r^ LONG I SLAND FORUM O ^ General Woodhull's Grave at Mastic (Story Page 123) TABLE of CONTENTS GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL'S DEATH BIRDS HAVE ANTICS TOO SOUTHOLD'S VERSATILE PHYSICIAN GLORIOUS FOURTH IN 1809 WOODSBURGH INDIAN MONUMENT ^ . LETTERS FROM FORUM READERS John Tooker Julian Denton Smith Dr. Clarence Ashton Wood Kate Wheeler Strong Editor JULY 1954 $2.00 a year by Mail; Single Copies 25c VOL. XVII, No. 7 H. K Swezey & Son, Inc. GENERAL TRUCKING Middle Country Rd., Eastport Telephones Riverhead 2350 Eastport 250 Louden-Knickerbocker Hall A Prirate Sanitarium for Nervous and Mental Diseaaea SI Louden Ave. AmityTille AMityville 4-0053 Farmingdale Individual Laundry Dry Cleaning - Launderins Rug Cleaning BroKd Hnllnw Road Farmincdale Phone FArminerdale 2-0300 Chrysler - Plymouth SalcS and Service MULLER Automobile Corp. 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Certainly there is no more in- teresting country in this part of Long Island than that which he describes in the article and the Forum has done a great service in making it possible to preserve some of the high-lights of the early happenings there. Mr. Kohler is particularly versed to tell us about old Dosoris because he was one of Mr. George Price's "boys". He enjoyed the rare privi- lege of exploring that part of north shore Long Island with that great gentleman in the days before Do- soris had changed so completely as it has today. Robert R. Coles, Director The Little Museum Glen Cove Note: Mr. Coles, an executive of the Hayden Planetarium for many years, is the author of a very in- teresting pamphlet entitled "The Long Island Indian", written pri- marily for young people. He also wrote the story of Glen Cove for Bailey's two volume Long Island History (1949). The pamphlet, which sells for %\ postpaid, may be obtained by addressing Mr. Coles as above. 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The hardships endured, the fierce passions aroused in the breasts of patriots and Tories alike, are all but for- gotten by generations living amid comforts and conveni- ences that even the wealthy did not enjoy in those days. Today we can travel the length of Long Island in three or four hours where it took as many days in 1776, and we can com- municate with people from one end of the Island to the other in a matter of minutes. When we understand those differences we can appreciate to some extent the difficulties experienced by American offi- cers of the Revolution in car- rying out orders when mounted couriers were the only means of communication between them. When the war be^^an, Col. Nathaniel Woodhull of Mastic was President of The New York Provincial Congress, and being an experienced mil- itary man he left the presi- dential/ chair for the field, where he was made a Briga- dier-General. He seems to have worked under a conflict of authcrity, taking orders from both the Provincial Congress and General Wash- ington. The purpose of this story is to relate events in the life of Gen. Woodhull at that time which bring out one of the finest traits in the character of that native Long Island General, how he saved two American officers from the fate that he met with cour- age and devotion to the patriot cause. During the Revolution, and for many years after, the Jo An Tooker territory now known as the Borough of Brooklyn was made up of small villages and farms often widely separated from each other, and in one of those villages, that of Bed- ford, lived a brave little Dutch farmer named Lambert Suy- dam. The junction of three im- portant roads in the center of the village gave to the vicinity the name of Bedford Corners. Ihe Brooklyn and Jamaica Road from Fulton Ferry passed through the village and continued east to Jamaica. The Clove Road, so named be- cause it passed through a clove or cleft in the hills, ran south to Flatbush, and the Cripplebush Road ran north- east from Bedford Corners to Newtown. A map of 1766-67 shows Suydam's farm on the north side of the Brooklyn and Jamaica Road and east of the Cripplebush Road. Lambert Suydam was cap- tain of a cavalry troop called the Kings County Horse which had been organized in Bed- ford, and had two other Suy- dams on the roster, probably relatives of the captain. Hendrick Suydam was clerk of the troop, and Jacob Suy- dam was a private. The short, compact, frame of Capt. Suy- dam did not make a very im- posing figure on horseback, but what he lacked as an im- pressive military man was more than made up by his courage and honesty. His firey, resolute charac- ter that permitted no insults to his dignity, or encroach- ments on what he considered his rights, would have de- lighted Petrus Stuyvesant if he had lived in his time. Capt. Suydam took great pride in mounting a big farm-horse, and at the head of his troop patrolling the Clove Road to Flatbush, the Bedford Road to Jamaica, or scouting along the Kings Highway to dis- cover signs of the enemy advance. General Washington was anxious to get all the cattle in Kings and Queens Counties out of reach of the British, and assigned that task to Gen. Woodhull. Capt. Suydam with his troop assisted Gen. Wood- hull in that foray and, leaving ^^*^Jb "'i'Siiil;' '" " " - j^iliWMtmniBi" 4b<4$^<-t- Woodhull's Capture (From an old print) 12-^ LONG ISLAND FORUM JULY 1954 only one cow to a family, they gathered up all the others and drove them to the Hempstead Plains where they had diffi- culty in finding water for so many. That raid did not make any friends for the General and Captain among the Flat- lands and Jamaica farmers. One of Gen. WoodhuU's last orders, issued while the Battle of Long Island was raging to the westward, was to detach Capt. Suydam from guard duty at Jamaica and send him eastward, for he would not permit any American officer to share the danger in which he found himself. Capt. Suydam met Col. Pot- ter of the Suffolk County Mili- tia near Hempstead and that officer, yielding to the panic that gripped so many at that time, ordered Capt. Suydam and his men to leave the island. Although he doubted the wisdom of the order, Capt. Suydam obeyed it, abandoned his horses, and he and his men crossed the [Sound to West- chester. By October they were in a destitute condition, and the New York Provincial Con- gress, to which they had ap- pealed, granted them pay as on active