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RECORDS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, 

LONG ISLAND, N. Y., 



WITH OTHER 



Ancient Documents of Historic Value* 



TRANSCRIBED FROM THE ORIGINALS IN THE 
TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE: 

WITH 

NOTES AND INTRODUCTION 

BY 

William: S. Pelletreau, A. M., 

And published by authority of the Town. 

1898. 









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TO 
THE MEMORY OF 

RICHARD SMYTH, 

Whose strength of will and tenacity of 

purpose not only won, but held, Smithtown. 

And dying, left to posterity an example 

of a life of constant warfare 

crowned with success. 




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TOWN OFFICERS, J895-J897. 



Supervisors. 
THERON L. SMITH, 
EDWARD H. L. SMITH. 



Town Clerks. 
A. G. SILLIMAN, 
EDWARD E. SMITH. 



Justices of the Peace. 
GEORGE B. RANSOM, 
J. OTIS SMITH, 
C. MELVILLE SMITH, 
WILLIAM S. LAWSON, 
JOHN H. P. BROWER BROWNING. 
JOHN F. KELLY. 



certificate:. 



This is to certify that I have compared the printed 
Records in this book with the originals in the Town Clerk's 
office, and find them correct copies of the same. 



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Page 4. Lyon Gardiner died 1663. 

Page 49. Othniel was son of Aaron 2d. 

Page 51. Joseph Smith was son of Joseph 1st, son of 
Job 1 st. 

Page 52. Lemuel Smith was son of Richard, son of 
Job 1st. 

Page 83. Richard Smith, of Stony Brook, was known 
as " Saint Richard." He was son of Job 1st. 

Page 316, 17th line. John Smith should be Job Smith. 

Page 353, 4th line from top. " East" should be " west." 



LONG-ISLANDER PRINT: 

Huntington. N. Y. 



INTRODUCTION. 



In the Town Records of Southampton, under date of 
October 26, 1643, occurs the following: 

"Yt is ordered that Thomas Hyldreth shall satisfy vnto Mr. Smith 
to the value of three pounds and twelve shillings and foure pence, to 
bee payd vnto him in Englishe wheate after the rate of foure shillings 
by the bushell, betwixt this and the first of March, and that this order 
shall bee a finall ende of all matters of Controversie what so ever be- 
twixt them." 

Such is the first mention made of a man who was des- 
tined to act an important part in the history of Long 
Island. Of his previous history we know absolutely 
nothing, and the most careful and painstaking investiga- 
tion has failed to throw any light on the subject. He is 
said, by some historians, to have come from a certain 
village in Yorkshire, but the evidence is not sufficient to 
warrant us in stating it as a fact. How long he had been 
in Southampton before the above date is not known, but 
it was long enough for him to get into a controversy with 
one of the inhabitants. On March 7, 1644, the men of 
Southampton were divided into four " Wards," for the 
purpose of cutting up whales cast upon the shore, and 
Richard Smith was in the " fourth Ward "; and in 1653, 
when they were divided into four " Squadrons " for the 
same purpose, he was the leader of the first " Squadron." 
From the very first he seems to have been a leader in the 
settlement. His home lot* was one of the most eligible 

*The home lot of Richard Smith was at the south end of the 
village of Southampton, on the west side of the main street, 
and next north of the highway leading to the Town pond and 
beach. It is now owned by the heirs of Wm. Y. Mortimer. 



viii INTRODUCTION. 

in the town. The fact that he owned a full Proprietor 
right shows his pecuniary means, and the title of " Mr." 
(then much more than an unmeaning compliment) is suf- 
ficient indication of his social position. In March, 1647, 
he was one of the " Five men " appointed to lay out land, 
and on October 7, 1648, he was chosen " Freeman " of the 
town, and thus became a member of the " General Court,*' 
and eligible to any office. On December 17, 165 1, he was 
prosecuted by Mark Meggs " in an action of slander and 
defamation," but the jury decided in his favor. In No- 
vember, 1648, he was one of a general committee to regu- 
late the laying out of lands on the " Great Playnes," and 
in 1649 he held the same position. 

On January 11, 1650, Deborah Raynor entered a suit for 
breach of promise of marriage (the first, probably, that 
ever occurred on Long Island) against " John Kelly car- 
penter," who assured her that his former wife was dead ; 
but when brought before the Court, and it was proved 
that she was still living, he "attempted to excuse himself 
by saying that he meant shee was deade in trespasses and 
sinnes," (an excuse that did not save him from well merit- 
ed punishment.) " Mr. Richard Smyth " was one of the 
arbitrators, who levied upon him a very substantial fine, 
to be paid to Deborah for her injured feelings. On Octo- 
ber 7, 1650, by vote of the General Court he was chosen 
Constable, an office at that time of great dignity and honor. 
Shortly after he had a suit against Thomas Doxy, and 
won the case, which must have been of some importance* 
as he gained "£15, 6 shillings and 2 pence" damages. On 
May 3, 1654, he was granted an addition of land to his 
home lot. 

His whole career in Southampton shows him to have 
been a man of active enterprise, and foremost among his 
equals, and he was of the same rank as Edward Howell, 
Lion Gardiner and Richard Woodhull, the three famed 
leaders of Long Island settlements. 



INTRODUCTION. IX 

Finally, on September 17, 1656, occurs the following 
entry ; 

"It is ordered by ye Generall Court, that Richard Smith for his 
vnreverend carriage towards the Magistrates, contrary to the order, 
was adjudged to bee bannished out of the Towne, and hee is to have a 
weeke's liberty to prepare him selfe to departe, and if at any time hee 
bee found after this limite weeke within the Towne, or the bounds 
thereof hee shall forfeit twenty shillings." 

It seems, however, that the magistrates thought better 
of it and did not insist on his leaving within the specified 
time, for some weeks later he was still in the town and 
engaged in a controversy with Henry Pierson. 

What was the real nature of his offence we do not know. 
It is very evident, however, that there was nothing of a 
criminal nature connected with it. His offence was sim- 
ply what would now be called a very aggravated case of 
contempt of Court. His whole career shows him to have 
been a man of most determined will, and of the greatest 
pertinacity of purpose ; and it is quite possible that he 
may have disobeyed some order which he considered un- 
reasonable, and may have used language towards the 
Court that was more emphatic than complimentary. 

Upon leaving Southampton he seems to have sold his 
home lot and meadows to Major John Howell, and they 
remain?-' n the possession of his descendants for many 
years after. His next place of residence was Setauket^ 
where he had for a neighbor Richard Woodhull, who had 
previously lived in Southampton. His dwelling was on 
the west side of the main street of the village, and no 
doubt the exact spot could be identified with a little anti- 
quarian effort. The great aspiration of his life seems to 
have been a desire to be an extensive landholder and to 
possess a domain of which he was to be sole ruler, and 
free from the domination of other jurisdictions. 

The following volume tells the whole story of his strug- 



X INTRODUCTION. 

gles and triumph. His first purchase was from the Indian 
sachem Nassekege, for the land on the east side of Nisse- 
quogue river. Next, a purchase, or agreement to pur- 
chase, from Lion Gardiner another tract on the west side 
of the river, adjoining Huntington and claimed by that 
settlement. He seems to have made frequent visits to 
East Hampton* and was one of the witnesses to the deed 
from the Grand Sachem Wyandanch to Lion Gardiner. 
His negotiations with Lion Gardiner were brought to a 
sudden termination by the death of Mr. Gardiner in 1663, 
an event which terminated what had probably been a 
friendship and acquaintance of long standing. His de- 
scendants of the present generation have done honor to 
themselves by erecting to the memory of their illustrious 
ancestor a monument worthyof his fame and station. 

The protracted controversy with the inhabitants of 
Huntington was at length ended in his favor and his Pat- 
ent from Governor Richard Nicoll was at a later date 
confirmed by a second Patent from Gov. Andross, and 
from that time to the present the Patentee and his de- 
scendants have held their lands in peace. 

Richard Smith died in 1692, evidently at an advanced 
age. His youngest son, Obadiah, died before his father, 
and the Patentee, with his accustomed promptness, erected 
to his memory a substantial tomb, which we trust no sac- 
rilegious hand will ever disturb. 

It is sad to consider that there is not wanting evidence 

"One of his visits is thus recorded in East Hampton Records: 
"June 12, 1666. Benjamin Price exchanged a horse with Mr. Rich- 
ard Smith of Nesequage, being a sorrel colour, bald face and white 
feete, flaxen maine and taile, for a sorrel horse with a bald face, that 
was formerly Samuel Jones'es, Ben. Price giving 12 shillings and a 
halter to boote." 

We have no doubt but that the Patentee had the best of the 
bargain. 



INTRODUCTION. 



XI 




£<^4h<vmbion, 



<By favor of Hon. Frederick Diodati Thompson, Sagtikos Manor, Islip, L. I.) 



Xll INTRODUCTION. 

that all was not peace and harmony among the sons of the 
Founder of Smithtown. The fact that no monument 
marks his last resting place, shows that they were wanting 
in the feeling of filial reverence which would have made 
that the first of duties. His widow, who survived him 
many years, seems to have had just cause for complaint 
against her son Richard, and was compelled to apply to 
the Court for relief : and notwithstanding the plain terms 
of their father's will, the brothers seem to have found it 
necessary or advisable to get a quit-claim from Jonathan, 
the heir-at-law, and gave him an extensive tract of land 
for the same. The Patentee during his lifetime gave each 
of his sons a homestead and farm and they were all settled 
at Nissequogue in close proximity to their father's home. 
Jonathan, the eldest son, inherited the original homestead, 
now the property of the heirs of Edmund Thomas Smith. 
Next east was the house and lot of Richard the second, 
now owned by the Misses Harries, while still east of that 
was the home lot of Job Smith, and an ancient house still 
standing upon it seems old enough to date back to his 
time. Daniel Smith had his home at the west end of the 
street which originally ran to the river, not far from the 
river side, and here was in old times the fording place or 
"going over." His home lot is now the south part of the 
homestead of the heirs of Caleb T. Smith. On the west 
side of the " Horse Race " road and some ways north was 
the home of Samuel Smith, which was sold by his son, 
known as ''Quaker Richard," to Daniel Smith second, and 
it is now the north part of the home farm of the heirs of 
Caleb T. Smith. 

Concerning the dates of the death of the sons of Richard 
Smith there is much uncertainty. Daniel probably died 
before 1715 ; Richard died in 1719; Adam is said to have 
died in 1720; Job died before 1720. The date of Jona- 
than's death is unknown. Samuel Smith died April 2, 1717, 



INTRODUCTION. xiil 

aged 63. No autograph of Daniel Smith is known to be 
in existence, and the only autographs of the rest of the 
sons are those attached to the deed to Rev. Daniel Taylor 
in 171 5, fac similes of which are here given. 

Autographs of Sons of the Patentee, 




Snuff Box of Richard Smith. 
(Now in possession of Hon. Frederick Diodati Thompson, Sagtikos Manor, Islip, L. I.) 



XIV INTRODUCTION. 

The personal relics of the Patentee are very few in 
number. His descendant, J. Otis Smith, Esq., possesses 
what is believed to be the sword of his illustrious ancestor. 
His sister has a pair of sleeve buttons bearing a date which 
proves their authenticity. The most interesting relic is 
the silver snuff box* of the Founder, now in possession ol 
Hon. Frederick Diodati Thompson, one of his descend- 
ants, to whom we are indebted for the illustration here 
given. 

In 1735, all the sons of the Patentee being dead, an 
agreement was made among the grandchildren and heirs 
for a final division of the lands in Smithtown. Previous 
to this some of the heirs, if not all, had taken up tracts of 
land which they occupied, and in some cases had sold to 
other people, with the understanding that they were to be 
charged to their account in the general division. An in- 
stance of this is the tract on the south side of the Country 
road at Smithtown Branch, which was sold by Obadiah 
Smith to Capt. James Dickinson many years before the 
general division, and was in his possession when the di- 
vision was made. Shubal Marchant seems to have bought 
his home lot (on the south side of the Nissequogue street) 
from the heirs who sold him their undivided shares. 

In the division in 1736 three large tracts were laid out: 
First the " Long Lots," which extended from the Hunting- 

*This snuff box was presented to Robert Smith Gardiner, son of Dr. 
Nathaniel Gardiner, who was an officer in the army of the Revolution, 
and grandson of Col. Abraham Gardiner, who married Mary, daughter 
of Nathaniel Smith, son of Richard 2d, and grandson of the Patentee. 
After the death of Robert Smith Gardiner it belonged to his sister 
Mrs. Eliza P. Brumley, who presented it to David Thompson, June 12, 
1850. After her death in 1872 it became the property of his widow, 
Mrs. Sarah Diodati Gardiner Thompson, who gave it to her son, Hon 
Frederick Diodati Thompson, of Sagtikos Manor, Islip, L. I. The 
drawing was made by David Gardiner, son of late Col. David Lion 
Gardiner and his wife Sarah Gardiner Thompson. 



INTRODUCTION. xv 

ton line east to lands previously laid out. Second, the 
lots on Ronkonkomy Plains, extending from the Islip'line 
north to the Country road. Third, the " Fifty Acre Lots," 
lying on the north side of the Country road, east of the 
village of Smithtown Branch. The rest was laid out in 
lots whose boundaries were in most cases very irregular, 
owing to the fact that they had been taken up at various 
times and at the caprice of the various owners, to whom 
they were afterwards laid out as parts of their shares. 

The question is often asked : Are there any undivided 
lands? To this the reply may be made that the beach 
between the Sunk Meadows and the Sound ; the lot on the 
hill on the south side of Nissequogue street, where the 
burying ground now is ; the bottom of Nissequogue river 
below the mill, and the bottom of Stony Brook harbor, 
are all undivided lands, and owned by the descendants of 
the Patentee. 

It only remains for the writer to perform the willing 
task of returning thanks for the generous .assistance ren- 
dered by many individuals. First of all, to Mrs. Charles 
Hilton Brown, whose assistance has been of the highest 
value, and without which the work could not have been 
made complete. To Richard B. Smith, Esq., the present 
head of the family, whose store of original manuscripts, 
collected and preserved by his honored grandfather, are 
of priceless value. To Coe D. Smith, Richard H. Smith, 
Robert B. Smith, of Commack, and Mrs. Nathaniel Smith,' 
for free access to ancient documents inherited from hon- 
ored ancestors and carefully preserved. To Richard H. 
Handley, Wm. J. Matheson, Morgan L. and John B. Bly- 
denburgh, Clinton G. Smith, Frederick Lenhart, Ethelbert 
Smith, Mrs. Mowbray, James Clinch Smith, James W. 
Phyfe, Judge Wilmot M. Smith, and George A. Smith, we 
are under the greatest obligations for the illustrations 
which so greatly add to the value of the work. Especial 



XVI INTRODUCTION. 

thanks are due to John L. Hill, Esq., for assistance which 
has enabled us to understand much that would have re- 
mained unexplained, and also for views of the property of 
the Wyandank Club, and most of all, for the charming 
view, the " Nymph of the Nissequogue."* 

Our sincere thanks are given to Theron L. Smith, late 
Supervisor, and to Edward H. L. Smith, his successor, 
both worthy of their office, for liberality of sentiment and 
action, which will ever be a pleasant remembrance ; and 
to Justices of the Peace George B. Ransom, J. Otis Smith, 
C. Melville Smith, Wm. S. Lawson and John H. P. Brower 
Browning. Also to Augustus G. Silliman and Edward E. 
Smith, Town Clerks, for able and willing assistance. 

To Prescott Hall Butler, Esq., and Dr. E. P. Buffett 
we are indebted for portraits of two of Smithtown's most 
honored citizens. 

The writer ventures to hope that this work will be ap- 
preciated as a valuable addition to Long Island history, 
and that it will preserve to future generations the acts and 
deeds of an illustrious ancestry. 

Southampton, L. I. 

WILLIAM S. PELLETREAU. 



Note. — It might seem unpardonable not to mention the time hon- 
ored tradition, that Richard Smith gained his land by making a bargain 
with the Indians, to have all he could ride around on his trained bull 
in a day. By starting at sunrise, and dashing through swamps and 
over hill and dale, by sunset he had gone round the town that now 
bears his name, and is still held by his descendants. 

*For the title given to this view the writer is wholly responsible. 



RECORDS OF SMITHTOWN, L. I. 



Indian Deed. 



Articles of agreement between Nasseconseke, Sachem 
of Nesequake, of the one part, and Edmond Wood. Jonas 
Wood, Jeremy Wood, Timothy Wood and Daniel White- 
head of the other, and Stephen Hudson. 

This writing witnesseth That I Nasseconsack, Sachem 
of Long Island, do sell and make over to the above said 
partyes, Edmond Wood, Jonas Wood, Jeremy Wood^ 
Timothy Wood Stephen Hudson and Daniel Whitehead, 
a certaine quantity of land, beginning at a River called 
and commonly knowne by the name of Nesaquake river, 
and from that River Eastward to a River called Memanu- 
sack, lying on the North side of Long Island, and on the 
South side from Conecticott four Necks westward: prom- 
ising and by vertue of this writing do promise that the 
aforesaid partyes shall quietly possess and enjoy the said 
quantityes of land without any trouble or disturbance from 
any other Indyans whatsoever. In consideration of which 
land we the aforesaid Partyes do promise to pay unto the 
afore said Naseconsahe, Six Coats, Six fathom of Wamp- 
ome Six Howes, Six Hatchetts, Six knives, Six kettles, one 
hundred Muxes, to be paid on or before the 29th of Sep- 
tember 1650. 

I Jonas Wood do hereby testifye that I and Jeremy 
Wood and Daniel Whitehead went to view the foure 



2 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Necks of Meadow lying westward from Conecticutt River, 
mentioned in the bill ol Nessaquake purchase, and there 
lived an old Homes and his sonne, whose name was Wan- 
equaheag, who owned these Necks, and we told them that 
Nasconsake had undertaken to sell us those four necks, 
and they seemed very willing. 

May 28th 1663. JONAS WOOD. 

Copie of ye Indian deed of Nesequage lands, entered in 
ye Records for Richard Smith 2nd March 1666. 

(Recorded in office of Sec of State Albany) 

[The above is copied from a copy of the original deed certi- 
fied by Secretary Nicolls in 1663, and there are endorsed on it 
the following curious memoranda.] 

Note that Quaker Smith's deed from Coll. Nicolls bears 
date, March the 7th, 1665. 

The grant of f parts of ye land by ye Woods & Comp. 
is dated the 1st September 1650. 

The date of the Indian Deed is 29th Sept. 1650. 

[Note. — It should be stated here, that the Indian deeds in 
themselves, conveyed no title. The ownership of the lands 
was claimed by the British Crown, and the patents granted by 
the Royal Governors are the true sources of title. The Indian 
deeds were obtained simply as a matter of equity, and to sat- 
isfy the Indian claimants, and the boundaries mentioned in 
them were generally copied in the patents. The purchasers 
mentioned, afterwards conveyed part of their interest to certain 
Plymouth men, but they did not follow up their purchase by 
obtaining a patent from the government. At that time Wyan- 
danch, Sachem of Montauk, claimed and exercised jurisdiction 
over the greater part of Long Island. The Narragansett In- 
dians, in one of their incursions, seized and carried off the 
daughter of Wyandanch. She was rescued and restored to her 
father through the interposition of Lyon Gardiner, the propri- 
etor of Gardiner's Island. In return for this favor, Wyandanch 
gave the following deed. — W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 3 

Deed from Wyandance to Lyon Gardiner. 

East Hampton July 14th 1659. 
Be it known unto all men both English and Indians, es- 
pecially the inhabitants of Long- Island, that I, Wyandance 
sachem of Paumanack, with my wife and son Wyandan- 
bone, my only son and heir, having deliberately consid- 
ered, how this twenty-four years we have been not only 
acquainted with Lyon Gardiner, but from time to time 
and from much kindness of him by counscell and advice 
in our prosperity, but in our great extremity, when we 
were almost swallowed up of our enemies, then we say he 
offeared to us not only as a friend, but as a father in giv- 
ing us his money and goods, wherebv we defended our- 
selves and ransomed my daughter, and we say and know 
that by this means we had great comfort and relief from 
the most honorable of the English nation here about us. 
so that, seeing we yet live, and both of us being now old, 
and not that we at any time have given him anything to 
gratify his love and care and charge, we having nothing 
left that is worth his acceptance but a small tract of land 
left us, we desire him to accept for himself, his heirs, ex- 
ecutors and assigns for ever. Now that it may be known 
how and where this land lyeth on Long Island, we say it 
lyeth between Hunttington and Setauket, the western 
bound being Cow Harbor, easterly Acatamunk, and south- 
erly crosse the island to the end of the great hollow or 
valley, or more than half way through the island southerly, 
and that this is our free gift and deed, doth appear by our 
hand marks under written. Signed sealed and delivered 
in the presence of 

Richard Smythe WYANDANCE His marke 

Thomas Chatfield WYANDBONE His mark 
Thomas Talmadge The Sachem's wife Her mark 



4 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

[The original deed is now in possession of the Long Island 
Historical Society, and the following is endorsed upon it :] 

Memorandum, That I David Gardiner of Gardiner's 
Island do acknowledge to have received satisfaction of 
Richard Smythe of Nissaquake for what concerns me in 
the within written deed. In Witness Whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand this 15th day of October 1664. 

DAVID GARDINER. 

Recorded in the office of Secretary of State, Albany, in 
Long Island book of entries from 1659 to 1667. 

[David Gardiner was the heir at law of his father, Lyon 
Gardiner, who died in 1653. The above was evidently given 
to confirm a sale said to have been made by Lyon Gardiner to 
Richard Smythe.— W. S. P.]* 

*The following extract from the records of the town of East 
Hampton throws much light upon the purchase from Lyon 
Gardiner : 

" Jeremyah Conklinge, Deposed Testifieth, that Mr. Richard 
Smith of Nessaquauk came to my mother Gardiner's house 
and fell into Discourse with her about a psell of land which he 
had bought of Mr. Lyon Gardiner lying beyond Neesaquauk. 
Mr. Smith said he thought he should meete with a great Dele 
of trouble about the land. Mrs. Gardiner made answer of this, 
rather than shee would have any trouble about it shee would 
let the bargaine bee voide, or to that purpose. Whereupon 
Mr. Smith said that he would have the bargaine stand, and he 
would paie accordinge to the agreement with her husband, and 
hee would take all the trouble on himselfe. Which agreement 
was that Mr. Gardiner sould to Mr. Smith all his right in that 
parsell of land. This Testimony was taken at Easthampton 
this 21 day of March 16 70-1 before me 

John Mulford 
Justice of the Peace." 
{East Hampton printed Records, Vol. I, p. 336.) 

[The date of the above conversation is not given, but doubt- 
less it was before the release given by David Gardiner, and 
shows that no formal deed had been given by Lyon Gardiner. 
— W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 5 

Deed from Nassekege, Indian Sachem. 

This writing witnesseth that when Nasseconset sould 
that part of land on the est side of Nessequage river unto 
Jonas, Jerime, Timothy Wood and Daniel Whitehead and 
others, that then my sayd unkle did Resarve half the sayd 
neck, called and knowne by the name of Nesequage neck 
to himselve and Nesequage Indians to live and to plant 
on. I Nassekege being soele haire to all Nassesconsetts 
land on the Est siede of Nesequage River doe by these 
pesents for me and my haires make over all our interest in 
the sayd halve neck unto Richard Smith of Nessequage 
senyer, the same to have and to hould, to him and his 
haires forever ; and Nassekege doth further witness of my 
knowledge that Nineponishare was formerly apoynted. 
Nessaconnopp and my selve was apoynted by young Nas- 
seconsett my unkle as joynt haires to them both, to mark 
the bounds of Nessequag land for Richard Smith, and we 
did doe it according to the saels which they had formerly 
made unto Raconkumake a fresh pond about the middle 
of Long Island, acording to the order that they both did 
give to us, beeing acompanied with John Catchem and 
Samuel Adams and Mawhew to mark the trees— April 6th 
1664. I Nassekeag doe owne that the above saied was 
witnessed by Richard Odell, and Richard Harnet doth 
promise to own the above saied before the Governor or 
any else. 

NASSEKEAG X mark having Received full 
satisfaction for the premises to his content. 

Witness 

Massetuse X his mark 

The writing above was owned by Nasekeage and Mos- 
setuse to be true in my presence. 

Richard Woodhull 
Dorothy Woodhull 



6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Patent from Governor Richard Nicolls. 

A Confirmation of a tract of land called Nesequauke 
granted unto Richard Smith of Long Island. 

Richard Nicolls E 8qr Governor under his Royall high- 
ness James, Duke of Yorke &c. of all his Territories in 
America, To all to whome these presents shall come send- 
ith greeting. Whereas there is a certain parcel or tract 
of land situate lying and being in the East Riding of 
York shire upon Long Island, Commonly called or known 
by the name of Nesaquauke Land. Bounded Eastward 
with the line lately runne by the Inhabitants of Seatalcott 
as the bounds of their town, bearing Southward to a cer- 
taine fresh Pond called RaconKamuck, from thence south- 
westward to the Head of Nesaquauke River, and on the 
west side of the said River so farr as is at this present in 
ye possession of Richard Smith as his proper right and 
not any wayes claymed or in controversy betweene any 
other persons ; which said parcell or tract of land (amongst 
others) was heretofore given and granted by the Sachems 
or Indyan proprietors to Lvon Gardiner of Gardiner's 
Island deceased, and his heirs: whose interest and estate 
therein hath been sold and conveyed unto Richard Smith 
and his Heires, by virtue of which hee claymes his pro- 
priety ; and whereas the Commissioners authorised by a 
Genrall Court held at Hartford in His Majestyes Colony 
of Conecticott did heretofore, That is to say in ye Month 
of June 1664, make an agreement with the said Richard 
Smith, That upon the conditions therin expressed hee the 
said Richard Smith should place Twenty families upon 
the said land, Now know yee that by vertue of the Com- 
mission and authority given unto mee by his Royall High- 
ness the Duke of Yorke, I do ratify and confirme the said 
agreement, and do likewise hereby give confirme and 
jjrant unto the said Richard Smith his heirs and assigns 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 7 

the said Parcell or Tract of land, called or knowne by the 
name of Nesaquauke Lands bounded as afore said together 
with all the lands, woods, meadows, Pastures, Marshes, 
Waters, Lakes, fishings, Huntting and fowling, and all 
other profitts comodityes and Emoluments to the said 
parcell or tract of Land and Premises belonging, with their 
and every of their appurtenances, and of every part and 
parcell thereof. To have and to hold the said Parcell or 
Tract of Land with all and singular the appurtenances, 
unto the said Richard Smith his Heirs and Assigns, to the 
proper use and behoofe of the said Richard Smith his 
Heires and assigns for ever. Upon the conditions & Termes 
hereafter exprest, That is to say, That in Regard there 
hath arisen some dispute and controversy between the In- 
habitants of the town of Hunttington and Captaine Robt 
Ceely of the same place, concerning that Parcell of land 
lying to ye westward of Nesequauke River which for the 
consideracons therein mentioned, the said Richard Smith 
by vertue of the aforementioned Agreemt was to enjoy, 
but now is molested and hindered in the quiet Possession 
thereof, The said Richard Smith shall be obliged to Settle 
onely ten families on the lands before mentioned within 
the space of three years after the date hereof. But if it 
shall hereafter happen that the said Richard Smith shall 
cleere his Title and be lawfully possessest of the premises 
as aforesaid that then hee the said Richard Smith shall 
settle the full number of Twenty families within Five 
yeares after such Clearing of his Title, and being lawfully 
Possessed as aforesaid, and shall fulfill whatsoever in the 
said Agreemt is required. And for an encouragment to 
the said Richard Smith in his settling the families afore- 
mentioned, the Plantations upon the said Nessequauke 
Lands shall from the first settlement until the expiration 
of the Terme or Termes of years bee free from all Rates 
or Taxes, and shall have no dependence upon any other 



8 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

place, but in all respects have like and equall priviledges 
with any Town within this Government, Provided always, 
That the said Richard Smith his Heirs and assigns shall 
render and pay such other acknowledgements and dutyes 
as are or shall be Constituted and Ordained, by his Royall 
Highness the Duke of York and his Heires or such Gov- 
ernor or Governors as shall from time to time be appoint- 
ed and sett over them. 

Given under my hand and seale at Fort James, in New 
York this 3d day of march in the Eighteenth year of the 
Rayne of our Soverign Lord Charles the Second by the 
Grace of God, King of England, Scotland France and Ire- 
land, Defender of the Faith &c And in the year of our 

Lord God, 1665. 

RICHARD NICOLLS. 

(Recorded in office of Secretary of State, Albany.) 

Deed from Nesatesconsett, Indian Sachem. 

Whereas Richard Smith of Smithfield hath bought all 
the land between Hunttington Harbour and Nesaquouke 
River of Lyon Gardiner, as may appear by a deed bear- 
ing date, 1663, Nassetteconsett, Sagamore of Nesaquauke 
Complaint to ye Commissioners of Hartford at a Court 
held at Setalcot in 1664, that Richard Smith had taken 
away his land. And then did owne that he had given 
Catawaunuck to Wyandance for the said Lyon Gardiner's 
use which was by Mr. Odell and others bounded as may 
by marked trees appear. But Nassetconsett said that the 
land between those marked trees and Nesaquauke River 
was his. The Court advised me to buy the land of him in 
case he had not sold it before. Whereupon I Richard 
Smith went to speake with the Sunk Squaw. She did 
before many of East Hampton owne that Nesaquauke Sag- 
amore did give Catawamuck to her father long ago, and 
that hee Nassetconsett did give the other part unto Nesa- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 9 

quauke River to her brother Wogancombone, But finding 
nothing under his hand to show, and shee owning him to 
be the true Propritor at first, I thought good to buy the 
said land of Nessateconsett, and have agreed with him for 
one Gunn, one kettle, tenn coats, one Blankett three hands 
of powder and three handfulls of Lead. 

These are to certify that I Nessetconsett, Sagamore of 
Nesaquauk have for me and my heires sold all of my land 
on the West side of Nesaquauk River with all the Bene- 
fitts and Privilidges of Land and water unto Richard 
Smith of Smithfield and his Heirs or assigns for ever, and 
have received pay for the same to my content. Whereas 
Catawump doth lay clayme to half the aforesaid Land it 
is agreed that he is to have two Coates more, and so doth 
joyne with Nassetconsett in the sale, And do both agree 
for us and our Heires to maintain the right of Richard 
Smith and his heires for ever in all the land aforesaid, re- 
serving the liberty of Matts, Canoos, and Eagles and Deare 
Skins catcht in the water.* By canoos is meant Indyan 
Built that is to say, rack, this to my selfe and heires. Wit- 
ness our hands and Seales, May 4th, 1665. 

The mark of NESATESCONSETT 
Witnesses CATAWUMPS his mark 

Richard Woodhull TANARINGO his mark 

Daniel Lane 

his 

Quarter C Sachem 



T*That is, the right to gather flags to make mats with which 
the Indians used to cover their wigwams, and to cut trees to 
make canoes. 

In the Records of Southampton is an account of a law suit 
between that town and Southold. The evidence shows that 
young eagles taken in the nest and the skins of deer and bears 
killed while swimming in the water were given to the Sachem 
that owned the land as his rightful property. — W. S. P.] 



IO RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Memorandum. That ye Land afore mentioned was 
bought and part of the Pay delivered neare a yeare before 
the Signing hereof. 
(Recorded in office of Secretary of State, Liber 2, p. 121.) 



[Richard Smith had purchased several tracts of land from 
the Indians in Brookhaven, but the people of Setauket insisted 
that as he was about to set up a township of his own, he should 
surrender all his Indian titles in Brookhaven. This he did for 
a suitable consideration and the following agreement was made 
to settle disputed boundaries. — W. S. P.] 

Brookhaven and Smithfield bounds. March 8, 1666. 
Recorded for Brookhaven. 

The bounds betweene Brookhaven and Smithfield are 
to be as followeth. From a brooke called Stony Brooke 
overthwart the Island, and half the meadows at the fresh 
pond and within a mile thereof to be equally divided be- 
tween the two plantations of Brookhaven, and Smithfield 
Bounds, is to go from the sayd brook unto Hunttington 
bounds, and Smith ingaging to settle 20 families within 
the above limits of Smithfield within five years. This was 
ageed upon between the plantations of Brookhaven, and 
Mr. Smith of Smithfield before the Committee and magis- 
trates in open Courte, and that what soever ground Mr 
Smith of Smithfield hath purchased within Brookhaven 
bounds now stated, of the Indians, the sayde plantation of 
Brookhaven is to repay Mr. Smith, in case Mr Smith does 
not bie up the plantation within five years, or else the 
Courte have libertie to make up the 20 families. And Mr 
Smith in behalf of himselfe and his associates doth agree 
to accomodate Nas a conseate the Indian properly belong- 
ing to that place them and their heyres with sufficient 
land for theire own securitie. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. II 

Papers in relation to Controversy between 
Huntington and Smitlitown. 

[In 1656, "on or about the last day of July," Asharoken the 
Matinecock sachem, sold to Jonas Wood, Wm. Rogers and 
Thomas Wickes, " for themselves and the rest of their associ- 
ates," "All the meadows fresh and salt lying and being upon 
the north side of Long Island, from our former bounds, Cow- 
Harbour, to Nesaquake river." 

The patent given by Governor Richard Nicolls to the town- 
ship of Huntington November 30, 1666, describes that their 
boundaries " were to stretch east to Nesaquake river." 

Richard Smith, relying upon his title obtained from Lyon 
Gardiner, brought suits for trespass against persons who, un- 
der the claim of Huntington, were occupying lands at Fresh 
Pond. Some of these suits were tried at Southampton, and 
finally about 1670, came to the Court of Assizes. The claim of 
Huntington was sustained as far eastward as Nesequake river, 
upon condition that Huntington settle families there within 
three years, and a systematic effort was made to comply with 
these conditions. 

In 1674 the Dutch recaptured New York, and Long Island* 
for a brief period, also came under their control. Richard 
Smith, with his usual energy, had made application for a new 
trial, and the Huntington people had been cited to appear be- 
fore the Governor and Council. The motion for a new trial 
was argued and a new trial was granted, but before it could 
take place the whole affair was suspended by the restoration of 
the Dutch Government. Smith promptly presented his claims 
to the new Government, with the following declaration. — 
W. S. P.] 

Richard Smith Plaintif ) 

V The heads of ye declaration 

Huntington men Defendants ) 

Imprimis, the defendant did at both tryalls in both 



12 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Courts produce a false bill of sale in Assepokin's name, as 
may appear. 

2nd The defendants produced several false witnesses 
whereby the Jury and Court were misled, but ye plaintif 
submits to ye Courts judgment. 

3d the land in question did never pertain to Asepokin 
ye Matinecock sachem, but Nasetsconset the sachem of 
Nesaquake was the true proprietor thereof, and that Nas- 
etsconset sold ye plaintiff ye said land by order of Mr 
Winthrop and Hartford Commissioners, under this sale 
ye plaintiff possessed the same peaceably, 7 or 8 years, to 
all purposes till ye defendant disturbed him. 

5th ye defendants have taken a vyolent possession con- 
trary to law, & after forewarning, and have committed 
many riotous abuses to the plaintiffs great prejudice. 

6th The plaintiff presented many petitions to the late 
Duke's Government, who in pursuance of the precedent 
orders did appoint two several arbitrations at ye plaintiffs 
charge, which were (by ye defendants) protested against,, 
whose judgments declare ye plaintiffs right to ye land in 
question. 

8th Governor Calbert (Colve) upon ye plaintiffs petition 
granted a hearing in equity, and did give sentence, and 
order ye fiscall to give ye plaintiff possession of ye land 
in question, with all the advantages to them pertaining, 
which execution was by Mr Kuyf committed personally, 
requiring Mr Odell to serve it as may appear. 

9th The land in question is bounded east by Nesaquaek 
river, & west by Whitman's Hollow, & ye Fresh pond. 
The defendant charged ye plaintiff to have produced a 
false order of Court, which was ye cause ye Dutch Court 
did defer ye case so long. 

The Defendant hath not settled ye land according to- 
Governor Lovelace, directions. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 3 

[It appears that a summons was served upon the people of 
Huntington, and was probably written in the Dutch language, 
which elicited the following reply. — W. S. P.] 

Neighbour Smith of Nesaquag. By this ye may un- 
derstand that you left a paper, for, as you say, the towne, 
in the hands of Joseph Whitman, written in an unknown 
tongue to us. from whence it came or what it is we know 
not, neither what you intend by it we know not, but this 
we know, yt we shall take no notice of it, neither can do, 
and if you would have us to know your mind, you must 
speak and write in a known tongue to us. Likewise take 
notice yt we have and intend to know more fully shortly 
yt you or yours have acted the part of the currish nabour 
by usurping with impudence and shameless bouldness, to 
come upon our ground and to seize upon our grass for 
your own use, an unheard of practice, and never practiced 
by honest men : therefore we doe by these protest against 
your course, and we are resolved, first to defend ourselves 
and our estates from the hands of violent aggressors, 
which is no more than the law of nature and nations al- 
lows. Secondly when the season comes you may expect 
to have and reap the due defeat of such demerits. 

From Hunttington July 17, 1674. 

Decision of the Dutch Government. 

February 1st 1674. Present at the meeting his noble 
Honor the Governer Genral and their Honors Counciller 
Cornelius Steenwyck, Mr. Cornelius Van Ruynen, and 
the Fiscal, William Kuyff. 

Received and read the petition of Richard Smith show- 
ing that he the petitioner had for reasons and motives 
stated in detail in the petition, been allowed and granted 
by the preceding English government a revision and re- 



14 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

hearing of a certain judgment between the petitioner, and 
the inhabitants of the village of Huntington, concerning 
some lands in dispute, as shown in detail by a certain doc- 
ument of the Court of Assizes dated , and produced 

by petitioner to this board, further requesting that in pur- 
suance of said document he might be allowed and granted 
a revision. This request having been taken into consider- 
ation it is granted in favor of the petitioner in accordance 
with the tenor of the said document: but before any fur- 
ther proceedings are taken, their honors the Governor 
General and Council of New Netherland decide and order 
that some persons conversant with the case be appointed 
to settle the dispute between the two parties if possible by 
arbitration. For this purpose Mr. Jan Lawrence mer- 
chant of this city, Mr. Richard Cornwell living near the 
village of vlisssingen (Flushing) Mr. Richard Odell and 
Mr. Thomas Townsend, magistrates of the village of Oys- 
ter Bay, and Setalcot, are commissioners, and appointed, 
to whom it is recommended that at the expense of the pe- 
tioner they meet as soon as possible at a certain time and 
place to be determined by themselves, and examine the 
case between the said two parties, listen to arguments, 
make if necessary ocular inspection of the land in dispute 
and use all possible means to decide the case and make 
the parties agree, but if they cannot accomplish it, report 
in writing to this board. 
{Translated from the Dutch N. Y. Col. MSS., XXIII, p. 206.) 



[In 1675 New York was once more restored to the English 
Government, and Richard Smith pressed his suit before the 
new administration, and a final judgment was rendered as fol- 
lows.— W. S. P.] 

At the Term of Court held in New York October 1675. 
In the Case between the Plaintif and Defendant This 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



l $ 



Court after mature deliberation, doth find in equity for 
the Plaintiff, and the proceedings of the Dutch Court in 
this case to be legal and judicial, and therefore give judg- 
ment for the Plaintiff, That the lands in question between 
Nessequake river westward unto Whitman's Hollow and 
so to the fresh Pond doth of right belong unto him, (Rich 
ard Smith) and he is to be put in possession of the same if 
not otherwise delivered up. The pesent Inhabitants there- 
of by the Plaintiff's consent to have leave to stay there 
until the first day of May, next, and also to have liberty to 
take off all the produce of any corne that at or before this 
trial was in the ground. However the said land to bee 
within the jurisdiction of Huntington as within their Pat- 
ent, though the property adjudged to the Plaintiff. The 
Defendant to pay the costs of this court, but for what hath 
been formerly each party to bear their own charge. 

The bounds of the land recovred from Huntington by 
Richard Smith Sr. was layd out by Thomas Wickes in 
obedience to the order of the Court of Assizes, he being im- 
ployed by the Court of Huntington to give possession of 
the same is described to be as followeth, viz. From the 
west most part of Joseph Whitmans Hollow, and the west 
side of the Leading Hollow to the Fresh Pond, Unthema- 
muck, and the west side of the pond at high water mark 
to the river east ward as it is supposed. This is attested 
by Thomas Wickes under his hand Sept. 24 1675. 
Possession given by Turf and Twig. 

[At the time when Richard Smith made application before 
the Court of Assizes for a new trial, Oct., 1672, the following 
order was made. — W. S. P.] 

Some time in ye month of May next his. Hon. the Gov- 
ernor intends to have a General Trayning and a meeting 
of the two troops of horse, at the east end of Hempstead 



l6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

plains, where some indiferent persons from the east end 
of the Island who will be there, and some others from the 
west, shall be appointed to go and view ye said land called 
Nessequake land, on the west side of the river, and so 
make inquiry thereunto in the best manner they can, and 
if possible to make a conclusion between ye Plaintiff and 
Defendant, which if it cannot be attained unto, that then 
the Plaintiff have liberty to pesent his bill in equitv against 
the Defendant at ye next General Court of Assize, as to 
that land called Nessequake land, whereon a definite con- 
clusion can be obtained according to law and conscience. 

Statements of Indian Sachems. 

The declaration of Pauquaitoun, formerly Chiefe Coun- 
selor to the Old Sachem Wyandance who doth relate as 
followeth. 

That to his knowledge Cattawamnuck land did belong to 
the forefathers of the old Sachem Wyandance, & that the 
granmother of the fore [named] Sachem lived on that land 
formerly, & those Indians that lived on ye sd land owned 
the said Sachem as chiefe owner of all that tract of land. 
& that he & his Indians and such Indians as lived on the 
sd land did give him the tribute skin of all drowned deere 
when he demanded it. And that he heard Assawkin the 
Sagamore of Oyster bay, & Nasaskonsuk sagamore of 
Neesaquauk both of them say, to the old Sachem Wyan- 
dance, he might dispose of all that tract of land as pleased 
him, for it was his & he might give the Indians wht pleased 
him. So the Old Sachem of Montauket disposed of all 
that land to Lieutenant Lion Gardiner, before his death. 

The Sunk squaw of Montauket sends word by her hus- 
band & Obadiah, that the fore said land was her father's 
own land, and that those Indians if he were living durst 
not deny it. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 17 

Since then the Sunk squaw, being inquired of, shee said 
those Sachems above mentioned were kindred to Tapou- 
sha and to her father and mother, and they had an inter- 
est in the land above said but passed it over to her father 
for him to dispose of & to give them above said part of 
the pay he received of ye English, This spoken in pes- 
ence of me, Thomas James. 

These particulars above declared to ye best 
of my vnderstandig before me 

THOMAS JAMES. 
And deposed before me 

John Mulford 
June 22, 1666. 

Pauquatoun since testifieth that the old Sachem Wyan- 
dance appointed Sakkatakka & Chekanno to marke out 
the said Rattaconeck lands, & after that ye sd Pauquatoun 
saw the trees marked all along the bounds, & the Sachem 
being with him he heard him the sd Sachem say it was 
marked right. And that there is a fresh pond called Ash- 
amaumuk which is at the parting of the bounds of the 
foresaid lands from where the trees were marked to ye 
pathway. 

In pesence of 

John Mulford. 

Octobr 18, 1667. 

[The original, very difficult to decipher, was found among 
the papers of Robert E. Smith, Esq. — W. S. P.] 

Southampton, March ye 4th i6|£ 
The testimony of Leiftenant Tho. Talmage, and Mr 
Thomas Chatfield as followeth. These deponents say that 
the Deede of Guift made over to Mr. Lyon Gardiner was 



1 8 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

freely made over to him without any reservation of either 
meadow or grasse or what ever else specifyed in the said 
deede. And further deponents testifie that to the best of 
their remembrance they never heard Mr. Gardiner nor the 
Indians say at that time nor at any other time, that Hunt- 
tington men had any right to either hearbidge or meadow, 
but that they owned it freely to bee his. And further say 
that they the deponents were pesent at the signing sealing 
and delivering of the said deede from the Indians to Lyon 
Gardiner. 

Taken upon oath before two of the Justices of the 
East Riding, named Mr. William Wells & Mr. John 
Mulford and by their order &c Per Henry Pier- 
son, Clearke of the Court of Sessions of ye said Rid- 
ing. 

[The original of above is among papers of Robert E, Smith. 
— W. S. P.] 

Agreement between Richard Smith and Capt. 
John Scott. 

This writing Witnesseth an Agreement Between Capt. 
John Scott of Ashford, and Richard Smith Sen. ejusdem.* 
That all that [tract] of land once in the pssession of Lion 
Gardiner, and lying Between Cow Harbour and Neesa- 
quauk River, shall be equally divided between Captain 
Scott and ye said Richard Smith, ye said Captain John 
Scott being to pay to Richard Smith ye surae of twenty 
five pounds, sterling upon Demand, next after this date 
Nov. 22, 1663. further ye said Captain Scott is to enjoy 
ye said tract of land to him and his heires forever, and 
wee doe bind ourselves to doe anything that may tend to 

*Of the same place. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 9 

ye Strengthening of our right in ye pemises. Witness our 
hands ye date afore said RICHARD SMITH 

Witness JOHN SCOTT 

Thomas James 
Henry Pierson 

A true copy per me Henry Pierson 
Register ye said November. 



Know all men by these pesents that Whareas I Richar.d 
Smith of Ashford alias Setauket on Long Island, have by 
writing bearing date November 22 1663, made a full and 
firme Covenant with Captain John Scott of ye said Town, 
Esquire, Concerning ye lands I bought of Lieutenant Lion 
Gardiner, which said lands are a certain tract lying and 
being Bounded between ye river Neesequauk and ye 
head of ye Cow Harbour, ye next river south or south 
east from Hunttington, and distant about three miles from 
ye said Hunttington, and he ye said Captin John Scott 
being by ye said agreement to have halfe ye said land up- 
on a just Division for which he is to pay me Twenty five 
pounds, and whereas hee ye said Captn: Scott did lay 
Claime to all ye said tract of land I purchased aforesaid, 
by vertue of Bargaine with ye said Lieutenant Gardiner 
formerly. By meanes whereof hee ye said Captin John 
Scott became debtor unto him ye said Lyon Gardiner. I 
say I ye forenamed Richard Smith doe hereby bind my 
selfe, my heirs &c. that neither ye said Lyon Gardiner nor 
any in his right or name shall molest him ye said Captain 
Scott or his heirs &c. in Respecte of ye said Bargain or 
Covenant between them concerning ye said lands, and I 
further bind my selfe my heirs &c. never to make any 
claim of interest in ye said proportion of lands made over 



20 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

as afore said, by ye said Covenants. Witness my hand 
this 22d November anno Domini, 1663.* 

Witness RICHARD SMITH 

Henry Pierson, Richard Howell, 
John Yungs. A true copy ye sd Novembr 

1663 per me Henry Pierson 
Register. 

This is a true copy taken out of ye Records of South- 
ampton from page 40 and 41 as test my hand 

Christopher Foster Town Clerk [of Southampton] 



Patent from Governor Andross. 

(Commonly known as the " Second Patent.") 

?■ Edmund Andros Esquire, Seigneur of Sausmares, Lieu- 
tenant and Governor Genral undr his Royall Highness, 
James Duke of York and Albany, of all his territories 
in America, To all to whom these presents shall come 
sendeth greeting Whereas there is a certain parcell of 

|& [*Capt. John Scott was a notorious adventurer, whose scan- 
dalous escapades kept the western towns in an uproar for 
many years. His principal scheme was to pretend to be the 
owner ot large tracts of land on Long Island, and then to sell 
them to some credulous purchaser who found out too late that 
his title was baseless. There can be no doubt but that the 
pretended agreement with Lyon Gardiner was entirely imag- 
inary, but it is equally plain that Richard Smith thought it 
advisable to conciliate his good will. The original papers 
from which these copies are made are now in the possession 
of Robert E. Smith, Esq. The exposure and flight of Capt. 
John Scott seem to have rendered the whole agreement void. — 
W. S. P.] 




RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 21 

land situate lying and beingjn the East riding of York- 
shire upon Long Island, commonly 
called or known by the name of Nes- 
aquake lands, bounded east ward by 
a certain runn of water called Stony 
Brook, stretching north to the Sound, 
and southward bearing to a certaine 
\ fresh water pond called Raconka- 
gjmuck, being Setalcott west bounds, 
from thence south west ward to the 
head of Nesaquake River, and so 
along the said river as it runs unto 
the Sound. Also another parcell or 
tract of land on the West side of the 
said river, extending to the wester- 
most part of Joseph Whitman's Hollow, as also to the 
west side of Leading Hollow to the fresh pond Unshema- 
muck, and the west of that pond att high water mark, and 
so to the Sound, being Huntington east bounds: which 
said parcell or tract of land, on the East side of Nesaquake 
River was heretofore granted by Patent unto Richard 
Smith, the pesent possessor; by Col. Richard Nicolls, and 
to his heyres and assigns forever, as also that on the west 
side of said river, with some provisoes and restrictions, 
the which has since by due course of law, att the General 
Court of Assizes held in the year 1675, been recovered by 
the said Richard Smith from the town of Huntington. 
Know ye that by virtue of his Majesties letters Patent, 
and the Commission and authority unto me given by his 
Royall Highness, have ratifyed confirmed and granted, 
and by these presents do ratify confirm and grant unto the 
said Richard Smith his heyres and assigns, the aforesaid 
parcels or tracts of land on both side of the Nesaquake 
River. Together with all the lands, soyles, woods, mead- 
ows, pastures, marshes, lakes, waters, fishing, hawking, 



22 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

hunting- and fowling, and all other profits commodities and 
emoluments to 'the said parcells of land and premises be- 
longing; with their and every of their appurtenances, and 
every part and parcell thereof. To Have and To Hold, 
the sayd parcels or tracts of land and premises, with all 
and singular the appurtenances, unto the said Richard 
Smith his heyres and assigns, to the proper use and behoof 
of him the said Richard Smith his heyres and assigns for- 
ever. The tenure of the said land and premises to bee ac- 
cording to the custom of the manor of East Greenwich, in 
the County of Kent in England in free and common soc- 
cage and by fealty only. As also that the said place bee 
established as a township and bee called and known by 
the name of Smithfield or Smithtown, by which name to 
be distinguished in all bargains and sales, deeds records 
and writings. The said Richard Smith his heyres and as- 
signs making due improvement on the afore mentioned, 
and continuing in obedience, and conforming himself ac- 
cording to the laws of ther government, and yielding and 
paying therefor yearly and every year unto his Royall 
Highness's use as an acknowledgement or quit rent one 
good fatt lamb, unto such officer or officers as shall be 
impowered to receive the same. Given under my hand 
and sealed with the seal of the Province in New York, this 
25th day of march in the twenty ninth year of his Majes- 
ties reign, Anno Dom. 1677. 

E. ANDROSS. 

[Note. — The seal attached to this Patent bears the Arms of 
the Duke of York, afterwards King James II. The shield 
bears "quarterly" the arms of England, Scotland, France and 
Ireland, surrounded by the well known motto of the Order ©f 
the Garter, Honi soit qui mal y pense : (Evil be to him who evil 
thinks.) The whole bears the legend, " Sigill. Provinc. Nov. 
Eborac," (Seal of the Province of New York.) — W. S. Pelle- 
treau.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 23 

Papers in relation to the Purchase by Edmund 
Wood and Others. 

Deeds, Sec. of State. Office. Vol. I, p. 115 

Recorded for Mr John Saffine these 
following- writings, viz: August 15, 1676. 
Wee whose Names are here under written, having Pur- 
chased a Plantacon from the Indyans, commonly called 
Nesaquake, wee do freely give and graunt unto Mr. Thom- 
as Willett and Mr. Padie, merchants of Plymouth, to have 
equall share, both in the Purchase and Priviledge of the 
place: witness our hands, this 4th Day of September, 1650- 

EDMOND WOOD 
JONAS WOOD 
JEREMY WOOD 
TIMOTHY WOOD 
DANIEL WHITEHEAD 
STEPHEN HUDSON. 

I do hereby Testify, That as I am one of the principall 
subscribers to this graunt, was present at all the subscrip- 
cons, and did then order my brother Jonas Wood to sub- 
scribe my name for mee, and also was then present when 
Timothy and Stephen Hudson desired Daniel Whitehead 
to subscribe their names in their behalfe, when he wrote 
his owne, wch accordingly was done in this Instrument: 
Witnesse my hand this 10th day Augst 1676. 

Signum G JEREMY WOOD. 

August 21th 1650. 
This witnesseth, That wee underwritten, have received 
from Mr. Willett these goods, Twelve Dutch ells of Trad- 
ing Cloath, Six Hatchetts, Six Hoes, Six Knives, one hun- 
dred Aull Blades. 

EDMOND WOOD 
DANIEL WHITEHEAD. 



24 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

I do hereby Testify, That according to my best knowl- 
edge & apprehencon the Subscripcon to this Receipt are 
the very hands of my father Edmond Wood and Daniel 
Whitehead, Purchasers of the Land called Nessaquaeke* 
witnesse my hand, this tenth day of August, 1676. 

JONAS WOOD. 

The Testimony of Jonas Wood, Senior of Huntington, 
Aged about Sixty one yeares, do affirme, That about the 
yeare 1650 I (together with severall others) Purchased of 
the Sachem of Nessaquage, named Nassaconsit, and the 
rest of the owning Indyans of Nessaquage, their Land 
from the east side of Nessaquage River, to the east side of 
their Bounds, which was then shewne to us, and now com- 
monly knowne: And Mr. Thomas Willett, Merchant of 
Plymouth; being then at Manhatans, hearing of the Pur- 
chase wee had made, sent to us requesting us, that wee 
would admitt of him, the said Mr. Tho. Willett and Mr. 
Padie, then his partner, as part Purchasers with us, equally 
in all wee had Purchased, with ourselves, the which Re- 
quest I know, and do affirme was graunted, and Mr. Wil- 
lett did accept, and did Pay to the full, what was their 
Shares of the Purchase: And further, I affirme, That 
neither Mr. Willett, neither Mr. Padie, nor any by or from, 
that ever I knew or heard of, did Alienate, Sell or dispose 
of these their Shares of Land, to any other Person or Per- 
sons, to this day. 

Sworne this 10th day of August 1656 at Hempstead 
before mee John Pell. 

In Hempstead the 10th August, 1676. 
Jeremiah Wood, did this day before mee, declare, That 
hee could also make Oath to the truth of the above writ- 
ten deposicon, hee being one of the Purchasers and grant- 
ees of the Land above written, but notwithstanding hee 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 25 

was Subpoenaed there unto, refused, because (as he said) 
hee had been much abused by Richd Smith, about a testi- 
mony hee had given in, between the case of Huntington 
men and him: to the truth whereof hee the said Jeremy 
Wood hath here unto Subscribed his name. 
Richard Cornell Signmn G JEREMY WOOD. 

John Saffin, as Administrator to the Estate of Capt. 
Thomas Willett, deceased, did this day appeare in the 
Secretaryes Office, and did theire againe enter his Clayme 
(by right of Purchase) of two eighth parts of all the Land 
called Nessaquague, on the East side of a River, mentioned 
in a deed or Conveyance, from certaine Indyan Sachems, 
unto Edmund Wood, Jonas Wood Jeremy Wood, Timo- 
thy Wood, Daniel White Head and Stephen Hudson bear- 
ing date the 29th September 1650 & is upon record. The 
said Capt Willett and his Partner Mr. William Padie, be- 
ing then invested with an equall Share, Right, Privalege 
and proporcon, of all the said Land : and payed the Pur- 
chase thereof, As by the above written Instrument and 
evidences may appeare. Dated in New Yorke the 16th 
day of August, 1676. 

[As no further mention is made of the claim of Mr. Saffin or 
Mr. Padie, it is presumed that Richard Smith obtained their 
interests. Thomas Willitts released his claim to the heirs of 
the patentee. The releases of Whitehead and Wood are here 
given.— W. S. P.] 

Know all men by thes x presents that Daniell Whitehead 
of Jamaica doe by thes presents renounce all right that I 
may have in ye purchase of Neesequauke mentioned in a 
bill of sale ye 29 of Sept. 1650 with all benefitts of land or 
meadow which bill was made to my father deceased & 
others. And doe for me & my heires assigne ye said Right 



26 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

thereof to Richard Smyth Senr. of Smythtowne. To 
have & to hold to him & his heires or assignes for ever 
Witness my hand & seale this 3 of March 168-f as also all 
benefits & priveledges of land & meadow conteined in ye 
bill above mentioned. March ye 3 i6&f 
Witness DANIELL WHITHEAD 

William Creed X [Seale] 

John Wood 

March ye 8th 169^ Entered p me 

Tho Helme Cler 

Liber A of Deeds, page 60. Suffolk Co. Clerk's office 



Whereas my ffather Timothy Wood was one of ye pur- 
chasers of ye land & meadow conteined in ye bill of sale 
above mentioned. I John Wood son & heir to my ffather 
Deceased doe by thes presents make over all my right 
thereunto from me & my heirs unto Richard Smyth of 
Smythtown to have & to hold to him his heirs or assignes 
for ever 

JOHN WOOD [Seal] 
March ye 3 i68f witnes 

William Creed Samuel Ruscoe 
March ye 8 169I Entered by me Tho Helme Cler 
X 

Liber A. of Deeds, page 61 Suff. Co. Clerk's office. 



Deed from Wyandance to Heirs of Richard Smith. 

Know all men by these presents that I Wiandance grand- 
son to Wiandans of montacut belonging to Easthampton In 
ye County of Suffolk, province of new yorke, Sachem, for 
diverse s^ood causes and considerations me hear unto 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 27 

moveing, but more espetially for ye sum of twelve shillings 
current money of New Yorke, by me in hand received of 
and from Sarah Smith of Nisaquak & her sons Jonathan 
Richard, Samel, Adam and Daniel Smith of Smithtown, 
where with all I doe acknowledge myself to be satisfied 
contented, and paid, doe alienate Bargain make over & 
sell, and by these pesents have alienated Bargained, made 
over and from mee my heirs executors administrators and 
assignes for ever hear after firmly sould unto the above 
said Sarah Smith, Job, Daniel, Addam, Samuel, Richard 
[word gone] Smith and to their heires executors adminis- 
trators and assigns forever hereafter all of that tract or 
seat of land in Setauket and known by ye name of ye old 
field and Cranes neck, which my grand father Wyandance 
grand Sachem sould to Richard Smith deceased, with the 
privileges of the same, which tract and part of earth I 
Wiandance doe alienate together with all ye privileges 
and apurtenances whatsoever, unto the Ould field and 
Cranes neck, or is unto the same in any manner of wayes 
appertaining, for them ye said Sarah Smith and Jonathan, 
Richard, Samel Addam, Job and Daniel Smith of Smith" 
towne, and their heires and assigns forever hear after, to 
Have and to Hold, possess and freely enjoy, as his, her 
their own free land in fee simple without the least lett 
troble, hindrance molestation or disturbance (from me) or 
my heirs and assignes, or any other person or persons 
whatsoever, from or under me ye said Wyandance claim- 
ing or Laying any manner of title or Claims to the said 
ould field and Cranes neck which my grand father Wian- 
dance Sachem of montacut and Lord of Long Island alias 
Nasaa (Nasaw) sould Richard Smith of Smithtown, now 
deceased and received satisfaction in a sartain percell of 
craft Gones (guns) and other goods, and for confirmation 
of the pemises I have hear unto set to my hand in East- 
hampton this iSth of September. In the second year of 



28 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

our sovereign Lady Ann &c and in ye year of our Lord 

1703. 

In pesence of us his 

his WYANDANCE X Sachem (.) 

Robert x Rede marke & seal. 

marke 
Jekamiah Scott This day Wyandance Sachem 

of Montakett appeared before 
mee and acknowledged this In- 
strument to be his act and deed 
John Mulford 
Justice of the peace 

[Copied from the original deed in posession of Robert E. 
Smith, Esq.— W. S. P.] 

[The present limits of the town were established in the Gen- 
eral Act of Legislature for dividing the various counties into 
towns, in the following words: — W. S. P.] 

"And all that part of the said county of Suffolk, bounded 
southerly by Islip, northerly by the Sound, westerly by 
Hunttington and easterly by the Patent of Brookhaven, in- 
cluding Winne Comick shall be and hereby is, erected into 
a town by the name of Smithtown." Act passed March 
7, 1788. 

Analysis and Meaning of Indian Geographical 
Names in Smithtown. 



BY DR. WM. WALLACE TOOKER, SAG HARBOR, L. I. 

Nissequogue — The late Hon. J. Lawrence Smith, in his 
notes on Smithtown, Munsill's History of Suffolk County, 
says: " The tribe and river derived their name from Nes- 
aquakc, an Indian Sagamore, the father of Nasseconset" 
This derivation of the name is certainly wrong, for it is a 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 29 

place name beyond question, and not a personal one. The 
first mention of the name that has come under my obser- 
vation is in the Dutch archives, under date of 1645, as fol- 
lows : "Nisinckqueghacky, being a place where the Matinne- 
cocks now reside," thus proving its identity as a place name, 
and indicating that the Nesaquogues of 1645 were a branch 
of the Matinnecocks. Some of the variations from the Eng- 
lish records are Nesequake, 1650; Nesequagg, 1655; Neesa- 
quock, 1656; Neesoquank, 1663; Nesquank, 1665 ; Nasaquack, 
1666; Nassaqnake, 1675; modernly, Nissequogue. In deter- 
mining the origin of this name, several matters must be 
taken into consideration, which would take up more time 
and room than is desirable at the present moment. In the 
first place it was known as Nisinckqueghacky long before 
any settlement was begun, and was evidently neutral 
ground, from the fact that the tribe whose home was lo- 
cated further west, were then residing there, part of whom 
became known as the " Nesaquage" of after years. 

On comparison of the various forms of the main theme 
of the word, it seems to be a derivative from the Massa- 
chusetts pissaqua, "mire," "clay," "mud," etc. ; Delaware 
assisquo, "clay," "mud," etc. Its terminal in hacky, ack, ake, 
etc., denotes " land " or "country." When the word was 
sounded by the Indians there was evidently a nasal sound 
preceding the vowel, hence we have riassaqu-ack, "the clay 
or mud country " in the English notation, or nisinckqueg- 
hacky in the Dutch notation, which may have referred to 
its clay deposits, frequented by the Indians for obtaining 
a desirable quality of clay for making their pottery ves- 
sels, or perhaps more likely to the meadows hereabouts. 

In an order issued by Gov. Nicolls in 1670, concerning 
the Smithtown boundary, we find [Huntington Records, 
Vol. I, p. 170]: "Declaring and offering to prove that ye 
Nesaquake lands lay on both sydes of ye Ryver, & that 
parte lyeing on ye west syde comonly called Nesaquaque 



30 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Accompsett, did extend as farre as ye fresh pond westward." 
PTesaqu-auke accomp-cs-ct, signifies "the neighborhood on 
the other side of Nesaquague," which evidently shows that 
the east side of the river, or at least the neck on the east 
side, was indicated in the name. 

Cutscunsuck, or Cussqiinsuck — Brook or creek on the 
bounds between Smithtown and Brookhaveh. 

A record of Aug. 6th, 1702 [Brookhaven Records, Vol. 
I, p. 94], says: " Att a place comonly called Cutsgunsuck." 
Another entry of the same has it, Cutsqunsuck ; award by 
the Arbitrators in 1736 has it Citssquoutuck; copy of the 
same in the Town Clerk's office, Cutscwontock; Andros 
patent, 1675: "Bounded eastward by a runne of water 
called Stoney brook "; Brookhaven and Smithtown Bound- 
ary Award, 1725, says: "Do Judge and award that the 
head of the middle branch of Stoney Brook * * * * 
shall be one of ye bounds between ye said towns," [Brook- 
haven Records, Vol. I, p. 115]. 

This name is derived from qussiikque, "a stone" ; qassuk- 
quauash, "stones" ; related to the Narragansett qussucqun ; 
Delaware K'sucqun, "it is heavy." Hence we have with 
its terminal in suck, denoting "a brook, or outlet of a pond," 
qussucqun-suck, "the stone brook "; or when its terminal is 
in tuck, "a creek," the stone creek." The latter, however, 
may be an error of some recorder. This is a very rare 
Indian place name — in fact it may be regarded as unique, 
as it is the only one I have ever found derived from this 
root. Trumbull says: " Qussuk is not often, perhaps nev- 
er, found in local names." In regard to its application I 
am inclined to believe that it originally indicated a "bound- 
ary stone," placed at or near this brook.* 

[*With all due respect to the learning of Dr. Tooker, who is 
a well recognized authority on this subject, we are inclined to 
doubt the application of the name to Stony Brook. The name 
Cuttscunsuck in all the places where it occurs seems to denote 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 3 1 

Arhataamunt, (1659), Catawamac, (1685), Acatamunk, Cat- 
awamuck, are all varying forms of one and the same name, 
denoting "a fishing place for crabs," of which its English 
name of " Crab Meadow " is a lree translation. The term- 
inal in amuck, signifies " a fishing place," while its prefix 
Arhata, means "a crab," literally. " They run to and fro," 
from one side to the other, (See Brooklyn Eagle Almanac, 

1895, p- 54-) 

Unshemamuck, (1675), Unclieman, (1677), Uuskeamuk, (1685) 
Unshemamuke, (1688), Oshamamucks, (1694), denotes "an eel 
fishino- place." The prefix indicates something "smooth " 
or "slippery," hence "an eel." At certain seasons of the 
year eels enter these fresh water ponds for breeding, and 
are detained therein by closing of the inlets. As soon as 
they are repoened, they leave the pond and are taken by 
the wagon load. 

Sherawog. — The name of a place on the east side of Stonj 
Brook harbor. This name occurs in a great variety of 
forms throughout New England, and designates "a place 
between," or " in the middle," "the midway place." Mass- 
achusetts nashane-ohke, of which Sherawog is a mutilated 
form. See Nashaway, in Massachusetts; A s/iawog or A s- 
sawog, in Connecticut. 

Memamisack, also Memanusuck. — The stream now known 
as Stoney Brook, the eastern boundary of Smithtown, ac- 
cording to the deed of Sept. 29th, 1650. The prefix of this 
name means "to bring together," and as a whole, " where 
two streams meet." As it is a boundary mark, it may have 
designated where the lines met, at this brook ; hence the 
" meeting brook," of the two towns. 

the two small swamps or ponds, one of which is now called 
Mills Pond, and the other being near it. See index for places 
where the name occurs. — W. S. P.] 



32 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Pessapunk or Peacepunck. — A " sweating place." A branch 
of the Nissequogue river. This is identical with the Nar- 
ragansett Pesuponck, " an hot-house." ^Roger Williams 
says : " This Hot-house is a kind of little cell or cave, six 
or eight foot over, round, made on the side of a hill (com- 
monly by some Rivulet or Brooke), into this frequently 
the men enter after they have exceedingly heated it with 
store of wood, laid upon an heape of stones in the middle, 
when they have taken out the fire the stones keepe still a 
great heat; Ten, twelve, twenty, more or less, enter at 
once starke naked, leaving their coats small breeches (or 
apron) at the doore, with one to keepe all ; here doe they 
sit round these hot stones an houre or more taking Tobac- 
co, discoursing and sweating together * * * when 
they come forth (which is a matter of admiration). I have 
seene them runne (summer and Winter) into the Brooks 
to coole them, without the least hurt." 

[Rassapeague, or Rasapege, is the name applied to locali- 
ties on the west side of Stony Brook harbor. It denotes a 
marsh or meadow, from Jiassa, "miry," "muddy," and/<? auke, 
"a water place." The various localities bearing the name, are 
Rassapeage, Old Rassapeage and North Rassapeage, the latter 
being at the place called "Pig creek." A small island in the 
harbor, called "Rassapeage island," derives its name from its 
proximity to the above places. — W. S. P.] 



List of Documents in the office of the Secretary 
of State Relating to Smithtown. 

Return of Survey of lands recovered from Hunttington 
by Richard Smith, as laid out by Thomas Weeks March 
ioth 1677 Vol. XVI p. 32 

Commission of Lieutenant Richard Smith Jr in Compa- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 33 

ny of which Richard Woodhull Ir is Captain. March 13 
1685 Vol. XXXIII 

p. 96. 

Commission of Richard Smith Jr as Justice of Peace 
Dec. 14 1689 Vol. XXXVI p. 142. 

Petition of Sarah Smith widow, Complaining - of one 
Richard Smith, and praying to have a Decree of the Court 
of equity in relation to her husbands estate executed. She 
having now living 50 children and grand children whom 
she is desirous of providing for. Nov. 24 1702. Vol. 
XLVI p 143 

Same to oblige her son Richard to surrender a deed in 
his pssession Sept. 3, 1703 XLVIII p. 55 

Petition of Andew Gibb of Brookhaven for a Patent for 
2 small islands of Creek Thatch meadow in the Rasapeage 
bay, the first being the 2nd island from the harbours mouth, 
to the north west of Stoney Brook, the other adjacent to it 
northwest, both containing about 20 acres. 1687 Land 
Paper 11, 207 

Petition of Robert Arthur and David Scudder for a 
grant of several islands in the Drowned Meadows and 
creek, thatch in Nisaquake river. Jan. 13, 1687 11. 207 

Claim of Nathaniel Piatt and James S. Adams in behalf 
of the devisees of Richard Smith and Joshua Smith for 
land in possession of Timothy Wheeler, bounded west by 
Mowbrays Patent and Winnecomack Patent, north by 
Smithtown patent, east by Nicoll's Patent April 11 1789. 
XLVII. 2 (map) 

Petition of Charles Congreve and others for 3500 acres 
called Wynecomack Dec 24 1702 Land Papers 3, 105 

Petition of David Scudder and Robert Arthur in rela- 
tion to purchase of a home lot which was Mr. Brother- 
tons with 20 acres adjoining, and 7 1-2 acres of Sunken 
meadow and 5 acres of creek thatch in Nissequage river. 
Land Papers 2 151 



34 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Muster Roll of Smithtovvn 1715 LX, 65 
Samuel Smith Captain. 

Piatt Smiths Commission as Ensign in Company of which 
Edmund Smith is Captain LXX 6y 

Richard Smith Commission as Lieutenant in same p. 68. 
Edmund Smiths Commission as Captain in Regiment 
whereof Henry Smith is Colonel p. 70 

List of Slaves and owners 1755 LXXX, 135 

Petition of Richard Smith in relation to certain lands 
taken by the town of Hunttington, between Cow Harbor 
and Nessequake river. XXII 119 

Declaration of Jonas Wood as to a conversation he had 
with Gov. Lovelace last June, respecting an error in a suit 
brought by Richard Smith. XXIII 337 

Minute of the proceedings at Jamaica in the case of RL 
Smith agaist Jeremy Wood. 

Petition of Ri. Smith against Joseph Smith XXIII 356 
, Petition of Poor farmers seated on the land late in con- 
troversy between Ri. Smith and Hunttington XXIV 165 

Letter from Gov. Nicoll to Ri: Smith stating the Gov- 
ernors views XXV 43 

Wills of Early Residents of Sniitlitown. 

Will of Richard Smith and Wife. 

March ye 5th 1691-2.* In ye name of God, Amen 
I Richard Smith Sen'r of Smithtown in ye County of Suf- 

[*Prior to 1753 the year began on the 25th day of March. 
At the time when the calendar was corrected by Pope Gregory, 
the new year was changed to January 1st, and this was adopted 
by most of the countries of Europe, and was called the " New 
Style." England still retained the "Old Style," but to con- 
form in some degree to the new order of things, all the dates 
between Jan. 1st and March 25th were written in this manner, 
"Feb. 10, 166^," meaning 1661 in Old Style, and 1662 accord- 
ing to New Style. By Act of Parliament the New Style w r as 
adopted in September, 1753. — W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 35 

folk on Long Island, in ye Province of New York, being 
sicke & weake in body but of sound and perfect memory, 
thanks be to God, calling to mind ye uncertain state of 
this life and that we must submit to God's will when it 
shall please him to call us out of this life, doe make con- 
stitute and ordain this our last will & testament, hereby 
revoking & anulling any former or other Will or TeSta- 
medt made by us eithr by word or writing 

Imprimis. We give our soules to God who gave them 
& our bodyes being dead to be decently buried in such 
place and manner as to our Executors hereafter named 
shall seem convenient, and as for ye lands, goods & Chat- 
tels wherewith it has pleased God to endue us withal, our 
just debts & Legacyes being first paid, we order and dis- 
pose in manner and forme following. 

Item. To Jonathan Smith our oldest son we give & be- 
queath our house, barn and orchard joyning to his home 
lot, and ye homestead as far as ye old fence Northward 
and halfe way from ye said house to Samuel's house; and 
thence to ye West ende of ye barne, and ye wood close on 
ye East side of ye little brook over against ye house and 
forty acres of land more than his equall share in division 
with ye rest of our children, and that lot of meadow over 
against the hill on ye West side of ye River. 

Item. To our son Richard we give and bequeath our 
negro Harry and an equall share of land in division with 
ye rest of our children. 

Item. To our son Job we give & bequeath our negro 
Robin for ye terme of twelve years and an equall share of 
land in division with ye rest of our children, and at ye end 
of sd twelve yeares the said Robin shall be free. 

Item. To our son Adam we give an equall share of 
Land in division with ye rest of our children. 

Item. To our son Samuel Smith we give and bequeath 
ye orchard Southward of the house, & half ye pasture 



36 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

bounded by ye little Creek, ye Eastward parte thereof, & 
ye lower or northward most fresh Island on ye east side 
of ye river, with an equall share of land in division with 
ye rest of our children, and the swamp called ye North 
swamp, with ye land on ye East side which is fenced. 

Item. To our son Daniel we give and bequeath ye oth- 
er halfe of ye pasture Southward of his house, ye west- 
ward part of it, and an equall share of land in division 
with ye rest of our children. &.our will is that James 
Necke shall be and remaine for ye use and improvement 
of my six sons above said and their heires forever. 

Item. To our daughter Elizabeth Townley we give & 
confirme that land and meadow at a place called Sunk 
Meadow as it is mentioned in a deed made by us, & also 
ye one halfe of my cloathing. 

Item. To our daughter Laurence we give & bequeath 
an equall parte & share of land in division with ye rest of 
our children where it shall be most suitable & convenient, 
also ye other halfe of my clothing. 

Lastly we doe hereby nominate and appoint our beloved 
sons Jonathan & Richard Smith, Executors of this our last 
Will, & Testament, to pay all our just debts and to make 
an equall partition amongst all our children, of all ye goods 
& chattels & what moveable estate shall be left. 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & 
seales the day and yeare above named. 

RICHARD SMYTH [Seal] 
Sealed & delivered in SARAH SMYTH [Seal] 

presence of 

John Roe 

Jonathan Lewis 

Thomas Helme. Proved May 2, 1693. 

(Recorded in Lester Book of Wills, Suffolk Co. Clerk's 
office.) 



records of the town of smithtown. 37 

Will of Sarah Smith. 
In the name of God Amen. I Sarah Smith relict of 
Richard Smith Sen. deceased of Smithtown in ye County 
of Suffolk & in ye Province of New Yorke, Doe make my 
last will and Testament in manner following. First I com- 
mit my soul into ye hands of God which gave it, and my 
body to a decent burial at ye discretion of my Executor 
hereafter named, in comfortable hopes of a happy and glo- 
rious resurection thro, the power and merits of my Lord 
and Saviour Jesus Christ. And as for my outward estate, 
after debts and my funrall charges are paid, I give and 
bequeath as followeth. Imp. I give and bequeath to my 
son Richard Smith his eldest son Richard, all the houses, 
orchards, and all my lands that my husband left me in ye 
posession of, & that I am at this pesent in possession of, he 
yielding and paying me ten pounds a year and yearly as 
long as I shall live, & at my death to have ye above men- 
tioned premises, & his heirs for ever, with all the privileg- 
es and accomodations thereunto belonging. 1 also give 
to my daughter Elizabeth one trunk with all my linen & 
wearing clothes. I give to my son Richard's two daugh- 
ters my silk whod, and scarfe. I give a Necke called 
James Neck to be equally divided amongst my six sons 
Jonathan, Richard, Job, Adam, Samuel and Daniel. I give 
my son Richard's eldest sonne my blunderbuss* I give 
my son Richard's wife my cloake. I give all ye household 
stuff not here bequeathed to be equally divided amongst 
my six sons above mentioned. I give Mr. George Phil- 
lips a Cow, & all ye rest of my stock to be equally divided 
amongst my six sons above mentioned, it must be under- 

[*This famous gun, known as " Old Crib," has been handed 
down from generation to generation, and is now in possession 
of the heirs of Hon. J. Lawrence Smith, and is supposed to 
have been used by the father of the Patentee in Cromwell's 
wars.— W. S. P/| 



38 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

stood that what I have given my son Richard is to oblige 
him to quit and null all debts ye he pretends is owing to 
him by my husband or my self, so it may prevent future 
difference among my children, and also all ye rest of my 
children to null and void all debts from husband or my- 
self, and to accept of what I have given them in full satis- 
faction. I desire also what I gave Mary Petreche she 
may have it & to be maintained equally amongst my 
children. I hereby null and revoke, all former wills & in- 
struments whatsoever, & Constitute & appoint my well 
beloved son Richard Smith to be my executor &. to take 
care and see that this will be to the true intent of it per- 
formed. In testimony hereof that this is my last will & 
testament I have hereunto affixed my hand and seale this 
twentieth day of January 170I. ^ \ 

her 

SARAH X SMITH 



Signed, sealed and declared to be her 
last will & Testament in presence of us 
Witnesses. 

George Phillips 

Elias Nodine. 
Recorded in Liber B, Page 25 Suff. Co. Clerks office. 

[Among papers on file in office of Secretary of State, Albany, 
is a "Petition of Sarah Smith, widow, complaining of one 
Richard Smith, and praying to have a decree of the Court of 
Equity in relation to her husband's estate, executed. She now 
having 50 children and grandchildren whom she is desirous of 
providing for." Nov. 24, 1702. Also a petition of Sarah Smith 
"to oblige her son Richard to surrender a deed in his possess- 
ion." Sept. 3, 1703. In Historical Documents, Vol. XLVI, p. 
103; XLVIII, p. 55.— W. S. P.] 



records of the town of smithtown. 39 

Will of Richard Smith 2nd. 
(Known as Justice Richard Smith.) 

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Smith of Smith- 
town, in the County of Suffolk, on the Island of Nassau, 
in the Collony of New York, I leave to my wife Hannah 
one third of all moveables except silver plate, and the best 
room in my dwelling house and two slaves Harvey and 
Dick. I leave to my son Richard, all that neck at the 
South commonly called and known by the name of Mo- 
riches, whereon the said Richard now lives, with one half 
of my right upon the island, that lyes at the bottom of 
Ezekiel Howells neck, and all the improved land that my 
father died possessed of in Smithtown excepting that farm 
that formerly belonged to Robert Arthur, together with 
one third of my undivided land thatch beds and meadow 
lying in Smithtown, and a mulatto boy named Stephen, 
and a negro man Dick, at my wifes decease. Also my big- 
gest silver tankard and my silver handled cane. I leave 
to my son Nathaniel all my part and right on the neck 
called Watchogue* lying at South, and one half of the 

[*On October 15, 1694, Richard Smith, 2nd, purchased from 
John Townsend, Thomas Willetts and Dr. Henry Taylor a tract 
of land embracing three necks, Moriches, Mattuck and Watch- 
ogue, bounded west by Terrill's river, south by the bay, east 
by Seatuck river, which separates it from the town of South- 
ampton. Gov. Fletcher granted a Patent for this tract Nov. 
12, 1697, and it was known as the " Patentship of Moriches." 
Richard Smith sold the middle half of the Patent to Col. 
Mathew Howell of Southampton, who left it to his sons Israel 
and Ezekiel. Richard Smith, 3d, sold his share, as left in the 
above will, to his brother Nathaniel, and a large part is yet 
owned by his descendants. Watchogue neck is now owned in 
part by Ezra A. Tuttle, Esq. The island mentioned in the will 
is now known as Moriches island, and principally owned by 
Hon. John S. Havens.— W. S. P.] 



40 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

neck called Mattuck, and the remainder of my right on 
the island afore said, lying at the bottom of Howells neck, 
and my outlands at the South to be equally divided be- 
tween my sons Richard and Nathaniel. 

Also a certain tract of land lying upon Nisaquage, with 
my mill house, mill, mill dam, meadow, ponds and com- 
monage, and whatever is to the same belonging, and he is 
to have all my improved land in Smithtown, not hereto- 
fore bequeathed, until my son Ebenezer comes to the age 
of 21, and then it is to be equally divided between them, 
except my dwelling house and home lot which I have giv- 
en to my son Nathaniel. Together with that farm on 
the west side of the river which formerly belonged to 
Robert Arthur, and one third of my undivided lands, 
thatch beds and meadow in Smithtown, and two negroes 
John and Harry, and my little silver Tankard, and my sil- 
ver hiked sword. 

I leave to my son Ebenezer when he arives at the age 
of 21 one half of my improved lands not heretofore be- 
queathed, in Smithtown, and a negro named Jack, and 50 
acres of land on the road to Brookhaven ; and 100 acres 
over and above his equal share of my undivided lands, 
thatch beds and meadows, and a silver server and one sil- 
ver salt and 20 pounds. I leave to my daughter Sarah 
130 acres of land at the two swamps called Cuttscunsuck, 
and my biggest silver mugg, and six spoons, and six head 
of cattle, and three silver forks. I leave to my daughter 
Hannah 130 acres of land out of my undivided rights in 
Smithtown, and my best silver mugg, six spoons three 
forks and six head of cattle, and my sons Richard and Na- 
thaniel are to purchase for her household goods as much 
and as good as I have purchased for my daughter Sarah. 
* * I make my sons Richard and Nathaniel and my well 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 41 

beloved friend John Davis of Easthampton my executors. 

Dated June 23, 1718. 

RICHARD SMITH (.) 

Witnesses. 

Daniel Tourneur 

James Fanning 

James Smith. Proved March 28, 1720. 

Recorded in New York Surrogate's office. 

[The daughter Hannah married James Fanning. Sarah 
married Nathaniel Woodhull, and was the mother of Gen. Na- 
thaniel Woodhull of Revolutionary fame.] 

[Richard Smith, the oldest son of the testator, sold his share 
of the land at Moriches to his brother Nathaniel and Nathaniel 
appears to have given him in exchange the greater part of the 
lands left him at Smithtown. By this means Richard came in 
possession of his father's homestead, which is at Nissequogue, 
on the north side of the road and now belongs to the Misses 
Harries. The 130 acres of land at Cuttscunsuck left to the 
daughter Sarah was sold by her to her brother Nathaniel and 
was laid out to him in the General Division in 1736. — W. S. P.] 

Estate of Obadiali Smith. 

Obadiah Smith, the youngest son of Richard Smith the 
patentee, was drowned, and Letters of administration were 
granted to his father, April 24 1682. 

"Inventory of the estate of Obadiah, son of Richard 
Smith of Smithfield who dyed Intestate August the 20, 
1680, appeareth to be as followeth. 



Imprimis a ffarm on the west side of Nessa- 

quage river, containing 100 acres oi Land. 
Item 5 cows and 2 oxen 
Item 4 steers & 6 young steers 
Item 4 Heiffers 
Item 3 Horses 
Item 16 swine 



£ 



30 


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22 


10 





31 


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4 


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9 


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16 


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42 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Item 6 swine more 3 00 o 

Item 4 acres of meadow 4 00 o 

Item by debts due from Mr Kingsland 2 pieces 
of penistone at 7 a piece 
2 a case of knives at 10 s 
in Cloth serge 3 s 10 d 
Item his chest and wearing clothes 
Item one saddle 

The particulars thereof are valued 
according to the rate of money. 143 10 

JONATHAN SMITH 
DANIEL SMITH 

[The above is recorded in New York Surrogate's office, Vol. 
I, p. 423. The above estate went to his father as heir at law. 
— W. S. P.] 

Abstract of Will of Richard Smith (Son of Samuel 
Smith and commonly known as "Quaker Richard.") 

I Richard Smith late of Smithtown but now resident of 
Newport, Rhode Island." I direct my executors to sell 
all of my lands, tenements, mills and buildings in Smith- 
town, and all my rights in certain thatch beds so called. 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth certain slaves and ^50. I 
leave to my sons Gilbert, John, Talman, Richard and Sam- 
uel, each £200 when they arive at the age of 21. I leave 
to my daughter Mary ,£100 when she arives at the age of 
18. He leaves ;£ioo to an expected child. I make my 
brother in law Peter Tallman, and Daniel Waters, both of 
Flushing, my executors. 
Witnesses 

John Lawrence 

Mathew Borden and Joseph Fox 
Dated February 12, 1735. 

Proved Nov. 9, 1736, N. Y. Surrogate's office. 



records of the town of smithtown. 43 

Abstract of Will of Capt. Richard Smith 
(Son of Richard 2nd). 

I leave to my son Isaac all my lands lying" in Nessequage 
neck, with the house I now dwell in which 1 suppose to 
be thereon, with all tenements etc thereto belonging, and 
part of my lands at a place called the Old Mill, that is to 
say the north most lot as it is now fenced, with the meadow 
adjoining, together with all that tract above or east of the 
road, except 10 acres. Also all my lot on the Beach thatch 
bed, in Stony Brook harbor. Also all my thatch bed in 
Nissequage harbor, except the lot on Wards thatch bed. 
Also a negro slave Peter, whom he is to have till my two 
daughters Phebe and Gloriana are married, also a negro 
slave named Bess, and all my plate and farming utensils, 
and horses and 2 pair of working cattle, and I of my cattle 
and sheep I leave to my daughter Anna, the north half 
of that tract on which she now liveth, and a negro slave 
Nell and her two children, and the cows she now hath. I 
leave to my daughter Sarah my negro slave Pogg, and the 
plate she now has, and in case Mr Daggett payeth the 
bond to Dr Muirson in which I am bound for him then my 
daughter Sarah shall be equal with the rest of my daugh- 
ters. I leave to my daughters Charity and Martha certain 
slaves, and the plate they now have. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Gloriana a slave, and the plate she now has and £30 
more in division than her married sisters. I leave to 
my daughter Phebe a slave and £70 more in division than 
her married sisters. My daughter Anna shall be charged 
for the land I gave her £100. I diret all my lands on the 
west side of Nissequge river to be sold by my executors, 
and I direct them to sell all the land at the Old Mill which 
I have not given to my son. Also my 50 acre lot near 
Cutsqunsock No. 4. and also that tract of land called Haw- 
kins field, and also that land on the Hill before my door, 



44 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

which formerly was a Parsonage, and they are to sell all 
my personal estate not mentioned, and divide the money 
among my daughters. 

I appoint Wm. Nicoll Jr and my beloved friends lasick 
Smith and Daniel Smith and my son Isaac, executors. 

Dated Sept. 20, 1764. Proved Oct. 1, 1766. 

A Codicil dated July 11, 1765, directs his executors to 

sell "the upper mill close as now fenced," and the meadow 

adjoining to the land of Obadiah Smith and leaves to his 

son Isaac "my desk now standing in my great room."* 

(N. Y. Surrogate's office.) 

Abstract of Will of Samuel Smith (Son of "Quaker" 

Richard) "Living at the Morning Star on the 

North Shore of Staten Island." 

Mentions "my brothers Gilbert and Talman," Wife 
Elizabeth and children Samel, Isaac and Gilbert. 

Dated Jan. 22, 1781. Proved March 30, 1781. 

Abstract of Will of Aaron Smith (Son of Job Smith). 

I leave to my oldest son Othniel Smith 100 acres of land 
adjoining to his dwelling house, and to come down to the 

[*The homestead left to son Isaac was the homestead of the 
father of the testator, Richard Smith, 2d, now belonging to the 
Misses Harries. The "Old mill," the first built in the town, was 
on a small stream on the east side of Nissequage river, and the 
first one south of Nissequage. The land here was sold by Isaac 
Smith to Wm. Arthur, and is still owned by his descendants. 
The "land that was formerly a Parsonage" was in later years 
owned by Richard Smith, 5th, and a map of it is now in pos- 
session of Richard B. Smith, Esq. The homestead descended 
to Richard Smith, son of Isaac, and familiarly known as "Shell 
Dick."— W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 45 

Channel of the river. Bounded north by the land of Job 
Smith, south by a line running due east from a small wal- 
nut tree standing on the brow of the hill near my dwelling 
house, into the river, and a path leading from the said 
walnut tree by the barn to the lane, so as to make the 
said tract to contain 100 acres. And 4 acres of thatch 
bed on the east side of the river, with a small thatch yard 
thereunto belonging, with the privilege of cutting two 
loads of hay annually in my share of fresh meadow adjoin- 
ing to Justice Daniel Smith's. Also the privilege for six 
years of making out of my orchard that joineth to my lots 
what cider and apples he needeth to have. I leave to my 
son Sands Smith, when he comes to the age of 21, fourteen 
acres of land bounded south by Piatt Smith deceased, east 
by Justice Daniel Smith, also a 14 acre lot with a share of 
salt meadow adjoining, bounded by the channell and land 
of Piatt Smith. Also a lot on Raconcomey plains, on the 
south side of the road. 

I leave to my son Abijah a certain lot known by the 
name of Hay Hollow, bounded north by Joseph Smith, 
south by Edmund Smith. And a share of thatch near the 
beach at the head of Stony Brook harbor, when he comes 
to be 21. 

I leave to my son Jesse when he is 21, a lot lately pur- 
chased of Ezekiel Smith adjoining the land of Israel Smith 
and two shares of thatch in Stony Brook harbor, with priv- 
ilege of cutting 2 loads of hay yearly on my share of fresh 
meadow adjoining Daniel Smith on the west side of Nes- 
sequage river. 

I leave to my sons Abner and Aaron all my lands and 
meadows lying between the land I have left to my son 
Othniel and the lands of Ebenezer Smith, to be equally 
divided by a line running from the highway leading to the 
meadows into the river. And six acres l}'ing between the 
two roads leading to the river head. My son Aaron is to 



46 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

have that part adjoining my son Othniel, with the dwell- 
ing house barn and orchard. And I leave to them the 
rest of my fresh meadow adjoining Justice Daniel Smith. 

Mentions daughters Sarah and Serviah, and wife Serviah. 

Dated August 3, 1745. Proved Feb. 19, 1747. 

(N. Y. Surrogate's office.) 

Abstract of Will of Ebenezer Smith 
(Son of Richard 2nd). 

I leave to my son Richard all lands and tenements in 
Smithtown, except as hereinafter disposed of. 

I leave to my son Phineas when 21, all that lot on the 
west side of Nessequage river, between the land of Obadiah 
Smith and Job Smith, being about 35 acres. I leave to 
my daughters Temperance Anna and Hannah, each £100 
when 21. 

I appoint my brother Capt. Richard Smith and Job 
Smith and my wife Anna, executors.* 

Dated July 25, 1747. Proved Jan. 7, 1747 O. S. 

(N. Y. Surrogate's office.) 

Will of Adam Smith (Son of Richard the Patentee). 

A will of Adam Smith dated June 12 1704, duly executed, 
and witnessed by Wm. Jayne Jr. and Wm. Helme, is 
among the papers of late Nathaniel Smith of Sherewog. 
He leaves all estate to his only som Edmund Smith. This 
will was not probated. 

[*The homestead ot Ebenezer Smith, left to his son Richard, 
was left by him in turn to his son Ebenezer, who left it to his 
son Richard, and is now in possession of his descendants. It 
is well known by the popular name of the "Dick 'Nezer Place." 
A view of this ancient homestead is giyen in this work. — 
W. S. P.] 



records of the town of sm1thtown. 47 

Abstract of Will of Edmund Smith (Son of Adam). 

I leave to my son Edmund my house barn and grist mill, 
and the house that Benjamin Ackerly now dwells in, and 
some small pieces of land and meadow adjoining the mill 
creek, one small lot of land formerly belonging to 
Timothy Biggs in Brookhaven. Likewise a certain tract 
bounded from a certain well called Jacob's well, so running 
from thence southward by the water side to Timothy 
Mills two acre lot, then east to my small lot adjoining to 
Timothy Mills, then by the fence down to the road, and 
from the said Jacob's well up a certain Hollow till it comes 
to the head of it, thence to the northwest corner of the 
fence, then as the fence goes to the hollow where Richard 
Smith lives, and so extending as the fence goes tili it comes 
to the lot adjoining Timothy Mills. Also 70 acres lying 
between the 50 acres lots and Timothy Mills' homestead 
and lot. Also a lot lying at Rascepeage, and a piece of 
salt meadow adjoining to my said son's land. And a piece 
of salt meadow and creek thatch adjoining to the Long 
Beach. I also leave him 7 negro slaves. I likewise order 
my son to have a tender regard for his grand mother, and 
to provide for her maintenance as long as she lives, and 
likewise to have a tender regard for his brother Floyd till 
he comes of age. 

I leave to my son Floyd Smith a certain tract running 
from Jacob's well as the shore goes, to a white oak tree 
standing by Richard Smith's orchard, thence by Richard 
Smith's land up a certain hollow till it comes to the land of 
Edmund Smith, thence as the fence goes to the north 
west corner of Edmund Smith's 10 acre lot, and so to the 
said Jacob's well. Likewise my eastermost 50 acre lot 
No. 1, extending south to the country road. Also a piece 
of meadow lying by Richard Smith's orchard and a piece 
of meadow in the cove near Jacob's well. 



48 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

I leave to my son Thomas Smith a tract of land bounded 
on the east end of Timothy Mills' two acre lot, and so 
along as the road goes to Timothy Mills' bound rock, and 
so extending along Smithtown road to Joseph Smith's 
fence and so by his fence down to to the harbor, and north, 
ward by the water side to Timothy Mills' 2 acre lot. I 
also leave him two 50 acre lots No. 3 and 4, one bought of 
Richard Smith, the other of Obadiah Smith. Also a piece 
of salt meadow lying near Joseph Smith's door. 

The land which we laid out at my westermost lot of 
land at the south end of it and from there to the country 
road, and all the rest of my undivided lands I leave to my 
3 sons Edmund, Floyd and Thomas. 

I leave to my son Edmund 15 acres of creek thatch and 
all the rest to my 3 sons. 

Mentions wife Mary and daughters Anne and Margaret. 

Dated July 2, 1734. Proved Jan. 5, 1735. 

(N. Y. Surrogate's office.) 

Abstract of Will of Edmund Smith, (Son of Edmund 
and Grandson of Adam Smith). 

I leave to my son Nathaniel all my lands in Brookhaven, 
and also my grist mills and saw mills and stream and all 
that appertaineth thereto, in Stony Brook, and all my 
lands in Stony Brook neck and also all my lands at Rassa. 
peage. Also a certain tract of land lying southward of 
the mills containing about 70 acres. Also a tract called 
the Long field, and all my meadow ground and creek 
thatch in Stony Brook harbor; and also all my meadow 
in Smithtown harbor and thatch beds or meadow ground. 
1 also leave him my silver tankard and silver headed cane. I 
direct my executors to sell all my lands west of Smithtown 
river and my meadow at Sunken meadow; and a tract of 
land near Raconkamy pond being about 100 acres and all 
my land on Raconkamy plains. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 49 

I leave to my two grandsons Micah and Edmund all 
that lot adjoining to Micah Smiths. I leave to the Pres- 
byterian church in Smithtown .£50 to be put at interest 
and the interest to be applied to the support of a Presbyte. 
rian minister among them forever. 

I leave to the Presbyterian church in Brookhaven 
whereof Benjamin Talmadge is at present minister £2$. 

I also bequeath to the town of Setauket a burying cloth 
[pall] to be purchased for them by my executors. 

Mentions daughters Charity and Sarah and grand- 
daughters Tabitha, Charity and Susannah Smith.* 

Dated June 5, 1777. Proved April 5, 1779. 

Abstract of Will of Jacob Smith, of Smithtown. 

I direct my executors to sell the land bought of Caleb 
Smith and Adam Babcock, lying on the south side of my 
other lands, containing about 150 acres, and likewise a 
piece of thatch bed lying near to the point which I bought 
of Aaron Smith containing 16 acres. I leave to my son 
Othniel all lands not ordered to be sold. 

Mentions wife Puah and children Violette and William 
Clark Smith. 

Makes his uncle Aaron Smith and brother Abner Smith 
executors. 

Dated June 1, 1783. Proved July 3, 1783. 

[Jacob Smith was son of Othniel, who was son of Adam 2nd, 
who was son of Job 1st. — W. S. P.] 

[*The lands left by Edmund Smith are mostly included in 
the farm given to his father Adam Smith by Richard Smith, 
the Patentee. The house of Adam Smith, which is the home- 
stead left to son Edmund, is the present residence of Mrs. 
Devereux Emmett at Sherewog. "Jacob's well" is on a road 
north of the homestead of late Nathaniel Smith. A map of 
the Adam Smith farm will be found in this work. — W. S. P.] 



50 records of the town of smithtown. 

Abstract of Will of Job Smith (Son of Job 2nd). 

I leave to my two sons George and Woodhull my home- 
stead and buildings, and all my land in the neck, together 
with James Neck, also the meadows or thatch bed west- 
ward of James Neck, also the thatch and upland at the 
Point, and all the Beach thatch beds within my right on 
the Beach excepting a lot of thatch bed, separate from the 
others, lying by the side of Porpoise Channell, also a lot 
of wood land lying south of the widow Floyd's Blue grass 
lot, joining to the same. My son George is to pay my son 
Job £yoo, one half immediately after my death, the other 
half to be paid to Epenetus Smith and Jesse Smith for his 
use. I leave to my sons Charles and Josiah all my lands 
lying at the head of the harbor, with the buildings thereon, 
which I bought of Daniel Smith, with the land that came 
by my wife Ruth Smith, also a 50 acre lot of land which 
was laid out on my grandfather's right, except 10 acres at 
the south end joining to the Country road, which I give 
to my son in law Nathaniel Taylor. He allowing two rods 
in width for them to come to the Country road. Also I 
leave to my sons Charles and Josiah all my thatch beds 
lying at Rasapeague islands, also 3 acres on the Beach 
thatch beds by the side of Porpoise Channell. I leave to 
Charles my silver tankard. I leave to my son Nicoll Smith 
a tract of land lying on the west side of Raconcamy plains, 
on the south side of the Country road, containing 357 
acres, also my two Spring lots, and one acre of meadow on 
Edmund Smith's thatch bed; also two acres of thatch bed 
lying in Stony Brook harbor opposite to Edmund Smiths 
house, and one acre of thatch bed lying near the harbor's 
mouth, also a lot of thatch bed joining the beach adjoin- 
ing to Porpoise Channel on Lawrence's right. I leave to 
Nathaniel Taylor my right of thatch on the great thatch 
bed opposite to Dan'l Smiths. I leave my lot on Racon- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 5 1 

kamy plains No. 2 for an out let or privilege to all my 
children. I leave to my daughters Hannah, Charity and 
Elizabeth each £100. I make Epenetus Smith my brother, 
Ebenezer Smith my son, Richard Smith my nephew, and 
Jesse Smith my son, executors. 

My son Job is to have a privilege in the house if he 
choses to stay. 

Dated May 25, 17S0. Proved Aug. 1, 1780. 

Abstract of Will of Jonathan Smith, 2nd 
(Son of Jonathan Smith). 

This will is quite lengthy but is principally composed of 
severe animadversions upon the conduct of his relatives 
in the divisions of the lands in Smithtown, whom he 
charges with an attempt to defraud him, and is especially 
severe against the actions of his deceased son Piatt Smith, 
who had induced his father to give him a deed under false 
representations, as he states. The testator leaves all his 
property to his two daughters, Tabitha, wife of Nicoll 
Floyd, and Ruth, wife of Henry Smith. 

Dated Oct. 18, 1743. Proved Nov. 29, 1744. 

[The original will, all in the handwriting of the testator, is 
now in posession of Mrs. Wm. H. Wickham, New York, one of 
the descendants of Nicoll Floyd — W. S. P.] .... 

Abstract of Will of Joseph Smith (Son of 
Job Smith, 2nd). 

I leave to my son Eliphalet the land eastward of his 
house, and on which the house stands, being 20 acres, with 
the privilege of coming to the meadow for water and salt 
for his creatures. Also 10 acres in the 50 acre lot for tim- 
ber land in such place as will be judged most convenient 
for all the three lots. I leave to my sons William and 



52 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Joseph all my lands and meadows in Smithtown and Stony- 
Brook harbor with my buildings and improvements, ex- 
cepting the two lots given to my son Eliphalet. They are 
to pay to my sons Selah, Daniel and Samuel £50 each. 
Legacies of personal property are left to daughters Cath- 
arine, Ruhannah, Sarah and Mary. I make my sons Jo- 
seph and William and my nephew Epenetus Smith my 
executors. 

Dated June 5, 1783. Proved Sept. 26, 1785. 



Abstract of Will of Lemuel Smith (Son of 

Edmund, Grandson of Richard, Great 

Grandson of Job, ist). 

I leave to my brother Merritt Smith the house and 
buildings where he now lives, and 100 acres on the east 
and southeast part of my land adjoining the said house, 
bounded easterly and southerly by the mill pond and high- 
ways, on the north by the north side of the mill orchard, 
on the west by the west end of the mill orchard and a line 
to be run from the west end of the mill orchard southward 
so as to include 100 acres. Also a piece of meadow or 
thatch bed in Stony Brook harbor, bounded east by the 
meadow of Nathaniel [Smith and west by the meadow of 
Isaac Daniel. Also one island of thatch bed lying on the 
south side of the Great thatch bed in said harbor. 

I leave to my sister Mary Smith £100, and to my sister 
Elizabeth ;£ioo. I leave to my mother Martha Smith the 
use of house and buildings, and all things needful for her 
comfortable support for life. I leave all the rest of my 
estate to my brother David. I make my brothers Merritt 
and David, and my good friend Isaac Daniel, executors. 

Dated Nov. 17, 1780. Proved Nov. 7, 1782. 



records of the town of smithtown. 53 

Abstract of Will of Nathaniel Smith 
(Son of Job, 2nd). 

I leave to my son Job Smith all lands which lie east of 
the road which goes from Philetus Smiths to the head of 
Smithtown river. I leave to my son Elkanah all lands on 
the west side of said road. Mentions wife (not named) 
and daughters Ruth, Dorothy and Sarah. 

Dated Sept. 27, 1777. Proved July 10, 1783. 



Abstract of Will of Stephen Smith (Son of Obadiah). 

I leave to my loving grand son Obadiah Smith my home- 
stead bounded as follows, Beginning by the road and run- 
ning westerly by the partition fence on the south of my 
homestead, till it comes to Micah Smith's land, then run- 
ning by Micah Smith's land till it comes to ye orchard 
fence, then by ye fence as it stands till it comes to a bunch 
of chesnut saplings by the Cow yard fence, then round 
the north and west sides of the yard taking in ye yard and 
barn, and thence along the road southward to the first 
bounds. Taking in my dwelling house in which I now 
live. Likewise all my land lying between the two roads 
leading to Mills pond, bounded east by Joseph Smiths and 
west by Wm. Mills, south in part by the Branch road. 
Also 40 acres south of Josiah Smith's, in the same long lot, 
south of the road from the Branch to Mills pond, and all 
my land lying southward in the same long lot, except 
20 acres on ye south end which I shall hereafter dispose 
of, leaving one rod wide from the Country road to Mills 
road, on the west side of the same for a road for my heirs 
to pass to and from. Also all my right in the meadow op- 
posite Pig creek, and my edgings from the beach to the 



54 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

beach channel. Also my salt meadow and edgings below 
goose Island, from the beach to Porpoise channel. 

