Ditmars (Ditmas) Family Real Estate Deeds and Related Documents
Description: This small collection consists of only about 65 items, though the range of years covered is ca 1747 to 1876. The overwhelming majority of documents are real estate deeds or related documents. Apparently, all or virtually all of these deeds concern land in the Town of Flatlands. It is not known if they deal essentially with the same plot of land, but probably they do in one way or another refer basically to the land on which the Ditmars homestead was located. It is not known how these documents came to be assembled, though they may have been fragments of a collection which once existed, or perhaps used in title searching, or historical genealogical researching. In this latter regard, there is a possibility that these documents may have been gathered by Teunis G. Bergen, a local historian who may also have been related to the Ditmars family.