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HUNTINGTON 

TOWN RECORDS, 

INCLUDING 

BABYLON, 

LONG ISLAND, N. Y. 

1776 = = = 1873. 

WITH 

INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND INDEX 

BY 

CHARLES R. STREET. 



VOLUME III. 






TRANSCRIBED, COMPILED AND PUBLISHEITBT' 
AUTHORITY AND AT THE EXPENSE 
OF THE TWO TOWNS. 

1889. 



Copyright, i88g, by 
THE TOWNS OF HUNTINGTON AND BABYLON, NEW YORK. 



The "Long Islander" Print ; 
huntington, l. i. 






Copy of Resolution, 



Resolved, That the sum of five hundred dollars be raised 
for continuing the work of editing and publishing the old 
records of this Town. 

Town Clerk's Office, \ 
Huntington, Suffolk Co. j ' 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a 
resolution passed at the Annual Town Meeting, held in 
the Town of Huntington, April 3, 1888. 

Philip Pearsall, 

Town Clerk. 
May 20th, 1889. 

Town Clerk's Office, ) 
Babylon, Suffolk Co., N. Y. \ 

I hereby certify that at the annual Town Meeting held 
in and for the town of Babylon, on the 3rd day of April, 
1888, the sum of five hundred dollars was appropriated for 
publication of old town records. 

Joseph A. Douglas, 

Town Clerk. 
Dated April i8th, 1889. 



Town Clerk's Certificate. 



I hereby certify that I have compared, or caused to be 
compared, this printed volume with the original manu- 
script recorded in my office, and that 1 beheve the same is 
a correct and exact copy of said original records where 
the same purport to be printed in full, and where desig- 
nated "abstract," that I believe the same to be true copies 
of the parts of the originals so printed, "errata" excepted. 

Philip Pearsall, 

Town Clerky 



INTRODUCTION. 



The second printed volume of the Town Records ended 
with a paper dated December 15, 1775. This volume con- 
tinues the record in the order of dates, and begins about 
the opening of the Revolutionary War, and ends in 1873, 
about the time Babylon was, by act of the Legislature, 
erected into a separate town. 

The papers printed in this volume, covering the period 
of the Revolutionary War, are quite voluminous and many 
of them are important, giving facts and details not hereto- 
fore printed, and though some of them may not be highly 
important, it was deemed best to insert them, as the origi- 
nals are chiefly loose papers, liable to perish soon ; and 
everything concerning this interesting period will grow in 
historical importance with the lapse of time. The record 
shows the ineffectual effort made by the inhabitants of 
Huntington, in connection with other towns, to prevent 
the capture of Long Island by the British troops ; the mil- 
itary organization of this town and lists of officers and 
soldiers; their participation in the battle of Brookljm ; their 
defeat by overwhelming numbers of the enemy on all sides, 
and the consequent subjugation of the people, followed 
by an armed occupation, the entrance of British soldiers 
into Huntington and the consternation which the event 
occasioned ; the quartering of the troops upon the inhabi- 
tants, the signing of the oath of allegiance to the king un- 
der the threat of banishment and a list of those who fled 
into Washington's lines rather than submit. Many orders 
issued by and under the authority of British officers will 



-vi INTRODUCTION. 

be found, requiring the citizens here to aid in building forts 
in Brookl3'n and on Lloyd's Neck, and to transport soldiers 
and military supplies from place to place. Lists of the 
militia forced into the British service are given and 
copies are printed of the orders under which the church 
in Huntington was converted into stables for horses, finally 
-demolished and the material used in constructing Fort 
■Golgotha on the burying hill. Lists are given of the 
grave stones taken up and used in the construction of the 
fort, and finally appears the evacuation of the town by the 
British soldiery in March, 1783, and the consequent rejoic- 
ing of the inhabitants. An appendix contains a list of 
claims presented, after the war, by the plundered inhabi- 
tants, the details of which furnished much interesting local 
history. 

The period immediately succeeding the war was marked 
by great activity and energy on the part of the people. 
Churches were built of larger dimensions in place of those 
■destroyed. Schools were re-established, the Huntington 
Academy was built by subscription, a public libi"ary found- 
ed in Huntington, and grants were made by the town, of 
sites for larger and better equipped flour mills. Lists are 
printed of the inhabitants, and the assessments of property 
show the relative wealth of the people. The record of the 
manumission of slaves, between 1800 and 1824, shows the 
names of slave owners and of the slaves. The numerous 
papers concerning the suit in chancery between the Nichol 
family and this town, involving the title to beaches and 
islands in the South Bay ; the subsequent efforts of both 
sides to secure a legislative grant, and the final compromise 
establishing the line, all of which covered a period of 
about twenty years, ending about 1824, are full of interest. 
Many important papers will be found adjusting the boun- 
dary between this and neighboring towns. Records are 
printed of divisions of early purchases from the Lidians, 



INTRODUCTION. Vll 

known as Squawpit or Squampit, Baiting- Place and East 
Neck, giving descriptions and lists of owners. The sale 
of the great body of the pine plains belonging to the town, 
took place about 1855. The agreements and deeds and 
controversies concerning these sales are important. 

The records and papers concerning the War of the Re- 
bellion of the Southern States are printed, and may be 
brief!}- summarized as consisting of resolutions passed at 
Town Meetings and by the Board of Trustees of the Town, 
for raising money ; lists of contributors of money raised to 
pay for recruiting and forwarding volunteers; the raising 
of money by taxation and its payment to a finance com- 
mittee, and the disbursements of this committee for boun- 
ties and relief to families of soldiers during the war, to 
which may be added a complete list or quota of the troops 
furnished the United States by the Town of Huntington, 
during the entire period of the war, with details showing 
their period of service, battles engaged in, etc. 

Care has been taken to include all records relating to 
title to lands, including all conveyances by lease or deed 
by or to the Trustees of the Town, of lands either above 
or under tide water. 

The year 1873 seemed to be an appropriate period at 
which to close this volume, as the publication is thereby 
brought down late enough to include all ^^apers relating 
to the organization of Babylon as a sepa\^te town. All 
records are now printed in which the Town of Babylon 
has a direct interest, except all of records of highways 
and a book of grants of lands by the Trustees of the Town,, 
made about one hundred years ago. These have been re- 
served for a separate book and Huntington and Babylon- 
have a like interest in them. 

The liberality and unanimity with which the people of 
Huntington and Babylon have for several successive years 
voted appropriations for the printing of the Town Records,, 



Vill INTRODUCTION. 

is highly creditable to them, and with the publication of 
one more book, taking in the highway records, which will 
be the fourth volume, the work will be ended. 

This volume covers a period of nearly one hundred 
years. It takes in three wars ; the Revolution of 1776, the 
second war with Great Britain in 1812, and the war of the 
Rebellion in i860. The people performed their duty to 
the best of their ability in all these wars. During the first 
they were a subjugated people with an army of occupation 
quartered upon them too powerful to be overcome ; they 
suffered almost every kind of oppression known to war, 
and peace found them diminished in number and despoiled 
of much of their property, but nevertheless full of cour- 
age, hope and joy over their independence, the dawn of 
liberty and the birth of a new nation. The War of 18 12 
scarcely left any traces upon this Town. The events of 
the Rebellion of the Southern States are so recent as to 
be fresh in the minds of most living persons, and any ex- 
tended comment is not called for. The record has been 
made, has been put in print and will endure for ages to 
come. 

Charles R. Street. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



[PREPARING FOR WAR. THE MILITARY OR- 
GANIZATION OF THE WESTERN TOWNS 
IN SUFFOLK COUNTY.] 

[1775, Sept. 5.] 

At a meeting at Smithtown, Sept. 5. 1775, for nomina- 
ting Field Officers for the Western Reg. of Suffolk, present, 

From Huntington, John Sloss Hobart, Esq, Tho's 
Wickes, Esq. Dr Gilbert Potter, Capt Timothy Carll, 
Henry Scudder, Stephen Ketcham, Tho^ Brush Jr., John 
Squier, Eben'' Piatt. From Smithtown Tho's Tredwell, 
Esq, Jeffery Smith, Jacob Mills, Jonas Mills, Sam'l 
Phillips, Philetus Smith, Edmund Smith, Dan' Smith. 
From Brookhaven, &c W"" Smith, Tho's Fanning, Noah 
Hallock, W™ Brewster, Jona. Baker, John Woodhull, Jos. 
Brown Sam' Thompson, Danl. Roe, Nath' Roe, W'" Floyd 
was nominated Col. ; Dr Gilbert Potter, Lt. Col. ; Capt. 
Nathan Woodhull, 1'' Major; Edmund Smith, 2" Major; 
Philip Roe, Adj. ; John Roe, Jr. Q. M.; Col. Nath' Wood- 
hull, Brig. Gen. 

Sept. 5, 1775, Eben'' Miller was chosen Capt.; Caleb 
Woodhull, i"^ Lt. ; Jas. Davis, 2^ Lt. ; and David Davis, 
Ensign, of 2^ Company in Brookhaven, in presence of 



2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Tho' Helme, John Woodhull and Noah Hallock, Commit- 
tee men.* 

rO''f,FileNo.2Sd.) 



[1775. Sept. II.] 

Committee Chamber, Huntington, Sept. 11, 75. 
Officers of the i"^ three Militia Companies. 

1. John Wickes, Capt. ; Epenetus Conklin, i^*^ Lt. Jonah 
Wood, 2^ Lt. Ebenezer Prime Wood, Ensign. 

2. Jesse Brush, Capt.: Epenetus Conklin, i"*. Lt. ; 
Philip Conklin, 2'^ Lt. ; Jos. Titus, Ensign. 

3. Timothy Carll, Capt.; Gilbert Fleet, 1'' Lt. ; Joel 
Scudder, 2^' Lt. ; Nath' Buffet Jr, Ensign. 

4. The South part not yet elected officers. 
{"O," File No. 288) 

[*The Huntington Records, relating to the Revolutionary 
War, will perhaps be better understood by an occasional refer- 
ence to the most important events that had already occurred, 
or were transpiring in the country at large. At this time, 
more than a year had elapsed since the people of Boston had 
emptied 342 chests of British tea into Boston Harbor. The 
Continental Congress had been in session just one year ; had 
voted to raise 20,000 men and had chosen George Washington 
Commander-in-chief. Lord Chatham's conciliatory measures 
toward America had been rejected in Parliament the preced- 
ing February ; the battle of Lexington had been fought the 
19th of April of the same year. Ticonderoga and Crown Point 
had been captured by the rebels. Articles of confederation 
had been agreed upon. The 17th of May the battle of Bunker 
Hill had been fought and at the date of the above paper Col. 
Ethan Allen was making an attack on Montreal. Huntington 
had the previous June published to the world its Declaration 
of Rights.— C. R. S.] 

[fSuch of these papers as were printed in a work entitled 
Revolutionary Incidents of Suffolk and Kings Counties, by 
Henry Onderdonk, Jr., and the originals of which have in 
some cases been lost, are in this book designated by the letter 
O.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3 

[LETTER OF GILBERT POTTER TO JOHN SLOSS 

HOBART.] 

[1775, Dec. 10.] 

Huntington, Dec. lO, 75. 
Sir.— You will receive this by Major Brush, who is ap- 
pointed by the Committee to lay before the Congress, the 
state of the town as to their slackness in military prepara- 
tions, as also that we have great reason to believe all 
methods are used by our neighbors to make them indiffer- 
ent in this great contest. We not only beg your advice 
but assistance, for it is my opinion, if there is not a suffi- 
cient number of men immediately sent to effectually sub- 
due Queens Co. and to intimidate the people among us a 
great many from here will soon be in a little better condi- 
tion than the rebels of Queens Co., which we have great 
reason to believe is making interest with our slaves and 
other servants. I have exerted myself in my station but 
if nothing is done by your House, I must be obliged to 
desist ; but as to myself as an individual, I am determined 
to live and die free. 

I am sir, your most humble servant, 
Gilbert Potter. 
To John S. Hobart Esq. in Pro. Congress.* 
{File No. 287.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1776, May 7.] . 

At A Town Meeting held this f^ Day of May 1776 the 

[*Col. Nathaniel Woodhull and John Sloss Hobart were at 
this time delegates to the Continental Congress. Ebenezer 
Piatt, of Huntington, received of Congress one hundred 
pounds of powder, Sept. 14, 1775. — Holt's Jour. p. 146.] 



4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

following Persons Chosen Trustees : Israel Wood Presi- 
dent, Capt. Timothy Carll Samuel Oakley Stephen Kellcy 
Solomon Ketcham Gilbert fleet Timothy Conkling. 

Solomon Ketcham Town Clerk & Treasurer. 

Ezekiel Conkling chosen Constable & Collecter with 
surty. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Israel Wood Justic 
Williams. 

Commissioners Tho^ Wicks Esq. Stephen Kellcy & Sol- 
omon Ketcham. 

Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Israel Wood Stephen 
Kellcy Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Stephen Kellcy Solomon Ketcham. 

Surveyor Col. Conkling chosen. 

Chosen to take care of the Poor the ensuing 3'ear. Mr. 
Joseph Lewis Timothy Conkling. 

To take care of fires Col. Conkling Jesse Conkling 
Nath'* Oakley Capt. Elkanah Conkling, Abijah Ketcham,. 
Thos. Wickes, esq. John Buffet Joshua Ketcham Zeb. 
Ketcham Abel Wood George Norton Willmoth oakley 
Jacob Oaks. 

The hog act revised. 

Voted that the Gates at Crabmeadow should be kept 
shut the ensuing year. 

The same Day it was Voted that the Constable should 
set above and Timothy Conkling and Jesse Ketcham Be- 
low to see that good regulations be kept amongst the Boys 
& Negroes & if any be obstinate & will not submit to good 
order their Names shall be taken Down & Brought to the 
Authority. 

(Toivn Meetings, Vol. I, p. 326.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1776, May 30.] 

Return of Col. Smith's Regiment, May 30, 1^. 



Captains. 



J 



bf. 



c/} 



David Piersoii. . . 
Ezekiel Mulford. 

Zeph. Rogers 

Paul Reeve 

Jona Bailey 

Selah Strong 

Nath'l Piatt 

Thos. Wickes. . . . 

Total 



fc 



42 

40 

j3 

35 
27 

57 
42 

31 



Remarks. 



Complete in arms, 
do do 

do do 

do except bayonets, 
do except bayonets, 
want 15 guns and bay- 
nets complete, 
complete except i man 



i6|6 



18 I307 



2412418 

Drums, fifes, colors, all deficient.* 

{^'0", File No. 286.) 



r* In a letter dated June 24th, 1776, Wm. Smith, Chairnian of 
the Committee of Safety, states he has "no doubt the Conti- 
nent proposes to protect the Island ; that the malitia of Sut- 
folk County but little exceeds 2,000" ; and complains of the 
want of guns.— Om/erdo/ik, 24. The officers of the 2d Company 
of Col Josiah Smith's Regiment were as follows : Captain 
Nathaniel Piatt ; First Lieutenant, Samuel Smith ; Second 
Lieutenant, Henry Scudder ; Sergeants, John Stratton, John 
Carll, Jesse Bunce ; Corporals, James Hubbs, J. Mills, John 
Uan.—Onderdo/i/c, 28.— C. R. S.] 

[Note.— It appears by papers, File No. 269, that the first 
regiment of Suffolk County was organized as follows : Colonel, 
William Floyd ; Lieutenant, Col. Gilbert Potter ; Majors, Jef- 
frey Smith and Jesse Brush ; Adjutant, PhiHp Roe ; Quarter- 
master, John Roe. The following are the names of the Cap- 
tains of Comoanies and the number of men under each : Sam- 
uel Johnson, '117 : Ebenezer Miller, 71; Nathan Rose, 113; 
WiUiam Brewster, 82 ; Philetus Smith, 82 ; Joshua Rogers, 
114 : Epenetus Conklin, 99 ; Joel Scudder, 65 ; John Buffett, 
52; Piatt Vail, 59; Gilbert Carll, 56 ; Benajah Strong, 38 ; 
Daniel Rose, 76. Of these 26 were Lieutenants, 13 Ensigns, 
52 Sergeants, 52 Corporals, 13 Clerks, 13 Drummers, 13 Fifers. 
Total, 1024.— C. R. S.] 



6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[KING GEORGE III. BURNED IN EFFIGY.] 

[1776, July 23.] 

Huntington, July 23, 'j6. 
Yesterday the Freedom and Independence of the Thir- 
teen United Colonies was, with beat of drum proclaimed 
at the several places of parade, by reading the Declaration 
of the General Congress together with the Resolutions of 
our Provincial Convention thereupon : which were ap- 
proved and applauded by the animated shouts'- of the 
people who were present from all the distant quarters of 
this district. After which the flag which used to wave on 
Liberty-pole, having Liberty on one side, and George III. 
on the other, underwent a reform, i. e. the Union was cut 
off, and the letters George III were dscarded, being pub- 
licly ripped off : and then an effigy of the Personage, rep- 
resented by those letters, being hastily fabricated out of 
base materials, with its face like Dunmore's Virginia 
(negro) regiment its head adorned with a wooden crown 
and its head stuck full of feathers like Carleton and John- 
son's Savages, and its body wrapped in the Union, instead 
of a blanket or lobe of state, and lined \\\\\\ gunpowder, 
which the original seems to be fond of. The whole, to- 
gether with the letters above mentioned, was hung on a 
gallows, exploded and burnt to ashes. In the evening the 
Committee of this town, with a large number of the prin- 
cipal inhabitants sat around the genial board, and drank 

[* The successes of the American forces had been such as to 
inspire the people here with confidence. Gen. Howe's attack on 
Boston had been repulsed ; the subsequent attack of Gen. 
Clinton on Charleston had been a failure ; the Declaration of 
Independence of the Colonies had been proclaimed on the 4th 
of this month and read to 20,000 militia in New York and the 
city had celebrated the event by overthrowing the statue of 
George III. Huntington was wild with joy and excitement 
but their happiness was soon nipped in the bud. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. / 

13 patriotic toasts, among which were, The free and inde 
pendent States of America ; The General Congress ; The 
Convention of the 13 States Our principal military Com- 
manders, and success and enlargement to the American 
Navy. Nor was the memory of our Late brave heroes, 
who have gloriously lost their lives in the cause of Liberty 
and their Country forgotten. — Holfs N. V. Journal. 
C'O", File No. 285) 



[LETTER OF COL. POTTER TO GEN. WOOD. 

HULL. ARRIVAL OF BRITISH VESSELS* 

ON THE COAST.] 

[1776, Aug. 26.] 

Huntington, Aug. 26, y6. 
I had not arrived at my house from Jamaica half an 
hour, before I received information by express from Capt. 
Thompson of Brookhaven, that two ships, one brig and 
three tenders had landed a number of regular troops 
between Old Man's and Wading Rivers, who at one 
o'clock were shooting cattle. Major Smith has ordered 
the detachment designed for your party to the eastward, 
and as our men are gone and the wind fresh to the east- 
ward, I well know they cannot lay there. I expect them 
in our bay before morning, the only harbor in the Sound. 

[* Lord Howe's plan for the capture of Long Island was 
evidently well considered. It was to land his army at Brook- 
lyn and at the same time make a feint of landing troops at the 
East end of the Island, and further west at Huntington, there- 
by intimidating the people at the East so that it would be dif- 
ficult to induce the militia to leave their homes and families 
behind to the mercy of the invader, in order to meet the enemy 
at Brooklyn.— C. R. S.] 



8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

I have not ordered any men from here as yet, but am 
mustering them to make as good opposition as possible. 
We must have help here, every thing possible for me shall 
be done. I think Gen. Washington should be acquainted. 
Our women are in great tumult. 

In great haste, yours. 
Gilbert Potter.* 
To Brig. Gen. WoodhuU.f 
("0"', p. 31, File No. 284.) 



[JUDGE HOBART AND JAMES TOWNSEND TO 
THE CONVENTION.] 

[1776, Aug. 30.] 

Huntington, Aug. 30. 
To our unspeakable mortification we found, when we 

[* Dr. Gilbert Potter was born in Huntington, January 8th, 
1725, and was the son of Nathaniel Potter, who came from 
Rhode Island. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel 
Williams. In 1756 he was a Captain in the French War, and 
was at Ticonderoga. Returning to Huntington at the end of 
the war, he practiced medicine here until the outbreak of the 
Revolution. After the capture of Long Island he refused to 
take the oath of allegiance, and went into the Continental 
Army. After the war he returned and practiced his profession 
until his death in 1786. His son Nathaniel was long an hon- 
ored citizen of Huntington and died here in 1841, leaving lega- 
cies to the Huntington Academy and to the Presbyterian 
Church.— C. R. S.] 

[t Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull's ancestors were from North- 
amptonshire, England, where Richard was born, 1620, and the 
latter came to America in 1648 and settled on Long Island, and 
had children, Richard, Nathaniel add Deborah. Subsequently 
the family is found at Setauket, Smithtown and in this town. 
Gen. Nathaniel WoodhuU had experience as an officer in the 
French War, and was very prominent as a patriot at the open- 
ing of the Revolution. His untimely death cast a shadow over 
the cause he so nobly advocated. When taken prisoner he was 
commanded to say, "God save the King." His response was, 
"God save us all" : and this so enraged his captors that they 
inflicted mortal wounds upon him with their swords. — C. R. S.J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 9 

arrived in Oueens Co. that the militia had dispersed, and 
Gen WoodhuU had fallen into the hands o the eneny^ 
?Ve hen proceeded with all dispatch to th.s t-vn a. e 
onlv Dlace where we could have any prospect of makui 
an effectual stand, as the enemy were in full possession of 
the western parts of Queens Co., as far - J---^-^ *: 
Disaffected from the east are gone nr to them We ha^e 
ordered the militia of Suffolk to rendezvous he. e and 
w'itt^n to Col. Mulford of E. Hamton to come up and aU 
command, and have borrowed £r-0 from the Treasu.er 

''^A^,^°:^ -Our express not bemg able to cross to Sand's 
Point°has returned. A. no. of militia of this town are now 
rX .tL, but they complain their officers have left therm 

We have exerted ourselves to recover the people from the 
consternation into which they were thrown b)' he Pre- 
cipitate retreat of Woodhuirs party. A par y of King s 
Co horse have crossed the Sound from this place, leaving 
their horses to follow in the next boat. We stopped he 
horses and sent for the men back We purpose after the 
party who were with Gen. WoodhuU are rallied, to form 
[he rest into companies. As to field officers we sha 1 be 
at a loss as Col. Floyd is at Congress, Lt^ Co Potter s 
gone off I" Major Smith resigned: 2d Major Brush is 
with us and begins to be in spirits."* 

("0," p. 42, File No. 283^) 

TFfl^rC^ention had, Aug.^l^rdered Gen. Nathaniel 
wLdhulurmLch without defay one-half the VVes tern Reg.- 

rraL^;«°ii^r/rf,raV?gin?: £:::^A^^ ««„. 

^°o?dhuuLd Co.. Potter, of Huntington both arrived in Ja- 
rmeTtV'onJ^rnlln^tr'M^r'josiah Sinith had in t^^ 

sr G^ Ht:^e :;s'':ri:uTHoV w^thVdtl^^^^^^ 

force of 24,000 men. Washington collected -,000 raw recruas 
under Generals Greene and Putnam, ,n New ^^ork Cty, Howe 
landed 10,000 men and 40 pieces of cannon at Brooklyn, au 



10 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE MILITIA DISBAND.] 

[1776, Aug. 30.] 

Narrative of the proceedings of the officers and men of 
part of ist Reg. of Suffolk Co., Aug 30 at Brookhaven and 
Smithtown, by Eben'r Dayton, Q. M. 

Aug. 29 Maj. Jeffery Smith sent orders to Adjutant 
Philip Roe, to order the 4 companies in Brookhaven to 
march immediately to Piatt Carll's in Huntington. He 
did so, and there appeared a high spirit among the men. 

By the middle of next day 3 companies arrived to Epe- 
netus Smith's, Smithtown, and the other, Capt. Mch. 
Roe's, was coming up. It was reported at Smith's that 
the Mayor was gone to Huntington to see Messrs. Hobart 
and Townsend, and desired the companies to wait till his 
return, which was not till dark, Meanwhile the militia 
were uneasy and eager to march to Hempstead Plains to 
bring off the stock and make a stand in the woods E. of 
the Plains. At dusk the Major returned and called the 
officers into a room, and told them he thought, "it dan- 
gerous to march farther West, as their forces would not 
be sufficient to oppose the enemy and he very much gave 
up the Island ; they must fall in the enemy's hands, it 
would not be good policy to incense a cruel enemy by being 
taken in arms ; if they remained quietly at home, they 
would fare better and that he should resign his commission 
Col. Potter was gone off and left him alone, and Maj. 
Brush had judged it unsafe to proceed aganst the enemy, 

gust 226., and moved up the Island in three divisions. A con- 
flict took place August 27th, at Flatbush. The American loss 
was 500 killed and wounded and 1,100 prisoners. Washington 
retreated to New York City the 2Sth. Gen. WoodhuU was 
mortally wounded by a rufifian near Jamaica, August 28th, and 
his men dispersed. Judge Hobart and James Townsend were 
sent to Woodhull's rescue, but hearing of his capture, moved 
on to Huntington and first informed the people of the disaster 
that had befallen the American forces at the west. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



11 



unless reinforced Capt. Thompson said he would give 
orders for his company to return home nnmediatey 
Major S. said he would give no orders as he designed to 
decline his commission (but advised them to wait tiU they 
could have orders from Hobart and Townsend) ; where- 
upon the milita repaired to their homes. 
[" 0" , p. ^^, File No. 2S±) 

rTHE TWO HUNTINGTON COMPANIES WHO 
WERE IN COL. JOSIAH SMITH'S REGIMENT.] 

[1776, • ] . r 

Returns of Capt. John Wickes Company Huntington for 
serving in Col. Josiah Smiths Regiment from July 29 to 
Aug. 31—1776 



John Wickes Capt. 
Thomas Brush 1=*^ Lieut 
Nathaniel Whitman 2'^ Lieut 
Jesse Ketcham Serg* 
Timothy Sammis " 
Samuel Vail " 

Nathaniel Rusco Corporal 
Ezra Conkling 
Stephen Kellcy 
John Williams Drummer 
John Bennett Filer 
W"" Sammis — Privates 
Samuel Nostran 

Robert Brush 

Jonas Sammis 

Tho. Conkling 

Joseph Wood 

Benj. Denton 

PhiUip Sammis 

James Brush 

Ebenezer Sammis 

Gilbert Brush 

Joseph Conkling 

Jesse Smith 



Alexander Bryant 
Josiah Smith 
Joseph Ireland 
George Everit 
Nathaniel Allen 
Isaiah Jarvis 
Peleg Smith 
Nathaniel Udale 
Jonas Higbee 
Nathaniel Jarvis 
Joseph Jarvis 
Caleb Rogers 
Samuel Wickes 
Stephen Stratton 
Obadiah Kellum 
John M'Gear 
Piatt Sammis 
David Ruland 
Nathaniel Sammis 
Eliphelet Chichester 
Samuel Hart 
Enas Bishop 
1 Jesse Willmot 



12 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



A List of Capt. Platts Company under Command of Jo- 
siah Smith Col.* 



Nathaniel Piatt, Capt. 
Samuel Smith r^ Lieut. 
Henry Scudder 2'' Lieut 
John Stratton i'' Sargent 
John Carll 2'^ 
Jesse Bunce 3*^ " 
James Hubbs i'*^ Corperall 
Jedediah Mills 2'' 
John Hart 3*^ 

W"! Newman, Drummer 

Privates 
Thomas More 
Nathaniel Taylor 
Daniel Smith 
Epenetus Wood 
Israll Mills 
Nathaniel Smith 
Nathaniel Sammis 
Nehemiah Brush 
W" Mills 
Mathew Smith 
Job Smith 
David Smith 
Henry Shaddain 
Tho. Wheeler 
Silas Biggs 
Floyd Smith 
James Hubble 
Moses Soper 
Jesse Bryan 

{File No. 224.) 



Hezekiah Smith 
Nathan Smith 
Phillip Bayley 
W^ Gates 
Jonas Wood 
James Smith 
Seth Jarvis 
John Bayley 
John Gildersleve 
Isaac Haff 
Jesse Weeks 
James Abbet 
wSimon Oakes 
James Haff 
Scudd Carll 
Josah Wickes 
Lemuel Rose 
Alexander Fleet 
Lake Ruland 
Mathew Beale 
W"^ Taylor 
W"^ Snialling 
Nehemiah Hart 
James Grifhs 
George Beale 
John West 
Joseph Scidmore 
Eliphelet Hill 
Reuben Arthur 
David Monroe 



[* These lists are of great value in showing who actually took 
up arms in the patriot cause at Huntington, and though it does 
not include all, it probably embraces the most of them. These 
two companies are shown to have been with Col. Josiah Smith's 
regiment at the Battle of Brooklyn. Many of them returned 
after the battle and others enlisted in the Continental Army. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUXTIXGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 5 

[GEN. ERSKTNE'S PROCLAMATION COMMAND- 
ING SURRENDER OF THE REBELS.] 

[1776, Aug.] 

To the Inhabitants of Suffolk County: 

His Excellency Gen. Howe having appointed me C6m- 
manding officer for the eastern part of this Island, I do 
hereby strictly enjoin and order all persons whatsoever in 
your County of Sufft)lk, upon your peril, to use your 
utmost effort to preserve the peace of said county ; that 
all Committee-men and others acting under the authority 
of the Rebels, immediately do cease and remain at their 
respective homes, that every man in arms lay them down 
forthwith and surrender themselves on pain of being 
treated as rebels ; and I hereby exhort all persons to be 
aiding and assisting His Majesty's Forces by furnishing 
them with whatever lays in their power. In pailicular 
that they bring in their cattle (except milch cows and 
calves) for their supply, and their wagons and horses for 
transporting their baggage, &c. — for all which they shall 
be fully paid, His Majesty having sent his army, not for 
the oppression but for the protection of the inhabitants : 

But I must also signify that unless they show a dutiful 
submission in all respects and an immediate compliance 
with these orders respecting the cattle and wagons I 
shall be under the necessity of marching the forces under 
my command without delay into the county, and lay waste 
the property of the disobedient, as persons unworthy His 
Majesty's clemency. 

Will Erskine, Brig"" Gen^ 

Head-Quarters in Queens County, Aug. 29, 1776. 

{"0",p.U, File No. 281.) 



14 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[GEN. DELANCEY'S PROCLAMATION FROM 
JAMAICA.] 

[1776, Sept. I.] 

Jamaica, Sep. i, 'j^ 
Sir : — I am ordered by his Ex. the Hon. Wm. Howe, 
Gen' and commander-in-chief of all his Majesty's forces in 
N. A., from Nova Scotia to the Floridas, on the application 
of the County of Suffolk, by Nath^ Woodhull and Sam' 
Philips, who have signified to him that the mhabitants of 
said Co. are desirous to lay down their arms and again 
become loyal and obedient subjects; that for the peace 
and Ease and security of the mhabitants, he is willmg to 
accept of their submission and promise them protection, 
on the King's Colonels, or other inferiors of Militia, re- 
spectively causing the men through the county to lay 
down their arms, take the oath of allegiance, and sign the 
said roll of submission, disclaiming and rejecting the 
orders of Congress and Committees and totally refusmg 
obedience to them, and to obey the legal authority of 
Gov^ ; and in all places of worship in future to pray for the 
King and royal family, as was used before the present un- 
provoked I'ebellion. 

Oliver Delancey, 
Major Gen' of the Militia in the Southern 
District of the Colony of N. Y 
To Col. Conklin. 

("0,"p. 45, i^iZeJVo. 280.; 



tCOL. DELANCEY ARRIVES IN HUNTINGTON 
AND ISSUES HIS PROCLAMATION.] 

[1776, Sept. 2.] 

Huntington, Sep. 2, -jd. 
Sir : — You are hereby directed to give orders to all the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 5 

King's Capts., or next commanding officers of Militia, in 
the 3d Bat. of Suffolk Co., to call their several companies 
together, at the usual places immediately, and to order 
those that have taken up arms against the King, to lay 
them clown and take the oath of allegiance to the King, 
and sign a roll of submission, disclaiming and rejecting the 
orders of Congress or Committees ; and to obey the legal 
authority of Goverment. This is by order of Gen. Howe. 

O. Delancey. 

I have inclosed a true copy of the writing sent me by 
Gen. Howe. 

To Col. Phineas Fanning. 
("0,"p. 46, File No. 279.) 



[MEN ORDERED TO BE ENLISTED IN THE 
KING'S SERVICE.] 

[1776, Sept. 5.] 

Jamaica, Queens Co., ) 
Sept. 5, 1776. f 
His Ex. the Hon. Wm. Howe, Gen. and commander-in- 
chief of all His Majestys forces within the Colonies lying 
on the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to West Florida, 
inclusive, &c, having authorized me to raise a Brigade of 
Provincials solely for the defence of this Island to re-es- 
tablish order and gov* within the same : to apprehend, to 
drive all concealed rebels from among His Majestys well- 
affected subjects, and other essential purposes ; I do here- 
by for the encouragement of enlisting men in the county 
of Suffolk, give notice, that upon any persons of good 

[Note. — Sept. 2, 1776, Israel Wood, President of the Trus- 
tees of Huntington, writes to Col. Livingston to disperse his 
army or the Regulars will be on him ; the people are in a dole- 
ful situation, having received the proclamation, and sent in 
their resignations yesterday. Smith town did the same. — Onder- 
donk's J?. /., p. 46. — C. R. S.] 



l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

recommended characters, raising a company of 70 men, 
they shall have commissions for one Capt., one Lt., and 
one Ensign, and shall be paid and subsisted as the officers 
and soldiers are in the British pay ; and it is hoped the 
inhabitants of the county will cheerfully raise the men 
wanted for the service, as it will prevent the disagreeable 
business of detaching them which I shall be under the 
necessity of doing if the companies cannot be raised with- 
out. 

Given under my hand, the date above 

Oliver Delancey, Brig. Gen'. 
("0,"p. 47, i^iZe^A'o. 278.) 



[ALL FAX CATTLE AND SHEEP TAKEN.] 

[1776, Sept. 5.] 

Jamaica, Queens Co., 
Sept. 5. ^6. 

I am ordei-ed by His Ex. Gen. Howe to write to you, 
and order all the fat cattle and sheep in Suffolk Co. to be 
immediately driven down to Jamaica, where proper per- 
sons will be appointed to ascertain the weight of them ; 
give certificates of the value of them that the owners may 
be paid ; keeping a distinct account of those cattle, &c. 
that belong to the people who are in actual rebellion, 
whose cattle must be forced down for the refreshment of 
the King's Troops. This order must be speedily obeyed, 
or the county will other wise feel the resentment of the 
King's Troops. Reserving only as many cattle as is nec- 
essary for their own subsistence. 

Given under my hand, the above date. 

Oliver Delancey, Brig. Gen.* 
{"O," p. 4:7, File No. 277.) 

[* A distinction is here made between loyal and disloyal own- 
ers. The cattle and sheep of rebels were to be taken without 
compensation ; the loyal were promised pay, but afterwards, 
as a general rule, such compensation was denied. — C. R. S.j 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 17 

[1776, Sept. 27.] 

N. Y. Sep. 27. yd. 
Sir. — You are to desire the Justices of the Peace to 
summon the farmers of their Districts to attend at some 
central place, to demand of each, what grain and straw he 
can spare — as to hay we must have the whole, for which 
you'll give them proper Certificates to me to pay them by. 
The whole of the grain and forage of Rebels in arms is to 
be seized for the King's use. All persons removed off are 
to be deemed Rebels, and dealt with accordingly 1 

John Morrison 



To Mr E. Punderson. 
("0,"p. 55, i^^iieiVo. 276.) 



Comissary of Forage- 



[1776, Sept.] 

1776 To 4 Days Carting Wood for Gen" Delanceys 2^ 
& third Batt" at I2p the Day 

1776 Sept. To Carting Gen'' Tryons Baggage from 
Huntington to Jamaica with an Ox team Gone 4 Days at 
16 pr Day. 2 

John Jarvis. 
{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 35.) 

[iNoTE. — At a Council of War held by American officers, 
September 1 2th, it was decided to retreat from the City of 
New York. Some of the soldiers from Huntington joined 
Washington's army and others returned to their homes, but a 
full list of their names cannot be obtained. — C. R. S.] 

[2 Note. — Although nothingappears in the Huntington Town 
Records concerning the transaction, it is of interest to note 
that it was on the 22d day of this September that Capt. Nathan 
Hale was executed in New York City as a spy. Hale was sent 
from Connecticut into the British lines by Gen. Washington, 
crossed L. I. Sound to Huntington, made his way to Brooklyn, 



I8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1776, Oct I.] 

In pursuance of his Excellency the Commander-in-Chiefs 
orders to me, you are hereby directed to take into your 
■custody all the grain, forage and creatures you can find on 
L. I. being the property of persons in actual rebellion or 
who have deserted their habitations, and put themselves 
under the protection of the rebels taking an exact accoimt 
of what is so seized : and report frequently to John Mor- 
rison respecting grain and forage, and to Jas. Christie, re^ 
specting creatures. In execution of this duty you are to 
employ such persons as you think proper, who will apply 
to His Majesty's Justices of the Peace to impress boats, 
wagons, horses, drivers, mills, barns and what other con- 
veniences you may require for the benefit of His Majesty's 
services : and all officers civil and military, are hereby re- 
quired to give you their aid. For doing all which this 
shall be a sufficient warrant. 

Oct. I. 1776. 

Dan'l Chamier, Com. Gen. 
{"0," p. b5, File No. lis) 



[1776, Oct. 2.] 

Jamaica Oct. 2. 1776. 
To John Hewlett, Esq., L. I. 

You are to use your utmost endeavors to bring me cat- 

and having acquired the information desired, returned to Hun- 
tington ; remained over night at the home of a friend, William 
Johnson, on East Neck. The next day he ventured down to a 
public inn kept by " Mother Chid," (Chichester) at a place 
called "The Cedars," at the head of Huntington Bay, near 
where Titus Conklin now lives, intending to cross to Connec- 
ticut in a boat. Seeing a boat approach he took it for the one 
expected, but he was mistaken, as it came from a British vessel 
and was manned by British sailors. His true character was 
revealed by a Loyalist at the inn and he was taken prisoner, 
hastened to the City of New York, and hung as a spy. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I9 

tie and sheep for the army ; when delivered a receipt will 
be given, to be paid at a certain time and place. If any 
butcher or others interfere with you under pretence of 
bringing them to me, without a w^ritten order from me, 
seize their cattle, put a fair value on them and drive them 
to me and the owners shall be paid ; also seize all sheep 
and cattle of rebels who have left their habitations, and 
employ proper people to assist you. For doing whereof 
this shall be your warrant. 

J AS. Christie, Com. for cattle and sheep. 
("0,"p. 56, File No. 274) 



[1776, Oct. 4.] 

To Mr. Ezekiel Conkling Constable of Huntington you 
are hereby requested to Notify Mr Joseph Burch and Mr 
Isaac Scidmore to remove their respective Vessells to the 
Dock ni Huntington Harbour by the Morning Tide 

Given at Huntington the 4"' October 1776. 
Saml. Birch L. Col. 
{War Claims, Vol. I, j). 89, and File No. 155.) 



[1776, Oct. 17.] 

October 17"' 1776 
Cor William Sherif Qr. mater general Better 
for carrying one hundred & sixty casks of oil £ 
from huntington to New York 48 o o 

for earring to New York 20 hogshead of mo- 
lasses* 800 
Entered 

(War Claims, Vol I, p. 20.) 

[* The hogsheads of oil and molasses were taken from the 
owners here and carried to New York City in the vessels re- 
ferred to in the previous paper. — C. R. S.] 



20 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE 
RECANTS.] 

[1776, Oct. 21.] 

Huntington, Oct. 21, 1776. 
The Committee of Huntington, being thoroughly con- 
vinced of the injurious and inimical tendency of our former 
meetings and resolutions and willing to manifest our hearty 
disapprobation of all such illegal measurs, do hereby dis- 
solve this committee, and as far as in us lies revoke and 
disannul all former orders and resolutions of all committees 
and Congresses whatsoever, as being undutiful to our 
lawful Sovereign repugnant to the principles of the British 
Constitution & runious in the extreme, to the happiness 
and prosperity of this country. 
{"0," p. 60, File No. 273.) 



[1776, Nov. 9.] 

Received at Huntington on Long Island the 9th of 
November 1776 One Waggon Load of sheet Oats for the 
use of the Queens light Dragoons^ supply d by Stephen 
Ketcham. 

W. H. Talbot Lt. 

Queens L. 

{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 76) 

[Note. — Similar declarations were made, signed and deliv- 
ered to Gov. Tryon early in November by the committees in 
all the other towns in Suffolk County and by the County 
Committee of Suffolk. They were concessions forced from a 
conquered people. They must do this or their families would 
be driven from their homes at the beginningof winter. — C. R. S.] 

[* The first British force that arrived in Huntington was the 
Queens 17th Light Dragoons. They arrived here Sept. i, only 
six days after the battle of Brooklyn, and they are said to 
have first camped about where the Huntington House is now 
located.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



21 



[1776. ^ 

I Zophar Piatt one of his Majestys Justices of the peace 

for the County of Suffolk do Certify that —- of the 

^_2_____________ is duly Inlisted in the Company to 

be commanded by Thomas Conkling in his Majestys Ser^ 
vice under the Command of Brig Gen^ Delancy that I 
IdminTste'd to him the oath of Fidelity; and that he 
Acknowledged that the Clause against Mumty and deser- 
tion had been read to him. 

anted the — ^ day of ■ 1776- 

A true Copy of the Oath Administred to Each man m 
Capt. Thomas Conklings Company * 
{File No. 154.) 



£ s. d. 

71 5 6 

I o o 

61 6 4 

o o 



[1776 ] 

The deed of meadow on Horse Neck Beach 
sold to Thomas Brush Jur. for 

I at the Round Hole to Joseph Gonklm 
I Below please^ land to Stephen Kelcy 
The Thatch in the East Neck to Reuben 
Johnson & Thomas Scudder for _4^ 

173 II 10 
Jesse Sammis I piece round hole Beach ^^ ^ 

Money all to be paid May i, i77o- 

A Deed from Zophar platt Jr. to Philip Smith one acre 
more or less East by highway South by sam money West 
by Silas mone>^jlorth^)^ZopharUie£i^ 



22 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

A deed from Zoph. Piatt to Silas Money for 5 A. more 
or less Bounded North by Silas & Thos, totten East by 
Zoph. & Philip, South by Sam Money west by middle 
ditch sum ;^2o. 
{File No. 188.) 



[1777 Jan. 12.] 

This is to Certify that Nathaniel Harrison has been em- 
ployed with his waggon and horse 6 days in carting Bag- 
gage from huntington to Narrows for the use of my Com- 
pany Given Under my hand this 12th January 1777. 

Edw'd Allison Capt. 
in 3"^ B. G. Delancys Brigade. 



[1777, March 8.] 

* •jt * * * * ^ wagon Two Horses & a Driver 
belonging to Nathaniel Harrison was Eleven days em- 
ployed in carting provisions & wood for the use of the 
Detachment at this Port. Huntington 8"' March, 1777. 

Edward Potts Q. M. 2 Batt. 

Genl. DeLelancys Brigs. 
{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 75.) 



[1777, Apr. 4.] 

This is to certify that a Wagon Two Horses & a Driver 

belonging to Sam' Lewis has been five days employed in 

Transporting the Cloathing of Gen' DeLancey Brig, to 

Huntington April 4, 1777. 

Edw'd Potts Q. M. 

2°'' Batt". 
( War Claims, Vol. I, p. 33.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$ 

This is to Certify that a wagon Two Horses & a driver 
bekn'ing to Selah Samens has been employed F.ve days 
in Transporting the Cloathing of Gen' DeLancy s Bng. to 
Huntington April 4, ^7-^^^^^,^ ^^^^^ g_ M. 2. Batt. 
{War Claims, Vol. I,P- 71.) 

This is to certify that a wagon Two Horses and a driv- 
er be on^ing to Dan- Smith has been Five days Employed 
in Transporting the Cloath.ng of Gen' DeLancy Bng. 
To Huntington April 4, i/T^-^^,^ ^^^^^ ^ ^^ ,j Batt. 
{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 65.) 

[TOWN MEETING.*] 

[1777, May 6.] 
At a Town Meeting held this 6- Day of May i777 the 
following Persons chosen^^^^ 

-.^p--crars^^'-.-p.5 £i^^ 

battle of White Plams ^ad taken place tnep 

srxVo'n ;rrn^r„g&TtLtrd b„"ig .s .ow„s. 

I«I,will be noticed that during the P<=™d "^ Ae Revolu- 
fionarv War the record of proceedings at town meetings 
scarcely ever makes any reference to n-.duary events.-C. R. S.l 



24 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Trustees, Israel Wood President Capt. Timothy Carll 
Samuel Oakley Stephen Kelcey Solomon Ketcham Gilbert 
fleet Timothy Conkling. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk arid Treasurer, 

Ezekiel Conkling chosen Constable and CoUecter. 

To take care of Intested Estates Israel Wood Jonas 
Williams Esq. 

Commssioneis John Brush Stephen Kellcy Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Israel wood Stephen 
Kellcy Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors John Brush Stephen Kellcy. 

John Brush chosen supervisor. 

Chosen Overseer of the Poor Joseph Lewis Timothy 
Conkling. 

To take care of fires Col. Conkling Jesse Conkling Nath 
Oakley and nine others. 

Chosen fence viewers Henry Sammis Capt. Wickes 
and twelve others. 

Overseers of highways Eliphelett Stratton and thirty 
others. 

Voted that the Gates at Crab meadow should be kept 
shut the ensuing year. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 327.). 



[1777, May 7.] 

This Indenture Witnesseth that Timothy Conkling & 
Joseph Lewis Church wardens and overseers of the Town 
of Huntington hath put & bound Samuel Hand a child 
about five years old who has become Chargable to said 
Town, and by these presents doth bind & put him an 
apprintice to Sarah Bunce of the same place to serve Hur 
from the day of the Date hereof for and during the term 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$ 

of Eleven years thence Next ensuing during all which 
term the said an apprintice faithfully shall serve and that 
Honestly and obediently in all things as a good and faith 
apprintice ought to do, and the said Sarah Bunce dunng 
sai^ Term shall find & provide for said apprintice sufficient 
Meet drink apparel washing & Lodging and at the Expira- 
tion of said Term the said Sarah Bunce is to give said 
apprintice sufficient Cloths to go to a trade as is Customary 

for such an apprintice. , , ., .u • i 

And for the True performance hereof both the said 
parties bind them selves firmly unto each other by these 
presents In Witness whereof they have here unto inter- 
chano-ably sett their hand and seals, Dated the seventh Day 
of May in the seventeen yeare of his Majestes Reign Anno 

Domini 1777 

Sealed & Delivered Sarah BuNCE [Seal] 

in the Presence of Timothy Conkling [Seal] 

Israel Wood Joseph Lewis [Seal] 

Henery Smith* 
{File No. 156.) 



[1777, May 28.] 

May 28. 1777. Col. Smith and Rev. Mr. Hart were 
brought to the Provost were Hart fell sick and lay at 
death's door. Col. Ethan Allen kneeled down and made 
so fervent a prayer by his side, and otherwise cheered him 
up that he recovered and was admitted on parole in New 
York City, Oct. 25. 

("0," p. 65, File No. 272.) ^ 

H'i^rhiT^^^^iTTs'pri^U^ as a specimen oTr^^I^^^^rouT^similar 
inLIture^ortracts^and throws sUe light on the customs of 

the times. — C. R. S.] 

CNoTE.-The stars and stripes were adopted by Congress as 
the patriot flag, June 14th of this year.— C. K. b.J 



26 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1777, July II.] 

Huntington July 11*^ 1777. 

A List of the Millitia which were Ordered On Duty by 
John Harris Coll. Cruger of ist Battallion in Gen. Del- 
lancy Belonging to Capt Conklings Comp 

Timothy vSammis, Elexander Denton, Simion Crosman^ 
John Morgan, Zebulon Titus, Thomas Conkling, John 
Williams, Es'ra Conkling, Sollomon Ketcham, Henry Sam- 
mis, Stephen Whitman, Samuel Conkling, Jacob Titus, 
Amos Piatt, Jonas Kelcv, Elexander Sammis with i Wag- 
gon & Horses, William Jeams, David Conkling, Philip 
Sammis, Jacob Ketcham, Elexander Rogers, Isaac Wood,, 
Jacob Brush, Obediah Piatt, William Sammis with i 
Waggon & Horses Joseph Sammis, David Kellcy, Salva- 
nus Weight, Henry Titus, Jesse Brush. 
{File No. 151.) 



[1777. July 16.] 

Huntington July y^ 16''' 1777. 

A List of the Militia belonging to Capt. Cornelius Com- 
pany which were Ordered On Duty by Coll. I W Cruger 
in first Bat'. 

Nathaniel Brush, Timothy Conkling, Annanias Conk- 
ling, Benjamin Gould, Nathaniel Williams, John Squires, 
Jeremiah Wood, John Heaviland, Jonas Sammis, Jesse 
Sammis, Jacob Rorgers, Israel Titus Abiel Titus Richard 
Smith ISIoIbah Burtice Zophar Ketcham Zophar Brush 
Jacobmiah Brush Richard Valentine Isaac Whitman Jesse 
Whitman Samuel Nostran Thomas Conkling, Eliphilet 
Brush John Sammis. 
{File No. 150.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/ 

I1777, Oct. 13.] 

October ye 13th 1777. 

Capt. Cornelius Conkling, Philip Sammis David Sam- 
mis Timothy Sammis William Jeams Elexander Denton 
Isaac Whitman Israel Titus Benj. * * Stephen 
* " John Morgan Elexander Lewis Joseph Sammis 
Tacob Brush Benj, Gould Annanias Conkling Jacob 
Ketcham Jesse Whitman Silas Sammis Henry Sammis 
Jonas Sammis Salvenus Chichester Amos Piatt Alexander 
Rorgers Alexander Sammis Stephen Brush John Williams 
Jesse Weecks Hobart Co * * g with i pair Oxen 
Thomas Allen John Ketcham With a pair Oxen John 
Weaviland Richard Vallentine Jonas Kelcey John Squires^ 
{File No. 149.) 



[1777, Dec. 28.] 

december the 28 day ye 1777. 

Paid for my taking to go in to the King servis 
this was to git him Clear again . . .800 

for 8 Sheap stold 1 1 o o 

for 5 hogs stold 1300 

for Carting for the serves . ... 500 

for working upon forts 600 

Stold by the Reforgee money & goods . 13 10 o 

for timber ...... 19 o o 

taking by a tore and Reforgees and Put in 

gail and this is the charg for falce inpresment 80 o o 

150 10 o 
Silas Sammis. 

{File No. 152 ) 



28 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



The Number of the People 
Conklings Destrict 

Nathaniel Williams 

Salvanus Chichester 

David Kelly 

Sarah Haff 

Phebe Magce 

Jonas Piatt 

Titus Bennett 

Thomas Conkling Sen'' 

Thomas Conkling Jun"" 

Jeremiah Wood Sen"" 

Israel Ketcham 

Thomas Sands 

Jonas Williams 

Stephen Ketcham 

Ezekiel Brush . 

The Widow Ruth Gold 

John Denton 

Silas Sammis 

Cornelius Conkling . 

Annias Conkling 

Hubbard Conkling . . 

William Davis 

The Widow Charity Rock 

Joseph Sammis 

John Sammis 

M" Potter 

Timothy Sammis 

David Conkling 

Abraham Chichester 

Abigal Smith 

John Roberts 

Capt John Squires 

John Brush 



and the Grain in Capt. 



Souls. 


wheat. 


Rye. 


Corn. 


flour 


i8 


i6 





12 





• 7 


I 


6 


6 





6 


2 











. 2 














3 


o 











. 8 


3 


10 








6 


I 











. 2 





3 


I 





lO 


6 


8 


2 





22 


26 


20 


14 





5 


3 


4 


5 





. 6 





8 


2 





II 


6 


10 








• 9 


14 


4 


10 





6 


I 





4 





• 3 


I 


2 


4 





4 


2 





2 





• 9 


I 


14 


4 





2 


4 





-7 





• 9 


3 


4 


2 





9 


10 


4 


10 





• 5 














4 














. 7 


4 





4 





4 


3 


I 


I 





. 6 


4 


I 


2 





II 


3 


2 


4 





. lO 


7 


5 


6 





2 


I 


3 








• 3 


2 











2 


1 
2 





5 





. lO 


14 


10 


8 





i6 


4 


14 









HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



29 







Souls. 


wheat. 


Rye. 


Corn- 


flour. 


Alexandras Denton 




• 7 


2 





5 





Ebenezer Gould 


. 


8 


2 


10 


4 





Solomon Ketcham 


• 


. • 15 










Ezekiel Conkling- 


. 


7 


9 


I 


5 





Timoth)' Conkling- 




. 10 


30 


10 


10 







281 


188 


156 


134 




Souls. 


Wheat. 


Rye. 


Corn. 








281 . 


188 


156 


134 








117 


035 


035 


076 








179 


113 


169 


160 








119 


119 


021 


083 








696 


455 


381 


453* 




. {File No. 153.) 














[1778, Jan. 5.] 










• 





Huntington Jan. the s'*" 1778 
Sirs. — I take this oppertunity to warn & Desire you 
once more to meet me & the other Trustees on Saturday 
the 10'^ of this Instant at the house of Joseph Lewis at one 
O'clock in the afternoon to settle the Town rate we have 
met twice & could do nothing- for want of you and in case 
you do not I shall Immediately Return your Names to 
General Delancey. 

Israel Wood, P D*^ 
{File No. 236.) 

[*Captains of companies were required to make returns of 
the number of inhabitants, and the quantity of grain within 
their several districts. These Hsts are of some value now, in 
showing the names of inhabitants and their property, during 
the war. — C. R. S.] 



30 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1778, May 5th.] 

At a Town Meeting held this 5"' Day of May 1778 the 
following- Persons chosen 

Trustees — Israel Wood President, Capt Timothy Carll, 
Samuel Oakley Stephen Kellcy Timothy Conkling Gilbert 
fleet Solomon Ketcham. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

Ezekiel Conkling chosen Constable and Collecter. 

Chosen to take care of Intested Estates Justic Williams 
Stephen Kellcy. 

Commissioners John Brush Stephen Kellcy Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Chosen Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Chosen Assessors Joseph Lewis Jeremiah Brush. 

Chosen Overseers of the Poor Eliphelet stratton Na- 
thanael Williams Jr. 

To take care of fires Col. Conkling & eleven others. 

Chosen supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

The same day it was voted that the Gates at Crab- 
meadow should be kept shut the ensuing year. 

Chosen fence viewers Henry Sammis and thii-teen others. 

Chosen Overseers of highways Eliphelet Jarvis and 
twenty-five others. 

(Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 328-9). 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3 1 

[THE FORT AT LLOYD'S NECK.]* 

Huntington May i8"' 1778. 

The Millita belonging to Capt. Conkling which was 
ordered to build works on Lloyds Neck, by Ch' Carmeron 
Capt. 

30 men a Day, i Sarg* i Corporal. 



[1778, May 18.] 

Segt. Nathaniel Brush Benjamin Brush Isaac Whitman 
Richard Smith Stephen Whitman Richard Valentine Jesse 
Whitman Malbah Burtice Zophar Brush Zophar Ketcham 
Jacob Ketcham Obediah Piatt John Foster Elifilet Brush 
Tredwell Brush Jacobmiah Brush Samuel Nostran Jacob 
Brush Jun-- William Ward John Sammis Timothy Sammis 
Joseph Sammis John Squires Jesse Weekes Conkling 
Ketcham Abiel Titus Nath" Williams Silas Sammis Philip 
Sammis David Sammis Ananias Conkhng Benjamin Gould 
Hubbart Conkling SoUomon Ketcham John Morgan 
Elexander Rogers Timothy Conkling Sen^ Salvenus Chi- 
chester David Kelcy Amos Piatt Thomas Conkling Jr. 
Elexander Denton Ezra Conkling Henry Sammis Jonas 
Sammis Jervis Sammis Jonas Kelcy John Heaviland Sam- 
uel Heaviland Israel Titus Zebulon Titus Jesse Sammis 
Elexander Sammis William Jeams Jesse Brush 

{War Claims, Vol. 1, p. 18.) ^ 

[* Lloyd's Neck was the rendezvous for refugees from Con- 
necticut, who frequently came and went in whale boats. The 
fort was built at the western extremity of the Neck and the 
present site of Dr. R. H. Derby's house is where the fort was 
located, some of the embankments of which are still visible. 
This and the three papers following, seem to be details of men 
assigned to the work of building the fort. — C. R. S.J 



32 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1778, May 21.] 

May y^ 21'^'^ 1778 
Capt. Conkling, Ezra Conkling, Elifilet Brush, Henry 
Titus, Elex Denton, David Kellcy, Zacariah Borgers, Benj 
Gould, Stephen Whitman, Salvenus Chichester, Joseph 
Sammis, Henry Sammis, William Jeams, Jesse Whitman, 
Richard Smith, Malbah Burtice, Zebulon Titus, Isaac 
Whitman, O. Jonas Sammis, Timothy Conkling, John 
Morgan, John Foster, Zophar Brush, Elexander Rorgers, 
Israel Titus, Jesse Sammis, David Conkling, John Sammis^ 
Trewell Brush, Annanias Conkling, Benj Brush, Jacob 
Ketcham, Nath' Brush, Jacobmiah Brush, Thomas Conk- 
ling, William Ward, John Squires, Amos Piatt, Jacob 
Brush, Conkling Ketcham, David Sammis, SoUomon 
Ketcham, Silas Sammis, Phillip Sammis, Samuel Brush, 
Hubbart Conkling, Obediah Piatt, Richard Valentine," 
Jonas Kellc}^ Jesse Brush, Samuel Heaviland, John 
Ketcham. 52 Men. 
[File No. 264 ) 



[1778, May 22.] 

May y'' 22 
Capt. Conkling, Ensign Conkling, Elifilet Brush, Henry 
Sammis, Jacomiah Brush, Jesse Brush, Zacheriah Rorgers, 
William Jeams, Jonas Sammis, Timothy Conkling, Alex- 
ander Rorgers, Benj Brush, Jacob Ketcham, Zophar 
Brush, David Sammis, Jesse Sammis, Amos Piatt, Jacob 
Brush, Annanias Conkling, Joseph Sammis, William Ward, 
Israel Titus, John Sammis, Ezra Conkling, Timothy Sam- 
mis, William Sammis, Zebulon Titus, Jeams Rorgers, John 
Morgan, Henry Titus, Obediah Piatt, Samuel Brush, 
Sollomon Ketcham, Nathl Brush, Richard Valentine, 
Treadwell Brush, Jonas Kelcy, Stephen Whitman, Elex- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33 

ander Denton, Richard Smith, Benj Gould, David Kellcy, 
Conkling Ketcham, David Conkling, Salvenus Chichester, 
Samuel Heaviland, Thomas Conkling, Phillip Sammis, 
John Ketcham, Hubbard Conkling. 50 men 

{File No. 2G4.) 



[1778, May 23.] 

May y« 23-'^ 1778 
Capt. Conkling, Ensign Conkling, Ezra Conklin, Elex- 
ander Rogers, Amos Piatt, Jacob Brush, Phillip Sammis, 
Jacomiah Brush, William Jeams, Richard Smith, Samuel 
Heaviland^ Malbah Burtice, Henry Titus, William Sam- 
mis, Richard Valentine, Timothy Conkling, John Ketcham, 
Zebulon Titus, Zacheriah Rogers, Elifilet Brush, Silas 
Sammis, Jesse Sammis, Henry Sammis, Conkling Ketch- 
am, David Sammis, David Kellcy, Isreal Titus, Joseph 
Sammis, William Ward, John Squires, David Conkling, 
Salvenus Chichester, Elexander Denton, John Foster, 
Jesse Brush. 35 others 
(File No. 264.; 



[A SEVERE ORDER.] 



[1778, Sept. 3.] 

In Persuance of his Excellency General Tryon order : — 
We Do Hereby Notify to the Inhabitants of the Town- 
ship of huntington, that all The male Inhabitants From 
fiveteen years old to seventy that have omited or Neg- 
lected waiting on his Excellency on the 2"^ Instant Acord- 
ing to Orders: are Required to wait on His Excellency at 
New York on or before the lo"' Day of This month on 



34 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

faillure of Which They will be fined five Pound, Each, and 
after the fines Are Leavid any refuseing to wait on his Ex- 
cellency will be Obliged To Quit The Island with Their 
families— 



John Ireland. 
Isaac Young. 



Hunting 3"^ September, 1778' 
{File No. 266.) 



[REMONSTRANCE OF THE TOWN TRUSTEES.] 

[1778, Nov. -] 

To His Excellency Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the 
most Honourable order of the Bath Commander in Chief 
of all his majesties Troops in North America from Nove- 
scotia to west flurrida &c &c. 

The Memorial and Humble Petition of the Trustees of 
the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County. 
Humbly Sheweth. 

That on Tuesday Last the 24"' Day of November 1778. 
A Party of his majesties Troops under the Command of 
• on their Return from Smith Town came to Hun- 
tington and there Plundered several Houses carrying away 

[*Though the people of Huntington were in complete sub- 
jection and compelled to endure the fate of a conquered peo- 
ple, the American arms had been successful in many engage- 
ments on the Continent. The battle of Saratoga had taken 
place, resulting in the capture of 6,000 of the flower of the 
British army as prisoners, a large train of artillery, 5,000 mus- 
kets, and an immense amount of "munitions of war. France 
had acknowledged the independence of the American Colonies 
and the treaty of alliance between the two countries had been 
made, and the French government in April had sent a squad- 
ron of twelve ships of the line and four frigates to aid the 
Americans. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 35 

Butter and the Princable Necessarys of Many familys 
took away many fouls Destroyed wheat and carryed off 
Quantities of corn and Did other Great Dammages with- 
out Paying or giving any Receipts for the things taken by 
the said Party. 

Your Excellency s Petitioners are Always Willing to 
supply his Majesties Troops with any thing they want that 
we have to spare and therefore we Look upon it A Great 
Hardship to be treated in this manner since by our Oath 
we are Entitled to his Majesties Protection we Pray your 
Excellency therefore to Interpose in our Behalf that we 
may not only have Restitution made But for the future be 
Protected against Every Act of Injustice and your peti- 
tioners as in Duty Bound shall Ever Pray &c. 
{File No. 226 ) 



[FIRST LIST OF PERSONS WHO TOOK THE 
OATH OF LOYALTY.] 

[1778, ] 

List of Persons in the Township of Huntington who 

took the Oath of Loyalty and Peaceable behaviour before 
Governor Try on in Suffolk County, Long Island 1778 

John Ketcham Malbah Burtice 

Sam^ Conkling Nathan' Udal 

Solomon Ketcham Henry Titus 

Sam' Oakley Jesse Brush 

Alex^ Rogers David Sammis 

Wilmot Oakley Nathanl Smith 

Phillip Samis Step'' Higby 

John Sammis Thomas Taylor 

Zachariah Rogers Jacob Piatt 

Dan' Pearsal Nehemiah Brush 

James Rogers W"^ Lysaght 



36 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Josiah Weeks 
Michael Beagle 
Thos. Kellum 
Sam' Hart 
Stephen Kebey 
Benj" Davis 
Thos. Colly 
Jacomiah Brush 
James Berry 
William Albeen 
Abrah"" Brinkerhoff 
W° Smith 
Timothy Sammis 
John Hudson 
Sam* Munsey 
Austin Jarvis 
Joseph Higby 
Zophar Rorgers 
Joshua Bunce 
Ruben Sammis 
David Smith 
Tho'^ Burch 
John Grit man 
Amos Smith 
Vanhalah Robbins 
Gamalill Conkling 
Jonah Wood 
Sam' Bennet 
W'" Johnson 
Nathanl Buffett 
Michael Bamp 
Jonah Pederick 
Moses Vail 
Joseph Barker 
Hulet Jones 
John Jones 
David Vancot 
Jonathan Weeks 
W"' Gates 
Jonah Scudder 
~ Jonathan Scudder 
Charles Dunce 



Jesse Smith 
Piatt Vail 
Phineas Sills 
Joseph Bunce 
Gilbert Piatt 
Dan" Udall 
Zebulon Ketcham 
Jacob Conkling 
Sam' Smith 
Peter Huff 
Philip Ketcham 
Jacob Nokes 
W"' Newman 
Abel Titus 
Josiah Toper 
David Smith 
Jesse Carl 
Nathan Totten 
Timothy Carl 
Nehemiah Whitman 
Anther Dingee 
Gilbert Fleet 
Ananias Carll 
Israel Ketcham 
Alison Wright 
Jonathan Stratton 
Jesse Piatt 
Zophar Nichols 
Nathanl Bunce 
Zophar Rogers 
Sam' Carmen 
Piatt Anther 
Ambrose Weeks 
Uriah Hubbs 
Rheuben Rolph 
Peter Berry 
John Abbett 
Simon Totton 
Caleb Ketcham 
Jesse Bryant 
Samuel Carl 
Jesse Baldwin 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



37 



Stephen Weeks 
Philip Jarvis 
Whitehead Sexton 
Jonas Rogers 
Rheuban Johnson 
Dan' Jarvis 
Stephen Ketcham 
Jacob Smith 
Hezekiah Smith 
Augustin Akerley 
Nathanl Akerley 
John Bishop 
James Griffis 
Alexancl' Fleet 
Nathanl Jarvis 
Pine Chichester 
David Wood 
Micah Veal 
Nathanl Rogers 
Ezekiel Conkling 
Uriah Hart 
Zebulon Bunce 
Israel Carl 
Joseph Lewis 
Ephraim Chichester 
Silas Smith 
Aaron Higbie 
John Rogers 
John Vancott 
Thos. Totten 
Stephen Totten 
David Sammon 
Ezekiel Hubbard 
Nathanl Ketcham 
John Vanderbilt 
Isaac Smith 
Jacob Smith 
Israel Woqd 
Eliphelet Chichester 
Nathan Piatt 
Jacobus Van Noostrand 
Israel Conkling 



George Norton 
John Baldwin 
Isaac Dennis 
Ezekiel Ketcham 
Sam' Townshend 
Joseph Whitmon 
Nathanl Harrison Sen' 
Nathanl Harrison Jun' 
Joshua Rogers 
Nathanl Hart 
Timothy Smith 
Thos. Sammis 
Benj. Oakley 
Danl. Smith 
Timothy Abel 
Danl Rogers 
Stephn Stratton 
Zophar Brush 
Ananias Conkling ^"""^ 
Danl. Blackle 
Philip Ketcham 
Step" Rogers 
Joshua Ketcham 
Edw** Bunce 
Zackariah Rogers 
Benj Roff 
David Resgue 
Amos Wood 
John M*^ Coren 
Justin Sammis 
Philip Bailey 
Saml. Rogers 
Silas Piatt 
Rich'^ Conkling 
Isaac Nooks 
Isaac Muney 
Zedwell Piatt 
Isaac Scidmore 
Timothy Conkling "" 
Augustine Fleet 
Loose Totton 
Philip Gould 



3^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Saml Nichols 
Jonas Gilclerslive 
Jonas Wood 
Ebenezer Blackle 
Alaxandr Conkling 
John Rogers 
George Youngs 
Zebu Ion Buffett 
David Jackson 
John Haviland 
Saml. Jackson 
Jonas Williams 
Josiah Wheeler 
Joseph Bennet 
Jonathan Kelcy 
Piatt Kelcy 
Jacob Ireland 
Peter Ruland 
Danl. Higby 
Selah Wood 
Job. Sammis 
Henry Ally 
John Abbit 
John Avery 
Fidellon TiUet 
Zophar Piatt 
Moses Weeks 
Isaac Youngs 
John Ireland 
Ichabod Jarvis 
Isaac Keen 
Step" Denton 
Shubal Smith 
James Hubbs 
Danl. Blatchley 
John Buffett 
Rich'^ Rogers 
Josiah Rogers 
Piatt Carl 
Jesse Buffett 
Selah Carll 
Selah Carll jr. 



John Weeks 

Timothy Taylor 

John Magear 

John Wicks 

Thomas Smith 

Step'' Abbet 

Step" Whitman 

Geo. Weeks 

Benj. Sooper 

Jeremah Sooper 

Jacob Sooper 

Simon Fleet 

Eleanor Conkling 

Nathan Jackson 

Sam' Brotherton 

Sender Lewis 

Charles Berry 

W'" Smallie 

Joseph Mott 

Wilked Bailey 

Moses Sender 

Jacob Baldwin 

Danl. Ireland 

W"' Davis 

Solomon Ketcham 

Denis Hart 

John Jarvis 

Abraham Jarvis 

Thos. Skidmore 

Derick Ambermon 

W'" Foster 

Jonath" Sammis 

Whitehead Gildersleeve 

Nathanl Gildersleeve 

Isaac Loose 

Jacob Rogers 

Ebenezer Kellem 

James Lewis 

Josiah Smith 

Zedack Smith 

Phil. Smith 

Jesse Kellam 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



39 



Benj. Denton 
Selah Sammis 
Caleb Sexton 
Jesse Whitman 
Jacob Baldwin 
Simon Oaks 
Zebulon Piatt 
Jacob Oaks 
John Taylor 
Jesse Rogers 
John Totten 
W™ Nathway 
Caleb Wood Junr 
Silas Carl 
Luke Ruland 
Sam' Haviland 
Eliphalet Strritton 
Philip Conklin 
Philip Skidmore 
Thos. Scudder 
Ebenezer Gould 
Stephen White 

yf Joseph Conkling 
/^ Silvimus Chichester 
Joseph Ireland 
John Hayward 
John Johnson 
Stephen Ketcham 
Ephraim Oaks 
Tho^ Conkling 
Jesse Sammis 
John Sammis 
Silas Sammis 
Jonas Sammis 
W°' Haviland 
Ezra Conkling 
Zebulon Titus 

^ Jonah Conkling 

7 Dav'i Kelly 

^ W- Ward 

Timothy Conkling 
John Morgan 



Jeremiah Wood 
Dav'' Conkling 
W'" James 
Nathanl Williams 
Amos Piatt 
John Brown 
Benj'" Blachle 
Jonat" Gould 
Titus Gould 
John Sooper 
Conkling Ketcham 
Isaac Burr 
Zachariah Smith 
John Squires 
John Oakley 
Joseph Conkling 
Abijah Ketcham 
Dav*^ Rusco 
Saml Wood 
Jonas Kelcy 
James Bishop 
Jonas Samins 
Hezekiah Smith 
Zebulon Powell 
Selah Piatt 
Epenetus Smith 
Jeremiah Ruland 
Samuel Roose 
James Abet 
James Long 
Reuben Johnson 
Augustine Bryant 
Tredwell Brush 
W°' Burch 
Dav'' Person 
Joseph Ireland 
Jonathan Jarvis 
Rich. Conkling 
Dan' Noostrandt 
Tho^ Conkling 
Thos. Sands 
Zebadiah Barton 



40 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Benj. Gildersleeve 

Eliphalet Brush 

John Foster 

Jeremiah Rogers 
* * w * 

Cornelius Hart 
Henry Jarvis 
Jacob Piatt 
Jo. Baley 
Jo Lockwood 
Thos. Barker 
Elijah Weeks 
Eliphalet Jarvis 
Nathanl Kelcy 
Robt Jarvis 
Ichabod Smith 
Hubard Conkling 
Selah Bunce 
Moses Roff 
Kellip Wood 
W" Nichols 
Tim° Rogers 
EHsha Jillet 
Jo. Smith 
Jeremiah Samins 
Lavinies Samins 
Isaac Smith 
Eliphalet Samins 
Jo Bunce 
Joseph Jarvis 
Isaac Ketcham 
Nathanl Smith 
Saml. Brush 



Abel Wood 
Joseph Mott 
Selah Whitmoth 
Jonat° Burch 
Rich'* Valentine 
Rlas. Muncy 
Zophar Piatt 
Saml. Bunce 
Stephen Viteto 
Joel Smith 
Hfnry Sammis 
W"^ Everet 
Nathanl Brown 
Henry Smith 
Abel Akerley 
David Roff 
W- Weeks 
John Carmon 
Jesse Wilmoth 
Joseph Weeks 
Jesse Oaks 
W™ Johnson Jr. 
John Hart 
W" Place 
Zebulon Smith 
Gilbert Hart 
Nathan Valentine 
Doc'i Ruland 
John Sneedeear 
Amos Soper 
Alex^ Sammis 
Jacob Brice 



Certificates delivered. 



James Huff 
David Huff 
Amos Baldwin 



John Huff 
Isaac Huff 
Gilbert Weeks 
Sylvanus Baldwin 

I hereby Certify the 430 Persons mentioned in the fore- 
going List took the Oath of Loyalty and peaceable be- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 4I 

haviour before me in Huntington Township Suffolk County 
Long- Island. 1778. 

Wm. Tryon M. G. 
and Gov'' Province of New York. 
Mem" This List* to be recorded in the office of the 
County Court Clerk for Suffolk County 

Wm. Tryon, Gov' 
To Messrs. Ireland & Youngs 

Huntington Township 
{File No. 232.) 



[SECOND LIST OF PERSONS WHO TOOK THE 
OATH OF LOYALTY.] 

[1778.] 

An Additional List of Persons in the Township of Hun- 
tington, Suffolk County, Long Island, who took the Oath 
of Allegiance & Peaceable behaviour, before John Hew- 
lett Esqr Justice of Peace in the said County as Certified 
by him to His Excellency Governor Tryon. 



Names. 


Residence. 


Age. 


Occupation. 


Silas Wickes 


Huntington 


38 


Blacksmith 


Joseph White 




48 


Carpenter 


Col. Piatt Conkling 




67 


Farmer 


Jesse Conkling 




61 


do 


Rich'^ Ruland 




34 


d° 



[*This list contains nearly all the family names in this town. 
Huntington was no exception, as the other towns on Long 
Island pursued the same course. They took the oath as an 
outward form, but inwardly revolted against it. They yielded 
to the King a lip service extorted by force too great to be 
overcome, but mentally they abhorred the act, and all their 
sympathies were with the patriots who were fighting in the 
armies of Washington. — C. R. S.] 



42 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Joshua Oaks 
Jesse Weekes 
Nathan Bunce 
Phillip Jarvis 
Abijah Hoyatt 
Jacobus Nostrandt 
Zophar Kitcham 
James Pearsall 
Matthew Bunce 
Saml. Wickes 
Ezekiel Brush 
Epenetus Bryan 
John Wood 
Jonathan Brush 
Danl. Wiggins 
Lemuel Bryan 
Obadiah Piatt 
Piatt Conkling 
Joseph Whitman 
Henry Chichester 
Jesse Sammis 
Eliphalet Wood 
Piatt Brush 
Smith Conkling 
Jacob Brush 
Samuel Chichester 
James Hill 
James Smith 
Rob' Kellam 
Tho^ Oakes 
Jdhn Wheeler 
W"^ Soper 
John Sells 
Eliakam Smith 
Charles Grice 



20 


Blacksmith 


33 


Turner 


16 


Farmer 


57 
46 


d° 
Weaver 


55 


Blacksmith 


30 


Farmer 


50 
61 


d° 
Cordwainer 


63 


Farmer 


66 


d° 


66 


d" 


66 


d° 


63 
32 


d° 
Doctor 


36 


Farmer 


32 


d° 


27 

35 


Carpenter 
Farmer 


15 


Farmer 


36 


Weaver 


52 


Cordwainer 


32 


Farmer 


16 


d" 


51 

27 


d" 
Cordwainer 


55 


Weaver 


60 


Miller 


64 
64 


Carpenter 
Blacksmith 


53 
60 


Carpenter 
d" 


23 


Cordwainer 


18 


d" 


18 


Farmer 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



43 



Phillip Kellam 
Nathan Willmoth 
John Ruland 
Thomas Fleet 
Jacob Young 
Jacob Vanbelt 
Ezekiel Brush 
David Stilhvell 
Nehemiah Hart, Junr. 
Selah Dingee 
Ruben Ketcham 
Alex'' Denton 
Sam' Jarvis 
Benjn. Brush 
Hezekiah Wickes 
Jacob Ketcham 
Nehemiah Hart 
Melanthon Bryan 
Ananias Wickes 
Epenetus Conkling 
Miles Oakley 
Obed Kellam 
Thomas Ketcham 
Noah Rogers 
Rich'' Smith Junr. 
Joseph Stratton 
Saml. Wfeekes 
Timothy Carl 
Loose Ireland 
Jarvis Whitmon 
Nathan' Whitmon 
Elijah Chichester 
Scudder Ketcham 
Jacob Scudder 
Ellis Carll 



27 


d« 


20 


d<' 


22 


Weaver 


38 


Carpenter 


33 


Cordwainer 


53 


Farmer 


17 


Weaver 


23 


Cordwainer 


33 


Farmer 


15 


d° 


33 


Carpenter 


30 


Weaver 


31 


Cordwainer 


33 


Carpenter 


48 


Farmer 


34 


Weaver 


61 


d° 


42 


d° 


47 


Farmer 


36 


do 


37 


Miller 


21 


Weaver 


15 


Farmer 


66 


d" 


36 


Taylor 


55 


Farmer 


22 


d° 


18 


d" 


20 


Tajdor 


20 


Farmer 


39 


d« 


34 


d° 


17 


do 


15 


d° 


15 


do 



44 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Sam^ Nostran 
Piatt Willits 
Peter Still 
Jesse Abbett 
John Smith 
Nathaniel Higbee 
Abel Conkling 
John Gilderslive 
Scudder Carll 
Thos. Higbee 
Jeremiah AUebee 
Joshua Kellam 
George Wiser 
Joseph Waer 
Sam' Wickes 
Joel Rogers 
Thomas Rogers 
Thos. Dennis 
Tho^ Bunce 
Joseph Uddell 
John Foster 
Nathanl. Williams Jun"^ 
Jonas Piatt 
John Allee 
Israel White 
Nathan' Sammis 
Jacob Brush 
Tho^ Ireland 
Luke Ruland 
John Brush 
Nathanl. Miger 
Nathan Vallentine 
Jacob Mott 
Scudder Robbens 
Isaac Bunce 



32 


d" 


20 


d° 


16 


d» 


16 


d" 


22 


Weaver 


15 


Farmer 


16 


d" 


22 


Weaver 


20 


Blacksmith 


15 


Farmer 


18 


do 


15 


d° 


27 


d° 


21 


Cordwainer 


20 


Taylor 


16 


Farmer 


15 


do 


42 


Cooper 


18 


Taylor 


18 


Farmer 


20 


Weaver 


23 


Farmer 


51 


Blacksmith 


15 


Currier 


17 


Farmer 


20 


Weaver 


15 


do 


23 


Taylor 


25 


Shop-Joiner 


51 


Miller 


15 


Farmer 


70 


Cordwainer 


IS 


do 


32 


Weaver 


58 


do 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4S 

Isaac Ketcham 6i Farmer 

Sam^ Brush ^9 Miller 

Ananias Brush 30 Joiner 

Sami Ackerley 39 Boatman 

Israel Wood 54 Farmer 

Moses Jarvis 28 Cordwainer 

Joshua Ketcham 63 Farmer 

Tho^ Jackson 6 do 

Sam^ Skidmore 5^ do 

I hereby Certify, the 1 19 Persons named in the forego- 
ing List, took the oath of Allegiance and Peaceable be- 
ha^'viour before ^P Justice John Hewlett, as Certified by 

him to me. 

Wm. Tryon Gov'' 

Mem. This Additional List of Names, in Huntingdon 
Township, to be recorded in the office of the County 
Court Clerk, for Suffolk County. 

{File No. 265.) ^ 

[-Note— On the authority of Gaine, Nov. 2d, 1778, Major 
Ebenezer Gray, with a party of Col. Meigs' Regiment, went 
from New London, Connecticut, to Huntington, and brought 
off 16 prisoners who had gone over to the enemy (the British) 
and three others were killed. The next day a party of rebels 
in 20 whaleboats came over to Huntington from Norwalk and 
attacked the house of widow Chichester, in which 25^ refugees 
were quartered. Several were killed and 16 made prisoners.— 
C. R. S.] 

i-NoTE— The Winter of 1878-79 was severely cold. The 
writer remembers well the statements made by his grand- 
father Gilbert Scudder, who was a young man during the Rev- 
olutionary War, and resided in Huntington, concerning this 
Ions: and gloomy Winter. He said that Long Island Sound 
was completely frozen over for several weeks so that persons 
passed from shore to shore on the ice. It is also a matter of 
history that New York Harbor was covered with such thick 
ice that cannons were drawn over on it from the city to Staten 
Island.— C. R. S.] 



46 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1779, Feb. 27.] 

The Marsh Sold. 

1779 feb 27''' paid to Solomon Ketcham on 
his rights in the marsh 

Paid to him for taking an account of the I 
rights f 

To Cash paid Before to Richard Vallentine 

To John Hartt for Horses &:c 

To platt Veal for waggon &c 

To Jesse oaks for Waggon &c 

To Cash to Stephen Kellcy 



I 








4 








29 


15 





27 


15 





21 


15 





19 


15 






146 18 o 
Paid Joseph Whitman on account of his right i 3 4 



148 



{File No. 131. 



[Nov. 7.] 

Return of the Militia belonging to Capt. Conklings 

[Note. — The Loyalists posted a "Caution to Travelers'' 
March 10, 1779, to the effect that "a party of rebels have a 
place of resort at Bread and Cheese Hollow, on a by-road 
from the houses of two rebels, Nathaniel Platt and Thomas 
Tredwell, to that of the noted Samuel Philips near the Branch. 
They extend along the road from Philips' to the well known 
Platt Carll's. They are said to be commanded by the rebel 
Major Brush, of Huntington. The unfortunate Loyalists in 
this part of the country are greatly exposed to the savage 
cruelty of these assassins. They are few in number and un- 
able to defend themselves from the frequent incursions of the 
parties who land from Connecticut and who are supplied with 
provisions and intelligence by their confederates above men- 
tioned."— C. R. S.] 






HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 47 

Destrict with the number of Ox teams Oxen Waggons 
Horses and Servants. 

^ ^ w 

^ ^ X 73 

H ^ O <! 

Alexander Rogers Servant taken out. E5 9 S ?3 p^ 

t5 > j2 O cn ^ 

g S ^ W H 

•^ 2: C/3 C« Crt 

AT COLD SPRING. I 2 

Zebulon & Isaac Rogers i 2 

John Morgan 

Richard & Henry Conkling i 2 

William James 

Zacheriah Rogers 

Zebulon Titus & Son • i 

Dan'^ Hendrickson & son John i 2 

Israel & Abiel Titus i 2 

Jonas Rogers & son Jacob i 2 i 

WEST NECK ■ I 2 

Jesse Brush 

William cSl John Haviland i 2 

Alexander Sammis & Jesse i 4 

Henry Titus i 2 

Joseph Conkling 2 

James Long i 2 

Jonas Sammis I 2 

Augustus Sammis i 2 

John Sammis & Son Nath^^ 2 

James Rogers & son Charles 2 

Ebenezer Gould i 

TOWN SPOT. 

John Squires i 

Ebenezer Brush son of John Brush Miller i 2 i 

Timothy Conkling i 2 

Alexander Denton & Aprintice I 
Abel Conkling 

Joseph Sammis I 



48 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



vSalvanus Chichester 
Amos Piatt 




I 

I 


Thomas Conkling 




2 


Jeremiah Wood 




2 


Peleg Wood 




2 


Conkling Ketcham 




2 


Isral Ketcham — Quaker 




2 


John Williams & Gilbert sons of Justice 






Williams 




2 


Hubbard Conkling 




2 


Nath" Williams 




2 


Silas Sanirnis and sons Philip & David 




2 


Benjamin G(3uld 






Ananias Conkling and x\printice 




2 


David Conkling and Aprintice 




2 


Heniy Sam mis 




I 


Ezra Conkling 




I 


John Sammis 




I 


William Ward 






Timothy Sammis & son Scudder 


I 


2 


Jacob Brush and two sons 


I 


2 


WEST HILLS 






John Wood out by age 


I 


2 


John Wheeler & son John 


I 


2 


Obediah Piatt 


I 


2 


Tredwell Brush 


I 


2 


Isaac Wood 


I 


2 


Jonathan Brush out by age 


I 


2 


John Buffett 


I 


2 


Zophar Brush 


I 


2 


Jacobmiah Brush 


I 


2 


Benj. Brush 






Malbah Burtis & Aprintice 


I 


2 


Richard Smith 






Jesse Whitman 


I 


2 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 49 

Nehemiah Whitman 
Nathan Valentine 
Sam" Nostran 
Zophar Ketcham 
John Howard Smith 

Total Men 69 38 89 5 

{File No. 249.) 





2 




2 




2 




2 




2 



[REMONSTRANCE AGAINST CUTTING WOOD.] 

To His Excellency Major General Tryon Governor and 
Commander in Chief of his Majesties forces in the Prov- 
ince of New York &c. 

The Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Hun- 
tington in Suffolk Count}^ 

Humbly Showeth 
that Whereas Sir Henry Clinton K. B. General & Com- 
mander in chief of all his Majestic? forces in America 
was Pleased to Issue his Proclamation Bearing Date the 
24th Day of November 1779 ordering and requiring all 
Propriators of wood Lands on Long Island and Stratten 
Island Immediatel}^ to cut and cart A Quantity of fire 
wood for the use of the City of New York. 

Therefore your Excellencys Petitioners Beg Leave to 
Inform vou that we the Inhabitants of this Town in Gen- 
eral Did comply with the said Proclamation and have cut 
A Large Quantity of wood and carted it to the Different 
Landings where it Now Lyeth As the Long Continuance 
of the Ice Hindered the Vessells from taking it away and 
many Persons hath Large Quantityes of wood cut and it 
was not in their Power to cart it as their teams Hath Been 
Employed in carting of forage and wood in goverment 
service and Now People in General is employed in that 



50 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Business and will verry soon have Great Quantities of 
wood cut and will deliver it to the Landings as soon as 
Possable considering the scarcity of teams in this town. 

Your Excellency* Petitioners are willing to cut cord 
wood for the City of New York in Proportion to the 
Nnmber of acres of wood Land that we have in Posses- 
sion and to have another Person Deputed in the stead of 
Mr. John Ireland Deceased to associate with Mr. Youngs 
to receive your Orders & Communicate the same unto us 
the Inhabitants of this Town if it may be Agreeable to 
your Excellancy. 

And we your Excellencys Petitioners Humbly Beg that 
we may have lull Liberty to cut our own Wood and that 
Permissions may not be granted to any Person or Persons 
to cut our timber as we mean to convince Your Excellency 
that we are cutting A sufficient Quantity our selves 
agreeable to the above said Proclamation and we further 
Humbly Beg that the Permissions already Granted to 
other Persons to cut on our Wood Lands may be Recalled. 
{File No. 257). 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1779, May 4.] 

At a Town Meeting held this 4"' Day of May 1779 the 
following Persons chosen. 

Trustees, Israel Wood President. Capt. Timothy Carll 
Samuel Oakley Stephen Kellcy Timothy Conkling Gilbert 
fleet Solomon Ketcham. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

Chosen to take care of Intestate Estates Justice Williams 
Stephen Kellcy. 

Commissioners John Brush Stephen Kellcy Solomon 
Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5 1 

Survej^ors Capt. Timothy Carll Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Joseph Lewis Jeremiah Brush. 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Chosen Overseers of the poor Henry Smith Ananias 
Conkling. 

To take care of fires Col. Conkling & ten others. 

Fence viewers Henry Sammis & thirteen others. 

Overseers of highways Eliphelet Jarvis cS: twenty-five 
others. 

The same Day it was Voted that the Deficiency or Loss 
in the horses & oxen taken the i8of March 1779 and also 
the Deficiency or Loss in the Horses to be delivered at 
Epenetus Smith the 10"' of ALay 1780 should Be all made 
up with the charges & expences By A Town Rate.* 
{Town Meetingfi, Vol. I ,p. 330.) 



[THREATS OF BANISHMENT AND 
CONFISCATION.] 

[1779, July 10.] 

Orders Head Quarters Long Island, the lo''^ July 1779. 

To the Commander and every Commissioned Officer of 
Delancys third Battalion at Loyds Neck &c. To the 
Colonel of Kings County Coll. of Queens County and 
Colonel of Suffolk County Melitia &c. 

As by the Duplicity and faint Attachment to Loyalty of 
some persons on this Island that enjoy the Protection of 
Government, and have the benefit of a Peaceable and 

[* As the British troops plundered the rich and the poor in- 
discriminately, this act of the Town Meeting, in making the 
losses on the occasion referred to a charge on the town, to be 
paid according to the assessed value of property, was highly 
commendable. This plan, however, was not generally pursued. 
— C. R. S.] 



52 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Profitable life Who have sons and near Relations with the 
Rebbles taking a leading part in Committing Scandalous 
Robberies and secretly in the night carry off Peaceable 
and Inofensive Inhabitants to Captivity. The Persons in 
this Predicament may be assured that on Proof of their 
connivance Abetting, assisting secreting or corresponding 
with such Robbers I will send over such Fathers or 
Masters with their whole Families to Connuticut and give 
Possession of their Farms and Property to be enjoyed by 
his Majesties true and Faithful! Subjects who are to take a 
just and true Inventory on Oath of all the effects left by 
the Owners in the Presence of three Neighbours of good 
Repute One copy to be left with me and one copy with 
the Justice of Peace or Nearest Capt. of Militia that they 
may be made accountable for the value untill they can 
prevail on the Robbers to desist wholly from such detesta- 
ble actions These orders to be put in Execution on due 
proof and they are to couse the heads of such Familys to 
be apprehended and sent to me with The report and proof 
of their Crimes that I may use the spediest means to Red 
his majesties lines of such unfaithfuU Perjured Persons. 

Oliver De Lance y, B. G^ 
Commandant of Long Island. 

The Inhabitants Living on the Necks and Shores of 
Long Island are to give the spediest notice that the Melitia 
and other People near the approach of the enemy may 
take the Alarm and Muster to repel the enemy and cut off 
the Retreat of their Boats by which they will Merritt 
1 hanks and Rewards from their Country for their AUert 
Behaviour of which they have a Recent Instance in the 
spirited Conduct of the Hempstead ^Militia any Person 
knowing where these Robbers Intend to Land or have 
Landed and from any feigned cause does not immediately 
communicate to the nearest Militia officer This Inteligence 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 53 

will be Treated with the greatest Rigor as being Privy to 
and Abetting the enemy's Designs. • 

Oliver De Lancey, B. (j. 

{File No. 147, ".4.") 



[ORDERED TO HELP BUILD THE FORT AT 
LLOYD'S NECK.] 

[1779, July 24.] 

Huntington July 24*^ i779- 
By Virtue of an Order from Leuit Coll Hewlett you are 
required to warn the number of Men whose names I send 
Here Enclosed to Appear, on Lloyds Neck on Tuseday 
the 27^^^ of July at 7 o'clock in the mornmg with three Day 
provision and one ox team or Waggon and Horses with a 
Driver in Order to build a fortification, each man to bring 
a shovel or spade except three men with Axces Likewise 
the Coll. also Insists that every mans name be returned 
that you are ordered to warn that does not Appear and he 

will send for them. . 

Philip Conkling, Ensign. 

To Seg* Nath" Brush. 

N B If the above articles are not fuUfilled you must 
abide the Consequence you must be on Loyd's Neck at 7 
O Clock and Call at my House as you Go. , ^ ^ 

Nath Brush Malbah Burtice Eliphelet Brush 

Beni Brush Jacobmiah Brush Tredwell Brush 

Isaac Whitman Zophar Brush Samuel Nostran 

Richard Smith Zophar Ketcham 

Stephen Whitman Jacob Ketcham 
Richard Valentine Obediah Piatt 
Jesse Whitman John Foster 

{File No. 148.) 



54 HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 

[MEN WANTED FOR THE LLOYD'S NECK 
FORT.] 

[1779, Aug. 10.] 

Sir — As the Works are still unfinished — in a Good Way 
— I desire you will Immadiately warn one staff of your 
Company to be and Apear on Lloyds Neck y^ 13 Instant 
With six axes the Rest with shovells, spaids and one 
Waggon with a good team In case y^ they come by seven 
a Clock they shall only stay one Day, and y*" other staff to 
Apper y"" Next Day following In y" same manner. I am in 
hopes y' In Going through y'' four Companies with one 
Day Each will Compleat y'' Work. 

From y' Humble Serv' 

RiCH'b Hewlett Lieut. Colo' 
Lloyds Neck, Augst 10, 1779. 
To Cap* Conkling. 
{File No. 262 ) 



[ORDER FROM COL. DELANCEY TO FURNISH 
MEN ON THE FORT AT BROOKLYN.] 

[1779, Aug. 19.] 

Jamaica Long Island 19"' August 1779 
Sir. — Brig. D. Gen" Delancey having received direc- 
tions To Order 500 Militia to parade with their Blankets 
On Monday the 23'''^ Instant to be employed in repairing 
and constructing the works at Brooklyn you will please to 
furnish 210 men from Suffolk County of the above Number 
and Cause them to March I mediately under a propper 
proportion of officers to Brooklyn heights where they v/ill 
receive directions from the Engineer this party to be re- 
lieved by an Equal Number as often as you shall Judge 
Expedient from the Melitia of Suffolk County you are also 
directed to Cause from the said County the following 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 55 

Articles to be prepared which when Compleat are to be 
sent to the Magazene at Brooklyn. 

That is Fascins 9 feet long well Bound and [ 
Stript of their leaves j ^ 

Pickets from 3 to 4 feet long 25000 

Praising or Stockade from 9 to 10 feet long ) 
& from 6 to 8 Inches thick f ^ooo 

Railing oi 6 &. 4 Inches Scantling fut round loooo 

[File No. 147, "B.") 



75000 



[CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING THE 

REFUSAL TO FURNISH MEN AND 

MATERIAL FOR BROOKLYN.] 

[1779, Aug. 27.] 

Jamacia y*" 2/^ August 1779 
Sir. — Inclosed you have a Copy of Lord Rawdons 
Letter in Consequence of a Letter from Coll. Floyd in 
which he signifies his Inability to Comply with a Requisi- 
tion made for a working party and Sundry Articles re- 
quired from Suffolk County for buildmg a Fort at Brooklyn 
Ferry this you will Immediately Communicate to the 
Other Capts. and Officers of the Militia in Huntington 
District that they may take such Measures as will prevent 
the threat in the Adjudant Gen" Letter. 

I am Sir Your Humble Servant 

Oliver Delancey, Brig. Gen" 

{File No. 146, "A.") 



To Capt Dingee at Huntington South and the Militia 
officers for Huntington District Suffolk County. Head 
Quarters Long Island. 



56 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

27*^ August 1779 
Upon Co" Floyds Lately receiveing Orders for a Certain 
proportion of Militia from Suffolk County to be employed 
in the Public works at Brooklyn As well as the furnishing 
a Quantity of Fasines &c. &c. to Construct them We 
replied that It was Impossible for him to Comply with the 
same in Consequence of which the Adjutant Gen" has 
Wrote the following Letter by order of the Commander 
in Chief in Order that his Intention may be known in Case 
the County Does not Comply with the Demand. 
Copy of the Letter to Brig Gen" Delancy. 
(File No. 146, "5." 



[1779, Aug. 26.] 

New York August 26"^ 1779 
Sir. — I have laid before the Commander in Chief your 
Letter With its Inclosure, Stateing the Refusal of the In- 
habitants of Suffolk County to take share in the Publick 

[Note. — That all the inhabitants of Huntington did not tame- 
ly submit to British oppression is shown by newspaper items of 
the period taken from Loyalist sources. A writer here says : 
"The friends of Government here have been greatly distressed 
ever since the King's troops left the East End of Long Island. 
The rebellious part of the inhabitants of this town (Hunting- 
ton), who were kept in awe, while the troops were stationed 
east of us, are now becoming more insolent than ever and pub- 
licly threaten to have all the Loyalists carried off to Connecti- 
cut. The principal of these miscreants are Nathaniel Wil- 
liams, Stephen Kelsey, Eliphalet Chichester, John Brush, Jonas 
Rogers, Marlboro Burtis and Isaac Wood. These scoundrels 
live in perfect safety, when scarcely a night passes but some of 
their loyal neighbors are plundered by the sons and other re- 
lations of those rebels, who fled to Connecticut when the 
King's troops landed on the Island. I hope you will keep a 
good lookout for these traitors. I hope in God these perjured 
villains will be made to rue the day they entered into rebellion 
against the best of Kings." — Gaine, July 2Sth, 1779. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 57 

Works at Brooklyn you will Please to Signify to that 
County by sending written Copies of the Letters that If 
the Requisition of men and Materials for the purpose 
Above Mentioned is not Imediately Complyed with A 
Detatchment of Troops will be sent Into that District and 
every Person who shall have refused to Contribute his 
Assistance towards a Work in which the Kings Service 
and the Interest of the Loyal Inhabitants are so Intimately 
Blended Shall be turned without Distinction out of Long 
Island and their Farmes w^ill be Allotted for the Support 
of those who have Suffered for Real Attachment to Gov- 
erment. 

I have the Honour to be and &c. &c. 

Jagnee Rawdon, 
To Capt. Dingee and other Adjudant Gen'' 

Melitia Captins of Huntington 
District From Brigadier Gen" Delancey 

Commanding on Long Island.* 
{FileNo.U6,"C:') 



[NAMES OF SOME OF THE SOLDIERS CAMPED 
IN HUNTINGTON.] 

Muster Roll of Captain. 



I Graves Simcoe Esq. Lieutenant. 

No. Rank Names Date of — or time of enlisting, i Cap- 
tain John Saunders i Lieutenant John Wilson i Cornet 
Thomas Merritt i Q"" Master Robert Payne, 3 Sergents 
John Bert William Hodgins Daniel Keith, 2 Corporals 

[*This proclamation of Gen. Rowdon was occasioned by the 
refusal of the inhabitants to comply with the requisition made 
on tnem, shown in the foregoing paper, to send men to aid in 
the construction of a new fort at Brooklyn and furnish 
material for stockades. — C. R. S.] 



58 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Samuel Bates Richard Steers i Trumpeter John Porter, 

I Jacob Iden i Privates Samuel arbuckle 2 Jonathan 

Blair 3 John Barret, 4 John Barry, 5 Rich Brown 6 John 
Bellard 7 Humphrey Cockran 8 Joseph Cole 9 James 
Campbell, 10 William Cornwall 11 Makepeace Coleby 12 
Robert Carson 13 John Dogherty 14 Jacob De Lien 15 
James Inglis 16 Theobald Franks, 17 James Fox 18 Lewis 
Florence, 19 Mathew Gallant 20 John Gray 21 William 
Harvy 22 Edward Hinks 23 James Hill 24 John Higgins 
Sen"" 25 John Higgins Jun"" 26 Isaac Horton 27 David Lind- 
say 29 John Leighton 30 William Mitchell 31 John Monroe 
32 John Maize 33 Anthony Manuel 34 John Newbury 35 
Fred"" Pickhart 36 William Pope 37 John Sparks, 38 Barny 
slack 39 Alex. Simpson 40 Thomas shannon 41 David 
Mitchell 42 William Winflow43 Thomas Willis 44 Thomas 
Whalley 45 John M= Connell. 
(War Claims, Vol. I, p. 86 J 



[COL. SIMCOE DESCRIBES HUNTINGTON AS 
REBELLIOUS.] 

Sir. — The expectation of seeing the General which is 
frustrated by the delay of our Embarkation and my In- 
disposition prevented me from Instantly answering your 
Letter relative to the Complaint of Isaac Ketcham Mr^ 
Moffat, the Quarter Master alluded to has been dead some 
time so that I cannot particularize on what account I did 
not give a receipt to the complainant for his Corn; altho 
if he applied to me I do not know that I then Gave him a 
reason conformable to the Instructions I had received from 
General Vaughn or Sir W. Erskine. I did not give re- 
ceipts to a great Number of People on Account of their 
Rebellious Principles, or absolute disobediance of the 
General Order the Inhabitants of the town of Huntinsfton 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. $g> 

came under both discriptions — The last Order I received 
relative to the Collection of Forage was to direct it all ta 
be brought in giving only an allowance for working Oxen^ 
under Penalty not only of having it Confiscated but their 
Houses given up to Plunder in case of a disobedience 
I have the honour to be Sir Your Most Ob'' Ser'^ 

J. G. SiMCOE. 

(A Copy) Coll. of Queens Rangers, 

{File No. 231.) 



[1779, Dec. 6.] 

6*'' of December 1779 Carted from the Kings Magazine 
In Huntington on Long Island to go to Marstms Wharf 

T. lbs. grs. 
6 Ox Loads prized at • 4 10 o 

31 Waggon Loads prized 11 00 o 

Amount of the Day 
y^^ 16 Country Waggon Loads prized 
47 Kings Waggon Loads prized 
1 1 Ox Loads prized 
22 Kings Waggon Loads prized 

Amount of the Day 54 12 o 

Ton. 
gth 20 Kings Waggon Loads prized 23 00 o 



15 


10 





5 


13 





25 


17 





8 


16 





14 


6 






Ton. lbs. 



err. 



The whole Amount of Each Day is 93 20 

{War Claims, Vol. I , p. 11.) 



[PETITION OF ALEXANDER SAMMIS.] 

[1780, Feb. 18.] 
To His Excellency Major General Tryon Governor & 



'6o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Commander in Chief of the Province of New York &c. &c. 
The Petition of Alexander Sammis of Huntington in 
Queens County, 

Most Humbly sheweth. 

That the Petitioner is Proprieter of about fifteen acres 
of wood Land in the Township of Huntington — That altho 
it was no more than was necessary for the use of His 
Family, he did in Consideration of the wants of the In- 
habitants cause two Boats Loads of wood to be cut (con- 
sisting of Thirty six Cords of wood) and sent down to New 
York before the severe frost set in and hath since had one 
other boat load cut which he intends to send to N. York 
as soon as the Navigation will admit. 

That not withstanding these Exertions Joseph Booth, 
Mr Coram & Mr Moss have by some wrong suggestions 
obtained Permission to cut three hundred Cords of Wood 
upon the Land of the Petitioner for the use of the City. 

That by virtue of the said Permit they began to cut 
Timber, but upon application to Colonel Hewlett and a 
Representation of the facts under both, by two of the 
Petitioners Neighbours, he desired the Persons cutting to 
desist untill he could make known the situation of his Case 
to your Excellency and obtain a Revocation of the Permit 
or that your Excellency might refer the same to Colonel 
Ludlow & Colonel Hewlett. 

The Petitioner therefore most humbly Prays that your 
Excellency will be pleased to order that the Premises may 

be refered to the Colonels & Hewlett, and that 

he may be allowed to cut «& send to the Market his own 
wood in such quantity as those Gentlemen shall direct. 

And as in Duty bound he will ever Pray. 

Alexander Sammis. 

N. York, 1 8 Feb. 1780. 
{File No. 235.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6l 

[MEMORIAL OF SOLOMON KETCHAM AND 

OTHERS CONCERNING THEIR 

WOODLANDS.] 

[1780, March 2.] 

To the Honorable Brigadier General John Leland Es- 
quire &c. 

The Memorial of Solomon Ketcham in behalf of himself 
and sundrv Inhabitants of the Town of Huntington on 
Long Island 

Humbly Showeth 

That vour Memorialists are the proprietors of sundry- 
Lots of Woodland contiguous to the Town of Huntington, 
many of which ai-e barely sufihcient for the uses and ordi- 
nary purposes of their Farms and a few have some wood 
to spare. 

That a number of people under the Character of Refu- 
gees are cutting the Wood frcjm off your Memorialists 
Lands which will entirely ruin their Farms. 

That your Memorialists are disposed and ready to cut 
any quantity of wood for the supply of the Garrison and 
Inhabitants, that may be thought a just and reasonable 
proportion of their woods. 

And therefore humbly pray that the persons who are 
now Cuttmg their wood may be ordered immediately to 
desist and that Col. Richard Hewlet who Commands at 
Loyds Neck or any other person the General may think 
proper to appoint may be directed to enquire into the 
state and quantity of their Woodland and ascertain what 
Quantity each person shall have cut. 

And the memorialist as in Duty bound snail ever pray &c. 



Solomon Ketcham. 
New York March 2 1780. 



'62 huntington town records. 

(Answer.) 
Gen' Tryon cannot Revoke his orders or supersede them 
— But will inform himself of the state of the wood Lands 
in Huntington Township. 

Wm. Tryon M. G. 

{File No. 263.) 



[1780, March 9.] 

Public thanks are hereby rendered to His Ex. Brig. Gen. 
Leland for his amiable command during his stay at Hun- 
tington by a vote (nem. con.) of the inhabitants, at a town 
-meeting, held March 9, 80. 

Sol Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
("0."p. 92, File No. 271.) 



[THE MEN WHO NEVER SURRENDERED.] 

[1780, Apr. 13.] 

An Account of Farmes which were evacuated when the 
Island was Taken and since in Huntington.* 
Cornelius Conkling's by Joseph Hoit 
Thomas Brush Jun'^ by Jabeth Cabbs 
William Sammis by Jeams Ketcham 

Gilbert Bryant by Sam'' Hitchcock. 

[* The names at the left indicate those who suffered banish- 
ment rather than submit and take the oath of allegiance, and 
the right hand column contains the names of those loyalists who 
took possession of the abandoned farms. A journal of the 
period under date of Oct. 21st, 1780, states that Maj. Jesse 
Brush sent a warning to Ketcham and his associates as fol- 
lows : -Aug. 25th 1780, "I have repeatedly ordered you, es- 
pecially April 15th to leave my farm. This is the last invitation. 
If you do not your next landfall will be in a warmer climate 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



63 



Josiah Buffett by Stanton & Birdseye 

Joshua Rorgers by Nathaniel Jarvis 

Thomas Weeks by Burr. 

Jesse Brush's by John Ketcham & the Hobarts. 

Isaiah Whitman by Filer Dibble 

by Order of Daily. 

Huntington April 13, 1780. 

by Capt. Squire I wrote the same. 

{File No. 248.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1780, May 2.] 

At a Town Meeting held this 2 day of May 1780 the fol- 
lowing Persons Chosen. 

Trustees Joseph Lewis President Capt. Tmiothy Carll, 
Samuel Oakley Stephen Kellcy, Timothy Conkling Gilbert 

Fleet. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk & Treasurer. 
Chosen to take care of Intested Estates Justice Williams 

Stephen Kelcy. 

Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Solomon Ketcham. 
Commissioners John Brush Stephen Kelcy Solomon 

Ketcham. 

Assessors John Brush Stephen Kelcy. 
Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 
Overseers of the Poor Silas Sammis Jacob Brush. 
To take care of fi res Col. Conkling and ten others. 

than anv you ever lived in yet. 20 days you have to make 
vour escape " Maj. Brush is described in an account of one ot 
his adventures as "A small, well-built man with red hair 
sandy complexion and a bright eye, strong as Hercules and 
bold as a Hon " The list above given evidently does not 
contain the names of all who abandoned their property here 
rather than submit, but it is important as the only list among 
the records. — C. R. S.] 



64 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Fence Viewers Henry Sammis & twenty four others. 
Overseers of Highway's Eliphelet Jarvis & thirty others. 
A hog act passed. 

Chosen Constable and CoUecter Jesse Whitman. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 332.) 



[1780, July 1 1 

A List of Wood 
Huntington and in 
1780. 

John Wood 
Obediah Piatt 
Solomon Ketcham 
Timothy Conkling 
Thomas Conkling 
Jeremiah Wood 
Jonas Williams 
Stephen Ketcham 
Robert Conkling 
Silas Sammis 
John Brush 
Tredvvell Brush 
Joseph Sammis 
Timothy Sammis 
Jonas Rogers 
Dan^ Hendrickinder 

son 
George Youngs 
Alexander Rorgers 
Isaac Ketcham 
Jeams Rorgers 
Jonas Sammis 
John Sammis 
Silvanus Sammis 
Ananias Conkling 
Philip Conkling 
Nehemiah Wdiitman 
Sam' Nostran 
Jeams Nostran 
John Foster 

{File. No. 261.) 



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Selah Wood 
Stephen White 
Joseph Ireland 
Nath' Whitman 
John Oakely 
Eliphelet Chichester 
Malbat Burtis 
Jonathan Brush 
Jacob Ketcham 
Nathan Valentine 
Rich'i Smith 
Samuel Oakley 
Theadorus Vanwicke 
Jacobmiah Brush 
Benj. Brush 
Ezekiel Brush 
Ananias Brush 
Nath'' Brush 
Zophar Brush 
Jesse Ketcham 
Wilmott Oakly 
Zophar Ketcham 
Daniel Ireland 
John Howard 
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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6$ 

[1780, Sept. II.] 

Huntington, September ii 1780 
By Virtue of an Order from the Barrack Master you are 
required Imediately to warn all the Inhabitants of the 
Town, to Cart their Wood for Goverment, (each man his 
Proportion as was before pointed out by tickets) to John 
Brushes Landing without Delay; for the Vessels have 
waited some time where an Officer of the MilHtia will 
point out a spot for the Wood to be Laid to prevent fur- 
ther Cartage, the Wood must be Down in ten Days if Pos- 
sible ; When the Wood is down it will be Measured by 
Capt. Squires, and Receits Given both for Wood and Cart- 
age to an officer of the Millitia, the Wood to be Corded 4 
Feet 9 inches. 

Phillip Conkling Esq. 
N. B. Your Teams are not to be Brest when Carting 

Wood. 

{File No. 247.) 



Jamaica y« 23*^ September 1780 
I do hereby certify that Eliphilet Sammises four ox team 
and Ezekiel Conklings Jeremiah Woods -5^ * * * * 
and Joseph Wickes Nathaniel * * * * and Nathan 
Platts wagons were employed two days carrying the sick 
of the second Batt. Light Infantry from Huntington to 

Jamaica. 

Tho. Armstrong 
Major comm*^ 2"'' B. 2 I. 

Jamaica y" 23 September 1780 I hereby certify that two 
four ox teams of Zophar were employed two days in car- 

[NoTE. — The 3^ear 1780, now drawing to a close, had been 
one of almost uninterrupted disaster to the patriot cause 
throughout the country. The British Parliament had voted 
$100,000,000, 85,000 seaman and 35,000 troops in addition to 



66 HtJT^TINGTO]^ TOWN RECORDS. 

rying the sick of the 2^ Batt Q Infantry from Huntington 

to Jamaca. 

Tho. Armstrong 
Major Com. 2 B. Q. I. 

{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 58.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1781, May I.] 

At a Town Meeting held this first day of May 1781 the 
following Persons chosen. 

Trustees Joseph Lewis President. 

Eliphelet Chichester Capt. Digbe Jonah Scudder Tim- 
othy Conklin Stephen Kelcy Solomon Ketcham. 

Solomon Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

To take care of Intestate estates Justic Williams Stephen 
Kelcy. 

Commisioners John Brush, Stephen Kelcy Solomon 
Ketcham. 

Surveyors Capt. Carll Solomon Ketcham. 

Assessors Jesse Ketcham John Ketcham. 

Chosen to take A New Estimate Capt. Carll Samuel 
Oakley. 

Chosen Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Israel Smith and Eliphelet Chichester to estimate Capt. 
Carll's & Samuel Oakly's estates. 

Overseers of the poor Jonathan Scudder and Hubbard 
Conkling. 

Chosen Constable and Collector Ezekiel Conkling. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis & thirteen others. 

Overseers of highways Eliphelet Jarvis & twenty five 
others. 

those already in America. Gen. Benedict Arnold had turned 
traitor and surrendered West Point to the enemy. In the gen- 
eral despondency, the people of Huntington, at this period, 
doubtless had little hope of ever gaining their independence. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6/ 

Capt Squire and Justic Piatt chosen to Buy the Horses 
and take them to Jamaica and to joyn with the men in the 
other towns to chuse other men to Value them. 

Hog act revised. 

[lown Meeting.^, Vol. I, pp. 334-5. 



[1781, June 23.] 

Account Current of Horses Purchased by Capt. John 
Squier and Zophar Piatt Esq. for Huntington for the use 
of Government Huntington June 23 1781. 

Hulet Jones one Mare 

Zophar Smith i Horse 

George Norton i Horse 

Selah Carll i Mare 

Eliphilet Stratten i Horse 

Elemuel Carl Mare & i Horse 

Jesse Smith i Horse 

Eliphilet Chichester 2 Horses & i Mare 

Jesse Fleet i Horse 

Amos Willis i Horse 

John Ketcham i Mare 

Nath" Williams i Horse 

John Carmen i Horse 

Jesse Buffett i Horse 

Shubal Smith i Horse 

Malby Burtis i Mare 

Nathan Valentine i Mare 

John Veall i Mare 

Samuel Jarvis i Mare 

Baldwin i Horse 

William Hobert i Horse 

Baldwin i Horse 

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68 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Charge on the above 
Mistake against myself i6s. 



O b}^ Cash Reed, at the office 

172 13 2 
The first Cost & Charges upon Twenty five Horses 
purchased by the Town of Huntington for the use of Gov- 
ernment. 

Huntington August 11, 1781. 
i^920 17s. 2d. 
Thursday August 9th 1781. 

Rec'd from the Q. M. General for the 25 Horses which 
was valued at ^749 

{File No. 243.) 



[CENSURE OF HUNTINGTON MILITIA.] 

[1 78 1, July 16.] 

Extract of a Letter from Major Gen' D*" Reidesel, to 
Brigad'' Gen' D"^ Lancey, Dated 

Brooklyn July 16"' 1781 

I likewise have to beg of you, My Dear General to let 
my Perfect satisfaction & Thanks be communicated 
through the proper Channel to Capt. Youngs; Officers 
& Troops, & Capt. Van Wykes Company of Foot, also to 
such of the Queens Count}- Militia as turned out for their 
alertness & Willingness to Assist Lieut. Co" Upam. It 
Grieves me to to be under the Necessity of excluding from 
this Number the Huntington Militia. But their unwilling 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 69 

Conduct & absolute neglect in Giving any support to 
Lloyds Neck but too sensibly Obliges me to it.* 

{File No. 244.) 



To Geo. D. Ludlow, Magestrate of Police at Jamaica on 
Long Island. 

The Petition of Sarah Williams and her Son John Wil- 
liams Inhabitants of Huntington Humbly Prayeth that 
your Honour would be pleased to grant Restistution being 
made her son for false imprisonment and Charges from 
Capt. Glover of the Whale boats who took him Prisoner 
June 22, 1779 When he was carried to New York before 
Gen^' Jones who Imediately discharged him the second 
time Imprisoned 28 of June 1779 and Carried on board of 
a Refugee Privateer where he was detained till the 4^'' of 
July in Irons where I found him at Brooklyn Ferry then 
sent to Jail in New York by a party of Refugees 
The Bill of Charges against Capt Glover 
Expenses while on board & my passage to New £ 

York which is 20 

A fire lock Valued at 216 

^ Gallon of spirits and bottle o 8 

Charges for Going to New York three times and 

board Whilst there 8 o 

Paid for the hire of a Man to carry papers from 

Coll. Hewlett to New York 2 o 

For Nessarys whilst sick in Jail and for a 
Womans attendance besides the false Impris- 
onment A O 



19 

{File No. 246 ) 



[*This historical disparagement of the Huntington militia is 
the best compliment they could possibly receive. — C. R. S.] 



70 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1781, Aug. 3.] 

Aug. 3. a body of armed men with fixed bayonets, came 
to the house of Gilbert and Simon Fleet, near Huntington 
and robbed the 2 families of all the money and plate they 
could find (in their possession), and had nigh strangled one of 
them by hanging him up to a beam in his kitchen. Aug. 
15. 81. 

{"0," p. 102, File No. 210.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1781, Oct. 2.]" 

At a Town Meeting held this 2 Day of Oct. 1781. the 
following Persons chosen in the Room of those Deceased. 

John Brush President. 

Thomas Jarvas Trustee. 

John Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

Zophar Piatt Esq. Chosen Commissioner. 

John Brush surveyor. 

The same Day it was Voted that Philip Conkling Jere- 
miah Wood Ezekiel Conkling Alexander Denton should 
furnish Beef for the use of the shiping Lying in Hunting- 
ton Bay. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. 1, p. 335.) 

[ *The battle of Yorktown was fought about this time and 
Cornwallis, on October 19, surrendered the port of Yorktown 
and Gloucester with over 7,000 British soldiers to Washington, 
and ail the shipping in the harbor to Count DeGrasse, the 
French Admiral, and Congress appointed the 13th of December 
following as a day of public thanksgiving for the great success 
of the American armies ; but this success seems to have led to 
more tyrannical treatment by the British soldiers of the people 
of Huntington. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1781, Dec. 25.] 
A List of the Guards In Town Spot, 1781 Decembr 4. 



71 



TUESDAY NIGHT GUARD. 
Jeremiah Wood 
Amos Piatt 

Timothy Conkling Sen'' 
Piatt Tucker 
Jacob Place 
John Ketcham 
Conkling Ketcham 
Philip Sammis 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GUARD. 

Salvenus Chichester 
Stephen Kelcy 
David Conkling 
Joseph Sammis 
Timothy Sammis 
Ebenezer Brush 
John Samis 

THURSDAY NIGHT GUARD. 
Jacob Mott 
Silas Sammis 
Abel Conkling 
William Place 
Hubbard Conkling 
Doct^ Piatt 
Abel Conklinsf ' 



FRIDAY NIGHT GUARD. 
Titus Bennett 
William Ward 
John Brush 
Alexander Denton 
Benj. Gould 
John Williams 
Jesse Sammis in Town. 

SATURDAY NIGHT GUARD. 
Jonas Piatt 
Scudder Sammis 
Nath' Vanderburg 
Timothy Conkling Jun"" 
Ezekiel Conkling 
Ananias Conkling 
Sam^' Conkling 

SUNDAY NIGHT GUARD. 
Philip Conkling 
Gilbert Williams 
Jesse Piatt , 
John Sammis 
Moses Jarvis 
Jacob Place 
Peleg Wood 



We, the subscribers, Do freely Associate & Volentarily 
Agree to keep up a Guard for our Own &our Neighbours 
Preservation therefore Do * * * * ^ Agree to pay 
the sum of ten shillings Currancy For Every Failur of Ap- 

[NoTE. — Though the war continued nominally several 
months longer, and the people of Huntington suffered more 
than ever from the barbarities of the soldiers camped in their 
midst, the fighting practically came to an end early the next 
Spring. The War Ministry of Lord Northwent out of power, 
and in May instructions were given by the British Govern- 
ment to negotiate for an early peace, and the Summer of 1782 
passed in correspondence with a view to peace. — C. R. S.] 



72 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

pearance on the Night forfit For Each Guard s*^ Guard to 
Meet at 7 O'clock in 3'^ Evening and not to be up till 5 
O'clock in the Moi-ning. 
Huntington Dec. 25^'' 1781. 
{File No. 245.) 



[1782, March 5.] 

I hereb}" certify that John Hendrickson of Huntington 
was employed with his waggon & horses four Days from 
the first of March 1782 in removing Provision from Ja- 
maica to Llo3^ds Neck for the use of his Majestys Troops 
at the last place. 

J. Upham, Br. Cob, &c. 
Lloyd's Neck, March 5, 1782. 
To Peter Paumier Esqr. D. Com. Genl. 
{War Claims, Vol. I,x)- 57.) 



1782, Apr. 2.] 

Lloyds Neck April 2^ 1782. 

Sir. — You will Furnish two Waggons with Horses & 

Drivers out of y'' Company to go to Jamaica next Friday 

Morning for the purpose of removing Provisions from 

thence for the use of his Majestys Troops at this Place. 

[Note. — The 17th Regiment Light Dragoons, Seventy- 
first Infantry, Tarleton's Legion, the Queen's Rangers, the 
Hessian Yagers, the Prince of Wales' Regiment and several 
companies of Provincials were more or less of them camped at 
Huntington all through the war, and war ships were anchored 
in Huntington Bay. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 73 

You will have them Paraded early on Friday Morning- 
next at a Place agreed on. 

by Ord' of U Co'^ Upham 
Thomas Cutler Capt. 

W. N. England. 
Capt. Conkling, Huntington Militia. 
( War Claims, Vol. I., p. 12.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1782, May 7.] 

At A Town Meeting held this seventh day of May 1782 
the following Person chosen. 

Trustees Capt. Thomas Jarvis President John Brush 
Timothy Conkling Eliphiiet Chichester John Wickes 
Epenetus Conkling Piatt Carll. 

John Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

To take care of Intestate estates John Brush and Zophar 
Piatt Esq. 

Commissioners John Brush John Wickes John Ketcham. 

Surveyors John Brush Capt. Carll Jacobmiah Brush. 

Assessors John Brush Nathaniel Williams. 

Chosen to take a new Estimate Timothy Conkling An- 
anias Carll. 

Chosen Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Overseers of the poor, Jeremiah Wood Jr. Zebulon Piatt. 

Chosen Constable & Collector Ezekiel Conkline. 

To take care of Fires Jesse Conkling and eight others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and fourteen others. 

To furnish Beef for the use of the shiping In Hunting- 
ton Bay belonging to his Majesty, Philip Conkling Jere- 
miah Wood Jun*- Ezekiel Conkling. 

Overseers of Highways Eliphiiet Jarvis & twenty six 
others. 



74 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

By Virtue of an Order from Judge Ludlow bearing- 
Date July lo, 1 78 1 being Read on this Day to the Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Huntington for the Various 
Duties set forth in the Order for the Assistance of Gov- 
erment. And the Vote was carried that the Burthens of 
Goverment should be equally Bourn by each Inhabitant 
according to the Poor Rate. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. I, p. 336.) 



[1782, May 10.] 

These Certify that William Johnson with his Wagon & 
two Horses have been employed Two Days viz 9. & 10. 
Instant May in Transporting Provision from Jamaica to 
this Place for the use of his Majestys Troops here. 
Lloyds Neck May 10, 1782 

J. Upham B. Col. &c. 
To Peter Paumier Esq. Deputy Com. Genl. &c. 
{War Claims, Vol. l,p. 72.) 



[1782, Sept. II.] 

Your Memorialists having a few Day past sent your 
Excellency a Memorial with an account of our Loss we 
had then sustained on Fresh Beef Requesting your Excel- 
lency would allow us ^ per lb. for said Beef which we had 
suplj^ed his Majestys Armed Vessels with for this Quarter 
at the same time Impowering Mr Conkling to Contract 
for Fresh Beef in Behalf of said Town to be issued here- 
after and as Mr. Conkling has brought us no Answer from 
your Excellency 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 75 

Your Memorialists once more begs your Excellency 
would send us an Answer and that we were and are ever 
willing to suply his Majesty Armd Vessels here with fresh 
Beef without any Profits to our selves nor would we wish 
to be any Lossers. 

Huntington Sept. ii^'' 1782. 
{File No. 239.) 



[1782, Oct. 3.] 

To His Excellency Sir Guy Carleton Knight of the most 
Honourable Order of the Bath General and Commander 
in Chief of his Majestys Forces in North America &c. &c. 

