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The Wife of My Younger Days 





My Loving Parents 


John H. Jones (VI. 76.) 




The history contained in this volume is the re- 
sult of many years of faithful and painstaking labor 
on the part of the author. Spending most of 
the evenings of an active business life, stealing time 
also from his limited hours for rest in the summer 
in collecting and recording most accurately what- 
ever he found to be connected with the history and 
growth of the Jones family tree since it was planted 
in the soil of Long Island ; and tracing it in all its 
branches down to the present time. That it did not 
reach the perfection and finish intended by the 
author is owing to his sudden illness and death. 
Knowing that it was his wish that these records 
should be made useful to the family and appre- 
ciating their great value, to them, in the present as 
well as the future, his friends have assisted in pub- 
lishing this book, with the desire that it should be 
a loving tribute to his memory. 

Helen F. Jones. 

April, 1907. 



" By an exact and scrupulous diligence and observation 
out of the monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, 
private records, and evidences, fragments of stories, passages 
of books that concern not story, and the like we do save 
and recover somewhat from the deluge of Time." 

How well this was understood and made an integral 
part of the life-work of one of our collateral relatives is 
plainly shown by the heritage he has left us in the shape 
of family, and historical records (many of which were 
unfortunately destroyed by fire just previous to his death), 
from which the ground work of the one now before us 
formed but a small part. 

Some years before his death a friendship sprung up 
between us that increased with time, during which in- 
terval he gave me not only what was the nucleus of this 
work, but many hours of historical instruction from a 
mind well ripened by the observations and investigations 
of one past three score years and ten, and for whose 
scholarly learning so generously given, we are most deeply 
indebted in the person of the late Mr. Charles B. Moore, a 
charter member of the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Society, and a long and well-known member of 
the New York Bar. 

This record of the Jones family, as we now have it, 
is the result of investigations made by Mr. Moore and 
myself after many years of labor. 

All of the facts herein recorded pertaining to the 
family ancestor. Major Thomas Jones (excepting as other- 
wise specified), have been entirely compiled by me. Tliose 
pertaining to the judicial career of David Jones (II. 2), 
the first Judge; Thomas Jones (III. 3), the second Judge; 
Samuel Jones (III. 8), the third Judge ; Samuel Jones 


(IV. 3), the Chancellor ; and David R. Floyd- Jones (7), 
the Lieutenant-Governor, are mostly the work and views 
entertained by Mr. Moore ; to which are added many facts 
obtained from other sources. (J. H. J., VI. 76). 

The history of this family of Long Island has never 
been written as yet to any great extent. Numerous bio- 
graphical accounts of individual members have from time 
to time found their way into print, and local historians 
have pursued it in a measure. Edward Floyd de Lancey, 
the editor of "Thomas Jones History of New York during 
the Revolutionary War," in his introduction to the same, 
has given us a very fair and satisfactory account of the 
family embracing the first three generations. William 
Alfred Jones (V. 49), called the family historian, a writer 
of some repute, has written a sketch of the family in his 
"Memorial of the Hon. David S. Jones" (IV. 7), his 
father; and Mrs. Wm. Sidney Smith, a daughter of Major 
William Jones (IV., 4), has given us a similar account in 
her "Golden Wedding Mementoes" of herself and hus- 

Thompson in his "History of Long Island" has given 
us the earliest account we have in printed form, but he 
as well as more recent historians were prone to record 
fictitious and hearsay family matters, which when put in 
form of history are hard to disprove. His biographical 
sketch of the family was, we are told, in the main written 
by the Hon. David S. Jones (IV. 7). 

Concerning the orthography of the family name we 
are told by William Alfred Jones that the "primitive 
orthography, Johnes, retained by the latest translators of 
Froissart, and to be found in this city, is undoubtedly the 
correct way of spelling it. It is sometimes written Johns, 
evidently a contraction of the former, and which again 
softened appears as one of the standard names of the 

Long Island, the exclusive home of this family, con- 
tains the descendants of several distinct families bearing 
the name of Jones and Johns whose ancestors are of such 
an early date, and concerning whom we have such meagre 


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records, that the existing kinship, if there is any, is 

In the small village of Cold Spring Harbor we find 
three distinct families of Jones with a similarity of 
Christian names, that to a later day compiler would cause 
much confusion. Thus in the Jolines family of Southamp- 
ton, Suffolk Co., L. I., whose history has been written, we 
find an evidence of this in the statement on page four, 
that Rear- Admiral Melancton Smith married Mary Johnes, 
daughter of Thomas Johnes, from which we would infer 
that she was of that family, when in reality she was the 
daughter of Thomas Jones (IV. 6) of this family. 

In the matter of Armorial rights pertaining to this 
family, there seems to be some diversity of opinion. So 
far as can be learned the earlier generations did not use or 
claim any coat-of-arms. Judge Thomas Jones (III. 3), 
grandson of Major Thomas Jones (1. 1) appears to have 
been the first of the family to use or have in his possession 
a coat-of-arms. After his death in 1792 in England, his 
widow became possessed of his seal ring which bore upon 
its face the following device : 

His widow being a daughter of Lieut. Gov. James de 
Lancey, and leaving no issue, the ring descended to 
certain members of that family, who at a very recent date 
exhibited the same with the suggestion, that the coat-of- 
arms was that of the Jones family. 



Another coat-of-arms, and one that has been in general 
use by the family is shown by the following print : 

The original print from which this is taken is now in 
my possession, and which descended to me from Maj. 
Walter Jones (III. 13) was formerly in the possession of 
Samuel Jones (IV. 3), the Chief Justice and Chancellor, 
and bears his name underneath the inscribed motto. 

The Townsend coat-of-arms, to which family the mat- 
ernal ancestor of the Jones family belonged, is as follows : 
(See New England Hist, and Gen. Register, XXIX, p. 97.) 


Crest — A stag, passant, proper. 

Motto — Faith gave these honors to our name. 


Ancestor of the Jones Family of Long Island 

There were other and earlier Joneses on Long Island, some 
of whom for their day and generation gained considerable repute 
and were in good standing with the early Dutch and English set- 

There were some bearing the same family Christian names 
who were contemporaneous with our ancestral immigrant, and 
who must have been known to him at least; but no clue can be 
found from any records, either private or public, to show that he 
was in any way related to a single individual bearing his name 
in this country. 

On this point he was singularly reticent; even history, which 
generally professes or assumes to know something about such 
matters, is painfully quiet, and has not a word to say as to who 
his progenitors were. 

He himself sums up his whole life previous to his immigration 
in these few words: "From distant lands to this wild waste he 
came," and bequeathed that only information to us in letters of 
stone, it being a part of the epitaph he caused to be placed upon 
his headstone. Further in the same epitaph he prays "that nj 
ill fate his offspring e'er annoy." This, generally speaking, has 
been granted him, for his descendants (barring those who died 
in infancy) with but few exceptions have lived long and honor- 
able lives ; in fact, the longevity of the family is one of its noted 

This apparent reluctance on his part to give to posterity his 
earlier history became the entering wedge for local historians to 
write fictitious stories concerning him. If his children knew of 
his antecedents, the knowledge lies buried with them, and it is 
only from very limited sources that any authentic facts or records 
concerning him, previous to his immigration, can be found. 

Mr. Charles B. Moore, of whom we have spoken, and who 
married a great granddaughter of Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), en- 


deavored to trace his ancestors in England, but his efforts were in 
a measure fruitless. 

Knowing the course he pursued here, and of those under the 
Crown who favored him in this country, he sought to find and 
connect with him, if possible, those bearing his name in Eng- 
land who might have acted his part. Acting on this assumption 
he was of the opinion that he was descended from Edward Jones, 
Bishop of Cloyne in Ireland, who later became Bishop of St. 
Asaph's in England, a son of Sir Thomas Jones, Chief Justice 
of the Court of Common Pleas of Westminster. 

The only memoranda we have seen regarding Major Thos, 
Jones's antecedents are as follows, and were recently found among 
the papers left by Charles H. Jones (IV. 34 ), and bear the date 
of 1833, but no signature: 

"The heiress and daughter of an Irish ( ) was said to be 

the mother of Maj. Thos. Jones, and that he was probably born 
in Ireland, his father having been a William from some part of 

The other, in a different handwriting, recites: 

"Thomas Jones came from Strabane, in Ireland, to Rhode 
Island, where he married Ereelove, daughter of Thos. Townsend. 
He fitted out a privateer and was absent three years, during which 
time he made several captures. His father-in-law moved to Oyster 
Bay with his wife (perhaps meaning Mrs. Jones), and on hi?, 
return he came to Oyster Bay also and from there he went to 
Fort Neck, on the south side of Long Island." (Dated Aug., 


There were many persons bearing the name of Thos. Jones 

who came to this country from England previous to 1700, but no 

records are extant to show that they were in any way related to 

Maj. Thos. Jones. (See Hotton's "Original Lists of Persons of 

Quality, &c., who came from Gt. Britain.") 

An early Thos. Jones, who settled in Huntington, L. I., left 
a will, proved at Southampton, 2 Mch, 1699, naming his wife 
Katharine as executrix, with legacies to his children, Thomas, 
John and Martha (Liber i, folio 72, N. Y. City). His widow 
was living at Huntington in 1681 and conveyed land there to her 
children. (Huntington Reeds, by C. R. Street, vol. i, p. 301.) 
(For other early Joneses of L. L, see appendix.) 

It is a matter of family tradition that Maj. Thomas Jones was 


descended from an Irish family that intermarried with one from 
Wales, supposed to have originated in Alerionetshire or Glamor- 

The origin of the family is, beyond a doubt, Welsh ; not only 
is the name indicative of this, but the traits and characteristics 
of the Welsh race are very pronounced in all its leading members, 
the transmission of which can be noted in the female lines in 
many of its allied families. 

To quote the words of Edward F. de Lancey, whose great 
aunt, Anne Charlotte de Lancey, daughter of Gov. James de 
Lancey, married Judge Thomas Jones (IIL 3), "The distinguish- 
ing characteristics of the family are penetration, judgment, in- 
dependence, resolution, clearness of intellect, strength of memory, 
coolness, determination of action, and high honor, united with 
a temperament sanguine and choleric, great fearlessness, and a dis- 
position extremely social and hospitable." 

Other characteristics of the family, those not based upon the 
ideas of any one individual, are its longevity, the excellence of its 
matrimonial alliances, the great eminence which many of its mem- 
bers have obtained in legal jurisprudence, and the continuance of 
the latter through successive generations. On this point the great 
novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, in a letter to the Home Journal 
under date of 6 May, 1848, wrote: "The Jones family has fur- 
nished legislators and jurists to the colony and State for more 
than a century." 

To more fullv set forth the judicial calling of the family the 
following resume will suffice: 

Commencing with Maj. Thos. Jones (L i), we find him 
shortly after his arrival on Long Island (about 1704) holding 
the official position of High Sheriff, and in 17 10 was Justice of 
the Peace for Queens Co. (Doc. Hist, of N. Y., Vol. III., p. 215). 
After his decease his eldest son, David (11.2). became Judge 
of Queens Co. in 1734, who in 1763 was 2d Justice of the Supreme 
Court of N. Y., sitting for ten years, when he was succeeded by 
his son Thomas (TIL 3), who was Recorder of the City of New 
York and Judge of the Supreme Court, which latter office he 
held until the close of the Revolutionary War, when for his ad- 
herence to the Crown he was forced to leav2 the country for 
England, where he wrote his history of "New York During the 
Revolutionary War." 


Following him we have his cousin, Samuel Jones (III. 8), a 
son of William Jones (II. 7), called the "father of the New York 
Bar," who in 1789 was Recorder of the City of New York and 
from 1797 to 1800 was Comptroller of the State of New York. 
Next in order of succession we have his son, Samuel (IV. 3), 
who in 1825 was Chancellor of the State of New York, and at 
the age of 75 years was judge of the Supreme Court of the City 
of New York, then judge of Court of Appeals, and later, after 
his retirement from the Bench, practised law until his death in 
1853, when he had attained the age of 85 years. Then Samuel 
W. Jones (V. 13), son of Maj. William and nephew of Samuel 
(IV. 3), who was County Judge, and Surrogate of Schenectady 
Co. Then David S. (IV. 7), a brother of Samuel (IV. 3), and 
lastly Samuel (V. 8), a son of Samuel (IV. 3), the seventh and 
last judge of the family, who in 1892 was judge of the Supreme 
Court of N. Y. City. 

Thus for a period of nearly 200 years, embracing the time from 
1700 to 1892, the Bar and Bench of the City and State of New 
York have been represented by some member of the family and 
almost without intermission. 

The descendants of Maj. Thos. Jones, now at the close of the 
19th century, are very numerous and widespread, and the families 
of the earlier generations were large and generally attained great 

Maj. Thos. Jones left seven surviving children, who for the 
third generation gave us thirty-five children. Beyond this we can 
give no accurate estimate, as the records through the female lines 
are somewhat incomplete. Of these thirty-five children, fifteen 
were of the family of William Jones (II. 7), to whom we are 
indebted for the preservation of the family name, as his elder 
brother, Thomas (II. 4), never married, and the children of 
David Jones (II. 2), his next oldest brother, left no male issue. 
He, in all justice to his father, we might call the head of the fam- 
ily. He was born in 1708, and died in the 72d year of his age, 
leaving to posterity a record of fifteen children and ninety-five 
grandchildren, eighty-five of whom were born previous to his de- 
cease. His widow (daughter of the 2d Col. John Jackson), sur- 
vived him twenty years and died at the age of 86, who previous 
to her death stood a living testimonial of this large number of 



Another characteristic of the family is its longevity. Maj. 
Thos. Jones (I- i) attained the age of 60 years (this is conject- 
ural) ; his son, David (II. 2), died at age of 76, and his youngest 
son. William (II. 7), died in his 72d year. 

Of the children of this William (II. 7), David (III. 7), died 
at the age of 85 ; Samuel (III. 8), at 85 ; William (III. 9), at 84: 
John (III. 12), at 65 ; Walter (III. 13), at 71 ; Richard (III. 14). 
at 84; Jackson (III. 15), at 76; Margaret (III. 20), at 71 ; Free- 
love (III. 16), at 79; Phebe (III. 19), at 83 ; and Sarah (III. 18), 
at 84. 

John (III. 12), son of William (II. 7), left a family of nine 
children, of whom William H. (IV. 25), died at the age of 83; 
John H. (IV. 27), at 74; Sarah (IV. 28), at 84; Walter R. (IV. 
30), at 62; Phebe (IV. 31), at jy \ Elizabeth (IV. 32), at 71; 
Joshua T. (IV. 33), at 54; and Charles H. (IV. 34), at 78. 

Following in the line of John H. Jones (IV. 27), son cf 
John (III. 12), whose children are of the 5th generation, we note 
Frances, who died at age of 80 years ; Townsend, at 70 ; William 
E., at 66 : John D., at 81 ; and Samuel A., at 82. 

In the matter of religious belief we find a remarkable fact. 
From Maj. Thos. Jones down to the present time all, with but 
very few exceptions, have been members of the Episcopal Church. 
and where these exceptions have occurred their religious calling 
has been that of the Friends. 

In view of the fact that Maj. Thos. Jones's wife was the 
daughter of a noted Quaker (who was forced to leave Long 
Island by the Dutch settlers), we consider this quite remarkable. 
This adlierence to the Episcopal Church seems to have been be- 
queathed to the family as an inheritance (if I may use the ex- 
pression) from its ancestral immigrant, Maj. Thos. Jones; for 
we find him very soon after his arrival here strongly supporting 
the Church of England against all dissenters, and at the same time 
his wife baptized into the faith by the Rev. Geo. Keith, 
while she in her turn also watched over the spiritual welfare of 
her children and had them baptized in that faith also. Curiouslx' 
enough his earliest identification in an official way on Long Island 
was his election by the freeholders of the town of Oyster Bay 
to the office of Church Warden, and later, at the close of his life, 
we find him naming his "beloved wife, Freelove," and his "loving 
friend. John Thomas," executors of his will. This John Thomas 


was the first and noted rector of St. George's Episcopal Church of 
Hempstead, L. I. 

In politics we find much diversity of opinion. The first three 
generations generally supported the Court or Royal party, but 
William Jones (II. 7), son of Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i), who to 
all intents and purposes supported the Royal cause, yet at heart 
was strongly in favor of the Congressional party, to which the 
Jackson family (to which his wife belonged) vigorously adhered. 

Matrimonial alliances and the prestige that in some cases fol- 
lowed had much to do in shaping the political courses of the earlier 

Many during the Revolutionary War and after its close were 
Whigs, but at the period of the Civil War (1861) those who 
held positions in public life were mainly Democrats. Through- 
out that war many supported the Republican party. 

Some were in active service and took up arms in defence of 
their country. Among the first were Lieut. David Jones (III. 5), 
who lost his life in the French and English War, and Maj. Thomas 
Jones (II. 4), a son of the first Major Thomas. Others, though 
remaining passive throughout the Revolutionary War, received 
at its close various military commissions. Of these Walter Jones 
(III. 13), then living at South Oyster Bay, was commissioned 
First Major of the Oyster Bay Militia in 1786. Of the later 
ones we note Col. Delancey Floyd-Jones (16), who served with 
distinction in the war with Mexico and also the Civil War. 

As Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i), favored his posterity with no 
account of himself previous to his immigration, various traditions 
have descended to us concerning him. One of these represents 
him to have been a pirate, in which vocation the same tradition 
assures us "he amassed incredible wealth." 

This alleged piracy we must refute, as no facts can be had 
to sustain it. For this and other accusations of a like nature, we 
have to thank Thompson, the Long Island historian, who no doubt 
made up his story from an allusion to the same in William Smith's 
History of N. Y„ or perhaps from Lieut. Gov. Colden's letter to his 
son written in 1759 (now published in the N. Y. Hist. Soc, Pub- 
lications for 1869, Vol. 2, p. 206) wherein he says, "While Colonel 
Fletcher was Governor the inhabitants of New York carried on a 
trade to Madagascar while that island was frequented by pirates, 
and that many of the pirates came and dispersed on Long Island 


and around Delaware Ray. It has often been remarked that none 
of the pirates made any use of their money to any real advan- 
tage excepting one Jones, who settled on the south side of Long 
Island, and whose son made a remarkable figure as Speaker of 
Assembly while Mr. Clinton was Governor; excepting this one 
no remains of the others are to be discovered." 

In refutation of this we will say that Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i) 
was in action at the Battle of the Boyne, 1690, and as compensation 
for services rendered King James II. granted him a commission 
to cruise against Spanish property. If this constituted his so- 
called piratical career it was a short one, for two years later he 
was located at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, from whence in 1695 
he removed to Long Island. Russel in his life of the noted pirate. 
Dampier, and Esquemeling, in his history of the "Bucaniers of 
America," printed in 1685, gives us many names of the pirates 
of those times, but none bearing the name of Jones. Concerning 
his movements during the period elapsed between his arrival in 
Rhode Island and his removal to Oyster Bay on Long Island, 
we know nothing. He then in all probability was engaged in the 
privateering business, but that was far from being a pirate. 

Privateers were private citizens, owners of vessels, whom the 
government in times of war commissioned to proceed against the 
enemy, who, if captured, the commission entitled them to be treat- 
ed as prisoners of war. Todd, in his History of N. Y., states 
that "these privateers sometimes returned to N. Y. and entered 
their cargo in the Admiralty Court where it was sold ; others 
would run to the island of Madagascar, where merchant ships 
were to be found in waiting sent out by some firm in New York." 

Privateering in those days was a legitimate business, and all 
who could enter into it did so. Governor Fletcher openly granted 
private captains licenses and shared their spoils ; for this he was 

From 1692 to 1698 (while Fletcher was Governor) Maj. Thos. 
Jones was connected with the enterprising trader, Thomas Town- 
send, of Rhode Island, who later became his father-in-law, and 
who had interests on Long Island. Wilson, in his Hist, of N. Y.. 
Vol. III., p. 31, states "even Quakers tolerated occasional visits 
from pirates because they spent their money freely." (Thomas 
Townsend was a Quaker.) 

That Maj. Thos, Jones was charged with being a pirate was 


nothing- strange. Coming as he did to Oyster Bay when it was 
the chief centre of the privateering business during Gov. 
Fletcher's administration, and being on friendly terms with him, 
as he was also with Matthias NicoU and Thos. Willett, members 
of Fletcher's Council, who later were suspended by Gov. Bello- 
mont for being involved in piracy, we are not surprised that Maj. 
Thos. Jones soon gained the ill will of the latter governor. Gov. 
Bellomont was a strong supporter of William as against James 
11., and his hostile attitude against Maj. Thos. Jones may have 
commenced during the struggles between those two monarchs. 

To show the extent of his bitterness against Maj. Thos. Jones, 
we cite a letter written by Gov. Bellomont in 1698 to the Lords 
of Trade, in which he says "that Col. Wm. Willet concealed pirate 
money from him, and that one Jones, formerly a pirate, endeavors 
in his deposition to clear Wm. Willett, besides which his oath is 
negative, and he is under a very ill character in the country, and 
T cannot for my part give credit to his evidence." (Doc. Relating 
to Col. Hist. N. Y., IV., p. 398.) 

In another letter written by him to the same under date of 
22 Oct., 1698, he states that Nicoll (whom he removed from the 
Council) stated that "by discountenancing piracy I should im- 
poverish the county," and further in his letter Bellomont adds 
"that Jones, formerly a pirate, endeavors in his deposition to clear 
Willett." (Doc. Relating to Coll. Hist. N. Y., IV., p. 398.) "This 
deposition of Jones is bound up in MSS. No. 8, along with those 
of Whitehead, Walters and Harrisons." This we have not seen. 

In another letter from Bellomont to same, dated 14 Nov., 
1698, he inclosed a letter from Jones which he states "will shew 
what a madness the people are in, in this Province, because I 
look sharp after pirates, etc." The letter is in Jones' own hand- 
writing and refers to one Smith, a pirate, whose money was seized 
last summer of £2,300." (Doc. Relating to Coll. Hist. N. Y., 
IV., p. 432.) 

The inhabitants of Long Island, especially in the vicinity of 
Oyster Bay, were at a very early period engaged in trading, both 
legal and otherwise In 1660 Gov. Stuyvesant complained to the 
Directors of the West India Company that the people near Oyster 
Bay exchanged their cattle, etc., for beaver skins, the latter of 
which were exported through New England and on which no duty 
was paid. (Doc. Rel. Coll. Hist. N. Y., XIV., p. 469.) Gov. 


Bellomont, speaking of this in 1699, complains of the private 
trade carried on by the merchants of Oyster Bay and adds, "To 
prevent this I have constituted one John Townsend a custom 
house officer with a salary of £30 per annum." (Doc. Rel. to Coll. 
Hist, of N. Y., IV., p. 516.) 

This John Townsend (who was a brother-in-law of Maj. 
Thos. Jones) soon resigned, saying "the people of his town were 
mostly his relations, and had threatened his life." 

In a letter from the Boards of Trade to Gov. Cranston, of 
Rhode Island, dated 9 May, 1696, the Governor was warned that 
piracy was not to be allowed in His Majesty's colonies, and that 
complaints had been received charging one Wm. Mayse as a 
pirate, who had fitted out at Rhode Island, and that Thomas Jones 
was concerned in the "Old Bark" with Captain Want. The com- 
plaint further alleges that Jones lives in Rhode Island, and that 
Capt. Want gave up about three years ago. In reply to this, under 
date of 8 May, 1698, the Governor informed the Boards of Trade 
that "His Majestic had been misinformed in relation to the mat- 
ter, and that Mayse had his clearance from the custom house 
here, and as for Capt. Want we neither know the man or ever 
had sight of his ship." (See J. Carter Brown MSS. cited in Col. 
Records of Rhode Island, III., p. 322, 337.) 

In a letter from Jeremiah Basse, Gov. of New Jersey, dated 
London, 26 July, 1697, he speaks of one Ive, a pirate, that came 
to Rhode Island and thence to New York, fitted out again and 
carried with him one Want in a brigantine. Thev are said to have 
since strengthened themselves by taking a vessel belonging to 
merchants of New York, commanded by one Glover, and it is 
reported they have made some remittances to the owners to make 
some satisfaction for that depredation. (New Jersev Archives. 
Vol. II., p. 158.) 

From all this we can readily see that many false charges were 
made, and all by persons who were directly connected with the 
Crown, and in all probability personally interested themselves. 

That some of the enterprising 17th century seafaring traders 
occasionally picked up some Spanish trade we do not doubt, but 
we must not confound such acts with the lawful captures of the 
day and place them in the same category with Kidd and others. 

When we consider that during the last quarter of the 17th 
century there were more seafaring men, shipbuilding and the 


putting up of sea stores in New Amsterdam than any other part 
of the country we can but claim that such men as Maj. Thos. 
Jones, pirates or otherwise, had, and did play no little part in the 
making of the New World. Their enterprises were widespread 
and legitimate, but they were followed by a lawless set of sea 
robbers, and early in 1700, when piracy reached its height, our 
ancestor and his contemporaries were in their graves. 

To further prove that Maj. Thos. Jones was a regularly com- 
missioned privateer under King James IL, we have the following 
remarkable record of the trial of a Thomas Jones and others in 
England, for being pirates. The facts in this trial so tally with 
the various family traditions, dates, and historical accounts handed 
down to us concerning Maj. Thos. Jones there can be but little 
doubt that it is one and the same person. The trial, which can 
be read at length, is printed in the old English law reports en- 
titled "State Trials," Vol. XII., paragraph 1269. 

"Trial of Thomas Jones and others as pirates, though acting 
under King James II. commission, 5 William and Mary, A. D. 

" etc., since the commencement of King William's war 

several privateers were taken and detained in prison acting by 
King James II. commission." 

On July, 1692, it was resolved by the Lords of the Privy 
Council that they be tried as pirates having no commission from 
Kings, and during that year Dr. Oldish was ordered to proceed 
against them as pirates, but he declined and gave his opinion that 
they were no pirates, etc., etc. He gave his reasons before the 
Council that these men, viz., John Golding, Thomas Jones. John 
Ryan, Darby Collins, Richard Shivers, Patrick Quidley, John 
Slaughter and Constantine de Hartley showed a commission 
signed J. R., dated at the Court of St. Germain, with articles of 
instruction, etc., in the same form as privateers have, giving 
caution and security to bring prizes into the Court of Admiralty, 
etc. Dr. Oldish was removed as King's Advocate, and Dr. Lit- 
tleton, who succeeded him, tried the case and condemned them. 
All claimed that they were natives of Ireland and in actual ser- 
vice of King James IL, and had acted under his commission from 
the time the Prince of Orange invaded England to the surrender 
of Limerick, etc., etc. After condemnation they petitioned the 


House of Peers that they might be tried by juries and have coun- 
sel assigned them. 

Thomas Jones in his testimony stated "we accepted the King's 
commission and acted under it, and for wliich we were con- 
denmed as traitors, and we never received any protection from 
King WilHam, but served all along as subjects to King James II., 
etc., etc., and that after the surrender of Limerick we (and thou- 
sands more) were conveyed as enemies into France with our 
arms, brass guns and ammunition, and that being thus conveyed 
to France continued to act under King James II. as our King, 
and he all along, while we were in Ireland and after, commissioned 
us as his subjects, and that the ship and goods we took by virtue 
of a commission as privateers, etc., etc., and that therefore we 
ought to be treated as only enemies and prisoners of war, etc. 
Some of these men were executed, not all." 

In the life of King James II., Vol II., p. 527, by the Rev. J. 
S. Clarke, LL.B., it is stated that "these men were prosecuted by 
order of the Prince of Orange as pirates, and although Mr. Oldish 
declared it to be against all law and justice to repute those persons 
as robbers in time of war who acted by commission from crowned 
head, one Golding was judged as having no commission and was 

Prior to 1690 no trace of Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i) has been 
discovered that can be fully relied upon. His family were early 
in England, but undoubtedly were of Welsh extraction, and had 
long lived in the north part of Ireland. He was born about 1665 
in Strabane, Tyrone County, Ireland, and was actively engaged 
in the civil war of his time. 

"There were persons of his name born in Ireland who might 
act his part, and one Thomas Jones, with others, including the 
Clarendon family, who generally took the other side, followed 
King James II. from England over to France and Ireland. This 
one probably received a commission to serve in Ireland in his 
support and was there in 1689. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

King James arrived in Ireland in 1689 and called a Parlia- 
ment in the following year. 

"Many of the Protestant gentry of Ireland thought that tht 
rights of the British Crown should not be forfeited because of the 
religion or the political errors of the wearer of that crown for 
the time being, and hence took up arms in defence." (Introduc- 


tion to Thos. Jones' Hist, of N. Y., by Edward F. de Lancey, Vol. 
I., p. liv.) 

'Xiving at the time, and in a country widely disturbed by the 
political actions of James II., Maj. Thos. Jones actively supported 
this idea, and was engaged in the battle of the Boyne, in 1690. 
and remained there in service for a short time ; this is his earliest 
identification, and although strongly supporting his royal master, 
King James II., it is doubtful as to whether he was in action at 
the battle of Aghrim ; but he may have been included in the capitu- 
lation of Limerick in 1691." (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

By this defeat the Irish were obliged to sue for peace, and a 
treaty was signed by which the Romanists were restored to the 
enjoyment of those liberties in the exercise of their religion which 
they possessed under Charles II., and the soldiers and others were 
permitted to leave Ireland for any other country excepting Eng- 
land and Scotland. (Hume's Eng., Vol. VII.). In consequence 
of this over ten thousand persons who fought under James II. 
went to France. This revolution of 1688 ended the Stuart power 
and transferred the crown of England from James II to William 
and Mary, (Green's English People.) 

Maj. Thomas Jones sailed from Strabane in Ireland in 1692, 
and landed at Port Royal in the island of Jamaica, where he was 
at the time of the great earthquake in June of that year. Letters 
of the rector of Port Royal and descriptive accounts appear in the 
Gentlemen's Mag. for 1750, page 213. An armed vessel was 
there called the Swan frigate, and another the Siam Merchant. 
Morse in his Universal Geography (printed in 1796) has much 
to say concerning the disaster and adds that the Swan frigate, 
which lay in the dock, afforded a retreat to hundreds of people. 
(See also Edward's West Indies.) 

Tradition tells us one of these vessels was under the commanfl 
of Maj. Thos. Jones, but there is nothing to verify it. 

It is not known whether he possessed any distinguishing title 
at the time of his arrival in Port Royal, but he was engaged there 
in the privateering business under letters of marque from James 


On his arrival in Rhode Island in 1692, it is said he held a 
commission as captain. Col. Fletcher was Governor of New 
York from 1692 to 1698, and perhaps allowed him a commission 


or recognized him as a captain to cruise against Spain while she 
was at war with England. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

In Rhode Island he became associated with Capt. Thomas 
Townsend, an active trader, married his daughter Freelove, and 
took part in his numerous enterprises. Capt. Thomas Townsend 
was a son of John Townsend and his wife Elizabeth, who were 
very early on Long Island (N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec, Vol. IV.. 
p. 128). 

Thompson's Hist, of L. I., Vol. II., p. 343, asserts that John 
Townsend, with his brothers Henry and Richard, were in Boston 
in 1637, from whence they removed to Flushing, L. I. He came 
from Norwich, County of Norfolk, England, before 1645, as in 
that year he had a patent, with others, from Gov. Kieft for the 
town of Flushing. (Memorial Townsend Brothers, p. 121.) The 
Townsends were Quakers and were soon at variance with the 
Dutch authorities, both in politics and religion. John Townsend 
was named by Gov. Stuyvesant as among those principal persons 
who resist the Dutch mode of choosing sheriff, and who refuse 
to contribute their share to the maintenance of Christian ministers, 
and on Jan. 23, 1648, he with others were summoned to appear 
before the Governor and Council at Fort Amsterdam. (Memo, of 
Townsend Brothers.) 

Capt. Townsend was baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church 
of New York, having his uncle Henry Townsend (as spelled in 
the record Hendrick Tousen), Rebecca Breton, and Claertje Ger- 
rits as his sponsors, on 16 Dec, 1642. (N. Y. Gen. and Biog. 
Rec. 5, p. 32.) From this we infer that his wife, Elizabeth, was 
not of the Quaker faith. 

Capt. Thomas Townsend was in Rhode Island after the Dutch 
and English war, and was engaged in trading at that place, but 
later returned to Hempstead Harbor and Oyster Bay, L. I. He 
obtained land at the latter place and built a house there about 

In 1677 he was named as a patentee, thereby securing his title 
to land in Oyster Bay, and was next in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 
in 1686, where he was chosen sheriff in 1696. (Col. Rec. Rhode 
Island, III., p. 312.) 

At a town meeting held at Portsmouth, 4 May, 1698, it was 
voted "that whereas Thos. Townsend, late sheriff, did by his 
neglect let Wm. Downs, a pirate, escape from jail, voted that said 


Townsend be brot to trial for said act." (Col. Rec. R. I., III., p. 
333.) Shortly after this he removed to Tiverton, as in a confirma- 
tion of a deed dated July, 1702, to his daughter Sarah, now the 
wife of Abraham Underbill, he calls himself "now living in Tiver- 
ton, county of Bristol, Provmce of Mass." This deed, found among 
the papers of Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), was acknowledged before 
Joseph Sheffield, assistant, on 6 July, 1702, at Portsmouth, R. I., 
and witnessed by Christopher Almy, John Hoggeshall (or Cogge- 
shall) and Isaac Lawton. 

His first wife, the mother of his children, according to the 
MSS. of Geo. W. Cox, of Glen Cove, L. I., was Sarah, daughter 
of Robert Coles, of Rhode Island, and his wife Mary, daughter 
of Samson Hawxhurst. 

If this is correct (which his researches seem to prove), then 
his father John Townsend's wife Elizabeth must have been other 
than a daughter of this same Robert Coles, as has been asserted 
by Savage, and also by Austin in his Gene. Dictionary of Rhode 
Island, and further it is highly improbable that the father and son 
should have married sisters. 

The three brothers, John, Henry and Richard Townsend, were 
in Oyster Bay about 1661, and married, according to Savage and 
Austin, respectively Elizabeth, Ann and Deliverance Coles, daugh- 
ters of Robert Coles, of Rhode Island. In this the Townsend 
family records differ, and state that the elder brother, John, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Montgomery. The Hawxhurst family records, re- 
cently published in the N. Y. Gen. and Biog, Soc. Reeds., Vol. 
XXXII., p. 173, name her as a daughter of Robert Coles and his 
wife Mary, daughter of Samson Hawxhurst. This we doubt, as 
stated before, and hold that Elizabeth Montgomery is possibly 
more correct. 

Robert Coles, the ancestor of the Coles family of L. I., came 
with Winthrop to Ipswich, Mass., about 163 1. He married Mary, 
daughter of Samson Hawxhurst, of Warwick Co., Eng, (N. Y. 
Gen. and Biog. Soc. Rec, XXXIL, p. 173). Fuller's Hist, of 
Warwick, Conn., states he had at least three children ; a son, John, 
and two daughters, who married Richard and Henry Townsend, 
of Oyster Bay. His great grandson, Thomas Coles, of Muskeeta 
Cove. L. I., married Amelia, daughter of Divine Hewlett, of Cold 
Spring Harbor, L. I., 15 Nov., 1808. 

Capt. Thomas Townsend married as his second wife Mary, 


widow of Col. Job Almy, and daughter of Christopher and Susan- 
nah Unthank, of Warwick, R. I., by whom he had no issue. 
(Austin Gene. Diet, of R. I.) 

The children by his first wife were Temperance, Sylvanus, 
Freelove, Sarah and John, of whom Freelove, the maternal an- 
cestor of the Jones family, was born 29 Dec, 1674. He was a 
man of "untiring energy and for many years took an active and 
leading part in the early matters of Oyster Bay, and in the set- 
tlement of the boundary disputes between the towns of Huntington 
and Oyster Bay, and in the dealings between his townspeople and 
the Indians the services of our trusty and beloved friend, Thos. 
Townsend, were indispensable." 

ITis title of captain was of military order, and during his so- 
journ in Oyster Bay he held the offices of Constable, Recorder 
and Justice. He appears there in an official way as late as 171 2, 
when he returned to Rhode Island, where he died. His children, 
as above named, were all born upon Long Island. In his official 
position as Justice we find him performing the marriage ceremony, 
and it has been thought he performed that rite between his daugh- 
ter and Maj. Thos. Jones. 

James Townsend (a brother of Capt. Thomas), whose grand- 
daughter married into the Hewlett family of Long Island, and 
died in 1697, married first Delivered, probably a daughter of Peter 
Wright, of Oyster Bay, and secondly Jane Ruddick, 16 Oct.. 
1677. ^6 ^v^s town surveyor and laid out the lands upon Unqua 
and Lattius Neck on Long Island, which later became the property 
of his brother-in-law, Maj. Thos. Jones. 

Ruemourn Townsend, son of James, married Mary, daughter 
of Capt. John Allen, of Great Neck, L. I. She survived him and 
married Wm. Moyles, by whom she had no issue. By her first 
husband, Ruemourn, she had Mary, Sarah and Restore. Mary, 
the eldest, b. 5 Dec, 1729, married Wm. Willis, and had issue six 
children, one of whom, Esther, b. 21 Sept., 1762, married Walter 
Jones (III. 13) ; another, named Townsend, married Hannah 
Bowne, whose daughter, Abigail, married Samuel Jones as his 
second wife. Sarah Townsend, another daughter of Ruemourn, 
b. 18 March, 1736, d 9 Sept., 1808, married John Hewlett, of East 
Woods, L. I., son of John and Hannah, his wife, daughter of Col. 
John Jackson, of Jerusalem, L. I. Hannah Hewlett, daughter of 


this John Hewlett, b. 4 Feb., 1762, d. 9 Dec, 1850, married John 
Jones (III. 12), son of William (II. 7). 

This Ruemourn Townsend was a posthumous child, and tra- 
dition states "that his mother comparing the bitterness of her 
grief to rue named him Ruemourn." 

John Townsend, son of Capt. Thomas, married in Rhode 
Island 28 April, 1692, Rebecca Almy, and removed to Oyster Bay, 
where he was Supervisor and Justice, and for his services in sec- 
tling the new allotments of land in the "New Purchase of Oyster 
Bay," the owners presented him with a tract of land. His wife 
d. 24 Feb., 1703, and he married secondly Rose, daughter of 
Mary Townsend and John Wright, and widow of Nathaniel Coles, 
Jr. He d. on 6 Nov., 1709 of the smallpox. He is called in the 
records "Rhode Island John," and by his deeds and his formal 
family record in the Town Clerk's office of Oyster Bay (Liber C. 
folio 177) furnishes very substantial data for his brother-in-law, 
Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i). 

The early history of Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i) and his allied 
family, the Townsends, is so interwoven with the early settle- 
ments of the towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead that some ac- 
count of these places seems necessary. 

Long Island was originally peopled by several tribes of In- 
dians, of whom the Merrick (or Merikoke) tribe claimed all the 
lands south of the middle of the island from Rockaway on the 
west to the west line of the town of Oyster Bay on the east, and 
were probably a part of the Massapequa tribe, whose principal set- 
tlement was at Fort Neck, and north to the middle of the island. 
The Matinecock tribe claimed all the lands east of Newtown to 
Smithtown (possibly to Nesaquake River). They were a large 
tribe and had settlements at Flushing, Glen Cove, Cold Spring, 
and Huntington. 

The island was very much coveted by the Dutch and English, 
each claiming ownership on the grounds of prior discoveries, the 
Dutch having settled on the west, and the English on the east 
end of the island. They had traded largely with the Indians, and 
found the beaver skins very profitable, the largest beaver dams 
being in the middle of the island, near Southampton. Difficulties 
soon arose between them, and some of the English settlements 
that were within the jurisdiction of the Dutch were forced to 
swear allegiance to the latter by Gov. Stuyvesant, even after the 


boundaries had been settled by the commissioners, who met in 
Hartford, Conn., on 15 Sept., 1650. 

In 1640 the EngHsh attempted a settlement at Oyster Bay, but 
the Dutch Gov. Keift drove them away. In 1644, Gov. Keift 
granted a patent for Hempstead to John Fordham and other Eng- 
lishmen, which extended from Hempstead Bay west to Matthew 
Garetson's Bay, and extending southwardly to the South Sea ; this 
included the present towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. 
In 1647 ^ division was made of this Patent between sixty-seven 

"In the Dutch towns generally the lands were purchased by 
the Governor, and by him granted out to individuals ; purchases 
from the Indians and actual occupation being necessary to both 
the Dutch and English for a good title. In the English towns on 
Dutch territory the lands were bought directly from the Indian 
chiefs." (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

The war of 1653-4 nearly destroyed the Hempstead settlement, 
and many of the English went to Oyster Bay and Huntington. 

In 1665 the English were in possession of the country, and 
the first Provincial Assembly under British rule was held in that 
year. The Dukes Laws "were passed, boundaries settled and 
Long Island was divided into Ridings — what is now Suffolk Co. 
constituted the East Riding, Newtown the West Riding, and the 
remainder of Queens and what is now Nassau Co. the North 
Riding ; also persons who had bought lands from the natives were 
required to obtain patents of confirmation to establish their titles." 
From 1672 to 1674 the Dutch were again in possession of the 
colony, and orders were issued to the towns of Long Island to 
send their commissioners to New^ York with powers to make their 
submission to the Prince of Orange. Oyster Bay complied, but 
Huntington refused. 

In 1674 the government was again restored, and on 17 Oct., 
1683, the first Colonial Legislature (consisting of Gov. Dongan 
and members chosen by the people) assembled in New York and 
elected Matthias Xicoll their Speaker. The Ridings were abol- 
ished, some of the Dukes Laws were repealed, a Court of Sessions 
established in each county, and a court in each town on Long 

In 1693, by an Act of Assembly, the name of Long Island was 


changed to Nassau, and although never repealed soon became ob- 

Acts were passed for settling and maintaining the ministry, 
subject to the approval of the Governor (who favored Episco- 
pacy), and Queens County was taxed £120 for their maintenance. 
Much dissatisfaction ensued. Lord Cornbury came over as Gov- 
ernor in 1702. He was a son of Henry Hide, second Earl of Clar- 
endon, and a brother of Anne, wife of King James H. He was 
also a cousin of Queen Ann, and was among the first to desert 
the army of James H. He was a strong supporter of the Church 
of England, and his zeal caused him to commit acts in Queens 
Co. that brought out strong opposition from the dissenters, who 
were mainly Presbyterians, and who were the popular party of 
the day. 

The town of Oyster Bay was, as before stated, long disturbed 
by dissensions between its early settlers. Its settlement in some 
respects was peculiar. It was claimed by the Dutch who had early 
settled there on what is now called the Oyster Bay Cove Road, 
extending from the village of Oyster Bay to Syosset and the 
Hempstead Plains. Some Englishmen had also settled there as 
early as 1640, probably on Hog Island (now Centre Island), but 
were driven away by the Dutch. 

By the boundary line of 1650 the English were to have all 
the land on Long Island east of a line drawn from the west side 
of Oyster Bay Harbor, "and so in a straight and direct line to 
the sea," and the Dutch all the land to the west of this line. This 
boundary line was never ratified or signed by the Governors, and 
therefore never became a regular boundary of the town, but for 
a long time was adhered to as the division line between the two 
parties. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

In 1654 some English again settled at Oyster Bay, but at a 
meeting of the Council (Gov. Stuyvesant being absent) orders 
were given the commissioners to visit the "new settlement at 
Oyster Bay, and order the withdrawal of all Englishmen who 
had settled there during 1654." (Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N. Y., Vol. 
XIV., p. 311.) 

The large trading business carried on at Oyster Bay was a 
source of much trouble, and customs duties were wholly evaded. 
To prevent this the Directors in Holland ordered a block house 
to be built "at our limits advanced to Oyster Bay," but as the 


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boundaries were then in dispute, the house was never built (Doc 
Rcl. Col. Hist. N. Y., XIV., p. 430.) 

Gov. Stuyvesant, alluding to this block house, states in a letter 
to the Directors under date of 21 April, 1660, "We cannot assure 
yon that it will prevent the invasions of the English, etc.," and 
"that the English under your jurisdiction here sell their cattle, etc., 
for beavers, and take the latter overland to their villages, and ex- 
change them for English goods imported there without inspec- 

The disputes concerning the boundary line of 1650 can be 
readily understood by reference to Gov. Stuyvesant's letter to the 
Directors in 1659, wherein he remarks: "We have had but little 
intercourse with our neighbors of New England, but we cannot 
persuade them that they deviate from the boundary agreement of 
1650. The only question is about the location of Oyster Bay ; the 
oldest inliabitant of New Netherland places it two and a half 
leagues farther east than the oldest inhabitant of New England. 
The land comprised in these two and a half leagues is very poor, 
but the convenient location of the bay is of greater consequence, 
for if it remains in possession of and is settled by the English 
it will be an open door for smugglers." 

Speaking of the block house he adds : "If built according to the 
statements of the Dutch, two and a half leagues further east, the 
English village of Huntington would come within the limits of 
New Netherlands, and we would meet with opposition." (Doc. 
Rel. Col. Hist. N. Y. XIV., p. 440.) 

The settlement of Oyster Bay began soon after the agreement 
of 1650. The earliest conveyance for land there was from the 
Matinecock sachem in 1653 to Peter Wright, Samuel Mayo, and 
Wm. Leveridge. On 16 Sept., 1661, Henry Townsend had land 
granted him there "on the west side thereof," for the purpose of 
erecting a mill on the stream later called Mill River. 

The scene now changed. The Westminster Treaty had been 
signed in 1673, and by it all the New Netherlands was ceded to 
the English. The Dutch power in America ended, and all those 
who had been driven away began to return. y\ndros was made 
Governor, and on 16 Sept., 1677, he issued a patent of confimia- 
tion for the lands already purchased from the natives in the town 
of Oyster Bay. 

Many purchases of lands were now made from the Indians, 


and in 1695, when Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i) came upon the scene, 
the Townsend family and others were firmly located there as free- 

Capt. Thomas Townsend, and his son-in-law, Maj. Thos. 
Jones, made many and large purchases of land from the Indians, 
and their transactions in these matters show them to have been 
on friendly terms with them. These purchases on the part of 
Maj. Thos. Jones became very numerous, and at the time of his 
death he was possessed of several thousand acres of land in the 
town of Oyster Bay, a large part whereof is now {1900) in the 
possession of his descendants. 

From all this we can form some idea of the state of affairs 
existing in Oyster Bay when Maj. Thos. Jones settled there in 
'1695, with his young wife, then only twenty years of age. On 
their arrival there her father gave them a house in which he had 
formerly lived, and a lot of land on the easterly side of what was 
called South Street. This house, now (1900) standing, is in a 
good state of preservation, but somewhat changed in appearance 
by the addition of two dormer windows, and is one of the oldest 
houses in Ovster Bay. 

Late in the year following ( 1696) they removed to Oyster 
Bay "at the south," as it was called, where Maj. Thos. Jones had 
erected a house on Fort Neck, on the easterly bank of Massapequa 
River, which later became known as the "Old Brick House." This 
river was sometimes called Brick House Creek, and Jones's Creek. 
The house and lot of land first mentioned, in the "Town spot of 
Oyster Bay," was built by Thomas Townsend in 1660. From 
records left by Maj. Thos. Jones we learn that it was conveyed 
by John Townsend, of Susum (now Jericho) to John Rogers on 
14 Jan., 1686, and contained six acres of land. Rogers conveyed 
to Ephraim Carpenter, Jr., 30 March, 1695, who on 9 June, 1696, 
conveyed the same to Capt. Thos. Townsend (Liber B., folio 408, 
Oyster Bay Reeds.) (Liber 4, foHo 118, Queens Co.) On 29 
June, 1696, Capt. Thos. Townsend assigned his conveyance from 
Carpenter to "Maj. Thos. Jones, of Rhode Island, my son-in-law, 
and his wife Freelove, my daughter" (Liber B, folio 408, Oyster 
Bay Reeds.), reserving the right to repurchase the same within 
five years, for the sum of ^71. The deed from Carpenter embraced 
several other small pieces of land. 

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stay at Oyster Bay, or until 24 June, 1712, when Maj. Thos. Jones 
sold the place to George Townsend for £80. (Liber 6, folio 496, 
Queens Co.) 

On 17 July, 1713, the surveyors of the town "laid out to Geo. 
Townsend on ye right he bought of Thomas Jones" this house 
lot, and by their report contained 7^2 acres of land. (Lib. D, 
folio 2^, O. Bay.) From this time until about 1859 it remained out 
of the possession of the Jones family, when they again became 
possessed of some interest in it through Eleanor Burtis, daughter 
of Elbert H. Jones (IV. 5), and wife of James M. Burtis, of 
Oyster Bay. 

The history of this house is interesting. We quote from an 
article published in the Oyster Bay Pilot of 1896: 

"Thos. Townsend and his wife lived there but a year or two, 
when Joseph Weeks moved in. Joseph was a son of Francis, 
owner of the land." (I have seen no such conveyance.) "John 
Weeks, his son, married Rebecca Coles, and succeeded to the 
homestead. Jane Summers, his daughter, lived there after her 
parents, with her husband. Samuel S. Summers. In 1859 the place 
was sold to Jane Summers' nephew, Townsend W. Burtis, when 
it later came into possession of his son, James M. Burtis, who 
with his wife Eleanor Jones lived there some years. 

"A house more peculiarly constructed could not be found now. 
It is bullet proof, although to look at it one might suppose a pin 
might be thrust through its outer walls. Its exterior is covered 
with shingles, then comes three inches of solid oak, behind which 
are two inches of loam and sea weed. Wood covers this, and in 
turn is covered with plaster, the whole making a wall seven or 
eight inches in thickness. The house contains thirteen rooms, and 
in some may be seen the portholes for rifles used in defending 
the house against attack from the Indians." 

Maj. Thos. Jones was now a freeholder, and this "Home Lot" 
in the "Town Spot of Oyster Bay" gave him certain rights in the 
common or undivided lands of the town, one of which was the 
general herding of cattle in one large herd under the mutual pro- 
tection of the freeholders. This necessitated marks of ownership, 
called cattle marks, and each freeholder had one alloted to him 
which was registered in the records of the town. In addition to 
this, each town had its own mark, the town of Huntington being 
the letter E, while that of Oyster Bay was F. These marks were 


branded upon the cattle, and furnished proof of ownership when 
a pubHc division of them was made at the close of the season. 

The original record of Maj. Thos. Jones' cattle mark is lost, 
but his son William (II. 7), to whom it was assigned after his 
father's death, caused it put on record in his name on 21 April, 
1734. (Liber G, folio 19, Oyster Bay Conveyances.) This 
record recites "it was his father's, Thomas Jones', mark." The 
record is accompanied by the following diagram, and describes it 
as " a swallow fork on ye right ear, and a half penny under ye 
left ear." 

Many of the earliest records of the town have been lost, some 
of which were never recorded, and others were kept by the own- 
ers and put on record several at a time long after the execution 
of the papers, and even then, in many instances, only such ones as 
the grantee or owner thought best. 

The earliest and original book of records of the town (called 
Vol. A), has long since disappeared and with it much early history. 
The present Volume A is a copy in part of the old one, and was 
transcribed by Samuel Underbill and Samuel Willis in 1742, who 
were ordered to do so by the freeholders of the town, and who 
at a town meeting held on 21 Jan., 1743, reported that they "had 
transcribed 2d record into a new book, etc., etc., or so much 
thereof as we convened to be any ways essential for the estab- 
lishment of any title of land, etc., and such part of the old record 
which we did not apprehend to be needful or worthy of memory, 
which constitutes chiefly of Justice Courts, marriages, and such 
like matter of small moment we have left blank." (Liber A, folio 
I, Oyster Bay.) 

In the following year the freeholders of the town were ordered 
by David Seaman and Penn Townsend (Justices of the Peace) "to 
assemble together at ye church or town house in order to viev/ 
the book of records A, which is now transcribed." 

Major Thomas Jones (I. i), as well as some of the early 
members of the Townsend family, had much to do in laying out 
the town lands, and as late as 28 Apl., 17 13 (only eight months 
before his death), he was engaged in laying out land for the 


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Map of "The Town Spot" of Oyster Bay, L. I., showing (approximately) the relative positions of 

the " Home Lots " of its early settlers, and the succeeding ownerships to each. The roads 

or streets as indicated being the only ones probably in use at that day. The map 

is not drawn to any scale, and distances cannot be calculated from it. 


proprietors of the "New Purchase" of Oyster Bay, or Matinecock 
lands, for which service rendered the town he and others were 
granted eighteen acres of land in that purchase, at a town meeting 
then held. 

At this same meeting there were also granted him individually 
37 acres of land lying upon the highway leading from Oyster 
Bay to Cedar Swamp, "which land was laid out to Thomas Jones 
in consideration of £21, which he paid for the proprietors of the 
New Purchase in the law suit against Andrew Gibbs." (Liber 
7, folio 45, Queens Co.) 

Both families were noted for the active parts taken by them 
in the development of the town, both politically and otherwise, 
and at a later period, when some rivalry existed between them 
as to political prestige, the warcry of the Townsend supporters 
was. "The Joneses have the money, but the Townsends have the 

On March 2, 1699, he was admitted (by deed under seal) as 
associate freeholder under the original Patent of Oyster Bay, 
granted by Gov. Andros on 29 Sept., 1677. This deed, executed 
by Josias Latting and Maj. Thos. Jones' (I. i) father-in-law, 
Thos. Townsend, recites "that at its date except themselves none 
of the other patentees were left alive." 

On 30 Dec, 1701, he and many other "Protestant subjects" 
signed a petition to his Majesty King William III., begging to be 
relieved of being unjustly accused of infamy, and of being un- 
faithful subjects, and of being turned out of the government by 
the late Earl of Bellomont (Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N.Y., Vol. 4, p.- 
937), and on 2d of Oct., 1702, he signed, with others, a petition 
to Lord Cornbury declaring his "sincerity and fcrver of affection 
to his Lordship." (Ibid., Vol. 4, p. 1008.) 

Of the early settlers of the "Town Spot of Oyster Bay" — 
those who were contemporaneous with him — we might say more. 
The map on the preceding page will give some idea as to who 
they were, and the relative situations of the "Home Lots," also 
the boundary line established between the Dutch and English in 
1650. The location of each "Home Lot," as indicated by dotted 
lines, with the name of its owner, and those succeeding him, arc 
mainly taken from the "Memorial of the Townsend Brothers." 

Maj. Thos. Jones (L i) apparently never intended to reside 


permanently in Oyster Bay, yet he was always more or less iden- 
tified with it and its immediate vicinity. 

On 29 June, 1696, his father-in-law gave him a large tract 
of land on Fort Neck, on the south side of Long Island, where 
he built the "Old Brick House," and remained there until his 
death in 1713. The deed embraces two pieces of land, consisting 
of 300 acres, and shows in a remarkable way the cordial relations 
existing between father and son-in-law, and other points of note. 


Thomas Townsend to Thomas Jones, June 29, 1696- (Liber 4, p. 114, 
Queens Co.) Etc. "Be it known that I, Captain Thomas Townsend, of 
Portsmouth, on Rhode Island, for and in consideration of my natural 
love and affection to Thomas Jones, of Rhode Island, my son-in-law, and 
to Freelove, his wife, my natural daughter ; and for their well demeaning 
themselves to guarde me, and for other good causes and considerations, 
me, ye sd Thomas Townsend especially moveing, have given, granted and 
assigned unto this Thomas Jones, and Freelove, his wife, as a free 
gift, all of a certain parcell of land, lying and being upon Massapequa on 
Fort Neck at ye south of Oyster Bay in Queens Co., &c., &c., con- 
taining in all, more or less, &c., &c., which said tracts is att large to be 
seen in and by ye Indian deed to me bearing date ye 31st day of May, 1693. 
and ye other ye first day of June, 1694. Together with all rights, &c., &c., 
with priveledge to set up mills on said Fort Neck River, &c., reserving to 
myself the right to improve any of the above granted lands, and to build 
and plow, and pasture, &c.„ and what I shall see cause, and ye same to 
possess, and enjoy during my natural life, and the life of my new wife 
Mary, and after her decease to return to sd Thomas Jones and his wife." — 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

John Newman, 
Nathaniel Coles, Sr., 

Sarah X Coles. 


Thomas Townsend [L. S.l. 

Before these purchases (as cited in this deed) were made of 
the Indians, Capt. Thomas Townsend obtained a license from (jOv. 
Andros, on 18 Oct., 1677, "to purchase lands of the Indian pro- 
prietors adjoining their meadows on the south, and also on the 
north, so much of their land called Matinecock." (Doc. Rel. Col. 
Hist., Vol. 14, p. 731.) 

This deed to Maj. Thos. Jones, with several later ones, gave 


him possession of the whole of Fort Neck, embracing some 680 
acres, which at his death he bequeathed to his son David (II. 2). 
Of these latter mentioned deeds, the principal one was from the 
Indians under date of 21 Apl., 1707, and conveyed all their lands 
at Alassapequa, bounded on the south by the Salt Meadow, on the 
north by Thomas Powell's and Thomas Whitson's land or pur- 
chase, and on the west to West Neck, and on east to make a 
north and south line from the east side of Latting's Neck, con- 
taining in quantity more or less. Consideration, £5. 

This deed embraced a large extent of country, and ]\Iaj. Thos. 
Jones' brother-in-law, John Townsend, was a joint purchaser 
in it with him, but on 15 Nov., 1707, the latter released all his 
rights in this deed to Maj. Thos. Jones. 

On June 4, 1707 (after this purchase from the Indians), a 
town meeting was held at Oyster Bay and "there was granted to 
Thomas Jones and John Townsend, by a free and unanimous vote, 
all their rights which they have to all the land at the south which 
the sd Thomas Jones and John Townsend bought or purchased 
of the Indians, bearing date ye 21 April, 1707, etc., reserving to 
ourselves all }e land we formerly bought and laid out on Uncoway 
Neck." (Liber B, No. 2, folio 662, Queens Co.) By referring 
to map on previous page it will be seen that this deed included 
Unqua Neck (excepting such as reserved), and also Little Neck. 

Thompson's L. I. (publication of 1839, page 338) speaking 
of the deed of gift to Maj. Thos. Jones in 1695, remarks "He re- 
ceived a valuable tract of land called Fort Neck, and where he 
erected the first substantial dwelling house made of bricks burned 
upon the place, in that part of Long Island, and which stood for 
more than one hundred and fifty years, and familiarly known for 
the last fifty years as the "Old Brick House." He further states 
(Vol. I, p. 508) "That of the many traditions of this extraordinary 
personage very little can be relied upon." 

When Maj. Thos. Jones built this house there was not an- 
other one standing within several miles of it. It was a wild and 
desolate region, and the Massapequa meadows (whereon the 
house stood) were bounded on the north by dense woodland, the 
abiding place, perhaps, of hostile Indians, and on the south by 
the "Great South Bay." 

Touching this we quote from Denton's Hist, of N. Y. : "Ap- 
proaching westerly through the island we meet with an ancient 


dwelling on Fort Neck, which a century ago or more was known 
as the Haunted House, and had many strange and wonderful 
stories connected with it, and a lonely grave marked by an old 
tombstone some little distance from the house, on the banks of 
a small stream; a most solitary spot surrounded by a low earth 

An article in the New York Mirror (copied by Thompson) 
states: "This venerable edifice is still standing though much di- 
lapidated, and is an object of awe to all the people in the neigh- 
borhood. The traveller cannot fail to be struck with its reverend 
and crumbling ruins as his eye first falls upon it from the turn- 
pike, and if he has heard the story he will experience a chilly 
sensation and draw a long breath while he looks at the circular, 
sashless windows in the gable end. Those windows have been 
left open ever since the old man's death. His sons and grand- 
sons used to try all manner of means in their power to close them 
up. They put in sashes, and they boarded them up, and they 
bricked them up, but all would not do ; so soon as night came their 
work would be destroyed, strange sights would be seen and awful 
voices heard." 

Furman, in his Antiquities of L. I., has this to say of it : "Ap- 
proaching westwardly through the island, we meet Fort Neck, 
with an old-fashioned brick house which was many years ago 
owned and occupied by a Captain Jones, who is reputed to have 
been a pirate, and in it he died. Tradition (he adds) says that 
at the time of his death a large black crow (which the people 
supposed to be a demon) hovered over his bed, and when life was 
extinct the crow made its exit through the west end of the house. 
The story is still told by the oldest inhabitant as a fact, and further 
that the hole through which the crow made his departure cannot 
be stopped, and as often as it is closed it is opened by some un- 
known means." 

Furman tells us he saw the house in 1827, and it was then 
a venerable looking building, "and was pointed out to me as the 
Haunted House," and further he adds that Captain Jones was 
buried not far from the house and his grave is to this day desig- 
nated as the "Pirate's Grave." 

This property of Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i), known as the Fort 
Neck property, was at the confluence of the Massapequa River 
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latter into the ocean, at a place called Jones' Inlet. The neck of 
land lying- to the west of the Massapcqua River was called West 
Neck, and adjoined land of the Seaman family, while that one to 
the east of Fort Neck is called Unqua. On the east bank of the 
Massapequa River, and but a short distance south of where the 
highway now crosses it, stood the "Old Brick House," which 
after withstanding the storms of one hundred and forty years was 
taken down in 1837 by the Hon. David S. Jones (IV. 7). 

Edward F. de Lancey in his introduction to Thomas Jones' 
Hist, of N. Y. (Vol. I, p. Iv), describes it as "A large and heavy 
building of two stories, with a wing on one side ; had a high roof, 
windows in its gables, and walls of great thickness, which were 
panelled inside with wood. The beams were moulded and cased 
in the style of that day in England." (See also Thompson L. 
I., Vol. i', p. 508.) 

The Old Brick House was an object of much interest, and on 
Feb. 7, 1867, at the first meeting of the Long Island Hist. Soc. 
John Fowler, Jr., read a paper on the "Ancient Homestead of the 
Jones Family of Queens Co." but no record of it appears to have 
been kept by the society. 

Respecting the so-called Indian forts on Fort Neck, which 
were occupied by the Indians, and taken from them in 1653 by 
Capt. John Underbill, under a commission from the English au- 
thorities of Rhode Island "To go against the Dutch or any ene- 
mies of the Commonwealth of England," Samuel Jones (III. 8) 
addressed a letter to John Pintard, secretar}^ of the N. Y. Hist. 
Soc, enclosing the following memoranda written by him in 1812: 

"When this part of Long Island was first settled by the Euro- 
peans they found two fortifications in the neighborhood upon a 
neck of land ever since called Fort Neck ; one of which is nearly 
square, each side of which is about thirty yards in length. The 
breastwork or parapet is of earth, and there is a ditch on the 
outside which appears to have been about six feet wide. The 
other one was on the southernmost point of the salt meadow ad- 
joining the bay, and consisted of palisadoes set in the meadow. 
The tide has worn away the meadow where the fort stood, and 
the place is now covered with water, but my father, Wm. Jones 
(II. 7), has told me that in his memory part of the palisadoes were 
standing." (N. Y. Hist. Soc. Col., Vol. III.) 

See Furman's Antiquities of L. I., p. 95, respecting these forts. 


These necks of land were on their southern extremity cov- 
ered with salt meadows, and were separated from another body 
of salt meadows (lying to the south of them) by the Great South 
Bay. These were considered by the early purchasers as part and 
parcel of the whole, and in general terms were called by the In- 
dians their Massapeage meadows. 

As Maj. Thos. Jones and his sons in course of time became 
possessed of the greater part of all these necks and meadows 
lying between the town of Hempstead on the west and the town 
of Huntington on the east, their early history may not be out of 
place here. 

While the Colony was much disturbed by the alternating su- 
premacy of the Dutch and English, the inhabitants of the town 
of Oyster Bay procured a release of them from the Indians on 
17 March, 1658, and were described as "All our meadows at the 
south side of this island, commonly called by the name of Mas- 
sapeage meadows ; on the west side bounded with the river called 
Warrasketuck, and on the east with the river called Arras- 

On 29 Sept., 1677, Gov. Andros issued Letters Patent confirm- 
ing these purchases (cited Vol. i, p. 238, Mend. Repts.) to Henry 
Townsend, Thomas Townsend and others, as patentees (the sam.'i 
who had received the Indian deed). 

In the Indian deed no mention is made of the southerly bound- 
ary, but in the Patent the south bounds are particularly described 
as being the "South Sea." 

In 1771 this "South Sea" bound became the source of a long 
lawsuit between the town of Oyster Bay and the Jackson and 
Jones families. The town claimed that the South Sea meant what 
we now call the Great South Bay, and not the Atlantic Ocean as 
claimed by the Jacksons and the Joneses, the former of whom 
had a patent from Gov. Cornbury, on 12 Sept., 1708, for "Beach 
and meadow land, bounded on the south by the sea on the south 
side of the beach to low water mark, and on the north by the 
Bay," extending from the town of Hempstead on the west to the 
town of Huntington on the east. This was granted to John 
Jackson, Sr., and John Jackson, Jr. The meadows in dispute were 
those lying on the south side of the Great South Bay, and next 
to the Atlantic Ocean (see map on preceding page). 

The Jacksons were defended by Samuel Jones (III. 8), and 


the suit was decided in their favor by the Supreme Court of the 
Colony, Judge David Jones (II. 2) sitting. 

William Jones (II. 7), a brother-in-law of the Jacksons, held 
a two-fifths interest in these meadows, and was much interested. 
See under William Jones (II. 7.) 

The beaches and meadows thus granted were held by the 
Jacksons in joint tenancy, and on the death of John Jackson, St., 
his son John Jackson, Jr., had a lawful right to the whole, and at 
his death bequeathed the whole equally between his sons John, 
Samuel and Richard Jackson. These meadows were of but little 
use in those days except to the Jacksons, who kept large herds 
of cattle and horses there, and the property remained in their 
hands until 19 Sept., 1762, when John, Samuel and Richard 
Jackson sold a one-fourth interest in the whole to their brother- 
in-law, William Jones (11. 7). 

Shortly after this the Hempstead people began to cut grass on 
the meadows and carry it away, which finally terminated, in 1769, 
in a lawsuit against Charles Simonson as a trespasser, in the 
Supreme Court, where judgment was rendered as just stated. 

In order to consult what steps were necessary in this matter, 
a special town meeting was called, and the freeholders of the town 
of Oyster Bay assembled at the house of George Weeks, "Where 
the elderly and most wise men of the town took a room upstairs 
to consult upon proper measures, and in this cabinet it was agreed 
that the town had no right to the beach and meadows southward 
of the bay that divides the Massapeage meadows from the beach." 
Notwithstanding this they agreed to assist Simonson in his suit, 
and appointed Zebulon Seaman, Benjamin Townsend, and George 
Townsend as his counsel, and the case went to the Supreme Court. 
From this time until about the close of the Revolutionary Wa*- 
the inhabitants did not attempt to trespass upon the meadows. 
From its close until 1787 (during which time William Jones (II. 
7) had died and the country was much disordered by the war) 
the inhabitants frequently cut the grass from the meadows with- 
out much interruption, and a movement was set on foot to put the 
meadows under town regulations, and by that means make a 
good title to the town. A town meeting was held, and it was 
voted to raise the sum of i20O to go to law with the Jacksons. 
After choosing their committee for that purpose, they were 
informed by James Townsend, of Duck Pond (who had known 


the Jacksons for a long time, and was well informed about their 
former suit), "That the town had no right in them premises," 
and advised the town to purchase some rights under the Jacksons. 

The committee acted in accordance with this advice, one of 
whom, Isaac Smith, went to New York to purchase Thomas 
Jones' (III. 3) confiscated rights of the commissioners of forfeited 
estates, and the others went to Cold Spring to see if David Jones 
(III. 7) would sell his right, which he finally did; and the town 
thereby became tenants in common with the Jacksons and the 

Just where the northerly limit of these necks of land was 
considered to be by the early proprietors is difficult to say. In 
1671 tlie owners professed to divide them into shares, and allotted 
them in severalty, but this appears only to have applied to that 
portion then covered by the salt meadows and adjoining the main- 

The earliest deed from the Indians (17 Mch., 1658) fails to 
give any northerly boundary, but a later one from them, dated 
20 Apl., 1690, to John Townsend, describes their extent "north- 
ward to ye Great Plains." This deed was for the whole of West 
Neck (exclusive of the salt meadows), of which no part came 
into possession of the Jones family until after the death of Maj. 
Thos. Jones (I. i), excepting such rights as the latter may have 
had under the general assignment to him by Thomas Townsend on 
II May, 171 1. These indefinite boundaries caused much trouble 
later on. 

On 18 of 8 month, 1695, the Indians executed a deed to 
Thomas Powell, Sr., for a large tract of land in the central part 
of the town of Oyster Bay, in which the bounds were fairly well 
described. Of these the southerly boundary (as shown on the 
map, opp. p. 31, and designated as Frost's and Jones' line), ap- 
proximately gives us the northerly limits of these necks of land. 

This places it a little south of the present village of Farming- 
dale, and embraces an area of country extending into the interior 
about four and one-half miles northerly, and two and one-half 
miles east and west, or 7,000 acres of land. Deducting y^ from 
this for the West Neck, we have 4,700 acres which was vested in 
the children of Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), which later became 
the property of the Floyd- Jones family, and by actual survey 
contained 4,792 acres. Of this, 1,138 acres is meadow land and 


lies south of the "Old Indian Path" that formerly led across these 
necks, and now known as the South Side Tumpike Road. 

The deeds of gift to Maj. Thcs. Jones (before alluded to) have 
been claimed by historians as embracing the whole of Fort Neck 
and much of the surrounding country. I do not so construe them. 
They embraced but a small part of this neck, possibly 300 acres, 
but gave him control of that part between the "Old Indian Path" 
and the "Great South Bay," and had for its western boundary th^r 
Massapequa River. Prior small purchases had been made by the 
freeholders, individual allotments made, and the Indians were 
gradually forced into the interior. Many of these allotments or 
rights were given up or forfeited, and were transferred to Capt. 
Thomas Townsend in consideration of his assuming the rates 
levied upon them, and by him conveyed to Maj. Thomas Jones 
(I. i) in consideration of various sums of money. More than 
one hundred of these deeds and assignments of rights are now 
in possession of the family. 

On the north of the Powell purchase was an extensive tract of 
land lying between Bethpage and the high ridge of hills within 
the limits of Syosset, East Woods, Woodbury and Cold Spring. 
This was purchased of the Indians by Maj. Thomas Jones, Capt. 
Thos. Townsend, Edward White, John Williams and Hope Will- 
iams, on the 2d June, 1697, for i6 current money and one barrel 
of good cider. (Liber 4, folio 3, Queens Co.) 

This was heavily wooded and valuable, and many controversies 
arose over its relative boundaries between the Williamses, who 
owned the Great Plains on the south and west, and the Mayos, 
who had very early rights on the north, and other inhabitants of 
the town. 

This piece was described as beginning "at ye edge of ye 
Plains on ye south side ye old cart path that leadeth from Hemp- 
stead to Huntington town by ye head of Cold Spring, to ye line 
of division between ye town of Oyster Bay and ye town of Hunt- 
ington north bounder, thence from ye sd cart path south by ye 
line of division to ye land of Thomas Powell, at ye place called 
Bethpage, from thence westward by ye sd lands of Thos. Powell 
to ye edge of ye Great Plains, and from thence northward by ye 
edge of ye sd Great Plains to ye above sd cart way," etc.. etc. 

Subsequently Maj. Thos. Jones purchased other rights or 
shares in this, but disposed of the greater part of tliem before his 


death, and bequeathed the remainder to his sons David and 

On the north of this purchase was a large tract of woodland 
which he also owned in common with other people of the town, 
mainly the Mayos and Wrights, the boundaries of which also dis- 
turbed the people for several years, but was finally settled by ar- 
bitrators in 170T, whose decision, signed by Peter Cortilieau, sur- 
veyor, on 16 vSept. of that year, fixed its northerly boundary as 
"Which line doth begin at a hole of water, ye head of Cold 
Spring, or which is concluded to be ye head of ye sd spring, and 
from thence west thirty-five degrees southerly to a point of trees 
called Cantiague." 

This was a long, narrow strip of land extending from Cold 
Spring to Jericho and Hicksville, embracing the high ridge of 
hills running between those places. Cantiague was within tlie 
limits of Hicksville proper, and on line of division between the 
towns of Oyster Bay and Hempstead. It was probably an Indian 

Maj. Thos. Jones' rights or allotments in this were mostly in 
its eastern end, and extended westerly to "Round Swamp," now 
a small pond just west of the village of Syosset. His interests 
were large, as records show, but how he disposed of them is not 

Some papers now extant show that Maj. Timothy Bagley 
(who married his widow) obtained possession of some and dis- 
posed of them later. His sons, Thomas and William Jones, ob- 
tained some under his will. 

On March 23, 1709, a Patent was issued by Queen Anne foi 
3,000 acres of land in Orange Co., N. Y., to Rip Van Dam, 
Adolph Phillipse, David Provoost, Jr., Lancaster Syms and 
Thomas Jones. 

It was situated about six miles west of Cornwall, and was 
formerly a part of the land included in the Patent granted to 
Capt. John Evans by Gov. Dongan in 1694. (Ruttenber's Hist. 
Orange Co., p. 16.) 

Evans' patent was annulled by an Act of Assembly in 1699, 
and repatented at later dates. 

On 21 Aug., 171 1, Maj. Thos. Jones conveyed one-half of his 
interest in this to John Thomas, Rector of St. George Parish, 
Hempstead, L. I. I do not find that he made any disposition of 


his remaining interest, but on 2d Aug., 1721, his son David, "As 
heir-at-law of Thomas Jones, late of Fort Neck on L. I., de- 
ceased," conveyed his right in it, as did also the four surviving 
patentees, to Vincent Mathews, of Ulster Co., for £1,000. (Liber 
B, folio 284, Orange Co.) The considerations named in the 
Patent were that the patentees should "pay every year from hence- 
forth two shillings and sixpence for every 100 acres, reserving to 
our heirs, etc., all trees of ye diameter of 24 inches in diameter, 
as shall be fitt for our Royal Navy, and such other trees as shall 
be fitt to make plank and knees for our Navy aforesaid, and also 
all gold and silver mines, etc. 

"Signed, Richard Ingoldesby, 

"Lieut. Gov." 

(Liber 7. folio 395 of Patents, Secy, of State office.) 

Why Maj. Thos. Jones went to Rhode Island on his arrival 
in this country is not known. He may have been known to the 
Townsends before his advent here, and possibly had some busi- 
ness relations with them. His religious convictions certainly 
did not cause him to seek a home there, for he was a warm 
supporter of the Church of England and would not have chosen 
a place that was a refuge for all religious sects and where re- 
ligious toleration worked little good for the Colony. As a pri- 
vateersman he may have made use of the Rhode Island ports (as 
many of his time did), but the records of the Colony contain no 
records of him. 

Shortly after his settling upon L. I. he was actively engaged 
in Church matters, first at Oyster Bay and then at Hempstead 
and Jamaica, where religious diflferences early commenced be- 
tween the Church of England and the dissenters, who were of 
the popular party, and who looked upon the Church of England, 
or Court party, with distrust. 

The Colonial Government was desirous that Episcopacy should 
be established and that ministers of the Gospel be called and set- 
tled in each town, to which it gave much the same offices and 
form of government as the parish churches in England. The in- 
habitants were compelled to contribute to their support by taxa- 
tion, even though they difTered on points of religion. This to tlie 
dissenters was obnoxious and was strongly opposed ; to them "the 
libertv of all was the best guarantee for the liberty of each." This 


hostile feeling reached its culmination during the Revolutionary 
War, when the Court party, who were all Episcopalians, were 
roughly handled. 

Had Maj. Thos. Jones lived later he would have suffered much 
at the hands of his political and religious opponents, but he died 
long before the struggle for independence began and never knew 
the extent of the religious controversies in which Queens County 
became involved. 

Lord Cornbury was Governor in 1702, and was a great pro- 
moter of the English Church, especially on Long Island, and Maj. 
Thos. Jones was soon in his favor. 

On Jan. 12, 1703, Maj. Thos. Jones (under a colonial law for 
organizing parishes and church wardens), was elected at Oyster 
Bay at a general town meeting as church warden, and Edmund 
Wright, Isaac Doty, Samuel Dickinson, Richard Willis and Na- 
thaniel Coles as vestrymen. (State Reeds. D, page 114.) (Queens 
Co. in Olden Times, Onderdonk.) 

June 14, 1707, he was elected, with Thos. Gildersleeve, by a 
"major vote of the people of Hempstead, as church wardens, to 
which office he was annually re-elected until 1709." (Hempstead 
Records, Vol. i, p. 429, etc.) 

The office of church warden had jurisdiction in civil as well 
as ecclesiastical matters, the authority for its jurisdiction being 
vested in an Act of Legislature passed Sept., 1693. Under this 
act ten vestrymen and two church wardens were to be annually 
elected by the freeholders of each county, and the tax to be raised 
for the support of the ministers was to be levied by the vestrymen 
and justices, and to be paid to the church wardens, who were re- 
quired to give an account to the vestrymen of all receipts and 
disbursements, and to pay to their respective ministers their sal- 

Although Maj. Thos. Jones married into a Quaker family he 
strongly adhered to the Episcopal Church, and, as we have stated, 
caused his wife to be baptized into that faith. Further than this 
he intrusted the early education of his children to his "loving 
friend John Thomas" (the first Rector of St. George's Epis. 
Church of Hempstead), who was inducted as its rector by order 
of Lord Cornbury, 26 Dec, 1704. His return or Certificate of 
Induction was signed by Wm. Vesey, Wm. Urquhart, Thomas 
Jones and Thos. Gildersleeve, wardens, on 2.y Dec, 1704. It is 


written in Latin (much abbreviated), and recorded in New York 
Surrogate's Office, Liber 7, folio 227 of Wills.) 

Very little of the parish work of the Rev. John Thomas has 
been preserved to us. In his letter to the "Society for the Propa- 
gation of the Gospil in Foreign Parts," he states that his parish 
register was used by the justices and civil vestry acting as over- 
seers of the poor. 

This church was built in 1648, and much can be read concern- 
ing it in the Rev. John Keith's Journal, who was then a mis- 
sionary on Long Island. 

(See also Hist, of St. George's Church, by Moore, and Doc. 
History of New York, Vol. III.) 

On 29 Jan., 1702-3, Governor Cornbury issued a commission 
to "our loyal subjects" Thos. Willet, John Jackson and others, 
authorizing them to administer the oath appointed by Act of 
Parliament instead of the oath of allegiance, to all officers, civil 
and military, that are or shall be commissioned by us, etc., in our 
county called Queens, and the commissions to continue in force 
during our will and pleasure. (Liber A, folio 214, Queens Co.) 

On 12 March, 1702-3, this oath was administered to all of the 
officers of the Queens Co. Regiment, and a certificate to that ef- 
fect was recorded by them. (Liber A, folio 215, Queens Co.) 
Of the Oyster Bay company there were named : John Dickinson, 
captn. ; Isaac Doty, lieut., and Nathaniel Coles, Jr., ensign, of yi 
one company, and Thomas Jones, captn. ; John Townsend, lieut., 
and Samuel Dickinson, ensign, of ye other company. 

On 14 Oct., 1704, Maj. Thos. Jones was appointed by Gov. 
Cornbury as High Sheriff of Queens Co. (Commissions, Vol. 3, 
p. 98, N. Y. State Library.) (Thompson's L. I., Vol. 2, p. 503.) 
(Thomas Jones' Hist. N. Y., Vol. i, p. Iv.) 

Thomas Jones, Commission as High Sheriff of Queens Co. : 

"A commission to Thomas Jones to be High Sheriff of Queens Co. — 
Anne, by the grace of God; of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland; 
Queen defender of the Faith, to Thomas Jones, Esq. Greeting, \vc com- 
mit unto you our county of Queens County to keep from the date of these 
presents until the fourteenth day of October now next ensuing, 3'eilding 
unto us, and our successors our dues, and other things to us belonging, 
and we command all our loving subjects in our said county, that to you in 
the execution of the office of High Sheriff, they be aiding, helping and 

In testimony whereof we have caused the great seal of our Province 


of New York to be hereunto affixed. Witness our Right Trusty, and well 
beloved cousin, Edward, Viscount Cornbury, Captain General and Gover- 
nor in Chief of the Province of New York, New Jersey, and of all the 
Territories and Tracts of land depending thereon in America, and Vice 
Admiral of all the same, &c., this fourteenth day of October, in the third 
year of our Reigne. 

On the 3d of April, 1706, he was appointed Major of the 
Queens Co. Regiment of Militia. (Calendar of N. Y. Historical 
MSS., page 352.) (N. Y. Colonial MSS., Vol. LIL, p. 13.) 

On the 4th Sept., 1710, Governor Hunter appointed him as 
Ranger General of the island of Nassau (now Long Island). 
(Vol. 10, page 259 of Deeds, Secry. of State Office.) 

Ranger General was a sworn officer of the Crown, to whom 
was granted the royal rights or franchises of waifs, estrays, hunt- 
ing, royal fish, forfeitures, etc. (Thos. Jones' Hist. N. Y., Vol. 
I, p. Ivii.) 

What rights and duties were conferred upon him under this 
commission we are unable to say, but at a later period, during the 
Revolutionary War, the duties of a Ranger "were arduous," and 
no person was permitted to sell a horse or leave the Province 
without being first viewed by the Ranger. 

During Maj. Thos. Jones' time in all probability it had some 
reference to a military watch against foreign attack. (MSS. C. 
B. Moore.) 

His original commission is now in possession of the family. 
It is well preserved, and bears Gov. Hunter's seal of arms, and is 
countersigned by George Clark, secretary. It is as follows : 

Robert Hunter, Esq., Captain General and Commander in Chief of the 
Provinces of New York, New Jersey, and Territories depending thereon 
in America, and Vice Admiral of the same, &c. Major Thomas Jones, 
greeting, be it known to all whom it may concern, that I, reposing special 
trust and confidence in your ability, prudence and fidelity, have given and 
granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto you, the said 
Thomas Jones, the office of Ranger General of the island commonly called 
Long Island, in the Province of New York, and I do hereby constitute 
and appoint you, the said Thomas Jones, to be Ranger General, yourself, 
your sufficient deputy or deputies in each respective county within the said 
island, to have, hold, and exercise the said office of Ranger General, 
together with all fees, salleries, profits, benefits, customs, tolls, perquisites 
or advantages to ye said office, and place belonging, or which ought or 
may in any ways belong or appertain, according to ye former usage and 
custome of any of ye Rangers in her Majestie's Plantations in America; 
given under my hand and seal att arms, att Fort Ann in New York, this 


fourth day of September, 1710, in ye ninth year of ye reign of our Sover- 
aign Lady Anne, by ye Grace of God, Queen of Gt. Brittain, France, and 
Ireland, defender of ye faith, &c. 

By His Excell'ys Command. 

As early as 1705 Maj. Thos. Jones was engaged in the whale 
fishery on Long Island. On the 13th of Dec. of that year he had 
from Gov. Cornbury a license "to take drift whales on ye gut ad- 
joining Mr. Nicoll's land, and the west end of Gravesend Beach." 
(Calendar of N. Y. Hist. MSS., p. 340.) (Rev. MSS., Vol. L, p. 


The Great South Beach, on Long Island, had been used as a 

place to catch whales from, long before his arrival, and the busi- 
ness being lucrative, was sought after by many persons. 

Denton in his Hist, of N. Y., written in 1670, says: "Upon 
the south side of Long Island, in the winter, lie store of whales 
and crampasses, which the inhabitants begin with small boats to 
make a trade, catching to their no small benefit also innumerable 
multitude of seals which make excellent oyle." 

While Lovelace was Governor no duty was demanded ; but 
during Gov. Hunter's administration a duty was imposed on 
whale fishery. Many early laws were passed concerning this in- 
dustry and several lawsuits resulted concerning individual rights. 

In 1672 Gov. Lovelace ordered that the hire for one Indian to 
go whaling was not above one trucking cloth coat for each whale 
he and his company shall kill, or half the blubber without the 
whalebone. In the year following he granted the right to several 
companies to use the beach for whaling, and to cut wood in the 
adjacent woodland, and ordered the Indians not to disturb thetn 
any more by demanding a barrel of oil out of every whale taken. 
He also gave the right to persons engaged in the whale fishery 
"to sell truck, powder and shot, and a moderate amount of strong 
liquor to the Indians as shall be useful for their whaling de- 
signe." (Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N. Y. XIV., p. 646.) 

Maj. Thos. Jones was engaged in this business for several 
years, and as late as 4 Sept., T710, he had a license for this pur- 
pos<=' granted by Gov. Himter, and is recorded in Vol. 10 of 
Deeds, Secy, of State Office, and is as follows: 

Robert Hunter, Esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of the 
Provinces of New York, &c.. &c., to Major Thomas Jones, reposing espe- 
cial] trust and confidence in your care, and dilligencc, and integrity, I have 
thought fit, and I do hereby impower you to sicze, secure, and take into 


your custody and possession all Driffts, drifft whales, and whatsoever 
other fish or wrecks you shall find floating upon the sea or shall be driven 
or cast on shore or any part of the sea coast between the gut joining to Mr. 
Nichols land, and ye west end of Gravesend Beach, and Brookhaven, com- 
monly called Seatawcut, on the north side of Long Island, and saw, cut up, 
try, and make into oyle, all such drifft whales or other fish as aforesaid 
within said bounds, yeilding and paying unto me at New York, one half 
part of the oyl, and whale bone which you shall make or gett thereout 
aforesaid, and also one half of all other wrecks and driffts, detaining and 
keeping ye other half thereof to your own proper use and behoofe, giving 
me an account from time to time what you shall have done herein; and 
for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrent; given under my hand 
and seal at Fort Anne in New York, this 4th day of Sept., 1710. 

Several of these returns (which this license required) were 

made by him and can be seen in the N. Y. Coll. MSS., in the N. 

Y. State Library, and are in his own handwriting, one of which, 

filed in Vol. LIV., p. 179, is as follows: 

"An acompt of what oyl and whale bone is taken one Mereck Beach." 

Oyl. Bone. 

Coll. Jackson 6 50 

John Tredwell 6 50 

Thos. Carman & Joseph Smith 20 300 

Thos. Jones 80 900 

At Rockaway Beach. 

Thos. Cornell, John Cornell & others 21 300 

To the eastward of me at Beach by Miles 

and Richard Miles 60 600 

A true acompt taken pr me the 26th day of March, 171 1. 

Tho: Jones 


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Fac-simile of his signature to the above account. 

This license gave him control of the whale fishery on Long 
Island, and the returns as made by him show that he probably 
sub-let the right to various persons. It was a lucrative business 


and afforded employment to the Indians, whose pay was regulated 
by laws made for that purjjose. Frequently they were paid in 
"strong liquor," and Maj. Thos. Jones brought much to Long 
Island, possibly for that purpose. This got him into trouble with 
the custom house, and on 17 Sept., 1708, he petitioned Lord Corn- 
bury "for some redress in relation to rum seized by the revenue 
officers." (N. Y. Coll. MSS. LII., p. 167.) 
It is as follows : 

The petition of Thomas Jones, of Nassau Island, most humbly 
sheweth that your petr having some eflfects at Rhode Island, ordered his 
coorespondent there to send of it in Rum for his winter provision (Rum 
being very cheap there then) and to consigne the same to Mr. Barthd 
Furt, here in town, for your Pet'rs acc't, and at the same time ordered 
sd Barth'd Furt to enter the same, and to pay the duty here at the Cus- 
tome House, about two months ago a vessel coming from Rhode Island, 
(the same whereof is yet unknown to your Pet'r) three small barrils con- 
taining about eighty gallons in all, where at is seems among many other 
things put on board said vessel, and for what reasons your Pet'r doth not 
know said casks were put on shore at Doctor Taylor's at White Stone, 
unknown to your Pet'r, and were there seized last Saturday by Mr. Byer- 
ley and Mr. Chambers among other goods found there at the same time. 
Where as all these has been transacted and done without your Pet'r's 
knowledge, and contrary to his orders so farr that had not Mr. Chambers 
sent him notice thereof your Pet'r should be a stranger to it to this day, 
and whereas by ail the circumstances which yo'r Pet'r offers to prove 
upon accts if required, it plainly appears that no fraud was intended or 
designed, yor Pet'r humbly prays that he may have an order for to enter 
the said Rum and receive the same paying the duty. 

And yor Pet'r shall ever pray, &c., &c. 

Tho: Jones. 
Endorsement — 

Major Jones petition read in Councill 17th Septr, 1708, and referred 
to the Gent of the Councill or any 3, and the Pet'r Mr. Byerley or Mr. 
Chambers to attend- 

Reported 17th Septr, 1708. 

(See N. Y. Coll- Mss., Vol ui, p. 167.) 

On 21 May, 1709, Maj. Thos. Jones, Col. Henry Smith, and 
Col. Richard Floyd were ordered by Lieut. Gov. Ingoldesby "to 
engage the Long Island Indians to join the expedition to Canada." 
(N. Y. Coll. MSS. LIII., p. 74.) 

In 171 1 he subscribed £2 towards building Trinity Church 
steeple in N. Y. (Bcrrian's Hist. Trinity Church.) 

As early as 1710 he held the office of Supervisor of the Town 
of Oyster Bay, and was annually re-elected until his death in 17 14. 


(Liber D, folios 13 and 17, Oyster Bay Conveyances.) In 1710, 
while holding- office, he was one of the Supervisors who applied 
to the Assembly for a central hall and jail, and for authority to 
sell the old hall and two jails not central, before used, which was 
granted on day following. (Ass. Journal 1-274.) And on 2 
March, 1712, he ordered the freeholders of the town of Oyster 
Bay to meet in the church at that place to arrange for the sale 
of land to pay the expenses of the town. (Oyster Bay Reeds. D, 
p. 12.) 

On 2d Sept., 1709, he was appointed assistant Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas for Queens Co., Thos. Willet, first Judge 
and John Jackson, second Judge. (Liber A, folio 175, Queens 
Co.) At a special meeting of that court, held at Jamaica, 8 March, 
1709, there were present Thos. Willet, Esq., first Judge, John 
Jackson, Esq., second Judge, and William Hallett and Thomas 
Jones, assistant Justices. At this meeting the will of John Town- 
send, dated 3 Aug., 1709, was proved. (Liber A, p. 175, Queens 

His name frequently appears as Justice in the "Minutes of 
Court of Common Pleas, Queens Co." After 1692 this court had 
power to grant marriage licenses, licenses to school masters, and 
in taking proof of the installation of clergymen, and had control 
over highways and apportioned the county tax. (See Redfield's 
Law and Practise of Surrogate Court.) 

Many anecdotes have been handed down concerning Maj. 
Thos. Jones, but few of them are worthy of preservation. One of 
these, founded upon facts, is as follows : 

Having occasion to drive across the island with his wife from 
Fort Neck to Cold Spring, she became very thirsty, and as they 
approached the latter place she noticed a small stream of water 
by the roadside, whereupon she insisted upon getting out to allay 
her thirst. He remonstrated with her for wanting such poor 
water, and remarked that there was much better drinking water 
a short distance ahead. On reaching the place mentioned, he 
sprang out and carried some water to her in his hat. Having 
allayed her thirst, his own, and that of his horse in the same 
manner, he resumed his journey, and remarked to his wife, "I 
shall give this stream to the town for a watering place forever." 
He kept his promise, and the place has ever since been known as 
a "Public Watering Place" and is now known as "The Spout." 


Its location is a short distance south of where the present Long 
Island Railroad depot at Cold Spring Harbor is located. Tlie 
highway on which they were journeying was the "Old Cart Path" 
between Hempstead and Huntington, "by ye head of ye Cold 
Spring" (so called in the early land conveyances), and was Uun 
the northerly boundary of a large tract of land in which he liad 
considerable interest. His right to this spring of water and land 
was vested in a deed from the Indians under date of 2 June, 1697. 
to Thos. Townsend (his father-in-law) and others, who on 6 
June, 1697, admitted Maj. Thos. Jones with them as "an equal 
partner." (Liber B, folio 363, Oyster Bay Reeds.) Of this we 
have spoken before. 

Many years after, when this "Old Cart Path" was laid out 
by the road commissioners, it was ordered by them that "The 
Spout be a public watering place" (Liber A, folio 20 of High- 
ways, Oyster Bay), and on the 25 Nov., 1825, a confirmator>- 
order was granted by them concerning the same. (Liber A, 
folio 161 of Highways, Oyster Bay.) 

Another anecdote (showing the cordial relations that existed 
between Maj. Thos. Jones and Lord Cornbury) concerning a visit 
made to him by the latter, of which Mr. C. B. Moore has told us 
that he had seen a printed record, has come down to us from Maj. 
Genl. Henry Floyd- Jones, a great grandson of Maj. Thos. Jones, 
and is as follows: 

"During the administration of Governor Cornbury, the Sheriff 
issued a requisition for the arrest of Maj. Thos. Jones, but the 
latter being forewarned of the approach of the Sheriff's posse, 
caused a table to be placed before the entrance of his house that 
completely blocked up the doorway, and had a fine luncheon 
arranged upon it, while upon the side next the door were j^laccd 
his pistols. The Sheriff's posse upon arrival encountered the 
major in the doorway, who, after reading the papers served upon 
him, sat down and wrote a note to Gov. Cornbury. This he 
handed to them, remarking that he would not subject himself to 
arrest, and, pointing to his pistols, added that if they insisted 
upon arresting him he would then and there fight it out ; but if 
Gov. Cornbury, after reading his note, would send him an answer 
requesting him to give himself up he would go without further 
resistance. After a short parley among themselves they con- 
cluded not to push matters, and at his invitation sat down and par- 



took of his feast. This over they returned with only the note, 
and shortly after the Governor with his retinue visited the major, 
and were royally entertained by him in the 'Old Brick House.' " 
On 7 Dec, 1713, he made his will, and, as tradition states, wrote 
it himself. It is not overburdened with the usual phraseology 
of the early wills of his time, but is somewhat brief and made 
with considerable care. It was proved in Queens Co., on 2d 
Feb., 1714, and is recorded in N. Y. Surrogate's Office, Liber 9, 
folio 259; new number Liber 8, folio 301. 

By the provisions of his will his wife Freelove had the entire 
use and control of his estate during her widowhood, and an equal 
one-fourth part of i 1,109, the remaining three-fourths part he 
gave equally between his three daughters. The principal part o 
his estate, including the Old Brick House and land adjoining, he 
devised to his eldest son David in-tail male. 

To his sons Thomas and William he gave his lands at the east 
end of the Great Plains, and northward of Mannetto Hill, and all 
his lands near Cold Spring, and land adjoining the Plains ; also 
forty acres of salt meadow on West Neck, lying on the east side 
of the meadow given his son David. 

He appointed as his executors his wife Freelove, and his 
friend the Rev. John Thomas, to whom letters of adms. were 
granted on 16 March, 171 3. 

He died in the Old Brick House on 13 Dec, 1713, and was 
buried a short distance south of the house on the east bank of 
the Massapequa River. Thirteen years after his decease his 
widow (who had married again) was buried at his side, and later 
his son David and his wife Anne (nee Willet) found a resting 
place there. 

The ancient burialplace, not larger than thirty feet square, was 
long kept sacred by his descendants, but serious inroads were 
made upon it by the tides, which in 1893 necessitated its removal. 
His headstone and that of his wife are of hard red sandstone, and 
are now (1900) in a good state of preservation. 

Thompson's Hist, of L- I., speaking of his grave, states that 
he was interred agreeably to his own desire within one of the 
Indian forts on Fort Neck, near the bottom of the upland upon his 
farm, and Furman's Antiquities, in 1827, states his resting place 
was then known as the "Pirate's Grave." 



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For many years after his death it was the common beHef that 
some of Maj. Jones' wealth was buried with him, and so deeply 
rooted had this become that his grave was opened by vandals in 
the quest of relics and the ancient bones left strewn upon the 
ground. Shortly after their reinterment it was discovered that 
one of his bones had been kept by some one in the hopes of get- 
ting a reward. This finally came into possession of one of his 
descendants, and was kept by him until 1893, when all that re- 
mained of those who were interred in the little burial spot was 
removed and placed in the burying ground adjoining Grace 
Church at South Oyster Bay — this bone with the rest. This bone, 
which was the upper half of the skull, was placed for a moment 
in the hands of the writer, nearly one hundred and eighty years 
after it had been first laid at rest. 

The personal effects of Maj. Thos. Jones that have been pre- 
served to us are few in number and widely scattered. A chair 
of his is now (1900) in the possession of Mrs. Samuel B. Ro- 
maine, and a very curious secretary is now owned by Mrs. John 
D. Jones. This also has a story. It was sent from Spain to some 
person of rank in Russia, and was captured by Maj. Thos. Jones 
during one of his privateering cruises. His silver, which hi.« 
daughters inherited, is lost to the immediate family. .A.n old silver 
tankard of his, lately in the possession of the Smith family of 


Centre Island, has, we are told, an ancient copper coin marked 
with the letters T. J. inlaid upon its cover, and is one that in the 
division of his estate fell to the lot of his daughter Freelove, who 
married Jacob Smith, and whose descendants have guarded it with 
religious care. Concerning its later ownership, many questions 
have been brought to light, and its whereabouts were but little 
known until the year 1893, when the will of Richard L. Parrish, 
of Oyster Bay, disclosed the fact that he (the then doubtful owner 
as claimed) had bequeathed it to an alien blood. (See under 
Jacob Smith and Freelove Jones.) 

The date of Maj. Thos. Jones' birth is only conjectural; he 
died on 13 Dec, 1713, leaving six surviving children all under age. 
After his death his widow married (before 1716) Major Timothy 
Bagley, a retired British officer, by whom she had no issue. Lit- 
tle is known respecting her after her second marriage, but there 
are various traditions concerning her care for the property and 
her children. 

Although of a Quaker family she, shortly after her marriage 
to Maj. Thos. Jones, was baptized into the Episcopal faith by the 
Rev. John Keith, at Oyster Bay, on 19 Nov., 1702 (Keith's 
Journal, p. 45.), and (Digest of the Records of the Soc. for the 
Progagation of the Gospel, p. 57.) She remained steadfast in her 
new faith and carefully watched over the spiritual welfare of her 
children, in which matter she was much aided by the Rev. John 
Thomas, Rector of St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. 


In the name of God Amen — In the seventh day of December, in the 

year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirteen, I, Thomas 

Jones, of Fort Neck, in the township of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, 

on the island of Nassau, in the Province of New York, Gentleman, being 

very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God 

therefore, calling to mind the mortahty of my body, and knowing that 

it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last 

will and testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I give 

and recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it, and for my 

body, I do recommend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and 

decent manner at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubting but 

at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty 

power of God. As to my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to 

bless me in this life, I do give, divide and dispose of the same in the 

following manner and form — 


Imprimus — I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son David, and 
his heirs legally begotten of his body, all my houses, mills, lands, and 
meadows except what will be hereafter occupied, situate, lying and being 
at the Massapcqua at the South side of Oyster Bay, bounded on the West 
by West Neck purchase, and on the North by Powell's purchase, and East 
so far as my lands extend, as may at large appear by my deeds and 
conveyances ; the said houses, mills, lands, and meadows to have and to 
hold to him the said David, and his heirs naturally begotten of his body 
for ever, and in default of issue to my said son David, to my next sur- 
viving male child, to him and his heirs naturally begotten of his body 
for ever. Likewise I give to my well beloved son David, 
and two horses, when capable of entering upon the estate aforesaid. 

Then I give to my two sons Thomas and William Jones, all my lands 
lying and being at the East end of the Great Plains, and northward of 
Maunetto Hill, so called, containing in quantity more or less. Then 
I give unto my said two sons all my lands lying and being at or nigh 
to the head of Cold Spring, and all my land adjoining to the Plains, 
both wood land, and Plain land, all to be equally divided between my 
two said sons Thomas and William, freely to be enjoyed by them and 
their assigns forever. Also I will and ordain that my right of land, and 
meadow at Oak Neck, my twenty-five acres of land to be taken up in the 
undivided land of the "New Purchase," to be sold and disposed of at 
the discretion of my executors, and laid out in educating my two said sons 
Thomas and William. 

Then it is my will and desire that my sons Thomas and William, have 
each of them two oxen and two horses out of my moveable estate when 
at the age of being capable to improve the lands willed as aforesaid. 

Then I give unto my two sons aforesaid, Thomas and William, forty 
acres of salt meadow lying on West Neck at the South of Oyster Bay, 
lying on the East side of the meadow bequeathed to my son David, twenty 
acres to each of them, to have and to hold all and singular the said 
meadows unto them my two said sons; the said forty acres to be equally 
divided between them, freely to be enjoyed by them, their heirs and 
assigns forever. 

That it is my will and desire, that in case of death of either of my 
said sons Thomas and William or default of issue, then the lands afore- 
said bequeathed to them as above shall be the surviving of my said two 
sons, to his own proper use and behoof, freely to be enjoyed by him, his 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Then I give unto my two sons Thomas and William Jones, all my 
Neck at the South of Oyster Bay, to be equally divided between them, 
to have and to hold to them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

Then I give and bequeath unto my three sons, David, Thomas, and 

William Jones, swords and pistols to be equally divided between them. 

Then I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Frcclovc. and 

to my beloved daughters Freelove, Sarah, Margaret and Elizabeth Jones, 

the sum of eleven hundred and nine pounds, to be equally divided between 


them, and in case my said daughters should die before marriage, or full 
age, or having lawful issue, that her or their part to be equally divided 
among the survivors, also it is my will and desire that whatever of my 
moveable estate is not valued and comprehended within the eleven hun- 
and nine pounds, be and remain in the hands of my beloved wife Free- 
love, to rear and bringing up my said daughters, and that each of them 
to receive their particular parts or portion of the said sum at their 
marriage or full age in law. 

Then I give unto my beloved wife Freelove, the whole command, 
power and management of my whole estate, real and personal, during her 
widow-hood, or my aforesaid sons being under age. 

Then I constitute and ordain my beloved wife Freelove, and loving 
friend John Thomas, executors of this my last will and testament. Lastly 
I do appoint my well beloved friends John Treadwell, Jim, and Walter 
overseers of this my last will and testament, to be aiding my beloved 
wife, and to see this my last will duly and truly performed. 

I do hereby utterly disannul and revoke all and every other testaments, 
wills, legacies, executors by me, and in any ways before this time named. 

Willed and bequeathed satisfying and confirming this and no other 
to be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written. 

Thomas Jones [L. S.J. 

Signed, sealed, published and delivered by the said Thomas Jones as 
his last will and testament, in the presence of us the subscribers. 

Joseph Dickinson. 

Samuel Macoune. 

Abraham Underbill. 

Proof of name and parentage of Thomas Townsend's wife. 

State of New York, 
Nassau Co. 

This is to certify that I, George W. Cock, of Glen Cove, N. Y., skilled 
genealogist, locril historian, through the grouping together of various 
fragments of information, having discovered that which James and 
Aurelia Townsend, in the "Memorial of the Townsend Brother;?," assert 
in 1866 to have been hitherto unknown; i. e., the name and parentage of 
the first wife of Capt. Thomas Townsend, and the mother of Freelove, 
wife of Maj. Thos, Jones, Mary the wife of William McCoun, and Sarah 
the wife of Abraham Underbill, consider I am justified in desigiiating 
as the wife of said Thomas Townsend, Sarah, youngest daughter of Robert 
and Mary (Hauxhurst) Coles, of Warwick, R. I. 

Robert Coles died about 1654, and his estate was settled by the Town 
Council of Warwick; in that settlement mention is made of a daughter 
Sarah, and both Austin and Savage state that the widow, Mary Coles, 
married Matthias Harvy (as he wrote it), and with her children removed 
to Oyster Bay, L. I., and it would appear from the town records that 


Matthias Harvy with his stepsons settled on lots to the eastward of the 
Church Yard, probably at Ship Point, and before 1684 he removed to 
Flushing, N. Y. 

Dr. Peter Townsend, of Oyster Bay, in company with a nephew 
Isaiah, about 1844 made a pilgrimage to Rhode Island in quest of his- 
torical matter concerning Townsend and allied families. They found in 
the house of Peleg Almy, Portsmouth, an old memorandum book of 
Thomas Townsend's, with a record of sundry transactions extending 
over a period from 1676 to 1713. The items pertinent to the matter in 
hand are as follows, viz. : 

1685 John Robinson. Credit. 

Sept. 16 By making my wife's coffin 05.00 

By making my child's coffin 02.06 

John Rogers. Credit. 

By digging a grave 01.05 

By digging my child's 01.03 

By going to Flushing for father Harvy 04.00 

(doubtless on account of the funeral.) 

Having seen the writings of Robert Coles, the second (now in my 
custody) a similar mention of father "Harvy," and believing that each of 
these expressions refer to Matthias Harvey, and knowing his relationship 
to Robert Coles was that of step-father, I feel justified in the deduction 
that for Thomas Townsend to have been warrented in addressing Matthias 
Harvy as "father," he must have been the husband of Sarah Coles, as 
the most diligent search showeth neither any own daughter of Matthias 
Harvy, nor any step-daughter other than Sarah for him to "wife." As 
supporting this contention I have in possession an original instrument in 
the hand writing of Matthias Harvy, of date of 1666, being a deed or 
conveyance from Marke Meggs to Nathan Burcham of Matinecock, wit- 
nessed by Matthias Harvy and Sarah Townsend. There being no record 
of wife or daughter of any Townsend at that period bearing the name 
of Sarah, and this witnessing having probably been done at the residence 
of Matthias Harvy, and Sarah's mother, I am prone to believe that Sarnh. 
daughter of Robert and Mary Hauxhurst) Coles was, in i665, the wife 
of Thomas Townsend, the son of John and Elizabeth. The ancient ac- 
count book also shows the existence of living children, John, Mary, Free- 
love and Sarah. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me 
this Sept. 15, 1900. John H. NewhoflF, 
Notary Public, Nassau Co., N. Y. 

Geo. W. Cock. 

Mary Hauxhurst is supposed to have been a sister of Christopher 
Hauxhurst, of Warwick, R. I. and of Oyster Bay, on a reading of thi- 
records at Jamaica, L. I., wherein Daniel and Nathaniel Coles mention 
their uncle, Christopher Hauxhurst. (MSS. Geo. W. Cock.) 


(I. I) MAJOR THOMAS JONES, b. about 1665; d. Dec. 
13, 1713, at Fort Neck, South Oyster Bay, Long Island; m. about 
1695, Freelove, dau. of Capt. Thomas Townsend, of Rhode 
Island. Sheb. Dec. 29, 1674; d. 1726. issue: (She m. 2dly Maj. 
Timothy Bagley — noi issue) supra. 

-j-II- I. Sarah L., b. 1695; d. Aug. 18, 1696. 

+2. David, b. Sept. 16, 1699; d. Oct. 11, 1775. 

-)-3. Freelove, b. 1700; d. before 1768. 

+4. Thomas, b. 1701 ; d. Nov. 13, 1741. 

-\-$. Sarah, 2d, b. 1703. 

-j-6. Margaret, b. about 1706; d. before 1768, 

+7. William, b. April 25, 1708; d. Aug. 29, 1779. 

+8. Elizabeth, b. about 1710; d. after 1768. 


1690 Engaged in the Battle of the Boyne under King James 11. 

1692 At Port Royal in the island of Jamaica. 

1693 In Rhode Island. 

1693 Owner (probably) of a vessel called the "Old Bark." 

1695 Married, and settled in Oyster Bay, L. I. 

1696 Built the "Old Brick House" at Fort Neck, L. I. 
1696 Removed and settled at Fort Neck. 

1700 Engaged in purchasing lands from the Indians. 

1702 Appointed Captain of the Queens Co. Militia. 

1703 Elected Church Warden at Oyster Bay. 

1704 Appointed High Sheriff of Queens Co. 

1705 Engaged in making whale oil. 

1706 Appointed Major of the Queens Co. Regiment. 

1707 Elected Church Warden at Hempstead. 

1708 In trouble with the excise commissioners. 

1708 Ordered to be arrested by the Sheriff. 

1709 Appointed Justice of the Peace for Queens Co. 

1709 Recruiting Indians to go to Canada. 

1 710 Elected Supervisor of Queens Co. 

1 7 10 Appointed Assistant Justice of Court of Common Pleas. 


1710 Appointed Rangier General of Long Island. 

171 1 Admitted as patentee under the original Patent of 1677. 

17 1 3 Engaged in laying out lands for the town of Oyster Bay. 
1713 Made his will. 

MAJOR TIMOTHY BAGLEY, who m. Freelove, widow of 
Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), was a retired British officer. The 
date of their marriage is not known, but it probably occurred 
about 1 716, as on the 5th of June of that year, he and his wife 
Freelove executed a deed to Samuel Prier, of Oyster Bay, for 
land in the "New Purchase" of that town that was formerly Daniel 
Whitehead's. (Liber 7, p. 372, Queens Co.) "Presumably he 
was from Ireland, as the name there was one of military fame." 
(MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

Some papers now extant show he was in some way connected 
with a Thomas Bagley, of Skibbereen, County of Cork, Ireland. 

Soon after his marriage he became prominent in the town of 
Oyster Bay, both in a civil and military' way, and had many 
rights of land granted him. Some of these were possibly granted 
him for some military service rendered. (Official notice can be 
had of him in the N. Y. Hist. MSS. for 1664-1776, Report of 
N. Y. State Historian, Vol. i, p. 449, and in the Colonial Laws 
of N. v., by the Commissioners of Statutory Revision, Vol. 1, p. 
756.) On 25 March, 1715, he was Capt. of a Troop of Horse 
of Queens Co. (See N. Y. Hist. MSS. LX., p. 54-58.) 

John Johnson, who was Mayor of N. Y., in a certificate dated 
May 17, 1 7 16, states that Maj. T. Bagley and other British sub- 
jects were sent over by Queen Anne in a regiment of foot for 
the expedition against the French in Canada, and that he was 
then alive. (N. Y. Hist. MSS. LX., p. 104-108.) Broadhead. 
in a footnote to Vol. 5, p. 984 of Doc. Rel. to Coll. Hist, of N Y„ 
states that he had a license dated 12 Feby, 1720, to manufacture 
oil from whale driven on shore on the south coast of Long Island, 
and a commission dated 25 June, 1723, appointing him as Ranger 
General on the island of Nassau, vice Hicks. "Vide Comms. III., 
p. 275, etc." 

On 13 April, 1724, at a town meeting held in Oyster Bay. he 
and others were chosen Trustees of that town and given power to 
defend the town's rights in any court of law, with the right to 


sell any of the undivided lands in the "Old Purchase" of the town, 
etc. (Liber E, p. 164, Oyster Bay.) 

He was Justice of the Peace for Queens Co., and was fre- 
quently chairman of the Grand Jury. (Minutes of Court of Genl. 

Between the years 1716 and 1730 he purchased and sold many 
pieces of land in the town of Oyster Bay. During this period 
he became possessed of a large piece of land near Cold Spring 
Harbor, containing 312 acres, a large part of which in later years 
came into the possession of the descendants of Maj. Thomas 
Jones (Li). 

This land was held by him until the 4th of Nov., 1741, when 
for the consideration of £375 he conveyed it to James Doughty. 
It embraced what is now (1899) the estate of Benjamin Schauck, 
the lands of Joseph and John H. Doty (descendants of James 
Doughty), a part of the lands of Helen Stewart and Samuel A. 
Jones, and all of Memorial Cemetery. The deed (not recorded) 
describes it as "being lands partly purchased by him, and partly 
taken up by him on account of his rights in the same 'Old Pur- 
chase' (of Oyster Bay), and was formerly surveyed and laid out 
to me by James Townsend, surveyor (now deceased) and lately 
to wit in the year 1736, resurveyed by Wm. Moyles, deputy sur- 

From what proprietors he purchased this land, and what part 
of it was "taken up on his own rights" we are unable to state, 
but it is supposed that some of "his rights" were derived in some 
way through Maj. Thos. Jones (L i). 

The earliest matter of record respecting this is the survey made 
by James Townsend and recorded in Liber E, folio 17, Oyster 
Bay. This survey made on 28 Nov., 1729, differs somewhat from 
the one made by Moyles in 1736; the latter differing in some of 
the boundary lines and included fifty acres "purchased of ye 
Cooper's" (as shown by his map), apparently not included in 
Townsend's survey. Notwithstanding this, Townsend's survey 
embraced nearly the same in area, viz., 296 acres. For further 
particulars and a reproduction of Moyles' map see under Walter 
Jones (HL 13). 

Later than this but little trace can be found of him on Long 
Island. Wm. Pinhorne, who was 2d Judge of Supreme Court of 
N. J., and who died in 1719, left a daughter, Elizabeth, who had 


married a Timothy Bagley. (Winfield's Hist. Hudson Co., N. J., 
p. 127.) (Do, "Land Titles, p. 131.) 

Facsimile of his signature from his deed to Jas. Doughty, 4 
Nov., 1 74 1. More frequently he spells his name Bagley. 

(H. I) SARAH L. JONES, dau. of Maj. Thomas Jones 
(I. i), b. probably 1695; d. Aug. 18, 1696, and was buried at 
Newport, R. I., in the Quaker burying ground called Clifton 
Grave Yard. (See records of Newport Hist. Soc.) 

(H. 2) JUDGE DAVID JONES, son of Maj. Thomas 
(I. i), ranking as the first judge of the family in America; b. at 
Fort Neck, Long Island, Sept. 16, 1699; d. at that place in the 
"Old Brick House," Oct. 11, 1775; m. Nov. 22, 1722, Anna, then 
aged 18, called the 2d dau. of Col. Wm. Willett, of Willett's Point, 
Westchester Co., and great granddaughter of the early settler 
Thomas Willett, of Bristol, Eng., who m. Sarah Cornell, at New 
York, in 1643 (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Soc, Vol. 10, p. 18O, the 
latter of whom left sons, William, b. 1644, and Col. Thomas, b. 

His wife, Anna, d. Jan. 31, 1750, ae 46, and as Thompson Hist, 
of L. I. states, m. as his second wife Margaret, widow of John 
Treadwell, by whom he had no issue. His first wife, Anna, was 
named in the will of her brother, Gilbert Willett (prob. 11 Mch., 
1732), also in will of her father. Col. William (prob. 4 May, 
1733). Margaret, his 2d wife, was a dau. of Col. William 
Willett. of West. Co., and his wife, Alice, dau. of Gov. Colden, 
and therefore a niece of his first wife, Anna ; and may have been 
the widow of John Treadwell. She was named in the will of 
her brother, William Willett, prob. Dec. 13, 1765. Sarah Cornell, 
the great gr. mother of Judge David Jones' (II. 2) children, came 
from Essex, Eng., with her father, Thos. Cornell, and his wife, 


Rebecca Briggs, about 1635. (See Ancestry of Adam and Anne 
Mott, by Thos. Cornell.) 

-}-in, I, Anna, b. 11 May, 1724. 

2. Sarah, b. 12 Feb., 1728; d. April, 1828. 

+3. Thomas, b. 20 April, 1731 ; d. 25 July, 1792. 

+4. Arabella, b. 7 Dec, 1734. 

+5. David, b. 30 April, 1737; d. 9 Sept., 1758. 

+6. Mary, b. 29 April, 1743. 

The date of Judge David Jones' (11.2) marriage, and the 
dates of the births of his children as above, are taken from a 
record of the same endorsed upon the back of a deed from Henry 
Lloyd to Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), dated May 19, 1713, and 
somewhat differ from those given by E. F. de Lancey in his intro- 
duction to Thos. Jones Hist of N. Y., Vol. i, p. Iviii. (See under 
David Jones (HI. 5). 






SEPT. 16, 1699, 

AND DIED OCT. II, 1775, 









AND DIED 31 JANY, 1750, 


They were originally interred in the old burying ground of 
Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i), on Fort Neck, but were re-interred later 
in Grace Church Yard, at South Oyster Bay. (See under Maj. 
Thos. Jones (I. i.) 

