James Stryker

ID#  2213, (1752-1835)
Brother of Samson Striker
4th great-granduncle of Faye Louise Doyle
     James Stryker was born in 1752 in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York.1 He was the son of John Stryker and Sarah Crooker.1 He farmed in Beekman, Dutchess County, New York. W.N. Stryker found records of James in Dutchess County in 1779, 1790, and 1794.2,3 James Striker appears on A List of New York Loyalists compiled by William Kelby in about 1890. The list is based on accounts in contemporary newspapers.4 He died in 1835 in Greenbush, Prince Edward County, Ontario.2,3,1 He was buried in Picton Parish Graveyard, Hallowell Twp, Prince Edward County, Ontario. The church today is a museum and any any plot marker that may have been his is gone.2,3
Last Edited=16 May 2012


  1. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  2. [S436] William Norman Stryker, The Stryker Famly in America (Rome, NY: Canterbury Press, 1979).
  3. [S450] Unknown author, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte (1904; reprint Bellville, ON: Mika Silkscreening Co, 1972). Online at http://www.archive.org/details/pioneerlifeonbay00torouoft, p 789.
  4. [S452] Oliver De Lancey, Orderly Book of the Three Batallions of Loyalists Commanded by Brigadier-General Oliver De Lancey, online http://archive.org/details/orderlybookofthr00delarich , The Internet Archive, accessed: 23 Nov 2008. Previously published in hard copy (New York: New York Historical Society, 1917).