I leave to my two grand sons Isaac Smith and James 
Smith, a tract of land with the house where their father 
lived, bounded as follows, Beginning at a bunch of ches- 
nut saplings by the Cow yard, then running west across 
the pitle, and then by the south side of the orchard to 
Micah Smiths land, then north by his land to the road, 
then along the road to the west line of ye Cow yard, and 
so by ye yard to ye first bounds. Also an orchard joining 
the road, that leads from Charles Smiths to Mills pond, 
adjoining Charles Smiths land, being 3 acres. Also 20 
acres on the south end of my land joining the Country 
road, and all ye rights in the Great Thatch Bed from the 
Beach Chanel to Porpoise chanel, and all my right at Long 
creek, and all my right against Nathaniel Smiths cove ad- 
joining Edmunds Thatch Bed. Mentions "my grand 
daughter Eunice Conkling." 

I appoint my son in law Aaron Smith, and Joshua Hart> 
executors. 

Dated July 7, 1783. Proved Feb. 27, 1784. 



Abstract of Will of Obadiah Smith (Son of Samuel). 

In the name of God, Amen. I Obadiah Smith of Smith- 
town L. I. Imprimis I give to my well beloved wife 
Susannah the use of the east room in the house we now 
dwell in, with the two back bed rooms, also all household 
furniture, and my negro boy Micah, during her widow- 
hood, and my negro wench Judah I give her during her 
natural life, also 3 good milk Cows, and my will is that my 
sons Obadiah and Philetus provide and keep them for her. 
I also give her 10 good fleeces of wool, annually, and 6 
pounds New York money yearly. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 55 

I give to my son Obadiah Smith all the lands whereon 
he now lives, with the buildings, being the west part of 
my farm, and is to be bounded east by a ditch below my 
orchard, and from the south end of the said ditch, in a di- 
rect line to a walnut tree in the upper end of the swamp 
lot, and then to the corner of the fence as it now stands, 
and from thence along the course of the fence south to the 
end thereof, and then south to the land of Nathaniel Smith, 
extending southward and westward to the extent of my 
farm. I also give him my negro man James. 

I give to my son Philetus Smith, all the east part of the 
farm where I now life with the buildings, bounded east- 
ward by the road, and the lands late Piatt Smith deceased, 
and to extend west ward to the ditch, and other bounda- 
ries which I have before described, and fixed for my other 
son Obadiah. I also give him my negro man Dick. 

I give to my sons Obadiah and Philetus, the west part 
of my long lot of land called the Indian Head, as far as the 
east side of Bread and cheese Hollow, to be divided equally. 

I give to my son Stephen Smith the house and lot with 
the swamp land as it was laid out to me on the east side 
of Nessequage river, and the utensils of the clothier's 
trade. Also my share of fresh and salt meadow with the 
lot of land adjoining on the west side of the river as it was 
laid out to me, and likewise the east end of the Long lot, 
called the Indian Head, upon this condition namely, if he 
does not live to survive his present wife Sarah, daughter 
of Capt. George Owen, and upon the same condition I 
give him 2 acres of meadow or thatch on the east end of 
Jones Point thatch bed. If he does not survive his said 
wife then I give the said lands to my two sons Obadiah 
and Philetus. 

Leaves legacies of money to daughters Susanah Rich- 
ards, Elizabeth Scudder and Sarah Smith. 

All other lands are left to sons Obadiah and Philetus. 



56 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Makes sons Obadiah and Philetus executors. Leaves a 
contingent legacy to grandson Nathaniel, son of Stephen 
Smith. 

Dated Nov. 17, 1761. Proved Oct. 7, 1766. 

OBADIAH SMITH (.) 
Witnesses. 

Rachel D. Honneur 
Joanna Nicoll 
Wm. Nicoll, Jr. 
Recorded in Liber B, Suffolk Co. Records, Page 438. 

[The land left to Philetus Smith was in turn left by him to 
his son Elias Smith, and a view and description of it will be 
found in another place.— W. S. P.] 



Deeds from Richard Smith to his Sons. 

This Indenture made the thirtyeth day of August in the 
fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord, James 
the Second, by the Grace of God King of England, Scot- 
land, ffrance and Ireland, Defender of the ffaith &c. Be- 
tween Richard Smith Senr. of Smithtown, in the County 
of Suffolk upon Long Island in the Proyince of New York, 
within the Territoryes of New England, Gent, of the one 
part, & Job Smith of the same place of the other part Wit- 
nesseth. That the sd Richard Smith by and with the 
consent of Sarah his wife, Testifyed her being a party by 
her sealing and delivering of these pesents, for and in con- 
sideration of the naturall affection hee beareth unto the 
said Job Smith his well beloved sonne, and Job, Richard, 
Joseph and Timothy the sonnes of the said Job Smith, and 
other good causes & considerations him thereunto moving, 
Hath given, granted enfeofed Released & confirmed, and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



57 



doth by these pesents fully clearly & absolutely give, grant 
enfeof Release & confirm unto the said Job Smith All that 
twenty acres of land situate lying and being to the east, 
ward of the land in the occupation of the said Job Smith- 
upon the North neck together with all & singular the 
privileges appurtenances & heriditaments to the said twen- 
ty acres of land belonging or in any ways appertaining, 
and all the estate right title interest claims and Demand 
of him the said Richard Smith in & to the premises & in 
& to every part and parcell thereof. To Have and to 
Hold the said tract of land & premises to him the said Job 
Smith to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him 
the said Job Smith, during his naturall Life, and after his 
decease to the use benefit and behoof of the four sons of 
the sd Job Smith, viz. Job, Richard, Joseph and Timothy 
their heirs and assigns forever to be equally divided be- 
tween them, the said Job, Richard, Joseph and Timothy 
their heirs and assigns. In Testimony whereof the parties 
have hereunto sett their hands and seales at Smithtown 
the day and yeare first above written. 



>^<$*>1 












Sealed & delivered in presence of 
Humphrey Siles, 
Richard Smith. 



58 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Smithtown, Sept. 17th, 1688. 
Richard Smith and Sarah Smith acknowledged the 
above written instrument to be their voluntary act and 
Deed before me underwritten one of the Councill of his 
Majestys territory and Dominion of New England. 

Wait Winthrop. 
Endorsed : "Richard Smith, Deed to Job Smith for the 
North fields." 

[The original deed is now in the possession of John L. Hill, 
Esq.— W. S. P.] 

[Abstract.] 

I Richard Smith of Smithtown do sell to my loving 
brother Job Smith for £4 8s. " one certain part or Lot of 
land situate in Smithtown North neck so called, contain- 
ing 5 acres, more or less, Which land was formerly given 
me by my honored grandfather Richard Smith late of 
Smithtown, and is now in the tenure fand occupation of 
Job Smith abovesaid." Dated Nov. 24, 1720. 
Witness 

Daniel Taylor 

Thomas Smith. 

[The above is a true abstract of the original deed now in 
possession of Mrs. Samuel O. Smith. — W. S. P.] 

[Note. — Richard Smith, who gave the above deed to his 
brother Job, was the son of Job Smith, 1st, and was known as 
Saint" Richard. The land described in the above deeds is 
north of Nissequogue, and east of James Neck. — W. S. P.] 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah— Deed 
to Son, Job Smith. 
[Abstract.] 

This Indenture made the 30 day of August in the 4th 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. $g 

yere of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord James the 2nd, 
[1688] * * Between Richard Smith Sen. of Smithtown 
and Sarah his wife on the one part, and Job Smith of the 
2nd part. * * In consideration of the natural affection 
he beareth to his well beloved son, * * Conveys All the 
messuge tenement or dwelling house home lot and all oth- 
er lands and meadows, and buildings now in the tenure 
and occupation of the said Job Smith, within the bounds 
of Smithtown. Also 20 acres of upland adjoining to the 
upper end of the said Job's home lot, and 50 acres of up- 
land lying and being at the northeast branch, adjoining to 
the land in the occupation of Daniel Smith, northerly, 
westerly by the west side of the swamp And one moiety 
or equal halfe parte of the greate hollow about f of a mile 
to the westward of the said swamp, and one equal half 
part of all the meadow lying near the said Job's home lot, 
and 10 acres of upland adjoining to 10 acres of woodland 
next adjoining to the east side of the land in occupation of 
Joseph Smith. * Together with all and singular, etc. 
Witness RICHARD SMITH O 

Humphrey Siles her 

Richard Smith. SARAH SMITH O 

mark 
Acknowledged before Wait 
Winthrop, Sept 7 1688. 

[A true abstract of the original deed now in possession of 
Richard B. Smith, Esq.— W. S. P.] 



Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Son, Adam Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

This Indenture made the 29 day of August in the 4th 



60 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

year of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord James the 2nd 
etc (1688) Between Richard Smith Senr of Smithtown, 
of the one part, and Adam Smith of the 2nd part. In con- 
sideration of natural affection for his said son Adam Smith, 
Conveys to said Adam Smith, All his messuges tenement 
or dwelling house, tract and tracts of land, meadow and 
creek thatch, now in the tenure and occupation of the said 
Adam Smith. Also 10 acres of creek thatch where the 
said Adam shall choose the same, within the Three Sisters 
Harbour, within the bounds of Smithtown. 
Witness RICHARD SMITH O 

John Mosier her 

Humphrey Siles. SARAH SMITH O 

mark 
Acknowledged before Wait 
Winthrop Sept. 7 1688. 

[The original deed is now in possession of the heirs of Na- 
thaniel Smith of Sherewog. For survey and map of above 
tract, see Appendix. — W. S. P.] 

Richard Smith — Deed to William Lawrence. 
[Abstract.] 

I Richard Smith doe by these pesents give to my son 
in law William Lawrence 500 acres of land at the common 
passage over the Nessequogue river, taking in all the land 
formerly improved by Benjamin Jones, and so extending 
west and south to make up the complement above said. 
Bounded eastward by the river, taking in the spongey old 
meadow about two miles South westward, being about 15 
acres, with Deborah's division of meadow and the piece of 
meadow lying next south on the east side of the river. I 
say I doe give the premises to my son William to him and 
his heirs forever, with commonage, Reserving to myself. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 6l 

the privilege of fowling- and hunting in the neck north- 
ward from the said boundary. The said William to have 
all the meadow on the west side of the river from Jonathan 
Smith's fresh meadow he mowed and southward. Dated 
this 25 day of April 1684. 
Witness ' RICHARD SMITH O 

John Embree 

John Lawrence. 

[The above is a true abstract of a copy of the original deed 
now in the possession of Robert E. Smith of Commack. For 
laying out of this land, see Book of Surveys. — W. S. P.] 



Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Son Daniel Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : All his messuge, tenement or dwelling house 
and home lot, a small enclosure of land meadow and creek 
thatch now in ye tenure and occupation of said Daniel 
Smith. Also 100 acres of upland lying at ye north east 
branch of Nissequage river, bounded to ye southward of 
ye land in ye tenure and occupation of Samuel Smith, and 
by the west side of ye Swamp westerly, and one half part 
of a hollow commonly called ye great Hollow lying about 
I of a mile to ye westward of ye said north east branch, 
together with all privileges. Dated Aug. 30, 1688. 
Witness RICHARD SMITH O 

John Mosier. her 

Humphrey Siles. SARAH SMITH C 

mark 

[Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office, Liber B, p 29. 
The homestead of Daniel Smith is now the home farm of the 
late Caleb T. Smith, of Nissequogue. — W. S. P.] 



62 records of the town of smithtown. 

Richard Smith and Wife — Deed to 

Son Daniel Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : All his certain tract parcell and piece of up- 
land and meadow, bounded westerly by the west side of 
the first long cove from the Sunk meadow gutt, northerly 
by the Cliff and Sound. Easterly by the said Daniel 
Smith's west line, and by Edward Ketcham's north line 
extended Southerly. This is in trust to Daniel Smith, 
who agrees to convey the same to his son Obadiah when 
he becomes 21 years of age. Dated Aug. 30, 1688. 
(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office, Liber B, p. 27.) 



Richard Smith and Wife — Deed to 

Son Samuel Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys and confirms to son Samuel Smith All his hun- 
dred acres of upland, lying and being at the northeast 
branch of Nessequage river, adjoining to the Southward 
of lands in the possession of Jonathan Smith. Also all the 
boggy meadow adjoining and opposite to the said hundred 
acres of land, together with all Commonage etc thereunto 
belonging. And the said Samuel Smith agrees to convey 
the same by good and lawful deeds, to his son Obadiah 
Smith when he comes to the age of 21 years. Dated Aug- 
ust 29, 1688. 

[Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office. The original 
deed is now in the possession of Thomas B. Smith, of Kansas 
City, Missouri.— W. S. P.] 



records of the town of smithtown 63 

Richard Smith and Wife — Deed to 

Son Daniel Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : All that 20 acres of land where the said Dan- 
iel shall choose ye same, between Job Smith his wolf pit 
and the Three Sister Hollow, together with all the privi- 
leges etc. Dated August 30 1688. 

(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office.) 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Richard Smith, Jr. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys: All his messuage tenement or dwelling house 
in Smithtown bounded by Jonathan Smith easterly, and 
westerly by Samuel Smith, and all the improved lands 
now in the occupation of said Richard Smith, and all that 
tract of land known by ye name of James Neck, and all 
ye meadow and creek thatch beds in ye occupation of the 
said Richard Smith, Sen. and all his four negro slaves, by 
name Harry, Robin, Bess and Nan. And all his goods 
and cattels of what nature species, and quality soever they 
be. With all and singular, etc. Dated August 31, 1688. 
(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office, Liber B,p. 23.) 

Richard Smith, Junior— Deed to his Mother, 

Sarah Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

This deed conveys to his mother, Sarah Smith, wife of 
Richard Smith, Sen., all the lands and premises and chat- 
tels described in the above deed. Dated August 31, 1688. 
(Recorded in Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, Liber A, p. 57.) 



64 records of the town of smithtown. 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Richard Smith, Jr. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys all of a certain tract of upland containing ioo 
acres lying at the Sunk meadows, and bounded easterly 
by the west side of the first Long Cove from the said 
Sunken meadow gutt, the creek northerly, and southwest- 
erly until it makes the said ioo acres. And all the mead- 
ow and creek thatch adjoining the said ioo acres of land. 
Dated August 30, 1688. 

(Recorded in Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, Liber A, p. 47.) 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Richard Smith, Junior. 

Dated August 20, 1688. 

Conveys: All his house, home lot and other lands and 
meadows now in the possession of the said Richard Smith 
Junior. Also a certain tract of upland lying upon a cer- 
tain neck commonly known by the name of Rasapeage 
Neck, and bounded northerly by the land in the tenure 
and occupation of Daniel Smith, easterly by the harbor, 
and soe to run upon a south line 50 rods, thence due west 
70 rods, and soe north to ye aforesaid land of Daniel Smith. 
Containing 20 acres. 

(Recorded in Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, Liber A, p. 46.) 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Son Jonathan Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

"This Indenture made the nine and twentyeth day of 
August, in the 4th year of the Reigne of our Sovereign 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 6$ 

Lord James the 2nd" (1688) conveys to his son Jonathan 
Smith, " All of a certain tract of land lying and being by 
the Northeast branch of Nissequogue river. Bounded 
Southerly by the said North east branch, and by the 
Country road northerly, containing 100 acres. Also two 
full third parts of a parcel of land, meadow and creek thatch 
situate on the east side of Nissequogue river, about 10 rods 
to the southward of a small enclosure in the tenure of the 
said Jonathan Smith. It is hereby understood that the 
boggy meadow on both sides of the North east branch, 
opposite and adjoining to the above said 100 acres are 
hereby granted to the said Jonathan Smith." 
Witness RICHARD SMITH O 

his her 

John M Mosier SARAH x SMITH O 

mark mark 

Humphrey Siles. 

Acknowledged before 

Wait Winthrop Sept. 17, 1688. 

[The original deed is now in the possession of Mrs. Wm. H. 
Wickham, of New York. Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's 
office.— W. S. P.] 



Deed from Richard Smith for the Landing on 
the East Side of Nissequogue River. 

These Presents witnesseth, that I Richard Smith Senr. 
of Smithtown, in the County of Suffolk, upon Long Island, 
Gent for ye wellfare & benefit of the Inhabitants of Smith- 
town aforesaid for their landing and spreading of creek 
Thatch, Hath given and granted & doth by these [presents] 
give & grant unto Jonathan Smith, Richard Smith, & their 
associates the Inhabitants aforesaid, Five acres of upland 
adjoining to the east side of Nissequogue river, on the 



66 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

fittest place for landing to the southward of William Law- 
rence his meadow, To Have and to Hold the said five 
acres of upland to the said Jonathan Smith and Richard 
Smith & their associates aforesaid, their heirs and success- 
ors forever. To the only proper use, benefit and behoofe 
of them the said Jonathan Smith, Richard Smith and their 
associates, their heirs and successors forever. 

In Witness whereof the said Richard Smith hath here- 
unto sett his hand & seale the 30th Day of August in the 
fourth year of His Majestyes Reigne, AnnoqueDom. 1688. 

RICHARD SMYTH O 

Sealed and delivered in 
presence of 
his 

John M Mosier 
marke 

Humphrey Siles. 

Memorandum. On ye day and yeare within said ap- 
peared before Andrew Gibb, one of His Majestys Justices 
of the Peace for the County of Suffolk, the within men- 
tioned Richard Smith & acknowledged the within written 
Instrument to be his free & voluntarv act & deed. 

Test. ANDREW GIBB. 

[The above is a true copy of the original, now in possession 
of Mrs. Wm. H. Wickham, of New York.— W. S. P.] 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah— Deed to 

John Jones. — Dated March 24, 1684. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : One hundred and fifty acres of land lying on 
the west side of Nessequage river, bounded on the east 
end with said Nissequage river, on the north side with 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 67 

the land of Edward Ketcham. on the south side with a 
Hollow that lyeth by a small piece of Land formerly im- 
proved by Wm. Brotherton. Together with seven acres 
and a half of the Sunken meadow, lying on the north side 
near unto a parcel of that meadow that I appointed for 
Robert Arthur, Together with 10 acres of Creek thatch 
within Nissequague river, where I shall appoynt fitt for 
his Comoditie. Together with all, etc. Price £43 5s. 

Witness RICHARD SMYTH O 

Edward Ketcham her 

Isaiah Harrison. SARAH x SMITH O 

mark 

[John Jones sold this tract to Joseph Smith March 20, 1693. 
— W. S. P.] 

Memorandum. I Richard Smith doth give John Jones 
his heirs and assigns libertie for fishing, fowling and hunt- 
ing as I have given to Robert Arthur and David Scudder. 
moreover also I give John Jones this liberty if he mislike 
the proportion of meadow at the Sunken meadow, after I 
have appointed it to him, liberty to leave it out and not 
pay for it. RICHARD SMYTH. 

The 19th of July 1677. 
Mr. Richard Smith Senr of Nissaquake, have given to 
Samuel Smith and Adam Smith each of them, one hundred 
acres of land, in Stony Brook neck where they see cause 
to take it up. The same to have and to hold to them and 
their heirs forever, as also the meadow on the Long Beach 
and likewise Creek Thatch in the Harbour. As witness 
my hande. RICHARD SMYTH with seal. 

Witness 
John Thomas Copy from ye Records by 

Thomas Ward. Timothy Brewster. 



68 RRCORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

[The above copy of record was in 1739 submitted to Walter 
Dongan, Counsellor at law, for opinion on the following points : 

1st. Did this brief writing constitute a valid deed? 

2d. Did it convey all the meadow, &c. in the harbor ? 

To both of these he gives an affirmative answer. The orig- 
inal papers are now in possession of Richard B. Smith, Esq. — 
W. S. P.] 

Sarah Smith, Widow of Richard Smith— Deed to 

Daughter, Elizabeth Townley. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : A certain tract of land being in quantity 100 
acres, more or less, lying on the west side of Nissequogue 
river, lately in occupation of Robert Arthur. Dated 
March 3, 1705. 

[The original deed is now in the possession of Robert E. 
Smith, Esq.— W. S. P.] 

Effingham Townley, of Elizabethtown, Gentleman. 

Lease to Daniel Smith — Dated May 12, 1712. 

[Abstract] 

All that tract or parcel of land late or formerly in the 
Tenure and occupation of Robert Arthur, and is situate 
within the bounds of Smithtown, lying on the west side of 
a River commonly called and known by the name of Nis- 
saquage River, fronting upon the said river, and joining 
to the land of David Scudder. Containing by estimation 
100 acres. Together with all, etc. For the term of 20 
years. Rent 6s. 
Witness EFFINGHAM TOWNLEY O 

Robert Drummond, 

James Ellis. 

[The original document is now in possession of John B. Bly- 
denburgh, Esq.— W. S. P.] 



records of the town of smithtown. 69 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah. — Deed to 

Samuel Smith. — August 29, 1688. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys : " All his messuage, tenement or dwelling 
house and one acre of land next adjoining for a home lot, 
and 3 acres of land more or less adjoining to the north side 
of Daniel Smith's home lot, and Nissequage river westerly, 
and 20 acres of upland adjoining to ye east side of the 
land in the occupation of Job Smith, bounded northerly 
by the Cliff and sound : and two points of meadow land 
on ye east side of Nissequogue river, below the second 
brook above the mill. Also one equal third part of the 
tract of land, meadow and creek thatch on ye east side of 
ye river a little to ye southward of a small inclosure late 
in ye occupation of Jonathan Smith, and 2 acres of upland 
next Rasapeage bay northward of the next brook to ye 
southward of Adam Smiths farm, and all the lands mead- 
ows and creek thatch be it whatsoever now in ye tenure 
and occupation of him the said Samuel," 

It is also agreed that Samuel Smith shall have 3 acres 
adjoining his house for a home lot, on condition he main- 
tains a fence. 

Recorded in Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, Liber A, p. 25. 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Jonathan Smith. — August 29, 1688. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys all his messuge, tenement or dwelling house, 
and all the lands now in the tenure of him the said Jona- 
than. Also 20 acres of upland adjoining to the west end 
of a parcel of land in his ocupation in the North field. 

Also A certain tract lying upon the west side of Nisse- 



JO RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

quogue river, between the ford or going over and the land 
late in the tenure of Thomas Scudder, being 100 acres, for 
the use and behoof of Richard Smith the son of the said 
Jonathan, and he is to convey it to him when he comes to 
the age of 21. 



[The above is comprised in two deeds recorded in Liber A, 
Suffolk County Clerk's office. The son Richard, mentioned in 
above deed, probably died young. The land on the west side 
of the river was afterwards conveyed by Jonathan Smith to 
his son Piatt Smith. The " ford, or going over " of the river 
was at the west end of the street, at Nissequogue, a little south 
of the house of late Caleb T. Smith. A road led to it, but is 
now closed. — W. S. P.] 



Richard Smith and Wife Sarah — Deed to 

Job Smith. — August 30, 1688. 

[Abstract,] 



Conveys, in consideration of the natural affection he 
hath to his two grandsons, Job and Richard Smith, sons 
of the said Job Smith, A certain tract of land lying and 
being upon ye lower end of Stony Brook neck, where the 
said Job shall choose the same, out of ye undisposed land, 
being 180 acres. And | of all ye meadow at the pond near 
the said Job his home lot. For the benefit of said Job and 
Richard to be divided as followeth, viz.: 80 acres of the 
land and the said 1-2 of meadow at ye pond, to Job, the 
eldest son of the said Job Smith, and the other 80 acres to 
Richard. And the said Job Smith is to give deeds to 
them. 

(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office.) 



records of the town of smithtown. 7 1 

Sarah Smith, Widow of Richard Smith — Deed 

to Son, Job Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys and confirms to him The 40 acres of land which 
his father Richard Smith formerly granted to him, and 
bounded out for him, lying in ye North field, next to the 
land of Jonathan Smith, on the east side thereof. Also a 
point of land in Rasapeage neck on ye east side of ye land 
of Adam Smith next adjoining thereto and running down 
to the bay. Also 15 acres on ye hill westward from ye 
house of said Job Smith. Also 100 acres of land near the 
Three Sisters where he shall see cause to take it. July 3 
1697. 

Witness her 

Thomas Helme SARAH x SMITH. 

John Thompson mark 

Deed of Richard Smith and Wife Sarah 
to Adam Smith. — August 29, 1688. 
[Abstract.] 

Conveys 100 acres of upland where he shall choose the 
same either upon Stony Brook neck or about the Three 
Sisters Harbor. Also 10 acres of creek thatch where he 
shall chuse the same. For the benefit of his son Edmund 
Smith, and the said Adam Smith is to give him a deed for 
the same. 

Deed of Richard Smith to Son Samuel. 

Whereas I Richard Smith have given unto my son 
Samuel Smith 100 acres of land in Stony Brook neck, with 
liberty of Commonage for all creatures, and ye meadow 



72 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

on ye Long Beach, and creek thatch in ye harbour, as 
much as he needs, I doe confirm the same. April 12 1686. 
Witness RICHARD SMITH 

Richard Woodhull her 

Peter Chocke SARAH x SMITH 



[The above tract seems to be the same sold by Samuel Smith 
to Timothy Mills in 1705. See abstract of deed in another 
place.— W. S. P.] 

Deed of Sarah Smith to Son Daniel Smith. 

March 24, 169J-, 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys a certain tract of land on the west side of Nis- 
sequage river, formerly in possession of John Jones, on ye 
south side of the hollow near the land formerly in pos- 
session of Edward Ketcham, which land runs down to a 
point, Containing 10 acres, With all the meadow at Sunk 
meadow which was formerly John Jones, and £ ye creek 
thatch bed near ye said land. 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah— Deed to 

Robert Arthur. — December 4, 1684. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys to Robert Arthur living by the west side of 
Nissequogue river, sundry parcels of land, that is to say, 
that home lot that was Thomas Scudder's formerly, four 
acres, and 10 acres adjoining to it, and 7 1-2 acres of ye 
Sunk meadow, and 5 acres of creek thatch bordering upon 
Nissequogue river. Also free liberty of fishing and hunt- 
ting on ye west side of ye swamp. I also reserve 2 acres 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 73 

at the brick kills, but give Robert Arthur free liberty to 
make bricks for building. 
Witness 
John Smith 
John Tooker 

(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office.) 

[Abstract.] 

Joshua Arthur in consideration of a confirmation of ioo 
acres of land lying on the east side of Hunttington bounds, 
in Smithtown, conveys to Jonathan Smith all his right to 
the lands etc. in the above deed given to my father Rob- 
ert Arthur by Richard Smith. 

Sept. 16, 1715. 
(Recorded in Liber B, Suffolk Co. Clerk's office. 

Deed of Sarah Smith to Son Daniel Smith. 

March 24, 169!. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys 100 acres at the westward bounds of Nisse- 
quogue or Smithtown as it is expressed in our Patent, at 
a place called Bread and Cheese Hollow, and ye Fresh 
pond called Unshemomuck, Together with ye swamp 
and meadow near the pond, to be taken up in and about 
the said hollow and pond where it may be most suitable 
for him. 

(Recorded in Suffolk County Clerk's office.) 

Deed of Sarah Smith to Son Daniel Smith. 

March 24, 169I. 

[Abstract.] 

Confirms to him All the tracts of land and medow in his 



74 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

possession by deed, especially all that piece called the 4 
acre lot, more or less holding its breadth to the creek, 
lying- northward of ye land called ye lower lot. Also 1-2 
of my lower lot, and 1-2 of the waste or undivided land 
lying between ye said 4 acres and the land in tenure of 
Samuel Smith, on the west side of the quick hedge, and 
on the east side of James Neck, extending to the Creek, 
reserving a highway of 2 poles wide for watering. Als'o 
10 acres on the west side of James Creek, and 1-2 of the 
pasture south of the hill. 

Jonathan Smith, 2nd— Deed to Son Platt Smith. 

June 1, 1734. 

[Abstract] 

Conveys: "All my right title and claim, to all that tract 
of land lying between Hunttington east line and Smith- 
town river. Also all claim to that 1-7 part of thatch bed 
which I bought of Obadiah, Richard, Job and Daniel 
Smith. And all claim to the meadow on the west side of 
the river, likewise all my right and claim to the river." 

Witness JONATHAN SMITH. 

Ruth Smith. 

(Recorded in Liber B, Suffolk County Clerk's office.) 

[Jonathan Smith, the grantor of above deed, was the son of 
Jonathan Smith, 1st. In his will he accuses his deceased son, 
Platt Smith, of obtaining the above deed through fraud and 
misrepresentation. Platt Smith died August 24, 1745, and his 
lands went to his two daughters ; Elizabeth, who died unmar- 
ried, and Abigail, wife of Adam Babcock. — W. S. P.] 

Deed of Job Smith to Jonathan Smith. 

February 13, 17 if. 

[Abstract.] 

Conveys one equal sixth part, or all my right in a cer- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 75 

tain tract of land called and known by the name of James 
his neck, bounded northerly by the sound, westerly by the 
river, and easterly by a certain creek commonly known 
by the name of James his creek, southerly and to the 
northward by a place called the North swamp. Price £40. 
Witness JOB SMITH. 

Daniel Taylor 

James Anning. 

[The original deed, written by Rev. Daniel Taylor, the first 
minister of Smithtown, is now in possession of Mrs. Wm. H. 
Wickham of New York.] 

November 12, 1682. 

I Richard Smith Sen. of Smithtown, doe order all the 
meadow at the pond lying- near from Job Smith's house 
lot to be recorded to Job Smith his son Job & his heirs» 
To Have and to hold forever. And all the meadow at the 
springs. But the meadow at the Three Sisters Harbor I 
order and give to my son Adam & his heirs forever. Both 
which I order to be recorded. Likewise all the meadow 
to Stony Brook to belong to Adam Smith. As witness 
my hand ye 3 of November 1682. 

RICHARD SMYTHE. 

Brookhaven. A copy taken out of ye Town Records 
per Thomas Helme, Recorder. 

[The original copy is among the papers of Richard B. Smith, 
Esq.— W. S. P.] 

Richard Smith and Wife Sarah. — Agreement 
with Robert Arthur. — March 17, i68|. 

This Writing witnesseth an Agreement between Rich- 
ard Smith and Robert Arthur, both of Smithtown. 

First. Richard Smith will deliver into the possession of 



j6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

said Robert, ioo acres of land, on ye east side of the fresh 
pond Unshemomuck, four score poles long by the pond 
side and 60 poles by the Cleft, taking in all meadows and 
marshes within the compass, to the main run or of water 
that runs out of ye pond, and into ye pond, and to take up 
the residue of woodland within f of a mile from ye same, 
in a place where said Robert shall chuse it, not intruding 
on my daughter's farm. And the said Richard Smith is 
to build a house of 20 feet long, 18 feet broad, and 11 feet 
stood, to be framed, garnished, clapboarded and shingled, 
and 2 door cases, where the said Robert shall desire it on 
said land, to be built within a year. With privilege of 
fishing and fowling etc. 

(Recorded in Huntington Records.) 



FIRST 



BOOK OF RECORDS 



OF 



SMITHTOWN. 



PART FIRST. 



78 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



The First Book of Records. 

PART FIRST. 

[The following entries are on the fly leaves of this book.] 

Job Smith hired ye Land att the North fields Parsonage 
land, gave for it 38 shillings and six pence to be paid 
next town meeting Day. 

Daniel Smith hired the parsonage land in the north field, 
and gave for itt 32 shillings, which land he is to improve 
in case the parson or preacher comes to live with us. 

Obadiah Smith Jr. and Charles Floyd chosen to receive 
the money due for the parsonage, and to lay itt out in 
Repaireing the parsonage. 

Mr. Timothy Mills Paid 

for this book sixteen & sixpence 
to Mr. Wm. Bradford, Printer in 
New York. 

[William Bradford was the first printer in the Province of 
New York, and his printing office was at the northeast corner 
of Pearl and William Streets, New York City, where a tablet 
marks the site. — W. S. P.] 

The Book of Smith Town Records &c. 

At a Publick Town meeting holden att Smithtown on 
tuesdaythe third of may, Annoq. Dom. 171 5, was nomina- 
ted and legally chosen the Town officers in manner fol- 
lowing-. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 79 

Imprimis Daniel Taylor chosen & sworn Clerk or Re- 
corder.* 

Item, Edmund Smith and Obadiah Smith were nomina- 
ted legally chosen and sworn Assessors. 

Item Daniel Smith Jr chosen Collector. 

Item Timothy Mills & Richard Lawrence surveyors of 
Highways. 

Item Benjamin Gould chosen Constable and sworn. 

Smithtown, Tuesday, May, 1716 were chosen and sworn, 
Job Smith Jr and David Scudder, Assessors. 
Richard Smith Jr S. S.f was chosen Collector. 
Daniel Smith was chosen and sworn Constable. 

Smith Town Tuesday, May, 1717 were chosen and sworn 
Richard Smith & Jonathan Smith Assessors. 
Edmund Smith was chosen Collector. 
Richard Smith Jr S. S. was chosen Constable. 

Smith Town, May, 1718, were chosen 



Smithtown, Tuesday of May, 1719, at towne meeting-, 
Jonathan Smith Superviser, & Timothy Mills and Adam 
Smith assessors, Obadiah Smith Collector, Jonas Piatt and 
Joseph Smith surveyors. 

At a town meeting in the year 1720, choise was made 
of Job Smith and Daniel Smith assessors. Richard Smith, 
the son of Richard, Collector. Jonathan Smith, Clark and 
Supervisor. 

[*Daniel Taylor, who was chosen Town Clerk, was the first 
minister in Smithtown. 

f Richard Smith, here mentioned, was known as "Quaker 
Richard." " S. S." stands for " Samuel's son." He was called 
Richard Smith, Jr., in distinction from Richard Smith, 2nd. — 
W. S. P.] 



80 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown in the yeare 1721, 
there was choice made of Jonathan Smith, Clark and Su- 
perviser. Adam Smith and Jonas Piatt assessors and 
Daniel Smith, Richard Smith, the son of Job, and Joshua 
After (Arthur) surveyors of the highways, and Shewbill 
Merchant Constable, and Jeames Fanning Collector. 

At a town meeting heald at Smithtown in the year 1722, 
was choise made of Jonathan Smith, superviser, & Richard 
Smith, son of Jobe, Smith, and Daniel Smith assessors and 
Timothy Mills and Joshua After, (Arthur) surveyors of ye 
highways, and Joseph Smith Collector, & Aaron Smith 
Constable. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown in ye year 1723 
there was choise made of Jonathan Smith superviser, & 
Jobe Smith, son of Jobe Smith, and Richard Smith assess- 
ors, & Isaac Mills Collector, & Richard Smith son of Sam- 
uel, Constable, & Edmund Smith & Daniel Smith and Jo- 
nas Piatt surveyors of ye highways, Shuball Marchant, 
Pounder, and he doth oblige himself to have but half a bit 
for turning of ye key. Timothy Mills and Jonas Smith, 
David Scudder fence viewers. 

At a Town Meeting in Smithtown on ye first Tuesday 
in April in ye year 1724, Jonathan Smith was chosen Su- 
perviser, Obadiah Smith and Daniel Smith assessors, and 
Amos Willis (Willets) Collector, Edmund Smith and Rich- 
ard Smith, son of Richard, and David Scudder surveyors 
of ye highways, James Fanning Constable. 

Ebenezer Smiths ear mark is a crop of the off ear, and a 
hole of the near ear. 

James Jeayns ear mark is a crop on the off ear, and a 
half penny the upper side of itt, and a swallow Fork in the 
near. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 8 1 

Joseph Jeayn's ear mark is a crop on the right ear, and 
a swallow fork in the left. 

Ezekiel Hunts his ear mark is a slope the upper side of 
the near ear and a half penny the under side of the off. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown April the in 

the year 1724. 

Job Smith chosen Clarrk. 

Obediah Smith chosen Superviser. 

Joshua Arthur, Daniel Smith, Richard Smith chosen as- 
sessors. 

Solomon Smith chosen Constable and Collector. 

Richard Smith chosen Pounder. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown April the 5th in 
the year 1726. 

Job Smith chosen Clark. 

Obadiah Smith chosen Superviser. 

Timothy Smith chosen constable. 

Justice Edmund Smith chosen assessor. 

Jonas Piatt chosen assessor. 

Richard Blydenburgh chosen Collector. 

It is agreed that no horse or horses shall have liberty to 
run in the Neck, and if any be taken there, they are to be 
carried to the pound, and there to be kept, till the owner 
has notis, and if he or they do not come to redeem them 
after 6 hours they are to be sold at a vandue for the charge 
being payed, one horse one shilling for pounding, and the 
over plock (overplus) to go to the owner. 

At a meeting held at Smithtown April 3 1727 Shubill 
Marchant chosen Constable Justis Jonathan Smith and 
Job Smith chosen assessors. 

Obadiah Smith chosen Collector. 

Justis Jonathan Smith chosen Superviser. 

Lieutenant Richard Smith chosen pounder. 



82 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

It is agreed upon at a towne meeting held at Smithtown 
April the 3d 1727 that the Eastern part of our towns peo- 
ple have liberty to build a pound or a yard in order to 
pound creturs. It is agreed on that the pounder shall have 
for pounding a horse four pence, for a net best (neat beast) 
four pence, for hogs three pence apiece if not yoked. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown April the first 
1729. 

Job Smith chosen Clark. 

Shubel Marchant constable. 

Justis Edmund Smith and Joseph Smith chosen assess- 
ors. 

Thomas Wheeler chosen Collector. 

Justis Jonathan Smith chosen Superviser. 

[Abstract.]— Ear marks recorded in the year 1813. 

for Benjamin Darling, Jesse Conkling, John Darling Jr. 
Barnabas Wheeler, James Petty, James Miller, Ebenezer 
Miller, Melancthon Wheeler, George Darling, Smilh 
Brush, Gilbert Hawkins, John McGrah, Lucke Fleet. 

Job Smith his mark entered April the 6, 1724, is a crop 
on the left ear, and a happenny under the right ear. 

Benjamin Gould his mark is a crop of each ear and a 
happeny on the under side of each ear. entered April the 
29, 1724. 

December ye 16 1725. Then entered upon Record the 
ear mark for Daniel Peters, the marke a square crop on 
the right ear and a happenny under the same. The said 
marke was formerly of Richard Smith of Smithtown at 
Stony Brook. 

December ye 6, 1725. James Smith his mark entered, 
being a crop on the right ear and a hole in the left. 

Thon.as Hunt his mark a crop on the near ear, and a 
happenny under each ear. Entered on record April ye 
20, day 1728. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 83 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown for the year 1730, 
ye majority of votes was that ye Superviser for the year 
should have ten shillings, and Richard Smith for service 
for ye town shall also have ten shillings. 

[Abstract.] — Ear marks entered 1821, for Richard Tay- 
lor, Ebenezer Blydenburgh, John Hinan, Joseph B. Jaynes, 
and Henry Wells. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown on ye first Tues- 
day in April 1730. Piatt Smith chosen Clerk of ye town, 
Isaac Mills Constable, Jonathan Smith Supervisor, Job 
Smith and Solomon Smith assessors, Daniel Smith Col- 
lector. 

It is agreed at this town meeting that there shall be a 
pound built and set in Richard Smith's orchard, eastward 
of ye shop. Jonathan Smith and Daniel Smith are chosen 
to build ye aforesaid pound. 

Timothy Mills Job Smith fence viewers. 

Joseph Smiths mark a crop on ye left ear, with a hap-- 
peny on ye fore side, and a slit on ye right ear. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown on ye first Tues- 
day in April 1 73 1 , Piatt Smith chosen Clerk, Joseph Smith 
Constable, Jonathan Smith Supervisor, Obey Smith and 
Richard Smith assessors, Capt. Edmund Smith Collector. 
At this town meeting it is agreed that Richard Smith of 
Stoney Brook* might have ye liberty to set a pound on 
his own land at his own charge, and to have all such fees 
as is taken in ye afore said town. At this town meeting 
aforesaid this act was made that every Collector should on 
3'e first Tuesday of April appear and make up accounts 
with ye Clerk, of ye town's money. 

[*'' Richard Smith of Stony Brook " was known as " Quaker 
Richard " He was son of Samuel Smith, and grandson of the 
patentee. — W. S. P.] 



84 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1732, Piatt Smith chosen Clerk, Shubell Mar- 
chant Constable, Daniel Smith Supervisor, Obey Smith 
and Richard Smith of Stony Brook assessors, Zephaniah 
Piatt Collector. At this town [meeting] it was voted by 
ye majority that Shuball Marchant should have twenty 
shillings for transporting and expending of money about 
the Vagabone sent from Hunttington. It is agreed that 
ye Supervisor shall have eight shillings for the service. 
Piatt Smith chosen Cash keeper for ye town. It was agreed 
at this town meeting that every jury man that shall serve 
for this Town shall be paid by ye town thirteen shillings 
for each term. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown on ye first tues- 
day in April 1733 Piatt Smith chosen Clerk, Isaac Mills 
Constable, Daniel Smith Supervisor, Job Smith and Piatt 
Smith assessors, Aaron Smith Collector. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown on ye first tues. 
day in April 1734, Piatt Smith, Clerk, Shuball Marchant 
Constable, Job Smith and Piatt Smith assessors, Aaron 
Smith Collector, Daniel Smith Supervisor. It is agreed 
at this Town meeting that there shall be 4 pounds raised 
for a pound. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first tuesday 
in April 1735, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Piatt Smith 
Supervisor, Zephaniah Piatt Constable, Joshua Arthur 
and Richard Smith assessors, Ebenzer Smith Collector. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1736, Ebenezer Smith Clerk, Piatt Smith chosen 
Supervisor, Aaron Smith Constable, Job Smith and Rich- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 85 

ard Smith chosen assessors, Edmund Smith chosen Col- 
lector. 

[Abstract.] — A stray horse taken up by Jonas Piatt. 

At a Town meeting- held at Smithtown April ye 2nd 
1735, Job Smith chosen Clerk, Shuball Marchant chosen 
Constable, Justis Jonathan Smith chosen Supervisor, Isaac 
Mills and Richard Smith chosen assessors, Daniel Bates 
chosen Collector. 

November ye 10 1736. then entered on record Timothy 
Tredwell's ear mark, it is a latch on the fore side of the 
left ear, and a slope on the under side of the right ear. 

Amos Dickerson's ear mark is a crop on both ears and 
a hole in the left and a nick under it. 

December ye 22 1736. Samuel Mills his ear mark is two 
happenies under the right ear and one under the left. 

April ye 4 1745. Samuel Smith his ear mark is. a latch 
under the left ear. 

Jacob Longbothim his ear mark is a latch on the under 
side of the left ear. April 7, 1752. 

Isaac Jarritt his ear mark is a V in the left ear. April 
the 7, 1752. 

March ye 25 1727. We whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed, having to us authority given to asseart and lav 
out necessary highways in Smithtown, and having viewed 
and considered, have thought fit to alow and lay out all 
the highways here after mentioned. That is from Smith- 
town southward near the river side a highway four poles 
wide to the Counti-y road at Wheelers, and a highway 
from the head of Sandy hollow four poles wide, to the head 
of the river where the path now goes, and a highway from 
Wheelers to the landing place where the path now goes, 







86 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

four poles wide, and east and west from Wheelers we leave 
the Country road, [as it] now goes, to be four poles wide, 
and to extend so far as our bounds, and from Wheelers 
round his lot where the path now goes, that leads to Ja- 
cob Conklings, four poles wide as far as our bounds, and 
from Smithtown eastward a highway four poles wide 
where the path now goes to the Country road. Signed 
by JONATHAN SMITH, OBADIAH SMITH, Survey- 
ors of the highways. 

[See notes at the end of this book. — W. S. P.] 



Smithtown, May the 21, 1752. 
We the Commissioners of Highways for the town of 
Smithtown Wm. Phillips Obadiah Smith and Daniel 
Smith, do lay out a highway from the Country road by 
the east end of the meeting house, four rods wide, up the 
hollow as it now goeth towards Brookhaven, to the head 
of the hollow, or to the cross path, that leads or goes to 
William Phillips. DANIEL SMITH 

WM. PHILLIPS 
OBADIAH SMITH 

[Abstract.] — Ear marks of Henry Wheeler, Woodhull 
Smith, Selah Tillotson, Selah Nichols, Theodorus Smith, 
Jonas C. Conkling. 1826-183 1. 

[Abstract.] — Ear marks of James Hawkins, 1812, Oba- 
diah Smith, Jonas Piatt, Abner Smith 1765, Abner Smith 
1765, Gamaliel Conkling 1773, Nathaniel Jarrit Jehiel 
L'Hommedieu, 1799, Moses Scudder 1790, John Willitts, 
Piatt Willitts, 1797, Thomas Blydenburgh, L?sey Hiff, 
Wm. Gould, Beriah and Daniel Jarvis 1799, James Smith, 
Samuel Gould, John Jarvis, 1800. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 87 

In pursuant to an Act of General Assembly of the Coun- 
ty of Suffolk entitled an Act for the future laying out and 
regulating and better clearing publick highways in the 
County of Suffolk, We the Commissioners of Smithtown 
have thought fit to lay out the several highways hereafter 
mentioned, viz from the going over of the river by Daniel 
Smiths house, extending along the lane east to the watering 
place four poles wide, from the watering place southward 
up the river as the road now goes also four poles wide so far 
as the northeast branch going over, from thence extending 
as it now goeth to Wheelers. Also another road begin- 
ning near Shubal Marchants, so running four poles wide 
till it comes to the mouth of the lane, from thence two 
poles wide to Edmund Smith's mill as it now goeth. Also 
another beginning at the north end of Ebenezer Smiths 
lot and to run to the road that goeth to the head of the 
river, two poles wide. Another road from Ebenezer 
Smiths house to the pond as it now goeth, two poles wide. 
Also another road between Jonathan Smiths and Richard 
Smiths to the parting paths, as it now goeth four poles 
wide, from thence to the Long Beach two poles wide. 
Also another where it now goeth from the head ot three 
sister hollow to Cutskunsuck as it now goes two poles 
wide, so extending as far as our line between our line and 
Brookhaven. Also another between Jonathan Smiths and 
Daniel Smiths, called the Horse Race, as it now is fenced, 
from thence to the Little Beach as the road now goeth 
two poles wide. Also another from the bottom of the 
Horse race so along the hollow by the head of the north 
fields to the beach path. Also a road between Job Smiths 
and Richard Smiths to go to the Long Beach two poles 
wide. Also another high way from the Little Beach path 
to Daniel Smiths, land in the neck, where the path now 
goes. We also assert and la)' out another high way from 
the going over at the River westward to Piatt Smiths up- 



88 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

per gate four poles wide. Also another two pole road 
from the forementioned road by the west of Piatt Smiths 
garden and barn so as it now goeth to Job Smiths lot. So 
running through his land where we shall hereafter think 
most convenient and further to extend southward as it 
now goeth to Jonathan Smiths land at the meadows. Also 
another to Obediah Smiths medow, from that to Daniel 
Smiths medow so s to Owen Smiths medow. Also we as. 
sert another road from the saw mill to Obadiah Smiths 
house as it now goeth four rods wide, and so running from 
Obediah Smiths to young John Scidmores at Bread and 
Cheese hollow as the road now goeth. Also another from 
the aforesaid sawmill as it now goeth to the head of Sunk 
meadow hollow two rods [wide]. Also another road four 
poles wide as we laid it out from Sunk meadow to Moses 
Acerlys house, and so along the road as it now goeth to 
our west bounds. Also we assert a road four rods wide 
from the landing at Jones pint to Daniel Lawrences house, 
so running up the hollow as laved out by us till it [comes] 
to the Indian Head, and from that swamp to Whitman's 
hollow wheare it it was marked by Obadiah Smith. Also 
another road two poles wide from the head of Rattle Snake 
swamp, so running through the hollow lot so keeping ye 
hollow up to the plain, so going as it was marked by Jonas 
Piatt till it comes to Hunttington bounds. Also another 
road between Daniel Smiths field at the head of the har- 
bor two poles wide till it comes to the water. 

DANIEL SMITH, 
"RICHARD SMITH. 
It is to be understood that all the timber growing [on] 
the forementioned roads shall remain good to the owners 
of the land where such roads are laid through, except so 
much as is for clearing and repairing the said roads. 

DANIEL SMITH, 
Commissioners of the Highways. RICHARD SMITH. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 89 

April ye 3, 1744. Justis Daniel Smith alovved and gave 
consent that the road from William Phillipses along by 
Joseph Burs to lslip line should be alowed as a publick 
highway two rods wide where it now goes. 

DANIEL SMITH. 



That there be likewise a Landing Place at the Harbour 
called the Three Sister Harbour, at the head of said Har- 
bour, Southward of Adam Smiths and the Highway, and 
the highway leading thereunto to be in the great Hollow 
leading up to the Road. A true copy taken out 

of Suffolk County Records in Liber A Page 143, this 19th 
day of June anno Domini 1772. 

Wm. Nicoll Clerk. 

Also a way four poles wide on the east side of the Three 
Sister Harbour, running up in a brook called the Hither 
brook, the said brook being in the middle of the said way, 
and so up along the hollow to the west side of the land of 
Timothy Mills, and Mr. Adam Smith, and along by the 
said lands to the Road and a highway six poles wide be- 
tween the two roads on the line between the Town of 
Brookhaven and the said Smithtown. 

Suffolk County, s. ?. 

Taken out of the said County Book of Records Liber 
B, P. 83. A true copy examined per Wm. Nicoll Jr. Clerk. 

[See notes at end of this book. — W. S. P.] 

SMITHTOWN. Att a town meeting the first Tuesday in 
Aprill 1737, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Aaron Smith 
Constable, Jonathan Smith Supervisor Job Smith and 
Solomon Smith chosen Assessors, Timothy Mills Jr. chosen 
Collector. 



90 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown, first Tuesday in 
April, 1738, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Henry Smith 
Constable Obadiah Smith chosen Supervisor, and Piatt 
Smith and Ebenezer Smith chosen assessors, and Jonathan 
Mills chosen Collector. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in Aprill 1739, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Piatt Smith 
Supervisor, Aaron Smith chosen Constable, Jonathan 
Smith and Richard Smith chosen assessors, Lemuel Smith 
chosen Collector. It is agreed on at this Town meeting 
that the Collectors of this town shall come every town 
meeting day, and make up accounts with ye town, or else 
be chose again. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown, the first Tuesday 
in Aprill 1740, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Shuball Mar- 
chant chosen Constable, Piatt Smith chosen Supervisor, 
Solomon Smith and Edmond Smith chosen assessors* 
Zephaniah Piatt chosen Collector, Isaac Mills and Daniel 
Smith and Piatt Smith chose Overseers ol Highways. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in Aprill 1741 Ebenezer Smith chose Clerk, Shuball Mar- 
chant chosen Constable, Piatt Smith chose Supervisor, 
Justis Daniel Smith and Timothy Tredwell chose assessors, 
Shuball Marchant chose Collector, Daniel Smith and Isaac 
Mills and Zephaniah Piatt chose Overseers of the High- 
ways. It was voted at this town meeting that the Super- 
visor should have ten shillings. Piatt Smith chosen to 
deal out to the Poor. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown, the first Tuesday 
in April 1742, Ebenezer Smith was chosen Clerk, Shuball 
Marchant chosen Constable, Piatt Smith chosen Supervis- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 9 1 

or, Piatt Smith and Jonathan Mills chosen assessors, Sam- 
uel Mills chose Collector, Zephaniah Piatt chosen Over- 
seer of the Highways on the west side of the river, Justis 
Daniel Smith and Richard Blydenburgh overseers of the 
highways on the east side. 

At a Town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tues- 
day in April in ye year 1743 Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, 
Shuball Marchant chosen Constable, Piatt Smith and Job 
Smith chose assessors, George Norton chose Collector, 
Piatt Smith chosen Supervisor, Timothy Tredwell chose 
overseer of the highways, Justis Daniel Smith and William 
Phillip chose overseers of the Highways. 

Whereas Piatt Smith was chosen Supervisor in the year 
1743 and is deceased, Wee the Inhabitants of Smithtown 
have at a town meeting acordingly, we have chose Captain 
Richard Smith Supervisor in his room. 

Samuel Tillison's ear mark a slope on the under side of 
the left ear, and a half penny on the upper side of the 
right. 

David Smith his ear mark is a crop on the right ear 
and a half penny on the fore side of the same, and a latch 
on the under side of the left. 

[Abstracts.] — Ear marks of Jonas Newton, Islip. 
Nathaniel Ubeham (?) 18 18. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in Aprill in the year 1744, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, 
Shubal Marchant chosen Constable, Justis Daniel Smith 
chosen Supervisor, Isaac Mills and William Phillips chosen 
assessors, and Timothy Tredwell chose Collector, Capt. 
Richard Smith and Isaac Mills, Obadiah Smith and Will- 
iam Phillips chosen Overseers of the Highways, Justis 
Obadiah Smith and George Norton chosen Overseers of 







92 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the poor, and dealers out to them, as they shall think fit. 
Shuball Marchant, Jonathan Mills and William Phillips 
chosen Fence viewers, and judges of Damages in this town. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April in the year 1745, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk* 
Samuel Smith chosen Constable, Edmund Smith and 
Zephaniah Piatt chosen assessors, Daniel Smith Jr. chosen 
Collector, Justis Daniel Smith chosen Supervisor, William 
Phillips, Solomon Smith and Job Smith chosen Overseers 
of the Highways, and Isaac Mills. 

It was voted at this town meeting that no hogs should 
go in the Commons without rings, on penalty of being put 
in the pound, and the owners to pay one shilling per head. 

It was voted at this town meeting that Justis Daniel 
Smith should disburse money for moving of Yarrington, 
and the town should raise it the next year, not to exceed 
40 shillings. 

Jacob Mills his ear mark is two happennys under each 
ear, and cut in the dew-lop upward. 

February the 13 day 1758. Justis George Phillips his 
ear mark is a crop on the left ear and cut in the dew-lop 
downwards. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1746. Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel 
Smith chosen Constable, Solomon Smith chose assessor, 
and George Norton chose assessor, William Phillips chose 
Collector, Justis Daniel Smith chosen Supervisor, William 
Phillips chosen overseer of the highways, Solomon Smith 
chosen overseer of the highways, Shuball Marchant Sam- 
uel Smith and Isaac Saxton chosen fence viewers and' 
assessors of damage. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 93 

At this town meeting it was voted that no hogs should 
go in Commons, without rings on penalty of paying one 
shilling per head for every hog that shall be complained of. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first tuesdav 
in April 1747, Ebenezer Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel Smith 
chosen Constable, Justice Daniel Smith chosen Supervisor, 
Solomon Smith chose assessor, Ebenezer Smith chose as- 
sessor, William Phillips chose Collector, Edmund Smith 
chose overseer of the highways, Solomon Smith and Will- 
iam Phillips chosen overseers of the highways, Shuball 
Marchant and Samuel Smith at the Branch. Lemuel Smith 
Samuel Mills chosen fence viewers, Justice Obadiah Smith 
and Israel Saxton fence viewers and aprisers of damages. 

It was voted at this meeting that no hogs should go in 
the Commons without rings, on penalty of paying six 
pence per head. 

It was voted at this town meeting that we should stop 
horses and Cattle from going on the Long Beach, and 
Little Beach, bv stopping them by fence at my mill at Pig 
creek. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1748, Daniel Smith chosen Clerk Samuel Smith 
chosen Constable, Daniel Smith chosen Supervisor, Solo- 
mon Smith chosen assessor, Job Smith chosen assessor, 
William Phillips chosen Collector, Obadiah Smith chosen 
overseer of the highways, William Phillips chosen over- 
seer of the highways, Nicol Floyd chosen overseer of the 
highways, Shuball Marchant chosen fence viewer and 
priser [appraiser] of damages, George Phillips chosen 
fence viewer and prizer of damages, Timothy Mills chosen 
fence viewer. 

Voted that the next town meeting be at George Nor- 
ton's at three of the clock. 



94 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings, 
the penalty on which is one shilling a head. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1749, Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel Smith 
chosen Constable, Daniel Smith chosen Supervisor, Tim. 
othy Tredwell and Job Smith chosen assessors, Samuel 
Smith chosen Collector, Obadiah Smith Esq overseer of 
the highways on the east side, Timothy Mills overseer of 
the highways on the east side. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings, 
on the penalty of one shilling each. 

Shubal Marchant chosen fence viewer and prizer of 
damages. 

Constable Samuel Smith chosen fence viewer and prizer 
of damages. 

At a town meeting held at Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1750, Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel Smith 
chosen Constable, Solomon Smith chosen Supervisor, 
George Phillips and Job Smith chosen assessors, Consta- 
ble Samuel Smith chosen Collector, William Phillips, Tim- 
othv Mills, Obadiah Smith and Daniel Smith chosen over- 
seers of highways, Shuball Marchant and Samuel Smith 
fence viewers and prizers of damages. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
under the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting. 

Voted that noe fire be set in this Township, in the woods, 
and if any fire be seen in ye woods and thought to be in 
this Township the person who first discovers ye fire shall 
go to ye place at ye expense of ye towne and shall have a 
right to alarm ye whole Town in order to extinguish said 
fire, and whoever shall neglect or refuse to goe upon such 
warning shall forfeit six shillings to ye use of ye poor of 
this town. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 95 

[Abstract.] — Earmarks of Adam Darling Wm. Tillotsen 
and Wm. Velzor, 1827. 

The 9th day of May annoque Dom. 171 5. 

Laid out by the proprietors of Smithtown 600 acres of 
land in fifty acre lots, containing two divisions as followeth. 
Adam Smith in the East Division 50 No. one 

Daniel Smith " " " 50 No. two 

Samuel Smith " " " 50 No. three 

Richard Smith " " " 50 No. four 

Job Smith " " " 50 No. five 

Jonathan Smith " " " 50 No. six 

Job Smith in the West Division 50 No. seven 

Samuel Smith " " " 50 No. eight 

Richard Smith " " " 50 No. nine 

Daniel Smith " " " 50 No. ten 

Jonathan Smith " " " 50 No. eleven 

Adam Smith " " " 50 No. twelve 

[See notes at the end of this book.] 

April the first day 1740. Jonathan Mills appeared here 
and brought his receipts of the Town money, for the year 
1738, in which he was Collector. 

April ye 5 day 1757. Othniel Smith appeared on the 
town meeting day and brought the receipts of the towns 
money, one of sixty three pounds eighteen shillings one 
penny half penny, one of eighteen pounds ten shillings and 
eleven pence. In which year he was Collector. 

These may certifie all persons whom it may concern 
that Richard Smith Senr. and Jonathan Smith Junr. both 
of Smithtown, have Surveyed and Delivered to John Scid- 
more a certaine Tract of land Containing- two hundred 



g6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

acres, lying- on the west Bounds of Smithtown, according- 
to a deed of sale given by us bearing date the sixth day of 
may in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirteen. 
We say delivered by us this Twenty fourth day of march. 
In ye presence of RICHARD SMITH. 

witnesses JONATHAN SMITH Jr. 

William Dennis, 

Stephen Gates. 

Smithtown May the 10th annoque Domini 171 5. 
Received of John Skidmore of Hunttington the full and 
just sum of of two hundred and fifteen pounds Current 
money of the Colonie, which was due by Bond bearing 
Date the sixteenth day of may in the year one thousand 
seven hundred and thirteen, and is in full of all accompts 
Respecting the purchase of a certaine Tract of Land Scit- 
uate lying and being in and att a place commonly known 
by the name of Bread and Cheese Hollow. We say Re- 
ceived by us. 

RICHARD SMITH. 
JONATHAN SMITH Jr. 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
come, Greeting &c. Know ye that Wee Richard Smith, 
Job Smith, Adam Smith, Samuel Smith and Jonathan 
Smith, Proprietors all of Smithtown, in the County of Suf- 
folk, on the Island Nassau, and in the Colonie of New 
York in America Gentlemen. Pursuant to an agreement 
made and concluded ye third day of may in the year of 
our lord one thousand seven hundred and fifteen, between 
us the abovesaid proprietors of the one party, and Daniel 
Taylor, Resident in Smithtown aforesaid of the other par- 
ty, and more espetially for and in Consideration of the 
said Daniel Taylors labouring among us in the work of 
the ministry four years, which we do hereby acknowledge 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITflTOWN. 97 

him to have performed, and ourselves therewith fully sat- 
isfyed and contented, and thereof and of every part there- 
of Do exonerate acquit and discharge the said Daniel Tay- 
lor his heires executors and administrators, for ever by 
these presents, Have given, granted, Bargained, sold 
alienated, conveyed and Confirmed, and by these presents 
do freely fully and absolutely, Give, Grant, Bargain, sell, 
alien, enfeofe, convey and confirm, unto the said Daniel 
Taylor, his heirs and assigns for ever, One certain Tract 
or parcell of Land, scituate lying & being on the west 
side of Smithtown River, near the land of Daniel Lawrence, 
now in the possession of Francis Muncy. Butted and 
Bounded to the Northward with a Swamp Called ye Lit- 
tle Swamp, to the Eastward with the River. To the 
Southward with a swamp Commonly called and known bv 
the name of ye Great Swamp, and to the Westward to 
Run till it make up the Complement of fifty Acres more 
or less as it was surveyed and laid out by Justice Richard 
Smith, with Liberty of Commonage for wood, Timber, 
and Herbage &c. To have and to hold the said granted 
and Bargained premises with all the appurtenances privi- 
leges and Comodities, to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining, To him the said Daniel Taylor his heirs 
and assigns forever, to his and their only proper use, ben- 
efit and behoof for ever. And we the said proprietors for 
us, our heires executors & administrators, Do Covenant 
promise and Grant to and with the said Daniel Taylor his 
heirs and assigns that before the Ensealing hereof we are 
the true, sole and lawfull owners of the above bargained 
premises, and are lawfully seized and possessed of the 
same. in our own proper Right as a good perfect and ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance, and have in ourselves good 
Right, full power and lawfull authority to Grant, Bargain, 
Sell, Convey and Confirme, the said Bargained premises, 
in manner as abovesaid. And that the said Daniel Taylor, 



98 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

his Heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time, 
and at all times for ever hereafter by virtue of these pres- 
ents Lawfully peaceably and quietly, have, hold, use occu- 
py possess and enjoy the said Devised and Bargained 
premises with the appurtenances, free and clear, and freely 
and clearly acquitted exonerated and Discharged of and 
from, all and all manner of former Gifts, Grants, Bargains 
Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, Entails, Joyntures, Dow- 
ries, Judgments, Executions, Incumbrances, and troubles 
whatsoever. And we the said proprietors Do further 
Covenant and bind ourselves, our heirs executors and 
administrators firmly by these presents to warrant and 
Defend the said Daniel Taylor his heirs and Assigns, in 
quiet and peaceable possession of all and singular, the 
said granted premises, against any just and lawfull claim 
of any person or persons whatsoever. In witness whereof 
we the said proprietors have hereunto set our hands and 
seals in Smithtown this Thirteenth Day of -February, In 
the Third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, 
George by the Grace of God, of Great Britain King, De- 
fender of the faith &c. Annoque Domini 171^ 
Signed Sealed & Delivered RICHARD SMITH 

in presence of us JOB SMITH 

James Morris ADAM SMITH 

David Scudder SAMUEL SMITH 

JONATHAN SMITH 

[Note. — The original deed has been lately discovered and is 
now in possession of the editor. — W. S. P.] 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1 75 1. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel Smith 
Constable and Collector, Solomon Smith Supervisor, 
George Phillips Job Smith Assessors, Wm. Phillips Oba- 
diah Smith Jr Jonas Mills Overseers of the Highways, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 99 

Daniel Smith Esq. George Phillips Esq. Capt. Richard 
Smith Overseers of the poore, Shuball Marchant Samuel 
Smith Wm. Phillips Win. Davis Fence viewers and prizers 
of Damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without Rings 
on the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting. 

Voted that no sheep to be turned on the Commons on 
the penalty of one shilling if found in any man's inclosure, 
and if found on the Commons to forfeit three pence.* 

Voted that no cattle or horses be turned on the Beach 
or Beaches, or thatch beds, in this town, on the penalty of 
one shilling to be recovered before any Justice of the 
peace by the person bringing them in or taking them up. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1752. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Samuel 
Smith chosen Constable, Solomon Smith chosen Supervis- 
or, Edmund Smith Job Smith chosen assessors, Samuel 
Smith chosen Collector, Daniel Smith Esq. George Phil- 
lips Esq. Capt. Richard Smith Overseers of ye poor. 
Wm. Phillips Esq. Obadiah Smith Jr. Jonathan Sammis 
Daniel Smith Isaac Mills Sr. Overseers of the highways, 
Shuball Marchant Israel Saxton Fence viewers and prizers 
of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings, 
on the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1753. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Wm. 
Saxton chosen Constable, Solomon Smith chosen Super- 
visor Job Smith Obadiah Smith chosen assessors, Wm. 
Saxton chosen Collector, Capt. Richard Smith Solomon 
Smith Daniel Smith Sen. Overseers of the Poor, Wm. 
Phillips Obadiah Smith Jr. Isaac Mills Daniel Smith Over- 
seers of highways, Shuball Marchant Ebenetus Smith 
Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

L.ofC. 



IOO RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Voted that no Cattle nor horses be turned on the Long- 
Beach, to graze there, on the penalty of one shilling for 
each beast found there, to be recovered. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtovvn on the first tues- 
day in April 1754. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Israel 
Saxton Chosen Constable, Solomon Smith chosen Super- 
visor, Edmund Smith Obadiah Smith Jr. assessors, Israel 
Saxton Collector, Wm. Phillips George Norton Richard 
Smith Esq. Jacob Mills, overseers of the highways, Daniel 
Smith Sr. George Phillips Wm. Phillips, Isaac Mills Over- 
seers of Poor, Wm. Arthur, Jonas Mills Wm. Saxton Shu- 
ball Marchant Zephaniah Piatt Obadiah Smith Esq. Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
on the penalty of one shilling if found doing damage, and 
if two years old. 

Voted that there shall be a fence against Cons house 
into the water for the preservation of the Long Beach, and 
also another fence at the head of Pig creek, and if after so 
fenced any persons shall turn on to the said Beach any 
horses or cattle they shall pay the penalty of one shilling 
for each horse or beast, the penalty to be paid to James 
Con, who we make choice of to take Care of the same, and 
Impower to sue for and recover. 

Voted at the Town meeting that People shall go in gen- 
erall in the woods to look up Cattle, on the last Monday 
in October and all Cattell that is found to be brought to 
Epenetus Smiths, all such persons that will not go out to 
look Cattle on that day shall pay nine pence per head for 
all their cattle brought to the afore said place. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day of April 1755. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Wm. Sax- 
ton chosen Collector, Solomon Smith Supervisor, Edmund 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. IOI 

Smith Solomon Smith assessors, Wm. Saxton Collector, 
Jacob Mills Jonas Piatt, Daniel Smith Esq Wm. Phillips 
Obadiah Smith Esq. Overseers of the Highways, Obadiah 
Smith Esq. Daniel Smith Esq. George Phillips Esq. Jonas 
Mills, Overseers of the Poor, Jonas Mills, Samuel Smith, 
Wm. Arthur Wm. Saxton Fence viewers and prizers of 
damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings, 
if one month old on the penalty of one shilling each hog 
so wanting, as also to pay full damage in all respects. 

Voted that no person in the night time shall shoot any 
wild geese or ducks at the old mill or in any of the two 
harbors of this town on the Penalty of ten shillings to be 
recovered the one half to be to the Informer the other to 
the Poor of the town, to be recovered by any person which 
shall sue for the same. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1756. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Othniel 
Smith chosen Constable and Collector [gave 20 pounds] 
Solomon Smith chosen Supervisor, Capt. Job Smith Oba- 
diah Smith Jr. chosen assessors Charles Floyd Jonas Piatt 
Othniel Smith, Wm Phillips Jonathan Mills Overseers of 
the highways, Solomon Smith Isaac Mills Richard Smith 
Overseers of Poor, Jacob Mills Daniel Smith Jr. Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
on the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1757. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Othniel 
Smith chosen Constable and Collector, Solomon Smith 
chosen Supervisor, Capt. Job Smith Obadiah Smith Jr. 
chosen assessors, Charles Floyd, Jonas Piatt, Othniel Smith 
Wm. Phillips Jonathan Mills Overseers of the highways, 



102 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Solomon Smith, Isaac Mills Richard Smith Overseers of 
the Poor, Jacob Mills Daniel Smith Jr. fence viewers and 
prizers of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
on the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1757. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Othniel 
Smith chosen Constable and Collector, Solomon Smith 
chosen Supervisor, Capt. Job Smith Obadiah Smith Jr. 
chosen assessors, William Phillips Isaac Mills Charles 
Floyd Jonas Piatt overseers of the highways, Solomon 
Smith George Phillips Isaac Mills Sr. Richard Smith Over- 
seers of Poor, Daniel Smith Jr. Charles Floyd Jonas Mills 
Wm. Saxton Epenetus Smith viewers of fences and prizers 
of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
on the penalty of one shilling each hog so wanting, if com- 
plaint be made. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1758. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk, Oth- 
niel Smith Constable and Collector, Solomon Smith Su- 
pervisor, Capt. Job Smith Obadiah Smith Jr. assessors, 
Wm. Phillips Charles Floyd Isaac Mills Sr. Jonas Piatt 
Overseers of the highways, Richard Smith Solomon Smith 
George Phillips Esq. Isaac Mills Sen. Overseers of the 
Poor, Charles Floyd Daniel Smith Jr. Jonas Mills Wm- 
Saxton Epenetus Smith Fence viewers and prizers of 
damage. 

Voted that no hogs be on the Commons without rings. 
If any be found so wanting doing damage to any the pen- 
alty is one shilling. 

Voted that no geese or ducks be shot in the harbor at 
Nissequog in the night under the penalty of ten shillings. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 103 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first tues- 
day in April 1759, then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk, Oth- 
niel Smith Constable and Collector, Daniel Smith Super- 
visor, Obadiah Smith Jonathan Mills assessors, Richard 
Smith Wm. Phillips Samuel Phillips Jonas Piatt Jacob 
Mills Overseers of the highways, Richard Smith Solomon 
Smith George Phillips Isaac Mills Overseers of Poor, 
Charles Floyd Daniel Smith Jr. Jonas Mills, Wm Saxton 
Epenetus Smith Fencee viewers and prizers of damage. 
George Phillips Epenetus Smith to take Inventories. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on the Commons. 

At a Town meeting in Smithtown the first Tuesday in 
April 1760 Daniel Smith was chosen Clerk. Then chosen 
Daniel Smith Supervisor, Othniel Smith Constable, then 
chosen Jeffry Smith Collector and gave 1 Pound 15 shill- 
ings for it. Job Smith Othniel Smith assessors, Job Smith 
Wm. Phillips -Jacob Mills-Philetus SmithvSamuel Phillips- 
Overseers of the highways, Obadiah Smith Epenetus Smith 
Jonas Mills Overseers of Poor, Charles Floyd Daniel Smith 
Sr. Jonas Mills Wm. Saxton Epenetus Smith, Fence view- 
ers and prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons. 

George Phillips Epenetus Smith to take inventories. 

It is voted that after there is a sufficient fence made and 
kept to secure the Beach any creature or horses or cattle 
breaking in or being found there, the owner shall pay a 
shilling a head. 

April the first day 1760. at a town meeting in Smith- 
town it was voted that the small pox should not be brought 
into the town by innoculation under the forfeiture of ten 
pounds to the Enoculated and the same sum to the Enoc- 
ulator, until April the first which will be in the year 1761. 



104 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



Daniel Smith Jr. 
Obediah Smith Jr 
George Phillips 



To give a deed to Capt. Richard 
Smith and take one of Capt. Job 



Job Smith y Smith for behalf of the Town for 

Edmund Smith the Parsonages. 

Obadiah Smith Sen. 
Jonathan Mills 

The above written was agreed 
upon at a town meeting in Smithtown. 

[See notes at end of this book.] 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1761. Daniel Smith Clerk, Othniel Smith Con- 
stable and Collector, Daniel Smith Supervisor, Job Smith 
Obadiah Smith Jr. assessors, Wm. Phillips Obadiah Smith 
Lemuel Smith Job Smith Overseers of highways, Obadiah 
Smith Jr. Epenetus Smith Jonas Mills Overseers of Poor, 
Richard Smith Jr. Benjamin Blydenburgh Wm. Arthur 
Isaac Mills Jr. Philetus Smith Jeffry Smith fence viewers 
and prizers of damage. 

George Phillips Esq ) take inventories . 

Epenetus Smith ) 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons and no cattle 
to run on the Beaches. 

Voted that Edmund Smith and Lemuel Smith shall erect 
gates to keep creatures off Stony Brook neck. 

At a town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1762. Daniel Smith chosen Clerk, Othniel 
Smith chosen Constable and Collector, Daniel Smith 
chosen Supervisor, Charles Floyd Samuel Phillips assess- 
ors, Capt. Richard Smith Wm. Phillips, Isaac Mills Sr. 
Philetus Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of the highways, 
Obadiah Smith Epenetus Smith Jonas Mills Overseers of 
Poor, Richard Smith Jr. Benjamin Blydenburgh Wm« 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 105 

Arthur, Isaac Mills Jr. Philetus Smith, Jeffry Smith, fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

George Phillips Esq. j take inventories . 

Epenetus Smith j 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons, nor any cat- 
tle on Long Beach, Short Beach or on Sunken meadow 
beach. 

Voted that Caleb Smith and Wm. Phillips shall have the 
oversight of the Parsonage and be the persons that Mr. 
Lewis is to apply to in case he is wanting of the fire wood 
that is subscribed, and in case the fences are out of repair, 
and to lay out or divide the Parsonage, and to judge of 
how much Mr. Lewis shall have of the Parsonage and 
divide it unto him, in such manner as they think reasona- 
ble. 

Voted that Floyd Smith shall have the oversight of 
getting the parsonage thatch. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1763. Chosen Daniel Smith Clerk, Othniel 
Smith Constable and Collector, Daniel Smith Supervisor, 
Charles Floyd Solomon Smith assessors, Edmund Smith 
Stephen Smith Obadiah Smith Jr. Job Smith Daniel Smith 
Wm. Phillips Samuel Phillips Nathaniel Piatt Overseers 
of Highways, Obadiah Smith Epenetus Smith Jonas Mills, 
Overseers of the Poor, Wm. Blydenburgh Richard Smith 
Jacob Mills Fence viewers and prizers of damages. George 
Phillips Esq Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intes- 
tate estates. 

Voted that the above assessors Solomon Smith and 
Charles Floyd, shall and are hereby invested with a right 
to chuse any freeholder of the town to assist them in tak- 
ing the estimate of the Town in case they shall think fit. 

[Abstract.] — Same votes in relation to hogs on the Com- 
mons, and animals running at larsfe on the beaches. 



I06 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1764, then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk, Oth- 
niel Smith Constable and Collector, Daniel Smith Super- 
visor, Charles Floyd Obadiah Smith assessors, Wm Phil 
lips Esq. Jonathan Mills, Thomas Smith Philetus Smith, 
Caleb Smith Micah Smith, Overseers of the highways. 

Obadiah Smith Esq. Jonas Mills Epenetus Smith Over 
seers of Poor. 

Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills Richard Smith, fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. George Phillips and Ep- 
enetus Smith to take Inventories of intestate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons and 
cattle on the beaches. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtownxm the first Tues- 
day in April 1765. Daniel Smith Clerk, Othniel Smith 
Constable and Collector, Daniel Smith Supervisor, Charles 
Flovd Obadiah Smith Assessors, Wm. Phillips Jonathan 
Mills Thomas Smith Philetus Smith, Caleb Smith Capt. 
Job Smith, Samuel Tillison Overseers of the Highways, 
Obadiah Smith Jonas Mills Epenetus Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills, Richard Smith 
Aaron Smith Fence viewers and prizers of damage, George 
Phillips Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intestate 
estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons and 
cattle on beaches. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1766. Daniel Smith Clerk and Supervisor, 
Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Capt. Job Smith 
and Ensign Obadiah Smith Assessors, Daniel Smith Ed- 
mund Smith Samuel Tillison Jonathan Mills Wm. Phillips 
Esq. Philetus Smith Overseers of Highways, Samuel Phil- 
lips Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills, Overseers of Poor, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SM1TIITOWN. IOJ 

Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills Richard Smith Aaron 
Smith, Fence viewers and prizers of Damage. George 
Phillips Esq. Epenetus Smith to take inventories of Intes- 
tate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1767. Then chosen, Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Charles 
Floyd Philetus Smith Assessors, Job Smith Lemuel Smith 
Stephen Smith Caleb Smith Benjamin Blydenburgh Jeffry 
Smith Israel Mills Overseers of Highways, Samuel Phil- 
lips Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills Overseers of Poor, 
Wm. Blydenburgh Jacob Mills Micah Smith Aaron Smith 
Fence viewers and prizers of Damage. George Phillips 
Esq. Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intestate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons and 
cattle on beaches. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1768. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Caleb 
Smith Charles Floyd Assessors, Capt. Job Smith Lemuel 
Smith Micah Smith Samuel Tillison Isaac Mills Benjamin 
Blydenburgh Jeffry Smith Overseers of Highways, Sam- 
uel Phillips Jacob Mills Daniel Smith, Overseers of Poor, 
Micah Smith Aaron Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur view, 
ers of fence and prizers of damage, Samuel Phillips Epe- 
netus Smith to take inventories of intestate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same orders against hogs and cattle on 
Commons and beaches. 

At a Town meeting on the first Tuesday in April 1768, 
in Smithtown It was voted and agreed unanimously, that 
no Squaw Mustee or Mulatto female shall after the first 



108 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

day of May next have any house or cellar, or wigwam, 
standing in the bounds of said Smithtown. And if any 
such remaine at ye time afforesaid ye Constable is hereby 
appointed to take such assistance as he shall think proper, 
and pull down and demolish all such buildings as afore- 
said, and if any such be erected after ye said first of May 
in any part of this township, ye owners of ye land that 
shall suffer such building to be erected on his or her land 
shall forfeit ye sum of five pounds to ye poor of ye Parish 
aforesaid, to be Recovered as a debt to parish, before any 
Justice of peace for ye County. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April Annoq. Dom. 1769. Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Capt. 
Job Smith, Ensign Obadiah Smith assessors, Isaac Smith 
Edmund Smith John Phillips, Jonathan Mills, Philetus 
Smith Thomas Tredvvell Samuel Phillips Overseers of 
Highways, Daniel Smith Jacob Mills Samuel Phillips 
Overseers of Poor, Aaron Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills 
Wm. Arthur viewers of fence and prizers of damage. 
Epenetus Smith Samuel Phillips To take inventories of 
intestate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Order against hogs running on Commons 
unringed and cattle running on beaches. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1770. Daniel Smith Clerk and Supervisor, 
Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Jonathan Mills 
Thomas Tredwell sssessors, Isaac Smith Edmund Smith 
John Phillips, Philetus Smith Isaac Mills, Samuel Phillips 
Reuben Arthur Overseers of the Highways, Daniel Smith 
Jacob Mills Samuel Phillips Overseers of Poor, Aaron 
Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur viewers of 
fences and prizers of damage, Epenetus Smith Samuel 
Phillips to take inventories of intested estates. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 109 

[Abstract.] — Same orders against hogs on Commons. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown this first Tues- 
day in April 1 77 1. Chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and Su- 
pervisor, Othniel Smith Constable and Collector, Thomas 
Tredwell Joshua Smith assessors, Isaac Smith Edmund 
Smith John Phillips Philetus Smith Isaac Mills Samuel 
Phillips Reuben Arthur, Overseers of the Highways, Ep- 
enetus Smith Caleb Smith Jeffrv Smith Overseers of Poor, 
Aaron Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur Fence 
viewers and prizers of Damage. Samuel Phillips Epene- 
tus Smith To take inventories of intestate estates. 

[Abstract.] — Same orders against hogs on Commons and 
cattle on beaches. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1772. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Aaron Smith Constable and Collector, Capt. 
Job Smith Othniel Smith assessors, Caleb Smith Epenetus 
Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of Poor, Zophar Scidmore 
Obadiah Smith Samuel Phillips, Jonathan Mills Stephen 
Smith Lemuel Smith Benjamin Blydenburgh Capt. Job 
Smith Overseers of the Highways, Samuel Phillips Epene- 
tus Smith To take inventories of intestate estates, Aaron 
Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur Fence view- 
ers and prizers of damage. 

At a Town meeting in Smithtown on the first Tuesday 
in April 1773. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and Su- 
pervisor, John L'Hommedieu Constable and Collector, 
Richard Smith Philetus Smith Assessors, Caleb Smith Ep- 
enetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of Poor, Charles 
Floyd Jonas Piatt Wm. Arthur Jacob Mills Overseers of 
the highways, Samuel Phillips Epenetus Smith To take 
inventories of intestate estates, Aaron Smith Micah Smith 
Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur Fence viewers and prizers of 
damage. 



IIO RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to go on Commons unringed. 

At the above meeting it was voted that Jeffry Smith 
Samuel Phillips and Caleb Smith should succeed the Per- 
sons deceased mentioned in a deed of Trust of the parson- 
age. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April A. D. 1774. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk 
and Supervisor, Aaron Smith Constable and Collector, 
Richard Smith Philetus Smith assessors, Benjamin Bli- 
denburgh Jonas Piatt Richard Smith Stephen Smith Sam- 
uel Phillips Overseers of the Highways, Samuel Phillips 
Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intestate estates, 
Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Aaron Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur 
Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons. 

Voted that all the priviledge of getting, and the improv- 
ing and farming of the soft clams in Smithtown shall be 
and hereby is vested in the hands of Lemuel Smith, and 
he is to sell Clams to strangers for three Coppers per 
bushel, and to make return to the overseers of the poor. 

Voted that Samuel Smith and Edmund Smith shall have 
the liberty of erecting swing gates to keep Creatures out 
of Stony brook neck. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April A. D. 1775. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk 
and Supervisor, Aaron Smith Constable and Collector, 
Richard Smith Philetus Smith assessors, Isaac Smith Shad- 
rack Terry Jacob Mills, Samuel Phillips, Micah Smith 
Thomas Tredwell overseers of highways, Samuel Phillips 
Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intestate estates, 
Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Aaron Smith Micah Smith Jonas Mills Wm. Arthur 
Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. Ill 

Voted, That no hogs go on the Commons without rings 
in their noses, on the penalty of one shilling for every hog 
so wanted, to be recovered before any Justisof the Peace. 

Voted that the long Beach be fenced. Any person that 
leaves the fence down after fencing shall forfeit ten shill- 
ings, and a shilling for every Beast found thereon. 

Voted, that the Soft Clams in Stony brook harbour be 
sold by Jesse Smith for four pence a bushell and that 
Jesse Smith retain in his hand one penny for his trouble, 
on a bushel. 

Voted, That if any person shall take William Ward Jr. 
that is a prisoner escaped, and safely convey him to the 
County Goal, shall have as a reward three pounds. 

Voted, That every Ram that shall be catched upon the 
Commons, or in another man's inclosure on the west side 
of the River, between the first day of August and the tenth 
day of November, may be taken up, and the owner shall 
pay the person so taking him up eight shillings, on due 
notice, according to an Act of Assembly, for confining 
Rams in the Counties of Ulster, Orange and Duchess, or 
forfeit the Ram according to said Act. 

Voted that no Boars shall run out between the first day 
of May and the first day of January, and if any person 
shall find a boar on the Commons or in his own enclosure 
between the first of May and the first of January aforesaid 
it shall be lawful for him to cut the same at the Risque of 
the owner. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1776. Then Chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and Su- 
pervisor, Aaron Smith Constable and Collector, Jonathan 
Mills, ensign Obadiah Smith assessors, Aaron Smith 
Capt. Job Smith Nathaniel Piatt Abner Smith Jesse Smith 
Isaac Mills Samuel Phillips Overseers of the highways, 
Samuel Phillips Epenetus Smith To take inventories of 



112 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

intestate estates, Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith 
Overseers of the Poor, Jacob Smith Edmund Smith Peter 
Smith Shadrick Terry Fence viewers and damage prizers. 
[Abstract.] — No hogs to go on Commons unringed. 
Voted That the Long Beach be fenced up on the 18 day 
of April inst. with a good and sufficient fence, And Ten 
shillings fine for every person who leaves it down, and a 
shilling a head for every beast found on the beach, ths 
shilling to go to the person who brings them off and 
pounds them in Richard Smith's yard, to be recovered as 
before. 

Voted that the Soft clams in Stony Brook harbor be 
farmed and sold to Lemuel Smith for four pence per bush- 
el, he to retain one penny in his hands for his trouble on a 
bushel. 

Voted, That Bayonets and Cartouch boxes be provided 
for the Militia by the Town, the expense thereof to be 
levyed on the Town by the assessors, the property of the 
bayonets and Cartouch boxes to be vested in the Town 
Committee To be delivered by the Committee to each in- 
dividual of the militia on tender of a receipt, and to be re- 
delivered by each individual on his receipt being redeliv- 
ered, on forfeiture of double the value when called for by 
the Committee. And also all those who have Bayonets 
and Cartouch boxes, shall bring them in to the Committee 
to be prized and take a receipt for the same from the Com- 
mittee or not be entitled to the advantage of this act. 

Voted, That an estimate be taken of every estate in the 
Town both real and personal by the assessors who are 
hereby authorised to administer an oath to each individu- 
al if they are not satisfied with the account given by the 
-owner, and the assessors to be allowed four shillings a day 
for their trouble. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 113 

in April 1777, voted Daniel Smith Clerk and Supervisor, 
Aaron Smith Constable and Collector, Jonathan Mills, 
Obadiah Smith Esq. assessors, Aaron Smith Job Smith 
Jeremiah Piatt Abner Smith Jesse Smith Isaac Mills Sam- 
uel Phillips, Overseers of the Highways, Samuel Phillips 
Epenetus Smith To take inventories of Intestate estates, 
Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Jacob Smith Peter Smith Edmund Smith Shadrack 
Terry fence viewers and prizers of damage. 
[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on highways. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1778. Then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Obadiah Smith, Jonathan Mills assessors, Zo- 
phar Scidmore Constable and Collector, Jacob Smith Capt. 
Job Smith Samuel Phillips Floyd Smith Shadrick Terry 
Isaac Mills, Overseers of the Highways, Epenetus Smith 
Samuel Phillips To take inventories of intestate estates, 
Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Jacob Smith Peter Smith Jonas Mills Jr. Shadrick 
Terry Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons without being 
effectually ringed under the penalty of one shilling for 
every hog so wanting, to be recovered before anv Justice 
of the Peace. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1779. Chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and Su- 
pervisor, Zophar Scidmore Constable and Collector, Oba- 
diah Smith ensign Epenetus Smith assessors, Aaron Smith 
Capt. Job Smith Samuel Phillips Floyd Smith Shadrick 
Terry Isaac Mills Overseers of the highways, Epenetus 
Smith Samuel Phillips To take inventories of intestate es- 
tates, Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers 
of Poor, Nathaniel Smith Peter Smith Jonas Mills Jr. 



114 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Shadrick Terry Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 
[Abstract.] — Same order against hogs on Commons. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1780. It was voted that all the Town officers 
should be and remain as in the last year. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1781, then chosen Daniel Smith Clerk and 
Supervisor, Zophar Scidmore Constable and Collector, 
Obadiah Smith Ensign Epenetus Smith assessors, Nathan- 
iel Smith, Philetus Phillips Richard Smith Zophar Scid- 
more John Stratton James Jayn Overseers of the High- 
ways, Samuel Phillips Epenetus Smith to take inventories 
of intestate estates, Caleb Smith Epenetus Smith Jeffry 
Smith Overseers of Poor, Wm. Arthur Jonas Mills Jr. 
Philetus Smith Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April Annoq. Dom. 1782. Then chosen Daniel 
Smith Clerk and Supervisor, Jacob Smith Constable and 
Collector, The Collector to have a shilling on the ponnd 
for collecting. Phyletus Smith Richard Smith assessors, 
Nathaniel Smith Jeremiah Piatt Caleb Smith, Jeremiah 
Wheeler, Timothy Mills Jonas Mills Jr. Joshua Smith, 
Overseers of the highways, Samuel Phillips Epenetus 
Smfth to take inventories of intestate estates, Wm. Arthur 
Caleb Smith Jeffry Smith Overseers of Poor, Wm. Arthur 
Jonas Mills Jr. George Smith Lieut. Obadiah [Smith] to 
settle the towns accounts as assistants to the overseers of 
Townsmen. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 115 

day in April anno Dom. 1783. Then chosen Daniel Smith 
Clerk and Supervisor, Jacob Smith Constable and Collect- 
or, the Collectors fees to be regulated by the assessors. 
Phvletus Smith Richard Smith, assessors, Nathaniel Smith 
Sr. Jeremiah Piatt Caleb Smith, Jeremiah Wheeler, Timo- 
thy Mills, Jonas Mills Jr. Joshua Smith Overseers of the 
Highways, Samuel Phillips Epenetus Smith to take inven- 
tories of intestate estates, Win. Arthur Caleb Smith Jeffry 
Smith Overseers of Poor, Wm. Arthur, Jonas Mills Jr. 
Philetus Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Fence viewers and priz- 
ers of damage. 

Voted, That no Hogs go on the Commons without being 
sufficiently ringed on the penalty of two shillings for ev- 
ery hog so wanting, to be recovered by the Complainer 
sustaining the damage, and this act not to be considered 
as a bar and hindrance of the Damidge estimated by the 
proper apprizors. 

Voted, that Richard Smith may and shall fence and stop 
the road that goes by Shubal Marchants to the Head of 
the Harbour, as it is judged unnecessary, He the said 
Richard Smith paying for said road as it shall be judged 
by two men chosen by him and the Town, and the moneys 
arising from the sale of said road to be paid into the hands 
of the Overseers of the Poor for the Towns use. 

At a full meeting of the Town for this year, Barnabas 
Reave was chosen Constable and Collector in the stead 
and room of Jacob Smith deceased. 

Smithtown, December 22, 1783. In pursuance of or- 
ders from and by the Commander of the State of New 
York for to call a Town meeting for the Chusing of Town 
Officers, we the Freeholders convened for said purpose on 
said day, doe chuse as followeth. 

Voted that the Town Officers shall be and remain as in 



Il6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the present except John Stratton annexed to the other two 
assessors. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown the first Tuesday 
in April 1784. Daniel Smith Clerk and Supervisor, Jacob 
Smith Constable and Collector, Philetus Smith Richard 
Smith Joshua Smith Nathaniel Smith Epenetus Smith 
Jonathan Mills Daniel Smith, assessors, Samuel Phillips 
Epenetus Smith to take inventories of intestate estates, 
Wm. Arthur Nathaniel Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of 
Poor, Samuel Smith Jeremiah Piatt Stephen Cileey (Seely) 
Caleb Smith Micah Smith Albert Albertson, Jonas Mills 
Overseers of the Highways, Wm. Arthur Wm. Mills Sam- 
uel Smith Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons. 

Voted that Jesse Smith shall have the whole disposition 
of the Clams in Stony Brook harbour not to hinder the 
neighbors, and to deliver to the Overseers of the Poor 
four pence per bushel at the Town meeting ensuing for 
all the clams he sells. 

At a Town meeting in Smithtown on the first Tuesday 
in April 1785. Then chosen, Daniel Smith Clerk, Epine- 
tus Smith Supervisor, Josiah Glover Constable, Aaron 
Smith Collector, Samuel Phillips Esq. Wm. Arthur Rich- 
ard Smith assessors, Samuel Phillips Epinetus Smith To 
take inventorys of intestate estates, Philetus Smith Esq. 
Nathaniel Smith Caleb Smith Esq. Overseers of Poor, 
Jeremiah Piatt Samuel Smith Elisha Smith John Floyd 
Mathew Smith Jonas Mills Powel Smith Overseers of the 
Highways, Wm. Arthur Wm. Mills Samuel Smith Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that no hogs go on the Commons as last year. 

Voted the Clams shall be and remain in the hands of 
Jesse Smith as the last year. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. II J 

[Abstract.] — No hogs cattle or horses, to go on thatch 
beds or meadows under penalty of 5 shillings. 

At a Town meeting in Smithtown on the first Tuesday 
in April 1786. Then chosen the following officers. Dan- 
iel Smith Clerk, Epenetus Smith Supervisor, John L'Hom- 
medieu Constable and Collector, Samuel Phillips Richard 
Smith Wm. Arthur assessors, Samuel Phillips Epenetus 
Smith To take inventories of intestate estates, Philetus 
Smith Nathaniel Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of Poor, 
Jeremiah Piatt Samuel Smith Elisha Smith John Floyd 
Mathew Smith Jonas Mills Powel Smith Overseers of the 
Highways, Wm. Arthur Wm. Mills Samuel Smith Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — Voted no Hogs to run on Commons. 

Voted, That Jesse Smith and Jedediah Mills shall have 
the disposition of the Clams in Stony Brook harbour, and 
account to the Overseers at the rate of four pence per 
bushel on the next Town meeting day. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April 1786, Then by vote was determined that the 
Supervisor shall have twelve shillings a time for super- 
vising. 

At a Town meeting in Smithtown on the first Tuesday 
in April 1787, then was chosen the following officers. 
Philetus Smith Esq. Supervisor, Daniel Smith Clerk, John 
L. Homedieu Constable & Collector, Aaron Smith Wm. 
Arthur Richard Smith assessors, Samuel Phillips Epene- 
tus Smith To take inventories of intestate estates, Caleb 
Smith Philetus Smith Jonas Mills Overseers of Poor, Sam- 
uel Smith Jeremiah Piatt Mills Phillips, Joseph Piatt 
Elish Smith Thomas Terry, Daniel Smith Joseph Smith 
Jonas Mills Overseers of Highways, Wm. Arthur Wm. 



Il8 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Mills Samuel Smith Fence viewers and damage prizers. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on highways. 

Voted that Jesse Smith and Jedediah Mills shall have 
the disposition of the Clams in Stony Brook Harbour and 
account to the overseers at the rate of four Pence per 
bushel until the next year. 

[Abstract.] — Voted that the Supervisor shall have twelve 
shillings a time for supervising. 

At a Town meeting held in Smi'Jitown on the first Tues- 
day of April 1788 The following officers were chosen. 
Daniel Smith Clerk, Philetus Smith Esq. Supervisor, John 
L'Hommedieu Constable, Jesse Smith Collector, Wm. Ar- 
thur Aaron Smith Richard Smith Assessors, Caleb Smith 
Esq. Philetus Smith Esq. Samuel Phillips Esq. Overseers 
of the Poor, Caleb Smith Esq. Jonas Mills Esq. Wm. Ar- 
thur Commissioners of Highways, Aaron Smith Mills 
Phillips Jeremiah Piatt Joseph Piatt Epenetus Smith Jr. 
Thomas Terry, Daniel Smith Joseph Smith Jonas Mills 
Overseers of the Highways, Wm. Arthur Samuel Smith 
Wm. Mills Fence viewers and damage prizers. Philetus 
Smith Wm. Arthur For the recovery of Penalties and 
forfeitures. 

Voted that Jesse Smith and Jeddediah Mills have the 
disposition of the clams as the last year. 

On the same day the following by laws were passed. 
That whereas many people are much injured by the neg- 
ligence of their neighbors and the unruliness of their 
creatures in breaking into their fields, for remedy whereof 
the following by laws is enacted by the freeholders of 
Smithtown in Town meeting assembled, this first day of 
April 1788. That all Cattle, sheep hogs and horses found 
trespant shall be liable to be distrained therefor by the 
person or persons grieved thereby, who may impound 
them either in his (or by his neighbors consent) in his 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. I 19 

neighbors pound, yard or inclosure, and that all creatures 
thus impounded shall be deemed and held to be in the 
custod}' of the law, and if any person or persons shall be 
guilty of any Pound breach, or rescues of Creatures dis- 
trained for damage feisant, the person gjieved thereby 
shall in a special action upon the case commenced before 
any Justice of the Peace, receive trebble damage against 
the offender or offenders, or against the owner of the 
creatures if they be afterwards found to have come to his 
use or possession. And if found in the Common or high- 
way shall be liable to be again distrained by the person 
grieved, if he cannot prove a Pound breach or Rescue. 
That no Person grieved shall drive any creatures out of 
the town to impound them, and if the person grieved shall 
impound any creatures in a pound overt, the owner may 
give his creatures meat and drink without trespass to any 
one, and the creatures shall be sustained at the peril of the 
owner. But if he shall impound them in a pound Covert* 
then the creatures shall be sustained with meat and drink 
at the peril of the distrainer, and upon the award of dam- 
age he shall have satisfaction therefor. 

Every person distraining shall within twelve hours give 
notice to the owners of the creatures, or some one of the 
family of discretion, where and for what they are impound- 
ed, or lose the damage sustained. 

Every person or persons whose creatures are distrained 

may upon the of the distrainer replevin them by 

giving to the person distraining them an obligation in 
writing that he will pay all damage as shall be ascertained 
by the viewers of fences and prizers of damages, chosen 
by the town for that purpose, which damages unless vol- 

[*The difference in meaning between a pound "overt" and 
a pound "covert," seems to be that the latter was a closed 
building, the former an open enclosure. — W. S. P.] 



120 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

untarily paid the person grieved shall have a right to re- 
cover in an action on the case, commenced before any 
Justice of the Peace: and if the owner of the creatures 
shall wilfully or rigerously refuse to sustain his creatures 
or to replevin them, in such case the person grieved shall 
sustain them and immediately after his damage shall be 
ascertained shall notify the Constable of the Town or his 
deputy who shall forthwith advertise in two public places, 
sufficiency of them to be sold after twenty four hours, after 
which sale the Constable shall render to the person grieved 
his damages and the reasonable expense of sustaining the 
creatures, and after taking his legal fees for his trouble 
shalt render to the owner of the creatures the overplus if 
any shall be. 

Whereas the meadows and thatch beds in Nissequog riv- 
er and Stony Brook Harbour, lye in a state of nature which 
cannot be altered by reason of the ebbing and flowing of 
the tide, for which reason the owners of said Thatch beds 
and meadows are much damaged by Peoples suffering 
their hogs, Cattle and horses, to run at large over the 
thatch beds, and the lands adjoining the river are open to 
their ravages which is out of the power of the owner to 
prevent without great expense and inconvenience, To 
remedy which it is enacted by the majority of the free- 
holders of Smithtown in Town meeting assembled, this 
first day of April 1788. 

That every person whatever whose hogs cattle or horses 
shall be found running at large over the Thatch beds, shall 
for every offence forfeit the sum of five shillings per head, 
to be sued for and recover by either of the persons who 
shall be chosen by the freeholders of the Town to sue for 
penalties and forfeitures, upon sufficient proof being made, 
which penalty when recovered shall be delivered to the 
overseers of the Poor to be by them applied to the sup- 
port of the Poor. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SM1THTOWN. 121 

And if any person having lands adjoining the river shall 
sustain any damage by hogs, cattle or horses, thus running 
at large over the Thatch beds, the person grieved shall 
upon getting the damage prized, recover the same with 
cost of suit before any Justice of Peace, to all intents and 
purposes as if the lands were inclosed with a lawful fence. 
Provided nevertheless that every person having thatch 
beds and meadows adjoining his own land shall not be 
hereby barred from letting his hogs cattle or horses, run 
thereon, provided they do not injure his neighbours. 

And if any hogs, cattle sheep or horses shall be found, 
damage feisant, the owner of which is not to be found, the 
person grieved may make distress thereon and after im- 
pounding shall immediately advertise them in two of the 
most public places twenty days, sustaining the creatures 
with meat and drink at his own peril, when if no owner 
shall appear the person grieved may apply to the Consta- 
ble of the town or his deputy who shall advertise them 
twenty days for sale, and no owner appearing to render 
satisfaction for the damage or to replevin them shall sell 
a sufficiency of them to satisfy the damage prized, to the 
person grieved, and the contingent charges of apprizel 
and sale, rendering the overplus if any to the Clerk of the 
town who shall keep the same one year and one day in his 
hands for the owner of the creatures, when if no owner 
shall appear it shall de delivered to the overseers of the 
Poor for the support of the poor. 

No hogs shall be permitted to run on the Commons or 
highways without [they] be ringed in the nose in such a 
manner as to prevent them from rooting, upon the penalty 
of two shillings for every hog thus found unringed, which 
penalty upon the application and due proof made of any 
person, to the persons chosen by the town for the recov- 
ery of penalties and forfeitures, shall be demanded by him, 
and if not immediately paid shall be recovered in a sum- 



122 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

mar)' way with cost of suit by said person chosen as afore- 
said who shall after deducting reasonable charges deliver 
the overplus if any to the overseers of the poor of the 
Town to be expended for the support of the poor. 

No fence shall be deemed lawful, neither shall any per- 
son sustain damage by his creatures trespassing, unless 
the fence inclosing the lands trespassed upon, shall be of 
four feet height and of sufficient thickness to turn hogs 
vokes, which shall be the standard of a lawfull fence. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day in April in the year 1789 the following officers were 
chosen. Epinetus Smith Clerk, Philetus Smith Supervisor, 
John L'Hommedieu Constable, Jesse Smith Collector, 
Wm. Arthur John Flo}'d Jeremiah Piatt Esq. Philetus 
Smith Elijah Wickes assessors, Samuel Phillips Philetus 
Smith Esq. Overseers of the Poor, Caleb Smith Esq. Wm. 
Arthur Jonas Mills Esq. Commissioners of highways, Ja- 
cob Smith, Mills Phillips, Isaac Buffitt, Joseph Bunce, 
Epenetus Smith Jr. Samuel Oakley, Jesse Nicoll, Richard 
Smith Esq. Samuel Smith, Wm. Mills Overseers of high- 
ways, Wm. Arthur Jesse Smith Nathaniel Gerard Jacob 
Smith, Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that all the by laws passed last Town meeting 
shall continue in force. 

Voted that the fence viewers and damage prizers have 
at and after the rate of three shillings per day. 

[Abstract.] 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on the first Tues- 
day of April 1790 The same officers were elected as in 
1789 excepting Benjamin B. Blydenburgh and Charles 
Smith for overseers of highways, Wm. Arthur Wickham 
Mills Caleb Smith Jr. and Jacob Smith Fence viewers and 
prizers of damage. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 23 

Voted that there be raised sixty five pounds three shill- 
ings and two pence for arrearages and for the support of 
the poor for this present 3-ear. 

Voted that all persons coming from Connecticutt and 
ketching clams in Stony Brook harbour shall pay one 
shilling per bushel, and the same in Smithtown harbour. 

Voted that Jesse Smith and Jedediah Mills be collector 
of the clam account, and that they have four pence per 
bushel for their trouble. 

Voted that any person coming from Connecticutt and 
ketching clams without obtaining a permit from the Com- 
missioners Jesse Smith and Jedediah Mills shall pay a 
shilling per bushel. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the- 
first Tuesday in April in the year 1791 the following offic 
ers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Clerk, Philetus Smith 
Supervisor, Richard Mac Coon Constable, Jesse Smith 
Collector, Wm. Arthur Jeremiah Piatt Esq. Nathaniel 
Smith Elijah Weeks assessors, Epenetus Smith Samuel 
Phillips Overseers of Poor, Philetus Smith Wm. Arthur 
Timothy Mills Commissioners of highways, Mills Phillips 
Jacob Smith Wm. Taylor, Joseph Bunce Benjamin B. 
Blydenburgh Samuel Oakley Caleb Smith Jr. Richard 
Smith Joseph Smith Wm. Mills Elijah Weeks Joseph Bly- 
denburgh Overseers of highways, Wm. Arthur Wickham 
Mills Caleb Smith Jr. Jacob Smith Samuel Oakley, Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of Burch 
Gerrard fifteen pounds for this year. 

Voted that there be raised this year sixty pounds for 
the use of the poor including what is above voted for 
Burch Gerrard. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to run on Commons unringed. 

Fence viewers to have four shillings a day. 