The father of Judge David Jones (H. 2) dying when the lat- 


ter was only fourteen years of age, we can suppose the boy sent to 
a proper preparatory teacher, and that his father's plans were 
probably followed by his mother and the Rev. John Thomas as 
his guardians. Mr. Thomas had been to England for an ordi- 
nation in 1703, and must have been a man of education. He was 
at Hempstead, L. I., in 1704, and married, as believed, Margaret, 
daughter of the 2d Richard Floyd, of L. I., and Margaret Nicoll, 
his wife. 

On Oct. II, 1723, he gave a deed to his stepfather, Maj. Tim- 
othy Bagley, for sand on the north side of L. I., and was a wit- 
ness with him to Col. John Jackson's will. Judge David Jones 
(H. 2) was then of age, and must have been in fair accord with 
the noted colonel (who had been many years in office and who 
had married a daughter of John Seaman), and the strong and 
numerous family of Seaman and Jackson (N. Y. Gen, & Biog. 
Rec. 2, p. 3) doubtless increased his prestige. His father-in-law, 
Wm. Willett, doubtless lived in Westchester Co., and associated 
with but did not belong to the Quakers. 

We can allow him only about ten years for pursuing the prac- 
tice of the law, forming friends, but not attracting much atten- 
tion. We have not the particulars of the legal studies of the young 
man. It is inferred that his wife was not an Episcopalian. 

After Queen Anne's death in 17 14, the Guelph Kings George 
I. and George 11. favored Presbyterians and dissenters, and the 
high church Episcopalians soon lost political power and popular 
favor. His father, Maj. Thos. Jones, did not live late enougii 
to see or be affected by it. 

The next minister of Hempstead Parish after Mr. Thomas 
was the Rev. Henry Jenney, in 1725, who has favored us with 
records lately printed (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. 9, p. 183). Be- 
fore this we have no records. Before 1731 we notice none of the 
name of Willett or Jones, but many Cornells. Mr. Jenney 's father 
was of Suffolk or Sussex Co., Eng., and had recently preached 
in a small parish in Ireland, where it is probable there were some 
Quakers. His father was perhaps one of the sons of George 
Jenney, of England. 

Wm. Vesey, at Hempstead, in 1695, called the first Episcopal 
clergyman of N. Y. City, was of an old family settled in Ireland. 

The war under Charles I. broke out in 1640. with the native 
Irish, called Confederate Catholics, against the Protestants, called 


Presbyterians, and was violently prosecuted and left irreconcilable 
feelings of hostility between them. The Bishops supported the 
King, who made terms with the Confederate Catholics, and were 
all overthrown. In 1650 the Catholics were subdued by Cromwell 
and their lands were parcelled out. 

Charles II. recovered the throne in 1660 and tried to reinstate 
tlie Episcopalians, but could not keep the Papists quiet. James II., 
after his second marriage, favored also the anti-Cromwellians, but 
he and his supporters were mastered by William of Orange in 
1690, and many were driven away. 

Out of all this we must derive our opinions respecting those 
who came from Ireland to America, and we find it clear that 
Episcopalians and Presbyterians generally took different sides 
in this country. 

As early as 1734 Judge David Jones (II. 2) had from Gov. 
Cosby (who came from Ireland) the appointment of Judge of 
Queens Co., sitting in its Court of Common Pleas. 

In 1735 Gov. Cosby and household and Chief Justice de 
Lancey attended the consecration of the new Episcopal church 
at Hempstead, L. I., favored by the Jones family (N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Rec. 9, p. 183). This was after the Zenger trials, and the 
Chief Justice, perhaps, was not long to gain favor from the neu- 
trals which he had lost among the Presbyterians. 

On June 2, 1737, at an election for Members of Assembly for 
Queens Co., Col. Isaac Hicks had 432 votes, David Jones (II. 2) 
390, Capt. Benj. Hicks 342, and Thos. Alsop 287. As reported, 
the electors were treated handsomely by the two first when elected. 
The Quakers were divided; only freeholders were permitted to 
vote ; two women (widows) voted as freeholders. 

The Hicks family, a large one, was generally voted for and 
supported by the Quakers. No subsequent contest was so close as 
affecting our estimate of him personally. (Queens Co. in Olden 
Times, Onderdonk, p. 21.) 

In 1738 he witnessed the will of his neighbor, the 2d Col. 
John Jackson, into whose large family his brother William (II. 7) 
had married before his election to Assembly. 

From 1737 to 1758 he was Member of Assembly, and also in 
1761, and for thirteen years presided as Speaker of the House ; 
here he made a decided mark, a part of public history. 

On Dec. 15, 1737, he introduced a bill in the Genl. Assembly 


to repeal so much of the law of this Colony concerning Quakers as 
required them to produce certificates. 

This bill was lost, Chief Justice de Lancey dissenting. (Jour- 
nals of Leg. Council of N. Y. S., 1743-1775-) 

Oct. 20, 1737, he introduced a bill "to restrain tavern keepers 
from selling strong liquors to servants and apprentices," etc. 

Sept, 14, 1738, he, with Col, Isaac Hicks and others, were ap- 
pointed by the Legislature as a committee to prepare an address 
of condolence to his Majesty on the lamented death of her late 
Majesty Queen Charlotte. 

Nov., 1739, a bill was introduced by him and passed, to prevent 
setting on fire or burning the old grass on the Hempstead Plains. 

At a meeting of Genl. Ass. held on 4 Oct., 1752, at the house 
of Jacob Dyckman, in the Out Ward of N. Y. City, he was chosen 
Speaker, "a choice His Excellency the Governor was pleased to 
approve of." (Journal of Leg. Council, 1743- 1775.) 

July 4, 1753, he and John Thomas and others were appointed 
commissioners to examine and consider the encroachments made 
on this Province by the neighboring Colonies. (N. Y. Coll. Laws, 
pub. 1898, HL, p. 912.) 

Sept. 3, 1750, at an election then held, the vote for David 
Jones, late Speaker, was 452 votes, and for Thos. Cornell 477, 
elected. For Judge Hicks 293, and David Seaman 288, both 
defeated. (Queens Co. in Olden Times, p. 24.) 

In 1752 the two late members, Jones and Cornell, "who car- 
ried the election by a great majority," were said to be opposed to 
the Court party, then directed, as supposed, by the English Ad- 
miral Clinton, who did not favor de Lancey. 

In 1758 there was a warmly contested election for Members 
of Assembly. Mr. Hicks, who was called a partisan of the Gov. 
Admiral Clinton, and also of his colleague, Zebulon Seaman, were 
elected over Mr. Justice Jones and Mr. Cornell, who were termed 
of the Livingston party. (Queens Co. in Olden Times, p. 31.) 

Judge David Jones (II. 2), although an Episcopalian, was 
not of the high church party that his son. Judge Thomas (III. 3), 
adhered to, and, we infer, inclined somewhat to the Presbyterians 
and other religious sects among whom, his son. Judge Thomas 
(III. 3), tells us, "most of his constituents were." Allied as he 
was to the VVillett family, and being strongly endorsed by the 


Jackson, Seaman, and Livingston parties, we can readily under- 
stand how his son, Thomas (III. 3), was not wilHng to endorse 
him poHtically as against the de Lancey party. 

In 1754, while Speaker of Assembly, he had much to do in 
procuring the charter for the College of the City of N. Y, (now 
Columbia). A clause in this charter provided that its president 
should always be a member of the Church of England. This 
created a furious storm of opposition, and David Jones was much 
abused for favoring it. His son Thomas tells us "it threw the 
whole Province into a ferment, and Presbyterian pulpits thun- 
dered sedition." We infer from the following article that he was 
not entirely in favor of this clause, but he lost much politically, 
as later elections for Members of Assembly proved. We refer to 
article published in the N. Y. Gazette and Weekly Post Boy of 
July 28, 1755, and although not over his signature he was prob- 
ably cognizant of it and allowed its publication, viz. : 

"Whereas it has been reported to the reproach and predjudice of David 
Jones Esq. Speaker of Gen. Assembly, that he used his endeavours for 
obtaining a charter for establishing the college w^ith the exclusion of all 
professions (but those of the Church of England) from being President. 
These may serve to show^ that we have had great opportunities to know 
his sentiments in the affair, and never have observed or discovered in any 
one instance his application or inclination for having the charter in the 
form and manner it now is touching the limitation aforesaid, but on the 
contrary have often seen him shew his dislike thereunto, and have heard 
him declare his opinion against it." 

New York, July 5, 1755. 

William Walton, 
Eleazer Miller, 
William Nicoll, 
Jacobus Mynderse, 
Johannes Lott, 
Peter Winne, 
Thomas Cornell. 

Whatever his convictions may have been upon this point, he 
nevertheless strongly supported the College against the attacks 
made upon it by Presbyterians and others, based upon what they 
were pleased to call its "narrow Church of England basis." He 
was then Speaker of Assembly, and during the controversy he 
was the recipient of many anonymous letters, and intense excite- 
ment prevailed ; but James de Lancey was Lieut. Gov., the Epis- 


copalian or Court party were in power, and the war between Gt. 
Britain and France breaking out in 1775 the matter was dropped. 

These attacks made apparently at the Church of England, were 
but some of the not far distant rumblings of 1776. His son, 
Thomas (III. 3), has much to say (in his Hist, of N. Y.) upon 
this affair, and from his Royalistic standpoint denounces the on- 
slaught in most bitter terms. For integrity of purpose and ad- 
herence to the Church when it was one of the principal grievances 
made against the mother country (which, unfortunately, became 
a great factor in alienating the feelings of the people) we can but 
allow both father and son the highest praise. We may not en- 
dorse them politically, but both lived up to the truth of their 
convictions through the most trying times. — J. H. J. 

Feb. 24, 1 76 1, at an election for Members of Assembly for 
Queens Co. (total vote 650), David Jones received 382, Thos. 
Cornell 363, Thos. Hicks 342, and Zebulon Seaman 217. This 
was close and not satisfactory. A new election was ordered, per- 
haps by arrangement or compromise — de Lancey dying ; Mr. 
Cornell and Mr. Seaman became seated as members. (Assembly 
Journal, 2, 648.) 

"It was common for a large town to nominate and generally 
vote for two members, leaving other towns to vote for either or 
to scatter their votes, by which course sometimes both were 
elected. It was unfair toward the small towns, and it compelled 
them to unite and have caucuses." (MSS. C. B. M.) 

This election was successfully contested by Messrs. Hicks and 
Seaman, and the Sheriff, who returned Jones and Cornell, 
was reprimanded by the House for illegal behavior, and a new 
election was held on 20 April, 1761, when he made a double re- 
turn, viz., Thos. Cornell and David Jones, and Thos. Cornell and 
David Seaman. On 9 June an examination of the votes was made, 
and a decision made in favor of Seaman. (Ass. Jour. 2-648, 687.) 
Onderdonk states that the poll clerks were cited before the com- 
mittee, and the House decided that seven persons who had pur- 
chased freeholds within three months of the time of voting, should 
notwithstanding be allowed their votes, thus deciding in favor of 

The second French War occurred in 1755 and greatly affected 
the northern and western boundary of the Colony of N. Y. The 
judge's son, Lieut. David Jones (III. 5), took part in it, and suf- 


fered an "ill fate." The soldiers were poorly protected, but as 
natives probably fared better than stran^jers. 

On Oct. 10, 175s, letters to Messrs. Jones and Cornell, mem- 
bers of Assembly, were written by Genl. Sir Wm. Johnson, ex- 
pressing thanks for cheeses and sheep sent from Queens Co. for 
the relief of the army on the frontier. (Doc. Hist. N. Y., Vol. 
II., p. 702). These show that the Genl. had received 69 cheeses 
and 200 sheep, being part of the lopoo raised in Queens Co., and 
further "Your cheeses were highly acceptable and reviving, for 
unless among some of the officers, food was scarcely known among 
us," etc. (N. Y. Gazette and Weekly Post Boy, Sept. 15, 1755.) 

Tlie office of judge formed in popular estimation no objection 
to action as a politician; nearly all of the judges were partisans, 
but not all the lawyers. It was an old abuse in England to pro- 
mote a partisan to be judge, but it has taken the course of having 
the Chancellor and Chief Justice from the politicians, and the 
others from the lawyers. There were four judges of the Supremx 
Court of N. Y., ranking as first, second, third and fourth. (MSS. 
C. B. Moore.) 

Judge David Jones (II. 2) was a judge for fifteen years. He 
was first appointed in 1758, as fourth judge, or youngest and low- 
est in rank, when James de Lancey, the previous judge and Chief 
Justice was acting as Governor. He was re-appointed in 1761 
under George III. The rule was that all went out of office on 
the death of a King, but Judges were generally re-appointed. 

In 1762 he was re-appointed as third judge, and in 1763 as 
second judge, Horsmanden being chief. 

This position was apparently held by Mr. Jones until 1773, 
when he probably resigned in favor of his son, Thomas (III. 3), 
no other appointment as second judge in the meantime being 

William Smith became a junior judge in 1763, and held until 
1769. Robert Livingston also became a judge in 1763. Geo. 
Duncan Ludlow became a junior judge in 1769, and lived in 
Queens Co. 

We have very few accounts of their decisions. Perhaps the 
absence of complaints, and the general good standing which the 
Court attained until the war broke out are their best eulogy or 
defense. We infer that Wm. Smith on the Bench more often 
agreed with Jones than with Ludlow. 


David Jones' (II. 2) position and action as Speaker was more 

In 1737. when first elected, he perhaps had no occasion to act 
as a partisan. 

Admiral George CHnton was Governor from 1743 to 1753, 
whose family was somewhat incHned to the Presbyterians, and who 
did not favor de Lancey or the Episcopahans. 

In 1745 England was still at war with France, and the great 
grandson of James II. (called the Young Pretender) landed iii 
Scotland and attempted to secure the crown of Great Britain. 
The effect in this country was to exhaust Spain and France as 
well as England, and make them less formidable here in the 

The strain against Admiral Clinton as Governor of N. Y. 
(1743-1753) while the English gained at sea turned much upon 
reports made in the English Privy Council respecting occurrences 
here, and directions made in England about affairs here werr 
based upon such reports. 

The reports had been made by the Governor, who would take 
care to urge his own views and interests, and would take care 
not to report the acts of the Colonial Legislature adverse to them, 
and neglecting to protect colonial interests. 

The Privy Council had called for the appointment of colonial 
agents to reside in London and present the matters of the colony 
and advocate colonial interests. The Governor had before ap- 
pointed these agents and they had considered themselves bound to 
advocate the views of the Governor. The result was the Colonial 
Legislature of N. Y. resolved to appoint a London agent them- 
selves, and appointed Robert Charles their agent and directed him 
to correspond with their Speaker, David Jones (II. 2). The N. 
Y. Coll. Documents (Vol. 5) give us some opportunity of study- 
ing their acts. He died before serious fighting occurred on L. I., 
but not before the preparations for the war. 

Lieut. Gov. Colden acted as Governor on the death of Lieut. 
Gov. de Lancey in 1760, and repeatedly afterwards. He was 
willing to disparage Judge David Jones (II. 2) when first ap- 
pointed judge, and while still Speaker, and while by authority 
of the Colonial Assembly he was corresponding with the colony's 
agent residing in London. 

We note a letter of Colden to his son, dated July 5, 1759 


(before he was Lieut. Gov.), which has been published in the 
N. Y. Hist. Soc. Coll. for 1869, Vol. 2, p. 206. He was profess- 
ing to comment upon Judge Wm. Smith's Hist, of N. Y., to whom 
in politics he was much opposed, and who had criticised very 
sharply and often inaccurately the character of the previous 
Governors of the colony. Mr. Golden reviewing Gov, Fletcher's 
course said "that while Col. Fletcher was Governor the inhab- 
itants of New York carried on a trade to Madagascar while that 
island was frequented by pirates, and many of the pirates came 
and dispersed on Long Island and Delaware Bay." We notice that 
everyone who came was called a pirate. He proceeded: "It has 
often been remarked that none of the pirates made any use of 
their money to any real advantage to themselves except one Jones, 
who settled on the south side of Long Island, whose son made a 
remarkable figure as Speaker of the Assembly while Mr. Clinton 
was Governor; excepting this one no remains of the others are 
to be discovered." 

It is plain that Mr. Golden as well as Mr. Smith spoke of oc- 
currences before he came to this country, and of which he per- 
sonally knew nothing. We have no voucher but his own for the 
slanderous story, as he did not tell us by whom "it had often 
been remarked." It is true "no remains of the others are to be 

Persons named and directly accused by the blustering Irish- 
man Coote, Earl of Bellomont, such as Gardiner of Gardiner's 
Island ; Everett, the lawyer ; Thos. Clark, of New York, and the 
like, who were never accused to their faces nor prosecuted so as 
to have a trial, shook off without difficulty the vile accusations. 

This Coote blindly speaks of one Smith and Jones having a 
vessel which was seized or subject to seizure, but this is all we 
know about it. No matter how many partisan tongues were 
started nor how "often it has been remarked," by no one knows 
whom, we have to conclude that there was no truth in the story, 
and in fact no evidence of it deserving attention. (MSS. C. B. 

Golden, who became Lieut. Gov. on the death of Chief Justice 
de Lancey in 1760, was soon at variance with the Assembly, which 
was then controlled by the Smith and Livingston party (or popular 
party of the day), who were Presbyterians, and therefore strongly 
opposed to the Royalists with their Church of England views. 


The popular party were desirous of having judges independent 
of the Court party, while Colden, on the other hand, took op- 
posite views, and refused to renew the commissions of the judges 
of the Supreme Court excepting on terms of "during pleasure." 

At the death of Chief Justice de Lancey, the puisne judges on 
the Bench were John Chambers, Daniel Horsmanden and David 
Jones (II. 2), men whom the latter's son. Judge Thomas Jones 
(III. 3) characterized as "gentlemen of unblemished character, 
undoubted ability and affluent fortune." Later, speaking of his 
father. Judge David Jones (II. 2), he resumes, "He ever bore 
the character of an honest, modest, sensible man ; his religion was 
that of the English Church, and his reputation stood fair and un- 
blemished in the estimation of mankind." 

Mr. Piatt, who succeeded to the Chief Justiceship, died in 
1762, and Daniel Horsmanden was appointed in his place, with 
David Jones (II. 2) as 2d judge, Wm. Smith as 3d, and Robert 
Livingston as 4th. The appointment of the last two, we are told, 
"was a piece of policy." Before their appointment an attempt 
was made by the Smith-Livingston party to have Wm. Smith 
appointed as 2d judge in preference to David Jones, who had 
been on the Bench many years. This, we are told by Judge 
Thomas Jones (III. 3), was done because Horsmanden was an 
old man and likely to die, and Smith would then succeed him, 
and also because David Jones was a Churchman and a friend 
to the established constitution. 

Their petition was rejected and David Jones was appointed 
as 2d judge. Smith died in 1769 and Ludlow (a strong Episco- 
palian and Loyalist) was appointed. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

This adherence of the Court party to the Established Church 
caused bitter feelings and a long struggle between dissenting sects 
and the government. (Lodge's Eng. Colonies in America.) It 
had its beginning under Lord Cornbury, and what Maj. Thos. 
Jones (I. i) supported in its infancy in this country, his son. Judge 
David (IL 2), lived to be an active participator in, but died just 
as the thunderings of 1776 broke upon the scene. 

In 1773 Judge David Jones (II. 2), built a large house on his 
estate at Fort Neck, which he called Tryon Hall in honor of Gov. 
Tryon. (See particulars under Judge Thomas Jones (III. 3.) 

In 1773 Judge David Jones (II. 2). being in ill health and in 
the 75th year of his age, resigned his position as judge of the 


Supreme Court, and Gov. Tryon, with the advice of His Majesty's 
Council, appointed his son, Thomas Jones (III. 3), to the seat 
vacated by his father. He retired to his estate on Fort Neck 
where he died in the 77th year of his age, on Oct. 11, 1775. 

"He possessed the clearness of mind and incisiveness of char- 
acter which is so marked a characteristic of his race, never hesi- 
tated in doing anything he beheved to be right regardless of the 
consequences, and always commanded the confidence of the public 
throughout his long career." (Ed. F. de Lancey in Thos. Jones 
Hist, of N. Y.) 

For thirteen years he filled the office of Speaker of Assembly, 
and on one occasion had the firmness to order the doors of the 
Asssembly closed against the Governor until a bill then under dis- 
cussion and about to be passed, which was not acceptable to the 
Governor, which his Excellency had determined to prevent by an 
immediate prorogation. (Thompson's L. I.) 

"During his whole life he was the unyielding advocate of the 
rights of the people against every species of royal encroachment, 
and no participated more largely of the public confidence and 
respect." (Thompson's L. I.) 

To Judge David Jones (H. 2) and his heirs in-tail was devised 
the greater part of his father's estate at South Oyster Bay, who 
by suffering a Common Recovery the life estate thus devised to 
him was changed into a fee, which he devised to his son Thomas 
(HI. 3) during life, with remainder on failure of issue, to his 
(David (H. 2) daughter Arabella (HI. 4) and her issue in- 

Common Recovery was a mode of conveying lands by matter 
of record through the forms of law, formerly in frequent use but 
now obsolete. The fee (or fee simple) being an estate of inherit- 
ance belonging to the owner, and transmissable to his heirs abso- 
hitely and simply, without condition attached to the tenure. 

The entailment of the property by David Jones (H. 2) on his 
son Thomas saved it from being forfeited, as he adhered to the 
royal cause during the Revolutionary War. and on the restoration 
of peace was "attainted" and forced to leave the country for Eng- 
land, where he died without issue. The large estate thus devised 
him under his father's will was by a provision in that will vested 
in the testator's daughter Arabella (HI. 4) and her heirs in-tail- 
male. She married Richard Floyd, who in accordance with a 


further provision in the will of his grandfather, David Jones (II. 
2) took the surname of Jones in addition to his own, and also the 
entailed estate, hence the origin of the double name, Floyd-Jones. 
The will of David Jones ;^II. 2) was a long and special one. 
It was dated 26 July, 1768, and proved in N. Y. City, Oct. 27, 
1775. To which he later added three codicils. (See Vol. 30, pages 
36-45, N. Y. City Surrogate's Office.) 


After recommending his soul into the hands of Him who gave 
it, he orders his body to be laid out in homespun linen, put in ■\ 
plain coffin and to be buried in his own burying ground on the 
left side of his first wife, in a decent and Christianlike manner 
without pomp. 

All his beaches, lands, marshes, and grounds covered with 
water in Oueens Co., he gives his son Thomas (III. 3) for his 
use during his life, and after his death to the use of the first son 
of his said son Thomas, and the heirs male of such first son, etc., 
and in failure of such issue to the use of the second son, and sons 
of his said son Thomas during their lives, etc. 

On failure of heirs male of his son Thomas, he gives all the 
said real estate to and for the use of the oldest daughter of his 
said son Thomas during life, etc. In case of a total failure of 
issue of his son Thomas, he gives the same to and for the use of 
his grandson David Richard Floyd, the oldest son of his daugh- 
ter Arabella, for his life, and after his death to and for the use 
of the first son of his said grandson, in-tarl forever, they taking the 
surname of Jones. 

In case of total failure of issue of all his children, he gives 
said lands to the College of the City of N. Y., the rents and issues 
to be applied yearly to the maintenance of charity schools, etc., two 
of said schools always to be in Queens Co., one at Jamaica and 
the other in the town of Oyster Bay. 

To his wife Margaret he gives all the money, debts, slave.?, 
goods and chattels she had as her own estate or was due her at 
the time of her marriage with me, and all the increase thereof, 
the large silver tankard and silver teapot which have been made 
since our marriage and paid for with her money, my riding chaii*. 
horse, and £500. and the use of his slave Lucretia to attend upon 
her during her widowhood. 


To his daughter Anna ii,ooo for Hfe. 

To his daughter Arabella i 1,500 and his slave girl Rose, with 
all the children she now has or may have. 

To his daughter Mary i 1,000 for life and his negro woman 
Lilly and all her children ; also his secretary and all his plate and 

To his grandson David Richard Floyd, and the eldest son of 
his daughter Arabella, his gold watch, sleeve buttons, and knee 
and shoe buckles. 

To his grandson David Jones (IV. 13) the eldest son of his 
daughter Mary, his lands in Ulster County on the Walkill River, 
etc., and his Frontenack gun, with the initial letters of my son 
David's name writt upon a silver plate on the stock. 

To the Parish Church of Hempstead £300, the interest thereof 
to be used for the instruction of poor children of the town of 
Oyster Bay. 

To his son Thomas he gives all the remainder of his estate 
after his funeral expenses are paid, and my wife supplied with 
provisions and firewood for herself and her domestics, and hay 
and provender for her horse as long as she shall think proper to 
live with my family not exceeding one year. 

By a codicil dated 3 Oct., 1768, he revokes such part of his 
former will as relates to lands in Queens Co., given his son 
Thomas in-tail, and bequeaths the same to his said son Thomas 
for life, with remainder to William Nicoll, Jr., of Suffolk Co., 
and Samuel Clowes, of Queens Co., and to their heirs during the 
life of his said son Thomas, etc., to hold the same in-tail male, 
and in default of such issue, to the eldest daughter of hi? said 
son Thomas for life, with remainder to first son of said daughter, 
etc., with express conditions that the devisee taking the estate 
shall at the age of 21 years and always thereafter to take the sur- 
name of Jones in addition to his own, etc., etc. 

By a codicil dated Dec. 21, 177 1, he gives his daughter Mary 
the use of his lands in Ulster Co. and £200 to build her a house 
thereon, and to his grandson David all his meadows at West 

By a codicil dated Jan. 9, 1772, he orders that his son Thomas 
shall live and dwell with my family on that part of my plantations 
called Fort Neck, yearly during his life for the space of three 
months at a time, and in case of his refusal, etc., then all his afore- 


said real estate shall immediately vest in and be the property of 
such persons to whom it ought to go as if my said son Thomas 
was naturally dead. 


)a^icL iofvS^ 

Facsimile of his signature from his acknowledgment in the 
deed from John Townsend to Thos. Townsend, June 19, 173 1. 

The original will of David Jones (after its probate in 1775) 
was in the possession of his daughter, Arabella Floyd, the wife 
of Col. Richard Floyd, until 1783, when at her request and upon 
the advice of her brother, Thomas Jones (III. 3), then in Eng- 
land, it was given in charge of the wife of Genl. Nathaniel Wood- 
hull, and deposited in her house along with the General's will for 

The reason for this we are told was "that there was at that 
time reason to believe that the house of Mrs. WoodhuU was not 
in danger of being plundered by the Americans," etc., but in the 
year following her house was destroyed by fire, and the wills and 
all Mrs. Floyd's plate entirely lost. (Thos. Jones Hist, of N. Y., 
Vol. II., p. 593.) 

As the troubles of the Revolutionary War followed soon after 
Judge David Jones' death, little was done toward administering 
upon his estate. The executors named in his will had qualified, 
but owing to the death of one, Wm. Nicoll, and of the treasonable 
actions of the others, Thomas Jones and Richard Floyd, further 
execution of the will was delayed. In 1786 letters of administra- 
tion were granted to Samuel Jones (III. 8), of Oyster Bav (at- 
torney of John Gale and Anna, his wife, and of Thos. Jones (III. 
10), and Mary, his wife), the said Anna and Mary being daugh- 
ters and legatees of David Jones; and to Samuel Clowes, Esq.. 
of South Hempstead. (Liber 39, folio 54, Queens Co. Adms.) 
As the laws concerning the care of moneys for the poor, in force 
at the time of his death, had later been repealed, there was no 
one to whom his bequest of £300 could be paid, and it remained 
in his administrators' hands until 24 March, 1795, when a special 
Act was passed authorizing the Overseers of the Poor of the town 
of Oyster Bay to receive the same. 


Following his noble example, a grandson of his brother Will- 
iam (Samuel Jones (IV. lo), of Jericho, L. I., made a bequest 
of $30,000 (to be called the "Jones Fund"), the interest of which 
was to be used for the relief of the poor of that town. This was 
in 1836. Fourteen years later (1850) a similar bequest of $5,000 
was made by another member of the family, Walter R. Jones 
(IV. 30) for the same purpose. The moneys thus bequeathed to 
the town are now under the care and management of five trustees, 
elected by the people, and officially known as "Trustees of the 
Jones Fund." 

Judge David Jones (11. 2) was long a member of St. George's 
Episcopal Church, of Hempstead. A deed for his pew in this 
church (now in the possession of the family) is curious; we give it 
below : 

The Rector and Inhabitants of the Parish of Hempstead, on Nassau 
Island, in communion of the Church of England as by law established — 
To all whom these presents shall come, greeting — Know ye that we, the 
said Rector and Inhabitants, &c., for and in consideration of ten pounds 
ten shillings New York money paid by David Jones, Esq., Thos. Cornell 
and Micah Smith, gents : Have given and granted and by these presents 
"do give and grant unto the said David Jones all that the full equal third 
part of a certain pew in the body of St. George's Church in Hempstead 
aforesaid marked number eighteen. To have, use and enjoy the said 
third part of the said pew unto the said David Jones, and the heirs of 
his body, he and they cleansing, maintaining and keeping the same in good 
repair at his or their own proper costs and charges. Saveing and reserv- 
ing unto the said Rector and Inhabitants and their successors not only 
the reversion thereof failing the heirs of the said David Jones, but also 
the free use and disposition thereof for the benefit and advantage of the 
said Church during his or their absence from the Parish aforesaid. In 
testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our corporation to be here- 
unto affixed. Witness, the Rev. Mr. Robert Jenny, Rector, and John Cor- 
nell, and Micah Smith, present Church Wardens of the said church this 
I2th day of October in the year of our Lord 1740. 

Per order of vestry 

Gerardus Clowes. 

Robert Jenny, Rector. 
John Cornell, -> Church 

Micah Smith, / Wardens 


(II. 3) FREELOVE JONES, dau. of Maj. Thomas (I. i) ; 
b. about 1700, d. before 1768; m, 1719, Jacob Smith, of Herricks, 


Queens Co., L. I., prob. a son of Isaac and his wife Elizabeth, 
dau. of Capt. John Underbill. Issue: 

Thomas, b. Aug. 28, 1720; d. Aug. 26, 1795. 

Isaac, b. Sept. 9, 1722. 


Jacob, bap. June 5, 1744 

Named in Bockie Family Genealogy. 
Daughter; m. Miller, of Utica, N. Y 
(See under Smith Family.) 

(II. 4) MAJ. THOMAS JONES, son of Maj. Thomas (I 
i); b. about 1702, drowned in Long Island Sound, Nov. 13, 
1741, being the first of his father's family to suffer an "ill fate." 
He never married, and died intestate. 

In 1713 he was named in his father's will and then under age. 
On Aug. 23, 1734, lie received his father's military title, and that 
of his stepfather, being commissioned as Major of the Queens 
Co. Regt., which regt. was Colonel John Jackson's and Major 

"It was an old English fashion to call regiments by the names 
of the colonels, and the titles would be kept in the same families 
as long as possible." (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

In 1739 he was one of the incorporators of the ferry from 
Matinecock, Long Island, to Connecticut, "Then ranking as a 
public improvement." It was controlled and managed by him, and 
was in active operation until his death in 1741. It was known 
as a horse boat ferry from the fact that the motive power was 
derived from a movable platform worked by horses. It was much 
used because at that period there were no bridges across the 
Harlem River (excepting King's Bridge), nor across the Bronx, 
and other streams emptying into Long Island Sound ; and until 
after the Revolutionary War the course of travel from New York 
for New England was through Queens Co. to convenient crossing 
places along the north shore of L. I. 

By a newspaper report (copied in Queens Co. in Olden Times, 
p. 22) we learn that "The ferryboat of Maj. Thomas Jones, of 
Oyster Bay, was overset in the Sound, and himself, his negro, 
three men and one woman who were passengers, with six horses, 
were all drowned on Nov. 13, 1741." 


A patent for this ferry, which later became known as "Major 
Jones' ferry,'" was granted on July 13, 1739, by His Majesty's 
Council to John Budd, Hachaliah Brown and Jonathan Brown, 
of Westchester Co., and gave the inhabitants of Oyster Bay the 
right to establish a ferry between Oyster Bay Harbor and a point 
between the Bryam and Mamaroneck rivers in Westchester Co 
A "table of fees" was made by the Council on March 27, 1739, 
regulating the charges. (Col. N. Y. Hist. MSS., p. 534-537.) 
(Land Papers XH., p. 132.) 

On 21 Aug., 1739, these three patentees admitted Saml. Mac- 
coune, Thomas Jones, Penn Townsend and others of Oyster Bay 
9S patentees with them, "as was proposed and designed by them 
before obtaining their patent," for the consideration of £37.10, 
which amount was due from them toward the expenses of pro- 
curing the patent. (Liber 10, p. 369, Queens Co.), and on 27 
Oct., 1739, a confirmation of this patent was obtained by them 
from the town. (Liber F, p. 37, Oyster Bay.) 

On Nov. 2, 1739, Maj. Thos. Jones (H. 4) purchased their 
interests for £31.8, with the conditions that he should at his own 
cost and charge keep sufficient boats of need required at some 
convenient landing on ye bounds of Oyster Bay, with able and 
skilful servants to attend said ferry from ye bounds of Oyster 
-Bay to Rye in Connecticut. (Deed not recorded; in possession 
of family.) 

This purchase with others (Liber 10, p. 369, Queens Co.) 
probably made him sole owner of the franchise, and on 12th of 
Nov., 1739, he purchased of Wright Frost, Daniel Underbill, John 
Prior, Henry Cock, Jonas Latten, Jacob Frost and Daniel Frost, 
the then proprietors of Fox Island in Matinecock in the town of 
Oyster Bay, all their interest in said island, "bounded on north 
by the bank, on south by the edge of the meadow, on east by the 
beach, and on the west by the beach, it being all woodland, three 
acres more or less, with privilege to build a wharf and pier for 
accommodating a ferry and boats, and also ye privilege of ye creek 
called Fox Creek, nigh unto said island ; that is, to pass and repass 
to and from said creek with passengers and freight to said island, 
etc., etc. (Deed not recorded ; in possession of the family.) 

After his death in 1741 the ferry was abandoned, and on Sept. 
4, 1770, his brothers. Judge David Jones (H. 2) and William 
Jones (H. 7) conveyed to Deborah Prindle, of Derby, Conn. 


(wife of Enoch Prindle), "all their right in the house and lands 
at Matlnecock Ferry lately belonging to our brother Major Thos. 
Jones, with the land at Fox Island, and the privilege of the ferry." 
(Liber 12, p. 163, Queens Co.) On Sept. 13, 1783, Enos J. Prin- 
dle, of Derby, Conn., conveyed the same to Daniel Cock. (Lib. 
I, folio 34, Oyster Bay.) 

For the privilege of running the ferry the patentees were to 
pay to the town on the 25 of March (commonly called Lady's 
Day), a yearly rental of two shillings and sixpence. Some of 
the ferriage charges as fixed by the Council were as follows : 

One per.son £0 o 6 

One man and horse o 3 o 

One full barrel o i o 

One empty barrel o o 4 

For every twenty sheep, hogs and sows o 5 o 

Horned cattle, two years old and upwards. . . . o 2 o 

Horned cattle, under one year old o i o 

For each 100 weight of gunpowder o i 6 

Under his father's will he was given jointly with his brother 
William several pieces of land on the north and south sides of 
Long Island, but dying without issue the lands thus bequeathed 
to him reverted to his brother William. His estate does not ap- 
pear to have been administered upon by any duly authorized 
person. Some papers preserved to us show that his brother 
David, "who called himself executor thereof/' submitted an ac- 
count on 4 Oct., 1768, to the heirs at law, placing the value of his 
personal estate at £768.15.0. This was divided into six equal 
parts, one-sixth to each of the following: David Jones, Sarah 
Clows, representatives of Margaret Johnson, William Jones. 
Thomas Smith, and Elizabeth Lawrence, From this we infer that 
a mutual division of his estate was to be made between his brothers 
and sisters, or their representatives, and that his sisters Margaret 
and Elizabeth had each married a second husband. 

Judge David Jones (II. 2) died in 1775. and the estate (then 
unsettled) was cared for bv the only surviving brother, William 

The judge's son, Thomas (III. 3), in behalf of David R. 
Floyd (the only son of his sister Arabella (III. 4), had already 
laid claim to part of the estate, and some litigation may have en- 



sued. He evidently did not know of the deed from his father and 
his uncle William (II. 7), of Sept. 4, 1770, cited under this article. 

Cfkc^ J/^^i-ctf- 

Facsimile of his signature from the deed of John Budd and 
others, 21 Aug. 1739. 

(II. 5) SARAH JONES, 2nd, dau. of Maj. Thos. Jones 
(I. i) ; b. 1703 (the second child bearing that name in her father's 
family) ; m. Oct. 19, 1719, Gerardus Clowes, b. 27 Apl, 1699; d. 
Oct. 12, 1752, son of Samuel, of Jamaica, L. I., and his wife, 
Catharine Douw. Issue: 

Samuel, b. July 31, 1722; d. May 10, 1800. 

Catharine, b. 1720. 

John, b. 1727; d. 1758. 

Timothy Bagley, b. Aug. 21, 1724. 

(See under Clowes family.) 

(II. 6) MARGARET JONES, dau. of Maj. Thos. Jones 
(I. i) ; b. about 1706 ; d. before 1768 ; m. first, Ezekiel Smith, prob. 
of Stoney Brook, near Princeton, N. J., and by another account, 

She m. as her 3d husband (perhaps as her 2d) John Hill, 3 
strong Royalist who at the close of the Revolutionary War set- 
tled in Canada in the vicinity of Niagara Falls. In the settlement 
of the estate of her brother, Maj. Thos. Jones (II. 4) » her share 
was called "the representatives of Margaret Johnson (perhaps 
meaning Jones), and there was charged against it a bond of John 
Hill for iioo, and of Ezekiel Smith of £50, leaving her share in 
debt to the estate. 

Issue by her last husband, John Hill : Margaret, who m. John 
Robins, of Southampton, L. I., whose son Ezekiel left a dau. 
Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1806, who. m. William Townsend Jones (IV. 

(II. 7) WILLIAM JONES, son of Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i) ; 
b. Apl 25, 1708; d. Aug. 29, 1779, on West Neck, at the south 


side of Long Island; m. Apl 22, 1731, Phoebe, b. Aug. 6, 1715; 
d. May 10, 1800. dau. of the 2d Colonel John Jackson (7), of 
Jerusalem South, L. I., and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel 
Hallett, and great grand dau. of Annie Winthrop, sister of Gov. 
John, of Mass. 

His father-in-law, the 2d Col., was the eldest son of the ist 
Col. John Jackson, whose will was made Aug. 26, 1724. 

This 2d Col. John Jackson had a large family ; his will, dated 
Feby 2"], 1738, names his children, including his dau. Phoebe 
Jones. (Lib. 15, p. 76, N. Y. City.) 

(See under Winthrop and Jackson families.) 

Issue : 

-fill. 7. David, b. 1733; d. Feby 11, 1818. 

-f8. Samuel, b. July 26, 1734; d. Nov. 21, 1819. 

-I-9. William, b. Jan. 6, 1737 ; d. June 13, 1819. 
-I" 10. Thomas. 
+ 11. Gilbert. 

-|-I2. John, b. June 26, 1755; d. Aug. 21, 1819. 
+ 13. Walter, b. Feb. 14, 1757; d. May 7, 1828. 
-f 14. Richard, b. July 10, 1760; d. Oct. 10, 1844. 
+ 15. Jackson Hallett, b. 1761 ; d. Feby. 29, 1836. 
-f 16. Freelove, b. 1742; d. Oct. 21, 1821. 
-f-17. Elizabeth. 

-f-i8. Sarah, b. 1756; d. Sept. 16, 1841. 
-f-19. Phebe, b. 1758; d. Feby., 1841. 
-|-20. Margaret, b. Feby. i, 1759; d. Mch. 31, 1825. 
21. Esther. 

This William, alone of the sons of Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i), 
left descendants to perpetuate the family name, as neither of the 
sons of David (II. 2) left issue, and Thomas (II. 4) died un- 
married. From this fact he was commonly called "the head of 
the family of Long Island." His family of fifteen children and 
ninety-five gr. children gives him a good claim upon this title. 

In 1726, at his mother's death (before he was of age), he 
became possessed of land on West Neck under his father's will. 
Some letters of his preserved indicate that he learned to write 
very well, but his pursuits were mainly agricultural. 

In 1 73 1 (by his marriage) he became connected with the large 


and active Jackson family, which afterwards afforded great sup- 
port to Congress. 

His son Samuel (III. 8) did not fancy the same political set 
as Thomas (III. 3), son of David (II. 2), but studied law in an 
opposite office. In 1764 his son Thomas (III.), marrying a dau. 
of Judge David Jones (II. 2), his family became much divided 
in political action. 

From 1764 to 1770 he was Justice of the Peace for Queens 
Co., and the minutes of the Court of Gen. Sessions give evidence 
of his frequent attendance at its sittings. 

He built a house on West Neck, a little west of the "Old Brick 
House" of his father's, which served for his large family during 
his life. The house and land which later came into the possession 
of the Bronson family stood a short distance east of the old Conk- 
lin Vande water Hotel and just north of the present South Side 
Turnpike Road. "A road north, across the island, was west of 
and near his house." 

He was largely interested in the raising of horses and cattle 
with his wife's family (the Jacksons), who owned the salt mead- 
ows lying on the south side of the Great South Bay, where they 
jointly pastured large numbers of animals. These meadows in 
which he was a tenant in common, by purchase from the Jack- 
sons in 1762, became the source of a long and bitter lawsuit be- 
tween the Jacksons and the Joneses, and the town of Oyster Bay. 
For details, see under Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i). 

The animals were carried to these meadows in boats, and 
while there were comparatively safe from the marauding expe- 
ditions of the British, and were easily cared for. Being the only 
farmer in his father's family, he was given the cattle mark that 
was assigned his father by the town, and on Sept. 21, 1734, the 
same was transferred to him on the books of the town. 

For his cattle mark see under Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i). 

In 1749 he was chosen assessor for the town of Oyster Bay. 
This was probably his earliest public office. (Liber — , p. 33, 
Oyster Bay.) 

On April 3, 1764, he was chosen overseer of highways for 
the south part of the town of Oyster Bay. (Liber H, p. 4, Oyster 

In 1757 he was named as an executor in the will of John Sea- 
man, of Jerusalem, 


He adhered generally to the royal government during the war. 
but not in arms. His family, as we have said, was much divided 
politically, yet he himself, though favoring the royal cause, was at 
heart strongly in favor of the other party. 

In 1776, before the battle of Long Island, he signed the re- 
monstrance against driving off the cattle from the Hempstead 
Plains. Many of the freeholders signed this remonstrance, and 
was a protest on their part against an order of the Provincial 
Congress, "That all cattle and sheep south of the ridge of hills 
in Queens Co. should be removed to the east end of the Plains 
to prevent their falling into the hands of the British." 

On 21 Oct., 1776, after the battle of Long Island, he with five 
of his sons (some under age) petitioned for protection. Nearly 
all of the male inhabitants of Queens Co. who had not left the 
island signed this petition. It was addressed to the King's Com- 
missioners, and prayed that Queens Co. might be restored to royal 
favor. Many of the signatures were reluctantly given. (Revo- 
lutionary Incidents of Queens Co., p. 117.) 

On June 12, 1778, he made his will, and on July 24, 1779, 
added a codicil. He named his sons John and Walter as execu- 
tors, and gave them the homestead land on West Neck on condi- 
tions, paying legacies, etc. 

He gave all his beaches and marshes to his nine sons equally, 
personal property to his wife, legacies of £100 each to his daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Margaret, Phebe and Sarah; to Wm. Jones £100 
for the use of my dau. Freelove, to Thomas £150 for use of Gil- 
bert, and legacies to Richard and Hallett with minor directions. 

It may be inferred from his will that at this time he despaired 
of the success of the Congressional cause, whatever may have been 
his wishes, and considering the dimension of the British army 
on L. I. and in New York City, and the little knowledge he could 
have in the remote interior, it may not be strange that he should 
so despair. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

His will was proved Jan. 17, 1781, and letters of adms. granted 
nearly two years after his death. 

He was buried (according to the MSS. of his son Walter) on 
West Neck, in a new burying ground given for that purpose by 
his sons John and Walter, by deed of gift, "containing y2 an acre 
on the south side of the highway, east of or nearly opposite his 
house, to be enlarged as required." 


His widow survived him over twenty years, and for some time 
kept together the large family, with her sons John and Walter 
as managers. 



(II. 8) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Maj. Thomas Jones 
(I. i) ; b. about 1710; d. after 1768; m. (by license dated May 30, 
1730) Jacomiah Mitchell, son of Robert, of North Hempstead, 
L. I., and Hannah, his wife. 

She probably survived her husband and married again, as in 
the settlement of her brother, Maj. Thos. Jones (II. 4), her share 
was called Elizabeth Lawrence (or Laremore). Issue by first 
husband : 

Phebe, bapt. Aug. 19, 1733. 
Freelove, bapt. June 15, 1734- 
Jacomiah, bapt. Nov. 20, 1746. 
Margaret, bapt. Nov. 20, 1746. 
Elizabeth, bapt. Nov. 20, 1746. 

William, bapt. June 11, 173 1. 
(See N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. IX., p. 185.) 

Will prob. June 17, 1747 (Lib. 16, p. 495, N. Y. City), naming 
wife Elizabeth, his brother John, and Jacob Smith (husband of 
Freelove Jones (H. 3), as executors; names son Jacomiah and 
five daughters as above. 

(III. I) ANNA JONES, dau. of Judge David Jones (II. 2) ; 
b. May 11, 1744; m. by license, May 10, 1756, Dr. John Gale, of 
Goshen, N. Y., great gr. son of Edmund Gale, of Boston, Mass. 
Issue : 

Arabella Jones, m. July 18, 1790, Sanford Clark, of Goshen. 
Anna Mary, m. John Joline, of Goshen. 
Margaret, m. John Hurtin, of Goshen. 

(III. 3) JUDGE THOMAS JONES, son of Judge David 
(II. 2), ranking as the 2d judge of the family ; b. Apl. 20, 1731, at 


Fort Neck, L. I., bapt. in St. George's Epis. Church, Hempstead. 
Dec. 29, 1731. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. IX., p. 185) ; d. in Hod- 
desdon, Eng., July 25, 1792, without issue. 

On Dec. 9, 1762, he m. Anne, dau. of Lieut. Gov. James de 
Lancey. (See Reeds. Trinity Church and N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Rec. v.. p. in). She b. 1746, survived her husband, and d. in 
Hoddesdon, Eng., Dec. i, 1817, in the 72d year of her age. 

He was hberally educated. In 1746 he entered Yale College 
at the age of 15, when Thomas Clapp was prest., and during a part 
of his collegiate course Ezra Stiles (who after became prest.) wa.*^ 
a tutor. 

Among his fellow students were Richard Morris, who later 
became Chief Justice ; Saml. Seabury, who after became Bishop ; 
Rev. Dr. Ogilvie, Saml. Hopkins, Richard Woodhull, and Genl. 
Gold S. Silliman, the latter of whom, 29 years later, in 1779, being 
a prisoner of war in the hands of the British, was exchanged for 
Thomas Jones. 

The discussions which led to the Rev. War early appeared 
there. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. III., p. 57.) It seems Mr. 
Jones disagreed with most of the other students in religion and 
politics, and he did not endorse even their literary acquirements. 
(See his (Thos. Jones) Hist, of N. Y., Vol. i, p. 5.) 

In 1750 he graduated as A. B. and very soon commenced the 
study of law with Joseph Murray, a lawyer of N. Y. City, and 
not in the law office of Wm. Smith, St., or Jr., where his cousin, 
Samuel Jones (III. 8), afterwards found a place, being about 
three years his junior. 

Their legal preceptors and associates were of different politics ; 
they took different lines ver\^ early. Mr. Murray was a member 
of the Governor's Council from 1744 to 1756, and a Governor 
of King's College in 1756. 

Thomas Jones was admitted to practise law (Doc. Rel, Coll. 
Hist. N. Y., Vol. 8, p. 685), while James de Lancey was acting 
Governor, and soon commenced the practice in N. Y. City. We 
have little knowledge of what he did. Before 1769 he had trans- 
acted legal business for Saml. Rogers, of Cold Spring Harbor. 
L. I., who had sold out the greater part of his land at that place, 
and who probably became an unsuccessful merchant or vessel 
owner in N. Y. City. In July. ^7^7, Mr. Rogers confessed a judg- 
ment in his favor for £266.16.6, penalty of a bond, and £18.5.6 


for costs of judgment. It is stated that the debt was for legal 
services. An execution was issued to the Sherifif of Suffolk Co., 
and some small pieces of land on the east side of Cold Spring 
Harbor were sold in Jan., 1768, for £39 15s. by Geo. Meurson, 
Sherifif of Sufifolk Co., who had married into the "Tangier" Smith 
family. Some deeds and records yet preserved give us informa- 
tion respecting this. 

On Feby. 8, 1757, Mr. Jones was appointed Clerk of the Court 
of Common Pleas of Queens Co., an office then generally filled 
by deputy. (N. Y. Comms., Vol. 84, p. 118.) (Doc. Rel. to Coll. 
Hist. N.V., Vol. 8, p. 685.) (Lib. D, p. 213, Queens Co. Reeds.) 
This office he held only one year, retiring when his father became 
a judge of the Supreme Court. His appointment was much op- 
posed and his right was contested by Whitehead Hicks, who 
claimed to be such clerk, and by Benjamin Hinchman, who re- 
fused to deliver up the records. (Col. N. Y. Hist. MSS., p. 671.) 

In 1758 he was named as an executor of his legal preceptor, 
Jos. Murray, who gave his library to the New York College, 
then called King's, afterwards Columbia. This introduced him 
favorably, and he was later attorney for King's College, and had 
no good words for Yale. 

King's College was founded in 1756, and its charter favored 
the Church of England ; the consequence of this was a hostile feel- 
ing which caused both political and family quarrels between the 
Livingstons, who were of the Presbyterian party, and the de 
Lanceys of the Church of England. 

Mr. Jones adhered to the latter ; the war was fast approaching 
and "these facts gave color to the larger strife to come, and de- 
termined the taking of sides." 

It may be remembered that Lieut. Gov. Jas. de Lancey plumed 
himself upon the charter of this college, while Wm. Livingston 
opposed it. Mr. Jones was one of the Governors of King's Col- 
lege, and for several years was its attorney, his commission for 
the same being signed by Whitehead Hicks, Mayor, Dec. 18, 1771. 

In 1762 Mr. Jones' father, Judge David (II. 2), had attained 
distinction as a member and Speaker of Assembly, and had become 
a judge ; his harmony with the previous judge, Chief Justice, mem- 
ber of the Council and Lieut. Gov. James de Lancey, who had 
appointed him, can readily be traced. Mr. de Lancey was ap- 
pointed Lieut. Gov. in 1753, and held until 1755. In 1757 he 


was acting- Gov., until July 30, 1760, when he died leaving a large 
estate and a noted family. One of his sons, John P., of West- 
chester Co. (the father of Bishop de Lancey), married Elizabeth, 
dau. of Col. Richard P'loyd (5), and his wife Arabella, a sister 
of this Thomas Jones. 

It is fair to suppose that the marriage of the promismg lawyer 
Thos. Jones (then aged 31) with Lieut. Gov. Jas. de Lancey 's 
daughter Anne (then only 16 years of age) was a topic of much 
discussion between Judge David Jones (II. 2) and her father's 
eldest brother, James de Lancey, who had been a member of Genl. 
Assembly of N. Y. and "the head of the family and the party 
known by his name from his father's death to the Rev. War." 
(Thos. Jones Hist, of N. Y., Vol. i, p. 658.) 

It seems to have been an agreeable one to the family, and as 
her mother, Anne de Lancey, was the daughter of Hon. Caleb 
Heathcote and a sister of Sir Wm. Draper's wife, Mr. Jones 
became connected with the families of Sir Peter Warren, of the 
British navy, and of Sir Wm. Johnson, the latter of whom died 
in 1774, and Mr. Jones (then judge of the Supreme Court) was 
one of his pall bearers. 

Some land set off to her is shown by deeds embracing a large 
piece of land now bounded by Grand St., N. Y. City. Deeds re- 
specting this recorded in 1780 and 1781 can be seen in Secy, of 
State Office, Liber 21, folio 2;j, 64, 74-75. 

In 1763 her brother, Jas. de Lancey, gave her two acres of land 
in N. Y. City between the Bowery and the East River, where in 
1765 Mr. Jones built a large house on its highest part known as 
Mount Pitt or Jones' Hill. During the war the Americans 
built a fort upon this place, called Jones' Hill Fort, which was 
destroyed by the British. The house, by report, remained standing 
until the early part of the nineteenth century. 

On. Nov. 19, 1769, Mr. Jones was appointed Recorder of the 
City of N. Y. by Lieut. Gov. Colden, and held until 1773. This 
probably made him a member of the Common Council and of 
the City Courts. (N. Y. Comms., Vol. VI., p. 91.) 

This was his first judicial appointment ; two years later h.e was 
reappointed by Gov. Tryon "during pleasure," and on Oct. 13. 
1773, was succeeded by Robert Livingston, Jr., who held one year, 
and the office was conferred upon John Watts, Jr., a cousin of 
Judge Thos. Jones' wife. 


On Oct. 8, 1 77 1, Judge Thos. Jones was appointed attorney 
or counsel for the Corporation of N. Y. City. (N. Y. Comms. 
VI., p. 20.) This was in the line for promotion, and on Sept. 29, 
1773 (his father retiring), he was appointed a judge of the Su- 
preme Court of the Province. (N. Y. Comms. VI., p. 91.) 

This appointment, which was made by Gov. Wm. Tryon, he 
held until the close of the Rev. War, which with its results dis- 
placed him. 

Judge Thos. Jones held the last courts under the Crown in 
the Province of N. Y., concerning which he gives us much in- 
formation in his "Hist, of N. Y. during the Rev. War." As judge 
of the Supreme Court his circuit embraced a large district, in- 
cluding Westchester Co., and while sitting at the latter place in 
1776 he discharged from custody several persons arrested for loyal 
sentiments ; this he tells us was given as a reason for placing him 
on the Act of Attainder and confiscating his property. This 
judicial act was probably but the beginning of the end. His con- 
nections with the de Lanceys and his training made him a devoted 
Royalist and a far greater partisan than his father. We cannot 
judge this a harsh measure when we consider his political career 
and actions. His advice in the matter of the battle of Lexington 
alone was enough to brand him an enemy to the American cause. 
When the news of this battle reached N. Y. the whole city was 
thrown into a state of great excitement and confusion. His 
Majesty's Council was summoned at the house of the Lieut. Gov., 
who had requested the attendance of the judges of the Supreme 
Court, the Attorney General, the Mayor and the Recorder of the 
City. The Gov. desired their advice in the critical state of affairs ; 
several things were proposed but to no purpose ; Judge Jones, then 
present, proposed "that the military should be called out and the 
riot act read, and if the mob did not thereupon disperse, to appre- 
hend and imprison the ringleaders." 

The war was now on, and Judge Jones retired to his home on 
Fort Neck, L. I., where on June 27, 1776 (the year following), 
he was arrested by Major Abell on an order of the Provincial 
Congress, charged with being "an enemy to the American cause 
on account of his holding offices from the King, and refusing to 
associate with his fellow citizens." He was shortly afterwards 
discharged by Gov. Morris upon his parole and returned to his 


home "tliere to await the further order of said Congress." On 
Aug. nth of that year he was again arrested and carried before 
Lord StirHng, Genl. Scott and Col. McDougal, and on an order 
from Genl. Washington was sent to Connecticut as a prisoner of 
war. On Dec. 7, 1776, he was again paroled, promising "not to 
give notice or intelligence to the enemy of America, not to take up 
arms, and to return to New York when required." 

He returned to Long Island, where three years after his house 
was broken open (as he tells us) "and robbed of everything that 
could be taken," and he himself carried to Conn., where he was 
kept a prisoner during the years 1779 and 1780, and was then 
exchanged for Genl. Silliman, who some 30 years previous was 
his classmate in Yale College. (Sabine's Loyalists, Rev. Incidents 
of L. I. and Thos. Jones Hist, of N. Y.) 

While a prisoner in Conn, much of his property, including his 
horses and cattle, was taken by the Continental Army, which, after 
the evacuation of L. I., fell into the hands of the British. After 
his return he made a demand upon the British Commissary Genl. 
for the value of his fat cattle, but payment was refused on the 
grounds that the commissary did not know ''which regiment eat 
the cattle." 

Among those taken to Conn, and retained there, besides Judge 
Jones, were Danl. Kissam, Jr., Adam Seabury, Benj. Hewlett and 
Isaac Smith, some fourteen in all. 

On Oct. 23, 1779, the N. Y. Legislature passed an Act of At- 
tainder, by which all persons mentioned therein "were attainted, 
their estates, real and personal, forfeited, and themselves pro- 
scribed, and each and every one of them who shall at any time 
hereafter be found in any part of this State shall be and are de- 
clared guilty of felony, and shall suflfer death as in causes of 
felony without benefit of clergy." 

The judge's name was included in this Act of Legislature, and 
on Mch. 21, 1781, he sold at auction at the house of James Dur- 
yea, at Fort Neck, all his working oxen, cows, and horses, most 
of them full blooded, etc., etc., and all his implements of farming. 

In June, 1781, he sailed for England with his wife and niece. 
Elizabeth Floyd, in one of a fleet of six vessels. 

On their departure Dr. Benj. Moore (who later became P>ishop 
of N. Y.) presented Mrs. Jones with the following tribute: 


"By the rude storms of faction blown, 
Enough of dangers you have known. 
Witness the hour when rebel bands 
A husband seized with ruthless hands, 
And dragged to vile captivity, 
From comfort far and far from thee. 
No pity touched the hardened train. 
Affection prayed and prayed in vain." 

Peace was declared in 1782, and as no treaty stipulations were 
made in favor of Loyalists and the Act of Attainder not repealed 
but became operative, Judge Jones was obliged to remain in exile, 
and the remainder of his life was passed in Hoddesdon, Hertford- 
shire, Eng., where he died. 

Under the Act of Attainder all of his real estate not entailed 
by his father's will was confiscated, and also all his personal prop- 
erty, the former of which included lands in Queens, Westchester, 
Ulster, Orange and Tryon counties. In compensation for these 
losses the British Government paid him the sum of ^5,447. 

On 2d Aug., 1785, his real estate in N. Y. City was sold by 
the Commissioners of Forfeiture for ^970, described as being in 
the Out Ward of the city, etc., and comprised about two acres 
of land (Liber 43, p. 36, Conveyances N. Y. City), situated on 
the highest part of Grand St., near the East River. It was known 
as Mount Pitt, and here Judge Jones had his town house. This 
land was given to the judge's wife Anne in 1765 by her brother, 
James de Lancey. Much can be read concerning his confiscated 
estates in the judge's Hist, of N. Y., before alluded to. 

On 5 March, 1793, Simon De Witt, Surveyor General, adver- 
tised for sale at Norwich, Queens Co., L. L, "all the lands deemed 
to be forfeited by the attainder of Thos. Jones, viz., all the 
meadow, fresh and salt, lying on the south side of L. I., joining 
the beach between the gut called Massapage, west or thereabout, 
and the west gut called Merrick Gut, and the hammocks and 
broken meadow lying between Oyster Bay meadow and the beach, 
with the privilege of the beach to the salt sea. Deed given without 
warrantee." (Queens Co. in Olden Times, p. 82.) Conveyed 
probably to Isc. Smith, who perhaps bought for the town of Oyster 
Bay; see lawsuit concerning meadows under Maj. Thos. Jones 


His house on Fort Neck, L. I. (then called Tryon Hall), in 
which he was living at the time of his arrest, was built for him 
by his father, Judge David (H. 2) in 1770. "It is ninety feet 
long, east and west, and overlooks the Great South Bay. The 
foundation is of free stone, and the framework is of hewn timber. 
The entrance hall is thirty-six feet long by twenty-three wide, 
floored with heavy Southern pine. The stairs of this house are 
a puzzle to modern architects, as they are open underneath from 
bottom to top and have no support except from the wall to which 
they are attached, and yet have never yielded a particle in the 
lapse of more than a century of continued use." 

During the war it was commonly called the "Refugee House," 
from the fact that Judge Jones permitted several of His Majesty's 
loyal subjects to live in it. 

A story recently published (1900) under the title "For a 
Maiden Brave," the scene of which includes the house of Judge 
Jones and its immediate vicinity, gives a spirited account of his 

Judge Thos. Jones was a man of "rare penetration and great 
independence. He was very kind to his family, and in his business 
transactions very exact. His legal papers preserved to us are 
models of brevity and precision." 

A letter of his to his nephew, David R. Floyd, under date of 
1787, well portrays the man. Quoting from this he says, "Con- 
sult your father-in-law in everything." This was Hendrick On- 
derdonk, whom he calls in his History "an arrant rebel." "He 
was a friend of your grandfather's ; he was a friend to all our 
family ; he was a friend of mine, and tho' he and T differed in 
politicks during the last war, T know him to be an honest man." 
(Thos. Jones Hist, of N. Y., Vol. i, p. Ixxiv.) 

Judge Thos. Jones left no issue. He adopted as his daughter 
Anne Charlotte de Lancey, the eldest daughter of John P. de 
Lancey (Mrs. Jones' brother), who later became the wife of 
John Loudon McAdam, of N. Y. City. 

While living in England, "where he sailed for," as he mildly 
puts it in a letter to his sister, "on account of ill health, and that 
his intentions were to return after peace was declared if he could 
keep his neck out of the halter," he wrote his history, recently 
published under the title of "History of New York During the 
Revolutionary War." At his death the manuscript fell into the 


possession of his widow, who in 1817 bequeathed it (and all her 
property) to her adopted daughter, Mrs. McAdam. The latter 
gave it to her brother, Wm. Heathcote de Lancey (Bishop of N. 
Y.), who in 1865 bequeathed it to his son, Edward Floyd de 
Lancey. It remained in the latter 's possession until 1879, when 
through the liberality of Mr. John D. Jones (V. 79), who had 
donated the N. Y. Hist. Society a sum of $6,000 for historical 
purposes, it was published by the society under the title above 
named, Mr. de Lancey ofifering the MSS. to the Society "as the 
first issue to be made under the terms of the endowment." 

His history speaks for itself. He saw the beginning and the 
end of the struggle for independence, and a loyalist of the strong- 
est kind, he closely studied the tendencies toward revolution, and 
had no love for the adoption of republican ideas. Historically 
his work is of much value, and furnishes us with a clear view of 
that period in our history as it appeared to those who lost all by 
their loyalty to the British cause. 

It has been stated that "Anne de Lancey's eyes determined his 
politics, and was, therefore, a Tory of a savage sort." Be this 
as it may, he has given us a clear account of the stirring events 
of his day, and in a fairly impartial manner. He was, it is true, 
embittered by party feelings, yet he does not hesitate to expose 
the wrongdoings of his party. He tells us that "for resistance to 
the Revolution he and others were rewarded by the utter and 
inexcusable failure on the part of the ministry of Lord North to 
protect them." 

Shortly after its publication a book was published under the 
title of "Observations on Judge Jones' Loyalist History of the 
American Revolution : How Far is It An Authority ?" It was 
edited by Henry P. Johnson, and questions many of the judge's 
In 1785, Judge Thos. Jones made his will as follows — 

I, Thomas Tones, late of the Province of New York, in North Amer- 
ica, do make this my last will as follows : I give and devise unto my 
wife, Anne Jones, and to her heirs and assigns forever, my whole real 
and personal estate, in which I include whatever shall be owed me by 
government as a compensation for my losses in America. I appoint my 
said wife executrix of this my will. I hereby revoke all former wills. In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this gth day of 
December, 1785. 

Thomas Jones [L. S.]. 


This with the attestation clause and the three witnesses names 
is all. He died at Hoddesdon, near London, Eng-., on the 25th 
July, 1792, and was buried under the south aisle of Broxbourne 
Parish Church in Hertfordshire, where a slab recently covered 
over bears his name. Near it is placed a mural tablet bearing 
the following^ inscription ; also one to the memory of his widow, 
and another to Mr. and Mrs. McAdam. 






























Next to this mural tablet is one to the memory of his wife 
Anne, bearing^ the followinp^ inscription: 







Between these tablets is the Jones escutcheon, having the Jones 
arms blazoned in full in their appropriate color. 

Mrs. Jones' will, copied from the Registry of the Consistory 
Court of London, is as follows: 

I, Anne Jones, of Hoddesdon Herts, widow, do make and ordain this 
to be my last will and testament, I give, devise and bequeath unto my 
dear and adopted daughter, Anne Charlotte de Lancey, all my personal 
property, of what kind it may consist of at the time of my decease, in- 
cluding all my property in the funds in the Bank of England, be it in 
any of the stocks, as also the lease of the cottage and premises I now hold 
for twenty-one years under Genl. John Adolphus Harris, together with 
all the household furniture, pictures, linen, plate, glass, china of any and 
every description whatsoever, and to her the said Anne Charlotte de 
Lancey, and to her heirs assigns absolutely for ever, and I hereby con- 
stitute, nominate and appoint the said Anne Charlotte de Lancey, my 
nephew. Major John de Lancey, at present on the island of Guernsey, and 
Capt. Walton, of the Royal Navy, executors of this, my said last will. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 8th day of 
December in the year of our Lord 1807. 

Anne Jones [L. S.]. 

Signed, sealed, published and declared to be the last will and testa- 
ment of the testatrix in our presence and in the presence of each other — 

Edward Arthur Bush, Minister H. 

W. Worthington, Surgeon, Hoddesdon Herts H. 

Martha Dunn, Servant to Mrs. Jones. 
Sworn under 
Five thousand 

This will of Anne Jones, late of Hoddesdon, in the County of Hert- 
ford, widow, deceased, was proved at London, 12th day of Dec, 1817, be- 
fore the worshipful Samuel Pearce, Parson, Doctor of Laws and Surro- 
gate, by the oaths of Anne Charlotte de Lancey, spinster, the niece of the 
said deceased, and Jacob Walton, Esq., a Captain in the Royal Navy, the 
executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn 
duly to administer. 

Jno. Sheppard, 
Dep. Register. 


(III. 4) ARABELLA JONES, dau. of Judge David Jones 
(IL 2) ; b. Dec. 7, 1734; bapt. as an adult, Jan. 26, 1750, in St. 
George's Epis. Church at Hempstead, L. L; d. May 29, 1785; m. 
Nov. 2, 1757, Col. Richard Floyd (5) (fourth of that name), of 
Brookhaven, L. L ; b. Feb. 26, 1731 ; d. at Halifax, N. S., Feb. 6, 
1791, a son of Richard (3) and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Benj. 
Hutchinson. Issue : 

8. David Richard, b. Nov. 14, 1764; d. Feb. 10, 1826. 

9. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1758; d. May 7, 1820. 

10. Anne Willett, b. Aug. 17, 1767; d. June 8, 1813. 
(See under Floyd family.) 

Of this Arabella (III.4) we have little personal history. Her 
husband supported the Royalists with the de Lanceys ; under arms 
in the Rev. War, and, failing, became a refugee and died in a 
foreign land. He was a Or. Master in de Lancey's 3d Battalion 
in 1782, and Col. of the Suffolk Co. Militia under a commission 
from Gov. Try on. 

It is supposed that she did not follow her husband to Halifax, 
but if she did she shortly returned. On the death of her brother 
Thomas (III. 3), in 1792, without issue, and of her husband, 
it appears she had not been attainted by statute, nor done anything 
to forfeit her title to land, and her father's will by the entailment 
(then valid and operative) had vested his large landed estate in 
her and her heirs male. 

In pursuance with his will, and with her consent, and with that 
of her brother. Judge Thos. Jones (III. 3) (who became civilly 
dead by reason of the Act of Attainder), her only son, David R. 
Floyd (8), took the whole of the Fort Neck estate and further, 
in compliance with his will, took also the name of Jones, thereby 
becoming David Richard Floyd-Jones (i). This change of name 
was confirmed by Act of Legislature on 14 March, 1788. 

See under David Jones (II. 2) and Thos. Jones (III. 3). 

The large landed estate thus entailed by Judge David Jones 
(II. 2) was enjoyed by his grandson David Richard Floyd-Jones 
(i) until 1826, when the latter's son. Brig. Gcnl. Thomas Floyd- 
Jones (3) succeeded to it, and was its last possessor under the en- 
tail. At his death the estate was divided between his four chil- 
dren, the eldest of whom, David Richard Floyd-Jones (7), re- 


ceived the Fort Neck house, the old homestead of Judg^e Thomas 
Jones (III. 3), 

Col. Richard Floyd (5), the husband of Arabella Jones, lived 
on his father's farm at Mastic, L. I. (a part of the manor of St. 
George), which was forfeited by his adherence to the British 
cause and sold by the commissioners of forfeited estates on 5 Aug., 
1784, to his brother, Benjamin Floyd, who sold the same for 

He was a leading man in the town of Brookhaven, a strong 
supporter of the Crown, and suffered much at the hands of the 
Americans. Judge Thos. Jones (III. 3) calls him "as loyal a 
subject as ever the King could boast of." 

In 1776, after the capture of N. Y. City by the British, he, with 
others, signed a petition to re-establish the civil government, but 
the Declaration of Independence soon following put an end to it. 
Among those who signed the petition we note Genl. de Lancey, 
Benj. Seaman and Christopher Billop, all of whom were included 
in the Act of Attainder of 22d Oct., 1779. 

(III. 5) LIEUT. DAVID JONES, son of Judge David (II. 
2) ; b. April 30, 1737; d. Sept. 9, 1758; bapt. in St. George Prot. 
Epis. Church, Hempstead, L. I., Jan. 26, 1750. Never married. 

In 1754 he attended school at Hempstead, L. I., under the 
tuition of the Rev. Saml. Seabury, father of the Bishop. This 
school obtained much repute, and many of the leading families of 
Queens Co. sent their sons there, among whom were Wm. Law- 
rence, Jos. Kissam, Benj. Onderdonk (son of Hendrick), and 
Thos. Truxton, afterwards the Commodore. 

In 1758 he was appointed First Lieut, in the 3d Company of 
the Queens Co. Regt. in the campaign against the French in 

The quota of soldiers to come from Queens Co. was fixed at 
290 men, divided into three companies, and on April 18, 1758, a 
list of these companies then under pay of the Province was given. 
Of the 3d Co., Petrus Stuyvesant was Capt., and David Jones 
First Lieut. (See Report N. Y. State Historian, Vol. i, p. 847.) 

The 2d Co. was under the command of Capt. Richard Hewlett. 
(Queens Co. in Olden Times, p. 30.) 

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more efficient than the "English Regulars" (so-called), who were 
billeted upon the inhabitants and acquired their hatred. 

The Regt. fell under the command of Col. Bradstreet and Col. 
Chas. Clinton, and were sent to Lake Ontario. 

On 27 Aug., 1758, they captured Fort Frontenack, but were 
obliged to endure great hardship and labor, besides being short of 
supplies. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. IX., p. 173). Lieut. David 
Jones was taken sick shortly after the capture and died at the 
"Oneida Carrying Place," near Rome, N. Y., on 9 Sept., 1758. 

Among the MSS. papers of his grandfather, Maj. Thos. Jones 
(Li), we find the following record concerning him. It is en- 
dorsed on the back of a deed from Henry Lloyd to Thos. Jones 
(I. i), dated 19 May, 1713, viz.: "David Jones married to Anna 
Willet, daughter to Col. Wm. Willet, of Westchester Co., on 
Nov. 22, 1722. Had by her: 

Anna Jones, b. Tuesday, May il, 1724. 

Sarah Jones, b. Saturday, Feb. 12, 1728; d. Apl. following. 

Thomas Jones, b. Tuesday, Apl. 20, 1731. 

Arrabella Jones, b. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1734. 

David Jones, b. Saturday, Apl. 30, 1737. 

Mary Jones, b. Friday, Apl. 29, 1743- 

"David Jones died Sept. 9, 1758, at the Oneida Carrying Place, 
after his return from taking Fort Frontenac while under Col. 
Bradstreet's regiment, with whom he went a volunteer officer in 
that regiment, and it is said 'behaved in the action with becom- 
ing bravery.' " 

Another memorandum concerning him states "he went to the 
north in the army, having one of the McCoons for his waiter, and 
died of fatigue during the march ; his powder horn was brought 
home." (MSS. Chas. H. Jones (IV. 34)). 

He was brevetted Captn., and a sword presented him by Col. 
Hewlett, of East Woods (now Woodbury, L. I.), is still in pos- 
session of the family, and has the following inscribed upon the 




In Commissary Wilson's Orderly Book (now in the Lenox 
Library) relative to this expedition (pub. in 1759), no mention 



is made of either Lieut. Jones or Capt. Hewlett. This book has 
many biographical notes. This omission may, perhaps, be ac- 
counted for from the fact that "in England little notice was taken 
of the Colonial officers, while the English officers, seeking pro- 
motion, glorified their acts." 

(III. 6) MARY JONES, dau. of Judge David Jones (II. 
2) ; b. April 29, 1743 ; bapt. St. George Prot. Epis. Church, Hemp- 
stead, L. I., 26 Jan. 1750; m. by license. May 24, 1764, her cousin, 
Thomas Jones (III. 10), son of William (II. 7). Issue, nine chil- 
dren. (See under Thomas Jones (III. 10) 

(III. 7) CAPTAIN DAVID JONES, son of William (II. 
7) ; b. 1733, at West Neck, L. I. ; d. Feb. 11, 1818; m. by license, 
Jan. 4, 1768 (then aged 35), Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1749; d. 
March 26, 183 1, dau. of Thomas Seaman, of Jerusalem, L. I. 
Issue : 

4-IV. I. William D., b. Sept. 5, 1771 ; d. Sept. 2, 1845. 
-f 2. Thomas, b. June 30, 1776; d. Jan. 13, 1847. 

On 14 July, 1772, by a certificate of that date, he was an 
Ensign, ae 39, in Capt. John Hewlett's Company, acting in place 
of Lieut. Thos. Van Wyck, who refused to go after being drafted 
from the militia for the expedition against the French, when Fort 
Wm. Henry was taken by the latter. He went with the Co. 
until orders from the commander-in-chief directed their return. 
(MSS. C. H. Jones.) 

In 1779 he was Capt. of a local militia force and had a swivel 
gun near his house, which he used more than once. (Revo. In- 
cidents Queens Co., p. 195.) 

On 25 Sept., 1 78 1, he and Capt. Thos. Seaman attempted to 
capture the sloop Restoration, then driven on shore in the town 
of Hempstead, but were taken prisoners and soon after exchanged. 
(Revo. Inc. Queens Co., p. 201.) 

On 12 Jan., 1782, he was ordered by Col. Upham, who was 
then in command of Lloyds Neck, to accompany Benj. Birdsall 
back to that place, as John Hewlett, Esq., in whose care Birdsall 
was, was obliged to go to New York. Col. Upham was then in 
command of the British troops, and Birdsall was a son of Col. 
Benjamin Birdsall, the Revolutionary patriot. (War Claims in 


Huntington Town Reeds., Vol. i, p. 57.) He probably parted 
with his interest on the south side of L. I. or had it protected by 
his brother Samuel (HI. 8), and after the close of the Rev. War 
removed to Cold Sprin^ Harbor, L. I. 

He had a deed from Philip Youngs for some land at that place 
on 12 Feb., 1785, which was subject to mortgages. He obtained 
title also under the mortgages. This land was on the westerly 
side of the Harbor, and extended southerly to or near the head 
of the same. By report he rebuilt some portion of the house then 
standing thereon, and was living there in 1791. This house later 
became the homestead of John H. Jones (IV. 27), but was de- 
stroyed by fire in 186 1. It was one story and a half high, covered 
with shingles, and had one large chimney in the centre. On its 
westerly end was a smaller chimney leading to a large brick oven 
standing upon four wooden posts. 

In 1790, Sept. 14, he joined with his brothers in adjusting 
and releasing claims to the South Beach and meadows. (Lib. 
29, p. 329, Queens Co.) 

On 2d May, 1794, he received a deed from Samuel Jackson 
and Jemima, his wife, for 43 acres of land at Cold Spring Harbor, 
and woodland adjoining the pond and the fulling mill dam, on 
the east side of Ireland's path, surveyed by Saml. Willis on 24 
June. 1767 (map professed to be copied in the town record book), 
called an allotment in the right of Abraham Underbill, and 28 
acres on the west side of the Upper Mill Dam. 

In 1801 he signed, with his brother John, a paper about the 
Episcopal church at Oyster Bay. 

In 1806, by deed dated 15 of 5 month, he conveyed to his 
brother John Jones land at Cold Spring Harbor where he had 
resided, and released beaches. On the same day he conveyed to 
his cousin, Maj. Wm. Jones (IV. 4), son of his brother Samuel, 
land on the west side of Cold Spring Harbor north of that con- 
veyed to John, 

After these transfers were made he returned to Jerusalem 
South, Queens Co., where on 15 June, 1806, he made his will, 
naming his wife Elizabeth, and sons Thomas and William, the 
latter receiving the remainder of his estate on condition that he 
support his son Thomas for life. 

Witnesses, Joseph and Freelovc Birdsall and Solomon Sea- 
man. (W^ill prob. 18 May, 181 5. Liber C, p. 423, Queens Co.) 


(III. 8) JUDGE SAMUEL JONES, the Senator and 
Judge, ranking as the 3d judge of the family ; son of William (IT. 
7) ; b. 26 July, 1734; d. 21 Nov., 1819; m. first, Oct. 31, 1765, 
Eleanor, dau. of Cornelius Turk, son of Ahasuerus, of New York 
City, by whom he had no issue. 

M. 2d, July 7, 1768, Cornelia, b. Feb. 15, 1741 ; d. July 29, 
1821, dau. of Elbert Haring (now spelled Herring) and his wife 
Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Bogart by his 2d wife, Margaret, 
dau. of John Conselyea, and widow of Jan Van Tilburg. They 
were married at the home of her brother-in-law, Cornelius Roose- 
velt, in N. Y. City, by Johannes Ritzema, minister of the Old 
Dutch Church. (See Dutch Church Marriages, by E. S. Purple, 
p. 229.) Issue: 

-fIV. 3. Samuel, b. May 26, 1770; d. Aug. 9, 1853. 

4-4. William, b. Oct. 4, 1771 ; d. Sept. 16, 1853. 

+5. Elbert H., b. Aug. 6, 1773; d. Sept. 5, 1854; twin. 

-f6. Thomas, b. Aug. 6, 1773; d. Feb. i, 1852; twin. 

-I- 7. David S., b. Nov. 3, 1777; d. May 10, 1848. 

8. William, 2d; d. in infancy. 

9. Walter, b. March 13 ; d. Sept. 14 of the same year. 

Cornelia (Haring) Jones' great grandfather, Jan Louis Bo- 
gart (the first of his name in this country), came from Schoonder- 
wold in 1663 and settled in Bedford, L. I., with his wife, Cornelia 
Everts, and several children, one of whom, Nicholas, b. 1668, m. 
1703, Margaret Conselyea as his 2d wife. Nicholas d. Jan. 5, 
1727, leaving many children, one of whom, Elizabeth, b. 1714, m, 
Elbert Haring (as his 2d wife) and had a dau., Cornelia, who m, 
Samuel Jones (III. 8). 

The Haring fam.ily was a large and influential one. The an- 
cestor, John Haring, son of Peter of Hoorn, Holland, b. 1633, 
m. 1662 Margaret Cozine, and d. 1683. John Haring's eldest son, 
Peter, m. Dec. 4, 1687, Margaret, dau. of Jan Louwrie Bogart 
and Cornelia Evert, his wife. Elbert, b. 1706 (son of Peter), m. 
2d, his cousin Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Bogart (his mother's 
brother), by whom he had Margaret, b. 1733, m. Cornelius Roose- 
velt; Elbert, b. 1735; Elbert, b. 1737; Peter, b. 1738; Cornelia, 
b. 15 Feb., 1741, m. Samuel Jones (III. 8) ; EHzabeth, b. 1743, 
m. John de Peyster. Besides these he had other children, and a 
dau. Sarah, b. 1753, who m. Gardiner Jones, a descendant of 


Johnes family of Southampton, L. I., who by an Act of Legis- 
lature changed his name to Jones. He was named in the will of 
his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Herring, with his son Nicholas and 
dau. Elizabeth Jones. 

Judge Samuel Jones' early education was rather limited ; he 
went to school at Hempstead, L. I., and was probably instructed 
there by the Rev. Saml. Seabury. 

He did not enter college, and when young made several voy- 
ages to Europe as a sailor in the merchant service. Shortly after 
this he became a clerk in the office of Judge Wm. Smith, and 
studied law with him or his son, Wm. Smith, the historian and 
Judge, with whom George Clinton also studied law. 

This Wm. Smith (the judge) had been one of the counsel 
for Zenger in 1732, and had been ill treated, being discharged by 
Judge de Lancey, but afterwards restored, and in 1763 became 
Judge of the Supreme Court. 

Judge David Jones (II. 2) was well acquainted with both, 
and, for aught that appears, on good terms with the senior sit- 
ting on the Bench with him for six years, but the breach between 
Wm. Smith and the de Lancey party or family was never made 
up, and political and religious parties perpetuated it. 

Mr. Smith ranked as a Presbyterian (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. 
4, p. 99) and followed generally the course of the Presbyterians 
in N. Y. Presbyterians and Episcopalians had been at war and 
became political antagonists, and the studying of Saml. Jones 
with Wm. Smith perhaps led him to a set of opinions and action, 
or at least brought him into association with a set of legal and 
political friends very different from his cousin, Judge Thomas 
Jones (III. 3). 

The date when Saml. Jones commenced to study law is not 
known. It is stated that a part of the time he devoted to legal 
studies was passed in the office of the old lawyer, Samuel Clowes, 
of Jamaica, L. I., whose son Gerardus married Sarah Jones 


We have little account of the struggles of the young lawyer. 
It is inferred that he was practising law in N. Y. City before his 
first marriage in 1765. His father-in-law, connected with the 
Dutch, was a merchant in N. Y. City (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. 
13, p. 84) and his associations and intermarriage with the Dutch' 
indicate him not an Episcopalian, and as early as i76<S there are 


strong indications of legal differences between the families of 
David Jones (11. 2) and William Jones (II. 7). His 2d marriage 
in 1768 was with a stronger family; the name had been spelled 
Haring among the Dutch, and his 2d wife's gr. father was a 
member of Congress with Geo. Clinton which voted the Declara- 
tion of Independence (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec 39, p. 11, 36; 12, 
p. 124; 13, p. 79). His father-in-law, Elbert Haring, became pos- 
sessed of a large real estate in N. Y. just outside of the city. It 
extended on both sides of modern Broadway between Canal St. 
on the south and Art or Stuyvesant St. on the north, and between 
the Bowery on the east and 6th Ave. on the west, in the rising 
value of which his children participated. 

The de Lancey property on which Judge Thos. Jones (III. 3) 
resided was southeast of this. 

In 1771 Mr. Jones was in N. Y. and probably had official 
charge of the lawsuit prosecuted by his father and the Jacksons 
against the town of Oyster Bay in 1769, concerning the South 
Beach Meadows, and probably advised the agreement of 1769. 
(See under Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i.) It may be assumed that he 
and his cousin, Judge Thos. Jones (III. 3), taking such different 
sides, were soon antagonists. Their fathers living near each other 
in the country must be the vehicles of intercourse on topics of 
mutual interest. The title to the beaches and meadows, and some 
land of their fathers in which they and their deceased brother 
Thomas (II. 4) were concerned, were such topics of mutual in- 
terest. Some letters touching these are preserved. (MSS. C. 
B. Moore.) 

In 1774 the citizens of N. Y. took a decided stand against 
the attempt of England to tax America. Mr. Jones favored the 
former and on 22d of Nov. of that year he was appointed on the 
Committee of Correspondence (consisting of 60 members) in 
N. Y. City. He as a member voted in favor of the letter which 
invited Continental action. Col. Benj. Seaman (from the L. I. 
family), sitting as Member of Assembly from, Staten Island, was 
willing to press this letter, but soon shrank from the result. Its 
object was to secure obedience to the Genl. Congress of 1774, and 
advised non-intercourse with Gt. Britain, and its members styled 
themselves "the guardians of the rights and liberties of the Col- 
onies." On March 6, 1775, this committee called a meeting of 
the freeholders of N. Y. City and voted Phil. Livingston, James 


Duane, Wm. Floyd, Phil. Schuyler and others as representatives 
in the Continental Congress. (Wilson's Memo. Hist. N. Y. 2, 

P- 443-) 

In May following the committee chose another body of men 
known as the "Committee of One Hundred," whose object was 
to enforce the laws of the Continental Congress; of this body 
Samuel Jones was No. 47. 

On the outbreak of hostilities he removed to Connecticut, and 
thence to Orange Co. He did not take up arms, but having con- 
siderable business requiring attention he returned with his family 
in 1776 to West Neck, L. I. 

In a letter written by John Morin Scott, dated 15 Nov., 1775, 
descriptive of the general situation of the city, he says : "Every 
office shut up almost but Saml. Jones, who will work for 6/ a 
day and live accordingly." (Todd's Hist. N. Y. City, p. 292.) 

In the Hist, of N. Y. by his cousin. Judge Thos. Jones (III. 
3), he was taken very little notice of and was called " a clerk 
in the office of Wm. Smith." The judge further represents him 
as "claiming some land for relatives or himself when holding a 
mortgage upon it although confiscated and forfeited by the 
owner." This we are told by Mr. C. B. Moore was "put in a shape 
designed to blame the new government, but we understand that 
Mr. Jones succeeded as far as was fair and regular." 

"If the land was worth more than the incumbrance, a fair 
mortgage was paid ; if not, it was abandoned to the claims of the 
mortgagee. During the war little notice was taken of a mort- 
gage unless the mortgagee got possession, nor of remote interests 
or remainders, the possessors being looked to as carrying the pro- 
ceeds of the lands to the side they espoused. But after the war 
a mortgagee who had not forfeited his right would be recognized 
by the Commissioners of Forfeitures or other officers who sold 
out the title of the person attainted, and probably would be en- 
forced by the courts against a purchaser, though no foreclosure 
suit was then allowed against the State or its officers." (MSS. 
C. B. Moore.) 

"Afterwards when the State was interested in land subject to 
a mortgage the Attorney General was made a party, and being 
waited upon and paid his costs would appear and answer, and 
the court would decide whether the mortgage was prior, or for 
a just debt, and unpaid, etc. 


"Many instances of foreclosures might be given. One comes 
to mind : In 1760 a mortgage of Alexander Golden was executed, 
covering lands in Brooklyn which were forfeited. In 1795 a deed 
was executed to Treadwell Jackson, by the Sheriff of Kings Co., 
on the foreclosure of Colden's mortgage and recorded in Kings 
Co. But receipts for valuable land foreclosures were not neces- 
sary, nor before the new Statutes of 1830 were they much used. 
The land was taken possession of by the mortgagee, and he could 
defend the title as legal owner except against a bill to redeem." 
C. B. M. 

At the close of the war Mr. Jones came rapidly into practice, 
and soon required repute as an able real estate lawyer, and was 
well acquainted with the common law. He came upon the scene 
in an eventful time. With the close of the war the Legislature 
directed its attention to the laws of the States. Laws affecting real 
estate were passed, and estates tail were changed into fee simple, 
and the law of primogeniture was abolished. 

In 1782 Mr. Jones and Richard Varick were appointed to col- 
lect and reduce into proper form for re-enactment all such statutes 
of Gt. Britain as were contained in force under the Constitution 
of 1777. The whole statute law of England was revised and the 
bills thus reported were generally adopted by the Legislature. 
The revision of Jones and Varick became authoritative and "may 
be regarded as the only comprehensive digest or revision of the 
laws of N. Y. down to 1800." (Wilson's Hist. N. Y. 2, p. 622.) 
On 28 April, 1786, Mr. Jones and Saml. Clowes were op- 
pointed adms. of the est. of David Jones (II. 2), of Fort Neck. 

In 1786 he was elected a Member of Assembly from Queens 
Co. and held until 1789. 

In 1788 his political opponents treated him as an active sup- 
porter of Gov. Geo. Clinton, and the Governor's public address 
was referred to as naming him. (N. Y. Advertiser, Feb. 28, 
1788.) Many persons who had remained quiet under the British 
rule and whose estates had not been forfeited now claimed pro- 
tection of the Americans. This was the first question that divided 
the State for a long time, and the Hamilton party favored it. The 
Clinton party strongly upheld for State Rights and opposed the 
restoration of the Tories, yet though opposed to the Constitution 
of the U. S. agreed to accept it on condition of future amend- 
ments. The proposal was made by the Clinton party on the sug- 


g-estion of Samuel Jones into an expression of "full confidence" 
that the amendments would be made, and the Constitution was 
adopted by a majority of three votes. (See Loudon Papers and 
Life of Genl. Lamb.) 

On 27 May, 1788, at an election in Queens Co. for members 
of Assembly, he had 408 votes, the highest on the list. 

On 30 May, 1788, at an election in Queens Co. for delegates 
to the State Convention to determine whether the State should 
adopt the Constitution of the United States, he received 517 votes, 
and John Schenck 518. Of the 517 votes received by Saml. Jones, 
105 came from the town of Oyster Bay. In the Convention he 
"deferred considerably" to Mr. Clinton, who presided, but he 
voted in favor of the Constitution. Those who fought so strongly 
for the amendments now reorganized themselves under the name 
of Federal Republicans (see Tillinghast Papers, in N. Y. Hist 
Soc. Coll.), and on Oct. 30, 1788, met at Fraunce's Tavern to fur- 
ther the adoption of the new constitution. 

In 1789 he was appointed Recorder of the City of N. Y., a 
judicial office for the city (which had been filled by his cousin, 
Judge Thomas Jones (III. 3) , and held until 1796, when he was 
succeeded by James Kent. 

Sept. 4, 1790, he joined with his brothers in releasing claims 
of rights in the South Beaches and meadows, to the town, reserv- 
ing small pieces. The struggle for legal rights, based upon a 
Royal Patent, was against a whole town ; many of the voters 
wanted hay from the meadows. The Quakers firmly believed in 
Indian titles in preference to royal, and a large number of voters 
had no respect for royal prerogatives. We can infer that all this 
affected voters and injured his popularity, and the intermarriages 
of his brothers with families interested against him had weak- 
ened his support, even from them, but it was only local. (MSS. 
C. B. Moore.) 

In 1791 he was elected State Senator for the Southern District 
of N. Y. (composed of several counties), and held for six years. 
A print of most of the Senators was made (See Vol. IV., Doc. 
Hist. N. Y. S.) including Saml. Jones, which was copied in Wil- 
son's Memo. Hist. N. Y. III., p. 371. 

In 1796 he was requested by Gov. Jay to draft a law for es- 
tablishing and regulating the office of Comptroller, to which office 
he was appointed in 1797. 


As Comptroller it became his duty to act as State canvasser, 
and with others report whether Geo. Clinton or John Jay was 
elected Governor. At the regular day the votes were counted 
and Clinton declared Governor, but late messengers arrived, claim- 
ing to have been delayed by storms, bringing returns of more 
votes from the west, and it appeared that Jay had the greatest 
number of votes. The canvassers were blamed for not waiting 
and lost reputation. 

Mr. Jay submitted to defeat. (Wilson's Memo. Hist. N. Y. 
III., p. 8i). 

In 1800 he retired from the Senate, but did not resume the 
practice of the law. The death of his mother soon followed, and 
the old homestead at West Neck was broken up. 

On 18 Apl., 1801, he entered into an agreement with his 
brother Walter to purchase the homestead. A fine was agreed 
to he levied (in old English style) in favor of him and his son 
Thomas, and the heirs of Thomas. The old house was much 
altered and it finally became his permanent home. 

"His suburban home in 1799 was valued at £2,000." While 
residing here he devoted himself to farming pursuits, and his 
cattle mark recorded in Liber A of Highways, Oyster Bay, is as 
follows : 

"Samuel Jones, son of William of the south, marks all h's 
creatures with a hole in the near ear and a latch the under side 
of the ofif ear, entered 5 Dec, 1791. 

"This mark is transferred to David W. Jones, of Cold Spring 

He still took much interest in public afifairs, and on 10 May, 
1806, was called the Federal candidate for State Senator. Queens 
Co. gave him 436 votes, and Benj. Coe (as Republican) 444. 

In 1807 he was again voted for, receiving in Queens Co. (as 
a Federalist) 531 votes, while De Witt Clinton (as a Republican) 
received 710. 

In 1818, July 1st, he made his will, calling himself "counsellor 
at law, then living at West Neck." Prob. 16 Dec, 1819. To his 
wife Cornelia he gives £411, which he received from her out 
of her father's estate, and all money she may have in her name. 
To his sons Samuel and Elbert H., his law books. His land in 
N. Y. City he gives to his son Samuel for life, and after to the 
latter's wife Catharine during widowhood, with remainder to my 


daug-hter Mary Ann Schuyler Jones in-tail-male. To his five 
sons he gives the remainder of his estate, with legacies to his 
various grandchildren. (Liber D, folio 251, Queens Co.) 

His widow, Cornelia Jones, survived but a short time, leaving 
a will. 18 Dec, 1820, prob. 7 Aug., 1821 (Liber E, folio 4, Queens 
Co.), with legacies to her several grandchildren, and remainder 
of her estate to her daughter-in-law Keziah, wife of Wm. Jones. 
Executor, her son David S. Jones. 

Judge Samuel Jones (IIL 8) was distinguished for "great 
coolness and deliberation in debate," and his ability as a jurist 
needs no better proof than the words of the late Dr. Hosack 
and Chancellor Kent. "I rely (says the former) on the testimony 
of others when I speak of the legal talents of the late Samuel 
Jones ; common consent has indeed assigned him the highest at- 
tainment in jurisprudence and the appellation of the 'Father of 
the New York Bar.' He justly ranked among the most profound 
and enlightened jurists of this or any other country, and acted 
a useful and conspicuous part in organizing our courts and the 
judiciary system after the Revolution." 

"No one (says Chancellor Kent) surpassed him in clearness 
of intellect and in moderation and extreme simplicity of char- 
acter ; no one equalled him in his accurate knowledge of the 
technical rules and doctrines of real property, and in familiarity 
with the skillful and elaborate but now obsolete and mysterious 
black letter learning of the common law." 

(lU.g) WILLL'UI JONES, son of William (H. 7) ; b. 6 
Jan., 1737; d. 13 June, 1819; m. 25 July, 1762, by license 7 June, 
1762, Mary, b. 20 of 3 mo., 1739; d. 27 of 12 mo., 1782, dau. of 
Timothy Townsend, of Cedar Swamp, L. L, and Sarah Hewlett, 
his wife, dau. of Daniel Hewlett. Issue : 

-f IV. 10. Samuel, b. 9 of 3 mo., 1765; d. 19 of 5 mo., 1836. 
+ 11. Townsend, b. 5 July, 1769; d. 26 Aug., 1818. 

His home, called Peach Village, was situated on the north 
side of the Smithtown and Jericho Turnpike, about a mile south 
of Syosset, and is now intersected by the L. I. Railroad. 

By his will dated 10 of 3 mo., 1818, prob. 17 Feb., 1821 (Liber 
D, p. 340, Queens Co.), he gave 20 shares of the Jericho Turn- 
pike and a cupboard to his niece Mary T. Jones, dau. of John 


(III.) ; to his nephew Hallet Jones, £50 and a watch ; wearing ap- 
parel to my brother Richard, and remainder of his estate to his 
son Samuel. 

In 1778 (under his father's will) trustee for his sister Free- 

In 1790 united with his brothers in release of South Beach and 
Meadows. (See under Thos. Jones (I. i) and Wm. Jones (II. 


(III. 10) THOMAS JONES, son of William (II. 7) ; m. 
by license dated 24 May, 1764, his cousin Mary, b. 29 April, 1743, 
dau. of Judge David Jones (II. 2). Issue: 

4-IV. 12. Thomas, m. Huyder. 
+13- David. 
-fi4. William. 

+15. Anna; m. Edward Hallock. 
-f-i6. Arabella; m. Jos. Barney, no issue. 
-t-17. Phebe. 
-I-18. Mary. 
-f-19. Cornelia. 
20. Oliver; d. young. 

They were married by Rev. Ebenezer Prime, at Huntington, 
L. I., 7 Nov., 1764. (See Reeds, of First Church, Huntington, 
L. I., p. loi.) He removed from L. I. and settled in Orange Co., 
about six miles back of Newburg. He was living on his father's 
farm in 1766 and had his cattle mark registered at that time. 

His wife Mary, under her father's will in 1771, was given the 
use of lands on the Walkill River, Ulster Co., for life, and £200 
to build her a house thereon. 

June 20, 1807, he executed a deed to the town of Oyster Bay, 
releasing his right to the South Beach on L. I., in which he was 
described as now or late of Shawangunk, Ulster Co. (Liber K, 
p. 171, Queens Co.) (See under Thos. Jones (I. i) and William 


Among the MSS. papers of Charles H. Jones is a memo, writ- 
ten by J. J. Thorne (gr. son of this Thomas Jones) stating that 
"he lived in Orange Co. near the Walkill, owned a farm and mill, 
and removed from there a little west of Albany." 


Thomas Jones, of Shwangunk, 
William W. Jones do. 

Willett Titus. 

20 May, 1807. 

Liber 75, p. 318, Ulster Co, 
Conveyed land formerly granted by letters Pattent, 25 Mch, 1709, 
to Rip Van Dam, Thos. Jones, & others. 

"sd land since conveyed to sd Wm. W. Jones by sd Thos. Jones, 
&c., excepting out of same a burying ground east of the grist 
mill for use of Thos. & Wm, W. Jones and their descendants, 
Witness, Phebe Jones. 

(III. II) GILBERT JONES, son of William (n.7); m. 

Hannah, dau. of Wood, of Newburg, called by Walter 

Jones (HI.) a dau. of Theophilus Jones, of Ulster Co. Issue: 

-HV. 21. Gilbert. 
+22. Hannah. 
+23. Mary. 
+24. Elizabeth ; d. 5 of 10 mo., 1824. 

On 13 Oct., 1774, he had a deed from Israel Conkling, of 
Huntington South (a father of his bro.-in-law, Jacob Conkling), 
for a lot or share in the "Bating Place Purchase of Huntington," 
which his children (as above named) conveyed to Walter Jones 
(III. 13), on April 18, 1818. 

On 26 May, 1776, he as a member of the "Oyster Bay Com- 
mittee" assisted in the capture of seven Royalists who had landed 
on Fort Neck. They were examined before John Ketcham and 
Benj. Birdsall the same day. (Rev. Inc. of Long Island, part 2, 
p, 27.) 

Aug., 1776, he and his father signed the "remonstrance" 
kgainst driving cattle of the Hempstead Parish into the woods 
where they could get no water, etc., (Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS. I., 
p. 461.), amounting legally to a claim for compensation for the 
cattle if lost. 

Soon after the battle of Long Island he, by report, removed 
to Orange Co. 

In March, 1777, at Newburg, he received a permit from Genl. 


McDougal (Congressional) to go to L. I. and obtain leave to 
remove his sister Freelove, and the family and furniture of his 
bro.-in-law, Col. Birdsall. (Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS., Vol. 2, p. 
55,) It seems she did not then remove. 

By report he joined the American forces (probably with Col. 
Birdsall) and was disabled in New Jersey. He died before 1804, 
and his estate was administered upon by his bro.-in-law, Abraham 
Wood, "at the request of the widow," on 28 Oct., 1804. (Adms. 
Lib. C, folio 134, Orange Co.) 

Hannah, his widow, survived him, and her brother, Abraham 
Wood, was appointed adms. of her estate, 7 Sept., 1808. (Liber 
D, folio 13, Orange Co.) 

(HL 12) JOHN JONES, son of William (H. 7), and the 
head of that branch of the family whose descendants mainly set- 
tled on the north side of Long Island, was b. June 26, 1755 ; d. at 
Cold Spring Harbor, Aug. 21, 1819. Under license of March 7, 
1779 (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. XIV., p. 118) he m. on 3 May, 
1779, Hannah, b. at Woodbury, L. I., Feb. 4, 1762; d. Dec. 9, 
1850; dau. of John Hewlett, called "Squire John," and Sarah 
Townsend his wife. Issue: 

+IV. 25. William H., b. Oct. 14, 1780; d. July 7, 1863. 
26. Walter, b. July 20, 1783; d. Aug. 14, 1789. 
-I-27. John H., b. May 18, 1785 ; d. Dec. 20, 1859. 
+28. Sarah H., b. July 22, 1787; d. July 26, 1871. 
+29. Mary T., b. June 4, 1790; d. Oct. 12, 1858. 
+30. Walter R., b. April 15, 1793; d. April 7, 1855. 
-f3i. Phebe J., b. Dec. 13, 1795; d. Jan. 3, 1873. 
+32. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9, 1798; d. Jan. 13, 1869. 
+33. Joshua T., b. July 10, 1801 ; d. Sept. 14, 1854. 
+34. Charles H., b. Nov. 6, 1804; d. Jan. 23, 1882. 

In Aug., 1776, he signed with his father and brother Gilbert 
the "Remonstrance" before the battle of Long Island, and in 
October following the "Petition" asking for Royal protection. 
(See under Wm. Jones (II. 7) He was then just of age and 
was residing with his father on West Neck at the South Side of 

L. I. 

On 30 Aug., 1779 (just after his father's death) he signed 
with his brother Walter an agreement with their brothers and 


sisters (children of William (II. 7)) that one acre of land on 
West Neck be set aside for a burying ground for all the children 
of William (11. 7) and their descendants. (See under William 


In 1779, remaining on Long Island and marrying, he was en- 
rolled in a troop of horse (local militia to keep the peace), of 
which Israel Youngs, a connection of his wife, was captain. 

His father-in-law, John Hewlett, a large landholder at East 
Woods (now Woodbury), in the town of Oyster Bay, near the 
Suffolk Co. line, was a justice of the peace, and, having sworn 
allegiance to the King, and being forty-five years of age, refused 
to take arms on either side. This was treated by the supporters 
of Congress as excusable, and he was not harshly dealt with, nor 
were the Quakers, which some members of the family joined. 
There were many Quakers in the town located between the Royal- 
ists on the west, and the supporters of Congress on the east. 

The Hewlett family was numerous ; an early George on L. I. 
in 1668 had four sons, who all left descendants, including George 
and the first John, living in 1683, whose son John, b. 1703, m. 
Hannah, dau. of 2d Col. John Jackson, and was the father of the 
third John Hewlett, the justice above mentioned. The mother 
of the justice being a Jackson, he doubtless was befriended by 
that large family. 

Capt. Richard Hewlett, son of Daniel, who had served in the 
French war, supported the English government. He became 
Colonel, Qr. Master, and Commissary, was active on L. I. during 
the war, and assumed the right to order the local militia or Eng- 
lish subordinates. He or his captn. gave some orders to this 
John Jones (TIL 12) which required acts that were unpopular, 
such as collecting assessments of hay. Some of the hay collected 
and stacked was burned by the Continentals. Although not ac- 
cused of any misconduct, the fact of losing the hay may have 
deprived his troop of reward from the British, who occupied the 
place in force during the winter. 

The justice of the peace, by order, took charge of collecting 
the assessment imposed as they would a tax. The Judge George 
Duncan Ludlow (called a "Superintendent of Police") took 
charge of them and their local action. The native officers prob- 
ably acted with more moderation than the foreigners. 

Until 1784 John Jones (III. 12) and his brother Walter re- 


sided at the homestead on West Neck, and carried on the busi- 
ness together as farmers. John then agreed to sell out his right 
in the homestead to his brother Walter on April i, 1784, and 
removed to "The Hill," on the west side of the river at Cold 
Spring Harbor, where he later built a "house with a deep well/' 
and resided there during his life. 

The fact of his settling upon the hill at that place gave rise 
to the appellation of the "Hill Folks," in order to designate in 
a general way his family from those of his son John H., who 
settled at the foot of the hill near the head of the harbor. 

On 14 July, 1791, he and his wife received a deed from her 
father for large pieces of land at Cold Spring Harbor, and one- 
third of the mills and ponds, and in company with two of her 
brothers they entered largely into the business of furnishing flour 
at high prices, then affected by the foreign wars. 

On 30 May, 1794 he, with his brothers-in-law, received a fur- 
ther confirmatory deed for the mills and mill dams. 

On 6 May, 1799, he and his wife executed a deed to their son 
William H. (soon after his marriage), of a farm at East Woods 
(probably derived from her father), expressing as a considera- 
tion "divers good causes and love, etc., etc." William H. had 
a house and farm buildings erected there, and resided there dur- 
ing his life. 

In 1801 he signed with his brother David a claim about the 
Episcopal Church at Oyster Bay. 

His father-in-law. Justice John Hewlett, lived until 4 April. 
18 12, and was buried on a hill near his home at East Woods 
called "Mount Nebo." The justice divided his large landed es- 
tate among some of his children by deeds in 1791, etc. His daugh- 
ter Mary married Isaac Youngs ; his eldest son, Townsend, mar- 
ried a sister of this John Jones. His second son, Isaac Hewlett, 
married Rhoda Van W>ck, and his son Divine married Ann, dau. 
of Jac. Coles, of Duck Pond. His dau. Elizabeth married Samuel 
Jones, son of William. 

It will be noticed how strongly the members of the family 
were tied together ; living near the boundary line between Queens 
and Suffolk Co., through a long civil war, the hostilities and 
jealousies which convulsed the whole country doubtless taught 
them to adhere firmly to each other and avoid giving offence. 
(MSS. C. B. Moore.) 


The East Woods extended across L. I., east of the Hempstead 
Plains and near the county Hne, embracing what is now Wood- 

Several grantees of these deeds may be noticed ; one, his son 
Isaac Hewlett, had land in Suffolk Co. on the high ground east 
of the mill ponds at Cold Spring Harbor, on which Isaac lived ; 
one, his son Divine had land also in Suffolk Co., bounding Isaac's 
on the north, on which Divine lived ; and another his dau. Han- 
nah, whom this John Jones had married, had land in Queens Co. 
on the west side of the mill ponds, near which John and Hannah 
Jones had fixed their residence. 

The deeds to these parties embraced the mills, mill ponds, mill 
dams and water rights at Cold Spring Harbor, ^ to each as ten- 
ants in common. 

On 30th of 3 mo., 1804, this John Jones received from Divine 
Hewlett and his wife, for his son John H. (IV. 27), then under 
age. a deed for two small pieces of land on the east side of Cold 
Spring Harbor (cons. $175), which in 1807 he conveyed to his 
son John H. Here commenced the large general store and whal- 
ing business carried on by the latter for many years, and here 
was his first dwelling house. 

In 1807 he conveyed to his son, John H. Jones, land on the 
west side of Cold Spring Harbor, which had been conveyed to him 
by his cousin, David Jones (III. 7) and in i8to conveyed to him 
a share in the "Lower Mill" property (grist mill, dams, etc.). 

In 1812 the second war with Gt. Britain broke out. a great 
expense was incurred at a time of high war prices upon a new 
and large grist mill, and in starting also a woollen factory. Grain 
was purchased at the mill, ground and barrelled up for sale, and 
sent to New York. Divine Hewlett and Wm. H. Jones (IV. 25) 
undertook to keep a store at New York for the sale of flour. The 
war ended in 181 5 before expensive arrangements could be recom- 
pensed, and prices fell with flour on hand. Some losses also oc- 
curred by seizures of shipments by the French ; John Jones and 
Divine Hewlett had to suspend payments, bargain with their cred- 
itors for time, and raise money on their lands to settle with their 
creditors. Mr. Jones' health failed and he soon became disabled. 
On 21 Aug.. 1814, he made his will giving the use of lii'^ property 
to his wife for life to bring up and educate his minor children, and 


appointed his three eldest sons executors with a large power of 
sale. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

Hannah Hewlett, the wife of this John Jones, was a woman of 
strong personal character and of untiring energy. She inherited 
that strong religious feeling and love of family so marked in 
her ancestors, and we are told "her will was a law in the land." 
Her few letters preserved to us are well and neatly written, and 
indicate a woman of no small learning for her day. Of these the 
following strongly marks the woman : 

Cold Spring, 4th day, 5th mo., 1812. 
Dear Brother and Sister. 

These will inform you that we have experienced great changes in our 
family since you left the island. On the 22d of the 2d mo. our son John, 
in returning from New York in a severe gale of wind, was thrown over- 
board by the jib sheet cleut giving way, he having at that instant the 
mainsail halliards in his hand, which proved an instrument in the hands 
of God to save him, to the astonishment of all the beholders. He was 
much strained in the breast and arms by the vessel carrying him with such 
velocity, and so far through the water before the hands on board could 
get him in, but through the mercy of God he is in prospect of recovery. 

On the 4th of the 4th mo., our aged parent departed this life, being 
but two days confined to his bed; nine days after, our brother John de- 
parted this life, being confined from the day our father was buried. 

On the first day of this month our little granddaughter, Anne 
(William's daughter), who lived with us, departed this life after four 
days' illness. 

Physicians do not agree what disorder prevails, but certain it is there 
is a great mortality prevailing here, many depart this life from a few hours 
to one day. There have been several of the family attacked with, we be- 
lieve, the same complaint. Divine has been slightly, those of brother 
John's children more severe, brother Townsend, and Isaac Hewlett, 
. . . but we are in hopes they are all in prospect of recovery, but when 
the malady will cease or the cause be known, God only knows. The sea- 
son is very much against health, the snow is now several inches deep, and 
is still falling. 

We have been much disappointed in not receiving a letter from you 
since you left the island after having a promise from so many sincere 
friends, and so near relations. I still flatter mj'self with the pleasing hope 
of once more reading a letter from some of you, but especially from thee, 
my dear sister, who is near and dear to me, although at so great a dis- 
tance from each other; if not, I shall still indulge the pleasing hope 
through the mercy of that good God, and meritorious suffering of a 
blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, when time to us shall be no more we shall 
meet on the happy shores of eternal blessedness, never more to be sep- 
arated, is the prayer of thy sister, and not only us, but my desire and 


prayer to God is that thy dear partner and all thy family, as well as my 
own, with all the heritage of God, may so walk in this world that when 
time shall be no more, that they may enjoy that happy ... 01 eternal 

rest which God has in store for all those that love him. Tell 

and ... I often think of the pleasing hours we spent when they were 
here, and hope they will pursue the path of kindness with unimpaired 
faith, love and charity to their life's end, that they may receive the reward 
of well doing. Tell them to kiss the dear babe for me. Our particular 
family, through the mercy of God, are enjoying health at present, thanks 
be to Him for the same, and all other blessings we enjoy, and my prayer 
to Him is that you and all yours may enjoy the same blessing. 

My family all join with me in unfeigned love to you and all the family 
and friends, and remain your sister and well wisher, farewell. 

Hannah Jones. 

(III. 13) MAJOR WALTER JONES, son of William (II. 
7) ; b. Feb. 14, 1757; d. May 7, 1828; m. 1784, Esther (his first 
wife), b. Sept. 21, 1762; d. June 2, 1800, dau. of William Willis, 
b. 1721, of Cedar Swamp, L. I., and his wife Mary, dau. of Rue- 
mourn Townsend ; m., 2d, Phebe, b. i Apl, 1779; d. June 22, 1863, 
dau. of Samuel Hewlett, of Gt. Neck, and his wife Ruth, dau. of 
William Willis, of Cedar Swamp, L. I., by whom he had no issue. 
She was a niece of his first wife, Esther. Issue by first wife, 
Esther Willis : 

+IV. 35. John Jackson, b. Sept. 6, 1785; d. Oct. 12, 1824. 

36. Mary Willis, b. Sept. 17, 1787; d. Sept. 22, 1872, 


37. Sarah Willis, b. Jan. 16, 1789; d. Nov. 22, 1855, 

-I-38. Phebe, b. Apl. 27, 1791 ; d. 1858. 
+39. Abagail, b. July 12, 1794; d. Oct. 12, 1836. 

40. Walter, b. Apl. i, 1796; d. Sept. 8, 1797. 

41. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1789, twin. 

+42. William Townsend, b. Nov. 9, 1789, twin. 

This Walter Jones was not of ag^e at the commencement of 
the Rev. War, and, according with the Quakers, avoided taking 
arms. It appears he had a good education. 

In 1779 the farm at West Neck, on the south side of L. L 
being left to him and his brother John, charged with debts and 
legacies, some to be paid at their father's death, some at their 
mother's, and younger children to be educated and apprenticed, he 


remained on the place and carried on the farm with John until 
1784. They delayed proving the will until 1781. 

The agreement in 1779 about the burying plot has been de- 
scribed under John (III. 12), and the sale by John to Walter and 
John's removal to the north side of L. I. 

The name of his eldest son, after the war ended, indicates that 
he (Walter Jones) looked to the Jackson family, then powerful 
under the new government. The 4th John Jackson was at this 
date the head of that family and had married Charity Treadwell, 
of a strong family supporting Congress. 

In Nov., 1786, he was appointed first Major of the Queens 
Co. Regiment, then commanded by Col. Samuel Youngs, with 
Nathaniel Coles, Jr., as 2d Major. (See Council of Appointment 
of State of N. Y., by Hastings, Vol. i, p. 74.) 

A letter preserved to us concerning his appointment may be 

of interest: 

Oyster Bay, nth Nov., 1786. 

Col. Samuel Youngs, who is commissioned on the new establishment 
of the militia has requested me to inform you that he has received a letter 
from M. Clerkson, Brig. Genl., enclosing an extract from General Orders, 
and a list of the officers appointed, in which you are appointed first Major, 
also the Adjutant General's orders for the regiments or the companies to 
be paraded this fall, he therefore in concurrence with the other officers 
appointed this way has concluded to meet all the officers appointed in this 
regiment on Tuesday next at the house of Daniel Dodges, in Jericho, at 
one o'clock in the afternoon. Inclosed you have a roll of your officers in 
the 2d Battn. and he requests you will give them which are on the South 
speedy notice of the day which they are to meet to accept or refuse their 
commissions, which acceptance or refusal must absolutely be done in a few 
days, according to law. 

I am, with respect, 

Your most obedient servant, 


On 26th March, 1787, he was commissioned by Gov. Clinton as 
"Salvor or Wrecker," to aid vessels in distress on the coasts of 
Queens Co. This office was created by an Act of I^egislature 
passed Feb. 16, 1787. He was the first to be appointed under 
this act, and was to hold office "during pleasure." (See Comms., 
Vol. 6-D, 1770-1789, folio 407, Secy, of State office.) Under this 
commission he was obliged to keep all vessels or merchandise cast 
up by the sea and cause the same to be appraised, so that any per- 


son within a year who could prove ownership might have his 
goods restored to him on his paying the expenses of saving, etc. 
His pay was a "reasonable allowance out of the goods so saved.'' 
(Laws of N. Y., Vol. i.) 

On 9 Aug., 1786, there was a release executed to him by Jacob 
Conkling (his brother-in-law) of rights in the "Bating Place Pui- 
chase" of the town of Huntington, near modern Amityville. 

He became the active representative of his father and mother 
and the scattered family. On 30 of 7 mo., 1788, John and Walter, 
with their wives Hannah and Esther, conveyed to their brother 
William meadow land at Oyster Bay South, cons. £210. On 30 
Aug., 1790, receiving a deed from John, he conveyed the home- 
stead to his brother Samuel (the Judge and Senator) who at that 
time was a strong and important man, and who rebuilt the old 
house. Walter remained still in charge. On 4 Sept., 1790, he 
united with his brothers in releasing to the town, the large claim 
to the South Beach and Meadows, reserving some by agreement. 
(Liber 69, p. 329, Queens Co.) He signed as attorney for Gilbert 
(HL 11), and it is stated he acted for and with Samuel (HL8) 
and was in fair accord with him. 