The Memorial of John Squire Humbly Showeth 

That Your Memorialest was Authorized and Impowered 
by several Inhabitants of Huntington Township Suffolk 
County on Long Island, to Recover the several sums of 
Money : Due them by Government, for Forage &c. which 
they had Delivered, as p'' Certificates Did Appear to be 
Dew about twelve Months past. That your Memoralist 
Produced said Certificates at the Office which was Ac- 
knowledged to be good and Due. That your Memoralist 
has at several times asked for payment for said Certificates 
to the Amount of about three hundred Pounds Currancy, 
which has hitherto been Neglected to be Done. Your 
Memoralist therefore Most Humblv Prays that your Ex- 
cellency Would Please to take into your Consideration 
the Necessary Wants of these Inhabitants That Furnished 
the supplies for his Majestie's service And Order the same 
be Paid. And as in Duty Bound your Memoralist Will 
ever be Thankful. 

New York Oct. 3, 1782. John Squire. 

{File No. 240.) 



•]6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[ACCOUNT OF WORK DONE ON FORT 
GOLGOTHA.] 

[178?, Nov. 5.] 

Huntington November 5'^ 1782 
Being called upon by Co" Thomson to Give Assistance 
by 7*'^ Instant of my Company the Numbers of Servants 
and Waggons & Horses ox teams & Oxen in each mans 
possession Accordingly I did, then he Ordered me to send 
one Quarter of the men with Axes Day by Day till the 
works were done, on Failur some times of the Men he 
Repeatedly sent me Orders to warn them again which was 
done and this is the List of their Labour, Timber and 
straw and how far carried in the first Collumn is the 
Number of Days works done by the men for the Fort the 
second the Days work with Drivers, Horss and Wagons 
in the third Value of timber with Carting Forth of straw. 

Days 
Work Wagons Timber Straw 

Silas Sammis to Carpenter work 15 2 

Philip Sammis Carpenter 4 

Jesse Sammis 5 i 

Isaac Wood Carpenter 46 i 

[* While the fort was being constructed a force of carpenters 
was set at work tearing down the church, which stood where the 
present First Presbyterian Church now stands, and the material 
was used in building the fort. Lumber in barns and other 
buildings was also taken for the purpose. Apple orchards 
were cut down and fences levelled in all direction and used on 
the fort. The fort was built in about 15 days. It faced the 
north, about five rods front, with a gate in the middle. The 
works, including huts for the soldiers, occupied about two acres 
of ground. The tombstones, which were dug up, went into 
the construction of the fort for fireplaces and ovens and it is a 
tradition that loaves came out of these ovens with the reversed 
inscription on the tombstones on the lower crust. These out- 
rageous acts were principally committed after peace had been 
determined upon by Great Britian and this country. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 'Jf 

Zebulon Whitman cSl Nathanel Vander- 

burg- 6 

Obcdiah Piatt 5 

Richard wSmith 4 2 3: 4 i 

Furmon Smith i 
John Ketcham 2\ 3: 4 

John Morgan Carpenter work 10 

Jacob Brusli Juri'' 6 i|- 

James Long 4 

WiUiam Haviland 7 

Zophcr Ketcham 4 1:12 i 

Daniel Nostran 3 i ^ 

Nathaniel Williams 6^ 

Ezekiel Conkling 4 

Ebenezer Briggs 2 

John Brush 5 3 

Jesse Brush 2 3 

Henry Titus 2 4 

Ezra Conkling 5 o 

Ananias Conkling 7 o 3: 4 

Benjamin Goold 2 

Samuel Haviland a Carpenter 3 

Samuel Deane Carpent. work 5 
Augustin Sam mis 5 

Alexander Sammis 4 i 
Henry Sammis thirty bords one foot 

wide & thirteen feet longe 4 

Conkling Ketcham 5 7 4: o 

John Wood Sr. 3 i 

Jesse Whitman o 7 1:02 

Scudder Sammis 6 

Thomas Conkling 3 1 1 

Timothy Conkling & Abel 6 3 

David Conkling 6 3 

Tredwel Brush 4 2 



78 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



DarlJn Whitney 
MoUvee Burtis 
Zophar Brush 
Jecomah Brush Carpenter 
Benjamin Brush Carpenter 
Isaac Young-s 
Richard Conkling 
Jacob May bee & William 
Heulet Jones 
Jonas Rogers 
Daniel Hendrickson 
Zebulon Rogers 
Alexander Rogers 
John Jones 
Israel Titus 
Zachariah Rogers 
Isaac Rogers 
Henery Alley 
Alexander Denton 
Joseph Denton 
Ebenezer Goold 
John Buffett 
Jonas Samis 
John Wood Jr. 
Amos Piatt 
Jeremiah Wood 
Samuel Ketcham 
John Sammis miller 
James Rogers 
Jonas Williams 
John & Gilbert Williams 
Hubart Conkling 
John Whclor Carpenter 
Nathan Valintine 
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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 79 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1782, Nov. 14.] 

At a Town Meeting Held this 14"^ Day of Nov. 1782 at 
the House of Justic Piatt esq. 

A Vote was carried that the Garrison in Town should 
be supplied with Fuel at 4 Dollars per cord. 

Also a Vote was carried to chuse four men to se that 
said wood was furnished and to Contract with Coll. Thom- 
son on the best Terms whose names are undermentioned. 

Contractors for Wood, Philip Youngs Jacob Brush 
Eliphilet Stratten David Smith. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. I., p. 338.) 



[1782, Nov. 17. 

Huntington november 17 day 1782. 
For working as carpender upon the fort for Cornel tom- 
son fifteen days and cartain too days with the wagon 

timber. 

Silas Sammis. 

For working Carpenter work fore days. 

Philip Sammis. 
{War Claim, Vol. I.,p 35.) 



[1782, Nov. 22.] 

A Ust of Wood Land belonging to the Inhabitants of 

Huntington and in Capt. Conklings Destrict Nov. 22, 1782. 

John Wood 35 Selah Wood 20 

Obediah Piatt 15 Stephen White 25 

Solomon Ketcham 40 Joseph Ireland 40 

Timothy Conkling 18 Nath" Whitman 20 

Thomas Conkling 12 John Oakley 

Jeremiah Wood 18 Eliphelet Chichester 10 

Jonas Williams 10 Malbah Burtis 8 



8o 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Stephe Ketcham 
Hubba^'d Conkling 
Silas Sammis 
John Brush 
Tredwell Brush 
Joseph Sammis 
Timothy Sammis 
Jonas Rogers 
Dan" Hendricson 
George Youngs 
Alexander Rogers 
Isaac Wood 
Ananias Conkling 
Peleg Wood 
Nehemiah Whitman 
Sam" Nostran or Father 
Joseph White 
Wiimot Oakley 
{File No. 238.) 



1 8 Jonathan Brush la 

12 John Buffett 15 

20 Nathan Valentine 4a 

45 Richd. Smith 10 

30 Sam" Oakley 70 

7 Jacobmiah Brush 14 

7 Benj. Brush 14 
10 Ezekiel Brush 14 

8 Nath" Brush Widow 10 
12 Ananias Brush 10 
15 Zophar Brush 10 
20 Jesse Ketcham 20 
10 Zophar Ketcham 20 
15 Daniel Ireland 2a 

100 John Howard 2a 

15 Danll. Nostran 20 

12 Israel Ketcham 10 
40 



[1782, Nov. 23.] 

Huntington Nov. 23, 1782. 
Whereas we the subscribers whose names are under 
written was Chosen by a Town Meeting to Furnish the 
Troops with Wood in Behalf of the Town we find that the 
Town ship is so much Divided that we desire that every 
Capt would Consult their Company Just as they think 
Propper and send a man or two or the whole Company at 
Piatt Carll's on Wednesdavnext at 12 O'Clock on said Day. 

r Philip Youngs. 



By us 



Jacob Brush. 
Eliphilet Stratton. 
David Smith. 



N, 



B. — Each mans proportion must be leveled in Wood. 

{File No. 242.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 8l 

To His Excellency Robert Digby Esq., Rear Admiral of 
the Red & Commander in Chief &c. *&:c. 

The Memorial of the Inhabitants of Huntington on Long 
Island Present. 

That 3'ou Memorealests having about Two months ago 
sent your Excellency an Act of the Loss we had then sus- 
tained on fresh Beef which we had furnished the armed 
Vessels with here up to that time. Beging your Ex- 
cellency would take the Matter into Consideration & alow 
us such prices as would make up the whole or a part of 
said Loss. As yet we have Reed, no answer, Except yes- 
terday Mr. Youngs told us we ware to Receive ^ p' lb. 
We here Inclose the Acct. up to this day since the 30*^ 
June by which your Excellency will be able to see our 
further Loss. & we by your Excellency would alow us ^ pr. 
lb. for said Beef or send orders to your Cap'" here Not to 
Issue fresh Beef any longer, or that they May be suplied 
through some other Line. For which your Memoralist 
doth ever Pray. 

Mr Conkling the bearer was Impowered to Contract for 
said Beef in behalf of said Town. 
{File No. 250.) 



[ORDER OF COL. THOMPSON FOR BUILDING 
FORT GOLGOTHA.] 

[1782, Nov. 26.] 

Huntington Novem'' 26"^ 1782. 
By Virtue of an Order from Lieut. Coll. Thomson you 
must Imediately warn all the Carpenters in Capt. Conk- 
ling District Especially those whose names are under 
written to appear by 8 O Clock every morning with their 
Tools to work at said Fort in Town on Failure of which 
I"' under an Obligation to return their names Imediately 



82 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

thej must also appear at the time every Morning- and not 
go away till Dismissed or they will not be Credited for a 
Days work. 

Philip Conkline Capt. 

Hubbard Conkline 

Sam" Haveland. 

Jn° Morgan. 

Rich'^ Rogers. 

Benj. Brush. 

Isaac Selah. 

John Wheler. 

Isaac Wood. 

Dan" Higby. 

To Sag^ Conklin Ketcham, Huntington to labour on fort 
Golgotha. 

{File No. 241.) 

[Note. — "Near the center of the village of Huntington there 
is a hill of considerable elevation, forming the northern termi- 
nus of a range of hills coming from the South. It commands 
a fine view of the harbor, bay and sound and the distant shores 
of Connecticut. This hill had been consecrated ground, for 
all around its sloping sides to the crown of the eminence were 
the graves of the ancestors of the inhabitants. It had been the 
principal burying ground in the town for more than a hundred 
years, and was well occupied with graves, a large portion of 
which were marked by tombstones. It was upon this spot, 
sacred to the tenderest sentiments of the human heart, that 
Col. Thompson decided to erect his fort, and he chose the 
highest part of the hill, where some traces of the work may yet 
be seen. Probably nothing could have been done by the 
British soldiers at this period to so profoundly move the peo- 
ple to anger and grief as this horrid sacrilege and when, on the 
26th day of November, the order went forth from the com- 
manding General, directing the inhabitants to come with their 
spades, axes, and teams and commence the work of desecra- 
tion, we may well imagine there was a fiery indignation kin- 
dled in the hearts of the people, which neither time nor cir- 
cumstance, nor ought else than death could ever quench." — 
From the Hisioiy of Uinidfigton by Charles R. Street in Munsel (Sr* 
Co.'s History of Suffolk County ^ page 43.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 83 

Sr^. — If 3'ou can Git me a good Qr'"" veale or a good pig 
or 4^ Doz Good chickens amongst y' Company pray Dow 
it for I cannot Live on Salty Meate every Day & you will 
oblige. 

S-" yr. to Sat. 
CoRS Veorns. 

To Isaac Brush Esq' 

{File No. 255.) 



[1782, Dec. 3.] 

Huntington December 3"^ 1782. 
By Virtue of an Order from L*^ Coll Thomson you are 
ordered to warn all the Waggons in your District To ap- 
pear at the Fort tomorrow morning by 7 O Clock to Cart 
Provision from the Vessels to the store — fail not. 

Philip Conkling Capt. 
To Sargt. Timothy Conkline &c. &c. 
(War Claims, Vol. I., p. 74 j 



[DESCRIPTION OF THE FORT.] 

[1782, Dec. 8.] 

Information by D. M., an inhabitant of Stamford. 
On the ist Dec, he was at Huntington passing for an 
inhabitant, and passed, within 4 rods of the front of the 
Fort which faces the north. It is about 5 rods in front 
with a gate in the middle, it extends a considerable distance 
north and south ; the works were altogether of earth, about 
six foot high, no pickets or any other obstruction to the 
works, except a sort of ditch, which was very inconsidera- 
ble some brush like small trees fixed on the top of the 



84 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

works, in a perpendicular form ; he was told it encom- 
passed near 2 acres of ground. It is built on a rising- 
ground, and takes in the burying-ground ; the Meeting 
house they have pulled down. The troops consist of 
Thompson's regiment, the remains of the Queen's Rangers 
and the Legion, being 550 effective ; they are quartered as 
compact as possible in the inhabitants houses and barns, 
and some hutted along the sides of the Fort, which makes 
one side of the fort. The inhabitants of Huntington do 
suffer exceedingly from the treatment they receive from 
the troops, who say the inhabitants of that County are all 
Rebels, and therefore they care not how they suffer. 
Dec. 8, 1782. 

("0,"p. 26Z,File No. 268.) 



[VALUE OF THE CHURCH BELL AND OTHER 
PROPERTY TAKEN.] 

Goverment D"^ 

To the townd of Huntington. 

At the meeting house of Huntington taken said townd 
at several times (namely) by General Delancy Command 
at Huntington his briggade and Lastly in this 1782 by CoL 
Thoms(Mi of the Kings American Dragoons Valued and 
Estimated by David Resco and Hubbard Conkling Chosen 
by y'^ trustees for that purpose to be worth four hundred 
Pound Currancy. 

To the Bell belonging to s'^ Meeting Flouse taken and 
Carry ed off by Capt Ascough of The Swan Stationed in 
Huntington Bay Cost the Town Seventy five Pounds. 

To the burying yard Fence Composed of 260 best of 
pine Boards ben erected about five years taken by ordrs of 
Col. Tarlton or Major Cockran's they being both present 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



85 



in Town when Taken prized by 
3s p'' ps ani*^ to 

{File No. 260.) 



to be worth 



[ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY IN HUNTINGTON 
ABOUT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.^] 



[1782.] 

Nath'' Williams Estate 

Silas Sammis 

Molbah Burtice 

Charles Grice 

John Brush 

Elephilet Brush . 

Joseph Wickes 

Joseph Whitman 

Isaac Scidmore 

John Squire 

Charrity Titus 

Stephen Ketcham & Son 

Jonas Williams 

Israel Ketcham 

David Ketcham 

Solomon Ketcham Estate 

Isaac Ketcham 

Phillip Conkling 

Timothy Conkling 

Peleg Wood 

Isaac Wood . 



£ 
90 

100 

80 

10 

340 
12 

30 

12 

no 

72 

27 

135 

112 

70 

30 

412 

225 

60 

137 
100 

157 



10 



10 



o 
10 



10 



10 



[*The total amount of the assessment is ^2^,^°4 
in round numbers to $78,000. This is about ^ of 
assessed value of property in the town. — C. R. S.] 



, los., equal 
the present 



86 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Jeremiah Wood . 

Thomas Conkling & Son 

Hubbart Conkling 

Salvenus Chichester 

Richard Conkling 

Timothy Sammis . 

Stephen Woods Estate 

John Morgan . 

Samuel Conkling 

Israel Titus 

Zebulon Titus 

Ezekiel Conkling . 

Zebulon Piatt 

Jonas Rogers . 

W"" Haviland 

Jesse Brush 

Jesse Sammis 

Alexander Sammis . 

Henry Titus 

Piatt & Abell Rogers 

Isaac Rogers 

Alexander Rogers . 

Benjamin Conkling Estate 

Salvenus Sammis . 

James Long 

John Sammis Miller 

Jonas Sammis 

James Rogers 

Widdovv Elizibeth Rogers 

Widdow Elizibeth Denton 

Ebenezer Gould 

Joseph Conkling 

John Sammis 

Jonathan Stratton . 

William Allibe . 



126 
92 
64 
90 
52 
30 
22 
16 
16 
60 
10 

34 

40 

80 

160 

150 

120 

112 

82 

47 
20 

145 
100 
172 

12 
135 
137 
194 

20 

7 

32 

100 

45 
10 
10 



10 



IQ 



10 



10 

10 

O 



10 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



87 



James Smith . 
Joseph Sammis . 
Josiah Buffett 
William Netheway 
Josiah Wheeler 
Reuben Johnson 
William Johnson 
Capt Thomas Jarvis 
John Mageer 
Jonathan Scudder 
Thomas Scudder 
Shobell Smith . 
Joseph Bennett 
Moses Jarvis 
John Johnson & Son 
Isaac Locey 
Stephen Kelcey 
Nath^^ Kelcey 
Israel Wood . 
Lamuel Douglass 
Samuel Allen Estate 
Capt John Wickes 
Hezekiah Wickes 
John Kelcy 
Thomas Oakes 
Elephilet Strattain 
Samuel Strattain 
Obediah Flatts Estate 
PhiUip Youngs 
Scudder Lewis . 
John Baily 
David Rusco 
Henry Smith 
Zachariah Smith 
Doct"^ Daniel Wiggins 



12 


10 


30 




36 


5 


40 




17 


10 


50 




116 


5 


50 




7 


10 


290 





150 




45 





25 





58 





54 





40 




100 




no 




150 




. 40 




40 




100 




18 




36 




II 


5 


200 




60 




160 




190 




260 




25 




60 




222 




^6 




36 





88 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Obediah Piatt . 

Jonathan Jarvis 

Nath" Harrison 

Moses Ralpht 

Ruben Ralpht 

Zophar Piatt Esq'' . 

Joseph Lewis's Homested 

Joseph Lewis Mills & C" 

Michael Bedle . 

Jobe Sammis . 

Mathew Bunce . 

Doct' Zophar Piatt 

Jacob Brush 

Tredwell Brush 

David Conkling- . 

Piatt Brush . 

William Place 

Jesse Fleet 

Simon Fleet Jun"" Estate 

Jeremiah Fleet 

Joseph Higbe 

Ezra Conkling- 

Thomas Dennice Coope: 

Ichabod Jarvis 

Abraham Jarvis . 

Samuel Wickes 

James Hill . 

Nath" Udle . 

John Jarvis 

Stephen Jarvis Estate 

Benjamin Denice 

Isaac Dennice 

Elemuel Wickes 

Josiah Wickes Estate 

Thomas Totten . 



60 

150 

50 

52 

20 

130 

130 

no 

48 

50 

120 

561 

150 

no 

26 

52 

60 

n2 

140 

160 

42 
29 
20 
50 

55 
28 

63 

113 

1 10 

10 

60 

76 

Z7 
40 

35 



10 



10 



10 



10 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



89 



Ambrus Wickes 

John Wood Hunter 

Isaac Keen 

John Wheeler 

Zachariah Rogers . 

Joseph Smith Estate 

Joseph Mott . 

John Freebody . 

Filetus Smith 

Selah Bunce Estate 

Epenetus Bryan 

William Nichols 

Jesse Oakes 

Ephraim Oakes . 

Noah Rogers 

Nathan Huzze 

Josiah Pederick 

Jacob Piatt 

Josiah Rogers Black Smith 

Samuel Bunce 

Phenious Sills 

John Sills 

Amenin Mobery 

Alexander Lewis 

Isaac Bunce Jun'" . 

Samuel & Abell Akerly 

Jonas Piatt 

Widdow Sarah Piatt . 

Jacob Baily 

Zophar Rogers. . 

Ananias Conkling . 

Elemuel Bryan . 

Henry Jarvis . 

Amos Soaper 

Josiah Soaper 



24 
142 

43 
52 
160 
140 
1 1 
50 
18 

44 

170 

20 

95 

40 

120 

13 
10 

6S 
114 
46 
25 
17 
15 
27 

55 
70 
29 
8 
10 

200 
44 
47 

100 

52 
16 



10 



10 



10 



10 



10 
10 



10 



10 



90 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Elemuel Soaper . 

Elephilet Sammis . 

Richard Ruland 

John Ruland .... 

Jacobus Hubs 

Epenetus Piatt Jun'' Estate . 

Whited Gildersleve . 

Isaac Ketcham Estate . 

Ezekiel Ketcham 

Hubard & Nehemiah Ketcham 

Calob Ketcham . 

Daniel Hendrickson 

Stephen Hendrickson 

Jacamiah Rogers . 

Ebenezer Bryant 

John Bunce 

Capt. Timothy Scudder 

Melanchton Bryan 

Thomas Fleet Jun"" 

Thomas Scidmore . 

Phillip Scidmore 

Jacob Smith . 

Hezekiah Smith 

John Wood South 

Benjamin Guildersleve 

Epenetus Smith 

Jonah Scudder . 

Moses Neal 

Jesse Bryan 

Piatt Neal 

Isaac Bunce Sen"" 

John Totten Jun"" . 

Joseph Scidmore Widow 

Samuel Scidmore Estate 

Elephilet Jarvis . 



Estate 



55 




60 




12 


lO 


68 




12 


ID' 


140 




115 




65 




60 


o- 


76 


Q 


38 




100 




60 


O' 


65 





100 





90 


O' 


200 




290 




185 





75 





62 


10 


22 


la 


10 





21 


S 


82 





90 





175 


O' 


80 




13 





144 





50 





50 




25 





81 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. gi 

Piatt Arthur 72 lo 

Jonathan Sam mis Sen' 35 

David Sammis Farms , • . . . • 15 

Seth Jarvis 10 

Nehemiah Brush Sen' ...,,. 77 10 

Jonathan & Jesse Sammis 20 

Darling Whitney 12 10 

William Griffis . 16 

Simon Fleet Fresh pond 200 

Gilbert Fleet 370 

Selah Piatt 20 

James Bisshop . 36 

Joseph Bunce 47 

Zebudiah Bunce 73, 

Benjamin Soaper 34 

Stephen Higbe 50 

Jesse Buffett 106 

John Buffett 140 

Phillip Jarvis 80 

Jonathan Smith . . . . . . . 167 

Joel Smith 60 

Phillip Smith 150 

David Smith 138 

Daniel Smith 140 

Ebenezer Kellam & brothers . . . .130 

Samuel Lewis . . . . . . . 130 

Jeremiah Sammis ....... 79 la 

Daniel Guildersleve 20 

Ichabod Smith 105 

Easter Brush 50 

Ananias Carll 125 

Nath^i Smith 20 

Isaac Smith Jun'' 30 

Silos Carll 116 

James Soaper ....... 60 



92 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Piatt Carll .... 

Timothy Carll 

Vanakerly Robbins 

Scudder Robbins . 

Benjamin Cheeseman 

Simon Totten 

Loce Totten 

Michael Remp 

John Soaper 

Widdow Blatchly & Son Moses 

Benjamin Blatchly 

Michael Hart 

Stephen Willets 

Gilbert Carll . 

George Nortan . 

Selah Carll 

Jesse Smith 

Isaac Youngs at South . 

Jesse Boalding . 

Salvenus Boalding 

Jacob Boalding . 

Amos Bolding 

Jeremiah Ruland 

.Samuel Smith's Estate . 

Moses Wickes 

Thomas Robbins . 

Nath" Buffett & Son . 

Nath^^ Buffett Jun"" 

Jonah Wood 

Isaac Smith Sen"" 

Amos Smith 

Silos Smith 

John Carmon Dum Estate 

Ebenezer Blatchly 

William Hart 



280 

225 

57 
18 

25 
17 
18 
62 

25 
80 

55 

90 

10 

210 

39 

180 

60 

7 
25 
90 

115 

46 

40 

32 

20 

20 

140 

no 

287 

no 

62 

no 

160 

60 

22 



10 



10 

15 
10 



10 



10 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 



Cornelius Hart 

John Hart . 

Israel & Elephilet Carll 

Ellison Wright . 

John Totten Sen'' . 

Jacob Vanbelt Estate 

John Carmon H. H. Hill 

John M^Coun 

Jacobus Nostran Weaver 

Joseph Udle 

John Rogers Jun'' . 

Jesse Rogers 

John Vanbelt . 

Jacob Conkling Sen'' . 

James Berry . 

James Oakerly Sen'' . 

Nath'i Akly . 

James Akly Jun'' 

Abraham Snedicker 
James Rushmore 

Elkanah Conkling . 

Epenetus Conkling 

Coll Piatt Conkling Estate 

Jesse Conkling . 

Abel Wood South 

Israel Wood South 

Isaac Oakes South 

Arthur Dinge 

Peter Ruland 

Jacob Oakes 

Zophar Smith 

Nehemiah Hartt 

Phillip Kellom 

Obediah Kellom 

Joseph Abbett 



93 



90 

18 
240 
127 

60 

22 

150 
12 

32 

12 

160 

30 
70 
90 
12 

154 
21 

53 
65 
120 
140 
310 
200 
380 

97 
10 

47 

200 

42 

35 
80 

55 
56 

37 
48 



10 

10 
10 
10 



10 



10 



10 



10 
o 



la 



94 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Elijah Chichester 

Samuel Muncey & Son 

Silos Muncey 

Reuben Sammis 

Salvenus Townsend 

Israel Youngs 

Isaac Youngs 

Jonathan Brush 

Jacamiah Brush 

Benjamin Brush 

Joseph Ireland 

Daniel Ireland 

Isaiah Whitman . 

John Foster's Estate 

Obediah Burto . 

Nehemiah Whitman 

Stephen Whitman 

Nathan Vollintine & Son 

Richard Vollintine 

Elephilet Chichester 

Samuel Oakl}^ 

Ananias Brush 

Selah Wood 

Joseph White 

•Stephen White . 

Robert Jarvis 

Jeames Persall 

Daniel Persall 

Docf Vanwarters 

James Nostran 

Yarret Vanfore . 

Jacobus V^ancot 

Abraham Colyer 

Samuel Nostran 

John Whitson Round Swamp 



lO 



12 lO 

lOO 

89 
50 

160 

34 
265 

75 
122 10 

64 5 
125 

37 
155 

55 

13 
244 
180 
198 
150 

95 
171 
160 
180 
120 
116 
100 

15 

24 

20 
40 
60 

15 
42 
46 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



95 



John Colyer 


. 70 




John Howard Smith .... 


40 




Abijah Ketcham . . . . . 


• n 


10 


WillmotOakly 


70 




Jesse Ketcham . . . . • , 


. 61 




Zophar Ketcham .... 


90 




John Powell 


. 90 




Cornelius Vanscot .... 


22 




Gabriel Vanscot . . . . . 


. 16 


10 


Waike Powell 


40 




Isaac Powells Estate . . , . 


. 200 




Joshua Ketcham .... 


215 




Phillip Ketcham . . . . 


12 


10 


Joshua Ketcham Jun'' 


12 


10 


Ruben Ketcham . . . . . 


12 


10 


Alexander & Smith Conkling . 


. • . 180 




Israel Conkling 


. 80 




Silos Carmon South .... 


12 


10 


Isaac Conkling South . . . . 


. 60 




Obediah Vollintine & Waters . 


140 




William Langdon . . . . . 


. 50 




Seth Purdey 


16 


5 


Thomas Burch 


10 




Richard Smith 


40 




Nathan Totten 


. 25 




William Browne at South . 


12 


10 


Anny Havens . . 


10 


10 


Timothy Taylor .... 


22 




Benjamin Denton . . . . 


• 35 




Joseph Piatt black fields . ... 


17 


10 


Isaac Burr 


' 37 


10 


Timothy Smith ..... 


80 




Jacobus Half . ... 


. 15 




John & David Haff .... 


18 




Theodourus Vanwike . . . , 


. 160 





96 



HUXTIXGTOX TO^A'N RECORDS. 



Austin Jarvis 

Daniel Jarvis . 

Daniel Rogers 

Uriah Hubs 

William Hills . 

Samuel Phillips 

Henry Sammis . 

John Oakh' 

William Svsed 

William Stilhvell . 

Silos Wickes 

Ezekiel Brush Jun'' Estate 

Phebe Scudder Daughter to 

Timoth}' Scudder Jun' 

Samuel Powell . 

Silos Newman 

John Abbett 

Miles Oakly . 

Stephen Abbet . 

James Abbet . 

Timothy Abbet 

Piatt Conkling Jun' 

Rev'^ Ebenezer Estate 

Jesse Wickes at South 

Pen Wickes 

Charles Derree 

Daniel Nostran . 

Jonas Powell . 

Joseph Powell 

Richard Wickes 

George Wickes South 

Luke Fleet 

Jesse Whitmen . 

William Ward 

(File No. 267.) 



Timoth}' 



6i 



22 


10 


12 


10 


12 


10 


12 




6o 




6o 




i6o 




15 




15 




52 


10 


40 




120 




75 




9 




54 




50 




64 




27 


10 


18 




40 




32 


10 


52 




105 




61 


10 


40 




16 


10 


35 




40 




10 




15 




65 




60 




22 





HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



97 



This is the account of what I have lost by Robbers one 
hundred Pound one hors five Pound, A mustee Bo}^ ten 
Pounds for work upon the Forts five Pound. 

John Rogers. 

[War aaims. Vol. 1, p. 63.) 



7169 9 6 



904 o o 



[1782.] 

Account of Damages sustain'd by the Inhabitance of 
Huntington by the British Troops & Refugees Account 
carried out and attested to the amount of 

Among which are 140 od Receipts signd 
by Different officers 

Other Damages by Coll. Thomson by 
Labour Fourage &c. 
1781. 

Paid for Loss on Horses 

Paid for Loss on Beef 

Do 

Damages sustained by Labour of Capt. 
Wickes Company on Lloyds Neck & in 
Huntington by Co" Hewlett and Delancey 

Capt. Wickes 5 cattle 26 sheep 12 Hogs 
& timber 

Ezekiel Conkling Loss by Leather, Hor- 
ses prest. Robbery &c 

William Johnson by Cattle sheep &c 
Drafts from Cattle &c. Lost 

Also 
Cash Plundrd, Horses Cattle Sheep &c 



177 

165 

46 



17 10 



15 o 



273 o 



217 



28r 6 





6/6 




10154 10 


4 


97 





950 16 






21383 3 8 



{War Claims, Vol 1, p. 14. 



98 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Simon Fleets Estimate of Losses sustained by Enemy 
during the War in stock of all sorts taken from him in 
money, in provisions in house hold goods plundered In 
Losses of v\arious kinds amounting in the whole 
to ;^i5oo o o 

Jonah Scudder's Losses in Stock & loss of 
other things 171 

Expences while a prisioner in the provost 179 o o 



3S0 o o 



Timothy Scudder's Losses in stock Loss in 
mony & goods plundered Loss of time, team, 
service, graine ii^i20 o o 

Thomas Sciddmores Losses in time in stock 
money and household goods Plundered 

Jesse Bryants' Losse in Cattle & sheep 

Cash robbed by Joseph Hoyt 

Loss of time, work on the forte, team &c 



John Tottons Losses 

Epenetus Smith estimate of Losses by the 
enemy Loss of time for two years exile 
Loss of stock, timber & money 



Moses Vail Loss of Cattle, Horses money 
Plundered and other things 

Lemuel Bryant Losses in stock and Loss of 
time and- other Losses 

Isaac Scidmors Losses in timber Vessle and, 
cargo, stock Clothing mony stolen buildings 
provisions £iSoo o o 

Gilbert Fleets Losses of stock mony stolen 
and other things ;66oo o o 

John Stratton' Losses of time and expences £/0 o o 



X"200 








-^120 








16 








30 






166 








^.300 








100 








300 








i^400 








£300 








£150 









HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 99 

While a prisoner Loss of stock and other 
things 230 o o 

John Bunce Estimate of losses Loss in hor- 
ses, cattle, sheep, mony stolen ^300 o o 

Benjamin Gildersleeve loss by the enemy 
Loss of time & expences in the * * Loss 
of stock -^322 o o 

Neamiah Brush Loss in stock & plunder ^^150 o o 

{War Claims, Vol l,p. 37.) 



[ACCOUNT OF TOMBSTONES AND OTHER 
PROPERTY TAKEN.] 

[1783, Feb. 13.] 

Account of Damages Sustained by Coll. Thomson (In 
building the Fort) in Huntington from 27th Sept. 1782 to 
13th February 1783 ;^ s. d. 

Upward 100 Tombstones at 4 Dollars each 160 o o 

124 Apple Trees at 50s. each cut for Arbatus 
for the Fort 310 o o 

1300 Chestnut Rails which fenced the above 
Trees at 3s. lod. per 100 45 10 o 

100 Feet of Boards taken from Fresh Pond 
Meeting House Valued at 10 o o 



£$^5 10 o 
Public Damages. 
Huntington March 5th, 1783. 

Coll. Thompson Dr. To John Sammis to being turned 

out of his house 3 months 6 days £ s. d. 

to his Barn stript of 1566 feet Board 12 8 ir 

18 Apple Trees at 50s. each 45 o 00 

2518 Chestnut Rails at 3s. lod. per 100 88 3 o 

145 II II 



lOO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Account of Rails Burnt by the Troops Under Coll. 
Tomsons Command Whilst in Huntington 
Rails 
Salvenus Chichester 800 at 3s. 10 per 100 
Timothy Conkling 500 Do 

Ezra Conkling 200 Do 

Widow Piatt 500 Do 

Eliphilet Stratton 280 Do 

Israel Wood 700 Do 



Ananias Conkling 
Widow Brush 
Conkling Ketcham 
Philip Conkling 
Jonas Williams 
Peleg Wood 
Ezekiel Conkling 
Richard Rogers 
Rachel Williams 
John Ketcham 
John Squires 

2850 is i^99 15 o 

Account of Timber Cut by Coll Thomsons men and by 
the Melitia and was carried away. 
Jonas Williams 1 1 Loads. 
Ananias Conkling 3 Loads. 
Chestnut Timber. 
Henry Sammis 390 feet Board. 
[File, No. 229.) 



2980 




300 


Do 


250 


Do 


450 


Do 


200 


Do 


150 


Do 


500 


Do 


400 


Do 


300 


Do 


200 


Do 


50 


Do 


50 


Do 



£ 


s. 


d. 


28 








17 


10 





7 


00 





17 


10 





9 


6 





24 


10 





£^03 


16 





10 


10 





8 


150 




15 


15 





7 


00 





5 


5 





17 


10 





14 


00 





10 


10 





7 


00 





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[1783, Feb. 21.] 
To His Excellency Sir Guy Carleton knight of the most 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. lOI 

Honerable order of the Bath General and Commander in 
chief of his Majestys Forces in North America &c. &c. 

The Memorial of Sundry Inhabitants of Huntington on 
Long Island. 

Humbly Showeth. 

That your memorialests are the Proprietors of Sundry 
Lots of wood Land contiguous to the Town of Hunting- 
ton many of which are barely sufficient for the uses and 
Ordinary purposes of their Farms. 

That a number of soldiers are cutting a Large quantity 
of the choicest timber for fencing our grounds from of 
jour Memoralists Lands which will entirely ruin their 
Farms. 

That your Memoralists have been Great Sufferers on 
Account of their fences being burnt and taken for the For- 
tification also a Great Loss of timber for building said Fort 
by Coll. Thomson. And your Memoralists have been 
great sufferers heretofore on account of having their fences 
burnt and timber destroved in the Town spot. Therefore 
your memoralists humbly Pray your Excellency would 
take the matter into consideration and send us relief for 
which they will be ever Thankfull and are in Duty bound 
to Pray. 

Huntington February 21, 1783. 
{File No. 256.) 



[BURNING OF THE SOLDIERS' HUTS.] 

[1783, March 11.] 

Saturday Night about 9 or 10 Oclock part of the Huts 
on the East side was Burnt on Tuesday 11 March 1783 two 
more was Burnt also the store catcht fire. 

1783 March 22 on Saturday Night about 11 O Clock, 



I02 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

wind at East, snow about shoe deep, Wind so Violent 
as to Rool the snow in Balls of Different size some as 
Large as a Common Water pail. 

(File No. 258.) 



[1783, March 16.] 

To His Excellency Robert Digby Esq'" Rear Admiral of 
the Pres. and Commander In Chief &c. &c. 

The Memorial of the Inhabitants of Huntington on Long 
Island. 

Humbly Showeth. 

That your Memoralist are still Lossers In supplying his 
Majestys armed Vessels in this Bay with Fresh Beef, and 
that your Excellency may remember by a former Memorial 
that we were the Greatest Lossers at this season last year 
and we would observe to your Excellency that we have 
always suplied the shiping with fresh Beef at your own 
Price without a Contract also that there is not a sufificency 
comes from the other shore to suply the troops In Town 
and that Beef is ^ and I per lb. therefore Beg your Excel- 
lency would take the Matter into Consideration and that 
he would be pleased to contract or allow us a Price Ac- 
cordingly and as in Duty bound will ever Pray. 

Signed by the President 
Thomas Jarvis. 

Huntington, March 16, 1783. 

Cop3^ sent by Nath' Williams. 
(File No. 253.) 



[1783, Apr. 8.] 

Duck pond 8''' Aprile 1783. 
Dear Sir. 

I imbrace the Earliest oppertvmit}' in Acquaint- 
ing you 'of a meeting proposed at Co' John Sand's at Cow- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. IO3 

neck on Thursday next at i O'Clock to consult on our 
situation of danger from Robbers on the withdrawing 
the Troops and a Remedy also on the Practability of hav- 
ing a share in the Elections for Governor of the State ot 
New York the election to commence the last Tuesday in 
this month. Please tq attend yourself if possible, please 
inform one of the substantial men in Suffolk County and 
desire his attendance. Reasons very Interesting requires 
our utmost exertions. 

Sir Yours &c. 
Jams Townsend. 
To Sam^ Townsend Esq., Oyster Bay.* 
{File No. 227.) 



[1783, April 10.] 

Queens County April lo"' 1783. 
Gentlemen. 

We have this day met a Number of Persons 
of Queens County att Mr Onderdonk's att Hamsted Har- 
bour these Persons as well as ourselves are under great 
Apprehension of the Confusions, Roberies, and other dis- 
aofreeable Circumstances we shall Labour under untill 
Civill Goverment can take place they have addressd the 
Governor on the subject for Relief likewise as the Election 
for a Governor is shortly to take place and they think 
themselves intitled to a Voice with the rest of their Fellow 
Cittizens they have asked the Governors Opinion and Ad- 
vice we were deputed by a number of the People att 
Huntington to attend the Meeting and Approve their 
Measures and mean as soon as we can collect the sense of 
the People more att large to adopt similar Measurers, if 

[* Congress proclaimed a cessation of hostilities April nth, 
and ratified the preliminary treaty with Great Britain. — C. R. S.] 



104 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

time will not permit us to send a person to his Excellency 
we beg you will use your Influence with the Govener 
and give us the Earliest Intelligence of its success the 
Bearer of this Mr Onderdonk goes to Governor from 
Queens County and can give you more particular Infor- 
mation. 

John Wickes. 

Stephen Kelcy. 
To Thomas Tredwell & Thomas Wickes. 
{File No. 234.) 



[THE RETURN OF PEACE.] 

[1783, April II.] 

To his Excellency George Clinton Esq'" Governor of the 
State of New York. 

We the subscribers being a Committee appointed by 
sundry Persons of Huntington and Smith Towai in Suffolk 
County to Congratulate your Excellency on the return of 
Peace and the Independence of the United States of Amer- 
ica and at the same time to Express to your Excellency 
our apprehensions of the dangerous situation we are in 
before Civil Goverment takes place we ask to have your 
Excellencys advice in what manner we are to proceed. 

The Election for a Governor for this State we are in- 
formed is Approachmg and as we think ourselves intitled 
to a voice with our Fellow Cittizens of the state we beg to 
have your Excellencys Opinion and advice the Bearer Mr 

has directions to Explain our intentions more at 

large. 

April II, 1783. 

We have propos'd to meet at Piatt Carlls on Saturday 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



105 



ye J 2th Appril at 9 O'clock. Please to forward the Con- 
tents to the East ward without delay. 

Thos. Jarvis. 

Timothy Carll. 

John Wickes. 
File No. 233.) 



[LIST OF INHABITANTS. 



[About 1783.] 

A List of the Inhabitants of Huntington 
TOWN SPOT OF HUNTINGTON. Alexander Rorg-ers 



Thomas Brush 
John Heaviland 
Jabeth Cables 
Joseph Hoit 
Alexander Sammis 
Henry Titus 
Jonah Conkling 
Widow, Keziah Conkling 
Jesse Sammis 
Rich Conkling 
Jonas Sammis 
Jeams Ketcham 
Salvanus Sammis 
John Sammis 
Jeams Rorgers 
Timothy Sammis 
Hitch Cook 
Ebenezer Gould 
Abiel Titus 
Jonas Rorgers 

Hendrickson 

Israel Titus 
Zebulon Titus 
Benjamin Denton 
Widow Wood 



Samuel Conkling 
John Morgan 
Joseph Whitman 
Isaac Kean 

Richard Conkling Sen'' 
Isaac Youngs 
George Youngs 
Isaac Ketcham 
Jonathan Brush 
Jacob Ketcham 
Trewdwell Brush 
John Wood 
John Wheeler 
Obediah Piatt 
David Conkling 
Ananias Conkling 
Silas Sammis, 
Hobert Conkling 
Nath" Williams 
Ezekiel Brush 
Jonas Williams 
Joseph Handford 
Sollomon Ketcham 
Alexander Denton 
Jeremiah Wood Sen'' 



io6 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Jeremiah Wood Jun'" 
Phillip Conkling 
Ezekiel Conkling 
Thomas Conkling 
Jonas Piatt 
Timothy Conkling 
Salvenus Chichester 
John Brush 
William Place 
Elizebeth Potter 
Joseph Sammis 
Doc* Piatt 
Abraham Sillick 
John Sammis 
William Ward 
Thacher Sears 
Jacob Brush 
Mathew Bunce 
Job Sammis 
Michal Beagle 
Nath^^ Harrison 
Moses Rolph 
Rheuben Rolph 
Zebulon Piatt 
Zophar Piatt 
Zonathan Jarvis 
Daniel Wiggins 
David Rusco 
Joseph Lewis 
Widow Piatt 
Nath" Williams Ju'^' 
John Weeks 
Jonathan Baldwin 
Ezra Conkling 
Israel Wood 
Isaac Lose 
John Denton 
Joseph Bennett 
Moses Jarvis 
Josiah Wheeler 
Shubal Smith 
Stephen Kelcy 



Jonathan Scudder 
Thomas Scudder 
Henry Sammis 
Lemuel Douglas 
Joseph Weeks 
John Johnson 
Rheuben Johnson 
Jesse Fleett 

WEST HILLS. 
Annanias Brush 
Ezekiel Brush & Jacobmiah 
Eliphilet Brush 
Eliphelet Chichester 
Malbah Burtis 
Rich'^ Smith 
Selah Wood 
Joseph White 
John Foster 
Corras Nostran 
Widow Collier 
Zophar Ketcham 
Abraham Collier 
Sam" Nostran 
Wilmott Oakely 
Jesse Ketcham 
Selah Piatt 
John Oakerly 
Sam" Oakerly 
Nathan Valentine 
Nehemiah Whitman 
Nath" Whitman 

M-- Dible 

Stephen White 
Sam" Wood 
Joseph Ireland 
John Ketcham Sen'' 
Nath" Brush 

LONG SWAMP. 

David Smith 
Sam" Lewis 
Robert Jarvis 
Jeremiah Sammis 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



107 



Ichabod Smith 
Thomas Kellum 
EHthan Smith 
Timothy Abbitt 
Jonathan Smith 
Phillip Smith 
Phillip Jarvis 
Jesse Buffctt 
Annanias Carll 

DICKS HILLS. 
Daniel Smith 
Cornelius Hart 
Micah Hart 
Richard Valentine 
John Hart 
Timothy Smith 
Amos Smith & Silas 
Isaac Smith & Zebulon 
Nathan Piatt 
Timothy Carl 
Jonah Wood 
Jesse Carl 
Jonathan Kelcy 
Piatt Carll 
Sal** Baldwin 



ac 



Bald^ 



Sam" Townsand 
Eliphilet Stratton 
Jesse Smith 
Selah Carll 
Gilbert Carll 
Silas Carll 
Moses Weeks 
E * * * Weeks 
Simon Huff 
Nath" Buffett 
Daniel Blattsly 
Scudder Lewis 
Uriah Hubbs 
Michal Primp 
Silas Weeks 
Elisha Jillett 



Amos Soper 
Ostran Jervis 
Zophar Rorger 

OLD FIELDS 
Henry Smith 
Jacob Willis 
Zacheriah Smith 
Jacob Ireland 
Ebenetus Conkling 
William Lysaght 
Josiah Weecks 
Ambrus Weecks 
Lem'^ Weecks 
Piatt Veal 
Eliphilet Jarvis 
Isaac Dennis 

cow HARBOR. 
Nath" Jarvis 
Benj. Dennise 
Widow Udall 
Dan" Higby 
Abraham Jarvis 
Thomas Fleet 
Icabod Jarvis 
Jeams Hill 
Stephen Higby 
Jacob Piatt 
Abel Akerly & Sam 
Joseph Higby 
Noah Rorgers 
Jesse Baldwin 
Zebulon Bunce 
Jesse Noaks 
Joshua Bunce 
Nath" Kelcy 
Josiah Rorgers 
Jacobmiah Rorgers 
Stephen Rorgers 
Stephen Weecks 
Widow Havens 
William NicoUs 
Ebenetus Bryant 



I08 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Widow Bunce Jeams Bishop 

Phineas Sills Joseph Bunce 

Widow Bryant Jesse Bryant 
{File No. 251.) 



[1783, Apr. 12.] 

Huntington April 12*^ 1783. 
Honour'd Sir. 

We would acquaint your Excellency we 
disposited account's some time past to a large amount in 
Adjudant General Delancys hands to deliver to Your Ex- 
cellency as soon as possible & Not having heard from him 
since we would enquire of 3'our Excellency whether they 
have been presented & if they have if we are to receive 
.any satisfaction for said Amounts which were against Co^^ 
Thomson & OfiBcers. 
{File No. 228.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1783, May 6.] 

At a Town Meeting Held this 6*^ Day of May 1783. 

The following Persons Chosen. 

Trustees Capt. Thomas Jarvis President, John Wickes 
Timothy Conkling Piatt Carll Epenetus Conkling Scudder 
Lewis Eliphilet Chichester. 

John Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

To take Care of Intestate Estates Sam'^ Oakley and 
Jacobmiah Brush. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways John Brush 
John Wickes John Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I09» 

Surveyors John Brush Capt. Timothy Carll Jacobmiah 
Brush. 

Assessors Scudder Lewis, Jacobmiah Brush. 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Caril. 

Overseers of the Poor Scudder Lewis Eliphilet Jarvis. 

Constable and Collector Ezekiel Conkling. 

To take care of Fires Jesse Conkling and 8 others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and thirteen others. 

Overseers of Highways Zacheriah Smith and twenty 
three others. 

Also Vote was carried on the same Day tnat no Person 
within the Township of Huntington nor any other Person 
should go upon the Marshes on the Island the South side 
of this Island to cut any sedge grass before the first Day 
of September under the Penalty of paying the sum of Five 
Pounds for the offence one half to go to the Complainer 
the Other Half to the Overseers of the Poor for the use of 
the Poor. 

Also on said Day Philip Conkling Ezekiel Conkling Jer- 
emiah Wood Were chosen to supply the shiping in Hun- 
tington Bay with Fresh Beef. 
{Toivn Meetings, Vol. L,p. 340.) 



[1783, May 7.] 

Huntington, May 7^^ 1783. 
The Poor is put out for the ensuing year. 
First the Person that takes any of the Poor is to find 
them meat Drink Lodging suitable for such Persons And 
mend for the Men and make and mend for the Weoman 
and Children. The overseers of the Poor to pay for the 
Doctering and Clothing if wanted. 

Eliphalet Jarvis. 
Scudder Lewis. 




no HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Silas Hand's Daughter Sarah Hand 6 years £. s. d. 
■old Oct. To Esther Wickes she to take an In- 
denture till y" child is i8 years. 17 00 

William Gates Daughter Hannah Gates 6 
year old To William Nicolls for the child to be 
put out if possible. 9 10 o 

Widow Elisabeth Wood to Crabmead- 
ow to Hannah Smith to be taken away 
if convenient but if kept a year 40 o o 

Sarah Brown to Jeremiah Soper's wife Mary. 20 o o 
Widow Rebecah Brown to VV"' Griffith. 20 

Jonathan Ketcham to Ezekiel Conkling he 
to find him all Victuals Lodging and cloathing 
with washing and mending for his Labour. 

Mary Wood to John Gritman i 3'ear for 25 10 o 

Selatetial Johnson to William Davis at 9p 
per Week for a year is 25 4 o 

Blachburn child Hannah to Susanah Wood 
for one year 12 00 

[File No. 196.) 



[THE WAR CLAIMS.] 

[1783, May 28.] 

To the Inhabitants of Huntington. 
In Consequence of a Proclamation from the Commander 
in Chief Bearing Date 4*'' May 1783 You are desired to 
bring in your Accounts thats unsettled from the month of 
August 1776 to the present year 1783 to Zophar Piatt Esqr 
who will give attendance every Tuesday and Friday from 
12 to 4 O'clock in the Afternoon till i^'^^ June next For all 
Properties supplied the British Army or officers in the 
several Public Departments with their Proof and Vouchers 
that the whole may be properly attended to and sent to 
New York to certain officers Appointed to receive them 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. Ill 

and to register the same Preparatory to a future settle- 
ment. 

By Advise of the Trustees. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
Huntington 28"^ May 1783.* 
( War Claims, Vol. I , p. 34.) 



[PETITION FOR THE RETURN OF THE 
CHURCH BELL.] 

[1783, Aug. 22.] 

Sr.— Whereas the Church Bell of Huntington on Long 
Island, was taken from this place in the year one thousand 
seven hundred seventy seven, by a Party from his majestys 
ship the swan (& we suppose without ordrs hum any 
proper authority) and carried to New York. Not many 
Days since it was on board his majestys brig Rhinoceros 
lying at the Dock near the ship yard in the east River. 
Wherefore we the Trustees of this Town, whose Names 
are hereunto subscribed, beg that your Excellency would 

be pleased to order the said Bell to be delivered to 

who is authorized to receive it, which is discrimi- 
nated by the Name Huntington which. was cast upon it, 
& you will very much oblige your excellencys most obedi- 
ent humble servants. 

Huntington, August 22, 1783. 

His Excellency Admiral. Digby. 

{File No. 259.) ^ 

[* Pursuant to this proclamation, those who had property 
taken from them or had rendered services during the war and 
had received certificates or assurances of reimbursement from 
British officers, made out their claims in writing which they 
swore to as correct, and they were forwarded for payment but 
were never paid. A statement in detail of these claims is 
printed in the appendix of this book and is interesting as 
showing in detail the losses and sufferings of the people here 
during the war. — C. R. S.] 



112 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. TRUSTEES OF HUNTINGTON TO 
ZOPHAR PLATT OF HARBOR MILL.] 

[1752, Apr. 10.] 

This Indenture made this Tenth day of ApriUin the year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty two 
by and Between Capt" Isaac Piatt Eliphalct Wickes Joseph 
Lewis Moses Scudder Joseph Whittman Thomas Conkling- 
and Rueben Brush all trustees for the time being of the 
Town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Nassau Island 
Duely Elected and Chosen for this present year for the 
Time being by the freeholders and Commonalty of the 
S'^ Town of the one part, and Zophar Piatt of the Same 
Town and County and Island of the other part — Witnesseth 
that Whereas Benjamin Fletcher Ca.pt" General & Gov- 
ernor in Chief of the Province of New York and Terri- * 
tories thereon Depending in America &c : By his Certain 
Patent under his hand Beareing Date the fifth Day of 
October in the year of our Lord one Thousand Six Hun- 
dred and ninety four did give and grant unto the free- 
holders and Commonalty of the Town of Huntington and 
their Heirs and Successors the privilege of a body Corporal 
and Politique and of Chusing Electing and appointing" 
Seven Trustees 3-early and every year to act and manage 
the Publiqvie affairs of the freeholders and Commonalty of 
the Town afoi-esaid and with all giveing unto the trustees 
afores'' for the Time being full power and authority to give 
grant Release alien Assigne & Dispose of Lands Tene- 
ments and heredetaments and all and every other thing" 
and things act and acts to do and Execute by the name of 
the Trustees of the freeholders and Commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington aforcs'^ as may more fully Largely 
and Plainly appear by the S'* Patent afore Recited Now 
Know ye that this Indenture further witness that we the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. II3 

S'' Isaac Piatt Eliphalet wickes Joseph Lewis moses Scud- 
der Joseph whittman Thomas Conklin and Reuben Brush 
Trustees for the time being in the name of the Trustees of 
the freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Hunting- 
ton for our Selves our heirs Successors & the freeholders 
and Commonalty of the S'^ town for which Considerations 
and immunities hereafter Expressed and mentioned in be- 
half of the freeholders and Commonalty of the Town afore 
S*" to be granted unto them and us by the S'^ Zophar Piatt 
his heirs and Successors We the S^' Trustees have given 
granted Released Conveyed Assured Enfeoffed and con- 
firmed and by these presents for our Selves our heirs Suc- 
cessors and the freeholders and Inhabitants and Com- 
monalty of the S'^ Town do give Grant Release Convey 
Assure Enfeoff and confirme unto him the S'^ Zophar Piatt 
his heirs and assignes forever the Rights Liberties & 
Priveledges here after mentioned to witt of building make- 
ino- and Runinsf of a Dam to Dam the water at the head or 
near the head of Huntington harbor and thence to run 
from the thatch point of the salt Marsh on the East side 
of the Creek across to the Shore, on the west Side of the 
Creek neare opposite to the house that formerly Belonged 
to Joseph Dean Deceased or att the place that the S"^ 
Zophar Piatt shall Judge most Convenient & to Raise the 
Dam as high on the Mash as he shall Judge most Conven- 
ient full and free Liberty to Erect or build a mill or mills 
on the S'' Dam or below the Same at the most proper 
Place att the Election of the S"^ Zophar Piatt or his heirs 
or Successors with free Liberty to Dam and Confine the 
water above the mill Dam and to improve the same and 
further in Case when the mill pond should be made and 
there Should hereafter grow and be oysters in the S'^ mill 
pond that the S'' Zohar Piatt his heirs Assignes & Succes- 
sors to Pick gather or Rake oysters for his familys use 
from time to time and att all times for ever hereafter as 



114 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

also free and full Liberty of Diging and Carrying of Earth 
for the building or Repairing the S*^ mill Dam off the High 
ways or Commons not Prejudiceing the High ways To 
have and to hold all the above granted and bargained 
premises with their appurtenances unto him the S'' Zophar 
Piatt his heirs Successors & Assignes forever to his and 
their own Sole and Proper Use Benefit and Behoofe from 
henceforth and forever and we the S'* Trustees in the 
name of the Trustees of the freeholders and Commonalty 
of the Town do covenant grant and agree to and with him 
the S^ Zophar Piatt his heirs Ex* and Successors and 
Assignes that it Shall and May be Lawfull for him the S*^ 
Zophar Piatt his heirs Successors and Assignes to have 
hold use and improve all the above Granted Priveledges 
and all the mills Erections Buildings and Emprovements 
that he or his heirs or Successors may hereafter make Im- 
prove or Erect on the Priveledges above granted without 
the lett hindrance or molestation of us the Trustees for 
the time being or our Successors & the freeholders & 
Commonalty of the Town afore Said and this Indenture 
further witnesseth that I the S'^ Zophar Piatt for and in 
Consideration of the above granted Priviledges f(jr my 
Self my heirs Successors and Assigns do Article Cove- 
nant Stipulate and agree and bv these presents do full}' and 
absolutely article Covenant Stipulate and agree to and 
with the Said trustees for the time being and their Suc- 
cessors that I the S** Zophar Piatt Mv heirs Successors and 
Assigns will Employ my upper mills that I bought of Jacob 
Scudder to Grind the Corn and Grain of the freeholders 
and inhabitants of the town of Huntington from time to 
time as far forth as my above S'' mills are Capable to Per- 
form they the S'' freeholders and inhabitants allowing the 
one fourth part to be taken for the Tole for grinding to 
him the S*^ Zophar Piatt his heirs Successors and Assigns 
forever. It being pressent Common Custom of Tole and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 11$ 

I the S'' Zophar Piatt for me my heirs Successors and 
Assignes do further Covenant and agree to and with the 
Said trustees for the time being their heirs and Successors 
to make and Support a dam a Cross the Creek Below the 
Road and to dig a Ditch and Turn the Current or Stream 
of water into the Cove Below Benijah Jarvis house Item 
I the said Zophar Piatt for my self my heirs Successors 
and Assigns do Covenant article and agree that the Said 
freeholders and Commonalty of the Town aforesaid may 
and Shall have Liberty att any time and all times Plere- 
after of fishing cS: gathering of oysters in the mill pond 
when they breed Grow and are there to be had and further 
it is Stipulated Concluded Covenanted and agreed unto by 
the S'^ Trustees in behalf of themselves their successors the 
freeholders and inhabitants of the Town on the one part 
and the said Zophar Piatt on the other part that in Case it 
Should so Happen that the said Zophar Piatt Should not 
go on to build a mill or mills Down at the head of Hun- 
tington harbour as above Described and will Deliver up 
his Right to the town again of this present Grant that 
then in such Case the use of his upper mills Shall Revert 
to his own disposal & employment as he Shall see Cause to 
Employ them In witness whereo-^ the S'' Trustees above 
named of the one part and Zophr-*- Piatt of the other part 
have Sett to our hands and fixeci our Seals the day and 
year above written. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered 

in the presence of us 
Samuel Clark, Isa/c Platt, Pd. [Seal.] 

Isaiah Totten. ELiniELET Wickes, [Seal.] 

JosFPH Lewis, [Seal.] 

Moe-SES SCUDDER, [Seal.] 

Joseph Whitman, [Seal.] 
Tfomas Conklin, [Seal.] 
Reuben Brush, [Seal.] 



Il6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Memorandum that on the forth Day of May anno D 
1752 then Personally appeared Before me Jonas Williams 
one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace for the County 
of Suffolk the Within named trustees of huntington of the 
first party and Zophar Piatt of the other Party and Did 
freely one and acknowledge this to Be their free Volun- 
tary act and Dead for the use therein mentioned likewise 
their hands and seals. 

Test Jonas Williams Justice. 
{File No. 306.) 



[1783, March i.] 

Huntington JNJarch i, 1783 
Coll Thompson Dr to John Sammis from the 7th No- 
vember 1782 to 13th Noyember 1783. To being turned 
out of my house three months 6 days My barn stript of 
1566 feet of Boards To 18 Apple trees cut down for 
Arbatees for Fort to 2518 Chestnut rails some of which 
was put in the Fort the otherburnt — 18 Apple Trees at 50s 
each 45, o, o. 2518 Chestnut Rails at 3, 10 per 100 88, 3 
1566 at 2 dollars per 100 feet 12, 8, 11 145, 11, 11. 
{File No. 305.) 



[1783, March 6.] 

Huntington March 6^'^ 1783 
Amount of Labour by the men & with waggons loads 

[* This deed was omitted at its proper place in the order of 
dates in consequence of its temporary absence from the Clerk's 
office.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 11/ 

timber straw hay Fences Boards Mens days Labour 234 — 
£g^, I2s, od. Days with waggons I40^i^98, 3s, 6d. 

Loads timber ^20, 20s, od. 

Loads straw i7-|- — ^17, los, od. 

Tombstones 100 pair at 4 Dol — ^80, os, od. 

124 Apple Trees i^3io, os, od. 

1000 feet board M. K. £10, os, od. 

1300 Rails £4S, los, od. 

People Rails 5830 Sammis 25 1 8 — 9648 Rails i^2 13, lis, od 
Jonas Williams 11 loads timber ^11. Ananias Conkling 3 
loads timber ^3. Henry Sammis 390 feet boards ^^3. 
Amount ;^905, 6s, 6d. 
{File No. 301.) 



[1783, Aug. 28.] 

Huntington 28 August 1783. 

At a meeting at Piatt Carlls of the Inhabitants. The 
Under written are men Chosen to call the Inhabitants to- 
gether in case of Robberies* being Committed &c. 

Moses Wickes Comm. 

Scudder Lewis Cube. 

Joshua Ketcham South 

Epenetus Smith | Crabmedow 

Jesse Bryant ) 

Zebulon Smith j ^.^^^ ^.^^^ 

Lemuel Caril \ 

David Smith Long wSwamp. 

[* The close of the war found the country in a state of great 
disorder, concurrent history showing that bands of lawless 
persons occupied remote and unfrequented places, from whence 
they came in the night time and plundered the inhabitants. 
This condition of things rendered it necessary to establish 
civil government as soon as possible in the place of the 
military rule, which had held sway ever since the occupation 
of Huntington by the British troops in August 1776. — C. R. S.] 



Il8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

^[.^^V^^lt Oakley [west Hills 

Eliphilet Chichester \ 

Isreal Titus Cold Spring 

Thomas Brush West Neck 

Capt. Wickes } ^ c <. 

r^ ^ ^ r- IT lown Spot 

Capt Conklmg \ ^ 

Piatt Vial Old Fields 

Jonathan Scudder East Neck. 

(File No. 237.; 



[THE CHURCH BELL.] 

[1783, Sept. 3.] 
Personally appeared before me Zebulon Piatt and made 
Oath that some time in the last of November on the first 
of December 1777. he was taken Prisioner by the Master 
of the ship called the swan and was carried on board of 
the said ship where he saw the Bell Belonging to the In- 
habitants of Huntington and the Deponent further saith 
that he and the Bell was shifted on board of a Brigg and 
from there he cS: the Bell was put on board, of a Tender 
where the Bell was when he was sent to the Mane Guard 
in New York. 

Zebulon Platt 
Sworn this 3 of Sept. 1783 Before me 

ZoPHAR Platt Justice 
{War Claims, Vol. I, p. 80.) 



[1783, Dec. 17.] 

These are to Desire all the Freeholders Inhabitants of 
the Town of Huntington to meet at the Church on Mon- 
day the 22 of December at 10 Oclock in order to elect 
corporate and Town ofificers for the Town of Huntington 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. IIQ 

by order Capt Timothy Carll Capt. John Wickes and Mr 
Wilmoth Oakerly is Appointed to Superintend the election 
Huntington 17'^ Dec. 1783. 
{File No. 187.) 



[TOWN MEETING. 



[1783, Dec. 22.] 

At a Town Meeting held this 22 of Dec 1783 The follow- 
ing Persons Chosen. 

Trustees Capt. Thomas Jarvis chosen President John 
Wickes Timothy Conkling Piatt Carll Epenetus Conkhng 
Eliphilet Chichester Scudder Lewis. 

John Ketcham chosen Town Clerk and Treasurer. 



[Note. — By a general order of Congress the army was dis- 
banded November 3d. The British army evacuated New York 
City November 25th, and Washington took an affectionate 
farewell of his officers in New York City December 5th and 
sought retirement. — C. R. S.] 

[Note. — The Tories in Huntington found their position very 
uncomfortable here at the close of the war. They were in- 
tensely hated and large numbers fled to Nova Scotia, joining 
there about ten thousand refugee Loyalists from the States, 
now free from British rule. — C. R. S.] 

[Note. — "From the profoundest depths of humiliation and 
sorrow, into which the people of Huntington had been plunged 
by a long and desolating war, they were elevated as it were, 
to the seventh heaven, by the news that the armies of Wash- 
ington were victorious, the haughty legions of the King van- 
quished, and the freedom and independence of the Colonies 
achieved and acknowledged. Is it any wonder that the gen- 
eration that passed through these trials and triumphs ever 
after celebrated their independence, as John Adams predicted 
they would, by the ringing of bells, the roar of artillery and 
the declamation of orators ?" — From Street's History of Hunting- 
ton, p. 44.] 



I20 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Sam^ Oakley Jacobmiah 
Brush. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways John Brush 
John Wickes John Ketcham. 

Surveyors John Brush Capt Timothy Carll Jacobmiah 
Brush. 

Assessors Wilmoth Oakley Scudder Lewis, Jacobmiah 
Brush. 

Supervisor Capt Timothy Carll. 

Overseers of the Poor Scudder Lewis Eliphilet Jarvis. 

Constable and CoUecter Ezekiel Conkling. 

To take care of fires Jesse Conkling and 8 others. 

Fence Viewers Henr}^ Sammis and thirteen others. 

Overseer of Highways Zacheriah Smith and twenty five 
others. 

[Town Meetings, Vol., I,j). 341.) 



[1783-] 

List of Taverns — Licenses given. 
Abijah Ketcham George Norton, Tho^ Udale Nath. 
Higbee, Gilbard Piatt, Thomas Jarvis Jacob Ireland John 
Jones, Wilmot Oakley Nath' Williams Piatt Brush, Piatt 
Carll Joshua Ketcham Phineas Carll, Foster Nostran, Jon- 
athan Titus. 

{File No. 191.) 



[CLAIM OF THOMAS JARVIS.] 

[1784, Jan. 12.] 

£ S. 
2 Cattle 20 — 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



121 



1 1 Hogs, Big & Little at ... 

Rails & Board Fence .... 
Barn & other out Buildings . 
Horses taken on service 
Horses wagon & Driver 
Money paid for wagon hire 

I Wagon 

Goods plundred in 178 1 & 82 
Wheat R3'e v,V Hay taken & Destroyed 
Labour done in Erecting works &c 
Houses taken & occupied by B. Troops 
Use of household furneture & Destroyed 



Huntington Jan. 12*'' 1784. 
{TVar Claims, Vol. I, p. 35.) 



22 — 

40— 
15— 
4— 
12 

15— 

359— 
86—17 

I — 10 

49— 
20 — 



682—19 
Tho. Jarvis. 



[FURTHER ACCOUNT OF WORK ON FORT 
GOLGOTHA.] 

[1784, Jan. 13.] 

The Account of the work done in Huntington in erect- 
ing the works around the Presbeteeren Church By B. G. 
Oliver DeLancey with his Troops, and By the people in 
my destrict, July 12, 1777. 

By several orders from Coll. John Harris Cruger, to me 
to order the men to work Amounts to, two Hundred twen- 
ty & four men with shovels & axees, twelve men with their 
Horses &. waggons. May if^ 1778. 

By an order from Capt. Charles Cameron to order the 
men to Erect the fort on Lloyds Neck, the whole of the 
days works with .shovels & axes is two Hundred eighty 
and nine — under him. June 12, 1778. 



122 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Bj an order from Capt. Benj"" Rooaback to me for men 
to come on the Neck to Comepleate the works was twen- 
ty & one, with shovels & axes. July 24, 1778. 

By several orders from Coll. Richard Hewlett to me to 
order the men to come to Loyds Neck to Erect new works 
with in the old, the davs works with shovels and axes was 
three Hundred and sixty, five days with Drivers Horses & 
waggon. August 3"^ I779- 

By an order to me from Coll. G. G. Ludlow for men to 
come to Loyds Neck to work, was eight days work with 
shovel & axes. July 15"" 1781. 

By Several orders to me from Maj. Upham to send 
teams to Loyds neck to work, which is three Drivers and 
Horses & waggons one day and three Drivers and their 
ox teams one day, six men with their axees one day. Nov» 
5, 1782. 

By several orders from Coll. Benjamin Thompson to me 
to order men to come to work to Build a fort Round the 
Burying ground in Huntington. Likewise to furnish 
Timber & straw this is the number of days works with 
axes. Drivers with their Horses & waggons the Value of 
Timber, the Loads of straw. 

The Days works is 1 19. Drivers with Horses & waggons 
is 56. The Value of the Tmiber that the people furnished 
£$4, 14s, od, with carting the Loads of straw is 8 waggon 
Loads. 

Timothy Carll. 

Dicks Hills, January 13, 1784. 
{File No. 225.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1784, Apr. 6.] 

Huntington, April y'^ 6"> 1784. 
Following Persons chosen for one year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 125 

Trustees John Brush President, John Wickes Piatt Carll 
Silas Sammis Henry Scudder John Oakley Epenetus 
Conkling. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Samuel Oakley Jaco- 
miah Brush. 

Chosen Constable and Collector Isaac Carll Ketcham. 

Surveyors John Brush Timothy Carll Jacomiah Brush. 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways John Brush 
John Wickes John Ketcham. 

Assessors and Inspectors of Election Jesse Brush Henry 
Scudder Wilmoth Oakley. 

Overseers of the Poor Philip Conkling Silas Sammis. 

To take care of fires Jesse Conkling and nine others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and thirteen others. 

Overseers of Highways Simon Fleet and twenty-three 
others. 

Also Voted that if any Person that doth not belong to 
this Township should Hunt Hawk Fowl or Fish within 
this Township to be Prosecuted for the same and Damages 
Recover'd before a Justice of the Peace. 

Voted that if any man is found Mowing any Grass upon 
the Common meadow on the south side of Long Island in 
the Township of Huntington before the first Day of Sep- 
tember in said year to be Fined Forty shillings New York 
currency which is to be recovered before a Justice of the 
Peace within said Town. 

Hog act revised. 

Also Voted that if the Trustees thinks Propper to Build 
an Addition to the Town House for the Conveniencey of 
the Poor said addition to be Built at the Towns Expence. 

Voted that the Trustees of the Present year should Hire 
out the Ferry for three, Four or five years as they think 
Propper. John Brush, P'^ [Seal.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 1-3.) 



124 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1784, Apr. 27.] 

Articles of a Vandue held in Huntington this27"' day of 
April 1784 to hire out the Priveledge of the Ferry from 
Huntington to Norwalk on the Main are as followeth 
Whosoever shall have said Ferry cryed of on their bid 
shall give Bond to the amount of 200 pounds to keep a 
good sufficient Boat to carry eight Horses in good order 
and give propper attendance and shall receive no more 
than three shilling for each person and five shilling for 
each Horse all other freight as they shall agree and they 
shall be obliged on receiving double Ferrage to go with 
one passenger further whosoever shall hire said ferry shall 
have the exclusive right of said Ferry from any Person 
whatsoever from Huntington to said Norwalk for the term 
of five years from the first Tuesday in April 1784. 

John Brush, P'^ 

Cryed of to Capt. Jonathan Titus a £^i, 10, o, per year. 
{lown Meetings, Vol. II, p. 3 ) 



[1785, Jan. II.] 

Suffolk County \- ss. 

To the Assessors and Collectors of Huntington You are 
hereby Authorized & Required to assess levy and Collect 
of the several Freeholders and Inhabitants of your Town 
the sum of Seventeen Pounds it being your Towns propor- 
tion oi the County Charge for the last year to this date 

[Note. — In July, 1784, Fort Golgotha was demohshed by the 
inhabitants, and the materials of which it was constructed were 
sold in parcels at public auction. From a scrap of paper on 
file we learn that the timber and boards were purchased by 
Gilbert Potter, David Conklin, John Sammis, Doctor Prime 
and Stephen Ketcham for ;^i 7, iSs; the gate and bridge by 
Joseph Wicks, and a quantity of bricks was purchased by Isaac 
Losee and others. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 25. 

and to pay the same unto the Treasurer of this County on 
or Before the first day of April next and for your so doing 
this shall be your sufihcient vrarrant given under the hands 
and seals of the supervisors at the County Hall on Eleventh 
day of January Anno Dom. 1785. 

Selah Strong 

Isaac Thomson 

Tho' Youngs 

David Howell 

EZEKIEL MULFORD 

Timothy Carll 
{File No. 195.) 



Supervisors. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1785, Apr. 4.1 

At a Town Meeting Held in the Town of Huntington 
the 4*'' April 1785 It was Voted and Agreed that a Gate 
should be kept up by the Road that Leads from the House 
of the Widow skidmore at Fresh Pond to the sound or 
landing. Certified by 

John Wickes P*^ [Seal.] 

1785 the South Bay Leas'd out to Joshua Ketcham also 
the undivided plains leas'd out to Zebulon Smith John 
Snedecor Silas Smith Phineas Carll Isreal Carll Timothy 
Carll iS^ Eliphilet Carll for seven shillings. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 15.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1785, Apr. 5.] 

HuNTlNGTOM y^ 5'^ April 1785.. 
Followino: Persons chosen for one Year. 



126 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Trustees Capt. John Wickes President Henry Scudder 
Silas Sammis Piatt Carll John Oakley Epenetus Conkling 
David Rusco Jun' 

Town Clerk & Treasurer John Ketcham. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Sam" Oakley Jacomiah 
Brush. 

Constable and Collector Isaac C. Ketcham. 

Surveyors John Brush Timothy Carll Jacomiah Brush. 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Commissioners for laying out Highways John Brush, 
John Wickes John Ketcham. 

Assessors and Inspectors of the Election Henry Scudder 
Wilmot Oakley John Ketcham. 

Overseers of the Poor Silas Sammis Philip Conkling. 

To take care of fires Jesse Conkling and nine others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and twelve others. 

Overseers of Highways Simon Fleet and twenty three 
others. 

A Town Act to prevent Foreigners from Hunting 
Hawking Fishing or Fowling within the Town of Hun- 
tington passed the fifth of April Amo. Domini One Thous- 
and seven hundeed and Eighty five. 

Whereas the necesity of the many Poor Inhabitants of 
our said Town require the preventing of Foreigners from 
Hunting Hawking Fishing or Fowling within the same. 

Be it Therefore Enacted by the Trustees of the People 
of the Town of Huntington in Suffolk County, and state 
of New York ; and by Virtue of their Charter bearing 
date ye 5"' Day of October 1694. That if any Foreigner 
is found Hunting Hawking Fishing, or Fowling, within 
the Town of Huntington he or they found Trespassing 
within the Limits of our said Town shall forfeit the sum 
of Five pounds to the People of the Town of Huntington 
which shall be recovered (if not paid) before any justice of 
the Peace within said County with all reasonable Charges 
for the same. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 12/ 

Also Voted and Agreed by the People and Trustees of 
the Town of Huntington That if any Person is found 
mowinsf Grass on the Islands which are undivided on the 
South side of the Town of Huntington before the first day 
of September in the present year 1785 shall forfiet the 
sum of Forty shillings New York Currancy to the People 
of the Town of Huntington which if not paid to said 
people shall be recovered before any Justice of the Peace 
within said Town with all Reasonable Charge for the same. 

Hog act revived. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 10-14.) 



[No date.] 

M' Isaac Losee agrees to take the Bill for £4 a year to 
Sweep the Meeting House once a month and cary the 
dirt out and Brush the Seats to ring the bell on Sundays 
and Lectures & Funerals. 
{File No. 143.) 



[1785, Apr. 6.] 

Huntington April y' 6"^ 1785. 
The Poor is put out for the ensuing year as followeth : 
First the Person who takes any of the Poor is to find 
them meat Drink washing Lodging & Nursing suitable for 
such Persons and mend for the men and Make and mend 
for the Weomen and Children the Overseers of the Poor 
to find said Poor Persons Cloathing if wanted and Pay for 
the Doctering of said Poor and the Person or Persons 
who takes them not to call for a Docter for said Poor with- 
out Obtaining Leave of said Overseers. 

And in case there should be an Addition Built to the 



128 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Poor House said Overseers Hath liberty to take away said 
Poor when they think Propper and Pay the Person who 
has said Poor for the time they have kept them. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. IG.) 



[TOWN MEETING— BOUNDARY LINE.] 

[1785, Aug. 22.] 

At a Town Meeting held in Huntington at the House of 
Widow Piatt on Monday the 22 Day of August 1785 the 
following persons Chosen to settle the Line between Hun- 
tington and Oyster Bay Viz. Thomas Wickes High Sherif, 
Joshua Ketcham Silas Sammis Jacomiah Brush. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 20.) 



[BOUNDARY LINE.] 

[1785, Sept. 5.] 

Huntington September y'^ 5"^ 1785 
Accordingly said persons Choose Timothy Carll and 
Nathaniel Whitsen to run said line but the Inhabitants of 
Oysterbay did not comply but the line was run as followeth. 
Beginning at a walnut tree where our ancesters left of 
thence running vSouth falling a little to the East of Thomas 
Sands House then running to the West part of One of the 
Branches of masapague Swamp thence near the East side 
of the Beaver Pond and then about twenty four rod to the 
west of Hendrich Duryes House so down about the middle 
of Unkawa to or near a Tree the south side of the High- 
way that leads across the Neck and then t(3 the bottom of 
said Neck to a Creek runinij into the Meadows. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 129 

Expences of said day paid by the Treasurer by Order 
of the President to the surveyors and Vituals & drink for 
the Assistants £2, 12s. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 20.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1786, Apr. 4.] 

Huntington 4"' Apr. 1786 

Following persons Chosen for one year : 

Trustees 1 imothy Conkling President, Stephen Kelcy 
Zophar Piatt Eliphilet Jarvis David Rusco Jr. John 
Ketcham Henry Jarves. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk & Treasurer. 

To take case of Intestate Estates Samuel Oakley Jaco- 
miah Brush. 

Constable & Collector Carll Ketcham. 

Surveyors John Brush Timothy Carll Jacomiah Brush. 

Supervisor Epenetus Conkling. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways John Wickes 
John Brush John Ketcham. 

Assessors Wilmot Oakley Ananias Carll John Ketcham, 

Overseers of the Poor Philip Conkling and David 
Rusco Jr. 

To take care of fires Jesse Conkling and nine others. 

Fence Veiwers Henry Sammis and twelve others. 

Overseers of Highways Simon Fleet & twenty two 
others. 

Laws for 1786 &c. 

The Town Act passed last year revived respecting For- 
eigners Hunting Hawking Fishing and Fowling within 
the Town of Huntington. 

Also Voted that no person shall fire a Gun at Geese at 



I30 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

their sanding- places on Huntington South Beach under 
the penalty of Five pounds currant money of the State of 
New York to be recovered before any Justice of the Peace 
in said Town with all reasonable Charges. Also Voted and 
enacted that no person shall Innoculate any person in the 
limits of the Town of Huntington without leave from the 
Trustees of said Town. 

Likewise Voted and passed into a Law that the Hog act 
shall continue in force as in the year 1785. 

Voted and agreed that Jonathan Titus shall have the 
Ferry from Huntington to Norwalk for sixteen pounds a 
year in case he pays the money Annually. 

Further it is Enacted that no person shall Let his 
Turkeys Ramble in his neighbours enclosure without one 
wing being cut if not the person has a right to kill said 
Turkeys and carry them to the owner. 
By Order of the President. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 25-29. 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1786 — Including back dates.] 

May the 4"' received the other half of the 
money on y" Bond 

1778, June 2, rec*^ of Jesse Brush in Behalf 
of Tho^ Brush 



1780, received of William Johnson on 
Bond he took up 

Received of Stephen Kellcy again the 
said sum of ' 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I3I 

1781, Jan. 12, received of Thomas Scudder 
on Bond 10 00 o 

34 19 o 
The old Paper Money in the Thatch Draw 
Included in the above account Counted as 
Nothing 181 17 o 

Ballanced 

1785, Account Thatch Money brought 
Forward 

Jan. i'^ Total with eighty Pounds Received 120 16 10 

Except six bills five Dollars each ^^16, o, o. 

26 Jan., Received John Taylor for thatch 4 o 

March 11^^, Received of Amos Piatt for 
thatch 3 o 

Received of William Haviland for thatch 
in 1784 I 9 6 

Received of Isaac Dennis for thatch in 

1784 I 5 o 
Received of Jacob Rogers for thatch at 

Cold Spring 1784 086 

Received of Isaac Losee for thatch at the 
Head of the Harbour 1784 16 

Total of Thatch money on hand Feb. 

22'> 1786 

125 2 10 

except the paper money above 

1786 

April 3'' Received of Ezra Conkling for 

1785 for Thatch the head of the Harbour 10 o 
Received of Zebulon Bunce for thatch 

a Cow Harbar 2 

Total Thatch Draw April 6"M 786 127 12 10 

1786 y*^ 3*^ of April for Liquor subtracted 3 9 

as the last footing 127 9 i 

except Paper Money that wont pass 



132 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Paid. 

Received In Huntington y'' 30"' May 1786 of John 
Ketcham Treasui^er the sum of Forty Pounds and Nine 
pence being from the Money the March sold for in 1775 in 
behalf of the Corperation agreable to a former Vote 
£40, o, 9. 

Me John Brush 

Received In Huntington y® 11 July 1786 of John Ketch- 
am Treasurer the sum of Eighty seven pounds eight 
shilling & four pence being in behalf of the Corperation 
N. B.— Vote i;87, 8, 4. 

p' mee John Brush 

Total paid the Corporation agreable to 
a former Vote entered on Record as by 
Receipt above 127 9 i 



N. B. the marsh money paid out before as per accounts 
back by Solomon Ketcham this 127, 9, i Paid for Thatch 
money. 

Received Huntington June the 5''' 178401 John Ketcham 
Treasurer by Licve of the Trustees the sum of One Pound 
three and four pence being upon One Hundred right in 

[Note. — This is one out of many financial statements on 
record and it shows the method pursued by the Trustees of 
the Town in hiring out the meadows and marshes and their 
disposition of the proceeds. It also shows their claim of title 
to lands under water on the North and South shores under the 
town patents. It was the custom of the Trustees from a very 
early date, and the same has continued to the present day, to 
hire out, and in some cases sell in fee, such lands under water. 
Before and for many years after the date of these papers the 
practice was to appoint one or more days in each year for 
hiring out the South and North Meadows, and minute ac- 
counts were kept of such transactions in small yearly account 
books. These little books, endorsed "Thatch Books," are 
carefully arranged in the order of date, placed in one package 
and filed among the town papers, but it has not been thought 
important to print them. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



133 



the old piirchas being his part for Meadow sold by the 
Trustees. 

By mee Joseph Wheliar 
{File No. 131, "^.") 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1786, Oct.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees in October 1786 Agreed 
that the Undivided Land on the Plains be Leased out to 
Phineas Carll &c for the Term of one year. 
Certified by 

Timothy Conkling, P'^ [Seal.] 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 29.) 



[GOVERNOR SINCLAIR'S BOARD.] 

[1787, Jan. 10.] 

Nov. 1786. Major Jesse Brush saith before Tho^ Brush 
Esq. and my self when he was one of the Committee & 
being absent at the time when Governor Sinclair Put upon 
me on board But when he returned home Mr Weeks Ac- 
quainted him of the proceedings of the Committee an his 
absence which was as follows viz. Mr Weeks acquainted 
him at his return that a Prisoner Governer Sinclair had 
been sent here by Congress to the Committee that they 
had put him out to Capt. Squires upon the public expence 
thought it the most convenient House in Town. 

Suffolk County, Sept. 24, 1786. I the subscriber was in 
the year 1775 Chairman of this County Committee and 
remember that their was sent to the Town of Huntington 
as a prisoner of the United States one H. Sinclare and 
there put on parole & boarded by Mr John Squire and the 
orders by which he was sent was consumed in the Con- 



134 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

troversy with Great Brittain this is according to the best 
of my remembrance. 

W" Smith. 
We the subscribers members of the Committee of the 
Township of Huntington in the year 1775, Do certify that 
the provincial Congress then setting in New York did send 
Patrick St Clare Governer of Mashelemacanac a Prisoner 
on Perole together with a letter Containing an order & 
recommendation to the said Committee of Huntington re- 
questing that they would take care of and provide for said 
St Clare that on rec^ of said Letter the Committee was 
convened & in pursuance of said recommendation we took 
the matter into Consideration & determined to get him in 
with Capt. John Squire that he was accordingly put to 
said squire who boarded him for a certain time mentioned 
in an Account Certifyed by the Trustees of the Town who 
succeeded us we having also examined the said Account 
do think it just and reasonable. 

Jacob Wood 

Huntington, STEPHEN KeTcHAM 

January 10, 1787. Stephen Kelcy, Clk. 

Henry Scudder 
Tho. Brush* 

[War Claims, Vol. I, p. .36.) 



[TOWN MEETING.— A SUNDAY LAW.] 

[1787, Apr. 3.] 

Huntington, 3'^ April 1787. 
Following Persons Chosen for one year. 

[* Gov. Patrick Sinclair was a British prisoner taken early 
in the Revolutionary War, and he was sent here by Congress 
to be held and carecl for by the patriot Town Committee, on 
parole. Capt. John Squires' bill for board from August, 1775, 
to March 28, 1776, was ^56, los., 7d. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 35 

Trustees Zophar Piatt President, John Wickes Piatt 
Carll, Timothy Conkling, Stephen Kelcy John Oakly, 
Henry Scudder Lewis. 

Town Clerk and Treasurer John Ketcham. 

Collector John Oakley. 

Constable Isaac Carll Ketcham. 

Supervisor Stephen Kelcy. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Samuel Oakley Jaco- 
miah Brush. 

Surveyors to lay out Vacant Lands John Brush Timothy 
Carll Jacomiah Brush. 

Commissioners for Laying out Highways John Wickes 
John Brush Timothy Carll Capt. 

Assessors Ananias Carll Jacomiah Brush John Ketcham. 

Overseers of Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco. 

To take care of fires Jesse Conklin and eight others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and twelve others. 

Overseers of Highways Jesse Bryant and twenty six 
others. 

Voted, That the Gates at Crabmeadow and Fresh pond 
shall be kept in good repair as usual with the penalty of 
five shilling to be paid by the Person who leaves them 
open. 

Voted, That the Hog act be revived. 

Voted, That no Horses of any kind Oxen or Cows shall 
be allowed to run at large in the street on the Sabbath 
within the Hours of Ten O Clock in the Morning and four 
Clock in the afternoon within one Quarter of a mile of any 
House of Publick Worship within the Town and that for 
every Horse Ox or Cow that shall be so found running at 
Large as aforesaid the owner or owners thereof shall for- 
feit and pay to any person or persons who ask demand or 
sue for the same the sum of one shilling. 

Voted, That the Trustees have full Power to settle the 
Lines between this Town and the several Towns adjoining 



136 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and that they shall be paid a Reasonable reward for their 
services. 

Voted, That if any Person or Persons shall Cut any 
Grass on the Marshes or Islands in the South Bay before 
the first day of September next such Person or Persons 
shall forfeit the sum of forty shillings for every Boat Load 
of Grass so cut the one half to go to the Complainer the 
other half to the use of the Town. 

Voted, That when any person or persons shall become 
chargable to the Town by being sick or unable to work 
and afterwards recovers his or their health the overseers 
of the Poor shall be empowered to hire him her or them 
out to servise and receive until they shall receive a suffi- 
cient sum to repay such Charges as aforesaid By Order 
and in behalf of the Trustees of the Town of Huntington. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 36-40.) 



[THE TOWN BOUNDARY.] 

[1787, Oct. 3.] 

Huntington, October 3, 1787. 
John Ketcham, Esq. 

Sir. — I Take this Opertunity to Give you the acounts 
of the 27 Day of Last Aperel. We went to the head of 
the river to run the Line of the ould Patting & when we 
came there I startted at a Certain Chestnut tree in the 
Corner of Joshua Smiths Lot Near the head of the river 
as we so passed the sd tree is 26 rods to the west of a 
Certain Chestnut stump called Nicoals Corner & 24 rods 
to the East-ward of the Pair tree called Wenecomack 
Corner. I run the Line Due South to the South Side of 
the Island I Crost the South road about five or six rods to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 3/ 

the west of the house that lormerly belonged to Saxton 
But know belonging to Gilbert Carll. 

This from your friend 

Timothy Carll, Surveyor. 
{File No. 219.) 



[LIST OF TAVERNS.] 



[1788, March 29.] 

Huntington 29"' March A. D. 1788. 

Account of Persons who hath taken permits & Licenses 
for retailing strong and spiritous Liquors for one year at 
£2 each. 

Thomas Robertson Jacob Ireland, Aron Higbee Israel 
Ketcham Piatt Brush, Rachel Williams Anne Havens, 
Christopher Mong, John Jones, Peleg Wood, Thomas 
Udale, Thomas Seaman Phineas Carll Gilbert Piatt, Wil- 
mot Oakley Piatt Carll, Foster Nostran, Jonathan Titus 
John Scudder, Selah Conkling. 
{File No. 192.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1788, Apr. I.] 

At a Town Meeting held in Huntington April y® i^* 
1788. 

The following Persons Chosen for one year. 

Trustees Zophar Piatt President, John Wickes Stephen 
Kelcy John Oakley Timothy Conkling Piatt Carll John 
Ketcham. 

Town Clerk & Treasurer John Ketcham. 



138 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Constable Carll Ketcham. 

Collector John Oakley. 

To take care of Intestate Estates Samuel Oakley Jaco- 
miah Brush. 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Commissioners for Laying- out Highways John Brush 
Timothy Carll John Wickes. 

Surveyors for Laying out Vacant Lands John Brush 
Timothy Carll Jacamiah Brush. 

Assessors Ananias Carll Jacamiah Brush John Ketcham. 

Overseers of the Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco 
Jun^ 

To take care of fires Jesse Conkling and eight others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and twelve others. 

Overseers of Highways Isaac Burr and twenty six 
others. 

April I, 1788, Voted that the Gates at Crab meadow 
& Fresh Pond should be kept up as usual. 

Also Voted that the Hog act should continue in Force 
as in 1787. 

And Voted that all stray sheep for the future should be 
brought in at the different places herein written Viz on 
the first monday of November A. D. 1788 at the House of 
Widow Piatt and Piatt Carll Jacamiah Brush Abijah 
Ketcham Jacob Irelands Silas Muney and David Smiths 
and the next Day all to be brought at the House of Widow 
Platts at which time to be sold and all Reasonable Charges 
Paid under the forfiture of Twenty shilling. 

Also Voted that no Rams should run on the Commons 
And that the Trustees stand tryal with Isaac Youngs re- 
specting the account of Ezekiel Conkling. 

Also that the Town gives Abijah Ketcham the sum of 
Forty shilling by way of Liberty to sell spiritous Liquors 
without pay for the same. 

Also Voted that the Law respecting Mowing Hay on 
the Islands Continue as in A. D. 1787. And that the same 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 39 

power be Invested in the Overseers respecting Persons 
becoming Chargableas in A. D. 1787. 

And that the stray sheep be brought in at Widow Platts 
& sold the 14'^ April 1787 and the Persons Paid for bring- 
ing and for Neglect to forfit 30s. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 46-48.) 



[LICENSES TO SELL LIQUOR.] 

[1789, February 26,] 

26 Feby 1789, Excise given out. 
Rachel Williams, Thomas Robinson, Piatt Carll, Jacob 
Ireland, Piatt Brush, Gilbert Piatt, Phineas Carll, Aron 
Higbee, Isreal Ketcham, Foster Nostran, Jonathan Titus, 
Anne Havens, Selah Conkling, Joseph Lewis, Stephen 
Kelsy, Christopher Meng, Pelig Wood, Wilmot Oakley, 
John Scudder, Rich'' Moale. 
{File No. 301.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1789, Apr. 7.] 

The names of Persons who were Chosen for one year at 
a Town Meeting held in Huntington the f^ of April 1789. 

Trustees Zophar Piatt President, Henry Scudder Esq. 
Capt. John Wickes John Ketcham Esq. John Oakley 
Ananias Carll Silas Sammis. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

John Oakley Collector. 

Constables Carll Ketcham Alexander Denton. 

To take Care of Intestate Estates Samuel Oakley Jaca- 
miah Brush. 

Capt. Timothy Carll Supervisor. 



140 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Com, of Highways Samuel Oaklc}^ Capt. Timothy Carll 
Thomas Ireland. 

Surveyors Timothy Carll Sen'' Timothy Carll J"" Jaca- 
miah Brush Esq'. 

Assessors Ananias Carll Jacamiah Brush Esq. John 
Ketcham Esq. Melanthon Bryant Zebulon Ketcham. 

Overseers of Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco Jun^ 

To take Care of Fires Jesse Conkling and eight others. 

Fence Viewers Henry Sammis and fifteen others. 

Overseers of Highways Isaac Burr and twenty four 
others. 

Voted, The Hog act revived and to continue in force 
as in 1788. 

Voted, That no person shall cut any grass on the 
Islands in the South Bay before the first day of September 
next. 

Voted, That Abijah Ketcham sell Liquor without pay- 
ing for the same. 

Voted, That ^100 be raised for the support of the Poor. 

Voted, That the Trustees of Huntington settle the 
Lines between Town and the adjoining Towns and Pros- 
ecute on Account of the same if Necessarry. 

Voted, That a Pound be Built where the former Pound 
stood. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 

The above Hundred pounds not raised the Trustees 
.supposed the rearages sufficent for the year. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
(Tmvn Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 56-8.) 



[THE FERRY TO CONNECTICUT.] 

[1789, Apr. 8.] 
Articles of a Vandue held in Huntington the eighth day 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. HI 

of \pril A D. 1789 to Hire out the Privelege of the Ferry 
from Huntington Harbor in the State of New \ ork and 
County of Suffolk to Norwalk Harbour in the state o 
Connecticut Fairfield County as follows, whosoever shall 
hire said Ferry cryed off on their bid shall give a Bond to 
the Trustees of the Town of Huntington with sufficient 
security as well for the payment of the money as to per- 
form their condition to keep a good and sufficient Boat 
which will carry six Horses at a time in good order and 
give propper Attendance and shall receive no more than 
three shillings for a man and four shillings for a Horse 
and four shillings for all grown cattle and by a single man 
applying and offering dubble Feryage said Ferrymen shall 
be Oblio-ed to go if the weather will permit, Also said 
Ferryman shall not be obliged to cross the Sound from 
the Twenty fifth day of December to the first day of 
March said Ferry to be hired out for the term of five 
years from the date here of and the person who hires said 
Ferry to pay yearly, if the money is not paid in thirty 
days from the said year and at the expiration of every 
year Including said thirty Days then the said Lease to be 

Void. 

Witness our hands the Day & Year above written. 

ZoPHx\R Platt P^^ ^ 
Henry Scudder 
John WiCKES I Trustees. 

Silas Sammis ' 
John Ketcham 
Ananias Carll 
This is to Certify that the subscriber Platt Kelcy hath 
agreed to take the above said Ferry agreable to said 
Articles at the rate of eight pounds a year, As Witness 
my hand this 8'^ Day of April 1789. 

Witnesses present Platt Kelcy 

Thos. Brush 
Ezekiel Conkling 
(File No. 214.) 



142 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE PRICE OF A NEGRO ;^8.] 

[1789, Apr. 13.] 

Suffolk County, Huntington 13*'' of April A. D. 1789. 

Personally appeared before me Obediah Johnes one of 
the Justices Assigned to keep the peace in said County 
Simon Loce Jarvis and being- duly sworn Testifieth & 
saith that Silas Powel in his hearing said that he the said 
Powell had bought a certain Negro man by the name ot 
James of Samuell Lewis for eight pounds cS: determined to 
keep him five Months in his service and then to let him go 
free further the Deponent saith not. 

Simon Lose Jarvis 

{File No 189.) 



LIQUOR LICENSES.] 



[1790, March i.j 

A List of the names of Tavern keepers & retailers 
Licensed in Huntington i'* March 1790 viz: 

Piatt Brush, Israel Ketcham Aron Higbee Jonathan 
Titus, Piatt Carll, Phineas Carll, Selah Conkling, Jacob 
Ireland, Timothy Williams, Gilbert Piatt, Thomas Robin- 
son Joseph Lewis, Foster Nostran, Thomas Seaman John 
Scudder Wilmot Oakley Peleg wood. Divine Hulet 
Epenetus Bryant. 
{F>le No.'im.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1790, Apr. 6.] 
At a Town Meeting Legally warned & held at the House 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 143 

of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in Huntington y'^^ 6"' of April 

A. D. 1790. 

The following persons Chosen for one year. 
Trustees Zophar Piatt President Henry Scudder Esq. 
Capt. John Wickes John Ketcham John Oakley Ananias 
Carll Silas Sammis. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk and Treasurer. 

Obediah Piatt Constable & Collector. 

Alexander Wickes Constable. 

Supervisor Capt Timothy Carll. 

Overseers of the Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco Jr. 

Commissioners of Highways Capt. Tmiothy Carll Sam- 
uel Oakley Thomas Ireland. 

Surveyors to lay out Vacant Lands Capt. Timothy Carll 
Timothy Carll Jr. Jacamiah Brush Esq. 

Assessors Ananias Carll Jacamiah Brush Esq. John 
Ketcham Silas Muney. 

To take care of Fires Philip Kellum & seven others 

Fence Viewers Thomas Roe and fifteen others. 

Overseers of Highways Jonas Gildersleeve and twenty 
five others. 

Voted, That the Trustees fix the Spot where the pound 

shall stand. 

Voted, That Two Hundred pounds be raised for the 
support of the Poor. 

Voted, That the Gates at their usual places at the East 
part of the Town be kept up as they formerly were and 
the penalty as in years back. 

Voted, That no person shall cut any Grass on the un- 
divided Islands in the South Bay belonging to the Town 
of Huntington before the first day of September A. D. 
1790 under the penalty of Forty shilling a waggon Load 
and in proportion for more or less. 

Voted, That the Trustees of the Town of Huntington 
settle the Lines between this Town and the Adjoining 



144 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Towns and prosecute on account of the same if Necessarry 
And be reasonably paid for their survices as a Committe 
appointed for that purpose. 

Voted, That the next Annual* Town Meeting be held 
in the Presbyterian Church in the Town Spot of Hun- 
tington. 

John Ketcham, C"" 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 65-9 ) 



[THE TOWN POUND.] 

[1790, iMay 3.] 

The Trustees of the Corporation of the Presbeterian 
Congregation of Huntington hereby grant a sufficient 
quantity of the Parsonage Land near the Meeting House 
to the Trustees of the Township of Huntington to set a 
Town-Pound upon. In Witness whereof we hereunto set 
our hands and affix the seal of the said Corporation this 
3*^ day of May 1790. 

Jas. Sandford. 
Jac'' Brush. 
[Seal.] MiCAH Hartt. 
Tho' Brush. 
Zachariah Smith. 
Thomas Ireland. 
[File No. 212 ) 



[LETTER FROM AARON BURR.] 

[1790, Sept. 30.] 
Sir. — I do not see that it is possible to institute an Ac- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 145 

tion of Trespass, by reason of the Difificulties suggested 
when you were here. — a Lessee cannot maintain an Action 
for any Trespass before his Interest accrued. — If the Com- 
mons in Dispute are Town property or the property of all 
the Inhabitants as such they are subject to Town regula- 
tions & in this way may be preserved from Mauraurders. 

I am Sir y"" most oby 
Aaron Burr.* 

30'^'' Sept. 1790. 
[File No. 213.) 



[CONDITION OF THE SOUTH BEACHES AND 
INLETS AT AN EARLY PERIOD.] 

My Dear Son. 

Thy Request of my affidavit concerning the Islands is 
come to hand but I being far from any Magistrate and 
somewhat Indisposed in body am Not at Present Well 
able to go to one but I propose to take or make an oppor- 
tunity shortly and Quallify to such things as I can Re- 
member of the Matter which is at present to the following 
effect. I became acquainted at sequetaug in the year 1692 
at which time the great inlet was already Broken and had 
been I conclude several years by the effect it had wrought 
upon our shore there being at that time divers thick 
swamps or Clusters of Timber standing dry in Low parts 
of the meadow that had been killed by the salt water flow 
ing higher after the making of that Gut than it had done 
before, and as to any claim or pertence by any of the Nic- 
oUss or any other to any Islands or Beech to the West- 

[*This autograph letter from Aaron Burr, the distinguished 
statesman and lawyer, was in reference to trespassers on the 
South Meadows, which finally ripened into a law-suit which 
lasted several years. — C. R. S.] 



146 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ward of the said inlet I know of none nor never heard of 
any till yesterday by th}' writing. 

No more at present as I think Material perhaps I May 

recollect other instances to send with another oppertunity 

my Love Continueth to thee and th}^ family. Remember 

me kindly to my poor helpless daughter her * * * * 

To 

Jesse Willets at Islip Suffolk County these. 
{File No. 82.) 



[THE OLD POOR HOUSE.] 

[1790, Nov. 13.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Hannah Davis 
widow of William Davis Deceased of the Town of Hun- 
tington in the County of Suffolk on Nassau Island and 
State of New York hath Bargained cSl sold unto Philip 
Conkling and David Rusco Junr. a Certain House situated 
on the Town Lot of Huntington together with all the Tim- 
bers and boards and every of the Appurtenances to said 
House belonging for the sum of six pounds ten shillings 
Lawful money of the State of New York In witness where- 
of I bind my self my heirs Ex — Adm" & Assigns to war- 
rant secure and forever defend said House free and Clear 
unto the said Philip Conkling and David Rusco Jun"" Over- 
seers of the Poor of said Town of Huntington for and In 
behalf of the said Town of Huntington In witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day 
November In the year of our Lord One Thousand seven 
hundred and ninety. ''" 

Sealed & Delivered Hannah x Davis 

In presence of "^""^ 

Tim Williams 
John Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



147 



Know all men by these presents that I Joel Davis son of 
William Davis Deceased and son of the within Named 
Hannah Davis do hereby Surrender vip all my right Title 
Interest Claim and demand of In & to all the within grant- 
ed premises being for Value Received as Witness my hand 
and seal this Twenty six day of November A. D. 1790. 
Witness present Joel Davis [Seal,]* 

Tim Williams 
John Ketcham 
{File No. 220.) 



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Richard Brown 

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Amos Dory 

Deborah Underbill 

Joseph Wickes 

Samuel Hart 

Daniel Wiggins Doct. 

Timothy Jarvis 

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Silas Piatt 

Piatt Ketcham 

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William Johnson 

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Stephen Ketcham 
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John Whitson 
David Copaboon 
Joseph Durbee 
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Reuben Johnson 
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HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 59 

[179 1, Feb. 9.] 

All persons who has rights In the Undivided Lands In 
Huntington from the Antient proprietors are desired to 
attend at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn keeper on Mon- 
day the 14'" of February Instant at 2, O Clock in the 

afternoon. 

By Order of the Trustees 

Jn° Ketcham Clerk. 
Huntington, February y*^ 9, 1791. 
{File No. 211.) 



[GRANT BY ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS.] 

[1791, Feb. 14.] 

At a Meeting of the Original Proprietors of the Town 
of Huntington Legally Notified and held at the house of 
Gilbert Piatt Inn keeper in said Town this 14 day of Feb- 
ruary 1791 it was Voted & Granted that John Hartt of 
said Town should have the Gore of land between Weno- 
Comack and the old Patent Line of the Town of Hunting- 
ton and Bounded Northerly to the head of the River and 
Southerly by Caleb Smith south Path.* 

Recorded by John Ketcham, 
Clerk of the Town of Huntington. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 79.) 

r* Under the Nicoll patent to Huntington in 1666, the east 
line of the town ran from Smithtown River south to the sea. 
The subsequent patents by Dongan, 1688, and by Fletcher in 
1694, changed the boundary so as to run from Fresh Pond m a 
direct line to Sumpwams River and thence to the sea ; so that 
the last two patents left out quite an extensive territory lying 
between what was called "the old patent line" and "the con- 
firmation line." The northerly portion of this strip lay m 
Smithtown ; the southerly part in the new town of Islip. The 



l6o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[Abstract.] 
[1 79 1, Apr. 4.] 

The Petition uf Abraham Van Wyck to the Town 
Trustees : 

Humbly Sheweth, that he is possessed of a Farm or 
Tract of Land situated on West Neck on the west part of 
Huntington Harbour, which Land joins the shore About 
the Distance of One Hundred and eighty one rods & runs 
within a few rods of the channel and he petitions the Trus- 
tees to Grant him toleration to Run a water fence from 
the South part of his Land Down to the Channel, with his 
errecting and keeping A Good & Convenient Swing Gate 
whereby the Inhabitants may as heretofore have free 
Eofress and Insrress to and from s*^ shore, as their Business 
may Require. 

April 4"' 1791. Abraham Vanwyke. 

{File Ko. 204 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1 79 1, Apr. 5.] 

At a Town Meeting Legally warn'd & held at the House 

part in Smithtown had been adjudged to belong to that town, 
in a suit at law decided about 1670, but the part south of 
Smithtown and in Islip was disputed territory. Huntington 
claimed it under the first patent of 1666, on the ground that 
although the subsequent patents did not include it for juris- 
dictional purposes as a township, her title to the soil was never- 
theless good under the first patent. On the other hand it was 
claimed by Islip parties as being within the limits of their 
patents. These contentions ripened into law suits which were 
prosecuted over many years with much vigor, but Huntington 
ultimately gained a large share of the territory, and sold it 
about 50 years later. The above grant to Hart relates to a 
part of this territory east and south of Comae. Perhaps a 
doubt arose concerning the power of the Trustees to convey 
these premises, and hence a meeting was called of all the 
^'Original Proprietors." — C. R. S.J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



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of Gilbert Piatt by Adjournment from the Meeting House 
y« 5'^^ of April 1 79 1. 

The following persons Chosen. 

Trustees Zophar Piatt President, Henry Scudder John 
Wickes John Oakley Ananias Carll Timothy Conkling 
Jun'^ John Ketcham. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Jonathan Titus Constable. 

Overseers Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco Jacamiah 
Brush Esq. Supervisor. 

Commissioners of Highways Capt Timothy Carll Capt. 
Timothy Conkling Thomas Ireland Esq. 

Assessors Micah Hartt Esq. Silas Muncey Selah Wood 
John Ketcham Esq. 

Voted, that Two hundred pounds be raised this year 
to defray the Expences of the Poor and other Town Ex- 
pences. 

Collector Obediah Piatt. 

Fence Viewers Thomas Roe and fourteen others. 

Overseers of Highways John Sammis and twenty-seven 
others. 

Also Voted, that no person shall cut any Grass on the 
Islands In the South Bay West of Cedar Island within the 
bounds of the Town of Huntington before the first day of 
September A. D. 1791 : Under the penalty of Forty shiUing. 

Also, the same day Voted that the following Persons 
settle the Lines between the Town of Huntington and 
Towns Adjoining Committe Viz— Zophar Piatt Jun^ Henry 
Scudder Thomas Wickes John Wickes Timothy Carll Sen^ 
John Oakley Timothy Conkling Jun^ Ananias Carll John 
Ketcham. Who are to act as a standing Committee Ap 
pointed by said Town of Huntington for that purpose In- 
vested with power to Nominate any three of the above 
said Committe to transact the Business respecting a Settle- 
ment of said Lines between the Town of Huntington and 



l62 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Towns Adjoining and prosecute on Account of the same 
and do what is Necessary thereon, and be reasonably paid 
for their trouble. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 

Also Voted, at the aforesaid Town Meeting that the 
next Annual Town Meeting be held at the House of Gil- 
bert Piatt Innkeeper In Huntington to be opened at his 
said House on the first Tuesday of April next Ensuing at 
Ten O'clock in the fore noon of said day for the purpose 
of Choosing proper persons to Negociate the Public Afairs 
of the Town of Huntington. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 81-4 ) 



[179 1, Apr. 18.] 

Articles of Vandue held this iS"" April 1791 By the 
Corporation of the Presbyterian Congregation in Hun- 
tington for the purpose of renting the Parsonage lot ad- 
joining the Homestead of Silas Sammis for Pasturage 
from the 18"' Instant to the 25"' of December next ensuing 
Are that the rent must be paid by Christmas Next with 
lawful Interest if not then paid, till paid ; that if any bidder 
refuses his bid or to give secureity if demanded it will be 
put up again *& the first bidder must make up the defi- 
ciency, if any, and shall reap no benefit if it rents for more 
than when first put up. 

Also the necessary Expences of repairing the fence to 
be taken out of the rent. 

John Ketcham Clerk. 

The above Parsonage hired out to Isaac Losse and 
James Pine Chichester for six pounds fourteen shilling 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 163 

agreable to the above articles as witness our hands this 
iS'*" April 1791. 

James P. Chichester \ Paid 
Isaac Losse i in full 

Certified by me Carll Ketcham, Vandue Master. 
1795, Nov. 7 Isaac Losee C by Cash in part for the 
above rent £6, 5 s. 

1792, March 24 James Pine Chichester paid in full ot rent 
£6, 9s. The Interest thrown in for their repairing the 
fence. 

[File No. 218.) 



[PROOF CONCERNING INLETS THROUGH 
SOUTH BEACH.*] 

[1792, Jan. 28.] 

Supreme Court. 
Aaron Higbie 

Richard Udall 

David Willets of Islip in Suffolk County in the State oi 
New York Farmer aged Seventy four years upon his 
solemn affidavit and Declaration saith That he has lived 
or had his home in Islip from the time that he was eight 
years of age to this present time ; and that the Gut or 
Inlet that lyeth nearly opposite to, or South from the 
house of William Nicolls in which he now liveth, through 
the caurse of his memory has been called Nicolls Gut or 

[* This was an action arising out of a dispute concerning 
title to the Islands in the South Bay and finally culminated in 
a long litigation between the Town of Huntington and Islip 
parties. This and other affidavits are important as showing 
the changes which many years have wrought in the physical 
structure of the beaches and shores on the South Side. — C. R. S.] 



164 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Inlet ; and the great gut or Inlet, and that the Gut or 
Inlet called Huntington Gut or Inlet at the time that he 
was sixteen or seventeen years of age was nearly South 
from the East end of the Island that was called Cedar 
Island ; and that he this affirmant is positive and certain 
from his own vew and personal knowledge that there was 
an Inlet or Gut at that time in that place ; and further this 
afifirrriant saith not. David Willets. 

Affirmed on this 28*'' of Januarv 1792 before me Isaac 
Thompson one of the Commissioners for taking affidavits 
in the County of Suffolk. 
[File No. ^217.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1792, Apr. 3.] 

At a Town Meeting duly Notified and held at the House 
of Gilbert Piatt In keeper in Huntington on the third of 
April 1792. 

The following Persons chosen to transact the public 
Affairs of this Town : 

Trustees Zophar Piatt Jun' President. John Wickes, 
John Oakley Ananias Carll Henry Scudder Timothy 
Conkling Jun'' John Ketcham. 

Clerk and Treasurer John Ketcham. 

Constable Jonathan Titus. 

Overseer of the Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco Jun"". 

Supervisor Ebenezer Piatt Esq. 

Commissioner of Highways Timoth}- Carll Sen'' Timothy 
Conkling Junr. Thomas Ireland Esq. 

Collector Obediah Piatt. 

Surveyors Israel Carll ]Micah Hartt Esq. John Oakley. 

Assessors Jacamiah Brush Esq. Phineas Carll John. 
Ketcham. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 165 

Voted, that Two hundred pounds should be raised this 
year to defray the Expences of the Poor and other Town 

Charges. 

Fence Viewers Capt. David Smith and twenty others. 
Overseers of Highways Capt. David Smith and twenty 

nine others. 

Also Voted, that the Hog act be revived. 
Voted, that the Liberty of Building a Mill at- Cold 
Spring Gut be left to the Discretion of the Trustees of the 
Town oi Huntington. 

Voted, that the Management of the Undivided Islands 
in the South Bay be left to the Discretion of the Trustees. 
Also Voted, that the stray sheep in the Town of Hun- 
tington be taken up and drove to the different places in 
Huntington on the third Monday in October Next Namely 
Gilbert Platts Timothy WiUiams Piatt Carlls Silas Muncey 
Nathaniel Whitmans Jacob Irelands Austin Jarvis Abijah 
Ketchams Capt. David Smiths and James Oakleys and 
there keept till Tuesday week following and then brought 
to the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper In Huntington 
and sold at public Vandue at One O'Clock in the After- 
noon of said day under the penalty of Twenty shillings. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 98-101.) 



[1792, Aug. 9.] 

Notice is Given that as the Trustees of the Township of 
Huntington are for hireing out all the Islands but if they 
answer'their ends Whoever hires them may depend upon 
having their Boats stove & Whosoever shall let any Person 
from Uie North side or any other Place that hires sd. 
Islands Land any hay at their Landings may Depend upon 
having their fences all Destroyed & perhaps something 



worse. 



1 66 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Advertisement set up on the Island & taken down by 
Zophar Piatt Esq. 9 Aug. 1792. 

{File No. 221.) 



[COSTS OF SUITS CONCERNING THE SOUTH 
MEADOWS.] 

[1793. ] 

Dr. Trustees of Huntington 

Account With Eliphalet Wickes. 

£ s. d. 
1790 Sept. Going to New York & searching 
Records for Nickolls pattent i 4 

1791 

July 25 Dr. to get exemp — . Copy of Smith & 
Nickolls pat. i 4 

July — Dr. for Consultation relative to pro- 
ceedings I 4 
Aug. 17 Dr. for same purpose i 4 
1792 
Aug. 5 Dr. to get Colo. Burrs opinion i 4 

1793 

May 20 Dr. went W. Scudder & my father 

for same purpose i 4 

CostsinthecauseofHarttV. Wheeler 5 59 

Do. Do. Higbee ag^ Udall 7 i 

Do. Do. The same ag. the same 8 i 9 
Costs in the cause of Higbee ag. 

Marshal County Court 2 11 6 
Sept. 1793 prepairing the cause of Hart ag. 

Wheeler for trial 15 9 9 

Do. Hubbsagt. 

Mobray 696 

£52 3 3 
{File No. 197, "A.") 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 167 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1793, Apr. 2.j 

At a Town Meeting duly Notified and held at the House 
of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in Huntington on the second 
day of April 1793. 

The following Persons Chosen to transact public busi- 
ness in the Town of Huntington for one year and By Laws 
passed. 

Town Clerk John Ketcham. 

Trustees Zophar Piatt President John Wickes John Oak- 
ley Ananias Carll Henry Scudder Timothy Conkling John 
Ketcham. 

Overseers of Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco. 

Supervisor Ebenezer Piatt Esq. 

Commissioners John Oakley Timothy Conkling Jun^ 
Timothy Conkling Sen^ 

Collector Obediah Piatt. 

Town Surveyors Timothy Carll Jun"" Isreal Carll John 

Oakley. 

Assessors Jacamiah Brush Esq. Capt. Isreal Carll John 

Ketcham Esq. 

VOTED, that the sum of One hundred and Eighty pounds 
should be raised this Year to defray the Expences of the 
Poor and other Town Charges. 

Fence Viewers Capt David Smith and twenty two others. 

Highway Districts Isreal Titus i& eleven others. 

Overseers of the Highways John Haviland and twenty 
nine others. 

Voted, that the next Annual Town Meeting be held at 
the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn keeper In Huntington. 

Also Voted, that the Prayer of Coles Wortmans Peti- 
tion be Granted Respecting his making a Mill Dam and 
Erecting a Grist Mill below the old Mill and Mill Dam 
formerly John Sammises the Spot where to build said Dam 



1 68 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and privileges In behalf of the Town of Huntington re- 
fered to the Trustees of said Town. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 110-15.) 



[THE HUNTINGTON ACADEMY.*] 

[1793, June I.] 

We the subscribers do severally promise to pay or cause 
to be paid to a Committee hereafter appointed by a major- 
ity of votes of the subscribers such share or shares as we 
annex to our respective names each share amounting to 
five pounds current money of New York in four equal in- 
stallments, The first on the first day of June, The second on 
the first day of September, The third on the first day of No- 
vember and the last on the first day of January 1794 with 
lawful interest if not paid at the above mentioned periods 
which committee shall be appointed in the following man- 
ner Viz : each subscriber shall be entitled to a number of 
votes proportioned to the number of shares he or she shall 
hold according to the following ratio Viz : one vote for 
every share not exceeding four — Five votes for six shares, 
six votes for eight shares, seven votes for ten shares and 
one vote for every 5 shares above ten the money so raised 
to be laid out by the committee in building a house not ex- 
ceeding two stories in height forty feet in length and twen- 
ty four in breadth at such time and in such a manner as 
shall be agreed upon by a majority of the subscribers ac- 

[* The Huntington Academy was built on the hill nearly on 
the site of the present Union School building. It was built 
about 1793 by an association of about fifty of the leading citi- 
zens of Huntington, whose names are here given. It was a 
'two story building with a belfry ; was a well built structure 
for the period, and furnished the means of a more liberal edu- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



169 



cording to the above mentioned ratio of votes— All regu- 
lations^'of the House when built and whatever thereunto 
appertains shall forever be regulated and done in such way 
and manner as the subscribers hereof their Heirs Execu- 
tors Administrators or assigns shall order and direct which 
shall be determined by a majority of the proprietors to 
the above ratio of votes. 



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Subscribers names 

James Sandford 
Samuel Fleet 
David Rusco Jr 
Silas Rusco 
Rueben Rolph 
Gilbert Piatt 
John Wickes 
John Piatt 
John Ketchani 
Timothy Jarvis 
Mary Prime 
Zebulon Piatt 
Amelia Lloyd 
William Havieland 
Alexander Sammis 
Jesse Sammis 
Nathaniel Potter 
Selah Wood 
Jesse Conklin 
Epenetus Smith 
William Jones 
Noah Wetmore 
Obadiah Piatt 
Solomon Carll 

Thomas Weeks 6 

Solomon Ketcham i 

Huntington, June ist 1793 
{File iVo. 197, "5 ") 



Subscribers names 

Zadick Smith 
John Brush 
Stephen Fleet 
John Oakley 
Samuel Oakley 
Thomas Roe 
Ephraim Chichester 
Henry Sammis 
Richard Lewis 
Zophar Ketcham 
Isreal Titus 
James Long 
Richard Conklin Cold 

Spring 
Zophar Piatt 
Christopher Ming 
Ebenezer Piatt five, 

certainly or ten if 

wanted to complete 

the building 
Selah Conklin 
Sallie Rogers 
Ebenezer Chichester 
Timothy Williams 
Nathaniel Conklin [Islip] 
James Pine Chichester 



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cation than the common schools of that period. For more 
than fifty years some of the best educators in the country 
taught within its walls, and many of their pupils attained emi- 
nence in all the avocations of life. Nathaniel Potter, who died 
in 1841, gave by his will $10,000, the interest on which has to 



I70 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1793, June 3.] 

At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Huntington 
on the third day of June A. D. 1793 at the House of Gilbert 
Piatt Inn Keeper in said Town. 

Members present Zophar Piatt P'^ John Wickes Ananias 
Carll John Oakley Henry Scudder Timothy Conkling 
Jun'' John Ketcham. 

Voted, that no foreigner shall carry any Clams from 
the South Bay of the Town. of Huntington under the Tol- 
eration of three pence per Thousand (If said Clams were 
catched therein) and the penalty of Ten shillings per 
Thousand without a permit. 

Also Voted, that no Beach Clams on the south side of 
the Islands In our South Bay be catched by any Person 
Whatsoever to Sell to Boatmen under the penalty of Ten 
shillings per Thousand Clams for the Inhabitants of Hun- 
tington to pay & Twenty shillings for Foreigners. 

And it is Ordained that all which penalties as aforesaid 
shall be recovered with Costs of Suit before any Justice 
having power to try the Cause. 

And it is Ordained that Thomas Wickes Esq. shall be 
Inspector of the Clams in the South Bay of the Town of 
Huntington and recover the Toleration & Give Permits 
for the Boatmen to carry said Clams away or authorize 
any other person. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 118.) 



[I793> ] 

Be it known To all it May Concern that the Boatmen 

be used by trustees for educating "the children of the poor in 
Huntington," and the fund was first applied to the support in 
part of the old Academy, and later, when this building was de- 
molished, went t^ the Union School, which took the place of 
the Academy. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I /I 

will not pay hommig to Neither King Nor Toleration 
Masters under no les penalty than they shall fight for their 
Athoraty. 

Advertisement set up at South 1793 In Contempt of the 
Trustees. 

{File No. 200.) 



[1793, June 4.] 

Notice is hereby Given that the Grass on the Islands 
Eastward of Cedar Island In the South Bay and west of 
the Great Gutt will be hired out for Mowing this Season 
on Wednesday the Twelvth day of June Instant at 9 
O'clock A. M. 

Vandue to be opened on Oak Island. 

By Order of the Committee 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
Huntington 4 June 1793. 
{File No. 201.) 



[1793, June 13.J 

State of New York , 
Suffolk County 

The Deposition of Nathaniel Wickes of Lower Salem in 
the County of West Chester and State of New York De- 
poseth and saith he is well Acquainted with a Certain Gut 
lying on the South side of the Town of Huntington in the 
County of Suffolk on Nassaw Island and State of New 
York called Massapague Gut about Sixty years ago which 
said Gut then lay about two miles or two miles and a half 
westward from a certain Island at that time called Goose 



172 ■ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Island at which time the two whale Houses'" on the Beach 
stood between Goose Island & Thatch Island about oppo- 
site the opening. Taken and sworn According to the best 
of his Knowledge this thirteenth day of June A. D. 1793. 

Before me John Ketcham, 

Justice Peace. 
{File No. 216.) 



[TRUSTEES' MEETING.] 

[1793, June 25.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in said Town 
on the 25^^' of June 1793 — Members Present. Zophar Piatt 
President John Wickes John Oakley Capt. Timothy Conk- 
ling John Ketcham Esq. 

Resolved that Ebenezer Hartt who has refused to pay for 
Marsh he hired on the Islands last 3^ear be Immediately 
prosecuted if sufficient evidence can be procui"ed. 

Resolved that if any Inhabitant of the Town of Hunting- 
ton shall carry any Clams out of said Towni to sell without 
permission shall pay a Fine of Forty Shilling. 

Also Resolved that if any person not an Inhabitant of the 
Town of Huntington shall carry any Clams away out of 
said Town catched within the Limits of the Town of Hun- 



[* The mention of "whale houses" reminds us of the fact 
that from the earHest settlement of Long Island the capture of 
whales for securing oil was carried on more or less from the 
South Beach. Many from the North Side of the Island en- 
gaged in the business for a part of the year, and shared in the 
profits of the business. The writer, when a boy, listened to 
the stories told by his grandfather, Gilbert Scudder, of the ex- 
citing adventures of the latter while pursuing and capturing 
Tvhales. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. l/J 

tington without first having obtained Permission as afore- 
said under the penalty of three pounds. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Also Voted and agreed on the day aforesaid that no per- 
son shall cut or carry any Timber of the Uunivided Lands 
In any purchase In the Town of Huntington without first 
having Obtained Permission from the Trustees of said 
Town Under the Penalty of Twenty shillings per Cord for 
Each offence to be recovered before any Justice of the 
Peace. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 119-20.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1793, Oct. 22.] 

At a Town Meeting legally warned and held at the 
House of Gilbert Piatt Innkeeper In Huntington on the 
22 day of October 1793 

For the purpose of Electing a Supervisor in the room of 
Ebenezer Piatt Esq. Who since the last Annual Town 
Meeting has been appointed to the ofifice of first Judge of 
the Court of Common Pleas in this County and has Quali- 
fied into that office and of course Cannot Constitutionally 
act as Supervisor. 

At the aforesaid Town Meeting on the 22 of October 
1793 Voted and agreed that Jacamiah Brush Esq. Act as 
Supervisor In the Room and stead of the aforesaid Ebene- 
zer Piatt Esq. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 127.) 



174 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE SOUTH BEACHES.] 

(1793, Dec. 3.] 

vState OF New York, Suffolk County. 

The Deposition of John Wood of The County of Suffolk 
& State of New York Deposeth and saith he is well Ac- 
quainted with a certain Gut lying on the South Beach In 
the Town of Huntington in said County on Nassau Island 
& State of New York Called Nassapage Gut about sixty 
years ago which said Gut then lay at lest about two miles 
& a half or three miles westward from a certain Island at 
that time called Goose Island at which time the two whale 
Houses on the Beach stood between Goose Island and 
Thatch Island. And that he was well acquainted with 
said Beach and was there a whaleing ,two seasons about 
sixty years ago and very well remembers when there was 
no Gut where the present Gut now is opposite the East 
point of Gilgo and that he had walked dry shod from the 
whale Houses a number of times along the Beach to Mas- 
apage Gut and that said Masapague Gut divided Hunting- 
ton Beach & what was then called Jones Beach on the 
West Beach. Taken & sworn this 3'' day December 1793. 
Before me John Ketcham Justice. 
{File No. 222.) 