service. It is not known if Capt. Suy- dam acted as a spy for Gen- eral Washington, but the fact that he paid several visits to Bedford while the British were occupying his premises leads one to suspect that he may have done so. On one of his visits the British sur- rounded his house, but through the efforts of Mrs. Suydam he managed to elude them and escape. After a year of exile he signed the submis- sion and was permitted to return to his home. A few years later some of his troopers were captured by the British in New Jersey and brought back to Long Island as prisoners. The other American officer saved by Gen. WoodhuU from capture and imprisonment was Col. Joseph Robinson, of Scotch descent, and born at St. Croix in the Danish West Continued on page 133 Bank and Borrow ^ AT ™E FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY "' BAY SHORE OPEN FRIDAY EVENINGS 6:30 TO 8 i^ 128 West Main Street Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Bay Shore, N. Y. Member Federal Reserve System Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp'n Bethpage, Long Island, N. Y. Designers and Manufacturers of the Panther Albatross Mallard Airplanes for the U. S. 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Catbirds are friendly crea- tures and their black beady eyes seldom let you out of sight for long. They do not like to bother with feeding stations — would much rather come right up ta the back door and wait for your per- sonal attention. With some care and a bit of bird talk on your part catbirds will fly to your outstretched hand for raisins. They may have many misgivings, entrances and exits, but finally will end up sitting on your fingers as they go to work on the raisins. A Blue Jay in a single frugal act broke two admonitions of the Bible. I saw one eat bread crumbs until completely filled. He tried to hide a final crust from squirrels which are al- ways around. The jay dragged a dead oak leaf to the food and covered the crust with the leaf. The Bible suggests we should not lay up treasures nor take much thought for the morrow, what we should eat! I fully expect to be bird- handled on the head by en- raged terns. During their nesting season they want no foreign element near their nests. They become suspicious of persons a good quarter of a mile away. Their screaming and diving is more purposeful the closer one approaches. Then the bombings commence with more or less accuracy, and the shots improve with practice. By the time the visitor is within sight of the eggs or young the terns are beside themselves and their divings terminate inches from Julian Denton Smith Secretary Nassau County Historical Society one's hair. One day they will become mad enough to end a dive in a head-on collision. Have you ever noticed hovv busy the gulls are on Jones Beach between the time the crowds go home at the end of the day and the arrival of the tractor-trains to clear the re- fuse baskets? The gulls have found the baskets contain eatables of infinite variety. They settle on and in the bas- kets clawing over the con- tents. Some birds have learn- ed to combine their weight and effort to tip over the bas- kets which facilitates the hunt for food. There is usually enough discarded menu in one basket to feed several gulls. Redwing Blackbirds are al- ways very much at home in plume grass. They appear to delight in clutching a cane and swaying in the breeze. On still days I have seen them Canada Goose (From a woodcut by the late Loring M. Turrell, M. D.) 125 LONG ISLAND FORUM JULY 1954 speed into a brake and sway back and forth as long as there is any pedulum-like response in the cane. A Sparrow Hawk is almost dainty in the way he comes to rest on a pine tree. They like pines, especially the very tip- top, — they are never "Satisfied wich a lower place. The needles of the top shoot incline slightly to the sides leaving a sort of open basket around the leading bud. There is only one way for a bird to settle into such a basket and that h to drop right in. The Sparrow Hawk does just that. He hov- ers above the basket, gradual- ly losing altitude and finally drops in. If the tip-top is mov- ing in the wind, the hawk seems to become synchronized with the motion. Whenever he misses his aim, the needles do more than tickle! During the fall migration of loons the weaker and dis- abled frequently come ashore and hitch themselves across the beach and up to- the top of a first line dune. The tracks in the sand look as tho made by a giant zipper. The loons rest quietly all day and in the dusk take off by leaping di- rectly into the air from the dune top — a take-off without benefit of water. They usually let a person get near enough to them to see their unusual feet before becoming too ner- vous and complaining. One day last summer all the birds in the neighborhood seemed to gather in my back- yard ar.d set up an unearthly clatter and commotion. Jays were mixed with robins, vireos and sparrows, warblers and a tanager — all yelling like crazy. Their attentions seemed di- rected under the grapevines. I found a two-foot garter snake stretched beneath the vines waiting patiently for ROTnething to distract the birds from their attack on him. TTie whole affair seemed the rallying of aerial forces against a common enemy. An easy vray to recognize a Marsh Hawk is by its habit of flying beneath the horizon. In its search for mice, frogs and so forth it holds so close to the ground that it appears be- neath the eye level. Marsh Hawks are not overly accur- ate in pouncing upon a target. They do well to maintain a 50-50 average as their reac- tions are all a bit slow. Several years ago we had a total eclipse of the sun. As the moon blotted out the light our chickens went up on their roosts. At the height of the weird, gray light a Whippoor- will announced himself rather doubtfully and discreetly. It seemed he might be wonder- ing what in the world he was talking about. No such thing as a code of ethics exists among our feathered friends. Watch a sea gull drop a clam on the sand or parkway to open it. He loses no time in descending upon it and frequently gets there a mere bird's length ahead of another of his kind that had swooped in for an unearned feed. Sometimes one will yank the food out of an- other's mouth in midair. A Junco came into the house last winter. In his fright and frenzy to get