124 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Persons coming from Connecticut^ and catching clams 
to pay one shilling a bushel. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year 1792 the following of- 
ficers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Sr. Clerk, Philetus 
Smith Supervisor, Richard Mac Coon Constable, Aaron 
Smith Collector, Win. Arthur Jeremiah Piatt Esq. Jesse 
Smith Elijah Weeks, assessors, Isaac Smith Samuel Phil- 
lips, Overseers of Poor, Richard Smith Philetus Smith 
Esq. Wm. Wickham Mills, Commissioners of highways, 
Mills Phillips Philetus Smith, Piatt Wheeler, David Smith, 
Isaac Arthur, Samuel Oakley, Caleb Smith Jr. Joshua 
Smith Jr. John Floyd, John Smith, Wickham Mills, Cor- 
nelius Hodge Overseers of Highways, Wm. Arthur, Rich- 
ard Smith Jacob Smith Caleb Smith Jr. Samuel Oakley, 
fence viewers and damage prizers. 

Voted that Isaac Garrerd have for the support of his 
son Burch, twenty pounds for this year. 

Voted that the Quit rent that Judge Caleb Smith payed 
for the benefit of the town, be payed to him both principal 
and interest, deducting that part out that he might be 
benefitted by keeping his surtificates till now, which was 
payed the 31 of December 1786.* 

Voted, that there be raised for paying of Judge Caleb 
Smith three pounds, and the overplus if any to be put in 
the hands of the overseers of the Poor. Jeffry Smith Mills 
Phillips chosen assessors for the above three pounds. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year 1793, the following of- 

[*The quit rent was the amount to be paid annually accord- 
ing to the Patent of Gov. Andross. According to an Act of 
Legislature the rate of commutation was sixteen shillings for 
each shilling quit rent. — W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 12 5 

ficers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Sr. Clerk, Joshua 
Smith Jr. Supervisor, Derrick Mac Coon Constable, Rich- 
ard Maccoon Collector, John Floyd Isaac Smith assessors, 
John Floyd Commissioner of highways, Mills Phillips Phi- 
letus Smith Wm. Taylor David Smith John Howard, 
Thomas Floyd, Jesse Nicoll, Joseph Blydenburgh Richard 
Smith Jr. on the hill, Jesse Smith Wm. Mills John Weekes, 
Joseph Bunce Overseers of highways, Samuel Oakley 
Isaac Smith Epenetus Smith Jr. Fence viewers and dam- 
age prizers. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of Burch 
Garrard twenty pounds, which is to be paid to his father. 

Voted that there be raised thirty pounds for the use of 
the poor, including the sum raised for Burch Gerrard. 

[Abstract.] — No hogs to go on Commons unringed. 

Voted that Derrick Maccoon put the stocks in repair 
and ceep them so for this year, and that the Overseers of 
the Poor pay him out of the town's money. 

Voted that Adam Darling, Mills Phillips and Wm. Bly. 
denburgh have the privilege of building a wharf, at a place 
by the name of Aaron Smith's landing. They the said be- 
fore mentioned persons allowing the town one-eighth part 
of all the profits arrising therefrom, forever, clear from 
any expense or charge to the town. 

Voted, that the owners of the Long beach have liberty 
to make a fence across the same at such a place as shall be 
most convenient for the protection of the grass growing 
thereon, and from the first of May to the first of Novem- 
ber a forfeiture of one shilling per head may be recovered 
for all horned cattle or horses that shall be found on said 
beach and any person who shall be convicted of opening 
said fence and leaving the same open shall forfeit the sum 
of one dollar for every offence. 

At a special Town meeting held at Smithtown on Thurs- 



126 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

day the ninth day of May 1793, Called for the purpose of 
choosing town officers, the seats of two assessors, two 
overseers of the poor, and two Commissioners of high- 
ways being vacant, Jeremiah Piatt Caleb Smith Jr. assess- 
ors, Thomas Floyd Richard Blydenburgh Overseers of 
Poor, Wm. Hudson John Howard Commissioners of high- 
ways. 

At a special Town meeting held in Smithtown March 1 
1794 for the express purpose of chusing a Superviser, and 
after the Deople had assembled for that purpose John 
Floyd was chosen to fill the office until our annual Town 
meeting. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of Aprill in the year 1794, and in the eight- 
eenth year of the independance of the United States, the 
following Officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Philetus Smith Superviser, Isaac Smith Constable 
and Collector, Jeremiah Piatt Esq. John Floyd Isaac Smith 
Joshua Smith, Timothy Mills assessors, Richard Blyden- 
burgh Thomas Floyd overseers of the poor, Joshua Smith 
Thomas Floyd Timothy Mills Commissioners of highways, 
John Smith Richard Smith Jr. Wm. Mills Thomas Floyd 
Isaac Arthur, Joshua Smith Jr. Jesse Nicoll Wm. Hutson 
Alexander Smith, John Hart Joseph Bunce, Overseers of 
Highways, Epenetus Smith Jr. Mills Phillips Isaac Arthur 
Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

Voted that Isaac Garrard have for the support of Burch 
Garrard the sum of twenty five pounds. 

Voted that there be raised thirty pounds for the use of 
the poor. 

Voted that the fence viewers and prizers of damage be 
allowed at and after the rate of six shillings per day while 
in service. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 127 

[Abstract.] — No rams to run at large from first of Aug- 
ust to first of November. Penalty 16 shillings. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1795, and 
iu the nineteenth year of the Independance of the United 
States, the following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Philetus Smith Supervisor, John 
L'Hommedieu Constable, Isaac Smith Jeremiah Piatt 
Thomas Floyd Jesse Smith Jesse Nicoll assessors, Isaac 
Smith Richard Blydenburgh Overseers of Poor, Wm. 
Blydenburgh Collector, Samuel Oakley Jesse Smith Tim- 
othy Mills, Commissioners of Highways, Charles Smith 
John Floyd Jonas Mills Jr. Epenetus Smith Jr. Thomas 
Floyd Joshua Smith Jr. Isaac Nicoll Wm. Hudson, Alex- 
ander Smith Cornelius Stadge Thomas Hallock Elias Mul- 
ford Samuel Brush Overseers of Highways, Samuel Oak- 
ley Wm. Blydenburgh Mills Phillips Fence viewers and 
prizers of damage. 

[Abstract.] — Isaac Garrard to have 35 pounds for sup- 
port of his son Burch. And 70 pounds to be raised for 
use of poor. 

Voted that the overseers of the Poor or some other per- 
sons appointed lor that purpose be authorised to call on 
the builders of the dock at a place called Aaron Smith's 
landing for the proportion allowed to the Town by them. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on Saturday the 
sixteenth day of May 1795, Called for the purpose of re- 
electing an assessor or choosing a new one in the room of 
Jesse Nicoll who was not able to qualify agreeable to Law 
on account of his being sick at that time, voted Jesse Nic- 
oll, Assessor. 

At a Town meeting held in Smithtown on Thursday 



128 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

i ith of June 1795, for the purpose of holding a conference 
respecting the gratuity granted by the Legislature of the 
State of New York, at their last session, for the establish- 
ing of public schools. Also for examining the propriety 
of a claim by the administrators of Aaron Smith deceased 
for a certain Dock built under the direction of Adam Dar- 
ling & Co. 

Voted, That this town receive the donation agreeable 
to the act passed by the Legislature of this State on the 
ninth of April 1795 for the Incouragement of Schools. 

Voted that Jeremiah Piatt and Isaac Smith shall be em- 
powered to call on the builders of the dock at a place 
called Aaron Smith's landing for their proportion of said 
money, agreeable to a former vote of the Town, and like- 
wise to sue for the same if necessary all persons concerned 
therein. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1796, and 
in the twentieth year of the Independence of the United 
States, The following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Jr. Town Clerk, Philetus Smith Supervisor, Jesse 
Nicoll Constable, Nathaniel Smith, Samuel Oakley, Caleb 
Smith Jr. Isaac Buffett, Jeremiah Piatt, Assessors, Rich- 
ard Blvdenburgh, Benjamin B. Blvdenburgh Overseers of 
Poor, Isaac Nicoll, Collector, Nathaniel Smith, Isaac 
Smith Samuel Oakley Commissioners of Highways, Ger- 
shom Smith Nicoll Smith, Wm. Mills, John Smith, Thom- 
as Blydenburgh, Jonas Wheeler, Paul Nicoll, Samuel 
Phillips Jr. Nathaniel Smith Jr. Samuel Vail Thomas Hal- 
lock Piatt Wheeler, Joseph Bunce, Overseers of High- 
ways, Isaac Arthur, Epenetus Smith Jr. Wm. Blydenburgh 
Fence viewers and prizers of damage, Alexander Smith, 
Nathaniel Smith Jr. Dock masters, Jeffry Smith, Wm. 
Mills, John Howard Esq. Joshua Smith Jr. Mills Phillips, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 129 

John Floyd Isaac Buffit, Commissioners of Schools. 

Voted that Isaac Jarrard have for the support of his son 
Burch, Forty pounds for the present year. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of the poor 
for the present year the sum of eighty pounds. 

Voted that the Town act relative to hogs continue in 
force. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor have for their 
services last year and the present year two dollars each. 

Voted That Capt. Ward have the poor house the pres- 
ent year. 

Voted that Hambleton Darling has the privilege of 
building a wharf at least 40 feet northward of the wharf 
built on Aaron Smith's landing. He the said Hambleton 
Darling allowing the Town one eighth part of all the prof- 
its arising therefrom, forever clear from any expenses or 
charge to the Town. 

Voted that no person not being an inhabitant of Smith- 
town shall be allowed to take hard clams from the Har- 
bour or water of said town on penalty of forfeiting to the 
inhabitants thereof the sum of ten shillings per bushel, or 
in proportion for any other quantity. And that any per- 
son not an inhabitant as aforesaid taking Soft shelled clams 
within the limits of said Town shall pay six pence for 
every bushel as toleration for taking the same. Provided 
nevertheless that every person who pays a tax in said 
Town shall have a right to take clams of either kind for 
his own use. 

Voted that Jedediah Mills shall have the care of the 
Clams, and one half of the profits. 

Voted that one half shall go to the Complainer. 

At a Special Town meeting held in Smithtown Novem- 
ber the 3d 1796, for the express purpose of opening or 
selling the road leading from Jones Point to Indian Head, 



130 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

and on exchanging the same for one laid out through the 
lands of Jeffry Smith and others. 

Voted that all the public lands inclosed in a road lead- 
ing from Jones Point to Indian Head be opened. 

Voted that all the public lands in possession of Jeffry 
Smith be sold to defray the expense of a road laid out 
through the lands of Jeffry Smith and others. 

Voted that the Commissioners of highways are empow- 
ered to sell the above lands. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1797 and in 
the 21st year of the Independence of the United States, 
The following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Jr. 
Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Richard Maccoon 
Constable and Collector, Caleb Smith Nathaniel Smith 
Isaac Buffet, B. Blydenburgh John Floyd, Assessors, B. 
Blydenburgh Epenetus Smith Jr. Richard Blydenburgh 
Overseers of Poor, Caleb Smith Jr. Nathaniel Smith Rich- 
ard Smith the third, Commissioners of Highways, Charles 
Smith, Woodhull Smith, Wm. Mills, Isaac Arthur, Samuel 
Oakley, Joseph Blydenburgh, Elias Smith, Cornelius 
Stage, Wm. Hudson, Nathaniel Smith, Alexander Lane, 
Joseph Bunce, Samuel Brush, Thomas Hallock, Jesse 
Smith, Overseers of Highways, Samuel Oakley, Thomas 
Floyd, Wm. Blydenburgh, Fence viewers and prizers of 
damage, John Howard, John Floyd, Mills Phillips, Wm. 
Mills, Jeffry Smith, Wm. Blydenburgh, Commissioners of 
Schools, Alexander Smith, Jacob Smith, Dock masters. 

Voted that there be raised $250 for the support of Poor. 

Voted that the Town meetings in future begin at two 
o'clock. 

Voted that Jesse Smith and Jedediah Mills have the 
care of the Clams the present year. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 131 

We the Inhabitants of Smithtown in Town meeting con- 
vened, being" the first Tuesday in April 1797. 

We the subscribers beg leave to propose to the town, 
that provided the Town will vest in us the property of 
certain lands which belong to the Town, but are in the 
possession of Jeffry Smith, then we will pay the expense 
of the new road laid out through said Jeffry Smith's lands, 
and others. 

Caleb Smith Jr. Moses Weeks 

Thomas Hallock Powel Smith 
Daniel Brush Lucius Smith 

David Smith Zebulon Seaman 

Smith Brush. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
First Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1798, and 
in the 22 year of the Independence of the United States, 
The following officers were elected. Epenetus Smith Jr. 
Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Ab m Nicolls Con- 
stable and Collector, Mills Phillips Caleb Smith Jr. John 
Floyd Epenetus Smith Jr. Nathaniel Smith, Assessors, 
Epenetus Smith Jr. Richard Blydenburgh, B. Blydenburgh 
Overseers of the Poor, Jesse Smith, Timothy Mills, Elias 
Smith, Commissioners of Highways, Charles Smith, Micah 
Smith, Wm. Mills, B. Blydenburgh, Isaac Arthur, Joseph 
Smith, Jonas Nicolls, Piatt Willits, Paul Smith, Jacob 
Smith, Daniel Brush, Joel Bunce, Samuel Brush Thomas 
Hallock, Jesse Smith, Overseers of Highways, John Smith, 
Wm. Blydenburgh Isaac Arthur, fence viewers and prizers 
of damage, Joshua Smith, Mills Phillips John Floyd, Wm. 
Mills, Isaac Buffet, Commissioners of Schools, Alexander 
Smith Nathaniel Smith Jr. Dock masters. 

Voted that twenty pounds be paid out of the money 
now in the hands of the overseers of the Poor for serving 
the Town. 



132 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Voted that there be raised fifty pounds for the support 
of the Poor. 

Voted that Jedediah Mills and Jesse Smith have the care 
of the Clams. Any person ketched carrying Clams out 
of the town lyable to the duty. 

Voted that the Commissioners shall proportion the dis- 
tricts to the overseers of highways. 

Voted that there be a pound built in the corner of B. 
B. Blydenburgh's lot, he consenting that it continue there 
during the pleasure of the Town. 

Voted that Epenetus Smith Jr. build the same and take 
charge thereof. 

Voted that four pounds be raised for the building a 
pound. 

At a Special Town meeting held in Smithtown Decem- 
ber the n, 1798 for the purpose of choosing a Constable, 
Daniel Blydenburgh was chosen to fill the office till our 
next annual Town meeting. 

At a General Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1799, and 
in the 23 year of the Independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel Blydenburgh 
Constable, Caleb Smith Jr. Isaac Buffett John Floyd Na- 
thaniel Smith John Smith Assessors, Epenetus Smith Jr. 
B. B. Blydenburgh, Richard Blydenburgh Overseers of 
the Poor, Elias Smith, Adam Smith, Timothy Mills, Com- 
missioners of Highways, Joseph Smith Daniel Brush Elias 
Mulford, Ab m Nicolls Thomas Hallock, Richard Smith, 
Samuel Vail Wm. Mills, Obadiah Smith, Jedediah Mills, 
Mills Phillips Epenetus Smith, Alexander Smith, John 
Newton Esq. Overseers of Highways, Isaac Blydenburgh 
Daniel Brush, W. Wickham Mills, Fence viewers and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 33 

prizers of damage, Caleb Smith Jr. Jacob Taylor, Dock 
masters. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of the Poor 
$250. 

Voted Abraham Nicolls Collector. 

Voted Jedediah Mills to have care of the Clams. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor have ten dollars 
for their services this year. 

Voted that the Dockmasters be empowered in conjunc- 
tion with the private owners to make such establishments 
to regulate the Dock as to them shall seem advisable. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1800, and 
in the 24 year of the Independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Jr. 
Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel Blyden- 
burgh Constable, Caleb Smith Jr. Isaac Buffett, John 
Floyd, Nathaniel Smith, B. B. Blydenburgh Assessors, 
Epenetus Smith Jr. B. B. Blydenburgh Richard Blyden- 
burgh Overseers of the Poor, Joshua Smith Jr. Adam 
Smith Samuel Oakley, Commissioners of highways, Jonas 
Wheeler Ab m Smith, Elias Mulford, Elias Smith, Zebulon 
Seaman, Edmund Bunce John Floyd, Samuel Vail, Nico- 
las Smith, Wm. Mills, Samuel Smith, Jesse Smith, Mills 
Phillips Epenetus Smith Alexander Smith, John Newton 
Esq. Overseers of Highways, John Smith Joshua Smith, 
Mills Phillips fence viewers and prizers of damage, Mills 
Phillips Joshua Smith Jr. Isaac Buffett Richard Smith 2 nd 
John Howard, Commissioners of Schools, B. B. Blyden- 
burgh Poundmaster, Alexander Smith, Jacob Taylor, Na- 
thaniel Smith, Dock masters, Daniel Blydenburgh Col- 
lector. 

Voted that Thomas Blydenburgh give bonds to the 
Town Clerk of $1,000 as security for the Collector. 



134 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

That there be raised for the support of the Poor $300. 

That there be a tax upon dogs in the following manner. 
For one dog one shilling. On two dogs five shillings, and 
for every dog above two the further sum of eight shillings. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1801, and 
in the 25 year of the independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epinetus Smith Jr. 
Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel Blyden- 
burgh Constable and Collector, Caleb Smith B. B. Bly- 
denburgh Nathaniel Smith Assessors, B. B. Blydenburgh 
Epenetus Smith Jr. Richard Blydenburgh Overseers of 
Poor, Joshua Smith Jr. Mills Phillips Adam Smith Com- 
missioners of Highways, Jonas Wheeler Abraham Smith, 
Elias Mulford, Jesse Nicoll, Zebulon Seaman, Edmund 
Bunce, Micah Smith, Samuel Vail, Nicholas Smith, W. 
Wickham Mills, Gershom Smith, Jedediah Mills, Samuel 
Phillips, Epenetus Smith Jr. Elias Smith, John Newton, 
Overseers of Highways, B. B. Blydenburgh Mills Phillips 
John Smith, fence viewers and prizers of damage, John 
Howard Mills Phillips Joshua Smith Jr. John Floyd Wm. 
Blydenburgh Commissioners of Schools, B. B. Blyden- 
burgh Pound master, Jacob Taylor Elias Smith. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of the Poor 
$300. 

Voted, Richard Smith, John Floyd, Isaac Smith be a 
Committee for examining into the circumstances of Mary 
Smith relative to her estate. 

That Samuel Smith stake out the Channel leading out 
of Nissequog harbour, and of the flats of the same, for 
which if complyed with the Dock masters are to pay him 
two dollars. 

At a Special Town meeting held at Smithtown July the 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 35 

6, 1801, for the purpose of hearing the report of the Com- 
mittee appointed to examine into the circumstances of 
Mary Smith, relative to her estate, to consult what meas- 
ures to adopt relative thereto, 

Voted that the Committee as above, together with the 
Overseers of the Poor examine into the titles of Samuel 
Phillips and John Clark, to the estate of Mary Smith, to- 
gether with their accounts against the same and audit 
them at their discretion. 

At a General Town Meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year 1802, and in the 26 year 
of the Independance of the United States, the following 
officers were chosen. 

Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, 
Daniel Blydenburgh Constable and Collector, Benjamin 
B. Blydenburgh, Caleb Smith, John Floyd, assessors, Epi- 
netus Smith Jr. Benjamin B. Blydenburgh Nathaniel Smith 
Overseers of the Poor, Joshua Smith Jr. Adam Smith, 
Mills Phillips, Commissioners of Highways, John Blyden- 
burgh, Daniel Brush, Elias Mulford, Isaac Nicolls, Zebu- 
Ion Seaman, Samuel Brush, Odell Smith, Gillet Weekes, 
Nicholas Smith, Wm. Mills, Jonas Smith, Jedediah Mills, 
Samuel Phillips Jr. Epenetus Smith Jr. Elias Smith, Dan- 
iel Brown, Overseers of Highways, B. B. Blydenburgh, 
Mills Phillips, John Smith, fence viewers and prizers of 
damage, John Floyd, Mills Phillips, John Howard, Com- 
missioners of Schools, B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master, 
Joshua Smith Jr. Thomas Hallock, Hambleton Darling, 
A committee to regulate the affairs of Docks in general. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of the Poor 
the present year $250. 

That the Committee as above are impowered to stake 
out the channel leading from said Dock. 



I36 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Jedediah Mills, Nathaniel Smith, Abraham Smith, Sam- 
uel Hallock, to Collect the duty on Clams. 



At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1803, and 
in the 27 year of the Independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel Blydenburgh 
Constable, Richard Blydenburgh Collector, Caleb Smith 
Nathaniel Smith Jeremiah Piatt assessors, Epenetus Smith 
Jr. B. B. Blydenburgh Overseers of the Poor, Mills Phil- 
lips Adam Smith Jr. Joshua Smith Commissioners of high- 
ways, John Blydenburgh Daniel Brush, Alexander Lewis, 
Benjamin Garrard, Zebulon Seaman, Samuel Brush, John 
Floyd, Samuel Vail, Nicholas Smith, Wm. Mills, Charles 
Smith, Jedediah Mills, Mills Phillips, Epenetus Smith, 
John Vail, Daniel Brown, B. B. Blydenburgh, John Smith, 
Wm. Blydenburgh, fence viewers and prizers of damage, 
B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master, Jedediah Mills, Ab m 
Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Samuel Hallock to Collect duty 
on all shell fish. 

Voted that the duty on Scollops be six pence per bushel. 
That any person ketching shell fish and selling them to 
strangers shall be liable to pay the duty. 

Voted that the Poor house be sold. 

Voted that the Poor masters have power to sell the 
same. 

B. B. Blydenburgh, Jeremiah Piatt, Mills Phillips a 
committee for the purpose of allowing Thomas Hallock 
and his associates the privilege of building a wharfe at 
Jeffry Smith's landing outside of the Harbour. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1804, and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 37 

in the 28 }^ear of the Independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel Biydenburgh 
Constable and Collector, Mills Phillips John Floyd Wm. 
Biydenburgh assessors, Epenetus Smith B. B. Biyden- 
burgh Overseers of Poor, Joshua Smith Jr. Mills Phillips 
Nathaniel Smith, Commissioners of highways, Joseph 
Smith, Isaac Buffet, Isaac Nicolls, Samuel Brush, Daniel 
Reeve, Samuel Vail, Nicoll Smith, Wm. Mills, Charles 
Smith, Jedediah Mills, Epenetus Smith John Vail John 
Newton Overseers of the highways, John Smith B. B. 
Biydenburgh, Jonathan Mills, fence viewers and prizers of 
damage, B. B. Biydenburgh Pound master, Jedediah 
Mills Nathaniel Smith Ab m Smith, To collect the duty on 
Clams. 

Voted that all persons in future coming after shell fish, 
shall be under obligation to enter their boats with one of 
the Overseers of said shell fish, and deposit money suffic- 
ient to secure the duty thereon under the penalty of $10, 
upon neglect or refusal. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year of our Lord 1805, and 
in the 29 year of the Independence of the United States, 
the following officers were chosen. Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Esq. Supervisor, John Vail Consta- 
ble and Collector, Mills Phillips John Floyd B. B. Biyden- 
burgh assessors, B. B. Biydenburgh Epenetus Smith 
Overseers of the Poor, Joshua Smith Nathaniel Smith 
Caleb Smith Commissioners of Highways, Joseph L'Hom- 
edieu, Isaac Buffett, James Mapes, Epenetus Brush, Rich- 
ard Smith Esq. Samuel Vail, Jonas Smith, Wm. Mills, 
Charles Smith, Jedediah Mills, Wm. Biydenburgh, Elias 
Smith, Daniel Brown, Joseph Jayne, Overseers of High- 
ways, John Smith B. B. Biydenburgh Jonathan Mills 



I38 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

fence viewers and prizers of damage, B. B. Blydenburgh 
Pound master, Jedediah Mills, Nathaniel Smith Ab m Smith 
Capt. Nathaniel Smith To Collect the duty on Clams, 

Voted that there be raised $500 the present year for ex- 
penses of the poor. 

Resolved that the resolution now on the books relative 
to the Compensation of the Poor masters be expunged. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1806 and 
in the 30 year of the Independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Jeremiah Piatt Supervisor, Daniel 
Hubbs Constable and Collector, Nathaniel Smith, Thomas 
Hallock, B. B. Blydenburgh, assessors, Epenetus Smith, 
B. B. Blydenburgh, Overseers of the Poor, Joshua Smith 
Jr. John Floyd, Mills Phillips, Commissioners of High- 
ways, Joseph L'Homedieu, Isaac Buffet, Isaac Nicoll, Ep- 
enetus Brush, Samuel Brush, John Floyd, Samuel Vail, 
Nicolas Smith, Wm. Mills, Charles Smith, Obadiah Mills, 
James S. Miller, John Vail, Daniel Brown, Mills Phillips, 
overseers of highways, Wm. Mills, John Smith, B. B. Bly- 
denburgh, fence viewers and prizers of damage, B. B. 
Blydenburgh pound master, Nathaniel Smith, Jedediah 
Mills, Ab m Smith, Nathaniel Smith, To collect the duty 
on Clams. 

Voted that there be raised for the support of the poor 
$400. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1807, and 
in the 31 year of the Independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers were Chosen. 

Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Nathaniel Smith, Super- 
visor, Daniel Hubbs Constable and Collector, Thomas 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. I 39 

Hallock Mills Phillips Wm. Blydenburgh assessors, B. B. 
Blydenburgh John Smith Overseers of the Poor, Joshua 
Smith John Smith Jeremiah Piatt Commissioners of high- 
ways, Daniel Blydenburgh, Abraham Smith, Isaac Nicoll, 
Zebulon Seaman, Samuel Brush, John Floyd, Samuel Vail, 
Nicolas Smith, Wm. Mills, Charles Smith, Jedediah Mills, 
Thomas Hallock, Samuel Smith, Daniel Brown, Mills 
Phillips, Path masters, Richard Smith B. B. Blydenburgh 
John Smith fence viewers and prizers of damage, B. B. 
Blydenburgh Pound master, Nathaniel Smith Jedediah 
Mills Ab m Smith Nathaniel Smith Jr. to collect the duty 
on Clams. 

To be raised for the support of the Poor, $400. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1808, and 
in the 32 year of the Independence of the United States of 
America the following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Nathaniel Smith Supervisor, John Vail 
Constable and Collector, Elias Smith John Floyd B. B. 
Blydenburgh Overseers of Poor, Joshua Smith Elias Smith 
Mills Phillips Commissioners of Highways, Daniel Brown, 
Ab m Smith, Paul Nicoll, Zebulon Seaman, Samuel Brush, 
Ebenezer Jayne, Samuel Vail, Nicolas Smith, Wickham 
Mills, Fordham Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Thomas Hallock, 
David Smith, Daniel Blydenburgh, George Mills, Elias 
Mulford, Path masters, Wm. Blydenburgh Epenetus 
Smith Isaac Blydenburgh fence viewers and prizers of 
damage, B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master, Jedediah 
Mills, Nathaniel Smith, Samuel Smith Capt. Nathaniel 
Smith To have the care of the Clams. 

To be raised for the support of the Poor $600. 

Resolved that when any person be nominated the affirm- 
ative vote only shall be taken, and if more than one shalt 
be nominated to the same office the vote shall be taken in 



140 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the same order in which the Candidates are named, and 
he that shall have the greatest number of votes shall be 
chosen. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on 
the first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1809, 
and in the 33 year of the Independence of the United 
States of America, the following officers were chosen. 
Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Richard Smith Supervisor, 
Wessel Smith Constable and Collector, John Vail Wm. 
Blydenburgh John Floyd assessors, B. B. Blydenburgh 
Epenetus Smith Overseers of Poor, Joshua Smith Elias 
Smith Mills Phillips Commissioners of Highways, Ackerly 
Newton Ab m Smith Paul Nicoll, Zebulon Seaman, Samuel 
Brush Woodhull Smith, Samuel Vail, James Smith, (An- 
drew's son) Wm. W. Mills, James Smith Nathaniel Smith 
3d John Smith John Vail Richard Wheeler George Mills 
Alexander Lewis, Pathmasters, John Smith Epenetus 
Smith Isaac Blydenburgh fence viewers and prizers of 
damage, B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. 

To be raised for support of Poor $400. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year of our Lord 1810, and 
in the 34 year of the independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were elected. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Richard Smith Jr. Supervisor, Thom- 
as Smith constable and Collector, Wm. Blydenburgh John 
Vail John Floyd assessors, Benjamin B. Blydenburgh Ep- 
enetus Smith Overseers of the Poor, Joshua Smith Caleb 
Smith Nathaniel Smith 3d Commissioners of highways, 
Daniel Brown Ab m Smith Isaac Nicoll, Zebulon Seaman, 
Thomas Bunce, Richard Smith Jr. Stephen Brown, Nico- 
las Smith, Wm. W. Mills, Gershom Smith Nathaniel 
Smith 3d Wm. Blydenburgh, Capt. Nathaniel Smith, Har- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 141 

ry Blydenburgh Samuel Brush Alexander Lewis, Path- 
masters, John Smith James S. Miller, Isaac Blydenburgh 
fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. 

To be raised for the support of the Poor $500. 

Voted that the Poor master furnish Isaac Garrard with 
tobacco. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year of our Lord 181 1, and 
in the 35 year of the independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen. 

Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Richard Smith Jr. Super- 
visor; Isaac Nicoll Constable and Collector, Wm. Blyden- 
burgh Epenetus Smith Overseers of Poor, Caleb Smith, 
Joshua Smith, Nathaniel Smith, Commissioners of High- 
ways. Dan'l Brown, Abraham Smith, Saml Brush Jr. 
Zebulon Seaman, David Bryant Richard Smith Jr. Samel 
Vail, Thomas Smith, lifs son (Eliphalet's), Wm. M. Mills. 
Eliphalet Smith, Jedediah Mills Wm Blydenburgh Elias 
Smith Carman Terry Mills Phillips Joel Scudder Richard 
Wheeler, Wm. C. Smith, Path masters, John Smith James 
S. Miller Isaac Blydenburgh, Fence viewers and prizers 
of damages. B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. To be 
raised for the support of the Poor $400. Jonas Smith, 
Jedediah Mills, Amos Sopir. To collect the duty on 
Clams. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday in April in the year of our Lord 1812, and in 
the 36 year of the independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Richard Smith Jr. Supervisor. Wm 
Blydenburgh John Floyd Mills Phillips assessors, Ira 
Hubbs Constable and Collector. Joshua Smith Jr. Isaac 



142 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

BuffittJohn Smith Commissioners of highways. Jedediah 
Davis Thomas Hallock Jesse W. Floyd Benjamin Garrard 
Zebulon Seaman, Thomas Bunce John Tarnay, Nicholas 
Smith Wm Mills, James Smith, Adam Smith Jr Thomas 
Hallock David Smith Carman Terry Mills Phillips Saml 
Mulford, John Blydenburgh Lemuel Hart Fence viewers. 
Wm Blydenburgh Epenetus Smith John Smith, B. Bly- 
denburgh Pound master. Abraham Smith Adam Smith Jr 
Jonas Smith, To Collect duty on Clams. To be rased for 
the support of the Poor, $550. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1813, and 
in the 37 year of the independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers were chosen. Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, Richard Smith Supervisor. Ira 
Hubbs Constable and Collector. Wm. Blydenburgh 
Mills Phillips, Isaac Buffitt Wm Mills, assessors. Joshua 
Smith Abm Smith John Floyd Commissioners of High- 
ways. Isaac Blydenburgh Epenetus Smith overseers of 
Poor. Richard Smith, Charles H. Havens, Saml P. Smith, 
Commissioners of Schools. Jedediah Davis Jeremiah 
Piatt Ebenezer Smith Benjamin Garrard, Epinetus Brush 
David Bryant Stephen Brown, Nicholas Smith Gideon 
Mills, Mathew Smith Jonas Hawkins, Thomas Hallock, 
David Smith Carman Terry, Eliphalet Whitman, Jere. 
miah P. Brush John Blydenburgh Benjamin Darling Path 
masters. John Smith John Vail Saml Vail Fence viewers 
and prizers of damage. B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. 
Jonas Smith, Adam Smith Jr. Abm Smith Clam Commis- 
sioners. The sum to be raised for the support of the 
Poor $400. 

At a special town meeting held at Smithtown on the 30 
da} of September 1813 for the purpose of comparing opin- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 143 

ions on the school law, viz. whether we would rescind the 
vote on the town books relative thereto, or avail ourselves 
of its provisions by choosing inspectors. Voted Gideon 
S. Mills, Benjamin B. Blydenburgh, Joshua Smith Jr 
Abm Smith Lemuel Hart Isaac Buffit, Inspectors of 
Schools. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 18 14, and in 
the 38 year of the independence of the United States of 
America the following officers were chosen Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk Richard Smith Supervisor. Ira Hubbs 
Constable and Collector. Wm Blydenburgh Isaac Buffitt 
Wm Mills Caleb Smith Assessors. Joshua Smith Jr John 
Floyd Abm Smith Commissioners of Highways. Epene- 
tus Smith Isaac Blydenburgh Overseers of Poor. B. B. 
Blydenburgh Charles H. Havens Saml P. Smith Commis- 
sioners of Schools. John Smith Saml Vail Caleb Smith 
fence viewers and prizers of damage. B. B. Blydenburgh 
Pound master. Eliphalet Smith Clam commissioner, he 
paying the overseers of the Poor one dollar for the privi- 
lege. Three hundred dollars to be raised for the support 
of the Poor. 

That the Commissioners of Schools for the last year 
have one dollar per day for every day spent in that service. 

Jeddediah Davis, Jeremiah Piatt Allison Post Caleb 
Smith Saml Smith, David Bryant Stephen Brown Nicho- 
las Smith Gideon S. Mills Gershom Smith Jonas Hawkins 
Jr Thomas Hallock David Smith Caiman Terry George 
Mills Jeremiah P. Brush Richard Wheeler Benjamin Dar- 
ling, Overseers of Highways. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year 181 5 and in the 39 year 
of the independence of the United States of America, the 



144 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

following officers were chosen. Richard Smith Supervisor, 
Epenetus Smith Town Clerk. Wm Blydenburgh Caleb 
Smith Wm Mills Isaac Buffitt assessors. Epenetus Smith 
Wm. Blydenburgh Overseers of Poor. Joshua Smith 
John Floyd Abm Smith Commissioners of Highways. 
Ira Hubbs Constable and Collector. B. B. Blydenburgh 
Saml P. Smith Abm Smith Commissioners of Schools. 
Allison Post John Saxton Saml P. Smith Abm Nicholls 
Nathaniel Bunce Charles H. Havens, School inspectors. 
Caleb Smith John Smith Saml Vail fence viewers and 
prizers of damage. B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. 

Voted that Eliphalet Smith have the privilege of collect- 
ing the tollerations on Clams, he paying the town one 
dollar for the same. 

For the support of the Poor $300. 

John Newton Jeremiah Piatt Jesse W. Floyd Powel 
NichoM Zebulon Seaman Daniel Bryant Jacob Harned, 
Nicholas Smith Wickham Mills, James Smith Jonas Haw- 
kins Jr John Smith David Smith Thomas W. Woad, 
Charles H. Havens, Alexander Smith Richard Wheeler 
Isaac Nichols overseers of Highways. 

Voted that Benjamin Darling have the privilege of re- 
building the Dock formerly built by his father, he com- 
plying with the same conditions, which was to render the 
town one eighth part of the profits free from any expense. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 18 16, and 
in the 40 year of the independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen, Abm Smith 
Supervisor. Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Caleb Smith 
Elias Smith John Floyd Isaac Blydenburgh assessors, 
Joshua Smith John Vail B. B. Blydenburgh Commissioners 
of Highways, Epenetus Smith Charles A. Floyd Over- 
seers of Poor, B. B. Blydenburgh Charles A. Floyd Moses 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 145 

Brush Commissioners of Common Schools, Charles H. 
Havens Abraham Nicholls Richard Smith Solomon Smith 
School inspectors, Epinetus Smith Town Sealer, Ira 
Hubbs Constable and Collector, Benjamin B. Blyden- 
burgh John Smith Zebulon Seaman fence viewers and 
prizers of damage, B. B. Blydenburgh Pound master. 

Voted to be raised for the support of the Poor $400. 
Jacob Newton Nicholas Jarvis Ebenezer Smith, Jacob 
Nicholls Thomas HallockJr David Bryant Stephen Brown 
Nicholas Smith Wm Mills James Smith James Hawkins 
Thomas Hallock Saml Smith Jonathan Brush Saml Brush 
miller, Richard Wheeler Wm. Hudson Moses Brush Over- 
seers of Highways, Eliphalet Smith Ebenezer Smith James 
Smith Commissioners of Clams and scollops. 

Voted that the Commissioners of Highways hire out 
the Docks at Aaron Smiths landing on the west side of 
the river, at their discretion for the benefit of the town. 

Voted that all hard clams caught in the Harbours or 
waters of Smithtown, to carry out of the same shall pay 
12 1-2 cents per bushel, all soft clams and scollops six cents 
ditto. Proviso, Inhabitants of the town and those paying 
taxes in the same to ketch either kind for their own con- 
sum sion. 

At a general Town Meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 18 17, and 
in the 41st year of the independence of the United States 
of America the following officers were elected. 

Abram Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, 
Caleb Smith John Smith John Floyd Joel Scudder Asses- 
sors, Joshua Smith Nathaniel Smith Isaac Blvdenbur^h 
Commissioners of Highways, Epenetus Smith Wm Bly- 
denburgh Overseers of Poor, Charles Havens John Saxton 
Richard Smith Commissioners of Schools, Henry Fullin 
Wm Mills Jr Richard Oakley Inspectors of Schools, 



I46 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer, Moses Brush Constable 
and Collector, Zebulon Seaman Adam Smith Samuel 
Brush Fence viewers and prizers of damage. Isaac Nich- 
oll Pound master. 

Voted that this town unite with Brookhaven and Islip 
in building a Poor house. 

For the support of the Poor $450. 

Jacob Newton Isaac Buffiit John Smith Caleb Smith 
Thomas Hallock David Bryant Jacob Harned Nicholas 
Smith Wm Mills James Smith Nathaniel Smith Jr Richard 
Oakley Elias Smith Daniel Blydenburgh Silas C. Terry 
Saml Brush Joshua Smith John Mulford John Vail Over- 
seers of Highways. 

Eliphalet Smith Jonas Smith Ebenezer Smith Clam 
Commissioners. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1818, and 
in the forty second year of the independence of the United 
States of America the following officers were chosen. 
Voted, Abram Smith Supervisor, Epinetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Caleb Smith, John Floyd John Smith assessors, 
Joel Scudder, Isaac Blydenburgh Joshua Smith Nathaniel 
Smith Commissioners of Highways, Richard Smith 
Charles A. Floyd Saml P. Smith School Commissioners, 
Epinetus Smith Wm Blydenburgh Overseers of Poor. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. 

George Darling Constable and Collector. 

Henry Fuller Charles K. Havens Ebenezer Smith Jr 
School Inspectors, Zebulon Seaman, Adam Smith Saml 
Brush Fence viewers and prizers of damage, Isaac Nichols 
Pound master. 

To be raised for the support of Poor $600. 

Jacob Newton Nicholas Jarvis John Smith (Nissequage) 
Caleb Smith Zebulon Seaman Thomas Bunce Jacob Har- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 147 

ned Nicholas Smith Gideon Mills James Smith (Head of 
Harbour) Nathaniel Smith Jr Richard Oakley Elias Smith 
Jonathan Brush Silas C. Terry Isaac Blydenburgh Joshua 
Smith Jeremiah P. Brush John Vail, Path masters. 

Voted That no Foraner shall take shell fish from the 
Harbours or waters of this town without paying to the 
Commissioners 50 cents per bushel as Tolleration for the 
same. The Commissioners to have half the Tolleration. 

Nathaniel Smith Jr Lewis Mills Ebenezer Smith Jonas 
Smith Clam Commissioners. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1819, an d 
in the 43 year of the Independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers were chosen. 

Richard Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Elias Smith John Smith John Floyd Assessors, 
Wm Blydenburgh Epenetus Smith Overseers of Poor, 
Ebenezer Jayne Constable and Collector, Joshua Smith 
John Vail Nathaniel Smith Commissioners of Highways, 
Samel P. Smith Richard Wheeler Henry Conkling Com- 
missioners of Schools, Ebenezer Smith Joseph R. Hunt- 
ting Henry Fuller Inspectors of Schools, Charles A. 
Floyd Town Sealer. Adam Smith Saml Brush Isaac Bly- 
denburgh Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

Isaac Nicholl Pound master. 

Jedediah Davis Melancthon Wheeler Ebenezer Smith 
Paul Nichols Lucius Smith David Bryant Jacob Harned 
Nicholas Smith Gideon Mills Fordham Smith Lewis Mills 
Thomas Hallock David Smith Jonathan Brush Silas C. 
Terry Charles H. Havens Richard Wheeler Elias Mul- 
ford Ebenezer Jayne Path masters. 

Nathaniel Smith Lewis Mills Ebenezer Smith Jonas 
Smith Clam Commissioners. 

Eight hundred dollars for the support of the Poor. 



148 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

That this town associate with Brookhaven in a Poor 
house establishment, and a committee of five'be apointed 
to confer with the Committee of Brookhaven on the sub- 
ject. Abm Smith Joshua Smith Richard Smith Caleb 
Smith Epenetus Smith to be said Committe. 

Resolved that the Committee appointed by this Town 
to confer and agree with the Town of Brookhaven con- 
cerning an establishment for the support of the poor, be 
authorized if they agree upon a plan of association, to 
raise so much money in the manner that other town 
charges are raised, as shall be necessary in their opinion 
to effectuate the object of the Poor house establishment. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1820 and in 
the 44 year of the Independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen. Richard 
Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, John 
Floyd Elias Smith John Smith Assessors. 

Isaac Blydenburgh Caleb Smith Overseers of Poor. 

Joshua Smith Nathaniel Smith 2nd John Vail Commis- 
sioners of Highways. 

Saml P. Smith Henry Conkling Joseph R. Huntting 
Commissioners of Schools, Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer, 
Ebenezer Smith Jr Henry Fuller George S. Phillips Jesse 
W. Floyd Inspectors of Schools 

Adam Smith Saml Brush Ebenezer Blydenburgh Fence 
viewers and prizers of damage. 

Epenetus Smith Pound master. 

John Newton Isaac Buffet Ebenezer Smith Caleb Smith 
Zebulon Seaman Thomas Bunce Jacob Harned Fredrick 
H. Smith Wra Mills George Smith Lewis Mills Charles 
A. Floyd Elias Smith Thomas W. Wood, James Petty 
Saml Brush Ebenezer Smith Joel Scudder John Vail Path 
masters. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. I49 

Resolved that the Supervisor of this town be authorized 
to enter into such arrangement with the authorities of the 
other Towns in the County relative to the establishment 
of a Public Poor House for said County or any number of 
the Towns as may agree to the same, as in his opinion 
may be most beneficial and judicious in providing for re- 
ducing the extraordinary expenses to which we are now 
subjected. 

Resolved that Joshua Smith and Abm Smith be appoint- 
ed to advise with and assist the Supervisor in carrying 
the foregoing resolution into effect. 

Nathaniel Smith Lewis Mills Ebenezer Smith Jonas 
Smith Clam Commissioners. 

$600 to be raised for the support of the Poor. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1821, and in 
the 45 year of the Independence of the United States of 
America the following officers were chosen. Richard 
Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, John 
Smith Elias Smith Ebenezer Smith Assessors, Isaac Bly- 
denburgh Ebenezer Smith Overseers of Poor, Joshua 
Smith Richard Ackerly John Vail Commissioners of High- 
ways, Charles A. Floyd Joseph R. Huntting Benjamin 
Mills Commissioners of Schools, Ebenezer Blydenburgh 
Elbert Arthur Ebenezer Smith Inspectors of Schools. 

Ebenezer Jayne Constable and Collector, 

Adam Smith Saml Brush Ebenezer S. Blydenburgh 
Epenetus Smith Fence viewers and prizers of damage. 

Epenetus Smith Pound master. 

Jacob Newton Isaac Buffet Richard Wheeler Ebenezer 
Smith Zebulon Seaman David Bryant Jacob Harned 
Fredrick H. Smith Wm Mills James Smith Nathaniel 
Smith Thomas Hallock Elias Smith Thomas W. Wood, 



150 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

James Petty Theodore Smith Ebenezer Smith Jeremiah 
P. Brush George Darling- Path masters. 

Nathaniel Smith Lewis Mills Jonas Smith Ebenezer 
Smith Clam Commissioners. 

Sum to be raised for the support of the Poor $900. 

That a Committee of 3 be appointed to consult with the 
Poor masters relative to putting out the Poor in gross. 
Joshua Smith, Epenetus Smith George Mills. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1822, and 
in the 45 year of the Independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers were chosen, viz : 

Richard Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, Joshua Smith John Vail Nathaniel Smith Commis- 
sioners of Highways, John Smith Ebenezer Smith Wm 
Blydenburgh Assessors, Epenetus Smith Charles A. Floyd 
Overseers of Poor, J. R. Hunting Richard Wheeler Rich- 
ard Ackerly Commissioners of Schools, Ebenezer Smith 
George S. Phillips Richard Blydenburgh Inspectors of 
Schools. 

Samuel Smith, tailor, Constable and Collector. 

C. A. Floyd Town Sealer, Saml Brush Ebenezer Bly- 
denburgh, Epenetus Smith Fence viewers and Prizers of 
damage. 

Jedediah Davis Abm Smith Richard Wheeler Jacob 
Nichols Lucius Smith Thomas Bunce Joseph Willis Fred- 
erick H. Smith Wm Mills Jonas Smith Nathaniel Smith 
Thomas Halliock Phineas Smith Thomas W. Wood Silas 
C. Terry Eliphalet Whitman Jesse W. Floyd JohnL. Hud- 
son Richard O. Taylor Path masters. 

Ebenezer Smith Jonas Smith Lewis Mills Eliphalet 
Smith Clam Commissioners. 

Sum to be raised for the support of the Poor $500. 

Joshua Smith George Mills Isaac Blydenburgh a com- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 15 1 

mittee to confer with the overseers in putting out the 
Poor. 

At a general Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year of our Lord 1823, and 
in the 47 year of the Independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen, viz. 

Richard Smith Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, 
John Smith Nathaniel Smith Abm Smith Assessors, Joshua 
Smith John Vail Ebenezer Smith Commissioners of High- 
ways, Charles A. Floyd Thomas Halliock Overseers of 
Poor, Richard Wheeler Joseph R. Huntting George S. 
Phillips Commissioners of Schools, Ebenezer Blydenburgh 
Elbert Arthur Jesse Mills Inspectors of Schools, Charles 
A. Floyd Town Sealer, Samuel Smith Constable and 
Collector. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor pay Ebenezer 
Jayne $3, 24 cents being an account not collectable. 

Eliphalet Whitman Samuel Brush Epenetus Smith 
Fence viewers and prizers ot damage. 

Richard Smith Abm Smith Charles A. Floyd Epenetus 
Smith Charles H. Havens a committee to select such parts 
of the Town records as in their opinion wants transcribing. 

Jacob Newton Isaac Buffit Richard Wheeler Powel 
Nichol Zebulon Seaman Thomas Bunce Silas C. Strong 
Frederick H. Smith Samuel Bailey Fordham Smith Jonas 
Hawkins Thomas Halliock Leonard W. Lawrence Thomas 
W. Wood Silas C. Terry Curtis Rogers Richard Smith 
Orlando H. Gardiner Richard O. Taylor Overseers of 
Highways. 

Adam D. Smith Ebenezer Smith Lewis Mills Gideon S. 
Mills Clam Commissioners. 

To be raised for the support of the Poor $700. 

Epenetus Smith Joshua Smith Isaac Blydenburgh to 
assist the Poor masters in farming out the Poor. 



152 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a Special Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
14th of February 1824 for the purpose of devising- some 
better mode than the present of sustaining the Poor of 
said town. 

Resolved that a Committee of seven freeholders and 
inhabitants of this town be appointed to take into consid- 
eration the propriety of adopting a different mode than 
the present for supporting the poor of this town, and that 
they or a majority of them have full power to enter into 
an arrangement with either or any of the adjoining towns 
in a Poor establishment if they should deem such an 
arrangement (if practicable) beneficial to the Town, and if 
in their judgment a separate town establishment or other 
means of such support would be most condusive to the 
benefit of the Town, then to make such arrangements, and 
report their proceedings thereon fully to the People at 
their next annual Town meeting. 

Resolved that Epenetus Smith Joshua Smith Richard 
Smith Isaac Blydenburgh Wm W. Mills Thomas Halliock 
Charles A. Floyd be said committee. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April 1825, and in the 48 year of the Inde- 
pendence of the United States of America, the following 
officers were chosen. Richard Smith Supervisor, Epenetus 
Smith Town Clerk, William Blydenburgh Abm Smith 
Nathaniel Smith Jr. Richard Wheeler Orlando H. Gar- 
diner Assessors, Joshua Smith John Vail Saml Brush 
Commissioners of Highways, Thomas Halliock John S. 
Arthur Overseers of Poor, George S. Phillips Joseph R. 
Huntting Benjamin Mills Commissioners of Schools. 

Wm. Buffit, Leander W. Lawrence Inspectors of 
Schools. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. Samuel Smith Con- 
stable and Collector. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 53 

Voted that the Poor masters pay Saml Smith 76 cents 
being a sum not collectable. 

Eliphalet Whitman George Mills Epenetus Smith Fence 
viewers and appraisors of damage. 

Jacob Newton Isaac Buffett Richard Wheeler Ebenezer 
Smith Zebulon Seaman Thomas Bunce Joseph Willetts 
Frederick H. Smith Saml Bailey Leonard Smith Jonas 
Hawkins John S. Arthur Jonathan Brush Silas C. Terry 
Ebenezer S. Blydenburgh Richard Smith Ebenezer Bry- 
ant George Darling Elias Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of 
Highways, Frederick Smith Ebenezer Smith Lewis Mills 
Gideon S. Mills Clam Commissioners. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor pay Mrs. Hallock 
$14 for keeping Abigail Wheeler. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor make the best bar- 
gain with Charles Wheeler for the support of his wife, in 
their power. 

Voted that the present Overseers of the Poor hire $100 
and pay the former Overseers the balance found against 
them. 

Voted that the sum of $1000 be raised for the support 
of the Poor. 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor pay Charles A.- 
Floyd out of the first money coming into their hands not 
appropriateed, fifty-four dollars for transcribing the 
Records of said Town. 

Voted that there be a committee of three appointed 
to assist the Poor masters in putting out the poor. That 
said Committee consist of Epenetus Smith Charles A. 
Floyd and John Smith. 

Resolved that hereafter any Ram found in the Commons 
or in any field not the owners, between the first day of 
July and the tenth day of October in each and every year, 
any person so finding any Ram shall have right to alter 
him. 



154 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At a General Town meeting held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year 1825 and in the 49 year 
of the Independence of the United States of America, the 
following officers were chosen viz. 

Richard Smith Supervisor. 

Epenetus Smith Town Clerk, Richard Wheeler Jere- 
miah Brush John Smith Nathaniel Smith assessors, Saml 
Brush Joshua Smith John Vail Commissioners of High- 
ways. 

Thomas Halliock John S. Arthur Overseers of Poor. 

Joseph R. Huntting George S. Phillips Benjamin Mills 
Commissioners of Schools. 

Win. T. Buffit Ebenezer Smith Elbert Arthur Inspectors 
of Schools, Saml Smith Constable and Collector. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer, Eliphalet Whitman 
George Mills Epenetus Smith Fence viewers and ap- 
praisers of damage. 

Jacob Newton William P. Buffit Joshua B. Smith, Jesse 
Haff Saml W. Smith Thomas Bunce Silas C. Strong Fred- 
erick P. Smith Saml Bailey Fordham Smith Nathaniel 
Smith John S. Arthur Thomas W. Wood James Petty 
Charles H. Havens Jesse W. Floyd Joel Gardiner George 
Darling Daniel Seacord Caleb Smith Overseer of High- 
ways. 

Fordham Smith Jonas Hawkins Leonard Smith John 
Kernan Clam Commissioners. 

Sum to be raised for the support of the Poor $800. 

Resolved that the several sums not collectable by the 
Collectors be remitted. 

Resolved that Epenetus Smith Charles A. Floyd and 
Charles F. Havens be a Committee to assist the Poor 
masters in putting out the Poor. 

At a Special Town meeting held in the Town of Smith- 
town the 13th day of December for the purpose of elect- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SM1THTOWN. 1 55 

ing a Constable and Collector to fill the vacancy occasioned 
by the resignation of Samuel Smith, John S. Arthur was 
duly elected. 

At a General Town meeting- held at Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the year 1826, and the 50th year 
of the Independence of the United States of America the 
following officers were chosen viz : 

Caleb Smith Supervisor, Epinetus Smith Town Clerk, 
John Smith Ebenezer Smith Richard Wheeler Joel Har- 
ned Jeremiah P. Brush, Assessors, Joshua Smith John Vail 
Samuel, Brush Commissioners of Highways, Thomas Hal- 
Hock John S. Arthur Overseers of Poor, George S. Phillips 
Joseph R. Huntting Benjamin Mills Commissioners of 
Schools, Ebenezer Smith Elbert Arthur Samuel A. Smith 
Inspectors of Schools, Charles A. Floyd Town sealer, 
Harlev Longbotham Constable and Collector, Abm Smith 
Eliphalet Whitman Richard O. Taylor Fence viewers and 
appraisers of damage, Jacob Newton Wra P. Buffet Rich- 
ard Wheeler Isaac Blydenburgh Moses Smith David 
Bryant Silas C. Strong Frederick F. Smith Samuel Bailey 
George Smith Jonas Hawkins Benjamin S. Blydenburgh 
George Wheeler Silas C. Terry Jesse Mills Jeremiah P. 
Brush John Vail Samuel Smith Caleb Smith Ebenezer 
Smith Overseers of Highways, Fordham Smith David 
L'Homedieu Clam Commissioners. 

Voted that $700 be raised for the support of the Poor. 

That there be a committee of five appointed for the 
purpose of purchasing a place to deposit the Poor of said 
town. That Epenetus Smith John S. Arthur Thomas Hal- 
liock Caleb Smith Richard Oakley be said committee. 

Resolved that $500 be raised for the purpose of purchas- 
ing a place for the poor. 

That Epenetus Smith John Smith and Wm. Blyden- 



156 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

burgh be a committee to assist the Poor masters in putting- 
out the Poor. 



At the annual Town meeting held in Smithtown on the 
first Tuesday of April in the ) T ear 1827, and the 51st year 
of the Independence of the United States of America, the 
following officers were chosen, viz: 

Caleb Smith Supervisor, Epinetus Smith Town Clerk, 
John Smith Ebenezer Smith Orlando F. Gardiner Joel 
Harned Assessors, Richard Oakley John Vail Joel Harned 
Commissioners of Highways, Joseph R. Huntting Richard 
Wheeler George S. Phillips Commissioners of Schools, 
Elbert Arthur Samuel A. Smith Ebenezer S. Blydenburgh 
Inspectors of Schools, Thomas Halliock John S. Arthur 
Overseers of Poor, Charles A. Floyd Town sealer, Harley 
Longbotham Constable and Collector, Samuel Brush 
Phineas Smith Benjamin Mills Fence viewers and apprais- 
ers of damage, Jedediah Davis Henry Brush Selah Bly- 
denburgh Powel Nichols Moses Smith David Bryant 
Silas C. Strong Frederick H. Smith Gideon S. Mills Oba- 
diah Smith Jonas Hawkins Thomas Hallock, Thomas W. 
Wood, James Petty Richard Smith Jr. Orlando F. Gardi- 
ner, John Vail, Daniel Seacord, Jeremiah Wheeler, Caleb 
Smith Overseers of highways, George Smith David 
L'Homedieu Clam Commissioners. 

Sum to be raised for the support of the Poor $600. 

Epenetus Smith John Smith Richard Oakley committee 
appointed to assist the Poor masters in regulating the 
Poor house and Poor. 

Resolved that no person not an inhabitant of this town 
shall plough up the clam flats of the same under the penalty 
of ten dollars. 

At the annual Town meeting of the town of Smithtown 
held on the first Tuesday of April in the year 182S, and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 57 

the 52d year of the Independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen viz: 

George S. Phillips Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town 
Clerk, John Smith Joel Harned Wm W. Mills, Orlando 
H. Gardiner Richard Wheeler John Vail Richard Wheeler 
Assessors, John Vail Richard Wheeler John S. Arthur 
Commissioners of Highways, Joseph R. Huntting Benja- 
min Mills George S. Phillips Commissioners of Common 
Schools, Joshua B. Smith Samuel A. Smith Elbert Arthur 
Inspectors of Common Schools, Thomas Halliock Richard 
Oakley Overseers of Poor, Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer, 
Harley Longbotham Constable and Collector, Benjamin 
Mills Samuel Brush John S. Arthur Fence viewers and 
appraisers of damage, Jacob Newton Wm P. Buffit Joshua 

B. Smith Powel Nichols Moses Smith David Bryant Silas 

C. Strong Frederick H. Smith Gideon S. Mills George 
Smith Jonas Hawkins Thomas Halliock Jonathan Brush 
Silas C. Terry Richard Smith Orlando H. Gardiner John 
Vail Leonard W. Lawrence Woodhull Smith Caleb Smith 
Overseers of Highways, Fordham Smith David L'Home- 
dieu Clam Commissioners. 

Voted that $400 be raised for the support of the Poor. 

At the annual Town meeting for the town of Smithtown, 
held on the first Tuesday of April in the year 1829, and 
the 53d year of the Independence of the United States of 
America, the following officers were chosen, viz : 

Caleb Smith Supervisor, Epinetus Smith Town Clerk, 
John Vail, Wm. W. Mills Joel Harned, Orlando H. Gar- 
diner Thomas Smith Assessors, John Vail Richard 
Wheeler Joel Harned Commissioners of Highways, 
Thomas Halliock Richard Oakley Overseers of Poor, Jo- 
seph R. Huntting George S. Phillips Richard Wheeler 
Commissioners of Common Schools, J. W. Blydenburgh 
J. B. Smith Samuel A. Smith Inspectors of Schools, Har- 



158 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

ley Longbotham Constable and Collector, Charles A. 
Floyd Town Sealer, Benjamin Mills Samuel Brush John 
S. Arthur Fence viewers and appraisers of damage, Jede- 
diah Davis Jeremiah C. Piatt Joshua B. Smith Ebenezer 
Smith Zebulon Seaman David Bryant Silas C. Strong 
Frederick H. Smith Gideon S. Mills Obadiah Smith Hen- 
ry Wells Thomas Halliock Jonathan Brush James Petty 
Curtis Rogers Ebenezer Jayne Elias Smith Ebenezer 
Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of Highways, Fordham 
Smith David L'Homedieu Clam Commissioners. 

Resolved that the three persons having the highest num- 
ber of votes for assessors, and they only serve as assessors 
for the ensuing year, viz : John Smith Wm W. Mills Joel 
Harned. 

That the overseers of the Poor loan out the money on 
hand in good hands. 

At the annual Town meeting held for the town of 
Smithtown, held on the first Tuesday of April in the year 
1830, and the 54th year of the Independence of the United 
States of America, the following officers were chosen, viz: 

George Phillips Supervisor, Epenetus Smith Town Clerk 
John Smith Theodorus Smith Wm. W. Mills Assessors, 
John Vail Charles A. Floyd Benjamin Mills Commissioners 
of Highways, Joseph R. Huntting Richard Wheeler Henry 
Conkling Commissioners of Schools, Samuel A. Smith 
Isaac W. Blydenburgh Joshua B. Smith Inspectors of 
Schools, Thomas Hallock Richard Oakley Overseers of 
Poor, Harley Longbotham Constable and Collector, 
Joshua B. Smith Justice ot the Peace, Charles A. Floyd 
Town Sealer, Jedediah Davis Jeremiah C. Piatt Selah 
Blydenburgh Jacob Nichols Zebulon Seaman David 
Bryant Joseph Willis Frederick F. Smith Samuel Bailey 
Obadiah Smith Henry Wells Thomas Halliock Jonathan 
Brush Silas C. Terry Daniel Seacord Elias Mulford, Ebe- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



159 



nezer Jayne Samuel J. Smith Jesse W. Floyd Caleb Smith 
Overseers of Highways, David L'Homedieu George Smith 
Clam Commissioners. 

Unanimously voted that $200 be raised for the support 
of the Poor. 

Unanimously voted that the Commissioners of Hio-h- 
ways be empowered to procure stones to be put upon the 
Publick Highways agreeable to the provisions of the Re- 
vised Statutes. 

Voted that $30 be raised for purchasing said stones. 

Voted that Hogs be permitted to run in the streets of 
Smithtown by being suriiciently rung in the snout. 

Voted by a majority that any Hog found so running 
without being rung as above said, the owner shall forfeit 
one dollar for every violation. 

Voted before proceeding to the election of Town Offi- 
cers that the annual Town meeting from this town shall 
be held on the first Tuesday in April. 

At the annual Town meeting held for the town of 
Smithtown on the first Tuesday of April in the year 1831, 
and the 55 year of the Independence of the United States 
of America, the following officers wese chosen, viz : 

Joseph R. Huntting Justice. 

George S. Phillips Supervisor. 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

Richard Oakley Wm W. Mills Theodorus Smith As- 
sessors. 

John Vail Charles A. Floyd Benjamin Mills Commis- 
sioners of Highways. 

Thomas Halliock John S. Arthur Overseers of Poor. 

Joseph R. Huntting Orlando H. Gardiner Joshua B* 
Smith Commissioners of Common Schools. 

George S. Phillips Isaac W. Blydenburgh Wm A. Cook 
Inspectors of Schools. 



l6o RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. 

George K. Hubbs Constable and Collector. 

Jedediah Davis Jeremiah C. Piatt Selah Blydenburgh 
Jacob Nichols Zebulon Seaman Joseph Willis Frederick 
H. Smith Wm W. Mills Jonas C. Smith Henry Wells 
Benjamin Mills Daniel Hubbs Jonas Petty Samuel Brush 
John L. Hudson John Vail George E. Little Edward H. 
Smith Caleb Smith Overseers of Highways. 

Lewis Mills George Smith David L'Hommedieu Clam 
Commissioners. 

Sum to be raised for the support of the Poor $200. 

That the Inspectors of Common Schools have 75 cents 
per day for their services. 

Adjourned to meet at Thomas Halliock's on the next 
annual Town meeting day at 2 o'clock P. M. 

Minutes of the annual Town meeting of Smithtown^ 
held on the first day of April 1832: 

George S. Phillips Supervisor. 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

Orlando H. Gardiner, Justice. 

Wm. W. Mills Theodorus Smith Jeremiah P. Brush 
Assessors. 

Charles A. Floyd Benj. Mills Richard Oakley Commis- 
sioners of Highways. 

Thomas Halliock Nathaniel Smith Overseers of Poor. 

Joseph R. Huntting Charles A. Floyd John S. Arthur 
Commissioners of Schools. 

George S. Phillips Isaac W. Blydenburgh Samuel A. 
.Smith Inspectors of Schools. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. 

George R. Hubbs Constable and Collector. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. l6l 

Overseers of Highways. 
Jedediah Davis Jonas Hawkins 

Piatt W. Jarvis John S. Arthur 

Joshua B. Smith Daniel Hubbs 

Jacob Nichols James Petty 

Ira Hubbs Jesse Mills 

Amos Harned Joel Gardiner 

Frederick W. Smith George Darling 

Wm. W. Mills Jesse W. Floyd 

Obadiah Smith (head of Harbor) Caleb Smith 

Clam Commissioners, Samuel A. Smith George Smith 
David L'Hommedieu. 

Resolved that there be three Assessors for Smithtown 
for the ensuing year. 

Resolved that a Committee of three be appointed to 
confer with widow Ayrs in relation to a claim which she 
professes to have on the property of the Poor House lot 
of Smithtown, and that they have full power to act as they 
shall think best for the Town. 

Resolved that Charles A. Floyd Wm. P. Buffit and 
Joseph R. Huntting be said Committee. 

Resolved that the petition of Henry Conkling for the 
purchase of a slip of ground at the landing near his house 
be referred to a committee consisting of Supervisor and 
Commissioners of Highways to dispose of the same as they 
shall think beneficial for the town. 

Resolved that the petition of Richard O. Taylor be dis- 
posed of as above. 

Resolved that the sum of $475 be raised for the support 
of the Poor for the ensuing year. 

Resolved that the meeting adjourn to meet next annual 
Town meeting at 2 o'clock P. M., at Thomas Halliock's. 

George S. Phillips, President. 

Samuel A. Smith, Clerk. 



l62 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

At the annual Town meeting- of the Town of Smithtown, 
held on the first Tuesday of April 1833. The following 
officers were chosen and resolutions passed : 

George S. Phillips Supervisor. 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

George S. Phillips Edward W. Smith Justices. 

Wm. W. Mills Jeremiah P. Brush Richard Oakley As- 
sessors. 

Charles A. Floyd Benjamin Mills John S. Arthur Com- 
missioners of Highways. 

Thomas Halliock Nathaniel Smith Overseers of Poor. 

Joseph R. Huntting Charles A. Floyd John S. Arthur 
Commissioners of Schools. 

Samuel A. Smith Isaac W. Blydenburgh George K. 
Hubbs Inspectors of Schools. 

Jonas B. Blydenburgh Constable and Collector. 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. 

Overseers of Highways, John Newton Wm. P. Buffit 
Richard Wheeler Ebenezer Smith Ira Hubbs Amos Har- 
ned Frederick H. Smith Wm. W. Mills Edwin A. Smith 
Nathaniel Smith Richard Y. Blydenburgh Daniel Hubbs 
Nathaniel Blydenburgh Ebenezer S. Blydenburgh Ebene- 
zer Bryant George Darling Wm. F. Blydenburgh Ebene- 
zer Smith Caleb Smith. 

Clam Commissioners, George Darling Fordham Smith 
John Vail. 

Resolved that $200 be raised for the support of the Poor 
for the ensuing year. 

It was resolved before proceeding to the election of 
officers that there be three assessors and one constable 
elected for the town for the ensuing year. 

Resolved that the meeting adjourn to meet at Thomas 
Halliock's on the first Tuesday of April next at 2 o'clock 
P. M. 

George S. Phillips, Presiding Officer. 
Samuel A. Smith, Clerk. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 163 

Suffolk Co., }-ss: In pursuance of the provisions of 
the Act entitled "An Act relative to the election and 
classification of Justices of the Peace," passed April 29 
1833, We, the Supervisor and Town Clerk of the Town of 
Smithtown having this day met at the Inn of Jesse Mills 
in said town for the purpose of determining by lot the 
classes to which the several persons who were elected 
Justices of the Peace at the last annual Town meeting in 
said town, should respectively belong, in pursuance of the 
provisions of Article 4 Title 4 Chapter 5 of the 1st part of 
the Revised Statutes ; notice of the time and place of said 
meeting having been previously given to each of the 
persons sc elected Justices of the Peace, in the manner 
and form prescribed in the aforesaid article, Do Certify, 
that the following was the result of said drawing, to Wit : 
Edward H. Smith drew ballot number four, George S. 
Phillips drew ballot number three. Given under our 
hands at Smithtown, this 25th day of June 1833. 

George S. Phillips, Supervisor. 

Samuel A. Smith, Town Clerk. 

At the annual Town meeting of the Town of Smithtown 
held on the first Tuesday of April 1834, the following offi- 
cers were chosen, and resolutions passed, viz: 

George S. Phillips Supervisor. 

George H. Hubbs 4 years ) T ,.• t iL r> 

t>i ^ e™-*.u 7 t ustices of the Peace. 

I heodorus Smith 3 years ) J 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

Jeremiah P. Brush ) 

Jesse W. Floyd j- Assessors. 

Richard Oakley ) 

John S. Arthur ) 

Richard Wheeler > Commissioners of Highways. 

Benjamin Mills ) 

Thomas Halliock ) r\ t r> 

r>- 1 jTrr>ij u ui Overseers ol Poor. 
Richard r. Blydenburgh 



164 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Joseph R Huntting ) Commissioners 

John S Arthur > q{ Common Schools. 

Samuel A. Smith ) 

Isaac W. Blydenburgh ) 

George E. Little > Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Timothy C. Smith ) 

Charles A. Floyd Town Sealer. 

Jonas B. Blydenburgh Constable and Collector. 
Overseers of Highways. 

John Newton Wm. P. Buffit Richard Wheeler Jacob 
Nichols Ira Hubbs John Wicks Frederich H. Smith Wm. 
W. Mills Edwin A. Smith Lewis Mills Lyman B. Smith 
Daniel Hubbs James Petty Theodorus Smith Jeffery Soper 
Tohn Vail Wm. F. Blydenburgh Jesse W. Floyd Caleb 
Smith. 

Clam Commissioners David L'Homedieu Samuel A. 
Smith Lewis Mills. 

Resolved before proceeding to the election that there 
be three assessors elected for the ensuing year. 

Resolved that an amount of tax not collectable by the 
Collector be refunded to him by the overseers. 

Resolved that the Commissioners of highways with the 
Supervisor be empowered to sell to Mr. Conkling certain 
property at the landing. 

Resolved that the sum of $200 be raised for the support 
of the Poor. 

Resolved that the meeting adjourn to meet at Thomas 
Halliock's on the first Tuesday of April next at2 o'clock 

P. M. 

George S. Phillips ) Presiding 
Joshua B. Smith, ) Officers. 
Samuel A. Smith Clerk. 

At a Special Town meeting of the town of Smithtown, 
held pursuant to legal public notice on the 24th of June 
1834, for the purpose of appointing a suitable person to 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 165 

represent the interests of Smithtown at a meeting with 
Selah B. Strong on the part of Brookhaven, to settle and 
locate the boundary line between the said towns. 

Resolved that a representative be appointed. That 

Charles A. Floyd be said representative. That he be fully 

authorized to settle and locate the aforesaid line if he can 

agree with the representative of Brookhaven, if not, report 

to an after meeting. 

Joseph R. Huntting ) Tll « tl - rp , 
Joshua B. Smith j Justlces - 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

Minutes of the annual Town meeting of Smithtown held 
the 7th day of April 1835. 

Resolved that there be three assessors elected for the 
ensuing year, and that one Constable be elected. Officers 
elected : George S. Phillips Supervisor, Samuel A. Smith 
Justice of the Peace, Edward F. Smith Justice, Samuel A. 
Smith Town Clerk, Ebenezer Smith Thomas Smith Rich- 
ard Oakley Assessors, Jesse VV. Floyd John S. Arthur 
Ebenezer Smith Commissioners of Highways, Thomas 
Halliock Nathaniel Smith Overseers of Poor, Joseph R. 
Huntting" Samuel A. Smith John S. Arthur Commissioners 
of Schools, Luther Blydenburgh George F. Hubbs Rich- 
ard F. Blydenburgh Inspectors of Schools, Joseph R. 
Huntting Town sealer, Jonas B. Blydenburgh Constable 
and Collector. 

Overseers of Highways. 
John Newton Piatt Vail Richard Wheeler Jacob Nichols 
Zebulon Seaman Silas C. Strong Frederick H. Smith 
Timothy C. Smith Wm. W. Mills Henry Wells Thomas 
Halliock Daniel Hubbs James Petty Aaron S. Vail Ebene- 
zer Bryant George Darling Gilbert S. Bryant Edward H. 
Smith Richard Smith. 



l66 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Clam Commissioners Edward H. Smith Jesse W. Floyd 
Henry Wells. 

Resolved that the sum of $300 be raised for the support 
of the Poor for the ensuing - year. 

That the meeting adjourn to meet at Thomas HalliocR's 
on the first Tuesday of April next at 2 o'clock P. M. 

J. R. Huntting ) o -J- 

George S. Phillips P ^ ldln - 
George F. Hubbs ) umceis - 
Samuel A. Smith Clerk. 

At a Special Town meeting held in the Town of Smith- 
town, on the 7th day of July 1835, for the purpose of tak- 
ing into consideration the Question relative to the disputed 
boundary line between said town and the Town of Brook- 
haven, at or near Stony Brook harbor, and of adopting- 
measures for the final settlement of the disputes by choos- 
ing and authorizing suitable persons to meet and confer 
with such persons from the said town of Brookhaven, as 
now or may be chosen for the same purpose with full 
power to make such final settlement. 

Resolved that Adam Smith and Ebenezer Smith be ap- 
pointed Commissioners to confer with those of Brookhaven, 
and to make a final settlement. 

George S. Phillips, Presiding Officer. 

Samuel A. Smith, Clerk. 

Minutes of the annual Town meeting of the Town of 
Smithtown, held the 5th day of April 1836. 

Resolved that there be three assessors elected for the 
ensuing year. That there be one constable elected. 

List of Officers elected : 

George S. Phillips Supervisor. 

George S. Phillips Justice, regular term. 

Richard Wheeler, Justice 



► For the vacancies. 
Samuel A. Smith, Justice 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. l6j 

Samuel A. Smith Town Clerk. 

Nathaniel Smith Richard Oakley Theodorus Smith, 
Assessors. 

Wm. W. Mills Ebenezer Smith, major, John S. Arthur 
Commissioners of Highways. 

Thomas Hallock Nathaniel Smith 2nd Overseers of Poor. 

Joseph R. Huntting Jonas B. Blydenburgh Richard 
Blydenburgh 2d, Commissioners of Schools. George R. 
R. Hubbs Leonard W. Lawrence Luther Blydenburgh 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Joseph R. Huntting Town sealer. 

Luther Blydenburgh Constable and Collector. 

List of Overseers of highways as follows : 

Richard D. Mills 1, Piatt Vail 2, Richard Wheeler 3, 
Jacob Nicholl 4, Zebulon Seaman 5, Joseph Willis 6, 
Frederick H. Smith 7, Timothy C. Smith 8, Samuel Bai- 
ley 9, Henry Wells 10, Thomas Halliock 11, Thomas W. 
Wood 12, Joseph L'Hommedieu 13, Samuel Burt 14, Ebe- 
nezer Bryant 15, Ebenezer Jayne 16, Edwin A. Smith 17, 
Edward H. Smith 18, Caleb Smith 19. 

Clam Commissioners, States Bill, Fordham Smith, Henry 
Wells. 

Resolved that the sum of $400 be raised for the support 
of the Poor. 

That the Commissioners of Highways treat with Mr. 
Conkling relative to purchasing or otherwise the Dock to 
him and R. Blydenburgh now leased. 

That Ebenezer Smith, at the head of the Harbor, have 
the privilege of planting oysters in the head ol the Harbor 
opposite his house, one hundred yards from low water 
mark, and as far north as his land extends. 

That if any Ram shall stray from the enclosure of the 
owner between the 1st day of July and the first day of 
November, the owner shall be subject to a penalty of two 
dollars, to be sued for on the application of any person, 



1 68 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

by the Overseers of the Poor, to be recovered for the use 
of the town. 

That a bill of Doctor Bowers of $16.25, against the 
town for professional service be allowed. 

That the Town Clerk be authorized to transcribe such 
of the Records of the town as in his opinion need trans- 
cribing, and present his bill to the town auditors at their 
next meeting for payment. 

That the meeting adjourn till the 1st Tuesday of April 
next at 2 o'clock P. M., at Thomas Halliock's. 

George S. Phillips, ) Presiding 
George K. Hubbs, j officers. 

Samuel A. Smith, Clerk. 



Town of Smithtown 
Suffolk County. 

Pursuant to the provisions of the revised Statutes, and 
of the several Acts relating to the election and classifica- 
tion of Justices of the Peace, We do hereby certify that 
we the said Supervisor and Town Clerk attended at the 
house of Thomas Halliock in said town on the 15th day of 
April 1836, (being the day appointed by the Supervisor 
for that purpose) to determine by lot the classes to which 
Richard Wheeler and Samuel A. Smith, who were seve- 
rally elected Justices of the Peace at the last annual Town 
meeting, to supply the then existing vacancies in said 
town, should respectively belong, and that on drawing 
the ballots prepared for that purpose in pursuance of the 
statute, aforesaid, it appeared that Samuel A. Smith drew 
ballot Number one, and that Richard Wheeler drew ballot 
number four. 

Given under our hands at Smithtown this 15th day of 
April, 1836. 

George S. Phillips, Supervisor. 

Samuel A. Smith, Town Clerk. 



FIRST 



BOOK OF RECORDS 



OF 



SMITHTOWN. 



PART SECOND. 



170 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



Part Second. 

RECORD. 

First day of April 1757. Voted that no negro be found 
without a pass from his master, not to exceed one mile, if 
any are found to exceed the mile they are to be taken up 
and whippeed 20 lashes ,and their master or mistress to pay 
two shillings for the same. Note any person hath a Right 
to take them up and whip them according to this law, 
except they be going to their wives and are orderly 
fellows. 

An acount of six stray catel at Isaac Mills'es A com 
three year old stear with a slope crop on ye left ear, & 
two heffers ye same age with a hole in each ear, Branded 
with C on ye Right horn. A com two year old heffer 
with a half penny under each ear and a half penny of ye 
lower side of ye wright. A stear of two years old with a 
hole in each eare. Another stear two year old with a 
swollow fork in ye right ear and half penny under ye same. 

An acompt of 2 catel at Aaron Smiths. A red hefer 3 
year old with a crop on the right ear. A com 2 year old 
red stear with a white face, with a hole in the left ear and 
a slope in the left ear, and a slope on the upper side of the 
same ear. 

To one come 3 years old bull at Jonathan Jones, with 2 
half pennies under the left ear. 

There came to James Smiths a Red white faced stear, 
which will be four year sold next spring, artificially marked 
with an Ell on the upper side of each ear and a small 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 171 

half penny on the upper side the left eare at the end of 
the ear. 

November the 18 1725, there came to Aaron Smiths a 
a com two year old stear marked with a crop on each ear 
and a hole in the left ear. 

To 2 com two year old heffers at Jonathan Jones, marked 
with two half pennies on the upper side of the left eare. 

To 2 com fore year old red stears at James Smiths, 
marked one of them with a crop on the right ear and a 
slit on the left, the other marked with a crop on the left 
eare and a slit on the right, both branded with C on the 
horns. 

To one come two year old red stear at Job Smiths, 
marked with a slit in each ear, and nick under the left ear 
and a half penny on the upper side of the right eare. 

[Abstract.] 
[The next pages are occupied with accounts of stray 
cattle, 1725, in possession of Aaron Smith, Jonathan Jones, 
Richard Smith, Daniel Smith, Obadiah Smith, Moses 
Ackerly, Daniel Bate, Amos Willis, James Smith, John 
Scidmore, Solomon Smith ; and in 1748 in possession of 
Timothy Mills, Isaac Mills, Wm. Arthur, 1789]. 

Ear marks. 

Selah Blydenburgh. Slope under left ear and half 
penny each side of right. 

Wm. H. Smith. A slit under left, and square crop on 
right ear. 

Nathaniel Smith. Half penny over left, and square 
crop on right. 

Abraham Nuhalls. Square crop on left and half penny 
under it, and sloped crop on right. 

Ephraim Smith. 2 half pennies under left, half penny 
over right and square crop of same. 



172 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Thomas Smith, 1765, a latch uppper side of right ear, 
and a half penny under side of the left ear. 

Jan. 15 1771. Caleb Smith. A crop on off ear and a 
slope under side the near ear, and a half penny upper side 
of the slope. 

Zophar Mills' ear mark is a crop on the near ear, and a 
latch upper side of same. 

Samuel Tillison's ear mark is a slope the under side of 
each ear, and a half penny upper side of the off. 

At a town meeting of the Proprietors of Smithtown or 
the greatist part thereof held 24 day of April in the year 
1728, it was agreed that a town act might be made for the 
preserving of the timber on the Commons, and that no 
land should be taken up or fenced on the Commons with- 
out the consent of the Proprietors. 

June ye 19 Day 1750. It is agreed on by the Commis- 
sioners, Daniel Smith and Timothy Mills and the principal 
men of the town, that the meeting house now in building 
shall be set some part on the Road that comes from the 
Town to the Branch by Epenetus Smith's home lot, on 
the north side of the Country road, by us.* 

DANIEL SMITH, 
TIMOTHY MILLS. 

By virtue of an Act of General Assembly in such cases 
made and provided, wee the subscribers Commissioners 
of the highways for Smithtown, Do by the authority by 

[*The above shows the date of the building of the first 
church at Smithtown Branch. The home lot of Epenetus 
Smith occupied some ten acres of land, on the north side of 
the Country road, and west of the road to Nissequogue. The 
old house of Epenetus Smith is yet standing. — W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 73 

the said Act to us given, and by concent of the Majority 
of the Town, as well as by the concent of Epenetus Smith 
owner of the land, Do see fit for the conveniency of the 
publique, as well as for the more convenient accommo- 
dating- and settling of the Meeting House in this Town, 
to alter the highway which leads from Nissequog to the 
Country road, between the dwelling house of Epenetus 
Smith & Richard Blydenburgh to turn out of the Road as 
itt was asserted, at a red oack tree marcked on each side, 
thence running a strait course to a white oack bush where 
Epenetus Smith's fence now stands by the country road, 
so as to take off the corner of Epenetus Smith's lott be- 
tween the above mentioned line and the road as itt was 
ascerted for a publique Road, and wee the Commissioners 
by vertue of authority to us given by said Act Do give 
unto Epenetus Smith the land where the Road was former- 
ly ascerted and his heirs forever, to have, hold, use, occupy 
and possess. In testimony of which we the Commissioners 
do hereunto set our hands this twenty seventh Day of 
June in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty. 

EPENETUS SMITH. 

William Phillips ) ^ 

Daniel Smith, f Commissioners. 

To all Christian People to Whome the presents may 
come, know ye that I Epenetus Smith of Smithtown on 
Nassau Island, in the Colony of New York, for Divers 
Considerations me thereunto moving but especially for 
the Valey I have for the Gospel of Christ, Do give and 
grant unto my Brethren & the rest of the Inhabitants of 
the Township of Smithtown, and their heirs forever, the 
land where the Road was formerly ascerted Leading from 
Nessequag into the Country road, between my dwelling 
house and the house of Richard Blydenburgh, begining 



174 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

att a certain Red Oack tree and thence running to the 
Country road, Including all the land where the Road for- 
merly was ascerted, which land is given to me by the 
Commissioners of highway for Smithtown by vertue of an 
Act of Assembly, Commissioning them to lay out a high- 
way through the corner of my lot, which land I give to be 
appropriated to the use of a protestant prispiterian Dis- 
senting Meeting Hous, always provided that there shall 
never be any alteration made in such road as now altered 
and ascerted to the Damiging of me or my heirs att no 
time hereafter for ever. 

Given under my hand and seal in Smithtown this twenty 
seventh Day of June Anno Dom. 1750. 

EPENETUS SMITH. 

George Phillips 
Caleb Smith. 

To all Christian people Whome these presents may 
concern, Know ye that I Obadiah Smith of Smithtown on 
Nassau Island, in the Colony of New York for Divers 
Considerations me thereunto moving, but more especially 
from the Desire I have to promote the Gospel of Christ 
among my Bretheren and Townsmen, Do by these presents 
voluntaryly, freely and absolutely Give & grant unto my 
Brethren with all the Inhabitants of the Township of 
Smithtown & to their heirs & successors forever, a certain 
peace of land scituate in Smithtown aforesaid near adjoin- 
ing the County road, Between the dwelling Hous of Mr. 
Richard Blydenburgh & the dwelling Hous of Epenetus 
Smith, Bounded on the west by the road leading to Smith- 
town, on the southeast by the path leading to Brookhaven 
& extending as said path runs five rods, from thence run- 
ning such a course to the road leading to Smithtown as 
will Include a Quarter of one acre between said paths to 
be appropriated to the sacred use of Building a hous upon 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 75 

for the publique Worship ot God in a Prisbiterian Dis- 
senting forme forever, & I the said Obadiah Smith for my- 
self and heirs executors & administrators do covenant with 
the Inhabitants of Smithtown their heirs and successors, 
that before the ensealing hereof I am the true sole and 
lawful owner of the above granted premises, and am law- 
fully seized & possessed of the same in my own right as a 
good estate of Inheritance in fee simple & have in myself 
Good rightfuli power & lawfull authority to grant the 
same in manner as aforesaid, and that the Inhabitants of 
Smithtown may from time to time & at all times hereafter 
lawfully Quietly & peaceably hold and use the above 
granted premises in manner and form for which itt [is] 
alone appropriated, free and clear from all manner of for- 
mer Gifts, grants, sales or Incumbrances whatsoever. 
Furthermore I the said Obadiah Smith do Covenant and 
agree to warrant and defend the Inhabitants of Smithtown 
their heirs and successors in Quiet and peaceable posses- 
sion of the premises against the just & lawfull claims and 
Demands of any persons whatever forever hereafter. In 
Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal this 
12 Day of June in the twenty fourth year of his Majesties 
Reign Anno Dom. 1750. OBADIAH SMITH. 

In pesence 

Daniel Smith Jr 

Epenetus Smith. 

Resolutions Passed at Public Meeting. 

First, That every free man's property is absolutely his 
own, and that no man hath a right to take it from him 
without his consent expressed either by himself or his 
Representatives. 

2. That therefore all Taxes and Duties imposed on his 
Majesties subjects in the American Colonies by authority 
of Parliament, are wholly unconstitutional and a plain 



Ij6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

violation of the most essential rights of British subjects. 

3. That the act of Parliament lately passed for shutting 
up the Port of Boston, or any other means or device under 
colour or pretence of Law to compel them or any other 
his Majesties American subjects to submit to Parliament- 
ary Taxation are subversive of their just and Constitu- 
tional liberty. 

4. That our Brethren at Boston are now suffering in the 
common cause of British America. 

5. That therefore it is the indispensible Duty of all ye 
Colonys upon the Continent to unite in some mutual 
measures for the repeal of the said Act, for shutting up 
the port of Boston, and every act of Parliament whereby 
they are taxed for raising a Revenue. 

6. That it is the Opinion of this meeting that the most 
•effectual means for obtaining a speedy Repeal of ye said 
acts will be to brake off all Commercial Intercourse with 
Great Britain Ireland and the English West India Islands. 

7. And we do hereby declare ourselves ready to unite 
into these or such other measures as shall be agreed upon 
by a General Congress, and lastly we do chuse and appoint 
Solomon Smith, Daniel Smith and Thomas Tredwell for a 
Committee for this town, to act in conjunction with the 
Committees of the other Towns in the County as [a] gen- 
erall Committee for the County, to correspond with the 
Committee of New York. 

Att a Town meeting of the Inhabitants of Smithtown on 
the 9th day of August 1774 it was voted that the Com- 
mittee mentioned in the within resolves are fully impow- 
«red in conjunction with the Committee of the other 
towns in this County to chuse a delegate or delegates to 
represent this County at the General Congress. 

8. That the expenses of attending said Congress be a 
County charge. That the said Committee be fully em- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 77 

powered on the behalf of this town in conjunction with 
the Committees aforesaid to act and do all that shall be 
necessary in defence of our just rights and liberties against 
the unconstitutional attacks of the British ministry and 
Parliament until another Committee be appointed. 

DANIEL SMITH, Clerk. 

To all whom it may Concern. We the subscribers being 
a majority of the Overseers of the poor of the town of 
Smithtown in the County of Suffolk, and two of the Jus- 
tices of the Peace of the said County do hereby certify 
that the negro man slave named Charles, belonging to 
Thomas Tredwell Esquire, now dwelling in Smithtown 
afforesaid, appeareth to be under fifty years of age, and of 
sufficient ability to provide for himself. Given under our 
hands the fourth day of January in the year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight. 

PH1LETUS SMITH 
CALEB SMITH 
JONAS MILLS 
JEREMIAH PLATT. 

Be it known to all whom it may concern, that I Thomas 
Tredwell of Smithtown in the County of Suffolk Esquire, 
for and in consideration of the fidelity and past services of 
my negro man slave named Charles, aged about twenty 
six years, and for Divers other good causes and considera- 
tions me hereunto moving, Have manumitted, and by these 
presents do fully freely and absolutely manumit, make free 
and set at liberty, my said negro man slave named Charles, 
and I do hereby for myself my heirs, executors and ad- 
ministrators absolutely relinquish and release all my right 
title property claim and demand, in and to the said Charles 
or any future service or services from him as a slave, and 
I do hereby declare it to be my intention that he should 



I78 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

be henceforth deemed taken and adjudicated to be free, 
agreeably to the statute in that case made and provided. 

In witness whereof I the said Thomas Tredwell have 
hereunto set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of Janu- 
ary in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and eightv eight. 

Sealed and delivered THOMAS TREDWELL. 

in the presence of 

Mary P. Tredwell. 

[Abstract] 

Philetus Smith and Samuel Phillips Overseers and Jonas 
Mills' and Jeremiah Piatt, Justices, certify that Cesar and 
Jude, negro slaves are under 50 years of age, and able to 
provide for themselves. July 1790. Slaves of Samuel 
Phillips, Esq. Thomas Floyd and Richard Blydenburgh, 
Overseers, and John Howard and Jeremiah Piatt Justices 
Certify the same of negro Ezekiel, slave of Caleb Smith 
who is about to free him. May 9, 1793. 

[Abstract.] 

Same certificate concerning Tone, slave of Thomas 
Floyd, Nov. 15 1792, who emancipates him same day, 

Same concerning negro Charles, slave of Mills Phillips, 
March 22, 1798. 

Isaac Smith manumits slave, Stephen Harney, Jan. 11, 
1796. 

Smithtown Dec. 19, 1789. We the subscribers Com- 
missioners of Highways in Smithtown for the year 1789, 
do assert and lay out for a Publick highway, a road three 
rods wide from Willetts old path, so called near the head 
of the river upon the line between Winnecomack Patent 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 79 

and Smithtown Patent, unto Whitman's hollow so called, 
to be a rod and half in Smithtown, and a rod and half in 
Winnecomack. The line between the two Patents to be 
the middle of said road, excepting to shun a bad hill where 
Gilbert Wickes formerly lived, it shall turn into Smith- 
town in a convenient hollow which soon leads to the line. 
Also a Publick highway in Winnecomack Patent from 
Willetts old path so called near the head of the river, two 
rods wide, eastward as far down the swamp as Smithtown 
have laid for a publick watering place at the division of 
the township to be added to what Smithtown have left 
common for a watering place. WM. ARTHUR 

JONAS MILLS Jr. 

Smithtown, December 19, 1789. We the subscribers 
Commissioners of highways for Smithtown for the year 
1789, do assert and lay out for a Publick highway three 
rods in width, a highway from the country road to lead 
by Paul Smiths, to Benjamin Nicolls, and southward from 
thence through Winnecomack Patent as the road now 
runs to Islip line. CALEB SMITH 

WM. ARTHUR 
JONAS MILLS Jr. 

We the subscribers Commissioners of highways for 
Smithtown and Islip for the year 1789, do in conjunction 
assert and lay out a Publick highway three rods in width, 
Beginning at the southeastern side of the road leading 
from the Branch to Jacob and Timothy Wheelers nearly 
opposite to Thomas Wheelers house at the centre or mid- 
dle between the two lines, the one run by George Town- 
send at the Division of the township, the other by Solo- 
man Ketcham as the lines Dividing Smithtown and Islip 
running from the head of the river to Roconkamy pond, 
to keep in the middle between said two lines, and to extend 



180 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

two rods wide southward from the said centre or middle 
as far as the Trustees of Wm. Nicoll's estate have sold. 
And we reserved two rods for a road, and one rod to the 
northward of said centre or middle line the same distance. 
Then from the centre or middle of said two lines one rod 
and a half each way so as to make a road three rods wide, 
extending toward Roconkamy pond until it comes to the 
hill a little westward of Gibbs old, or Nicoll's old road so 
called, from thence to turn northeastward into Smithtown 
where it shall be most convenient for a road, until it comes 
to Jonathan Smiths path, so called, then along said path 
until it shall cross Roconkamy beach to Brookhaven line. 
JOHN EDWARDS ) Commissioners 
OBADIAH SEAMAN f for Islip. 

WM LE ART M HUR i Commissioners 

JONAS MILLS Jr. j for Smithtown, 

Smithtown June the 5, 1792. We the subscribers Com- 
missioners of Highways for Smithtown for the year 1792, 
by vertue of the authority to us by law given, Do exchange 
with Caleb Smith for the road from the southwest corner 
of his eastern field, leading into the country road, between 
his house and well, a road from the southwest corner of 
said field to come into the country road about forty rods 
east of his Barn. 

RICHARD SMITH 
WM. WICKHAM MILLS 

Commissioners of Highways. 

[Abstract.] 

Certificate of Jeremiah Piatt and John Howard, Justices, 
and Richard Blydenburgh and Epenetus Smith Jr Over 
seers, that negro Tamer, slave of Isaac Buffet, is under 50 
.and able to support herself. Nov. 27, 1792. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. l8l 

At the request of Mr. Aaron Smith and Mr. Obacliah 
Smith both of Smithtown, County of Suffolk, and State of 
New York, the Commissioners of said town met in order 
to open a certain highway. 

August the 29, 1792. Mr. Jonathan Mills Sr says that 
there was a road publickly made use of from Mr. Gilbert 
Smiths house to Obadiah Smiths house, as frequently used 
as the lower road. Mr. Obadiah Smith Sr. his evidence 
exactly coresponds with Mr. Jonathan Mills. Mr. Daniel 
Smith of the place his evidence corresponds as the above. 
Mr. Eliphalet Smiths evidence is exact with the above. 
Mr. Philetus Smith's evidence is exact with the above. 
Mr. Floyd Smith's evidence is that he heard old Mr. 
Joseph Smith say that he left a road upon the west side 
of the swamp for the convenience of the Publick. Note 
the above named evidence is taken by the mutual consent 
of both parties. It is the opinion of us the under written 
names Commissioners that the road shall be opened from 
Charles Smiths welFor from the fence joyning it four rods 
wide to the westward and down to the head of the Har- 
bour, as the eastward fence now stands.* 

PHILETUS SMITH 

RICHARD SMITH 

WM. WICKHAM MILLS. 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways for 
Islip and Smithtown for the year 1789 do in conjunction 
assert and lay out for a publick highway a road three rods 
wide to begin at Willetts old path so called, where Smith- 

*The house of Charles Smith is still standing on the north 
side of the road leading from St. James to the head of the har- 
bor. This is the road mentioned above. The old house was 
built for Charles Smith by his facher, Job Smith, (son of Job 
Smith 2nd) in 1775. It is now owned by Mrs. Mary Dayton, 
granddaughter of Charles Smith. 



182 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

town have laid out for a public watering place northward 
of Benjamin Nicolls house, to run from thence through 
Caleb Smiths lot until it comes to the swamp about twenty 
rods from Caleb Smiths house, then across the swamp into 
Joshua Smiths lot cutting off a triangular lot of land from 
said lot south westward of an apple tree, thence to run a 
rod and half each way from the centre of the two lines, the 
one run by George Townsend the other by Solomon 
Ketcham as the Division between Smithtown and Islip, 
and so to extend eastward three rods wide until it comes 
to the road leading from the Branch by Thomas Wheelers 
house to be a rod and half each way from the centre of 
said two lines, Excepting to avoid a bad hill upon the west 
side of the wolf pit branch, where it shall turn off into 
Joshua Smiths lot, and reserving to Thomas Wheeler the 
land on which his house stands provided the road should 
take any part of it. 
JOSEPH UDALL CALEB SMITH 

OBADIAH SEAMAN WM. ARTHUR 

Commissioners for JONAS MILLS Jr. 

Islip. Commissioners for Smithtown. 

We the subscribers, Commissioners of Highways for 
Smithtown for the year 1790, do assert and lay out a road 
for a publick highway from the road leading from the 
Preaching house to Mills pond, to run from the foresaid 
road upon the line between Micah Smiths fifty acre lot, 
and Thomas Floyds* to be three rods wide until it comes 
to the road leading from Nessequag to Mills pond. 

CALEB SMITH 
WM. ARTHUR 
JONAS MILLS Jr. 

*This road is probably between Lots 10 and 11. See map 
of the Fifty Acre Lots. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 183 

[Abstract.] 

Certificate that negro Oliver, slave of Joshua Smith, is 
under 50, and able to support himself, Aug. 16, 1796. 
Same concerning Mary, slave of Ruth Blydenburgh. 

We the Commissioners of Highways for the township 
of Smithtown in the County of Suffolk, who were legally 
chosen for the present year, on Tuesday the 25 day of 
April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
and ninety six, have seen proper the 26 day of May in the 
year above mentioned to lay out a road three rods wide 
which is to be a publick road or highway, through the 
lands of several persons as followeth Beginning at the 
road that leads from Samuel Phillips mill to Bread and 
Cheese Hollow in or near a direct line of the road that 
leads from David Smiths to the above mentioned road, 
and so running northwardly forty nine rods through David 
Smiths land, then running through Alexander Lewis and 
Solomon Carls lands, one hundred and twenty four rods, 
then through Joseph Bunces land fifty seven rods, then 
through Gamaliel Conklings land one hundred twenty and 
two rods, then through Daniel Brushes land adjoining 
Gamaliel Conklings line that divides said Brushes land 
from Conklings eight rods to the road that leads from 
Samuel Phillips mills to fresh pond, the whole distance of 
the above described road being bounded as the road now 
runs through the several tracts, then across said road 
through the lots of Daniel Brush and Gamaliel Conkling, 
as laid out, fifty rods, then through Daniel Brushes and 
Jonah Sopers lots, being sixteen rods, to the path that 
leads from Daniel Brushes through the lots and woods to 
where Solomon Smith now lives, then along said path, 
eastwardly eighty seven rods throughrjonah Sopers land, 
then three hundred and twenty rods through the lands of 



184 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Jeffrey Smith as laid out marked and staked by us and 
appraised by a Jury who were taken for that purpose. 

ISAAC SMITH 
SAMUEL OAKLEY. 

We the Commissioners of Smithtown in the year 1797, 
do agree and consent that Nathaniel Smith hang two gates 
across the highway that leads from heather brook to 
Stony Brook mills, one of said gates to hang where the 
highway enters his land, and the other upon side of his 
land, or where the highway enters his farm from the east 
side. The said Nathaniel Smith do agree with the Com- 
missioners to let travelers and inhabitants have the privi. 
lege of traveling the way under shore which is comonly 
used at present and put no other obstructions upon said 
way but two easy swinging gates. 

CALEB SMITH, 
RICHARD SMITH 3d. 

We the Subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of Smithtown in the year 1797, do hereby stop a 
publick road laid out last year, leading from Indian Head 
to Mr. Jeffrey Smiths old house. It appearing to us on 
viewing the Premises to be useful to individuals only and 
ought therefore to be paid for by them and not by the 
Town at large. 

May 26, 1797. NATHANIEL SMITH 

RICHARD SMITH 3d. 

Smithtown n July 1797. 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 

town of Smithtown. do agree with Benjamin B. Blyden- 

burgh to exchange the road leading from the southwest 

corner of Epenetus Smiths orchard, to Blydenburghs 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 85 

landing, from the place where it has been formerly record- 
ed, to the place where it is now open.* 

TIMOTHY MILLS. 

ELIAS SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Philetus Smith manumits his slave Mike, commonly 
known by the name of Mike Hunter. In accordance with 
law passed March 29, 1799, entitled An Act for the grad- 
ual abolition of Slavery. 

January the 14, 1800. We the Commissioners of high- 
ways do hereby permit Solomon Smith to keep a good 
swinging gate near his house where there is now a gate, 
on the road which goes to the landing. 

TIMOTHY MILLS 
ADAM SMITH 
ELIAS SMITH'. 

May the 19, 1800. We the Commissioners of highways 
do hereby permit Clark Wheeler to turn the road that 
runs by his house on the line between him and Joseph 
Blydenburgh. SAMUEL OAKLEY. 

ADAM SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Manumission of Robin, slave of Wm. Mills, Jan. 27, 1801. 

Also manumission of Simon, Slave of Jesse Smith, Jan. 
27, 1801. 

Also Catharine, slave of Benjamin B. Blydenburgh, 
Aug. 27, 1802. 

*This is the highway known as the Landing Road. This 
road where it joined the Country road was originally a little 
farther west. 



1 86 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

December the 3d 1801. We the subscribers Commis- 
sioners of Highways, do hereby permit Richard Smith 
Esq to keep two swinging gates on the highway that leads 
from Nessequag to the Long Beach, one on the top of the 
hill wheare there is now a swinging gate, and the other 
near the shore where there is now a pair of Bars. 

JOSHUA SMITH 
MILLS PHILLIPS 
ADAM SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Manumission of Joseph, slave of Capt. Hamilton Dar- 
ling, May 12, 1802. 

Also of Cato, slave of Jedediah Mills, Jan. 25, 1803. 

We the Commissioners of Highways of Smithtown 
record a Publick road three rods wide from the main 
Country road leading from Smithtown to Setaulket, begin- 
ning at the east end of Mills pond, thence southerly on 
the old road leading to Timothy Millers until it comes to 
the land of the late Jesse Smith and Jonathan Mills, thence 
on the line between them to the Moriches road. 
Smithtown 15 March 1804. 

MILLS PHILLIPS 
JOSHUA SMITH Jr 
ADAM SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Manumission of James, a negro slave, by Nathaniel 
Smith and Jonas Smith, executors of Micah Smith, April 
1 1803. 

Also of Betty, slave of Wm. W. Mills. 

Also of Zophar, slave of Caleb Smith. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 87 

We the Commissioners of Highways in Smithtown 
allow the Indian Head road westward of Zebulon Sea- 
mans house to remain as altered by said Seaman. 

Smithtown 15 March 1804. MILLS PHILLIPS 

JOSHUA SMITH Jr 
ADAM SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Manumission of Benjamin, slave of Abm Smith, April 
25, 1804. 

Also of Cesar, slave of Rev. Luther Gleason. 

Also of Captain, slave of Capt. Wm Blydenburgh. 

Also of Peter, slave of Micah Smith. 

Also of Phillip slave of Wm Wickham Mills. 

Also of Reese, slave of Jonas Smith. 

Also of Nanny Cesar, slave of Thomas Hallock. 

Also of Arch, slave of Thomas Hallock. 

Also of Hagar and Daniel, slaves of Jeffrey Smith. 

Also of Margaret, slav2 of Caleb Smith. 

Suffolk County : 

For as much as an application hath been made to us the 
undersigned Commissioners for the town of Smithtown, 
in said Countv, by Richard Smith and John Floyd Esqrs, 
for the closing of a certain road or Publick highway, lead- 
ing from the Neaborhood of Nissequag to the head of 
Stony Brook harbor, by or through the lands of the afore- 
said Richard Smith and John Floyd. And Whereas we 
the said Commissioners having taken a view of the afore- 
said road and the premises adjacent thereunto we are 
unanimously of opinion that the same is not of Publick 
utility sufficient to warrant its being kept open and worked 
as such. We do therefore order and direct that Richard 
Smith and John Floyd be, and they are hereby authorized 



1 88 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

to close the aforesaid road in manner following, that is to 
say, Beginning at a certain Cedar bush standing on the 
south side of the road in John Clarks fence blaised on the 
north side, from thence westward as the road now runs to 
its junction with the highway leading from the Neighbor- 
hood of Nissequag to the Branch. Given under our 
hands at Smithtown the 26 day of April, 1808. 

JOSHUA SMITH. 

MILLS PHILLIPS. 

EL1AS SMITH. 

[Abstract.] 

Manumission of Jemima, slave of Jeremiah Piatt, and 
Ruth, slave of Isaac Buffett, and Samson, slave of Mills 
Phillips, 1809. 

Suffolk County : 

Be it Remembered that we the undersigned Commis- 
sioners of Highways for the town of Smithtown in said 
County have laid out a Publick road from the west side 
of Nissequag river opposite the landing commonly called 
Blydenburghs landing, through the meadow of Adam 
Smith and the upland of Adam Darling, Ebenezer Jayne 
and John Vail, as it now runs to the meadow road three 
rods wide. Given under our hands in Smithtown this 16 
day of December 1809. 

