The Pothat Deed sold to Vynant Van Gelder 1738
Now and then long ago in Rockland County – December 1941, exerpt pg.323
“SLOATSBURG’S HISTORIC HERITAGE
The Village of Sloatsburg borders on Orange County on the north.
The first land-owner was Vynant Van Gelder who purchased it from the Ramapough Indians in 1738. The original deed, with the names of the five Indian chiefs,-Manis, Wactau, Sonees, Ayco, Nakam-is still in the possession of a member of the Sloat family. Isaac Van Duser married Van Gelder’s daughter, and obtained a gift of land from his father-in-law June 13th, 1747.”