On 16 Apl., 1801, he signed a formal covenant with his brother 
Samuel, and the latter's son Thomas, for levying and acknow^ledg- 
ing a Fine and Recovery for the West Neck homestead and land 
(to give Samuel a formal title and bar all entails and limitations). 
A Fine was levied. He still agreed to remain on the farm, and to 
board the carpenters while repairing the house. 

On 28 May, 1802, he received a further release of land from 
Jacob Conkling and Elizabeth, his wife, for land in the Bating 
Place Purchase. 

Shortly after this date he removed to the north side of L. L 
and settled on land he bought of Garret Van Cott, Mch. 12, 1802. 
This land was situated next west of his brother John, and was 
separated from it by the highway leading from Cold Spring Har- 
bor to Syosset, then called Ireland's Path, and contained 120 acres. 
After their removal the family resided in a very old house then 
standing on the westerly side of Ireland's Path, and directlv in 
front of the residence now ( 1900) owned bv Mrs. Oliver L. Jones. 
This old house, of which only the foundation stones (and an old 
well still used) now remain, was by report built by John Wooden 
(or Worden) who owned land there as early as 1736. 


In May, 1806, he received a deed from his brother David and 
his wife EHzabeth for 43 acres of land joining this purchase (of 
12 March, 1802) on the south. 

These two pieces of land, with several smaller pieces purchased 
later, comprised his homestead of 180 acres, on which he erected 
a new house, the cornerstone of which bears the mark W. J. 
18 10. Later he erected two stone walls marked with the dates 
1819 and 1822, forming, with his barns, an enclosure for his cattle. 

One of these barns, of which no vestige remains, contained a 
curious and crude machine used for threshing grain, and must 
have been made at a very early period. It consisted of a circular 
depression in the earth lined with stones set in mortar, with a 
post erected in its centre, around which a large stone drawn bv 
horses moved freely. Tradition tells us it was sometimes used as 
a cider mill and was probably made or used by John Wooden be- 
fore mentioned. 

On 7 Feb., 1820, he and his 2d wife, Phebe, united in a con- 
veyance of his real estate to his son, John Jackson Jones, who had 
advanced money to build and improve the place, and who, in 1822, 
conveyed the same to his four sisters. 

On 25 Jan., 1850, Sarah and Mary Jones, two of the four sis- 
ters just named, who had become possessed of the entire real es- 
tate of their father, Walter Jones, conveyed the same to Samuel 
A. Jones (V. 81), who had married a granddaughter of this 
Walter Jones (III. 13). 

Walter Jones preserved many old memoranda about the 
family, and it is to him we are indebted for many facts concerning 
it. He took much interest in public affairs, and was instrumental 
in having a public highway laid out across the island, following 
generally an old route called Ireland's Path, which on the north 
side of the island ran between his house and his brother John's, 
passing through Syosset and east of Hicksville. On the south 
side of the island it passed near his father's house, terminating at 
the highway running east and west across the various necks of 
meadow land on that part of the island. 

Milestones were set up on this road throughout its entire ex- 
tent. One of these, still standing, is on the westerly side of the 
highway a short distance south of his old homestead, and near 
the southeast corner of the land he purchased of David Jones in 


1806. It is marked W. J. XIII., and indicates that number of 
miles from the south side of the island. 

His will, dated 28 April, 1828, was proved on 9 June following 
He bequeathed to his wife Phebe everything that belonged to her 
at the time of "our marriage." To Mary Esther Mott, daughter 
of James and Abigail Mott, a set of silver plate of the value of 
$150. To his daughters, Mary, Phebe, Sarah, and Abigail, all his 
furniture and cattle and implements of husbandry. To William 
H. Jones and John H. Jones (his brother John's children) a piece 
of Plains Lands near the island of Trees, bequeathed him by his 
father William. To his son Townsend, a piece of salt meadow 
called the "Bating Place Purchase," being all the land I own in 
Suffolk Co. Residue of his real estate to his daughters Mary ai:d 
Sarah Jones, and wife Phebe. To his wife Phebe his Bank of 
America stock. His son, Wm, Townsend Jones, and David W. 
Jones, executors. 

All of his homestead at Cold Spring Harbor (excepting per- 
haps the piece he bought of his brother David in 1806) and much 
of the adjoining land, all of which is still in possession of the 
Jones family, was between the years 1716 and 1740 owned by Maj 
Timothy Bagley, who married the widow of Maj. Thomas Jones 
(I. i), much of which (as we have formerly stated) possibly be- 
longed to the latter at an earlier date. 

The original map embracing this land of Maj. Timothy Bag- 
ley is now (1895) ^n the possession of John H. Doty, of Cold 
Spring Harbor. 

The highway or "Ireland's Path," as indicated by dotted lines, 
is not in the original map, but has been added by me to shov/ 
approximately the location of the land with reference to the pres- 
ent time. 

Esther, his first wife, was interred in the West Neck burying 
ground at South Oyster Bay, and Phebe, his 2d wife, in the Epis- 
copal Church Yard at Manhasset, L. I. 

(III. 14) RICHARD JONES, son of William (II. 7) ; b. July 
10, 1760; d. Oct. 10, 1844; m. Ruth, dau. of John Mott (by one 
account of Ulster Co., and called by Walter Jones (III. 13) as 
"late of Long Island"). She b. Jan. 11, 1775; m. as above, Oct. 
30, 1794 ; d. Aug. 22, 1834. He settled in Michigan about 1837. 
Issue : 


+IV. 43. Phebe, b. Aug. 10, 1795; d. Dec. 31, 1849; ^- 21 
Feb., 1840. 
John Hammond, no issue. 
44. Abigail, b. Jan. 31, 1798; d. Aug. 4, 1830; not m. 
445. Gideon M., b. Oct. 10, 1799; d. Sept. 11, 1876. 
+46. James, b. Nov. 21, 1801 ; d. 1863. 
-I-47. Lydia Mott, b. Feb. 28, 1803 ; d. Aug. 3, 1861. 
+48. William R., b. April 21, 1805; d. Feb. 13, 1880. 
+49. Esther, b. Oct. 20, 1806; d. June 24, 1888. 
4-50. John Mott, b. Nov. 4, 1808; d. 1867. 
+ 51. Thomas Elwood, b. Oct. 3, 1813; d. Dec. 7, 1869. 

By report he removed from L. I. to Dutchess Co., thence to 
Jonesville, near Rochester, and from there he went to Michigan, 
where he died at the home of his son Gideon, in Litchfield, Hills- 
dale Co. In 1778. under his father's will, he was spoken of as 
under age and directed to be brought up at some trade. 

Walter A. Scott, the son of his daughter Esther, states that his 
grandmother, Ruth Jones, was the daughter of John and Lydia 
Mott, and that she came from L. L to Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where 
she died before her husband's removal to Michigan. 

(II.7), commonly called Hallett Jones, b. 1761 ; d. Feb. 29, 1836; 
m. 8 mo. 31st, 1784, Keziah, d. Dec. 13, 1837, dau. of Daniel 
Aldrich, of Suffolk Co., who by report was living in Newburg 
during the Rev. War. Issue: 

IV. 52. David, b. July 19, 1785; d. July 15, 1809; unm. 

53. Gilbert, b. Jan. i, 1788; d. Oct. 14, 1813. 

54. Richard, b. Oct. 30, 1790; d. Oct. 27, 1796; unm. 
+55. Hallett, b. Oct. 18, 1792; d. April 1, 1847. 
4-56. Richard Restored, b. April 21, 1797. 

57. Mary, b. April i, 1798; d. April 26, 1826; unm. 
+58. Daniel, b. Jan. 8, 1801. 
+59. Elizabeth, b. March i, 1803 ; d. Jan. 10, 1882. 

He took an active part in the Rev. War against the British. 
and in 1779 seized a gunboat (the crew of which had gone on 
shore) and by firing a gun drew a company of militia to the 
spot who captured the crew. (Onderdonk's Queens Co., p. 203.) 


He studied medicine but did not follow the profession. In 1785 
he was living in Newburg but soon returned to L. I. and lived on 
his place at Cold Spring Harbor, on the easterly side of what is 
known as "Turkey Lane." 

(HI. 16) FREELOVE JONES, dau. of William (H. 7) ; b 
1742; d. Oct. 21, 1821 ; m., Jan. 5, 1763 (by license Dec. 30. 
1762), Lieut. Col. Benjamin Birdsall, b. 1736; d. 20 July, 1798 
son of Capt. John of Jerusalem South, L. L In Thompson's L. I. 
2, p. 492, he was called a son of Thomas Birdsall, which we must 
treat as an error. Issue, eight children. 

(See under Birdsall family.) 

Her will, dated 28 of 7 mo., 1821, prob. at Rocky Hill (near 
Flushing), Dec. 19, 1821, names son-in-law James Jackson, gr. 
daus. Margaret Elizabeth and Deborah Ann Jackson, daus. Mar- 
garet Tredwell, Mary Wright, and Elizabeth Althouse. Ex. my 
dau. Margaret Tredwell. 

Margaret Tredwell died before the probate of the will, and 
Wm. Wright. Jr., of Flushing (a gr. son of Freelove Jones Bird- 
sail) was appointed adms. Dec. 19, 1821. (Liber E, p. 34, Queens 

Lieut. Col. Benj. Birdsall was of an old Queens Co. family, 
and of a branch that intermarried with the Seamans and Jacksons 
of the north side of L. I. He was called a "drover farmer," 
one who raised cattle on the Hempstead Plains, and fed them in 
winter on the wild meadow grass. He lived on the south side 
of L. I. a short distance west of his father-in-law, Wm. Jones, 
He took an active part in the Rev. War. His colonel was John 
Sands, an active supporter of Congress. In 1777- 1783 was Mem- 
ber of Assembly. In 1776 he mustered 60 volunteers and aided 
Gen. Putnam in erecting intrenchments on Brooklyn Heights. He 
was captured by the British and imprisoned in the "Provost," at 
which time Genl. Washington had his wife and children conveyed 
to Dover, in Dutchess Co., where they remained during the war 
In 1794 he disposed of his property and settled in Jerusalem, 
where he died. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

(III. 17) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of William (II. 7). 
By license of Jan. 28, 1757, m. Jacob Conkling, son of Israel, of 


Huntington, Suffolk Co., h. I. By report he survived her and 
married a 2d wife. Issue, nine children. 

(See under Conkling family.) 

Israel Conkling, the father of Jacob, lived in the town of 
Huntington, on the south side of L. I. He was a son of Jacob, 
who was a son of the 2d Timothy, a son of the first Timothy, who 
was a younger son of the first John, of Southold and Huntington. 
In 1775 he signed to support Congress and was a soldier in Capt. 
Rogers' Company. 

On 6 Aug., 1778, he made his will, naming eight children, in- 
cluding Jacob. Prob. 4 July, 1780. (Lib. 32, p. 476, N. Y. City.) 

In 1774, Oct. 13, the deed from Israel Conkling to Gilbert 
Jones (HI. 11) has been noticed, whose children conveyed to 
Walter Jones (HI. 13), 18 April, 1818. 

(HI. 18) SARAH JONES, dau. of William (II. 7);' b. 
1756; d. Sept. 16, 1841 ; m. John Willis; d. 1837, son of John, 
of Cedar Swamp, L. I., and his wife Margaret, dau. of Caleb 
Cornwell and Elizabeth Hayner, his wife. Issue, five children 

(See under Willis family.) 

(HI. 19) PHEBE JONES, dau. of William (IL7); b. 
1758; d. 1841 ; m. by license of 6 March, 1775, Benjamin Row- 
land, of Flushing, h. I., son of Jonathan. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Rec. XIV., p. 71.) Issue: 

Cornelia, m. John Hoagland, or (Hoogland), and had issue: 









(IH.20) MARGARET JONES, dau. of William (H.7); 
b. Feb. I, 1759; d. March 31, 1825; m. Feb. i, 1779 (license Jan. 


12, 1779), Tovvnsend Hewlett, b. June 7, 1753; d. Aug. 6, 1832, 
son of John Hewlett, the justice. Issue, six children. 

(See under Hewlett family.) 

In 1778 she was named in her father's will as unmarried, and 
given a small legacy. 

(IV. I) WILLIAM DAVID JONES, of Jerusalem, L. I., 
son of Capt. David (III. 7) ; b. Sept. 5, 1771 ; d. Sept. 2, 1845; 
m. Almy, b. Feb. 5, 1787; d. April 6, 1843, (^^u. of Israel Seaman, 
of Jerusalem, L. I. Issue : 

V. I. David, b. May 23, 1807; d. Jan. 28, 1831. 
+2. Samuel S., b. March 26, 1809; d. Nov. 27, 1893. 
+3. Israel S., b. Aug. 12, 1812; d. Jan. 21, 1893. 
+4. William D., b. June 17, 1814; d. July 23, 1866. 
+5. Elbert T., b. April 5, 1816; d. Aug. 16, 1846. 
+6. Townsend, b. March 16, 1818; d. Oct. 21, 1884. 
+7. John, b. April 20, 1822; d. Aug. 9, 1874. 

His will, 13 of 5 mo., 1843, prob. Sept. 22, 1845, gives his sons 
as above certain legacies. To his brother Thomas (IV. 2), the 
use of certain sums of money for his support during life. 

(IV. 2) THOMAS JONES, son of Capt. David (in.7): 
b. June 30, 1776; d. Jan. 13, 1847; unm. He proved unfortunate 
or ill, and settled in Cold Spring Harbor with his father after the 
Rev. War. In 1806 he was named in his father's will and directed 
to be supported. 

(IV. 3) SAMUEL JONES, the Chancellor and Chief Jus- 
tice, ranking as the fourth judge of the family, son of Judge 
Samuel (III. 8) ; b. May 26, 1770; d. Aug. 9, 1853, at Cold Spring 
Harbor, L. I. ; m. Catharine, b. 1793 ; d. Nov. 20, 1829, dau. of 
Phil. J. Schuyler and his first wife, Sarah Rutsen, of Rhinebeck, 
N. Y. Both were interred in the Schuyler Cemetery at Rhine- 
beck, but removed in 1893 to the cemetery at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Issue : 

-f-V. 8. Samuel, b. 1825; d. Aug. 11, 1892. 
+9. Mary Ann S., d. Feb. 6, 1890. 
-f-io. Catharine C, d. Nov. 4, 1893. 
+ 11. Catharine, d. Aug. 9, 1853. 


-{-12. Sarah. 

Cornelia (doubtful). 

He practiced law and during his father's lifetime was known 
as Saml. Jones, Jr. He resided in N. Y. City, and from 1809 
to 1817 was Alderman. 

In was Corporation Counsel. 

He prepared the draft of the long statute relating to the City 
of N. Y. contained in the Revised Laws of 18 13. 

In 181 1 he was one of the original members of the Committee 
of Defense, appointed by the Common Council, which consisted 
of four Aldermen and three Assistant Aldermen. (Wilson's 
Memo. Hist. N. Y. 3, p. 239.) 

He was the last surviving member of the "Drone," a literary 
society founded in 1792. (See Francis "Old New York"), and 
also a member of the Kent Club. 

His mother's family (Herring) brought him into familiarity 
with the real estate of the city. The Kip family employed him 
in the partition and conveyancing of a farm on Kip's Bay. Be- 
fore the regular streets were laid out by law, the owners had 
laid out roads and lots, which were intersected and injured by 
the new streets. A great deal of conveyancing and law was the 
result, in which he had a large share. 

In 1812-1814 he was a Member of Assembly from N. Y. City, 
sitting during the principal part of the period of the 2d war with 
Great Britain, and generally sustaining De Witt Clinton and the 

In 1812 his brother William became a member, and in 1813 
to 181 5 his brother Elbert H. was in the Senate. 

His wife's father was only a few years his elder, born in 1768 
Mr. Schuyler married first Sarah Rutsen, connected with the De 
Witts, and 2d Phebe Carman, probably from the L. I. family. 
He was a son of Genl. Phil. Schuyler, and he became a member 
of Congress from Dutchess Co. in 1817-1818. These items may 
be sufficient to indicate the political position and standing of Mr. 

As a lawyer he had a general practice, and was counsel for 
several insurance companies (most of which were crippled by 
the war), and particularly for the United States Ins. Co., after his 
cousin, Walter R. Jones (IV. 30), was connected with it. This 


compelled him to study maritime law, and many cases argued by 
him are scattered through the books. (See Johns Report 15, 523; 
14, 22'j; 16, 128; 17, 23, etc.) His mother dying in 1821, he with 
his brothers became interested in the Herring farm, above Canal 
St., N. Y. City. 

In 1823-4, he was Recorder of N. Y. City, following the career 
of Judge Thos. Jones (HI. 3), and of his father. Judge Samuel 
Jones (HI. 8). 

On 24 June, 1825, he was nominated by Gov. De Witt Clinton, 
and confirmed by the Senate, as Chancellor of the State of N. Y. 
(the highest law office in the State) in the place of Nathan San- 
ford chosen as U. S. Senator, who had presided over the con- 
stitution that framed the new constitution of 182 1. Both were 
from L. I., and on no other occasion had the island filled such 
high places, both at once. 

The appointment of Mr. Jones was treated by many as ema- 
nating especially from the personal estimate of him by De Witt 
Clinton, who was sure of his knowledge, fairness, and industry, 
and no one denied his general competence. He was recognized as 
"very learned in the law." 

He had counselled patiently and examined the cases argued 
before him with great thoroughness. After writing an opinion 
he would hear a further argument, if an error was strongly urged, 
and be very ready to correct an error if he discovered one. His 
written opinions reviewed the disputed questions of law and fact 
in various aspects, answering objections, and perhaps with too 
great minuteness. As Chancellor Mr. Jones was a member of 
the Court for the correction of Errors to decide upon writs of 
error returned from the Supreme Court. He was near sixty 
years of age, the new limit appointed by the new constitution in 
hostility to his friends Kent and Spencer. He must have found 
the office laborious and more than any man could master. His 
patron, De Witt Clinton, who had been elected Governor in op- 
position to the party of the new constitution, died on 11 Feb.. 
1828. The Lieut. Gov. was not unfriendly, and Mr. Jones re- 
signed the office of Chancellor in April, 1828, sitting three years, 
and took the office of Chief Justice of the Superior Court in the 
City of N. Y., a new court of common law, called local and in- 
ferior, to which the limited term of sixty years of age was held 


not to apply, and he was succeeded in the office of Chancellor 
by Judge Walworth. 

Mr. Jones filled the office of Chief Justice of the Superior 
Court from the first organization in 1828 until by the new third 
constitution of 1846 judges were made elective, and the limited 
term of sixty years of age was changed. In 1848 he was elected 
Judge of the Supreme Court of the City of N. Y. for the short 
term, and held only for two years. He was then nearly seventy- 
seven years of age. 

About 1833 he entered into an arrangement with Jas. Lorimer 
Graham (then an active lawyer) for Mr. Graham to attend to 
all the work (and have about one-quarter), while the judgment 
of both would be consulted in purchasing city lots, relying upon 
the growth of the city for a rise of prices. They bought largely, 
and gave many mortgages, but the political warfare about cur- 
rency and fall of prices overtook them and they fell, mortgages 
were foreclosed, property lost, and no profits realized, and he 
met with disaster. He bore all courageously, he abandoned house 
and home and lived at boarding houses. He lost his library, but 
was permitted to use it, and, laboring until the last, went to his 
brother William's in the country to bear his illness. He lamented 
for his family, and was anxious at the very last to have a long 
report engrossed on opening a street in time to have his signature 
to it, so that the pay for it might be fully earned and his son 
might secure it. But all in vain. After all we are obliged to 
lament that his long life so worthily spent had so poor an appre- 
ciation of it by those he benefited. 

He attended the Church of the Annunciation in N. Y. City 
(Rev. Dr. Seabury) and became one of its wardens. He had 
decided religious opinions, but made little show of them. His 
family seemed to have acquired a strong religious disposition, but 
not in the line he favored or desired to lead them. (MSS. C. B. 

At his death in 1853 a meeting of the New York Bar was held 
(Hon. Judge Duer presiding), and resolutions were passed eulo- 
gistic of his high public and private character. Quoting from 
one of these resolutions, "his profound learning, his astute dis- 
cernment, and great powers of endurance, his close reasoning, 
and skilful logic, placed him in the first rank of that Bar of which 
his honored parent was called 'the father.' He brought to the 


Bench a vast professional experience, great learning, sound judg- 
ment, spotless integrity, and a pure love of justice. Before a 
Bench which reflected high honor upon our State, our late ven- 
erable brother maintained his high standing until 1826, when Gov. 
Clinton appointed him Chancellor of the State of N. Y. He per- 
formed the duties of this office with great dignity and firmness 
until 1828, when he was appointed Chief Justice of the Superior 
Court of N. Y. City. The duties of this important office at the 
head of the Court which had been more occupied with important 
questions of commercial law than any other tribunal in our coun- 
try, were discharged with unbending integrity, unsullied purity, 
and gentlemanly courtesy for a period of twenty years." 

(IV. 4) MAJOR WILLIAM JONES, son of Judge Samuel 
(III. 8) ; b. Oct. 4, 1771 ; d. at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., Sept. 
16, 1853; m. Oct. 4, 1790, Keziah, b. Feb. 12, 1773; d. May i, 
1847, d^u- o^ Capt. Daniel Youngs, of Oyster Bay, L. I., and his 
wife Susanna, dau. of Timothy Kelsey, of Huntington, L. I. Is- 
sue : 

+V. 13. Samuel W., b. July 6, 1791 ; d. Dec. i, 1855. 

-t-i4. David W., b. May 3, 1793; d. July 6, 1877. 

-4-15. Cornelia H., b. April 22, 1796; d. Dec. 29, 1839. 

-f 16. Susan M., b. April 20, 1802. 

17. Elbert W., b. July 17, 1803; d. Jan. 14, 1826; unm. 

-I-18. Eleanor T., b. May 7, 1805. 

-f-19. Hannah A., b. June 10, 1807; d. Sept. 18, 1852. 

4- 20. Daniel Y., b. July 9. 1809. 

He was educated at the Academy in Oyster Bay, of which he 
later, in 1802, became one of its trustees. He was baptized in 
the New Dutch Church, N. Y. City, Elbert and Elizabeth Haring 
being his sponsors (his maternal grandparents) ; at an early age 
he was sent to live with Townsend Hewlett and his wife Martha, 
at Buckram, L. I. 

He was married by Rev. Andrew Fowler, of the Episcopal 
Church, at Oyster Bay, and settled at South Oyster Bay, residing 
there imtil 1793. when they removed to Cold Spring Harlx)r, 
where, in 1806, he built a large house on the westerly side of the 
Harbor at the foot of a beach called "Major Jones' Beach." 

In 1796, before his removal to Cold Spring Harbor, he was 


appointed Captn. of a troop of horse formed from the Queens 
Co. Regt. commanded by Lieut. Col. Nathaniel Coles (see Council 
of Appointment, Vol. i, p. 326), and in 1807 (after his removal) 
he was appointed Major of a company of cavalry (Council of 
Appointment, Vol. i, p. 937). In 1814, the cavalry being trans- 
formed into horse artillery, he was appointed as Lieut. Col. of 2d 
Regt. of Horse of Queens Co. (Council of Appointment, Vol. 
2, p. 1491.) 

In 18 1 5 he was elected to the Assembly by 1,057 votes as a 
Federalist, the Republican vote being about 750, and from 1816 
to 1825 he was regularly re-elected (except in 1818, 1820 and 
1822). In 1817 the previous members, Carman, Jones and Kis- 
sam, were elected without opposition. In that year an Agricultural 
Society was formed for Queens Co., which he favored, assisting 
on the Committee of Arrangements, 

In 1818 two of the old members of Assembly, Kissam and 
Carman, were elected from the other towns, and John A. King 
(son of Rufus, the U. S. Senator) was chosen from Jamaica as 
a new member. There were five towns in the county, and this 
probably was an alternation claimed by that town. In 1819 Wm. 
Jones, from Oyster Bay ; John A. King, from Jamaica, and Thos. 
Tredwell, from Hempstead, were elected by 752 votes over 483. 

In 1819 Mr. Jones was Vice Pres. of the Agricultural Society. 
In 1820 Kissam, Jones and Tredwell were defeated by John A. 
King, and others ; King, 972 and Jones, 866 votes. In 1821, Jones, 
Tredwell and Nostrand were elected; Jones, 1,378, and King, 
1,018; a large vote, indicating a sharp contest. 

In 1822 (under the new constitution, two members for the 
county) there was much disaffection, and he was defeated ; Jones, 
653 votes; for others 715 and 703. 

In 1823 he was elected with Tredwell by 669 and 616 votes, 
others having only 499 and 446. 

In 1824 he was elected by a larger vote, viz., 923 and 985, 
over 708 and 649. 

In 1825 he was again elected with the same associate by 965 
and 895 votes over 767 and 723. 

He was not again a candidate ; the brother of his son-in-law, 
viz., Henry Floyd- Jones (5), became the representative of the 
family from the town of Oyster Bay. 

"He was noted for his fondness for thoroughbred horses, with 


which his stables were well filled, which brought him in close as- 
sociation with turfmen of high and honorable repute." (Gen. of 
Youngs family.) His house was known as "an open house, 
where always was to be had good brandy and Holland Gin," and 
from his great love for horses it was commonly said of him "that 
next to his family he loved his horse." Directly in front of his 
house was the long, sandy beach that divides Cold Spring Harbor 
into two bodies of water. This beach, called Maj. Jones' Beach, 
is about half a mile in length, and was used by him as a training 
ground for his horses. 

His daughter Eleanor (who married William Sidney Smith) 
in her "Golden Wedding Mementos" of herself and husband, 
writes of him thus: "While a member of the State Legislature, 
Mr. Jones exhibited those marked traits of character for which 
he was so eminently distinguished and which rendered him one of 
the most popular and useful members of that body." 

His wife Keziah was a woman of strong religious principles, 
and inherited all of the estimable qualities of her mother and 
grandmother, the latter of whom was Hannah, dau. of Peter Un- 

Throughout her whole life she was devoted to the Church, and 
a mural tablet was erected to her memory in St. John's Prot. Epis. 
Church at Cold Spring Harbor, with the following inscription: 

Sacred to the memory of Keziah, wife of 
William Jones, a devoted communicant, 
and constant worshipper in this church. 
Born Feb. 12, 1773; died May i, 1847. In 
grateful remembrance of their mother 
this tablet is erected by her children. 

"Her strong religious principles and personal traits are 
strongly marked in her four daughters and their descendants, all 
of whom are Church members and, with few exceptions, com- 
municants. Of her daughters all were eminently qualified by 
inherent virtues and early training for wives and mothers ; all of 
them attained this state." ("Gen. of Youngs Family," by D. K, 

(IV. 5) ELBERT HARING JONES, son of Judge Samuel 
(HL 8) : b. Aug. 6, 1773 ; d. Sept. 5. 1854; m. Dec. 26, 1825, Mar- 


gery Fleet Youngs, b. Sept. 2, 1808; d. Sept. 6, 1863, dau. of 
Samuel Youngs, of Oyster Bay, L. L, and his wife Hannah, dau. 
of John and Margery (Tobias) Fleet, of Oyster Bay, L. I. Issue: 

4-V. 21. Elbert Haring, b. April 3, 1827 ; d. Nov. 2, 1862. 
-f-22. Susan Cornelia, b. Nov. 10, 1828; d. Mch. 17, 1852. 
23. George Washington, b. Aug. 30, 1831 ; d. June 
22, 1854 , at Havana, Cuba, of the yellow fever; 
+24. Samuel Youngs, b. Aug. 4, 1832; d. June 22, 1858; 

25. Sarah Eliza, b. Oct. 15, 1834; d. Mch. 24, 1850; 


26. William E., b. July i, 1836; d. Dec. 6, 1884; unm. 
-\-27. Thomas E., b. Feb. 18, 1838. 

28. John Jay, b. May 6, 1840 ; d. unm. Kept a store at 

Oyster Bay, I,. I. 

29. Twin with John Jay, b. May 6, 1840; d. May 6. 

+30. Eleanor Turk, b. Mch. 19, 1842. 

31. Frederick F., b. Feb. 9, 1844; twin. 
-I-32. Marianna F., b. Feb. 9, 1844 ; twin. 
-I-33. Samuel Seabury, b. June i, 1846. 

In May, 1812, he was a candidate for the State Senate as a 
Federalist and received in Queens Co. 791 votes, and Maj. Robert 
Moore, of Newtown, 153 votes as a Republican. 

From 1 8 12 to 181 5 he was a member of the State Senate, sup- 
porting De Witt Clinton. He resigned his seat in the Senate on 
6 March, 181 5, on account of ill health. 

In June, 1821, he was elected a member of the convention 
to revise the State Constitution, Rufus King receiving 1,138 votes 
and he 814. 

He lived with his brother, William Jones, until his marriage 
in 1825. He was then 52 years of age, and removed to Oyster 
Bav Cove, where he settled upon lands formerly in the possession 
of Billop Seaman, whose granddaughter, Catharine Howard, mar- 
ried Tov/nsend Jones (VI. 80). 

(IV. 6) THOMAS JONES, son of Judge Samuel (III. 8) ; 
b. Aug. 6, 1773: d. Feb. i, 1852; m. ist, Mary, b. Nov. 6, 1784; 


d. Nov. 24, 1801, dau. of Jacob S. Jackson (64), son of Obadiah, 
of Jerusalem, L. I. Issue : 

V. 34. Child, not named; b. Nov. 20, 1801 ; d. Nov. 21, 1801. 

M. 2d, Ruth, b. Sept. 2y, 1786; d. Jan. 11, 1807, dau. of 
Thomas Jackson, son of Samuel. Issue : 

+V. 35. Samuel Jackson, b. Dec. 8, 1803 ; d. June 27, 1873. 

36. Infant. 

37. Infant. 

M. 3d, Elizabeth, b. Feb. i, 1796; d. Nov. 17, 1868, the 2d dau. 
of Jacob S. Jackson (64) and sister of Mary, his first wife. Issue : 

+38. Jacob S. Jackson, b. Aug. 31, 181 1 ; d. March 5, 1894. 
+39- Cornelia Alma, b. Sept. 26, 1813; d. Nov. 6, 1891. 
-f-40. Mary Jackson, b. March 7, 1817; d. April 4. 
+41. Thomas William, b. March 21, 1821. 
-I-42. Phebe Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1823. 

Obadiah Jackson, b. 1730, d. 1802, was the eldest son of Justice 
John Jackson, son of the 2d Colonel John, who was a brother 
of Phebe, wife of William Jones (II. 7). He m. Almy, dau. of 
Jacob Seaman, and lived at Jerusalem South, near the old mill 
where his father lived. His brother Parmenas was murdered dur- 
ing the Rev. War. (See Thos. Jones Hist. N. Y., Vol. 2, p. 93.) 
By the death of an older brother this Jacob S. Jackson, b. 1763, 
became the only son and heir, and succeeded to his father's estate. 
He became a Major, in 1789, of one of the Queens Co. regiments 
(Council of Appointment, Vol. i, p. 169), and Brig. General in 

1808 (ibid, Vol. II., p. 1019). His oldest son dying in , his 

two daus., who successively married this Thos. Jones, became his 
only heirs at law. 

Thomas Jones' pursuits were mainly agricultural and the rais- 
ing of cattle and horses. 

He had two cattle marks registered in Queens Co., Aug. 14, 

judge of the family, son of Judge Samuel (III. 8) ; b. Nov. 3, 
1777; d. at South Oyster Bay, L. I., .May 10, 1848; m. ist, Nov. 
I, 1802, Margaret, d. 2j Jan. 1825, dau. of Dr. Thomas Jones, of 


N. Y. City, and his wife — , b. 1782; d. July 2, 1855, dau. of 

Philip Livingston, "The Signer." Catharine Jones, sister of Mar- 
garet (above), m. Gov. De Witt Clinton as his 2d wife. Dr. 
Thomas Jones was of an entirely distinct family from the one 
we are tracing. Issue: 

-(-V. 43. Henry Philip, b. Aug. 9, 1803 ; d. March i, 1883. 

44. Cornelia Catharine, b. June 24, 1805 ; d. 1817; unm. 

45. Samuel, b. July i, 1807; d. July 27, 1808. 

46. Ellinor, b. May 5, 1809 ; d. March 30, 1822 ; unm. 
4-47. Philip Livingston, b. Sept. 24, 1812; d. Oct. 10, 

48. Rensselaer Westerlo, b. April 30, 181 5; d. May 18, 
+49. William Alfred, b. June 26, 1817 ; d. May 6, 1900. 

50. Clinton, b. Sept. 27, 1820 ; d. Aug. 2, 1822. 

51. De Witt Clinton, b. Dec. 23, 1824; d. May 28, 1825. 

M. 2d, Feb. 13, 1827, Susan, d. May 25I, 1832, dau. of Her- 
man Le Roy, of N. Y. City, and his wife dau. of Hon. 

Samuel Cornwell, of Flushing, L. L, son of Samuel, of South 
Carolina. Issue : 

~|-V. 52. Herman Le Roy, b. Oct. 23, 1827 ; d. Nov. 24, 1880. 

53. Margaret Livingston, b. March 2, 1829; d. March 

5, 1832. 

54. Mary Le Roy, b. May 28, 183 1 ; d. April 27, 1880 ; 

M. 3d, 1833, Mary, d. Aug. 19, 1872, dau. of Gov. De Witt 
Clinton and his first wife, Maria, dau. of Walter Franklin and 
his wife, Maria Bowne. Issue: 

+V. 55. De Witt Clinton, 2d., b. June 30, 1834. 

56. John Jay, b. Nov. 10, 1835; d. Oct. 13, 1836. 

57. David Thomas, b. March 13, 1837; d. March 21, 

-I-58. Walter Franklin, b. Feb. 16, 1840. 

59. Julia Catharine, b. Sept. 6, 1842. 

60. Florence Clinton, b. March 14, 1847 ; d. 189 — . 

Judge David S. Jones was a graduate of Columbia College, 
class of 1796. Soon after leaving he was appointed by Gov. Jay 
as his private secretary, which position he held for three years. 


He then returned to New York and was soon admitted to the Bar. 
From 1813 to 1816 he was Corporation Counsel of the City of 
New York ; 1833 to 1848, trustee of Columbia College ; 1840 to 
1843, County Judge of Queens Co., L. I. 

In the quasi war with France he was First Lieut, in a vol- 
unteer Co., commanded by Peter A. Jay. (MSS. William Alfred 
Jones, his son.) 

Mr. Jones was a churchman and was at the time of his death 
senior warden of St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth, L. I., which 
church he greatly aided in organizing. 

From 1 82 1 to 1829 he was Lay Delegate from St. Mark's 
Church, N. Y. City, and in 1822 trustee of the General Theologi- 
cal Seminary. 

In 1836 he relinquished his practice in N. Y. and retired to 
his place at Massapequa, South Oyster Bay, L. I., where he 
erected a handsome residence, but owing to financial troubles was 
forced to give up his property and return to the Bar. 

The last five years of his life were spent at his residence at 
Maspeth, L. I. (the former country seat of De Witt Clinton). His 
remains were interred in St. Mark's Church Yard Vault, at that 

Chief Justice Duer speaking of him said, "He had few su- 
periors in our profession," and further adds, "as one of the oldest 
of his friends, no one had a deeper sense of thjs responsibility 
which the relation of lawyer and client creates — none more faith- 
ful in discharging the duties which the relation imposes." 

(IV. 10) SAMUEL JONES, son of William (III. 9) ; b. 9 
of 3 mo., 1765; d. 19 of 5 mo., 1836; m. first. May 9, 1785, Eliz- 
abeth, b. March 15, 1771 ; d. Dec. 28, 1816, dau. of John Hewlett, 
and his wife Sarah Townsend, and sister of Hannah Hewlett, who 
m. John Jones (III. 12). No issue. 

M. 2d, March 24, 1825. Abigail, b. Oct. 15, 1792; d. i of 9 
mo., 1866, dau. of Townsend Willis, of Jericho, by whom he had 
no issue. She survived her husband and m. Robert Seaman, b. 
T79T. d. 1870. of Jericho, L. T.. as his 2d wife. 


Samuel Jones, of Jericho, Town of Oyster Bay, County of 
Queens and State of New York, son of William Jones and Mary. 


his wife, deceased, and Abigail Willis, daughter of Townsend 
Willis and Hannah, his wife, of Cedar Swamp, town, county and 
state aforesaid, having laid their intentions of marriage with each 
other before two Monthly Meetings of the Religious Society of 
Friends held at Westbury in the county and state above said, 
they having consent of Surviving parents and nothing appearing 
to obstruct, their proposal of marriage was allowed by the Meet- 
ing: These are to certify that for the accomplishment of their 
intention this twenty-fourth day of the third month in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five they the 
said Samuel Jones and Abigail Willis appeared in a public Meet- 
ing of the Said Society held at Matinecock, and the said Samuel 
Jones taking the said Abigail Willis by the hand did on this Sol- 
emn occasion declare that he took her to be his wife, promising 
through Divine assistance to be unto her a faithful and affectionate 
husband until separated by death ; or words to that effect : And 
the said Abigail Willis did in like manner declare that she took 
the Said Samuel Jones to be her husband, promising through 
Divine assistance to be unto him a faithful and affectionate wife 
until separated by death, or words to that import; and they the 
said Samuel Jones and Abigail Willis, she according to the custom 
of marriage assuming the name of her husband, as a further con- 
summation thereof did then and there to these present set their 
hands — 

And we being present have subscribed our names as Witnesses 

Elias Hicks, Isaac Downing, 

Phebe Rushmore, George Townsend, 

Silas Valentine, Charles Latting, 

Obadiah Willets, Roland R. Willets, 

Mary Robbins, Joseph L. Townsend, 

Joseph Hicks, William Hicks, 

Sarah R. Seaman, Elizabeth Hicks, 

Mary Thorne, Harmot C. Willis, 

Henry Coles, Margaret Simonson, 

John Weeks, Richard LTnderhill, 

Samuel Weeks, Pamelia Underbill, 

Abigail Townsend, David Cock, 


Sarah T. Jackson, Sarah T. Underhill, 

CaroUne Hicks, Mary Wood, 

Ehzabeth VV. Jackson, Mary T. Hicks, 

Amy Kirby, Alfred Underhill, 

Phebe T. Rushmore, Mary T. Jones, 

Elizabeth H. Jones, Oliver H. Jones, 

Phebe Jones, Jacob B. Willis, 

William M. Willis, John J. Hewlett, 

Mary J. Hewlett, Hannah Willis, 

Sarah W. Simonson, Obadiah Jackson, 

Thomas Jones, Joshua T. Jones, 

Eliza A. Hewlett, Martha R. Wicks. 

Charles H. Jones, Betsey J, Franklin, 
Stephen Rushmore, 

Mr. Jones became a lar^e land owner, some of which prob- 
ably included the homestead of his father, whereon he resided, a 
little south of the village of Syosset. 

He left a remarkable will (Liber i, p. 213, Queens Co.) cre- 
ating the "Jones Fund," for the support of the poor in the towns 
of Oyster Bay and North Hempstead, for which purpose he be- 
queathed the sum of $30,000, to be put in charge of five trustees, 
who were to be appointed by the Legislature and to be known as 
the "Trustees of the Jones Fund," the income of which sum he 
directed to be used for the support of the said poor, who were to 
be kept in some suitable place where they may be engaged in 
some manual employment. Other small legacies were given to 
friends. To his wife he gave $175 yearly during widowhood, and 
in case of her remarriage she was to receive only $50 yearly for 
life. The probate of his will in 1836 was objected to by his 
widow, on the ground that he was not of sound mind, but proof 
was allowed by the Surrogate. 

In pursuance of this bequest the Legislature in 1838 passed an 
act naming three of the inhabitants of the town of Oyster Bay, and 
two of the town of North Hempstead as such trustees, to hold for 
two years, whose successors were to be chosen by the inhabitants 
of said towns at their annual meetings. This "Fund" was later 
augmented by a bequest from Walter R. Jones of $5,000. 

(IV. II) TOWNSEND JONES, son of William (III. 9) > 
b. July 5, 1769; d. Aug. 26, 1818; m. Phebe, b. Feb. 23, 1774; d. 


June 8, 1841, dau. of Capt. Charles Hewlett, and a sister of Capt. 
John Hewlett. No issue. 

Will prob. Sept. 25, 1818, calling himself of Flushing. Legacy 
to wife of iioo in furniture, and £700 in provisions, and use of 
his house, and right to get five loads of salt hay yearly. Also the 
right to keep poultry for her use during widowhood. Remainder 
of est. to his brother Samuel, he paying my wife Phebe $60 year- 
ly, etc. 

(IV. 12) THOMAS JONES, son of Thomas (HI. 10) ; 
d. near Albany, N. Y., ae about 74 years ; m. Huyder (or Huy- 
den). Issue: 

V. 61. David. 

62. Mary Ann, d. unm. 

63. Cornelia, m. Eaton. 

64. A daughter. 

He was a merchant in Albany. His wife survived him and 
lived with her two sisters and brother, near Albany. 

(IV. 13) DAVID JONES, son of Thomas (III. 10) ; named 
in the will of his gr. father, David Jones (II.—), m 1771, and 
given land at South Oyster Bay, L. I. 

Went to Orange Co. with his father. 

Studied law with Samuel Jones in N. Y.. and died at age of 
30 years, being hurt by the upsetting of a carriage. 

(IV. 14) WILLIAM JONES, son of Thomas (IIL 10). 
Issue : 

V. 65. A daughter. 

(IV. 15) ANNA JONES, dau. of Thomas (III. 10) ; m. Ed- 
ward Hallock; b. 22 of 4 mo., 1754; m. as his 2d wife, a son of 
Edward and his wife, Phebe Clapp. (See Bunker's L. I. Gen.) 
Issue : 



They lived near Pleasant Valley. Ed. Hallock's first wife was 
Susanna Smith. 

(IV. 16) ARABELLA JONES, dau. of Thomas (III. 10) ; 
m. Joseph Barney. 

(IV. 17) PHEBE JONES, dau. of Thomas (III. 10) ; m. 
Henry Hombeck, M. D., of Montgomery, Orange Co., N. Y. 
Issue : 

Henry. Lived in Phillipsburg, Orange Co. ; m. Phillips. 

(IV. 18) MARY JONES, dau. of Thomas (III. 10) ; m. 
James Halliday. Issue: 

A daughter. 

(IV. 19) CORNELIA JONES, dau. of Thomas (III. 10) ; 
m. Jonathan Thorne. 

They lived in the town of Cornell, Orange Co. Issue: 

Mary J,, m. James Isaacs. 
Phebe Jane, m. Wm. P. Roach. 
Anna Eliza, m. Wm. Caldwell. 
Jonathan J, 

Jonathan Thorne was born in Westchester Co. and settled 
with his family near Orange Lake (the west side). He had a 

After his wife's death he m. 2d, Charity C. Ryder, dau. of 

King Ryder, by whom he had a dau. named . They lived in 

the town of Cornwall, 6j^ miles south of Newburg. 

Cornelia Jones moved from Orange Co. to Warwasing, Ulster 
Co. Had a farm there and died six years after removal. Her 
husband moved back to Monroe, Orange Co., and lived there 
twelve years, and thence to Cornwall, where he lived upon a place 
his 2d wife's father gave him. (MSS. C. H. Jones.) 

(IV. 21) GILBERT JONES, son of Gilbert (III. 11) ; m. 

Hannah, dau. of . Settled in Orange Co. and in 1816 was 

living in Carmel, Putnam Co. Issue: 


V. 66. Elizabeth, named in 1822 in will of her aunt, Elizabeth 
Jones (IV. 24). 

In 1816, May i, he with his sisters, Elizabeth Jones and Mary 
Hull (the two latter under date Aug. 19, 1816), gave a power of 
atty. to Walter Jones (III. 13) to sell their rights in meadow land 
at Jones Creek, L. I. (Liber 69, p. 331 and 355, Queens Co.) 

(IV. 22) HANNAH JONES, dau. of Gilbert (HI. 11) ; 
m. David Woodruflf, of Montgomery, Orange Co, Issue : 

A daughter. 

(IV. 23) MARY JONES, dau. of Gilbert (HI. n); m. 
Hull, of Newburg, Orange Co. 

(IV. 24) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Gilbert (III. 11) ; 

d. 5 of 10 mo., 1824. Not married ; lived and died in Newburg. 

Orange Co. Will Oct. i, 1822, prob. June 5, 1824. (Liber G, 
p. 215, Orange Co.) 

To Elizabeth Jones, my brother's daughter, I give my best bed and 
silver when she arrives at age of 18 years; to Abigail Jones, daughter of 
Walter Jones, of Long Island, my gold beads. To Phebe Hombeck, 
Merinda Wood and Esther Young, small legacies. To my sister, Mary 
Hull, the remainder of my estate. Two years' interest of the money she 
has at her death she directs to be used in purchasing a library for the 
benefit of persons who are deprived of attending Christian worship, the 
books to be marked with my name, and put in the dwelling of my sister 
Mary, etc., and to remain in her care for her life, and after to be under 
the care and direction of the New Jerusalem Church. Executors, Solomon 
Thorne, of Newburg, and Henry I. Hornbeck, of Montgomery, Orange 
Co. Witnesses, Jonathan Thorne, John T. Birdsall and Simeon Wood. 

(IV. 25) WILLIAM H. JONES, son of John (HI. 12) ; b. 
Aug. 13, 1780; d. July 7, 1863; m. Feb. 11, 1798, Elizabeth, b. 
Sept. 8, 1780; d. Nov. 12, 1864, dau. of Isaac Hewlett and Rhoda 
Van Wyck, his wife. Issue: 

-f-V. 67. Oliver H., b. Feb. 11, 1801 ; d. Dec. 16, 1870. 
68. Eliza, b. March 29, 1804; d. July 2, 1805. 
+69. Isaac H., b. Oct. 6, 1805; d. Oct. 13, 1887; unm. 


70. Hannah Anne, b. June 11, 1807; d. May i, 1812. 

71. Martha, b. Feb. 16, 1809; d. May 2, 1865; wnm- 
^2. Henry J., b. April 11, 1810; d. Feb. 22, 1865; unm. 

-^-y}). EHzabeth, b. Aug. 11, 1813; d. Dec. 9, 1893. 
+74. Hannah, b. June 16, 1816; d. Feb. 9, 1904. 
+75. Samuel W., b. Nov. 5, 1818; d. Feb. 8, 1878. 
+76. Walter R., b. May 7, 1821 ; d. Dec. 28, 1884. 
jj. Arabella S., b. Dec. 29, 1824 ; d. July 26, 1845 ; unm. 

Lived on his farm at East Woods (Syosset) that was conveyed 
to him by his parents on May 6, 1799 (before he was of age). He 
became interested in the management of the mills at Cold Spring 
Harbor with his father and others, and with Divine Hewlett 
opened a store in New York for the purpose of selling flour made 
in the mills; see under John Jones (HI. 12). 

In 1828 he was elected Justice of the Peace in Queens Co. 

(IV. 2y) JOHN H. JONES, son of John (III. 12) ; b. May 
18, 1785; d. Dec. 20, 1859; m. Oct. 6, 1810, Loretta, b. June 25, 
1791; d. Feb. 2y, 1838; dau. of Judge Divine Hewlett and his 
wife Anne, dau. of Jacob Coles. Issue : 

-|-V. 78. Frances Maria, b. Oct. 7, 181 1 ; d. May 28, 1891. 
+79. John Divine, b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. Sept. 22, 1895. 
+80. Helen, b. Feb. 23, 1817. 
-|-8i. Samuel A., b. June 20, 1819; d. Oct. 4, 1901. 
+82. Townsend, b. Oct. 28, 182 1 ; d. Dec. 21, 1891. 
+83. William Edward, b. April 9, 1824; d. Jan. 20, 1890. 
-1-84. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 16. 1827 ; d. Mch. 19, 1853. 
+85. Walter R. T., b. Feb. 20, 1830; d. March 26, 1906. 
86. Anne Josephine, b. Oct. 3, 1833 ; d. Aug. 18, 1838. 

He was named for his grandfather, John Hewlett, and when a 
boy went to live with him in his old age and assist in taking care 
of him, but returned to Cold Spring Harbor before the death of 
the aged man. 

In 1804 Mr. Jones' father-in-law, Judge Divine Hewlett, con- 
veyed to Mr. Jones' father two small pieces of land just north 
of the grist mill on Cold Spring Harbor, and on the west side of 
the highway on which were afterwards built the first dwelling 
house and store of John H. Jones. 


On June lo, 1807, Mr. Jones received from his father a deed 
for these two pieces of land, including also land on the west side 
of Cold Spring Harbor which his father had received from David 
Jones (III. 7). The store became the place of his first business 
enterprise and the centre of a widespread business, embracing a 
large whaling industry and grist and woolen mills. The grist mill 
first mentioned was built in 1809. He enlarged and improved the 
house on the west side of the Harbor (which had been built by 
his uncle, David Jones (HI. 7)), and removing there made it his 
home for the rest of his life, building around it at different dates 
houses, factories and shops, and improving the place, which was 
much dilapidated. 

The title to that portion of the David Jones (HI. 7) purchase 
(about ten acres), on which stood the old house of John H. Jones, 
is interesting. On 2d July, 18 10, he received from his father and 
mother a deed for one-half of the Lower Mills, north of the Lower 
Mill Dam, with the canal down to the Harbor, and the grist mill 
and its site, and one-half of the Cooper's Shop, land, shore and 
Harbor as conveyed in 1791 and 1794 to his father, and to Isaac 
and Divine Hewlett, in equal thirds. (Liber D, p. 316, Suffolk 
Co., May, 1814.) (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

On 20 Oct., 1819, a deed was executed by Wm. M. Hewlett 
to John H. Jones and Walter R. Jones (his brother) to give them 
color of title, for the site of the Lower Factory building just west 
of the house of John H. Jones, extending westerly one hundred 
and eighty feet on the highway (one-quarter to Walter R. Jones) ; 
this, it is understood, was before the death of their father. (MSS. 
C. B. Moore.) 

In 1820 he and his brother, Walter R., having erected build- 
ings and obtained machinery, commenced the prosecution of the 
Woolen Factory. Their advertisement may be deemed of inter- 
est, viz. : 

Cold Spring Harbor Woolen Factory. 

Wool will be received and manufactured into Broadcloth, Ker- 
seymeres, Satinets, Flannels, Blankets and Carpetings. Cloth will be 
given in exchange for wool. Fulling, dressing and coloring cloth at any 
season of the year. Extra machines having been put into operation for 
the purpose of carding only, it can be done with dispatch, and in the best 
manner. Persons in haste by taking their wool to the factory can have it 
carded immediately. Wool for manufacturing and carding, and cloth for 
dressing will be received and forwarded by Jacob Smith at the turnpike 



gate, Brooklj-n ; Skidmore Hendrickson, on the Plains ; David Seely, at 
the Court House, Long Island, or by Wm. R. Hitchcock & Co., corner of 
Peck Slip and South St., N. Y. 

John H. and Walter R. Jones. 
Cold Spring, 29 May, 1820. 

In Oct., 1 82 1, they exhibited their manufactures at a fair held 
in N. Y. City, and were awarded premiums for cassimeres, cloths, 
and blankets, and in 1823 for flannels and blankets. 

The woolen mills were kept running until the death of Walter 
R. Jones in 1855, but business dwindled until in later years the 
coarse flannels and thick cloth (which were used by the whale 
men of that place) became the principal productions. 

In 1823 Isaac Hewlett and wife conveyed to John H. Jones 
one-sixth of four pieces of land, comprising the Upper Factory, 
with machinery and fixtures in the mill, and Woolen Factory (3^ 
was conveyed by Mr. Hewlett to Walter R. Jones, and yi to 
Wm. H. Jones). In 1825, Jan. 12, Wm. H. Jones conveyed to 
John H. Jones Ye of the four pieces comprising the Upper Factory 
property, and John H. conveyed to Walter R. Jones 1-12 of the 
Lower Factory property. 

On 1827, Mch. 10, Mr. Jones and his brother Walter R. applied 
to the Legislature to incorporate the Cold Spring Steam Boat 
Company. They had to buy or hire land and build a dock in the 
lower Harbor. The steamboat American Eagle (Capt. Peck), 
made daily trips from there to New York. 

In July, 1827, he was secretary of a meeting held at the Court 
House of "Friends of the American System," so-called, favoring 
a protective tariff, and was appointed delegate to a State Con- 
vention held in Albany. The tariff failing to protect manufact- 
urers he turned his attention to the whaling business (an incor- 
porated Co.), of which he was the managing agent. This for 
a while was a profitable business, but a scarcity of whales, the 
loss of several ships and the outbreak of the Civil War caused 
a dissolution of the company. 

Mr. Jones was always a leading spirit in his native place, and 
during the last years of his life was actively engaged in building 
an extension of the Long Island Railroad from Hicksville to 

Regarding this Mr. C. B. Moore tells us: "The L. I. R. R. Co. 
(incorporated in 1832) consumed its stock and all the money it 


could borrow in getting as far as Hicksville, and then, turning, 
took a route through the middle of the island via Farmingdale 
to Greenport. 

"It forfeited stock not paid for, and gave its bonds to contract- 
ors in such a way that its apparent cost to stockholders was over 
$50,000 a mile from Jamaica to Hicksville, and over $30,000 a 
mile from Hicksville to Greenport. It needed branches, and had 
power to build them, but had neither money nor credit sufficient. 
It was deemed important to show that the cost in money need not 
be so great, and also desirable to approach Cold Spring much 
nearer with the road. So he (Mr. Jones) and his sons and his 
brother Walter, and some friends, obtaining a charter of the 
Hicksville and Cold Spring Branch R. R. Co., chose him its pres- 
ident and built a branch from Hicksville to Syosset (four miles) 
at a cost of less than $11,000 a mile, under an agreement with 
the L. I. R. R. Co. to run their cars on the road and to pay seven 
per cent, interest on the cost, and the taxes imposed on the road, 
being allowed to superintend the building and permitted to pur- 
chase the road at cost when they choose. 

"It was successful and much increased the number of passen- 
gers. It was used about ten years, when the L. I. R. R. Co. 
wanted it built further east, and Mr. Jones had his hopes strongly 
enlisted. The work of extension was commenced under his su- 
perintendence, but he died and war prices occurred, and about 
1863, after his death, the L. I. R. R. Co. professed to elect to 
purchase and pay the cost in greenbacks (then worth much less 
than the money by which the branch road had been built) ; when 
this was ready to be accepted and deed executed the L. I. R. R- 
Co. made objections and tried to keep the road without paying 
either the purchase money or the rent for its use. Oliver Charlick 
was then the Co.'s president, but after a sharp litigation (Horace 
F. Clark assisting Charlick) this plan failed, and its officers paid 
principal and interest and costs, and, building a continuance of the 
branch road less convenient for Cold Spring, borrowing funds by 
bonds payable ahead when money would be more valuable, it suc- 
ceeded in making a much more costly road and in crowding aside 
from public view the injustice committed." (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

Mr. Jones' early education was derived in the public schools 
near his home, and was eminently a self-made man. He was a 


churchman and warden of St. John's Epis. Church at Cold Spring 
Harbor from its organization in 1835 until his death in 1859. 

He made his will Aug. 15, 1851, and on 31 Oct., 1857, he 
added a codicil. His will was in favor of his children. Prob. 
Jan. 23, i860, Queens Co. 

(IV. 28) SARAH H. JONES, dau. of John (HI. 12) ; b. 22 
July, 1787; d. July 26, 1871. She did not marry, and lived at 
home. As her parents grew infirm (and her brothers had left 
home) she became the active head of the family. She was a 
woman of great mental activity and was familiarly known as 
"Lawyer Sarah." In 185 1 her brother Walter R. made her one 
of his executors. She left a long and curious will, generally in 
favor of her younger brother Charles H., and her sister Phebe, 
who had lived at home with her. (Prob. Nov. 3, 1871, Queens 

(IV. 29) MAkY TOWNSEND JONES, dau. of John (III. 
12) ; b. June 4, 1790, d. Oct. 12, 1858. She never married, and 
when young went to live with her cousin, Samuel Jones (IV. 10), 
and remained there until his death. She had some legacies by 
his will. Her religious calling was that of the Friends. Will 
prob. Dec. 13, 1858. 

(IV. 30) WALTER RESTORED JONES, son of John 
(III. 12); b. April 15, 1793; d. April 7, 1855. Mr. Jones never 
married ; his middle name of "Restored" was added to his original 
Christian name at the request of his mother. His eldest brother 
Walter having been killed in an accident, it was her wish to pre- 
serve the name, hence the epithet "Restored." 

When only eleven years old his elder brother, Wm. H. Jones, 
employed him in his flour business in N. Y. City. While here he 
devoted all his spare time to school and studies. The embargo of 
1807 destroyed the business, and his gr. father, John Hewlett, sent 
him to Fresh Meadows, where he stayed for a short time. He 
later became associated with his brother, John H., in the general 
store business at Cold Spring Harbor, and in 1820 in the man- 
agement of the woolen factory (see advt. under John H. (IV. 
27)). He kept an interest in the latter during his life, and in 
several of the enterprises conducted by John H. Jones (IV. 27). 



In 1809 he returned to New York and became a clerk in the 
United States Insurance Co., favored by his cousin, John Jackson 
Jones (IV. 35), which situation he held until the losses by the 
French decrees against commerce and the subsequent war with 
England injured the marine insurance business. This company 
was one of the first if not the first marine insurance company in 
this country, and in it Mr. Jones laid the foundation for his later 
high standing in marine insurance. 

In 1816 he was appointed Secy, of the Co., but its diminished 
capital induced the directors to close the business. In 1817 a 
new company was formed called the Pacific Ins. Co., of which 
Mr. Sands was Vice Prest. and John Jackson Jones Secy. 

Mr. Jones became a clerk in that company, and later they 
being promoted he became secretary, which office he held until 
1824. During that year he became connected with the Niagara 
Ins. Co. (then incorporated) and soon with the first Atlantic In- 
surance Co. (chartered in 1824) as Vice Prest., of which Arch- 
ibald Gracie was Prest., holding until 1828, when its capital was 
divided and paid off and a new company was chartered. 

From 1829 to 1842 Mr. Jones was Vice Prest. of the second 
Atlantic Insurance Co., with Josiah L. Hale as Prest. Mr. Hale 
had procured a majority of the stock to be subscribed in Boston 
on account of the difficulty of obtaining subscriptions in New 
York in consequence of the large losses of marine insurance com- 
panies ; the new company was a very successful one. It did a 
large business on a small capital, and its dividends of profits were 
large. Its most successful competitors were mutual companies. 
The great fire of 1835 demonstrated that it needed a larger capi- 
tal for safety. 

On nth April, 1842, a charter was obtained from the Legis- 
lature for a mutual Co., and in May following the Atlantic Mutual 
Insurance Co. was organized and it was resolved to transfer the 
business to that company, of which Walter R. Jones was elected 
Prest. and Mr. Hale, Vice Prest., and in 1843 John D. Jones (V. 
79) became Secretary. 

In 1849 Mr. Hale retiring, John D. Jones was elected Vice 
Prest. This company became one of the largest insurance com- 
panies in the world, and Walter R. Jones remained at its head 
until his death in 1858. The great success which had attended the 
company's work on the mutual plan was largely attained by the 


judicious management of its president. It may be stated here 
that from 1844 to 1854 an actual dividend of 35% had been de- 
clared annually by this company. 

Mr. Jones was one of the incorporators of the "Life Saving 
Benevolent Association of N. Y.," incorporated under an Act of 
Legislature passed March 26, 1849, ^^^ it is principally owing to 
his labor and zeal that this institution was formulated. He 
was chosen its first Prest. and John D. Jones its Secy. 

At the time of his death he also held the following offices : 
Prest. of Board of Directors of the American Exchange Bank, 
which office he held for ten years; director of the Leather Manu- 
facturers' Bank ; director of the Screw Dock Company ; member 
of the Chamber of Commerce ; director of the N. Y. Life and Fire 
Insurance Co. ; president of the Board of Underwriters. 

In 1850 he received a deed for six acres of land near the old 
homestead of his father, on which he commenced the erection 
of a large mansion house that was barely completed when his 
death occurred. The mansion later became the residence of 
Charles H. Jones (IV. 34). 

On 22 Nov.. 1853, a complimentary dinner was given Mr. 
Jones by the trustees of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. and other 
merchants of N. Y. City. It was held in the Astor House, and 
a handsome silver dinner service was presented him. Toasts and 
speeches were made which were published in the papers of the 
day. and an account published in the U. S. Insurance Gazette, 
Vol. I, No. II, June, 1855. At this dinner there were present all 
of the directors of the Co. and many other distinguished persons. 

The then directors were: Walter R. Jones, Josiah L. Hale, 
Thos. Tileston, Henry Coit, E. D. Hurlburt, Wm. S. Wetmore, 
Elisha Riggs, Leroy M. Wiley, Henry W. Hicks, Danl. S. Miller, 
S. T. Nicoll, Jos. Gaillard, Jr., Robt. C. Cxoodhue. Augustine 
Averill, John D. Jones, Lovell Holbrook, Benj. ^'. Nash, P. A. 
Hargous. Lewis Curtis, J. H. Bugy, Jas. Brice, Cornelius Grin- 
nell, David Lane, Joshua J. Henry, W^m. E. Dodge, Hamilton 
McCall. E. H. Gillian, M. Cans, Wm. C. Pickersgill, Ramsay 
Crooks, Caleb Rarstow, A. P. Pillot. L. S. Suarez, Wm. Sturges, 
Jr.. Henry K. Bogart, A. A. Low, Dennis Perkins, Mortimer Liv- 
ingston, and Wm. Wood. 

Thos. Tileston acted as Prest.. and Henry Coit, Ramsay 
Crooks, J. J. Henry, Jas. Brice and Wm. E. Dodge, Vice Prests. 


On the left of the Prest. sat Mr. Jones ; on his right the Rev. Mr. 
Osgood ; elsewhere sat Hon, F. B. Cutting, ex-Mayor Kingsland 
and others. 

On a table parallel with this one was arranged the presenta- 
tion plate, consisting of the following articles, viz. : Eight large 
dishes, four vegetable dishes with covers, two gravy tureens, two 
large salvers, six covers for dishes, two large pitchers, one large 
waiter, two large soup tureens, and one magnificent epergne with 
branching candelabra, the base surmounted by a cover worked in 
imitation of a sea shell, upon which stood a figure of Neptune 
with his trident, all except the epergne bearing the inscription: 







On 26 July, 185 1, he made his will, appointing his brother, 
Charles H. Jones, and his three sisters as executors. He gave 
legacies to the amount of $150,000, and life interests to five of his 
brothers and sisters, with remainders to the children of his brother 
Charles H., and sister Elizabeth. He left also a legacy of $1,000 
to St. John's Prot. Epis. Church, at Cold Spring Harbor, and 
another of $t,ooo to the trustees of a school to be erected within 
100 rods of the said church. To the Trustees of the "Jo^^s Fund" 
as founded by Samuel Jones, he gave $5,000. 

He died April 7, 1855, and his funeral service was held in 
Trinity Church, N. Y. City, the Rev. Drs. Higbee, Seabury and 
Hale, Prest. of Geneva College, officiating. 

His remains were deposited in the family vault at Cold Spring 
Harbor, toward the erection of which he bequeathed the sum of 

(IV. 31) PHEBE JACKSON JONES, dau. of John (HI. 
12) ; b. Dec. 13, 1795; d. Jan. 3, 1873; m. Mch. 20, 1839, Charles 
Hewlett, b. Aug. 13, 1801 ; d. Oct. 9, 1874, son of John, of East 
Woods, L. I. No issue. 

She became possessed of the old house of John Hewlett, at 

Inscription on monument on ivesi side of St. John's Church, 
Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. 

APRIL 7 A. D. 1855 








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East Woods (Syosset), and preserved it, but she and her husband 
lived with her brother, Charles H. Jones. 

(IV. 32) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of John (III. 12); 
b. Dec. 9, 1798; d. Jan. 13, 1869; m. Dec. 31, 1828, Jacob C. 
Hewlett, b. Sept. 23, 1800; d. Dec. 28, 1879, son of Judge Divine. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1831 ; m. Townsend Jones (V. 82). 

John Divine, b. Feb. 3, 1834. 

Sarah E., b. July 6, 1836; m. Wm. E. Jones (V. 83). 

Walter R., b. Sept. 30, 1839. 

Phebe Jones, b. Feb. 18, 1842; d. March 27, 1870. 

(See under Hewlett family.) 

Jacob C. Hewlett resided at Cold Spring Harbor on a farm 
which his father had conveyed to him. He deeded to his wife a 
lot on this farm on which she built a house, and which by will 
she gave to her son, John Divine Hewlett. 

He held several public offices and for several years was Sur- 
veyor of the Port of that place under a special statute passed to 
favor the whaling industry established there. 

(IV. 33) JOSHUA T. JONES, son of John (III. 12) ; b. 
July 10, 1801 ; d. Sept. 14, 1854. Never married. 

In was interested with John H. Jones (his brother) in 

the management of a general store at Cold Spring Harbor under 
the name of J. T. Jones & Co. Shortly after this he obtained 
considerable property at Haverstraw, on the Hudson River, where 
he conducted large brick yards, but later becoming financially em- 
barrassed sold out his interest to his brother, Charles H. Jones. 

(IV. 34) CHARLES HEWLETT JONES, son of John 
(III. 12) ; b. Nov. 6, 1804; d. Jan. 23, 1882; m. July 12, 1838, 
Elizabeth Gracie, b. Oct. 13, 1815; d. Sept. 26, 1871, dau. of Jon- 
athan Gardiner, of Eaton's Neck, L. I., and his wife, Fanny Ry- 
sam Peck, b. 1792; d. April 12, 1849, ^^^- of Jabez Peck and his 
wife, Nancy Rysam. Issue: 

V. 87. John Gardiner, b. June 22, 1839; d. March 10, 1873; 


88. Fanny Hannah, b. April i8, 1842 ; d. Aug. 27, 1871 ; 


89. Phebe Jackson, b. Aug. 20, 1845; d. July 8, 1870; 


+90. Mary Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1854; m. Oliver L. Jones 
(VI. 65). 

Mr. Jones, the youngest of the ten children of John Jones 
(III. 12), was born at Cold Spring Harbor in the house built 
there by his father in 1783-4. The house, still (1900) well pre- 
served, stands on the easterly side of the highway and near the 
one built by Walter Jones (III. 13) on the westerly side of the 
highway in 18 10. 

His early education was obtained at the public schools of his 
native place. His two elder brothers, Wm. H. and John H., hav- 
ing settled in their respective homes on lands given them by their 
father, he remained at home with his parents, and at his father's 
death in 1819 succeeded to the old homestead. This was the 
nucleus of what later became, under his care, the largest agri- 
cultural interest in the possession of any one person in that part 
of L. I. 

During his younger days he greatly aided his father in his 
agricultural pursuits, and later was interested with him in his 
woolen and flouring mills at that place. 

On the death of his uncle, Walter R. Jones (IV. 30), he fell 
heir to the large mansion he (Walter R. Jones) had just com- 
pleted in 1855, very near the old home of John Jones (III. 12), 
and shortly after removed there with his family, and in it he 
died, having survived all of his children excepting his daughter, 
Mary E., who became the wife of Dr. Oliver L. Jones (VI. 65). 
His new home has since been known as "Jones Manor House." 

On the death of Mr. Jones' only son, John G., without issue, 
his descendants in the male line became extinct, but through his 
daughter, Mary E. (who married as above stated), the male line 
was restored. 

In later life Mr. Jones owned and conducted large brick yards 
at Cold Spring Harbor, and also at Haverstraw, the latter of 
which he purchased of his brother, Joshua T. 

In 1870 he was elected Prest. of the Queens Co. Agricultural 


Soc, a position of honor, to which he was re-elected for several 

As a churchman he was devout and sincere. In the organiza- 
tion of St. John's Church, of his native place, in 1835, he bore a 
prominent part, and from that time until his death he was its 
senior warden, a period of forty-seven years. 

He was a man of great firmness of character and deliberation, 
and commanded the respect of all who knew him. His varied 
business interests brought him in close touch with the leading 
men of his day, and also afforded employment to a large number 
of laboring men, whose friend, it can be truly said, he was. "His 
hospitality to the poor was unbounded, and no applicant, either for 
charity or work, who was in any way deserving was ever turned 
away unaided." 

(IV. 35) JOHN JACKSON JONES, son of Major Walter 
(HI. 13); b. Sept. 6, 1785; d. Oct. 12, 1824. He never married. 

A curious certificate now in possession of the family recites 
that "he first entered school March ye 28th, A. D., 1790, being 
then but four years, seven months, and nine days old." 

He was sent to New York at an early age and became a clerk 
in the Pacific Insurance Co. His advancement there was rapid, 
becoming its Secy, in 1823, and in the year following its Vice 

Mr. Jones was the first one of the Jones family to engage in 
the insurance business, and it was through his influence that his 
cousin, Walter R. Jones (IV. 30), was introduced into the ofiice 
of the United States Ins. Co. as a clerk. 

He greatly aided his father in keeping up the old homestead 
and perhaps advanced him money for that purpose. 

On 7 Feb., 1820, he received a deed from his father for the 
farm and homestead at Cold Spring Harbor, and in 1822 con- 
veved the same to his four sisters. (See under Walter Jones 
(III. 13)). 

(IV. 38) PHEBE JONES, dau. of Major Walter (III. 13) ; 
b. April 27, 1791 ; d. 1858; m. Augustus Hammett, son of Jona- 
than and his wife, Mehitable Woodward, of Brooklyn, L. I. Au- 
gustus Hammett had been previously married and had a son, 
Samuel. Issue by second wife : 


Augustus Jones Hammett, b. March 30, 183 1 ; d. June 8, 
1898; m. April 13, 1852, Lucy, b. Dec. 4, 1832, dau. of 
John Westcott, of Almeyville, Conn., and had a dau. Clara 
Jones Hammett, b. Oct. 9, 1857; m. Feb. 17, 1887, Frank- 
lin D. Fuller, son of Jos. B. Fuller, M. D., of Norwich, 

(IV. 39) ABIGAIL JONES, dau. of Major Walter (III. 
13) ; b. July 12, 1793; d. Oct. 12, 1836; m. 15 of 4 mo., 1824, 
James Willis Mott, b. June 18, 1793 ; d. Feb. 22, 1849, son of Will- 
iam, and his wife, Mary Willis, and gt. grandson of Lieut. Adam 
Mott, of Hempstead, L. I. Issue: 

William Jones, b. Feb. 22, 1825; d. May 13, 1894. 

Mary Esther, b. Oct. 11, 1827; d. July 3, 1898; m. Samuel 

A. Jones (V.81). 
James Henry, b. Sept. 26, 1830; d. Dec. 8, 1830. 
John Jones, b. July 23, 1833; d. Aug. 8, 1892; unm. 
(See under Mott family.) 

(IV. 42) WILLIAM TOWNSEND JONES, son of Major 
Walter (III. 13) ; b. Nov. 9, 1789; d. Feb. 6, 1865; m. April 12, 
1828, Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1806; d. Feb. 25, 1891, dau. of Ezekiel 
Robins, of N. Y. City. Issue : 

-j-V. 91. Clara, b. Sept. 4, 1831 ; m. June 9, 1862, Saml. B. 

William T. Jones lived at Southampton, L. I. In 1855 he was 
Secy, of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. of N. Y. 

Will, 25 May, 1843; prob. April 6, 1865 (Liber 158, p. 243, 
N. Y. City) giving all his property to wife Mary. 

(IV. 45) GIDEON MOTT JONES, son of Richard (IIL 
14); b. Oct. 10, 1799; d. Sept. II, 1876; m. March 3, 1841, 

Samantha, d. Sept. 9, 1887, widow of Frisbie, and dau. of 

Ira Spencer, of Litchfield, Michigan. Issue: 

+V. 92. Annie R., b. Feb. 23, 1842; d. Aug. 31, 1901 ; m. 
Jacob Walker. 
-f93. Mary E., b. March 24, 1844; d. June 22, 1888; m. 
Hugh Pruden. 


4-94. Louisa M., b. March 8, 1847; ^- John S. Warn. 
-{-95. Emma M., b .Aug. 11, 1857; m. F. A. Hunt. 
-f-96. Rinda E., b. Feb. 6, 1853 ; m. E. D. Crittenden. 
+97. Walter R. 

He removed with his father and settled in Litchfield, Hills- 
dale Co., Michigan. His wife Samantha had two sons by her 
first husband, Frisbie, viz., John S. and . 

(IV. 46) JAMES JONES, son of Richard (HL 14) ; b. 
Nov. 21, 1801; d. 1863; settled in Michigan; m. ist, Sarah David- 
son (or Davison). 

M. 2d, Phebe Austin. Issue: 

V. 98. William. 

(IV. 47) LYDIA MOTT JONES, dau. of Richard (III. 
14) ; b. Feb. 28, 1803 ; d. Aug. 3, 1861 ; m. Feb. 3, 1841, Austin 
Wright, b. in Vermont, May 11, 1802; d. July 3, 1891. Settled 
in Michigan. Issue : 

William Willis, b. July 2:^, 1842; m. 1866, Mary Bellany, 
and settled in Hespiria, Hewaygo Co., Mich. Issue, two 
sons and two daughters. 
Edward A., b. June 23, 1844 ; settled in Pentwater, Mich. ; 
m. Oct. 3, 1866, Eva Tuller, of Jonesville, Mich. Issue: 
Edna, b. 1877. 
William A., b. 1883. 

(IV. 48) WILLIAM R. JONES, son of Richard (III. 14) ; 
b. April 21, 1805; d. Feb. 13, 1880. Settled in Litchfield Co., 
Michigan ; m. Jan. 5, 1840, Lucinda Shipman, dau. of John, of 
New Jersey. She b. Nov. 14, 1818, in Columbia Co., Pa. Issue: 

+V. 99. Mary E., b. Nov. 14, 1841 ; d. Nov. 25, 1865. 
-fioo. Elizabeth P., b. March 2, 1843. 

loi. Walter S., b. June, 1847; d. June, 1848. 
-|-I02. Jennie L. 

103. John R., b. 1845; d 1851. 
-f 104. Estella Y., b. March i, 1858. 

105. William W., b. Aug., 1850; d. July, 1851. 


(IV. 49) ESTHER JONES, dau. of Richard (III. 14) ; b. 
Oct. 20, 1806; d. June 24, 1888; m. Nov. 9, 1839, Archibald 
Scott, of Litchfield, Mich. Issue: 

Walter A., b. Aug. 5, 1847 ; m. 12 July, 1868, Luella Miller. 
They settled in Litchfield, Hillsdale Co., Mich., and had 
a dau., Carrie M., b. Oct. 30, 1869, who m. Dec. 4, 1889, 
William Moore, of Allen Township, Mich. 

(IV. 50) JOHN MOTT JONES, son of Richard (III. 14) ; 
b. Nov. 4, 1808; d. 1867. Settled in the northern part of Mich- 
igan. M. first ; m. 2d ; m. 3d . Issue : 

V. 106. Richard, d. 1867. 

107. Miles, d. 1866. 

108. Philo, d. 1863. 

(IV. 51) THOMAS ELWOOD JONES, son of Richard 
(III. 14) ; b. Oct. 3, 1813; d. Dec. 7, 1869. Was a farmer and 
lived in Michigan. M. first, Oct. i, 1837, Cynthia Warner. Issue: 

V. 109. Miles L. Living in 1892 in Michigan ; served in the 

Civil War, and was married three times. 
M. 2d, Ruth, dau. of St. John Young. Issue: 
V. no. Hattie, d. young. 

(IV. 55) HALLETT JONES, son of Jackson H. (III. 15) ; 
b. 18 Oct., 1792; d. April i, 1847; m. first, Feb. 15, 1822, Char- 
lotte Kelsey, b. 1795 ; d. 12 April, 1825. He resided in Hunting- 
ton, L. I.; constable there in 1827. Issue: 

V. iioa. Keziah, b. 23 May, 1827; d. 26 Dec, 1903; m. 
Richard Higbee, of Babylon, L. I. Issue : 

Richard (the Senator). 
M. 2d, 10 June, 1825, Mary, dau. of Henry Peters, of Melville, 
L. I. She b. 1799; d. 27 May, 1830. Issue: 

V. nob. William, b. 9 Feb., 1830; d. 10 Feb., 1830. 


M. 3d, 9 Oct., 1830, Elizabeth (sister of his 2d wife, Mary), 
b. 1812; d. 30 Sept., 1852. Issue: 

V. HOC. Mary Jane, b. 18 Sept., 1831; d. 29 Sept., 1887; 
nod. Phebe Elizabeth, b. 19 Sept., 1833 ; m. first, Richard 

Conkling ; m. 2d, . 

iioe. William C. H., b. 23 Nov., 1835 ; killed in the Civil 
+ iiof. Richard H., b. 8 Sept., 1838. 

irog. Antoinette, b. i Oct., 1840; d. 1858. 

(IV. 56) RICHARD RESTORED JONES, son of Jack- 
son H. (III. 15) ; b. 21 April, 1797. Issue: 

V. III. Richard. 

(IV. 58) DANIEL JONES, son of Jackson H. (III. 15) ; 
b. 8 Jan., 1801 ; m. i Jan., 1824, Mary, b. 1799; d. 30 Jan., 1871, 
dau. of Smith. Issue: 

H-V. 112. David. 

(IV. 59) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Jackson H. (III. 
15) ; b. I March, 1803; d. Jan. 10, 1822; m. 3 March, 1827, Car- 
man Smith, of Huntington, L. I., b. 5 Feb., 1801 ; d. Oct. 9, 1877, 
son of Carman, of Hoboken, N. J. (of the Rock Smith family of 
L. I.), and his wife, Hannah Rogers, sister to Moses Rogers, of 
Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. Hannah Rogers m. 2d, Titus Lefferts, 
of Cold Spring Harbor. Issue : 

a. Mary Elizabeth Smith, b. 14 April, 1829; m. 23 June, 1852, 

Joseph Sammis, of Huntington, L. I. Issue: 

Emma E., b. 29 April, 1853. 
Edgar S., b. 19 May, 1855. 
Bethia F., b. 12 March, 1861. 
Luella J., b. 24 March, 1865. 

b. Gilbert Carman Smith, b. 2 Feb., 1832 ; d. 14 May, 1898. 

c. Richard H. J. Smith, b. 29 Dec, 1835 ; d. 19 June, 1836. 

d. Jones Smith, b. 27 Aug., 1839; d. 27 Aug., 1839. 


(b) GILBERT CARMAN SMITH, son of Elizabeth 
Jones, (IV. 59), and Carman Smith, b. 2 Feb., 1832; d. 14 May, 
1898; m. 16 Feb., 1851, Sarah J. Ketcham, b. 10 May, 1831 ; d. 27 
Dec, 1900; dau. of Phineas, of Clay Pitts, L. I., and his wife 
Phebe A. Smith. Issue : 

A daughter, named Frank Gladson, b. 27 Nov., 1856; m. 
27 Nov., 1875, John S. Caire, of Huntington, L. I., son of 
Fredk. J. Caire and Angeline Ketcham. Issue: 

A son, Gilbert F. Caire, b. 4 Nov., 1876; m. 29 Jan., 
1897, Bessie Longbotham, dau. of George S. and his 
wife, Anna Tappen. 

(V. 2) SAMUEL S. JONES, son of William D. (IV. i) ; 
b. March 26, 1809; d. Nov. 27, 1893; m. 7 June, 1834, Eleanor, 
b. Oct. 26, 1816; d. July 31, 1875, dau. of Elwood S. Althause, 
d. 29 March, 1859; son of John, and Martha Seaman, his wife, 
of Jerusalem, L. I., now Seaford. Issue : 

-fVI. I. Edgar Townsend, b. Nov. 27, 1839; ^- ^^y ^7' 
-|-2. Albert Gallatin, b. June 13, 1842. 

In early life he lived at Cold Spring Hbr., and later at Jerusa- 

(V. 3) ISRAEL S. JONES, son of William D. (IV. i) ; 
b. Aug. 12, 1812; d. Jan. 21, 1893; m. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1814; 
d. Jan. II, 1887, dau. of Thomas Seaman, of Jerusalem, L. I. They 
resided at Jerusalem, L. I. Issue : 

-fVI. 3. David S., b. Sept. 27, 1836. 

4. Sarah E., b. Oct. 12, 1838; unm. 
4-5. Marrietta A., b. Dec. 24, 1840; d. Jan. 31, 1873. 

6. Alma, b. April 24, 1843; d. Oct. 6, 1892; unm. 
+7. Phebe W., b. April 14, 1845 ; d. July 19, 1875. 

8. Emma A., b. July 30, 1849; d. unm. 

9. Eleanor, d. se 6 months. 

(V.4) WILLIAM D. JONES, son of William D. (IV. i) ; 
b. June 17, 1814; d. July 23, 1866, at Jerusalem, L. I. ; m. Dec. 18. 
1841, Martha, dau. of Elwood Althause. Issue: 


VI. 10. Adelia, b. July 25, 1845 ; d. Nov. 15, 1845. 
II. Sarah Maria, b. March 23, 1848. 

(V. 5) ELBERT T. JONES, son of William D. (IV. i) ; 
b. Apri 5, 1816; d. Aug. 16, 1846; m. Mary Jane, b. July 31, 1820; 
d. Sept. 14, 1849, dau. of Samuel and Jemima Seaman, of Jerusa- 
lem, L. I. Issue : 

+VI. 12. William Henry, b. March 10, 1841. 
-I-13. Samuel Seaman, b. April 21, 1842. 
14. Martha, b. 1845 '> unm. 

(V. 6) CAPT. TOWNSEND JONES, son of William D. 
(IV. i) ; b. March 16, 1818; d. Oct. 21, 1884. He never married 
and for several years followed the sea. In 1862 he gave up his 
sea life and was later in the employ of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. 
Co. for twelve years as an inspector of captains, an office which 
required him to pass upon them relative to their qualification and 
standing. He was a member of the Society of Friends. 

(V. 7) JOHN JONES, of Jerusalem, L. I., son of William 
D. (IV. i) : b. April 20, 1822; d. Aug. 9, 1874; m. July 9, 1843, 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 5, 1823; d. Aug. 18, 1890, dau. of Stephen 
Wood, son of Miles, of Hicks Neck, L. I., and his wife Anne, dau. 
of Joseph Smith, of Merrick E. I. Issue : 

-f VI. 15. Margaret Ann, b. Aug. 21, 1844. 
+ 16. John Tredwell, b. Oct. 6, 1847. 

(V. 8) JUDGE SAMUEL JONES, the seventh judge of the 
family, son of Judge Samuel (IV. 3) ; b. 1825; d. Aug. 11, 1892; 
m. Martha, dau. of Judge Joseph F. Barnard of the Supreme 
Court of the State of New York. 

Judge Jones left no issue. He commenced the practice of the 
law when young, and in 1866 was elected Judge of the Superior 
Court of N. Y. City, holding until 1872. He was prominent in 
political circles, favoring the Tammany party. On the downfall 

of that party in he failed of re-election and resumed the 

practice of the law. After his retirement from the Bench he was 
appointed reporter of the Superior Court, and at his death in 1892 
was Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. 


Will March 19, 1881 ; prob. Sept., 1892. (Liber 484, p. 146, 
N. Y. City.) 

(V. 9) MARY ANN SCHUYLER JONES, dau. of Judge 
Samuel (IV. 3) ; d. Feb. 6, 1890, at Cambridge, Mass; m. Rev. 
Samuel Seabury, D. D., son of Rev. Charles, and gr. son of 
Samuel Seabury, D. D., Bishop of Connecticut. She was his 
third wife. 

(V. 10) CATHARINE CORNELIA JONES, dau. of Judge 
Samuel (IV. 3) ; d. Nov. 4, 1893; m. Rev. Isaac Peck, rector of 

Christ's Prot. Epis. Church, of . She later embraced the 

Roman Catholic faith. Issue: 

Samuel Jones. 

(V. II) CATHARINE JONES, dau. of Judge Samuel (IV. 
3) ; d. Aug. 9, 1853. She did not marry, and became a Sister 
in the Order of the Holy Communion of the Prot. Epis. Church, 
and also a member of St. Luke's Hospital, founded by Rev. Dr. 

(V. 12) SARAH JONES, dau. of Judge Samuel (IV. 3). 
She embraced the Roman Catholic faith and later became Abbess 
and Superior Vicar of the Convent of the Sacred Heart, near 
Albany, N. Y. 

judge of the family, son of Major William (IV. 4) ; b. July 6, 
1791; d. Dec. I, 1855; m. Nov. 26, 1816, Maria Bowers Duane, 
b. Oct. 23, 1793 ; d. Dec. 23, 1858, dau. of James Chatham Duane 
and his wife, Marianne Bowers, of Schenectady, N. Y., son of 
Hon. James Duane and Maria Livingston, of N. Y., and Duanes- 
burgh, N. Y. 

Marianne Bowers, wife of Charles C. Duane, was a dau. of 
Henry Bowers and his wife, Mary Meyer, and was b. Nov. 29, 
1773; d. Feb. 10, 1828. Mary Meyer was a dau. of John Ray 
Meyer and Ann Crommelin. Issue : 

VI. 17. James Duane, b. Nov., 1818 ; d. Dec. 26, 1822. 


i8. William Samuel, b. April 19, 1820 ; d. Dec. 9, 1898 ; 

19. Henry Duane, b. Feb. 14, 1822; d. July 24, 1824. 

20. Marianne Duane, b. Dec. 9, 1823 ; d. Jan. 10, 1887 ; 

-\-2i. Cornelia, b. Dec. 2y, 1825; d. Dec. 7, 1901. 
+22. James Duane, 2d, b. Jan. 20, 1828; d. Dec. 31, 1879. 
-f 23. Daniel Francis, b. Feb. 27, 1830; d. July 26, 1863. 

Judge Jones was a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, 
N. Y., and from 1827 to 1850 was vestryman of St. George's 
Church, Schenectady. In 1833 he was Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, and from 1835 to 1840 was County Judge of that 

In 1842 he was Corporation Counsel, and later Surrogate and 
Mayor of Schenectady. He later removed to New York and 
occupied a position in the Custom House until his death in 1855. 
His widow was buried in St. George's Church Yard at Schenec- 
tady, where a mural tablet is placed to her memory on the walls 
of the church. 

(V. 14) DAVID WILLIAM JONES, son of Maj. William 
(IV. 4) ; b. May 3, 1793; d. July 6, 1877; m. July 4, 1822, Dor- 
othy, b. Dec. 30, 1792 ; d. May 7, 1885, dau of Thomas Adams and 
his wife Dorothy. Issue: 

+VI. 24. Edmund, b. March 10, 1824; d. Feb. 11, 1900; 

25. Robert, b. Dec. 14, 1825; d. Aug. 22, 1868; unm. 

-f 26. David, b. Dec. 2, 1828. 

+27. Charles, b. April 30, 183 1. 

-f 28. Elbert W., b. Jan. 9, 1834. 

29. Kezia, b. Nov. 9, 1837; d. Sept. 13, 1838. 

Comms. 1816, Capt. 117 Reg. Queens Co. Infantry; comms. 
1821, Lieut. 117 Reg. Queens Co. Infantry. (See Vol. 2, p. 1682; 
Vol. 3, p. 2296, Council of Appointments.) 

He resided upon his father's farm at Cold Spring Harbor, 
and was a farmer and breeder of horses and cattle. He was a 
frequent contributor to the "Spirit of the Times" under the nom 
de plume of "Long Islander." He wrote an article on the "Horses 


of Long Island,'' which was embodied in Henry W. Herbert's 
book upon horses. 

(V. 15) CORNELIA HARING JONES, dau. of Maj. Will- 
iam (IV. 4); b. April 22, 1796; d. Dec. 29, 1839; m. Jan. 28, 
1812, Brig. Genl. Thomas Floyd-Jones, son of David R, Floyd- 
Jones. Issue: (See under Floyd-Jones family.) 

(V. 16) SUSAN MARIA JONES, dau. of Maj. William 
(IV. 4) ; b. April 20, 1802; m. Dec. 10, 1818, James H. Weeks, of 
Oyster Bay, L. I., and his wife, Miriam Doughty. Issue : 

William Jones, d. Sept. 2, 1897. 
(See under Weeks family.) 

They lived at Oyster Bay, L. I., where their only child, Will- 
iam Jones Weeks, was born. In 1828 they removed to Yaphank, 
L. I., where they resided during their lives. They were buried 
in St. Andrew's Epis. Church Yard at that place. This church 
was erected through their instrumentality, and the land on which 
it stands was given by them for that purpose. 

(V. 18) ELEANOR TURK JONES, dau. of Maj. Will- 
iam (IV. 4) ; b. May 7, 1805; m. May 7, 1823, William Sidney 
Smith, b. 1797; d. Feb. 2, 1879, eldest son of William and Han- 
nah P. Smith, of Yaphank, L. I. Issue, ten children. 

(See under Smith family.) 

(V. 19) HANNAH AMELIA JONES, dau. of Maj. Will- 
iam (IV. 4); b. June 10, 1807; d. Sept. 18, 1852; m. Nov. 17, 
1835, Rev. Samuel Seabury as his 2d wife; son of Rev. Charles. 
Issue : 

William Jones (D. D.), b. Jan. 25, 1837. 

Susan Maria. 



(See under Seabury family.) 

(V. 20) DANIEL YOUNGS JONES, son of Major Will- 
iam (IV. 4); b. July 9, 1809; m. June 15, 1848, Eliza, b, Jan. 


15, 1824; d. Dec. 4, 1869, dau. of William Hall and Amy Rogers, 
his wife, of Cold Spring Harbor, a sister of Scudder Hall, of 
Huntington, L. I. Issue: 

-f-VI. 30. Kezia, b. Oct. 9, 1849. 

31. Hannah Amelia, b. Sept. 19, 1852; d. Aug. 14, 

1853 ; unm. 

32. Amelia, b. July 9, 1855; d. Dec. 31, 1855. 
+33. Alice S., b. 1858. 

34. Infant son, b. Nov. 14, i860; d. Nov. 21, i860. 

Lived near Jamaica, L. I., and later at Flushing. 

(V.21) ELBERT HARING JONES, son of Elbert H. 
(IV. 5) ; b. April 3, 1827 ; d. Nov. 2, 1862. Never married. Was 
a private in the Civil War in a regt. of cavalry called Harris Light 
Cavalry, 2d Regt., and died at Alexandria, Va. 

(V. 22) SUSAN CORNELIA JONES, dau. of Elbert H. 
(IV. 5) ; b. Nov. 10, 1828; d. March 17, 1852; m. April 28, 1847, 
Elijah Peck, b. 1825; d. Feb. 2, 1856, son of Capt. Elijah Peck, 
of Flushing, L. I. Issue: 

Francis, b. April 24, 1850; d. Nov. 24, 1851. 

Julia Cornelia, b. Feb. 19, 1848; m. 1869, John H. Tredwell, 

of Port Washington, L. I., son of John H., and Martha 

Dodge, his wife. Issue: 

Margaret U., b. 1870. 
Emma A., b. 1874 ; d. young. 
Martha D., b. 1876. 
Henry Edmund, b. 1877. 

(V.24) SAMUEL YOUNGS JONES, son of Elbert H. 
(IV. 5) ; b. Aug. 4, 1832; drowned at St. Louis, June 22, 1858. 
Not married. 

(V. 27) THOMAS E. JONES, son of Elbert H. (IV. 5) ; 
b. Feb. 18, 1838. Issue, two children ; probably more. 

VL 35- 




Removed from Oyster Bay, L. I., and settled in the West. 
Living in Shanghai, China, in 1883. 

(V.30) ELEANOR TURK JONES, dau. of Elbert H. 
(IV. 5) ; b. March 19, 1842; m. Oct. 22, 1862, James M. Burtis, 
of Oyster Bay, L. L Issue: 

James Munroe, b. 1865. 

Margery Jones, b. 1867; m. June 25, 1894, Adolph Bierck. 

Susan Cornelia, b. 1873. 

(V. 32) MARIANNA FLEET JONES, dau. of Elbert H. 
(IV. 5); b. Feb. 9, 1844; m. Sept., 1872, Alfred S. Jewell, of 
Anersbury, Mass., son of Alfred and Sally Clifford Jewell, of 
Southampton, New Hampshire. Issue: 

Adelaide Clififord, b. 1873. 
Margery Youngs, b. 1875. 
Edith Jones, b. 1882; d. young. 

(V. 33) SAMUEL SEABURY JONES, M. D., son of El- 
bert H. (IV. 5) ; b. June i, 1846; m. March 6, 1877, Maude, dau. 
of Matthews. Issue: 

VI. 37. Elbert Haring, b. Nov. 6, 1880 ; d. Dec. 17, 1880. 

38. Beatrice Cleveland, b. April 24, 1882. 

39. Natalie Rathbone, b. 1887. 

He was a physician and resided in N. Y. City. 

(V. 35) SAMUEL JACKSON JONES, son of Thomas 
(IV. 6) ; b. Dec. 8, 1803. Lived at South Oyster Bay, L. I., where 
he was murdered by negroes on June 27, 1873. He never mar- 
ried and was commonly known as "the Recluse." The murderers 
were hung Jan. 15, 1875. (See N. Y. Times, Jan. 16, 1875.) 

Thomas (IV. 6), and his 3d wife, Elizabeth Jackson, b. Aug. 31, 
181 1 ; d. at Jerusalem, March 5, 1894; m. Rebecca T., b. Nov. 27, 
1815 ; d. June 4, 1887, dau. of Obadiah Jackson and his wife, 
Sarah Boerum. Issue: 


VL 40. Thomas Jackson, b. July 14, 1834; d. Oct. 12, 1880; 

41. Elizabeth, b. Jan, 18, 1840; d. May 19, 1882; m. 

Jan. 22, 1868, Wm. Henry Jackson, son of Hon. 
Thos. B., and had only one child, William L., b. 
May 19, 1882; d. Aug. 21, 1882. 

42. Melancton Smith, b. Aug. 21, 1842 ; d. April 2, 1891 ; 

-I-43. Samuel Jackson, b. June 12, 1844. 
-j-44. Clarence, b. Oct. 15, 1846; m. Mary Smith. 

45. Emily Glentworth, b. Nov. 22, 1850; m. Dec. 10, 

1873. Clarence, son of Isaac Rapelyea, of New- 
town, L. I. 

46. Mary Smith, b. June 26, 1852; m. June 26, 1889, 

William H. Jackson, son of Hon. Thos. B. Jack- 
46a. Eleanor Turk, b. July 4, 1857; d. May i, 1891. 

(V. 39) CORNELIA ALMA JONES, dau. of Thomas (IV. 
6) ; b. Sept. 26, 181 3 ; d. Nov. 6, 1891 ; m. Henry Rabineau. 

(V.40) MARY JACKSON JONES, dau. of Thomas (IV. 
6) ; b. March 7, 1817; d. at South Qyster Bay, L. I., April 4, 
18 — , interred in Green Bay, Wisconsin ; m. Admiral Melancton 
Smith, U. S. N., commissioned as Rear Admiral, July i, 1870. He 
was a gr. son of Hon. Melancton Smith, member of the first Pro- 
vincial Congress of 1775, and his wife, Margaret, b. Sept. 21, 
1749, dau. of Richbell Mott, of Hempstead, L. I., and his wife, 
Deborah Dodge, son of Edmund Mott. 

(V.41) THOMAS WILLIAM JONES, son of Thomas 
(IV. 6) ; b. March 31, 1821 ; d. at Massapequa, L. I.; m. Miriam, 
dau. of Samuel T. Jackson. Issue: 

VI. 47. Albert. 

48. Mary. 

49. Samuel T. 

50. James. 

51. Alice. 

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(V.42) PHEBE ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Thomas 
(IV. 6) ; b. May 9, 1823; m. 1842, John Mildeberger Smith, of 
Richmond, Va. Issue: 

Anne, d. Dec. i, 1900. 
Catharine Mildeberger. 

Emily Glentworth, m. Andrew Jackson, son of Hon. Thos. 
B. Jackson. 

(V.43) HENRY PHILIP JONES, son of Judge David S. 

'4^ (IV. 7) ; b. Aug. 9, 1803; d. March i, 1883. 

■ ^, , Studied law and in 1833 was an attorney in N. Y. City, but 
went to Marshall, Mich., thence to Burlington, Mich., where he 
died. He was an astronomer of some reputation, and an artist. 

Judge David S. (IV. 7) ; b. Sept. 24, 1812; d. Oct. 10, 1833; m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Kellogg, of N. Y. City. 

(V. 49) WILLIAM ALFRED JONES, son of Judge David 
S. (IV. 7) ; b. June 26, 1817; d. May 16, 1900; m. first, Dec. 15, 
1841, Mary, b. in Norwich, Conn., Jan. 18, 1808; d. March 14. 
1872, dau. of Gurdon Bill, and sister of Rev. Dr. Samuel Sea- 
bury's first wife, by whom he had no issue. 

M. 2d, Sept. 4, 1873, Mary Judith Davison, by whom he 
had no issue. 

Graduate of Columbia College, class of 1836, and from 185 1 
to 1865 was librarian of that college. He was educated as a 
lawyer, but turned his attention to literary pursuits. He was in 
charge of the literary department of the Churchman under the 
editorship of the Rev. Samuel Seabury, and in 1841 he wrote for 
the Church Record a series of articles on the great divines 
of the Church of England. Besides many articles for periodicals 
he was the author of several books, viz., the Analyst, Literary 
Studies, Essays on Authors and Books, and Characters and Crit- 
icisms. Mr. Duyckinck, editor of the Literary World, said of 
him in 1847, "No man has done more through the American 
periodicals to introduce among unprofessional readers a knowl- 
edge of the great minds of the literature of the Church of Eng- 
land than Mr. Jones." 


He also published two valuable pamphlets, "The First Century 
of Columbia College," and "The Library of Columbia College." 

(V. 52) HERMAN LE ROY JONES, son of Judge David 
S. (IV. 7) ; b. Oct. 23, 1827 ; d. Nov. 24, 1880; m. April 15, 1868. 
Augusta L., dau. of Ambrose C. Kingsland, of N. Y. City, and 
Mary Lovatt, his wife. Issue : 

VI. 52. Ambrose Kingsland, b. April 24, 1869. 
4-53. Mary Kingsland, b. Oct. 4, 1870. 
4-54. Herman Le Roy, b. Oct. 19, 1872. 

(V. 55) DE WITT CLINTON JONES (2nd), son of 
Judge David S. (IV. 7); b. June 30, 1834; m. Dec. 18, i860, 
Josepha, b. March 17, I835 ; d. 4 Aug., 1904, dau. of William H. 
Crosby, b. June 28, 1808 ; d. 1892, and his wife Josepha, dau. of 
Dr. John Neilson, of New York City. William H. Crosby was 
a son of Wm. Bedlow Crosby, b. 1768 ; d. 1865. and his wife, 
Harriet Ashton Clarkson. Issue: 

-f VI. 55. De Witt Clinton, b. Dec. 25, 1862. 

56. Josephine Neilson, b. April 17, 1865; d. July 12, 


57. Mary Franklin, b. July 9, 1866. 

58. Henry Crosby, b. Nov. 13, 1868. 
4-59. Ellen Roosevelt, b. Feb. 23, 1874. 

He practised law in N. Y. Citv, and resided in Elizabeth, 
N. J. 

(V. 58) WALTER FR-A.NKLIN JONES, son of Judge 
David S. (IV. 7) ; b. Feb. 16, 1840; m. June 12, 1867, Henrietta, 
(iau. of Daniel Glover, of N. Y., and his wife Mary, dau. of 
Bertram Cruger, of N. Y. and the island of Santa Cruz, Danish 
West Indies. Issue : 

VI. 60. Catharine De Nully, b. 1868. 

61. Walter Clinton, b. 1871. 

62. Mary Glover, b. 1878. 

(V. 67) OLIVER HEWLETT JONES, son of William H. 
(IV. 25) ; b. Feb. 11, 1801 ; d. Dec. t6, 1870; m. March 30, 1848, 


Louisa, b. May 5, 1826; d. April 13, 1876, dau. of James Duane 
Livingston, and his wife, Sarah Swift. Issue: 

VL 63. Alice Livingston, b. Jan. 2, 1849; d- Aug. 19, 1849. 
-j-64. Elizabeth Coralie, b. Dec, 185 1. 
-I-65. Oliver Livingston, b. May 4, 1850. 
+66. Rosalie Adele, b. Nov. 16, 1853. 
-i-67. Martha Louisa, b. March 19, 1856. 
-f-68. Lilian, b. March 17, i860. 

He was born at East Woods, L. L, and when young went 
to N. Y. City, where he became interested in the insurance busi- 
ness, and in later life dealt considerably in real estate. His coun- 
try home was on the west side of Cold Spring Harbor, at a place 
lately called Laurelton, and is now (1904) owned by Louis C. 

In he was elected Prest. of the N. Y. Fire Insurance 

Co., afterwards the N. Y. Fire and Marine Ins. Co., of which 
Co. he was also Prest. for several years. His brother, Walter R., 
and his uncle, Walter. R (IV. 30), were on its board of directors. 

(V.69) ISAAC HEWLETT JONES, son of William H. 
(IV. 25) ; b. Oct. 6, 1805; d. Oct. 13, 1887. Never married, and 
lived in the old homestead of his father's at East Woods. He 
was buried in the old burying ground of the Hewlett family at 
that place on a hill called Mount Nebo. 

(V.73) ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of William H. (IV. 
25) ; b. Aug. II, 1813; d. Dec. 9, 1893; m. April 27, 1836, Piatt 
Stratton, of College Point, L. I. Issue: 


Eliphalet Piatt. 
(See under Stratton family.) 

(V. 74) HANNAH JONES, dau. of William H. (IV. 25) ; 
b. June 16, 1816 ; d. Feb. 9, 1904 ; m. Sept. 16, 1844, Josiah Wood- 
hull, b. Sept. 13, 1815; d. June 29, 1863, at San Antonio, Texas. 
Issue, seven children. 

(See under Woodhull family.) 


(V. 75) SAMUEL WILLIAM JONES, son of William H. 
(IV. 25) ; b. Nov. I, 1818; d. Feb. 8, 1878; m. Sept. 28, 1S52, 
Susan, b. March 2, 1827 ; d. May 29, 1900. dau. of Joseph L. Hew- 
lett, of Great Neck, L. I., and his 2d wife, Elizabeth Van Wyck. 

+VI. 69. Helen, b. July 13, 1853. 

+70. Elizabeth Hewlett, b. July 29, 1856. 

+71. Samuel Van Wyck, b. June 6, 1858; d. 1902. 

-f 72. Susan M., b. Dec. 17, 1863. 

73. William Robert, b. Nov. 27, 1865; d. Dec. 21, 
1900; unm. 

Was a merchant in San Francisco, Cal., for several years, 
but returned and resided on his place at Oyster Bay Cove, and 
later in Huntington, L. I. 

(V.76) WALTER R. JONES, son of William H. (IV. 
25) ; b. May 7, 1821 ; d. Dec. 28, 1884; m. Jan. 8, 1848, Virginia 
E., b. in London, Eng., Aug. 13, 1828, dau. of William Sidney 
Warwick, late of Woodstock, Va. Issue : 

4-VI. 74. Virginia, b. Oct. 21, 1848. 

+75. William Hewlett, b. March 18, 1855. 

He went to N. Y. City in early life, and later became a part- 
ner in the firm of Jones & Johnson, Marine Adjusters. He was 
interested in a line of steamers running between New York and 

(V. 78) FRANCES MARIA JONES, dau. of John H. (IV. 
2.-]^ ; b. Oct. 7, 181 1 ; d. May 28, 1891 ; m. March 21, 1839, Charles 
B. Moore, b. Dec. 8, 1808; d. Dec. 10, 1893, son of Col. Jere- 
miah, of Southold, L. I., and his wife, Julia Brush. Issue: 

Caroline Loretta, m. Theophylact B. Bleecker. 
Frances Maria. 
(See under Moore family.) 

Mr. Moore was born in Southold, L. I., and was a lineal de- 
scendant of the first Thomas Moore, who settled there in 1651. 

Though brought up as a Presbyterian he never sought to en- 
force his religious views upon his family, preferring to remain 


a passive agent and allowing them to follow in that faith so 
strongly adhered to by his wife and her ancestors, viz., the Prot. 
Epis. Church. 

He came to N. Y. when quite young, and was soon admitted 
to the Bar. In 1834 he became the law partner of Mr. C. G. 
Havens, and in 1844 he was associated with Francis B. Cutting, 
under the firm name of Cutting, Moore & Havens, which finally 
merged into the firm of Moore, Hand and Bonney, in which firm 
he remained an active partner until his death in 1893. In his 
later years he became an indefatigable genealogist, and was a 
charter member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society. In 1872 he was its corresponding secy., and for the 
first ten years of its existence "his pen yielded more for its Quar- 
terly Record than any other man." His labors in this line closed 
only with his death, and it is to him we are indebted for much 
of this Jones genealogy (see under preface). He was a warm 
and trusted friend of this family, and especially so of that branch 
to which his wife belonged. For many years he was their sole 
legal adviser, and his death was a great loss to them as well as 

Politically he was a strong JefTersonian Democrat, but in the 
struggle for the Union he was a warm supporter of Prest. Lin- 

No more fitting tribute to his memory can be paid than to 
quote from the resolutions passed upon at his death by the Havens 
Relief Fund Society, viz., "His private life was pure, unselfish 
and irreproachable. As friend and adviser he was loyal and svm- 
pathetic, and every trust undertaken by him was discharged as a 
sacred duty." 

(V. 79) JOHN DIVINE JONES, son of John H. (IV. 
27) ; b. Aug. 15, 1814; d. Sept. 22, 1895, at his home in South 
Oyster Bay, L. I. ; m. June 9, 1852, Josephine Katharine, dau. 
of Maj. General Henry Floyd-Jones, by whom he had no issue. 

Mr. Jones was born in the old homestead of his father at 
Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., built upon land that was at one time 
in the possession of Maj. Thomas Jones (I. i), the first ancestor of 
the family in this country. 

His early education was obtained from the public schools of 
his native place. In 1829, at the age of fifteen years, he went to 


N. Y. City and accepted a clerkship in the Atlantic Insurance 
Co. (commonly designated as the 2d Atlantic Co.), of which his 
uncle, Walter R. Jones (IV. 30), was then vice-prest. Here was 
laid the foundation of his future high standing in the mercantile 
world ; here was the beginning of a good and exemplary career. 

For several years he lived with his brother-in-law, Mr. C. B. 
Moore (who later became his legal adviser), employing much of 
his spare time in attending night schools, and in study. His ad- 
vancement was rapid. His early letters to his father and the 
various members of the latter's family are examples of neatness 
and precision, and from the Christian-like spirit and fairness as 
evidenced by them in his dealings with the younger members of 
the family we can readily portray the character of the rising man. 

At the death of his father in 1859 the old homestead descended 
to Mr. Jones, who greatly improved the place and made it his 
country residence until it was destroyed by fire in 1861. This 
occurred during the excitement of the Civil War, and as Mr. Jones 
had many negroes in his employ (descendants of slaves once 
owned by his father) the destruction of his house was supposed 
to have been the outcome of various threats of a similar character 
directed against him and other members of the family. Mr. Jones 
and his brothers were strong supporters of the Union and had 
no love for slavery and secession. 

Soon after this Mr. Jones made his country residence at 
South Oyster Bay, L. L, in the house formerly owned by his 
wife's father, Maj. Genl. Henry Floyd-Jones. Here he continued 
to reside during the summer months and in it he died. 

In 1842 the business of the 2d Atlantic Insurance Co. was 
transferred to a new company organized on the mutual plan, and 
in the year following Mr. Jones was chosen its secy., with Walter 
R. Jones (of the old Atlantic) as prest., and Josiah L. Hale, 
vice prest. In 1849 Mr. Hale retired, and John D. Jones was 
elected as 2d vice prest. of the new company (organized under 
the name of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co.), and on 15 Feb., 1854. 
he became its vice prest. 

In 1859, after the death of Walter R. Jones, Mr. Jones became 
prest., and continued in that office by annual elections until his 
death in 1895, at which time his relations with the two Atlantic 
companies embraced a period of sixty-six years. The success 
of this company was phenomenal, and its officers under Mr. Jones' 


long administration as president were men of ability and sound 
business principles. 

Mr. Jones died Sept. 22, 1895, widely lamented and mourned, 
and it is for other pen than mine to speak of his personal char- 
acteristics and private life. His funeral took place from old 
Trinity Church, N. Y. City. The services were conducted by 
Bishop Littlejohn, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Dix and others. The 
buildings in Wall St. displayed their flags at half mast, and the 
U. S. Sub-Treasury lowered its flag during the services. He was 
interred in Memorial Cemetery, at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. 

We quote from a beautiful tribute to his memory written by 
C. A. Hand, a personal friend of Mr. Jones: 

"The record of the company has, from the beginning, been 
a proud one, not only by reason of its extraordinary material 
prosperity, but for the better reason that in its department of na- 
tional and international commerce it has uniformly upheld the 
highest standards of equitable and honorable dealing and ad- 
ministration. While the foundations were well laid by Josiah 
L. Hale and Walter R. Jones, yet the carrying up and mainte- 
nance of the superstructure was, to a greater degree, under the 
wise direction and fostering care of John D. Jones. His policy 
was broad and enlightened, his sense of justice was clear and un- 
equivocal, his judgment was far-sighted and well balanced, his 
devotion to trust duty was unfaltering, his integrity was unas- 
sailable, and his zeal was indefatigable. It was intended that 
no honest merchant need appeal, beyond the president, to an out- 
side tribunal. No deserving claimant could hope to win favor 
through underhanded diplomacy. In the light of these salient 
characteristics of management, so steadily and resolutely upheld 
for so many years by Mr. Jones and the officers associated with 
him and the employees selected and disciplined by them, the re- 
markable success of the company is but the natural result of ob- 
vious and adequate causes. 

"Beyond the daily routine of business there were, moreover, 
exceptional emergencies which tested the institution and its con- 
trol. A notable instance was that of the Civil War, adding, as 
it did, critical peril of the nation to the ordinary perils of its 
commerce. The "Atlantic" was a prompt subscriber to the first 
issue of government bonds for replenishing an empty treasury to 


enable President Lincoln to meet his extraordinary expenditures. 
Soon arose the grave and delicate responsibility of so dealing 
with the hazards of privateers as, consistently with other rights 
and interests, to shield, in so far as might be, the American mer- 
chant marine, not merely from physical destruction but from 
total disuse occasioned by fear of such destruction. The major- 
ity of the underwriting organizations betrayed an inclination to 
stand aloof from this hazard. Not so with the 'Atlantic' In 
company with Capt. Chas. H. Marshall, then one of the trustees, 
Mr. Jones visited Washington and had full and frank conferences 
with Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward, who welcomed his explana- 
tions of the co-relations of American credit and war resources 
with American commerce. Ascertaining from them that not a 
single cruiser was, at that moment, available to patrol the main 
commercial highways, he obtained assurances that this need would 
be supplied as soon as practicable, and a further assurance that 
the administration would receive and duly represent claims upon 
England, for losses inflicted by cruisers issuing from her ports, 
and for which, as he contended, she ought to be held responsible. 
Upon the faith of these assurances, Mr. Jones promised that his 
company would do its full part in sustaining the government by 
undertaking the risks in question. How faithfully and amply the 
promise was fulfilled is best shown by the company's record of 
war risks freely assumed, and of losses promptly paid through- 
out the period of devastation wrought by the 'Alabama' and 
'Shenandoah' and their comrades. How faithfully Mr. Lincoln 
and his Secy, of State performed their part of the mutual under- 
standing was testified by the receipt of claims and proofs (sup- 
plied to a large extent by the company) and by the presentment 
of and insistence upon them at London. It needs not to be said 
that these great statesmen were in no wise blamable for the ulti- 
mate diversion of proceeds of the claims, long after they had 
passed from the stage, through misinformation and evil influences 
prevailing with Congress in its disposition of the fund. And in 
this connection it would be interesting to trace the substantial 
although unproclaimed services of Mr. Jones in promoting the 
final settlement of post-bellum disputes between the two kindred 
nations, a settlement of infinitely greater consequence than the 
collection of a sum of money, in that it was a grand precedent 
for a peaceful arbitrament and in that it established rules of 


neutral duty and obligation of incalculable benefit to ocean com- 


While the attention of Mr. Jones to the interests under his 
immediate care was never relaxed, yet it was not limited to them. 
He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and prest. of 
the N. Y. Board of Underwriters for twenty-five years. 

The pilot, the wrecking, and the coast life-saving systems are 
among the affairs of public concern which owe him a heavy debt 
of gratitude. To the pilots in particular, as a reliable licensed 
and disciplined force, he was a life long bulwark against adverse 
legislation as well as against errors of policy on their own part. 
So with the merchant marine ; it is indebted to his foresight and 
humanity for the nautical school, and its tendency to gradually 
lift the sailor out of his degradation and to make his calling skilled 
and properly trained and self respecting. 

In all things and always Mr. Jones proved himself to be one 
of nature's noblemen, true as steel, incorruptible, unselfish and 
magnanimous, modest and retiring, gentle as a woman, yet in- 
flexible for the right. In the expressive language of Mr. George 
Bliss (one of the members of the Board of Directors), "He was 
one of those pure men who always inspired confidence, and of 
that child-like nature that those who really knew him could not 
but love him." 

In his annual address to the Convention of the Diocese of 
L. I., May 19, 1896, Bishop Littlejohn paid the following tribute 
to Mr. Jones: 

"The Church at large and the Church in this diocese have suf- 
fered less by death than in previous years. Only one of our 
bishops, and comparatively few leaders among the clergy or laity, 
have been taken. In the death of the late John D. Jones, and 
Wm. Floyd-Jones, this diocese has lost two of its most promi- 
nent and useful laymen. They belonged to the same parish, Grace 
Church, Massapequa, and were members of its vestry for more 
than a generation. For many years John D. Jones was a trustee 
and the treasurer of our Episcopal Fund. He cared for this fund 
as he would have cared for a private interest. His constant and 
most generous gifts to the Archdeaconry of Queens Co. will be 
sadly missed. To me he was most helpful in emergencies that 
demanded the ready will and the open hand. He was as much 
respected and beloved in the business world as in the Church. 


Everywhere his name was a sign and pledge of integrity and 
sagacity that no man ever doubted. He was a man whose strict 
regard for duty in all the relations of life proved how thoroughly 
his religion was wrought into his character. His faith, at once 
simple and sincere, was so much in his life that no one had oc- 
casion to ask what he believed. Without question he now dwells 
in God's holy hill, for he walked uprightly, worked righteous- 
ness, spoke the truth from his heart, and did no evil to his neigh- 

Mr. Jones was a member of the Church of the Annunciation 
of N. Y. City and one of its vestry during the rectorship of the 
Rev. Dr. Samuel Seabury. He was Junior Warden of the parish 
from 1853 to 1871, and from that time until his death in 1895 its 
Senior Warden. He greatly aided in the maintenance of this 
parish, and was, in fact, its principal supporter. Touching this 
we quote from an entry made upon the minutes of its vestry at 
a meeting called by its Rector in regard to the decease of Mr. 
Jones. "It is natural that those who have had the care of the 
maintenance of a parish struggling against vicissitudes and bur- 
densome want of means should recur particularly to the bounty 
of one who was in this respect their chief helper. It would, in 
the judgment of this vestry, be an injustice to Mr. Jones not to 
commemorate at this time the fact that without his munificence 
they would have been unable to maintain the services of the 
church so long as they were maintained, and they think it only 
due to say that without his aid the vestry would have been obliged 
to close its doors thirty years ago." 

Of the many positions of trust held by Mr. Jones we can but 
briefly note : He was one of the founders of the Atlantic Trust 
Co., and a director of the Citizens' Insurance Co. for twenty-five 
years. He was also a director of the Equitable Life Assurance 
Society of the U. S. for twenty years, and one of the trustees of 
the Metropolitan Throat Hospital, an institution that owes its 
existence mainly to his bounty, and of which he was its first 
president. He was one of the Board of Managers of the Prot. 
Epis. Church Missionary Society for Seaman in the City of N. 
Y., and "liberally contributed to its treasury." his connection with 
that society as manager covering a period of twenty-seven years. 