MILLS PHILLIPS 
JOSHUA SMITH 
ELIAS SMITH. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways for the 
town of Smithtown being called to alter or exchange a 
certain highway at a place called Heather brook, do order 
and determine, that the highway at said place shall be 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 1 89 

altered or exchanged in the following - manner, to wit • 
the north bounds beginning- at the corner of Nathaniel 
Smiths fence, thence running a straight line westwardly 
until it comes opposite the west end of Jonas Hawkins Jr 
house thence the north bounds of the road to be twenty 
one feet south of the house, thence twelve feet north of 
the path as it now runs, and is marked until it comes near 
opposite the Still house, thence the bounds to be four rods 
north of the Still house as it now stands, and from thence 
twelve feet north of the path as aforesaid to the shore. 
The above alteration is made by the consent of Mr. Na- 
thaniel Smith he being present at the time. Done at 
Smithtown the 23 day of June 1810. 

JOSHUA SMITH Jr 
CALEB SMITH 
NATHANIEL SMITH. 

August 11, 1 8 10. We the Subscribers, Commissioners 
of highways in and for the Town of Hunttington and Smith- 
town, have regulated a highway beginning at a white oak 
stump standing in the middle of said highway at the head 
of Bread and Cheese hollow, running from said stump 
south six degrees and one quarter west, eighty six chains 
and sixty links, to a white oak tree standing in the middle 
of said highway near the house of Isaac Burr, thence on 
the same course till it comes nearly opposite Moses Burr's 
barn, and thence as the Highway runs Southward by the 
house of Jeffrey A. Woodhull, being four rods wide all 
the way. SAMUEL CARLL r f 

MOSES SCUDDER „ ™ * 
RICHARD OAKLEY H " ntl »g ton - 

JOSHUA SMITH Jr c f 

NATHANIEL SMITH c •"? 
CALEB SMITH. Smithtown. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways for 



190 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the town of Smithtown for the year 1812, having regulat- 
ed the highway between the Patents of Smithtown and 
Winnecomack as laid out in the year 1789, do determine 
the bounds of said highway to be as follows : Beginning 
at Willetts old path at a stone there placed as the north 
bounds of the highway, thence running westward by a 
line of stones placed as the north bounds of the road until 
it comes to the southwest corner of Caleb Smiths lot now 
improved by lessee Haff. Excepting however to shun a 
hill where Gilbert Weeks formerly lived, the road to turn 
into Smithtown as it now runs, The standing timber as it 
now is to be the north bounds. 

Smithtown JOSHUA SMITH 

23 March, 1812. NATHANIEL SMITH 3d. 

Smithtown March the 23 1812. These are to certify 
that we the Subscribers, Commissioners of highways for 
the said Town of Smithtown for the year 1812, have this 
day made an exchange of the highway that is recorded on 
our records in the words following : (Also another road 
two poles wide from the head of Rattle Snake Swamp, so 
running through the Hollow lot so keeping the Hollow 
up to the plains, so going as it was marked by Jonas Piatt 
till it comes to Hunttington bounds) Said exchange is made 
so far as the said road runs through the lands now belong- 
ing to Joseph Bunce, Beginning at the corner of said 
Bunce's southeast cleared lot at the northeast corner, said 
road bounded on the west by the fence as it now stands 
to the woods, thence a straight line to the path, bearing a 
southwest course along said path, to a leading Hollow, 
[and] down said hollow to where we have placed a stone, 
then bearing more west along said path to where we have 
placed another stone by the old Hollow Road. Said 
stones are on the south east side of said road or highway, 
thence running southwest to the highway between Smith- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



I 9 1 



town and Hunttington where we have placed a stone on 
the north side of said road. The exchange was made by 
the consent of and in the presence of Joseph Bunce, b)- us. 

CALEB SMITH 
NATHN'L SMITH 
JOSHUA SMITH. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown, do assert and lay out one rod and 
an half in addition to the road commonly called the Cord 
wood Road, on the east side of said road, through the 
lands of Jonas Smith, beginning at a road on the east side 
of the road nearly opposite the division line between the 
lands of Jonas Smith and Ebenezer Smith, so running to- 
wards the harbour as the road now runs to where the two 
paths going down the hill now come together near the 
landing. 

Smithtown JOSHUA SMITH 

24 December 1812. JOHN SMITH. 

August the 6, 1814. Then laid out by the Commissioners 
of Smithtown a Road leading down the Hether brook to 
the Harbour, three rods wide as follows : Beginning at a 
willow tree standing at the north end of the dam or pond 
and adjoining the road that leads from the Head of the 
Harbour to Stony Brook, from the said willow tree north- 
erly three rods to a mark on the fence, thence southerly 
and westerly down the said Hollow to the southwest 
corner of the Still house, thence to a cedar bush marked 
standing in the edge of the bank, thence to a heap of 
stones on the point at the Harbour, this being the north 
side of the road, thence from the heap of stones at the 
Harbour three rods south to a stake stuck in the meadow, 
thence easterly up the said Hollow to the first named 



I92 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

bounds, the willow tree. This road is laid out and ex- 
changed back for a road formerly exchanged on the hill 
by former Commissioners. JOHN FLOYD 

ABRAM SMITH. 

Smithtown 29, August 1814. We the undersigned Com- 
missioners of Highways for Smithtown for the year 1814, 
do assert and lay out as a public highway three rods wide, 
beginning opposite Daniel Hubbes barn, and running on 
the east side of the line of Epenetus Smiths land until it 
comes opposite the barn of Ira Hubbes, thence in a south 
eastwardly direction to the division line between the lands 
of Ira Hubbes and Jonathan Brush at the olc. road, thence 
as the old road now runs by George Wheeler's to the 
highway between Smithtown and Islip. And we [so] far 
as said Roads run on the land of Daniel and Ira Hubbes 
it is exchanged for the old road by their consent. The 
above highway is laid out and entered of record agreeably 
to the provisions of the 2nd section of the Statute entitled, 
An Act to regulate highways in the County of Suffolk, 
Queens and Kings, passed the 2nd of April 1818. 

JOSHUA SMITH. 

ABRAM SMITH. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
Smithtown, being duly qualified agreeable to second sec- 
tion of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York, 
entitled An act to regulate highways in the Counties of 
Suffolk, Queens and Kings, to hear judge and determine 
on a dispute between Caleb Smith Esq and Abraham 
Nicolls, touching and concerning an incroachment on a 
publick watering place at the head of Nissequage river, 
having heard the testimony of the most aged men who 
show a bunch of maple sprouts standing near Samuel 
Brushes tan house, as the spot or place heretofore located 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 193 

and agreed upon as the head of said river, and having 
heard the proofs and allegations of the parties and mature- 
ly considered the same, Do Adjudge that on a straight 
line being drawn from the aforesaid bunch of maple sprouts 
westward to Willetts old path, so called, to strike the 
middle of the highway between the Patents of Smithtown 
and Winnecomack, one and a half rods south of a stone 
placed as the north bounds of said highway by Willetts 
old path, that so far as the fence or improvements of 
Abraham Nicholls is to the north of said line he has en- 
croached on the publick watering place in Smithtown, and 
we direct that he remove the same, and further that a par- 
allel line being drawn with the aforesaid line ten rods 
north from the middle of the highway at Willetts old path 
eastward and until a parallel line with said Willetts old 
path •will strike the aforesaid bunch of maple sprouts, that 
all improvements within the aforesaid lines are encroach- 
ments on the Publick watering place. 

December 1814. JOSHUA SMITH 

JOHN FLOYD 
ABRAM SMITH. 

Suffolk County : Be it remembered that the Com. 
missioners of Highways of the Town of Smithtown have 
on this 25th day of November 1815, exchanged with Ebe- 
nezer Jayne of said town the following Property, viz : the 
said Jayne to have adjoining in front of his house 440 
square feet of ground, ten feet in width and forty four feet 
in length, for which we take as an equivalent, land north 
and west of his house, beginning from the line between 
Adam Smiths and said Jayne, extending seventy feet 
towards Jaynes house, and six feet four inches in width. 

JOSHUA SMITH 
JOHN FLOYD 
ABRAM SMITH. 



194 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Suffolk County : Be it remembered that Whereas 
the Commissioners of Highways for the town of Smith- 
town did on the 16th day of December 1809, lay out a 
Publick road from the west side of Nissequage river op- 
posite the landing- commonly called Blydenburghs land- 
ing, through the meadow of Adam Smith, and the upland 
of Adam Darling, Ebenezer Jayne and John Vail as it then 
ran to the meadow road as by record thereof may appear. 
Now Therefore we the Commissioners of the town afore- 
said Do extend the same road from the commencement 
thereof across the said river to said landing. 

November 25, 1815. JOSHUA SMITH 

JOHN FLOYD 
ABM. SMITH. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
Smithtown in the County of Suffolk for the year eighteen 
hundred and sixteen, being called upon to regulate and 
ascertain a certain highway from Jones Point leading to 
Indian Head, commonly called Jones Point or Lawrences 
road, Have determined that said road begins at high water 
mark and from thence north fifty six degrees east, to the 
Creek or Channel leading from Jones Point to Swaxs hol- 
low, from the aforesaid high water mark South eighty six 
degrees west one chain and thirty five links to an apple 
tree standing on the edge of the bank by the cove, and so 
running from the Creek or Channel southwardly up the 
hollow four rods wide as staked and marked out by us to 
the Sunken meadow road. But for a more minute and 
particular description of said road with the courses, dis- 
tances and limitts thereof reference may be had to a chart 
and survey of it made by Moses Brush bearing even date 
herewith and filed in the Clerk's office of Smithtown. 

December 30, 1816. JOSHUA SMITH. 

JOHN VAIL. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 195 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown, in the County of Suffolk, for the 
year 1816, Have by the consent and at the request of 
Thomas Hallock, exchanged a certain highway running 
through his lands, viz : beginning at the old Sunken Mead- 
ow road, to the west of his cider mill house, and so run- 
ning north of the cider mill house through the lands of 
the said Thomas Hallock eastwardly, and to the north of 
the house formerly owned by Gamaliel Conkling two rods 
wide as staked and marked out by us, until it forms a 
junction with the old Sunken Meadow road to the west of 
a deep hollow in Thomas Hallock's lot, on the north side 
of the old road. JOSHUA SMITH 

JOHN VAIL. 

December 30, 18 16. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
Smithtown in the County of Suffolk for the year 1817, 
being called upon to regulate a certain Highway leading 
from the shore on the west side of the river between the 
lands of John Vail and Elias Smith to the meadow road 
so called to the west of John Vails house Do adjudge and 
determine that said road be regulated to wit beginning at 
a [ The record stops hereJ] 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways for 
Smithtown in Suffolk County on application to us, have 
laid out a highway three rods wide from the house of 
Silas C. Strong as the road now goes, eastward to the land 
of John Wicks, thence on the line dividing the lands of 
the said John Wicks and the lands heretofore of Moses 
Wicks Jr. one and a half rods on each side of the afore- 
said line, and so running as laid out by us until it forms a 
junction with the highway between the Patents of Winne- 
comack and Smithtown, to the west of the dwelling house 



I96 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

of Paul Nichols as by a survey and card of the same bear- 
ing- date herewith may appear, Including in the above 
said highway two rods as the same is described in a sur- 
vey and card of the lands of Elnathan Weeks, deceased. 
Smithtown JOSHUA SMITH 

19 August 1820. JOHN VAIL. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown in the County of Suffolk, on appli- 
cation to us made, and by the approbation and consent of 
Epenetus Smith, have exchanged a certain highway run- 
ning through the land of the said Epenetus Smith, south 
of the Presbyterian meeting house, in manner following, to 
wit, the Nissequag road in the direction that it now goeth 
four rods wide to the west of the lands of the heirs of 
Benjamin B. Blydenburgh until it forms a junction with 
the main Country road and the Setauket road or its 
junction with the Nissequag road, to run in the same 
direction as the afforesaid Nissequag road to the main 
Country road. 

JOSHUA SMITH 

17, Sept. 1823 JOHN VAIL 

EBENEZER SMITH 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways for the 
town of Smithtown in Suffolk County, on application to 
us made and by the consent and approbation of Caleb 
Smith and Theodorus Smith, have exchanged a certain 
highway running through the lands of the said Caleb and 
Theodorus Smith, on the west side of -Nissequage river, 
commonly called Willetts old path, in manner following 
to wit, to begin at the Turnpike road at a place called 
Bridge Branch, to the east of the fence across the brook 
and so running as the fence now stands through the lands 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SM1THTOWN. I97 

of Theodorus Smith three rods wide, the fence being the 
westerly bounds, to the highway that goes from Smiths 
and Ackerlys mill dams, as the same was laid out by Wil- 
liam Arthur, Caleb Smith and Jonas Mills, south to the 
Plains, and also at a place called Gravelly hill, the road to 
lead as Caleb Smiths fence now stands through his land. 
The above alterations are in exchange for Willetts old 
Path.* 

JOSHUA SMITH 
Ap'l 5, 1821. JOHN VAIL 

Whereas application hath been made to us the under- 
signed Commissioners of highways for the town of Smith- 
town, in the County of Suffolk, by Richard Smith to close 
certain highways running through the lands of the said 
Richard Smith, through the old field so called to the North 
Swamp, also a highway from the aforesaid North swamp 
on the south side said swamp, taking in the Spring to the 
road that leads to James Neck or Short Beach, as the said 
highways are on the County records, Book B. page 82. 
And we having viewed the premises and heard the allega- 
tions of the parties interested are of opinion that the afore- 
said highways are not of sufficient public benefit and utility 
to be kept open. We do therefore adjudge and direct that 
they may be closed, and we do further adjudge that Richard 
Smith pay into the hands of the Commissioners of High- 
ways, or some one of them, the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars, on or before the twenty fifth day of April instant. 

[*The southwest corner of Long Lot No. 1 is now marked 
by a lare;e brown stone set in the ground. From this point 
Willett's Old Path ran northeasterly, across the land now be- 
longing to the Wyandank Club and crossed the Willow pond 
brook at a point plainly marked by a hollow in the steep banks, 
on the west side of Davis' mill pond some ways above the mill 
dam.— W. S. P.] 



I98 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Such money to be applied as by the directions of the Act to 
regulate highways in the Counties of Suffolk, Queens and 
Kings. Passed Ap'l 2nd 1813. 

JOSHUA SMITH 
5 Ap'l 1824. JOHN VAIL 

EBENEZER SMITH 

Whereas application hath been made to us the under- 
signed Commissioners of Highways for the town of Smith- 
town in the County of Suffolk, to regulate a certain part 
of a road two poles wide laid out from Nissequag to 
Edmund Smiths mill dam sixty years ago or thereabouts as 
per record -thereof may appear (but more particularly) so 
much of the aforesaid road as lies between a road leading 
from the shore to John Clarks gate near Spring Hollow to 
the Cord wood road (so called) and Whereas from a view 
of the premises it appears that where the road formerly 
went by or near the bank it has been washed down by the 
force of the waters excepting part of the easterly end by 
the Cord wood road, and also another part of the westerly 
end as the two remaining parts have been staked out by us* 

JOSHUA SMITH 

Oct. 30, 1825. SAMUEL BRUSH 

JOHN VAIL 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways in and 
for the towns of Hunttington and Smithtown in the County 
of Suffolk have regulated a highway on the line between 
the two towns, making a three rod road the first part of 
the way and the last part four rods, making one half of the 
road in each town, beginning four chains twenty five links 
from the south west corner of Mulfords house on cross 
road, on a course south eighty six and a quarter degrees 
west from the house, starting from thence running south 
sixteen degrees east three chains, thence south eleven de- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. I99 

grees east, four chains twenty two links, thence south 
thirty two degrees east, two chains twenty seven links, 
then south forty five degrees east, two chains seventy three 
links, then south thirty two and three quarters degrees 
east, three chains twenty three links, to the north west 
corner of the school house, thence south twenty eight and 
a quarter degrees east, five chains and eight links, thence 
south seven degrees east, eight chains sixty five links, 
thence south eleven degrees east, four chains sixty two 
links, then south three degrees east, three chains fifty eight 
links, thence south thirteen and three quarter degrees east, 
four chains sixty links, thence south thirty and a half 
degrees east, four chains fifty four links, thence south eight 
degrees east, four chains thirty nine links, thence south 
nine and a quarter degrees west eleven chains, thence 
south twenty four and a half degress west six chains sev- 
enty five links, thence south seven degrees west two chains 
sixty five links, thence south sixteen east one chain seventy 
nine links to the north east corner of Sopers house, thence 
south twenty two degrees east four chains, thence south 
twenty seven and three quarters degrees east four chains, 
thirty nine links, thence south forty five degrees east six 
chains, thence south forty six and a half degrees east one 
chain eighty seven links, thence south thirty six degrees 
east one chain forty links, thence south two degrees east 
four chains seventy two links, thence south nineteen degrees 
east seven chains thirty five links, thence south twenty 
four and a half degrees east, four chains eighty links, thence 
south thirteen degrees east four chains eighty links, thence 
south thirteen degrees east four chains fifty three links, 
thence south nine degrees east nine chains, thence south 
five and a half degrees east seven chains, thence south 
twenty five degrees east five chains seventy links, thence 
south twenty and a half degrees east seven chains, thence 
south thirty one degrees east five chains fifty links, thence 



200 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

south twenty five and a half degrees east five chains eleven 
links, thence south nine and a quarter degrees east six 
chains, From thence the highway to be four rods wide 
making the centre a half rod farther west, Thence running 
south twenty two and a half degrees east six chains, thence 
south nineteen and a quarter degrees east seven chains, 
thence south one and three quarters degrees east three 
chains, thence south two and a half degrees west five chains, 
forty five links, thence south forty two and a half degrees 
west one chain fifty four links, thence south eight degrees 
west one chain forty five links, thence south one and a half 
degrees west, one chain fifty links, thence south twenty five 
degrees west two chains, thence south eleven and three 
quarters degrees east two chains seventy five links, thence 
south thirteen degrees east two chains thirty two links, 
thence south fourteen and a quarter degrees east one chain 
fifty links, thence south nine degrees east one chain, thence 
south thirty one degrees east three chains fifty links, thence 
south thirty three degrees east one chain fifty links, thence 
south fifteen degrees east two chains, thence south two 
degrees east, two chains, thence south one and a half 
degrees west three chains eighty two links, thence south 
four degrees east five chains, thence south four and a half 
degrees west three chains thirty seven links, thence south 
twenty five west three chains, thirty seven links, thence 
south twenty five degrees west three chains seventy three 
links, thence south thirty and a half degrees west three 
chains, thence south twenty seven and a half degrees west 
two chains ninety links, thence south thirty two and one 
half degrees west two chains sixty links, thence south 
twenty one and three quarters degrees west one chain 
seventy links, thence south forty one and a quarter degrees 
west three chains, thence south thirty and three quarters 
west two chains, thence south thirty eight degrees west 
three chains, thence south fifteen degrees west three 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 20T 

chains, thence south thirteen and a half degrees west 
three chains forty four links, thence south sixteen degrees 
west four chains, thence south fifteen and a quarter degrees 
west nine chains, thence south five degrees west five chains, 
thence south one degree east two chains eighty eight links, 
thence south eleven degrees east two chains, ninety three 
links, thence south seven degrees west two chains fourteen 
links, thence south twenty two degrees west seven chains, 
thence south sixteen and a half degrees west four chains 
ninety seven links, to a stump in the middle of the highway 
where the road has been recorded. 

Commissioners RICHARD VAN WYCK 

for JAMES NOSTRAND 

Hunttington ABEL H. CONKLIN 

Commissioners JOSHUA SMITH 

• for JOHN VAIL 

Smithtown SAMUEL BRUSH 

July the 24th 1826. 

N. B. For a more particular description of said highway 
reference may be had to a chart and survey of the same 
made by Abel Ketchan, and filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk of Huntington. 

We the subscribers, Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown do hereby lay out and establish a 
public highway three rods wide from the foot of the hill 
at the north of the house of Lucius Smith, to the highway 
leading from Indian head to Seacords dock, on the follow- 
ing route, that is to say, commencing at the bottom of said 
hill by the road running east and west at a marked white 
oak tree on the centre of the highway, thence one rod and 
a half wide on each side of a line running from said tree 
northwardly and westwardly to the southeast corner of 
Henry Brush's cleared land where said land joins the land 



202 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

of Nicholas Jarvis, thence northwardly on the line between 
the lands of Henry Brush and Nicholas Jarvis one rod 
and a half wide on each side of said line, to the land of 
Abram Smith, thence northwardly and eastwardly on the 
Cordwood road path as it now runs one rod and a half 
wide on each side of the middle of said path through the 
land of Abram Smith, then through the land of Mathew 
Gardiner, then through land of Isaac Buffet, then of 
Abram Smith then of Henry Brush then of the heirs of 
Samuel Phillips deceased, then through the land of Thomas 
Hallock to the road leading to Seacords dock, As by a 
card and survey, with the courses and distances through 
the land of the said Hallock, reference thereunto being 
had may more fully appear. 

Smithtown JOSHUA SMITH 

3d September, 1826. SAMUEL BRUSH. 

We the subscribers, Commissioners of Highways in and 
for the towns of Hunttington and Smithtown in the County 
of Suffolk, have regulated a highway on the line between 
the two towns, making a three rod road, making one half 
of the road in each town, Beginning seven chains twenty 
two links southerly of the cross paths near Mulfords 
house, starting from thence running on the east side of the 
Highway a course south twenty three and a quarter de- 
grees east one chain sixty two links, thence south forty 
two and a half degrees east three chains forty one links, 
thence south thirty two and three quarters degrees east 
three chains twenty five links, thence south twenty seven 
and a quarter degrees east four chains fifty nine links, 
thence south eighteen degrees east one chain, thence 
south ten and a half degrees east two chains, thence south 
four and a half degrees east two chains, thence south 
seven degrees east four chains, thence south fourteen de- 
grees east two chains, thence south ten and a quarter 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 203 

degrees east two chains, thence south five and three quar- 
ters degrees east three chains, thence south one and a half 
degrees east one chain sixty two links, thence south four 
and a quarter degrees east two chains twenty nine links, 
thence south twenty seven and a half degrees east one 
chain ninety three links, thence south twenty nine and 
three quarter degrees east three chains forty one links, 
thence south twenty two degrees east one chain fifty nine 
links, thence south one and a half degrees east one chain 
forty eight links, thence south eight and a quarter degrees 
east two chains ninety six links, thence south eleven de- 
grees west four chains seventy eight links, thence south 
nine and three quarters degrees west five chains ten links, 
thence south nineteen degrees west one chain eighty four 
links, thence south twenty two degrees west fifty three 
links, thence south twenty nine and a half degrees west 
one chain, thence south thirty five and a half degrees west 
sixty four links, thence south twenty six degrees west 
eighty six links, thence south eighteen and a half degrees 
west two chains, thence south fifteen and a quarter degrees 
west fifty three links, thence south five and a quarter de- 
grees west three chains sixty one links, thence south six- 
teen and a quarter degrees east one chain seventy six 
links, to the northeast corner of Soper's house six feet 
therefrom, thence south twenty and a quarter degrees 
east four chains where it meets a former road. 
Hunttington Jan, 23, 1827. 

RICHARD VANWYCK1 n • . nprc 

JAMES NOSTRAN Comm ssioners 

ABEL H.CONKLING ^ofthe towns of 
JOHN VAIL ' Hunttinorton 



SAMUEL BRUSH. 



and Smithtown 



Record of a road running from the Sunken meadow road 
to the Bread and Cheese hollow road, made this thirty 



204 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty seven. Commencing at the 
Sunken meadow road aforesaid at the centre of the road, 
thence running north twenty seven and a half degrees 
west three chains and thirty two links, thence north forty 
three degrees west three chains and eighty links, thence 
north forty five degrees west, three chains and seventeen 
links, thence north fortv degrees west two chains and 
ninety one links, thence north eighty three degrees west 
five chains and twenty links, thence south seventy one 
degrees west three chains and twenty one links, thence 
west two chains and twenty three links, thence south eighty 
three degrees west two chains and fifty six links, thence 
south eighty eight degrees west sixteen chains and eighty 
links, (on the line between the lands of Samuel W. Smith 
and David W. Smith, on the north side and William F. 
Smith on the south side), thence north eighty one degrees 
west two chains fifty six links, thence north twenty two 
and a half degrees west two chains and twenty nine links, 
thence north eighty one degrees west three chains, thence 
north sixty one degrees west one chain and eighty five 
links, thence north thirty six degrees west one chain and 
eighty four links, thence north fifty five degrees west four 
chains and thirty one links, thence north fifty three and 
one quarter degrees west eight chains and thirty eight 
links, thence north seventy four degrees west two chains 
and eighty four links, thence north sixty eight degrees 
west six' chains and thirty two links, thence north eighty 
nine degrees west five chains and ninety five links, thence 
south eighty two and a half degrees west four chains and 
seventy seven links, thence north eighty six degrees west 
three chains and forty five links, thence north fifty eight 
degrees west three chains and eighty six links, thence 
north seventy one degrees west two chains seventy links, 
thence north sixty six and a half degrees west four chains, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 205 

thence north seventy one degrees west seven chains thir- 
teen links, thence north eighty nine degrees west 1 chain 
seventy four links, thence north seventy two degrees west 
1 chain and twenty four links, thence north seventy two 
degrees west 1 chain and twenty four links, thence north 
eighty two and a half degrees west six chains fifty two 
links, thence south eighty three degrees west three chains 
four links, thence west four chains and ninety six links, 
thence south eighty eight degrees west two chains and 
thirty four links, thence south eighty three and a half de- 
grees west two chains and ninety links, thence north 
seventy nine degrees west five chains and thirty eight 
links, thence north thirty nine and a half degrees west 
four chains and eighty four links,' thence north thirty 
seven and a half degrees west five chains and twenty 
seven links, thence north twenty six degrees west five 
chains and forty six links, thence north twenty four de- 
grees west two chains and fifty seven links, thence north 
twentv five degrees west four chains and three links 
thence north forty one and a half degrees west four chains 
and four links, thence north eighty three degrees west 
three chains and twenty six links, thence north sixty nine 
degrees west three chains and five links, thence north 
fifty eight degrees west three chains and forty eight links, 
thence north fifty four and a half degrees west three chains 
thirty two links, thence north forty six and a half degrees 
west two chains and ninety five links, thence north fifty 
eight degrees west four chains and sixty two links, thence 
north eighty one degrees west two chains and forty eight 
links, thence north fifty three degrees west one chain 
seventy eight links, thence north fifty two degrees west 
three chains and twenty six links, thence north sixty seven 
and a half degrees west three chains, thence north thirty 
four and a half degrees west four chains eighty links ? 
thence north forty four degrees west two chains and fifty 



206 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

one links, thence north eighty one degrees west one chain 
and ninety two links, thence south sixty nine and a half 
degrees west one chain twenty five links, thence north 
thirty degrees west two chains and seven links, thence 
north ten degrees west four chains and thirty eight links, 
thence north thirty two degrees west two chains and 
ninety five links, thence north sixty three degrees west 
six chains and seventy three links, thence north forty six 
degrees west seven chains and eighty links, thence north 
thirty one degrees west six chains and eighty eight links, 
thence north seventy five degrees west one chain and 
seventy five links, thence north one and a half degrees 
west six chains and sixty four links to the Bread and 
Cheese hollow road, Being in the whole three miles forty 
three rods, twenty one links in length. 

JOHN VAIL ) Com of 

SAMUEL BRUSH, j Highways. 

[Abstract.] 

An appeal having been made by Ebenezer S. Blyden- 
burgh and Theodorus Smith guardians of Wm. F. Smith, 
Samuel Smith and David W. Smith. The above report is 
confirmed so far as the road runs through the lands of the 
appellants, by Nathaniel Potter, John D. Osborn, Sineus C. 
Miller Judges of Court of Common Pleas. 

May 13, 1827. 

We the Subscribers Commissioners of highways of the 
town of Smithtown in the County of Suffolk, having been 
called upon to regulate the highway between the lands of 
John Rolph and Daniel Hubbs on the south side of the 
north east branch, and we the said Commissioners having 
viewed the same and after having heard the proofs and 
allegations of the said John Rolph and Daniel Hubbs, do 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 20J 

order adjudge and determine the same in manner following, 
that is to say, We have started at the first post southwest- 
erly of the corner post by the land of said Rolph, and the 
stake set by said post, and from thence run south s'wty one 
degrees west four chains and twenty links, thence south 
nine degrees west three chains ninety one links, to a stake 
opposite the door yard of Daniel Hubbs.* The road to be 
four rods in width on the south and east sides of said lines. 
In witness whereof we the said Commissioners have here- 
unto set our hands this seventh day of September 1827. 

JOHN VAIL 
RICHARD OAKLEY 
JOSHUA HARNED 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways of 
Smithtown having been called as to regulate the highway 
between the Patents of Smithtown and Winnecomack so 
far as the lands of Wickham Wheeler joins said highway, 
and we the undersigned Commissioners having viewed the 
same and heard the proofs and allegations of the said 
Wickham Wheeler do order determine and adjudge that 
the said Wickham Wheeler remove or set back his fence 
to the distance of three rods from the line of stones which 
we consider as the north bounds of said road, or highway, 
agreeable to the record made thereof by Joshua Smith and 
Nathaniel Smith Commissioners of highways of Smithtown 
in the year 1812. In witness whereof we have hereunto 
set our hands this 7 day of September A. D. 1827. 

JOHN VAIL 
RICHARD OAKLEY 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 

[*The house of Daniel Hubbs is now owned by Richard 
Barnes on the road from Smithtown Branch to Hauppauge. 
— W. S. P.] 



2o8 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the town of Smithtown, being legally qualified according 
to law and by an Act of the Legislature of the State passed 
April 2nd 1813 empowering Commissioners of highways 
to open roads and watering places, being called upon by 
Caleb Smith and Smith Woodhull to regulate part of the 
highway leading from Whitman's hollow to the Haupauugs 
-beginning at a stone on the hill east of Caleb Smith's house 
and on said road westerly about twenty six rods to the 
Turnpike, and Caleb Smith's garden fence in front of his 
•house as it now stands be the north bounds of said road. 
Dated at Smithtown this 16 day ot September 1828. 

JOHN VAIL 
RICHARD WHEELER 
JOHN S. ARTHUR 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of Smithtown being legally qualified according to 
law and by an act of the Legislature of this State passed 
Ap'l 2 1813, empowering Commissioners of Highways to 
open roads and watering places, Having been called upon 
by Caleb Smith Esq. to open a road and watering place at 
the head of Nissequag River, and we the said Commis- 
sioners having examined the records and doings of Com. 
missioners ot highways dated December 19, 1789, and from 
other documentary evidence and from other testimony ex- 
hibited before us, Do adjudge and determine that the head 
of Nissequag River is at a bunch of maple sprouts about 
two rods west of Timothy Wheeler's Tan yard, and thir- 
teen chains from Willetts road to the above mentioned 
maple sprouts, and we do further adjudge that a highway 
two rods wide from Willetts road aforesaid to the head of 
said river or bunch of maple sprouts be opened for the 
Convenience of a public watering place, and we do also 
further adjudge and determine that the public watering 
place be two rods wide from Willetts road north of a line 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 209 

drawn from Whitman's hollow, to the afore said bunch of 
maple sprouts, and from said bunch of maple sprouts ten 
rods wide and twenty five rods northerly down said river 
shall be deemed hereafter the Common and public water, 
ing place Given under our hands at Smithtown this 16 day 
of September 1828. 

JOHN VAIL 
RICHD WHEELER 
JOHN S. ARTHUR 



We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown being legally qualified according 
to law, and by an act of the Legislature of this state passed 
April 2, 1813, impowering Commissioners of highways to 
open roads and watering places, and being called upon by 
John Vail to regulate a section of the road that leads from 
the head of the river to Sunken meadow, called the Sunken 
meadow road, also a section of the road that leads from 
Jones point to the turnpike east of Caleb Smiths house 
called the Hog pond road. Beginning at the southern 
bounds of the said John Vails sprout land, at a bunch of 
sprouts seven feet from said road, thence running northerly 
on a line parallel with said road until it comes within seven 
feet of the sunken meadow road, thence running westerly 
seven feet from said road to the west bound of said John 
Vails sprout land, it being the west bound of said John 
Vails sprout land, it being the land formerly belonging to 
the estate of Jeffrey Smith deceased, and sold to the said 
John Vail by Abram Smith, and the said Abram Smith 
being present at the time the Commissioners were regu- 
lating said road and consenting to the same. 
Smithtown April 4, 1829 

RICHARD WHEELER 
JOHN S. ARTHUR 



2IO RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for 
the town of Smithtown being legally qualified according to 
law, and by an Act of the Legislature of this State passed 
April 1813, empowering Commissioners to lay out roads 
and watering places, and being called upon by John 
Smith who presented to us a petition signed by twelve or 
more reputable freeholders of said town requesting the 
said Commissioners to lay out a public highway from the 
Moriches road near the store of John Keenan, between 
the lands of William Smith and others, to the Country 
road. We the said Commissioners having viewed the 
premises are of the opinion that an highway on the above 
described plan is necessary. We the said Commissioners 
have accordingly laid out a public highway three rods 
wide from the Moriches road near the store of John Kee- 
nan to the Country road, beginning at the Moriches road 
at a stake, said stake to be the centre of said highway, 
thence running from said stake south 3 3-4 degrees east 
33 chains 30 links, thence south 4 3-4 degrees east 13 chains 
5 links, thence south 2 1-4 degrees east 9 chains 72 links, 
thence south 4 3-4 degrees east 11 chains 71 links, thence 
south 1 degree east 4 chains, thence south 6 degrees east 
4 chains 90 links, thence south 1 degree east 2 chains 56 
links, thence (South) 10 1-2 degrees east 4 chains 30 links, 
thence south 4 1-2 degrees west 3 chains 10 links, thence 
south 3 chains 33 links, thence south 8 degrees east 2 chains 
33 links, thence south 2 1-2 degrees east 3 chains 19 links, 
thence south 6 degrees east 1 chain 82 links, thence south 
1 1-2 degrees east 2 chains 31 links, thence south 9 1-2 
degrees east 3 chains 22 links, thence south 4 1-2 degrees 
east 12 chains 41 links, thence south 1 degree west 5 chains 
60 links, thence south 7 1-2 degrees east 5 chains, thence 
south 1 degree east 3 chains 36 links, thence south 8 de- 
grees east 3 chains j6 links, thence south 2 1-2 degrees 
east 3 chains 40 links, thence south 8 1-2 degrees east 4 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 211 

chains 39 links to the aforesaid Country road. Dated at 

Smithtown this 17 day of October 1828.* 

JOHN VAIL 
RICHARD WHEELER 
JOEL HARNED. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways in the 
town of Smithtown having been applied to by Messrs 
John and Elias Mulford to set them off a certain portion 
of highway, to be worked and kept in repair by them, 
Have set off to them all that portion of a certain road in 
Bread and Cheese Hollow district, beginning at the inter- 
section of the Bread and Cheese Hollow road with the 
road leading easterly by the house of the said John and 
Elias Mulford, from thence easterly along said last men- 
tioned road until it comes opposite a cedar tree standing 
near the bound of Ezra Soper's south lot near the top of 
the hill, for the period of five years from the date hereof, 
April 10, 1831. JOHN VAIL 

BENJAMIN MILLS 
CHAS. A. FLOYD. 

We accept of the above portions of highway for the pe- 
riod aforesaid. ELIAS MULFORD 

JOHN MULFORD. 

[Abstract.] 

The Commissioners set off to Orlando H. Gardiner A 
portion of highway beginning at the north side of his gar- 
den and running southerly along the Bread and Cheese 
Hollow road on the line between Smithtown and Huntting- 

*This road leads from St James and strikes the Country 
road about 1 1-4 miles east of the Church. — W. S. P. 



212 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

ton till it comes opposite the house of Selah Brush, For 
five years. 
June 1830. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways of the 
town of Smithtown for the year 1830, having been applied 
to regulate a part of the highway leading from the head 
of the river to the house of Elias Smith, and we having 
viewed the same do by the assent and consent of the par- 
ties interested therein, declare the following courses and 
distances to be the western boundary of said highway. 
We began twenty links west of a white oak tree marked 
on the west and north sides standing in said highway near 
the south end of the cleared land of Elias Smith, and op- 
posite the land of Curtis Rogers and from thence north 
eisrht and a half decrees west sixteen chains, thence north 
nine degrees east two chains, thence north twelve degrees 
east eight chains and fifty links, thence north nine and a 
half degrees east five chains eighty eight links, thence 
north six chains twenty two links, thence north seven and 
a half degrees west three chains fifty six links, thence 
north six and one quarter degrees west three chains, thence 
north four and one quarter degrees west two chains forty 
links, thence north five degrees west two chains sixty 
eight links, thence north twelve and one half degrees west 
thirteen chains, till it comes where Elias Smith owns the 
land on both sides the road to the northward of the house 
and barn of Samuel J. Smith. 
A. D. 1830. JOHN VAIL 

BENJAMIN MILLS. 

CHARLES A. FLOYD. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways in the 
towns of Hunttington and Smithtown, having been called 
upon to divide'the road between the two towns for work- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 213 

ing and keeping the same in repair, do declare that that 
part of said road beginning at the south side of Smith- 
town and running north to the turnpike, to be worked by 
the town of Huntington, and from Morris Burr's barn to 
the highway leading to Selah Brush's, also from the high- 
way by the house of John and Elias Mulford to Fresh 
pond landing to be worked by the Town of Huntington, 
and that part of said road beginning at the road by Selah 
Brush northward to the house of John and Elias Mulford 
to be worked by Smithtown. 

SAMUEL CARLL { Com of 

RICHARD VAN WYCK f Huntington. 
JOHN VAIL ) n f 

CHARLES A. FLOYD [ Q !^° 
BENJAMIN MILLS. i ^ mithtown 



[Abstract.] 

The Commissioners set off to Wm. A. Cook, a piece of 
road adjoining his land, "Commencing at the set of the 
road leading from Nissequag to the Long Beach, and the 
private road of said William to the northward of his barn, 
and running as far northerly and easterly as far as his land 
extends." To be worked by him for 5 years. 

April 10, 1831. 

[Note. — Wm. A. Cook owned the place at Nissequogue, now 
owned by the Misses Harries.] 



214 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Notes on First Book of Records. 

Page 85. The first road mentioned is the one running 
on the east side of the river to Nissequogue. 

Page 87. The " house of Daniel Smith " is the present 
homestead of the heirs of Caleb T. Smith at Nissequogue. 
A lane that was the continuation of Nissequogue street 
ran down to the river, and here was the old crossing. 
The lane is now closed. The watering place is a pool of 
water, now nearly rilled up and overgrown, on the south 
side of Nissequogue street, and on the east side of the road 
running south along the river. The " Horse race" is a 
well known road on the east side of the homestead of late 
Caleb T. Smith. 

The homestead of Piatt Smith, on the west side of the 
river, is said to have been sold by Adam Babcock, his son- 
in-law, to Aaron Smith, 1st. It was afterwards owned by 
Aaron Smith, 2d, whose daughter Sarah married John 
Vail. The house built by John Vail is a little west of 
where the old house stood, and is now owned by Henry 
Hale. 

The " road to Obadiah Smith's meadow," etc., is on the 
west side of the river and is known as the " Meadow road." 
Obadiah Smith's house stood very near the house of the 
late Elias Smith. The saw mill was where the mill now 
stands at head of the river: 

Page 95. The lots known as the "50 acre Lots" were 
afterward extended south to the Country road, but still 
retained the old name. (See map of 50 Acre Lots and 
note attached.) The lots mentioned here lie on the south 
side of the road to Brookhaven. 

Page 96. The tract of land given to Rev. Daniel Taylor 
is now owned by Alexander Darling. It seems to have 
been sold by Mr. Taylor to Job Smith, 2d, when he re- 
moved co New Jersey. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 21 5 

Page 104. The entry at top of page refers to a sale of a 
tract of land laid out for the use of the minister or " Par- 
sonage land," and which was laid out at the north end of 
the farm at Nissequogue now owned by the Misses Har- 
ries. The farm now owned by Frederick Lenhart on 
" Bushy Neck " was probably bought at the same time 
from Capt. Job Smith who then owned it. 

Page 179. The house of Paul Smith is now the Club 
house of the Wyandanch Club. The house of Benjamin 
Nicolls was not far from the present residence of Richard 
H. Handley. 

Page 187. The house of Zebulon Seaman is the present 
residence of Xena Tessler, near Indian Head. The road 
which is mentioned at bottom of page as closed, ran north- 
east from Nissequogue street, west of the place of the 
Misses Harries. 

Page 192. The house of Ira Hubbs is now the homestead 
of Richard W. Barnes. The house of George Wheeler 
now belongs to Charles Otten, near Islip line. The road 
is the present one from Smithtown Branch to Hauppauge. 

Page 193. The place of Ebenezer Jayne is now Ellsworth 
Wheeler's, on the west side of the river near Blydenburgh's 
Landing. 

Page 195. The place of Gamaliel Conklingisnow owned 
by Theodore W. Smith, and adjoins the N. Y. State 
boulevard at Kings Park. 

Page 196. The house of Paul Nichols is near the present 
residence of Richard H. Handley at Hauppauge, and is 
now a farmhouse on his estate. 

Page 201. The place of Lucius Smith is now the prop- 
erty of Carll S. Burr. 

Page 206. The place of John Rolph is now Joseph 
White's. 

Page 210. The "store of John Keenan " is now owned 
by Louis Vector, at St. James. 



2l6 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Abstracts of Deeds. 

[Abstract.] 

Caleb Smith and wife Elizabeth sell to Levi Brush Dec. 
8, 1829: "All that certain tract of upland and meadow 
lying at Pine Point, containing about 90 acres. Bounded 
north by the Chanell of Smithtown Harbor. Easterly by 
the Parsonage Thatch Bed. Southerly by land of Adam 
Darling, and westerly by land and meadow of Sally wife 
of John Vail. 

Also 18 acres in Harry's ground, Bounded east by Sally 
Vail. West by land now or late of Samuel Smith, north 
by John Vail. The said two tracts comprising the land 
and meadow which descended to said Elizabeth from her 
father Aaron Smith." 

Recorded in Liber M, Suff. Co. Records, p. 54. 

[Note. — The tract of 90 acres is now owned by Peter Con- 
tant Badeau. The Parsonage Thatch Bed was Lot No. 1, Pine 
Point Thatch Bed. It was sold by the Trustees of the Presby- 
terian Church to Rev. Luther Gleason, Jan. 1, 1801. It is now 
also owned by Mr. Badeau. 

The 18 acres are now owned by Wm. Henry Mills. Elizabeth 
Smith was the daughter of Aaron Smith, 2d, son of Aaron 
Smith, 1st, and grandson of Job Smith, 1st. Her sister Sarah 
married John Vail.— W. S. P.] 

Deed for Poorhouse Lot. 

[Abstract.] 

Epenetus Smith and B. B. Blydenburgh Overseers of 
Poor, sell to John Vail, June 20, 18 10: "A certain lot of 
land commonly known by the denomination of the Poor 
House, on the west side of Nissequogue river, Containing 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 21 J 

3 acres, and is bounded agreeable to a certain conveyance 
made by Aaron Smith to Philetus Smith and Nathaniel 
Smith, Feb. 23, 1786. Beginning at a white oak bush 
standing before George Cook's door, thence running 
northwesterly 20 rods, by Joseph Jayne's land, thence 
southerly 24 rods, thence 20 rods to a white oak bush and 
stake in Joseph Jayne s line, thence 24 rods to beginning.'' 
Recorded in Suff. Co. Clerk's office, Liber D, p. 265. 

[Note. — This lot was in after years sold by Aaron Vail to 
Peter Clark, and is now owned by his heirs. It is at the place 
called the " Landing."— W S. P.] 



SECOND 



BOOK OF RECORDS 



OF 



SMITHTOWN. 



Begun in the year 1737. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 2I9 

Sniithtown's Second Town Book of Records, 
Begun in the year 1737. 

Att a Town meting of the proprietors of Smithtown on 
ye first day of march 1736, then chose and Imployed Rich- 
ard Woodhull John Hallock and George Townsend to lay 
out and Devide all the proprietors land and Thatch beds 
in Smithtown agreeable to our articles bareing date March 
the thirteenth 1735. 

To the Proprietors of Smithtown. Whereas you in the 
year 1735 Did entre into articles to stand to ye Devision 
of Richard Woodhull John Hallock and myself to Divide 
all your Lands & thatch beds in the Town of Smithtown 
as by the said articles may more att large appear, and as 
I have been called the 14th of this Instant August to settle 
[great] and small Differences in the thatch beds in Stoney 
brook harbour, and 1 having appeared, and you or sum of 
you, being not in Rediness, I do hereby Decline and Re- 
fuse serving any further, and hereby Desire you to choose 
another man in my Place, as Witness my hand this 16th 
Day of August Annoq. Dom. 1751. 

GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

At a meeting of the proprietors of Smithtown on the 
10th day of June Annoq. Dom. 1755 it was then voted and 
agreed upon by us the subscribers in Pursuance of our 
articles of Agreement for Devision of our lands, meadows 
& thatch beds, bearing date the 13th Day of march Annoq 
Dom. 1735, that messrs Richard Woodhull, John Hallock 
and William Nicols junior (in the room and stead of 
George Townsend who has refused the same) shall be and 
are hereby nominated and appointed, them or the majority 
of them to make the Division aforesaid by virtue of and 



220 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

according to the said articles. As witness our hands the 

day and year first above written. 

OBADIAH SMITH JOB SMITH 

DANIEL SMITH JONATHAN MILLS 

RICHARD SMITH LEMUEL SMITH 

R. SMITH FLOYD SMITH 

EDMUND SMITH OTHNIEL SMITH 

ISAAC MILLS CHARLES FLOYD 

SAMUEL MILLS This Instrument was exe- 

DANIEL SMITH, Jr cuted in presence of 
EZEKIEL SMITH Cornelius Hart. 

Articles of agreement made this 13th day of March 
annoq. Dom. 1735, by the Inhabitance free holders & Com- 
moners of the Land in Smith Town, att a meeting apointed 
have agreed to Nominate & appoint Richard Woodhull 
Esqr. and John Hallock of Brookhaven, James Dickinson 
and Richard Willits of Smithtown [and] George Town- 
send serveyor, to lay out and Judge of & equalise all the 
free holders and Commoners in ye undivided Lands and 
thatchbeds according to their just rights therein, wee 
further agree that every person having a right in ye said 
Lands shall keep his just lawfull & reasonable Improve- 
ments. Now wee also agree that any person having over 
and above his just right so that all ye owners or freehold- 
ers cannot be equalized in land, then and in such cases it 
is agreed on that the persons so chosen and Impowered 
for the equalizing and Dividing the above said Land and 
thatchbeds, shall judge and determine whether such per- 
sons having such lands shall turn out the land or pay the 
Valey of itt in money within six months after ye judgment 
of the said men to the persons to whome itt is due. Wee 
also agree that good and lawfull deeds made by our 
Grandfather Richard Smith shall stand good, Which said 
men are to have all Deeds to lay out by, & whereas their 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 221 

is ocqupation Deeds by our Grandfather Richard Smith 
granted to his sons wee alow them to be good as far as 
evidence & surcumstances shall prove was in each persons 
possession & Improvement att the time when given & 
granted, & also our Grandfather's will, and our agreement 
made in the year 1725 to bee good. Wee also agree that 
ye six hundred acres which is upon the Record should be 
the whole of Willitts Right. Wee also agree that any 
three of the men above said that shall be chosen by the 
major part of us ye subscribers shall from time to time till 
ye whole Division be accomplished, which said men so 
chosen & impowered as aforesaid, shall have full power to 
servey lay out and judge of & equalize all the common 
lands and thatch beds to every person according to their 
just rights and ye same equalising & dividing to be given 
under their hands in writing to whome itt doth concern, 
& itt is further agreed on, that in case of sickness Death 
or refusell of either of ye foresaid persons then and in such 
cases wee the major part may chuse and impower other 
men for ye same service, they having the same power to 
servey Judge and equalize as aforesaid. Itt is also agreed 
by us that such men so chosen and Imployed as aforesaid 
shall judge of and determine all Differences and contro- 
versies, [and] disputes which may or shall hereafter arise 
concerning la} T ing out and equalizing ye above said land 
and thatchbeds. It is hereby covenanted and agreed, and 
concluded by all and every of us the subscribers to these 
presents that wee and every of us doe hereby covenant 
grant and agree to and with each other for ourselves our 
heirs ex. & adm rs & each of us separately doth covenant 
and agree to and with ye other of the subscribers their 
heirs executors and administrators, to pay our full pro- 
portion of the charges of laying out Deviding and equal- 
ising ye land and thatch beds according to our rights, & 
if any person or persons conserned will not agree to a 



222 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Division in manner aforesaid, that wee or ye major [part] 
of us will use such methods by law equity or otherwise to 
compell them to a Division of the aforesaid land and 
thatch beds, for all which every person hereto subscribing 
shall and will pay to such person or persons as by the 
major part of us shall be nominated and appointed to de- 
mand and receive the same, our respective equal and pro- 
portionable part of all such charges costs expenses & dis- 
bursements as shall be occasioned by the premises from 
time to time, untill ye same shall bee accomplished and 
completed, and for the true performance of all & every 
part of ye above written articles, covenants agreements 
and conditions, all and every of us, the subscribers, each 
for himself and for his heirs, executors and administrators 
doth covenant grant and agree to and with all and every 
of us the sucscribers our heirs executors administrators of 
all and every of them, and doth bind himself and them, 
selves, each to the other respectfully, on the forfeiture of 
three hundred pounds good money of New York, to be 
paid by the party failing to observe & comply with all & 
every part of the above said covenants articles conditions 
and agreements, to ye party or partys performing or will- 
ing to perform. In witness whereof wee ye subscribers 
have put to our seals the Day & year above written. 
DANIEL SMITH JONATHAN SMITH 

EDMUND SMITH JOB SMITH 

EBENEZER SMITH RICHARD SMITH 
RICHARD SMITH AARON SMITH 

ZEPHANIAH PLATT OBADIAH SMITH 
JOSEPH SMITH DANIEL LAWRENCE 

TIMOTHY SMITH 

Sealed in presence of 
Shubal Marchant 
Christopher Crosgrove 
Nathan Curwen 
Ruth Smith 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 223 

Suffolk County. Memorandum that on the 22nd 
day of September in the year of our Lord 1742 personally 
appeared before me Henry Smith Esquire, one of his 
Majesties Judges and Justices for the said County, (the) 
assignees Jonathan Smith Obadiah Smith Daniel Smith 
Richard Smith Ebenezer Smith Job Smith & Timothy 
Smith, subscribers to the within written agreement, who 
being legally examined Did jointly & severally acknowl- 
edge & declare that the aforementioned agreement was 
their free and voluntary act and deed, and moreover att 
the time above mentioned Shubal Marchant being duly 
sworn upon the holy Evangelist of Alm^ God, Did 
Declare that he saw the subscribers legally sign & execute 
the specified agreement & also as a witness Did himself 
subscribe thereunto. Test. Henry Smith, Judge, Suffolk 
County. 

Recorded in the County Record, Vol. 3, pages 270, 271, 
272 the 29 day of September 1742 Wm. Smith Clerk. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

To all Christian People to whom these presents shall 
come, Greeting, Know ye that I Jonathan Smith of Smith- 
town in the County of Suffolk, & Province of New York ? 
Esquire, for and in consideration of twenty and five acres 
of land to me in hand released acquitted and forever dis. 
charged before the ensealing and delivery hereof by 
Daniel Lawrence of Flushing in Queens County & in the 
Province aforesaid Gentleman, the Receipt whereof I do 
hereby acknowledge, and myself therewith to be fully and 
entirely satisfied contented and paid, & of every part and 
parcell thereof do exonerate acquitt and discharge the 
said Daniel Lawrence, his heirs exers, adm" and assigns 
for ever by these presents, Have Given Granted bargained 
Released and forever acquitted claime, & by these presents 



224 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

do fully freely and absolutely Remise Release & forever 
acquitt all claime pretension or demand unto such lands 
as are mentioned & given unto Deborah Lawrence the 
mother of the aforesaid Daniel Lawrence in the last will 
and testament of my Grand father Richard Smith Sen. of 
Smithtown, deceased, unto him the said Daniel Lawrence 
his heirs executors administrators and assigns &c. * * 
In full confirmation I have set my hand and fixed my seal 
this 19 dy of June in the 12th year of his present Majestie's 
reigne, Anno Dom. 1725. 

Sealed and delivered JONATHAN SMITH, 

in presence of 

Shubal Marchant 

Nathaniel Brewster 

Memorandum that on the 10 day of February Annoque 
Dom 173^, Shubal Marchant one of the witnesses to the 
within Release came before me and did on his oath declare 
that he was present and saw Jonathan Smith the sub- 
scriber sign seal and deliver the said release as his own 
free act and Deed. 

NATHANIEL BREWSTER, Justice. 

Whereas the severall freeholders, propryators and de- 
vidors of the Lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement bearing date the thirteenth day of March 
Annoque Dom. 1735 therein nominated and appointed us 
Richard Woodhull John Hallock and George Townsend 
to devide, lay out and equalize all the said free holders 
propriators and Devidors in all the undivided lands and 
thatch beds in Smithtown, according to their just rights, 
reference thereunto being had may more fully and at large 
appear. In pursuance of said articles we have layed out 
to Piatt Smith on the right of Deborah Lawrence th e 
daughter of Richard Smith Sen. of Smithtown, deceased 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 225 

the severall tracts and parcels of land hereafter mentioned. 
April 29, 1736, layed out one certain tract of land lying on 
the east side of Smithtown River, lying in a certain place 
called Bushy Neck, Containing one hundred and twenty 
acres more or less, as it was laid out and bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the east by land now in the possession of James 
Dickinson, bounded south wardly by the middle of the 
northeast branch of said Smithtown river, bounded on the 
west by land layed out to Job Smith, and bounded on the 
north partly by the Country road and partly by land left 
two rods wide for the conveniency of Job Smith and 
Richard Smith to pass from the said Country road between 
the land layed out to Jonathan Smith and said tract to their 
own Lands.* 

April ye 24 day 1736, then layed out one other tract of 
land to the said Piatt Smith on the right aforesaid, lying 
on the east side of Smithtown river, containing forty acres^ 
bounded as followeth, on the east by land layed out on 

[*This tract of land laid out to Piatt Smith is on the south 
side of the Country road at Smithtown Branch, and is the east 
part of "Bushy Neck." It was sold by Elizabeth Smith 
(daughter of Piatt Smith) to Capt. Job Smith, Feb. 4, 1760. 
(See abstract of deed elsewhere.) It was probably sold by 
Capt. Job Smith to the Presbyterian Church about May 12, 
1760 (See page 104.) It was sold by the Trustees of the Church 
to Rev. Luther Gleason, Jan. 1, 1801. He sold to Mills Phil- 
lips 50 acres, on the west side, Oct. 5, 1807. This now belongs 
to the Blydenburgh family. The remainder he probably sold to 
Jeremiah Wood, who sold it to Benjamin Mills, April 1, 1819. 
From him it has descended by a regular line of recorded con- 
veyances to Mr. Frederick Lenhart, the present owner. The 
east boundary of Mr. Lenhart's land is the original line of sur- 
vey between "Bushy Neck" and the land laid out to Obadiah 
Smith next east.] 



226 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the Right of Justice Richard Smith, deceased, and 
bounded on the south by land layed out on the Right of 
Samuel Smith deceased, and bounded on the west by land 
layed out to Jonathan Smith, and bounded on the north by 
land layed out to Daniel Smiths and Mary Smiths home 
lot. 

March the 24 day 1735-6. 
Then layd out one other tract of land to the said Piatt 
Smith on the Right aforesaid, lying on the east side of 
Smithtovvn River, lying on the south side of the Highway 
that leads from Smithtown to Brookhaven the upper way. 
Containing sixteen acres. Bounded as followeth, on the 
North by said Highway on the east by land layd out on 
the Right of Adam Smith deceased, lying at the north 
end of a certain fifty acre lott, on the South by land layd 
out to Timothy Smith, and bounded on the West by land 
layd out to Job Smith. 

[Note. — This lies on the west side of the north part of 50 
acre Lot No. 12.] 

April the tenth day, 1736. 
Then layd out one other tract of land to the said Piatt 
Smith on the Right aforesaid, lying on the east side of 
Smithtown River, being the one equal fourth part of about 
sixteen acres of land lying near the house of Jonathan 
Smith, Bounded as followeth, on the West by the High- 
way that leads from the town to the head of the river, and 
bounded on the north bv the south side of the holow that 
leads through the Town by the house of Jonathan Smith 
and Richard Smith, not coming nearer the midel of said 
Holow than six rods, nor nearer than six rods to the brook 
or watering places, lying in said holow, and Bounded on 
the east by the home lot of Job Smith, and bounded on 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 227 

the south by land layd out to Daniel Smith. Including 
within the said bounds ten acres of land which is reserved 
and left for the use and benefit of the proprietors and own- 
ers of the lands in Smithtown in General, to be taken in 
any place within the said bounds, where the major part of 
said proprietors shall see cause to chuse the same.* Also 
the land reserved two poles wide out of said tract joyning 
to the said land of Job Smith and Daniel Smith from the 
highway that leads through the said town to the said road 
that leads from the Town to the head of the River, by the 
house of the widow Liscom, which said land reserved two 
poles wide is for a highway. 

November the Second day, 1736. 
Then layd out to the said Piatt Smith on the Right of 
the said Deborah Lawrence, two seventh parts of a certain 
lot of land being Number four, lying on Rockconcamy 
plains, on the south side of the Country road, Bounded 
north by the said road, the said lot being forty seven rods 
wide, measuring on a slant by the said road, so running 
from the said road the said breadth south to Islip line, so 
bounded south by said Islip line, which said two seventh 
parts lveth on the east side of said lot. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOVVNSEND. 

[*This piece of land which still remains the undivided prop- 
erty of the heirs of Richard Smith, is the land on the south 
side of Nissequogue Street, on the east side of the river road, 
and part of it is an ancient burying ground, and still used for 
that purpose. The land on the east, formerly the home lot of 
Job Smith 2nd, is now the property of Dubois Smith. In all 
probability the first Church in Smithtown stood on the western 
part of this undivided tract.] 



228 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Whereas there are Deversity & Contrariety of opinion 
existing among- many of the freeholders and inhabitants of 
the town of Smithtown respecting the true Bounds extent 
and limits of a certain Landing on the west side of the 
river at a place called Aaron Smith's landing, and adjoin- 
ing the lands of Elias Smith, and whereas it would be desi- 
rable as well on the part of the freeholders & inhabitants, 
as on the part of the said Elias Smith, whose private rights 
can only be affected thereby, that the bounds limits and 
extent of the publick rights shall be definately & perma- 
nently settled. 

Therefore Resolved that Thomas Hallock, John Howard 
and Nathaniel Smith be and they are hereby appointed 
Commissioners on the part of the town with full power 
and authority to adjust settle and establish the bounds & 
extent of the aforesaid landing with the said Elias Smith, 
and to pursue such measures as to them may seem most 
proper for attaining the object as aforesaid, and the bounds 
& limits so to be ascertained that forever hereafter be taken 
and deemed to be the true bounds and limits of the afore- 
said Landing, & be made a matter ot record, and entered 
on the Town Books. 

To all to whom these presents shall come, we Selah 
Strong Richard Udall & Jacamiah Brush Esquires, of Suf- 
folk County and State of New York, send Greeting. 
Whereas for the settling of certain differances that have 
lately arisen between the freeholders of the town of Smith- 
town, and Elias Smith of said Town respecting the boun- 
daries of a certain Landing place commonly called Aarons 
Landing on the west side of Nissequage River. They the 
said freeholders have duly appointed John Howard Na- 
thaniel Smith and Thomas Hallock as Commissioners to 
act in their part and behalf touching or concerning the 
premises. And Whereas the said Commissioners and the 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 229 

said Elias Smith by their several Bonds and obligations 
are bound to each other in the penal sum of two hundred 
dollars to abide by and keep the award and final determi- 
nation of us the said Selah Strong- Richard Udall and 
Jacamiah Brush or any two of us, as by said obligations 
may appear. Now Know ye that we the said Arbitrators 
whose names are hereunto subscribed and seals affixed, 
having fully examined and duly considered the proofs and 
allegations of the said parties, do, for the putting end to 
the said differences & disputes make and publish this our 
award in manner following : That is to say. We do award 
and fix the northwest boundary of the said Landing to be 
at a certain Walnut bush standing on the bank, one chain 
& forty links northwesterly from the water fence, which 
ranges along the northwesterly side of the lower wharf, 
and the southern boundary of the said landing to be at a 
heap of stones which (measuring as the shore turns) is 
ninety rods from the first mentioned boundary. We do 
further award and order that this award shall be inserted 
on the Records of the Town of Smithtown in order to put 
a final end to all differences and disputes between the said 
parties respecting the premises. Lastly we do award and 
order that each of the said parties do pay his equal pro- 
portion of the expence of this arbitration. Witness our 
hands and seals at Smithtown this seventh day of May, 
1807. SELAH STRONG 

RICHARD UDALL 
JACAMIAH BRUSH. 

Smithtown May the 9th, 1769. 
An award between Jeffrey Smith, Adam Babcock and 
Obadiah Smith Charles Floyd, concerning the title of two 
pieces of meadow land claimed by the above said parties, 
said to be on the right of Adam Smith and Amos Williss 
[ Willets] or Jonathan Smith. After hearing evidences and 



23O RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

perusing writings on both sides we judge that the meadow 
lying between Epenetus Smith's and Richard Smith's 
meadow belongs to the Right of Adam Smith, and we also 
judge that the said Charles Floyd has no right to either of 
the above said pieces of meadow. Signed by us 

BENAJAH STRONG 
SAMUEL PHILLIPS 
JACOB MILLS. 

Received Smithtown October 31st 1799, of Mills Phillips 
in behalf of the freeholders of said Town, Two pounds 
thirteen shillings in full for the commutation of Quit rent. 

CALEB SMITH. 

[Note. — This was paid to the State in commutation of the 
value of "one good fat lamb," the quit rent reserved in Patent 
from Gov. Andross. See page 22. — W. S. P.] 

To All People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing. Know )^ee that I Israel Smith of East New Jersey, 
formerly of Long Island, in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, 
In consideration of the sum of fifty Pounds, current money 
of New Jersey received to my full satisfaction of John 
Clark mariner of Connecticutt. Do remise release and 
forever Quit Claime unto John Clark and unto his Heirs 
and assigns forever, All the right title, claim and demand, 
Whatsoever as I the said releasor have or ought to have, 
In or to a certain number of rights of land lying in the 
Town of Smithtown which said Parsels of land, and also 
all my right in commonage which was left to me by my 
Father Timothy Smith of Suffolk County in Smithtown, 
will more fully appear by the records of said Town, To 
have and to hold the said premises with all their appurte- 
nances unto the said releasor and his heirs and assigns 
forever. So that the releasor nor my heirs nor any other 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 23 1 

persons under me or them shall have any claim right or 
demand or title in or to the Premises, or any part thereof, 
But therefore I and they are by these presents forever 
barred and secluded. In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal this Tenth day of October 1774. 

his 

ISRAEL x SMITH. 

mark 

Signed and sealed 
in the Presence of 

Timothy Crane 

Gershom Bunnel. 

Scotch Plains, Essex County, East New Jersey, 
October 10 1774. Personally appeared before me Israel 
Smith signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and 
acknowledged it to be his act and deed. 

Jedediah Swan, 

Justice of Peace. 

[Note. — The land of John Clark, thus purchased, is now a 
part of the land of Prescott Hall Butler, Esq. See page 198. — 
W. S. P.] 

Whereas there was an Act of the Governor, Council 
and representatives of the Colony of New York, made in 
the 2nd year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, by 
the Grace of God of England &c Queen, Defender of the 
faith &c. lor the laying out regulating clearing & preserv- 
ing Publick Common highways throughout the said Coun- 
ty, and it was thereby enacted that Commissioners to put 
the said Act in execution according to the true intent & 
meaning of the same, were nominated and appointed for 
the respective Countys in the said Colony, viz. For the 
County of Suffolk Mr. John Tuthill S r Lieut. Joseph Pier- 



232 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

son & Thomas Helme, which said Commissioners have 
laid out & ascertained the publick Common highways 
within the said County of Suffolk as followeth, viz, that is 
to say in Smithtown. 

The Highway or Public road from Smithtown to Brook- 
haven to be & remain in the usual road by Job Smiths 
house, in the long hollow leading into the said road, and 
the landing place there to be from the Pine Point on the 
southward of the little run and so to the northward of the 
said [run] about thirty poles by the water side, from 
thence to be four poles wide in a way leading to the street. 

That there be likewise a highway from the widow 
Smiths house to the Cedar Point at the water side four 
poles wide from the houses southward and that Daniel 
Smith have liberty to keep and maintain a sufficient swing- 
ing grate westward of his house near the meadow and to 
keep a good fence across the highway there. 

That there be likewise a Landing Place at the harbour 
called the three sister harbour, at the head of the said 
harbour southward of Adam Smiths & the highway lead- 
ing thereto to be in the great hollow leading up to the 
road.* 

The foregoing was extracted & copied from the County 
Record Book A, page 143. 

Pursuant to a late Act of Assembly for the laying out 
public highways, made in the second year of the reign of 
our late sovereign Lady Queen Anne, of blessed memory, 

[*The highway "from Smithtown to Brookhaven " is Nisse- 
quogue street, and so to the east. 

Widow Smith's house was on the homestead of late Edmund 
Thomas Smith, now Mrs. Mott. The highway to Cedar Point 
was the continuation of Nissequogue street west down to the 
river, and here was the old "going over." This road is now 
closed.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 233 

and continued and explained by several other Acts of 
General Assembly, passed in the Province of New York, 
We the Commissioners appointed for Suffolk County by 
virtue of the said Act, Have layed out at Smithtown a 
highway from the end of the Long Lane between the land 
late of Captain Smith & Justice Richard Smith to the 
north end of the Old Field and from thence westerly to 
the path that leads to the north swamp, and so to the east 
end of the said swamp, four poles wide, and from the north 
east corner of the fence late Captain Smiths that runs into 
James creek swamp, a highway four poles wide at the said 
corner ; and so running westerly as it is now staked out to 
a great white wood tree, taking into the said wa v v all the 
land and swamp lying between the fence late Captain 
Smiths and the said stakes, and so the said way to run 
westerly four poles wide to about the middle of James 
neck, to another highway, now layed out four poles wide 
from Justice Daniel Smiths improved lands in the said 
James neck northerly on the ridge or middle of the said 
neck and so down the hollow to the short Beach, and so 
along to the mouth of the harbour. And a highway four 
poles wide from the highway by the east end of the north 
swamp above mentioned westerly along by the south side 
of the said swamp, taking the spring into the said way, 
and so running westerly into the way that leads to the 
Short Beach. 

Also on the west side on Smithtown harbour's mouth a 
highway is laid out four poles wide from the said harbour 
up a hollow ten poles, and so to run Southerly two poles 
wide until it comes into the highway that leads from 
Smithtown river to Hunttington. And, also a highway 
on the west side the said river upon the southward side o^ 
Jones Poynt two poles wide on the upland, and so on the 
south side the hollow four poles wide to the Hog Pond 
and then southerly to the Plains. 



234 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

And also a highway four poles wide on the west side of 
the said river from Hunttington road southerly to the 
Plains on the westward side [of] David Scudder's land, 
and from the said Hunttington road northerly two poles 
wide on the westward side [of] the said Scudders land to 
the Cove. 

And also a way four poles wide from Smithtown Street 
between the enclosed lands of Mr. Job Smith and the 
dwelling house of Mr Benjamin Gould, and so Jm a long 
hollow to the creek and usual landing Place. 

Also a way four poles wide on the east side of the three 
sister harbour, running in a brook called the hither brook, 
the said brook being in the middle of the said way, and so 
up along the hollow to the west side of the land of Timo- 
thy mills and Mr Adam Smith and along by the said lands 
to the road. 

And a highway six poles wide between the two roads 
in the line between the Town ol Brookhaven and the said 
Smithtown. 

Also a highway two poles wide from the head of the 
hollow that leads from the above said Hither Brook to the 
field of master Adam Smith. 

Also we have laid out a highway six poles wide from 
where the path turning on the west side of Timothy Car- 
ley along the hollow where the path now is and cross 
the little Plain to the west side of Hunttinsrton bounds. 



Smithtown, June 12 1717. 
The above mentioned highways are set out by us Com- 
missioners. BENJ. YOUNGS, JOSEPH VVICKHAM 
EPENETUS PLATT. 

The last mentioned highways are taken and copied from 
the County Records Book B, Pge 82. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 235 

Whereas the Several freeholders proprietors and de- 
veiders of the Lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them baring date the 
thirteenth day of March anoque Domini one thousand 
seven hundred and thirty-five, therin nominated and ap- 
poynted us Richard Woodhull John Hallock and George 
Townsend to divide lay out and equalise all the said free- 
holders, proprietors dividers in all the undivided lands and 
thatchbeds in Smithtown according to their Just Rights, 
Reference thereunto being had may more fully and at large 
appeare, in pursuant of said articles we have laid out to 
Daniel Smith the Several tracts and parsels of land here- 
after mentioned. 

Apil the 24 day 1736, then laid out to the said Daniel 
Smith on the Right of Deborah Lawrence daughter of 
Richard Smith senior of Smithtown, deceased, one certain 
tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown river, 
containing fifty nine acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
west by a sartain highway, that leads from the towne to 
the head of the river by the house of Mary Liscom,* on 

[*" The house of Mary Liscom " was a noted landmark and 
frequently mentioned in these records. She was a daughter 
of Samuel Smith, son of Richard, the patentee. She married 
first James Smith, an Englishman ; after his decease she mar- 
ried Thomas Liscom. Her third husband was Jacob Munsell* 
Her house is now the homestead of Mrs. Samuel O. Smith, on 
the east side of the river about a mile south of Nissequogue. 
This homestead was laid out to Mary Liscom on the right of 
her father, Samuel Smith. It was sold by Alexander Munsell 
to Richard Smith May 17, 1785, and he conveyed it to Nicholas 
Smith the same day. Nicholas Smith was son of Job Smith, 
2d. He died in 1847 and left the place to his son Frederick 
Halsey Smith, who left it to his son Samuel O. Smith, and it is 
now owned by his heirs. In the old deeds the homestead is 
-mentioned as 10 1-2 acres.] 



236 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the north by land layd out on the Right of Samuel Smith 
deceased, on the east by a highway that leads from the 
town to the head of said river by the old mill, and bound- 
ed on the south by land laid out on the Right of Justis 
Richard Smith deceased. 

May the 12 day 1736. then layd out unto the said Dan- 
iel Smith on the Right of the said Deborah Lawrence, 
one other tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, and on the south side of the northeast branch of 
said river, containing four hundred acres, bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the north by the middle of the said northeast 
branch, on the east bv the middle of a certain branch 
called the Long branch, the line to run from the middle 
of the said northeast branch southwardly up the said Long 
branch to the head thereof, from thence the line to run 
south eleven degrees west to Islip line, bounded south by 
Islip line, and bounded on the west by land laid out to the 
said Daniel Smith on the right of his father Daniel Smith 
deceased.* 

April the tenth day 1736. then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Daniel Smith on the Right of the said 
Deborah Lawrence lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, being the one equal fourth part of about sixteen 

[*The above tract is a part of the magnificent estate known 
as"Hauppauge Neck." In the unexecuted will of Daniel 
Smith 2d, it was left to his fourth son Joshua Smith. It was 
held by him, probably by some arrangement with his brothers, 
and descended from father to son for several generations. It 
was the homestead of Judge Joshua Smith, who was very 
prominent in town and county affairs. The residence of Judge 
Smith is yet standing and is an interesting relic of Colonial 
days. It descended to his grand-daughter, Mrs. Jarvis Mow- 
bray, who sold it to Mr. Ely of New York, and the estate is 
now owned by his son-in-law, Charles Miller.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 237 

acres of land lying near the house of Jonathan Smith, 
bounded as followeth. on the west by the highway that 
leads from the town to the head of the river by the house 
of Mary Liscom, and bounded on the north by the South 
side of the hollow that leads through the town by the 
house of Jonathan Smith and Richard Smith, not coming 
nearer the middle of the said hollow than six rods, nor 
nearer than six rods to the brook or watering place lying 
in the said hollow, and bounded on the east by the home 
lot of Job Smith, and bounded on the south by land laid 
out to said Daniel Smith, including within the said bounds 
ten acres of land which is reserved and left for the use 
and benefit of the proprietors and owners of the lands in 
Smithtown in general, to be taken in any place within the 
said bounds, wheare the major part of said propryators 
shall see cause to chuse the same, also reserving the land 
two poles wide out of the said tract from the highway 
that leads through the town by the houses of Jonathan 
Smith and Richard Smith to the highway that leads from 
the town to the head of the River, by the house of Mary 
Liscom joining to the said home lot of Job Smith and land 
layd out to said Daniel Smith, which said land reserved 
two poles wide is left for a highway. 

March the 24 day 1736. then laid out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith lying on the east side of 
Smithtown river in a certain place called Nesaquag neck, 
containing fifty two acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
west by the highway that leads to the north swamp, so 
running northwardly by said highway to a sertain marked 
tree standing near the said swamp, being the northwest 
bound of said tract, bounded on the north and on the east 
by land laid out for Jonathan Smith, and bounded on the 
South by the highway that leads from the town to James 
neck. Sixteen acres of said tract was layd out to the said 



238 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Daniel Smith on the Right of Samuel Smith, deceased, 
son of Richard Smith senior deceased, and was purchased 
by the said Daniel Smith of Richard Smith deceased, son 
of said Samuel Smith, and the Remaining thirty six acres 
was layd out to the said Daniel Smith on the Right of his 
father Daniel Smith deceased, who was the son of the said 
Richard Smith senior. 

April the 2 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith lying in the said neasaquag 
neck, at a place called north Rasapage, containing twenty 
seven acres, bounded as followeth, on the east by land layd 
out on the Right of Justis Richard Smith deceased, on the 
north by the Cleft, on the west by the land layd out to 
Job Smith and on the south by the highway that leads 
from the town to the Long beach, which said tract was 
purchased by the said Daniel Smith of Richard Smith de- 
ceased, son of Samuel Smith deceased who was the son of 
Richard Smith senior, deceased. Twenty acres of said 
tract was granted to the said Samuel Smith by his said 
father by deed and the remaining seven acres is layd out 
on the Right of the said Samuel Smith to the said Daniel 
Smith. 

[Note. — Richard Smith, son of Samuel, was known as "Quak- 
er Richard." He died in 1735. This tract was left to Daniel 
Smith, 3d, and by him to Micah Smith, who sold it to Richard 
Smith.— W. S. P.] 

April the 2 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith on the Right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, who was the son of Richard Smith 
senior deceased, lying in the above said nesaquag neck at 
a certain place called Rasapeag nick, containing eight 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the east by the harbour, 
on the west by the land of Edmund Smith, and on the 






RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 239 

north by the south side of a place called pigg creek by the 
edge of the upland. 

Ap'l the 6 day 1736. then layd out to the said Daniel 
Smith one other tract of land lying in the above said nese- 
quag neck, at a place called the north field, containing 
about fifty acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
the Cleft, on the west by land in the possession of Leften- 
ant Richard Smith ; on the south partly by the town lot 
and partly by land layd out to the said Daniel Smith, and 
bounded on the east by land now in the possession of Job 
Smith and Joseph Smith, which said tract was purchased 
by the said Daniel Smith of Richard Smith deceased, son 
of Samuel Smith deceased, twenty five acres of said tract 
was purchased by the said Richard Smith of Jonathan 
Smith, and the remaining twenty five acres is layd out to 
the said Daniel Smith on the Right of the above said 
Samuel Smith. 

April the 3 day 1736. then laid out one other tract o 
land to the above said Daniel Smith at a place called old 
Rasapeage, containing twenty acres, bounded as followeth. 
Easterly by the harbour, northerly by the land of Edmund 
Smith, westerly by the highway that leads from the town 
to the Long beach, and southwardly by the land now in 
the possession of Leftenant Richard Smith ; the line to 
run as the fence now standeth, part of the said tract was 
formerly granted to Daniel Smith deceased by deed from 
his father Richard Smith senior deceased, and the Re- 
maining part of said tract is layd out to the afore men- 
tioned Daniel Smith on the Right of his father Daniel 
Smith deceased. 

April the 3 day 1736. then layd out to the above said 
Daniel Smith on the Right of his said father Daniel Smith 
deceased, one other tract of land lying in the above said 



240 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

nesequag neck, containing three acres and one hundred 
and thirty eight rods, bounded as followeth. on the north 
by land belonging to the said Daniel Smith, on the west 
by land layd out to Leftenant Richard Smith, on the south 
by the highway that leads from the town to the Long 
beach, and bounded on the east by the town lot. 

April the 3 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the above said Daniel Smith on the right of Sam- 
uel Smith deceased, son of Richard Smith senior deceased, 
lying in the abovesaid nesequag neck, containing eleven 
acres and a half, bounded as followeth, on the east by the 
highway called the Horse Race, on the nojth by a fence, 
so running from said highway westerly by said fence into 
the head of a swamp, then running southwarely as the 
fence now standeth into the Creek, so bounded west, by 
the middle of said creek, and bounded on the south by 
land now in the possession of the said Daniel Smith. 
Which said tract being eleven acres and a half was pur. 
chased by the said Daniel Smith of Richard Smith de- 
ceased, son of the above said Samuel Smith deceased. 

April the 3 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith on the right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, lying in the aforesaid nesequag 
neck, containing ten acres and a quarter, bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the east by the said highway called the Horse 
race, on the north by the above said tract, on the west 
by the aforesaid creek, taking in the edgings of creek 
thatch joyning to the said tract, and bounded on the south 
by the fence. 

April third day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith on the right of the afore 
named Samuel Smith, lying in the aforesaid nesaquag neck 
containing about twelve acres, bounded as followeth. on 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 241 

the east by the aforesaid highway called the Horse Race, 
on the north by the above said tract, on the west by the 
above said creek, taking in the edging of creek thatch 
joyning to said tract, and bounded on the south partly 
[by] land belonging to the said Daniel Smith, and partly 
by the highway that leads through the town by the dwell- 
ing house of the said Daniel Smith, which said tract was 
purchased by the said Daniel Smith of Richard Smith de- 
ceased, son of the said Samuel Smith deceased. 

April the 3 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Daniel Smith on the Right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, joyning to the above said tract, 
containing one acre and one hundred and seventy four 
rods, bounded as followeth. on the east and on the north 
by the above said tract, and on the west by the land of 
the said Daniel Smith near his barn, and bounded on the 
south by the highway near his dwelling house. 

April the 3 day 1736. then layd out to the said Daniel 
Smith one other tract of land* on the right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, joyning to the above said tracts; 
containing about ten acres, bounded as followeth. on the 
east and on the north by the forementioned lands lavd out 
to the said Daniel Smith; bounded on the west by the 
fore mentioned creek, including a small piece of salt mead- 
ow and the edging of creek thatch joyning to said tract, 
and bounded on the south by the highway that leads 
through the town to the harbour or going over the River. 

[*The above five pieces are a part of the homestead of late 
Caleb T. Smith. The house of Daniel Smith was a little south 
of the present residence. A map showing these pieces and the 
home lot of Daniel Smith is now in possession of Richard B. 
Smith, Esq.] 



242 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

March the 27 day 1736. then laid out unto the said 
Daniel Smith one other tract of land lying on the east side 
of Smithtown River, lying between the upper road that 
leads to Brookhaven, and the head of the three sister har- 
bour, containing ninety one acres,* bounded as followeth. 
beginning at the middle of the Round Swamp lying near 
the said road, then running southwardly to the said road, 
that leads to Brookhaven, so bounded southwardly by the 
said highway till it comes to the land laid out to Joseph 
Smith, at the north end of his fifty acre lot, so bounded 
easterly by land layd out to the said Joseph Smith, the 
line to run from the said highway leading to Brookhaven, 
northwardly by the land layd out to the said Joseph Smith 
till it comes to a certain marked tree standing by the fence 
of the said Joseph Smith called his bound tree standing 
southward from his orchard, then running westerly by the 
fence of the said Joseph Smith and from the said fence the 
line to run easterly to the east side of a small swamp lying 
near the harbour, from thence the line to run easterly to a 
marked tree standing by the said harbour, then running 
northwardly to a certain hollow called the landing or a 
highway in the said hollow called the landing, leaving out 
the meadow next to the said harbour, then the line to run 
westerly up the said hollow to one other hollow leading 
by the house of Timothy Smith to a marked tree standing 
in the corner of the fence belonging to the said Daniel 
Smith, so running westerly by the said fence till it comes 
to the aforesaid Round swamp. Twenty acres of said 
tract was formerly granted to Daniel Smith senior de- 
ceased, by his father Richard Smith Senior deceased, and 
the remaining seventy one acres is laid out to the afore 
said Daniel Smith on the Right of his father the said Dan- 
iel Smith deceased. 

[*This tract now belongs to Prescott Hall Butler and Stam- 
ford White. Joseph Smith owned 50 acre lot, No. 8.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 243 

July ye 2nd day 1736. then laid out one other tract of 
land to ye sd Daniel Smith on the right of his Father Dan- 
iel Smith deceased, lying on the east side of ye north east 
branch of Smithtown River, containing three hundred and 
thirteen acres.* Bounded as followeth on the north by 
land laid out on ye right of Job Smith deceased. Bound- 
ed on ye west by the middle of ye sd northeast branch, 
Then ye line to run southerly along ye middle of ye sd 
branch to marked trees, standing at the head thereof, leav- 
ing ye land four rods wide on ye east side of ye said branch 
from ye said marked tree twenty five rods northward for 
a watering Place in Generall. ye said line to run from ye 
sd marked tree easterly to a small Pond of water, and so 
running easterly to ye top of ye Hill, about half a mile 
from the aforesaid branch, then running northerly to ye 
aforesaid land laid out to James Smith on the right of Job 
Smith deceased about eight rods easterly from ye south 
east bounds thereof. 

April ye 24th day 1736. then laid out one other lot of 
land to ye said Daniel Smith on the right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased lying on ye east side of Smithtown 
River. Containing sixty three acres, bounded as follow- 
eth, on ye west by the highway that leads from the Town 
to ye head of ye said river, by the house of Mary Liscom, 
and on ye south by land laid out to Jonathan Smith and 

[*This tract was given by Daniel Smith to his son Obadiah 
Smith, by deed March 29, 1762. It also included the tract of 
36 acres adjoining this and extending south to Islip line. The 
original deed is now in possession of Coe D. Smith. Obadiah 
Smith by will left it to his two daughters, Mary, wife of Abra- 
ham Woodhull and Ruth, wife of Timothy Carll. Abraham 
Woodhull and wife sold their half to Timothy Carll June 16, 
1794. This deed and the original map and survey of the tract 
are now in possession of Richard H. Smith, of Rasapeage.] 



244 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWJ^ 

Piatt Smith, and on ye east by land laid out on the Right 
of Justice Smith deceased, and part by the highway that 
leads to Brookhaven, the upperway, and bounded on ye 
north partly by Shuball Marchants home lot and partly by 
land laid out to ye said Daniel Smith, Job Smith, Leften- 
ant Richard Smith and Piatt Smith. Excluding out of the 
said bounds ten acres of land laid out on the right of Sam- 
uel Smith deceased, being Mary Liscombs home lot. 

April ye 24th day, 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel 
Smith on ye right of his father Daniel Smith deceased, one 
other tract of land containing two acres, being part of Shu- 
ball Marchant's home lot* 

April ye 27th day 1736. then laid out to ye above said 
Daniel Smith on the right of his father Daniel Smith de- 
ceased one other tract of land lying on ye east side of 
Smithtown River. Containing five hundred and fifty six 

[*Shubal Marchant was one of the earliest inhabitants of 
Smithtown, but we know very little concerning him. His 
home lot is on the south side of Nissequogue street, and is a 
lot ot 10 acres, now owned by heirs of Caleb T. Smith. It was 
owned in the early part of this century by Charles Wheeler, 
who married Sarah Marchant (who may have been a daughter 
of Shubal,) June 28, 1784. Two tomb stones lying prostrate 
near the front fence, tell us that Charles Wheeler died Feb. 12, 
1807, aged 77. His wife Sarah, died Jan. 13, 1821, aged 80. 
The lot was sold by Nathaniel Ketcham to Edward Barry, 
Feb. 11, 1848, and he sold to Joel L. G. Smith. Described as 
"All that piece of land formerly belonging to Shubal Marchant, 
bounded east and south by heirs of Richard Smith ; west by 
heirs of Edmund Smith ; north by the highway running from 
Nissequogue to the head of the harbor ; 10 acres with build- 
ings." It was sold by Daniel McKetrick to Caleb T. Smith, 
March 5, 1870.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 245 

acres.* Bounded as followeth; on ye east partly by land 
laid out on the right of Adam Smith deceased, lying at 
the south end of a fifty acre lot, now belonging to James 
Smith, and part by the highway that leads from ye house 
of James Dickinson to the house of Timothy Mills, and 
bounded on the south by two hundred acres of land now 
belonging to Richard Willits, and bounded on ye west 
partly by ye meadow lying on ye aforesaid river, and 
partly by five acres of land laid out for a landing joyning 
to said river, and partly by five acres of land laid out to 
Jonathan Smith and Leftenant Richard Smith joyning to 
ye aforesaid river, and bounded on ye north by land laid 
out to y eaforesaid Leftenant Richard Smith, excluding 
ye highways that run through and across the said tract. 

July ye 1st, 1736. then laid out to ye said Daniel Smith 
one small piece of land lying on ye east side of Smithtown 

[*This tract was given by Daniel Smith to his son Obadiah 
Smith by deed March 29, 1762. It was left by him to his son, 
Adam Smith, who left it in turn to his son Lyman Beecher 
Smith, and a large part of it is now owned by his heirs. The 
original map and survey with many other interesting docu- 
ments, are now in possession of Coe D. Smith, Esq. All the 
lines of this tract can be still distinctly traced. For the "five 
acres laid out for a landing," see deed of Richard Smith, on 
page 65. The eastern boundary of this tract is the west line of 
50 acre Lot No. 12. The southeast corner of this tract, on the 
road to Mills Pond, is the home lot of Mr. L'Hommedieu, re- 
cently sold to him by Coe D. Smith. At the time this land was 
laid out, Capt. James Dickenson owned the homestead after- 
ward of Epenetus Smith, and included the land where the 
Church and school house now stand, as well as the house of 
Epenetus Smith next west of the school house. The five acres 
of land laid out to Jonathan Smith and Lieut. Richard Smith 
mentioned above, was recently sold by John S. Huntting to the 
Nissequogue Club. ] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SM1THTOWN. 247 

the north by land laid out to ye said Daniel so extending 
south the same breadth to Islip line. 

[Note. — This tract was added to the tract of 313 acres, and 
given by Daniel Smith to his son Obadiah. See note a few 
pages back.] 

April ye 1st day 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel 
Smith one other tract of land on ye Right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, on ye west side of bushey neck 
joining to Smithtown river, lying between the said river 
and a certain path called the swamp path, containing about 
one acre. Bounded as followeth, on the west by ye mid- 
dle of said river, on ye east by said path, on the south 
where ye said path crosses the said river, and on ye north 
by land laid out to Left. Richard Smith, lying between the 
said river and said path, which said tract was formerly 
sold by ye said Daniel Smith to Daniel Bates. 

[Note. — This is the low land west of John S. Arthur's lot, 
near the mill.— W. S. P.] 

April ye 1st day 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel 
Smith one other tract of land on ye Right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, near the northeast branch of 
Smithtown river, lying on the north side of ye Country 
road that leads to the towns eastward. Containing three 
acres, being Daniel Saxton's home lot, Bounded on the 
south by ye said Country road, and on ye north by ye 
north end of said lot. 

[Note. — This is probably the south end of 50 acre lot, No. 
12.— VV. S. P.] 

June ye 1st 1736. then laid out to ye said Daniel Smith 
one other tract of land on ye Right of his father Daniel 
Smith deceased, lying on the east side of Smithtown river, 



248 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

at ye south end of a certain fifty acre [lot] being numbered 
two, containing about one hundred and fifty acres, bound- 
ed as followeth, on the north by the said fifty acre lot, and 
on ye south by the Country road that leads to the Towns 
eastward, the said tract running from ye said fifty acre lot 
south one degree east the same breadth of the said fifty 
acre lot to the said Country road, excluding what land is 
laid out to Nathaniel Smith within the said bounds. 

June ye 1st, 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel Smith 
one other tract of land on ye Right of his said father Dan- 
iel Smith deceased, lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, at the south end of a certain fifty acre lot belonging 
to ye said Daniel Smith being numbered ten, Containing 
about one hundred and fifty acres, bounded as followeth, 
on ye north by the said fifty acre lot so running south one 
degree east ye same breadth of ) r e said fifty acre lot to the 
Country road that leads to the towns eastward, and so 
bounded south by the Country road. 

May ye 12 day 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel 
Smith on the right of his father Daniel Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying near the head of Smithtown 
river on the east side thereof joining to Islip line. Con- 
taining four hundred and ninety three acres. Bounded as 
followeth, on ye south by said Islip line, on the west by 
ye middle of said Smithtown river, on ye north by ye 
middle of ye north east branch of said river, and bounded 
on the east by land laid out to ye said Daniel Smith, on ye 
Right of Deborah Lawrence.* 

[*This tract was a part of the large estate called Hauppauge 
Neck, and fell to Joshua Smith, the 5th son of Daniel Smith 2d, 
and remained in possession of his descendants till very recent 
years. The ancient mansion of Judge Joshua Smith is on this 
tract, and now belongs to Charles Miller.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 249. 

November ye 2nd day 1736. then laid out unto the said 
Daniel Smith on ye Right of his said father, a certain Lot 
of land lying at Roconkamy Plains on ye south side of the 
Country road that leads to the towns eastward, being num- 
ber six, and being sixty-four rods in wedth measuring by 
ye said road on a slant, as the road runs. Bounded on ye 
north by said road, from there running south the said 
breadth to Islip line, and bounded on the south by said 
Islip line. 

November the 2nd day 1736. then laid out to the said 
Daniel Smith on the Right of the aforesaid Deborah Law- 
rence, two equal seventh parts of a certain lot of land lying 
on the south side of the Country road that leads to the 
Towns eastward on Roconkamy Plains, being numbered 
four, bounded north by said road, being forty seven rods 
in wedth, measuring on a slant by the sd road, from thence 
running south ye said breadth to Islip line, Bounded south 
by said Islip line. The two said seventh parts lying on ye 
west side of said lot. 

May ye 1st 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel Smith 
a certain tract of land on ye Right of his father Daniel 
Smith deceased, lying on the west side of Smithtown river, 
lying at a place where John Barginson [Ferguson] now 
lives, containing about six acres of land and swamp be it 
more or less. Bounded as followeth, on ye south by land 
laid out to Job Smith, on the east by the said river by high- 
water mark, on the north by the north end of the fence 
belonging to ye said Daniel Smith, then beginning at ye 
north end of the said fence by ye edge of ye bank so run- 
ning west twelve rods, thence running southerly to a cer- 
tain bounds standing one rod west from the northwest cor- 
ner of the cellar where the said John Barginson now liveth, 
then running southerly to ye north side of the land layd 
out to Job Smith. Then layed out one other tract of land 



250 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

to the said Daniel Smith lying on the north side of ye said 
land layed out to Job Smith. Bounded as followeth, on 
ye south by the said land layd out to Job Smith, and on 
the east by the above said tract layd to ye said Daniel 
Smith, so running westerly, from the said tract laid out to 
Daniel Smith, on ye north side of the said land layd out to 
Job Smith, two rods wide up to the highway or road that 
leads by the house of Piatt Smith, southerly across the 
said land layd out to Job Smith, ye swamp being part of 
ye above said tract, (this) was formerly purchased by ye 
said Daniel Smith of ye said Job Smith. 

May ye 13th 1736. then layd out to ye said Daniel 
Smith on ye Right of his said father Daniel Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on ye west side of Smith- 
town river, joyning to ye meadow of James Dickinson, 
containing two acres. Bounded as followeth, on the east 
by said meadow, then running westerly from said meadow 
on ye north side of the swamp or spring of meadow twenty 
rods to a red oak tree marked, then running from said tree 
east thirty eight degrees north, eighteen rods then run- 
ning easterly to ye said meadow to ye corner of ye fence 
that standeth northerly from ye old cellar lying in the said 
tract. 

May the 20 day 1736. then layd out to the said Daniel 
Smith on the Right above said a certain tract of land lying 
on the west side of said river, joyning to the meadow of 
the said Daniel Smith, containing fifteen acres and three 
quarters, bounded as followeth, on ye east by ye said 
meadow, on ye nortlrby land layd out to Aaron Smith, on 
ye south by land laid out to Jonathan Smith, and bounded 
on the west by a north line run from ye northwest bounds 
of a certain tract of land layd out on the Right of Debo- 
rah Lawrence. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 25 1 

May ye 20 1736. then laid out one other tract of land 
to ye said Daniel Smith on the Right abovesaid lying on 
ye west side of said river joyningto ye meadow belonging 
to the said Daniel Smith, containing thirty nine acres, 
Bounded as followeth on ye north by land layd out to 
Obadiah Smith, on ye east by ye said meadow, on ye south 
by land layd out to Aaron Smith, and bounded on the 
west by a north line run from ye north west bounds of a 
certain tract of land laid out on ye right of Deborah Law- 
rence. 

June ye 28th 1736. then laid out one other tract of land 
to ye said Daniel Smith on ye Right aforesaid, lying on ye 
west side of said river, and lying southward of the mills 
standing on ye said river, containing eighty two acres ? 
Bounded as followeth. on ye east by ye middle of said 
river. Bounded on ye north by ye south side of a certain 
Branch of said river lying southward of the mills, Begin- 
ning at ye said river at ye mouth of said Branch, from 
thence ye line to run west one hundred and forty rods to 
a peparidge tree, standing on the southwest side of a cer- 
tain Branch of said river then running easterly on ye 
south side of said Branch* to a certain cart road leading 
across ye said Branch, then running southerly from said 
road to a peparidge tree marked standing near ye said 
river, and from thence the same course to ye middle of 
the said river then running northerly down the said river 
to the first bounds. 

June the 28, 1736. then laid out to the said Daniel Smith 
on ye right of his said father Daniel Smith deceased one 
other tract of land lying on ye west side of Smithtovvn 

[*This branch is the brook that forms Davis's mill pond. 
The pepperidge tree stood on the south line of the farm of 
Israel Whitman, lately purchased by the Wyandanch Club. 
See note on ''Chipman's farm."] 



252 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

River, joyning thereto. Bounded as followeth.* On the 
east by ye middle of of said river, on ye north by land 
layed to the said Daniel Smith, bounded on the west by a 
cart path leading from the mills standing on the River, 
which said cart path is called Willisses [Willetts] path, and 
bounded on ye south by Commack line by ye head of said 
river, leaving out the head of said river free from the said 
Commack line down the said river twenty five rods for a 
publick watering Place, also leaving the land on the west 
side of the River ten rods wide and twenty five rods in 
length from said Commack line northward down the river 
joyning to ye said watering place, also leaving and exclud- 
ing out of said tract the land ten rods wide from the head 
of said river to ye aforesaid Willisses [Willets] path join- 
ing to Commack line. 

August ye 10th Day 1736. then laid out to the said 
Daniel Smith on ye right aforesaid, one other tract of land 
lying on ye west side of said River and lying at ye west 
end of severall small lots of land called the little lots of 
land which was layd out for the conveniency of ye mead- 
ows and lying at the northwest corner of a certain tract 
of land layd out on ye right of Deborah Lawrence, con- 
taining sixty two acres, bounded as followeth, on ye north 
by land laid out to Jonathan Smith, on ye east by ye said 
little lots, on ye south by ye land layd out on the right of 
Debofah Lawrence, and bounded on the west by a certain 
road that leads by ye place called the Horse beat,f to ye 
head of said river as ye bounds doth show. 

[*The original map and survey of this tract and the triangu- 
lar tract to the west, and also the smaller tracts to the north, 
are now in possession of Robert B. Smith of Commack. The 
greater part fell to Caleb Smith, son of Daniel 2nd, and is still 
owned by his descendants.] 

[fThe "road that leads to the place called the Horse beat,"" 




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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 253 

November the 17 day 1736. then laid out to the said 
Daniel Smith on the right of his said father, a certain tract 
or lot of land joyning to Huntingtown line, being number 
seven, and lyeth in a gore between a lot of land layd out 
to Leftenant Richard Smith and Winacomakline, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by the said lot layd out to the 
said Richard Smith, on the south by said Winacomak line, 
on the west by said Huntingtown line, beginning at a small 
bush standing six rods southwest from a certain tree called 
the bound tree between said Huntingtown and Winaco- 
mak and Smithtown, which said small bush is the bound 
between the said lot of land layd out to the said Richard 
Smith, and the said gore or lot layd out to the said Daniel 
Smith, the line to run between the two said tracts is from 
the said bush east to the layd out land lying on the west 
side of Smithtown river, the said lot or gore of land is 
bounded on the east by the layd out land lying on the 
west side of Smithtown river. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the severall freeholders propryators and de- 
viders of the land of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March 1735, therein nominated and ap- 
pointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock and George 
Townsend, to devide layout and equalize all the said free- 
holders propriaters and deviders in all the undivided lands 
and thatch beds in Smithtown according to their just rights 
Reference thereunto being had may more fully and at 

is probably the road that runs south near the house of Henry 
Hale, near Kings Park, and which is supposed to stand near 
the site of the homestead of formerly Piatt Smith, son of Jon- 
athan Smith 2nd.] 




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large appear. In pursuance of said articles we have layd 
out to Leftenant Richard Smith the several tracts and par. 
sels of land hereafter mentioned. 

April the 29 day 1736. then laid out to the said Rich- 
ard Smith on the Right of Deborah Lawrence dafter of 
Richard Smith senior of Smithtown deceased, a certain 
tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown river, 
lying in a certain place called Bushy neck,* bounded as 
followeth, on the east by land layd out to Job Smith, and 
bounded on the south by the middle of the northeast branch 
of said Smithtown river, and bounded on the west partly by 
the middle of said river and partly by land layd out in the 
said neck on the right of Samel Smith deceased, and bound- 
ed on the north by thirty acres of land layd out to Jona- 
than Smith. The aforesaid tract containing one hundred 
and ninety two acres. 

March the 18 day 1735-6. then layd out to the said 
Leftenant Richard Smith on the right of the said Deborah 
Lawrence, one other tract of land on the east side of 
Smithtown river, lying in a certain place called Neseaquag 
neck. Containing twenty five acres, bounded as followeth, 
on the west by a certain tract of land layd out on the right 
of Justice Richard Smith deceased, at a place called north 
Rasapeage, and bounded on the north by the Cleft, and 
bounded on the east by the foot of the long beach, and 
bounded on the south by the highway that leads unto the 
said beach. 

April the 10 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the Right of the said 
Deborah Lawrence, lying on the east side of Smithtown 

[*This tract was sold by Lieut. Richard Smith to Job Smith, 
Oct. 8, 1759, for ^360. See note on Bushy Neck at end of this 
Book.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 255 

river, being the one equal fourth part of about sixteen 
acres of land lying near the house of Jonathan Smith, 
bounded as followeth, on the west by the highway that 
leads from the town to the head of the said river by the 
house of Mary Liscomb, and bounded on the north by the 
south side of the hollow that leads through the town by 
the house of Jonathan Smith and the said Richard Smith, 
not coming nearer the middle of the said hollow than six 
rods, nor nearer than six rods to the brook or watering- 
place lying in the said hollow, and bounded on the east by 
the home lot of Job Smith, and bounded on the south by 
land layd out to Daniel Smith. Including within the said 
bounds ten acres of land which is reserved and left for the 
use and benefit of the propriators and owners of the lands 
in Smithtown in Generall to be taken in any place within 
the said bounds where the major part of said proprietors 
shall see cause to chuse the same. Also reserving the land 
two poles wide out of the said tract joyning to the home 
lot of the said Job Smith and land of Daniel Smith from 
the highway that leads through the town to the said high- 
way that leads from the town to the head of the river by 
the said house of Mary Liscomb, which said land two poles 
wide is reserved for a highway. 

July the 2nd day 1736. then laid out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right of the said 
Deborah Lawrence, on the east side of Smithtown River, 
lying on the southwest side of the northeast branch of said 
river, near the going over the said branch, by the house 
of James Dickinson being the northermost equal half of a 
certain tract of land containing five hundred and twenty 
two acres, which said five hundred and twenty two acres 
is bounded as followeth, the line to begin at the going 
over the said branch by James Dickinsons, on the south- 
west side thereof, so running easterly on the southwest 



256 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

side thereof crossing and including within the said tract 
the small springs that run westerly out of said branch into 
the said tract, until the line come opposite to the middle 
of the land sould by Job Smith senior deceased [to] Jona- 
than Jones, then the line to run into the middle of said 
branch then running up the middle of said branch to the 
head thereof to a marked tree being Daniel Smiths bound 
tree, and from thence the line to run south to Islip line, but 
leaving and Reserving the land westerly of said four rods 
wide from said Islip line to said marked tree, and also 
leaving the head of said branch free and Common from 
the said tree four rods wide and extending northerly from 
said tree twenty five rods down the said branch for a pub- 
lick watering place ; the said tract bounded southwardly 
by Islip line, and bounded westerly by land layd out on 
the Right of Samel Smith deceased. Excluding out of 
said tract a certain hay hollow which was formerly dis- 
posed of by Richard Smith senior deceased. 

November the 2 day 1736. then layd out to the said 
Richard Smith on the right of the said Deborah Lawrence 
two equal seventh parts of a certain lot of land lying on 
Rackconkemy plains, on the south side of the Country road 
that leads to the towns eastward, and being number four, 
bounded on the north by the said road, the said lot being 
forty seven rods wide measuring by the said road on a 
slant as the road runs, so running from the said road the 
said breadth south to Islip line, which said two sevenths 
parts of said tract lyeth next to one seventh part of said 
tract layd out to Job Smith. 

April the 26 day 1736. then laid out a certain tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right of his father 
Richard Smith deceased, containing one hundred and 
eighty-three acres, lying on the east side of Smithtown 
.river at a place called the old mill, or at a place where 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 257 

the old mill formerly stood,* bounded as followeth, on the 
east by land layd out to Edmund Smith, lying at the south 
end of a certain fifty acre lot being number twelve, on the 
south by land layd out to Daniel Smith, on the west by 
the said river by the edge of the uplands and bounded on 
the north by land layd out to the said Daniel Smith. 

April the 26 day 1736. then laid out to the said Richard 
Smith on the Right above said one other tract of land 
lying on the east side of said river and joyning to the 
meadows lying in the said River, and lying nearethe plase 
called the landing, by the house of the widow goalers, 
containing two acres and a half, bounded as followeth, on 
the west by the said meadow, on the north by the fence 
of Daniel Smith, on the east by the top of the hill near 
the said river, and bounded on the south by land layd out 
to Jonathan Smith. 

June the 1 day 1736. then laid out to the said Richard 
Smith on the right aforesaid, a certain tract of land lying 
on the east side of the above said river, at the south end 
of a certain fifty acre lot being number four, containing 
about one hundred and fifty acres bounded as followeth, on 
the north by the said fifty acre lot, from thence running 
south one degree east the same breadth of the said fifty 
acre lot to the Country road that leads to the town east- 
ward, and bounded on the south by the said road. 

March the 18 day 173J-. then laid out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right above said 
lying in Nisequague neck and joyning to his home lot, 
containing twenty-seven acres, and bounded together 

[*This tract lies at the north end of the tract laid out to Dan- 
iel Smith, and in late years belonging to Lyman Beecher 
Smith. See note on this tract at end of this book.] 



