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RECORDS 



OF THE 



TOWNS OF 



North and South Hempstead, 



Long Island, N. Y. 



Edited by Benjamin D. Hicks. 



VOLUME VII. 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF 
NORTH HEMPSTEAD. 



JAMAICA, N. Y. : 

Long Island Farmer Print. 

1903. 






These volumes are iusoribed to the memory of Henrj- Onderdonk, 
Jr., to whose generous public spirit ami patient research, our countj- 
is more indebted than to any other person, for ])romotiug a general 
interest iu the records of the past, and for transcribing and preserv- 
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historiau of our Island. 



RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBER G. 

(continued.) 

Page 182. 

We the sul)sciibers Commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, On the 24th 
day of October 1818. Did lay out and reguhite a highway 
at the head of Cow Ba}' on the Great neck side, as foHows, 
Beginning at the main creek and running Westerly along 
Abraham Schenck's line fence Twelve rods on the south 
side of said line, and from thence Southerly to the North 
east corner of an old house belonging to Philip Allen, and 
so on Southerly across the highway to a large stone by 
the side of Philip Alliu's stone fence, and through said 
fence one rod on the west side until it comes to a rock 
in the bottom of. said fence opposite Samuel Kierstead's 
house, and so on Southerly as the fence now stands 
Six feet Easterly of a house belonging to Benjamin 
Allen where Richard Brickie now lives, and from thence 
twelve feet east of Benjamin Allen's Store and two 
east of his Black Smiths shop to the fence belong- 
ing to the estate of Doct'r Charles Mitchell, and by said 



4 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

fence as it uow stands to the Xortli cast corner of a house 
l)oh)n}^iii<f to the estate of said D"r Mitchell, and so on 
Sontherly one rod east of Philip leaks house. Ten rods 
wide fioiii the place of be<!;innini>; east of said line to the 
highway leading from the head of Cow Neck down on the 
east side of Great neck, and from thence to opposite Philip 
Leek's house, three rods wide on the east side of the above 
described line. 

Given under our hands the day and year above written 

Singleton Mitchell 
Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 

Entered by 

J. I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



AVe the subscribers commissioners of highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, Have 
and do lay out a highway at a place called Bedle's landing 
on the east side of Hempstead harbor Beginning at the 
highway Thirty eight feet North westerlj- of a Black wal- 
nut tree standing a few rods North westerly of a school 
house, starting at a stake put in the ground and running 

Page 183. 

westerly to a stake in the bend of the fence, and so on 
westerly six feet north of a Pear tree in the possession of 
the Reverend David S. Bogart, and from thence to an ap- 
ple tree standing in the fence, and from thence to a large 
Avillow tree. Three rods wide from the place of beginning 
on the north side of the above described line according to 
Pidjlick usage of said road Twenty years previous to the 
year one Thousand seven hundred and Ninety seven, and 
running said line from said Willow tree westerly to another 
willow tree, and thence west to the main Creek, including 
all the grouud north of said line to a Brook or a small 
stream of water running out of Daniel Bobbins meadow. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 5 

it being for a piiblick highway and Landing, all of Avhich 
was done agreeable to a request made to us in writing 
Signed by Twenty Six Freeholders of said Town. 

Given under our hands this Seventh day of November in 
the year Eighteen hundred and Eighteen. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 

Entered and Compared with the original by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 



At a special Toavii meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hempstead At the house of William Allen on Satur- 
day the 7th day of November 1818, Called on the applica- 
tion of Twelve freeholders of said Town, For the purpose 
of receiving the report of a Committee appointed at a spe- 
cial town meeting held the 8tli day of August Ismt, The ob- 
ject for which said Committee were appointed and their re- 
port will appear by reference to the proceedings of the last 
mentioned Town meeting. After receiving the report which 
was adopted by tlie meeting, and is hereunto annexed and 
is as follows 

Page 184. 
"Oct'r the 17tli 1818, The Committee appointed by the 
Town of North Hempstead to make a report as to the best 
way of sujiporting the poor, met at the house of William 
Allen Inn Keeper. 
Members ])resent 

Benjamin Tredwell 
Stephen Sell 
John Loines 
Obadiah Townsend 
Daniel Hoagland 

And report as follows, Viz. 
That the poor be advertised a reasonable Time, and the 
number of paupers stated. Any person may hand in an es- 



6 HEMPSTEAD TOWN HECORDS. 

tiiiiato to the Overseers of the poor, and the person ^iviii;^ 
ill the lowest estimate (if a suitable person) shall keep theui 
tor one year, said })erson finding them every thin<^ necessary 
for tlicii' sn])port to jj;ive security and be under the direc- 
tion of the Justices and Overseers of the poor." 

The folloAvinj^ Votes passed unanimously. 

Voted, tliat the Justices and Overseers of the Poor of 
this Town are required to furnish the Town Clerk with the 
nund)er of paiipers to lie hired out for one year from the 
last Tuesday of March next, an<l on receiving the said list 
of paupers the Town Clerk shall give Three Months notice 
by advertising in at least four of the most public places in 
this Town, of the number of paupers to be hired out, and 
that the Justices and Overseers of the Poor will meet at the 
house of AVilliani Allen on the first Tuesday of March en- 
suing to receive Healed proposals from any persons in this 
Town who may wish to contract for the maintenance of such 
paupers. 

Voted, that the Said Jiistices and Overseers of the poor 
shall meet on the said first Tuesday of March next to re- 
ceive such i)roposals and Tliei-e to ojien and examine the 

PaCxE 185. 

same, and in their discretion to cc^ntract with any person or 
persons so applying who shall then give to them good and 
sufficient security for the performance of such contract, and 
the Justices and Overseers shall examine the poor monthly 
during said Year to see that the contract be faithfully per- 
formed. 

Entered by 

J. I. SCHENCK, Town Clerk. 



Whereas Benjamin Albertson and AVhitehead Mitchell 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of Noith Hemp- 
stead, did on the 2S)th day of June 1818, By an Instru- 
ment under their hands bearing date the day above men- 



HEMrSETAD TOWN KKC0RD8, • / 

tioiied, regulate and lay out a Road as described in the an- 
nexed instrument, to which is a copy of the decision of the 
said Commissioners, and whereas said Thomas Appleby of the 
said Town claiming the said land through which tbe said road 
runs, did within the time appointed by law make an appeal 
to Effingham Lawrence, Singleton Mitchell and Henry O. 
Seaman Judges of the Court of Common Pleas for Queens 
County, complaining that he was aggreived by said Act of 
said Commissioners, and requested our aid. AVe do there- 
fore Certify that we have accordingly met and heard the 
proofs and allegations of the parties, and do decide and 
confirm the act of the Conunissioners. Given under our 
hands this Eleventh day of November one thousand eight 
Hundred and Eighteen. 

Effingham Lawrence 
Henry O. Seaman 
Singleton Mitchell 

The Highway to which the above decision refers is record- 
ed in this book, page 178. 

Entered and compared with the original by 

J, I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



Page 186. 

Wc the subscribers Commissioners of highw^ays for the 
Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, do hereby 
Order and require all Gates and other Obstructions to be 
removed from oti" the pulilick Highway leading from the 
head of Cow Neck to Flushing running through the land 
belonging to the estate of Doct'r Charles Mitchell deceased, 
and through the land of Roelof Schenck. Given under our 
hands the 30th day of November 1818. 

Benjamin Albertlon 
Whitehead Mitchell 
Singleton Mitchell. 



8 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

AVc tilt' subscribers Comniissioners of Hif^fliways for the 
Tow II of North Hoini^stead in Queens County, do hereby 
Order and l{e(juire all Gates and other obstructions to be 
removed from oti' the publick Highway leading from Suc- 
cess to Jamaica through the land of John Haviland and the 
laud in the possession of Catharine Coruwell as far as the 
line that divides North Hempstead from Flushing. Given 
under our hands this 3Uth day of November 1818. 

Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 
Sinlgeton Mitchell. 

The two above entries Entered and compared with the 
originals by 

J. I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



We Singleton Mitchell, Joseph Pettit and James Hege- 
man three of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in 
and for the County of Queens, met at the house of Thomas 
Appleby on the 21st day of January 1818, to take into con- 
sideration an appeal made to us by Thomas AjDpleby within 
fifteen days after the date of the annexed record and within 
the limited time prescribed by law against the decision of 
the said Commissioneis of Highwciys as stated in the said 
annexed record and stating himself thereby aggrieved. 

AVe the said Judges, after viewing the said premises and 
hearing the allegations and proofs of the parties in the 
premises, and we do hereby adjudge and order that the 
aforesaid annexed Record be made null and void to all in- 
tents and purposes. Given under our hands this 21st day 
Januarv 1818. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Joseph Pettit 
James Hegeman 

The Highwaj' to which the above decision refers is re- 
corded in this book, page 178. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. y 

Entered and compared with the original by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 

Page 187. 

We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, did on the 
30th day of November 1818, at the request of John Tred- 
well and eighteen other persons all Freeholders of said 
Town, lay out a highway from the house of Captain William 
Sands to KSands point, the said highway we lay out agree- 
able to publick usage for Twenty years previous to the Year 
1797, agreeable to the Act to regulate Highways for the 
Countys of Kings, Queens and Sutfolk, As follows, Running 
due east from the North east corner of Cap't William Sands 
house, 1 Chain 47 Links, thence N. 27f Degrees East 5" 
36^, thence N. 17. E. 4" 28, thence N. 75 W. 4" 77, thence 
N. 10:^ E. 1 " 54, thence N. 77i W. 2 " 50, thence 10. 66 Vv . 
3" 87, thence N. 56 W. 2" 70, thence N. 4^ W. 2" 42, thence 
N. 43 W. 1" 00, thence N. 62 W. 3" 41, thence N. 20 A¥. 
2 " 67, thence N. 19 E. 1 " 56, thence N. 24 AV. 1 " 93, thence 
N. 4 W. 2" 44, thence N. 12^ W. 3" 26, thence N. 27 W. 
1" 48, thence N. 15^^ W. 3" 59, thence N. 7} W. 3" 98, 
thence N. 29^ W. 3" 73, thence N. 20 W. 4" 66, thence N. 
44 W. 3" 10, thence N. 44^ W. 4" 19, thence N. 32f W. 
10 " 00, thence N. 32^ W. 12 " 00 To the Sound or East 
River. The above described Highway to run to the South- 
ward and WestAvard of the above described line four rods 
wide from the place of l)eginning to the East river. Given 
under our hands the day and year above written. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Benjamin Albertson 

Entered and compared with the original by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 

We the subscribers Commissioners of highways for the 
^own of North Hempstead did on the Twentieth day of 



10 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOUDS. 

Maifli isli), ie<j;ul<ite a highway begiiming at the Musciuito- 
cove road and at the Southeast corner of Samuel Titus's 
clear land, iVr ruiming towards Hempstead harbor, estahlish- 
ing the feuce as a jiermanent line from the place of begin- 
ning to a loctist Stake piit in the ground near opposite the 
Northwestwern corner of the Widow Foxe's land four rods 
w ide on the south side of said line, agreeable to a former 
record, and from thence we have agreed with Sam'l Titus 
at his request to lay out a new road through his land from 
the aforesaid locust stake to another locust stake put in the 
ground on the east side of the road leading from Hemp- 
stead harbor to the plains by the house of Benjamin Albert- 
son, four rods wide, in lieu of the present road running in 
front of Sam'l Titus's house, t^' giving him liberty to shut 
up the present road as soon as he makes the new road as 
good as the old one now is. Given under our hands this 

20th of March ISIU. 

Singleton Mitchell 

Whitehead Mitchell 

Benjamin Albertson 

Entered k compared with the original by 

J. I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



Page 188. 

At the annual Tov.n meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hem})stead at the house of William Allen on the tirst 
Tuesday of April 1819. The following persons were chosen 
Town officers for the ensuing Year. 

David Losey Jun'r Constable and Collector 

John B. Kissam Supervisor 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk 

Samuel Williams, Daniel Hoagland, William Valentine 
Jun'r, Jose])h L. Hewlett Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Whitehead Mitcliell, Benjamin Al- 
beitson Commissioners of Highwavs. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 11 

BeiiJHiniu Tredwell, James Poole, William L. Mitchell. 
Commissioners of Commou Schools. 

Stephen Sell, Obadiah Townseud Overseers of the Poor 

Elbert Hegeman, Peter Onderdouk, Samuel Valentine, 
Samuel Poole, William Underhill, Benjamin Tredwell Jun'r 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertsou, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, 
Henry Hicks, Jacob Rapelye, Peter Onderdouk, Jonas 
Denton Feuce viewers. 

Overseers of highway John Tredwell, Bottom of Cow 
Neck, John S. Burtis Middle Do, Singleton Mitchell, head 
Do, east district, Benjamin Tredwell, head Do West Do, 
Dan'l Bogart Hempstead Harbor, Benjamin Hewlett, Great 
neck lower district, Tho's C. Thorne, upper Do, John Thorne 
Ju'r, Success, Phillip Wiggins, Tanners pond, Kichard El- 
derd. Searing Town, Daniel T. Smith, Herricks east district, 
Daniel Seely, west do, Isaac Rushmore, plains West district, 
Edmund Post Ju'r, east Do, John Titus, Westbury East dis- 
trict, John D. Hicks, west do, Benjamin Mott, east side 
Hempstead Harbor, 

James Poole, Obadiah Townseud, George Titus, to regu- 
late Sheeppartmgs 

John B. Kissam, Benjamin Piatt to examine Collectors 
books and report to the next annual Town meeting. 

The Overseers of the poor to exhibit an account of all the 
monies paid by them for other purposes than the mainten- 
ance of the Poor stating the amount of each Item and for 
what [)urpose expended. 

Ordered, That the Overseers of the Poor pay to Singleton 
Mitchell Esq'r the sum of 195 Dollars iov reasonable Serv- 
ices and monies expended by him while attending the Leg- 
islature as agent for this town, appointed by the authority 
of the same as will appear by the resolutions passed at a 
special Town meeting held the 8th of August 1818. Also 
11 Dollars paid by Daniel Titus aid James Poole to Coun- 



1*2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN UECORDS. 

sellor Woo^l for dr.iwin^ the Petitions <fcc. The object of 
s;ii(l petition S: the attendance of said agent will a])pear by 
reference to the proceedings of said Town meeting last men- 
tioned 



Page 189. 

Whereas The Commissioners of Highways of this Town 
did regulate and lay out a certain highway leading through 
lauds of Tho's Appleby as will appear by the record of the 
same recorded in this book page 178, and "Whereas the said 
Appleby did appeal from the said Act of the Commissioners 
to the Judges of the court of common pleas for the County 
of Queens who confirmed the act of said Commissioners, as 
Avill also appear by their decision recorded in page 185, and 
AMiereas the said Appleby did by writ of Certiorari appeal 
to the Judges of the Supreme court of this state. In order 
that the question may be settled and the law defined by a 
proper tribunal the Supervisor of this town is hereb}- in- 
structed to employ a suitable Attorney to defend the rights 
of the Town in the case and pay all necessary & reasonable 
expences which may be ncessary to prosecute the same to 
effect. 