out, he flew against window panes until he knocked himself al- most unconsc'ous. I picked him up and found his heart beating at a great rate. That speedy heart-beat is a normal condition with birds, the same as a body temperature of 105 to 115 degrees is common and customary. I let the bird leave my hand at the front door and he did exactly as do so many crippled and iniured birds — headed into a thic\ blue spruce to hide. Birds never leave such protection until completely able to care for themselves. White seems to have an es- pecial appeal to birds when building rests. A neighbor hung out small pieces of rib- bon and cloth one spring. The white pieces went immediate- ly into the nests and some- times colored pieces were never carried away, particu- larly reds. Nests show pieces of newspaper, white feathers, white shells, white hair and Continued on page 13 5 TRAPHAGER SCHOOL [i Of MSHIOM For Ke.uU. [JLJ r»AfNING HCIte PAYS LIFi DIVIDENDS |X^^ Summer, Fall aod Winter Courses |>^H Professional methods day or eve. All ^^B branches of Fashion for beginners or 4lil advanced students. Regents' Credits. DAY. EVENINQ t SATURDAY COURSES Now forming for Design, Illustration, Cloth- ing Construct ion and all branches of Fashion INTF.RIOR DECOR, and DISPLAY Courses here prepare students for the fasci- natins and remunerative fields of commercial art. Maximum instruction in minimum time. Active Free Placement Bureau. Send for Circular F or Phore CO. 5-2077. REGISTER NOW! Our Graduates in Demand! Traptiagen, 1680 BVay (52 St.) N. Y. 19 The First National of Amityville ORGANIZED 1907 Complete Deposit and Loan Facilities Open Friday Evenines S:30 to B:30 INSURANCE Ask EDWARDS The Oldest Agency for Miles Around Phones SAyville 4-2107 - 4-21C8 Serving Suffolk • Massapequa to Hampton Bays • Cold Spring Harbor to Greenport ''''^'' 30 YEARS! LAUNDERING* DRY CLEANING BLUE POINT (autuliAj Telephone BLue Pcitit 4-0420 Wines & Liquors IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC Delves Liquor Store LICENSE L-IXM 201 Bway., AMityville 4-0033 126 JULY 1954 LONG ISLAND FORUM jouthold's IJersatile T^hysician # A CTIVITY and versatility ■*^ packed the short forty- three-year life of Franklin Tuthill, scion of Southold's Henry Tuthill, progenitor of the numerous Tuthills and Tuttles of Long Island. He was bom at Wading River in 1822, the second son of Cap- tain Nathaniel Tuthill, mari- ner and shipbuilder, and Cla- rissa, the daughter of Nathan- iel and Martha Miller of Miller Place. When Franklin was fifteen, his parents moved to Green- port where the Captain estab- lished a shipyard at the foot of Tuthill street, now Central avenue, which he later sold to Hiram Bishop. Franklin's brother Ellsworth became a fish factory owner at the east end. Another brother, George Miller Tuthill, became a prom- inent clergyman in Chicago and still anc-ther brother, James Harvey Tuthill, served as State Senator and for some twenty years as Surro- gate of Suffolk County. Their sister Sarah, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke, taught school at Southold and at Farmington, Ct., and became an accom- plished artist. Franklin Tuthill entered Amherst College at the age of fourteen, graduating four years later and in 1844 com- pleting a medical course at the University of the City of New York. The same year he began practising at Southold and two years later married Emma Harriet Horton, daugh- ter of Salter Storrs Horton and Harriet Case Horton, Hor- ton, who died prior to the mar- riage of his daughter, had served Southold as post- master, librarian and car- penter. In the latter capacity in 1836 he had built a parson- age for the Old First Church. Dr. Tuthill succeeded his late father-in-law as postmaster. Dr. Glarence vyishton Wood In the fall of 1850 when Southold belatedly celebrated its bicentennial, among the sponsors of the occasion were the local minister, Rev. George F. Wiswell; David Philander Horton, a budding music teacher destined to gain re- nown in that field, and Dr. Tuthill. Among the toasts proposed at the celebration was one to "the medical facul- ty" of the community which included besides young Tut- hill, Drs. Seth H. Tuthill, David Van Scoy and Ira Corwin. The singing on the program was led by Dr. Tuthill's close friend. Prof. Horton, who taught vocal classes in the local Presbyterian lecture hall, known as the Prayer Room, and called by the younger set of that day the Eel Pot because of its sugges- tive contour. It was the Pro- fessor who requested the young Doctor to stand beside one elderly, unmusical singer and to poke him in the ribs each time he emitted a dis- cord. According to Edward G. Huntting, the old gentle- man, as a result of Dr. Tut- hill's constant prodding, was "black and blue from hip to top-rib". In 1851 the young physi- cian was nominated for Mem- ber of Assembly by the Whigs, at which the local non-Whig weekly editorialized that "We can say nothing against our friend, the Doctor, only that he is a Whig. We cannot, however, inform our Whig readers whether he be- longs to the Seward or Fill- more wing of his party". But Tuthill was elected and suc- ceeded to the Assembly seat of his wife's uncle, Silas Hor- ton of Hog Neck, Southold. At Albany the Doctor be- came intimately associated with Henry J. Raymond, who had been elected Assembly- man from the 9th Ward, Man- hattan, while employed on the editorial staff of the New York Courier & Enquirer. When The New York Times first appeared on September 18, 1851, Raymond was its first editor as well as part- owner. Later he became Speaker o-f the Assembly, Lieutenant Governor and Congressman. Continued on page 137 Southold's Old First Church (From pencil sketch by Cyril A. Lewis) 127 LONG ISLAND FORUM = "Tales of the Immortals" Reminders Pleasure Boat Insurance Specialist GEORGE C. EARTH 134A Broadway, next to Post Office AMityville -4-1688 (Res. 4-0855) Automotive Supplies E. Clayton Smith, jobber. Re- placement parts, tools and equip- ment. 218-220 East Main Street, Babylon. Tel. 551. Visitors Welcome The General Museum-Library of the Suffolk County Historical So- ciety, at Riverhead, is open daily (except Sundays and Holidays) from one to five P. M. 