258 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

with his home lot* containing in the whole about fifty 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the south by the highway 
that leads through the town, on the east by the highway 
that leads between the said tract and the land of Job 
Smith, and bounded on the west and on the north by the 
highway that leads between the said tract and the land of 
Jonathan Smith to the Long beach. 

March the 19 day 1736, then layed out to the said Rich- 
ard Smith on the right above said a tract of land lying in 
the said Niseaquage neck, containing thirty two acres and 
joyning to land belonging to the said Richard Smith, lying 
at a place called the north field, which was formerly 
in the occupation of Justice Richard Smith deceased and 
was granted to him by deed of gift from his father, and is 
bounded together with the above said tract containing in 
the whole about fifty acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
north by the Cleft, on the west by the land of Jonathan 
Smith, on the south by the highway that leads to James 
neck, and bounded on the east by land layd out to Daniel 
Smith, to run as the fence now standeth. 

March the 17 day 173! then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right of his father 
Richard Smith deceased, lying at a place called north 
Rasapeague, containing nine acres, bounded as followeth, 
on the north by the Cleft, on the west by land in the pos- 
session of Daniel Smith, on the south by the highway that 
leads to the Long beach, and bounded on the east by a 
tract of land called pig creek hills. 

[*This is the original homestead of Richard Smith, 2d, and 
in his will was left to his son Nathaniel, who appears to have 
exchanged it with his brother Lieut. Richard Smith for lands at 
Moriches. See note on pp. 39, 44, and note at end of this 
book.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 259 

March the 19 day 173I then laid out to the said Richard 
Smith a certain tract of land lying- in nesequage neck, con- 
taining six acres and a half, bounded as followeth, on the 
east and on the north by the highway that leads to the 
north swamp, bounded on the west by James neck and 
bounded on the south by the highway that leads to the 
said James neck. 

April the 29 day 1736, then layd out to the said Richard 
Smith on the right above said, a certain tract of land lying 
on the east side of Smithtown River, joyning thereto and 
lying southward of the mills now standing on said river, 
joyning to the mill pond, containing about one acre, 
bounded as followeth, on the north by the Dam on the 
east by the swamp path, on the south by land layd out to 
Daniel Smith, and bounded on the west by the middle of 
said river. 

April the 24 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right above said, 
containing two acres, it being part of Shubal marchants 
home lot. 

July the 2 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the Right above said 
lying on the east side of Smithtown river, on the southwest 
side of northeast branch of said river being the south- 
wardmost equal half thereof, Containing in the whole five 
hundred and twenty-two acres, bounded as the other equal 
northermost half of said tract layd out to the said Richard 
Smith on the right of Deborah Lawrence is described. 

March the 18 day 1736, then laid out to the said Richard 
Smith on the right of his said father Richard Smith de- 
ceased, one other tract of land lying in nesequage neck, 
at a place called Old Rasapeage containing about forty 



260 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN 

acres'* more or less, bounded as followeth, on the east by 
the harbour, on the north by the land of Daniel Smith, the 
line to run as the fence now standeth between the two 
said tracts, bounded on the west by the highway that leads 
from the town to the Long beach, and bounded on the 
south by the land layed out to Ebenezer Smith, the line to 
rnn between the two said tracts as the fence now standeth. 

October the 30 day 1736, then layd out to the [said] 
Richard Smith on the right of his said father a certain 
tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown river 
joyning thereto, and lying between the said river and the 
road that leads from the town to the head of said river by 
the house of Mary Liscomb, and lying northward of said 
house of Mary Liscomb, containing one acre and fifty-six 
square rods bounded as followeth, on the east by the said 
road, on the south by land layd out to Ebenezer Smith, on 
the west by said river, and bounded on the north by Com- 
mon land. 

November the 2 day 1736, then laid out to the said Rich- 
ard Smith, on the right aforesaid, the two equal third 
parts of a certain lot of land lying on Rockconkomey 
plains, being number seven, being the westermost part 
thereof bounded as followeth, on the north by the Country 
road that leads to the towns eastward, the said lot being 

[*This trace was sold by Richard Smith 3d and Julia, his 
wife, to Wm. Wickham Mills, Aug. 20, 1800. Then described 
as "A piece of land commonly distinguished by the name of 
Old Rasapeage. Bounded north by land of Micah Smith, 
west by road from Pig creek to Nissaquogue, south by Richard 
Smith, Sr., east by shore of Stony Brook Harbor," 40 acres. 
This by descent is now the property of Mrs. Minnie M. Mott. 
Deed in possession of Dubois Smith. The land north of this 
was sold by Micah Smith to Jonas Smith, Nov. 7, 1807. Bound- 
ed north by Nathaniel Smith, west by Micah Smith.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SiMITHTOWN. 26l 

one hundred and fourteen rods in width measuring by the 
said road on a slant as the said road runneth, then running 
from the said road south the said breadth to Islip line, ex- 
cepting what part of a tract which Edmund Smith deceased 
formerly sould to Timothy Biggs, lyeth within said bounds, 
also excepting out of said bounds the one half of a certain 
pond of water called [Spectioul] pond, lying within said 
bounds, which is left for a publick watering place, also 
excepting out of said tract a convenient highway to said 
watering place. 

August the 12 day 1736, then laid out to the said Rich- 
ard Smith on the right aforesaid a certain tract of land 
lying on the west side of Smithtown river and lying south- 
ward of the land layd out to Obadiah Smith, and lying 
on the east side of a certain tract of land layd out to 
Daniel Lawrence, Containing thirty seven acres and a 
quarter, it being the northermost equal half of a certain 
tract of land containing in the whole seventy four acres 
and a half, which said tract is bounded as followeth, on the 
west by said land layd out to said Daniel Lawrence, bound- 
ed on the north and on the east by land layd out to the 
said Obadiah Smith and bounded on the south by Com- 
mon land. 

July the 29 day 1736, then laid out one other tract of land 
to the said Richard Smith on the right aforesaid lying on 
the west side of said river, joyning to the head of Rock 
Cove,* Containing ninety six acres bounded as followeth, 
on the west by land layd out to Jonathan Smith, the line 
to run beginning at a dry sapling marked standing at the 
head of Rock Cove, south fourteen degrees and a half 

[*The original map and survey of this and adjoining lands 
is now among the papers in the Long Island Historical So- 
ciety.] 



262 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

west by the said land layd out to Jonathan Smith, till it 
comes to land layd out on the right aforesaid to Hannah 
Fanning, bounded on the south by the said land layd out 
to Hannah Fanning, bounded on the east by land laid out 
to Ebenezer Smith, and bounded on the north by the said 
dry sapling standing at the head of Rock Cove. 

May the first day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Richard Smith on the right afore said lying 
on the west side of said river at a plase called Bread and 
Cheese hollow, containing one hundred and seventeen 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by the road that 
leads by the house of Moses acorly [Ackerly] towards Hun- 
tingtown, bounded on the west partly by land formerly be- 
longing to Obadiah Smith, now in the possession of John 
Skidmore, and partly by Huntingtown line, and bounded 
on the south and on the east b}" Comon land, which said 
tract is now in possession of Nathaniel Ketcham and Moses 
Ackerly. 

November the 17 day 1736 then laid out to the said 
Richard Smith on the right aforesaid a certain lot of land 
joyning to Hunttingtown line being number six, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by land layd out to Edmund 
Smith, on the south by land laid out to Daniel Smith, on 
the west by said Huntingtown line, the said lot being 
eighty six rods wide, measuring by the said line. The 
said lot is to run from the said Huntingtown line the afore 
said breadth east to the layd out land lying on the west 
side of Smithtown river, and bounded on the east by the 
said layed out land, excluding out of the said tract the 
head of a certain branch of the aforesaid river lying within 
the said lot near Aaron Smith's cellar, that is to say from 
the head of said branch running six rods down the said 
branch eastward which is left for a publick watering place, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 263 

also excluding out of the said tract the land four rods wide 
from the said watering place north to the Country road. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made by 
and between the several free holders propriators and de- 
viders of the land in Smithtown, bearing date the thir- 
teenth day of March 1735, we have laid out to Hannah 
Fanning on the right of her father Richard Smith deceased, 
a certain tract of land lying on the west side of Smithtown 
river, containing one hundred and thirty acres bounded 
as followeth, beginning at a certain white oak tree stand- 
ing about north east from a small pond of water, from 
thence running south one hundred and twenty rods to a 
large chesnut tree marked, then running east one hundred 
and sixty rods to a marked tree, then running north one 
hundred and forty rods to a marked tree being the north 
west bounds of a certain tract of land layd out to Daniel 
Lawrence, from thence running westerly to the aforesaid 
white oak tree the first bounds, which said tract was given 
to the said Hannah Fanning by her father Richard Smith 
deceased in his last will and testament. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several free holders propriators and de- 
viders of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March 1735, therein nominated and ap- 
pointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock George Town- 
send to devide lay out and equalise all the said freehold- 
ers propriators and devidors in all the undivided lands and 
thatch beds in, Smithtown according to their just rights, 



264 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Reference thereunto being had may more fully and at 
large appear, in pursuant of said articles we have laid out 
to Richard Smith* on the right of his father Job Smith, 
which was the son of Richard Smith senior deceased, one 
certain tract of land being in a certain place called Stony 
Brook neck, bounded westerly by land laid out on the 
right of Adam Smith deceased, on the north by Stony brook 
harbour, on the east by Stony brook and by Brookhaven 
line thatruns between the two towns, and on the south 
partly by the road that goes from Brookhaven to Smith- 
town and partly by the aforesaid land on the right of Adam 
Smith laid out. Containing three hundred and forty six 
acres, one hundred and eighty acres of the said land was 
granted to Job Smith and Richard Smith by Richard 
Smith senior deceased and the remaining part of the above 
said land was laid out on Job Smith senior deceased his 
right, one acre and a half of the above said tract joyning 
to the mill dam was laid out to Edmund Smith. 

April ye 16 in ye yeare 1736 then layd to Richard Smith 
above said one other tract of land at a sertain place called 
ye northeast branch, containing one hundred and forty 
five acres, bounded as followeth, on the south by the 
middle of said branch, on the west by land layd out to Jon- 
athan Smith now in the possession of Richard Blyding- 
borrow as the fence between them now stands on ye 
upland and in the swamp, north partly by ye Country 
road and partly by the road that leads to South by Jona- 
than Jones house, and bounded on the east by land now in 
ye possession of Jonathan Jones, one hundred and sixteen 
acres of said tract was sold by Daniel Smith, the remaining 
part is laid out on the right of Job Smith deceased. 

[*This Richard Smith, son of Job Smith, 1st, was generally 
known as "Saint Richard." For deed of Richard Smith see 
page 70.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 265 

April the 20 day 1736 then laid out to the said Richard 
Smith on the right of his father Job Smith deceased, a cer- 
tain tract of land lying on the north side of the Country 
road that leads by the house of Richard Blydenburg to the 
towns eastward, and lying near the house of Daniel Saxton, 
Containing about two acres more or less, bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the east by the land now in the possession of 
said Daniel Saxton, by the west side of the fence, on the 
south by the said Country road, on the west by the land 
now in the possession of Richard Blydenburg by the east 
side of the fence, The said tract to extend from the said 
Country road northward eight rods so bounded northward 
eight rods from said Country road. 

RICHARD WOODHLUL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

[Note. — This piece is at the south end of 50 Acre Lot No. 
12.— W. S. P.] 

Whereas the severall freeholders propryators and de- 
viders of the land of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them, bearing date 
the thirteenth day of March anno Domini, 1735, therein 
nominated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John 
Hallock and George Townsend, to devide Lay out and 
equalise all the said free holders propryators and deviders 
in all the undivided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown, 
according to their just rights, Reference unto being had 
may more fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said 
articles we have layd out to Edmund Smith ye several 
tracts of land hereafter mentioned. 

March ye 6, in ye yeare 1736 then laid out in Stony 
Brook neck one sertain tract of land bounded as followeth, 
north by the harbor, easterly by ye land laid out to Rich- 



266 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

ard Smith, south by Timothy Mills land and partly by the 
road that goes from Brookhaven to Smithtown, westerly 
and southwardly partly by land laid out to Joseph Smith 
and partly by the harbor. The several highways running 
through the said land excluded. One hundred and twenty 
acres of said tract was granted by Richard Smith senier 
deceased to Adam Smith deceased, and one hundred acres 
of said tract was granted by the above said Richard Smith 
to Edmund Smith, son of Adam Smith above said, and fifty 
nine acres of said tract was laid out on the right of Justice 
Richard Smith deceased, and sold by Leftenant Richard 
Smith to Capt. Edmund Smith deceased. The remaining 
part of the above said tract was laid out on ye right of 
Adam Smith deceased, the said tract Contains in the whole 
four hundred and sixty six acres, inclosing two acres be- 
longing to Timothy Mills near by the landing place. 

April the 14 in ye yeare 1736, then laid out one other 
tract of land on the right of Adam Smith deceased above- 
said at a place called Rongcongcome pond, being about 
three hundred and four acres, bounded on the south by 
Rongcongcome Swamp, east by a road that goes to said 
pond, north and west by Common land. The said tract of 
land was sold by Capt. Edmund Smith to Timothv Biggs. 

March ye 6 in ye year 1736, then laid out on ye right of 
Adam Smith deceased to Edmund Smith one acre and a 
half of land being in Stony brook neck, joining to his mill 
dam. 

April the 8 in the year 1736, then laid out on ye right of 
Adam Smith deceased above said one tract of land at the 
north end of a sertain fifty acre lot belonging to James 
Smith, Containing five acres bounded as followeth, on the 
south by the said fifty acres lot, and on the north by the 
highway that leads to Brookhaven, and on the west by ye 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 267 

land of Piatt Smith, including about one halfe of a certain 
swamp or pond of water joyning to ye said tract. 

[Note. — This tract is at the north end of 50 acre Lot No. 12.] 

April ye 14 in ye year 1736, then laid out to Edmund 
Smith a certain tract of land at Rasapege containing four- 
teen acres, bounded as followeth, east by the harbour, and 
south by Daniel Smiths land, and north by said Daniel 
Smith, and west as the fence now standeth, which land 
was formerly granted by Richard Smith senior deceased, 
to his son Adam Smith deceased. 

April ye 3 in ye year 1736, then laid to Edmund Smith 
■on the right of Adam Smith deceased, a seartain tract of 
land joyning to the aforesaid tract being in quantity three 
acres and a half, bounded on ye west by the highway that 
goes to ye Long beach, on the east by the aforesaid fence, 
and on the north and on the south . 

June ye 30th in ye yeare 1736, then laid out to Edmund 
Smith on ye right of Adam Smfth deceased, a sartain tract 
of upland and swamp including all the swamp except what 
Timothy Biggs line takes in, bounded as followeth, Lying 
on the north side of Rongcongcome pond, not coming 
within four rods of ye said pond, northerly and westerly 
by ye land Capt. Edmund Smith sold to Timothy Biggs, 
easterly by Brookhaven line, ye north bounds running 
from said Biggs northeast bound tree east twenty degrees 
north to Brookhaven line, containing ninety six acres 
besides the swamp, excluding two acres of land near ye 
house of William Rowe wherein he now dwells, which 
land was granted by Jonathan Smith and Job Smith to 
George Phillips, forty eight acres of said tract the north 
part thereof was sold out in liew of forty eight acres 
which was taken out of the land of Capt. Edmund Smith 



268 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SiMITHTOWN. 

at the head of his fifty acre lot, by Nathaniel Smith's one 
hundred and thirty acres, which lyeth at a place called 
Cutscunsuck. 

October ye 3 in ye year 1736, then laid out to Edmund 
Smith on the right of Adam Smith deceased, a seartain 
tract of land joyning to Brookhaven line, from Brookha- 
ven line running by the road that goes to the head of the 
river eighty two rods, then running southward to the land 
laid out to Timothy Biggs on ye right of said Adam 
Smith at Rongcongcome pond. 

June the 30th in the year 1736, then laid out one other 
tract of land to said Edmund Smith on the right of Samuel 
Smith deceased, at the head of Stony Brook neck, bounded 
as followeth, South by the fifty acre lots, west by land laid 
out to Joseph Smith, north by ye road that goes from 
Smithtown to Brookhaven, easterly by land laid out to the 
said Edmund Smith, including the highway that goes from 
Brookhaven to the head of the river, which said tract con- 
tains ten acres, and was purchased by Capt. Edmund 
Smith of Obadiah Smith. 

March ye 20 in ye year 1736, then laid out one other 
tract of land to ye above said Edmund Smith on the right 
of Adam Smith deceased, being about one hundred acres, 
bounded as followeth, north by a seartain fifty acre lot 
number one, and south by the Country road, soe running 
from said fifty acre lot south one degree east the same 
breadth of the said fifty acre lot to the said country road, 
excepting forty eight acres that was laid out to Nathaniel 
Smith within the aforesaid bounds. 

June ye 21 in ye yeare 1736, then laid out one other 
tract of land to Edmund Smith on the right of Adam 
Smith deceased, on ye east side of Smithtown river, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 269 

bounded as followeth, north by a certain fifty acre lot now 
in the possession of James Smith number twelve so run- 
ning south one degree east, the same breadth to the 
Country road that leads to the towns eastward, ye above 
said tract contains above one hundred and fifty acres, 
excepting and excluding out of said tract about four acres, 
of land layd out to Daniel Smith and Richard Smith lying 
within the said bounds joyning to said Country road. 

March the 20 day 173^ then laid out to the said Edmund 
Smith on the Right of his grand father Adam Smith 
deceased, the one equal third part of a certain tract of 
land lying on the east side of Smithtown river, and on the 
west side of the highway that leads from the town to the 
head of said river by the house of Mary Liscomb, which 
said tract is bounded as followeth, on the south by two 
acres of land layd out on the right of Justice Richard 
Smith deceased, on the west by the said river, on the 
north by the highway that leads to the landing, and bound- 
ed on the east by the said highway, that leads from the 
town to the head of said river. 

November the 2 dy 1736, then layd out to the said 
Edmund Smith on the right of the said Adam Smith a 
certain lot of land, lying on Rockconkemy plains, on the 
south side of the Country road, that leads to the towns 
eastward, being number three, and being forty seven rods 
wide measuring on a slant by the said road, as the said 
road runs, bounded on the north by the said road from 
thence running south the said breadth to Islip line, and 
bounded on the south by Islip line. 

June the 18 dy 1736, then laid out to the said Edmund 
Smith on the right of the said Adam Smith a certain tract 
of land lying on the west side of Smithtown river, lying 
southward of Sunken meadow neck, Containing two 



270 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

hundred and thirty five acres, bounded as followeth, on 
the north by the highway that leads by the house of 
Charles Davis, on the west by Bread and Cheese Hollow, 
on the south by the highway that leads by the house of 
Moses Ackerley, and bounded on the east partly by the 
land of Thomas Conkling and partly by ten acres of land 
now in the possession of Charles Davis. 

June 23 dy 1736, then layd out to the said Edmund Smith 
on the right afore said one other tract of land lying on the 
west side of said river, and southward of said sunken 
meadow neck, and lying on the south side of the highway 
that leads by the house of Moses Ackerley, Containing 
seven hundred and seventy one acres, bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the north by the said road, beginning at a red 
oak sapling marked, being the north east bound of a cer- 
tain tract of land belonging to the said Moses Ackerley, 
from thence the line to run south twenty four degrees 
west, one hundred and seventy rods by the said Moses 
Ackerleysland, and land belonging to Nathaniel Ketcham, 
to a marked tree, and from thence the line to run south 
twenty degrees east three hundred and fifty five rods to a 
laro-e white oak tree marked, from thence the line to run 
East three hundred and ten rods to a black oak sapling 
marked, from thence running north two hundred and thirty 
two rods to a white oak tree marked, being the northeast 
bounds of said tract, being also the north west bounds of 
a certain tract of land now claimed by the heirs of Thomas 
Conkling deceased, from thence running west twenty six 
decrees north one hundred and sixty six rods and a half to 
a walnut sapling marked, being the north east bounds of a 
certain tract of land layd out to Zephaniah Piatt, from 
thence running south six degrees west eight}' rods to the 
south east corner of the said Zephaniah Piatt's land, from 
thence running west three degrees south, one hundred 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 271 

and forty three rods to the southwest corner of the said 
Zephaniah Platts land, from thence running north seven 
degrees east sixty four rods, then running north twenty 
five degrees east, one hundred and seventy seven rods by 
the land of the said Zephaniah Piatt, from thence running 
west ten degrees north, sixteen rods, from thence running 
north thirty one degrees west sixty two rods, to the afore- 
said highway, leading by the said house of the said moses 
Ackerly, from thence running west wardly along the said 
highway to the said red oake sapling the first bounds. 

November the 17 dy 1736, then laid out to the said 
Edmund Smith on the right aforesaid a certain lot of land 
joyning to Huntingtown line, being number five, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by land layd out to Aaron 
Smith, on the south by land layd out to Leftenant Richard 
Smith, on the west by said Huntingtown line, the said lot 
being ninety eight rods wide measuring by the said line 
on a slant as the said line runneth, the said lot is to run 
from the said Huntingtown line the aforesaid breadth east 
to the layd out land lying on the west side of Smithtown 
river, and bounded on the east by sayd layd out land. 

April the 1 dy 1736, then layd out to the said Edmund 
Smith on the right aforesaid, a certain tract of land lying 
on the east side of Smithtown river, and lying at the north 
end of the fifty acre lots, containing about one hundred 
and forty acres more or less, bounded as followeth, on the 
west by land now belonging to the heirs of Capt. Edmund 
Smith deceased, on the south by the said fifty acre lots, 
on the east by a certain tree standing in the three sister 
hollow, being the south bound of said tract called and 
known by the name of Adam Smiths bound tree, of the 
aforesaid tract then running from the said bound tree 
north tour degrees east one hundred and six rods to a 
walnut tree, then running west twenty seven rods, then 



272 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

running- north to the hundred acres of land which Richard 
Smith senior deceased granted to his son Samuel Smith 
deceased, so bounded on the north by the said hundred 
acres, It is to be understood, that all the land that lyeth 
between the land layd out to the said Edmund Smith in 
Stony Brook neck, and the above said tract is layd out to 
the said Edmund Smith, excepting the above said hundred 
acres which was formerly granted by the said Richard 
Smith senior to his said son Samuel Smith deceased. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several freeholders propryators and de- 
viders of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, therein nomi- 
nated and apoynted us Richard Woodhull, John Hallock, 
George Townsend to devide lay out and equalise all the 
said free holders propriators and deviders in all the undi- 
vided land and thatch beds in Smithtown according to just 
rights, Reference thereunto being had may more fully and 
at large appear, In pursuant ol said articles we have layd 
out to Joseph Smith. 

March ye 6 day in ye year 1736, Then laid out to ye said 
Joseph Smith a seartain tract of land being one hundred 
and forty two acres, on the right of his father Job Smith 
deceased, being at the upper end of Stony brook neck, 
bounded as followeth, north and east by the land layd out 
to ye heirs of Capt. Edmund Smith, soe running from said 
land of Edmund's by ye road that goes from Brookhaven 
to Smithtown to a certain chesnut sapling marked standing 
in the three Sister hollow, and so running westerly to a 
certain tree standing on ye west side of ye brook, south- 
ward of the orchard of the said Joseph Smith, and so 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 273 

running northerly from the said tree to a larger Chesnut 
tree, standing by the highway, and from the said tree 
north to ye harbour, bounded on ye west by the harbour. 
Reserving the highways running through the said tract, 
also excepting out of the bounds above said two acres of 
meadow belonging to the heirs of Edmund Smith deceased, 
also the land four rods in length and two rods in width, 
Joyning to the said meadow on the north side of said 
meadow. 

March the 6, 1736, then layd out one other tract of land 
to the above said Joseph Smith on the right of his father 
Job Smith deceased, at the head of Stony brook harbour, 
Containing twenty one acres bounded as followeth, on ye 
south and on the west and on the north by land laid out 
to Daniel Smith, to range as the fence now standeth, 
bounded easterly by the aforesaid Joseph Smiths land, 
and partly by the harbour. 

March the 6 in ye year 1737, then laid out one other 
tract of land to Joseph Smith above said on the right of 
his father Job Smith deceased, lying on the west side of 
three sister hollow bounded as followeth on the south by 
the highway that leads from Brookhaven, to Smithtown, 
west by the land layd out to Daniel Smith, north by the 
said three sister hollow, Containing in ye whole twenty 
one acres, Three acres and a halfe of said tract, the above 
said Joseph Smith bought of Richard Smith son of Samel 
Smith deceased, and is layd out to said Joseph on the 
right of said Samel Smith. 

June the 30 in the year 1736, then laid out one other 
tract of land, to Joseph Smith above said on the right of 
his father Job Smith deceased, containing twenty-four 
acres, lying at the head of Stony Brook neck, bounded as 
followeth, south by the fifty acre lots, on the east by the land 



274 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

layd out to the heirs of Edmund Smith, on the north by 
the road that goes to Brookhaven from Smithtown, on the 
west by land laid out to Jonathan .Smith. Ten acres of 
said tract was bought by the said Joseph Smith of Rich- 
ard Smith. 

March the 20 day 1736, then laid out to the said Joseph 
Smith on the right of his said father, the one fourth part 
of the equal two third part of a certain tract of land lying 
on the east side of Smithtown river, and on the west side 
of the highway that leads to the head of said river by the 
house of Mary Liscomb, which said tract is bounded as 
followeth, on the south by two acres of land layd out on 
the right of Justice Richard Smith deceased, on the west 
by the said river, on the north by a highway leading to 
the landing, and bounded on the east by the said highway 
leading from the town to the head of said river. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said Jo- 
seph Smith on the right of his said father Job Smith, the 
one equall fifth part of a certain lot of land lying on Ro- 
conkemy Plains, being number two, being that fifth part 
that lyeth next to the fifth part of said tract layd to his 
brother Job Smith. 

November the 17 dy, 1736, then laid out to the said Jo- 
seph Smith on the right aforesaid part of a certain lot of 
land joyning to Huntingtown line, being number four, 
bounded as followeth, on the north by part of said lot layd 
out to Timothy Smith, on the south by part of said lot 
layd out to Aaron Smith, bounded on the west by said 
Huntingtown line. The said tract is thirty one rods wide 
measuring by the said line on a slant as the line runneth. 
The said tract is to run from the said line the said width 
east to the layd out land lying on the west side of Smith- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 275 

town river, and bounded on the east by the sayd layd out 

land. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several freeholders propriators and devid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March Anno Domini 1735, therein nom- 
inated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Townsend, to devide lay out and equalize all 
the said freeholders propriators and deviders in all the 
undivided lands and thatchbeds in Smithtown, according 
to their just right, Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said arti- 
cles, we have layd out to Obadiah Smith the several tracts 
and parcels of land hereafter mentioned. 

April the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Obadiah 
Smith a certain tract of land and swamp lying on the east 
side of Smithtown river, and on the south side of the 
country road that leads over the said river by the mills 
to the town eastward, containing two hundred and ninety 
two acres,* bounded as followeth, on the north by the said 
country road, on the west by a tract of land called Bushy 
neck, on the south by the south side of the northeast 

[*This tract embraces all the land at Smithtown Branch, on 
the south side of the Country road between the land of Fred- 
erick Lenhart, and the road from Smithtown Branch to Haup- 
pauge by the store of Conklin & Jayne. Obadiah Smith sold 
the entire tract to Capt James Dickinson of Oyster Bay, March 
30, 1732, showing that he was in possession of itat that time. The 
price paid was ^500. James Dickinson sold it back to Oba- 
diah Smith May 16, 1741. The original deeds are now in pos- 
session of Mrs. Elizabeth H. Lawrence. Obadiah Smith sold 



276 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

branch of said river, by the edge of the upland, and 
bounded on the east by the highway that leads over the 
said branch between the said tract and the land of Richard 
Blydenburg, one hundred and eighteen acres of said tract 
being the eastermost part thereof was formerly granted by 
Richard Smith senior, deceased, by deed of gift, the 
remaining part thereof is laid out on the right of Samuel 
Smith deceased, who was the son of said Richard Smith. 

April the 1 day 1736, then laid out one other tract of 
land to the said Obadiah Smith on the right of his said 
father Samuel Smith, deceased lying on the east side of 
Smithtown river, on the west side of a place called Bushy 
neck, containing about four acres, more or less, bounded 
as followeth, on the west by a certain tract of land for- 
merly sould by Daniel Smith to Daniel Bayts deceased, 
and bounded on the south and on the east, and on the 
north by the fence as it now stands round the said tract, 
which said tract was formerly cleared and fenced by his 
brother Richard Smith deceased. 

April the 1 day 1736, then laid out one other tract of 
land to the said Obadiah Smith on the right above sayd, 
joyning to the above sayd tract lying on the north end 
thereof, the first bound standing at the northeast corner 
of the aforesaid tract being a marked whitewood tree, 
standing about four rods east from the mill pond, the line 

the eastern part of it (195 acres) to George Norton of Hemp- 
stead, May 1, 1744. Deed in possession of Mrs. Charles Hilton 
Brown. The western part was sold by Obadiah Smith to 
John Arthur June 7, 1747, and remained in possession of his 
descendants till recent years. The part sold to George Nor- 
ton afterwards came in possession of Epenetus Smitn, and by 
descent came to Samuel Arden Smith, who built a beautiful 
residence, yet standing. This was afterwards sold to one Ely 
of New York, and is now owned by his heirs.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 277 

to run from the said tree northwardly to the land layd out 
to Jonathan, at the north end of said neck so as the said 
tract shall be twelve rods wide from the mill pond, by the 
house of James Chipman now standing by the end of the 
dam, bounded on the east by said line, and bounded on 
the west by the swamp path or land layd out formerly 
sould by Daniel Smith and Leftenant Richard Smith to 
Daniel Bayts deceased. 

May the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Obadiah 
Smith on the right above said, two acres of land being 
part of Shubal Marchants home lot. 

May the 1 day 1736, then laid out one certain tract of 
land lying on the east side of Smithtown river, lying near 
the said river containing ten acres, and a half, being Mary 
Liscombs home lot, bounded as followeth, on the west by 
the highway that leads from the town to the head of the 
said river, on the south by land layd out to Jonathan 
Smith, and Piatt Smith, on the east and on the north by 
land layd out to Daniel Smith. The said tract is layd 
out to the said Obadiah Smith on the right of his father 
Samuel Smith deceased. 

April the 24 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Obadiah Smith on the right above said, 
lying on the east side of Smithtown river, lying near the 
said river, containing forty eight acres, bounded as fol- 
loweth, on the west by the highway that leads from the 
town to the head of said river, on the south by land layd 
out to Daniel Smith, on the east by the highwy that leads 
from the town to the old mill, and bounded on the north 
by land layd out to Jonathan Smith and Piatt Smith. 

June the 30 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Obadiah Smith on the rijrht of his said 



278 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

father Samuel Smith deceased, lying near the house of 
James Dickinson, on the north side of the country road 
that leads through the town eastward, containing nine- 
teen acres, bounded as followeth, on the south by the said 
country road, on the west by the highway that leads from 
the house of said James Dickinson to a place called the 
landing, by the house of the widow Goalears, bounded on 
the north by the land of Richard Willetts, and bounded 
on the east by the highway that leads from the house of 
the said James Dickinson to the house of Timothy Mills.* 

June the 1 day 1736, then laid out to the said Obadiah 
Smith one other tract of land on the right aforesaid lying 
on the north side of the country road that leads through 
the town eastward, and at the south end of a certain fifty 
acre lot being number three, containing about one hun- 
dred and fifty acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
said fifty acre lot from there running south one degree 
east the full breadth of the said fifty acre lot to the said 
country road, and bounded on the south by the said road. 

May the 12 day 1736, then laid out to the said Obadiah 
Smith one other tract of land on the right aforesaid lying 
on the east side of Smithtown river, and on the south side 
of the northeast branch of said river, Containing five hun- 

[*This tract includes the land where the church and school- 
house and the old house formerly owned by Epenetus Smith 
now stands at Smithtown Branch. It was sold by Obadiah 
Smith to Capt. James Dickinson March 30, 1732, as he was 
then in possession. James Dickinson sold it back May 16, 1741, 
and Obadiah Smith sold it to George Norton May 1, 1744. 
Amos Dickinson had recently " built a new house " on the lot. 
It was afterwards owned by Epenetus Smith, who was in pos- 
session in 1750. The old house now standing is probably the 
same built by Amos Dickinson. Epenetus Smith was son of 
Job Smith 2nd.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 279 

dred and ninety acres, bounded as followeth, on the north 
by the land sould by the said Obadiah Smith to James Dick- 
inson, on the west by the middle of a certain branch called 
the Long branch, so running from the said north east 
branch southwardly up the middle of the said Long branch 
to the head thereof, from thence running south eleven de- 
grees west to Islip line, then running eastwardly by said 
Islip line two hundred and thirteen rods, thence running 
north five degrees east to the said land sould by the said 
Obadiah Smith to the said James Dickinson, to a marked 
tree standing on the west side of the going over the said 
north east branch. 

November the 2 day 1736, then laid out to the said Oba- 
diah Smith one other tract of land on the right aforesaid, 
lying on the south side of the Country road that leads by 
the house of James Dickinson to the towns eastward, 
which said tract or lot of land lyeth on Rockconkcomey 
plains, being number one bounded as followeth, on the 
west by land layd out to Job Smith, on the north by the 
said Country road, being forty seven rods wide, measuring 
on a slant by the said road, from thence running south the 
said breadth to Islip line, and bounded on the south by 
said Islip line. 

May the 17 day 1736, then laid out to the said Obadiah 
Smith a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river containing about five hundred and twenty 
four acres more or less, bounded as followeth, on the east 
partly by land layd out to Jonathan Smith and partly by 
a highway that lyeth betweene the land layd out to the 
said Jonathan Smith and said tract, so running by said 
highway to the southeast corner of the cleared land of the 
said Obadiah Smith to a marked tree standing by the cor- 
ner of the fence of the said Obadiah Smith, from thence 
running west twelve degrees north to the land layd out to 



280 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Daniel Lawrence to a small bush marked standing at the 
southeast corner of the the old cleared lot of the said 
Daniel Lawrence, being one hundred and sixty two rods, 
northward from the southeast bounds of said tract belong- 
ing to the said Daniel Lawrence, bounded westerly by land 
layd out to the said Daniel Lawrence, and bounded on the 
north by the harbour by the edge of the upland, part of 
said tract, was formerly granted by Richard Smith senior 
by deed and the remaining part thereof is laid out to the 
said Obadiah Smith* on the right of his father Samuel 
Smith deceased. 

May the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Obadiah 
Smith a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river joyning to the medows, containing 
twenty-six acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
land lavd out to Jonathan Smith, on the east by the mead- 
ows belonging to the said Obadiah Smith, on the south by 
land layd out to Daniel Smith, and bounded on the west 
by a north line run from the northwest bound of the land 
layd out on the right of Deborah Lawrence. The above said 
tract is layd out to the said Obadiah Smith on the right of 
his father Samuel Smith deceased. 

[*This tract has remained in possession of the descendants 
of Obadiah Smith till a very recent period. Obadiah Smith 
by will left it to his sons Obadiah and Philetus. The former 
had the western part, which now belongs to the Harned family. 
Philetus Smith had the eastern part, and added to it a tract 
bought of Aaron Smith adjoining the harbor. He left it to his 
son Alexander, who in turn left it to his brothers, Timothy 
Treadwell Smith and Elias Smith. The former sold his part 
to Elias Smith, who thus became the sole owner. The man- 
sion house of Elias Smith yet remains an interesting relic of 
the early days. The still older house of Obadiah Smith stood 
near it next the river.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 28 1 

May i day 1736, then layd out to the said Obadiah one 
other tract of land on the right aforesaid lying in Bread 
and Cheese hollow, containing thirty three acres bounded 
as followeth, on the north by the highway that leads by 
the house of Moses acorly [Ackerly], on the east by the 
land of the said Moses acorly, on the south by land in the 
possession of Nathaniel Ketcham, and bounded on the 
west by Huntingtown line, which said tract was formerly 
sould by the said Obadiah Smith to Jonas Piatt deceased. 

August the tenth day 1736, then layd out to the said 
Obadiah Smith one other tract of land on the right of his 
said father, lying on the west side of Smithtown river, and 
on the west side of the road that leads from the house of 
the said Obadiah Smith to the head of said river, contain- 
ing one hundred and two acres, bounded as followeth, on 
the east by the said road, on the north by the land of the 
said Obadiah Smith, on the west by seventy four acres and 
a half of land laid out on the right of Justice Richard 
Smith deceased, and bounded on the south by land layd 
out to Job Smith. 

November the 17 day 1736, then la}^ out to the sayd 
Obadiah Smith on the right aforesaid one certain lot of 
land joyning to Huntingtown line being number two, 
bounded as followeth, on the west by said Huntingtown 
line, on the north by a lot of land layd out to Daniel Law- 
rence, being number one, from thence running south by 
said Huntingtown line ninety eight rods, on a square, to 
the land layd out to Jonathan Smith, bounded on the south 
by the said land layd out to Jonathan Smith, the said tract 
is to run from said Huntingtown line the aforesaid breadth 
east to the layd out land on the west side of said river, and 
bounded on the east by the said layd out land, excluding 
out of the said tract the eastermost half of the swamp 
called the Indian Head, for a public watering place. 



282 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

May the 14 day 1736, then layd out a certain tract of 
land on the right of Deborah Lawrence, containing five 
hundred acres,* lying on the west side of Smithtown river 
at a place where the mills now stand, bounded as followeth. 
Beginning at the said river at a certain branch of said 
river lying southward of the said mills Called the Peasa- 
punk branch, from thence running north thirty one degrees 
west one hundred and ninety six rods, then east thirty 
degrees north four hundred and four rods to a marked 
tree being the northwest bounds of said tract, then run- 
ning south thirty degrees east one hundred and ninety six 
rods, to the meadows, then running southward betweene 
the meadows and upland one hundred and eight rods, 
then running east to the said river, then running south- 
wardly up the middle of said river to the first bound at 
the mouth of the said Peasapunk branch, excluding out 
of the said tract two acres of land layd out to Daniel Smith 
joyning to the sayd meadows, and a piece of land twenty 
five rods in length and four rods in width layd out to 
Aaron Smith joyning, to the sayd meadows. The above sayd 
tract is said formerly to have been sould by William Law- 
rence deceased and his wife Deborah Lawrence to Isaiah 
Harason, one hundred and thirty acres of the above sayd 
tract lying southward of the highway that leads over the 
said river towards the house of Obadiah Smith is layd 
out to the sayd Obadiah Smith on the right of the said 
Deborah Lawrence, and the remaining part of the said 

[*The Pesapunk branch is the first brook that empties into 
the west side of the river above the mill. The line that "runs 
north 31 degrees west" is now the south line of the mill farm 
of Theron L. Smith, Esq., and starts from the mouth of the 
Pesapunk branch. Concerning this tract of 500 acres there 
appears to have been considerable controversy. For the vari- 
ous papers concerning it see index under head of "Lawrence, 
Wm., 500 acres." For deed from Richard Smith, see page 60.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 283 

five hundred acres lying northward of the said highway 
is layd out on the right of the sayd Deborah Lawrence 
to the heirs of Richard Smith deceased, son of Samuel 
Smith deceased. 

November the 10 day 1736, Whereas there is a certain 
tract of land lying in a certain place called Bread and 
Cheese hollow, claimed by John Skidmore and as it was 
surveyed by us contains two hundred and fifteen acres, 
and Whereas two hundred acres of said tract was formerly 
sould to the said John Skidmore by Justice Richard Smith 
deceased and Jonathan Smith, the remaining fifteen acres 
thereof we have layd out to the aforesaid Obadiah Smith 
on the right of his father Samuel Smith deceased. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several freeholders propryators and devid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March Anno Domini 1735, therein nomi- 
nated and apointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Townsend to devide lay out and equalise all 
the said freeholders propriators and deviders in all the un- 
divided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown according to 
their just rights, Reference thereunto being had may more 
fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said articles we 
have layd out to Daniel Lawrence the several tracts and 
parcels of land here after mentioned. 

July the 27 day 1736 then layd out to the said Daniel 
Lawrence a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river, and at a place called Jones Point, and so 
running westerly measured in three parsels as the cards 
thereof do show, Containing in the whole, four hundred 



284 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

and seventy five acres, bounded as followeth, on the east 
by the said river by the edge of the upland, on the north 
partly by the hundred and fifty acres of land that was 
formerly granted to Edward Ketcham, and partly by the 
forty acres of land sould by the sayd Daniel Lawrence to 
Solomon Smith, and partly by land layd out on the right 
of Justice Richard Smith deceased, joyning to Rock Cove, 
and bounded on the west partly by land layd out on the 
right of the said Richard Smith and partly by Common 
land, Running from the northwest bounds of said tract 
standing by the said tract layd out to the said Richard 
Smith joyning to Rock Cove, south three hundred and 
ninety one rods to a marked black oak sapling, and 
bounded on the south partly by Common land and partly 
by land layd out to Job Smith, and bounded on the south 
east partly by land layd out to Leftenant Richard and 
Ebenezer Smith and partly by land layd out to Obadiah 
Smith, one hundred and fifty acres of said tract lying on 
the said Jones Point is layd out to the said Daniel Lawrence 
on the right of Daniel Smith senior deceased and was given 
by the said Daniel Smith to his son Solomon Smith and 
was sould by the said Solomon Smith to the said Daniel 
Lawrence, and the remaining three hundred and twenty 
five acres of said tract is layd out to the said Daniel 
Lawrence on the right of his mother Deborah Lawrence. 

May the 17 day 1736, then layd out to the said Daniel 
Lawrence a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river and lying at the west end of a certain 
tract of land which did formerly belong to one Edward 
Ketcham and is now in the possession of Solomon Smith, 
Containing forty acres bounded as followeth, on the east 
by the said land in the possession of the said Solomon 
Smith, on the south by land now in the possession of the 
said Daniel Lawrence bought of said Solomon Smith, on 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 285 

the west by land layd out on the right of Justice Richard 
Smith deceased, joyning to Rock cove, and bounded on 
the north by the land of said Solomon Smith, which said 
forty acres was formerly sould by the said Daniel Law- 
rence to said Solomon Smith and is layd out to the said 
Daniel Lawrence on the right of his mother Deborah 
Lawrence. 

July the 27 day 1736, then layd out to the sayd Daniel 
Lawrence on the right of the said Deborah Lawrence, a 
small goare of land lying southward of his dwelling house, 
Containing about four acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
east by Smithtown river, on the south by land layd out to 
Obadiah Smith, on the north by land layd out to the sayd 
Daniel Lawrence, the line to run between the land layd 
out to the said Obadiah Smith and said tract is as follow- 
eth, beginning at the side of said river at the east end of a 
certain water fence, from thence running west thirty two 
degrees south fifteen rods to a black oak sapling marked, 
from thence running west twenty eight degrees and a half 
south thirty one rods and a half to a marked sapling 
standing in the corner of the fence where the roads meet, 
then running up the hollow as the said gore of land lyeth 
between the land layd out to the said Obadiah Smith and 
the land layd out to the said Daniel Lawrence. About one 
acre of the above said tract which lyeth within the fence 
of the fence of the said Obadiah Smith, was lavd out to 
the said Daniel Lawrence by the consent of the said 
Obadiah Smith. 

November the 17 day 1736, then layd out to the said 
Daniel Lawrence one other tract or lot of land on the 
right of his mother Deborah Lawrence lying on the west 
side of Smithtown river, joyning to Huntingtown line, 
being number one, bounded as followeth, on the west by 
said Huntingtown line, on the north by land layd out to 



286 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Jonathan Smith, so running from sayd land layd out to 
Jonathan Smith, south by Huntingtown line one hundred 
and twelve rods on a square, to land layd out to Obadiah 
Smith, and bounded on the south by the said land layd 
out to the said Obadiah Smith. The said tract is to run 
from the said Huntingtown line the aforesaid breadth, 
east to the layd out lands on the west side of Smithtown 
river. 

June the 29 day 1736, then layd out to the said Daniel 
Lawrence on the right of said Deborah Lawrence, a cer- 
tain tract of land lying on the west side of Smithtown 
river joyning thereto, lying in a goare* between the land 
layd out to Obadiah Smith on the right above said, and 
the land layd out to Daniel Smith, containing fifty two 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by the said land 
layd out to the said Obadiah Smith, on the south by the 
said [land] layd out to the said Daniel Smith, bounded on 
the east by the said river, from thence running westerly 
one hundred and forty rods. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

April the 26 1736. Pursuant to certain articles of agree- 
ment made by and between the several freeholders propry- 
ators and owners of the lands in Smithtown bearing date 
the thirteenth day of March, 1735 wee whose names are 

[*This gore of 52 acres is now the property of the Wyan- 
danch Club. The north line is the south boundary of the 500 
acre tract of Wm. Lawrence, and is the present south line of 
the land of Theron L. Smith. This gore was probably sold to 
Solomon Smith, and he sold it to his brother Daniel Smith, 
(see unexecuted will of Daniel Smith), and it fell to his son 
Caleb Smith.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 287 

under written have layd out to Richard Willitts a certain 
tract of land* lying on the east side of Smithtown river, 
on the north side of the Country road that leads over the 
said river by the mills, containing- two hundred and seven 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by land of Dan- 
iel Smith, on the west by aforesaid river, on the south by 
the said Country road, and bounded on the east by a cer- 
tain tract of land layd out on the right of Captain Samuel 
Smith deceased, excluding out of the said tract that part 
of James Dickinson's fenced lot that lyeth within the said 
bounds. Two hundred acres of the said tract was for- 
merly granted by Richard Smith senior deceased, to his 
grandson Richard Lawrence deceased, and the remaining 
seven acres is layd out to the said Richard Willitts in 
Hew of the highways layd out through and across the 
said tract, viz one highway that leacs from the going 
over the said river across the said tract towards the house 
of Timothy Mills, and one other highway two rods wide, 
beginning at the said Country road joyning to the said 
fenced land of James Dickenson so running from said 
Country road to the northwest corner of said Dickensons 

[*This tract includes all the land at Smithtown Branch on 
the north side of the Country road from the river east to the 
road by the Presbyterian Church, excepting the 19 acres laid 
out to Obadiah Smith where the church and schoolhouse and 
old house of Epenetus Smith now stand. In the unexecuted 
will of Daniel Smith, it is stated that Richard Willetts sold it 
to Richard Blydenburgh. 

On May 5, 1791, Benjamin B. Blydenburgh sold to Mills 
Phillips for ,£360 a part ot this tract described as " bounded 
west by Nissequogue river, north by Obadiah Smith, south by 
the main Country road, and east by the road leading from 
Samuel Phillips' mills to Mills pond called the north Country 
road, containing eighty acres." County Records, Liber C, 
page 35 1 -] 



288 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

lot, and from thence running westerly to the said river to 
a place called the Landing by the house of the widow 

Goler. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several free holders propryators and di- 
viders of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth of March Anno Domini 1735, therein nomi- 
nated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Tovvnsend, to divide lay out and equalise all 
the said free holders propriators and dividers in all the 
undivided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown according 
to their just rights. Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said articles 
we have layd out to Aaron Smith the several tracts and 
parsells of land hereafter mentioned, viz. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said 
Aaron Smith on the right of his father Job Smith, deceased, 
the one equal fifth part of a certain lot of land lying on 
Rockconcomey plains, being number two, being that fifth 
part lying next to the fifth part of said tract layd out to 
his brother James Smith. 

May the 14 day 1736, then layd out to the said Aaron 
Smith a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river, joining to the said river where he now 
liveth, containing two hundred and seventy four acres, 
bounded as followeth, on the east by the said river, by the 
edge of the upland, on the south partly by land laid out 
on the right of Justice Richard Smith, deceased, and partly 
by land layd out to Jonathan Smith, on the west by the 
road that leads by the house of Piatt Smith to the head of 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 289 

said river by the place called the Horse beat, and bounded 
on the north by the land of Job Smith which was formerly 
granted by the propriaters of Smithtown to Mr. Taylor 
their former minister, and partly by a small piece of land 
layd out to the said Job Smith joyning to the aforesaid 
tract granted to the said Mr. Taylor, lying on the east side 
of the road that leads by the said horse beat. One hun- 
dred and fifty acres of said tract was formerly granted by 
Richard Smith senior deceased, by deed of gift, and the 
remainining hundred and twenty four acres thereof is 
layd out to the sayd Aaron Smith* on the right of his 
father Job Smith deceased. 

May the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Aaron 
Smith one other tract of land on the right aforesaid, lying 
on the west side of said river joyning to the meadow of 
the said Aaron Smith, containing thirteen acres, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by land layd out to Jonathan 
Smith, and on the east by the meadow of the said Aaron 
Smith and bounded on the south by land layd out to 
Daniel Smith, and bounded on the west by a north line 
run from the north west bound of a certain tract of land 
layd out on the right of Deborah Lawrence. 

May the 20 day, 1736, then layd out one other tract of 

[*This tract includes the land now belonging to W. W. Ken- 
yon, and some small lots to the north belonging to John 
Handshaw and others. The part now belonging to Mr. Ken- 
yon was sold by Aaron Smith 2nd and wife Sarah to Hamilton 
Darling June 26, 1775. The original deed is now in possession 
of Dubois Smith, and is recorded in Suff. Co. Clerk's office, 
Liber 2, p. 215. Hamilton Darling by will May 3, 1812, left it 
to his son Benjamin Darling, and it finally came in possession 
of Alanson Darling, who sold it to Mr. Kenyon in 1893. The 
house of Aaron Smith stood on a part of this tract, and the old 
family burying ground still remains.] 



29O RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

land to the said Aaron Smith on the right abovesaid, and 
lying on the west side of said river and joyning to another 
pease of medow belonging to the said Aaron Smith, Con- 
taining fourteen acres, bounded as followeth, on the north 
by the land of Daniel Smith, on the east by the said 
meadows, and bounded on the south by land layd out on 
the right of Deborah Lawrence, and bounded on the west 
by a north line run from the northwest bound of said tract 
layd out on the right of Deborah Lawrence. 

November the i day 1736, then layd out to the said 
Aaron Smith on the right above said one other tract of 
land lying on the west side of said river and lying at the 
north west corner of land now in the possession of Job 
Smith which was formerly granted by the inhabitants of 
Smithtown to Mr. Taylor their former minister, and joyn- 
ing to the land layd out to Jonathan Smith, Containing 
about six acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by the 
said land of Jonathan Smith, on the east by the said land 
in the possession of Job Smith, then running westerly 
twelve rods in width to the highway that leads from the 
house of Obadiah Smith to the head of said river, bounded 
on the west by said highway, and bounded on the south 
by land layd out to Job Smith aforesaid. 

November the 17 day 1736, then laid out to the said 
Aaron Smith on the right aforesaid, part oi a certain tract 
or lot of land joyning to Huntingtown line, being number 
four, bounded as followeth, on the north by part of the 
said lot layd out to Joseph Smith, on the south by a lot of 
land layd out to Edmund Smith, on the west by said 
Hunttingtown line, the said tract or part is thirty one rods 
wide, measuring by the said line on a slant as the said line 
runneth, the said tract is to run from the said line the 
aforesaid width east to the layd out land lying on the west 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 2gi 

side of Smithtown river, bounded on the east by the sayd 
layd out land. 

May the 13 day 1736, then layd out to the said Aaron 
Smith a small piece of land lying on the west side of 
Smith [town] river, joyning to the land and meadow of 
the said Aaron Smith, being twenty five rods in length 
and four rods in width bounded as followeth, on the east 
and north by the land and meadow of the said Aaron 
Smith, on the south by land now in the possession of 
James Dickenson, and bounded on the west by land layd 
out on the rights of Deborah Lawrence. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOVVNSEND. 

Whereas the severall freeholders, propriators and devid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, therein nomi- 
nated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Townsend to devide lay out and equalise all 
the said free holders propryators and deviders in all the 
undevided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown, accord- 
ing to their just rights, Reference thereunto being had 
may more fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said 
articles we have layd out to Job Smith the several tracts 
and parcels of land hereafter mentioned. 

April ye 29, 1736, then layd out to the said Job Smith 
on the right of Deborah Lawrence daughter of Richard 
Smith senier of said Smithtown, deceased, one certain 
tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown river in 
a certain place called Bushy neck, Containing one hun- 
dred and forty eight acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
east by land layd out by us on the right aforesaid, to Piatt 



292 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Smith, and bounded on the south by the middle of the 
northeast branch of said Smithtown river, and bounded 
on the west by land layd out on the right aforesaid to 
Leftenant Richard Smith, and bounded on the north 
within two rods of land layd out in said neck to Jonathan 
Smith, which land is left two rods wide between the said 
tract layd out to said Job Smith* and the said land layd 
out to Jonathan Smith for the conveniency of Leftenant 
Richard Smith to pass to and from his land layd out in 
said neck. 

April the 10 day 1736, then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Job Smith on the right of said Deborah 
Lawrence lying on the east side of Smithtown river being 
the one equal fourth part of about sixteen acres of land 
lying near the house of Jonathan Smith, bounded as fol« 
loweth, on the west by the highway that leads from town 
to the head of the river, and bounded on the north by the 
south of the hollow that leads through the town by the 
houses of Jonathan Smith and Richard Smith ,not coming 
nearer the middle of the said hollow than six rods, nor 
nearer than six rods to the brook or watering place lying 
in the said hollow, and bounded on the east by the home 
lot of Job Smith, and bounded on the south by land layd 
out to Daniel Smith, including within the said bounds ten 
acres of land which is reserved and left for the use and 

[*This tract is the middle lot in Bushy Neck. Job Smith, 
who was known as " Capt. Job " bought the lot next west from 
Richard Smith to whom it was laid out, and then gave both 
lots to his son Ebenezer Smith by deed of gift, February 10, 
1772. Ebenezer Smith left it to his two daughters — Susannah, 
wife of Isaac Blydenburgh, and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin B. 
Blydenburgh. The latter sold their part to Isaac Blydenburgh, 
and both lots have ever since been held by his descendants. 
The well known Blydenburgh's mills are on this tract.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 293 

benefit of the propryators and owners of the land in 
Smithtovvn in general, to be taken in any place within the 
said bounds where the major part of said propriators shall 
see cause, to chuse the same, Also reserving - the land two 
poles wide out of the said tract joyning to the home lot of 
the said Job Smith and land of Daniel Smith from the 
highway that leads through the town to the highway that 
leads from the town to the head of the aforesaid river by 
the house of Mary Liscomb, which said land two poles 
wide is reserved for a highway. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said Job 
Smith on the right of the said Deborah Lawrence the one 
seventh part of a certain lot of land lying on the south 
side of the Country road that leads to the towns eastward, 
on Rockconkcomay plains being number four, bounded 
on the north by the said road, and being forty seven rods 
in width measuring on a slant by said road, so running 
from the said road south the said breadth to Islip line, and 
bounded on the south by said Islip line. The said seventh 
part lying next to the two seventh parts layd out to Daniel 
Smith in the same lot. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several freeholders propriators and devid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them, bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, nominated and 
apointed us Richard Woodhull, John Hallock and George 
Townsend to devide lay out and equalise all the said free- 
holders propiators and deviders in all the undivided lands 
and thatch beds in Smithtown according to their just 
rights. Reference thereunto being had may more fully 
and at large appear. In pursuant of said articles we 



294 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

have laid out to Job Smith the several tracts and parsels 
of land hereafter mentioned, viz. 

March the tenth day 1736, then laid out to the said Job 
Smith one certain tract of land lying in nisequag necR, 
containing about eighty eight acres more or less, bounded 
as followeth, on the south by the highway that leads 
through the town by the house of the said Job Smith, on 
the east by the highway that leads to the pond, and 
partly by the said pond, bounded on the north by the land 
now in the possession of Ebenezer Smith, and bounded on 
the west by land now in the possession of Leftenant 
Richard Smith. 

March the 26 day 1736, then layd out to the said Job 
Smith one other tract of land lying on the west side of 
Stony brook harbour, Containing twenty acres and a half 
bounded as followeth, on the east by said harbour, on the 
south by land layd out to Jonathan Smith, on the west by 
land layd out on the right of Justice Richard Smith 
deceased, and bounded on the north by the highway that 
leads down to the harbour, by the pond, Twelve acres of 
said tract was purchased by the said Job Smith of Daniel 
Smith, which was formerly granted by Richard Smith 
senior deceased, to John Wood of Jamaica. The remain- 
ing part of said tract was layd out to the said Job Smith 
on the right of his father Job Smith deceased. 

May the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Job Smith 
one other tract of land* on the right of his father Job 
Smith deceased, lying on the east side of Smithtown river, 
and on the south side of land now in the possession of 
Ebenezer Smith, Containing twenty one acres bounded as 
followeth, on the north by said land now in the possession 
of Ebenezer Smith, on the east by a certain fifty acre lot 

[*This lies next west of the north part of 50 acre lot No. 12.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 295 

now in the possession of James Smith, on the south by 
land layd out to Leftenant Richard Smith, and bounded 
on the west by the highway that leads from the town to 
the old mill. 

June the 1 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Job Smith lying at the north end of his 
fifty acre lot, Containing about five acres, bounded as 
followeth, on the south by the said fifty acre lot, on the 
west by the land of Joseph Smith, on the north by the 
highway that leads from Smithtown to Brookhaven, and 
bounded on the east by land layd out to Jonathan Smith. 

August the first day 1736. Then layd out to the said Job 
Smith one other tract of land lying on the east side of 
Smithtown river, and lying at the south end of a certain 
fifty acre lot now belonging to the said Job Smith being 
number seven, Containing about one hundred and fifty 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by said fifty acre 
lot, from thence running South one degree east the full 
breadth of the said fifty acre lot to the Country road that 
leads to the towns eastward. So bounded south by the 
Country road. 

March the 13 1736. then layd out to the said Job Smith 
one other tract of land* lying in nisaquag neck, at a place 

[*This tract descended from Job Smith 2nd (to whom it was 
laid out,) to his son Job Smith 3d, who left it with other lands 
to his sons George and Woodhull. George Smith sold it to 
Wm. Arthur and James Wheeler, March 23, 1783. Described 
as "Northfield, bounded east by the road from Nissequogue to 
Long Beach and by Daniel Smith's land called the North 
Rasapeage, noith by the sound, west by Daniel Smith, south 
by the old Parsonage, as the fences now stand, 82 acres." Re- 
corded Surf. Co. Clerk's office, Liber 160, p. 362. It was after- 
wards owned by Jesse W. Floyd, who sold it to Wm. Wickham 
Mills, Sept. 12, 1826. Suff. Co. Clerk's office, Liber G., p. 437.] 

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296 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

called the North field containing eighty two acres, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by the Cleft, on the west by 
land now in the possession of Daniel Smith, on the south 
by the town lot, and bounded on the east partly by the 
highway that leads from the town to the Long beach, and 
partly by the land now in the possession of Daniel Smith. 

March the 10 day 1736, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Job Smith lying between the road that 
leads to Brookhavenand the road that leads from the town 
to the old mill, containing thirty three acres,* bounded as 
followeth, on the west by the said road that leads to the 
old mill, on the south by land now in the possession of 
Timothy Smith, on the east by land layd out to Piatt 
Smith, and bounded on the north by vacant land, which 
said tract is layd out to the said Job Smith on the Right 
of his father Job Smith deceased. 

March the 11 day 1735-6, then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Job Smith on the Right of his said 
father Job Smith deceased, joyning to the above said tract, 
as the north end thereof, containing three acres, bounded 
as followeth, on the south by the above said tract, on the 
west by the said road leading to the aforesaid mill, and on 
the east by the road leading to Brookhaven, on the north 
where the said roads meet. 

March the n day 1735-6 then layd out to the said Job 

[*This tract and the three acres next laid out are probably 
the tract called the "Upper field or point lot," and descended 
to Job Smith 3d, who left it to his sons George and Woodhull. 
George Smith sold it to Richard Smith, March 19, 1783. Orig- 
inal deed and map now in possession of Richard H. Smith. 
The land now belongs to Prescott Hall Butler, Esq. The land 
south of it is called the "Blue Grass Lots" and is now owned 
by Richard B. Smith, Esq.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 29/ 

Smith one other tract of land on the right of his father 
Job Smith deceased, lying between the road that leads to 
Brookhaven, the upper way, and the road that leads from 
the town to the head of harbour by Joseph Smith's house, 
Containing forty seven acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
north by the said highway that leads from the town to the 
head of the harbour, on the south by the middle of a cer- 
tain hollow called Spring hollow, and bounded on the 
west by the said highway that leads from the town to 
Brookhaven, the upper way. Forty one acres and a half of 
said tract was bought by the said Job Smith of his brother 
James Smith. 

March the 20 day 1735-6, then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Job Smith on the right of his said fathers- 
being the home lot of the said Job Smith,* Containing 
twenty one acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
the highway that leads through the town, on the west by 
the highway that leads across the Common hill, on the 
south by (land) layd out to Daniel Smith, and bounded on 
the east partly by land layd out to the said Daniel Smith 
and partly by Shubal Marchants home lot. 

November the 1 day 1736. then layd out to Job Smith 

[*This tract is on the south side of Nissequos;ue street next 
east of the old burying ground. The road that was originally 
on the west side is long since closed. This was the home lot 
ol Job Smith 2nd. It was sold by his grandson, Woodhull 
Smith, to Richard Smith, April 8, 18 11. Then described as 
bounded "north by the road leading through the village called 
Nissequogue, east by land of Charles Wheeler, and partly by 
Richard Smith, Jr., south by Richard Smith, Jr., west by land 
of Nicholas Smith and the Burying Ground." Deed now in 
possession of Richard H. Smith. It is now owned by Dubois 
Smith. The land next east was Shubal Marchant's home lot, 
afterwards Charles Wheeler.] 



298 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, 

on the right above said the one fourth part of the equal 
two thirds part of a certain tract of land lying on the east 
side of Smithtown river, on the west side of the road that 
leads from the town to the head of said river by the house 
of Mary Liscomb, which said tract is bounded as folio weth, 
on the south b} T two acres of land layd out on the right of 
Justice Richard Smith deceased, on the west by the said 
river, on the north by a highway that leads to the landing, 
and on the east by the said highway that leads to said 
head of said river. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said Job 
Smith on the Right of his said father Job Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on the west side of Rockon- 
comey plains, on the south side of the Country road, 
Containing three hundred and fifty seven acres, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by the said Country road, on 
the west partly by land layd out to James Smith, and 
partly by land layd out to Daniel Smith, the line to run 
from the said Country road between the said tract and the 
land layd out to James Smith, south ten degrees east thirty 
four chains, then running by the land layd out to said 
Daniel Smith east one degree south, two chains, then run- 
ning south twelve degrees west to Islip line, then begin- 
ning at a certain marked tree standing in a hollow by the 
said Country road, being the bound tree of said tract layd 
out to James Smith, from thence running due east eighty 
rods, then running north to the said Country road to a 
marked tree being the north east bound of said tract, from 
thence the line to run south to Islip line, bounded on the 
South by said Islip line. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said Job 
Smith on the right of his said father, the fifth part of a 
certain lot of land lying on Rockconkemy plains, being 
number two, which said lot is bounded as followeth, on 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 299 

the north by the Country road that leads to the towns 
eastward, and is forty seven rods in width, so running 
from said Country road that width to Islip line, bounded 
south by Islip line, The said fifth part layd to the said Job 
Smith being- the westermost part of said lot. 

May the 15 day 1736, then layd out to Job Smith a cer 
tain tract of land lying on the west side of Smithtown 
river, joyning there to, containing seventy acres bounded 
as followeth, on the east by the said river by highwater 
mark, on the north by the middle of a certain swamp 
called the little Swamp, then running westerly to a small 
sapling marked standing by the road that leads by the 
house of Piatt Smith, to the head of said river, by the 
place called the Horse beat, then running southwardly to 
the fence of Aaron Smith, then running easterly by the 
said fence to a large white oak tree marked being a 
former bound of the said tract, from thence running east- 
erly to the head of the Swamp called the Great Swamp, 
from thence running easterly down the said swamp as the 
fence now standeth to the said river. Part of said tract 
was formerly granted by the inhabitants of Smithtown to 
Mr. Taylor their former minister, and the remaining part 
thereof is layd out to the said Job Smith on the Right of 
his father Job Smith deceased.* 

August the 10 day 1736, then laid out to the said Job 
Smith on the Right of his said father Job Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on the west side of Smith- 
town river lying between the two highways the one lead- 
ing by the house of Piatt Smith to the head of said river, 
by the place called the Horsebeat, the other leading from 



[*This tract is probabiy the homestead of Alexander Darling. 
The tract given to Rev. Daniel Taylor was probably sold by 
him to Job Smith 2nd, when he left Smithtown for New Jersey ] 



300 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the house of Obadiah Smith to the head of said river, 
Containing one hundred and eighteen acres, bounded as 
followeth, on the north by land layd out to Aaron Smith, 
on the east by the said highway, that leads by the house 
of Piatt Smith by the said Horse beat, on the south by 
land layd out on the right of Deborah Lawrence, and 
bounded on the west by the said highway that leads from 
the house of Obadiah Smith to said head of said river. 

August the twelfth day 1736, then layd out to the said 
Job Smith one other tract of land on the afore said Risrht 
lying on the west side of said river, Containing one 
hundred and thirty six acres, lying on the west side of the 
highway that leads 03^ the house of Obadiah Smith to the 
head of said river, and joyning to land layd out to 
Obadiah Smith, Leftenant Richard Smith, Ebenezer Smith 
and Daniel Lawrence, bounded as followeth, beginning at 
the South east bound of the land layd out to the said Daniel 
Lawrence, from thence running east twelve degrees south 
to the said highway that leads by the house of the said 
Obadiah Smith to the head of the said river, then begin- 
ning again at the said southeast bound tree of the land 
layd out to the said Daniel Lawrence, and from thence 
running west twenty six degrees south by the land of said 
Daniel Lawrence to a marked bush standing by a certain 
road, being eighty six rods from the said southeast bound 
of the said Daniel Lawrence's land, and from the said, 
marked bush standing by the said road, running south' 
seventy rods to a marked tree which is the south west 
bounder of said tract, then running east one degree north, 
to the afore said highway, leading from the house of the- 
said Obadiah Smith to the head of said river, and bounded 
on the east by said highway. 

November the 17 day 1736, then layd out to the said 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



?OI 



Job Smith on the right above said the northermost part 
of a certain lot of land joyning to Hunttingtown line, being 
number four, bounded as followeth, on the west by said 
Hunttingtown line, on the north by a lot of land layd out 
to Jonathan Smith, on the south by part of the said lot 
layd out to James Smith, The aforesaid part layd out to Job 
Smith is thirty six rods in width measuring by said Hunt- 
tingtown line on a slant as the line runneth, The said tract 
or part is to run from said Hunttingtown line, the said 
width or breadth east to the layd out land lying on the 
west side of Smithtown river, bounded on the east by said 
layd out land, and bounded on the west by said Huntting- 
town line. 

April the 17 day 1736, then layd out a certain tract of 
land lying on the north side of the north east branch of 
Smithtown river, containing one hundred and ten acres of 
upland and swamp, Which said tract was formerly sould 
by Job Smith senior deceased to Jonathan Jones, and is 
bounded as followeth, on the south west by the middle of 
the said branch, on the south east by the land of Daniel 
Smith, on the north east by the road that leads to South, 
and bounded on the north west by land layd out to Rich- 
ard Smith. Fifty acres of said tract was formerly granted 
to the said Job Smith deceased, by his father Richard 
Smith deceased, by deed of gift, and the remaining part 
thereof is layd out on the right of the said Job Smith. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

[Note.— The original map and survey is now in the possess- 
ion of Mrs. Samuel O. Smith. — W. S. P.] 

Whereas the severall freeholders, propriotors and 
dividers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 



302 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

of agreement made by and between them, bearing date 
the thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, therein 
nominated and appointed us Richard Woodhull, John 
Hallock, George Townsend, to divide lay out and equalise 
all the said freeholders propriotors and deviders in all the 
undevided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown, according 
to their just rights, Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully and at large appear, in pursuant of said articles 
we have layd out to Zephaniah Piatt, the several tracts 
and parcels of land here after mentioned. 

May the 28 day 1736, then laid out to the said Zephaniah 
Piatt a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river, and lying southward of Sunken meadow, 
Containing four hundred and twenty eight acres, bounded 
as followeth, on the north by the said Sunken meadow, by 
the edge of the upland, beginning at the northeast corner 
of said tract, from thence the line to run South one degree 
east fifty five rods and a half, to a dry sapling at the head 
of Rock Cove, from thence running south forty five 
degrees west sixty one rods, from thence running west 
five degrees south sixty eight rods, from thence the line 
to run west fourteen rods to a small bush marked standing 
in a certain hollow south ward of the barn of the said 
Zephaniah Piatt, which said bush is the north west bound 
of a certain tract of land layd out to Jonathan Smith, then 
running from the said bush by the land of the said Jonathan 
Smith, south fourteen degrees and a half west to land layd 
out to Edmund Smith, So bounded on the south by the 
said land layd out to Edmund Smith by the several courses 
thereof, and bounded on the west partly by land layd out 
to the said Edmund Smith, and partly by land layd out on 
the rio-ht of Jonathan Smith, now in the possession of the 
heirs of Thomas Conkling deceased, Reserving and 
excluding out of the said tract the several highways that 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 303 

run through and across the said tract, as also reserving 
and excluding out of said tract the head of the brook and 
swamp called Rattlesnake swamp, from the highway that 
leads over the said swamp by the said Thomas Conkling, 
to the highway that leads by the head of said swamp by 
the house of Moses acerly (Ackerley,) One hundred acres 
of said tract was formerly granted by Richard Smith 
senior deceased to his son Richard Smith deceased, and 
thirty three acres more of said tract was sould by the 
said Richard Smith to Jonas Piatt deceased, which said 
thirty three acres and the remaining two hundred and 
ninety five acres is layd out to the said Zephaniah Piatt 
on the right of the (said) Richard Smith deceased.* 

June the 11 day 1736. then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Zephaniah Piatt on the Right above said, 
lying on the west side of said river, and lying southward 
of Sunken meadow neck, Containing ten acres being - 
Charles Davises home lot, bounded as followeth, on the 
north by the highway that leads by the house of Thomas 
Conkling to John Scidmores, on the west and on the south 
by land layd out to Edmund Smith, and bounded on the 
east by land laid out to the heirs of Thomas Conkling 
deceased. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several free holders, propriators and 



[*This tract is the old Piatt homestead which has continued . 
in the possession of the descendants of Zephaniah Piatt, down J 
to the present time. The old mansion, overlooking the Sunken 
Meadows, is an interesting relic of the past, and was in former 
days the home of Col. Richard Piatt of Revolutionary fame. 
The original map and survey showing a portion of this tract 
is now in the library of the Long Island Historical Society ] 



304 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

deviders of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles 
of agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, therein nom- 
inated and apointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Townsend, to devide lay out and equalise all 
the said free holders propriators and deviders in all the 
undivided lands and thatch beds, in Smithtown, according 
to their just rights, Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully and at large appear. In pursuants of said articles 
we have layd out to Ebenezer Smith the several tracts and 
parcels of land hereafter mentioned viz. 

March the 19 day 1735-6, then laid out a certain tract of 
land to the said Ebenezer Smith on the right of his father 
Richard Smith deceased lying on the east side of Smith- 
town river containing twenty four acres, and is known by 
the name of the new lot, and lyeth on the west side of the 
road that leads from the town to the old mill, and is 
bounded as followeth, on the east by the said road, on the 
north, on the west and on the south by Common land. ■ j 

March the 20 1735-6, then layd out one other tract of 
land to the said Ebenezer Smith on the right above said, 
0} T ning to the above said tract, containing twenty two 
acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by the above 
said tract, on the east by the road that leads from the 
town to the said old mill, on the south within two rods of 
the land layd out on the right of Samuel Smith, which 
said land two rods wide is left for the conveniency of the 
land laying westward, and bounded on the west by Com- 
mon land. 

[Note. — The original map and survey is now in possession 
•of Richard B. Smith.— W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 305 

March the 20 day 1735-6, then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Ebenezer Smith on the right aforesaid 
lying on the east side of said river, on the south side of 
land la}'d out to Timothy [Smith], and on the east side of 
the road leading from the town to the old mill, containing 
thirteen acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by the 
land of Timothy Smith, on the west by the said road, on 
the south by the fence that incloseth the said tract, and 
bounded on the east by a certain fifty acre lot belonging 
to James Smith. 

March the 19 day 1735-6, then layd out one other tract 
of land to the said Ebenezer Smith lying on the east side 
of Smithtown river, and lying at the east end of the home 
lot of the said Ebenezer Smith, and lying on the south side 
of the highway that leads from the town to the pond, on 
the west side of Stony brook harbour, Containing twenty 
acres and a half, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
the said road, on the west by the said home lot, on the 
south by land layd out to Jonathan Smith, and bounded on 
the east by land layd out to Job Smith. Two acres of 
said tract was laid out to the said Ebenezer Smith to make 
up his said home lot thirty six acres, and the remaining 
eighteen acres and a half is layd out to the said Ebenezer 
Smith on the right of his father Richard Smith deceased. 

March the 18 day 1735-6, then laid out to the said Eben- 
ezer Smith one certain tract of land on the right of his 
father Richard Smith deceased, lying in a certain place 
called Pond neck, containing about seventy acres more or 
less, bounded as followeth, on the north by land in the 
possession of his brother Richard Smith, the line to run 
as the fence now standeth, bounded on the east by Stony 
brook harbour, on the south partly by a pond and partly 
by the land in the possession of Job Smith, and bounded 



306 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

on the west by the highway that leads from the town 
to the Long beach.* 

March the 28 day 1736, then laid out to Ebenezer Smith 
a certain tract of land lying on the west side of Stony 
Brook harbour, and lying southward of the land layd out 
to Timothy Smith, by his dwelling house, containing 
twenty nine acres, bounded as followeth, on the east by 
the said harbor, on the north and on the west by the land 
of the said Timothy Smith, and bounded on the south by 
a highway that leads from a place called the landing on 
the west side of said harbour, to the road that leads to 
Brookhaven the upper way. 

[Note. — This piece now belongs to Prescott Hall Butler.] 

June the 1 day 1736, then laid out one other tract of 
land lying on the east side of Smithtown river, and lying 
at the south end of a certain fifty acre lot belonging to the 
said Ebenezer Smith, being number nine, Containing about 
one hundred and fifty acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
north by the said fifty acre lot, from thence running south 
one degree east the same breadth of the said fifty acre lot 
to the Country road that leads to the towns eastward, and 
bounded south by the said Country road. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layed out one other tract 

[*The above tracts have continued in the possession of the 
descendants of Ebenezer Smith to the present time. The old 
homestead built for Ebenezer Smith by his father, was left by 
him to his son Richard, and by him in turn to his son Eben- 
ezer, and so the property is popularly known as the " Dick- 
Nezer place." Few places are more romantically situated, 
overlooking as it does Stony Brook harbor, with a distant 
view of Long Island Sound. The present owners are the fifth 
generation that haye inhabited and inherited the ancient home- 
stead.] 




EBENEZER SMITH. 
Aged 81 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 307 

of land to the said Ebenezer Smith, on the right of his 
said father Richard Smith deceased, being the one equal 
third part, being the eastermost third part of a certain 
lot of land lying on Rockconkomey plains, being number 
seven, and being one hundred and fourteen rods wide 
measuring by the country road on a slant as the road runs, 
and is bounded as followeth, on the north by the said 
Country road, from thence running south the afore said 
width to Islip line, excepting what part of a certain tract 
of landwas formerly sould by Edmund Smith to Timothy 
Biggs, lying within the said bounds, also excepting out of 
the said tract the one half of a certain pond of water called 
Specticull pond for a publick watering place, also a con- 
venient highway thereto. 

October the 30 day 1736, then laid out to the said Eben- 
ezer Smith one other tract of land on the right of his said 
father, Containing half an acre and twenty four square 
rods, lying on the east side of Smithtown river joyning 
thereto, and lying between the said river and the road 
that leads from the town to the old mill by the house of 
Mary Liscomb, bounded as followeth, on the east by the 
said road, on the north by the south side of that small 
piece of land which was formerly in the occupation of his 
said father, on the west by the said river, and bounded on 
the south by land layd out to his brother Richard Smith. 

May the 20 day 1736 then layd out a certain tract of land 
to the said Ebenezer Smith on the right aforesaid, lying 
on the west side of Smithtown river, joyning to the 
meadows belonging to the said Ebenezer Smith, Containing 
sixty acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by land 
layd out to Aaron Smith, on the east by the said meadows, 
on the south by the land layd out to Jonathan Smith, on 
the west by a north line run from the north west bound 



308 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

of a certain tract of land layd out on the right of Deborah 
Lawrence. 

July the 29 day 1736, then laid out to the said Ebenezer 
Smith on the right above said, one other tract of land 
lying on the west side of said river, and lying on the south 
side of one hundred and twenty acres of land, which was 
formerly sold by James Fanning to Thomas Conkling 
deceased, Containing one hundred and twelve acres, 
bounded as followeth, on the north by the fore said tract, 
from thence running south one hundred and twelve rods, 
bounded on the west by land layd out to Edmund Smith, 
on the south by Common land, and bounded on the east 
by land layd out to Daniel Lawrence. 

August the 12 day 1736, then layd out to the said Eb- 
enezer Smith on the right aforesaid, one other tract of 
land lying on the west side of Smilhtown river, and lying 
southward of the land layd out to Obadiah Smith, and 
lying on the east side of the land layd out to Daniel Law- 
rence, Containing thirty seven acres and a quarter, being 
the southwardmost half of a certain tract of land contain- 
ing seventy four acres and a half, Which said seventy four 
acres and a half is bounded as followeth. on the west by 
the said land of Daniel Lawrence, on the north and on the 
east by land laid out to the said Obadiah Smith, and 
bounded on the south by Common land. 

July the 29 day 1736, then laid out to the said Ebene- 
zer Smith on the right aforesaid a certain tract of land 
lying on the west side of Smithtown river, joyning to the 
head of Rock Cove, Containing one hundred and thirty 
four acres, bounded as followeth, beginning at a certain 
marked tree standing twenty eight rods east from the 
north west bound of a certain tract of land layd out to 
Daniel Lawrence. The aforesaid marked tree is the south 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 309 

west bound of forty acres of land layd out to the said 
Daniel Lawrence, and was sould by the said Daniel Law- 
rence to Solomon Smith, then runing from the said marked 
tree by the said land sould to Solomon Smith north six 
degrees west, one hundred and sixty two rods, then run- 
ning- north twenty five degrees west to the head of Rock 
Cove, to a dry sapling marked, then beginning again at 
the aforesaid marked tree standing twenty eight rods east 
from the north west bounds of the land layd out to Daniel 
[Lawrence], from thence running west six degrees south 
to the said northwest bounds, then running westerly by 
land layd out on the right aforesaid to Hannah Fanning 
till it comes to the land layd out to Leftenant Richard 
Smith, and bounded on the west by the said land layd out 
to the said Richard Smith, so running by said land to the 
said marked sapling standing - at the head of Rock Cove. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOVVNSEND 

[Note. — The above tract is south of the Sunken Meadows, 
and east of the Zephaniah Piatt tract. — W. S. P.] 

Whereas the severall freeholders propriators and devid- 
ers of the land of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them, bearing date the 
13 day of March 1735, therein nominated and appointed us 
Richard Woodhull John Hallock and George Townsend 
to devide lay out and equalize all the said freeholders pro- 
priators and dividers in all the undivided land and thatch 
beds in Smithtown, according to their just rights, Refer- 
ence thereunto being had may more fully and at large 
appear. In pursuant of said articles we have layd out to 
Nathaniel Smith one certain tract of land hereafter men- 
tioned. 



310 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

April ye 8 day 1736, then layd out to the said Nathaniel 
Smith on the right of his father Richard Smith deceased, 
a certain tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river at the two swamps called Cutschonesuck, Containing 
one hundred and thirty acres bounded as followeth, be- 
ginning at a certain white oak tree standing a little east of 
one of the said swamps or ponds of water, from thence 
running north thirteen degrees and a half east one hundred 
and sixty rods to a marked tree being the northeast bounds 
of said tract, from thence running west thirteen degrees 
and a half north, one hundred and thirty rods to a marked 
tree being the northwest bounds of said tract, from thence 
running south thirteen degrees and a half west one hun- 
dred and sixty rods to a marked tree being the southwest 
bound of said tract, from thence running east thirteen de- 
grees and a half south one hundred and thirty rods to the 
aforesaid white oak tree the first bound or station, being 
the south east bound of the said tract, which said tract 
was formerly given by the aforesaid Richard Smith to his 
daughter Sarah in his last will and testament, and was 
sould by her to the said Nathaniel Smith.* 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Whereas the several freeholders propriators and devid- 
ers of the land of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March Anno Domini 1735, therein nom- 

[*This tract was sold by Nathaniel Smith, of Moriches, to 
Jonathan Mills, for ^150, April, 1738. (Deed now in possession 
of Dubois Smith.) This tract, which now is a part of the home 
farm of Dubois Smith, appears to lie at the north end of 50 
acre Lot, No. 1. See land laid out to Jonathan Smith east of 
the 50 acre Lots.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 31I 

inated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock 
and George Tovvnsend to divide iay out and equalise all 
the said freeholders propriators and deviders in all the 
undivided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown, according 
to their just rights, Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully and at large appear. In pursuant of said arti- 
cles we have in the year 1736 the sixteenth day of April 
layd out to James Smith son of Job Smith deceased on the 
right of the said Job Smith, a certain tract of land on the 
east side of Smithtown river, near the northeast branch, 
being one hundred and fifty two acres, bounded north by 
the Country road, east by land layd out to Job Smith, 
south by land laid out to Daniel Smith, and west by the 
road that goes to South by the house of Richard Smith 
and Jonathan Jones house. 

May ye 20 in ye year 1736, then laid out to James Smith 
on ye right of his father Job Smith two acres of land being 
part of Shuball Marcants home lot. 

March the 20 day 1736, then laid out to James Smith on 
the right of his said father the one fourth part of the equal 
two third part of a certain tract of land lying on the east 
side of Smithtown river, and on the west side of the high- 
way that leads from the town to the head of the river by 
the house of Mary Liscomb, which said tract is bounded 
as followeth, on the south by two acres of land layd out 
on the right of Justice Richard Smith deceased, on the 
west by the said river, on the north by the highway that 
leads to the landing, and bounded on the east by the said 
highway that leads from the town to the head of said river. 

November the 2 day 1736, then layd out to the said 
James Smith on the right of his said father Job Smith, the 
one equal fifth part of a certain lot of land lying on Rock- 
conkomey plains, being that fifth part that lyeth next to 



312 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the fifth part of said lot layd out to his brother Timothy 
Smith. 

November the 17 day 1736, then layd out to the sayd 
James Smith on the right aforesaid, part of a certain lot of 
land joyning to Hunttingtovvn line, being number four, 
bounded as followeth, on the north by part of the said lot 
layd out to Job Smith, bounded on the south by part of 
the said lot layd out to Timothy Smith, the said part being 
thirty one rods wide measuring by said Hunttingtown 
line on a slant as the line runneth, bounded on the west 
by said line. The said part or tract is to run from the said 
Hunttingtown line east the said breadth to the layd out 
land lying on the west side of Smithtown river, bounded 
on the east by said layd out land. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND 

Whereas the severall freeholders, propriators and devid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them, bearing date the 
thirteenth day of March anno Domini 1735, therein nomi- 
nated and appointed us Richard Woodhull John Hallock, 
George Tovvnsend to devide, lay out and equalise all the 
said freeholders propriators and deviders in all the undi- 
vided lands and thatch beds in Smithtown, according to 
their just rights, Reference thereunto being had may more 
fully and at large appear. In pursuance of said articles 
we have laid to Timothy Smith the several tracts and par- 
cels of land hereafter mentioned. 

March ye 27 in ye year 1736, then layd out to Timothy 
Smith abovesaid on the right of his father Job Smith de- 
ceased, a certain tract of land at the head of Stony brook 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 313 

harbour,* containing sixty five acres, being his home lot, 
bounded as folio weth. on the east by the harbor, on the 
north by the middle of the Spring Hollow, on the west by 
the highway that leads from Smithtown to Brookhaven 
ye upper way, and so along by the said highway to a cer- 
tain rock by the Round swamp, then running easterly by 
the land of Daniel Smith to a certain hollow to a black 
oak tree at the corner of ye said Daniel Smiths land, then 
north six degrees west twenty four rods, then running 
north two degrees and a half east fifty rods into the middle 
of the hollow below the house of the said Timothy Smith, 
then east thirty eight degrees and a half north twenty six 
rods, then north thirty eight degrees east twenty eight 
rods to a small rock by the said harbour. 

March ye 27 in the year 1736, then layd out one other 
tract of land to said Timothy Smith on the right of his 
father Job Smith deceased, on the east side of Smithtown 
river, containing thirty-four acres, and a half, bounded as 
followeth. east by a certain fifty acre lot now in ye pos- 
session of James Smith, on the south by Ebenezer Smiths 
land, on the west by the highway that leads from the town 
to the old mill, and on the north by the land of his brother 
Job Smith. 

June the first in ye yeare 1736, then laid out to Timothy 
Smith above said one other tract of land on ye right of his 
father Job Smith, on the east side of Smithtown river, 
Containing about one hundred and fifty acres, lying at the 
south end of a certain fifty acre lot number five, bounded 
on the south by ye Country road that leads to ye towns 
eastward, and north by the said fifty acre lot, so running 

[*The original map and survey are now in the possession of 
the heirs of Gideon Smith. This tract, or the larger part of it, 
is now the property of Prescott Hall Butler, Esq.] 



314 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

south one degree east the same breadth of the above said 
fifty acre lot to the aforesaid Country road. 

March the 20 day 1736, then laid out to the said Timo- 
thy Smith on the right of his said father, the one fourth 
part, of the equal two third parts, of a certain tract of land 
lying on the east side of Smithtown river, and on the west 
side of the highway that leads from the town to the head 
of said river by the house of Mary Liscomb, which said 
tract is bounded as followeth, on the south by two acres 
of land laid out on the right of Justice Richard Smith de- 
ceased, on the west by said river, on the north by the 
highway that leads to the landing, and bounded on the 
east by the said road that leads from the town to the head 
of said river. 

November the 2 day 1736 then laid out to the said Tim- 
othy Smith on the right of his said father Job Smith, the 
one equal fifth part of a certain lot of land lying on Rock- 
conkemey plains, being number two, being that fifth part 
that lyeth next to that fifth part of said lot laid out to his 
brother Joseph. 

November the 17 day 1736 then laid out to the said 
Timothy Smith on the right aforesaid, part of a certain 
tract of land or lot of land joyning to Hunttingtown line, 
being number four, bounded as followeth, on the north by 
part of the said lot laid out to James Smith, on the south 
by part of said lot laid out to Joseph Smith, bounded on 
the west by said Hunttingtown line, the said part is thirty 
one rods wide measuring by the said line on a slant as the 
said line runneth. The said tract is to run from the said 
Hunttingtown line the aforesaid width east to the laid out 
land laying on the west side of Smithtown river, and 

bounded on the east by said layd out land. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 3 J 5 

To all People to whom these presents Shall come. 
Know ye that I Jonathan Smith of Smithtown in the 
County of Suffolk, have and doe by these presents for 
himself, his heirs executors, administrators, doe Remit 
Release and forever quit claim all his right and Claim to 
one hundred acres of land lying at the northeast branch, 
now in the possession of Capt. James Dickinson, to Oba- 
diah Smith of the same place, his heirs and assigns forever, 
free and clear, freely and clearly acquitted exonerated 
and discharged of every part and privilege to the said 
hundred acres belonging or anywise appertaining, to him 
the said Obadiah Smith his heirs and assigns forever. In 
testimony whereof to these presents I the above named 
Jonathan Smith have hereunto set my hand and seale this 
third day of January in the year of our Lord Christ 173-J. 

JONATHAN SMITH. 

James Smith 

James Dickinson. 

Whereas the several freeholders, propriators and divid- 
ers of the lands of Smithtown, have by certain articles of 
agreement made by and between them, bearing date the 
thirteenth day of march anno Domini 1735, therin nomi- 
nated and deputed us Richard Woodhull, John Hallock, 
George Townsend, to divide lay out and equalise all the 
said freeholders proprietors and dividers in all the undi- 
vided lands & Thatch beds in Smithtown according to 
their just rights, reference thereunto being had may more 
fully and at large appear. In pursuance of said articles 
we have laid out to Jonathan Smith, the several tracts and 
parcels of land hereafter mentioned. 

March the 23 1736, then laid out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased, 
son of Richaad Smith senior of Smithtown deceased, one 



3 16 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

certain tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, joyning to the west side of Stony brook harbour, 
Containing one hundred and three acres, Bounded as fol- 
lovveth, on the south by the highway that leads from the 
town to the head of the aforesaid harbour, so runing from 
the end of the town easterly by said highway down to 
Spring Hollow, then running easterly down the middle of 
said hollow to the head of the Brook, so running down the 
said brook until it comes near the meadow, then running 
on the north side of said meadow leaving a small gore of 
land for the conveniency of fencing of said meadow, and 
passing between the said meadow and fence down to the 
land of Timothy Smith, and so running northward by the 
land of said Timoth}' Smith, down to the said harbour, 
then running northerly by the said harbour, to a certain 
marked tree standing on the north side of a certain hollow, 
being John Smith's bound tree, then running westerly to 
the southeast corner of the land now belonging to Ebene- 
zer Smith, so running westerly by the land of the said 
Ebenezer Smith to the aforesaid highway near the house 
of Shubal Marchant. Forty acres of said tract was for- 
merly granted bv the said Richard Smith senior to his 
said son Jonathan Smith by the last will and testament of 
the said Richard Smith. 

March the 23 I73f, then layd out one other tract of land 
to the said Jonathan Smith, on the right of his said father 
Jonathan Smith deceased, lying on the east side of Smith- 
town river, in a place called Nessequage neck, Containing 
eighty one acres, Bounded as followeth, on the north bv 
the Cleft, on the west by land now belonging to the said 
Jonathan Smith, which was formerly in the occupation of 
Samuel Smith deceased, so running southwardly by said 
land to the high [way] by the head of the north swamp, 
and so running southwardly to the land of Daniel Smith, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 317 

then running easterly by the said land of Daniel Smith to 
the northeast corner thereof, then running southwardly 
by said land to the corner of Daniel Smith's fence, and so 
running southerly by said fence to the highway that leads 
from the town to James neck, bounded on the south by 
said highway and bounded on the east partly by the land 
of Leftenant Richard Smith, and partly by land now be- 
longing to the said Jonathan Smith, and was formerly in 
the occupation of his father Jonathan Smith, and was con- 
firmed to him by his father Richard Smith senior by deed 
of gift. Also twenty acres of the above said tract was 
formerly granted to the said Jonathan Smith deceased by 
his father Richard Smith senior by deed of gift. 

March 24 1735-6, then laid out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, in a certain place called Nessequag neck, containing 
about fifty acres, being his home lot and land joining 
therto,* bounded as followeth, on the south by the high- 
way that leads through the town, on the east and north 
by the highway that leads from the town between the 
houses of Leftenant Richard Smith and the said Jonathan 
Smith to James neck, and bounded on the west by the 
highway called the Horse race. 

April the 9 1736, then laid out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased, 

["This tract includes the original homestead of the patentee 
of Smithtown, and after him that of his oldest son, Jonathan 
Smith, who left it to his son, Jonathan Smith, 2nd, who left it 
to his two daughters, Tabitha, wife of Nicoll Floyd, and Ruth, 
wife of Henry Smith. The latter sold all her right to Nicoll 
Floyd, and he left it to his son Charles Floyd, whose descend- 
ants held it till recent years.] 



318 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

one other tract of land lying southward of Stony Brook 
neck, on the south side of the highway that leads from 
Smithtown to Brookhaven, containing five hundred and 
21 acres, bounded as followeth, on the north by said high- 
way, on the east by Brookhaven line, or highway ascer- 
tained between said Brookhaven and Smithtown, and 
bounded on the south by the Country road that leads to 
the towns eastward, and bounded on the west by the land 
that Timothy Mills bought of Samuel Smith deceased, and 
partly by the land that the said Timothy Mills bought of 
Adam Smith deceased, and partly by a certain fifty acre 
lot now belonging to the heirs of Edmund Smith deceased, 
the line to run from the said fifty acre lot south one degree 
east to the aforesaid Country road, excepting and exclud- 
ing out of the said tract the land formerly granted by 
Justice Richard Smith deceased, by his last will and testa- 
ment to his daughter Sarah, which is now laid out to his 
son Nathaniel Smith, also excepting and excluding out of 
said tract the grant which was formerly made by the in- 
habitants of Smithtown to Mr. George Phillips with the 
privileges thereof, which is now claimed by Benjamin 
Gould. 

April the 8 1736, then laid out one other tract of land 
to the said Jonathan Smith, containing two acres being 
part of Shubal Marchants home lot. 

April 9 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan Smith 
a certain tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, and lying on the north side of the northeast branch 
of said river containing one hundred and five acres, bound- 
ed as followeth. on the south by the edge of the swamp, 
on the west by the highway leading over the said branch, 
between the land now in the possession of James Dickin- 
son and said tract, on the north by the Country road that 
leads to the towns eastward, and on the east by the land 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 319 

now in the possession of Richard Smith, the line to run as 
the fence now standeth, between the said tracts. One 
hundred acres of said tract was formerly granted by 
Richard Smith senior, by deed of gift, and the remaining 
five acres thereof joining to the land of Richard Smith is 
layd out on the right of Jonathan Smith deceased. 

April 24 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan one 
other tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river, joining thereto, lying a little southward of the house 
of Mary Liscomb, containing twelve acres of upland be- 
sides the edgings of meadow and creek thatch joining 
thereto, bounded as followeth, on the west by the said 
river taking in the said edgings of meadow and creek 
thatch, on the north by land laid out to Daniel Smith, on 
the east by land laid out to Piatt Smith, and bounded on 
the south by land laid out on the right of Samuel Smith, 
deceased, excluding the land four rods wide out of said 
tract from said river to the road that leads from the town 
to the head thereof, at a place called Aaron Smiths land- 
ing, which said land left four rods wide is for a public 
landing place. 

April the 29 1736, then laid out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river joining thereto, containing thirty acres, bounded as 
followeth, on the north by the Country road, on the west 
by the middle of said river, except the lands where the 
mill pond mills, mill dam and the other buildings there- 
abouts stand, and bounded on the south and on the east 
by Bushy neck.* 

[*This tract is now owned by John S. Arthur. Shortly after 
it was laid out it appears to have been purchased by Stephen 
Smith. The road on the east end, next the land of Frederick 
Lenhart, and on the north, is a public highway left to enable 
Capt. Richard Smith, who had the west lot on Bushy Neck, to 
get to the Country road. See map of Bushy Neck.] 



320 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

April the 27 1736, then laid out one other tract of land 
to the said Jonathan Smith, on the right of his father Jon- 
athan Smith deceased, near the northeast branch of Smith- 
town river lying on the north side of the Country road 
that leads by the house of James Dickinson, to the towns 
eastward, Containing one hundred and fifty seven acres, 
bounded as follows, on the south by the said Country road, 
on the west by the road that leads by the house of James 
Dickinson to Timothy Mills house, bounded on the east 
by land layd out to Edmund Smith at the south end of a 
certain fifty acre lot being number twelve. The south- 
wardmost part of the above said tract being Richard Bly- 
denburg's home lot, and joining to land laid out to Rich- 
ard Smith. 

April 26 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan Smith 
one other tract of land lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river joining to the meadow near the place called the 
landing by the house of widow Goaler, containing two 
acres and a half; bounded as followeth, on the west by the 
meadows, on the south by land laid out for a landing, on 
the east by land laid out to Daniel Smith by the top of the 
hill near the said river, and on the north by land laid out 
to Richard Smith.* 

June the 1st 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith one other tract of land and meadow called the 
Wood close lying on the south side of a small brook over 
against his new house, also a small piece of land and 
meadow lying on the north side of said brook between the 
said Wood Close and said house, bounded on the south 
and on the east and on the north by highways, and bound- 

[*This piece of land and the land mentioned as laid out to 
Richard Smith, were lately sold by John S. Huntting to the 
Nissequogue Club.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 32 1 

ed on the west partly by the land belonging to Daniel 
Smith and partly by the fence of the said Jonathan Smith. 

June the 30 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smit T \ deceased, 
one other tract of land lying at the south end of Stony 
Brook neck joining to the north end of the fifty acre lots, 
containing sixteen acres, bounded as followeth, on the 
south by the said fifty acre lots, on the west by land layd 
out to Job Smith, on the north by the highway that leads 
from Smithtown to Brookhaven, and bounded on the east 
by land laid out to Joseph Smith. 

June the 1 1736, then layd out one other tract of land 
to the said Jonathan Smith lying on the east side of Smith- 
town river, and lying at the south end of the fifty acre 
lots, belonging to the said Jonathan Smith, being number 
eleven, containing about one hundred and fifty acres, 
bounded as followeth on the north by said fifty acre lot, 
from thence running south one degree east the same 
breadth of the said fifty acre lot to the Country road that 
leads to the towns eastward, so bounded south by the said 
road. 

June the 30 1736, then layd out one other tract of land to 
the said Jonathan Smith on the right of his father Jona- 
than Smith deceased, lying on the east side of Smithtown 
river at the south end of a certain fifty acre lot belonging 
to the said Jonathan Smith being number six, containing 
about one hundred and fifty acres, bounded as followeth. 
on the north by the said fifty acre lot, from thence run- 
ning south one degree east the same breadth of the said 
fifty acre lot to the country road that leads to the towns 
eastward, and bounded on the south by the said Country 
road. 



322 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

November i 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith one other tract of land joining- to the east side of 
Smithtown river, containing about one acre more or less, 
bounded as followeth, on the west by the said river by the 
edge of the upland, on the south by a small lot of Daniel 
Smith's, on the east by the highway that leads from the 
town to the head of the river, and on the north by land 
which was formerly in the occupation of Justice Richard 
Smith, deceased. 

November 2 1736, then layd to Jonathan Smith on the 
right of his father Jonathan Smith decased, a certain lot 
of land lying on Ronconkamey plains being number five, 
and being fifty two rods in width measuring on a slant by 
the country road that leads to the towns eastward, bound- 
ed north by the said road, and from thence running south 
the same breadth to Islip line, bounded on the south by 
said Islip line. 

May the 16 Day 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river at the going over the said river where 
his son Piatt Smith now liveth, containing three hundred 
and ninety five acres, and the highway that leads over the 
said river towards the house of Obadiah Smith, excluded, 
bounded as followeth, on the east and on the north by the 
said river, by the edge of the upland, bounded on the west 
partly by the land of Obadiah Smith, and partly by the 
highway that leads by the house of the said Obadiah Smith 
to the head of said river, and bounded on the south partly 
by land layd out to Aaron Smith, and partly by land layd 
out to Job Smith, and partly by land layd out to Daniel 
Smith. One hundred acres of said tract was formerly 
granted by Richard Smith senior deceased, and eight 
acres and a half of said tract was purchased by the said 
Jonathan Smith of Daniel Smith, and one hundred acres 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 323 

of said tract was granted to the said Jonathan Smith by 
Job Smith, Obadiah Smith, Leftenant Richard Smith and 
Daniel Smith, for and in consideration of the said Jonathan 
Smith releasing unto them each of them, a seventh part 
of all the undevided lands and creek thatch beds in Smith- 
town, and the remaining one hundred and eighty seven 
acres of said tract is layd out to the said Jonathan Smith 
on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased. 

May the 20 day 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right of his father Jonathan Smith deceased, 
one other tract of land lying on the west side of said river, 
joining to the meadows belonging to the said Jonathan 
Smith, Containing eighteen acres, bounded as followeth. 
on the north by land laid out to Ebenezer Smith, on the 
east by the said meadows belonging to the said Jonathan 
Smith, on the south by land layd out to Aaron Smith, and 
bounded on the west by the north line run from the north 
west bound of a certain tract of land laid out on the right 
of Deborah Lawrence. 

Then May the 20 Day 1736 la} 7 d out one other tract of 
land to the said Jonathan Smith on the right above said, 
lying on the west side of Smithtown said river, and join- 
ing to one other piece of meadow belonging to the said 
Jonathan Smith, Containing forty seven acres, bounded as 
followeth, on the north by land layd out to Daniel Law- 
rence, on the east by the meadows belonging to the said 
Jonathan Smith, and partly by the meadow belonging to 
Obadiah Smith, on the south by land layd out to the said 
Obadiah Smith, and bounded on the west by a north line 
run from the north west bound of a certain tract of land 
layd out on the right of Deborah Lawrence. 

May the 30 day 1736, then layd out a certain tract of 
land on the right of Jonathan Smith senior deceased, lying 



324 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

at the head of Sunken meadow, on the west side of Rattle 
Snake swamp, Containing one hundred acres, bounded as 
followeth, on the east partly by the said Rattle snake 
swamp, beginning at the north end of said swamp in the 
middle of the brook, the line to run from there south- 
wardly up the said brook to the highway that leads across 
the said brook towards the house of Timothy Tredwell, 
and from thence the line to run up the said brook six rods, 
then the line to run up west of said brook not coming 
nearer to the said brook than two rods, till it comes to the 
highway that leads by the head thereof towards the house 
of Moses Acorly, then running southwardly from said 
highway to the land laid out to Zephaniah Piatt, and so 
bounded on the east by the land laid out to Zephaniah 
Piatt, to run as the fence now standeth, and bounded on 
the south by land layd out [to] Edmund Smith, and bound- 
ed on the west partly by land layd out to the said Edmund 
Smith and partly by land layd out to Charles Davis, and 
bounded on the north partly by the highway that leads by 
the house of the said Charles Davis and partly by the 
swamp that lyes between the house of Timothy Tredwell 
and the house of Thomas Conkling, deceased, Which said 
tract was formerly granted by the said Jonathan Smith 
deceased, to the said Thomas Conkling deceased, and to 
his daughter Deborah Conkling deceased. 

July the 29 Day 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith, son of the said Jonathan Smith senior, deceased ) 
one other tract of land on the right aforesaid, lying on the 
west side of said Smithtown river, joining to Huntting- 
town line, Containing two hundred and sixty acres, bound- 
ed as followeth, on the north by the land that Leftenant 
Richard Smith sould to Nathaniel Ketcham, beginning at 
the southwest corner of the said land sould to Nathaniel 
Ketcham, by said Hunttingtown line, from thence the line 
to run east half a degree south ninety eight rods, by the 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 325 

said land of the said Nathaniel Ketcham, to the southeast 
bound thereof, standing by land layd out to Edmund 
Smith, from thence running south twenty degrees east 
three hundred and fifty five rods by the land of the said 
Edmund Smith to a large white oak tree, the south west 
bound of the said Edmund Smiths land, from thence run- 
ning west one hundred and eighty rods to Hunttingtown 
line, and bounded on the west by said Hunttingtown line. 

July the 30 Day 1736, then laid out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right aforesaid, one other tract of land join- 
ing to the above said tract, bounded as followeth, on the 
north partly by the above said tract, laid out to the said 
Jonathan Smith, and partly by land layd out to Edmund 
Smith, and partly by land layd out on the right of Jusitce 
Richard Smith deceased, bounded on the west by Hunt- 
tingtown line, beginning at the southwest bound of the 
above said tract layd out to the said Jonathan Smith by 
Hunttingtown line, from thence running south fifty six 
rods on a square, then running from Hunttingtown line 
that width east to land layd out to Daniel Lawrence, and 
bounded on the east by the land of the said Daniel Law. 
rence. 

[Note. — The two tracts above were sold by Elizabeth Smithy 
daughter of Piatt Smith, to Joseph Bunce, April 30, 1787. — 
W. S. P.] 