Whereas the Commissioners of highways having laid out 
a road from the main road on the east side of Hempstead 
Harl)or to Bedles landing so Called, and from thence to 
the main creek, said road being marked out by certain fixed 
objects as will appear by the record of the same in pages 
182, 183, and Whereas Sam'I Titus, Benjamin Albertson 
Daniel Bogart and others, have associated for the purpose 
of building a Dock at the point of meadow where the said 
liighwa}' comes to the aforesaid creek, and a causeway from 
thence to the firm ])art of said higlnvay, and have subscrib- 
ed one Hundred and Twenty Dollars towards effecting the 
building of said dock, aud have also agreed to labor with 
their teams to make said causewav. The request of the 
above named persons and their associates appearing reason- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 18 

able It was therefore Voted That said association have lib- 
erty granted them by this Town under the following restric- 
tions Viz, The ^said association to erect a good and sub- 
stantial dock and causeway at their own expeuce and ap- 
point a judicious person to collect dockage at the following- 
rates. One cent Pr Load for all sorts of Manure and Ashes 
loaded or unloaded at said dock, Cartman Load. Two 
Cents Pr Load for every waggon Load, for all other articles. 
Vessel laying along side said dock to pay dockage at a rate 
and agreeable to such regulations as the associates shall 
from time to time Decree. The associates are also required 
whenever said dock and causeway is completed, or within 
Six months thereafter, to cause an account of the cost Labor 
and Expences to be made out and lodged with the Clerk of 
this Town, whose duty it shall be to record the same, and it 
shall be the further duty of said persons to keep an account 

Page 190. 

of all monies received for tolls & dockage, and whenever the 
same shall amount to a sum equal in amount to the monies 
exjjended as aforesaid by said association, The said dock 
and causeway shall revert to the Freeholders and Inlia1)i- 
tants of this Town 

Whereas I & W Seaman proprietors of a AVollen Manu- 
factory at Hemp'd harbor have represented at this Town 
meeting the unlawful taxing of said premises by the Assess- 
ors of this town, and propose to submit the question to the 
opinion of one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of this 
State, and agree to hold themselves bound to abide by his 
opinion, In order to have an amicable settlement of the 
business. Voted That the town agree to the above propo- 
sition which shall be mutually binding, and the assessors 
are directed to carry said agreement into effect and submit 
the question to one of said judges. 

Voted, that the Town Clerk present his account for all 
certified copies from the Town records taken for the use of 
this Town on the application of the Town officers to the 



14 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Justices of said Towu, who are hereby antliorized to audit 
the same, and the same shall be paid by the Overseers of 
poor for the time beiiij^. 

Entered by 

J. I. SCHENC'K, Clerk. 



Page 191. 

AV(5 the subscribers Commissioners of Common schools 
for the Town of North Hempstead in Queens County At a 
meetinjjj held at the house of AV'm Allen on the 22d of May 
181'.). Do divide the aforesaid Town in school districts as 
follows. 

WefftJmnj. 

No. 1. Bounded easterly by Oysterbay line, southerly 
])y Hempstead line until it comes one rod north east of 
James Searings h(Hise, thence one rod north <^f Duncan 
Fowlers house to the highway leading to Hemj^'d Harbor, 
thence by said highway to near Samuel Downings house, 
thence one rod east of said Downings house, thence one rod 
North of Sam'l R. Titus house, thence due north to Oyster- 
bay line. 

North Side. 

No. 2. Beginning at Oysterbay line, thence one rod west 
of Sam'l R. Titus house, thence one rod east of Sam'l Down- 
ings house, thence one rod North of Duncan Fowlers house, 
thence one rod east of Ja's Searings house, thence to Hemp- 
stead line, thence along said line westerly until it meets the 
road leading from Hemp'd by AV'm Sealy's house, thence 
along said highway to one rod north of Eichard Elderds 
house, thence one rod north of Moses Searings house, 
thence one rod North of Josiah Underhill's house, thence 
one rod north west of Frederick Hendrickson house, thence 
one rod north west of Thomas Lewis house, thence to the 
place of beginning. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 15 

IIem2)stead ITarhor. 

No. 3. Beginning at Oysterbay line, tlience one rod 
west of Sam'l R. Titus house, tlience one rod north west of 
Tho's Lewis house, thence one rod north west of Frederick 
Hendricksons house, tlience one rod north of Josiali Under- 
liills house, thence one rod north of Moses Searings house, 
thence one rod north of Richard Elderds house, thence one 
rod east of Tho's Wood and Richard Tattersons houses 
above the harbor, thence one rod north of Rich'd Tatter- 
sons house at the harbor, thence one rod east of Elizalieth 
Applebys house to the harbor, thence across said harbor at 
Oysterbay line, tlience along said line to the place of 
beginning. 

Flower Ifill. 

No. 4. Beginning one rod east of Elizabeth Appleby's 
house, thence along the harbor to one rod north of John 
Aliens house, thence one rod north of Dan'l Hoaglands 
house, thence one rod South of John Mitchells house, to 
Cow Bay, thence along said Bay to the east end of Single- 
ton Mitchells mill dam, thence one rod West of Wil'ni 
Hewletts house, thence to the highway one rod west of 
Stephen Hutchiiigs house, thence along said highway to 
opposite Richard R. Smiths house, thence one rod west of 
the house formerly of Ja's Hewlett, thence one rod north of 
Tho's Applebys house, thence one rod north of Richard 
Tattersons house at the harbor, thence to the place of be- 
ginning. 

Page 192. 

Bottom of Coiv Necli'. 

No. 5. Beginning one rod north of John Aliens house, 
thence one rod north of Daniel Hoaglands house, tlience 
one rod South of John Mitchells house to the Bay, westerly 
by the bay, Northerly by the sound, Easterly by Henip'd 
Harbor bay to the place of beginning. 



Ifi HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Head (if C '<nc Ned'. 

No. 6. Beginning at the east eud of Singletou Miteliells 
Mill (lam, tlionee one rod west of Win Hewletts bouse, 
thence to the highway one rod west of Stephen Hutchings 
lionse, thence along said highway to opposite Richard E. 
Smiths house, thence one rod west of the house formerly of 
Ja's Hewlett, thence one rod north of Tho's Applel)y's 
house, thence one rod west of Richard Tattersous house at 
the harbor, thence one rod east of Richard Tattersous and 
Tho's Wood's houses above the harbor, thence one rod 
North of Richard Elderds house, thence one rod south of 
Nathaniel Pearsalls house, thence one rod South of Valen- 
tine AVillets house, thence one rod south of Isaac Downings 
house, thence one rod South west of Dan'l Kissam's house, 
thence one rod west of Dan'l Kissams small house, thence 
one rod west of Jacob Schencks small house near Cow Bay, 
thence across said bay and along said bay to the place of 
Beginning. 

Great Neck. 

No. 7. Beginning at the old mill creek below Elijah 
Aliens mill, thence one rod south of said mill, thence one 
rod soiith of said Aliens house, thence one rod south of 
Richard K. Aliens house and Roelof Schencks houses, 
thence one rod west of Dan'l Kissams small house, thence 
one rod west of Jacob Schencks small house near Cow Bay, 
thence along said Bay to the sound, thence by the sound to 
little neck bay, and along said Bay to the place of Begin- 



ning. 



Svccess. 



No. 8. Beginning at the old mill creek below Elijah 
Aliens mill, thence one rod south of said mill, thence one 
rod south of Elijah Aliens house; thence one rod South of 
Richard K. Aliens and Roelof Schencks houses, thence one 
rod west of Daniel Kissams small house, thence one rod 
Southwest of Daniel Kissams house, thence one rod south 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 17 

of Isaac Downings house, thence one rod south of Valen- 
tine Willets house, thence one rod east of Barent Van 
Wycks and Ebenezer Smiths houses, thence one rod east of 
Wm Thornes and Edward Griswokls houses, thence by 
windmill pond to Hempstead line, thence along said line to 
Flushing line, thence along Flushing line to the place of 
Beginning. 

Ilei'ricJi's. 

No. 9. Beginning one rod north of Richard Eldreds 
house, thence one rod south of Nathaniel Pearsalls 
house, thence one rod south of Valentine Willets house, 
thence one rod east of Barent Van Wycks and Ebenezer 
Smiths houses, thence one rod east of William Thornes and 
Edward Griswokls houses, thence by the wind mill pond to 
Hemp'd line, thence by said line easterly to the road that 
leads from Hemp'd by W'm Sealys house, thence along 
said highway to the place of beginning one rod North of 
Richard Elderds house. 

Entered and Compared with the original by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 



Page 193. 

At a special Town meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hempstead at the house of W'm Allen on the 4th of 
September 1819. Called on the application of Twelve free- 
holders of said Town, For the purpose of consideraing what 
measures are suitable to be adopted in relation to the rights 
of this Town in the undivided Plains Beaches & Marshes 
lying in the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. 

Voted, That the supervisor of this Town is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to assist and defend at the expence 
of this Town any Inhabitant or Inhabitants of the same in 
any sliit or suits brought by the Town of Hempstead or in 
its behalf against any such inhabitant or inhabitants for 
cutting raking and carrying awaj' grass from the undivided 



18 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Plaius, Beaches and Marshes aforesaid, provided they 
comply with such reguhitions as the Towu of Hempstead 
may from time to time make for its own Freeholders and 
Inhabitants to cutt rake and carry away grass from said 
undivided lands, or such parts thereof as lies within the 
bounds of the Town of Hempstead. 

Voted, That Isaac Hicks, Dan'l Titus, Singleton Mitchell, 
William Willets and Peter Onderdonk be a Committee in 
behalf of this Town to assist Counsel and advise the Super- 
visor in the proseciition of the duties assigned him in the 
preceding vote. 

Voted, That the persons named in the above vote with the 
Supervisor are hereby appointed a Committee with the 
same powers and for all the purposes for which a Commit- 
tee of Seven was appointed at a special Towu meeting held 
the 8th of Aug't 1818. 

Entered by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Tow^u Clerk. 



Page 194. 
We the subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hemp'd in the County of Queens, did on 
the 2oth day of September 1819, at the request of William 
Allen and fourteen other Freeholders of said Town regulate 
a highway leading from the road running across the head 
of Cow Neck opposite the house of the Widow Elizabeth 
Mitchell to the creek before Michael Dunn's door, and did 
likewise lay out a road from said Creek through the Town 
commons to the great Neck road, As follows, Beginning at 
the highway in front of Elizabeth Mitchells house, and run- 
ning northerly one rod to a locust tree marked on the west 
side, and so on northwestwardly to another locust tree 
marked on the west side, and so on to ten feet west of a 
house where Lewis Wilson lives, and fi'om thence to a pear 
tree three rods east of the tan house, from thence to the 
South west corner of the house where Henry Morrell lives, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 19 

from thence to a poplar tree at the corner of Michael Dunn's 
gate, Three rods wide on the west side of said line from the 
pl^ce of beginning, and reducing said Road one rod from a 
former record made in the year 1725, and from thence 
Westwardly three rods wide to the Creek where the Bridge 
stands, and the road beginning eight feet south of said 
bridge, and running westwardly to a stake standing by the 
side of the Great Neck road and two rods Northwest of 
Samuel Kierstead's house, eight rods wide on the north 
side of said line. Given under our hands the day and year 
above written. 

Singleton Mitchell 

Whitehead Mitchell 
Entered by 

J. I. Schenck, Clerk. 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead by the request of Sam'l Titus and 
Twenty Six other Freeholders of said Town in writing, Did 
on the first day of December 1819, lay out a Highway on 
the east side of Hemp'd Harbor from the main road through 
the common lands of the Towns to Bedell's landing. As fol- 
lows, Beginning at the south east corner of the door yard 
belonging to the reformed Dutch Congregation where the 
reverend David S. Bogart now lives one foot from a poplar 
tree, and running South Eighty Seven degrees W. one Chain 
84 links, to a stake, thence s! 46i W. 2 " 27, thence N. 68f 
W. 4 " 00, three rods wide on the South side of said line 
thence N. 4^ E. 7 " 90, thence N. 12 W. 6 " 75, thence N. 12 
W. 0" 73, thence N. 49f E. 6" 00, to the road leading to 
Bedell's landing, ten rods wide on the West side of said 
line. Given under our hands the day and year above writ- 
ten. 

Singleton Mitchell 

Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 
Entered by 

J. I. Schenck, Clerk. 



20 hempstead town records. 

Page 195. 
We Siiif^leton Mitchell, Beujamin Albertson and White- 
head Mitciiell Coiuinission(!rs of Highways for the Town of 
North Hempstead, haviu<j^ been called to view that part of 
the highway leading froin the head of Cow neck to the great 
•neck road, running through the land belonging to the Heirs 
of Doct'r Cha's Mitchell deceased andRoelof Schenck, And 
on enquiring into the ])remises find an ancient record of a 
road running through the said tract of Lands on the north 
side dated the 30th of June 1708 of two rods wide, and it 
appears to us that the road where it now runs was taken in 
lieu of the said recorded road. After viewing said road We 
have agreed with the widow Elizabeth Mitchell and her 
sons William it John to lay out a road through a part of 
their land in lieu of a part of the said roads, considering 
the exchange more convenient for the public. And have also 
agreed with the said Widow Mitchell and Sons and Roelof 
Schenck to lay out the residue of the said road where the 
present road runs through their lands in lieu of the old 
recorded road. Beginning at a stake by the side of the 
road running from the head of Cow Bay to Success, and 
running S. 38 W. 43 links to the Northwest corner of a 
house belonging to Widow Mitchell thence S. 17^ W. 2 
Chains, thence S. 89 W. 8" 13, thence N. 36 W. 2" 83^ 
thence N. 40 W. 5 " 00, thence N. 81 W. 1 " 56, thence S. 
84^ W. 2" 63, thence West 5" 8, thence N. 63 W. 2" 00, 
thence N. 89 W. 1 Chain, Through the lands of the Heirs 
of Doc't Ch's Mitchell to the lands of Roelof Schenck two 
rods wdde on the North side of said line, thence through 
the lands of the said Roelof Schenck where the road now 
runs two rods wide to the road leading to the bottom of 
Great Neck from Success. Given under our hands the 

Sixth day of December 1819 

Singleton Mitchell 
Benjamin Albertson 
Whitehead Mitchell 

Entered by 

J. I. Schenck, Clerk 



hempstead town recobds. 21 

Page 196. 

At the annual Town meeting for North Hempstead April 
4th 1820, The following persons were chosen Town officers 
for the present year 

David Losee Jun'r Constable and Collector. 

John B. Kissam Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Samuel Williams, Joseph L. Hewlett, Benjamin Albert- 
son, Elbert Hegeman Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Joseph Dodge Jun'r, Sam'l Valentine 
Commissioners of Highways. 

Benjamin Tredwell, James Poole, William L. Mitchell 
Commissers of Common Schools. 

Peter Onderdonk, W'm Underhill, Benj'n Tredwell Jun'r 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, Henry 
S. Hicks, Jacob Eapelye, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas Denton 
fence viewers. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend, George Titus to regu- 
late Sheep partings. 

John B. Kissam, Benjamin Piatt To examine Collectors 
books and report at the next annual Town meeting 

William Allen pound master. 

Overseers of highways John Tredwell, Bottom Cow 
Neck, William Underhill, Middle Cow Neck, Singleton 
Mitchell, Head Cow Neck east district, Daniel Brinkerhoff, 
Head Cow Neck west district, William Valentine Jun'r, 
Hemp'd Harbor, Benjamin Mott, east side Hemp'd harbor, 
Benjamin Hewlett, Great Neck lower district, Thomas C. 
Thorne, Great Neck, upper district, John Thorne, Jun'r, 
Success, Phillip Wiggins, Tanners Pond, Moses Searing, 
Searing Town, Daniel T. Smith, Herricks east district 



22 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Daniel Seelj, Herricks w-est district, Isaac Eiislimore, 
Plains west district, David Willets, Plains east district, 
John Titus, Westbnry east district, Jarvis Clement, West- 
bury west district 

Stephen Sell, Abraham S. Onderdonk Overseers of the 
Poor. 

Page 107. 

Daniel Titus one of the Committee appointed at a Special 
Town meeting held the 4th September 1819, and as agent 
appointed by said Committee 1)}^ virtue of authority given 
to said Committee by this Town, To present a petition to 
the legislature of this State for a law authorizing a division 
or the obtaining of the same, of certain plains Marshes and 
Beaches lying undivided in the Towns of Hemp'd & North 
Hemp'd and Avhich have been Adjudged, by the Court of 
impeachments and Correction of Errors, to belong in com- 
mon to the Freeholders and Inhal)itants of the said Towns. 
Reports, 

That he presented a petition for that purpose, and al- 
though he is not informed that such law is fully passed, 
yet from information he has received has good reason to 
believe a law will be passed the present session enabling 
this Town to assert and Substantiate their rights. 