(V. 80) HELEN JONES, dau. of John H. (IV. 27) ; b. Feb. 


23, 1817, at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. ; m. Jan. 24, 1839, Charles 
P. Stewart, b. Oct. 8, 1814; d. April 12, 1900, son of Charles, of 
N. Y. City, and his wife, Ann Pers. Issue: 

Anne, b. Nov. 4, 1839; d. Jan. 24, 1898; unm. 
Charles Jones, b. Sept. 21, 1842; d. Nov. 6, 1887. 
Elizabeth Jones, b. Oct. 25, 1847 ; d. Oct. 9, 1849. 
Helen Jones. 

John H. Jones, b. Feb. 7, 1851. 
Walter Jones, b. Sept. 17, 1852. 
(See under Stewart family.) 

Charles P. Stewart resided in N. Y. City until his marriage, 
when he removed to Cold Spring Harbor, where he erected a fine 
residence and lived there during the remainder of his life. 

(V.81) SAMUEL A. JONES, son of John H. (IV. 27) ; 
b. June 20, 1819; d. Oct. 4, 1901 ; m. May 13, 1847, Mary Esther, 
b. Oct. II, 1827 ; d. July 3, 1898, dau. of James W. Mott, of Great 
Neck, L. I., and his wife Abigail, dau. of Walter Jones (III. 13). 
Issue : 

-t-VI. 76. John Henry, b. Dec. 27, 1851 ; d. Jan. i, 1905. 

-^-77. Walter Mott, b. Sept. 6, 1854 ; d. Feb. 7, 1902. 

7'^. Abbie Estelle, b. Aug. 3, 1862. 

79. Mary Katharine, b. July 29, 1865 ; d. Aug. 8, 1867. 

He alone of all the children of John H. Jones remained at 
liome, and at an early age was taken as a clerk in his father's 
business at Cold Spring Hbr. His younger brother, William E., 
returning from N. Y. City, later became a partner with Mr. Jones 
in their father's business under the name of John H. Jones & 
Sons. After their father's death in 1859 they continued on the 
business for many years, but the whaling industry and the woolen 
mills formerly carried on by them and their father not remain- 
ing profitable, the business resolved itself into a large general 
country store. This proved successful for a while, but the large 
and extended credits they were forced to give (many of which 
were never collected) on account of many new competitors in 
the neighboring villages, caused them to discontinue it in 1867. 

Mr. Jones retired to his farm at that place, where he spent 
the remainder of his life, and his brother, Wm. E., formed a new 


partnership with his brother-in-law, Walter R. Hewlett. This 
co-partnership existed for several years, when Mr, Hewlett with- 
drew, and Mr. Wm. E. Jones was left the last manager of what 
was once the largest and most extended enterprise in that part 
of Long Island. At the latter's death, in 1890, the business be- 
came a thing of the past, and shortly after the old store of John 
H. Jones, once the centre of many large industries, was destroyed 
by fire. 

Mr. Jones (the subject of this sketch) was much interested 
in the affairs of his native place. For several years he was one 
of the trustees of the Public School, and at the outbreak of the 
Civil War he was engaged in enlisting men for the army, for 
the advancement of which he was authorized at a special meeting 
of the inhabitants of the town of Oyster Bay to borrow certain 
funds, or to use his own, if necessary, for which the town further 
agreed to hold itself responsible. 

He was a Republican in politics, and for many years was 
postmaster of his native place. He was a Churchman, and from 
1850 until his death in 1898 was one of the vestry of St. John's 
Prot. Epis. Church. 

(V.82) TOW^NSEND JONES, son of John H. (IV. 27) ; 
b. Oct. 28, 1821 : d. Dec. 21, 1891 ; m. June 15, 1852, Mary Eliz- 
abeth, b. July 2, 183 1 ; d. Feb. 8, 1901, dau. of Jacob C. Hewlett, 
of Cold Spring Harbor, and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Jones (III. 12). Issue: 

-|-VI. 80. Townsend, b. May 14, 1854. 

-|-8i. Joshua Thomas, b. Sept. 8, 1855; d. Oct. 5, 1905. 

He went to N. Y. City when a boy as a clerk in the auction 
house of John Rudderow & Co. This business was originally 
established by John Broome previous to 1800. Broome was Lieut. 
Gov. in 1804, and his daughter married in 1806 James Boggs, of 
Phila., who in 1808 established the house of Boggs & Livingston 
(Livingston was his brother-in-law), who in 1815 were succeeded 
by Boggs, Livingston & Thompson, then Boggs, Thompson & 
Samson, then Thompson & Samson, then Joseph Samson & Co., 
then John Rudderow & Co.. then Rudderow, Jones & Co.. then 
Jones, Underbill & Scudder, then Jones & Underbill, then again 
Jones, Underbill & Scudder, and finally Underbill & Scudder. It is 


worthy of note that throughout this long period of successive 
partnerships, at each change thereof one of the old firm continued 
in the new. 

Mr. Jones became an associate in the business under the firm 
of John Rudderow & Co., and during his day was considered one 
of the ablest auctioneers of the city. 

He resided at Cold Spring Harbor, and was vestryman of St. 
John's Church from 1858 to 1869, when he was elected Junior 
Warden. At the death of Mr. Chas. H. Jones, in 1882, Mr. 
Jones succeeded him as Senior Warden, and held successively 
until his death in 1891. 

In politics he was a Republican, and at the outbreak of the 
Civil War was one of a committee of five persons appointed by 
the town of Huntington to raise the sum of $30,000 for the ex- 
penses of procuring its quota of soldiers, and was chairman of 
the financial committee that controlled the disbursement of the 
funds so raised. He was one of sixty-two persons who pledged 
their credit to the amount of $500 each to this fund. (Hunting- 
ton Town Reeds., Vol. 3, p. 474.) 

(V.83) WILLIAM EDWARD JONES, son of John H. 
(IV. 27) ; b. April 9, 1824; d. Jan. 20, 1890; m. April 16, 1856, 
Sarah Elizabeth, b. July 6, 1836, dau. of Jacob C. Hewlett, of 
Cold Spring Harbor, and sister to his brother, Townsend Jones', 
wife. Issue : 

VI. 82. Alice, b. Sept. 28, 1859; d. Nov. 28, 1862. 

83. Sarah Elizabeth, b. April 12, 1857. 

84. Florence Loretta, b. Jan. 20, 1862. 

85. Harriet Augusta, b. Jan., 1866; d. May 22, 1867. 
-|-86. W^illiam Edward, b. Nov. 10, 1869; d. Nov. 30, 1906. 

He was for a time in the employ of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. 
Co. of N. Y. City, but resigned on account of ill health, and be- 
came an associate with his father in his various enterprises, and 
also with his brother Samuel, and brother-in-law, Walter R. 
Hewlett. (See under Samuel A. Jones (V. 81). 

He resided at Cold Spring Harbor, on the easterly side of 
the "Lower Mill Pond" (St. John's Lake), in the old house of 
his wife's grandfather, Judge Divine Hewlett. He was a de- 
voted member of St. John's Church, being on its board of vestry 


(V. 85) WALTER R. T. JONES was long prominent in 
American underwriting circles as the leading marine in- 
surance adjuster of the country, whose ancestors settled at 
South Oyster Bay, now Massapequa, where some of the land 
acquired by them is still in the hands of their descendants, 
the country seat of W. R. T. Jones being on this ground. He 
received his rudimentary education in the Jamaica schools, 
subsequently taking a course at Columbia College, from which 
he was graduated in 1850, being a classmate and close friend 
of F. R. Coudert, afterward destined to attain high eminence 
as a lawyer, the intimacy thus established continuing through- 
out his entire life. 

It was Mr. Jones' original purpose to adopt the legal pro- 
fession, with which end in view he prepared himself for the 
bar, but he never practiced and took up the interests in which 
he achieved distinction, although it must be conceded that his 
knowledge of law proved of the fullest value to him in his 
other field of effort. Making a special study of admiralty law 
in all its phases, he became the authority on everything per- 
taining thereto, and had no superior as an expert adjuster of 
averages in marine losses. He founded the firm of Jones & 
Whitlock, with offices on Wall street, in New York, and the 
concern was unquestionably the most representative enterprise 
of its class in the United States, enjoying a standing, influence 
and support that placed it foremost among the undertakings 
of like type. Mr. Jones possessed a natural ability that 
peculiarly fitted him for the adjusting business, and the 
accuracy of his findings won him a wide repute as one of the 
ablest men ever allied with the marine insurance calling. 
He was a Republican in his political affiliations, but never 
active as a politician. He was noteworthy as the only man 
not a practicing lawyer who held membership in the New York 
Bar Association. He was also a member of the Union League, 
the University Club, the St. Nicholas Society, the Seawanhaka 
Corinthian Yacht Club, the Downtown Club, the New York 
Chamber of Commerce, the Shipmasters' Association, the 
Association of Average Adjusters, and the American Bureau 
of Shipping. He was treasurer of the American Geographical 
Society, and governor of the Wawepex Society at Cold Spring 
Harbor, which was founded by his brother, John D. Jones. 
He was an attendant at the Protestant Episcopal Church of 


the Incarnation, New York, and was a gentleman of upright, 
moral character, richly endowed with intellectual strength, 
and well deserving of the general regard in which he was 
so widely held. He visited Europe frequently, and it was one 
of his pleasant recollections that he had been in London on 
the occasion of the America winning the Queen's Cup in the 
first of the international contests for that trophy. He was 
married in 1854 to Anna Pierson Bailey, daughter of Rear 
Admiral Theodorus Bailey, of the United States Navy, a 
gallant officer, whose place in the history of his country is 
assured by his famous achievement in leading Admiral Farra- 
gut's fleet past Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip during the 
Civil War. To this marriage were born two children, a son 
and a daughter, namely, Theodorus B., who was educated at 
St. Paul's School at Concord, N. H., and who died there in 
1879, before he completed his sixteenth year, and Josephine 
Katherine, who became the wife of Major Charles William 
Whipple, of the United States Army, an officer well and 
favorably known for his efficient services in connection with 
the ordnance department, but who is now retired, five children 
being the resulting issue as follows: Walter Jones, William, 
Sherburne, a second lieutenant in the regular service, Annette 
Bailey, and Eleanor Sherburne. Mr. Jones died at his home 
in New York City, March 26, 1906. 

The Bulletin of the American Geographical Society in an 
obituary says: 

" Mr. Jones possessed rare qualities of mind and heart, yet 
modesty and simplicity were his chief characteristics. He 
was wise in counsel and of unswerving integrity; strong in 
attachments, generous and considerate with his adversaries," 

The Association of American Adjusters of the U. S. pay 
the following high tribute to Mr. Jones in resolutions adopted 
at the time of his decease: 

"The members of this association will miss our friend's 
sturdy form and kindly personality at their meetings, where 
he was wont to take part in discussions, and by his large ex- 
perience and ripe judgement, frequently aided in the solution 
of difficult questions. 


from 1855 until his death in 1890, twenty years of which period 
he was its secy, and collector. 

(V. 84) SARAH ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of John H. 
(IV. 27) ; b. Jan. 16, 1827; d. March 19, 1853; m. May 12, 1852, 
J. Otis Averill, of Brooklyn, L. I., b. Sept. 22, 1830; d. Dec. 29, 
1889, son of Augustine, and his wife, Caroline Beach, of Wood- 
bury, Conn. Issue: 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1853 ; d. May 28, 1853. 

He m. 2d, Mary E., dau. of ; she b. Jan. 25, 1834; d. 

March 21, 1894, leaving several children. 

(See under Averill family.) 

(V.85) WALTER R. T. JONES, son of John H. (IV. 
27) ; b. Feb. 20, 1830; d. March 26, 1906; m., 1854, Anna Pierson 
Bailey, d. July 5, 1882, dau. of Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey, 
U. S. N., and his wife, Sarah Piatt, of Plattsburg, N. Y. Issue : 

-I- VI. 87. Josephine Katharine, b. July 3, 1855. 

+88. Theodorus Bailey, b. Oct. 10, 1863 ; d. March 27, 

(V.90) MARY ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Charles 
H. (IV. 34) ; b. July 5, 1854; m. Nov. 5, 1873, Oliver Livingston 
Jones (VI. 65) ; b. May 4, 1850, son of Oliver H. (V. 67), and his 
wife, Louisa Livingston. Issue: 

-|-VI. 89. Louise Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1875. 
+90. Charles Herbert, b. Dec. 18, 1877. 
+91. Oliver Livingston, b. April i, 1880. 
-f92. Rosalie Gardiner, b. Feb. 24, 1883. 
+93. Arthur Eaton, b. Aug. 20, 1884. 
+94. Philip Livingston, b. May 5, 1890. 

Oliver Livingston Jones (VI. 65), familiarly known as "The 
Doctor," after his marriage as above, settled at Cold Spring 
Harbor in the Jones Manor House, built by Walter R. Jones (IV. 



30). He graduated at Bellevue Hospital Medical College in 1871 . 
Studied surgery under Dr. James R. Wood, of N. Y. City, but 
did not follow the profession. 

In 1875 was treasurer of St. John's Epis. Church, Cold Spring 
Harbor, L. I., and in 18 — was elected one of the vestry. 

1876 vice prest. of Queens County Agricultural Society. 

(V.91) CLARA JONES, dau. of William T. (IV. 42) ; b. 
Sept. 4, 183 1 ; m. June 9, 1862, Samuel B. Romaine, b. Aug. 6, 
1819; d. Oct. 22, 1889. Issue: 

Mary Robins, b. Feb. 13, 1863. 
William Jones, b. Feb. 15, 1865. 

(See under Romaine family.) 

(V.92) ANNIE R. JONES, dau. of Gideon M. (IV. 45) ; 
b. Feb. 23, 1842; d. Aug. 31, 1901 ; m. Jacob Walker, of St. 
Johns, Michigan. Resided in Clinton Co., Mich. Issue: 

(V.93) MARY E. JONES, dau. of Gideon M. (IV. 45) : 
b. March 24, 1844; d. June 22, 1888; m. Oct. 19, 1862, Hugh 
Pruden, of Clinton Co., Mich. Issue: 

Dora A. 









(V. 94) LOUISA M. JONES, dau. of Gideon M. (IV. 45) ; 
b. March 8, 1847; "i- May 12, 1875, John S. Warn,* of Aliens 

* John S. Warn, d. June 19, 1881. 


Prairie, Hillsdale Co., Mich., son of John T., and his wife Mary, 
dau. of Mason Fuller. Issue: 

Leslie, b. Sept. 10, 1877. 

(V.95) EMMA M. JONES, dau. of Gideon M. (IV. 45)'; 
b. Aug. II, 1857; m. Sept. 15, 1880, Francis A. Hunt, of Jackson, 
Mich., son of Philo and his wife Maria, dau. of Wm. Howard. 
Settled in Battle Creek, Michigan. No issue in 1901. 

(V.96) RINDA E. JONES, dau. of Gideon M. (IV. 45) ; 
b. Feb. 6, 1853 ; m. Sept. 4, 1889, E. D. Crittenden, of Howell, 
Mich., son of Rev. A. S. Crittenden. Resided in Charlotte, Eaton 
Co., Mich. Issue: 


Olin M., b. Sept. 12, 1893 ; d. Aug. 10, 1894. 

(V. 97) WALTER R. JONES, son of Gideon M. (IV. 45). 
Settled in Jonesville, Michigan. Issue: 

VI. 95. A son. 

(V. 99) MARY E. JONES, dau. of William R. (IV. 48) ; b. 
Nov. 14, 1841 ; d. Nov. 25, 1865; m. Aug. 13, 1861, Justus Todd, 
of Elkhart, Ind. 

(V. 100) ELIZABETH P. JONES, dau. of William R. (IV. 
48) ; b. March 2, 1843; m- Sept. i, 1861, Myron H. Wolcott, son 
of Rev. William, of Genesee Co., N. Y. Settled near Jonesville, 
Michigan. Issue: 

Leroy R., b. Aug. 28, 1862. 

William W., b. March 8, 1864 ; d. March 30, 1866 ;. 
A daughter, b. Oct. 22, 1874 ; d. Oct. 22, 1874. 
Merton Newell, b. March 17, 1876. 

(W. 102) JENNIE L. JONES, dau. of William R. (IV. 
48) ; m. Samuel Roluson. Issue: 

Henry, b. 1883. 
Clyde, b. 1885. 
Ida L., b. 1887. 


(V. 104) ESTELLA Y. JONES, dau. of William R. (IV. 
48) ; b. March i, 1858; m. April 9, 1879, Barker Allen, son of 
Lewis. Issue : 

Mary C, b. 1880. 

— ■■ , b. 1881. 

Roswell W., b. 1887. 

(V. iiof) RICHARD H. JONES, son of Hallett (IV. 55) ; 
b. 8 Sept., 1838 ; m. 24 Oct., 1870, Mary E., dau. of James P. Roe, 
of Huntington, L. I., son of Joseph Smith Roe, son of Thomas. 
of Port Jeflferson, L. I. Issue: 

H-VI. 96. Richard Everett, b. 26 Oct., 1874. 

(V. 112) DAVID JONES, son of Daniel (IV. 58). Lived 
at Gravesend, L. I. Issue: 

+VI. 97. Walter. 

98. Daughter. 

99. Daughter. 

(VI. I) EDGAR T. JONES, son of Samuel S. (V. 2) ; b. 
Nov. 27, 1839; d. May 17, 1890; m. first, June 8, 1865, Sarah W. 
Van Wyck, dau. of John, of Flatlands, L. I. Issue : 

VII. I. William D., b. Aug. 29, 1866; d. March, 1890; unm. 
I a. Eleanor Townsend, b. Feb. 20, 1869. 

M. 2d, 1872, Elizabeth, widow of Williams, of Brook- 
lyn, L. I. (She had three children by her first husband.) Issue: 

VII. 2. Samuel S., b. May 15, 1873 ; m. and has one child in 

(VI. 2) ALBERT GALLATIN JONES, son of Samuel S. 
(V. 2) ; b. June 13, 1842; m. Dec. 27, 1865, Mary E., b. Aug. 8, 
1842, dau. of Edward N, Applegate, of Brooklyn, L. I., and his 
wife, Cordelia Sheffield. They reside in Morristown, N. J. Is- 

VII. 3. Lily May, b. July 19, 1868; m. Harris A. Freeman, 


son of Cornelius W and Susan H., of Morristown, 

(VI. 3) DAVID S. JONES, son of Israel S. (V. 3) ; b. Sept. 
2y, 1836: m. Sept. 25, i860, Sarah Clem. Issue: 

VII. 4. Nellie, b. March 28, 1863 ; m. Edgar J. Phillips. 

Was in the flour business, 15 Whitehall St., N. Y. City; firm 
of D. S. & A. G. Jones. 

(VI. 5) MARRIETTA A. JONES, dau. of Israel S. (V. 3) ; 
b. Dec. 24, 1840; d. Jan. 31, 1873; m. Abraham C. Underbill. 
Issue : 


(VI. 7) PHEBE W. JONES, dau. of Israel S. (V. 3) ; b. 
April 14, 1845 ; d. July 19, 1875 ; m. Asa C. Hendrickson. Issue: 

, d. in infancy. 

, d. in infancy. 

(VI. 12) WILLIAM HENRY JONES, son of Elbert T. 
(V. 5) ; b. March 10, 1841 ; m. Alma, dau. of Benjamin and 
Jemima Seaman. Resided at Rockville Centre, L. I., and is en- 
gaged in the coal business in Brooklyn, L. I., firm of Wm. H. 
Jones & Co. Issue: 

VII. 5. Mary E., b. April 2, 1862 ; m. Oscar L. Tuthill, son 
of Samuel H. and his wife, Henrietta Oswald, of 

+6. Edith S., b. July 18, 1864; m. Clemence De Mott 

+7. Alice P., b. Feb. 28, 1869; m- Winfield Davison. 

8. Ella A., b. April 7, 1867 ; d. Aug. 18, 1867. 

9. Elbert B.. b. July 17, 1871. 

-(-10. Townsend S.. b. June i. 1876; m. Agnes, dau. of 
Herman J. and Anna Masters, of Baldwins, L. I. 

(VI. 13) SAMUEL SEAMAN JONES, son of Elbert T. 


(V, 5) ; b. April 21, 1842; m. Mary E., dau. of Benjamin and 
Harriet Southard. 

(VI. 15) MARGARET ANN JONES, dau. of John (V. 
7) ; b. at New Bridge, now Belmore, L. I., Aug. 21, 1844; m. 
April 25, 1867, Stephen H. Linington, b. Feb. 23, 1843; d. 1903, 
son of Stephen, of Brooklyn, L. I., and his wife Maria Anne, dau. 
of Timothy and Maria A. Baxter, of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue: 

Stephen Wood, b. Nov. 30, 1868; m. Oct. 18, 1900, Gertrude 
Ellen, b. May 27, 1875, dau. of Joseph Watson, of Newport, 
R. I., and his wife Mary Anna, dau. of Wm. Bradley Win- 
die, of England, and Sophia Clausen, of N. Y. City, his 
wife. Issue : 

Argyle Watson Linington, b. Oct. 4, 1901. 

(VI. 16) JOHN TREDWELL JONES, son of John (V. 7) ; 
b. Oct. 6, 1847; m. Nov. 27, 1876, Anne, dau. of Wm. H, Smith, 
of Baldwins, L. I. Issue: 

VII. II. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1878. 
12. George T., b. Jan. 11, 1883. 

(VI. 21) CORNELIA JONES, dau. of Judge Samuel W. 
(V. 13); b. Dec. 27, 1825; d. Dec. 7, 1901 ; rn. Dec. 26, 1850. 
John Bleecker Miller, of Utica, N. Y., son of Judge Morns Smith 
Miller, and his wife Maria, dau. of Rutger Bleecker, of Albany, 
N. Y., and his wife, Catharine Elmendorph, of Kingston, N. Y. 

Maria Duane Bleecker, m. Dec. 26, 1896, Wilmot Townsend 

Cox, son of Townsend Cox, and his wife, Anne Helme 

John Bleecker, m. Sept. 9, 1893, Mary Berthenia Dunn, of 

Baltimore, Md., dau. of Rev. Ballard Dunn, of Vir., and his 

wife. Elizabeth Stansbury, of Md. Issue: 

Cornelia Stansbury. 

John Bleecker, b. Jan. 29, 1899 ; d. Sept. 14, 1900. 

Cornelia Jones, m, Nov. 20, 1878, Rear Admiral French 


Ensur Chadwick, U. S. N., son of Daniel C. Chadwick, and 
his wife, Margaret Eliza Evans, of Morgantown, W. Va. 

(VI. 22) JAMES DUANE JONES, 2d, son of Judge Sam- 
uel W. (V. 13) ; b. Jan. 20, 1828; d. Dec. 31, 1879; m. 1873, Mary 
Yates Dollilier, widow of . No issue. 

(VI. 23) DANIEL FRANCIS JONES, son of Judge Sam- 
uel W. (V. 13) ; b. Feb. 27, 1830; d. in Florida, July 26, 1863; 
not married. He was a Lieut, in the Confederate Army during 
the Civil War in Col. Dummitt's Reg. 

(VI. 24) EDMUND JONES, son of David W. (V. 14) ; b. 
March 10, 1824; d. Feb. 11, 1900; not married. Went to Cali- 
fornia when young and was interested there in gold mining and 
assaying. He later became shipmaster, and during the Civil War 

served as on the monitor "Itaska," under Admiral Farragut. 

(See Commander Mahan's "The Navy in the Civil War," Vol. 3, 

p. 67-72.) At the close of the war he went to the West, but 

soon returned and settled in Cold Spring Harbor, where he died. 

(VI. 26) DAVID JONES, son of David W. (V. 14) ; b. 
Dec. 28, 1828; m. Aug. 2, 1870, Julia, b. 1838; d. Dec. 22, 1903. 
dau. of William Coles Neilson, of N. Y., and Maria, his wife, dau. 
of Henry Kelsey, of L. I., by whom he had no issue. 

They resided in the old homestead of his father at Cold Spring 
Harbor until 1895, when he sold the place and settled in Flush- 
ing, L. I. 

William Coles Neilson was a son of James, of N. Y., and 
his wife Sarah, dau. of Genl. Nathaniel Coles, of Dosoris, L. I. 

(VI. 2-]) CHARLES JONES, son of David W. (V. 14) ; 
b. April 30, 183 1 ; m. Aug. 25, 1862, Clara Patterson Forrest, b. 
Feb. 20, 1846, dau. of Alexander Patterson Forrest and his wife, 
Mary Drummond, dau. of William and Jannet Drummond, who 
lived at Perth, of Perthshire, Scotland, and came to this country 
in 1829. William and Jannet Drummond were married in N. Y. 
City in 1835. «^"^ resided there until 1854. 

Mr. Jones removed from Cold Spring Harbor when young 


with his brother Elbert W., and settled in Waupun, Wis., where 
they conducted a large general store. Issue: 

VII. 13. Eleanor Forrest, b. July 29, 1863 ; d. July 24, 1890. 
-[-14. Mary Dorothy, b. Nov. 16, 1872. 

15. Robert Edmund, b. Feb. 23, 1877; d. Jan. 31, 1880. 

16. Edith Lenore, b. Feb. 27, 1881 ; d. Sept. 14, 1880. 

(VI. 28) ELBERT WILLIAM JONES, son of David W. 
(V. 14) ; b. Jan. 9, 1834; m. Aug. 29, 1864, Margaret Hope For- 
rest, b. April 10, 1843, ^ sister of his brother Charles' wife, Clara. 
Issue : 

+VII. 17. David William, b. Aug. 11, 1865. 
18. Frederick Elbert, b. May 9, 1869. 

He resides in Waupun, Wisconsin. 

(VI. 30) KEZIA JONES, dau. of Daniel Y. (V. 20) ; b. 
Oct. 9, 1849 ; "^- July 16, 1872, Henry F. Aldworth, of Brooklyn, 
L. I., son of Henry and his wife, Almira Baxter, b. 1826, dau. 
of Francis Baxter, and his wife, Rebecca Ham. Issue: 

Daniel Jones, b. Feb. 16, 1873. 

Henry Francis, b. April ii, 1875. 

Rosetta Baxter, b. Dec. 23, 1878. 

Alfred, b. March 19, 1881 ; d. July 16, 1881. 

Eliza, b. July 27, 1885. 

(VI. 33) ALICE S. JONES, dau. of Daniel Y. (V. 20) ; b. 
1858 ; m July 5, 1883, Harris Dobell Baker, of Flushing, L. L, son 
of George C. Baker, and his wife Phebe, dau. of Robert White, 
and his wife, Hannah Gibbs. No issue in 1892. 

(VI. 43) SAMUEL JACKSON JONES, son of Jacob S. J. 
(V. 38) ; b. June 12, 1844; m. Oct. 21, 1869, Julia Elizabeth Wel- 
wood, dau. of Arthur Welwood and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of 
George and Elizabeth Overis, of England. Issue: 

VII. 19. Florence C, b. Oct. 20, 1875. 

20. Ella Margarite, b. Oct. 24, 1877. 

21. Julia Elizabeth, b. Oct. 9, 1880. 

Lived at Jerusalem, now Wantagh, L. I. 


(VI. 44) CLARENCE JONES, son of Jacob S. J. (V. 38) ; 

b. Oct. 15, 1846: m. Mary Smith, dau. of . Issue: 

VII. 22. Laura. 

(VI. 53) MARY KINGSLAND JONES, dau. of Herman 
Le Roy Jones (V. 52) ; b. Oct. 4, 1870; m. Feb. 8, 1892, William 
H. Bradford, son of Wm. H., and his wife, Anna A. Issue : 

William, b. Nov. 20, 1893 ; d. March 20, 1900. 
George Dexter, b. June 12, 1897. 

(VI. 54) HERMAN LE ROY JONES, son of Herman Le 
Roy Jones (V. 52) ; b. Oct. 19, 1872; m. Feb. 17, 1896, Margaret, 
dau. of Philip Hone, of N. Y. City, and Emma Alward, his wife. 
Margaret Hone had been married twice before ; her first husband 
was Archibald K. Mackay, and her second Paul T. Wilkes, from 
each of whom she was divorced. Issue by her 3d husband 
(Jones) : 

VII. 23. Philip Hone Le Roy Jones, b. Jan. 19, 1899. 

By her husband Mackay (from whom she was divorced in 
1892), she had one daughter. She m. her 2d husband, Wilkes, 
in Oct., 1892. 

(VI. 55) DE WITT CLINTON JONES, son of De Witt 
C. (V. 55) ; b. Dec. 25, 1862; m. Jan. 20, 1891, Bessie Duncan 
Cannon, dau. of Henry Rutgers Cannon, M. D., of Elizabeth, 
N. J., and his wife, Mary C. Brinkerhoff. They reside in Eliz- 
abeth, N. J. Issue: 

VII. 24. De Witt Clinton, b. Nov. i, 1892. 
24a. Rutgers Brevort, b. Nov. 12, 1897. 

(VI. 59) ELLEN ROOSEVELT JONES, dau. of De Witt 
C- (V. 55) ; b. Feb. 23, 1874; m. Sept. 23, 1891, Frederick Glover 
Pyne, U. S. N., son of Rev. Charles M. Pyne and Eliza Glover, 
his wife, dau. of Daniel and Mary (Cruger) Glover. Living in 
1904 at Richmond Hill, L. I. Issue : 

Frederick Cruger, b. Sept. 8, 1902, at U. S. Naval Station, 
Ag^na, Island of Guam. 


Frederick G. Pyne is asst. paymaster in U. S. N., and is a 
descendant of Genl. Phil. Schuyler and Alexander Hamilton. 

(VI. 64) ELIZABETH CORALIE JONES, dau. of Oliver 
H. (V. 67) ; m. John Lyon Gardiner, the twelfth Proprietor of 
Gardiner's Island, L. I. Issue: 

Coralie Livingston; m. Nov. 10, 1892, Alexander R. Cox. 

Adele G. 




(See under Gardiner family.) 

(VI. 65) OLIVER LIVINGSTON JONES, son of Oliver 
H. (V. 67) ; b. May 4, 1850 ; m. Nov. 5, 1873, Mary E. Jones, dau. 
of Charles H. Jones (IV. 34). Issue, six children. 

(See under Mary E. Jones (V. 90) 

(VI. 66) ROSALIE ADELE JONES, dau. of Oliver H. 
(V. 67) ; b. Nov. 16, 1853; m. Jan. 20, 1876, Walton Oakley, b. 
Dec. 13, 1839; d. Feb. 11, 1883, son of Chief Justice Thos. J. 
Oakley, of N. Y. City. Issue: 

Walton Livingston, b. Jan. 14, 1877. 

Louisa Cruger, b. May 9, 1879; d. Feb. 26, 1881. 

Henry Cruger, b. May 11, 1882; d. March 26, 1884. 

Walton Oakley was a son of Chief Justice Thomas Jackson 
Oakley and his 2d wife Matilda (whom he married March 29, 
1831), dau. of Henry Cruger, of N. Y. City, and a grandson of 
Jesse Oakley, of Huntington, L. I. ; b. 28 April, 1748 ; d. 9 Nov., 
1827, who m., Feb. 12, 1775, Jerusha, b. Feb. 23, 1756; d. 12 Feb., 
1808, dau. of George Peters (4A). 

Chief Justice Thos, Jackson Oakley was b. Nov. 10, 1783; d. 
May II, 1857. 

(VI. d-]) MARTHA LOUISA JONES, dau. of Oliver H. 
(V. 67) ; b. 1856 ; m. June 7, 1877, Walter Rutherfurd, son of 
Walter, b. 1812, d. 1868, and his wife Isabella, dau. of Capt. 


David Brooks, U. S. A., and his wife, Frances Morris. Issue, two 

(See under Rutherfurd family.) 

(VI. 68) LILIAN LIVINGSTON JONES, dau. of Oliver 
H. (V. 6^) ; b. March 17, i860; m. Charles Remsen, son of Will- 
iam and his wife, Jane, dau. of John Suydam, of N. Y. City. 
Issue : 

Charles, b. 1891 ; d. March 22, 1899. 

(See under Remsen family.) 

(VI. 69) HELEN JONES, dau. of Samuel W. (V. 75) ; b. 
July 13, 1853; m. Feb. 24, 1876, Rev. Timothy O'Connell, by 
whom she had no issue. 

uel W. (V. 75) ; b. July 29, 1856; m. Nov. 19, 1879, William W. 
Wood, son of William W., of Huntington, L. I., and his first 
wife, Eliza S. Scudder, widow of W. W. Kissam, and dau. of 
Henry and Elizabeth (Hewlett) Scudder. Issue: 

Elizabeth Hewlett, b. Oct. 25, 1880. 
Anna Lawton, b. May 30, 1882. 
William Wilton, b. Aug. 2, 1883. 
Susan Jones, b. May 11, 1886. 
Henry Lawrence, b. Nov. 10, 1893. 

(See under Wood family.) 

(VI. 71) SAMUEL VAN WYCK JONES, son of Samuel 
^- (V. 75) ; b. June 6, 1858; m. first, June 5. 1882, Anna, d. 
July 25, 1882, dau. of Cyrus W. Lawton, of New Rochelle, and 
his wife Sally, dau. of Newbury Davenport (2d), son of New- 
bury. 1st, and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Hewlett. Issue: 

VII. 25. . 

M. 2d, Sept. 14, 1892, Elena, dau. of Sefior Pedro Pont, of 
Largos, State of Jalisco, Mexico, and his wife, Librada Zamora. 


He bom in France, came to America and served in Maximilian's 
army. Issue : 

VII. 26. Elena Maria, b. 1894. 

27. Samuel William, b. 1895. 

28. Maria Louisa, b. 1896. 

29. Joseph Robert, b. 1898. 

When young he went to N. Y. City, and in 1877 he went to 
Texas where he was interested in wool growing. In 1887 he 
removed to Mexico, where he became a dealer in agricultural im- 

(VI. 72) SUSAN M. JONES, dau. of Samuel W. (V. 75) ; 
b. Dec. 17, 1863 ; m. Oct. 6, 1885, William Negley, of Texas, for- 
merly of Hagerstown, Md. He b. 1854; was a son of Peter, and 
his wife, Laura Rickenbaugh. Issue: 

William Robert, b. July 17, 1886. 
Richard Van Wyck, b. Dec. 22, 1887. 
William Walter, b. 1895. 
Gertrude, b. 1896. 
William Lewis, b. 1898. 

(VI. 74) VIRGINIA JONES, dau. of Waher R. (V. 76) ; 
b. Oct. 21, 1848; m. Oct. 19, 1875, Oliver Jones Woodhull, b. 
Nov. 19, 1846, son of Josiah and his wife Hannah, dau. of Will- 
iam H. Jones (IV. 25). They removed from Woodbury, L. L, 
and settled in San Antonio, Texas, where he is engaged in the 
cattle and wool growing business. No issue in 1904. 

(See under Woodhull family.) 

(VI. 75) WILLIAM HEWLETT JONES, son of Walter 
R. (V. 76) ; b. March 18, 1855 ; m. first, Jan. 7, 1879, Lucy, b. 
i860; d. June 17, 1886, dau. of Van Gaasback Du Mont, of Bath- 
on-the-Hudson, and his wife, Henrietta Mosier, of Esopus. Issue : 

VII. 30. Henrietta L., b. July 29, 1885. 
31. Child, d. in infancy. 

M. 2d, Jan. 21, 1891, Helen Agnes, dau. of Charles C. Smith, 


of Huppague, L. I., and his wife, Adelia Hawkins, of Islip, L. I. 
Issue : 

VII. 32. Virginia Martha, b. May 21, 1894. 
33. Adele, b. Feb. 8, 1896. 

He resided in the old homestead of his father at Woodbury, 
L. I., and for several years was Commissioner of Highways. In 
he was elected Supervisor of the town of Oyster Bay. 

(VI. 76) JOHN HENRY JONES, son of Samuel A. (V. 
81) ; b. Dec. 2^, 185 1 ; m. first, Oct. 2, 1879, Nora Jarvis Scudder, 
b. March 30, 1854; d. June 7, 1886, dau. of Henry G. Scudder, of 
Huntington, L. 1., and his first wife, Eleanor E. Murray, of New 
Jersey; no issue. (See Scudder family.) 

M. 2d, June 18, 1890, Helen Folsom Baker, b. Feb. 4, 1868, 
dau. of Rev. E. Folsom Baker and his 2d wife, Sarah A. Watson, 
of Unadilla, N. Y. (See Baker family), by whom he also had no 

He received his early education at the schools of his native 
place (Cold Spring Harbor, L. I.) and in 1866 was sent to Col. 
Marlborough Churchill's Military Academy at Sing Sing (now 
Ossining), N. Y., where he remained until 1869, when he went 
to N. Y. City as a clerk in the office of his uncle, Townsend Jones 
(V. 82), then of the firm of Jones, Underbill & Scudder, and 
remained in their employ and in that of their successor, Underbill 
& Scudder, until the latter's dissolution in 1902, when a new firm 
was formed under the name of Ladd, Burling & Co., with John 
H. Jones as a member of the company. In 1904 Mr. Jones with- 
drew and settled upon his father's place at Cold Spring Harbor, 
L. I., where he finished the compilation of this Jones genealogy. 
(See preface.) 

(VI. Tj) WALTER MOTT JONES, son of Samuel A. (V. 
81); b. Sept. 6, 1854; d. Feb. 7, 1902; m. Dec. 4, 1886, Ellen 
Shepherd Van Cleef, dau. of James Spencer Van Cleef, of Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., and his wife, Harriet Mulford Howell, of East- 
hampton, L. I. Issue: 

VII. 34. Walter Rysam, b. Oct. 7, 1887. 

35. Elizabeth Van Cleef, b. June 22, 1889. 


36. Esther Mott, b. June 6, 1893. 

37. Harriet Howell, b. Dec. 4, 1894; d. June 15, 1896. 

His early education was derived from the same schools as that 
of his brother, John H. In 1872 he accepted a clerkship in the 
Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., of N. Y. City, of which his uncle, John 
D. Jones (V. 79), was then prest. Under the latter's guidance 
he arose from one official position to another and was finally ap- 
pointed by him as assistant secy. The duties of this office were 
faithfully and conscientiously carried out by Mr. Jones, and dur- 
ing the last three years of his life he was, by reason of the illness 
of the secretary, discharging the duties of that office also. It 
was the wish of the prest. and of those under him that Mr. Jones 
might succeed to the secretaryship, but he did not live to see his 
wishes fulfilled. In 1902 the secy, resigned, and Mr. A. A. Raven, 
who had in the meantime succeeded Mr. John D. Jones as prest., 
not favoring the latter's nephew as secretary, handed in to the 
Board of Directors the name of another, who confirmed the same. 
This was a terrible disappointment to Mr. Jones and had much 
to do with the latter's illness and subsequent death. Thus were 
the wishes of one undone by those of another who had been most 
befriended by him. 

Throughout his long career in the employ of the company Mr. 
Jones faithfully and honorably discharged the duties incumbent 
upon him, but an early death cut short a career of untiring energy 
and devotion in all his business and family relations. 

(VI. 80) TOWNSEND JONES, son of Townsend (V. 
82) ; b. May 14, 1854; m. April 30, 1879, Catharine, b. May 21, 
1858, dau. of Rev. Robert T. Howard, of Cold Spring Harbor, 
L. I., formerly of Charleston, S. C, and his wife, Hester M., dau. 
of Billop Seaman. Issue: 

VII. 38. Mary Catharine, b. March 19, 1880; m. Nov. 6, 
1905, MacAllaster Moore. Issue: 
Townsend Merriam Moore, b. Aug. 26, 1906. 

39. Townsend Howard, b. April 30, 1882; d. Feb. 19, 


40. Elise Howard, b. Nov. 26, 1886. 

41. Marguerite Howard, b. Dec. 31, 1890. 


Mr. Jones is a graduate of Columbia College, class of 1876. 
He studied law in the office of Moore, Hand &. Bonney, of N. Y. 
City, and was soon admitted to the Bar. In 1882, Mr. C. B. Moore 
withdrawmg, he was admitted as the junior partner. Mr. C. A. 
Hand dying later, his nephew, Augustus N. Hand, took his place, 
and the business continued under the firm name of Hand, Bonney 
& Jones. 

(VI. 81) JOSHUA THOMAS JONES, son of Townsend 
(V. 82); b.'Sept. 8, 1855; d. Oct. 5, 1905; m. June 16, 1886, 
Alethea Augusta, dau. of Isaac Labagh, of N. Y. City. No issue. 

In 1872 he was in the employ of the Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. 
of N. Y. City. In 1879 he was engaged in the manufacture of 
chemicals in Burlington, Vt., but returned to N. Y. City, where 
in 1885 he was connected with the Ship Masters' Association. 
In 1886-1889 he was again connected with the Atlantic Mutl. Ins. 
Co., but in 1890 resigned and returned to Cold Spring Harbor, 
L. I., and resided in the homestead of his father. 

(VI. 86) WILLIAM EDWARD JONES, son of William 
E. (V. 83) ; b. Nov. 10, 1869; d. Nov. 30, 1906. Resided in the 
old homestead of his father at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., and was 
engaged in the real estate business in N. Y. City. At the time 
of his death he was Warden and Treasurer of St. John's Church, 
and held several other offices of responsibility and trust in the 
town in which he resided. 

Walter R. T. (V. 85) ; b. July 2, 1855 i m- April 3, 1877, Major 
Charles William Whipple, U. S. A., son of Major Genl. Amiel 
Weeks Whipple, and his wife, Eleanor Mary, dau. of Col. John 
N. Sherburne. Issue: 

Walter Jones, b. July 17, 1878. 
William, b. Jan. 27, 1880. 
Sherburne, b. May 2, 1881. 
Annette Bailey, b. Aug. 21, 1883. 
Eleanor Sherburne, b. May 13, 1887. 

(See under Whipple and Sherburne families.) 


Walter R. T. (V. 85) ; b. Oct. 10, 1863, and d. at St. Paul's School, 
Concord, N. H., March 27, 1879, from the effects of a violent 
fever caused by overexertion in gymnastic exercises. He was an 
exceptionally bright and promising young man, and his early 
death was a great loss to the family. He was a great favorite 
with both teachers and scholars, and stood high in his class, rank- 
ing first or second among thirty-three members. His teachers 
spoke of him as "a young man of pure and tender feeling, and 
left a high record for one dying on the threshold of life." We 
quote from a tribute to his memory by the members of his class : 
"We testify to the honorable and conscientious conduct of our 
fellow scholar, to his perfect truthfulness, to his pure and un- 
stained life and conversation, and to his loyalty and manliness in 
all his relations to the school and to his classmates." 

(VI. 89) LOUISE ELIZABETH JONES, dau. of Oliver 
L. (VI. 65) ; b. Sept. 18, 1875. 

(VI. 90) CHARLES HERBERT JONES, son of Oliver L. 
(VI. 65) ; b. Dec. 18, 1877. 

(VI. 91) OLIVER LIVINGSTON JONES, son of Oliver 
L. (VI. 65) ; b. April i, 1880. 

(VI. 92) ROSALIE GARDINER JONES, dau. of Oliver 
L. (VI. 65) ; b. Feb. 24, 1883. 

(VI. 93) ARTHUR EATON JONES, son of Oliver L. 
(VI. 65) ; b. Aug. 20, 1884. 

(VI. 94) PHILIP LIVINGSTON JONES, son of Oliver 
L. (VI. 65) : b. May 5, 1890. 

(VI. 96) RICHARD EVERETT JONES, son of Richard 
H. (V. iioF) ; b. 26 Oct., 1874. Lived in Huntington, L. I. Not 
married in 1904. 

(VI. 97) WALTER JONES, son of David (V. 114) ; b. at 
Gravesend, L. I. 


(VII. 2) SAMUEL S. JONES, son of Edgar T. (VI. i), 
and his 2d wife, Elizabeth, b. May 15, 1873. Issue: 

VIII. I. Child, b. before 1903. 

(VII. 6) EDITH S. JONES, dau. of WilHam H. (VI. 12) ; 
b. July 18, 1864; m. Clemence De Mott Davison, son of Lewis 
and Mary, of Rockville Centre, L. I. Issue: 

Hazel Osborne, b. Aug. 15, 1896. 
Lois Stanhope, b. Dec. 5, 1897. 
Lewis William, b. July 2, 1899. 
Edith Mildred, b. April 26, 1901. 

(VII. 8) ALICE P. JONES, dau. of William H. (VI. 12) ; 
b. Feb. 28, 1869; m. Winfield Davison, son of Alexander and 
Mary, of Rockville Centre, L. I. Issue: 

Edith Lam, b. Nov. 27, 1889. 
Marion C, b. Dec. 15, 1890. 
Alma Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1900. 

(VII. 10) TOWNSEND S. JONES, son of William H. 
(VI. 12) ; b. June i, 1876: m. Agnes Mastens, dau. of Herman 
J. and Anna, of Baldwins, L. I. Issue: 

VIII. 2. Catharine A., b. June 3, 1901. 

3. William H., b. March 10, 1903. 

(VII. 14) MARY DOROTHY JONES, dau. of Charles 
(VI. 27) ; b. Nov. 16, 1872; m. Oct. 9, 1895, George Edgar New- 
comb, of Atchison, Kansas. Issue: 

Clara Forrest, b. Aug. 21, 1898. 

(VII. 17) DAVID WILLIAM JONES, son of Elbert W. 
(VI. 28) ; b. Aug. II, 1865; m. July 21, 1891, Maud Jennings, 
dau. of . They reside in Waupun, Wisconsin. Issue: 

VIII. 4. Margaret Elizabeth, b. April 26, 1892. 

5. Elbert William, b. March 31, 1894. 

6. Mabel Jennings, b. May 6. 1898. 



(i) COL. RICHARD FLOYD, the first of his name on 
Long Island; b. in Wales about 1620; came to Setauket, L. I., 

1656; d. about 1690; m, Susannah, b. 1626, d. 1706, dau. of . 

Was a justice and Col. of the Suffolk Co. Militia. 

(2) COL. RICHARD FLOYD, son of Col. Richard (i) ; b. 
May 12, 1661 ; d. Feb. 28, 1737; m. Sept. 10, 1686, Margaret, b. 
1662, d. 1718, dau. of Col. Matthias Nicoll (Secy, of Colony of 
New York), and his wife, Abigail, dau. of . Issue: 

Susannah, b. 1688 ; m. Edmund Smith, son of Adam, son 
of Richard, of the "Bull" Smith family, of Smithtown. 

Margaret, b. 1690; m. Rev. John Thomas, of Hempstead. 

Charity, b. 1692; d. 1758; m. ist, Benjamin Nicoll; m. 2d, 
Dr. Samuel Johnson. 

Eunice, b. 1694; m. Wm. Stephens. 

Ruth, b. 1699; m. Walter Dongan. 

3. Richard, b. 1703; d. 1771 ; m. Elizabeth Hutchinson. 

4. Nicoll, b. 1705; d. 1752; m. Tabitha Smith. 

(3) COL. RICHARD FLOYD, son of Col. Richard (2) ; b. 
Dec. 29, 1703; d. April 21, 1771 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Col. Sam- 
uel Hutchinson, of Southold, L. L, March 4, 1730. Issue: 

+5. Richard, and others. 

(4) COL. NICOLL FLOYD, son of Col. Richard (2), b. 
Aug. 27, 1705; d. 1752; m. Tabitha, dau. of Jonathan Smith, of 
Smithtown. He resided at Mastic, L. I. Issue: 

6. Ruth; m. Genl. Nathaniel Woodhull. 

7. William, b. Dec. 17, 1734 (the "Signer" of the Declara- 

tion of Independence) ; m. ist, , dau. of Wm. 

Jones, of Southampton (not of this Jones family) ; m. 

2d, , dau. of Selah Strong, of Setauket, L. I. 


Charles, and other children. 

(5) COL. RICHARD FLOYD, son of Col. Richard (3) ; b. 
Feb. 26, 1731 ; d. Feb. 6, 1791 ; m. Nov. 2, 1757, Arabella, b. Dec. 
7, 1734; d. May 29, 1785; dau. of Judge David Jones (II. 2). 
Issue : 


-f-8. David Richard, b. Nov. 14, 1764; who became David 

Richard FLOYD-JONES (i). 
+9. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 8, 1758; m. John P. de Lancey. 
-|-io. Anne Willett, b. Aug. 17, 1767; m. Samuel B. Nicoll. 

(See account of Col. Richard (5), under Arabella Jones (III. 

(9) ELIZABETH FLOYD, dau. of Col. Richard (5); b. 
Aug. 8, 1758; d. May 7, 1820; m, Sept. 28, 1785, John P. de Lan- 
cey, b. July 15, 1753 ; d. Jan. 30, 1828, son of Lieut. Gov. James 
de Lancey and his wife Anna, dau. of Hon. Caleb Heathcote. 

Thomas James, b. Aug. 12, 1789; d. Dec. 22, 1822. 

Edward Floyd, b. June 18, 1795 ; d. Oct. 19, 1820. 

William Heathcote, b. Oct. 8, 1797; d. April 5, 1865. The 

first Bishop of Western New York. 
Anne Charlotte, b. Sept. 17, 1786; d. May 29, 1852; m. Dec. 

10, 1827, John Loudon McAdam ; no issue. 
Susan Augusta, b. Jan. 28, 1792; d. Jan. 20, 1852; m. Jan. i, 

181 1, James Fenimore Cooper (the novelist). 
Maria Frances, b. Aug. 3, 1793 ; d. Jan. 17, 1806. 
Elizabeth Caroline, b. March 4, 1801 ; d. Feb. 25, i860. 
Martha Arabella, b. Jan. 10, 1803. 

John P. de Lancey was Major of the Pennsylvania Loyalists, 
a corps of provincial troops commanded by Col. Wm. Allen. 
James (eldest brother of John P. de Lancey), b. 1732, became an 
aide to Genl. Abercrombie, with the rank of Captain. After his 
father's death in 1760 he became "the head of the family and of 
the party known by his name until the Revolution." He was a 
member of the Genl. Assembly. 1768- 1775, and member of the 
Governor's Council. His whole family opposed the Congressional 
Party and supported the English King. He went to England in 
1775, and was later attainted and banished by the Act of Attainder 
of 1779. in which his brother-in-law. Judge Thomas Jones (III. 
3). who had married his sister Anne, was included. 

( 10) ANNE WILLETT FLOYD, dau. of Col. Richard ( 5) ; 
b. Aug, 17, 1767: d. June 8, 1813 ; m. Dec. 6, 1784, Samuel Ben- 


jamin Nicoll, b. Sept. 4, 1764, son of William, of Shelter Island, 
L. I., commonly called "Clerk Nicoll." He d. Sept. 19, 1828, with 
issue as follows: 

Richard Floyd. 

William, b. Dec. 6, 1787. 

Elizabeth Floyd, b. Feb. 9, 1790. 

Anna Willet, b. Feb. 14, 1792. 

Samuel B., b. March 25, 1794. 

Thomas E., b. Jan. 2, 1796. 

Maria C, b. Nov. 2, 1798. 

John C, b. April 17, 1800. 

Glorianna, b. May 24, 1803. 

Arabella Jones Floyd, b. Jan. 26, 1807. 



David Richard Floyd (8), son of Col. Richard Floyd (5) 
and his wife, Arabella Jones (III. 4), in pursuance with the 
will of his grandfather, Judge David Jones (II. 2), and an Act of 
the Legislature of March 14, 1788, took in addition to his own sur- 
name that of Jones, and thereby became known as David Richard 
Floyd-Jones, the first of the family bearing that double name on 
Long Island. 

(i) DAVID RICHARD FLOYD-JONES, formerly David 
Richard Floyd (8), b. Nov. 14, 1764; d. Feb. 10, 1826; m. Sept. 
20, 1785, Sarah, b. March 26, 1758; d. Feb. 29, 1844, dau. of 
Hendrick Onderdonk and his wife Phebe, dau. of Col. Benjamin 
Tredwell. Issue : 

2. David Thomas, b. April 25, 1787; d. June 12, 1787. 
-f3. Thomas, b. July 23, 1788; d. Aug. 23, 1851 ; Brig. Genl. 

4. Arabella, b. Feb. 6, 1790; d. May 5, 1790. 
+5. Henry Onderdonk, b. Jan. 3, 1792; d. Dec. 20, 1862; Maj. 

6. Andrew Onderdonk, b. Jan. 9, 1794; d. Feb. 11, 1794. 

Hendrick Onderdonk, his father-in-law, was of the 3d genera- 
tion of America, being a son of Andries and his wife, Gertrude 
Lott. Some of his family supported the American side. He was 
b. Dec. II, 1724; d. March 31, 1809. His wife Phebe, whom he 
m. May 20, 1750, was b. July 12, 1730; d. Dec. 19, 1801. 

As David Richard Floyd-Jones' grandfather, Judge David 
Jones (11.2), by his will entailed his Fort Neck property in-tail 
male upon his only son, Judge Thomas Jones (HI. 3), and in 
default of such issue, to his daughter Arabella in tail-male, this 
David Richard Floyd- Jones (i), by reason of such default, and 
being the only son of Arabella, became possessed of the large 
landed estate and enjoyed it during his life. 

Shortly after his succeeding to the estate he was admonished 


by his uncle, Judge Thomas Jones (III. 3) in the following words : 
"Behave with caution and prudence, and let me beg of you by 
your conduct never to disgrace the families of your two grand- 
fathers. Always remember, one was first in Queens, the other 
in Suffolk." That he regarded this advice and lived with probity 
and honor there is every evidence. He was a faithful churchman, 
never failing on Sunday mornings to drive ten miles to St. 
George's Church, at Hempstead, which was his nearest parish 

David R. (i) ; b. July 23, 1788; d. Aug. 23, 185 1; m. Jan. 28, 
1812, Cornelia H. Jones, b. April 22, 1796; d. Dec. 29, 1839, dau. 
of Maj. William Jones (IV. 4). Issue: 

+7. David Richard, b. April 6, 1813 ; d. Jan. 8, 1871 (the 

Lieut. Gov.). 
+8. William, b. March 10, 1815 ; d. Feb. 7, 1896. 
+9. Elbert, b. Feb. 7, 1817; d. Feb. 17, 1901. 
-f 10. Sarah Maria, b. Dec. 10, 1818; d. Jan. 2, 1892. 

He succeeded to the Fort Neck estate on his father's death in 
1826, and was the last possessor under the entail created by his 
great-grandfather, Judge David Jones (II. 2), in 1768. In 1830 
the law of entail was abolished, and he became possessed of the 
whole estate in fee simple. He died in 185 1, intestate, and the 
estate was divided between his four children above named, each 
one receiving about 1,200 acres of land. 

David R. (i) ; b. Jan. 3, 1792; d. Dec. 20, 1862; m. Helen, b. 
Nov. 24, 1792 ; d. July 18, 1872, dau. of Charles Watts, of South 
Carolina. Issue : 

11. Sarah, b. Oct. i, 1818; d. Aug. 10, 1900; unm. 

12. Henry, b. March 10, 1820; d. Feb. 20, 1849; unm. 
-f-13. Charles, d. 1874. 

-I-14. Josephine K., m. John D. Jones (V. 79). 
H-I5. Edward, b. Jan. 26, 1823; d. Jan. 23, 1901. 
-|-i6. De Lancey, b. Jan. 23, 1826; d. Jan. 19, 1902. 

17. Helen Watts, b. Dec. 9. 1827; d. July 25, 1855; unm. 

In 1829 and 1830 was Member of Assembly from Queens Co., 


and from 1836 to 1840 was Senator for First District, comprising 
Long Island, Staten Island, and the City of New York. 

son of Brig. Genl. Thomas (3) ; b. at Fort Neck, L. I., April 6, 
1813; d. Jan. 8, 1871 ; m. June 25, 1845, Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 
14, 1818, dau. of George W. Stanton, of Albany, N. Y., and his 
wife Sally, dau. of Theophilus Morgan, of Killingworth, Conn. 
Issue : 

18. Stanton, b. June 11, 1846; d. Feb. 17, 1848. 
-I-19. George Stanton, b. Dec. 25, 1848. 

20. Thomas Richard, b. Dec. 15, 185 1 ; d. Feb. 4, 1857. 

21. Mary Louisa, b. Sept. 29, 1853. 

22. Henrietta, b. Oct. 22, 1855; d. Nov. 13, 1897. 
+23. Sarah Hall, b. Sept. 18, 1857. 

24. Thomas Langley, b. Oct. 7, 1859; d. Aug. 30, 1861. 

His early education was obtained at a public school near his 
father's homestead on Fort Neck. He commenced his classical 
studies in Christ Church School. Manhasset, L. I., and en- 
tered the sophomore class in Union College, Schenectady, where 
he graduated in 1832. He studied law in the office of Judge 
Samuel W. Jones (V. 13). of Schenectady, and in 1835 com- 
menced practice in N. Y. City with Jas. P. Howard. In 1840 
he began his political career in N. Y. City and prominently iden- 
tified himself with the Democratic party. 

In 1840 to 1842 he was a Member of Assembly from N. Y. 
City, and from 1844 to 1846 was a member of the State Senate. 
In 1847 he was appointed Clerk of the Superior Court of N. Y. 
City by Chief Justice Oakley, which office he held until 1852, when 
he retired from public life. 

In 1857 he again entered public life and represented his native 
county of Queens in the Assembly. In 1859 he was nominated 
for the office of Secy, of State, and after being unanimously rati- 
fied by the State Convention at Utica was elected to that office. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he took a decided stand 
against the Southern States, and in a speech made by him on 
July 4, 1862 (then printed), he set forth his views upon the crisis 
in strong and unmistakable words. 

In the fall of that year he was elected Lieut. Governor of the 


State of N. Y., "The duties of which he discharged with un- 
swerving devotion to the Union." 

One who had known him intimately in pubHc Hfe, and was a 
pohtical opponent, spoke of him in the following manner in the 
House shortly after his death: "He passed through life from 
the beginning to the end of it, I believe, without a single blemish 
upon his reputation or standing before the entire community of 
this State. No man in the heat of party strife or conflict, no 
man in the heat of debate upon the floor in either branch of the 
Legislature, was ever heard to say aught against his pure and 
upright character, and no man who watched him can say aught 
than that he worked with his whole heart and soul for the benefit 
of those who had placed him in position." 

He was a devout churchman, and, quoting from an article in 
the Church Journal of 1871, "His influence and usefulness in the 
councils of the Church need no other record than the important 
positions which he filled in the Diocese of N. Y. previous to its 
recent division, and subsequently in the Diocese of Long Island. 
In the new diocese his important services were immediately rec- 
ognized and acknowledged at its Primary Convention by his be- 
ing elected a member of the Standing Committee, a deputy to the 
General Convention, and also a deputy to the Federal Council. 
He was appointed on the Special Committees on Canons, and on 
the Revision of the Constitution and Canons, in both of which he 
served with marked ability. 

"As a churchman he has left his record, 'read and known of 
men.' " 

(8) WILLIAM FLOYD-JONES, son of Brig. Genl. 
Thomas (3) ; b. March 10, 1815; d. Feb. 7, 1896; m. Caroline 
Amelia, b. July 31, 1822; d. Dec. 9, 1886, dau. of Robert Black- 
well, of N. Y. City, Issue: 

-f-25. Fanny, b. 1849. 

26. Robert Blackwell, b. 1850. 
+27. Ella, b. 1852. 
-h28. Jeannie, b. 1853. 

29. William Chauncey, b. 1855. 

30. Royal Phelps, b. 1859; d. March 18, 1900. 
+31. Frederick, b. i860. 

+32. William, b. 1867 ; d. Dec. 16, 1899. 


He resided at Massapequa, L. L, the former home of Hon. 
David S. Jones (IV. 7). Unlike his brothers he took but Httle 
active interest in poUtics, and was engaged in the hardware busi- 
ness in N. Y. City until 1856. He succeeded his brother, Lieut. 
Gov. David R. (7), in the Councils of the Prot. Epis. Church on 
L. I., being a member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, 
and a Trustee of the "Cathedral Foundation." 

(9) ELBERT FLO YD- JONES, son of Brig. Genl. Thomas 
(3) ; b. Feb. 7, 1817; d. Feb. 17, 1901 ; m. first, June 5, 1838, 
Emily, b. 1815, d. April 29, 1845, dau. of Plunket F. Glentworth, 
M. D., of Phila., and his wife, Harriet Bostock, dau. of James 
Budden, of Phila. Issue: 

-I-33. CorneUa, b. April 23, 1839; d. Nov. 24, 1890. 

-I-34. Thomas, b. March 21, 1841. 

+35. George, b. Dec. 31, 1842. 

-t-36. Emily Glentworth, b. April 18, 1845. 

M. 2d, Jan. 25, 1848, Mary Caroline, b. April 16, 1828; d. 
Nov. 19, 1867, dau. of Isaac Wigham, of N. Y. City, and his 
wife, Mary Seaman. Issue: 

37. William, b. Jan. 24, 185 1; d. Oct. 14, 1857. 

38. Mary Wigham, b. Aug. 12, 1853; d. June 16, 1855. 

39. Elizabeth Underbill, b. March 31, 1858. 
-i-40. Edward Pearsall. b. Oct. i, i860. 

41. Arthur, b. Oct. 31, 1862. 

42. Elbert, b. April 7, 1867. 

M. 3d, Oct. 21, 1869, Martha A., b. March 24, 1836; d. Oct. 

17. 1870, dau. of Thorne, of Middletown, Conn., and his 

wife Sarah, dau. of Townsend, of N. Y. City. Issue : 

43. Sarah Thorne, b. Oct. 9, 1870; d. Oct. 12, 1870. 
M. 4th, Jan. 17, 1872, Elizabeth Morrison, dau. of Jeremiah 

Smith, of N. Y. City, and his wife Emily, dau. of , by 

whom he had no issue. 

He was educated at Clinton Academy, Easthampton, L. I. In 
politics he was a Democrat of the old school of Jefferson and 
Jackson, and during the Civil War was an ardent supporter of 
the l^nion. In 1844 he was elected as Member of Assembly 


from Queens Co., and after thirty years of retirement he was 
again elected a Member of Assembly in 1877 and 1878. 

The Glentworth family to which Mr. Floyd- Jones' first wife 
belonged are descended from Thos. Glentworth (i), and his wife, 
Mary Green, who came from London to Phila. in the 17th century. 
(See Debrett's Peerage, p. 468.) He had a son Thomas (2), 

of Phila.. who m. Bankson. Dr. George (3), a son of 

Thomas (2), b. in Phila., 1735; d. 1792, was a surgeon in the 
British Army. He m. 1764, Margaretta Linton, b. in Phila. 1743, 
d. 181 5, dau. of John and Martha Linton. Dr. Plunket F. Glent- 
worth (4), son of Dr. George (3), and father of Emily, who m. 
Elbert Floyd-Jones, was b. in Phila. 1768, d. 1832, m. 1794, widow 
Bostock, of Barbadoes (nee Harriet Buden), dau. of Capt. Jas. 
Buden, of Phila., and a son of Wm. Buden and Marguerite de 

(10) SARAH MARIA FLOYD-JONES, dau. of^ Brig. 
Genl, Thomas (3), b. Dec. 10, 1818; d. Jan. 2, 1892; m. 1854, 
Coleman Williams, b. 1805 ; d. Dec. 27, 1891, of N. Y, City, for- 
merly of Halifax Court House, Virginia, and his wife, Mary 
Lewis. Issue : 

Coleman Gandy, b. 1858; d. May 28, 1900, at Massapequa, 
L. I. ; m. Jan, 24, 1894, Edith Hawley, b. 1868, dau. of 
Henry E. Hawley and his wife, Elizabeth Lockwood. 
Issue : 

Sarah Floyd-Jones, b. Feb. 5, 1895. 

Edith, b. May 3, 1896. 

Coleman Hawley, b. March 3, 1898. 

(13) CHARLES FLOYD-JONES, son of Maj. Gen. Henry 
O. (5) ; d. 1874; m. Isabella M. Semple, d. Nov. 3, 1888, dau. of 
. Issue : 

43a. Robert. 
43b. Henry. 
44. Semple. 

(15) EDWARD FLOYD-JONES, son of Maj. Genl. Henry 
O. (5) ; b. Jan. 26, 1823; d. Jan. 23, 1901 ; m. Mary, b. Dec. 14, 


1839; d. May 23, 1874, dau. of Dr. Frederick Lord, of Greenport, 
L. I. Issue : 

45. Helen Watts, b. Sept. 9, 1863. 
-t-46. Louisa Ackerly, b. Sept. 13, 1867. 
+47. Edward Henr>', b. Jan. i, 1869. 

He received his education at the Union Academy, Jamaica, 
L. I. In 1849 he went to California and was engaged in the sell- 
ing of agricultural implements under the firm of Jones & Hewlett, 
at Stockton. Cal. Henry Hewlett, his partner, later was prest. of 
the Bank of Stockton. 

On his return from California Mr. Floyd- Jones settled in the 
old homestead of his fathers at South Oyster Bay, and in 1886 was 
elected Supervisor of Queens Co. 

In 1891 he was elected State Senator, receiving in Queens Co. 
r 1,537. while Roswell P. Flower, who was elected Governor, 
received 11.543 votes. The Senatorial district was No. i, and 
consisted of the counties of Queens and SuflFolk. 

(16) COL. DE LANCEY FLOYD-JONES, son of Maj. 
Genl. Henry O. (5) ; b. Jan. 23, 1826; d. Jan. 19, 1902; m. first, 
June 24, 1852, Laura Jeannie, dau. of Warcham Whitney, of 
Rochester, N. Y., by whom he had no issue. 

M. 2d., . 

Graduated from West Point in June, 1846, when he was only 
twenty years of age, and in Sept. of that year was commissioned 
2d Lieut, in the 7th U. S. Infantry, serving under Genl. Zachary 
Taylor in Mexico, and served with distinction throughout the 
Mexican War. In 1848 he was commissioned ist Lieut, for gal- 
lant conduct in the battle of Molino del Key, and on 31 July, 1854, 
promoted to the captaincy. In 1856 he was sent to California 
to serve against the Kalmath Indians. 

On 14 May. 1861. he was commissioned as Major of the nth 
Infantry, and served in the battles of Yorktown, Gaines Mill and 
Malvern Hill. In 1863 he became Lieut. Col. of the 19th Infantry. 
On 25 June, 1867, he was made Colonel of 3d Regt. of Infantry 
and served against the Indians in the West from 1868 to 1879, 
when he retired from active service. 


( 19) GEORGE STANTON FLOYD-JONES, son of Lieut. 
Gov. David R. (7) ; b. Dec. 25, 1848; m. Feb. 4, 1880, Anita, 
dau. of Thomas J. Owen, of N. Y., and his wife, Emihe Ketchum, 
d. Aug-. 21, 1901, dau. of Medad Piatt. No issue in 1904. 

He was for many years connected with the Atlantic Mutl. Int 
Co. of N. Y. City, and in 1902 succeeded Mr. G. Mitchell as 
secy, of the Co. 

He was a member of St. Ignatius' Church, N. Y. City, and was 
a member of its vestry until 1894, when he and his wife joined 
the Roman Catholic Church. 

He resided at South Oyster Bay, L. L 

(22) HENRIETTA FLOYD-JONES, dau. of Lieut. Gov. 
David R. (7) ; b. Oct. 22, 1855; d. Nov. 13, 1897. She was a 
graduate of St, Mary's Hall, Burlington, N. J., and spent much 
of her time in study and intellectual pursuits. In 1892 she joined 
the Sisterhood of St. John the Baptist and devoted the remaining 
years of her life to religious work under the direction of that 
community. She died of pneumonia in St. Andrew's Hospital. 
Just before her death she had been spoken of as the possible suc- 
cessor of the "Mother Superior" of that Sisterhood. 

(23) SARAH HALL FLOYD-JONES, dau. of Lieut. Gov. 
David R. (7) ; b. Sept. 18, 1857 ! m- J""^ 28, 1892, Capt. Nathaniel 
W. Barnardiston, an officer in the Duke of Cambridge's "Own 
Middlesex Regt.," England, eldest son of Col. Nathaniel, of the 
Ryes, Sudbury, Suffolk Co., Eng., and Lady Florence Barnardis- 
ton, dau. of the 4th Earl of Dartmouth. Issue : 

Joan, b. Jan. 31, 1897, at Colchester, Eng. 

(25) FANNY FLOYD-JONES, dau. of William (8) ; b. 
1849; "1- 1870, Charles D. Leverich. Issue: 

Caroline Duncan, b. 1875 ; m. Dec. 12, 1900, John L. Riker 
(the second), a son of Samuel Riker, of Corona, L. I., and 
his wife, Mary Stryker. 

Mathilde Gertrude, b. 1880. 

Gertrude Riker, b. 1887. 

(27) ELLA FLOYD-JONES, dau. of William (8), b. 1852 ; 


d. Oct. 9, 1892; m. 1878, Wm. Carpender, of New Brunswick, 
N. J., son of J. S. Carpender and gr. son of Col. William, of U. 
S. Army. His maternal grandfather was Dr. John Neilson, of 
N. Y. City. Issue: 

Edith, b. 1880. 

Noel Lispenard, b. 1882, 

Jeannie, b. 1887. 

(28) JEANNIE FLOYD-JONES, dau. of William (8), b. 
1853; m. Nov. 9, 1880, William Robinson. Issue: 

Margaret, b. 1881. 

(31) FREDERICK FLOYD-JONES, son of William (8), 
b. i860 ; m. 1882, Florence L., d. Feb. 28, 1888, dau. of Jas. W. 
Conroy, of South Orange, N. J., by whom he had no issue, 

(32) WILLIAM FLOYD-JONES, son of William (8) ; b. 
1867; d. Dec. 16, 1899; m. Nov., 1896, Lillian I. Ferris, dau. of 
Dr. E. H. Ferris, and a stepdaughter of Oscar Livingston. Issue : 

48. William. 

(33) CORNELIA FLO YD- JONES, dau. of Elbert (9) ; b. 
April 23, 1839; d. Nov. 24, 1890; m. Jan. 11, 1857, R. V. W. 
Thome, of Brooklyn, L. I. ; d. 1875, son of Richard and his wife, 
dau. of Sullivan. Issue: 

Richard, d. young. 

Ellen Cox, b. Sept. 12, 1859; m. Feb. 17, 1881, Frank Wash- 
bume, Jr., of Brooklyn, L. I. ; d. 1891, son of . Issue: 

Margfuerite Glentworth, b. July 24, 1882. 

At the time of Cornelia Floyd- Jones' (33) birth she had five 
grandparents living, viz., great-great-grandmother, Susannah Kel- 
sey Youngs; great-grandparents, Maj. William and Kezia 
(Youngs) Jones (IV. 4) ; gr. parents Brig. Genl. Thomas Floyd- 
Jones (3), and his wife Cornelia. 

(34) THOMAS FLOYD-JONES, son of Elbert (9) ; b. 
March 21, 1841 : m. Dec. i, 1870, Julia Haines, b. April 31, 1851. 


dau. of Napoleon J. Haines, of N. Y., and his wife, Mary E. 
Husted. Issue : 

49. Maud Glentworth, b. Jan. 5, 1872 ; m. Nov. 18, 1887, Al- 

fred B. Sturges. 

50. Thomas Linton, b. Aug. 5, 1875 ; m. Sept. 24, 1901, Sarah 

N. Boese. 

51. Grace Floyd, b. June 8, 1879; m. March i, 1897, Oscar 

Bayard. Issue : 

Jas. Swinton Bayard, b. Dec. 28, 1897. 

(35) GEORGE FLOYD-JONES, son of Elbert (9) ; b. 
Dec. 31, 1842; m. June 18, 1865, Annette, b. Sept. 6, 1844, dau. 
of Royal Wood, of Suffolk Co., and his wife, Charlotte Kort- 
right. Issue : 

52. George, b. Oct. 29, 1865 ; d. April 16, 1866. 

53. Emily Glentworth, b. Dec. 22, 1869; d. Oct. i, 1870. 

54. Glentworth, b. July 25, 1876; d. June 26, 1890. 

Elbert (9) ; b. April 18, 1845 ; m. Jan. 7, 1869, Howard Malcom 
Giles, b. July 7, 1842; d. Oct. 17, 1900, son of John, of N. J., and 
his wife, Morse. Issue : 

Clara Butler, b. Oct. 5, 1869; d. June 13, 1878. 

Robert Malcom, b. June 28, 1875 ; d. July 24, 1875. 

John Randolph, b. Sept. 26, 1876; m. Sept. i, 1900, Jennette 

Howard Glentworth, b. April 26, 1879 ; m. Dec. 4, 1900, Alice 

W. Lockwood. 
Gertrude Evelyn, b. July 8, 1881 ; d. March 3, 1882. 
Lillian Willard, b. Feb. 9, 1885. 

bert (9) ; b. Oct. I, i860; m. April 17, 1894, Margaret, d. Nov. 
24, 1900, dau. of Peter Duff, of Brooklyn, L. L, and his wife 
Elizabeth. Issue : 

55. Kenneth, b. Feb. 7, 1895. 

56. Constance Muriel, b. June 24, 1899; d. April 18, 1900. 

ward (15) ; b. Sept. 13, 1867; m. Oct. 30, 1889, Conde Raguet 
Thome, son of Mortimer, of N. Y. City. Issue : 


56a. Edward Floyd-Jones, b. Aug. 16, 1890. 

56b. Conde Raguet, b. Feb. 26, 1898; d. April 19, 1901. 

56c. Katherine de Lancey, b. Nov. 19, 1900. 

(47) EDWARD HENRY FLOYD-JONES, son of Edward 
(15); b. Jan. 1, 1869; m. Nov. 22, 1905, Edith, b. April 1, 
1880, dau. of Ella Floyd-Jones, dau. of William (8). 

Every early settler of Long Island should have on record a 
full and authentic account of himself and family. His descend- 
ants will take especial interest in it. By intermarriages these may 
extend into many families and be very numerous. His account 
may largely aid others, and will be read by many students, and 
all combined are needed to make out a thorough and reliable gen- 
eral history. The family origin of each in the old country aids 
to a correct general view, but is remote and cannot be expected 
with certainty nor in much detail. 

The Jones family emanating from Wales was numerous in 
England before the emigration to America. The Welsh origin 
and English cultivation, which bore their own marks in the Long 
Island family, need no other verification. The Welsh retain 
personal types and training with local and family customs fully 
as long as any other race. A similar mode of reasoning justifies 
us in taking some notice of prominent persons of Welsh descent 
and English training bearing the same name in England. 

Those of the legal profession, viz., one named William and 
one named Thomas, are most attractive for an introduction to the 
history of several American lawyers and judges. The lawyer. 
Thomas Jones, who became an M. P., sergeant-at-law. Knight, 
Judge of K. B. and C. J. of C. P., deserves notice historically, 
though he may not have been the immediate ancestor of any early 
settler of Long Island. He was rather the cotemporary of the 
earliest settlers of New England. Born about 16 14, in the reign 
of King James, he lived through an exciting and eventful period 
until May. 1692. As reported, he was the second son of Edward 
Jones, of Sandford in Shropshire, adjoining Wales, by his wife 
Mary, daughter of Robert Powell. Esq.. of that county. His 
descent was traced by the Welsh Heralds from a period earlier 
than the Conquest, but upon that we need not rely. 


Of the Powell family we may read a little in the life of Milton. 
It was numerous, and from Wales, and it was early on Long 

Roger Jones became an alderman of London, and was wealthy 
in the time of King James, and, attaining property in Ireland, 
he sent his son Thomas to flourish there. We suspect him a rela- 

In 1629 (at the age of 15) Thos. Jones entered college, and 
at the same time had his name entered at Lincoln's Inn, in Lon- 
don, as a law student, then a common course with the ambitious 
to secure a precedence. The early care taken of him is note- 
worthy. He had profited by a free school at Shrewsbury to pre- 
pare for this, and probably the success of Judge William enticed 
him. In 1632 he graduated as A. B. In 1634 he was called 
to the Bar, and then for some years we have no account of 
him. But of the "ill-fated" period embracing the agitations, etc., 
which preceded the evil war and the convulsions of it, we can read. 
His brother (not named), as reported, was Recorder of Shrews- 
bury, and from the Bench declared him "well afifected" to the 
Parliament, and was chosen "Town Clerk" by the Parliamentary 
party, from which office he was dismissed before the Restoration. 
The first distinct account we have of the future judge is that he 
was elected to fill up the old House of Commons dispersed by 
Cromwell, just before the return of Charles II. to England, and 
it is further stated that Sir Edward Hyde, son of Judge Nicholas 
Hyde, a lawyer, afterwards the first Earl of Clarendon, wrote 
letters from abroad, where he was the advisor of Charles II., to 
his friends in England, requesting them to get elected, of which 
letters this Thomas Jones received one. In 1669 he was Knighted 
and made a sergeant-at-law. In 1671 he was prosecuting officer 
for the King. He is not supposed related to Col. John, the regi- 
cide. In 1676 he was appointed associate Judge of the King's 
Bench. In 1680 he was impeached with Scroggs for irregularly 
stopping a prosecution of Duke James by dismissing a grand jury, 
etc., but Parliament was soon prorogued and the proceedings 
were not renewed. 

In 1685 he would not declare to James II. in favor of his 
kingly claim of a general power to dispense with statute law or 
to dispense with the law as settled by the courts. 

In 1686 he was dismissed and retired to private life. 


In 1689, under William of Orange, it was apprehended that 
he was using his influence in favor of James 11. against William 
of Orange, and was committed to prison by the House of Com- 
mons. He died in 1692 and was buried in St. Alkmund's Church, 

Foss, in his "Lives of the Judges," gives only a slight account 
of his family and states that he married Jane, dau. of Daniel 
Bernard, of Chester. In Le Neve's Knights, p. 269 (which may 
be doubtful), he states that of his sons, the first, William,* married 
1st, a daughter of Andrew Floyd, of Ashton, Co. Silop, and 2d. 
Grace, daughter of Peter Pindar, and that he had a daughter 
Mary (not traced), and a son Thomas, who was living in 1705. 
but no marriage nor children of this Thomas were mentioned. 
If he was abroad that would be a good excuse for not reporting 
his family. The 2d son, Thomas, married Jane, daughter of 
Wilkinson, of Kirkbred, Yorkshire, and had issue: Charles (not 
the Earl of Ranelagh), Grace, Jane and Elizabeth. Capt. Daniel, 
the third son, was Capt. of Windsor Castle, but no marriage nor 
children are mentioned. Edward, the 4th son, was Prebendary of 
Windsor, and Sub-Dean. He married a daughter of the Rev. 
Dr. Fulliam, and as Foss says, "From this Edward descended 
Catharine, daughter of Rev. John Jones, who married Capt. John 
Tyrwhett. " (See i Burke's Commoners.) 

Another (or possibly the same) clergyman, Edward Jones, 
attracts attention in another line. He was appointed Bishop of 
Cloyne, in Ireland, and in 1692, when William of Orange would 
soon reach and disturb the prelates of James, was translated from 
Cloyne to be Bishop of St. Asaph's, in England, to succeed Bishop 
Wm. Lloyd. The diocese of St. Asaph's was in Wales. Bishop 
Jones was tried on charges in 1699 . Burnett says that the Bishop 
of that diocese generally named the clergyman for parishes. The 
charge against Jones related to his receiving rewards from clergy- 
men for promoting them. It was a time of great struggling for 
places between different sets of clergy. The old Bishops were re- 
quired to swear allegiance to William and Mary, and upon refusal, 
excluded. In Ireland the Bishops had received a share of the 
tithes or other payments collected in a parish ; he might say. 

*See letter in appendix concerning Sir Wm. Jones, by Sarah Van 
Deusen Merritt. 


"why not in Wales ?" We have . little of his history. It 
seems he left issue. If he left a son or relative Thomas, in Ire- 
land, would not the latter, of course, resist William of Orang-e? 
These accounts do not mention daughters of the Judge (Thomas 
Jones), nor have we trace of any. But one of the twelve sons of 
Sir Thos. Littleton (member of Parliament in 1642), by report 
married a daughter of Judge Jones, and died in America. ( i . . . . 
Bar. 322.) If his wife was a daughter of this Judge, the move- 
ments of the Lyttletons would aid in an understanding of the 
Judge's family. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

Constantine L>'ttleton, son of Sir Thomas, died in Jamaica in 
the West Indies, Dec. 31, 1662. (See 7 Coll. Peer, 445 and 450.) 

Sir Charles, another son, early took arms and was in Col- 
chester when it surrendered. He escaped to France and returned 
to England in 1659. He was praised by Sir Ed. Hyde, and was 
sent to Jamaica (and succeeded Lord Windsor as Governor), 
where he rebuilt the town of Port Royal after its destruction. We 
note that Major Thomas Jones (I. i) was, by report, in Port 
Royal at the time of its destruction. (J. H. J., VI. 76). 

Patent to Thomas Jones and others for 3,000 acres of land in Orange 
Co., N. Y. 

Anne, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c., To all whom these Presents may come 
or in any wise concern, sendeth greeting. Whereas, our loving subjects, 
Rip Van Dam, Adolph Phillipse, David Provoost, Junr., Lancaster Symes, 
and Thomas Jones, by their humble Petition presented to our trusty and 
V, ell beloved Richard Ingoldesby, Esqr., our Lieut. Governor and commander 
in chief in and over our Province of New York and territories depending 
thereon in America, and Vice Admiral of ye same, &c., in Councill have 
prayed our grant and confirmation of a certain tract of land situate, lying 
and being in the county of Orange on the west side of the Hudsons River 
(being part of ye land fonnerly granted to Capt. John Evans and now 
resumed), beginning at a certain station bearing from Maringemand Wig 
wam West 24° South 85 chains, and runs thence North 11° East 120 
chains, thence East 11° South 200 chs, thence South 11° West 180 chs, 
thence West 2^° North 211 chs to the station above said, Bounded on all 
four sides by unpatented lands, containing in the whole three thousand 
acres be it more or less, the which petition we being willing to grant. 
Know ye yt of our especial grace, certaine knowledge and mere motion 
wee have given, granted, ratified and confirmed and by these presents for 
ourselves, our heirs and successors do give, grant, ratify and confirm 
unto the said Rip Van Dam, Adolph Phillipse, David Provost, Junr.., Lan- 
caster Symes and Thomas Jones, all andi singular the said tract of land 


above mentioned and all and singular the hereditaments and appurtenances 
thereunto belonging within the bounds and limits above in these presents 
mentioned and expressed, together with all woods, underwoods, trees, 
timber, feedings, pastures, meadows, marshes, swamps, pounds, pooles, 
water, watercourses, rivers, rivolets, runs and streams of water, ffishing, 
flFowling, hawking, hunting, mines and minerals standing, growing, lyeing, 
and being or to be used, had or enjoyed within the bounds and limits 
aforesaid, and all other profits, benefits, priviledges, liberties, advantages, 
hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever unto ye said tract of land and 
premises or any part or parcell thereof belonging or in anywise apper- 
taining, and all our estate, right, title, interest, benefit, advantage, claim 
and demand of in or to ye said tract of land and premises, with their 
appurtenances or any part or parcell thereof, and the revercon and rever- 
cons, remainder & remainders, together with the yearly & other rentS; 
issues and profitts of ye premises and of every part and parcell thereof in 
five equall parts to be divided, except and always reserved out of this our 
present grant unto us, our heirs and successors, all trees of ye diameter 
of twenty-four inches and upwards att twelve inches from ye ground or 
root thereof, as shall be fitt for masts four our Royall Navy, and also 
all such other trees as are or shall be fitt to make plank, &c., for knees 
for the use of our Navy aforesd, Only which are now standing, growing 
and being and which hereafter shall stand, grow and be in and upon the 
said tract of land and premises or any part or parcell thereof, with ffrec 
liberty and license for any person or persons whatsoever by us thereunto 
appointed, with workmen, horses, waggons, carts and carriages, or without, 
to enter in and come into and upon said tract of land and premises hereby 
granted or any part thereof, there to fell, cutt, root up, hew, sawe, rive, 
have, take, cart and carry away the same at his and their will and pleasure 
for the use aforesaid, and also except and reserved out of this our grant 
all gold and silver mines, To have and to hold one ffith part of the said 
tract of land and premises with their appurtenances hereby granted as 
aforesd (except before excepted) unto ye said Rip Van Dam, his heirs 
and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behooff of ye said Rip Van 
Dam, his heirs and assigns forever, one other ffifth part thereof unto ye 
said Adolph Phillipse, his heirs and assigns forever, one other ffifth part 
thereof unto ye said David Provost, Jr., his heirs and assigns forever, 
one other ffifth part to ye said Lancaster Symes, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, and the other ffifth part thereof unto the said Thomas Jones, his 
heirs and assigns forever. To be holden of us, our heirs and successors 
in fFree and common soccage as of our Mannor of Elast Greenwich in ye 
County of Kent within our Kingdom of Great Brittain, yeilding, rendring 
and paying therefore yearly and every year from henseforth unto our 
heirs and successors at our Custome House att New York to our collector 
or receiver Generall there for the time being att or upon ye flFeast of St. 
Michael the Arch Angell (commonly called Michaelmas Day) the rent or 
sume of two shillings and six pence of current money of our Province 
of New York for every one hundred acres of land of the beforementioned 


three thousand acres of land herein before granted and confirmed, in lieu 
and stead of all other rents, dues, duties, services and demands whatso- 
ever. Provided always, and these presents are upon this condition, that 
they ye said Rip Van Dam, Adolph Phillipse, David Provost, Lancaster 
Symes & Thomas Jones, some or one of them or some or one of their 
heirs and assigns shall and will within the space of three years now next en- 
sueing from ye date hereof settle, clear and make improvement of three 
acres of land at the least for every ffifty acres of ye said tract of land 
and premises of three thousand acres hereinbefore granted, and in default 
thereof or if the said Rip Van Dam, Adolph Phillipse, David Provost, 
Lancaster Symes and Thomas Jones, their heirs and assigns or any other 
person or persons whatsoever by their means, consent or procurement, or 
by the means, consent or procurement of any or either of them shall sett 
on fire or burn ye woods on ye said tract of land and premises hereby 
granted or any part or parcell thereof to clear ye same, that then and in 
either of these cases this our present grant and every clause and article 
herein contained shall cease, determine and be uttrly void, anything herein 
contained to ye contrary hereof in anywise notwithstanding, and we doe 
hereby will and grant that these our Letters Pattents or the record thereof 
in our Secretaries office of our said Province of New York shall be good 
and eflfectuall in the law to all intents and purposes notwithstanding the 
not true and well reciteing or menconing of ye premises or any part thereof 
or the limitts and bounds thereof or of any former or other Letters Patents 
or grants whatsoever made or granted of ye said premises or of any part 
thereof by us or of any of our progenitors unto any person or persons 
whatsoever. Body poUitick or corporate or any law or other restraint, 
incertainty or imperfection whatsoever to ye contrary in anywise not 
withstanding. In Testimony whereof we have caused these our Letters 
to be made Patents and ye seal of our said Province of New York to our 
said Letters Patents to be affixed and ye same to be recorded in our 
Secretary's Office of our said Province. Witness our trusty and well be- 
loved Richard Ingoldesby, Esqr.., our Lieut. Govr. and Commander in 
cheife in and over our said Province of New York and Territories de 
pending thereon in America and Vice Admirall of ye same, &c., in councill 
at our Fortt at New York this twenty-third day of March in the ninth 
year of our reigne Anno Domini 1709. 

I do hereby certify the aforegoing to be a true copy of the origmal 
record, Word any, 44th line, page 435, being obliterated. 

Compared therewith By me, 

Lewis A. Scott, Secretary. 

Record of the oaths administered to the officers of the Queens 
Co. Regiment, recorded in Liber A, foHo 215 of Conveyances. 
Queens Co., L. I. 

"In pursuance of her Majesties writ of Dedimus protestatem (dated 
the 29th day of January last past in the first year of her Majestiess reigne") 
to us directed, we have this day administered the oaths appointed instead 


of ye oath of allegiance and supremacy unto Thos. Willet, Jr., captain, 
Elbert Willet, Lieut., and Jonathan Whitehead, Colonel of ye troop in 
Queens Co. ; George Woolsey, Capt., Anthony Waters, Lieut., and John 
Smith, Ensign of one of ye foot companies of ye militia for ye town of 
Jamaica in ye said county ; John Carpenter, Capt., Joseph Smith, Lieut., and 
Daniel Smith, Ensign, of ye other foot company for ye said town. John 
Maston, Capt., Wm. Fowler, Lieut., and Thos. Yates, Ensign, of ye foot 
company of ye militia for ye town of Flushing in said County; Peter Titus, 
Ensign of one of ye foot companies of militia for ye town of Hempstead 
in said county, and John Jackson, Jr., Ensign of another foot company 
in said town. Joseph Dickinson, Captn., Isaac Doty, Lieut., and Nathaniel 
Coles, Jr., Ensign of one of ye foot companies of ye militia for the town 
of Oyster Bay, in said County. Thomas Jones, Captn., John Townsend, 
Lieut., and Samuel Dickinson, Ensign, of ye other foot company of ye 
militia for said town, and unto Jonath Hight, Quarter Master to ye regi- 
ment for Queens Co., and have also seen them all subscribe ye test, as 
witness our hands at Jamaica in Queens Co. this 12th day of March, 1702-3. 

Thos. Willet, 
John Jackson, 
Daniel Whitehead, 
Ed. Burroughs. 

This oath was administered to Col. Thomas Willet, Lieut. Col. 
John Jackson, Major Daniel Whitehead, and Capt. Samuel Moore, 
on the 22 Mch, 1702-3. (Liber A, folio 215, Queens Co. Con- 

The above oaths were administered by order of Lord Corn- 
bury, under date of Jan. 29, 1702-3. (See Liber A, folio 214, 
Queens Co. Conveyances), viz., "Our loving subjects, Thos. Wil- 
let, John Jackson, Daniel Whitehead, Ed. Burroughs and Samuel 
Moore, are authorized to administer the oath appointed by Act of 
Parliament, instead of the oath of allegiance, to all officers, civil 
and military, that are or shall be commissioned by us or our 
Captain General and Govcrnor-in-Chief within our County called 
Queens, and this commission to continue in force during our will 
and pleasure. 

Witness our Right trusty and well beloved cousin Edward. 
Viscount Cornbury, Captn. General and Govemor-in-Chief of the 
Province of New York. &c.. this 29 day Jan., 1702-3. 

HoNAN, Secy. 

Letter of Sara A. Van Deu.sen Merritt relative to Sir William 
Jones of London. 


Kingston, N. Y., May 3, 1904- 
Mr. J. H. Jones, 

Dear Sir: I greatly regret that I cannot give you any information 
concerning the Joneses excepting that my grandmother, Arabella Jones 
Gale, was distinctly related to Sir Wm. Jones, of London, Eng., and to 
some of the Joneses of Babylon, Long Island. 

An engraving fac-simile of the statue erected to Sir William, in St. 
Paul's Cathedral, London, was sent to some of those in America who 
were "related by blood" was the wording. My grandmother received one. 
I am exceedingly desirous of ascertaining how I am related to Sir William, 
and I hope you will be able to inform me. My cousin, Arabella Clark 
Bucklin, now in her eighty-sixth year, told me that a Gale or a Jones 
married a De Lancey. She thought he was a brother of the De Lancey 
who was Provincial Governor of New York. I will just add that I am 
the only surviving one of fourteen children of my parents, Dr. and Mrs. 
Jacob Lansing Van Deusen. 

Yours sincerely, 

Sarah Van Deusen Merritt. 
273 Clinton Ave. 

Arabella Jones Gale, above named, was a granddaughter of 
Judge David Jones (IL 2), through his daughter Anna, the wife 
of Dr. John Gale. 


Since the untimely and lamented death of Mr. John H. 
Jones, the undersigned has had correspondence with Mrs. 
Sara A. Van Deusen Merritt, and has received from her a 
dainty little volume from the Knickerbocker Press, written by 
her for private circulation entitled, " My Mother's Girlhood." 

From this, and from her letters to me, I have taken what 
relates to Sir William Jones. 

Had Mr. Jones lived longer, he might have found here 
a clue to the relationship of Sir William, with the Jones fam- 
ily ; and with his energy and untiring perservance he might 
have traced the parentage and early history of Maj. Thomas 
Jones (i). 

A few words about Mr. John H. Jones seem to be due to 
him, and may be of interest to those members of the family 
who did not know him. 


An acquaintance with him of more than twenty years, and 
during the last ten years of his life an intimate acquaintance 
with him, gave me the opportunity of knowing him well. 

He was in the first place a man of strict integrity, and in- 
dependence of thought and action, and religiously conscien- 
tious, and he was a man of fine literary tastes. He was a 
friend to those in the humble stations of life, generous to a 
fault, sympathetic, just, and fearless. 

It was characteristic of him, when he once said: " I would 
like to be rich enough to give a man ten dollars when he asked 
for o?te." 

His last illness was induced, probably, by his unselfish 
work for others, by which his strength was overtaxed. 

For several years he had been an active and useful vestry- 
man in the parish of his father and forefathers; and he had 
the same love and loyalty for that church which he has chron- 
icled as a peculiar trait of his ancestors. 

Requiescat In Pace. 

At an early age the mother of Sara A. Van Deusen, and 
the daughter of Sanford and Arabella (Jones) Clark, was sent 
to the classical school at Goshen, N. Y., of which at one time 
Noah Webster, the lexicographer, was the preceptor. 

In this place she had "kinsfolk living," with whom she 
spent Saturdays and Sundays. 

In the little book of her "girlhood " she says: " One great 
source of pleasure to me, on Saturdays, was reading and re- 
reading old letters of wh' my kinsfolk had several packets, 
many of them more than a hundred years old." * * * ♦ 
" I was especially interested in the ones wh' had been written 
by the DeLanceys, who were kinsfolk of my mother's family, 
the Jones." * * * * "My kinsfolk had also a small packet 
of letters written by Sir William Jones, letters he had written 
to his kinsfolk during the time he was Judge of the Supreme 
Court in Bengal, India. He was a very intelligent man, and 
also a great linguist, speaking and writing in more than twenty 
languages. For translating Hindu and Mohammedan law, 
morals, religion, etc., he was knighted by King George III. 
He was not only distinguished for learning, my kinsfolk told 
me, but also for his sincere piety." * * * * "The Most 
Honorable East India Company erected a life-size statue to 
his memory in St. Paul's Cathedral, London; and a monument 


in Bengal where he died." * * * * "A facsimile of the 
statue erected in St. Paul's Cathedral had been sent to ' those 
living in America who were related to Sir William by blood,' 
was the wording. My kinsfolk at Goshen received one, and 
also my mother. That engraving was burned in a fire which 
destroyed the house and nearly all its contents. In the house 
at the time there was an old mahogany desk, wherein in a 
secret drawer were valuable legal documents, old letters, and 
the engraving of the statue of Sir William." 

In this little book from which these quotations are taken, 
Dinah, the old family servant, is made to say to the mother of 
the writer of it: ' You are a good child Miss Nancy, and so is 
Miss Katherine, but neither of you will ever be just like your 
mother in this wide world.' ****<' g^t your blessed 
mother ! Why I heard Aaron Burr say that your mother, 
' Madam Clark ' he called her, was the most queenly mannered 
lady he had ever known. I heard him say that with my own 


" To the memory of Sir William Jones, Knight. One of the Judges of 
the Supreme Court of Judicature at Port William in Bengal. 

This statue was erected by the Most Hon. East India Company in testi- 
mony of their greatful sense of his public services, their admiration of his 
genius and learning, and their respect for his character and virtues. 

He died in Bengal, Apr. 27th, 1774, aged 47. (John Bacon, R. A. Sculp- 
ture in 1777)." (Sic.) 

In one hand of the statue is a book, and on it is: 


of Die. 



In the other hand, hanging by his side, is a map, which 
has on it: 

" Plans of the 
Asiatic Society." 

It is unfortunate that the letter which came with the en- 
gravings has been lost. 

Mrs. Merritt writes that none of her "kinsfolk" at Goshen 
are now living. 

It is evident that the one who wrote the letter accompany- 
ing the engraving of the statue knew the relationship between 
Sir William Jones and Maj. Thomas Jones. 

Why these engravings were sent to the "kinsfolk" living 
in Albany and Goshen, and none to those living on Long 
Island is a mystery which will probably never be solved. 

E. F. B. 



Ancestry of Anna and Margaret Willett, the first and second 
wives of Judge David Jones (II. 2), and of Deborah Willett, the 
wife of Joseph Hewlett, and great-great-grandmother of Eliza- 
beth H. Jones (VI. 70), wife of William Wilton Wood. 

(i) THOMAS WILLETT, of Bristol, Eng., probably a 
relative of Capt. Thomas Willett, the first Mayor of New York 
City, settled in Westchester Co., where on ist Sept., 1643, he 
married Sarah, dau. of Thomas Cornell, the first of his name in 
this country, and his wife, Rebecca Briggs, of Essex, Eng. 
(Reeds, of Dutch Church, N. Y.) (Ancestry of Adam and Anne 
Mott, p. 334.) Issue: 

2. William, bap. 6 July, 16/^4; d. 1701 ; no issue, 
-7-3. Thomas, bap. 26 Nov., 1645; d. 1722; the Colonel. 

(3) THOMAS WILLETT (the Colonel), son of Thomas 
(i) ; bap. 26 Nov., 1645; <J- 1722; settled in Flushing, L. I., and 
in 1683 was Sherifif of Queens Co. He married Helena, dau. of 
Elbertse Stoothoflf. (See deed from them 8 Jan., 1703, shortly 
before his death, conveying lands derived by her from her father, 
Elbertse StoothofT. Lib. 2, p. 32, Gravesend Town Records.) 
He m. as his second wife, Charity Stevenson ; issue, a daughter. 
His will prob. 11 Oct. 1722, names children as follows: 

4-4. William, b. 1676 (the Colonel) ; d. 173: 
+5. Thomas, d. 1724. 

6. Abraham. 

7. John, m. Mary Rodman. 

8. Elizabeth, m. Stephenson. 

9. Sarah, m. Jacobus Dekey. 

10. Mary, m. Richard Willett. 

11. Elbert, not named in his father's will; named as wit- 

ness to deed from his father and mother, Helena, i 


Nov., 1701 (Lib. 26, p. 29, N. Y. C), conveying the 
marriage portion of their deed, daughter Mary, to 
Richard Willett, her husband. 

(4) COL. WILLIAM WILLETT, of West. Co., son of Col. 
Thomas (3) ; b. 1670; d. 1733; m. Mary Doughty. (See Ances- 
try of Adam and Anne Mott, by T. C. Cornell.) 

Will dated 20 April, 1733; prob. 4 May, 1733, naming wife 
Mary and children as follows : 

12. Gilbert, b. 1723; d. 1732. 
+13. William, d. 1775; m. 2d, Alice Colden. 

14. Mary, m. Rodman. 

15. Anna, b. 1704; d. 1750; m. Judge David Jones (II. 2). 

16. Isaac, d. 1774; m. Margaret Graham. 

17. Thomas. 

18. Cornelius. 

(5) CAPT. THOMAS WILLETT, son of Col. Thomas 
(3); d. 1724; m. first, 24 Aug., 1695, Sarah, b. 1670; d. 1722, 
dau. of Thomas Hinchman ; m. 2d, 20 July, 1723, Keziah, dau. of 
Samuel Thorne, Jr., and Hannah Doty. (N. Y. Gen, & Biog. 
Rec, 1872-1873.) His will 30 Nov., 1724; prob. 9 Dec, 1724, 
names children as follows : 

4-19. John, b. 1700; d. 1787. 

20. Thomas. 

21. Sarah, m. Adam Lawrence. 

22. Helena, m. Whitehead. 

23. Elizabeth. 

24. Keziah. 

(13) COL. WILLIAM WILLETT, of West. Co., son of 

Col. William (4) ; d. 1775 : m. first, , no issue ; m. 2d, Alice, 

b. 1725, dau. of Govr. C. Colden, and had: 

25. Gilbert C, m. Susan, dau. Robert Murray. 

26. Alice, m. Henry Nicoll. 

27. Anna, m. Thomas Colden. 

28. William, d. 1765 ; unm. 


4-29. Margaret, m. Judge David Jones (II. 2). 
30. Gloriana, m. Edward Stevenson. 

(29) MARGARET WILLETT, dau. of Col. William (13), 
named in the will of her brother William (28), as the "wife of 
David Jones, Esq.," and given £25 (will 28 Nov., 1755, prob. 13 
Dec, 1765). She must have been previously married as Thomp- 
son's L. I. calls her "the widow of John Tredwell." 

( 19) JOHN WILLETT, of Flushing, son of Capt. Thomas 
(5) ; b. 1700; d. 1787; m. 24 Jan., 1722, Elizabeth, b. 1706; d. 
19 Oct., 1773, dau. of William and Deborah Lawrence, of Flush- 
ing; will 7 Dec, 1785, prob. 19 Jan., 1787, naming, besides several 
gr. children, two daughters as follows: 

31. Deborah, m. Joseph Hewlett. 

32. Helena, m. Willett. 

Elizabeth, his wife, was a sister of Adam Lawrence, who m. 
Sarah, dau. of Capt. Thomas Willett (5). 


(i) WILLIAM WASHBURNE came to Hempstead, L. I., 
with the Rev. Mr. Leverich about 1653 (see under Robert Jackson 
(i) and in 1658 he had land allotted him there. (Hemp. Reeds. 
A, p. 19.) He d. before 1659. (See release to his widow, 14 
March, 1659, Hempstead Reeds. A, p. 32.) He m. Jane, dau. of 
Issue : 

-f-2. John. 

3. Daniel. 

4. Agnes (see N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec XL, 150), m. 

Robert Jackson ( i ) . 

5. Martha, b. 1637: d. 1727; m. Edmond Titus (3). 

6. Phebe, d. before 1666 ; m. John Ashman, of Great Neck 

(prob. son of Robert). Issue, a dau. (Hemp. Reeds. 
B, p. 146.) 
-[-7. Hope. 
8. Mary, b. 1629; d. 1713; m. Richard Willets. 


9. Sarah, m. Robt. Williams. (See Bunkers' L. I. Gen- 

(2) JOHN WASHBURNE, son of William (i) ; m. 7 June, 
1665, Mary, dau. of Richard Butler, and widow of Thos. Hicks. 
Issue : 

10. John, b, 20 Nov., 1657. 

(7) HOPE WASHBURNE, son of William (i) ; d. 1696, 
in Derby, Conn. ; m. Mary, dau. of Francis Stiles. Issue : 

11. Sarah. 

12. John, b. 1666. 

13. William, b. 1668. 

14. Samuel, b. 1670. 

15. Ephraim. 

16. Mary. 

17. Jane. 

(See survey of his land, Liber D, p. 441, Hempstead Reeds.) 
(See Washburne Gen., by W. C. Sharpe.) 

A John Washburne, prob. a brother of William (i), calling 
himself late of Flushing, L. I., husbandman, now living in Parish 
of St. Bullaeph without Algate, London, left a will 23 Feb., 1687 
(adms. in N. Y. City, 19 Jan., 1688), naming son John, wife 
Sarah, and daus. Susannah and Mary ; exec, wife Sarah, and 
father-in-law Richard Cornwell. The widow, Sarah, was the one 
who probably m., 30 Oct., 1691, Isaac Arnold. (N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Rec. IV., 31 ; XL, 153.) The dau., Mary, prob. m. Thos. 
Hicks, b. 1640, son of John, son of Robert (i), of Hempstead. 
(See Ancestry Adam and Anne Mott, p. 372.) 

(For Washburne pedigree see Coll. Essex Institute, Vol. 17.) 


(i) RICHARD WILLETS (sometimes spelled Willitts and 
Willetts), and his wife Mary, settled in Lusum (now Jericho, 


L. I.) and was one of the first settlers there.* They were 
"Friends," and his widow, Mary, d. in 1713, ae 85. He d. before 
1678. Whether he was a relative of Thomas Willett ( i), of West. 
Co., or of Capt. Thos. Willett, the first Mayor of New York City, 
I am unable to say (see note below). Issue: 

2. Thomas, b. 1650; m. Dinah Townsend. 

3. Hope, b. 1652 ; m. Mercy. 

4. John, b. 1655 ; m. Margaret, dau. of John and Abigail 

Hallock, of Brookline. 
-(-5. Richard, b. 1660. 
6. Mary, b. 1663; m. 1691, Thos. Powell, of Bethpage, 
L. I. (Bunker's L. I. Ancestry says m. 1686, John 

(5) RICHARD WILLETS, son of Richard (i) ; b. 25 of 
10 mo., 1660; d. 14 of 3 mo., 1703 ; m. 1686, Abigail, dau. of John 
Bowne, of Flushing; m. 2d, Abigail, b. 1668,, dau. of 
Powell, of Huntington, L. I. Issue: 

7. Hannah, b. 24 of 11 mo., 1687 (by his first wife). 
Issue by his second wife, Abigail Powell: 

8. Abigail, b. 23 of 12 mo., 1691 ; m. John Willis. 

9. Mary, b. 1693; m. 1710, Henry Scudder; m. 2d, Thomas 


10. Martha, b. 1695: m. 1715, Obadiah Valentine. 

11. Jacob, b. 1697; m. 1717, Mary, dau. Jas. Jackson. 

12. Phebe, b. 14 of 2 mo., 1699; m. 5 of 11 mo., 1731, Adam 

Mott, "the younger"; son Lieut. Adam (i). He d. 
1739, and she m. 2d, 1741, Tristam Dodge. 

13. Elizabeth, b. 1701 ; d. 1722. 


(i) CAPT. THOMAS WILLETT, of Plymouth, Mass., 
later the first Mayor of New York City, came to this country 

* Mary, wife of (i) Richard Willetts, according to Bunker L. I. Gen- 
ealogies, was dau. of Wm. and Jane Washburn. (See also Ancestry of 
Adam and Anne Mott, p. 238.) 


earlier than any of his name. Born in 1610, he was in Plymouth, 
Mass., in 1632, where in 1633 he m. Mary, dau. of John Brown, 
of Leyden. 

It is not possible to connect him with any of the variously 
spelled families of that name. , 

He was one of the Commissioners who represented the Dutch 
in the Hartford Treaty of 1650, between the English and Dutch 
on L. I. (See under Maj. Thos. Jones (I. i.) He d. 4 Aug., 
1674, leaving issue thirteen children by his first wife, Mary, (Car- 
penter Genealogy, p. 63), and (Ancestry of Adam and Anne 

(2) ANDREW WILLETT, son of Capt. Thomas (i) ; b. 
5. Oct., 1655 ; d- 6 April, 1712. Settled in R. I. He m. 30 May, 
1682, Ann, b. 1663, dau. of Gov. Wm. Coddington, of R. I. 
Issue : 

3. Francis, m. Mary, dau. of Francis Taylor, of Jamaica, L. I. 

4. Thomas, b. 1696; d. 1725. 

5. Martha, m. Simon Pearse, of R. I. 

6. Ann, m. Joseph Carpenter, son of Joseph, of Oyster Bay, 

L. I. No issue. 

7. Mary, b. 21 Feb., 1690; m. 1711, Joseph Carpenter (who 

had married her sister Ann) and had issue nine chil- 
dren, one of whom, Ann, b. 24 Sept., 1716; d. 1803. m.. 
1737, Samuel Underbill (grandson of Capt. John and his 
wife Helena), and had with other issue, a dau. Mary, 
b, 31 Jan., 1745, who m. 1765, James Mott. 

(8) SAMUEL WILLETT, youngest child of Capt. Thomas 
(i) ; b. 22 Oct., 1658. SheriflF of Queens Co. 

(9) EDWARD WILLETT, eldest son of Samuel (8) ; b. 
1701 ; d. 1794; m. Aletta, dau. Samuel Clowes, of Jamaica, L. I 

(10) COL. MARINUS WILLETT, son of Edward (9) ; b. 
31 July, 1740, in Jamaica, L. I. Mayor of N. Y. City, 1807. 

This descent (through Edward (9), Samuel (8), Capt. 
Thomas (i), has been questioned by some (see Mail & Express in- 


quiries Nos. 225, 282, 398, etc.), but his son, Wm. M. Willett, 
who in 183 1 wrote a "Narrative of His Father's MiHtary Opera- 
tions," g^ves the descent as above. 


to this country from Wyck, near Teck, Holland, in 1660, and set- 
tled in Flat Lands, L. L ; m. Anna, dau. of Rev. Theodorus Pol- 
hemus and Catharine Van Werven. Riker claims that he m. a 
second wife, Jannetje, in 1684, which we must treat as an error, 
as the baptismal records of his two youngest daughters read "daus. 
of Anna." Issue: 

+2. Theodorus,, bap. 19 Sept., 1668. 

-^-3. Johannes, bap. 1677; m. Femmetje Kortright (Riker's 

4. Altje, bap. 1679. 

5. Anna. 

6. Maritje. 

7. Elizabeth, bap. 1685 ; m. Adrian Hegeman. 

8. Adriantje, bap. 1688; m. Joseph Hegeman. 

(2) THEODORUS VAN WYCK, son of Cornelius (i), 
bap. 19 Sept., 1668; d. 4 Sept., 1753. Settled on Great Neck, L. 
I.; m. 29 April, 1693, Margretia, b. 1675; d. 1741, Aug. 27, dau. 
of Abraham and Aeltie (Strycker) Brinckerhoff. Issue: 

9. Cornelius, b. 21 April, 1694; d. 28 June, 1771 ; m. Han- 
nah Thorne. 
+ 10. Theodorus, b. 15 Oct., 1697; m. Elizabeth, dau. Wm. 
II. .-Xbraham, b. 7 Nov., 1695; m. Catharine Provost. 
-1-12. Barent, b. 4 March, 1703; m. Hannah Carman. 

13. Catharine, b. 15 July, 1699: m. Isaac Seabring. 

14. Susanah, b. i March, 1701 ; m. Elbert Peterse Monfort. 

15. Altje, b. 19 May, 1706: m. Richard Thorne, brother 

of Hannah, who m. Cornelius Van Wyck. 


(12) BARENT VAN WYCK, son of Theodoras (2) ; b. 4 
March, 1703; d. 1749; m. 12 Nov., 1727, Hannah, b. 1704; d. 9 
June, 1790, dau. of Thomas Carman, of Merrick, L. I. They set- 
tled in East Woods (now Syosset), where they built a house 
next west from the old homestead of John Hewlett, which later 
became the property of Stephen Robbins. His will, prob. 13 Feb., 
1749, names wife Hannah, brother-in-law Richard Thorne, and 
children as follows: 

16. Thomas, b. 1728; d. 27 April, 1815; m. Rachel, dau. of 

Luke Eldert. 

17. Theodoras, b. 1730; d. 1819. 

-f-81 Samuel, b. 4 Aug., 1735; d. 6 Nov., 1810. 
+ 19. Abraham, b. 22 March, 1738; d. 5 Feb., 1809 (the 

20. Sarah, m. Simon Cortelyou. 

21. Abigail, m. Thomas Wickes. 

22. Mary, m. John Polhemus. 

(18) SAMUEL VAN WYCK, son of Barent (12); b. 4 
Aug., 1735; d. 6 Nov., 1810. Settled in Cornell's Neck, West- 
chester Co.; m. 3 Sept., 1766, Hannah, b. 26 April, 1734; d. 16 
May, 1808, dau. of John Hewlett, and his wife, Hannah Jackson. 
Issue : 

"i-23. Abraham, m. Zeruah, dau. of Capt. Abraham Van 
24. Samuel H., m. Mary, dau. of Daniel Thorne. 

( 19) CAPT. ABRAHAM VAN WYCK, son of Barent ( 12) ; 
b. 22 March, 1738; d. 5 Feb., 1809. Settled at West Neck, Hunt- 
ington, L. L ; m. Elizabeth, d. 21 Jan., 1823, dau. of John Wright, 
of Cedar Swamp, L. I. Issue: 

25. Zeruah, b. 15 Oct., 1771 ; d. 22 May, 1851 ; m. 24 Jan. 

1 791, Abm. Van Wyck (23). 

26. Rhoda, b. Ti Sept., 1762: d. 6 June, 1852; m. 24 Feb., 

1779, Isaac Hewlett. 

27. Sarah, b. 16 Oct., 1769; d, 9 Aug., 1795; m. Coles Wort- 



(2^) ABRAHAM VAN WYCK, son of Samuel ( 18) ; b. 21 
Oct., 1767; d. 30 Jan., 1852. Lived at West Neck, L. I.; m. 24 
Jan., 1791, Zeruah, b. 15 Oct., 1771 ; d. 22 May, 1851, dau. of 
Capt. Abraham Van Wyck (19). Issue: 

28. Mary, m. Henry Fleet. 

-f-29. Joshua H., m. Sarah M. Hewlett. 

30. Samuel A., m. Van Wyck. 

31. Abraham H.. m. Catharine E. Fletcher. 
-f-32. William, m. Lydia A. Maverick. 

33. Elizabeth, m. Joseph L. Hewlett. 

(29) JOSHUA H. VAN WYCK, son of Abraham (23) ; b, 
9 Sept., 1800; d. II Feb., 1874. Settled in Jamaica, L. I.; m. 30 
Oct.. 1822. Sarah, b. 31 July, 1803; d. 16 March, 1890, dau. of 
Whitehead and Mar>' (Allen) Hewlett, and gr. dau. of George 
and Susannah (Peters) Hewlett. Issue: 

34. Mary, b. 28 Feb., 1828; d. 9 Jan., 1890; m. 13 Sept., 

1848. N. S. Mills. 

35. Anne. 

36. Susannah. 

37. Jane. 

-f-39. Whitehead H., m. Mary K. Fleet. 

{ 39) WHITEHEAD H. VAN WYCK, son of Joshua (29) ; 
b. 7 March, 1838 ; d. 26 May, 1888, at Huntington. L. I. ; m. 17 
Dec, 1857, Mary K., b. 24 Sept., 1840; d. 6 Jan., 1884, dau. of 
John and Margaretta (Selleck) Fleet. Issue: 

40. Helen, m. 15 Oct., 1901, Myron A. Lockman. 

41. Francis, d. Jan. 30, 1890. 

42. Albert B. 

43. Edward W. 

44. Mary K. 

(3) JOHANNES VAN WYCK, son of Cornelius Barentse 
(i) ; bapt. 1677; m. Femnetze Kortwright (Riker's Harlem). 
Issue : 

+45. Cornelius,, Mary Hicks; m. 2d, Sarah Ryerson. 
46. . 



(45) CORNELIUS VAN WYCK, son Johannes (3) ; m. 
1st, Mary Hicks; m. 2d, Sarah Ryerson. Issue: 

-\-47. Gilbert. 

(47) GILBERT VAN WYCK, son of ComeUus (45) ; m. 
Abigail, dau. of Rev. Samuel Seabury (sister of the Bishop). 
Issue : 

48. Maj. Cornelius, b. 1769; d. 11 June, 1844; unm., at 

Hempstead, L. I. 

