct descendant of Capt. John Holbert and he has submitted a Ydna. We should have the results in aprox. 6 weeks. I am a Hulburd descendant verified by a Ydna 67 marker. Born & raised in Orange Co.,NY Living aprox. 4 miles from the Union/Holbert cemetery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want we can start with Capt. John. From what I can fine, all of his children were born in Minisink Valley. Also you need to know what the area was called. The time frame we are looking at they used Patents not counties also New York and New jersey were fighting over boundries.