Therefore, Voted unanimously. That Dan'l Titus, Silvanus 
Smith, ^Villiam AVillets, Peter Onderdonk, Garret Layton, 
Singleton Mitchell, Minne Onderdonk, Joseph Dodge Jun'r, 
Joseph L. Hewlett, Daniel Hoagland, John D. Hicks, be 
and are hereby appointed a Committee to act as advisors 
and in Conjunction with the Supervisor and Town Clerk, in 
case such law doth pass, to propose an Equitable accom- 
modation with the ToAvn of Hemp'd or its Committee 
appointed for that purj)Ose, if any appointed for the 
purpose. But in case of refusal by said Town to Accommo- 
date or Act therein as they or a majority of them in their 
Judgment and discretion may think conducive to promote 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 23 

the unanimous wish of this Town to effect a division of the 
aforesaid common or undivided hinds, And further to re- 
port their proceedings in the premises to the next annual 
Town meeting or to any Special Town meeting called for 
that purpose. 

Voted, That from and after the 10th day of this month, it 
shall not be lawful for any person not being a resident of 
the Towns of Hempstead or North Hempstead, To take any 
Clams oysters or other shell fish, from or out of any of the 
Bays Waters mud or Beaches within the limits of the Town 
of North Hemp'd, iinder a penalty not exceeding Ten dol- 
lars, to be sued for and recovered before any magistrate of 
the County of Queens for the use of the poor of said Town, 
according to the rules and forms prescribed by the Acts 
establishing Justices Courts. 

Voted, That from and after the above date it shall not be 

Page 198. 

lawful for any person residing in either of said Towns to 
take any Clams Oysters or other Shell fish from or out of 
any of the Bays Waters Mud or Beaches aforesaid on any 
more than one day in any Week in the Year, under a pen- 
alty not exceeding five dollars nor less than five cents nor 
shall it be lawful for any person to employ another to take 
Clams or other shell fish as above for his or her benefit or 
use, except such person as he or she may have publicly in 
their employ for other purposes than the evasion of this 
law, under the penalty last aforesaid, To be recovered and 
applied as in the preceding vote. 

Voted, That the following persons be appointed a Com- 
mittee to carry the above law into eflect, and further to 
bring complaints against such persons only as are in the 
practice of taking such shell fish to be carried out of the 
Town and sold. Committee, John Cornwell, Thomas Tred- 
well, Henry Morrell, Whitehead Hewlett, Joseph L. Hew- 
lett, William K. Allen, Silas Kirk, Dan'l Brinkerhofi', Corn- 



24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

well Deuton, Noah Masou, Grilfeu Sands, Tho's Dodge 
Juii'r. 

Ordered, That the Town Clerk publish this law by placing 
Copies thereof in -i of the most public and Conspicuous 
places in the Town. 

Entered by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Clerk. 



In order to accommodate the people of North Hemp'd 
Avith a good and convenient road agreeably to law and our 
duty, We the Commissioners of Highways for the Town of 
North Hemp'd aforesaid do this day lay out and regulate 
the Highway leading from Cow neck through the west side 
of Hemp'd Harbor, from the bam of J & W Seaman & Co, 
Southerly as the road now runs, four rods wide, till it meets 
or intersects the road leading from the Southward at the 
east end of David Kelly's house, thence from the said Inter- 
section North easterly to the Mill dam of Caleb Valentine, 
and from the said Mill dam up the hill on the South side of 
the said Seaman's land till it again comes to the road lead- 
ing from Cow Neck, each road to be four rods wide the 
whole of the distance above mentioned and described 

Page 199. 

North Hempstead 14th June 1820. 

Singleton Mitchell ^ Commissioners 
JosErH Dodge Jon'r > of 

Samuel Valentine ) Highways. 



Entered by 



J. I. Schenck, Clerk. 



Whereas it hath been represented and doth appear to us 
that a part of the public Highway running through the lauds 
of W'm and John Mott on the East side of Great Neck in 
the Township of North Hempstead, might be exchanged for 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 25 

another road through the same persons land which woukl 
be more convenient for Travellers. We have pursuant to 
the Statute in such cases made, Exchanged a part of the 
Highway above mentioned for a Road to be made through 
the said lands of William and John Mott, Three Rods wide 
as is herein after described. Beginning at a large Birch 
Tree standing on the East side of the old road Westerly 
from William Underhills house, and running thence North 
58f Degrees East seven chains, thence North 38 Degrees 
East Three Chains, thence North 23^ degrees West Seven 
Chains and Eighty links, thence North 8^ degrees West 5 
Chains and Sixty four links to the old road. 

North Hempstead 

April 25th, 1816. 

Joseph Dodge Jun'r 1 Commissioners 
John Allen \ of Highways. 

Entered and compared with the Original by 

J. I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



The subscribing Commissioners of highways for the Town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, have this 
day surveyed and laid out the following parcels of land for 
public highways, to be kept open for the purpose of Water- 
ing Creatures and making convenient roads to and from 
Success Pond to the highway now leading round said Pond 
on the Easterly and Southerly sides thereof. Viz, 

One road running from the' land of Nath'l Williams 
Southerly to the land of John Haviland, Twenty Eight rods 
in length, and three rods wide, bounded on the East by 
Nath'l Williams land and Blacksmith shop, and the lot of 
land enclosed by Samuel and John Woolley, and Westerly 
by said pond, part of said three rods in width being gener- 
ally in the water. 

One road five rods wide, running from the highway that 
leads from Great Neck to Hempstead, Westerly down by 



26 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

and adjoining the North end of the lot of Samiicl and John 
Woolley, till it intersects the road leading by the pond 
from the land of Nath'l Williams to the land of John Havi- 
land. 

One road or highway Nine rod and five links wide, also 
runniDg from the said road that leads from Great Neck to 
the plains, AVesterly towards the pond, between the land 
of John Haviland on the South and the lott of Sam'l and 
John AVoolley on the North, uutill it comes to the road 
above described leading by the pond from Nath'l Williams 
to John Havilands land. 

One road or highway, Ten Kod and Nineteen links wide, 
Kunuing from the North side of John Havilands land 
Northerly Across the road leading from Success to Flush- 
ing down to the Pond, bounded Easterly partly by the road 
Coming from the East, on the South by John Havilands 
House and partly by the Enclosed land of John Haviland, 
and on the West by a line running North 37^ Degrees West 
from the line fence between John Havilands land and lands 
of the Estate of Charles Cornell 

North Hempstead 16th August, 1820. 

Joseph Dodge Jr ^ Commissioners 
Singleton Mitcjhell ^ of Highways. 

The annexed map exhibits an actual Survey and Descrip- 
tion of the ground laid out for public highways and Watering 
places as described in the Preceding Record. 

August 16th, 1820. 

Joseph Dodge Jr. ) Commissioners 
Singleton Mitchell \ of Highways 



Page 200. 

At a s])ecial Town meeting held in North Hempstead on 
the 5th day of August 1820, Called for the purpose of con- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 27 

sideriiig the propriety of commencing a suit to obtain a 
partition of the undivided lands Beaches and Marshes lying 
in the Towns of Hempstead and North Hempstead. 

The following resolutions passed by a vote of the Free- 
holders and inhabitants then present. 

Resolved, That the Supervisor & Clerk of this Town be 
and are hereby authorized in behalf of the Freeholders 
and inhabitants thereof To commence and prosecute to 
efiect a suit at law or in equity for obtaining a partition of 
all the undivided lands in the patent of Hempstead situate 
in and belonging to the several Freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the said Towns of Hempstead and North Hemp'd in 
common. That the Committee appointed at the last annual 
Town meeting to act as advisors to the Supervisor and Town 
Clerk be and are hereby continued a Committee to consult 
assist and advise with the Supervisor and Town Clerk in all 
matters and Things having relation to the business of this 
Town and the prosecution of the suit to be instituted 
against the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of 
Hempstead. 

That the said Committee be authorized as above to agree 
on and nominate suitable persons for Commissioners to 
make paititiou of said lands or agree on such Commission- 
ers with such persons as may be appointed by the Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of Hempstead for that purpose, if 
any be appointed. 

Resolved, That the said Committee l)e and are hereby 
authorized for that purpose on the proportion of the Free- 
holders and Inhabitants of each of the said Towns in the 
undivided lands. 

Resolved, That the said Committee be and they are 
hereby authorized to borrow such sums of money on behalf 
of the Town as may be necessary to prosecute the said suit, 
and report the same, and also what they have done in the 
said suit at the next annual Town meeting or at any special 
Town meeting before that time. 



28 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

That the Supervisor and Town Clerk be required to report 
at the next and every future Town meetiu<4 a particular 
account of all sums expended by them for tlie use of the 
Town, together with a detail'd Statement of their expences 
and services in conducting the above suit. 

Entered by 

J. I. ScHENCK Clerk. 



Page 201. 

The manner by which Success Pond was furnished with 
yellow perch orriginally there were no Yellow Perch in the 
waters of the Pond at Success in this Town. In the year 
1790, Samuel L. Mitchell, then a resident of North Hemp'd, 
and shortly afterwards a member of Assembly for Queens 
County, in company with Uriah Mitchell, then Sheriff of 
Queens, brought them from Eochomkama pond in Suffolk 
Count}'. Those Gentlemen went in a waggon for the ex- 
press purpose of transporting alive some of the Yellow 
perch from Pochoukama to Success. They took about 
three Dozen of those who had been wounded most superfi- 
cially by the hook, and dismissed all of them but two into 
Success Pond, vigorous enough to Swim away. This they 
were enabled to do by iilliug a large Chum with the water 
of Rochonkama pond and putting so few fishes into it, that 
there was no necessity of changing it on the road ; and by 
driving steadily on a walk, the whole distance of Forty 
miles, without stopping to refresh either man or Horse. 

From these individuals the multiplicity of Yellow perch in 
Success pond, and the neighboring waters, have proceeded. 
Doctor Mitchell in his Memior on the fishes of New York, 
printed in the first volume of the transactions of the Literary 
and philosophical Societ}' of New York, has described this 
fish under the name of ^^ Bod'uniKs jiaceii(eni<,'' believing it to 
be a species not before known to naturalists. 



hempstead town records. 29 

Page 202. 

The manner in wliicli the light house at the extremity of 
Cow Neck in the Town of North Hempstead, came to be 
built. 

As long ago as 1790, Samuel L. Mitchell was so strongly 
convinced that a lighthouse ought to be built on Sand's 
point, that he and Samuel Wood, surveyed it by chain and 
compass, that year. In 1805, during an excursion on board 
the Active Revenue Cutter, while commanded by Cap't 
Caleb Brewster, the expediency of such a light house be- 
came the subject of conversation, and on board of that 
vessel were the Memorials written by Dr. Mitchell, which 
were circulated among coasters, pilots & navigators for sub- 
scription All the petitions came forward to Congress dur- 
ing the winter of 1806, and that gentleman, then a Senator 
of the United States, brought in a bill for the erection and 
endowment of a light House on Cow Neck. It passed into 
a law January 26th, 1806, shortly after the State of New 
York ceded the Jurisdiction. Governor Tompkins pur- 
chased five Acres of land for the purpose, from Mr. Ben- 
jamin Hewlett, David Gelston Esqr, Collector of the port 
of New York, issued proposals for the Construction of the 

building, They were accepted by Mess'rs Mason and 

of New London, and carried on with so much dispatch that 
the lantern was ready for the reception of Oil, before the 
end of November 1809. 

There was a grand civic festival at the place, at which 
the members of the most respectable families in the neigh- 
borhood attended; Samuel L. Mitchell as the founder, was 
honored with an invitation to meet his fellow citizens and 
was there on one of the happiest occasions that had oc- 
curred within the recollection of the numerous company 
that Assembled. 

Page 203. 

The manner by which the height of the Harbour hill in 
North Hemp'd was ascertained. 



30 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

On the luorning of July 20tli 1816, The height of the 
Hiiibour hill was determined by the Barometer, and found 
to be Three hundred and Nineteen feet above high water 
mark. 

The way in which this operation came to be performed 
was this, Samuel L. Mitchell had in December 1815, been 
one of the visitors of the Military Academy at West Point. 
He there received from Cap't Partridge the Professor of 
Engineering in the Academy, a list of heights ascertained 
b}^ himself in New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. 
Dr. Mitchell engaged him to come during the ensuing sum- 
mer and take the altitude of the Harbour Hill in Queens 
Count}'. Cap't Partridge accordingly called on Dr. Mitchell 
in New York on the 18tli of July, informing the Doctor that 
he had come from west point prepared for the service. The 
proper directions were given to him, and he with several 
cadets. Viz, Delafield, Giles and Sickels, proceeded 
with the Barometer, on foot, to Hemp'd Harbour on the 
19th. The same day Dr. Mitchell, Andrew Ellicott, the 
famous Geomatrician and astronomer, Mr. Griffiths of New 
York and Mr. Haines of Philadelphia, followed them in a 
carriage and went to Judge Mitchell's at Plandome. The 
Judge and his son Warren, accompanied them to the place 
of destination, and the two parties met at the Harbour on 
the 20tli between break of day & Sunrise. The mercury in 
the Barometer and Themoneter was first observed at the 
level of high tide, near the base of the hill, and afterwards 
on the highest knoll of the summit with great nicety and 
the conclusion was that the height was three hundred and 
nineteen feet, an elevation 28 feet higher than the most con- 
siderable height on the Nevesink hills in New Jersey. 

Mill-stone Rock, on the premises of John Schenck Esqr 
North Hempstead H. C. N. was admeasured by the above 
gentlemen on the same day, and ascertained to contain a 
mass of granite above the surface of the ground of 2400 
Cubic feet. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 31 

The three preceding pages of Historical sketches of local 
iuformatioii are a true copy from the Original M. S. filed 
in this Office. 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 



Page 204. 

The annual Town meeting for North Hemp'd was held at 
the house of William Allen of the 3d of April 1821. The 
following Town officers were chosen for the present Year* 
Viz, 

David Lose}^ Jun'r Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor 

John I, Schenck Town Clerk. 

Stephen Sell and Abraham S. Onderdonk Overseers of 
the Poor. 

Samuel Williams, Joseph C. Hewlett, Benjamin Albert, 
son and Elbert Hegeman Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Jose])li Dodge Jun'r and Sam'l Val- 
entine Commissioners of Highways 

Benjamin Tredwell, James Poole and William L. Mitchell 
Commissioners of common schools. 

Peter Onderdonk, William Underhill and Benjamin Tred- 
well Jun'r Inspectors of common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, John 
Woolley Jun'r, Peter Onderdonk, Jonas Denton and Epe- 
netus Appleby fence viewers. 

William Allen pound master 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend and George Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Singleton Mitchell and Benjamin Piatt to examine col- 
lectors books and report at the next annual Town meeting. 

Overseers of Highways John Tredwell, bottom Cow 
Neck, William Underhill, Middle Cow Neck, Singleton 



32 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Mitchell, Head Cow Neck, east district, Daniel Brinkerliofif, 
head Cow Neck west district, John Robbins, hemp'd Har- 
bor, Michael Mudge, east side Hemp'd Harl)or, John 
Thorne Jun'r, Success, Thomas Tredwell, great neck lower 
district, Thomas C. Thorne, great neck upper district, 
Eldred Cornwell, Tanners Pond, Moses Searing, Searing 
Town, Eichard Williams, Herricks east district, Daniel 
Seale}', Herricks West district, Isaac Kushmore, Plains 
west district, Obadiah Townseud, plains east district John 
Titus, Westbury east district, Jackson S. Townseud, West- 
bury west district. 