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But on this day it came forth in all its glory, and small boys loved to hear how it had been captured in mighty battle o-n the Heights of Abraham, and how Uncle Sam had kindly loaned it to his loyal people. Two casks of cannon powder were provided and the noise was such that a poet. Captain Lewis Davis, some years later wrote: Whose each discharge the ground made shake And echoes boom o'er vale and hill, The water dance in Satterly's lake, The glass to crack in church and mill. Captain John Van Brunt led the militia; the oration was delivered by John Wood- hull, and John R. Satterly read the Declaration of Inde- pendence. The committee of three to plan the toasts to be drunk that day consisted of Captain James Smith, William Jayne and my great-grand- father Thomas Strong. I have no account of those toasts, but I think an old paper of toasts for a Fourth of July celebra- tion would give some idea of what the toasts of that time were like. They certainly were frank in giving their opinions. "The day We celebrate — f^fe li'heeler ^trong it delivered us from British taxation, may it never be for- gotten." "General Washington — his virtues the salvation; his tri- umphs the boast; his princi- ples the guide; his name the watchword of his country." "The President of the Uni- ted States — fallible from necessity : virtuous frOxH choice." "Governor State of Con- necticut — his friends and foes both know many better and many worse men." "The departed heroes of America — although no sta- tues of trap or marble re- mind us of their forms, free- dom at home and respect abroad remind us of their deeds." "Our rulers of every grade ^-especially those who serve their country for their coun- try's good." "The Army— a kind-hearted friend but a relentless foe." "The Navy — America's pride and glory ; the youngest but most favored child of Neptune: the blaze of its stars shone conspicuous while the cross of Albion and the cres- cent of Algiers sunk beneath the waves." "The union of the States- may it never be severed while the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls a wave." "The American Fair — may their smiles light us to virtue in time of peace, and acts of bravery in war." "Independent Agricultural Society— may the plowshare of public inquiry and the har- row of independent censure keep grubworms of faction from the roots of our Liberty Tree." As the people of Setauket heard the Declaration of In- Continued on page 138 fiAty"^ J c/LMJ-^. J^\J' .^lyt^t Rev. Zachariah Greene (From sketch by William S. Mount 129 LONG ISLAND FORUM JULY 1954 Leading Real Estate Brokers of Sayville Lillian H. Robinson, Realtor Real Estate, Insurance, Furnished Cottages Farms - Homes - Acreage 169 W. Main St. SAyville 4-1900 Member of L. I. 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AMityville 4-0198 "Longest Haired Lady" Excelled Since writing the short sketch of "The Longest Haired Lady" (Nov. Forum) I have learned of another L. I. woman whose hair equalled or exceeded that of Mrs. Petty, in length. Recently a friend, Mrs. Halsey Dickenson of Water Mill, showed me a photo of an aunt with the exceptional long hair. I of course was surprised, having always thought Mrs. Petty was "Long Island's One and Only" But I was pleased to learn that L. I. can boast of two exceptional women in that respect. I feel that the following information should be given, to keep the record straight. Fortunately I have been able to contact the lady, my letter being very graciously answered by her daughter whose letter follows: "In regard to biographic back- ground of my mother, Mrs. Han- nah T. Moore living at Lyn Oaks, Morris Plains, N. J., she is the daughter of the late Abel Corwin and Helen Woodhull of Wading River. She is a direct descendant of Elizabeth Hopkins who came to this country on the Mayflower. "On her mother's side, she is a direct descendant of General WoodbuU of Revolutionary War fame. Her grandfather, Joshua Woodhull and his brothers built the famous Horn Tavern Inn where the stage coaches from New York stopped years ago. On her father's side she is a descendant of Mat- Continued on next page Farmingdale GREGORY SOSA AGENCY, Inc. Real Estate and Insurance Serving The Community Since 1921 FArmingdale 2-0321—2-1286 Hubbell, Klapper 6- Mubbell LONG ISLAND REAL ESTATE 65 Hilton Avenue Garden City, N. Y. REAL ESTATE Insurance Mortgages JOHN T. PULIS 101 Richmond Ave , Amityville AMiiyville 4-1489 EASTPORT Edward B. Bristow Real Estate and Insurance Main Street EAstport 5-0164 Port Washington Howard C. Hegeinan Agency, Inc. Real Estate and Insurance 185 Main Street Tel. POrt Washington 7-3124 Commack JOHN W. NOTT Established 1925 Wanted: Large flat wooded acre- age eastern L. I. to Riverhead. Jericho Tpk. FOrest 8-9322 Huntington HENRY A. MURPHY INSURING AGENCY, Inc. Real Estate, Insurance, Mortgage Loans, Appraisals Steamship Tickets Cornelius L. Murphy Tel. Hunt. 178 Wyandanch HAROLD S. ISHAM All Lines of Insurance Real Estate Straight Path, Wyandanch Tel. Midland 7755 Mastic Realtor — Insuror BENJAMIN G. HERRLEY MONTAUK HIGHWAY Phone ATlantic— 1-8110 Glen Head M. O. HOWELL Real Estate - Insurance 25 Glen Head Road Telephone GLen Cove 4-0491 Bay Shore Auto and Other Insurance — Real Estate — HENNING AGENCY, Realtor 86 E.Main BayShore 7-0876 & 0877 Central Islip ROBERT E. O'DONOHUE CarletonAve. Tel. 6317 Central Islip Real Estate - Insurance Established 1911 Hampton Bays JOHN H. SUTTER Licensed Real Estate Broker 1 East Main Street HAMPTON BAYS 2-0420 Tel. BAbylon 6-0265 w. E. MAGEE, APPRAISER Inc. Real Estate and Insurance || Brokers Babylon. N. Y. 130 JULY 1954 LONG ISLAND FORUM f^ % Long Island's Suburban Homeland Uniondale PETER P. ROCCHIO The Town Agency For Real Estate and Insurance 889 Nassau Road, Uniondale Phone HEmpstead 2-6858 Patchogue Realtors — Insurors JOHN J. ROE & SON 125 E. Main St. Patchogue 2300 Glen CoT« HAROLD A> JACKSON CO. Insurance and Real Estate 7 W. Glen Street Telephone 4-1500 Westbury HAMILTON R. HILL Insurance - Real Estate WEstbury 7-0108 249 Post Ave. For Westbury and Vicinity Floral Park EDMUND D. PURCELL REALTOR Sales - Appraisals - Insurance 111 Tyson Ave. FLoral Park 4-0333 Lake Ronkonkoma CLIFFORD R. YERK Lots, Farms, Shore Frontage Homes Acreage Rosedale Ave. and Richmond Blvd. Telephones Ronkonkoma 8543 and 8859 East Norwich Richard Downing & Sons GENERAL INSURANCE Licensed Real Estate Broker Tel. Oyster Bay 592 North Hempstead Turnpike Heal Estate