[1794, March i.] 

An Account of the Licences and Permits Given out this 
first day of March 1794. 

A permit to Peleg Wood, Piatt Brush, Timothy oakley, 
thomas Ketcham, Nathaniel Merrit, Jonathan titus, Ste- 
phen Sam mis, Gorge Everit, Jesse Smith, Amos Willits, 
ihomas Roe, Elias Baley, thomas forrington, Jacob Ireland, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1/5 

Jesse Briant, thomas Semany, Eliphilet Chiches., Solomon 
Ketcham, Timothy Carll, John Scudder, Samuel fleet, John 
May, David Briant, Piatt Carll, Timothy Williams, Epen- 
etus Bryant, INIoses Blachley, Gilbert Piatt, John Snidecor, 
John Piatt, thomas Ireland. 
{File No. 194) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1794, Apr. I.] 

At a Town Meeting held at the House of Gilbert Piatt 
Inn Keeper in Huntington on the first day of April A. D. 
1794: The following Persons Chosen to Transact Public 
Business in the Town of Huntington for one year. 

Trustees Jacamiah Brush President John Ketcham 
Esq^ Capt. Timothy Conkling Capt. Timothy Carll Jun^ 
Zophar Piatt Esq. Henry Scudder Esq"" John Oakley. 

John Ketcham Esq. Town Clerk. 

Israel Carll Supervisor. 

Assessors Jacamiah Brush Esq. John Ketcham Esq'. 
Thomas Skilman. 

Overseers of the Poor PhiHp Conkling David Rusco 
Jun^ 

Commissioners of the Highways Capt. Timothy Carll 
sen'' Capt. Timothy Conkling Junr. Selah Wood Esq'. 

Collectors of Taxes Obediah Piatt. 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jun"" Israel Carll 
John Oakley. 

Constable Capt. Jonathan Titus. 

Also Voted, that the sum of Hundred pounds New 
York Currency should be raised this year to defray the 
Expences of the Poor of the Town of Huntington and 
other Contingent Charges of said Town. 



176 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Fence Viewers Capt. David Smith and twenty three 
others. 

Overseers of Hiij^hways Samuel Carll and thirty two 
others. 

Also Voted, that the next Annual Town Meeting be 
held at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in Hun- 
tington. 

Voted, That the stray sheep In the Tow^n of Hunting- 
ton to be taken up and drove to the different places in 
said Town on the third Mondav In October next, viz James 
Oakleys and twelve others. And all the remaining stray 
sheep in said Town of Huntington to be brought in to the 
House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keener in said Town on the 
first Monday following & if not owned to be sold on the 
same day by the overseers of the Poor & said Overseers 
of the Poor to pay those men who have yarded them what 
shall be thought reasonable for keeping from the third 
Monday of October to the fourth. 

Voted, that if any Goose or Gooselin older than two 
months sliall be found in the Streets within the Town 
Spot of Huntington without a suf^cient yoke the owner 
shall be Liable to pay six pence a head fine to be recovered 
with cost of suit by any Person who shall procecute for 
the same. 

Voted, That if any Cattle or Horses shall be found on 
the commons within half a mile of the Meeting House on 
Sunday between the Hours of Ten O'Clock in the morning 
and three O'Clock in the afternoon between the first day 
of November 1794 and the first day of May 1795 the 
owners of such Cattle or Horses on Complaint made to 
any Justice of the Peace shall be subject to a fine of one 
shilling a head with costs of suit to be recovered by any 
person who shall procecute for the same to effect. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 136 40.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 177 

[TRUTSEES* MINUTES.] 

[1794, June 17.] 

At a Meeting- of the Trustees 17"' June 1794 at the 
House of Gilbert Piatt in Huntington Present Jacamiah 
Brush Esq. President Zophar Piatt Henry Scudder John 
Oakley Timothy Conkling John Ketcham. 

Voted, That Ebenezer Hartt and Jesse Smith be Ime- 
diately prosecuted before Judge Smith of Smith Town 
Court to be next Saturday week 28"' June Instant at 10 
o'clock B}^ the Trustees of the Town of Huntington. 

Jn° Ketcham, Clerk. 
(File No. 206.) 



[TRUSTEES' MINUTES.] 

[1794, July 24.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Huntington 
at the House of Selah Conkling Inn Keeper in Hunting- 
ton on the 24*'' of July A. D. 1794. It was resolved that 
no person shall cut or Carry away any Grass or thatch in 
the south Bay from any Islands or Marsh to the west of 
Cedar Island unto the Patent Line untill the Tenth day of 
September ensuing and that no person having a Boat 
shall Cut any more than one Boat Load before he Carry 
that off under the Penalty of five pounds and that no Per- 
son having a Boat shall leave to exceed ten Cocks on the 
Penalty of the Hay so left. 

Also resolved the same day that all the Grass to the East 
of Cedar Island be hired out at Vandue and likewise on 
the Beach. 

Also it was Resolved that Notice be given to the Inhab- 



1/8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

itants forbiding- any Person carrj'ing Passengers from the 
Harbour in the Town of Huntington to Norwalk Harbour 
in the State of Connecticut under the penalty of the Law. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 148.) 



[THE RIGHT OF FISHING IN SOUTH BAY.] 

[No Date.] 
To the Honerable the Legeslature of the State of New 
York. 

The petition of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of hempstead and Oysterbay County of Queens 
Humbly showeth that we Your petitioners Claim a Right 
of fishing fouling and Claming on the Bays bars Laying 
Southardly of the Town of Huntington and Islip and in 
the County of Suffolk which privilege we and our fore- 
fathers never have been deprived of and now being In- 
formed that a petition is About to be presented to your 
honorable body for the purpose of preventing the said 
freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town Hempstead and 
Oysterbay for using the same which prayers of their said 
petition we hope your honours will Consider Groundless 
and not Suffer us to be purhibited of our former Rights 
and priviledges and your petitioners as in Duty bound 
will ever pray. 

Thomas Tredwell 
Danel Bedel 
and 150 others.* 
[File No. 139.) 

[* There seems to have been no grounds for such a petition. 
Huntington acquired and was entitled to hold an exclusive 
right to fishing in all the bays and waters lying south of the 
Town, at least to high water line, on the Atlantic Ocean. If 
the people of Hempstead and Oyster Bay fished there, it was 
by sufferance and not of right. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 79 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING— BAITING PLACE 
PURCHASE.] 

[1794, Sept. 8.] 

At a special Town Meeting of the Freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Huntington Legally Notified by 
Advertisement and held at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn 
Keeper In Huntington on the eighth day of September A. 
D. 1794 for the purpose of Consulting on proper measures 
to be adopted and pursued with respect to a certain dispute 
subsisting between the Trustees of the Commonality of 
the Town of Huntington and certain persons Stileing 
themselves proprietors of the Bateing Place purchase and 
to Transact such Other Business as might be necessary to 
be done in behalf of the Tdwn. 

On Motion made by Ebenezer Piatt Esq. and Seconded 
by Thomas Wickes it was Voted Unanimously that the 
Trustees of the Town for the time being be and are hereby 
Authorized and impowered to agree with the persons 
claiming certain Lands & Marshes on the South side of the 
Island as proprietors of what is called the Bating place 
purchase. To leave the said Matter in dispute to Referees 
to be appointed b}' Rule of Court and in case the said 
Claimants will not Agree to that Measure that then and in 
that case if the said Claimants think propper to Issue pro- 
cess in the Law that the said Trustees for the time being 
be and are hereby Authorized and impowered to defend 
the said suit in behalf of the Town. 

Also on Motion made by Capt Timothy Conkling and 
Seconded by Docter James Sanford. It was Voted Unan- 
imously 

That Thomas Wickes Esq. Ebenezer Piatt Esq. and Capt. 
Timothy Conkling be and are hereby appointed Commission- 
ers to attend the Circuit Court to be holden in the County 



l8o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of Queens on the eleventh Instant for the purpose of pre- 
senting an alteration made in the public Country Road 
leading from the Town of Huntington to Hemstead Plains 
and so on to Brookl3'n Ferry which Road is in the Town 
of Oysterbay in Queens County and Altered and laid out 
through Land belonging to John Hulet of the said Town 
of Oysterbay from going through the Hollow on the East 
side of the dwelling House where George Youngs lately 
lived to go on a straight and direct course to the said 
plains where the road formerly was laid out and continued 
to be a good road at all seasons of the year for many years, 
and perhaps ever since that part of the Country has been 
settled to go over hills to difficult to go up with Loads 
and extremel}' dangerous to go down with any kind of 
Carriages on the west and North of the said dwellincr 
House late of the said George Youngs as a public 
Nusance. 

Certified by John Ketcham Clerk. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 150) 

{File No. — ) 



[TRUSTEES' MINUTES— BAITING PLACE 
PURCHASE.] 

[1794, Oct. 2.] 

At a Meeting held at the House of Eliphilet Chichester 
Jun' at West Hills the second day of October 1794 Present 
Jacamiah Brush President Zophar Piatt, John Oakley 
Timothy Conkling Jun', Timothy Carll Jun"" and Henry 
Scudder Trustees on the part of the Town of Huntington 
And Abijah Ketcham Zebulon Ketcham Silas Sam mis and 
Ebenezer Hartt as a Committee on the part of the pro- 
prietors of Bating place purchase. It was Agreed Unan- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. iSl 

imoLisl}' That Selah Strong John Hulbert and John Smith 
be the Referees to he appointed by a rule of Court in 
Suffolk County Common pleas to determine a dispute 
subsisting between said Town and said proprietors upon 
said Committee filing a declaration in said Court unto 
which said Trustees will plead by Mutial Consent. 

Jacamiah Bruspi, President. 
Abijah Ketchaai ) 
Zebulon Ketcham ^ Committee. 
Ebenezer Hartt ) 
A True Copy Delivered to me by Henry Scudder 3*^ of 
Oct. 1794. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings. Vol. II. p. 151.) 
[File No. —.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1795, Feb. 16.] 

At a Special Town Meeting of the Freeholders & Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Huntington duly warned and held 
at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in said Town on 
the Sixteenth of February A. D. 1795 for the purpose of 
Considering what Number of Taverns will be sufhcient to 
License the ensuing year in said Town &c. Voted that 
John Brush shall be moderator of said meeting and James 
Sanford Clerk of the same. 

Resolved., that it be recommended to the Commissioners 
of Excise to License Ten Taverns in the following dis- 
tricts viz Two in the Town Spot one between thence and 
the Bound of Smith Town on the North road, One near 
the Borders of Wene-comack, one in Dicks Hills, Two at 
South & One in the Hollow Hills & one at Sweet Hollow 
and one at Huntinofton Harbor. 



1 82 HUNTINCxTON TOWN RFXORDS. 

Resolved, that the following persons be requested to At- 
tend the Commissioners on the second of next March to 
Consult with them upon the proper persons to be licenced 
in their respective destricts viz. In the Town Spot Capt. 
Timothy Conkling Thomas Roe, up-Tovvn, Down Town 
David Rusco Jr. John Wickes North Road, Thomas Skil- 
man Joseph Piatt Wenecomack Jacobus Hubbs Ellis Carll 
South Jesse Ketcham Silas Muncv, Half Hollow Hills 
John Carmon John Ruland. Sweet Hollow Zophar Ketch- 
am Sam" Oakley Harbour Jonathan Titus Jonathan Scud- 
der Dix Hills Jonah Wood Nath" Buffett. 

Also Resolved, that Thomas Wickes Ebenezer Piatt and 
Timothy Conkling apply to the Commissioners of Oyster 
bay to endeavour to get the Road that leads to New York 
Altered and that their Expences be defrayed by the Town. 

John Brush, Chairman. 

James Sandford, Clerk. 

Certifyed by 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 152.) 



[1795, March 2.] 

March 2'' 1795 A List of Taverns in Huntington. 

Jonathan Titus £2, Epenetus Bryant 4, 12, o, Thomas 
Farrington 5, 12, Eliphilet Chichester 5, 12, Piatt Brush 
5, 12, David C. Bryant 5, 12, Thomas Roe, 5, 12, Thomas 
Fleet 5, 12, Jonathan Scudder 2, Jesse Smith 5, 12, o, 
George Everit 3, 12, Thomas Ireland 5, 12, o, Thomas 
Ketcham 4, 12, Amos Willits 5, 12, Gilbert Piatt 5, 12, 
Timothy Williams 5, 12, Selah Conkling 4, 18, John Sned- 
icor 3, 12, John May 3, 12, Abijah Ketcham Licence for 
Nothing. 

[File No. 190.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 83 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1795, April 7.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting- held at the House of Gil- 
bert Piatt Inn Keeper in Huntington on the Seventh day 
of April A. D. 1795, 

The following- Persons Chosen to transact Public Busi- 
ness for the Town of Huntington for one Year Together 
with By-Laws for said Town. 

Trustees John Brush, President Henry Scudder John 
Oakley David Rusco John Ketcham Timothy Carll Jun"" 
Philip Conkling. 

Town Clerk John Ketcham Esq. 

Supervisor Capt. Israel Carll. 

Assessors Selah Wood Esq. Capt. Timothy Carll Jun'' 
John Ketcham Esq. Thomas Skilman. 

Overseers of the Poor Philip Conkling David Rusco 
Jun^ 

Commissioners of Highways Selah Wood Esq. Capt. 
Timothy Carll Jun'' Capt. Timothy Conkling Jun^ 

Collector Obediah Piatt. 

Constable Capt. Jonathan Titus. 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jun"" Capt. Israel 
Carll John Oakley. 

Pound Master Isaac Losee. 

Fence Viewers Capt. David Smith and twenty five others. 

Overseers of Highways Samuel Haviland and thirty two 
others. 

Also Voted, that the next Annual Town Meeting be 
held at the House of Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper In Hun- 
tington. 

Hog act revived. 

The Sheep act reenacted. 

Voted, that no Cattle or Horses be allowed on the High- 
way on Sundays. 



1 84 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Voted, that no person shall cut any Timber on the Com- 
mons in the Town of Huntington on the penalty of Twen- 
ty shillings per cord to be Recovered by the Trustees 
with Costs of suit. 

Also Voted, that the sum of Two hundred fifty pounds 
be raised for the present year to support the poor and 
Other Contingent Charges of the Town of Huntington. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. 11, pp. 15G-60.) 



[PETITION TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1795, May 20.] 

May 20, 1795. We the subscribers Inhabitants of Cow- 
harbor would direct our request to the Considei-ation of 
Mr. John Brush President of Huntington. We think our- 
selves much aggrieved by a particular set of Persons who 
are making it their Business to catch and carry Clams & 
oysters to New England and as the Bed is but small they 
will soon all be destroyed and we forever be deprived of 
the priveledge we wish that some means might speedily be 
used to put a stop to it which would be a public benifit as 
well as a great convenience to us. The persons employed 
in the Business are two or three Free Blacks belonging to 
this Town & two or three others from we know not where. 
We are certain it is not for want of employment that would 
be more profit but because they are two Idle to follow it. 

Phinihas Sills, Epenetus Bryan, David Bryan, Eliphalet 
Bunce, Isaac Smith, Nath" Kelcy, Daniel Brown, Jesse 
Bryan, Edmund Scudder, Peter Hill, Thomas Higbee, 
Daniel Higbee, William - * * -, Joseph Higbee, Jona- 
than Brush, Eliphalet Carll, Stephen Higbe, Thomas Jar- 
vis, Joseph Piatt, Jaems Hill, Ephram Oakes, Abel Akerley, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 8$ 

Simon L. Jarvis, Nathaniel Kelcy, Nathaniel Havens, Je- 
mima Bird, Silas Wicks, Abigail Pedrick, Nathaniel Udell, 
Scudder Lewis, Jacob * * * *, Samuel Ackerly, Jacob 
Ireland, Lemuel Wickes, Epenetus Smith, Scudder Piatt. 
[File No. 198.) 



[1795, June I.] 

Advertisement. By order of the trustees To be hired 
out at Vendue the 13''' day of June all the Islands and 
Beach from Cedar Island eastward to the Patent line. 
Vendue to be held at the house of Jesse Smith at the South 
side at 2 OClock of sd day. 

John Brush, 
Huntington, June i, 1795. President of trustees. 

{File No. 199.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1795, June I.] 

An Act to prevent the distruction of Clams and oysters &. 

Whereas sundry persons are making a practice of taking 
and carrying away Clams and Oysters from the harbours 
on the North side of the Town of Huntington for the pre- 
vention of which, 

Be it enacted and ordained by the Trustees of the Free- 
holders and Commonalaty of the Town of Huntington and 
it is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the 
same that if any person or persons after the tenth day of 
June one thousand and seven hundred and ninety five shall 
take and carry away out of any of the harbours on the 
North side of the township of Huntington either to Con- 



1 86 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

necticut or else where any Clams or oysters he she or they 
or any one of them so offending shall forfeit the sum of 
forty shillings for every offence contrary to the true in- 
tent and meaning of this Act to be recovered before any 
one Justice of the Peace of the county of Suffolk in an 
action of debt by any person who shall sue for the same in 
which action the Plaintiff shall recover his costs one half 
the penalty so recovered shall belong to the complainant 
and the other half shall belong to the Overseers of the poor 
of the Town of Huntington for the use of the poor Pro- 
vided that nothing in this Act shall extend to prevent any 
person from taking Clams or Oysters for their own use or 
the use of their families residing within said township or 
to sell to any of the inhabitants of said township. 
Passed the first day of June 1795. 

John Brush, P"^ 
(File No. 203 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1795, Aug. 12.] 

To whom it may Concern this is to Certify that at a 
meeting of The Trustees of the Town of Huntington at 
the House of Timothy Williams In Keeper in said Town 
on the Twelvth day of August A. D. 1795 It was Agreed 
that William Haviland and Richard Conkling shall by this 
Instrument of Writing have Sufficient Power and we do 
hereby Empower them to Collect ail Money due or justly 
Owing to the said Trustees from divers persons who have 
made a practice of Carrying away stones* from off the 

[* This act of the Trustees of the Town shows with what 
jealous care the rights of the Town to the shore and lands 
under water were guarded in the olden time, and these asser- 
tions of rights are not without value in these times, in showing 
ancient and long continued claim of title. — C. R. S.J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 8/ 

shore against their Lands or from any other person or per- 
sons who shall or have got stones from said shore from the 
First Tuesday of April last to the first Tuesday of April 
next ensuing the above date at the Rate of Three pence Ton. 

Certified by John Brush 
President of said Trustees. 
[File No. 202 ) 



[1796, March i.] 

March the i^' 1796 A List of Persons who this day Aplied 
for License. 

John Snedicor, Piatt Brush, Joseph Jarvis, Thomas Fleet, 

Ehphilet Chichester, Smith, John Scudder, Thomas 

Ireland, George Everit, Thomas Ketcham, Jacob Ireland, 
Jonathan Titus, Jonathan Scudder, Timothy Williams, 
Amos Willets, Piatt Carll, Gilbert Piatt, Zebulon Doughty, 
Thomas Roe, Selah Conkling, Jesse Smith, Thomas Ger- 
man, Lemuel Fleet. 

{File No. 302 ) . 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1795, Nov. 23.] 

At a Special Town Meeting held at the House of Gil- 
bert Piatt Inn Keeper in Huntington on the 23'' day of 
November A. D. 1795 for the purpose of Choosing a Pres- 
ident of the Trustees in the Room of John Brush Deceased 

It was Voted by a Majority of the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Huntington that Capt. Timothy Conkling should 
officiate in that Office as President till the first Tuesday in 

April 1796. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 166.) 



l88 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1796, Apr. 5.] 

Town Officers and By Laws Voted at Gilbert Platts In 
Huntington at a Public Town Meeting held the 5*'' of 
April A. D. 1796. 

Town Clerk John Ketcham. 

Trustees Jacamiah Brush President of the Trustees 
Henry Scudder John Oakley David Rusco Jun'' Philip 
Conkling John Ketcham Timothy Carll Jun"" 

Supervisor Capt. Timothy Carll. 

Assessors Selah Wood Timothy Carll Jun' Thomas Skil- 
man John Ketcham. 

Overseers of the Poor. Philip Conkling David Rusco Jun"" 

Commissioners of Highways Selah Wood Timothy 
Carll Jun"" Timothy Conkhng Jun' 

Collector John Oakley. 

Constable Jonathan Titus. 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jr Capt. Israel 
Carll John Oakley. 

Pound Master Isaac Losee. 

Fence Viewers Capt. David Smith and twenty five others. 

Overseers of Highways Samuel Haviland and thirty five 
others. 

Also Voted, that the next Annual Town Meeting be 
held at the House of Gilbert Platts Inn keeper in Hun- 
tington. 

Hog act revived as in 1795. 

Sheep act revived as in 1795. 

Cattle & Horse act revived as in 1795. 

Voted, that no person shall cut any Timber on the Com- 
mon in the Town of Huntington on the penalty of Twenty 
shillings per Cord to be recovered by the Trustees with 
Costs of suit. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 1 89 

Also Voted, that the sum of Four Hundred pounds be 
raised by Tax for the present year to support the Poor 
and Other Town Charges. 

And Voted, That Capt. Israel Carll Eliphilet Chiches- 
ter Jun' Thomas Skilman John Ketcham David Rusco J'' 
Jesse Conkline Be Commissioners of Schools. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Tuivn Meetings, Vol II, pp- 174-8.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1796, May 10.] 

At A Special Town Meeting held at the House of 
Gilbert Piatt Inn Keeper in Huntington on the Tenth Day 
of May 1796 by Reason of the Former Constables refusing 
to Qualify Also the Fence Viewers not Coming forward 
to be sworn. 

It was Voted that Ebenezer Vail act as Constable till 
our next annual Town Meeting in the room of Capt. Jon- 
athan Titus. 

Also Voted that the following Persons Act as Fence 
Viewers Capt. David Smith and twenty five others. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 179,) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1796, June 20.] 

An Act or Ordinance laying four pence per Cord on all 
wood laid on the common or Highway at Bryants landing 
belonging to any person living in Smith Town. 



IQO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Whereas the Common and Highway at Bryants landing 
in Huntington in Suffolk County is much covered with 
wood and on account of its hilly and unlevel situation as 
well as the contracteded and narrowness of the highway 
and common renders it impossible for many of the wood 
carters belonging to Huntington at many times to find 
suitable ground to lay their wood on And whereas the 
road and roads leading from said landing to the boarders 
of Smith Town have been found lately to be much out of 
repair, and much labour and expence has lately been done 
by the inhabitants of Huntington that use that road and 
landing and much more is necessary to be done in repair- 
ing the roads and levelling the hilly and uneven ground 
near the landing. And whereas a great proportion of the 
■wood and other lumber usually brought to the said land- 
ins: comes out of Smith Town the owners of which refuse 
to assist in repairing the roads and uneven ground at the 
landing. In order therefore to obtain some pecuniary 
assistance from the inhabitants of Smith Town who use 
the road and landing. 

Be it enacted and ordained by the Trustees of the Free- 
holders and commonality of the Town of Huntington and 
it is hereby enacted and ordained by the authority of the 
same that each and every person or persons who during 
the continuance of this act or ordinance may have any 
cord wood or lumber laid on the highway or common at 
Bryants landing or within a quarter mile of the shore shall 
pay for the same at the rate of four pence per cord if cord 
wood, and if other lumber at the rate of two pence per 
waggon load to be paid at the time the wood or lumber is 
taken off, all which sum or sums as aforesaid shall be paid 
into the hands of the overseers of the highway called the 
cord wood road leading to Bryants landing, to be by him 
applied towards the repair of the said road and landing 
place at his discretion and in case any of the owners of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 191 

the said wood or timber being an inhabitant of Smith 
Town, laid on the highway or common land within quarter 
of a mile of the shore of said landing shall neglect or refuse 
to pay for the same at the rate of four pence per cord for 
wood and at the rate of two pence per waggon load for 
lumber unto the overseers of the said highway upon 
demand at the time or after the same is taken off. The 
said overseer of the said highway is hereby authorized 
and impowered to sue for and recover the same before 
any one Justice of the peace of the County of Suffolk in 
an action of debt with costs of suit, who is hereby em- 
powered and required to hear and determine the same by 
the oath of one or more credible witness or witnesses. 
, Passed the 20"' day of June 1796.* 
{File No. 215.; 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1796, June 20.] 

An Act to prevent the destruction of Clams and Ov^ters 
&c. 

Whereas sundry persons are making a practice of taking 
and carrying away Clams and Oysters from the harbours 
on the North side of the Town of Huntington for the pre- 
vention of which 

Be it enacted and Ordained by the Trustees of the Free- 
holders and Commonalaty of the Town of Huntington 
And it is hereby enacted and Ordained by the Authority 
of the same that if any person or persons after the Twenty 
third of June A. D. 1796 shall take and carry away out of 
any of the harbours on the North side of the Town of Hun- 

[* Bryant's landing above mentioned was at Northport then 
called Cow Harbor.— C. R. S.] ' 



192 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tington either to Connecticut or elsewhere any Clams or 
Oysters, he, she, or they or any of them so offending shall 
forfeit the sum of Forty shilling for every offence Con- 
trary to the true intent and meaning of this Act to be 
recovered before any one Justice of the Peace of the 
County of Suffolk in an Action of Debt by any person 
who shall sue for the same in which Action the Plaintiff 
shall recover his costs, one half the penalty so recovered 
shall belong to the Complainant and the Other half shall 
belong to the Overseers of the Poor for the Town of Hun- 
tington for the use of the Poor. Provided that nothing in 
this Act shall extend to prevent any person from taking 
Clams or Oysters for their own use or the use of their 
Families residing within said Township or to sell to any 
of the Inhabitants of said Town. 
Passed the 20 of June 1796. 

Jacamiah Brush, P D. 

Attested by John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{File No. 205J 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1796, July 27.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees at Timothy Williams 27*'' 
July 1796. 

Jacamiah Brush John Oakley Philip Conkling Timothy 
Carll David Rusco John Ketcham. 

i^^ An Enquirey Respecting the stones at West neck 
shore. 

2^ William Haviland and Richard Conkling was cited 
to appear before the Trustees to shew their Titles respect- 
ing the shore. 

3"* Mr. Conkling and Haviland Informs that Timoth^^ 



i 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 193 

Youngs and Louse Ireland has carried away from the west 
Neck shore eight sloop Load of stone. 

Also that Ebenezer Jones & Reuben Johnson has taken 
2 Loads of stone. 

But still he claims part of the' stones as his property. 

Trustees to meet at * " ■• ^' * '^ West Neck at Eight 
OClock in the Morning A petition brought forward in 
Favour of James Ruland respecting his Fine by Esq. Hart. 
{File No. 207.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1797, Apr. 4.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hun- 
tington held at the House of Gilbert Piatt in Huntington 
on the 4th of April A. D. 1797. 

The following Persons were Chosen to Transact Public 
Business for one year. 

John Ketcham Chosen Town Clerk. 

Israel Carll Supervisor. 

Trustees Timothy Conkling President John Ketcham 
Phineas Carll Jesse Conkling Gilbert Piatt Daniel Jarvis 
John Oakley. 

Overseers of the Poor Obediah Piatt Silas Sammis. 

Commissioners of Highways Israel White Solomon 
Ketcham Phineas Carll. 

Collector & Constable Jonathan Titus. 

Commissioners of Schools David Rusco Jun' Jesse 
Conkling Eliphalet Chichester Jun"" Malancthon B. Wood. 

Assessors Jacamiah Brush John Ketcham Timothy Carll 
Jun' David C. Bryant. 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jun' Capt. Israel 
Carll John Oakley. 



194 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Pound Master Isaac Losee. 

Fence Viewers Josiah Smith and twenty five others. 

Overseers of Highways as follows Piatt Rogers High- 
way master for the Road upon Santepogue To Call on the 
Proprietors & thirty five others. 

Also Voted that the next Annual Town Meeting be held 
at the House of Gilbert Piatt In Huntington. 

And Voted the Hog act revived, also the sheep act. 
also the Cattle & Horse act, 

Also Voted that no person shall cut any Timber on the 
Commons in the Town of Huntington on the penalty of 
Twenty shillings per Cord to be recovered by the Trus- 
tees with Costs of suit. 

Also Voted that the sum of Four Hundred pounds be 
raised by Tax for the present year to support the poor 
and other Town Charges. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings. Vol. II, pp. 185 9.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1798, Apr. 3.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hun- 
tington held at the House of Gilbert Piatt In Huntington 
on the third day of April 1798. 

The following Persons were Chosen to Transact Public 
Business for one year. 

Town Clerk John Ketcham, 

Supervisor Israel Carll. 

Trustees Timothy Conkling Jr. President Phineas Carll 
Daniel Jarvis Jesse Conkling Gilbert Piatt John Oakley 
John Ketcham. 

Overseers of the Poor, Obediah Piatt Silas Sammis. 
Constable & Collector Capt. Jonathan Titus. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 195 

Commissioners of Highways Jacamiah Brush Esq. Phin- 
eas Carll Amos Piatt. 

Commissioners of Schools David Rusco Jr. Jesse Conk- 
ling Melanthon B. Wood Eliphilet Chichester Jun^ 

Assessors Henry Scudder John Oakley Zebulon Ketch- 
am John Ketcham Tmiothy Carll Jun^ 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jr. Major Israel 
Carll John Oakley. 

Pound JNIaster Isaac Losee. 

Fence Viewers Josiah Smith & twenty seven others. 
Overseers of Highways, Master Piatt Rogers and thirty 
seven others. 

Hog act voted revived. 
Sheep act also ixvived. 

Also on the same day Voted that Major Israel Carll and 
David Rusco Jun^ take care of Instestate estates in the 
Town of Huntington in Suffolk Countv on Nassau Island 
and State of New York. 

Also Voted that the next Annual Town Meeting for the 
Town of Huntington be held at the House of Gilbert 
Platts in Hunting-ton. 

Also Voted that the sum of one Thousand Dollars be 
raised this Year to Support the Poor and Other Contin- 
gent Charges. 

Also Voted That no person or pei-sons not being an Inhab- 
itant or Inhabitants of this Town shall Practice Fouling 
Fishing Claming or Oystering in the Town of Huntington 
Under the penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that 
kind One Moiety thereof to the Complainers and the other 
Moiety to the Overseers of the Poor of said Town. Over- 
seers of the above act to put it in execution Isaiah Jarvis 
Zebulon Ketcham Simon L. Jarvis Epenetus Smith, Third 
of April 1789. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
{Towji Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 194-99.) 



196 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE SOUTH BEACH.] 

[1798, March 3.] 

Supreme Court | ^^ 
Suffolk County f 

Jonathan Mills of the Town of Smith Town in the said 
Count}' of Suffolk (Yeoman) being of the age of Eighty 
eight 3'ears and upwards Maketh Oath and saith that 
when he was about Twenty two and twenty three years 
of age He' was (in the season of Whaling) for two suc- 
cessive years on the south Beach with others, whaling 
who made their stand at a place called piquety Roof. 
That there was then a Gut or Inlet through the Beach 
considerably to the westward of a south line from the 
dwelling House of the late William NicoU Esq. and about 
a mile or a mile and an half west of the west point of the 
woods on the Beach and that he never heard that the 
former William Nicoll Esq. Laid any claim to any part of 
the Beach on the west side of the said Gut but that he 
claimed on the east side of the same — further saith not. 

Jonathan Mills. 
Sworn the third day of March in the year of our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred & ninety eight Before me 
Ebenezer Platt — one of the Commissioners in said Coun- 
ty for taking af^davits to be read in Supreme Court. 
{File Nu. 208.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1799, Apr. 2.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hunting- 
ton held at the House of Gilbert Platt in said Town on the 
second day of April A. D. 1799. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I97 

The following Persons were Chosen to Transact Public 
Business for one year. 

Town Clerk John Ketcham. 

Supervisor Major Israel Carll. 

Trustees Timothy Conkling Jr. President Phineas Carll 
Daniel Jarvis Jesse Conkling Gilbert Piatt John Oakley 
John Ketcham. 

Overseers of the Poor Obediah Piatt Silas Sammis. 

Commissioners of Highways Jacamiah Brush Esq. Silas 
Smith of Dicks, Amos Piatt. 

Constables Jonathan Titus Ezekiel Wickes. 

Collector Jonathan Titus. 

Assessors John Ketcham Jacamiah Brush Zebulon 
Ketcham Malanethon B. Wood Scudder Lewis. 

Town Surveyors Capt. Timothy Carll Jr. Major Israel 
Carll John Oakley. 

Pound Master Isaac Losee. 

Fence Viewers Josiah Smith and twenty seven others. 

Overseers of Highwa3's Piatt Rogers & thirty four others. 

Hog act revived as in 1798. 

Also Voted the same day That Major Israel Carll and 
David Rusco Jun'' take care of the Intestate Estates in the 
Town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Nassau Island 
and State of New York. 

Also Voted that the next Annual Town Meeting for the 
Town of Huntington be held at the House of Gilbert Piatt 
In Huntington. 

Also Voted that the sum of Five Hundred Dollars be 
Raised for the support of the Poor A. D. 1799. 

Also Voted that no person or persons not being an Inhab- 
itant or Inhabitants of this Town shall practice Fowling 
Fishing Claming or 03'stering in the Town of Huntington 
under the penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that 
kind One moiety thereof to the Complainer and the other 
Moiety to the Overseers of said Town. Overseers of the 



198 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

above act to put it in execution Isaiah Jarvis Zebulon 
Ketcham Sunon L. Jarvis Epenetus Smith. 

John Ketcham Clerk. 
Huntington 2^ of April 1799. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 21215.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1799, April 30.] 

Notice 
Is hereby Given That on Tuesday the seventh day of 
May Next at three O'Clock in the Afternoon will be hired 
out at the House of Jesse Smith at Huntington South All 
the Marsh Eastward of Cedar Island to the Patent Line 
Likewise the Beach and the Gronts. 

By Order of the Trustees 

Jno. Ketcham Clerk. 
Huntington 30*^ April 1799. 
{File No. 209.) 

[Note. — The period between the close of the war in 1783 
and the beginning of the new century was marked by no ex- 
citing local events. The people here gladly resumed their ac- 
customed avocations and rapidly repaired the wastes of war, 
and they readily adapted themselves to the new machinery of 
Town, County, State and National government under the new 
order of things, and being one of the oldest towns of the State, 
Huntington exercised considerable influence in public affairs. 
By special provisions of the treaty of peace with Great Britain 
and by the first Constitution of the State, existing titles to 
land were confirmed, and grants of land made under the 
Colonial Government were ratified and confirmed, so that the 
title Huntington had acquired to its lands, above and below 
water, from Colonial Governors, were continued valid and ef- 
fectual. The new Federal Constitution was ratified by the 
States in 1788, George Washington was elected President the 
same 3"ear, re-elected in 1792, and declining a re-election in 
1796, John Adams was chosen, and at the end of his term, 
1800, Thomas Jefferson was elected President, and the capital 
was moved from Philadelphia to the city of Washington. 
The census taken this year shows the population of the 
United States to have been 5,308,483. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. I99 

[NEGRO SET FREE.] 

[1800, January 30.] 

Huntington, January Y*" 30'^ A. D. 1800. 
To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Jonah Wood of the Town of Hunting- 
ton in the County of Suffolk on Nassau Island and State 
of New York do Manumit and set free A Certain Female 
Slave by the Name of Mary aged about fifty three years. 
Agreeable to a Law of the State of New York passed 29^'* 
March 1799 Specifying That it shall be lawfuU for the 
owner of any Slave Immediately after the passing the said 
act to Manumit such Slave by a certificate for that pur- 
pose under his hand and Seal.* 

Jonah Wood. 

In witness of 

Epenetus Platt. 
Melancthon B. Wood. 

{File No. 316.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1800, April I.] 
At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hun- 



[* Negro slaves were held in Huntington from the first set- 
tlement down to the early part of this century, and in 1755 
there were eighty-one slaves here, forty-six males and thirty- 
five females, distributed among fifty-three families. By act of 
the Legislature, passed after the Revolution, provision was 
made whereby slave owners could voluntarily free their slaves, 
provided such slaves were under fifty years old and capable of 
supporting themselves. The Town Clerk's office abounds in 
records of the manumission of slaves during this period, but 
it is not deemed important to print more than a few, and 
these are given as samples. — C. R. S.] 



200 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tington held at the house of Gilbert Platts in said Town 
on the First day of April 1800 

The following persons were chosen to transact Public 
Business for one year. 

John Ketcham Town Clerk Isreal Carll Supervisor 
Trustees, Timothy Conklin Jun' President Phineas Carll 
John Oakley John Ketcham John Snedicor Daniel Jarvis 
Gilbert Piatt Commissioner of Highways, Jacomiah Brush 
Silas Smith Amos Piatt — Overseers of the Poor Phillip 
Conkling David Rusco Jun"" — Constables Jonathon Titus 
Collector & Constable Piatt Vail Jun Constable Assessors, 
Nathan Potter Jacomiah Brush Zebulon Ketcham Melanc- 
ton B. Wood Henry Scudder, Town Surveyors, Timothy 
Carll Jun Major Isreal Carll John Oakley Pound Master 
Isaac Losee — Fence Viewers Josiah Smith and twenty 

seven others — Overseers of Highways 

''Piatt Rogers and thirty seven others Highway Masters, 
and further that Major Isreal Carll and David Rusco be 
chosen to take care of the Intestate Estates. Also voted 
$1,000 to take care of the Poor and other Charges of Town 
of Huntington. 

"Also Voted That no person or persons not being an In- 
habitant of said Town of Huntington shall practice Fish- 
ing Clamming or oystering in the Town aforesaid under 
the Penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that kind 
one moiety thereof to the Complainer hereof and the other 
moiety to the overseers of the Poor of said Town" Isaiah 
Jarvis Zebulon Ketcham Simon L. Jarvis Capt. J. Bunce 
Overseers of the above act to put it into execution. 

On Motion of Ebenezer Piatt Esq and seconded by 
David Harrision Voted That the sum of seven hundred 
and fifty Dollars be levied and collected from the Taxable 
Inhabitants of this Town in the present year in the Same 
Manner that monies are levied and Collected from said In- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20I 

habitants for the Support of the Poor of the Town which 
said Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Dollars when so 
Collected shall be applied by the Overseers of the Poor of 
this Town for the time being and by and with the Consent 
and approbation of two or more of the Justices of the 
Peace of the County of Suffolk for the purcheaseing a 
Suitable Lot of Land and House or of Building a House 
convenient for the Lodging and accomodation of the 
Poor of the Town and also to purchase Necessary Mate- 
rials for Seting such Poor persons to workand for the Pay- 
ment of such person or persons as the said Overseers may 
from time to time appoint as Keepers of such House or 
Poor Persons mentioned therein. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 216, 218-22.) 



\ 



[1800, April 3.] 

Manumission of slave Charles by Elizabeth Bryan. 

Whereas by an Act of the Legislature of the State of 
New York entitled "an Act for the gradual abolition of 
Slavery passed the 29th of March A. D. 1799" and by the 
sixth Section thereof it is enacted "That it shall be lawful 
for the owner of any Slave immediately after the passing 
of this Act to manumit such slave by a certificate for that 
purpose under his hand and Seal." Now know ye that I 
Elizabeth Bryan of Huntington in Suffolk County and 
State of New York pursuant to the above recited Act do 
by these presents Manumit and set free my negro servant 
man Charles to take effect three years from the date here- 
of and he is hereby manumitted and made free on the third 
day April which will be in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and three. 



202 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seal the third day of April A. D. 1800. 

Elizabeth Bryan. 
Young P. Scudder. 
Jonas S. Smith. 
[File No. 303.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS-.] 

[1800, June 18.] 

At a Meeting of the Trustees on the 18*^ of June 1800. 

Timothy Conkling John Oakley Phineas Carll Gilbert 
Piatt John Snedicor John Ketcham Present, said Trustees 
resolved that their Clerk should write Letters to the fol- 
lowing Persons who cathed and sold clams to persons 
out of said Town from the Various creeks Bays or. Har- 
bours Therein viz: Zacheriah Rogers Cold Spring Luman 
Tubs Cedars and agreed that said Clerk write to John 
Scudder and Edmund Scudder to desist cuting cedars on 
the Beach leading to Eatons Neck under penalty of being 
prosecuted for the same. 

By order of the Trustees* 

Jn° Ketcham, Clerk. 

Letters wrote 19'^^ 
{File No. 186.) 



[1800, August 25.] 

This is to Certify all whom it may Concern that agree- 

[*The constant and repeated custom of our ancestors, both 
at Town Meetings and through the Board of Trustees of the 
Town, to assert their control of the fisheries in all the bays and 
harbors in the Town, shows that from the first settlement 
down, they fully understood and appreciated their rights under 
the Colonial Patents. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 203 

able to a Law of the State of New York Passed the 29th 
of March 1799 Entitled an act for the Gradual abolition 
of Slavery the Subscriber Doth abandon a Certain Male 
Child Born of a woman Slave his Property said child 
being Born on the Sixteenth day of December Last Past 
Named. 

Jarvis Whitman. 
Huntington the 25th of August 1800. 
{File No. 317.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1801, April 7.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hun- 
tington held at the house of Gilbert Piatt in said town on 
the seventh day of April 1801 The following Persons were 
Chosen to Transact Public Business for one year John 

Ketcham Town Clerk Isaac Supervisor Col. Timothy 

Conkling President of the Trustees— Phineas Carll John 
Oakley John Snedicor John Ketcham Daniel Jarvis Gilbert 
Piatt Trustees — Jacomiah Brush Jarvis Whitman Amos 
Piatt Commissioners of Highways— Phillip Conkling David 
Rusco Jr. Overseers of the Poor— John Oakley Collector 
—Jonathan Titus Piatt Vail Jr. Constables— Jacomiah 
Brush Esq. Melancton B. Wood David Rusco Jr. Assess- 
ors—Timothy Carll Jun. Major Isreal Carll John Oakley 
Town Surveyors— Isaac Losee Pound Master and Josiah 
Smith and twenty-eight others Fence Viewers — Overseers 

of Highways "Piatt Rogers Highway 

Master for Santepogue Path up the neck to Call on the 
Proprietors — Henry Sammis" and thirty-six others "Also 



204 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

on the same day it was Voted that Major Isreal Carll and 
David Rusco Jr. take Care of the Intestate Estates." 
And also voted that eight hundred and seventy-five dollars 
be raised to support the Poor of the Town for the ensuing- 
year. 

"Also Voted That no person or persons not being an 
Inhabitant of said Town of Huntington shall practice 
Fishing Claming or Oystering in the Town aforesaid 
under the penalty of Ten Dollars for every Offence of that 
kind One Moiety thereof to the Complainer hereof and 
the other Moiety to the Overseers of the Poor of said 
Town" John Conkling and eight others "Overseers of the 
above act to put in execution." 

Zebulon Ketcham Isaiah Jarvis Daniel Sprague and 
Oliver Carll appointed to carry the Law Respecting 
Pasturing any Horses or neat Cattle on the Beach or Islands 
of Town of Huntington, into effect viz. — Any person or 
persons Pasturing Stock as above after June lo next shall 
pay a fine of $io for each offense — In default stock shall be 
sold overplus if any to paid to the owner — and Amount 
of fines to be paid to Overseers of the Poor. 
{Tuwn Meetings, Vol. II, ijp. 224, 227-29. 



[i8oi, April 10.] 

Huntington, April lo, i8oi. 
To all whom it may concern I hereby Certify that by 
virtue of the authority vested in me as the owner of a 
slave named Frank by an act of the Legislature of the 
State of New York entitled "an act concerning slaves and 
Servants" passed the S"' of April A. i8oi I have, after the 
tenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thovisand 
eight hundred and eight manumitted and set free and do 
by these presents after that period manumit and set free 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 205 

the said negro man Frank who was brought up by & 
whom I purchased of Samuel Wood. 

Certified by me the day and year first above written. 

In presence of Platt ROGERS. 

Silas Wood. 

{File No. 318 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1801, April 30.] 

Advertisement. 
The Grass on the Islands and Beach in the South Bay 
Eastward from Cedar Island to the Patent Line will be 
Hired out to mow this season on Wednesday the twentieth 
of May next at 10 Clock in the forenoon Vendue to be held 
on the premises By Order of the Trustees. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 
Huntington 30'^ April A. D. 1801. 
{File No. 185.) 



[1801, August 25th.] 

Whereas by a Law of the State of New York, Passed, 
the twenty Ninth day of March One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Ninety Nine by which act in a Certain 
Clause whereof it was Enacted That all Children Born of 
any woman being a Slave after the fourth day of July 
then Next should be Deemed to be Born free under such. 
Restrictions as said act Doth Direct making it the Duty of 
Every such master or Mistress to Certify the age and sex 
of Everv such Child so Born to the Town Clerk where 
such Child shall be Born. Now this is to Certify all whom 



.206 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

it may Concern that I, Jonah Wood yeoman of Hunting- 
ton owner of a Certain Black Woman an Born a Slave 
who was Delivered of a male Child on the twenty fifth 
day of March Last Past which Child is called James. 

Dated in Huntington this twenty fifth day of August 
Eighteen Hundred and one and Signed by the Said 

Jonah Wood. 

(File No. 319 ) 



[PETITION FOR DOCK AT BRYANT'S LANDING.] 

[1802, .] 

To the President & Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton. 

We the Undersigned being Inhabitants of said Town & 
persons who frequent the Landing Called Brvans Land- 
ing in said Town Humbly Request that A Grant or Per- 
mission may by you be given us for the purpose of build- 
ing a Public Dock at said Landing as afore said under such 
Rules & Regulations as a majority of the persons con- 
cerned may adopt from time to time. 

As the public utility of a Dock as afore said must be 
fully manifest to you We flatter ourselves you will not 
hesitate to comply with our request. 

Am Gentlemen yours, &c., 

Phinehas Smith, Moses Blachley, Ellis Carll, 
Silas Carll, Jesse Bryan, William Jarvis, Philip Jar- 
vis, Obediah Wheeler, Platt Willets, Lewis Wickes, 
John B. Scudder, Augustain Jarvis, Ebenezer Weakes, 
Epenetus Bryan, Platt Arthur, Fredric Smith, Da- 
vid Skidmore, Joel Bunce, Edmund Scudder, Joel 
Smith, Eneas Smith, Hubbart Ketcham, Moses Rog- 
ers, Isaac huff, James Gildersleeve, Elkanah Bunch- 
es, Agustain Jarvis, Young P. Scudder. 

{^Flle No. 182.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 20/ 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1802, Jan. 28.] 

At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton on the 28th of January 1802 Present, Timothy Conk- 
ling Pd. John Oakley, Phineas Carll John Ketcham Gilbert 
Piatt Trustees. Resolved that Letters be wrote to Jona- 
than Titus Collector and his suretys to settle the Averages 
of rates without delay. Also resolved that Imediate at- 
tention be paid to the Undivided Lands in the Old Pur- 
chase to prevent Persons from cutting and carting away 
the Timber. Agreed that Mr. John Oakley Inquire who 
cut a number of Cords of wood on the undivided Lands 
and settle with them. 

Also to Inquire who has been cutting Cedar & Pines on 
Eatons Neck Beach. Phineas Carll Dan" Jarvis to go to 
Eaton Neck Beach. 

Jn° Ketcham, Clerk. 

Also a Complaint respecting the Thatch being cut at 
Cow harbour By W'" Sills. 
(File No. 180.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1802, April 6.] 

"At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hun- 
tington held at the House of Gilbert Piatt in said Town 
on the Sixth day of April 1802 The following Person were 
chosen to Transact Public Business for one year 

Town Clerk — John Ketcham. Supervisor — Isreal Carll. 
Trustees — Timothy Conkling Jun' President Phineas Carll 



208 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

John Oakley John Ketcham Timothy Carll Jr. Samuel 
Scidmore Gilbert Piatt. Overseers of the Poor — Phillip 
Conkling David Rusco Jun. Collector — John Oakley. 
Commissioners of Highways — Jacomiah Brush Jarvis 
Whitman, Amos Piatt. Constables — Jonathan Titus, Piatt 
Vail Jun''. Assessors — Jacomiah Brush, jNIelancton B. 
Wood David Rusco Jun'. Town Surveyors — Timothy 
Carll Jun'' Major Isreal Carll John Oakley. Pound Mas- 
ter — ISIicah Beadle, Fence Viewers — Josiah Smith" and 
twenty nine others. "Overseers of Highways — Piatt 
Rogers Highway Master from Santepogue path up the 
neck to call on the proprietors Henry Sammis" and thirty 
five others. Also on the same day it was voted that Major 
Isreal Carll and David Rusco Jun' take care of the Intes- 
tate Estates Also Voted that next Annual Meeting for the 
Town be held at the house of Gilbert Piatt in said Town. 
It was also voted to raise One thousand Dollars to defray 
the expenses of the Town Poor for the ensuing year. 

"Also voted That no person or persons not being Inhab- 
tant of said Town of Huntington shall Practice Fishing 
Claming or Oystering in the Town aforesaid Under the 
penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that kind one 
Moiety thereof to the Complainer hereof and the other 
Moiety to the Overseer of the Poor of said Town" "Over- 
seers of the above act to put in execution" John Conkling 
and eight others. 

It was also voted the Zebulon Ketcham Isaiah Jarvis 
Daniel Sprague Oliver Carll Carr}- the following Law in 
effect Respecting the Beach. That if any person or per- 
sons shall let any Horse or neat Cattle of any kind le- 
main on the Beach or Islands belonging to the Town of 
Huntington after the loth day of June next for the pur- 
pose of pasturing such person or persons shall be fined Ten 
Dollars for each. In default the said stock shall be sold 
the overplus to be paid to the owner, and the balance to 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



209 



the Overseers of the Poor of the Town and it was "fur- 
ther resolved at the annual Town Meeting of the Inhabi- 
tants of Huntington that Phineas Carll and Moses Blachly 
Esq. was unanimously Chosen to meet other Delagates 
from the Several Towns in the County of Suffolk for the 
purpose of apportioning the County into Districts." 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 234-36.) 



[GRANT FOR DOCK AT BRYANT'S LANDING.] 

[1802, May 18.] 

Whereas Jesse Bryan, EUes Carll, John Scudder and 
others Inhabitants of the Town of Huntington and other 
persons frequenting the Landing called Bryans Landing in 
the Eastern part of the Town of Huntington did by their 
Petition to the President & Trustees of the Commonality 
of the Town of Huntington request that a Grant or per- 
mission be given them & such other persons as might as- 
sociate themselves with them for the purpose of building 
a Dock at said Landing under such rules & regulations as 
a Majority of the persons concerned might from time to 
time adopt of & concerning the same. The President & 
Trustees in pursuance of the request contained in said pe- 
tition did on the last Tuesday in April Grant the same 
with full power & authority to said persons to build said 
Dock and to make such necessary Laws & regulations of 
& concerning the same as may be deemed by them or a 
Majority of them right & proper. 

Huntington May 18, A. D. 1802. 

By Order of the Trustees 

John Ketcham Clerk. 

A copy Granted. 
{File No. 181.) 



2IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LEASES— SOUTH SIDE.] 

[1802, June I.] 

June I'* 1802 — Leases to be Imecliately wrote. 

Grass Island to Isaiah Jarvis £\ 10. 

Small Island between Oak Island & Grass Island to 
Abraham Thomson for 12s. 

West end of Oak Island to Oliver Youngs for £4. 12. 

East end of Joshuas Island to Zebulon Smith ior £4. 12. 
Wrote. 

Jesse Island to Zebulon Smith £^ 2. wrote. 

West end of Cap tree to the hills David Sprauge £2. 

South side of Middle Creek to broad Creek to the water 
and West to the Hills Isaiah Jarvis £2 3. wrote. 

East lott to the Gut to Jesse Wickes £0 16 on the Beach. 

Lot to the East of the Island South by the Middle Creek 
to Crooked Creek «& North to the Bay to Silas Smith £2 3. 

East of Crooked Creek to broad Creek & South to mid- 
dle Creek North to the Bay Isaiah Jarvis £2 18. wrote. 

East of Broad Creek to the Gut to Silas Smith £2 o. 
[File No. 183.) 



[1802, June I.] 

To whom it may concern Know ye That I Timothy 
Conklin Jim"" President of the Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington in the County of Suffolk on Nassau Island 
State of. New York — By and with Consent of said Trus- 
tees of said Town by these presents doth Demise Grant 
and to farm let all the Grass for this season on three cer- 
tain lots in the South Bay of said Town of Huntington 
viz — Grass Island Also East of Crooked Creek to broad 
Creek and South to middle Creek & North to the Bay and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 211 

South side of Middle Creek to Broad Creek to the Water 
and west to The Hills for the sum of i6 Dollars, t,6 cents 
which money the said Jarvis promise to pay to said Trus- 
tees Agreeable to the Articles of the Vendue list as wit- 
ness my hand & the Seal of said Trustees this first day of 
June A. D. 1802. 
{File No. 320) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1802, July 31.] 

Huntington. 
At a meeting of the Trustees at the House of Conkling 
Ketcham on the 31*' of July A. D. 1802 Present Timothy 
Conklmg P' John Oakley Gilbert Piatt John Ketcham 
Voted & Agreed that the dispute respecting the eastern 
purchase be Imediatel}- prosecuted. Trustees to go to 
South Monday 2'' August to Commit a Trespass by mow- 
ing on the eastern Marsh to meet at Jesse Smiths south 
(went 3'' Udale not ready.) Wrote 7 Leases. 
{File No. 181 ) 



[1803. Feb. 22. 

Return Black Children Born Slaves in the Town of 
Huntington on Nassau Island County of Suffolk In the 
State of New York. 

Scudder Lewis, a Female Slave named Elipha Born 17 
Jany A. D. 1800 Abondoned 25"' August A. D. 1800. 

Jarvis Whitmans Male Slave named Aaron Born Fif- 
teenth of December A. D. 1799 abandoned the Twenty 
fifth of August A. D. 1800. 

Zophar Brush Male Child a Slave named Harry Born 



212 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

y'^ 20*'' of December A. D. 1800 Abandoned the 8*^ of 
August A. D. 1 80 1. 

Naomy Young two Female Slaves one Named Clarissa 
and the other Mary Ann Born 6"' day of June A. D. 1801 
Abandoned 30'^ January A. D. 1802. 

Phebe Whitman, a Female Slave Born y' i'* day of July 
A. D. 1801, Abandoned the 15*'' March A. D. 1802 which 
said Slave is named Sarah. 

Richard Conklings Female Slave named Margaret Born 
the 13"' September A. D. 1800 Abandoned y'' 13"' day of 
August A. D. 1 80 1. 

This is to certifv that the above is a true Copy taken 
from Huntington Records by me. 

John Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Huntington y^ 22'' February 1803. 
{File Xo. 321.) 



[1803, March 12.] 

Dear Sir. — I was informed this day by the President of 
the Trustees that they would wish I should write a line to 
you respecting ye Eastern Marsh in Contention in the 
Town of Huntington respecting Evidences Viz they would 
wish you to obtain the afifidavit of Joel Ketcham respect- 
ing the Lease Given Thomas Wickes and him for the 
South Bay or Island the 20*'' of September A. D. 1764. 

Also the deposition of Elijah Wickes who lives up the 
North River (we no not where) Respecting his Fathers 
living on saide '^ * '-^ Island & Marsh and Building a 
House thereon a number of years ago. If Joel Ketcham 
has got the Lease and it Could be Obtained It might Give 
further Information. 

By Order of the Trustees. 

John Ketcham, Clerk. 

Huntington y*" 12''' March A. D. 1803. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 213 

P. S. Some time past if I Recollect under the former 
Goverment of Gov. Clinton since the American has a 
number of the Inhabitants of Islip Applyed to y*" Gov. 
for a Charter for said Island, and the Trustees order'd 
these their Attorney I think Mr Skinner to throw in a 
Caviat against it if that would be found would it would 

plainly Convince the they had no title. 

Jno. Ketcham. 
{File No. 322 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1803, April 5.] 

"At the Annual Town Meeting for the Town of Hunting- 
ton Held at the House of Gilbert Piatt in said Town on 
the fifth day of A. D. April 1803 The following Persons 
where Chosen to transact Public business for one year. 
Town Clerk — John Ketcham. Supervisor — Major Isreal 
Carll. Trustees — Timothy Conkling President, Phineas 
Carll David Rusco Jun' John Oakley Gilbert Piatt Samuel 
Scidmore Timothy Carll Jun' Collector — John Oakley. 
Constables — Jonathan Titus Piatt Vail Jun"" Assessors — 
Jacomiah Brush Melancton B. Wood, David Rusco. 
Town Surveyors — Timothy Carll Jun"" Isreal Carll John 
Oakley. Commissioners of Highways — Jacomiah Brush, 
Jarvis Whitman Amos Piatt. Pound Master — Micah Bea- 
dle. Fence Viewers — Josiah Smith and twenty eight 
others. Overseers of Highways — Thomas Rogers, High- 
way Master for Santepogue path up the Neck to call on 
the proprietors Isaiah Jarvis" and nine others "Silas Smith 
for Cow harbour road from Dix Hills to the Mill Landing, 
Eliphas Buffett for Negumtatouge road up the Neck to 



214 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

call on the proprietors Samuell Lefferts and twenty four 
others. 

Also on the same day it was Voted that Major Isreal 
Carll and David Rusco Jiin'' take charge of the Intestate 
Estates. 

Next Annual Meeting- for Huntington to be held at Gil- 
bert Piatt's house in said town Also that the sum of $i,ooo 
be raised to defray expenses of maintaining the poor of 
the Town during the year. 

"Also Voted that no person or persons not being an In- 
habitant of the Town of Huntington shall Practice Fishing 
Claming or Oystering in the same Town aforesaid under 
the penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that kind 
one Moiety thereof to the Complainer hereof and the other 
Moiety to the Overseers of the Poor of said Town" "Over- 
seers of the above act to put it in execution" John Conk- 
ling and eight others. 

"Also Voted Agreeable to an Invitation from the Eastern 
Towns to appoint Delegates to meet at Piatt Carlls on the 
lo*^ Instant for the purpose of makeing a nomination of a 
Suitable Candidate to be held up as an Assembly man" 
Capt Timothy Conkling and several others were proposed 
for that honor. Swine act reenacted. 

The law regulating the penalty for allowing Horses and 
neat Cattle to pasture upon the Beach and Islands of the 
Town was passed in the same form at the last Town 
Meeting. 

Also at a meeting of the Trustees and Overseers of the 
Poor an additional sum of five hundred dollars was author- 
ized to be raised to meet deficiencies in maintainance of 
the Town Poor. 

[Toivn Meet'mgs, Vol. 11, ijp. 239-44) 



[1803, May 3.] 
At A Meeting ot the Commissioners of Excise At the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 21$ 

House of Piatt Carll In the Town of Huntington the 3 
day of May 1803. 

Present Isreal Carll Supervisor. 

Brush ) 

Nathaniel Potter V Justices. 
Charles Colyer ) 
Resolved that Jonathan Titus Joseph Ireland Eliphalet 
Chichester Phineas Smith George Everitt John Persal 
Piatt Brush John Scudder Piatt Carll Thomas Seaman 
Philetus Snedicor Epenetus Smith Ezekiel Hicks Hawly 
Beers and Conklin Ketcham be Licensed to Keep Inns 
and Taverns in this Town the present year Agreeable to 
an act to Lay a duty on Strong Liquors and for Regu- 
lating Inns and Taverns Passed the 7**^ April 1803. 

Isreal Carll 
Jaramiah Brush 
Charles Colyer 
Nathaniel 

{File No. 323.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1803, June 8.] 

An Account of the Islands hired out the Eight day of 
June 1803 which is wanted Leases for— Grass Island Isaiah 
Jarvis West Ende of Oake Island Theodorus Wickes East 
end of Oake Island Isaac Oakes Jesses Island Zebulon 
Robbins, Captree Island to the Gut Jesse Wickes put all 
the Beach East of Lone hill to Jesse Wickes. 

There is five leases wanted. 
(File No. 179.) 



2l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1804, April 3.] 

"At a Town Meeting held in the Town of Huntington 
on the third day of April 1803 The following persons were 
Chosen for one year for public Business Town Clerk — John 
Ketcham. Supervisor — Isreal Carll. Trustees — Timothy 
Conkling Jun'' President, John Oakley, Phineas Carll, 
David Rusco, Samuel Scidmore Gilbert Piatt Timothy 
Carll Jr. Collectoi' — Jacob Smith. Constables — Jonathan 
Titus, Jacob Smith, Peter Wickes. Assessors — Jacomiah 
Brush, David Rusco Jun. Town Surveyors — Timothy 
Carll Jun"', John Oakley, Abel Ketcham. Commissioners 
of Highways — Jacomiah Brush Amos Piatt Ellis Carll. 
Pound Master — Micah Beadle. Fence Viewers — Josiah 
Smith" and twenty eight others. "Overseers of Highways 

Thomas Rogers Highway master for 

Santepogue Path up the Neck to call on the proprietors 
Oliver Carll" and 37 others. 

John Ketcham Clerk Major Isreal Carll and David 
Rusco Jun' were again appointed to take charge of In- 
testate Estates in the Town and Nassau Island. Voted 
that $1100 be raised to maintain the Poor of the Town for 
the present year. 

"Also voted that no person or persons not being an 
inhabitant of the Town of Huntington shall practice Fish- 
ing Claming or Oystering in the Town aforesaid under the 
penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence of that kind one 
Moiety thereof to the Complainer hereof and the other 
Moiety to the Overseers of the Poor of said Town To 
put the above act in Execution, Isreal Carll" and eight 
others. 

Also Law relating to pasturing Horses & rieat Cattle 



HUNTINGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 21/ 

on the Town Beach was adopted with Zebulon Ketcham 
and others to carry it into execution. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 249-51.) 



[Abstract.] 
[1804 ] 

"At a Special Town Meeting held at the House of El- 
kanah Piatt's Inn Keeper in Huntington for the purpose 
■of Chooseing a person or persons to fill the Offices of David 
Rusco Jun"^ Deceased 

Trustee — Thomas Roe. Overseer of the Poor — Thomas 
Roe. To take charge of Intestate Estates Nathaniel Pot- 
ter Esq. 

Recorded by John Ketcham, Clerk." 
[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 257.; 



[TRUSTEES' LEASE TO DAVID HARRISON.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1805, Feb. 16.] 

Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to David 
Harrison of "a certain lot of Land Covered with water on 
the east side of Cold Spring Harbour Bounded as fol- 
loweth on the east by the Common Land or Highway and 
South fifty feet from the well west at low water Mark and 
on the North One hundred from the well said Lot is to 
contain One hundred and fifty feet in width and running 
into the Harbour to low water Marke which said lot is to 
build a Dock on Eighty feet in width and to have thirty 
live feet on each side for Vessels to lay two" for the term of 
twenty one years at a yearly rental of $i23§g^ "and it is 



21 8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

further to be observed in this lease or Indenture that at the 
Expiration of Twenty One years yet to come the Trustees 
of the Town shall be at liberty to have the improvements 
valued and pay David Harrison for them or give him a 
new lease for Twenty years longer on his yielding and 
paying the Sum of Twenty five dollars therefor yearly 
and during the said Term hereby granted unto the Presi- 
dent of the Trustees and at the Expiration of the said 
term to have the Buildings Valued and pay David Harri- 
son" Covenant of quiet enjoyment. Dock to be completed 
in three years otherwise void. 

Timothy Conkling, Jun' Pres., Platt Conkling, John 
Ketcham, Feby i6th 1805. 

"Resolved that David Harrison begin the Dock amedi- 
ately and persue the Building thereof as per Lease two 
years is added from this date for the purpose Timothy 
Conkling P. D " April i'' 181 1 Recorded by Moses Rolph 
Town Clerk. 

[Deeds and Leases hy Trustees, Vol.. I, pp. 1-3, 



[TRUSTEES' LEASE TO SAMUEL FLEET AND 

OTHERS.] 

[Abstract. 
[1805, March. 28.] 

Lease Trustees Town of Huntington to Samuel Fleet 
Moses Scudder, Scudder Sammis and Samuel Whitmore 
"a certain lot of Land Covered with Water on the East 
side of Huntington Harbour Bounded as follows on the 
East Side of Huntington Harbour against the Land Capt. 
Jonathan Titus Sold to the above Named Samuel Fleet 
Moses Scudder Scudder Sammis and Samuel Whitmore 
said Dock to be Sixty Feet on the West to Low Water 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 219- 

mark and on the East by the Road Allong Shore not ob- 
structing the same but keep it Sufficient Across said dock 
with the privilege of Thirty Feet on the North and South 
Sides of Said Dock" at a yearly rental of $5.00 for twenty 
years. Special Clause to increase rent $10^-^^ yearly for 
succeeding twenty years. Covenant of quiet enjoyment 
Timothy Conkling P. D. Nathaniel Potter Charles 
COLYER. Mch. 28"^ 1805. 

(Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 5-6.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1805, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers held April 2, 1805 to serve for 
one year 

Town Clerk — Moses Rolph. Supervisor — Isreal Carll. 
President of Trustees Timothy Conkling Jun' and Phineas 
Carll, Gilbert Piatt, Capt. Thomas Ketcham, John Oakley, 
Samuel Scidmore, Moses Blachley, Trustees. Assessors — 
Jacomiah Brush, Nathaniel Potter, Selah Carll, Capt. 
Thomas Ketcham. Town Surveyors — Charles Colyar, 
John Oakley, Abel Ketcham. Overseers of the Poor — 
Thomas Roe, Samuel Fleet. Commissioners of Highways 
Jacomiah Brush, Amos Piatt, Silas Smith. Constable and 
Collector — Jacob Smith. Constables — Jonathan Titus, Pe- 
ter Wickes. Pound Master — Micah Bedle. Fence View- 
ers — Josiah Smith and twenty nine others. Overseers of 
Highways — "Thomas Rogers highway Master for Sante- 
pogue path up the Neck to Call on the Proprietors Oliver 
Carll and thirty eight others. Major Isreal Carll, Isreal 
Piatt and Amos Piatt were Chosen to take charge of Intes- 
tate Estates in the Town. It was also adopted to i-aise. 



220 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

$1300 expense of maintaining the Poor of the Town. 
Swine act reenacted. 

"Resolved that if any person or persons shall come into 
the jurisdiction of the Town and shall Catch Clams hors- 
feet or Eils such offender or offenders shall for every of- 
fence pay the sum of twenty five Dollars with Costs of 
Suit the one half of S'^ penalty to be paid to the Overseers 
■of the Poor of the Town of Huntington the other Moiety 
tj he person Complaining." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 259-264.) 



[THE THATCH DRAW.] 

[1805, April 6.] 

Thatch Draw April 6"' 1805. 
Belonging to the proprietors of the old Purchase.* 

£ s. d. 
One piece of Gold 600 

One half poe 3 56 

One Do 3 4 3 

[* By the "Old Purchase" was meant the first purchase made 
from the Indians in 1653. It embraced about six miles square 
in the northwest corner of the Town, including Huntington 
village. The proceeds of sales and leases of land here seem to 
have been kept separate from revenue derived from other parts 
of the Town and were divided out to the descendants of the 
original proprietors until these descendants became too nu- 
merous to reach or identify, and finally a committee of these 
proprietors sold the remainder, as we shall subsequently dis- 
cover, and the title, whatever it amounted to, was still later 
vested in the Trustees of the Town. It is questionable whether 
conveyances of lands, solely by the proprietors of the Old 
Purchase, or by any committee of such proprietors, made after 
the Fletcher Patent of 1794 had vested title in trustees, ever 
conferred on the purchaser a legal title. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



221 



One Piece oi Gold 

I D " 

I Guinea 

I half Do 

I piece of Gold 

I Do 



Silver. 
25 Crowns 

40 two shilling pieces 
1 1 half Dollars 

3 Bank Notes of 20 Dollars Each 
5 Of Ten Dollars Each 
5 of Five Dollars Each 
I D° 3 Dollars 

1 of One Dollar 

3 of 5 Dollars Each 

2 of One Dollar Each 
Silver 4 shilling 



;^ioo 



1 1 

9 
17 
18 
16 

15 



10 
6 



€19 


17 I 


II 


10 


4 




2 


4 


24 





20 




10 




I 


4 




8 


6 






16 




4 



In the Thatch Draw. 
Old— 4 EngHsh shilling & 4 half Do 
Coppers 

Paper in said Draw. 
Six Connecticut Bills of forty shiUing each LawiuU Money. 
[File No. 178.) 



[1805, April 23.] 

At a Meeting of a respectable Number of Electors of 
the Western district of the County of Suffolk at the 
dwelling House of Elkanah Piatt in Huntington on the 
23"^ Apl 1805 Resolved unamimously that Major Isreal 



222 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Carll be supported as a Candidate for the Assembly of 
this state at the Ensuing Election in Concurrence with two 
■other Genuine republican Candidates that may be Nomi- 
nated in the two other districts of the C(nmty. 

Signed by order of the Meeting 
Timothy Conkling, Char. 
Moses Blackly, Secy. 
{File No. 324 ) 



[1805, May 7.] 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise of the 
Town of Huntington at the House Eliphalet Chichester 
for the purpose of Licencing Inns and Taverns cSl for 
Granting Licence for Retailing of Spiritous Liquors 7th 
May 1805. 

Present Isreal Carll Supervisor. 
Jacamiah Brush ) 
Nathaniel Potter ■ Justices. 
Charles Colyer ) 
Resolved That Conklin Ketcham Eliphalet Chichester 
Epenetus Smith Jeffery Woodhul John Scudder Jacob 
Smith George Everitt Ezekill Wickes Piatt Brush Philetus 
Snedecor Jonathan Titus John Person Piatt Carll Thomas 
Seaman Hawly Beers & Abel Brush be Licensed to keep 
Inns and Taverns in this Town the present year. 

Isreal Carll, Jacomiah Brush, Nathaniel Potter, 
Charles Colyer — Commissioners of Excise. 
{File No. 325.) 



[DEED.— THOMAS FLEET TO R. WOODWARD.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1805, Aug. 15.] 
Deed Thomas Fleet to Russel Woodward Consideration 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 223 

$2500. "one messuage or Tract of Land and Meadow sit- 
uate Lying and Being in the Town Plat of the Town of 
Huntington aforesaid Butted and Bounded as follows to 
wit begining at the North side of the highway Sixty 
feet westerly from the out Side of the foundation of the 
west side of the Presbyterian Meeting House thence 
running near northerly on the line parellel with the West 
side of said Meeting house untill it goes twenty feet moi"e 
northerly than the out Side of the foundation of the North 
end of wSaid Meeting house thence near Easterly on the 
Line Runing parellel with the North end of S'' House 
untill it striks Land belonging to the Corporation of the 
presbyterian Congregation in Huntington now Lying in 
Common thence Runing nearly North as the fence now 
stands untill it Strikes Meadow Belonging to Benjamin 
Gould thence Runing Nearly westerly as the fence now 
stands untill it Strikes Meadow Belonging to Abel Conk- 
ling thence Runing Nearly Southerly as the fence now 
stands untill it strikes the highway Leading from the 
Meeting house to the Dwelling House of Timothy Wil- 
liams thence runing nearly Easterly by said Highway 
untill it Comes to the place of begining Containing thirty 
acres by estimation Be it more or less Bounded Easterly 
partly by Land belonging to the presbyterian Congrega- 
tion of Huntington partly by Meadow and Swamp be- 
longing to Jesse Buffett partly b}' the Land and Meadow 
belonging to the heir of Isreal Wood (deceased) partly by 
the Land of Abiel Gould Northerly partly by Meadow of 
Benjamin Gould and partly by the Great ditch runing 
between the said Benjamin Goulds Meadow and said 
Bargained premises Westerly partly by Meadow of Abel 
Conkling and partly By Meadow and Land I Bought of 
George Powers Southerly by the afore mentioned High- 
way to the place of begining" Covenant of quiet enjoy- 



224 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

ment Right of Dower assigned to purchaser. 

EZEKIEL CONKLING ThOMvVS FlEET 

Jacomiah Brush ^'' 

Frances x Fleet 

mark 

[Deeds and Leases, Vol. I, pp. 7-10.) 



[1805, September 3'"''] 

Whereas Gilbert Piatt of the Town of Huntington in 
the County of Suffolk and State of New York, hath (in 
pursuance of the provisions of the statute of the State 
aforesaid in such cases made and provided) made applica- 
tion to us the undersigned Overseers of the Poor of the 
Town of Huntington aforesaid for the emancipation of A 
Certain negro man Slave named Cesar We have therefore 
examined in the State and circumstances of said Slave and 
find him to be under fifty years of age and in our Judge- 
ment and Opinion of suiBcient ability to provide for and 
maintain himself we do therefore here by Certify that we 
approve of and consent to the manumition Said Slave. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names this third day of September in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and five. 1805. 

Thomas Roe ) Overseers of the Poor of the 
Samuel Fleet [ Town of Huntington aforesaid 
[File No. 326 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1806, April I.] 
Election of Town Officers held April i 1806 to serve for 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 225 

one year. 

Town Clerk — Moses Rolph. Supervisor — Isreal Carll. 
President of the Trustees — Timothy Conkling Jun, and 
Trustees — Nathaniel Biggs Samuel Fleet, John Oakley, 
Samuel Scidmore, Phineas Carll, Richard Conkling Jun"" 
Committee to assist the Trustees in Law Suit — Henry 
Scudder, Jacomiah Brush, Isreal Carll, Moses Blachly. 
Assessors — Jacomiah Brush, .Nathaniel Potter, Henry 
Scudder, Selah Carll, Thomas Ketcham. Town Survey- 
ors — Charles Colyer, John Oakley, Abel Ketcham. Over- 
seers of the Poor — ^Thomas Roe, Samuel Fleet. Commis- 
sioners of Highways — Jacomiah Brush, Amos Piatt, Silas 
Smith. Collector — Jacob Smith. Constables — Elkanah 
Piatt, Jacob Smith, Peter Wickes, Piatt Vail Jun' David 
Bryan. Pound Master — Thomas Woodward. Fence 
Viewers — Josiah Smith and twenty nine others. "Over- 
seers for the South path from Town to Daniel Pearsalls to 
call on any man in the Neighborhoods to mend where said 
overseers think Necessary on said Road Overseers for the 
above path, Silas Ketcham William Jervis Josiah Smith 
Isreal White George Everitt." 

"Overseers of Highways — Thomas Rogers, David Fleet" 
and forty two others. 

Isreal Carll, Isreal Piatt and Amos Piatt to take Charge 
of Intestate Estates in the Town. 

Swine Act reenacted. 

"Resolved that if any person or persons shall place any 
Boxes for the purpose of destroying any fowl in the south 
Bay him or them shall for every such offence pay the sum 
of five dollars to be Recovered the one half to the Com- 
plainant and the other for the Use of the Town." 

"Recorded by Moses Rolph Town Clerk." 
{Town Meetings, Vol II, pp. 265-71.) 



226 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LEASE OF THE FERRY TO NORWALK.] 

[1806, April I.] 

This Indenture made between Timothy Conkling Junor. 
President of the Trustees of the Town of Huntington in 
the County of Suffolk and state of New York by and with 
the Consent of the other Trustees of the Town of Hun- 
tington and Nathan Smith and Jacob Jonson of the other 
part of the same place for and in Consideration of the 
rents and Covenants herein after Mentioned and Contained 
wich on the part and behalf of the said Nathan Smith and 
Jacob Jonson are to be paid and perform 'd hath demised 
Granted and to farm Letten and by these presence doth 
demise unto the said Nathan Smith and Jacob Jonson the 
Ferry from the Harbour of Huntington to Nor walk in 
Connecticut to have and to hold the said ferry unto them 
the said Nathan Smith and Jacob Jonson for and during 
the term of five 3'ears fully to be Compleat and ended 
yealding and paying the sum of eight Dollars therefore 
yearly and every year during the said term hereby granted 
unto the said Timothy Conkling or his successors in office 
to be applyd to the Towns Use and further it is observed 
in this Indenture or Lease that the said Nathan Smith and 
Jacob Jonson doth hereby Covenant and agree to provide 
and keep in good repair A sufficient boat Covenent for the 
purpose of Carrying passengers stock and Carriges from 
said harbour in Huntington to Norwalk in Connecticut 
and further we the said Nathan Smith and Jacob Jonson 
do Covenant and agree to keep said Vesel or boat in said 
harbour of Huntington ready for passengers or stock from 
the first of March to the first of December in Each and 
every year during said Lease Except when Actually on 
our passage or Detained by the Vv^eather or tide and fur- 
ther I the said Timothy Conklin juner Presedent of the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 22/ 

Trustees do hereby Impower the said Nathan Smith and 
Jacob Jonson to ask and receive from every passenger 
they shall so Carry across said ferry the sum of fifty cents 
and for every hors or ox the sum of sixty two and half 
cents and also the sum of seventy five Cents for each and 
every Carriage with two wheels and for each and Every 
four Wheel Carriage the sum of one Dollar and further 
the said Nathan Smith and Jacob Jonson doth Covenant 
and agree to go on the passage in said Ferry at any time 
when weather permits for two passengers betwixt the first 
of March and the first of December in each and every 
year and further it is agreed that the said Nathan Smith 
and Jacob Jonson shall for one passenger in the above 
Limited time go on the passage by his paying the sum of 
one Dollar and it is agreed further that if the yearly i-ent 
or any part thereof shall be behind and unpaid for the 
space of thirty days the lessors to i-eenter. 

Quietly to have hold and occopy said Ferry during the 
term hereby Granted without any Disturbance of him the 
said Timothy Conklin or of any other person Claiming or 
to Claim by from or under him or by from or under his 
successors in office in Witness Whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and the seal of the Town of Huntington this 
first Day of April in the year of our Lord one Thousand 
Eight Hundred and Six. 

Timothy Conkling Jr., Pd. 

In the presence of 
Charles Colyer. 
Moses Rolph. 

Received 15 Dollars of Jacob Johnson on the within 
Lease for the ferry. $15, 

Mosses Rolph. 

[File No. 177.) 



Present 



228 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1806, Ma}^ 6.] 

At A Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise of the 
Town of Huntington at the House of Piatt Carlls the 6*'' 
day of May 1806. 

Isreal Carll, ^Supervisor. 
Jaramiah Brush ) 
Charles Colyer >■ Justices 
Nathaniel Potter ) 
Resolved that Philetus Snedecor Jonathan Titus Piatt 
Carll George Everitt John Scudder Jacob Smith Epenetus 
Smith Eliphalet Chichester Jefiery A. Woodhul Ezekiel 
Wickes Hawly Beers Jacob Hooper Thomas Fleet Elkanah 
Brush Thomas Woodward John Pearsal Abel Brush & Eb- 
enezer Gold Be Licensed to Keep Inns and Taverns the 
present 3'ear. 

Isreal Carll Jaraml\h Bru.^3H Charles Colyer Na- 
thaniel Potter, Commissioners of Excise. 
(File No. 321.) 



[LEASE BY TRUSTEES.] 

[1806, July 5.] 

To all whom it may Concern know y^ that I Timothy 
Conkling Jun'' President of the Trustees of the freeholders 
and Commonality of the Town of Huntington in the Coun- 
ty of Suffolk and State of New York by and with the Con- 
sent of the other Trustees of said Town and for and in 
Consideration of the sum of five Dollars and seventy five 
Cents by these presents doth Demise, Grant, and to farm 
Let all the Grass for this vSeason on the Island and Beach 
in the South Bay of said Town of Huntington from Cedar 
Island East to the Great gut or Huntington East Gut unto 
Samuel Vail of Smith Town the County aforesaid in Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 229 

the Trustees of said Town of Huntington the fifth Da}^ of 
July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred 
and six in the presence of Moses Rolph. 

Timothy Conkling P. D., Trustees. 

{File No. 176.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1807, April 7.] 

- Election of Town officers held April 7 1807, to serve lor 
one year. 

Town Clerk — Moses Rolph. Supervisor — Isreal Carll. 
President of Trustees — Timothy Conkling. Trustees — 
Phineas Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Richard Conkling Jun', 
Solomon Ketcham, Eliphalet Chichester, Moses Blachly. 
Assessors — Jacomiah Brush, Thomas Ketcham, William 
Wickes, Nathaniel Potter, Henry Scudder Jun'. Over- 
seers of the Poor — Thomas Roe, Samuel Fleet. Town Sur- 
veyors — John Oakley, Charles Colyer, Abel Ketcham. 
Highway Commissioners — Jacomiah Brush, Amos Piatt, 
Silas Smith. Collector — Jacob Smith. Constables — El- 
kanah Piatt, Jacob Smith, Peter Wickes, Piatt Vail Jun"". 
Pound Mater — Thomas Woodward. 

Isreal Carll, Isreal Piatt and Amos Piatt were chosen to 
take charge of Intestate Estates in the Town. 

"Resolved that any person heaping Sea weed on the 
Shores at the harbour in Huntington shall not give them 
any title to it any more than if it Lay in the Same manner 
the tide Left it." 

"Overseers of Highways — Thomas Rogers highway 
Master for Santepague path up the Neck to Call on the 
proprietors, Abraham Van Wick Jr." and forty four others. 
Fence Viewers — Josiah Smith and thirty others. 



230 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Fifteen hundred dollars Voted to be raised to defray the 
expense of maintain the Poor of the Town. 

Recorded by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk 

[Toivn Meetings, Vol.II,i)P- 272-277.) 



[1807, Mays-] 
At A Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise of the 
Town of Huntington at the House of Eliphalet Chichester 
for the purpose of Granting Licence to Retailers of Spir- 
itous Liquors & Likewise for Inns and Taverns the 5th 
day of May 1807. 

Present Isreal Carll, Supervisor. 
Jaramiah Brush \ 
Nathaniel Potter ^ Justices. 
Charles Colyer ) 
Resolved That Eliphalet Chichester Epenetus Smith 
George Everitt David Ketcham Thomas Fleet Johaberd 
Beedler Philetus Snedecor Thomas Seaman Piatt Carll, 
Ezekiel Wickes, Jeffery A. Woodhul John Scudder Jacob 
Smith Jonathan Titus Elkanah Brush Ebenezer Gould 
Thomas Woodward Hawly Beers Jacob Hooper Abel 
Brush Theodore Wickes Darlin Whitney Jesse Rogers 
Alexander Smith Daniel Pearsal & David Conklin Be Li 
cenced to Keep Inns and Taverns the present year. 

Isreal Carll Jaremiah Brush Nathaniel Potter, 
Charles Colyer, Commissioners of Excise. 
[File No. 328.) 



[SUIT BETWEEN WILLIAM NICOLL AND THE 
TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN.] 

[1807, June I.] 
In Chancery — 

"Isreal Howell a witness produced sworn and examined 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 23 1 

on Direct Interrogatories to him administered and filed in 
a certain cause pending in the Court of Chancery of the 
State of New York wherein William NicoU, an infant, by 
Selah Strong and Richard Udall, his guardians are com- 
plainants, and the Trustees of the Freeholders of the 
Town of Huntington, Isaiah Jarvis, Silas Smith, and Jesse 
Weeks and Timothy Conklin, Phineas Carll, John Oakley, 
Samuel Scidmore R. Conklin and Nathaniel Briggs are 
Defendants, on the part of the Complainants Deposeth as 
follows, viz: 

To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he is 
Sixty five years of age, is a farmer and miller and resides 
at Islip in the County of Suffolk. 

To the twenty first Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he is well acquainted with a certain Gut, Inlet or 
water passage from the Bay in question thro the beach 
into the Atlantic Ocean now commonly Called Fire Island 
Inlet, that he has known the same as long as he can re- 
member and that about fifty years ago remembers that it 
was called the Great Gut. 

To the twenty second Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he is peifectly well acquainted with the Beach which 
separates the Bay on the South side of Long Island from 
the Sea as enquired of by the said Interrogatory, and 
particularly with that part of the said Beach to the East- 
ward adjoining and near the said Gut or Inlet commonly 
called Fire Island Inlet and has been acquainted with it 
for fifty years and upwards having been on the same 
oftener than he can enumerate and near the said Beach to 
the Eastward of the said Gut or Inlet so to observe the 
form thereof where it joins the Inlet on the Eastwardly 
part thereof and has been on and near the same as well 
latterly as formerly, that he has also been acquainted with 
the said Island called Fire Island as well and as long as 
with the said Beach and has frequently on and around 
almost every part of the said Island and particularly the 



232 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

South part thereof so as to observ^e the form of the same 
and this Deponent saith that the westermost part of the 
said Beach which is on the Easterly side of the said Inlet 
extends further to the Westward than the Westermost 
part of the said Fire Island. And this Deponent saith that 
from his own observation and Knowledge in the course of 
his long and familiar acquaintance with the said Island 
and beach last above Mentioned he is certain that for- 
merly and within his remembrance the Westermost end 
of the said beach on the Eastwardly side of the said Inlet 
did not extend so far Westward as at present That he 
remembers the time when the Southerl}- side of the said 
Fire Island lay so much exposed to the open sea thro' the 
said Gut or Inlet that it was dangerous to navigate near 
and along the said Southerly side in a hard gale on ac- 
count of the high and heavy surf that rolled directly in 
from the Ocean and broke upon the shore, but that at 
present owing to the increase and projection of the said 
Westerly part of said Beach on the Eastwardly side of 
said Gut or Inlet in manner aforesaid the said Southerly 
side of the said Fire Island is entirely protected from the 
surf. 

To the twenty third Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that it has always has been customary without any ex- 
ception to his Knowledge among the inhabitants and 
people in that part of the County wdien speaking of the 
Island before mentioned by the name of Fire Island to call 
the same an Island or Fire Island in the singular number 
as one Island and distinguishing it by name from the said 
other Islands lying in the same Bay, as Cap Tree Island, 
Oak Island and Grass Island and further that altho' the 
said Islands except Oak Island have small cuts or water 
passages thro' them yet has neither of them on that ac- 
count or any otlicr to his Knowledge ever been called or 
mentioned in the plural number. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 233 

To the twenty fourth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he knows the situation of the mansion house and farm 
of the Complainant and which belonged to and came to 
him from his male ancestors situate at Islip in Suffolk 
County on the North side of the Bay in which the Islands 
called Fire Island Cap Tree Island and Oak Island etc are 
situated at a place called Coneticut River : and this De- 
ponent sayeth that the said River is farther to the East- 
ward than the Eastern most of the said Islands so that a 
Hue runing due South from the said River to the Beach 
on the outer side of the Bay would strike the said Beach 
a mile to the Eastward of the said Fire Island. 

To the twenty fifth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that as he has already deposed he knows the inlet or water 
passages called Fire Island inlet ; that as long as he can 
remember the same has always been called Fire Island 
inlet or Gut, and has never within his Knowledo-e been 
called Huntington Gut. 

To the twenty sixth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he has heard his Father and Uncle and other old 
people say that there was formerly a long Inlet or Gut 
thro' the said Beach now called Sicketauge Beach into the 
ocean ; that it was to the Westward of all the said Islands 
above enumerated and from the description he has had of 
it, it must have been a mile to the Westward of Oak 
Island, that till within a few years there was a small wash 
or water passage not far from the place last mentioned 
and near Oak Island and which at times was filled up with 
the sand thrown in by the Ocean, and at other times again 
broke thro' but so as to be navigable by boats and that at 
present it is filled up with the sand. 

To the twenty eighth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that the said Selah Strong and Richard Udall as Guardians 
of the Complainant have been in the practice from time to 
time since they have been such guardians of granting 



234 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

permission to sundry persons to cut and carry away grass 
from the said Cap Tree Island, Oak Island and Grass 
Island, but he has never seen no written lease or per- 
mission for that purpose — and that in consequence of such 
permission a number of persons have been in the habit of 
Cutting grass from the said Islands. 

To the twenty ninth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that as he has already related there was till within a few 
years past a small opening or water passage thro' the said 
Beach nearly opposite the westerly end of Oak Island but 
that the same is now filled up, and there is no water 
passage thro' the said Beach to the Westward of said 
Island till you come to Gilgo Inlet. 

To the other Interrogatories this Deponent was not ex- 
amined and to the Last he cannot depose. 

IsREALL Howell. 

Sworn and examined this first day of June 1807 

Before me Anthony Bleecker, 

Examiner in Chancery.* 
{File No. 346 "A") 



[1807, July 23.] 

John Edwards a witness produced, sworn and examined- 

[*This suit in Chancery was brought in behalf of William 
Nicoll as^ainst the Trustees of this Town in order to establish 
his title and recover possession of certain islands and beaches 
in the Great South Bay. It was the culmination of a long dis- 
pute and bitter contention between the parties. Several suits 
had already originated between persons holding leases from 
the respective claimants, but these suits had settled none of 
the issues. The Nicoll family had for many years owned and 
occupied an extensive tract of land adjoining the Bay, and had 
from a remote period claimed these islands under grants from 
Colonial Governors. On the other hand, Huntington claimed 
the premises under Indian deeds and its first grant in 1666. 
This suit lasted over seven years, and both sides employed 
distinguished counsel. It was decided in 1814, the great Amer- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 235 

To the First Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he 
is in the Sixty ninth year of his age, that he resides in Islip 
on Long Island and is a Farmer. 

To the Twenty second Interrogatory this Deponent 
saith that he is well acquainted with the Beach adjoining 
the said Gut or Inlet and has been acquainted with the 
same forty years and particularly with that part of it to 
the Eastward adjoining the said Inlet, that formerly he 
used to go frequently on the same and has been there with- 
in ten years past, that he also knows the said Fire Island 
and has been frequently on the Southerly side thereof so 
as to observe the form of the same and that the West 
wardly part of the said Beach which is on the Eastwardly 
side of the said Inlet extends at present farther to the 
West than the Westermost end of the said Fire Island. 
And this Deponent saith that according to his Judgment 
and belief and what he knows of the changeable nature of 
the said Beach, the said Western most end of said Beach 
adjoining the Easterly part of said Inlet did not formerly 
extend as far to the West as it now does by two or three 
miles — the said parts of the said Beach has within his 
remembrance increased very considerably towards the 
West, that he recollects the time when a very heavy surf 

lean jurist, James Kent, rendering the decision of the Courts 
The suit was dismissed, each side paying its own costs. While 
this suit was a triumph by Huntington, in having determined 
that William Nicoll did not have title to the premises, it hardly 
established title in Huntington, but left the question open as 
to whether it was within the limits of any grant or not, and 
subsequently, as we shall find, the matter was settled by a 
compromise. The papers in this case, on file in the Town 
Clerk's office, are voluminous and in a good state of preserva- 
tion, but only a few have been selected for printing and these 
are given chiefly because they show the situation of the shores 
and beaches of the South Bay soon after the settlement of the 
Town, and the changes which have since taken place, occa- 
sioned by the wind and waves opening new inlets and closing 
old ones. — C. R. S.] 



.^236 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

in ordinary times used to break on the Southwest end of 
the said Fire Island, but that at present owing to the pro- 
jection of the said Westerly part of said Beach as above 
mentioned the south West end of the said Island is no 
longer exposed to the surf of the Ocean except in very 
great storms and then only in a comparatively small de- 
gree — And this Deponent further saith he is inclined to 
think from appearances that the Westermost end of the said 
Beach on the Easterly side of the aforesaid Inlet was for- 
merly as far Eastward as the Easterly part of the said Fire 
Island. 

To the Last Interrogatory this Deponent cannot Depose. 

Jacob Willets. 
Affirmed and Examined this 23''' day of July 1807 Before 
me. 

Anthony Bleecker 
Examiner in Chancery. 
{File No. 346 "B.") 



[1807, Nov. 7.] 
In Chancery — 

Daniel Udall a witness produced sworn examined. 

To the first Interrogatory This Deponent saith that he 
is in the fifty second year of his age — is a mariner and re- 
sides in the Town of Huntington on Long Island. 

To the Twenty fifth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he has Known the said Inlet or Gut through the 
Beach to the Sea now called Fire Island Inlet ever since 
he w^as a boy and that he never heard the same called 
Huntington Inlet, nor by any other name than he has 
above mentioned, but that he Know^s an Inlet called Hun- 
tington Inlet between Oak Island and Cedar Island and 
running round the South side of Cedar Island and between 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 237^ 

that and the Beach to an opening in the same called Gilgo 
Gut. 

To the Twenty sixth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that in the time of the American War there was a Gut or 
Inlet thro' the Beach just to the Westward of Grass and 
Oak Islands and opposite the interval between the said 
Islands and Cedar Island, which said Gut was called Hun- 
tington Gut, that he this Deponent has sailed thro' it sev- 
eral times but that for the last seventeen or eighteen years 
it has been filled up with sand thrown up by the Ocean. 
To the Last Interrogatory this Deponent cannot Depose. 

Daniel Udall. 
Sworn and examined this Seventh day of November 
1807 before me. 

Anthony Bleecker 
Examiner in Chancery. 
{File No.3i6"Cr) 



In Chancery. — 

Moses Wicks a Witness produced Sworn and examined 
on Direct Interrogatories to him Administered and filed in 
a certain cause pending in the Court of Chancery of the 
State of New York wherein William NicoU an infant by 
Selah Strong and Richard Udall his Guardians, is Com- 
plainant and the Trustees of the Freeholders of the Town 
of Huntington Timothy Conkling Phineas Carll, John 
Oakley and others are Defendants on the part of the said 
Defendants deposeth as follows viz. : 

To the first Interrogatory this Deponent saith that he is 
in the Sixty Seventh year of his age, is a farmer and re- 
sides in Smith Town in the County of Suffolk. 

To the Seventeenth Interrogatory This deponent Saith 
that he Knows the Gut or Inlet in question and has been, 
acquainted with it as long almost as he can remember.. 



238 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

That when he first knew it it was pretty generally called 
the Great Gut and at other times it was called Huntington 
East Gut, and by some NicoU's Gut, while others have al- 
ways called it Fire Island Gut, which is its present Name. 

To the Eighteenth Interrogatory this Deponent saith 
that he has Known the beach in question ever since he was 
a boy, and has also been acquainted with the Different 
Guts or Water Passages which have from time to time 
been made by the force of the Ocean thro' the same Beach 
and to the Westward of the aforesaid Fire Island Inlet, 
that the first of the said Guts, which he remembers tho' 
the same was between Cedar Island and Oak Island another 
small one was between Oak Island Cap Tree Island, after- 
wards another small one broke through nearly opposite 
Fox Creek in Cedar Island, and that the Gut called Gilgo 
Gut or Sand Point and by some called Huntington West 
Gut has been in Existence as long as he can remember, 
but all the said Guts between Fire Island Inlet and Gilgo 
Gut have since been closed up by the Sand thrown in by 
the ocean and no traces of them remain, but this deponent 
does not recollect the time when the said Guts disappeared 
tho' he thinks it was near to the close of the War. 

To the Nineteenth Interrogatory this deponent saith 
that the first Gut or passage to the Westward of the said 
Cap Tree Oak and Grass Islands was between Oak Island 
and Cedar Island as above mentioned. That the Beach 
between the said Gut and Oak Island was high and Hilly 
but intersected with Sand Vallies through which the Wind 
blew and drove away the sand and grass so as to prepare 
a passage for the Surf in the time of violent Storms and 
high floods, and further that within his recollection Shrubs 
cedars wild Plumb and cherry Trees grew upon the said 
Beach near where the said Gut last mentioned broke 
through and rather to the Westward of Oak Island and 
some nearly opposite. 



♦ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 239 

To the Twentieth Interrogatory this Deponent Saith 
that he Knew Caleb and Epenetus Wood who followed 
Whaling on the South side of Long Island many years ago 
when this deponent was a lad. That they, had a Whale 
House on the said Beach near where the said Gut after- 
wards broke through of which this deponent has spoken 
in his answer to the last preceeding Interrogator}^ at which 
time the said Beach was solid and entire from the said 
Gilgo Gut to the aforesaid Fire Island Inlet witliout being 
interrupted or Separated by any intermediate Gut or water 
Passage, which fact this deponent Knows of his own 
Knowledge having frequently Traversed the said Beach 
from one end to the other, when it was customary to keep 
horses thereon, 

To the Twenty first Interrogatory This deponent Saith 
that the aforesaid Gut called Gilgo Gut was formerly 
called Huntington West Gut, and fire Island Gut was 
called Huntington East Gut, and that this has been the 
case as long as he can remember, and that when he was a 
)^oung man he remembers to have heard his father call and 
distinguish them by the same Names. To the last and to 
the rest of the Interrogatories he cannot Depose. 

MOSES WiCKES. 

Sworn and Examined this 5th day of May 1808 

Before me A. Bleecker, 

Examiner in Ch'ry. 
{File No. 347.) 



[THE LANDS OF JOHN SAMMIS.] 

[1807, Sep. I.] 

Whereas John Sammis late of Huntington Deceased in 

his Life time and at the time of his death among other 

things was seized and Possessed of a Certain Part of the 

Meadow and Marshes on an Island in the South Bay 



240 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Called Cedar Island, as a Tenant in Common with others 
and in his Last will and Testament did Give and bequeathe 
said Meadows unto his five sons then living being an 
equal Part or share and share alike as by said will doth 
appear, and as the said Meadows and Marshes are held 
and occupied by other Hands to the damage and Preju- 
dice of the Right Heirs of the said John Sammis Deceased 
now we Whose names are Hereunto signed and seals 
affixed being the lawfuU Heirs of the said John Sammis 
Deceased and being willing to Enjoy the Property Left 
us so sacred from our Fore Fathers and believing it will 
be attended with some Expence to Vindicate our Rights 
and obtain our Property do Hereby Covenant and oblige 
Selves Heii"s Execut(^rs and administrators to Pay our 
Proportionable Part of such sums of Money as may from 
time to time become Necessary and be wanting to Pay 
the Expenses and Costs in taking such LawfuU ways and 
Means as shall be thought Best to get the said Property 
into our Possession and in order to Cary the same into 
Effect we do Hereby appoint 

To transact the Business for us and impowering him to 
Call on us and Each of us for such sums of Money as may 
be wanted from us in Proportion to Each of our Right in 
Witness Whereof we have Hereunto set our Hand and 
fixed our seals this first day of September Eighteen Hun- 
dred and Seven. 

Sealed and delivered Jonas Sammis. 

in the Presents of 
(File No. 329 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1807, Dec. 8.] 
At a Meetino; of the Trustees of the Freeholders of the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 241 

Commonalty of the Town of Huntington held at the 
dwelling house of Piatt Carll Innkeeper in said Town on 
the 8^'' day of Dec. 1807. 

Resolved that any of the Inhabitants of said Town may 
Cut Pine Timber on the Commonage belonging thereto 
by consent from either of the Trustees paying therefore at 
the rate of Twenty five Cents pr. Waggon Load & if any 
person shall Cut any such timber without the Consent as 
aforesaid they shall be deemed trespassors and persecuted 
accordingly. 

by Order of the Trustees 
M. R., Clerk 
To Moses Rolph Esq. 

It was concluded by the Trustees that you should draw 
a number of copies of the above resolve & sign them as 
their Clerk & place the Town seal in the Margin to be 
set up in different parts of the Town — I am your friend 

Moses Blachly. 

Joseph Jarvis Load 2 5cts. to be entered by the Clerk. 
{File No. 175] 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1808, April 5.] 

Election of Town Officers held April 5th 1808, to serve 
one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Isreal Carll. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling Jun'. Trustees, 
Phineas Carll Samuel Scidmore, Richard Conkling Jun"" 
Eliphalet Chichester, Solomon Ketcham, Moses Blachly. 
Assessors, Ezra Conkling Matthew Gardiner, Charles 
Colyar, Timothy Carll, William Wickes. Collector, Jacob 
Smith. Commissioners of Highways, Solomon Ketcham 



242 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Samuel Carll John Oakley. Town Surveyors, John 
Oakley, Charles Colyar, Abel Ketcham. Overseers of the 
Poor, Thomas Roe, Samuel Fleet. Constables, Elkanah 
Piatt, Jacob Smith, Peter Wickes, Piatt Vail Jun^ Pound 
Master, Thomas Woodward. 

Two Thousand dollars Voted to maintain the Poor ol 
the Town. 

Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and twenty eight others. 
"Overseers of Highways, Thomas Rogers, highway 
Master for Santipague path up the neck to Call on the 
proprietors, Abraham Van Wick Jun'" and thirty eight 
others. 

John B. Scudder, Isreal Carll and Samuel Fleet to take 
charge of Intestate Estates. 

Jonas Scidmore Constable. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{ToiC7i Meetings, Vol. II, pp 278-83 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1808, June 28.] 

Notice. 
At A Meeting of the Trustees of the freeholders and 
Commonality of the Town of Huntington Conven'd at the 
House of Ebenezar Gould Inn keeper in S^ Town on Sat- 
urday the 25"^ Instant Resolved that if any person or per- 
sons shall come into the South Bay belonging to s** Town 
not being inhabitants thereof and Catch any Clams (Except 
the Inhabitants of Islip and * * * *) shall forfet and pay 
the sum of twelve Dollars and fifty Cents for every such 
offence to be Recoverd with Cost of Suit in any Court 
having Cognizance thereof the one moiety to the Com- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



243 



plainant the other to the use of s'd Town. 

B3' order of the Trustees, 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
Huntington June 28, 1808. 
{File No, 174.) 





[ELECTION.] 






[1808, 


] 






T T 


Congress 


Senate 


Assembly 


Huntington 


164 


135 


162 


Dix Hills 


42 


37 


43 


Crabmeadow 


81 


63 


81 


South 


74 


68 


75 



1809. 



361 



303 



361 



Huntington 
Dixhills 
Crabmeadow 
South 



Assembly 


Senate 


304 


264 


50 


45 


90 


83 


119 


1 12 



I8I0. 



563 



504 



Huntington 
Dixhills 
Crabmeadow 
South 



Assembly 
248 

48 

80 
114 



Gov't 
234 

45 

75 

109 



Congress 
251 

49 
79 

109 



490 



463 



488 



244 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



18II. 





Senate 


Assembly 


Huntington 


153 


139 


Dixhills 


27 


27 


Crabmeadow 


45 


43 


South 


66 


58 



I8I2. 



Dec^ 



.291 



343 



267 





Senate 


Assembly 


Congress 


Huntington 


172 


172 


181 


Dixhills 


66 


67 


70 


Crabmeadow 


47 


42 


47 


South 


58 


57 


57 



338 





Congress 


Huntington 


218 


Dixhills 


76 


Crabmeadow 


84 


South 


154 




532 


{File No. 330.) 





355 



[DEED BY TRUSTEES TO SELAH WOOD.] 

[1809, Jan. 4.] 

This Indenture made this fourth day of January in the 
year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and Nine Between 
Timothy Conkling Juner Solomon Ketcham Phineas Carll 
Moses Blachly Samuel Skidmore Richard Conkling Junor 
and Eliphelet Chichester Present Trustees of the Inhabi- 
tants Freeholders and Commonality of the town of Hun- 
tington of the one Part and Selah Wood of Huntington 
Suffolk County and State of New York of the cither Part 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 245 

Witnesseth that we the said Timothy Conkling &c. as 
Trustees of said Town by the Deligated Power and au- 
thority to us given by said Patent as well as for and in the 
Considerations of the sum of — Pounds — shillings to us 
in hand paid &c. by these Presents Hath Given Granted 
Bargained sold alienated Conveyed and Confirmed unto 
him the said Selah Wood to His Heirs and assigns forever 
all that of a certain Piece of Common or undivided Land 
situate in the old Purchass so called Lying on the East of 
the Road that Leads from Charles Peters to George Eve- 
rets Bounded on the North or Northerly by Land sold to 
Gilbert Vallentine westerly and Southwesterly by other 
Land of Selah Wood being a three cornered Piece called 
No. 3 on the Maps where the Compass and Distance may be 
the Better known Reference thereto being had which map is 
Lodged in the town Clerks office and Containing within 
said Bounds one acre and twenty six Rod of Ground To- 
gether with all &c. To have and to hold &c. In Testimony 
whereof we have caused the seal of the Corporation of 
said Trustees to be Hereunto afixed and to be signed by 
our President the day and year above Written. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 
Sealed and Delivered 
In the Presence of 

Moses Rolph 

C. Hutting. 
{File No. 291.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1809, April 4.] 

Election of Town Officers, held April 4 1809, to serve 
one year. 



246 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Isreal Carll, 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling Jun"" and Trus- 
tees. Phineas Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Richard Conkling- 
Jun"" Solomon Ketcham, Moses Blachly, Eliphalet Chi- 
chester. Commissioners of Highways, Solomon Ketcham, 
John Oakley, Samuel Carll. Assessors, Ezra Conkling, 
Timothy Carll, Matthew Gardiner, Charles Colyar, Wil- 
liam Wickes. Collector, Oliver Carll. Overseers of the 
Poor, Thomas Roe, Samuel Fleet. Constables, Elkanah 
Piatt, Jacob Smith, Peter Wickes, Piatt Vail Jun' Epene- 
tus Griffith. Town Surveyors, John Oakley, Charles Col- 
yar, Abel Ketcham. Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and 
twent}^ eight others. Overseers of Highways, Jonas Sam- 
mis and forty two others. "Thomas Rogers Highway 
Master for Santepogue path up the Neck to Call on the 
proprietors Eliphas Buffet" and others. 

Seventeen Hundred dollars voted to meet expense main- 
taining Poor of the Town. 

Swine Act reenacted. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 284-88.) 



[1809, May 2.] 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise of the town 
of Huntington at the house of Piatt Carll 2'"' May 1809 
Present Isreal Carll, Supervisor. 
Jacomiah Brush 
Nathaniel Potter 
Moses Blachly }» Justices. 

Moses Rolph 
Jonathan Gardiner 
Resolved That Samuel Whitson Thomas Woodward 
Eliphalet Chichester Jeffery A. Woodhul John B. Scudder 
Alexander Smith Lewis Wicks Ebenezer Gould Silas 
Smith Tchabod Bedell Theodorus Wicks George Everit 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 247 

David Ketcham Elcanah Brush Daniel Whitney & Piatt 
Carll Thomas Seaman be hcensed to Keep Inns and Tav- 
erns in this town for the ensuing year: 

IsREAL Carll, Jacoml\h Brush, Nathaniel Potter, 
Moses Blachly, Moses Rolph, Jonathan Gardiner. 

{File No. 331.) 



[DEED. MOSES SCUDDER TO JOSEPH BUNCE.] 

[1809, Aug. 26.] 

Know all men by these presence that I Moses Scudder 
of Huntington in Suffolk county and State of New York 
for and in consideration of the sum of Five dollars well 
and truly paid by Joseph Bunce of Smith Town in the 
county and State aforesd. have granted bargained and sold 
and by these presents do grant bargain and sell convey 
and confirm unto the said Joseph Bunce and to his heirs 
and assigns forever a certain piece of salt or sedge meadow 
lying nearly in the North west corner of the Crabmeadows 
bounded on the East by Capt. Thomas Bunce meadow on 
the South by Joseph Bunce meadow on the west by the 
meadow of Moses Scudder and on the North by the beach 
containing fourteen square rods of meadow ground to- 
gether with all and singular the privileges and appurte- 
nances to the same belonging or in any ways appertaining. 
To have and to hold the premises aforesaid with the ap- 
purtenances unto the said Joseph Bunce and to his heirs 
and assigns forever. And I the said Moses Scudder for 
myself my heirs executors and administrators the premises 
aforesaid w'ith the appurtenances unto the said Joseph 
Bunce his heirs and assigns will warrant and forever de- 
fend by these presents. Sealed with my seal dated the 



248 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

26"' day of August A. D. 1809. 



Sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Henry Scudder. 
Phebe Scudder. 

{File No. 173.) 



Moses Scudder [Seal.] 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO GILBERT PLATT.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1810, Feb. 20.] 

"A Certain piece of land covered w^ith water on the East 
side of Huntington Harbour bounded as followeth on the 
East by the Common Land on the North by the old Dock 
on the West by low water mark stretching southai'd one 
hundred and twenty five feet from the south end of the 
said old Dock which said piece of land is to build a Dock 
on seventy feet in length and to have fifty five on the 
South end of Said Dock for vessels to lay two." 
Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 
Term twenty one years. 
Dock to be constructed in two years. 
Trus<-ees reserve the right to occupy of forty feet in 
front of said dock extending East and West by the bounds 
above named. 

Trustees reserve right to reenter in event of nonful- 
ment of terms relating to building dock. 

Witnesses Timothy Conklixg, P. D. 

Moses Rolph 
Elizabeth Rolph 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, jip- 36-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 249 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[18 10, April — ] 

Election of Town officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1 8 10, to serve for one 3^ear. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Phineas Carll. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling Jun"" and Trus- 
tees, Phineas Carll, Solomon Ketcham, Richard Conkling 
Jun"" Samuel Scidmore, Eliphalet Chichester, Moses Blach- 
ley. Assessors, Ezra Conkling, Timothy Carll, Matthew 
Gardiner, Charles Colyar, William Wickes. Collector, 
Oliver Carll. Overseers of the Poor, Thomas Roe, Sam- 
uel Fleet. Commissioners of Highways, Samuel Carll, 
Moses Scudder, Richard Oakley. Constables, Jacob 
Smith, Joshua Robbins, Peter Wickes, Epenetus Griffis, 
Conkling Gould. Town Surveyors, John Oakley, Charles 
Colyar, Abel Ketcham. Pound Master, Thomas Wood- 
ward. Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and twenty nine 
others. 

Fourteen hundred dollars Voted to meet expense main- 
taining Poor of the Towm, Overseers of Highways Jonas 
Sammis and forty tw^o others. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that whereas sundry persons from Towns not 
in the County of Suffolk and from other Towns not being 
entitled to the privelege of fishing and fowling in the 
Limits of said Town of Huntington that any person who 
will cause any such tresspassor or tresspassors to be 
Brought to Justice before any Court of Record Shall be 
entitled to a premium of five Dollars to be paid on A Cer- 
tificate Duly Certifyed By any Magistrate of the County. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph. 

Towm Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 289-95.) 



250 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[18 10, May 14.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the freeholders and 
Commonality of the Town of Huntington Convened at the 
House of Piatt Carll on Monday the 14''' of May 18 10 

Resolved that we approve of the Conduct of the Inhab- 
itants of the western part of said Town in erecting a flew 
on the Run of water opposite the house of Mr. Prime for 
the purpose of washing sheep therein. 

Resolved that the said flew be free for the Inhabitants of 
said Town to occupy for the purpose above said. Re- 
solved that the inhabitants of said Town be permitted to 
erect and keep in Repair one or more yards on the com- 
mon Land near the said flew for the purpose of yarding 
sheep. 

Resolved that if any person or persons shall inger the 
said flew or Yards they shall be Deemed trespassors on the 
Towns property and be prosecuted accordingly. 

Resolved that the president of said Trustees sign the 
above Resolves and cause the same to be Recorded in the 
Town Clerks office. 

TliMOTHY CONKLING P. D. 
{File Ko. 172.) 



[THE PROPRIETORS OF THE OLD PURCHASE.] 

[1810. ] 

Whereas we the subscribers holding certain Rights in 
the undivided Lands and meadows and marshes in the old 
Purchase in the Town of Huntington and Whereas it has 
appeared to us to be most Benifishal to us that certain 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 251 

Pieces or Parcels thereof should be sold and the money 
arising there from should be Divided among the Proprie- 
tors of said Purchass and according to the Rights that 
each of us do hold as Tenants in Common and ^^ ^^reas a 
Number of Pieces of said Land and Meadows has Been sold 
under the Direction of the Trustees for the time Being ot 
said Town and Titles Created by them for the same. 

Now know all y^ whom it may Concern that we the sub- 
scribers being will satisfied and Contented with the sale 
thereof do hereby Release Remise and forever Quitclaim 
unto said Trusties and to their asigns forever al our 
Rio-ht Title Claim and Demand whatsoever unto al those 
several Pieces of Land meadow and Marsh so sold and 
Conveyed as aforsaid so that in them we nor our heirs nor 
any other Person Holding or Claiming any Right or Title 
from by or under us or any or either of ^f ^^ ^7/\";^ 
hereafter shall have any Right title Claim or demand to the 
Premises so sold and Conveyed as afore said but from al 
and every action and actions, suits Right Title Interest 
Claim and Demand we they and every of us and our Heirs 
shall be forever Barred by these Presents in Testamony 
whereof we have set our Hands and fixed our seals on this 
. day of in the year of our Lord Eighteen hun- 
dred and ten * 

[File No. 171.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO P. WOODWARD.] 

[iSio. June 7.] 
This Indenture made this seventh day of June in the 
year of our Lord_EighteenJiundre^^ 

"T^Yh^;^^^^irSi7p^ipi^Ts~^N^it^^ here 

as showini the views held, by at least some of these propne- 
tors, concerning their title. — C. R. S.J 



252 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Timothy Conkling Junor Solomon Ketcham Phineas Carll 
Moses Blatchly Richard Conkling Junor Samuel Skidmore 
and Eliphelet Chichester Present Trustees of the Inhabit- 
ants Freeholders & Commonality of the Town of Hunting- 
ton of the one Part and Prusil Woodward of Huntington 
Suffolk County and State of New York of the other Part 
Witnesseth that the said Timothy Conkling &c. by virtue 
of a Pattent Granted to said Town of Huntington &c. and 
for the consideration of the sum of three Pounds one shil- 
ling &c. hath Given Granted Bargained sold alienated 
Conveyed and Confirmed &c. unto him the said Prusell 
Woodward to his Heirs and assigns forever all that of a 
small Piece of Land Belonging to the undevided Part of 
the old Purchass situate in the Town of Huntington Bound- 
ed as follows, to wit. being and Lying between where the 
Town South Path and the Path that from Huntington to 
Richard Brovais seperates Bounded easterly by said south 
Path southerly by Land of James Jones Westerly by said 
Path that leads to said Browns to the Place of Beginning 
being a three Cornered Piece containing about one half 
acres be the same more or Less Together with all the Tim- 
ber Trees woods, Priveledges and advantages to the same 
Belonging or in any Wise appertaining w^ith the appurte- 
nances To Have and to Hold all and singular the within 
and above Granted and Bargained Premises with the He- 
reditments unto him the said Prusill Woodward to his 
heirs and assigns forever to him and their own sole and Prop- 
er use Benefit and Behoof from thenceforth and forever, &c. 
and further we do Bind our selves and our successors in 
office to warrant and Defend the above Granted and De- 
mised Premises unto him the said Prusell Woodward to his 
Heirs and assigns forever against any Person who shall 
claim any Right or title from by or under us or any of us 
as Trustees of said Town of Huntington and our success- 
ors in office in Testimony whereof we have caused the seal 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



-3> 



of the Corporation of said Trustees to be hereunto affixed 
and to be signed by our President the day and year above 
written. 



Timothy Conkling P. D. 



Sealed & Delivered 
in the Presence of 
Jeremiah Brush 
Moses Rolph. 
{File No. 292.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO SELAH WOOD.] 

[1811, April 30.] 

, This Indenture made the thirtieth day of April, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven 
Between Timothy Conkling junior, Solomon Ketcham 
Phinehas Carll Richard Conkling Elias Baylis Samuel 
Skidmore and Samuel Carll present Trustees of the Town 
of Huntington of the first part and Selah Wood of said 
Town of Huntington, Suffolk County and State of New 
York of the second part. Witnesseth that the said party 
of the first part by virtue of a Patent granted to said Town 
of Huntington under the hand and Seal of Benjamin 
Fletcher Governor in chief over the then Colony of New 
York which patent bears date the fifth day of October one 
thousand six hundred and ninety four by the delegated 
power and authority so given by said patent and for 
divers good causes and valuable considerations, the said 
partv of the first part have given granted bargained and 
confirmed, and by these presents do give grant bargain 
convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part 
his heirs and assigns forever, All that small piece of 
common land in the undivided part of the Old Purchase^ 



2S4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

lying northward of Elias Bayles ; bounded northwesterly 
and southeasterly b}' land of said Selah Wood, and north- 
erly by land of Gilbert Valentine it being a triangular 
piece, containing one acre and tw^enty six rods, as may be 
seen by a draught of the same lodged in the Town Clerks 
ofifice : Together with the privileges thereunto belonging 
or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold the said 
premises above granted unto the said party of the second 
part, his heirs and assigns to his and their only proper use 
benefit and behoof forever and the said party of the first 
part, hereby publish and declare that by the delegated 
power so given in said patent we have good right and 
lawful authority to dispose of the premises above men- 
tioned as aforesaid free and clear from all troubles and 
incumbrances whatsoever And farther we bind ourselves 
and our successors in office to warrant and defend the 
above granted premises unto him the said party of the 
second part his heirs and assigns forever against all and 
•every person and persons claiming any right or title from 
by or under us as Trustees of said Town of Huntington, 
or our successors. In testimony whereof we have caused 
the seal of the Corporation to be hereunto afifixed and 
signed by our President, the day and 3-ear abo\'e written. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 
Sealed and delivered [Seal.] 

in the presence of 

Abel Ketcham 

Platt Conkling 
[File No. 293.) 



[1811, May 7.] 

At a Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Excise 
of Huntington in the County of Suffolk held at the dwell- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$$ 

ing house of Ebenezer Gould Inn keeper in said Town on 
the 7^'^ May 1811 

Resolved that the following persons be & hereby are 
Licensed as Tavern Keepers in said Town of Huntington 
for the ensuing year : 

Joseph S. Jarvis Hally Beers Eliphelet Chichester 
Thomas Fleet Lewis Wicks John Beadell Jesse Piatt Eben- 
ezer Gould Daniel Pearsall Ichebod Bedell David Conk, 
ling John Mulford John B. Scudder Samuel VVhitson 
Epenetus Smith Elkanah Brush Abel Brush Piatt Carll 
Jeffery A. WoodhuU. 

Samuel Carll, Jaccoml\h Brush, Nathaniel 
Potter, Jonathan Gardiner, Moses Rolph, Commr's 
of Excise. 

(File No. 338.; 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1 811, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 2°"^ day of April 
18 II to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel Carll. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Samuel Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Phineas Carll, Richard 
Conkling Jr., Solomon Ketcham, Elias Baylis. Assessors, 
Ezra Conkhng, Timothy Carll, Charles Colyar, Matthew 
Gardiner, William Wicks. Overseers of Poor, Thomas 
Roe, Samuel Fleet. Constables, Nathaniel Rusco, Daniel 
Conkling, Peter Wickes, Epenetus Grifihth, David Conk- 
ling. Commissioners of Highways, Amos Piatt, JNIoses 
Scudder, Richard Oakley. Collector, Oliver Carll. Over- 
seers of Highways, Jonas Sammis and forty one others. 



256 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Surveyors, John Oakley, Charles Colyar, Abel 
Ketcham. Fourteen Hundred dollars voted to meet ex- 
penses of maintainance of Poor of the Town. Fence 
Viewers, Josiah Smith and twenty seven others. Swine 
Act reenacted. 

At a special Town Meeting Ma}- i6th 181 1, Jacob Smith 
was chosen to serve as Constable. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol, IT, pp. 298-304.) 



[BOND. JACOB HARNED AND ELIAS SMITH.] 

[1812, Feb. 27.] 

Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Harned 
and Elias Smith of Smith Town in Suffolk C(Hmty and 
State of New York am held and firmly Bound unto Timo- 
they Conkling Phincas Carll Richard Conkling Juner Sol- 
omon Ketcham Elias Bayliss Samuel Carll & Samuel 
Scidmore present Trustees of the freeholders and Com- 
monality of the Town of Huntington County and State 
aforesaid in the penal sum of two thousand Dollars to be 
paid unto them the said Timothey Conkling Phineas Carll 
Richard Conklmg Jr. Solomon Kitcham Elias Bay lis Sam- 
uel Carll and Samuel Scidmore or to their successors in 
Office wich payment well and truly to be made and Done 
we bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators 
firmly by these presents seald with our seals and Dated 
the twenty seventh Day of February eighteen hundred and 
twelve. 

Whereas a certain Dispute has taken place between the 
said Jacob. Harned and Elias Smith and the aforesaid 
Timothy Conkling Phineas Carll Richard Conkling Junior. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2$/ 

Solomon Ketcham Elias Baylis Samuel Carll and Samuel 
Scidmore Trustees as aforesaid Touching and Concerning 
the South and West bounds oi Wenea Commack patent. 
Now the Condition of the above Obligation is such that 
if the above Bound Jacob Harned and Elias Smith their 
heirs Executors or Adminestrators and every of them do 
and shall for and on their part and behalf in all things well 
and truly stand to abide and perform fullfill and keep the 
Award Arbitratement order and Determination ot John 
W. Seamon Jesse Merrit and Samuel Burr Junor. all of the 
County of Queens and State above said or any two of them 
Arbetrators Indifferent chosen as well on the part of the 
said Jacob Harned and Elias Smith as on the part and Be- 
half of the said Timothy Conkling Phineas Carll Richard 
Conkling Junor Solomon Ketcham, Elias Baylis Samuel 
Carll and Samuel Scidmore Trustees as aforesaid to Arbi- 
trate adjudge of Determine and Agree upon touching and 
Concerning the south and West bounds of Wenea Com- 
mack patent so always as the said Award Arbitratement 
final end and Determination of the said south and West 
bounds of Wenea Commack patent be made in Writing 
and A Chart thereof Ready to be Delivered to the said 
parties under the hands and seals of the said Arbitrators 
or any two of them on or before the first Day of April now 
Next Ensuing the Date of these presents then this Obliga- 
tions to be null and void Otherwise to Remain in full 
power elect and Virtue in the Law. 

Jacob Harned [Seal] 
Elias Smith [Seal.] 
Signed sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of 

Samuel Vail. 

Jesse Scudder. 
{File No. 290.) 



258 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DEED. JACOB HARNED AND ELIAS SMITH 
TO TOWN TRUSTEES.*] 

[181 2, March 21.] 

Know all men by these presents that we Jacob Hearned 
and Elias Smith of Smithtown County of Suffolk & State 
of New York for Divers good Causes and Considerations 
have Remised released and forever quit-claimed and do 
for us our heirs Executors Adm" and assigns Remise Re- 
lease and for ever quit Claim unto Timothy Conkling 
Phineas Carll Richard Conkling Jn' Solomon Ketcham 
Elias Bayles Samuel Carll Samuel Scidmore present Trus- 
tees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of 
Huntington County & State aforesaid and to their Succes- 
sors for ever all the estate Right Title claim and demand 
whatsoever of in or to all that land South of Weana Com- 
mack pattent that is to say South of the bounds hereafter 
Described begining at the Northwest Corner of Said pat- 
tent Measureing Two Hundred Three chain and Thirty 
Seven links on the Confirmation line to a blacke oake 
Sapling marked and Stones around it then runing South 
Eighty nine Degrees & forty five minutes East Ninety 
Eight Chain & Sixty eight links to Elias Smith land thence 
South Six and a half west Six Chains & forty four links to 
A Stone being Elias Smith South west Corner thence East 
on the olde line of Marked Trees South Eighty Seven and 
ThreeQuarters west one hundred and Sixty five Chain to 
the South east Corner of Vandams line or Crooks Survey 
Whereas a Dispute has for many years been Concerning 
the South Bounds of the Pattent of Weana Commack 
pattent and the north and East bounds of our olde pattent 

[* By consulting file No. 295 a small map will be found, show- 
ing the location of the premises conveyed by this deed in con- 
nection with a map of the land conveyed to the Trustees by 
Anning Moubray. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 259 

In the east part of The Town of Huntington and we Jacob 
Harned and Elias Smith do for our Selves our heirs Exe- 
cutors Adm^ and assigns for Ever quit claim unto Timothy 
Conkling Phineas Carll Richard Conkling Jn"" Solomon 
Ketcham Elias Bayles Samuel Carll and Samuel Scidmore 
present Trustees of the Freeholders of the Commonalty 
of the Town of Huntington and to their Successors in 
office for ever all our Right Title claim & Demand of 
whatsoever kind or nature laying South of the said line 
above Described and the North line of Islip as Witness 
our hands and seals this Twenty first day of March in The 
year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Twelve. 