It was Voted unanimously, That the Committee reapoint- 
ted at a special Town meeting held the 5th of August 1820, 
be further continued as advisors and Counsellors, with the 
Supervisor and Town Clerk in the prosecution of the suit 
pending in the Court of Chancery, between the Town of 
North Hemp'd or the Freeholders and Inhabitants thereof, 
and the Town of Hempstead and the Freeholders and In- 
haliitants thereof, respecting the undivided plains, Meadows, 

Page 205. 

Marshes and Beaches lying in the aforesaid Towns. And 
further that Said Committee are hereby empowered to bor- 
row such sums of money, as may be necessary, fiom time 
to time, for the prosecution to effect of the said suit. 

It was rejDorted to this meeting by the Town Clerk, that 
there had been one Hundred dollars boiTOwing and paid to 
Thomas Addis Enimit as Counsel on the part of this Town 
employed in the aforesaid suit. 

It was thereupon Toted, that one Hundred and Ten dol- 
lars be raised to pay the said sum of one Hundred dollars 
and the Interest that may thereon accrue until collected 
and paid. 

Entered by 

J. I. ScHENCK, Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 33 

The annual Town Meeting for North. Hempstead was 
held at the House of Win Allen, April the 2nd 1822. 

The following Officers were chosen for the present Year, 
Viz, 

David Losee Jun'r Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Sclienck Town Clerk. 

Stephen Sell and Abraham S. Onderdonk Overseers of 
the poor, 

Samuel Williams, Benjamin Albertson, Isaac H. Dodge 
and John Woolley Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Joseph Dodge Jun'r and Samuel Val- 
entine Commissioners of Highways. 

James Poole, Joseph Dodge Ju'r and William L. Mitchell 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Peter Onderdonk, William Underhill and Benjamin Tred- 
well Ju'r Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, Oliver Valentine, David Allen, John 
Woolley Jun'r, Epenetus Appleby, Jonas Denton and Peter 
Onderdonk Fence view^ers. 

William Allen Pound Master. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend and George Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Singleton Mitchell and Benjamin Piatt to examine Col- 
lectors books and report to the next annual Town meeting. 

Overseers of Highways William Dodge Sen'r, bottom of 
Cow neck. Middle district of Cow Neck, divided by Major 
Vote, the North part of this district, beginning at the foot 
of the hill nearly opposite Daniel Ireland's house, to be 
called the Flower hill district, Peter Onderdonk Jun'r, 
Overseer. The South division of said district, extending 
around to Hempstead Harbor, and so to the Barrow beach, 
to be called the Southern district of Cow Neck, Lewis. S. 
Hewlett chosen Overseer, Singleton Mitchell, Head of Cow 



34 IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Neck East district, Peter Brinkerlioff, Head of Cow Neck 
West district, Michael Mudge, east side Heinp'd Harbor, 

Page WCk 

Hempstead Harbor district, by Major Vote extended to 
o]>posite Benjamin All)ertson's house, inchiding the said 
Albertsou, John Bobbins, Overseer, John Thorne Ju'r Suc- 
cess, Thomas Tredwell, lower district Great Neck, Jacob 
Schenck, Great Neck upper district, John Peters Tanners 
pond, Burr Buckley, Seariugtown, Kichard AVilliams, Her- 
ricks East district, Henry Piatt, Herricks West district, 
Isaac Bushmore, Plains west district, Obadiah Towusend, 
Plains east district, Bichard Willets, Westbury east dis- 
trict, Jacksou S. Towusend, Westbury West district, 

Voted, That Four p'Cent be Collectors fees for the present 
Year. 

Voted, That the regulations passed at the annual Town 
Meeting held the 4th of April 1820, respecting Claming, 
oysteriug &c, is hereby reuewed and put in force. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



The annual Town meeting for the Town of North Hemp- 
stead was held at the hoiTse of W'm Allen, April 1st 1823. 
The following persons were chosen Town Officers for the 
present Year, Viz, 

David Losee Ju'r Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Stephen Sell and Abraham S. Onderdouk Overseers of 
the poor. 

Sam'l Williams, Benjamin Tredwell Ju'r, Dan'l Kissam 
Ju'r, Dan'l Hooglaud and Sam'l Valentine Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Sam'l Valentine and Joseph Dodge 
Ju'r Commissioners of Highways. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 35 

James Poole, William L. Mitchell and Joseph Dodge 
Ju'r Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Peter Onderdonk, AV'm Underhill and Benj'u Tredwell 
Ju'r Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, David Allen, Oliver Valentine, John 
Woolley Ju'r, Epenetus Appleby, Jonas Denton and Peter 
Onderdonk fence viewers. 

William Allen pound master. 

Ja's Poole, Obadiah Townsend and George Titus to res- 
ulate Sheep partings. 

Overseers of Highways AVilliam Sands, l)ottom of Cow 
Neck, Peter Onderdonk Ju'r, Flower hill, Lewis S. Hew- 

Page 207. 

lett, S. district C. Neck, Singleton Mitchell, E, district head 
of Cow Neck, Benjamin Tredwell, W. district head of Cow 
Neck, Obadiah Jackson, E. side Hemp'd harbor, John Bob- 
bins, Hemp'd harbor, Jn'o Thorne Ju'r, Success, Tho's 
Tredwell, Great Neck lower district, Jacob Schenck, Great 
Neck upper district, Jn'o Peters, tanners pond. Burr Buck- 
ley, Searing town, Richard Williams, Herricks E. dis't, 
Henry W. Piatt, Herricks W. district, Tho's H. Townsend, 
Plains W. district, George P. Titus, plains E. district, Rich'd 
Willets, Westbury E. district, John Willis Ju'r, Westbury 
W. district. 

Voted, four p'Cent Collectors fees the present Year. 

Voted, To extend the plains West road district to the fork 
of the two Roads leading, the one around the East, and the 
other the West, side of Hemp'd Harbor. Also, to extend 
the Westbury west district from the road leading to Mus- 
qtietoe Cove westward towards Hemp'd harbor to opposite 
the North east corner of John Robbins woodland. 

Voted, That it shall not be lawful for any person to cut, 
rake or carry away any sedge from the common Marshes 
within the bounds of this Town previous to the 20tli of Sep- 
tember in the present or any succeeding Year, under a pen- 



36 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

alty of twelve dollars and fifty cents, with costs of suit, to 
be sued for and recovered in an action of debt, according 
to law, before any magistrate having cognizance thereof. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



The subscribers Commissioners of Common Schools for 
the Town of North Hempstead. At a meeting held at the 
house of Wm Allen April 7th 1823. divided, said Town in 
School districts as follows. 

Westhary. 

No. 1. Bounded Easterly by Oysterbay line, southwardly 
by Hemp'd line until it comes one rod N. E. of Ja's Sear- 
ing's house, thence one rod North of Duncan Fowler's 
house to the highway leading to Hemp'd Harbor, thence by 
said highway to near Sam'l Downing's house, thence one 
rod E. of said Downiugs house, thence one rod N. of Sam'l 
R. Titus's house, thence due North to Oysterbay line. 

Page 208. 

North Side. 

No. 2. Beginning at Oysterbay line, thence one rod W. 
of Sam'l R. Titus's house, thence one rod E. of Sam'l 
Downings house, thence one rod N. of Duncan Fowlers's 
house, thence one rod E. of Ja's Searing's house, thence to 
Hemp'd line, and along said line westwardly until it meets 
the road leading fi'om Hemp'd by Wm Seely's house, now 
Sam'l Willis's, thence along said highway, and from thence 
one rod E. of Sam'l Willis's dwelling house, thence one rod 
west of David Losey's house, thence one rod south east of 
Richard Eldred's house, thence one rod N. of said Eldred's 
house, thence one rod N. of Moses Searings house, thence 
one rod N. of Josiah Underbill's house, thence one rod 
North west of Frederick Hendrickson's house, thence one 
rod North west of Tho's Lewis's house, thence to the place 
of beginning. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 37 

Ilenijfd harhor 

No. 3. beginning at Oysterbay line, thence one rod W. 
of Sam'l R. Titus's house, thence one rod North west of 
Tho's Lewis's house, thence one rod Nortli west of Fred- 
erick Heudrickson's house, thence one rod N. of Josiah 
Underhill's house, thence one rod N. of Moses Searing's 
house, thence one rod South east of Rich'd Eklred's house, 
thence to the highway leading to Henip'd harbor west, 
thence along said highway until it intersects the highway 
leading across the head Cow Neck, thence one rod Nortli 
east of Cornwell Denton's house, thence across said harbor 
to where the Oysterbay and North Hemp'd line meets at 
liigliAvater mark, thence along said line Southeasterly to the 
place of beginning. 

Floirer hill. 

No. 4. beginning one rod South east of Elizabeth Apple- 
by's house, thence along the shore to one rod N. of Minne 
Rapelye's house, thence one rod N. of Dan'l Hougland's 
house, thence one rod S. of John Mitchell's house to Cow 
bay, thence along said bay to the E. end of Singleton 
Mitchell's mill dam, thence one rod W. of William Hew- 
lett's house, thence to the highway one rod South west of 
Stephen Hutchiug's house, thence along said Highway to 
opposite Rich'd R. Smith's house, thence one rod S. of 
Samuel Hewlett Ju'r house, thence one rod N. of Tho's 

Page 209. 
Appleby's house, thence to the intersection of the High- 
ways, the one leading froiu the plains by the house of Garret 
Layton Esqr, the other across the head of Cow Neck, thence 
to the place of beginning. 

BottoDi Colli Ned'. 
No. 5. beginning one rod N. of Minne Rapelye's house, 
thence one rod N. of Dan'l Hoogland's house, thence one 
rod S. of John Mitchell's house to Cow bay, thence west- 
wardly by said bay. Northwardly by the sound, Eastwardly 
by Hemp'd harbor to the place of beginning. 



38 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Head of Cov:> neck. 
No, G. Begiuiiing at the East eud of Sin<^letou Mitc-liell's 
mill (lam, thence one rod W. of Wm Hewlett's house, thence 
one rod South west of Stephen Hutching's house, thence 
along said hi^diway to opposite Eich'd E. Smith's house, 
thence one rod S. of Sam'l Hewlett Ju'r house, thence one 
rod N. of Tho's Appleby's house, thence to Harris's hill, 
thence along the highway to one rod N. Eich'd Eldred's 
house, thence one rod S. of Nathaniel Pearsall, Vallentine 
"Willets, Isaac Downing's houses, thence one rod South west 
of Dan'l Kissam Ju'r house, thence one rod West of Daniel 
Kissam Ju'r and Jacob Schenck's small houses, thence 
across and along said bay to the place of beginning. 

Great Neck. 
No. 7. Beginning at the old mill creek, below Elijah 
Allen's mill, thence one rod south of said mill, thence one 
rod S. of said Allen's house, thence one rod S. of Eich'd 
K. Al'en's Eoelof Schenck's houses, thence one rod W. of 
Dan'l Kissam Ju'r and Jacob Schenck's small houses to Cow 
Bay, thence along said bay and the sound to little neck bay, 
and along said last mentioned bay to the jDlace of beginning. 

Success. 
No. 8. Begimiing at the old mill creek, below Elijah Al- 
len's mill, thence one rod S. of the mill, thence one rod S. 
of Elijah Allen's Eich'd K. Allen's and Eoelof Schenck's 
houses, to one rod AV. of Dan'l Kissam's small house, thence 
one rod South west of Dan'l Kissam's house, thence one 
rod S. of Isaac Downing's and Valentine Willets houses, 
thence one rod E. of Barent Van Wvck's Ebenezer Smith's 
Wm Thome's and Edward Griswold's houses, thence by 
"Wind mill pond to Hemp'd line, thence along said line to 
Flushing line, and along said line to the place of beginning. 

Page 210. 

Herricks. 
No. 9. Beginning one rod North of Eich'd Eldred's 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 39 

house, thence one rod S. of Nathaniel Pearsall and Valen- 
tine Willet's houses, thence one rod llj. of Bareut Van 
Wyck's Ebenezer Smith's W'ni Thome's and Edward Gris- 
wold's houses, thence by Wind mill pond to Hemp'd line, 
thence along said line Eastwardlj to the highway leading 
from Hemp'd by Sam'l Willis's house, late W'm Seely's, 
thence one rod E. of Sam'l Willis's dwelling house, thence 
one rod W. of David Losey's house, thence one rod South 
east of Kich'd Eldred's house, thence to one rod N. of said 
Eldred's house or jjlace of Beginning. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



The annual Town meeting for the Town of North Hemp- 
stead held at the house of William Allen April Gtli 182J:. 

David Losee Jun'r was chosen Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Stephen Sell, Martin Schenck Overseers of the Poor. 

Samuel Williams, Samuel Valentine, Daniel Hoogland, 
Jacob Schenck Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, Joseph Dodge Jun'r, Samuel Valen- 
tine Commissioners of Highways. 

James Poole, Joseph Dodge Jun'r, William L. Mitchell 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Peter Onderdonk, Richard K. Allen, Daniel Kissam Jun'r 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, David Allen, Oliver Valentine, John 
Woolley Jun'r, Epenetus A])})leby, Hallet Cornwell, Peter 
Onderdonk fence viewers. 

William Allen pound master. 

Overseers of Highways AVilliam Sands, bottom of Cow 
Neck, Eem Rapelye, Flower hill, Lewis S. Hewlett, S. 



40 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

district of Cow Neck, Siugleton Mitchell, E. Dis't bead of 
C. Neck, Benjamin Tredwell, W. dis't H. C. Neck, Obadiali 
Jackson E. side of Hemp'd Harbor, John Bobbins, Hemp'd 
Harbor, John Thorne, Juu'r Success, Thomas Tredwell, 
Great Neck lower dis't, John Allen, G. Neck upper dis't.- 
Richard Seaman, Tanners pond, Burr Buckley, Searing 
Town, Samuel Williams, Herricks E. dis't, Henry AY. Piatt, 

Page 211. 

Herricks, W. district, Thomas S. Townsend, Plains W. 
dis't, George Valentine Plains E. district, Bichard Willets 
AVestbury E. dis't, John Willis, westbury W. district, 

James Poole, George P. Titus, Obadiah Townsend to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Voted, An order directing the Overseers of the Poor to 
refund to Walter J. Corn well S8 f^s^^ tax, he giving satis- 
factory evidence that he has not the property on which 
said Tax was laid. 

Voted, That the Collector retain 4 p'Cent as his fees on 
all monies to be collected for taxes. 

Singleton Mitchell and Lewis S. Hewlett were appointed 
to meet such persons as the Town of Flushino may appoint 
to run the line between the two Towns, and to affix suitable 
monuments thereon. 

The Commissioners of Highways were ordered to revise 
and settle the division of roads between Hemp'd Harbor 
and Westbury West road districts. 

Enter'd by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



At a meeting of Commissioners of Common schools for 
the Town of North Hempstead, held at the house of Wil- 
liam Allen Ap'l 12 1824, the said Town Avas divided in 
School Districts as follows. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 41 

Westhury. 

No. 1. Bounded eastwardly by Oysterbay line, south- 
wardly by Hemp'd line to one rod N. E. of James Searing's 
house, thence one rod North of Duncan Fowler's house to 
the highway leading to Hemp'd harbor, thence by said 
highway and (me rod E. of Sam'l Downings house, thence 
one rod N. W. of Sam'l E. Titus's house, thence due North 
to Oysterbay line. 

N'orth Side 

No. 2. Beginning at Oysterbay line due north of Samuel 
R. Titus's house thence one rod N. W. of said Titus's house 
and one rod E. of Samuel Downings house, one rod N. of 
Duncan FoAvler's house, one rod E. of Ja's Searings house, 
thence to Hempstead line, and along said line Westwardly 
to the road leading from Hem])'d by Sam'l Willis's house, 
thence one rod E. of said Willis's house, thence one rod W. 
of David Losee Jun house thence one rod W. E. of Richard 

Page 212. 

