Brinckerhoff, John, Col.
Notes from Van Voorhis Book: _Born 1702_
_Lived in the old stone house down the lane at Swartoutville._
_Col. John Brinckerhoff.
A promiment [sic] citizen of the colonies prior to the Revolution. He joined the American Army. A soldier & a patriot. He was the intimate friend of General Washington. His confidential adviser during the dark days of the War for Independence.
His home was the head‑quarters of Gen Washington. Who spent a night & day there in secret correspondence with Comt_ Rochambeau the French minister. The time of the anxiety respecting the arrest of Major Andre. As soon as the darkness of the second night shielded them from observation; they departed upon horses. Through the Highlands. in time to arrest the ‑‑British Spy
The Brinckerhoff house erected 1738. Remains unaltered. At Swartoutville._