49. Elizabeth, b. 1771 ; d. 1851 ; unm. 

50. Samuel, m. Sarah Bartow. 

51. Mary, b. 1773; m. Samuel Hewlett, son of Lieut. Daniel 


(32) WILLIAM VAN WYCK, son of Abraham (23), b. 
1803 ; d. at Huntington, L. I. ; m. Lydia, b. 1814, dau. of Samuel 
Maverick, of Charleston, S. C, and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of 
Genl. Robt. Anderson. Issue: 

52. Samuel M., m. Margaret A. Broyles. 

53. Robert, b. 1849; Mayor of N. Y. City, 1900-1901. 

54. Augiistus, m. Lela Wilkins, of Brooklyn. 

55. William, m. Mary Battelle. 

56. Zeruab, m. Charles, son of David Banks. 

57. Lydia, m. Robert Hoke, of N. C. 

58. Mary. 

59. Benjamin S. (M. D.) 

60. Son. 

61. Son. 

62. Son. 

(10) THEODORUS VAN WYCK, son of Theodorus (2) ; 
b. 15 Oct., 1697; d. 15 Sept., 1776; m. Elizabeth, b. 26 March; d. 
5 Jan., 1764, dau. of William Creed. Both are interred in Fish- 
kill, N. Y. His will, I Oct., 1775, prob. 14 Aug., 1782, names 
his wife Janiche (prob. Dutch for Elizabeth), and children as 
follows: ^J^ 

63. Theodorus. "^ ^ "^ 

64. William. 


65. Margaret, m. Isaac Adriance. 

66. Letitia. 

67. Elizabeth, m. Graham. 

68. Altje; m. John Bailey (5), the Colonel. 1^,. . fSlt^Mt^ 

69. Mary, m. -Zephaniah^ Piatt. > j^-j/^'^''^ > ^ 


(i) EDMOND WOOD, the ancestor of this family, came 
with his two sons, Jonas (2), and Jeremiah (3), from Oakham, 
Eng., to Stamford, Conn., thence to Hempstead, L. I., where 
his sons were two of the Patentees named in Govr. Kieft's Patent 
of 1643. Jeremiah (3) d. in Hempstead, 1686, leaving sons Jere- 
miah, Joseph and John. (Printed Hempstead Reeds., Vol. i, p. 

(2) JONAS WOOD, son of Edmond (i); b. in Eng., 
^595; removed to Huntington, L. I., with his father, "then an 
aged man," and died there 12 June, 1689. Will dated 20 Feb., 
1688. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of — '■ — Smith, perhaps James 
Smith, Magistrate 1660, Lieut. 1687. (See Huntington Reeds., 
Vol. I, p. 347-506.) In a record of his land (Huntington Deeds, 
Vol. I, p. 11) in 1669 he was called a son of Edmond. Issue: 

+4. Jonas. 

5. John. ^ 



6. Phebe, m. Isaac Piatt. - ;>>>^^ 

7. Elizabeth, m. Epenetus Piatt, 

(4) JONAS WOOD, son of Jonas (2); d. before 1711; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Conklin, "the first." Issue: 

8. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1668. 

9. Phebe, b. 14 May, 1671. 

10. Martha, b. 29 Jan., 1675. 

11. John, b. 15 April, 1677. 
-|-I2. Jeremiah, b. 18 Aug., 1679. 


13. Jonas, b. 8 Dec, 1681. 

14. Timothy, b. 17 July, 1683. 

15. Anne, b. 11 Aug., 1687. 

Children as above recorded in Huntington Printed Reeds, i, 
P- 503- 

(12) JEREMIAH WOOD, son of Jonas (4) ; b. 18 Aug., 
^ 1679; d. 1748. Issue. 

+ 16. Jeremiah, b. 17 Nov., 1713. 

17. Jonas. 

18. Abigail. 

(16) JEREMIAH WOOD, son of Jeremiah (12); b. 17 

Nov., 1713; m. Mary , b. 30 May, 1715; d. 26 June, 1797. 

Issue : 

19. Stephen, b. 18 Sept., 1738. 

20. Mary, b. 15 March, 1741. 

21. Jeremiah, b. 10 Jan., 1744. 

22. Anne, b. 18 Aug., 1746. 

23. Isaac, b. 9 Oct., 1749. 
-I-24. Peleg, b. 10 April, 1752. 

25. Anne, 2d, b. 11 Feb., 1755. 

(24) PELEG WOOD, son of Jeremiah (16) ; b. 10 April, 
1752; m. 10 Sept., 1785, Esther, d. 12 Sept., 1796, dau. of Joseph 
Brush. Issue : 

+26. John, b. 6 June, 1788. 

(26) JOHN WOOD, son of Peleg (24) ; b. 6 June, 1788; 
d. 3 Nov., 1853 ; m. 18 Nov., 1812, Deborah, b. 9 Sept., 1795 ; d. 
6 April, 1862, dau. of Arnold and Judith Fleet, of Oyster Bay, 
L. I. Issue: 

-f-27. William Woodend. 

28. Judith Fleet, m. Isaac Hull. 

29. Esther, m. Ruben Rolph. 

30. Elizabeth, m. Ruben Rolph. 

31. James, m. Mary Frances. 


32. Arnold, m. Sarah Reynolds. 

33. John, m. Sarah Slote. 

(27) WILLIAM WOODEND WOOD, son of John (26) ; 
b. II Sept., 1818; m. 1st, Eliza S. Scudder (widow of W. W. 
Kissam), and dau. of Henry and Elizabeth (Hewlett) Scudder; 
she d. 10 Nov., i860. Issue: 

34. Henry Scudder, b. 16 Oct., 1849 5 d. 19 April, 1875. 
+35. William Wilton, b. 6 March, 1852. 

M. 2d, Sarah Amelia, d. 27 July, 1865, dau. of Coles. 

No issue. 

M. 3d, Anna J. Hewlett. No issue. 

(35) WILLIAM WILTON WOOD, son of William W. 
{27) ; b. 6 March, 1852; m. 19 Nov., 1879, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Samuel William Jones (V. 13), and his wife, Susan Hewlett, 
dau. of Joseph L. Hewlett. Issue: 

36. Elizabeth Hewlett, b. 25 Oct., 1880. 

37. Anna Lawton, b. 30 May, 1882. 

38. William Wilton, Jr., b. 2 Aug., 1883. 

39. Susan Jones, b. 11 May, 1886. 

40. Henry Lawrence, b. 10 Nov., 1893. 


( 1) INCREASE ALLEN, came with his brothers, Othaniel 
and Jedadiah, from Devonshire, Eng., to Dartmouth, R. I. (now 
Dartmouth, Mass.), thence to Nine Partners, Dutchess Co. He 
m. Rachel . Issue: 

Benjamin, b. 27 Jan., 1682, and seven others. 

(2) JEDADIAH ALLEN, the fourth child of Increase (i) ; 
b. 22 Jan., 1691 ; d. 26 Oct., 1745 ; m. June 2, 1721, Penelope Trip. 

(3) INCREASE ALLEN, the fifth child of Jedadiah (2) ; 


b. 12 Dec, 1731 ; d. at Queensbury, N. Y., 2 Feb., 1809; m. first, 
Mary M. Springer. Issue, nine children, all of whom died in 
infancy. M. 2d, Mary Spencer, by whom he had fifteen children. 

(4) SAMUEL ALLEN, the eleventh child of Increase (3), 
and his 2d wife, Mary, was b. ii Oct., 1779; d. 8 May, 1862; m. 

16 April, 1803, Rachel, dan. of Buffett, of Huntington, L. I. 

Issue : 

+5. Isaac Spencer, b. 5 Jan., 1804; d. 10 Oct., 1881. 

6. Josiah Buffett, b. 7 March, 1806; d. 21 Oct., 1885. 

7. Hannah, b. 26 Sept., 1807; d. 6 Dec, 1883. 

8. Mary, b. 30 April, 1810; d. 1812. 

9. Mary Ann, b. 7 March, 1815 ; d. 1830. 

(5) ISAAC SPENCER ALLEN, son of Samuel (4) ; b. 
5 Jan., 1804 ; d. at Auburn, N. Y., 10 Oct., 1881 ; m. 18 Aug., 
J831, Susan, dau. of Joseph Mott. She b. 10 May. 1802; d. 5 
Dec, 1883. Lived at Auburn, N. Y. He was the editor of the 
Cayuga Patriot, published in Auburn, and later was a director in 
the National Bank of Auburn, of which bank his son Frederick 
later became vice-president. Issue: 

10. Elizabeth, b. 2 Aug., 1832. 
-f-ii. Henry Mott, b. 7 July, 1834. 
■4-12. Frederick, b. 5 Nov., 1836. 

13. Susan, b. 24 April, 1839. 

(Ti) HENRY MOTT ALLEN, son of Isaac (5); b. 7 
July, 1834; d. 29 Oct., 1865, at Binghamton, N. Y. M. 25 Aug., 
1859, Sarah, dau. of Chubbock. Issue : 

14. Susan Mott. b. 2 July, 1862. 

15 Mary Louise, b, 25 June, 1865 ; m. 10 June, 1896, Henry 
Hayes, of Newark, N. J. 

(12) FREDERICK ALLEN, son of Isaac (5) ; b. 5 Nov., 
X836 ; m. 7 Oct., 1874, Harriet A. Grandine, of Waterford, N. Y. ; 
1900, vice-prest. of Aubiirn National Bank. Issue: 

16. Henry Mott, b. 21 Aug., 1875. 

17. Harriet 0., b. 12 Jan., 1877; d. 12 Feb., 1877. 

18. Frederick G., b. 3 April, 1878. 



(i) ISAAC BELL, b. 20 Sept., 1736; d. 1809; ancestor of 
the New York Bells. Was a son of James, b. 1709, in Stamford, 
Conn., and his wife Sarah, and a gr. son of Francis Bell. (See 
Selleck's Norwalk, p. 94); m. ist, Hannah Holly; m. 2d, 14 
Sept., 1761, Susannah, d. 1807, dau. of Ephraim Smith, of Stam- 
ford. Issue : 

4-2. Isaac, b. 1768, and other children. 

(2) ISAAC BELL, son of Isaac (i) ; b. 16 Feb., 1768; m. 
18 10, Mary, dau. of John Ellis, and his wife, Marie Fangeres, 
b. 1767, dau. of Lewis Fangere and his wife. Eve Remsen, of New 
Lotts, L. I. Issue : 

-f 3. Isaac, and others. 

(3) ISAAC BELL, son of Isaac (2) ; b. 4 Aug., 1815; d. 
in N. Y. City, 30 Sept., 1897 ; m. 4 Sept., 1844, Adelaide, dau. of 
Dr. Valentine Mott. Issue : 

4. Isaac, b. 1846; d. 1889; m. 1878, Jeanette, dau. of 

Bennett, and a sister of Jas. Gordon Bennett. Issue, four 
children : 

5. Valentine Mott, d. young. 

6. Olivia, d. 1896 ; m. James Barclay. 

7. Louis v., m. Anna, dau. of Dr. James R. Wood, of N. Y. 

City. She d. 10 May. 1896. Issue, a dau., Louisa Mott 
Wood, m. 15 Oct., 1895, Stephen Whitney. 

8. Edward, b. 1862 ; m. Helen A. Wilmerding. 

(See Selleck's Hist, of Norwalk.) (Prominent Families of 
N. Y., by L. H. Weeks.) 


(0 THOMAS WEEKES (probably a brother of the early 
Francis Weekes, of Oyster Bay), was born in England in 1612, 
whence he left for New England in 1635, and settled in Hunting- 


ton, L. I., 1640, thence to Oyster Bay, where he died, leaving a 
will dated 30 June, 1670. 

He married Isabella, dau. of Richard Harcutt, of Oyster Bay, 
and left several children, who changed the spelling of their name 
to Wickes. 

(2) THOMAS WICKES, son of Thomas (i) : b. about 
1650 ; m. Deborah, dau. of . 

(3) THOMAS WICKES, son of Thomas (2) ; b. about 
1676; d. 24 Oct., 1749; m. Margaret, b. 1682, d. 18 Sept., 1767, 
dau. of . Issue : 

4. Thomas, b. 1703 ; d. 20 Dec, 1749. 

5. Silas. 
-J-6. Eliphalet 

(6) ELIPHALET WICKES, son of Thomas (3) ; b. 1707; 
d. 30 June, 1761 ; m. ist, 1730, Hannah Piatt, d. 1731 ; m. 2d, 
8 Dec, 1732, Jemima Scudder, b. 1708; d. 3 Nov., 1776. Issue, 
six children. 

(7) THOMAS WICKES, son of Eliphalet (6) ; b. 10 Aug., 
1744; m. 13 May, 1762, Sarah Brush. M. 2d, 8 Sept., 1767, 
x\bigail, b. 1748; d. 15 March, 1816, dau. of Barent and Hannah 
r Carman) Van Wyck, of Oyster Bay. Issue, ten children. 

(8) HANNAH WICKES, dau. of Thomas (7) ; b. 1781 ; d. 
8 March, 1816; m. 20 Aug., i8<x>, Joseph L. Hewlett, of Great 
Neck, L. I. 

(9) VAN WYCK WICKES, son of Thomas (7) ; b. 29 
April, 1779; m. 19 Sept., 181 1, Eliza, b. 16 Dec, 1789; d. 24 May, 
1864, dau. of Stephen Herriman, of Jamaica, L. I. Issue, ten 

( 10) VAN WYCK WICKES, son of Van Wyck (9) ; b. 24 
April, 1832; m. 3 Oct., 1861, Josephine L., dau. of Joseph L. 
Hewlett. Issue : 

11. Albert E., b. 10 Sept., 1862. 

12. Eliza H., b. 3 Oct., 1867. 


(13) MARY WICKES, dan. of Van Wyck (9) ; b. 28 Jan., 
1817; d. 24 May, 1864; m. 29 Aug., 1843, Lucius T. Rossiter, he 
b. 1810 ; d. 1879, leaving a large number of children, one of whom, 
Edward Van- Wyck Rossiter, b. 13 July, 1844, m. Estelle, dau. of 
Joseph L. Hewlett. 

(14) JOHN WICKES, son of Thomas (i) ; b. 1653; m. 
1673, Hester Ketcham, of Huntington, L. I. 

(15.) JONATHAN WICKES, son of John (14) ; b. 5 July. 
1686; will prob. 1749; m. Mary , 

(16) HEZEKTAH WICKES, son of Jonathan (15); b. 
1729; d. 26 Nov., t8oo; m. 1755, Louisa, dau. of Stephen Jarvis, 
of Centreport. L. I. She d. 1819. 

(17) NATHANIEL WICKES, son of Hezekiah (16); b. 
rj April, 1768; m. Betsey Scudder; d. 1807; m. 2d, 1809, Sarah 
Pine (widow). 

( 18) JOHN H. WICKES, son of Nathaniel (17). Lived at 
Deer Park, L. I.; b. 16 Oct., 1798; m. 1821, Abigail Hayward, 
of Taunton, Mass. 

(19) GEORGE F. WICKES, of Deer Park, L. I., son of 
John H. ,(i8) ; b. 6 Sept., 1832; m. 19 Feb., 1855, Maria Louisa 
Mott : b. 10 Nov., 1830. 


(i) NATHAN BIRDSALL, the gr. grandfather of Benja- 
min Birdsall, who m. Freelove Jones (HI. 16), settled in Jerusa- 
lem, L. I., where he bought land of Thos. Ireland in 1679. In 1666 
he appears among the first purchasers of land at Matinecock, L. I. 
By report he was of a Huguenot family who fled from France in 
1640-1650 and settled in Queens Co. He d. 1696, having mar- 
ried Temperance, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth (Alsop) Bald- 
win. Issue: 

+2. Benjamin. 


3. Stephen. 

4. Nathaniel. 

5. WilHam. 

6. Henry. 

7. Nathan, 

8. Samuel. 

(2) BENJAMIN BIRDSALL, son of Nathan (i); m. 
Mercy, dau. of Samuel Forman and his wife, Miriam Hoyt. Lived 
at Jerusalem, L. I. Issue: 

9. Elizabeth, b. 1683 ; m. Townsend. 

10. Susannah, b. 1685; m. Underbill. 

11. Samuel, b. 1687; m. 1716, Rose, dau. of ; m. 2d, 

1726, Sarah, dau. of Townsend. 

12. Benjamin, b. 1691. 
-I-13. John, b. 1696; d. 1764. 

14. Nathan, and other children. 

(13) JOHN BIRDSALL, son of Benjamin (2) ; b. 1696; d. 
1764; m. first, Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Langdon, of Jerusalem 

(she named in her father's will, prob. 27 May, 1734) ; m. 2d, . 

Issue : 

15. Thomas. 

16. John. 

17. Joshua. 
+ 18. Benjamin. 

19. Joseph, m. Mary, dau. of Saml. Clowes. 

20. Samuel. 

(18) BENJAMIN BIRDSALL (Lieut. Col.), son of John 
(13) ; d. 1799; m. 1763, Freelove, dau. of William Jones (II. 7). 
Issue : 

21. David, m. Smith. 

22. Benjamin, m. ist, a sister of S. Nichols; m. 2d, 

Mott, of Rockaway. 

23. Phebe, m. James Jackson. 

24. Elizabeth, m. Jackson Althouse (issue, Jackson and 



25. Margaret, m. ist, Jacob Seaman; m. 2d, Timothy Tred- 

well (M. D.). 

26. Mary, m. Wm. Wright. 

27. Charlotte, b. 1764; m. Zebulon Seaman. 

28. Thomas, m. Phebe, daii. of Jacob Jackson (issue, Jackson 

and Eleanor), 

For further account of Lieut. Col. Benjamin (18), see under 
Freelove Jones (III. 16). 


(I) MATTHEW WHIPPLE, b. about 1605; d. 28 Sept., 
1647. Came from Essex, Eng., and settled in Ipswich, Mass., 
1638. Issue: 

-\-2. Joseph, d. 1708. 

3. John, m. 1658, Sarah , and had a son Matthew, the 

gr. grandfather of Genl. William Whipple, "the Signer." 

4. Mary. 

5. Ann. 

6. Elizabeth. 

7. Matthew, d. 1658. 

(2) JOSEPH WHIPPLE, son of Matthew (i) ; d. 1708. 
Issue : 

8. Joseph, b. 31 Oct., 1666. 

9. Margaret, b. 28 Aug. 1668. 

10. Sarah, b. 16 March, 1670. 

11. Matthew (Capt.), b. 1672 

12. Mary, b. 1674. 
+ 13. James, b. 1681. 

14. John. 

15. Jonathan. 

16. Ruth. 

17. Anna. 


(13) JAMES WHIPPLE, son of Joseph (2) ; b. 1681 ; d. 3 
Nov., 1766; m. 1703, Mary Fuller. Issue: 

18. James, b. 12 ApL, 1705 ; d. 1759. 

-f-19. Jacob, b. 1707. 

20. Daniel, b. 17 13. 

21. Mary. 

(19) JACOB WHIPPLE, son of James (13); b. May, 
1707; m. Jerusha, b. 1710; d. 1789, dau. of Leland. Issue: 

-f-22. James, b. 1732, and other children. 

(22) JAMES WHIPPLE, son of Jacob (19) ; b. 1732; d. 
1767; m. 29 Dec, 1750, Lydia Powers. Issue: 

23. Lydia, b. 1753. 

24. Jacob, b. 1755. 
+25. David, and others. 

(25) DAVID WHIPPLE, son of James (22) ; b. 1759; d. 

1842 ; m. first, Betsey Davis ; m. 2d, Thayer ; m. 3d, Arethusia 

Brooks. Issue by 3d wife: 

-f-26. David, b. 1783, and other children. 

(26) DAVID WHIPPLE, son of David (25) ; b. 1783, in 
Hadwick, Mass.; m. first, 1806, Abigail (Brown) Pepper, of 
Easthampton, Mass. She d. 1823, and was a gt. grand dau. of 
Constant Southworth, and gr. niece of Constant Freeman, senior 
officer of artillery upon the reorganization of the army after the 
Revolution. Issue : 

27. Emeline, m. John Farwell, of Amherst, Mass. 
+28. Amiel W. 

By his 2d wife, Deborah Phinney, he had a son, George (29). 

(28) AMIEL WEEKS WHIPPLE, son of David (26) ; b. 
1818, in Greenwich, Mass.; graduate of West Point, 1841. Bvt. 
Maj. Genl. U. S. A., commanding 3d Division, 3d Corps, Army 
of the Potomac. Killed at battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May, 


1863. Married 12 Sept., 1843, Eleanor Mary, d. April, 1874, 
dau. of Col. John N. Sherburne (21). Issue: 

30. Elizabeth Sherburne, m. 18 Sept., 1879, Capt. Robert W. 
Huntington, U. S. Marine Corps. 
+31. Charles William (Major). 

32. David, Lieut. U. S. Marine Corps ; m. 1872, Georgiana 

Colgate, of Washington, D. C. She d. 20 Aug., 1873 ; 
he d. I March, 1884. 

(31) CHARLES WILLIAM WHIPPLE (Major), son of 
Amiel (28) : graduate of West Point, 1868; b. Sept. 28, 1846; m. 
3 April, 1877, Josephine Katharine Jones, dau. of Walter R. T. 
Jones (V. 85), and his wife, Anna Pierson Bailey, dau. of Rear 
Admiral Theodorus Bailey, U. S. N. Issue: 

33. Walter Jones, b. 17 July, 1878. 

34. William, b. 27 Jan., 1880; m. June, 1905, Genevieve Ran- 

dolph. Issue : Walter Jones, b. 22 March, 1906. 

35. Sherbime, b. 2 May, 1881. 

36. Annette Bailey, b. 21 Aug., 1883; m. Nov. 14, 1906, 

Arthur Morris Colleus. 

37. Eleanor Sherburne, b. May 13, 1887. 


Ancestry of Eleanor M. Sherburne, whose son. Major Charles 
William Whipple, married Josephine K. Jones. 

(i) JOHN SHERBURNE, b. 1617; d. 1692; settled in 
Portsmouth, N. H., 1646; married Elizabeth Turk. Issue: 

-f-2. John. 

3. Henry. 

4. Mary. 

5. Elizabeth. 

(2) JOHN SHERBURNE, son of John (i); b. 1650; d. 
1690; m. Mary, dau. of Thos. Jackson. Issue: 

-\-6. Joseph. 


7. John. 

8. Edward. 

9. Ambrose. 
ID. Samuel. 

(6) JOSEPH SHERBURNE, son of John (2); b. 1680; 
d. 1744; m. Mary, d. 1745, dau. of . Issue: 

4-1 1. John. 

12. Joseph. 

13. Mary. 

14. Nathaniel. 

(II) JOHN SHERBURNE, son of Joseph (6); b. 1705; 
d. 1745; m. Eleanor Mendrum. Issue: 


+ 15. Nathaniel. 

(15) NATHANIEL SHERBURNE, son of John (n) ; b. 
before 1735 ; d. 1805 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Tobias and 
Elizabeth (Hall) Lear. Issue: 

16. Eleanor. 

17. John. 

+ 18, Nathaniel. 

19. Tobias. 

20. Elizabeth. 

(18) NATHANIEL SHERBURNE, son of Nathaniel (15) ; 
b. 8 Oct., 1746; d. 5 Aug., 1794; m. 26 Jan., 1792, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Wentworth) Warner, and gr. dau. 
of Gov. John Wentworth. His wife Elizabeth d. 16 Feb., 1846. 
Issue : 

-f-2i. John Nathaniel, b. 1793 (the Colonel). 

Nathaniel (18) ; b. 20 Sept., 1793; d. 30 June, 1859; m. June 6, 
1822, Eveline, dau. of Charles and Abigail (Leighton) Blunt. 
Col. of N. H. Militia and member of State Legislature. Issue: 

22. Elizabeth. 


-I-23. Eleanor M. 

24. Charles. 

25. Nathaniel, 

26. John, Adjt. Genl. 

(23) ELEANOR MARY SHERBURNE, dau. of Col. 
John N. (21) ; d. 1874; m. Amiel Weeks Whipple (28), 12 Sept., 
1843, ^t Portsmouth, N. H. (Issue, see under Amiel W. Whip- 
pie (28).) 


Ancestry of Ann Pierson Bailey (21), wife of Walter R. T. 
Jones (V. 85). 

(i) NICHOLAS BAILEY, of Westchester, N. Y. Magis- 
trate and Deputy to Genl. Court at Hartford, 1663. 

(2) JOHN BAILEY, son of Nicholas (i); d. 1719; m. 

Elizabeth, dau. of , who survived him, and m. as her 2d 

husband, Wm. Collins. Issue : 

+3. John. 
4. Sarah. 

(3) JOHN BAILEY, son of John (2). Lived at Fishkill, 
N. Y. ; b. 1704: m. 1731, Mary, dau. of Johannes Ter Boss, of 
Fishkill. Issue: 

+5. John (the Colonel) ; b. 1732. 

6. Esther, b. 1735, and others. 

(5) COL. JOHN BAILEY, son of John (3). Lived at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; b. 1732; d. 1806; m. 1756, Altje, dau. of 
Theodorus Van Wyck (10). She b. 10 Nov., 1740; d. 9 Nov., 
1807; was gr. dau. of Abraham Joris Brinckerhoff. Issue: 

7. Theodorus (the Genl.), b. 1758; d. 1828; m. Elizabeth 

Hoffman, dau. of Col. Robert, of N. Y. 
+8. William (the Judge), b. 1763; d. 1840. 


9. Mary, b. 1766. 

10. Elizabeth, m. Chancellor Jas. Kent. 

11. James, b. 1770; d. 1832. 

12. Esther, b. 1780. 

(8) JUDGE WILLIAM BAILEY, son of Col. John (5), 
of Plattsburg, N. Y. ; b. 1763; d. 1840; m. first, Hannah Hege- 
man, b. 1763; d. 1798, dau. of . Issue: 

13. Catharine, b. 1791 ; m. Maj. John Walworth, U. S. A. 

14. Charlotte, b. 1796; m. Maj. Mordecai Myers, U. S. A. 

M. 2d, Phebe Piatt, b. 1779; d. 1859, dau. of . Issue: 

15. Phebe A., b. 1799; m, first, Capt. Sidney Smith, U. S. A. ; 

m. 2d, Asa Hascall, 

16. William. 

17. John. 

18. Mary. 

-I-19. Theodorus (Rear Admiral), b. 1805. 
20. John W., b. 1807. 
And other children. 

(19) THEODORUS BAILEY (Rear Admiral), son of 
Judge William (8) ; b. 12 April, 1805 ; d. 10 Feb., 1877 ; m. Sarah 
Ann, dau. of Isaac S. and Dolly (Smith) Piatt, son of Nathaniel, 
of Plattsburg, N. Y. Issue: 

+21. Anna Pierson, m. Walter R. T. Jones (V. 74). 

22. Theodora, 

23. Sarah, m. T. Salter Tredick. 

24. Mary. 

25. Margaret. 

26. Edmund S., m. Mary Beekman McKnight. 

He was appointed midshipman, i Jan., 1818, and promoted 
Lieut, in 1827. In 1846 he was in command of the Lexington 
and rendered valuable service during the Mexican War. In 1855 
he was appointed Captn., and a little later commissioned as Com- 
modore. In 1862 he was in command of the Gulf blockading squad- 
ron with the rank of Acting Rear Admiral, and was second in 
command at New Orleans under Admiral Farragut. when he 


was sent to demand the surrender of New Orleans. In his offi- 
cial report of that victory he wrote, "It was a contest of iron 
hearts in wooden vessels against iron clads with iron beaks ; and 
the iron hearts won." On 25 July, 1866, he received his com- 
mission as Rear Admiral, and in 1876 was placed upon the re- 
tired list, his death occurring soon after. 

On 5 Dec, 1899, at the launching of the torpedo boat de- 
stroyer named the "Bailey," in honor of the Admiral, his family 
presented that boat with a loving cup bearing the following in- 
scription : 

"In honor of Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey, born 1805, ^^^^ 
1877, who in peace or war for fifty-nine years so gallantly served 
in the navy of our land, this cup is dedicated. 

"In the U. S. S. Cayuga he led the fleet of Admiral Farragut 
through the fire of forts Jackson and St. Philip and opposing 
vessels, April 24, 1862." 

(Then follows his memorable words quoted above.) 

(21) ANNA PIERSON BAILEY, dau. of Rear Admiral 
Theodorus Bailev ( 19) ; d. 5 Julv, 1882 ; m. Walter R. T. Jones 


(I) CAPT. JOHN UNDERHILL, the ancestor of all of 
that name in this country, came from Warwickshire, Eng., to 
Boston, 18 Aug., 1630, in a vessel under his command called the 
"Mary and John," named for his father and mother. He brought 
with him from Holland his wife, Helena Kruger. He was b. 
7 Oct., 1597 (O. S.), and was a son of Sir John E. and Mary 
(Moseley) Underbill. He removed to Matinecock, L. I., where 
he d. 21 of 7 mo., 1672. His wife Helena d. 1649. Issue: 

2. Benoni, went to New Hampshire. 

3. Elizabeth, bap. 14 Feb., 1636; d. in Southold, L. I. 
-I-4. John, b. 1642; settled on L. I. 

He m. 2d, Elizabeth, d. 1674, dau. of Robert Fceke, of Water- 
town, Mass., and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Fones. and 
widow of Henry Winthrop, son of Gov. John. Robert Feeke had 
by his wife Elizabeth (nee Fones) another dau., Hannah, who m. 



John Bowne, of Flushing, L. I. Robert Feeke died in , and 

his widow, Elizabeth, m. as her 3d husband WilHam Hallett (see 
"Evidences of the Winthrops of Groton"), who removed to Flush- 
ing, L. I., "taking with him her children." (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Rec, Vol. IL, p. 17.) Issue by 2d wdfe, Elizabeth: 

5. Deborah, b. 29 Nov., 1659; m. Henry Townsend, of 

Oyster Bay. 

6. Nathaniel, b. 1663. 

7. Hannah, m. Richard Alsop, of Newtown, L. I. 

8. Elizabeth, b. 1669; m. Isaac Smith, of Herricks, L. I. 
-\-g. David. 

(4) JOHN UNDERHILL, son of Capt. John (i) ; b. 11 
April, 1642 ; d. 29 Oct., 1692 ; m. i of 8 mo., 1668, Mary, b. 1652 ; 
d. 1698, dau. of Matthew Prior, of Matinecock, L. I. Issue: 

-f-io. John. 

II. Daniel. 
-|-I2. Samuel. • 

13. Mary. 

14. Abraham. 

15. Deborah. 
-I- 1 6. Sarah. 

17. Jacob. 

18. Hannah. 

(9) DAVID UNDERHILL, son of Capt. John (i); b. 
1672: m, dau, of Moses and Hannah Forman. Issue. 

+ 19. Peter. ■ 

20. Benjamin. 

21. Samuel. 

(10) JOHN UNDERHILL, son of John (4); b. i July, 
1670; d. at Cedar Swamp, L. I., 28 July, 1728; m. Elizabeth, b. 
1674, d. 1713, dau. of Thomas and Dinah (Townsend) Willets, 
of Jericho. Issue: 

22. Daniel, b. 1700. 


+23. Amos, m. 1729, Elizabeth, b. 1710, dau, of Benjamin and 
Jane (Mott) Seaman. 

24. Isaac, and other children. 

(12) SAMUEL UNDERHILL, son of John (4); b. 18 of 
12 mo., 1674; m. Hannah, d. 1753, dau. of Thos. Willets. Issue: 

25. Amee, b. 1702. 

26. Dinah. 

-\-2y. Samuel. 
28. Abraham. 

(16) SARAH UNDERHILL, dau. of John (4); b. 17 of 
6 mo., 1687; m. 25 of 9 mo., 1708, Thomas PearsoU, b. 1679, 
son of Nathaniel, of Hempstead ; they had a dau., Sarah Pearsoll, 
who m. first, Richard Mott, and 2d, Richard Alsop. 

(27) SAMUEL UNDERHILL, son of Samuel (12) ; b. 8 
of 9 mo., 1708; d. 1780; m. 1737, Ann, b. 1716; d. 1803, dau. of 
Joseph Carpenter, of Oyster Bay. He settled in Mamaroneck, 
and had with other children a dau., Mary (29), b. 31 of i mo., 
1745; d. 1776; m. James Mott. 

(25) AMEE UNDERHILL, dau. of Samuel (12) ; b. 9 of 
9 mo., 1702; d. 7 Sept., 1779; m. 27 July, 1729, William Latham. 

(22) DANIEL UNDERHILL, son of John (10) ; b. 1700; 
d. 29 May, 1790; m. 1728, Abigail, b. 1703; d. 1765 (prob. a dau. 
of Wm. and Sarah (Hauxhurst) Crooker, of Wheatley, L. I.). 
Issue : 

-f-30. John, and other children. 

(23) AMOS UNDERHILL, son of John (10); m. 1729, 
Elizabeth, b. 1710, dau. of Benjamin and Jane (Mott) Seaman. 
Issue : 

31. Isaac, b. 1732. 

32. David, b. 1743 ; m. 1773, Elizabeth, b. 1747, dau. of Wm. 


33. Solomon, b. 1749; m. 1780, Lydia, dau. of Adam and 

Sarah Mott. 


(30) JOHN UNDERHTTX, son of Daniel (22) ; b. 25 Jan., 
1729; d. 22 Oct., 1798; m. Rebecca, b. 1731, d. 17 April, 1808, 
dau. Geo. and Anne (Underbill) Frost. Issue: 

34. Daniel, b. 1764; and others. 

(34) DANIEL UNDERHILL, son of John (30); b. 11 
July, 1764 ; d. 23 March, 1842 ; m. 22 June, 1785, at Centre Island, 
Margaret, b. 23 June, 1764; d. 16 April, 1841, dau. of Thomas 
and Phebe (Allen) Smith, of Oyster Bay. Issue: 

35. Ann, b. 1787. 

36. Smith, b. 1790. 

37. Elizabeth, b. 1793. 

38. Phebe Smith, b. 1798. 

39. Sarah, b. 1804. 

40. Thomas F., b. 24 April, 1813; m. 1847, Anna, dau. of 

William Coles. 

(19) PETER UNDERHILL, son of David (9); m. 
Penelope, dau. of Abraham and Mary (Hauxhurst) Ailing. Issue: 

-|-4i. Rev. Peter. 

42. Hannah ; m. Daniel Youngs. 

43. Daniel ; m. Sarah Townsend. 

44. Joseph. 

45. Theodosia; m. Townsend Weeks. 

(41) REV. PETER UNDERHILL, son of Peter (19), 
resided in Oyster Bay; b. 24 Jan., 1737; d. 24 June, 1806; m. (by 
license, 31 Jan., 1760), Ethelinda, b. 1740, dau. of John and Sarah 
(Wright) Townsend. Issue: 

46. Jacob, b. 31 July, 1776; d. 21 April, 1812; m. Sarah, 

dau. of Ebenezer Sillock, of Stamford, Conn. 


Ancestors of Katharine Howard, who married Townsend Jones 
(VI. 80). The Howards came from England to the Barbadoes 
in , and thence to South Carolina. 


C I ) ROBERT HOWARD was an active and zealous Whig, 
and was one of the twenty-six men who met after the repeahng 
of the "Stamp Act" around the famous "Liberty Tree," in 
Charleston, and pledged themselves to resist the fetters of Gt. 
Britain. He is said to have descendants living in England of 
whom the Whitticlds are perhaps the best known. 

He had a son Robert (2), and perhaps other children. 

(2) ROBERT HOWARD, son of Robert (i) ; b. 10 Jan., 
1773; d. 21 Feb., 1850; m. 10 April, 1810, Harriet, b. 25 July, 
1786; d. II May, 1859, dan. of Lee. Issue: 

3. Theus, b. April, 1812; m. Frances Beekman Lee. Issue, 

one son and five daus. The family went to Alabama. 

4. Lee, b. March, 1813 ; d. in infancy. 

5. Beekman, b. April, 1815; d. in infancy, 

-\-6. Robert Theus, b. 2 May, 1816; d. 16 Jan., 1885; m. 11 
Oct., 1838, Hester Mary Seaman, b. 27 July, 1818; d. 
5 May, 1897, dau. of Billopp Seaman. 

7. William Lee, b. April, 1817; d. in infancy. 

8. Henry Middleton, b. Aug., 1818; d. 10 Sept., 1858; m. 

Rebecca Lee, of Camden, S. C. No issue. 

9. Thomas Lee, b. Feb., 1821 ; d. 1862 ; unm. 

10. Stephen Lee, b. March, 1822 ; m. Emily Chisholm. Is- 

sue, two children ; d. young. 

11. Mary Lee, b. June, 1823; m. Wm. E. Snowden. Issue: 

Wm. Henry. 



12. Harriet Lee, b. May, 1824; m. Charles Snowden. Issue: 


13. Susan Lee, b. April, 1825; d. in infancy. 

14. Beekman, b. July, 1826 ; d. in infancy ; twin. 

15. Lee, b. July, 1826; d. unm.; twin. 

16. Joseph Lee. b. Dec, 1827; d. 1868; unm. 


17. Susan S., b. March, 1829; d. 2 Dec, i860; m. Richard 
Taylor Walker. Issue, seven children, all dec. before 
1894. One of these. Sue Howard Walker, m. 
Gaston Hardy, and died without issue. 

(6) REV. ROBERT THEUS HOWARD, son of Robert 
(2) ; b. at Charleston, S. C, 2 May, 1816; d. 16 Jan., 1885, at 
Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., where he was rector of St. John's 
Prot. Epis. Church from 1872 until 1882. He m. 11 Oct., 1838, 
Hester Mary, b. 27 July, 1818, at Oyster Bay, L. I. ; d. 5 May, 
1897, dau. of Billopp Benjamin Seaman and his wife, Hester 
Mary, dau. of John Kortright and Catharine Seaman, his wife, 
dau. of Edmund Seaman. They were married at St. Luke's 
Church, N. Y, City, by Rev. Dr. Forbes. Issue : 

18. Harriet Kortright, b. 14 Aug., 1839; d. 14 Aug., 1870. 

19. Billopp Seaman, b. 7 Oct., 1840. 

20. Gouvenour Kortright, b. 4 Dec, 1842 ; d. 4 April, 1843. 

21. Edmund Kortright, b. 27 March, 1844. 

-j-22. Alice, b. II Dec, 1846; m. 4 April, 1866, Chas. Henry 
King, M. D. ; b. 3 Aug., 1844; d- 18 March, 1883. 

+23. Hess Lee, b. 30 July, 1850 ; d. 25 Dec, 1896; m. 17 April, 
1879, Timothy B. Linington. 

-I-24. Henry S., b. 14 May, 1853 ; m. 18 Sept., 1879, Cornelia 

25. Robert Lee, b. 7 Feb., 1857; ^' '5 June, 1857. 

26. Katharine Seaman, b. 21 May, 1858; m. 30 April, 1879, 

Townsend Jones. 

(22) ALICE HOWARD, dau. of Rev. Robert T. (6) ; b. 
II Dec, 1846; m. 4 April, 1866, C. Henry King, M. D. Issue: 

Hester Mary, b. Mch. 2, 1867 ; d. Aug. 12, 1867. 

Charles Henry, Jr., b. April 2, 1868; d. July 24, 1870. 

Alice Howard, b. June 19, 1872; m. Oct. 30, 1901, Julian 

Verplanck, Jr. 
Robert Howard, b. Aug. 2, 1873. 
Ross Woodruff, b. June 27, 1876; d. Dec. 19, 1905. 


Eleanor Jane, b. July 30, 1880; d. July 3, 1882. 

William Bruce, b. July 30, I880; d. July 18. 1881. 
Harry Lee, b. May 3, 1882. 

(23) HESS LEE HOWARD, dau. of Rev. Robert T. (6) ; 
b. 30 July, 1850; d. 25 Dec., 1896; m. 17 April, 1879, Timothy B. 
Linington, son of Stephen, of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue: 

Howard, b. Feb. 26, 1880. 

Maud, b. Dec. 6, 1883; m. Nov., 1904, Henry Martindale 

24. HENRY S. HOWARD, son of Rev. Robert T. (6) ; b. 
14 May, 1853 ; m. 18 Sept., 1879, Cornelia, dau. of Ketchum. 


of Hester Mary Kortright, who m. Billopp Seaman, was b. 1645, 
at Beest, in Gelderland ; m. Metje, dau. of Bastiaen Elyessen, 
widow of Caes Van Appledorn. 

nelius Jansen ( i) ; b. 1681 ; d. 1704; m. 1703, Helena, dau. of Capt. 
John Benson. 

(3) CORNELIUS KORTRIGHT, son of Laurens Cor- 
nelius (2) : b. 1704; d. 1745; m. Hester, dau. of John Cannon, of 
N. Y. City. (See Riker's Harlem, p. 516-518.) 

(4) LAWRENCE KORTRIGHT, son of Cornelius (3) : 
b. 1728; d. 1794; m. 6 May, 1755, Hannah, dau. of John and 
Sarah Aspinwall. 

(5) CAPT. JOHN KORTRIGHT, son of Lawrence (4) ; 


d. i8io; m. 2 May, 1793, Catharine, dau. of Edmund Seaman, 
and had with others a dau., Hester Mary Kortright, who m. 
Billopp Seaman. 


(i) PETER ASPINWALL, ancestor of that name in this 
country, m. as his 2d wife, Rember, dau. of John Palfrey. 

(2) JOSEPH ASPINWALL, son of Peter (i) ; b. 9 Oct., 
1673 ; m. 1700, Hannah, dau. of Christopher Deane. 

(3) JOHN ASPINWALL, son of Joseph (2) ; b. 1705; d. 
5 July, 1774. Settled in Flushing, L. I.; m. 28 Aug., 1728, 
Sarah, d. 1765, dau. of Capt. James and Sarah (Cornell) Sands, 
of Oyster Bay, L. I. 

(4) HANNAH ASPINWALL, dau of John (3) ; m. 6 
May, 1755, Lawrence Kortright, b. 1728; d. 1794, son of Cor- 
nelius Kortright and his wife Hester, dau. of John and Maria 
(Le Grand) Cannon (she, Hester, b. 1706; d. 1784). Issue, five 
children. Their eldest son, Capt. John Kortright, m. 2 May, 
1793, Catharine, dau. of Edmund Seaman, and had a dau. Hester 
Mary, who m. Billopp Seaman. 


Ancestry of Charles Remsen, who married Lillian Livingston 
Jones (VI. 64). 

(i) REM JANSEN VANDERBECK (ancestor of the 
Remsen family), came from Westphalia to Albany, N. Y., in 1650. 
He m., 1652, Annetje Rapelye, and removed to L. I. He left a 
large family of children, "Who took as their surnames their 
father's Christian name, with a suffix to denote the sonship, which 
is the origin of the Remsen family." (See Prominent Families of 
N. Y., by L. H. Weeks.) 


Jansen Vanderbeck (i), b. 1780. 

(3) HENRY REMSEN, son of Hendrick (2) ; b. 1762; d. 
1843 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Abraham R. de Peyster. 

(4) WILLIAM REMSEN, son of Henry (3) : b. 13 Jan.. 
t8t5 : ni. Jane. dau. of John Suydam, of N. Y. 

(5) CHARLES REMSEN, son of William (4) ; m. Lillian 
Livingston Jones, dau. of Oliver H. Jones (V. 67). Issue: 

6. Charles, b. 1891 ; d. 22 March, 1899. 

7. William. 


(i) MAJ. WALTER RUTHERFURD, b. 1724, in Scot- 
I ij Iffi ' '^"*^ • ^- ^^40. in N. Y. City, was a son of Sir John, of Edgerston, 
Scotland. He m. Catharine (her 2d husband), b. 1727, dau. of 
James Alexander, of Scotland. 

(2) JOHN RUTHERFURD, son of Maj. Walter, b. 1760; 
d. 23 Feb., 1840; m. 1781, Magdalena, dau. of Lewis Morris. 

(3) ROBERT W. RUTHERFURD, son of John (2) ; b. 
T788; d. 185 1 : m. Sabina. dau. of Col. Lewis Morris. 

(4) WALTER RUTHERFURD. son of Robert W. (3) : 
b. 1812; d. 1868; m. Isabella, dau. of David Brooks, Capt. U. S. 
A.., and his wife, Frances Morris. 

(5) WALTER RUTHERFURD. son of Walter (4) ; m 
7 June, 1877. Martha Louisa Jones, dau. of Oliver H. Jones (V. 
57). Issue: 

6. John Morris Livingston, b. 23 Sept., 1888. 

7. Ronald Gordon Stirling, b. 26 Sept., 1897. 

(See N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. 12, p. 159.) 



Ancestry of William Sidney Smith, husband of Eleanor T. 
Jones (V. i8). 

(i) COL. WILLIAM SMITH, b. , in Eng.; m. 26 

Nov., 1675, Martha, dau. of Henry Tunstall. He was appointed 
by Charles II., in 1675, as Gov. of Tangier, Africa. He came 
to this coimtry in 1686 and settled in Setauket, L. I., where he 
died 18 Feb., 1705, having been Chief Justice of Supreme Court 
from 1693 to 1700. 

(2) WILLIAM HENRY SMITH (Maj.), son of Col. Wm. 
(i) ; b. 13 March 1690; m. as 2d wife, Hannah Cooper, of South- 
ampton, L. I. 

(3) WILLIAM SMITH, son of Wm. Henry (2) ; b. 1720; 
d. 1799; m. as his 2d wife, Ruth, dau. of Nathaniel Woodhull, 
a sister of Genl. Nathaniel. 

(4) WILLIAM SMITH, son of William (3) ; b. 30 April, 
1768; m. Hannah, dau. of Philetus Smith, of Smithtown, L. I. 
(He, William, d. 22 July, 1803.) 

(5) WILLIAM SIDNEY SMITH, son of William (4) 
(the eldest son) ; b. 1797; d. 2 Feb., 1879, at Yaphank, L. I.; m. 
7 May, 1823, Eleanor Turk Jones (V. 18), dau. of William (IV. 
4). Issue: 

+6. William Henry, b. 1824 ; d. 1890. 

7. Elbert Jones. 

+8. Charles Jeffery. 

-I-9. Robert Russell. 

-f 10. Amelia, b. 1832; d. 27 Jan., 1899. 

-f-ii. Apollos. 

-f-i2. Sidney Tangier. 

13. James Weeks, d. 30 Sept., 1901. 
+ 14. John Tredwell. 


15. Susan Maria W., b. 1840; m. 1867, Rev. Hamilton 

Bishop ; no issue. 

Supervisor of town of Brookhaven and Treasurer of SuflFolk 

(6) WILLIAM HENRY SMITH, son of William S. (5) ; 
b. 1824; d. 1890; m. 1st, 1854, Alice, dau. of Miles White, of N. 
Y. City. M. 2d, 1881, Jean M. Berrien. No issue. 

(8) CHARLES JEFFRY SMITH, son of William S. (5) ; 
b. 1828; killed by a cloudburst in Plainsburg, Cal., 1880; m. 1864, 
Julia, dau. of Anson Russell, and his wife, Harriet Riggs Spauld- 
ing, of Westminster, Mass. Issue: 

16. Jeffry Tangier, b. 1864. 

17. Elbert Haring, b. 1866. 

18. William Sidney, b. 1869. . 

19. Julia Riggs, b. 1871. 

20. Amelia, b. 1874. 

(9) ROBERT RUSSELL SMITH, son of William S. (5) ; 
b. 1829; d. 1885; m. 1875, Cornelia, dau. of Henry and Cornelia 
(Kelsey) Thorne, of Lakeville, L. I. Settled in Yaphank, L. I. 
Issue : 

20a. William Henry T., b. 1877, d. 1879. 
20b. Helen Tangier, b. 1880. 

21. William Sidney, b. 1883. 

(ro) AMELIA vSMITH, dau. of William S. (5); d. 27 
Jan., 1899. Resided at Yaphank, and was President of the 
Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Soc. of the Presbytery 
of L. I., from its organization in 1883 until her death in 1899. 

(II) APPOLLOS SMITH, son of William S. (5), b. 1844; 
d. 2 June, 1891 ; m. 1877, Caroline R., dau. of Asa Cook Brownell 
and Caroline Field, his wife, of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue: 

22. Hamilton Holmes, b. 1878 ; d. 1879. 

23. Russell Brownell, b. 1883. 

24. Miriam Tangier, b. 1890. 


25. Eleanor S., b. 1880 ; d. 4 Feb., 1900. 

26. Royal H., b. 1885. 

(12) SIDNEY TANGIER SMITH, son of William S. (5) ; 
b. 1834; m. 1865, Edith, dau. of Philip Rhinelander and Frances 
Blackwell Robert, his wife, of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue: 

27. Eleanor Jones, b. 1866. 

28. Henry Youngs. 

(14) JOHN TREADWELL SMITH, son of William S. 
(5); b. 1838. Settled at Beaver Dam, Wis.; m. 1872, Emilie, 
dau. of Isaac P. and Julia Langlois Perritt-Gentil, of Prairie du 
Chien, Wis. Issue: 

29. Edith S., b. 1875. 

30. Amelia T., b. 1877. 

31. Julia Jones, b. 1880. 

32. Clara Forest, b. 1884. 

33. Emilie M., b. 1890. 


(i) JOHN KISSAM, b. in Eng., 1644, settled in Flush- 
ing, L. I. The earlier spelling of his name, Ockersen (probably 
Dutch), was retained by some of his children, and in the early 
records of Hempstead was generally spelled Okeson. He m. 
10 June, 1667, Susannah, dau. of Wm. Thorne, of Jamaica, L. I. 

-f-2. Daniel. 
+3. John. 

4. Thomas (went to New Jersey). 

(2) DANIEL KISSAM, son of John (i) ; b. in Flushing, 
L. I., 1669; d. 26 Dec, 1752; will prob. 10 Jan., 1753; m. Eliza- 
beth Coombs, b. 1673, d. 1736. Settled on Great Neck, L. I. 
(She was dau. of Francis Coombs.) Issue: 

5. Hannah, b. 1699; d. 3 July, 1750; m. Lewis Hewlett (2d 



-\-6. Daniel. 

7. Elizabeth. 

4-8. Joseph. 

9. Martha. 

10. Levina. 

(3) JOHN KISSAM, son of John (i) ; m. Elizabeth, dau. 
of Lieut. Adain Mott (i), of Great Neck, and settled in Freehold, 

(6) DANIEL KISSAM, son of Daniel (2), of Gt. Neck; 
b. 1 70 1, d. 1728; m. Ann, b. 1700; d. 20 Sept., 1796, dau. of Rich- 
bell Mott. She after m. ii Oct., 1730, Jotham Townsend, of 
Oyster Bay. Issue: 

+ 11. Daniel. 
12. Elizabeth. 

(8) JOSEPH KISSAM, son of Daniel (2); b. 1705; m. 
7 Feb., 1727, Deborah, dau. of Jonathan Whitehead and Sarah 
Field. Issue : 

+ 13. Joseph, b. 22 Aug., 1731. 
+ 14. Elizabeth, and others. 

(II) DANIEL KISSAM, son of Daniel (6); b. 13 Oct., 
1726; d. 1782; m. 20 April, 1746, Peggy, b. 1728, dau. of Col. 
Benjamin Tredwell. Issue: 

15. Maj. John. 
4-i6. Phebe, b. 1750; m. i April, 1767, Richard Jackson, 
And other children. 

(13) JOSEPH KISSAM, son of Joseph (8) ; b. 22 Aug., 
173 1 ; m. 9 Oct., 1752, Mary, b. 1725, d. 13 June, 1804, dau. of 
George and Hannah Hewlett (nee Hannah Smith). Issue: 

-I-17. Benjamin. 

18. Phebe. 

+ 19. Daniel Whitehead. 

20. Hewlett. 


(14) ELIZABETH KISSAM, dau. of Joseph (8) ; m. 20 
Oct., 1761, Jacob Mott. Issue: 

Mary Whitehead, m. Morris. 


(16) PHEBE KISSAM, dau. of Daniel (11) ; b. 1750; m. 
I April, 1767, Richard Jackson, b. 1740, d. 1826. Issue, several 
children. (See under Richard Jackson.) 

(17) BENJAMIN KISSAM, son of Joseph (13) ; b. 1753, 
d. 1808; m. 20 Dec, 1773, Martha, b. 20 Jan., 1745; d. 8 Nov., 

1805, dau. of Hewlett, of Oyster Bay. Issue : 

-|-2i. Charles. 

-f-22. Samuel, and others. 

Joseph (13) ; b. 1763; d. 21 Nov., 1839; m. ist, 26 June, 1787, 
Elizabeth, b. 1767, d. 1803, dau. of Dr. Benjamin Tredwell. Issue: 

-}-25. Elizabeth, and others. 

M. 2d, Phebe, b. 1777 ; d. 1861, dau. of Wilmot Oakley. Issue: 

+26. William. 

+27. Edward, and others. 

(25) ELIZABETH KISSAM, dau. of Daniel (19); b. 26 
Nqv., 1798 ; d, 1875 ; m. Jud^e Richard M. Conklin, of Cold 
Spring Harbor; he d. 22 Aug., 1877. Issue: 

Richard M., m. Emma J. Seaman. 

Elizabeth, m. Wm. Kissam. 

Benjamin K., m. Sarah A. West. 


Margaret S., m. Eben G. Piatt. 

Buel, d. 5 April, 1882. 

(26) WILLIAM KISSAM, M. D., son of Daniel (19) ; b. 

1806, d. 1842; m. 1st, 1 83 1, Jane, dau. of Whitehead Hewlett. 


No issue. M. 2d, Eliza Strong, b. 1820, d. 10 Nov., i860, dau. 
Henry Scudder. Issue: 

William Wilmot. ' 

(27) EDWARD KISSAM, son of Daniel ( 19) ; b. Hunting- 
ton, L. I., 28 April, 1818; m. ist, 1846, Ellen, b. 1859, dau. N. 
R. Van Brunt ; m. 2d, 16 Sept., 1863, Mary Ann, dau. of Samuel 
Fleet, of Brooklyn, a descendant of Admiral Fleetwood, of Eng., 
whose son Thomas dropped the latter part of his name and set- 
tled in Huntington, L. I. 

(21) CHARLES KISSAM, son of Benjamin (17); b. 
Whitestone, L. I., 1775 ; m. 25 June, 1790, Elizabeth, b. 1781 ; d. 
1863, dau. of Mott. Issue: 

Jackson, b. 1804; m. Sarah A. Mott. (And other children.) 

(22) SAMUEL KISSAM, son of Benjamin (17); b. 5 
April,, 1788; m. Phebe Mott, b. 1788; d. 1855. Issue: 


Charles, m. Elizabeth Mott. 

And other children. 


(i) THOMAS CORNELL (in Eng. spelled Comewell) ; b. 
in Eng., 1595, came to Boston with wife, Rebecca Briggs, and d. 
in Rhode Island, 1655. She d. 1673, leaving issue, nine children. 
Issue : 

-f2. Richard, b. 1630; d. 1694. 

+3. John, b. 1637, fl- 1704- 

4. Rebecca, m. Geo. Woolsey. 

5. Sarah, m. ist, 1643, Thos. Willett; m. 2d, Chas. Bridges; 

ro- 3cl. John Lawrence. 

6. Elizabeth, m. Christopher Almy. 


(2) RICHARD CORNELL, son of Thomas (i) ; b. 1625, 
d. 1694. Settled in Rockaway, L. I. Issue: 

4-7. Thomas, b. 1675, d. 1719. 

8. Elizabeth, m. John Lawrence. 

9. William, m. ist, Smith; m. 2d, Jane Whitehead. 

(3) JOHN CORNELL, son of Thomas (i) ; b. 1637, ^^ 
1704; settled on Cow Neck; m. Mary Russell. Issue: 

10. Richard. 

11. Joshua, m. Sarah, dau. of John Thorne. 
iia. Caleb. 

(10) RICHARD CORNELL, son of John (3) ; b. 1678, d. 
1757 ; m. Hannah, dau. of John Thorne, son of William. Issue: 

+ 12. Benjamin. 

13. Deborah, b. 1705 ; m., 1723, Matthew Franklin. 

(12) BENJAMIN CORNELL, son of Richard (10); b. 
1723, d. 1771 ; m., 1742, Abigail, dau. of Stephen Stephenson, of 
Rye, and his wife Jane Clement, of Flushing, L. I. Issue, ten 

(14) BENJAMIN CORNELL, son of Benjamin (12) ; b. 
1761, d. 1841 ; m. 1st, 1783, Alice, dau. of Wm. Sutton, of Green- 
wich, Conn., and had with others a son, Silas Cornell (15), b. 
1789, d. Rochester, N. Y., 1864; m. 181 5, Sarah, dau. of Adam 
Mott, whose eldest child, Thos. C. Cornell (16), m. Jane Bashford, 
of Yonkers. N. Y. (He, Thos. (16), was compiler of "Ancestry 
of Adam and Anne Mott.") 

(iia.) CALEB CORNELL, son of John (3) ; lived on Cow 
Neck, L. I. ; b. 1683 ; m. 1705, Elizabeth Hagnei. Issue: 

17. John, b. 1716 ; m. ist, Martha, dau. of Lewis Hewlett ; m. 

2d, Phebe, dau. of Lewis Hewlett. 

18. William, b. 1721, m. Ruth, dau. of Lewis Hewlett. 

(7) THOMAS CORNELL, son of Richard (2) ; b. 1675, 
d. 1719; m. and had son. 


19. Thomas, b. 1702, d. 1764; m. Sarah Doughty, who had 

20. Thomas, b. 1722, d. 1766; m. Helena, dau. of 

(21) WHITEHEAD CORNELL, son of Thomas (20). 
m. Abigail Hicks, and had son Thomas (22), who m. Hannah 

(9) WILLIAM CORNELL, son of Richard (2) (m. twice; 
see under No. 2). Issue: 

23. Richard, m. Miriam Mott. 


Thomas Valentine (and his brother Robert) lived on the farm 
of their father in West Hills, L. I., which later was in possession 
of Benjamin Brush. 

( I ) THOxM AS VALENTINE, m. Elizabeth Hewlett, sister 
of Capt, Chas. Hewlett. Issue: 

2. Obadiah, m. Rachel Waters. 

3. Abraham. 

4. Hewlett. 
+5. Jeremiah. 

6. Elizabeth, m. Benj. Waters, of West Hills. 

7. Hannah, m. Danl. Travis. 

8. Ruth, m. Wm. Weeks (called Penn). 

9. Mary, m. Gerrit Suydam, of East Woods (now Syosset). 

10. Sarah, m. Gerrit Van Nostrand, of East Woods. 

11. Martha, m. Saml. Wright, of Rockaway. 

(5) JEREMIAH VALENTINE, son of Thos. (i) ; b. 21 
June, 1762; d. 15 June, 1850; m. 28 May, 1784, Mary Van Velsor. 

(12) SAMUEL VALENTINE, son of Jeremiah (5) ; b. 30 
Aug., 1792; d. 1865; m. 1st, Maria Riker; m. 2d, Mary Mott 



Thomas Adams and his wife Dorothy came from Eng, in 1790, 
to Smithtown, L. I. He d. 12 Feb., 1792. She d. 11 Nov., 1793 
(prob.), and left a dau. Dorothy, b. 30 Dec, 1792; d. 7 May, 
1885, who. m. David W. Jones (V. 14). Thomas and Dorothy 
Adams had other children. 

A prayer book in possession of Edmund Jones, son of this 
David W. Jones (V. 14), contains the following names, but can- 
not be placed: 

William Adams, b. 10 Nov., 1784; d. 7 June, 1876. 
Mary Adams, b. 14 Dec, 1795 ; d. 13 June, 1872. 
Dorothy Ann Adams, dau. of Wm. ; d. 18 Feb., 1896. 
Thomas Adams, son of Wm. ; d. 26 July, 1896. 
George Adams, son of Wm. ; d. 11 Oct., 1896, se 60 yrs. 


Ancestors of Conde R. Thorne, husband of Louisa A. Floyd- 

(i) WILLIAM THORNE, probably from Eng., came to 
Flushing, L. I., from Lynn, Mass., with his wife Sarah, in 1638. 
Issue : 

2. William, settled on Great Neck, L. I. (prob. the ancestor 
of Elizabeth Thorne, who m., 1696, Richbell Mott). 
-f 3. John. 
+4. Joseph. 
-f 5. Samuel. 
-1-6. Susannah, m., 1667, Wm. Kissam. 

(3) JOHN THORNE, son of William (i) ; b. 1643, d 
1709; will 5 Jan., 1697, prob. 3 July, 1709; m. Mary. 

(4) JOSEPH THORNE, son of John (3); d. 1753; m., 
1695, Martha J. Bowne, dau. of John Bowne, of Flushing, L. I. 


(5) THOMAS THORNE, son of Joseph (4) ; b. 1704, d. 
1764, in Flushing; m. 1st, Penelope, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Wright) Coles, of Oyster Bay. 

(6) DANIEL THORNE, son of Thos. (5) ; b. 1726, d. 
1765; m. Mary, dau. of Wm. and Susannah (Coles) Frost. 

(7) CHARLES THORNE, son of Daniel (6) ; b. 1755, d. 
1818; m. Anne, b. 1752, d. 1845, dau. of Daniel and Hannah 
(Latting) Kirby. 

(8) WILLIAM THORNE, son of Chas. (7) ; b. 1777, d. 
1861 ; m. Anne Knapp, of Greenwich, Conn. 

(9) LEONARD M. THORNE, son of Wm. (8) ; b. 1816; 
m., 1858, Augusta A. Raguet. 


(1) WILLIAM LAWRENCE, b. 1623, in Eng. ; d. 1680, 
in Flushing, L. I., where in 1645 he was one of the Patentees. M. 
(by license) 4 March, 1664, as his 2d wife, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Richard Smith, Patentee of Smithtown, L. I. 

(2) MAJ. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, son of Wm. (i), and 
his first wife, Elizabeth Hager; m. first, 1675, Ann Edsall ; m. 2d 
(by license), i June, 1680, Deborah, dau. of Richard Smith, 
Patentee of Smithtown. Issue: 

3. William 
4-4. Obediah. 

5. Samuel. 
+6. Adam. 

7. Richard 

8. Daniel. 

9. Joshua. 
10. Caleb. 


11. Elizabeth, m. John, son of Capt. Thos. Willett. 

12. Stephen. 

(4) OBEDIAH LAWRENCE, son of Maj. Wm. (2) ; d. 
1732 ; m. Sarah . Issue. 

13. Sarah, m., 1735, Joseph Brown. 
+ 14. William, M. D. 

15. Deborah, m. Jonathan Willett. 
And other children. 

(6) ADAM LAWRENCE, son of Maj. Wm. (2) ; was 
Sheriff of Queens Co.; m. Sarah, dau. of Capt. Thos. Willett. 
Issue : 

16. Deborah, m. S. Van Wyck. 

17. Sarah, m. James Hewlett. 
And other children. 

(14) WILLIAM LAWRENCE, son of Obediah (5) ; set- 
tled in Oyster Bay; m. Zipporah. Issue: 

18. Elizabeth, m. Seaman. 

19. Deborah, m. Jacob Mott, son of Jacob. 

20. Mary, m. Richard Lawrence. 

21. Jordan, m. 11 June, 1747, Ruth, dau. of Jacob Mott. 

22. William, M. D. 

(23) JOSEPH LAWRENCE, son of William (i), and his 
2d wife, Elizabeth Smith. 

(24) RICHARD LAWRENCE, son of Joseph (23). 

(25) JOSEPH LAWRENCE, son of Richard (24); b. 
1741 ; m. Phebe, dau. of Henry Townsend. Issue : 

26. Elizabeth. 

27. Henry, m. ist, Harriet Van Wyck ; m. 2d, Ann Pearsoll. 

28. Phebe, m. Obadiah Townsend, and had a dau., Lydia, 

who m. James W. Mott. 



( i) JOHN CHASE, of Eastport, Maine ; b. 1770; m. Louisa 
Spinney. She survived him and m. 2d, Timothy Jones. 

(2) JOHN CHASE, son of John and Louisa; b. 1800; m. 
Carohne E. Simes. 

(3) JOHN E. CHASE, son of John and Caroline, b. 1837, 
in Portsmouth, N. H. ; d. 25 Oct., 1886, in Brooklyn, L. I. M. ist, 
Phebe, J., dau. of Jacob C. Hewlett, and his wife, Elizabeth Jones 
(IV. 32). 

M. 2d, 17 Sept., 1873, Helen, dau. of Charles P. Stewart. 
Issue : 

Caroline, b. 17 July, 1875. 
John, b. 27 March, 1878. 


(i) DANIEL SHELTON (and his brother Richard) came 
from Norfolk, Eng., before 1690. Richard settled in Virginia and 
Daniel in Stratford, Conn. 

(0 DANIEL SHELTON, b. about 1668, d. 1728; m., 4 
April, 1692, Elizabeth, b. 1670, d. i April, 1747, dau. of Hon. 
Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield, Conn., and his wife Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Hollister Jr., and his wife Joanna, dau. of Hon. 
Richard Treat. (Saml. Welles was son of Hon. Thos., Gov. of 
Conn.). Issue: 

2. Elizabeth, b. 2 Jan., 1693. 
+3. Joseph. 
+4. Samuel, and others. 

(4) S.\MUEL SHELTON, son of Daniel (i), b. 1704; d. 
\2 Nov., 1772; of Huntington, Conn.; m. Abigail, b. 1714, d. 21 


Feb., 1794, dau. of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Curtis) Nichols. 
Issue : 

5. Mary, b. 13 Feb., 1736. 
-j-6. Andrew, and others. 

(6) ANDREW SHELTON, son of Samuel (4) ; b. 5 Nov., 
1746; m. Sarah, dau. of Booth. Issue: 

+7. Nathan (M. D.), and others. 

(7) NATHAN SHELTON, M. D., son of Andrew (6) ; 
b. 6 June, 1784; settled in Jamaica, L. I., in 1806, where he prac- 
tised medicine for fifty years. He m. ist, Eliza H, Starman, dau. 
of Frederick and Mary (Dundass) Starman. Issue: 

8. Frederick W., d. 2 May, 1813. 

9. Frederick 2d. 
10. Mary S. 

-j-ii. John Dundass. 

12. Sarah Graves. 

(11) JOHN DUNDASS SHELTON, M. D., of Jamaica, 
L. I., son of Nathan, M. D. (7) ; b. 11 July, 1816; d. 10 Dec, 
1862; m. Fanny P., b. 9 Sept., 1817; d. 28 April, 1896, dau. of 
Jonathan Gardiner, and his wife, Fanny Peck, on 21 June, 1843. 
Issue : 

13. Eliza, b. 31 Aug., 1844; d. 25 Aug., 1845. 

14. Nathan, b. 12 Oct., 1846; d. 7 July, 1896; m. 4 June, 

1872, Maria, dau. of Robert and Mary Jordan. Issue : 

Nathan, b. 12 Oct., 1873. 

15. Eliza H. S., b. 30 April, 1848. 

-|-i6. John D., b. 12 Aug., 1850; m. 11 Sept., 1890, Susan, dau. 
of Wm. and Henrietta (List) Mentz, of Bethlehem, Pa. 

17. Fanny G., b. 11 July, 1853 ; d. 8 July, 1854. 

18. Mary A., b. ii Jan., 1856; d. 6 June, 1878. 
19 Fanny G. 2d, b. 20 June, 1857. 

20. Charles Jones, b. 7 Sept., 1858 ; d. 23 May, 1896. 


(3) JOSEPH SHELTON, son of Daniel (i) ; b. 24 June, 
1696; d. 10 Aug., 1782; m. II May, 1726, Mary, dau. of Joseph 
Hollister, of Conn. She b. 1704, d. 26 May, 1782. Issue : 

21, Joseph, b. 1727 

WILLIAM SHELTON, son of Joseph (3), b. 26 July, 1733: 
d. 2'j Jan.. 1812; m. i Oct., 1764, Susannah, b. 1743, d. 13 April, 
1816, dau. of Thomas Strong, of Brookhaven, L. I., son of Selah, 
son of John, the emigrant. 

MARY SHELTON, dau. of Joseph (3), b. 1735; d. 12 Jan., 
1819; m. Andrew Hurd, of Stratford, Conn., b. 1730. Issue: 

William, b. 14 Oct., 1756; d. 1826; m. Martha, dau. of 

Smith, of L. I. Issue, 3 children. 
Abigail, b. 26 Nov., 1758 ; m. Wm. Birdsall, of Peekskill, N. 

Y. Issue : 


And a dau., who m. Bloodgood, of Flushing, 

L. I. 

ESTHER SHELTON, dau. of Joseph (3) ; b. 1746, d. 1799; 
m. George Tliompson, of Scotland, b. 1744, d. 1777, They had 
issue several children, one of whom Polly (the eldest), m. Capt. 
Wm. Whitney, of Derby, Conn., who left, besides others, a dau., 
Harriet Whitney, who m. Dr. Kellogg, of Oyster Bay, L. I. 

JAMES DUNDASS, b. 1734. Came to America after the 
battle of Coloden. He had a dau., Eliza, b. 1761, who m. Fred- 
erick Starman. The latter's dau., Elizabeth H., m. Dr. Nathan 
Shelton (7), of Jamaica, L. I. 

(16) JOHN D. SHELTON, son of John D. (11); b. 12 
Aug., 1850; d. 1904; m. 1st, II Sept., 1890, Susan, dau. of Will- 


iam and Henrietta (List) Mentz, of Bethlehem, Pa. ; m. 2d, 1904. 
No issue by either wife. Resided in Orange, N. J. 


Jaggar ancestors of Mary Robins, wife of Wm. T. Jones (IV. 

JOHN JAGGAR came to Southampton, L. L, 1650. Issue: 


Sarah, b. 21 July, 1669. 



JEREMIAH JAGGAR, son of John ; m. Hannah . Issue : 






Sarah, m. Hildreth. 

Hannah, m. Halsey. 

Patience, m. Howell. 

His will, 31 March, 1742, prob. 23 Oct., 1744, ex. wife Han- 

WILLIAM JAGGAR, son of Jeremiah and Hannah. Issue: 


JEREMIAH JAGGAR, son of William. Issue: Clara, m. 
Ezekiel Robins, and had a dau., Mary Robins, b. 7 Nov., 1806 ; d. 
25 Feb., 1891 ; m. William T. Jones (IV. 42), and another dau., 
Mary Robins. 



Ancestors of and descendants of James H. Weeks, who m. 
Susan Maria Jones (V. 16). 

JAMES WEEKS, of Oyster Bay, L. I. ; m. Mirriam Doughty. 
Issue : 

James H. 

JAMES H. WEEKS, son of James and Miriam; m. 10 Dec, 
1818, Susan Maria, dau. of William Jones (IV. 14). Lived 
at Cold Spring Harbor until 1828, when they removed to Yap- 
hank, L. I. Issue: 

William Jones, b. 1820; d. 2 Sept., 1897. 

WILLIAM JONES WEEKS, son of James H. and Susan M., 
b. 1820, d. 2 Sept., 1897; m. Mary, dau. of Archibald Croswell, 
of Gilboa, N. Y. Issue : 

Susan Maria. 
Archibald C. 
Susan A. 
James E. 
William J. 
Harry C. 
Harriet P. 
Clara W 
Julia E. 
Francis W. 
Laura A. 
Reginald C. 


(I) DR. HARRISON, and his brother, Admiral Har- 
rison, were in the British Admiralty service. Dr. Harrison came 
to this country and m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Thomas Barnes, 
of N. Y., and had issue : 


-f 2. David, b. March 24, 1769. 

And dau. Phoebe, who m. Fortescue Cuming, of Roches- 
ter, N. Y. His wife survived him and m. 2d, Fry. 

(2) DAVID HARRISON, son of Dr. Harrison (i); m. 
Abigail, b. 1759, dau. of James Ferris,* of Westchester Co.. and 
his wife Charity, dau. of John Thomas, son of Rev. John, of 
Hempstead, L. I. Issue : 

-f-3. Thomas. 
4-4. David. 

(3) THOMAS HARRISON, son of David (2), m. May 19, 
1796, Hannah, dau. of Divine Hewlett, of Cold Spring Harbor. 
Issue : 

5. Abby Ann, b. Dec. 3, 1819; m. William H. White, of 

Watertown, N. Y. Settled in Cold Spring Harbor, 
and had issue : 

a. Thomas Harrison White, b. Nov. 8, 1839; d. Feb. 

7, 1884. 

b. Wm. Hubbard White, b. Aug. 10, 1841. 

c. James Cameron White, b. Jan. 19, 1847 ; settled in 


6. Harriet Augusta, b. May 20, 1827 ; d. Sept. 20, 1865 ; m. 

first, James Fraser ; m. 2d, John D. Hewlett. 

(4) DAVID HARRISON, son of David (2) ; m. Mary 
Conkling, of New Rochelle, a sister of Richard M. Conkling, of 
Cold Spring Harbor. Issue: 

7. Mary. 

8. David, m. and had a son Francis. 


ISAAC AVERILL came from Wales to Kent. Co., Conn., in 

♦James Ferris will, 4 Feb., 1780, prob. 11 June, 1783 (Lib. 36, p. 114, 
N. Y. City), naming wife Charity, sons James, David, George, Thomas 
and Edward, and daus. Ann, Abigail and Marcy. 


1748. He had three sons of whom Samuel, b. 1775, m. Patience 
Perry, of Rehoboth, Mass., and d. 1786, leaving a son, Perry. 

PERRY AVERILL, son of Samuel, b. 1754; m. 1774, 
Dorothy Whittlesey, and had a son, Augustine, b. 1795, m. 1825, 
Caroline Beach, gr. dau. of Hezekiah Thompson, of Woodbury, 
Conn. She b. 1802, d. 1837. 

AUGUSTINE AVERILL, son of Perry, resided in N. Y. City 
and had several children, one of whom, James Otis Averill, b. 22 
Oct., 1830, d. 29 Dec, 1889; m. first, 12 May, 1852, Sarah E., 
b. 16 Jan., 1827, d. 19 March, 1853, dau. of John H. Jones (IV. 
27), of Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., and had a dau., Sarah E., b. 
r6 March, 1853 ; d. 28 May, 1853. He m. 2d, Mary E., b. 25 
Jan., 1834; d. 21 March, 1894. Issue by 2d wife: 

Helen A., b. 16 March, 1856; d. 10 Sept., 1856. 
Henry R., b. 20 Aug., 1861 ; d. 6 July, 1894. 
William Judson, b. 27 May, 1870; d. 21 Jan., 1896. 
Ellen M., m. 17 Sept., 1895, Charles M. Charmley. 
Mary F., d. 28 Oct., 1901. 
And prob. a son called Otis. 


d) HENRY PECK, d. 1651 ; will 30 Oct., 1651 ; ancestor 
of Jabez, who m. Nancy, dau. of Capt. Wm. Johnson Rysam ; set- 
tled in New Haven, Conn., 1638, where he was a member of Gen- 
eral Court. He had a son Benjamin (2), bap. 1647; will 3 March. 
1730, who m. Mary, dau. of Richard Sperry, who had a son Ben- 
jamin (3) ; d. 31 May, 1742, at Norwich, Conn., who m. Mary 
d. 1728 ; issue, a son, Joseph (4). 

(4) JOSEPH PECK, son of Benjamin (3) and Mary, b. 14 
Nov., 1706; m. as his first wife. 1729, Hannah Carrier, b. 1708. 
d. 1741, and had a son Simeon (5), b. 1732, who m. 29 Jan., 1775. 
Ruth Willis, and had a son, Jabez (6), d. 1791. 

(6) JABEZ PECK, son of Simeon (5) ; d. 1791, m. Nancy, 
dau. of Capt. Wm. Johnson Rysam. who survived him, and m. as 


her 2(1 husband, Archibald Gracie, of N. Y. Jabez Peck (6) had 
issue a dau., Fanny R., who m. i May, 1813, Jonathan Gardiner, 
of Eaton's Neck, h. I., and perhaps other children. 


Ancestors of Louisa Livingston, wife of OUver H. Jones (V. 

REV. JOHN LIVINGSTON, b. 21 June, 1603; d. 1672; m. 
23 June, 1635, Janet Flemming, dau. of Bartholomew Flemming, 
and his wife, Marion Hamilton. 

ROBERT LIVINGSTON, son of Rev. John, b. 13 Dec, 
1654; d. 20 April, 1728; m. 9 July, 1679, Alida Schuyler, b. 28 
Feb., 1655 ; d. 27 March, 1729, dau. of Philip Pieterse Schuyler, of 
Beverwyck ; d. 1683, and his wife, Margaret Van Schlichtenhorst, 
d. 22 Jan., 171 1. Robert Livingston came to this country in 1640, 
and was Magistrate of Albany, 1656-79; Capt. of Militia, 1669. 

PHILIP LIVINGSTON, son of Robert, b. 9 July, 1686; d. 
15 July, 1749; m. 9 Sept., 1707, Catharine Van Brugh, bapt., 10 
Nov., 1689; d. 20 Feb., 1756, dau. of Peter Van Brugh, b. 14 
July, 1666; d. in New Amsterdam, 1738, and his wife, Sarah 
Cuyler, d. 1742, whom he m. 2 Nov., 1688. He was Mayor of 
Albany, 1699, and was son of Johannes Pieterse Van Brugh, b. 
in Holland, 1624; d. in New Amsterdam, 1697, and his wife, 
Catrina Roeloffe Jansen, who were m. 24 April, 1658. 

ROBERT LIVINGSTON, son of Philip and Catharine, b. 16 
Dec, 1708; d. 27 Nov., 1790; m. 30 May, 1731, Maria Thonge, b. 
3 June, 171 1 ; d. 30 May, 1765, dau. of Walter Thonge, d. 1724, 
and his wife Sarah, b. 31 Oct., 1686, dau. of Rip Van Dam, b. 
1660, d. 1749 (the Gov. of New Amsterdam, 1731) (Walter 
Thonge and Sarah, m. by license 16 Oct., 1704.) (Rip Van Dam 
m. 24 Sept., 1684, Sarah, dau. of Laurens Vanderspiegle). 

Maria, b. 1742, d. 23 Aug., 1794; m. 22 Nov., 1778, Alice Swift, 


b. 1750, d. 4 Feb., 1816, dau. of John Swift, b, 1720, d. 1802, who 
m. 20 May, 1749, Magdalen Kollock, b. 1724, d. 27 March, 1790, 
dau. of Hon. Jacob Kollock, of New Castle, Del., and widow of 
Jasper McCall. Hon. Jac. Kollock was Justice and member of 
Assembly from Sussex Co., 1760, and Col. of Sussex Co. Regt., 
1771. He m. 7 Sept., 1718, Alice Shepard, dau. of Hercules 
Shepard, and his wife Mary, dau. of Capt. John Avery, Justice of 
Peace, Sussex Co., Del. (See Book B, No. 16, p. 130, Georgetown 
Reeds., Sussex Co., Del., and Whitney Genealogy.) 

See Return of Proprietary Quit Rents, Sussex Co., for 18 of 
12 mo., 1756, wherein John Avery divided certain lands between 
his two daus., Mary and Jemima ; "Mary intermarried with Her- 
cules Shepard, and R. Hinman married her, being his widow." 
The marriage of Jacob Kollock (as stated in N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Rec. 7, p. 184) to Alice Phillips is incorrect, vide. Georgetown 
Reeds., B. 16, p. 130. 

JAMES DUANE LIVINGSTON, son of Robert C, bapt. i 
Sept., 1786; m. 9 Oct., 1809, Sarah Swift, b. 14 Dec, 1716; d. 
17 June, 1835, dau. of Chas. Swift, b. 26 Aug., 1756; d. 8 Oct., 
1813, son of John 2d, of Philadelphia, b. 1720, d. 1802, mem. of 
Ass. of Phil., 1763, son of John (i), member of Ass. from Bucks 
Co., Pa., 1689-1718. Chas. Swift m. 31 Dec, 1783, at Phila., 
Mary, b, 1775, dau. of Thomas Riche, b. on Long Island, 22 Dec, 
1725; d. 2 Nov., 1792, and his wife, Sarah Peel, b. 1732, d. 29 
June, 1791. whom he m. 19 Dec, 1751. He was son of Philippe 
Riche, b. in France ; d. in Hempstead, L. I., 1733-4, who m. 25 
June, 1718, at Jamaica, L. I., Mary, b. 1694, d. 19 Aug., 1763, 
dau. of Thos. Hicks, b. 1640, d. 1717, and his 2d wife, Mary 
Doughty, whom he m. 6 July, 1677. Sarah Peel, wife of Thos. 
Riche, was dau. of Oswald Peel, of Peel Hall, Phila. Co., Pa., and 
his wife, Lydia Robinson (See Reeds. Christ Church, Phil., Pa.). 
(Archives Penn., 2d Series, VIII., p. 208.) 

LOUISA LIVINGSTON, dau. of James D., b. 5 May, 1826; 
d. 13 April, 1876; m. 30 March, 1848, Oliver Hewlett Jones (V. 
67) ; b. II Feb., 1801 ; d. 16 Dec, 1870, 

Oliver Livingston Jones (VI. 65), son of Oliver Hewlett Jones 


(V. 67) ; m. 5 Nov., 1873, Mary E. Jones (V. 90), dau. of Chas. 
H. Jones (IV. 34). Issue: 

Louise Elizabeth Jones (VI. 89). 
Charles Hewlett Jones (VI. 90). 
Oliver Livingston Jones (VI. 91). 
Rosalie Gardiner Jones (VI. 92). 
Arthur Eaton Jones (VI. 93). 
Philip Livingston Jones (VI. 94). 

(See under Mary E. Jones (V. 79)). 


( I ) JOHN GARDINER, of Eatons Neck, L. I., son of John, 
the 5th Proprietor of Gardiners Island, b. 19 May, 1747; d. 29 
May, 1813; m. first, 9 Sept., 1771, Joanna, b. 1745, d. 1809, dau. 

of Conkling; m. 2d, Rachel, b. 175 1, d. 181 1, dau. of Col. 

Abraham Gardiner and widow of Maj. David Mulford; m. 3d, 

Hannah, widow of Havens. She b. 1762, d. 1813. 

Issue by first wife only, viz. : 

2. Matthew, b. 2'j March, 1772. 
-j-3. Jonathan, b. 13 Aug., 1773 ; d. 7 March, 1833. 

4. Elizabeth, b. 18 July, 1775. 

5. John H., b. 17 Sept., 1777; d. 9 June, 1854; m. Abigail 


6. Phebe, b. 8 June, 1779. 

7. Abigail, b. 18 May, 1782; d. 1793. 

8. Mary, b. 6 June, 1784; d. i860. 

9. Jerusha, b, 3 May, 1786; m. Azel Lewis. 

10. Phebe, b. 10 July, 1789; d. 20 Oct.; m. Henry C. Mather. 

(3) JONATHAN GARDINER, son of John (i); b. 13 
Aug., 1773; d. 7 March, 1833; m. ist, Sally, d. 10 Sept., 1803, 
dau. of John and Phebe Gelston. Issue : 

11. Albert G., b. 6 Aug., 1803 ; d. 22 Dec, 1842 ; unm. 

M. 2d, I May, 1813, Fanny, b. 1792, d. 12 April, 1849, dau. of 


LION GARDINER, the First Proprietor, 

of Gardiner's Island, b. 1599; d. 1663; m. Mary VVilemson, b, 1601; 
d. 1665; dau. (jf Derike Wilemson Darcant. 

DAVID (2d Proprietor), 
b. 29 April, 1636; d. July 10, 1689; 
in. June 4, 1657, Mary Lering- 
man of England, wid. of . 


b. Aug. 30, 1638; 
d. June 15, 1727; 
m. about 1658, 
Jeremiah Conk- 

b. 14 Sept., 164 1 ; m. 
about 1657, Arthur, son 
of Edward HowellC). 
She d. Feb., 1657-8. 

JOHN (3d Proprietor), 
b. 19 April, 1661 ; d. 25 June, 1738; m. (i) Mary, h. 1670; 
(1. 4 July, 1707; dau. of Samuel King of Southold, L. I. 

UAVID (4th Proprietor), 
(son of John by first wife Mary King), b. 3 Jan., 1691; d. 4 July, 
1751; m. (I) 15 April, 1713, Rachel, d. 16 Dec, 1744; dau. of 
Abraham Schellinger and his wife Joana Hedges. 

JOHN (5th Proprietor), 
b. 9 June, 1714; d. 19 May, 1764; m. 26 May, 1737, Elizabeth, b 
22 Aug., 1714; d. 21 Oct., 1754; dau. of Matthew Mulford(*') and 
his wife Elizabeth Chatfield. 

DAVID (6th Proprietor), 
b. 8 Oct., 1738; d. 8 Sept., 1774; m. 
15 Dec, 1766, Jerusha, dau. of Rev. 
Samuel Buell; she b. 5 Nov., 1749; 
d. 24 Feb., 1782. 

JOHN LYON (7th Proprietor), 
b. 8 Nov., 1770; d. 22 Nov., 1816; n^ 
4 March, 1803, Sarah, dau. of John 
Griswold of Lyme, Conn.; she b. 
Aug. 12, 1781; d. 10 Feb., 1863. 

SAMUEL B. doth Proprietor) 
1). 6 April, 1815; d. 5 Jan., 1882; m. 
Mary G., dau. of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Havens) Thompson ; she 
b. 23 March, 1807; d. 5 Aug., 1887. 

JOHN LYON (i2th Proprietor) 
m. Elizabeth Coralie Jones, dau. of 
Oliver H. Jnnes (V, 57). Issue: 

Coralie L. 

Adele G. 




JOHN, of Eaton's Neck, L. I., 
b. 19 May, 1747; d. 29 May, 1813; m. 
(i ) Joanna Conklin of East Hampton, 9 
Sept., 1771; she b. 8 Dec, 1745; d. 30 
Sept., 1809. 


b. 13 Aug., 1773; d. 7 1j- 1777- 
March, 1833; m. (2) i 
May, 1813, Fanny R., 
dau. of Jabez Peck ; she 
d. 12 April, 1849,36.57. 


b. 30 Oct., 1815; d. 27 Sept., 1871; m. 
12 July, 1838, Charles H. Jone.s (I\', 

b. 5 July, 1854; m. 5 Nov., 1873, Oliver 
L. Jones (VI, 65). Issue: 

Louise E. (\T, 89) 

Charles H.(\T,9o) 

Oliver L. (\'l,9i) 

Rosalie G. (VI, 92) 

Arthur E. (VI, 93) 

Philip L. (VI. 94) 



Jabez Peck and his wife Nancy, dau. of Capt. Wm. Johnson 
Rysam. Issue : 

12. Ehza G., b. 30 Oct., 1815; d. 27 Sept., 1871 ; m. 12 July, 

1838, Chas. H. Jones (IV. 34). 

13. Fanny P., b. 9 Sept., 1817; d. 28 April, 1896; m. 2i June, 

1843, John D. Shelton. 
+ 14. George C, b. 21 June, 1819; m. 5 Jan., 1843, Mary C. 

+ 15. William G., b. 29 March, 1821 ; m. 30 Aug., 1846, Mary 

-f 16. Nancy R., b. 6 March, 1823; m. 6 Sept., 1842, John J. 

Van Nostrand. 

17. Sally G., b. 9 Jan., 1827 . 

(14) GEORGE CONKLIN GARDINER, son of Jonathan 
(3) ; b. 21 June, 1819; m. 5 June, 1843, Mary C. Bryant, b. 1823, 
d. 21 May, 1888. Issue: 

18. Fanny Rysam, m. Hen-v Brush, of Huntington, L. I. 

Issue : 

(15) WILLIAM GRACIE GARDINER, son of Jonathan 
(3) : b. 29 March, 1821 ; m. 30 Aug., 1846, Mary, b. 5 March, 
1825, d. 13 Feb., 1885, dau. of Charles Scudder. Issue: 

19. Nannie V. N., m. 1875, Joseph H. Raymond, M. D., of 

Brooklyn, L. I. 

20. Mary E., m. 1872, James H. Bach. Issue : 

Mary, b. 26 Jan., 1874. 
James B., b. 17 Nov., 1879. 

21. Louise C, m. D. Willis James. 

(16) NANCY RYSAM GARDINER, dau. of Jonathan 
C3) ; b. 6 March. 1823; m. 6 Sept., 1842, John J. Van Nostrand. 
of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue : 

22. John. b. II Aug.. 1843; "i- Louise Leonard. 

23. Sarah Middagh. b. 7 Sept., 1844; ni. 16 April, 1868, Geo. 

H. Marvin. M. D., of Brooklvn. L. I. Issue: 


Nannie V. N., b. 8 Dec, 1870. 
Mary E., b. 18 Dec, 1872. 
John James, b. 19 Jan., 1875. 

24. Gardiner, b. 9 Nov., 1852; m. 15 April, 1875, Anna B. 


25. Fanny, b. 10 May, 1861. 


(1) WILLIAM HALLETT (prob. a brother of Andrew, of 
Lynn), b. in Eng., 1616, d. on Long Island, 1705; m. Elizabeth 
(her 3d husband), widow of Robert Feeke, of Watertown, Mass., 
and dau. of Thomas Fones and his wife Anne, dau. of Adam 
Winthrop, brother of Gov. John, of Mass. (See "Evidences of 
the Winthrops of Groton," p. 25-87.) ("Some Colonial Man- 
sions," by Glen, Vol. II., p. 116.) Her first husband, Henry 
Winthrop, whom she m. in 1629, died in 1630, and she m. 2d be- 
fore 1632, Robert Feeke, from whom she was divorced about 1647. 
William Hallett removed to Flushing, L. I., in 1649, taking with 
him his wife Elizabeth and her children by her 2d husband, 
Robert Feeke. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec. 11, p. 18.) Appointed 
Sheriff, 1656. (See foot note.) 

(For earlier Halletts see Howland Gene, and "Freeman's Cape 
Cod," Vol. 2, p. 199.) 

(2) WILLIAM HALLETT, son of William (i) ; b. 1647, 
d, 18 Aug., 1729; m. Sarah, dau. of Geo. Woolsey, of Jamaica 
(see Riker's Newtown, p. 403), Justice of Peace She (Sarah) 
b. 1650, named in her father's will, 1691. Issue; 

3. William, b. 10 I>ec., 1670. 

4. Sarah, b. 19 March, 1673. 

-I-5. Rebecca, b. 1675; m. Jas. Jackson (8). 
6. Joseph, b. 1678. 
And other children. 

(5) SAMUEL HALLETT, son of William (i) ; b. 1651, d. 
27 Dec, 1724, at Mastic, L. I.. Issue: 


(I) ADAM WINTHROP, of Suffolk, Eng., 
m. Joane, dau. of . 

(2) ADAM WINTHROP, of Groton. Eng., 
b. g Oct., 1498; d. 9 Nov., 1562; m. (2d wife) 20 
July, 1534, Agnes, b. 1516; d. 1565; dau. of 
Robert Sharpe. 

(3) ADAM WINTHROP, of London, Eng., 
b. 10 Aug., 1548; d. 28 March, 1623; m. (2d wife) 
20 Feb., 1579, Anne, d. 19 April, 1629; dau. of 
Henry Browne. 

(4) JOHN, 
Gov. of Mass., 
b. 12 Jan., 1587; 
d. 26 Jan, 1649. 

(5) JANE. 

(6) ANNE,— m. 
b. 16 Jan., 1585; 
d. 16 May, i'6i9. 

m. Priscilla, dau. of John 
Burgess, D.D., of War- 
wick, Eng. 

m. Anne, dau. of Adam 

(7) JOHN, 
Gov. of Conn., b. 12 Feb., 
1606; d. 5 April, 1676; m. 
1635, Elizabeth (2d wife), 
dau. of Henry Reade. 

(8) HENRY. 

m. (I) Henry Winthrop (8), 
brotherof Gov. John ofConn.; 
m. (2) Robert Feake of 
Watertown, Mass.; m. (3) 
William Hallett(i), of 
L. I., b. 1616. 

b. 165 1 ; d. 27 Dec, 1724. 


PH^,BE JACKS0N(i7), 
b. 1715; d. 1800: m. VViL- 
LiAM Jones (11^). 

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7. Hannah, m. 14 Oct., 1704, John Washburn. (N. Y: 

Gen. & Biog. Rec. 2, 27.) 

8. Samuel, b. 1678, d. 1756; m. Bridget, dau. of Robt. 


9. EHzabeth, m. Col. John Jackson. 

10. Grace, m. Lewis Hewlett, son of George. 

11. Mercy, m. Cornell. 

12. Martha. 

Note. — Wm. Hallett (i) survived his wife Elizabeth, and, according 
to MSS. of G. W. Cock, of Glen Cove, m. Susannah (widow Thome), 
mother of Joseph Thorne. 

One Wm. Hallett, Senr., m. Katharon. See deed from him, 9 Apl, 1684. 

One Wm. Hallett, Senr., m. Rebecca. See deed from him, 30 Nov., 1686. 

See Newtown Reeds., Vol. I., p. 385, and Queens Co. Reeds. B. No. 
I, p. 69. 

Wm. Hallett, according to MSS. of C. B. Moore, m. before 1648, Susan- 
nah Booth, and before 1693 m. Rebecca, widow of John Bailey, who died 
at Setauket, L. I. 


(I) WILLIAM MULFORD, and his brother John (2). 
came from Devonshire, Eng., to Salem, thence to East Hampton, 
L. I., in 1643. He (i William), b. 1620, d. 1687, m. Sarah Akers. 
Issue : 

-I-3. Thomas. 

(3) THOMAS MULFORD, son of William (i) ; b. 1650, 
d. 2 Nov., 1732; will 14 Feb., 1726, m. Mary G., b. 1658, d. 15 
June, 1743, dau. of Jeremiah Conkling and his wife, Mary Gardi- 
ner, dau. of Lion Gardiner, the first Proprietor of Gardiner's 
Island. Jeremiah Conklin was son of Anannias, of Salem, Mass. 

(4) JEREMIAH MULFORD, son of Thomas (3) ; b. 1687. 
d. 5 Oct., 1766; m. Abigail, b. 1689, d. 10 May, 1764. 



(5) EZEKIEL MULFORD, son of Jeremiah (4) ; bap. 24 

Sept., 1727; d. 15 April, 1819; m. Amy Mulford, widow of , 

Capt. in Col. Smith's Suffolk Co. Regt. 

(6) EDWARD MULFORD, son of Ezekiel (5) ; b. 17 
Sept., 1767 ; m. Fanny Rysam, dau. of Capt. Wm. Johnson Ry- 
sam. Issue : 

William R. 




Eliza Grade. 

Ursula Pierce, m. Georg^e Howell. 

(2) JOHN MULFORD, brother of William (i) ; b. 1606, 
d. 1686; m. Friedeswiede, widow of Wm. Osborn, of Salem, 
Mass. (Hist. Easthampton, L. L, Hedges). Issue: 

-\-y. Samuel. 

John, b. 1650. 

Mary, m. Jeremiah Miller. 

Hannah, m. Benjamin Conkling. 

(7) SAMUEL MULFORD, son of John (2) ; b. 1644, d. 

1725; m. ist, Esther ; m. 2d, Sarah Howell, b. 1663, d. 6 

April, 1760. Issue by first wife: 

Samuel, b. 1678. 

(8) MATTHEW MULFORD (the Capt.), son of Samuel 
(7) ; b. 1687, d. 1754; m. 25 Dec, 1712. Elizabeth Chatfield. Is- 

9. Elizabeth, b. 22 Aug., 1714; d. 21 Oct., 1754; m. 26 May, 
1737, Hon. John Gardiner (5th Proprietor of Gardi- 
ner's Island). 
10. Jerusha (twin with Elizabeth), m. 1736, Jeremiah 


11. Esther, b. 10 July, 1719. 

12. Col. David, b. 10 Sept., 1722; d. 1778; m. Phebe Hunting. 

13. Mary, b. 1725, d. 30 June, 1729. 


(i) CHARLES STEWART, b. 175 1, in Edinburgh, Scot- 
land, d. in N. Y. City, 28 March, 1805. When very young he 
sailed for this country under the care of his uncle, then in the 
British Admiralty service, bearing by report the name of Grant 
or Marshall. During the voyage he was taken sick with yellow 
fever and left in charge of an old woman then living on the 
island of , where the vessel touched. He recovered and re- 
turned to Edinburgh, where he studied navigation, and later en- 
tered the British navy. At a later period he was in command 
of a trading vessel running between N. Y. City and the West 
Indies. On 24 Jan.. 1780 (then called Captain), he was elected 
a member of the New York Marine Society. Nov, 11, 1790, 
elected member of the St. Andrew's Society. He m. 27 Oct.. 
1781. Katharine, b. 6 Dec, 1752, d. 31 Jan., 1812, dau. of Capt. 
Thomas Bagley. Issue : 

2. Charles, b. 2 March, 1783 ; d. 5 June, 1783. 

-I-3. Charles 2d. b. 23 Nov., 1784; d. 8 May, 1819. 

4. James, b. 3 April, 1787; d. 3 March, 1789. 

5. Catharine, b. 26 Jan., 1790; d. 10 Aug., 1791. 

6. James, b. i Jan., 1793 ; d. 1795. 

(3) CHARLES STEWART (2). son of Charles (i); b. 
23 Nov., 1784; d. 8 May, 1819; m. 19 Aug., 1810, Ann, b. 1790, 
d. 14 Sept., 1849, dau. of William and Elizabeth Pers, of N. Y. 
City. Issue : 

fl 7. Catharine, b. 8 Dec, 1812; d. 30 Dec, 1870: m. Wm. A. 

Hunter, M. D. 
-|-8. Charles Pers, b. 8 Oct.. 1814; d. 12 April, 19CXD. 
9. Elizabeth, b. 2 May, 1816; d. 10 Aug., 1816. 

(8) CHARLES PERS STEWART, son of Charles (3); 
b. 8 Oct., 1814; d. 12 April, 1900. Resided at Cold Spring Har- 
bor, L. I.: m. 24 Jan., 1839. Helen Jones (V. 80) : b. 23 Feb., 
1817. dau. of John H. Jones (IV. 27). Issue: 


lo. Ann, b. 4 Nov., 1839; d. 24 Jan., 1898; unm. 
+ 11. Charles Jones, b. 21 Sept., 1842; d. 6 Nov., 1887. 

12. Helen Jones, b. 18 March, 1845 5 ^n- John E. Chase. 

13. Elizabeth Jones, b. 24 Oct., 1847; ^- 9 Oct., 1849. 

14. John H. Jones, b. 7 Sept., 185 1. 
+ 15. Walter Jones, b. 17 Sept., 1852. 

(11) CHARLES JONES STEWART, son of Charles P. 
(8) ; b. 21 Sept., 1842; d. 6 Nov., 1887; m. 22 April, 1873, Jane 
Elma, dan. of James A. Fleury, of Jamaica, L. I., and his wife 
Hannah M., dau. of William Seaman. Issue: 

16. Helen, b. 12 Dec, 1874; d. 6 Aug., 1875. 

17. Charles, b. 15 July, 1876. 

+ 18. James F. (M. D.), b. 21 Nov., 1877; d. 11 Dec, 1900. 

(15) WALTER JONES STEWART, son of Charles P. 
(8) ; b. 17 Sept., 1852; m. 16 Sept., 1875, Helen Paris. Settled 
in San Francisco, Cal., 1874. Issue: 

19. Catharine, b. Dec, 1878. 

20. Robert Wakefield, b. i April, 1881. 

21. Helen Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 1887. 

(18) JAMES STEWART (M. D.), son of Charles J. (11) ; 
d. II Dec, 1900, not married. 

Was a graduate of the Friends Academy at Locust Valley, L. 
I. He was continuing a post graduate course of the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons in New York at the Smith Infirmary, 
Staten Island, when death ended a career that was unusually 


WILLIAM PERS, d. 1816, son of William; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Thomas Collister, and his wife Hannah.* Issue : 

Phebe, m. 29 April, 1805, James Wallace. 

*Hannah Collister, will prob. 15 March, 1803, calling herself of N. Y. 
City, "mantua maker," names her son Thomas, and dau. Elizabeth, wife 
of Wm. Fers. 


David, b. 8 Jan., 1784. 

Sarah, m. 10 Nov., 1807, Fredk. McCready. 

Ann, b. 1790, d. 14 Sept., 1819; m. 19 Aug., 1810, Charles 

Archibald, b. 16 June, 1794. 
William, m. Elizabeth. 

His will, prob. 11 Feb., 1817 (Lib. 53, p. 430, N. Y. City), 
names only two children, viz. : Thos. and Wm. 


BALTHAZAR FLEURY, m. Anne, dau. of Archibald Elliot, 
of town of Manlius, N. Y. Issue : 

James A. 

JAMES A. FLEURY, of Jamaica, son of Balthazar, m. Han- 
nah M., dau. of William Seaman, and his wife, Hannah Weed, 
of Stamford, Conn. His wife, Hannah M., d. 2 Sept., 1888, at 
Jamaica, L. I. Issue: 


John B. 

Jane E., m. Charles J. Stewart (10). 






(T) REV. JOHN YOUNGS, b. 1597, in Eng., came to New 
England, 1638, with his wife, Joan Herrington, thence to South- 
old, L. I., 1640, where he was pastor of First Church of Southold 
from 1640 to 1672. M. 2d, Mary Warren, d. 1678, dau. of Thomas 
Warren, of Southold, England. 

(2) THOMAS YOUNGS, son of Rev. John (i), and his 


first wife, Joan, b. 1625, d. after 1707. Came to Oyster Bay in 
1670, from Elizabeth, N. J. ; m. Rebecca Mapes. 

(3) SAMUEL YOUNGS, son of Thomas (2), b. 1680; m., 
1 7 14, Penelope Allen. 

(4) DANIEL YOUNGS, son of Samuel (3), b. 1718; m. 
1746, Hannah, d. 1769, dau. of Peter Underbill. Issue: 

-I-5. Capt. Daniel. 

6. Samuel. 

7. Penelope. 

M. 2d, Hannah, dau. of Rev. Benj. Woolsey (widow of Saml. 

(5) CAPT. DANIEL YOUNGS, son of Daniel (4) ; b. 
T748; m. Susannah, b. 1752, dau. of Timothy Kelsey, of Hunting- 
ton, L. I. Issue : 

8. Hannah, b. 1770; m., 1786, Joseph Townsend, son of 


9. Kezia, b. 12 Feb., 1773; m., 1790, Maj. William Jones 

(IV. 4). 
+ 10. Samuel, b. 1777; m., 1800, Hannah, b. 1782, d. 1814, dau. 

of John and Margery (Tobias) Fleet, of Oyster Bay 

Cove, L. I. Issue: 

a. Margery F. Youngs, b. 1808; m., 1825, Elbert 

Harring Jones (IV. 5). 

b. John F., and other children. 

II. Daniel, b. 1783; m., 1815, Maria, d. 1864, dau. of John 

Baker, b. 1794, d. 1884. Issue: 

a. Daniel K., b. 1817, d. 16 Oct., 1894; m., 1850, 
Sarah E., b. 1823, d. 20 March, 1895, dau of 
Daniel and Frances (Wortman) Smith, of Centre 
Island, Oyster Bay. Issue: William Jones 
Youngs, b. 1851. 

b. William Jones. 

c. Thomas. 

d. Susan M. 

Five other children, d. young. 


( 10) SAMUEL YOUNGS, m. 2d, 181 5, Phebe, dau. of Jas. 
Reynolds, of Oyster Bay. Issue : David Jones, and Hannah. 


WoodhuU ancestry of William Sidney Smith, husband of 
Eleanor T. Jones (V. 30). 

(1) RICHARD WOODHULL, b. in Eng., 13 Sept., 1620; 
d. 17 Oct., 1690, at Brookhaven, L. L, where he emigrated to 
with his wife Deborah about 1650. Issue : 

+2. Richard, b. 9 Oct., 1649. 

3. Nathaniel, d. 16 June, 1680. 

4. Deborah, b. 1654; d. 6 Jan., 1742; m. John, son of 

Thomas Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I. 

(2) RICHARD WOODHULL, son of Richard (i) ; b. 9 
Oct., 1649; d. 18 Oct., 1699; m. 19 Aug., 1680, Temperance, dau. 
of Rev. John Fordham, of Southampton, L. I. ; m. 2d, Temper- 
ance, dau. of Topping. (Southampton Reeds., also MSS. of 

F. S. Woodhull, Wading River, L. I.) (This 2d marriage not 
noted in N. Y. G. & Biog. Rec, Vol III., 1872.) Issue: 

+5. Richard, b. 1691. 

+6. Nathaniel, d. 9 March, 1760. 

+7. Josiah, b. 9 Sept., 1695. 

8. John. 

9. Dorothy. 

TO. Temperance. 

(6) NATHANIEL WOODHULL, son of Richard (2); 
d. 9 March, 1760. Lived at Mastic, L. I.; m., 1716, Sarah, dau. 
of Richard Smith (Bull Smith), of Smithtown, L. I. Issue: 

4-II- Genl. Nathaniel, b. 30 Dec, 1722. 

12. Richard, b. 22 May, 1729. 
+ 13. Ruth. 


14. Juliana, b. 6 April, 1736; d. 1816; m., 1767, Hezekiah 

And other children. 

(13) RUTH WOODHULL, dau. of Nathaniel (6); b. 5 
Dec, 1740; m. first, 1755. M, 2d, Judge WilHam Henry Smith, 
("Tangier Smiths") ; b. 1720, d. 17 March, 1799. 
Issue, a son, William Smith, b. 30 April, 1768; d. 22 
July, 1803 ; m. Hannah, dau. of Philetus Smith, of 
Smithtown, L. I., who left a son, William Sidney 
Smith, d. 1879 ; m. 7 May, 1823, Eleanor T., dau. of 
Maj. William Jones (IV. 14). 

thaniel (6) ; b. 30 Dec, 1722; d. 10 Sept., 1776; m., 1761, Ruth, 
b. 1732, d. 1822, dau. of Hon. Nicoll Floyd, and sister of Genl. 
Wm. Floyd, "The Signer." Issue: 

15. Elizabeth, b. 30 Nov., 1782; d. 14 Sept., 1839; ^- i^t, 
Henry, son of Benjamin Nicoll. Issue, Edward H., m. 
Mary, dau. of Solomon Townsend ; Eliza W., m. Richard 
Smith (Bull), and Henry W., m. Mary, dau. of John 

Elizabeth survived her husband, and m. 2d, Genl. John Smith 
(Tangier), and had Egbert T., Robert, Chas. Jeffrey, and 


Ancestry of Harriet L. Woodhull, wife of E. Piatt Stratton. 

(5) RICHARD WOODHULL, son of Richard (2) ; b. 2 
Nov., 1691 ; m. Mary, dau. of John Homan. (N. Y. G. & Biog. 
Rec, April, 1873, p. 54; ibid. Jan., 1872, p. 10.) 

(16) JOHN WOODHULL, son of Richard (5) ; b. 15 Jan., 
1719; d. 3 Jan., 1794; m. 27 Nov., 1740, Elizabeth, b. 1718, d. 
1761, dau. of Maj. Wm. Henry Smith ("Tangier Smiths"). 


(16) ; b. I Jan.. 1759: d. 19 Jan., 1839; m. 3 Nov., 1784, Eliza- 
beth, b. 16 Oct., 1765 : d. 9 Feb., 1843, dau. of William Davis. 

(18) SMITH WOODHULL, son of Jeffrey (17); b. 27 
March, 1797: d. 6 Jan.. 1868; m. first, 7 Jan., 1818, 'lannah ; d. 
23 May, 1835, dau. of Samuel Skidmore. Issue: 

+ 19. Jeffrey Amherst. 

20. Harriet. 

21. Samuel. 

22. Caleb. 

23. ^Eleanor. 

M. 2d, 21 June, 1836, Mary, d. 1843, dau. of Timothy Case ; 
no issue. 

M. 3d, 28 Jan. 1845, Marrietta, dau. of John Saxton ; she d. 

( 18) ; b. 18 Feb., 1822. Lived at Hempstead, L. I. ; m. Ann Eliza, 
dau. of Chas. Scudder. Issue: 

24. Charles Smith. 

25. Harriet Louise, m. 27 April, 1871, E. Piatt Stratton, son 

of Piatt Stratton, and his wife, Elizabeth Jones (V. 
73). Issue: 



Ancestors of Josiah Woodhull (41), who married Hannah 
Jones (V. 74). 

(7) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Richard (2) ; b. 9 
Sept., 1695; d. 4 Dec, 1761 ; m. Clemence, d. 15 March, 1774, 
dau of Homan. Issue : 

26. John. 


27. Zebulon. 

28. Benjamin. 

29. Temperance. 
-I-30. Josiah. 

31. Clemence. 

32. Charity. 

33. Nancy. 

(30) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Josiah (7) ; b. 1733, 
d. 1787; m. Hannah, b. 1742, d. 21 Oct., 1805, dau. of Robert 
Terry. Issue : 

34. Hannah. 

35. Nathaniel. 

36. Polly. 

37. Experience. 

38. Fanny. 
-I-39. Samuel T. 

(39) SAMUEL TERRY WOODHULL, son of Josiah 
(30); b. 1784, d. 1847; m. Hannah, b. 1786, d. 1857, dau. of 
Daniel Emmons. Issue: 

40. Daniel E. 
-I-41. Josiah. 

42. Samuel. 

43. Helen. 

(41) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Samuel (39); b. 13 
Sept., 1815; d. 29 June, 1863; m. 16 Sept., 1844, Hannah, b. 16 
June, 1816, dau. of William H. Jones (IV. 25). Issue: 

44-46. Three children, died in infancy. 
+47. Oliver Jones, b. 19 Nov., 1846. 

48. Samuel T., b. 26 Sept., 1848. 
-i-49. Josiah T., b. 3 Oct., 1853. 

50. Martha L., b. 22 Aug-., i860 ; d. 27 July, 1894 ; m. 5 Dec, 
1893, Louis A. Abbott, of St. Stephens, New Bruns- 
wick, Canada. 

Josiah WoodhuU (41) removed from Wading River, L. L, 


to Woodbury, L. I., and after his death his widow and children 
settled in San Antonio, Tex. 

(47) OLIVER JONES WOODHULL, son of Josiah (41) ; 
b. 19 Nov., 1846; m. 19 Oct., 1875, Virginia Warwick Jones, dau. 
of Walter R. Jones (V. 76), of Woodbury, L. I. Settled in Texas. 


(41) ; b. 3 Oct., 1853 ; m. 3 June, 1885, Lula, dau. of Frost, 

of San Antonio. Issue: 

51. Thomas Frost, b. 2 June, 1887. 

52. Josiah Townsend, b. 15 March, 1890. 

53. Josephine, b. 27 April, 1894. 


(i) THOMAS MORE, b. in Eng. before 1600, d. before 

July, 1636; m. Ann , who survived him and was living in 

Aug., 1668. Issue: 

-}-2. Thomas. 
3. Mary, who before 1636 m. Thomas Grafton, and d. Nov., 
And other children. 

(2) THOMAS MORE, son of Thomas (i); b. in Eng. 
about 1615-16; d. at Southold, L. I., 27 June, 1691. Before July 
II, 1636, m. 1st, Martha, dau. of Rev. Christopher Youngs, vicar 
of Revdon, Suffolk Co., Eng., and of Margaret, his wife. She 
bapt. July I, 1613 ; d. before 1680. He m. 2d, in 1682, Katharine, 
widow (i) of Thomas Doxy, of New London, and (2) of Daniel 
Lane, of Brookhaven. Issue : 

-f4- Thomas, bapt. Oct. 21, 1639. 

5. Martha, bapt. Oct. 21, 1639; m. John Seaman, of Hemp- 


6. Benjamin, bapt. Aug. 2, 1640; m. Anne, dau. of James 

Hampton, of Southampton. 


7. Nathaniel, bapt. July 3, 1642; m. Sarah, dau. of Robert 

Jackson, of Hempstead. (See under Sarah Jackson 


8. Hannah, bapt. Dec. 29, 1644; m. (prob. Richard) Sy- 


9. Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 31, 1647; ^- Simon Glover. 

10. Jonathan, bapt. June 3, 1649; "^- Martha Herbert. 

11. Mary, bapt. Dec. 15, 1650. 

12. Sarah, m. Samuel Glover. 

1636, July II, with wife admitted inhabitant of Salem, Mass. 
1642, Dec. 22, admitted freeman of Mass. 
165 1, removed with family to Southold, L. I. 
1658-9, Deputy to New Haven General Court. 
1673, named Magistrate by the Dutch, but refused to serve 
under them. 

1685, Magistrate. He was a shipbuilder and mariner. 

(4) THOMAS MORE, son of Thomas (2) ; bapt. at Salem. 
Oct. 21, 1639; d. at Southold, L. L, about 171 1 ; m. about 1662, 
Mary (prob. dau. of John Herbert, bapt. at Salem, 29 March, 
1640). Issue: 

-)-i3. Thomas, b. 1663. 

14. Nathaniel, m. prob. Patience, dau. of John Mayhew. 

15. Samuel, b. about 1674; unm. 

16. Martha, b. about 1675 ; m. John Peck. 

17. Eliza. 

18. John (prob.). 

(13) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (4) ; b. Jan. 8, 
1663; d. 30 Dec, 1738; m. 1695, J^^e, dau. of (prob.) John Mott, 
of Hempstead or Mamaroneck; b. about 1677, d. Nov. 18, 1736. 
Issue : 

19. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1696; m. Silvanus Davis. 

20. Rachel, b. 1698. 

21. Phebe, b. 1701 ; m. Alsop Paine. 

22. Deborah, b. 1703. 

+23. Thomas, b. 1706; d. 1767. 
24. James, b. 1708. 


25. Joshua, b. 8 Nov., 1710. . 

26. David, b. 25 Nov., 1713 ; m. Hepsibah, dau. of Alexander 

2^. Samuel, b. 8 Feb., 1717; m. Rachel, dau. of Jas. Landon. 

28. Henry, b. 17 Dec, 1719; m. (i) Temperance, dau. of 

Henry Conkline; (2) Patience Youngs; (3) Mary. 

29. John. 

30. Lydia. 

(23) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (13); b. at 
Southold, L. I., 10 April, 1706; d. same place, 10 May, 1767; m. 
30 Nov., 1732, Hannah, dau. of (prob. Jacob) Conkling, b. 1705, 
d. 31 Dec, 1783. Issue: 

+31. Thomas, b. 1733. 

32. Luther, b. 1741 ; m. Mary, dau. of Samuel Hazard. 

33. Calvin, b. 14 Feb., 1744; m. Margaret, dau. of John 


34. Hannah, m. Rev. John Storrs. 

35. Mary, b. 28 Aug., 1747 ; m. Silvester Lester. 

36. Dau., d. 1737. 

37. Jonathan, d. 1754. 

(31) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (23); b. Oct. 
6, 1733; d. Aug. 6, 1803; m. Sept. 17, 1755, Mary, dau. of Jere- 
miah Vail. b. July 20, 1736; d. 20 Feb., 1806. Issue: 

38. Thomas, b. 14 March, 1756-7 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of 

Joseph Wickham. 

39. Jonathan, b. May 15, 1759. 

40. Benjamin, b. May 3, 1761 ; m. Matzey, dau. of Christo- 

pher Tuthill. 

41. Jane, b. Aug. 16, 1763; m. Rev. Joseph Hazard. 

42. Hannah, b. Jan. 2, 1766; m. Samuel Billard. 

43. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1770; ni. Elcazer Hutchinson. 

44. Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1772; m. (i) James Bailey; (2) 

David Fanning. 

45. Luther, b. Dec. 24, 1774. 

46. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 13, 1776. 

-f47. Jeremiah, b. 6 March, 1779; d. 1837. 


(47) JEREMIAH MOORE, youngest son of Thomas (31) ; 
b. 6 March, 1779; d. 21 Jan., 1837; m. 26 Sept., 1807, JuHa, dau. 
of Daniel Brush ; she b. July, 1782 ; d. 29 Aug., 1873. Issue : 

-)-48. Charles Benjamin, b. Dec. 2, 1808. 

49. Frances Maria, b. 28 Feb., 1810; m. Rev. Wm. Huntting. 

50. Mary Adaline, b. 7 Dec, 1813. 

51. Julia Brush, b. 19 Feb., 1816; d. Nov. 19, 1886. 

52. Jeremiah, b. 5 May, 1820; d. 9 June, 1890; unm. 

53. William Henry Helm.e, b. Feb. 13, 1824; m, 1862, Ade- 

line Louise, dau. of Isaac Lewis. 

1805 Capt. of Suffolk Co. Regt. 
1812 Lieut. Col. of Suffolk Co. Regt. 

(48) CHARLES B. MOORE, son of Jeremiah (47) ; b. 2 
Dec, 1808; d. 10 Dec, 1893; m. 21 March, 1839, Frances Maria 
Jones (V. 78), dau. of John H. Jones (IV. 27). Issue: 

(See under Frances Maria Jones (V. 78). 