Elderd's house, thence one rod N. of . . . .Bond's house, one 
rod N. of Fredeiick Hendrickson's house, one rod N. of 
Tho's Lewis's house and to the place of beginning. 

Ilemjjd Ilarhor. 
No. 3. Beginning at Oysterbay line due North of Sam'l 
R. Titus's house, thence one rod N. W. of said Titus's 
house, thence one rod N. of Tho's Lewis's Frederick Hen- 
drickson and .... Bond's houses, to one rod N. E. of Richard 
Elderd's house, thence to the highway near said Elderd's 
house, and along said highway to Harris's hill, thence one 
rod N. of Cornwell Denton's house, thence across Hemp'd 
harbor to where North Hemp'd and Oysterbay line meets 
at highwaters mark, thence by Oysterbay line to the place 
of beginning. 

Floirer inn. 

No. 4. Beginning one rod N. of Cornwell Denton's house, 
thence along the shore and to one rod N. of Minne Rapelj'e's 



42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

house, tlience one rod N. of Daii'l Hooglaiid's house, and 
one rod S. of Whitehead Mitchell's house to Cowbay, and 
along said bay to the east end of Singleton Mitchell's Mill 
dam, thence to the Highway one rod 8. of Stephen Hutch - 
ing's house, thence along said Highway to one rod S. of 
Hichard R. Smith's house, thence one rod S. of Sam'l Hew- 
lett Juu'r house, thence one rod N. of Tlio's Ap])leby's house, 
thence to Harris's hill, thence to the place of beginning. 

Bottoiii of Coti^ Neck. 

No. 5. Beginning one rod N. of Minne Eapelye's house, 
thence one rod N. of Daniel Hoogland's house, and one rod 
S. of Whitehead Mitchell's house, and to Cow bay, thence 
along said Bay, the Sound and Hemp'd harbor bay, and to 
the place of beginning. 

Jlead of Cow Neck. 

No. G. Beginning at the East end of Singleton Mitchell's 
mill dam, thence one rod W. of William Hewlett's house 
thence to the highway one rod S. of Stephen Hutching's 
house, thence along said highway to one rod S. of Richard 
R. Smith's house, thence one rod S. of Samuel Hewlett 
Jun'r house, thence one rod N. of Tho's Appleby's house 
and to Harris's hill, thence aloncc the Highway to one rod 
N. E. of Richard Elderd's house, thence one rod S. of 
Nathaniel Pearsall's Valentine Willets and Isaac Down- 

Page 213. 

ings houses, thence one rod S. W. of Dan'l Kissam house, 
thence one rod W^. of Jacob Schenck's small house, thence 
across the head of Cow bay, and along said Bay to the 
place of beginning. 

Great Neck. 

No. 7. Beginning at the old mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
len's mill, thence one rod S. of said Mill, thence one rod S. 
W. of Dan'l Kissams house, thence one rod W. of Jacob 
Schenck's small house, and to Cowbay, thence along said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 43 

bay, and the Sound to little Neck bay, and along said bay 
and creek to the place of beginning. 

■Success. 

No. 8. Beginning at the old Mill Creek below Elijah Al- 
len's mill, thence one rod 8. of said Mill, thence one rod S. 
W. of Dan'l Kissani's house, thence one rod S. of Isaac 
Downings and Valentine Willets houses, thence one rod E. 
of Ebenezer Smith's W'm Thome's and Tho's Alsop's houses, 
thence by Wind mill pond to Henip'd line, and along said 
line and Flushing line to the place of beginning. 

Jlerricks. 
No. 9. Beginning one rod N. E. of Kichard Elderd's 
house, thence one rod E. of Ebenezer Smith's William 
Thome's and Tho's Alsop's houses, and by Wind Mill Pond 
to Hemp'd line, thence along said line to the highway lead- 
ing to Hemp'd harbor by Sam'l Willis house, to one rod E. 
of said Willis's house, thence one rod W. of David Losee 
Jun'r house, thence one rod N. E. of Richard Elderd's house 
or place of beginning. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck 

Town Clerk 



The undersigned Commissioners of Highways f(^r the 
Town of North Hempstead, having been called upon to 
open, lay out and regulate certain highways at Hempstead 
Harbor, in the said Town, and having reviewed and exam- 
ined the same, do hereby agree to lay out and make record 
of the following roads. The lirst. Beginning at a position 
four rods S. 32 degrees W. from the South west corner of 
Charles t'tubb's house, and running thence N. 59*^ W. 1 
Chain 32 Links to the South east corner of Joseph Starkin's 
oven house, thence to a stake N. 43^" W. 2 Chains to a Pond 
and watering place, the road to lay open four rods wide on 
the easterly side of the above described line. 



44 hempstead town records. 

Page 214. 

The second beginning the easterly side of the above 
described road at a position three rods Southerly of Benja- 
min Albeiisou's small dwelling house and running round 
the easterly side of the Harbor or swamp N. 25" E. 1 Chain 
19 links, thence N. 33° E. 2 Chains 7 links, thence N. 45^° 
E. 54 links, thence N. 17" E. 2 Chains 26 links, thence N. 
9" E. 3 Chains 80 links, thence N. 12" E 2 Chains 45 Huks, 
thence N. 10^" E. 1 Chain 40 Links, thence N. 20:^" AV. 1 
Chain G5 links, thence N. 15" W. 5 Chains 73 hnks, thence 
N. 10" W. 2 Chains 60 links to the South Avest corner of 
Richard Tatterson's small dwelling house, thence N. 8° E. 2 
Chains, thence N. 7|" W. 2 Chains and 20 links, thence N: 
1° W. 4 Chains 24 liiiks, thence N. 14^" W. 8 Chains to the 
highway leading from Oysterbay to Cow Neck, across the 
grist Mill dam, the road to be and lay open three rods wide 
upon the Northerly and Westerly side of the above de- 
scribed line. 

The third, beginning by the Oven house of Joseph Stark- 
in's, whence the first of these roads descends to the water- 
ing place at the head of the harbor swamp, and running N. 
56:^.' w. 2 Chains 55 links, thence N. 43" W. 2 Chains 34 
links, thence N. 27" W. to a barn belonging to Stephen 
Kushmore, 5 Chains, thence from the South east corner of 
said barn N. 33^" W. to the southeast corner of Sidney 
Seaman's small dwelling house 5 Chains 33 links, thence N. 
37^" W. 1 Chain 58 links, thence N. lOf" W. to a cedar tree 
4 Chains 38 links, thence N. 26" W. 2 Chains 40 links, 
thence N. 39" W. 1 Chain 80 links, thence N. 29i" AV. 3 
Chains 85 links, thence N. 36^" W. 1 Chain 51 links, thence 
N. 13^" AV. 3 Chains to the highway leading from Oysterbay 
across the head of Cow Neck, the road to be and lay o]ien 
three rods wide on the Easterly side of the above line. And 
also two other highways each five rods wide, the first lead- 
ing from the easterly' side of the last described road on the 
AA^est side of Hempstead harbor across the common land 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 45 

easterly to the highway coming down the said harbor to 
the watering place, the south side of said five rod road to 
adjoin the North end of Joseph Starkins Blacksmiths shop. 
The other running from said highway on the west side of 

Page 215. 

the harbor easterly to the watering place above mentioned 
directly east of the Methodist meeting house, to lay open 
five rods wide for cattle to go to water. 
North Hemp'd May 28, 1824. 

Joseph Dodge ') Commissioners 



Entered by 



Singleton Mitchell > of 

Samuel Valentine ) Highways. 



John I. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 



The subscribers Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hemp'd in Queens County, having been 
Petitioned by twelve freeholders Inhabitants of said Town, 
to lay out and regulate a Highway on the east side of Great 
Neck, and having this 6th day of September 1824, duly 
considered the said application and examined the route, do 
agree to lay out and establish the following Highway three 
rods wide, to lay on the Easterly and Northerly side of a 
line beginning at a corner of the stone fence on the easterly 
end of Daniel T. Smith's farm nearly West of the house of 
Joseph Starkins standing on the Commons, and running 
Northerly by the fence of the said Daniel T. Smith from 
the place of beginning to the land of Jacob Schenck, thence 
North 20° West 2 Chains 82 links, thence North 6i° West 1 
Chain 70 links, thence North 12° West one Chain 70 links, 
thence North 23° West 4 Chains 40 links, thence North 
2° East 2 Chains 83 links thence North 14° West 2 Chains 
87 links of William Snjiths line, thence North 30° West 72 
links, thence North 2|^" East one Chain 43 links, thence 
North 8° East 2 Chains 83 links, thence North 2° West 8 



4G HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Chains, thence North 12" West 2 Chains 27 links, thence 
North 23^" West 2 Chains 27 links, thence North IG^" West 
one Chain 78 links to John Woollev's land, thence North 3 
Chains, thence North 8" West 3 Chains 52 links, thence 
North lG:j:" West 1 Chain 25 links, thence North 2Gi" West 
4 Chains 72 links, thence North 4G^" West 1 Chain 21 links, 
thence North 71'* West 2 Chains 81 links, thence North 
21" East 4 Chains, thence North 2 Chains 82 links, thence 

Page 21G. 
North 15" West 3 Chains 35 links, thence North 12" West 1 
Chain, thence North 10^" East 2 Chains, thence North 
2" West 70 links, thence North 30i" West 1 Chain 45 links, 
thence North 22" West 8 Chains 87 links, thence North 
17" AVest 9 Chains 88 links, thence North 48" West 1 Chain 
28 links, thence North 14^° West 9 Chains 8 links, to the 
road leading from Benjamin Hick's hyuse westward to the 
Highway through Great Neck, thence up the said road 
North 79" West 7 Chains 78 links, thence North 56" West 1 
Chain 2G links, thence North 9" AVest 4 Chains 83 links, 
thence North 1" E. 9 Chains, thence North 5 Chains 80 links, 
thence North 18^" AA^est one Chain 20 links, thence North 
4" East 7 Chains, thence North 3" AA^est 11 Chains 77 links, 
thence north 30^" AVest 3 Chains 33 links, thence North 3 
Chains, thence North 1" AVest 12 Chains 7G links, thence 
North 10" AA'est 7 Chains, thence North 19" AVest 18 Chains, 
thence South 7G" AVest 5 Chains, thence South 71" West 
18 Chains 75 links, thence North 34" AVest 4 Chains 3G links, 
thence South 59" AVest 3 Chains 78 links, thence West 2 
Chains 30 links to the Highway leading from the house of 
the late Thomas Smith to the middle road on Great Neck, 
excepting and reserving unto Jacob Schenck, his right and 
priviledge of hanging one good easy SAvinging gate on or 
between his land, and the lands of Daniel T. Smith. 

Joseph Dodge ^ Commissioners 

Singleton Mitchell ) of Highways. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 47 

At the annual Town meeting for North Hempstead held 
at the house of William Allen April 5tli 1825. 

David Losee Jun'r was chosen Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Scheuck Town Clerk. 

Stephen Sell, Martin Schenck Overseers of the Poor. 

Samuel Valentine, Daniel Hoogland, Jacob Schenck, 
Henry I. Hagner Assessors, 

Singleton Mitchell, Joseph Dodge, Jackson S. Townsend 
Commissioners of Highways. 

Joseph Dodge, William L. Mitchell, Daniel Kissam Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

Eichard K. Allen, William Underhill, Henry W. Piatt 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Page 217. 

Benjamin Albertson, David Allen, Oliver Valentine, John 
Woolle}^ Jun'r, Epenetus Appleby, Hallett Cornwell, Peter 
Onderdonk fence viewers. 

William Allen pound master. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend, George P. Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Overseers of Highways Benjamin H. Willis, bottom of 
Cow Neck, Hem. Rapelj^e, Flower hill, Lewis S. Hewlett, 
S. district Cow neck. Singleton Mitchell, E. district head of 
Cow Neck, Benjamin Tredwell, W. district head of Cow 
Neck, Obadiah Jackson, E. side Hempstead Harbor, Daniel 
Bogart, Hempstead Harbor, John Thorne Jun'r, Success, 
Thomas Tredwell, Great Neck lower district, Daniel T. 
Smith, Great Neck upper district, Richard Seaman, Tan- 
ners pond, Henry S. Layton, Searing town, Samuel Williams, 
Herricks E. District, Henry W. Piatt, Herri(;ks W. District, 
Isaac Willets, Plains E. District, Richard Willets, westbury 
E. district, Jackson S. Townsend, westbury W. distiict, 
Thomas S. Townsend, Plains W. District, 



48 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

Voted, That the Overseers of the Poor pay to David 
Losee Jun'r the snia of Forty five dolhirs. 

Voted, That swine shall not run at large in any of the 
Higlnvays of this Town, ^'itliout being rnng with two suffi- 
cient wire rings in the nose of each hog, placed in a manner 
to prevent them from rooting up the grounds in said High- 
way, under a penalty of Two Dollars and fifty Cents for 
each hog so permited by its owner to run at large. To be 
recovered with costs of suit from the owner or owners of 
swine trespassing as aforesaid, before any court having cog- 
nizance thereof, one half of said ]ieualty to be paid to the 
Overseers of the Poor for the support of the poor, the 
other half to the person complaining of a violation of this 
regulation. 

Entered by 

John I, Schenck, Town Clerk. 

Page 218. 
At the request of Joseph L. Hewlett and others Free- 
holders of the Town of North Hempstead, To us Singleton 
Mitchell and John T. Mitchell two of the Commissioners of 
Highways for the Town of North Hemp'td in Queens Coun- 
ty, To order the removal of all the swinging gates that now 
hangs on the publick Highway, between the red brook on 
Great Neck through the land of the late Thomas Woolley 
deceas'd to the East River or Sound (three in number) and 
according to said request. We the said Commissioners met 
on the premises the tenth day of September 1825, And after 
reviewing the road and the three gates, hanging thereon, 
Do consider them as a publick nuisance, and do therefore 
order them all removed from the said Highway within Thir- 
ty days from the date of this record, given under our hands 
this Sixteenth day of September 1825. 

Singleton Mitchell 
John T. Mitchell 
Entered by 

John I. Schenck, Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 49 

At the annual Town meeting held in & for the Town of 
North Hemp'd in Queens County at the house of William 
Allen April 4th 1826. 

David Losee Jun'r was elected Constable & Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Martin Schenck & William L. Mitchell Overseers of the 
poor. 

Samuel Valentine, Jacob Schenck, Henry I. Hagner, Wil- 
liam Uuderhill Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, John T. Mitchell, Jackson S. Town- 
send Commissioners of Highways. 

William L. Mitchell, Daniel Kissam, James Poole Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

Eichard K. Allen, W'm Underhill, Henry W. Piatt, In- 
spectors of Common Schools. 

Benjamin Albertson, Jacamiah Allen, Oliver Valentine, 
John Woolley Jun'r, Epeuetus Appleby, Hallet Corn well, 
Peter Onderdonk fence viewers. 

William Allen pound master. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend, George P. Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

Overseers of Highways Benjamin H. Willis, bottom of 
Cow Neck, John Sands, flower hill, Lewis S. Hewlett, S. 
district Cow Neck, Singleton Mitchell, E. District, head of 
C. Neck, George D. Ketcham, W. district Head of Cow 
Neck, Obadiah Jackson, E. side of Hempstead Harbor, 
John Bobbins, Hemp'd Harbor, John Thorne Jun'r, Suc- 

Page 219. 

cess, Thomas Tredwell, lower district great neck, Daniel T. 
Smith, Great neck upper District, James W. Mott, new Dis- 
trict on W. side of Cow Bay, Kichard Seamau, Tanners 
pond, Henry S. Layton, Searing Town, Samuel Williams, 
Herricks E. district, Charles Denton, Herricks W. district, 



50 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Isaac Willets, plains E. district, Eicliard Hewlett, plains 
W. district, Richard Willets, westbury E. district, Jackson 
S. Townsend, westbury AV. district, 

Great Neck, npper A: lower Districts, divided into three 
Districts, Yiz, Ncav District, James AV. Mott Overseer to 
extend from his tenant house where the gate formerly stood, 
to AA^illiam Allen's, thence along the west side of Cow Bay 
to Benjamin Allen's store. 

lower District, beginning at Joseph L. Hewlett's gate, 
thence to the bridge nearly opposite John AVoolley's gate, 
including the Highways leading to Little Neck Bay by 
David Allen's k Jacamiah Allen's, 

Upper District, from the aforesaid bridge, including the 
residue of all highways on said Neck. 