Jacob Hearned [Seal] 
Elias Saiith [Seal.] 
Signed Sealed cSc Delivered 
In the presence of 

Matthew Gardiner. 
William Blvdenburgh. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph 

Town Clerk. 
{File No. 332, J; Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 11 12.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[18 1 2, April 12.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 7th day of April 
1812, to serve for one year: 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel Carll. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Samuel Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Phineas Carll, Richard 
Conkling Jun'', Solomon Ketcham, Elias Baylis. Assess- 
ors, Ezra Conkling, Timothy Carll, Charles Colyar, Mat- 



26o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

thew Gardiner, William Wickes. Overseers of Poor, 
Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. Constables and Col- 
lectors, Jacob Smith, Nathaniel Rusco, Daniel Conkling, 
Epenetus Gi"iffith. Commissioners of Highways, Epenetus 
Sammis, Moses Scudder, Richard Oakley. Town Sur- 
veyors, John Oakley, Charles Colyar, Abel Ketcham. 
Overseers of Highways, Jonas Sammis and fifty others. 
Fence Viewers, Joshua Smith and twentv eight others. 
Thomas Woodward, Pound Master. 

Twelve hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
tainance of Poor of the Town. Swine act reenacted. 

"Also Voted that all persons who Cut pine Wood on 
the undivided pine plains belonging to the Town of Hun- 
tington the Last winter or spring should be Liable to pay 
twenty five Cents per Cord for each and Every Cord so 
Cut. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 305-10 ) 



[i8i2, ]\Lay 5.] 

List of Excise May 5"' 181 2. 
Jeffery A. Woodhull John Mulford Hally Beers John B. 
Scudder Abel Brush Jesse Piatt Israel Carll John Beadell 
Benjamin Rushmore Thomas Smith Samuel Fleet Epen- 
etus Smith Ichabod Beadle Asa Chichester, Joseph Jarvis 
Ebenezer Gould Thomas Roe Nathaniel Potter Isaac 
Conkling David Conkling, Henry Scudder Lewis, Lewis 
Wickes, James West, Israel Youngs Alanson Hovt Luther 
Loper Williams & Woolsey Daniel Jarvis Bathsheba May, 
Piatt Carll. • 
{File No. 339) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 261 

[THE NICOLL SUIT.] 

[1813, Jan. 20.] 

At a Court of Chancery held for the State of New York 
at the Capital in the City of Albany 20th Jany 1813. 

Present the Honorable John Lansing Junr Esqr Chan- 
cellor. 

William Nicol, Infant by Selah Strong his Guardian vs. 
The Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington Isaiah Jarvis & others. 

Messrs. Riggs James and Harison of Council for the 
Complainants, and Messrs. Sandford & Hoffman of Council 
for the Defendants in the above Cause having been heard 
last Octob'' Term on the Affidavits Read in the Said Cause 
and on the petition of the Complainants by Mr Caleb S- 
Riggs his Solicitor Setting forth among other things that 
the above named Selah Strong together with Richard 
Udal were by this Court appointed Guardians of the 
person and Estate of the said william Nicol within a few 
weeks after his Birth owing to the particular Situation of 
His Estate at that time, that the present Suite was com- 
menced when the said william Nicol was of the age of 
about Six years by the said Selah Strong and Richard 
Udal as his Guardians and has been presented in that 
manner Until on or about the Twenty Sixth day of May 
last when this Court on the Application of the said Wil- 
liam NiQol with the Consent of the Said Selah Strong and 
Richard Udal dismissed the Said Richard Udal from 
Being Guardian of the said william Nicol and Ordering 
that his Name be Considered as being Struck out of the 
Record in the Said Suite and that all Subsequent pro- 
ceeding in the Said Suite Should be in the name of the 
Said Selah Strong alone as Such Guardian — that the Said 
Order by which the Said Richard Udal is dismissed as 



262 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Guardian as aforesaid was Granted on account of its 
appearing to the Court that the Said Richard Udal was 
an Important Witness for the said William NicoU that no 
Steps have Been taken in the Said Suite Since the Said 
order dismissing the Said Richard Udal from his Said 
Guardian Ship was Entered as aforesaid, that on the hear- 
ing of the Cause Certain feigned issues were directed to 
be made up and tryed by A special Jury and the Same 
were made Up and Tried accordingly after which the 
Said petitioner applied for and obtained an order for a 
Rehearing which as the Said petitioner was advised opens 
the Whole Case for the Consideration of this Court as it 
Stood before the Same was heard that the Said Richard 
Udal is now in a situation to be A Competent witness for 
the Said petitioner and he is advised by his Council and 
believes that the Testimony of the Said Richard Udal is 
very Important for the Said petitioner on the merits of 
this Cause of which he Cannot avail himself in a full and 
beneficial manner without he Shall be examined in the 
Cause in this Court because Unless the Said Testimony be 
so taken it will not form part of the Evidence on the 
Rehearing nor in the Court above on an appeal Should an 
appeal Take place, that within a few days before the date 
of the Said petition the Said petitioner or his Council for 
the first time became acquainted with the Existence of a 
manuscript book found among the deeds and Title papers 
of the Loyd family present or Late owners of the Estate 
on the North side of Long island known by the name of 
Loyds Neck which Contains many entres made by and in 
the handwriting of James Loyd then owner of Lovds neck 
and of other property on the south side of Long island in 
the Neighborhood of the property in Question in this 
Cause and other Entries made by Henry Lovd the Son of 
the Said James Loyd after his decease, which Said James 
Loyd died between the Tenth day of April 1684 and the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 263 

22"'' of Sept 1693 as the Said petitioner Understands and 
believes from a Coppy of the Said James Loyds Will 
Entered in the Said book and an Enti"y of the time the 
Same was proved in Which Said book is contained a 
diagram or Map of Long- island together with the South 
Bay and with the Beach on the South side thereof which 
Map so far as relates to Long island the bay and beach 
purports to have been Copied from Riders Survey of 
hojiig island on a leaf of the Said book by the Said James 
Loyd in his Lifetime and from which it appears that at 
that time there was not any Gut water passage or inlet 
through any beach from the Bay to the ocean Except one 
to the" Westward of all the Islands in Question in this 
Cause that Riders Survey in the Said petition mentioned 
if it Can be Discovered and proved or the Said Copy 
Contained in the Said Book if Authenticated by proof 
will be Material Testimony for the Said petitioner in this 
cause tending to Shew that all the Islands in Question 
were Comprehended in the patent Under which the Said 
Petitioner Claims Title to the Same and praying an Order 
for the Examination of the Said Richard Udal as a witness 
for the Said petitioner in this Cause on the Usual Notice 
to the adverse party and to Examine witness to prove 
Rider's Survey if to be found and to prove the Authen- 
ticity of the Said manuscript book and the Entries thereof 
particularly the Said Diagram or Map of Long island the 
South Bay and the beach on the South side thereof in 
such manner as the Said petitioner Shall be advised to 
make the Same evidence in this Cause if Such proof Shall 
be in his power and due delibereation thereon having 
thereon been had it is ordered that the Said Richard Udal 
be Examined as a witness in the said Cause on giving the 
usual notice to the adverse party of Such Examination and 
that the Said petitioner have leave to Examine Witnesses 
to prove Riders Survey and also to prove the Authenticity 



264 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

of the manuscript book in the Said petition mentioned and 
the entries therein and the Said Diagram or Map of Long 
island the South Bay and the beach on the South side 
thereof and that the Depositions and proofs to be taken as 
evidence in this Cause Notwithstanding that Publication 
has passed therein and Subsequent proceedings been had 
therein in like Manner as though Publication had not 
passed in the Said Cause.* 

[A Copy.] Sanders Lansing, 

Register. 
[File No. 348.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[18 1 3, April 6.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 6th day of April 
18 1 3, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel Carll. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Alex- 
ander Lewis, Phineas Carll, Samuel Carll, Richard Conk- 
ling, Solomon Ketcham, Elias Ba3dis. Assessors, William 
Wickes, Jonathan Gardiner, Ezra Conkling, Timothy 
Carll, Abel Ketcham. Collector, Daniel Conkling, (ac- 
cepted the office at the rate of nine cents per twenty shil- 
lings collected.) Constables, Jacob Smith, John D. Brush, 
Peter Wickes, Daniel Conkling, Timothy Conkling. 
Overseers of the Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. 

[* The Lloyd manuscript book and map, above referred to, 
are now in the possession of Henry Lloyd, of Huntington, a 
descendant of the James Lloyd above mentioned, and these 
papers have furnished evidence in many important suits and 
legal proceedings since this. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 265 

Commissioners o-f Highways, Moses Scudder, Epenetus 
Sammis, Abel Ketcham. School Commissioners for Com- 
mon School, Samuel Fleet, Elias Baylis, Thomas Gould. 
Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and thirty others. 

"Voted that the Town Raise by tax as much Money as 
is Granted to S*^ Town by Law for the Common School 
fund." 

Voted eighteen hundred dollars (including School Tax) 
to meet expenses maintainance of Poor of the Town. 
Overseers of Highways, Zophar Ketcham and forty seven 
others. Swine act reenacted. Act relating to pasturing 
Cattle on the Town Beach with penalty, i-eenacted. 
Town Surveyors, John Oakley, Charles Colyar, Abel 
Ketcham. 

Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 311-18.) 



[1813, May 5.] 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise of the 
Town of Huntington in the County of Suffolk held at the 
DweUing house of Piatt Carll on the fifth Day of May 1813. 

Resolved that the following persons be licensed to keep 
inns or Taverns in the said Town of Huntingrton for one 
year from this Date. 

Jeffery Woodhull, John Mulford Piatt Carll Thomas 
Seaman Epenetus Smith Jesse Piatt Ebenezer Gould 
Hawley Beers Isaac Conkling Assa Chichester Moses 
Hill Daniel Jarvis. 

Samuel Carll, Divine Hewlett, Moses Rolph, 
William Wickes, Charles Colyer, Commissioners of 
Excise. 

[File No. 315.; 



266 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1813, Dec. 23.] 

'*At a Special Town Meeting held at the House of Piatt 
Carll on Thursday the 23''^ Day of December 181 3 for the 
Express purpose of Chooseing Inspectors of Common 
School in the Town of Huntington the following persons 
were chosen viz : Daniel Jarvis, Abel Ketcham, John 
Rogers, Thomas Leoland, Thomas Ketcham (of Jesse) 
William WoodhuU, Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Recorded by me Moses Rolph Town Clerk of the Town 
of Huntington aforesaid." 

{Town Meetings, Vol II, p. 319.) 



[DEED. ANNING M(3UBRAY TO TOWN 
TRUSTEES.] 

[1814, Jan. 15.] 

To all to whome these presents shall come know y'' that 
I Anning Moubray of Islip in the County of Suffolk and 
State of New York. Have remised released and forever 
quitclaimed, and by these presents Do for myself my heirs 
executors and administrators remise release and forever 
quit-claim unto Nathaniel Potter President of the Trustees 
of the Town of Huntington in the County and State afore- 
said and Phinehas Carll Solomon Ketcham xA.lexander 
Lewis Richard Conkling, Elias Baylis and Samuel Carll 
present Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of 
said Town of Huntington and to their successors in office; 
All that certain tract or parcel of Pine Plains within the 
said County of Suffolk situate as follows Beginning one 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 267 

hundred and fifty two chains from the Candle wood road 
so called, or Nicolls road on a due north line from the 
head of Orawack Brook or River, and at the distance of 
one hundred and sixty chains and fifty links from the head 
of said Brook or River at a stake and stones thence run- 
ning due west till it shall intersect a line running due north 
from the east Brook of Apple tree neck ; thence on a due 
north line to Conklins road, or the middle Country road 
so called, thence along said road easterly, until a line on 
the south part of the land of Elias Smiths crosses said 
road ; thence by the land of said Elias Smith easterly,, 
until a due south line shall strike the place of beginning — 
To have and to hold all and singular the above mentioned 
premises and every part and parcel thereof with the ap- 
purtenances unto the said Trustees of the Freeholders and 
commonality of the said Town of Huntington and their 
successors forever So that neither I the said Anning Mou- 
bray, my heirs, executors or administrators, at any time 
hereafter shall or will claim challenge or demand any in- 
terest property benefit or other thing in any manner what- 
soever to the above mentioned premises belonging or in 
any wise appertaining ; But of and from all claims and de- 
mands which I the said Anning Moubray my heirs execu- 
tors or administrators may have concerning the same 
shall be forever barred by these presents. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the fifteenth 
day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and fourteen. 

Anning Moubray [Seal.] 
Sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of 
Selah Carll. 
Joshua Wicks. 



268 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Draught of within described and quit-claimed pre-mises 
as drawn from actual survey, January lo"' 1814.* 

By Abel Ketcham, Surveyor. 

[Here follows map of the premises made by Abel Ketcham, Surveyor, 
January lo, 1814.] 

State of New York ) 

Suffolk County \ ' ' 

On the 15*'' day February in the year 1842 Selah Carll 
with whome I am personally acquainted came before me 
and being by me duly sworn depose and say that he is a 
resident of the Town of Huntington in the County of Suf- 
folk that he saw Anning Moubry execute the within con- 
veyance that he the said Selah Carll subscribed his name 
thereto as a witness and that he knew the said Anning 
Moubray to be the person Described in and who executed 
the said conveyance. 

Joel Jarvis, Justice of the Peace. 
[Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, p. 13.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1 814, April 5.] 

Election of Town ofhoers held on the 5th day of April 
18 14, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel Fleet, 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Alexander Lewis, Phineas Carll, Samuel Carll, Richard 
Conkling Jun'' Solomon Ketcham, Charles Baylis. Over- 

[* The map of these premises, which embraces about 2,000 
acres of land now in the Town of Islip, will be found on a page 
■of the original deed. File No. 294. The land was afterwards 
sold by the Town Trustees. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 269 

seers of the Poor, Samuel Fleet, Solomon Ketcham, Town 
Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Collector, Daniel Conkling. Con- 
stables, Elkanah Piatt, Jacob Smith, Daniel Conkling, Peter 
Wickes. Commissioners of Highways, Isreal Piatt, Abel 
Ketcham, Thomas Ketcham. Assessors, Ezra Conkling, 
Timoth}' Carll, Samuel Scidmore, William Wickes, Abel 
Ketcham. Pound Master, Thomas Woodward. Town 
Surveyors, John Oakley, Charles Colyar, Abel Ketcham. 
Inspectors of Common Schools, Daniel Jarvis, Abel 
Ketcham, John Rogers, Thomas Ireland, Thomas Ketcham 
(of Jesse), William Woodhull. Overseers of Highways, 
Zophar Ketcham and forty six others. Fence Viewers, 
Ezra Smith and thirty two others. Swine act reenacted. 

Voted twelve hundred dollars for school and contingent 
expenses of the Town. Law in relation to pasturing Cattle 
upon the Town Beach reenacted. 

"Also Voted and enacted that no person shall gain any 
title to Sea Weed by heaping it on the Shores the North 
Side of the Town of Huntington and that it shall be as 
Lawful for any person to take & Carry away all Sea Weed 
Lying on S'^ Shores heapt or as the tide Left it." 

"Recorded by me Moses Rolph Town Clerk of the 
Town of Huntington aforesaid." 

[Tuivn Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 320-26.) 



[DECISION OF CHANCELLOR KENT IN THE 
NICOLE SUIT.] 

[1814, April 29. J 

At a Court of Chancery held for the State of 
New York at the Capitol in the City of Al- 
bany the 29"' day of August 18 14. 



270 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Present. 

The Honorable James Kent Esquire Chancellor. 



William Nicoll an infant by 
Selah Strong his Guardian. 

vs. 

The Trustees of the Free- 
holders AND Commonality' 
OF THE Town of Hunting-' 
ton and others. 

This cause having been brought to a re-hearing in pursu- 
ance of an order for that purpose on the pleadings proofs 
and exhibits in the cause, at the City of New York at a 
Court of Chancery there held in the month of June in the 
3'ear one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and the 
matter having been opened by Mr Riggs of Counsel for 
the Complainant, and the pleadings, proofs and exhibits in 
the cause having been read and the Court having heard 
Counsel thereon as well for the Complainants as for the 
defendants, and mature deliberation being had by the 
Court thereon, and it appearing Satisfactorily to the Court 
that neither the Complainant nor Defendants the Trustees 
•of the Freeholders Commonality of the Town of Hunting- 
ton \vho have respectively claimed title thereto have any 
right or title to the said Islands in the pleadings men- 
tioned, called Captree Island, Oak Island and Grass Isl- 
and, or to either of them. Whereupon it is ordered, ad- 
judged and decreed, and his honor the Chancellor doth by 
virtue of the power and authority of his Court according- 
ly order, adjudge and decree that the Complainants Bill 
be and the same is hereby dismissed but without Costs to 
be paid by either part}' to the other, each party being to 
pay his and their own Costs as well in this Court as for 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/1 

the trial at law of the feigned issue heretofore directed 
and tried— And it is further Ordered, adjudged and de- 
creed by the authority aforesaid that the actions at Law 
mentioned in the pleadings in this cause and now pending 
in the Supreme Court of this State and in which the Com- 
plainant is plaintiff touching the said Islands, some or one 
of them shall be discontinued and each party pay his own 
costs of suit therein. 

[A Copy.] Sanders Lansing, 

Register. 
{File No. 341.) 



[1814, May 3.] 

Resolved that the following persons who have taken 
licenses to keep Inns or Taverns this 3 day of May 18 14 are 
of good moral character & of sufficient abilities to keep 
Inns or Taverns for the accommodations of travelers. Viz.. 
Jesse Piatt, Ebenezer Gould, Thomas Gould, Epenetus 
Smith, Isaac Conkling, Hawley Beers, Thomas Seaman, 
Asa Chichester, Abel Brush, John B. Scudder, Ichabod 
Bedell, Jeffery A. WoodhuU, Jacob Conkling, Daniel Jarvis, 
David Conkling, Gilbert Carll. 

Samuel Fleet, Divine Hewlett, Charles Colyer, 
William Wickes, Moses Rolph, Commrs. 

Huntington Suffolk County the Third day of May A. D. 

1814- 

{File No. 340.) 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. POWDER AND 
SHOT PURCHASED FOR WAR.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1814, Nov. 5.] 
A Special Town Meeting held in the Town on the 5th 
Day of November 18 14. 



272 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

"It was voted that the Sum of two hundred and Seven 
Dollars & -^^j^ be paid by the Town being the amount of 
two bills paid for 6 Casks of powder 400'^' of Musket Balls 
and a Quantity of buck Shot by the Trustees of S'' Town 
for the Militia to Defend the S*^ Town with in Case of 
Invasion."" 

It was also voted to distribute the powder and balls as 
follows: "I Cask of the powder and the sixth of the balls & 
shot be Deposited with Capt Samuel Muncv at South. 

Also Voted that i Cask of the powder and the sixth 
partt of the Balls and Shot be Deposited with Matthew 
Gardiner Crabmeadow or fresh pond. Also Voted tliat i 
Cask of the powder and the Sixth of the Ball and Shot be 

[* War was declared by the United States against Great 
Britain June 18, 1812. The causes of complaint were her im- 
prisonment of American seaman, her restrictions upon com- 
merce and her instigating the Indians to revolt. This record 
of a town meeting here, which shows the purchase of powder 
and shot "to defend the Town with in case of invasion," is, I 
think, the only paper on file which alludes in any way to this 
war with Great Britain, and as this purchase of war material 
was made only about two months before the close of the con- 
flict, the treaty of peace being signed December 24, 1814, it is 
hardly probable that hostilities had much disturbed the people 
here. British ships, however, blockaded the entire coast of the 
United States ; many naval conflicts had taken place ; Ston- 
ington, Connecticut, was bombarded Aug. 10, 1814; Washing- 
ton City was taken by the British and the Capitol burned Aug. 
25, of the same year, and the Battle of New Orleans was 
fought January 8, 1815, several days after the treaty of peace 
had been signed. The booming of cannons on the New Eng- 
land shore probably reminded our forefathers, many of whom 
had survived the Revolutionary War, that it was time to arm 
and get ready to fight with the old enemy. We know that 
many in Huntington were enlisted in the service, some going 
to Sag Harbor and others to Brooklyn, and it is probable that 
more or less were in the navy and saw actual service. It is 
also said that on a false alarm a company was raised here, who 
marched to Lloyd's Neck but found no enemy. The people 
here evidently intended to give the "red coats'' a warm re- 
ception. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 273 

Deposited with Epenetus Smith Cow Harbour. Also 
Voted that i|- Casks of the powder and the Equal propor- 
tion of the Ball and Shot be Deposited with Capt Abel 
Conkling. Also Voted that i^ Cask of the powder and 
the Equal proportion of the Bali and Shot be Deposited 
with Capt John Rogers. 

Recorded by me Moses Rolph, Town Clerk of the S*^ 
Town of Huntington. 

{Toivn Meetings, Vol. II, p. 327.) 



[1815, — 20.] 

An Account of Money Received by the Trustees of the 
Town of Huntington for pine timber sold belonging to sd. 
Town — 1 81 5. 

September By Cash Received of Piatt Soper $23.05 ; 
Do Elkanah Bunce 119.84; Do Samuel Blachly 77 ; Do 
Morris Burr 25 : Do Piatt Wickes 77.35 ; Do John Carll 
by Samll Carll 66 ; Do Eneas Smith Note by his Adms. 
28.80 ; Do Samuel Carll 8 ; of Joshua Robens 10 ; of Enos 
Smith by J. B. Scudder 28.37^ ; of Ebenezer Gould 26.64; 
of Enos Smith 35.94 ; Do of Israel Sammis for pine timber 
sold Stephen Brown 28.50; Do David Oakes per pine tim- 
ber 8.00 ; 1820, Do Piatt Arther (by Zopher Sammis) 18.92 ; 
Do sums paid to the overseers of the poor 289.52; Total 

867.45i 

[File No. 299.) 



[LETTER OF WILLIAM SMITH CONCERNING 
THE NICOLE PATENT.] 

[No date.] 
The pattent from Gov. Benjamin Fletcher to W"" Smith 



274 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Dated Ninth October 1693 Extends Westward on the 
beach and bay to a Gut or inlet to the bay Commonly 
called Huntington Gut to a stake on the beach Eastward 
to a place called Capswague being the Town of South- 
hamptons Westermost bounds the said beach and bay being 
from the east to the west bounds twenty four miles and 
seven Chains as by the returne of the Surveyer General 
May more fully Appear, (from the West bounds or Hun- 
tington Gut to Long Cove is 10 Miles three Quarters & 40 
rod) I have in my hands a Coppy of record from the Secre- 
tarys Ofifice of a Grant to W™ NicoU Dated the forth of June 
1688 for all those Islands and small Isls of Sandy Land and 
Marsh or Meadow Ground With the Appurtenances sit- 
uate lying and beeing on the South side of Long Island 
between the inlet or Gut Commonly Called Huntington 
Gut and the land of W"' NicoU Taken from a Coppy in 
my hands. • 

Wm. Smith. 
This done at the request of Mr Carle Ketcham for the 
Gentlemen of Huntington. Lib. No. 6, page 333.* 
[File No. 307.) 



[LETTER OF NATHAN SANFORD.] 

[1816, March 4.] 

Albany 4"' March 18 16. 

Saturday Evening. 
Dear Sir — Mr. Scudder has just now shown to me a 
Petition which he has this day received from the People of 
Islip praying for a grant of the Islands. After consider- 
able conversation Mr. Scudder has consented at my re- 

[* This paper shows how, in the suit of this Town with Wm. 
Nicoll, it became important to locate "Huntington Gut." — C. 
R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2/5 

quest to hold the Petition in his hands until I can write to 
3'ou, and you can give some answer. The Petition is well 
drawn and is signed by a great many of the People of 
Islip. It will be necessary for you to attend to the sub- 
ject immediately Mr Scudder wishes you to see the Peo- 
ple of Islip and consult with them ; and he particularly 
desires that you will see Nathaniel Conklin Esquire It will 
be proper to give some answer as soon as possible, as Mr. 
Scudder may perhaps not think himself justified in with- 
holding the Petition from the Legislature for any consid- 
erable time If you cannot make some arrangement with 
Islip by which they will withdraw their Petition for the 
present session, it will I conceive be proper and prudent, 
that vou or some other of the Trustees should repair to 
Albany immediately. It is entirely uncertain how long I 
shall ramain here. 

With respects and esteem I am Obediently 

Nathan Sanford. 

Phineas Carll Esquire. 

Dicks hills, Huntington, Long Island.* 
{File No. 343.) 



[i8i6, Dec. II.] 

Suffolk County [-ss: 

Zophar Ketcham being duly sworn deposeth and saith 

[* Mr. NicoU having failed to sustain a title to the beaches 
and islands in the South Bay in the suit with Huntington, the 
people of the Town of Islip sought to acquire the premises by 
Legislative grant. Nathan Sanford, the most active attorney 
for Huntington in the suit which had just been decided, was 
therefore sent to Albany to oppose such grant being made. 
The two papers, which follow this, were used before a commit- 
tee of the Legislature in behalf of Huntington's protestagainst 
the grant asked for. — C. R. S.] 



2/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

that he is upwards of seventy years of age that he is as he 
believes the great grandson of Samuel Ketcham who pur- 
chased a certain Island of Marsh in the South Bay in the 
Town of Huntington of the Seaquetaug Indians by a deed 
bearing date the 13"' day of November in the year of our 
Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty nine, called by 
the Indians sesecunhas and by the English Cedar Island. 

That as long ago as he can remember his Grandfather 
Nathaniel Ketcham was in the use and possession of the 
said Island or a part of it and that some part of the said 
Island has continued in the family untill the present time. 

And this deponent further saith that the said Cedar Isl- 
and is the next Island west of Oak Island and less than 
half a mile from it and that there is no other Island be- 
tween Oak Island and JNIassepeg Gut but Cedar Island and 
further this deponent saith not. 

ZopiiAR Ketcham. 

Sworn this 11"^ day of Dec"^^ A. D. 1816 

Before me Abel Ketcham 
Justice of the Peace in and f(3r the County aforesaid. 
{Flic Ko. 310.) 



[1817, Jan. 7.] 

Suffolk County y ss : 

Henry Scudder being duly sworn deposeth and saith 
that he is upwards of seventy three years of age and now 
resides in the Town of Smith Town that he was born in 
the Town of Huntington and resided there untill within a 
few years past, except during a part of the revolutionary 
war, that he was chosen a trustee of the said Town of 
Huntington soon after he was with age and was regularly 
chosen to the same office untill the american revolution 
when he removed into the american lines and has been a 
trustee several times since the revolution that as long ago 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 2// 

as he can remember the Trustees of Huntington laid claim 
to the Islands lately in controvercy with William NicoU 
and exercised acts of ownership over them by regulations 
respecting the cutting the grass that grew on them and 
restraining such as did not belong to the said Town from 
using them. That they were in the constant exercise of 
such acts during the whole time he was a member of the 
board of Trustees. That about fifty years ago an applica- 
tion was made to the then Governor of the Colony of New 
York for a grant of the Islands in oposition to the title of 
Huntington and that he the deponent was then a Trustee 
of said Town and was employed by the board to go to the 
Governor and council to resist the application on the 
ground the title to the said Islands was legally vested in 
said Trustees that he accordingly went and performed the 
said services whereupon the Governor and council refused 
to listen to the aforesaid application. 

And this deponent further saith that a similar applica- 
tion was made to the legislature of this state soon after the 
revolution for some lands not included in the last Patent 
of Huntington and that the application was resisted on the 
same grounds as the preceeding with the same result, and 
further this deponent saith not. 

Henry Scudder. 

Sworn this 7"' day of January A, D. 18 17 

Before me William Wickes. 

Justice of the Peace. 
{File No. 308.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1815, April 4.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 4th day of April 
181 5, to serve for one year. 



2/8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel CarlL 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conklin. Trustees, Alex- 
ander Lewis, Phineas Carll, Samuel Carll, Richard Conk- 
lin Jun', Solomon Ketcham, Elias Baylis. Assessors, 
Timothy Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Isreal Piatt, William 
Wickes, Abel Ketcham. Collector, Elkanah Piatt. Over- 
seers of the Poor, Thomas Roe, William WoodhulL 
Commissioners of Highways, Isreal Piatt, Abel Ketcham, 
Thomas Ketcham. Constables, Jacob Smith, David 
Conkling, Elkanah Piatt, Peter Wickes. Pound Master, 
Thomas Woodward. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Samuel Fleet, Thomas Gould, Abel Ketcham. Inspectors 
of Common schools, William Wood hull, Daniel Jarvis, 
Thomas Ireland, Thomas Ketcham, John Rogers. Town 
Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Town Surveyors, John Oakley, 
Charles Colvar, Abel Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, 
Ezra Smith and forty seven others. Fence Viewers, Ezra 
Smith and thirty five others. 

One thousand dollars voted to meet expenses Maintam- 
anceof the Poor and other charges, including the Common 
Schools of the Town. 

"Voted that the Collector have Six Cents on twenty 
Shillings provided he have the State Tax to Collect if not 
Nine Cents on 20 Shillings." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to pastunng Stock on the Town Beach 
re-enacted. 

Law in regard to title to seaweed re-enacted. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 328-36.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 279 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1816, April 2.] 

Election of Officers held on the 2"^^ day of April 1816, to 
serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, John Rogers. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Alexander Lewis, Phineas Carll, Samuel Carll, Richard 
Conkling Jun', Solomon Ketchani, Elias Baylis. Over- 
seers of the Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. 
Assessors, Timothy Carll, William Wickes, Isreal Piatt, 
Abel Ketcham, Samuel Scidmore. Commissioners of 
Highways, Isreal Piatt, Abel Ketcham, Thomas Ketcham. 
Constables, Jacob Smith, Elkanah Piatt, David Conklin, 
Peter Wickes. Pound Masters, Thomas Woodward, 
Thomas Ketcham. Collector, Elkanah Piatt. Town 
Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Commissioners of Common 
Schools, Abel Ketcham, Thomas Gould, Silas Wood. 
Inspectors of Common Schools, Scudder B. Smith, Wil- 
liam Wickes, Piatt Conkling, Benjamin K. Hobart, Abel 
Ketcham, Conkling Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, 
Ezra Smith, and forty ^five others. Fence Viewers, Ezra 
Smith and twenty eight others. 

One thousand dollars voted to meet expenses Maintain- 
ance of the Poor of the Town and other Charges, includ- 
ing Common Schools. 

"Voted that a pound be built on the South Side of the 
Town of Huntington and set on the Neck Called Negun- 
tatague." 

"An act to prevent the Destruction of Clams and oysters, 
in any Ba\s or Shores on the north side of the Town of 
Huntington." 

I Be it enacted that any person or persons except in- 
habitants of said Town on being convicted of catching 



28o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Clams or oysters in any. of the Bays harbours or shores 
above mentioned shall for every such offence forfeit and 
pay the sum of ten Dollars and a further sum of one Dollar 
for every bushel so taken or caught the one Moiety to the 
Complaint the other for the use of S*^ Town. 

Be it enacted that if any person or persons being Inhab- 
itants of sd Town of Huntington shall be Duly convicted 
of selling any clams or Oysters taken in any of the afore- 
said Bays harbours or shores to any foreigner or carrying 
them to any Market out of S'^ Town for sale shall for every 
such offence forfeit and pay the sum of ten Dollars and an 
additional sum of one Dollar per bushel for every bushel 
so sold or Disposed of and the informers name kept secret, 
one Moiety to the complainant the other to the use of 
S*^ Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to title to seaweed re-enacted. 

Law in relation to pasturing Stock on the Town Beaches 

re-enacted. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 337-45.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1817, April I.] 

Election of Town Officers held first day of April 1817, 
to serve for one }ear. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, William Wickes. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, Sam- 
uel Carll, Solomon Ketcham, Divine Hewlett, William 
Wickes, Samuel Scidmore, Thomas Ketcham. Assessors, 
Timothy Carll. William Wickes, Abel Ketcham, Samuel 
Scidmore, Richard Conkling. Collector, Elkanah Piatt. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 28 1 

Overseers of the Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. 
Commissioners of Highways, Abel Ketcham, Isreal Piatt, 
Thomas Ketcham. Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David 
Conkling-, Jacob Smith, Edward Dodd. Inspectors of 
Common Schools, Benjamin K. Hobart, Jonathan Gilder- 
sleeve, Thomas Ketcham. Overseers of Highway's, Au- 
gustin Jarvis and fortv five others. Fence Viewers, Ezra 
Smith and twenty five others. Commissioners of Common 
Schools, Abel Ketcham, Piatt Conkling, Thomas Gould. 

"Voted at the Last annual Town Meeting in the Town 
of Huntington that no foreigner be permitted to Catch 
any Clams, fowls or fish in the Jurisdiction of S'' Town 
under the penalty of ten Dollars for ever}' offence, one 
Moiety to the Complainant the other for the use of 
S'^ Town. Voted that Piatt Ketcham, Phineas Smith and 
Samuel Burch put the Law in effect on the South Side of 
the Island." 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"i\lso Voted that no horse or Neat Cattle be suffered to 
remain on the Beach belonging to the Town of Hunting- 
ton after the first day of June under the penalty of five 
Dollars to be Recovered in any Court having Cognizance 
thereof." 

"Also Voted that no person gain any title or claim to 
seaweed by heaping it on the Shores the North side of the 
S*^ Town of Huntington and that Jt shall be LawfuU for 
any person to take and carry away all Sea Weed Lying on 
S'^ shores heaped up as the tide Left it." 

Fourteen hundred dollars Voted to meet expenses of 
maintaining the Poor and other Charges of the Town. 

"Also Voted that application be made to the Legislature 
of this State at their next meeting to annex the Town of 
Huntington to the County of Queens." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 346-52 ) 



282 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE FERRY TO NORWALK.] 

[1817, April 2.] 
This Indenture made the second day of April in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven- 
teen between Timothy Conkling president of the Trustees 
of the freeholders and commonality of the Town of Hun- 
tington in the County of Suffolk and State of New York 
by and with the consent of the Other Trustees of sd. 
Town of the first part and Samuel B. Kelcy & Isaac Scud- 
der of the Town County and State aforesaid of the second 
part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the Rents 
and Covenants hereinafter mentioned and contained which 
on the part and behalf of the second part are to be paid 
and performed hath Demised granted and to farm Letten 
and by these presents Doth Demise and to farm Let unto 
the sd. party of the second part all that certain ferry from 
the harbour of Huntington to Nor walk in Connecticut to 
have and to hold the sd. ferry unto them the sd. party of 
the second part for and During the full end and term of 
six years commencing the Date hereof they the second 
part paying the sum of eight Dollars therefor yearly and 
every year During the sd. term hereby granted unto the 
party of the first part or his successors in of^ce to be 
applyed for the use of sd. Town and we the sd. party of 
the second part Do heTeby covenant and agree to provide 
and keep in good Repair a sufficient Boat convenent for 
the purpose of Carrying passengers stock and Carriages 
from sd. harbor in Huntington to Norwalk in Connecticut 
and to keep sd. boat or vessel in sd harbour of Huntington 
R:ady for passengers or frate from the first Day of March 
to the first Day of December in each and every year 
During the term herein mentioned except when actually 
on the passage or Detained by weather or tide and I the 
sd. Timothy Conkling party of the first part Do hereby 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 285 

impower the party of the second part to ask and Receive 
from every passenger the sum of fifty Cents for his or her 
passage and for every hors Mare, gilden or Ox the sum 
of sixty two & I" Cents and the sum of seventy five cents 
per each and every Carriage with two Avheels and for each 
and every four wheel carriage the sum of one Dollar and 
we the sd. party of the second part Do covenant and 
agree to go on the passage in sd. ferry at any time when 
Weather permit, for two passengers any time between the 
first Day of March and the first Day of December in each 
and every year during sd. term herein Mentioned and also 
for one passenger provided he or she pay Double passage 
and "it is further agreed that if the yearly rent or any part, 
thereof shall be unpaid for the space of thirty Da3^s &c. — 
peaceably and quietly to have hold and Occopy sd. ferry 
During the term hereby Granted without any Disturbance 
of me or any other person claiming to from by or under 
me or under my successors in office in Witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the sd Town of 
Huntington the Day and year first above Written. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 

William Wicks 

Moses Rolph [Seal.] 

{File No. 297.) 



[TRUSTEES' LEASE OF THE ISLANDS.] 

[18 1 7, July 10.] 

To all to whom these presents may come Know 3^e that 
I Timothy Conkling president of the Trustees of the free- 
holders and Commonality of the Town of Huntinsfton in 
Suffolk County and State of New York by and witfi the 
Consent of Solomon Ketcham Samuel Carll Samuel Scid- 



284 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

more William Wickes Divine Hewlett & Thomas Ketcham 
present Trustees of sd. Town for and in Consideration of 
the sum of fifty Dollars to me in hand hath granted De- 
mised, Leased and to farm Letten and bv these presents 
Doth grant Demise Lease and to farm Let unto John 
Carll Richard Van Wyck Edward Dodd Daniel Oakley 
John Ketcham all the Grass for Mowing this season on 
the Islands in the South Bay known by the names of Cap 
tree Oak Island Grass & Jesse Islands together with the 
Beach opposite thereto in Witness whereof I have here 
unto set my hand and the seal of the Trustees of said 
Town of Huntington the tenth Day of July in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, • 

Timothy Conkling, 
In presence of P. D. Trustees [Seal.] 

Moses Rolph 
{File No. 296.) 



IPETITION OF HUNTINGTON TO THE LEGIS- 
LATURE FOR A GRANT OF THE ISLANDS 
IN THE SOUTH BAY.*] 

1817, Dec. 13.] 

To the honorable the Legislature of the State of New 
York in Senate and Assembly convened. 

The memorial of the Trustees of the Freeholders and" 

[* Immediately after the decision of the Court of Chancery, 
<iismissing the suit of the guardians of William Nicoll, the 
Town of Islip took active steps to secure a grant from the 
Legislature of the Islands and beaches in question. Hunting- 
ton was therefore compelled to head this measure off by a coun- 
ter petition, of which the foregoing is a copy. The result was 
that neither Huntington or Islip procured the grant applied 
for as appears by the next paper. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 28? 

commonality of the Town of Huntington in the County of 

Suffolk 

Respectfully Sheweth , 

That the Town of Huntington was settled and the lands 
principally purchased of the natives before the conquest 
of the Colony by the British Government m 1664. 

That it became an object with the people to obtam the 
organization of the Town and a confirmation of their pur- 
chases as soon as' possible after the conquest 

That thev obtained Letters Patent from Richard Nicoll 
the first governor on the 30'^^ day of Noven^ber A. D 1666 
By which The Town was organized, the title to such lands 
as were already purchased confirmed with the privilege 
of making further purchases within certain specified limits, 
comprehending within the same Three certain Islands 
commonly caUed Captree Island, Oak Island and grass 
Island situate in the South Bay between the south side of 
the Island *& the ocean. 

That on the second day of August A. D. 1688 other 
letters Patent were Issued by Thomas Dongan then gov- 
ernor of the Colonv of New York to the people of the said 
Town with the same Boundaries, By which the Town was 
incorporated the former letters Patent recited forn^er 
purchases confirmed and all the right and Title of he 
Government to the residue of the lands m the hmits of the 
Patent (with certain exceptions) were granted and con- 
veyed to the said corporation for the use of the Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of said Town. , ,,. 

That on the fifth day of October A. D. 1694 other letters 
Patent were issued bv Benjamin Fletcher then governor 
of the said Colony to the said Town, without contaimn^ 
anv new grant, by which the incorporation was renewed, 
th^ eastern boundary line altered and the corporate limits 

of the Town abridged. • ^ ^f .1.^ 

That the Trustees of the said Town by virtue of the 



286 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

right vested in them by the Secon Patent entered and 
took possession of the above mentioned Islands and in the 
year 1705 in order to prevent intrusions within the limits 
of their posses'sions and to remove all objection arising 
from defect of Indian title, extinguished the claim of the 
few Indians that remained of the tribe within whose Juris- 
diction they were situated ; to the Islands in dispute. 

And from the time the grass became of value have been 
in the constant and uninterrupted use and enjoyment of 
the said Islands, cutting the grass and performing such 
other acts of ownership as could be exercised over them 
untill within about Twenty years past. 

That within that Time the descendants of one William 
NicoU have at different times claimed title to the said 
Islands under pretence of a Patent granted to their 
ancestor the said William NicoU the 4th day of June A. D. 
1668 and to give color to their pretended title have occa- 
sionlv committed and authorised others to commit 
trespasses on the said Islands and that divers suits at law 
have been commenced and prosecuted between your 
memorialists and those claiming under the said William 
Nicoll, touching the said Islands and the title thereto. 

And that one William Nicoll an infant and descendant 
from the aforesaid Patentee did lately by his guardians 
for the purpose of establishing his title to the said Islands 
and being quieted in the possession thereof, file his bill in 
the Court of Chancery of this state against your memori- 
alists and others, acting under them, which after the 
verdict of a jury on a feigned issue directed by the said 
Court to try the title of the said William Nicoll to the 
said Islands, being found against him, and after two hear- 
ings in the said Court, before the said Court, was dis- 
missed by the final decree of the said Court on the ground 
that the said William Nicoll had no title thereto ; and 
from which decree there has been no appeal. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 28/ 

Your memorialist further shew, that The prosecution 
and defence of the said suits have involved your memori- 
alists in great difficulties and heavy expenses. 

That from the investigation into the Title of the said 
Islands to which the said suits and especially the said suit 
in Chancer)^ has given rise some doubts have arisen 
whether the documentary title of your memorialists to the 
said Islands under the said Patents is free from exception 
notwithstanding their right to the same hath never been 
controverted except as before stated. 

That it is not pretended that the said Islands are in- 
cluded in any granf hostile to the title and possession of 
your memorialists other than that to the aforesaid William 
NicoU which it has been determined as aforesaid did not 
include them. 

On which account The Title to the said Islands if not 
vested in your memorialists under some or one of the 
aforesaid Patents remains in the people of the state. 

Your memorialists with all due respect to the Judicial 
Tribunals would humbly observe That the question rela- 
tive to the validity of Their title to the Islands was only 
incidentally before the Court in the suits between Them 
and the guardians of NicoU and that The suggestions un- 
favorable to their claim to the Islands were in a great 
measure extrajudical. That several material documents 
were not carried forward and particularly That the Indian 
deed of 1705 was not before the Court in any of The said 
trials and altho' a claim resting on no other foundation 
would be of no avail at present yet many titles on Long 
Island originating at that period have no other or better 
foundation. 

That the doubts then suggested have subjected 3'our 
memorialists to all the mischiefs that arise from uncer- 
tainty of title and to the interruption and endless litigation 
which it is calculated to produce. 



288 HUNTIXGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

That The prudential regulations which your memori- 
alists have been in the practice of making for a long series 
of years for the preservation of the grass in order to 
render it as extensively beneficial as possible are disre- 
garded. The grass is now cut before it has got its growth, 
by which reason it is diminished in quantity & injured in 
quality and many poor people who heretofore obtained a 
supply sufficient for the support of a small stock during 
the winter are deprived of the means of doing it. 

That the people of Islip who till the decision of the Court 
against the title of Nicoll had uniformly acknowledged 
his pretended Title and acted under it — In order to per- 
petuate the evils resulting from the present state of the 
Islands have for two years past endeavoured to defeat 
3-our memorialists in their application to the Legislature 
for a confirmation of their title to the Islands. 

Your memorialists Therefore in order that all doubts as 
to their title to the said Islands may be removed and the 
same confirmed and in consideration of their very old and 
undisputed claim of title to the said premises except as 
before stated and their long and uninterrupted possession 
and acts of ownership over the same except as in like 
manner stated and the vexation Trouble and large expence 
which they have been subject to in the prosecution of the 
said suits. Do pray the honorable the Legislature That 
thev may be quieted and confirmed in the possession and 
enjoyment of the said Islands. 

And to that end That all the right title interest and 
estate of the people of This state may by a proper law to 
be passed for that purpose be granted to and vested in 
your memorialists for the benefit of the freeholders and 
Inhabitants of said Town of Huntington in like manner as 
the other lands granted and confirmed unto the said Town 
in and by the Patents herein before mentioned or any of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 289 

them and your Memorialists will ever pray. 
Dated December 13*'' A. D. 18 17. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 
Divine Hewlett ^ 
William Wickes I 
Solomon Ketcham |- Trustees. 
Samuel Carll | 

Samuel Scidmore J 



[REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE 
LEGISLATURE.] 

[1818.] 

Mr Coldin from the select committee to whom was re- 
ferred the memorial of the Trustees of the freeholders & 
commonality of the Town of Huntington in the County of 
Suffolk and the petition of the freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the Town of Islip in the said County Respectfully re 
ports that the property referred to in the memorial and 
petition is three certain Islands called respectively Cap 
tree, Grass and Oak Islands situated in the great bay 
which extends along the South side of Long Island. 

That the memorialists and petitioners each pray a grant 
of these Islands from the state the former on the ground 
of having both a documentary and posessory title and the 
other as having an equitable claim to the grant which they 
aske on account of the situation of the said Islands the 
same being in the waters of the said bay which is con- 
tiguous to the south bounds of the said Town of Islip. 

That the memoralists & petitioners made similar appli- 
cations to the Legislature last year which were referred 
by this honorable House to a special Committee which re- 
ported thereon the 18*'' of February last and to which re- 



290 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

port for the further information of the House your Com- 
mittee pray leave to refer. 

That the allegation of the memorialists as to their pos- 
session of the said Islands being denied by the Petitioner 
your committee did not find themselves competent to ex- 
amine the question so as to be warranted in forming any 
opinion in respect to it. 

That the documents produced by the memoralists have 
not satisfied your Committee that the memoralists have a 
perfect legal title to the said Islands but if they have 
either a documentary or possessary title they cannot want 
a grant from the state. 

The Petitioners do not pretend to any legal title but 
think that the situation of the premises gives them an 
equitable claim to the grant for which they pray. They 
being willing to accept the same with the reservation of 
the rights of the memoralists to them and of the rights of 
all other persons. 

Your Committee thinks that there might be some foun- 
dation for their claim were it not that the memorialists 
assume to have a title which they have more than once 
attempted to maintain in our Courts. Your Committee 
think that the state should not make a grant which would 
give to any a power which without it they would not have 
to litigate the title of the memorialists. 
[File No. 311 ) 



[1818.] 

February 28, 1818. 
Roderic Townsend East Chester Peter Prince a black 
man I pronounce you free from me till such time as you 
become chargable and then you may come to me again 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 29I 

and there have maintainment so long as you shall live. 

RODERIC TOWNSEND. 
Witness 
Isaac Townsend. 
{File No. 31:3.) 

Note. — An act of the Legislature of this State, passed in 
1799, providing for the gradual emancipation of slaves, au- 
thorized the owners of negro slaves to set them free on condi- 
tion of such slaves being under fifty years of age (afterwards 
reduced to forty-five) and being capable of supporting them- 
selves. Overseers of the Poor were given power to examine 
into each case, on the application of the slave owner, and 
certify in writing their approval, which certificate was to be 
filed in the Town Clerk's -office. There is a small bound 
volume in the Town Clerk's office entitled, "Manumission of 
Slaves," which contains these certificates giving freedom to 
certain negroes, where the master had applied to the Over- 
seers for the purpose of freeing them. As these certificates 
are verbose in form it has been thought best to give a digest 
of this book in a note, rather than print its contents in full. 
Slaves were set free by their owners in Huntington between 
1799 ^^'^ ^^25 as follows : 

805 Jonah Wood negro slave named Nancy 
805 Jonah Wood *' " " Samuel 

805 Gilbert Piatt " " " Cesar 

806 John Gardiner " " " Cato & Elias 
808 Daniel W. Kissam " " " Michael 

808 Exrs. of Timothy Carll " " " Peg 

809 John Carll " " " William 
809 Isaiah Jarvis " " " Freelove 
805 Alexander Mathews " " " Dinah 
811 Joshua Hartt " " " Harry 
811 John Carll " " " Richard 

811 Epenetus Sammis " " " Elijah 

812 Abram VanWyck " " " Stephen 

811 Jesse Rogers " " " David j 

812 Alexander Lewis " " " Jacob ! 

812 John Gardiner " " " Dorcus 

813 Abram VanWyck " " " Nan , 

813 Martha Williams " " " Belinda ' 

814 Sally Fleet " " " Catherine 



292 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1818, April 7.] 
Election of Town officers held on the Seventh day of 
April, to serve one year. 



1814 Samuel Carll "j 

Alexander Lewis [ 
Deborah Carll & ( 
Hannah N. Carll j 

815 Scudder Carll 

816 Jonathan Gardiner 
816 Exrs. of Micah Vail 

816 Moses Scudder 

817 Asay Youngs 
817 John H. Gardiner 

817 Melancthon B. Wood 

818 Nathaniel Buffett 
818 Dorathy ConkUng 

Titus Conkling ] 

820 Rebecca Conkling& 

Henry Conkling 
820 Deborah Valentine 
81 1 Samuel Carll 

820 Jonathan Gardiner 

821 Phineas Carll 

822 Moses Rolph 
822 John H. Gardiner 

822 Jonathan Gardiner 
Moses Rolph & 

823 Davdd Robbins 
Exrs. of Thos. Roe 

823 Epenetus Sammis 

824 John Wood 
800 Elizabeth Bryan 
806 James Oakley 



negro slave named 



" *' Margaret 

" Peleg 

" " London 

" " Charles Havens 

" Rachel 

" " Harry 

" " Lenoir 

" " Jupeter 

" " Kethurah 

" " Abigail 

" " Charles & 

Experience 

" " Susan 

" " Margaret 

" Prince 

" Synthe 

" " Isaac 

" Plato 

" " James 

" Harry 

" " Hannah 

" " Susan 

" " Charles 

" " Pompey 

Under the act of 1799, it was provided that all cliildren born 
of any woman being a slave after the 4th clay of July of that 
year, should be deemed to be born free, and it required every 
master or mistress to certify the age and sex of every child and 
file such certificate in the^ Town Clerk's oifice. The book 
above referred to contains a large number of such certificates 
filed within the dates above mentioned. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



293 



Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Samuel Carll. 

The following are the names of slave owners who filed cer- 
tificates of the birth of negro children born of women in 
slavery, after the act of 1799 had made such children free, and 
the names of such slave women and of the children. 



1800 Scudder Lewis 

1 80 1 Zophar Brush 
1801 Jonah Wood 

1801 Malancthon B. Wood 

1801 Scudder Lewis 

1802 Naomi Youngs 

1801 Phebe Whitman 

1802 John Gardiner 
l8or Ph^ Smith 

iSoo Richard Conklin 

1803 Scudder Lewis 
1802 Scudder Lewis 
1802 Scudder Lewis 

1802 Jacob Tovvnsend 

1803 David Fleet 

1803 Abram VanWyck, Jun 

1803 Epenetus Sammis 

1804 John Velsor 

1804 Abraham VanWyck 

1804 Phebe Whitman 

1805 David Fleet 

1806 Thomas Brush 
1806 Abraham VanWyck 
1806 Selah Wood 

1806 William Willis 
1805 Lemuel Carll - 

1807 Lemuel Carll 

1808 Lemuel Carll 
181O Lemuel Carll 

1807 Abraham VanWyck 
1810 Abraham VanWyck 
1818 Samuel Strong 
1820 Samuel Stron": 



SLAVE MOTHER 

Sarah 
Phebe 



Betsy 

Tamer 

Freelove 

Darkis 

Rosanna 

Margaret 

Nance 

Nance 

Nance 

Rachel 

Jane 

Nann 



Sarah 
Hasfer 



Jane 

Persilla 

Hager 

Peg 

Abigail 

Margaret 

Margaret 

Margaret 

Margaret 

Hager 

Nancy 

Charity 



CHILD 

Elisha 

Harry 

James 

Benjamin 

James 
j Clarissa & 
( M^.ryam 

Sarah 

James 

Jude 



Harry 

James 

Charles 

Ammeiia 

James 

Rachel 

Rachel 



James 

Harry 

Mahala 

Oliver 

Vilett 

Lorrey 

Peter 

Lydia 

Jude 

Tamer 

Charity 

Adam 

Rebecca 

Dick 

David 



Charity 

The institution of slavery soon died out under the effect of 
emancipation laws passed by the State, so that very little was 
left of it here after the first quarter of the present century. — 
C. R. S.] 



294 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, Sol- 
omon Ketcham, Divine Hewlett, Phineas Carll, Samuel 
Carll, Samuel Scidmore, Gilbert Piatt. Assessors, Tim- 
othy Carll, William Wickes, Abel Ketcham, Piatt Conklin, 
Jeremiah H. Kelsey. Collector, Elkanah Piatt. Over- 
seers of the Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. Com- 
missioners of Highways, Abel Ketcham, Selah Carll^ 
Thomas Ketcham. Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David 
Conklin, Edward Dodd, John Ireland. Commissioners of 
Common Schools, Abel Ketcham, Piatt Conklin, Thomas 
Ketcham. Inspectors of Common Schools, Jonas L. Smith, 
Jonathan Smith, Samuel W. Blachley, Gilbert H. Smith, 
Conklin Ketcham, Ezra Smith. Town Sealer, Abel 
Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Ezra Carll and forty 
nine others. 

Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith and twenty eight others. 
Pound Master, Thomas Woodward. 

"Voted that the Trustees have full power to Conduct 
the business relative to the Islands Knowm by the name of 
Cap Tree, Oak, and Grass Islands as they shall think most 
for the advantage of the S*^ Town." 

''Also Voted that no person who is not an inhabitant of 
S*^ Town of the adjoining Towns be permitted to Catch 
any clams fowls or fish in the Jurisdiction of S'' Town 
under the penalty of Ten Dollars for every offence one 
Moiety to the Complainant the other for the use of S'' Town."' 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Act prohibiting horses and cattle running at large, on 
Town Beach, re-enacted. 

"Voted that no person gain any title or Claim to sea- 
weed by heaping it on the Shores the north side of the 
Town of Huntington and that it shall be LawfuU for any 
person to take and Carry away all Seaweed Lying on S*^ 
Shores heaped or as the tide Left it." 

Fourteen hundred dollars voted to meet expenses of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 295 

maintaining the Poor and other Charges of the Town. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Toivn Meetings, Vol. II, pp 353-9.) 



[DEED BY A COMMITTEE OF ISLIP TO THE 

TRUSTEES OF HUNTINGTON, OF THE 

ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH BAY, Etc.] 

[1818, July 13.] 

This Indenture made the Thirteenth day of July in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen 
Between Nathaniel Conklin, Jonathan Thompson, Jesse 
Smith and Joshua Willets a committee of the town of 
Islip chosen on behalf of the said town of the first part, 
and Timothy Conklin, Tnomas Carll, Divine Hewlett, 
Gilbert Piatt, Solomon Ketcham and Samuel Carll 
Trustees, of the freeholders and the commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington of the second part Witnesseth That 
the said Parties of the first part for and in consideration of 
the sum of one Thousand dollars to them in hand paid by 
the Parties of the second part, the receipt whereof is 
hereby acknowledged Have granted bargained, sold, 
released and quit claimed, and by these presents Do give, 
grant bargain, sell release and quit-claim unto the said 
Parties of the second part (in their actual possession now 
being) and to their successors forever all that certain 
Island parts of Islands & Beaches situate l3'ing and being 
in the said Town of Islip between the line runing thro' the 
middle of Brood Creek on the Island Called Cap Tree 
Islands to the first forks in said Creek and from thence by 
a line runing due south from the middle or center of said 
creek to the Atlantic Ocean, and the line of the confirma- 



296 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tion Patent of the said Town, together with the lands 
north of the hne established as the division between 
Anning Mobray and the said Town of Huntington, ex- 
tended west the confirmation line of the said Town of 
Huntington and the said Parties mutuall}" convenanting on 
behalf of the said Towns not to suffer any horses cattle 
sheep or hogs to be put upon the tract within the said 
limits, Together with all and singular the Edifices, Buildings, 
Rights, Member, Hereditaments and Appurtenances to 
the same belonging, or in any wise appertaining ; and all 
the Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Possession, 
Claim and Demand whatsoever of the said Parties of the 
first part, either in Law or Equit}^ of, in, or to the same, 
and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders 
thereof To Have and to Hold unto the said Party of the 
second part their Successors and assigns, to the only 
proper use and behoof of the said Parties of the second 
part their Successors and Assigns forever. 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and 
Seals on the day and year first above wa-itten. 

Platt Conklin [Seal.] 

Jonathan Thompson [Seal.] 
Jesse Smith [Seal.] 

Joshua Willets [Seal.] 

Sealed and Delivered 

in the Presence of 
Silas Wood 
Tredwell Scudder 

Suffolk County S. S. on the 21st day of February 1842 
Silas Wood came before me and being b}^ me duly sworn 
deposes and says that he resides in the Town of Hunting- 
ton in the County of Suffolk — that he saw Nathaniel Conk- 
lin Jonathan Thompson Jesse Smith and Joshua Willets 
execute the within Conveyance that he knew the said 
Nathaniel Conklin Jonathon Thompson Jesse Smith & 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 29/ 

Joshua Willets to be the persons described in and who 
executed the said conveyance, And the said Silas Wood 
one of the Subscribing Witnesses said he subscribed his 
name thereto as a Witness and I am personally acquainted 
with Silas Wood the Subscribing Witness.* 

Abel K. Conklin, 



Justice of the Peace. 



{File No. 349.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[Special Meeting.] 
[1819, Jan. 8.] 

"At a Special Town Meeting held at the house of Gil- 
bert Carll in the Town of Huntington on the 8^'' day of 
Januar)' 18 19 by order of the Trustees of S'' Town for the 
purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of 
petitioning the Legislature of this State to annex the S*^ 
Town of Huntington to the County of Queens. 

Voted and Resolved by the above S'' Meeting that no 
petition be sent to the Legislature for the aforesaid 
purpose. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph 

Town Clerk." 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p- 360.) 

r*By this deed Huntington did not get all that it claimed, 
but it was intended as a final settlement of a great contest in 
the Courts and the Legislature, that had lasted for about ten 
years. The deed also confirmed the title of the Trustees to 
several thousand acres of upland in Islip, east of the Con- 
firmation line of Huntington, which land was afterwards sold 
by the Trustees. — C. R. S.] 



298 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1819, April 6.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 6th day of April 
1 8 19, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Elias Baylis. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Solomon Ketcham, Divine Hewlett, Phineas Carll, Moses 
Scudder, Jesse Scudder, Gilbert Piatt. Assessors, William 
Wickes, Abel Ketcham, Piatt Conkling, Benjamin Rush- 
more, Azel Lewis. Collector, Elkanah Piatt. Overseers 
of Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. Constables 
Elkanah Piatt, David Conkling, Edward Dodd, Jarvis 
Rogers. Commissioners of Highways, Abel Ketcham, 
James Nostran, John Wood. Commissioners of Common 
Schools, John Rogers, Benjamin Rushmore, Piatt Conk- 
ling. Town Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Inspectors of Com- 
mon Schools, Jonas S. Smith and five others. Overseers 
of Highways, Josiah Smith and forty eight others. Fence 
Viewers, Ezra Smith and twenty nine others. Pound 
Master, Thomas Woodward. 

"Voted that no person who is not an Inhabitant of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to Catch any Clams fish 
or horsfeet in the Limits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington under the penalty of Twelve Dollars and fifty 
cents for every offence to be Recovered with costs to the 
Complainants, one Moiety to the Complainant the other 
for the use of S'' Town." 

Swine Act reenacted. 

Law prohibiting the pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach reenacted. 

"Also Voted that no person gain any title or Claim to 
seaweed by heaping it on the Shores the North side of 
the S'' Town of Hunting- ton and that it shall be as Law- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 299 

full for any person being an Inhabitant of S^' Town to take 
and carry away all Seawead Lying on S*^ Shores either 
heaped or as the tide Left it." 

Fourteen hundred dollars voted to meet expense of 
maintaining the Poor of the Town and other charges. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph Town Clerk of the S'' Town 
of Huntington. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 361-68.) 



[SALE OF LAND BY TRUSTEES.] 

[1819, Nov. 18.] 

Articles of Vendue held this 18"^ Day of November 18 19 
By the Trustees of the Town of Huntington for to sell 
undivided Land in sd. Town Lying near the House of 
Caleb Ketcham. 

i^* the Land to be set up by the acre in separate tracts 
and fairly struck off to the highest bidder no Less than 
one shilling will be reckoned as a bid per acre, the Deeds 
for the Land sold will be Delivered on the first Day of 
December next provided approved Notes be given for the 
same payable on the first Day of April next ensuing, the 
Trustees Reserves one bid on each Lot set up the pur- 
chassor or purchassors to sign the articles of sale and pay 
one Dollar in advance for each Lot sold. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 

Lot No. I Joining Ezekiel Ketchams sold to Gilbert 
Samrais for $10.25 per acre. 

Lot No. 2 to Phineas Ketcham at $ii.37i per acre. 
Lot No. 3 to Gilbert Sammis at $io.i2i per acre. 
Lot No. 4 Small piece to David Ketcham for $3.12-1. 
{File No. 298) 



300 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract. [ 
[1820, April 4.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 4th of April 1820, 
to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Abel Ketcham. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, 
Phineas Carll, Divine Hewlett, Moses Scudder, Samuel 
Fleet, Henry Scudder Jun', Simon W. Cooper. Assessors, 
Abel Ketcham, Azel Lewis. Overseers of the Poor, Sol- 
omon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. Collector, Philip Ketcham. 
Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David Conklini;-, Jai-\'is Rogers, 
John Rogers. Commissioners of Highwavs, Abel Ketch- 
am, James Nostran, John Oakley Jun"". Commissioners of 
Common Schools, Abel Ketcham, John Wood, Jacob 
Smith. Town Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Inspectors of Com- 
mon Schools, Samuel W. Blachly and five others. Over- 

[NoTE. — It may be of interest to know what surveys and 
xnapss are in the Town Clerk's office. Reference has already 
been made to several maps which accompany conveyances 
of land, usually drawn on one of the pages of the deed, but 
necessarily omitted in print, although placed in the file of 
printed matter. Outside of these are many maps generally 
indorsed "Cards of Land," which were filed in the office at 
various dates, CQvering a period of over one hundred years. Of 
these the following relate to lands now or once held or claimed 
by the Trustees of the Town as common lands, or to the boun- 
dary lines of the Town : 

17 1 7 — Map of meadows at head of Huntington Harbor. 

1768 — Maps of Baiting Place Purchase (in part). 

No date — Map of land sold by Trustees in Eastern Purchase. 

No date — Map of Squaw Pit Purchase (in part). 

1781 — Map of Oakey Neck or Seketogue Neck. 

1 791 — Map of Grass Island, South Bay. 

1812 — Map of land bought by the Trustees from Ellas Smith 
-and Jacob Harned. 

1814 — Map of land bought by the Trustees from Anning 
Moubray. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3OI 

seers of Highways, Augustus Jarvis and forty eight others. 
Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith and twenty nine others. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to Catch any Clams fish or 
horsfeet in the Limits or bounds of the Town of Hunting- 
ton except for their own consumption under the penalty 
of twelve .Dollars and fifty cents for eyery offence to be 
Recovered with costs to the complainant one Moiety to 
the complainant the other for the use of the Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law prohibiting the pasturing of Stock upon the Town 
Beach re-enacted. 

"Also Voted that no person gain any title or Claim to 
Seaweed by heaping It on the Shores the North side of 
the Town of Huntington and that it shall be Law full for 
any person being an inhabitant of S"^ Town to take and 
Carrv away all Seaweed Lying on S'' Shores either heaped 
or as the tide Left it. 

About 1820 — Map of the Town of Huntington. 

No date — Map of the South part of the Town of Huntington. 

No date— Map of tier of lots at Dix Hills. 

i833_Map of Pine Plains belonging to the Town (in part). 

X836 — Map of land sold at Comae Point. 

182 Q — Map showing dividing line between the Towns of Hun- 
ton and Oyster Bay from the^head of Cold Spring Harbor to 
the Southside Turnpike. 

1868 — Map Poor House Farm at Long Swamp. 

187 1-2 — Maps showing line of L. I. Railroad, Southside 
Railroad, and line of Port Jefferson Branch Railroad through 
the town, and location of school and highway districts thereon, 
as a basis for assessment ot taxes. 

1872 Map showing division Hne between the towns of Hun- 
tington and Oyster Bay from the head of Cold Spring Harbor, 
northerly, to the terminus of the line. 

1872 Map showing the boundary Hne between the towns of 

Huntington and Babylon. 

1883— Maps of Northport Harbor and Bay, Huntington Har- 
bor, Lloyd's Harbor and Cold Spring Harbor, showing location, 
of oyster lots, and numerous maps of individual lots. 



302 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Also Voted that the Trustees hire out the Islands and 
beach belonging to the Town of Huntington on the Last 
tuesday of June Next and take approved Notes for the 
Same." 

Twelve hundred dollars to meet expenses of maintain- 
ance of the Poor of the Town and other Charges. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 369-76.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1820, April 25.] 

At a Meeting of the Trustees of the freeholders and 
Commonality of the Town of Huntington on the 25 day of 
April 1820. 

Resolved that any person or persons wishing to turn 



1883 — Maps showing location of stone monuments on the 
shores of Northport and Huntington Bay. 

i884 — Map of division line between the towns of Huntington 
and Smithtown from Long Island Sound at Fresh Pond, south- 
ly, to the north line of the Town of Islip. 

1886 — Map of Lloyd's Neck as annexed to the Town of 
Huntington. 

1887 — Map of Huntington Bay and its subdivision into oys- 
ter lots. 

In addition to the foregoing, there are about seventy-five 
maps indorsed "cards of land," being private surveys and maps 
ot land which were filed in the office at early dates, in connec- 
tion with deeds of land which were recorded. With some ex- 
ceptions, they are very imperfectly drawn. They are all filed 
in one package. No mention is here made of the great num- 
ber of highway surveys and maps on file and in the records, 
as all highway records are reserved for another volume. 
Several quite important maps have disappeared from the 
office, within the recollection of the writer, especially one 
giving the subdivision of lands at Crab Meadow, and one 
showing the location of different purchases from the Indians 
on the Suuthside of the Island, both of remote date. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 303 

horses or Cattle on the Beach belonging to the Town of 
Hnntington may have permission by Applying to Simon 
W. Cooper by paying therefore at the Rate of 9 cents per 
Week for each hors and six cents per week per cattle per 
head untill the first Day of June Next. 
(File No. 300.) 



[EXCISE LIST.] 

[1820, May 7.] 

Licenses granted to the following persons to sell liquor: 
Henry S. Lewis, Jeffery A. Woodhul, Isaac Wood, 
Isreal Carll, Thomas Gould, Edward Dodd, Ichabod 
Bedell, Jesse Gould, Ketcham Terry, David Conklin, 
Experience Whitman, John B. Scudder, Halley Beersi 
Abel Brush, Ira Piatt, Jesse Carll, John O. Ireland, Tim- 
othy O. Carll, Seaman J. Clowes, Isaac Scudder, Henry 
Gould, John B. Oakley, Jesse Piatt and Son, George D. 
Conklin, Ebenezer Chichester, William Cobman, Samuel 
Fleet, Gilbert Carll, Asa Chichester, Jordan Seaman, John 
Whitman, Geo. Oakes, John V. Cott, Charles Hewlett, J. 
H. and W. F. Jones. 
{File No. 334.) 



[LEASE. DOCK AT COWHARBOR.] 

[1820, Sept. 20.] 

This Indenture made this twentieth day of September 
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
twenty between Timothy Conkling President of the 
Trustees of the freeholders and commonality of the Town 



304 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of Huntington by and with the concent of the present 
Trustees of said Town in the County of Suffolk and State 
of New York of the first part and Alexander Lewis of the 
Town County and State aforesaid of the second part Wit- 
nesseth that the sd. party of the first for and in consider- 
ation of tlie Rents and covenants herein after Reserved 
and contained which on the part of tlie sd. Alexander 
Lewis party of the second part his heirs &c. are to be paid 
and })erformed hath Demised and to farm Letten and by 
these presents doth demise and to farm Let unto the sd- 
party of the second part a certain piece of Land covered 
with Water situate in the sd. Town of Huntington on the 
east side of great Cowharbour otherwise known by the 
name of Bryants Landing bounded as foUoweth easterly 
by the Highway that runeth along shore by the Land of 
the sd. Alexander Lewis party of the first part Southerly 
within twenty four feet of the old Dock at sd Landing 
Westerly by Low water mark Northerly one hundred 
feet from the southermost bounds which Demise is on 
these conditions that in case the sd. party of the second 
part his heirs &c. shall build a sufficient Dock on the 
herein Demised premises in the space of two years from 
the first Day of April in the 3^ear eighteen hundred and 
twenty one and also pay the sum of one Dollar unto the 
sd. Timothy Conkling party of the first part or to his 
successors in office on the first Day of April yearly and 
every year forever then and in such case the sd. party of 
the second part his heirs executors c'vic shall peaceably and 
quietly have hold and enjoy the within Demised premises 
forever without any Disturbance by the party of the first 
part or his successors in office but in case default shall be 
made by the party of the second part his heirs &c. in 
building and Completing the sd. Dock by the time stipu- 
lated or by paying the Rent as herein contaned or by 
suffering the sd. Dock to be out of Repair for the space of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 305 

six Months then and in such case of default for either of 
the stipulation aforesaid it shall be LawfuU for the party 
of the first part or his successors in office the sd Dock or 
Lot of Land covered with water to have again the same to 
Repossess and enjoy as in their first and former Right. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Caused the seal of the sd Trustees of the Town of Hun- 
tington to be hereunto afihxed on the Day and year above 
Written. 

Timothy Conkling, P. D. 
In presence of [Seal.] 

Moses Rolph 
Melanction Rogers 

(File No. 312.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1 82 1, April 3.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 3rd of April, 1821, 
to serve one year, 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Abel Ketcham. 
President of Trustees, Timothy Conkling. Trustees, Sol- 
omon Ketcham, Jesse Scudder, Selah Carll, John Oakley, 
Junr., Piatt Ketcham, Piatt Conkling. Assessors, Timothy 
Carll, David Carll, Azel Lewis, Piatt Conkling, Abel 
Ketcham. Collector, John Oakley, Junr. Overseers of 
the Poor, Solomon Ketcham, Samuel Fleet. Constables, 
Elkanah Piatt, David Conkling, Joel Jarvis, Jarvis Rogers. 
Commissioners of Common Schools, Selah Carll, John 
Rogers, Abel Ketcham. Commissioners of Highways, 
John Oakley, Junr., Abel Ketcham, James Nostran. Town 
Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Josiah 
Smith and forty-eight others. Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith 
and twenty -eight others. 



3o6 HurrriNGTON town records. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to Catch any Clams fish or 
horsfeet in the Limits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington under the penalty of twelve Dollars and fifty cents 
for every offence to be Recovered with costs in any Court 
having Cognizance thereof one Moiety to the Complain- 
ant the other for the use of said Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

''Also Voted that the Trustees of S'^ Town take Such 
Measures as they think proper to secure the grass on the 
Island and Beach belonging to the S"^ Town of Huntington. 

Also Voted that the Trustees hire out the Islands and 
beach belonging to the S'' Town of Huntington at their 
Descression." 

"Resolved that the Town Clerk of S'' Town be Town 
treasurer and that all the Towns money be paid into his 
hands and that he pay no Money out without an Order 
Signed by the President of the Trustees. 

Resolved that the Poor of S'' Town be put out in bulk 
and that one person be hired to keep them all together 
provided the Trustees of S'^ Town approve of the price 
asked and if not for them to be put out in the Usal manner." 

Recorded by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol II, pp. 377-383.) 



[TRUSTEES' STATEMENT.] 

[1821, April 3.] 

We the Trustees of the Freeholders and commonality of 
the Town of Huntington Do Report that we and our pre- 
decessors have Received the following Sums of Money for 
the Sale of Pine timber Sold in the year 18 14 $867.43! Do 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 307 

for Island and Beach hire in 1817 and Same to the present 
Date 1241.78I- Total $2109.24. 
1821. 
March 27 that we have paid out for expenses Respecting 
the Law Suit about the Island and other Town Expenses 
1663.83 and other Town Expenses 43541 

and that we now have a Ballance on hand of 49-75 

485.16 
Amount of Notes Due the Trustees for the sale 
of pine timber is 1059.80^ 

Amount of notes and Vendue accounts Due 
Trustees for Island and Beach hire including 
other Notes is 1081.19I 

Amount of Judgements obtained in favor of 
the Trustees for Island and beach hire 152.72 

April 3 Amount of cash Received this day 49-75 

Total amount 2778.93 

{File No. 335 ) 



[182 1, May I.] 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Excise for the 
Town of Huntington in the County of Suffolk the first 
day of May A. D. 1 821, the following persons were granted 
licenses to keep taverns. 

Abel Brush, David Conklin, Jesse Carll, Joseph C. Lewis, 
Hannah Morrell, Experehce Whitman, Thomas Gould, 
Edward Dodd, Ebenezer Gould, Hawley Beers, Asa Chi- 
chester, Jeffery A. WoodhuU, Jordan Seaman, John B. 
Scudder, Ichabod Bedell, George Oakes and Gilbert Carll. 

Abel Ketcham, 
Moses Rolph, 
Samuel Strong. 

{File No. 314.) 



308 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

Abstract. 

[1822, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 2nd of April 
1822, to serve for one 3^ear. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Abel Ketcham. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Piatt. Trustees, Piatt 
Conkling, Divine Hewlett, Jesse Scudder, Selah Carll,. 
John Oakley, Jun', Timothy Carll. Assessors, Abel 
Ketcham, Timothy Carll, Azel Lewis, Piatt Conkling, Wil- 
liam Wickes. Overseers of the Poor, Samuel Fleet, Abel 
Conkling. Commissioners of Highways, Abel Ketcham, 
John Oakley, James Nostran. Collector, John Oakley Ju"^ 
Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David Conkling, Joel Jarvis, 
Jarvis P.ogers. Town Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Commis- 
sioners of Common Schools, Gilbert H. Smith, Selah Carll, 
Abel Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Lewis Sammis 
and forty eight others. Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith and 
twenty eight others. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to Catch any Clams fish 
or horsfeet in the Limits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington under the penalty of Twelve Dollars and fifty cents, 
for every offence to be recovered with costs in any Court 
having Cognizance thereof one Moiety to the Complainant 
the other for the use of S'^ Town." 

Swine Act reenacted. 

Law in relation to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach 
reenacted. 

Recorded by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol JI, pp. 384-90 ) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 309 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO TITUS CONKLIN 
AND OTHERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1822, Dec. 25.] 

Lease. Trustees of Town of Huntington to Titus Conk- 
ling, Richard M. Conkling, Henry Conkling and Rebekah 
Conkling. 

"A Certain piece of Land covered with water Situate in 
the Said Town of Huntington at a place Called and Known 
by the Name of Cold Spring, formerly Known by the 
name of Wigwam Swamp Cove and Bounded as followeth 
to begin at a Stake on the Shore nine Rods west of the 
corner of and in a Line with the front Door yard fence of 
the Dwelling House of Richard Conkling Deceased thence 
Northwesterly across the cove to a Stake on the North Side 
of the Cove thence Easterly up the Cove to the foot of 
Zachariah Rogers Dock thence to the foot of a Large 
Rock Lying in the Sout east part of S'' Cove thence 
Round the South Side of Said Cove to the place of be- 
gining the Dam across the S'' Cove not to be made Higer 
than to Raise the pond barely to Reach the Dock and 
Roc aforesaid." 

Covenant of quiet enjovment. 

Term twenty years. Rent $10 Yearly. Right of rent- 
ing reserved to Trustees in the event of nonpayment of 
rent. 

Option given lessees of renewal on terms to be agreed 
upon. 

Witnesses Nathaniel Potter P. D. 



Moses Rolph 
Gilbert Carll 



Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 



3IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

L1843, June 6.] 

"June 6th 1843 The Board of Trustees of the town of 
Huntington passed the following Resolution as may be 
seen in the Book of minutes of Said meeting Resolved that 
the Lease of Richard M. Conkling be cancelled and that 
he be discharged of the rent due. 

Josiah Smith, Clerk." 
{Deeds and Leases hy Trustees, pp. 15-17.) 



[DEED. SILAS MUNCY TO THE TRUSTEES.] 

1823, Feb. — ] 

This Indenture, Made the — day of February in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty 
three. Between Silas Muncy of the Town of Huntington 
Smffolk County and State of New York of the first part, 
and Nathaniel Potter P. D., Timothy Carll Divine Hew- 
lett Piatt Conkling Jesse Scudder Selah Carll and John 
Oakley Jun. present Trustees of the freeholders and com- 
monality of the sd. Town of Huntington in the State 
aforesaid of the second part, Witnesseth, That the said 
Party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum 
of five dollars in hand paid by the Party of the second 
part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, Have 
granted, bargained sold released and quit-claimed and by 
these presents Doth give, grant, bargain, sell, release and 
quit claim unto the said Party of the second part, (in their 
actual possession now being,) and to their successors in 
ofihce forever all that certain tract or piece of Meadow or 
thatch bed situate in the sd. Town of Huntington Lying 
at the northeastern part of Cedar Island in the South Bay 
begining at a stake and stone the North side of Smith 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3II 

Muncy Meadow from thence running on a Course of 
North seventy six Degrees and one half west in a direction 
toward the Middle of a Large grove or clump of walnut 
trees on Unkaway neck untill it shall come on sd. Course 
to the extent of the Meadow adjoining where the water 
first washes the bank thereof containing all the Meadow 
or Thatch bed that Lies Northard of sd. Line. Together 
with all and singular &c. To have and to hold unto the 
said party of the second part, their successors and Assigns, 
to the only proper use and behoof of the said Party of the 
second part their successors and Assigns forever. 

In Witness Wherof 1 have hereunto set my hand and 
seal on the day and year first above written. 

Silas Muncy [Seal.] 

Thomas Jackson 

Timothy Carll 
{File No. 344.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1823, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1823 to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Divine 
Hewlett, Timothy Carll, Piatt Conkling, Selah Carll, Jesse 
Scudder, John Oakley Jun^ Assessors, Timothy Carll, 
Abel Ketcham, Piatt Conklin, Azel Lewis, Selah Carll. 
Overseers of the Poor, Samuel Fleet, Abel Conkling. 
Commissioners of Mighways, Abel K. Conkling, John 
Oakley Jun% James Nostran. Collector, John Oakley 
Jun^ Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David Conkling, Jarvis 



312 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Rogers, Joel Jarvis. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Jacob Sniith, John Wood, Gilbert N. Smith. Town 
Sealer, Abel Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Au- 
gustin Jarvis and forty nine others. Fence Viewers, Ezra 
Smith and twenty nine others. 

"Resolved that the poor of Sd Town be put out by the 
Overseers of the poor of Sd Towm as they were the last 
Year." 

Six hundred dollars voted to meet the expense of main- 
taining the Poor of the Town and other charges. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
county of Suffolk be permitted to catch any clams fish or 
Horsefeet in the limits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty Cents 
for every offence to be Recovered with costs in any covirt 
having cognizance thereof one Moiety to the Complainant 
the other for the use of said Town." 

Swnne Act re-enacted. 

Law in relation to pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
or Islands re-enacted. 4 

"Also voted that the Trustees of said Town hire out the 
Islands and beach belonging to the Town of Huntington 
for cash." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 391-96.) 



[1823, May 6.] 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Excise for the 
Town of Huntington in the County of Suffolk on the Sixth 
day of May 1823 licenses were granted to keep taverns to 
the following persons: 

Henry S. Lewis, Ezra Smith, Hawley Beers, Jeffery A. 
WoodhuU, Ketcham Terry, Ebenezer Gould, Experience 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



313 



Whitman, John B. Scudder, Isaac Wood, Gilbert Carll, 
George Oaks, Henry Sammis, Asa Chichester, David 
Conklin, Abel Brush, Ichabod Bedell, Piatt Lewis, Jesse 
Carll, Henry Conklin. 

Moses Rolph, Supervisor. 

Samuel Strong ) t .• r 

William Wicks t Justices of 
Abel Ketcham ) ^"^ peace. 
{File No. 336.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1823, Dec. II.] 

"At a special Town Meeting held in the Town of Hun- 
tington agreeable to public Notice at the dwelling House 
of Ebenezer Gould on the 11"' day of December 1823 for 
the express purpose of Electing an Overseer of the poor to 
fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Samuel Fleet. 
Zophar B. Oakley was Elected Overseer of the Poor. 
Recorded by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 396.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO THOMAS C. HEN- 
DRICKSON.] 

[1824, March i.] 

This Indenture made the first day of March in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four 
Between Nathaniel Potter P. D. of the Trustees of the 
freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Huntington 
by and with the consent of Timothy Carll Divine Hewlett 



314 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Jesse Scudder Selah Carll John Oakley Jun'' and Piatt 
Conkling present Trustees of S'' town of the first part by 
virtue of a Patent granted to the S*^ Town of Huntington 
and by the Delegated power and Authority therein con- 
tained wich will fully appear by S*^ patent Refeience being 
thereunto had and for the Consideration of the sum of one 
Dollar to us in hand paid by Thomas C. Hendrickson of 
the town County and State aforesaid of the second part 
have bargained sold and Conveyed and by these presents 
Do bargain sell and Convey unto the S"^ party of the sec- 
ond part and to his heirs and assigns forever all the salt 
Marsh or thatch bed grown on the shore the east si,de of 
the channel in Huntington Harbour opposite the farm of the 
party of the second part Reserving the privilege of fishing 
fowling claming oystering and a free passage for passing 
and repassing with carriages along the shore below high 
water mark and further more we the Said party of the first 
part Do grant unto the said party of the second part and 
to his heirs and assigns the Liberty of erecting a water 
fence from the south Line of his farm runing westerly in- 
to the harbour so far as to prevent Cattle or other crea- 
tures from trespassing on his S^ farm he the S'' party of 
the second part his heirs or assigns keeping a good gate or 
handy Bars at the edge of the Bank on the shore and also 
the privilege of Building a Dock or Docks opposite to the 
land of him the S'' party of the second part not hindring 
or obstructing the passage of Carriages. In witness where- 
of we have caused the seal of the S'' trustees to be hereunto 
affixed and signed by our President the day and year above 
written. 

Written in Nathaniel Potter, P. D. [Seal.] 

presence of 

Moses Rolph, 

ROSWELL DrIGGS. 

Recorded bv Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases Trustees, py. 20-21.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 31$ 

[DEED. MOSES SCUDDER TO THE TRUSTEES.] 

[1824, March i.] 

This Indenture Made the first day of March in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four 
Between Moses Scudder of the Town of Huntington in 
the County of Suffolk and state of New York of the first 
part and the Trustees of the freeholders and Commonality 
of S'd Town of Huntington of the Second part, Witness- 
eth, That the said party of the first part for and in consid- 
eration of the sum of one Dollar in hand paid by the party 
of the second part the receipt whereof is hereby acknowl- 
edged, Have granted bargained sold released and quit 
claimed and by these presents. Doth give grant bargain sell 
release and quit claim unto the said party of the Second 
part (in their actual possession now being) and to their suc- 
cessors in office forever all that certain piece of thatch bed 
or Salt Marsh situate in the said Town of Huntington and 
lying in Huntington Harbor bounded as foUoweth. 

Easterly by land of Thomas C. Hendrickson Northerly 
by thatch bed of Thomas Scudder westerly by the chan- 
nel Southerly as far as the land of the S'd Thomas C. Hen- 
drickson goes on the bank be the Quantity more or less 
Together with all and singular the edifices Buildings Rights 
members Hereditaments and Appurtenances to the same 
belonging or in anywise appertaining and all the estate 
Right Title Interest Property Possession Claim and De- 
mand Whatsoever of the S'd party of the first part either 
in law or equity of in or to the same and the Reversion 
and Reversions remainder and remainders thereof to have 
and to hold unto the said party of the second part their 
successors in office to the only proper use and behoof of 
the said party of the second part their successors in office 
forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 



3l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and seal on the day and year first above written 

Sealed cSl Delivered Moses Scudder [Seal], 

in presence 

Isaac Platt, 
Moses Rolph. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases Tru?,tees, pp. 18-19.) 



[LEASE. DOCK AT COW HARBOR.] 

Abstract. 
[1824, March i.] 

Lease — Trustees of Town of Huntington to Joseph C. 
I^evvis March i, 1824. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the S'd Town of Huntington at a place called and known 
by the name of Cowharbour and on the west side thereof 
for the express purpose of Building a Dock thereon bound- 
ed as foUoweth beginning — feet Northward of the old 
Dock bv the Mill of Henry S. Lewis and others runing 
easterly into the Harbour to low water mark thence North- 
erly one hundred feet thence westerly to high water mark 
thence southerly to the Place of beginning but not to ob- 
struct the free passage of carriages along the shore on the 
west side of the S'd dock or lot of land above Described." 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Term fifty years. 

Rental six cents yearly. 

Right of reentry reserved in event of nonpayment of 
Tent. 

Dock to be built in three years. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 317 

Option of renewing the lease given to Lessee for same 
term at same rental. 

Witness Nathaniel Potter, P. D. 

Moses Scudder. 

ROSWELL DrIGGS. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, Town Clerk.* 

{Deeds and Leases Trustees, pp, 22-25.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1824, first Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1824, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Tim- 
othy Carll, Divine Hewlett, Piatt Conklin, John Oakley 
Jun^ Jesse Scudder, Selah Carll. Assessors, Timothy Carll, 
Piatt Conklin, Selah Carll, Nathaniel Chichester, Joel 
Scudder. Overseers of the Poor, Nathaniel Potter, Divine 
Hewlett. Commissioners of Highways, John Oakley, Jun% 
James Nostran, Abel K. Conklin. Collector, John Oakley, 
Jun^ Constables, Elkanah Piatt, David Conklin, Joel Jar- 
vis, Jarvis Rogers. Town Sealer, John Rogers. School 
Commissioners, John Wood, Gilbert H. Smith, Jacob Smith. 
Overseers of Highways, Augustin Jarvis and forty eight 
others. Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith and twenty nine others. 

Authority given the Trustees to dispose of the Poor of 
the Town in the most comfortable and economical manner, 
as may be judged expedient by the Trustees. 

Swine Act reenacted. 

[* This was an extraordinary lease, practically giving the 
lessee the premises for one hundred years at a yearly rent of 
six cents. The dock referred to, is near the old tide mill at 
Centreport, and was subsequently conveyed in fee to William 

Titus.— C. R. S.] 



3l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
county of Suffolk be permitted to catch any clams fish or 
Horsefeet in the limits and bounds of the Town of Hunting- 
ton under the penalty of twelve Dollars and fifty cents for 
every offence to be recovered with costs in any court hav- 
ing cognizance thereof one moiety to the complainant the 
other for the use of said Town." 

Law relating to pasturing stock on the Town Beach and 
Islands reenacted. 

Recorded by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol II, pp. 397-401.) 



[1824, May 3.] 

At a meeting of the board of Commissioners of Excise 
for the Town of Huntington in the County of Suffolk on 
the Third day of May 1824. 

The following persons applied to us for license to Keep 
Inns and Taverns & to retail Spiritous Liquors under five 
gallons as Inn Keepers in their respective dwelling 
Houses in the said Town and we the Commissioners afore- 
said having satisfactory evidenc that the said Asa Chi- 
chester, John Pearsall, Hawley Beers, Jesse Carll, Joel 
Scudder, Donald Frame, Terry & Ketcham, Edward Dodd, 
John B. Scudder, Joseph C. Lewis, Timothy P. Carll, 
Peter Oakes, Isreal Ketcham, Ichabod Bedell, Abel Brush, 
Ezra Smith, Jeffery A. WoodhuU, Ebenezer Gould, Zebu- 
Ion Ketcham, Jonah Rogers, George Oaks, Gilbert Carll, 
Daniel Carll, Bunn & Carll, 

Are of good Moral Character & of Sufficient ability to 
Keep an Inn or Tavern & that they have accomodations 
to entertain travellers and that an Inn or Tavern is abso- 
lutely necessary at the dwelling House of each person as 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 319 

aforesaid it is therefore resolved that a License be granted 
to each of the aforesaid persons according to their appli- 
cations. 

Moses Rolph ^ 

Samuel Strong | Commissioners 

Jacob Smith [ 

William Wicks J 

{File No. 337.) 



[DEED. TIMOTHY WHEELER AND OTHERS TO 
THE TRUSTEES.] 

[1824, Dec. 7.J 

To all to whom these presents shall come Know y' that 
we Timothy Wheeler Timothy Wheeler Jr and Thomas 
Wheeler all of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County and 
State of New York have remised released and forever 
quit claimed, and by these presents Do for ourselves our 
heirs executors and administrators remise releas and for- 
ever quit claim unto Nathaniel Potter President of the 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington in the County and 
State aforesaid, and Timothy Carll, Divine Hewlett, Selah 
Carll, John Oakley, Jun^ Piatt Conklin and Jesse Scudder, 
present trustees of the freeholders and commonality of said 
Town of Huntington and to their Successors in office, All 
that certain tract or parcel of Pine Plains within the said 
County of Suffolk situated as follows. Bounded on the east 
by a line to commence at a point one hundred and sixty 
chains and fifty links due north from the head of Orawack 
Brook or river at which point is a stake and stones and 
which is the northeast corner of Anning Mobray and the 
Southeast corner of the lands belonging to the Town of 
Huntington running thence north one and a quarter de- 



320 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

grees West one hundred and twenty two chains to Elias 
Smith's line at a pine tree and heap of stones, north by 
Elias Smith's and the heirs of Jacob" Harned, west by Hun- 
tington confirmation line, south by lands now or late be- 
longing to Annin Mowbray To Have and to hold all and 
singular the above mentioned premises and every part and 
parcel thereof with the appurtenances unto the said Trus- 
tees of the freeholders and commonalty of said Town of 
Huntington and their successors forever So that neither 
we the said Timothy Wheeler Timothy Wheeler Jr. 
Thomas Wheeler or either of us our heirs executors or 
administrators or the heirs executors or administrators of 
either of us at any time hereafter shall or will claim chal- 
lenge or demand any interest, property, or benefit or other 
thing in an)' manner whatsoever to the above mentioned 
premises belonging or in anywise appertaining But of and 
from all claims and demands which we the said Timothy 
Wheeler, Timothy Wheeler Jr., and Thomas Wheeler our 
heirs or either of our heirs executors or administrators 
may have concerning the same shall be forever barred by 
these presents. In Witness whereof we have severally 
hereunto set our hands and seals the seventh day of De- 
cember in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hun- 
dred and twenty four. 

his 

Timothy x Wheeler [Seal] 

mark 
his 

Timothy x Wheeler Jr. [Seal] 

mark 

Thomas Wheeler Jr. [Seal.] 
Sealed and Delivered 
In the presence of 
Joshua Smith. 
JosHA T. B. Smith. 



huntington town records. 321 

Suffolk County }-ss: 

Be it remembered that on the thirteenth day of May in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and 
twenty six personally appeared before me Joshua Smith 
First Judge of the Court of common pleas in and for said 
county Timothy Wheeler, Timothy Wheeler Jr and 
Thomas Wheeler Jr person to me known to be the persons 
intended as grantors and acknowledged that they execu- 
ted the foregoing Deed of quit Claim for the uses and pur- 
poses therein mentioned and I having examined the same 
and finding no Material alterations or interlineations Allow 

it to be recorded 

Joshua Smith * 

{File No. 350.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1825, First Tuesday m April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1825, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Divine 
Hewlett, Selah Carll, Piatt Conklin, John Oakley Jun% 
Azel Lewis, Timothy Carll. Assessors, Timothy Carll, 
Selah Carll, Piatt Conklin, Joel Scudder, Nathaniel Chi- 
chester. Overseers of the Poor, Nathaniel Potter, Divine 
Hewlett. Collector, John Oakley Jun'. Commissioners 
of Highways, James Nostran, Abel K ConkUn, Divine 
Hewlett. Constables, David Conklin, Jarvis Rogers, 

[* It would seem that this conveyance was one of several 
made in order to carry out the final compromise between Hun- 
tington and Islip, under which a line of title was agreed upon. 
This land was in the Town of Islip and was afterwards sold by 
the Trustees to private parties. — C. R, S.] 



322 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Elkanah Piatt, Joel Jarvis, John Colyer. Commissioners 
of Common Schools, Jacob Smith, Gilbert H. Smith, 
Isaac Piatt. Town Sealer, John Rogers. Fence Viewers, 
Ezra Smith and twenty nine others. Overseers of High- 
ways, Augustin Jarvis and forty six others. 

"Voted that no person who is not a resident of the 
county of Suffolk be permitted to catch any clams fish or 
Horsefeet in the limits and bounds of the Towni of Hun- 
tington and that no person be permitted to gun with 
macheanes or stools in sd Town under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents for every offence, to be 
recovered with costs in any Court having cognizance 
thereof one Moiety to the complainant the other for the 
use of the sd Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands re-enacted. 

"Also voted and resolved that the Trustees of said Town 
hire out the Islands and beach belonging to sd Town for 
cash this year." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp 402 5 ) 



[Abstract.] 
[1825, April 5.] 

Lease, Trustees Town of Huntington to Benjamin Keiler. 

"All that certain Dock and twenty four feet of Land on 
each side of the same covered with water, situate Lying 
and being on the east side of Huntington Harbour, oppo- 
site the Land sold by Capt Jonathan Titus to Samuel J. 
Witmore and Company Reserving the privelege of 



^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 323 

passing and repassing with teams and carriages on the East 
side of Said Dock and lot of Land." 
Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 
Term of Lease 40 years. 
Rent five Dollars per year after ten years. 
Right of re-entry reserved in event of non payment of 
Rent. 

Witness Nathaniel Potter, 

Moses Rolph President. 

Jonathan Gardiner 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 28-30, and File No. 360.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract,] 
[1826, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Piatt Conklin, John Oakley Jun', Azel Lewis, Thomas 
Ketcham, Jacob Smith. Assessors, Piatt Conklin, Na- 
thaniel Chichester, Selah Carll, Henry Scudder, Samuel 
Ireland. Collector, John Oakley Jun"". Constables, Elka- 
nah Piatt, Jarvis Rogers, Joel Jarvis, John Oakley Jun^ 
Commissioners of Highways, James Nostran, Richard 
VanWyck, Abel K. Conklin. Overseers of the Poor, John 
Oakley, Piatt Conklin. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Jacob Smith, Josiah Smith, Piatt Conklm. Town Sealer, 
John Rogers. Overseers of Highways, Stephen Carll and 
forty five others. Fence Viewers, Ezra Smith and twenty 
eight others. 

"Voted that no person who is not a resident of the 



324 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

County of Suffolk be permitted to catch any fish clams or 
Horsefeet in the limits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington and that no person be permitted to gun with ma- 
chines or stools in said Town under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents for every offence to be recovered 
with cost in any court having cognizance thereof one 
moiety to the complainant the other for the use of Said 
Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to pasturing stock on the Town Beach & 
Islands reenacted. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 406-10.) 



[SILAS WOOD'S OPINION ON A TITLE.] 

[1826, July 26.] 

Gentlemen — I have not been able to find the original 
grant to Jacob Brush for his land at Cold Spring, but 
suppose the land above the bank in Cannons deed was a. 
part of it. 

If the tract 52 rods by 15 was below the bank it must 
have comprehended the shore and gone to the channel and 
was conveyed to Cannon and will belong to those who- 
hold his title. 

I have not seen any deed but Brushes to Cannon but 
was informed by Judge Hewlett that he held a regular 
chain of conveyances from the original deed of Brush. 

I presume that he will shew them to the Trustees if they 
wish to see them. 

Under these circumstances I should think it imprudent 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 325 

to make a grant to any one within the bounds of Cannons 
deed who cannot shew title under him to the premises.* 

S. Wood. 



[July 20-^ 1826.] 

The Trustees of Huntington. 

Map of Meadow at the head of Cold Spring Harbour. 

Book A., page 84, April 18'^ 1707 — voted that Jacob 
Brush should run his field fence at both ends of his field 
into the water at Cold Spring harbour. 

May 2^ 1 71 7. Laid out a sufficient highway by the con- 
sent of Jacob Brush above the bank from his house along 
towards the mill and we laid him out as much as we deemed 
equivelent. 

A, page 256, June O-^ 1722. Laid out to the right holdin 
by Jacob Brush senior Five acres joining his other land at 
Cold Spring 52 rods long by the harbour side and i5|^rods 
broad. 

April 4"" 1723. Granted to John Cannon of New York 
mariner 10 or 12 rods of land against the tract of land he 
bought of Jacob Brush for his convenience, not to obstruct 
the channel. 

3*^ Book pages "ji, 74, 75, 15 October 1723. Deed of 
Jacob Brush to John Cannon for land &c. Beginning at the 
channel below rockey Point and up the bank to a chesnut 
oak — thence E. 15° 50 rods and five links — thence 10 E. 40 
rods — thence W 2 North 32 rods then W. 22 N. 28 rods to 
the bank then on same line to the channel and so along by 
the channel N. 8° E. 46 rods to the place of beginning con- 
taining 16 acres an \ and 15 rods — Bounded N. & E. by 
the said Jacob Brushs S. by David Rogers and on the West 
by the channel. 
{File No. 345 ) 

[* There is a survey and map accompanying this opinion. — 
C. R. S.] 



326 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1826, Sept. 12.] 
"At a special Town Meeting held in the Town of Hun- 
tington on the 1 2th day of September 1826 on the applica- 
tion of 12 freeholders in sd Town for the purpose of 
Choseing a Constable in the Eastern part of the Town 
aforesaid opened at the House of Ebenezer Gould and 
determined by the moderators that the meeting have no 
authority to make a New choice of Constable. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk." 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 410.) 



[VOTE ON ELECTING JUSTICES OF THE 
PEACE, Etc.J 
[1826, Nov. 9.] 
Suffolk County, ) 
Town of Huntington, f 

A true Canvas and estimate of the votes taken at the 
annual Election held on the first Monday in November 
1826 in pursuance of "an act to submit to the People of 
this State Certain amendments propossed to the Constitu- 
tion Passed April 17, 1826" Sixty Eight votes were given 
for Electing Justices of the Peace by the People and 
Seventy Nine votes were given against Electing Justices 
of the Peace by the People and Twenty seven votes were 
given against extending the Elective Franchise and Sixty 
Nine votes were given for extending the Elective Franchise 
Given under our hands at Huntington the Ninth Day of 
November A. D. 1826. 

Moses Rolph ^ 

Henry Scudder ', t , 

Nathaniel Chichester I ^"spectois 

SiLUKE CaRLL 



Samuel Ireland 
Platt Conklin 

{File No. 352.) 



^ of 

I Election. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 32/ 

[GENERAL ELECTION.] 

[1826, Nov. 9.] 

Suffolk County, \ 
Town of Huntington. \ 

At an election held in the Town of Huntington in the 
County of Suffolk on the sixth clay of November and on 
the two succeeding days inclusive, for the purpose of 
chooseing A Governor Lieutenant Governor One Senator 
One Member of Congress and Two Members of Assembly. 
One Hundred and Forty eight votes were given for 
DeWitt Clinton for the office of Governor. 

One Hundred and Fifty three votes were given for 
William B. Rochester for the office of Governor. 

One Hundred Forty eight votes given for Henry Hun- 
tington for the office of Lieutenant Governor. 

One Hundred and Fifty five Votes were given for Na- 
thaniel Pitcher for the office of Lieutenant Governor. 

One Hundred and forty eight votes were given for 
Robert Bogardus for the Office of Senator. 

One Hundred and Fifty five votes were given for 
Stephen Allen for the Office of Senator. 

Two Hundred and twenty three votes were given for 
Silas Wood for the Office of member of Congress. 

Two Hundred and twenty one votes were given for 
Isaac Conklin for the Office of Assemblyman. 

One Hundred and thirty five votes were given for Sam- 
uel Strong for the office of Assemblyman. 

Two Hundred & twenty votes were given for Charles 
T. Deering for the office of Assemblyman. 

One Hundred and thirty two votes were given for 



328 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

George L. Conklin for the Office of Assemblyman.* 

Given under our hand at the s^ Town of Hun- 
tington this 9 Day of November 1826. 
Moses Rolph 
Nathaniel Chichester 
Samuel Ireland 
Selah Carll 
Henry Scudder 
Platt Conklin 
{File No. 351.) 



Inspectors 

of 
Election. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1827, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1827 to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Platt Conklin, Thomas Ketcham, Azel Lewis, John 
Oakley Jun', Richard Van Wyck. Assessors, Platt 
Conklin, Henry Scudder, James Nostran, Nathaniel 
Chichester, Samuel Ireland. Collector, John Oakley 
Jun', Overseers of Poor, Platt Conklin, John Oakley. 
Constables, David Conklin, Joel Jarvis, Hallet Jones Jun^ 
James Hartt. Commissioners of Highways, Richard Van 
Wyck, Abel K. Conklin, Samuel Carll. Commissioner of 
Common Schools, Platt Conklin. Inspectors of Common 
Schools, Ebenezer Prime, Zebulon Brush, John Wood. 

[* With the exception of a few items, all returns of general 
elections have been omitted from the printed books, as being 
outside of the scope of the work. Three bound volumes con- 
tain the canvass of votes for National, State and County 
Officers, Members of Congress, Senators and Assemblymen 
from the close of the Revolutionary War to 1872, with a few 
omissions in the earlier years. The record is complete since 
1872.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3^9 

Overseers of Highways, Stephen Carll and forty seven 
others. Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and twenty eight 
others. 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to Catch any Clams fish 
or Horsefeet in the hmits and bounds of the Town of 
Huntington and that no person be permitted to gun with 
machines or stools in said Town under the penalty of 
twelve Dollars and fifty cents for every offence to be re- 
covered with costs in any Court having Cognizance thereof 
one Moiety to the Complainant and the other for the use 
of said Town." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands re-enacted. 

Two hundred dollars Voted to meet expenses of main- 
taining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 411-14.) 



[LEASE BY TRUSTEES.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1827, x\ug. 7.] 

Lease. Trustees Town of Huntington to Hawley Beers 
Aug. 7, 1827. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water Situate in 
the Town of Huntington afore said at a place called and 
Known by the name of cold Spring being opposite the 
land of Samuel Beers and on the East side of the Harbour 
for the express purpose of building thereon, bounded on 
the east by the Highway runing between the land of the 
said Samuel Beers and the premises herein Described 



330 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Westerly by the Channell one hundred feet and to widen 
Northerly and Southerly to the width of one hundred and 
sixty feet by the highway aforesaid. 
Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 
Term twenty one years. 
Rent one dollar yearly. 

Option given to Lesee for renewal of lease for another 
twenty one years same rental. 
Dock to be built in three years. 

Rigrt of re-entry reserved in event of non payment of 
rent. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Witness Isaac Conklin, P. D. 

Selah S. Carll 
Moses Rolph 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases bij Trustees, pp. 31 4. j 

The foregoing lease assigned by Samuel Beers to Rich- 
ard Colyer and Henry I. Jones, b}^ assignment dated De- 
cember 8th i832.'* 

{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, p. 35.) 



[ALTERATION OF BOUNDARIES OF SCHOOL 
DISTRICT.] 

[1827, Dec. 31.] 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Common Schools 

[* This lease was further renewed by endorsement thereon, 
September 18, 1852, to Noah Seaman for 21 years, and again 
renewed June 15J 1872, for 5 years, and again renewed to Hen- 
ry T. Seaman February 20, 1879, for seven years from June 15, 
1877, and at its expiration a new lease of the same premises 
was given to Henry T. Seaman in due form. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 331 

in the Town of Huntington have altered the line on the 
South west corner of School District No. 18 in said Town 
stopping on the North line fifteen rods short of the east of 
William Wickes house thence running Southerly twenty 
rods thence westerly to the cord wood road or west line 
of said District leaving William Wickes house in School 
District No. 17. 

December 31^* 1827.* 

JosiAH Smith ) Commisssioners 
Jacob Smith v of 

Platt Conklin ) Schools. 

Recorded By Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 



[1828, March 25.] 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways in and 

[* This is printed as a snecimen of orders changing school 
districts, but all others are omitted. There are 37 separate 
orders on file made by school officers, changing the boundaries 
of school districts, bearing dates between 1824 and 1872, when 
Babylon was set off as a separate town. These changes relate 
to 31 districts. They effect nearly every district. No. 4 is 
changed seven times ; No. 7, nine times ; No. 19, four times ;, 
No. 24, three times ; No. 26, four times ; No. 27, three times, 
and nearly all the others frl>m one to two times each. Since 
the division of the Town, numerous orders changing bound- 
aries have been made. It is doubtful, however, whether the 
boundaries of many of the school districts could be ascer- 
tained by these imperfect and indefinite records. The bound- 
aries of all the districts would be re-established by new de- 
scriptions and carefully marked by monuments. The same 
observations apply to election and road districts. The Union 
School District, embracing the village of Huntington, was 
monumented at the suggestion of the writer, while a member 
of the Board of Education, about 1869. Records of the elec- 
tion of Trustees and other school officers in the several school 
districts, from about 1800, are in the Town Clerk's office, care- 
fully filed in the order of date, but are too voluminous to allow 
of their being printed. — C. R. S.] 



332 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for the Town of Huntington have sold to Moses Rolph 
Esqr. a spot of land adjoining his buildings Extending 
North from his hog house granary twelve feet West as far 
-as the brook East as far as the Corn Crib For the compen- 
sation of one dollar in hand paid to us. 
Huntington, March 25th 1828. 

Samuel Carll ) Commissioners 

Richard VanWick [■ of 

Abel K. Conklin ) Highways. 
Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{File No. 353.) 



[LEASE BY TRUSTEES.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1828, March 31.] 

Lease. Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Henry 
Williams. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water around the 
■dock on the East side of Huntington Harbour and to in- 
clude therein the present dock bounded as follows begin- 
ing twenty feet southeast of the southeast corner of the 
-dock as it now stands thence running Westerly to the 
■channel thence southerly by and with the channel two 
hundred feet, thence southeasterly to the common land 
thence two hundred feet to the place of begining which 
land included is for the express purpose of building a new 
-and repairing the present dock. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Term twenty one years. 

Rent one dollar yearly. 

[*This is a singular paper. The Commissioners certainly 
never had any power to sell any part of the public highways. — 
C R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 333; 

Option given Lesee to re-lease for same term at same 
rental. 

Dock to be built in two years. 

Right to re-enter reserved by Trustees in event of non 
payment of rent or failure to complete dock in time agreed 
upon. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Witness Isaac Conklin 

Joel Jarvis President of Trustees. 

Moses Rolph 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerks 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 39-41.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1828, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April in 1828, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Moses Rolph. 
President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Piatt Conklin, Thomas Ketcham, Richard VanWyck, 
John Oakley Jun^ John Ketcham. Assessors, Piatt Conk- 
lin, Nathaniel Chichester, Samuel Ireland. Overseers of 
the Poor, Piatt Conklin, John Oakley Jun'. Constables,. 
Ebenezer Smith, David Couklin, Skilman Brush, Isreal 
Ketcham. Commissioners of Highways, Abel K. Conklin^ 
Richard VanWyck, Samuel Carll. Commissioners of 
Common Schools, Jacob Smith, Piatt Conklin, Josiah 
Smith. Collector, John Oakley Jun'. Overseers of High- 
ways, Stephen Carll and forty eight others. Fence View- 



334 . HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ers, Josiah Smith and twenty eight others. 

"Voted and Resolved that the Trustees of said Town 
hire out the Islands and beach belonging to the Town of 
Huntington this year for cash." 

"Voted that no person who is not a Resident of the County 
■of Suffolk be permited to catch any Clams fish or Horse- 
feet in the limits and bounds of the Town of Huntington 
and that no person be permited to gun with machines or 
stools in said Town under the penalt}^ of twelve dollars 
and fifty cents for every offence, to be recovered with 
Costs in any Court having cognizance thereof one moiety 
to the complainant and the other for the use of said Town." 

Law relating to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach and 
Islands reenacted. 

Swine Act reenacted. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 415-19.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1828, Aug. 7.] 

Huntington, August 7 1828. 
Articles of Vandue to Sell the grass on the Beach Be- 
longing to the Town of Huntington. Ai-ticle i'' the grass 
to be set up in lots and fairly struck off to the highest 
Bidder the purchase Money to be paid down. Article 
2'' In case of Refusal the lot to be Set up again and if Sold 
at loss the first purchaser to make good the first sale. 

Isaac Conklin, 
Pres*^' Trustees. 
{File No. 354.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 335 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Special Meeting.] 
[1828, Nov. 10.] 

"At a Meeting of the trustees of the Free holders and 
commonality of the Town of Huntington convened in the 
village of Cow harbour on Monday the loth day of Nov"" 
1828 present Isaac Conklin, Pres., Selah Carll, Richard 
VanWyck, John Ketcham, John Oakley, Junr, Trustees. 

Resolved that the Commissioners of Highways in and 
for said Town do lay out a public highway round little 
neck. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk." 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 419.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1829, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1829, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Abel K. Conk- 
lin. President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, 
Piatt Conklin, John Ketcham, John Oakley, Richard Van 
Wyck, Selah Carll, Joel Jarvis. Assessors, Piatt Conklin, 
Josiah Smith, Samuel Ireland, Selah Carll, Azel Lewis. 
Constables, Ebenezer Smith, David Conklin, Isreal Ketch- 
am, Skilman Brush. Commissioners of Highways, Samuel 
Carll, Richard V'anWyck, Abel K. Conklin. Commis- 
sioners of Common Schools, Jacob Smith, Piatt Conklin, 
Jonah Smith. Collector, Ebenezer Smith. Town Sealer, 



336 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Asa Chichester. Overseers of the Poor, Piatt Cdnklin, 
John Oakley. Overseers of Highways, Ezra Conklin and 
forty seven others. Fence Viewers, Josiah Smith and 
twenty six others. 

"Voted and Resolved the Trustees of said Town hire 
out the Islands and Beach belonging to the Town of 
Huntington this year for cash. 

Voted that no person who is not a resident of the 
County of Suffolk be permitted to catch any clams, fish or 
horsefeet in the limmits and bounds of the Town of Hun- 
tington and that no person be permitted to gun wdth 
machines or stools in said Town under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents for every offence to be 
recovered with costs in any court having cognizance 
thereof one moiety to the Complainant and the other for 
the use of said Town." 

Law relating to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands re-enacted. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 420-23.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1830, Jan. 5.] 

At a Meeting of the Trustes at the house of Gilbert 
Carll Jany 5th 1830. 

Resolved That the Island Be hired out on Monday and 
Sunday The Second and Third days of August Ensuing. 
Resolved that Isaac Conklin, Piatt Conklin, John Oakley, 
Moses Rolph Be a Committee to hire the Island. 
{File No. 355.) 



. • . ~ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 33/ 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1830, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town officers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1830, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Isaac Conklin. 
President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, Piatt 
Conklin, Richard VanWyck, John Oakley, John Ketcham, 
John Wood, Piatt Ketcham. Assessors, Piatt Conklin, 
John O. Ireland, Henry Scudder, Nathaniel Chichester, 
Isaac Bayhs. Overseers of the Poor, John Rogers, John 
Oakley. Constables, Ebenezer Smith, David Conklin, 
Isreal Ketcham, Jacob Laton. Commissioners of High- 
ways, Samuel Carll, Richard VanWyck, Moses Rogers. 
Collector, Ebenezer Smith. Town Sealer, Asa Chichester. 
Commissioners of Common Schools, Piatt Conklin, Moses 
Rogers, John O. Ireland. Inspectors of Common Schools. 
Solomon Smith, Seabury Ketcham, Piatt Ketcham. 
Justice of the Peace, Jacob Smith. Overseers of High- 
ways, Ezra Carll and forty seven others. 

"Resolved that the assessors and commissioners of High- 
ways be entitled to one dollar per day for services as fence 
Viewers." 

Five hundred dollars voted to meet expenses of main- 
taining the Poor of the Town. 

Two hundred and eighty dollars voted for maintainance 
of Common Schools. , 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Law relating to pasturing Stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands re-enacted. 

"Voted that the Trustees of said Town hire out the 



338 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Islands and Beach belonging to the Town of Huntington 
this year for cash." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Toivn Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 424 28.) 



[LEASE BY TRUSTEES.] 

[xA-bstract.] 
[1830, June 15.] 

Lease. Trustees Town of Huntington to William Jones. 

"A certain Dock on which a store now stands owned by 
the party of the second part and land adjoining the same, 
and covered with water, situate in the Town of Hunting- 
ton aforesaid and on the east side of Cold Spring Harbour 
and opposite the Dwelling House late owned by Charles 
Hewlett Deceased bounded on the east by the Highway 
and being two hundred and eighty feet by the same on the 
west by the Harbour being eighty eight feet from the 
Highway aforesaid and one hundred and ten feet in length 
on the west or Harbour." 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Term, twenty one years. 

Rent, one dollar per year. 

Option given Lesee to renew for same term at four dol- 
lars yearly. 

Lessee may extend the dock in three years. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non pay- 
ment of rent or failure to extend dock. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 
Witness Isaac Conklin, 

Moses Rolph President. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
[Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 46-49 ^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 339 

• [LEASE. TRUSTEES TO DIVINE HEWLETT.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1 83 1, April 4.] 

Lease. Trustees Town of Huntington to Divine Hewlett. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the Town of Huntington aforesaid and on the east side of 
Cold Spring Harbour and bounded on the North opposite 
the line fence between the lands of Henry Titus and 
Eliphalet Rogers Easterly thirty feet from common high 
water mark Southerly three hundred and fifty feet from 
the Noith bounds Westerly into the Harbour at both ends 
to five feet water at low water in common tides which is 
for the express purpose of building a Dock exclusively for 
the use of Steamboats when there is any running from 
Cold Spring Harbour." 

Term, twenty one years. 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Right of re-entry reserved by Trustees in event of non 
payment of rent. 

Dock to be built in two years. 

Witnesses Isaac Conklin, 

Moses Rolph President. 

Abel K. Conklin 
{Deeds and Leases hij Trustees, pp. 50-52.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[183 1, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1 83 1, to serve one year. 



340 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Isaac Conklin, 
President of Trustees, Isaac Conklin. Trustees, Richard 
VanWyck, John Oakley, Joel Jarvis, John Ketcham, John 
Wood, Piatt Conklin. Assessors, Piatt Conklin, Joel 
Jarvis, Henry Scudder, Nathaniel Chichester, Timothv P. 
Carll. Overseers of the Poor, John Ro^^ers, John Oakley, 
Commissioners of Highways, Richard VanWyck, Samuel 
Carll, jMoses Rogers. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Piatt Conklin, Josiah Smith, Joel Jarvis. Inspectors of 
Common Schools, Moses Rogers, Seabur}- Kissam, Stephen 
Jayne. Collector, Ebenezer Smith. Constables, Ebenezer 
Smith, David Conklin, Isreal Ketcham, Stephen Jayne. 
Town Sealer, John Rogers. Justice of the Peace, William 
Wickes. Overseers of Highways, Josiah Smith and forty 
eight others. 

"Resolved that the Assessors and Commissioners of 
Highways in said Town be entitled to one dollar per day 
for services as Fence Viewers." 

Seven Hundred dollars voted to meet expense main- 
tainance of the Poor of the Town. 

Two hundred and eighty dollars voted to support the 
common Schools. 

Law relating to pasturing stock on the Town Beach and 
Islands re-enacted. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Voted that the Trustees of said Town hire out the Isl- 
ands and Beach belonging to the Town ot Himtington this 
year for cash." 

Jeremiah Ketcham given permission to build a shop on 
"The Green," 

"Resolved Unanimously that the Supervisor of said 
Town be instructed to oppose and Reject the proposition 
of Establishing a Cou-nty Poor House." 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 428-33 ) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 341 

[MAD DOGS.] 

[1832, February i.] 

"At a meeting of the Trustees and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Huntington convened by notice to take into con- 
sideration the alarming circumstances of Rabid Dogs run- 
ning at large unquestionable one or more having lately 
traversed nearly all the Township overspreading their 
baneful Poison to the great danger of the Inhabitants in 
general and injury to property Have come to the convic- 
tion that any dogs running at large at this time are a dan- 
gerous nuisance and ought to be attended too — and that it 
is expedient that every person owning a dog either kill 
or secure him safely untill the last Tuesday in March next, 
and that an}^ person be at liberty to kill any dog found 
running at large out of the charge of the owner or some 
other person." 

Resolved unanimously by the Trustees that the above 
be made public. 

Signed on behalf of the Trustees. 

Isaac Conklin, President. 

Huntington, Feby i, 1832. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{^Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 433.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1832, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1832, to serve one Year. 



342 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Gilbert Carll, 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Joel Jarvis, Lemuel B. Rogers, Samuel A. Van 
Wyck, Joel Scudder, Nathaniel Chichester. Assessors, 
Gilbert Carll, John P. Smith, Henry Scudder', Nathaniel 
Chichester, Timothy P. Carll. Overseers of the Poor, 
John Oakley, John Rogers. Commissioners of Highways, 
James Nostran, George Oakley, David Carll. Commis- 
sioners of Common Schools, Alfred B. Grossman, Josiah 
Smith, Joel Jarvis. Inspectors of Common Schools, 
Henry Williams, Richard M. Conklin, Timothy P. Carll. 
Collector, Ebenezer Smith. Constables, Ebenezer Smith, 
Isreal Ketcham, David Conklin, John Velsor. Town 
Sealer, John Rogers. Justice of the Peace, Joel Jarvis. 
Overseers of Highways, Oliver Carll and forty eight others. 

"Resolved that the outside fence in said Town be four 
feet high. 

Resolved that the Assessors and Commissioners of High- 
ways in said Town be entitled to one dollar per day for 
service as Fence Viewers." 

Seven hundred dollars voted to meet the expenses of 
maintaining the Poor of the Town. 

"Resolved that an addition be built to the poor house 
in said Town this year." 

Overseers of Poor and President of Trustees appointed 
to superintend construction of said addition. 

Two hundred and eighty dollars voted to support Com- 
mon Schools in the Town. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, j^p. 435-38.) 



[LEASE. DOCK AT COWHARBOR.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1832, Sept. 5.] 

Lease. Trustees of the Town to Jesse Bunce. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 343 

A certain piece of land covered with water at the head 
of great Cow harbour at a place called Jamespoint bounded 
westerly by a highway newly laid out easterly by the 
channel to be seventy feet front and rear which land in- 
cluded is for the express and only purpose to build Dock 
in such manner as not to encounter the highway at the 
head of said Dock. 

Term 30 years. 

Rent 50 cts. per year. 

Rate of wharfage specified. 

Dock to be built within two years. 
Moses Rolph Nathaniel Potter Pres*^ 

Recorded in the Town Clerks Office in the Town of 
Huntington the 4th Day of March 1836 by 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 

Suffolk County, ss. — I the subscriber for the consid- 
eration of One Dollar in hand paid by John Velzor have 
and by these presents Do transfer & assign the within 
Lease to the said John Velzer, To hold the same to him his 
heirs executors & administrators during the residue of the 
unexpired term. Witness My hand. 

In presence of Joseph Dixon 

Charles A. Floyd 

This is to Certify that I the said Jesse Bunce of the 
Town of Huntington do hereby Transfer convey and set 
over unto Samuel Bryan of the same place all the right 
title interest Claim or demand that I now have or hold to 
the within Grant to him and to his heirs and assigns for- 
ever he or they paying the yearly rent as within mentioned 
as witness my hand and seal this sixteenth day of Feb- 
ruary 1837. 

In presence of Jesse Bunce [Seal.] 

George Oakes 
Moses Rolph 

The above agreement is duly recorded 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 



344 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Bryan 
do hereby transfer and set over all my Right and Interest 
to the within Lease to Joseph Dixon he paying the yearly 
rent and fulfiling the stipulations therein contained Witness 
My hand and Seal the nineteenth Day of September 1837 
Signed and Sealed. 

In the presence of Samuel Bryan [Seal.] 

Timothy Carll 
Moses Rolph 
The above assignment is duly recorded by me 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 
{File No. 357.) 



[THE ELEVATION OF JAMES HILL.] 

[1832, Sept. 22.] 

"I hereby certify that in the month of October 1825 
Abel Ketcham Esqr. at my request and at my expense 
took the elevation from Cold Spring Harbour beginning 
at a point equi-distant from ordinary high water and low 
water mark to the top of the hill in the field called the 
hiofh hill field then belono-ins: to Zebulon Rogers deceased 
near the house of John Oakley in the village of West 
Hills, in order to ascertain the height of said hill above 
the level of the Sound and that the papers on the proceed- 
ings and subsequent proceedings are a copy of the field 
notes with the Calculations and draft of the route followed 
made b}' the said Abel Ketcham by which he makes the 
height of the said hill to be three hundred and fifty four 
feet above the level of the Sound. 

Certified by me this 22"^ day of September 1832, and 
entered on the records of the Town that the same may be 
preserved. 

Silas Wood 

Huntington Sept. 12, 1832. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 345 

The within Field notes and calculations were affixed by 
me at the request of Hon. Silas Wood, that the same 
might be Kept for information and future reference. Let 
it be carefully preserved.* 

Dated Sept. 22"" 1832. ' J. R. Rolph 

(Map on File.) 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 651-52.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1833, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the first Tuesday in 
April, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Gilbert Carll. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Joel Jarvis, Isaac Baylis, Lawrence Seaman, Junr., 
Joel Scudder, John Oakley. Assessors, Azel Lewis, Tim- 
othy P. Carll, Aaron Oakley, Gilbert Carll, Abel K. Conk- 
lin. Overseers of the Poor, John Rogers, John Oakley. 
Commissioners of Highways, James Nostran, David Carll, 
George Oaks. Commissioners of Common Schools, Joel 
Jarvis, Josiah Smith, Reuben Rolph. Inspectors of Com- 
mon Schools, Lawrence Seaman, Junr., Richard M. Conk- 
lin, David C. Brush, Town Sealer, Joseph C. Lewis. Col- 
lector, Ebenezer Smith. Constables, Ebenezer Smith, Da- 
vid Conklin, Isreal Ketcham, Leonard Fleet. Justice of 

[* The notes of this survey, showing courses, distances and 
elevations, are recorded in plain writing at the end of Vol. II, 
of Town Meetings. A dispute had a long time existed con- 
cerning the comparative height of this hill and Harbor Hill, 
near Roslyn, in North Hempstead. Mr. Wood claimed that 
this, the most elevated point in West Hills, was the highest 
land on Long Island. — C. R. S.] 