Ancestry of Gardiner Jones (formerly Johnes), of the South- 
ampton, L. I., family of that name. 

(i) EDWARD JOHNES, in Charlestown, Mass., 163 1 ; m., 
1640, Anne, dau. of George Riggs. Settled in Southampton, L. L, 
1650; d. 1659. Issue: 

-|-2. Samuel. 

3. Mary, b. 1641 ; m. John Trumbull, of Mass. 

4. Elizabeth. 

(2) SAMUEL JOHNES, son of Edward (i) ; d. 1693; m. 
Sarah. Issue : 

5. Phebe, m. Joshua Howell, of Southampton. 
4-6. Samuel. 

7. Ephriam. 

(6) SAMUEL JOHNES, son of Samuel (2) ; b. 1672; d. 
1760; m. Esther, dau. of Capt. Thos. Stevens. Issue: 

8. Samuel. 


9. Stephen. 

+ 10. Obediah. 

11. Timothy. 

12. Mary, 
-f 13. WilHam. 

(10) OBEDIAH JOHNES, son of Samuel (6) ; b. 7 Feb., 
T715; d. 8 Dec, 1790; ni. first, 1741, Esther Fithian, b. 1720, d. 
1759; m. 2d, Elizabeth Miller. Issue: 

14. Edward, b. 1742. 

15. David. 

16. Thomas. 

17. Mary, m., 1777, Capt. Jeremiah Rogers. 
-f-i8. Gardiner. 

And other children. 

(18) GARDINER JOHNES, son of Obediah (10); b. 16 
Feb., 1745. By Act of Legislature he changed the epelling of his 
name to Gardiner Jones ; m. Sarah, dau. of Elbert Harring, and 
a sister to Cornelia, who m. Samuel Jones (III. 8) "The Sena- 
tor." Issue: 

19. Nicholas. 

20. Elizabeth. 

21. Mary, m. Genl. Osborne. 

22. Cornelia, m. Col. Melancton Smith, son of Hon. Melanc- 

ton Smith, of Dutchess Co., and his wife Margaret, 
dau. of Richbell Mott. 

23. William G., m. Cornelia, dau. of Elbert Haring. 
Other children. 

(13) WILLIAM JOHNES, son of Samuel (6); lived in 
Southampton, L. I., where he was a privateer, and in 1812 his 
descendants removed to Central, N. Y. ; m. Mary . Issue: 

24. Hannah, b. 1741. 

25. Phebe. 

26. Elias. 

27. Paul. 

28. Isabella, m. Wm. Floyd, "The Signer." 



HON. MELANCTON SMITH was a son of Samuel Smith, 
of Jamaica, L. I., where he was born, 1744. He removed to 
Dutchess Co., and was one of the first proprietors of Plattsburg. 
In 1775 he represented that county in the First Provincial Con- 
gress, and Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 1780. He d. 29 

July, 1798, in N. Y. City; m. (i) Sarah, d, 1770, dau. of 

Smith, of N. J. ; m. 2d, 1771, Margaret, dau. of Richbell Mott, 
of Cow Neck, L. I. Issue: 

Richbell, b. 1780; d. 23 Oct., 1800. 
Col. Melancton. 
Sidney, capt. U. S. Army. 
Phebe, m. John Bleecker. 

COL. MELANCTON SMITH, son of Hon. Melancton; m. 
first, Cornelia, dau. of Dr. Gardiner Johnes, M. D., of N. Y. 
City ; m. 2d, Anna, dau. of David Green, of Dutchess Co. Issue : 

a. Rear Admiral Melancton, m. Mary Jackson Jones (V. 40), 

dau. of Thomas Jones (IV. 6). 

b. Dau., m. Martin, of Green Bay, Wisconsin. 


GENL. JAMES H. SKIDMORE, of Great Neck, L. I., m. 
1st, 17 Sept., 1826, Susannah Peters Hewlett, dau. of Whitehead 
Hewlett, and Mary Allen ; no issue. M. 2d, 27 April, 1835, Mary 
Ann Hewlett, b. 1812, d. 6 April, 1901, sister to his first wife. 
Issue : 

Susannah Hewlett, m. 6 Oct., 1859, John T. Willis. 

Samuel Tredwell, m. 2 June, 1870, Rosa Messinger. 

Mary Jane, m. 15 Oct., 1874, Fredk. K. Edwards. 

Sarah Maria, m. 15 Oct., 1869, Daniel R. Porter. 


George Whitehead, m. 17 Nov., 1870, Josephine Delatour. 

Charles Peters. 
James H. 



Ancestors and descendants of John Willis, who m. Sarah 
Jones (III. 18), dau. of William Jones (II. 7), 

(i) HENRY WILLIS, b. in Eng., 1628, came to Oyster 
Bay, 1675 ; m. Mary Pease. 

(2) WILLIAM WILLIS, son of Henry (i) ; b. in Eng., 
1663; d. at Westbury, L. I., May, 1736; m., 1687, Mary, dan. 
of Edmund Titus (she b. 1665, d. 1747) and his wife Martha, dau. 
of Wm. Washburne. 

(3) JOHN WILLIS, son of William (2) ; b. 15 Feb., 1693; 
d. 9 May. 1777: m. about 1713 Abigail, dau. of Richard Willets, 
of Jericho, and his 2d wife, Abigail, dau. of Thos. Powell. 

(4) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (3) ; b. 1726, d. 1813 ; m. 
Margaret Cornell, dau. of Caleb and his wife, Elizabeth Hayner. 

(5) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (4) ; b. 3 Jan., 1764; d. 
26 March, 1833; m. Sarah Jones (III. 18), dau. of William Jones 
(II. 7) ; she b. 15 Feb., 1758; d, 16 Sept., 1841. Issue: 

+6. Samuel Jones, b. 20 Feb., 1796; m. Maria Miller. 

7. William Townsend, b. i May, 1798; d. 28 Aug., 1864; 
-f 8. John, b. 7 Oct., 1800 ; m. Phebe Cornell. 

9. Phebe, b. 5 Nov., 1792; d. 17 May, 1863; unm. 

10. Margaret, b. 6 July, 1794; d. 1858; m. Thomas Town- 

send, prob. son of Richard. Issue : 
Mary, b. 1833 ; d. 1835. 

(6) SAMUEL JONES WILLIS, son of John (5) ; b. 20 
Feb., 1796; d. 20 April, 1867; m. Anna Maria, b. 23 Nov., 1804; 
d. 22 March, 188 1, dau. of Nicholas Miller, of Denmark, and his 
wife, Sarah Clarke, dau. of George Terry, of Wales, and his wife, 
Anna Maddox. Issue: 

11. Sarah, b. 18 Feb., 1830; m. William J. Willis. 



12. Mary Townsend, b. 29 Aug., 1843; d. 5 July, 1874; m. 

Isaac Smith.* 

13. Virginia, b. 17 Aug., 1834; d. 21 Oct., 1879; unm. 
4-14. John Townsend, b. 6 July, 1832. 

(8) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (5) ; b. 7 Oct., 1800; d. 
at Roslyn, L. I., 15 April, 1867; m. 1824, Phebe, dau. of Hewlett 
Cornwell, of Port Washington, L. I., and his wife, Elizabeth 
Willis. Issue : 

+ 15, William Jones, b. 21 June, 1829. 

16. Elizabeth, b. 24 July, 1825 ; d. 24 Aug., 1886 ; unm. 

17. Sarah, b. 24 Dec, 1836. 

18. John, b. I June, 1833; d. 31 Aug., 1838. 

(15) WILLIAM JONES WILLIS, son of John (8) ; b. 21 
June, 1829; m. 15 March, 1854, Sarah, b. 18 Feb., 1830, dau. of 
Samuel Jones Willis (6). Issue: 

19. Samuel Jones, b. 24 July, 1856. 

20. William Townsend, b. 23 Feb., 1858. 

(14) JOHN TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of Samuel Jones 
(6); b. 23 July, 1832; d. 1904; m. Susannah, b. 29 July, 1836, 
dau. of Genl. James H. Skidmore, of Gt. Neck, L. I., and his 2d 
wife, Mary Ann, dau. of Whitehead Hewlett. Issue: 

21. Caroline, b. i July, i860. 

(3A) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of William (2) ; b. 30 June, 
1704; d. 24 Dec, 1782; m. 2 Aug., 1728, Mary, dau. of John 
Fry, of Jericho, L. I. Issue: 

22. Mary, b. 173 1 ; m. Thomas Jackson. 

+23. John, b. 1734, d. 1789; m., 1755, EHzabeth, dau. of Adam 
Mott, and his wife, Phebe Willits. 

24. Sarah, b. 1735, d. 1783 ; m. 5 of 3 mo., 1755, Adam Mott, 

son of Adam Mott. 

25. Amy, b. 1738; m. Stephen Mott, son of Adam. 

26. Jane, b. 1741 ; m. James Parsons. 

*Isaac Smith was son of Chas. H. and Lucretia. Issue, Spencer, b. 
1874, d. 1878. 


2y. Fry, m. Ann, dau, of Thos. Seaman, of Westbury. 
And four other children. 

(23) JOHN WILLIS, son of Samuel (3A) ; b. 8 Feb., 
1734; m., 1755, Elizabeth, dau. of Adam Mott; she b. 31 of 5 
mo., 1733; d. 13 of 9 mo., 1783. Issue: 

28. Adam, b. 13 of 7 mo., 1757; d. 9 of 3 mo., 1758. 
-j-29. Samuel, b. 7 of 3 mo., 1759. 

30. Phebe, b. 5 of 4 mo., 1761. (See N. Y. Gene. & Biog. 

Rec. XVII., p. 220.) 

(4A) WILLIAM WILLIS, son of John (3) ; b. 23 March, 
1 72 1 (See "Ancestry of Adam and Anne Mott,'^ by Cornell, p. 
281) ; m. Mary, b. 5 Dec, 1729, dau. of Ruemourn Townsend. 
Issue : 

31. Ruth, b. 7 Sept., 175 1 ; m. Samuel Hewlett. 

32. Sarah, d. 8 May, 1787; unm. 

33. Abigail, b. 18 Nov., 1755 ; m. Richard Townsend, son of 

-{-34. Townsend. 

35. Mary. 

36. Esther, b. 21 Sept., 1762; d. 2 June, 1800; m, Walter 

Jones (in. 13). 

(34) TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of William (4A) ; b. 23 
June, 1757; m. March, 1783, Hannah Bowne, b. 17 Aug., 1762. 
Issue : 

37. Mary, b. 13 Dec, 1783; m. John J. Hewlett, son of 

Townsend, of East Woods, L. I. 

38. Sarah, m. William Simonson. 
-I-39. Townsend, m. Mary Coles. 

40. Hannah, d. unm. 

41. Abigail, b. 15 Oct., 1792; d. i of 9 mo., 1866; m. first to 

Samuel Jones (IV. 11); 2d to Robert Seaman. 

42. Jacob, m. Phebe, dau. of Hewlett. 

43. William, m. Letitia Downing. 

(39) TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of Townsend (34) ; m. 
Mary Coles. Issue: 


44. Townsend, m. Mary, dau. of Jacob Jackson. 

45. Ethelinda, m. Timothy Jackson. 

46. Hannah, m. Whitson. 

47. Esther, m. Thos. Jackson. 

(29) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of John (23) ; b. in Syosset, 
L. I., 7 of 3 mo., 1759; d. 1839; "i- Rachel, dau. of Thos. Pear- 
sail and his wife, Ann Williams, a gr. dau. of Thos. Powell, of 
Hempstead, L. I. 

(48) HENRY WILLIS, son of Samuel (29) ; b. 1786, d. 
1865 ; ni-j 1813, Phebe, dau. of Edmund Post. 

(49) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of Henry (48) ; b. in Syos- 
set, L. I., 17 Jan., 1815; d. 4 June, 1870; m. 5 Dec, 1865, Cath- 
arine Post. Issue: 

50. Mary, m. 7 June, 1888, Augustus Albertson. 


in Sag Harbor, L. I., 1806. It is not known when he first came 
to this country. His earliest identification here is found in the 
records of the Fourth Church, of Portsmouth, N. H., where on 
26 Dec, 1773, three of his daughters, viz., Mary, Nancy and 
Phanny, were baptized by the Rev. Samuel Haven. 

During the Rev. War he was in command of a privateer 
named the "British Queen," and by report made his headquarters 
at Norfolk, Va., where his two youngest daughters, Hanna Frippe, 
and Sophia, were born. His first wife, the mother of his chil- 
dren, was Ursula, dau. of Thomas Pierce, of Portsmouth, N. H. 
On 8 Oct., 1777, Mrs. Rysam, then in Portsmouth, was permitted 
"under a flag of truce" to go with her husband to Rhode Island, 
and in the following year his name was included in an Act of 
Legislature of N. H.. "as one who had left the State and joined 
the enemy." In 1780 his property in Portsmouth was "sett oit" 
or confiscated. (See N. H. State Papers, VIII., p. 703-850.) 

He was a strong Tory, and at the burning of Norfolk, Va., by 


the British in 1779, he, his wife and five daughters (the youngest. 
Sophia, being then eight months old) were forced to leave. He 
made his escape on his vessel, but was intercepted by the Ameri- 
cans who, finding nothing contraband on board, allowed them 
to depart. 

He landed in Rhode Island, and soon after left for East Hamp- 
ton, L. I., where he arrived in 1780, when by report his youngest 
daughter, Sophia, was fifteen months old, and his eldest daugh- 
ter, Mary, was fifteen years of age. It is supposed he crossed 
L. I. Sound and landed on Lloyds Neck, where the British had 
their headquarters under Col. Oliver De Lancey, and proceeded 
overland to his destination. This seems evident from the fact 
that during his journey there his wife died from exposure and 
was buried in the "Old Cemetery" at Huntington, L. I. He mar- 
ried in Easthampton, L. I., as his 2d wife "the widow Mulford," 
by whom he had no issue. He died there in 1806 leaving five 
daughters who, as tradition says, "not being pleased with their 
father's will, burned it up." Issue: 

2. Mary, b. 1765; m. Col. Abraham Miller; no issue. 

3. Nancy, m. first, Jabez Peck; issue, a daughter, Fanny 

R., b. 1792, d. 12 April, 1849; m- Jonathan Gardiner, 
of Eatons Neck, L. I. (his 2d wife), who had with 
others a dau., Eliza Gardiner, b. 181 5, m. Charles H 
Jones (IV. 34). She, Nancy (3), m. 2d, Archibald 
Gracie, of N. Y., and had issue, Mar}', William and 

4. Fanny, m. Edward Mulford. 

5. Hannah, m. Cornelius Sleight 

6. Sophia, b. 1778; m. Sayre. 


(I) JOANNES NEVIUS, b. in Holland, 1627 (the name 
being variously spelled Nevyus, Neafe, Neefus, etc.), came to 
this country with his wife, Adriaentje Bleijck, whom he m. 18 
Nov., 1653. (Vol. 5, p. 158, N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec.) She 
was dau. of Swantje Jaus, wife of Cornelius Potter. She, Adri- 
aentje, was probably a dau. by a first husband, Bleijck. He be- 


came Clerk of the Council in New Amsterdam, and d. in Brook- 
lyn, L. L, 1672. (Wilson's Memo. Hist. N. Y., i, p. 319.) 

(2) PIETER NEVIUS (OR PETRUS), son of Joannes 
(i) ; bapt. 4 Feb., 1663; d. 29 April, 1740; settled in Flatlands, 
L. I. ; m. 22 June, 1684, Janetje Roelifse Schenck, dau. of Roelof 
Martense Schenck, and Neeltje Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, she 
being then nineteen years of age. (Holland Soc. Year Book, 
1898, p. 91.) 

Pieter (2), of Marlboro, Monmouth Co., N. J.; b. 1693, d. 1766; 
m. 27 Aug., 1715, Willemptje Lucasse Van Voorhees. 

(4) LUCAS NEVIUS, son of Martin (3), of Millstone, 
N. J.; b. 1725; d. 18 Sept., 1783; m. 23 May, 1749, Mayche 
Cornell, b. 20 Sept., 1729; d. i July, 1795. In the Haelingen 
Church Records she was called Martha. 

(5) WILLEMPE NEVIUS, dau. of Lucas (4); b. 25 
Dec, 1756, in Harlingen, or Millstone, N. J. ; d. 9 May, 1837; m. 
24 Nov., 1774, Cornelius Kershaw, b. 2 Sept., 1750; d. 1834, at 
Harlingen, N. J. Issue: 

George Kershaw, b. 4 Aug., 1776; m. Elsie Baird. 
Margaret Kershaw, b. 7 Sept., 1778; d. 20 April, 1856; m. 
17 Feb., 1798, Cornelius Van Cleef, of Poughkeepsie. 


(i) JANS VAN CLEEF, b. 1628, settled in New Utrich, 
L. I., 1659; m. before 1661, Enjelye Lowerens, dau. of Lowerens 
Preterse. Issue: Catharine, bapt. 1681 ; Benjamin, bapt, 1683; 
Joseph, Angelica, Isbrant, Nelke and Cornelius, whom. Femmetje 
Van Dewater, and had issue : John, of Gravesend, L. I., and Lau- 
rens, of New Jersey. 

(2) BENJAMIN VAN CLEEF, son of Jans (i) ; bapt. 


1683. Issue: Lysbcth, m. Wm. Cowenhoven ; Jans, m. ist, Maria 
Kreffert; 2d, Sarah Cowenhoven; Derick, Marike, m. Jane Ber- 
ken ; Derrick, m. Elizabeth Leek; Benjamin, m. Helen Cowen- 
hoven, in 1741 ; Nelke. m. Hendrick Vanderbilt; Laurens, Helen, 
m. John Brown; Joseph, Elsie and Antje. 

(3) LAURENS VAN CLEEF, son of Benjamin (3) ; d. 
before 1780; m. Jannetje Laan. Issue: Jacob, b. 1731 ; Fcm- 
metje, b, 1733 ; Laurens, Jannetje, Isaac and Jacob. 

(4) ISAAC VAN CLEEF, son of Laurens (3) ; b. 1742; 
d. 30 June, 1804; m., 1769, Doreas Pumyea, b. 13 April, 1749; 
d. 28 March, 1812. Issue: Jane, b. 1770, d. 1851 ; Mary, b. 4 
Oct., 1771 ; d. II Feb., 1861 ; Laurens, b. 1773, d. 1852; Peter, 
Cornelius, Jacob, b. 27 March, 1779; d. 19 Nov., 1847; Isaac, b. 
16 Feb., 1781 ; d. 2 Feb., 1863 ; Abraham John, b. 1786, d. 3 Dec, 
1858; m. Jane Duryea, of Millstone, N. J.; Margaret, b. 1789, 
d. 1790 ; and Van Marter, b. 21 May, 1792. 

(5) CORNELIUS VAN CLEEF, son of Isaac (4) ; b. 21 
Jan., 1779; d. 10 July, 1855; m. 17 Feb., 1799, Margaret, b. 7 
Sept., 1778, dau. of Cornelius Kershaw, and his wife Willempe, 
dau. of Lucas and Martha (Cornell) Nevius. Issue: 

-(-6. Cornelius (the Rev.), b. 16 Sept., 1799; d. 13 June, 1875. 

7. Isaac, of Harlingen, N. J. ; b. 15 Aug., 1801 ; d. 6 Aug., 


8. George, b. 2 July, 1804; d. 4 Dec, 1865. 

9. Jane, b. 8 Feb., 1808 ; d. i June, 1834. 

TO. Matilda, b. 13 June, 181 1 ; d. 24 Nov., 1889. 

(6) CORNELIUS VAN CLEEF (the Rev.), of Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., son of Cornelius (5); b. 16 Sept., 1799; d. 13 
June, 1875; m. 15 Oct., 1828, Sophia Sommers Stilwell, of Phil- 
adelphia; b. 1800, d. 1852, dau. of James Savage Stilwell, and 
Susannah Mason. Issue: 

1 1. Sophia, b. 1829. 
-|-I2. James Spencer, b. i Aug., 1831. 

He m. as his 2d wife, 30 Oct., 1856, Ellen Shepherd, of Al- 
bany, N. Y. 


(12) JAMES SPENCER VAN CLEEF, of Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y,, son of Rev. Cornelius (6) ; b. i Aug., 1831 ; d. 1902; m. 
17 May, 1862, Harriet Mulford Howell, dau. of George Howell. 
Issue : 

13. Elizabeth Howell, m. Beverly O. Kinnear, M. D. 

14. Ellen Shepherd, m. Walter Mott Jones (VI. yy). 

15. Henry Howell. 

Howell ancestry of Ellen S. Van Cleef, wife of Walter Mott 
Jones (VI. 77). 

(i) HENRY HOWELL, of Westbury in Marsh Gibbon. 
County Bucks, Eng., d. July, 1625, was descended from Howell, 
Prince of Caerleon upon Uske, in Monmouthshire, whose arms are 
gules, three towers, triple towered ar. (See Memorial of Reading 
Howell, Yerkes and Latham Families, by J. G. Leach.) 

(2) EDWARD HOWELL, son of Henry (i), came to 
Lynn, Mass., in 1638, with his family, and in 1640 he and others, 
under an agreement with Lord Stirling's agent, Wm. Farret, en- 
deavored to make a settlement at Cow Neck, Long Island, but 
were driven off by Gov. Kieft, and proceeded to the eastern end 
of Long Island, where in April of that year they commenced the 
settlement of the town of Southampton. May 20, 1647, chosen 
Magistrate. (See Col. Reeds, of Conn., 1636-1665.) 1647-1653 
member of the Governor's Council of Conn. (See Newhall's 
Lynn, p. 171, 193, 214, etc. ; also New Eng. Hist, and Gene. 
Register, 1861.) He d, at Southampton, L. I., 1655. He m. as 
his first wife, Frances, d. 1630 ; m. 2d, Eleanor. Issue : 

-\-\ Major John, b. 1625 ; d. 3 Nov., 1696, at Southampton, 
L. I. 
4. Edward, b. 1626, d. 1699. 
4a. Arthur, m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Lion Gardiner, the 

first Proprietor of Gardiners Island. 
4b. And other children. 

(3) MAJOR JOHN HOWELL, son of Edward (2) ; b. 

1625, d. 3 Nov., 1696; m. Susannah . He probably came to 

Southampton with his father in 1640 under the agreement with 

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Wm. Farret, but was not named as one of the grantees. Much 
trouble arose concerning this Patent between the Dutch and Eng- 
Hsh, and on i Xov., 1676 (after the Dutch power became extinct), 
a confirmatory Patent was obtained and Capt. John Howell and 
Edward Howell were two of the patentees. Later, a second 
Patent was obtained from Gov. Dongan, in 1686, in which John 
Howell (then called Major) and Edward Howell were included 
as patentees. 1644-1651, Deputy to Genl. Court of Conn., and 
165 1 -1658 was Justice of town of Southampton, that town then 
being under the jurisdiction of Conn. Commissioned Major on 
2 June. 1684. 

(4) EDWARD HOWELL (LIEUT), son of Edward (2) ; b. 
1626, d. 1699; ni- 1st, II Nov., 1664, Sarah, b. 1645, dau. of Lieut. 
Joseph Judson, of Stratford, Conn. He b. 1619, d. 1690; m., 1644, 
Sarah, b. 1626, d. 16 March, 1696, dau. of John Porter, of Wind- 
sor, Conn., and was a son of William Judson, of Yorkshire, Eng., 
who died in Stratford, Conn., 1660. (See Cothren's Hist. Ancient 
Woodbury. Vol. i. p. 587; Vol. 3, p. 684). M. 2d, Mary, dau. 
of Robert Fordham, of Southampton, L. L (See New Eng. 
Hist, and Gene. Register 54. p. 136.) In a division of the estate 
of Robert Fordham in 1672, her share was 40 acres of land. (See 
Liber i, p. 185 Wills, N. Y. City.) 


Ancescry of Helen Folsom Baker, 2d wife of John H, Jones. 

(i) EDWARD BAKER came to Boston in 1630 with Win- 
throp, and in 1638 was freeman in Lynn, where he d. 16 March, 
1687; m. Joan. d. 9 April, 1693. Issue: 

+2. Edward, and other children. 

(2) EDWARD BAKER, son of Edward (i) ; m. 7 April, 
1685, Mar)-, dau. of Capt. Thomas Marshall (see Newhall's Lynn, 
p. ri6), of Lynn, Mass. Capt. Thos. Marshall returned to Eng. 
and was given a captain's comm. in the Parliamentary anuy under 
Cromwell. He returned to Lynn and was Rep, to Genl. Court, 


1659-1668, and Captain in the "Ancient and Honorable Military 
Co." of Mass. (See Hist, of Ancient and Honorable Military 
Co., Vol. I, p. 108.) (Hurd's Hist. Middlesex Co., Vol. i, p. 
322-4, 508.) 

Edward Baker (2), was Ensign of Militia in Lynn. Issue: 

+3. Edward, and others. 

(3) EDWARD BAKER, son of Edward (2) ; b. in Lynn, 
Mass., 16 July, 1696 ; settled in Westborough, Mass. ; m. 22 Nov., 
1721, Persis, dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Howe) Brigham, of 
Marlborough. Issue, ten children. He was the third child bearing 
the name Edward. 

(4) JOSEPH BAKER, son of Edward (3); b. 19 May, 
1736; d. 19 Nov., 181 1, in Limerick, Maine; m. 15 Nov., 1758, 
Martha Death, b. 1738, d. 13 May, 1809. He settled, in 1789, in 
Bakersfield, Vt., and was Commissary Genl. in Rev. War. He 
left issue, eleven children. 

(5) EDWARD BAKER, son of Joseph (4), b. 9 Oct., 1772 ; 
d. in Enosburgh, Vt.; m., 10 June, 1795, Achsah Griswold, b. in 
Windsor, Conn., 20 Oct., 1772; d. 23 July, 1861. (See Hist. 
Enosburgh, Vt.) He left issue, ten children. 

(6) EDWARD WORTLEY BAKER, son of Edward (5) ; 
b. in Enosburgh, Vt., ii July, 1796; d. 2 Aug., 1880; m. 20 Aug., 
1823, Clarissa Edna, b. 4 April, 1800; d. 10 Oct., 1890, dau. of 
Thomas and Edna Folsom. Issue: Joseph D., b. 18 Nov., 1824: 
d. 13 April, 1834; Louisa Folsom, b. 19 Sept., 1826; m. 5 June, 
1849, Stevens G. Palmer, of Boston; Edna Ela, b. i Dec, 1828; 
d. 16 Dec, 1896; Rev. Edward Folsom, b. 1831 ; Charles, b. 1834, 
d. 1836 ; John White, b. 1837, d. 1871, and George Folsom, b. 1840, 
d. 1843. 

(7) REV. EDWARD FOLSOM BAKER, son of Edward 
W. (6) ; b. 8 Nov., 1831 ; m. ist, Frances H., b. 15 Jan., 1839; 
d. II Dec, 1861, dau. of Abraham N. Wagener, of Penn Yann, 
N. Y. Issue: 

8. George, b. and d. 1859. 

FOLSOM. — Ancestry of Hklen Folsom Baker, 
2D WIFE OF John H. Jones (VI, 76). 


came from England in 1638; b. ; d. 27 Dec,. 

1681; m. 4 Oct., 1636, Mary, dau. of Edward and 
Mary Oilman. 

Samuel. JOHN, Nathaniel Israel. Lt. PETER, Mary. Ephriam 

b. 1640; d. 1715; m. 
Abigail, dau. of 
Abraham Perkins, 
10 Nov., 1675. 


b. 1678; d. 1740; m. (i) 
Anna, dau. of Aquila 
Chase; m. (2) Elizabeth, 
dau. of . 

b. 1704; d. 1756; m. (I) 
prob. dau. of Nathul. Fol- 
snm; m. (2) Huldah East- 
man, dau. of John. 

ABRAHAM (by 2d wife), 
b. 1741; m. 1772, Eliza- 
beth Moody. 

b. 1782; d. 1813; m. Fanny 

b. 181 1 ; m. Clarinda C. 

b. 1832; d. 1873; m. 1863, 
Emma C. Harmen 

b. 1649; d. 1717; m. 
Susanna Cousins 
(or Coffin). 


m. Catharine, dau. of 

b. 171 1 ; d. 1748; m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Capt. Jona- 
than Thing. 

b. 27 June, 1737; m. 1763, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. 
Webster, b. 1740; d. 1824. 

b. 10 Mav. 1769; m. Edna 
Ela, dau. of ohn Ela. 

b. 4 April, 1800; m. 20 
Aug., 1823, Edward Wort- 
leyC*) Baker, son of Ed- 


b. 1831. 

m. Hon. Orover Cleve- m. John H. Jones (\T, 76) 

land, Pres. United States. 

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9. Edward F., b. i860, d. 1865 . 

M. 2d, 4 Jan., 1865, Sarah A., dau. of Arnold B. Watson, of 
Unadilla, N. Y., and his wife Susan, dau. of Isaac Hayes. Issue: 

10. Susan Watson. 

11. Helen Folsom, b. 4 Feb.; m. 18 June, 1890, John H. 

Jones (VI. 76). 

12. Edna Ela. 
-{-13. John Henry, 

14. Arnold Watson. 

15. Francis Folsom, m. June 26, 1906, Geraldine, dau. of 

George Rumsey Howard, of Buffalo. 

(13) JOHN HENRY BAKER, son of Rev. Edward F. 
(7) ; m. 24 Oct., 1900, Blanche, dau. of Edward H. Hutchinson, 
of Buffalo, N. Y. Issue : 

16. Sarah Hutchinson, b. 15 Oct., 1901, 

17. Jean Watson, b. 27 April, 1903. 

18. John Hutchinson, b. 9 July, 1905. 

Folsom ancestry of Helen Folsom Baker, the 2d wife of John 
H. Jones (VI. 76). 

(i) JOHN FOLSOM came from Eng., 1638; d. 27 Dec, 
1681 ; m. 4 Oct., 1636, Mary, dau. of Edward and Mary Oilman. 

(2) PETER FOLSOM (LIEUT.), son of John (i), b. 
1649, ^- ^l^T^ '^- Susanna Cousins, of Wells, Me. 

(3) PETER FOLSOM, son of Lieut Peter (2) ; m. Cath- 
arine, dau. of John Oilman. 

(4) JAMES FOLSOM, son of Peter (3) ; b. 1711, d. 1748; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Thomas Thing. 

(5) JAMES FOLSOM, son of James (4); b. 27 June, 
1737; m. 1763, Elizabeth, b. 1740, d. 1824, dau. of Thos. Web- 


(6) THOMAS FOLSOM, son of James (5) ; b. 10 May, 
1769; m. Edna, dau. of John Ela. 

(7) CLARISSA EDNA FOLSOM, dau. of Thomas (6) ; 
b. 4 April, 1800; m. 20 Aug., 1823, Edward Wortley Baker (6), 
son of Edward (5), and had a son. Rev. E. Folsom Baker (7), 
whose dau., Helen Folsom Baker (11), m., 18 June, 1890, John 
H. Jones (VL76). 


THOMAS SCUDDER, of Salem, Mass., ancestor of the 
Scudders of L. L, was in all probability a near relative of Wm, 
Scudder, of Darent, Kent, Eng., who left a will, prob. 4 Nov., 
1607, naming wife Margary, and daus. Pamel, Mary, Margaret 
and Joan ; legacy to Henry Scudder, the son of my deceased 
brother, John; also Thomas and Henry Scudder, sons of my 
deceased brother, Henry. Thos. Scudder and others, executors. 
(See New Eng. Hist. & Gene. Register, July, 1893.) 

One John Lowers, of Darent, Kent, Eng., by his will (prob. 
5 Feb., 1650), gave his sister "Scudder and Henry Scudder, her 
son," part of Rugby Wood; also "to my sister Scudder's sons, 
Thomas, Henry, William and John, and to her daus., Elizabeth 
and Martha Scudder, 10 shillings each." (New Eng. Hist. & 
Gene. Reg., July, 1893.) 

(i) THOMAS SCUDDER, d. 1658, in Salem, Mass.; m. 
Elizabeth, d. 1666. Issue: 

2. John. I 

-{-3. Thomas. 

4. Henry. 

5. Elizabeth, b. 1622, d. 1682 ; m. Henry Bartholomew, of 

Mass., b. 1600, d. 1692. 

6. William, d. about 1658, who left a son, Thomas (7). 

who m. Sarah Maverick. 

(3) THOMAS SCUDDER, son of Thomas (i), came from 


Salem, Mass., in 165 1, to Huntington, L. I., where he d. 1690; m. 
Mary. Issue : 

-\-y. Timothy. 

+8. Benjamin. 

9. Mary, m. Robert Arthur. 

10. EHzabeth, m. Waher Noaks. 

11. Sarah, m. Conkling. 

12. Cleman, m. Clements. 

13. Mercy. 

(8) TIMOTHY SCUDDER, son of Thomas (3) ; d. 1740; 
m. Sarah Wood, d. 1738. Issue: 

4-14. Timothy. 

15. Henry. 

16. John. 

17. Abigail, m. Jos. Lewis. 

(9) BENJAMIN SCUDDER, son of Thomas (3) ; d. 1735 ; 
m. first, Mary; m. 2d, Sarah. Issue: 

18. Thomas. 

19. Ezekiel. 

20. Benjamin. 

21. Joseph. 

22. Isaac, who removed to Conn. 

23. Isaiah. 

24. Moses, who d. before 1754, and left a son Samuel, of 

N. Y. City. 

25. Peter. 

26. Sarah, who m. Epenetus Piatt. 

27. Ruth, m. Rogers. 

28. Anne. 

( 14) TIMOTHY SCUDDER, son of Timothy (8) ; b. 1696, 
d. 25 April, 1778; m. Mary, dau. of Daniel Whitehead. Issue: 

29. Jemima, b. 1728; m. David Roscoe. 

30. Hannah, b. 1730; m. Ananias Carll. 

31. Jerusha, b. 1732 ; m. Timothy Carll, who had a dau., Julia 


Carll; m. Scudder Lewis, and a son, Phineas Carll, 
who left issue, Selah (M. D.), David, Piatt, and Mary. 

32. Timothy. 

33. Sarah, b. 1736; m. Jesse Buffett. 

34. John, b. 1740. 
+35. Henry, b. 1743. 

36. Joel, b. 1746. 

(35) HENRY SCUDDER, son of Timothy (14); d. 21 
Jan., 1822. Served in Rev. War as aide to Genl. Nathaniel Tal- 
madge. He was a member of State Legislature. M. Phebe, dau. 
of Ananias and Hannah Carll. Issue: 

37. Youngs Prime, b. 30 June, 1771. 
-f-38. Henry, b. 26 April, 1778. 

39. Phebe, b. 21 May, 1782; m. Azel Lewis, and had a dau., 

Gloriana Lewis, who m. John Bunce. 
39a. Phebe. 

39b. Henry, who settled in Central New York. 
39c. Joel, m. Charity Lewis. 
39d. Amelia, m. Piatt Lewis. 

(38) HENRY SCUDDER, son of Henry (35) ; b. 26 April, 
1778; d. in Huntington, L. L, 1863; m. ist, Phebe, dau. of Jonah 
Wood. Issue : 

40. Amelia, m. Seabury Bryant. 

41. Phebe, m. Melancton Bryant, and had dau., Henrietta 

Bryant; m. F. L. Blanchard. 

M. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of Judge Divine Hewlett, of Cold 
Spring Harbor, L. I. Issue: 

42. Eliza Strong, b. 1802; m. ist, Wm. W. Kissam, M. D. ; 

and 2d, William W. Wood, of Huntington, L. I. 

43. Anne Cornelia, b. 26 April, 1822; d. 15 April, 1884; m. 

Henry G. Scudder (90). 
+44. Henry Joel, b. 18 Sept., 1825. 

45. Townsend, b. 14 Dec, 1829. 

46. Hewlett, b. 25 July, 1833. 


(44) HENRY JOEL SCUDDER, son of Henry (38) ; b. 
18 Sept., 1825; d. 10 Feb., 1886; member of 426 Congress, 1872. 
M. first, 21 June, 1853, Louisa Henrietta, d. 28 Dec, 1864, dau. 
of Chas. Davies. Issue: 

+47. Henry Townsend (the Rev.), b. 7 Sept., 1854. 
+48. Charles Davies (M. D.)., b. 24 Sept., 1856. 

49. Edward Mansfield, b. 1 May, 1858. 

50. Mary E., b. 21 Sept., 1859; d. 22 Jan., i882. 

51. Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1861; d. 31 Aug., 1865. 

M. 2d, Emma, dau. of John H. Willard, of Troy, N. Y. She 
d. 23 May, 1893. Issue: 

52. Willard. 

53. Louisa Henrietta. 

54. He>'ward. 

55. Emma Willard, b. 27 Feb., 1871; m. 17 Nov., 1898, 

Edward Loughborough Keyes, M.D. Issue: Edward 
Lawrence, b. 5 Nov., 1899; Emma Willard, b. 11 
Oct., 1902; Elizabeth Hewlett, b. 27 Sept., 1905. 

56. Annie Hewlett. 

57. Hewlett. 

(45) TOWNSEND SCUDDER, son of Henry (38) ; b. 14 
Dec, 1829; d. 30 July, 1874; m. Sarah, dau. of Philomen Frost. 
Issue : 

+58. Philomen Halstead. 
+59. Elizabeth Hewlett. 
+60. Townsend. 

61. Lorin Kent. 
+62. Sarah Maria. 
+63. Cornelia. 

His wife survived him and m. 2d, Seigfried Strakosh, and had 
issue a dau., Josephine, d. 13 April, 1889, ae 6 ms. and 22 dys. 

(47) REV. HENRY T. SCUDDER, son of Henry J. (44) ; 
m. 5 June, 1889, Margaret Mott Weeks, dau. of Jac M. Weeks. 

64. Edna Hewlett, b. 28 April, 1890. 

65. Henry Holloway, b. 24 Sept., 1895. 

66. Dorothy Weeks, b. 3i March, 1899. 


(48) CHARLES DAVIES SCUDDER (M. D.), son of 
Henry J. (44); b. 24 Sept., 1856; d. 19 July, 1892; m. 3 April, 
1883, Louisa Wardner, dau. of Hon, Wm. M. Evarts. Issue: 

67. Louisa Henrietta, b. 14 April, 1884, 

Townsend (45) ; b. 22 July, 1861 ; m, 14 Aug,, 1889, Sarah E., 
dau. of George H. Townsend, of Glen Cove, L. I, Issue: 

68. Townsend, b, 1892; d. Nov., 1895. 

69. Hazel L. 

Townsend (45) ; b. 20 Oct., 1871 ; m, Edward V, Thebaud; d, 21 
June, 1900, ae 'j'j (as his 2d wife). He was a son of Edward 
Thebaud and Emma Van Schalkwyck de Boisauvin, of New York. 

70. Leo Hewlett, b, 15 Feb., 1880. 

(60) TOWNSEND SCUDDER, son of Townsend (45) ; 
b. 26 July, 1865 ; m. 3 June, 1891, Mary Dannet, dau. of Geo. A. 
Thayer, of Brooklyn, L. I. Issue : 

71. Atela. 
^2. Thayer. 

73. Elizabeth Hewlett. 

74. Townsend. 

(62) SARAH MARIA SCUDDER, dau. of Townsend 
(45) ; b. 22 Oct., 1869; m, Thos, Irving Van Antwerp, of Albany, 

N. Y. 

(63) CORNELIA SCUDDER, dau. of Townsend (45) ; b. 
2 Oct., 1871 ; m. 16 May, 1893, James B. Hendrick, son of Col. 
James, of Albany. 

( 18) THOMAS SCUDDER, son of Benjamin (9) ; d. 1775 ; 
m. Rebecca, dau .of Sammis. Issue : 

75. Gilbert. 

-f-76. Thomas, b, 1725. 


(76) THOMAS SCUDDER, son of Thomas (18); d. 25 
Feb., 1809; m. Abigail, dau. of John Sammis, she d. on the same 
day as her husband. Issue : 

-]■]. John. 
78. Rebecca. 
+79. Gilbert, b. 1764. 
80. Thomas. 

(79) GILBERT SCUDDER, son of Thomas (76) ; b. 1764, 
d. 1855; m. Abigail Buffet. Issue: 

4-81. Isaiah, b. 1791. 

82. Hetty, m. Phil. Udall. 

83. Sarah, m. Jos, Lewis. 

84. Phebe. 

85. Mary, m. Moses Jarvis and had issue Abigail Jarvis, who 

m. Theodore Lounds, of Conn. 

86. Naomi, m. Prof. Shallum B. Street. Issue, Chas. R. 

Street, of Huntington. 

87. Gilbert, of Conn. 

88. Judge Henry C, of Idaho. 

89. Mary A., m. Fayette Gould. 

(81) ISAIAH SCUDDER, son of Gilbert (79) ; b. 1791, d. 
13 Feb., 1875; m. Rhoda, dau. of Daniel Jarvis. Issue: 

-I-90. Henry G. 

(90) HENRY G. SCUDDER, son of Isaiah (81); b. 24 

May, 1818; d. 27 Jan., 1886; m. ist, Eleanor, dau. of Mur 

ray, of Middletown, N. J. Issue: 

91. Wm. Murray, d. 1881 ; m. Ella Handley ; no issue. 

92. Nora Jarvis, b. March 30, 1854; d. June 7, 1886; m. John 

H.Jones (VI. 76). 

93. Henry G., m, 1883, Harriet Lewis. 

M. 2d, Anne Cornelia, dau. of Henry Scudder (38). Issue: 

94. Gilbert, m. Nellie, dau. of ex-Gov. Wm. G. Ritch, of 

Santa Fe, New Mexico. Settled in Huntington, L. I. 
Issue, two children. 


95. Elizabeth, d. unm. 

96. Victor, d. unm. 

97. Hewlett, m. Ella, widow of his half brother, Wm. M. 

Scudder (91). 

(34) JOHN SCUDDER, son of Timothy (14); b. 1740; 
m. Mary Budd. Issue: 

4-98. John B. 

99. Mary. 

(98) JOHN B. SCUDDER, son of John (34) ; m. Hannah, 
dau. of Skidmore. Issue: 

100. Richard. 

loi. Deborah, m. Havens Kelsey. 
102. Timothy. 
+ 103. Charles. 

104. Joseph. 

105. John. 

106. Hannah. 

107. Sarah, m, Joseph Lewis. Issue: Egbert, Joseph S., m. 

Phebe, gr. dau. of Henry Scudder (35), and others. 

(103) CHARLES SCUDDER, son of John B. (98); m. 
Sarah Vail. Issue: 

108. Ann Eliza, m. J. Amherst Woodhull, of Huntington, 

who had son Charles V., m. Martha Leek, and a dau. 
Harriet, wife of E. Piatt Stratton. 

109. Mary, m. William G. Gardiner, son of Jonathan, 
no. Charles, m. dau. of John Fleet. 

III. Louisa, m. Covert. 



(2) JOHN SCUDDER, son of Thomas (i), of Salem, 
Mass. ; m., 1642, Mary, dau. of Dorothy King. Came to South- 
old, L. I., 1651, thence to Newtown, L. L, 1660. Issue: 


-f-ii2. Samuel. 
4-113. John. 

114. Mary. 

115. Elizabeth. 
115a. Hannah. 

(112) SAMUEL SCUDDER, son of John (2); d. 1689, 
at Newtown, L. I. ; m. Phebe, dau. of Edmond Titus, of West- 
bury, L. I. Issue : 

116. Samuel. 

117. Mary. 

118. Sarah. 

119. Deborah. 

120. Samuel, d. 1771. 

(113) JOHN SCUDDER, son of John (2); m. 1669, 
Joanna, dau. of Capt. Richard Betts, of Newtown, L. I. Issue : 

-f-i2i. Richard B. 
122. John. 

(121) RICHARD B. SCUDDER, son of John (113) ; b. 
1671, d. 14 March, 1754. Settled in Trenton, N. J.; m. Hannah 
Reeder. Issue : 

-I-123. John, and others. 

(123) JOHN SCUDDER, son of Richard B. (121) ; d. 10 
May, 1748, ae 47 yrs. ; m. Phebe, dau. of Daniel Howell. Issue: 

-j-124. Amos. 

125. Daniel, and others. (See Early Settlers of Trenton, 
by Cooley.) 

(124) AMOS SCUDDER, son of John (123) ; b. 14 Feb., 
1739; d. II May, 1824; m. Phebe, dau. of John Rose. (See 
Early Settlers of Trenton, p. 212; Cooley.) Issue: 

-f-126. John, and others. 
(126) JOHN SCUDDER, son of Amos (124) ; b. 1764; d. 


15 April, 1830; m, Mary, dau. of John Keen and Hannah Holme. 

127. Phebe, d. 8 Sept., 1834, ae 42; m. Gershom, son of John 
Mott, and had issue, Maj. Genl. Gershom Mott, and 
other children. 


(i) CLAES JANSEN ROMEYN came to this country in 
1660 and settled in Amersfort, L. I. He was a son of Jan Ro- 
meyn, of Amsterdam, who, as the family claim, was a descendant 
of Peter de Ferentino (of Italian lineage), who had been edu- 
cated in Rome and took the surname of Romaeyn (Peter the 

Claes Jansen Romeyn, m. about 1680, Styntie Alberts Terhune, 
and removed to Hackensack, N. J., and later to New York City, 
where he died. (Gene. Hist. Hudson and Bergen Co., p. 142; 
Harvey.) His will, 30 Oct., 1719, prob. 16 Nov., 1730, names his 
wife Christyntie, and several sons and daughters. 

(2) JOHN ROMEYN, son of Claes Jansen (i), left a son, 
3. Isaac, with issue, Elias (4), and others. 

(5) BENJAMIN ROMAINE, son of Elias (4) ; b. 1762 ; d. 
1844; m. Mary Brower, b. 1763; d. 1845, ^au. of Samuel, of 
N. Y. Issue: 

6. Washington. 
-I-7. Samuel B. 

(7) SAMUEL B. ROMx\INE, son Benjamin (5) ; b. 4 

Oct., 1789; d. 28 Nov., 1861 ; m. Grace, b. i Nov., 1793; d. 

6 Jan., 1865, dau. of George Hunter and his wife, Grace Brick. 

8. Benjamin, b. 4 Jan., 1818 ; d. 31 Dec, 1841. 

+9. Samuel B., b. 1819. 

10. George H., b. 1821, d. 1886. 

11. Worthington, b. 1822, d. 1888. 


-f-i2. Charles, b. 2 March, 1827; d. 1884. 

12a. Graham, b. 1829, d. 1854. 
-I-13. William, b. 28 Oct., 1837; d. 7 Sept., 1864. 

14. Mary, b. 1816, d. 1896; m. Lawrence, 

15. Grace J., b. i Aug., 183 1 ; d. 15 Feb., 1852. 
t6. Washington, b. 1834, d. young. 

(9) SAMUEL B. ROMAINE, son of Samuel B. (7) ; b. 
6 Aug., 1819; d. 22 Oct., 1889; m. 9 June, 1862, Clara, b. 4 Sept., 
1831, dau. of William T. Jones (IV. 42). Issue: 

17. Mary Robins, b. 13 Feb., 1863. 

18. William Jones, b. 15 Feb., 1865; ^n. 3 April, 1893, Rose, 

b. 8 May, 1868, dau. of George W. Bond, son of 
George W., of Boston, and his wife Rebecca, dau. of 
Alfred Huidekoper. Issue : 

Lawrence Bond, b. 13 Oct., 1900. 

(13) WILLIAM H. ROMAINE, son of Samuel B. (7) ; b. 
28 Oct., 1837; d. 17 Sept., 1864; m. Victoria, dau. of John W. 
Hite. Issue : 

19. Grace H. 

20. George H., b. 1861, d. 1862. 

21. Elizabeth; all died young. 

(12) CHARLES ROMAINE, son of Samuel B. (7) ; b. 2 
March, 1827; d. 8 March, 1884; m. Victoria A., dau. of Joseph 
Mason ; she b. 4 Jan., 1836. Issue : 

+22. Charles, b. 1862, d. 1894. 

23. Mason, b. 1857. 

24. Dora, b. 1864; m., 1895, John F. Peebles, of Norfolk, Va. 

25. Grace, b. 1855; d. 1861. 

26. Elizabeth, b. i860, d. infant. 

(22) CHARLES ROMAINE, son of Charles (12) ; b. 1862, 
d. 1894; m. Ella, dau. of Thos. Lawrence. Issue: 

27. Charles, b. 1889. 

28. Lawrence, b. 1892. 

29. Mason, b. 1894. 



Ancestors of Maria B. Duane, wife of Hon. Samuel W, 
Jones (V. 13). 

(i) AIsTTHONY DUANE, born of a Protestant family in 
Co. Galway, Ireland, in 1682; came to America in 1700 as Pay- 
master in the British Navy. He resigfned from the navy and 
settled in N. Y., v^^here he d. 14 Aug., 1747. In 1741 he pur- 
chased a large tract of land in what is now the town of Duanes- 
burg, near Schenectady, He m. first, 171 7, Eve, dau. of Dirk 
Benson, of New York. He m. 2d, 24 May, 1730, Altea, dau. of 
Abraham Keteltas and Anneke Coerten. 

(2) HON. JAMES DUANE, the fourth child of Anthony 
(i), and his 2d wife, Altea, was b. 6 Feb., 1733; d. at Duanes- 
burg, I Feb., 1797. Was delegate to Genl. Congress, 1774, and 
Mayor of N. Y. City, 1784-1789. He m., 21 Oct., 1759, Maria, 
dau. of Robert Livingston (3d Lord of the Manor), and Mary 
Thong. His wife Maria d. 6 May, 1821. 

(3) JAMES CHATHAM DUANE, son of James (2) ; b. 
3 Dec, 1770; d. 25 Dec, 1842; m. 6 Dec, 1792, Marianne, d. 10 
Feb., 1828, dau. of Henry Bowers, of Swansea, Mass., and his 
wife Mary Meyer. Issue : 

James, m. Harriet Constable. 

Maria Bowers, b. 23 Oct., 1793 ; m. Hon. Saml. W. Jones 

William N. (M. D.), m. Eliza, dau. Capt. Jonathan Walton. 

Robert L. 

John B. 

Elizabeth, m. Rev. Thos. Reed. 


Ancestors of John Bleecker Miller, who married Cornelia, 
dau. of Hon. Samuel W. Jones (V. 13). 

(i) JOHN MILLER came from Maidstone, Kent, Eng., 
and settled in Easthampton, L. I., in 1649. 


(2) JEREML\H MILLER, son of John (i) ; lived at East- 
hampton, L. L 

(3) ELEAZER MILLER, son of Jeremiah (2) ; b. 1697, d. 
at Easthampton, 13 March, 1788; m., 1718, Mary, dau. of Mathias 
Burnett, she b. 1701, d. 1743. He was a member of Colonial 
Assembly, 1746- 1769. Issue: 

4-4. Burnett, b. 3 Jan., 1719. 

5. Elizabeth, b. 3 Dec., 1721. 

6. Jeremiah, b. 12 June, 1724. 

7. Mary, b. 18 Sept., 1725. 

8. Mehitable, b. 29 April, 1733. 

9. Eleazer, b. 18 April, 1736, 

10. Annanias, b. 17 Dec, 1737. 

11. Abraham, b. 23 Jan., 1743. 

Some of his sons went to Dutchess Co. and there intermarried 
with the Smiths of Long- Island, who had settled there just be- 
fore the Rev. War. (See under Freelove Jones Smith (4).) 

(4) BURNET MILLER, son of Eleazer (3) ; b. 3 Jan., 
1719; m., 1748, Elizabeth, dau. of John Hunting- and Clemence 
Parsons, widow of Henry Conkling (all of Easthampton). He 
removed to Dutchess Co. in 1777, but returned to N. Y. after the 

(12) MATTHIAS BURNET MILLER, son of Burnet 
(4) ; b. 15 Oct., 1749, at Easthampton, L. I.; m. Phoebe, dau. of 
Judge Isaac Smith, of Dutchess Co., and Margaret Piatt, 9 March, 
1777. He d. in N. Y. City, 2 Feb., 1792. 

( 13) MORRIS SMITH MILLER, son of Matthias B. ( 12) ; 
b. 1779, d. 16 Nov., 1824. Lived at Utica, N. Y. M., 1804, 
Maria, dau. of John Rutger Bleecker and Catharine Elmendorf, of 
Esopus. Issue : 

14. Rutger Bleecker. b. 18 July. 1805; m. Mary Seymour, 

28 July. 1828. dau. of Henry (brother of the Gov.). 

15. Genl. Morris Smith (U. S. A.) ; m. Jane, dau. of Genl. 

Alexander Macomb, U. S. A. 


i6. Sarah, m. Edward S. Brayton, of Utica, 

17. Charles Dudley, m. Elizabeth, dau. of the Abolitionist, 

Gerrit Smith, of Peterborough. 

18. John Bleecker, b. 1820, m. 26 Dec, 1850, Cornelia, dau. 

of Hon. Samuel W. Jones (V. 13). 


(i) DR. CHARLES PETERS, of Hempstead, L. I.; will 
17 Feb., 1731, prob. 3 April, 1733 ; m. Mary, dau. of George Hew- 
lett. Issue : 

+2. Dr. Charles, d. 1766. 

3. Mary, m. by license, 8 April, 1736, Richard Titus, son of 
Peter and his wife Martha, dau. of Col. John Jackson. 
4-4. Valentine Hewlett. 
-|-4a. George, b. 1726. 

(2) DR. CHARLES PETERS, son of Dr. Charles (i) ; b. 
about 1710; d. 1766; m. 22 May, 1736, Jeane Denton. M. 2d, 
1759, Rachel Latham, who survived him and married as her 2d 
husband, John Symonson. Issue: 

5. Charles, bapt. 1739. 

6. Jane, m. Samuel Skidmore. 

7. Mary, m. 1761, James Willis. 

8. Susannah, m. 1776, George Hewlett, son of Benjamin. 

9. Charity, b. 25 Aug., 1756; d. 9 Jan., 1836; m. 13 July, 

1777 (as her first husband), Lawrence Hewlett. 

10. And other children. 

Charles (i), b. in Perth Amboy, N. J., 10 Aug., 1716; d. at 
Hempstead, L. I., 6 Oct., 1786; m. Ruth, b. 18 Nov., 1720; d. 14 
Aug., 1783. Issue: 

11. Miriam, b. 18 April, 1742; d. 1786; m. Adam, son of Rev. 

Saml. Seabury. 

12. Rebecca, b. 17 Nov., 1748; m. 1767, Jacob Smith (See 

Peter's Gene., p. 48). 


13. Sarah, b. 16 Dec, 1751 ; m. 29 Dec, 1767, Wm. Tredwell 

(M. D.), son of Col. Benjamin and Sarah Allen. 

14. Catharine, b. 25 Feb., 1756; m. 10 July, 1770, Jacob 


15. And other children. 

(4a) GEORGE PETERS, son of Dr. Charles (i); b. at 
Hempstead, L. I., 13 April, 1726; d. in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess 
Co., 1782; m. 23 July, 1749, Sarah, b. 31 Oct., 1732, dau. of Abel 
Smith and Ruth Jackson, dau. of Samuel Jackson. Issue : 

16. Jerusha, b. 1756; m. Jesse Oakley, of Huntington, L. I. 
And other children. 


(i) ROBERT TITUS, b. in Eng., 1600; settled on L. I. 
probably first at Huntington, in 1654 ; m. in Eng., Hannah, b. 1604, 
d. 1769, Issue: 

2. John. 
+3. Edmond. 

4. Samuel, settled in Huntington, L. I. 

5. Susannah. 
+6. Abial. 

7. Content, of Huntington, L. T. 

(3) EDMOND TITUS, son of Robert (i); b. 1630, d. 
1715; m., 1655, Martha, dau. of Wm. Washburne. Issue: 

8. Samuel. 

9. Phebe, m. ist, Samuel Scudder ; m. 2d, Robert Field. 

10. Martha. 

11. Mar>'. m. William Willis. 

12. Hannah. 

13. Jane. 
+ 14. John. 

15. Peter. 

16. Silas. 


17. Patience. 

18. Temperance. 

(6) ABIAL TITUS, son of Robert (i) ; b. 1640; d. in Hunt- 
ington, L. I. ; m. Mary, dau. of Scudder. Issue : 

19. Mary, b. 1673. 

20. Rebecca, b. 1676, and others. 

(14) JOHN TITUS, son of Edmond (3) ; m., 1695, Sarah, 
dau. of Henry and Mary Willis. Issue: 

21. Mary, b. 1696. 
-\-22. John, b. 1698. 

23. Sarah, b. 1708; m. (as her 2d husband), Isaac Doty. 
And other children. 

(22) JOHN TITUS, son of John (14) ; b. 1698, d. 1757; 
m. Sarah, d. 1753, dau. of George Pearsoll. Issue: 

24. Mary, b. 1724; m. 1751, John, son of Jas. Mott. 
And other children. 

(15) PETER TITUS, son of Edmond (3) ; b. 1674, d. 23 
of 10 mo., 1753 ; m. Martha, d. 10 of 12 mo., 1753, dau. of Col. 
John Jackson. Issue: 

25. James, m. Jane Seaman. 

26. John. 

+27. Richard, m. Mary, dau. of Dr. Chas. Peters (i), 

28. Elizabeth, m. Henry Townsend. 

29. Peter, m. Mary Scudder. 

30. Robert. 

{27) RICHARD TITUS, son of Peter (15) ; m. by lie, 8 
April, 1736, Mary. dau. of Dr. Charles Peters (i). Issue: 

31. Charles P. 
+32. Peter. 

33. Mary. 

34. Zipporah. 


(32) PETER TITUS, son of Richard (27); m. by lie, 3 
Jan., 1761, Elizabeth Mudge. Issue: 

35. Mary, m. Leonard Seaman. 
26. Sarah, m. Oliver Hewlett. 
37. Phebe, m. Jacob Carle. 
-(-38. Michael, m. Alice Hicks. 

39. Margaret, m. Whitehead Hicks. 

(38) MICHAEL TITUS, son of Peter (32); m. Alice 
Hicks. Issue : 

40. William H., m. Eliza Mott. 
And other children. 

(33) MARY TITUS, dau. of Richard {27) ; m. 20 Dec, 
1 76 1, Richard Townsend. Issue: 

41. Richard Townsend, m. by lie, 20 April, 1781, Mary Hew- 


42. Mary Townsend, m. Samuel Titus. 


^ (1) ROBERT COLES, b. in Eng., came to New England, 
1630, and d. before 1656. In 1632 was member of the first rep- 
resentative body from Roxbury, Mass. He removed to R. I. and 
is said to have died in 165 1 at Providence, where an order of the 
court was issued for the distribution of his estate. His wife Mary 
survived him, and removed with her 2d husband, Matthias Har- 
vey, to Oyster Bay, L. I. Issue : 

2. John, d. 1676; m. Ann. 
+3. Daniel, d. 1692; m. Maer Gorton (prob. Martha). 
4-4. Nathaniel, b. 1640 ; m. 1677, Martha Jackson. 
-I-5. Robert, d. 1715; m. 1670, Mercy, dau. Nicholas Wright. 

6. Ann, m. Henry Townsend.* 

7. Elizabeth, m. John Townsend.* 

*Gene. of Coles Family, by F. T. Coles, states that Henry and John 
Townsend were sons of Thos., of Lynn, Mass., and that they settled in 
Oyster Bay, L. I. 


8. Deliverance, m. Richard Townsend. 

9. Sarah, m. Capt. Thomas Townsend. 

Authority for Nos. 2-8, Austin's Gene. Diet. R. I. 
Authority for No. 9, MSS. of Geo. W. Cocks, Glen Cove, L. I. 

Mary, his wife, was prob. a dau. of Rev. Sampson Hauxhurst, 
Vicar of Nuneaton, Eng. She d. 2 Nov., 1684 (MSS. G. W. 
Cocks), and was prob. a sister of Christopher Hauxhurst, of O. 

(2) JOHN COLES, son of Robert (i) ; m. Ann , who 

survived him and m. about 1683 Wm. Lynes. Will in her favor. 
Release to her son Solomon in 1683. 

J (3) DANIEL COLES, son of Robert (i); b. 1642, d. 9 
Nov., 1692; m,, according to Austin, Mahershallalhasbaz (prob. 
Martha), dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth Gorton, of R. I. Set- 
tled in Oyster Bay, L. L Issue: 

ID. Samuel. 

II. Benjamin. 

-f-i2. Joseph. 

13. Susannah. 

14. Anne. 

15. Mary. 

16. Dinah. 

17. Sarah. 

His will (Lib. B, p. 289 Conveyances, Oyster Bay) names be- 
sides children as above, sons-in-law Ichabod Hopkins and Derrick 
Albertson, and gr. son Samuel. 

1693, Sept. 12, instrument executed to children: Sarah Hop- 
kins, Susannah Latting, Ann Coles, Josiah Latting, Mary Down- 
ing and Benj. and Jos. Coles, by Martha L. H. Coles (prob. his 

(4) NATHANIEL COLES, son of Robert (i) ; b. 1640; 
d. about 1712, in Oyster Bay, L. I. ; m. ist, 30 Aug., 1667, Martha 


Jackson, dau. of Robert.! She d. 17 Dec, 1668; m. 2d, Deborah 

(See under Hauxhurst Family, N. Y. G. & Biog. Rec., July, 
1901, p. 174.) 

(5) ROBERT COLES, son of Robert (i) ; d. 16 April, 
1715: m. T May, 1670, Mercy, d. 21 Oct., 1708, probably dau. of 
Nicholas Wright. Issue: 

+ 18. Nathan, b. 18 March, 1672; m. Rachel, dau. of 


19. Tamar, b. 18 May, 1673 ; m. 1690, Nathaniel Carpenter. 
19a. Dorcas, b. 15 May, 1675. 

20. Robert, b. 9 April, 1677; d. 12 June, 1703. 
20a. John, b. 15 Nov., 1678. 

20b. Charles, b. 4 March, 1679. 

20c. Freegift, b. 1682; d. 1683. 

2od. Mary, b. 30 March, 1686 ; m. Wm. Thorneycraft. 

2oe. Mercy, m. Wm. Carpenter. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

1689, Feb. 19, he was comm. by Gov. Leisler as Capt. of a Co. 
of Foot of Oyster Bay. (Rept. N. Y. State Historian, Vol. i, 

p. 409-) 

Will. 17 March, 1689, naming wife Mercy, cousin John Town- 
send, mv sister Ann's son, and my cousin Nathaniel Coles, my 
brother's son. Codicil 27 July. 1712, sons Nathan and John, execs. 

(12) JOSEPH COLES, of Mosquito Cove, L. L, son of 
Daniel (3) ; b. 1675, d. 20 May, 1767. ae. 92, at Glen Cove, L. L; 
m. Temperance, dau. of David Valentine or Derrick Albertson.* 

21. Caleb. 

22. Albert. 

23. Joseph. 
+24. Daniel. 

tSee American Ancestry, Vol. 10, p. 83. 

*Jos. Coles (12), will prob. 5 Jan.. 1769; ex. his bro.-in-law, Derrick 

Albertson. r /- 1 1 a 

Munsell's Am. Ancestry says he m. Elizabeth, dau. of Caleb and 

Elizabeth Wright. 


25. Anna, m. John Weeks. 

26. Jemima, m. Rushmore. 

26a. Phebe. 

26b. Amelia. 

26c. Derrick. 

26d. William. 

26e. Benjamin. 

26f. Rachel, m. Wm. Hopkins. 

See under David Valentine (supra), who names his gr. dau., 
Phebe Coles. 

Will, 5 Aug., 1768; prob. 5 Jan., 1769; ex. his bro. -in-law. 
Derrick Albertson, and friend Jacob Albertson. 

(18) NATHAN COLES, son of Robert (5) ; b. 18 March, 

1672; m. 21 Feb., 1691, Rachel, b. 12 April, 1672, dau. of 

Hopkins. Issue : 

26a. Anne, b. 3 Dec, 1692; m. Saml. Cheeseman, of West. 

Co. (Will 1722.) 
26b. Charity, b. i Sept., 1695 ; m. David Valentine. 
26c. Deborah, b. 10 Jan., 1697; m. Benj. Carpenter. 
26d. Content, b. 25 April, 1700. 
26e. Rachel, b. 15 Jan., 1703. 

26f. Martha, b. 4 Nov., 1706 ; m. 4 April, 1726, John Latting. 
26g. A dau., prob. m. Jos. Horton. 
26h. A dau., prob. m, Wm. Mudge, gr. son of Coles Mudge. 

(24) DANIEL COLES, son of Joseph (12); b. 1713; d. 
24 Oct., 1804, ^t Cedar Swamp, L. I. ; m. Ann, dau. of Benjamin 
Carpenter and his wife Mercy, dau. of Robert Coles (5).t Issue: 

-I-27. Jacob, b. 3 March, 1743 ; m. Sarah, dau. of Daniel Cock. 
+28. Isaac, b. 6 Nov., 1746; m. Keziah, dau. of Henry Whit- 

(27) JACOB COLES, son of Daniel (24) ; b. 3 March, 
1743 ; d. 3 June, 1808. Lived at Duck Pond, near Glen Cove, L. 
I. M. prob. 1765, Sarah, dau. of Daniel Cock, of Duck Pond. 

fCarpenter Genealogy. 


She b. 6 of 3 mo,, 1748; d. 18 of 9 mo., 1798. (See Cock family.) 

30. Sarah, b. 18 of 9 mo., 1766; m. Isaac, son of Thomas 


31. Anne, b. 23 Augf., 1768; d. 22 April, 1855; m. Divine 

Hewlett (122). 
+32. Daniel C, b. 24 May, 1771 ; d. 27 Dec, 1827. 
-I-33. Amelia, b. 7 of 5 mo., 1773; d. 1799; m. Benjamin 

34. Loretta, b. 2 of 4 mo., 1775 ; d. 10 of i mo., 1802 ; m. 

Richard Kelsey. Issue: Loretta, b. 1800; d. 2 Dec, 

-(-35. Solomon, b. i of 5 mo., 1778; d. 31 of 10 mo., 1834. 

36. Jacob, b. 15 of 12 mo., 1780; d. 5 Sept., 1798. 

37. Ethelinda, b. 9 of 7 mo., 1782; m. Hewlett Townsend. 

38. Martha, b. 5 of 8 mo., 1784; m. William M. Hewlett. 

39. Phebe, b. 22 of 5 mo., 1792 ; d. 7 of 9 mo., 1793. 

40. Joshua, b. 21 of 4 mo., 1794; d. 28 of 8 mo., 1798. 

(28) ISAAC COLES, son of Daniel (24) ; b. 6 Nov., 1748; 
d. 5 Dec, 1819; m. 5 March, 1777, Keziah, b. 1753, d. 6 July, 1788, 
dau. of Henry and Hannah (Powell) Whitson. Issue: 

-f-4i. Thomas, b. 11 April, 1782; d. 26 Jan., 1859. 

(32) DANIEL COCK COLES, son of Jacob (27); m. 
Eleanor, dau. of John Kashow, and niece of Margaret, wife of 
Samuel Mott. Issue: 

41a. Jacob, m. Matilda Bedell ; 2d, Lydia Simonson. 

41b. Silas ; unm. 

41C. Sarah, m. Henry Eldert. 

4id. John, m. Lydia Davis. 

4ie. Solomon ; unm. 

41 f. Joshua, m. Mary Jennings. 

4ig. Daniel, m. Mary Van Cott. 

4ih. Margaret, m. Thomas Clowes. 

4ii. Elizabeth, m. Auning Maubry. 

§Son of Silas and Rachel (Seaman) Hicks. 


(35) SOLOMON COLES, son of Jacob (27) ; b. i of 5 mo., 
1778; d. 31 of 10 mo., 1834; m. Phebe, dau. of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Jimerson) Travis. Lived at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. 
Issue : 

42. Sarah, m. Capt. Bunce. 

43. Ann, m. Valentine. 

44. Daughter, d. unm. 

45. Susan, m. Wm. H. Wood. 

(41) THOMAS COLES, son of Isaac (28); b. 11 April, 
1782; d. 26 Jan., 1859; m. 15 Nov., 1808, Amelia, b. 28 Sept., 
1789, d. April, 1878, dau. of Divine Hewlett. Issue: 

46. Isaac, b. 7 Jan., 1817; d. 3 Nov., 1897; m. 20 Nov., 1845, 

Mary, b. 1821, d. 5 June, 1895, dau. of Richard and 
Mary (Titus) Willets. Issue: Thomas H., Isaac R., 
Franklin A. and Oscar L. 

47. Sarah Amelia, m. Wm. W. Wood. 

48. William Hewlett, b. 1832 ; d. 2 March, 1900, 

(33) AMELIA COLES, dau. of Jacob (27) ; b. 7 of 5 mo., 
1773 ; m. 22 Feb., 1763, Benjamin, son of Silas and Rachel (Sea- 
man) Hicks. Issue: 

Sarah, m. Saml. Willets. 


COL. BENJAMIN TREDWELL, b. 1702; d. Sept., 1782; m. 
first, 25 Aug., 1727, Phebe, dau. of Epenetus Piatt, of Huntington, 
L. I. Issue: Benjamin, b. 11 May, 1735; d. 19 June, 1830. 

M. 2d, 6 Jan., 1739, Sarah Allen. Issue: William (M. D.), 
b. 19 Oct., 1744. 

BENJAMIN TREDWELL, son of Col. Benjamin, b. 11 May, 
1735; d. 19 June, 1830; m. 7 Dec, 1762, Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. 
Samuel Seabury, of Hempstead (sister of the Bishop). 

BENJAMIN TREDWELL, son Benjamin; b. 6 May, 1770; 


d. 16 Nov., 1855 ; m. 13 May, 1803, Rebecca, dau. of Richard 

TIMOTHY TREDWELL, son of Benjamin and Rebecca, b. 
25 Feb., 1848 ; m. 10 June, 1874, Anne M., dau. of Henry T. Hew- 
lett, of Great Neck, L. I. 

WILLI A^I TREDWELL (M. D.), son of Col. Benjamin 
and his 2d wife Sarah, was b. 19 Oct., 1744; d. 15 June, 1818; m. 
29 Dec, 1767, Sarah, b. 6 Dec, 1751 ; d. 12 May, 1806, dau. of 
Valentine Hewlett Peters. Issue: 

James (M. D.). 

Henry b. 6 March, 1771 ; d. 21 March, 1813; m. Sarah, dau. 

of Lawrence Hewlett. 
William, and others. 

SAMUEL TREDWELL, of Success, L. I.; m. by lie, 21 
Nov., 1764, Susannah, dau. of Benjamin Hewlett. Issue, as by 
his will, prob. 18 June. 1782: William, Elizabeth and Susannah. 

His will names as exs. his father-in-law, Benjamin Hewlett, 
his brother, Benjamin Tredwell, and his bro.-in-law, Uriah Piatt. 


(1) JAMES COCK came from Setauket, L. I., to Oyster 
Bay in 1662. Will, 23 July, 1699 : probate 10 of 11 mo., 1699 ; m. 
Sarah, d. 16 Oct., 1715. 

(Register of children in Friends Records, 20th St. Meeting 
House, N. Y. City. See N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec, about 1880.) 

(2) JOHN COCK, son of James (i) : b. 22 Nov., 1666; d. 

1716 Will, 1716; m. 1st, ; m. 2d, Dorothy, will, 31 Jan., 

1739, dau. of Richard and Elizabeth (Potter) Harcurt, of R. I. 

(3) DANIEL COCK, son of John (2) ; b. 5 Aug., 1699; 
will prob. 1778; m., 1748, Sarah, dau. of Thomas Rushmore* and 

♦Thomas Rushmore, at Hempstead, 1698. Issue: Ann, Martha, 
Thomas, John, Sarah. 1698 on Hempstead census list. 



wife Sarah ; m. 2d, 1765, Susannah, dau. of (prob.) Ogden, and 
had a dan. Sarah, who m. Jacob Coles (28). 

MSS. of G. W. Cocks states he m. 2d Susannah Prince, widow 
of Joseph Youngs, 


Crest: — An owl's head erased and a£frontee arg. ducally gorged or. 

Family tradition states that "George Hewlett, the first of his 
name in America, was a judge of the Court under Cromwell's 
Commonwealth who refused allegiance to Charles II. and fled to 
America with his four sons, Daniel, George, Lewis and John. 
They settled at Merrick, on the south side of L. 1., where Daniel, 
the eldest son, succeeded to the homestead and left five sons and 
three daughters. George settled on Great Neck, L. I., and left 
three sons and two daughters. Lewis settled on Cow Neck, and 
left two sons and five daughters, and John settled at Rockaway 
and left two sons and four daughters, and from this John are de- 
scended all the Hewletts of L. I." 

Another tradition recites that "George Hewlett came to L. I. 
with his brothers John and Lewis, and settled on Riker's Island, 
but were driven away by the Indians to L. I., where, excepting 
George, all died without issue." Thompson's L. I. states he "mar- 
ried the widow of Guisbert Riker," but of this we can find no 

There were many Hewletts in the New England Colonies at 
any early period. One Thomas went to Ipswich, Mass., with John 
Winthrop, Jr., in 1633. (Shurtliff's Mass. Hist. Reeds, i, p. 103). 
Another, one William, came to Virginia in 1635, ^ ^9^ from Lon- 
don. (Hotton's Original Lists.) 

In 1664 Gov. Wm. Coddington came from Rhode Island to 
Monmouth Co., N. J., bringing with him George Hulate, "then in 
his employ." Gov. Coddington returned to R. I., and Hulate 
became one of the early settlers of Monmouth Co., N. J. In 1675 
warrants were issued to the proprietors for the location of their 
lands, and George Hewlett and his wife's share was 240 acres, 
(Salter's Monmouth Co.) 

Austin's Gene. Dictionary of R. I. states that his wife was 


Mary, b. 1647, dau- of Robert Taylor of R. I. The N. J. Archives, 
Vol. I, p. 51, name him on 27 Feb., 1667, as then Hving in Nave- 
sink. By one account he had a dau. EHzabeth, who in 1694 m. 
Geo. Allen, of Shrewsbury. 

We cannot identify him as the first George Hewlett, of L. I., 
but believe him to be a near relative. 

An early Louis Hewlett (claimed by the compiler of the 
Peters Gene, to have been the ancestor of the Long Island fam- 
ily) came to New Amsterdam from Buckinghamshire, Eng. In 
1644 he was ordered by the Dutch to prove that one Jas. Bier was 
his servant. (Trans. Dutch MSS., Albany, Vol. IV., Part i, p. 
199.) On 15 Aug., 1646, he m. Helena Appelgate, widow of Thos. 
Farrington. (N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 6. p. 37. Reeds. New 
Amsterdam, Vol. i, p. 235.) This was his 2d wife. He m. 3d, 

1648 (according to Peters Gene., p. 9) Marwyn, of Eng., and 

had issue: Jane, m. Adam Mott ; John, Lewis and George, the 
latter of whom by the same authority is identified as the first 
George Hewlett, of Hempstead, L. I., who m. Mary Bayles. This 
we must regard as an error, as the first George of Hempstead was 
born in 1634 and could not have been a son of Louis, at least by his 
3d marriage. 

JENNE HULET, of Buckingham, Eng. (prob. dau. of Louis, 
above named), m. 28 July. 1647, Adam Maet (so spelled), mean- 
ing Mott of Essex, Eng. (N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 6, p. 37.) 
(See under Lieut. Adam Mott (i).) 

( I ) GEORGE HEWLETT, of Hempstead, L. I., ancestor of 
the Long Island Hewletts, b. 1634, d. 1722; m. 1680, Mary b. 1654 
d. 1733, dau. of John and Rebecca Bayles, of Jamaica, L. I. She 
is named in her father's will dated 18 Oct. 1682, Liber i, p. 451, 
N. Y. City. (See N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 4, p. 199.) 

He and his wife Mary were buried in the "Old Town Burying 
Ground" at Hempstead. Their headstones are simply marked 
G. H. 1722. M. H. 1733, ge. 78. 

In 1681 his wife, then giving her age as 2'] years, was witness 
in a lawsuit in Hempstead. (Hemp. Reeds., Vol. i, p. 373.) 

He first appears in the Hempstead Reeds, in 1^)57, and after 
held various local offices. In 171 5 he was in Capt. Joshua Cor- 


nell's Co. of Foot in Queens Co. (N. Y. State Hist. MSS., LX., 
p. 6i.) Issue: 

-\-2. George, d. about 1770 ; m. Hannah Smith. 
+3. John, d. 1717; m. Mary Smith. 

4. Mary, d. 1744; m. Dr. Chas. Peters. 
-I-5. Lewis, b. 1686. 

+6. Daniel, b. 1689; d. 1757; m. Sarah, b. 1697, dau. of Col. 
John Jackson (7) and Elizabeth Hallett. 

(2) GEORGE HEWLETT, son of George (i) ; d. about 
1770 ; m. Hannah Smith. (According Van Wyck family MSS., of 
Great Neck, L. L) Issue: 

+7. George, d. 1778; m. Hannah Emery. 
8. Hannah, b. 1712; d. 1798; m. John C. Toflfey, b. 1705, d. 
+9. Benjamin, b. 1715, d. 1782; m. I737(?)» Susannah, b. 
1717, d. 1802, dau. of Jonathan Whitehead and Sarah 
4-10. Joseph, d. 1777 ; m. Deborah, dau. of John Willets. 

11. Phebe, b. 1721 ; d. 1757; not married. 

12. Rebecca. 

13. Mary, b. 1725; d. 1804; m. Oct. 9, 1752, Joseph, b. 1731, 

d. 181 5, son of Joseph Kissam and Deborah White- 

1742 was Justice of the Peace. Will, 15 Sept., 1756, prob. 26 
June, 1770. Liber 27, p. 534, N. Y. City. 

(3) JOHN HEWLETT, son of George ( i ) ; b. before 1683 ; 
d. 1717-18 ; m. Mary Smith, who before or after was the wife of 
Jones, of N.J. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) Issue: 

+ 14. John, b. 1702, d. 1790; m. 1728, Hannah, b. 1697, d. 
1787, dau. of Col. John Jackson and Elizabeth Hallett. 
15. Mary, m. John Jones, of N. J. 

Tradition says he had two sons and four dauo. 

(5) LEWIS HEWLETT, son of George (i) ; b. 1686; m. 


first, 1710, Grace, b. 1686, dau. of Saml. Hallett; m. 2d, Hannah, 
b. 1699, d. 1750, dau. of Daniel Kissam. Issue: 

-|-i6. Samuel, b. 1712; d. 1800; m. 19 Nov., 1775, Ruth, b. 
1751, d. 1837, dau. of William Willis and Mary Townscnd. 

17. Mary, b. 1713, d. 23 June, 1781 ; m. about 1744, Francis, 

b. 171 5, d. 1797, son of Francis Davenport and Martha 

18. Sarah, b. 1715; m. 8 April, 1740, Joshua Carman. 

+ 19. James, b. 1717, d. 1805; m. ist, Sarah, dau. of Adam 
Lawrence ; m. 2d, Oct. 25, 1772, Jemima, b. 173^ 
1741, dau. of Saml. Jackson and Mary Townsend. 

20. Phebe, b. 1719; m. 1761, John, b. 1715, d. 1790, son of 

Caleb Cornell. 

21. Ruth, b. 1721 ; m. Nov. 2, 1749, William Cornell, b. 1721, 

d. 1797, son of Caleb. 

22. Martha, b. 1723: m. 13 Feb., 1750, John Cornell, same 

who m. her sister Phebe (his 2d wife). 

23. Hannah, b. 1725; m. 22 Oct., 1758, Joshua Cornell, b. 

1726, d. 1800. 

Lewis Hewlett (5) lived at the head of Cow Bay (now Man- 
hasset) on land lately owned by Henry T. Hewlett. 

(6) DANIEL HEWLETT, son of George (i) ; b. 1689, d. 
1757-8; m. Sarah, b. 1697, d. 1765, dau. of Col. John Jackson (7) 
and Elizabeth Hallett. Lived at Merrick, L. I. Issue: 

-t-24. Daniel, d. 1778; m. 1737, Elizabeth Dusenbury. 
25. Sarah, m. 19 Feb., 1738, Timothy Townsend, son of 

+26. George, b. 1723 ( ?), d. 1787; m. 13 Jan., 1754, Elizabeth, 

b. 1724, d. 1794, dau. of Thos. Williams and his first 

4-27. Richard (the Colonel), b. 1729, d. 1789; m. 1753, Mary, 

b. 1734, d. 1 81 9, dau. of John Townsend and Phebe 

-■-28. Stephen (the Capt.), b. 1734, d. 1809; "i- 1761, Hannah 

Hewlett, dau. of James and Sarah. 
29. Jemima, b. 1738, d. 1821 ; m. 12 Nov., 1766. Capt. Ben- 
jamin Hewlett, b. 1739, d. 1829, son of Benjamin. 


30. Mary, in. April 9, 1761, William, son of Israel Horsfield. 
+31. John, d. 1797; m. 1766, Anne, b. 1737, d. 1799, dau. of 
Justice John Jackson ( 16) and Kezia Alott. 

Will, 5 Aug., 1757 ; prob. 3 April, 1758. (Liber 20, p. 498, N. 
Y. City.) 

Sarah (his widow), will 20 June, 1765; prob, 29 Oct., 1765. 

(7) GEORGE HEWLETT, son of George (2) ; d. 1778 ; m. 
Hannah Emery. Issue: 

+32. William, b. 1744, d. 1781 ; m. 1762, Phebe Kirby. 
-I-33. Richard, b. 1746, d. 1794; m. 6 April, 1778, Martha Car- 
man, b. 1752, d. 1835. 

34. Emery, b. 1754; m. Mary Baker. 

35. Hannah, b. 1755-8; d. 1821-4; m. 4 March, 1778, Richard 

Hewlett, son of Col. Richard and Mary Townsend. 

Will, 12 Feb., 1778; prob. 10 Nov., 1778. 

(9) BENJAMIN HEWLETT, son of George (2) ; b. 171 5. 
d. 1782; ni. 1738, Susannah Whitehead, b. 1717, d. 1802. Issue: 

+36. Benjamm (the Capt.), b. 1738, d. 18 Aug., 1829; m. 1766, 
Jemima, b. 1738, d. 3 Feb., 182 1, dau. of Daniel Hew- 
lett and Sarah Jackson. 

-i-37. George, b. 1740, d. 1824; m. 1766, Susannah, b. 1748, d. 
1806, dau. of Dr. Chas. Peters and Jeane Denton. 

38. John. 

39. Rebecca, bapt. i May, 1743; m. 1764, John Mitchell. 

40. Susannah, b. 1744, d. 1808; m. ist, Saml. Treadwell ; m. 

2d, Daniel Stevenson. 

41. Deborah, bapt. 1748; m. 6 Dec, 1785, Saml. Wooley. 

42. Hannah, b. 1752, d. 1809; unm. 

43. Jane, b. 1754; m., 1793, John Mitchell. 

44. Sarah, bapt. 1764; m.. 1807, Richard Townsend, son of 

Timothy and Sarah Hewlett.* 

Will, 13 Aug., 1782: prob. 3 Oct., 1782. 

*Richard Townsend m. ist, 1775, Deborah Underbill; m. 2d, 1781, 
Mary, dau. of Geo. Hewlett; m. 3d, 1807, Sarah, dau. of Benj. Hewlett. 


(10) JOSEPH HEWLETT, son of George (2) ; d. 20 Oct., 
1777 ; m. Deborah, dau. of John Willets. Lived at Great Neck, 
L. I. Issue : 

45. Siisannali, b. lO Nov., 1761 ; d. i March, 1773. 
4-46. Lawrence, b. 1750, d. 17 Feb., 1790; m., 1777, Charity, 
dau. of Dr. Charles Peters. 

47. EHzabcth : m. 20 Feb., 1774. Newberry Davenport, son of 

Francis and Mary Hewlett. 

48. Helena ; ni. 1772, John Boyd. 

Will, 28 Sept., 1777 ; pi"ob. 7 Nov., 1777. 

(14) JOHN HEWLETT, of East Woods (now Wood- 
bury), L. L, son of John (3) ; b. 1702, d. 5 March, 1790; m. 3 
Sept.. 1728, Hannah, b. 1697, d. 3 March, 1787, dau. of Col. John 
Jackson and Elizabeth Hallett. Issue : 

+49. John (Esq.) b. 16 Feb., 1731 ; d. 4 April, 1812; m. 29 
June, 175 1, Sarah, b. 27 March, 1736; d. 9 Sept., 1808, 
dau. of Ruemourn Townsend. 
50. Hannah, b. 26 April, 1734; d. 16 May, 1808; m. 3 Sept., 
1766, Samuel, b. 15 Aug., 1739; d. 5 Nov., 1810, son of 
Barent Van Wyck. 

+51. Charles (the Capt.), b. 2 Aug., 1742; d. 18 Jan., 1801 ; 
m., 1770, Martha, b. 24 Nov., 1748; d. 18 June, 1829, 
dau. of Francis Davenport and Mary Hewlett. 

52. Mary, b. 16 June, 1737 ; d. 23 Oct., 1771 ; m. i Nov., 1767, 

Jacques Cortelyou, son of Peter and Agnes De Hart. 

53. Martha, b. 1745, d. 1808; m. 20 Dec, 1773, Benjamin, b. 

1 753) son of Joseph Kissam and Mary Hewlett. 

54. Elizabeth, bapt. 20 May, 1736; m. Thos. Valentine. 
54a. Ruth, bapt. 20 May, 1736. (N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 

9, p. 187.) 

'775 Justice of the Peace. 

He was buried in the family burying ground on his place, on a 
small hill called Mount Nebo. He was Superintendent of Forage 
on L. I. during the Rev. War, and one of the first orders issued 
by the British while in possession of N. Y. City was to John 
Hewlett, Esq.. of Long Island, by Commissary General James 
Christie, on Oct. 2, 1776, "to seize all the cattle of the Rebels who 


have left their habitations and bring them to me."' (See "The 
Market Book," p. 163. See also the New York Packet, 20 Feb., 

(16) SAMUEL HEWLETT, son of Lewis (5); b. 1712, 
d. 1800; m., 1775, Ruth, b. 1751, d. 1837, ^^^- o^ William Willis 
and Mary Townsend. Issue: 

55. Lewis S., b. 1776, d. 1846; m. ist, 1802, Hannah, b. 1777, 

d. 1812, dau. of Lieut, Danl. Hewlett and Mary Mott. 
M. 2d, 1817, Phebe, dau. of Archibald Cornell. 

56. Samuel, ist, b. 1777, d. 1781. 

57. Phebe, b. 1779, d. 22 June, 1863; "^v 1819, Walter Jones 

(HI. 13), his 2d wife, son of William (II. 7). 

58. James, b. 1780, d, 1805. 

59. Samuel, 2d, b. 1782; m., 1822, Mary V. W., dau. of Isaac 

Hewlett and Rhoda Van Wyck. 

60. William H., b. 1784, d. 1866; m. ist, 1812, Martha, dau. 

of Thos. Thorne; m. 2d, 1852, Susan Armstrong. 

(19) JAMES HEWLETT, son of Lewis (5) : b. 1717, d. 
1805 ; m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of Adam Lawrence. Issue: 

61. Hannah, b. 1741, d. 1800; m., 1761, Capt. Stephen Hew- 

lett, b. 1734. 

62. Katharine, bapt. 1745, d. infancy. 

M. 2d, 25 Oct., 1772, Jemima Jackson, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary Townsend. No issue. 

(24) DANIEL HEWLETT, son of Daniel (6); d. 1778; 
m., 1737, Elizabeth Dusenbury. Issue: 

63. Jane, m. 1760, Benj. Creed. 

64. Daniel (the Lieut), d. 1816; m. 22 Jan., 1769, Mary 

Mott, b. 1744, d. 1804. 

65. Elizabeth, m. 28 Dec, 1766, Adam Mott. 

66. William, m. 16 June, 1769, Elizabeth Dusenbury. 

67. John, b. 1765, d. 1843 ; m., 1790, Martha Denton, b. 1772, 

d. 1841. 

(26) GEORGE HEWLETT, son of Daniel (6) ; b. 1723, 


bapt. 7 June, 1733, d. 1787; m. ist, 1754, Elizabeth, b. 1724, d. 
1794, dau. of Thos. Williams. Issue: 

68. Anne, b. 1755, d. 1824; m., 1774, Hewlett Townsend, son 

of Timothy and Sarah Hewlett. 

69. Mary,* b. 1758, d. 1805 ; m., 1781, Richard Townsend, 

son of Timothy. 

70. George, b. 1763; d. 1847; m. ist, Jane, dau. of Valentine 

Williams; m. 2d, 1825, Phoebe (Hewlett) Jones, b. 
1774, d. 1841, widow of Townsend Jones, and dau. 
of Capt. Chas. Hewlett (no issue). 

(^2-]) RICHARD HEWLETT (the Colonel), son of Dan- 
iel (6) ; b. I Nov., 1729; d. 1789; m., 1753, Mary Townsend, b. 
1734, d. 1819, dau. of John and Phebe Carman. Issue: 

71. Phoebe, b. 1754, d. 1793; m., 1774, Jacob Hicks, son of 


72. Richard, b. 1755, d. 1836; m., 1778, Hannah Hewlett, 

dau. of George. 

73. Thomas (Capt.), d. 1780; unm. 

74. Mary, b. 1785, d. 1831 ; m., 1777, Stephen Hicks, son of 


75. Jane, b. 1761, d. 1826; m. 9 Nov., 1777, Samuel Cornell, 

son of William, and Mary Mott, his wife. 

76. Oliver, b. 1762, d. 1833; m., 1786, Sarah, dau. of Peter 

']']. Ruth, m., 1785, Richard Townsend, son of Richard and 

78. Sarah, m. John Van Nostrand. 

79. Hannah, m. ist, 1785, Geo. Watts ; 2d, Peter Henderson. 

80. Charlotte, b. 1770. d. 1794; m. Thos., son of John Leon- 

8t. Joseph, b. 1772, d. 1821 ; m. Clarissa, dau. of Ephraim 
Lived at East Rockaway, L. I., and died in Gagetown, New 

(28) CAPT. STEPHEN HEWLETT, son of Daniel (6) ; 

♦Mary was 2d wife of Richard Townsend. He was a son of Richard 
and Mary Titus. (Bunker 125.) 


b. 1734, d. 1839; m., 1761, Hannah Hewlett, dau. of James and 
Sarah. She b. 1744, d. 1803. 

(31) JOHN HEWLETT, son of Daniel (6), bapt. 7 June, 
1733 ; d. 1797 ; m., 24 Aug., 1766, Anne Jackson, b. 1737, d. 1799, 
dau. of John and Kezia (Mott). (N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 
XHL, p. 141.) Issue: 

82. Daniel, b. 1767, d. 1809. 

83. Sarah, b. 1768, d. 1799; m., 1797, Jacob Seaman, son of 


84. Hannah, b. 1770; m., 1791, Hermones Lott. 

85. Jemima, b. 1771, d. 1797. 

86. Nancy, b. 1773, d. i860. 

87. John J., b. 1776, d. 1862; m. ist, Elizabeth Hewlett; m. 

2d, Jane Hewlett ; m. 3d, Jemima Hewlett, daus. of 
Wm. and Elizabeth Hewlett. 

88. Stephen, b. 1778, d. 1803. 

89. George, b, 1780, d. 1803. 

(32) WILLIAM HEWLETT, son of George (7) ; b. 1744, 
d. 1781 ; m., 1762, Phoebe Kirby. Issue: 

90. Isaac, m. Anne Wheaton. 

91. Samuel, m. Charlotte Kipp, dau. of James. 

92. Rosannah. 

93. Phoebe. 

94. Hannah, m. Benjamin H. Hewlett, son of George and 


Removed to Westchester Co. 

(33)RICHARD HEWLETT, son of George (7), b. 1746, d. 
1794; m., 1778, Martha Carman, b. 1772, d. 1835. Issue: 

95. James. 

96. Rebecca, b. 1779, d. 1852; m., 1804, Dr. Benjamin Tread- 


97. Mary. 

98. Richard, b. 1788, d. 1857; unm. 

(36) BENJAMIN HEWLETT (CAPT.), son of Benjamin 


(9): b. 1738, cJ. 18 Aug.. 1829; m., 1766, Jemima Hewlett, b. 
1738, d. 3 Feb., 1821, dau. of Daniel. Issue: 

99. Stephen, b. 1767, d. 1849; m., 1788, Mary, dau. of Thos. 

100. Lewis, b. 1769, d. 7 Aug., 1832; m., 1793, Jemima Bird- 
sail, dau. of Samuel. 

loi. Benjamin, b. 4 July, 1772; d. 2 Feb., 1846; m., 1799, 
Mary Sands, b. 1776, d. 10 Aug., 1831. 

T02. James, b. 6 May, 1775 ; d. 21 Dec, 1844; ""m. 

103. Whitehead D.. b. 1779. d. i Sept.. 1817. (Called Daniel.) 

(37) GEORGE HEWLETT, son of Benjamin (9) ; b. 1740, 
d. 19 June, 1824; m., license, 1766, Susannah, b. 1748, d. 11 Jan., 
1806, dau. of Dr. Chas. Peters and Jane (Denton). Issue: 

104. Jane. b. 1769, d. 1794; m., 1789, Wm. Mitchell, b. 1761. 

105. Susannah, b. 1772, d. 22 Aug., 1780. 

106. George, m. Rebecca Wooley, dau. of Joseph, and had 

son George. 

107. Charles P., b. 1778, d. 1791. 

+ 108. Whitehead, b. 1784, d. 1845; "i. ist, Hannah Hewlett, 
dau. of William and Phebe ; m. 2d, 1831, Maria T. 
Mitchell. No. issue. 
109. Mary. b. 1785, d. 185 1. 
-(-109a. Benjamin. 

(46) LAW^RENCE HEWLETT, of Great Neck. L. I., son 
of Joseph (10); b. 1750. d. 17 Feb.. 1790; m. 13 July, 1777, 
Charity, b. 25 Aug., 1756, d. 9 Jan., 1836, dau. of Dr. Charles 
Peters and Jane Denton. Charity P. H. m. 2d, 1796, Philip 
Allen, Jr. Issue: 

+ 110. Sarah, b. 14 Jan., 1778; d. 20 July, 1817; m. Capt. Henry 
Treadwell, b. 1771, d. 1813. 

111. Joseph L., b. 1780, d. 1849: m. ist. 1800, Hannah, dau. 

of Thos. Wicks ; m. 2d, Elizabeth, dau. of Abraham 
Van Wyck. 

112. Elizabeth, b. 1782, d. 28 Sept.. 1783. 

113. Susannah, b. 1784, d. i860; m., 1804. Henry W. Thorne. 

114. John Willett, b. 1788, d. 31 July, 1793. 


114a. Henry Willett, b. 1786, d. 1793. 
114b. Charles, b. 1787. 

Will, 8 Jan., 1790; prob. 2 March, 1790. (Liber A, folio 68, 
Queens Co.) 

CHARITY (PETERS) HEWLETT, widow of Lawrence 
Hewlett (46) ; m. 2d, 20 Feb., 1796, Philip Allen, Jr. Issue: 

a. Charles P., b. 14 Sept., 1797. 

b. Sally M., b. 21 March, 1799; d. 11 May, 1836; m. 26 June, 

1816, Newbury Davenport, b. 1785, son of Newbury 
Davenport and Elizabeth Hewlett (47), son of Francis 
and Mary Hewlett (17). (New Eng. Hist. & Gene. 
Reg. IX., p. 146.) 

NEWBURY DAVENPORT, b. 1785, and Sally M. Allen, 
had issue several children, one of whom, Sally M., m. 14 Jan., 
1852, Cyrus Lawton, and had a dau., Anna Lawton, who m. 5 
June, 1882, Samuel Van Wyck Jones, of Huntington, L. I. 

(49) JOHN HEWLETT, ESQ., son of John (14) ; b. 17 
Feb., 1731 ; d. 4 April, 1812; m. 30 June, 1751, Sarah, b. 18 
March, 1736; d. 9 Sept., 1808, dau, of Ruemourn Townsend and 
Mary Allen. Issue: 

115. Townsend, d. in infancy. 

116. Mary, b. 11 May, 1756; d. 20 Aug., 1819; m., 1773 

(by license, 7 Jan., 1772), Isaac Youngs. 
-f-117. Townsend (Lieut.), b. 7 June, 1758; d. 6 Aug., 1832; 

m. I Feb., 1779, Margaret, b. 2 Aug., 1754; d. 21 

March, 1825, dau. of William Jones (11. 7). 
-|-ii8. Isaac, b. 28 March, 1760; d. 16 May, 1838; m. 24 Feb., 

1779, Rhoda, dau. of Capt. Abraham Van Wyck. 

119. Hannah, b. 4 Feb., 1762; d. 9 Dec, 1850; m. 3 May, 

1779, John Jones (III. 12), 

120. Sarah, ist. 

121. John, 1st, b. 1764, d. 1766. 

+ 122. Divine, b. 5 Feb., 1767; d. 23 Oct., 1846; m. 25 May, 
1786, Anne, b. 1768, d. 1855, dau. of Jacob Coles. 
123. Sarah, 2d, b. 28 June, 1769; d. 14 June, 1772. 


124. Elizabeth, b. 15 March, 1771 ; d. 8 Dec, 1816; m. 9 

May, 1785, Samuel Jones (IV. 10) (his first wife), 
son of William (III. 9). 

125. Martha, b. 30 June, 1773 ; d, 8 June, 1781. 

-(-126. John, 2d, b. 3 Dec, 1775 ; d. 13 April, 1812; m. 31 Oct., 
1797, Mary, b. 18 May, 1782; d. 18 July, 1848, dau. 
of Capt. Chas. Hewlett. 

Will, 14 Aug.. 181 1 ; prob. 8 April, 1812. Liber C, p. 202, 
Queens Co. 

Resided at Woodbury where his gr. son, John J. Hewlett, 
afterwards lived. 

Some account of him under John Jones (III. 12). 

Following the record of the marriage of John Hewlett (49) 
and Sarah Townsend in the family Bible of John Hewlett ( 14) , is 
this memorandum: 

First God hath endowed her with virtue. 

Her fortune given by her father £1,040 

By her mother 500 

By her stepfather Moyles 460 

By heirship from her cousin, Noah Townsend. . . 1,000 


(51) CHARLES HEWLETT (CAPT.), son of John (14) ; 
b. 27 Aug., 1742 ; d. 18 June, 1801 ; m. 1770. Martha Davenport. 
b. 2 Jan., 1748 ; d. 18 June, 1829, dau. of Francis and Mary (Hew- 
lett). Issue: 

127. Lewis, b. 4 Dec, 1770; d. i Sept., 1856; m., 1793, Eliz- 

abeth, b. 28 Oct., 1768; d. 2 June, 1838, dau. of Henry 

128. John C, b. 23 April, 1772; d. 10 Oct., 1827; m., 1804, 

Sarah, dau. of Divine Hewlett. 

129. Phoebe T., b. 23 Feb., 1774: d. 8 June. 1841 : m. ist, 

Townsend Jones; m. 2d. George Hewlett, b. 1763, 
son of George. 

130. Charles, b. 2 July. 1776; d. 1829: m. ist. 1807, Sarah 

Piatt, dau. of Benjamin ; m. 2d, Sarah Brush. 


131. Hannah, b. 22 Feb., 1780; d. 19 Jan., 1856; unm. 

132. Mary, b. 18 May, 1782; d. 18 July, 1848; m. 31 Oct., 

1797, John Hewlett (126), b. 1775, son of John. 

133. Henry, b. 19 April, 1784; d. 24 Oct., 1847; "^- 22 July, 

1824, Mary Harper. 

134. Frances, b. 31 Oct., 1786; d. 1856; m. Abitha Rhodes, 

b. 1774, d. 1850. 

135. Newberry, b. 31 May, 1789; d. 12 Jan., 1821 ; m. Celesta 

Hicks, dau. of John M. 
-I-136. Martha, b. 14 May, 1793 ; d. 28 April, 1852 ; unm. ; intd. 
Grace Church Yard, Jamaica, L. I. 

(108) WHITEHEAD HEWLETT, son of George (37) ; b. 
1784; d. 12 Oct., 1802; m. Mary Allen. Issue: 

136a. Sarah Maria, m. 30 Oct., 182 — , Joshua H. Van Wyck. 
136b. Susannah P., m. 17 Sept., 1826, Jas. H. Skidmore. 
136c. Jane, m. 21 Dec, 1831, Wm. W. Kissam, M. D. 
I36d. Mary Anne, m. 27 April, 1835, Jas. H. Skidmore. 

(109a) BENJAMIN HEWLETT, son of George (37) ; m. 
first, Hannah Hewlett ; m. 2d, Maria Mitchell. 

(no) SARAH HEWLETT, dau. of Lawrence (46) ; b. 14 
Jan., 1778; d. 20 July, 1817; m. Capt. Henry Tredwell, b. 1771, 
d. 1813. Issue: 

1366, Henry. 
i36f. James. 
I36g. Edward L., b. 1808, d. 1873; m., 1837, Sarah V. W. 

I36h. Nancy. 

(Ill) JOSEPH L. HEWLETT, son of Lawrence (46) ; b. 
12 July, 1780; d. 3 July, 1849; ^n- ist, 1800, Hannah, b. 1782, d. 
8 March, 1816, dau. of Thomas and Abigail Wicks. Issue : 

+ I36a. Joseph L., b. 4 Jan., 1809; d. 23 Dec, 1898 ; m. 20 Jan., 
1836, Mary T. Cornell. 
136b. Harriet W., b. i Nov., 1814; m. 23 May, 1838, Wm. N. 
Smith, son of Wm. M., of Gt. Neck. 


Thomas, b. and d. 1816. 

M. 2d, 1818, Elizabeth, b. 15 March, 1796; d. 29 Aug., 1875, 
dau. of Abraham and Zeruah Van Wyck. Issue: 

136c. Sarah V. W., b. 1820; m. Edward L., son of Henry 

I36d. Ehzabeth, b. 5 Oct., 1822; d. 26 Dec, 1833; unm. 
I36e. Mary, b. 1824; d. unm. 
I36f. Susan M,, b. 2 March, 1827; d. 29 May, 1900; m. 

Samuel W. Jones. 
i36g. Abraham V. W., b. 1829. 
I36h. Helen, b. 30 May, 1833 ; d. 14 June, 1849. 
136J. Josephine L., b. 1837, d. 1841 ; m. Van Wyck Wickes, 

Jr. Issue, 2 children. 
136k. Cyrus, b. 23 May, 1839; d. 14 Feb., 1841. 
+ 136I. George, b. 1841 ; m. Maria Livingston Wells. 

(117) LIEUT. TOWNSEND HEWLETT, son of John 
(49) ; b. 1758, d. 1832; m. i Feb., 1779, Margaret, b. 1754, d. 
1825, dau. of William Jones (11. 7). Issue: 

137. William Moyles, b. 1779, d. 1864; m., 1801, Martha, 

b. 1784, d. 1859, dau. of Jacob Coles. 

138. John J., b. 1781, d. 1868; m., 1804, Mary, b. 1783, d. 

1865, dau. of Townsend Willis. 

139. Sarah, ist, b. 1783, d. 1784. 

140. Phoebe, b. 1785, d. 1831. 

141. Mary, b. 1788. m., 1808, Jacamiah Allen. 

142. Sarah, 2d. b. 1789, m. ist, Walter Frost, b. 1775 ; m. 2d, 

Jacob Tilley, 

143. Hannah, b. 1793, d. 1845; unm. 

(118) ISAAC HEWLETT, son of John (49) ; b. 28 March,, 
1760: d. 16 May, 1838; m. 24 Feb., 1779, Rhoda, b. Sept. 11, 
1762 : d. 6 June, 1852, dau. of Capt. Abraham Van Wyck. Issue: 

144. Elizabeth, b. 8 Sept., 1780; d. 12 Nov., 1864; m. 11 

Feb., 1798, WiUiam H. Jones (IV. 25), son of John 
(IIL 12). 
+ 145. John V. W., b. 22 Feb., 1783; d. 15 Dec, 1863; m., 
1807, Mary, dau. of Peter Waters. 


146. Sarah V. W., b. 20 July, 1787; d. 16 April, 1871 ; unm. 

147. Isaac, b. II July, 1789; d. 15 Sept., 1856, at Omaha, 

Neb.; m. Juliana Lewis, b. 1791. 

148. Mary V, W., b. 14 May, 1793 ; m., 1822, Samuel, b. 1782, 

son of Samuel Hewlett. 
T49. Martha, b. 28 July, 1798; d. 13 March, i860; unm. Will, 

Lib. 7, p. 270, Suffolk Co. 
150. Abraham V. W., b. i May, 1800; d. 28 July, 1855. 
-)-i5i. Alfred J., b. 9 May, 1807; d. 5 Aug., 1889; m. i Dec, 
1840, Lydia Darling. 

152. Oliver, b. 25 April, 1802; d. 10 May, 1867; unm. 
152a. Van Wyck, b. 13 March, 1785 ; d. 15 Nov., 1790; unm. 
152b. Van Wyck, 2d, b. 14 May, 1790. (See Alfred J. Hew- 
lett's (151) Bible.) 

Lived at Cold Spring Hbr., on east side of the Lower Mill 
Pond. Some account of under John Jones (HL 12). 

Will, 3 April, 1838; prob. 13 Feb., 1839 (Liber H, p. 31, 
Suffolk Co.), calls himself of Huntington; names wife Rhoda, 
daus. Sarah and Martha, and sons Abraham, Oliver and Alfred. 

(122) DIVINE HEWLETT (the Judge), son of John 
(49) ; b. 5 Feb., 1767, d. 23 Oct., 1846; m., 25 May, 1786, Anne 
Coles, b. 23 Aug., 1768, d. 22 April, 1855, dau. of Jacob Coles 
and Sarah Cock.* Issue: 

153. Sarah, b. 22 Feb., 1788; d. 4 Sept., 1871 ; m. ist, 1804, 

John C. Hewlett, b. 1772, son of Capt. Charles ; m. 2d, 
183 1, Judge Singleton Mitchell. 

154. Amelia, b. 28 Sept., 1789; d. 7 April, 1878; m., 1808, 

Thomas Coles. 

155. Loretta, b. 25 June, 1791 ; d. 27 Feb., 1838: m., 1810, 

John H. Jones. 

156. Elizabeth, b. 22 Oct., 1792; d. 1870; m., 1818, Henry 


157. Martha, b. 16 March, 1795; d. 3 Mav, 1800. 

158. A son, b. 18 June, 1797; d. 15 July, 1797, ae. 28 days. 

159. Hannah, b. 17 Aug., 1798, d. 1884; m., 1819, Thomas, 

b. 1796, d. 1885, son of David Harrison. 

*Jacob Coles, b. 3 March, 1743; d. 3 June, 1808. Sarah Coles, b. 6 
March, 1748; d. 18 Sept., 1798. 


+ 160. Jacob C, b. 23 Sept., 1800; d. 28 Dec, 1879; m. 31 Dec, 

1828. Elizabeth H. Jones, daii. of John Jones (IV, 32). 
i6r. Phoebe, b. 5 May, 1803; d. 22 Feb., 1807. 

+ 162. John Divine, b. 30 Sept., 1805 ; d. 23 Nov., 1863 ; m. ist, 

1829, Jane P. Townsend, b. 1806, d. 1832, dan. of 
Hewlett Townsend and Ethehna Coles. M. 2d, 1833, 
Elizabeth T. Townsend, b. 181 1, d. 1841, sister of Jane 

163. William, b. 22 Aug., 1808; d. i860; unm. (Will, Liber 

7, p. 253, Sufifolk Co.) 

164. Margaret Ann, b. 16 June, 181 1 ; d. 1850; m., 1837, Ed- 

ward K. Bryar, b. 1814, d. 30 May, 1890, son of James. 
Some account of under John H. Jones (IV. 27). 

(126) JOHN HEWLETT, son of John (49), b. 3 Dec, 1775 ; 
d. 13 April, 1812; m. 31 Oct., 1797, Mary, b. 18 May, 1782; d. 
18 July, 1848, dau. of Capt. Charles Hewlett and Martha Daven- 
port. Issue : 

165. John, b. 25 June, 1799; d. 4 June, 1840. 

166. Charles, b. 13 Aug., 1801 ; d. 1874; m., 1839, Phoebe J. 

Jones, b. 13 Dec, 1795; d. 3- Jan., 1873, dau. of John 
Jones (III. 12). 
+ 167. Townsend, b. 21 Oct., 1803; m. Sarah Key. 
+ 168. Samuel, b. 10 June, 1806; d. 21 Sept., 1876; m. 21 Jan., 

1861, Catherine Key. 
+ 169. Divine, b. 10 June, 1809; d. 1881 ; unm. 

170. Martha, b. 21 March, 1812; d. 11 July, 1863; """''• 

Buried Grace Church Yard, Jamaica, L. I. 
i7aA. Catharine, prob. See under Divine Hewlett (169). 

( 136a) JOSEPPI LAWRENCE HEWLETT, son of Joseph 
L. (ill) ; b. 4 Jan., 1809; d. 23 Dec, 1898; m. 20 Jan., 1836. 
Mary Tredwell Cornell, of Gt. Neck. L. L, b. 26 Jan., 1820; d. 
23 Nov., 1899. Issue: 

170B. Mary E., b. 6 Aug., 1838; d. 21 Feb., 1840. 

17OC. Estelle, b. 30 March, 1845; "i- 16 June, 1869, Edward 

V. W. Rossiter. 
170D. Joseph L., b. 18 Jan., 1843; d. 19 Jan., 1843. 
17OE. Mary Cornell, b. 25 Nov., 1840; d. 6 Nov.. 1881. 



(136I) GEORGE HEWLETT, of Gt. Neck, son of Joseph 
L. (in) ; b. 1841 ; m. Maria L. Wells. Issue: 

170f. Grace. 
17oG. Josephine. 

Removed to Huntington, L. I. 

(i45j JOHN VAN WYCK HEWLETT, of Woodbury, L. 
1., son of Isaac (118) ; b. 22 Feb., 1783; d. 15 Dec, 1863; m. 
Mary, dau. of Peter Walters. She b. 3 Nov., 1786; d. 6 Feb., 
1849. Issue : 

170a. Louisa, b. 4 Sept., 1807; d. 22 May, 1863; m. Paul H. 
Borland, of Maryland, b. 8 Aug., 1802; d. 15 Feb., 

170b. Julia, b. 15 Feb., 1809; d. 17 July, 1886. 

1 70c. Susannah. 
4-i7od. Abraham V. W., m. Jane Withensbusy, b. 1816, d. 

i7oe. Marian, b. 15 Sept., 1812; d. 17 March, 1892. 
-f i7of. Edgar, d. 30 Sept., 1853, ae. 43, 5, 3. 

i7og. Ruth. 

i7oh. Elizabeth. 

(151) ALFRED J. HEWLETT, son of Isaac (118) ; b. 6 
May, 1807; d. 5 Aug., 1889; m. i Dec, 1840, Lydia Ann Darling, 
b. 9 Feb., 1813; d. 27 July, 1849. Issue: 

-f-i7oi. Jane Augusta, b. 6 Oct., 1841 ; m. 13 Aug., 1868, Jas. 
B. Simonson. 
170J. Alfred Alonzo, b. 6 Jan., 1846; d. 31 Oct., 1848. 
170k. William Divine, b. 8 April, 1848; d. 26 July, 1849. 
170I. Edgar. 

( i7oi) JANE AUGUSTA HEWLETT, and Jas. B. Simon- 
son (he b. 6 May, 1843), had issue: John H. Simonson, b. 24 Feb., 
1871. Jas. B. S. was son of Geo. Simonson, of Norwich, L. I-, 
and his wife Eliza, dau. of Chas. Peters, of Oyster Bay, and his 
wife, Catharine Doughty. 

( 160) JACOB C. HEWLETT, of Cold Spring Harbor, son 


of Divine (122) ; b. 23 Sept., 1800; d. 28 Dec, 1879; m. 31 Dec., 
1828, Elizabeth, b. 9 Dec., 1798; d. 13 Jan., 1869, dau. of John 
Jones (III. 12), and Hannah Hewlett. Issue: 

171. Mary Elizabeth, b. 2 July, 1831 ; d. 1901 ; m. Townsend 
Jones (V. 82). 
-)■ 172. John Divine, b. 3 Feb., 1834; d. 1903; m. ist, 1863, 
Harriet Augusta, b. 1827, d. 20 Sept., 1865, dau. of 
Thos. Harrison and widow of James Eraser ; m. 2d, 19 
June, 1872, Emma E. Labagh, dau. of Isaac Labagh. 
173. Sarah E., b. 6 July, 1836; m., 1856, William E. Jones 
4 174. Walter R., b. 30 Sept., 1839; m,, 1866, Henrietta Muhl. 

175. Phoebe A., b. 18 Feb., 1842; d. 27 March, 1870; m. 10 

Nov., 1868, John E. Chase. 

Some account of under John Jones (III. 12). 
Some account of under Elizabeth Jones (IV. 32). 
Elizabeth, his wife; will, 6 Feb., 1866; prob. 16 March, 1869. 
(Lib. 10, p. 183, Suffolk Co.) 

(162) JOHN DIVINE HEWLETT, son of Divine (122) ; 
b. 30 Sept., 1805 ; d. 1863 ; m. ist, 1829, Jane, b. 1806, d. 1832, 
dau. of Hewlett Townsend. Issue: 

176. Anna Jane, b. 183 1 ; m. William W. Wood. 

M. 2d, 1833, Elizabeth H. Townsend, b. 181 1, d. 1841, a sister 
of his first wife, Jane, Issue: 

177. Elizabeth, b. 1835 ; d, 1836. 

178. Emma. b. 1838. 

179. Edward T., b. 1839; d. 1897; m. Eliza Marriott. 

( 167) TOWNSEND HEWLETT, son of John ( 126) ; b. 2t 
Oct., 1803. Settled in the island of Abico, West Indies. M. Sarah 
Key, of that place. Issue : 

179a. John A., m. in the West Indies and returned to L. I., 
and settled at Plain Edge, near Farmingdale, with 
his wife and children. 

179b. Mary, m. Key. 


(i68) SAMUEL HEWLETT, son of John (126); b. 10 
June, 1806; d. 21 Sept., 1876; m. 21 Jan., 1861, Catharine Key, 
of Abico, West Indies, who survived him and m. again, Issue : 
179c. Charles N., b. 25 June, 1874; d. 9 Oct., 1876. 

(169) DIVINE HEWLETT, son of John (126); b. 10 
June, 1809; d. 1881. Will prob. 16 Jan., 1882 (Liber 15, p. 438, 
Suffolk Co.), naming following as legatees. He settled in South- 
ampton, L. I. : Nephew, John A. Hewlett (the son of my brother), 
and his children, nieces Elizabeth Sparks and her children ; Martha 
F. Key and her children, Mary Key, Jane Kates and Phoebe 
Saunders ; Solomon Divine Key, son of my niece, Martha F. 
Key, sister Catharine K. Worthington, Florence Key, dau. of my 
niece Martha F. Key, John A. Hewlett, son of my nephew, John 
A. Hewlett, and gr. son of my brother Townsend; Mary Key, 
dau. of my brother Townsend ; Hannah Ann Key. 

John V. W. (145); m. Jane Withensbury, b. 1816, d. 1892, of 
Conn. Issue: 

I79d. John. 

I79e. George. 

I79f. Walter R. 

I79g. Walter R., 2d. 

I79h. Susan L. ; m. Rev. John Faucett, Montclair, N. J. 

179!. Jennie V. W. 

179J. Fanny Cook. 

(I70f) EDGAR HEWLETT, son of John V. W. (145); 
b. 2y April, 1810; d. 30 Sept., 1853; m. Harriet, dau. of Richard 
CoUyer, of West Hills, L. I., uncle of Richard C. Collyer, of Wood- 
bury. Issue: 

179k. Sarah E. ; m. Dudley Velsor, son of Charles, of Cold 
Spring Hbr. He survived her and m. 2d, a dau. of 
John Nichols, of same place. 