July the 28 day 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith on the right above said, a certain tract of swampy 
meadow lying at a certain place called the Fish pond, 
which Jonathan Smith senior deceased sould to Joshua 
Arter [Arthur]. 

July the 29 day 1736, then layd out to the said Jonathan 
Smith one other tract of land on the right abovesaid, on 



326 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the west side of said Smithtown river, lying southward of 
Sunken meadow, joining- to the head of Rock Cove, Con- 
taining two hundred and thirty acres, bounded as follow- 
ete, on the east by land layd out on the right of Justice 
Richard Smith, deceased, beginning at a Dry sapling 
marked standing at the head of Rock Cove, from thence 
the line to run south fourteen degrees and a half west to 
the land claimed by the heirs of Thomas Conkling, de- 
ceased, which was formerly sold by James Fanning to the 
said Thomas Conkling, bounded on the south partly by the 
said land claimed by the heirs of the said Thomas Conk- 
ling and partly by land layd out to Edmund Smith, and 
bounded on the west and on the north by land layd out to 
Zephaniah Piatt.* 

November the 17 Day 1736, then laid out a certain lot 
of land to the said Jonathan Smith on the right aforesaid, 
joining to Hunttingtown line, being number three, bound- 
ed as followeth, on the west by said Hunttingtown line, 
on the north by a lot of land layd out to Obadiah Smith, 
on the south by a lot of land layd out to Job Smith, the 
said lot is seventy eight rods in wedth measuring by said 
Hunttingtown line on a slant as the said line runneth. 

August the 10 day 1736, then laid out [to] Jonathan 
Smith a certain tract of land lying on the west side of 
Smithtown river, lying between the Little Lots that join 
to the meadows, and the highway that leads from the 
house of Piatt Smith by the place called the Horse beat, 
to the head of said river, Containing sixty two acres, 
bounded as followeth, on the west the said highway, on 
the north by land layd out to Aaron Smith, on the east by 

[*The original map and survey of this tract, and the land of 
Richard Smith and Zephaniah Piatt, mentioned above, is now 
in the Long Island Historical Society.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 327 

the said Little Lots, and bounded on the south by land 

la) T d out to Daniel Smith. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Deed of Gift. 

[Abstract.] 

Joseph Smith of Smithtown gives to his son Gilbert 
Smith mariner, " All that messuage and homestall where 
he now dwelleth in Smithtown, Bounded northeastward 
by the highway that leads from the head of the harbor to 
three sister Hollow, Southward by the highway that leads 
from the said hollow into Smithtown, and westward by 
my son Stephen's homestall, as the partition fence now 
stands between them. Also 30 acres of land lying near 
the same on the south side of the same highway leading 
into Smithtown, Bounded westward by land now in the 
tenure of my said son Stephen, and Justice Daniel Smith, 
and on all other points by the highway. Also | of my 
easternmost lot lying between the lands of Justice Daniel 
Smith and Capt. Richard Smith. Also 16 acres of Cleared 
land lying on the north side of the said highway, leading 
from Three Sister Hollow to Brookhaven, adjoining to 
the lands of my son Joseph and Gershom, With 1-5 part 
of all mj 7 meadow and thatch beds in Smithtown, With all 
and singular buildings, etc." 

Dated April 20 1754. JOSEPH SMITH. 

Witness 

SlIUBAL MARCHANT 

Arthur Buchanan. 

Acknowledged before Richard Floyd Judge of Common 
Pleas by affidavit of Arthur Buchanan, one of the witness- 
es, June 18, 1755. 



328 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Deed. 

[Abstract.] 

Jonas Smith of Smithtown, for i dollar and other con- 
sideration, conveys to his brother Micah Smith, "All right 
to lands and estate which the late Daniel Smith bequeathed 
to my father Micah Smith, and of which the said Micah 
Smith is now in actual possession. And also that part of 
said farm and estate which is revertible to me after the 
termination of the widow's right." 

Dated October 10, 1808. % JONAS SMITH. 

Witness 

Wm. Blydenburgh 

Richard Smith Jr. Acknowledged before Joshua 

Smith Jr Judge of Common Pleas 
Nov. 18 1808. 

Recorded in Liber D, Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, p. 154. 

Deed. 

[Abstract.] 

Jonas Smith conveys to Richard Smith "1-7 right on the 
Long Beach between Stony Brook harbor and the Sound, 
which 1-7 in the General Division fell to the right of Deb- 
orah Lawrence, as so recorded, and was bequeathed by 
the late Daniel Smith, in his will to my father Micah 
Smith, and by him to me." Consideration 1 dollar. 

Dated March 7, 18 10. 
Witness JONAS SMITH. 

Joshua Smith Jr. Acknowledged before Joshua 

Margaret Hazard. Smith Jr. Judge of Common 

Pleas. 

Recorded in Liber D, Suffolk Co. Clerk's office, p. 155. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 329 

Right of Way. 

[Abstract.] 

Jacob Nichols and Isaac Blydenburg, " in consideration 
of a peice of Chesnut timber trees, sufficient to make 2000 
rails," give to Elias Smith "a right of way 30 feet wide 
across our land in Winnecomack Patent, from the highway 
lately .aid out from Silas C. Strong's house, through the 
said Winnecomack Patent to the Hauppaug road, on the 
line of our said tract of land adjoining John VVickes to the 
lands of the said Elias Smith, Retaining the right of using 
said right of way with him." 

January 1, 1822. 
Witness JACOB NICHOLS. 

Henry Jarvis ISAAC BLYDENBURGH. 

Walter Smith. 

Deed. 

[Abstract.] 

Richard Smith and wife Elizabeth had conveyed to 
their son Lemuel Smith, June 3, 1747, " All that messuage 
tract and parcel of land which he now enjoyeth," and 
Lemuel Smith by deed of same date conveys to his said 
father and mother the use of same during their lives. He 
also gives to his sister Sibell Phillip, the young trees in 
the nursery, and the right to take fruit from the orchard 
"until such time as my eldest son shall arive at the age of 
twenty one years, or be married." 
Witness LEMUEL SMITH. 

David Youngs 

Arthur Buchanan. 

[Note.— Richard Smith was the son of Job Smith 1st, and 
was known as "Saint Richard." 

[end of second book of records.] 



330 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Motes on Second Book of KLeeorals. 

Page 224. A deed, now in possession of Mrs. Samuel O. 
Smith, states that the lands on the east side of the river, 
left to Deborah Lawrence by her father Richard Smith, 
were left by her to her son Daniel Lawrence, and he sold 
them to Daniel Smith and Richard Smith. They sold one 
seventh of their share to Job Smith April 8, 1732. It is 
probable that they sold another share to Piatt Smith. 

Page 260. Richard Smith 3d was son of Isaac Smith, 
and known as " Shell Dick." 

Page 261. Rock Cove seems to be on the south side of 
the Sunk meadows, near the east end. 

Page 282. According to a deed recorded in Suffolk 
Co. Clerk's office Liber A, Page 113, Wm. Lawrence sold 
this tract to Isaiah Harrison April 20, 1702, for .£400, and 
Isaiah Harrison and wife Abigail sold it to Amos Willitts 
of Islip June 12, 1721. This was by virtue of the deed 
from Richard Smith the Patentee to William Lawrence, 
(See page 60). In 1758 there was a controversy concern- 
ing this tract between Abraham Lawrence and Mary 
Laurence, executors of Daniel Lawrence, on one part and 
Daniel Smith, Edmund Smith, Job Smith, Floyd Smith, 
Obadiah Smith and Elizabeth Smith on the other part. 
" Concerning a right to 500 acres of land claimed by Dan- 
iel Lawrence and we suppose conveyed to Solomon Smith 
by deed Jan. 5, 1742-3." The decision was left to Richard 
Woodhull, John Hallock and Wm. Nicoll. They decided 
that Solomon Smith should release all claim to the land, 
and that Daniel Smith and the rest should pay to Abra- 
ham and Mary Lawrence .£240, and the latter should re- 
lease to Obadiah Smith and Elizabeth Smith " all claims 
to the tract of 500 acres, as the same was laid out to Oba- 
diah Smith and the heirs of Richard Smith (son of Samuel 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 331 

Smith) upon the right of Deborah Lawrence May 14, i 73 6 » 
How the title came to Obadiah and Richard Smith, or how 
it passed from Amos Willitts we have no knowledge The 
original papers are in the town clerk's office. This tract 
includes the mill farm of Theron L. Smith and probably 
the home farm of Richard B. Smith. 

, P f 283 ; /°" es Point derives its name from John Jones 
who owned land there. It is on the west side of River 
near the mouth. See pages 66 and 62. 

Rl Vhf/r 4 M Ed r ard Ketcham and wife Mary sold to 
Richard Gildersleeve and John Skidmore, 150 acres of 

ZtZ 6aSt ^ the riVCr ' n ° rth ^ Iand of Daniel 

HnH I"! 6 T" ' T ° f **** betWeen them )> S0U ^ by 

land of John Jones, Jan. io l6 g 3 . 4 . (Recorded in Hunt! 
ington Records.) Edward Ketcham probably had a deed 
from Richard Smith. See page 6 7 . ^ 

Page 394. The tract in Nissequogue neck is the oriel- 
nal homestead of Job Smith ist. It descended to Job 
Smith 3d and his son Woodhull Smith sold it to Richard 
Smi h (son of Ebenezer Smith and grandson of Richard 
2nd.) In his will dated July 10, iSn, he mentions it as 
the place where I now live." It is now owned by the 
heirs of Edmund Thomas Smith, and is called the Wood- 
hull Smith place. A very old house is standing upon it 

h M w ', ThC ^ mentioned ™ note is now owned 
by Mrs. Welcome R. Hitchcock. 

Page 315. The 100 acres here mentioned are the same 
given to Jonathan Smith by his father the Patentee See 
page 65. oee 

I^ 3 ^' SamUGl Smith and wife Hannah sold to Tim 
othy Mills, "late of Jamaica, husbandman," March Z 
1705, 100 acres at a place called Stony Brook neck, near 
ye road from Smithtown to Brookhaven, and was given 
to Samuel Smith by his father Richard Smith (see pa-e 



332 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

71), in length, east and west 160 poles, and in breadth 100 
poles, excluding ye highway of 6 poles wide." 

This is the original homestead of the ancestor of the 
Mills family, and shows the time of his coming to Smith- 
town. Jonathan Smith sold the tract laid out to him to 
Timothy Mills in 1732, described in deed as " bounded 
north by the highway, east by the highway between 
Smithtown and Brookhaven, south by the Country road, 
except the 50 acres given to Mr. Phillips." (Rev. George 
Phillips, the minister.) 

The tract of 105 acres on the northeast branch, is on the 
east side of the road from Smithtown Branch to Haup- 
pauge, by the store of Conkling& Jayne. This was given 
by Jonathan Smith 1st to his son in law Joseph Blyden- 
burgh and remained in the family till late years. The 
east line of a piece of 18 acres owned by Mrs. Julia M. 
Smith, on south side of the Country road is probably the 
original east boundary of the tract. (See page 264.) 

Page 319. The landing here mentioned is at the foot of 
the steep banks. See deed from Charles Floyd. 

The land next west of the homestead of John S. Arthur 
was in 1776 owned by Eleazer Tillotson. He went to 
Milford, Connecticut and sold the place to Samuel Phil- 
lips in 1783. Described in deed " as 16 acres, bounded east 
by land laid out to Jonathan Smith, south by land of Job 
Smith deceased, north and west by Phillips mill pond," 
with buildings. Price, .£400. 

Page 320. This tract, or the south part of it, was given 
by Jonathan Smith 1st, to his son in law Joseph Blyden- 
burgh, who married his daughter Deborah in 1690. The 
ancient mansion, doubtless built about the time of their 
marriage, and still standing, is the oldest house in Smith- 
town, and has descended from generation to generation 
down to the present owner, Mr. Theodore Blydenburgh. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 333 

Page 322. The tract on the west side of the river was 
included in the deed given by Jonathan Smith to his son 
Piatt Smith (see page 74). The lands descended to the 
two daughters of Piatt Smith, Elizabeth and Abigail, wife 
of Adam Babcock. The whole of this tract is said to have 
been sold by Adam Babcock and his sister in law to Aaron 
Smith 2d, and the part next the river was purchased from 
him and his sons by Philetus Smith. It was left to his son 
Alexander Smith, who left it to his brother Elias Smith, 
describing it in his will as "All that tract I bought of Piatt 
Smith (son of Aaron 2d,) and the land my father gave me 
which he bought of Aaron Smith lying adjoining to the 
harbor." Elias Smith built the house, now standing on 
the tract, for his daughter Phebe Treadwell (who married 
Leonard Lawrence) in 1821, and most of the trees which 
beautify the place were planted by her hands. It was af- 
terwards the home of her son William Lawrence. Owing 
to the peculiar conditions of the will of Elias Smith, it 
became necessary to sell the place under a suit in partition 
and it was purchased by James W. Phyfe, Esq., its present 
owner. On this tract was "Aaron's Landing" so frequently 
mentioned, (see page 228) and in the early part of this cen- 
tury docks were built by Daniel Seacord and Hamilton 
Darling, and in the days before the railroads were scenes 
of busy activit}\ 



334 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

MAP OF THE FARM OF JAMES W. PHYFE. 




Treadwell's Neck — Abel Smith to Timothy Treadwell. 
April 7, 1735. 

Conveys: All that certain tract or neck of land in Smith- 
town commonly called by the name of Sunken meadow 
neck. Bounded south by the highway that leads to Joshua 
Arthur's, west by land now in possession of Joshua Arthur, 
which he claims from Jonathan Smith, North by the sound, 
easterly by the foot of the beach, Containing 450 acres, 
Which said tract the said Abel Smith purchased from 
Obadiah Lawrence and Sarah his wife, as by deed under 
their hands and seals dated March 27, 1732, may appear. 
Recorded in Liber B., Sun". Co. Clerk's office, page 203. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 335 

The above tract was sold by Thomas Tredwell and wife 
Ann, to " John Gardiner of the Isle of Wight in East 
Hampton " June 26, 1784, for £2900, and then described as 
bounded : South partly by land of Wm. Taylor, partly by 
the highway from the head of Sunken meadow to the house 
of Alexander Lewis, west by land of Joshua Arthur, north 
by the Sound, east by the foot of Sunken meadow Beach, 
and a line running from thence across the said meadow to 
land of Wm. Taylor, as the line was run by Solomon 
Ketcham on the division of said meadow amongst the pro- 
prietors. In the same deed Thomas Tredwell sells to John 
Gardiner other tracts as follows: 

1st. A tract purchased partly formerly by Mary Tred- 
well from Floyd Smith, and partly by said Thomas Tred- 
well from Nathaniel Piatt, bounded south by the highway 
leading from the head of Sunk meadow to Bread and 
Cheese Hollow, west partly by land of Ezekiel Hubbard 
and partly by Alexander Lewis, north partlv by the high- 
way leading from the head of Sunden meadow to the house 
of Alexander Lewis, and partly by land of Simeon Tot- 
ten, east by land of Wm. Taylor, containing 283 acres. 

2nd. The west half of a piece of land purchased by Tim- 
othy Tredwell from Ebenezer Smith, bounded south by 
Joseph Bunce, west and north by Daniel Brush, east by 
the east half now belonging to Gamaliel Conkling, con- 
taining 56 acres. 

3d. A lot in Sunk meadow, bought by Thomas Tredwell 
of James Piatt, bounded east by meadow of Isaac Buffett, 
south by the main creek, west by the mill dam, north by 
meadow belonging to Sunken meadow neck, containing 5 
acres. 

4th. A lot in Sunk meadow bought by Thomas Tredwell 
of Caleb Smith, being the whole that was laid out as the 
right of Daniel Smith deceased, in Sunk meadow, bounded 



336 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

east by Isaac Buffett, south by main creek, west by meadow 
of Samuel Phillips, north by meadow belonging to said 
neck, containing 15 acres. 

5th. A lot in Sunk meadow bought by Thomas Tredwell 
of Nathaniel Smith and others, bounded east by meadow 
of Van Ackley Robins, south by main creek, west by 
meadow formerly of Obadiah Smith Esq. deceased, west 
by the beach coutaining 6^ acres. Also all right to Sunken 
meadow and beach adjoining the same. 

THOMAS TREDWELL. 
Witness ANN TREDWELL. 

John Stratton, 
Nathaniel H. Tredwell. 

Acknowledged before Selah Strong, Judge, June 27, 
1789. Not recorded. The original deed is in possession 
of N. S. Ackerly. 



James Chipman's Farm. 

This was a farm of 55 acres, which was leased to James 
Chipman by Daniel Smith. James Chipman is men- 
tioned as having a house at the end of the dam at the 
mill, and it is probable that he was the miller. The 
original map and survey of the Chipman farm is among 
the papers of Robert B. Smith and a copy of the map is 
here given. The survey is as follows: 

June ye 28, 1736, Then in pursuance of certain articles 
of agreement made by ye Proprietors of Smithtown, bear- 
ing date ye 13 day of March 1735, I have this day surveyed 
for James Chipman, on ye right of Daniel Smith, one 
certain parcel of land near ye Head of Nissaquogue River, 
on ye west of said river, ye first bounds is a maple on ye 
South side of peceapunk Branch, so called, and by the 
maine river, Ranging thence west 140 rods to a peperidge 




THE "VAIL" HOUSE. 




WYANDANK CLUB HOUSE. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



337 



tree on ye west side of a branch, then South, one degree 
east 29 rods, then South 18 degrees west 26 rods, then 
South 15 degrees west 23 rods, then South 31 degrees 
and a half east 8 rods, then east 31 degrees and a half south 
32 rods, then east 46 degrees South 10 rods to ye maine 
river, Then traversing ye maine river to ye first bounds, 
Containing within ye bounds 55 acres and 103 rods as it is 
Surveyed by me. 

GEORGE TOWNSEND, Surveyor. 



[This tract now belongs to the Wyandanch Club, and the 
club house, formerly the home of Paul T. Smith, stands on it. 
The brook or branch that forms the west and south bounds, is 
the one on which Capt. Lewis W. Davis's mill now stands. — 
W. S. P.] 



MAP OF THE FARM OF JAMES CHIPMAN. 

.-HI ' ~7l£?$& 



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338 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Settlement of Eastern Boundaries Between Smithtown 
and Brookhaven, 1725. 

Whereas their hath bin a Difference between the Town 
of Brookhaven and Smithtown, about their Devision line 
or lines between said towns, and for a peaceable settle- 
ment of ye bounds or line of said Town and setling the 
Charges before accruing either by law suits or otherwise 
arising in settling the line or lines, have named and elected 
seven men, Namely Theophilus Howell, Isaac Halsey, 
Elisha Howell, and David Pierson, of Southampton, and 
Cornelius Conkling, John Hedges and Eliphalet Stratton 
of East Hampton, indifferently chosen and elected by ye 
Trustees of the Comonalty and freeholders of Brookhaven, 
Namely Richard Woodhull Selah Strong, John Wood, 
Samuel Tomson and William Jayne Andrew Miller, on the 
one party, in the behalf of themselves and their Successors, 
and Timothy Mills Edmund Smith, Jobe Smith, Richard 
Smith and Richard Smith Junr. Daniel Smith and Obadiah 
Smith, proprietors of Smithtown, on the other party, in 
the behalf of them their heirs and assigns forever, To 
make a finall end and determination of settling the said 
bounds and lines & charges, as may appear by bonds given 
under their hands and seals bearing date the the twenty 
fifth day of this instant March Reference thereunto being 
had, we the said arbitrators haveing^heard ye pleas, and 
allegations of both parties concerning the premises, Do 
judge and award that the head of the middle branch of 
Stony brook, where we have now stuck down a Stake, 
shall be one of the bounds between ye said Towns, and 
so running southward to Rockconcomuck pond to a cer- 
tain tree marked with two Notches by ye pond side, the 
line running near Ben. Acerlys barn which is ye south 
end of Smithtown's line, and then from the aforesaid Stake 
at ye head of Stony brook, to run Northerly down ye 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 339 

creek into the harbor, and so into the Sound, and these to 
bee ye Standing bounds between ye said Towns for them, 
their heirs and Successors forever, And for defraying the 
Charges above mentioned Timothy Mills, Edmund Smith, 
Job Smith, Richard Smith and Richard Smith Junr. 
Daniel Smith and Obadiah Smith, aforesaid to pay to the 
trustees of the Comonalty of the freeholders of Brook- 
haven at or before the first day of June next insuing ye 
date of these presents, Seven pounds, Current Money of 
the Collony of New York, and likewise pay to Isaac Jessup 
and Matthew Mulford three pounds and ten shillings Cur- 
rent money of ye afore said Collony, and each of the above 
said parties to pay ye Surveyer between them. As wit- 
ness our hands and seals this twenty Seventh day of March 
in ye Eleventh year of his Majesties Reign, Annoque 
Domini 1725. 

THEOPHILUS HOWELL 
ISAAC HALSEY 
ELISHA HOWELL 
DAVID PIERSON 
CORNELIUS CONKLING 
JOHN HEDGES 
ELIPHALET STRATTON 



Bond of Trustees of Brookhaven. 

Know all Men by these presents that we Richard Wood- 
hull, Selah Strong, Samuel Tomson, William Jane, John 
Wood, Jonathan Owen & Andrew Miller, Trustees of the 
Freeholders & Comonalty of the Town of Brookhaven 
in behalf of themselves & their successors, are held & 
firmly bound unto Timothy Mills, Edmund Smith, Job 
Smith, Richard Smith, Richard Smith Junr, Daniel Smith 
& Obadiah Smith, in one Thousand pounds, New York 



340 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

money, to be paid to them their executors & assigns for 
ye use of ye present & future owners & proprietors of ye 
said town of Smithtown. For the which payment well 
& truly to be made & done, we bind ourselves & each of 
us by himself, our every and either of our successors, for 
ye whole & in the whole firmly by these presents. Sealed 
with our seals, Dated this 25th of March 1725. 

Whereas there has lately arisen divers disputes and con- 
troversies betwixt the freeholders of the said Town of 
Smithtown & Brookhaven, concerning the lines or lines of 
Division betwixt the said townships, for ye amicable end- 
ing whereof an accomodation has been proposed. Now 
therefore the condition of this obligation is such that if ye 
above bound Trustees of ye Freeholders & Comonalty 
of ye Town of Brookhaven & their successors shall & doe 
in all things well and truly observe, perform fullfil & keep 
the award Judgment, final end and determination of The- 
ophilus Howell, Elisha Howell, Isaac Halsey, Cornelius 
Conkling, David Pierson, John Hedges & Eliphalet Strat- 
ton, gentlemen arbitrators (or the major part of them) 
Indifferently named chosen and elected, as well by the 
said Trustees as by the said Timothy Mills, Edmund 
Smith, Job Smith, Richard Smith, Richard Smith Junr, 
Daniel Smith & Obadiah Smith, to Judge of, award & 
finally to determine strict and ascertain the Division line 
& lines bounds & boundaries betwixt the said two Town- 
ships of Smithtown & Brookhaven, and all suits costs & 
charges that have hitherto accrued, in & concerning the 
differences and disputes above said, so as the said award 
final end Judgment & determination of the said arbitrators 
or the major part of them in, about & concerning the 
premises be made and given up in writing under ye hands 
and seals of the said arbitrators (or major part of them) 
agreeing on or before the twenty seventh day of this In- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 341 

stant March, then this obligation to be void, but else to 
remain in full force & virtue. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, Presedent, ; 
SELAH STRONG, 
SAMUEL TOMSON, [Seal] 

WILLIAM JAYNE, 
JOHN WOOD, 
ANDREW MILLER. 
Sealed & delivered 
in presence of 

James Townsend, 
S. Powers. 

Settlement of Boundary between Smithtown and Brook= 

haven, 1842. 

Whereas a dispute has arisen between the towns of 
Brookhaven and Smithtown, in the County of Suffolk, 
relative to the boundary line between them from the mill 
dam at Stony Brook to Long- Island Sound ; and Selah B. 
Strong - , Davis Norton and Charles Phillips of Brook- 
haven, and Joshua B. Smith, William Wickham Mills and 
Joseph R. Huntting of Smithtown, were appointed by 
their respective towns to locate such line, and in case of 
their disagreement to submit the matter in difference to 
arbitration with authority to bind their respective towns 
to abide by and perform the award to be made by the ar- 
bitrator to be selected by them. 

And whereas the persons so appointed having examined 
and considered the said matter in dispute, and having dis- 
agreed as to the location of the said boundary line ; and 
having thereupon appointed and selected the undersigned 
Charles H. Ruggles of Poughkeepsie, in the county of 
Duchess, sole arbitrator to locate, fix and determine the 
said boundary line between the said two towns from the 



342 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

said mill dam to the sound, and agreed, each committee 
for their own town that their respective towns should 
submit to, abide by and perform the award of the under- 
signed arbitrator in the premises, provided such award 
should be made in writing and subscribed by the said 
arbitrator in duplicate on, or before, the first day of Jan- 
uary 1842, as may more fully appear by the said Instru- 
ment of Submission in writing duly executed and dated 
the sixth day of September 1841. 

And whereas the undersigned arbitrator did take upon 
himself the burden of such award, and upon the sixth day 
of September, being attended by both the parties had a 
view of the premises, and then and there heard the allega- 
tions, witnesses and proofs on both sides, but omitted to 
make his award on or before the first day of January in 
the year 1842. 

And whereas the said Selah B. Strong, Charles Phillips 
and Davis Norton, Commissioners appointed on the part 
of the town of Brookhaven aforesaid, and the said Will- 
iam Wickham Mills, Joshua B. Smith & J. R. Huntting 
appointed on the part of Smithtown, agreed by an instru- 
ment under their hands dated January 1st 1842, to extend 
the time for making the award of the undersigned in the 
matter hereinbefore mentioned, to the 22d of February then 
next ; and thereby agrees that if an award should be made 
concerning the premises by that day it should be binding 
and conclusive upon their respective towns. 

Now, Therefore, I the said Charles H. Ruggles in pursu- 
ance of the authority contained in the said Instrument in 
writing and after having viewed the premises, and been 
attended by the parties, and having heard their witnesses, 
proofs, and allegations, as aforesaid, Do by these presents 
arbitrate, award, order, adjudge and determine of, and 
concerning the premises as follows that is to say : 

That the boundary line between the town of Brook- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 343 

haven, and the town of Smithtown from the mill dam at 
Stony Brook, to Long Island Sound, begins in the middle 
of the main channel of the middle branch of the said Stony 
Brook, at the said mill dam; and runs thence down the 
middle of the said main channel of the aforesaid brook or 
stream, as the same now runs, into the harbor; and so along 
the channel or deeper part thereof unto Long Island Sound. 

And the middle of the main channel of the said stream 
until it comes to the harbor, and thence the middle of the 
chanel of the harbor is hereby located fixed adjudged and 
awarded to be the boundary line between the two towns 
aforesaid from the mill dam, aforesaid to the Sound. 

In witness whereof I have made this my award in writ- 
ing in duplicate and subscribed, the same this 14th day of 
February in the year 1842. 

CHARLES H. RUGGLES. 

State of New York, Dutchess County, ss. On this 
fourteenth of February, one thousand, eight hundred and 
forty two, before me came the honorable Charles H. Rug- 
gles, known to me as the person described in, and who 
executed the foregoing award, and acknowledged that he 
had signed and executed the said award for the uses and 
purposes therein expressed. I find no alterations therein. 
Let it be recorded. Let it be read in evidence. 

JOHN BRUSH, 
Supreme Court Commissioner. 

Settlement of Boundary Between Smithtown and Islip, 1763. 

To all to whome these presents Shall Come. Know ye 
that we Samuel Willis, Zebulon Seaman and Richard Wil- 
lits, all three of and near Jericho, in the township of Oys- 
terbay in Queens County, on Nassau Island, in the Province 
of New York, Send Greeting. Whereas controversies 



344 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

and Differencies Have arisen between William Nicoll 
Junr, of Islip in Suffolk County, Island and Province afore- 
said, of the one part, and Capt. Richard Smith, Edmund 
Smith, Job Smith, Charles Floyd, Joshua Smith, Lieutenant 
Obadiah Smith, Thomas Smith, and Epenetus Smith of 
Smithtowne, In Suffolk County, Island and Province 
aforesaid, of the other part, of and concerning- the Line 
betweene Smithtown and Islip, which is to run from the 
antient Bounds at Raconkmony pond to the Head of 
Nesequague River. Namely whether the Head of the 
River Be on a western Branch thereof near where the 
road goes Round the River, or whether it be on a more 
easterly Branch at a stake in Timothy Wheeler's Lott; And 
for the appearing, pacifying, ordering and Determining 
whereof, the said Richard Smith, Edmund Smith, Job 
Smith, Charles Floyd, Joshua Smith, Thomas Smith, Oba- 
diah Smith and Epenetus Smith of the one part, and Will- 
iam Nicoll of the other part, have submitted themselves 
and are become Bound, each party to the other by their 
severall obligations. Dated the seventeenth day of May 
Anno Domini 1763, in the sum of forty pounds, current 
money of New York, with conditions there underwritten, 
that each party and their heirs, executors and administra- 
tors, and every of them, shall and do in all things well and 
truly stand to, obey, abide, perform, fulfill and keep the 
award, order, final end and determination, of the above 
said Samuel Willis, Zebulon Seaman and Richard Willetts 
or any two ot them, arbitrators indifferently chosen, and 
Elected by and Between the Parties aforesaid, to arbi- 
trate, award, order and determine, of and award for and 
concerning the Line aforesaid, and all and singular the 
things and premises above mentioned, with the cost of 
this reference, so that the said award, order and Determin- 
ation be made concerning the premises, in writing under 
their hands and seals, or any two of them, ready to be 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 345 

delivered to the said parties or such of them as shall 
desire the same, on or before the first day of July next ; 
as by the obligations and conditions may more at large 
appear. Now Know ye that we Samuel Willis, Zebulon 
Seaman, and Richard Willitts, arbitrators aforesaid taking 
upon us the charge of the said award and arbitrament, 
and having deliberately and at large heard examined and 
considered the allegations, writings evidences and proofs 
of Both the said parties concerning the premises; and 
Being minded to settle Unity and Friendship between 
them, concerning the same, do thereupon make and put 
into writing this our award arbitration and Judgment 
between the said parties, for and concerning the premises 
in manner and form following, To wit first we do award 
arbitrate and determine that the western Branch of Nese- 
quage River, on which the north east Corner of Wiccomack 
patent is bounded to, is and ought to be taken and 
deemed the head of Nesequague river ; and the place at 
the head of said River, in the Brook, eastward from the 
present path or Road that goes round the river, and two 
rods westward from the old path or going over the river, 
in the Brook, is the place and station which we fix as the 
head of said river ; and we do Judge order and Decree 
that a right line run from the old Boundes near Racon- 
komy pond, (that is already agreed upon by both parties,) 
to the Head of the western Branch of Nesequague river, 
at the station before mentioned, shall be for the future 
taken and deemed and esteemed by the parties to be 
the partition or Division between Smithtown and Islip, 
And we do award order and Judge that the land lying on 
the north side of the above fixed line to be the Right and 
property of the Proprietors of Smithtown, and that the 
said Richard Smith, Edmund Smith, Job Smith, Charles 
Floyd, Joshua Smith, Thomas Smith, Obadiah Smith and 
Epenetus Smith, their heirs and assigns shall have and 



346 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, 

hold such part of the said land in proportion to their re- 
spective rights in Smithtown, and we do award order and 
Judge that the said William Nicoll, and his heirs and 
assigns shall have and hold such a part of the lands lying 
on the south side of said line, as his right will respectively 
amount to in Islip ; and that the land on the south side of 
the said line be hereafter deemed and esteemed to belong 
to the Precincts of Islip. And we do order, Judge and 
determine that the cost charge and expence of this arbi- 
tration be paid equally between the two parties, so that 
each party pay the one half thereof. In Witness hereunto 
we have set to our hands and fixed our Seals this Thirty 
first day of May in the year of our Lord Christ One thous- 
and seven hundred and sixty three 1763. 

Signed Sealed and SAMUEL WILLIS 

Delivered in Presence of ZEBULON SEAMAN 

Richard Jackson RICHARD WILLITS 

Robert Jackson 



[Abstract.] 

Wm. Nicoll Junior gives a bond in the sum of forty 
pounds to Richard Smith and the others named in the 
aware, to abide by the said award concerning the line be- 
tween Smithtown and Islip "which is to run from the 
ancient bounds at Raconkomy pond to the head of Nesse- 
quague river, namely whether the head of that river be 
on a western branch thereof near where the road goes 
round the river or whether it be on a more easterly 
branch, at a stake in Timothy Wheeler's lot." 

Dated May 17, 1763. 
Witnesses 

Richard Willetts 

Wm. Smith. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 347 

[A bill attached shows that the expense of the above arbi- 
tration "for services done and expences for themselves and 
horses" was 4 pounds 10 s. Paid equally by both parties.] 

[Abstract.] 

Joshua Smith, John Vail, and Richard Oakley, Commis- 
sioners of Highways for the Town of Smithtown, lease to 
Henry Conkling and Richard Blydenburgh (merchants) 
"All that certain piece or parcel of ground situate and 
being on the west side of Nissequague River, at a public 
landing called and known by the name of Aarons Landing, 
extending 160 feet on said river and back from the same 
to the Highway for the express and particular purpose of 
building a Dock." For the term of 21 years, at an annual 
rent of $8. Dated May 21, 1821. 

[A note attached to this, in the handwriting of Hon. J. Law- 
rence Smith, states that this lease was afterwards cancelled, "It 
being ascertained that the town had no right to the land under 
water, but that it belonged to the Proprietors, and that a new 
lease was taken by the above lessees, from the Proprietors."] 

Deed for Parsonage Land. 

[Abstract.] 

George Phillips, Job Smith, Edmund Smith, Obadiah 
Smith Jr and Jonathan Mills, being a Committee chosen 
at Town meeting, Sell to Richard Smith, for £52 "The 
tract of land to the southward of said Richard Smiths 
new dwelling house on the Hill, Bounded east by Capt- 
Job Smith and partly by Daniel Smith, south by the high- 
way from Smithtown to the head of the river, west by 
said highway, and north as the fence now stands," "Also 
a tract at a place called the head of the North fields, 
bounded west by Daniel Smith, north partly by Daniel 



343 RECORDS OF "THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Smith and partly by Job Smith, east and south by high- 
way As laid out by Richard Woodhull John Hallock and 
Geo. Townsend," Dated May 12 1760. [See page 104.] 

[Note. The grantee in above deed was Capt. Richard 
Smith, son of Richard 2nd. In his will he directs them to be 
sold, (see page 43.) The first piece is on the east side of the 
river road, on the south side of the old burying ground hill. 
In 1785 it was owned by Alexander Munsill, who conveyed it 
to Richard Smith, and he sold it the same day to Nicholas 
Smith May 17, 1785. In the deed it is mentioned as "the old 
Parsonage Lot," and containing 23 1-2 acres. It is now owned 
by the heirs of Samuel O. Smith. 

The second piece lies on the north side of the road from 
Nissequogue to Long Beach. The original map and survey 
are now in possession of Richard B. Smith, Esq. The follow- 
ing is written on the survey : "April ye 3, 1736, Then surveyed 
a parcel of Common land for the Proprietors of Smithtown, 
Containing 20 acres to lye for a Commons for ye Towns use, 
bounded on ye East corner by a highway, and south by a high- 
way. North by Job Smith's land and Daniel Smith's land, and 
west by a small piece laid to Daniel Smith." "The Card for a 
piece of Common Land for the Proprietors of Smithtown, 
Twenty acres of said land is for the use of the Towne, and 3 
acres and 138 rods of said land, laid out tor Daniel Smith." 
"The Parsonage Lot in the North fields," (See page 78.) This 
piece of land is probably a part of the land of Mrs. Welcome 
R. Hitchcock, formerly Mrs. Russett. It is at the south end of 
the tract of' 82 acres, formerly owned by William W. Mills. — W. 
S. P.] 

Meadow of Adam Smith, West Side of River — Deposition 
of Samuel Ackerly. 

Memorandum. That on the 16th day of August, 
annoque Dom. 1734, Col. Henry Smith at the request of 
Mr. Edmund Smith of Smithtown, in company of Jonathan 
Smith of ye same towne Esq. and Samuel Ackerly being 
inhabitant of the same place, went to a certain Piece of 
salt meadow, situate on the West side of Smithtown River, 
and fronting where formerly a grist mill stood appertain- 
ing to Justice Richard Smith, deceased, and then and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 349 

there Samuel Ackerly aforesaid being duly sworn uppon 
ye Holy Evangelists, and with ye mutual consent and ap- 
probation of ye afore named Edmund and Jonathan Smith, 
gave his declaration relating to the Property and bounds 
of ye aforesaid meadow in the manner and form following, 
Viz. that it was generally esteemed to appertain to Justice 
Adam Smith (grand father to ye within mentioned Ed- 
mund Smith) by whose order he had several times assisted 
in mowing of it. And with relation to the particular bounds 
ye said Ackerly evidenced and confirmed them by setting 
a stake at a point of said meadow near the river, (being ye 
northermost bounds thereof) and running from thence 
Southward 92 paces along said river, where another stake 
was placed, and from thence running westward 57 paces 
to another stake planted at ye head of a small crooked 
narrow creeke running north and east circular to ye main 
river, and being a partition or Division between ye afore- 
mentioned and Lieut. Richard and his brothers meadow. 
And whereas there is a small skirt of thatch lying between 
the afore said creek and meadow, which the aforesaid Jon- 
athan Smith objected by representing it was Common and 
undivided, the afore named Ackerly upon his oath did 
likewise declare it was deemed and reputed to appertain 
to ye aforesaid Justice Adam Smith as part of his share of 
meadow, which premises the said Jonathan Smith acknowl- 
edged he had for some years past improved bv order and 
with consent of Capt. Edmund Smith with whom he ex- 
pected to make an exchange for an equivalent of Creek 
Thatch within Stony Brook harbor. 

Smithtown Aug. 16 1734 Sworn before 

Henry Smith, Justice. 

[The above piece of meadow was left by Edmund Smith (son 
of Adam) to his three sons, Edmund, Floyd and Thomas, by 
will, 1734.] 



350 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

Edmund Smith and Floyd Smith sell to Obadiah Smith 
" | of a certain share of salt meadow in Nissequogue river 
on the west side of said river, near opposite the old mill, 
Which said meadow was granted to Adam Smith by Rich- 
ard Smith proprietor of Smithtown, Also § of a certain 
share of fresh meadow up the river, opposite to Blyden- 
burghs landing being the south f of said piece as it is 
entered on record. The above is in exchange for -§■ of the 
Lot called Laurences, on the Great Thatch Bed in Stony 
Brook harbor, as released to Daniel Smith." Dated Aug. 
5 1767 -. 

[Abstract.] 

Thomas Smith (son of Edmund Smith) sold to Epenetus 
Smith Sept. 1, 1767, 1-3 of Lot 6 on Pine Point thatch bed- 
Also the north 1-3 of a lot of meadow bounded east by the 
river, opposite Richard Blydenburghs landing, north by 
meadow of Stephen Smith, west by heirs of Piatt Smith, 
south by meadow of Edmund Smith" 

[The original documents are now in the possession of Coe 
D, Smith, Esq. The meadow " opposite the Old mill," and the 
piece of fresh meadow opposite Blydenburgh's Landing have 
been handed down from father to son and are now owned by 
Coe D. Smith. The north 1-3 of of the latter piece was prob- 
ably sold by Epenetus Smith to Obadiah Smith. — W. S. P.] 

Agreement for the New Mill Pond at Blydenburgh's mils. 

To all whom it may concern, know ye that we Caleb 
Smith junior, Isaac Blydenburgh and Joshua Smith junior, 
all of Smithtown, County of Suffolk and State of New 
York, do enter into the following articles of agreement, 
and bind ourselves accordingly, viz.: 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 35 1 

Article ist. Whereas we do possess in fee simple cer- 
tain streams of water adjoining our respective farms we do 
for the Benefit and accomodation of each other, and for 
the purpose of improving the same, agree that forever 
hereafter we will hold and improve the same in equal 
Joint tenancy, and copartnership. 

Article 2nd. We will build a dam acrost said stream of 
water at the most convenient place from the lands of 
Isaac Blydenburgh to the lands of Caleb Smith junior, the 
said dam to be so constructed as to raise ten feet head of 
water and of sufficient width on the top for an ox cart to 
pass and repass, 

Article 3. We will erect on the above said dam a saw 
mill and grist mill (the saw mill to be of the Bigness of 
Paul Smith's saw mill) and to be furnished with all tools 
and implements necessary for carrying on the sawing busi- 
ness. The grist mill house to be built twenty four feet wide 
and thirty feet long and so constructed as to carry three 
run of stones with three Bolting mills, to go by water, the 
whole of the works to be sufficiently and substantially Built 
in the Best possible manner, the dam to be logged up 
against where the saw mill shall stand, and a wall of stone 
against the grist mill. 

Article 4. Whenever two of the partners agree that any 
improvement or Repairs of the said works are necessary- 
it shall and may be done at the expense of the whole. 

Article 5. If any one of the parties to this agreement 
shall neglect or refuse to furnish his third part of the ma- 
terials or money to purchase the same, he shall be liable 
to pay the damage sustained by reason of such neglect, or 
refusal, no charge shall be made of the dirt for Building 
the dam, but the same may be got in the most convenient 
place both for the building and repairing thereof and it is 
furthermore agreed that each partner shall furnish such 
and so many roads leading to the said mills through his 



352 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

lands respectively as shall be necessary for the accomo- 
dation thereof. But any of the proprietors through whose 
lands such Roads may lead shall have the priviledge to 
hang- so many easy swinging gates thereon as he may 
think proper, and the making and keeping in repair of all 
such roads shall be done at the expense of the partnership 
jointly. 

Article 6. No proprietor or partner in the works by this 
agreement to be erected shall or dispose of his share 
therein without first giving the Refusal to the other two 
at the price for which he can sell. 

And for the faithful and true performance of the above 
articles of agreement and every part and parcel thereof 
we do firmly by these presents bind ourselves our heirs 
executors administrators and assigns, in witness whereof 
we have hereto respectively set our hands and seals this 
tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and ninety eight, and of American Inde- 
pendence the twenty second. 

Signed, sealed and deliv- 
ered in the presence of CALEB SMITH Junior, 

Epenetus Smith Jr. ISAAC BLYDENBURGH, 

B. B. Blydenburgh. JOSHUA SMITH Jr. 

[The above appears to have been executed in triplicate, 
each partner having one. The above is copied from the origi- 
nal now in the possession of Ethelbert M. Smith, Esq. An- 
other is now in the possession of John Blydenburgh, Esq. 

Joshua Smith Jr. sold his share to the others in 1811. Caleb 
Smith Jr. left his share to his son Caleb Smith, and he sold it 
to Richard and Isaac W. Blydenburgh in 1844. Since then it 
has been in the Blydenburgh family. — W. S. P.] 

Deed from Obadiah Smith to John Arthur. 

[The tract on the south side of the Country road, bounded 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 353 

west by Bushy Neck, and extending west to the road from 
Smithtown Branch to Hauppauge, was laid out to Obadiah 
Smith as seen on previous pages. He sold it to Capt. James 
Dickinson. He resold it to Obadiah Smith, who sold the east 
part to John Arthur, by the following deed. — W. S. P.] 

[Abstract.] To all Christian People to whom this deed 
of sale shall come, Greeting. Know ye that I Obadiah 
Smith, of Smithtown, in consideration of ye sum of ,£300 
Have sold and conveyed to John Arthur of Islip and to his 
heirs and assigns forever. One messuage or tract of land 
bounded north by the Country road that goes from George 
Norton's to ye head of ye river. West by ye land layd 
out to Piatt Smith in Bushy Neck, so running southwardly 
till it comes to ye south side of ye Branch, then bounded 
by ye lands of Daniel Smith, east by ye Long Branch, 
then running up ye Branch southerly west by Daniel 
Smith's land till it comes to a Branch that runs out of 
Long Branch, then northeasterly till it comes to ye Coun- 
try road, and so by the Country road to Piatt Smith's land 
where it first begun. Dated June 9, 1747. 
Witness OBADIAH SMITH, 

George Phillips, SUSANAH SMITH. 

Dennis Hart. 

Endorsed on the original deed is the following : 
To all people to whom these presents shall come, I, 
John Arthur and wife Mary of Islip, do grant and convey 
to my son William Arthur in consideration of Love and 
affection. One messuage or tract of land in Smithtown 
which I bought of Obadiah Smith by his deed bearing 
date the 9 day of June in the yeare of Our Lord 1747. 

Dated July 28 1752. * 

Witness JOHN ARTHUR, 

Benj. Blydenburgh, MARY ARTHUR. 

Samuel Arthur. 



354 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

[The original deeds are now in possession of John S. Ar- 
thur, of Smithtown. This tract remained in the possession of 
the descendants of Wm. Arthur to recent years. The home- 
stead of William Arthur is now owned by Melville Brush- 
— W. S. P.] 



Deed from Obadiah Smith to George Norton. 

The part of the tract laid out to Obadiah Smith, which 
lies east of the part sold to John Arthur was sold to 
George Norton by the following deed : 



[Abstract] 

To All Christian People. Know yee that I Obediah 
Smith Esq. in consideration of the sum of .£450 Have sold 
to George Norton of Huntington All the following tracts 
and parcels of land. Thus, 195 acres where the said Obe- 
diah dwelt at a place called the Branch Begining by a 
road or Richard Blydendurgh's land, thence running west- 
erly as the Country road goeth until it comes to ye east 
fence that incloseth ye second Lot that is cleared on the 
west part of said farm. Thence south as the fence stands 
94 rods, then west to a white oak bush 2 rods east of Piatt 
Smiths land, thence running south to a marked bush on 
the north side of the North East Branch, thence on said 
Branch until it comes to ye road lying between said farm 
and Richard Blydenburghs land, thence by said road to 
the Country road that leads from said Blydenburghs to 
Nissequogue river. 

u Also 10 acres on the north side of the Country road, 
where Amos Dickinson built a new house, Bounded on 
the West by ye westermost line made in a Card dated 
June ye 30, 1736, made by George Townsend, South by 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 355 

the Country road, east by a road that leads to Smithtown 
and to extend north with an equal breadth until it makes 
up 10 acres. 

And one other tract of land on the south side of the 
North East Branch, To begin at the Beaver Dam, and to 
run such a line southward as will take the equal half of a 
tract of 590 acres which was laid out to me Obadiah Smith 
by Richard Woodhull John Hallock and George Town- 
send, That is to say the half that shall lie eastward of the 
said line. 

Also 3 shares or lots of salt meadow on the west side of 
the river, two of which lots did belong to Capt. Daniel 
Smith deceased, the other to my father, and all lie to the 
east of Piatt Smith's land. With all buildings etc. 

Dated May 1, 1744. 
Witness OBADIAH SMITH 

Richard Wood 

James Chipman 

James Dickinson Jr. 

[The original deeds are now in possession of Mrs. Charles 
Hilton Brown. The tract on the north side of the North East 
Branch, and the 10 acres on the north side of the Country 
road, were probably sold by George Norton to Epenetus Smith, 
(son of Job 2nd,) and he was in possession of them as early as 
1750 when the new meeting house was built. He gave it by 
deed and will to his son, Epenetus, from whom it descended 
to his son Samuel Arden Smith, who built an elegant residence, 
now owned by the heirs of one Ely. The old house of Epen- 
etus Smith, probably the same one built by Amos Dickinson, 
is still standing on the 10 acres north of the Country road, 
next west of the school house. 

George Norton sold to William Saxton, mason, Jan. 8, 
1745-6, a tract of twelve acres on the south side of the North- 
east Branch, and on the west side of a little brook running 
into said branch, and he built a house there. — W. S. P.] 



356 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Land Laid Out to Capt. Richard Smith, Aug. 26, 1736. 

[See page 256.] 

This tract was left by Capt. Smith to his son Isaac Smith 
by will 1764, except 10 acres which he directed to be sold. 
Isaac Smith sold the entire tract and also the site of the 
" old mill " and the " occupation ground " which had 
belonged to Richard Smith, 2nd, next the river, to William 
Arthur. The deed describes it as "Begining at a red oak 
tree by the side of the highway, then running S. 70 W. 2 
chains to the bank, then N. 83 W. 2 chains 31 links to the 
river, then along the river on the edge of the marsh as it 
runs to the mouth of the Old mill creek, then as the 
fence runs to the highway, then along the highway, as 
Abner Smiths fence runs till you come against the north 
west bounds of Abner's 10 acres, Then E. o. 40 S. 6 chains 
44 links, to a white oak tree, then N. 2 W. 25 chains 38 
links, or by Edmund Smiths land, then S. 87.40 W. 55 
chains 78 links by Daniel Smiths and Job Smiths land to 
beginning. Containing 192 acres." Price £487. This 
deed is recorded in Suff. Co. Clerk's office, Liber 236, p, 
389. The 10 acres which Capt. Smith directed to be sold 
was probably sold to Abner Smith, who owned it when 
the above deed was given. In 1792 Juliana Smith, by 
deed, quit claims to her brother Elisha Smith, All her 
right to " All that tract of land formerly my father's 
Abner Smith, bounded west by the river, north and east 
by Wra Arthur and south by Obadiah Smith." The ten 
acres, however, did not run to the river. The " Old mill 
creek" is at the southwest corner of the tract, and the 
relics of the ancient dam on which the first mill stood, yet 
remains. This mill and the low land next the river, to the 
north was part of the " occupation land," or land in pos- 
session of Richard Smith 2nd, by grant from his father, 
the Patentee. He left this mill and the land adjoining to 






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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 357 

his son Nathaniel, who seems to have sold them to his 
brother, Capt. Richard, in exchange for lands at Moriches. 
In the division of the estate of Wm. Arthur, the old mill 
site and land next the river fell to his son Thomas, who 
left it to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of Gardiner Petty* 
by whose heirs it is now owned, and they are living upon 
it. The original map and survey is now in possession of 
Richard B. Smith, Esq., and bears the following : "August 
ye 26 1736, I have this day surveyed to Lieut. Richard 
Smith a certain tract of land on the east side of of Nisse- 
quogue river and joyning on the west partly to his occu- 
pation land, so called which lyeth at the old mill, so called, 
ye first bounds of ye said tract beginneth at a certain Red 
oak sapling marked D. S. and R. S. being a bounder be- 
tween said Richard Smith and Daniel Smith. Then West 
25 degrees South 10 rods to ye bank, by ye River, then S. 
6 ^ Deg. W. 10 rods to his occupation ground, at ye old 
mill so called, then traversing the courses of his occupa- 
tion land according to ye within Card, until it comes to 
ye Bank or creek etc etc 

GEORGE TOWNSEND. 

Landing at the Steep Banks. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

Charles Floyd sells to Wm Arthur May 1, 1771, A tract 
of meadow bounded east by the road that goes from Smith- 
town to the Old mill by the river. South by Isaac Smith's 
meadow. West by the Channel, north by the Common 
Landing at the Steep Banks. Price ;£n. 

[Original deed in possession of George Strong.] 

Watering Place at Head of Nissequogue River. 

We Joshua Smith Sr. Abm Smith & John Floyd Com- 



358 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

missioners of Highways of the town of Smithtown do 
affirm that we will well and truly try this matter of differ- 
ence between Caleb Smith Esq. and Abraham Nicoll 
respecting a watering place at the head of Nissaquage 
river and give a true Judgment according to evidence. 

Affirmed before me this JOSHUA SMITH Sr 

22d of August 1814 ABRAM SMITH 

Charles A. Floyd JOHN FLOYD 

Master in chancery. 

Jacob Wheeler being sworn doth depose and say that 
he knew that a certain bunch of maple saplings was estab- 
lished as the head of Nissequage river in an arbitration 
between Daniel Smith and Richard Smith of the one part, 
and Wm Nicoll of the other part, which was upward of 
50 years ago, that while the arbitration was pending, two 
of the oldest Indians in the town of Islip was called in, 
and they pointed out the place, & as near as he can judge 
the bunch now growing is in the same place, and the 
arbitrators fixed upon that spot as the head of Nissequag 
river, and that the arbitration rode into the Brook oppo- 
site where the tan house now stands, and they decided 
that a bunch of maple saplings about 2 rods westwardly 
was the head of said river. 

Timothy Wheeler being sworn saith as above. 

Joshua Smith being affirmed saith that he was present 
when the arbitrators met between Daniel and Richard 
Smith and Wm. Nicoll, and that the head of Nissequag 
river was at the bunch of Maple saplings before described 
by the other testimony near S. Brush's tan house, and 
now at this day the same bunch is in the spot that was 
then fixed upon, that he well recollects seeing the Indians 
point out the spot for he was there present. That the 
difference between Townsend's line and Ketcham's line 
was about 3 or 4 rods. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 359 

Unexecuted Wills of Daniel Smith 1st and Daniel Smith 2nd. 

There is no record of the death of Daniel Smith 1st, but 
he probably died before 171 5. In the office of the Court 
of Appeals in Albany there is a fragment of an unexecuted 
will of which the following is an abstract. 

" I Daniel Smith of Smithtown. I leave to my wife 
Mary the house 1 now live in and one third of my lands 
and meadows, for life. I leave to my son Daniel all my 
lands and meadows on the east side of the river. In case 
he refuses to pay certain debts and legacies, then 80 
acres of my land adjoining to the road from Smithtown 
to Brookhaven, and 50 acres on the south side of said road, 
bounded on the west by Jonathan Smith and on the east 
by Richard Smith's land, and 30 acres on the north side 
of said road to be sold, and said payments to be made." 

The will mentions sons Daniel and Solomon and daugh- 
ters Deborah, Irene, Sarah and Mary. 

[Among the papers of Robert B. Smith, of Commack, is the 
unexecuted will of Daniel Smith 2nd, which contains so much 
information concerning his lands that it is well worth preserv- 
ing. It is probable that he finally divided his lands among his 
sons by deed. The deeds to his son Obadiah are now in 
possession of his great great grandson Coe D. Smith, who also 
has among his relics the cane of his ancestor. The deeds 
which may have been given to his other sons are probably lost, 
but the lands seem to have been held by them as specified in 
the will.— W. S. P.] 

In the name of God, Amen. I Daniel Smith, of Smith- 
town being in health of body and of sound mind. * * I 
give to my wife Hannah my 3 negro servants and 1-3 of my 
cattle, sheep, etc., and household goods, plate., etc. during 
her life and then to my three daughters. 



360 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

I give to my eldest son Daniel my house and barn, with 
all my house lot, meadows and crick thatch adjoining, 
except a lot known by the name of the lower lot which I 
formerly purchased of Richard Smith deceased, bounded 
north by the head of the swamp and highway leading to 
James Neck. Also I give him my right of land in James 
Neck, with my lot of thatch adjoining except one lot 
which I formerly purchased of Richard Smith deceased, 
usually known by the name ot the North Swamp. I also 
give him my fields known by the name of the North fields, 
as they are now fenced. Also my field called William 
Wright's ground with all my lands joining to the north 
thereof as they are set forth in a Card bearing date March 
24, 1736, containing fifty-five acres. Also my well field in 
Old Rasepege, containing 20 acres, as appears by a Card 
bearing date April 2, 1735. Also another lot called North 
Rasapege butting north upon the Sound, containing 27 
acres as appears by a certain Card bearing date April 2, 
1736. Also 1-2 of a certain inclosure of upland, meadow 
and crick thatch bounded south by the watering place 
before Jacob Munsel's* door, easterly and northerly by 
the highway. Also a certain tract of woodland bounded 
northerly by Job Smith's and Shuball Merchant's home 
lots, westerly by the road leading up by the side of the 
river, containing 74 acres as appears by a certain Card 
bearing date April 24, 1736. Also a tract of woodland 
bounded westerly by the road leading up by the side of 
the river, southerly and northerly by the land of Capt- 
Richard Smith, easterly by the mill path, containing 59 
acres as appears by a card bearing date April 24, 1736. 
Also one fifth part of all my right of thatch in Stony 

[*Jacob Munsell was the third husband of Mary Smith, 
whose first husband was James Smith, and the second Thomas 
Liscomb. The place is now the homestead of Mrs. Samuel O. 
Smith on the east side of the river near Nissequogue.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 361 

Brook harbor. I also give to my said son Daniel the 
south equal half in quantity of a certain tract of land 
whereon David Coseborne lived, bounded easterly by 
Smithtown river, westerly by Commack line, the whole 
tract containing 1353 acres, as will appear by a certain 
card bearing date July 31, 1736. All these pieces of land 
are left to him for life, and then to his eldest son. In de- 
fault of male heirs the whole is to go to my youngest son 
Micah Smith, except the south half of the tract of 1353 
acres, which is to go to my third son Caleb. 

I give to my second son Obadiah Smith a certain tract 
of land on the east side of Smithtown river, whereon he 
has now a house built, bounded on the west by the river, 
southerly by Richard Blydenburgh's land, east by Ed- 
mund Smith's land, and north by Richard Smith, with all 
my meadows adjoining the same, containing 547 acres, as 
appears by a card bearing date April 27, 1736. Also a 
certain tract of land now leased to Samuel Smith lying at 
the head of the Northeast Branch, bounded south by Islip 
line, east by Raconcomy plains, west partly by the Branch 
or pond, and partly by the road leading to South, and 
Jonathan Jones' land, and north by James Smith's land, 
containing 349 acres as appears by a Card dated April 17, 
1736. Also half of a certain hollow called the Hay Hollow, 
lying to the west of the foresaid tract. Also an equal half 
in quantity of a certain inclosure of land, meadow and 
thatch lying on the east side of Smithtown river, bounded 
south by Jonathan Smith's land, deceased, west by the 
river, north by the watering place before Jacob Munsell's 
door, east by the highway, and half of my lot of thatch 
lying and near joining upon the west side of the said in- 
closure. Also my lot of land lying upon Ronconkomy 
plains. Also one fifth of all my right of thatch in Stony 
Brook harbor. These tracts are left to him for life, then 



362 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

to his eldest male heir, and so by entail forever. In de- 
fault of male heirs, then to my fourth son Joshua. 

I give to my third son Caleb Smith a certain tract of 
land on the west side of Smithtown river, known by the 
name of Chipman's farm, with the improvements of said 
Chipman thereon, bounded east by the river, north by a 
tract of land laid out to Daniel Lawrence, southerly and 
westerly by a branch, containing about 55 acres, as appears 
by a Card dated June 28 1736. Also another tract joining 
to the south of the foregoing, bounded easterly and south- 
erly by the main river, westerly by other lands laid out to 
me, containing 26 acres, as appears by a Card dated June 
28, 1736. Also a tract of land lying and joining to the 
north of one of the forementioned, which I bought of my 
brother Solomon Smith, that was laid out upon the right 
of Daniel Lawrence, bounded easterly by lands laid out to 
Obadiah Smith, westerly by the long Lots, so called, con- 
taining 52 acres as* appears by a Card dated June 29, 1736. 
I also give to my son Caleb the northern equal half part 
in quantity of a certain tract of land, the south half whereof 
I have above willed to my son Daniel, bounded easterly 
partly by Smithtown river, and partly by Chipman's farm, 
above mentioned, southerly and westerly by Commack 
line, northerly by the Long Lots, so called. Containing 
in the whole 1353 acres, as appears by a certain Card 
bearing date the 31 of July 1736. I also give him my share 
of meadow lying on the west side of Smithtown river, 
with my lot of land adjoining the same, whereon John 
Tillotson deceased lived, bounded north by Obadiah 
Smith's land, south by Aaron Smith. Also another lot 
joining to the west of the foregoing, bounded west by the 
path leading to the mills, south by Piatt Smiths land 
deceased, which he purchased from the executors of Rich- 
ard Smith deceased, Containing in the whole 100 acres. 
Also my lot oi land and meadow on the west side of 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 363 

Smithtown river whereon John Varguson now lives, with 
my lot of thatch adjoining the same. Also 1-5 of all my 
right of thatch in Stony Brook harbor. All these are 
entailed to him and his eldest male heirs forever. 

I give to my fourth son Joshua Smith a certain tract of 
land, bounded south by Islip line, west by the river, north 
by the north east branch. It is usually known by the 
name of the Hauppauge Neck, Containing 893 acres as 
appears by a card bearing date May 12, 1736. And all 
the land leased and improved by Thomas and Timothy 
Wheeler. And also 1-2 of a certain tract of land in Islip 
joining south to the fore mentioned, which Capt. Richard 
Smith and I purchased of messrs. Thomas, Andrew and 
William Gibbs. Also a certain right of edging and Crick 
thatch on the east side of Smithtown river bounded south 
by Capt. Smith's old mill fence, and extending north the 
width of my lot of land willed to my son Daniel. Also 
1-2 of a small inclosure of upland meadow and crick thatch, 
bounded north by the watering place before Jacob Mun- 
sell's door, south by the land of Jonathan Smith deceased, 
east by the highway. Also 1-2 of my lot of thatch No. 3. 
lying opposite to it in the river. Also 1-5 of all my thatch 
right in Stony Brook harbor. All these are entailed to 
him and eldest male heir forever. 

I give to my fifth son Micah Smith a certain tract of 
lancf bounded southerly by the upper road leading from 
Smithtown to Brookhaven, northwest by Timothy Smith's 
farm, north by the Harbor, Containing 91 acres, as appears 
by a Card dated March 27, 1736. Also a lot known by 
the name of Point Rasapege, bounded north by Pig creek 
so called, southerly by the harbor. Also another lot in 
James Neck, known by the name of the North Swamp, 
which I formerly purchased of Richard Smith deceased. 
And another lot joining to my house lot, known by the 
-name of the lower lot, bounded north by the swamp and 



364 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

highway to James Neck. Also 1-2 of a certain inclosure 
on the east side of the river, bounded south by the water- 
ing place before Jacob Munsell'sdoor, with 1-2 the meadow 
and thatch thereto belonging. I also give to my son Micah 
a tract of land on the east of Smithtown river, bounded 
south by Richard Blydenburgh's land which he purchased 
of Richard Willetts, west by the river, Containing 18 
acres as appears by a card bearing date April 27, 1736. 
Also a lot butting upon the upper road to Setauket and 
running south to the Country road, containing 300 acres 
more or less. Also my lot of thatch at the Little Beach 
joining to Job Smith's lot upon the west, Also 1-5 of all 
my thatch in Stony Brook harbor. 



Abstract of Deed for Hauppauge Neck. 

Joshua Smith Sr to Joshua Smith Jr May 9, 1795. 
Farm at the place called the Hauppaugs, bounded west 
by the main river, south by the Islip line, east by a line 
from the Islip line to the head of the Long Branch, then 
down the Long Branch to the Northeast branch, then 
down the Northeast Branch to the main river, and down 
the main river to beginning. 

Recorded in Suff. Co. Clerk's office, Liber C, p. 287. 



Deed from Job Smith, Sr., to His Son Job. 

[Abstract.] 

To all Christian People to whome these presents shall 
come. I, Job Smith, of Smithtown, * * send greeting. 
Know ye that I Job Smith for and in consideration of the 
love and natural affection I have toward my well beloved 
son Job Smith, * * Do grant and convey unto him and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 365 

his heirs and assigns forever, one certain tract of land 
lying near the lower end of Stony Brook neck, containing 
90 acres. And one half part of all the meadow att the 
pond situate on the west side of Stony Brook harbor, with 
all privileges, etc. May 3, 171 5. 
Witness JOB SMITH. 

Richard Lawrence, 

Benjamin Gould. 

[The original deed is now in possession of Richard B. 
Smith, Esq.— W. S. P.] 

Deed from Richard Smith (Son of Richard 2d) to His 
Brother Ebenezer Smith. 

[Abstract.] 

To all Christian People * * Know yee that I Rich. 
ard Smith, son of Richard Smith deceased, In considera- 
tion of £500 do give grant and release to Ebenezer Smith 
all lands hereafter mentioned. One piece of 25 acres ly. 
ing in Smithtown by ye Road yt goeth from ye Towne 
to ye old Mill, commonly known by ye name of ye new 
ground, as ye fence now stands. And one tract in the 
neck called the Pond neck, 50 acres, bounded east by ye 
harbour, north by the fence, west by the road yt goeth to 
the beach, south by land in possession of Job Smith, so to 
the pond and by the Pond to the harbor. Also one tract 
of land and meadow on ye west side of Smithtown river, 
bounded northerly by the land formerly given to Wm. 
Laurence, now in the possession of Aaron Smith, and 
west by Laurence's line 25 rods, thence southerly to the 
fence, and so southerly by the fence until it comes to the 
land in the possession of Jonathan Smith Esq., and by said 
land to the meadow to a certain creek, and by said creek 



366 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

eastward to the river, as ye creek runs, thence down the 
river unto the first bounds. To have and to hold. 

Feb. 5 1733-4- 
Witness R. SMITH. 

William Jayime, 

James Chipman. 

[The original deed is in possession of Richard B. Smith, 
Esq.— W. S. P.] 

Estate of Jonathan Smith 2nd. 

Jonathan Smith 2nd died in 1744. By deed June 1, 1734 
he conveyed to his son Plattt Smith, all his lands west of 
Nissequogue river. All the rest of his estate he left to 
his two daughters, Tabitha, wife of Nicoll Floyd, and 
Ruth, wife of Henry Smith. His homestead was at Nis- 
sequogue and was the same owned and occupied by his 
grandfather, the Patentee of Smithtown, and his estate 
included several tracts of land laid out to him on the east 
side of the river. By deeds of Lease and Release (the 
Lease dated June 29, 1744, and the Release dated June 30, 
1744), Ruth Smith, widow of Henry Smith, sold to Nicoll 
Floyd, " All those lands and tenements that lye within the 
limits of Smithtown, that were given and bequeathed to 
the said Ruth Smith by the last will of her father Jona- 
than Smith deceased, bearing date the 10 day of October 
1743." Price £j$o. The original deeds not recorded are 
now in possession of Mrs. Wm. H. Wickham, of New 
York. One half of the estate thus belonged to Nicoll 
Floyd, and the other half to his wife Tabitha, who died 
intestate Jan. 17, 1755, and her estate went to her oldest 
son Gen. William Floyd as heir at law. Nicoll Floyd died 
March 8, 1755 and left his lands in Smithtown to his son 
Charles Floyd, and left other lands to his son William on 
condition that he released to his brother Charles all right 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 3 6 7 

to the estate of his mother in Smithtown. In accordance 
with this Wm. Flovd "of the manor of St. George" con- 
veyed by deed July 17, 1761, to his brother Charles Floyd 
all his rights to the lands which he inherited from his 
mother in Smithtown. This deed unrecorded is now in 
possession of Mrs. Wm. H. Wickham. Charles Floyd 
died Sept. 27, 1774, intestate, and the estate went to his 
oldest son Gen. John Floyd, who held the whole almost 
intact till the time of his death, April 17, 1826. The 
homestead farm and most of the other lands were left to 
his son Jesse Woodhull Floyd. Among the lands laid out 
to Jonathan Smith was a tract of about 40 acres called 
(and still known) as the Blue Grass Lots. This was left 
to his son Richard Floyd, and are now owned by Richard 
B. Smith, Esq. Smaller tracts were left to other chil- 
dren. In 1842 Jesse Woodhull Floyd sold the homestead 
and almost all the estate to Joel L. G. Smith. It soon 
passed into the hands of Edmund Thomas Smith, and is 
now owned by his heirs. 

PAPERS RELATING TO WINNECOMAC. 
Indian Deed for Winnecomac. 
This Indenture, Made ye first day of November in ye 
Tenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soverne Lord William 
the third, King of England, Scotland, france and Ireland, 
defender' of the faith, & in the yeare of our Lord one 
thousand six hundred and ninety eight, betweene Wameas 
& Tuskin & Charles Pamequa of Secatugu in the County 
of Suffolk on the Island of Nassau, in the Province of New 
York in America of the one party, and John Scidmore 
and John Whitman of the other party of Hunttington, In 
the County & Province aforesaid, Wittneseth, ye said 
Wamous Sachem & Touskin & Charles Pamequa and all 
us hose names are underwritten, doth for the consideration 
of a considerable sum of good and Lawful money of the 



368 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Province allready Received and — In hand at or before 
the )-e Inseling & delivering these presents, the Receipt 
whereof we the said Wameas, Tuskin Charles Pamequa 
doth hereby acknowledge, and themselves and each of 
them therewith to be fully Satisfied contented and paid, 
and of and therefrom and of and from Every Part and 
Parcell thereof Doth hereby acquitt, exonerate & Dis- 
charge ye said John Skid more and John Whitman there 
heirs and executors administrators, and hath given Grant- 
ed Bargained and Sould enfeofed released and confirmed, 
and bv these Presents doth hereby give grant Bargain sell 
enfeofe release and Confirme to the said John Skidmore 
and John Whitman their heirs and assignes, forever, a 
Sartin Tract of Land lying on the east side of Hunttington 
pattent bounds, Called and known by the name Weny- 
commick bounded on the north side by Whitman's hollow, 
Running Eastward by the marked trees to the hed of the 
South west branch of Nesoquage River, upon the East 
side upon A south Lyne to the pine Plains, upon the South 
side by the southward Pints of trees to Hunttington pat- 
tent, lying on the west side to Whitman's hollow. This 
above mentioned tract of Land with all and singular the 
hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging as 
or by Timbers or in any ways appertaining, and all the 
rights title Interest Possession, property Claimes and de- 
mands whatsoever of them the said Wameas, Tuskin, 
Charles Pamequa made in and to the aforementioned Land 
and in and to all and every part and parcell thereof To 
Have and To Hold ye said land with the appurtenances 
unto the said John Skidmore and John Whitman, their 
heirs executors and administrators, To the sole and only 
proper use and behoof of the said John Skidmore and John 
Whitman their heirs and assigns forever. And the said 
Wameas, Tuskin, Charles Pamequa, Doth for themselves, 
their heirs their executors and administrators promise 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 369 

covenant and agree to and with ye said John Skidmore 
and John Whitman their heirs and assigns that they the 
said Wameas Tuskin, Charles [Pamequa] now at ye Insel- 
ing and Delivering hereof, standeth and is soley only and 
Rightfully seized of ye said Premises, of good absolute 
and perfect title in fee simple to them, their heires and 
assigns forever and that the Premises now are and forever 
after shall be and Remaine to the said John Skidmore and 
John Whitman their heirs and assignes free and clearly 
acquitted released and Discharged of and from all and all 
manner of other and former bargains, sales alienations, 
mortgages Judgments Executions Easements and all 
charges and Incumbrances whatsoever, and moreover that 
the said Wameas, Tuskin, Charles and their heirs here in 
before granted and mentioned promise unto the said John 
Skidmore and John Whitman, their heirs and assigns shall 
and will at any Time or Times, upon Request made, shall 
give any further Security as they the said John Skidmore 
and John Whitman or their Larned Councell In the Law 
thinks fit. As witness our hands and seales. Signed and 
delivered in the presence 

Witnesses CHIPPOSE his mark X 

Edward Caush WAMEAS his mark X 

Nathaniel Ketcham POM POS his mark X 
Zebulon Whitman TUSKIN his mark X 

MEMSOWORRON his mark X 
CHARLES PAME his mark X 
CATTONE his mark X 
NAPANICK his mark X 
PERWINEAS his mark X 



Memorandum, that on ye Sixth day of February anno- 
que Domini 170^ Appeared before me John Wood one of 
his majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Suf- 
folk Wamohas Sachem and Tooskins and Charles Parao- 
qua and Choopons and Sawamos and Cottone, and doth 



370 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

acknowledge this within written Conveyance to be their 
free and voluntary act and deed. Test. John Wood. 

Warrant for survey date Sept. 12 anno 1702, Dec. 1 
1702. Surveyed. Thos. Cordale Dept. surveyed Tract. 

New York 21 Dec. 1702. Perused. 

AUG. GRAHAM, Surveyor Gen 1 

Recorded in the Secretarys office in thebooke of Indian 
Deeds &c beginning Anno 1691 folio 102. Dan Honan 
Secretary. 

Received of Capt. Thomas Higbie, John Skidmore and 
John Whitman the full satisfaction for a tract of land 
Comonlv called Winna Commack I say Receeved by us 
whose names are marked are underwritten, and by order 
of the Rest of our natives for the use, which said tract of 
land lying being bounded on the Highway by Whitmans 
hollow, Stretching Easterly to the westermost branch of 
Nesequage River, and Southerly to the brushy plains, to 
Hunttington Patent, and so up to the side of Whitmans 
Hollow northerly. I say Reed for us this 26 day of May 
anno 1705. WAMEAS X his mark 

CHEPOUS X his mark 
NEPOWNICK X his mark 
ROAUM X his mark 
CHARLES PAMOQUA X his mark 
SAWATOMAS X his mark 
CHEPOUS X his mark 
JOSEPH X his mark 
HARY X his mark 
CATOW X his mark 
AROISHEIS X his mark 
COWAMUTHIS X his mark 
POMPOTT X his mark 
Witness our hands 
John Peabody 
Samonka X his mark 
Jonas Wood 
Timothy Conklin. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 371 

[The above deed was recorded at the request of Charles 
Congreve, who seems to have become possessed of the rights 
of Skidmore and Whitman, though no deed is on record. — 
W. S. P.] 

Patent to Charles Congreve. 

Anne By the grace of God, of England Scotland France 
and Ireland Queen, Defender of the faith &c. to all whorae 
these Presents shall come Sendeth greeting, Whereas our 
loving subject Charles Congreve Gent, by his petition to 
our right trusty and well beloved Cousin Edward Viscount 
Cornburg, our Capt. Generall and Governor in Chiefe in, 
and over our Province of New York and Territories 
depending thereon in America presented in Councill, Hath 
Humbly prayed our Grant or Letters Patent of a parcell 
of land lying ten miles east ward of the Towne of Hunt- 
tington, on the Island of Nassau, beginning at Whitman's 
hollow, thence Running East and by South two hundred 
and eighty chains to ye southwest branch of Nesequage 
River, by a line of marked trees, marked by the Indians. 
Thence runing South and by West Eighty Chains to the 
pine plains, thence along the said Plains west and by South 
two hundred and ten chains to Hunttington bounds, 
thence along the said bounds North East and by North 
two hundred chains to the Place where it began, Contain- 
ing in the whole Three thousand five hundred acres or 
there abouts, The which Petition we being minded to 
grant Know Yee that of our Especiall Grace certain 
knowledge and meer motion we have given Granted Rati- 
fyed and confirmed, and in and by these pesents for our 
selves our heires and successors, do give grant Ratifye and 
confirm unto our said loving subject Charles Congreve, 
all that the parcell of land aforesaid lying and being ten 
miles Eastward of the Town of Hunttington on the Island 
of Nassau aforesaid, together with all and singular the 



37^ RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

rights Libertys privilidges benefits advantages profits 
Emoluments and appurtenances, what so ever unto the 
said parcellof land and every and any part thereof belong- 
ing, or in any wise appertaining To Have and To Hold, 
the said parcell of land and premises with appurtenances, 
thereby given and granted or within mentioned or 
intended to be hereby given or granted, as aforesaid, and 
every part and parcell thereof unto the said Charles Con- 
greve his heirs and assigns, to the only proper use and 
behoof of him the said Charles Congreve his heires and 
assigns for ever, To be Holden of us our heires and suc- 
cessors in free and Common Soccage as of our Manor of 
East Greenwich in the County of Kent, within our Realm 
of England, Yielding and paying unto us, our heires and 
successors at our City of New York or to our Collector or 
Receiver Generall there for the time being, at or upon the 
feast day of the nativity of St. John the Baptist the rent 
or sum of twenty shillings, * * upon condition that the 
said Charles Congreve his heirs and assigns shall clear and 
make Improvements upon the said parcell of land within 
the time of two years, now next ensuing the date hereof. 
In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of our said 
Province of New York to these our Letters Patent to be 
fixed. Witness our Right Trusty and well beloved Cousin 
Edward Viscount Cornbury our Capt. Generall and Gov- 
ernor in Chiefe in and over our Province of New York 
aforesaid, and Territoryes depending upon the same in 
America and Vice Admirall of the same, & in Councill at 
our fort of New York aforesaid, the fifth day of May in 
the second year of our Reign, annoque Dom. 1703. 
Daniel Honan, Secretary. 

Deed from Charles Congreve to Rip Van Dam. 

[Abstract.] 
This Indenture Between Charles Congreve of the City 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 373 

of New York, gentleman, of the one part, and Rip Van 
Dam of the said place merchant of the other part, Whereas 
our Sovereign Lady Anne X Queen -of England &c by 
certain Letters Patent bearing date the 5th day of May 
1703, X Granted unto the said Charles Congreve all that 
certain parcell of land lying ten miles east ward of the 
Town of Hunttington [Here folloivs the full description, as 
given in the patent^ Now this Indenture witnesseth that 
the said Charles Congreve doth hereby publish and declare 
that the full fourth part of the money and other effects 
laid out and paid for the purchase of the said parcell of 
land from the Indians native proprietors thereof was the 
proper money and effects of the said Rip Van Dam, and 
that the name of the said Charles Congreve was only used 
in the Letters Patent by the agreement of the said Rip 
Van Dam and others for the use and behoof of the said 
Charles Congreve, Rip Van Dam and others, And the 
said Charles Congreve in consideration of said of the said 
payment grants to the said Rip Van Dam, one equall 
fourth part of the said parcell of land, X In witness 
whereof &c 
Nov. 22, 1703. 

CHARLES CONGREVE 

Deed from John Whitman to Rip Van Dam. 

[Abstract.] 

This Indenture made the 6th day of May 1707, between 
John Whitman of Hunttington, husbandman, and Rip Van 
Dam of the City of New York Esq. Whereas our Sov- 
ereign Lady Queen Anne, by Letters Patent dated May 
1st 1703, granted to Charles Congreve, all that certain 
pareell of land lying ten miles eastward of Hunttington. 
[Here follows the fill description as in the patent.~] And 
whereas the said Charles Congreve certain Indentures, 



374 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

hath granted, released and sett over to Thomas Higbie, 
John Skidmore and John Whitman ot Hunttington, one 
equal half part of the said parcell of Land, Now This In- 
denture Witnesseth, that the said John Whitman, for a 
certain sum of money, hath granted to Rip Van Dam the 
full one third part of the one moiety ot equall half part of 
the before mentioned land, 

In witness &c 
In presence of JOHN WHITMAN 

John Ketcham 
Epenetus Platt. 

Acknowledged before John Wickes Justice May 6 1709 



Deed from Thomas Higbie to Rip Van Dam. 

[Abstract.] 

This Indenture made this 23d day of February 1712-13 
between Capt. Thomas Higbee of Hunttington, Gentleman, 
and Mr. Rip Van Dam of New York — {The deed gives full 
description of land as described in patent^ — Conveys " one 
equall sixth part of said land, with appurtenances." 
In pesence of 

John Wickes Jr THOMAS HIGBIE. 

Jeremiah Hobart. 

Received of Rip Van Dam for Mr. Charles Congreve 
Patentee, the sum of six pounds Proclamation money, in 
full for six years Quit rent due to his Majesty on 3500 
acres of land situate at Whitmans Hollow in the County 
of Suffolk, at 20 shillings yearly at St. John's day. I say 
received the 23 day March 1722 in full to 24 June An. 1723. 

ARCHIBALD KENEDY 

Receiver Generall. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 375 

The whole Tract containing in all 3 62 5 acres. 

Rip Van Dam has 1812 \ 19 62 
His son Richard 150 \ 

Johnson and Higbie 720 7 20 

Capt. Congreve 943 943 

3625 

Layd out & Devided the above parcell of land as it is 
delineated, and b} agreement between the said partys as 
per the map or Card reference thereunto had may full and 
plain appear, as witness my hand the 20 march 1726. 

ROBERT CROOKE, 

Dep. Surveyor. 

By these various purchases Rip Van Dam had 7-12 

John Skidmore 2-12 

Charles Congreve 3-12 

[Note.— Rip Van Dam was a prominent merchant in New 
York, and Alderman of the North Ward, 1693-1695. His house 
was near the corner of Maiden Lane and William Street.— 
W. S. P.] 

Suit of Executors of Timothy Tredwell against Elnathan 

Wickes, 1767. 

[The complaint and answer in this case contain so many 
facts that they are a very important part of the history of 
Winnecomack. The original papers are now in possession of 
Elias Wickes, a descendant of Elnathan Wickes.— W. S. P.] 

Abstract of Complaint of rlary Tredwell and Executors of 
Timothy Tredwell against Elnathan Weekes. 

This complaint recites the original facts, and that Charles 
Congreve sold to Rip Van Dam 1-4 of his Winnecomack 



376 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Patent November 22, 1703, and that he also sold 1-2 the 
Patent to Thomas Higbee, John Skidmore and John 
Whitman Nov. 22, 1703. Thomas Higbee sold his 1-6 to 
Rip Van Dam Feb. 23, 1712. John Skidmore sold his 
right to William Johnson and Josiah Higbee. So Charles 
Congreve had 3-12, Rip Van Dam 7-12 and Johnson and 
Higbee 2-12. That in 1726 a division was made into 4 lots 
and a lot 57 chains wide at west end, and 20 chains wide 
at east end was laid out for Congreve 3-12, A lot 8 chains 
wide at west end and four chains at east end, was laid out 
for Richard Van Dam, son of Rip Van Dam, as they be- 
lieved he had conveyed it to him, but Rip Van Dam after- 
wards purchased it back again. In 173 1, one John Mott 
and others entered upon the lots of Rip Van Dam, under 
him, and built a small house on the lot marked for Richard 
Van Dam, near the north division line between that lot 
and the lot of Charles Congreve, and lived in the same 
quietly for some years, and then left it, and then one 
Isaac Totten entered into said house under Rip Van Dam 
and held the same some 7 years, and afterwards Rip Van 
Dam by deed November 2, 1745 sold the said lots to Tim- 
othy Tredwell for £1,200, the description being: Begin- 
ning at a stake standing in a line 97 chains distant from 
Whitman's Hollow, on a course S. 9 1-4 W., then running 
S. 75, E. 267 chains, then S. 9 1-2 W. 44 chains, then W. 
o 1-2 N. to Huntington Bounds, 268 chains, then along 
Huntington bounds 113 chains to beginning, containing 
2,076 acres. Some time before this Rip Van Dam em- 
ployed one Ananias Carle, an ancient man, since de- 
ceased, as he was acquainted with the lands and knew 
the division made by Robert Crooke, to get the same re- 
measured. Whereupon in the beginning of 1745 Ananias 
Carle applied to one Samuel Willis, a surveyor, and went 
with him to survey the Patent and division lines, and he 
found that bv the Patent the north line was 280 chains 



RECORDS OF THE TOWxN OF SM1THTOWN. 377 

long (though Crooke had only made it 250, though for 
what reason he knew not) and that laying it down that 
length would not interfere with any older Patent, to the 
eastward. He accordingly laid it down as 280 chains and 
then laid out the lot of Johnson and Higbee 40 chains at 
the west end and 16 chains at the east end, as said Robert 
Crooke had done in his survey. And next to that he laid 
the lot of Charles Congreve 57 chains at the west end, and 
20 at the east end, as laid out in Crooke's survey. And at 
the end of 97 chains from the Hollow he stuck a stake for 
the division between the lot of Congreve and Rip Van 
Dam, and in running from thence to the east end of the 
Patent, the lines of marked trees, as marked by Crooke 
and Willis, agreed as exactly as could be supposed that 
two lines, run by two different surveyors, at such a dis- 
tance of time could agree. And he laid out the lot of Rip 
Van Dam 103 chains wide at the west end and 44 at the 
east end, as Crooke had done, although by that means, the 
whole west line was 10 chains longer than it ought to be 
by the Patent, it being stated to be only 200 chains, and 
found the lot of Rip Van Dam to contain 2,076 acres as 
by original survey. And so Rip Van Dam in deed to 
Timothy Tredwell made the east and west lines longer 
than in the survey of Crooke. Soon after the purchase 
Timothy Tredwell entered into the same, and took pos- 
session of the said house, built by John Mott, near the 
north line between Congreve and Van Dam, and died 
siezed of the same Nov. 6, 1749. He by will, dated June 
2, 1747, directed the remainder of his estate, of which the 
lands of Rip Van Dam are a part, to be sold, and after 
paying debts, the remainder was to go to his wife Mary 
and his children, except his son Elias, and made his wife 
and Benjamin Tredwell and Zophar Piatt executors. 
They found that Elnathan Wickes had taken possession 
and claimed 4 chains in breadth southward of the stake 



378 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

set up by Willis, as the beginning of Rip Van Dam's lot, 
and 4 chains more than the 57 in Crooke's survey, and 
that took in the house and about 200 acres of land. And 
on their complaining he agreed to give it up, if they would 
give him a watering place on said land, which for peace 
sake they agreed to do, and expected an end of all trouble, 
but no agreement being agreed to by him, they began suit 
for ejectment. They admit that the original map of Rob- 
ert Crooke is in their hands, and Zophar Piatt says that 
some time before the suit he showed it to him, and a copy 
was made by one Solomon Ketcham. 

Abstract of Answer of EInathan Wickes. 

Charles Congreve presented a petition for a Patent for 
lands at Winnecomack, and the Patent was granted. Sir 
Jeffry Jeffrys, late Alderman of London, loaned to Charles 
Congreve £10, Nov. 30, 1704. He afterwards loaned him 
^20, and then £70, and about the year 1707, Charles Con- 
greve removed from London to New York. About 3 
years after Sir Jeffry Jeffrys died, and by his will made 
Edward Jeffrys his executor, who made Adolph Phillipse 
his attorney. To secure payment of the debt, Charles 
Congreve and his wife Rebecca gave a mortgage for | of 
the land, and on August 17, 1737, he conveyed the said £ 
in fee to Adolph Phillipse, who conveyed it to Edward 
Jeffrys April 28 in the nth year of King George II. 
Edward Jeffrys died in 1740, and left the property to Jeffry 
Jeffrys who shortly after became a lunatic, and his wife 
Mary was made a committee of his estate. She and his 
father, Nicholas Jeffrys, by permission of Court made over 
to Isaac Levy, all claims against Charles Congreve, includ- 
ing the mortgage and release of equity, and he sold to 
EInathan Wickes the ^ of lands in Winnecommack. Rip 
Van Dam, Wm. Johnson and Josiah Higbee were tenants 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 379 

in common with Charles Congreve, and on March 20, 1726, 
they by Robert Crook, surveyor, divided the Patent into 
3 parts, and the share of Johnson and Higbee was to begin 
at a red oak tree standing in a place called Whitman's 
Hollow, and from thence to run S. 10 W. to a walnut tree 
marked with 3 notches on the north, east and south sides. 
And from the said red oak tree to run S. 59 E. along 
marked trees to a tree at the east corner of the Patent, 
then S. 11. 15 W. to a white oak tree at the east extremity 
of the Patent, and from said white oak tree N. 67 W. to 
the walnut tree above mentioned. The part of Charles 
Congreve was to begin at the walnut tree, and from thence 
to run S. 10 W. to a white oak tree marked with three 
notches on the east, south and west sides, thence by a line 
of marked trees to a black oak, on the east bounds of the 
Patent, then N. 11.15 E. to the southwest bounds of the lot 
of Johnson and Higbee. The remainder of the Patent 
was to belong to Rip Van Dam. The parties agreed to 
abide by this, and articles of agreement were in the hands 
of Thomas Moon of Flushing, who upon demand, refused 
to let Elnathan Weekes see them. In 1750 he again de- 
manded to see them and was told that he had given them 
to the executors of Timothy Tredwell. In 1755, the said 
Weekes sent his son to demand sight of them and Moon 
said they were in the hands of Zophar Piatt, and he and 
Mary Tredwell also refused. And the title to Rip Van 
Dam's part was then claimed by Mary and Thomas Tred- 
well. 

The controversy was settled by the following release 
from Elnathan Wickes. 

Elnathan Wickes' Release. 

To all to whom these presents shall come or in anywise 
concern, I Elnathan Wickes of Winnecomack in the 



380 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

County of Suffolk yeoman send Greeting. Know ye that 
whereas there has been a long controversy between the 
said Elnathan Wickes of the one part and Mary Tredwell 
and others executors of the last will and testament of Tim- 
othy Treadwell deceased of the other part concerning the 
division line between Rip Van Dam and Charles Congreve, 
and the parties being now disposed and agreed to settle 
the said line in an amicable manner, the said Elnathan 
Wickes hereby agrees to give up all pretensions to the 
land in controversy. Now know ye that he the said 
Elnathan Wickes for, and in consideration of a release or 
quit claim from Mary Tredwell, Philetus Smith with 
Phebe his wife, and Hannah Tredwell all of Smithtown, of 
equal date with this release of quit claim of the lands to 
the northward of the division line hereinafter described 
and established, and also in consideration of an obligation 
of the said Mary Tredwell, Philetus Smith with Phebe his 
wife, and Hannah Tredwell, to leave one half acre of land 
common particularly described in said obligation, Have 
agreed to and with the said Mary Tredwell, Philetus 
Smith and Hannah Tredwell and established the division 
line between me the said Elnathan Wickes and the afore- 
said Mary Tredwell Philetus Smith and Hannah Tredwell, 
to be and remain a division line between the said parties 
and their heirs and assigns for ever, To wit, Begining at a 
stake upon Hunttington Line, 57 chains distant from John- 
sons southwest corner, and 97 chains distant from Whit- 
man's Hollow, thence running a straight line to the east 
end of the Patent, to a place 20 chains distant from John- 
sons southeast corner, and 36 chains distant from the north- 
east corner of the Patent which is Johnsons northeast 
bound, which line runs 2 or 3 rods, a little more or less, to 
the southward of the present dwelling house of the said 
Elnathan Wickes. And the said Elnathan Wickes for the 
considerations aforesaid hath released and quit claimed all 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 381 

claims whatsoever, To all the land southward of the divi- 
sion line above described. To have and To Hold it, * * 
In witness whereof the said Elnathan Wickes has here- 
unto set his hand and seal the nth day of February, 1768. 
Witness ELNATHAN WICKES. 

Solomon Smith, 

Thomas Tredwell. 

Memorandum. That on the 29th day of April 1768, 

Then Elnathan Wickes took possession of all the contro. 

verted land lying between a line that runs from the west 

Bounds of Winnecomack Patent to the east bounds of the 

same, runing South about 75 degrees and 45 minutes East 

on a straight line which runs about 3 rods southward from 

Elnathan Wickes his dwelling house, where he now lives, 

Run by a meridional compass varying from the Arctick 

pole about 4 deg. 50 min. westerly, and a line that runs 

parallel to the afore said line, distant there from 15 rods 

and 2 links, and delivered the same unto Mary Tredwell 

and Philetus Smith and in behalf of themselves and Phebe 

Smith his wife, and Hannah Tredwell, and to their heirs 

and assigns forever, which Livery and Seizen was made 

in the presence of us who were present upon the premises 

when it was delivered into possession. 

ZOPHAR PLATT SAMUEL WILLIS 

THOMAS TREDWELL SOLOMON KETCHAM 

[Abstract.] 

Whereas John Mott S r of Oyster Bay, did in the year 
173 1, purchase from ye Hon. Rip Van Dam, a certain tract 
of land on Nassau Island, and took into partnership Sam- 
uel Weeks and Michael Weeks both of Oyster Bay, who 
all three became bound to Rip Van Dam for the payment 
of £1210. All the parties agree to a mutual release, Mr. 



382 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Van Dam giving up all the bonds, and the others giving 
to Van Dam all the deeds for the said lands. June 9, 1734. 
Witness RIP VAN DAM. 

Wm. Moyles 

Ephraim Wendell 

[Abstract.] 
Rip Van Dam Leases to Henry Bassett and Josiah Tot- 
ten, 300 acres of land in Winnecomack, " 200 acres thereof 
woodland and 100 acres bushy plains " with the 2 tene- 
ments there now erected. For the term of 8 years, Com- 
mencing August 4th 1734. Rent for the first 3 years 1 
pepper corn, and for the other 5 years 25 bushels of wheat. 

Patent granted Charles Congreve for a tract of Land in 
Suffolk County, 5th May 1703, at 20s. per annum. 

Auditor's Office New York, May 19, 1791. 
Received from Philetus Smith the sum of twenty six 
pounds, one shilling & 11 i-2d. (in stock created under the 
authority of the United States) which is in full for the 
Quit Rent and Commutation on the above Described 
Patent. 

PETER S. CURTENIUS, 
£26, 1, 11 1-2 State Auditor. 

[Timothy Tredwell by will directed his executors to sell his 
lands in Winnecomac and they were sold to Philetus Smith.] 

Abstract of Deed of Timothy Tredwell Smith of Kingston 
to Elias Smith of Smithtown. 

Whereas Philetus Smith father of the above parties hath 
lately to wit on the 16 day of may instant, employed Capt. 
Timothy Carll of Hunttington Surveyor to run out and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 383 

divide a tract of land known by the name of Winnecomac 
(being- the land which Rip Van Dam conveyed to Timothy 
Tredwell, and which is now in the lawfull possession of 
said Philetus Smith) between said Timothy Tredwell 
Smith and Elias Smith, the children^ said Philetus Smith, 
Now this Indenture witnesseth that said Timothy Tred- 
well Smith releases and conveys to Elias Smith all right 
and claim he may hereafter have in consequence of the 
will of said Philetus Smith, to the eastermost division of 
said tract of land, and Begins at a stake 98 1-2 chains from 
the northwest corner of said tract, in a course S 77 1-2 
East, thence easterly on the same course 163 1-2 chains 
to a stake set in the corner of the fence or the easterly 
line of the Patent of Winecomack, thence S 7 W 44 chains 
to a heap of stones or the southermost corner of the Pat- 
ent of Winnecomack, then S 88 W 165 chains to a stake 
in a course S 63 E from a pine tree blazed and marked on 
the west side T and on east side E. Then N 6 3-4 E. to 
place of beginning, Containing 1068 acres more or less. 
Dated May 27, 1797. 

TIMOTHY TREDWELL SMITH. 
Witness 

Wm. Smith Jr 

Alexander Smith. 

On the 23d 24th and 25th Days of April, and the 2nd 
and 3d days of May Anno Domini 1745. At the request 
of Capt. Ananias Carle, I have surveyed the Lott of Land 
Belonging to Rip Van Dam Esq. as Is Contained in this 
annexed figure, lying situated and being within the Patent 
of Winnecomack in Suffolk County about ten miles east- 
ward of Hunttington, And have corrected and amended 
what I have found eroneous, and Reduced the Bounds as 
Near the Truth as I could without Intruding into any 
mans property or prior title, and have Computed the said 



384 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

lottnow belonging to Rip Van Dam to contain about 2076 
acres of Land. Performed by me 

SAMUEL WILLIS 

May ye 9, 1745. Surveyor. 



Whereas Some time after the Survey above said, there 
happened a dispute Between Elnathan Wickes that owned 
the lott adjoining to Van Dams Lott viz Charles Con- 
greve's Lott, and the owners of Van Dams Lott, about the 
partition Line between said two Lotts, for the said Rip 
Van Dam sold his lot to Timothy Tredwell and was seized 
thereof sometime and makes his will and Dyes and by 
said will orders the said Land amongst other things to be 
sold for certain purposes therein mentioned. The execu- 
tors nearlectinar to sell the same the Heirs at Law viz. 
Thomas Tredwell arrives to Lawful age and passeth a 
deed of conveyance to his mother Mary Tredwell, and his 
two sisters for the premises who are now possessed thereof 
in fee simple, and the Controversy was commenced in the 
Supreme Court at New York, and from thence moved 
into Chancery and in the mean time the said Elnathan 
Wickes seized himself of the lands in controversy, which 
was about 100 acres, being about 15 rods in width, and 267 
chains ih length, And whereas the said Elnathan Wickes 
rinding the Law expensive agreed to yeald up the land in 
Controversy and pay the cost created in the case, and did 
release the same unto the said Mary Tredwell and to her 
two daughters as may further appear by the said Release 
under his hand and seal, And in order to have the matter 
fully Completed and the line resurveyed and run out the 
said Mary Tredwell, in behalf of herself and her two 
daughters applyed to Samuel Willis and Solomon Ketcham 
to Run out the Land and fix the partition Lines between 
the land claimed by Elnathan Wickes and the said Mary 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 385 

Tredwell and her two daughters. Therefore on the 28 
day of April we the said Samuel Willis and Solomon 
Ketcham begun the survey at the north west corner of 
Rip Van Dams Lott now the land of the said Mary Tred- 
well and her two daughters, and the southwest corner of 
the Lott of Charles Congreve, now claimed by said Elna- 
than Wickes, at a stake near a Large Stone at the corner 
being about 97 chains from Whitmans Hollow so called, near 
about where the path or road now goes, in a course as the 
Compass now points South about 8 degrees three quarters 
West, and 57 chains in the same course from Johnsons 
Southwest corner, of his land that lies in said Patent of 
Winacomack, Which said corner of Mary Tredwell and 
Company at the said Stone is about 15 rods and 2 links 
northward in the line from a white oak tree that Elnathan 
Wickes claimed for the southwest corner of said Charles 
Congreves Lott. And from the said corner of the stone 
we run the partition line between the land claimed by 
said Elnathan Wickes and the land of Mary Tredwell and 
her two daughters by a line of marked trees as the Com- 
pass now points S 75 degrees 3-4 E. 267 chains to the east 
end of the Patent, there to an oak tree marked for a corner 
between Congreves Lott and Rip Van Dam's Lot, and 
thence to run as the Compass points N. 8 3-4 E 20 chains 
by old marked trees to another oak tree marked for a 
corner between Congreves Lot and Johnsons Lot, then 
continuing the same course 16 chains to the Southwest 
Branch of Nissequage river near a place of Springs called 
by the Indians Happogs* and agreeing with the place 
[*The above shows very plainly the meaning of the Indian 
name now spelled " Hauppauge." This name, which properly 
belongs and applies to the springs at the head of Nissequo^ue 
river, has been extended to a village and district some ways to 
the east ; and the land between the main river on the west, and 
the "Long Branch" on the east has always been called " Haup- 



386 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Described by Winecomack Patent. After we had run the 
lines above said we returned to the home of Elnathan 
Wickes, and the said Elnathan Wickes Delivered the pos- 
session and Seizin of the land that had been in dispute 
between them Joyning to the south side of the line of 
marked trees that we run, unto the said Mary Treadwell 
in behalf of herself and two daughters by Turf and Twigg 
in the presence of four witnesses, which was entered upon 
the release that Elnathan signed, and the witnesses sub- 
scribed, to the same Viz. Zophar Piatt, Thomas Tredwell 
Saml Willis and Solomon Ketcham. And there was half 
an acre of land laid out before the house of Elnathan 
Wickes on the south side of the line we run, being 27 rods 
long and 3 rods wide Including Elnathan's well and cyder 
mill and press, Which said half acre was to lye Common 
for said widow Mary Tredwell and her daughters and 
their heirs of the one part and Elnathan Wickes and his 
heirs of the other part, Which was also laid out the 29 day 
of April A. D. 1768. Prepared by us. 

SAMUEL WILLIS, Surveyor 
SOLOMON KETCHAM 

[This is written on a piece of paper attached to the map.] 

Note. — The map and survey of the Winnecomac Patent, and 
many of the original papers, are now in possession of the heirs 

of Arbuckle, who purchased the eastern part of the 

tract formerly owned by Philetus Smith.] 

pauge neck." In a mortgage from Andrew Gibb to Richardson, 
in 1703, of land in Islip, the place is called "Winganheppoge 
or ye pleasant springs." According to Dr. William Wallace 
Tooker the name is originally " aup pe acke," a flooded or over- 
flown water place. Hence springs that flow out and coyer the 
land.— W. S. P.] 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 387 

Extract of the award made by Jacamiah Brush Esq., 
John Stratton and Ebenezer Piatt, arbitrators in a dispute 
between Caleb Smith Esq. of the one part and Gilbert 
Wickes & Benjamin Kennedy of the other, on the 9th day 
of March 1791. 

In order to find an object on the identical spot of 
ground, or as near as may be, where the corner of the 
Winnecomack Patent meets the corner of the Smithtown 
Patent in Whitman's Hollow (so called) We do award and 
order that the line which was run in the year 1736 from a 
path called Willets path, to Whitman's Hollow being a 
West course, agreeably to a survey then made by George 
Townsend of the tract of land laid out to Daniel Smith, 
on the division made among and between the Proprietors 
of Smithtown, and which was marked out by a rano-e ot 
trees marked, where it strikes the line in Whitman's Hoi- 
low which divides the town of Hunttington from the town 
of Smithtown and from the Patent of Winnecomack, shall 
be deemed the spot where the old corner Bounds dividing 
Smithtown from Winnecomack formerly stood, and that 
from that spot or corner bounds where the said west line 
strikes Hunttington line, a straight and direct line shall be 
run to a Bunch of maple saplings standing and growing 
at the head of Nissaquage river, which last mentioned 
line so running from the said spot in Whitmans Hollow 
to the said Bunch 'of Maple saplings at the head of the 
river, shall forever hereafter be deemed and accounted to 
be division line between the said land of the said parties. 
But it is not the meaning of us the said Arbitrators that 
anything in the award should be deemed or construed to 
affect the property or soil right of a small gore of land ly- 
ing in Whitmans Hollow, which the said Caleb Smith pur- 
chased of Van Hackly Robbins, and has now in his 
possession, and which falls on the south of the said division 
line. The above is a true extract of the original award 



388 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

deposited with me. Test. EBENEZER PLATT one of 
the arbitrators. 

[The above was found among the papers of Mr. Robert B. 
Smith.— W. S. P.] 

[It will be seen by the foregoing documents that the part of 
the Winnecomack Patent owned by Wm. Johnson and Isaiah 
Higbee (£) was laid out on the north side. Concerning the 
history of this part we have very little knowledge. The west 
end of it, about 1780, was owned by one Van Hackley Robins, flfafi £cl&h 
who sold a piece at the northwest corner to Caleb Smiih. On 
Jan. 15, 1768, George Muirson, Sheriff, by virtue of a writ of 
Fieri Facias "against the lands of Azariah Wickes deceased, 
who died intestate," sold to Josiah Wickes, Jr., " A piece of land 
bounded west by land of Edward Johnson, north partly by land ,- 
of George Wiser, and partly by land now in possession of Caleb ^' 
Smith, east by the river or Wm. Nicoll's land, south partly by " c 
land of Justice Elnathan Wickes, and partly by land lately 
belonging to George Wiser, containing 250 acres." Price, 

The original deed is now in possession of Mrs. Charles Hilton 
Brown. This piece is evidently the extreme eastern part of 
the Johnson and Higbee tract, and is the land next east of the 
farm of Richard H. Handley, which may include a part of it. 
The land of George Wiser is probably now owned by Mr. 
Handley. A family named Nichols owned a tract here in the 
latter part of the last century, and the homestead of Paul 
Nichols is now part of the land of Mr. Handley. 

The lot of Charles Congreve, which was sold to Elnathan 
Wickes, or a large part of it, is still owned by the Wickes 
family.— W. S. P.] 

Head of Nissequogue River. 

Some time in the summer of 1788 or 1779, Philetus Smith 
and Treadwell Smith called on the subscriber and request- 
ed him to take a ride with them to find the head of Smith- 
town river. Agreeable to their wish I went with them, 
and when we got there, or near the place, we were joined 
by Judge Caleb Smith, Benjamin Kennedy, Gilbert 
Wickes, Moses Wickes and others, which I do not dis- 
tinctly remember, but think Benjamin Nicoll and some of 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 389 

the Wheelers. After walking round the swamp and con- 
versing together for some time about the head of the river, 
one of the Company went and marked a bunch of maple 
sprouts or small saplings, which I suppose from their con- 
versation was meant for the Head of the river. 

MILLS PHILLIPS. 
Taken and sworn to this 18 day of march 18 12 before 
me Joshua Smith one of the Judges of Common Pleas 
for Suffolk County. 