346 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the Peace, Abel K. Conklin. Overseers of Highways, Ol- 
iver Carll and fifty-one others. 

" Resolved that outside fence be four feet high." 

Commissioners of Highways and Assessors allowed one 
dollar per day for servi'ces as Fence Viewers. 

Seven hundred dollars voted to meet expense maintain- 
ing the Poor of the Town. 

Two hundred and eighty dollars voted for support of 
Common Schools of the Town. 

Law relating to pasturing stock on the Town Beach and 
Islands re-enacted. 

" Resolved that the Trustees of said Town hire out the 
Islands and Beach belonging to the Town of tluntington 
this year for cash." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

" Also Voted and Resolved that no person not a Resi- 
dent of Said Town be permitted to Catch any Clams, fish, 
Eels or horsefeet in the bounds of Said Town under the 
penalty of twelve Dollars and fifty cents, Islip exxepted. 

Resolved that a premium of one dollar per head be paid 
for Foxes, provided a certificate is obtained from a Justice." 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 440-43.) 



[1833, Aug. I.] 

" To Moses Rolph, Town Clerk of the Town of Hun- 
tington : You are hereby ordered to Record the following 
Certificate. 

We Certify that at the last Annual Town Meeting in the 
Town aforesaid it was voted that no cattle, Sheep or horse 
should Run at Large at all, and that the same Vote was 
Reconsidered and by the greatest number of Votes then 
given It was Resolved that Cattle, horses and sheep be 
permitted to Run at Large on the High ways in the Town 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 34/ 

aforesaid and that the vote was not entered on the Min- 
utes of the Town Meeting. 

Dated the first Day of August, 1833. 

Jacob Smith, 
Abel K. Conklin, 
Moderators of the Town Meeting." 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, p. 443 ) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO WALTER R. JONES 
AND OTHERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1833, Sept. 4.] 

Lease. Trustees Town of Huntington to Walter R. 
Jones and Oliver H. Jones and Henry J. Jones. 

" A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the Town of Huntington aforesaiJ at a place called and 
known by the name of Cold Spring, being opposite the 
land of the party of the second part and on the east side of 
the harbour of Cold Spring for the express purpose of 
building a dock or Wharf thereon, bounded on the east by 
the Highway running between the land of the parties of 
the second part and the premises herein described West- 
erly by the channel one hundred feet and to widen North- 
wardly and Southwardly to the width of one hundred and 
sixty feet the western foundation of which said Docks not 
to be laid west of a Hue drawn from the southwest corner 
of the dock now occupied by Seaman and Jones to the 
northwest corner of the Dock occupied by Samuel Whit- 
son and to extend back to the highway aforesaid." 

Term, twenty-one years. 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 



348 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Option given Lesees to re-lease at expiration of term, 
same time and rental. 

Trustees reserve right to re-enter in event of non-pay- 
ment of rent. 

Dock to be completed in six years. 
Rates of wharfage specified. 

Witnesses Nathaniel Potter 

Jarvis R. Rolph, President. 

Moses Rolph. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
(Deeds and Leases by Trustees, x>p. 53-57.) 



IDEED. ABRAM VAN WYCK TO DAVID 
CARLL AND OTHERS. 

[1833, Sept. 6.] 

This Indenture made the Sixth day of September one 
thousand eight hundred and thirty-three Between Abra- 
ham VanWyck of the Town of Huntington in the County 
of Suffolk and State of New York of the first part and Da- 
vid Carll, Selah Carll and James Nostran all of the Town 
County and State aforesaid, of the second part Witnesseth 
That the said party of the first part in consideration ot one 
hundred dollars to me duly paid, have sold, and by these 
presents doth grant and convey to the said party of the 
second part all that certain tract, piece or parcel ,of Salt 
Marsh or Meadow situate in the Town of Huntington 
aforesaid at the head of Huntington Harbour and on the 
east side of the Main Creek as it now Runs bounded as 
follows: beginning at the Highway Running Westerly 
across the aforesaid Creek Running by the upland on a 
course of North twenty five Degrees east twenty six Rods 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 349" 

thence North twenty eight Degrees west to the Creek 
aforesaid thence Westerly and Southerly by the said Creek 
to the Highway aforesaid thence by said Highway to the 
place of Beginning be the number of acres more or less — 
with the appurtenances, and all the estate, title and inter- 
est of the said party of the first part therein. And the said 
Abraham Van Wyck doth hereby covenant and agree to 
and with the said party of the second part that at the time 
of making this conveyance, he was the lawful owner of the 
premises above granted, and seized of a good and inde- 
feasible estate of inheritance therein, that they are free and 
clear of all incumbrance and the above granted premises 
in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said party of 
the second part, his heirs and assigns against every person 
whomsoever, will warrant and forever Defend. 

In witness whereof, the said party of the first part, have 
hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above 
written.* 

Abraham Van Wyck. [Seal.] 
Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of 

Moses Rolph, 

Jarvis R. Rolph. 

Suffolk County, ) 
State of N. Y., f 

On the Sixth day of September one Thousand eight hun- 
dred and thirty-three before me came Abraham Van Wyck 
known to me to be the Individual Described in and who 
executed the aforesaid Conveyance and who acknowledged 
that he executed the Same there being no Material erasure 

[* This deed is printed for the reason that it forms a link in 
the chain of title under which the Trustees of the town now 
hold the meadow lands at the head of Huntington Harbor. — 
C. R. S.] 



350 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

or interlineation in Said conveyance Allow the Same to be 
Recorded. 

Moses Rolph, Judge. 

{File No. 361.) 



[DEED. SELAH CARLL AND OTHERS TO 
THE TRUSTEES.] 

[1834, March 25.] 

This Indenture made the twenty-fifth day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thir- 
ty-four Between Selah Carll, James Nostran and David 
Carll, all of the Town of Huntington in the County of Suf- 
folk and State of New York of the first part, and Nathaniel 
Potter president of the Trustees of the Freeholders and 
commonalty of said Town and his associate Trustees for 
the time being of the second part Witnesseth, that the said 
parties of the first part for and in consideration of the sum 
of one hundred dollars lawful money of the United States 
of America to them in hand paid, by the said party of the 
second part at or before the ensealing and delivery of these 
presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, 
hath remised, released and quit-claimed and by these pres- 
ents doth remise, release, and quit-claim unto the said par- 
ty of the second part and to their Successors in of^ce for 
the use of the Town all that of a certain tract piece or par- 
cel of Land Salt Meadow (jr Marsh Situate in the Town of 
Huntington aforesaid and at the head of Huntington Har- 
bour and on the east Side of the main Creek as it now 
Runs bounded as follows beginning at the Flighwav Run- 
ning westerly across the aforesaid Creek Runing by the 
upland on a course of North twenty five Degrees east t wen- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 35 1 

ty six Rods thence North twenty eight Degrees west to 
the Creek aforesaid thence westerly and Southerly by the 
Said Creek to the Highway aforesaid thence by Said 
Highway to the place of beginning be the Number of acres 
more or Less, Together with all and singular the tenements 
hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
in any wise appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, 
remainder and remainders rents, issues, and profits thereof. 
And also all the estate right title interest property posses- 
sion claim and demand whatsoever as well in law as in 
equity of the said party of the first part of in or to the 
above described premises, and every part and parcel there- 
of with the appurtenances To have and to hold all and Sin- 
gular the above mentioned and described premises to- 
gether with the appurtenances unto the said party of the 
second part for the use of said Town forever. In Witness 
whereof the said party of the first part have hereunto set 
their hands and seals the day and year first above written. 

Sealed and Delivered Selah Carll [Seal] 

in the presence of James Nostran [Seal] 

Moses Rolpii David Carll [Seal] 

Suffolk County y ss. 

I certify that this Deed is duly recorded in Suffolk Coun- 
ty, Liber 7 of Deeds, page 154, this 28 day of April 1834 at 
I O'clock P. M. 

Attest: J. R. HUNTTING, Clerk. 

Suffolk County ) 
State of New York, f 

On the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight 
hundred and thirty four Before me came Selah Carll, 
James Nostran and David Carll, Known to me to be the 
individuals Described in and Who executed the within 
Conveyance who severally acknowledged that they exe- 
cuted the same. 



352 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

I having examined the said conveyance and therein find- 
ing no Material erasure or Interlineing Allow the same to 
be Recorded."" 

Moses Rolph, Judge. 
{File No. 358.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1834, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1834, to serve for one year. 

Overseers of Highways, Oliver Carll and fifty one others. 

"Resolved that the Assessors and Commissioners of 
Highways in S"* Town be entitled to one Dollar per Day 
for serving as fence Viewers." 

"Resolved that outside fence be four feet high." 

Seven hundred dollars voted to meet expenses maintain- 
ance of the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars to 
support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Law relating to pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands reenacted. 

"Resolved that the Trustees hire out the Islands and 
Beach belonging to Said Town this year for Cash." 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Cattle and horses permitted to run at large on the high- 
ways in the Town. 

"Also Voted and Resolved that no person not a Resi- 
dent of said Town be permitted to Catch any Clams, fish 

[* This seems to be the same meadow and creek land ad- 
judged by arbitrators August 27th, 1717, to belong to John 
Rogers. (See Huntington Town Records, Vol. II, page 236.) 
A part of it has recently been sold by the Trustees. — C. R. S.} 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 353 

Eels, or horsefeet in the bounds of S*^ Town under the 
penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the inhabitants of 
Islip excepted." 

"Resolved that a premium of one Dollar per head be 
paid for foxes killed in Said Town provided that a Certifi- 
cate be obtained from a Justice of the peace that the said 
foxes was killed in Said Town." 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 447-50.) 



[SUIT WITH BROOKHAVEN SUBMITTED TO 
ARBITRATION.] 

[1834, April 12.] 

Whereas a suit is now pending between the Towns of 
Brookhaven of the one part, and the Towns of Hunting- 
ton and Islip of and concerning the Boundary Line be- 
tween the said Town of Brookhaven and the Town of 
Huntington, 

And whereas a proposition has been Made by authority 
of Brookhaven to submit the Matter in Diference to refer- 
ees chosen from the three Towns to meet and examine the 
patents and grants relative to said Line the variation of 
the Compass etc to fix a monument or Monuments which 
shall be a permanent boundary between the Said Towns 
of Brookhaven and the Jown of Huntington and to exe- 
cute any instrument of writing that may confirm and make 
Valid the Same, and in Case the said referees so chosen 
cannot agree on fixing said monument or monuments It 
shall be LawfuU for the Referees so chosen from the three 
towns to Chose a number of Referees from Different 
Towns in the County of Suffolk or Towns in either of the 
Counties of Queens or Kings, and to enter into Bonds to 
abide the Decision of the Last Referees in fixing said 



354 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

boundary Line and in case of the failure to settle the 
boundary Line by Reference then and in such Case to 
authorize the President and Trustees to employ Counsell 
and conduct the suit now commenced for and in behalf of 
the Said Towns of LIuntington and Islip. 

I certify that the above was Voted to unanimously and 
at the Last Annual Town Meeting in the Town of Hun- 
tington. 

Moses Rolph, Town Clerk. 

Dated at Huntington the 12th Day of April 1834. 
{File No. 359 ) 



[BOUNTY FOR FOXES' EARS.] 

I hereby Certify that David Howell Scidmore personal- 
ly appeared before me and being bv me sworn on his 
oath Says that he did kill five red foxes within the bounds 
of the Town of Huntington Since the last Anual Town 
meeting the ears of which he delivered to me and was by 
me destroyed. 

Huntington, May the 9"' 1834. 

Joel Jervis, Justice. 

Received May 9"' 1834 of Moses Rolph, Town Clerk of 
Huntington the sum of five Dollars bounty for the above 
certifycate for David Howell Scidmore. 1 

per me R'ichard W. Tooker.* 

[*This is given as a specimen of these records. There are 
on file 62 of these certificates, dated between 1833 and 1840, 
certifying to the kilHng of 148 red foxes in the town, for whicli 
a bounty of one dollar each or less was paid. The ears of the 
foxes were produced in every case. The bounty was given 
pursuant to resolution passed at the Town Meetings. Gideon 
Seaman is credited with having killed the largest number of 
foxes, he having one year produced the ears of 15. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 355 

[HUNTINGTON BOUNDARY WITH BROOK- 
HAVEN AND ISLIP AGREED UPON.] 

[1834, Dec. 15.] 

"To all whome these presents shall come the subscribers 
commissioners of the Town of Brookhaven Huntington 
and Islip in the County of Suffolk send greeting. 

Whereas we have been duly authorized by our respec- 
tive towns to determine and fix the western boundary line 
of the Fisheries of the said Town of Brookhaven in the 
South Bay and also to settle a suit relative to the said 
fisheries wherein Joseph Homan Jun., Phineas Smith, 
Samuel Birch and Alexander Smith are defendants which 
suit is now pending in the Court of Common Pleas, in the 
said County and is prosecuted by the said town of Brook- 
haven and defended by the said towns of Huntington and 
Islip. Now therefore Know ye we the said Commissioners 
after a full examination of the said matters, do agree of 
and concerning the same as follows, that is to say, The 
western boundary line of the fisheries of the said town of 
Brookhaven under the two patents to that town and the 
patent to Col. William Smith or by any other title shall be 
as follows, that is to say, It shall commence at the norther- 
most range pole on the south Beach and shall run from 
thence a due north course polar direction across the South 
Bay to the main shore of the Island. It is further agreed 
that a permanent jNIonument shall be erected at te aboveh 
mentioned range pole, and also on the Island on the north 
Shore of the Bay. The said suit is hereby discontinued. 
The costs of each party shall be duly taxed the one half of 
the taxable costs of both parties, shall be paid by the town 
of Brookhaven the other half shall be paid by the towns 
of Huntington and Islip. 

In Witness whereof we hereunto set our hands and 



356 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

seals this fifteenth day of December in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four." 
Brookhaven. 
MORDACAI HOMAN, [Seal] 

Davis Norton, [Seal] 
James M. Fanning, [Seal] 

Islip. 
Eliphalet Smith, [Seal] 

Tredwell O. Scudder, [Seal] 
Richard A. Udall, [Seal] 

Huntington. 
Nathaniel Potter, [Seal] 
Joel Jaryis, [Seal] 

Selah Carll, [Seal] 

{Deeds and Leases bij Trustees, jyp. 66 7.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[Abstract.] 
[1835, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1835, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Gilbert Carll. 
President of Trustees, Nathaniel Potter. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Isaac Baylis, John Oaklev, Lawrence Seaman Jun'. 
Joel Jarvis, Joel Scudder. Assessors, Gilbert Carll, Azel 
Lewis, Abel K. Conklin, Aaron Oakley, Timothy P. Carll, 
Commissioners of Highways, David Carll, George Oakes, 
James Nostran. Overseers of the Poor, John Rogers, 
John Oakley. Overseers of Highways, David C. Smith 
and fifty one others. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Josiah Smith, Joel Jarvis, Reuben Rolph. Inspectors of 
Common Schools, David C. Brush, Lawrence Seaman 
Jun', Jarvis R. Rolph. Town Sealer, John Rogers. Col- 
lector, David C. Brush. Constables, Theodorus Wickes,. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 357 

David Conklin, David C. Brush, Obadiah Piatt. Justice of 
the Peace, William VVickes. 

Assessors and Commissioners of Highways allowed one 
dollar per day to serve as Fence Viewers. 

Seven hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars also 
voted to support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate stock pasturing on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Trustees to rent the Town Islands. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Stock allowed to run at large on Town highways. 

"Voted and resolved that no person not being a resident 
of the Town of Huntington be. permitted to catch any 
Clams fish eels or Horsefeet in the bounds of said Town 
under the penalty of twelve Dollars and fifty cents the 
Inhabitants of Islip excepted." 

"Resolved that a premium of one dollar and fifty cents 
per head be paid for foxes killed in said Town provided 
that a certificate be obtained from a Justice of the Peace 
that the said fox was killed in said Town." 

Commissioners of Highways authorized to remove all 
incumbrances from the public highways and landings in 
the Town. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetingf^, Vol. II, pp. 452-59.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO THOMAS HEN- 
DRICKSON.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1835, May I.] 

Lease. Trustees Town of Huntington to Thomas Hen- 
drickson. 



358 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water westerly 
and nearly opposite the dwelling house of the party of the 
second part on the east side of Huntington harbour to 
extend on the Shore at high water mark two hundred feet, 
thence running westerly the same width to the Channel 
for the express and only purpose of building a new dock 
or docks." 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Term, twenty one years. 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Option given Lesee to re-lease for same term, and rental 
not to exceed four dollars yearly. 

Dock to be completed in one year. 

Trustees reserve right to re-enter on event of nonpay- 
ment of rent or failure to complete dock in one year. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Nathaniel Potter, Pres. 
Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds mid Leases by Trustees, pp 62-65.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1836, First Tuesda}' in April.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1836, to serve for one 3'ear. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph, Supervisor, Gilbert Carll, 
President of Trustees, Selah Carll. Trustees, Piatt Conk- 
lin, Isaac Baylis, John Oakley, Lawrence Seaman Jun"", 
Joel Jarvis, Lemuel B. Rogers. Assessors, Gilbert Carll, 
Azel Lewis, Abel K. Conklin, Aaron Oakley, Timothy P. 
Carll. Overseers of the Poor, John Rogers, John Oakley. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 359 

Commissioners of Highways, David Carll, George Oakes, 
James Nostran. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Josiah Smith, Joel Jarvis. Abel K. Conklin. Inspectors of 
Common Schools, David C. Brush, Darling B. Whitney, 
Jarvis R. Rolph. Town Sealer, John Rogers. Collector, 
David C. Brush. Constables, Theodorus Wickes, David 
C. Brush, David Conklin, Nathan Totten. Justice of the 
Peace, Joel Jarvis. Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. 
Overseers of Highways, Ezra Carll and fiftv four others. 

Assessors and Commissioners of Highways allowed one 
dollar per day service as Fence Viewers. 

"Resolved that outside fence be four feet high." 

Eight hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars also 
voted to support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Trustees to rent the Town Islands for cash. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Stock permitted to run at large on the highways of the 
Town. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person not being a resi- 
dent in the town of Huntington be permitted to catch 
clams, eels. Fish or horsefeet within the bounds of 
S*^ Town under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty 
cents, the inhabitants of the town of Islip excepted." 

"Also Resolved that a premium of two dollars $2.00 per 
head be paid for foxes killed in S'' town, provided that a 
certificate be obtained from a Justice of the peace that the 
fox was killed in Huntington. 

"Resolved that three cents per head be paid as a pre- 
mium for crows killed during the months of April May and 
June'of the current Year 1836," 

The Trustees resolved on account of the presence of 
rabies among the dogs in the vicinity of Huntington, to 



360 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

kill all dogs not properly secured, and found runing at 
large. Also authorize the citizens to kill all dogs as above. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 460-G5 ) 



[RESOLUTION CONCERNING MAD DOGS.] 

[1836, Oct. 31.] 

By the President & trustees of the commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington. 

Whereas on the 28"' day of Oct. Inst, in the village 
said two persons were bitten by rabid dogs, to wit Strong 

Conklin and Henry Williams And recently 

in other parts of said town a number of Cattle Sheep & 
Hogs have been bitten, the owners to prevent the spread 
of the contagion have been obliged to kill them and the 
danger from this Canine madness has become truly alarm- 
ing and requires prompt and effectual measures to arrest 
its progress as it's probable that the loss of life the most 
shocking imaginable and an increasing danger and loss of 
property will be the inevitable consequence of its spread, 
We therefore recommend. 

First for every person within said town owners of any 
animals that exhibit symptoms of madness to kill them 
without delay. Second for every owner of a dog kind, in 
sd. town, to keep them in close confinement for two months. 
Resolved that any person discovering any dog running at 
large in this town in said months to kill them as the public 
safety require such an act. The trustees aforesaid pledge 
themselves to indemnify and keep harmless any such 



person. 



Dated Oct. 31^' 1836. 
[File No. 362.) 



Selah Carll, President. 
Joel Jarvis, Trustee. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 361 

[SALE OF PINE TIMBER.] 

[1836, Dec. 5 and 6.] 

Articles of The Vendue 

Held the 5 & 6 days of Dec 1S36 For the Sale of a 
number of lots of pine standing on the lands belonging to 
the town of Huntington. 

i^' The pine to be sat up in lots & fairly struck off to the 
highest Bidder for Cash. If any one Refuse to pay the 
lots to be sold again. 

2^ The wood to be taken off on or before, the first Day 
of April 1839 all the wood that remains on the land after 
that time to belong to Said town No Coalkill to be burned 
on the premises. 

3'''' If any Dispute should arise respecting a bid the same 
to be determined by the Auctioneer.''" 

By order of the Trustees Selah Carll, 

Pres't Trustees. 

Huntington, Dec. 5th, 1836. 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1837, First Tuesday in April.] 

Election of Town Oflicers, held on the first Tuesday in 
April 1837, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Gilbert Carll. 
President of Trustees, Charles A. Floyd. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Piatt Conklin, Joel Jarvis, John Oakley, Lemuel B. 

[* The pine was sold in 15 lots to numerous purchasers and 
realized $315.75. — C. R. S.] 
{File No. 363.) 



362 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Rogers, Isaac Bavlis. Assessors, Gilbert Carll, Azel 
Lewis, A. K. Conklin, Aaron Oakley, Joel Jarvis. Over- 
seers of the Poor, John Oakley, John Rogers. Commis- 
sioners of Highways, David Carll, George Oakes, James 
Nostran. Commissioners of Common Schools, Josiah 
Smith, Joel Jarvis, Abel K. Conklin. Inspectors of Com- 
mon Schools, David C. Brush, Darling B. Whitney, Jarvis 
R. Rolph. Collector, David C. Brush. Constables, David 
Conklin, David C. Brush, Jesse Coddington, Theodorus 
Weeks. Town Sealer, John Rogers. Overseers of High- 
ways, Ezra Carll and fifty seven others. Pound Master, 
Alexander Conklin. Justice of the Peace, Abel Conklin. 

Eight hundred dollars voted to meet expenses maintain- 
ing the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars to 
support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Assessors and Commissioners of Highways allowed one 
dollar per day services as Fence Viewers. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Trustees to rent the Town Islands for cash. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

Cattle permitted to run at large on the highways of the 
Town. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person not being a resi- 
dent in the Town of Huntington be permitted to catch 
Clams, eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said 
Town under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, 
the inhabitants of the town of Islip excepted." 

Premium of $2.00 per head for all foxes killed within 
the Town, to be certified by Justice of the Peace. 

Overseers authorized to bind out refractory Poor, under 
their charge to proper persons. 

Recorded by Mioses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 466-70.^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. ^6^ 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1837, May I.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town May i, 1837, 

Resolved that the President and Selah Carll be a Com- 
mittee to finish the survey of the common lands. 

Resolved that the President demand of the Long Island 
Railroad Company the sum of $50 for damage in cutting 
and destroying timber on the common lands. 

The Board declined to grant Jeremiah Ketcham and 
Ebenezer Jarvis land in the Eastern part of the Village of 
Huntington— lands for setting their shops on.* 
{Trustees Proceedings, Vol I, p. 1.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1837, June 10.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees held at the house of Sam- 
uel Whitson in the village of Cold Spring on Saturday the 
loth day of June A. D. 1837, Present. 

The President John Oakley, 

Joel Jarvis, Isaac Baylis, 

Piatt Conklin, Lemuel B. Rogers. 

The object of the meeting being for the purpose of con- 
ferring with the Committee of the proprietors of the Old 
purchase & ascertaining how far the rights of the proprie- 
tors & the Trustees extended to a certain Beach Cove & 
thatch Meadow on the East side of Cold Spring harbour. 

[* This is the beginning of the first bound volume of Trus- 
tees' Minutes. Prior to this all such proceedings are found On 
loose papers on file. Since this date the minutes have beea 
kept in book form. — C. R. S.] 



364 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Thereupon resolved that the Trustees claim all the Land 
on the Beach the west side thereof lying between ordinary 
high and low water mark. 

Resolved that the board do now adjourn to Friday in- 
stead of Saturday at North Port the i6th day of June 
inst at 2 O'clock P. M. 
(File No. 374.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1837, June 16.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees June 16, 1837, Resolved 
that after having heard Alexander Lewis b}- his counsel 
and he having exhibited to us his title deeds for a pond 
and Marsh at Great Cow Harbor, we declare, on the part 
of the Town of Huntington, that the Trustees have no 
claim or title to the said pond and marsh. 
(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 2) 



[ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE TO JOSEPH DIXON.] 

[1837, Sept. 19.] 

Lease. — 

"Whereas a certain Lease for a dock was executed by 
the President and trustees of the Town of Huntington un- 
to Jesse Bunce of the same place on the 5th day of Sep- 
tember, 1832, and the same lease transferred by the said 
Jesse Bunce unto Samuel Bryan of Huntington on the 16 
February, 1837, which lease and transfer are recorded on 
a previous page in this book of records, Now know all men 
by these presents, that I Samuel Bryan, do hereby trans- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 36^ 

fer and set over all my right and interest to the within sd. 
lease to Joseph Dixon, he paying the yearly rent and ful- 
. filling the stipulations therein contained." Witness my 
hand and seal 19 Sept. 1837. 
Witnesses Samuel Bryan. 

Timothy Carll 
Moses Rolph. 

Recorded by Moses Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. 1, p. 80.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1838, April 3.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the third day of April 
1838, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Moses Rolph. Supervisor, Timothy CarlL 
President of Trustees, Charles A. Floyd. Trustees, Selah 
Carll, Joshua Hartt, Lemuel B. Rogers, Piatt Conklin, 
John Oakley, Alanson Seaman. Assessors, Gilbert Carll, 
Abel K. Conklin, Samuel Ireland, Azel Lewis, Aaron Oak- 
ley. Overseers of the Poor, John Oakley, John Rogers. 
Commissioners of Highways, David Carll, George Oakes, 
James Nostran. Commissioners of Common Schools, 
Josiah Smith, Richard J. Cornelius, Abel K. Conklin. In- 
spectors of Common Schools, David C. Brush, Darling B. 
Whitney, Jarvis R. Rolph. Town Sealer, George Oakes. 
Collector, David C. Brush. Constables, David Conklin, 
Jesse Coddington, David C. Brush, Stephen J. Wilson. 
Justice of the Peace, Timothy Carll. Pound Master, 
Alexander Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Conklin 
Smith and fif-ty nine others, 



366 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Assessors and Commissioners of Highways allowed one 
dollar per day services as Fence Viewers. 

Eight hundred dollars voted to meet expenses maintain- 
ing the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars to sup- 
port the Common Schools of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Trustees to rent the Town Islands for cash. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person being a non-resi- 
dent be permitted to catch Clams, Eels, Fish or Horsefeet 
within the bounds of the said town, under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents the inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted." 

Premium of $2 per head offered for foxes killed in the 
Town certified to by a Justice of the Peace. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 471-7G ) 



[EXCISE.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1838, May 7.] 

List of Excise of the Town of Huntington for the year 
1838. 

Robert Bold, Thomas S. Robbins, Abraham Waters, 
John H. Jones & Co., Seaman & Rogers, Samuel Whitson, 
Henry Blachly, George Oakes, Abiather Johnson, Samuel 
Scudder, Divine Travis, Charles Velsor, Edward Dodd, 
Jesse Conklin, Abraham R. Duryea, David C. Brush, 
Ichabod Bedell, David Conklin, Ezra Smith, Matthew H. 
Oardiner, Asa Chichester, Shubal M. Nichols, John B. 
Hawkins, James F. Hartt, John Velsor, Alanson Seaman, 
Lawrence Seaman & Co., Gilbert Carll, Henry Williams. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 3^7 

"We certify that the within named persons were licensed 
to keep Inns and rec'd permits to retail spiritous Liquor in 
the Town of Huntington except them refused." 

May 7, 1838.. 

Timothy P. Carll, Supervisor. 

William Wicks, 
Joel Jarvis, 
Timothy Carll. 
{File No. 363.) 



[APPOINTiMENT OF TOWN CLERK.] 

[1838, Sept. 29.] 

Town of Huntington \-ss : 

Whereas a vacancy occurred on the eighteenth of Sep- 
tember one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight in 
the office of Town Clerk of said town, by the death of 
Moses Rolph the late incumbent of said office— Now 
therefore we the undersigned being three of the Justices 
of the peace of said town do hereby in pursuance of the 
Statute in such cases made and provided, appoint Jarvis R. 
Rolph to the office of Town Clerk of said town to hold the 
said office with the same power and subject to the same 
duties and penalties as if he had been duly Chosen to said 
office by the electors of said town until another Town 
Clerk shall be appointed in his place. 

Li Witness whereof we have affixed our hands and 
seals to this Warrant, at Huntington aforesaid this 29'" day 
of September, A. D. 1838. 

Wm. Wickes, [Seal] ) Justices 
Joel Jarvis, [Seal | J- of the 

Timothy Carll, [Seal] ) Peace. 
Recorded by Jarvis Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. II, p. 176.) 



368 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[1838, Oct. 17.] 
Whereas on the 28th of September last Three persons 
were bitten by rabid Dogs & the danger from this canine 
madness has become truly alarming in certain portions of 
our Town, We therefore recommend : First — for every 
person with in said Town owner of any animal exhibiting 
symptoms of madness to kill them without delay. Sec- 
ond — for every owner of a dog in said Town to Keep them 
in close confinement untill the hrst day of January next. 
By order and request of the Board of Trustees of Hun- 
tington. 

October 17, 1838. 

Jarvis R. Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{File No. 364.) 



[THE GREEN.] 

[1839, J^^i^- 10.] 

To the Commissioners of Highways in the Town of 
Huntington. 

The petition of Ebenezer Jarvis of the village of Hun- 
tington humbl}' sheweth 

That it would be a great accommodation to your peti 
tioner to have the privilege of erecting a blacksmith shop 
on the ground attached to the highway on the green before 
his door in the village of Huntington. Your petitioner 
therefore prays that your honorable board will be pleased 
to take his case into consideration and will grant him per- 
mission to erect said shop removable at the pleasure of 
the Commissioners and your petitioner as in duty bound 
will ever pray. 

Huntington, January 10, 1839. 

Ebenezer Jarvis. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 369 

We the subscribers residing in the neighborhood of the 
green in the village of Huntington do consent that the 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of Huntington 
shall grant Ebenezer Jarvis the privilege of erecting a 
Blacksmith's shop on the green before his door on condi- 
tion that it shall be removed whenever its continuance 
shall be deemed inconvenient or the Commissioners shall 
think proper not to continue the privilege any longer. 

Silas Wood, 

J. R. ROLPH, 

Dan W. Kissam, 
Wm. Gould, 
Saml. B. Kelsey, 
Alexander Ketcham. 

{File No. 365.) 



[1839, March 6.] 

We the undersigned haveing Buildings standing on the 
Lands belonging to Trustees and commonalty of the Town 
of Huntington, do promise to pay to the said Trustees 
such sums as are opposite our names yearly and every 
year commencing on the first day of April 1839 untill said 
Buildings are removed. March 6th 1839. 

Owners names. Description of Building. 

Miles Griffith, Blacksmith Shop, 

Jeremiah Ketcham, Blacksmith Shop, 

Jacob Scudder, Horse Shed, 

Nathan Conklin per G. W. C. " 

Isaac Scudder Horse Shed, 

Alexander Ketcham, Shop, 

S. WoodhuU February the 28 1846, Vacant 

Grounds in front of my Land — three square 

place. 

{File No. 366.) 




370 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1839, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the Second day of 
April, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, J. R. Rolph. Supervisor, Timothy P. 
Carll. President of Trustees, Charles A. Floyd. Trustees, 
Selah Carll, Azel Lewis, Joshua Hartt, Piatt Conklin, John 
Oakley, Alanson Seaman. Assessors, Bryan Scidmore, 
Gilbert Carll, Samuel Ireland, Abel K. Conklin, Aaron 
Oakley. Overseers of the Poor, John Oakley, John Rog- 
ers. Commissioners of Highways, David Carll, James 
Nostran, George Oakes. Commissioners of Common 
Schools, Darling B. Whitney, David C. Brush, J. R. Rolph. 
Inspectors of Common Schools, Abel K. Conklin, R. J. 
Cornelius, Josiah Smith. Collector, David C. Brush. 
Town Sealer, Matthew II. Gardiner. Overseers of the 
Poor, John Oakley, John Rogers. Constables, Stephen J. 
Wilson, David C. Brush, David Conklin, Jesse Codding- 
ton. Overseers of Highways, David C. Smith and fifty six 
others. 

One thousand dollars voted to meet expenses maintain- 
ance of the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars to 
support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Trustees to rent the Town Islands for cash. 

Swine Act i^e-enacted. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person being a non-resi- 
dent of the town of Huntington be permitted to catch 
Clams, Eels, Fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said 
town under the penalty of twelve and j^l dollars the 
person complaining to have half the penalty so recovered 
(the inhabitants of the town of Islip excepted.)" 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 371 

Two dollars premium offered for foxes killed in the 
Town, cei-tified to by a Justice of the Peace. 

Committee appointed to select eiligible site for Poor- 
house. 

Recorded by Jarvis R. Rolph, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. II, 2^p. 477-81.) 



[EXCISE.] 

[1839, May 6.] 

List of Excise of the Town of Huntington for the year 
1839. 

Edward Dodd, James F. Hartt, Abraham R. Duryea, 
Divine Francis, Samuel S. Scudder, Aron A. Johnson, 
Samuel Whitson, Seaman & Rogers, Matthew H. Gardiner, 
John B. Hawkins, David Conklin, Robert H. Bald, Ichabod 
Bedell, Wm. Smith, Shubal M. Nichols, Thomas L. Rob- 
bins, Joseph Scudder, John H. Jones, Ezra Smith, Jesse 
Conklin, Ira Chichester, Micham Walters, Lewis Wilson, 
Alanson Seaman, Heni-y Williams, T. B. Carll, David C. 
Brush, Zephaniah P. Brush. 

It was resolved by the Board of Commissioners of Ex- 
cise of the Town of Huntington that licences to Innkeeper 
and permits to grocers be granted to the above named 
persons and they were granted accordingly.* 

Timothy P. Carll, Supervisor. 

Wm. Wicks, 

Joel Jervis, 

Timothy Carll. 

[File No. 367.) 

[* All papers concerning Excise are omitted after this date 
— C. R. S.] 



372 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1840, April — .] 

Election of Town Ofificers, held in April 1840, to serve 
for one year. 

Town Cleik, Josiah Smith, Supervisor, Charles A. 
Floyd. President of Trustees, Charles A. Floyd. Trus- 
tees, Selah Carll, John Oakley, Joel Jarvis, Alanson 
Seaman, Thomas B. Smith, Piatt Conklin. Assessors, 
Aaron Oakley, William Wicks, Bryan Scidmore, Alanson 
Seaman, Samuel Whitson. Overseers of the Poor, John 
Rogers, John Oakley. Commissioners of Highways, 
James Nostran, Jacob' C. Hewlett, Matthew H. Gardiner. 
Commissioners of Common Schools, Richard J. Cornelius, 
Abel K. Conklin, Abraham M. Ketcham. Inspectors of 
Common Schools, Darling H. Whitney, Joseph R. Ray, 
Elbert Carll. Collector, David C. Brush. Constables, 
Stephen J. Wilson, David C. Brush, Jesse Coddington, 
David Conklin. Town Sealer, Matthew H. Gardiner. 
Justice of the Peace, Joel Jarvis. Pound Master, Alex- 
ander Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Charles N. 
Velsor and sixty others. 

Assessors and Commissioners of Highways allowed one 
dollar per day as Fence Viewers. 

Twelve hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the Poor, and two hundred and eighty dollars also 
voted to support the Common Schools of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate the pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person being a non-resi- 
dent of the Town of Huntington be permitted to catch 
Clams, eels. Fish, or horsefeet within the bounds of Sd 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 373 

Town under the penalty of Twelve Dollars and fifty cents, 
the Complainant to have half, (the Inhabitants of Islip 
■excepted.)" 

{Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 482-85.) 



[APPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1840, Nov. 30.] 

Meeting of Justices. 

A vacancy occuring in the office of Collector by resig- 
nation of David C. Brush, Jesse Coddington was appointed 
to the office. 

A vacancy occuring in the office of Commissioner of 
Highways by the death of Matthew H. Gardner, Gilbert 
Carll was appointed to the ofifice. 

[Town Meetings, Vol. II, pp. 486-87.) 



[DOCK LEASE TO JOHN VELSOR.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1839, Sept. 5.] 

Lease — Trustees to John Velsor. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water at the head 
of Northport (formerly Great Cowharbour) at a place 
called James Point, bounded westerly by a highway newly 
laid out, easterly by the Channel, to be seventy feet front 
and rear, which land included is for the express and only 
purpose of building a Dock in such manner as not to in- 
cumber the highway at the head of said Dock." 

Term, Twenty three years. 

Rental, Fity cents yearly. 



374 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in the event of non- 
payment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 
Rates of wharfage specified. 
Dated 5th Sept. 1839. 

Witness Charles A. Floyd, Pres. [Seal.] 

JosiAH Smith 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, jop. 82-83.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO MELANCTHON BRYAN.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1840, March 3.] 

Lease — Trustees to Melancthon Bryan, dated 3d March, 
1840. 

"All of a piece of shore and land covered with water on 
the east side of Great Cow Harbour, now Northport, be- 
ginning at the south side of the ground already leased to 
the said Melancthon Bryan at the common passvvay or 
ordinary high water mark, extending thence southerly to 
the north side of the Bridge, thence westerly or parallel 
to the south side of the new wharf 300 feet into the Bay, 
thence northerly to the grant before given to the said 
Melancthon Bryan." 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 
Lessee to keep open the common pass-way. 
Witness Charles A. Floyd, [Seal.] 

J. R. ROLPH Pres'd't of Trustees. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases hxj Trustees, p. 81.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 375 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JOHN WOOD.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1840, June 9.] 

Lease — Trustees to John Wood, dated June 9, 1840. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water at the west 
side of Huntington harbor, bounded as follows, viz. : start- 
ing- twenty four feet from the northwest corner of the mill 
and running northeasterly ninety feet and then northerly 
one hundred and sixty feet, and then westerly to high 
water mark, which land included is for the purpose of 
build ins: a dock in such manner as not to incumber the 
highway at the head of said dock." 

Term, twenty-one years. 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non pay- 
ment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Witness Charles A. Floyd, Pres. [Seal.] 

JosiAH Smith 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
[Deeds and Leases hxj Trustees, pp. 84-86.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1 841, April 6.] 

Election of Town Officers held April 6, 1841, to serve 
one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Timothy P. 



3/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Carll. President of Trustees, Lawrence Seaman, Jun. 
Trustees, Selab Carll, John Oakley, Joel Jarvis, Joel 
Bryan, George Oakes, Piatt Conkling, Assessors, William 
Wicks, Samuel Whitson, Aaron Oakley, Bryan Scidmore, 
Richard S. Conklin. Overseers of the Poor, John Rogers, 
John Oakley. Commissioners of Highways, James Nos- 
tran, Jacob C. Hewlett, Timothy Carll. Commissioners 
of Common Schools, Richard J. Cornelius, Abraham M. 
Ketcham. Jesse Gould. Inspectors of Common Schools, 
Darling B. Whitney, Joseph H. Ray, Elbert Carll. Col- 
lector, Jesse Coddington. Constables, Jesse Coddington, 
Stephen J. Wilson, David Conklin, Stephen Jayne. Town 
Sealer, David Conklin. Justice of the Peace, iVbel K. 
Conklin. Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. Overseers 
of Highways, Henry S. Carll and fifty eight others. 

Trustees empowered to regulate pasturing stock on the 
Town Beach and Islands. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person being a non res- 
ident of the Town of Huntington be permitted to catch 
clams, eels, fish or horse feet within the bounds of said 
Town under the penalty of twelve dollars and j^jy, the 
complainant to have half, the inhabitants of the Town of 
Islip excepted." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk, 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 1-3.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[Special Meeting.] 
[1841, Sept. 25.] 
Special Town Meeting held for the purpose of voting 
what amount of money shall be raised to support the 
Common Schools and maintain the poor of the Town. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. ^yj 

"It was on motion resolved that the meeting^ as^ree to 
disregard the law of May 14, 1840, relative to the accounts 
of Town Officers for the current year and that the Board 
of Supervisors be requested to prepare a petition to be 
presented to the next Legislature for the repeal of said law." 
Seventeen hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
tainance of the Poor of the Town. 

"Also voted and resolved that a sum be raised by tax 
this year equal to the amount which is allowed this Town 
by the State for the support of Common Schools in said 
Town of Huntington." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 4-6.) 



[DEED. THE TRUSTEES TO GEORGE W. 

CONKLIN.I 

» -■ 

[1841, Nov. I.] 

This Indenture made the first day of November one 
thousand eight hundred and forty one, Between Law- 
rence Seaman, Jun., President of the Trustees of the free- 
holders and commonality of the Town of Huntington by 
and with consent of the other Trustees of the aforesaid 
town for the time being, at the request of the committee 
of the proprietors of the old purchase in the said Town of 
Huntington Doth convey a certain piece of thatch mead- 
ow situated in the town aforesaid on the east side of Hun- 
tington Harbor and bounded north by a certain course 
ranging from the northeast corner of Thos. Scudder, Jun. 
lot (on which stands his two small houses) to the spring on 
the opposite side of the Harbour below John Wood's mill, 
east by a line running parallel with the west fence on sd 
Scudder's lot 40 feet therefrom all the way to a small 



378 HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 

creek or drain a little below the store of Geo. W. Conklin, 
south by sd drain and continuing the same course of said 
drain to the course of the main creek and west by the 
course of sd main creek towards the Dock of Rich'd B. 
Post & Co., until it strikes the first named range, contain- 
ing two acres, be it more or less, for the sum of Sixty-seven 
dollars {$6'/) received to the full satisfaction of the com- 
mittee. Do hereby release and quit claim unto Geo. W. 
Conklin, merchant of the Town aforesaid, to him and to 
his heirs and assigns forever. All the right, title and in- 
terest of the proprietors of the said purchase to the prem- 
ises above described, reserving nevertheless, for the in- 
habitants of said town, the priviledges of sailing, fishing, 
and such as are common to Harbours, Creeks, etc. 

Signed and Sealed with the seal of the said Trustees. 
[l. s.] Lawrence Seaman, Jr. 

In presence of President of Trustees. 

Joel Jarvis. « 

State of New York, | 
Suffolk County, j 

On the 3d day of November 1841, personally appeared 
before me Lawrence Seaman, Jr., to me known to be the 
individual mentioned and intended in the within convey- 
ance and acknowledge he executed the within convey 
^nce for the intent and purpose therein mentioned on ex 
amining 1 find no material interlineation or erasures in it^ 

Joel Jarvis, 
Justice of the Peace. 
{File No. 368.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO JACOB SCUDDER.] 

[1841, Nov. I.] * 

This Indenture made the first day of November one 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 379- 

thoiisand eight hundred and forty-one between Lawrence 
Seaman, Jun., President of the Trustees of the Freeholders 
and commonalty of the Town of Huntington by and witk 
consent of the other trustees of the aforesaid Town for 
the time being at the request of the committee of the 
proprietors of the Old Purchase in the said Town of Hun- 
tington, doth convey a certain piece of thatch meadow, 
situated in the Town aforesaid at Huntmgton Harbor, 
bounded north by a course ranging from the northeast 
corner of Thomas Scudder's, Jun., lot (on which stands his 
two small houses) to the spring on the opposite side of the 
harbour below John Wood's mill, east by the passage of 
the Main Creek to the dock on the east side of the Har- 
bour, south by salt meadow of John Wood and west by 
the original flood gate channel leading from Jno. Wood's, 
mill pond, containing two acres more or less, being all the 
several thatch beds & meadow within the said bounds, for 
the sum of twenty-six Dollars ($26) received to the full sat- 
isfaction of the said committee, do hereby release & quit- 
claim unto Jacob Scudder, farmer of the Town aforesaid, 
to him and his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, title, 
and interest of the proprietors to the said purchase to the 
premises above described, reserving nevertheless, for the 
inhabitants of said Town, the privileges of sailing, fishing, 
& such as are common to Harbors, Creeks, &c., &c. 

Signed and Sealed with [L. s.] the seal of the said trus- 
tees in presence of Joel Jarvis. 

Lawrence Seaman, Jun. 
President of Trustees. 

State of New York, | 

Suffolk County, j 

On the 3d day of November 1841, personally appeared 
before me Lawrence Seaman, Jun., to me known to be the 
individual mentioned and intended in the within convey- 
ance and acknowledged he executed the within conveyance 



380 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

for the intent and purpose therein mentioned and on ex- 
amining the same I find no material interlineations or 
erasures in it. 

Joel Jervis, 
Justice of the Peace. 
{File No. 369.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1842, Feb. 15.] 

At a meeting of the Town Trustees Feb. 15th, 1842 
Resolved that the Board of Trustees give permission 
and the land that is needed for a public highway from John 
Wood's mill to the highway near Gresham B. Scudder's 
house. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 30.) 



[PROPOSED AGREEMENT BETWEEN HUN- 
TINGTON AND ISLIP.] 

[1842, Feb. 15.] 

An act ceding to the Town of Islip the interest of the 
People of the State of New York in any lands within the 
boundaries of such Town. 

The People of the State of New York, represented in 
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: 

1. The title and interest of the People of this State to 
any lands lying within the boundaries of the Town of 
Islip in the County of Suffolk are hereby ceded to that 
town. 

2. All grants heretofore made by such Town or under 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 38 1 

its authority of lands within its boundaries shall be of the 
same validity and effect as if the interest of the People of 
this State in such lands had been ceded to the said Town 
before such grants had been made or authorized. 

3. Nothing contained in this act shall in any way impair 
any deed or other instrument in writing heretofore made 
relative to any of the said lands between said Town and 
the Trustees of the Town of Huntington. 

The subscribed, a committee appointed by the Town" of 
Islip, hereby agree with the Board of Trustees of the Town 
of Huntington should the above acts go into effect to enjoy 
all Priveleges heretofore enjoyed in common by the Peo- 
ple of Huntington and Islip. 
Babylon, Feb. 15th, 1842. 

Rich'd a. Udall, ) Corns. 
Reuben Edwards, I of 
Jonathan Smith, ) Islip. 
{File No. 371.) 



[LEi\SE. TRUSTEES TO WILLIAM B. SELLECK 
AND ANOTHER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1842, April 4]. 

Lease — Trustees to William B. Sellick and George Sel- 
lick. — Dated Ap'l 4, 1842. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water on the east 
side of Huntington Harbour bounded as follows, viz : 
Starting from the southwest corner of Richard B. Post 
and David C. Scudder's bound, running southerly by and 
with the Channel one hundred and fifty feet, thence south- 
easterly to the common land thence along by the common 
land to Richard B. Post and David C. Scudder's bounds 



382 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

thence by their bounds to the })kice of Beginning" For the 
special purpose of building a Dock. 

Highway not to be obstructed at head of Dock. 

Term, Twenty one years. 

Rental, One dollar Yearly. 

Trustees to renew lease for same period at yearly rental 
•of three dollars. 

Dock to be completed in four years. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non pa}-- 
ment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Lawrence Seaman, Jr., Pres. [Seal.] 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
[Deeds and Leases, by Trustees, pp. 88-91.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1842, April 5.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 5th day of April 
to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Timothy P. 
Carll. President of Trustees, Lawrence Seaman, Junr. 
Trustees, Selah Carll, John Oakley, Joel Jarvis, Jesse Carll, 
George Oakes, Isaac Conklin. Assessors, William Wicks, 
Samuel Van Wyck, Aaron Oakley, Bryan Scidmore, Rich- 
ard J. Cornelius. Overseers of the Poor, Aaron Oakley, 
Richard J. Cornelius. Commissioners of Highways, James 
Nostran, Jacob C. Hewlett, Timothy Carll. Commission, 
ers of Common Schools, Joshua B. Smith, Richard J. Cor- 
nelius, Gilbert Carll. Inspectors of Common Schools, 
Richard B. Post, James Morris. Collector, Jesse Cod- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 383 

dington. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, David Conklin, 
Jesse Coddington. Town Sealer, David Conklin. Justice 
of the Peace, Timothy Carll. Pound Master, Alexander 
Ketcham. Overseers of IIighwa3S, John Smith and fifty 
eight others. 

Voted to raise amount for maintaining Common Schools 
equal to that allowed the Town by the State. Fifteen hun- 
dred dollars voted to meet expenses maintaining the Poor 
of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate the pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Voted and Resolved that no person being a non resi- 
dent of the town of Huntington be permitted to catch clams, 
eels. Fish or horsefeet, within the bounds of said Town 
under the penalty of Twelve dollars and fift}- cents, the 
complainant to have half, (the Inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted.)" 

Trustees authorized to sell the poorhouse and sufficient 
pine timber to purchase a farm for maintaining Poor of 
the Town. 

Recorded by 

Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pj). 5-9J 



[PETITION CONCERNING DREDGING FOR 
OYSTERS.] 

[1842, Sept, I.] 

We the Subscribers Inhabitants and freeholders in the 
Town of Huntington do hereby petition to the trustees of 
said town (or if not proper) to the legal authorities having 
power to act in such cases to take into consideration the 



384 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

necessity of putting a Stop to dredging for oysters in the 
harbour of Northport thereby destroying much property 
belonging to the town. 

Dated Northport Sept. ist, 1842, 

J. C. Lewis, Melancton Bryan, Bryan Scidmore, 
Lyman Sammis, James F. Hartt, Augustus H. Scud- 
DER, Platt Lewis, Selah Bunce, Lewis Ketcham, Isaac 
M. Fleet, Abraham Ketcham, H. Sanford, John B. 
Kelsey, Epenetus Ketcham, Solomon Rogers. 
{File No. 370.) 



[TRUSTEES' PRDCEEDINGS.] 

[1842, Oct. rj. 

At a meeting of the Town Trus'tees Oct. i, 1842, 

Resolved, that the practice of draging in any way for 
oysters in the waters of this town by any person or persons 
is hereby prcjhibited under the penalty of $12.50 for each 
and every offence. 

Resolved, that no oysters shall be taken in any manner 
in any of said waters during the months of June, July and 
August, under the penalty of $12.50 for each and every 
offence, and that the clerk put up copies of the resolutions 
concerning 03'stering in different parts of the town. 

Resolved, that a committee be appointed to lot out pine 
timber and sell at private sale and that Selah Carll, Jesse 
Carll and Joel Jarvis be the committee. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pP- 35-36.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1843, April 4.] 

Election of Town Olificers held on the 4th day of April 
1843, to serve for one year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 385 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Charles A. 
Floyd. President of Trustees, Lawrence Seaman, Junr. 
Trustees, Selah Carll, John Oakley, Stymest Smith, Bryan 
Scidmore, Samuel A. Van Wyck, Isaac Conklin. Assess- 
oi'S, Gilbert Carll, John D. Hewlett, Joel B. Gardiner, 
Ellis Strong, Aaron Oakley. Overseers of the Poor, Alan- 
son Seaman, Moses Rogers. Commissioners of Highways, 
James Nostran, Jacob C. Hewlett, Stephen White. Com- 
missioners of Common Schools, Joshua B. Smith, Richard 
J. Cornelius, Jarvis Whitman. Inspectors of Common 
Schools, Richard B. Post, James Morris. Collector, Elias 
Baylis. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, Alfred B. Under- 
hill, Elias Baylis, David Conklin. Justice of the Peace, 
George Oakes. Town Sealer, James F. Hart. Pound 
Master, Alexander Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, 
Elias Smith and fifty-seven others. 

Voted to raise amount for maintaining Common Schools 
equal to that allowed the Town by the State. 

Five hundred dollars voted to meet expenses maintaining 
the Poor of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing of Stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch clams, eels. 
Fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said town under the 
penalty of Twelve dollars and fifty cents the complainant 
to have half (the inhabitants of Islip excepted)." 

"Voted and resolved that a resolution passed by the 
board of Trustees October ist, 1842, concerning taking 
oysters in the waters of the Town of Huntington, also the 
amendment made to the same November 5th, 1842, remain 
in full force and Virtue." 



386 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

"Resolved, that the collector of said town shall have at 
the rate of three per cent, and no more." 
Recorded by 

Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 12-16 ) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CALLED.] 

[1843, November 27.] 

To Josiah Smith, Town Clerk of the Town of Huntington. 

The undersigned inhabitants of the Town of Huntington 
elegible to the office of Supervisor of said Town, request 
that a Special Town INIeeting be called (according to the 
provision made in Section 12, Article ist, Part ist. Chap, 
nth. Title 2nd of the revised Statutes of the State of New 
York) for the purpose of deliberating in regard to the 
institution of suits by the Town or Supervisor of the Town 
under an ordinance passed by the electors of said Town to 
prevent dredging for oysters in tte waters of the said 
Town of Huntington. 

Huntington, November 27th, 1843. 

William M. Hamilton, L. M. Thurston, Rich'd B. 
Post, David C. Scudder, George W. Conklin, Richard 
Sammis, F. G. Sammis, Elbert Walters, Abel R. 
Conklin, Daniel Oakley, Conklin Rogers, John K. 
WooLSEY, H. Woodruff, Joel Bryan, John R. Rhine- 
lander, WxM. C. Stout, B. Skidmore, Isreal Scudder, 
W. M. Vail, Charles Fish, Thos. P. Rogers, Henry T. 
Scudder, Jeremiah Ketcham, James P. Roe, Jesse 
Gould, Henry S. Lewis, Samuel B. Kelsey. 
{File No. 372.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 38/ 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1844, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 2d day of April 
1844, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence 
Seaman, Jun. President of Trustees, Samuel A. Van 
Wyck. Trustees, Selah Carll, John Oakley, Stymest 
Smith, Bryan Scidmore, Isaac Conklin, Joshua Hartt. 
Assessors, Gilbert Carll, Lewis Sammis, Joel B. Gardiner, 
Ellis Strong, Aaron Oakley. Overseers of the Poor, 
Alanson Seaman, Moses Rogers. Commissioners of High- 
ways, James Nostran, Jacob C. Hewlett, Stephen White. 
Superintendent of Common Schools, Richard B. Post. 
Collector, Elias Baylis. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, 
Alfred B. Underbill, Elias Baylis, David Conklin. Justice 
of the Peace, Joel Jarvis. Town Sealer, James F. Hartt. 
Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. Overseers of High- 
ways, Charles V. Velsor and fifty three others. 

Voted to raise amount for maintaining Common Schools, 
equal to that allowed the Town by the State. 

One thousand dollars voted to meet expenses maintain- 
ing Poor of the Town. 

Trustees authorized to regulate pasturing stock on the 
Town Beach and Islands. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of sd. Town under 
the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com- 
plainant to have half, (the inhabitants of the Town of Islip 
excepted.)" 



388 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Collector allowed 3 per cent, on all taxes collected. 
Trustees authorized to sell Poor House and purchase 
more suitable premises. 

Town Clerk authorized to publish, at Town expense, 
record of all receipts and disbursements during the past 
year. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. III. pp. 18 22.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1844, July 13.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the Poor 
House July 13th, 1844. The Trustees having set up the 
poor house and farm at public auction, as by previous 
notice given, and failing to sell for want of a purchaser, it 
was mutually agreed by all present that Conklin Rogers 
proceed forthwith to make the Poor House a more con- 
venient and" comfortable residence for all concerned in 
compliance with the resolution voted at the last annual 
Town Meeting, authorizing the Trustees to sell and buy 
one more suitable. 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 44-45.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO SAMUEL P. HARTT.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1844, Aug. 31.] 

Lease — Trustees to Samuel P. Hartt, dated 31 August, 
1844. 
"A certain piece of land covered with water lying at 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 389 

Northport Landing, bounded as follows, viz. : beginning 
at the boundary line of Piatt Lewis adjoining Samuel P, 
Hartt's line and running westerly 60 feet into the harbour, 
thence southerly 20 feet short of Melancthon Bryan's 
dock, thence easterly to a willow tree in the corner of 
Samuel P. Hartt's garden, thence northerly to the place of 
beginning for the purpose of building a dock and I'ailway 
to repair vessels." 
Term, 15 years. 
Rental, three dollars yearly. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non-pay- 
ment of rent. 

Lessee given right to renew for same term on terms to be 
agreed upon. 

Witness Samuel A. VanWyck, [Seal.] 

JosiAH Smith President. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 92-93.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1844, Sept. 7.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, Sept. 7, 1844, 
Resolved that Bryan Scidmore be authorized to make 
known to the Supervisors of said Town whenever a com- 
plaint is made to him against foreigners interfering in 
oystering and clamming in waters within the bounds of 
Huntington. 

Resolved that Bryan Scidmore be authorized to take 
charge of the dock at Centreport built by Joseph C. 
Lewis, under a lease from the Town that has been for- 
feited for non-payment. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. 1, p. 47.) 



390 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1844, Sept. 27.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees Sept. 27, 1844 
Resoh^ed, on the application of William L. Titus for a 
new lease for the dock at Centreport Harbor, formerly 
granted to Joseph C. Lewis, that the Board will grant him 
a lease for 15 years from the 27th day of Sept., 1844 with 
the stipulations usually given in leases for docks in this 
Town, he paying the annual rent of 50 cents per year with 
the privilege of extending said lease 1 5 years longer on the 
same terms. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 48.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1844, Sept. 27.] 
"At a Special Town Meeting held at the Inn of Ezra 
Smith in the Town of Huntington on Friday, Sept. 27, 
1844, agreeable to public notice and application of a suf- 
ficient number of freeholders in said Town, to take into 
consideration the propriety of raising a sufficient sum of 
money to defray the expenses incurred in repairing the 
Town Poor House, 

Resolved unanimously that five hundred dollars be 
raised by tax this year to be paid for repairing the above 
said Town Poor House." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 23.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO WILLIAM L. TITUS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1844, Sept. 27.] 
Lease — Trustees to William L. Titus, dated 27 Sept. 1844. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 39I 

"A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the said Town of Huntington at a place called & known 
by the name of Centre Port harbour and on the west side 
thereof for the express purpose of a Dock bounded as fol- 
lows: beginning- feet northward of the Old Dock by 

the mill, running easterlj- into the harbour to low water 
mark, thence northerly one hundred feet, thence westerly 
to high water mark, thence southerly to the place of be- 
ginning." 

Not to obstruct free passage of vehicles along the shore. 

Term, fifteen years. 

Rental, fifty cents yearly. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non-pay- 
ment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Lessee privilege to renew lease upon same terms. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Witness Samuel A. VanWyck, Pres. [Seal.] 

JosiAH Smith. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases bij Trustees, pp. 99-100.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1845, April I.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the first day of April 
1845, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jun. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Richard B. Post, Isreal Denton, John Oakley, Stymest 



392 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Smith, Bryant Scidmore, Elbert Carll. Assessors, James 
Walters, David C. Brush, Joel B. Gardiner, Ellis Strong, 
Aaron Oakley. Overseers of the Poor, Alanson Seaman, 
Moses Rogers. Commissioners of Highways, James Nos- 
tran, Jacob C. Hewlett, Stephen White. Superintendent 
of Common Schools, Joseph H. Ray. Inspectors of Elec- 
tion: District No. i, Augustin S. Fordham, Samuel A. 
VanWyck ; District No. 2, George Oakes, Joel Bryan ; 
District No. 3, Timothy Carll, James Walters ; District 
No. 4, Richard J. Cornelius, Thomas J. Seaman. Collec- 
tor, Elias Bay lis. Constables, Steplien J. Wilson, Alfred 
B. Underhill, Elias Baylis, David Conklin. Justice of the 
Peace, Abel K. Conklin, Town Sealer, James F. Hart. 
Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. Overseers of High- 
ways, Elbert D. Walters and fifty-four others. 

Voted to raise an amount for maintaining Common 
Schools, equal to that allowed the Town by the State. 

Twelve hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the Poor of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Trustees authorized to sell three hundred acres of pine 
plains and the grass on the Beach and Islands belonging 
to the Town. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Voted & Resolved that no person being a non-resident 
of the Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, 
clams, eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said 
Town under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, 
the complainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip 
excepted.)" 

Collector allowed 3 per cent or collecting taxes. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 26-29.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 393 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JOHN L. 
KORTWRIGHT.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1845, Sept. I.] 

Lease — Trustees to John L. Kortwright, dated Sept. i, 
1845. 

"A certain piece of land on Oak Island bounded as fol- 
lows, viz. : beginning at the southeast corner at a stake 
N. 2,j W. 4 chains, 6y links to a stake, then south 86|- W. 
15 cha. to a stake, thence south 3| E. 4 cha. 6y links to a 
stake, on the south by the water, to the place of beginning, 
for the purpose of building a house thereon." 

Term, seven years. 

Rental, five dollars yearly. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non-pay- 
ment of rent. 

Lessee right to renew lease for same period upon terms 
to be agreed upon. 

Lessee to pay all damages to grass resulting from his 
tenancy of the Island. 

Witness GILBERT Carll, Pres. [Seal.] 

Richard B. Post. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pjj. 102-3.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO SMITH WOODHULL.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1846, Feb. 28.] 

Lease — Trustees to Smith WoodhuU, dated 28 Feb. 1846. 

'•A certain three square piece of land in front of his land 

bounded as follows : on the east and .southwest by the 



394 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

highway, north on a parallel line with the said Smith 
WoodhuU's north line." 
Term, seven 3^ears. 
Rental, five dollars yearly. 

Trustees to renew lease for same period upon terms to 
be agreed upon. 

Witness Gilbert Carll, Pres. [Seal] 

Richard B. Post. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 103-4.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1846, April 7.] 

Election of Town Officers held on the 7th day of April 
1846, to serve one 3'ear. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Junr. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trus- 
tees, Isreal Denton, John Oakley, Stymest Smith, Elbert 
Carll, Shuball M. Nicoll, Gilbei't P. Williams. Assessors, 
Joel B. Gardiner (2 3'ears), Aaron Oakley (i year), Ellis 
Strong (3 3-ears). Overseei'S of the Poor, Alanson Seaman, 
Moses Rogers. Commissioners of Highways, James Nos- 
tran (3 years), Jacob C. Hewlett (2 years), Stephen White 
(i year). Superintendent of Schools, Joseph H. Ray. 
Collector, Elias Bay lis. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, 
Alfred B. Underbill, Elias Baylis, James F. Hartt. Justice 
of the Peace, Richard B. Post. Town Sealer, James F. 
Hartt. Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. Overseers 
of Highways, Silas W. Piatt and fift^'-seven others. 

Henry Tilden appointed by the Justices of Peace to 
serve as Constable in vacancy made by refusal of James F. 
Hartt to serve. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 395 

Voted to raise amount for school purposes equal to that 
allowed the Town by the State. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 
Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com- 
plainant to have half (the inhabitants of the Town of Islip 
excepted)." 

Recorded by 

Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 32 35.) 



[VOTE FOR AND AGAINST LIQUOR LICENSE.} 

[1846, May 19.] 

We, the Board of Justices of the Peace, in and for the 
Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, do certify 
that the following is a correct statement of the result of a 
special Town Meeting held in said Town on the 19th day 
of May one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. 

That the whole number of votes given for License was 
five hundred and five. 

That the whole number of votes given for No License 
was four hundred and eighty-three. 
Dated Huntington, 19th May, 1846. 

Rich'd B. Post, 
Jesse Jarvis, [ Inspectors 
George Oaks, [ of Election.. 
Timothy Carll, ^ 
[File No. 373 ) 



39^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1847, Sept. 1 1.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees held Sept. 11, 
1847, 

Resolved, that the old dock at Centreport Harbor is pub- 
lic property and not individual. 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vul. I, p. 58.) 



LEASE. TRUSTEES TO MOSES HARTT.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1846, Sept. 24.] 

Lease— Trustees to Moses Hartt, dated Sept. 24, 1846. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the said Town of Huntington at a place called and known 
by the name of Northport harbour bounded as follows, 
viz : beginning on a parallel line with Piatt Lewis, north 
line adjoining the highway that runs east by Selah Bunce 
at high water mark and running westerly seventy feet from 
low water mark into the harbour, thence southerly four hun- 
dred and ninety -five feet, thence easterly to highwater mark, 
thence northerly 490 feet to the place of beginning, for the 
express purpose of building a dock." 

Not to obstruct free passage of vehicles on the east-side 
of the dock. 

Term, twenty-one )'ears. 

Rental, eight and -^^\ dollars yearly. 

Trustees to re-enter in event of non-payment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Trustees to renew lease upon such terms as may be 
agreed upon. 

Witness, GILBERT Carll, Pres. [Seal] 

JosiAH Smith. Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
(Deeds and Leases by Trustees, pp. 105-6.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 397- 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1847, April 6.] 

Election of Town officers held on the 6th day of April, 
1847, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jr. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Israel Denton, David Jarvis, Ebenezer Kellum, Jr., Samuel 
Robbins, Gilbert P. Williams, Shubal M. Nicols. Assess- 
or, Gilbert Carll. Overseers of the Poor, Elbert Carll, 
Moses Rogers. Commissioner of Highways, Stymest 
Smith. Superintendent of Common Schools, Joseph H. 
Ray. Collector, Elias Baylis. Constables, Stephen J. 
Wilson, Alfred B. Underbill, Elias Baylis, Henry Tilden. 
Justice of the Peace, George Oakes. Town Sealer, Thomas 
J. Seaman. Pound Master, Alexander Ketcham. Over- 
seers of Highways, Plenry Hendrickson and fifty-seven 
others. 

Voted a sum to be raised for Common School purposes 
equal to that allowed the Town by the State. 

Eighteen hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
tainance of poor and other charges of the Town. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, That no person being a non-resident of the- 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com-^ 
plainant to have half. The inhabitants of Islip excepted." 

Trustees authorized to sell from one to five hundred 
acres pine lands belonging to the Town, occupied by col- 
ored persons who have settled upon the same, without 
consent of the Trustees. 

Recorded by 

Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetiyigs, Vol III, pp. 38-41.) 



398 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

IVOTE FOR AND AGAINST LIQUOR LICENSE.] 

[1847, April 27.] 

We the board of Justices of the Peace in and for the 
Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, do certify- 
that the following is a correct statement of the result of a 
Special Town Meeting held in said town on the 27th day 
of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. 

That the whole number of votes given for No License 
was four hundred and seventy-six. 

That the whole number of votes given For License was 
five hundred and ninety-eight. 

Dated, Huntington, 27th of April, 1847. 

Timothy Carll, 



RiCH'D B. Post;' M^^P^t^^^ 
Joel Jarvis, j t^i ?• 
George Oaks. ^^^^^^^" 



{File No. 374.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1848, April 4.] 

Election Town Officers held on the 4th day of April, 
1848 — to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jr. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Israel Denton, Ebenezer Kellum, Jr., Gilbert P. Williams, 
David Jarvis, Samuel Robbins, Shubal M. Nicols. Over- 
seers of the Poor, Moses Rogers, Elbert Carll. Commis- 
sioner of Highways, Jacob C. Hewlett. Superintendent of 
Common Schools, Joseph H. Ray. Collector, Elias Bay- 
lis. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, Elias Ba3dis, Alfred B. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 399 

Underbill, Henry Tilden. Justice of the Peace, Joel Jar- 
vis. Town Sealer, James F. Hartt. Pound Master, Alex- 
ander Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Charles Velsor 
and fifty-four others. 

Voted, sum to be raised for Common School purposes 
equal to the amount allowed the Town by the State. 

Voted two thousand dollars to meet expense maintaining- 
the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

" Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish, or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town, un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, ttie com- 
plainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip excepted.)" 

Trustees authorized to sell from one to five hundred 
acres pine lands belonging to the Town, upon which col- 
ored people have settled without consent Trustees. 

Yearly statement Town receipts and expenditures au- 
thorized to be published. 

Recorded by Josioh Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 43-47.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] * 

[1848, May I.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held May ist, 1849. 

" On application of Mr. O'Rell for a piece of land in East 
Street of the village of Huntington, adjoining his land and 
near the house of the late Widow Jarvis, to be enclosed 



400 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

with a fence for his own benefit, upon the inspection and 
investigation of the records of this Town, the Trustees of 
the Town are satisfied that the ground which he wants ad- 
joining his land is not vested in the Board of Trustees, as 
Trustees for the benefit of the Town. 

Josiah Smith, Clerk." 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 61. 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1848, May 13.] 

Meeting of Trustees held May 13, 1848. 

" Resolved that those persons who have settled on the 
Town lands without the consent of the Trustees of said 
Town, have two weeks from this day to remove themselves 
and buildings off the premises belonging to said Town. 

Resolved, that H. Scidmore, who has bargained for a 
piece of pine timber and has refused to pay for it, shall pay 
no less than fifty dollars for what he has cut, and the re- 
mainder to be left for the Town use, or to pay for what he 
bargained for." 

Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 62 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1848, July 15.] 

Meeting of Trustees held July 15, 1848. 

''Resolved, that the orrass on the Islands and Beach be- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 401 

longing to the Town of Huntington be hired out on the 
28th and 29th days of July, inst., and that the President, 
Samuel Robbins, David Jarvis and Gilbert P. Williams be 
a committee to attend the sales and that the Clerk give the 
usual notice. 

Resolved, that Thomas Scudder be notified to take the 
obstructions off the Town property where the old house 
formerly stood that belonged to Martha Bennett, and also 
to pay a yearly rent of fifty cents for the privilege of his 
boat house standing on the public land. 

Resolved, that persons that settled on the Town lands 
without the consent of the Trustees and have not removed 
off as was requested at a previous meeting of the Trustees, 
be removed off as soon as convenient, not exceeding four 
weeks from this day, by an officer. 

Josiah Smith, Town Clerk." 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol 1, p. 63.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1849- April 3.] 

Election of Town Ofificers, held on the 3d day of April, 
1849, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jr. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Richard Sammis, Gilbert P. Williams, Samuel Robbins, 
Thomas J. Seaman, David Jarvis, Melancton Br3'an. Over- 
seers of the Poor, Zophar B, • Oakley, Elbert Walters. 
Assessors, John Wood, Ellis Strong. Commissioner of 
Highway, Zebulon Buffett. Superintendent of Common 
Schools, George H. Sheppard. Collector, Elias Baylis. 
Constables, Stephen J, Wilson, Charles W. Long, Elias 
Baylis, Henry Tilden. Justice of the Peace, Jarvis R. 



402 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Rolph. Town Sealer, James F. Hartt. Pound Master, 
Alexander Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, Elias Smith 
and fifty-seven others. Superintendent of Schools gives 
bond to Supervisor for faithful discharge of duties of said 
office. 

Voted to raise sum for Common School purposes equal 
in amount to that allowed the Town by the State. 

Three thousand dollars voted to meet expense maintain. 
ing the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing of stock on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet w^ithin the bounds of said Town un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com- 
plainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip excepted.)" 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pji. 50-56.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1850, April 2.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 2d day of April 
1850, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Charles A. 
Floyd. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Timothy Carll, David Jarvis, James F. Hartt, Richard 
Sammis, Gilbert P. Williams, Samuel Robbins. Assessor, 
Gilbert Carll. Overseers of the Poor, Zophar B. Oakley, 
Elbert Walters. Commissioner of Hghways, Stymest 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 403 

Smith. Superintendent Common Schools, Joseph H. Ray. 
Collector, Elias Baylis. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, 
Nathaniel Wiggins, Elias Baylis, Henry Tilden. Justice 
of the Peace, Timothy Carll. Town Sealer, James F. 
Hartt. Pound Master, Charles W. Long. Overseers of 
Highways, David C. Smith and fifty-seven others. 

Sixteen hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Trustees to regulate pasturing stock on the Town Beach 
and Islands. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com- 
plainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip excepted.)" 

Trustees authorized to sell one to five hundred acres 
pine lands belonging to the Town. 

Trustees to rent the Town Beach and Islands at Babylon. 

"Resolved, that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in any of the harbors in the Town of Hun- 
tington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will in any 
way obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put down." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 56-61.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1850, April 8.] 

Meeting of Trustees held on April 8th, 1850. 



404 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

"Resolved that six cents a carman load be hereafter 
charged for sand sold on Eaton's Neck Beach, and James 
F. Hartt be appointed to collect and receive the money for 
the sand at the above rate, and that James F. Hartt have 
one cent per load as commission for receiving and paying- 
in the money." 

Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 66.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[185 1, April I.] 

Election of Town Ofihcers, held (jn the ist day of April, 
185 1, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Charles A. 
Floyd. President of Trustees, Lawrence Seaman, Jr. 
Trustees, Piatt Conklin, Jesse Conklin, Gilbert Carll, 
James B. Cooper, Gilbert P. Williams, Samuel Robbins. 
Assessor, Piatt Conklin. Overseers of the Poor, Zophar 
B. Oakley, Elbert Walters. Commissioner of Plighways, 
Jacob C. Hewlett. Constables, Stephen J. Wilson, Na- 
thaniel Wiggins, Elias Baylis, Henry Tilden. Justice of 
the Peace, Piatt R. Hubbs. Town Sealer, Stephen Leek. 
Pound Master, Charles W. Long. Overseers of High- 
ways, David C. Smith and fifty four others. 

Twent}' four hundred dollars voted to meet expenses 
maintaining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Trustees authorized to rent the Town Beach and 
Islands at Babylon. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 405 

eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town 
under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the 
complainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted.") 

"Resolved that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in any of the harbors of Huntington to mark 
the lines of oyster beds that will in any way obstruct fish- 
ing with nets, under the penalty of twelve dollars and 
fifty cents ; also raise those already put down." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 62-66.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1852. April 6.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 6th day of April, 
1852, to serve for one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jr. President of Trustees, Daniel Baylis. Trustees, 
Jesse Conklin, Gilbert P. Williams, Isreal Carll, Smith 
Burr, Samuel Robbins, Isreal Denton. Assessors, Richard 
J. Cornelius (regular term), John D. Hewlett (2 years). 
Overseers of the Poor, Zophar B. Oakley, Timoth}^ S. 
Carll. Commissioner of Highways, Joshua Hartt. Super- 
intendent of Public Schools, Joseph H. Ray. Collector, 
Elias Baylis. Constables, Alfred B. Underbill, Stephen J. 
Wilson, Abel K. Baylis, Abel C. Vail. Town Sealer, 
Charles B. Velsor. Pound Master, Charles W. Long. 
Overseers of Highways, David C. Smith ahd fifty one 
others. 



4o6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

T\ventv six hundred dollars voted to meet expenses 
maintaining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town 
under the penalt}' of twelve dollars and fifty cents. The 
complainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted )" 

"Resolved that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in any of the harbors in the Town of Hun- 
tington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will in any 
wav obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents- Also raise those already 
put down." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 66-69.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JOSEPH STARKINS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1852, Nov. 30.] 

Lease — Trustees to Joseph Starkins, dated 30th Nov., 
1852. 

"A certain piece of land in East Street in the village of 
Huntington bounded as follows: commencing at the high- 
wav opposite the southeast corner of the blacksmith shop 
as it now stands, thence northerly by said highway sixty 
feet, thence westerly four feet short of the foot path, 
thence southeasterlv to the southwest corner of the afore- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 40/ 

said blacksmith shop, thence easterly to the place of be- 
ginning." 

Term, ten years. 

Rental, three dollars yearl}'. 

In event of non payment of rent lease to be void. 

Witness Daniel Baylis, Pres. [Seal.] 

John C. Baylis 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases hij Trustees, p. 107.) 



[SANTEPOGUE AND SQUAM PIT PURCHASE.] 

[1852, ;March 4.] * 

Know all men by these presents that we, Thomas Smith, 
Tredwell Fleet, Timothy Carman, Junr. and David Fleet, 
Junr., of the town of Huntington, parties of the one part, 
and Ezra Sammis, Isreal Sammis, Elkanah Jarvis, WiUiam 
Muncy and Samuel Muncy, of the Town of Huntington, 
of the other part, witnesseth that whereas a controversy 
has arisen between the above parties respecting the bound- 
ary line of a tract of land lying on Santepogue and the 
Squam Pit purchase, and whereas the said parties have by 
mutual agreement agreed to and chosen Nathaniel Oakley, 
Zebulon Ketcham and Joel Jarvis to settle the said line, 
and they are to settle it according to the writings and law 
and evidence, and their decision to be a final settlement or 
the decision of any two of them. Now therefore, we the 
above parties do bind ourselves each to the other in the 
sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid by the party who 
fails to abide the above award and decision of any two of 
the above arbitrators, to which payment will and truly to 
be made, we each bind ourselves to the other and each of 



408 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these 
presents and sealed with our seals this fourth day of March, 
1852. 



In presence of 
Lawrence Seaman, Jr., 
for Thomas Smith and 
Elkanah Jarvis, 
Daniel Searing. 



{File No. 374, A,) 



Thomas Smith, [Seal]. 
Timothy Carman, [Seal]. 
David Fleet, [Seal]. 
Elkanah Jarvis, [Seal]. 
Samuel Muncy, [Seal]. 
William Muncy, [Seal]. 
Ezra Sammis, [Seal]. 

ISREAL Sammis, [Seal]. 
Tredwell Fleet, [Seal]. 



[Santepague and squam pit purchase.] 



[1852, Nov. 20.] 

Award. 
To all to whom these presents shall come, we, Nathaniel 
Oakley, Zebulon Ketcham and Joel Jarvis, all of the Town 
of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, send greeting. 
Whereas a controversy and disagreement has existed and 
does now exist between Thomas Smith, Tredwell Fleet, 
Timothy Carman, Junr. and David Fleet, all of the said 
Town of Huntington, proprietors and owners in the neck 
of land called Santepogue in the said Town, and Ezra 
Sammis, Isreal Sammis, Elkanah Jarvis, William Muncy 
and Samuel Muncy, all of the said Town, proprietors and 
owners in lot No. seventeen (17), in the Squam Pit pur- 
chase, in the said Town, relative to the northern boundary 
line of Santepogue Neck, which said line divides the said 
neck from the said Squam Pit purchase. And whereas for 
the purpose of settling, composing and ending the said 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 409 

controversy and disagreement, and fixing and locating the 
said division line, the said Tredwell Fleet, Thomas Smith, 
Timothy Carman, Jun. and David Fleet, on the one side, 
and the said Ezra Sammis, Isreal Sammis, Elkanah Jarvis, 
William Muncy and Samuel Muncy, on the other part, 
have bound themselves each to the other in the sum of one 
hundred dollars by a bond bearing date the fourth day of 
March last past, with condition therein written to stand, to 
abide by, obey, keep and perform the award, order, decision 
and final' settlement of the said line, by the said Nathaniel 
Oakley, Zebulon Ketcham and Joel Jarvis, or any two of 
them, arbitrators indifferently named, elected and chosen, 
as well on the part of the proprietors and owners in the 
Neck of Santepogue as on the part of the proprietors and 
owners in said lot No. seventeen (17), to arbitrate, award, 
locate and define where the said line in dispute should for- 
ever hereafter run, And whereas the said parties named and 
designated in the bond above described, did afterward, to 
wit r On the fifteenth day of November, now last past, by 
a submission in writing, under their hands and seals, to the 
end that the obligation of the said bond might be fulfilled, 
submit the said controversy and disagreement to us, the 
said Nathaniel Oakley, Zebulon Ketcham and Joel Jarvis, 
together with all the papers, evidence, cS:c., that they, the 
safd parties, offered the said submission, requiring the 
award of the said arbitrators to be made in writing, and 
under the hands and* seals of at least two of them, and 
ready for delivery to the said parties, or such of them as 
should require the same on or before the first day of De- 
cember, 1852, as by said bond and submission, reference 
being had thereto will more fully appear. 

Now, therefore, knpw ye that the said Nathaniel Oakley, 
Zebulon Ketcham and Joel Jarvis, taking upon us the charge 
and burden of the said award and the necessary oath, and 
having deUberated, heard and examined the proofs and 



4IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

allegations of the parties, and personally examined the 
premises of the parties, do, by these presents, arbitrate, 
award, order, decree and adjudge of and concerning the 
premises in manner and form following, that is to say: 
First — They do award, order, decree and adjudge that the 
line in dispute on the north end of the said neck called 
Santepogue, and dividing the said neck from lot No. Sev- 
enteen (17), in said Squam Pit purchase, shall start from 
the centre of a pond at the head of Negunatogue river at 
the point where Negunatogue Neck line terminates and 
run in a northeasterly direction, so as to strike a large pond 
called Beaver pond, at the head of Santagogue river at a 
point on the said pond where the said pond empties into 
the brook or river, and the said arbitrators do further 
award, order, decree and adjudge that the said parties to 
this award shall pay the expenses attendant upon the trial, 
examination and rendering of this award, equally between 
them, that is to say, the owners and proprietors of Santa- 
pogue Neck, the one equal half of such expenses, and the 
owners and proprietors of the said seventeenth lot the 
the other equal half of such expenses, on the said first day 
of December, and they do further award, order, decree and 
adjudge, in accordance with the power and authority in 
said written submission contained, that this original aw^ard, 
together with the said bond and submission, shall be en- 
tered on file in the of^ce of the Clerk of the said Town of 
Huntino-ton, as a record of the said line as now located 
and designated. 

In witness whereof the said arbitrators to this present 
award have set their hands and seals, this twentieth day of 
November, in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
fifty-two. 

Nathaniel Oakley, [Seal]. 
Joel Jarvis, [Seal]. 

[Map on File.] 
(FileNo.STS.B.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 41 1 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1852, Sept. 18.] 

Meeting of the Trustees held September 22d, 1852. 
"Resolved, that the Commissioners of Highways be 
called to lay out the Highways and Public Landing the 
East side of Huntington Harbour. 

Josiah Smith, Clerk." 
{Trustees' Froceeclings, Vol. I, pp. 74-5.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1853, Aprils.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 5th day of April 
1853, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Zophar B. Oak- 
ley. President of Trustees, Richard M. Conklin. Trus- 
tees, Daniel Baylis, Timothy J. Terry, Eliphalet Chiches- 
ter, Benjamin B. Doty, James Wood, Charles Jayne. 
Commissioner of Highways, Robert Rogers. Collector,. 
Abel K. Conklin. Justice of the Peace, Edward L. Conk- 
lin (regular term) Joel Jarvis (to fill a vacancy). Over- 
seers of the Poor, Zophar Ketcham, John Terry. Assess- 
or, Abraham M. Ketcham. Constables, Nathaniel Wig- 
gins, George W. Burr, Abel K. Baylis, James E. Smith. 
Town Sealer, Warren D. Lewis. Pound Master, Hawley 
B. Rogers. Overseers of Highways, George W. Smith 
and fifty-three others. 

Twenty-six hundred dollars voted to meet expenses- 



^12 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

maintaining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch 93'sters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the com- 
plainant to have half. (The inhabitants of the Town of 
Islip excepted.') 

Trustees authorized to rent the Town Beach and Islands. 

"Resolved, that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in any of the harbors in the Town of Hun- 
tington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will in any 
way obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put down." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. III,2JP- 71-74.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ISRAEL CARLL,] 

[Abstract.] 
[1854, Feb. 7.] 

Lease — Trustees Town of Huntington to Israel Carll, 
Feby. 7, 1854. 

"All that part of Eaton's Neck Beach belonging to the 
Town of Huntington for the purpose of selling sand for his 
own benefit. To have and to hold the aforesaid part of 
Eaton's Neck Beach, belonging to the Town of Hunting- 
ton, for the aforesaid purpose and no other unto him the 
said party of the second part, his heirs, executors, admin- 
istrators or assigns for and during' the full term of six 
j^ears from the date of these presents." 

Rental, eight}' dollars 3'early. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 413 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry m event of non-pay- 

^^"' ''^ ''"'• Richard M. Conklin, Pres. 

Witnessed & acknowledged 
Geo. H. Shepard, witness. 
{File No. 375.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1854, April 4.] 
Election of Town Officers, held on the 4th day of April, 

1 8^4, to serve one year. r-u 1^. A 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Charles A. 
Floyd. President of Trustees, Lawrence Seanian, Jr. 
Trustees, Gilbert Garll, Henry Smith, Jesse Conkhn. 
Henry M. Purdy, William Smith, Gilbert P W ilbams. 
S^ers'eers of thJpoor, Elbert Walters, T-othy S. CarlL 
Assessor, Noah Seaman. Constables Alfred B. bnder- 
hiU Abel C. Vail, Theodorus Weeks, Henry Tilden^ Co - 
lector, Stephen C. Rogers. Commissioner of H|ghwa> s, 
David Jarvis. Superintendent of Common Schools Jo- 
seph H. Ray. Justice of the Peace, Joel Jarvis. Pound 
Master, David S. Conklm. Overseers of Highways, Elias 
Smith and fifty-seven others. .^,.pn^e«. 

Twenty-six hundred dollars voted to meet expenses 
maintaining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 
Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person bemg a non-resident o the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catcl. oysters, clams, 
eels fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Tou n un- 
der the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the coni- 
plainant'lo have half. (The inhabitants of Islip excepted.) 



b 



414 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Trustees authorized to hire out grass on the Town 
Beach and Islands. 

"Resolved, that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in any of the harbors in the Town of Hun- 
tington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will in any 
way obstruct fishing with nets under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put dovvn.'^ 
Trustees authorized to sell 3,000 acres Pine Plains, and 
invest proceeds, and apply the income accruing there- 
from to Town expenses. 

Recoi"ded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{ToiV7i Meetings, Vol III, ijp. 75-81.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] ' 



[1855, April 3.J 

Election of Town Officers, held on the 3d day of April, 
1855, to serve for one year. • 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Stephen Leek. 
President of Trustees, James I. Shipman. Trustees, 
Smith Burr, Brewster Conklin, Henry M. Pui'dy, Isiael 
Carll, George D. Cooper, Noah Seaman, jr. Commis- 
sioners of Highways, Israel Scudder (to fill a vacancy). 
Joshua Hartt (for full term). Collector, Stephen C, 
Rogers. Assessor, Richard J. Cornelius. Overseers of 
the Poor, Charles H. Fleet, William Pearsall. Constables, 
Charles E. Ketcham, Edward Newton, Nathaniel Wiggins, 
Henry Tilden. Justice of the Peace, Piatt R. Hubbs (for 
four years), Charles Jayne (to fill vacancy). Pound 
Master, Hawley B. Rogers. Overseers of Highways, 
David C. Smith, Jr. and fifty four others. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 4l5 

Thirty five hundred dollais voted to meet the expenses 
maintaining the Poor and other charges of the Town. 

Swine Act re-enacted. 

"Resolved that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bounds of said Town 
under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the 
complainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted)." 

Trustees authorized to hire out grass on the Town 

Beach and Islands. 

"Resolved that all persons be prohibited from puttmg 
down any stakes in any of the harbors of the Town of 
Huntington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will 
obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents; also raise those already put down." 
Trustees authorized to sell 3000 acres Pine Plains, invest 
the proceeds and apply income to the Town expenses. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol III, pp. 81-87.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1855, May 26.] 

At a meeting held pursuant to notice at the house of 
Gideon Seaman, Deer Park, on the 26th of May, 1855, 
Present, J. I. Shipman, President, George D. Cooper, 
Henry M. Purdy, Smith Burr and Israel Carll, Trustees 
of the Town of Huntington, it was resolved : 

I. That notice be given to all persons to remove their 
stock from the Town lands at South before the loth day 
of June. 



41 6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

2. That the President of this Board be desired to consult 
Judge Buffett as tt) the right of the Town to lands lying 
under water with a view of determining the action of the 
Board in collecting fees now due the Town. 

4. That the lease of the Trustees of the Town to Walter 
R. Jones & others made by N. Potter, Esq., President of 
the Trustees, be renewed according to the terms thereof 
provided the dues are paid. 

5. That the dead timber on the Town lands lying west of 
Secatogue Hollow and north of the Fish Path be sold to 
James Haff for coal at the rate of $2.00 per hundred 
bushels — return to be made to Smith Burr, Trustee. 

6. That inquiry be made as to whether D. H. Skidmore, 
who is carting cord wood from Town lands, has any 
agreement whether any monev has been paid by him and 
to A\ i;rm. 

7. 1 nat the Trustees will meet at the house of James 
Haff on Tuesday, the 5th of June, at i o'clock, to view the 
Town lands. 

8. That the rent of shed on Town land occupied by 
Alexander Johnson at Huntington be collected. 

The Trustees executed a deed to the United States Gov- 
ernment for two lots of land on the South Beach, occupied 
by the life boats and houses, each 100 feet square, to revert to 
the Town when it shall cease to be used for that purpose. 

J. Smith, Town Clerk. 
[File No 376.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1855, June 5.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held on June 5th, 1855, for 
purpose of viewing the Town lands. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 417 

"Resolved, that the President of Trustees be authorized 
to advertise to receive proposals for the purchase of the 
Town lands, called the Pine Plains, until the 20th of July, 
1855. Ffty per cent, of the purchase money may remain 
on Bond & Mortgage. 

Josiah Smith, Clerk." 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol /, pp. 84-85.) 



[PROPOSAL FOR PURCHASE OF TOWN LANDS.] 

[1855, July 24.] 

New York, July 24, 1855, 
J. L SiiiPMAN, Esq. 

Dear Sir. — I propose to purchase the 3,000 acres of land 
belonging to the Town of Huntington and offered for sale 
by the Trustees of said Town. I offer you, as President of 
said Trustees, five dollars and thirty three and one-third 
cents per acre, for the whole three thousand acres, payable 
on receiving the Deed, in the Mechanics Fire Insurance 
Company's stock at par. Respectfully, Your Ob't Servant. 

A. M. Cotter, 
128 Fulton St., N. Y. 
Should my ofTer be entertained I will refer you to gen- 
tlemen whom you will have confidence in relative to the 
responsibility of the Company, etc., or you may adopt 
your own views to ascertain the goodness of the stock. 

Yours, A. M. C. 
[File No. 377.) 



[PROPOSAL FOR PURCHASE OF TOWN LANDS.] 

• [No Date.] 

To THE President and Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington. 



4l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Gentlcvicn. — We the undersigned will give you for the 
plain lands of Huntington three dollars and six and a half 
cents ($3,060) per acre and take the whole tract, or we will 
take two thousand acres on the west part and will give 
for the same four dollars and one cent per acre ($4.01). 
In payment we will give assigned mortgages (first mort- 
gages) on real estate, principally in the Town of Hunting- 
ton, the most of them for less than half the value of the 
property without regarding buildings & other improve- 
ments. 

Edmund A. Bunce 
Selah Bunce 
Francis M. A. Wicks 
{File No. 379.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1855, August I.] 

Meeting of the Trustees held on August ist, 1855. 

"Propositions were submitted for the purchase of the 
Town lands as follows : No. i, $5.33 per acre; N0.2, $5.00 
per acre; No. 3, $3.55 per acre; No. 4, $3.06 per acre. 
All which were carefully considered and Mr. Israel Carll 
and the President were appointed a committee to examine 
proposals No. i. & No. 2 and report thereon at the next 
meeting. 

Josiah Smith, Clerk." 
{Trusteen' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 85-86 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract] 
[1855, August II.] 

Meeting of the Trustees held on August 11, 1855. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 419 

"Resolved to sell the west half of the Town lands to 
Edmund A. Bunce, Selah Bunce, Francis M. Wicks, paying- 
in bonds and mortgages on real estate in the Town of 
Huntington and County of Suffolk, of approved character. 

Resolved, that the President be authorized to employ a 
surveyor to divide the above lands and immediately there- 
after notify the parties of the time and place of meeting, 
when the deed shall be executed and the securities ex- 
amined and approved. 

Resolved, that the price at which the remaining half of 
the pine lands shall be sold shall not be less than $5.00 per 
acre. 

Resolved, that the President employ counsel in the case 
of Howell Scidmore, who is a trespasser on Town lands. 

Resolved, that a copy of the agreement made with E. A. 
Bunce, Selah Bunce and Francis M. A. Wicks be placed 
on the records.''^ 

Josiah Smith Clerk." 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 86-87.) 

[* The Town lands sold, as above stated, were situated within 
the boundaries of the Town.of IsHp and were acquired by virtue 
of the claim of the Town under its first colonial grant, which 
established the easterly boundary line of the Town, as running 
from the head of Nesequake River on a due south course to 
the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently, the Patent to the Town, of 
1694, established the line further west, running from Fresh 
Pond to the Sumpwams River and from thence to the sea. 
The latter was called the confirmation line and the land lying 
between the two lines (south of Smithtown) having been 
placed by legislative act within the Town of Islip for juris- 
dictional purposes, disputes arose concerning the title between 
this Town and the holders of colonial grants in IsHp. As we 
have already seen by prior records, these disputes were finally 
settled by compromises, resulting in this Town procuring quit 
claim deeds from these Islip claimants of a large part of the 
lands so claimed east of the confirmation line. Surveys and 
maps of these lands sold to Bunce and others will be found in 
the file of maps in the Town Clerk's oifice, and the deeds are 
recorded in the County Clerk's office. — C. R. S.] 



420 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[CONCERNING BOUNDARIES OF TOWN 
LANDS.] 

[1855, Nov. 3.] 

To THE President of the Board of Trustees of 
THE Town of Huntington. 

Dear Sir. — I called on Mr. Selah Carll concerning the 
owners of land each side of the Stubbed Road (so called) 
as was requested. He says the Harneds owned one side 
and the Town of Huntington the other side tS: that the 
wSlubbed Road was a straight hne beginning not a great 
way off from Hands' Corner and running straight. He did 
not know how Abel Ketcham could make the Stubbed 
Road as crooked as marked out on the card. He said 
Jacob Harned made the Stubbed Road and that he was 
well acquainted with the line and it was a straight line and 
that the town never sold any land on tlie Pine Plains ex- 
cept to the Wheelers and that was outside of the card of 
2,925 acres (which I showed him), and if the Harneds 
claimed any from a straight line let them show their Title. 

JosiAii Smith. 

Saturday, Nov. 3d, 1855. 
[File No. 381.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1855, Nov. 15.] 

At a meeting of tne Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at Mr. Brown's in the village of Comae, Nov. 
15th, 1855, present J. I. Shiftman, Israel Carll, George D. 
Cooper and B. Conklin, the securities of Selah Bunce, E. 
A. Bunce and F. M. A. Wicks were presented and having 
been examined by J. L. Smith, Esq., acting as Attorney 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 421 

for the Board of Trustees the same were accepted as satis- 
factory. The west half of the Town lands sold to Messrs. 
Bunce and Wicks contained by actual survey 1,441 acres, 
2 roods and 24 rods which at $5.40 per acre is $7,784.90. 
Payments were made as follows: 

E. A. Bunce | of $7,784.90 is $2,594.96. 

1. Bond and mortgage of George Westeth to William 
Wicks, June 2, for $700, 6 per cent, interest, principal and 
interest, $719.25. 

2. Bond and mortgage of Chas. Torling to E. A. Bunce, 
dated Dec. 29, 1853, at 7 per cent., principal and interest, 
$322.61. 

3. W. C. Longe to E. A. Bunce, dated Jan. 24, 1853, for 
$1,350 at 6ir per cent., principal aud interest, $1,420.92. 

4. Cash paid to J. I. Shipman, President, $132.19. 
Total, $2,594.97. Assigned to Trustees Nov. 15, 1855. 

Selah Bunce ^ is $2,594.97. 

I. Bond of Selah Bunce of $3,000 to pay $1,500 at 6 per 
cent, secured by bonds and mortgage of Neavin Smith to 
Selah Bunce for $2,500, dated April i, 1851, also bond of 
$2,000, to pay $1,000, secured by the Nortin Smith mort- 
gage as collateral secui-ity, $2,500. 

Cash paid, $94.97. Total, $2,594.97. 

F. M. A. Wicks i is $2,594.97. 

Bond for $4,150 to secure the payment of $2,594.97, se- 
cured by the assignment of the following bonds and mort- 
gages and collected security. 

1. Julia & Jonah Phillips to F. M. A. Wicks, dated Nov. 
I, 1854, for $1,013.12, at 7 per cent, interest. 

2. Ebenezer Piatt to A. Wicks, deceased, dated April 3, 
185 1 for $1,200, at 6 per cent. 

3. Henry Jannies to F. M. A. Wicks, Nov. 16, 1855 for 
$300, at 7 per cent, interest. 

Cash paid to J. L Shipman, President, $20.00. Total, 
$2,594.96. 



422 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

E. A. Bunce, $2,594.97 ; Selah Bunce, $2,594.97 ; F. M. A. 
Wicks, $2,594.96 ; total, $7,784.90. The proposition of A. 
J. Bleecker, Esq., for the })urchase of the east half of the 
Town lands together with a memorandum of agreement 
being laid before the Board, it was resolved : that the 
Board will sell the same to A. J. Bleecker reserving the 
felled wood, at five dollars and fifty cents per acre, twenty- 
five per cent, of the purchase money or satisfactory se- 
curities to that amount to be paid within ninety da3'S and 
a bond & mortgage on the land for sevent3--five per cent., 
also that Mr. Bleecker pay one hundred dollars down to 
bind the bargain, which sum is to be credited to him on 
the completion of the conditions of the purchase. 

A deed of the Trustees to A. J. Bleecker was by order 
of the Board so executed, to be held /// cscitro until the en- 
tire completion of the agreement, the interest on the bond 
& mortgage to commence the fifteenth of November, 1855, 
and to be paid annually at 6 per cent. 

Bill of A. S. Thompson for survey & division of the 
Town land for $52.00 was presented and a bill of F. INI. A. 
Wicks for services and expenses of $75.87 which were 
audited and paid. On motion adjourned. 

{Trustees' FroceecUngs, Vol. I, pP- 88-91 ) 



[1855, Nov. 15.] 

Whereas the Trustees of the Freeholders and Common- 
alty of the Town of Huntington have this day sold & con- 
veyed to Selah Bunce, Edward A. Bunce and Francis M. 
A. Wicks fourteen hundred forty one acres, two roods, 
and twenty-four rods of land Iving in the Pine Plains at 
five dollars and forty cents per acre as the same is de- 
scribed in this deed, bearing even date herewith. Now it 
is hereby covenanted and agreed by and between the said 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 423 

parties that if the real quantity of land conveyed by said 
deed, according to the boundaries therein noted, shall be 
less than the number of acres above mentioned, the said 
Trustees shall refund to the said Selah Bunce, E. A. 
Bunce and F, M. A. Wicks for such deficiencies at the 
rate of five dollars and forty cents per acre, and should 
there be an excess in quantity, then the said Selah Bunce, 
E. A. Bunce and F. M. A. Wicks shall pay the said Trus- 
tees for such excess at the same rate. In witness whereof 
the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this 
15th day of November, 1855. 

E. A. Bunce [Seal.] 

Selah Bunce [Seal.] 

Francis M. A. Wicks [Seal.] 
{File No. 383.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ISAAC B. ARTHUR.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, March 24.] 

Lease — Trustees to Isaac B. Arthur, dated 24th day of 
March, 1856. 

"All the right which the parties of the first part may 
have to erect and maintain a fish pond in the Harbour of 
Northport ni said Town of Huntington and at such place 
in the Harbour as may be most convenient for that pur- 
pose. ' 

Term, ten years. 

Rental, two dollars and fifty cents yearly. 
Trustees reserve right of re-entry in the event of non- 
payment of rent. 

Witness James I. Shipman [Seal.] 

Smith Burr. President of Trustees. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
[Deeds and Leases Jnj Trustees, p. 108.) 



424 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, April. I.] 

James I. Shipman, 

In account with the Tow^N OF Huntington. 

Dr. 
Oct. 2, 1855, to services of A. G. Thompson, (surveyor) 
$52 ; Oct. 2, to services of F. M. A. Wicks, (labor) $75.87 ; 
March 24, 1856, to services of J. I. Shipman, (Pres. Trus- 
tees) $93.27 ; March 24, 1856, Smith Burr, Trustee, $13.50 ; 
JNIarch 24, 1856, G. D. Cooper, Trustee, $27.00 ; March 24, 
1856, B. Conklin, Trustee, $12.00; March 24, 1856, I. Carll, 
Trustee, $17.00; March 24, 1856, N. Seaman, Trustee, 
$7.00; March 24, 1856, Hammond & Ackley, (legal exp.) 
$20.00; March 25, J. Lawrence Smith (legal exp.) $32.15; 
June 17, to cash paid Town of Islip for taxes, $8.82 ; Jan. 
17, to expenses selling grass on Beach and Islands, $10.00; 
April I, to Elias Smith Town and Trustee Meetings, 
$30.00; April I, to Charles II. Fleet, (Overseer) $100.00; 
April I, to H. M. Purdy, (Trustee) $5.00; total, $503.61. 

Cr. 

June 20, 1855, by cash for grass on Beach and Islands, 
$139.22 ; Nov, 5, by cash from T. B. Bleecker, (Pine Plains) 
$100.00; Nov. 15, by cash from Selah Bunce, (Pine Plains) 
$74.97; Nov. 15, by cash from E. A. Bunce, Pine Plains, 
$112.19; F)ec. 18, by cash from J. C. Hewlett, dock rent, 
$3.00: Jan. 18, 1856, interest on Tirling's Bond, $24.00; 
Feb. 23, interest on Lenge s Bond, $87.75 '■> March 12, by 
cash from E. F. Peck, (Pine Plains) $1,816.20; March 24, 
Israel Carll, lease, $80.00 ; March 30, W. W. Wood, lease* 
$3.00 ; March 30, Thomas Scudder, lease, $3.00 ; March 
30, G.W. Conklin, lease, $1.50 ; April i, G. D. Cooper, lease, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 425 

quit claim, $2.00 ; total, $2,446.83; expenditures, $503.61; 
cash balance, $1,943.22. 

James I. Shipman, President of Trustees. 

Israel Carll, ] 

Smith Burr, | 

Noah Seaman, y Trustees. 

Brewster Conklin, j 

Geo. D. Cooper, J 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 98-99 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, Abril I.] 

Election of Town Officers, held on the ist day of April 
1856, to serve one year. 

Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Supervisor, Lawrence Sea- 
man, Jr. President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll. Trustees, 
Elbert Walters, Zebulon Buffett, Timothy J. Terr}-, 
Charles V. Scudder, Elbert Carll, John D. Hewlett. Com- 
missioner of Highway, David Jarvis. Collector, Nathan- 
iel H. Kebey. Justice of the Peace, Richard B. Post. 
Superintendent of Common Schools, Joseph H. Ray. 
Overseers of the Poor, Henry M. Purdy, Israel Scudder. 
Assessor, Bryant Scidmore. Constables, Alfred B. Un- 

[NoTE. — From a communication on file by J. I. Shipman, to 
the President of the Board of Trustees, dated April 12th, 1856, 
it appears that the Trustees then had in their hands cash and 
securities, arising principally out of the sale of the Pine Plains, 
amounting to the sum of $15,457.04. The money was after- 
wards apphed to the payment of Town expenses, and finally to 
the payment of bounties at the beginning of the War of the 
Rebellion.— C. R. S.'] 



426 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 

derhill, Charles B. Velsor, Abel C. Vail, Jesse Hartt. 
Pound Master, David S. Conklin. Overseers of High- 
ways, Amos McAlpin and fifty-seven others. 

Fort3"-five hundred dollars voted to meet expenses main- 
taining the poor and other charges of the Town, 

Swine act re-enacted. 

"Resolved, that no person being a non-resident of the 
Town of Huntington be permitted to catch oysters, clams, 
eels, fish or horsefeet within the bound:- of said Town, 
under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, the 
complainant to have half. (The inhabitants of Islip ex- 
cepted.") 

"Resolved, that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes in an}^ of the harbors of the Town of Hun- 
tington to mark the lines of oyster beds that will in any 
way obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents; also raise those already put down." 

Trustees authorized to invest proceeds of bonds and 
mortgages held by the Town as they are cancelled and any 
other proceeds arising from sale of Town real estate. 

Trustees authorized to publish notice in newspapers of 
the Town, the amount of money in their hands to loan up- 
on good security. 

Freeholders not to be bound b}^ any acts of Trustees 
loaning money unless the same be in writing and signed 
by the President and Clerk of the Town and all the Trus- 
tees voting for such loan. 

Trustees authorized to collect by law all moneys due 
the Town for leases, rents, etc. 

Resolved, that proceedings of Town Meetings be pub- 
lished in the newspapers of the Town. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 87-93.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 427 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, April 25.] 

Long Swamp, March 25th, 1856. 

At a meeting of the Board of the Trustees of the free- 
holders and commonalty of the Town of Huntington, 

Mr. Conklin presented a petition, signed by William 
Gardner and thirty others, inhabitants of the Town, that W. 
L. Titus be released from his obligation to keep a certain 
hio-hway in repair, on motion, it was resolved that the 
prayer of the petition be granted, releasing Mr. Titus from 
so much of his original bond given in Jan. 1774, as is con- 
tained in the following words to wit, "and to have and 
make a good public highway three rods wide from the 
banks all the way down to the landing below the grist 
mill." On motion, the Board agreed to sell to Samuel 
and Edward Jones the fee simple of the leased property 
they hold under a lease to Samuel Whitson, dated the 8th 
of April 1830, for the sum of one hundred dollars, the 
papers to be executed and delivered iVpril i, 1856, on pay- 
ment of the money. 

J. I. Shipman, Pres. 

{File No 384.) 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 92.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, April 26.] 

Meeting of Trustees held on the 26th day of April, 1856. 
"On motion, it was resolved that the pound on the 



428 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

South Side be located on the premises of Charles E. 
Ketcham adjoining his cow yard, on his executing a lease 
to the Trustees so long as the pound stands there. Also 
that Elbert Carll and Timothy J. Terry be a committee 
appointed to superintend in building said pound on the 
South Side of the Town." 

Gilbert Carll, Elbert Walters, Zebulon Buffett, 
Elberl Carll, Timothy J. Terry. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, jjp. 104-5.) 



[1856, April 29.] 

*T do hereby agree not to commence an}^ suit against 
the present President and Trustees of the Town of Hun- 
tington, that is, those elected on the first Tuesday of April, 
1856, for damage I sustained by injunction laid on me for 
cutting timber on the common lands belongmg to the said 
Town of Huntington in the Fall of 1855, provided the}- 
discontinue a suit commenced near the said time. Dated, 
Huntington, April 29, 1856. 

In presence of '"' 

Lawrence Seaman, Jr. David H. x Scidmore 

mark 

Recorded b}' Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings. Vol. I, p. 106.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, May 31.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 429 

ton held at Elias Smith's, Saturday, May 31st, 1856, 

On complaint being made to the Board of Trustees of 

people carting sand away from the bank opposite the 

house of Doctor Joseph H. Ray, 

That all persons are forbid taking any of the said bank 

away on penalty of the law, and that Israel Scudder, one 

of the Commissioners of Highways, is appointed to prevent 

any depredations on or about the premises. 

Jacob Smith, Clerk. 
[File No. 385.) 



[LEx\SE. TRUSTEES TO MOSES L. SCUDDER 
AND OTHERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, May 31.] 
Lease — Trustees to Moses L. Scudder and others, dated 
31st day of May, 1856. 

"A certain piece of land by the highway adjoining the 
shore of Huntington harbor, bounded as follows: begin- 
ning from the north line of the parties of the second part 
and running westerly in the harbor two rods from the 
west side of the road, thence southerly along the shore 
seven chams, to have the privilege of building a sea-wall 
and filling in the same the whole distance two rods wide 
from the west side of the highway." 
Term, twelve years. 
Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Lessee given option to renew for same period upon terms 
to be agreed upon. 

Witness Gilbert Carll, [Seal.] 

JosiAH Smith Pres. of Trustees. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerks 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, p. 109.) 



430 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. • 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO WILLIAM C. STOUT 
AND OTHERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1856, July 26.] 

Lease — Trustees to Wm. C. Stout and others, dated 
26th day of July, 1856. 

"A certain piece of land covered with water situate in 
the said Town of Huntington at a place called and known 
by the name of East Neck, bounded as follows : beginning 
at the centre of the highway leading from Huntington 
village to the bay at East Neck through the estate of Titus 
Conklin, deceased, from the centre of said highway east- 
erly forty feet, thence at right angles with the shore or 
highwater mark into the Bay one hundred and thirty feet, 
thence westerly parallel with the shore two hundred feet, 
thence at right angles to the shore or ordinary highwater 
mark, thence easterly to the place of beginning in front of 
the property leased to the parties of the second part by 
the heirs of Titus Conklin, deceased, for the express pur- 
pose of building a steamboat dock." 

Term, twelve years. 

Rental, one dollar yearly. 

Trustees reserve right of re-entry in event of non-pay- 
ment of rent. 

Covenant of quiet enjoyment. 

Lessee given option to renew for same period and upon 
such terms as may be agreed upon. 

Witness Gilbert Carll, [Seal] 

JosiAH Smith Pres. of Trustees. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds aiicl Leases bij Trustees, pp. 110-11.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 43 1 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1856, Sept. 27.] 

Meeting of Trustees held on the 27th clay of Sept., 1856. 
"Resolved that the President of Trustees, Gilbert Carll, 
be empowered to commence suit against Samuel P. Hartt 
for back lease rent of shore privilege at Northport. 

Timothy J. Terry, Zebulon Buffett, Elbert Wal- 
ters, Elbert Carll, John D. Hewlett. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. Ill ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1857, Feb. 28.] 

Meeting of Trustees, held on the 28th day of Feb., 1857. 

"Resolved that J. Lawrence Smith be authorized to 
serve a writ of ejectment and dispossess Samuel P. Hartt 
and Moses B. Hartt of the docking privileges at North- 
port, vniless they pay up old arrearages to J. Lawrence 
Smith." 

Gilbert Carll, Elbert Walters, Elbert Carll, 
John D. Hewlett, Zebulon Buffett, Charles V. 
Scudder. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
[Trustees'' Proceedings, Vol. 1, pp, 114-15.) 



432 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[DIVISION OF GREAT EAST NECK, SOUTH.] 

[1857, Dec. 4.] 

We, the undersigned proprietors of the undivided por- 
tion of land lying- in Great East Neck purchase in the 
Town of Huntington, County of Suffolk, State of New 
York, in consideration that we as owners in common of 
said undivided land do not wish to occupy severally land 
belonging to us jointly, it being the fruitful source of 
innumerable disputes in regard to whether one or more of 
such joint owners obtains more than his or their jiist pro- 
portion of the wood thereon growing ; to avoid in future 
such disputes, and in further consideration of the sum of 
five cents to us severally in hand duly paid by James B. 
Kirbv, one of the joint owners, doth hereby agree that 
the said undivided land be divided in two parts, equal in 
value, or as near as can be ascertained by the Surveyor, 
the one part to be held and owned by the heirs of the late 
Joel Davis, to them, their and each of their heirs forever. 
The other part to be held and owned by the legatees and 
heirs of the late William Albin, deceased, in accordance 
with the terms of his last will and testament, their and 
each of their heirs forever. We also agree that the above 
mentioned land shall be surveyed by James I. Shipman, 
Esq., and that the survey so made by him, marking the 
said line dividing the lands aforesaid, shall be and remain 
the true division and boundary line between the heirs 
above mentioned forever. And we hereby agree jointly 
and severally to pay our respective portions of the ex- 
pense of the said survey to James B. Kirby, or his agent, 
whenever either shall call upon us after the completion of 
the said survey, according to our respective claims in 
said purchase lands. In Witness whereof we have here- 
unto set our hands and seals this fourth day of December, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 433 

one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven. 

Jeremiah Albin, [Seal.] 

her 

Peona X Johnson, [Seal] 

mark 

her 

Catherine x Ann Sammis, [Seal.] 

mark 





Jane Davis, 


[Seal] 




Else Ann Sammis, 


[Seal.] 




ScuDDER Davis, 

his 


[Seal] 




Alexander x Davis, 

mark 


[Seal.] 




Sarah E. Pearsall, 

his 


[Seal.] 




Lemuel x Davis, 

mark 


[Seal.] 




Connelly Anton, 

his 


[Seal.] 




M. X Wood, 

mark 


[Seal.] 




her 

Sarah x Hendrickson, 

rnarK 


[Seal.] 




Perry Smith, 


[Seal.] 




Joel S. Davis, 


[Seal.] 




Caroline Smith, 


[Seal.] 




John Albin, 


[Seal.] 


[1857, Dec. 


I9-] 





Huntington, Dec. 19, 1857. 

To ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : 

Know ye that I, James I. Shipman, Surveyor, in con- 
formity with the agreement herewith, did on the 15th day 



434 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of December, 1857, commence the survey of the undivided 
lands of East Neck Purchase, assisted by the proprietors 
thereof, and continued the survey and division thereof 
imtil the evening of the 19th inst., aforesaid. The under- 
signed reports the following as the result of the survey 
and division, namely : The east line commences at a point 
where the line of the 15th lot of the Squaw Pit Purchase 
crossing the center of Beaver Pond, touches the east side 
thereof about 15 links from the water, and proceeding 
thence south 41 deg., 30 min. E., 72 chains, 25 links to a 
stake, thence S. 83 deg., 45 min. W., 34 chains to the 
centre of Santepogue River, thence northwardly along the 
center of the river aforesaid to the south line of the 15th 
lot of the Squaw Pit Purchase, thence along the line of 
said 15th lot N. 58 deg., 30 min. E. to the place of beginning. 

The division thereof was performed as follows : the line 
between the divided and the undivided part of the pur- 
chase was fixed by the consent of a majority of the pro- 
prietors, and is the south line of the survey above de- 
scribed, commencing 72 chains, 25 links along the East 
Neck Purchase line southward and running thence S. 83 
deg., 45 min. W. (by compass) west (true meridian) to the 
center of Santepogue River. 

The tract above described was then divided into two 
portions by running the same course S. 83 deg., 45 min. 
W., commencing 48 chains, 25 links from the starting 
point on the east line aforesaid southward. The south 
portion, containing by estimation 57 acres, and the north 
half 96 acres. By agreement of a majority of the pro- 
prietors the right of choice was put up at auction, the 
proceeds of the sale to be appropriated towards the ex- 
penses of the survey and division, and struck off to Jere- 
miah Albin for twelve dollars and seventy-five cents. Mr. 
Albin for himself, and Mr. J. B. Kirby selected the south 
division. The proprietors of the northern sub-division, 
being consulted by a majority of two-thirds, agreed to a 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 435 

division and allotment, and the division and allotment was 
made as follows : Beginning at the division line, 48 chains, 
25 links south from the starting point and measuring 
northwardly : 

Lot I — 12 rods allotted to Lemuel Davis. 

Lot 2 — 12 rods allotted to Alexander Davis. 

Lot 3 — 12 rods allotted to Tredwell Davis. 

Lot 4 — 12 rods allotted to Pene Johnson. 

Lot 5 — 24 rods allotted to Betsy Johnson. 

Lot 6 — 28 rods allotted to Scudder Davis. 

Lot 7 — 40 rods allotted to Phebe Austin. 

Lot 8 — 52 rods allotted to Joel S. Davis. 

All the above allotments except the first, which was 
made by consent of two-thirds of the proprietors, were 
made by drawing names and numbers. Fcjr further par- 
ticulars and the more perfect understanding of the above, 
I have below made a map of the purchase as divided. 

(Map on File.) James I. Shipman, 

Survej^or. 
{File No. 386.) 



[PETITION OF A. SAMMIS FOR LEASE.] 

[1857, ^"^larch 2.] 

To the Trustees of the Town of Huntington, County of 
Suffolk, State of New York, acting as Commissioners for 
said Town: Your petitioner, Alexander Sammis of the 
Town, County and State above mentioned, believes him- 
self to be entitled in law to a certain right of grant to a 
certain piece of dock, called the "old dock", situate in Hun- 
tington harbor, and that no other person is entitled to such 
grant, said land lying westwardly and adjoining the land 
owned and possessed by your petitioner, below high water 
mark. Your petitioner therefore prays that letters of 
grant or lease may be granted to him and his legal repre- 



43^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

sentatives, conveying to him an exclusive right to said 
dock for the term of twenty-one years from the date 
thereof, upon such terms and conditions as is common in 
such cases, and as is inculcated by the Statute law of this 
State. Your petitioner asks of you the power to collect 
wharfage, and he will keep said dock in good repair for 
the accommodation and convenience of the public. Your 
petitioner further prays that the conditions of said lease 
ma}^ allow him to hav^e it renewed at the expiration of the 
said twenty-one years, on the same terms as the one for 
which your petitioner now pra3'S. The description and 
boundaries of said dock land are as follows: beginning at 
high water mark at the southwest corner of petitioner's 
land, and running north seventy -nine and a half degrees 
west, to the channel; thence north sixteen and a half 
degrees east, and to extend fifty feet north of the present 
dock, for vessels to lie at and for an addition to said dock; 
thence eastwardly to high water mark and thence to the 
place of beginning. 

Your petitioner prays thv-t you will inform him of your 
action in regard to this petition at your earliest con- 
venience. 

Yours respectfully, 

Alexander Sammis,* 
Huntington Harbor. 
Recorded March 2, 1857, by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 116-17.) 

[* Alexander Sammis was persistent in his claim of. right as 
a riparian owner to the lands under water in front of his up- 
land, and a suit was the result between him and the Trustees 
or the existing lessees of the Town. The cause was tried in 
the Supreme Court and decided in favor of the Town, Justice 
Selah B. Strong rendering the opinion of General Term of the 
Court. This opinion was to the effect that the title to lands un- 
der waters in Huntington Harbor was vested in the Trustees of 
this Town by its several colonial grants and that the Trustees had 
the power to make a lease of the premises for dock or other 
purposes, notwithstanding the claim of the upland owner. 
The case will be found in the Law Reports of the State. — C. R.^ S.] 



HUNTINCxTON TOWN RECORDS. 437 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1857. May. — ] 

In regard to a petition presented by Alexander Sammis 
for a lease for a dock, Resolved, "That we take no action." 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Clerk. 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1857, May 30.] 

At a Trustees' Meeting held at the house of Elias Smith 
on May 30, 1857. 

Complaint made by residents of Northport, that non- 
residents of the Town of Muntington are staking out and 
claiming ground in the bay and harbor of Northport cov- 
ered by water, and preventing inhabitants of said Town 
from catching oysters, clams and fish. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p- 123 ) 



[THE UNION CHURCH AT CENTREPORT.] 

We, the inhabitants of little Cow Harbor, being desirous 
of building a house for public worship, have unanimously 
agreed to erect one on a safe and sure foundation, wheie 
or near the former one stood; each person subscribing 
therefor is to have an indisputable title or right in said 
house, their heirs and assigns forever, and in no case shall 
the rights be sold; the seats are ever to remain free and 



438 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the house to be open for the reception or admission of the 
Methodist and Presbyterian societies, and called the 
Union Meeting House, in Cow Harbor and recorded as 
such on the records of this Town. The two societies are 
each to claim an equal right to preach in said house, say 
one sect on one Sabbath and the other on the next, and so 
continue to change alternately throughout and in the 
intermediate time the house is to be open and free for all 
denominations of Christians in good standing in society, 
when there are no regular preaching on the Sabbath by 
either of the said societies, and if any dispute should arise, 
it is to be amicably settled by the Trustees who are 
chosen annually b}' the proprietors and not to consist of 
any preachers of the gospel to control or hold any office 
appertaining to said house, and when any three of the 
proprietors shall apply for admittance to said house to 
transact any public business for religious worship, shall 
have free access thereto. 

Jesse Bunce, ) ^ i -i • 
Jonas Higbie, - Subscnbmg 
George Oakes, j Committee. 

Names of the Subscribers. 
Joseph C. Lewis, Jonas Higbie, Thomas Havens, Henry 
Smith, Epenetus Rogers, Isaac S. Ketcham, Samuel Noyes; 
Ichabod Jarvis, Roswell Driggs, Jonah Wood, Andrew 
Havens, John Carll, Jarvis Whitman, George Oakes, Jane 
Noves, Jeremiah H. Kelcev, Silas Gildersleeve, Alexander 
Ketcham, Jacob Piatt, Joseph Titus, Elkanah Bunce, Jesse 
S. Bunce, Jacob Sammis, Albert Bunce, Joseph C. Higbie, 
Alfred Titus, Abiatha Johnson, Joseph Higbie, Henry C. 
Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Henry Jarvis, Edmund Jarvis, 
John S. Baylis, Benjamin Jarvis, Jarvis Bunce, Susan 
Jarvis, Ebenezer Jarvis, Moses Jarvis, Charles Akerly, 
Samuel Akerly, Gilbert Fleet, Alanson Bunce, Alanson 
Shadbolt, Joseph Dixon, M. H. Gardiner, Hannah Lewis,. 
Jacob Sammis, Mortimer Fleet, Alexander Johnson, Cash^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 439 

Obadiah Valentine, Israel Bunce, Stephen Higbie, Jesse 
Jarvis, Joel S. Bryan, Stephen Gildersleeve, George Cakes, 
Philip Udale, Jarvis Dennis, Alexander Jarvis, Alanson 
Shadbolt, Richard Sammis. 

Recorded April 4, A. D., 1844, 
B}^ Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 24-25.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
1858, Feb. 6.] 

Meeting of Trustees held on the 6th day of February, 
1858. 

"William Tillot agrees with the Board of Trustees to 
take the poor for one dollar per week per head from the 
ist of April 1858 to the ist of April 1859." 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded bv Josiah Smith, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. /, p. 125.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1858, April 6.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elias Smith in said Town, April 
6th, 1858, the following Town Acts were passed and Town 
Officers elected : 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Gilbert Carll. Trustees, Brewster Conklin, Zebulon Buf- 



440 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

fett, Elbert Carll, Andrew Ketcham, Israel Carll, John D. 
Hewlett. Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Justices of the Peace, 
Timothy S. Carll (long term), John D. Hewlett (to fill a 
vacancy occasioned by the resignation of R. B. P.) Over- 
seers of the Poor, Henry M. Purdy, Charles H. Fleet. 
Commissioner of Highways, Joshua Hartt. Assessor, 
Richard J. Cornelius. Collector, Nathaniel H. Kelsey. 
Constables, Alfred B. Underbill, Abel C. Vail, Nathaniel 
H. Kelsey, Charles E. Ketcham. Pound Masters, David S. 
Conklin, Charles E. Ketcham. Overseers of Highways, 
Caleb Hogan and fifty-nme others. 

Resolved, that all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes or buoys in any of the waters of the Town of 
Huntington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that will in 
any way obstruct fishing with nets, under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put 
down. 

Resolved, that thirty-five hundred dollars be raised by 
tax this year for the support of the poor and contingent 
expenses. 

Resolved, that no person other than a resident of the 
Town of Huntington, shall take or catch any oysters, 
clams, eels, horsefeet or mussels withni the bounds of said 
Town, under a penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents for 
each and every offense ; the complainant to have one half 
the fine. (The Town of Islip excepted.) 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 98-101 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, f^^t*. 19.] 
Meeting of Trustees held on the 19th day of February 
1859- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 44I 

"Resolved, that the Board of Trustees employ J. Law- 
rence Smith as counsel to associate with lawyer McCoun, 
of Oyster Bay, in regard to a suit now commenced con- 
cerning oystering in Northport Harbour." 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 131.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1859, Feb. 28.] 

"At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the Town poor house the 28th day of 
February, 1859, present, Gilbert Carll, President; Brewster 
Conklin, Elbert Carll, Zebulon Buffett, Israel Carll, John 
D. Hewlett and Andrew Ketcham, Trustees 

Resolved, that a notice be served on Samuel Pell, Wil- 
son W. Billar, Isaac VanAlen, John Lowndes, WiUiam 
BiUar, Theodore Lowndes and Joshua Leviness, non-resi- 
dents of said Town, do desist from staking out any of the 
land under water within the bounds of this Town as and 
for oyster beds within the bays, harbours or waters of said 
Town. 