179I. Mary W. ; m. Edward Bassett. 

179m. Julia E. ; m. Edgar Sammis. 

I79n. A dau., d. 1843. 


( 172) JOHN DIVINE HEWLETT, son of Jacob C. ( 160) ; 
b. 3 Feb., 1834; d. 1903; m. ist, 1863, Harriet Augusta, b. 1827, 
d. 20 Sept., 1865, dau. of Thomas Harrison and widow of James 
Fraser, Issue : 

1790. A child. 

M. 2d, 19 June, 1872, Emma E. Labagh, dau. of Isaac, by 
whom he had no issue. 

He was for many years connected with the Atlantic Mutual 
Ins. Co., of N. Y. City, being its 3d Vice President from 1864 to 
1875, when he retired to his place at Cold Spring Hbr., L. I. 
Vestryman of St. John's Church, and Warden. 

Jacob C. (160) ; b. 30 Sept., 1839; d- 4 Nov., 1904; m. 18 Sept., 
1866, Henrietta, b. 17 March, 1844, dau. of Louis Muhl, of 

Germany, and his wife, Smith. His wife Henrietta was a 

niece of Dr. Rudolph Fernau, who d. in Fulda, Germany. Issue : 

180. John Jacob, b. 26 June, 1867; d. 1870. 

181. Walter Jones, b. 13 Jan., 1869; twin. 

182. Thomas F., b. 13 Jan., 1869; d. 1870; twin. 

183. Phoebe E., b. 23 Jan., 187 1 ; m. 9 June, 1906, Joseph 

Hewlett Willets. 

184. Louis, b. 17 Nov., 1872. 

185. Frederick W., b. 20 July, 1875 ; d. 18 Feb., 1876. 

186. Robert, b. 27 May, 1877. 

187. Henrietta A., b. 10 May, 1880. 

188. Rudolph C, b. July, 1883. 

At the outbreak of the Civil War he organized a company 
of volunteers and entered the service as Capt. in the I02d Rcgt., 
Company C. He resigned on account of ill health and was hon- 
orably discharged on 27 Nov., 1862. The company was mustered 
into service 27 Nov., 1861, under the command of Col. Thos. 
Van Buren. Chas. E. Jayne, ist Lieut. ; Geo. T. Walters, 2i\ Lieut. 
(See Huntington Town Reeds. III., p. 529, pub. 1889.) 



JOHN TOFFEY, b. 1705, d. 1792; m. Hannah, b. 1712, d. 
1798, dau. of George Hewlett. Issue : 



Mary ; m. Jos. Wooley, of Poughkeepsie. 

Rebecca ; m. Jas. Hutchins, of Hempstead. 

Phoebe ; m. Thos. Pell, of West. Co. 

Sarah; m. Thos. Smith. 

Levine; m. Saml. Searing. 

Daniel, m. Phebe. 

DANIEL TOFFEY, son of John ; m. Phebe Hewlett (prob. 
a Kirby and widow of Hewlett) . Issue : 

Mary; m. Smith. 

Phebe ; m. Schenck. 

Hannah ; m. Isc. Hagner, and had son : Judge Henry Hagner, 
of Jamaica, L. I. ^ 

MARY TOFFEY, dau. of Daniel ; m. Smith, and had 

dau. Lavinia; m. 2d, John L. Riker. 

REBECCA TOFFEY, dau. of John; m. Jas. Hutchins, of 
Hempstead. She left a will dated 17 Sept., 1810; prob. 11 Feb., 
181 1 (C. P. 160, Queens Co.), naming sisters, Sarah Smith and 
Levina Pearsoll ; brother, George Toffey ; nephews, Richard and 
George Smith ; nieces, Rebecca Hewlett, and her son, Geo. Hew- 
lett, Hannah Underbill. Names Thos., son of Peter Underbill, 
and Thomas's mother, Hannah Underbill. Exs. Peter Underbill, 
of Oyster Bay; Benj. Hewlett, of Great Neck. 


ROBERT JACKSON, of Scrooby, Eng., was accused of being 
a Separatist, and on 15 Sept., 1607, he was imprisoned in the 
Guildhall along with Wm. Brewster and others. He later fol- 


lowed Brewster to New England. (Pilgrim Fathers in New 
England, J. Brown, D. D., p. 98-109.) 

(1) ROBERT JACKSON, of Hempstead, L. I., probably 
a near relative of' Robert, of Scrooby, settled in Stamford, Conn., 
in 1640^ but being dissatisfied with the franchises granted by the 
New Haven Colony, he and other colonists "left there and settled 
on land under the Dutch Government on the south side of Long 
Island." (Allison Family Gene., p. 249.) They settled at Hemp- 
stead, L. I., on land patented them by Gov. Kiefe on 16 Nov., 
1644. Land laid out to him there 29 Nov., 1658, and on 21 June, 
1671, he was chosen Constable. (Hemp. Reeds., Vol. i, p. 278.) 
He b. about 1620; d. 1684; m. Agnes, dau. of William and Jane 
Washburn. Will, 25 May, 1683, Liber A, p. 11, Queens Co. 
Conveyances. Issue : 

+2. John (Colonel), d. 1725. 

3. Samuel. 
+4. Sarah ; m. Nathaniel Moore. 
5. Martha, d. 1668, m., 1667, Nathnl., son of Robert Coles 

-f-6. Mary ; m. John Ferris, of Westchester Co. 

George W. Cocks, of Glen Cove, L. I., says Robert Jackson 
was b. 1620, and was son of John and his wife Sarah, dau. of 
Jas. Hubbard and Nannie Cooke. 

(2) COL. JOHN JACKSON, of Jerusalem, L. I., son of 
Robert (i) ; b. about 1645-50; d. 1725 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. 
John Seaman, and his first wife, dau. of John Strickland, of 
Hempstead, L. I. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) Will 26 Aug., 1724; 
prob. 6 Dec, 1725. (Liber 10, p. 106, N. Y. City.) Issue: 

+7. John (Colonel) ; b. about 1692; d. 1743. 

-f-S. James. 

-f-9. Samuel, b. 1684. 

+ 10. Martha; m. Peter Titus, son of Edmond. (N. Y. Gene. 

& Biog. Rec. 12, p. 94.) 

-f-ii. Elizabeth; m. Charles Doughty (his will 30 May, 1733). 

-f-i2. Hannah; m. Richard Seaman, 

13. Mary; m. Jacomiah Scott (issue 4 daughters). 


14. Sarah ; m. Joshua Barnes. 

15. Richard. 

His will recites that his dau, Martha had a dau. Elizabeth, 
and his dau. Mary Scott was then deceased. 

Sheriff, 1691-1695 (Cal. N. Y. Hist. MSS., p. 213). Member 
of Assembly, 1693-1700. Judge, Queens Co., 1685. (Cal. N. Y. 
Hist. MSS., p. 141.) Lieut. Col. Queens Co., 1700. (Rept. N. 
Y. State Historian i, p. 421.) 

(4) SARAH JACKSON, dau. of Robert (i) ; d. 18 June, 
1733; m. before 1683, Nathaniel Moore, son of Thomas (2), of 
Southold, L. I. Issue : Nathaniel ; Hannah, m. John Terry ; 
Abigail, m. Isc. Overton; Elizabeth, m. Christopher Youngs, of 
Southold; Debora, m. John Boisseau. (MSS. C. B. Moore.) 

(6) MARY JACKSON, dau. of Robert ( i ) ; m. John Ferris, 
Patentee of Westchester Co.; b. 1639, d. 1715 (his first wife). 
She was not named in her father's will, but is named in a deed 
from him to his son John, and the latter's two sons, John and 
James, under date 5 May, 1653, conveying "all his lands in Hemp- 
stead, etc., excepting that which I have already given my daugh- 
ter, Mary Ferris, of Westchester Co." (See Vol. 7, p. 32 of 
Deeds, Secy, of State Office, Albany, N. Y.) Their dau., Hannah 
Ferris, b. 3 of 5 mo., 1679; d. 24 of 6 mo., 1759; m. 2 April, 1705, 
William Mott, son of Lieut. Adam Mott, of Hempstead, L. L 
(MSS. Wm. J. Mott, Great Neck, L. L), and left issue, four 
children, of whom Hannah, b. 22 of 2d mo., 1714; m. 5 of 3 mo., 
1731, Philip Pell, of Westchester Co., son of Hon. Thomas and 
his wife Anna, who, as Bolton says, was a dau. of an Indian chief 
of Westchester Co. 

(7) COL. JOHN JACKSON, son of Col. John (2) ; b. 
about 1692; d. 1743; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Hallett (5), 
son of William (i), and brother of William (2), who m. Sarah 
Woolsey. Will, 27 Feb., 1738; prob. 3 Aug., 1743; Liber 15, p. 
70, N. Y. City. Issue: 

-f-i6. John ; m. Keziah, dau. of Richbell Mott, son of Adam (i). 

-ri7. Samuel. 

-t-i8. Richard; m. Jane Seaman, dau. of Jacob and Mary. 


19. Sarah, b. 1697, d. 1765; ni, Daniel Hewlett (6). 

20. Hannah; m. John Hewlett (14). 

21. Mary; m. Samuel Titus. 

22. Phebe, b. 6 Aug., 1715; d. 10 May, 1800; m. William 

Jones (H. 7). 

23. Elizabeth. 

(8) JAMES JACKSON, of Flushing, L. I., son of Col. 
John (2) ; m. Rebecca, b. 1675 ; d. 12 of 2 mo., 1730, dau. of 
William Hallett (2). (See Riker's Newtown.) Lived in Flush- 
ing, L. I. Issue: 

24. James; m, 10 of 12 mo., 1725, Sarah, dau. of Joseph 

Thorne. ( N. Y. G. & B. Rec. VI., 104.) 

25. Elizabeth; m., 1725, Nathan Field, son of Thomas, of 


26. Phebe; m. 3 Oct., 1734, Edward Fitzrandolph, son of 

Edward, of Woodbridge, N. J. 
2y. Mary; m. 26 Dec, 1717, Jacob Willets, son of Richard. 
-f-28. Thomas ; m. Mary Townsend. 

29. Martha. 

July 24, 1724, he collected funds for Queens Co. Court House. 
(See Vol. 2, p. 231, Colonial Laws N. Y.) 

(Some account of in Shotwell's Ancestry, p. 265.) 

(9) SAMUEL JACKSON, son of Col. John (2) ; m. first, 

Ruth ; m. 2d, Abigail, dau. of Thos. Seaman, son of Capt. 

John Issue : 

30. Samuel, d. unm. 

31. Richard, d. unm. 

32. Jemima. 

33. Ruth, b. 1709 ; m. Abel Smith, son of John, of Hempstead. 
4-34. Thomas, m. Mary, dau. of Saml. Willis. (See Ancestry 

of Adam and Anne Mott, p. 282.) 
4-35. Isaac. 

36. Jerusha. 

37. Abigail; m. Jacob Mott, 16 July, 1735. 

His wife Abigail survived him and m. David Battey, whom her 


son, Isaac Jackson (35), calls in his will "his father-in-law." 
and by him had issue: John, Elizabeth and Abigail Batty. 

One Geo. Battey, mariner of Newport, R. I., master of the 
brigantine Mary, left a will, 20 Aug., 1796; prob. 15 May, 1799 
(Liber 42, p. 475, N. Y. City), naming his mother Phoeby, and 
bro.-in-law Benj. Thayer, of R. I, 

(10) MARTHA JACKSON, dau. of Col. John (2) ; d. 10 
Dec, 1753 ; m. Peter Titus, b. 1674, d. 1753, of Westbury, L. I. 
Issue : 

38. James ; m. Jane Seaman, 

39. John; m. Amy Barker, dau. of Samuel. 

40. Richard; m. Mary Peters. 

41. Elizabeth; m. Henry Townsend. 

42. Peter; m. Mary Scudder. 

43. Robert. 

(11) ELIZABETH JACKSON, dau. of Col. John (2) ; b. 
1668, d. 1758 ; m. Chas. Doughty, of Flushing. His will, 30 May, 
1733, names children, viz. : 

44. John. 

45. Hannah. 

46. Phebe. 

47. Sarah. 

48. Martha. 

49. Benjamin. 
49a. Samuel. 

(12) HANNAH JACKSON, dau. of Col. John (2); m. 
Richard Seaman, son of Thomas, son of Capt. John. Issue: 
Thomas, and Richard, who went to Dutchess Co. 

THOMAS SEAMAN, son of Richard and Hannah; m. 
Martha, dau. of John Jackson (16), and Kezia Mott. Issue: 

50. John Jackson; m. Jemima, b. 1766, dau. of Saml. 


51. Braddock; m. 1783, Almy Seaman, dau. Benjamin, 

52. Rosetta ; m. 1770, Richard Townsend. 


53. Mary ; m. 1778, Townsend Jackson. 

54. Elizabeth; m., 8 Feb., 1769, David Jones (III. 7). 

(16) JOHN JACKSON (The Justice), son of Col. John 
(7) ; d. intestate, 12 Jan., 1773 ; m. Keziah, dau. of Richbell Mott, 
son of Adam (i). Issue: 

-(-55. Obadiah. 
+ 55a. John. 
-|-55b. Parmenas. 

55c. Martha, b. 1737, d. 1799; m. Thomas Seaman. 

55d. Elizabeth ; m. Col. John Sands. 

55e. Ann; m., 1766, John Hewlett (31), son of Daniel (6). 

56. Mary; m. Benj. Sands. 
56a. Jerusha ; m. Morris Peace. 

57. Rosetta; m. Richard Jackson, son of Richard (18). 

58. Abigail ; m. Jac. Robbins. 

Letters of Adms. to his widow, Keziah, 14 June, 1784. Vol. 2, 
p. 115, N. Y. City. 

(17) SAMUEL JACKSON, son of Col. John (7) ; b. about 
1706; m. r6 July, 1738, Mary, dau. of Timothy Townsend. Issue: 

59. Richard. 

60. Townsend. 
-{-61. Thomas. 

62. Ruth. 

63. Elizabeth. 

64. Jemima; m., 25 Oct., 1772, James Hewlett (19). 

65. Letitia; m.. 1776, Sol. Pool. 

66. Mary. 

67. Martha ; m. Saml. Birdsall. 

Will, 6 July, 1778, naming children Nos. 62, 65, 64, 66, 67, 60, 
61, 59. Gives his son Richard one-half of the land he bought of 
Joseph Lockwood and Thomas and Elanthan Hanford, at Cold 
Spring, and remainder of lands to Townsend and Thomas, whom 
he makes executors with his nephew, Geo. Hewlett. By codicil. 
17 Feb., 1780, he revokes the gift of land to son Richard, and 
gives same to Samuel Jackson, son of his son Richard. (See deed, 
Richard to Samuel, 15 May, 1790, F, p. 38, Queens Co.) This 


land given his gr. son Richard became later a part of the estate 
of Chas. H. Jones. 

He was called by Judge Thos. Jones Hist of N. Y., Vol. 2, p. 
39, "a Quaker and a loyal subject." 

(18) RICHARD JACKSON, son of Col. John (7); m. 
Jane, dau. of Jacob and Mary Seaman. Issue: 

-f68. Richard; m. Rosetta, dau, of John Jackson (16). 

69. Micah. 

70. Jacob; m. (license, 4 July, 1770) Catharine Peters, dau, 

of Hewlett Peters. 

71. Phebe. 

72. Mary ; m, first, John Tredwell ; m. 2d, Creed. 

73. Jane ; m. Zebulon Seaman. 

(28) THOMAS JACKSON, son of James (8) ; m. Mary 
Townsend. Issue : 

74. Robert. 

75. James. 
4-76. Thomas. 

yj. Samuel ; m., T773, Deborah Seaman, dau. of Solomon. 

78, Amy. 

79, Daniel. 

80, Benjamin. 

82. Rebecca. 

83. Phebe ; m,, 1763, Isaac Seaman. 

(55a) JOHN JACKSON, son of John (16); b. 1733, d. 
about 1821; m. ist, by license, 2 Feb., 1756, Charity, dau. of 

Thos. Tredwell ; m. 2d, Margaret, dau. of Wright and 

widow of Noah Townsend. (See Bunker's L. I. Gene., p. 223.) 
Issue by ist wife: 

84. Thomas T. ; m. Catharine Britt. 

85. John : m. Sarah Udall, 

86. Tredwell. 

87. Samuel. 

Issue by 2d wife : 

88. Charity ; m. John Seaman, son of Willett. 


89. Noah, 

90. Obadiah. 

91. Mary ; ni. Danl. Underbill. 

92. Keziah. 

(34) THOMAS JACKSON, son of Samuel (9) ; d. at 
Jerusalem, L. I., 10 July, 1750; m. Mary, dau. of Saml. Willis. 
She b. 1731 ; m. 2d, Thomas Jackson, of Jericho, son of Thos. 
(see Ancestry of Thomas and Anne Mott, p. 282), by license, 26 
May, 1764. Will, 3 Sept., 1750; prob. 7 Oct., 1750. Liber 17, p. 
234, N. Y. City. Issue: 

93. Mary, b. 1749 ; m. Wm. Seaman, son of Robert, of 


(76) THOMAS JACKSON, of Jericho, son of Thos. (28) ; 
m., 1764, Mary (Willis) Jackson, widow of Thomas Jackson 
(34). Issue: 

94. David. 

95. Charles. 

96. Amy, 

(35) ISAAC JACKSON, son of Samuel (9) ; d. 1750; m, 
Mary, dau. of Thos. Cornell. No issue. 

His will, 4 Dec, 1750; prob. 24 Dec, 1750; Liber 17, p. 291, 
N. Y. City, reciting legatees as follows : Wife Mary, dau. of Thos. 
Cornell; sisters, Ruth Smith and Abigail Mott; cousin, Mary 
Jackson, the dau. of my brother Thomas ; mother, Abigail Batty 
(see under Saml. Jackson (9)) ; father-in-law, David Batty, half 
brother, John Batty; half sisters, Elizabeth and Abigail Batty. 
Brothers-in-law, Abel Smith and Jac Mott. Cousins, Samuel, 
Morris, Sarah and Jennie Smith, children of my sister, Ruth 
Smith. Cousins, Joseph, Isaac, Miriam, Ruth and Jerusha Mott, 
children of my sister, Abigail Mott. 

(55) OBADIAH JACKSON, son of Justice John (16); 
d. 1802; m., 1756, Alma, dau. of Jacob Seaman. Issue: 

97. Isaac, d. 1767. 


+98. Jacob S., b. 22 May, 1763. 

99. Elizabeth; m. Thos., son of Samuel Jackson. 

(55b) PARMENAS JACKSON, son of Justice John (16) ; 
bapt. 1744, d. 19 Jan., 1781 ; m. ist (by license), 13 Feb., 1768, 

Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Birdsall; m. 2d, Downing; m. 3d, 

. Issue : 

100. Parmenas. 
loi. Thomas. 

102. Elizabeth ; m. Micah Jackson. 

103. Rosannah, m. Saml. Nichols. 

104. John. 

(59) RICHARD JACKSON, son of Samuel (17). Settled 
in Dutchess Co. ; m., 1767, Phebe, dau, of Daniel Kissam. Issue : 

105. Samuel. 

106. Townsend. 

107. Margaret. 

108. Phebe. 

109. Daniel, 
no. John. 

111. Mary. 

112. A dau., who m. Saml. Mitchell. 

(49) TOWNSEND JACKSON, son of Samuel (17) ; m., 
by license, 1778, Mary, dau. of Thos. Seaman, son of Richard. 
No issue. His wife's sister, Elizabeth, m. David Jones, son of 

(68) RICHARD JACKSON, son of Richard (18); m., 
license, i Feb., 1768, Rosetta, dau. of John Jackson (16). Issue: 


Jane ; m. John Althouse. 

Almy ; m. Henry O. Seaman, son of Jordan. 

(61) THOMAS JACKSON, son of Samuel (17); b. 24 
Dec, 1752-4; d. 25 Nov., 1842; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Obadiah 
Jackson. Issue : 


-I-113. Obadiah ; m. Sarah Boerum, dau. of John. 

114. Jacob; ni. Phebe Duryea. 
-j- 115. Samuel T. ; m. Martha Hewlett, dau. of Lewis. 

116. Alma. 

1 17. Ruth ; m. Thomas Jones. 

(113) OBADIAH JACKSON, son of Thomas (50); m. 
Sarah, dau. of John Boerum. Issue: 

+ 118. Timothy. 

119. Thomas. 

120. Townsend. 

121. Ruth. 

122. Rebecca; m. Jacob S. J. Jones. 

123. Sarah. 

124. Margaret 

(64) JACOB S. JACKSON, son of Obadiah (38); b. 
1763, d. 1828; m. Phebe Coles (by license, i Nov., 1783), dau. 
of Benjamin Coles. Issue: 

125. Thomas Jones, b. 1801, d. 1802. 

126. Mary, b. 1784, d. 24 Nov., 1801 ; m. Thomas Jones (IV. 

6) ; he m. 2d, Ruth, dau. of Thos. Jackson (50). 

127. Elizabeth, b. 1796; m. Thomas Jones (IV. 6), as his 

3d wife. 

(115) SAMUEL T. JACKSON, son of Thomas (50) ; b. 
1803, d. 24 July, 1879; m. Martha, dau. of Lewis Hewlett, son of 
Capt. Charles (51). Issue: 

128. Thomas T. 

129. Elizabeth. 

130. Marian; m. Thomas W. Jones (V. 41), son of Thomas 

(IV. 6). 

131. Phebe. 

132. Hannah. 

(118) TIMOTHY JACKSON, son of Obadiah (66); m. 
Ethelinda, dau. of Townsend Willis. Issue : Samuel Jones, Caro- 
line, Oscar, Edward, Belle, Julia. 


SAMUEL JACKSON, son of Richard (48). He had a 
deed from his father, 15 May, 1790, for land at Cold Spring 
Harbor, near the upper mill ponds. (Liber F, p. 38, Queens Co.) 


CAPT. JOHN SCOTT ; d. before 1667. Came from Hart- 
ford, Conn., to Southampton, L. L, where he was made freeman 
in 1657; m. Deborah. Issue: 

Jeckamiah, d. about 1749. 

He first appears at Hempstead, L. 1., in 1657. Hemp. Rec., 
Vol. I, p. 22, and v/as attorney for the town in 1664. Ibid., Vol. 
I, p. 156. He died before 1667, as on 7 Nov., 1667, his property 
at Hempstead was sold for benefit of his widow, Deborah, and 
her children, to Geo. Hewlett and Wm. Osborne. (Patents, 
Secy, of State Ofiice, i, p. 97.) 

JECKAMIAH SCOTT, son of Capt. John ; d. 1749; m. Mary, 
dau. of Col. John Jackson (2). Issue: Deborah, Mary, Sarah, 

Issue, prob. by a 2d wife : John, Lazarus, Jeckamiah, Jackson, 

Will, 5 April, 1749 ; prob. Lib. 16, p. 433, N. Y. City. Justice 
of the Peace. 

Lazarus, son of Jeckamiah, prob. removed to Greenwich, Conn. 
See deed from him to his brothers, 25 March, 1751. 

Robert Scott, of Boston, prob. brother of Capt. John, sued 
Jonas Wood, of Southampton, 1652. 


(Conklin, Conkline, Conkling.) 

(i) ANNANIAS CONKLIN came from Salem, Mass., to 
East Hampton, L. I., 1650; m. Mary Launder, 23 Feb., 1630, at 
St. Peter's, Nottingham, Eng., and he and John (14) had first 
"glas hous" at Salem. Issue : 


2. Lewis, b. 1643 

3. Jacob, bapt. 18 May, 1649. 

4. Elizabeth. 

(N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec. 27, p. 153). According to East 
Hampton Records he had also : 

5. Jeremiah. 

6. Cornelius, and others. 

(5) JEREMIAH CONKLIN, son of Annanias (i) ; b. 1634, 
d. March 14, 1712; m., 1658, Mary, b. 30 Aug., 1638; d. 15 June, 
1727; dau. of Lion Gardiner, and his wife, Mary Deurcant. (Rec. 
XXXL, 47.) Issue: 

8, Jeremiah. 

9. Cornelius. 

10. David. 

11. Lewis. 

12. Annanias. 

13. Mary; m. Thomas Mulford. 

(East Hampton Reeds. 3, p. 198-326.) 

(14) JOHN CONKLING, probably brother of Annanias 
(i), came to Southold, L. I., 1650. Born in Nottinghamshire, 
Eng. ; d. at Huntington, L. I., Feb. 23, 1684. (N. Y. Gene. & 
Biog. Rec. 29, p. 117.) M, ist, Elizabeth Allsaebrook, Jan. 24, 
1624-5. (See Reg. St. Peter's Church, Nottingham, Eng.) M. 
2d, Mary . Issue: 

+ 15. Timothy. 

16. Capt. John. 

17. Benjamin. 

18. Joseph. 

On TO March, 1664, he laid claim to Horse Neck (now Lloyds 
Neck), but could not prove his claim. (Huntington Reeds, i, p. 
59.) Hedge's Hist. E. Hampton says he d. 1694. Capt. John 
d. 1699. 

(15) TIMOTHY CONKLING, son of John (14). Settled 
in Huntington, L. I. Issue : 



19. Martha, b. 20 Oct., 1668. 
-}-2o. Timothy, b. 16 Dec, 1670. 

21. John, b. 14 March, 1672. 

22. Thomas, b. 10 March, 1674. 

23. Jacob, b. 15 March, 1676. 

24. EHzabeth, b. 15 June, 1679. 
24a. Rebecca, b. Jan. 10, 1680-1. 
24b. Mary, b. June 10, 1684. 

24c. CorneHus, b. Feb. 20, 1686-7. 

(Huntington Reeds, i, p. 483). Ibid, i, p. 408; 4, p. 436. 
Sept. 22, 1698, deed to his son Timothy, land that formerly was 
his father's, John Conkling. (Vol, i, p. 513, Conveyances, Hunt- 
ington, L. I.) 

(20) TIMOTHY CONKLING, son of Timothy (15); b. 

16 Dec, 1670; d. 1743; m. Abigail . Lived at West Neck, 

Huntington, where he owned land that was his gr, father John's. 
This land he received from his father, Timothy, in 1698. (Vol. 
'» P- 5^3? Conveyances, Huntington.) Issue: 

-I-25. Jacob, b. I March, 1697. 

26. Timothy, b. Feb. 21, 1698; went to North Castle, West. 


27. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 14, 1702; m. Rogers. 

28. Thomas, b. Dec. 12, 1704. 

29. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 12, 1708. 

29. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1710; m. Joseph Ketcham, July 28, 

29a. David, b. March 29, 1714; twin. 
29b. Mary, b. March 29, 1714; m. Josiah Wickes, May 30, 

1729; twin. 

Will, 13 Dec, 1734; prob. 14 Dec, 1743. (Liber 15, p. 147. 
N. Y. City), naming son Stephen (not cited above) ; gr. son 
Jacob, and daus. Mary Wickes, Elizabeth Rogers, and Sarah 
Ketcham. Names as sons, only Thos., Stephen and David. 

(25) JACOB CONKLING, son of Timothy (20); b. i 
March, 1697 (Old Times in Huntington, 51) ; m. Hannah Piatt, 
dau. of Epenetus; d. 1754-5. Will, 15 Dec, 1752; prob. 20 Jan., 


1755 (Liber 19, p. 207, N. Y. City), naming children as follows: 

30. Epenetus. 

31. Piatt. 

32. Jesse. 
+33. Israel. 

34. Phebe ; m. Jacob Smith, 

35. Hannah , m. Solomon Smith, of Smithtown. 
(Names also gr. dau. Phebe, dau. of his dau. Hannah. ) 

Gives land in the Bating Place purchase to son Israel. 

(33) ISRAEL CONKLING, son of Jacob (25) ; d. 1780; 
m. Deborah Smith, April 7, 1743. (Huntington First Ch., ']']^ 
Lived at Huntington South. Will, 6 Aug., 1778; prob. July 4, 
1780. (Liber 23, p. 477, N. Y. City.) Issue: 

+36. Jacob. 

37. Isaac. 

38. John. 

39. Hannah ; m. Zebulon Ketcham, 

40. Deborah ; m. Ketcham. 

41. Susannah. 

42. Israel. 

43. Alexander. 

44. Smith. 

Gives land in Bating Place purchase to sons Jacob and Isaac. 
In 1775 he signed to support Congress, and in 1776 was private 
in Capt. Rogers's Company, On 13 Oct., 1774, he deeded land 
in the Bating Place purchase to Gilbert Jones (III. 11), whose 
children conveyed same to Walter Jones (III. 13), 18 April, 1818. 

(36) JACOB CONKLING, son of Israel (33) ; m. Jan. 28. 
1767 (N. Y. Marriage Bonds, XL, 17), Elizabeth (III. ), dau. 
of William Jones (II. ). Issue: 

45. Phebe; m. ist, David Seaman, son of John; m. 2d, 


46. Hannah ; m. Smith. 

47. Hallett. 

48. Jacob; m. prob. Whitman. 


49. William. 

50. Elizabeth; m. Smith, of Stoney Brook, L. I. 

+51. Deborah; m. Phil. Waters. 

52. Sarah ; m. Isaac Powell. 

53. Rebecca; m. Israel Ketcham. 

By report he survived his wife Elizabeth and married again. 

(51) DEBORAH CONKLING, dau. of Jacob (36); m. 
Phil Waters, prob. of Deer Park, L. I. 

JONATHAN CONKLIN WATERS; killed in battle of 
Cedar Mountain, 9 Aug., 1862, a volunteer in Capt. Walter R. 
Hewlett's Co.; m. Eliza J., d. 5 June, 1863. Issue: 

Ida B., b. 19 June, 1857. 

Carrie R., b. 20 April, 1859. 

Winifred, b. 16 July, 1861 ; d. 2 April, 1864. 

EPENETUS CONKLING, prob. son of Jacob (25); m. 
Eunice, b. 171 1, d. 25 Oct., 1775 (buried Deer Park, L. I.) (See 
Mail and Express inquiries, 28 March, 1896.) 


The ancestors of the Mott family in this country came 
over at a very early period, and many bearing that name are 
to be found in the early New England records, 

John Mott, the ancestor of the family in England, came 
with the "Conqueror" from La Motte in Normandie, and his 
descendants settled in Essex and Cambridge, Eng. From 
them we are told " came the ancestors of all the Motts in this 
country." (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. XX., p. 34.) Talcotfs 
Gen. Notes of New England cites an early John Mott of 
England and many descendants, but no particulars. 

Gov. Winthrop, of Massachusetts, in a letter to his son 
John (then living in England), dated 9 Oct., 1629, writes: " I 
have sent down all the late news from New Eng. I would 
have some of you read it to your mother, and let forth out the 
observations, and all that follows the J^" and the letter in the 


end and show it Mr. Mott." (See Chronicles of the First 
Planters of Col. of Mass., by Alden Young, p. 264; Savages 
Ed. of Winthrop's New Eng., Vol. I., p. 361.) 

In another letter of his, to his wife, under date of 16 July, 
1630, he writes: "Commend me heartily to all our friends . . . 
remember me to them at Codenham Hall . . . Mr. Alston, 
Mr. Mott and their wives." etc. (Savage's Ed. of 1825 of 
Winthrop's New Eng., Vol. I., p. 373.) 

The Mr. Mott alluded to was probably Thomas Mott, who 
was one of the 42 adventurers who signed the agreement 
with Isaac Allerton (the agent of the Mass. Bay Colony) on 
15 Nov., 1626, whereby the sum of ^1,800 was advanced the 
Colonists with conditions. (Bradford's Letter Book in First 
Mass. Hist. Coll, Vol. III., p. 48.) 

It is inferred that he did not come to this country, but was 
instrumental in the immigration of and closely related to 
Adam Mott, who came in the ship "Defense" on 2 July, 1635, 
and in 1636 was freeman in Ipswich, Mass. This Adam Mott 
was probably one of the twelve men who founded the plan- 
tation of Agawan (after called Ipswich) under Gov. Winthrop's 
brother John. Of these twelve men nine are mentioned by 
Winthrop, viz.: Robert Coles, clerk, John Briggs, John Sage, 
Thomas Hewlett, Thomas Hardy, Wm. Perkins, Thorn- 
dike, Wm. Sargeant. (Winthrop's New Eng., Ed. 1852, Vol. I., 

p. lOI.) 

Of these, Robert Coles was the ancestor of the Coles 
family of Long Island, and Thomas Hewlett, was probably a 
near relative of the early George Hewlett of Long Island, and 
we think a brother to Jane Hewlett (of Essex, Eng.), the first 
wife of Adam Mott ("the first") of Hempstead, L. I. 

Following closely upon the Puritan exodus from Great 
Britain to New England, came the ship "Defense" on 2 July, 
1635, with Thos. Bostwick as master, having among its passen- 
gers Adam Mott (the one just alluded to) and Sarah, his wife, 
with five children; or in the words of the ship's manifest — 
"a taylor Adam Mott, 39 years old; uxor, Sarah Mott, 31 years, 
Jo., 14 years, Adam, 12 years, Jonathan, 9 years, Elizabeth, 
6 years, and Mary, 4 years." 

He landed in New England, and "bro't testimony from the 
justices and ministers of Cambridge that he had taken the 
oaths of allegiance, and had also acknowledged his conformity 


to the discipline and orders of the Church of England." (Hot- 
ton's Original Lists, p. 99.) 

In 1636 he had land granted him in Hingham, Mass. (New 
Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg., Vol. IL, p. 251), and in the latter part 
of that year he and his wife were members of the first church 
at Roxbury. His Church of England views soon got him into 
trouble, and in 1683 he was ordered to be brought before the 
Governor, in charge of the constable of Hingham. (Mass. Col. 
Rec, Vol. I., p. 241.) Two years later he removed to Ports- 
mouth, R. L, where on 2^ of 11 mo., 1638, he was admitted as 
a freeholder (Col. Rec, R. L, Vol. L, p. 6;^) at a meeting then 
held by the General Assembly of the Colony. There were 
eleven members present besides Adam Mott, and rules were 
enacted for their government, one of which was "that the 
judge with the elders shall rule and govern according to the 
general rule of the word of God, and when they have no 
particular rule from God's word; by the body proscribed as a 
direction unto them in the case." Roger Williams sought 
refuge here two years previous. Quakers were tolerated, and 
one might have whatever religious views he saw fit. 

Even here he seems to have hesitated about settling, for 
he was soon ordered to build on land granted him in 1638 
within six months, or the land would be disposed of by the 
company. (Col. Rec, R. I., Vol. L, p. 59.) 

In 1638 he and his eldest son John were admitted "to be 
inhabitants of the island of Aqueedneck (now Rhode Island). 
He seems now to have fully determined to settle in Ports- 
mouth, R. I., and on 12 of i mo., 1640, at a session of General 
Court of Newport, he desired to be reunited to that body and 
** was readily embraced by it." 

In 1665 he, and his sons Adam, Jr., John and Jonathan, 
appear on a roll of freeman at Portsmouth. 

Austin in his Gen. Diet, of R. I., has given us an account 
of some of Adam Mott's descendants for several generations. 

This Adam Mott left a son Adam, 2d, whom Austin says 
m. 1647 Mary Lott, and d in Portsmouth in 1673. 

Many conflicting statements have been made concerning 
this Adam Mott, 2d. Thompson's L. I., Vol. II,. p. 57, says his 
first wife was Phebe, and that he removed to Hempstead, L. I., 
in 1665. Savage, Vol. III., p. 247, states his wife was Mary, but 
does not claim he removed to Long Island. Bolton's West- 


Chester Co. copies Thompson, while Scharf in his Hist, of 
West. Co., Vol. I., p. 830, inserts an article written by Win. S. 
Pelletreau of L. I., wherein it is claimed that both Adam the 
ist, and his son Adam 2d, of Rhode Island, settled and died 
upon Long Island, 

All this we must treat as an error, as no records can be 
found to show that the first Adam Mott of Hempstead was in 
any way connected with the Motts of Rhode Island, and 
furthermore the late Thos. C. Cornell of Yonkers, N. Y., in his 
"Ancestry of Adam and Anne Mott," states "that neither 
Adam, ist, or his son Adam, 2d, ever came to Hempstead, and 
that they and their marriages and children can be traced in 
Massachusetts and Rhode Island till long after the Adam Mott 
of Hempstead settled there." 


Ancestor of the Long Island family of that name, came 
from Essex, Eng., and is probably the Adam who emigrated 
in the ship "Bevis" in 1638, then aged 19 years, and by pro- 
fession a taylor. As a possible relative of the Motts of New 
England, he may have followed them there and perhaps was 
in Rhode Island where the Indian wars not suiting his fancy, 
he returned to New Amsterdam where under Gov. Kieft's 
administration lands were granted to many of the New Eng- 
land immigrants. 

In 1644 and 1645 he was a witness in the Shepens and 
Burgomasters Court in New Amsterdam. (See trans, of 
Dutch Mss. Vol. II., pp. 236-270; Vol. III., pp. 24-265, Albany, 
N. Y.) 

On 23 Aug., 1646, Gov. Kieft granted him a patent for 25 
morgans of land (50 acres) on the west side of Mespatches 
Kills (now Newtown Creek, L. I.), opposite the plantation of 
Richard Brundel. (Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist., N. Y., Vol. XIV., 
p. 66.) 

In the year following this grant, he m. on 28 July, 1647, 
in the Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, Jane, dau. of 
Lewis Hulett of Buckingham, Eng., which record recites that 
neither had been previously married. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 
Rec, Vol. VI., p. 37.) See under Lewis Hewlett. 

This grant of land he soon conveyed to one Wm. Golding, 


but continued to reside in New Amsterdam where he was 
engaged in trading, and also as an agent for Richard Smith, 
as late as 165 1. (See Trans. Dutch Mss., Albany, N. Y.) 

In 1656, he removed to town of Hempstead, L. I., and 
settled in the village of that name, where he was probably- 
living when chosen townsman on 17 March, 1657. Feb. 4, 
1663, he was one of the commissioners who signed the agree- 
ment between John Scott, president of the English towns of 
Long Island, and Gov. Stuyvesant to provide for the free 
intercourse between the inhabitants under the Dutch and the 
English. (Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist., N. Y., Vol. XIV., p. 544.) 

April 22, 1665, he was commissioned by Gov. Richard 
Nicolls as Lieut, of the Hempstead Militia. (Liber. 2, p. 26, 
Conveyances, Sec'y of State's Office, Albany.) 

He m. 2d about 1667, Elizabeth, dau. of Ann Parsons, wife 
of John Richbell of Westchester Co., by her first husband, 
Redman. (Descendants of Adam Mott by E. D. Harris.) 

On 23 April, 1669, John Richbell conveyed to John Ryder 
of N. Y. City, certain lands in Mamaroneck for the support of 
his present wife Anne, after his decease, etc. It recites that 
his marriage with her had long since been solomenized. 
(Liber., 4, p. i, Deeds, Office of Sec'y of State, Albany.) 

Adam Mott's will, dated 12 March, 1681, prob. at Queens 
Co., April 8, 1690. On 5 April, 1690, his estate was inventoried 
and valued at ^182.9.6. This will was recorded in N. Y. City, 
Liber., 3 & 4, p. 129, and as no executor was named, the widow, 
Elizabeth was appointed administratrix by Gov. Leisler, May 
12, 1690. 

On Sept. 25, 1 69 1, Adam Mott (the oldest son) was also 
appointed administrator on the estate, his petition reciting 
that his father had died intestate. (See Calendar Hist. Mss., 
part II., p. 217; Liber. 3 & 4, p. 285, N. Y. City.) Then on 
p. 292, Letters of Administration were granted to Elizabeth 
Mott, widow, and Adam Mott, eldest son of Adam Mott of 
Hempstead, reciting "that since Adam Mott appeared for 
administration and same was granted him, the said Elizabeth 
has produced a codicil of the same, and the witnesses being 
present, etc., etc., do grant to said Adam and Elizabeth ad- 
ministration, and any grant formerly made to said Adam to 
the contrary notwithstanding," dated at Fort Wm. Henry, 
30 Oct., 1 69 1 Then on p. 294 is recorded the codicil (so called) 


which in all respects is same as the one recorded on p. 129, 
and was again proved before Richard Ingolsby, 30 Oct., 1691. 

Lieut. Adam Mott in his will describes himself as " about 
sixty years of age," this places the date of his birth in 1620, 
which coincides with the birth of Adam Mott of the ship 
"Bevis." In 1670, Jan. 28, he purchased land of Henry Dis- 
browe on Madnans Neck (Great Neck), L. I., that was formerly 
in the possession of Capt. John Seaman, and settled there 
soon after. 

He d. prior to April, 1690, and his widow Elizabeth m. in 
1691, Robert Hubbs of Mad Nans Neck. 

Much controversy arose between Elizabeth Hubbs and 
her "son-in-law Adam Mott, Jr.," as she calls him, concerning 
her late husband's will, but on 5 Nov., 1691, an agreement was 
entered into which recites that "the will of her deceased 
husband Adam Mott shall stand good, etc., etc., in all par- 
ticulars hereinafter mentioned, etc., etc." This was signed 
by Elizabeth Hubbs, and her son Richbell Mott (Mott Family 
Mss.). This agreement gave Adam Mott, "the elder" son, 
lands on Mad Nans Neck not bequeathed him under the will, 
which he conveyed on 12 April, 1694, to "the children his 
deceased father had by his last wife Elizabeth being six in 
number." (Queens Co. Conveyances, Liber., B, p. 114.) 

On 28 June, 1696, Mary Anna Mott, one of the six children 
named ("then being of full age"), released her rights under 
the will to her brothers Richbell, William, Charles and Adam 
"the younger." 

On 29 Oct., 1703, Elizabeth, another of the six children, and 
her husband John Okeson, released their rights to same 
children for ^82. 

In 1707, April 2, a final agreement was made between the 
four brothers by which Adam, "the younger," William and 
Richbell received lands on Great Neck, and Charles land on 
Cow Neck and Rockaway, each one settling on their respective 
lands excepting Adam, "the younger," who settled on Cow 
Neck. The latter in 17 15 conveyed his land on Great Neck to 
his brother William, whose descendants retained the same 
until 1870, when the old homestead of seven generations 
passed into the hands of Wm. R. Grace. 

Lieut. Adam Mott, and his neighbor Henry Disbrowe, and 
Cornelius Mott of Hempstead (whom we cannot trace) were 


engaged in the growing of tobacco, and between 1660 and 1670 
each one had during that time tobacco houses on Mad Nans 
Neck. (B, p. 19, Wills, N. Y. City; Hemp. Records, B, p. 156.) 
The translations of the Dutch Mss., Albany, N. Y., show him 
as engaged in some enterprise in the South River (now the 
Delaware). This was in 165 1, and he was in all probability 
then buying tobacco which at that period was sold in large 
quantities by the Long Island traders to the neighboring 
Dutch plantations. Adam Mott was then living in New Am- 
sterdam, and occupied with Randel Hunt a house owned by 
Richard Smith, Jr., son of Richard of Conn. (See Trans. 
Dutch Mss., part 3, p. 265, N. Y. State Library.) He was 
commissioned by Gov. Rich'd Nicolls as Lieutenant of the 
Hempstead Militia on 22 April, 1665. The commission is 
recorded in Liber., 2, folio 26 of Deeds in Sec'y of State Office, 
Albany, and also name John Symons (Seaman) as Capt., and 
John Rushmore as Ensign. 

The old homestead on Mad Nans Neck, where he finally 
settled and died, and which later became the home of his son 
William, was purchased on 28 Jan., 1670, of Henry Disbrowe 
(120 acres, cons. ;!^6i). This was formerly laid out to Capt. 
John Seaman, who conveyed it to Thos. Seabrooke, 29 Aug., 
1669, and from him it passed to Disbrowe (original deeds in 
possession of Mott family). 

(i) LIEUT. ADAM MOTT, of Mad Nans Neck (Great 
Neck), b. 1620; d. 1690; m. ist 28 July, 1647, Jane Hulet (see 
ante). Issue: 

+2. Adam, "the elder," bap. 14 Nov., 1649 (N. Y. Gen. 

& Biog. Rec, Vol. VII., p. loi). 
+3. James, bap. 5 Oct., 1651. 

4. Grace, b. about 1653. 
+5. John, b. 1658 (see Hemp. Rec, Liber., C, p. i). 
+6. Joseph, b. about 1661; d. 1735. 
+7. Gershom, b. about 1663. 
+8. Henry, b. about 1657. 

M. 2d Elizabeth (about 1667), dau. of John Richbell of 
Westchester Co., claimed by E. D. Harris (see ante) to have 
been a dau. of John Richbell's wife by a former husband 
Redman. Issue: 


+9. Richbell, b. about 1668. 
+ 10. Mary Anna, b. about 1670. 
+ 11. Adam, "the younger," b. about 1672. 
+ 12. William, b. 20 Jan., 1673; d. 31 of 6 mo., 1740. 
+ 13. Charles, b. 1676. 
+ 14. Elizabeth, b. 1674. 

(2) ADAM MOTT ("the elder"), son of Lieut. Adam (i); 
bap. 14 Nov., 1649 (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. VII., p. loi); 
m. Mary, dau. of Nicholas and Ann Stilwell. He settled in 
Rockaway, L. I. In 17 19, he conveyed land there to John 
Mott, by deed recorded in Hempstead Rec, Liber, 3, p. 130, 
at Jamaica, in vi^hich he names his wife Mary. Dec. 9, 1683, 
chosen Town Assessor (Hemp. Rec, 1898, Vol. I., p. 419). 

+ 15. Adam. 

16. Jane, m. Richard Seaman. 

17. Ann. 

18. Mary. 

(3) CAPT. JAMES MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); bap. 
15 Oct., 1651; d. 1707, at Mamaroneck, West. Co. (see N. Y. 
Col. Mss., Vol. LII., p. 41). In 1679, then a prisoner in N. Y., 
he petitioned to be forgiven for selling liquor to the Indians 
(Col. Hist. Mss., p. 77), and in April of that year he was given 
a home lot in the town of Hempstead. 

On July 14, 1690, then calling himself of Mamaroneck, he 
conveyed to his brother Joseph of Hempstead, land at Rock- 
away, which the latter sold in 1692 to his brother Adam 
(Hemp. Rec, 1898, Vol. I., p. 54). He appears to have left 
Long Island about this time and settled in Mamaroneck, 
where he was captain of a company of militia, and on 10 Feb., 
1690, was commissioned as Justice (Col. Hist. Mss., p. 194). 
He ra. (according to Bolton) in 1670, Mary, step-dau. of John 
Richbell. On 20 Dec, 1670, John and Ann Richbell conveyed 
to their "son-in-law James Mott, and our daughter Mary, his 
wife" land in Mamaroneck. There is on file in Albany a 
marriage license dated 5 Sept., 1670, whereby James Mott is 
licensed to marry " Mary Redman, daughter-in-law of John 
Richbell." (See under Lieut. Adam Mott (i).) 


She d. before 1698, and he m, 2d Elizabeth , who ad- 
ministered upon his estate on 27 Nov., 1707. Issue: 

+ 19. James(?), (m. Jane, dau. of Edward Burling). 

20. Grace. 

21. Phebe. 

22. Martha. 

Cited in letter to Geo, Clark, Secy., as having d, intestate at 
Mamaroneck, West. Co. in 1707. (N. Y. Col. Mss., Vol. LII., 
p. 41.) 

(5) JOHN MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); b. 1658; lived 
at Rockaway, L. I.; land given him by his father in 1682; m. 
i6p Sarah, dau. of Capt. John Seaman (Bunker's L. I. Gen.; 
N; Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. XL, p. 150). Issue: 

+23. Henry. 

+24. John, named as executor in 1734 in will of his uncle 
Joseph Mott. 

25. James. 

26. Sarah. 

27. Martha. 

28. Jane. 

29. Patrick. 

Deed to his son Patrick, 16 Feb., 1726 (Hemp. Rec, Vol. 
IV., p. 245), land at Rockaway, reciting his sons John and 
James, and wife Sarah. 

(6) JOSEPH MOTT of Cow Neck, L. I., son of Lieut. 

Adam (t); b. about 1661; d. 1735; m. Mariam . Will 24 

March, 1734; prob. 6 Feb., 1735. Executor: John Mott, son of 
my brother John. Issue, as by his will: 

+30. Joseph, settled in Dutchess Co. 

+31. Samuel. 

+32. Jacob, b. 9 Aug., 17 14. 

^:^. Mariam, m. Samuel Cornell. 

34. Jane, d. before 1734; m. Benjamin Seaman. 

(7) LIEUT. GERSHOM MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); 
b. about 1663; will prob. 30 March, 1733. On 2 Dec, 1703, he 


took the oath of alleg'iance as Lieut, of Militia at Newtown, 
L, I. (Queens Co. Conveyances, B, No. 2, p. 11.) He settled 
in Monmouth Co., N. J. (See account of his descendants in 
N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. XXV., p. 49.) 

(8) HENRY MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); b. about 

1657; d. 21 Nov., 1680; m. Hannah . Administration 

granted the widow Hannah, 13 Nov., 1682. (Liber., i & 2, p. 
446, N. Y. City.) Issue, three children, living in 1682. 

Had land on Mad Nans Neck 1680. (Hemp. Rec, C, p. iii). 

(9) RICHBELL MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); d. 1734; 
m. 1696, Elizabeth Thorne of Flushing, L, I,; m. license 14 
Oct., 1696, Liber. 5 & 6, p. 128 of Wills, N. Y. City); will 22 
Sept., prob. 3 Dec, 1734. Issue: 

+35. Edmond, b. 1700; d. 1743/4; m. 1726, Catharine 
;i6. Richbell, d. young. 
+37. Richard. 

38. Elizabeth, m. Adam Mott. 

39. Mary, m. John Tredwell. 

40. Jemima, m. Stephen Wood. 

41. Keziah, m. John Jackson. 

42. Deborah, m. Joseph Mott. 

43. Ann, m.(i) Daniel Kissam; m.(2) Jotham Townsend. 

The widow Elizabeth left a will, prob. 16 April, 1739, 
naming besides the above children, gr. son Danl. Kissam, gr. 
daus. Mary Tredwell, Elizabeth Mott and Phebe Wood, and 
cousin Phebe Thorne, dau. of Richard. Executor, Richard 

(10) MARY ANNA MOTT, dau. of Lieut. Adam (i). 
June 28, 1696, release to her brother for her portion of her 
father's estate. 

April I, 1700, named in will of her gr. mother Ann Richbell. 

(11) ADAM MOTT ("the younger"), son of Lieut. 
Adam (i); b. 1672; d. 1738; will 3 Nov., 1738, prob. 28 Feb., 


1739 (Liber., 13, p. 208, N. Y. City); m. 5 of 11 mo., 1732, Phebe, 
b. 1699; d. 7 of 9 mo,, 1782; dau. of Richard Willets of Jericho. 

44. Elizabeth, b. 31 of 5 mo., 1733; m. John Willis. 
+45. Adam, b. 10 of 10 mo., 1734. 
46, Stephen, b, i of 2 mo., 1736. 

Settled at Cow Neck, his widow m. 2d Tristam Dodge. 
See " Ancestry of Adam and Anne Mott " by Thos. C. Cornell 
for descendants of this branch of the family. 

(12) WILLIAM MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); b. 20 of 
I mo., 1673; d. 31 of 6 mo., 1740; m. 12 Feb., 1705, Hannah, b. 
3 of 5 mo., 1679; d. 24 of 6 mo., 1759; dau. of John Ferris of 
Westchester Co., and not as stated in "Ancestry of Adam and 
Anne Mott," by T. C. Cornell, as a dau. of John Seaman. 

Lived at Great Neck, L. I., and was a Friend. Will 22 
April, 1740, prob. 13 June, 1740. (Liber., 15, p. 226, N. Y. City.) 
Hannah, his widow, left will 14 of 4 mo., 1756, prob. 20 April, 
1760, naming gr. daus. Hannah, the wife of Danl. Stephenson, 
and Martha, the wife of John Allyn, Jr., dau. Martha and Ex. 
son William and cousin Adam Mott of Cow Neck. Issue: 

47. Elizabeth, b. i of i mo., 1706; d. 25 of 12 mo., 1721; 
+48. William, b. 6 of 8 mo., 1709; d. 25 of 3 mo., 1786. 
+49. Hannah, b. 22 of 2 mo., 17 14. 

50. Martha, b. 18 of 9 mo., 17 17; d. unm. 

(13) CHARLES MOTT, son of Lieut. Adam (i); b. before 
1676; d. 1740. Will 10 Feb., 1740, prob. 11 March, 1741, naming 
gr. son Joseph Starkins, the son of his dau. Mary Ann Carroll, 
and gr. son Jos. Mott. Lived on Cow Neck, Executor, son 
Amos. M.Elizabeth . Issue: 

+51. Charles, b. about 1695, 

+52. Jacob. 

+53. Amos. 

54. Elizabeth, m. Hunter. 


4-55. Gershom. 
56. Mary Ann, m. (i) Jos. Starkin; m. (2) Patrick Car- 
roll in 1730. 
+57. John. 
+58. Benjamin. 
+59. Adam. 

1 70 1 he and his brothers Richbell and William had land 
laid out to them in Hempstead. 1721 deed to his son Gershom. 
1726 deed to his son Charles, Jr. 1738 deed to his son Adam. 
He had land at Kakiat (New Hempstead), Orange Co. 

(14) ELIZABETH MOTT, dau. of Lieut. Adam (i); b. 
1674; m. John Okeson (so spelled) of Freehold, N. J, See re- 
lease executed by them 29 Oct., 1703, to her brothers, Liber., 
B, No. I, folio 115, Queens Co. 

This John Okeson was a son of John Kissam of Flushing, 
L. 1. (See Kissam family.) 

(15) ADAM MOTT, son of Adam (2); d. before 1750; 
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Richbell Mott. Settled in Staten Island. 
1 7 13, June 15, deed from his father for land at Rockaway. 

60. Richard, d. before 1778, and left a son Richbell (see 

under Richard Seaman). 

61. Elizabeth, m. Benjamin Seaman. 

62. Ann (probably). 
6;^. Mary (probably). 

His widow calling herself of Richmond Co., left a will 
30 Jan., 1777, prob. 2 April, 1778, naming children as above, 
and gr. dau. Elizabeth, the dau. of my dau. Elisabeth Seaman; 
gr. son Richard Seaman and John Micheau, both of Richmond 
Co., executors. 

Member of Assembly from Richmond Co., 1737/1739. 
County Clerk of Richmond Co., 1728. He d. before 1756, see 
proof of will of Matthew Johnson, Liber., 20, p. 9, N. Y. City. 

(19) JAMES MOTT, perhaps son of Capt. James; m. 
1717, Jane, b. 17 of 5 mo., 1684, dau. of Edward and Grace 


Burling of Flushing. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. VI., 
p, I02, Vol. III., p. i88.) 

(23) HENRY MOTT, son of John; d. 1767; will 21 Nov., 
1767, prob. 14 April, 1768. Issue: 

+64. Henry, m. Mary, dau. of Saml. Southard, 

65. Richard. 

66. John. 

67. Adam. 

68. Hannah, m. Lewis. 

69. Sarah, not m. in 1767. 

70. Mary, not m. in 1767. 

71. Abigail (prob.), m. Foster. 

72. Elizabeth, m. 1765, Benj. Hicks. 

Will names also a gr. son, the son of his son Richard; gr. 
son, the son of his daughter Elizabeth; gr. sons Elkanah and 
Richbell, the sons of his son Richard. Executors, sons Adam 
and Henry, and my brother Patrick Mott. 

(24) JOHN Mott, perhaps son of John; will 5 April, 1750, 
prob. 20 April, 1751; m. Rebecca . Issue: 

+73. Samuel, m. Hannah . 

+74. Jacob, m. 1754, Keziah Seaman. 

+75. Jehu, m. 1748, Ruth Powell, dau. of Thomas. 

+76. Micajah, m. Rachel . 

77. John, d. before 1750. 

78. Sarah, m. Benjamin Hulse. 

79. Martha, m. Daniel Carman. 

80. Phebe, m. Daniel Wright. 

81. Rebecca. 

Resided at Rockaway, where he reserved land when his 
son John was buried (see his will). 

(35) EDMOND MOTT, son of Richbell; b. 1700; d. 1743/4; 
will 4 of 6 mo., 1741, prob. 13 June, 1744; m. 1726, Catharine, 
dau. of Capt. John Sands of Cow Neck. Issue: 

82. Margaret. 


+8;^. Richbell, b. 3 of 6 mo., 1728. 

84. Edmond, b. 25 of 8 mo., 1730; d. unm. 
+85. John, b. I of 8 mo., 1732; d. about 1781. 

He was a Friend, and resided on Cow Neck. 

(37) RICHARD MOTT, son of Richbell; b. about 1710; 
d. 15 of 8 mo., 1743; will 7 of 8 mo., 1743; m. 26 of i mo., 1741, 
Sarah, b. 17 14; d. 1800; dau. of Thomas and Sarah (Underbill) 
Pearsall of Hempstead. Issue: 

85 A. James, b. 8 of 8 mo., 1742. 

(30) JOSEPH MOTT, son of Joseph; settled in Charlotte, 
Dutchess Co.; will 28 Sept., 1762, prob. 13 March, 1765 (25, p. 
44, N. Y. City); m. ist, Deborah, dau. of Richbell Mott; m. 2d, 
1759, Catharine Boerum.* Issue: 

86. Joseph, m. 1748, Phebe Smith. 

87. Samuel. 

88. Jacob. 

89. Richard. 

90. Martha. 

91. Jane. 

92. Elizabeth. 

93. Jamima. 

"Ex., my brother Jacob of Queens Co., and Lawrence 
Maston of L. I" 

(31) SAMUEL MOTT, son of Joseph; b. 1707; d. 15 Feb., 
1736; m. 27 May, 1728, Martha Smith, who survived him and 
m. John Hicks. 

Will 21 Dec, 1736, prob. 26 March, 1737, naming wife 
Martha, children under age. Exs., brother Joseph Mott, 
uncle Elias Dorian, brother Saml. Cornell and Jac Smith. 

(32) JACOB MOTT, of Hempstead Harbor, L. I., son of 
Joseph; b. 7 Aug., 1714; d. 6. Oct., 1805; will 3 Aug., 1803; m. 

* (Authority Ed. D. Harris.) 



i6 July, 1735, Abigail, b. 18 Nov., 1720; d. 28 Sept., 1781 (N. Y, 
Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. XII., p. 80); dau. of Samuel Jackson, 
named in will of Samuel's brother Isaac Jackson. She was 
bap. St. George Church, Hempstead, i Sept., 1743 (N. Y. Gen. 
& Biog. Rec, Vol. X., p. 19). Issue: 

94. Joseph, b. 18 Oct., 1736. 

95. Samuel. 

96. Jackson, b. 16 Aug., 1740. 

+97. Isaac, b. 6 May, 1743; d. 1780; m. Anne Coles. 

98. Miriam, b. 30 April, 1745; d. young. 

99. Ruth, b. 6 June, 1747; m. ist, Jordan Lawrence; 

m. 2d, Stephen Coles. 
100. Samuel J., b. i Feb., 1753. 
+ 101. Jacob, b. 30 June, 1756. 

102. Miriam, b. 7 Sept., 1759; m. Benj. Birdsall. 
+ 103. Richard, b. 9 May, 1761; m. 3 Oct., 1780, Martha 

104. Joseph, b. 21 Aug., 1763; went to S. Carolina. 

105. Jerusha, named in will Isaac Jackson, 4 Dec, 1750. 

(45) ADAM MOTT, son of Adam ("the younger"); b. 10 
of 10 mo., 1734; d. 18 of 12 mo., 1790; m. ist, 5 of 3 mo., 1755, 
Sarah, b. 1736; d. 1783; dau. of Samuel Willis. Issue: 

105A. Elizabeth, b. 19 of 7 mo., 1756; d. 10 of 4 mo., 1782; 

105B. Lydia, b. 24 of 11 mo., 1759; d. 17 of 5 mo., 1791; m. 

Sol. Underbill. 
+105C. Adam, b. 11 of 10 mo., 1762; m. 1785, Anne Mott, 

dau. of James of Mamaroneck, West. Co. 
105D. Samuel, b. 29 of 7 mo., 1773. 

He m. 2d, 1785, Abigail, dau. of Danl. Beatty of Hempstead. 

(105c) ADAM MOTT, son of Adam (45) and Sarah; b. 
II of 10 mo., 1762; m. 1785, Anne Mott, dau. of James Mott of 
Mamaroneck, gr. son of Richbell Mott, and had issue seven 
children. Their dau. Sarah, b. 1791; d. 1872; m. 1815, Silas 
Cornell of Rochester, N. Y., and had issue: Thomas C. Cornell, 
(the eldest), b. 1819; m. 1850, Jane Bashford of Yonkers, N. Y., 


who published in 1894, "The Ancestry of Adam and Anne 

He settled on Cow Neck, L. I. For record of his children 
see N. Y. Gen. & Biog. Rec, Vol. XVII., p. 219. 

(48) WILLIAM MOTT, of Great Neck, L. I., son of Wil- 
liam; b. 6 of 8 mo., 1709; d, 25 of 3 mo., 1786; m, 18 of 6 mo., 
1742, Elizabeth, b. 17 19; d. 6 of 11 mo., 1780; dau. of Henry 
and Mary Allen of Great Neck, L. I., and not as stated in the 
"Ancestry of John and Anne Mott" by T. C. Cornell, "as dau. 
of Valentine." (See will of Mary Allen, prob. 22 June, 1747, 
16, p. 170, N. Y. City.) Issue: 

+ 106. William, b. 8 of i mo., 1743; d. 30 of 3 mo., 1826. 

107. Hannah, b. 4 of 6 mo., 1744; d. 15 of 3 mo., 1750. 
+ 108. James, b. 29 of 8 mo., 1745; d. 16 of 9 mo., 1782. 
+ 109. Elizabeth, b. 5 of 2 mo., 1747; d. 7 of 9 mo., 1829. 

no. John, b. 17 of 2 mo., 1749; d. 7 of 3 mo., 1750. 
+ 111. Samuel, b. 16 of 12 mo., 1750/1; d. i of 4 mo., 1791. 

112. Hannah, b. 18 of 4 mo., 1753; d. 8 of 2 mo., 1805. 
+ 113. John, b. 24 of 6 mo., 1755; d. 20 of 11 mo., 1823. 
+ 114. Henry, b. 31 of 5 mo., 1757; d. 1840. 
+ 115. Richard, b. 20 of 8 mo., 1759; d. 25 of 9 mo., 1795. 
+ 116. Joseph, b, II of I mo., 1762; d. 4 of 12 mo., 1801. 
+ 117. Benjamin, b. 19 of 3 mo., 1765; d. 21 of 10 mo., 1816. 

All of the above dates appertaining to the children of Wm. 
Mott, as well as those of his wife, and her name also are taken 
from a memorandum book left by his son Benjamin, endorsed 
"Benjamin Mott's Little Book, Great Neck, L. I., 4 mo., 2 d., 
1784." Now (1901) in the possession of Miss Elizabeth Allen 
of Auburn, N. Y., a gr.-granddau. of this William Mott. (See 
Allen Family.) 

(49) HANNAH MOTT, dau. of William; b. 22 of 2 mo.. 
1714; m. 5 of 3 mo., 1731, Philip Pell, son of Hon. Thomas, of 
Pelham, West. Co. Issue: 

118. Philip J., b. 2 of 9 mo., 1732; d. 1788; m. Glorianna 


119. Hannah, b. 9 of 7 mo., 1734; m. Danl. Stevenson. 

120. Martha, b. 17 of i mo., 1735; ^n- John Allyn. 


(51) CHARLES MOTT, son of Charles; b. about 1695; d- 

before 1740; m. Deborah . (See deed from them to Joseph 

Mott, land in Hempstead, 17 June, 1729.) Issue: 

121. Joseph. 

122. Samuel. 

123. Sylvanus. 

(52) JACOB MOTT, son of Charles; will 4 Dec., 1737, 
prob. 16 Sept., 1738, giving land in Orange Co. to his father 
Chas., and also his interest in the schooner " Fortune " of N. Y. 

(53) AMOS MOTT, son of Charles; resided in Oyster 
Bay, L. I. Will 20 March, 1745, prob. 9 March, 1746, giving 
land to his bro. Benjamin with remainder to Jacob Mott the 
eldest son of my brother Adam. Exs., brother Adam and 
Thos. Jackson, the son of Samuel. 

(55) GERSHOM MOTT, son of Charles; d. 1758. Lived 
in Kakeat, Orange Co. Issue: 

124. Solomon. 

125. Gershom. 

126. Mary, m. Peter Lott. 

127. Elizabeth, m. Chas. Clark. 

128. Benjamin. 

(57) JOHN MOTT, son of Charles; m. . Issue: 

129. Benjamin, named in will of his uncle Benjamin Mott 

in 1748. 

130. Maryann. 

(59) ADAM MOTT, son of Charles; m. Elizabeth Sraith(?). 

131. Jacob, named in will of his uncle Amos Mott. 

132. David. 

133. Jonathan. 

134. Maryana. 


(58) BENJAMIN MOTT, of Oyster Bay, L. I., son of 
Charles; will 17 Sept., 1748, prob. 29 Sept., 1748, Liber., 16, p. 
352, N. Y. City, naming his cousin Samuel Mott, son of my 
brother Charles; brother David, brother Adam and his four 
children, cousin Joseph, the son of my brother Charles, Ben- 
jamin Mott, the son of my brother John, Jacob Mott the son 
of my bro. Adam, cousin Joseph Starkins and Jacob Mott of 
Oyster Bay. 

(64) HENRY MOTT, son of Henry; m. Mary, prob. a 
dau. of Saml. Southard of Hempstead, whose will, prob. 1764, 
names his dau. Mary, the wife of Henry Mott, Jr. Issue: 

135. William. 

136. Henry. 

137. James. 

138. Mary (prob.). 

139. A posthumous child b. 1768. 

Will 12 Dec, 1767, prob. 15 March, 1768. 

(73) SAMUEL MOTT, of Hempstead, son of John; will 
6 of 9 mo., 1775, prob. 23 April, 1781; m. Hannah Wood. Issue: 

140. John. 

141. Samuel. 

142. Richard, m. and had issue before 1775, viz.: Amy; 


143. Hannah. 

(74) JACOB MOTT, son of John; b. 1723; d. 1787; m. 
1754, Kezia Seaman. Lived in Hempstead, L. I. Munsell's 
Am. Ancestry, Vol. VII., p. 73, calls him a son of Jacob. This 
we must treat as an error, as by his will he calls himself "a 
brother of Jehu." Issue: 

144. Samuel N. 

(75) JEHU MOTT, son of John; will 30 of 12 mo., 1781; 
prob. 15 Feb., 1783; m. Ruth Powell. Issue: 

145. John. 


146. Jehii. 

147. Joseph. 

148. Mary, m. 1774, Benj. Hicks (his 2d wife) * 

149. Ruth, m. 1777, Jos. Carman. (N. Y. Gen. & Biog. 

Rec, Vol. XIV., p. 73.) 

150. Rebecca, m. John Raynor. 

(76) MICAJAH MOTT, son of John; will 17 of 8 mo., 
1781, prob. 24 Jan., 1783; m. Rachel . Issue: 

151. Sarah, m. Stephen Beats or Betts. 

152. Rebecca. 

153. Rachel. 

154. Micajah. 

155. Israel. 

156. John. 

(83) RICHBELL MOTT, son of Edmond; b. 3 Aug., 1728; 
d. 9 May, 1758; will 28 April, 1758, prob. 3 June, 1758; m. 1749, 
Deborah Dodge, b. 15 April, 1728. Issue: 

Margaret, b. 21 Sept., 1749; m. Hon. Melancthon Smith. 
Phebe, b. 21 Aug., 1751. 

(85) JOHN MOTT, son of Edmond; b. r of 8 mo., 1732; 
d. 1780/1; will 8 of 2 mo., 1773, prob. 15 March, 1781; legacy to 
Society of Friends, also to niece Margaret, the wife of Melanc- 
ton Smith, and brother Edmond of unsound mind. 

(loi) JACOB MOTT, of Hempstead, son of Jacob; b. 30 
June, 1756; d. 16 Aug., 1823; m. 25 Aug., 1776 (N. Y. Gen. & 
Biog. Rec, Vol. XIV., p. 72), Deborah, dau. of William Law- 
rence of Mosquito Cove, L. I., son of John. Issue: 

157. Jordan L., b. 12 Oct. 1798; d. 8 May, 1866. 

158. William L., b. 16 Jan., 1777; m. Dorothy Scudder. 

159. Richard L., b. 6 June, 1782; m. Elizabeth Deal. 

160. Jacob L., b. 13 Sept., 1784; m. Hannah Riker. 

Benj. Hicks' first wife was Elizabeth, dau. of Henry Mott. 


161. Mary, m. Ezekiel Smith. 

162. Deborah, m. Charles Smith. 

Will of the widow Deborah, 3 of 6 mo., 1825, prob. 20 March, 
1827, naming besides the above, viz.: the children of my son 
Wm. L. Mott, gv. dau. Jane Nicoll Mott, the dau. of my son 
Richard; gr. dau. Mary Smith, the children of my dau. 
Deborah Smith, and gr. son Jacob Mott", son of Jacob L. Mott. 

He removed to N. Y. City and was Alderman 1804/18 10. 

(97) ISAAC MOTT, son of Jacob; b. 1743; will 5 March, 
1780, prob. 7 May, 1780; m. Anne Coles of Glen Cove, L. I.; 
she b. 1748; d. 16 July, 1840. Issue: 

163. Samuel, of Sing Sing, N. Y. 

164. Jordan, b. 1768; d. 1840; m. Sept. 24, 1801, Lavinia 

(after called Winifred), dau. of James Striker of 
Strikers Bay, and Mary Hopper, his wife. Issue: 
several children, of whom Hopper Mott, b. 1815; 
d. 1864; m. Ruth A. Schuyler, and had issue: 
Hopper Striker Mott, b. 19 April, 1854; m. Mary, 
dau. of E. S. Lenox of N. Y. City. Issue, a son. 
Hopper Lennox Mott. 

165. Jacob. 

166. Jerusha, m. Rev. Geo. Strebeck of Jamaica, L. I. 

Isaac Mott was in the distillery business with Jordan and 
Stephen Coles. His wife was a sister of Robert Coles. 

(103) RICHARD MOTT, son of Jacob; b. 9 May, 1761; 
d. I Nov., 1814 (See Liber., Q, p. 120, Queens Co. Deeds); m. 
3 Oct., 1780, Martha Sutton. Descendants in Munsells' Am. 
Ancestry, Vol. X.) 

(106) WILLIAM MOTT, of Great Neck, L. I., son of 
William, b. 8 of i mo., 1743; d. 30 of 3 mo., 1826; m. 2 Dec, 
1789, Mary, b. 5 June, 1761; d. 5 of 8 mo., 1842; dau. of William 
Willis. Issue: 

+ 167. William Willis, b. 20 Feb., 1791; d. 5 of i mo., 1831. 
168. James Willis, b. 18 June, 1793; d. 15 Jan., 1795. 


+ 169. Robert Willis, b. 26 Oct., 1796; d. 19 Nov., 1846. 
+ 170. James Willis, b. 21 April, 1799; d. 22 Feb., 1849. 

(108) JAMES MOTT, son of William; b. 29 of 8 mo., 
«745; d, 16 of 9 mo., 1782. 

(109) ELIZABETH MOTT, dau. of William; b. 5 of 2 
mo., 1747; d. 7 of 9 mo., 1829; m. David Underbill, d. 7 Feb., 
181 1. Issue: 

171. William, b. 9 of 11 mo., 1774.* 

172. Elizabeth, b. 2 of 5 mo., 1784. 

(no) SAMUEL MOTT, of N. Y. City, son of William; b- 
i6 of 12 mo., 1750/1; d. I of 4 mo., 1791; m. 7 of 4 mo., 1784, 
Sarah, b. 25 July, 1756; d. 11 Dec, 1801; dau. of Henry Frank- 
linf and his wife Mary, dau. of Thos Seaman. Issue: 

+173. William Franklin, b. 11 Jan., 1785; d. 1867. 

174. Walter, b. 4 Dec, 1786; d. unm. 

175. Robert, so called in his father's will, but lately 

called Samuel Franklin, b. 7 Feb., 1789; d. 7 June, 


176. Sarah (posthumous), b. 25 Sept., 1791; m. John Wood. 

(113) JOHN MOTT, of N. Y. City, son of William; b. 24 
of 6 mo., 1755; d. 20 of II mo., 1823; will 9 of 7 mo., 1823, prob. 
23 Dec, 1823; not married, naming with other legatees Eliza- 
beth and Cornelia Underbill, daus. of Wm. Underbill (see under 
Elizabeth Mott, his sister). 

(114) HENRY MOTT, M. D., of New York, son of Wil- 
liam; b. 31 of 5 mo., 1757; d. 17 Dec, 1839; m. i Jan., 1783, 
Jane, b. 1761; d. 12 April, 1834; dau. of Samuel Way of Mas- 
peth, L. I., and his wife Esther, dau. of Obadiah Valentine and 
his wife Martha Willets. Issue: 

177. John Way, b. 19 Oct., 1783; d. 25 Oct., 1827; unm. 

* Wm. Underbill, had daus. Elizabeth and Cornelia named in will of 
John Mott, prob. 23 Dec, 1823. 

t Henry Franklin, b. I of 11 mo., 1731; d. i of 5 mo., 1763; m. Mary, 
dau. of Thos. Seaman. 


+ 178. Valentine, b. 20 Aug., 1785; d. 26 April, 1865. 

179. Esther Way, b. 16 April, 1789; d. 20 March, 1854; 


180. Eliza, b. 25 Aug., 1792; d. i April, 1866; unm. 

181. Maria, b. 31 Jan., 1796; d. 8 Feb., 1877; m. Setli M. 

Hobby, and had issue: Henry Mott Hobby, b. and 
d. 1826. 

(115) RICHARD MOTT, son of William; b. 20 of 8 mo., 
1759; d. 25 of 9 mo., 1795. His estate adms. upon 1798. 

(116) JOSEPH MOTT, of N. Y. City, son of William; b. 
II of I mo., 1762; d. 4 of 12 mo., 1801; will 30 of 11 mo., 1801, 
prob. 18 March, 1802; m. 17 of 3 mo., 1799, Abigail, dau. of 
Philip and Elizabeth Thorne. His widow Abigail, b. 4 Sept., 

1780; d. 3 July, 1836, m. 2d Griffin, by whom she had no 

issue. Issue: 

+ 182. Joseph S., b. 6 April, 1800; d. 27 Feb., 1881. 
183. Susan (posthumous), b. 10 May, 1802; d. 5 Dec, 1883; 
m. Aug. 18, 1831, Isaac S. Allen, b. 5 Jan., 1804; d. 
10 Oct., 1881; son of Samuel and his wife Rachel 
Buffett of Huntington, L. I. (see under Allen 

(117) BENJAMIN MOTT, of New York City, son of 
William, b. 19 of 3 mo., 1765; d. 21 of 10 mo., 1816; m. 27 of 12 
mo., 1798, Elizabeth, b. 11 Oct., 1779; d. 3 Feb., 1838; dau. of 
Jacamiah Akerly of N. Y. Issue: 

+ 184. Benjamin Akerly, b. 31 Dec, 1808; d. 20 Nov., 1838. 
185. Alfred Akerly, b. 11 July, 1811; d. 18 June, 1867; 

i86. Eliza Akerly, b. 26 Oct., 1815; d. 23 Nov. 1888; m. 

1832, Wm. H. Titus of N. Y. City, b. 24 March, 

1809; d. II Oct., 1874. Issue: Benj. Mott Titus, 

d. ae. 2 months. 

Will 21 Oct., 1816, prob. 25 Oct., 1816. 

(167) WILLIAM WILLIS MOTT, of N. Y. City, son of 


William; b. at Great Neck, L, I., 20 Feb., 1791; d. 5 of i mo., 
183 1, intestate; m. Susan, dau. of Henry Franklin and his wife 
Sarah, dau. of Jackamiah Akerly.* Issue: 

+187. Mary Franklin, b. 29 May, 1817; d. 1888; m. ist 
Benjamin A. Mott; m. 2d Wm. P. Jones of Conn. 

188. William, b. 29 Jan., 1819; m. Eleanor P. Waring. 

189. Henry, d. in infancy. 

See Liber., 12, p. 331, of Guardianship N. Y. City, for dates 
above given. 

(169) ROBERT WILLIS MOTT, son of William; b. 26 
Oct., 1796; d. 19 Nov., 1846; m. 17 Sept., 1819, Harriet Broome 
Cogswell, b. 16 March, 1790; d. 6 Sept., 1843; dau. of Dr. James 
Cogswell of N. Y. City, and his wife Abigail, dau. of John 
Lloyd and his wife Sarah Woolsey of Dosoris, L, I. Issue: 

+200 Harriet Stella, b. 13 Sept., 1820; d. 12 Dec, 1904; m. 
7 June, 1843, Wm. H. Onderdonk. 

(170) JAMES WILLIS MOTT, of Great Neck, L. I., son 
of William; b. 21 April, 1799; d. 22 Feb., 1849; m. ist 15 of 4 
mo., 1824, Abigail, b. 12 July, 1793; d. 12 Oct., 1836; dau. of 
Walter Jones. Issue: 

+201. William Jones, b. 22 Feb., 1825; d. 12 May, 1894. 

202. Mary Esther, b. 11 Oct., 1827; m. Samuel A. Jones. 

203. James Henry, b. 26 Sept., 1830; d. 8 Dec, 1830. 

204. John Jones, b. 23 July, 1833; d. 8 Dec. 1892; unm. 

M. 2d 22 of II mo., 1838, Lydia F., b. 24 of 8 mo., 1806; d. 19 of 
II mo., 1879; dau. of Obediah Townsend, and his wife Phebe, 
dau. of Joseph Lawrence, by whom he had no issue. 

(173) WILLIAM FRANKLIN MOTT, of N. Y. City, 
son of Samuel; b. 11 Jan., 1785; d. 3 May, 1867; m. 10 Dec, 
1807, Phebe, b. i March, 1789; d. 20 Aug., 1859; dau. of John 
and Phebe (Weeks) Merritt. Issue: 

* Jackamiah Akerly, m. Susannah, dau. of Amos Dodge, whose wife 
Sarah was dau. of Thomas Pell. 


205. Mary Franklin, b. 27 Feb., 1809; m. 8 July, 1829, 

Alfred Willis. 

206. Anna M., b. 20 Sept., 1813; m. i Sept., 1831; Walter 

M. Franklin. 
+207. William Franklin, b. 17 Aug., 1820; d. 25 May, 1882. 

208. Edward, b. 15 Oct., 1822; d. 27 Jan., 1824. 

209. Maria, b. 15 Aug., 1835; d. 4 Sept., 1847. 

(175) SAMUEL FRANKLIN MOTT, son of Samuel; b. 
7 Feb., 1789; d. 7 June, 1859; m. Anne, b. 1793; d. 25 Sept., 
1854; dau. of Thomas Leggett. Issue: 

210. Caroline, b. 26 March, 1815. 

211. A son, b. and d. 1817. 

212. Margaret L., b. 9 of 8 mo., 1818; m. ist George Ring; 

m. 2d Lindley M. Hoffman. 

213. Louisa v., b. 9 of 11 mo., 1820; m. ist James Ring; 

m. 2d Clinton Graham. 

214. Samuel F., b. 22 of 9 mo., 1822. 

215. Charlotte, b, 8 of 9 mo., 1824; d. i Aug., 1826. 

216. Ann Eliza, b. 17 of 3 mo., 1835; d. 1842. 

(178) VALENTINE MOTT, M. D., of N. Y. City, son of 
Henry; b. at Glen Cove, L. I., 20 Aug.. 1785; d. 26 April, 1865; 
m. 181 7, Louisa D. Munn, dau. of and Sarah of Phila- 
delphia. She survived her husband and left a will 24 Feb., 
1869, prob. 1873. Issue: 

217. Luttson, b. 1819; d. before 1872; unm. 

218. Louisa D., b. 1820; d. 17 Oct., 1893; m. Wm. H. 

Vanburen, M. D.. and had a dau. Sarah. 
+ 2 £9. Valentine, b. 22 July, 1822. 
+ 220. Henry A., b. 1825. 
+221. Alexander B., b. 31 March, 1826; d. 1890. 

222. Adelaide, b. 1828; m. 1844, Isaac Bell. 

223. Olivia M., b. 1830; m. Blacque. 

+224. Thaddeus Phelps, b. 7 Dec, 1831; d. 23 Nov., 1894. 
+225. Francis R., b. 5 July, 1833. 

(182) JOSEPH S. MOTT, son of Joseph; b. 6 April, 1800; 
d. 22 Feb., 1881; m. 1829, Mary, dau. of Nicholas Thorne of 


Skaneateles, N. Y. He resided at Delavan, Wis., where he d. 

225. Alice, b. 1833; d. 1868; m. E. W. Bryant. 

226. Louisa, b. 27 Oct., 1835; d. May 3, 1837. 

227. Robert M., b. 22 March, 1838; d. 1878; m. 1871, Angie, 

daughter of A. H. Thomas. They resided in 
Marcellus, N. Y. Issue: Edwin, b. 13 Nov., 1872. 
Frederic, b. i Aug., 1874. Mary T., b. 3 May, 1877. 

228. Benjamin, b. 7 March, 1842. 

229. Louisa, b. 3 April, 1844. 

230. Alfred, b. 1846. 

231. Jennie, b. 1848; d. 4 Dec, 1891; unm. 

(184) BENJAMIN AKERLY MOTT, son of Benjamin; 
b. 31 Dec, 1808; d. 20 Nov., 1838; m. 18 June, 1834, Mary F., 
b. 29 May, 1817; d. 1888; dau. of William Willis Mott, by whom 
he had no issue. She survived him and m. 2d William Parkin- 
son Jones of N. Y. City, and d. 7 Nov., 1888, leaving issue, viz.: 

Franklin M. Jones, b. 1850; d. J7 Oct., 1895; m. 6 June, 
1889, Carrie C, dau. of Frederick W. Bruggerhoff of 
Norton, Conn. 

Eleanor Mott Jones. 

William P. Jones. 

Mary Mott Jones? 

Virginia R. Jones? 

(200) HARRIET STELLA MOTT, dau. of Robert Willis 
Mott; b. 13 Sept., 1820; d. 12 Dec, 1904; m. 7 June, 1843, 
William H. Onderdonk of Great Neck, L. I., b. 5 March, 1820; 
d. II Dec, 1882; son of Benjamin T. and his wife Eliza, dau. of 
Rev. Moscrop and Eliza Handy. Issue: 

+232. Harriet Cogswell, b. 9 July, 1844; d. 23 March, 1881. 
233. Robert Mott, b. 26 Feb., 1846; d. 23 March, 1857. 

William H. Onderdonk; b. 9 July, 1844; d. 23 March, 1881; m. 
2 Feb., 1870, S. Vernon Mann, son of Edward J. and his wife 
Abbey, dau. of Edward Martin. Issue: 


+234. Edith Vernon Mann, b. 2 March, 1871. 

235. Alice Mann, b. 11 March, 1872; d. Aug., 1872. 
+236. Samuel Vernon Mann, b. 2 May, 1873. 

(234) EDITH VERNON MANN, dau. of S. Vernon 
Mann; m. 15 June, 1892, Francis May Simonds, son of Frederick 
W., of England, and his wife Sophie, dau. of Louis Phillippe 
de Luze (Swiss Consul). Issue: 

237. Eleanor Hearn, b. 7 June, 1893. 

238. Francis May, b. 17 Oct., 1894. 

239. Samuel V. M., b. 25 July, 1899; d. 4 March, 1900. 

240. Edith V. M., b. 22 Feb., 1901. 

(236) SAMUEL VERNON MANN, son of S. Vernon 
Mann, b. 2 May, 1873; m. n April, 1899, Helen Wagstaff 
Colgate, dau. of Robert Colgate and Henrietta Craig. Issue: 

241. Samuel Vernon, b. 16 Aug., 1900, 

(201) WILLIAM JONES MOTT, son of James W.; b. 22 
Feb., 1825; d. 13 May, 1894; m. 21 June, 1854, Catharine, b. 7 
Dec, 1 831; dau. of Theodore Saunders of Albany, N. Y. Issue: 

+242. James Willis, b. 23 Aug., 1855. 
+243. William Saunders, b. 19 Feb., 1865. 

He resided at Great Neck, L. I., on the old homestead of 
Lieut. Adam Mott(i) (the progenitor of the L. I. family), until 
1873, when he sold the homestead to Wm. R. Grace (Mayor of 
N. Y. City), and later (1879) removed to Dixondale, Gloucester 
Co., Virginia. 

(207) WILLIAM FRANKLIN MOTT, of N. Y. City, son 
of William F.; b. 17 Aug., 1820; d. 25 May, 1882; m. 13 Oct., 
1841, Jane, b. 18 June, 1818; d. 23 July, 1891; dau. of John L. 
Bowne, of N. Y. City, and his wife Elizabeth Howland. Issue: 

244. John L. Bowne, b. 23 Sept., 1842; m. 1882, at Bellport, 

L. I., Lucy Latham Barney. 

245. William Franklin, b. 29 April, 1845, of Toms River, 



246. Henry Franklin, b. i Oct., 1847; d, 22 June, 1888; m. 

Mary Jeffrey. Issue: Edith J. Mott, b. 27 Jan., 1876; 
m. 7 June, 1899, Horace A. Doan. 

247. Minnie Howland, b. 7 May, 1851; d. 8 Sept., 1895; m. 

18 June, 1879, Edward W. Perry. 

(219) VALENTINE MOTT, M. D., son of Valentine, 
M. D.; b. 22 July, 1822; d. 20 Sept., 1854; m. Isabella Fitzpat- 
rick of Edinburg. Will 26 April, 1852, prob. 11 Oct., 1854, 
disinheriting his wife. Issue: 

248. Frances S. L., m. Samuel Campbell, d. Feb., 1901; son 

of Geo. W. Campbell. Issue: Frances, and a dau. 
who m. John J. Boyd of Orange, N. J. 

(220) HENRY A. MOTT, of N. Y., son of Valentine, 
M. D.; b. 1825; d. 5 Feb., 1894; m. 1847, Mary, dau. of Joseph 
B. Varnum* of N. Y.; she d. in N. Y. Oct., 1905. Issue: 

249. Mary V., b. 1848. 

250. Joseph v., b. 5 Sept., 1849; d. 23 Jan., 1904, in 

Boston, and had a dau. Marie L., m. 14 Feb., 1899, 
Edgar Auchincloss of N. Y. City. 

251. Emma A., b. 1850; m. Sidney Whittemore. 

+252. Henry A., b. 1852; d. 1896 at Staten Island. Issue: 
two daus. 
253. Louisa D., b. 1859; d. 1885; m. Frank D. Gunther. 

(221) ALEXANDER B. MOTT, M. D., son of Valentine, 
M. D,, b. 31 March, 1826; d. 12 Aug., 1889; m. 1851, Arabella 
Upson Phelps, b. 1829; d. 1871; dau. of Thaddeus Phelps of 
Vermont, b. 1785; d. 1847; and his wife Dorintha Ellsworth. 
(See Loomis Gen., Vol. II., p. 713.) Issue: 

254. Louisa. 

255. Valentine, b. 17 Nov., 1852; m. Emily L. Irving (or 


* Hon. Jos. B. Varnum, b. 1818, was a son of Hon. Jos. B., b. 1786, and a 
gr. son of Maj.-Gen. Jos. B., 1750-1781. He m. Mary, dau. of Nathan B. 
Graham, and his wife Jean, dau. of Jas. Lorimer of London. He left issue 
as by his will, Julia M., Mary, the wife of Henry A. Mott, and Margaret, 
wife of James Underbill, a son of Benjamin T. of Oyster Bay. 


He m. 2d Minnie, dau. of Edmund T. Smith, from whom he 
was divorced. 

(224) GEN. THADDEUS P. MOTT, son of Valentine 
(178), M. D.; b. 7 Dec, 1831: d. 23 Nov., 1894, in Spain; m, 1858, 
Emily J. Daunton, d. 21 Aug. 1893. Issue: 

256. Marie Louise, b. 13 May, i860; d. 21 Jan., 1901; m. W. 

V. Carolin of N. Y. City. 

257. Valentine, b. 7 July, 1861. 

(225) FRANCIS R. MOTT, son of Valentine (178), M. D.; 
b. 5 July, 1833; d. in Cheshire, England; m. Catharine R. Saul. 

258. Louisa Valentine, m. Dr. Reed of N. Y. City. 

259. A son, d. in infancy. 

(242) JAMES WILLIS MOTT, son of William J. and 
Catherine Saunders Mott, b. 23 Aug., 1855; m. 25 Oct., 1904, 
Jennie Baine MacKay. 

(243) WILLIAM SAUNDERS MOTT, son of William J.; 
b. 19 Feb., 1865; m. 3 June, 1895, Anne L., dau. of S. J. C. 
Moore of Clark Co., Virginia, and his 2d wife Ellen Kounslar. 

260. Ellen Kounslar, b. 12 Feb., 1896. 

261. James Willis, b. March, 1898. 

262. Catharine Saunders, b. 5 March, 1900. 

He resided at Dixondale, Gloucester Co., Virginia. 

(252) HENRY A. MOTT, of Staten Island, son of Henry 
A.; b. 1852; d. 8 Oct., 1896; m. Ella M. . Issue: 

263. Genevieve Moffett, m. 15 June, 1897, Isaac B. Brennan 

of N. Y. 

264. Florence M., m. 1905, James Finck. 

He was Professor of Chemistry in N. Y. Medical College. 


Abbott, Louis A., 286 

Abell, Major, 90 
Abercrombie, Gen., 195 
Adams, Dorothy, 159, 258 

Dorothy Ann, 258 

George, 258 

family, 258 

Mary, 258 

Thomas, 159, 258 

William, 258 

Adriance, Isaac, 227 
Akerly, Elizabeth, 385 

Jacamiah, 385 

Jackamiah, 386 

Sarah, 386 
Akers, Sarah, 2^] 
Aibertson, Augustus, 296 

David Valentine, 325 

Derrick, 324, 325, 326 

Jacob, 326 

Temperance, 325 
Aldrich, Daniel, 122 

Keziah, 122 
Aldworth, Alfred, 184 

Daniel Jones, 184 

Eliza, 184 

Henry, 184 

Henry P., 184 

Henry Francis, 184 

Rosetta Baxter, 184 

Alexander, Catharine, 249 

James, 249 
Allen, Barker, 180 

Benjamin, 229, 321 

Charles P., 340 

Elizabeth, 230, 379 

family, 379, 385 

Frederick, 230 

Frederick G., 230 

Geo., 331 

Hannah, 230 

Harriet G., 230 

Henry, 379 

Henry Mott, 230 

Increase, 229, 230 

Isaac, 230 

Isaac S., 229, 385 

Isaac Spencer, 230 

Jacamiah, 343 

Jedadiah, 229 

John, 27 


Allen, Josiah Buffett, 230 
Lewis, 180, 230, 292 
Mary, 27, 340, 342, 379 
Mary Ann, 230 
Mary C, 180 
Mary Louise, 230 
Othaniel, 229 
Penelope, 282 
Philip, Jr., 339, 340 
Rachel, 229 
Roswell W., 180 
Sarah, 321,328, 329 
Sally M., 340 
Samuel, 230 
Susan, 230 
Susan Mott, 230 
Wm., 195 

Allerton, Isaac, 365 
Ailing, Abraham, 244 

Mary (Hauxhurst), 244 

Penelope, 244 
Allyn, John, 379 

John, Jr., 374 

Martha, 374 
AUsaebrook, Elizabeth, 361 
Almy, Christopher, 26, 255 

Job, 27 

Mary, 26, 27 

Peleg, 59 

Rebecca, 28 
Alsop, Richard, 242, 243 

Thos., 66 
Althause, Elwood, 156 

Elwood S., 156 

John, 156 

Eleanor, 156 

Martha, 156 

Althouse, Elizabeth, 123 

Jackson, 234 

Jane, 234 

John, 358 
Alward. Emma, 185 
Anderson, Elizabeth, 226 

Robt., 226 
Andros, gov., 35, 36, 40 
Applepate, Edward N., 180 

Helena, i^i 

Mary E., 180 
Armstrong, Susan, ^2,6 
Arnold, Isaac, 220 
Arthur, Robert, 309 



Ashman, John, 219 

Robert, 219 
Aspinwall family, 248 

Hannah, 247, 248 

John, 247, 248 

Joseph, 248 

Peter, 248 

Sarah, 247 
Auchincloss, Edgar, 390 
Austin, Phebe, 153 
Averill, Augustine, 147, 177, 267 

Ellen M., 267 

family, 177, 266 

Helen A., 267 

Henry R., 267 

Isaac, 266 

James Otis, 267 

J. Otis, 177 

Mary E., 267 

Mary P., 267 

Otis, 267 

Perry, 267 

Samuel, 267 

Sarah E., 267 

Sarah Elizabeth, 177 

William Judson, 267 
Avery, Jemima, 269 

John, 269 

Mary, 2^ 

Bach, James B., 273 

James H., 273 

Mary, 273 
Bacon, John, 216 
Baker, Arnold Watson, 307 

Charles, 304 

Edna Ela, 304, 307 

Edward, 303, 304, 308 

Edward F., 307 

Edward Folsom, 304 

Edward W., 304 

Edward Wortley, 304, 308 

E. Folsom, 189, 308 

family, 189, 303 

family chart, 305 

Francis Folsom, 307 

George, 304 

George C, 184 

George Folsom, 304 

Harris Dobell, 184 

Helen Folsom, 189, 303, 307, 308 

Jean Watson, 307 

Joan, 303 

John, 282 

John Henry, 307 

John Hutchinson, 307 

John White, 304 

Joseph, 304 

Joseph D., 304 

Baker, Louisa Folsom, 304 

Maria, 282 

Mary, 334 

Sarah Hutchinson, 307 

Susan Watson, 307 
Bagley, Freelove, 55 

Katharine, 279 


Timothy, 44, 55, 56, 60, 61, 63, 65, 

Thomas, 61, 279 
Bailey, Anna Pierson, 177, 237, 240, 241 

Ann Pierson, 239 

Catharine, 240 

Charlotte, 240 

Edmund S., 240 

Elizabeth, 239, 240 

Esther, 239, 240 

family, 239 

James, 240, 289 

John, 227, 239, 240, 277 

John W., 240 

Margaret, 240 

Mary, 240 

Nicholas, 239 

Phebe A., 240 

Rebecca, 277 

Sarah, 239, 240 

Theodora, 240 

Theodorus, 177, 237, 239, 240, 241 

William, 239, 240 
Baldwin, Elizabeth (Alsop), 233 

Richard, 233 

Temperance, 233 
Banks, Charles, 226 

David, 226 

Bankson, , 202 

Barclay, James, 231 
Barker, Amy, 354 

Samuel, 354 
Barnard, Joseph F., 157 

Martha, 157 
Barnardiston, Florence, 204 

Joan, 204 

Nathaniel W., 204 
Barnes, Elizabeth, 265 

Joshua, 352 

Thomas, 265 

Barney, Jos., no 

Joseph, 139 

Lucy Latham, 389 
Barstow, Caleb, 147 
Bartholomew, Henry, 308 
Bartow, Sarah, 226 
Bashford, Jane, 256, 378 
Basse, Jeremiah, 21 
Bassett, Edward, 348 
Battelle, Mary, 226 

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Battey, Abigail, 354 

David. 353 

Elizabeth, 354 

Geo., 354 

John, 354 

Phoeby, 354 
Batty, Abigail, 357 

David. 357 

Elizabeth, 357 

John. 357 
Baxter, Almira, 184 

Francis, 184 

Maria A., 182 

Maria Anne, 182 

Timothy, 182 
Bayard, Jas. Swinton, 206 

Oscar, 206 
Bayles, John, 331 

Rebecca, 331 

Mary, 331 
Beach, Caroline, 177, 267 
Beats (Betts), Stephen, 382 
Beatty, Abigail, 378 

Danl., 378 
Bedell, Matilda. 327 
Bell. Edward, 231 

family, 231 1 

Francis, 231 

James, 231 

Isaac, 231, 387 

Louis v., 231 

Olivia, 231 

Sarah, 231 

Valentine Mott, 231 
Bellany, Mary, 153 
Bellomont, Gov., 20, 21 
Bennett, , 231 

Jas. Gordon, 231 

Jeanette, 231 
Benson. Dirk, 318 

Eve, 318 

Helena, 247 

John. 247 
Berken. Jane, 299 
Bernard, Daniel, 209 

Jane, 209 
Berrien. Jean M.. 251 
Betts. Joanna. 315 

Richard. 315 
Bier, Jas., 331 
Bierck. Adolph. 162 
Bill, Gurdon, 164 

Mary, 164 
Billard. Samuel, 289 
Billop. Christopher, 98 
Birdsall, Benjamin, 100, 123, 233, 234, 

Benj., 100, III, 378 
Charlotte, 235 

Birdsall, Col., 112 

David, 234 

Eleanor, 235 

Elizabeth, 234, 358 

family, 123,233 

Freelove, lOi 

Freelove Jones, 123 

Henry, 234 

Jackson, 235 

Jemima, 339, 354 

John, 123, 234 

John T., 140 

Joseph, loi, 234 

Joshua, 234 

Margaret, 235 

Mary, 235 

Nathan, 233, 234 

Nathaniel, 234 

Phebe, 234 

Rose, 234 

Saml., 354, 355 

Samuel, 234, 339 

Susannah, 234 

Stephen, 234 

Thomas, 123, 234, 235 

Thos., 358 

William, 234, 263 

Wm., 263 
Bishop, Hamilton, 251 

Blacque, , 387 

Blackwell, Bridget, 277 

Caroline Amelia, 200 

Robert, 200 

Robt., 277 
Blanchard, F. L., 310 
Bleecker, John, 292 

John Rutger, 319 

Maria, 182, 319 

Rutger, 182 

Theophylact B., 167 
Bleijck. Ardiaentje, 297 
Bliss, George, 172 

Bloodgood, , 263 

Blunt, Abigail (Leighton), 238 

Charles, 238 

Eveline, 238 
Bockie family, 79 
Boerum, Catharine, 2>77 

John, 359 

Sarah. 162, 359 
Boese, Sarah N., 206 
Bogart, Elizabeth, 102 

Henry K., 147 

Jan Louis, 102 

Jan Louwrie, 102 

Margaret, 102 

Nicholas, 102 
Boggs, James, 175 
Boisseau, John, 352 



Bond, George W., 317 

Rose, 317 
Booth, , 262 

Sarah, 262 

Susannah, 277 
Borland, Paul H., 346 
Bostwick, Thos., 365 
Bowers, Henry, 158, 318 

Marianne, 158, 318 

Bowne, Abigail, 221 

Hannah, 27, 295 

Jane, 389 

John, 221, 242, 258 

John L., 389 

Maria, 134 

Martha J., 258 
Boyd, John, 335 

John J., 390 
Bradford, Anna A., 185 

George Dexter, 185 

William, 185 

William H., 185 

Wm. H., 185 
Bradstreet, Col., 99 
Brayton, Edward S., 320 
Brennan, Isaac B., 391 
Breton, Rebecca, 25 
Brewster, Wm., 350, 351 
Brice, Jas., 147 
Brick, Grace, 316 
Bridges, Chas., 255 
Briggs, John, 365 

Rebecca, 64, 217, 255 
Brigham, Elizabeth (Howe), 304 

Persis, 304 

Samuel, 304 

Brinckerhoff, Abraham, 223 

Abraham Joris, 239 

Aeltic (Strycker), 223 

Margretia, 223 

Mary C., 185 
Britt, Catharine, 356 
Bronson family, 84 
Brooks, Arethusia, 236 

David, 187, 249 

Isabella, 186, 249 
Broome, John, 175 
Brown, Hachaliah, 80 

J-, 351 

John, 222, 299 
Jonathan, 80 
Joseph, 260 
Mary, 222 

Brownell, Asa Cook, 251 

Caroline R., 251 
Brower, Mary, 316 

Samuel, 316 
Broyles, Margaret A., 226 

Bruggerhoff, Carrie C, 388 

Frederick W., 388 
Brundel, Richard, 367 
Brush, Benjamin, 257 

Daniel, 290 

Esther, 228 

Henry, 273 

Joseph, 228 

Julia, 167, 290 

Sarah, 232, 341 
Bryant, E. W., 388 

Henrietta, 310 

Melancton, 310 

Mary C, 273 

Seabury, 310 
Bryar, Edward K., 345 

James, 345 
Budd, John, 80, 82 

Mary, 314 
Budden, Harriet Bostock, 201 

James, 201 
Buden, Harriet, 202 

Jas., 202 

Wm., 202 
Buffet, Abigail, 313 
Buffett, , 230 

Jesse, 310 

Rachel, 230, 385 

Samuel, 385 
Bugy, J. H., 147 
Bunce, Capt., 328 

John, 310 
Burcham, Nathan, 59 
Burling, Edward, 372, 375 

Grace, 375, 376 

Jane, ^-72, 375 
Burnett, Mary, 319 

Mathias, 319 
Burr, Aaron, 216 
Burtis, Eleanor, 2,2) 

James M., 2,Z^ 162 

James Munroe, 162 

Margery Jones, 162 

Susan Cornelia, 162 

Townsend W., 2>Z 
Bush, Edward Arthur, 96 
Butler, Mary, 220 

Richard, 220 
Byerley, Mr., 51 

Caire, Fredk. J., 156 

Gilbert F., 156 

John S., 156 
Caldwell, Wm., 139 
Campbell, Frances, 390 

Geo. W., 390 

Samuel, 390 
Cannon, Bessie Duncan, 185 

Henry Rutgers, 185 



Cannon, Hester, 247, 248 

John, 247, 248 

Maria (Le Grand), 248 
Carle, Jacob, 323 
Carll, Ananias, 309, 310 

David, 310 

Hannah, 310 

JuHa, 309, 310 

Mary, 310 

Phineas, 310 

Piatt, 310 

Selah, 310 

Timothy, 309 
Carman, Daniel, 376 

Hannah, 223, 224 

John, 337 

Jos., 382 

Joshua, 333 

Martha, 334, 338 

Phebe, 126, 337 

Thomas, 224 

Thos., 50 
Carmen, Phebe, 333 
Carpender, Edith, 205 

Jeannie, 205 

J. S., 205 

Noel Lispenard, 205 

William, 205 
Carpenter, Ann, 222, 243, 326 

Benj., 326 

Benjamin, 326 

Joseph, 222, 243 

Ephraim, Jr., 32 

Mary, 243 

Nathaniel, 325 

Wm.. 325 
Carolin, W. V., 391 
Carrier, Hannah, 267 
Carroll, Patrick, 375 

Mary Ann, 374 
Case, Mary, 28t; 

Timothy, 285 
Cecil, Jennctte, 206 
Chadwick, Daniel C, 183 

French Ensur, 183 
Chambers, John, 73 

Mr., 51 
Charles, Robert, 71 
Charlick, Oliver, 144 
Charmley, Charles M., 267 
Chase family, 261 

John E., 261, 347 
Chatfield, Elizabeth, 278 
Cheeseman, Saml., 326 
Chisholm, Emily, 245 
Christie, James, 335 

Chubbock, , 230 

Sarah, 230 
Churchill, Marlborough, 189 

Clapp, Phebe, 138 

Thomas, 87 
Clark, , 82 

Arabella (Jones), 215 

Chas., 380 

Geo., 372 

George, 48 

Henry Martindale, 247 

Horace F., 144 

Sanford, 86, 215 

Thos., 72 
Clarke, J. S., 23 
Clarkson, Harriet Ashton, 165 
Clausen, Sophia, 182 
Clem, Sarah, 181 
Clement, Jane, 256 

Clements, , 309 

Clerkson, M., 118 
Clinton, Chas., 99 

De Witt, 108, 126, 127, 132, 134, 


Geo., 104, 106, 108 

George, 71, 103 

Gov., 19, 20, 67, 118, 129 

Mary, 134 
Clowes, Alctta, 222 

family, 82 

Gerardus, 78, 82, 103 

Mary, 234 

Saml., 106, 234 

Samuel, 76, 77, 82, 103, 222 

Thomas, 327 
Clows, Sarah, 81 
Cock, Daniel, 81, 326, 329 

David, 136 

family, 327, 329 

George W., 58, 59, 277 

Henry, 80 

James, 329 

John, 329 

Sarah, 326, 329, 330, 344 
Cocks, G. W., 324, 330, 351 
Coddington, Ann, 222 

Wm., 330 

Wm., 222 
Coe, Benj., 108 
Coerten, Anncke, 318 
Coggeshall, John, 26 
Cogswell, Harriet Broome, 386 

James, 386 
Coit. Henry, 147 
Colden, Alexander, 106 

Alice, 63, 218 

Gov., 63 

Henry, 218 

Lieut. -Gov., 18, 71, 72, 89 
Colleus, Arthur Morris, 237 
Coles, , 229 

Albert, 325 



Coles, Amelia, 326-328 

Ann, 26, 114 323, 324, 328 

Anna, 244, 326 

Anne, 141, 324, 326, 327, 340, 344, 

378, 383 
Benjamin, 324, 326, 359 
Caleb, 325 
Charity, 326 
Charles, 325 
Content, 326 

Daniel, 59, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327 
Daniel C, 327 
Daniel Cock, 327 
Deborah, 326 
Deliverance, 26, 324 
Derrick, 326 
Dinah, 324 
Dorcas, 325 
Elizabeth, 26, 323, 327 
Elizabeth (Wright), 259 
Ethelina, 345 
Ethelinda, 327 
family, 26, 323, 365 
Franklin A., 328 
Freegift, 325 
F. T., 323 
Henry, 136 
Isaac, 326, 327, 328 
Isaac R., 328 
Jac, 114 
Jacob, 141, 326, 327, 328, 330, 340, 

343, 344 
Jemima, 326 

John, 26, 323, 324, 325, 327 
Jos., 325 

Joseph, 259, 324, 325, 326 
Joshua, 327 
Loretta, 327 
Margaret, 327 
Martha, 326, 327, 343 
Martha L. H., 324 
Mary, 26, 58, 59, 295, 323, 324, 325 
Mercy, 325, 326 
Nathan, 325, 326 
Nathaniel, 28, 46, 59, 130, 183, 323, 

324, 325 
Nathaniel, Jr., 47, 118 
Nathaniel, Sr., 36 
Nathnl., 351 
Oscar L., 328 
Penelope, 259 
Phebe, 326, 327, 359 
Rachel, 326 
Rebecca, 33 
Robert, 26, 58, 59, 323, 324, 325, 

326, 3SI, 365, 383 
Samuel, 324 
Sarah, 26, 36, 58, 59, 183, 324, 326- 


Coles, Sarah Amelia, 229, 328 

Silas, 327 

Solomon, 324, 327, 328 

Stephen, 378, 383 

Susan, 328 

Susannah, 324 

Tamar, 325 

Thomas, 26, 327, 328, 344 

Thomas H., 328 

William, 244, 326 

William Hewlett, 328 
Colgate, Georgiana, 237 

Helen Wagstaff, 389 

Robert, 389 
Collins, Darby, 22 

Wm., 239 
Collister, Elizabeth, 280 

Hannah, 280 

Thomas, 280 
Collyer, Harriet, 348 

Richard, 348 

Richard C., 348 
Conklin, Anannias, 277, 360, 361 

Benjamin K., 254 

Buel, 254 

Cornelius, 361 

David, 361 

Elizabeth, 227, 254, 361 

Jacob, 361 

Jeremiah, 361 

John, 227, 360 

Lewis, 361 

Margaret S., 254 

Mary, 254, 361 

Richard M., 254 
Conkline, Henry, 2819 

Temperance, 289 
Conkling. , 270, 309 

Abigail, 362 

Alexander, 363 

Benjamin, 278, 361 

Conklin, Conkline family, 124, 360 

Cornelius, 362 

David, 362 

Deborah, 363, 364 

Elizabeth, 119, 362, 364 

Epenetus, 363, 364 

Eunice, 364 

Hallet, 363 

Hannah, 289, 363 

Henry, 319 

Isaac, 363 

Israel, iii, 123, 124,363 

Jacob, III, 119, 123, 124, 289, 362, 

363 . 
Jeremiah, 277, 362 
Jesse, 363 
Joanna, 270 
John, 124, 361-363 



Conkling, Martha, 362 
Mary, 266. 361, 362 
Mary G., 277 
Phebe, 363 
Piatt, 363 
Rebecca, 362, 364 
Richard, 155 
Richard M., 266 
Sarah, 362, 364 
Smith, 363 
Stephen, 362 
Susannah, 363 
Timothy, 124, 361, 362 
Thomas, 362 
William, 364 

Conroy, Florence L., 205 

Jas. W., 205 
Conselyea, John, 102 

Margaret, 102 

Constable, Harriet, 318 
Cooke, Nannie, 351 
Coombs, Elizabeth, 252 

Francis, 252 
Cooper, Hannah, 250 

James Fenimore, 15, 195 
Cornell, , 277 

Archibald, 336 

Benjamin, 256 

Caleb, 124, 256, 293, 333 

Deborah, 256 

Elizabeth, 255, 256 

family, 255 

John, 50, 78, 255, 256, 333 

Joshua,2s6, 331,332, 333 

Margaret, 293 

Martha, 298 

Mary, 357 

Mary T., 342 

Mary Tredwell, 345 

Mayche, 298 

Phebe, 293, 336 

Rebecca, 255 

Richard, 255, 256, 257 

Samuel, 337, 372 

Saml., 377 

Sarah, 63, 217, 255 

Silas, 256, 378 

T. C, 218, 379 

Thomas, 68, 217, 255, 256, 257 

Thomas C, 378 

Thos., 50, 63. 64, 67, 69, 78, 357 

Thos. C, 256, 367, 374 

Whitehead, 257 

William, 256. 257, 333, 337 

Cornwell, Hewlett, 294 
Margaret, 124 
Phebe, 294 
Richard, 220 

Cornwell, Samuel, 134 
Cortelyou, Jacques, 335 

Peter, 335 

Simon, 224 

Cortilieau, Peter, 44 
Cosby, Gov., 66 
Cousins, Susanna, 307 

Covert, ,314 

Cowenhoven, Helen, 299 

Sarah, 299 

Wm., 299 
Cox, Alexander R., 186 

Geo. W., 26 

Townsend, 182 

Wilmot Townsend, 182 
Cozine, Margaret, 102 
Craig, Henrietta, 389 
Cranston, Gov., 21 
Creed, , 356 

Elizabeth, 223, 226 

Benj., 336 

William, 226 

Wm., 223 

Crittenden, A. S., 179 

E. D., 153, 179 

Olin M., 179 
Crommelin, Ann, 158 
Crooker, Abigail, 243 

Sarah (Hauxhurst), 243 

Wm., 243 

Crooks, Ramsay, 147 
Crosbv, Josepha, 165 

William H., 165 

Wm. Bedlow, 165 
Croswell, Archibald, 265 

Mary, 265 
Cruger, Bertram, 165 

Henry, 186 

Mary, 165 

Matilda, 186 
Cuming, Fortcscue, 266 
Curtis, Lewis, 147 
Cutting, F. B., 148 

Francis B., 168 
Cuyler, Sarah, 268 

Darling, Lydia, 344 

Lydia Ann, 346 
Daunton, Emily J., 391 
Davenport, Francis, 333, 335, 340, 341 

Martha, 335. 341,345 

Newberry, 187, 335, 340 

Sally, 187 

Sally M.. 340 

Davidson (Davison), Sarah, 153 
Davies, Chas.. 311 

Louisa Henrietta, 311 



Davis, Betsey, 236 

Elizabeth, 285 

Lydia, 327 

Silvanus, 288 

William, 285 
Davison, Clemence De Mott, 181, 193 

Edith Larn, 193 

Edith Mildred, 193 

Hazel Osborne, 193 

Lewis, 193 

Lois Stanhope, 193 

Mary Judith, 164 

Lewis William, 193 

Alma Mary, 193 

Marion C, 193 

Mary, 193 

Winfield, 181, 193 
Deal, Elizabeth, 382 
Deane, Christopher, 248 

Hannah, 248 
Death, Martha, 304 
de Boisauvin, Emma Van Schalkwyck, 

de Ferentino, Peter, 316 
De Hart, Agnes, 335 
de Hartley, Constantine, 22 
Dekey, Jacobus, 217 
de Lancey, Anne, 87, 89, 92, 94, 195 

Anne Charlotte, 15, 93, 96, 195 

Ed. P., 74 

Edward P., 15,24,39 

Edward Floyd, 10, 94, 195 

E. P., 64 

Elizabeth Caroline, 195 

Floyd, 203 

Genl, 98 

James, 11, 15, 68, 70, 87, 89, 92, 195 

Jas, 88, 89 

John, 96 

John P., 89, 93, 195 

Judge, 103 

Lieut.-Gov., 71, 73 

Maria Frances, 195 

Martha Arabella, 195 

Oliver, 297 

Susan Augusta, 195 

Thomas James, 195 

William Heathcote, 195 

Wm. Heathcote, 94 
Delatour, Josephine, 292 
de Luze, Louis Phillippe, 389 

Sophie, 389 
Denton, Jane,339 

Jeane, 320, 334 

Martha, 336 
de Peyster, Abraham R., 249 

Elizabeth, 249 

John, 102 
Deurcant, Mary, 361 

de Vandie, Marguerite, 202 
De Witt, Simon, 92 
Dickinson, John, 47 

Joseph, 58 

Samuel, 46, 47 
Disbrowe, Henry, 369 
Dix, Rev. Dr., 170 
Doan, Horace A., 390 
Dodge, Amos, 386 

Deborah, 163, 382 

Martha, 161 

Susannah, 386 

Tristam, 221, 374 

Wm. E., 147 

Dodges, Daniel, 118 
Dollilier, Mary Yates, 183 
Dorian, Elias, 2)77 
Dongan, Gov., 29, 44, 303 

Walter, 194 
Doty, Hannah, 218 

Isaac, 46, 47, 322 

John H., 62, 121 

Joseph, 62 

Doughty, Benjamin, 354 
Catharine, 346 
Charles, 351 
Chas., 354 
Hannah, 354 
James, 62 
Jas., 63 
John, 354 
Martha, 354 
Mary, 218, 269 
Miriam, 160 
Mirriam, 265 
Phebe, 354 
Samuel, 354 
Sarah, 257, 354 

Douw, Catharine, 82 
Downing, , 358 

Isaac, 136 

Letitia, 295 

Mary, 324 
Downs, Wm., 25 
Doxy, Katharine, 287 

Thomas, 287 
Draper, Wm., 89 
Drummond, Jannet, 183 

Mary, 183 

William, 183 
Duane, Anthony, 318 

Charles C, 158 

Elizabeth, 318 

family, 318 

James, 104, 105, 158, 318 

James Chatham, 158, 318 

John B., 318 

Maria B., 318 



Duane, Robert L., 318 

Maria Bowers, 158, 318 

William N., 318 
Duer, Chief Justice, 135 

Hon. Judge, 128 
DufF, Elizabeth, 206 

Margaret, 206 

Peter, 206 

Dummitt, Col., 183 
Du Mont, Lucy, 188 

Van Gaasback, 188 
Dundass, Eliza, 263 

James, 263 

Dunn, Ballard, 182 
Martha, 96 
Mary Berthenia, 182 

Duryea, James, 91 

Jane, 299 

Phebe, 359 
Dusenbury. Elizabeth, ^33, 336 
Dyckman, Jacob, 67 

Eatop, Cornelia, 138 
EdsalL Ann, 259 
Edwards, Fredk. K., 292 
Ela, Edna, 308 

John, 308 
Eldert, Henry, 327 

Luke, 224 

Rachel, 224 

Elliot, Anne, 281 

Archibald, 281 
Ellis, John, 231 

Mary, 231 
Ellsworth, Dorintha, 390 
Elmendorf, Catharine, 319 
Elmendorph. Catharine, 182 

Emery, Hannah, 332, 334 
Emmons, Daniel, 286 

Hannah, 286 
Evans, John, 44, 210 

Margaret Eliza, 183 
Evarts, Louisa Wardner, 312 

Wm. M.,312 
Evert, Cornelia, 102 
Everts, Cornelia, 102 
Elyessen, Bastiaen, 247 

Metje, 247 

Fang^res, Lewis, 231 
Marie, 231 

Fanning, David, 289 
Farragut, Admiral, 240 
Farret, Wm., 300 
Farrington, Thos., 331 
Farwell, John, 236 
Faucett, John, 348 

Feeke, Elizabeth, 241, 242 

Hannah, 241 

Robert, 241, 242, 274 
Fernau, Rudolph, 349 
Ferris, Abigail, 266 

Ann, 266 

David, 266 

Edward, 266 

E. H.,205 

George, 266 

Hannah, 352, 374 

John, 351.352, 374 

James, 266, 352 

Lillian I, 205 

Marcy, 266 

Mary, 352 

Thomas, 266 
Field, Caroline, 251 

Nathan, 353 

Robert, 321 

Sarah. 253, 332 

Thomas, 353 
Finck, James, 391 
Fithian, Esther, 291 
Fitzpatrick, Isabella, 390 
Fitzrandolph, Edward, 353 
Fleet, Arnold, 228 

Deborah, 228 

Hannah, 132, 282 

Henry, 225 

John, 132,225,282,314 

Judith, 228 

Margaretta (Selleck), 225 

Margery (Tobias), 132,282 

Mary Ann, 255 

Mary K., 225 

Samuel, 255 
Fleetwood, Admiral, 255 

Thomas, 255 
Flemming, Bartholomew. 268 

Janet, 268 
Fletcher, Col., 18, 24 

Gov., 19, 72 

Catharine E., 225 
Fleury, Balthazar, 281 

family. 281 

Hannah, 281 

Henry, 281 

James, 281 

James A.. 280, 281 

Jane E., 281 

Jane Elma, 280 

John B.. 281 

Margaret. 281 

Martha, 281 
Flower, Roswell P.. 203 
Floyd, Andrew, 209 

Anne Willett, 97, ig.S 

Arabella, 77 



Floyd, Benjamin, 98 

Charity, 194 

Charles, 194 

David R., 81, 93, 97 

David Richard, 75, 76, 97, 195, 197 

Elizabeth, 89 

Eunice, 194 

family, 97 

Margaret, 65, 194 

Nicoll, 194, 284 

Richard, 51, 65, 74, 77, 89, 97, 98, 
194, 195, 197 

Ruth, 194, 284 

Susannah, 194 

William, 194 

Wm., 105, 284, 291 
Floyd-Jones, Andrew Onderdonk, 197 

Arabella, I97 

Arthur, 201 

Charles, 198, 202 

Cornelia, 201, 205 

David R., 10, 160, 198, 201, 205 
David Richard, 97, 195, 199 

David Thomas, 197 

Delancey, 18, 198 

Edith, 207 

Edward, 198, 202, 206, 207 

Edward Henry, 203, 207 

Edward Pearsall, 201, 206 

Elbert, 198, 201, 202, 20?, 206 

Elizabeth Underbill, 201 

Ella, 200, 204, 207 

Emily Glentworth, 201, 206 

family, 160, 197 

Fanny, 200, 204 

Frederick, 200, 205 

George, 201, 206 

George Stanton, 199, 204 

Glentworth, 206 

Grace, 206 

Helen Watts, 198, 203 

Henrietta, 199, 204 

Henry, 53, 130, 168, 169, 198, 202 

Henry O., 198, 202, 203 

Henry Onderdonk, 197 

Jeannie, 200, 205 

Josephine Katharine, 168, 198 

Kenneth, 206 

Louisa A., 258 

Louisa Ackerly, 203, 206 

Mary Louisa, 199 

Mary Wigham, 201 

Maud Glentworth, 206 

Muriel, 206 

Robert, 202 

Robert Blackwell, 200 

Royal Phelps, 200 

Sarah, 198 

Sarah Hall, I99, 204 

Sarah Maria, 198, 202 

Floyd-Jones, Sarah Thome, 201 
Stanton, 199 
Semple, 202 

Thomas, 97, 160, 197, 202, 205 
Thomas Langley, 199 
Thomas Linton, 206 
Thomas Richard, 199 
William, 198, 200, 201, 204, 205, 207 
William Chauncey, 200 
Wm., 172 

Folsom, Clarissa Edna, 304, 308 

Edna, 304 

family chart, 305 

James, 307, 308 

John, 307 

Peter, 307 

Thomas, 304, 308 
Fones, Elizabeth, 241, 242, 274 

Thomas, 241 
Fordham, John, 29, 283 

Mary, 303 

Robert, 303 

Temperance, 283 
Forman, Hannah, 242 

Mercy, 234 

Moses, 242 

Samuel, 234 
Forrest, Alexander Patterson, 183 

Clara Patterson, 183, 184 

Margaret Hope, 184 

Foster, , 376 

Fowler, Andrew, 129 

John, Jr., 39 
Frances, Mary, 228 
Franklin, Betsey J., 137 

Henry, 384, 386 

Maria, 134 

Matthew, 256 

Sarah, 384 

Susan, 386 

Walter, 134 

Walter M., 387 
Eraser, James, 266, 347, 349 
Freeman, Constant, 236 

Cornelius V., 181 

Harris A., 180 

Susan H., 181 
Frisbie, , 152, 153 

John S., 153 
Frost, , 287 

Frost, Anne (Underbill), 244 

Daniel, 80 

Geo., 244 

Jacob, 80 

Lula, 287 

Mary, 259 

Philomen, 311 

Sarah, 311 

Rebecca, 244 



Frost, Susannah (Coles), 259 

Walter, 343 

Wright, 80 

Wm., 259 
Fry, — , 266 

John, 221,294 

Mary, 294 
Fulham, Rev. Dr., 209 
Fuller, Franklin D., 152 

Jos. B., 152 

Mary, 179, 236 

Mason, 179 
Furt, Barthd., 51 

Gaillard, Jos., Jr., 147 
Gale, Anna, "jj 

Arabella Jones, 86 

Edmund, 86 

John, 77, 86 ■ • 

Margaret, 86 ' 

Gans, M., 147 

Anna Mary, 86 
Gardiner, Abigail, 270 

Abraham, 270 

Adele G., 186 

Albert G.; 270 

Coralie Livingston, 186 

Eliza, 297 

Elizabeth, 270, 300 

Elizabeth Gracie, 149 

Eliza G., 273 

family, 186, 270 

family chart, 271 

Fanny P., 262, 273 

Fanny Rysam, 273 

George C., 273 

George Conklin, 273 

Jerusha, 270 

John, 186, 270, 278 

John H., 270 

John Lion, 300 

John Lyon, 186 

Jonathan, 149, 262, 268, 270, 273, 

297, 314 
Lion, 186, 2TJ, 361 
Louise C., 273 
Mary, 270, 277,361 
Mary E., 273 
Matthew, 270 
Nancy R., 273 
Nancy Rysam, 273 
Nannie V. N., 273 
Phebe, 270 
Rachel, 270 
Sally G., 2JT, 
William G., 2yz, 314 
William Gracie, 273 
Winthrop, 186 
Garetson, Matthew, 29 

Gelston, John, 270 

Phebe, 270 

Sally, 270 
Gerrits, Claertje, 25 
Gibbs, Andrew, 35 

Hannah, 184 
Gildersleeve, Thos., 46 
Giles, Clara Butler, 206 

Gertrude Evelyn, 206 

Howard Glentworth, 206 

Howard Malcolm, 206 

John, 206 

John Randolph, 206 

Lillian Willard, 206 

Robert Malcom, 206 
Gillian, E. H., 147 
Gilman, Catharine, 307 

Edward, 307 

John, 307 

Mary, 307 
Glentworth, Emily, 201 

family, 202 

George, 202 

Plunket F., 201, 202 

Thomas, 202 

Thos., 202 
Glover. , 21 

Daniel, 165, 185 

Eliza, 185 

Henrietta, 165 

Mary Cruger, 185 

Samuel, 288 

Simon, 288 
Golding, John, 22 

Wm., 367 
Goodhue, Robt. C, 147 
Gorton, Elizabeth, .324 

Maer (I\Lnrtha). 323 

Mahershallalhasbaz (Martha), 


Samuel, 324 
Gould, Fayette, 313 
Grace, Wm. R.. 369, 389 
Gracie. Archibald, 146, 268. 297 

Mary, 297 

William, 297 
Graham. , 227 

Clinton. 387 

Jas. Lorimer, 128 

Margaret. 218 

Mary, 390 

Nathan B., 390 
Grafton. Thomas. 287 
Grandine. Harriet A., 230 
Green. Anna, 292 

David, 292 

Mary, 202 

Griffin. .385 

Grinnell, Cornelius, 147 



Griswold, Achsah, 304 
Gunther, Frank D., 390 
Hager, Elizabeth, 259 
Hagner, Elizabeth, 256 

Henry, 350 

Isc, 350 

Haines, Julia, 205 
Napoleon J., 206 

Hale, Josiah L., 146, 147, 169, 170 

Rev. Dr., 148 
Hall, Eliza, 160 

Scudder, 161 

William, 161 

Hallett, Andrew, 274 

Elizabeth, 83, 277, 332, 333, 335, 352 

family, 274 

Grace, 277, 333 

Hannah, 277 

Joseph, 274 

Katharon, 277 

Martha, 277 

Mercy, 277 

Rebecca, 274, 277, 353 

Saml., 333 

Samuel, 83, 274, 277, 352 

Sarah, 274 

William, 52, 242, 274, 352, 353 

Wm., 277 

Wm., Sr., 277 
Halliday, James, 139 
Hallock, Abigail, 221 

Ann, 138 

Arabella, 138 

Ed., 139 

Edward, no, 138 

John, 221 

Margaret, 221 

Mary, 138 

Susan, 138 

Halsey, , 264 

Ham, Rebecca, 184 
Hammett, Augustus, 151 

Augustus Jones, 152 

Clara Jones, 152 

Jonathan, 151 

Samuel, 151 
Hammond, John, 122 
Hampton, Anne, 287 

James, 287 
Hand, Augustus N., 191 

C. A., 170, 191 
Hamilton, Alexander, 186 

Marion, 268 

Handley, Ella, 313, 314 
Handy, Eliza, 388 
Han ford, Elanthan. 355 
Thomas, 355 

Harcurt, Dorothy, 329 

Elizabeth (Potter), 329 

Richard, 329 
Harcutt, Isabella, 232 

Richard, 232 
Hardy, Gaston, 246 

Thomas, 365 
Hargous, P. A., 147 
Haring, Cornelia, 102, 291 

Elbert, 102, 104, 129, 291 

Elizabeth, 102, 129 

family, 102 

John, 102 

Margaret, 102 

Peter, 102 

Sarah, 102 
Harper, Mary, 342 
Harring, Cornelia, 291 

Elbert, 291 

Sarah, 291 
Harris, E. D., 368, 370 

Ed. D., 377 

John Adolphus, 96 
Harrison, Abby Ann, 266 

Admiral, 265 

David, 266, 344 

Dr., 26s 

family, 265 

Francis, 266 

Harriet Augusta, 266, 347, 349 

Mary, 266 

Phoebe, 266 

Thomas, 266, 344, 349 

Thos., 347 

Harvey, Matthias, 323 
Harvy, Matthias, 58, 59 
Hascall, Asa, 240 
Hauxhurst, Christopher, 59, 324 

family, 325 

Mary, 58, 59, 324 

Sampson, 324 
Havens, , 270 

C. G., 168 

Hannah, 270 
Hawkins, Adelia, 189 
Hawley, Edith, 202 

Henry E., 202 
Hawxhurst family, 26 

Mary, 26 

Samson, 26 

Hayes, Henry, 230 

Isaac, 307 

Susan, 307 
Hayner, Elizabeth, 124, 293 
Hayward, Abigail, 233 
Hazard, Joseph, 289 

Mary, 289 

Samuel, 289 



Heathcote, Anna, 195 

Caleb, 89, 195 
Hedges, Jeremiah, 278 
Hegcman, Adrian, 223 

Hannah, 240 

Joseph, 223 

Henderson, Peter, T,i7 
Hendrick, James, 312 

James B., 312 
Hendrickson, Asa C, 181 

Skidmore, 143 
Henry. Joshua J., 147 
Herbert, Henry W., 160 

Martha, 288 

Mary, 288 

Herriman, Ehza, 232 
Stephen, 232 

Herring, Cornelia, 102 
Elbert, 102 
Elizabeth, 103 
Joan, 281, 282 

Hewlett, , 254, 295 

Abraham Van Wyck, 348 

Abraham V. W., 343, 344, 346 

Alfred Alonzo, 346 

Alfred J., 344, 346 

Amelia, 26, 328, 344 

Anna J., 229 

Anna Jane, 347 

Anne, ?,27 

Anne M., 329 

Beni.,91,334, 350 

Benjamin, 320, 332, 334, 338, 339, 

Benjamin H., 338 
Capt., 100 
Catharine, 345 
Charity (Peters), 340 
Charles, 138, 148, 335, 340, 341, 

344, 345, 359 
Charles N., 348 
Charles P., 339 
Charlotte, 2>37 
Chas, 257, 337, 341 
Col., 99 
Cyrus. 343 
Daniel. 109, 113, 226, 330, 332, 

334. i3(^,?,2,9, 353, 355 
Danl., 336 
Del)orah, 334 
Divine. 26. 114, 116, 141. 142, 149, 

176, 266, 310, 327, 328, 340, 341, 

344, 345, 347, 348 
Edgar, 346, 348 
Edward L., 342 
Edward T., 347 
'Eliza A., 137 

Hewlett, Elizabeth, 114, 135, 140, 187, 

257. 310. 329. 33 1. J35. 336, 338. 
341, 344, 346, 347 

Emma, 347 

Emery, 334 

Estelle, 233, 345 

family, 27, 1 13, 125, 149, 166, 330 

Fanny Cook, 348 

Frances, 342 

Frederick W., 349 

Geo., 334, 350, 355, 360 

George, 113, 225, 253, 277, 320, 

330, 339, 341, 343, 346, 348, 350, 

Grace, 346 
Hannah, 27, 112, 115, 116, 135, 

224, 253, 257, 266, 332, 334, 336, 

340, 342, 344, 347, 350 
Harriet W., 342 
Helen, 343 
Helena, 335 
Henrietta A., 349 
Henry, 203, 342 
Henry T., 329, 333 
Henry Willctt, 340 
Isaac, 114, 116, 140, 143, 224, 336, 

i3^. 340, 343, 344, 346 
Jacob C, 149, 175, ^7(>, 261, 345, 

346. 349 
James, 260, 333, 336, 338, 339, 342, 

Jane, 254, 331, 334, 336, ^37, 339, 

342, 365 
Jane Augusta, 346 
Jemima, 2,2,?,, 334. 338, 339 
Jennie V. W., 348 
John, 27, 28, 100, 112, 114, 125, 

135, 138, 141, 145, 148, 224, 330. 

i?,2, 334, 336, c,?,^, 340, 342, 345. 