Insurance East yETAUKET Lond Island. New York ■ Tel. 101 Sotauket ■ Unqua Agency, Inc. General Insurance Real Estate GORDON W. FRASER, Mgr. 199-A Broadway AMityville 4-0376 Longest Haired Lady Continued from page 130 thias Corwin, who was one of the first settlers of Southold L. I. in 1640. "Your statement about the Sutherland Sisters, I am afraid is incorrect; there were seven sisters bom in Lock Port, N. Y., daugh- ters of Rev. Fletcher Sutherland. At the time my mother was travel- ing with the S'isters, her hair was the finest and longest ever known and golden brown in color. "Thank you for the copy of the L. I. Forum which we found most interesting, and I hope the above information may be of help to you. "Cora C. Hildebrant" I might add that in Sag Harbor I was shown a strand of Mrs. Moore's auburn hair, notation on the envelope reading: "6 ft. 5 in. Jan. 1, 1896." So my Mrs. Petty seems to be relegated to second place. Elizabeth Chase Hawkins Southampton Editor's Note: Perhaps other Forum readers know of other Long Islanders of the past worthy of note. Barnum's greatest walker, Steven Talfchouse, was a Montauk Indian. Miller Place ALFRED E. BEYER Licensed Real Estate Broker Member, Suffolk Real Estate Board North Country Road Miller Place Tel. POrt Jefferson 8-1204 Massapequa TOM ABBOTT Massapequa Cor. Merrick Rd. and Ocean Ave. Massapequa, N. Y. BELLPORT Edtvard B. Bristow Real Estate and Insurance Main Street BEIIport 7-0143 Robert A. Dodd General Insurance Real Estate RAYMOND A. 66 Merrick Rd.. Copiague SWEENEY AMityville +-1961 Real Estate Insurance EDWARD F. COOK East Hampton Telephone 4-1440 East Quogue GEO. H, JONES Real Estate and Insurance Montauk Highway Telephone East Quogue 960 Wantagh W. J. JORGENSEN Realtor — Appraisals Tel. Wanta«h 2210 Babylon CHARLES F. PFEIFLE Licensed Real Estate Broker Lots - Plots - Acreage W. Main St., nr. Lake Babylon 644 Wading River WM. L. MILLER & SON Real Estate and Insurance Phone: Wading River 4323 Great Neck Qf/ Miiwf^ LONG ISLAND REAL ESTATE City line to Montauk Point. List- ings wanted all over Long Island. Sales offices at 740 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, and Route 25 Matti- tuck. Tels. GReat Neck 2-5614 and Mattituck 9-8434. Garden City BPKLEYgH ORTON fO> (7 Oe-FI.'K!S) ' V^ '^Brooklyn and Long Is land ^s Largest Real Estate Organization" 721 Franklin Ave. Tel. Garden City 7-6400 Save at Southold BANK BY MAIL Current Dividend The Oldest Savings Bank in Suf- folk County. Incorporated 1858. Southold Savings Bank Southold, New York Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation lil LONG ISLAND FORUM Greenport Monument, 1890's An inquiry in the April Forum as"to the identity of the monument shown has brought the following replies which would seem to place the locale at Greenport. The monu- ment, photographed back in the 1890's by Marshall Woodman, late of Amityville, bears the following inscription: "1883. In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes" below the names of Henry M. Wiggins, Chat- ham Corwin and William S. E. Stratton. Writes Mrs. Josenh A. Wells of Upper Montclair, N. J.: "I know that Chatham Crrwin was bom in Greenport and died in the Civil War. Wiggins is also a Greenport name and I would expect that ihe monument is in a cemetery there. Chatham Cotwln was the youngest of the ten children of Mathias and Mary Corwin and my husband's mother was one of his sisters." Writes Hilary Corwin, counselor at law, of Huntington: "It is my thought that the photo is of the Civil War memorial on Broad street in Greenport. * * * The part of the house shown on the light-ha'rl side of the picture was my birth- place, now tom down. That was a fine picture of the Rayncr house at Westhampton on the May cover and an interesting JULY 1954 description by the venerable owner, Thurston H. Rayncr. G. L. Ames, Amityville. ^ The Monument (Front photo by Marshall A. Woodman) MORTGAGE MONEY HOME OWNERS Mortgage Loans to refinance existing mortgages or to purchase and / or renovate homes €H INDIVIDUAL MORTGAGE HOLDERS Existing mortgages purchased or refinanced ... ^at RIVERHEAD SAVINGSJBANK RIVERHEAD. N. Y. RIVERHEAD 8-3600 .<> 132 JULY 1954 LONG ISLAND FORUM ^ ^ # WoodhuU's Death Continued from page 124 Indies in 1742. He came to New York in 1760 and mar- ried the daughter of James Cebra of Jamaica, L. I., by whom he had five children, all daughters. When the Revolu- tionary War began he was made colonel of a regiment of Provincial Militia under the command of Gen. Woodhull. Col. Robinson spent the night of August 27, 1776 at the home of Mrs. Cebra, his wife's mother, in Jamaica, and the next day he mounted his horse and accompanied Gen. Woodhull to the inn of In- crease Carpenter at East Jamaica (now Hollis) . He left this inn shortly before Gen. Woodhull was captured. Col. Robinson managed to get his family safely within the American lines at Wood- bury, Conn., and at the end of the war in 1783 he returned to Jamaica, where he became Surrogate of Queens County in 1787 holding that office until his death on Sept. 17, 1815. Joseph Robinson was of good education and man- ners, and enjoyed the confi- dence of all who knew him as a man of integrity and a patriot. The inn of Increase Carpen- ter was built like most Dutch inns of that period with a cen- ter hall leading from the front to the back door, which opered on an enclosure. Gen- eral Woodhull, seated in one of the rooms during a heavy thunder storm, failed to hear the hoofbeats of approaching cavalry, and they were at the front door before he realized his peril. He ran through the hall to the back door, fumbled with the heavy wooden lock, and v/ith the troopers at his heels reached his horse, tied to the enclosure fence. There is considerable con- fusion as to what followed, but when Gen. Woodhull offered his sword in token of surrender an officer struck him down. The General threv/ up his haTid to cover his head and received several blows from a broadsword, nearly severing his arm. It is said that Capt. De Lancey, who commanded the British troops finally restrained the officer. The wounded man was picked up, mounted behind a trooper, and taken to the Jamaica tav- ern of Robert Hinchman who had himself been wounded by British troopers taking him for General Woodhull. Drs. Jacob Ogden and Daniel Min- ema of Jamaica came to the