[Original now in possession of Mrs. Charles Hilton Brown.] 

Lottery for Church. 

Smithtown, January 31, 1757. With a humble reliance 
upon Almighty God, the Supreme orderer and disposer 
of all events, for success in so laudable an enterprise we 
do cheerfully contribute the several sums of money here- 
after annexed to our nan\es to purchase Tickets in Mr. 
Avery's Lottery, the fortune of which tickets shall be 
appropriated to the maintenance of a Godly Learned Or- 
thodox Presbyterian minister of God's word in Smithtown 
and no other use. To be appropriated in such a manner 
as we shall hereafter agree upon amongst ourselves in case 
such Tickets shall any of them prove fortunate. 

Job Smith 12 

Daniel Smith 15 

Charles Floyd 1 1 

Richard Smith 10 

Epenetus Smith 10 

Obadiah Smith 10 

Nathaniel Smith 3 

Edmund Smith 10 

Jonas Piatt 8 

Israel Saxton 1 

Jacob Longbotham 2 
Jonas Mills 5 

Jonathan Mills 3 

£9 3s 



shillings 


Obadiah Smith 


12 


Obadiah Smith Jr 


10 


Philetus Smith 


8 


Mary Tredwell 


8 


John Piatt 


3 


Eliphalet Piatt 


2 


George Bhillips 


10 


Daniel Smith Jr 


11 


Elnathan Wickes Esq 


6 


Othniel Smith 


10 


Richard Blydenburgh 


3 



390 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Smithtown Sept. 5, 1758. The within collected money 
has been employed in the following manner. 

Purchased in the New York Lottery in 1757 three 
tickets £4, 10s. 

The fortune of which tickets was £S, 10s. 

Purchased in the New York Lottery in 1758 6 tickets, 
£9, oos. 

The fortune of which tickets was £4, 5s. 

Purchased in Mr. Avery's Lottery in 1758 2 tickets, 
£3, os. 

The fortune of which was £3, os. 

The whole stock at present £8, 8s. 



A BOOK OF THE 



Survey of the Meadow on the Long Beach 



AND ALSO THE 



Thatch Beds in Stony Brook Harbor, 



WITH THE 



SEVERAL RETURNS OF THE SURVEY AT LARGE 



AND THE 



MANNER OF THE DIVISION THEREOF AMONG 
THE PROPRIETORS OF THE SAME. 



Done in the year J 757. 



392 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

In Pursuance of certain articles of Agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown bearing date the 
13th day of March, Anno Dom 1735, we have laid out the 
meadow on the long Beach in the following manner (viz), 
Beginning at the East line of Daniel Smith's share of 
thatch by a white oak tree on the Beach, and running 
thence south one chain and twenty five links to a stake by 
a cove of meadow, and thence South to porpoise channel, 
and includes the meadow lying westward of the said 
south line in the cove of the beach, and the width of it is to 
extend from the said stake east ten degrees and thirty 
minutes north, fifteen chains and thirty seven links to a 
stake bearing south of a marked white oak tree on the 
beach, and so [to] extend south to porpoise channel, in- 
cluding all the meadow and thatch to the said channel, 
from the woods. Number two begins at the last men- 
tioned stake and runs north five chains and seventy six 
links, to a Cedar Bush, and includes a cove of meadow 
lying in the Beach westward of the north line, and from 
the same cedar bush runs east eleven degrees north, fifteen 
chains and ninety five links, to a stake bearing south of a 
cedar tree, which is marked for a direction to find the said 
stake, and from thence south to porpoise channel afore 
said. The Lot Number three contains all the meadow 
and thatch eastward to the Harbour's mouth. The Lot 
Number one we have divided into two parts, beginning at 
the first mentioned stake and running East ten degrees and 
thirty minutes north, six chains and eighteen links to a 
white oak sapling marked, and then South to the channel 
and this part we lay out and adjudge to the right of 
Joseph Smith deceased, and from the said sapling running 
the same course nine chains and thirty seven links, and 
then South to the channel aforesaid, we lay out and ad- 
judge to Samuel Mills on the right of Samuel Smith 
deceased. We lay out and adjudge the lot number two 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 393 

wholly to Edmund Smith on the right of Adam Smith 
deceased. 

The lot number three we have divided into two parts* 
beginning at the stake south of the cedar and running 
East thirty three degrees and a half north, eleven chains 
and twenty four links to a cedar bush marked, thence 
South sixteen degrees and forty minutes west to the 
channel, and this we lay out to Job Smith on a right de- 
vised to him by his father Job Smith deceased, and the 
remainder of the lot to the harbour's mouth we lay out 
and order to the right of Richard Smith of Stony Brook. 

And furthermore the meadow on the said beach lying 
westward of the above division we have divided into three 
other parts or shares in the following manner. Beginning 
at a wild cherry tree on the beach toward the west end 
for a fixed bound, and running South two chains and fifty 
links to a stake to divide between the meadow and the 
thatch, then east nine degrees south three chains and sev- 
enty six links to a stake, thence east twenty four degrees 
south nine chains and seventy two links to a stake, then east 
twenty seven degrees north, three chains and seventy links 
to a stake, thence East thirteen degrees South four chains 
and sixty nine links to a stake, then East eleven degrees 
and thirtv minutes north thirteen chains and forty eight 
links to a stake, then east six degrees north four chains 
sixty three links to the east line of Daniel Smith's share 
of thatch aforementioned. 

In order to divide it into three parts or shares we began 
at the East bound of Daniel Smith's share of thatch afore- 
said and run west nine degrees South five chains and 
twenty seven links till a white oak tree on the beach 
marked bears north, and this we lay out equally to Rich- 
ard Smith of Stony Brook, and Capt. Job Smith. We 
then ran the same course nine degrees South six chains 
and seventy two links till a cedar tree on the beach marked 



394 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

bears north, and this we lay out equally to Samuel Mills 
and the right of Joseph Smith deceased. We then run 
west twenty seven chains and forty four links to the first 
south line, and this we lay out to Edmund Smith on the 
right of Adam Smith deceased. Always reserving and 
saving unto the present and all future owners of the said 
meadows the liberty and privilege of going across the 
said Divisions and getting off the hay, each one to his 
respective lot or share. And also this same liberty to and 
privilege to extend to the Division of the Beach Great 
thatch bed, which follows next. Both the above Divisions 
of meadow are particularly described in the Cards No. I 
No. 2. 

RICHARD WODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
WM. NICOLL, Junior. 

A Division of the Beach Great Thatchbed. 

In pursuance of the articles of agreement made by the 
Proprietors of Smithtown, bearing date the 13th day of 
March Anno Dom. 1735, we have laid out the great thatch 
bed called the Beach great thatch bed, in Stony Brook 
harbour, and a small Island next the beach with the edging 
of thatch along the beach (to extend no farther northward 
than to the Division of the meadow on the beach which 
we have already laid out and above described) into seven 
shares and that nearly according to the Survey thereof 
made by George Townsend and others as the proprietors 
aforesaid seem desirous to have that survey made good. 
And in order to fix and ascertain the bounds of the said 
Division we have marked a black oak crotched tree on 
Rasapeage point by the foot of the beach on four sides, 
and with three chops, standing between two white oak 
saplings and a birch tree a little westward, all marked, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 395 

and from the said black oak tree we ran East fifteen de- 
grees north seventeen chains and sixty eight links, to a 
stake which we fix for the East bounds of lot No. one, and 
from thence to run south to the Porpoise channel, includ- 
ing all the thatch westward of the said South line with two 
small islands at the west end of the said thatch bed, to be 
added to the first lot. The second lot begins at the said 
stake of Number one, and runs North seventy six degrees 
East, three rods and a half, then East five degrees South 
sixteen rods to a stake No. two. The third lot begins at 
No. two and runs East five degrees South sixteen rods, 
then north twenty two degrees East, thirteen rods, then 
East eighteen degrees north two rods to a stake No. three. 
The fourth lot begins at No. three and runs East eighteen 
degrees North twelve rods, then East sixteen degrees 
south eleven rods and a quarter to a stake No. four. The 
fifth lot begins at No. four and runs east sixteen degrees 
South twenty two rods and three quarters to a stake No. 
five. The Sixth lot begins at the stake No. five running 
East sixteen degrees South six rods, thence south forty 
eight degrees East, twenty six rods, then North seventy 
two degrees East fourteen rods to a stake No. six. The 
seventh lot begins at No six and runs north seventy two 
degrees East twelve rods, then East five degrees South, 
twenty eight rods, then East twenty degrees North one 
rod, then East seven degrees North thirty rods, thence 
South to the Channel. All these seven lots are to run 
parallel south lines, across the said thatch beds, creeks and 
islands to the porpoise channel, and there to be bounded 
by it; and on the north they are bounded by the meadow 
we have already laid out on the long beach. 

In order to proportion the above Division among the 
several owners, we divide the lot No. one into six parts, 
according to the survey made thereof by George Towns- 
end, beginning at the south end of the lot and extending 



396 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the several parts westward across the same. The first 
part we lay out to Job Smith on the right of Richard 
Smith of Stony Brook, the second part to the right of 
Joseph Smith deceased, the third part with the great 
island to Job Smith on the right of Aaron Smith, the 
fourth part to Timothy Smith with ye little island. The 
fifth part to Job Smith on his own right, and the sixth and 
last part we lay out to Job Smith on the right of James 
Smith. 

Lot No. two we divide into three equal parts on the 
right of Justice Richard Smith deceased, and [we] lay out 
two third parts on the west side of the same to Capt. 
Richard Smith, to extend north and south the length of 
the said lot, and the remaining third part we lay out to 
the right of Ebenezer Smith deceased, brother of the 
aforesaid Capt. Richard Smith. 

Lot No. three we lay out in two equal parts on the right 
of Samuel Smith, according to the Course of the lot, and 
the westward half of the same we again divide into three 
Parts, and lay out the first third part on the west side of 
it to Isaac Mills, the next third part to Timothy Mills and 
the other third part to Jonathan Mills, all on the right of 
the said Samuel Smith. The remaining half of the whole 
lot we again divide into two shares, according to the 
course of the lot, and the west half we lay out to the right 
of Joseph Smith deceased, and the other half part to Oba- 
diah Smith ; both the last shares are likewise laid on the 
right of the same Samuel Smith. 

Lot No. four we lay out and adjudge wholly to the right 
of Jonathan Smith deceased. 

Lot No. five we lay out on the right of Deborah Law- 
rence in the following manner. First we lay out and 
order one sixth part thereof on the west side of the lot 
following the course of the lot to Daniel Smith Junr. the 
remaining part of the lot we have divided into seven parts 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 397 

or shares, and lay out the two westward shares to Daniel 
Smith Senior, and the next two seventh shares to Capt. 
Richard Smith, and then one seventh share to Job Smith, 

and the remaining two sevenths shares are 

all on the right aforesaid. 

Lot No. 6 we divide into three parts or shares, and the 
first third part we lay out to Edmund Smith on the west 
side of the lot running the course of the lot, and the next 
adjoining third part to Floyd Smith, and the remaining 
third part to Thomas Smith, all on the right of Adam 
Smith deceased. 

Lot No. 7 we lay out and adjudge to the right of Daniel 
Smith senior, on the right of his father Daniel Smith de- 
ceased. This division is made nearly agreeable to the 
Card of the said Thatch bed made by George Townsend, 
No. three. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
WM. NICOLL Jr. 

A Division of the Great Thatchbed. 

In Pursuance of the articles of agreement made between 
the Proprietors of Smithtown, bearing date the 13th day 
of March anno Dom. 1735 we have laid out the thatch bed 
called the great thatch bed in Stony Brook Harbour, into 
seven parts or shares, and that nearly according to the 
survey thereof made by George Townsend, as the said 
Proprietors seem desirous to have that Division stand, 
which we therefore confirm with the following alterations 
set down in a Card of the Courses made by us No. 5, which 
we were obliged to make in order to fix the Bounds of the 
said Division, as the bed was worn away in sundry places, 
and but few of the ancient bounds could be found. We 
besran in the middle of a small creek which runs across the 



39§ RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

said thatchbed on the western part of it, which was Mr. 
Townsend's first station, and run from thence East eight 
degrees north four chains and ten links, Then East twenty 
five degrees north two chains to a stake No. one and 
thence north across the thatch bed, and all westward of the 
said north line we allow to the first lot, except what has been 
made to the said bed on the north side, and we shall oth- 
erwise lay out. The second lot begins at the stake No. 
one, and runs East thirty three degrees and thirty minutes 
north twelve chains and sixty links to a great stone No. 
two. The third lot begins at the said stone and runs East 
twenty degrees north eight chains and ninety seven links 
to a stone No. three. The fourth lot begins at the last 
stone No. three and runs East five degrees north seven 
chains and thirty six links to a stone by a small creek, No. 
four. The fifth lot begins at the said stone and runs east 
three degrees twenty minutes north six chains and twenty 
five links to a stone No. five. The sixth lot begins at the 
last mentioned stone and runs East six degrees North six 
chains and fifty links to a stake No. six, All the lots to be 
divided by north lines, from the bounds above described 
at the south side of the thatch bed, running north across 
the same to porpoise Channel, except what is above ex- 
cepted. The lot No. seven contains all the remaining part 
of the said bed eastward of the lot No. six, and the thatch 
bed called Samuel Davis' island is also to belong to the 
said seventh lot. This Division we do lay out and adjudge 
to the rights of the several Proprietors in the following 
manner. 

Lot No. one we lay out on the right of Jonathan Smith 
deceased. Lot No. two w T e lay out on the right of Deb- 
orah Lawrence in the following manner, first we lay out 
to Daniel Smith Jun. the westermost equal sixth part of 
the said lot running the course or length of the said lot, 
and the remaining part of the lot we have divided into 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 399 

seven parts or shares, and lay out two of the westermost 
parts thereof to Daniel Smith senior, and the next two 
seventh parts we lay out to Capt. Richard Smith, and the 
next seventh part we lay out and order to Job Smith, and 

the remaining two sevenths parts or shares are 

all on the right of Deborah Lawrence. 

Lot No. three we lay out two acres of this lot to Thom- 
as Smith on the westermost part thereof running the 
course or length of it, and the remaining part of it we lay 
out to Floyd Smith, it being all on the right of Adam 
Smith deceased. 

Lot No. four we lay out on the right of Job Smith de- 
ceased, and divide the same into six parts or shares, begin- 
ning eastward and numbering westward, and the six shares 
we lay out to the following persons. To Edmund Smith 
on the right of Joseph Smith the share No. one. To 
Richard Smith of Stony Brook, on the right of Job Smith, 
bought of James Smith the share No. two. 

To Timothy Smith the share No. three. 

To the right of Aaron Smith, the share No. four. 

To Richard Smith of Stony Brook on his own right, the 
share No. five. 

To Richard Smith aforesaid on the right of Job Smith, 
the share No. six. 

Lot No. five we have laid out on the right of Samuel 
Smith deceased, into two equal parts according to the 
course of the lot, and the westward half we divide into 
three equal parts and lay out and order the first third part 
on the west to Isaac Mills, the second third part to Timo- 
thy Mills, the other third part to Jonathan Mills on the 
right of the aforesaid Samuel Smith. The remaining 
eastward half of the lot we divide into two equal shares 
according to the course of the same, and order and lay 
out the western half of it on the right of Joseph Smith 
deceased, the other half part of the same we lay out ta 



400 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Obadiah Smith, all on the right of the said Samuel Smith 
deceased. 

Lot No. six we lay out on the right of Justice Richard 
Smith deceased, and do adjudge and lay out the wester- 
most two third parts of the lot to Capt. Richard Smith, 
and the remaining eastern third part of it we lay out to 
the right of his brother Ebenezer Smith deceased on the 
same right aforesaid. 

Lot No. seven we lay out and order to Daniel Smith 
senior, on the right of his father Daniel Smith deceased, 
son of Richard Smith senior deceased. This division ap- 
pears in a plan made thereof by George Townsend No. 4 
and also in a card of the courses on the South side of the 
thatch bed made by us No. 5. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
WM. NICOLL, Junr. 

A Division of the Thatch Bed called Edmund Smith's Thatch 
Bed, in Stony Brook Harbor. 

In pursuance of certain articles of Agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown bearing date the 
13th day of March anno Dora. 1735, we have laid out the 
Thatch Bed called Edmund Smith's Thatch bed, (except 
twenty acres) into seven shares or lots, according to the 
survey made thereof by George Townsend, and also a card 
of the courses made by us, as the Proprietors are likewise 
desirous to have that division stand, as far as may be. 
The first lot begins at a certain stake, being the north east 
corner of the said Edmund Smiths twenty acres as it is 
called, running west eight degrees north to another stake 
on the westward part of the said thatch bed, taking all 
northward of the said line for the first lot. The second lot 
begins at the aforesaid corner or stake, and runs west 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 40 1 

eighteen degrees South, twelve rods and a half to a stake 
No. two, then on a west line across the bed. The third lot 
begins at the stake No. two, and runs west eighteen 
degrees South, nineteen rods and a half to a stake being 
the northwest bounds of the said Edmund Smiths twenty 
acres, thence South thirty-five degrees west six rods and 
fifteen links to a stake No. three. The fourth lot runs from 
No. three along the line of the said twenty acres, south 
thirty five degrees west, seventeen rods and six links to a 
stake No. four. The fifth lot begins at the last stake and 
runs along the line of the same twenty acres, twenty three 
rods and sixteen links to a stake No. five. The sixth lot 
begins at the said stake, and runs the same course of the 
twenty acres, twenty five rods and eight links to a stake 
No. six. The seventh lot contains all the remainder of the 
thatch bed along the line of the twenty acres to the extent 
of the said bed. All the lots are to be divided by lines 
running between them from the above bounds west, across 
the said bed, except the first and second lots which are 
otherwise bounded as above described, and having regard 
to the deeds of sale of the said Edmund Smith, we do lay 
out and adjudge to his right all the thatch bed, ground 
and land lying eastward of the line of the aforesaid lots to 
the Channel. 

The Division of this thatch bed as above described we 
do allot among the several Proprietors in the following 
manner. 

Lot No. one we lay out on the right of Job Smith 
deceased and do divide the same into six equal parts 
begining at the eastward part and numbering westward 
crosswise of the lot, which said parts or shares we lay out 
to the following persons on the right aforesaid, 

To Richard Smith of Stony Brook on the right of Job 
Smith, bought of James Smith the part No. one. 

To the Right of Aaron Smith part No. two. 



402 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

To Richard Smith of Stony Brook the part No. three. 

To Edmund Smith on the right of Timothy Smith the 
part No. four. 

To Capt. Job Smith the part No. five. 

To the Right of Joseph Smith deceased the part No. 
six. 

Lot No. two we lay out on the right of Justice Richard 
Smith deceased, son of Richard Smith Senior, and we 
divide the same into three equal parts according to the 
course or length of the lot, and lay out two third parts of 
the same on the north side to Capt. Richard Smith, and 
the remaining third part we lay out and adjudge to the 
risfht of Ebenezer Smith deceased brother of the aforesaid 
Capt. Richard Smith. 

Lot No. three we lay out and adjudge to the right of 
Jonathan Smith deceased. 

Lot No. four we lay out on the right of Samuel Smith 
deceased, and divide the same into two equal parts, and 
lay out the first on the north side to Obadiah Smith, and 
the other part of the said half part we lay out to the right 
of Joseph Smith deceased, the southward half part of the 
lot we again divide into three equal parts or shares, and 
lay out the first third part next to Joseph Smith's lot 
aforesaid to Isaac Mills, the next third part to Timothy 
Mills, and the remaining third part to Jonathan Mills, 
being all laid on the right of the aforesaid Samuel Smith 
son of Richard Smith Senior deceased, first and sole 
Proprietor of the lands of Nesequague. 

Lot No. five we lay out wholly to Thomas Smith on the 
right of Adam Smith deceased. 

Lot No. six we lay out wholly to Daniel Smith Senior, 
on the right of his father Dan'l Smith, son of Richard 
Smith senior, first and sole Proprietor of the lands of 
Smithtown. 

Lot No. seven we lay out on the right of Deborah Law- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 403 

rence, and divide the same in the following manner. First 
we lay out one sixth part thereof joining to No. six to 
Daniel Smith Jun. and the remaining part of the lot we 
divide into seven equal parts and lay out two of the said 
seventh parts joining to the sixth part to Daniel Smith 
Senior, and the next two seventh parts to Capt. Richard 
Smith, and then one seventh part to Capt. Job Smith and 

the remaining two sevenths of the lot are all on 

the right of the aforesaid Deborah Lawrence. This 
division is planned down in the cards No. 6, No. 7. 

RICHARD WOODHULL 
JOHN HALLOCK 
WM. NICOLL Junior. 



The Island southwestward of Edmund Smiths thatch 
bed we have laid on the right of Samuel Smith deceased, 
according to the card made thereof by George Townsend 
No. 8 and divide it into two equal parts allowing the south 
ward part to have three rods more on the fronton the east 
next to the channel, than the northward part, and from 
thence on a line northwesterly so as to divide the bed into 
two equal parts, and the northward half thereof we divide 
into three parts so as to make an equal front upon the said 
channel, and lay out the first lot northward to Isaac Mills 
the second to Timothy Mills, and the third lot to Jonathan 
Mills, and the remaining half part with a small island added 
to it at the southward part of it, we divide into two equal 
parts, and lay out the northern half to the right of Joseph 
Smith deceased, and the southward part to Obadiah Smith 
all on the right of the aforesaid Samuel Smith deceased. 

We also lay out to Richard Smith of Stony Brook, on a 
grant made by Richard Smith Senior the two small islands 
upon the southside of the great thatch bed, according to 
the survey thereof by George Townsend, Card No. 9. 



4*04 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

and also the island on the north side of the great thatch 
bed, but now grown up to the bed, southward of the por- 
poise channel, containing six acres and a half including the 
sand flatts according to the card thereof made by us No. 
10. and we further lay out to the said Richard Smith a 
parcell of thatch bed that has grown up to the lot No. one 
on Edmund Smiths thatch bed, with part of the sand flat, 
beginning at the northeast bound of the said Edmund 
Smiths twenty acres, and running thence east thirty six 
degrees south to the Channel, and then along the Channel 
northeasterly four rods, and then north fifty four degrees 
west till the north east corner of the said twenty acres 
bears South, then according to the course of the said lot 
No. one, on the north side of it at the distance of four rods 
from the same (see Card No. 6) and so to run the extent of 
the whole lot, we also lay out to him all the beach and 
edgings on the shore on the north side of his land in Stony 
Brook neck. 

We also lay out a parcel of thatch bed and sand flats in 
and about the little Rasapeage island into three lots, be- 
gining at the south bounds of Job Smith's share of the 
meadow, on the beach great thatch bed, and running 
thence south twenty five degrees west five chains to a 
stake, No. one. the second lot runs on the same course three 
chains to a stake No. two. the third lot runs the same 
course to a stake No. three, being also three chains wide, 
then west across the thatch and sand flatts to the water, 
and from the last mentioned stake East nine degrees South 
to the Porpoise Channel. The second lot is divided from 
the third by running west nine degrees north across the 
thatch and sand flats to the water and east nine degrees 
south to the Porpoise channel. The lot No. one, on the 
same course from Porpoise channel to the water westward 
we lay out to Job Smith on a grant made to Job Smith 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 405 

deceased by Richard Smith Senior. Lot No two we lay- 
out on a grant made to Samuel Smith by Richard Smith 
senier, and divide it into two equal parts and the north- 
ward half part we divide again into three parts and lay 
the first third part on the north side to Isaac Mills, the 
next third part to Timothy Mills, the other third part to 
Jonathan Mills. The other half of the lot we divide into 
two equal parts and lay the northward half of the same to 
right of Joseph Smith deceased, and the other half to 
Obadiah Smith. The lot No. three we divide into two 
equal parts and lay out the first half northward to Floyd 
Smith, and the other half to Thomas Smith, both on the 
right of Adam Smith, by virtue of a grant from Richard 
Smith senior. This division is described in the card No* 
eleven. 

We also lay out and adjudge to Capt. Job Smith, on the 
right of his father Job Smith deceased, all the great 
Rasapeage island, as the same is surveyed and planned in 
the card made thereof by George Townsend No. 12, and 
likewise all the meadow at a place called Job's pond, and 
all the meadow at a place known by the name of the 
Springs. 

We also lay out to Thomas Smith on the right of Adam 
Smith, son of Richard Smith senior, all the meadow at 
the three sister swamp and the edging along the shore 
from there northward to his land, with all the meadow 
coves and edgings of meadow and beach adjoining to his 
land in Stony Brook neck and also an island of thatch 
called the Horse island. 

We likewise lay out to Edmund Smith all the meadow 
coves and edgings of meadows, beach and thatch adjoin- 
ing to and about his lands in Stony brook neck from Tim- 
othy Mills landing or two acres so called, and also all the 



406 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

meadow at and in the mill creek, except the meadow at a 
place called Jacob's well near Floyd Smith's house, and 
also all the meadow, thatch and edgings of meadow on 
the south side of Pigg creek against his land at Rasapeage, 
not hindering the road along the shore over the mouth of 
Pigg creek. We furthermore lay out to Floyd Smith all 
the meadow at Jacob's well and also all the meadow coves, 
beach and edgings of meadow on the shore, adjoining to 
his land in Stony Brook neck with the meadow by Rich- 
ard Smith's orchard. We also lay out to Capt. Richard 
Smith all the thatch and meadow and edgings on the 
north side of Pigg creek, and so round his land at Rasa- 
peage, not hindering the high way there. We also lay 
out to Daniel Smith all the meadow and edgings joining 
to his land at Rasapeage, not hindering the highway along 
the shore. 

We further lay out to Edmund Smith on the right of 
Adam Smith, all the thatch and sand flats lying between 
the Great thatch bed and a thatch bed called Edmund 
Smith's thatch bed (except what is laid to Richard Smith), 
containing all the thatch and sand flats between the two 
channels. 

This Survey and return of the meadows on the Long 
beach and edgings, with the thatch beds in Stony Brook 
Harbour, which is wrote on sixteen leaves or pages is 
made and consented to by us the Subscribers, together 
with the several cards referred to in this return, as witness 
our hands this 27th day of September Anno Dom. 1757. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
WM. NICOLL, Junior. 

And in order to prevent any difference or dispute that 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 407 

may hereafter arise concerning the rafted or drifted thatch 
on any of the shores or beaches in Stony Brook harbour, 
we hereby lay out the thatch beds, meadows and beaches 
contained in and described in the above returns, with this 
reservation and [ privilege, that the owners of any such 
rafted or drifted thatch, shall have free liberty of carrying 
off the same (along the shore or beach) from any of the 
shores or beaches in the Harbours aforesaid. As witness 
our hands the day and )^ear above written. 

RICHARD WOODHULL, 
JOHN HALLOCK, 
WM. NICOLL, Junior. 



A Devision of the thatch belonging to the Millses as 
was drafted by them. 

On the beach thatch bed we allow six acres and sixteen 
rods for one lot called No. 1, Drafted to Isaac Mills. 

We allow the lot on Edmunds thatch bed and the lot on 
Rasepeage island, and one acre and quarter on the beach 
thatch bed lot to be taken of the width of the lot next to 
Porpoise channel called No. 2 drafted to Jonathan Mills. 

We allow the lot on Stony Brook thatch bed to be one 
lot called No. 3, drafted to Timothy Mills. 

We allow the lot on the island Southwest of Edmund 
Smith's thatch bed to be one lot called No. 4. Drafted to 
Jonas Mills. The above Division was made by Solomon 
Ketcham, Edmund Smith, Daniel Smith. 



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October ye iSth 1742. 

Then Surveyed & Divided for the Proprietors of Smithtown one certain 
Thatch Bed called Edmund's thatch bed, Situate lying and being in Stony 
Brook Harbour, and every proprietor to have their lott by Draft according 
to ye annexed Card, and as it may more at Large appear by the Division 
for ye same under their hands for the same bearing even date with these 
presents. Whereof Twenty acres is first laid out to ye right of Edmund 
Smith deceased as ye annexed Card shewith, and then every proprietor to 
have his lot or share according as it fell to each man by Lott: and as ye 
said lotts are staked out & numbered, & ye said Lotts begin Northward & 
Number Southward & to have an East & West line betweene each Lott as 
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A Book of the Survey 



OF THE 



Thatch Beds in Nissequogue River 



AND IN THE 



Sunken Meadows, 



WITH THE 



SEVERAL RETURNS OF THE SURVEY AT LARGE 



AND THE 



Names of the Division Thereof Among the Proprietors 
of the same. 



1760—1761. 



Blame not before thou has examined the truth: understand 
first and then rebuke: answer not before thou hast heard the 
cause. 



410 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



A Division of Ward's Thatchbed. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown, bearing Date the 
13th day of March anno Dom. 1735, we the subscribers 
being persons nominated and chosen by vertue of the 
agreement aforesaid, have laid out a thatch bed on the 
east side of Nesequage River, northward of Othoniel 
Smith's going over, or horse path, and which for Distinc- 
tion sake we shall hereafter call by the name of Wards 
thatch bed, Bounded southward by the horse path or going 
over aforesaid, westward by the Channell or main river, 
Northward by a place known by the name of the old going 
over, and east ward by the edgings on the upland (saveing 
the edgings and mud and sand flats laid out to Job Smith, 
against his thatch yard in the point,) and in order to fix 
and ascertain the bounds of the Division, we have run a 
line on the upland beginning at Othoniel Smith's going 
over, aforesaid, and running thence north twenty two 
degrees west, and on this line we have laid out the width 
of all the lots, but the irregular Course of the shoar 
obliged us in several places to make offsetts as appears by 
the Card, number one. We have made the division line 
between the lots to run South sixty eight degrees west, 
and on that course every lot is divided from another, as 
appears on the card aforesaid, and each lot is to have all 
the thatch, mud flats & sand flats within the lines of it as 
we have above described and bounded this thatch bed, 
which we have divided into five lots or shares in following 
manner. 

The Lot number one begins at the horse path or Othon- 
iel Smith's going over aforesaid, and is eighty eight rods 
wide on the said line North twenty two degrees west, 
running to a black Oak sapling marked, and thence runs 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 4II 

on the Division line aforesaid, south sixty eight degrees 
west across the thatch bed to the Channel. 

The Lot number two is next, and is sixty five rods and 
twenty two links wide to a marked bush on the line afore- 
said and from thence runs on the course of the said 
Division line to the Channel. 

The Lot number three is next, and is forty two rods and 
sixteen links wide on the line aforesaid to a stake, and 
then runs on the course of the Division line aforesaid to 
the Channel. 

The Lot number four is next and is sixty rods and twenty 
two links wide on the line aforesaid, to a marked pine tree, 
under the Bank in the point, and from thence runs the 
course of the said Division Line to the Channel. 

The lot Number five is next and is forty four rods and 
fifteen links wide on the line afore said to the old going 
over Nesequague river aforesaid and then along the course 
of the same to the Channel. 

JOHN HALLOCK 
RICHARD WOODHULL 
WM. NICOLL Junr. 

A Division of the Great Thatchbed. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown bearing Date the 
13th day of March anno Dom. 1735, we the subscribers? 
(being persons nominated and chosen by virtue of the 
agreement aforesaid) have laid out a thatch bed on the east 
side of Nesequague [river], called the great Thatch bed, 
Bounded easterly and Southerly by the old going over 
and the Channel or main River, and westerly by James 
Neck creek to the said main channel, northerly by a Chan- 
nel known by the name of the little Channel, and so to the 
old going over aforesaid. This thatch bed is situate so 
much in the middle of the river that we could not well fix 



412 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the boundaries of the lots upon the upland, and therefore 
we began at the eastermost point of the thatch bed, and 
run a west line across the thatch bed, and on this line we 
have laid out the width of all the lots, and made the 
Division lines between the lots to run South to the main 
Channel as may be seen by the Card number two. All 
the thatch, mud flats and sand flats within the lines of the 
lots, as we have above bounded and described the thatch 
bed to the extent of the same, are to belong to the lots. 
We have laid this thatch bed out into four lots in the 
following manner. 

The Lot number one begins at the east point of the 
thatch bed, and is thirty two rods wide, on the west line 
afore mentioned and then runs south to the Channel or 
main river and north to the little channel or extent of 
the thatch bed, and in the same manner the division Lines 
of all the other lots must run. 

The lot number two is next, and is fourteen rods and 
two links wide on the said west line, and then runs the 
course of the Division line in manner as aforesaid. 

The Lot number three is next and is thirteen rods and 
fourteen limks wide on the said west line and then runs 
the course of the Division line in manner as aforesaid 

The Lot number four is next and is twenty nine rods 
wide on the said west line, to extend to the utmost extent 
of the thatch bed 

JOHN HALLOCK 
RICHARD WOODHULL 
WM. NICOLL Junr. 

A Division of James Neck Thatch Bed. 

In pursuance of certain Articles of agreement made be- 
tween the proprietors of Smithtown, bearing date the 13th 
day of March, anno Dora. 1735, we the subscribers being 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 413 

persons nominated and chosen by virtue of the Agreement 
aforesaid, have laid out a thatch bed lying- on the east side 
of Nesequague river, known by the name of James Neck 
thatch bed, Bounded Southerly by James Neck Creek, to 
the main channel or river, westerly by the said main 
channel along to the mouth of Bass Creek, and then along 
the course of that creek to the shore, and on the east it is 
bounded by the edgings on the shore, and in order to fix 
the head of Bass Creek and ascertain the bounds of the 
division we begun at a chesnut oak tree on the bank of 
the upland and run a line South thirty seven degrees east 
on the upland, and on the course of this line we have laid 
out the width of all the lots, and made the division line 
between them to run south fifty three degrees west as may 
be seen by the Card number three. Each lot is to have 
all the mud flats sand flats and thatch within the lines of it 
to the extent of this thatch bed, as we have above bounded 
and described it. 

We have also laid this thatch bed into five lots or shares 
in the following manner: 

The lot number one begins on the north end of the thatch 
bed at the said Chesnut oak tree, and is forty four rods 
and eight links wide on the said line of South thirty seven 
degrees east to a black oak tree and then runs the course 
of the division line aforesaid south fifty three degrees west 
to the Channel, and contains all the thatch bed northward 
to Bass Creek aforesaid. 

The lot number two is next and is forty one rods wide 
on the line aforesaid to a stake four links northward of a 
black oak sapling, then runs on the course of the said 
division line to the channel. 

The lot number three is next and is thirty rods wide on 
the line aforesaid to a walnut sapling in the fence and then 
goes the course of the said division line aforesaid to the 
channel. 



414 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

The lot number four is next and is thirty three rods and 
ten links wide on the line aforesaid to a thorn tree 
marked and from thence runs on the course of division 
line aforesaid to the channel. 

The lot number five is next and is fifty four rods and 
fifteen links wide on the line aforesaid to the point of 
James neck at James Neck creek, aforesaid, then on the 
course of the division line aforesaid to the channel, but if 
the creek aforesaid in any part runs southward of the said 
division line, this lot in such places must follow the course 
of the creek. 

JOHN HALLOCK, 
RICHARD WOODHULL, 
WM. NICOLL, Junr. 

A Division of Jones' Point Great Thatch bed. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made 
between the proprietors of Smithtown bearing- date the 
13th day of march 1735, we the subscribers have laid out 
a thatch bed lying on the west side of Nesequague river 
called Jones Point great thatch bed, bounded on the west 
by the shoar of Solomon Smith, on the southward by the 
Channel leading from the eastward up to Jones Point, on 
the east ward by the main channel of the river, and on the 
northward to extend half way to the Horse and Oyster 
Islands, and in order to fix and ascertain the bounds of 
this division we have run a line upon the upland, on the 
farm late Piatt Smith's deceased, beginning at a maple 
tree marked on the point, and running from thence South 
seventy one degrees and one quarter west, and upon this 
line we have laid out the width of all the lots, and made 
the division line between them to run north eighteen 
degrees and three quartere west as may be seen by the 
card number four, all the sand flats, mud flats, ponds and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 415 

thatch within the lines of the lots are to belong to them 
respectively, to the extent of the thatchbed, as we have 
above described, and bounded it. this thatch bed we have 
likewise laid out into five lots or parcells in the following 
manner. 

The lot number one begins on the eastward part of the 
thatch bed and from the maple tree aforesaid is seventy 
two rods and twenty two links wide on the said line, of 
South seventy one degrees and one quarter west, reaching 
to the west side of a black oak tree marked in the fence, 
and from thence runs on the course of the division line, 
north eighteen degrees and three quarters west across the 
thatchbed. 

The lot number two is next and is fifteen rods and twelve 
links wide on the line afore said to a stake and then runs 
on the course of the said division line across the thatch 
bed except where it is in part cut off by Lot No. 5. 

The Lot No. 3 is next and is 12 rods and 5 links wide on 
the line aforesaid, to an apple tree, and then runs the 
course of the said division line till it meets the Lot No. 5 
which will be hereafter described. 

The Lot Number four is next and is seventeen rods wide 
on the line aforesaid to a stake, and then runs on the 
course of the division line aforesaid till it meets the lot 
number five next to be described. 

The Lot Number five is an irregular piece of thatch 
bed of no certain width, (but as it was formerly laid in this 
manner and chosen now to continue so we let it remain) 
It Joins to the former lot number four, and from the said 
stake runs north eighteen degrees and three quarters west, 
(being the division line of the other lots) till it comes to a 
stake being the northwest corner of the lot number four, 
or what is called Obadiah Smith's six acres, and then runs 
easterly according to the following courses, to wit. From 
the stake last aforesaid it runs north seventy one degrees 



416 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

and three quarters east seventeen rods, then north forty- 
nine degrees and one-half west, twenty rods and ten links, 
to a stake by the edge of the thatch bed, then north thirty 
nine degrees and one third west to the extent of the 
thatch bed. This lot contains all the meadows thatch, sand 
flats mud flats, ponds, islands and edgings westward of the 
division line aforesaid, to the shore or lands of Solomon 
Smith, and also that part of the thatch bed lying north- 
ward of the Courses afore mentioned. 

JOHN HALLOCK, 
RICHARD WOODHULL, 
WM. NICOLL Junr 

A Division of Pine Point Thatchbed. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown bearing date the 
13th day of March anno Dom. 1735, we the subscribers 
being persons nominated and chosen by virtue of the 
agreement aforesaid, have laid out a thatch bed on the 
west side of Nesequage river called pine point thatchbed, 
bounded northerly by the creek leading up to the said 
pine point, westerly by the shore and edgings, Southerlv 
by Othoniel Smiths going over (on the west side of the 
river) and easterly by the Channel or main river, And in 
order to fix and ascertain the bounds of this division we 
have run a line from the northermost part of the thatch 
bed to a stake on the upland, south fifty three degrees 
west, fifty two rods, and then to lay out the width of the 
lots we have run another line from the last mentioned 
stake, South thirty seven degrees east, and on this line we 
have laid out the width of the lots, and made the division 
lines between the lots to run north fifty three degrees 
east, as may be seen by the Card number five, all the sand 
flats, mud flats, ponds and thatch within the lines of the 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 417 

lots, as we have above bounded and described the thatch 
bed to the extent of the same, are to belong to the lots, 
We have laid this thatch bed out into six lots or shares in 
the following manner. 

The lot number one begins at the north part of the 
thatch bed, and is fifty five rods wide on the said line of 
South thirty seven degrees east, to a stake, and then runs 
on the division line aforesaid, north fifty three degrees 
east to the Channel. 

The lot number two is next and is seventeen rods and 
eighteen links wide to a stake on the line aforesaid and 
then runs the Course of the said division line to the 
Channel. 

The lot number three is next, and is thirty nine rods and 
sixteen links wide, on the line aforesaid to a stake eleven 
links South of a white oak tree marked, and from thence 
runs the course of the said division line to the Channel. 

The lot number four is next and is seventeen rods and 
twelve links wide on the line aforesaid, to a stake and 
from thence follows the course of the division line afore 
said to the Channel. 

The lot number five is next and is nine rods and twenty 
two links wide to a stake, and from thence runs the course 
of the division line aforesaid to the Channel. 

The lot number six is next and is thirty two rods and 
five links wide to a white oak tree on the edge of the 
bank, in the line aforesaid, and then runs the course of the 
division line to Channel, and contains all the remaining 
part of the thatch bed to Othoniel Smiths going over, 
aforesaid. 

This and the preceding thatch beds are not regularly 
laid out, which is owing to particular claims made for 
thatch by virtue of former grants, and also because we 
endeavoured to equalize the proprietory rights in the whole 



CORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

harbour, on these beds, and the like reason will obtain in> 
the division of the Sunken meadow which follows next. 

JOHN HALLOCK, 
RICHARD VVOODHULL 
WM NICOLL Junr. 

A Division of the Sunken Meadow. 

In pursuance of certain articles of agreement made 
between the Proprietors of Smithtown bearing date the 
13th day of March, anno Dom. 1735, we the subscribers 
(being persons nominated and chosen by virtue of the 
agreement aforesaid) have laid out a tract of meadow and 
thatch at a place called the sunken meadow in Smithtown 
aforesaid. Beginning at the Gutt or outlet into the Sound, 
on the south side thereof opposite to the point of the 
beach, and running westward along the course of the 
Channel as it runs westward and southward to { the mouth 
of a small creek or rivulet which runs out of the first long 
Cove from the Gutt or outlet aforesaid, including all the 
Islands and small isles of thatch on the southward part of 
the main Channel to the creek aforesaid. Then beginning 
at an oak bush on the beach by Joseph Skidmores meadow, 
that will be hereinafter laid to him, and running thence 
South to the main channel, and then following the course 
of the main channel as it runs westward to the mill dam, 
and then in its former usual course, then along the said 
dam northwest to a stake near the corner of the dam, 
thence north forty nine degrees east to the sapling marked 
near the foot of the beach, and so along the course of the 
meadow by the beach to the oak bush where it first began. 
These are the general boundaries of the sunken meadow 
that we lay out, and in order to make a particular division 
or allotment thereof among the several proprietors we 
have laid it out into eight lots or shares in the following 
manner, (viz) 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 419 

Beginning at the stake at the northwest corner of the 
mill dam, we have laid out four lots on the line north forty 
nine degrees east, and made the division lines of all the 
lots to run South to the channel, 

The first lot begins at the said stake by the mill dam 
and runs on the said line of North forty nine degrees east, 
fifty nine rods to a stake and then south to Channel. 

The second lot is next and begins at the last stake and 
runs on the same line ninety three rods to another stake, 
and then south to the Channel. 

The third lot is next and begins at the last mentioned 
stake, and runs on the same line thirty six rods wide to 
another stake and then south to the Channel. 

The fourth lot is next and begins at the last stake before 
mentioned and runs thirty five rods and fifteen links wide, 
on the same line to another stake and then south to the 
Channel. 

The fifth lot is next and begins at the last stake above 
said, and runs twelve rods and ten links wide on the same 
line, and then runs further south eighty three degrees and 
three quarters east five rods to a post or stake, and then 
south to the Channel, Note, this last Course of the width 
of the lot is south eighty three degrees and three quarters 
west as set down upon the Card, and we have only trans- 
posed the course eastward as we are laying out the lots 
that way, and we shall do the same, with the remaining 
four lots. 

The sixth lot is next and begins at the post or stake 
aforesaid, and runs South eighty three degrees and three 
quarters east, one rod and three links, and then runs South 
seventy two degrees and two thirds east twenty six rods 
and an half to a stake on the beach. 

The lot number seven is next, and runs the same course 
South seventy two degrees and two thirds east thirty 



420 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

eight rods and twenty links to another stake upon the 
beach. 

The lot number eight is next and begins at the stake 
last before mentioned and runs south fifty five degrees and 
two thirds east, sixty three rods to an oak bush, marked 
and then south to the Channel, and does moreover contain 
and include all the meadow thatch and isles that lye east- 
ward and northward of the creek or rivulet at the Long 
Cove, afore said, to the main channel to the sunken 
meadow Gut, as we have before bounded and described it 
in the General description of the boundaries of this whole 
tract of meadow, always excepting out of this lot or share 
about four acres of meadow or thatch being about the one 
half of what was formerly granted by Richard Smith 
senior, the first proprietor of Smithtown, to one Edward 
Ketcham,and is now become the property of Joseph Scid- 
more, and the other half belongs to Solomon Smith, we 
therefore lay out to the said Joseph Scidmore on the right 
aforesaid about four acres be it more or less, beginning 
at the Oak bush afore said upon the beach and running 
south to the Channel and from the same oak bush running 
north fifty five degrees and two thirds west, twenty two 
rods and eight links, and then South ten degrees west, 
about forty five rods to the Channel, and this is near about 
the place where Joseph Scidmore says it was first granted, 
and he has long possessed it. 

Note, all these lots are bounded south by the Channel. 
As there will be a necessity of crossing and passing over 
the lots in order to cut and carry off the hay, the propri- 
etors consent and desire that it may be laid out with that 
privilege reserved, to every owner for ever, and that the 
main Channel shall yet remain in common, We therefore 
lay the same out with these privileges and reservations. 
But here note that it [is] said that Richard Smith senior 
first and sole proprietor of the lands of Smithtown, did 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 42 1 

formerly make a deed for the one fourth part of all this 
sunken meadow unto his daughter Elizabeth Townley, and 
that the property thereof is now vested in Elizabeth Smith 
and Abigail Smith, daughters and co heirs of Piatt Smith 
deceased, which deed is not now to be found, and there- 
fore they insist that this meadow be laid out conditionally. 
Whereupon the other Proprietors agreed and consented 
before we entered upon the business of this Division that 
whenever such deed shall appear, and the claimants 
thereby shall make good their right and title to the said 
meadows either in a Court of Law or Equity or otherwise 
howsoever, as shall be agreed upon by'the then proprietors, 
that then this division of the sunken meadows only, shall 
become void and of no effect, and a new division made of 
the same, and therefore we do lay out the same upon 
these conditions and not otherwise. But if ever such 
division should happen we say respect must be had to the 
manner in which it is now laid out, because we have made 
the lots less or bigger in proportion as we think the owners 
have, or have not, had their full share in the other harbour. 

JOHN HALLOCK 
RICHARD WOODHULL 
WM NICOLL Junr. 



There are several other pieces of Thatch and meadow 
yet remaining that will be laid out to particular persons, 
and they will then be described and bounded in the same 
survey and Return. 

Having thus gone through the general Description of 
the survey and boundaries of the thatch beds and meadows 
with the manner of the several divisions thereof, we shall 
now proceed to the particular division and allotment of 
them among the proprietors of the same. 

1st In pursuance therefore of the articles of agreement 



422 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

afore said we the subscribers aforesaid do lay out and 
adjudge to Capt. Richard Smith the northermost part of 
the lot number one on Wards thatch bed, beginning at the 
black oak sapling which is the bounds between the first 
and second lot, and running thence South twenty two 
degrees east forty six rods, and thence on the course of 
the division line South sixty eight degrees West to the 
Chanell, and the remaining southward part of the lot we 
lay out to the right of Ebenezer Smith deceased as we have 
before bounded it to the Horse path, or Othoniel Smith's 
going over, above aforesaid. We also lay out to the said 
Capt. Richard Smith the full two third parts of the lot 
number four on the thatch bed called the great thatch bed, 
being the westward part of the lot, and the remaining 
eastward third part, we lay out on the right of Ebenezer 
Smith deceased. We also lay out to the same Capt. 
Richard Smith the full two third parts of the lot number 
five on James neck, thatch bed being the southward part 
of the lot, and the remaining third part on the north ward 
we lay out on the right of Ebenezer Smith deceased. We 
further lay out to the said Capt. Richard Smith, as his own 
property exclusive of the right of his said brother Eben- 
ezer Smith deceased, all that share of meadow now in his 
possession lying up the river on the east side thereof 
northward of Blydenburghs meadow, bounded Southerl}' 
by meadow laid out to Charles Floyd and westerly and 
northerly by the river, and the meadow of Daniel Smith, 
and easterly by the upland. We also lay out to him in the 
manner last afore said the meadow at a place called the 
old mill, now also in his possession, beginning Southward 
at a creek or hollow running between the lands of the said 
Richard Smith, and the lands of Lieutenant Obadiah 
Smith, and extending thence along the course of the river, 
and along the course of the upland by the said meadow 
till it comes to the north fence of the said Richard Smiths 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 423 

second lot of upland, which joins to the lands of Daniel 
Smith. We also lay out to said Capt. Richard Smith the 
full two thirds parts of the lot number four in the Sunken 
meadow being the westward part, and the remaining third 
part we again divide into two equal parts and lay the first 
part westward to Zephaniah Piatt, and the remaining part 
we lay out on the right of Ebenezer Smith deceased. All 
the above lots, shares and pieces of meadow as we have 
now laid them out and adjudged them to the said Capt. 
Richard Smith, Zephaniah Piatt and the right of Ebenezer 
Smith, are laid out on the right of Justice Richard Smith 
deceased, Son of Richard Smith senior first and sole pro- 
prietor of the lands of Smithtown. 

2nd The lot number two on Wards thatch bed we 
divide into three equal parts running according to the 
division line of the lots, and lay the first part southward 
to Floyd Smith, and the next northward to Thomas Smith, 
and the next northward to Edmund Smith. The lot 
number three on the great thatch bed we also divide into 
three equal parts according to the course of the division 
line of the lots, and lay the first part eastward to Edmund 
Smith, and the next part westward to Floyd Smith ; and 
the next part westward to Thomas Smith ; We also divide 
the lot number two on James neck thatch bed into three 
equal parts according to the course of the division lines of 
the lots, and lay out the first part southward to Thomas 
Smith and the next third part northward to Edmund 
Smith, and the other northward third part to Floyd Smith. 
We also divide the lot number six on Pine Point thatch 
bed into three equal parts and the first third part on the 
north side we lay out to Floyd Smith, according to the 
course of the division lines of the lots, and the next third 
part to Edmund Smith, and the remaining southward third 
part to Thomas Smith. The share of meadow lying up 
the river opposite to Blydenburghs landing beginning at 



424 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

a small creek running into the main river next to the high 
viney meadow, and running- thence north sixty five degrees 
west, along by the meadow of Obadiah Smith to the point 
of the upland, and bounded easterly by the river, and 
southerly by a small creek or miry place along the alder 
bushes, we also lay out into three equal parts running 
eastwardly to the river, and the first third part on the 
north side we lay out to Thomas Smith, the next third 
part to Edmund Smith, and the remaining third part to 
Floyd Smith. The lot number two in the Sunken meadow 
we also lay out in three equal parts, according to the 
Course of the division lines of the lots, and do lav out the 
first part westward to Thomas Smith, the next third part 
eastward to Floyd Smith and the remaining eastward third 
part to Edmund Smith. All the above lots, shares and 
pieces of meadow as we have now laid them out and 
adjudged them to the said Edmund Smith, Floyd Smith 
and Thomas Smith, are laid out on the right of Adam 
Smith, son of Richard Smith senior, first and sole propri- 
etor of the lands of Smithtown. 

3d We lay out and adjudge to Daniel Smith Esq, the 
whole lot number three on Wards thatch bed, also the 
whole lot number four on James neck thatch bed and we 
also lay out to him a small island of thatch with all the 
Hommocks and mud flats lying against his home lot, 
bounded northerly by the edgings on his home lot, west- 
erly by the edgings on James neck, easterly by a place 
called the Island, and southerly by a creek known by the 
name of the little channel, and also two certain islands 
near the Gut or Inlet known by the name of the Horse and 
Oyster islands, bounded northerly by the Channel and 
southerly extending half way to Jones point thatch bed, 
including the sand flats within the bounds aforesaid, also 
lot number three in the sunken meadow. All these lots, 
Islands of thatch, mud and sand flats above mentioned we 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 425 

lay out to the said Daniel Smith, on the right of his father 
Daniel Smith deceased, son of Richard Smith senior, first 
and sole proprietor of the lands of Smithtown. 

4thly The lot number four on Wards thatch bed, we 
lay out wholly on the right of Job Smith senior deceased, 
and divide the same into four equal parts and order the 
division lines to run the same course with the general 
division lines of the lots, and we lay out the first quarter 
part on the southward to the right of Timothy Smith, son 
of Job Smith senior deceased, and the next quarter part to 
the right of Joseph Smith deceased son of the same Job 
Smith senior, the next quarter part to James Smith son of 
the said Job Smith senior, and the remaining quarter part 
on the right of Aaron Smith deceased, son of the said Job 
Smith senior. We also divide the lot number three on the 
great thatch bed into two equal parts, and the western 
half or moiety we again divide into four equal parts and 
lay the first quarter part on the east side to the said James 
Smith, and the next quarter part on the right of the said 
Timothy Smith, the next quarter part on the right of the 
said Aaron Smith, and the remaining quarter part on the 
right of the said Joseph Smith. And we do order the 
division lines to run the same course with the general 
Division lines of the lots on this thatch bed. The lot 
nnmber five on Pine Point thatch bed we also divide into 
four equal parts, and order the division lines of them to 
run the same course with the general division lines of the 
lots on this thatch bed, and lay out the first quarter part on 
the northward to the said Timothy Smiths right, and the 
next quarter part to the said James Smith, and the next 
quarter part on the right of the said Joseph Smith, and 
the remaining quarter part on the right of the said Aaron 
Smith, being all sons of the said Job Smith senior. All 
the lots or parcells of thatch and marsh Grounds in this 
fourth return, with the several subdivisions thereof as 



426 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

above we lay out upon the right of the afore said Job 
Smith senior, son of Richard Smith senior, first and sole 
proprietor of the lands of Smithtown, and do allot and 
adjudge them in the manner above mentioned exclusive of 
any claim or demand thereon to be made by Capt. Job 
Smith, by virtue of their being laid out on the right afore- 
said, because we shall hereafter lay out his right by itself. 

The lot number seven in the Sunken meadows, we also 
lay out on the right of the said Job Smith senior, but not 
in the same manner, nor under the same conditions as 
above, for we divide the said lot into six equal parts and 
order the division lines to run the same course with the 
general division lines, of the lots in the division of the 
meadow, being a south line, and we la)' out the first two 
sixth parts on the west side of the lot to Capt. Job Smith, 
on the right of his father Job Smith, and on the right of 
Richard Smith of Stony brook, being also sons of the said 
Job Smith senior, and the next one sixth part easterly we 
lay out on the right of Timothy Smith aforesaid, and the 
next sixth part on the right of the said Joseph Smith, and 
the next sixth part on the right of the said Aaron Smith, 
and the remaining sixth part we lay out to James Smith, 
being all originally on the right of the aforesaid Job Smith 
senior. 

5thly the remaining eastward half part of the lot number 
three on the great thatch bed we lay out to the aforesaid 
Capt. Job Smith, we also lay out to him the whole lot 
number one on James neck thatch bed and two acres on 
the south part of the lot number two on Pine Point thatch 
bed, running the same course with the division lines of the 
lot. We also lay out to him the edgings and flats by his 
lands laid out for thatch yards in a place called the point, 
on the east side of the river, bounded northward by the 
edgings in Daniel Smith close, and eastward by Charles 
Floyd's fence, and so along the shore on the point, and 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 427 

from thence riming a straight line to the great Walnut Tree 
in the close of Daniel Smith aforesaid. These lots of thatch 
and edgings we lay out and adjudge to the said Capt. Job 
Smith as his own property on the right of Richard Smith 
of Stony Brook deceased, and also on the right of his 
father Job Smith deceased, both being the sons of Job 
Smith senior deceased, who was the son of Richard Smith 
senior, first and sole proprietor of the lands of Smithtown, 
and that exclusive of any claim or demand hereafter to be 
made thereto by any of the children or descendants of the 
said Job Smith senior by virtue of their being laid out upon 
the right aforesaid, because we have already laid out their 
full shares. 

6thly We also lay out and adjudge to Charles Floyd 
the whole lot number five on Wards thatch bed, the whole 
lot number one on the great thatch bed, and also the whole 
lot number three on James neck thatch bed, with the share 
of the meadow now in his possession, being up the river 
on the east side thereof and lying northward of Blyden- 
burghs meadow, bounded southward and westward by the 
river, northerly by the meadow laid out to Capt. Richard 
Smith, and easterlv by the upland. 

We also lay out a parcell of edgings thatch bed and 
marsh ground with the mud and sand flats there, on the 
east side of the river, beginning at the horse path, or 
Othoniel Smiths oroing over aforesaid, and running thence 
southward along the shore by the highway to the water 
fence of Capt. Richard Smith, and to extend westward to 
the Channel, (excepting the place left for a common landing 
and watering place there) And this parcell of thatch we 
divide into two parts, beginning at a maple tree or sapling 
marked under the bank about four rods and an half north 
ward of the bounds between the lands of Daniel Smith 
and Capt. Richard Smith, and running thence on a west 
line to the channel, and this southward lot or part from 



428 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

the maple sapling we also lay out to the said Charles Floyd, 
and the northward part we shall by and by lay out to 
Richard Blydenburgh. 

These lots or shares and parcells of thatch and meadow 
we lay out and adjudge to the said Charles Floyd on the 
right of Jonathan Smith deceased, son and heir of Jonathan 
Smith also deceased, who was the son and heir of Richard 
Smith senior, first and sole proprietor of the lands of 
Smithtown. 

7thly we lay out to Obadiah Smith the whole lot 
number one on Jones's Point great thatch bed. Also the 
lot number four on the same thatch bed (which last is by 
a deed made to his father Samuel Smith, by Richard Smith 
senior.) We also lay out to him all the meadow edgings 
and creek thatch beds round his lands, begining at the 
water fence, being the bounds between him and the farm 
late Piatt Smith's deceased, and so running round his 
lands, to the lands of Soloman Smith at the bounds 
between them. These edgings meadows and creek thatch 
bed are to extend northward to the Channel that runs 
eastwardly from Jones Point to the main chanel of the 
river. We also lay out to him the whole lot number six, 
in the sunken meadow division. 

These edgings, meadows thatch beds flats and lots or 
shares, as we have before bounded and described them 
we lay out and adjudge to the said Obadiah Smith as his 
own property, on the right of Samuel Smith his father, 
son of Richard Smith senior, first and sole proprietor of 
the lands of Smithtown. 

8th ly we lay out to Solomon Smith the whole lot 
number three on Jones's Point great thatch bed, also the 
lot number five on the same thatch bed, also four acres 
on the northward part of lot number two, on Pine Point 
thatch bed, running according to the course of the division 
lines of the lots, also the whole lot number eight in the 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN, 429 

Sunken meadow division as we have before bounded and 
described it. 

These lots shares and pieces of meadow and thatch beds 
as we have before bounded and described them in this 
survey, and return, with the edgings, we lay out and 
adjudge to him, on the right of Edward Ketcham, and on 
the right of Daniel Lawrence, and also on the right of his 
father Daniel Smith deceased, son of Richard Smith senior 
first and sole proprietor of the lands of Smithtown. 

9thlv. We lay out to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of 
Piatt Smith deceased, all the meadows, edgings, thatch 
beds, small isles of thatch, sand flats and mud flats round 
the farm on the west side of the river, that formerly 
belonged to her said father Piatt Smith deceased, beginning 
at the water fence, by Obadiah Smiths home lot which is 
the bounds between them, and running thence easterly 
and southwardly to a place known by the name of Pine 
Point, adjoining to a piece of meadow or thatch bed there, 
which is reserved for a parsonage (excepting the place 
left for a common landing and watering place beginning 
at the road, by the point, and running thence northward). 
These meadows, edgings, thatch beds and flats are to 
extend easterly to the Channel or main river; and northerly 
to the Channel leading up to Jones Point. We also lay 
out to her the edgings on the shore about three rods wide, 
on the bank of the upland, begining at Pine Point aforesaid, 
and running southerly to a water fence by the lot of 
Daniel Smith. Also the whole lot number three on Pine 
Point thatch bed; and the whole lot number two on Jones 
Point great thatch bed, as we have before bounded and 
described them in the division of the thatch bed aforesaid. 
We also lay out to her the whole lot number one in the 
Sunken meadow division as we have before described and 
bounded it in the said division. 



430 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

All these lots, meadows, edgings thatch beds, and flats 
are laid out on the half right of Samuel Smith deceased, 
which the said Piatt Smith bought of the executors of 
Richard Smith deceased; and also on the right of Jonathan 
Smith aforesaid, deceased, for the meadow and thatch 
which he gave by deed with the lands on the west side 
of the river to his son Piatt Smith aforesaid, and though 
we mention them as all laid out to Elizabeth in regard she 
only has signed the articles of agreement, aforementioned, 
yet we lay them out and adjudge them as being the whole 
share, right and proportion of meadow and creek thatch 
that is due to her and her sister Abigail Smith for what 
meadow and thatch was conveyed by the said Jonathan 
Smith to his said son Piatt Smith in the deed aforesaid, 
and also for the half right of the said Samuel Smith. 

ioly we lay out to Richard Blydenburgh the whole 
lot number four on Pine Point thatch bed, and also all 
those Islands of thatch and thatch beds lying in Nese- 
quague river, aforesaid between the two channels there. 
Beginning at the north end of the said islands, and extending 
in length along the shore south ward seventy rods, and 
running west to the west channel, containing all those 
islands and small isles of thatch and marsh ground lying 
between the two channels aforesaid and the river. We 
also layout to him all that parcel of thatch bed and marsh 
ground, with the mud and sand flats there on the east side 
of the river, beginning at the horse path or Othoniel 
Smith's going over aforesaid, and extending southward to 
the maple sapling aforesaid and then west to the channel, 
as we have above bounded and described them in the sixth 
return on the twenty second page. We lay out and ad- 
judge the lot, islands and thatch beds aforesaid to the said 
Richard Blydenburgh, on a deed or grant made to him by 
the aforesaid Jonathan Smith, and also on a grant formerly 
made by Richard Smith senior, to Richard Lawrence, 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 43 1 

which is now claimed to be the right of the said Richard 
Blydenburgh. See the Card No. 7. 

nth We lay out the whole lot number five in the 
sunken meadow to Joshua Arthur on the right of David 
Scudder, from Richard Smith senior the first proprietor. 

12th By agreement of the proprietors the lot number 
one on the Pine point thatch bed is reserved by them for 
a parsonage or Glebe lot and so we leave it. 

13th By agreement of the proprietors there is a place 
reserved for a publick landing and watering place on the 
east side of the river against Blydenburghs islands, Begin- 
ing at a maple sapling and running south seventeen rods 
and twelve links to another maple sapling marked, and so 
we leave it. 

14th By agreement of the proprietors there is another 
place left for a publick landing and watering place on the 
west side of the river, Beginning at the road by the point 
of the upland, on the farm late Piatt Smiths deceased, and 
running thence northward along the shore by the bank of 
the upland and low water mark ninety rods. And here 
note that the highway and passage over the river is not 
meant to be laid out by us as the private property of any 
one, nor in any manner obstructed by any of the preceding 
divisions on the returns made thereon. 

Therefore to compleatthe Business we declare the afore- 
going Surveys and divisions with the fourteen alottments 
and returns made thereon as above, with the Cards 
refered to in the same, and all the reservations and other 
matters herein before contained are made and consented 
to by us the subscribers this fourth day of August anno 
Dora. 1761. 

JOHN HALLOCK 
RICHARD WOODHULL 
WM NICOLL Junr. 



432 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



Card of the Courses and Lines of the Lots on the thatch 
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Othoniel Smith's going over, for distinction sake called 
Wards thatch Bed. No. i 



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Thatch bed by ye old going over 

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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 433 

A Division and Allotment of the Long Beach. 

October the 16, 1742. Then a division of the woods so 
called on the Long Beach by the Proprietors ol Smith- 
town, and divided the same into seven equal parts accord- 
ing to a card for the same bearing date the 12th day of this 
Inst October. Beginning westward & numbering east- 
ward, the first Lot beginning at a white oak sapling ranging 
thence east 3 degrees south, 16 rods, then east 28 1-2 degrees 
south 8 rods and nineteen links, then East 12 degrees, 
North 12 rods, for the first Lot, and so to extend North the 
whole width of the sid lot to low water mark in the 
Sound. The 2nd Lot begins at the first running East 15 
degrees North 12 rods, then East 6 degrees North 12 rods 
to a stake. The 3d Lot begins at the 2nd Lot, running 
East 6 degrees north 9 rods, then East 27 degrees North 
18 rods to a stake. The 4th Lot begins at the 3d running 
East 27 degrees North 14 rods, then East 9 degrees North 
11 rods and a quarter. The 5th Lot begins at the 4th 
running East 9 degrees North 22 rods and a half to a 
stake. The 6th Lot lies on the east side of the 5n lot run- 
ning eastward 21 rods and an half wide, and so every lot 
to extend North to the Sound to low water mark, and the 
7th Lot begins at the 6th running eastward to a cedar 
tree and thence North 24 degrees East to low water mark 
in the Sound, and every proprietor hath his lot according 
as it fell to him by lot viz : 

No. 1 Job Smith his lot by draft, 

No. 2 is Jonathan Smith his lot by draft. 

No. 3 is Daniel Smith his lot by draft. 

No. 4 is Edmund Smith his lot by draft. 

No. 5 is Obadiah Smith his lot by draft. 

No- 6 is Daniel Laurence's right by draft. 

No. 7 is Richard Smith, his lot by draft. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the 
day and year first above written. 

Testes, TIMOTHY TREDWELL, 
GEO. TOWNSEND. 



434 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

October the 6, 1742. Then a second division of the east 
part of the Long Beach, so called, and lying on the east 
side of the Wood Division, or the Division of the woods, 
so called, on the said Long Beach, and the Lots begin 
westward [and] Number Eastward; and the first Lot be- 
gins at a stake in the line joining to the seventh Lot of the 
Wood Lots so called, 15 rods from a cedar Tree on a 
north 24 degrees east line, & from said stake to run east 
8 degrees North, 15 rods, and then North 7 degrees and a 
quarter East to the Northeast Bounds of the said seventh 
Lot in number of the wood Lots at the sound. The sec- 
ond Lot lies on the east side the first lot, and beginning at 
the said stake running east 8 degrees North 10 rods & a 
quarter, and then on a North line to the Sound. The 3d 
Lot lies on the east side of the 2nd Lot, running North 49 
degrees East 11 rods & then North to the Sound. The 
4th Lot is 11 rods wide on a square and so running North 
to the Sound. The 5th Lot is 12 rods wide on a square 
running North to the Sound. The 6th Lot is 16 rods wide 
running north to the Sound. And the seventh Lot is to 
take all the Beach eastward to the mouth of Stony Brook 
harbor. And all & every of the said Lots are to run North 
to the Sound & Southward to take all the Points of Beach 
that runs across between the meadow and edgings or 
creek thatch, and every man to have his Lot according as 
it falls, and all the Lots are to run North to low water 
mark, and the seventh Lot is to extend eastward to low 
water mark & South to Low water mark. The meadow 
and thatch is excluded. 

Lot No. 1 is Jonathan Smith his Lot by draft. 



No. 2 
No. 3 
No. 4 
No. 5 
No. 6 
No. 7 



s Job Smith his Lot by lott. 
s Richard Smith his lot by draft. 
s Obadiah Smith his lot by Lot. 
s Daniel Laurence's right by lot. 
s Edmund Smith his lot by draft, 
s Daniel Smith his lot by draft. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 435 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the 
day & year first above written. 

Testes, TIMOTHY TREDWELL, 
GEO. TOWNSEND. 
Signed by 

Jonathan Smith, 
Daniel Smith, 

R. Smith, ' 

Edmund Smith, 
Job Smith, 
The above is recorded in the Book of Copies of Rec- 
ords, P. 69, 70, 71. 

Notes on Surveys of the rieadows. 

Page 410. Othaniel Smith's going over was probably 
at the north end of the land laid out for Capt. Richard 
Smith, at the south end of the " steep banks." 

The lot No. 1 on Pine Point thatch bed was sold by the 
trustees of the Presbyterian Church to Rev. Luther 
Gleason, Jan. 1, 1801. It is now owned by P. Contant 
Badeau. 

The lot No. 2, next south, was sold by Jacob Smith to 
John Darling, May 5, 1796. It was opposite the homestead 
of Jacob Smith, and described as bounded west partly by 
said homestead and partly by Adam Darling at highwater 
mark, north by meadow of Parsonage of Presbyterian 
Church, east by the channel, south by meadow of Wm. 
Blydenburgh, containing 22 acres. [County Records.] 

Joseph Smith, Gilbert Smith and Gershom Smith, sons 
of Joseph Smith, sold to Wm. Arthur, August 27, 1767, 
all right to thatch bed on east side of the river, and all our 
right in the thatch yard on the east side of the river, re- 
fering to a card made 1761 by Richard Woodhull, etc. 



436 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Lot No. 3 on Jones' Point thatch bed was sold by 
Nathaniel Smith, Solomon Smith and Abraham Smith 
[sons of Jeffry Smith] to Elias Smith, 1813. [County 
Records.] 

Elizabeth Smith and Adam Babcock sold to Jeffry 
Smith 6 acres of thatch bed near Obadiah Smith's farm. 

Thomas Floyd and wife Mary sold to John Smith [son 
of Epenetus Smith 1st] lot No. 4 on the Beach thatch bed 
in Stony Brook Harbor, " Being 24 rods wide and running 
from the Beach to Porpoise Chanell, "April 22, 1797. 
[County Records.] 

Wm. Blydenburgh sells to Ebenezer Smith, Jan. 28, 
1825, £ of lot No. 2 in Stony Brook Harbor, bounded 
north by Long Beach, south by Porpoise channel, east by 
Edmund Smith, west by meadow of Charles Smith, Wm. 
Smith and Edmund Smith. 3 1-2 acres. Price, $40. 

Rassapeague Island, or the greater part of it, was sold 
to Richard Smith [son of Ebenezer] by Richard Garrott, 
Henry Wells, Epenetus Smith, Jonathan Mills, Wm. Smith 
and others, in 1787. 

Jesse W. Floyd to Joel L. G. Smith, 1842, meadow at 
James Neck, bounded north by Little Beach, east by 
meadow of Timothy Mills, south by Bass creek, west by 
Edward Henry Smith. 

Also all right on Ward's thatch bed. 

Also Lot 1 on Great Thatch bed. This was left by John 
Floyd to his grandson Edmund Floyd. He sold to Jesse 
W. Floyd, 1836. 

Lot No. 2 of James Neck thatch bed, was in 1839 owned 
by Ebenezer Smith. He and wife Anna sold it to Timothy 
C. Smith. He left it to his daughter who married Hamil- 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 437 

ton Blydenburgh. She or her daughter sold it to the 
Newton family by whom it was conveyed to W. J. Mathe- 
son, Esq., the present owner. 

Lot No. 3, Ward's thatch bed, was given by Daniel 
Smith 2nd to his son Obadiah, March 6, 1763 ; bounded 
south by Edmund Smith, west by channel, north by 
Othniel Smith, east by land or edgings. 

Isaac Smith sold to Obadiah Smith 2-7 of lot 7 of Ed- 
mund Smith's thatch bed, 1774. 

Job Smith sold to Obadiah Smith, 1774, 1-7 of Lawrence's 
lot on Edmund Smith's thatch bed. 

Richard Smith 3rd and wife Julia (Shell Dick) sell to 
Timothy Mills and John Woodhull, Aug. 20, 1800, lot of 
meadow, bounded north by Little Beach, west by meadow 
of John Floyd, south by creek leading from Arthur's neck 
to the channel, east by Wm. Arthur, 5 acres. 

Abstracts of Important Deeds. 

Daniel Lawrence to Richard Smith, son of Job Smith, 
June 22, 1717. Conveys " All that certain tract of land 
containing 150 acres, lying at the narrow of the river, be- 
ginning at the end of said Richard Smith's meadow, and 
so running westward up a hill till it reaches opposite to a 
certain swamp which bounds the neck northward, so as to 
make up the complement of 150 acres, but if it should not, 
then to run higher westerly. As by a certain deed given 
by my grandfather Richard Smith, Sept. 5, 1688. Also a 
share of fresh meadow, which my father purchased from 
Job Smith, March 22, 1693, and lies on the west side of 
Nissequogue river, bounded westward with the upland 
and southerly by said river and Daniel Smith's meadow." 
Price, £104. 



438 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Job Smith to Joseph Smith, Feb. 13, 1716-7. Conveys 
" All right to James neck, bounded north by the Sound, 
west by the river, east by a certain creek called James 
creek, south by a place called the North swamp." [County 
Records, Liber B.] 

[This includes the tract now belonging to Wm. J. 
Matheson, Esq.] 

Jacob Smith to John Darling, May 5, 1796. Conveys 
" Homestead and tract, bounded east by the river, north 
partly by Adam Darling and partly by Aaron Smith? 
deceased, west by road from Philetus Smith's to head of 
the river, south by land of Joseph Jayne, deceased, then 
eastwardly partly by Job Smith, partly by Aaron Smith, 
and then south by Job Smith deceased." 124 acres. 
Price, ^1350. 

Nathaniel Smith, Solomon Smith and Abraham Smith, 
sons of Jeffry Smith, divided their lands, March 19, 1816. 

Peter Jayne to Joseph Jayne, Nov. 27, 1800. Conveys 
" farm and homestead on west side of river near Phillips' 
mills, Bounded southeast by the river, southwest by the 
road from Phillips' mills to Philetus Smith's, northwest- 
erly by John Darling, eastwardly by Ebenezer Jayne." 
1 50 acres. 

[This is probably a part of the 500 acres given by Richard 
Smith the patentee to his son-in-law, Wm. Lawrence. It is 
now the homestead ol Richard B. Smith, Esq. — W. S. P.] 

Deed for the Mills. 

Richard Smith to Obadiah Smith, Aug. 21, 1735, 
conveys " A certain tract of land and buildings lying at ye 
head of Nissequogue river at ye mills. Bounded north by 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 439 

ye road that crosses said river and leadeth down to ye 
above said Obadiah Smith's new dwelling house, West by 
the undivided lands, South by lands leased to James 
Chipman, East by the eastermost part or side of yestreame 
and pond as they run. As also one quarter of an acre 
where Daniel Bates last dwelt in Smithtown. Being about 
200 acres by estimation be ye same more or less. With ye 
dwelling house on the same. Grist mill Fulling mill and 
three quarters of the saw mill all standing on ye dam 
that is on the said river, and all other buildings on the said 
premises. And also 30 acres of land where John Hackkins 
(Hawkins) cleared for me ye said Richard a little north- 
ward of the old mill close. To Have and To Hold, etc. 
Price, ;£6oo. 
Witness RICHARD SMITH. 

James Chipman 

Solomon Smith. 

[The original deed is now in possession of Mrs. Charles 
Hilton Brown. The above tract with the mills were left by 
Obadiah Smith to his sons Obadiah and Philetus. They sold 
to Samuel Phillips, April 13, the fulling mill with one-third of 
dam and stream. The whole of the premises afterwards came 
into his possession and were given by Samuel Phillips to his 
son Mills Phillips in 1803. (See County Records.) They 
remained in possession of the family till recent years and were 
known far and wide of " Phillips' mills." The mill and farm 
attached is now the property of Theron L. Smith, Esq., and 
his brother. The mill which is one of the ancient landmarks 
of Smithtown, still stands as an interesting relic of the past. 
The farm is the south part of the 500 acres given by Richard 
Smith, the patentee to his son-in-law, Win, Lawrence, and laid 
out to Richard Smith and Obadiah Smith, (See page 2S2,) who 
were sons of Samuel Smith. 

The tract of thirty acres, mentioned above as cleared by- 
John Hawkins, still bears the name of " Hawkins' Fields." 



440 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

It was owned in 1766 by Capt. Richard Smith, who in his will 
directed it to be sold. (See page 43.) It is now owned by the 
heirs of Caleb T. Smith. It is on the east side of the river and 
east of the road to Nissequogue. — W. S. P.] 

The heirs of Piatt Smith were his daughters, Elizabeth 
and Abigail wife of Adam Babcock. Abigail and her 
husband conveyed to Joshua Babcock, of Westerly, Rhode 
Island, (who was probably his father) all their half of the 
estate of Piatt Smith, No. 15, 1773. He reconveyed it to 
Adam Babcock the next day. (County Records). Adam 
Babcock and wife and Elizabeth Smith were all living in 
New Haven in 1784. 

David Scudder to Obadiah Smith, June 19, 1724, con- 
veys " All my accommodations both of upland and meadow 
within the bounds of Smithtown on the west side of the 
river." Price, £350. 

Elizabeth Smith and Adam Babcock to Jeffrey Smith 
for £650, 140 acres of land bounded north by the riven 
east partly by the river and partly by a highway, or public 
Landing, south by the highway that leads from said land- 
ing to the highway leading from Philetus Smith's to the 
head of the river, west partly by said highway and partly 
by Philetus Smith." [This afterwards was purchased by 
Philetus Smith and is now part of the farm of James W. 
Phyfe, Esq.] 

Job Smith to Jonathan Smith, Feb. 13, 171^, 1-6 of James 
Neck, bounded north by Sound, west by river, east by a 
creek called James his creek, south by the North swamp. 
[Mrs. Wm. H. Wickham has deed.] 

Richard Smith, the Patentee, by his deed dated March 
4, 1684, conveyed to John Wood a certain lot of land in 






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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 44I 

Smithtown containing 12 acres and lying adjoining to 
some land then belonging to Daniel Whitehead. John 
Wood assigned all his right to the same to Daniel White- 
head, Oct. 17, 1685. Daniel Whitehead, by his will, made 
his wife, Abigail, and eldest son, Jonathan Whitehead, his 
executors. Abigail Whitehead died, and Jonathan White- 
head sold the said 12 acres to Daniel Smith for £6, Jan. 7, 
1720. 

The original deed is in possession of Mrs. Samuel O- 
Smith. 

Daniel Smith sold the above to Job Smith, (See page 
294.) 

Know all men by these presents that I Richard Smythe 
senior, of Smythtown, doe promise to deliver into the 
possession of Daniell Whitehead a lott of land adioning 
to the lott of my sonn Jobe and as large as his lott, with 
liberty of Commonidge & this to bee done uppon demand 
for to halv& hold to the said Daniell his heires or assignes 
for ever, and for the reall performance thearof I binde me 
my heires exequitors administrators & assignes, my sonn 
Jobes lott contains at least 14 or 16 Ackres witnes my 
hand & seal halveing receaved satisfaction to my content 

March 3 i68£ RICHARD SMYTH 

Witness 

William Creed 

Samuel Ruscoe. 

The original deed, of which the above is an exact copy,, 
is now in possession of Richard B. Smith, Esq. It is the 
only document known to be in existence written by the 
Patentee of Smithtown. The land is on the west side of 
Stony Brook harbor. See deed before this ; also see page 
294. 



442 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Major Daniel Whitehead, named above, was the son ot 
Daniel Whitehead of Newtown, where he died in 1669. 
Major Whitehead married Abigail, daughter of Thomas 
Stevenson. He died in 1704, bearing children : Jonathan, 
(who died in 1739) ; Benjamin, Susannah, (married Benja- 
min Hewlett), and Thomas. 

A fac simile of the original is here given. — W. S. P. 

Elizabeth Smith, (daughter of Piatt Smith), to Capt. Job 
Smith, Feb. 4, 1760. Price .£301. 

Conveys "One certain messuage and tract of land at a 
place called Bushy Neck. Bounded east by Wm. Arthur's 
land, north partly by the Country road and partly by land 
in possession of Stephen Smith, west by land of said Capt. 
Job Smith, and so running into the middle of the North 
East Branch of Smithtown river. Containing 120 acres. 
Witness ELIZABETH SMITH. 

Selah Strong 

Wm. Smith 

The original deed is now in possession of Mrs. Samuel 
O. Smith. The land is now the country seat of Frederick 
Lenhart. See page 225. 

The tract of land south of the "Blue Grass Lots was 
left by Job Smith 3 to his sons George and Woodhull.'' 
It was divided into two parts, the east part, bounded east 
by Micah Smith and south by Wm. Arthur, was sold by 
George Smith (son of Job 3d), to Richard Smith 1783. 
His executors sold it to Phineas Smith, 1812, and he sold 
to Ebenezer Smith, 1825. 

The west half was sold by Woodhull Smith to Ebenezer 
Jayne and by him to Allison Post. The whole tract was 
129 acres. Called the "Old Mill Woods." Richard H. 
Smith has the deeds. 




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Land of Adam Smith, east side of Stony Brook Harbor. 

Smithtown, August ye 9, 1 717. 

At the request of Mr. Adam Smith I have surveyed the peace of land 
protracted in this annexed Skeam or figer. The first bounds is a White 
oak tree, marked A. S. standing near ye head of Stony Rrook Harbor, 
ranging east 1 degree South 181 rods, from thence east 5 degrees South 
1S1 rods, then North east 20 rods. From thence North 5 degrees east, 52 
rods, from thence west 60 rods. From thence N. 15 degrees west, j<)2 rods 
by Richard Smith to ye salt marsh, from thence by the salt marsh west- 
erly and southerly, according to this figer to the first bounds. Containing 
327 acres. Prepared by me JAMES TOWNSEND. 

I The original map and survey, now in possession of Mrs. Nathaniel Smith of Sherewog, 
is the oldest map in Smithtown. It was the homestead of Adam Smith, as given to him by 
his father, the Patentee, (see page 59). The house of Mr. and Mrs. Devereux Emmett occu- 
pies the site of the original homestead. The farm descended to Edmund Smith. 2d, who left 
it to his son Nathaniel, who left it to his nephew Nathaniel Smith, who died in 1896 at an 
advanced age. — W. S. P.l 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 443 

Micah Smith to Richard Smith, Esq., April 19, 1804, 
conveys " All that tract of land designated as North Ras- 
sapeage, Beginning at the corner of the land of Wm- 
Arthur, and the road that leads to Long Beach, then along 
said road to land of said Richard Smith, then by his land 
to the Sound or highwater mark, then westerly along the 
Sound, to land of Wm Arthur, then southerly by his land 
to place of beginning, as the fence now stands." 27 3-10 
acres, price £552. Richard H. Smith has the deed. (See 
page 238.) 

Job Smith, 2d, to Daniel Smith, 2d. Conveys "A tract 
of Swamp land and meadow, about 4 acres, in Smithtown, 
•on the west side of the river, Bounded westerly by the 
woods, southerly from a large whitewood tree standing on 
the side of the brook, and thence running east to the 
river, easterly by the river and northerly as far as the said 
swamp goes." Price £12. March 12, 1732. 
Witness JOB SMITH. 

R. Smith 

James Lysacht. 

[This deed probably includes the home premises of 
Theron L. Smith, Esq., or a part of them. Robert B. 
Smith has the original deed.— W. S. P.] 

Settlement of Bounds Between Smithtown and Huntington. 

[Abstract.] 

This Indenture made the 1st of October, 1768, Between 
Charles Jeffry Smith and Elizabeth his wife Isaac Smith 
Edmund Smith, Job Smith Obadiah Smith and Daniel 
Smith, all heirs of Richard Smith, the sole Patentee of 
Smithtown on the one part and the Trustees of Hunting- 
ton on the other part, To settle all disputes covenant and 



444 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

agree in consideration of £500, that the bounds between 
the towns shall be at the brook running into the Fresh 
pond called by the Indians Unshemanmuck(that is to say) 
the largest brook to divide the said towns, and so other- 
wise as it is bounded by the Patent of Smithtown, viz the 
west side of said pond at highwater mark, thence to the 
Sound, the west side of Bread and cheese Hollow to the 
head thereof, and the west side of Whitman's Hollow as 
it was formerly fenced, and from the southwesterly corner 
of said Whitman's Hollow as it was formerly fenced, run- 
ning on a direct line to the southwest branch which is 
deemed the head of Nissequage river. Which said 
bounds shall be a perpetual bound, etc. 

[Note. — The original document is on file in the Town 
Clerk's office. In a statement written by Caleb Smith 
about the time of this controversy he says: "Whitman's 
Hollow was a purchase of a few acres of land by one 
Benedic, a liver in Huntington, from an Indian Sachem, 
By which means it never became the property of my great 
grand father, but has ever since the purchase been used 
by people living in Huntington." — W. S. P.] 

Homestead of Ebenezer Smith. 

March ye 19 173I Then in pursuant to certain Articles 
of agreement had made and concluded by the proprietors- 
of Smithtown under their hands and seals bearing date ye 
13 day of March 1734, for the laying out dividing and 
equalizing of their lands of Smithtown as it may more 
fully and at large appear by ye said articles as they sett 
forth, whereof I have this day surveyed to Ebenezer Smith 
one certain parcel of land in Smithtown where he now 

dwelleth in ye right of The first bounds or 

beginning is at the parting of two Highways, Ranging 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 445 

thence East 28 1-2 degrees South 45 rods, then East 40 
degrees South, 26 rods 16 links by ye Highway that leads 
out of Smithtown to Brookhaven, then East 36 degrees 
North, 88 rods, then East 26 degrees North 16 rods, then 
East 4 degrees and a half North, 53 rods and 20 links, all 
by Jonathan Smith's land, thence North 2 degrees East 28 
rods, thence N. 3 degrees West 16 rods by ye Commons. 
Then West 6 degrees and a half North, 26 rods into ye 
middle of a two rod highway that leads from the town to 
ye pond so called or Harbor, then South 29 deg. West 12 
rods, Then West 12 degrees South 32 rods, then West 30 
degrees South 22 rods, thence West 29 degrees North 15 
rods, then West 22 degrees South 52 rods, then West 2 
degrees North 15 rods all in ye said two rod highway. 
Then to ye first bounds 3 rods 15 links. Containing 34 
acres & 42 squre rods as it is surveyed. 

GEO. TOWNSEND, Surveyor. 
[Endorsed]: Ebenezer, his Card for his home Lot 34 
acres. 

The foregoing tract, laid out as the home lot of Ebenezer 
Smith, is on the northeast side of Nissequogue street, next 
east of the schoolhouse. 

In 1736 an addition of twenty acres and a half was laid 
out on the east end, (see page 305) and seventy acres more 
were laid out at the same time, extending to Stony Brook 
harbor. 

The same year there was laid out to Job Smith a tract 
of 20 1-2 acres, lying east of the first named tract and ex- 
tending to the harbor, (see page 294). This descended to 
his grandson, Woodhull Smith, who sold it to Richard 
Smith (son of Ebenezer), April 8, 1805. It was called the 
" Pond Neck Woods." 

The original homestead of Ebenezer Smith was the first 
tract before described. The present house was probably 



446 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

built by his son Richard. The above tracts have been in 
the possession of the descendants of Ebenezer down to the 
present time, Mr. Richard Herbert Smith, with his brothers 
and sisters, being - the fifth generation in possession. 

For the excellent view of the ancient homestead we are 
indebted to Mr. Richard H. Smith. 

The highway two poles wide on the west or northwest 
side of the first tract, was laid out in 1734 (see page 87), 
and was closed by order of Town meeting in 1783 (see 
page 115). 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



447 



Agreement to Appoint Richard Woodhull, John Hallock and 
Win. Nicoll, Jr., to Divide Land. 

Whereas the Inhabitants and Proprietors of Smithtown by Articles of 
agreement bearing date the 13 of March 1735, have appointed several per- 
sons to lay out and proportion their lands and meadows and thatch, some 
of which are since 

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Now in pursuance of 
said agreement we 
whose names are 
hereunder written do 
nominate and ap- 
point Mr. Richard 
Woodhull, John Hal- 
lock and William 
Nicoll Jr for the same 
Purpose and with all 
the Powers and au- 
thorities contained 
and specified in the 
said agreement. 

Witness our hands 
this 13th of August 
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448 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Note. — Richard Smith, the first signer, was the son of 
Job Smith ist and was known as " Saint Richard " and 
" Richard Smith of Stony Brook." 

Obadiah Smith was son of Samuel Smith, son of the 
Patentee. 

Daniel Smith was Daniel 2d, son of Daniel ist. 

The next signature, which frequently occurs in old doc- 
uments, is that of Richard Smith 3d, oldest son of Rich- 
ard 2d. 

Edmund Smith was Edmund 2d, son of Edmund ist, 
and grandson of Adam Smith. 

Job Smith was the oldest son of Job 2d, and was known 
as Capt. Job. 

The next signature is that of Joseph Smith, son of Job 
ist, and brother of "Saint Richard." 

Isaac, Jonathan and Samuel Mills were three of the sons 
of Timothy Mills, who was the ancestor of the family at 
Mills pond. 

Floyd Smith was son of Edmund Smith ist, and grand- 
son of Adam Smith. — W. S. P. 

Landing at Steep Banks. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

Charles Floyd to Jonathan Mills, Nov. 19, 1770. Con- 
veys: " One certain lot of meadow with the Island con- 
tained therein bounded as follows, viz. the north bounds 
by the steep banks in Nissequogue river, is a maple sap. 
ling standing at the bottom of the banks which divides 
between the said meadow and the meadow laid out to 
Richard Blydenburgh, running west to the main channel, 
east by the bank or road, and south by a publick landing 
or salting place, bounded by a maple sapling, running 
west to the main channell, and westward by the main 
chanel." Price £20, 5s. (See pages 357, 427.) 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 449 

Bushy Neck. 

The original map of Bushy Neck is now in the possess- 
ion of Theodore S. Blydenburgh. Upon 'it is inscribed 
the following: 

April 29, 1736. Then surveyed Bushy Neck, so called, 
and the land traversed on the annexed draft. Containing 
496 acres, within the bounds, as computed 

by me GEO. TOWNSEND. 

The lot laid out to Job Smith 2d was left by him to his 
oldest son, Capt. Job Smith. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

Richard Smith to Capt. Job Smith, Oct. 8, 1759. Con- 
veys: " A certain Lot on Bushy Neck bounded east by 
the land laid out to Job Smith, south by the middle of the 
Northeast branch of Smithtown river, West partly by the 
middle of ye main river and partly by land laid out on ye 
said neck on the right of Samuel Smith, North by 30 acres 
laid out to Jonathan Smith. The said tract containing 192 
acres, as laid out by Richard Woodhull John Hallock and 
George Townsend." Price, £360. 

[Abstract.] 

Job Smith Sr. to his son Ebenezer Smith, Feb. 10, 1772. 
Conveys : " All those certain lots called Bushy Neck, 
Bounded east by land laid out to Piatt Smith, South by 
the middle of Northeast Branch, West partly by middle 
of main river, and partly by land laid out on the right of 
Samuel Smith; North by 30 acres laid out to Jonathan 
Smith, Containing 350 acres more or less." 

The foregoing deeds are in possession of Timothy Bly- 
denburgh. 



450 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

Job Smith was grandson of Job Smith ist, and great 
grandson of the Patentee. (See pages 225, 254, 292, 319.) 

[Abstract.] 

Deed from Obadiah Smith to Capt. James Dickinson of 
Oyster Bay, March 30, 1732. Conveys: "A tract of land 
in Smithtown on the south side of the Country road. The 
first bounds begineth where the fence now standeth by 
the said road, and is the northeast corner of said tract, 
thence ranging west 6 1-2 degrees north 22 rods, then west 
4 degrees south 24 rods, then west 8 degrees south 60 
rods, then west 16 rods, then west 11 degrees north 20 
rods, then west 18 degrees north 23 rods, then west 28 
degrees north 25 rods, then west 22 degrees north 19 rods 
to a certain chesnut stump,* all ye said courses by ye 
above said road, and from thence South 30 degrees West 
116 rods to head of a swamp, and thence S. 9 W. 33 rods, 
then S. 3 E. 34 rods, then S. 23 W. 10 rods, then S. 36 W. 
— rods cross a swamp or brook, to the south side thereof. 
Then S. 45 E. 24 rods. Then East 30 degrees South 16 
rods, then S. 38 E. 16 rods, then East 30 South 16 rods, 
then E. 3 S. 44 rods, then E. 16 S. 14 rods, then E. 16 N. 
14 rods, then N. 46 E. 10 rods, then N. 15 E. 40 rods, then 
N. 35 E. 44 rods, then N. 56 1-2 E. 33 rods, then E. 6 N. 39 
rods, then E. 26 N. 29 rods, then E. 12 rods, all on ye south 
side of a swamp,f and from thence N. 19 rods to a chesnut 
tree marked S. S. and from thence straight to ye first 
bounds." Also io^acres lying on the north side of said 
road, bounded west by land laid out to Richard Willetts, 
south by said road, and to extend north by Willetts land 

*This point is the northeast corner of the land of Frederick 
Lenhart. 

fThe above courses are along the south side of the Northeast 
Branch. 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 45 1 

28 rods and so - to extend eastwardly by the said highway 
so far as to contain 10 acres. Also 4 acres of meadow 
bounded east by the river, south by a small creek and 
meadow of Capt. Edmund Smith, west by enclosed woods 
belonging to Quaker Richard Smith, and north from a 
red oak tree marked to Vargason's [Ferguson's] house, as 
it was formerly possessed by Daniel Smith deceased." 
Price, £500. 
Witness OBADIAH SMITH. 

Thomas Wheeler, 

Geo. Townsend. 

The above tracts were resold by James Dickinson to 
Obadiah Smith May 16, 1741, by a deed endorsed on the 
original, which is now in possession of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Lawrence. (See page 275.) 

[Note. — The word west in the first line on page 353 is 
an error, and should be east. The word east in the fourth 
line on same page is also an error, and should be west. — 
W. S. P.] 

The west line of the above tract is the east line of Bushy 
Neck. See map of Bushy Neck. 

Deed from Richard Smith 2d, to his brother Job. 

[Abstract.] 

Know all men by these presents that I Richard Smith 
of Smithtown Have Remised, Released and forever Quit 
claimed to my well beloved brother Job Smith and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, All my right and title in that 
equal share or partition of land given him by and in my 
father's will, Together with all Demands, etc. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this Twen- 
tieth Day of April 171 5. N. B. The said Job Smith is 
hereby obliged to pay to the said Richard Smith, his equal 



452 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 



part with the rest of his brethren, of what the estate of 
his father Richard Smith deceased is indebted to him, in 
consideration that the said Richard Smith fail in the Re- 
covery of what was given him upon that account by his 
mother Sarah Smith deceased. 



Witness 




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Note. — The witnesses to the above deed were the first, 
minister of Smithtown, and his wife Jemima Taylor, who 
died in 1716. This is probably the only autograph of 
Jemima Taylor in existence. The original is in possession 
of Richard B. Smith, Esq.— W. S. P. 



The Fifty Acre Lots. 

Apr'l ye 24 1732. Then Surveyed a parcel of Lots lying 
in ye Township of Smithtown, To ye Proprietors of 
Smithtown, to each man according as they are mentioned 
in ye enexed Draft or Card, ye said Lots are lying and 
Joyning on ye north side of ye Country Road that leads 
through ye Island. The first begineth at a White Oak 
sapling, ranging South one degree East 161 chains to ye 
said Country Road, and so every Lott numbering west- 
ward, with the Breadth of each Lott as it is sett downe in 
ye said Card, divided as they were measured. By mee 

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RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 453 

Notes. 

No. 12, the west lot, was left by Edmund Smith 1st to 
his sons Edmund, Floyd and Thomas. They sold it to 
Wm. Arthur, and it is now owned by his descendants. 
The homestead of Mrs. Elizabeth Howell is at the south 
end of this lot. The west line of this lot north of the road 
to Mills pond, is the line between Coe D. Smith on the 
west, and the land of George and Frank Strong on the 
east. The north part of this lot is a piece of land belong- 
ing to late Mrs. Fenno, sister of Hon. J. Lawrence Smith. 
The line between this and the land formerly belonging to 
John Hubbs, and now the property of Ethelbert M. Smith, 
is the original north line of Lot 12. 

Lot No. 11, with other lands of Jonathan Smith 2d, came 
in possession of Charles Floyd, and was sold by his son, 
Thomas Floyd, to John Smith, son of Epenetus 1st, April 
22, 1797. The south part is owned by his descendant, 
George A. Smith. The race track is on the northern part 
of this lot. 

Lot No. 10 was sold by Daniel Smith to' his grandson 
Micah. One hundred and thirty-three acres of this lot 
was sold by Jonas Smith to John Smtth, Nov. 27, 1804, 
and is now owned by George A. Smith and other heirs of 
John Smith. The road that runs north from the Country 
road east of Mrs. Howell's, is on the line between lots 10 
and 11, (see page 182). 

Lot 9 descended from Ebenezer Smith to his son Rich- 
ard Smith, and was owned by his heirs in recent years. 

Lot 8 was sold by executors of Joseph Smith to Richard 
Smith (son of Ebenezer), Sept. 22, 1789. This lot and Lot 
8 were sold to Thomas Blydenburgh, and a mortgage 
given. On foreclosure they were sold to Edmund Smith, 
who conveyed them to Richard Smith May 22, 1822. A 
farm at the north end of these lots was afterwards owned 
by Edwin A. Smith (son of James), known as " Ed. Grant." 



454 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

This was bought by Ebenezer Smith 2d for his son Timo- 
thy Smith, who left it to his sister Anne, wife of Hamilton 
Blydenburgh, whose daughter sold it to Albert Newton, 
the present owner. 

Lot 7 descended to Job Smith 3d, who left it to his sons 
Charles and Josiah, except 10 acres at the south end which 
he left to his son-in-law, Nathaniel Taylor. (His son Gam- 
aliel Taylor sold to Joel L. G. Smith, 1845.) The two lots, 
6 and 7, are probably the present homestead of Clinton G. 
Smith. The elegant mansion, of which a view is given, 
was built by Joel L. G. Smith, and afterwards purchased 
by Milton H. Smith, father of the present owner. 

Lot 4. The executors of Richard Smith sold the south 
part, 457 rods long, to Jonathan and Jacob Mills. They 
divided it and Jonathan had the east half, and Jacob the 
west half. 

A map in the possession of Dubois Smith seems to show 
that the east line of Lot 1 is about no rods west of the 
Brookhaven line. The tract between this lot and the 
Brookhaven line was laid out to Jonathan Smith (see page 
318.) He sold it to Timothy Mills (see page 332.) Lot 1 
was given by Edmund Smith to his son Floyd, and he 
gave it to his son Jesse in 1752. The lots 1, 2 and 3 were 
afterwards owned by the Mills family. 

Homestead of Job Smith. 

The orginal homestead of Job Smith was left by him to 
his son Job 2nd, and from him it descended to his son, 
Capt. Job Smith, who left his real estate to his sons, 
George and Woodhull Smith. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 
"Woodhull Smith and wife Dorothy to Richard Smith 
(son of Ebenezer) April 8, 181 1, Conveys, two tracts of 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 455 

land, ist A tract on the south side of the road leading 
through the village of Nissequogue adjoining the land of 
Charles Wheeler, deceased, and running southwardly by 
said land and partly by the land of Richard Smith Jr to 
the land of Richard Smith Jr., thence westwardiy by the 
land of Richard Smith Jr. to the land of Nicholas Smith, 
thence northwardly by the land of Nicholas Smith and 
the Burying ground to the above mentioned road, thence 
eastwardly by the said road to the land of Charles Wheel- 
er, the place of beginning. 

2nd A tract lying on the north side of the above road, 
adjoining the land of said Richard Smith Esq., thence run- 
ning eastwardly and northwardly by the land of said Rich- 
ard Smith Esq to the land of said Richard Smith Esq, 
thence northwardly and westwardiy by the land of said 
Richard Smith to the land of Ebenezer Jayne, thence south- 
wardly and westwardiy by the land of said Ebenezer Jayne 
to the road above said, and thence eastwardly by said 
road to the land of Richard Smith Esq or place of begin- 
ning. Said tracts containing by estimation 140 acres more 
or less." Price $3751. (Deed in possession of Dubois 
Smith.) 

Richard Smith in his will, 181 1, left this place, (where 
he then resided,) to his wife Sarah for life and then to his 
son Thomas in case he returned from a sea voyage he was 
then making. Among the children of Richard Smith was 
a daughter Abigail who married Henry Rogers, and they 
made it their home for many years. Here was born their 
daughter Sarah, who married Richard K. Haight, a 
wealthy merchant of New York. Their palatial residence 
at the southeast corner of 5th Avenue and 15th Street, 
was the scene of lavish entertainments, and for years she 
was one of the leaders of New York society. On her 
frequent trips to Europe she was attended by a retinue 



45^ RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

like a princess. Her portrait in the "Book of Beauty"" 
shows her to have been a person of surpassing elegance. 
An entertainment on the grandest plan was proposed in 
anticipation of the coming of age of her eldest son, then 
on a return voyage from England, but the vessel never 
came to land and was never heard of afterwards. Her 
last days were passed under somewhat adverse circum- 
stances, and when[sickness laid its hand upon her she found 
that of all those whom she had so magnificently enter, 
tained, and had basked in the sunshine of her prosperity,, 
there was only one who called upon her in her last mo- 
ments. Her husband was buried in the Marble Cemetery 
in New York, but at her own request her remains were 
laid to rest in the old burying ground at Nissequogue. 
A plain tombstone, bearing the inscription "Sarah Haight, 
Born May 21st, 1808. Died June 30th, 1881," marks the 
last resting place of one who had tried all the follies and 
vanities of fashionable life, and found them wanting. The 
ancient homestead next appears in possession of Woodhull 
Smith, a brother of Thomas Smith, who sold it to Edmund 
Thomas Smith in 1840, and it is now owned by his heirs. 
The house, which is very ancient and may possibly have 
been the home of Job Smith the first, is known as the 
" Woodhull Smith house ," from its former owner. 

[Abstract of Deed.] 

Lemuel Soper to Jeremiah Conkling, March 30, 1772, 
Conveys 1-2 of a certain piece of land and buildings on the 
west side of Nissequogue river near a place called Conk- 
ling's pond, joining on the north to a piece of land of James 
Fanning, on the east by Solomon Smith, south by Thomas 
Tredwell, west by Edmund Smith. 120 acres. 
Witness 
Isaac Norton 
George Norton 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 457 

Northerly Part of Wm. Lawrence's 500 Acres. 

This agreement made this 6 day of September A. D. 
1769 between Solomon Smith and Charles Jeffry Smith of 
the one part, and Joseph Jayne of the other part, sheweth 
that the said Solomon Smith and Charles Jeffry Smith 
hath this day sold to Joseph Jayne a Farm at the head of 
the River, and now in the occupation of Samuel Phillips, 
Containing about 350 acres be it more or less. For which 
said Joseph is to pay said Smiths 660 pounds New York 
currency on the first day of May next, A. D. 1770, at which 
time said Smiths are to give said Jayne a legal deed there- 
for and to put said Jayne in quiet possession, etc. 

Witness JOSEPH JAYNE 

Deborah Smith SOLOMON SMITH 

Hannah Smith, C. J. SMITH. 

(Original in possession of Coe D. Smith.) 

Endorsements show that the sum named was paid in 
full. The above tract is no doubt the north part of the 
500 acre tract given by Richard Smith, the Patentee, to 
his son-in-law, Wm. Lawrence. The south or southwest 
line of the old Poorhouse lot is probably a part of the 
north line of the tract. (See page 216.) Although no 
deed is on record, yet there is no doubt but that the tract 
was conveyed to Joseph Jayne as agreed. The southerly 
or westerly part is now the homestead of Richard B. 
Smith, Esq. The northerly or easterly part was afterward 
owned by Ebenezer Jayne, who sold to Adam Darling in 
1804 " 200 acres at the Landing on the west side of the 
river, Beginning to the northward and joining land of 
James Smith, thence along said land till it comes to the 
Poor House Lot, and thence by John Vail's land, thence 
southerly by Joseph Jayne's land until it comes to the 
river, thence along said river till it comes to Adam Smith's 



458 RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 

meadow, thence along the edge of the meadow till it 
comes to the north end of the meadow belonging to Sam- 
uel Smith [Stephen Smith's son], thence by the land and 
meadow of Ebenezer Jayne to beginning." (Original in 
possession of Coe D. Smith.) This was resold to Ebenezer 
Jayne by the assignees of Adam Darling, May i, 1813. 
Smaller parts, which had been sold to Hamilton Darling, 
were resold by his administrators, and the whole was 
mortgaged by Ebenezer Jayne to Wm. Wickham Mills in 
1820. The mortgage is recorded in Liber A of Mortgages, 
Suffolk Co. Clerks office, with full description. — W. S. P. 