Resolved, that a notice be printed and published. 

On application from Michael W. Devine to have his 
dock lease renewed. 

Resolved, that the dock lease be renewed for 12 years 
at $3.00 per year. 

Resolved, that the next Annual Town Meeting be held 
at the house of Elias Smith and that the Clerk give the 
usual notice. 

Resolved, that Tobias Dillon and Warren Lewis be ap- 
pointed to serve notices on the oyster planters. 



442 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Resolved, that the meeting adjourn to meet on Saturday, 
the 1 2th day of March next, at the house of Stephen C. 
Roofers, at one o'clock P. M. 

Notice served to Samuel Pell, Wilson W. Billar, Isaac 
VanAlen, William Billar, Theodore Lowndes, John 
Lowndes, Joshua Leviness and all other non-residents. 

The Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington, hereby give you notice that you 
and each of you do desist from staking out any of the 
lands under water within the borders of said Town, as and 
for oyster beds or for the purpose of planting oysters 
thereon, and that you desist from planting any oysters 
within the bays, harbors or waters of said Town, and from 
raking, taking up or carrying away oysters now growing 
or being within the bounds of said Town; you, the said per- 
sons hereby notified, not being inhabitants of or residents 
within the said Town of Huntington, and we further noti- 
fy you that we have a standing By-Law of the said Town, 
that no person, other than a resident thereof, shall take or 
catch any oysters within the bounds of said Town under 
the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents for each and 
every offence, which penalty will be strictly enforced. 
By order of the Board of Trustees, 
Gilbert Carll, Pres. 

Huntington, Feb. 28, 1859. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, 

Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 132-33.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, March 16.] 

Meeting of Trustees, held on the i6th day of March, 1859. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 445 

"Whereas, certain persons, non-residents of this Town, 
have staked off certain portions of Northport and Centre- 
port harbors and the bays adjacent thereto, and claim the 
exclusive right of taking oysters on the territory included 
within said stakes, now therefore, it is 

Resolved, That the Trustees will employ counsel to in- 
stitute such action or actions as shall be deemed advisable 
and necessary to protect the rights of the inhabitants of 
the Town against assumption of claim on the part of such 
persons, and to bring the matter in controversy to as 
speedy a determination as possible before the legal tribu- 
nals of the State."* 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 134-35 ) 

P Non-residents of the Town had for many years dredged 
and carried away more or less oysters from the natural oyster 
bedsTn Northport Bay, much to the annoyance of the mhabit- 
antso? the Town, who claimed that the premises belonged to 
the Town and that such non-residents were trespassers The 
Trustees ^f the Town took active steps against the intruders 
and there were some rough encounters on the Bay, growing 
out of theslcontroversies^ Finally the non-residents, who were 
?hefly from Connecticut and City Island, began planting oys- 
ters in his Bay and assumed the right to exclusive possession 
Ind exclusion of all others from the grounds. The people held 
Tmvn Meetings and passed stringent enactments against such 
Envision of hi r rights, and it was to test the legal right of the 
raders to hold su^ch grounds, that the Trustees at this time 
directed the institution of suits in the courts. An issue was, 
hwever first reached in consequence of a resident of the Town, 
D^rkerso'n ToLg upon the oyster beds of Lowndes and taking 
ovsters upo^n "4ich suit was brought by Lowndes agains 
Dickerso? The latter's defense rested on his claim that 
Eowndesheld without right; that ^^e premises belonged^^^^ 
the town and that as one of its citizens he had a right to take 
.nv shehfish he mi-ht find thereon. The Trustees employed 
as coun eiTn the^ate, J. Lawrence Smith and William McCoun. 
Hen7v I Soidder was counsel for the Lowndes party. From 
The somewhat voluminous correspondence which has come un- 
der mrobservation, it would appear that Lowndes, through his 



444 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

.{LEASE. TRUSTEES TO MICHAEL W. DIVINE.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, ^larch I.] 

Lease. Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Michael 
W. Divine, dated March i, 1859. 

Premises described as follows : " A certain piece of land 
•covered with water, westerly and nearly opposite the 
dwelling house of the party of the second part on the east 
side of Huntington harbor, to extend on the shore at high 
water mark two hundred feet, thence runnmg westerly the 
same width to the channel, for the express and only pur- 
pose of a dock." 

Term, twelve years from date. 

Rent, three dollars per year. 

" And the party of the first part do hereby covenant with 
the party of the second part, that at the expiration of the 
term aforesaid, that they or their successors in office will 
renew the said lease for twelve years longer, on such terms 

counsel, asked that he might remove his oysters from Hunting- 
ton waters as a means of terminating the dispute. Whatever 
answer the Trustees may have made, the oysters were not re- 
moved, and the suit went to trial at a Circuit Court in River- 
head, before Judge Brown, the father of the present Justice 
Brown, of the Suprem.e Court in this district. The cause was 
not well managed for the Town, important evidence having 
been omitted, and the case was decided in favor of Lowndes. 
Emboldened by the result of this suit, the non-residents con- 
tinued for some time to plant and hold oyster grounds in 
Northport Bay, and it took the Town several years to recover 
its former prestige. In 1871 an exhaustive examination of the 
whole subject of Huntington's title to lands under water was 
m.ade by counsel employed for the purpose, followed soon after 
by a determined effort to maintain the Town's title. The re- 
sult, as is well known, justified the effort, and the Court of 
Appeals has decided that the lands under water in Northport 
Bay belong to this Town under its Colonial grants, and the 
non-residents have all taken leases from the Town, of their 
grounds in Northport harbor and bay. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 445, 

as shall be agreed on, or to take the dock and buildings 
that then mav be standing, and pay a fair valuation there- 
for." 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 112-13.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1859, April 5.] 

At an annual Town Meeting of the Town of Huntington,, 
held at the house of Elias Smith, in said Town, April 5th, 
1859, the following Town Acts were passed and Town of- 
ficei"S elected : 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Gilbert Carll. Trustees, Andrew Ketcham, Brewster 
Conklin, Elias Baylis, Elbert Carll, Smith Burr, Israel 
Carll. Town Clerk, Josiah Smith. Justices, William W. 
Wood (to fill vacancy), Charles V. Scudder (long term). 
Overseers of Poor, Henry M. Purdy, Israel Scudder. As- 
sessor, Bryant Skidmore. Commissioner of Highways, 
Jesse Conklin. Collector, Nathaniel H. Kelsey. Consta- 
bles, Nathaniel H. Kelsey, Alfred B. Underbill, Abel C. 
Vail, Charles E. Ketcham. Poundmasters, David S. Conk- 
lin, Charles E. Ketcham. Overseers of Highways ap- 
pointed, George W. Smith and sixty-one others. 

Resolved, That three thousand dollars be raised by tax 
this year for the support of the poor, and one thousand 
dollars for contingent expenses. 

Resolved, That all persons be prohibited from putting- 
down stakes or buoys in any of the waters of the Town of 
Huntington, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in any 
way obstruct fishing w^ith nets, without the permission of 
the Trustees of said Town, under the penalty of twelve 



446 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put down ; 
one-half to go to the complainant, the other half to the 
Overseers of the Poor, for the use and benefit of the poor 
of said Town. 

Resolved, That no person other than a resident of the 
Town of Huntington shall take or catch any oysters, clams, 
•eels, horsefeet, scallops or mussels within the bounds of 
said Town, under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty 
cents for each and every offence; the complainant to have 
one-half of the above fine, the other half to go to the Over- 
seers of the Poor for the use and benefit of the poor of said 
Town. (The Town of Islip excepted.) 

Resolved, That no persons, residents or non-residents, 
shall take or catch oysters, clams or scallops within the 
waters of this Town, by dredging or dragging for the 
same, under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents 
for each and every offence; one-half of said fine to go to the 
complainant and the other half to the Overseers of Town 
Poor for the support of said poor. 

Recorded by Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol. III,x>p. 102-105.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, April 5.] 

Meeting of Trustees, held on the 5th day of April, 1859. 
Resolved, that the Trustees employ Lawyer McCoun to 
go to Smithtown, to conduct a suit agamst the Lowndeses 
for dredging for oysters in Northport harbor. 

Resolved, that the Trustees deposit twenty-five dollars 
with J. L. Smith to conduct a suit against Mr. Peck, to re- 
cover interest on mortgage against him. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 140-11,) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 447 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, April 30.] 

Meeting of the Trustees held at the inn of Stephen C. 
Rogers, on the 30th day of April, 1859. 

On application (jf William Spriggs and Charles S. Hartt 
to put down fish pounds in Northport harbor for the pur- 
pose of catching fish: 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees grant permission 
to \Vm. Spriggs and Charles S. Hartt to put down two 
pounds in Northport harbor for the purpose of catching 
fish, and that said Wm. Spriggs and C. S. Hartt shall pay 
to the town, three dollars per year for five years for said 
privilege. 

Resolved, That Mr. McCoun make application for an 
injunction to serve on the City Island oystermen. 

Resolved, That Gilbert Carll and Israel Carll be a com- 
mittee to receive proposals from the City Island oystermen 
to settle the question as regards taking oysters. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres't. 
' Recorded by Israel Carll, Clerk. 

{Trustees Proceedings, Vol 1, 2W- 112-43.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, May 7.] 

Meeting of Trustees held at the inn of Stephen C. Rog- 
ers on May 8th, 1859. 

Resolved, That Gilbert Carll, the President of this Board 
and Brewster Conklin, one of the Trustees, be and are 
hereby requested in behalf of the town to execute the un- 
dertaking required by section 222 of the Code of Procedure, 
on getting out an injunction order in the action commenced 



448 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

in behalf of the Town, as against John H. Lowndes and 
others, restraining the defendants therein from dredging for 
oysters in the harbors and bays of the Town, and that the 
said town will indemnify and save the said Gilbert Carll 
and Brewster Conklin, harmless against any loss or damage 
by or in consequence of these said undertakings. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Israel Carll, Clerk. 
(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol I, pp. 14t-45.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, May 25.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held at the house of Alexander 
Johnson, May 25th, 1859. 

The Trustees and the Commissioners of Highways met 
to survey the public landing adjoining Williams' dock, and 
run a line between Alexander Sammis and the public land- 
ing, and notified Mr. Horthorn to remove the bushes that 
he put on the public land in front of his house. Likewise 
notified Thomas Scudder to move his temporary fence 
that he has put on said public land. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Israel Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 148 49.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, May 28.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held at the inn of Stephen C. 
Rogers, May 28th, 1859. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 449^ 

Resolved, That on petition of the inhabitants of the East 
Street of the village of Huntington, for the purpose of 
fencing in the Green and making a public park for the ben- 
efit of the public, 

Resolved, That the Trustees relinquish their jurisdiction 
of said Green to the inhabitants for the purpose of making 
said park, 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Josiah Smith, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 149 50 ) 



[A WATERING PLACE.] 

[1859, July 22.] 

A card (map on file) of a public watering place situated 
in the eastern portion of the village of Huntington, en- 
closed and occupied by Mr. Henry Place, containing 3 
roods and 4 rods of ground. The bearings are as follows, 
viz. : starting from the north end adjoining the highway 
leading to Dix Hills, running S. 43 deg. E. 5 chains, 63 
links; thence S. 14^ deg. W. 2.14 chains; thence N. io|^ 
deg. W. 98 links; thence N. 361 deg. W. 52 Imks ; thence 
N. 2ii deg. E. 1.09 chains; thence N. 40 deg. W. 75 links ; 
thence N. 51 deg. VV. 69 links; thence N. 2 deg. E. 1.24 
chains ; thence N. 241 deg. W. 56 links ; thence N. 59I deg. 
E. 35 links to the place of beginning. 

Surveyed per order of the Trustees of Town of Hun- 
tington, July 22d, 1859 by Ebenezer G. Piatt. 
{File No. 387 ) 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, Sept. 6.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held at the inn of Stephen C. 
Rogers, Sept. 6th, 1859. 



450 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Town sell to Milton 
G. Smith, the privileges in front of his dock or property 
at Northport, now occupied by Moses B. Hartt, for the 
sum of one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents. 
Said property fronts 495 feet on the shore and to run 75 
feet off from the shore at low water maik into the harbor, 
with the privilege to dock the whole of said premises. 
The suit now pending to be discontinued and each party 
to pay his own expenses. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Israel Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 155) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO DAVID CARLL.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, Nov. 15.] 

Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to David 
Carll, dated November 15th, 1859. 

Premises described as follows : All that water lot and 
land under water, lying in front of the land owned and 
occupied by the parties of the second part, on the east side 
of Northport Harbor in said Town of Huntington, be- 
tween land of Milton G. Smith on the north, and land of 
Joseph S. Lewis on the south, the said water lot to com- 
mence at high water mark on the shore adjoining said land 
and to extend the whole width of the front of said land so 
owned by them, (being about 195 feet more or less), and 
two hundred feet westerl}^ into the harbor, for the purpose 
of occupying the same for a dock and railway to build and 
repair vessels. 

Term, twelve 3'ears from date. 

Rent, three dollars per year. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 45 1 

And the said parties of the first part, in consideration of 
the premises and of one dollar to them in hand paid by 
the parties of the second part, hereby promise and agree 
to and with the parties of the second part to make, execute 
and deliver to them a new lease, similar in all respects, 
(except as to the amount of rent), to this and to run the 
same period of twelve years, upon the due request and ap- 
plication of said party of the second part, made within 
three months prior to the expiration of this lease, said new 
lease to contain such reservation and covenant for the pay- 
ment of such sum as rent as shall then be agreed upon by 
the parties. And if the said parties shall not be able to 
agree, as to the amount of annual ]-ent to be paid for said 
extended time, it shall be decided by arbitrators, one of 
whom shall be chosen by each part}^ with power to said 
arbitrators, in case of their disagreement, to choose an um- 
pire and the decision, whether of said arbitrators or of said 
umpire, shall bind the parties and be the sum to be in- 
serted in said renewed lease as annual rent. And the 
same proceeding shall be had for a renewal and the fixing 
of the rent for the new term as often as the lease or any 
renewed term thereof shall expire or be about to expire as 
herein above provided. 

{Leases and Deeds, Vol. 1, 2>p. 115-16) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[x\bstract.J 
[1859, ^^ov. 19.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees, held at the house of 
Francis Olmstead, Northport, on November 19th, 1859: 

Resolved, That the privilege of selling sand from Eaton's 
Neck Beach be sold at auction for the term of five years. 



452 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and that payments be made half yearly to the President, 
security given for the payment if required. The pur- 
chaser to take possession on the seventh of February i860. 
The beach was sold to David Carll for three hundred 
dollars per year. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by Israel Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 156-57.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ELBERT ARTHUR 
AND OTHERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1859, Dec. I.] 

Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Elbert 
Arthur, William Gardiner, David and Jesse Carll, dated 
December ist, 1859. 

Premises described as follows : All that part of Eaton's 
Neck Beach belonging to the Town of Huntington, bounded 
on the east by Elbert Arthur; on the north by Long Isl- 
and Sound; on the west by Charles Jones; on the south by 
Northport Harbor, to the place of beginning, for the only 
purpose of selling sand for their own benefit, and likewise 
to have the privilege of building or erecting a dock or 
other conveniences for the purpose of loading said sand. 

Term, five years from Feb. 7th, i860. 

Rent, three hundred dollars per year. 

Recorded bv Josiah Smith, 

Town Clerk. 
{Leases and Deeds, Vol. I, pp. 117-19.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 453 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO HENRY S. 
SAMMIS.] 

[Abstract,] 
[i860, Jan. 12.] 

Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Henry 
S. Sammis, dated Jan. 12th, i860. 

Premises described as follows : All of a certain piece of 
land covered with water around and on which the dock 
now stands at Northport, bounded as follows : beginning 
fifteen feet southeast of the southeasterly corner of the 
present dock, as it now stands, thence running westerly to 
the channel, thence northerly by the channel thirty feet 
north of the present dock, thence easterly to the highway 
on the shore, thence southerly one hundred and twenty- 
seven feet to the place of beginning, for the express pur- 
pose of a dock. 

Term, twenty-one years from Feb. 25th, 1857. 

Rent, two dollars per year. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

Lease to be extended twenty-one years longer at the 
option of the Lessee on terms to be then agreed upon. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 122-23.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JESSE JARVIS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, Jan. 12.] 

Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Jesse 
Jarvis, dated January 12th, i860. 

Premises described as follows: all of a certain piece of 
land covered with water on the south side of the dock at 



454 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Northport, bounded as follows : beginning fifteen feet 
southeast of the southeasterly corner of the dock as it now 
stands, thence running westerly to the channel, thence 
southerly by the channel one hundred and fifteen feet, 
thence easterly to the highway, thence northerly one hun- 
dred and fifteen feet to the place of beginning. 

Term, twenty one years from Feb. 25th, 1857. 

Rent, two dollars per year. 

To be renewed at option of lessee for twenty-one years 
longer on such terms as may then be agreed upon. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, -pp. 120-21.) 



[HUNTINGTON AND OYSTER BAY BOUNDARY 

LINE.] 

[i860, March i.J 

Whereas, a dispute has arisen between the officers of the 
Town of Oyster Bay, in the County of Queens, and the 
officers of the Town of Huntington, in the County of Suf- 
folk, respecting the boundary of said Towns which con- 
stitutes the dividing line between them, and whereas such 
dispute has been represented to me by the ofificers of said 
Towns to wit: bv David R. Floyd Jones, Supervisor of 
the Towm of Oyster Bay, in the County of Queens, and 
Charles A. Floyd, Supervisor of the Town of Huntington, 
in the County of Suffolk, now therefore pursuant to Section 
5, Title and Chapter 8, Part I of Revised Statutes of this 
State, I do hereby determine and declare that the line as 
hereinafter particularly set forth and described is the line 
by law intended and established as the dividing line be- 
tween the aforesaid Towns of Oyster Bay and Hunting- 
ton, viz : beginning at a point at the head of Cold Spring 
where formerly stood a white oak tree with H marked on 



J 



HUNTIXGTON TOWN RECORDS. 455 

one side and O on the other and now a heap of stones, as 
fixed on and determined by Thomas Townsend, Nathaniel 
Coles and John Wicks, Commissioners appointed on the 
part of Oyster Bay, and Thomas Powell and Abiel Titus, 
Commissioners appointed on the part of Huntington, in 
the year 1684, as the head of Cold Spring, from thence 
southerly in a direct and straight line to the head of the 
river on the south side of the Island called by the Indians 
Nome of Waunskituc and by the inhabitants Lattin's 
Creek, at a monument there, and on which part of the line 
monuments have been erected along the whole extent 
thereof at distances of one mile from each other, agreeable 
to a map made thereof by William J. Weeks, a surveyor 
emploj^ed for that purpose by David R. Floyd Jones, a 
Commissioner appointed on the part of Queens County, 
and Charles A. Floyd, a Commissioner on the part of Suf- 
folk County, and under their direction, which map is here- 
with filled in the office of the Secretary of State, reference 
thereto will more fully and at large appear ; and from 
said monument, at the head of said river or creek, south- 
erly through the middle of said creek till it comes oppo- 
site the southeast point of Oyster Bay south meadows 
and from thence westerly to the southeast point of said 
meadows at a monument there fixed by Richard Hatfield, 
Ebenezer Purdy and Elias Newman of Westchester 
County, Commissioners appointed under an Act of the 
Legislature to settle and determine such part of the line 
of division between the Towns of Oyster Bay and Hun- 
tington as is therein mentioned, passed Feb. 17th, 1797, 
and from thence southerly to the northernmost island or 
marsh on the South Bay, called Townsend Island, at a 
monument erected by said Commissioners on the north 
side thereof ; and from said last mentioned monument in 
one continued straight line across the said Bay and 
marshes to the beach at a monument there erected by said 



4S6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Commissioners, and from thence in the same direction to 
the Atlantic Ocean ; and again beginning at the heap of 
stones at the head of Cold Spring and from thence north- 
erly till it comes to the brook or flow of water, and thence 
northerly through the middle of the brook and mill pond 
till it comes to a monument on the lower or northernmost 
mill dam, and from thence northerly along the middle of 
the main channel of the Bay, on or near the eastern shore, 
until it comes to the middle of the channel between 03's- 
ter Bay beach and Huntington beach and so on northerly 
as the line now runs to a spot known and designated as 
Fleet's Hole, and thence northerly through the middle of 
Fleet's Hole till it comes to the boundaries between Henry 
Lloyd, of Queens Village, and the Township of Hunting- 
ton on the beach, as established by Commissioners in 
1734, and from thence easterl}^ the middle of the channel 
to be the bounds between the manor of Queens Village 
andtheTown of Huntington, till it comes to a certain weir 
erected by the inhabitants of Huntington for the taking 
and catching of fish and from thence northerly to the 
middle of the inlet, river or creek between the upland of 
Queens Village and the upland of Huntington, West Neck ; 
from thence running easterly along the middle of said 
inlet or river or creek, until it comes against a point of 
Queens Village shore, called Conklin's Point, and from 
thence upon a straight line to that part of the river or 
creek that runs between the outward point of the east 
beach, putting off from Queens Village shore and the high- 
est* land upon Huntington shore, and 1 do hereby declare, 
at the request of the before named gentlemen, Jones and 
Floyd, the representatives of the two Towns interested, as 

[*This word "highest" is an error, as in all the previous rec- 
ords the word is "nighest." The surveyor no doubt intended 
to follow the description given in the award of a former Com- 
mission, dated May 30th, 1734, {See Vol. II, printed Town Rec- 
ords, page 377) but mistook the word. — C. R. S.] 



J 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 457 

well as my conviction of the justice thereof and in con- 
formity to the Statute in that case made and provided, that 
the line established as aforesaid, shall not affect the title 
or possession of any person or persons along the said line 
either in the confirmation of title or in impairing the same, 
bvit for the purpose of jurisdiction only ; that property 
now or hei-etofore bounded by the Suffolk or Queens 
County line or Oyster Bay or Huntington line shall con- 
tinue to be bounded by the line as heretofore supposed to 
exist and not by the line herein established. 

Given under my hand at the office of the State 
Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New 
York, this first day of March, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and sixt}'. 

Van R. Richmond, 
State Engineer and Surveyor. 
I certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the decree 
made in the above matter by Van R. Richmond, State 
Engineer and Surveyor, and that the original is filed in 
the ofi'ice of the Secretary of State, together with the map 
accompanying the same, and I do furthe)- certify that I 
have filed in the County Clerk's office of Suffolk County a 
certified copy, under the hand and seal of office of the Sec- 
retary of State, of the above decree. 

) Commissioner for Suffolk 
C. A. Floyd > County and Supervisor of 

) Huntington. 
Recorded by Josiah Smith, Town Clerk. 
{Highways, Vol. B. pp. 70-73.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO HUNTINGTON DOCK 
COMPANY.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, March 12.] 
Lease — Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Hun- 



458 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tington Dock Co., dated March 12, i860. 

Premises described as follows : All of a certain piece of 
land covered with water on the west side of Huntington 
Harbor, adjoining the lands of Piatt Conklin and Brewster 
Conklin, bounded as follows : beginning at the southwest 
corner at high water mark, adjoining the land of Brewster 
Conklin and running northerly two hundred and ten feet 
into the harbor, thence easterly parallel with the shore 
fifty -five feet, thence southerly to high water mark on the 
shore, adjoining the land of Piatt Conklin, thence westerly 
along the shore sixty-five feet to the place of beginning, 
for the express purpose of building a dock thereon. 

Term, fifteen years from March 12th, i860. 

Rent, two dollars and fifty cents a year. 

Lease to be extended fifteen years longer at the option 
of the lessee on terms to be then agreed upon. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp- 124-25.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JACOB SCUDDER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, INLarch 29.] 

Lease of the Trustees of the Town of Huntington to 
Jacob Scudder, dated March 29th, i860. 

Premises described as follows : all of a certain piece of 
common land adjoining the highway on the east side of 
Huntington Harbor, and nearly opposite the house of the 
said Jacob Scudder. The said piece of land to be twenty 
feet north and south and twelve east and west, for the pur- 
pose of erecting a horse shed thereon, 20 feet by 12 feet. 

Term, fifteen years from March 29th, i860. 

Rent, one dollar per 3^ear. 

{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 126-27.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 459- 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, April 3.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting-- 
ton, held April 3, i860, at the house of Elias Smith in said 
Town, the following Acts were passed and Town Officers 
elected : 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Gilbert Carll. Trustees, Brewster Conklin, Elias Baylis, 
Elkanah Soper, Smith Burr, Elbert Carll, Henry M. 
Purdy. Justice of the Peace, William W. Wood. Town 
Clerk, Jeffrey A. WoodhuU. Overseers of Poor, Lemuel 
Carll, Timothy J. Terry. Commissioner of Highways, 
George W. Devoe. Assessor, Noah Seaman. Collector,, 
Jesse Conklin. Constables, Nathaniel H. Kelcy, Abel C. 
Vail, Alfred B. Underbill, Charles E. Ketcham. Pound 
Masters, David S. Conklin, Charles E. Ketcham. Over- 
seers of Highways, George W. Smith and sixty-one others. 

Resolved, That two thousand seven hundred and fifty 
dollars be raised by tax this year for the support of the 
poor and seven hundred and fifty dollars for contingent 
expenses. 

Resolved, That all persons be projiibited from putting 
down stakes or buoys in any of the waters of the Town of 
Huntington, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in any 
way obstruct fishing with nets, without the permission of 
the Trustees of said Town, under a penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents. Also raise those already put down; 
one half to go to the complainant, the other half to the 
Overseer of the Poor for the use and benefit of the poor 
of said Town. 

Resolved, That no person other than a resident of the 
Town of Huntington shall take or catch any oysters,, 
clams, eels, horsefeet, scallops or mussels, within the 



460 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

bounds of said Town, under the penalty of twelve dollars 
and fifty cents for each and every offence; the complainant 
to have one half of the above fine, the other half to go to 
the Overseers of the Poor, for the use and benefit of the 
poor of said Town. (The Town of Islip excepted.) 

Resolved, That the grass on the islands and beach, on 
the South Side of this Town, belonging to said Town, be 
hired out at Babylon. 

Resolved, That no person, resident or non-resident, shall 
take or catch oysters, clams or scallops within the waters 
of this Town by dredging or dragging for the same, under 
the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents for each and 
every offence; one half of said fine to go to the complainant 
and the other half to the Overseers of the Town Poor, for 
the support of the said poor. 

Resolved, That the Resolutions or Acts passed this day 
be published in the two Town papers for two weeks. 

Resolved, That the Supervisor, President of Trustees, 
Overseers of the Poor and Commissioners of Highways 
make a report of all moneys received and disbursed by 
them, and in what manner during the past year, and also 
report all mone}S in their hands or care, belonging to the 
Town, and that said report be published with the Town 
Laws passed at this ,Town Meeting, once in both of the 
papers published in this Town, within one month after this 
date. 

Recorded by J. A. WoodhuU, Clei'k. 
{Towji Meetings, Vol III, pp. 106-11 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[x\bstract.] 
[i860. May 26.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held at the house of Elias 
Smith. Long Swamp, on May 26, i860., 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 461 

On application of William L. Titus to purchase the right 
and title and interest of the shore under the old dock 
which he now holds a lease from the Trustees, lying in 
Centreport Harbor, adjoining his mill dock, for the pur- 
pose of putting it in good order for the use of the public. 

Resolved, That the Trustees sell \Vm. L. Titus all the 
right, title and interest they have in the shore adjoining 
his land under the old dock, which he now holds a lease 
from the Trustees for, at Centreport Harbor, adjoining his 
mill dock, for the sum of twenty-five dollars. 

On application of Andrew Ketcham to have the Island 
called "The Grout" — Resolved, that the Board of Trustees 
lease to Andrew Ketcham the Island called "The Grout" 
for five years at three dollars per 3-ear. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by B. Conklin, 

Clerk. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 169-70.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ANDREW KETCHAM.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, July I.] 

Lease of Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Andrew 
Ketcham, dated July ist, i860. 

Premises described as follows : all of those two small 
islands with the thatch beds thereunto attached, known as 
the great and little Grouts, situated in the South Bay in 
the said Town of Huntington. 

Term, five years from July ist, i860. 

Rent, three dollars per year. 

[Deeds and Leases hy Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 130-31.) 



462 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO W. G. GARDINER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, July I.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to William 
G. Gardiner, dated July i, i860. 

Premises described as follows : All of a cei-tain piece of 
land covered with water situated on Eaton's Neck, at a 
place called Winkle Point, and bounded as follows : be- 
ginning' at high water mark on the shore and running 
southerly into the harbor, one hundred and fifty feet, 
thence westerly forty feet, thence northerly to high water 
mark on the shore, thence easterl}' twelve feet to place of 
beginning. 

Term, fifteen years from the above date. 

Rate, three dollars per year. 

{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 133-35.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[i860, Nov. 16.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held at the house of Alexander 
Johnson, Nov. 16, i860. 

Whereas, it has been represented that the public landing 
on the east side of Huntington Harbor has been obstructed 
by fence lately erected — Resolved, that all persons having 
occasion to use said landing, be hereby authorized to 
remove such obstructions and that the Trustees will 
protect such persons in said removal. 

Gilbert Carll, Pres. 
Recorded by B. Conklin, 

Clerk. 
(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 173.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 463 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JOSEPH CONKLIN.] 

[Abstract.] 
[186 1, March 26.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to Joseph 
ConkHn, dated March 26, 1861. 

Premises described as follows: all of a certain piece of 
land at Huntington Harbor, lying opposite the late resi- 
dence of George W. Conklin, deceased, bounded as 
follows : beginning on the west side of the highway oppo- 
site the northwest corner of the old store, running westerly 
to high water mark, thence southerly by high water mark 
until it comes opposite the southwest corner of the garden 
fence, thence easterly on a line with the garden fence to 
the west V side of the highway, thence northerly- on the 
west side of the highway to the place of beginning. 

Term, five years from the last Tuesday in March, 1861. 

Rent, one dollar per year. 

{Deerls and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 136-37. j 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ORLANDO ROGERS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1861, March 26.] 

Lease of Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Orlando 
Rogers, Thomas Rogers, David Wood, Jr., and Alanson 
Wood, dated March 26, 1861. 

Premises described as follows : a certain piece of land 
covered with water at the head of Northport Harbor, at a 
place called James Point, bounded westerly by the high- 
way, easterly by the channel, to be seventy feet front and 
rear, which land included is for the express purpose of 



464 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

building a dock in such a manner as not to imcumber the 
highway at the head of the dock. 

Term, fifteen years from the above date. 

Rent, one dollar and fifty cents per year. 

Lease to be renewed at the option of the lessee on such 
terms as maj' then be agreed upon. 

(Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 128-29.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 



[1861, April 2.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held April 2, 1861, at the house of Elias Smith in said 
Town, the following Acts were passed and Town Officers 
elected. 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Brewster Conklin. Trustees, Elias Baily, Gilbert Carll, 
Henry M. Purdy, Elkanah Soper, Elbert Carll, Abel C. 
Vail. Town Clerk, Jeffrey A. Woodhull. Justice of the 
Peace, William Henry Monfort. Commissioner of High- 
way's, Stephen Leek. Overseers of the Poor, Lemuel 
Carll, Timothy J. Terry. Assessor, Richard J. Cornelius. 
Collector, Jesse Conklin. Constables, Zenas Ivens, Abel 
C. Vail, Henry Tilden, Charles E. Ketcham. Pound 
Masters, David S. Conklin, Charles E. Ketcham. Over- 
seers of Highways, George W. Smith and sixty-five others. 

Resolved, That all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes and buoys, in any of the waters of the Town 
of Huntington, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in 
any way obstruct fishing with nets, without the per- 
mission of the Trustees of said Town, under the penalty of 
twelve dollars and fifty cents. Also raise those already 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 465 

put down; one half to go to the complainant, the other 
half to the Overseers of the Poor for the use and benefit 
of the poor of said Town. 

Resolved, That no person, resident or non-resident, shall 
take or catch oysters, clams or scallops within the waters 
of this Town, by dredging or dragging for the same, 
under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents for 
each and ever}- offence; one half of said line to go to the 
Overseers of the Poor for the support of said poor. 

Resolved, That the interest of five thousand dollars be- 
longing to the Town of Huntington, in the care of the 
Trustees, be applied to the reduction of taxes the ensuing 
year, and that the President of Trustees pay the same to 
the proper authorities to receive it, in the month of 
January, 1862. 

Recorded by J. A, Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 112 17.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO W. W. WOOD.] 

[Abstract.] 
[186 1, June 9.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to Wm. W. 
Wood, dated June 9, 1861. 

Premises described as follows : a certain piece of land 
covered with water at the west side of Huntington Harbor, 
bounded as follows : starting twenty-four feet from the 
northwest corner of the mill and running northwesterly 
ninety feet, then northerly one hundred and sixty feet, and 
then westerly to high water mark, which land included is 
for the purpose of building a dock in such manner as not 
to incumber the highway at the head of said dock. 

Term, twenty-one years from date. 

Rent, three dollars per year. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

{Deeds and Leases bij Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 138-4:0.) 



466 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1861, Oct. 5.] 

Meeting of the Trustees at the house of Gideon Seaman, 
Deer Park, on Oct. 5th, 1861. 

Resolved, That Brewster Conkhn, Gilbert Carll and 
Elbert Carll be a committee to effect a settlement with 
Wm. S. Mason as counsel in the oyster suits now pending 
in the Supreme Court. 

Brewster Conklix, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. f, p. 123 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1861, Dec. 5.] 

Meeting of the Trustees at the house of Gideon Seaman 
on December 5th, 1861. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees will carry the 
oyster suit to the Court of Appeals, and that they employ 
J. L. Smith, Esq., as counsel. 

Resolved, That Brewster Conklin and Gilbert Carll be 
a committee to wait on Mr. Smith and consult with him 
concerning the oyster suit and likewise about commencing 
a suit against Samuel P. Hartt on account of his shipyard 
and railways for hauling out vessels at Northport harbor. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 183) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 46/ 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, Feb. 15.] 

Meeting of the Trustees at the house of Elias Smith, 
Long Swamp, on Feb. 15th, 1862. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees will release unto 
Elisha F. Richardson, one hundred acres on the southwest 
corner of the tract of land mortgaged by Edgar F. Peck 
to the Town of Huntington, and now owned by the said 
Richardson, on his paying the President of this Board the 
pro rata amount of the sale to the said E. F. Peck. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 185.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1862, April I.] 

At the annual Tow^n Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held April ist, 1862, at the house of Elias Smith in 
said town, the following acts were passed and Town officers 
elected : 

Supervisor, Charles, A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Brewster Conkhn. Trustees, Elias Baylis, Gilbert Carll, 
Thomas Ireland, Elkanah Soper, Elbert Carll, Abel C. \'ail. 
Town Clerk, Jeffrey A. WoodhuU. Justice of Peace, 
Tmiothy S. Carll (full termj, Francis B. Olmstead (vacancy). 
Collector, Jesse Conkhn. Overseers of the Poor. Charles 
C. Tappen, Henry M. Purdy. Commissioners ol High- 
ways, Stymest Sam mis (full term), Ezra VV. Seaman (va- 
cancy). Assessor, Bryan Skidmore. Constables, Henrv 
Tilden, Nathaniel Kelcy, Abel C. Vail, Charles E. Ketcham. 



468 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Pound Masters, David S. Conklin, Charles E. Ketcham. 
Overseers of Highways, Elbert Arthur and sixty-seven 
others. 

Resolved, That the interest of $5,000, belonging to the 
Town of Huntington in the care of the Trustees, be ap- 
plied to the reduction of Town taxes the ensuing 3'ear, and 
that the Trustees pay the same to the proper authorities to 
receive it, ni the month of January, 1863. 

That all persons be prohibited from putting down stakes 
and buoys in any of the waters of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in any way ob- 
struct fishing with nets, without the permission of the 
Trustees of said town, under the penalty of twelve dollars 
and fifty cents; also to raise those already put down; one- 
half to go to the complainant, the other half to the Over- 
seers of the Poor, for the use and benefit of the poor of 
said town. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Tow7i Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 118-25.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO UNITED STATES.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, April 12.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to United 
States, dated April 12, 1862. 

This Indenture made this twelfth day of April, in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, between 
the Trustees of the Town of Huntington, in the County of 
Suffolk and State of New York, of the first part, and the 
United States of America of the second part 

Witnesseth : That the said party of the first part for and 
in consideration of one dollar, do lease unto the said 
United States as aforesaid, so much of the land belonging 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 469 

to the said Town of Hunington, lying on the Great South 
Bay within the bounds of said Town, on the east side of 
the new inlet recently made, as the said United States 
may want for the purpose of placing a Life Saving Station 
house thereon, and to have and to hold the same so long as 
the said United States may want for the uses and purposes 
for which said houses are erected on the Long Island coast. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, p. 141.) 



[THE CALL TO ARMS.] 

[1862, August 12.] 

To J. Amherst Woodhull, Clerk of the Town of Hun- 
tington : 

The undersigned respectfully request that a Special 
Town Meeting be immediately called, to take in consider- 
ation the appropriation of moneys to be used in securing 
our Town quota of recruits for the war, and providing for 
the families of such recruits. — Dated Huntington (Town), 
Suffolk Co., N. Y., Aug. i2th, 1862, 

Geo. Carll, William Jarvis, Aaron Jarvis, J. H. 
Culver, M. D., John H. Duryea, Andrew Ketcham, J. 
Seaman, David Carll, William Muncev, Charles 
Wood, John R. Reid, Selah C. SxMith, Samuel Mun- 
cev.* 

{File No. 391 ) 

[* This is the first paper reached that refers to the then ex- 
isting Civil War — the RebelHon of the Southern States. One 
year and four months had elapsed since the war began by the 
attack on Fort Sumter. Fort Donaldson had been captured ; 
the battles of Pittsburg Landing and of Malvern Hill had been 
fought, and many others of less note. New Orleans had been 
captured by the Union forces. A war loan had been asked for 



470 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE POSTED NOTICE.] 
[1862, Aug. 13.] 

Special Town Meeting. 
In accordance with an application in writing to me di- 
rected, signed by twelve or more persons eligible to the 
office of Supervisor of the Town of Huntington, and at 
the request of the President of the Board of Trustees, a 
special Town Meeting will be held at the house of Elias 
Smith, Long Swamp, on Saturday, Aug. 16, 1862 at i o'clock 
P. M., to take into consideration the appropriations of 
moneys to be used in securing our Town quota of recruits 
for the war, and providing for the families of such recruits; 
and a vote will be taken by ballot of the legal voters of 
said Town to decide the question of the authorizing of 
an appropriation of some part of the moneys now held by 
the Trustees belonging to the Town of Huntington, for 
that purpose. On such ballots shall be printed or written 
the words, "For the Appropriation or Against the Appro- 

of $250,000,000 ; the Legal Tender Act had been passed ; the 
celebrated conflict between the Merrimac and Monitor had 
taken place ; 500,000 men had ah-eady been called into the 
field by President Lihcoln, when, on July ist of this year, the 
President, at the request of the Governors of eighteen States, 
made the call for 300,000 more volunteers, referred to in the 
above paper. Not only had preparations for war been made 
on a gigantic scale, but the armies on both sides had become 
disciplined in the service by nearly one year and a half of san- 
guinary fighting, and at this time the storm of battle may be 
said to have raged along the whole line between the Northern 
and Southern States, with varying success, and the most in- 
tense excitement prevailed in every city and hamlet through- 
out the entire country. An enrollment had been made of all 
persons between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, and 
a draft from the roll was inevitable unless volunteers were en- 
listed sufficient to meet the calls made for soldiers. The plan 
subsequently adopted, of offering bounties for volunteers and 
providing for their families u'hile in the service, was doubtless 
the best that could have been devised. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 47 1 

priation." The polls at such election will be opened at 2 
o'clock P. M., and closed at sundown on that day. 

Given at the Town Clerk's office, in the Town ot Hun- 
tington, this 13th day of August, 1862. 

J. A. WoodhuU, Town Clerk. 
[File No. 389.) 



[ORGANIZATION OF THE FINANCE 

COMMITTEE.] 

1862, Aug-. 13.] 

The Committee being present, adopted the name of 

"Huntington Union Bounty and Relief Committee ;" also 

decided to offer $5 to any person procuring a volunteer to 

the war, who is allowed to count toward the quota of the 

Town. 

Aug. 18, 1862. 

A meeting of the Huntington Union Bounty and Relief 

Committee was held at the house of Geo. A. Scudder; all 

the members were present. On motion, Townsend Jones 

was appointed Chairman and Geo. A. Scudder Secretary 

and Treasurer. After a consideration of the duties to be 

performed by the Committee, the meeting adjourned to 

Saturday, 23d inst., half-past 2 P. M., to meet at the hotel 

of S. C. Rogers. 

Aug. 23. 

The Committee met pursuant to adjournment; all the 

members present. H. H. Wells and Fayette Gould were 

appointed Auditing Committee. Adjourned to meet at 

the same place on Wednesday, 27th inst., at 2 o'clock, P. M. 

{File N'K 396 ) 

[ Note.— The Secretary and Treasurer, George A. Scudder, 
has in his possession a book and papers containing a record of 
the numerous meetings of the Committee, and also a state- 
ment in detail of the moneys received and disbursed. Dupli- 
cates of these accounts have been filed in the Town Clerk's 
office and will be found in subsequent pages of this book. — C. 
R.S.] 



472 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. A WAR FUND OF 
THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS VOTED.] 

[1862, Aug. 16.] 

At a special Town Meeting called by the Clerk of the 
Town of Huntington, in accordance with an application to 
him, addressed in writing, signed by twelve or more per- 
sons eligible to the office of Supervisor of said Town, and 
at the request of the President of the Board of Trustees, 
held at the house of Elias Smith, Long Swamp, on Satur- 
day, the i6th day of August, 1862, the following resolutions 
were adopted unanimously : 

Whereas, The Adjutant General of the State of New 
York, has issued his order calling upon each county and 
town in the State for its quota of conscripts, to aid the 
Federal Government in putting down the wicked Rebellion 
now desolating our once happy and united country; and 

Whereas, We, the citizens of the Town of Huntington, 
feeling ready to vindicate its loyalty, to uphold its honor 
and carry out its professions of patriotism bv acts rather 
than words, and to av^oid the stigma of having its quota of 
men raised by a draft instead of voluntary recruits; and 

Whereas, A number of propositions have been suggested 
of raising money for paving a bount}' to the Town quota 
of voluntary recruits, the well known illegality of most of 
the propositions being perfectly apparent, therefore the 
following is respectfully offered as the least objectionable 
and less liable to lead to litigation; therefore 

Resolved, That we, the legal voters of the Town of Hun- 
tington in special Town Meeting assembled, do hereby 
authorize a vote by ballot to be taken this da}-, and we 
do hereby empower the Trustees of this Town, if by such 
vote it appears that a majority of the legal votes cast at 
such election are in favor of such an appropriation, to raise 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 473 

by loan or otherwise at their discretion, the sum of thirty 
thousand dollars; and that they be authorized if necessary, 
to pledge any of the bonds and mortgages or other vouchers 
belonging to the Town of Huntington, as collateral secur- 
ity for the payment of said loan and interest that may 
accrue thereon, or use and take any of the funds now on 
hand to aid in making up the amount. 

Resolved, That five responsible persons be appointed by 
this meeting to receive and disburse the said amount to 
those volunteering in the ranks of the company or com- 
panies raised by this Town, in such amounts pro rata as it 
may appear upon the official report, will be the number to 
be drafted from this Town under the present call. That 
Townsend Jones, Geo. A. Scudder. Edmund A. Bunce, 
Henry M. Purdy and Isaac Willetsbe such committee, and 
that a bounty of not less than one hundred dollars, be given 
by such committee, to each volunteer.* 

[*It was comparatively an easy matter for the people to 
come together in Town Meeting and resolve to raise and apply 
^30,000 to pay the expenses of procuring the quota of soldiers 
which it fell to the lot of this Town to raise, but it became 
necessary to immediately devise ways and means for raising 
the money and adopt some carefully matured plan for disburs- 
ing such moneys in a way to best accomplish the end in view. 
The Town was required to put into the field 263 men, in a 
short space of time, or submit to a draft. There was no time 
for raising the amount by the assessment and collection of a 
tax on property, in the ordinary way, and no authority of law 
was found for pledging the credit of the Town for an advance 
of the money, or even for the use of the money and securities 
then held by the Town officers, for such a purpose. This com- 
pelled the people to proceed in this matter outside of the reg- 
ular functions of the Town government. The first step, there- 
fore, was to appoint a committee of citizens, and vest certain 
officials with authority to raise the money ; sixty-two patriotic 
citizens coming forward and pledging their credit to the ex- 
tent of $500 each — amounting to the whole sum of $30,000 — 
that the committee and officials empowered should be held 
harmless on account of their acts There was in the hands of 
the Trustees of the Town, at this time, about $10,000 in money 



474 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Resolved, That during the war an appropriation of six 
dollars per month be paid to the wife of each of said vol- 
unteers, and the sum 6f one dollar and fift}^ cents per month, 
be paid to each child of said volunteer, between the ages 
of two and ten years. 

Resolved, That an invitation be extended to those per- 
sons, feeling willing to indemnify the Trustees of this Town, 

and in bonds, secured by mortgages, arising principally from 
the sale of the pine plains a few years before. The President 
of the Board of Trustees, Brewster Conklin, immediately dis- 
posed of all these securities and paid over the $10,000 for war 
purposes. He then borrowed money on notes sufficient to 
make up the whole sum of $30,000. As we have seen, the peo- 
ple had appointed a committee, consisting of Townsend Jones, 
George A. Scudder and Edmund A. Bunce, of the North Side 
of the Town, and Henry M. Purdy and Isaac Willets, of the 
South Side, for the purpose of disbursing all war funds, giving 
them instructions concerning the payment of bounties and the 
support of the families of those who enlisted in the service. 
This machinery for raising and disbursing the moneys required 
was put in good hands, the members of the committee being 
men of the highest character, financial standing and business 
capacity. As the war lasted longer than was at first anticipated, 
new levies of men were called for from time to time, and other 
large appropriations of money were made, so that the work of 
this committee was extended over a period of several years ; 
and the people of the Town are under a lasting debt of grati- 
tude to them for their long period of careful and arduous work, 
a labor for which they refused to receive any compensation 
whatever. The irregularities attending the raising of money 
for war purposes, in the beginning, were afterwards legalized 
by various acts of the Legislature of this State, so that those 
who pledged their credit for the war fund were not called upon 
to reimburse the agents of the Town on account of moneys 
raised. The accounts of moneys for war purposes, which 
passed through the hands of the President of the Board of 
Trustees of the Town, appears in his financial statements, print- 
ed in subsequent papers; and the disbursements made by the 
Union Finance Committee, of which Townsend Jones was 
Chairman, and George A. Scudder Secretary and Treasurer, 
appear in their report, also printed in subsequent papers. The 
papers show that a very large share of the work was done by 
Mr. George A. Scudder.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



475 



in making such appropriation against any loss that may 
arise, in carying out the foregoing resolution, to hand in 
their names and the amount for which each will be willing 
to subscribe for that purpose, — when the following names 
were given and the sum named, as the amount for which 
they were willing to become bound to carry out the same: 



Wm. W. Wood 
F. G. Sammis 
H. G. Scudder 
Smith Woodhull 
Charles Wood 
Timothy J. Terry 
George A. Scudder 
Gilbert Grossman 
J. R. Rolph 
John Ketcham 
Elias Leek 
H. H. Wells 
Wm. Jarvis 
Thomas Brush 
Morris R. Brush 
George Brush 



)500 Jonathan Wood 
500 H. M. Purdy 
500 David Carll 
500 Ed. A. Bunce 
500 Solomon Smith 
500 John Robbins 
500 A. Ketcham 
500 Bunce & Willets 
500 J. I. Shipman 
500 G. D. Richmond 
500 wSamuel Robbins 
500 James T. Morris 
500 Selah Bunce 
500 Rufus Prime 
500 T. S. Carll 
500 Isaac Willets 



Rogers,Sammis&Scudder 500 J no. R. Raid 



Joseph S. Lewis 
John Snodgrass 
Benj. M. Brown 
Joseph Buffett 
W. R. Foster 
S. Ireland 
Hewlett Wicks 
Aaron Jarvis 
Alanson Seaman 
J. H. Duryea 
G. P. Ackerly 
Jesse F. Sammis 
David Sammis 
John C, Baylis 
Total amounts 



500 Thomas Wicks 
500 George Carll 
500 Rich'd Leaycraft 
500 Selah C. Smith 
500 John Alsop 
500 Jacob Grossman 
500 David Smith 
500 C. H. Fleet 
500 Isaac Adams 
500 S. S. Brown 
500 John Banvard 
500 Townsend Jones 
500 A, G. Crossman 



$500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 
500 



500 Zebulon Buffett 
3 1 ,000. 

Resolved, That a committee of one from each School 
District be appointed to procure the names of all persons 



4/6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

who have enhsted from this Town, and send the same to 
the Town Clerk. • 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Fol. Ill, pv- 126-29.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS. THE ISSUE 
OF BONDS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, August 19.] 

Meeting of the Trustees at the house of Gideon Seaman, 
Deer Park, on Aug. 19th, 1862. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntmgton will loan the money to pay the volunteers of 
said Town, according to the resolutions passed at a Special 
Town Meeting, held at Long Swamp on the i6th inst., and 
that the President of this Board, Brewster Conklin, is 
hereby authorized to sign the bonds for the same, and 
affix the Town's seal thereto. 

Resolved, That those persons pledging themselves at the 
•Special Town Meeting, held at Elias Smith's on the i6th 
of August 1862, of the Town of Huntington, to the amount 
of $500, each be requested to execute a bond to the Trus- 
tees of said Town, to indemnify them from all risk in rais- 
ing $30,000, for the benefit of the volunteers from the Town 
of Huntington. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 195.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 477 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, August 27.] 

Meeting of the Trustees at the house of Elias Smithy 
Long Swamp, on August 27th, 1862. 

Resolved, That the President of the Board of Trustees of 
the Town of Huntington is hereby authorized to sell or 
assign any of the bonds and mortgages or other vouchers 
now in their hands, for the purpose of raising money for 
paying the volunteers from the said Town of Huntington. 
• Brewster Conklin, Pres. 

Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 197.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] *- 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, Sept. 25.] 

Meeting of Trustees held at the house of Wm. Secor,. 
Dix Hills, on Sept. 25, 1862. 

Resolved, That Brewster Conklin and Elbert Carll be a 
committee to go to New York City to make arrangements 
to hire money to pay the bounty to the volunteers that are 
yet wanting to fill up the quota of the Town of Huntington.. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 199.) 



478 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS OF MONEY.] 

[1862, Sept.] 

Memorandum of cash received from citizens of the North 
Side of the Town of Huntington, and applied to the pay- 
ment of extra bounty to volunteers, and expenses incurred 
in procuring and forwarding said volunteers to camp. 

Sept. 1862. 

Buel Titus and Brother 
David C. Sammis 
James E. Wood 
Zophar Ketcham 
R. Crampton 
Daniel Smith 
John Alsop 
Walter Brush 
George Brush 
Smith WoodhuU 
John Ketcham 
VVm. and Duncan McKay- 
Thomas Scudder 
Thomas Brush 
Thomas P. Brush 
Jesse Brush 
Woodhull Sammis 
Mrs. Cambreling 
Samuel Glover 
Miss Glover 
Miss Martha Glover 
John P. Dole 
W. G. Sammis 
Edwin Wood 
Saml. Brush, Old Fields 
Warren Smith 
Moses Rogers 
Wm. C. Stout 
L. M. Thurston 
J. D. Hewlett 
S. C. Rogers 

Amount contributed by citizens of North Side, Town of Hun- 
tington $1,232.00 

By citizens of Babylon and vicinity, paid to Isaac Willetts, and 

disbursed by him in extra bounty 200.00 

By citizens of Amityville and vicinity, paid to H. M. Purdy and 

disbursed by him in extra bounty 240.00 

By citizens of Comae and vicinity, transferred to credit of Brews- 
ter Conklin, President of Trustees 30.00 



; 20.00 


Jacob Titus ^ 


> 5-00 


10.00 


T. B. Gardiner 


5.00 


10.00 


Jarvis S. Lefferts 


10.00 


10.00 


Conklin Gould 


100. 00 


10.00 


Jesse F. Sammis 


30.00 


10.00 


Lewis Sammis 


30.00 


20.00 


Gilbert Grossman • 


15.00 


10.00 


Edgar,Sammis 


10.00 


10.00 


Jonas Titus 


10.00 


50.00 


Augustus Bouton 


10.00 


ico.oo 


Jacob R. Grossman 


30.00 


10. oo 


David W. Conklin 


10.00 


2.00 


Ezra C. Prime 


50.00 


30.00 


Israel Scudder 


lO.OO 


10. GO 


David Sammis 


10.00 


30.00 


Albert Eaton 


10.00 


5.00 


Saml. Brush, West Neck 


40.00 


50.00 


Rufus Prime 


10.00 


10.00 


W. W. Wood 


25.00 


10.00 


J. R. Rolph 


20. CO 


10.00 


F. G. Sammis 


50.00 


5.00 


H. P. Crozier 


50.00 


10.00 


R. Montgomery Baylis 


10.00 


10.00 


Henry Sammis, Cold Spring 


5.00 


5.00 


Nathan B. Conklin 


10.00 


IG.OO 


Edward Kissam 


50.00 


20.00 


Geo. A. Scudder 


25.00 


25.00 


Rich. M. Conklin 


20.00 


10.00 


Ezra Oakley 


10.00 


20. CO 


W. A. Sammis 


10. oo' 


10.00 







Total amount of voluntary contributions $1,702.00 

{File No. 397.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 479 

[DISBURSEMENTS OF MONEY CONTRIBUTED.] 

[1S62, Sept.] 

Memorandum of disbursements of the money contributed 
by citizens of the North Side of the Town of Huntington 
for extra bounty and expenses in procuring and forwarding 
volunteers. 

1862, Sept., paid 99 volunteers each $10 extra 

bounty $ 990.00 
Paid as follows, per order of H. H. Wells and 

Fayette Gould, Auditing Committee : 

Selah Smith, for procuring 3 recruits _ i5-00 

Elkanah' Soper, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

John H. Smith, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

Frederick Moddle, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

John Mott, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

Joseph Kampe, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

Charles Fox, for procuring i recruit 5-00 

Wm. H. Brown, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

Richard Jayne, for procuring 3 recruits i5-00 
John Schumaker, for boarding Jos. Kampe, a 

recruit 300 

^ f Scudder Valentine, for procuring 2 recruits 10.00 

^ Thomas Middleton, for procuring i recruit 5.00 

X Cornelius Sam mis, for procuring i recruit " 5.00 
ffi -\ Cash to William Haight, a recruit, to pay 

his expenses to New York i.oo 
Paid S. C. Rogers, for providing dinners for 

volunteers 4.25 

Daniel Pearsall, services in procuring recruits 25.00 

Chas. Hanger, for services in procuring recruits 15.00 

W. D. Lewis, for services in procuring recruits lo.oo 

J. R. Crossman, for services in procuring recruits ]o.oo 

Israel Wood, for services in procuring recruits 5.00 
Amount transferred to the credit of Brewster 

Conklin, President of Trustees * 83.75 



$1,232.00 
[File No. 398.) 



480 HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

[ Note. — The enlistments on the North Side of this Town 
were principally in Company E, 127th Regiment, N. Y. V., 
James \V. Gurney, Captain, Hewlett J. Long, ist Lieutenant, 
George S. Sammis, 2d Lieutenant. The enlistments on the 
South Side of the Town were largely in Company I, of the 
same Regiment, Richard Allison, Captain. William L. Conant 
was ist Lieutenant of Company F. Many more from Hun- 
tington enlisted in other Companies of this Regiment Before 
starting for the front. Company E was presented with a silk 
flag, made by the ladies of Huntington village. Capt. Hewlett 
J. Long, now a resident of Huntington village, has this flag in 
his possession. The whole Regiment, was mustered into the 
service at Staten Island, Sept. 8, 1862, William Gurney, Col- 
onel. During their service Hewlett J. Long was promoted to 
be Captain of Company K, George S. Sammis to be ist Lieu- 
tenant of Company E, William B. Eaton, 2d Lieutenant 
of Company H, and Garrett F. Eaton, 2d Lieutenant of 
Company K. The Regiment was first attached to Gen. Aber- 
crombie's Division, of the defences of Washington, remaining 
there until April, 1863, when it was ordered to Suffolk, Va., 
and afterwards to West Point, Yorktown, Williamsburgh and 
White House. In July of the same year, the Regiment was 
ordered to Maryland, then joining Gen. Schemmelfennig's 
Brigade of Gordon's Division of the nth Corps of the Army of 
the Potomac. In August this Brigade was ordered to the 
Department of the South, landing on Folly Island, S. C, on 
the 15th of this month. The Regiment was stationed succes- 
sively at Folly, Coles and Morris Islands, remaining on the 
latter until October, 1S64, when it was removed to Beaufort, 
S. C. In November it was attached to the Coast Division, 
under command of Major General J. G. Foster, and was sent 
up Broad River to operate in connection with General Sher- 
man, who was then on his famous "March to the Sea." While 
on this expedition the Regiment was in action at Honey Hill 
on Nov. 30, at Deveaux Neck on Dec. 6, and at Coosawhatchie 
on Dec. 9, the Regiment sustaining a loss during the three 
actions of 9 officers wounded, 19 men killed and 106 wounded. 
In the latter part of January, 1865, they met the victorious 
army of General Sherman, then advancing North. After the 
evacuation of Charleston the Regiment was detailed to garrison 
that city and remained there until the close of the war. They 
were present when the "old flag" was raised by General Ander- 
son over the battered walls of Fort Sumter. The 127th 
Regiment left Charleston on July ist, and Hilton Head July 4 
on the steamer Northern Light, was disbanded on its arrival 
in New York and the men left for their homes. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 48I 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1862, Oct. 2.] 

Meeting- of Trustees at Gideon Seaman's, Deer Park, 
Oct. 2d, 1862. 

Resolved, That the Trustees recommend the Supervisor, 
Chas. A. Floyd, to add to the tax list for the Town of Hun- 
tington, for volunteer purposes, the sum of $8,000. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 200 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1863, March 30.] 

Meeting of Trustees held on the 30th. day of March 1863. 

Resolved, That the sale of Dr. Peck's land, which was to 

have taken place to-day, be postponed on his paying $100 

to-day, $120 on the 15th day of May next and the balance 

on the 20th day of Sept., 1863. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 201.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 
[Abstract.] 



[1863, April 7.] 
At the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 



482 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ton, held April 7th, 1863, at the house of Elias Smith in 
said Town, the following Acts were passed and Town of- 
ficers elected : 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. Town Clerk, Jeffrey A. 
WoodhuU. Collector, Richard J. Cornelius. Commis- 
sioner of Highways, Andrus Titus. Assessor, Noah Sea- 
man. President of Trustees, Brewster Conklin. Trustees, 
Thomas Ireland, Gilbert Carll, Elkanah Soper, Elias Bay- 
lis, Elbert Carll, Richard Sammis. Overseers of Poor, 
Henry M. Purdy, Charles C. Tappen. Justice of the 
Peace, Francis B. Olmstead. Constables, Henry Tilden, 
Sanford Brown, Nathaniel S. Kelsey, Alexander Sammis. 
Pound Masters, David S. Conklin, Chas. E. Ketcham. 
Overseers of Highways, James Southard and sixty-eight 
others. 

Resolved, That all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes and buoys in any of the waters of the Town 
of Huntington, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in 
any way obstruct fishing with nets, without the permission 
of the Trustees oi said Town, under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put down ; 
one-half to go to the complainant, the other half to the 
Overseers of the Poor for the use and benefit of the poor 
of said Town. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 132-37.) 



[ITEMS OF MONEY PAID BY TOWN TRUSTEES 
ON ACCOUNT OF BOUNTIES.] 

Brewster Conklin, 

President of the Board of Trustees, 

in account with Town of Huntington. 



1 86 


i2 


Aug. 


23 


Sept. 


8, 


Nov. 


I 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 483 

Dr. 
Sold Miles Griffith's mortgage $ 600.00 

Sold Adam Wickes' mortgage 200.00 

Received the amount held by Trustees 

against Selah Bunce ' 1,000.00 

Nov. 13. Assigned Benjamin F. Conklin's mort- 
gage to Martha Whitson 2,075.00 
1863 

Jan. 8. Assigned Jos. K. Conklin's mortgage to 

Conklin Gould 1,200.00 

Jan. 10. Assigned Israel Carll's mortgage to 

Walter Brush 800.00 

Jan. 10. Received in cash of Israel Carll on 

mortgage 200.00 

Jan. 12. Assigned Christopher Furton's mort- 
gage to Edw. A. Bunce 300.00 

Jan. 26. Assigned Smith Burr's mortgage to 

Mary Skidmore 500.00 

April 9. Francis M. A. Wicks' mortgage in cash 1,474.96 

April 9. Received on Timothy Carman's note 

of hand 200.00 

April 10. Received for Wm. C. Lange's mortgage 1,368.24 

April 10. Assigned Westlake's bond and mort- 
gage to David Rempp 738.50 

April 10. Assigned Albert Smith's mortgage to 

E. Soper 200.00 



110,856.70 



1862 ] Cr. 

1863 j Paid Geo. A. Scudder for bounty and 

families $10,856.70 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 216-17.) 



484 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[PROCEEDINGS BOARD OF TOWN AUDITORS.] 

[1863, June I.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors, of the 
Town of Huntington, (a full Board present) held at the 
Town Clerk's office, on the first day of June, 1863, to take 
into consideration what action should be adopted by said 
Board under the Act for the levying of a tax to repay 
money expended in the payment of bounties to volunteers, 
etc., passed February 21, 1863, 

Resolved, That in our opinion, said Board has no 
authority under said law, after the lapse of sixty days from 
the passage of said Act, to borrow mone}- on their bonds 
as provided in said Act ; that the powers and duties of the 
Board of Town Auditors, of this Town, under said Act, 
are to audit the clauns arising under said Act, in the same 
manner as other claims have heretofore been by law 
audited, except that such note, receipt, certificate or other 
instrument as named in such Act, shall be evidence of the 
amount of such debt, and that said claims may be audited 
at such time and times as the Supervisor of said Town 
shall direct the Board to meet. 

Resolved, That the committee appointed at the last 
Special Town Meeting, for disbursing the funds to the 
families of volunteers, be requested to furnish monthly 
certificates to the families entitled thereto, of the amounts 
due them under said Resolutions, and the number of 
children between the ages of two and ten years, entitled 
to relief, said certificates to be made payable to the parents 
or guardians, or to their order. 

Resolved, That William W. Wood and William H. 
Monfort be appointed a committee to confer with and 
notify the disbursing committee of the action taken by 
this Board. 

Resolved, That this Board adjourn, to meet for the 
purpose of auditing all said claims that may be brought 






HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 485 

before it, on the 24th day of September, 1863, at two 
o'clock P. M., at the Suffolk Hotel in the village of Hun- 
tington, or at the place of holding the last Town Meeting. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 138 39 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1863, June 27.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held on the 27th day of June, 
1863. 

Resolved, that the Trustees of the Town of Huntington 
under and by virtue of a resolution passed by the people 
at a Special Town Meeting of said Town, held at Long 
Swamp on the i6th day of August, 1862, by which it was 
resolved that there be paid the wives of volunteers, nine 
dollars per month and for every child of such volunteer, 

between the ages of two and ten years, the sum of 

dollars per month, for the term of three years or during 
the war, and in compliance of that resolution, the Trustees 

of said Town of Huntington will raise the sum of 

dollars at such time or times as the same may be needed 
to compl}' with said resolution. 

Resolved, that Brewster Conklin, President of said 
Board of Trustees, be authorized to raise an amount of 
money that may be necessary f-or the pay of the wives 
and children of such volunteers up to the first of October, 
1863.* Brewster Conklin, Pres. 

Recorded by Gilbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p 207-8.) 

[* This was only a few days before the battle of Gettysburg. 
General Lee's army was in Maryland advancing north ; the 
Southern army was flushed with many victories and the North 
realized the necessity of putting forth all its strength. It 



486 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[RELIEF TICKETS.] 

[1863, Sept. I.] 

Abstract of Relief Tickets, issued by the Board of 
Auditors of the Town of Huntington, Sept. i, 1863, for the 
benefit of the famihes of soldiers drafted into the military 

service of the U. S., subject to their being received into 
the service, and their filing certificates that they are proper 
persons for such relief, f 

No. I. John C. Smith, family 

No. 2. John J. Fox, " 

No. 3. George Tillot, " 
No. 4. William E. Parrott, 

No. 5. George Butler, " 
No. 6. Joseph R. Hartt, 

No. 7. Lyman Beebe, " 

No. 8. R. Alonzo Lane, " 

No. 9. John R. Higbie, ". " 
No. II. Edgar H. Pedrick, 
No. 12. Joshua H. Merrill, . 
No. 15. Charles A. Smith, 

No. 16. Daniel Terry, " 

No. 17. Samuel Birch, " 

No. 19. Cornelius Vooris, " 

No. 20. William E. Holmes, " 

No. 23. William H. Thompson, " 
No. 24. Frank M. White, 

No. 27. Alexander Sammis, " 
No. 28. Andrew J. Coddington, " 

No. 29. William Shanks, " 

No. 30. Pembroke Soper, " 

No. 31. Edward Johnson, " 

No. 12. Benjamin P. Field, " 
{General File.) 

became evident that not only more men must be sent to the 
front, but that the war would be prolonged and the wives and 
children of those in the service must be well provided for. — C 
R. S.] 

[f This is an imperfect list, there being several omissions, but 
it contains all found in the records. — C. R. S.] 



■^ 

:> 


persons. 


$150.00 


5 


" 


I 50.00 


5 


<( 


135.00 


I 


" 


100.00 


2 


(( 


125.00 


I 


(< 


100.00 


I 


^i 


100.00 


-y 


a 


100.00 


1 


a 


100.00 


2 


a 


I 50.00 


2 


<( 


100.00 


3 


u 


200.00 


3 


(< 


140.00 


2 


<( 


150.00 


2 


(( 


50.00 


2 


" 


100.00 


4 


a 


I 50.00 


3 


(I 


150.00 


3 


n 


150.00 


2 


n 


150.00 


3 


a 


I 10.00 


2 


a 


200.00 


2 


" 


200.00 


7 


u 


I 50.00 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 487 

[JOINT MEETING OF AUDITORS AND 
TRUSTEES.] 

[1863, Sept. 16.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington, in connection with the Board of 
Trustees of said Town, at the house of Elias Smith on 
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1863, of the Board of Town Auditors 
all were present with the exception of William W. Wood 
and of the Trustees there was a full Board. The object 
of the meeting being stated, viz. : to see what measure 
should be adopted by the Board of Auditors, if any, for 
the relief of the indigent families of this Town, of persons 
drafted into the service of the United States, after dis- 
cussion of the subject matter, the following preamble and 
resolutions were adopted, without a dissenting vote : 

Whereas, as it is the opinion of this meeting, that the 
Act providing for relief to the indigent families of vol- 
unteers and persons who may be ordered into the mil- 
itary or naval service of the United States, passed May 17, 
1863, distinctly provides that it can only be raised for the 
relief of indigent families of those thus drafted — and how- 
ever willing we may be to put the most liberal construction 
upon the Act, for the benefit of all drafted persons, it seems 
to us entirely unwarranted — but should be confined to 
those only who' have families to support or near relatives 
relying upon them for their maintenance, as such it appears 
to us to be the clear intent and meaning of the statute. 

Resolved, That it is our duty, as far as in us lies, to 
mitigate the hardships that are likely to attend the families 
of those drafted into the United States service, and, for 
this purpose, whenever any married man or others having 
a family dependent upon him for support, who are in such 
indigent circumstances as to require assistance, is drafted 
into the military service of the general government and 



488 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

liable to serve, there shall be paid to his family such sums 
and in such manner as the Board of Town Auditors shall 
deem proper, provided such person shall be mustered into 
the service personally or by an accepted substitute. 

Resolved, That in the disbursement of the said moneys, 
the same shall be confined to the purposes of the law, and 
that in determining who shall be worthy to receive relief 
thereunder, the applicant shall produce the certificate of 
three responsible freeholders of said Town, certifying that 
in their opinion and to the best of their judgment, the 
parties named are worthy and needy of receiving relief 
under the Act, from the Board of Town Auditors, and the 
said Board shall determine by a majority vote the amount 
of relief, if any, to be furnished such applicant, and at such 
time as they may think proper. 

Dated, Sept. 17, 1863. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Totvn Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 140-41.) 



[CERTIFICATE FOR RELIEF.] 

[1863, Sept. 18,] 
We the undersigned, freeholders of the Town of Hun- 
tington, would respectfully represent to the Board of Town 
Auditors in said Town, that in our judgment the family of 
John C. Smith, a person drafted into the military service 
of the United States, are proper persons to receive aid un- 
der the law providing relief to the families of such persons, 
so ordered. 

Northport, Sept. 18th, 1863. 

Joseph S. Lewis, 
Henry S. Sammis, 
M. Bryant. 
Wife and two children. 
No resources. 



huntington town records. 489 

State of New York, ) ^^ 
County of Suffolk, f 

John C. Smith being duly sworn, deposes and says, that 
on the 30th day of Sept., 1863, he appeared before the Ex- 
amining Board at Jamaica, Long Island, and was duly ex- 
amined, accepted and held for service.* 

John C. Smith. 

Sworn before me this ist \ 
day of October, 1863. \ 

Francis B. Olmstead, 

Justice of the Peace. 
{File No. 395.) 



[SUMMARY STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT 
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.] 

[1863, Sept. 24.] 
Brewster Conklin in account with the Town of Hun- 
tington in raising money for bounty for volunteers and 

families. 

Dr. 

Cash received on sales of mortgages $10,646.50 

Cash borrowed on notes 30,285.00 

Amount of volunteers' notes not paid 3'044-00 

Cash received from Jesse Conklin, Collector 7.65 5.oo 

$51,630.50 
Cr. 

Cash paid George A. Scudder for bounty and 

families up to August $30,000.00 

Cash paid on notes 19.204.36 

Cash paid for interest on outstandmg notes 581-25 

,,^Int^rest due and faUing due in few days 509-98 

$50,295.59 
[File No. 394.) 



[*This is given as a specimen of a large number of such afifi- 
davits and certificates on file. The others are omitted.— C. 
R. S.] 



490 HUNTINXxTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1863, Oct. 10.] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held on the loth day of Octo- 
ber, 1863. 

In the matter of dispute between Henry Williams and 
the Trustees of said Town in relation to the dock on the 
east side of Huntington Harbor. Mr. Williams made the 
proposition to refer the matter in dispute to three referees 
and named the following named gentlemen as such ref- 
erees, viz.: Charles A. Floyd, Stephen W. Gaines and 
Gilbert Carll as such referees. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the Town of 

Huntington will accept the proposition of Mr. Williams 

and to the above named gentlemen as referees. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 

Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceed'mgs, Vol. 1. p. 209 ) 



< 



[DECISION OF REFEREES IN THE HENRY 
WILLIAMS DOCK SUIT.] 

[1863, Nov. 5.] 

To All to Whom These Presents May Come or 
Concern : 
Whereas at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the 
Town of Huntington, held at Northport on the loth day 
of October, 1863, it was in, the matter of dispute between 
Henry Williams and the said Trustees in relation to d(jck 
at Huntington Harbor, east side, on the proposition of 
said Henry Williams 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 49^ 

Resolved, b, said Boa,-d, ^^l^^jf^Z^G^ 
referred to the undersigned, Charles A. ru)>e, 
Carll and Stephen W. Gaines. 

with jatei j^^^ jl^g j,^ 1^5t 

ton Harbor, tor tiie term oi _i j 

mentioned which lease contains a covenant that said 
?ru e s or their successors in office wonld renew the said 
kas or 2, years longer, for the sum of four dollars per 
veai or take the buildings that may then be on said dock 
and pay a fair valuation therefor. And that said lease 
e"pired^n the s-st of March, .849, and has not been 
^eirewed or the buildings then on said dock valued or paid 

'° And it further appearing on such hearing that the said 
Board of Trustees are willing to grant to the sa, 1 Henry 
Wmianis, and the said Henry Williams to accept a new 
ea e of he premises so heretofore granted to and occu- 
pTed by him'^.-ith the addition thereto of orty feet m 
width and adjoining the same on the southerly side the e- 
o7 the whole length thereof for the further term of twenty- 
one years yet to come, he paying therefor the yearly rent 
every year of six dollars. Said lease to contain a cov- 
enant that the said Board of Trustees or their successors 
in office will, at the expiration of said term, renew said 

ease (or tweiuy-one years longer, on such terms as may 
then be agreed on, or will take the buildings that may 
then be on said dock and pay a fair valuation thexefor; 

and with a covenant on the part of said Henry Williams 

to Day said rent. , -^ . 

And the said parties having agreed to submit to our 



492 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

decision the amount to be paid by the said Board ot 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington or their successors 
in office, to the said Henry WilHams, in satisfaction of his 
damages b}- reason of the non-renewal of said lease of 
March 31, 1828, and of the non-fulfillment of the said 
covenant therein contained, as against said Board of 
Trustees and their successors, and the time for the pay- 
ment of the same and rate of interest ; which decision is 
-also to be governed by said agreement to give and accept 
a new lease on the terms above mentioned. 

Therefore we, the said Referees, after due considera- 
tion of the premises and of the allegations and proof of the 
parties, do determine and decide that the said Board of 
Trustees execute and deliver to the said Henr}- Williams 
a lease of the premises and for the time and with the cov- 
enant herein above mentioned and recited, and pay to the 
said Henry Williams or execute and deliver to him their 
obligation, binding them and their successors in office to 
pay to him the said Henry Williams, his legal represen- 
tatives or assigns, the sum of one thousand dollars, in five 
years from the date hereof, with interest at the rate of six 
per cent, per annum, payable yearly.'^ 

And that the said Henry Williams on his part execute 
and deliver to said Board of Trustees a release of all 
damages and claims for damages against said Board and 
their successors by reason of the non-renewal of said lease 
and of the covenant to that effect in said lease contained. 

[* This was a case where the Trustees of the Town had, in 
their lease to Henry Williams, bound the Board by covenant 
to renew the lease at the end of the term or take the buildings 
erected thereon at a fair valuation. When the term ended, 
Williams demanded a renewal of the lease, but the Trustees 
neglected or refused to grant the extension or provide for val- 
uing and paying for the buildings. This resulted in a claim 
for damages against the Town and the ulthnate payment of 
,^1,000 and a renewal of the lease. — C. R. S.] 



, HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 493, 

Witness our hand this fifth day of November, eighteen 
hundred and sixty-three. 

C. A. Floyd, 
Gilbert Carll, 
S. W. Gaines. 
(Fife iVb. 388.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS. ONE THOUSAND 
DOLLARS DAMAGES PAID H. WILLIAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1863, Nov. 5.] ■ 

Meeting- of the Trustees, held on the 5th day of Novem- 
ber, 1863, 

To receive the report of Charles A. Floyd, Gilbert Carll 
and Stephen W. Gaines, referees heretofore appointed by 
resolution of this Board in the matter of a dispute between 
Henry Williams and the Trustees, in relation to the dock 
at Huntington Harbor, east side. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees will execute to 
Henry Williams a new lease for twenty-one years for the 
premises mentioned in said report, at the annual rent of 
six dollars per )^ear, and with the covenants in said report 
mentioned and execute and deliver to him an obliofation 
bmding said Trustees and their successors in office to pay 
to the said Henry Williams, his legal representatives or 
assigns, the sum of one thousand dollars, in five years from 
the date thereof, with interest at the rate of six per cent, 
per annum, payable yearly on the release b}^ said Williams, 
of all damages and suit for damages against said Board of 
Trustees, and their successors, by reason of the non-re- 
newal of his former lease and by the covenants to that 
effect in said lease contained, such sum being the amount- 



494 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of damages awarded to said Henry Williams by said 
referees. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. /^pp. 210-11.) 



[1863, Nov. 5.] 

I, Henry Williams, in consideration of the sum of one 
dollar to me in hand paid by the Board of Trustees of the 
Town of Huntington, and for other good causes me there- 
to moving, have and 1 hereby do, acquit and release the 
said Board of Trustees of and from all damages and claim 
for damages against said Board of Trustees, and their suc- 
cessors in ofSce, arising by reason of the non-renewal of a 
certain lease bearing date March 31, 1828, heretofore 
granted by said Board to me, and of and from the cove- 
nant to that effect in said lease contained. 

Dated, Huntington Nov. 5th, 1863. 

In presence of Henry Williams. 

S. W. Gaines. 
{File No. 390.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO HENRY WILLIAMS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1863, Nov. 5.] 

Lease of Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Henry 
Williams, dated November 15, 1863. 

Premises described as follows : A certain piece of land 
covered with water, around the dock on the east side of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 495 

Huntington Harbor, and to include therein the present 
dock. Bounded as follows : beginning sixty feet south- 
east of the southeast corner of the dock as it now stands, 
thence running westerly to the channel, thence northerly 
by and with the channel, two hundred and forty feet, 
thence southeasterly to the common land, thence two hun- 
dred and forty feet to the place of beginning, which land 
included is for the purpose of maintaining and repairing 
the present dock. 

Term, twenty-one years from Nov. 5, 1863, 

Rent, six dollars per year. 

Lease to be renewed for twenty-one years, at the option 
of the lessee, at a rate to be then agreed upon. 

And the party of the second part by accepting the fore- 
going grant, agrees to maintain said dock in repair during 
the term herein granted. 

Assigned by H. Williams to Geo. W. Scudder, Nov. 5, 
1863. (Seepage 156.) 

Recorded by J. A. WoodhuU, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 142-4i.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1863, Dec. 17.] 

Meeting of the Trustees held on the 17th day of Decem- 
ber, 1863. 

Resolved, To call a Special Town Meeting of the voters 
of said Town, to take into consideration the propriety of 
raising by tax on said Town, money to pay bounty to vol- 
unteers, to prevent a draft in January next. 

Resolved, That a vote be taken by ballot of the legal 



496 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

voters of the said Town, on the 22d day of December^ 
1863, at the house of EHas Smith, upon the question of 
empowering the Supervisor of this Town, if by such vote 
it appears that a majority of the legal votes cast at such 
election are in favor of such an appropriation, to raise a 
sum not exceeding $35,000 for the purpose of procuring 
volunteers to fill the quota of this Town under the last call 
of the President for 300,000 men, and if so decided in the 
affirmative, the ^Supervisor of this Town is hereby author- 
ized to issue the bonds of said Town to that amount, pay- 
able with interest in from one to ten 3-ears, with the privi- 
lege of redemption at any time by giving sixty days' notice 
thereof. 

Resolved, That an invitation be given to the citizens of 
this Town to sign a bond indemnifying the Supervisor in 
raising said amount, by subscribing in such amount as they 
may feel willing so to do. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 212-13.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1863, Dec. 22.] ' 

At a Special Town Meeting of the Town of Huntington, 
held at the house of Elias Smith in said Town on Dec. 22, 
1863 

Resolved, That we the legal voters of the Town of Hun- 
tington, in Special Town Meeting assembled, do hereby 
authorize a vote by ballot to be taken this day, upon the 
question of authorizing the Supervisor of this Town — if by 
such vote it appears that a majority of the legal votes cast 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 497 

at such election are in favor of such an appropriation — to 
raise a sum not exceeding $35,000, for the purpose of pro- 
curing substitutes to fill the quota of our Town under the 
last call of the President for 300,000 men, and thereby 
avoid the pending draft, and if so decided in the affirma- 
tive, the Supervisor of this Town be and is hereby author- 
ized to issue the bonds of said Town to that amount, pay- 
able in from one to ten 3-ears, (with the privilege of re- 
demption at any time by giving sixty days public notice 
thereof, as may be deemed advisable), with interest from 
the date, and that an invitation be extended to all to sis^n 
a bond indemnifying the Supervisor against loss in carry- 
ing out the above. 
December 30, 1863. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 142 ) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1864, Feb. 22.] 

At a Special Town Meeting of the inhabitants and tax- 
payers, held at the house of Elias Smith, on the 22d of 
February, 1864, to vote upon the question of raising an ad- 
ditional amount to fill the quota of this Town under the 
last call of the President for 200,000 men. 

Resolved, That we the taxable inhabitants and legal 
voters of the Town of Huntington, do hereby authorize a 
vote by ballot of the taxable voters to be taken this day, 
upon the question of authorizing the Board of Town Aud- 
itors of this Town to raise a sum not exceeding $24,000, by 
issuing the bonds of said Town to that amount, to be made 
payable in from one to ten years, as in their judgment may 



498 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

seem best, and bearing interest at the rate of seven per 
cent, per annum. Tlie money arising- from the sale of said 
bonds to be used in procuring volunteers to fill the quota 
of this Town under the call for 500,000 men. 
February 22, 1864. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{ToW7i Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 143.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1864, Feb. — .] 

Meeting of the Trustees, held on the — da}' of February, 
1864. 

Resolved, That a vote be taken by ballot of the legal 

voters of said Town, on the ^ day of Februar}', 1864, 

whether they will raise a sum of money not to exceed $24,- 
000, to pay bounty to volunteers to fill the quota of this 
Town under the President's call for 200,000 men, dated 
Feb. ist, 1864. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 
Recorded by Gilbert Carll, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 215.) 

[Note. — Smce the last measures were taken in this Town for 
putting men into the field, the tide of war had set strongly in 
favor of the North. The great battle of Gettysburg was fought 
July ist, 1863, and on the 3d, General Lee's army retreated 
toward the Potomac. Vicksburg was surrendeied to the Fed- 
erals, July 4th. General Grant was in command at the West, 
General Thomas in the East. Nov. 24th, the battle of Lookout 
Mountain was fought, and by the 15th of Feb., 1864, General 
\Vm. T. Sherman was preparing to break through the Confed- 
erate lines in Georgia. This was the situation when this action 
was taken by the Town to furnish its quota of men. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 499 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1864, March 23.] 

At a Special Town Meeting of the voters of the Town 
of Huntington, held at the house of Elias Smith on the 23d 
day of March, 1864. 

Resolved, That the Board of Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington be, and by this meeting are hereby 
authorized to transfer and use the unexpended appropria- 
tion of $24,000, (or so much thereof as may be necessary), 
made by this Town on the 22d day of February, 1864, and 
in a manner as is therein set forth, for the purpose of pro- 
curing volunteers to fill our quota, under the call of the 
President of the United States for 200,000 men. 

March 23, 1864. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 



Town Clerk. 



{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. UL) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1864, April 5.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elias Smith in said Town, on the 
fifth day of April, 1864, the following resolutions were 
passed and Town officers elected : 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Brewster Conklin. Trustees, Stephen C. Rogers, Richard 
Sammis, Gilbert Carll, Elias Baylis, Thomas Ireland, El- 
bert Carll. Assessor, Richard J. Cornelius. Commission- 
ers of Highways, Townsend Wright (short term), Stephen 
Leek (long term). Town Clerk, Jeffrey A. Woodhull. 
Collector, Elkanah Soper. Justice of the Peace, Jarvis R. 



500 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Rolph. Overseers of the Poor, Charles C. Tappen, Henry 

M. Purely. Constables, Alexander Sammis, Henry Tilden, 

Charles O. Merrill, Timothy Oakley. Pound Masters, 

Nathaniel S. Wiggins, Charles E. Ketcham. 

Resolved, That all persons be prohibited from putting 

down stakes and buoys in any of the waters of the Town 

of Huntington to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in any 

way obstruct fishing with nets, without the permission of 

the Trustees of said Town, under the penalty of twelve 

dollars and fifty cents ; also raise those already put down ; 

one-half to go to the complainant, the other half to the 

Overseers of the Poor, for the use and benefit of the poor 

of said Town. 

Recorded by J. A. WoodhuU, 

Town Clerk. 

{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 146-49.) 



[ACCOUNT OF PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF 
TRUSTEES.] • 

Brew^ster Conklin, 

President of the Board of Trustees, 

In account with The Town of Huntington, 
for money raised to pay volunteers and their families from 
Aug. 23, 1862 to April 4, 1864. 

1862 Dr. 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note $ 1,000.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 2,000.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 1,000.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 200.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 175.00 

Aug. 23, Borrow^ed on note 500.00 

Aug. 23, Borrowed on note 350-0*^ 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 50I 

Aug. 23. From Market Bank for 60 days 2,500.00 

Aug. 26, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Aug. 26, Borrowed on note 1,000.00 

Aug. 27, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Aug. 28, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Sept. 2, Borrowed on note 500.00 

Sept. 4, Borrowed on note 400.00 

Sept. 4, Borrowed on note 300.00 

Sept. 4, Borrowed on note 100.00 

Sept. 19, Borrowed on note ' 150.00 

Sept. 20, Borrowed on note 50.00 

Sept. 20, Borrowed on note 200.00 

Sept. 29, Borrowen on note 70.00 

Sept. 29, Borrowed on note 130.00 

Sept. 29, Borrowed on note 4,000.00 

Oct. 7, Gave note to Atlantic Bank, 6 mo. 7,000.00 

Oct. 18, Borrowed on note 1,500.00 

Nov. 4, Borrowed on note ' 1,000.00 
Nov. 6, Borrowed from Huntington Mutual 

Insurance Company 1,000.00 

Raised on mortgages held by Trustees 10,856.70 
1863. 

April 7, Borrowed on note 650.00 

July 21, Borrowed on note ^ 600.00 

Aug. 22, Borrowed on note 800.00 

Sept. 24, Borrowed on note 350.00 

Nov. I, Borrowed on note 225.00 

Nov. 10, Borrowed on note 150.00 

1863. Amount of notes given to volunteers 4,195.00 
Received from Jesse Conklin, Collec- 
tor, from taxes 7,855.00 

1864. Received from Richard J. Cornelius 

from taxes 9,868.00 
March 10. Received from J. Lawrence Smith 

per interest 242.93 

$65,417.63 



502 HUNTINGTON TO^YN RECORDS. 

1862. Cr. 

Aug. 23-30 By cash to Geo. A. Scudder, Treas- 
urer of the Relief Committee for 
bounties, etc. $16,170.00 

Sept. 1-29, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 7,450.00 

Oct. 2, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 600.00 

Oct. 18, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 1,500.00 

Nov. 8, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 1,036.00 

1863. 

Jan. 8, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 125.36 

Jan. 25, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 520.75 

March 9, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 1,200.00 

April 16, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 714-27 

April 24. By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 683.62 

Amount of first appropriation $30,000.00 

1862. 

Sept. 13, By cash on note 2,008.75 

Oct. 10, By cash on note 4,008.25 

Oct. 25, By cash at Market Bank, N. Y, City 2,529.16 

1863. 
April 9, By cash at Atlantic Bank, Brooklyn, 7,248.36 
INIarch 26, 

'63toMch. By cash to Geo. A. Scudder for vol- 
14, 1864 unteers' families 5o49-53 

By cash on volunteer notes in 1863 

and 1864 3,588.00 

By cash interest on notes 868.25 

Apr. 5, By cash from Jesse Conklin, Collector 145.00 

By cash on hand 621.00 

By mortgage against Dr. Pecke, held 

by the Trustees, due i year from 

November next 5,621.00 

By cash to be raised by tax 3>430.33 



$65,417.63 



{File X0.392: 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 503 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1864, June II.] 
Meeting of the Trustees, held on the nth day of June. 

'^Resolved, That the Board of Trustees defend Mr. 
Georcre W. Scudder in any trouble he may have m repair- 
ing the wharf at Huntington Harbor, leased to Henry 
Williams by said Board. ^^^^^^^^^^ ^onklin, Pres. 

Recorded by Stephen C. Rogers, 

Clerk. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 222 ) 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1864-, Oct. — .] 
Meeting of the Trustees, held on the - day of October, 

'^On motion, the President of the Board of Trustees was 
authorized to furnish means to defend the suit now pend- 
ing between Townsend Wright and others and A exander 
Sammis, in respect to the lands claimed by said Alexander 

Sammis at Huntington Harbor. 

Brewster Conklin, Pres. 

Recorded by Stephen C. Rogers, 

Clerk, 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 225 ) 

[POWER OF ATTORNEY BY HANNAH SMITH.] 

[1864, July 4-] 
Power of Attorney, Hannah Smith to Alex. Smith. 
Know all men bv these presents that I, Hannah Smith, 



504 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of Amityville, Town of Hunting-ton, County of wSuffolk and 
State of New York, have made, constituted and appointed, 
and by these presents, do make, constitute and appoint my 
beloved husband, Alexander Smith, of Amityville, Town 
and County aforesaid, to be my true and lawful Attorney 
for me, and in my name, place and stead, to enter into and 
take full possession of all that certain messuage of land, 
tenement, hereditaments or house, situated, located and 
being on the beach near Fire Island Inlet, opposite the 
Town of Islip, whereof I am now the sole and lawful 
owner; and I do hereb}^ empower mv husband, Alexander 
Smith, at any time now or after m}^ death, to grant, bar- 
gain and sell the above described property at such sum or 
price and on such terms as to him shall seem meet and 
proper for me and in my name, and to make and execute 
a proper deed of conveyance for the same, and until the 
sale thereof to let or lease said house and lot for the best 
rent that can be procured for the same, and to ask, demand 
and recover and receive all sums of money which shall 
become due, by the rental, lease or sale of said propertv, 
and to take all lawfid means to recover the same, giving 
and granting unto my husband, Alexander Smith, full 
power and authority U) do and perform all and every act 
and thing necessary to be done in and about said premises. 
I also give unto my husband, Alexander Smith, the use of 
all said property during his lifetime, and after his death I 
order said property to be divided equally among my 
brothers and sisters, for each to share and share alike, 
after my said husband takes out enough to pay him for his 
services in taking charge of said property. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this fourth day of July, one thousand and eight hun- 
dred and sixty three. 

Amityville, July 4, 1 863 "" 

Witness present Hannah X Smith, [Seal.] 



R. J. Cornelius 



mark 



huntington town records. 505 

State of New York, \ 
County of Suffolk, j " " 

On the fifth day of July, A. D., 1863, before me person- 
ally came R. J. Cornelius, who being by me sworn, doth 
depose and say he resides in the Town of Huntington, 
County of Suffolk, that he was present and saw the said 
Hannah Smith sign the within power of Attorney, and at 
her lequest subscribed his name as witness thereunto. 

Timothy S. Carll, 
Justice of the Peace. 
Recorded, March 12, 1864, by J. A. WoodhuU, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds arid Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 51-52.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1864, July 13.J 

At a Special Town Meeting held at the house of Elias 
Smith, Long Swamp, on the 13th day of July, 1864 

Resolved, That we the legal voters of the Town of Hun- 
tington, in Special Town Meeting assembled on this the 
13th day of Jul}', 1864, do hereby, in accordance with 
Chapter 8 of the Session Laws of 1864 of the State of New 
York, and also with a resolution passed by the Board of 
Supervisors of Suffolk County on the 14th day of March, 
1864, authorize and empower the Board of Town Auditors 
of this Town to issue the bonds of this Town, bearing seven 
per cent, interest, and to be made pa3'able at such time or 
times as may be deemed advisable, and to sell and dispose 
of the same at not less than their par valve. The money 
raised by the sale of said bonds to be devoted to and ap- 
propriated for the sole purpose of paving bounties, pre- 
. miums and incidental expenses in filling the quota of this 



506 HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 

Town, on the anticipated call of tlie President of the 
United States for men, and to such an amount as may be 
required for the specific purpose above mentioned. 
July 13, 1864. Recorded by J. A. WoodhuU, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol III, p. 150.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO WM. G. GARDINER.] 

[x\bstract.] 
[1864, Nov. 12,] 

Lease of Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Wm. 
G. Gardiner, Nov. 12, 1S64. 

Premises described as follows: all that part of Eaton's 
Neck beach belono;ing- to the Town of Huntington, 
bounded as follows : on the east by lands of Elbert Arthur, 
north by Long Island Sound, west b}^ lands of Charles 
Jones, south by Northport Harbor, hereby conve3'ing only 
the right to sell sand and gravel from said premises and 
the further privilege of erecting such dock or docks and 
railways as may be necessary for the purpose of shipping 
said sand. Also the further privilege of erecting such 
barn, sheds or other outbuildings that may be necessary 
for carrying on said business. 

Term, five years from Feb. 7th, 1865. 

Rent, one thousand six hundred and twenty five dollars 
per year. 

Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 150-53 ) 

[Note. — General Grant was now in command of all the 
armies of the North and a series of battles had taken place in 
the Wilderness, in which the loss on both sides was great. 
Sherman was steadily moving towards the Gulf. Both sides 
were putting forth all their strength and the people here 
sympathized in the demands of the struggle by voting un- 
limited supplies of money. — C. R. S.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 50/ 

[PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF TOWN 
AUDITORS.] 

[1864, Dec. 31.] 

At a meeting of the Board ot Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington, held at the house of Seaman & 
Smith, in the village of Huntington, on Dec. 31, 1864, 

Resolved, That we the undersigned, composing the Board 
of Town Auditors of the Town of Huntington, in accord- 
ance with a resolution, passed at a Special Town Meeting, 
held on the 31st day of December, 1864, do hereby ap- 
point J. A. WoodhuU, Martin Willets and Timothy S. 
Carll, Commissioners to procure volunteers and substi- 
tutes to fill the quota of this Town under the call of the 
President, of December 15, 1864, for 300,000 men, with 
power to establish such bounties and premiums as may 
appear to them for the best interest of the Town. 

And we do also hereby appoint J. A. WoodhuU Treas- 
urer of our said Board, to have the custody and disburse- 
ment of all money raised bv the sale of the bonds au- 
thorized to be raised and sold by this Board under said 
resolution; as also^transfer our right to sell and dispose 
of said bonds to the best advantage, as in his judgment may 
be necessary to accomplish the desired fulfillment of the 
resolution as passed by said meeting. 

Dec. 31, 1864. Timothy S. Carll, 

Wm. H. Monfort, 
Francis B. Olmstead. 
Recorded by J. A. WoodhuU, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings. Vol. Ill, pp. 152-3.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1864, Dec. 31.] 
At a Special Town Meeting held at the house of Seaman 



5o8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

& Smith, in the village of Huntington, on the 31st day ot 
Dec, 1864, 

It was Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed 
to draft resolutions to express the sense of the meeting in 
relation to filling the quota of this Town. Fayette Gould, 
Wm. E. Underhill and VVm. H. Monfort were appointed 
said committee. On motion, Timothy S. Carll was added 
to said committee. 

The committee reported the following resolutions, which 
were carried unanimously : 

Resolved, That the Board of Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington be and they are hereby authorized 
and empowered to issue bonds of this Town, as authorized 
by Chapter 8 of the Session Laws of the State of New 
York, passed Feb. 9, 1864, and Supervisors' Resolution 
passed March 14, 1864, said bonds to bear seven per cent, 
interest, payable semi-annually, (if the same cannot be 
negotiated at an annual interest) and the period o-f re- 
demption to be fixed at such time or times as may be 
deemed advisable, and to sell and dispose of the same, and 
the money arising from the sale of said bonds to be devoted 
to and appropriated for the sole purpose of paying boun- 
ties, premiums and incidental expenses in filling the quota 
■of this Town on the call of the President of the United 
States of December 15, 1864, for 300,000 men. And said 
Board of Town Auditors are hereby authorized to fill said 
quota by procuring volunteers or substitutes, or both, and 
to establish such bounties and premiiuns as to them may 
seem for the best interest of the Town.^ 

Dec. 31, 1864. Recorded by J. A. Woodhull, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 151-52.) 

[* Again the Town voted unlimited appropriations. On Nov. 
16 Gen. Sherman began his great march from Atlanta to the sea, 
the army of 60,000 men advancing in two columns under Gen- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 509 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1865, Jan. 19.] 
At a Special Town Meeting, held in accordance with 
leial notLe, at the house of Seaman & Smith, Huntmg- 
ton, on the 19th day of January, 1865, it was, on ^-ot^^"' 

Resolved That the resolution passed at a Specia Town 
M^c^ing, held on the 31st day of December, 1864, be and 
the same is hereby revoked. . 

Resolved Thai the Board of Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington appropriate the sum of seventy five 
thousand dollars, by issuing their bonds for the same, and 
that they procure volunteers for one, two and three years, 
to fill the late call. 

January 14, .865. ^^^^^^^^ ^^ ^ ^ WoodhuU, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. HI, P- 151.) 

[PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF AUDITORS.] 

[1865, Jan. 24.] 

At, a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors of tfie 
Town of Huntington, hetd at tf,e Ijouse of Seaman & 
Smitli, Huntington, on tlie 24tli day of January, .865 

Resofved, Tinat the Supervisor and Town Cierlc be a 
committee to raise money on the bonds, authorized bj the 
Special Town Meeting held on the .9th day of January, 

'^Resolved, That thebondsJo_b^jssuedJn_accor^ 

— ; j-T^ t; Tn Vircrinia the Federal lines were 

erals Howard and Slocum ^^ y.^-^g!^^^ A speedy end of the 
o-radiiallv closing m around Lee s army. ^ bpcc^^ r- t? c i 
^ar by the suppression of the rebellion, was expected.-C. R. S.] 



5IO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

with said resolution shall bear interest at the rate of seven 
per cent., payable semi-annually (if so decided by said 
Board) and redeemable in from one to twelve years, at 
their discretion. 

Resolved, That the Board of Town Auditors do hereby 
agree that proposals shall be received for bids to fill the 
quota of this Town, under the call of the President of 
December 15, 1864; said proposals to state the price per 
man for one, two and three years, in number from five to 
ten men on the whole quota, and what amount of the 
Town bonds said parties will take in pa3mient on said 
contract if accepted ; said Board to reserve the right of 
rejecting all or part of said proposals if not deemed for the 
interest of the Town. 

Recorded, Januar}- 24, 1865, by 
J. A. Woodhull, Town Clerk. 
(Towji Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 155 ) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1865, Feb, 7.] 

At a Special Town Meeting, held at the Suffolk Hotel, 
(Huntington), on the 7th day of February, 1865, according 
to legal notice, it was 

Resolved, That we now reconsider and declare null and 
void all resolutions passed, or powers granted, to our Board 
of Town Auditors at the last Special Town Meeting, held 
in this place on the 19th of Januaiw last, for the purpose 
of raising money and the filling of the Town quota under 
the last call of the President of the United States for 
300,000 men. 

Resolved, That we do hereby vote by ballcH and appro- 
priate the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000,) and 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 51 1 

authorize bonds of the Town to be issued for that amount, 
pa3able in from one to twelve years, at an interest of 
seven percent., payable semi-annually (if necessary) by our 
Board of Town Auditors, all of which, or such portion of 
said sum as may be necessary, to be used only for the 
purpose of procuring men as substitutes, if possible, if not, 
then with volunteers, to fill our Town quota under the 
last call of the President of the United States for 300,000 
men. 

Resolved, That the Board of Town Auditors be hereby 
empowered to go on and procure substitutes if possible, 
or volunteers, for one, two or three years, to fill the quota 
of this Town under the last call. Principals to pay there- 
for to the Town $25 for one year, $50 for two years, $75 
for three 3^ear men, to the number required, as the 
names of applicants stand on the list to the number that is 
required to fill the quota on this call, so that no excess 
above the quota be procured. 

Recorded, February 7, 1865, by 
J. A. WoodhuU, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 156-57.) 



512 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



COMPLETE RECORD 

AS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 6go OF THE LAWS OF 1865, 
RELATING TO 

OFFICERS, SOLDIERS AND SEAMEN 

COMPOSING THE QUOTAS OF THE TROOPS 
FURNISHED TO 

THE UNITED STATES, 

BY THE 

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, 

STATE OF NEW YORK, 

In the War of the Rebellion, and Covering the Period from the Fif- 
teenth Day of April, 1861, to the Date of the Certificate 
OF the Town Clerk, Attached to this Record. 



Prepared by STEPHEN C. ROGERS, Toivn Clerk. 



Enlistments in the 127th Regt. N. Y. Vols., August, 1862, for 
three years, on payment of $110 bounty, and relief to family by 
Town, and mustered in September 8th, 1862. 

COMPANY A. 

Sammis, Nelson — Single ; P. O., New York. 
Frazier, John N. — Single ; P. O., Islip. 
Waterbury, Edwin A. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Velsor, Jonas — Single ; P. O., New York. 

Velsor, Daniel — Single ; died from chronic diarrhoea, on Coles 
Island. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 513 

Howell, George— Single ; P. O., Brooklyn. 

Platt, Jesse K. — Single ; killed in action at Honey Hill, S. C, 

November 30th, 1864. 
Jarvis, William H. — Single ; dead. 
Cowan, William— Single ; P. O. Huntington. 
TooKER, Floyd— Single ; discharged, for physical disability, 

from General Hospital, Oct. 8th, 1S63 ; P. O., Babylon. 

COMPANY B. 

CoNKLiN, George W.— Enlisted Jan. 12th, 1S64; died at Morris 
Island, S. C. ; P. O., Northport. 

COMPANY D. 
Velsor Andrew J.— Married ; relief to family, $7.50 to $9 per 

month ; total, $297 ; died from wounds, at Hilton Head ; 

P. O., Centreport. 
Nicholas, William H.— Single ; P. O., Northport. 
Wood, Daniel J.— Single ; P. O., Centreport. 
KiLLFOYLE, Dennis— Married ; relief to family, $6 per month ; 

total, $210 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Gildersleeve, Platt B.— Married ; relief to family, $7.50 per 

month; total, $210; P. O., Farmingdale. 
Gannon, John — P. O., Farmingdale. 

COMPANY E. 

TuTHiLL, Thomas P.— Single ; P. O., Huntington. 

CyPHERS, Manuel— Single ; P. O., Amityville. 

Richmuller, Albert— Single ; P. O., Farmingdale. 

Trembly, Oliver R.— Married ; relief to family, $6 per month; 

total, $210 ; P. O. Babylon. 
Drenning, Daniel — Single ; missing in action since the battle 

of Honey Hill, November 30th, 1864. 
Hendrickson, Isaac— Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per 

month ; total, $250 ; P. O., Northport. 
Secor, John W.— Married ; relief for family, $7.50 to $9 per 

month ; total, $293.50 ; P. O., Northport. 
Bryant, George W. — Married ; relief for family, $6 to $7.50 

per month ; total, $253.50 ; P. O., Northport. 



514 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Cornelius, Jacob — Single ; P. O., Hempstead. 

Raynor, Jesse — Married ; P. O., Huntington. 

Dennis, Willard — Single ; deserted at Staten Island. 

AcKERLY, Ira Warren — Single ; P. O., Centreport. 

SoPER, Ira T. — Single ; P. O., Northport. 

Good, James E. — Married; relief for family, $9 to $10.50 ; total, 

$196.60; P. O., Huntington. 
Chichester, Charles — Single ; P. O., Amityville. 
Shaw, Nicholas — Single; P. O., Farmingdale. 
Willmarth, Daniel — Single ; P. O., Amityville. 
Bedell, Smith — Single; taken prisoner at Mount Gilead, Va., 

July 20th, 1863, and died from starvation and imprisonment 

at Richmond, Va. 
Mc Gregor, John — Wagoner ; appointed wagoner Jan. i, 1863 ; 

P. O., New Haven. 
Ryerson, George — P. O., Roslyn. 
Shore, Ferdinand — P. O., Farmingdale. 
Shotwell, David— Wounded in action, Dec. 29, 1864, at De- 

veaux Neck, S. C, in left leg, slightly ; P. O., Huntington. 
Stilwell, Andrew — P. C, Woodbury. 
TiCHENOR, Benjamin E. — Married ; relief for family, $6 per 

month ; total, $210 ; P. O., Northport. 
TiCHENOR, Elias H. — Single ; missing in action of battle of 

Honey Hill, Nov. 30, 1864 ; P. O., Amityville. 
Baylis, John D. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Edwards, Joseph P. — Single ; wounded in action at Deveaux 

Neck, S. C , Dec. 9, 1864, in right shoulder severely ; P. O. 

Amityville. 
Pearsall, Ezra — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per month ; 

total, $262.50 ; wounded at Honey Hill, Nov. 30, 1864, in 

right thigh severely ; P. O., Amityville. 
Pearsall, Silas C. — Single ; P. O., Amityville. 
Chichester, Andrew — Single ; discharged May 22, 1865, from 

General Hospital, David's Island, N. Y. ; lost a leg at bat- 
tle of Honey Hill ; P. O., Amityville. 
Fodell, Charles I. — Married ; relief for family, $9 per month ; 

total, $315 ; P. O., Farmingdale. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 515 

Bedell, William — Single ; wounded Dec. 9, 1864, at Deveaux 
Neck, S. C, left hand slightly; P. O., Amityville. 

Day, Sylvester — Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 
total, $60 ; discharged for physical disability from Hospital, 
Washington, D. C, July 3, 1863 ; P. O. Amityville. 

ScHUMAKER, JoHN — Married ; relief for family, $9 per month ; 
total, $315 ; promoted to Corporal, Sept. i, 1863 ; P. O., 
Huntington. 

Smith, Nelson P. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 

Sammis, Charles A. — Single; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 
1862, to Sergeant July i, 1864 ; died from wounds at battle 
of Honey Hill, Nov. 30, 1864. 

Moore, John — Single ; promoted to Sergeant Nov. 12, 1862, to 
First Sergeant July i, 1864, commissioned First Lieut, in 
103 U. S. C. T. Jan. 19, 1865 ; P. O., Islip. 

Smith, Jacob C. — Single ; promoted to Corporal Jan. ist, 1863, 
to Sergeant Nov. 10, 1864 ; P. O., Huntington. 

Hulse, William F. — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per 
month ; total, $262.50 ; P. O., Northport 

Huntington, Charles — Married ; relief for family, $6 per 
month; total, $210; P. O., Commack. 

Hall, George B. — Single ; died at Camp Gurney, Va., of pneu- 
monia, March 13, 1863. 

Helems, Charles A. — Single ; lost left hand and wrist at Hon- 
ey Hill, Nov. 30, 1864. ; discharged March 20, 1865 ; P. O., 
Woodbury. 

Becker, Lewis — Single ; P. O., New York. 

Sammis, Cornelius M. — Single ; P. O., Northport. 

Crawford, Elbert — Married ; relief for family, $6 to $7.50 per 
month ; total, $231 ; P. O., Centreport. 

Alexander, William — Married ; relief for family $6 to $7.50 
per month ; total, $229.50 ; P. O., Northport. 

Jayne Richard — Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; to- 
tal, $210 ; P. O., Cold Spring. 

Daily, Jeremiah — Single ; P. O., Northport. 

Moddle, Frederick W. — Married ; relief for family, $9 to 
$10.50 per month : total, $336 ; P. O., Huntington. 



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BuNCE, Edgar P. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Bloxsom, George W. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
TiLLOTSON, Jacob P. — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per 
month ; total, $262.50 ; bounty procured further by C. R. 
Street about 1867 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Jones, Thomas — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per month ; 

total, $262.50 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Bloxsom, Stephen — Married ; relief for family, $6 to $7 per 
month ; total, $238.50 ; promoted to Corporal Jan. i, 1863 ; 
P. O., Huntington. 
Painter, Geo. H. or W. G. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Hallock, Alfred A. — Single ; P. O. Northport. 
Neeks, George — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Albin, John E. — Married ; relief for family, $10 per month ; 
total, $315 ; promoted to Sergeant May 14, 1863 ; P. O., 
Babylon. 
Eaton, Garret F. — Married ; relief to family, $6 per month ; 
total, $230 ; promoted to Sergeant-Major Nov. 24, 1862; 
to Second Liiut. Feb. 15, 1863 ; to First Lieut. May 9, 
1864; P. O., Huntington. 
Ketcham, Fleet — Single; P. O., Dix Hills. 
Ketcham, Bunce R. — Single ; promoted to Corporal Nov. 10, 

1864 ; to Sergeant May i, 1865 ; P. O., Dix Hills. 
Carr, John D. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Carr, Hosea V. — Married ; relief to family, $6 per month ; 

total, $210 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Bennett, Robert — Single; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 
1862 ; wounded in action Nov. 30, 1864, at Honey Hill, S. 
C, in right leg severely. 
Valentine, Oliver — Single ; died at Chain Bridge, Cranch 

Hospital, of chronic diarrhoea, Nov. 13, 1862. 
Schoor, Ferdinand — Single ; P. O., Farmingdale. 
Maloney, Dennis — Single; promoted to Corporal Nov. 10, 

1864; to Sergeant March 6, 1865 ; P. O., Huntington. 
CoNKLiN, Benjamin — Married ; relief to family, $7.50 per 
month; total, $262.50; promoted to Sergeant Sept. 12, 
1862 ; P. O., Brooklyn. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 517 

Brown, George W. — Single ; P. O., West Hills. 

Brush, Theodore S. — Single ; discharged from Coles Island, 

Nov. 10, 1S63 ; disability ; P. O., Commack. 
Lee, Edward — Single; P. O., Huntington. 
Kampe, Joseph L. — Single ; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 

1S62; reduced to ranks Jan. 1,1863; promoted to Corporal 

May I, 1865 ; P. O., Brooklyn. 
HuBBS, John A. — Single ; died at Folly Island, of chronic 

diarrhoea, 
Eaton, William B. — Single; promoted to Sergeant Sept. 12, 

1862 ; promoted to 2nd Lieut. May i, 1864 ; P. O., Hun- 
tington. 
Brown, John J. — Married ; relief to family, $7.50 to $10.00 

per month ; total, $298.50; P. O., Huntington. 
Smith, John H. — Married ; relief to family, $6 to $7.50 per 

month; total, $235.50 ; promoted to Corporal Jan. i, 1863; 

P. O., Huntington. 
Fleet, George W. — Single ; promoted to Corporal March i, 

1865; P. O., Huntington. 
Hendrickson, David — Married; relief to family, $6 to $7.50 ; 

total $237 ; P. O., Cold Spring. 
Valentine, Edwin — Single ; promoted to Corporal April i, 

1864; P. O., Cold Spring. 
Gardiner, Smith F. — Single ; P. O., Cold Spring. 
Allen, John — Married; relief to family, $6 to $7.50 per month; 

total, $2^2, ; P. O., Farmingdale. 
PEARS.A.LL, John — Single ; promoted to Corporal April i, 1864 ; 

P. O., Amityville. 
Donohue, J.A.MES — Married ; relief to family, $6 per month ; 

total, $186 ; deserted from Camp Gurney March 12, 1863. 
Raynor, Jesse — Married ; relief to family, $9 per month ; total, 

$315 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Place, Richard L. — Single ; P. O., Amityville. 
Sprague, Hamilton R. — Single ; P. O., Farmingdale. 
Monnel Dingness — Single ; died from chronic diarrhoea, Coles 

Island, Nov. 13, 1863. 



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Sprague, Edward — Married ; relief to family, $7.50 per month ; 

total, $304.50 ; died from chronic diarrhoea, at Coles Island, 

Dec. 18, 1863. 
TiLLEY, Remington — Single. 
SoPER, Ira P. — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Ritchie, Henry T. — Single ; died in hospital at Morris Island, 

May 27, 1864, of secondary syphilis. 
Morris, Thomas — Single; P. O., Huntington. 
Tierney, Richard — Married ; relief to family, $7.50 per month; 

total, $256.50 ; P. O., Northport. 
Gulmartin, Michael — Single ; wounded in left thigh severely 

in the action at Deveaux Neck, S. C. ; P. O. Melville. 
Betts, George E. — Enlisted and mustered in Feb. 27, 1864 ; 

P. O., Huntington, 
Valentine, Wm. H. — Enlisted March 3, 1864 ; P. O., Dix 

Hills. 
Beers, William H. — Single ; prom.oted to Corporal July i, 

1863 ; promoted to Sergeant Nov. 10, 1864 ; discharged 
May 22, 1865, for disability. General Hospital, Hilton 
Head, S. C. ; P. O., Dix Hills. 

Long, Hewlett J. — Single; promoted to Captain May 12, 

1864 and assigned to Co. K of 127th ; P. O., Huntington. 
Sammis, G. Smith — Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 

total, $210 ; promoted to First Lieut. May 19, 1864; P. 

O., Brooklyn. 
Daily, Jeremiah — Single ; P. O., Northport. 
Derby, Thomas — Single ; left sick at Staten Island Sept. 10, 

1862, and never heard from since. 
Lewis, George W. — Married ; relief for family, $9 to $10.50 

per month ; total, $351 ; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 

1862; reduced Sept. 2, 1864; wounded Nov. 30, 1864, at 

Honey Hill, in right leg severely ; P. O., Huntington. 
RoBBiNs, Smith — Single ; wounded in action Sept. 6, 1864, at 

Devaux Neck, in left leg severely ; P. O., Amityville. 
Shore, Nicholas — Single ; P. O., Farmingdale. 
DuFFEY, Thomas — Enlisted and mustered in Jan. 21, 1864. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 519 

COMPANY F. 

Haight, William — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per 
month ; total, $150 ; wounded in leg and hip at Honey- 
Hill ; P. O., Huntington. 

Reeve, Egbert, O. — Enlisted Jan. 21, 1864 ; transferred to 54th 
N. Y. June, 1864 ; P. O., Huntington. 

CoNKLiN, Henry, C. — -Enlisted Jan. 21, 1864. 

Fisher, Andrew — Enlisted Jan. 12, 1864; P. O., Huntington. 

COMPANY I. 

Mackey, John — Single ; deserted from Staten Island ; P. O., 

Cold Spring Harbor. 
Dorman, William — Single ; discharged for physical disability, 

General Hospital, April 15, 1S63 ; P. O., Huntington. 
O'Bride, John — Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Sullivan, Patrick — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Davis, John — Married ; relief for family, $10.50 to $12 per 

month ; total, $412.50 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Shadbolt, George, H. — Married ; relief for family, $10.50 per 

month; total, $346.50; P. O., Huntington. 
Frost, Emery — Married ; relief for family, $9 per month ; 

total, $315 ; died of typhoid fever. General Hospital, Point 

Lookout, July 31, 1863. 
VanCott, Henry — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Arnold, John E. — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Miller, Samuel A. — Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 

total, $243 ; promoted First Sergeant May i, 1863 ; P. O., 

Babylon. 
MuNCY, Jesse — Single ; transferred to Invalid Corps Sept. 25, 

1S63 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Price, George — Single ; promoted to Corporal Aug. 5, 1863 ; 

P. O., Babylon. 
Southard, William — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Suydam, Henry N. — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 to $9 ; 

total, $297 ; P. O., Babylon. 
TiLLOTSON, A. C. — Single ; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 

1862 ; P. O., Babylon. 



520 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

MoTT, George — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 per month ; 

total, $262.50 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Ketcham, Thomas P. — Married ; relief for family, $6 to $7.50 

per month ; total, $150.50 ; died of typhoid fever Aug. 10, 

1863, at Hampton Roads, Virginia. 
Smith, Medad — Married ; relief for family, $10.50 per month ; 

total, $126 ; promoted Sergeant Sept. 30, 1862 ; reduced to 

ranks July i, 1863 ; discharged for physical disability at 

Fortress Monroe Aug. 5, 1863 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Brown, John — Married; relief for family, $9 per month ; total, 

$72 ; wounded and discharged at Washington, General 

Hospital, April 9, 1863 ; P. O., Northport. 
Albin, Jeremiah — Single ; died at Camp Bliss, Nov. 14, 1862, of 

typhoid fever. 
Davis, Edward — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
DooLiTTE, Henry — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Oakley, John, Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 

total, $204 ; died in Regiment Hospital. Camp Bliss, 

Upton Hill, of typhoid fever, Jan. 5, 1863. 
MoTT, John A.— Single ; P. O., Northport. 
Fox, Charles C. — Single ; P. O., Northport. 
Conklin, Geo. A. — Single ; P. O., Northport. 
Carroll, James — ^Married ; relief to family, $9 to $10.50 per 

month ; to.tal, $341.50 ; P. O., Northport. 
Brady, James or Thomas — Single ; deserted at Staten^ Island 

Sept. I, 1862. 
O'Bride or O'Brian, Owen. — Single ; P. O., Lloyd's Neck. 
Furnam, Lewis — Single ; died of typhoid fever, Yorktown Hos- 
pital, June 16, 1863 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Dean, Michael — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 to $9 per 

month ; total, $243 ; died at Coles Island Feb. 5, 1S64 of 

lung fever. 
BiSBiNG Charles- — Single ; deserted at Staten Island Sept. 8, 

1862. 
Galvin, Michael — Married ; relief for family, $7.50 to $9 per 

month ; to.tal, $291.50 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Lynch, Mathias — Single ; died in General Hospital, Beaufort, 

of chronic diarrhea, Oct. 7, 1863. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. $21 

Wicks, Geo. S.— Married ; relief for family, $10.50 to $12 per 

month ; total, $45° ; ?• O- Huntington. 
MiDDLETON, Thomas— Married ; relief for family, $9 to $10.50 

per month ; total. $265 ; P. O., Huntington. 
Johnson, James— Married ; relief for family, $7-5o per month ; 

total, $262.50; P. O., Huntington. 
Murphy, Peter— Married ; relief for family, $10.50 to $12 per 

month ; total, $385 ; P- O., Melville. 
Seaman, Jacob— Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 

total, $210 ; P.O. Babylon. 
Jarvis John B.— Single ; P. O., Huntington. 
Seaman, William— Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Wright, Joseph C— Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Smith, Joel B.— Single ; discharged for physical disability, 
General Hospital, Washington, April 13, 1863 ; P. O. 
Babylon. 
Pedrick, Platt— Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; 

total, $210 ; died at Hilton Head, of chronic diarrhea. 
Brown, George G.— P. O., Babylon. 
BosTWiCK, James— Single ; promoted to Corporal Sept. 12, 

1862 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Pitts, Charles E.— Single ; promoted to Corporal Nov. 12, 

1S62 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Box, George— Single ; P. O., Babylon. 

Leek, James H.— Married ; relief to family, $12 per month; 
total, $132 ; discharged for physical disability at Washing- 
ton, July 9, 1863 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Wood, Ira A.— Married ; relief for family, $2 to $6 per month ; 
total, $32 ; cut off fingers of hand and discharged ; P. O., 
Huntington. 
Pope, Henry— Single ; discharged for physical disability, 

General Hospital, Washington, Nov. 27, 1862. 
Derby, Thomas— Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Doty, Isaac— Married ; relief for family, $6 per month ; total, 

$48 ; P.O., Babylon. 
Ketcham, Augustus C— Single ; P. O., Amityville. 
Southard, Nelson H.— Single ; P. O., Babylon. 



522 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

MoTT, John A. — Single ; P. O., Northport. 

Brown, William— Single ; promoted First Sergeant Sept. 30, 

1862 ; reduced to ranks Feb. i, 1863 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Brush, Owen O. — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 

DooLiTTLE, Harvey — Single ; promoted First Sergeant Sept. 

12, 1862 ; reduced to ranks May i, 1863 ; P. O., Babylon. 
Davis, Edward — Single ; died of typhoid fever, at Upton Hill, 

Nov. 9, 1862. 
Jayne, George E. — Single ; promoted to Sergeant Feb. i, 1863 ; 

P. O., Babylon. 
Smith, William H. — Single ; promoted to Corporal Feb. i, 

1863 ; discharged for physical disability at General Hos- 
pital, N. Y., July 15, 1864; P. O., Babylon. 

Smalling, Joshua — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Sammis, John A. — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 
Sammis, George H. — Single ; P. O., Babylon. 

94TH REGIMENT. 
Jarvis, Ira. 

15TH REGIMENT. 
RoBBiNS, Jeremiah — Enlisted Sept. 23, 1862. 

158TH REGIMENT. 
Brower, Harvey — P. O., Babylon. 

48TH REGIMENT. 
CoNANT, William L. — Transferred to the 127th; Second Lieut. - 

P. O., Huntington. 
Sammis, Gilbert — P. O., Huntington ; Company I. 

5TH ARTILLERY. 
Downing, John — P. O., Huntington. 
Glines, William H. — Company'C. ; married ; relief for family, 

$7.50 per month ; total, $262.50 ; P. O., New York. 
Jones, Lorenzo. 
Smith, Jacob W. — Shot in battle. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 525 

3D SENATORIAL. 
Bryant, Isaac — Dead. 

5TH REGIMENT, CORCORAN LEGION. 

ENLISTED AND MUSTERED IN 1862. 

Sept. 25 — Kennedy, Mich.el ; Sadler, Richard ; Schuchidt^ 
Jacob ; Reily, James. 

Sept. 26 — Iago, John ; Hanlon, James ; Martin, Bernard ; 
Jones, Thomas C. ; Leonard, John ; Gavin, John ; Rus- 
SEL, George ; Hanlon, John. 

Sept. 27 — -Ahren, John ; Clements, Charles ; Slatterly, 
Dennis ; Wright, Percie. 

Sept. 29 — Prescott, William H. ; Sullivan, Patrick ; Coyne, 
Cornelius ; O'Halloran, John ; Kenny, John J. ; Wil- 
son, Thomas. 

Sept. 30 — CooNEY, Patrick ; Thornton, George ; Staunton^ 
James ; Belgian, David. 

Oct. 2 — Lawrence, Thomas ; Grace, Thomas J. ; Byrnes^ 
James I. ; HamIlton, James ; Hardy, Thomas ; Murray, 
John ; Welch, Edward ; O'Brien, Daniel ; Cohen, 
Thomas ; McIntyre, Patrick ; Tracy, Patrick ; Gal- 
lagher, Thomas ; Gilmore, Otis H. ; Conner, James ; 
O'Brien, Terrence ; Cabam, Carll ; Flanegan, John ; 
Campbell, Andrew ; Vira, Antonio ; O'Dwyer, James ;, 
Lee, Daniel ; Quinn, James ; Stewart, William. 

Oct. 3 — Albertson, John ; Manning, Thomas ; Jordon, Rad- 
CLiFFE ; Taylor, William ; Langdon, William ; Van 
Lane, Henry ; Brennen, William ; Boyle, Patrick ;, 
Moran, James A. 

Oct. 6 — Cauley, Peter 

Oct. 7 — Keefe, John. 

Oct. II — Creamer, Augustus. 

Oct. 13 — Rhodes, Walter ; Grey, Patrick ; O'Neil, Timothy.. 

Oct. 14 — SiLLMAN, Francis ; Nolicken, Frederick ; English,. 
Thomas Pierce. 

Oct. 15 — McMahon, Bernard. 



524 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Oct. i6 — Shannen, Timothy ; Hillier, Henry ; Sullivan, 

MiCH/EL ; CusACK, Patrick. 
Oct. 17 — Sullivan, John. 
Oct. 22 — Hill, Edward. 

I02D REGIMENT. 
re-enlisted, 1864. 
Feb. 4 — McGuirime, James ; Berine, Michael. 

COMPANY I. 

Feb. 5 — DiKEMAN, Tunis ; Cowan, John ; Downs, Robert 
Briggs, William H. H. ; Chapin, Enos ; Davis, Barnabus 
Hyland, Thomas ; Hopkins, John ; Hall, John W. 
Knapp, Albert ; Mulvehill, Michel ; Skidmore, William. 