tavern to dress WoodhuU's wounds, but their offer was refused and a British surgeon attended him. Dr. Ogden was especially skilled and might have saved the patient. Miss Cebra, a sister of Col. Robinson's wife, visited the sorely wounded man and re- Woodhull's Church at South Haven Still Stands tained his hat for many years as a cherished memento. When Woodhull told Robert Hinchman's wife that he dreaded being left alone that night, she assured him to "have no anxiety on that score, General, for I will not sleep tonight." Some time during the night he was removed to the stone church which stood in the middle of the road at the head of the street now called Union Hall, and which was used as a prison by the Brit- ish. On the morning of August 20th he was taken to Gravesend. Whitehead Hicks, Mayor of New York City from 1766 to 1776, a prominent loyahst and resident o f Jamaica, offered his carriage but Sir Wilham Erskine ordered him carried on a litter. General Woodhull was first taken to the Dutch Church at New Utrecht and from there placed aboard a filthy cattle transport in Gravesend Bay. Later he was removed to the home of Nicassius DeSille and placed on a cot beside one of its spacious fireplaces. It was from here that he sent word to his wife Ruth, a sister of the Signer William Floyd, to bring him what money and provisions she could spare which he had her distribute among his fellow prisoners. She remained with him until he died on September 20, 1776, about three weeks after his capture. His body, minus the wounded arm whose am- putation had failed to save him, was prepared for burial 133 LONG ISLAND FORUM by the British, after which, accompanied by the sorrow- ing- widow, it was driven the seventy miles to his home at Mastic, arriving there on the 23d. A resident of Islip later re- ported having seen the mourn- ful procession pass his home. It is an accepted tradition that Ruth herself drove the team of mules which drew the farm-wagon bearing her hus- band's hallowed remains. She was accompanied by several of the General's slaves. We have no record of the obse- quies, but interment was no doubt in accordance with local custom. The writer's father as late as 1876 built the coffin for one of the Tangier Stoith's, his employer, laid the body therein and dug and filled the grave. General Wo-odhuU's grave v^as marked by a rude field- stone until 1820 when his de- scendants erected the white marble headstone that now marks his last resting place. Ruth Woodhull survived her husband 29 years, dying in 1805. The inn of Increase Carpen- ter, famous as a patriot meet- ing place long before the Gen- eral sought refuge there, was still standing well into the 20th century. It was a favorite stonping place for farmers an their way to and from city markets. The writer saw it many times, but did not know that it was the scene of Gen. WoodhuU's capture, until af- ter it was demoUshed. There are several memorials at HoUis in the vicinity of the site of the famous old inn, among them a cannon mount- ed on a granite base and suit- ably inscribed which stands in a schoolyard at 192d street north of Jamaica Avenue. A State marker is on Jamaica Avenue at 196th Street, near St. Gabriel's Church, and the Woodhull Day School of St. Gabriel's Church stands on the south side of Woodhull Avenue. On the Union Hall street corner of The Bank of Manhattan Building in Ja- maica is a bronze plaque indi- cating the site of the old stone church and its use as a prison by the British during the Revolution. •to. U &■ Mt OiK STOP in and let us demonstrate the NEW ZENITH / -^, \ ROYAL \ model/ HEARING AID In Stock: Batteries for all Types of Aids PICKUP & BROWN GUILD OPTICIANS 18 Deer Park Ave. Babylon Tel. Babylon 927 JULY 1954 More About Major Andre Interest never ceases in that loyal British subject Major Andre, who met such an ignominious fate. New items about him appear in print frequently. About the year 1886 the granite monument at the site of his execution was blown to pieces by an explosion set off by persons of warped mentality. The news from Tappan spread around the countryside and many people within horse and buggy distance went to see the wreckage. The place was about four miles from my childhood summer home in Pearl River and we had one of the chunks of granite as a souvenir under a whatnot in our parlor, rncidentally, Mary Tallmadge, sister of Majcr Benjamin Tall- madge, who had charge of Major Andre during his imprisonment, married David Osborn of New Haven and became my great-great- grandmother. Clarence Russell Comes Cutchogue DRY CLEANING FUR STORAGE MiiviikJkM^ RUG CLEANING AMITY VILLE 4-3200 "The Long Island Indian" By Robert R. Coles With 20 Line Drawings How our Indians looked and lived. The names and distribu- tion of their chieftaincies. Their contribution to our civilizatoin and many other interesting facts about those first Long Islanders. Send $1 to Robert R. Coles, 7 The Place, Glen Cove, N. Y. U Long Island W halers" By Paul Bailey The history of whalinsf by L. I. ships and men for more than 200 years, briefly told. Showing the begin- ning, the rise, the peak and the decline and finish of the industry between the 1640's and 1870's. Well illus- trated. Postpaid $1. Address LONG ISLAND FORUM, Box 805, Amityville !^ ^ 134 JULY 1954 LONG ISLAND FORUM t Bird Antics Continued from Page 126 white cloth. To a bird there is something most attractive about white. Birds seems to have un- limited power to provide eggs. As yoangsters we once re- moved all the eggs from a robin's nest except one. We promptly lost interest and did not look in the nest again but when the young appeared, there were four baby robins. The classic account of such procedure credits a mo:her bird with laying 73 eggs in 71 days as day after day an egg was removed to leave only one i 1 the nest. The report records the bird was bewildered and bafflei but maintained unin- terrupted production. The story is told of an ex- periment to find how much birds respond to the magnetic north and south lines. Seven swallov/s were caught in Bremen, Germany, and imme- diately flown by plane to London, England. A spot of red paint was daubed on each bird when released from the cage in London. The next morning five cf the seven were back at their nests in Bremen. Figure that out! We call such bird behavior- ism "antics." Could it be the normal. Fanny Bartlett Station Please thank Mrs. Arnold Rat- tray for telling us (in the May number) where Fanny Bartlett station was and when. I always thought Fanny was a person. Clarence W. Mathews Islip Terrace Village House Arts, Crafts, Americana Museum of the Oysterponds Historical Society at Orient, L. I. Open July 1 to October 31 Tuesdays. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2 to 5 P. M. Free Admission A Majestic Chestnut The photograph, shown here was taken durieg the 1890's by the late Marshall Woodman of Amityville somewhere on Long Island. We con- sulted George H. Peters, president of the L.L Horticultural Society, and author of "The Trees of Long Island," who writes as follows: "At least eight good tree men examined the photograph and all agree that it is quite definitely a Chestnut (Cast.anea dentata). Mr. Ed. Costich, manager of Hicks Nursery, Westbury, states that he personally knew of a Chestnut as big as this one near Wyandanch. "I am sorry Mr. Henry Hicks couldn't pinpoint the location of the tree but because of the many red cedars in the background we feel it may have stood in the Hunt- ington to Wading River area." Perhaps some reader will recog- nize the tree and, if so, give us its exact location. i>3i^*t:-^-"-^'t$ This Tree Grew on Long Island (from an old photo b/ Marshall A. Woodman ESTABLISHED 1887 SOUTH SIDE BANK BRENTWOOD BAY SHORE Suffolk 6- 4th Main &■ Bay Shore Av. Phone BR 3-45 1 1 Phone BA 7-7 1 00 Member Federal DeposH Insurance Corporation 135 LONG ISLAND FORUM JULY 1954 Twins Dramatize Right and Wrong in Fashion The Fashion Clinic at the Trap- hagen School of Fashion found a wonderful opportunity to drama- tize the roles of good taste and good grooming in creating not only an attractive appearance ... but a successful life. As illustrated here, twin students, Suzanne and Jean Pacholek, agreed to appear as "Miss Smart" and "Miss Careless." In the photograph, these identical twins wear identical suits. Good sport Jean played the part of the girl who buys nothing to match anything else she has, and looks as if she dressed m the dark and never took a peek in the mir- ror. She had to wear, in the part she plays, black dress sandals with a gray wool suit and carry a lug- gage tan shoulder-strap bag, be- cause she didn't use good sense or good taste in shopping. After checking hair, hat, blouse, lapel pin and gloves . . . and the way the clothes were worn, including the posture of the wearer, the students at Traphagen voted a hundred per cent for the neat, well- dressed look of her sister who de- picts "Miss Smart." The Fashion Clinic at Traphagen School is one of the unique annual features in the courses in costume design and clothing construction. Guest speakers lecture and dem- onstrate to show the students what; every type of woman should wear to appear at her best. How- ever, an overall theme is — it is not money that makes the differ- ence, it is taste and planning. Louis Phillippe Roses When and where did the wreck occur from which were salvaged rose bushes that; were named for the ship? A.R.B. Answer: The French ship Louis Philippe, stranded a% Mecox, East Hampton town, in 1842. I see that the New York State Historical Association, is to hold its annual meeting this year on Long Island, September 2, 3 and 4 at Stony Brook, a very appropriate place. (Mrs.) Grace L. Trebor, Valley Stream. Gifts For Everyone IN CHINA Minton Bone, Spode, Doulton Syracuse, Lenox IN STERLING Towie Gorham IN GLASS Fostoria Tiffin Duncan And in Other Quality Lines TOOMEY'S GIFTS 85 Main St. BAY SHORE 253 W. Main St. Smithtown Branch 0$^ COLUMBIA SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 93-22 JAMAICA AVENUE WOODHAVEN 21, N. Y. VIRGINIA 7-7041 tf^ FOREST HILLS OFFICE 15 Station Square - at Forest Hills Inn CHARTERbD 188? SJHNGS JCCOUNTS MORTGAGE LOANS SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES Safety of your Savings insured up to $10,000 CI)e 1801 J^ouse FINE FURNITURE Interior Decorating BAbylon 6-1801 173 West Merrick Road, Babylon August Belmont Sr. in 1864 founded the countir's leading horse breeding and training farm at North Babylon, which remained active for some 30 years. f^ J 136 # JULY 1954 Southold Physician Continued from page 127 As Assemblyman, Tuthill also occasionally served as Speaker, and upon completion 01 his term took up residence in New York City, subse- quently locating on Franklin Street, Brooklyn. In Augustus Maverick's book of 1870, "Henry J. Raymond and The New York Press", the author states that Dr. Tuthill "amused his leisure by writ- ing quaint papers on rural and domestic topics for The Times" and that "the vein of quiet humor and the uniform good sense" of the Doctor's writings especially attracted Raymond's attention. 'I'uthill finally accepted a position in the office of The Times and remained in its service several years. Prof. Horton once stated that the united efforts of Raymond and Tuthill "established The New York Times". In 1857 the Doctor was again elected to the Assembly, this time from the 7th District of Kings County. Among the things he advocated was the registra- tion of vital statistics, as shown in a pamphlet on the subject which he issued. He was also in demand as a pub- lic speaker on educational subjects. In 1859 he and his family journeyed to California where his brother - in - law Salter Storrs Horton Jr. had located during the Gold Rush. The latter was one of the group from eastern Long Island who rounded Cape Horn enroute to the West Coast on the # Cfte T5anb of amitptJille Incorporated 18dl 2% on Special Interest Accounts Compounded Quarterly Hours: 9 to 3 except Saturday Friday Evening, 6:30 to 8:30 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. former whaleship Sabina manned by a crew of retired sea captains. Horton later re- turned to Southold and there served as postmaster and town clerk as had his father and Dr. Tuthill some years before. In San Francisco Dr. Tut- hill assumed charge of the Bulletin and later became its part - owner and publisher. After several years, ill health compelled him to relinquish these activities, but while re- siding in California he wrote a history of the state, the pre- face to which he completed just prior to his death. Mrs. Tuthill's mother, while en- route for California in 1862, perished in the burning