The above tract was laid out to the heirs of Richard 
Smith (son of Samuel), and known as "Quaker Richard." 
(See page 282.) In his will he directed his lands to be 
sold, and the tract was probably bought by Solomon Smith 
and Charles Jeffrey Smith. (See page 330). — W. S. P. 

Hill on Nissequogue River, 

[The following document was discovered while the last pages 
of this book were being printed, and though not dated, was 
probably written about 1775. The original is in possession of 
Mrs. Charles Hilton Brown.— W. S. P.] 

" On the 25th Day of March 1684, Richard Smith Pat- 
entee of Smithtown, conveyed to his son in law William 
Lawrence, 500 acres of land at the Common pasage over 
the river Nissequage, Bounded East by the river. 

In some period after, William Lawrence conveys the 
above 500 acres of land to Isaiah Harrison. 

Isaiah Harrison conveys the 500 acres to Amos Willits 
of Islip. Amos Willits while in possession of the above 
500 acres of land, about 50 years past, in conjunction with 
his brother Richard Willits, Daniel Smith and Richard 



RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF SMITHTOWN. 459 

Smith, built a dam across the river and erected a saw mill, 
each building and owning a quarter of said mill. 

Daniel Smith and Richard Smith convey each their 
quarter to Daniel Bates after two or three years, with their 
right to the pond, upon which Daniel Bates erects the first 
fulling mill, and Amos Willits afterward the first grist 
mill. 

Daniel Bates conveys his title to saw mill and fulling 
mill to James Chipman, and Amos Willits conveys his half 
of the saw mill and the grist mill to Richard Smith, sur- 
named the Quaker. 

On the 28th of December, 1730, James Chipman conveys 
to the above Richard Smith and his brother Obadiah, his 
half of the saw mill and the fulling mill, with half the 
privilege of stream and water, and so much land as is 
needful for the pond to flow. 

On the 21st of August, 1735, the above Richard Smith 
conveys the whole of his title to the said mill to his brother 
Obadiah Smith, bounding him east by the eastermost part 
or side of the stream and pond as they run." 

[From the above it is plain that the dam and the first mill 
was built as early as 1725, and probably a few years earlier. — 
W. S. P.] 



jPLiPiPKisriDix. 



Judge John Lawrence Smith. 

Judge J. Lawrence Smith was born Sept. 20, 1816. His early educa- 
tion was obtained at Clinton Academy in East Hampton. He entered 
Yale College, but left that institution and was graduated from Princeton 
in 1837. Adopting the profession of law he was admitted to the bar in 
1840. In 1846 he was elected member of Assembly from Suffolk 
County. He was elected District Attorney in 1850 and was extremely 
active in performing the duties of that office. In 1858 he was elected 
County Judge, an office for which his education and extensive acquaint- 
ance with all branches of the law rendered him peculiarly fitted. His 
decisions were always rendered in the plainest language and were sel- 
dom reversed by the higher courts. In social life he was dignified and 
possessed a full share of that family pride which is so characteristic of 
the descendants of his illustrious ancestor. 

Judge Smith married Sarah N. Clinch. Their children are Cornelia 
S., wife of; Prescott Hall Butler; Kate A., wife of J. Bloomfield Weth- 
erell ; Bessie S., wife of Stanford White ; Ella B., wife of Devereux 
Emmett ; and James Clinch Smith, who inherits the homestead of his 
father. 

Judge Smith died March 17, 1889. 



462 APPENDIX. 

Judge Win. P. Buffett. 

Judge Wm. P. Buffett was born in 1793 an( * graduated from Yale 
College in 181 2. Studied law at the Law School in Litchfield, Con- 
necticut. At the time of the election of William Henry Harrison to 
the Presidency he was the Whig candidate for Congress, but failed of 
election. In 1852 he was elected Judge and Surrogate for Suffolk 
County. In the performance of the duties of those offices he was noted 
for rare judgment and for very careful consideration of the cases that 
came before him. He was a man of great amiability of character and 
possessed of a high sense of duty. 

Judge Buffett married Nancy Rogers in 1825. Their children were : 
Chatfield Rogers, Wm. Theodore, Henry Martyn, Dr. Edward Payson, 
Mary E. and Anna E. 

The homestead of Judge Buffett was a tract of 330 acres, originally 
laid out to Edmund Smith (see page 270) and sold by his son Thomas 
to Timothy Tredwell, whose executors sold it to Joseph Buffett April 
25, 1778. The family mansion, of which a view is given, was burned 
in 1893. 

After a life of usefulness and honor, Judge Buffett died in 1874. 




Hon. WILLIAM P. BUFFETT. 



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APPENDIX. 463 

Nathaniel Smith, of Sherewogue. 

Nathaniel Smith was born November 22, 1816. His line of descent 
from the patentee of Smithtown may thus be traced : Richard Smyth, 
1st, Richard, 2d, Ebenezer, Richard, 3d, Richard, 4th, Nathaniel, Na- 
thaniel, 2d. His grandfather, Richard, married Sarah, daughter of 
Edmund Smith, 2d, son of Edmund, 1st, and grandson of Adam, one of 
the sons of the patentee, His father, Nathaniel Smith, was adopted 
by his maternal uncle, Nathaniel, (son of Edmund, 2d,) and inherited 
from him the large estate of Sherewogue, which was the original home- 
stead of Adam Smith. Mr. Smith's mother was the daughter of Gen. 
John Floyd, and he was directly descended from three of the most 
prominent settlers of Long Island, Richard Woodhull, Richard Floyd, 
and Richard Smyth. In his boyhood Mr. Smith was sent to Clinton 
Academy in East Hampton, and his life as a scholar in that famous 
institution was a very pleasant memory in after years. A few years 
later he entered the law office of the distinguished jurist, Smith Barker, 
as a student, but his marriage at the early age of 21 to Miss Mary Vail f 
daughter of John Vail of Smithtown, caused him to relinquish the 
study of law, and he removed to Andover, Illinois, where his father 
owned a large property. Upon the death of his father he was called 
home to take possession of the ancestral estate, and made it his resi- 
dence till the time of his death, which occurred April 26, 1896. Mr. 
Smith inherited all the sturdy qualities of his ancestors, and his knowl- 
edge of the law made him a man of great usefulness. Many came to 
him for counsel and the benefits of his advice were fully appreciated, 
and he was prominently identified with the affairs of the town. 

His wife died in 1850, leaving three children, Edmund Nathaniel, 
(whose home is a part of the original Adam Smith estate), Effingham 
Vail, whose business is in New York, and Sarah Cordelia, who died 
aged seventeen. Mr. Smith subsequently married Miss Sarah Wood- 
hull Floyd, daughter of Jesse W. Floydof Nissequogue. Two children 
were born, Livingston Floyd, who died in infancy, and Alice Louise 
Stanton. 



464 APPENDIX. 

Moses R. Smith. 

Moses R. Smith, son of Daniel and Rebecca Rolph Smith, was born 
at Hauppauge December 7, 181 5. His early days were passed upon a 
farm, and becoming thoroughly acquainted with all the duties of agri- 
cultural life, he made that his business till his later years. In 1888 he 
removed to Smithtown, where his son Theron L. was engaged in busi- 
ness, and made that his residence during the remainder of his life. 

On Jan. 1, 1840, Mr. Smith married Mary H. Wood, also of Haup- 
pauge. They were the parents of six children, of whom five are still 
living : Hon. Wilmot M., Judge of the Supreme Court ; Theron L., late 
Supervisor of Smithtown ; Herman T., of Brooklyn ; Spencer L.; Mrs. 
J. Newell Sammis, and Mrs. Ethelbert L. Arthur. Possessed of sound 
judgment, he filled with acceptance many local offices, and was one of 
the honored and respected citizens of the town and county. For ten 
years he was Assessor of the town of Islip, twelve years Justice of the 
Peace, twenty years trustee, two years Supervisor, and four years Jus- 
tice of Sessions. For many years he was a member of the Presbyterian 
church. He died, honored and respected, July 15, 1896. 



Descendants of Richard Smith, the Patentee. 

The date of the birth of the patentee is unknown, but as he was a 
man grown in 1643, and died in 1693, he evidently reached an advanced 
age. His wife, according to all accounts, was Sarah Folger, of Boston. 
She survived her husband and died in 1708. Their children were : 
Jonathan, Richard, Job, Adam, Samuel, Daniel, Obadiah, Elizabeth 
and Deborah. 



Descendants of Jonathan Smith. 

Jonathan Smith, the eldest son, died about 1718. He married Sarah 
Brewster and left two children, Jonathan 2d, and Deborah, who mar- 
ried Joseph Blydenburgh 1st. (See sketch of Blydenburgh family). 

Jonathan Smith, 2d, was born Nov. 9, 1676, and died in 1744. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Epenetus Piatt, of Huntington. She 
was b6rn March 1, 1682, and died before her husband. Their children 
were : 

Piatt Smith, born Oct. 1, 1706, and died Aug. 24, 1745. He married 




MOSES R. SMITH. 



APPENDIX. 465 

Mary Wilsey, and left two children: Elizabeth, who died unmarried, 
and Abigail, who married Adam Babcock. They were living at West- 
erly, Rhode Island, in 1784. 

Tabitha, born Feb. 18, 1704, died Jan. 17, 1755. She married Nicoll 
Floyd, who died March 8, 1755, aged 50. They were the parents of a 
large and distinguished family. (See sketch of Floyd family). 

Ruth, born Dec. 31, 1713. She married Col. Henry Smith (son of 
Henry Smith, and grandson of Col. Wm. Smith, the head of the " Tan- 
gier " Smith family). He died May 3, 1747, aged 37. Ruth Smith sur- 
vived her husband many years. 

Descendants of Richard Smith, 2d. 

Richard Smith, 2d, was born about 1647, and died in 1720. He 
married Hannah Tooker, daughter of John Tooker, who survived him 
and died about 1730. The record of the birth of their children has 
been recently discovered and is here given, verbatim. 

" Richard Smith son of Richard Smith was borne ye 16 Day of April 
about ten o'clock att night in the yeare of our Lord 1696. 

Nathaniel Smith was borne the 30 Day January about 2 o'clock In 
the afternoone in the yeare of our Lord 1697-8. 

Sarah Smith the Dafter of Richard Smith was born ye 13 Day of 
February a Sunday In the afternoone In the yeare of our Lord 1700. 

Hannah Smith the Dafter of Richard Smith was borne ye 27 Day of 
February In the yeare of our Lord 1702-3. 

Ebenezer Smith Sun of Richard Smith was borne ye twentieth Day 
of February about 2 o'clock in the afternoone In the yeare of our Lord 
1712." 

Sarah Smith, the oldest daughter, married Nathaniel Woodhull. 
Their children were : Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull, Col. Jesse Woodhull, 
Ebenezer, Dorothy, Sarah, Richard, Hannah, Temperance, Ruth, Deb- 
orah and Juliana. 

Hannah Smith, the youngest daughter, married Capt. James Fanning 
and left a large family, whose descendants are numerous on Long 
Island. 

Descendants of Ebenezer Smith, Son of Richard, ad. 

Ebenezer Smith, born Feb. 20, 17 12, died August, 1747. He married 
Anna, daughter of Job Smith, 2d. Their children were Richard 4th, 
Phineas, who was lost at sea ; Temperance, died March 12, 1 813, wife 



4 66 APPENDIX. 

of Jonas Piatt ; Hannah, wife of JoshuaSmith, ist, and Anna, wife of 
Rev. Wm. Dodge. 

Anna, widow of Ebenezer Smith, married Zephaniah Piatt, and died 
March 12, 1 813. 

Richard Smith, 4th, died in 181 1. He married Sarah, daughter of 
Edmund Smith, 2d. Their children were : 

1. Richard, 5th, known as " Richard Smith, Esq." He was born 
1770 and died 1831. He married Eliza W„ daughter of Henry Nicoll, 
and granddaughter of Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull. She was born in 
1789, and died April 2, 1865. Their children were Hon. Edward Henry, 
Judge John Lawrence, Sarah, wife of I. B. Fenno ; Ann Eliza, wife of 

Elliott Robins; Marcia, wife of Crutchett, and Charlotte E., 

wife of David Harries. 

Hon. Edward Henry Smith was born May 5, 1809, and died August 
7, 1885. He married first, Mary, daughter of Major Nathaniel Smith, 
son of Jeffrey (who was son of Solomon, son of Daniel Smith, ist.) 
There were no children by this marriage. He married second, Eliza- 
beth C, sister of his first wife. Their children are Richard B., who in- 
herits the paternal homestead ; Nathaniel Ferdinand, Elliott Robins 
and Mary Augusta. 

Mary Augusta Smith married Caleb T. Smith, and has children : Eliz- 
abeth C, wife of D. B. Taylor ; Ethelbert T., Edward H. L., the present 
Supervisor of Smithtown ; Arthur B. and Georgiana. 

Mrs. Maria Crutchett left two daughters, Lida N. and Minnie W. 
Thev assumed the name of Harries, out of respect to the memory of 
their aunt, Mrs. David Harries. The former is now living at Nisse- 
quogue, on the homestead of their ancestor, Richard Smith, 2d. The 
latter is the wife of Mr. Elliott Robins Smith. 

Judge John Lawrence Smith is elsewhere given an extended notice. 

2. Edmund Smith, son of Richard, 4th, married Sarah, daughter of 
Richard Woodhull. They left no children. He was an active and 
prosperous merchant in New York, his principal place of business being 
No. 67 Pearl Street. His accumulated wealth built up the fortunes of 
his nephews and nieces. 

3. Woodhull Smith, married Sarah Rogers. Their children were : 
Elizabeth, Charity, Dorothy, Renelche, Edmund and Julia A. His 
descendants are in the western states, and in Washington, D. C. He 
died while on a visit to the house of his uncle, Nathaniel Smith, (son 
of Edmund, 2d,) and is buried in the family burying ground at Shere- 
wog. 




Hon. EDWARD HENRY SMITH. 







RICHARD SMITH, Esq., of Nissequogue. 



APPENDIX. 467 

4. Phineas, who married, first, Mary Carle ; second, Sarah Whitman. 
He left one daughter, popularly known as " Mary Phin." She died, 
unmarried, in 1893. 

5. Abigail, married Henry Rogers. They had two sons, William and 
Richard, both of whom died unmarried, and a daughter, Sarah, who 
married Richard K. Haight, of New York. A notice of her occurs in 
another place. (See page 455). 

6. Nathaniel. He married Sarah, daughter of Gen. John Floyd. 
Their children were Nathaniel Smith of Sherewog, (of whom a more 
extended sketch is given), Joel L. G., Edmund Thomas, and Sarah R. 

Joel L. G. Smith was born June 18, 1819, and died May 16, 1876. 
He married Helen O., daughter of Richard Oakley. They have one 
daughter, Helen, who married Wm. S. Lawson, Esq. They have two 
children, Joel S. and Annie. 

Edmund Thomas Smith married Amanda M., daughter of William 
Wickham Mills. They left two children, Mrs. Minnie M. Mott and 
Dubois. The latter married Frances Amelia Ellsworth, Feb. 22, 1881. 
Their children are Malcolm Ellsworth, Edmund Thomas, Josephine 
Ellsworth, Frances Ellsworth and Dorothy Miller. 

7. Dorothy, who married Isaac S. Piatt. She died Feb. 2, 1822. 

8. Ebenezer, 2d, born 1785, died March 2, 1866. He married Anne, 
daughter of Timothy Carle, (whose wife was Ruth, daughter of Obadiah 
Smith, son of Daniel, 2d). Their children were : Edmund C, who left 
no children ; Richard, 6th, and Anne, wife of Hamilton Blydenburgh. 

Ebenezer, 2d, inherited from his father the ancestral homestead at 
Rassapeage, which belonged to Ebenezer, 1st, and transmitted it to his 
son Richard, 6th, who was born Oct. 27, 1815, and died December 27, 
1878. Hemarried Julia A., daughter of Jesse W. Floyd. Theirchildren 
are Ann C, wife of James W. Phyfe ; Floyd T., who died in 1895. (He 
married Mary I. Seaman, and left two children, Fennimore and Vinton.) 
Richard H., Carrington S. and Miami F., wife of W. C. Catlin. 

9. Anne, wife of Isaac Pierson of Canandaigua. 

10. Thomas, who was lost at sea, and is supposed to have been cap- 
tured by pirates. 

Descendants of Nathaniel Smith, Son of Richard, 2d. 

Nathaniel Smith was born Jan. 30, 1698, and died March 30, 1765. 
By inheritance from his father, and purchase from his brother, Richard, 
3d, he became sole owner of the patentship of Moriches, where he made 



468 APPENDIX." 

his home during life. He married ist, Hannah Howell; 2d, Phebe 
Howell, who died at Southampton while on a visit to her son, Dr. 
Wm. Simth, May 26, 1775, aged 74. His children were Col. Josiah, 
born Nov. 28, 1723, died May 5, 1786; Dr. William, born 1727, died 
August 1, 1775 ; Prudence, who married Jeffrey Smith, (son of Solomon, 
son of Daniel Smith, ist), Mary, born Oct. 3, 1725, died Oct. 25, 1782, 
married Col. Abraham Gardiner ; and Phebe, who married Piatt Conk- 
ling, son of Jacob Conkling, of Huntington. 

Col. Josiah Smith inherited the Patentship of Moriches. He mar- 
ried, first, Susannah, daughter of Judge Hugh Gelston of Southampton. 
She was born Dec. 15, 1742, died Dec. 22, 1754. Their children were 
Mary, born March 27, 1744, died 1766; Hugh, born Nov. 9, 1745, died 
Oct. 4, 1792: Susannah, born Feb. 9, 1749, died March 11, 1771 ; Jane, 
born Feb. 10, 1753, married David Fanning; Hannah, born Dec. 3, 1754, 
died 1804, married Elias Pelletreau, of Southampton. 

Col. Josiah Smith married second, Mary, daughter of David Howell, 
Nov. 5, 1758. She died Nov. 15, 1782, aged 45. Their children were 
Juliana, born, March 4, 1760, died Nov. 30, 1808 ; (she married Daniel 
Cromeline) ; and Oliver, born Dec. 7, 1768, died May 22, 1820. Oliver 
Smite married first, Hannah, daughter of Jesse Woodhull, (brother of 
Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull,) Dec. 2, 1790. She was born July 8, 1 761, and 
died Jan. 16, 1796. They had one child, Hannah, born Aug. 30, 1795. 
She married Col. Elias S. Pelletreau and had one son, Jesse Woodhull 
Pelletreau, for many years Justice of the Peace of Moriches. He was 
born Oct. 4, 1816, died Nov. 8, 1876. He married first, Maria L. Mich- 
aels. Their children are Mary Amelia, wife of Hon. John S. Havens ; 
Jessie Marie and Legrand Woodhull. He married second, Nancy 
Stephens, and had one son, Robert S. Pelletreau, a practicing lawyer of 
Patchogue- 

Oliver Smith married second, Hannah, daughter of Thomas Jessup, 
of Southampton. Their children were William, born March 7, 1798, 
died 1884; (he married Sarah, daughter of Timothy Rose, and had 
children ; Oliver, Phebe and Hugh, who inherits the ancient home- 
stead) ; Josiah, born Feb. 24, 1804, died March 27, 1865, and Mary, who 
married first, Thomas R. Smith ; second, Harry Parsons. She left no 
children. 

Hugh Smith, son of Col. Josiah, married Anna, daughter of Nicoll 
Floyd, and sister of Gen. Wm. Floyd. He left children : Nicoll, Josiah, 
Charles, William and Nathaniel. Of these Josiah inherited the home- 
stead of Col. Josiah Smith. He died in 1852, leaving four daughters : 



APPENDIX. 469 

Nancy, wife of Capt. John S. Havens ; Gloriana, wife of James M. Fan- 
ning, Caroline, wife of Wm. S. Roberts, and Catharine. 

Dr. William Smith, son of Nathaniel, settled in Southampton. He 
married Ruth, daughter of Zebulon Howell. Their children were Dr» 
John Smith, for many years physician in that place, and died unmar- 
ried ; Phebe, who died unmarried ; Ruth, wife of Dr. Ebenezer Sage, of 
Sag Harbor, (who left one son, Dr. John Sage, who died unmarried) ; 
Dr. William, of Philadelphia, (who left one daughter, Elizabeth Ten- 
nent ;) and Mary, wife of John Pelletreau, who left children : Nathaniel 
Charles, William S., Sarah and Edwin. 

William S. Pelletreau married first, Nancy, daughter of George 
Mackey, and had children : Alexander, Gilbert, Frances, Mary G. and 
Jane. He married second, Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Isaac Welles, 
and had children : Helen, George and William S., editor of this book, 

Thompson and Gardiner Families. 

The families of Thompson and Gardiner, both descendants of Nathan- 
iel Smith, are so closely connected that they may be appropriately 
mentioned under one head. 

Mary, oldest daughter of Nathaniel Smith, was born October 3, 1725. 
She married Col. Abraham Gardiner, son of David Gardiner, the 4th 
Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, June 12,1745. Col. Gardiner 
was born Feb. 9, 1721 and died October 25, 1782. His wife died May 
19, 1807. The children of this marriage were : 

1. Rachel, wife of Col. David Mulford, and afterward of John Gar- 
diner, Esquire, of Eaton's Neck. 

2. Dr. Nathaniel, who married Eliza Derring, none of whose descend- 
ants are now living. 

3. Mary, wife of Judge Isaac Thompson, of Sagtikos Manor, Islip. 

4. Capt. Abraham Gardiner, who married Phebe Dayton and had 
children: 1. Abraham Smith, who married Abby Lee; 2. Mary, wife 
of Philip G. Van Wyck, a grandson of Gen. Van Cortlandt; 3. Hon. 
David, State Senator, and a refined, polished and scholarly gentleman, 
and author of " Chronicles of East Hampton." He was killed by the 
explosion of a great gun on the U. S. frigate Princeton. He married 
Juliana, daughter of Michael McLachlan, and left children : Col. David 
Lion Gardiner, (who married his cousin, Sarah Gardiner, daughter of 
David Thompson and Sarah Diodati Gardiner. They had children : 



470 APPENDIX. 

David, author of " The Gardiner Family and the Lordship of Gardiner's 
Island ; Robert Alexander and Sarah Diodati) ; Alexander, Clerk of 
U. S. Circuit Court and leader in New York society, died unmarried ; 
Julia, wife of President John Tyler, and Margaret, wife of John H. 
Beekman. 

5. Samuel Smith who married Mary, daughter of Hon. Ezra L'Hom- 
medieu and left descendants. 

6. Nathaniel, married Elizabeth Stensin and left descendants. 

Judge Isaac Thompson, who married Mary, daughter of Col. Abraham 
Gardiner, June4, 1772, was born Jan. 18, 1743, and died at the ancestral 
Manor House, Jan. 3, 1816. He was magistrate for more than forty 
years, a Judge of Court of Common Pleas and Member of Assembly. 
His children were Jonathan and Abraham Gardiner. Hon. Jonathan 
Thompson, one of the most distinguished men of his time, was born 
at Sagtikos Manor, Dec. 7, 1773, and died in New York, Dec. 30, 1846. 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Havens, Esq., of Shelter 
Island, July 4, 1796. Their children were: David, (who married Sarah 
Diodati, daughter of John Lyon Gardiner, 7th Lord of the Manor of 
Gardiner's Island) ; George W., Jonathan, Dr. Abraham Gardiner, Mary, 
(wife of Hon. Samuel B.Gardiner, 10th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's 
Island), and Elizabeth, wife of Alonzo Brown, Esquire. 

David Thompson, the eldest son, was born May 3, 1798, and died 
Feb. 22, 1 87 1. Throughout his entire life he was most prominently 
connected with business affairs of importance in the city of New York, 
and was justly esteemed as one of its leading citizens. He also held 
high position in the fashionable life of his day. His children were 
Sarah G., (wife of Col. David Lion Gardiner), Elizabeth, Gardiner, 
David Gardiner, Charles Griswold, Mary Gardiner and Frederick 
Diodati. 

Hon. Frederick Diodati Thompson, the present proprietor of Sagti- 
kos Manor, is a graduate of Columbia College and well known both as 
a member of society and as an extensive traveler. His book of travels 
" In the Track of the Sun," has made him well known to the reading 
public. He is a member of the New York Historical Society, New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society and Long Island Historical 
Society, and is connected with some of the most prominent clubs in 
New York City. He was Turkish Commissioner to the Chicago Ex- 
position and was decorated by the Sultan, in recognition of his distin- 
guished services, with the order of the Mejidieh and the Osmanlieh. 



APPENDIX. 471 



THOMPSON ARMS. 

Hon. Samuel Buel Gardiner, who married Mary, daughter of Hon. 
Jonathan Thompson, was the 10th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's 
Island. His children are David G,, Col. John Lyon, 12th Lord of the 
Ancient Manor, and Jonathan Thompson. 

Descendants of Richard Smith, 3d, Son of Richard Smith, 2d. 

Richard Smith, 3d, was born April 16, 1696. He married, first, Anna 
Sears, and had children : Sarah, wife of Rev. Naphthalai Daggett, and 
Nancy, wife of Abner Smith, 2d. 

He married 2d, Martha Howell, Sept. 7, 1730, and had children : 

Martha, born July 10, 1731, married Andrew Sanford. 

Hannah, born September 9, 1732. 

Charity, born January 17, 1737, married John Adams. 

Elisha, born June 5, 1739. 

Gloriana, born May 5, 1741, married Joseph Bryant. 

Phebe, born August 19, 1743, married Nathaniel Piatt. 

Isaac, born October 30, 1745, died August 23, 1775. 

Isaac Smith inherited the homestead of his grandfather at Nisse- 
quogue. He married Margaret Theal, March 28, 1771, and left two 
children : Richard, who married Julia Bryan, but left no children. He 
died July 28, 1819, in his 43d year. 

Mary, who left no children. 

Phebe Smith, daughter of Richard and Martha Smith, married 
Nathaniel Piatt, of Smithtown, and afterwards of Plattsburg, N. Y., 
Nov. 10, 1776. Their children were: George W., Isaac S„ Hannah, 
Phebe, and Maria. 



472 APPENDIX. 

Bailey Family. 

This family, of which Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey, U. S. N., was 
so distinguished a representative, are descended from Richard Smith, 
the Patentee, in several different lines. 

Phebe, daughter of Nathaniel and Phebe (Smith) Piatt, married 
Judge William Bailey, of Plattsburgh, N. Y. Their children were 
Phebe, Admiral Theodorus Bailey, (born April 12, 1805, died Feb. 10, 
1877), John W., Henry, Nathaniel P., James and Mary. 

Isaac S. Piatt, son of Nathaniel and Phebe (Smith) Piatt, married 
Dorothy, daughter of Richard Smith (son of Ebenezer, 1st, and grand- 
son of Richard Smith, 2nd.) Their daughter Sarah Ann married 
Admiral Theodorus Bailey. Their children are Anna P., Theodora, 
Sarah R., Margaret S. and Edmund S. 

Edmund S. Bailey, son of Admiral Theodorus Bailey, married Mary 
Beekman, daughter of Charles Scott McKnight. Their children are : 
Theodorus, Florence Beekman, Mary De Peyster and Edmund Smith. 

The collateral lines of descent are shown by the following tables : 

Bit hard Smith, lit Kir hard Smith, 1st 

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Richard, 2nd Job, 1st 

Ebenezer Job, 2d 

Richard, 4th Anna, m. Ebenezer Smith 

Dorothy, 111. Isaac S. Piatt Richard Smith, 4th 

Sarah Ann, in Adm. Theodorus Bailey. Dorothy, m. Isaac S. Piatt 

I I 

Edmnnd S. Bailey. Sarah Ann, m. Adm. Theodoras Bailey. 

Edmnnd S. Bailey. 

Richard Smith, 1st Richard Smith, 1st 

Adam Richard, 2nd 

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Edmnnd Richard, 3d 

Sarah, m. Richard Smith, 4th Phebe, m. Nathaniel Piatt 

I I 

Dorothy, 111. Isaac S. Piatt Phebe, m. Wm. Bailey 

Sarah Ann, m. Adm. Theodorus Bailey Adm, Theodorus Bailey 

Edmuud S. Bailey. Edmund S. Bailey. 

Richard Smith, 1st 

I 
Job, 1st 

Job, 2d 

I 

Charity, m. Edmund Smith 

Sarah, m. Richard Smith, 4th 

Dorothy, m. Isaac S. Piatt 

Sarah Ann, m. Adm. Theodorus Bailey 

Edmund S. Bailey. 




THEODORUS BAILEY, 
Rear Admiral, U. S. N. 



APPENDIX. 475 

Piatt Lineage. 

The ancestor of the Piatt family was Richard Piatt, (son of Joseph,) 
who was baptized Sept. 28, 1603, in Barrington, a village near Hartford- 
shire, England. 

He came to this country in 1638 and settled in New Haven, and 
afterwards Milford, Conn. He died in 1684. His son, Epenetus Piatt, 
was baptized July 12, 1646. With his older brother Isaac he removed 
from Milford to Huntington, L. I., in 1666. He married Phebe Wood 
in 1667. He was commissioned captain of a company of militia in 
Suffolk County, May 3, 1689, and filled many offices of honor and 
trust. His son, Jonas Piatt, was born April 24, 1684, and purchased 
a farm at Sunk Meadow, in Smithtown, in 1717. The name of his wife 
is yet unknown. He was drowned "at Amboy in the Jerseys," March 
25, 1731, aged 47. His sister, Elizabeth, married Jonathan Smith, 2d, 
She was born March 1, 1682. 

Jonas Piatt left one son, Zephaniah Piatt, born 1704, died 1778, who 
married Hannah Saxton, in Huntington, 1730. His second wife was 
Anna, daughter of Job Smith, 2d, and widow of Ebenezer Smith, (son 
of Richard, 2d.) Several large tracts of land were laid out to him in 
1736, and his homestead at Sunk Meadow still remains in the posses- 
sion of his descendants. His children by his first wife were: Jonas, 
Zephaniah, Nathaniel, Charles, Hannah and Elizabeth. By second 
wife : Jeremiah, Daniel, Sarah and Dorothea. 

Nathaniel Piatt was born in 1742. He was ensign in Capt. Joseph 
Lewis' Company, in Huntington, L. I., 1758, and captain of a company 
in Dutchess County, under Colonel Martin, in 1760. He was one of 
the founders of Plattsburg, and died there in 1816. He married Phebe, 
daughter of Richard Smith, 3d. His son, Isaac S. Piatt, married 
Dorothy, daughter of Richard Smith, 4th, and their daughter, Sarah 
Ann, married Admiral Theodorus Bailey. 

Jonas Piatt, (oldest son of Zephaniah,) married Temperance, 
daughter of Ebenezer Smith, 1st, son of Richard, 2d. He died in 1775, 
aged 44. His wife died March 12, 1813. Among his children were CoL 
Richard Piatt, who was aide to Gen. Montgomery, in the expedition to 
Quebec, and Elizabeth, who married Rev. David Schuyler Bogart. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Bogart died Oct. 26, 1841, and her distinguished hus- 
band died July 10, 1839. 

Col. Richard Piatt married Sarah Aspinwall. He died in 1830, leav- 
ing two sons, William and Hamilton. He was one of the bravest 
officers of the Revolution. 



474 APPENDIX. 

[Note.— Richard Smith (son of Isaac Smhh, son of Richard, 3d), inherited the homestead 
of his graudfather. On his farm were extensive beds of shells left by the Indians. These he 
used as fertilizer on his farm, and sold them to others. From this he was popularly known 
as "Shell Dick," a name which was not given in ridicule, or at all derogatory, for he was a 
worthy man. He was the last male descendant of Richard, 3d.— W. S. P.] 



Descendants of Samuel Smith, Son of the Patentee. 

Samuel Smith was born in 1654 and died April 2, 1717. His home- 
stead was at Nissequogue on the west side of the "Horse Race" road, 
and north of the residence of the heirs of Caleb T. Smith. His son 
" Quaker" Richard sold it to Daniel Smith, 2nd. 

Samuel Smith married Hannah Longbotham. Their children were 
Obadiah, Richard, (called "Quaker" Richard), Mary, Phebe, wife of 
Nathaniel Brewster, and Hannah, wife of John Stratton. 

Obadiah Smith was born Aug. 16, 1687, died Nov. 25, 1765. He 
married Susanna Stevens, who died March 23, 1770. Their children 
were Wm„ born Oct. 24, 1712; Elizabeth, born Sept. 15, 1714; Samuel, 
born May 29, 17 16 ; Obadiah, 2nd, born March 1, 1720 ; Sarah, born Dec. 
11, 1722; Stephen, born Sept. 15, 1726; Alexander, born Aug. 15, 1728; 
Philetus, born Oct. 24, 1730, died Dec. 22, 1800; Susannah, born Aug. 
1, I73 2 - 

Elizabeth married Scudder ; Susannah married Richards. 

Philetus Smith married, Jan. 8, 1766, Phebe, daughter of Timothy 
and Mary Tredwell. She was born Jan. 18, 1741, died March 20, 1778. 
Their children were Timothy Treadwell, born Jan. 17, 1768, died Oct. 
24, 1803; Alexander, born Feb. 9. 1770, died Jan. 17, 1801 ; Hannah, 
born Oct. 27, 1774, died Oct. 5, 1801, and Elias, who died April 1831. 

Elias Smith married Lorana Robbins. Their children were Joseph 
W., Phebe Tredwell, born Sept. 2, 1801 ; Alexander, Sarah M., and 
Hannah A. 

Phebe Tredwell Smith married Leonard W. Lawrence, of Flushing. 
Their children were Alexander, S., Anna Willis, William Charles, born 
March 27, 1827, and Amelia. 

William Charles Lawrence married Elizabeth, daughter of Major 
Ebenezer Smith. Their children are Charles Embree, (who married 
Julia Strong, and has children Elizabeth Tunstall, Arthur Brewster 
and Marcia Embree) ; Anna Willis, (who married Charles Hilton Brown 
and has one daughter, Gladys Alberta), and Leonard W., deceased. 

Obadiah Smith, 2d, had wife Elizabeth, who died Oct. 15, 1769, aged 
43. Their children were William, born Sept. 10, 1751; Samuel, born 



APPENDIX. 475 

June 25, 1753; David, born Sept. 4, 1755; and Lucius, born November 
9. 1758. 

David Smith married Martha, daughter of Jonas Mills. She was 
born May 11, 1760, died Aug. 10, 1826. Their children were: Jonas 
Mills, born March 14, 1779; Ebenezer, born Dec. 8, 1782; Obadiah, 
born Feb. 10, 1785; David Willis, born April 9, 1790, died April 10, 
1886; and Elizabeth. 

Jonas Mills Smith married Anna, daughter of James Mapes. Their 
children were: James P., born Dec. 22, 1802 ; Elizabeth, wife of James 
Clayton ; Jonas, (lost at sea) ; Martha, wife of Jonas Mills ; and Alfred, 
born Dec. 15, 1811. 

James P. Smith had, among other children, a daughter Sarah J., who 
married Robert A. Gregory. Their daughter Minnie is the wife of 
Eugene A. Demonet, living at 395 Park Place, Brooklyn. 

David Willis Smith had a son Ebenezer W. Smith, now living in 
Smithtown. He married Phebe Doxee, and has two sons, Theodore 
W. and Henry Chatfield. 

Descendants of Richard Smith, Son of Samuel, called 
"Quaker Richard." 

He married Elizabeth Tallman. For his children see page 42. 

Mary Smith, daughter of Samuel, son of the Patentee, married, first, 
James Smith, an Englishman, and had a son, Samuel. She married, 
second, Thomas Liscom, and had children, Thomas and Tabitha. She 
married, third, Jacob Munsell, and had children, Jacob and Alexander. 
The house of Mary Liscom is very frequently mentioned in the Records. 
Now the residence of Mrs. Samuel O. Smith. 

Descendants of Adam Smith, Son of the Patentee. 

Adam Smith died in 1720. He married Elizabeth Brown, of Boston, 
and left an only son, Edmund Smith, 1st, who married, first, Susannah, 
daughter of Richard Floyd; second, Mary, daughter of Henry Smith. 
His children were Edmund, 2nd, Floyd, Margaret, wife of Richard 
Woodhull ; Adam, Thomas, and Anna, (who married Obadiah Smith, 
son of Daniel, 2d). 

Thomas Smith married Mary, daughter of Jonathan Thompson, and 
they had one child, Anna, who married Richard Floyd. 

Edmund Smith, 2d, married, first, Charity, daughter of Job Smith, 
2d ; second, Mary, daughter of Nicoll Floyd, May 4, 1763. His children 



47$ APPENDIX. 

were Nathaniel, who left no issue; Sarah, wife of Richard Smith, 4th, 
(son of Ebenezer, 1st) ; Charity, Edmund and Susan. 

Floyd Smith, son of Edmund, 1st, married Clarrissa Helme, and had 
children : Jesse, Charity, Temperance. 

Descendants of Daniel Smith, Son of the Patentee. 

Daniel Smith probably died before 171 5. He married, first, Ruth 
Tooker; second, Mary Holton. He left children: Daniel, 2d, Solomon, 
Deborah, Irene, Sarah and Mary. (A family record made by Richard 
Smith, 4th, states that he had a daughter Lorinda, who married Thomas 
Skidmore, and had children : Daniel, John and Mary.) Mary married 
Zebulon Bunce. 

Sarah married Jacob Rogers. Deborah married Col. Rudyard. 

Solomon Smith was born in 1704 and died June 20, 1782. He mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of Jacob Conkling, of Huntington. Their chil- 
dren were : Job, born Feb. 16, 1731 ; Phebe, wife of Piatt Carll ; Jeffrey, 
born March 3, 1734, died 1812; Alexander, Margaret, wife of Nathaniel 
Smith, (son of Job, 2d,) Hannah, wife of Alexander Fleet, and Theo- 
dosia, wife of Benjamin Hutchinson. 

Descendants of Daniel Smith, 2d. 

Daniel Smith, 2d, was born in 1691, and died Jan. 13, 1763. He 
married, first, Hannah Brewster. She was born in 1698, and died June 
14, 1761. Their children were : 

Daniel, born March 1, 1720, died Sept. 10, 1795. 

Obadiah, born May 25, 1722, died April 28, 1794. 

Caleb, born June 25, 1724, died Oct. 23, 1800. 

Ruth, born Dec. 16, 1726, married Job Smith, 2d. 

Deborah, born January 29, 1729, second wife of Epenetus Smith, ist- 

Joshua, born Oct. 11, 1732. 

Mary, born May 25, 1735, married Judge Wm. Smith, of "Tangiers" 
family. 

Micah, born Sept. 13, 1739. 

Daniel Smith married, 2nd, Tabitha, daughter of Nicoll Floyd, and 
sister of Gen. Wm. Floyd. They had one child, Elizabeth who died at 
the age of 19. After the death of Daniel Smith his widow married 
Daniel Reeve. She died May 27, 181 2, aged 78. 

Obadiah Smith married Anna, daughter of Edmund Smith, 1st. She 
died April 29, 1814, aged 82. They had children : Mary, born March 



APPENDIX. 477 

16, 1759, (married Abraham Woodhull, Nov. 25, 1781) ; Adam, born 
March 14, 1761, died July, 1830; Ruth, born Oct. 30, 1765, (married 
Timothy Carll.) 

Adam Smith married Charity, daughter of Thomas Rudyard. Their 
children were Daniel, Temperance, Lyman Beecher, (born Jan. 23 ( 
1804, died Aug. 21, 1881) ; Alanson, Charity, Anne and Abigail. Lyman 
Beecher Smith married Phebe, daughter of Epenetus Smith, 2nd, and 
left children, Coe D„ Phebe, Nancy B., Georgiana, John A., Adrian, 
Mary E. and Ella M. 

Descendants of Joshua Smith, Son of Daniel, 2d. 

Joshua Smith died in 1814. He married Hannah Smith, daughter of 
Ebenezer Smith, 1st., Oct. 28, 1761. Their children were Joshua, 2nd, 
Ebenezer, Daniel E., Nancy, Deborah and Hannah. 

Joshua Smith, 2d, was born in 1764, died 1845. He married, first, Mary 
Blydenburgh ; second, Ruth Smith ; third, Deborah, daughter of Epe- 
netus Smith, 1st. Their children were Major Ebenezer, born 1795, died 
1879; Ruth, Joshua B., Hannah and Almy. 

Major Ebenezer Smith married Sarah, daughter of Caleb Smith, 2d, 
and had sons, Ethelbert M. Smith and Caleb T. Smith. 

Joshua B. Smith was one of the most prominent men in Suffolk 
County and held many officers of honor and trust. He left one daugh- 
ter, Ellen, who married Dr. James R. Mowbray. She was the last of 
the race who owned the ancestral mansion of Joshua Smith at Haup- 
pauge. 

Descendants of Caleb Smith, Son of Daniel Smith, 2nd. 

Caleb Smith married Martha, daughter of William Henry Smith, 
(son of Col. William Smith of the "Tangiers" family), March 3, 1755. 
They had children : Paul Theodore, Caleb, 2d, and Martha. 

Caleb Smith, 2d, was born Sept. 22, 1762, died Dec. 5, 1831. He 
married, in 1795, Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron Smith, 2d. They had 
children : Sarah, wife of Ebenezer Smith, (son of Joshua, 2d) ; Martha, 
wife of Thomas Mills, Elizabeth, wife of Richard Blydenburgh, and 
Caleb, 3. 

Paul Theodore Smith was born 1759, died April 25, 1813. His wife, 
Elizabeth Van Wyck, died Dec. 17, 1847, aged 75. Their children were : 
Caleb, Theodorus, Richard, Wm. H., Samuel T., Miriam, (born 1800' 
died 1897, married Ebenezer Blydenburgh); Sarah, wife of Aaron S. 
Vail, and Jane, wife of David W. Smith. 



478 APPENDIX. 

Richard Smith, son of Paul Theodore, married Julia, daughter of 
Epenetus Smith, 2d. Their children are : Matilda, wife of Egbert 
Lewis ; Victor F., Caroline, wife of Selah Wickes ; Julia, wife of George 
West ; Phebe, Jane and J. Otis. 

Victor F. Smith married Helen Davis and has children, Richard W., 
Mary C. J. and Edward E. Smith, the present Town Clerk of Smithtown. 

J. Otis Smith, for many years Justice of the Peace in Smithtown- 
married Kate, daughter of John Wickes, 1861. Their children are : 
Leila L., wife of Henry W. Chardeayne, and Carrie S. 

Caleb Smith, 3d, son of Caleb, 2d, was born August 28, 1809, died 
March 9, 1874. He married, Jan. 16, 1833, Harriet A., daughter of 
Samuel Bailey. Their children are Mary E., wife of J. Otis Averill ; 
Hattie A., wife of Charles H. Burtis, and Robert Bailey Smith, who is 
now living at Commack, on the ancestral homestead, which has been 
handed down from father to son since the original survey in 1735. 

Descendants of Job Smith, Son of the Patentee. 

Job Smith died about 17 19. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Thompson, Esq., of Setauket. Their children were Job, 2d, Richard, 
(called " Saint Richard") ; Timothy, Aaron, James, Joseph, and Eliza- 
beth, who is said to have been the second wife of Rev. Daniel Taylor, 
the first minister in Smithtown. 

Job Smith, 2d, was born March 9, 1679, and died in 1740. He mar- 
ried Dorothy Woodhull, probably daughter of Richard Woodhull, 2d. 
She was born Feb. 13, 1687. They were married Jan. 16, 1712. Their 
children were : 

Charity, born Oct. 24, 1712, married Edmund Smith, 2d. 

Temperance, born June 19, 1714. 

Anna, born April 14, 17 17. (She married, first, Ebenezer Smith, 1st ; 
second, Zephaniah Piatt.) 

Job, 3d, born Jan. 14, 1719. 

Epenetus, born Jan. 1, 1723, died Aug. 8, 1803. 

Nathaniel, born Sept. 16, 1729, died 1783. 

Elizabeth, born April 5, 1721, married Daniel Smith, 3d. 

Descendants of Timothy Smith, Son of Job, 1st. 

Timothy Smith married Patience, daughter of Anthony Thompson 
(son of John Thompson of Setauket). Their children were : Timothy, 
2d, Israel, who married Sarah Ackerly and went to New Jersey, (see 
page 230) ; James, Gamaliel, William, Phebe, Mary and Sarah. 



APPENDIX. 479 

Descendants of James Smith, Son of Job, ist. 

James Smith settled in Moriches. He married Jerusha Topping. 
They had children: Matthew, born Sept. 3, 1721 ; Ezekiel, Zebulon, 
Austin, Nathaniel, Francis, Eunice, Keturah, Temperance and Jeremiah. 

Matthew Smith married Ann Howell, probably daughter of Ezekiel 
Howell, son of Col. Matthew, of Southampton. She was born July 10, 
1730, died Feb. 10, 1800. They had among other children: Jerusha, 
born Feb. 24, 1763, (married Partial Downs, and had a son Matthew, 
born 1770), and Theophilus, who lived in East Moriches, on the farm 
formerly of Ezekiel Howell. He married Gloriana Brewster, born 
August 29, 1774. They had one daughter, Mary Anne, born Dec. 10, 
1799, who married Samuel Osborne, of East Hampton. They left 
children : Mary E., first wife of Dr. John L. Gardiner, and Gloriana, 
wife of Hon. Henry P. Hedges, of Bridgehampton, who has sons 
Samuel O. and Rev. William Hedges. 

Descendants of Joseph Smith, Son of Job, ist. 

He married Mary Aldrich and left children : Joseph, 2d, David, 
Stephen, Gershom, Gilbert, Rhehamah, Jenny, Mary and Mehitable. 
These have many descendants. Gershom had a son Obadiah, who had 
son Fordham, who had son Gideon, who left sons Edgar, Walter and 
Floyd, all living near St. James. 

Gilbert Smith had son Matthew, who had children Leonard, Cornell, 
Louisa, Deborah, Marv A. and Richard, who married Alma Blyden- 
burgh, and has children C. Melville Smith, late Justice of the Peace, 
C. Floyd, Sophia F., wife of Isaac Reeve, Annie, Edward N., and Emi- 
ly A. 

Obadiah Smith, son of Gershom, had a daughter Sarah A., who 
married Ebenezer Livingston Smith. Their son Livingston Smith is a 
practicing lawyer at St. James. 

Descendants of Richard Smith, son of Job ist, called Saint Richard. 

He died about 1657. He married Elizabeth Brush and had children 
Lemuel, Mary and Sybil, wife of Wm. Phillips, son of Rev. George 
Phillips. 

Descendants of Aaron Smith, Son of Job ist. 

He married Serviah Sands, and had children Othniel, Sands, Abijah, 
Jesse, Abner, Sarah and Serviah. 



480 APPENDIX. 

Othniel Smith married Deliverance Longbotham and had children 
Jacob, Abner 2d, Abijah, Sarah and Mary. 

Descendants of Epenetus Smith, Son of Job 2d. 

He married first, Mary, daughter of John Arthur, and widow of 
Wm, Blydenburgh; second, Deborah, daughter of Daniel Smith, 2d. 
His children were John, Samuel, Moses, Mary, wife of Isaac Arthur, 
and Deborah, wife of Joshua Smith. 

Epenetus Smith, 2d, died April 25, 1832, aged 71. He married Rhoda 
Oakley, March 9, 1796. She died Nov. 6, 1855, aged 80. Their children 
were John, (Mavor of San Francisco), Phebe, wife of Lyman Beecher 
Smith, Caroline, wife of David Bryant, Matilda wife of Daniel Smith, 

Julia, wife of Richard Smith (son of Paul Theodore), , wife 

of John West, Rev. Ralph and Samuel Arden. 

Rev. Ralph Smith died Nov. 1, 1867,, aged 56. He married Cornelia, 
daughter of Francis Pelletreau, son of Elias Pelletreau of Southampton. 
She was born Nov. 12, 1813, died May 11, 1874. Their children are 
Henry C, Arden, Cornelia M. and Mary L., wife of George Raymond. 

Samuel Arden Smith was born June 13, 1804, and died Oct, 19, 1884. 

John Smith, son of Epenetus, 2d, was born Oct. 10, 1762, died Feb. 
10, 1832. He married Dorothy, daughter of Nathaniel Smith, son of 
Job, 2d. She was born April 27, 1768, died Dec. 25, 1837. They were 
married August, 1791. Their children were Nathaniel, Moses, John 
C, Margaret, wife of Joseph R. Huntting, Deborah, wife of Wm. Mills, 
Sarah, Isaac, Mary, wife of Bryant Skidmore, Temperance, Hannah F. 
and Epenetus, 3d. 

Epenetus Smith, 3d, was born Aug. 10, 1809, died Sept. 8, 1888. He 
married Julia M. Smith, Feb. 5, 1839. Their children are Temperance 
F., Ann E., Nathaniel J., John R., (deceased), Richard O., (deceased), 
Mary, (deceased), George A. and Henry P., who married Sarah A. 
Taylor, Sept. 10, 1885. Their children are Mary G. T., Henry P., Sarah 
A. and Clinton D. A large amount of the real estate of John Smith 
and his son Epenetus, 3d, is now in possession of Mr. George A. Smith 
and others of the family, more especially lots on Ronkonkomy plains. 

Descendants of Elizabeth Smith, Daughter of Richard Smith, 
the Patentee. 

Elizabeth Smith was the oldest daughter of Richard Smith, and by 
her marriage to William Lawrence of Flushing, she had seven children : 




EPENETUS SMITH. 
1809-1888. 



APPENDIX. 481 

Mary, Thomas, Joseph, Richard, Samuel, Sarah and James. Her 
husband died in 1680, and the following year she married Gov. Philip 
Carteret, of New Jersey. Philip was appointed Governor by his 
brother, Sir George Carteret and Lord John Berkley, to whom New 
Jersey had been granted by the Duke of York, June 23, 1664. Philip 
Carteret arrived in August, 1665, first residing in Amboy, and after- 
wards in Elizabethtown, then the most important town in New Jersey 
having been named after Lady Elizabeth Carteret of Elizabeth Castle, 
in the Isle of Jersey, and wife of Sir George. Gov. Philip Carteret died 
at Elizabethtown in Dec. 1682, leaving no children, and never having 
had any title conferred upon him by the Crown. Sir George Carteret 
died in 1679, an( i was buried in Westminster Abbey. He never visited 
this country. 

Elizabeth, widow of Gov. Philip Carteret, for her third husband mar- 
ried Col. Richard Townley, eighth son of Nicholas Townley, of Little- 
ton, England, and grandson of Charles Townley, who fell at the battle 
of Marston Moor. Col. Townley came over in the suite of Lord Ef- 
fingham Howard, Governor of Virginia, in 1683, and settled in Eliza- 
bethtown. They had two sons, Charles and Effingham Townley. 

Richard Lawrence, son of William Lawrence and Elizabeth Smith, 
had a son, Joseph Lawrence, who had also a son Joseph Lawrence, 2d. 
He had a son Henry Lawrence, who had a son Richard Lawrence, 
whose daughter, Emily L., married Ethelbert M. Smith, Esq., of Smith- 
town. They have five children : Richard Lawrence, Mary Hopeton, 
Ethelbert Marshall, Sarah Lawrence and Carteret Lawrence Smith. 

Joseph Lawrence, eldest son of William and Elizabeth Lawrence, 
married in 1690 Mary, daughter of Col. Townley by his first wife, and 
his youngest daughter, Dorothy, married Francis Howard of Corby, 
who on the 8th of December, 1731, was created first Earl of Effingham. 



482 



APPENDIX 




'TANGIER" SMITH 





LAWRENCE -WASHINGTON 



Arms of " Tangier " Smith, Lawrence and Washington. 
(By favor of Ethelbert M. Smith, Esq.) 

This coat-of-arms was first used by Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton 
Hall, in Lancastershire, England, who was knighted by King Richard 






IISTIDEIX. 



Aaron's Landing 333, 429, 431 

Acatamunk 3 

Adams, Samuel 5 

Ashamawmuk 17 

Arthur, Robert 33 

Arthur, John 431, 553 

Arthur, John S 155, 247, 319 

Arthur, William. 44, 101, 109, 295, 356 

Arthur, Elbert 149, 155 

Arthur, Isaac 131 

Arthur, Joshua 73, 80, 324, 335 

Arthur, Robert 39, 67, 72 

Adams, James , .33 

Ackerley, Moses.. 88, 171, 233,262, 
[270, 271, 281, 303, 323 

Ackerley, Benjamin 47, 338 

Ackerley mill 197 

Ackerley, Richard 149 

Ackerly, N. S 336 

Ackerley, Samuel 348 

Ackerley, Sarah 478 

Agreement for Dividing Land. , .219 

Ayres, Widow 161 

Anning, James 75 

Arthur, Samuel 353 

Arthur, Mary 353 

Arbuckle 386 

Autographs 447, 452 

Bates, Daniel 247, 276, 277, 459 

Bounds of Town.. 10, 165, 166, 341, 

[343, 358, 443 

Brotherton, William 33 

Borden, Mather 42 

Butler, Prescott Hall... 231 242, 296, 
[306, 313 



Bailey family 472 

Barry, Edward 244 

Bowers, Dr x68 

Bushy Neck.. 152, 215, 225, 246, 275 

[ 2 9i. 319. 353, 442, 449 
Biggs, Timothy.. 117, 261, 266, 268, 

[307 
Bread and Cheese Hollow. 55, 73, g6, 

[262, 269, 281, 283, 335 
Brown, Mrs. Charles Hilton.. 276, 

[355, 388, 389, 459. 472 
Blue Grass Lots. . . .50, 296, 367, 442 
Burying Ground. .155, 226, 297, 348 
Babcock, Adam. 49, 74, 214, 229, 333 

Barnes, Ri. W , 207 

Buffett, Hon. W. P 4 6 2 

Burr, Carll S 215 

Brewster, Nathaniel 224 

Brush, Daniel 183 

Burr, Isaac 188, 189 

Burr, Moses 188 

Bunce, Joseph 123, 190 

Brush, Samuel 132, 146 

Brush, Epenetus 142 

Brush, Jonathan 145 

Brush, Moses 145 

Brush, Daniel 13! 

Bridge, Branch ig6 

Bryant, David 141 

Bailey, Samuel 251 

Buffett, William 152, 154, 155 

Buffett, Isaac 128, 129, 131, 336 

Brown, Daniel 135 

Brick Kilns 73 

Bradford, William, Mr 78 



49<5 



INDEX. 



Brush, Smith 82 

Bassett, Henry 382 

Brush, Melville 354 

Bass Creek 44 

Blydenburgh, Richard. .81, 131, 132, 

[136, 163, 173, 178, 264, 265, 276, 287 

Blydenburgh, Benjamin B..104, 122, 

[184, 287, 292 

Blydenburgh, Isaac. 132, 147, 148, 

[152, 292 

Blydenburgh, Joseph. .123, 130, 185, 

[332 

Blydenburgh, Ruth 185 

Blydenburgh, John 109, 136 

Blydenburgh, Daniel 132, 137 

Blydenburgh, Ebenezer.83, 148, 149, 

[156 

Blydenburgh, Wm . 105, 125, 128, 130, 

[152, 162 

Blydenburgh Mills 292, 350 

Blydenburgh, Isaac W 157, 159 

Blydenburgh, Thomas.. 86, 127, 133, 

[449 

Blydenburgh, Jonas B 162 

Blydenburgh, Deborah 332 

Blydenburgh, Theodore 332 

Blydenburgh, John B 68 

Blydenburgh, Hamilton 454 

Blydenburgh Meadow. .422, 427, 430 

Blydenburgh Landing. .276, 287, 320 

35o, 423 

Blydenburgh Islands 431 

Blydenburgh, Selah 171 

Blydenburgh, Timothy 

Blydenburgh, Nathaniel 162 

Crane's Neck 27 

Cuttscumsuck.29, 40, 41,87, 113, '268, 

[310 

Crab Meadow 31 

Congreve, Charles .33, 371, 373, 377, 
[385, 388 

Cow Harbor 3, 4 

Catawamuck 8, 31, 83 

Checkanoe 17 



Creed, William 26 

Conkling, Thomas. 270, 302, 303, 308, 

[323, 325. 370 
Chipman, James.. 251, 277, 335, 337, 

[362, 366, 459 

Crane, Timothy 231 

Carll, Timothy 234, 243 

Conkling, Eunice 54 

Conkling, Gamaliel 86, 183, 215 

Carl, Solomon 183 

Clark, John 188 

Cook, William A 159, 213 

Cook, George 217 

Clark, Peter 217 

Crosgrove, Christopher 222 

Curwin, Nathan 222 

Church 227, 355 

Conklin, Henry... 161, 164, 147, 347 

Conklin, Deborah 323 

Conkling's Pond 456 

Caush, Edward 369 

Carl, Annanias 367, 383 

Crooks, Robert 375, 376, 379 

Carl, Timothy 382 

Cassebone, David 361 

Dickinson, Amos 85, 354 

Daggett, Naphthalai 113 

Daggett, Sarah 113 

Davis, John 41 

Dickinson, James. .. .220, 245, 249, 

255. 275, 278, 287, 291, 315, 318, 

[354, 450 

Davis, Charles 270, 303 

Darling.. 82, 125, 129, 133, 144, 150, 
[188, 214, 289, 299, 333 

De Honneur. Rachel 56 

Daniel, Isaac 52 

Dayton, Mary 181 

Davis' Mill Pond 197, 251 

Davis, Jedediah 147 

Davis, Capt. Lewis W 337 

Dongan, Walter 68 

Dennis, William 96 

Demonet, Mrs. Minnie 475 



INDEX. 



497 



Division of Land 447 

Emmett, Devereux 461 

Ely. 236, 355 

Embree, John 61 

Eagles 9 

Fox, Joseph 42 

Fanning, James 41, 308, 325 

Ferguson, John. . ..249, 363, 451, 461 
Fifty Acre Lots. .47, 54, 95, 214, 247, 

[269, 271, 273, 286, 320, 321, 452 

Fanning, Hannah 262, 263, 309 

Floyd, Jesse W 295 

Floyd, Tabitha 51, 317 

Floyd, Nicoll, 51, 93, 317 

Floyd, Ruth 51 

Floyd, Thomas 178 

Floyd, John 120, 130, 187, 367 

Floyd, Charles 148, 225, 317 

Floyd, Family Appendix 

Fresh Pond 73, 76 

Fish Pond 324 

Fleet, Luke 82 

Gibb, Andrew 33, 65, 363, 386 

Gardiner, Lyon n, 17, 34 

Gardiner, David 4 

Gardiner Family 469 

Gleason, Rev. Luther 216, 225 

Gould, Benjamin 82, 234, 318 

Going Over River. . .70, 87, 241, 410, 

[411, 416, 417, 422, 430, 431, 432 
Goalet, Widow. . . . 257, 278, 288, 320 

Garrard, Isaac 141, 142 

Gildersleeve, Ri 331 

Geese and Ducks 101, 102 

Gibbs, Thomas 363 

Gibbs, William 363 

Gravely Hill 197 

Handley, Richard H 215, 388 

Hawkins' Field 43 

Harries, Misses 41, 44, 215 

Havens, Hon. John S.. . . " 39 

Hedges, Hon. H. P 479 

Howell, Col. Matthew 39 

Hudson, Stephen I, 23 



Huntington Controversy 10, 34 

Hog Pond 235 

Hauppauge 236, 248, 353, 363 

Hay Hollow 45, 256, 361 

Huntting, John S 245 

Handshaw, John 289 

Hart, Joshua 54, 55 

Helme, William 47 

Hawkins, James 86, 188 

Hale, Henry 214 

Hawkins, Jonas 143 

Hubbs, Ira 146, 161 

Hallock, Samuel 136 

Hunting, Joseph R 148, 159 

Hudson, John L 150 

Harned, Jacob 155 

Hubbs, George H 163, 215 

Horse Beat 289, 300, 325 

Harrison, Isaiah 288 330, 453* 

Horse Race .- . . . 87, 318 

Hazzard, Margaret 328 

Hollow, Great 61 

Hawkins, Gilbert 82 

Howell, Elizabeth 453 

Higbee, Thomas 374.376 

Higbee, Josiah 378, 388 

Hallock, John 399 

Horse Path 410, 422, 427, 430 

Horse Island 424 

Hitchcock, Welcome R., Mrs. . . .348 
Indians. .1, 5, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 27, 28 

Indian Head 55, 215, 281 

Ilbeham, Nathaniel 91 

Jones' Point... 55, 235, 283, 284, 331, 

[414, 428 

Jones, Jonathan. . .170, 256, 264, 276, 

[3" 

Jones, Benjamin 60 

Jones, John 331 

James' Neck. .50, 58, 63, 75, 197, 257, 

[258, 317, 36o 

Jayne, Ebenezer. . .147, 188, 215, 442 

Jayne, Joseph 83, 137, 217, 457 

Jayne, James 119 



498 



INDEX. 



Jayne, William 341, 366 

Jarvis, Nicholas 145 

James Creek 74, 75 

Jarvis, Daniel 86 

Jarvis, John 86 

Jackson, Robert 346 

Jeffryes, Jeffrey, Sir 378 

Johnson, William 376, 379 

Jacob's Well 406 

Ketcham, Nathaniel 270, 281, 323 

Ketcham, Edward 284, 331 

Ketcham, Solomon. 179, 335, 378, 386 

Kenyon, W. W 289 

Kingsland, Mr 42 

Keenan, John 213 

Kenedy, Benjamin 387, 388 

Lawson, Wm. S 467 

Lawrence, Deborah. 36, 224,248,250, 

[281, 285, 289, 291, 298, 307, 322, 330 

Lawrence, Daniel. .88, 97, 222, 261, 

265, 280, 283, 309 

Lawrence, Elizabeth H 275 

Lawrence, Richard 287, 365, 430 

Lawrence, John 14, 42 

Lawrence, Leonard W 157, 159 

Lawrence, Phebe T 333 

Lawrence, Obadiah 339 

Lawrence, William 65, 365 

Lawrence, Family Appendix 

Lawrence, William, 500 acres, 282, 
[286, 330, 362, 365, 457 

Long Beach 67, 72, 87, 103, 235, 

236, 255, 257, 260, 267, 328, 353, 

[385, 408 

Long Lots... 197, 262, 271, 281, 290, 

[301, 312, 314, 325, 362 

Little Beach 87, 93, 364 

Liscom, Mary 227, 246, 269, 274, 

[277, 293, 307, 360 

Liscom, Thomas 235 

Landings. .89, 125, 129, 133, 136, 145, 

161, 164, 167, 201, 215, 219, 242, 

245, 257, 276, 287, 306, 332, 347, 

[350, 357, 423, 427 



Lenhart, Frederick 215, 225, 275 

[319, 442, 450 

Long Branch 279, 305 

Little Lots 252, 325 

Lane, Daniel 9 

Lewis, Jonathan 36 

Lewis, Alexander .....136, 140 

Long Field 48 

L'Hommedieu, Joseph 136 

L'Hommedieu, Daniel 155, 156 

L'Hommedieu, Jehil 86 

L'Hommedieu, John 117 

Longbotham 155, 389 

Long Cove 64 

Lewis, Rev. Mr 105 

Lottery for Church 389 

Munsell, Jacob 235, 360, 364 

Munsell, Alexander 235 

Mowbray, Mrs. Jarvis 33, 236 

Marchant, Shubal..8o, 249, 259, 277, 

[297, 311, 360 

Mill.. 87, 93, 251, 252, 259, 266, 275, 

[287, 316, 319, 327, 336, 351, 459 

Mill, Old.101, 277, 304, 348, 350, 363, 

[422 

Mills, Timothy 72, 278, 287, 320 

Mills Pond 31, 53, 287 

Memanusack 1, 31 

Moriches, East 39, 356 

Muirson, Dr. George 43, 388 

Meadow, Adam Smith's 229 

Miller, Timothy 186 

Mulford, Elias, John 133, 211 

Mills Family 492 

Mapes, James 137 

Miller, James S 82, 141 

Meeting House... 172, 173, 196, 225, 
[287, 355 

Mosier, John 61, 65 

Muncy, Francis 97 

Mott, John 376, 379 

Moon, Thomas 379 

Meadows 350,391,408,423 

Norton, George. 90, 95, 276, 353, 456 



INDEX. 



499 



Northeast Branch.. 6l, 65, 236, 243, 

[259, 275, 278, 301, 311, 320, 361 

Northfield..56, 69, 78, 239, 257, 295, 

[296, 347 

Nissequogue. .226, 237, 240, 255, 294, 

[3i6 

Nissequogue Club 245, 320 

Nissequogue River. .33, 41, 45, 65, 6q 
Nissequogue, Head of . .208, 344, 345. 

[387 

Nodine, Elias 38 

Nicoll, William 56, 344 

North Neck 57. 58 

Nichol, Benjamin 156, 215, 388 

Nichol, Abraham 144, 151, 171 

Nichol, Jesse 127 

Nichol, Isaac 131. 147 

Nichol, Jonas 131 

Nichol, Jacob 128, 160, 329 

Nichol, Paul 128, 388 

Negroes I 7° 

Newton 95. 132 

Old Field 27 

Piatt, Zephaniah 270, 302, 308 

Piatt, Jonas 281, 303 

Piatt, Col. Richard 3°3. 473 

Piatt, Nathaniel 33 

Pelletreau 468, 469, 480 

Pesapunk Branch 32,282 

Parsonage Land 44, 215, 240, 294 

Pond Neck 3°5 

Pig Creek 32, 53. 238, 258, 260 

Phillips, George. 37, 82, 89, 108, 163, 
[357, 389 

Padie, Mr ..23, 2 4 

Porpoise Channel 5°. 54 

Post, Allison 143, 144, 442 

Paxton, John 144 

Petty, James 82, 148, 150 

Poor House. 90, 92, 129, 131, 133. I3 6 > 
[138, 143, 148, 151, i fi i» 457 

Pound 82, 132 

Parsonage Land. 78, 104, no, 347, 348 
Piatt, Jonas 80, 81, 85 J 



Piatt Smith Farm 87, 88 

Pig Creek 93, 100, 361, 406 

Pond Neck 305, 365, 445 

Pesapunk Branch 33b 

Pine Point 216, 350, 416, 425, 430 

Petty, Gardiner 357 

Parsonage Meadow 216, 429, 432 

Phyfe, James W 333. 334 

Ronkonkoma Plains.. 45, 48, 50, 51, 

[227, 293, 297, 311, 321 

Ronkonkoma Pond.. 5, 48, 268, 274, 

[279. 344. 346 

Rassapeage. .32, 33, 47. 5°. 64. 69, 71, 

[238, 267, 363, 406 

Rassapeage, North 238, 254, 258, 

[295, 360, 443 

Rassapeage Old 233,259,360 

Rock Cove 261, 284, 302, 308 

Ruscoe, Samuel 26 

Roe, John 3& 

Rattlesnake Swamp 303. 3 2 3 

Round Swamp 242 

Rolph, John 206 

Reeve, Barnabas 88, 115 

Robins, Van Hackley 336, 3 8 7 

Ruggles, Charles H 343 

Russett, Mrs 348 

Stony Brook. .10, 31, 33, 48, 264, 272, 
[273. 3i8, 321, 365 

Setauket 49 

Sherewog 49 

Spring Lots 5<> 

Stony Brook Harbor. 52, 67, 294, 305,. 
[312, 316, 360, 391 

Sills, Humphrey 57. 61, 65, 

Scudder, David 68 

Scott, Capt. John 18, 20 

Saffine 21, 25, 

Sunk Meadow.. 64, 72, 269, 302, 309, 
[323. 335. 336 

Swamp, North 259, 316, 363 

Swamp, Great 97, 299 

Swamp, Little 97, 299 

Seaman, Zebulon 21s 



500 



INDEX. 



Spectacle Pond 261, 307 

Skidmore, John 88, 95, 283, 303 

Soper, Ezra, Jonah 141, 183, 203 

Seeley, Stephen 116 

Stocks 125 

Stadge, Cornelius 127 

Scallops 136 

Spring Hollow 199, 313, 316 

Scudder, Thomas 70,72 

Scudder, Moses 86 

Seacord, Daniel 333 

Sandy Hollow 85 

Saxton, Israel 99, 389 

Saxton, William. . . .99, 100, 101, 355 

Saxton, Isaac 92 

Stratton, John 336 

Steep Banks 357, 448 

Seacord's Dock 201 

Talmadge, Rev. Benjamin 49 

Taylor, Rev. Daniel. .75, 79, 96, 214, 
[289, 290, 299, 452, 487 

Taylor, Jemima 452 

Taylor, Nathaniel 50 

Taylor, William, Jacob. .122, 132, 335 
Tooker, Dr. Wm. Wallace.. . .28, 386 

Townley, Elizabeth 36, 37 

Tuttle, Ezra A 39 

Terrill's river 39 

Tourneur, Daniel 41 

Tallman, Peter 42 

Three Sister Harbor. .63, 71, 75, 273, 

[327 

Townsend, George 179,283 

Tessler, Xena 215 

Treadwell, Timothy. .. .85, 323, 334, 
[375, 388 

Treadwell, Thomas 335 

Tillotson, Eleazer 86, 332 

Tillotson, John 362 

Treadwell's Neck 334 

Totten, Simeon 335 

Tooker. John 73 

Terry, Shadrack 112, 113 

Townley, Effingham 68 



1 Thompson family 469 

Thompson, Hon. Frederick Diodati 

[470 

Treadwell, Mary 386 

Taylor, Nathaniel 451 

Taylor, Gamaliel 451 

Thatch Beds, survey 389 

Thatch Yard 426 

Van Dam, Rip 372, 375 

Van Dam, Richard. 373, 375, 376,377 

Vail, John 157, 188, 214 

Vail, Sarah 216 

Vail, Samuel 128 

Vector, Louis 215 

Wickham, Mrs. William H. . . .51, 75 

Winthrop, Wait 58, 59 

Winnecomack.. .28, 33, 179, 252, 329, 

[345 
Unshemanuck 31 

Wheeler, Timothy.. 33, 208, 344, 363 
Wheeler, Charles. .153, 185, 244, 297 

Wheeler, Thomas 182 

Wheeler, Jacob 177 

Wheeler, George 192, 215 

Water, Daniel 42 

Wyandance 3, 8, 16, 26 

Woodhull, R 5, 9, 33 

Woodhull, Dorothy 5 

Wood, Edmund, Jonas, Jeremy, 

Timothy, John. I, 5, 25, 26, 27, 

L294 

Whitehead, Daniel.. 1, 5, 23, 25, 442 

Wickes, Thomas 11, 15 

Whitman, Joseph 13, 15 

Whitman, Isaac 251 

Whitman, John 368, 374, 376 

Whitman, Zebulon 369 

Whitman's Hollow. .15, 367, 374, 376, 

[379. 387, 444 

White, Stamford 461 

Willett, Thomas 23, 25 

Willett, Richard 245, 278 

Watering Places.. 214, 244, 246, 256, 
[264, 307, 337, 357 



INDEX. 



5or 



Willett, Piatt 131 

WyandanceClub. . 197, 215, 251, 286 

Woodhull, Abraham 243 

White, Stanford 242 

Wolf Pit Branch 63, 182 

Weeks, Gilbert 135, 190 

Wickes, John 195 

Wickes, Moses 195 

Wickes, Elnathan..i96, 375, 378, 386 



Wickes, John 329 

Willis, Amos 171 

Wheeler, Jeremiah 114 

Wheeler, Henry 85, 86 

Ward, Capt 129 

Wood close 320 

Winganhappauge 386 

Wickes, Elias 375 

Ward's Thatchbed 410, 424 



SPECIAL INDEX-HIGHWAYS. 



Head of River 85, 87 

Landing Road 85, 184 

Country Road 86, 275 

By Meeting House 86 

Going Over River 87 

Nissequogue 87, 115 

Long Beach 87 

Mills' Pond .87 

Horse Race 87 

On West Side of River 87 

Sunk Meadow 58,183, 195, 209 

Jones' Point 86 

Indian Head 88 

Head of Harbor 88, 89 

To Islip 89 

Between Smithtown and Brookhaven 

[89 

To Indian Head 129, 131 

Winnecomack 178, 195 

From Paul Smith's to Islip. . 179, 190, 

[193, 196, 208 
Willitts' Path 178, 181, 190, 193, 

[196, 208, 252 
Between Islip and Smithtown. . .179 

By Caleb Smith's 181 

Horse Race 240, 241 



On Islip Line 181 

Hither Brook 184, 188 

Indian Head 184, 187, 195 

By Charles Wheeler's 185 

Nissequogue 186, 187, 233, 234 

Through 50 Acre Lots. .182, 186, 209 
At Blydenburgh's Landing. .188, 194 
On Huntington Line... 189, 198, 202 

Winnecomack Line 190, 207 

Rattlesnake Swamp 190 

Cord wood Road 191 

Nissequogue Road 196 

Spring Hollow 198 

To Seacord's Dock 201 

To Bread and Cheese Hollow.. . .203 

Hog Pond Road 209 

From St. James to Country Road. 210 

River Road 212, 214, 317 

Meadow Road 88, 214 

Short Beach 233 

Swamp Path 247, 259 

Horse Beat 252, 289, 299 

To Old Mill 295, 304 

From Country Road to Islip 311 

To Mills' Pond 320 



502 



INDEX. 

SPECIAL INDEX-SMITH. 



In this Index only the most important places where the names occur 
are noted. 



Smith, Richard, ist 3, 6, 19, 27 

Richard, 2d. . .27, 34, 37, 465 

Richard, 3d. .37, 39, 254, 448, 

[471, 474 

Richard, 4th 466 

Richard, 5th 466 

Richard, "Quaker". .42, 451, 

[458 

Richard, "Saint". 70, 264,401, 

[478 

Richard B 44, 59, 75, 331, 

[365, 452, 466 
Richard, "Shell Dick". . .260, 

[47i, 474 

Richard H 243, 443 

Robert B. .17, 18, 28, 359, 478 
Nathaniel of Sherewogue.463 

Adam 27, 49,69 

Aaron 44, 288, 289 

Obadiah.41, 54, 448, 474, 496 

Jonathan 27, 35, 464 

Samuel. . .27, 34, 35, 458, 474 

Daniel, ist 27, 59, 359 

Daniel, 2d 476 

J. Lawrence, Hon. 28, 37, 347, 

[461, 466 

Joshua, ist 33, 363 

Joshua, 2d 159, 236, 364 

Piatt. 34, 55, 225, 227, 321, 414 

Nathaniel 39, 467 

Job 27, 35, 448 

Ebenezer, ist 40, 365 

Ebenezer, 2d. 46, 292,304, 305 

James 41, 479 

Edward E 478 

Ethelbert M . 352, 477, 482, 490 

Edward H. L 466, 490 

Caleb T 241, 244, 490 



Smith, Woodhull 442, 466 

Theron L...282, 286, 331, 443 

Edmund, "Grant" 453 

Joel L. G 367, 453, 467 

Milton H 454 

Clinton G 454 

Edmund Thomas. . .232, 331, 

[367, 456 

Dubois 310, 454 

Thomas 423, 456 

Stephen 53, 327, 458 

Edward Henry, Hon. .466, 490 

Elliott R 466 

Ralph, Rev 480 

Samuel Arden. . .276, 351, 480 
Epenetus, ist. . .173, 344, 478 
Epenetus, 2d. 99, 103, 135, 136 

Epenetus, 3d 480 

George A 480 

Paul Theodore 477, 480 

Moses R 464 

James Clinch 461 

John 480 

Lyman B. ..245, 257, 477, 480 
Othniel. ..44, 49, 95, 389, 410, 

[416, 427 

Tallman 42 

Edmund, ist 47, 265 

Edmund, 2d. .47, 48, 349, 350 

Jacob 48, 49 

Job, 2d 50, 291, 294, 364 

Jonathan, 2d 51, 315, 365 

Lemuel 51, 329 

Nathaniel, son of Job 53 

Joseph 272 

James 235, 310 

Timothy 312 

Floyd.. 334, 335, 349, 406, 423 



INDEX. 



503 



Smith, Solomon. 8i, 309,414, 429, 486 

Abigail 421, 429 

Jonas 327, 328 

Abel 334 

Isaac 330, 356 

Abner 356 

Ruth 366 

Timothy Tredwell 280, 382 

Elizabeth 324. 333 

Gershom 326, 479 

Walter 329, 479 

Elias.55, 280, 329, 333, 382,474 

Samuel 235, 330, 348 

Alexander 280, 333, 383 

Coe D.243, 245, 350, 359, 477 

Paul 350 

Gideon 313, 479 

Henry 317 

Frederick Halsey 235 

Nicholas 235 

Daniel, 3d 238,241 

Micah .' 238, 186 

Caleb 252, 478, 490 

Philetus.54, 105, 109, 280, 474 

Peter 112, 113 

George 114 

Jeffrey 103, 184, 209 

Theodorus 86, 196 

Owen 88 

Elkanah 53 

Merritt 52 

Selah 52 



Smith, William Clark 49, 141 

William H 171 

Ephraim 17L . 

Lucius 201, 215, 461 

Israel 230, 478 

Nicoll 128, 137 

Charles 130 

Paul 131 

Phineas 150 

Fordham 155 

Wilmot M., Hon 464 

Herman T 464 

Ebenezer, Major 477 

Miriam 477 

Victor F 478 

J. Otis 498 

Gamaliel 478 

Oliver , 468 

Josiah, Col 468 

William, Doctor 469 

David Willis 475 

Ebenezer W 475 

James P 475 

Theodore W 475 

f Henry Chatfield 475 

C. Melville 480 

Livingston 479 

Eliphalet 480 

Matthew 479 

C. Floyd 479 

Gilbert 44, 189, 327, 479 



APPENDIX. 483 

Coeur de Leon in 1191, and was quartered with the Washington Arms 
by the marriage of a grandson of Sir Robert. Sir James Lawrence 
married Matilda Washington in the reign of Henry III. It will be 
recalled that Gen. George Washington's half brother was named Law- 
rence Washington, and from him he inherited the estate of Mount 
Vernon. This coat-of-arms is still preserved impressed on the seal 
appended to recorded documents of William Lawrence, and other 
members of the family during the colonial times, and also on old silver 
plate still in the possession of the family. 

The Lawrences are among the few families in this country who, after 
eight generations, still have social intercourse with their English 
cousins. Within a few years several of the descendants of William 
Lawrence, 1st, and Elizabeth Smith have been entertained at Cranmer 
Hall in Norfolkshire, the beautiful estate of Sir Willoughby Jones — 
whose father, Sir John T. Jones, married Catharine, daughter of Effing- 
ham Lawrence, fourth in direct descent from the aforesaid William 
Lawrence, 1st, and Elizabeth Smith. 

Sir John T. Jones served on the staff of the Duke of Wellington. 
Quite recently several of the descendants of the aforesaid William 1st, 
and Elizabeth Smith, have been the recipients of the hospitality of 
Sir Lawrence Jones, son of Sir Willoughby. 

Descendants of Deborah Smith, Daughter of Richard Smith, 
the Patentee. 

Deborah Smith, the youngest daughter, married Major William 
Lawrence (son of William Lawrence by a former wife) in 1680. Their 
children were : William, Richard, Obadiah, Daniel, Samuel, Joshua, 
Adam, Elizabeth (who married John Willits), Caleb and Stephen. 

Daniel Lawrence, the fourth son, died in 1757. His mother seems to 
have conveyed to him all her right to lands in Smithtown. He left 
children, Abraham and Mary Lawrence, who were parties to the con- 
troversy concerning the 500 acres given by Richard Smith to their 
grandfather, William Lawrence. 

Deborah Lawrence died in 1743. 

BIydenburgh Family. 

Augustine BIydenburgh was a Hollander who, in 1676, with his wife 
Silvestia lived in the present Stone Street, New York, where he owned 
two houses. He died in 1686, leaving a last will, now on file in the 



484 APPENDIX. 

New York Surrogate's office. He had children, Joseph, William, Ben- 
jamin, Samuel and Mary, wife of Harmon King of Flushing. 

The will speaks of William, as then, August 22, 1685, at sea, and 
provision is made in case he should not return. Presumably he never 
returned, as his mother's will in Dec. 1688, makes no mention of him. 

There is no further trace of Samuel. 

Benjamin went to England in 1695, returned to New York and went 
to South Carolina about 1704. He was a cordwainer by trade. 

Joseph was admitted a freeman of the city in 1691, together with his 
brother Benjamin. In the same year he was elected Constable of the 
Dock Ward. In 1693 he bought of Thomas Lloyd, of Philadelphia, 
the property, seemingly, on which the Trinity building now stands. 
In 1696 he fitted out some ten or a dozen mariners for the expedition 
on the ship Adventure, Galley, Capt. Wm. Kidd commander, taking 
their bonds in payment conditioned on the result of the voyage. In 
1697 he gives twelve shillings towards glazing Trinity Church. He 
went to Smithtown about the year 1700, having previously married 
Deborah, daughter of Jonathan Smith, eldest son of Richard the pat- 
tentee, and May 1 of that year bought a house and thirty acres of land 
from Obadiah Seward of Brookhaven, in which Joseph B. is described 
as of the said towne merchant. From Joseph is descended the Long 
Island family of that name. 

From Joseph Blydenburgh and his first wife Deborah descended : 

A daughter Silvestia, who married Conkling. 

A son, Richard 1st, 1694-1772: married Mary Brewster, 1708-1767; 
issue. William 1st, 1728-1768; Benjamin, 1730-1775. Mollie or Mary, 
born 1733, married John Piatt; Alma or Amy, born 1740, married 
John Phillips; Samuel 1st, born 1746; John, born 1748. 

William, 1st, married Mary Arthur, 1734-1782; issue Richard, 2d, 
1752-1759; William, 2d,;i759-i836, (married Sarah Arthur, 1829) ; Susan, 
1762-1850; married Samuel Smith; Thomas, 1767-1 845 ; Richard, 3d, 
1765-1833. 

Benjamin, son of Richard, 1st, married Ruth Norton; issue, Mollie 
or Mary, married Polladore Wisner; Alma or Amy, married Judge 
Joshua Smith; (she was his first wife, his second wife being Ruth, 
daughter of Nathaniel Smith, 2d, by whom he had Ruth, mother of 
Benjamin B., 2d); Betzy, married Gen. John Floyd; Richard, 4th, Ben- 
jamin Brewster, 1st, Isaac, 1775-1858. 

Samuel, son of Richard, 1st, married Sarah Smith: issue, Fanny, 
married Sweezy; Samuel, 2d, and a son who died young. 



APPENDIX. 485 

John, son of Richard, 1st, married , issue, a son who 

died young, Ann, and two others. 

Thomas, son of William, ist, married Juliana Wheeler; issue, Mary, 
born 1793 (married Samuel P. Smith, 1788-1840); Elizabeth R., born 
1796; Juliana, born 1798; Sally, 1802-1806; Jeremiah Wheeler, 1805- 
1859. 

Richard, 3d, son of William, ist, married first, Deborah Smith; mar- 
ried second, Juliana Smith, 1777-1848; issue, William F., ist, died 1850; 
Samuel Edwin, 1798-1806; Richard Floyd, 1802-1863; Margaret, 1804- 
1865, married James Hallock; Deborah, born 1807, died 1877; married 
Isaac Smith; Jesse Smith, 1810-1831 ; Charity Maria, 1816-1816; John 
Brewster, 1818-1819. 

Benjamin Brewster, ist, son of Benjamin, married Elizabeth Smith, 
(daughter of Ebenezer Smith, 2d) ; issue, Benjamin, died 1879, and 
Hamilton, died 1884. 

Isaac, son of Benjamin, married first, Susannah (daughter of Ebene- 
zer Smith, 2d, son of Job Smith, 2d) ; issue, Ebenezer S. ( Richard, 5th, 
1798-1873; Elizabeth, married George Phillips; Isaac Watts, 1806-1869; 
Ruth, married Timothy Smith, died 1883. Isaac married second, Fran- 
ces Nichols, no issue. 

William F., ist, son of Richard, 3d, married Harriet A. Little; issue, 
William Sidney, Julia Augusta, 1828-1851 ; Clarence, Elizabeth T., died 
1854 ; Fisher Ames, Leila, died 1870, married A. S. Toplunys ; Frank- 
lin, Harriet Agnes, Frederica, Edgar, Richard. 

Richard Floyd, son of Richard, 3d, married Elizabeth Smith, 1804- 
1838; issue, Infant, 1830-1830; Jesse Smith, born 1832; William Jud- 
son, 1833-1878; Richard Floyd, 1836-1866; John Saxton, twin 1838- 
1838; Infant twin, 1838-1838. 

Hamilton, son of Benjamin Brewster, ist, married Annie Elizabeth 
Smith ; issue, Annie, married E. Burton Hart. 

Ebenezer, son of Isaac, married Miriam Smith ; issue, Hannah, Ed- 
mund B., William F., 2d ; Theodore S., and Timothy. 

Richard, 5th, son of Isaac, married, first, Ruth, (daughter of Judge 
Joshua Smith); issue, Benjamin Brewster, 2d, 1821-1892 ; Robert S., 
1823-1826; Charles Edward, 1 830-1 833 ; Alma Amelia, died 1864, 
married Major John G. McNeel, of Texas ; Richard, 5th, married sec- 
ond, Charlotte Mills, 1802-1856; issue, Hannah Mills, 1835-1839; he 
married third, Hannah Green ; no issue. 

William Sidney, son of William F., ist, married Mary Smith; issue, 
Leila, and an infant. 



486 APPENDIX. 

Jesse Smith, son of Richard Floyd, married Josephine M. Vail ; issue, 
Infant, 1872-1872 ; Vail, 1874 ; Helen and Anna. 

William Judson, son of Richard Floyd, married first, Maria Clary 
Packard, 1837-1867; issue, Elizabeth Clary, married Edward W. Pack- 
ard ; and Richard Floyd, 1866-1866. He married second, Ruth Frances 
Seabury ; issue, Edith Dudley and Ruth Seabury. 

Theodore, son of Ebenezer, married Frances Bedell ; issue, George. 

Benjamin Brewster, 2d, son of Richard, 5th, married Mary D., 
(daughter of John H. Brower), 1824-1867 ; issue, John Brower, Amelia, 
Anna Brower, married Theron L. Smith, Charles Edward, Harry 
Duryee, Benjamin Brewster, 3d, and Morgan Brower, married Lucy 
M. Slade. 

Charles Edward, son of Benjamin Brewster, 2d, married Isabel Can- 
non ; issue, Eleanor Mary, 1895, 

Harry Duryee, son of Benjamin Brewster, 2d, married Mary Ward- 
well ; issue, Wardwell, 1883. 

Joseph Blydenburgh married a second wife, " Collosia," and had 
issue by her. 

Joseph, 2d, married Saxton ; Arthur, Frances Catharine, married 

Jones, and Catharine. 

Issue of Joseph, 2d, and wife, "Saxton :" Joseph, 3, 1732-1833, mar- 
ried Nancy Smith ; Daniel, killed in the French War ; William, married 
Joanna Longbottom ; James Dennison, married Alma Davis ; Mary, 
married Bennett Dayton ; Nancy, married Caleb Newton ; Catharine, 
married James Smith ; Ruth, married Jonas Wheeler ; Temperance, 
married Jacob Wheeler ; Charity, died young. 

Floyd Family. 

Nicoll Floyd married Tabitha, daughter of Jonathan Smith, 2d. 
Their children were : 

Ruth, born Feb. 2, 1731, married Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull. 
William, born Dec. 17, 1734, signer of Declaration. 
Tabitha, born Jan. 12, 1735, married Daniel Smith, 3d. 
Nicoll, born Dec. 25, 1736. 
Charles, Feb. 4, 1738. 

Charity, born Jan. 20, 1739, married Ezra L'Hommedieu. 
Mary, born Dec. — 1743, married Edmund Smith. 
Catherine, born May 9, 1745, married Gen. Thomas Thomas. 
Anna, born Aug. 1, 1748, married Hugh Smith of Moriches. 

Nicoll Floyd, the father of this family, died March 8, 1755, aged 50. 

Tabitha Floyd, his wife, died Jan. 17, 1755, aged 51. 



APPENDIX. 487 

Charles Floyd married Margaret, sister of Gen. Thomas Thomas, 
June 3, 1 761. Their children were : 
Gloriana, born July 10, 1762, married Wm. Hopson. 
Gen. John Floyd, born Feb. 2, 1764. 
Thomas, born Aug. 18, 1765, died young. 
Abigail, born July 19, 1767, married William Post. 

Charles Floyd died Sept. 27, 1774. 

His widow married John Wright and died Dec. 2, 1794. 

Gen. John Floyd married Sarah Woodhull, daughter of Jesse Wood- 
hull, 2d, (brother of Gen. Nathaniel Woodhull). Their children were : 
Hester, born Nov. 1785, died 1786. 

Jesse Woodhull, born 1787, March 12, died Nov. 3, 1849. 
Sarah, born 1789, married Nathaniel Smith, son of Richard, 4th. 

Mrs. Sarah Floyd died in 1789, and Gen. John married for second 
wife, Elizabeth Blydenburgh, March 16, 1790. Their children were : 
Hon. Charles A., born 1791, died Feb. 20, 1873. 
Alma, born 1792, married Joel Post. 
Elizabeth, born 1794, married Allison Post. 
Richard F., born 1796, died unmarried. 

Gen. John Floyd died April 17, 1826. His wife Elizabeth died May 
6, 1819. 

Jesse Woodhull Floyd married Miami Shepard. Their children 
were : 

Elizabeth, wife of Charles F. Doane. 
Julia, wife of Richard Smith of Rasapeage. 
Sarah, wife of Nathaniel Smith of Sherewogue. 
Louise, wife of Hon. Wm. H. Wickham, Mayor or New York. 
John N., now living in Missouri. 
Richard F., now living at Santa Rosa, Cal. 

Hon. Charles A. Floyd was County Judge and Member of Congress. 
He left one daughter, who married John J. Whitney. 

Rev. Daniel Taylor. 

Rev. Daniel Taylor, the first minister of Smithtown, removed to 
New Jersey prior to April 23, 1723, and was pastor of the First Presby- 
terian church of Orange, called "The Mountain Society." His tomb- 
stone bears the following inscription : 

"Here lyes the pious remains 
of the Revnd. Mr. Daniel Taylor, 
Who was minister of this Parish 
— years. He deceased Jan. 8th, A. D. 1747-8, 
In the 57th year of his age. 
" Survivors, let's all imitate the virtues of the Pastor, 
And copy after him like as he did his Lord and Master. 
To us most awful was the stroke by which he was removed 
Unto the full fruition of the God he served and loved." 



488 



APPENDIX. 



Mr. Taylor was a graduate of Yale in 1707. As he was living in 
Smithtown as early as April 20, 1715, he was evidently a very young 
man when he came here. His first wife, Jemima, died here April 20, 
1716. His successor was Rev. Abner Reeve, who lived at Nissequogue 
twelve or fourteen years from 1735. His wife died here May 6, 1747. 
He was succeeded by Rev. Naphthalia Daggett, who married Sarah, 
daughter of Richard Smith, 3d, son of Richard, 2d. He was minister 
when the new church was built, 1750. Strange to say no mention 
is made of a church at Nissequogue, but there probably was one, and 
stood on the burying ground lot, on the south side of the street. 



Lines of Descent of Lawrence Family from Richard Smith. 



Richard Smith, 1st. 

Deborah, m. Wm. Lawrence 

I 

Stephen Lawrence 

I 

Leonard 

Samuel 

I 

Leonard 

I 

Wm. C. Lawrence 

m. Elizabeth II. Smith 



Hi chard Smith, 1st 

Richard, 2d 

Ebenezer 

I 

Hannah, m. Joshua Smith, 1st 

Joshua, 2d 

Ebenezer 

Elizabeth 
m. Wm. C. Lawrence 



Charles E. Anna W. Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m. Charles Hilton Brown 

I I 

Elizabeth Tunstall Gladys Alberta 

Arthur Brewster 
Marcia Embree 



Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m . Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth Tunstall 
Arthur Brewster 
Marcia Embree 



I 
Gladys Alberta 



Richard Smith, 1st 

I 

Job, 1st 

Job, 2d 

I 

Nathaniel 

I 

Ruth, m. Joshua Smith, 2d 

Ebenezer 

Elizabeth 
m. Wm. C. Lawrence 



Richard Smith, 1st 

Daniel 

I 

Solomon 

I 

Margaret, m. Nathaniel Smith 

Ruth, m. Joshua Smith, 2d 

Ebenezer 

Elizabeth 
m. Wm. C. Lawrence 



Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m . Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth Tunstall 
Arthur Brewster 
Marcia Embree 



Gladys Alberta 



Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m. Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth T. 
Arthur B. 
Marcia E. 



Gladys Alberta 



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489 



Richard Smith, 1st 

Samuel 

I 
Obadiah 

I 

Philetus 

I 

Elias 

I 

Phebe, m. Leonard Lawrence 

I 

William C. 

m. Elizabeth Smith 



Richard Smith, 1st 

Daniel, 1st 

I 
Daniel, 2d 

Joshua, 1st 

Joshua, 2d 

Ebenezer 

I 

Elizabeth, 

m. Wm. C. Lawrence 



Charles E. Anna W. Leonard 

tu . Julia E. Strong 111 . Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth T. 
Arthur B. 
Marcia E. 



Gladys Alberta 



Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m. Charles Hilton Brown 

I I 

Elizabeth T. Gladys Alberta 

Arthur B. 
Marcia E. 



Richard Smith, 1st 

Daniel, 1st 

Daniel, 2d 

Caleb, 1st 

I 
Caleb, 2d 

Sarah, m. Ebenezer Smith 

I 

Elizabeth, 

tu. Wm. C. Lawrence 



I I I 

Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m. Charles Hilton Brown 

Elizabeth T. Gladys Alberta 

Arthur It. 
Marcia E. 



Richard Smith, 1st 

Samuel 

Obadiah 

Stephen 

Sarah, m. Aaron Smith, 2d 

Elizabeth, 111. Caleb Smith, 2d 

I 

Sarah, in. Ebenezer Smith 

Elizabeth, in. Wm. C. Lawrence 

, __ ^__ . , 

Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong in. Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth T. 
Arthur B. 
Marcia E. 



Gladys Alberta 



Richard Smith, 1st 

I 

Job 

I 

Aaron, 1st 

Aaron, 2d 

Elizabeth, m. Caleb Smith, 2d 

Sarah, m. Ebenezer Smith 

Elizabeth, 111 . Wm. (■'. Lawrence 



Charles Anna Leonard 

m. Julia E. Strong m. Charles Hilton Brown 



Elizabeth T. 
Arthur B. 
Marcia E. 



I 
Gladys Alberta 



490 APPENDIX. 

Lines of Descent of Ethelbert M. Smith, Esq. 

Line of Descent (Paternal.) 

Richard Smith, ist, d. March 7, 1692, m. Sarah Folger. 
Daniel Smith, ist, m. Ruth Tooker. 

Daniel Smith, 2nd, b. 1690, d. 1763, m. Hannah Brewster, b. 1697, 

d., 1761. 
Joshua Smith, ist, b. 1731, d. 1845, m. Hannah Smith, Oct. 28, 1761. 
Joshua Smith, 2d, b, 1764, d. 1845, m. Ruth Smith, (about) 1790. 
Ebenezer Smith, b. 1795, d. 1879, m. Sarah Smith, Feb. 22, 1820. 

Ethelbert M. Smith, m. Emily L. Lawrence, Oct. 6, 

1874. 

Line of Descent (Maternal.) 

Richard Smith, ist, d. March 7, 1692, m. Sarah Folger. 

Daniel Smith, ist, m. Ruth Tooker. 

Daniel Smith, 2nd. m. Hannah Brewster. 

Caleb Smith, ist, b. 1724, d. 1800, m. Martha Smith, Mar. 3, 1755. 

Caleb Smith, 2nd, b. 1762, d. 1831, m. Elizabeth Smith, Dec. 18, 

1791. 
Sarah Smith, b. 1795, d. 1879, m - Ebenezer Smith, Feb. 22, 

1820. 
Ethelbert M. Smith, m. Emily L. Lawrence, Oct. 6, 

1874. 

"Tangier" Line of Descent. 

Col. Wm. Smith, b. 1655, d. 1705, m. Martha Tunstall, 1675. 

Maj.Wm. Henry Smith, b. 1690, d. 1742, m. Hannah Cooper, 1718. 
Martha Smith, b, 1728, d. 1778, m. Caleb Smith, ist, Mar. 3, 1755. 

Caleb Smith, 2nd, b. 1762, d. 1831, m. Elizabeth Smith, 1791. 
Sarah Smith, b. 1795, d. 1879, m. Ebenezer Smith, 1820. 

Ethelbert M. Smith, m. Emily L. Lawrence, 1874. 

The above lines of descent, of course, apply equally well to Caleb T. 
Smith, brother of Ethelbert M. He married Mary Augusta, daughter 
of Hon. Edward Henry Smith. Their children are Elizabeth C, wife 
of D. B. Taylor, Georgiana, Arthur B., Ethelbert T., and Edward H. L. 
Smith, the present Supervisor of Smithtown. 

Caleb Smith, the first (he was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas) 
married Martha Smith on March 3d, 1755. Martha was the daughter 
of Major William Henry Smith, the second son of Colonel William 



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Smith, who was Governor of Tangier from 1675 to 1683, and who re- 
ceived the grant of St. George's Manor, L. I., from King William the 
Third in 1693. Was Chief Justice of the Colony from 1692 to 1700, 
Colonial Governor in 1701, Judge of the Court of Admiralty of New 
York, New Jersey and Connecticut, from 1693 to 1697, and also held 
other important offices. (See N. Y. Colonial MSS.) 

Martha was a sister of Judge William Smith, who married Mary, 
daughter of Daniel, 2nd, and Hannah Brewster, and sister of the afore- 
said Caleb. General John Smith, who became prominent in public 
life, having been elected Member of Congress in 1799, and after serving 
four years, was afterwards six years in the United States Senate, was 
the son of Judge William and Mary Smith. General John Smith, for 
his third wife, married the widow of Henry Nicoll. She was the 
daughter of General Nathaniel Woodhull, and at the time of her second 
marriage, had a daughter named Eliza W. This daughter, Eliza W. 
Nicoll, married Richard Smith, the 5th. 

The aforesaid Caleb was given by his father, Daniel the 2nd, that por- 
tion of his estate lying westerly of and commencing at the head waters 
of the Nissequogue River, taking in a portion of Hauppauge, Willow 
Pond and Comae. The aforesaid Caleb, like his brother-in-law, Judge 
William Smith, of Mastic, suffered greatly from the British occupation 
of Long Island. He was a sturdy patriot, and no promises of high 
official position or threats of punishment and death could change him. 
In order to save themselves from the depredations of the British 
soldiers, many of his kinsmen signed the oath of allegiance to the king, 
but he would not; anticipating that his house would be ransacked by 
British soldiers, or still worse, by some roving bands of Tories, he re- 
moved much that was not perishable to a secluded part of his estate, 
and the large amount of silver plate given to his wife when she was 
married, and also some that she inherited that was very old, was buried 
in the earth, and the spot where it was buried was known only to him- 
self and one of his most trusted slaves, named Oliver. To recount the 
various indignities and insults of himself and family, would take too 
much space. Shot at repeatedly, roused from his bed at midnight by 
British soldiers, under orders from a brutal officer, lashed with " hick- 
ory gads "up and down the dam of Willow Pond, bleeding and ex- 
hausted, he returned to his house, and at the door stood the officer, 
who said to him : " Will you now sign the oath of allegiance to his 
majesty, King George ? " He answered : " No, I will not." " Then say 
' God bless the king.' " He answered : " God bless all honest men." 
At this the infuriated officer drew his sword and struck at him, but, 



49 2 APPENDIX. 

fortunately, he had strength enough to so far close the door, that he 
avoided being wounded. The door still bears the sword mark intended 
for this unflinching patriot. The persecution of himself and family 
continued, and after witnessing the gross insults to his gentle wife and 
little daughter, and as there was no way of escape, Long Island being 
entirely occupied by the King's forces, and being urged by his relatives, 
he very reluctantly consented to apply to General Lord Cornwallis for 
letters of protection. They were granted and are still in possession of 
his descendants. When it is remembered that this patriot was a man 
of wealth for those days, had all the advantages of a liberal education — 
he graduated at Yale College in June, 1744 — and by birth and marriage 
all his associations were with the leading and exclusive colonial fam- 
ilies, personally, he could have nothing to gain from the success of the 
great struggle for freedom from the rule of kings and potentates, and 
for a government founded on the transcendent majesty of the people. 

The house built for him by his father at Willow Pond, and to which 
he took his wife to reside, has, after extensive alterations, become the 
handsome home of the Wyandanch Club, and many members of the 
club take much interest in its historical associations. 

The Rev. Caleb Smith, (whom Wood in his history of Long Island 
calls one of the most eminent men of his day) was also a brother of 
Martha, Judge Caleb's wife. He entered Yale College in 1739, in the 
15th year of his age ; he graduated in 1743, and after taking his second 
degree, A. M., he studied divinity under the direction of Rev. Jonathan 
Dickinson at Elizabethtown, N. J. Notwithstanding his youth, he was 
made a trustee of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton Univer- 
sity, in 1750, and he also acted as president of the college for about 
one year. His first wife was the youngest daughter of Rev. Jonathan 
Dickinson, the first president of the college, His second wife was the 
daughter of the honorable Major Foot, of Branford, Conn. His de- 
scendants are quite numerous, and several of them have been highly 
distinguished in their respective callings; among these are the Hon. 
Henry M. Green, LL. D., late Chancellor of New Jersey ; William 
Henry Green, D. D., LL. D., professor in the seminary, and who was 
chosen president of the college in the spring of 1868, but declined ; and 
the princely merchant and philanthropist, the late John C. Green, of 
New York, from whom Princeton University has received such munif- 
icent gifts, in memory of his eminent ancestors. 

Hills Family. 

George Mills was one of the earliest settlers in Jamaica, L. I. He 



APPENDIX. 493 

left four sons. One of them, Jonathan, married Martha Halstead. His 
son, Timothy Mills, was born in 1667. He came to Smithtown in 1705, 

and purchased land at Mills Pond. He married first, Elizabeth , 

second, Sarah Longbotham. His children were Miriam, Deliverance, 
Timothy, Jonas, Jonathan, Sarah, Samuel, Jacob, Martha, Ruth, wife of 
Eleazar Hawkins, Mary and Elizabeth. 

Jonathan Mills was born Oct. 23, 1710. He married Ruth Rudyard, 
and had a large family, among them a son, Zophar Mills, who settled 
at Wading River, where he married Deliverance, daughter of John 
Miller. Their children were Zophar, Frances, and Nathaniel. 

Nathaniel Mills settled on Staten Island, where he had a large estate. 
He married Huldah Reeve. Their children were Sophia, Mahlon, 
Frances, George W., Huldah M., Zophar, and Sophronia E. 

Zophar Mills (son of Nathaniel,) was born at No. 10 Gold Street, 
New York, Sept. 23, 1809. He entered business life first as office boy 
and afterwards as partner with Robert M. Blackwell and John Abrams 
dealers in naval stores at No. 144 Front St. The firm was dissolved by 
the death of Mr. Blackwell in 1863, and after that the business was 
conducted by Mr. Mills under his own name until 1884, when he retired 
from active labor. Mr. Mills was for many years connected with the 
Volunteer Fire Department as chief engineer and afterwards as presi- 
dent. The fire-boat " Zophar Mills," which performed such efficient 
service, was named in his honor. After a life of usefulness he died 
Feb. 28, 1887. 

When Mr. Mills retired from business he was succeeded by his son, 
Zophar Mills, Jr., who still conducts at No. 146 Front Street the same 
line of business so ably pursued by his distinguished father. 

Mr. Mills was married in 1836 to Miss Eliza Phillips. Their children 
were Charlotte, Angeline, Josephine, Zophar and Adelaide.