South district of Cow Neck, Lewis S. Hewlett Overseer, 
extended on the west side of Hempstead Harbor to the in- 
tersection of the Highways leading through the East & 
West sides of said Harbor to the plains. 



Entered by 



John I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



Page 220. 



Queens County 
Peter Titus 

YS ^ , 

Jows Denton ( Submission of a Controversy to referees. 
& others. 



This was a controversy between Peter Titus on the one 
part, and Jonas Denton & his two brothers, Joseph & Law- 
rence, on the other part, concerning the Title to a certain 
small piece of upland called the "point of upland" contain- 
ing by estimation about half an acre, situate at Washburn's 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 51 

neck, so called, in the Town of Hempstead in Qneens 
County. 

The respective parties ])eing desirous of a full settlement 
of the controversy upon principles of justice & equity, made 
a verbal agreement in harmony and friendship, to submit to 
three referees, being indifferent persons whose names are 
hereto subscribed, the consideration and final decision of 
the subject matter in dispute, & pledged themselves to 
abide & confirm whatever judgement should be rendered 
by the referees. The referees according to the request of 
both the said parties met on the premises in question in 
order to view the same & to hear the proofs & allegations 
of the respective parties, & from a careful & minute enquiry 
and examination into the subject, it appears. .That all that 
certain tract or parcel of land & salt meadow (of which the 
point of upland in Question is a part) on the south side of 
the Town of Hemp'd called Washburn's neck, was originally 
taken up by, or granted to six persons, who held the same 
as tenants in common for many Years, That from this ori- 
ginal grant the property has been subsequently convej'ed 
to some and descended to otheis of the present proprietors, 
in separate parcels or tracts, that amongst the original 
proprietors, it is said, that there were three persons by the 
name of Smith, one other by the name of Denton, & another 
by that of James Pine. That all the present owners hold 
their respective titles under this original grant. That the 
particular spot of Land now in dispute between the parties, 

Page 221. 

is in some of the conveyances called "the point of Upland" 
it is a solid piece of upland surrounded on every side by 
the salt meadow, except a narrow space at the north end, 
terminating at the mouth of a road which leads northwardly 
to the public highwaj^ & that the salt meadow adjoining 
the east & west sides of this "point of upland" extends to a 
considerable distance towards the North, beyond this point. 
On the part of the said Peter Titus it is contended that he 



52 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

claims the sole & exclusive right title & interest, in fee 
simple, to the point of upland in dispute under A' bj virtue of 
a Deed of Conveyance bearing date the thirtieth day of 
May in the Year Seventeen hundred A' fifty three, made tt 
executed by Joseph Smith, Benjamin Smith, Richard Smith 
<t James Smith, said to be the immediate descendants of 
one of the original proprietors of Washburn's neck, to 
E-ichard Titus, father to the said Peter & that he relies 
upon the following boundaries & description contained in 
said Deed, as including the said point of upland in dispute. 
Viz. 

"All that one equal half of a certain lott of salt meadow 
situate lying and being in the Township of Hempstead, on 
a neck commonly called & known by the name of Wash- 
burn's neck, the said Lott of meadow is bounded on the 
East by Epenetus Piatt's meadow, on the South by the 
Bay, & on the west by Epenetus Piatt's meadow, & on the 
north partly by Samuel Denton's meadow & partly by a 
creek that runs between Washburn's neck <fc the Cow 
meadow." It was admitted that the remaining equal half 
of the said salt meadow was conveyed at the same time, by 
the same grantors, to Peter Titus the elder, k brother to 
the said Richard Titus, & that Richard Titus & his brother 
Peter Titus the elder, held and occupied the said salt 
meadow as tenants in common during the life of Richard. 
That after his death, Peter Titus the elder, & the present 
Peter, made a division of the said salt meadow S: executed 
each to the other, quit claim Deeds for their respective 
portions of the said meadow, that the portion which was 
conveyed to Peter Titus the elder, joined the east side of 
the point of upland in dispute & extended as far north as 

Page 222. 

to meet Samuel Denton's meadow, &: that the portion of the 
said meadow which was conveyed to the present Peter ad- 
joins the south end of the said point of upland, that the 
said point of upland in dispute was not mentioned, nor re- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 53 

ferred to in either of said quit claims. It is further admit- 
ted, that Peter Titus the elder in his life time, or his im- 
mediate heirs since his decease, have sold & conveyed his 
portion of the said meadow to some persons or persons out 
of that family, (S: that by subsequent conveyances it has now 
become the property of Jonas Denton, one of the parties to 
this controvers3\ In addition to his ori^^inal Deed, the 
present Peter Titus claims the said point of upland by ex- 
ercising acts of ownership over it so far as to rent out the 
pasture upon it for more than twenty seasons in succession. 
On the part of the Denton's it is contended that Denton 
their ancestor, was one of six of the original ])roprietors of 
Washburn's neck, & as such w^as tenant in common to the 
one equal undivided sixth part of the point of upland now 
in dispute, that no conveyance for the same has ever been 
made by any branch of the Denton family, but that the 
same has descended down from father to his children, & is 
now vested by right of descent in the sons of Sam'l Den- 
ton, parties to this controversy. That the Deeds from 
Joseph Smith & others his brothers, to Eichard Titus & 
Peter Titus the elder, admits Sam'l Denton to be the own- 
er of meadow adjoining because it is bounded on the north 
by Samuel Denton's meadow, that Joseph Smith <t his 
brothers were the immediate descendants of but one of the 
original proprietors & could not of course convey any more 
than their right. That they had nt> right to convey an ab- 
solute title in fee simple clear of Incumbrance to the point 
of upland in dispute, will plainly appear by the rights of 
others to the said point. Thus it aj^pears by an ancient Deed 
dated the 24th day of Nov'r 1744 executed liy James pine, 
said to be one of the original proprietors of Washburn's 
neck, to Jacobus Monfoort for a certain piece of salt mead- 
ow on the said neck & granting also "an equal privilege 
on the point for stacking hay", also one other certain Deed 
dated 2ud day of July 1807, executed by William Crooker 
to Jacobus Monfoort for a certain piece of meadow ground 
on Washburn's neck on the Easterly side of the point of 



5-1 hempstead town records. 

Page 223. 

milaiul, have from time immemorial ct still do at the pres- 
eut time, claim iV enjoy the privilege of Stacking their 
hay on the said point, and further that whatever rights and 
privileges were granted by Joseph Smith cV others to Kich- 
ard Titus cV- his brother Peter Titus, in relation to the said 
point of upland, all that were vested in the said Peter are 
now conveyed in a direct line from the said Peter to Jonas 
Denton. 

In reference to the above statement of facts and circum- 
stances, the referees consider that the most important point 
which presents itself for their decision is, whether the 
boundaries describing the "certain lot of salt meadow con- 
A'eyed by the Deed from Joseph Smith cVr others to Richard 
Titus, do actually A: by certain detiuite bounds cover or in- 
chide the said "point of upland". In order to determine 
this point, it will in the first place be necessar}' to compare 
the boundaries mentioned in the said Deed <fc by which the 
present Peter Titus claims title to the said point of upland, 
Avith the actual situation of the said point. The Deed to 
Eichard Titus purports to grant & convey the equal half of 
a lot of salt meadow, bounded on the east by Epenetus 
Piatt's meadow, on the South h\ the bay, on the west by 
Epenetus Piatt's meadow <t on the north parth' by Samuel 
Denton's meadow and partly b}- a creek that lams betAveeu 
AVashburns neck cV: the Cow meadow. Xoav in taking a 
vieAv of the point of upland in dispute, it evidently appears 
that the boundaries mentioned in the said Deed do not fully 
inclose the point, they leave an opening at the South end 
of nearly half the width of the said point where it is con- 
nected A\ith the meadow formerly of Epenetus Piatt, <^^ an- 
other opening at the North end of nearly the same width 
where it terminates at the mouth of the road that leads from 
this point of upland out to the public Highway. The Deed 
to Eichard Titus, or the boundaries therein, upon which 
Peter Titus relies for his claim to the said point of upland. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 55 

only conveys a certain lot of salt meadow, it has no ref- 
erence to, nor does it even mention, the point of upland, 
the meadow of Epenetus Piatt does not join the west side 
of the meadow of Richard Titus untill they join at the 
south end of the point of upland, at or near the middle of 
the point, from thence the two meadows join until they 
terminate at the Bay. In order to make a compleat en- 
closure of the point of upland the Deed ought to have been 

Page 224. 

bounded on the north partly by the road & partly by 
Denton's meadow, & on the south partly by Piatt's meadow 
& partly by the Bay, & to have mentioned the "point of 
upland" by which name it was generally known at that day. 
As the boundaries are now described in the Deed it would 
be an unnatural stretch & contrary to all established prin- 
ciples of the doctrine of Conveyancing, to extend the lines 
sufficiently to make a complete enclosure of the point of 
upland, besides the peculiar location of the point, in rela- 
tion to the surrounding salt meadows, renders it quite rea- 
sonable to infer, that it has been preserved as a convenient 
and proper place to be held in common for all the owners 
of the meadows on the easterly side of said point. 

It is therefore the opinion of the referees, upon an im- 
partial examination & on due consideration of all the facts 
(fe circumstances in relation to the subject referred to them, 
that tlie boundaries and description, of a certain Lot of 
Salt meadow mentioned in a Deed of conveyance dated the 
thirtieth day of May 1753 executed by Joseph Smith, Ben- 
jamin Smith, Richard Smith i^' James Smith to Richard 
Titus, canuat be so construed as to cover (S: include a cer- 
tain point of upland now in Controversy between the parties 
above named ; And it is also the opinion of the said refer- 
ees, that the present owners of the meadows on the eastern 
part of Washburn's neck who derive their respective claims 
& titles under the above named Samuel Denton, Richard 
Titus & his brother Peter Titus t^c their respective heirs & 



56 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

successors, are respectively equally entitled to the use <fe 
occupation of the said piece or point of upland above re- 
ferred to. And as to the remaining owners of meadows on 
the east side of the said neck, who may claim priviledges 
thereon, we can say nothing, in as much as they are not 
parties to the present controversy <t as their respective 
titles may probably speak for themselves. In witness 
whereof we the said referees have hereunto set our hands 
this twenty second day of Seventh month Eighteen hundred 
A: Twenty six. 

Daniel Titus 

Benjamin Tredwell Jun'r 

Samuel Sherman 
Entered by 

John I. Schenck, Clerk. 

Page 225. 

AVe whose names are hereunto subscribed, that is to say, 
Peter Titus claiming S: holding under the Deed given by 
Joseph Smith A: others to Eichard Titus mj- father de- 
ceased, on the one part, <fc Joseph Denton k Jonas Denton 
claiming under the original right of Samuel Denton, on the 
other part. Do by these presents agree to & bind ourselves, 
each of the said parties unto the other, to stand, to abide 
by, adopt, perform ct govern ourselves according to the 
decision, Judgment k final determination, made by Daniel 
Titus, Benjamin Tredwell Jur k Samuel Sherman, as the 
same is expressed 6c set forth in the foregoing instrument, 
concerning the point of upland on Washburn's neck. In 
witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands k seals the 
Twentj' second day of seventh Month 1826. 

In presence of Peter Titus (S) 

Samuel Sherman Joseph Denton (S) 

Jonas Denton (S) 
Entered by 

John I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 57 

At a special Town meeting held in & for the Town of 
North Hemp'd, called by legal authority & in pursuance of 
Lawful notice, John R. Schenck was elected Constable and 
Collector of said Town, Vice, David Losee Jun'r Deceas'd. 

Held and dated in North Hemp'd the 25th day of Sep- 
tember 1826. 

Entered bv 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



Page 226. 
North Hempstead February 17. 1827. 
The subscribers Commissioners of Common Schools for 
the Towns of Oysterbay & North Hempstead, on a joint ap- 
plication of the Inhabitants of School district No. 22. in 
Oysterbay, & a part of School district No. 3. in North 
Hempstead, And by the written consent of the Trustees of 
the last mentioned district, Do by these presents attach 
the Inhabitants of School district No. 3. residing North of 
a line drawn from Pearsalls point adjoining Mott's cove, 
and running Easterly to one rod South of Jacob S. Mott's 
tenant house, and the same cource to Oysterbay line, to 
School District No. 22. at Littleworth in the Town of 
Oysterbay, provided that one or more Trustees be appoint- 
ed by said District (annually), from each of said adjoining 
Towns. 

Henky Fleet ) e r\ l -i 

Lawkence Coles I °^ Oysterbay. 

William L. Mitchell ? j. xt i.i ct ' i 
Daniel Kissam I «^ ^«^"*^^ ^^^^P '^ 



Entered by 



John I. Schenck Clerk. 



At the annual ToAvn meeting held in & for the Town of 
North Hempstead, at the house of William Allen April 6th 



58 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

1827. The following persons were eosen Town Officers 
for the ensuing Year, Viz, 

John R. Schenck Constable and Collector. 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Martin Schenck, William L. Mitchell Overseers of the 
Poor. 

Samuel Valentine, Jacob Schenck, Henry I. Hagner, Wil- 
liam Underbill Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, John T. Mitchell, Jackson S. Town- 
send Commissioners of Highways. 

AVilliam L. Mitchell, Daniel Kissam, James Poole Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

Richard K. Allen, William Underbill, Henry W. Piatt 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Page 227. 

Jacamiah Alleu, Oliver Valentine, Epenetus Appleby, 
Hallet Cornwell, John Tredwell, James Hewlett fence 
viewers. 

James Poole, Obadiah Towuseud, George P. Titus to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

William Alleu pound master. 

Overseers of Highways Richardson Cornwell, bottom of 
Cow Neck, John Sands, tlower hill, Lewis S. Hew lett. South 
district head of Cow Neck, Singleton Mitchell, East district 
head of Cow Neck, George D. Ketcham, West district head 
of Cow Neck, Obadiah Jackson, East side of Hemp'd Har- 
bor, John Robbins, Hemp'd Harbor, John Thorne, Success, 
Thomas Tredwell, lower district Great Neck, Richard Allen,- 
upper district Great Neck, James W. Mott, East side Great 
Neck, Richard Seaman, Tanners pond, Henrv S. Layton, 
Searing Town, Samuel Williams, Herricks East district, 
Charles Denton, Herricks west district, Isaac Willets, i^lains 
East district, Richard Hewlett, plains West district, Robert 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 59 

Willets, westlmry East district, Elias Higbie, westbury "West 
district, 
Entered by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 



We the undersigned, Commissioners of Higliwa3^s for 
the Town of North Hemj^stead, Did on the twelfth day 
of May in the Year of oiir Lord 1827, lay out a High- 
way that has been used as a public Eoad for more than 
fifty Years, Beginning at a stake put in the ground on 
the line between the Towns of Oysterbay and North 
Hempstead, and eight feet North from James Mott's 
dye house, Ruuning thence South 54" West 9 Chains, S. 
581° w. 4 Chains 92 Links, South 53i" W. 8 Chains 75 
Links, S. 83" W. 4 Chains 50 Links, S. 52" W. 3 Chains, S. 
55° W. 3 Chains 30 Links, S. 84° W. 4 Chains 50 Links, S. 
74" W. 4 Chains 34 Links, S. 53^" W. 5 Chains 20 Links, S. 
39° ^Y. 3 Chains 60 Links, S. 53° W. 5 Chains 50 Links, S. 
521" w. 4 Chains 66 Links, S. 41° W. 6 Chains 34 Links, S. 
36" W. 7 Chains 10 Links, S. 181" w. 3 Chains 20 Links, S. 
21" W. 2 Chains 56 Links to the Highway leading from 

Page 228. 