347, 348, 353, 355 
John A., 347, 348 
John C, 341.344 
John D., 266 

Jolin Divine, 149, 345. 347. 349 
John J., 137^295, 338, 341, 343 
John Jacob. 349 
John Van Wyck, 346 
John V. W.. 343. 348 
John Willctt, 339 
Joseph. 1S7. 217, 219, 332, 335. 

i?,7, 339 
Josephine, 346 
Josephine L.. 232, 343 
Josepli L., T67, 225, 229. 232, 233. 

339. 342, 345 
Joseph Lawrence, 345 
Julia. '546 
Julia E.. 348 
Katharine, 336 



Hewlett, Lawrence, 320, 329, 335, 339, 
340, 342 
Lewis, 252, 256, 2yT, 330, ZZZ> 336, 

339, 341, 359, 367 
Lewis S., 336 
Loretta, 141, 344 
Louis, 331, 349 
Louisa, 346 
Margaret Ann, 345 
Marian, 346 
Martha, 129, 254, 256, 333, 335, 

341, 342, 344, 345, 359 
Mary, 114, 320, 2>^i, 332, 333, 335, 

338, 343, 345, 347, 353 
Mary (Allen), 225 
Mary Ann, 292, 294 
Mary Anne, 342 
Mary Cornell, 345 
Mary E., 345 

Mary Elizabeth, 149, 175, 347 
Mary J., 137 
Mary V. W., 336, 344 
Mary W., 348 
Newberry, 342 
Nancy, 338, 342 
Oliver, 323, 337, 344 
Phebe, 117, 137, 138, 256, 261, 295, 

332, 333, 336, 339, 350 
Phebe Jones, 149 
Phoebe, 337,33^, 343, 345 
Phoebe A., 347 
Phoebe E., 349 
Phoebe T., 341 
Rebecca, 329, 332, 334, 338 
Richard, 98, u 3, 329, 333, 334,337, 

Rhoda, 344 
Robert, 349 
Rosannah, 338 
Ruth, 256, 333, 335, 337, 346 
Rudolph C, 349 
Samuel, 117, 226, 295, 333, 336, 

338, 344. 345, 348 
Sarah, 109, 329, 333, 334, 337, 344 
Sarah E.. 149, 347, 348 
Sarah Elizabeth, 176 
Sarah M., 225 
Sarah Maria, 342 
Sarah V. W., 342, 343, 344 
Stephen. 333, 336, 338, 339 
Susan, 167, 229 
Susan L., 348 
Susan M., 343 

Susannah. 329. 335. 338, 339, 346 
Susannah P., 342 
Susannah Peters, 225, 292 
Thomas, 330, 337, 343, 365 
Thomas P., 349 

Hewlett, Timothy, 334 

Townsend, 114, 116, 125, 129, 295, 

340, 345, 347, 348 
Van Wyck, 344 
Walter Jones, 349 
Walter R., 149, 174, 176, 347, 348, 

Walter Restored, 349 
Whitehead, 225, 254, 292, 294, 339, 

Whitehead D., 339 
William, 330, 334, 336, 338, 339, 34S 
Whitehead, 225, 254, 292, 339, 342, 
William Divine, 346 
William H., 336 
William M., 327 
William Moyles, 343 
Wm., 338 
Wm. M., 142 

Hicks, Abigail, 257 
Alice, 323 
Benj., 66, 376,382 
Benjamin, 327, 328 
Caroline, 137 
Celesta, 342 
Elias, 136 
Elizabeth, 136 
family, 66 
Henry W., 147 
Isaac, 66, 67 
Jacob, 328, 337 
John, 220, 337, 377 
John M., 342 
Joseph, 136 
Mary, 225, 226, 269 
Mary T., 137 

Rachel (Seaman), 327, 328 
Robert, 220 
Sarah, 328 
Thos., 69, 220, 269 
Silas, 327, 328 
Stephen, 337 
Whitehead, 88, 323 
William, 136 

Hide, Henry, 30 
Higbee. Eugene, 154 

Louisa, 154 

Marie, 154 

Richard, 154 

Samuel, 154 

Higbie, Rev. Dr., 148 

Hildreth, , 264 

Hill, John, 82 
Hinchman, Benjamin, 88 

Sarah, 218 

Thomas, 218 
Hinman, R., 269 
Hitchcock, Wm. R., 143 



Hite, John W., 317 

Victoria, 317 
Hoagland, Benjamin, 124 

Catharine, 124 

Cornelia, 124 

Elbert, 124 

(Hoogland), John, 124 

Ludlow, 124 

Susan, 124 

William, 124 
Hobbv, Henry Mott, 385 

Hoffman, Elizabeth, 239 

Lindley M., 387 

Robert. 239 
Hoggeshall, John, 26 
Hoke, Robert, 226 
Holbrook, Lovell, 147 
Hollister, Elizabeth, 261 

John, Jr., 261 

Joseph, 263 

Mary, 263 
Holly, Hannah, 231 
Holme, Hannah, 316 
Homan, , 285 

Clemence, 285 

John, 284 

Mary, 284 
Hone, Margaret, 185 

Philip, 185 
Hopkins, , 325, 326 

Ichabod, 324 

Rachel, 325, 326 

Saml., 87 

Sarah, 324 

Wm., 326 
Hopper, Mary, 383 
Hornbeck, Henry, 139 

Henry I., 140 

Phebe, 140 
Horsfield, , 334 

Israel, 334 
Horsmanden, Daniel, 73 
Hosack, Dr., 109 
Horton, Jos., 326 
Howard, Alice, 246 

Beekman, 245 

Billopp Seaman, 246 

Catharine, 1.32, 190 

Edmund Kortright, 246 

family, 244 

George Rumsey, 307 

Geraldine, 307 

Gouvcnour Kortright, 246 

Harriet Kortright, 246 

Harriet Lee, 245 

Henry Middleton, 245 

Henry S., 246, 247 

Hess Lee, 246 

Howard, Jas. P., 199 

Joseph Lee, 245 

Katharine, 244 

Katharine Seaman, 246 

Lee, 245 

Maria, 179 

Mary Lee, 245 

Robert, 245, 246 

Robert Lee, 246 

Robert T., 190, 247 

Robert Theus, 245, 246 

Susan Lee, 245 

Susan S., 246 

Theus, 245 

William Lee, 245 

Wm., 179 
Howell, , 264 

Arthur, 300 

Daniel, 315 

Edward, 300, 303 

Eleanor, 300 

family, 300 

Mulford, Conkling, Van Cleef 
and Gardiner family chart, 301 

Frances, 300 

George, 278, 300 

Harriet Mulford, 189, 300 

Henry, 300 

Hezekiah, 284 

John, 300, 303 

Joshua, 290 

Phebe, 315 

Sarah, 278 

Susannah, 300 

Howland, Elizabeth, 389 
Ho}^, Miriam, 234 
Hubbard, Jas., 351 

Sarah, 351 
Hubbs, Elizabeth, 369 

Robert, 369 
Huidekoper, Alfred, 317 

Rebecca, 317 
Hulate, George, 330 
Hulet, Jane, 370 

Jenne, 331 
Hulett, Jane, 367 

Lewis, 2,67 
Hull, , 140 

Isaac, 228 

Mary, 140 
Hulot, John, 99 
Hnlse, Benjamin, yj6 
Hunt. F. h., 153 

Francis A., 179 

Philo, 179 

Randel, 370 
Hunter, , 374 

George, 316 

Grace, 316 



Hunter, Gov., 48, 49 
Robert, 48, 49 
Wm. A., 279 

Hunting, Elizabeth, 319 
John, 319 
Phebe, 279 

Huntington, Robert W., 237 
Huntting. Wm., 290 
Hurd, Abigail, 263 

Andrew, 263 

William, 263 

Hurlburt, E. D., 147 
Hurtin, John, 86 
Husted, Alary E.. 206 
Hutchins, Jas., 350 
Hutchinson, Benj., 97 

Blanche, 307 

Edward H., 307 

Eleazer. 289 

Elizabeth, 97, 194 

Hyde, Ed., 210 

Edward, 208 

Nicholas, 208 
Huyder. , no 

(Huyden), 138 

Ingoldesby, Lieut.-Gov., 51 
Richard. 45. 210,212 

Ingolsby. Richard, 369 
Ireland, John, 284 

Mary, 284 

Thos., 233 
Irving or Ervine, Emily L., 390 
Isaacs, James, 139 
Ive, , 21 

Jackson. Abigail, 352, 353, 355, 378 
Alma, 359 
Almy, 358 
Amy, 356, 357 
Andrew, 164 
Ann, 355 
Anne, 334. 338 
Belle. 359 
Benjamin, 356 
Caroline, 359 
Charity, 356 
Charles. 357 
Coll., 50 
Daniel, 356, 358 
David, 357 
Deborah Ann., 123 
Edward. 359 
Elizabeth, 133, 162, 351, 355. 358. 

Elizabeth W., 137 
Debora, 352 

Jackson, family, 18, 83, 84, 118, 350 
Hannah, 27, 113, 224, 332, 335, 

Isaac, 353, 354, 357, 378 
Jacob, 235, 296, 321, 356, 359 
Jacob S., 133, 358, 359 
James, 123, 234, 351, 353, 354, 356 
Jane, 356, 358 
Jas., 221, 274 

Jemima, loi, 333, 336, 353, 355 
Jerusha, 353, 355 
John, 16, 27, 41, 47, 52, 65, 66, 79, 

83, 113, 118, 133, 277, 320, 322, 

332, 335, 338, 351, 352, 358, 360, 

John, Jr., 40, 41 
John, Sr., 40, 41 
Julia, 359 
Keziah, 357 
Kezia (Mott),338 
Letitia, 355 
Margaret, 358, 359 
Margaret Elizabeth, 123 
Marian, 359 

Martha, 320, 325, 351,355 
Mar>', 132, 133, 221, 237, 296, 351, 

352, 355. 360 
Mar}- (Willis). 357 
Micah. 356, 358 
Miriam, 163 
Nathaniel, 352 
Noah, 357 
Obadiah, 133, 137, 162, 355, 357, 

Oscar, 359 

Parmenas, 133, 355. 358 
Peter, 354 

Phebe, 235, 353, 356, 358, 359 
Phoebe, 83 
Rebecca, 356, 359 
Rebecca T., 162 
Richard, 41, 253, 254. 352, 356, 

358. 360 
Robert, 219, 288, 325, 350, 352, 

354- 356 
Rosannah, 358 
Rosetta, 355, 356, 358 
Ruth, 133, 321,353, 355. 359 
Samuel. 41, loi, 133, 321, 336, 351, 

353. 355. 358, .360, 378 
Samuel Jones, 359 
Samuel T., 163. 359 
Saml., 333. 357 
Sarah, 288, 332, 334, 351, 353 
Sarah T., 136 

Thomas, 133, 294, 353. 355. 359 
Thomas Jones. 359 
Thomas T.. 356, 359 
Thos., 237, 29(5, 358, 359, 380 



Jackson, Thos. B., 163, 164 

Timothy, 296, 359 

Townsend, 355, 358, 359 

Treadwell. 106 

Tredwell, 356 

William H., 163 

William L.. 163 

Wm. Henry, 163 

Jacobs, , 363 

Jaggar, Benjamin, 264 

Clara. 264 

Daniel, 264 

family, 264 

Hannah, 264 

Jehial. 264 

Jeremiah, 264 

John, 264 

Nathan, 264 

Patience, 264 

Sarah, 264 

William, 264 
James, D. Willis, 273 
Jansen, Catrina Roeloffe, 268 
Jarvis, Abigail, 313 

Louisa, 2^2 

Moses, 313 

Rhoda, 313 

Stephen, 233 
Jaus, Swantje, 297 
Jay, Gov., 107, 134 

John, 108 

Peter A., 135 
Ja\Tie, Chas. E.. 349 
Jeffrey, Mar>-, 390 
Jenney. George, 65 

Henn.-. 65 
Jennings, Mary, 327 

Maud, 193 
Jenny. Robert. 78 
Jewell. Adelaide. 162 

Alfred. 162 

Alfred S.. 162 

Edith Jones. 162 

Margerv Youngs, 162 

Sally Clifford. 162 
Johnes. . 10 

Cornelia, 292 

David. 291 

Edward. 290, 291 

Elias, 291 

Elizabeth, 290 

Ephraim, 290 

family, 11, 103 

Gardiner. 291, 292 

Hannah, 291 

Isabella, 291 

Mary, 11, 290, 291 

Obediah, 291 

Paul, 291 


Johnes, Phebe, 290, 291 
Samuel, 290, 291 
Sarah, 290 
Stephen, 291 
Thomas, 11, 291 
Timothy, 291 
William, 291 

Johns, , 10 

Johnson, Henry P., 94 

John, 61 

Margaret, 81. 82 

?\Iatthew, 375 

Samuel, 194 

Wm., 70, 89 
Joline, John, 86 
Jones, — , 332 

Abagail, 117 

Abbie Estelle, 174 

Abigail, 121, 122, 140, 152, 174, 386 

Adcle, 189 

Adelia, 157 

A. G., 181 

Albert, 163 

Albert Gallatin, 156, 180 

Alice, 163. 176 

Alice Livingston, 166 

Alice P.. 181. 193 

Alice S.. 161, 184 

Alma. 156 

Ambrose Kingsland, i6<; 

Amelia. 161 

Anna, 64, 76, 77, S6, 99. 1 10, 138 

Anne. 54. 94. 95. 96. 116 

Anne Josephine, 141 

Annie R., 152, 178 

Antoinette, 155 

Arabella. 64, 74. 75. 76, 81. 89, 97, 
98, no, 139, 194, 197 

Arabella S., 141 
Arrabella, 99 

Arthur Eaton, 177, 192, 270 
Beatrice Cleveland, 162 
Capt.. 38 

Catharine. 82, 108, 125, 134, 158, 

Catharine A., 193 

Catharine C. 125 

Catharine Cornelia, 158 

Catharine De Nully, 165 

C. H.. 100, 139 

Ch-irlcs. 159. 183. 184. 193. 209. 210 

Charles H., 14. 17. no. 112, 137, 

145. 147. 148. 149. 177. 186. 297 
Chas. H.. 99, 176, 270. 273, 356 
Charles Herbert, 177, 192 
Charles Hewlett. 149, 270 
Clara. 152. 178, 317 
Clarence, 163, 185 




Jones, Clinton, 134 

Cornelia, 108, no, 124, 126, 138, 

139, 159. 182, 291, 318, 320 
Cornelia Alma, 133, 163 
Cornelia Catharine, 134 
Cornelia H., 129, I9i8 
Cornelia (Haring), 102, 160 
Daniel. 155, 180,209 
Daniel Francis, 159, 183 
Daniel Y., 129, 184 
Daniel Youngs, 160 
David, 9, 15-18, 37, 41, 42, 44, 45, 
54, 57, 60, 63-71, 73-78, 80, 81, 
83. 84, 86, 88, 89, 93, 97-100, 103, 
104, 106, no, 114, 115, 120-122, 
125, 138, 142, 155, 159, 180, 183, 
192, 194, 197, 217-219, 355, 358 
David S., 10, 16, 39, 102, 109, 134, 

156, 164, 165, 181, 201 
David Samuel, 133 
David Thomas, 134 
David W., 108, 121, 129, 183, 184, 

David William, 159, 184, 193 
Deborah, 124 
De Witt C, 185 
De Witt Clinton, 134, 165, 185 
D. S., 181 
Edgar T., 180, 193 
Edgar Townsend, 156 
Edith Lenore, 184 
Edith S., 181, 193 
Edmund, 159, 183,258 
Edward, 14, 207, 209 
Elbert B., 181 
Elbert H., 33, 102, 108, 126, l6l, 

Elbert Haring, 131, 132, 161, 162 
Elbert Harring, 282 
ElbertT., 125, 157, 181 
Elbert W., 129, 159, 184, 193 
Elbert William, 184, 193 
Eleanor, 33, 130, 156 
Eleanor Eorrest, 184 
Eleanor Mott, 388 
Eleanor T., 129, 250, 283, 284 
Eleanor Townsend, 180 
Eleanore Turk, 132, 160, 162, 163, 

Elena Maria, 188 
Elise Howard, 190 
Eliza, 140 

Elizabeth, 17, 57, 60, 79, 83, 85, 
86, loi, 103, III, 112, 117, 120, 
122-124, 140, 141, 148, 149, 155, 
156, 163, 166, 175, 182, 193, 209, 
229, 261, 28s, 291, 347, 363 
Elizabeth Coralie, 166, 186 
Elizabeth H., 137, 217, 345 

Jones, Elizabeth Hewlett, 167, 187 
Elizabeth P., 153, 179 
Elizabeth Van Cleef, 189 
Ella A., 181 
Ella Margarite, 184 
Ellen Roosevelt, 165, 185 
Ellinor, 134 
Emily Glentworth, 163 
Emma A., 156 
Emma M., 153, 179 
Esther, 83, 119, 121, 122, 154 
Esther Mott, 190 
Estella Y., 153, 180 
family. 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 27, 121, 

207, 214 
Fanny Hannah, 150 
Florence C, 184 
Florence Clinton, 134 
Florence Loretta, 176 
Frances, 17 

Frances Maria. 141, 167, 290 
Franklin M.. 388 
Frederick Elbert, 184 
Frederick F., 132 
Frederick G., 186 

Freelove, 17. 54-56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 
78, 83, 85, 86, no, n2, 123, 233- 

Gardiner, 102, 290, 291 
George T., 182 
George Washington, 132 
Gideon M., 122, 178, 179 
Gideon Mott. 152 
Gilbert, 83, 85, ni, n2, n9, 122, 

124, 139, 363 
Grace, 209 
Hannah, ni, n2, 115, 117, ng. 

139-141, 166, 188, 285, 286 
Hannah A., 129 
Hannah Anne, 141 
Hannah Amelia, 160, 161 
Hallet, no 

Hallett,85, 122, 154, 180 
Harriet Augusta, 176 
Harriet Howell, 190 
Hattie, 154 

Helen, 141, 167. 173, 187, 279 
Helen F., 7 
Henrietta L., 188 
Henry Crosby, 165 
Henry Duane, 159 
Henry J.. 141 
Henry Philip, 134, 164 
Herman Le Roy, 134, 165, 185 
Isaac, 79 
Isaac H., 140 
Isaac Hewlett, 166 
Israel S., 125, 156, 181 
Jackson, 17 



Jones, Jackson H., 154, 155 

Jackson Hallott, 83, 122 

Jacob, 79 

Jacob Seaman Jackson, 162 

Jacob S. J., 184. 185, 359 

Jacob S. Jackson, 133 

James, 122, 153. 163 

James Duane, 158, 159, 183 

Jennie L., 153, 179 

Jane, 209 

John, 14, 17. 28, 82-86, loi, 109, 
112-121, 125, 135, 140, 141, 145, 
148-150, 157, 175, 182, 208, 209, 
340, 341-345. 347 

John D.. 17. 94, 146, 147, 169, 170, 
172. 190, 198 

John D., Mrs., 55 

Jolin Divine, 141, 168 

John G., 150 

John Gardiner, 149 

John H., 3, 17, loi, 112, 114, IIS, 
121, 141-143. 145. 149. 152, 167, 
168, \Ty\7'I, 189, 214, 215, 267, 
279, 290, 303, 307, 308, 313, 344, 

John Henry, 174, 189 

John Jackson, 117, 120, 146, 151 

John Jay, 132, 134 

John Mott, 122, 154 

John R., 153 

John Tredwell, 157, 182 

Joseph Robert, 188 

Josephine Catharine, 191 

Josephine K., 235 

Josephine Katharine, 177, 237 

Josephine Neilson, 165 

Joshua T., 17, 112, 137, 149, 150 

Joshua Thomas, 175, 191 

Julia Elizabeth, 184 

Julia Catharine, 134 

J- T., 149 

Katharine, 14 

Kezia, 159, 161, 184 

Kezia (Youngs), 205 

Keziah, 109, 130. 154 

Laura, 185 

Lieut., 100 

Lilian, t66 

Lilian Livincrston, 187, 248, 249 

Lily May, iSo 

Louisa A. Floyd, 258 

Louisa M., 153, 178 

Louisa Elizabeth, 177, 192,270 

Lydia Mott, 122, 153 

Mabel Jennings, 193 

Margaret, 17. 57. 60, 75, 82, 83, 85, 

124. 133, 134. 340. 343 
Margaret Ann, 157, 182 

Jones, Margaret Elizabeth, 193 
Margaret Livingston, 134 
Marguerite Howard, 190 
Maria Louisa, 188 
Marianna F., 132 
Marianna Fleet, 162 
Marianne Duane, 159 
Marietta A., 156, 181 
Martha. 14, 141, 157 
Martha Louisa, 166, 186, 249 
Mary, 36, 64, 76, 77, 99. 100, no, 

III, 120-122, 135, 139, 140, 152, 

163, 209, 291 
Mary Ann, 138 
Mary Ann S., 125 
Mary Ann Schuyler, 109, 158 
Mary Catharine, 190 
Mary Dorothy, 184, 193 
MaryE., 150, 152, 153, I77-I79. 

181, 186, 270 
Mary Elizabeth, 150, 177 
Mary Franklin, 165 
Mary Glover, 165 
Mary Jackson, 133, 163,292 
Mary Jane, 155 
Mary Katharine, 174 
Mary Kingsland, 165, 185 
Marv Le Rov, 134 
Mary Mott, 388 
Mary Smith, 163 
Mary T., 109, 112, 137 
^Tary Townsend, 145 
Mary Willis, 117 
Melancton Smith, 163 
Miles, 154 
Miles L., 154 
Natalie Rathbone, 162 
Nellie, 181 
Nicholas, 103, 291 
Oliver, no 
Oliver H., 137, 140, I77. 186, 

249. 268 
Oliver Hewlett. 165, 269 
Oliver L., 150, 192 
Oliver L., Mrs., 119 
Oliver Livingston, 166, 177, 

192, 269, 270 
Phcbe, 17, 83. 85, no, in, 

120, 121, 122, 124. 133, 137, 

145. 151 
Phcbe Elizabeth, 133, 155, 164 
Phcbe J.. 112 
Phcbe Jackson, 148, 150 
Phcbe W., 156, 181 
Philip Hone Lc Roy, 185 
I'hilip Livingston, 134, 164, 177, 

102. 270 
Philo, 154 






Jones, Phoebe, 83 

Phoebe (Hewlett), 337 

Phoebe Jane, 345 

Rensselaer Westerlo, 134 

Rinda E., 153, 179 

Richard, 17, 83, 85, no, 121, 122, 
152, 153, 154, 155 

Richard Everett, 180, 192 

Richard H., 155, 180, 192 

Richard Restored, 122, 155 

Robert, 159 

Robert Edmund, 184 

Roger, 208 

Rosalie Adele, 166, 186 

Rosalie Gardiner, 177, 192, 270 

Rutgers Brevort, 185 

Ruth, 122 

Samantha, 153 

Saml., 103, 105, 107 

Saml., Jr., 126 

Saml. W., 318 

Samuel, 9, 12, 16, 17, 27, 39, 40, ^^, 
78, 82-84, 87, 101-103, los-iio, 
114, 119, 125, 127, 129, 131-136, 
138, 14s, 148, 157, 158, 176, 291, 

29s, 341 

Samuel A., 17, 62, 120, 141, 152, 
174, 176, 189 

Samuel Jackson, 133, 162, 163, 184 

Samuel S., 125, 156, 180, 193 

Samuel Seabury, 132, 162 

Samuel Seaman, 157, 181 

Samuel T., 163 

Samuel Van ^A^yck, 167, 187, 340 

Samuel W., 16, 129, 141, 182, 183, 
187, 188. 199, 318, 320, 343 

Samuel William, 158, 167, 188, 229 

Samuel Youngs, 132, 161 

Sarah, 17, 57, 60, 64, 82, 83, 85, 99, 
103, 120, 121, 124, 126, 158, 293 

Sarah E., 156, 267 

Sarah Eliza, 132 

Sarah Elizabeth, 141, 176, 177 

Sarah H., 112, 145 

Sarah L., 60, 63 

Sarah Maria, 157 

Sarah Willis, 117 

Susan Cornelia, 132, 161 

Susan M., 129, 167, 188 

Susan Maria, 160, 265 

Theodorus Bailey, 177, 192 

Theophilus, in 

Thomas, 9, 10, 11-16, 18. 21,23,24, 
26, 28, 7,z-Z7, 39, 42-49. .'12, 54-58, 
60-64, 67-70, 73-81. 83-87, 89, 94- 
96, 100, 102, 103, 104, 107, 108, 
III, 119, 121, 125, 132-134, 137, 
1.38, 139, 162-164, 168, 195, 197, 
198, 207-212, 211-216, 292, 359 

Jones, Thomas E., 132, 161 

Thomas Elwood, 122, 154 

Thomas Jackson, 163 

Thomas W., 359 

Thomas William, 133, 163 

Timothy, 261 

Timothy Bagley, 82 

Thos., 14, 24, 27, 28, 32-38, 40, 42, 
53, 55, 56, 58, 62, 64, 65, Tz, 74, 
77, 80-84, 86, 89, 90-93, 98, 99, 
104, 105, no. III, 127, 133, 208, 
222, 356 

Townsend, 17, 109, 121, 125, 132, 
137, 141, 149, 157, 17s, 176, 189, 
190, 191, 244, 246, zzT, 341, 347 

Townsend Howard, 190 

Townsend S., 181, 193 

Virginia, 167, 188 

Virginia Martha, 189 

Virginia R., 388 

Virginia Warwick, 287 

Walter, 12, 17, 18, 27, 62, 83-86, 
102, 108, I11-114, 117-121, 124, 
140, 144, 145, 150-152, 174, 180, 
192, 295, 336, 363, 386 

Walter Clinton, 65 

Walter Franklin, 134, 165 

Walter Mott, 174, 189, 300 

Walter R., 17, 78, 112, 126, 137, 
141-148, 150, 151, I.S3, 166, 167, 
169, 170, 177, 179, 188, 287 

Walter Restored, 145 

Walter R. T., 141, 177, 191, 192, 
237, 239, 240, 241 

Walter Rysam, 189 

Walter S., 153 

William, 10, 14, 16-18, 28, 34, 41, 
44, 54, 57, 60, 66, 78, 80-83, 100- 
102, 104, 108-113, 116, 117, 119, 
121-124, 126, 128, 129, 131-133, 
13s, 137, 138, 153. 154, 159, 160, 
198, 207, 208, 209, 214-216, 234, 
250, 265, 282, 284, 293, 336, 340, 
341, 343, 353, 358, 363 

William Alfred, 10, 134, 135, 164 

William C. H., 155 

William D., 100, 125, 156, 157 

William David, 125 

William E., 17, 132, 174, 191, 347 

William Edward, 141, 176, 191 

William G.,291 

William H., 17. 112, 114, 121, 140, 
165-167, 188, 193, 286, 343 

William Henry, 157, 181 

William Hewlett, 167, 188 

William R., 122, 153, 179, 180 

William Robert, 167 

William P.. 388 

William Parkinson, 388 



Jones, William Samuel, 159 

William T., 152, 178, 264, 317 
William Townseiul, 82, 117, 152 
William W., m, 153 
Wm., 39, 85, 86, loi, 109, no, 112, 
123, 130, 194, 209 

Wm. E.. 149, 174, 175 

Wm. H., 115, 143,145,150,181 

Wm. P., 386 

Wm. T., 264 

Wm. Townsend, 121 

Wm. W., Ill 
Jordan. Maria, 262 

Mary, 262 

Robert, 262 
Judson. Joseph, 303 

Sarah, 303 

William, 303 

Kashow, Eleanor, 327 

John, 2,2-] 
Kates. Jane, 348 
Keen. John, 316 

Mary, 316 
Keift, Gov., 29 
Keith, Geo., 17 

John, 47. 56 
Kelsey. Charlotte, 154 

Havens, 314 

Loretta, 327 

Maria, 183 

Richard, 327 

Susanna, 129 

Susannah, 282 

Timothy, 129, 282 
Kellogg, , 164 

Dr., 263 

Elizabeth, 164 
Kent, Chancellor, 109 

Jas., 240 

James, 107 
Kershaw, Cornelius, 298, 299 

Margaret, 299 
Ketch am, , 363 

Angeline, 156 

He?ter, 233 

Israel, 364 

John, III 

Joseph, 362 

Phineas, 156 

Sarah J., 156 

Sarah, 362 

Zebulon, 363 
Ketch urn, . 247 

Cornelia, 246, 247 
Ketcltas, Abraham, 318 

Altea, 318 
Key, , 347 

Catharine, 345, 348 

Key, Florence, 348 

Hannah Ann, 348 

Martha F., 348 

Mary, 348 

Sarah, 345, 347 

Solomon Divine, 348 
Keyes, Edward Lawrence, 31 1 

Edward Lougliborough, 311 

Elizabeth Hewlett, 311 

Emma Willard, 311 
Kieft, Gov., 25, 227. 300, 367 
King. Alice Howard, 246 

Charles Henry, Jr., 246 

Chas. Henry, 246 

C. Henry, 246 

Dorothy, 314 

Eleanor Jane, 247 

Harry Lee, 247 

Hester Mary, 246 

John, 289 

John A., 130 

Margaret, 289 

Mary, 314 

Robert Howard, 246 

Ross Woodruff, 246 

Rufus, 130, 132 

William Bruce, 247 
Kingsland, Ambrose C, 165 

Augusta L., 165 

Ex-Mayor, 148 
Kinnear Beverly O., 300 
Kip family, 126 
Kipp. Charlotte, 338 

James. 338 
Kirby, Amy, 137 

Anne, 259 

Daniel, 259 

Hannah (Latting), 259 

Phebe, 334 

Phrebe, 338 
Kissam, Benjamin, 253, 254, 255, 335 

Charles, 254, 255 

Daniel, 252, 253, 254, 2,2,},, 358, 373 

Daniel Whitehead, 253, 254 

Danl.. Jr.. 91 

Edward. 254, 255 

Elizabeth. 253, 254 

family. 252. 375 

Hannah, 252, 333 

Hewlett, 253 

Jackson, 255 

John. 252, 253, 375 

Jos., 98 

Joseph. 253. 254, 255. 332, 335 

Levina, 253 

Martha. 253 

Phcbe. 253. 254. 358 

Samuel. 254. 255 

Thomas. 252 

William, 254 



Kissam, William Wilmot, 255 

Wm., 254, 258 

Wm. W., 3iO, 342 

W. W., 187, 229 
Knapp, Anne, 259 
Kollock, Jacob, 269 

Magdalen, 269 
Kortright, Charlotte, 206 

Cornelius, 247, 248 

Cornelius Jansen, 247 

family, 247 

Femmetje, 223 

Femnetze, 225 

Hester Mary, 246, 247, 248 

John, 246, 247, 248 

Laurens Cornelius, 247 

Lawrence, 247, 248 
Kounslar, Ellen, 391 
Kreffert, Maria, 299 
Kruger, Helena, 241 

Laan, Jannetje, 299 

Labagh, Alethea Augusta, 191 

Emma E., 347, 349 

Isaac, 191,347,349 
Lamb, Gen., 107 
Landon, Jas., 289 

Rachel, 289 
Lane. Daniel, 287 

David, 147 
Langdon, Elizabeth, 234 

Thos., 234 
Laremore, Elizabeth, 86 
Latham family, 300 

Rachel, 320 

William, 243 
Latten, Jonas, 80 
Latting, Charles, 136 

John, 326 

Josias, 35 

Josiah, 324 

Susannah, 324 
Launder, Mary, 360 
Lawrence, , 3'^7 

Adam, 218, 219, 259, 260, 333. 336 

Caleb, 259 

Daniel, 259 

Deborah, 219, 260, 382 

Elizabeth, 81, 86, 219, 260 

Ella, 317 

family, 259 

Henry, 260 

John, 255, 256, 283 

Jordan, 260, 378 

Joseph, 260, 386 

Joshua, 259 

Mary, 260 

Obediah, 259, 260 

Phebe, 260, 386 

Lawrence, Richard, 259, 260 

Samuel, 259 

Sarah, 260, 333, 336 

Stephen, 260 

Thomas, 283 

Thos., 317 

Wm., 98, 259, 260 

William, 219, 259, 260, 382 

Zipporah, 260 
Lawton, Anna, 187, 340 

Cyrus, 340 

Cyrus W., 187 

Isaac, 26 
Leach, J. G., 300 
Lear, Elizabeth, 238 

Elizabeth (Hall), 238 

Tobias, 238 
Lee, , 245 

Frances Beekman, 245 

Harriet, 245 

Rebecca, 245 

Stephen, 245 

Thomas, 245 
Leek, Elizabeth, 299 

Martha, 314 
Lefferts, Titus, 155 
Leggett, Anne, 387 

Thomas, 387 > 

Leisler, Gov., 325, 368 
Leland, , 236 

Jerusha, 236 
Lenox, E. S., 383 

Mary, 383 
Leonard, John, 337 

Louise, 273 

Thos., 337 
Le Roy, Herman, 134 

Susan, 134 
Lester, Silvester, 289 
Leverich, Rev. Mr., 219 

Caroline Duncan, 204 

Charles D., 204 

Gertrude Riker, 204 

Mathilde Gertrude, 204 
Leveridge, Wm., 31 
Lewis, , 376 

Adaline Louise, 290 

Azel, 270, 310 

Charity, 310 

Egbert, 314 

Gloriana, 310 

Harriet, 313 

Isaac, 290 

Jos., 309, 313 

Joseph, 314 

Joseph S., 314 

Juliana, 344 

Mary, 202 

Piatt, 310 



Lewis, Scudder, 310 

Lincoln, Mr., 171 

Linington, Argyle Watson, 182 

Howard, 247 

Maud, 247 

Stephen, 182, 247 

Stephen H., 182 

Stephen Wood, 182 

Timothy B., 246 
Linton. John, 202 

Martha, 202 

Margaretta, 202 
Littlejohn. Bishop, 170, 172 
Littleton, Dr., 22 

Thos., 210 
Livingston family, 268 

James D., 269 

James Duane, 166, 269 

John, 268 

Louisa, 166, 177, 268, 269 

Maria, 158,318 

Mortimer, 147 

Oscar, 205 

Phil, 104, 134, 268 

Robert, 70, T^, 268, 318 

Robert, Jr., 89 

Robert C., 269 

Robert Cambridge, 268 

Lloyd, Abigail, 386 

Henry, 64, 99 

John, 386 

William, 209 
Lockman. Myron A., 221; 
Lockwood, Alice W., 206 

Elizabeth, 202 

Joseph, 355 
Longbotham, Bessie, 156 

George S., 156 
Lord, Frederick, 203 

Mary, 202 
Lorimer, Jas., 390 

Jean, .390 
Lett, Gertrude, 197 

Johannes, 68 

Mary, 366 

Peter, .180 

Hermones, 338 
Lounds, Theodore, 313 
Lovatt. Mary, 165 
Low. A. A.. 147 
Lowers, John, 308 
Ludlow, George Duncan. 113 

Geo. Duncan, 70. "jz 
Lynes, Wm., 324 
Lyttleton, Constantine, 210 

Mackay, Archibald K., 185 
MacKay, Jennie Baine, 391 

Macomb, Alexander, 319 

Jane, 319 
Macounc, Samuel, 58 

Saml., 80 
Maddox, Anna, 293 
Maet (Mott), Adam, 331 
Mann, Alice, 389 

Edith Vernon. 389 

Edward J., 388 

Samuel Vernon, 389 

S. Vernon, 388, 389 
Mapes, Rebecca, 282 
Marriott, Eliza, 347 
Marshall, Chas. H., 171 

Mary, 303 

Thomas, 303 

Martin, • , 292 

Abbey, 388 

Edward, 388 
Marvin, Geo. H., 273 

John James, 274 

Mary E., 274 

Nannie V. N., 274 

Marwyn, ,331 

Mason, Joseph, 317 

Susannah, 299 

Victoria A., 317 
Mastens, Agnes, 193 

Anna, 193 

Herman J., 193 
Masters, Agnes, 181, 193 

Anna, 181 

Herman J., 181 
Maston, Lawrence, 2,yy 
Mather, Henry C, 270 
Mathews, Vincent, 45 
Matthews, , 162 

Maude, 162 
Maubry, Auning, 327 
Maverick, Lydia, 226 

Lydia A., 225 

Samuel, 226 

Sarah, 308 
Mayhew, John, 288 

Patience, 288 
Mayo, Samuel, 31 
Mayse, Wm., 21 
McAdam, John Ix)udon, 93, 195 

Mrs., 94, 95 
McCall, Hamilton, 147 

Jasper, 269 

McCoon, , 99 

McCoun, Mary, 58 

Samuel, 282 

William, ■;8 
McCrcady, Frcd'k, 281 
McDougal, Col., 91 

Genl.. 112 
McKnight, Mary Beckman, 240 



Meggs, Marke, 59 

Mendrum, Eleanor, 238 

Mentz, Henrietta (List), 262, 264 

Susan, 262, 263 

William, 264 

Wm., 262 
Merritt, John, 386 

Mrs., 216 

Phebe, 386 

Phebe (Weeks), 386 

Sara A. Van Deusen, 214 

Sarah Van Deusen, 209 
Messinger, Rosa, 292 
Meurson, Geo., 88 
Meyer, John Ray, 158 

Mary, 158, 318 
Micheau, John, 375 
Miles, Richard, 50 
Miller, , 79 

Abraham, 297, 319 

Anna Maria, 293 

Annanias, 319 

Burnet, 319 

Burnett, 319 

Charles Dudley, 320 

Cornelia Jones, 182 

Cornelia Stansbury, 182 

Dan'l S., 147 

Eleazer, 68, 319 

Elizabeth, 291, 319 

family, 318 

Jeremiah, 278, 319 

John, 318, 319 

John Bleecker, 182, 318, 320 

Luella, 154 

Maria. 293 

Maria Duane, 182 

Mary, 319 

Mathias B., 319 

Matthias Burnet, 319 

Mehitable, 319 

Morris Smith, 182, 319 

Nicholas, 293 

Rutger Bleecker, 319 

Sarah. 320 
Mills, N. S., 225 
Minnes, Jannetje, 298 
Mitchell. Elizabeth, 86 

Freelove, 86 

G., 204 

Margaret, 86 

Maria, 342 

Maria T., 339 

Hannah. 86 

Jacomiah, 86 

John, 86, 334 

Phebe. 86 

Robert. 86 

Sam'l. 358 

Sarah, 86 

Mitchell, Singleton, 344 

William, 86 

Wm., 339 
Monfort, Elbert Peterse, 223 
Montgomery, Elizabeth, 26 
Moore, Anne L., 391 

Benjamin, 289 

Benj., 91 

Calvin, 289 

Caroline Loretta, 167 

Charles Benjamin, 290 

Charles B., 9, 10, 13, 23, 24, 25, 
2g, 30, 290 

C. B., 48, 53, 61, 70, 72, yz, 79, 85, 
104, 105, 107, 114, 116, 123, 128, 
142-144. 167, 169, 191, 210, 277, 
325.332,351. 352 

David, 289 

Deborah, 288 

Elizabeth, 289 

family, 167 

Frances Maria, 167, 290 

Hannah, 289 

Henry, 289 

James, 288 

Jane, 289 

Jeremiah, 167, 289, 290 

John, 289 

Jonathan, 289 

Joshua, 289 

Julia Brush, 290 

Lydia, 289 

Luther, 289 

MacAllaster, igo 

Mary, 288, 289, 339 

Mary Adaline, 290 

(More) family, 287 

Nathaniel, 351, 352 

Phebe, 288 

Rachel, 288 

Robert, 132 

Samuel, 289 

S. J. C, 391 

Thomas, 167, 288, 289, 290, 352 

Thos., 339 

Townsend Merriam, 190 

William, 154 

William Henry Helme, 290 
More, Ann, 287 

Benjamin, 287 

Eliza. 288 

Elizabeth, 288 

Hannah, 288 

John, 288 

Jonathan, 288 

Martha. 287. 288 

Mary, 287, 288 

Nathaniel, 288 

Sarah. 288 

Samuel, 288 



More, Thomas, 287, 288 
Morgan, Sally, 199 

Theophilus, 199 
Morris, , 254 

Frances, 249, 287 
gov., 90 

Lewis, 249 

Magdalena, 249 

Richard, 87 

Sabina, 249 

Morse, , 206 

Moscrop, , rev., 388 

Eliza, 388 
Mosier, Henrietta, 188 
Mott. , 234, 255 

Abigail, 121, 357, 376 

Adam, 64, 152, 217, 218, 220, 222, 
243, 256. 294, 295, 331. 336, 352, 
353, 355. 365, 367, 369. 370, 27^, 
37 i, 374, 376. 378, 380, 381, 389 

Adam, Jr., 366, 369 

Adelaide, 231, 387 

Alexander B., 387, 390 

Alfred, 388 

Alfred Akcrly, 385 

Alice, 388 

Amos, 374, 380 

Amv, 381 

Ann, 253. 371, 373, 375 

Ann Eliza, 387 

.A.nna M., 387 

Anne, 64, 217. 218, 220, 222, 256, 
295, 353, 357, 367, 374, 378, 379 

Benjamin, 375, 379-381. 385. 388 

Benjamin A., 386 

Benjamin Akerly, 385, 388 

Caroline, 387 

Catherine Saunders, 391 

Charles, 369, 371, 374, 380, 381 

Charlotte, 387 

David, 380, 381 

Deborah, 254, 373, Z77, 380, 383 

Edith J., 390 

Edmond, 373.376,377.382 

Edmund, 163 

Edward, 387 

Edwin, 388 

Eliza, 323 

Eliza Akerlv, 385 

Elizabeth, 243. 253, 255. 294, 295, 
365. 368, 369. 371, 372, 273, 374- 
378. 380, 382, 384, 385 

Elkanah, 376 

Ella M., 3QI 

Ellen Kounslar, 391 

Emma A., 390 

Esther Way, 385 

family, 152. 364. 370 

Florence M.. 391 

Frances S. L., 390 

Mott, Francis R., 387, 391 
Frederic, 388 
Genevieve Moflfett, 391 
Gcrshom, 316, 370, 272, 375, 380 
Grace, 370, 272 
Hannah, 373. 374, 376. 379, 381 
Harriet Stella, 386, 388 
Henry, 370, 2,7^, 2,72, 376, 379, 

381, 382, 384. 386, 387 
Henry, Jr., 381 
Henry A., 387, 390, 391 
Henry Franklin, 390 
Hopper, 383 
Hopper Lennox, 383 
Hopper Striker, 383 
Isaac, 357, 378, 383 
Israel, 382 
Jac., 357 
Jackson, 378 
Jacob, 254, 260, 2S2, 272, 374. 27^, 

277, 378, 380, 381, 382, 383 
Jacob L.. 382, 383 
James, 121, 222, 243, 370, 371, 272. 

375. 277, 378, 379, .381, 384 
James Henry, 152, 386 
James W., 174, 260, 389 
James Willis, 152, 383, 384, 386. 

389, 391 
Jamima, 277 
Jane, 288. 371, 372, 377 
Jane NicoU, 383 
Jas., 322 

Jehu. 376, 381, 382 
Jemima, 373 
Jennie, 388 
Jerusha, 357, 378, 379, 383 

Jo.. 365 „^ ^ 

John, 121, 122. 288, 316. 222, 364. 

365, 370, 371, 372, 375, 376, 277, 

379, 381, 382, 384 
John Jones, 152, 386 
John L. Bowne, 389 
John Way, 384 
Jonathan. 365, 366, 380 
Jordan, 383 
Jordan L., 382 
Jos., 374 
Joseph, 230. 3=^7. 370. 371. 372. 

373. 377. 378, 379. 380, 381. 382. 

385. 387 
Joseph S.. 385. 387 
Joseph v., 390 
Kezia, 334. 354 
Keziah. 2'^2, 2SS, 272 
Louisa. 388, 290 
Louisa D.. 387. 390 
Louisa v.. 387 
Louisa Valentine, 391 
Luttson, 387 



Mott, Lydia, 122, 243, 378 

Margaret, 163, 291, 292, 327, 376, 

Margaret L., 387 

Maria, 385, 387 

Maria Louisa, 233 

Mariam, 372 

Marie L., 390 

Marie Louise, 391 

Martha, zy-z, 374, 376, z^^ 

Mary, 257, 336, 2,2,7, 365. 37i, 2,7Z, 

375, 376, 380, 381, 382, 383 
Maryana, 380 
Maryann, 380 
Mary Ann, 375 
Mary Anna, 369, 371, zii 
Mary Esther, 121, 152, 174, 386 
Mary F., 388 
Mary Franklin, 386, 387 
Mary T., 388 
Mary V., 390 
Mary Whitehead, 254 
Micajah, 376, 382 
Minnie Howland, 390 
Miriam, 257, 357, 378 
Olivia M., 387 
Patrick, 372, 376 
Phebe. 255, y72, 376, 382 
Rachel, 376, 382 
Rebecca, 376, 382 
Richard, 243, Z7Z, 375, 376, 377, 

378, 379, 381. 383, 385 
Richard L., 382 

Richbell, 163, 253, 258, 291, 292, 
352, 355, 369, 371, y?Z, 375, 376, 
Z77, 378. 382 
Robert, 384 
Robert M., 388 
Robert Willis, 384, 386, 388 
Ruth, 121, 260, 357, 378, 382 
Samuel, 327, 372, 376, 377, 378, 

379, 380, 381, 383, 384, 386, 387 
Samuel F.. 387 

Samuel Franklin, 384, 387 
Samuel J., 378 
Samuel N., 381 

Sarah. 243, 256, 365, 7,7^, Z7(i, 378, 

382, 384 
Sarah A., 255 
Solomon, 380 
Stephen, 294, 374 
Susan, 230, 385 
Susan S., 229 
Sylvanus, 380 
Thaddeus P., 391 
Thaddeus Phelps, 387 
Thomas, 357, 365 
Valentine, 231, 385, 387, 390, 391 

Mott, Walter, 384 

William, 152, 352, 369, 370, 371, 

374, 375, 379, 381, 383, 384, 385. 

William F., 389 
William Franklin, 384, 386, 387, 

William J., 391 
William Jones, 152, 386, 389 
William L., 382 
William Saunders, 389, 391 
William Willis, 383, 385, 388 
Wm., 243, 379 
Wm. J., 352 
Wm. L., 383 

Moyles, , 341 

Wm., 27, 62 

Mudge, Coles, 326 
Elizabeth, 323 
Wm., 326 

Muhl, Henrietta, 347, 349 
Louis, 349 

Mulford, Abigail, 277 
Amy, 278 
Benjamin, 277 
David, 270, 279 
Edward, 278, 297 
Elias, 278 
Eliza Gracie, 278 
Elizabeth, 278 
Esther, 278, 279 
Ezekiel, 278 
family, 277 
Hannah, 278 
Jeremiah, 277, 278 
Jerusha, 278 
John, 277, 278 
Mary, 278, 279 
Matthevir, 278 
Nancy, 278 
Rachel, 277 
Samuel, 278 
Sarah, 277 
Thomas, 277, 361 
Timothy. 278 
Ursula Pierce, 278 
William, 277, 278 
William R., 278 

Munn, Louisa D., 387 

Sarah, 387 
Murray, , 313 

Eleanor E., 189, 313 

Joseph, 87 

Jos., 88 

Robert, 218 

Susan, 218 

Myers, Mordecai, 240 
Mynderse, Jacobus, 68 



Nash, Benj. F., 147 
Negley, Gertrude, 188 

Peter, 188 

Richard Van Wyck, i88 

William. 188 

William Lewis, 188 

William Robert, 188 

William Walter, 188 
Neilson, James, 183 

Josepha, 165 

John, 165, 205 

Julia, 183 

William Coles, 183 
Nevius family, 297 

George Kershaw, 298 

Joannes. 297, 298 

Lucas, 298, 299 

Margaret Kershaw, 298 

Martin (or Martinus), 208 

Martha (Cornell), 299 

Martin, 298 

Pieter (or Petrus), 298 

Willempe, 298, 299 
Nevyus, Neafe, Neefus, 297 
Newberry, Martha, 333 
Newcomb, Clara Forrest, 193 

George Edgar, 193 
Newhoff, John H., 59 
Newman, John, 36 
Nicoll, Abigail, 194 

Anna Willet, 196 

Arabella Jones Floyd, 196 

Benjamin, 194, 284 

Edward H., 284 

Elizabeth Floyd, 196 

Eliza W., 284 

Glorianna, I9i5 

Henry, 218, 284 

Henry W., 284 

John C, 196 

Margaret, 65, 194 

Maria C, 196 

Matthias. 20, 29, 194 

Richard Floyd, 196 

Samuel B., 195, 196 

Samuel Benjamin, 196 

S. T., T47 

Thomas E.. 196 

William, 68. 196 

William, jr., 76 

Wm.. 77 
Nicoll"?. Richard, 368 

Rich'd, 370 
Nichols. Abicail, 261 

John. 348 

Joseph. 262 

Marv (Curtis), 262 

S., 2^4 

Sam'l. 3S8 
Noaks, Walter, 309 

Oakley, Henry Cruger. 186 

Jesse, 186, 321 

Louisa Cruger, 186 

Phebe, 254 

Thomas Jackson, 186 

Thos. J., 186 

Walton, 186 

Walton Livingston, 186 

Wilmot, 254 
O'ConncIl. Timothy. 187 
Ogden, Susannah, 330 
Ogilvie, rev. dr., 87 
Okeson, John, 369, 375 
Oldish, dr., 22 
Onderdonk, Andries, 197 

Benj., 98 

Benjamin T., 388 

Harriet Cogswell, 388 

Hendrick, 93, 98, 197 

Phebe, 197 

Robert Mott, 388 

Sarah, 197 

William H., 388 

Wm. H., 386 
Osborn. Friedeswiede, 278 

Wm.. 278 
Osborne, gen'l, 291 

Wm.. 360 
Osgood, rev. mr.. 148 
Oswald, Henrietta, 181 
Overis. Elizabeth. 184 

George, 184 
Overton. Isc. 352 
Owen. Anita, 204 

Thomas J., 204 

Palfrey. John, 248 

Rember, 248 
Paine. Alsop, 288 
Paris. Helen. 280 
Palmer. Stevens G., 304 
Parrish. Richard L., 56 
Parsons, Ann, 36S 

Clemcnce. 319 

James. 294 
Peace. Morris. 355 
Pearcc. Samuel. 96 
Pcarsall. Rachel, 296 

Sarah. "^77 

Sarah (Underbill). ^77 

Thomas, 377 

Thos.. 296 
Pease. Mary. 293 
Pearse. Simon. 222 
Pearsoll. Ann. 260 

Nathaniel, 243 

Lcvina. 350 

George. 322 

Snrah. 243, 322 

Thomas, 243 



Peck, Benjamin, 267 

capt., 143 

Elijah, 161 

family, 267 

Fanny, 262, 270 

Fanny R., 268, 297 

Fanny Rysam, 149 

Francis, l6l 

Henry, 267 

Isaac, 158 

Jabez, 149, 267, 268, 273, 297 

John, 288 

Joseph, 267 

Julia Cornelia, 161 

Samuel Jones, 158 

Simeon, 267 
Peebles, John F., 317 
Peel, Oswald, 269 

Sarah, 269 

Anna, 352 
Pell, Anna, 352 

Hannah, 379 

Martha, 379 

Philip, 352, 379 

Philip J., 379 

Sarah, 386 

Thomas, 352, 379, 386 

Thos., 350 
Pelletreau, Wm. S., 367 
Pepper, Abigail (Brown), 236 
Phelps, Arabella Upson, 390 

Thaddeus, 390 
Phillips, , 139 

Alice, 269 

Edgar J.. 181 
Phillipse, Adolph, 44, 210, 211, 212 
Phinney, Deborah, 236 
Pickersgill, Wm. C, 147 
Pierce, Thomas, 296 

Ursula, 296 
Pillot, A. P.. 147 
Pindar, Grace, 209 

Peter, 209 
Pine, Sarah, 233 
Pinhorne, Elizabeth, 62 

Wm., 62 
Pintard, John, 39 
Perkins, Dennis, 147 

Wm.. 36s 
Perritt-Gentil, Emilie, 252 

Isaac P., 252 

Julia Langlois, 252 
Perry, Edward W., 390 

Patience, 267 
Pers, Ann, 174, 279, 281 

Archibald, 281 

David, 281 

Elizabeth, 279, 281 

family, 280 

Phebe, 280 

Pers, Sarah, 281 

Thomas, 281 

Thos., 281 

William, 279, 280, 281 

Wm., 281 
Peters, Catharine, 321, 356 

Charity, 320, 335, 339 

Charles, 320, 321, 322, 335, 339 

Chas., 322, 332, 334, 339, 346 

Eliza, 346 

Elizabeth, 155 

family, 320 

George, 186, 320, 321 

Henry, 154 

Hewlett, 356 

Jane, 320 

Jane (Denton), 339 

Jerusha, 186, 321 

Alary, 154, 155, 320, 322, 354 

Miriam, 320 

Rebecca, 320 

Richard, 322 

Ruth, 320 

Sarah, 321, 329 

Susannah, 320, 334, 339 

Valentine Hewlett, 320, 329 
Piatt, Benjamin, 341 

Dolly (Smith), 240 

Eben G., 254 

Emilie Ketchum, 204 

Epenetus, 229, 309, 328, 362 

Hannah, 232, 362 

Isaac, 227 

Isaac S., 240 

Margaret, 319 

Medad, 204 

mr., -JZ 

Phebe, 240, 328 

Sarah, 177. 341 

Sarah Ann, 240 

Uriah, 329 

Zephaniah, 227 
Polhemus, Anna, 223 

John, 224 

Theodorus, 223 
Pont, Elena, 187 

Pedro, 187 
Pool, Sol., 355 
Porter, Daniel R., 292 

John, 303 

Sarah, 303 
Post, Catharine, 296 

Edmund, 296 

Phebe, 296 
Potter, Cornelius, 297 
Powell. Abigail, 221, 293 

family, 208 

Isaac, 364 

Mary, 207 

Robert, 207 , 



Powell, Ruth, 376,381 

Thomas, ^7, 43, 221, 376 

Thomas, Sr., 42 

Thos., 221, 293, 296 
Powers, Lydia, 236 
Pretense, Enjelye Lowerens, 298 

Lowerens, 298 
Prime, Ebenezer, no 
Prince, Susannah, 330 
Prindle, Deborah, 80 

Enoch, 81 

Enos J., 81 
Prior, John, 80 

Mary, 242 

Matthew, 242 
Provoost, David, Jr., 44, 210 
Provost, Catharine. 223 

David, Jr., 211, 212 
Pruden, Dora A., 178 

Edith, 178 

Effie, 178 

Ella, 178 

Eva, 178 

Frederick, 178 

Hugh, 152, 178 

John, 178 

Louisa, 178 

Sophia, 178 
Pumyea, Doreas, 299 
Purple, E. S., 102 
Putnam, gen., 123 
Pyne, Charles M., 185 

Frederick Cruger, 185 

Frederick Glover, 185 

Quidley, Patrick, 22 

Rabineau, Henry, 163 
Raguet, Augusta A., 259 
Randolph, Genevieve, 237 
Rapelye, Annetje, 248 
Rapelyea, Isaac, 163 

Clarence, 163 
Raven. A. A., 190 
Raymond, Joseph H., 273 
Raynor, John, 382 
Redman, , 368, 370 

Mary. 371 
Reed. , dr., 391 

Thos., 318 
Reeder. Hannah, 315 
Remsen. Charles, 187. 248, 249 

Eve, 231 

family. 187, 248 

Hendrick. 249 

Henry, 249 

Willirim. 187, 249 
Rej-nolds. Jas., 283 

Phebe, 283 

Sarah, 229 

Rhinelander, Edith, 252 

Philip, 252 
Rhodes. Abitlia. 342 
Richbell, Ann, 371, yji 

Elizabeth, 368, 370 

John, 368, 370, 371 

Mary, 371 
Riche, Mary, 269 

Philippe, 269 

Thomas, 269 
Rickenbaugh, Laura, 188 
Riggs. Anne, 290 

Elisha, 147 

George, 290 
Riker. Guisbert, 330 

Hannah, 382 

John L., 204, 350 

Maria, 257 

Samuel, 204 
Ring. George. 387 

James, 387 
Ritch, Nellie, 313 

Wm. G., 313 
Ritzema, Johannes, 102 
Roach, Wm. P.. 139 
Robbins. Jac, 355 

Mary, 136 

Stephen, 224 
Robert, Frances Blackwell, 252 
Robins, Ezekiel, 82, 152, 264 

John. 82 

Mary, 82. 152, 264 
Robinson. John, 59 

Lydia. 269 

^iargaret, 205 

William, 205 
Rodman, , 218 

Mary, 217 
Roe, James P.. 180 

Joseph Smith. 180 

Mary E., 180 

Thomas, 180 
Roger, capt, 124 
Rogers, , 309. 362 

Amy, 161 

capt.. 363 

Elizabeth. 362 

Hannah. 155 

Jeremiah. 291 

John. 2,2, 59 

Moses. it^S 

Sam'l. ?>7 
Rolph. Ruben. 228 
Rokison. Clyde. 179 

Henry. 179 

Ida L.. 179 

Samuel. 179 
Romainc. Benjamin. 316 

Charles, 317 

Dora, 317 



Romaine, Elizabeth, 317 

family, 178 

George H., 316, 317 

Grace, 317 

Grace H., 317 

Grace J., 317 

Graham, 317 

Lawrence, 317 

Lawrence Bond, 317 

Mary, 317 

Mary Robins, 178, 317 

Mason, 317 

Samuel B., 178, 316, 317 

Samuel B., Mrs., 55 

Sam'l B., 152 

Washington, 316, 317 

William, 317 

William H., 317 

William Jones, 178, 317 

Worthington, 316 
Romeyn family, 316 

Christyntie, 316 

Claes Jansen, 316 

Elias, 316 

Isaac, 316 

Jan, 316 

John, 316 
Roosevelt, Cornelius, 102 
Roscoe, David, 309 
Rose, John, 315 

Phebe, 315 
Rossiter, Edward Van Wyck, 233 

Edward V. W., 345 

Lucius T., 233 

Rowland, Benjamin, 124 
Jonathan, 124 

Rudderow, John, 175 
Ruddick, Jane, 27 
Rushmore, , 326 

Ann, 329 

John. 329, 370 

Martha, 329 

Phebe, 136 

Phebe T., 137 

Sarah, 329, 330 

Stephen, 137 

Thomas, 329 

Russell, Anson, 251 
Julia, 251 
Mary, 256 

Rutherfurd family, 187, 249 
John, 249 

John Morris Livingston, 249 
Robert W., 249 
Ronald Gordon Stirling, 249 
Walter, 186, 249 

Rutsen, Sarah, 125, 126 
Ryerson, Sarah, 225, 226 

Rysam family, 296 ' 

Fanny, 278, 297 

Hannah, 297 

Hanna Frippe, 296 

Mary, 296, 297 

Nancy, 149, 267, 273, 296, 297 

Phanny, 296 

Sophia, 296, 297 

William Johnson, 296 

Wm. Johnson, 267, 273, 278 
Ryan, John, 22 
Ryder, Charity C, 139 

John, 368 

Sage, John, 365 
Sammis, , 312 

Abigail, 313 

Bethia F., 155 

Edgar, 348 

Edgar S., 155 

Emma E., 155 

John, 313 

Joseph, 155 

Luella J., 155 

Rebecca, 312 
Sands, Benj., 355 

Catharine, 373, 376 

James, 248 

John, 123, 355, 376 

Mary, 339 

Mr., 146 

Sarah, 248 

Sarah (Cornell), 248 
Sanford, Nathan, 127 
Sargeant, Wm., 365 
Saul, Catharine R., 391 
Saunders, Catharine, 389 

Phoebe, 348 

Theodore, 389 
Saxton, John, 285 

Marrietta, 285 

Sayre, , 297 

Schauck, Benjamin, 62 
Schenck, , 350 

Janet je Roelifse, 298 

John, 107 

Roelof Martense, 298 
Schuyler, Alida, 268 

Catharine, 125 

Phil, 105, 126, 186 

Philip Pieterse, 268 

Phil J., 121; 

Ruth A., 383 
Scidmore, Abigail, 270 
Scott, Anne, 360 

Archibald, 154 

Carrie M., 154 
Deborah, 360 

family, 360 
Gen., 91 



Scott, Jackson, 360 

Jacomiah, 351 

Jeckamiah, 360 

John, 360, 368 

John Morin, 105 

Lazaraus, 360 

Lewis A., 212 

Mary, 352. 360 

Robert, 360 

Sarah, 360 

Thomas, 360 

Walter A., 122, 154 
Scudder, , 322 

Abigail, 309 

Amelia, 310 

Amos, 315 

Anne, 309 

Anne Amelia, 310 

Ann Eliza, 285, 314 

Anne Cornelia, 313 

Annie Hewlett, 311 

Atela, 312 

Benjamin, 309, 312 

Betsey, 233 

Charles, 273, 314 

Charles Davies, 311, 312 

Chas., 285 

Cleman, 309 

Cornelia, 311, 312 

Daniel, 315 

Deborah, 314, 315 

Dorothy, 382 

Dorothy Weeks, 311 

Edward Mansfield, 311 

Edna Hewlett, 311 

Elizabeth, 308, 309, 311, 314, 31^ 

Elizabeth (Hewlett), 187, 229, 
311. 312 

Eliza S., 187, 229 

Eliza Strong, 310 

Ella, 314 

Emma Willard, 311 

family, 189, 308, 314 

Gilbert, 312, 313 

Hannah, 309, 314, 315 

Hazel L., 312 

Henry, 187, 221, 229, 255, 308, 309, 

Henry C, 313 

Henry G.. 189,310,313 

Henry Holloway, 311 

Henry J., 311, 312 

Henr>' Joel, 310, 311 

Henry T., 311 

Henry Townsend, 311 

Hetty, 313 

Hewlett, 310, 311, 314 

Heyward, 311 

Isaac, 309 

Isaiah, 309, 313 

Scudder, Joan, 308 
Joel, 310 

John, 308-310, 313-31S 
John B., 314 
Joseph, 309, 314 
Jemima, 232, 309 
Jerusha, 309 
Leo Hewlett, 312 
Lorin Kent, 311 
Louisa, 314 

Louisa Henrietta, 311, 312 
Margaret, 308 
Margary, 308 
Martha, 3C^ 
Mary, 273, 308, 309, 313-315. 322, 


Mary A., 313 

Mary E., 311 

Mercy, 309 

Moses, 309 

Naomi. 313 

Nora Jarvis, 189, 313 

Parnel, 308 

Peter, 309 

Phebe, 310, 313, 314, 316 

Philomen Halstead, 311, 312 

Rebecca, 313 

Richard, 314 

Richard B., 315 

Ruth, 309 

Samuel, 309, 315, 321 

Sarah, 309.310, 313. 3^4, 3^5 

Sarah Nlaria, 311, 312 

Thayer, 312 

Timothy, 309, 310, 314 

Thomas, 308, 309, 312-314 

Thos., 308 

Townsend, 310-31 1 

Victor, 314 

Willard, 311 

William, 308 

Wm., 308 

Wm. M.,314 

Wm. Murray, 313 

Youngs Prime, 310 
Seabring, Isaac, 223 
Seabrooke, Thos., 370 
Seabury, Abigail, 226 

Adam. 91, 320 

Charles, 158, 160 

Elizabeth, 328 

Ellen, 160 

family. 160 

Kezia. 160 

Marv, 160 

Rev.' Dr., 128, 148 

Samuel, 150, 160, 161, 173,226,328 

Saml., 87, 98, 103,320 

Susan Maria, 160 

William Jones, 160 





Seaman, — 

Abigail, 353 

Alma, 181, 357 

Almy, 125, 133, 354 

Ann, 295 

Benj., 98, 104 

Benjamin, 181, 243, 35^ 372, 375 

Billop, 132, 190 

Billopp, 245, 247, 248 

Billopp Benjamin, 246 

Braddock, 354 

Catharine, 246. 248 

David, 34, 67, 69, 363 

Deborah, 356 

Edmund, 246, 248 

Elisabeth, 375 

Elizabeth, 100, 243, 351, 35s, 358 

Emma J., 254 

Hannah M., 280, 281 

Henry O., 358 

Hester M., 190 

Hester Mary, 245, 246 

Isaac, 356 

Israel, 125 

Jacob, 133, 235, 338, 352, 356, 357 

Jane, 322, 352, 354, 356 

Jane Mott, 243 

Jemima, 157, 181 

John. 65, 84, 287, 351, 353, 354, 
356, 363, 369, 370, 372, 374 

Jordan, 358 

Kezia, 381 

Keziah, 2>](> 

Leonard, 323 

Martha, 156 

Mary, 201, 352. 355, 356, 358, 384 

Mary Jane, 157 

Richard, 351, 354, 358, 371, 375 

Robert, 135, 295, 357 

Rosetta, 354 

Samuel, 157 

Sarah, 2i7^ 

Sarah R., 136 

Solomon, loi, 356 

Thomas, 100, 156, 354, 355 

Thos., 100. 295, 338, 353. 358, 384 


William, 280. 281 

Wm.. 357 

Zebulon, 41, 67, 69, 235, 356 
Searing, Saml., 350 
Semple, Isabella M., 202 
Seely, David, 143 
Seward, Mr., 171 
Seymour, Henry, 319 

Mary, 319 

Sharpe, W. C, 220 
Sheffield, Cordelia, 180 
Joseph, 26 

Shelton, Andrew, 262 

Ann, 263 

Charles Jones, 262 

Daniel, 261, 263 

Eliza, 262 

Elizabeth, 261, 263 

Eliza H. S., 262 

Esther, 263 

family, 261 

Fanny G., 262 

Frederick, 262 

Frederick W., 262 

John D., 262, 263, 273 

John Dundass, 262 

Joseph, 261, 263 

Mary, 262, 263 

Mary A., 262 

Mary S., 262 

Nathan, 262, 263 

Richard, 261 

Samuel. 261, 262 

Sarah Graves, 262 

William, 263 
Shepard. Alice, 269 

Hercules, 269 
Shepherd, Ellen, 299 
Sheppard, Jno., 96 
Shipman, John, 153 

Lucinda, 153 
Shivers, Richard, 22 
Sherburne, Ambrose, 238 

Charles, 239 

Edward, 238 

Eleanor, 238 

Eleanor M., 237, 239 

Eleanor Mary, 181, 237, 239 

Elizabeth, 237, 238 

family, 191,237 

John, 237, 238, 239 

John N.. 191, 237, 239 

John Nathaniel, 238 

Joseph, 237, 238 

Henry, 2},^ 

Mary, 237, 238 

Nathaniel, 238, 239 

Samuel, 238 

Tobias, 238 
Silliman. Gen., 91 

Gold S., 87 
Sillock. Ebenezer, 244 

Sarah, 244 
Simes. Caroline E.. 261 
Simonds, Edith V. M., 389 

Eleanor Hearn. 389 

Francis Mav, 389 

Frederick W., 389 

Samuel V. M.. 389 
Simonson. Charles, 41 

Geo., 346 

Jas. B., 346 



Simonson, John H., 346 

Lydia, 327 

Margaret, 136 

Sarah W., 137 

William, 295 
Skidmore, , 314 

Caroline, 292 

Charles Peters, 292 

family, 292 

George Whitehead, 292 

Hannah, 285, 314 

James H., 292, 294 

Jas. H., 342 

Mary Jane, 292 

Samuel, 285, 320 

Samuel Trc-dwell, 292 

Sarah Maria, 292 

Susannah, 294 

Susannah Hewlett, 292 
Slaughter, John, 22 
Sleight, Cornelius, 297 
Slote, Sarah, 229 
Smith, , 20, 155, 227, 234, 256, 

292, 349, 350, 363. 364 
Abel, 321, 353, 357 
Adam, 194 
Amelia, 250, 251 
Amelia T., 252 
Anne, 157. 164, 182 
Apollos, 250, 251 
Carman, 155, 156 
Cartharine Mildeberger, 164 
Charles, 383 
Charles C, 188 
Charles JefFery, 250 
Charles Jeffry, 251 
Chas. H., 294 
Clara Forest, 252 
Col., 278 
Daniel, 282 
Deborah. 259, 363. 383 
Edith S., 252 
Edmund, 194 
Edmund T., 391 
Egbert T., 284 
Elbert Haring, 251 
Elbert Jones, 250 
Eleanor Jones, 252 
Eleanor S., 252 
Elizabeth, 79, 227, 259, 260, 284, 

320, 380 
Emilie M.,252 
Emily. 201 

Emily Glentworth, 164 
Ephraim. 231 
Ezckiel, 82, 383 
family, 55. 160, 250, 292 
Frances ( Wortman), 282 
Prank Gladson, 156 
Freelove Jones, 319 

Smith, George 350 
Gerrit, 320 

Gilbert Carman, 155, 156 
Hamilton Holmes, 251 
Hannah, 250, 253, 284, 332 
Hannah P., 160 
Helen Agnes, 188 
Helen Tangier, 251 
Henry, 51 
Henry Youngs, 252 
Isc, 92 

Isaac, 42, 79, 91, 242, 294, 319 
Jac, 377 

Jacob, 56, 78, 86, 142, 320, 363 
James, 227 
James Weeks, 250 
Jeffry Tangier, 251 
Jennie, 357 
Jeremiah, 201 
John, 353 

John Mildeberger, 164 
John (Tangier), 284 
John Treadwell, 252 
John Tredwell, 250 
Jonathan, 194 
Jones, 155 
Joseph, 50, 157 
Julia Jones, 252 
Julia Riggs, 251 
Lavinia, 350 
Lucretia, 294 
Margaret, 244 
Mary, 155, 163, 185, 383 
Mary Elizabeth, 151; 
Mary Morrison, 201 
Martha, 263, 377 
Melancton, 11, 163,291,292,382 
Micah. 78 
Minnie. 391 
Miriam Tangier, 251 
Morris, 357 
Phebe, 292, 363. 377 
Phebe A., 156 
Phebe (Alien). 244 
Philetus, 250, 284 
Phoebe, 319 

Richard, 194, 259, 350. 368 
Richard, Jr., 370 
Richard (Ruil).284 
Richard (Bull Smith), 283 
Richard ]l.J., 155 
Richbcll. 292 
Robert. 284 

Robert Russell, 250, 251 
Rock. 155 

Russell Rrownell, 251 
Ruth. 357 
Royal H., 252 
Samuel. 292. 357 
Sarah, 283, 284, 292, 321, 350, 357 



Smith, Sarah E,, 282 

Sidney, 240, 292 

Sidney Tangier, 250, 252 

Solomon, 363 

Susan Maria W., 251 

Susanna, 139 

Susannah, 231 

Tabitha, 194 

Thomas, 81, 244 

Thos., 350 

William, 18, 70. 160, 250. 284 

William Henry, 250, 251 

William Henry T., 251 

William Henry (Tangier 
Smiths), 284 

William S., 251,252 

William Sidnev, 130,160,250,251, 
283, 284 

Wm., 70, ■/2, 73, 103, 105 

Wm.. Sr. or Jr.,87 

Wm. H., 182 

Wm. Henry, 284 

Wm. N., 342 

Wm. Sidney, Mrs., 10 
Sparks. Elizabeth, 348 
Spaulding, Harriet Riggs, 251 
Spencer. Ira, 152 

Mar}-, 230 

Samantha, 152 
Sperry, Mary, 267 

Richard, 267 

Spinney, Louisa, 261 
Springer, Mary M., 230 
Southard. Benjamin, 182 

Harriet, 182 

Mary. 376. 381 

Mary E., 182 

Saml., 376, 381 
Southworth, Constant, 236 
Snowden, Charles, 245 

Harriet, 245 

Robert, 245 

Theodore, 245 

Thomas, 245 

William, 245 

Wm. E., 245 

Wm. H.. 245 

Stansbury. Elizabeth, 182 
Stanton, Anna B., 274 

George W., 199 

Mary Louisa, 199 

Starkin, Jos., 375 
Starkins, Joseph, 374, 381 
Starman. Elizabeth H., 263 

Eliza H., 262 

Frederick, 262, 263 

Marj^ (Dundass), 262 

Stephens, Wm., 194 

Stephenson, • 

— ,217 

Abigail, 256 

Danl., 374 

Hannah, 374 

Stephen, 256 
Stevens, Esther, 290 

Thos., 290 
Stevenson, Charity, 217 

Daniel, 334 

Danl., 379 

Edward, 219 
Stewart, Ann, 280 

Anne, 174 

Caroline, 261 

Catharine, 279, 280 

Charles, 279, 280. 281 

Charles J., 280, 281 

Charles Jones, 174, 280 

Charles P., 174, 261, 280 

Charles Pers, 279 

Elizabeth. 279 

Elizabeth Jones, 174, 280 

family, 174, 279 

Helen, 62, 261, 280 

Helen Elizabeth, 280 

Helen Jones, 174, 280 

James, 279, 280 

James F., 280 

John, 261 

John H. Jones, 174, 280 

Robert Wakefield, 280 

Walter Jones, 174, 280 

Stiles, Ezra, 87 

Francis, 220 

Mary, 220 
Stilwell. Ann, 371 

James Savage, 299 

Mary, 371 

Nicholas, 371 

Sophia Sommers, 299 
Stirling. Lord, 91, 300 
Stoothoff. Elbertse, 217 

Helena, 217 
Storrs, John, 289 
Strakosh. Josephine, 311 

Seigfried, 311 
Stratton. E. Piatt, 284, 285, 314 

Eliphalet Piatt, 166 

family, 166 

Harriet, 285 

Jane, 166 

Jeannie, 285 

Mary. 166 

Piatt. 166, 285 

William, 166 
Strebeck, Geo., 383 
Street, Chas. R., 313 

Shallum B., 313 
Strickland, John, 351 



Striker, James, ^83 

Lavinia (Winifred), 383 
Strong, Eliza, 255 

John, 263 

Selah, 194, 263 

Susannah, 263 

Thomas, 263 
Sturpes, Alfred B., 206 

Wm., Jr., 147 
Stuyvesant, Gov., 20, 25, 28, 30, 31, 368 

Petrus. 98 
Stryker, Mary, 204 
Suarez, L. S., 147 

Sullivan, , 205 

Summers, Jane, 33 

Samuel S., 33 
Sutton, Alice, 256 

Martha, 378, 383 

Wm., 256 
Suydam, Gerrit, 257 

Jane, 187, 249 

John, 187, 249 
Swift, Alice, 268 

Chas., 269 

John, 269 

Sarah, 166, 269 
Symons, Richard, 288 

( Seaman ) , John, 370 
Symonson, John, 320 
Symes, Lancaster, 210, 211, 212 
Syms, Lancaster, 44 

Talmadge, Nathaniel, 310 
Tappen, Anna, 156 
Taylor, Dr., 51 

Francis, 222 

Mary, 222, 331 

Robert, 331 

Zachary, 203 
Ter Boss, Johannes, 239 

Mary, 239 
Terhune, Styntie Alberts, 316 
Terry, George, 293 

Hannah, 286 

John, 352 

Robert, 286 

Sarah Clarke, 293 
Thayer, , 236 

Bcnj., 354 ; 

Geo. A., 312 

Mary Dannet, 312 
Thebaud, Edward, 312 

Edward V., 312 
Thing, Elizabeth, 307 

Thomas, 307 
Thomas, A. H.,388 

Angic, 388 

Charity, 266 

John. 44. 46, 47. 54. 56-58, 65, 67, 
194, 266 

Thompson, George, 263 

Hezekiah, 267 

Polly, 263 
Thong, Mary, 318 
Thonge, Maria, 268 

Walter, 268 

Thorndike, , 365 

Thorne, , 201 

Abigail, 3815 

Anna Eliza, 139 

Charles, 259 

Conde R., 258 

Conde Raguet, 206, 207 

Cornelia, 251 

Cornelia Kelsey, 251 

Daniel, 224, 259 

Edward Floyd-Jones, 207 

Elizabeth, 258, 373, 385 

Ellen Cox, 205 

family, 258 

Hannah, 223, 256 

Henry, 251 

Henry W., 339 

John, 256, 258 

Jonathan, 139, 140 

Jonathan J., 139 

Joseph, 258, 259, 277, 353 

J. J., no 

Katherine de Lancey, 207 

Keziah, 218 

Leonard M., 259 

Martha, 336 

Martha A., 201 

Mary, 136, 224, 258, 387 

Mary J., 139 

Mortimer, 206 

Nicholas, 387 

Phebe, 373 

Phebe Jane, 139 

Philip, 385 

Richard, 205, 223, 224, 373 

R. V. W., 205 

Samuel, 258 

Samuel, Jr., 218 

Sarah, 256, 258, 353 

Solomon, 140 

Susannah, 252, 258, 277 

Thomas. 259 

Thos., 336 

William, 256, 258, 259 

Wm., 252 
Thorneycraft. Wm.. 325 
Tiffrmy. Louis C, 166 
Tillcy, Jacob, 343 
Tilcston, Thos., 147 
Titus, Abial, 321, 322 

Henj. Mott,385 

Charles P., 322 

Content, 321 

Edmond, 219. 315, 321, 322, 351 



Titus, Edmund, 293 
Elizabeth, 322 
family, 321 
Hannah, 321 
Isaac, 327 
James, 322 
Jane, 321 
John, 321, 322 
Margaret, 323 
Martha, 321 

Mary, 2Q3, 321, 322, 323, 337 
Michael, 323 
Patience, 322 
Peter, 320, 321, 322, 323, 337, 351, 

Phebe, 315, 321, 323 
Rebecca, 322 
Richard, 320, 323 
Robert, 321, 322 
Samuel, 321, 323, 353 
Sarah, 322, 323, 337 
Silas, 321 
Susannah, 321 
Thomas, 327 
Willett, III 
William H., 323 
Wm. H., 385 
Zipporah, 322 

Todd, Justus, 179 

Toffey, Daniel, 350 

family, 350 

George, 350 

Hannah, 350 

John, 350 

John C, 332 

Levine, 350 

Mary, 350 

Phebe, 350 

Phoebe, 350 

Rebecca, 350 

Sarah, 350 
Topping, , 283 

Temperance, 283 
Tousen, Hendrick, 25 
Townsend, , 201, 234 

Abigail. 136 

Anne Helme, 182 

Aurelia, 58 

Benjamin, 41 

Dinah, 221 

Elizabeth, 25, 26, 59 

Elizabeth H., 347 

Elizabeth T., 345 

Ethelinda, 244 

family, 26, 32 

Freelove, 14, 25, 27, 32, 36, 59-61 

Geo., 33 

George, 33, 41, 136, 29s 

Townsend, George H., 312 

Henry, 25, 26, 31, 40, 242, 260, 322, 

323, 354 
Hewlett, 327, 337, 345, 347 
Isaiah, 59 

James, 27,41, 58, 62 
Jane, 347 
Jane P., 345 
John, 17, 21, 25-28, 32, 37, 42, 47, 

52, 59, 77, 244, 323, 325, 333 
Joseph, 282 
Joseph L., 136 
Jotham, 253, 373 
Lydia, 260 
Lydia P., 386 
Mary, 27, 28, 59, 109, 117, 284, 293, 

295, 323, 333, 334. 336, 337, 353. 

355, 356 
Noah, 341, 356 
Obadiah, 260, 386 
Phebe, 260 
Penn, 34, 80 
Peter, 59 
Restore, 27 
Richard, 25, 26, 293, 295, 323, 324, 

333, 334, 337, 354 
Ruemourn, 27, 28, 117, 295, 335, 340 
Sarah, 26, 27, 58, 59, 112, 135, 201, 

234, 2zi4, 335, 340, 341 
Sarah E., 312 
Sarah (Wright), 244 
Solomon, 284 
Sylvanus, 27 
Temperance, 27, 322 
Timothy, 109, 333, 337, 355 
Thomas, 19, 25-28, 32, 35, 36, 40, 

43, 55, 58-60, 293, 324 
Thos., 14, 25, 26, 27, 32-35, 43, 53, 


Wil. 118 
Travis, Danl., 257 

Elizabeth (Jimerson), 328 

Phebe, 328 

Samuel. 328 
Treadwell, Benjamin, 338 

Charity, 118 

Edward L., 343 

Henry, 339, 343 

John, 58. 63 

Margaret, 63 

Saml., 334 
Treat, Joanna, 261 

Richard. 261 
Tredick, T. Salter, 240 
Tredwell, Benjamin, 197, 253, 254, 328. 

Chanty, 356 
Elizabeth, 254, 329 
Emma A.. 161 
family, 328 



Tredwell, Glorianna, 379 

James. 329 

John, 50, 219, 356, 272 

John H., 161 

Henry, 329, 342 

Henry Edmund, 161 

Margaret, 123 

Margaret U., 161 

Martha D., 161 

Mary, 2,7 i 

Peggy, 253 

Phebe, 197 

Samuel, 329 

Susannah, 329 

Thos., 130, 356 

Timothy, 235, 329 

William, 328 

Wm., 321 
Trip. Penelope, 229 
Trumbull, John, 290 
Truxton, Thos., 98 
Tryon. Gov., 72,, 74, §9, 97 

Wm.. 90 
Tuller, Eva., 153 
Tunstall. Henry, 250 

Martha, 250 
Turk, Ahasuerus, 102 

Cornelius, 102 

Eleanor, 102 

Elizabeth, 237 
Tuthill, Christopher, 289 

Matzey, 289 

Oscar L., 181 

Samuel H., 181 
Tyrwhett, John, 209 

Udall, Phil, 313 

Sarah, 356 
Underbill, , 234 

Abraham, 26. 58, lOi, 242, 243 

Abraham C, 181 

Alfred, 137 

Amee, 243 

Amos, 243 

Ann. 244 

Benjamin, 242, 390 

Benoni, 241 

Cornelia, 384 

Daniel, 80, 242, 243, 244 

Danl., 357 

David. 242-244, 384 

Deborah, 242. 334 

Dinah, 243 

Elizabeth, 79. 241, 242, 244, 384 

family, 241 

Hannah, 131, 242, 244, 282, 350 

Harry, 181 

Helena, 222 

Isaac, 243 

Jacob, 242, 244 

Underbill, James, 390 

John, 39, 79, 222, 241, 242, 243, 244 

John l''., 241 

Joseph, 244 

Mary, 222, 242 

Mary (Moseley), 241 

Nathaniel, 242 

Pamelia, 136 

Peter, 131, 242, 244, 282, 350 

Phebe Smith, 244 

Richard, 136 

Samuel, 34, 222, 242, 243 

Sarah, 58, 243, 244 

Sarah T., 137 

Sol, 378 

Solomon, 243 

Smith, 244 

Theodosia, 244 

Thomas F., 244 

Thos., 350 

Townscnd, 181 

Wm., 384 
Unthank, Christopher, 27 

Mary, 27 

Susannah, 27 
Upham, Col., 100 
Urquhart, Wm., 46 

Vail, Jeremiah, 289 

Mary. 289 

Sarah, 314 
Valentine. , 328 

Abraham, 257 

David. 326 

Elizabeth, 257 

Esther, 384 

family. 257 

Hannah, 257 

Hewlett, 257 

Jeremiah, 257 

Martha, 257 

Marv. 257 

Obadiah,22i,257. 384 

Robert, 257 

Ruth, 257 

Samuel, 257 

Sarah, 257 

Silas, 136 

Thomas. 257 

Thos., 257. 335 
Van Antwerp, Thos. Irving, 312 
Van .Applcdorn, Cnes. 247 
Van Brugli, Catliarine, 268 

Johannes. Pieterse, 268 

Peter, 268 
Van Brunt. Ellen, 255 

N. R..255 
Van Buren. Thos.. 349 

Sarah. 387 

Wm. H..387 



Van Cleef, Abraham John, 299 Van Wyck, 

Angelica, 298 
Antje, 299 
Benjamin, 298, 299 
Catharine, 298 
Cornelius, 298, 299, 300 
Derick, 299 
Derrick, 299 
Elizabeth Howell, 300 
Ellen S., 300 
Ellen Shepherd, 189, 300 
Elsie, 299 
family, 298 
Femmetje, 299 
George, 299 
Helen, 299 
Henry Howell, 300 
Isbrant, 298 
Isaac, 299 
Jacob, 299 

James Spencer, 189, 299, 300 
Jane, 299 
Jannetje, 299 
Jans, 298, 299 
John, 298 
Joseph, 298, 299 
Laurens, 298, 299 
Lysbeth, 299 
Margaret, 299 
Marike, 299 
Mary, 299 

Matilda, 299 ' 

Nelke, 298, 299 
Peter, 299 
Sophia, 299 
Van Marter, 299 
Van Cott, Garret, 119 

Mary, 327 
Van Couwenhoven, Neeltje Gerntse, 

Van Dam, Rip, 44. "i» 210, 2ii, 212, 
Sarah, 268 
Vanderbeck, Rem Jansen, 248, 249 
Vanderbilt, Hendrick, 299 
Vanderspiegle, Laurens, 268 
Van Deusen, Sara A., 215 
Van Dewater, Femmetje, 298 
Van Nostrand, Fanny, 274 
Gardiner, 274 
Gerrit, 257 
John, 273, 337 
John J., 273 
Sarah Middagh, 273 
Van Schlichtenhorst, Margaret, 268 
Van Tilburg, Jan, 102 
Van Velsor, Mary, 257 
Van Voorhees, Willemptje Lucasse, 

Van Werven, Catharine, 223 


Abigail, 224, 232 

Abraham, 223, 224, 225, 236, 339, 

340, 343 
Abraham H., 225 
Adriantje, 223 
Albert B., 225 
Altje, 223,227, 239 
Anna, 223 
Anne, 225 
Augustus, 226 
Barent, 223, 224, 232, 335 
Benjamin S., 226 
Catharine, 223 
Cornelius, 223, 225, 226 
Cornelius Barentse, 223, 225 
Edward W., 225 
Elizabeth, 167, 223, 225, 226, 227, 

339, 343 
family, 223, 332 
Francis, 225 
Gilbert, 226 

Hannah (Carman), 232 

Harriet, 260 

Helen, 225 

Jane, 225 

Janiche, 226 

Jannetje, 223 

Johannes, 223, 225, 226 

John, 180 

Joshua H., 225, 342 

Letitia, 227 

Lydia, 226 

Margaret, 227 

Maritje, 223 

Mary, 224, 225, 226, 227 

Mary K., 225 

Theodorus, 223, 224, 226, 239 

Thomas, 224 

Thos., 100* 

Rhoda. 114. 140, 224, 336, 340, 343 

Robert, 226 

S., 260 

Samuel, 224, 225, 226, 335 

Samuel A., 225 

Samuel H., 224 

Samuel M., 226 

Sarah, 224 

Sarah W., 180 

Susanah, 223 

Susannah, 221; 

Whitehead H., 225 
William, 225, 226 
Zeruah, 224, 225, 226, 343 

Varick, Richard, 106 

Vamum, Joseph B., 390 

Julia M., 390 
Margaret, 390 
Mary, 390 



Vclsor, Charles, 348 

Dudley, 348 
Verplanck, Julian, Jr., 246 
Vesey, Wm., 46, 65 

Wagener, Abraham N., 304 

Frances H., 304 
Walker, Frederick, 178 
Jacob, 152, 178 
Richard Taylor, 246 

Sue Howard, 246 
Wallace, James, 280 
Walters, Geo. T., 349 

Mary, 346 

Peter, 346 
Walton, Capt., 96 

Eliza, 318 

Jacob, 96 

Jonathan, 318 

William, 68 
Walworth, John, 240 

Judge, 128 
Want, Capt., 21 
Waring, Eleanor P., 386 
Warn, John S., 153, 178 

John T., 179 

Leslie, 179 
Warner, Cynthia, 154 

Elizabeth, 238 

Elizabeth (Wentworth), 238 

Samuel, 238 
Warren. Mary, 281 

Peter, 89 

Thomas, 281 
Warwick, Virginia E., 167 

William Sidney, 167 
Washburn, Agnes, 351 

Jane, 221,351 

John, 277 

William, 351 


Washburne, Agnes, 219 
Daniel, 219 
Ephraim, 220 
family, 219 
Frank, Jr., 205 
Hope, 2 1 9, 220 
Jane, 219, 220 
John, 219, 220 

Marguerite Glentworth, 205 
Martha, 219, 293, 321 
Mary, 219, 220 
Samuel, 220 
Sarah, 219, 220 
Susannah, 220 
William, 219, 220 
Wm., 293, 321 

Washington, Gen., 91, 123 

Waters, Bcnj., 257 
Carrie R., 364 
Eliza J., 3O4 
Ida B., 364 

Jonathan Conklin, 364 
Mary, 343 
Peter, 343 
Phil., 364 
Rachel, 257 
Winifred, 364 
Watson, Arnold B., 307 
Gertrude Ellen, 182 
Joseph, 182 
Sarah A., 189, 307 
Watts, Charles, 198 
Geo., 237 
Helen, 198 
John, Jr., 89 
Way, Jane, 384 

Samuel, 384 
Webster, Elizabeth, 307 
Noah, 215 
Thos., 307 
Weed, Hannah, 281 
Weekes-Wickes family, 231 

Francis, 231 
Thomas, 231 
Weeks, Archibald C, 265 

Clara W., 265 

family, 160, 265 

Francis, 2>?, 

Francis W., 265 

George, 41 

Harriet P., 265 

Harry C, 265 

Jac. M., 311 

James, 265 

James E., 265 

James H., 160, 265 

John, 2,3< 136, 326 

Joseph, 33 

Julia E., 265 

Laura A., 265 

L. H.,231,248 

Margaret Mott. 311 

Miriam, 265 

Reginald C. 265 

Samuel, 136 

Susan A., 26'; 

Susan M., 265 

Susan Maria, 265 

Townsend, 244 

William J., 265 

William Jones, 160,265 

Wm., 257 

Samuel, 261 

Thos.. 261 
Wells. Maria L.. 346 

Maria Livingston, 343 



Welwood, Arthur, 184 

Julia Elizabeth, 184 
Wentworth, John, 238 
West, Sarah A., 254 
Westcott, John, 152 

Lucy, 152 

Wetmore, Wm. S., 147 
Wheaton, Anne, 338 
Whipple, Amiel W., 236 

Amiel Weeks, 191, 236, 237, 239 

Ann, 235 

Anna, 235 

Annette Bailey, 191, 237 

Charles William, 191, 235, 237 

Daniel, 236 

David, 236, 237 

Eleanor Sherburne, 191, 237 

Elizabeth, 235 

Elizabeth Sherburne, 237 

Emeline, 236 

family, 191 

George, 236 

Jacob, 236 

James, 235, 236 

John, 235 

Jonathan, 235 

Joseph, 235, 236 

Lydia, 236 

Margaret, 235 

Mary, 235, 236 

Matthew, 235 

Ruth, 23s 

Sarah, 235 

Sherburne, 191,237 

Walter Jones, 191, 237 

William, 191, 235, 237 

White, Alice, 251 
Edward, 43 
James Cameron, 266 
Miles, 251 
Phebe, 184 
Robert. 184 
Thomas Harrison, 266 
William H., 266 
Wm. Hubbard, 266 

Whitehead, , 218 

Daniel, 309 
Deborah, 253, 332 
Helena, 257 
Jane, 256 
Jonathan, 253, 332 
Mary, 309 
Susannah, 332, 334 

Whitman, ■ 

-, 363 

Whitney, Harriet, 263 
Laura Jeannie, 203 
Stephen, 231 
Warcham, 203 
Wm., 263 

Whitson, • 


Hannah (Powell), 327 

Henry, 326, 327 

Keziah, 326, 327 

Thomas, 2>7_ 
Whittemore, Sidney, 390 
Whittlesey, Dorothy, 267 
Wickes, Albert E., 232 

Deborah, 232 

Eliphalet, 232 

Eliza H., 232 

George F., 233 

Hannah, 232 

Hezekiah, 233 

John, 233 

John H., 233 

Jonathan, 233 

Josiah, 362 

Margaret, 232 

Mary. 233, 362 

Nathaniel, 233 

Silas, 232 

Thomas, 224, 232, 233 

Van Wyck, 232, 233 

Van Wyck, Jr., 343 
Wickham, Elizabeth, 289 

Joseph, 289 
Wicks, Abigail, 342 

Hannah, 339, 342 

Martha R., 137 

Thomas, 342 

Wigham, Isaac, 201 

Mary Caroline, 201 
Wiley, Leroy M., 147 
Wilkes, Paul T., 185 
Wilkjns, Lela, 226 
Wilkinson, Jane, 209 
Willard, Emma, 311 

John H., 311 
Willet, Thos., 52 
Willets, Abigail, 221, 293 

Deborah, 332, 335 

Dinah (Townsend),242 

Elizabeth, 221, 242 

Hannah, 221, 243 

Hope, 221 

Jacob, 221, 353 

John, 221, 332, 335 

Joseph Hewlett, 349 

Martha, 221, 384 

Mary, 220, 221, 328 

Mary (Titus), 328 

Mercy, 221 

Obadiah, 136 

Phebe, 221,374 

(Willitts, Willetts), Richard, 220 

Richard, 221, 293, 328, 353, 374 

Roland R., 136 

Saml., 328 



Willets, Thomas, 221,242 

Thos., 243 
Willett, , 219 

Abraham, 217 

AHce, 63 

Andrew, 222 

Ann, 222 

Anna, 63, 99. 217, 2i8 

Anne, 54 

Cornehus, 218 

Deborah, 217, 219 

Edward, 222 

Elbert, 217 

Ehzabeth, 217,218 

family, 67, 217 

Francis, 222 

Gilbert, 63, 218 

Gilbert C, 218 

Gloriana, 219 

Helena, 218, 219 

Isaac, 218 

John, 217, 218, 219, 260 

Jonathan, 260 
Keziah, 218 
Margaret, 63, 217, 218 
Marinus, 222 
Martha, 222 
Mary, 217, 218, 222 
Richard, 217, 218 
Samuel, 222 

Sarah, 217, 218, 219, 260 
Thomas. 63, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222 
Thos.. 20, 47, 221, 255, 260 
William, 63, 64, 217, 218, 219 
Wm., 20, 63, 65, 99 
Wm. M., 223 
Willetts, Mary, 221 

Richard, 219,221 
Williams, , 180 

Ann, 296 

Coleman, 202 

Coleman Candy, 202 

Coleman Hawley, 202 

Edith, 202 

Elizabeth, 180, 333. 337 

Hope, 43 

Jane, ^37 

John, 43 

Robt., 220 

Roger, 366 

Sarah Floyd-Jones, 202 

Thomas, 221 

Thos., 333. 337 

Valentine, 337 
Willis, Abigail, 27, I35. UO, 295 

Adam, 295 

Alfred, 387 
Amy, 294 
Caroline, 294 
Elizabeth, 294 

Willis, Esther, 27, 117, 295, 296 
Ethelinda, 296, 359 
family, 124, 293 
Fry, 295 

Hannah, 136. 137, 295, 296 
Harmot C, 136 
Henry. 293, 296, 322 
Jacob, 295 
Jacob B., 137 
James, 320 
Jane, 294 
John, 124, 221, 293, 294, 295, 296, 

John T., 292 
John Townsend, 294 
Margaret, 293 
Mary, 152, 294, 295, 296, 322, 343. 

353. 357, 383 
Mary Townsend, 294 
Phebe, 293, 295 
Richard, 46 

Ruth, 117. 267, 295, 333, 336 
Saml., 101,353. 357 
Samuel, 34. 294, 295- 296, 378 
Samuel Jones, 293. 294 
Sarah, 293, 294, 295, 2>22. 378 
Townsend, 27, 135. 136, 295, 296, 

343. 359 

Virginia, 294 

William. 117. 293. 294, 295, 321, 
333, 336, 383 

William J., 293 

William Jones, 294 

William M., 137 

William Townsend, 293, 294 

Wm., 27 
Willits, Phebe, 294 
Wilmerding, Helen A., 231 
Wilmot, Alexander, 289 

Hepsibah, 289 
Windle, Mary Anna, 182 

Wm. Bradley, 182 
Winne, Peter, 68 
Winslow, Clarissa, 337 

Ephraim, 337 
Winthrop, Adam, 274 

Anne, 274 

Annie, 83 

Fones and Hallett family chart, 

family, 83 
Henry, 241,274 
John. 83. 241,274 
John. Jr.. 330 
Withensbusv. Jane, 346. 348 
Wolcott. LcroyR.. I79 
Morton Newell, 179 
Mvron H., I79 
I William, 179 



Wolcott, William \\\ 179 
Wood, , III 

Abigail, 228 

Abr?.ha"rn, 112 

Anna. 231 

Anna Lawton, 187, 229 

Anne, 228 

Annette, 206 

Arnold, 229 

Edmond. 227 

Elizabeth, 157. 227. 228 

Elizabeth Hewlett, 187. 229 

Esther, 228 

family. 187. 227 

Hannah, 1 11. 381 

Henry Lawrence, 187, 229 

Henry Scudder, 229 

Isaac, 228 

James. 228 

Jeremiah, 227. 228 

John, 227, 228, 229, 384 

James R,. 178, 231 

Jonah, 310 

Jonas. 227. 228, 360 

Joseph. 227 

Judith Fleet, 228 

Lotrisa Mott, 231 

Martha, 227 

Mary. 137, 228 

Merinda, 140 

Miles. 157 

Peleg, 228 

Phebe, 227, 31a 373 

Ro>aL 206 

Sarah. 309 

Simeon. 140 

Stephen, 157, 228, 373 

Susan Jones, 187. 229 

Timothy, 228 

William W.. 187. 229, 310. 347 

William Wilton, i^. 227. 229 

William Wilton, Jr., 229 

William Woodend. 228, 229 

Wm.. 147 

Wm. H.. 328 

Wm M.. 328 
Wooden. John, 120 

rWorden). John, 119 
Woodhul!. Benjamin, 286 

Caleb. 285 

Charity. 286 

Charles Smith, 285 

Charies v., 314 

Qemence, ^6 

Daniel E.. 286 

Deborah. 283 

Dorothy. 283 

Eleanor. 285 

Elizabeth, ^ 

Experience, ^6 

Woodhull, family, 166, iSS, 283-285 
Fannv. 2S6 
F. S ..'283 
Hannah. 286 
Harriet, :^^, 314 
Harriet L.. 284 
Harriet Louise, 285 
Helen. 286 
J.Amherst, 314 
Jeffrey .\mher5L 285 
John, 283, 284.285 
Josephine. 287 

Josiah. 166. 188, 283, 285, 286, 2^ 
Josiah T., 286 
Josiah Townsend, 287 
Juliana. 284 
Martha L.. 286 

Xanc>-. 286 

Natiianiel. 77. 194, 2W. ^3, 284. 

Oliver Jones. 188, 286. 287 

Pollv. 286 

Richard. S7. 283. 284. 285 

Rnth. 250, 283, 284 

Samuel. 28^. 286 

Samuel T.. 286 

Samuel Terry. 286 

Smith. 285 

Temperance, 286 

Thomas Frost, 2^ 

Zebulon. 286 
Woodruff. David. 140 
Woodward. Mehitable, 151 
Woolen-. Elizabeth, 341 

Henry. 341 

Jos.. 350 

Joseph, 339 

Rebecca, 339 

Woolsey, Benj., 282 

Geo.. 255. 274 

Hannah, 282 

Sarah. 274. 352, 386 
Worthineton. Catharine K 348 

W.. 96 
Wortman, Coles, 224 
Wright, , 356 

-Austin, 153 

Caleb, 325 

Daniel. 376 

Deborah. 325 

Delivered. 27 

Edmund, 46 

Edna, 153 

Edward A., 153 

Elizabeth. 224. 325 

John, 28. 22s 

Margaret 356 

Mary, 123 

Mercy, 323, 325 



Wright, Nicholas, 325, 383 
Peter, 27. 31 
Rose, 28 
Saml., 257 
William A.. 153 
William Willis, 153 
Wm., 235 
Wm., Jr., 123 

Yerkes family, 300 
Young, Alden, 365 

Esther. 140 

Ruth. 154 

St. John. 154 
Youngs. Christopher. 287, 352 

Daniel, I2q. 244. 282 

Daniel K.. 2S2 

David Jones, 2S2 

D. K.. 131 

family, 130, 281 

Hannah. 282, 283 

Isaac, 114,340 

Youngs, Israel, 113 
John. 2S1 
John F., 2S2 
Joseph, 330 
Kezia. ^ 
Keziah, 129 
Margaret, 2S7 
Margen.- P., 282 
Margery Fleet, 132 
Martha. 2S7 
Patience. 289 
Penelope, 282 
Philip. loi 

Samuel, i iS. 132. 282. 283 
Susan M.. 2S2 
Susannah Kelsey. 205 
Thomas. 281. 2$3 
William Jones, 282 

Zamora. Librada. 187 
Zenger. . 103 







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