Hudson County & Bergen County Biographies





THE GAUTIER FAMILY, at one time numerous in Hudson County, was a French Huguenot family who came to America after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV. By intermarriage a considerable landed estate in Bergen, N. J., came into possession of the family. This property, at what is now Greenville, is known as the "Gautier farm," descended through one Captain Thomas Brown. Jacques Gautier, of Saint Blancard, in the Province of Languedoc, France, is said to have been the first American progenitor of the Gautiers. He settled in New Amsterdam, and left issue two sons, Daniel and Francois, besides daughters. Daniel (2) married, at New York, September 6, 1716, Maria Bogert, and had eleven children, one of whom was Andrew (3), who was born in 1720 and married (1) in 1744 an English lady named Elizabeth Crossfield, and (2) in 1774 Elizabeth Hastier. Andrew (3) was a prominent man in New York, and left issue four children, one of whom, Andrew (4), born December 18, 1755, married (1) Mary Brown, of Bergen, and (2) Hannah Turner. Andrew (4) took up his residence at Greenville and left eight children, from whom are descended the Gautiers of Bergen and Hudson Counties.

Source: Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, Editor, Cornelius Burnham Harvey, The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900, page 166.

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