North Side to Musquetoe Cove, by the house of Richard 
Weeks. Three rods wide, on the North side of said line. 
Given under our hands the day and Year above written. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Jackson S. Townsend 
John T. Mitchell. 

Entered and Compared with the Original by 

John I. Schenck, Town Clerk. 



At the annual Town meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hempstead, on the first Tuesday in April 1828. The 



60 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

following persous were chosen Town Officers for the present 
Year, Viz, 

Singleton Mitchell Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

Martin Schenck <k William L. Mitchell Overseers of the 
Poor. 

Samuel Valentine, Jakemiah Allen, Henry I. Hagner, 
"William Underhill Assessors. 

Singleton Mitchell, George D. Ketcham ct Jackson S. 
Townsend Commissioners of Highways. 

William L. Mitchell, Daniel Kissam k James Poole 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Eichard K. Allen, AVilliam Underhill k Timothy W. 
Smith Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Jakemiah Allen, Oliver Valentine, Epenetus Appleby, 
Hallet Cornwell, John Tredwell (k James Hewlett fence 
viewers. 

James Poole, Obadiah Townsend k George P. Titus to 
regulate sheep partings. 

William Allen pound master. 

Overseers of Highways Benjamin Willis, bottom of 
Cow Neck, John Sands, Flower hill, Lewis S. Hewlett, E. 
side head of Cow Neck, Singleton Mitchell, W. dis't head 
of Cow Neck, George D. Ketcham, head of Cow Neck, 
Obadiah Jackson, E. side of Hempstead Harbor, John 
Polil)ius, Hemp'd harbor, John Thorne, Succe s, James W. 
Mott, E. side of Great neck, Thomas Tredwell, bottom of 
Great Neck, Richard Allen, upper District of Great Neck, 

Page 229. 

Piehard Seaman Tanners Pond, Garret Lay ton. Searing 

Town, Samuel Williams, E. dis't Heriicks Charles Denton, 

W. dis't do, Lsaac Willets, Plains E. dis't, Richard Hewlett, 

plains W. dis't, Robert Willets, AVestbury E. District, Elias 

Higby, Westbury W. dis't. 

Entered by 

John I. Schenck Toavd Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 61 

Page 230. 

We the undersigned, Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, At the request of James Hew^- 
lett ct fifteen other Freeholders of said Town, laid out a 
Highway at the Northern part of Cow Neck, Beginning at 
a Stone planted in the ground, three feet from the South 
West Corner of Benjamin Hewlett Jun'r land, and running 
North Sixty five degrees AVest Twelve rods, thence North 
Fifty two degrees West eight rods to the road that runs 
from the head of Cow Neck to the light house on Sands 
point. Four rods wide, on the South side of said Line, in 
exchange for, and in lieu of, the present road that runs in 
front of said James Hewlett's house near his door. Given 
under our hands this Seventh day of June 1828. 

Singleton Mitchell. 
Jackson S. Townsend. 
George D. Ketcham. 

We the undersigned. Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, did lay out a road, Beginning 
at a Stone by the side of the fence belonging to Daniel T. 
Smith, at the head of Cow bay, and running a Northwest- 
erly course to an Ash tree marked on the east side, on the 
land of Jacob Schenck, thence on a Straight line three rods 
to the old road that leads down the East side of Great Neck, 
three rods wide, on the east side of said line, in Exchange 
for, and in lieu of the old road, where it now runs. Given 
under our hands this Ninth day of June 1828. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Jackson S. Townsend 
George D. Ketcham. 

The above Entries made and compared with the Orig- 
inals 

By John I. Schenck Town Clerk, 

Page 231. 

We the subscribers. Commissioners of Highways for the 



62 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Town of North Hempstead in Queens County, on the eighth 
day of September 1828. 

By the reqviest of Jacob Brinkerholi* and by the consent 
of John Schenck and Martin Schenck, hiy out a private 
road twenty feet wide for the convenience of said Jacob 
Brinkerhofi' his Heirs and Assigns, reserving a right to John 
Schenck and Martin Schenck their heirs & assigns the use 
of said road as far as their Land runs to the Southward. Be- 
ginning at the said Jacob Briukerhoff' s land, and running a 
Northerly course through the Land of John Schenck and 
Martin Schenck and adjoining the Laud of John T. Mitchell 
on his east line to the Highway that runs from the head of 
Oow Ba}- to Hempstead harbor, and opposite the Episcopal 
Church, the said to extend Twenty feet from the said John 
T. Mitchell's line fence, the Avhole distance, and giving to 
Jacob Brinkerholi" the privilege of hanging a good easy 
swinging Gate at the North end of said road, and that the 
said Jacob Brinkerholi' his heirs and Assigns is not to plant 
any trees nor suffer them to grow in the said road adjoin- 
ing the Laud of said John Schenck & Martin Schenck. 
Given under our hands the day and Year above written. 

Singleton Mitchell 
George D. Ketcham. 

Entered & compared with the original by 

John I. Schenck Clerk, 

We the undersigned. Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in Queens County. At the re- 
C|uest of Ebenezer Smith, and by the consent of Barent Van 
Wyck, Lay out a Highway, beginning at a stone planted in 
the ground on the east side of the road that leads from 
Herricks to Success, and adjoining the Land of Thomas 
Whitson, and running N. 86° W. '21^ rods, thence S. 88° W. 
18^ rods, thence S. 11° W. 29 rods to the Highwaj^ before 
mentioned. Three rods wide on the south side of said line 
in exchange for the present Koad that runs on the north 
side of Ebenezer Smith's house. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.' 



Page 232. 



And on the same day, laid out another Highway, Begin- 
ning at a stone planted in the ground, on the north side of 
the old road, that we have exchanged for the road above 
mentioned, and on Barent Van Wyck's line, & running 
South nine degrees East to the highway above described, 
three rods wide on the east side of said line, and allowing 
said Barent Van Wyck the privilege of hanging a good and 
easy swinging Gate on the road last described. Given 
under our hands this nineteenth day of December 1828. 

Singleton Mitchell 
Jackson S. Townsend 
George D. Cetcham, 
Enter'd by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 

We the undersigned. Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, did at 
the request of Richard Searing, lay out a Highway, begin- 
ning at a Cherry tree at the northeast corner of Samuel 
Searing's garden, thence running an East course 7 Chains 
28 Links to the south side of the present highway, three 
rods wide on the North side of said line. Thence beginninaj 
at a stake S. 65^" W. 63 Links of Cliain from a large Button 
Avood tree, and running north 42" W. four clyiins, three rods 
wide on the west side of said line. In exchange for the road 
now in use running in front of Richard Searing's house. 

North Hempstead April 8 1829. 

Singleton Mitchell 
George D. Ketch am 

Enter'd by 

John I. Schenck Clerk. 

Page 233. 

At the annual Town meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hemjistead, at the house of William Allen Ap'l 7 

1829. 



64 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The followinfi; persons were Chosen Town Officers for the 
present Year Yiz. 

Henry I. Hagner Supervisor. 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

Samuel Valentine, Jakamiali Alleu, John Comwell & 
Timothy W. Smith Assessors. 

Martin Schenck & George Rapelye Jun'r Overseers of 
the Poor. 

Singleton Mitchell, George D. Ketcham and "William T. 
Hendrickson Commissioners of Highways. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam aud William L. Mitchell 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Richard K. Allen, Timothy W. Smith <k Isaac Dodge In- 
spectors of Common Schools. 

John Woolley, Epenetus Applebj, Hallet Cornwell, John 
Tredwell and James Hewlett fence viewers. 

James Poole, George P. Titus and Obadiah Townsend to 
regulate Sheep partings. 

William Allen pound master. 

Overseers of Highways Benjamin Willis, bottom of Cow 
Neck, John S. Burtis, Flower Hill, Lewis S. Hewlett, E. 
dis't head of Cow Neck, Singleton Mitchell, head of Cow 
Neck, George D. Ketcham, W. dis't head of Cow Neck, 
Joseph L. Hewlett, bottom of Great Neck, James W. Mott, 
E. side of Great Neck, Daniel Kissam, head of Great Neck, 
John Thorne, Success, Charles Pennj-, Tanners Pond, Henry 
W. Piatt, W. dis't of Herricks, Samuel Williams, E. dis't of 
Herricks, Richard Eldred, Searing Town, Richard Hewlett, 
Plains W. dis't, Benjamin Tredwell, Plains E. dis't, Leonard 
Tappen, E. dis't, Westburj. Samuel R. Titus, W. dis't 
Westbury, John Willis Jun'r, head of Hempstead harbor, 
Benjamin Mott, E. side of Hempstead harbor. 

It was voted that a new district be formed comprising the 
road from William Allen's Juu, to the Intersection of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 65 

Searing Town i-oad, Martin Schenck was chosen Overseer 
of said new district. 

Voted, That James Poole, Joseph Dodge and Henry I. 
Hagner audit tlie accounts of the late Supervisor relative to 
the suit between this Town and the Town of Hempstead, 
and report at the next annual election. 

Page 234. 

Voted, That forty Dollars, be taken from the money now 
on hand to build and repair Bridges, and that the farther 
sum of forty Dollars be raised the present Year for the like 
purpose. 

Voted, That Eight hundred Dollars be raised for the sup- 
port of the Poor the ])resent Year. 

Voted, by Major vote, dissenting from the proposition of 
the board of Supervisors to build a* County Poor House. 
Enter'd by 

John I. Schenck Town Clerk. 

The following vote was omitted. Resolved That the Su- 
pervisor is hereby required to enquire with the Supervisor 
of Oysterbay as to the residence of Townsend Willis, & 
where his personal estate is liable to Taxation. 

Extract from the minutes of the above Town meeting. 
Attest. 

J. I. Schenck Clerk. 



Page 235. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in and for the Town of 
North Hempstead, at the house of William Allen Cow 
Neck, the 6th and 7th days of April 1830. The following 
persons were chosen town officers the present year. Viz. 

William L. Mitchell Supervisor. 

Samuel Valentine, Jacamiah Allen, AVilliam Underbill 
and Timothy W. Smith assessors. 



66 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

William UDderliill aud Samuel L. Hewlett overseers of 
the poor. 

William Uuderhill, Daniel Kissam and George D. Ketch- 
am Commissioners of Highways. 

George B. Pnrdy, James Poole and Daniel Kissam 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Leonard Mott, John S. Burtis, Lewds S. Hewlett, William 
Hewlett, George D. Ketcham, James W. Mott, Joseph L. 
Hewdett, Daniel Kissam, Stocker Woolley, Benjamin AVig- 
gins, Valentine H. P. Marvin, Samuel Williams, Richard 
Searing, Isaac Rushmore, Benjamin Tredwell, William 
Titus, Bichard Weeks, Anthony Wilke}-, William Hicks, 
Martin Schenck Overseers of Highways. 

Joseph Dodge and Henr}" I. Hagner were elected Jus- 
tices of the peace, at the said town meeting the following 
resolutions were 

Yoted, That the next annual Town Meeting be held at 
the house of AVilliam Allen at Cow Xeck on the first Tues- 
day of April 1831. 

Yoted, That Henry I. Hagner late supervisor, pa}- over 
the Town Money that remains in his hands to the overseers 
of the poor. 

Voted, That the sum of seven hundred Dollars be raised 
for the support of the poor the present year. 

Voted, That fence viewers receive seventy five Cents per 
day for services. 

Voted, That the Town Clerk make arrangement with the 
Town Clerk of Oysterbay for settling the Boundary line 
between the two Towns. 

Voted, That the Commissioners appointed to sell the 
Common lands belonging to the Town, proceed to sell the 
same according to the Act of the Legislature passed for 
that purpose. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 67 

The above proceedings of Town Meeting entered by 

George D. Ketch am Town Clerk 



Page 236. 

Tlie Oonimis.si(jners of Common ScliooLs for tlie Town of 
North Hempstead having met at the house of William 
Allen Cow Neck in said town, in pursuance of previous 
notice to each of the Commissioners, do adopt the follow- 
ing resolution in relation to the division line between dis- 
tricts No. 4. and (5. of said town. 

Resolved, unanimously l^y the Commissioners present, 
that the Boundaries of distric tNo. 4. extend from the east 
end of Singleton Mitchell's Mill dam along the east side of 
the said Mitchell's Mill pond one rod west of a mud house 
belonging to William and Samuel L. Hewlett, thence one 
rod west of the house belonging to Roger Lawrence, thence 
one rod east of a small house belonging to Singleton Mit- 
chell, thence on a straight line one rod west of a house 
belonging to Lewis S. Hewlett no\y occupied by Andrew 
Pearsa»ll, thence one rod east of Thomas Apjileby's house, 
thence to Harris' hill where it meets district No. 6. 

Cow Neck March 23rd 1829. 

Daniel Kissam 

William L, Mitchell 

The above compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketch am Town Clerk 

We the undersigned, Commissioners of Highways for the 
town of North Hempstead, did by the request of Jacamiah 
Allen, lay out a Highway on the west side of Great Neck, 
Beginning at a l)irch tree nearly on the line between Jaca- 
miah and John Allen, and running north twenty three de- 
grees west, ten Chains and sixty two links, thence south 
seventy nine degrees west, nine Chains to the Highway now 
in use, three rods wide on the west and South side of the 



(kS HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

said line, in exclianfi;e for the road that runs through the 
hind of Jaoainiah Allen, now in use, and wt-do liercl)}' order 

Page 237. 
and direct everj swinging Gate that is now hanging on the 
road that leads from the Great Neck main road to the road 
now laid out, and from thence to the Bay, be removed Avith- 
iu sixty Days from this date. Given under our hands in 
North Hempstead this 24th day of April 1829. 

HiNGLETON Mitchell 
George D. Ketcham 
William T. Hendrickson. 
Compared Avith the Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham Clerk. 

We the Commissioners of Highways for the Town of 
North Hempstead in the County of Queens, convened for 
the purpose of laying out a Highway from the laud of Oba- 
diah Jackson to the land of Daniel Mudge, and after view- 
ing the premises did agree to lay out a Highway as follows. 
Beginning at the North west corner of Obadiah Jackson's 
pear orchard, and running North six degrees east, nine 
Chains and sixty two links, thence North twenty degrees 
east, three Chains and sixty six links, thence North thirty 
eight degrees, east thirteen Chains and eighty six links to 
the north west corner of Daniel Mudges's land, three rods 
wide on the west side of the said line, in exchange for the 
old road now in use, And at the same time did lay out an- 
other Highway, Beginning at the South corner of Thomas 
Pearsall's stone house, and running North seventy two de- 
grees west, to Highwater mark on Hempstead Harbor, three 
rods wide on the south side of said line. Given under our 
hands in North Hemp'd this second day of January 1830. 

Singleton Mitchell 
William T. Hendrickson 
George D. Ketcham. 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk 



hempstead town eecords. 69 

Page 238. 

We the niidersigued Commisioners of Higliways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, did on the twenty ninth of Jan- 
uary 1830, hiy out a Highway Beginning at a large walnut 
tree standing in the corner of a road that leads to Jacob S. 
Mott's house, from the Highway that runs from Pearsall's 
landing to the Musquetoe Cove road, and running north ten 
degrees east fourteen Chains and twenty four links, three 
rods wide on the east side of the said line, thence running 
south seventy nine degrees east to the Oysterbay line, three 
rods north of a Chestnut tree standing near a large heap of 
stones, three rods wide on the north side of said line, in 
exchange for the road running through Pearsall's lot. giv- 
en under our hands in North Hemp'd this twenty ninth day 
of January 1830. 

