| Abt 1662 - 1738|
||Fort Orange, Albany, New York
||13 Oct 1738
||Albany, Albany, New York
- Dirk, called by Woodworth "the progenitor of this family," was a "tapper" or wirekeeper in Albany. He purchased a "bouwery" of Peter Van Woggleum at "Lubberdes" land (Troy), which he divided among his three sons. Besides the "Poesten Bouwery" enterprise he was a speculator in leases at Schaghticoke, which were then attracting the attention of Albany capitalists. "The Common Council having cautiously weighed the matter, allowed eight farms to be leased there, which were actually drawn for by lot from the Mayor's hat." Dirk Van der Heyden in 1717 was "ye highest bidder for one third part of ye Round Platt, of six Morgen on ye south side of ye Scgaakkoos Creek etc." Dirk Van der Heyden is believed to have died in 1738, and to have been buried in the Dutch burial ground in Albany, October 10, of that year.
He married Rachel Jochemse Ketelhuyn, March 9, 1687. Sons: Jacob, David I. and Mattys (Matthias). Daughters: Agnist, Anna, and Rachel; others died young. The farm that Dirk Van der Heyden conveyed to his sons extended from the Piscawen Kill to the Poestern [Poesten?] Kill. The Van der Heyden homestead was located not far from the centre of that part bordering on the Hudson, a few hundred feet south of the point opposite the southern extremity of Green Island. The farm remained for many years in possession of the family and included the site of nearly the entire business section of Troy.
The family is ineffably associated with the history of Troy, owning nearly all the land on which modern Troy was builded. The prosperous settlement was known for many years as "Vanderheyden." They had secured the finest property within a radius of miles, and after the war of the revolution closed, and emigrants from New England began to arrive, they found no land for sale. Settlements were made all around the farm, but for a long time the Van der Heydens would not part with an acre. There seems to be no doubt that the settlement of Troy was greatly retarded by the obstinacy of Jacob Van der Heyden, so that Lansingburg gained a great advantage. In 1787 he gave way and had his farm surveyed, or a portion of it, into building lots, and this gave a quick impetus to the new town. January 5, 1789, the settlers met and decided on a more convenient name for the town - Troy.
The Van der Heydens fought the change, and wrote it for several years "Vanderheyden: alias Troy." As David (III) sold his interest soon after the death of his father he was not concerned in these occurrences. 
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||Jacob Tyssen Van Der Heyden, b. Abt 1616, Gorkum, , Zuid-Holland, Netherlands , d. Aft 1680, Albany, Albany, New York |
||Agniet (Anna) Hals, b. 1632, Haarlem, Noord Holland, Netherlands , d. Abt 1691 |
||25 Jul 1653
||Amsterdam, , Noord-Holland, Netherlands
||Rachel Jochemse (Ketelhuyn) Ketel, b. 1668, Fort Orange, Albany, New York , d. 3 Jan 1754, , , New York |
||9 Mar 1687
||Albany, Albany, New York
- marr rec Ref Dutch Ch rec pt 1
Hudson & Mohawk Valleys p 684 Vol II
Gen of 1st Settlers of Albany p 121
Family Tree Maker CD New Netherland Vital Rec 1600's
p 861 Pearson's Hist of Albany p 67-68
Dutch Ref Ch rec:
1687, March 9. Dirk Van der Heyden, y. m., and Rachel Jochurnsz, y. d., both of N. A.
| ||1. Agniet (Agnes) Van Der Heyden, b. 28 Aug 1687, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||2. Anna Van Der Heyden, b. 1 Jan 1689, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Jacobus Van Der Heyden, c. 3 Aug 1690, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||4. Jacob Van Der Heyden, b. 23 Aug 1692, Albany, Albany, New York , d. 8 Apr 1746, Albany, Albany, New York |
| ||5. Dirk Van Der Heyden, b. 7 Jan 1694, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||6. David Van Der Heyden, c. 19 May 1695, Albany, Albany, New York , d. 30 May 1770, , Albany, New York |
|>||7. Rebecca Van Der Heyden, c. 13 Oct 1695, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||8. Matthys Van Der Heyden, b. 20 Jan 1697, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||9. Anna Van Der Heyden, c. 26 Mar 1699, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||10. Joachim Van Der Heyden, b. 15 Sep 1700, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||11. Rachel Van Der Heyden, c. 19 Sep 1703, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||12. Johannes Van Der Heyden, b. 2 Mar 1707, Albany, Albany, New York , d. Yes, date unknown|
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- [S7595] Hudson-Mohawk genealogical and family memoirs, Cuyler Reynolds, (New York : Lewis Historical Pub., c1911), FHL US/CAN Film #1000229..