COMPANY H. 

Feb. 5 — Merenus, Seth B. ; Mahollan, Rhodney ; England, 
William ; Wilson, John ; Ray, Rudolph ; Muir, Wil- 
liam ; Carrity, James ; Gillen, William ; French, 
Charlie H. ; Casey, Thomas ; Fleet, Chas. E. ; Conklin, 
Louis O. ; Welton, Lyman B. 

Feb. 9 — Bartlett, Morris; Blanckett, William C. ; Raynor, 
Labon ; VanHoughton, Isaac ; Graham, Veurrimore 

A. ; Kaats, George S. ; VanLew, Wm. A. ; Kaler, Wil- 
liam O. ; Farrington, Arthur F. ; Blauvelt, John C. ; 
Jackson, John ; Darling, Anthony ; Colegrove, George 

B. ; Keer, James ; Nevius, Winfield S. 

COMPANY C. 

Feb. 9 — Stillwell, Cornelius. 

Feb. 9 — Nevius, Winfield S. ; Beardslee, Edward ; Creuger, 
Christian ; Thompson, Cirenus ; Powell, John H. ; 
Shannon, David. 

Feb. 19 — Evans, Evans ; Lincoln, Abraham ; Mariarity, 
Lawrence ; Ready, James ; Gardiner, Almon D. ; Gar- 
diner, Nathaniel B. ; White, Patrick ; Hughes Pat- 
rick ; Clear, James J. ; McIntosh, John J. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5^5 

Feb 33-LiNDSAV, JOHN J.; McDougall, David ; Mahon, 
Freeman S. ; Keefie, Thomas ; James, Stephen D., Still- 
well, George ; Allen, William; Crane, James ; Cruser. 
William ; Keyler, Jeremiah ; Peppard William H^; 
Pentegrass, John ; Roarke, Patrick ; Miller, Charles 
E. ; RoBBiNS, Charles ; Stillwell, Silas ; Hannegan, 
William ; Wheeler, Alonzo. 

Titus, JoNAS-Single ; P. O., Centreport ; enlisted 1862. 

Wheeler, JAMES-Eulisted and mustered in Aug. 23, 1862 , P. 
O., Cold Spring. 

5TH VETERAN RESERVE CORPS. 

RE-ENLISTED, Sept. 1 5, 1864. 
COMPANY B. 
Brumer, Layf^tte ; Bunce, Richard W. ; Hazen, Joseph ; 
MuLLER, Frank ; Todd, David ; Thompson, John. 

COMPANY G. 

Kelley, Stephen ; Lous, Thomas E. ; Morrison James ; 

Newcome, Cyrus M. ; Hinny, George ; Henrich, Warhen; 

Smith, Lane. 

COMPANY K. 
MooNEY, John ; Pickerell, Charles. 

HARRIS LIGHT CAVALRY. 

ENLISTED, Sept. II, 1862. 
Bedell, Samuel— P. O., Babylon. 
Jones, Ebenezer. 

Kennedy, James— Second Regiment. 
SoPER, Oliver B.-Second Regiment ; P. O., Huntington. 

HOSPITAL. 

Culver, Josiah D. ; M. D.-P. O., Farmingdale. 

RHODE ISLAND REGIMENT. 
Ketcham, Smith— Enlisted Aug. 1861. _ 

SoPER, G;orge C.-P. O., Huntington ; Third Regiment. 



526 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

3D EMPIRE BRIGADE. 

Lange, Edward — Enlisted Aug. 19, 1862 ; Company C. 
Smith, William — Enlisted and mustered in Aug. 22, 1862 ; 

Company C. 
ScHiMTZ, Herbert — Enlisted and mustered in Sept. 16, 1862 ; 

Company C. 
Kath.man, Henry F. — Enlisted and mustered in Aug 25, 1862; 

Company C. 
Blattener, Rudolph — Enlisted and mustered in Aug. 19, 1862; 

Company C. 

4TH METROPOLITAN. 

Leek, John M. — Enlisted Sept. 5, 1S62 ; mustered in Sept. 8, 

1862 ; P. O., Babylon. 
ToTTEN, Edgar. 

5TH REGIMENT. 

Bryant, Charles O. — Enlisted and mustered in Aug. 21, 1862 ; 
P. O., Northport. 

5TH DURYEA'S ZOUAVES. 

Platt, William — P. O., Huntington. 

SIGEL'S CORPS. 

Rudolph, Jacob. 

163D REGIMENT. 
TiGHE, Richard F. ; Chapple, Moses E. — Aug. 22, 1862 ; P.O., 
Centreport. 

SPINOLA BRIGADE. 

Wicks, Sydney. 

14TH REGIMENT. 
Williams, William. 

2D SENATORIAL. 
Wicks, Moses B. — P. O., Babylon. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 527 

The following v/ere enlisted at various otfices, for whom we 

have certificates to our credit from Provost Marshal of our 

district, and by order of Gen. Hays, and cannot tell what 

Regiments and Companies they were assigned to, which is the 

case of all who are not designated before. (C denotes colored.) 

Jan. 5, 1864. 

William, Henry Decatur ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Brewster, Thomas C. ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Jackson, Aaron ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Brewster, Governor ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Gardiner, James E. ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Smith, Moses ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Jackson, Jeffrey ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Jackson, Richard ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Jackson, Henry D. ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Wood, William Henry ; P. O. Huntington ; C. 

Carll, Charles Henry ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Jan. 19 — Tredwell, Frank ; P. O., Huntington ; C. 

Feb. 9 — Meehan, Patrick ; Scoefield, John ; P. O., Hun- 
tington. 

Feb. 10 — Doyle, John. 

Feb. II — Wicks, James ; died in service. 

May 2 — Bennett, George R. ; Black, John ; Conway, 
Francis. 

May 12 — Jones, John ; P. O., Huntington. 

May 13 — Pankratz, Herbert. 

May 14 — Sneider, Daniel ; Smith, Jacob H. ; Keyler, Chas. ; 
Finch, David. 

ENLISTED IN 1864. 
McDermott, John, June 30 ; O'Sullivan, Timothy, June 24 ; 
Sculley, John, June 23 ; Nolan, James, June 27 ; Hoesch, 
Mathias, June 16 ; Keppler, John, June 23 ; O'Mera, 
Patrick, June 18 ; Harkensthweng, Hendrick, June 20 ; 
Peat, Thomas, June 18 ; Campbell, Ranson, June 21 ; 
Wallace, William, (2d Reserve Corps) June 23 ; Thomp- 
son, David, (loth Reserve Corps) June 23 ; Kyser, John, 
June 17 ; Gundlier, Henry, June 27 ; Brandt, Jerry, 



528 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

July 6 ; Treimeyer, Egidus, July 2 ; Manly, Thomas, 
July 6 ; Laskey, George L., July 5 ; Cordier, Ernest, 
July 20 ; RoYCE, George W., July 20 ; Francisco, Francis, 
July 22 ; Haggerty, James, July 22 ; Behrens, Otto, July 
27 ; Negrier, Prosper, July 28 ; Hammell, Joseph, July 
27 ; Dougherty, John, July 26 ; Dorfle, William, July 
30 ; Tolland, John W., July 27 ; Haskins, Job C., July 
29 ; Thorn, August, July 30 ; Evans, Conrad, July 28 ; 
Smith, Michael, July 30 ; Stobel, John, July 29 ; Byron, 
G. H., July 29 ; Bfrgmoser, Alex., July 28 ; Gaynor, 
Thomas, July 28 ; Neal, Charles, M., July 29 ; Morri- 
son, Leonard, July 25 ; Allen, Geo. W., July 29 ; Ham- 
merly, Matthias, July ; Hundt, Charles ; Keifer, Adam; 
Michael Charles ; Reahl, Andrus ; Gubbins, William; 
Taylor, Joseph, July 27 ; Herman, Francis, July 27 ; 
Shaffer, Charles, July 28; Sullivan, Thomas, July 28 ; 
Chauncy, Chappin, July 28 ; Francis, Francis, July 22 ; 
Fogerty, Geo. Thomas, July 25 ; Hutchuyson, Howe, 
N., July 25. 

RE-ENLISTED, July 25, 1864. 
Garger, Michael C. ; Harper, Nicholas ; Shedd, John 
Wood, Thomas ; Bower, Frederick ; Regan, John 
Shedd, Franklin A. ; Ducey, Henry ; Mahon, Joseph 
Cain, John ; Novis, James N. ; Williamson, James 
Atkins, Henry A. ; Gutzner, Armand ; Kollve, Holger, 
O. ; RoHLER, John ; Gillispie, George ; Sinnot, Nicho- 
las ; Kleinr, Augustus ; Glyn, Matthias ; Meyer, Jacob; 
Smith, James ; McGuire, Michael ; Maloney, Michael. 

1864. SUBSTITUTES. 

Crowley, Martin, July 27, for James B. Conklin. 
Hansell, Isaac W., July 26, for Joseph E. Bunce. 
Whitson, Robert R., July 27, for Henry F. Conklin. 
Jones, Thomas, Aug. 16, for Lewis Mulligan. 
Larabee, Charles, Aug. 15, for Lewis M. Thurston. 
Gruehlin, Aug. 10, for Wm. Edward Jones. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 529 

BuRWiG, Julius, Aug. 13, for Henry Fleet Sammis. 
Harrison, Patrick, July 15, for J. A. Woodhull. 
DoHERTV, James, July 26, for DeWitt C. Barrett. 
Taylor, Chas. D., July 26, for Geo. C. Gould. 
Cluff, Andrew, July 12, for Joseph G. Conklin. 
Kayser, Charles, Aug. 16, for Temple Prime. 
Patrick, Lawrence, July 18, for Isaac C. Rogers. 
Fagan, Richard, July 18, for Duncan McKay 
Noonan, James, July 18, for Emilous Jarvis. 
Collins, John, July 18, for Chas. H. Fleet. 
Brown, James T., July 18, for Geo. A. Sammis. 
Allen, James, July 29, for O. Smith Sammis. 
Farrell, James, Aug., for Samuel J. Brush. 
Hoadling, Charles, Aug., for Franklin Smith, 
Robertson, John, Aug., for James B. Cooper 
Bogue, Thomas, Aug., for Elbert Bobbins. 
Dinnerly, John, Aug., for Benjamin P. Bobbins. 
Bowden, John, July, for Townsend Jones. 

[NoTK.— The I02d Regiment, N. Y. Vols., made a splendid record in the 
War of the Rebellion. Captain Walter R. Hewlett, of this Town, recruited 
Company C of this regiment at Cold Spring and its vicinity, in September, 
1861— Walter R. Hewlett, Captain; Charles E. Jayne, First Lieutenant; 
George T. Walters, Second Lieutenant. This Company was mustered into 
service at New York, Nov. 27, 1861, and joined the Twelfth Corps of the 
Second Brigade, commanded by Col. Thomas Van Buren. This regiment 
was at the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was from thence 
transferred to Chattanooga, in Gen. Slocum's Corps of Gen. Sherman's 
army, and was with Sherman until the close of the war. The monument 
erected on the battlefield of Gettysburg, and dedicated July 2, 1888, to the 
memory of the soldiers of this regiment who fell at that battle, has en- 
graved upon it the story of their heroic deeds, in these words : 

" I02D REo'r N. Y. VOLS. 

This monument was dedicated on the 2d of July, 1888, on Gulps Hill at Gettysburg-, on the 
line the Regiment fought, it being the 25th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg They 
were in the following enga ements: Harper's Ferry, Cedar Mountain, Chantilly" South 
Mountain, Antietam, Winchester, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mount- 
ain, Mission Ridge, Pea Vine Creek, Ringgold, Mill Creek Gap, (Dalton), Resaca Cassville 
New Hope Church, Dallas, Pine Mountain, Gulps Farm, Peachtree Greek, Atlanta, Savan- 
nah, Bentonsville and Goldsboro, where Johnston surrendered to Sherman. Thence they 
marched to Richmond and Washington, and participated in the grand review." 

A large number of the survivors of this regiment attended the dedication 
of this monument. I have a photograph, taken on the ground, showing 
their faces, grouped about the monument on thdt occasion. Among the 
number may be recognized Captain Walter Hewlett and George Stilwell, 
now living here, and doubtless others known to Huntington people.— 
C R. S,] 



530 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lewis, John, Dec. 30, for Chas. S. Woodhull. 

1865. 

McCuLLY, Francis, Feb. 9, for Wm. W. Sammis. 

Bergerstine, George, Feb. 10, for Leonard C. Pettit. 

O'Learny, Patrick, Feb. 18, for E. T. Hewlett. 

Smith, William, Feb. 9, for Piatt Titus. 

Foley, Michel, Feb. 15, for Ezra Seaman. 

Kelly, Jamfs, Feb. 15, for Walter Parsons. 

Grape, George, Feb. 8, for George Carll. 

Braume, George, Feb. 8, for Chas; H. Richmond. 

Clark, Thomas, Feb. 9, for John R. Reid. 

ENLISTED IN 1864. 

Sept. — Davidson, William; Pain, Charles; Joyce, John; Kean, 
Henry; McSweeny, James; Lockwood, Chas. E. ; Kelley, 
Patrick ; Cullane, Louis ; Thompson, Wm. R. ; IMyers, 
Henry ; Wood, Thomas ; Sloan, Samuel ; Lemons, 
Robert ; McCormick, John ; Miller, Frank ; DeLaney, 
John. 

Aug. — Rehm, Charles ; Kirsch, Fred. ; Leonard, Jos. ; 
McNamara, John ; Levy, Bernard. 

July — MuNSCH, Geo. A. ; Ryan, Mich.^l ; McHugh, John. 
July 26, re-enlisted: Fogerty, George T. 

March 3 — Johnson, Joseph ; Murray, Wm. Henry ; LaMeyer, 
Charles ; Carpenter, Wm. H. ; Simonton, Robert S 

Feb. — Albin, John W. ; DeGrow, Moses D. ; McDonelad, P. 

ENLISTED IN 1865. 
Williams, John, Feb. 8 ; Appleberg, Alex., Feb. 8 ; Leary 
John, Feb. 14 ; Lynch, Thomas, Feb. 17 ; Vanderhoff, 
Clement, Feb. 18 ; Hill, Anthony, Feb. 14 ; McCarthy 
Thomas, Feb. 14; Wilson, John, Feb. 18 ; Carney, John 
Feb. 13; Clark, William, Feb. 18; Emmens, George 
Feb. II ; Pearson, James, Feb. 11 ; Sears, Albert, Feb 
15 ; Patterson, William, Feb. 13. 

ENLISTMENT OF SAILORS, 1864. 
McCamley, Bernard, Sept. 6, for i year on ship Vermont. 
McGumley, Roger, Sept. 6, for i year on ship Vermont. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 53 1 

McDoNOUGH, Michael, Sept. 10, for i year on ship Vermont. 
HuBBS, Alonzo, Sept. xo, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Kaiser, Joseph, Sept. 6, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Penny, Jonathan R., Sept. 10, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Matthews, Joseph, Sept. 14, for 3 years on ship Vermont. 
Brajjn, Charles, Sept. 14, for- 2 years on ship Vermont. 
Shorter, Charles, Sept. 14, for 2 years on ship Vermont. 
Johnson, Moses, Sept. 14, for 2 years on ship Vermont. 
Plum, Jacob, Sept. 13, for 2 years on ship Vermont. 
O'Neill, Thomas, Sept. 13, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Holmes, Thomas, Sept. 6, for i year on ship Vermont. 
GoGGiN, James, Sept. 6, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Walcott, James, Aug. 24, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Raynor, George, Aug. 24, for i year on ship Vermont. 
Clingheart, Charles, substitute for Geo. H. Skidmore, July 

28, for 3 years on ship Vermont. 
O'Brien, Michael, May 3, for r year on ship North Carolina. 
McGuiRE, James, May 2, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
McArden, Charles, May 3, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
North, Francis, May 2, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
Vincent, Stephen, May 2, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
Leonard, John, May 12, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 
Johnson, Epenetus, May 11, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 
Rush, Michael H., May 11, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 
Jones, Charles, May 12, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 
McBride, William, April 27, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 
Heartranleff, William, April 27, for 2 years on ship North 

Carolina. 
Smith, John, May 3, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
Lanigan, Thomas, May 2, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
KiNSLER, Joseph, May 3, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 
Kennesy, Dennis, May 2, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 
McSwiGGiN, Patrick, May 3, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 
Kearney, Daniel, May 2, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 
Lake, William, May 3, for i year on ship North Carolina. 
Thompson, George, W., April 27, for i year on ship North 

Carolina. 

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532 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

HoLLMAN, Harry, April 26, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

Pyne, William, April 26, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Downs, John, April 2S, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

King, Walter, April 27, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Clifford, Henry, April 28, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 

Overton, William. April 30, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

Dangerfield, Henry, April 30, for 3 years on ship North 
Carolina. 

Anderson, Henry, April 28, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Gilchrist, John A., April 28, for 2 years on ship NorthCarolina. 

Strong, Charles E., April 27, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Keefe, John O., April 28, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

Clark, Henry, April 27, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

Reily, John, May 2, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

McKenzie, James, April 26, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Foster, Joseph, May 2, for 3 years on ship North Carolina. 

Rann, John, April 27, for 2 years on ship North Carolina. 

Bugbee, C. Merritt, April 29, for i year on ship North Caro- 
lina. 

Murphy. James, April 26, for i year on ship North Carolina. 

Smith, William, April 27, for i year on ship NorthCarolina. 

[Note. — It will be noticed, by reference to the military roll of Hunting- 
ton, which is printed entire, that Huntington was well represented in the 
U. S. Navy during the war. It also should be remembered that this branch 
of the service had in it a distinguished citizen of Huntington, Admiral 
Hiram Paulding. — C. R. S.j 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 533 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1865, April 4.] 

At an annual Town Meeting of the Town of Huntington, 
held at the house of Elias Smith on Tuesday, the fourth 
day of April, the following resolutions were passed and 
Town officers elected. 

Supervisor, Charles A. Floyd. President of Trustees, 
Brewster Conklin. Trustees, Morris R. Brush, Richard 
Sammis, Gilbert Carll, Elias Baylis, Thomas Ireland, 
Elbert Carll. Town Clerk, Stephen C. Rogers. Collector, 
Elkanah Soper. Assessor, Henry S. Sammis. Commis- 
sioner of Highways, Stymest Smith. Justice of the Peace, 
Wm. H. Monfort. Overseers of the Poor, Henry M. 
Purdy, Hiram V. Baylis. Constables, Alexander Sammis, 
Henry Tilden, Elkanah Soper, Sanford Brown. Pound 
Masters, Charles E. Ketcham, Henr}^ Tilden. 

Resolved, That the sum of five thousand dollars be 
raised by tax this year for the support of the poor and one 
thousand dollars for contingent expenses. 

Resolved, That all persons be prohibited from putting 
down stakes and buoys in any of the waters of the Town 
of Huntington, to mark the lines of oyster beds, that in 
any way obstruct fishing with nets, without the permission 
of the Trustees of said town under the penalty of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents : also raise those already put down. 
One half to go to the complainant, the other half to the 
Overseers of the Poor for the use and benefit of the poor 
of said Town. 

Resolved, That the Supervisor be directed and he is here- 
by authorized to raise by tax the present fiscal year, a sum 
sufificient to reimburse all those persons who were drafted 
and held for service, under the call of the President of the 
United States in the year 1863 for 100,000 men, and who 



534 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

paid three hundred dollars for commutation money, and 
also all those who were drafted and held to service and 
who had received no relief tickets, the difference between 
the relief tickets and the amounts actually paid, such sum 
as will be sufficient for that purpose, not exceeding the 
sum of $18500 in the whole. "-^ 

Recorded by Stephen C. Rogers, 

Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetmgs, Vol. Ill, pp. 158-61.) 



[PAYMENTS BY PRESIDENT OF BOARD 

OF TRUSTEES TO TREASURER OF 

FINANCE COMMITTEE.] 

[1865, July-.] 

Cash and notes paid George A. Scudder, Treasurer of 

[* Great events occurred about this time. Gen. Thomas had 
defeated the Confederates under Gen. Hood in a series of de- 
cisive engagements at the Southwest. Gen. Sherman pursued 
his triumphant march through Georgia, swinging around 
northward, arriving at Columbia Feb. 17. The Confederates, 
under Gen. Lee, were beaten in a series of engagements in 
Virginia, by the Army of the Potomac, under Gen. Grant, and 
Richmond was taken April 3. Gen. Lee and his whole army 
surrendered to Gen. Grant at Appomattox Court House April 
8, practically ending the war. President Lincoln was assassin- 
ated by J. Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre, Washington, April 
16. The successful close of the war was celebrated in Hun- 
tington by a great mass meeting of citizens and returned sol- 
diers on the tenth day of August, 1865, Hon. Henry J. Scudder 
being the orator of the occasion. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



535 



the Union Finance Committee, by Brewster Conklin, 
President of Board of Trustees. 



1862. 

Aug. 23, Cash and drafts 

Aug. 23, Note 

Aug. 23, Note 

Aug. 27, Cdsh 

Aug. 28, Cash 

Aug. 29, Cash 

Aug. 30, Cash 

Sept. I, Cash 

Sept. 4, Three notes 

Sept. 4, Cash 

Sept. 4, Cash 

Sept. 6, Note 

Sept. II, Cash and note 

Sept. 16, Notes 

Sept. 24, Notes 

Sept. 24, Cash 

Sept. 26, Notes 

Sept. 26, Cash 

Sept. 29, Cash 

Oct. 2, Note 

Oct. 7 Cash 

Oct. 18, Cash 

Nov. 8, Cash 



8, Cash 



18 

Jan. _, 

Jan. 25, Cash 

March 9, Cash 

April 16, Cash 

April 24, Cash 

July 22, Cash 
Aug 



20, Cash 
{File No. 399.; 



18,825.00 

2,500.00 

2,175.00 

1,650.00 

750.00 

200.00 

70.00 

500.00 

300.00 

200 00 

400.00 

155 00 

540.00 

700.00 

100.00 

100.00 

125.00 

330.00 

4,000.00 

100.00 

500.00 

1,500.00 

1,036.00 

125-63 

520.75 
1,200.00 
714.00 
683.62 
400.00 
100.00 



Sept. 26, 
Oct. 15, 
Nov. 9, 
Nov. 18, 

1864. 
Jan. 14, 
P'cb. 10, 
March 15, 
April 14, 
May 10, 
June 3, 
July 
Aug. 
Sept. 
Oct. 
Nov. 
Dec. 

1865 
Jan. 
Feb. 
March 15 
April 10 
May 8 
June 16, 

July 3 

Aug. I 



14. 



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Voluntary contribu- 
tions 



$450.00 
400.00 
415,00 
45000 

400.00 
562.35 
442.93 
5 00. CO 
404.26 
410.00 

464-37 
425.00 

46493 

400.00 

425.00 
436.00 

453-57 
405.00 
500.00 
392.00 
415-50 
200.00 
200.00 
380.84 

1702.00 



$42,198.75 



[DISBURSEMENTS FOR BOUNTIES AND 
RELIEF.] 



[1865, July.] 



Disbursements by Geo. A. Scudder, as Treasurer of the Union Finance Com- 
mittee, of moneys received from Brewster Conklin, President of Trustees, Town 
of Huntington. 

1862. 
Aug. 23, To cash paid Isaac Willetts, to be applied to j'ayment of 

bounty to volunteers $ 3,200.00 



53^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Aug. 23, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy, liounty to volunteers 1,500.00 

Aug. 27, To caih paid Henry M. Purdy, bounty to volunteers 100.00 

Aug. 27, To cash paid Isaac Willets, bounty to volunteers 1,200.00 

Sept. 4, To cash paid Isaac Willets, bounty to volunteers 400.00 

Sept. 4, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy, bounty to volunteers 500.00 

Sept. 24, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy, bounty to volunteers 200.00 

Sept 24, To cash paid 112 volunteers each $100 Town bounty 11,200.00 
To cash paid 39 families, North Side, Town allowance for 

■ September 295.50 

Oct. 2, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy from allowance for Sept. 100.00 
Oc«t. 9. To cash paid J. Amherst WoodhuU from allowance for Sept. 

for I volunteer procured from Centreport 100.00 
To cash paid 59 volunteers procured from New York at an 

average cost of I76.69 i 2 each 4,525.00 
Oct. 20. To cash paid 16 volunteers procured from New York at 

$100 each 1,600.00 
To cash paid 42 families of volunteers. North Side, from 

allowance for October 316.50 

Nov- 14, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 171.00 

Nov. 15, To cash paid Isaac Willets 200.00 
To cash paid 41 families of volunteers. North Side, allowance 

for November 309.00 
Dec. 15, To cash paid 41 families of volunteers. North Side, allow- 
ance for December 307.50 
1863. 
Jan. 14, To draft delivered to Henry M. Purdy 93 00 
Jan. 23, To ca;h paid 41 families of volunteers aUowance for Jan. 307.50 
Feb. 7, To cash paid Isaac Willets 106.00 
Feb. 23, To cash paid 40 families of volunteers allowance for Feb. 297.50 
March 2, To cash paid Isaac Willets ii5-5o 
March 17, To cash paid H. M. Purdy 46.50 
March 23, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers allowance tor March 294.00 
March 21, To cash paid Dan'l P. Sammis Town bounty due to 9 

volunteers, each $100 900.00 

April 20, To cash paid Isaac Willets 114.00 

April 20, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 48.00 

April 20, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers allowance for April 294.00 

May 20, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers allovi'ance for May 294.00 

May 20, To cash paid Isaac Willets allowance for May 100.00 

May 20, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy allowance for May 48.00 

June 20, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers allowance for June 294.00 

June 20, To cash paid Isaac Willets 101.00 

June 20, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 48.00 

July 20, To cash paid 39 families of vol's Town allowance for July 295.50 

July 20, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 42.00 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



537 



July 

Aug. 

Aug. 

Aug. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Dec. 
Dec. 

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Jan. 

Feb. 
Feb, 
Feb. 
Feb. 



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March 
March 
March 
April 
April 
April 
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May 
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June 
June 

July 

July 

July 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 



20, To cash paid Isaac Willets 100.50 

18, To cash paid Isaac Willets 88.50 

18, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 42.00 

18, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Aug. 298.50 

15, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 42 00 

15, To cash paid Isaac Willets 88.50 

15, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Sept. 297.00 

15, To ca2h paid Isaac Willets 88.50 

15, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 4500 
To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Oct. 295.50 
To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Nov. 297 00 

18, To cash paid Isaac Willets 67.50 

18, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 

To cash paid Isaac Willets (see receipt for Nov. 27) 78.00 

18, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 

18, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Dec. 300.00 

To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid lor Jan. 300.00 

18, To cash paid Isaac Willets 81.00 

To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 

12, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43- 5° 

12, To cash paid Isaac Willets 81.00 

12, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Feb. 303.00 

12, To cash paid W. W. Wood for Mrs. Martha A. Shadbolt, 

(wife of Geo. H. Shadbolt) Town aid from Nov. 1862 to 

date, 15 months at $10.50 i57-5o 

12, To cash paid Isaac Willets 81.00 

12, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 

12, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for March 303.00 

12, To cash paid family of G. H. Shadbolt aid for March 10.50 
18, To cash paid Isaac Willets 78.00 
18, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 
18, To cash paid 40 families of volunteers Town aid for April 318. Oq 

To cash paid 40 families of volunteers Town aid for May 318.00 

To cash paid Isaac Willets 78.00 

To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43 50 

To cash paid Isaac Willets 78.00 

To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-5"-* 

To cash paid 40 families of volunteers Town aid for June 322.50 

13, To cash paid 39 lamilies of volunteers Town aid for July 315.00 
13, To cash paid Isaac Willets (per M. Willets) 78.00 
13, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy (per M. Willets) 43-50 
i6, To cash paid Henry M. Purdy 43-50 

16, To cash paid Isaac Willets 78.00 
16, To cash paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Aug. 3'3-50 



538 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Sept. 

S.pt. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

O.t. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

1865. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
Jan. 
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Feb. 
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March 

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April 

April 

April 

April 

April 

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May 

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May 

May 

May 

May 

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June 

June 

June 

June 

June 

June 

July 

July 



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paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid tor Sept. 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid Henry M. Purdy 

paid Henry M. Purdy 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid 39 fanfiilies of volunteers Town aid for Oct. 

paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Nov 

paid Isaac Willets 

pai 1 H. M. Purdy 

paid H. M. Purdy 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Dec. 

paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Jan. 

paiJ Isaac Willets 

paid Henry M. Purdy 

paid Henry M. Purdy 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid 39 families of volunteers Town aid for Feb. 

paid 38 families of volumeers Town aid for March 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid H. M. Purdy 

paid Rogers, Sammis & Co., for 25 families 

paid Isaac Willets for 10 families 

paid Henry M. Purdy for 6 families 

paid S. S. Brown for 6 families 

paid L. Rowland for 4 families 

paid Mrs. S. A. Conklin, Brooklyn, for I family 

paid Mrs. Margaretta Jones, Norwalk, for i family 

paid Rogers, Sammis & Scudder for 25 families 

paid Isaac Willets lor 10 families 

paid H. M. Purdy for 6 families 

paid S. S. Brown for 6 families 

paid L. Rowland for 4 families 

paid Mrs. S. A. Conklin, Brooklyn, for I family 

paid Mrs. Margaretta Jones, Norwalk, for I family 

paid Rogers, Sammis & Scudder 

paid Isaac Willets 

paid Henry M. Purdy 

paid S. S. Brown 

paid L. Rowland 

paid Mas. S. A. Conklin, Brooklyn 

paid Mrs. Margaretta Jones, Norwalk 

paid Rogers, Sammis & Scudder 

paid Henry M. Purdy 



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HUNTINCxTON TOWN RECORDS. 539 

72.00 
July To cash paid Isaac Willets 

July To cash paid S. S. Brown , ^ 

Tuly To cash paid L. Rowland for Mrs. Velsor V- 

July To cash paid L. Rowland for Mrs. Alexandre 7-b^ 

Tulv To cash paid Michael Galvin " 

July To cash paid Wm. Smith for Mrs. Elbert Crawford 7-50 

July To cash paid Mrs. Susan A. Conklin 7-^ 

July To cash paid Mrs. Margaretta Jones 

$i702voluntary contributions disbursed as follows: 

Of this amount, Isaac Willets disbursed ^^oo 00 

Henry M. Purdy, to 24 volunteers 

Geo. A. Scuddcr, to 99 volunteers 

Paid to agents for procuring volunteers 

Board and traveling expenses of i volunteer 

Paid for dinners for volunteers '^■"^ 

Placed to the credit of the account of Brewster Conklm, 
President, and applied toward the payment of Town 
aid to families, &c. ±'j^ 



240 00 

990. 00 

150.00 

4.00 



2,198.75. 



[File No. 400. 



[SUMMARY STATEMENT BY FINANCE 
COMMITTEE.] 

[1865, July — .] 
The Committee appointed at a Special Town Meeting,, 
held at the house of Elias Smith, on the i6th day of August. 
186^ to receive and disburse the money voted at said meet- 
ino- to persons volunteering to fill up the quota of the Town 
unlier the call of the President for volunteers; also to aid 
the families of such volunteers, received and paid out the 

following sums of money : 

For 263 volunteers, bounty and expense of 
recruiting, averaging $101.69 each total $26,744-25 

The number of families to which Town aid 
was paid was 63. The time was from August 
23, 1862, to July 23, 1865-35 months Average 
amount paid per month was $441.56, or for the 
whole time ^,4b4^ 

Total payments $42,i98-7S 



540 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

To meet the abov^e expense, voluntary contri- 
butions were made by the people of the Town 
of Hinitington, amounting to $1,702.00 

Money paid to Committee by Brewster Conk- 
lin, President of the Board of Trustees 40,496.75 



Total receipts $42,198.75 

The whole amount of money received by the Commit- 
tee was paid over, and not one cent was retained by said 
Committee for services or for expenses in this matter.* 
{File No. 401.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1865, Aug. I.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the house of Abram W. Hudson, 
August I, 1865, 

Resolved, That the President,, Brewster Conklin, be 
authorized to pay over the money to the Finance Com- 
mittee of the Town of Huntington, for the families of the 
volunteers of the Town of Pluntington from the 23d day 
of June, 1865, to the 23d day of July, 1865, and that no 
more money be paid hereafter for that purpose. 

Recorded by Elbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Ti'ustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 240.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS]. 

[1865, Oct. 27.J 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 

[* This and the two preceding papers comprises the report 
and account rendered by the Union Finance Committee of the 
Town, appointed by authority of a Special Town Meeting, in 
August, 1882.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 54^ 

Huntington, held at the house of Smith & Seaman, in the 
village of Huntington, October 27, 1865, 

Resolved, That the Trustees purchase of Jarvis R. 
Rolph his interest in the Old Purchase in the Town of 
Huntington. 

Resolved, That Brewster Conklin, Gilbert Carll, Rich^ 
ard Sammis, Elias Baylis, Morris R. Brush and Thomas 
Ireland be a committee to confer with Jarvis R. Rolph in 
relation to purchasing his interest in the Old Purchase 
and to make the best arrangement they can for the interest 

of the Town.* 

Recorded by Elbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 240-41.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1865, Oct. 28.] 

At a meeting of the Committee from the Board of 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington, held at the house of 
J. R. Rolph, on the 28th day of October, 1865, 

Resolved, That the Trustees purchase of Jarvis R. 
Rolph all his interest in the Old Purchase, lying west of 
the brook located between Northport arid Centreport har- 
bors, for the sum of $400. 

Resolved, That Gilbert Carll, from the Board of Trustees, 
be authorized to act on the part of the Trustees and Wm. 
P. Buffett was chosen by J. R. Rolph to act for him, to 
ascertain how far Rolph's claims in the Old Purchase ex- 
tends, and to report to the Trustees and Rolph what 
amount the Town shall pay said J. R. Rolph for all of his 
claims in the Old Purchase, provided they find Rolph has 

a claim. 

Recorded by Elbert Carll, Clerk. 

(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 241.) 



542 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



[ACCOUNT OF PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD 
OF TRUSTEES.] 



Brewster Conklin, 

President of Trustees, 

In account with Town of Huntington. 



1862. 

Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Sept. 

1S63. 
April 
Sept. 
Sept. 

1864. 
April 
April 
April 
June 
July 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Aug. 
Oct, 
Oct. 
Oct. 

1865. 
April 
April 
April 
June 
July 
Aug. 



Dr. 
To note held by F. G. Sammis against Trustees $ 1,000.00 

To note held by Sidney K. Smith against Trustees 500.00 

To note held by Smith Sammis against Trustees 400.00 

To note held by Lewis Seaman against Trustees 700.00 

To note held by Noah Seaman against Trustees 1,000.00 

To note held by Geo. C. Gould against Trustees 500.00 

To note held by Henry T. Seaman against Trustees 300.00 

To note held by Mary Baylis against Trustees 650.00 

To note held by Moses Rogers against Trustees 800.00 

To note held by Ennis Harnard against Trustees 350.00 

To note held by Henry Sammis against Trustees 100.00 

To note held by Henry T. Seaman against Trustees 300.00 

To note held by Alexandre Acherson against Trustees 500.00 

To note held by Charles Whitson against Trustees 1,300.00 

To note held by Wm. W. Wood against Trustees 200.00 

To note held by Samuel Hall against Trustees 100.00 

To note held by Elias Baylis against Trustees 400.00 

To note held by Theo. Lefferts' estate against Trustees 420.00 

To cash remaining on hand 885.20 

To note held by Noah Seaman against Trustees 1,000.00 

To note held by Elias Baylis against Trustees 500.00 

To received from Collector from Nov. 9, 1864 to date 7,247.50 

To note held by Elma Titus against Trustees 225.00 

Tornote held by David W. Conklin against Trustees 1,200.00 

To note held by Martha Whitson against Trustees 400.00 

To note held by J. A. Woodhull against Trustees 400.00 

To note held by J. A. Woodhull against Trustees 400.00 

To note held by Townsend Jones against Trustees 500.00 

To volunteers' notes unpaid 650.00 



^22,927.20 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 543 

1864. Cr. 

Oct. 10, By cash to G. A. Scudder for families $ 400.00 

Nov. II, By cash to G. A. Scudder for families 425.00 

Nov. 15, By cash to Henry Williams for interest on note 60.00 

Dec. 6, By cash to Jane Roch for interest on note g.oo 

Dec. 12, By cash to G. A. Scudder 436.00 

Dec. 16, By cash to Jane Roch on note 27.00 

Dec. 26, By cash to Richard Jayne on note 25.00 

1865. 

Jan. 10, By cash to G. A. Scudder 453.57 

Feb. I, By cash to Charles Fox for interest on note 14.00 

Feb. 14, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 405.00 

March 14, By cash to Jane Roch on note 78. 30 

March 15, By cash to G. A. Scudder 500.00 

March 28, By cash to Elias Baylis, interest 45-50 

March 28, By cash to Mary J. Conklin for note and interest 1,043.00 

April 3, By cash to Conklin Gould for note and interest 3,123.27 

April lo, By cash to Henry Sam mis, interest 7.00 

April 10, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 392.00 

May 3, By cash to Mary J. Conklin 165.00 

May 8, By cash to Alexandre Acherson, interest 35-oo 

May 8, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 415.50 

May 30, By cash to Charles Whitson, interest gi.oo 

June i6, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 400.00 

July I, By cash to Geo. C. Gould, interest 35-00 

July 15, By cash to Jacob C. Smith, note and interest 90.22 

July 20, By cash to Wm. W. Wood, interest 14.00 

July 20, By cash to Geo. A. Scudder 3S1.34 

July 20, By cash to Noah Seaman and Son, interest 1S2.00 

July 22, By cash to Lewis Seaman's estate, interest 49.00 

July 22, By cash to Moses Rogers, interest 48. 00 

July 26, By cash to Sidney K. Smith, interest 35-00 

July 26, By cash to F. G. Sammis, interest, 70.00 

Aug. I, By cash to G. A. Scudder 380.S4 

Aug. 28, By cash to Samuel Hall, interest 14.00 

Aug. 29, By cash to Executors Theodore Lefierts' estate, interest 29.40 

Sept. 6, By cash to Wm. B. Eaton, interest 21.00 

Dec. 15, To Peck's mortgage with interest 5,620.00 

Balance 7,397-36 



$22,927.20 
[File No. 393.) 



544 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 
[1866, Jan. 27.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the house of A. W. Hudson in Deer 
Park, on the 27th day of January, 1866, 

Gilbert Carll, from the Board of Trustees, and Wm. P. 
Buffett, on the part of J. R. Rolph, report after a careful 
examination, that in their opinion said Rolph has a further 
claim in the Crabmeadow Purchase and would recommend 
to the Trustees that they pay J. R. Rolph the sum of 
seven hundred and fifty dollars for all of Rolph's right, 
title and interest in the said Old Purchase. 

Resolved, That the Trustees pay to Jarvis R. Rolph for 
all of his right, title and interest in the Old Purchase, that 
he may claim or hold in the Town of Huntington, the 
sum of $1,150. 

Resolved, That the Trustees pay the cost of the law 
suit, by the said Town, conducted in the name of Robert 
Dickerson against the City Island 03-stermen or John H. 
Lowndes. The judgment amounts to $452.04, with the 
cost of collecting judgment to be added. 

Resolved, That the Pi-esident, Brewster Conklin, pay 
the amount awarded to J. R. Rolph for all his right in the 
Old Purchase ; also the cost in the oyster suit against 
Robert Dickerson ; from the sale of sand on Eaton's Neck 
Beach. 

Recorded by Elbert Carll, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 242-43.) 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1866, April 3.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 545 

ton, held at the house of Elias Smith in said Town, on 
Tuesday, the 3d day of April, 1866, the following resolu- 
tions were passed and Town officers elected : 

Supervisor, Martin Willetts. President of Trustees, 
Brewster Conklin. Trustees, Elias Bay lis, Stephen K. 
Gould, Jesse Conklin, Thomas Ireland, Gilbert Carll, 
Richard Sammis. Justice of the Peace, Joshua Hartt. 
Assessor, Noah Seaman. Overseei'S of Poor, Timoth}- S. 
Carll, Hiram V. Baylis. Town Clerk, Stephen C. Rogers. 
Collector, Gideon Seaman. Commissioner of Highways, 
Henry G. Scudder. Constables, Henry Tilden, Samuel 
Smith, Wm. Bunce, Alex. Sammis. Town Sealer, Isaac 
VanAusdall. Pound Masters, Henry Tilden, Charles E. 
Ketcham. 

Resolved, That the sum of seven thousand dollars be 
raised lor the support of the poor and eight hundred 
dollars ior contingent expenses. 

The following communication was I'ead and action taken 
thereon : 

To C. A. Floyd, Supervisor of Huntington : 

We, the undersigned, having been this day appointed at 
a numerous public meeting of the inhabitants of the Town 
of Southold, a' committee to confer with the other Towns 
in the County on the subject of a County Poor House, 
would respectfully suggest that the Supervisor in each 
Town submit the matter to the people in Annual Town 
Meeting assembled. It is believed that the substitution of 
a County House for the local Town Poor Houses would 
lessen the expense of the support of the paupers and at 
the same time render them more comfortable, especially 
so in cases of lunacy. 

If the sense of the people could be reached through a 
vote at the approaching Town Meeting and a statement 
of the result prepared and submitted to the Board of 
Supervisors at their Annual xMeeting, they would be 



54^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

enabled to act understandingly in the premises. The 
several Supervisors would confer a favor by transmitting 
the decisions of their Towns to F. H. Overton, Esq., Super- 
visor of Southold. 

Southold, March 26, 1866. 

r F. H. Overton, 
^ •.. B. H. Booth, 
Committee j Henry Huntting, 

[ J. WicKHAM Case, 
Resolved, That a committee of one from each election 
district be appointed to confer with the Supervisor and 
that the Supervisor be requested to confer with the Board 
of Supervisors at a future meeting, and that the Town 
Auditors appoint said committee, and that two of the said 
four committee be from each of the two political parties. 
Pursuant to the last resolution, the Board of Auditors 
appointed George H. White, Henry S. Sammis, Charles A. 
Floyd and John Robbins. 

Recorded by S. C. Rogers, Town Clerk. 
{Toiun Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 1G3-6G.) 



[SUMMARY OF WAR EXPENDITURES.] 

[1866.] 

Account of money used for the war, according to a res- 
olution passed by the Town in 1862, for volunteers and 
families : 
Raised by sale of mortgages held by Trustees 

and belonging to the Town, in 1862 and 1863, $11,154.48 
Raised by tax in 1863 7,985.00 

Raised by tax in 1864 9,867.00 

Raised by tax in 1865, 7,247.00 

Raised by tax in 1866 8,057.36 

Outstanding notes given by Trustees 14,571.00 

Total, $58,881.84 

{File No. 416.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 54/ 

[DEED. TRUSTEES TO JARVIS R. ROLPIT.] 

This Indenture, made the thirty-first day of August, in 
the year one° thousand eight hundred and fifty, between 
Gilbert Carll, President of the Trustees of the freeholders 
and commonalty of the Town of Huntington, m Suffolk 
County and State of New York, as party of the first part, 
and Jarvis R. Rolph, of the same town, farmer, party of 
the second part, witnesseth, that the said party of the first 
part, by and with the consent of the other Trustees of the 
aforesaid Town, for the time being, and at the request of 
the "Committee of the proprietors of the Old Purchase," 
in the said Town of Iluntington, in consideration of one 
dollar, in hand paid to the full satisfaction of the said Com- 
mittee, by the said party of the second part, the receipt 
whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, remised, 
released and quit-claimed, and by these presents, doth 
grant, remise, release and quit-claim, unto the said part}' of 
the second part, his heirs and assigns forever, all the right, 
title and interest of the proprietors of the aforesaid "pur- 
chase," in the original grants to them made of lands or 
other property in the said "Old Purchase," together with 
all and singular the tenements, hereditaments and appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging or m any wise appertaining, 
and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remaind- 
ers, rent, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, 
title, interest, property, possession, claim and demand 
whatsoever of the proprietors of the said "Old Purchase," 
of, in or to the above described property and every part 
and parcel thereof, to have and to hold all and singular 
the above described and hereby granted and release right 
and claim, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of 
the second part, his heirs and assigns forever. 

In witness whereof the said party of the first part hath 
hereunto set his hand and seal of the said Town of Hun- 



548 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tington, the day and 3-ear first written. 

In the presence of Gilbert Carll, [l. s.] 

Kneland p. Ketcham. 

I, Solomon Ketcham, Chairman of the Committee of the 
proprietors of the within named "Old Purchase," of the 
Town of Huntington, do certify that the within convey- 
ance is all correct, that it is pursuant to agreement with 
the party of the second part thereto, and that it was exe- 
cuted by the President of the Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, at the request of the said Committee. 

Dated this thirty-first day of August, in the _Year one 
thousand eight hundred and fifty, and signed 

In the presence of Solomon x Ketcham. 

Brewster Scidmore. "'^'■'^ 

Suffolk County, ss. 

On this 31st day of August, one thousand eight hundred 
and fifty, Kneland P. Ketcham, with whom I am personally 
acquainted, came before me and being dul}^ sworn, said 
that he was a resident of the town of Huntingtcjn, in said 
County, that he saw Gilbert Carll execute the within con- 
veyance, that he, the said Kneeland P. Ketcham, subscribed 
his name thereto as a witness, and that he knew the said 
Gilbert Carll to be the person described in and who exe- 
cuted the said conve3-ance. At the same time Brewster 
Scidmore, with whom I am personally acquainted, came 
before me and being by me duly sworn, said he was a resi- 
dent of the said Town of Huntington, and that he saw- 
Solomon Ketcham sign the foregoing cei-tificate ; that he, 
the said Brewster Scidmore subscribed his name thereto 
as a witness, and that he knew the said Solomon Ketcham 
to be the person described in and who signed the said cer- 
tificate. George Oakes, 

Justice of the Peace. 

Recorded in County Clerk's ofifice, on the 3rd day of 



HUNTINGTON TOWxN RECORDS. 549 

September, 1850, -at 9 o'clock A. M. Liber 56, page 44. 

B. T. Hutchinson, Clerk. 
[Certified copy filed in Town Clerk's office.] 

{F.liXo.4:n.) 



[DEED. JARVIS R. ROLPH TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1S66, Feb. I.] 

This Indenture, made the first day ot February, in the 
year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, between 
Jarvis R. Rolph, of the Town of Huntington, County of 
Suffolk, and State of Ncw^ York, and Harriet C. WoodhuU, 
his wife, parties of the first part, and Brewster Conklin, 
Gilbert Carll, Richard Sammis, Elbert Carll, Morris Brush, 
Thomas Ireland and Eljas Bay lis, all of the same place, 
Trustees for the time being of the freeholders and com- 
monalty of the Town of Huntington, aforesaid, parties of 
the second part, witnesseth, that the said parties of the first 
part, 'for and in consideration of the sum of eleven hundred 
and fifty dollars ($1150), law^ful money of the United States 
of America, to them in hand paid by the said parties of 
the second part, at or before the ensealing and delivery of 
these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, 
remised, released and quit-claimed, and by these presents 
do remise, release and quit-claim unto the said parties of 
the second part and to their successors and assigns forever, 
all that certain tract of land, being upland, shore, thatch- 
beds and marsh, situate on the east side of Huntington har- 
bor and the Creek in the town aforesaid, on the west side of 
the highway leading to the dock and on the east side and 
opposite to and in front of the homesteads of Gershom B. 
Scudder, deceased, William M. Hawthorn, deceased, and 
George W. Conklin, deceased, including forty feet wide of 



550 HUNTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

beach and shore lying in rear of the house and lot of Thom- 
as Scudder and the house and lot of Isaiah Rogers, which 
said forty feet in width was reserved in George W. Conk- 
lin's deed fi;r thatch-beds from the " Old Purchase," said 
described land being- bounded east by said Isaiah Rogers, 
Thomas Scudder and the said highway ; southerly by salt 
meadow belonging to the said Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, formerly owned by Abraham Van W3-ck, and 
west b}' the centre of the main creek and Jacob Scudder's 
thatch-bcd in part and partly by the aforesaid thatch-beds 
of the said George W. Conklin, and partly on the north by 
salt marsh of Thomas Scudder, adjoinmg his house lot ; 
and also all the right, title and interest of the said parties 
of the first part in and to all the upland bordering on the 
west side of the said highway from the above described 
land, southerly to the highway which crosses the creek 
near Daniel K. Youngs' house, formerly belonging to El- 
bert Walters : also in and to all the upland, shore landings, 
thatch-beds and beaches l^'ing north of the said George W. 
Conklin's thatch-beds ; also in rear of the lot and store of 
Jacob Jarvis Johnson, and from thence on the north and 
east shore of said harbor all the way to Huntington Inlet, 
and around the beach at the said Inlet to Dr. Ward's land 
on the Bay side. And also in and to the tract of land be- 
tween Crabmeadow and Eaton's Neck, known as Eaton's 
Neck Beach, with the privileges and appurtenances there- 
unto belonging ; and also in and to all other tracts of land 
and proprietors' rights, which the parties of the first part 
now have or may claim by virtue of a deed of conveyance 
or release bearing date August 31, 1S50, and executed by 
the Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the 
Town of Huntington in behalf of the committee of the pro- 
prietors of the "Old Purchase," so called, of the first part, 
and the said Jarvis R. Rolph, as party of the second part, 
reserving nevertheless the privileges for the Huntington 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RFXORDS. 551 

Soldiers' Monument Association to grade, enclose, occupy 
so much of the open ground or triangular plot on the south 
side of Main Street, opposite Mr. Hurd's, formerly Dr. 
Ray's house, between the Old Burying Hill i-oad and 
James McDougall's lot, as shall be desired or needful for 
the erection of a suitable monument by the said Associa- 
tion in memory of the soldiers who died in their country's 
service during the late war, if sufficient ground is found 
exclusive of highways : together with all and singular the 
tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing or in an}' wise appertaining, and the reversion and 
reversions, remainder and remaindei's, rents, issues and 
profits thereof ; and also all the estate, right, title, interest, 
dower and right of dower, property, possession, claim and 
demand whatsoever, as well in law as in equity, of the said 
parties of the first part, of, m or to the above described 
premises, and every part and parcel thereof, with the ap- 
purtenances, which were derived from the said deed or 
release aforesaid : to have and to hold all and singular, the 
above mentioned and described premises, together with 
the appurtenances unto the said parties of the second part, 
their successors and assigns forever. 

In witness whereof the said parties of the first part, have 
hereunto set their hand and seal, the day and 3'ear first 
above written. 

j. r. rolph, [l. s.] 

Harriet C. W. Rolph, [l. s.] 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of (words "which 
were derived from the said deed or release aforesaid" first 
interlined ; also the printed word "heirs" on the first page, 
erased.) 

Wm. W. Wood. 
State of New York, County of Suffolk, ss. 

On the third day of February, in the year one thousand 
eight hundred and sixty-six, before me personally came 



552 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Jarvis R. Rolph and Harriet C. W., his wife, known to me 
to be the individuals described in and who executed the 
foregoing' instrument and severally acknowledged that they 
executed the same, and the said Harriet C. W. on examina- 
tion, separate and apart from her said husband, acknowl- 
edged that she executed the said conveyance freely and 
without fear or compulsion of her husband. 

Wm. W. Wood, 
Notary Public for Suffolk County. 
Recorded in County Clerk's office on the 22nd day of 
February, 1866, at 2 o'clock P. M. 

John Wood, Clerk. 
[Certified copy filed in Town Clerk's office.] 
{File No. 318.) 



[TRUSTEES' ACCOUNT.] 

[1866.] 

Brewster Conklin, 

President of Trustees, 

In account with the TowN of Huntington! 
Dr. 
1865. 
April 12, Paid Townsend Wright, Com. of High- 
ways to defend suit with Sammis $ 150.00 
May 20, Stephen Wilson for selling grass on the 

islands and beach 5.10 

Expenses of sale 6.50 

1866. 
Feb. 18, Jarvis R. Rolph for deed land claimed 

by him under Old Purchase 950.00 

Feb. 18, Martin Willets, Sheriff, for judgment 
in cost of oyster suit from i860 up to 
present time 560.00 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 553 

March 27, Elias Smith for use of house for Town 

iVlcUl^ll -/, 50.00 

business • ■" 

March 27, Trustees' bills for past year ^19^ 

$1,840.60 
Cr. 

Ma?" 20, Received from sale of grass on the isl- 

ands and beach «> ^ ^ 

1866. - g^H QQ 

Feb 17. Rent of sand beach ' -> 
March 27, From Geo. W. Scudder for dock rent 

leased to H. Williams ^-^o 

March 27, From Noah Seaman dock rent 4-00 

March 27, From Huntington Dock Co. --b 

April 3, From Henry Sammis dock rent -oo 

April 3, From Jesse Carll dock rent 0-0° 

April 3, From Jesse Jarvis clock rent 3-00 

Cash in hand to balance ___ 

Total ^^'S40.^° 

Audited and allowed this 3cl day of April, 1866. • 

C. A. Floyd, Supervisor. 
y. R. ROLPH, ) . 

Wm. H. Monfort, V Justices. 
Timothy S. Carll, ) 



{Trustees' Proceedings, Fo?. I, PP- 214-5 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, April 20.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town °f Hu,,ting- 
ton, held at th! house of Ezra Seaman, Mfjf^^^- 

Resolved, That the President of Board of Trustees be 
auUronzed W furn.sh means to defend the suit now pend- 



554 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ing between Townsend Wright and Mrs. Alexander Sam- 
mis HI respect to the land claimed by the said Alexander 
Sammis at Huntington Harbor." 

Resolved, That the Trustees empower Geo. W. Scudder, 
by an instrument of writing annexed to the lease, for to 
collect a certain rate of wharfage from all vessels laying 
at tlie wharf to load and discharge their cargoes and for 
any other purpose, in a supplemental lease directed by the 
Board to be given. 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 246.) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH.] 

[1866, April or May.] 

Board of Health. 

The Supervisors and Justices of the Peace for the Town 
of Huntington, anticipating the prevalence of the Asiatic 
cholera in the said Town, and in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation made by the Suffolk County Medical Society 
at their annual meeting at Riverhead, April 24th, 1866, 
deem it their duty in accordance with law to organize 
themselves into a Board of Health for the said Town, and 
to take such other steps as the law in such cases provides, 
and do therefore 

Resolve, That we do now form ourselves into a Board 
ot Health, under the provisions of an Act for the preserva- 
tion of the public health, passed April 10, 1850. 

[* This suit grew out of the Commissioners of Highways hav- 
ing removed the fence of Alexander Sammis adjoining a road, 
claimed to exist between his land and the shore, a little north 
of the old Town dock, on the ground that the road was en- 
croached upon by Sammis. I think tiie suit was never tried. 
The road was afterwards laid out anew and no appeal taken 
from the order. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 555 

Resolved, That Doctor Wm. D. Woodend be and is 
hereb}' appointed Health Officer for the Town of Hun- 
tington. 

Resolved, That Wm. H. Monfort, Esq., and Francis B. 
Olmstead, Esq., be a committee appoiuted to draft resolu- 
tions, prescribing the duties and powers of the Health 
Officer, and report to the said Board on Tuesday, the 19th 
day of June, 1866 at 2 o'clock, P. M., and all other regula- 
tions necessary and proper according to law.* 

Recorded by S. C. Rogers, 

Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. III. p. 167.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO GEO. R. JOHNSON.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1S66, June 4.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to George R.- 
Johnson, June 4th, 1866. 

Premises described as follows : A certain piece of land, 
covered with water, around the dock on the east side of 
Huntington Harbor, built by Isaac S. Ketcham, and in- 
cluding said dock. Bounded as follows : commencing at 
high water mark at the southwest corner of the land now 
owned by Geo. R. Johnson, party of the second part, and 
adjoining which the aforesaid dock is situated, on the line 
of said land and the land of David C. Scudder, running 
south seventy-eight and one-half (78^) degrees west, one 
hundred and eighty-three feet tq the southwest corner of 
said dock as it novvr stands, including the new addition now 
building ; thence north thirteen degrees west along the 

[*The proceedings of the Board of Health for this and suc- 
ceeding years appear in the third volume of the Records of 
Town Meetings and in a separate book provided for the pur- 
pose, but are not considered of sufficient permanent importance 
to warrant their being printed. — C. R. S.] 



55^ HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

channel, one hundred and seventy-four feet ; thence north 
seventy -eight and one-half degrees east, sixty-five feet to 
the dividing hue between the land of said Geo. R. Johnson 
and the land of Stephen Brown c^ Brothers, at high water 
mark ; thence in a southeasterly direction to the place of 
beginning, including all the docks now standing and build- 
ing, which land is for the purpose of filling in and estab- 
lishing a dock. 

Term, twenty-one years from June 4th, 1866. 

Rent, ten dollars per 3^ear. 

Renewal of the lease for the same term of 3-ears, at the 
option of the lessee, at a rate to be then determined. 

Rates of wharfage specified. 

{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, 2W 161-3.) 



[THE COUNTY POOR HOUSE QUESTION.] 

[1866, June 5.] 

At a meeting of the Supervisor of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, Dr. George White, C. A. Flo3^d and John Robbins, 
committee, held at the house of Smith & Co., in the village 
of Huntington on Tuesdav, June 5th, 1866, to take into 
consideration the subject of a County Poor House ; after 
due deliberation and discussion it was resolved that they 
report that they are in favor of a County Poor House. 

Resolved, That any two of the committee are author- 
ized to request the Supervisor to appoint a meeting at any 
future time.* 

Recorded by Stephen C. Rogers, 

Town Clerk. 
[Town Meetings, Vol III, p. 168.) 

[* This result was not.finally reached without consideiable op- 
position. The poor had been maintauied within the Town for 
two hundred years, and many opposed their change to the 
County Alms House, located in a distant part of the County. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 557- 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, June 5.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elbert Arthur, June 5, 1866, 

Resolved, That the President of the Board be author- 
ized to sell to Elbert Arthur a piece of beach adjoining the 
hue of the said Elbert Arthur, on Eaton's Neck beach, for 
the sum of $50. Also to give a lease to build a dock on 
the above land for a term of twenty-one years, at three dol- 
lars per year. Land sold bounded as follows : Beginning 
at a stake, distant from a cedar tree near the house of 
Elbert Arthur, seven chains and seventy-two links, bearing 
from said tree north eightv--four degrees west to the said 
stake ; thence north forty degrees west three h,undred feet 
to a stake at high water mark, adjoining Northport Bay ; 
thence north sixt3"-seven degrees east five chains and seven- 
ty-two links to a stake near a cedar tree ; thence south 
twenty degrees west five chains and ninety-one links, to 
the place of beginning. 

[Trustees' FroceecUngs, Vol. I, jjjj. 247-8.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1866, June 16.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Smith & Seaman, June 16, 1866, 

Resolved, That the Trustees lease to Timothy S. Carll 
the islands called Oak and John Islands, lying ui the South 
Bay, for the term of twelve years for the sum of fifty 
dollars per 3'ear, for the privilege of planting oysters in 
the drains and creeks of the said island, and erecting a 



558 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

house for some person to live in to protect said privilege. 
In making the said lease the Trustees reserve the right to 
-sell the grass on the said islands the same as in former 
years, at the same time and place, the proceeds of the sale 
to be applied on pa3'ment of the aforesaid rent. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, V"l. I, pp. 248-49.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO ELBERT ARTHUR.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1866, June 30.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to Elbert 
Arthur, June 30, 1866. 

Premises described as follows): A certain piece of land 
covered with water in Northport Bay adjoining Eaton's 
Neqk beach in the aforesaid Town, near or adjoining said 
Arthur's land, which he purchased of the aforesaid Trust- 
ees, being sixty feet in front at highwater mark, and not 
to exceed one hundred and seventy five feet from said 
highwater mark out into the harbor, the longest sides to 
be parallel, which land included is for the express pui"pose 
of building a dock in such a manner as not to prevent or 
incumber the usual rights of the public to pass and repass 
at the head or shore end of the dock 

Term, twenty one years from date. 

Rent, three dollars per year. 

Renewal of the lease for the same term of years at the 
option of the lessee, at a rate to be then determined. 
[Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vul. I, pp. 164-65.) 



[TRUSTEES* PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, Sept. 1.] 
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 559 

ton, held at the house of Sclah Smith, Northport, Sep- 

'^ Owh," t'f tt death of the President of the Board ot 
Trustees, Brewster ConkUn, Riehard Sammis was chosen 
President /r» /<VH. , 

Resolved, That in the death of Brewster Conklin, late 
President of this Board of Trustees, we, the >»embers of 
the Board, and the public have expenenced a great loss^ 
That in him we always found a pleasant associate, a w se 
adviser and efficient officer. That we condole w,th the 
widow and relatives of the deceased m their sorrow, and 
Tequest the Clerk of the Board to put this resolution on 

record. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 2«-50.) 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, Sept. 14.] 
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Smith & Seaman, September ,4, 

"Lolved, That the President of the Boaixl execute to 
Henry J. Scudder, of Northport. a lease o l^'^d-^ ""^1^' 
tide water, adjoining and opposite the lands ot the said 
Henry J. Scudder, at Northport Harbor, as described in 
the survey hereto annexed, on the following terms: 

I The lease to be for fifty years from October ,, .866. 

II At the expiration of the lease, the Town to renew 
the lease for fifty years longer upon such terms as may be 
ao-reed upon. Or will take the buildings that may be on 
the premises and pay a fair valuation therefor. 

111. Fifteen dollars must be paid the Town per year 
rent, at the end of each year, and if not paid within three 



560 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

months after being due, the Town to re-enter the premises. 

IV. Said Scudder to keep the dock and premises in a 
reasonable repair, and the matter of wharfage to be reg- 
ulated the same as m the lease granted U) Geo. R. Johnson, 
June 4, 1866. 

Description of the boundaries of a certain portion of the 
shore in Northport Harbor, belonging to the Town of 
Huntington, as follows: Beginning at a stake by the stone 
wall, running north sixty nme and one half degrees west, 
to the channel, thence due north to a point intersecting 
the prolongation of the Ime adjoining Jesse Jarvds, thence 
easterly following the said line adjoining Jesse Jarvis, to 
the highway leading to the village of Northport, thence 
following the highway to the place of beginning. 

Surveyed August 11, 1866, by Eben. G. Piatt. 
{TrHsfee.s Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 250-251.) 



[PROCEEDINGS (3F TOWN AUDITORS.] 

[1866, Sept. 29.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors of the 
Town of Huntington, held at the house of Elias Smith, on 
Saturda}', the 29th day of September, 1866, on motion, it 
was 

Resolved, That enough of the State bonds be sold to 
pay the principal on the amount of Town bonds due on 
the first day of April, 1867. 

Resolved, That it be left discretionary with the Super- 
visor and Treasurer of the bounty fund, to sell the State 
bonds to pay any persons wishing their money, holding 
Town bonds due after April i, 1S67. 

Recorded by Stephen C. Rogers, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 175.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 561 

[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO HENRY J. SCUDDER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1866, Oct. I.] 

Lease of Trustees of the Town of Huntington to Henry 
J. Scudder, dated Oct. i, 1866. 

Premises described as follows: "Beginning at a stake 
noted by Eben. G. Piatt, Esq., surveyor, on the i ith day of 
August, 1866, and standing b}- a stone seawall on the road 
leading from Huntington towards the tavern at the village 
of Northport, and running thence north sixty-nine and one- 
half degrees west, to the main channel of the harbor of 
Northport ; thence north along said channel to a point 
where the prolongation of the southerly line of the lands 
now occupied by Jesse Jarvis, and to him demised and to 
farm let by parties of the first part, would strike said 
northerly corner; thence easterly and along said indicated 
and expressed boundary of said Jarvis to the highway, and 
thence southerl}^ along said highway to the place of be- 
ginning." 

Term, fifty years from the first day of October instant- 
Rent, fifteen dollars per year. 

Lease to be extended at end of this term 503'ears longer, 
at option of lessee, on terms of rent then to be agreed 
upon, or Trustees to take the buildings erected thereon, at 
a valuation to be determined by arbitration, such value not 
to include earth fillings. 

Recorded by 

Stephen C. Rogers, Town Clerk. 
{Leases and Deeds, Vol I, x>P. 160-67.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, Nov. 17.] 
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 



562 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ton, held at the house of A. \V. Hudson, Deer Park, No- 
vember 17, 1866, 

Resolved, That the President of the Board be authorized 
to raise sufficient money to defray the expenses of notes 
and interest thereon, and expenses of suit now pending 
between Townsend Wright and Alexander Sammis and 
others. 

[Trustees Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 252.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1866, Nov, 24.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Smith & Seaman, Nov. 24, i366. 

Resolved, That the President of the Board be authorized 
to lease a piece of land to Brown & Brothers, for the pur- 
pose of building a dock in front of their premises, 50 feet 
wide, commencing at highwatcr mark and bounded on the 
south by Capt. Geo. R. Johnson's dock, and running into 
the harbor as far as said Johnson's dock ; then 50 feet 
north ; then parallel with the shore : at the annual rent of 
$4 per year for the term of 21 years. 
Recorded by 

Stephen K. Gould, Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 252.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1867, April 2.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elias Smith, the 2nd day of April, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 563 

1867, the foUowini,^ resolutions were passed and Town offi- 
cers elected : 

Supervisor, Stephen C. Rogers. Town Clerk, Hiram 
V. Baylis. Collector, Gideon Seaman. President of Trus- 
tees, Elbert Carll. Trustees, Elias Baylis, Stephen K. 
Gould, Elkanah Soper, Thomas Ireland, Samuel O. White, 
Richard Sammis. Justice of Peace, Charles V. Scudder, 
to fill vacancy ; Charles V. Scudder, for full term. Asses- 
sor, Richard J. Cornelius. Overseers of Poor, Wm. D, 
Woodend, Sidnev L. Seaman. Commissioner of Highways, 
Joel S. Davis. Constables, Henry Tilden, Peter M. Trainer. 
William Bunce, Alexander Sammis. Town Sealer, John 
C. Totten. Pound Masters, ist Dist., Henry Tilden ; 2nd 
Dist., Charles E. Ketcham. 

Resolved, That the sum of seven thousand dollars be 
raised for the support of the Poor, and one thousand five 
hundred dollars for contingent expenses. 
Recorded by 

Stephen C. Rogers, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vul. Ill, VP- 177-79 ) 



[TRUSTEES' ACCOUNT.] 



[1867.] 



Elbert Carll, President of Trustees, 
in account with the 

Town of Huntington. 
1866. Dr. 

Sept. II, Paid Sam'l Hall interest on 2 notes, $ 14.00 
Oct. 3, Townsend Wright, for expenses in suit 

with Alexander Sammis, 50.00 

Oct. 16, Townsend Wright, for Sammis suit, 75-00 



564 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Oct. 23, T. S. Carll for affidavit, stamp and post- 
age, ^ ... -^^ 
Nov. 24, Townsend Wright, for costs in suit with 

Alexander Sammis, 103.00 

Nov. 24, Elias Baylis, interest on note, 35-00 

Nov. 24, Solomon Smith, interest on note, 35-00 

Dec. 8, G. P. Williams, interest on note, 60.00 

Dec. 8, Elma Titus, principal, interest on note, 155-54 
Dec. 8, Fifty dollars of principal and interest 

on Jesse Ra\'n()r's note, 60.50 

Dec. 12, Mrs. Louisa Lefferts, interest, 29.40 

Dec. 15, Townsend Jones, interest, 35-00 

Dec. 22, Noah Seaman, interest, 140.00 

Dec. 22, Henry T. Seaman, interest, 42.00 
1867. 

Feb. 14, Unice Harned, interest, 22.75 
Feb. 23, Sara'l Hall, principal on two notes and 

interest to date, 207.40 
March 26, J. R. Rolph, principal and interest on 

note, 269.25 
March 26, J. R. Rolph, for drawing dock lease and 

stamp, 2.50 

March 26, Elias Baylis, interest, 45.00 

March 26, Trustees' bill, 164.85 

March 26, Elias Smith, for use of house, 50.00 
March 28, Gideon Seaman, interest on borrowed 

money, 9.99 

April I, Cash on hand to balance, 57-o6 

Total, $1,664.05 

1866. Cr. 

Oct. 15, Received of Geo. A. Scudder, from 

the estate of Brewster Conklin, dec'd $ 32.05 
1867. 
Feb. 12, Received from Elbert Arthur, for sand 

on Eaton's Neck Beach, 1,625.00 

March 26, Noah Seaman, dock rent, 4.00 

March 26, Jesse Carll, dock rent, 3.00 



Total, $1,664.00 

{Trusteeti' Proceedings, Vol I, pp. 254-55.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS, 565 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1867, April 13.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Charles Duryea, on April 13, 1867, 

Resolved, That consent be given to lay out a public high- 
way, three rods wide, along the shore of Huntington Har- 
bor from where the highway stands recorded near the 
barn of Alexander Sammis, to the wharf of Geo. R. John- 
son, below high water mark, and that we release to the 
public the said lands. 

{Trusteen' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 256.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 

[1867, August 25.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton on August 25, 1867, 

Resolved, That we sell to Caire & Johnson a piece of 
Town land, adjoining their premises, running 75 feet north 
from their present line and 130 feet west, for the sum of 
$100. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, j)- 257.) 



[PROCEEDINGS TOWN AUDITORS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1867, Sept. 28.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors held Sept. 
29, 1867, 

Resolved, That the amount of twenty-five hundred dol- 
lars be raised by tax for payment of notes and interest held 



566 HUXTINCxTON TOWN RECORDS. 

against the Board of Trustees of the Town of Huntington, 
Resolved that $5,000 of Town Bonds be sold to pay in- 
terest and principal on the town bonds, $10,039.53, for the 
year ending April i, 1868, and that the Supervisor be au- 
thorized to ask for that amount to be put in the tax for 
1868.* 

Recorded by 

H. V. Bay lis, Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 187.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1867, Oct. 4.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elias Smith at Suffolk Station, on 
Oct. 4, 1867. 

This meeting was called to look after the lands sold to 
Dr. Peck and others, belonging to the Town, v/hich v/as 
this day sold under a mortgage and was bought by the 
same parties again. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 258.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 
[1867, Oct. 12.] 

At a Trustees' Meeting of the Town of Huntington, 

[*The Legislature of the State by chapters 8, 72, 182 and 
390, Laws of 1864, and by concurrent resolutions same year, 
made appropriations to reimburse advances made by towns, 
cities and counties to a certain extent. Again the Legislature, 
by chapters 29, 41 and 226, Laws of 1865, provided for paying 
bounties by the State, to a certain extent, to drafted men. This 
State aid diminished, considerably, the burdens of the war 
upon the towns. — C. R S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 567 

held at the house of Charles Duryea, Oct. 12, 1867, 

Resolved, That the Trustees forbid Ezra C. Prime from 
drying up the old Flue Pond used as a public watering 
place. And also forbid his erecting his water pipes above 
ground. 

Resolved, That the Trustees tender to the Long Island 
Railroad Company, a right of way over the Town property. 
The following was unanimously adopted. 

Whereas, the Long Island Railroad Company has caused 
to be explored and surveyed, divers lines v.^ith a view of 
extending the branch road fi'om Hicksville into Hunting- 
ton village, two of which pass over a portion of the Town 
property, called the Poor House farm, indicating a termi- 
nus or depot, to be located either on Main Street near the 
said property, or directly on it, at or near the northwest 
side or corner thereof ; and duly considering the value of 
such accommodations to the inhabitants, as well as the 
great benefit which would accrue to the freeholders and 
commonalty of the Town by largely enhancing the value 
of said propert3% therefore, 

Resolved, That we hereby tender to the said Railroad 
Company the right of way over the said Tov/n property, 
on the line last surveyed, passing through the woods near 
John Alsop's barn ; and also sufincient ground, not to ex- 
ceed two (2) acres or thereabout for a depot, in case it is 
determined to locate on said land. 

And if the offer is acceped as to right of way, or for 
both purposes named, we do hereby authorize the Presi- 
dent of the Trustees oU the Town of Huntington, for a 
nominal consideration, to make and execute a deed for the 
necessary land, for the right of way, or for both said pur- 
poses, the quantity not to exceed two acres or thereabout 
as above named, and deliver the same to the said com- 



5^ HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

pany or its ag^ent or a committee acting therefor.* 

And whereas, the said line or survey indicates a gore or 

triangle of land, to be left adjoining John Alsop's land, 

therefore. 

Resolved, Thai the President of the said Trustees is 

hereby authorized, at his discretion, to sell the said strip of 

land to the said John Alsop or others and execute a deed 

or deeds for the same. 

{Trustees' Proceed-lnp-s. Vol. X pp. 25S-9 j 



[TRUSTEES PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1868, Jan. 10.] 

At a meeting- of the Board 01 Trustees of the Town of 
Huntin^on. hc^i at the house of Charles Dui"v'ea, on the 
loth of January, 1868, 

Resolved, That the Trustees lease to Charles A. Ches- 
brough the land formerh" leased to Samuel P. Hartt, in 
Northport, used for dock and railway, for the term of 2 1 
years ' ' r \-ear. 

Re^ - hat we lease to Henrj- S. Ketcham the old 

Henderson dock and shore in front of his premises, for the 

[* It had been decided by the Long Island Railroad Com- 
jjany to estend their road from S)'osset, then the terminus of 
the branch road, to the village of Huntington at a point on the 
Poor House farm, a little south of the Union School grounds, 
in case the grounds for a depnat were donated to the company 
and certain contributions made for the right of way. The 
Trustees of the Town promptly offered the company the 
required land for a dejK>t. Subsequenth' the President of the 
road and certain landholders came into collision concerning 
the right of wa}*, and Mr. Charlick, with characteristic obsti- 
nacy-, declining to 5-ieId an^-thing, the arrangement for extend- 
ing the road to the village fell through, and Northport having 
offered liberal aid in procuring the right of way, the route was 
directed further south on the present line to Northport. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 5^9 

term of 21 years, at the sum of $10 per year. 

Recorded by Stephen K. Gould, Clerk. 
{Trustees' rroceecUngs, Vd. I, pp. 260-Gl ) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO CHARLES A. 
CHEESEBROUGH. 

[Abstract.] 
[1868, Jan. 20.] 
Lease. Trustees ot the Town of Huntington to Charles 
A. Cheesebrough. 

Premises described as follows : All that certam parcel of 
land lying on the east side of harbor of Xorthport, which 
was leased by the Trustees of the said Town of Huntmg- 
ton to Samuel P. Hartt, bearing date August 1,1844, de- 
scribed at this time as follows: Beginning at the boundary 
line of Edward Lefferts on the north where the filhng of 
the dock begins, and running westerly on the course the 
dock now runs to the channel; thence southerly along the 
channel to opposite the north line of the dock of Henry 
Sammis; thence easterly on the line of said Samrais' dock 
to the land of Elkanah Soper ; thence northerly along the 
line of original high water mark to^the place of begmnmg. 
Term, twenty years from Jan. i,* 1868. 
Rent, six dollars per year. 

Renewal of lease on such terms as may be agreed upon. 

Elbert Carll, [l. s.] 
President Trustees 

We hereby mutually consent to the surrender and can- 
cellation of the foregoing lease and the term therem grant- 
ed, in consideration that no claim for rent be made agamst 
the party of the second part thereof. 



5/0 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Witness our hands and seals 6th day of June, 1885. 
Witness, Chas. Cheesebrough. [l. s.] 

Henry S. Sammis. 
{File No. 4:03.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1868, Jan. 25.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the house of Selah Smith, in the vil- 
lage of Northport, Jan. 25, 1868, 

Resolved, That the Trustees sell to the Universalist So- 
ciety, in front of their church, a piece of land belonging to 
the Town of Huntington, for the purpose of building a 
church, for the sum of $350. 

Resolved, That the Trustees lease to Charles A. Chese- 
brough a piece of beach in front of his premises, at the 
head of Eaton's Neck Beach, for the privilege of building 
a dock 150 feet long and 200 feet deep, for the term of 
twenty years, at $5 per year. 

Resolved, That the Trustees lease to Henry S. Lewis 
and H. J. Scudder, a piece of beach in Northport Harbor, 
adjoining his meadow, for the term of twenty 3^ears, at $5 
per year. 

A committee of five was then appointed, to meet at Elias 
Smith's, to examine his farm for the purpose of making an 
exchange of land in place of the present Town Poor House 
property. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, 2'>P- 261-G2.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO TRUSTEES OF THE 
FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1868, March 6.] 

This Indenture, dated March 6, 1868, between Elbert 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS 571 

Carll, President of the Board of Trustees of the Free- 
holders and Commonality of the Town of Huntington, by 
and with the consent of Elias Bavlis, Elkanah Soper, Rich- 
ard Sammis, Stephen K. Gould, Thomas Ireland and Sam- 
uel O. White, Trustees as aforesaid, for and in behalf of 
the Town of Huntington, party of the first part, and 
George A. Scudder, Hiram P. Crozier, Isaac Sammis, 
James E. Wood, William A. Conant, and Jarvis S. Lef- 
ferts. Trustees of the First Universalist Church of the 
Town aforesaid, parties of the second part. Consideration 
$350. Description : all that piece of land lying in the vil- 
lage and town of Huntington, County of Suffolk and State 
of New York, situated on the south side of Main Street, 
next east of the old burying ground, being all that triangu- 
lar piece of land there situated unenclosed ; subject to all 
the rights of the public in the highways on either side of 
the same. 

Elbert Carll, [Seal] 
President of Board of Trustees. 
Acknowdedged. 
{File No. 40i ) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF AUDITORS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1 868, March 14.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Auditors and Board of 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington, held March 14, 1868,. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Town bonds be 
authorized to sell the amount of five thousand dollars of 
State Bonds, the ensuing year. 

Resolved, That the amount of eighteen thousand ninety- 
two dollars and three ce-nts be raised to pay off interest 



572 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and principal of Town bonds due April i, 1869. 

Recorded by H. V. Baylis, 

Town Clerk. 
Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 1S8.) 



[TRUSTEES' AND AUDITORS' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1868, March 14.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Auditors and Trustees, held 
at the house of Elias Smith, on March 14, 1868, 

Resolved, That the amount of $18,092.03 be raised to 
pay off interest and principal of Town bonds, due on or be- 
fore April I, 1869. 

Resolved, That the amount of $7,000 be raised for the 
support of Town poor. 

Resolved, That the amount of $2,500 be raised for the 
use of Town Trustees. 

Resolved, That the amount of $1,500 be raised for con- 
tingent expenses. 
' {Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 2G2.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1868, March 25.] 

At a meeting of the Trustees of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Selah Smith, on ]March 25, 1868, 

The committee made a report to the Board, that they 
could make an exchange of property for a poor house, 
with Elias Smith, by paying him the sum of $800 for the 
exchange. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 263.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 573 

[BOND. EZRA OAKLEY TO TRUSTEES.] 

[1868, April I.] 
1 Ezra Oakley, of the Town of Huntington, acknowledge 
„;e^ indebted 'to Elbert Caril, P,-esident of t e T,^ees 
and Elkanah Soper, Stephen K. Gould. Samue O. \/h te, 
E la BayUs, Richard Samnns and Thomas Ireland other 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington, for and ur behalf of 
Lf holders and commonalty of the said Town, nr the 
sum of S.,000 to be paid to the said Trustees, the.r succes- 
sors and their assigns ; for which payment well and .uly 
to be made, I bind myself, my heirs. --"'"".-^^ ".'"™' " 
istrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with m) seal, 
dated this first day of April 1868. 

' mereas,on the .Sth day of February ,860 the sa>d 
Ezra Oaklev did convey certain premises o wit tl e cer- 
tan farm formerly belonging to Ezra Sm.th and s; uated 
aTlong Swamp L said Town, by deed to Ehas Sm.th and 
Matilda Smith, which said deed contains a/arranty and 
the usual covenants. And whereas, the sa.d Ehas Sm.th 
and he said MatUda Smith and Susan SmUh. wrdow, have 
this day sold and conveyed the said farm unto the afote- 
sad Trustees; and whereas, Ezra Smith, one of the hetrs 
"the fir named Ezra Sm.th. st.ll holds a cla.m as such 
heir at law on the said property, which hitherto has not 
been satisfied or acknowledged as satisfied ; 

Now the condition of this obligation is such that if the 
said Ezra Smith (heir) and his wife shall execute and cause 
o be delivered unto the said Ezra Oakley, a good and su - 
ficient release for all his right in said property, clear of all 
in umbrances and dower and right of dower and the said 
Ezra Oaklev shall convey the same to the said Trus ees. to 
u' ,r full satisfaction, so that the said property shall be 
lee and clear of all claim of the said Ezra Sm.th and all 
other persons under and by him, then the above obligation 



574 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 

Sealed and delivered Ezra Oakley [Seal.] 

in presence of 

J. R. ROLPH. 

{File No. 405 ) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1868, April 7.] 

At the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the house of Elias Smith, April 7, 1S6S, the 
following resolutions were passed and Town officers elected : 

Supervisor, Henr}^ M. Purdy. Town Clerk, Fayette 
Gould. Collector, Morris R. Brush. President of Trus- 
tees, Elbert Carll. Trustees, Elias Baylis, Stephen K. 
Gould, Elkanah Soper, Thomas Ireland, Timothy Oakley, 
Richard Sammis. Justice of Peace, Jarvis R. Rolph. As- 
sessor, Henry S. Sammis. Overseers of Poor, Sidney L. 
Seaman, Samuel O. White. Commissioner of Highways, 
Isaac M. Baylis. Constables, Peter M. Trainer, Wm. 
Bunce, John H. Jarvis, Alex. Sammis. Town Sealer, John 
C. Totten. Pound Masters, ist Dist., Henry Tilden ; 2nd 
Dist., Chas. E. Ketcham. 

Resolved, That the sum of S7,ooo be raised for the sup- 
port of the Town poor. 

Resolved, That the sum of $1,500 be raised for contin- 
gent expenses. 

Recorded by 

H. V. Baylis, Town Clerk. 
(Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 189-91 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1868, Aug. 20.] 
At a meetinof of the Board of Trustees held at the house 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 575 

of Charles Duryea, on the 20th of August, 1868, 

This meeting- was called to settle the dispute between 

Mr. McDougall and the Trustees of the Universalist So- 

ciet3^ 

J. L. Smith, Esq., (counsel), decided that the Trustees of 

the Town had nothing more to do with it. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 269 ) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF AUDITORS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1868, Oct. 3.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors, held Oct. 
3d, 1868, 

Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Bounty Fund be 
authorized to sell five thousand dollars of the State bonds, 
the proceeds to be applied to payment of the Town bonds 
and interest on same for 1869. 

Recorded by Fayette Gould, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, p. 193.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1869, April 6.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Huntington, 
held at the Town House on Tuesday, April 6, 1869, the 
following resolutions were passed and Town ofncers 
elected : 

Supervisor, Henry M. Purd>'. Town Clerk, Fayette 
Gould. Collector, Morris R. Brush. President of Trus- 



576 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

tees, Elbert Carll. Trustees, Timothy Oakley, Thomas 
Ireland, Elias Baylis, Elkanah Soper, Stephen K. Gould, 
Richard Sammis. Justice of Peace, Wm. H. JNIonfort. 
Assessor, Noah Seaman. Overseers of Poor, Sidney L. 
Seaman, Samuel O. White. Commissioners of liighways, 
David Carll, (i-hort term) ; John C. Totten, (long term). 
Constables, Peter M. Trainer, Piatt H. Smith, Wm. Bunce, 
Alexander Sammis. Town Sealer, Moses White. Pound 
Masters, Henry Tilden, Charles Ketcham. 

P.csolved, That the amount of $7,000 be raised for the 
support of the Town poor. 

Resolved, That the amount of $2,500 be raised for con- 
tingent expenses. 

Recorded by Fayette Gould, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 195-97.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1869, May 8.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, at the house of Charles Duryea, on May 8, 
1869, 

On application of M. D. Bougart for a lease to build a 
dock in front of his premises at East Neck, 

Resolved, That we lease him the privilege of building 
a dock or docks for a term of 21 years, at $15 per year. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 276.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1869, May 22.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at Northport on 22d of May, 1869: 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 577 

Dispute having arisen about a piece of beach situated in 
Crab Meadow, the Trustees believe that it belongs to the 
.parties owning the meadows in the rear of it and that we 
have no claim on it.* 

[Trastees' Proceedings, Vul I, p 276 ) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO H. J. SCUDDER 
AND HENRY S. LEWIS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1869, May 26.] 
Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to Henry J. 
Scudder and Henry S. Lewis, dated May 26, 1869. 

Premises described as follows: all of those certaui 
pieces, premises or parcels of land situate, lymg and 
bein<r on the north side of and contiguous to lands now 
owned and possessed by the parties of the second part, 
upon a certain beach, strip or neck of land, projectmg 
westerly into Northport Harbor from the mam land, 
where Harvey Bishop now resides and owns property, 
and the said premises hereby conveyed, embracing all of 
the land lying north and west of the lands so owned and 
occupied or possessed as aforesaid by the parties of the 
second part upon said beach or strip or neck of land from 
the northerly boundary of the land of the parties of the 
second part to a line parallel with and one hundred feet 
from the same, said northerly boundary of the aforesaid 
land, of the parties of the second part, with the privilege 
of cutting thatch which grows, and of gathering the drift 
which lodges upon the said one hundred feet of ground 
herein conveyed. 

Term, twenty years from date. 

Rate, five dollars per year. ^ 

"T^TTTtt^^^aseTr^T^vT^^ZT^ff'/^ the Court of Appeals has 
since decided that the meadow owner who brought the suit 
did not own the beach. — C. R. S.] 



578 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Lease to be renewed for the same term and at a rate 
then to be determined. 

Recorded by Daniel L. Baylis, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, pp. 168-69.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1869, May 29.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at Centreport, May 29, 1869, 

The committee that was appointed to investigate the 
matter between the Trustees of the Union Church in 
Centreport and the Town of Huntington, report that as 
they could not find any owner to the lands that the church 
now stands on, we belieye it to belong to the Town lands. 

Resolyed, That we present the Trustees of the Union 
Church the land their church now stands on, containing 
-^ acre and 9 rods of ground. The grant is made with the 
express purpose that it shall be used for church purpose 
only, and when the said land or building shall cease to be 
used by some Protestant denomination then it shall revert 
back to the Trustees of the Town of Huntington.* 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 111.) 

[SURVEY OF TOWN LANDS AT CENTREPORT.] 

[1869, ^Lay 29.] 

Surve)ed for the Trustees of the Township of Hunting- 

[* The Trustees of the Town had about 1842, made a deed 
to a religious society of the same premises. The deed will be 
found printed under the date of its execution. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 579 

ton a piece of land at the head of Centreport Harbor, ad- 
joining the southeastern part of William L. Titus and 
David Carll's mill pond, as follows : 

Beginning at the southeast corner adjoining to the 
highway, that leads from Centreport to Northport, and 
tlie highwa}^ that leads on to Sills' Neck, from thence 
running N. 38^ deg., W. ;$ li»ks, thence N. 49 deg., W 
76 links, to a point bearing S. 42 deg., W. 44 links from 
the southwest corner of the church standing on the said 
property; thence N. 64^ deg., W. 90 links ; thence N. 761 
deg., \V. I chain, 39 links, touching the southwest corner 
of the school house foundation, on the said premises; 
thence N. 72I deg., W. 2 chains, 15 links; thence N. 
io|- deg., W. 75 links to the mill pond above named ; thence 
returning to the first place of beginning; and from thence 
running by the highway that leads on Sills' Neck, N. i 
deg., 5 min., W. 5 chains, 71 links to land of John R. 
Higbie, Sr. ; thence S. 67^ deg., W. 2 chains, 60 links to 
the above named mill pond, containing about |- acre. 

Jonathan Sammis, 

Description of the piece for the Union Church. 
Beginning at the southeast corner adjoining to the high- 
way that leads from Centreport to Northport, and the 
highway that leads on to Sills' Neck, and being the most 
southern point of land between the two said roads; from 
thence running N. 381 deg., W. 75 links; thence N. 49 
deg., W. 76 Hnks to a point bearing S. 42 deg., W. 44 links 
from the southeast corner of the church; thence N. 
64^ deg., W. 27I links; thence N. 6 deg., 20 min., W. i 
chain, 86 links; thence S. 821 deg., E. i chain, 46! links to 
the said highway that leads on to Sills' Neck ; thence S. 
I deg., 5 min., E. 2 chains, 90 links, to the place of beginning. 
{File No. 406.; 



58o HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1869, June 26.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington on June 26, 1869, 

Resolved, That Elias Baylis and Fayette Gould, Town 
Clerk, procure a safe for the purpose of keeping the Town 
papers in.* 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 278 ) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF AUDITORS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1869, Sept. 29. J 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors, held Sept. 
29, i?69, 

Resolved, That $4,000 State bonds be sold, the proceeds 
to be applied to the payment of the Town bonds and in- 
terest on the same for 1870. 

Recorded by Fayette Gould, 

Town Clerk. 
[Toicn Meetings, Vol. Ill, i>. 199.) 

[*At this time the only article of furniture the Town owned 
for the purpose of containing the Town records, was an old 
wooden chest, incapable of containing more than a small part 
of the books and papers; the remainder being piled promis- 
cuously on shelves and tables, and the loose papers were in a 
disordered condition. A safe was procured for a small sum, 
but it was never adequate to the wants of the oflfice. It con- 
tinued in use until 1883, when the Board of Trustees procured 
one of Herring's safes, six feet high and four and a half feet 
wide, which is now in use, but is over-crowded with papers. — 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 581 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1869, Nov. 25.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at Northport, Nov. 25, 1869, 

The privilege to take sand from the beach on Eaton's 
Neck, was sold to Elbert Arthur and William Gardiner, 
for the sum of $465 per year for five years.* 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vul. I, p. 279.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1869, Dec. I I.J 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at Cold Spring, Dec. 11, 1869, 

Application having been made by the people of Cold 
Spring to extend the road called Spring Street, across the 
Town lands formerly leased to R. M. Conklin, 

Resolved, That we grant them the privilege to extend 
the road across the Town lands to connect with the road 
in front of Auser's house. f 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol I, p. 280. j 

[* A vast amount of sand has been taken from this beach 
during the last fifty years. It is so located that the trend of 
sand and gravel along the Sound shore, produced by easterly 
winds, is arrested here, depositing the material on the outside 
and the finer portions are blown upon the beach. — C. R. S.] 

[f The Commissioners of Highways made an order about this 
time laying out a road from the west end of Spring Street 
across v)hat was called the Oyster Pond, to the shore road lead- 
ing toward the Steamboat dock, and though the land was dedi- 
cated to the public, the roadbed was not then constructed. 
This was known as the extension of Spring Street. — C. R. S.] 



582 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, Feb. 12.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at Centreport, on Feb. 12, 1S70. 

For the purpose of selling the vacant lands in rear of the 
Church and schoolhouse, which was purchased by the 
Trustees of the Church and Trustees of the schoolhouse, 
for the sum of $86, to be paid as soon as the deed is given. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, Clerk. 
(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 282.) 



[REPORT OF TOWN INDEBTEDNESS.] 

[1870, April I.] 

To THE Board of Supervisors of Suffolk County : 

The undersigned, in accordance with chapter 552 of Ses- 
sion Laws of 1870, does hereby report the public debt of 
the Town of Fluntington as follows : 

Anount of Bounty Fund bonds outstanding April i, 1870 
and bearing date as follows: 

Issue of April i, 1864, $41,080 at 7 per cent, interest 
Issue of April i, 1865, 6,289 ^t 7 percent, interest 

Total _ _ $47,369 

Amount of above paid since April i, 1870 16,950 



Leaving balance due from date of Bounty 

Fund bonds $30,419 

Notes given by Trustees of Town on account of 
support of soldiers' families in 1 864 at 7 per cent, 
interest 1,500 

Note given by H. M. Purdy in 1869 for deficiency 

in contingent expenses at 7 per cent. 1,080 



Total balance of debt $32,999 

J. A. WOODHULL, 

Supervisor, Town of Huntington. 

[File No. 408.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 583 

[TOWN MEETING.] 

[1870, April 5.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Flunting- 
ton, held at the Town House on April 5, 1870, the follow- 
ing resolutions were passed and Town officers elected : 

Supervisor, J. Amherst Woodhull. Town Clerk, Daniel 
L. Baylis. Collector, Francis B. Olmstead. President of 
Trustees, Elias Baylis. Trustees, Stephen K. Gould, 
Selah Smith, Stephen J. Wilson, Isaac W. Roe, Timothy 
Oakley, Thos. Ireland. Justice of the Peace, Timothy 
Carll. Assessors — ist Dist., Morris R. Brush; 2d Dist., 
Elkanah Soper; 3d Dist., Zebulon Whitman; 4th Dist., 
N. P. Williams ; at large, Richard J. Cornelius. Over- 
seers of Poor, Samuel O. White, Sidney L. Seaman. Com- 
missioner of Highways, Ketcham Heartt. Constables — 
ist Dist., Peter M. Trainer; 2d Dist., Abel C. Vail; 3d 
Dist., David Brush ; 4th Dist. Alex. Sammis. Town 
Sealer, Janies F. Hartt. Pound Masters, Smith Sammis, 
Charles E. Ketcham. 

Resolved, That the amount of twenty-five hundred 
dollars be raised by tax for contingent expenses. 

Resolved, That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be 
raised by tax to redeem notes of the Town, now coming 
due. 

Resolved, That the sum of seven thousand dollars be 
raised by tax for support of Town poor. 

Recorded by Fayette Gould, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. Ill, pp. 202-5.) 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, May 24.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held at the house 



584 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

of C. T. Duryea on May 24, 1870, 

Resolved, That Geo. W. Scudder have the right to ex- 
tend the west line of the dock at Huntington Harbor a 
sufficient distance to enable him to repair said dock. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, Clerk. 
(Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 287.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1870, May 28.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the Town House on May 28, 1870, 

Resolved, To erect a new building for the purpose of 
keeping the poor in, and other purposes, for the use of the 
Town. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol I,p.19>l.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JAMES ECKERSON.] 

[1870, June I.] 

This indenture made the first day of June, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and seventy (1870), between the 
Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of the Town of 
Huntington, whereof at this writing Elias Baylis is President 
of the Trustees and Thomas Ireland, Timothy Oakley, Selah 
Smith, Stephen K. Gould, Isaac W. Roe and Stephen J. 
Wilson are Trustees, duly elected and qualified, and so by 
these presents declare themselves of the first part and 
James Eckerson, of the village of Huntington, party of the 
second part: Witnesseth, that for and in consideration of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 585 

the rents, returns and covenants hereinafter reserved, 
stated and set forth, said parties of the first part have and 
bj these presents do grant, demise and to farm let unto 
the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, all 
those certain premises and that certain lot or parcel of 
land partly under water, lying and being within the limits 
of said Town first above mentioned, on the north shore 
between Huntington Inlet and Centreport Inlet and ad- 
joining to the brick yard of said James Eckerson, the said 
land being of undefined proportions, but to be sufficient 
for the purpose of building a bulkhead about fifteen hun- 
dred (1500) feet in length, adjoining said brickyard prem- 
ises, not to extend over thirty (30) feet below highwater 
mark ; also to build a steamboat dock opposite the "white 
house" on said brickyard premises, extending far enough 
to have six (6) feet water at low tide ; Also to build two 
runs, so called, or three runs in the discretion of said 
James Eckerson, or his legal representatives, to load brick 
at, adjoining said brickyard premises, which runs shall not 
extend more than thirty (30) feet beyond low tide ; also to 
extend the old or present dock now on said brickyard 
premises, with spiles about sixty (60) feet, the said parties 
of the first part reserving nevertheless a free, unobstructed 
and uninterrupted, ample roadway and passage for travel 
at all times over and through the whole of these demised 
premises for the inhabitants of the said Town and for all 
persons lawfully traveling in any manner, the same to be 
alons" between the kiln sheds and the bulkhead. 

To have and to hold the premises above described with 
the reservations, unto the said party of the second part, 
his legal representatives, for the full end and term of 
twenty-one years from the said first day of June in the 
year 1870, he the said party of the second part yielding 
and paying therefor the sum of fifteen (15) dollars yearly 
and every year during the said term hereby granted, unto 



586 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

the said parties of the first part and their successors in 
office. 

And it is further covenanted and agreed b}' and between 
the paities hereto, their successors in office and his legal 
representatives, that at the expiration of tlie said term of 
twenty-one years, the parties of the first part or their suc- 
cessors in office, will renew and extend the term of this 
lease for twenty-one (21) years further in addition to the 
term hereby granted, upon such return and condition of 
rent, as may then be agreed upon between the said parties, 
their successors in office and his legal representatives. 

And it is further covenanted that if the said party of the 
second part or his legal representatives, shall neglect or 
refuse to pay the yearly rent before named, at any time 
when the same becomes due, and such rent remains unpaid 
for a space of three (3) calendar months thereafter, per- 
sonal demand for the same having been made, then the 
parties of the first part hereto, or their successors in office, 
the same lot or lots of land occupied under this indenture 
with the "bulkhead" dock and "runs", shall have again and 
repossess as in their first and former right. 

And it is further agreed and covenanted by and between 
the parties hereto, that the said party of the second part 
and his legal representatives, upon duly paying the rent 
or return herein agreed upon, shall and may during the 
full end ' and term herein named, quietly and peacably 
hold, possess and occupy the premises above described, 
subject to the reservations named, without let or hindrance 
from any one. 

In witness whereof the parties of the first 
part have caused their official seal to be hereto 
affixed and these presents to be signed by their 
President on the day and year first above men- 
tioned. 

Elias Baylis, President, [l. s.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 58/ 

In presence of — the word "dock" interlined on the 4th 
line, 2d page and the word "traveling" on the loth line, 2d 
page both before execution ; also the name "Elkanah. 
Soper" first page and "Selah Smith" interlined over the 
same. 

State of New York, ) 
Suffolk County. \ 

On this 30th day of July, in the year 1870, before me- 
came Elias Baylis, the President of the Trustees of the 
Town of Huntington, in said County, with whom I am 
personally acquainted, and who being by me duly sworn, 
deposed and says he resides in said Town of Huntington, 
that he is President of the Trustees of the said Town, that 
the seal affixed to the within indenture is the corporate seal 
of the said Trustees of said Town, and was affixed by 
order of said Trustees for the uses therein expressed, and 
that he by like order, did subscribe his name thereto as 
President of said Trustees, all of which is to me satis- 
factory evidence of the due execution of the said indenture- 
Let it be recorded. 

J. R. RoLPH, Justice of the Peace. 
{File No. 409 ) 



[PETITION FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING.] 

[1870, June 15.] 

We the undersigned freeholders and legal voters of the 
Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, do hereby 
in accordance with the law, in such case made and pro- 
vided, request you to call a Special Town Meeting, at the 
Town House at Long Swamp, on the 15th day of June,. 
1870, at one o'clock, P. M., to take into consideration what 



588 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

measure, if any, shall be pursued by the taxpaj^ers of this 
Town, to resist, as we consider the unjust expenditures in- 
tended to be levied and collected upon the assessed prop- 
erty of the whole Town, for the payment of building a 
new road, leading from the Main Street, in the village of 
Huntington, runnmg northerly to Huntington Harbor, and 
called in the Special Act granting the same: " An Act to 
provide for the laying out and opening a highway in the 
village of Huntington, in the Town of Huntmgton, Suffolk 
County, passed May 6th, 1869, and to amend the title 
thereof." 

H. V. Baylis, Geo. A. Scudder, James N. Smith, Isaac 
Adams, J. P. Conklin, John Ketcham, P. C. Gildersleeve, 
J. C. Place, D. VV. ConkHn, Smith Sammis, J. M. Hen- 
drickson, Saml. A, VanWyck, Gilbert Grossman, F. G. 
Sammis, Walter Brush, W. H. Jarvis, Warren Smith, John 
McKa}', T. S. Roe, Mortimer T. Velsor, W. G. Sammi:-, 
Geo. C. Gould, Thos. W. Gildersleeve. 

In accordance with the above request of petitioners and 
legal voters of the Town of Huntington, I hereby call a 
Special Town Meeting of said Town to be held at Long 
Swamp in the Town House, on the 15th day of June, 1870, 
at I o'clock P. M., to take into consideration the above 
petition. 

Daniel L. Baylis, Town Clerk. 
{File No. 415.) 



[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CONCERNING NEW 
YORK AVENUE.] 

[1870, June 15.] 
At a Special Town Meeting of the Town of Huntington, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 589 

held June 15th, 1870, the following resolutions were read 
and adopted unanimously : 

Resolved, That a vote be taken this day by ballot, and 
that the ballots be endorsed by those in favor thereof: 
''For the extension of New York Avenue," and by those op- 
posed : "Against the extension of New York Avenue." 

Resolved, That the Supervisor of this Town be and he 
is hereby authorized and empowered to obtain suitable 
counsel for the purpose of contesting the validity of the 
law passed by the Legislature of this State, April 22, 1870, 
for "laying out and opening a highway in the village of 
Huntington," as also to consider the legality of the acts 
and proceedings of the Commissioners in laying out and 
constructing said highway under said law. 

Resolved, That a suit or suits at law may be prosecuted 
in the name of the Town of Huntington, if after taking 
due legal advice, and in connection with the President of 
the Board of Trustees, and one or more of the Board of 
Town Auditors, it shall be deemed advisable so to do, with 
a reasonable prospect of success. 

Resolved, That the Act of 1869 was passed by the Legis- 
lature of that year by the active exertions of the Repre- 
sentative of this County, for his own personal benefit, and 
that of a few of his friends, in violation of the rights of 
the people, and contrary to the interests and wishes of his 
constituents. 

Resolved, That the passage of said amended Act could 
only be procured, as it was procured by fraudulently luUing 
its opponents quiet in the assurance that no further effort 
would be made to revive it. 

Resolved, That said road is intended to benefit the few 
at the expense of the many ; it is unnecessary and uncalled 
for ; its construction will impose upon the Town a heavy 
taxation, for which no adequate benefit will be received. 

Resolved, That our chosen Town officers are the proper 



590 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

persons to lay out, open and construct highwaj-s, and to 
receive and disburse the people's money, and that the Act 
in question usurps the powers of those officers and places 
them in the hands of interested and irresponsible parties. 

Resolved, That we condemn the whole scheme as selfish, 
oppressive, unequal, unjust and insulting to our people and 
their officers, and we urge upon the officers of the Town 
to use every means in their power to prevent the opening 
and construction of said road, and the issuing and pay- 
ment of the bonds of the Town therefor. 

Resolved, That these resolutions be published in all the 
papers of this Town.'^ 

Recorded by Daniel L. Baylis, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings, Vol III, p. 213 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, July 30.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held on July 30, 1870, 

Resolved, That the Trustees release all claim to the 
Pound situated in the rear of the First Presbyterian Church, 
in the village of Huntington. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, 

Clerk. 
{Tr}istees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p 289.) 

[* New York Avenue, about one mile long froTi Main St., 
Huntington Village, to the head of Huntington Harbor, was 
opened pursuant to a law passed by the Legislature of the 
State. The Commissioners appointed by law to open it were 
Charles T. Duryea, Charles R. Street and George M. Tileston ; 
the Commissioners to construct it were Henry G. Scudder, 
Samuel W. Jones and William A. Conant. There was much 
public excitement over the matter and considerable of opposi- 
tion to the road, resulting in a protracted law suit, but the 
Commissioners performed the duty imposed on them by law, 
and all their proceedings were sustained. The utility of the 
road is now universally conceded. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTOxSL TOWN RECORDS. 59 1 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, Sept. 8.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the house of Selah Smith, Northport, 
Sept. 8, 1870, 

On application of the Commissioners of the Town of 
Huntington to lay out a highway on Eaton's Neck, 

Resolved, That we grant the Commissioners the privi- 
lege of laying out a highway over the Town property, 
now leased by Arthur and Gardiner from the Town of 
Huntington. 

, Recorded by S. K. Gould, 

Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceed' 7igs, Vol. I, jj. 289.) 



[DEED. TRUSTEES TO H. G. DEFOREST.] 

[Abstract.] 
1870, Nov. 19.] 

"This indenture, made the nineteenth day of November, 
in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy, 
between Ellas Baylis, President of the Trustees of the free- 
holders and commonalty of the Town of Huntington, 
County of Suffolk and State of New York, by and with 
the consent of Thomas Ireland, Stephen K. Gould, Isaac 
W. Roe, Selah Smith and Timothy Oakley, present Trus- 
tees of the Town of Huntington, parties of the first part, 
and Henry G. DeForest, of the Town of Oyster Bay, 
Queens County, State of New York, party of the second 
part." 

"All that certain parcel of land or salt marsh, and land 



592 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

under water on the easterly side of Cold Spring Harbor, 
in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, State of New 
York, bounded on the south by a straight line bounded 
by the extension in a westerly direction of the present 
southerly line or side of Spring Street, from its intersec- 
tion with the easterly side of the Paper Mill-dam Road, 
and across said road into the Harbor, being over and 
across the cove to the old 03'ster pond clam, and as far as 
the rights of the parties of the first part extend ; bounded 
on the west by the waters of the harbor and on the north 
and east by highwater mark, partly adjoining land now of 
George M. Mowbray, formerly of R. Auser, and partly 
adjoining land of Henry G. DeForest, formerly of Richard 
M. Conklin, and partly adjoining the Paper Mill-dam Road, 
or its extensions, subject to the easement of the public in 
and to any public road or highway heretofore laid out 
over any part of said premises. It being understood that 
the covenants herein do not apply to any part of the prem- 
ises lying outside of low water mark." 

In witness whereof the said parties of the first 
part have hereunto caused the seal of the 
President and Trustees of the freeholders and 
commonalty of the Town of Huntington, to 
be affixed the day and year above written. 
Witness Elias Baylis, [l. s.] 

Israel Scudder. President Board of Trustees. 

Acknowledged. 

[Deeds and Leahies bij Trustees, Vol II,j>p. 9-13.) 

[*As some contention exists concerning the boundaries 
given in this deed, it is appropriate to state some facts not ap- 
pearing by the deed itself. At the time the deed was made a 
pubHc highway, laid out by the Commissioners of Highways, 
extended over the Oyster Pond, running from the west end of 
Spring Street to the north shore of the Cove, about where the 
road is now filled in and traveled. This road was then called 
in the records the extension or continuation of Spring Street, 
and it i,s claimed by the Trustees that the description in the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 593 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, Nov. 19.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees, held at Cold 
Spring-, according to adjonrnment, for the purpose of 
selling the land and such other business that may come 
before the Board: Present, Elias Baylis, Pres., Thomas 
Ireland, Timothy Oakley, I. W. Roe and S. K. Gould : 

The piece of land was sold to De Forrest for the sum of 
$242^. 

The oyster pond was leased for the sum of $45 a year, 
for the term of ten years, by W. J. Jones. 
On motion adjourned. 

S. K. Gould, Clerk, 
{Trusti'es' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 290.) 

deed, making "the extension of Spring Street" the southerly 
boundary, had referred to this highway record called the "con- 
tinuation of Spring Street," and that nothing is or was in- 
tended to be granted southerly of the straight line of this road 
from the west end of old Spring Street to the shore on the 
north side of the Cove. This deed was drawn soon after the 
Court had decided, in the case of Lowndes vs. Dickerson, against 
the validity of the Town's title to lands under water, and some 
doubt existed whether the Town owned any part of the prem- 
ises. Hence, the President of the Board of Trustees directed 
that the words "as far as the rights of the parties of the first 
part extend" should be inserted in the deed, as a saving clause 
in favor of the Trustees, but as they claim intended to apply only 
to the premises north of the south line of the road across the 
Cove— the limits of the grant. On the other hand, it is under- 
stood to be the contention of Mr. DeForest that the true con- 
struction of the language of the deed is to take in all premises 
under water adjoining his lands, north of aline running into 
the Harbor extended out parallel with old Spring Street. The 
highway above referred to was laid out only seven months be- 
fore the deed was executed, but the roadbed had not been filled 
in It will be found in Book C, of Highways, page 203, and the 
grant to Mr. DeForest was made subject to this highway over 
it. The language of the description in the deed is not as clear 
as it ought to have been, and it is not my purpose to express 
any opinion here as to its true interpretation, but simply to 
state material facts. — C. R. S.] 



594 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1870, Dec. 9.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, at the house of Geo. VanAusdall, at Cold 
Spring, Dec. 9, 1870, complaint having been made in 
regards the dock in front of Geo. VanAusdall's, Walter 
Hewlett clamiing one-thii-d of said dock, Hewlett and 
VanAusdall agree to pay the rent now due and take a new 
lease when the old lease expires, on such terms as may be 
agreed upon. 

Resolved, That a committee be appointed to consult 
some good counsel in regards to the oysters now planted 
in our bays. 

Resolved, That Elias Baylis and S. K. Gould be chosen 
for that committee. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, j). 291 ) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] . 

[187 1, Feb. 4.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the Town House, Feb. 4, 1871, 

Resolved, That the Trustees empower H. J. Scudder to 
proceed with the act in regard to the oysters now planted 
in our bays and harbors. 

Resolved, That Elias Baylis have full power to act in 
concert with H. J. Scudder. 

Recorded by S. K. Gould, Clerk. ' 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 292.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 595 

[PETITION CONCERNING BOUNDARY 

BETWEEN SUFFOLK AND 

QUEENS COUNTIES.] 

[1767, July 24.] 
To His Excellency Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Captain 
General and Govcrnor-m-Chief m and over the Colony of 
New York and the Territories depending thereon in 
America, Chancellor and Vice-Admiral of the same. 

The Petition of the Freeholders of Oysterbay in Queens 
County, living nigh the Line of Division between Queens 
County and Suffolk County most humbly showeth : 

That in the 3'' year of King William and Queen Mary, 
an Act was passed by the Legislature of this Colony en- 
titled an Act to divide this Province and Dependances 
into Shires and Counties, by which Act Queens County is 
to contain the several Towns of Newtown, Jamaica, Flush- 
ing, Hempstead and Oysterbay with Horse Neck, the 
several Out Farms, Necks, Settlements and Plantations 
adjacent, and the Islanas called the two Brothers and 
Hallet Island, and so it has continued until the Present 
Time. But now a Doubt has arisen about the Southern 
Bounds of the Town oi Oysterbay some alledging it does 
not extend to the South Sea or main Ocean. On this 
Pretence the town of Huntington, the westermost Town 
in Suffolk County, has lately run a South Line from the 
Head of Cold Spring, which they call their westermost 
Boundary across the Island to the South Sea or Main 
Ocean, which Line runs in upon the Ancient Settlements 
of Oysterbay nigh if not iuU out one Mile and a half and 
across certain Islands, Marshes, Salt Meadows and Sand 
Beaches purchased of the native Proprietors upwards of 
eio-hty years since by some of your Petitioners Ancestors, 
Inliabitants of Oysterbay, by virtue of their Patent granted 
by Sir Edmund Andross in the year 1677, and held by 
them or their successors ever since then, from the situation 



596 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

and Nature of the Ground no constant settlements could 
be made thereon. This Proceeding- of the Inhabitants of 
Huntington we conceive leaves it uncertain how far East 
Queens County is to exercise Jurisdiction, through those 
Islands, Marshes, Salt Meadows and Sand Beaches. Your 
Excellency Petitioners therefore most humbly pray that 
as this dispute will greatly affect some of their Properties, 
and is likely to be soon productive of many Law-Suits to 
try their Titles, that your Excellency will for preserving 
Peace and good Order, be pleased to settle a Line of Juris- 
diction between Queens County and Suifolk County, that 
the respective ofificers of each County may kncjw where to 
go to execute their several Processes, and we humbly 
•conceive that this Line of Jurisdiction sIkjuUI be carried 
from the Middle of the Mouth of a certain Creek or River 
where it empties itself into the Bay which runs between the 
Eastermost Neck of Land settled under Oysterbay called 
Lattins Neck, and the Westermost Neck settled under 
LIuntington and called by them there West Neck, and 
continued across the Bay, Islands, Marshes, Salt Meadows 
and Sand Beach on a South Line until it strikes the South 
Sea or Main Ocean. And your Excellency's Petitioners as 
in Duty bound shall ever pray. 

David Jones Samuel Powel 

Silas Carman Wait Pow'el 

Samuel Carman John Powel 

James Ryder Henry Whitson 

Abraham Wansor Thomas Jones 

Queens County, 24th July, 1767. 
A true copy examined by 

GOLDSBROW, BeNJ. D., 
Clerk of the Counsel.* 
{File No. 417.) 

L* This and the three following papers are inserted here out 
of the order of date, for the reason that they were absent from 
the records and in the hands of a committee appointed to con- 
sider this boundary, while the prior records were being printed. 
— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 597 

[ORDER BY THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL 
CONCERNING THE BOUNDARY.] 

[1769, Aug. 2.] 

At a Council held at Fort George, in the city of New 
York on Wednesday, the 2d day of August, 1769, 

Present- His Excellency Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, 
Captain General, Mr. Horn^andon Mr. Dolar.sy, Mr 
Oglethorpe, Mr. Read, Mr. Morris, Mr. Pruden, Mr. Wal- 
lace, Mr. White. 

Upon reading this Day at the Board the Petition of the 
Freeholders of Oysterbay in Queens County, living oyer 
the Line of Division between Queens County and the 
County of Suffolk, praying that for the preservation of 
Peace and Good Order, his Excellency ^lU be pleased to 
settle a Line of Jurisdiction between the said County, that 
the respective officers of each County may know where o 
go to execute their several Processes which me of J ns^ 
diction the Petitioners humbly conceive should be caiied 
from the middle of the Mouth of a certain Creek or River 
where it empties itself into the Bay -^-^^-ns between 
the Eastermost Neck of Land settled under Oysterbay 
ctlled Lattins Neck and the ^estermost Neck seU ed 
under Huntington and called by them heir W est Neck 
and continued across the Bay, Islands, Marshes Sa 
Meadows and Sand Beaches on a south Line until it strikes 
the South Sea or Main Ocean. 

It is ordered by his Excellency the Governor with the 
advice of the council! that the Petitioners do serve a copy 
of their said Petition and of this Order on the m-bitan ^ 
of the Township of Huntington in the County of Suffolk 
Id that the said Inhabitants do on ^^^^^^^^^^^ 
teenth day of August, Instant, show cause before his Excel 



598 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

lency in Councill why the Prayer of the said Petition 
should not be granted. 

GOLDSBROW, BeNJ. D. 

Clerk of the Councill. 
{File No. 418.) 



[SETTLEMENT OF THE BOUNDARY WITH 
OYSTER BAY.] 

[1797, Nov. 25.] 

To all to whom these Presents shall come, we Richard 
Hatfield, Ebenezer Purdy and Elias Newman, the Commis- 
sioners constituted and appointed in and by an Act of the 
Legislature of the State of New York, entitled an Act for 
the appointment of commissioners to settle such part of 
the line of division between the Town of Oyster Bay and 
Huntington as is therein mentioned passed 17 February 
1797 to hear and determine the controversy subsisting be- 
tween the Town of Oyster Bav and Huntinsfton relative 
to the western boundar}' line of the Town of Huntington 
from the meadow adjoining the South Bay to the Atlantic 
Ocean, and finall}' to ascertain, fix and determine the same, 
send Greeting. Know ye that we the said Richard Hat- 
field, Ebenezer Purdy and Elias Newman, each of us hav- 
ing duly taken the oath directed in and by the said Act 
before we entered upon the execution of the duties enjoined 
by the said act, and duly considered the matter in con- 
troversy and rim the Hne from the said meadow in pursu- 
ance of the act aforesaid, do determine that the western 
boundary line of the said Town of Huntington fi'om the 
meadow adjoining the South Bay to the Atlantic Ocean 
agreeable to the Charters or Letters patent by which the 
land, meadow and marsh within the said two Towns were 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 599 

granted to the original proprietors or patentees and accord- 
ing to such just and equitable construction as the words 
of those Instruments and the evidence of other ancient and 
authentic records and documents relative to the premises 
will authorize, shall be as follows, to wit : Beginning at 
the Southeast bounds of meadows called Oyster Bay south 
meadows or Latin's Neck at the river formerly called by 
the Indians Wanasketuc and by the nihabitants Latms* 
Creek on the west side thereof and at a monument there 
set in the ground, thence runnmg as the magnetic Needle 
now points South three degrees west to the northernmost 
Island or marsh in that direction in the said South Bay 
called Townsend Island to a monument erected on the 
north side of the said Island or marsh from which said 
last mentioned monument the house of David Richard 
Floj'd Jones in which he now resides bears north thirty 
seven degrees fifteen minutes west, and the house of Cap- 
tain Zebulon Ketcham in which he now resides bears north 
thirty three degrees thirty minutes east and so continuing 
on south three degrees west across the said Bay and 
marshes to the beach which parts the said Bay and marshes 
from the said Atlantic Ocean at a certain monument there- 
on erected from which said last mentioned monument the 
said house of the said David Richard Floyd Jones bears 
north twenty degrees thirty minutes west and the said 
house of the said Captain Zebulon Ketcham bears north 
twenty degrees seven minutes east and so continuing on 
South three degrees west to the said Atlantic Ocean. 
In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands 
and seals this twenty-fifth day of November in the 3'ear of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. 
Sealed and delivered in Richard Hatfield [Seal] 
the presence of us Ebenezer Purdy [Seal] 

Silas Wood, Elias Newman [Seal] 

John Fleet. 



600 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Be it remembered that on the seventh da}^ of December 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
ninety seven, before me John Sloss Hobart one of the Jus- 
tices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, 
came Silas Wood one of the subscribing witnesses to the 
instrument of writing on the other leaf of this sheet con- 
tained, to me personally known who made oath that he is 
personally acquainted with Richard Hatfield, Ebenezer 
Purdy and Elias Newman therein mentioned and that he 
saw them severally sign, seal and deliver the same as their 
act for the purpose thereiir mentioned and that John Fleet 
the other subscribing witness was present and signed his 
name as a witness thereto and that the deponent is person- 
ally acquainted with the said John Fleet and did himself 
sign the same as a subscribing witness, wherefore I do 
allow it to be recorded. 

Jno. Sloss Hobart. 

Recorded in the Secretary's office of the State of New 
York in Book of Deeds indorsed ^ page 531 &c., the 7th 
day of December 1797. 

Lewis A. Scott, Secretary.* 
{File No. 419.) 



[LOCATION OF MONUMENTS SHOWING 
BOUNDARY WITH OYSTER BAY.] 

[i860, June I.] 

Yaphank, June i, i860. 
To Hon. Chas. A. Floyd and 
Hon. D. R. Floyd Jones: 
Gentlemen. — In accordance with your directions dur- 

[* There is an old map in the file of maps showing the south- 
erly portion of the boundary. — C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6oi 

ing the early part of last week, I erected monuments along 
the boundary line between Huntington and Oyster Bay at 
the following places, viz. : 

One at the head of Cold Spring upon the north side of 
the Velsor or Stilwell road. 

One upon the south side of the Huntington road, about 
1 20 rods from the former. 

One upon the north side of the Smithtown turnpike, 
west from Josiah Water's house. 

One upon the north side of the road leading by Israel 
VanSize and a few rods eastward from the junction of Van 
Wyck's lane. 

One upon the northwesterly side of the road passing by 
S. Brush's and a few rods from his house. 

One upon the north side of the Melville or Sweet Hollow 

road. 

One upon the north side of the L. I. Railroad. 

One upon the north side of the Babylon road. 

One upon the northeasterly side of the Amityville road. 

One upon the north side of the swamp, about the head 
•of Carman's Brook. 

One at the border of the swamp which lies about the 
head of Lattin's Creek and a few rods south from the South 
Country road ; in all eleven. 

These monuments were so placed that the crease across 
the top of each should approximate closely to the course 

of the hne. 

There was also one monument erected upon the south 
side of the Hewlett mill-dam at Cold Spring sixty (60) 
links eastward from the middle of the south end of the 
bridge. From the best evidence which could be obtained 
this bridge is directly or very nearly over the channel 
of the original stream, the true boundary, and the monu- 
ment was placed where it was not likely to be disturbed 
by repairs to the bridge. Perhaps you may think proper 



6o2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

to erect in place of this one, another monument bearing a 
suitable inscription indicating the relative position of the 
true boundary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. J. Weeks. 
{File No. 420.) 



[TOWN MEETING.] 



[1871, ApriU.] 

At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 
ton, held at the Town House, Long Swamp, on the 4th 
day of April, 1871, the following resolutions were passed 
and Town Officers elected : 

Supervisor, J, Amherst WoodhuU. Town Clerk, Daniel 
L. Baylis. Collector, Francis B. Olmstead. President of 
Trustees, Stephen K. Gould. Trustees, Isaac W. Roe, 
Selah Smith, Selah Dunce, Isaac C. Ireland, Benjamin 
Doty, Piatt Ketcham. Justice of Peace, Henr}^ S. Lewis. 
Assessor at Large, Joel S. Davis, full term commencing 
Jan. I, 1872. Assessors — ist Dist., O. S. Sammis ; 2d Dist., 
Elbert Arthur ; 3d Dist., John Carll ; 4th Dist., Timothy 
J. Terr}^ Overseers of Poor, Samuel O. White, Solomon 
Ketcham. Commissioner of Highwa3'S, Ansel Smith. 
Constables, Peter M. Trainer, Theophilus Beebe, David P. 
Brush, Smith Robbins. Town Sealer, Moses White. 

Resolved, That the sum of seven thousand dollars be 
raised'for the support of the Poor. 

Resolved, That the sum of four thousand, five hundred 
dollars be raised for contingent expenses. 

Resolved, That the sum of two hundred dollars be raised 
for the Commissioners of Highwa3'S for roads and bridges. 

Resolved, That the Trustees of this Town be authorized, 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6o$ 

empowered and directed to lease the lands immediately 
suitable for oyster beds in the bays and harbors belonging 
under the water to the Town of Huntington, and before 
doing so that they take proper counsel therein as to the 
best and safest manner of leasing said ground. None but 
residents have the privilege to said lease and that those 
residents having oysters already planted, be entitled to 
the first privilege, and the Trustees be required to give 
public notice of two weeks before adopting the resolution^ 
for the terms and manner of leasing. 

Recorded by Daniel L. Baylis, 

Town Clerk. 
{Town Meetings. Vol. Ill, pp. 220-22.) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF TRUSTEES. AN INVESTI- 
GATION OF THE TOWN'S TITLE ORDERED.] 

[187 1, May 6.] . 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the house of Chas. T. Duryea, on May 
6, 1871, 

Whereas, At the last Annual Town Meeting of the Town 
of Huntington, certain resolutions were passed, directing 
the Trustees of the Town to lease the land under water, 
for the purpose of planting oysters, and 

Whereas, Some doubts exist in the minds of the Board 
as to its powers in regard to the right to lease the land 
under water for the purpose indicated in said resolution. 

Resolved, That the President of the Board employ 
counsel in behalf of the Board to investigate all the old 
charters, and for him to report to this Board at as early a 
day as possible, and the said report be made in writing or 
printed, showing all of the old charters, grants, privileges^ 



■604 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

laws and decisions in regard to our powers and duties. 

Resolved, That a committee of two members be ap- 
pointed by the President to act with him in procuring said 
counsel and report as above directed. I. W. Roe and Chas. 
T. Duryea were appointed said committee. 