of the steamer Golden Gate in San Francisco Bay on July 27th of that year. In 1864 Dr. Tuthill spent some time in southern Europe after which he visited in Brooklyn where he died Aug- ust 27, 1864 at the age of only forty-three. Three weeks be- fore his death, while visiting Southold, at the Old First Church there, in the words of Prof. Horton, many friends "greeted him as one whom they loved and honored." His remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church, with Rev. Epher Whitaker and the Rev. George Wiswell officiating. His widow LONG ISLAND FORUM later resided at Washington with their only daughter who had married William Redin Woodward, an attorney-at- law. In 1889 Mrs. Tuthill returned to Southold and pur- chased the one time home of Joseph Hull Goldsmith. Here she spent her final years, sharing the home with her younger sister Jerusha. The latter, known as Aunt Rushie to local people, lived to be 92. In the Southold cemetery stands a modest granite shaft marking the last resting place of Franklin Tuthill, physician, legislator, journalist, author and postmaster. "His life," wrote Prof. Horton in 1890, "might be studied with great profit by many youthful journalists of the present time", and added: "A brighter, more beloved and capable per- son never labored and dwelt in Southold." RECORDS RCA - Columbia - Decca Wide Selection of POPULAR CLASSICAL CHILDREN'S in all the speeds AMITY RADIO For Quality Service on TV On the Triangle AMityville4-1177 LONG ISLAND is located advantageously for light industry. Its suburban and rural areas offer ideal living conditions. Independent Textile Dyeing Co., Inc. FARMINGDALE, N. Y. Auto Radiators Repaired, Recored and Boiled Out Electric Motors— Rewinding and Rebuilding AMITYVILLE BATTERY & IGNITION SERVICE, Inc. Broadway and Avon Place Phone* 1174 - 2W5 AmityviUc 137 LONG ISLAND FOEUM Glorious Fourth Continued from page 129 dependence read, how their thoughts must have turned to the tale their pastor, the Rev. Zachariah Greene, had often told them. How his brigade with colors flying had marched from north erf Canal street in lower Manhattan to the Battery and there fonned in a hollow square with Gen- eral Washington in the cen- tre Here with the reader fac- ing the General, the Declara- tion was first read in public. When the closing paragraph was read there was a shout from all the people. ''United we stand; divided we fajl. We must, we shall be free.' And Parson Greene, in describing this event, would always add: "Take care of the Union! Do ro harm to the Union! So passed the Fourth of July 1809 in Setauket, and many a youngster went to bed that night with his thoughts full of cannon and the glory of artillery and militia, but perhaps bits of the stately Declaration of Independence stayed in his mind, and tie resolved to be a good citizen of this Republic when he grew to manhood. My account of the day was taken from the plans of The Washington Benevolent Soci- ety, June 17, 1809. JULY 1954 FORUMS, PRIOR TO 1950 One dozen scattered numbers. At least 50 stories on island history. Sent postpaid for ;^1.50. Address L. I. FORUM, AMITYVILLE Over 100 Years of DEPENDABLE AMITY AUTO SALES Chevrolet Agency For Sales and Service Parts and Accessories Merrick and County Line Roads Tel. AMityviUe 4-0W9-4-09U PETERS Delicatessen Tel. Amity villa 4-1350 176 Park Ave. Amityville POWELL Funeral Home, Inc. 67 Broadway Amityville, New York AMityville 4-0172 Monumental Work "The Fame Behind the Name" HARDER Extermination Service, Inc. Termite Control, Mothproof- ing and all other services Phone Nearest Office PAtchogue 3-2100 HUntingtcn 4-2304 Elverhead 8-2943 HEmpstead 2- 3166 BAby Ion 6-2020 Southampton 1-0346 Blillport 7-06C4 STony Brook 7-0917 F. Kenneth Harder President Robert Troup Vice-President Bailey s Long Island History A limited number of sets of the Long Island History, com- piled by Paul Bailey and pub- lished last year by the Lewis Historical Publishing Com- pany of New York, has been made available through the Long Island Forum at one- third off the publishers' price. This drastic reduction from the original price of $46.50 is made possible by eliminating volume 3 which consists en- tirely of biographical sketches. Volumes 1 and 2 comprise the complete History as com- piled by Editor Bailey a^d written by leading authorities in every field, consisting of more than 1000 pages, 43 chapters and 200 illustrations. These handsomely printed and bourd deluxe I ooks (size 8x10% inches) will be sent, while they last, in the same order that ar^plications are re- ceived. Price $30. Besides the complete history of the island, from its discov- ery, including chapters on geo- Address: LONG logy and archaeology, there are separate chapters on each of the towns in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the history of the leading church denom- irations, whaling, fishing, shel fisheries, agriculture, medicine, banking, education, aviation and many other sub- jects. Long Island Birdlife is com- piled by Edwin Way Teale, rationally known authority; the island's mammals, by Dr. W. J. Hamilton, Cornell zoolo- gist. The most extensive cov- erage of the island's Indians ever printed was prepared fcy John H. Morice. Among th(! authors represented are J. Russel Sprague, Dr. Oscar G. Darlington, Dr. Clarence Ash- ton Wood. Miss Jacoueline Overton. Rev. John K Sharp, Chester R. R'akelock, Osborn Shaw, Herbert F. 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Hewlett and other public citi- zens had the monument mounted in its present location. "Ballyhoo at Cold Spring" Estelle Valentine Newman's ac- count, of the celebration at Cold Spring Harbor back in the good old days gave our family a vivid idea cf what life on Long Island was then. (Miss) Nora B. Rodney Long Beach DINE AT FRANK FRIEDE'S Riverside Inn Table d'Hote and a la Carte On Jericho Turnpike Route 25 SMITHTOWN, L. L, N. Y. "Willie and Herman's" La Grange Montauk Highway East of Babylon Luncheons - Dinners Large New Banquet Hall Tel. Babylon 480 Enroute to the Hamptons on Montauk Highway i!2itCASA BASSO -d Enjoy the Best Luncheon and Dinner Westhampton 4-1841 Closed on Mondays The Shoreham "On The Great South Bay'' Since 1903 S pecializing in SEA FOOD Special Luncheons Daily Foot of Foster Ave. Sayville Tel. 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