Recorded by 

Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 296 97.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1871, May 13.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the Town House, Long Swamp, May 

Resolved, That the Trustees employ a surveyor to sur- 
vey the Town House Farm for the purpose of selling it. 

The President appointed Mr. Ireland and Mr. Gould to 
employ and assist the surveyor. The clerk was authorized 
to communicate with the persons holding leases for dock 
propertv and procure a copy of their leases, in order to 
know when they expire. 

Recorded by 

Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 297.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[Abstract.] 
[1871, June 17.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. ^OS" 

Huntington, held at the house of C. T. Duryea, June 17, 

'^The committee appointed to have the Town Farm sur- 
veyed, made a report that there was seventy acres, one 
rood and twenty-three one-hindredths rods, as appeared by 
card surveyed by Wm. C. Schenclc. 

Recorded by 

Benj. Doty. Clerk. 

[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, P- 298.) 

[PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF HEALTH.] 

[1871. Aug. 1.] 

Huntington, L. I., Aug i, 1S71, 
The undersigned, residents and householders in the 
Town of Huntington, respectfully represent to the Hon- 
orable, the Board of Health of the said Town of Hunting, 
ton that the two vessels now lying m the Bay or Harbor 
oT Huntington, named or called the "Falcon" and the 
"Algonquin," which are engaged in the business or occu- 
pation of manufacturing or extracting oil from fish, or 
other substance, are a public nuisance, and tnat the effluvia 
arising from the said vessels, is, in the deliberate judgment 
of your petitioners, detrimental to public health, and they 
the efore humbly pray your honorable body, to cause the 
Iresaid vessels ti be removed from the bay and waters 

of Huntinsfton at once. 

The undersigned petitioners further declare that they 
have at divers and sundry times been annoyed and dis- 
tressed with the offensive odor arising from th^ aforesaid 
vessels, and that they believe their own health and the 
health of their families to be imperiled by every hours 
stay of the aforesaid vessels in the aforesaid waters. 

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Board 
of Health will at once take measures for the immediate 



6o6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

removal of the aforesaid nuisance, wliich they believe to 
be so injurious to the health of the Town, and declare the 
same noisome and detrimental to public health." 

(Signed :) 

J. Van Schaick, Chas. H. Davis, H. Paulding, Jr., 
S. C. Rogers, Peter M. Trainer, C. R. Gentry, A. Mul- 
ligan, Arthur T. Hurd, E. T. T. Marsh, M. D., George 
C. Gardiner, Mary B. Gardiner, Henry J. Scudder, 
Jonah Denton, Annie Paulding, M. P. Meade, Emily 
Van Schaick, Emma Paulding, Thos. Aitkin, C. J. 
Woodhull, F. M. Crossmam, Harriet B. Selleck, H. 
■G. Scudder, Wm. S. Thurston, E. S. Thurston, Annie 
Bryar, M. p. Mulligan, T. Gaillard Thomas, M, D. 

{File No. 410.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO GEO. VV. SCUDDER.] 

[Abstract.] 
[187 1, Aug. 8.] 

Lease — Trustees, Town of Huntington, to George W. 
Scudder, dated Aug. 8, 1871. 

[* Complaint had been inade to the Board of Health, as early 
as the middle of July of this year, against these fibh hulks as 
a nuisance, and their owners had been requested to move them 
from the bay, but they had not done so. The "Falcon," a ves- 
sel of about 300 tons, was owned by the SterIing|Oil Co., o f which 
George F. Tuthill, of Greenport, was the head. The "Algon- 
quin" was 900 tons, and owned by Charles H. Tuthill & Co., 
of Greenport. They were engaged in the manufacture of oil 
and fish guano from bunkers. Capt. Tuthill testified before 
the Board of Health that the crew of the Falcon had taken 
about 1,000,000 fish in the bay during the previous six days. 
The Board of Health, after taking evidence of all parties, in- 
cluding the two captains of the vessels, and receiving the 
report of the health officer, decided that the fish guano manu- 
factory in Huntington Bay was detrimental to health, and 
served on the owners a notice requiring them to move out of 
the jurisdiction of Huntington, and they obeyed the order. — ■ 
C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 607 

Premises described as follows : a certain piece of land 
covered with water and nearly all filled in with material 
for dock purposes, situated on the west of and adjoining- 
and being an extension westerly of the old Henry Wil- 
liams dock on the east side of Huntington Harbor, and of 
the lands under water leased by said Town of Huntington 
to Henr}' Williams, by an instrument of writing dated the 
5th day of November, 1863, and recorded in Suffolk 
County Clerk's Office on the third day in January, 1867, 
Liber of Deeds 141, page 308, and since that time assigned 
to said George W. Scudder, and now held by him. The 
said piece of land hereby granted as aforesaid being an 
extension on the westerly side of said dock of thirty feet 
in width, and two hundred and forty feet in length, cov- 
ering the entire front of the lands mentioned in the said 
lease to Henry Williams, which land is for the purpose of 
maintaining, repairing and keeping in repair and enlarging 
the said dock from its original condition and dimensions. 

Rent, $6.00 per year. 

Term, from date to Nov. 5th, 1884. 

Lease to be renewed on same terms as were in the lease 
of Henry Williams. 

Stephen K. Gould, 

In presence of President of Trustees, [l. s.] 

Charles R. Street. 

Recorded in County Clerk's office, August 17, 1871. 

George C. Campbell, Clerk. 

(Filed in Town Clerk's office.) 
(File Xu. 4:11.) 



[PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES.] 

[1871, Aug. 19. 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 



6o8 HUXTIXGTOX TOWN RECORDS. 

Huntington, held at the brick3-ard of Messrs. Provost^ 
Aug. 19, 1 87 1, 

Messrs. John C. Provost. Andrew J. Provost and \Vm. 
Y. Provost, having made application to the Trustees of 
the Town for a lease of the shore in front of their brick- 
yard at the above named place, the Trustees after 
viewing the premises, granted the above named person a 
lease for 99 years, at an annual rent of $1 per 3"ear, payable 
at the end of the year on Sept. ist in each and everv year. 

Recorded by Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 301.) 



[LEASE. TRUSTEES TO JOHN C. PROVOST 
AND OTHERS. 

[Abstract.] 
[1871, Sept. I.] 

Lease of Trustees of Town of Huntington to John C^ 
Provost, Andrew J. Provost and William Y. Provost, 
dated Sept. i, 1871. 

Premises described as follows : All the lands now be- 
longing to the Tov\-n of Huntington, situated at Fresh 
Pond in said Town, and lying and being east of the lands 
and premises of the parties of the second part and west of 
the lands of Dr. Cheeseman, together with the lands under 
water of the Sound in front thereof, with all the ap- 
purtenances. 

Term, twentv-nine vears from Sept. ist, 1871. 

Rent, one dollar per vear. 

It is covenanted by and between the parties hereto, that 
the parties of the second part, their heirs, successors or 
assigns, shall not destroy or materially impair the public 
easement along the shore of the Sound over said premises 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 609 

and that they will construct over such canal or excavation 
as may be made by them upon said premises, a bridge 
sufficient for the public travel. 

It is further covenanted by and between the parties 
hereto, that the said lands are to be used b}'^ the parties of 
the second part, their heirs, successors or assigns, for the 
purpose of constructing an artificial canal or harbor, con- 
necting with the Sound, in connection with the brick- 
making business, or business of like nature, and not other- 
wise. 

Term, ninety-nine 3'ears. 

Rent, one dollar per year. 

Recorded by Daniel L. Baylis, 

Town Clerk. 
{Deeds and Leases by Trustees, Vol. I, jjp. 171 73.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[187 1, Nov. 17.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees ot the Town of 
Huntington, held at the hotel of Chas. T. Duryea, in the 
village of Huntington, Nov. 17, 1871. 

The counsel, Charles R. Street and Henry C. Piatt, em- 
ployed to investigate the matter concerning the powers 
and duties of the Trustees, made a report, which was laid 
over for further consideration. 

The matter relating to the removal of the Town paupers 
to the new County Alms House, and the selling of the 
Town House property was then discussed. After mature 
deliberation it was 

Resolved, That the Town officers call a special Town 
Meeting in order to let the people decide the matter 
themselves. 

Recoraed by Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 305.) 



6lO HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. THE COUNTY 
ALMS HOUSE PLAN ADOPTED.] 

[1871, Dec. 5.] 

At a Special Town Meeting, held at the Town House, 
Long Swamp, on the 5th of Dec, 1871, 

Resolved, That the Overseers of the Poor be and are 
hereby requested to cause to be removed to the Suffolk 
County Alms House, all the permanent poor now in the 
Town House, as also other paupers whom it may hereafter 
be considered requisite to send to any Alms House. 

Resolved, That hereafter all persons for themselves or 
any other person making application to the Overseers of 
Poor for temporary relief from the Town, shall be ex- 
amined before a Justice of the Peace of the Town, as to 
his or her claims to be entitled to such relief, and no per- 
son shall be entitled to such relief and to the amount 
thereof, unless as certified to by said Justice as prescribed 
by Statute. 

Resolved, That the Trustees of this Town are hereby 
requested to sell the Poor House property, upon such 
terms and in such manner as they ma}- deem most advan- 
tageous for the best interest of the Town. 

Recorded bv Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
[Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, pp. 307-8.) 



[1871, Dec. 23.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held Dec. 23, 1871, 

Resolved, That we sell the Town Farm, (as previously 
directed by the people at a Special Town Meeting,) and 
that wc fix the price to be four thousand dollars. 

Resolved, That the report of Charles R. Street and 
Henry C. Piatt, the counsel employed to ascertain the 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 6ll 

powers and duties of the Board of Trustees, be accepted 
and printed in pamphlet form, and that there be one hun- 
dred copies printed. 

Resolved, That the President and any other member of 
the Board (by him selected) be authorized to have the re- 
port printed.* 

Resolved, That the President of the Board and Chas. 
T. Duryea be directed to call on delinquent lessees of Town 
property, and demand that their indebtedness be paid. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 309.) 



[PETITION TO DIVIDE THE TOWN OF 
HUNTINGTON.] 

[1872, Jan. 27.] 

Memorial. 
To THE Legislature of the State of New York : 



[* A very thorough and exhaustive examination was made of 
the Town's title to lands under water, and an opinion was given 
the Board of Trustees, printed in pamphlet form, contammg 
about one hundred pages. The inquiry necessarily compelled 
a careful examination of records and papers la the Town 
Clerk's office, the office of the Secretary of State in Albany, 
and the libraries of historical societies, as well as an explora- 
tion of the law and decisions of the courts bearing on the 
questions, both in this country and in England, from remote 
times. The conclusion arrived at was, that the title to the sod 
under the waters of the bays and harbors on the coast of this 
Town was vested in the Trustees of the Town, subject to the 
public right of navigation, and that the Trustees had the right 
to sell or lease the same, notwithstanding the Supreme Court 
had very recently decided adverse to such a claim in the case 
of Lowndes vs. Dickerson. This conclusion was soon fortified 
by the opinion of the Court of Appeals, of this State, in the 
celebrated Brookhaven case, reported in 60 N. Y., involving 
similar principles, and has been further vindicated by the nu- 
merous decisions of the courts in cases arising in this Town. 
The only question remaining open relates to the precise bounda- 
ries of the lands under water, included in the Town Patents and 
Grants. One hundred copies of the opinion were printed and 
distributed.— C. R. S.j 



6l2 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

We, the undersig'ned voters and taxpa3^ers of the Town 
of Huntington, Suffolk County, N. Y., respectfully peti- 
tion your Honorable Body for the passage of an act to 
divide the Town of Huntington into two towns.* 
Dated Jan. 27, 1872. 

(Signed by 131 names). 
{File No. 412.) 



[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS. THE TOWN 
FARiM SOLD.] 

[1872, Feb. 23.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held at the hotel of Chas. T. Duryea, in the 
village* of Huntington, Feb. 23, 1872. 

The object of the meeting was to sell the Town Farm at 
public auction, in pursuance of a resolution to that effect, 
passed at a previous meeting. At the appointed time the 
farm was then offered for sale by the auctioneer (P. M. 
Trainor,) and sold to the highest bidder, which was Egbert 
A. Reeves, for the sum of $2,600. 

Recorded by 

Benj. Doty, Clerk. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. I, p. 313 ) 

[* The movement for the division of the Town of Huntington 
into two Towns, originated chiefly out of geographical con- 
siderations. The interests of the two sections — the North Side 
and the South Side — were no longer identical, and a division 
has enabled each section to pursue its career of prosperity on 
its own lines of public interest. The act of the Legislature, 
erecting the Town of Babylon out of the southern part of the 
Town of Huntington, was passed on the 13th day of March, 
1872.— C. R. S.] 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 613 

[COMMISSIONERS' REPORT APPORTIONING 
PROPERTY BETWEEN HUNTING- 
TON AND BABYLON.] 

[1872, March 13.] 

We, the undersigned Commissioners, duly named in and 
appointed under Chapter 105 of the Session Laws of the 
State of New York, passed March 13th, 1872, for the ap- 
portionment of the personal property belonging to the old 
Town of Huntington (as it existed on the first Tuesday of 
April, 1872,) not required to meet liabilities of said Town 
of Huntington, then due, or about to become due, which 
had been authorized or directed, by any existing act, as 
also all debts, bonds, obligations and liabilities of the Town 
of Huntington, existing at the time of the passage of the 
act, or which had been authorized or contracted, to ap- 
portion the same between the Town of Babylon and the 
Town of Huntington, as continued according to the amount 
of taxable property in each, to be ascertained by the as- 
sessment roll of the said Town of Huntington, for the year 
1871, do hereby report as follows, viz. : 

supervisor's ACCOUNT. 
Dr. 

To amounts received from Trustees, Excise, 
money, sale of New York State Bounty Bonds, 
and from all other sources as per record on the 
Supervisor's Book, and audited by the Board 
of Town Auditors $43,303.47 

Cr. 

By amounts paid out as per record and audit- 
ed by the Board September 26th, 1872 45,181.82 
Amount paid smce above 412.89 

Total $45,594.71 



6l4 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



There are bills presented but 


not yet 


paid, as 




follows : 








Henry Livingston 






$40.12 


Smith Robbins 






35-30 


Jonathan Sammis 








Sarnuel Robbins 






6.00 


H. & C. Lockwood 






22.50 


Street & Piatt 






10.00 


J. A. WoodhuU 






51.28 


James J. Morris 






30.80 



$196.00 
There has since been paid the following 

amounts, viz.: 

Bounty Bonds. 
Bond of Elbert Carman with interest . $321.00 

Bond of Mrs. Mary Purdy, with interest 535-OC> 

Coupons on $7,600 of bonds 532.00 



;i, 388.00 



Poor Notes. 

Note of M. & O. Baylis and interest $1,019.92 

Note of Hannah Place and interest 112.00 

Note of Hannah Place and interest 114.00 

Note of H. Colyer and interest 749.00 

Note of D. Smith and interest 1,070.00 

Note of B. Robbins and interest 1,070.00 

Note of E. Robbins and interest 1,605.00 

Note of E. Avery and interest 107.00 



1,846.92 



The proportional part of the above Bounty 
Bonds, and Notes were paid by Huntington and 
Babylon, as follows : 

Huntington $5,733-68 

Babylon 1,501.24 

$7,234.92 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 615 

There has been received from S. R- Williams 
per hands of Soh.mon Ketcham ^80.00 

H V Bavlis paid bond and mortgage LSOO-O 

h" V. Baylis paid interest on mortgage 9^- 

Commissioner, of Highways of the old Town 
have in their hands, which is to be paid 
over to the Supervisor of the Town of 



Huntington 



120.71 



hluntingtoii u ^<. 

Received from Overseers of the Poor, per hands 

of Solomon Ketcham 
Received from Jonathan Sammis 
?: be received from Geo. W. Smith Overseer 

of the Poor, and to be paid as above __5li! 



&2,342.39 



There are Bounty Bonds now remaining un- 

^L to order of U. P. Read, of $1,000 each $7,000.00 
One to order of S. Wanser 
Accrued interest to April 1st, 1874 



600.00 

532.00 



,132.00 

1 1 50.00 



There is one iron safe in possession of the 

Town of Huntington, value n\.r,.]\rV 

There is a suit at law against Oliver Charlick 
for damages on account of Road built aci-oss 
his railroad track, near the house of Mor- 
ris R Brush, for which the Commissioners 
of Highways claim said Charlick was to 
pay expenses, and was liable therefor, 
amounting to the sum of ^^ ^ 

There is a claim put in against the old Town 
of Huntington by H. V. Baylis and others, 
for interest on the damages awarded them 
by the opening of New York Avenue, in 
the village of Huntington. Amount cannot 
be stated at this time. 



6l6 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

We find the proportional part as against and for 
the respective towns as per the assessment 
roll of the old Town of Huntington, for the 
year 1871, to be for the Town of Hunting- 
tington, ygl per cent.; for the Town of Bab- 
ylon, 2o|- per cent. 

SUMMARY. 

We find the amounts paid out for the old Town 
on bills, bonds, notes and contracts due, and 
contracted by said Town to be for the term 
ending April 2d, 1872 $45,594.71 

We find that there arc bills outstanding and not 

yet paid, amounting to 196.00 

We find that there are Bounty Bonds, not yet 

due, amounting to the sum of 7,600.00 

There will be one year's interest on the above, 

to April ist, 1874 532.00 



Making total amount of obligations paid and to 

be hereafter paid, as stated above $53,922.71 

Deduct therefrom amounts paid out $45,795.86 



Leaves a balance to be provided for between the 
towns as per their proportional part, namely : 

Huntington, $6,501.48; Babylon, $1,625.37 $8,126.85 

Suffolk County, )■ ss. 

We, the undersigned Commissioners appointed b}' and 
under Chapter 105, of the Session Laws i)( the State of 
New York, of 1872, and also John E. Ireland, present Su- 
pervisor of the Town of Babylon, do hereby certify that 
the sum of eight thousand one hundred and twenty-six -^-^-^ 
dollars ($8,126.85), as shown by the annexed report, as be- 
ing due from the two towns collectively, has been pro- 
portioned as follows, viz.: 

Town of Huntington, $6,;;oi.48 

Town of Babylon 1,625.37 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 617 

And the same has been raised on the tax list of the respec- 
tive towns, and I, J. Amherst WoodhuU, as Supervisor of 
the Town of Huntington, do hereby exonerate the Town 
of Babylon from the payment, the same having been re- 
ceived be me, from them, of her proportional part of the 
above named amount. 

Dated Amity ville, i\pril 2d, 1874. 

J. Amherst Woodhull, 

Commissioner for Huntington. 
James T. Morris, 

Commissioner of Babylon 
John E. Ireland, 

Supervisor of Babylon. 
All of the above is hereby submitted as being the whole 
and true account of all credits, debts, demands and evi- 
dences of indebtedness due, and to become due, for and 
-against the Town of Huntington, as it existed on the 2d 
dav of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
sexenty-two, subject however to any just and lawful claims 
for or against the said original Town, as heretofore consti- 
tuted, and the same to be decided as to their legality by 
the Supervisors of the respective towns of Babylon and 
Huntington, for the time being when presented. 
Dated Amity ville. Town of Babylon, April 2, 1874. 
J. Amherst Woodhull, 

Commissioner for Huntington. 
James T. Morris, 
, Commissioner for Babylon. 

[File No. 421.) 



[TOWN MEETING-] 



[1872, April 2.] 
At an Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Hunting- 



6l8 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

ton, held at the Euterpean Hall, in the villag-e of Hunthig- 
ton, on April 2, 1872, the following resolutions were 
passed and Town officers elected : 

Supervisor, J. Amherst Woodhull. Town Clerk, Daniel 
L. Baylis. President of Trustees, Wm. W. Wood, Trust- 
ees, W. B. Sammis, Duel Titus, Wm. H. Sammis, Jos. 
Matthias, Henry Buffett, Lsaac C. Ireland. Justices of the 
Peace, Ebenezer G. Parrott, (term expire Jan. i, 1875), 
Jarvis R. Rolph (requisite term), Cornelius Godfrey (term 
expires Jan. i, 1876). Assessors, O. Smith Sammis (3, 
years), Selah Smith (2 3'ears), John Carll (i year). Over- 
seers of Poor, Geo. W. Smith, John Smith. Commis- 
sioners of Highways, John C. Totten, Chas. P. Ketcham. 
Constables, Selah Hubbs, Jos. Vanderbilt, Abiel C. Vail, 
Peter M. Trainer. Collector, Timothy Oakley. Game 
Constable, Wm. H. Jarvis. Town Sealer to be appointed. 

Resolved, That the sum of $2,500 be appropriated for 
the support of the Town poor. 

Resolved, That the sum of $3,000 be appropriated for 
contingent expenses. 

Resolved, That $500 be appropriated for Commissioners 
of Highways. 

Resolved, That the Supervisor of this Town be requested 
to lay the matter of titles to land under water, adjoining 
the several Towns in Suffolk County, and the rights to 
take fish and clams therefrom, and to plant and take up 
oysters from the same, before the Board of Supervisors of 
said County and urge action by the said Board tQ, procure 
the necessary legislation to confirm the right belonging 
to the several Towns, and to have the same defined by 
general or specific bounds, and also endeavor to obtain 
concurrent action by the Board of Supervisors ol Queens 
County, so that by a combined effort of the two Boards of 
Supervisors, such legislation may be secured as will 
definitely settle the question of the rights of the several 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. Sl^ 

Tnwn, borderino- on the waters of the harbors, bays and 
lound'and pu^ an end to trespass and expensive law su.s 

'iLri^vetThatuXardof Trustees and Town Clerk 
be a,^ are hereby directed to cause all '--""'^ °' '^.^ 
present Town of Huntington, now m the T°wn Clerks 
office o be arranged, classified, supplemented and bound 
omce, to uc a o ■ hundred dollars or 

inconvenient volumes, and that tiiree "" 
such less sum as is necessary, be appropriated to defray 
:;" expenses, providing the Town of Babylon will bear 
their proportion of the expeiis. ^ ^^ ^^^.^^ ^ ^^^^.^^ 

Town Clerk. 
{Toivn Meetings, Vol IV, pp. 1 4 ) 



[CHANGE IN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.] 

[1872, May 3-] 

Chapter 49-- 
[Certifted Copy.] 
AN ACT to abolish the office of Trustees of the ree- 
^"^ \^o;dersaudco...nonalty of the Town of Hunu..|- 
ton, in the Town of Huntmgtpn, County of Suffolk, 
and to create their successors. 
Passed May 3, ^^73, three-hfths being present 

The people of the State of New \oik, lepresented 
Semte and Assembly, do enact as follows : . , ., . 

S^^CTION I. On and after the first Tuesday n. Aprd m 
the '^ar one thousand, eight hundred and seventy-two 
!i <;ffire of Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty 
o X To n o Hmuington, in the Town of Huntn.gton 
t the County of Suffolk, shall be abolished and cease to 



exist. 



'620 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Section 2. The Supervisor, Town Clerk and Assessors 
of the Town of Huntington and their successors, are here- 
by created cx-officio, the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, and legal successors of the Trustees of the 
freeholders and commonalty of the Town of Huntington, 
and vested with all the rights, privileges, powers, duties 
and jurisdiction heretofore enjoyed and exercised by such 
Trustees, over the real and personal property of the Town 
of Huntington. The Supervisor of the Town shall be 
£x-officio. President of the Board of Trustees of the Town 
of Huntington, hereby created. 

Section 3. The President of the Trustees of the free- 
holders and commonalty of the Town of Huntington, shall 
upon demand, deliver to the President of the Board of 
Trustees of the Town of Huntington hereby created, and 
after the date aforesaid, all records, books, papers, docu- 
ments, moneys and property belonging to said Town and 
then in his possession or under his control. 

Section 4. All Acts inconsistent with this Act are here- 
by repealed. 

State of New York, ) 

■Office of the Secretary of State. \ ' ". 

I have compared the preceding with the original law on 
file in this ofihce and do hereby certify that the same is a 
correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said 
original law. 

Given under my hand and seal of ofilice, at the City of 
Albany, the tenth day of May in the year one thousand, 
-eight hundred and seventy-two. 

Anson S. Wood, 
Secretary of State. 
{Filed in Town Clerk's ofhce.) 
{File No. 413.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 621 

[AUDITORS' PROCEEDINGS.] 

[1872, June 29.] 

Whereas, at a meeting of the Board of Auditors held on 
the 29th day of June, 1872, a resolution was passed to pay 
unto Hiram V. Baylis, the sum of $125, in the matter of 
his claim against the Town of Huntington arising from 
expenses incurred in the matter of opening New York 
Avenue, provided he execute a release in full to the said 
Town for all further claims. 

And whereas, the said proposition has been declined by 
said claimant, H. V. Baylis, partly on the ground that other 
and extra personal expenses were incurred by him, which 
were not included in his bill rendered, but which are 
justl}' and reasonably due and owing to him by said Town 
in the matter relating to resisting the laying out and open- 
ing said Avenue, therefore 

Resolved, That this Board agrees to offer and hereby 
does offer to said Baylis, the sum of one hundred and fifty 
dollars in full, for all his claims arising out of the matter of 
said Avenue, to be paid to him, on his executing a receipt 
and release in full to the Town of Huntington, in the above 
matter, including the amount of his service bill of fifteen 
dollars in the above amount. 

Dated, Huntington, August 24, 1872. 

J. A. WooDHULL, Supervisor. 
Wm. H. Monfort, 

J. R. ROLPH, i -r 

Cornelius Godfrey, M"stices. 
E. G. Parrot r, 

D. L. Baylis, Town Clerk.. 
{Town Meetings, Vol. IV, p. 9.) 



622 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[THE OLD BOARD OF TRUSTEES VACATE 
OFFICE.] 

[1872, July 15.] 

At a meeting held this da}- at the Supervisor's office, the 
Supervisor, Assessors and Town Clerk made a formal de- 
mand of the books, papers and all property belonging to 
the Town ot Huntington, in possession of, or subject to 
the order of the late Trustees of the Town ot Huntington, 
the same to be delivered over by them to their successors 
in office, as duly appointed by Chapter 492 of the Session 
Laws of the State of New York, passed May 3d, 1872. 

On demand being made, the President of the Board 
agreed to deliver over at the first opportunity, to the said 
new Board, the documents etc., as demanded. 

[Cop3' of Demand.] 

To Wm. W. Wood, President, Warren B. Sammis, Buel 

Titus, Wm. H. Sammis, J. Matthias, Henry Buf- 

fett, Lsaa( C. Ireland, Trustees of the Town of 

Huntington, elected April 2, 1872. 

Gentlemen: By virtue of Chapter 492 of the Laws of 

the State of New York, entitled "an Act to abolish the 

office of Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of 

the Town of Huntington, in the Town of Huntington, 

County of Suffolk, and to create their successors," we the 

undersigned, after due consultation with eminent counsel, 

consider it our duty, as successors created under that Act, 

and we do hereby make a formal demand of you the former 

Trustees, of all books, papers, documents, monc3'S or any 

and all property that may be in your possession, or subject 

to your order, that may belong or owned by said Town of 

Himtington, and that the same shall be delivered and put 

in our possession, as being the pi'opcr custodians thereof, 

on or before the 20th day of July, 1872. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 623 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and 
si<rnatures this fifteenth day of July, 1872. 
^ J. Amherst Woodhull, Supervisor. 

Daniel L. Baylis, Town Clerk. 

O. Smith Sam mis, ] Assessors. 
Selah Smith, \ 

Recorded by Daniel L. Bayhs, 

Town Clerk. 

{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. II, PP- 1-2.) 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS. THE CLASSIFICA- 
TION AND REBINDING TOWN RECORDS. 

[Abstract.] 
[1872, Sept. 2.] 
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, field at tlie Supervisors office on tlie /tli day 

"'itaccordance to a resolution passed at the last Annual 
Town Meeting, authorizing and requestmg 'he Tr"S ^s^ o 
have the old books and records in the Town Clerk s ofhce 
relndexed, bound and classified, provided the expense 
Z"ti sh;uld not exceed three hundred doH-s also pro- 
vided that the Town of Babylon would pay tne propor- 
tional part of the said expense, 

Resolved That J. A. Woodhull be a committee to wait 
on Messrs. 'street, Piatt and Wood, or upon any other 
narties that may desire to compete for the contract of re- 
■ndl-n' filing and binding the records of the Town, as o 
he^u'st amount they will do the work, and that the 
committee be requested to correspond with the authont, s 
o°The Town of Babplon, as to their hitentions to co-operate 

with us. , rr Q r N 

{Trustees' Proceedings, iol. Il,pp.^-^-) 



624 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

[TRUSTEES' PROCEEDINGS. RELEASE BY 

HUNTINGTON TO BABYLON OF 

TOWN LANDS.] 

[1873, Jan. 3.] 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of 
Huntington, held on the 3d day of Jan., 1873, at the Super- 
visor's ofihce : 

Whereas, in accordance with an Act of the Leg^islature 
of the State of New York, passed March 13, 1872, 

Entitled, an Act for the division of tlie Town of Hun- 
tington, in the County of Suffolk, and the erection of anew 
Town from the southern part of said Town and for the ap- 
portionment of the Town property and debts : 

And whereas, by Section 6th of said Act it becomes the 
dut}' of the Trustees of the freeholders and commonalty of 
the Town of Huntington (and) are hereby empowered and 
directed to make and execute all releases and conveyances 
necessary to carry into elfect the provisions of this Section, 
therefore, 

Resolved, That J. Amherst Woodhull, the President of 
our Board of Trustees of the commonalty and freeholders 
of the Town of Huntington, is hereby in accordance with 
said law, directed and empowered to make and execute 
to said Town of Babylon, the proper Quit Claim Deed, as 
called for by the aforementioned Act, and to affix the 
common seal of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Hun- 
tington thereto. 

Recorded by Daniel L. Baylis, 

Sec. of Board. 
{Trustees' Proceedings, Vol. II, pp. 7-8.) 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 625 

[BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN HUNTINGTON, 
BABYLON AND ISLIP.] 

[1873, March 25.] 

We the undersigned, Supervisors of the Towns of Hun- 
tington, Babylon and Islip, hereunto sign our names to 
three copies of this survey, one of which is to be filed in 
the Town Clerk's office of Babylon, one in Huntington and 
one in Islip. 

Dated March 25, 1873. 

Elbert Carll, 

Supervisor of Babylon. 
J, Amherst Woodhuli,, 

Supervisor of Huntington. 
John Wood, 

Supervisor of Islip.* 
{See map in tin case in Town Clerk'is office.) 



[CONTRACT FOR REVISION OF THE 
TOWN RECORDS ] 

[1873, May 17.] 
Work to be done on Town Records. 

[* I am unable to find any record of this survey, but a map 
of the Hne of boundary, as thus surveyed, is on file, entitled as 
follows : "map of the boundary lines betweEn the Towns of 
Babylon, Huntington and Islip, surveyed and marked by mon- 
uments Dec. 3, 1872, by Jonathan Sammis and Abram G. 
Thompson, surveyors." This map shows the courses and dis- 
tances. Subsequently, in 1884, the entire eastern line of Hun- 
tington, from the north hne of Babylon to Long Island Sound, 
was fixed l)y Resolution of the Board of Supervisors, a survey 
made by Scudder V. Whitney, surveyor, and the part of the 
line north of Comae monumented. This survey and the map 
accompanying it is on file. There is also a map on file show-, 
ing the dividing line between Huntington and Babylon. — 
C. R. S.] 



626 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

Land Records. 

1. Bind the 8 Books of Land Records, running from 
1660 to 1800, in two volumes; make reverse indexes, 
giving names of all grantors and grantees. 

2. Bind the 4 Books of Land Grants by Trustees, from 
1688 to 1762, in one volume and index the same. 

3. Bind the 7 Books of Returns of Surveyors in one 
volume and index. 

4. Bind the 2 Books of Leases in one volume and make 
reverse indexes. 

5. Endorse, classify and file all conveyances or other 
papers affecting titles to lands, including patents, Indian 
deeds, etc. 

Proceedings of Town Meetings. 

6. Bind in one volume the 4 Books, together with all 
loose sheets, and make a table of contents, classified for 
reference. 

Highway Records. 

7. Bind all the Records down to 1852 in one volume; 
between 1852 to 1866 in one volume, leaving the rest in 
one volume. 

8. Make and enter a brief abstract of every road on 
record, or on file, in the order of time, beginning with the 
first record in 1671, giving date, locality, commencement 
and terminus of the road, with reference to the book and 
page, where the same stands recorded, and classify these 
abstracts into not less than eight separate districts, con- 
fining the abstracts to roads in the present boundaries of 
the Town. 

9. Bind in one volume all Records of Magistrates' 
Courts and Court of Assizes. 

10. Bind in one volume all Records of Wills and Inven- 
tories of Estates from 1660 down, and index the same. 

11. Bind in one volume all Proceedings of the Board of 
Trustees ; make table of contents and classify for reference. 



HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 



627 



■ 12. Examine every paper in the Town chest and safe ; 
such as are of value, endorse, classify and file ; those of no 
value, place together for the action of the Board of Trust- 
ees as to destroying. 

13. Bind anew the Book known as the Book of Trans- 
cription. 

May 17, 1873. 
The within is agreed upon as substantially the work to 
be done, but is changed as to compensation as follows : 
the Trustees to pay two hundred dollars for the work, in- 
dependent of the binding. The Trustees to pay for the 
binding and such blank books and paper as may be needed, 
not exceeding seventy-five dollars. The binding to be paid 
for when ready for use, balance to be paid when work is 
completed.* 

O. Smith Sammis, \ Com. of 

D. L. Baylis. j Trustees. 

C. R. Street, 

H. S. Wood. 
{File No. 414.) 



[AFFIDAVIT BY HENRY S. WOOD.] 



[1874, Sept. 23.] 

City and County of New York }-ss. 

Henry S. Wood being duly sworn, says that he, together 
with Charles R. Street, entered into a contract (a copy of 
which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town 
of Huntington, under date of May 17, 1873) with a com- 

[* The work set forth in this paper was performed accord- 
ing to contract and was accepted by the Board of Trustees. It 
saved many records from loss and destruction, as at that time 
the loose papers were in great disorder and the books much 
broken. — C. R. S.] 



628 HUNTINGTON TOWN RECORDS. 

mittee of the Board of Trustees of said Town, appointed 
by said Board to make such contract : That thereby this 
deponent and the said Charles R. Street, contracted among 
other things, to make indexes and tables of contents of 
certain records, and to classify and arrange certain papers 
named in the said contract ; that in furtherance of such in- 
dexing and arrangement, this deponent made copies of 
certain records and papers which were defaced, faded or 
otherwise partially obliterated, which copies were filed in 
said Town Clerk's ofhce and marked as "made in the re- 
vision in 1873 ;" that all such copies were by this deponent 
compared with the originals thereof, and that deponent 
believes them to be true copies ; and deponent further says 
that all records, registers, rolls, deeds, patents, documents 
and other papers by him received from the said Town 
Clerk, for the purpose of accomphshing the aforesaid 
work, have been by this deponent returned to said Clerk 
according to the terms of the said contract. 

Henry S. Wood. 

Sworn to before me this 
23d day of Sept., 1874. 

Geo. a. Black, 
Notary Public, N. Y. City and County. 
{File No. 407.) 



APPENDIX. 



A True Copy of Receipts Signed by Officers of The Brittish Army &c. as fol- 
loweth not paid. 

MOSES ROLPH. 
November 22d 1776 — Received of Mr. Mjses Rolph I Load of Hay Weighing 
ten Hundreds lor his Majistys JMagazine for which John Morrison Commisbdry of 
Forage, will pay you, as Witness my hand, being 1000 Weight at 5s. per Owt. 
^2, 10s. Barak Snething, Collector ot Forage. 

Huntington loth December 1780 — Recv'd from Moses Rolph, Eight Hun'd of 
Fresh Hay & one Bushei of Indian Corn for the use of the 17th Lt. Dragoons. 
jC3, 14s- RoBT. Nick'll, 2d M 17th Dragoons. 

Huntington July 24th 1782 — Mr. Moses Rolph has Delivered for the use of the 
Kings American Dragoon-, on Detachment Eastward, Two Bushels Corn and one 
of Hundred & half English Hay. jTi 9s. od. 

I. Upham, Mag's, K. A. D. Comman'dy, 2d Detachment. 
JOSHUA KETCHUM 
Huntington South i8th Feb. 1782— 1 Cenify ten Horses belonging to the 
Queens County Brigades now Employ'd Carting forrage for die Coni'r Gen'il 
has been Rationed one night on Salt Hay of Joshua Ketchams. ^i^o 5s. 8d. 

John Hevvlet, Supt. Forrage. 
To George Brinley, Esq., Com'y Forrage. 
Joshua Keicham 2 Horses, Alexander Conkling 6, Piatt Brush 2. 
8th February 1782— Rec'd f.om Mr. Joshua Ketcham Nine tlundreds of Salt 
Hay into his Majestys Magazine at Hampsiead for the use of the I7ih Dragoons 
&c. £1 i6s. od. Jno. Jarvis, a. C. F. 

To George Brinley, Com'y Forage. 
Huntington South 21st November 1780 — Rec'd from Joshua Cherham one 
nights Hay and one Bushel of Indian Corn lor Seven Horses belonging to the 17th 
Lt. Dragoons. 13s. 8d. Mark Ken, Lieut. 17th Lt. Dragoons. 

platt vail. 

December 25th 1782 — This is to cei tily that the Bearer Platt Vail has Delivered 
one Load of Hay lor Major JMurray, Private. ^4 os. od. 

Humble Servt., Fried Philips, Capt. K. A. Dr. 
Mr. Jno. Cutler, A. C. Forage. The weight ot Hay 1 Believe was 1000. F. P. 
I Piatt Vail do Certify that I never Recvd no recpt nor pay For the above Cer- 
tificate. Platt Vale. 

Hempstead June 8th, 1778 — Receiv'd of Mr. Platt Veal Agreable to an Order 
from Brigadier Gen'il Deiancey lor his Majestys Service a Grey Horse about four 
years old and Fourteen and a Half Hands high of the value of Thirty five Pounds 



2 APPENDIX. 

that did belong to John or Isaac Veal who are now crone over to the'Rebels, 
_^35 OS od. Benj'n Whiting, Lieut. 

Personaly appeared before me Piatt Veal and malieiii Oatii tliat the above 
mentioned horse was his real Property when taken. ^35 os. od. 

ZopHER Platt, Esq. 

OBEDIAII PLATT. 
Huntington 14th May 1777 — This is to Certify that Obediah Platt has been Eight 
Days rideing Provitions for Gen'll Delanceys 2d Batt. ^4 19s. od. 

Ld. Potts. Q. M. 

Fleshing Fly. 22d March 1780 — This is to certify that the Waggon and a pair 
of Horses have been employed three days to carry Baggage of the Prince of 
Wales's Am'r Regem't from Loyds Neck to this Place belonging to Obediali Platt. 
;^i i6s. od. John Garden, Major. 

CAPT. DINGEE. 
Islip 9th Fcbru'y, 1783 — Rec'd of Capt. Dingce four Bushels of Oats for the 
use of the Kings A Dragoons on Detachment. £2 8s. od. John Cutler. 

To Mr. Wise Com'y Huntington. 

JOHN MOBREY. 
Islip 8th February 1783 — Recv'd of John Mobrey four Bushels of Oats for the 
use of tlie Kings American Dragoons on Detachment. £\ 8s. od. 

To Mr. Wise, Com'y Huntington. John Cutler, D. C. F. 

ALEXANDER ROGERS. 
Camp at Huntington 26th Sept'r 1777 — Recv'd into His Majestys Magazine 
from Alexander Rogers Three Hundred and Thirty Seven Pounds Fresh Beef. 
£\() 17s. od. Wm. Paterson, D'y Com'ry &c. a. 

To Peter Pawmier Esq'r, Dy Com'y General. 

NAT. OAKLEY. 
Half Hollow Hills 24th November, 1781 — I Do Certify that Six Horses Belonjj- 
ing to the Q'ueeiis County Brigades now employed Carting Forrage lor the Com- 
misarv General has been Rationed one Night on the Nathaniel Oakley Top Sialks 
Also Four Bu>hels & half of Corn. £1 I'ls. gd. John Hewlett, 

To George Brinley, Esqr., Commissary ot Forage. Sup't Forrage 

DANE. SMITH. 

April 4th, 1777 — This is to Certify that A Waggon two Horses and Driver be- 
longing to Daniel Smith has been Five Days Employed in Transporting the 
Cloathing of Gen'll Delanceys Biig. To Huntington. ^3 os. od. 

Edw. Potts, Q. M. 2 Batt. 

JOHN WOOD. 
Huntington i4'h May 1777 — This is to Certify That John Wood has been Ten 
Days Rideing Wood & Provitions lor Gen'll Delanceys 2 Batt. _^6 os. od. 

Edw. PottSj Q. M. 

JOEL SMITH. , 

Long Swamp ye 3d August 1778 — This is to Certify That I have receiv'd from 
Joel Smith One Hundred weight of Hay and Nine Bushels of Oats for the use of 
one Troop Light Dragoons on his Majestys Servise. £'}, lis. od. 

By me Benj'm Tredwell, Q. Mar. II. L. D. Q. C. M. 

SAMUEL OAKLEY. 
Huntington Nov. 22d 1776 — Recev'd of Samuel Oakley one Blanket on his 
Majestys Service. l6s. Wm. D'Lancey, Lieut. Coll. 

GEORGE NORTON. 
December 2d, 1782— I Certify that 1 Recv'd four Days fuel for Forty Four men 



APPENDIX. 5. 

of the 17th Dragoons on an expedition with Admiral Digby and tlie Adjutant 
General to the Last End of Long island. £s. E. Lloyd, 

To IJrook Watbon Esq'r, (Jom'y Gen'll. Coir. 17th Dragoons. 

N. L). — George Norton's Receipt. 

Huntington South August 21st 1780— Received from George Norton 120 lbs. of 
Oats lor ine use ot uiy 'I'roop on Duly to East part ot Long Island, Counnanded 
by Coll. Suncoe. £1 8s. Stephen Hewlett, Capt. M. T. g. C. 

nth Feb'y 1782— Received from Mr. George Norton forty hundred Weight of 
Salt Hay into his Majcstys Magaznie at henipstead. ;^"8. 

To George Uruiley Lsq'r Gommisaiy ot Forage. Jno. Jarvis, A. C F. 
Islip 7th, Jan'y 1782— Receiv'd of George Norton Nineteen Rations of English 
Hay lur the use ot the Qu:ens County Urigade Horses Employed Carting Forage 
for the Com'y Gec.'ll. 19s. Isaac YuuNGS, Sup't torage. 

To George Brinley L^q'r, Com'y Forage. 
2nd iMarch, 1782— Rec'd of George Norton fifteen Rations of Salt Hay for the 
Queens Couniy iingade Horses now empioy'd Carting Forage lor the Com'y Gen'll 
South>ide. 7s. dd^. ]^'^.- HEWLETT, Sup't l^orage. 

To George Brinley Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 
Huntington 24th Feb. 1782— Rec'd of Georg-e Norton Eleven Rations of Salt 
Hay tor me Queens County brigade Horses now employed Carting Forage Xor the 
Com'y Gene.al 5s. gd. Jno. Hewlett, Sup't 1-orage. 

lo George Brniley Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 
Huntington South 4th February 1782— 1 Certify that Sixteen Cattle belonging to 
Queens County Brigade now empioy'd Carting lor.ige lor tne Comm'y Gen'll has 
been rationed one Night on George Norton's Salt Hay. 8s. 

John Hewlett, Sup't of Forage. 
To Getrge Brinley Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 
Huntington 7 Feb'ry 83— Rec'd of George Norton two Bushels of Oats for 
the use oi'^ine Kings A Dra^roons. 14s. John Cutler, D. C. F. 

To Mr. Wise Com'y at Huntington. 

JARVIS & SMITH 
Huntington Nov. 5th 1776— Capt. Thomas Wooley pressed 2 waggons from' 
the lollowing persons &c. Philip Smith & Robert Jarvis for the Absent ot a Day. 
1 say presbed by me. 24s. John Dougherty, 

Seg't ot the Above Company. 

P. SMITH. 
Fluntington 19th March 1777— I Certny that Philip Smith has been Three Days 
Employed in Carting wood tor the Barracks hear. 36b. 

Euw. Potts Q. M. 2 Batt Gen'll Delancys Brigade. 

P. JARVIS & P. SMITH. 
Huntington April 1st 1777— i do hereby Certiiy That Philip Smith and Philip 
Jarvis ot Long Swamp have lieen 8 Days Imployed in Carting of Wood for the 
Barracks oi the 3a Batt. Gen'll DeLance>s Brigade By Me 

Micn'L HousEAL, Q. master S'd Batt. 
2 Days More to be Charged on ye Back bd. Receipt. ;!^12 both. 
PHIL. SMITH. 
Long Swamp the 3d August, 1778— This is to Certify that I have received from 
Philiu Smith 'i wo Bushels ot Com lor the use of one Troop ot Light Dr^igoons on 
his Majcbtys Scrvise. ^^i. D. Lent. Q. Mas't N. T. L. D. Q. C. M. 

Loyds Neck the 4th of Sept. 1779— These may Certify that I have Receiv'd into 
the Ala'-^azeene at Loyds Neck irom Mr. Philip Smith Twelve Bushells ol Oats. 
/-. ^g "^ John Ireland. 

To Daniel VVier Esq'r, Com'y Gen'll New York. 



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4 APPENDIX. 

Huntington July 23d, 1780— Rec'd of Philip Smith for the use of Cap't White- 
heads Troop of Lt. Cragoons on his Majeoties Service two liu^hels ot Indian Corn 
and Eighteen Meals Victuals. £2 i6s. 

Cornelius Rapelye Q. M., Q. C. M. 

JOSEPH LEWIS. 
Dr. Corn'l Delancey To Joseph Lewis, By Order of Lieut. Potts, Q. M. 

1777- £ 

Kov. 22, 20 lbs. Nails at is. 6d i 

" 24, 29 boards by Isaac Stevens at 2S. . . . . . .2 

" 25, 24 ' " " " " 2 

*' '* 20 w Nails " " " IS. 6d. i 

" 29, 12 Plank by Jacobus Uole at 2s. 6d. . . • . I 

" " 4 li^s. of Nails by John Connes at is. 6d. .... 

♦' " 5 " by Lewis Antine at is. 6d. ..... 

Dec. 3, 3 " by Ja'c Uofe at is. 6d. 

10 14 o 
Huntington 12th May 1777 — I do Certify that the above Nails & boards were 
Delivered tor the u^e ot the Barracks 

Edw. Potts Qr. Ms. Gen. Delanceys 2d Batt. 
September 5, 1778 — This is to Certify that my Waggon Two Horses and Driver 
has been Employed transporting Provitions on Long island for the use of the 
Troops under the Command of Major Gen'll Tryon from the 2d of August 1778 
to the 4th of September following both Days included being Thirty lour Days. 
;^2o 8s. Joseph h. Lewis. 

George Dawson, Ast. Q. M. G. 
Huntington-Dec. the I4tn 1778 — This is to certify Mr. Lewis has supj^lied five 
horses belonging to the Lt. Inlantry with hay & Corn for two nights. £\. 

Will. Gore, Capt. 33d Light liuantry. 

J( )HN TUCK. 
Half Hollow Hills 7th October 1779— Rec'd of Mr. Jas. Oakerly a Small Hefifer 
weighs Two Hundred and Forty Eight pounds, for the use of the Sick of the 
Provincial Cavahy. _^i2 8s. John Tuck, Q. M. B. Legn. 

Banastie L't C'l Tarletou B. L. To the Commisary Gen. 

FOR ACCOUNT OF COM.MISARY. 
Jarvis Samuel, Jonathan Balden, Icabod Jarvi-, Gilbert Piatt, Joseph Lewis, 
Thomas Coukling, Ebenezer Hart, Thomas Hendricson, Jaramiah Rogers, 
Thomas Jarvis. 

I do hereby certify that the above named Por^ons did each furni-h a Waggon in 
Order to Carry the Sick of the Lt. Infantry from Huntington to Jamaica about the 
2oth of Octb. '80. £\z R. Aiiercromby Lt. Coll. 

SOL'N KETCHUM. 
Huntington May ye 15th 1777 — I do hereby Certify, that Mr. Solomon Ketcham 
has Furnished a waggon and two horses nineteen Days iinployed with the same in 
Carting of Provitions and Eight Days Carting of wood lor the third Batt. of 
Brig. Gen'll Delanceys Brigade. ;^i6 4s. 

Mich'l Houseal Q. M., 3 Batt. 
Huntington June 4th 1777 — Thf se Are to Certify that Solomon Ketcham has 
supplied the i losi^itle of the second and third Batt'n Gen'll Delanceys from the 
loth December 1776 with 64 quarts & 1-2 of Milk, & One Hundred & 124 i-2 
Quarts ot Cyder, round at 6d. is ^^4 14s. 3d. 

Certifyed by me Michael Houseal Q'r master 3d Batt. 
Huntington September 5th, 1780 — Rec'd of Solomon Ketcham Hay for forty 



APPENDIX. 5. 

one horses one n:s;Vit Vielongins; to the Or. Mr. G. De'r. £2 Is. 

To Samuel Clayton Dr. P"u:a^e. Walter Angus. 

^ AP.TJAII KETCH AM. 

Jericho March 8'h 1780 — Received of Abijaii Kctcham four Bushels of Oats for 
the use of tlie 2il liatt. Jersey Volunteers .Stationed at Jerico. ^i 8s. 

I. Colden Major. Ceo. Lambert Lieut. Act'n Or. Mr. 2 B. J. V. 

To George Brinley Esq., Coui'y of I'oiage at New York. 

NFHEMIAH WHITMAN. 
March 6th 1 781 — Received of Nchemiali Whitman five Bush'll of Oats for the 
Use of the 2d B_tt' n Jersey \'olunteers stationed at Jerico. £\ 15s. 

Geo. Lambert Lieut. Act. Qr. M. 2 B. J. V. 
To George Brinley Esq'r Com'y of Forage at New York. 

CAPT. WICKES. 
Ilnntiiigton August 24'.h 1 780— Received from Capt. Wickes of the Hvintington 
Malitia Foiy two & a half Pounds Pork for the use of a Detachment of the 
Queens Rangers. £z 2?. 6d Fra. Stephanson, Cap. Q. R. 

To Mr. George F'erres Ass. Com'y. 

DOCTER PLATT. 
Huntington 23d Dec'r 1778— Rec'd trom Mr. Docter Piatt 10 Bushels of Indian 
Corn for the Mounted Troup of Light Infantry. _;^5. 

by me Wm. Sperry Quarter Master. 
JACOBUS NOSTROM. 
Huntington Nov. 23d 1776— Received Ot Jacobus Nostrom one Blanket, of 
Peter Rewlin, two Do, of John Carmon One do, on his Majestys Servise. £\. 

Stn De Lance y Lieut Coll. 
ELIPHILET BRUSH. 
Huntington 12th May 1777— This is to Certify that the Bearer Eliphilet Brush 
lins been twelve Days Empluyd Rideing Provitions for Gen'il Delanceys 2d Batt'n. 
£^ 4s. Edw. Potts, Q. M. 

TIMOTHY CONKLING. 
Huntington 1st October 1782— I Certify that Timothy Conkli^g was Employed 
three Days with his Waggon and two Horses in removing one Family from Loyds 
Neck to Jamaica £\ i6s. 

B. Thomson Lt. Coll., Command'r Kings A. Dragoons. 
To Brook Watson Esq'r, Com'y Gen'il &c. &c. 
Loyds Neck May 25th 1782 — The^e are to Certify t'l at Timothy Conkling has 
been einplojed two days w ith his waggon and two Horses Viz. 24th & Twenty 
fifth May 1782 in removing Piovitions from Jamaica to this Post for the use of his 
Majestys Troops here. ^I 4s. Total £1. 

Peter Paumier Esq'r, Dp. Com'y. I. Upham Lt. Coll. <S:c. 

JONATHAN SCUDER. 
Huntington Nov'r ye 5th 1781 — Received of Jonathan Sender Twenty Eight 
Rations of Kngli-h Hay & five & a half Bushels of Corn for the use of Queens 
County Brigade Horses Now Employ'd Carting Forage for the Com'y General. 
£}). Isaac Youngs, Sup't Fr'e. 

To George Brinley Esq'r, Com'y of Foiage. 
ISAAC WOOD, 
nth Nov. 1776 — Received From l.-.aac Woid 16 Bushels.of Oats For the Use of 
the Queens Rey't of Light Dragoons, at 3s. i6d. is ^^2 i6,l. 3lbs. Biitter 3s. 
£2 19s. Per Thom. Hough Serg't. 

JOHN WHEELER. 
Huntington 6th April 1777 — This is to Certify that a waggon Two Horses & a 



6 APPENDIX. 

Driver belonj^ing to John Wheeler has been Employ'd Seven Days in Carting 
provitions & \Vood for Gen'U Delanceys 2 Batt. ^^4. 4s. 

Edw. Potts Q. M. 
SAMUEL LEWIS. 
April 4th 1777 — This is to Ceitity that a Waggon Two Horses & a Driver be- 
longing to Samuel l>e\vis has been live Days Employ'd in Transporting Llothing 
of Gen. De Lancey Brig'd to Huntington, /^t,. 

Edw. Potts Q. M., 2d Batt. 
December loth 1781 — I do certify that their has been Eight Horses belonging 
To the Queens County Brigades now Employ'd Carting Eurage ior the Conuni- 
sary General Has been Ration'd on English hay one night belonging to hain'll 
Lewis. 8s. Peter \Valters. 

To John Hewlett Sup't of Forage. 
Long Swamp loth Nov. 1781— I Do certify fourteen Cattle belonging to the 
Queens County Brigade Now Employed Carting forage for the Conuiusary General 
has been Rationed one Night on Sedg-e hay of Sam'U Lewises. 14s. 

John Hewlett, Sup't Forage. 
To George Brinley Esq., Commisary of Forage. 
Long Swamp ye ist of February 1782 — Received of Samuel Lewis Twenty Two 
Rations of Fresh Hay for The Use ol Queens County Brigade Horses iu,w Em- 
ploy'd Caning Forage for the Commissary Gen'll. ^.^i. 

Isaac Youngs, Sup't Forage. 
To George Brinley Esq'r, Commissary of Forage, iS:c. 
MALT BY BURTIS. 
28th Aug't 1778— Rec'd from Maltby Burtis torty Bushels ot Ch'r Coals lor the 
Use of the i6th or Queens Regiment of Light Dragoons, jf^. 

P. Cannon, Cornel cV Ad't, Q. B. L. D. 

Peage Esq'r, Barrack Master, N. York. 

November 22 h 82 — Received of Maltby Burtis Seven Bushels of Coals for the 
use of the Kings American Dragoons. 14s. 

Thomas Canby, Farrier K. D. 
DAVID RUSCO. 
Huntington 12th May 1777 — This is to Certify that a Waggon Two Horses Sc 
a Driver belonging to David Rusco has been Thirty Days Employed Ridemg Pro- 
visions for Gen. Delanceys 2d Batt. ^18. Edward Potts, Q. J\I. 

Loyds NeckFeb'y 16, 1782 — I Hereby Certify that David Rusco of Huntington 
has furnished a Waggon Horses and Driver to bring Provitions irom Jamaica 
to the Garrison of Loyds Neck for the Use of the Kings Troops stationed here 
being two Days Servise. ^^i 4s. 

I. Upham Lt. Col. Commandant. 
To Peter Paumier Esq'r, Deputy Com'y Gen'l. 
N. B. — the above Servise was performed on the 15 & 16 of Feb'y 1782. 
Huntington 6th Feb'r 1782 — I Certify Seventeen Horses belonging to the 
Queens County brigade now employ'd carting Forage for the Coui'y Gcn'il has 
been rationed one Night on Salt Hay of David Rusco's 17s. 

John Hewlett, Sup't Forage. 
To George Brinley Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 

JESPER KELLUM. 
East Woods Fer. 21st 1783 — This is to Cenii'y that Jcsper Killum Brought a 
Load of Baggage for the Corps of Guides & Pioneers from Long Swamp To East 
Woods Distance Six Miles, 12s. Jon. Willlams, Cap't Gu. & pi. 

Huntington 24th 1777. — I Do Certify that Mr. Kellem has been Six Days Im- 
ployed in Carting of wood to the Barrack. £^ 12s. 

by me Mich'l Houseal 
Q'r Master to the third Batt'n Gcn'l Delanceys Brigade. 



APPENDIX. 1 

EBENEZER KELLUM. 
Long Swamp 7tli Jan. 1782— Received of Enenezer Ke'liim Sixteen Rations oT 
Salt Hay for the Use of the (^Ui'eiii County Brigade Horses now Employed Carting^ 
Forai^e of the Com'y Geii'll. i6s. ' John HEWLETT, Sup't Forage. 

To George Briuley Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 

Long Swamp 9th December 1781 — I Certify Six Cattle belonging to Queens- 
County Brigade now emplny'd Carting Forage tor the Com'y General has been 
raiioii'd one nighi on Salt Hay of Ebeiiezer Kellums. 6s. 

John Hewlett Sup't Forrage. 
To George Brinley Esq'r, Commissary Forage. 

THOMAS KELLAM. 
February ye 20tli 1777 — RL-ceiv'd of Mr. Thomas Kellam one load of English 
hay weighing by Estimation Seven Hundred and fifty Weight for the use of the 
Commissary General. ^3. 

By JONATHAN Dix & David Sammis, Collectors of Forage. 
Mr. Chamier. 

Long Swamp th-^ 3(1 August 1770 — This is to Certify that I have Received front 
Thomas Kellum Ninety Six Sheaves of Oats for the use of One Troop of Light 
Dragoons on his Majestys Servise. £2 g-. 

Benj'm Tkedwell Q'r Master, H. L. D. Q. C. M. 

ROBFRT JARVIS. 
Long Swamp 28th Oct. 1782 --Received of R.)l)ert Jarvis one Bushel and one 
fourth of Corn and one Nights Rations of Salt Hay for four Cattle belonging to 
the Queens County Brigades now Emp'd Carting Forage for the Com'y Gen'll 
i6s. 6d. John Hewlett Sup't Forage. 

To George Brinley Esq'r, Corn'y Forage. 
Long Swamp 19th Feb'r 1782 — Received of Robert Jarvis Nineteen Rations of 
Salt Hay for the Queens County Brigades now Fmp'd Carting Forage for the 
Com'y Gen'll. 19s. JoHN HULETT Sup't Forage. 

To George Banley, Esq'r Com'y Forage. 
Deceml)er 14th 1776 — Received of Robeit Jarvis a 1-2 Ton of Hay for the use 
of the Royal Ariilry. £\. by Joshua Mills Waggon Master. 

By Order of (jen'll Cleaveland. 

WILLIAM JOHNSON. 
Lloyds Neck Dec'r nth 1781— Received of Mr. William Johnson Five hundred 
Two Quarters of English Hay for use ol Barrack Department. £1 4^. 

Ja's Nixon As't to B. M. 
George Brinley, Esq'r, Comm'y Forage New York. 
Loyds Neck lo!h May 1782 — These Cer'ify that William Johnson wiih his 
Waggon and iwo Horses have been emp'd Two Days on 9th loth Instant May in 
transporting Provitions frjm Jamaica to this Piacc for the us^; of his Majestys. 
Troo)i^ he-e. £\ 4s. J. Upham L. Coll. 

To Peter Paumier Esq'r, Deputy Com'y Gen'll. 
SILAS SAMMIS. 
Huntington 12th Miy 1777 — This is to Certify That Silas Sammis has been 
twelve Days Rideiiig Wood & Pro^'iiions for Gen'l Delanceys 2 Batt'n. ^7. 4s, 

Edw. Potts Q. M. 
26t'a Feb'y 1783 — Received from Mr. Silas Sammis two hundred and fifty Two- 
Pounds of engiish H ly for the use of A Djtachment of the i7Lh Dragoons That 
were escorting provitions waggons lo Loyds Neck. £\. 

D. Lawler Q. Master 17 Dragoons. 
To Mr. Samuel Clayton A. C. of Forage Hamp'st. 



:S APPENDIX. 

SEI.AH SAMMIS. 
April 4th 1777 — This is to Certify that a Waggon Two Horses and Driver be- 
-longing to Selah Sammis has been Euiployed Five Days in Transporting the 
•Cioathmg of Gen'i Delanceys Brig to lluiuington. £^ 9s. 

Edw. Potts, Q. M'r 2 Batt. 
JEREMIAFI SAMMIS. 
Long Swamp 22 Jan'r 1782 — Receivcci ot Jeremiah Sammis Nine Rations of Salt 
Hay for the (Queens County Brigade? Ilarses now Employ'd Carting forage for 
the Com'y Gen'il. 9s. JOHN Hulet, Siip't of Forage. 

To George Brinley Esq'r, Com'y Forrage. 

STEPHEN KETCHAM. 
Received at Huntington on Long Island the 9th ot November 1776 One Wag- 
gon Load of Sheaf Oats for the Use of the Q)ueens Light Dragoons. Supplyed by 
Stephen Ketcham, ^4. \V. H. Talbot L't Queen L't Dragoons. 

STEPHEN JOHN KETC HAMS & SON 

CARTING BILL. 

From the 6th of December 1776 untiH the loth of May 1777, as follows, viz : 
Huntington May ye 13th 1777 — 6 O.t Loads of fire wood o wliich 3 A Days 
work for the us ■ of the 2d Batt., i for the Guard House, 4 lor the Hospital, 2 tor 
the Piquet Guard 13 Loads at 4s. per load, jTi I2s. 

I do Certify that Stephen Ketcham as Bro Tlurteen Loads as above. 

Euw'd Potts Q. M., 2 Batt. G. Delanceys Brig. 
N. B. — Carted with an Ox Team. 

STEPHEN KETCHAMS 

CARTING BILL. 

From the 6th of December 1776 Until the loth of May 1777, as follows viz : 
Huntington May ye 13th 1777 —45 Ox Loads of fire Wood 3 of which a Days 
work and ig Siead Loads 4 ot which One Day- work for tht^ U;-e of the thiid 
Battallion. ^11 17s. Certifycd by me Mich'l Houseal Q. Master, 

3d Batt Geu'U Delanceys B igade. 

Huntington 2ist Jan'y 1783- -Received from Stephen Ketcham fideen Rations 
■ of Hay for the Use of the 17th Reg't L't Dragoons. 15s. 

Jos. Gardner Q. M., 17 Reg't L't Dragoons. 
JOHN KETCHAM. 
Huntington June i6th 1780— Received of John Ketcham Pasture for Sixteen 
Horses one Night belonging to the Quaiter Master Generals Dep;irtment which 
had been on Command to Loyds Neck from New York with .Milhtary Stores. 8s. 

Samuel Grant Cond'r. 
To Cap't Savage Deputy Quarter Master General at Brooklyn. 
Huntington July 31st 1780— Received from John Ketcham Rations for fourteen 
liorses one Day belonging to Cap't Hewlett, Troop of Queens County Militia. 
£1 8s. Stephen Hewlett Capt. Q. C. M. 

Huntington 31st August 1780 — Received from John Ketcham forty Nine pound's 
of Hay lor the use of Seven Horses of the 17th L't Dragoons. 3s. 6d. 

Edm'd Cambridge Seg't 17th L't Dragoons. 
JACOB KETCH. A MS. 
West Hills 27th December 1781 -I C-rtify Twenty Horses belonging to the 
Queens County Brigades now Employed Carting forrage for the Coir.'y Gen'U has 
.been rationed one Night Salt Hay of Jacob Ketchams. 21s. 

John Hewlett Sup't Forage. 
To George Brinley Esq'r, Commis'y Forage. 

MICAH HART & ZOPHAR ROGERS. 
Loyds Neck Apiil 26th 1782— I Hereby Certify that Micah Hart & Zophar Rog- 



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twenty Sixth Days ot April Instant. £2 8.. ^ UphaM L't Co'U &c. 

To Peter Paumier Esq'r, D. Com'y Gen'Il. 

ANANIAS CARLL. 
T 1 M^rl- Mirrh i6th 1782-These Certify that Ananias Carll has been ein- 

'Peicr Paumier Esq'r, D. C. Gen'U. 

TIMOTHY SCUDDER. ^. , ^ , • ^. „f 

T lin M-irch i^thl78-,-Received Irom Timothy Scudder Six hundred weight ot 
Hay lo. the use Ota Detachment of the Kmgs American Dragoons escortmg Gen- 
erals Birch &Abercrombte. ^£^8..^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ Command's ye Detachment. 

ANANIAS CONKLING. „ , o i«.-.^ f^ 

Here weekly u.,Ull funher Orders. Ct-^^^^^^ CoNKLINC, Cap't S. C. Mi'.tia. 
TM.CerUfys.j,aHheaWeA„a,,iasC,,n.,.j^^ 

TESSE SMITH. ^ , , r r- r 

the Commisary C^en 11. lo?. r t.- „ 

To Geor>'e Brinley Esq'r, Commisary of lorage. 
ISAAC SCIDMORE. 

^" ^" ZEBULON SMITH. 

, 1VT 1 nr V, o^ti, '«7 Phis is to Certify that Zebulon Smith with his 

estys Troops at this Post, ^i 4S- ^ Upham L't Col. V. N. E. 

To Peter Paumier Esq'r, Deputy C. Gen'Il, 

JOSEPH IRELAND. , ^ 1 ^ v \...r. 

Mnntin^ton 8th March 1777-I do hearby Certify that Joseph Ire and has been 

prDry!'r4t^ i.. c^^rj^™? ,fij!^^:TBirGl;Xe,",c'^;tSt.f ^- 

WHITED GILDERSLEEVE. 
LloyCNecU W >st..78^-The.e Cer.ify ,l,a, Whr.ed Gi.de.leeve has l«e„ 

g;;i7;-r».j:::sSXia- £B.e^ ..|; 

estys Troops here, ^i 4s- , _ ,,, 

Brook Watson Esq'r, Com'y Gen II. 

JACOB BRUSH. t 1 m 

Huntington 19th March 1777-1 do Certify that Jacob Brush has been Imploy i 
Five Days & a hall in Cartu^Jv,K,d^^^^^ 6.^ ^ ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^^^,^ ^^.^^^^^ 



lO APPENDIX. 

SAM'IX BRUSH. 
Huntington 7th April 1777 — This is to Certify that Sani'Il Brushs Team has 
been One Day Employed Rideing wood for Gen'il Delanceys 2 Batt. 12s. 

Edw. Potts Q. M. 
RICHARD CONKLING. 
August 3d 1782 — Rec'd or Ricliard Cnnkling one dnys Forage of Hay and 
Oati) lor Nine Horses belonging to the Kings Americnn Dragoons. l8s. 

Sim Jones Lieut., Kings American Dragoons. 
DAVID SMITH. 
Huntington March 24th 1777 — I do certify that David Smitli has been Employ'd 
Six Days in Carting of wood to the B rrack. £;^ 12s. 

By me Mich'll Houseal Q'master to 3d Batt. G. Dclancey Brig'e. 
Loyds Ne.k i8:h January 1780 --These are to Certify that David Smith with 
sled and Two Horses was Employed three Days in Transporting Hay from the 
Magazine at Coram to Loyds Neck for the use of the Troops Continued there. 
j^i i6s. John Bowen Cap't P'r W's Am'r Reg't, Rich'd HevvleitL. C. 

DAVID SMITH. 
Long Swamp 9th December 1781— I do Certify twelve Cattle belonging to 
<^ueens County Brigade now Employed Carting Forage tor the Commissary Gen'l 
has been Rationed one Night on Salt Hay of David Smiths. 12s. 

John Hewlett Sup't Forage. 
To George Brmley Esq. C -m'y F irage. 

EZACARIGH RODGERS. 
Half PIollow Hills 21st Nov. 1776— Rec'd of Ezacarigh Rogers one Blanket. 
l6s. Per Order John Dougherty Serg't. 

RICHARD CONKLING. 
Cold Spring Nov'r 12th 1781 — Rec'd of Richaid Conkling Fourteen Rations of 
Hay for the use of Queens County Brigade Horses Now Employ'd Carting Forage 
for the Com'y Gen'il. 14s. Isaac Youngs Sup't I't Forage. 

To George Briniey Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 

JESSE ROGERS. 
January ye 7th 1777 — Rec'd of Mr. Jesse Rogers one Load of English Hay 
Weighing by Estimation Eight Hundred weight for the use of the Commissary 
General. ;^3 4s. By Jonathan Di.k and David Sammis 

Mr. Chemier. Collectoi s of Forage. 

JACAMIAH BRUSH AND NATHAN VALENTINE. 
Loyds Neck April 7th 1782— I Certify that Jacamiah Brush and Nathan Valen- 
tine with two waggons & four Horses were employed on the fiftli and Sixth of 
April 1782 in removeing Provitions from Jamaica to Loyds Neck for the use of the 
Kings Troops. ;,^2 8s. J. Upham, L't Coll. Commandant. 

To Peter Paumier Esq'r, Deputy Com'y Gen'il. 
JOHN OAKLEY. 
Loyds Neck nth December 1781 — Rec'd of John Oakley, Eight hundred w't 
■of Salt huy for the use of Barrack Department. £l I2s. 

Jas. Nixon As't to B. M. 
To George Briniey Esq'r, Com'y Forage. 

JOHN OAKLEY. 
Huntington 10 Feb'r '80 — Rec'd of John Oakley Thirty Seven Rations of Oats 
for the u-e of the Queens Ranger Hussars Commencing and Ending this Day. 
j^3 IDS. Troop— Horses 37, Day i. Rations 37. 37 Rations or Ten Bushels. 

John McGill Q. M., Q. R. Hussars. 
Jerusalem 27th Dec'mb 1779 — Recieved of M'r John Oakley One T.m one 
Hundred of Fresh Hay for which Abijah Willard Esq'r Commissary of Cattle will 
J>ay. ;^8 8s. I. Jackson. 



APPENDIX. II 

JACAMIAII BRUSH. 
West Hills 24th August 1781 — Received oljacamiah Brush Twenty two Sheep 
belonginjf To<joverment put upon him to Pasture 2d of July Last by Cap't Young 
at I penny per day. /^4. 8s. 4d. Enos Stevens. 

JOHN ROGERS. 
Huntington I2lh April 1777— This is to Certify that a Waggon two Horses and 
a Driver belonging to John Rogers J un'r has been one Day Employed Rideing 
provitioiis for Gen '11 Delanceys 2 Batt. I2s. Euw. PoTTS Q. M. 

Iluntingti.n November 2lst 1776 — Rec'd of John Rogers 2 Blankets for his 
Majesty s bervise. ;^i 12s. St'n Delancey Lieut Coll. 

JESSEE SAMMIS. 
West Neck 27th Aug't 1780— This Certifyes that the Bearer Jessee Sammis as 
Issuid for the use of the Quarter Master Geti'll Horses Detachd to the first & 2d 
Batt'n Light Inlantry Eight Bushels of Oats. ^2 i6s. 

Tho's Fier Q'r M'r 2 Infantry. 

JESPERD CARROL. 
Huntington 24th March 1777 — I do Certify that Jesperd Carrol has been one 
Day Imploy'd in Carting of \Vood to the Barrack. 12s. 

by me Mich'll Houseal Q. Master to ye third Batt. Gen'U Delanceys Brig. 

ISREAL KERLE. 
l8th Fcb'y 1782 — Receiv'd from Mr. Irseal Kcrle Six hundred weight of Salt 
hay into his Majestys Magazine at hempstead. _^i 4s. J. Jarvis, A. C. F. 

To George Brinley Esq'r, Com'y of Forage. 

RUBING ROFFTT. 
March 12th 1777 — Rubing RolTtt to Carting wood 5 Days work to the Barrack 
for Mr. Potts Quarter Master. £2- Summoned By Thomas Jeacock. 

N. B. — for Gen'U Delanceys Reg't. 

PLATT VAIL. 
Huntington Dec. 2d 1777— You are hereby Ordered to deliver a Drum now in 
your possesion To the Bearer and Apply to me for the payment for it. 

St'n DeLancey L't Coll. 
N. B. — deliver'd to the bearer Peter Priar value ;/^3 as on the Back of Receipt 
Attested to before Zuphar Piatt Justice. Being tne Property of Piatt Vail. 

PHILIP SMITH & EBENEZER HARTT. 
Jerico ye 5th March 1780— These Certify that Philip Smith & Ebenezer Hartt 
their waggons & Horses was Employ'd One Day by the 2d Batt'n Jersey Volun- 
teers m Collecting Forage tor the said Batt'n on Long Island, ^i 4s. 

George Lambert Lieut. Art'y Q. M. 2d B. J. V. 
To George Brinley Esq'r Com'y of Forage at New York. John Antilly first 
Major 2 Batt'n N. I. Vol'n. 

JOHN HENDRICKSON. 
Loyds Neck March 5th 1782 — I hereby certify that John Hendrickson of Hun- 
tington was employ'd with his waggon & Horses four Days from the first of 
March 1782 in removeing Provirions from Jamaica to Loyds Neck for the use of 
his Majestys Troops at the last Place. £2 8s. J. Upham L't Coll. 

To Peter Paumier Esq'r, D. Com'y Gen'U. 

MOSES WICKES. 
December nth 1781 — I do Certify that their has been 13 Horses belonging To 
th*^ Queens County brigade now Employed Carting Forage for the Commesary 
General Has been rationed on English Hay One Night belonging to Moses 
Wickes. 13s. Peter Waters. 

To John Hulet, Sup't Forage. 



12 APPENDIX. 

AMOS SMITH. 
Received 5th March 1780 of Amos Smith Six Uushels of Oats for the use of the 
Second Batt'ii Jersey Vohinte2rs at Jerico. £2 2s. 

Geo. Lambert Lieut. Ac'tg Q'r M. 2 Batt. J. V. 
To George Brinley Esq'r, Commissary of Forage at Now York. John Antill 
first Major 2d Batt. New Jersey Vohit. 

JOHN JARVIS. 
Huntington 25th October 1782— Rec'd of John Jarvis Two Hundred and twenty 
four Pounds of Fresh Hay for the use of the Kings American iJiagoons. i6s. 

JuiiiN' Cutler D. C. F. 
To Brook Watson Esq'r, Commissary General. 
Jamaica ye 23d S -ptember 1780 — 1 do hereby Certify that Eiiphilet Sammis's 
four Ox team, and Ezekic-l Conkhngs, Jeremiah Woods, Stephen Brooks, and 
Joseph Wickes, Nathaniel Williams, and Nathan Piatts, wagons were employ 'd Two 
days carrying the Sick of the second Batt Light Infantry from Huntington to Ja- 
maica. ^8 i6s. Tho's Armstrong Major comm'd 2 B. L. 1. 
ZOPHAR PLATT. 
Jamaica ye 23d September 1780— I hereby Certify that two four Ox teams of 
Zophar Piatts Ksq'r were employed two days in Carrying the Sick of the 
2 Batt'n L. Infantry from Huntington to Jamaica. £^\ 4s. 

Tho's Armstrong Major com'd 2 B. L- Inft. 
FOSTER NONTRAING. 
August 8tli 1780 — I Do Certify that Foster Nontraing has supplied the Queens 
Rangers with Twenty Horses in Carrying Baggage &c. for the Use of the Reg't. 
Robert Gardner Q'r Master Serg't Queens Rangers. 
JONaS WILLIAMS. 
Huntington loth June 1783- -I Do Certify that I Delivered an Account and 
Rec't for Twenty one Days Waggon Hn-e Duejoijas Williams Esq'r tor Cai ting 
Wood and Provitions for the 2d Bdt'n Gen'l Dclanceys from December 1776 to 
April 1777 To the Boaid Appointed to Examine into Acc'ts due the Inhabitants 
from Government. ^'12 I2s. E. PoTTS L't <^)ueens Rangers. 

AMOS SOPER. 
Huntington ye 8th Decm'br 1781 — Rec'd gf Aiims Soper Thirty Eight Rations 
of English Hay lor the nse of Queens County Brigade Horses Now Employed 
Carting Forage for the Commisary General. J^i i8s. 

IsAAS Youngs Sup't Forage. 
To George Brinley Esq'r Commisary Forage. 
Dicks Hills ye ^th Jan'y 1782— Rec'd of Amos Soper Twenty five Rations of 
Salt Hay lor the use of the Queens County Brigade Horses now employ'd Carting 
Forage for the Com'y Geh'll. ^^i 5s. John Hewlett Supt'iu Forage. 

To George Brinley Esq'r Commisary of Forage. 

THOMAS CONKLING. 
Huntington May 15th A. D. 1777 —I do Certily that Mr. Thomas Conklinghas 
furnished a Waggon and Two Horses Eight Days for Carting of Provisioris, and 
Eight Days fair Carting of Wood for the 3d Battalian of Brigadier Genoal De- 
Jancys Briggade. £() 12s. Mich'l Houseal Q'r M'r 3d Batt'n. 

ZOPHAR PLATT. 
Camp Huntingtcn Augus 2d 1778 —This is to Certify that Zophar Piatt Esq'r 
has provided one Cord of Wood for the use of B'r Gen'll Delanceys ist Batt'n. 
£1 I2s. N. Rogers Q)'r Master ist Batt. B. G. D. B. 

PLATT CARLE. 
Jmuary ye 7th 1777— Rec'd of Mr. Piatt Carll Five Hundred Weight of English- 
Hay for the use of the Comm'y Gen'll. £2 

Mr. Chamier by Jon'a Dix Collector of Forage. 



APPENDIX. 13 

PLATT CARLL. 

Jany. loth 1777 — Rec'd of Mr. Piatt Carll three Hundre J weight of Englisb 
Hay tor the use ot the Commisary Geii'll. £1 4s. 

per Jon 'a Dix Collector of Forage. 
Dicks Hills ye loth May 1781— Rec'd from PlattCarll Oats for one ot tlisi r)uarta' 
Master General, and tive of the Seventeenth of Dragoons, Horses, iJeta..tched 
with me On his Majestys Service. 6s. 

John Wormington Q'r M. G. Depart'mt. 
To Mr. Cutler Com'y Gen'll &c. &c. Fosters Meadow. 
Dick Hills 22d Jan'y 1782— Rec'd of Piatt Carl, ten Rations of Top stalks for 
the Queens County Brigade Horses now emp'd Carting Forage For the Com'y 
Gen'll. los. John Hewlett Sup't Forage. 

To George Brinley Esq'r Com'y Forage. 
July 13th 1782 — Rec'd of Piatt Carll one Days Rations of Fresh Hay and om 
Peck of Oats for the 6 Horses belonging to the Kings American Dragoons. 7s, 

1. Lpham Major Ki!igs American Dragoons- 
July ye 15th 1782 — From Piatt Carll, Horses to Hay 4s. 6d., Oats 18 Quarts gs^ 
6 Dinners, 2s. 6d., 15s., Grog 3s. 4d. ^^i us. lod. 

Rec'd lor the use of the Kmgs American Dragoons the Above Mentioned Ar- 
ticles. Nicholas Spink Corp'l. 

Loyds Neck June ?st 1782 — These Certify That Piatt Carl' has bjcn cmploy'd 
Two Days Viz.: the 2ist May & 1st June 1782 with his Waggon and Horses in 
removeing Provitions from Jamaica to this Place for the use of his Majestys Troops 
here. ;^i 4s. Tho's Cutler Cap't V. N. E 

Brook Watson Esq'r Com'y Gen'll. 
Dicks Hills ye gth February 1783 — Rec'd of Piatt Carll three Bushells of Cats 
for the use of a Detachment belonging to the Kings A. Dragoons. _^i is. 
To Mr. Wicr Com'y at Huntington. John Cutler D. C. F, 

MICH 'LL BEADLE. 
I Do Certify that a Waggon two Horses the Property of Mich'll Beadle were 
twelve Days employed in drawing Provitions for the 2d Batt'n Gen'll Delanceya 
between December 1776 and 1777. £j 4s. 

E. Potts L't & Q. M. 2d Delanceys. 
JONAH CONKLING. 
This is to Certify that Jonah Conklini^s waggon and two Horses were Employ'd 
in Transporting Provitions for the Kings American Reg'- from West Neck tO 
Smith Town Agreable to Gen'll Orders. ;^i 4s. 

Given under my Hand at Smith Town ye 15th August 1780, 

Jam's Grant Major K. A. R, 
EZEKIEL CONKLING. 
To Mr. Ezekiel Conkling Constable of Huntington you are hereby required tO 
Notify Mr. Joseph Bunce and Mr. Isaac Sjidmore to remove their respective Ves- 
sels to tiie Dock in Huntington ILrbour by the morning Tide. 

Given at Huntington the 4th October 1776. Sam'll Birch L't CoIU 

N. B — on the H lek ol the above order said Vessels to be under the Care of 
Cap't Greme of the King Fisher. 

JOSEPH HIGBEE AND JOSEPH BUNCE. 
Rec'd October 17th 1776 From on board tw.iSloups the Seaflower, andCharlottB 
Joseph Higbee and Joseph Bunce Marstrs one Hundred & Sixty Ca<ks Oyl which 
was put in .Store For the Quarter Master Gen'll Jn'o .\1'c Ali'INE. 

Government Dr. For Carryage of said Oyl from Huntington to New York 



14 APPENDIX. 

JOSEPH HIGBEE. 
Rcc'dOctoDcr 17th 1776 from un board the Sloop Seaflower Joseph Higbee Mas'r 
Twenty Hot^shead of Meilasses Leaky and in Bad order on A.co't of Cull William 
Sheriff Q'r Mas'r General. Jn'o Fegane. 

Govermeut Dr. For the Carryage of said Meilasses from Huntington to new 
York. ^8. 

JOHN BUNCE. 
Huntington 30th Decem'r '79— Rec'd oi John Bunce Twenty five Bushels of In- 
dian Corn and thirty Bushels of Oats as he says : taken for the Use of the Q'r 
M'r General Department which George Brinly Esq'r will pay for by ord. of his 
Excellency Gen'l Leeland. ^23. John Cutler. 

- New York ist July 1780 — i do Certify the within mentioned Forage was taken 
and Lodg'd at the Commissary Gen'l Magazine at Huntington. 

Thos. GiLFiLLANE A. D'y Q. M'r Gen. 
Nov. 1779— Augustin bryan attested before Esq'r Piatt that Majcjr Giifillin took 
from him 40 Bushel Oats, £1^, 23 Bushels Corn to the best of his Gudg't at los; 
is ;^ii los. am'ts to £2^ 10. 

BENJAMIN GILDERSI, EVE. 
Huntington 30th Dec'r '79— Rec'd oi Benjamin Giidersleve forty Bushels of In- 
dian Coi n and fifteen Bushel of Oats as he says : taken for the Use ol the Q'r 
M'r. Gen'l Department which George Brinley Esq'r will pay for by ord'r of his 
Excellency Genl. Leeland. £2^ 5s. John Cutler. 

AUGUSTINE RYAN. 
Huntington 30th Dec'r '79 — Receivd of Augustin Bryant Forty Bushels of Oats 
and Twenty three Bushels of Indian Corn as he says: taken for the use of the Q'r 
M'r Genl. Department which George Brinly Esq'r will pay for by ord'r of his Ex- 
cellency Gen'l LeeJand. ^25 los. John Cutler. 
MELANCTHON BRYANT. 
Huntington 30th Decm'r '79— Reed, of Melankthon Bryant Twenty Eight 
Bushels of Oats a? he says : taken for the Use of the Q)'r M'r Genl. which George 
Brinley Esqr. will pay lor by ordr. of his Excellency Genl. Leeland. jfg i6s. 

John Cutler. 
J NO. BUNCE. 
New York July Ist 1780 — 30 Bushels of Oats ^10 los. and 25 Bushels of Corn 
^12 los. ^^23. 

I do Certily that the above mentioned forage was taken to the Commissary 
Gen'l Magazine at Huntington from Near Crab Meadow. 

Thos. Gilfillane A. D'y Q'r M. 

B. GILDERSLEVE. 
New Y'ork 1st July 1780 — Attested to before Esq. Piatt that Major Giifillin took 
from Benjamin Gildei sieve fitteen Bushels of Oats & 40 Bushels Corn to the best of 
hisjudgm't. Am'ts to ^25 5s. 

I do Certify that the above mentioned forage was taken and Lodg'd in the Com- 
mifcsary Genl's Magazine at Huntington 'V. Gilfillin A. D'y Q. M'r Gen'l. 
NATHANIEL HARRISON. 
This is to Certify that Nathaniel Harrison has been Employed with his waggon 
and Horses 6 Days in Carting Baggage from humirgton to the Narrows for the 
Use of my Company Given und'r my hand this 12th Jan'y 1777. ^3 12s. 

Edward Ellison Capt. in 3d B. G. Ddancey's Brigade. 
This Certifies that Joseph Ireland, Nathaniel Harrison, Jacomiah Brush, Zo- 
phor Brush & Joseph Lewis, with three Waggons and Hordes & Ebenczer Conk- 
lins Horses Horses and Waggon have been in the Service of Queens rangers 6 
Days from the 21st to the 26th August 1780 Inclusive. ,^^14 8d. 

Eras. Stephensen Cap'n Q's R's. 



APPENDIX. 15 

NATHANIEL HARRISON. 

Huntington ye 8th March IJTJ —I do hereby Certify that a Waggon & two 
HursTS and Driver belonging to Natlianiel Harrison has been Eleven Days Em- 
ployed in Carting provisions & wood for the Use of the Department at this 
Post. £6 I2S. Edward Potts Q. M., 

2d Batt. Genl. Delancey's Brigade. 
ISAAC PIOYT. 
Rec'd October the 20 1782 of Mr. Isaac Hoyt four hundred and forty pounds 
of Fre>h Beef for the Use of H. M. Ship Carysfort to be paid at the rate of is. 
2d. New York Currency per lb. ^25 13s. 4d. 

NuRGUHAST Purser. 
To Henry Davies Esquire Agent for victualling His Majestys Ships in North 
America. Please to pay the within Contents. Isaac Hoyt. 

SAM'LL OAKLEY 
Rec'd 5th March 1780 of Sam'll Oakley Ten Bnshell of Corn Twelve Bushells 
of Oats three Hundied Weight Fresh Hay and two Hundred and hfty W't of 
Plain Hay for the use ot the 2d Batt'n Jersey Volunteers Stationed at Jeiico. 

George Lambert Lieut. Act. Q.'r M'r 2 B. J. V. 
I. Colden Q'r Major Com'y. 

To George Brinley Esq'r Com'y of Forage at New York. 



CLAIMS FOR PROPERTY TAKEN OR DESTROYED AND NO RECEIPTS 

GIVEN. 

Huntington July 3d A. D. 1783. — I do hereby Certify that every Person men- 
tion'd in this Book has made out their accounts as this against Government; or 
against Officers of the Several Departments in the British Army & has Personally 
Appear'd before me and made Oath that their Several Accounts Contains the 
Truth. ZoPHAR Platt Justice. 

Sept. 1st 1776 — Ten Head of Cattle Drove to newtown on Long Island Agre- 
ab e to Sir William Erskins Proclamation for the use of his Majestys Troops which 
Cattle were received by the (Quarter master General then Present which said Cat- 
tle waa Judged to Weigh Thirty Seven Hundred and being the Property of Platt 
Brush, Jacob Conkhng, Zebulon Ketcham, Alexander Conkling. Amounts to 
^^77 IS. 8d. 

ZEBULON KETCHAM. 

Nov'r 1778 — Quarter Master Nicol of ye 17th Light Dragoons Took from Zeb- 
ulon Ketcham thirty Seven Shock of Sheaf Oats at 7s. per Shock ;,^I2 19s. 
JACOB CONKLING. 

May 1777 — Major Campeli Dr. to Jacob Conkling for one Horse taken and 
never returned ;^I5. 

ALEXANDER CONKLlNG. 

Nov'r 1778— Q'r Master NicoU of the 17th Light Dragoons Dr. to Alexander 
Conkling fur Fifteen Shock ot Sheaf Oals yeiiding one Bushel per Shock at 7s. 

April 1780 — John Cutler Collector of Forage Dr. to Alexander Conkling for one 
Brigade Waggon Load of Salt Hay Weighing Estimated 12 Cw't at 4s per Cwt. 

;^2 8S. 

MICAH. HART. /; d. s. 

Nov'r 1776 — Dr. to Micah Hartt as followeth : By Major Men- 
zies of Gen'U Delanceys Reg't one Horse and Waggon which was 
kept five months at 6s. per day 45 

1777 Taken by Major Campbell One Horse & Driver 6 Days i 16 



l6 APPENDIX. 

1778 Also one Horse taken into his Majestys Servise by orders £ s. 

of Governor Tryon twenty one Days at 3s. 3 3 

Also kept one of Governor Tryous Horses twenty one Days 

with Forage & one peck of Oats Each Day 3 17 

1778 Taken into his Majestys Servise by Major Gwin one Wag- 
gon Hor:?es and Driver detain'd Twelve Days at 12s. 7 4 

One Horsr taken aud kept Eleaven Days By Coll. Ludlow at 
3s. I 13 

TIMOTHY SMITH. 

October 1776— Dr. to Timothy Sniitli as foloweth: By Major 
Menzies of Geii'll Delanceys Reg't two Horses taken and kept 
Sixty Days at 3s. 6 

Also a Saddle never retiirn'd 2 

Taken into his Majestys Servise by Major Campell one Horse 
kept twelve Months at 3s. 54 

Also one Driver with said Horse Six Days 3s. iS 

ABIJAH KETCHAM. 

December ye 20th 1779 -Joseph Fox overseer of the Black- 
smiths took from Aliijah Ketchain Hay and Oats for ten Dragoon 
Horses belonging to ye 17th Reg't valued at 3 

GILBERT WTCKES. 

1777 — One Horse taken by Capt. '.Voolley of G. D. R. from 
Gilbert Wickes and put into the Kings Servise and never Re- 
tuni'd which Cost 13 Pounds 13 

1 781 ye 20 May— My Waggon an I Horses Brest by Lieut. 
Clowes ol Gen'll Delanceys Reg't to Carry a Load of Forage 
from Smith Town to Loyds Neck being 20 Miles I 4 

PLATT VAIL. 

1779 20th April — Delivered by Order of Jnhn Cutler (to go to 
Oyster bay) Fifteen Hutid>-ed weight of Fresh Hay at 8s. 6 

1777 17th February — Taken into his Majestys Servise by one 
Cap'lDix Collector of Forage one Horse which was Kiept three 
Hundred and Eighty Seven Days the Property of Piatt Vail at 
■3s. . 58 1 

1776 Derem'r — i Coverlid taken by Cap'n Ellison of Delan- 
ceys 3d Battallion 2 

HENRY SMITH. 

1776 ye 6th October— Taken Irom Henry Smith by Micah and 
William Burr's two Horses Judged to be worth Forty Pounds they 

said by Order of Coll. Burch 40 

Also on said Day a Heland Seg't took one stone Horse saddle 

and Bridk- he said by Orders of Coll. Birch of 17th L't Dragoons 

Valued at 60 

Also taken by a Heland Serg't he said by orders of Coll. Birch 

one Pair of Fatt Oxjn Value at 6D per lb. 35 

1777 April — One Waggon and furniture taken by Serg't 
Daily by Order of Quarter Master Potts of the 2d Batt'n of Gen'll 
Delanceys Valued at 14 

1779 Feb'ry— Carting Cider Presses from Huntington to 
Sagg Harbour by Command of Sir William Ershine Ordered by 
one Dix Gone 8 Days at 12s. per D-ay 4 16 



APPENDIX. ^7 

1780 March ye 25-Taken from Henry Smith by Capt Youngs £ s. d. 
of the Melitia Horse and Forage Master of SutfolK County Four 
Hundred Weight of Enghsh Hay at 8s. per Cvvt. 

1780 Decemb'r -Carting Forage for the MagazeeneatHun- 
tingion 26 Days by Order of Gen'll Leiand at i6s. per Day 20 

4 Days Carting for B. G. Delanceys ist Batt. when in Hun- ^ ^ 

tington at 12s. per Day 

JAMES HUBBS. 
1778 Nov'r-Quarter Master NicoUs of ye 17th Dragoons To a 
wag on and Horses he took and never rcturn'd valued at loo 

1777 November-Taken by Coll. Cruger one waggon & Horses 
with Di iver 10 Carry Baggage from Huntington to Jamaica Gone 
two Days at 12s. per Day belonging to James Hubbs 4 

SILAS MUNCY. 
1777 Nov'r-Takcn from Silas Muncy Eight Hundred weight 
of Fresh Hay By John Cutler Deputy Com'y of Forage 3 4 

also One Waggon Load of Sheaf Oats Judged to be fourteen ^ ^^ 
Bushells 

I77Q Oct'br i4th-Taken trom Silas Muncey two waggon Loads 
of Ficsh Hay Judged to be Eight Hundred by Q'r Master Nicohs 
of ye 17th Dragoons ^ 

REUBEN SAMMIS. 
j-^_i g 15th Nov'r— Taken Irom Reuben Sammis by John 
Cutler Eight Hundred weight of Fresh hay 3 4 

and one Bushell of Oats and four Horses 7 

one Night on Fresh Hay 

JACOB DOW. 
1776 Sep't 7th— Taken from Jacob Dow by William Spaits who 
took Horses for the use of the Army at that time one waggon and 
Horses Horses Detain'd 17 Days the Waggon never return d 
Valwed at 8 pounds & Labour of Horses is 

ABEL W^OOD. 

1776 ye 7th September-By Isaac Smith who took Horses for 

the u-e ot the Brittish Army one Waggon and Gears Value 13 

1780 ye 6lh of Feb'ry-By William Burrs Four Hundred w't 
of Salt Hay for the use of the Kmgs Cattle 

NEHEMIAH BRUSH. 

1777 lune ah-Taken from Nehemiah Brush one Horse for his 
Majesty. Servise by Major Campell which was never paid tor 
Valued at 

JESSE KETCHAM. 
1776 N^v'r 5th-Takenfrom Jesse Ketcham by Cap't Wooley of 
Gen'll Delanceys Reg't for his Maje.tys Seivise one Mare Valued 

at 

JAMES HILL. 
1776 ve 4th Sep'tr— Taken from James Hill by John Dunbar one 
Hor4 and Kept in his Majcstys Servise Ten Months without Pay 
the Horse never return'd Valued at twt-lve Pounds 

ZOPHAR KETCHAM. 
1776 ye 20th Sept' mbr— By Baine Cane one mare four years 
old Valued at Twenty Pounds 



18 



25 



12 



12 



20 



4 



1 8 APPENDIX. 

gth Sep't — taken by Joshua Mills who took Horses at that time £ s. 
for the use of the Army one Waggon Horses and Driver Detain 'd 
ten days at I2s. per Day 6 

1779 Dec'mbr — taken by Order of Jacob Jackson for the use 
of the Kings Cattle 600 Weight of English Hay at 8s. per Cwt. 2 8 

1 781 Febr'y — Taken by Order of Capt. Youngs Collector of 
Forage at 4s. per Cwt. one Ton of Salt Hay 4 

STEPHEN WHITE. 

1779 — Taken from Stephen White By Corperal Mitchel undeV 
the Command of Coll. Birch of ye I7lh Dragoons one Waggon 
and Horses Never Return'd Value Fifty Pounds 50 

LEMUEL BRYANT. 

1778 ye 2 Aug't — Dr. to Lemuel Bryant for Eight days Service 

with a waggon and Horses by Orders of General Tryon 4 16 

1779 May — Taken by Coll. Simcce Fifteen Hundred w't of 

Fresh Hay and Six Bushels of Corn 9 I 

1781 Jan'y — Four Days Service with a Slay and Horses 2 8 
By ( »rder of Coll. Hulett also two Days servise with a waggon 

and Horses the May following I 4 

SILAS CARL. 
1776 4th Sept'b — Silas Carlls Horses and waggon was prest by 
Samuel i ownsend of Dicks Hills in Huntington and was Entered 
V)y Gilbert Piatt in Capt. Beemans Book & in March ((yllnwing 
Rec'tl the Hire but never afterwards Rec'd any Hire nor Horses 
nor \\ aggon 8 

Sworn to by GILBERT Platt and Silas Carll. 

GEORGE NORTON. 
1776 Dec. 2ist — Taken from George Norton by Cap't Wooley 
one Waggon and Horse the waggon Gone three Months paid for 
Gtting the Horse one pound four Shilluigs Capt. Wooley under 
the Command of Major Menzies of Gen'U D'^lanceys Reg't 13 lO 

SAMUEL OAKLEY. 
1776 — I Satnuel Oakley of Huntnigton was in the Servise with 
a Waggon and two Horses imder Thomas Beeman Waggon Mas- 
ter and Goveiior Dunmore Prest one Horse from my waggon 
which I never have Seei:i Since nor rec'd any payment Valued at 
Twenty Pounds 20 

SAMUEL WOOD. 

1776 20th Sept. — Taken from Samuel Wood by Barne Cane 
with an Order from Quarter General Hein-y Brewm one Stone 
Horse for the Kings Servise which was never return'd and for 
which I was offered Fifty Pounds for before taken 50 

JOSIAH ROGERS. 
1779 Jan'y — Josiah Rogers had one Horse taken to attend Gen- 
eral Erskin on his March to South Hampton and Never was re- 
turn'd Valued at fifteen Pounds 15 

1777 Nov'r — ^Josiah Rogers Ox team Prest to Carry Baggage 
for Coll. Cruger of General Delanceys Reg't from Huntington to 

Jamaica three Days at i6s. per Day 2 8 

1778 Aug't — ^Josiah Rogers Ox Team Prest to Cart Gen '11 Try- 
ons Baggage from Huntington to South Hold Gone Eleaven Days 

at 1 6s. per Day 8 16 



APPENDIX. 19 

ELIPHILET SAMMTS. £ s. d. 

1778 Aug't— Taken from Eliphilet Sanimii one Ox team which 
was Prest by Order of General Tryon and Detain'd ten Days at 

1 6s. per Day 8 

1776 Sep't i6th— Taken from Eliphilet Sammis one waggon 
and two II Mses by Cap't Wooley of Gen'll Delanceys Reg't and 
keept untill the 25th December following being 100 Days 60 

SELAH CARLL. 

1777 y^' S'l'' Sep't— Taken from Selah Carll by Elisha Halsey 
Assi>lant to John Cutler Com'y of Forage Fourteen Hundred of 

Fresh Hay 5 I2 

Carted Nine miles i" 

1779 March 17th— Taken from Selah Carll by Q. Master Moffet 

of Coll. Siincoes Reg't one New Saddle & Fight Bushels of Oats 9 4 

GILBERT CARLL. 
1776 ye 2ist Sep't — Taken from Gilbert Carll by Barne Cane 
for his Majrstys Servise by Order from Quarter Master General 
Henry Brevin one Horse Valued at Thirty Pounds 30 

MICAH VEAL. 
1776 ye 4'h Sept.— Taken from Micah Veal two Horses By 
Richard Rogers and Nathaniel Bunce for his Majestys Servise I 
Receiv. d one of the Horses ye 26th of September the other never 
Rec'd at all Valued at 24 Pounds 24 

and Wages from the 4th September to the 26th for myself and 
Horse ° 6 12 

1778— Also my Team Prest by General Tryon To Go to the 
East end of Long Island Gone Nine Days Ox team 7 4 

ZEBULON PLATT. 
1 777 —Taken from Zebulon Piatt by Serg't Dasey belonging to 
the Second Batt'n of Gen'll Delanceys one Horse Valued at Sev- 
enteen Pounds 17 
Jox. Jarvis attested. 
1779 & 1780—4 Coids of wood (at th*" lowest Estimate) sup- 
ply'd the Picquet Guards of ye 43d Regiment a!; 36s. pr. Cord 7 4 
Prov'd by J. Jarvis. 

OBADIAH PLATT. 

1778 Aug't 2d— Prest from Obadiah Piatt one Waggon and 
Hoi ses To Carry General Tryons Baggage to South Hold Gone 
Eighteen D-y, at 12s. per Day. 10 16 

DANIEL SMITH. 

1779 — One Days Carting Baggage from Huntington to Jeri- 

co lor General Erskins Troops 12 

1780— Carting one Cord of Wood for Coll. Abercromby I 12 

1782— One Cord of Nut Wood taken b^ Coll. Thomson of 
the Kings American Dragoons 3 

ANANIAS CARLL. 
1780— Prest by Capt. Hulet trom Ananias Carll one Waggon 
Horses and Driver to Carry Provitions for Coll. Simco of the 
Queens Rangers toward the East End of Long Island Gone 
Eleaven Days o '2 

Also Taken from Ananias Carl! by Coll. Tarleton of the Brittish 



20 APPENDIX. 

Legion or officers under his Command one Fatt Beast Valued at £ s, 

25 Pounds 25 

1780 — II Days Eastward Carting Provisions Scimcoes party 6 12 
1783 ye 8th Jan'y— Taken by one R. Parks of the Brittish 
army Twenty three Shock of Oats which Contained 23 Bushels at 
7s. per Bushel 8 i 

N. B.— Coll. Thomson Reg't. 

JOEL SMITH. 
1777 ye 24th May— Taken from Joel Suiiih by Capt. Campell 
cme Waggon Valued at ' 16 

DAVID CONKLIN. 

4fh Sept. 1776— Taken from David Conkling by Joshua Mills 
Waggon Master one Horse and put into his Majestys Serviae by 
Order of Coll. Sherrif Valued at 22 

1778- -Also Q. Master Sutherland of Gen'll Erskins Command 
to the East End of Long Island Dr. to one Ton of English Hay 
& four Bushels of Corn at los. ]jer Bush. 10 

CORNELIUS IIARTT. 

1776— By Capt. Wooley of Gen' 1 Dclanceys Reg't one Waggon 
and Detaind Sixty Days without Payment Value 9 

1777— Takt-n by CuL. Huletof Gen'll Dclancey Reg't one Wag- 
gon Horses and Driver four days without Payment at 12s. per 
Day 2 

1777— Taken by Coll. Brewenton of Gen'll Delanceys Rg't one 
Waggon Horses and Driver t') Carry Baggage from Huntington 
to Brooklyn detaiii'd seven days at 12s. per Day 4 4 

1778— Taker by Major Gwin of 17th Lt. Dragoons one Wag- 
gon detain'd 14 Days 2 2 

1779— Taken by General Erskin one Waggon Horses and Dri- 
ver Six Days 2 12 

J779 — Taken by General Erskin one Horse 3 Days Expenses 
for said Horse 9s. at 3s. per Day 18 

^779— ^^'<^" I'y Lieut. Carr of 17th Dragoons one Waggon 
Horses and Diiver two Days at 12s. I 4 

1779— Taken by the Jersey Volunteers one Sadie Value 5 

1780- Taken by Coll. Arbecromby one Waggon and Horses & 
Driver three Days i 16 

1781— taken by John Hulet Supenntendant of Forage one Wag- 
gon Horses and Driver three Days I 16 

DAVID CONKLING. 
^778 30th Decemb'r— Taken from David Conkling by Capt. 
M, kill ot the Queens Rangers Fifty Boards from of his^Barn Each 
Board 14 feet Long and 14 Inches Broad Containing 708 Feet at 
l6s. per C. feet 7 lo 

JOHN WHEELER. 
^777— Quarter Master Potts of General Delanceys to a waggon 
and Horses with a driver to go to Oyster bay after a Load ofPro- 
vitions one Day at 12s. 12 

ISAAC SELAH. 
1776 ye 16 Sept'uibr— I Isaac SeJah Certify that I had one Wag- 
gon and two Horses taken into his Majestys servise by Cap't 
Beeman and Continued in the said Servise till ye 26th December 



APPENDIX. 21 

Then taken by the Enemy in New Jersey Near Prince Town and £ s. d. 
that he recceived the wages up to that time but Never received 
no Payment tor Horses nor Waggon Valued at 50 

TREDWELL BRUSFI. 

1777 yc 6th April — Dr. to Tredwell Brush tor Carting Provi- 
tioiis Eight days from Oysterbay to Huntington by Order of 

Edw. Potts Q. M'st 2 Batt'n of General Delanceys at I2s per Day 4 16 

MARY SOPER 

1778 25th July— One yoke of Ox'U taken by Genii. Tryons 
Comm'd by his Orders Valued at ^70 Rec'd but 16 Pounds yet 

due 54 Pounds 54 

1779 Jan'y — One Horse taken by Gen'll Erskiiis Command 

to the Ea.-itward Said by his Orders Value never return'd 25 

1780 — Two Fatt Hogs taken by Co'll Fennings Q. Master 

on his March from the Eastward to Loyds Neck 6 

1780 March — Taken by Major C mpels Party 22 Bushels of 
Oats at 7s. per Bu=hell 7 14 

MARY PLATT. 

1778 — One Ox Taken by Fredric Dible assistant in wood 
Service of Loyds Neck and Killed Value 17 

1775 25 December -65 .Shocks of Oats taken by Order of 

Geu'll Erskin Said at 7s. per Bushel 22 15 

1779 Jan'y— 6 Days Carting Baggage for Gen'll Erskin to 

South Hampton at 12s. per Day 3 12 

August 19 — 20 Bu.-,hels Oats taken by Simcoes Party at 7s. 7 
carting the oats ^ 6 

1779 Decm'br — 6 Hundred Rails Burnt by Major Furger- 
sons Troops at ;^3 los. per C. 21 

NATHAN VOLENTINE. 

1776 Scptem'r— One Waggon and Horses taken by Dunbar 
who Took Waggons & Horses lor his Majestys Servise 16 

1776 November— Prest into his Majestys Servise by Capt. 
Wooley of Gen'll Delanceys Reg't 2Hoises and sent to Hell 
Gate I 4 

as 'oy Voucher ye 4th Jan'y 1777 from Zophar Platt Esq. 

Al>o my Horses and Slead Prest to Cary one Hogshead of 
Rum from Huntington to East Hamptjn and Back again the 
party Commandeil by Jn'o Clows 6 

my Sled and Horses Prest by Cap't Boam to Slead Hay from 
Corum to Loyds Neck 6 

1780 March — 14 Bushels of Oats by Cap't Hdet of the 

Queens County Light Dragoons at 7s. per Bushel 4 18 

JOHN RULAND. 

1778 — One Horse and Saddle by a Party of Coll. Hewletts 
Soldiers Saddle never return'd 2 

Horse gone 8 days I 4 

1779— taken by a Party of Coll. Hewletts men of the 3d Batt'n 
Gen'll Delanceys one Horse 3 Days 9 

1780 — Four Hundred of fresh Hay also Eighteen Rations 
of Hay for Eighteen tlorses one Night by Jacob Jackson Collector 
of Forage 2 17 4 



22 APPENDIX, 

JOHN CARMON. 
1778 August — One Waggon and Horses to Cart Baggage for £ s. 
Geni-ral Tryon to the East End ot Long Island 14 Days at 12s. 
per Day 8 8 

1781 — 2 Days Carting Baggage from Loyds Neck to Ja- 
maica for Coll. Ludlow I 4 

1776 December 21st — One Horse in the Servise 21 Days by 
Cap't Wooley of Gen '11 Delanctys 3 3 

RICHARD VOLUNTINE. 

1776 October — Twenty Bushelsut Oats taken by Scrg't Hoof of 
Coll. Binch's Reg't at 6s. per Bush'll 6 

1781 — 2 Days Carting Baggage from Loyds Neck to Jamaica 
for Coll. Ludlow ' I 4 

JAMES BISHOP. 

i778 2dAug't — Ten Days Carting with an Ox team remove- 
ing (he Baggage of Coll. Hulets and Major Menzies of Gen'U De- 
lanceys Coanuand to South Hold at 163. per Day 8 

LSAAC MUNCY. 

1776 — Eight Hundred Weight of English Hay 3 4 

Carted 14 Mile by Order ol Joshua Mills for his Majesty use 16 

1778— One Waggon and Horses Seven Days at 12s. per Day 
Taken by Major Giltillins Command of the Q)uarter Master Gcn'll 
Department 4 4 

JOHN WOOD. 

1776 Sept. — I Horse taken by Virtue of an Ord'r from Col. Smith 
for the Use Government and never rcturn'd worth 20 

1778 August 2d — 14 Days Servise of my Wdgt^on and Horses 
to Carry Baggage to South hold with General Tryon at 12s. 8 8 

1779 — I pair of Fatt Oxen Taken by Sergeant Jarvis of Col. 
Simpco Regim't the same was Sold to I .ieu. Guess A Butcher lor 
Eiglity pounds rec'd of the same forty five poimds Due 35 

ELIPHALET BRUSH. 

1776 Nov'r — 2 Coverlids or Blankets taken by Gen'l Delanceys 
orders for Government 2 

1777 — Octob'r— 2 waggon Load of Corn 50 Bushels Taken by 
major Green of Gen'l Delan'ys 7 

1778 Srptem'r — 4 Days Service my Waggon for 17th dragoons 
P. by ord. Col. Birch at 12s. 28 

I Wagg kept in ye Service when Dismissed my horses afore 
said end of Days and never return'd nor p litl: no receipt lO 

JOHN KETCHU.M. 

1776 — I Mare taken fr6m Nathaniel Bunce when he was in the 
Kings Service und'r Bemaii by Eli-ha Jones which never was re- 
turn'd as Certity'd by Nathaniel Bunce and S'd mare was put in 
the Artilery worth 20 

1783 June loth — Then attested Nathan'l Bunce to this acc't be- 
fore me Zoi'H.^R Platt Justice. 
MALTBY BURTIS 

1776 Septemo r — i Horse taken into Government Service by 
Barney Cane Collector of Horses worth 25 

17S0 S< p'r i6th — 5 Days Cartage of Forage for a Party und. 
Command of Ellison of Gen'l Delancy 3 



APPENDIX. 



£ s. d. 



8 i6 
i6 



1776 S-^p'r Qth-T Yoke of Oxen Taken by Thoodius Vanwike 
and G.llK-n Vanwilce for Government Use never had rece.pt or 

^^^8o -6 davs Carting Provisions to the Eastward P'-p^d by Q- 
Master Sergeant of ye Queen's Rangers Command by Col. 

Sanpcoat 12s. 

EBENEZER KELUM. 
,77s Au.mst 2d-ii Days of my Ok Team to the Eastward 
und'r Command of General Tryon at i6s. „ , , , 

X777 May 24th - i Waggon Taken by Major Cambe 1 valued at 
1780 Jan'v ioth-3 Days Carung from Coram to Lloyds Neck ^ ^^ 
on Loll- L.land with Slay and llorse-s at 12s. 

SYLVANUS CHICHESTER. 
,775 Jan'y-36 B:.ards taken by Capt. McGill belonging to the ^ ^ 

Queens Rangers at 3s. „,,r.,T 

^ ZOPHOR BRUSH. 

1777 Mav i-th-S Days Carting Provisions from Oyster Lay 

for S^eSf Uda:.c/'s 2d'BattaUion by Ord'r L't Potts Q. M. 12s. 3 

1778 October-9 Days Carting Forrage from the Eastward ^ 
to lUmtington By Order of General Tryon 12s. b 

TEREMIAII SAMMIS. 
T770 Tan'v 20th-6 Days Service o. my Team to South hampton 
pr^-It by one Officer malcom Carrying Baggage at i6s. Askm 

Commanded ^ ™ ^ r- 

1778 Au.mst 2d -10 Days Service of my Ox Team to Carry 

Ba ^Jage t ;South hold m>d'r Command General Tryon 16.. 
"^ ^ SELAH PLATT. 

1776 -I Blanket for his Majestys Service taken by ord r Genl. 

^^^^^^^y^'^^' SELAH WOOD. 

,,„ Tin'v-I2 Days Service with waggon. Horses and Driver 
to sl'ull hampton uii'r Command Col. Birches party X7th Dra- 

'T^-rWac^gon and Mare taken into government Service by 
Ma oJ CambeTworth £^0 Cr. rec'd towards ye same £6 

NovV-i Coverlet or Blanket taken by Col. Delancey's ord r 
S'd& lor his majesty's Service worth 

8 Days Service of my Team Carting wood for Col. Sn.pco not 

P^'^'^^'" ZOPHXR PLATT. 

A c f,.n Ir Ath-i-o Days Service of my 2 Horses and 

0;,e of S-d Lr.es never re.urn'J .ho mud, pam, taken to find 

where mv horse was in Service , ^ i 

X Ho-L taken from me by Patterson s'd belongmg to Col. 

■RiirheS DiailOOllS _ _ ,,. 

X Sadie taken by Major green of Genl. delancy's ,st B-ttallion 



4 16 
8 

14 

7 4 

34 
I 
4 16 

54 
30 
15 



4 

"Ttdle taken by Col. Simpco'. Rangers party never returnd 4 

I Ox Did over Driving in his Majesty's Service 
I Ox kill'd in the Service Neck broke 



20 
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24 APPENDIX. 

1778 — 2 long pair of Cyder press Screw and Presses to press ^ s. 

Hay for Governm't by ord'r S'd ot General Arskiii worth 30 

4 Days Carting Boards to Oyster Bay for Col. Sniipco's party 
2 Rangers 2 

Decem'r — 16 Days Service of my Ox team to the Eastward of 

Island with Gen'l Erskin at i6s. pr. Day 12 16 

1779 May — 20 Days at i6s. per Day of my Ox Team 16 

1780 July — 9 Days Service of two Teams by Command of Cap'n 
Hulet of the mahtia Horse to South Hampton 18 days at i6j. 14 

4 Days Carting ord'r S'd of Col. Abbe Crumby's orders to 
Eastward on Long Island at i6s. 3 4 

II Days Carting twice to Jamaica with my Ox Team for Gov- 
ern't i6i. 8 i6 

1780 — I Days service with my Ox team breaking roads in the 
Snow for Govern't 16 

1782 — 2 Days drawing Cannon on Lloyds Neck by ord'r Col. 
Thomson at i6s. i 12 

9 Days service of my Ox team by ord'r Col. Thomson Building 
Fort at 1 6s. 74 

400 Feet of Boards Carried to Oyster Bay for Col. Simpco 2 

DAVID RESCO. 

1776 Nov'r — 4 Cwt. Fresh Hay for Goverm'tf ir Delan'y taken 

by Suethen at 8i. i 12 

Octob'r — I Team going to flushing by ord'r Doctor Johnson of 
17th Dragoons Carried Poultry 2 Days at 12s. I 4 

1777 Nov'r — 2 Days Carting Baggage for Gcn'l delancy's ist 

Bat. ord'r Col. Cruger i 4 

Decem'r — 7 Days service of my Waggon and Horses Driver 

went to meretick &C. By oid'r Major Green of ist Bat. of G. 

Delancy's at 12s. 4 4 

Feb'y — 4 Cw't of Fresh Hay taken by mr. Snethen Collector 

Forage at 8s. i 12 

1778 Aui'ust — 4 C. Weight fresh Hay taken by Party Com- 
manded by Mdjor Guin I 12 

1780 March — 12 Rations of Dragoon Horses one Night on Salt 
Hay 8 

1780 August — Pasturing Twenty Horses of ye light Infantry 3 
Days at 6d. per day i 10 

1781 — Keeping 9 Yager horses l Night on fresh Hay Command- 
ed by Cap't Ruugh 12 

1782 Octob'r— I Load of Corn Stalks taken by Adjutant Nich- 
olson und'r Command of Collonel Thomson I 

1779 Nov'r & Decem'r — Building a Hutt for Capt. Thorn's 
Company of 43d Regiment 5 

1789 Decem'r & Jan'y — 4 Cords of Wood I found for Cap't 
Thorn's Company at 303. per cord 6 

1780 17th Jan'y — 9 Days Service with a Horse Cart for 43d 
Regiment Commanded by Gen'l Lelland at 6s. pr. Day 2 14 

1779 Nov'r & Decm'r — 11 Hordes Ration'd upon English hay 
14 Nights being Waggon horses of Service 43d Reginient Gen'l 
Leland's 4 5 



I i6 



APPENDIX. 25 

1775 Decem'r — 12 Horses Rationed on English Hay one Night, £ s. d> 
and 6 Horses ration'd two Nights belonging to the troops und'r 

Command of General Erskin on his March Eastward 15 

August— 30 Dragoon Horses of the ye i6th Light Dragoons 

Commanded l>y Major Gum 2 Days l lo 

1779 Jan'y — 3 Days Carting Boards from Huntington to Oys- 

terbay for Col. Simpco 

August 19th— 6 Bushels of Oats at 7s. 2 2 

ISRAEL WOOD. 
1778 Jany. 3d — 1 15 pine Boards at 3s. each 17 5 

1778 J.in'y i6lh— 100 Do Do at 3s. Do 15 

1776 IX-cember 25—18 Days Service of my Wagon Horses & 
Driver took Ijy Q. master of Di--laiicy's 2d Batt'n at I2s. lO l6 

TLMOTHY CONKLING. 

1778 June— I Grind Stone taken by Col. Patterson S'd ord'r 16 

1779 May 3d —I Ox team 6 Days in the Service taken by Cap't 
Thomas in ye Service at 163. 4 l^ 

1780 Jan'y 2d— 400 feet of Boards at l6s. pr. C. 3 4 
1779 — 14 Bushels of Oats by Simco rangers at 7s. 4 18 

ISAAC DENNIS. 

1776 Septem'r 4—1 Waggon and 2 Horses taken into Govern- 
ment Service by Jo^hua Mills wiio was appointed to lake Horses 
& Waggons at tuat Time and Never Retura'd nor paid for 1 Value 
worili tilty hve pounds 55 

JONATHAN JARVIS. 

1776 Septem'r 4 — 2 Horses and Driver 12 Days in Government 
Service 5 " 

Taken by John Dunbar who took other Horses &C. for Gov- 
ernment ai that Time for which one horse never rec'd nor any 
Pay tor any which 1 drove w rth for one ho. se never returnd sum 20 

1779—20 Days Carting Wood for Gen'l Leland with an ox 
Team at i6s. 16 

1779 — Carting Baggage for the Hessian Regiment S'd by order 
of General Leland from Huntington to flushing 3 Days at i6s. pr. 
Day as Ox team has 2 8 

1780 — 3 Days Carting Baggage for Col. Abbe Crumby of the 
Light Infantry from Huntington to [amaica at i6s. 2 8 

MATTHEW BUNCE. 

1776 October — I riding Chair and Horse taken by Col. Birch's 
Dragoons never return'd nor paid for worth 45 

I77y._i Waggon taken by 2d Battallion of B. Gen'l Delancys 
never returned IS 

1779-25 Bushels of Oats taken by Major GilfiUm no receipt 
nor paid 8 15 

ABRAHAM JARVIS. 

1780 August — To a Span of Horses and a Waggon in Govern- 
ment Service Commanded by Col. Simpcoe on his march to ye 
East end of Long Island 11 Days at 12s. per day 6 12 

WILLIAM JOHNSON. 
1778 Aug't — II Days service of my Ox team with General Try- 
on East end of Long Island l6s. 8 16- 



26 APPENDIX. 

4 Days Service with with Genl. Leland with Slay and Span of £ s. 
Horses 12s. 28 

1780 Decem'r — Carting Wood 8 Days to the Barracks in Hun- 
tington with ox Team uiid'r Com'd ot Gen'l Leland i6s. 6 8 
JONTHAN SCUDER. 

1776 Septem'r — l Horse taken by Ricliard Rogers and Na- 
thaniel Buiice and say entered in Gene'l Cleveland^ department 
never returned worth 20 

1779 Nov'r 12 -I Mare Sadie and Bridle delivered to Cap't 
piper of the 43d Regiment by John Collough of 43d Regiment as 
can be prov'tl by Sertificate S'd mare never returnd 30 

1779 May — Carted 10 Cords of woods for Col. Simpcoe at los. 

pr. Coid 5 

1780 August — 4 Days Carting Provisions by ord'r Col. Abbe 

Crumby with an Ox Team trom Loyd's Neck to Smith Town 3 4 

30 Bushels of Oats Col. Simpcoe's party took at 7s. 10 10 

Carting the same to Uster bay 6 

1779 Aprii 25th — I Ton of fresh Hay to Col. Simcoe at 8s. in 2 
Load 1-2 ton Each 8 

ZACHARIAH SMITH. 
1778 August 2d — Myself Driving Waggon 1 1 Days with Gov- 
ernor Tryon at 3s. i 13 
2 Horseses and Waggon for S'd 11 Days Service 4 19 

ZEB'N BUFFET. 
I779jan'y — Driving Waggon 5 Days to S mth Hampton for 
Allen Malcom officer at 12%. Cominanded by S'd Win. Erskin 3 

1780 Septem'r 2d — 10 Days going lo South Hold to Carry 
Cap'n VVillets Baggage of 3d B. G. Delan'ys 6 

Decem'r 23d — 3 Hoggs taken by Colonel Tarltons party, 
Valued at lowest worth 7 

ALLISON WRIGHT. 

1776 Septem'r — i Hors" taken by David Sammis of ye Plains 
wh > took Horses for goverment at that 'I'ime never return'd woi th 25 

I777jan'y — l waggon Taken by S'd ord'r of Major Cambell 
worth 16 

1778 Aug't — 12 Days Service with Ox Team und'r Command 
of Gen'l Tryon 16s. 9 12 

Nov'r nth — II Cwt Fresh Hay by Col. Ludlow 8s. 4 8 

1780 Octo'r — Pasturing 6 Brigades of Horses one night 40 in 
each 240 Horse 6d. 6 

10 Shocks of Oats and 15 Bushels Corn at los. 12 lO 

1781 Jan'y — i Load Sedge Hay To Col. Hulet 2 
June — 2 Days Carting with my Waggon at 12s. 14 

HENRY SAMMIS, 

1778 June 23d — I (jrind Stone taken by Colonel Patterson Car- 
ried to Loyds Neck at I 12 

1779 Jan'y 3d— 280 feet of white PineBoards taken by Cap't Mc 

Gill ot Q. Rangers 2 8 

20th -I Horse Cart taken by L't Allen malcom und'r Com- 
mand of Gen'l Erskin never returnd nor paid for ye above 10 12 



APPENDIX. 27 

JOHN HENDRICKSON. 

1779 May— 5 Days service Carting Wood by ord'r Cap't £ s. d. 
Thouias und Com'd oiCol. Siincoe 12s. 3 

1780 Sc.nc.n'r-3 Days Service moving Col Fannings from 
Loyd= Neck by ord'r ol Major Grant at 12s pr. day 

1 781 July-3 days Carrying Prisoners taken at Midle Sex Sun- ^ ^^ 
day July 22d m Connecticut at 12s. 

1782-3 days Carting lor Col. Thomson building tort in Hun- ^ ^^ 

tiniiioii at I2S. 

JONAS ROGERS. 

1776 Septem'r-I Span of Horses taken by Mess'rs Henry 
Dowmg and James Leftord worth 3 

Harnesses woith 
All kept m the service never paid lor 

•^d Days Drawing Cannon whilst he Commanded 1. e. Col. Lud- 
lovv at 2 Hordes and went to New York 

i77Q-i2Diys Carting wood for Cap't Thomas by the men be- 

lon-im' to Col. Simpco Impress them at 12s. 7 

AsfTulv- Carry Mr. Mathers and the Prisoners that was taken 
at M.dle SL to Nel York press'd by Philip Youngs 2 daysat I2s. I 4 

i782-3DaysServiceofmy Waggon and Horses and Daiver 
Ord'r Cul. Thomson of K:ngs American Dragoons a., 12s. I I& 

SOLOMON KETCHUM'S ESTATE. 
1778 Decem'r-504 feet of Boards taken by Quarte m