George D. Ketch am 

William T. Hendrickson 
Singleton Mitchell. 

The above entered and' Compared with the original by 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

By the request of Thomas H. Townsend and others, 
Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead. We the Commissioners of Highways for the Town 
aforesaid, have this eighteenth day of September eighteen 
hum! red and thirty, viewed a Highway running to and 
around the pond near the house now owned and occupied 
by Oliver Valentine, and by a certified Copy from the 
records of Queens County find a Highway laid out the 
23d of March 1705-6 by John Jackson, Tomas Steph- 
enson and Thomas Waters, running easterly to the afore- 
said pond 4 Eods wide and 4 Rods wide around the 

Page 239. 

pond. And we the Commissioners aforesaid, have unani- 
mously agreed that the said Highway, from the Highway, 
that runs northerly between the lands of Peter Titus and 



70 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

()lt;i(li;ili Towiiseiid and west (;f the Louse of Oliver Yalei:- 
tiue, easterly to and aroimd the aforesaid pond is necessary 
for the public use, and we do order the said Hij^hway at all 
times hereafter kei)t open that the public may enjoy the 
privilege of the pond without iui})ediment. Given under 
our hands iu North Hemp'd this 18th day of Sep't Eighteen 
hundred ;iii<l thirty. 

Daniel Kissam 
George D. Ketcham 
William Undekhill. 

The })recediug entry made and ('(jmpared with the 
Original by 

George D. Ketcham Clerk 

• The Commissioners of Common Schools of the Town of 
North Hempstead, having met at the house of William 
Allen Inn keeper iu said Town, in pursiiauce of previous 
notice to each of the Commissioners, Do adopt the follow- 
ing resolution in relation to the division line between dis- 
tricts No. (*). 7. and 8. and between No. 2. and 9. of said 
Town. Resolved unanimously that the Boundaries of dis- 
trict No. 8. shall be enlarged as follows. B}- a line running 
easterly from the Flushing line one rod south of Allen's 
Mill, thence one rod north of the house of Richard Allen 
Esqr, one rod north of Mrs. Maria Schenck's house, thence 
one rod north of Daniel Kissam's house, one rod south of 
George Ila[)elyea's house, one rod north of a house be- 
longing to Benjamin Tredwell, one rod east of Epenetus 

Page 240. 

Cornwell's house, thence one rod North of Elbert Arthur 
and Ebeuezer Smith houses, thence eastwardh^ to district 
No. 9. Resolved that district No. 2. shall be enlarged as 
folio ivs, the western line to run as the road now runs from 
the plains to Heniy S. Layton's, taking in same district all 
the Inhabitants on the east side of the said road, to one rod 
north of Richard Eldred's house, from thence eastwardly 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 71 

one rod north of Joseph Bond's house, thence east to the 
Musqnetoe Cove road. 

Dated at Cow Neck 3d day of May 1830. 

James Poole 
Daniel Kissam 
George B. Purdy. 

Compared with the original and entered 

By George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

The Commissioners of Highways for the Town of North 
Hempstead, having met at the house of William Allen Inn 
keeper of said town, on the 19th of February 1831, in con- 
formity to the tifth sul)divisiou of Section 1. of the Long 
Island road law, do adopt the following resolution in rela- 
tion to the division of the said town into road districts. Viz — 

 No. 1. Beginning at the bottom of Great Neck near 
Joseph L. Hewletts, running Southwardly the main road 
through the middle of the Neck until it meets the road 
leading to Jakeiuiah Aliens. 

No. 2. Beginning at district No. 1. running southwardly 
the main road one rod south of the bridge, near the gate 
across the road leading to John Woolleys, including the 
road leading from the main road by Jakemiah Aliens to the 

Page 241. 

Bay, also the road leading to the Mill, Ijelonging to the 
estate of David Allen deceased. 

No. 3. Beginning at district No. 2. running southwardly 
toward Success tc^ the line between Daniel Kissam and 
Joseph Dodge, including the road leading westerly from 
Daniel T. Smiths to the Flushing line, also the road run- 
ning eastwardly from Richard Aliens untill it intersects the 
Cow Neck and Success road. 

No. 4. BeiJfinnin<j; at the main road a little south of the 
Great swamp, running eastwardly to Robert W. Motts, 



7'2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tlu'.nce southwardly the east side of Gn^at Neck to the 
collier of the road west end of John T. Mitchells Mill (Lam, 
including the road north of Elizabeth Tylers house, running 
eastwardly to within two rods of the ])ridge across the creek. 

No. 5. Beginning at a marked locust tree standing about 
thirty five rods west of the East corner of John T. Mitchells 
orcliard, running westerl}' across John T. Michells Mill dam, 
thence southAvardly untill it intersects the road leading from 
Success to Herricks, taking the west branch toward Success, 
including the road leading by the tan yard two rods west of 
the bridge across the creek where it meets district No. 4. 

No. 6. Beginning at a marked locust tree adjoining dis- 
trict No. 5. running eastwardly across Cow Neck untill it 
intersects the Cow Neck and Hempstead harbor road, in- 
cluding the road leading northerly from William Allen's to 
the north jjost of the gate across the lane le Kling to George 
Willet's house. 

No. 7. Beginning at George Willet's gate running north- 
erly to the Mill of Singleton Mitchell Esqr including the 

Page 242. 

road leading eastwardly fiom Singleton Mitchells house 
toward Stoningtown to the line between Richard R. Smith 
and John Burtis. 

No. 8. Beginning at the line between Richard R. Smith 
and John Burtis, running eastwardly to the road running 
tlirongh middle of Cow Neck, including said road from 
Elizabeth Irelauds sign post, northerly to the line between 
William Dodge and" John T. Burtis. 

No. 9. Beginning at the line between William Dodge 
and John T. Burtis adjoining district No. 8. running north- 
erly, including all the public Highways on the lower part of 
Cow Neck to the Light house. 

No. 10. Beginning at Elizabeth Irelands sign post and 
running toward Hempstead harbour as far as the dwelling 
Innise of Daniel Bogart, including the Highway leading to 
the landing known by the name of Appleby's landing also a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 73 

short piece of road running soutLerly, west side of Harris' 
hill uutill it intersects the road from Hempstead harbour 
to Searinetown. 

No. 11. Beginning at Daniel Bogarts house adjoining 
districts No. 10. running southerly the west side of Hemp- 
stead Harbour to Jose])h Starkins', thence around the east 
side Northerly to John Bobbins', thence easterly untill it 
intersects the road from Westbury to Pearsalls landing. 

No. 12. Beginning at the Cross roads nearly in front of 
John Bobbins' house, running northwardly to Pearsalls 
landing, thence easterly to a gate across the road running 
through Pearsalls lot, thence southeasterl}^ untill it inter- 
sects the road leading from John Bobbins' to the Musque- 
toe Cove road, including the road laid out by the Commis- 
sioners of Highways the twenty ninth day January 1830, 

Page 243. 

running northwestwardly towards Jacob S. Motts, untill it 
comes opposite a small house belonging to Thomas Pear- 
sail, thence eastwardly to the Oysterbay line, also a piece 
of road beginning at the Oysterbay line and running west- 
wardly north of Benjamin Motts house to Hempstead har- 
bour. 

No. 13. Beginning at the line between Daniel Kissani 
and Joseph Dodge, running southwardly half way down the 
hill soutli of the old Church at Success, including the cross 
road from the Flushing line passing Samuel Pooles house 
to its junction with the road leading from the head of Great 
Neck to Herricks, including the south branch of said road. 

No. 14. Beginning at the center of Success hill adjoining 
distiict No. 13., running southwardly to Jericho Turnpike, 
including the road leading from said road eastwardly to 
Tanners pond, thence southeasterly to the house of James 
Beaty, thence southwardly to Griswolds woods. 

No. 15. Beginning at the Hejnpstead line, running north- 
wardly passing near Joseph Dentons house to Benjamin 
Platts, thence northwestwardly untill it intersects the road 



74 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

leading from Cow Neck to Success, including the road from 
Armstrong's tavern passing in front of the court house, and 
running northwestward]}' to the road first described, Also 
the road from Benjamin Platts towards Tanners pond uutill 
it intersects the road leading from Tanners pond to the 
house of James Beat^y. 

No. 16. Beginning at the top of the hill west of Samuel 
Searings house, running westwardly to Daniel Pearsalls 
corner, thence southwardly through Herricks to the Hemp- 
stead line, including the road leading from it, north of 
Henry I. Hagners westerly uutill it meets distiict No. 15. 

Page 244. 

Also a branch from the last described road running south- 
westwardly untill it intersects the aforesaid district. 

No. 17. Beginning op]iosite the Friends meeting house, 
running southAvardlj untill it intersects the road leading 
from Searingtown to Herricks. 

No. 18. Beginning at the foot of Harris' hill, running 
southwardly to the Hempstead line. Also the road running 
eastwardly from the road that leads from Herricks to the 
court house, as far as the line fence between Dr. James 
Townsend and Samuel Williams, also the road from the end 
of Searingtown lane westerly through Searingtown to the 
top of the hill west of Samuel Searings. 

No. 19. Beginning at the fork of the road a little to the 
Southward of the house of Joseph Starkins at Hempstead 
harbour, running Southwardly between the houses of Pen- 
jamin and Silas Albertson to the Hempstead line, including 
the road from it passing the house of Samuel Titus to the 
Musquetoe Coye road, also the road from the house of 
Samuel Valentine running westerly to the line fence between 
Samuel Williams <k Dr. Townsend. 

No. 20. Beginning at the Hempstead line near the house 
of Joseph Burt, ninning north to James Pooles, thence 
north on the Musquetoe Cove road to the Kedground, in- 
cluding the road from the turnpike running north of James 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 75 

Pooles, westerly to the Louse of Samuel Yaleutiue, Also the 
road runniiifif north from the road last described, between 
the lands of Obadiah Townsend and Peter Titus uutill it 
intersects the Musquetoe Cove road. 

No. 21. Beginning at the Oysterbay line a little south- 
ward of Jacob Willis' gate, running southward to the 
Hempstead line near the house of Peter Baker, thence 
easterl}^ to the sheep pens, and westerly to the house of 

Page 245. 
Joseph Burt, including the road from Duncan Fowlers to 
the turnpike near the house of William Heudrickson, also 
a branch of the above road, running southeasterly to 
Hempstead line, also a road running from the first de- 
scribed road, to the house of Elias Lewis, also a road run- 
ning Northeasterly from the same road about one mile to 
the house of James Mott, also one running westerly to the 
Musquetoe Cove road, also the road leading toward Hemp- 
stead harbour untill it intersects districts No. 11. & 12. 

No. 22. Beginning at the Oysterbay line near the house 
of John Dodge, running westerly to the sheep pens, thence 
northwardly passing the house of John Titus to the house 
of Elias Lewas, including the road from John Titus' to the 
Oysterbay line, near Joseph Hicks', also the road from John 
Titus' to the plains, the road from Joshua Titus' to the 
plains, also the road leading from the sheep pens through 
the brush hollow to the Oysterbay line. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead this fourth 
day of March eighteen hundred and thirty one. 

Daniel Kissam 
George D. Ketcham. 

Entered and compared with the Original 

By George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 246. 

At the Annual Town Meetinsr held in & for the Town of 
North Hempstead at the house of William Allen on Tues- 



76 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

day the fifth chiy of Ai)iil 1H81. Th<! followin*^ persons 
were choseu town (officers for the present yeiir. Viz. 

William L. Mitt-hell Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Jakeniiah Allen, Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, 
Silvanus S. Smith Assessors. 

AVilliam Umlerhill and Samuel L. Hewlett Overseers of 
the poor. 

James W. Mott, Joseph L. Townsend and George D. 
Ketcham Commissioners of Highways. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam, and George B. Purdy 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Henry I. Hagner, Silvanus S. Smith, and Warren Mitchell 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 
Lewis S. Hewlett, Richard Allen and Isaac Haviland 
were elected Justices of the peace. 
Overseers of Highways 

Benjamiu. Hewlett No. 1. 

Whitehead Hewlett 2. 

John Woolley 3. 

James W. Mott 4. 

Austin Chapman 5. 

George Bapelj'ea 6. 

William Hewlett 7. 

Joseph Onderdonk 8. 

James Hewlett 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

Jeremiah lieynolds. ... . . 11. 

Obadiah Jackson 12. 

Stocker Woolley 13. 

Phillip Wiggins 14. 

Valentine H. P. Marvin . . 15. 

Thomas Whitsou 16. 

Martin Schenck 17. 

Henry S. Layton 18. 

James Hewlett 19. 

David Willetts 20. 

James Post 21. 

Joseph Post 22. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 77 

PaCxE 247. 

» 

At tlie aforesaid town meeting the following resolutions 
were passed. 

Votetl, by major vote, That the next annual town meeting 
be held at the house of William Allen, Inn keeper, in the 
said town. 

Voted, That Joseph Dodge and Richard Searing be ap- 
pointed to resurvey describe and put up monuments on the 
Boundary line between North Hempstead and Oysterbay, 
in conjunction with the persons to be appointed for the 
same purpose by the latter town, and also that the Overseers 
of the poor be directed to return Joshua Titus, the taxes 
paid by him to the town of North Hempstead if it shall be 
found on running the said line that his residence is in Oys- 
terliay. 

Voted, That the Overseers of the poor be directed to pay 
to Joseph Dodge the amount of the tax Collected on his 
personal property in the year 18'29, upon his producing the 
receipt of the collector for the payment of said tax and by 
his making affidavit of the same. 

Voted, That the Money arising from the sale of the com- 
mon lands belonging to the Town, be paid over into the 
hands of the Overseers of the poor, to be applied by them 
to the support of the poor of the Town. 

Voted, That the Commissioners and Inspectors of Com- 
mon Schools receive one dollar and twenty five Cts, per day 
for services. 

The above proceedings of Town Meeting entered 

By George D. Ketch am, Town Clerk 



Page 248. 

North Hempstead June 13 1831. 
We the subscribers. Commissioners of Highways for the 
Town of North Hempstead, aforesaid having met pursuant 
to notice, do adopt the folloping resolution. 



78 Hempstead town Ijecords. 

Resolved, That the Highway from or near the house of 
Richard Weeks, rmniiuu; westwardl)' to the cross roads 
soutli of Frederick Hendricksou's house, where it meets 
district No. 19. shall be annexed to district No. '20., and 
shall 1)0 kept in repair at all times hereafter by the Inhabi- 
tants of District No. 20, as a part of said District. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead the day and 
3'ear aboA'e written 

George D. Ketcham 
James W. Mott 
Joseph L. Townsend. 

Compared with the Original and entered 

By George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Agreeable to a petition to us presented by Robert Wil- 
lets and others, freeholders and Inhabitants of the town of 
North Hempstead, requesting us the subscribers, Commis- 
sioners of Highways for the town aforesaid, to lay out a 
Highway, from the road or highway leading from Jericho 
turnpike Northward to the house of Joshua Titus, westerly 
to the Highway that leads from Jericho turnpike north- 
wardly to Joseph Post's house, we according to their request 
on the 13th of June 1831, viewed the proposed road. We 
the subscribers, have agreed (all being jiresent) that a public 

Page 249. 

highway is not necessary, and do refuse to lay out the same. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead this fifteenth 
day of June Eighteen hundred and thirty one 1831. 

George D. Ketcham. 
James W. Mott 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Countv of Queens s. s. 
The subscribers. Judges of the County Courts for the 
Coianty of Queens having met at the house of William 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 79 

Layton in the town of North Hempstead on the 15th day 
of July 1831, to hear an appeal made to them in writin<i; by 
ll(jl)8rt Willets and Joshua Titus, from an order or deter- 
mination of the Commissioners of Highways of the town of 
North Hempstead, refusing to lay out a Highway from near 
the house of Joshua Titus, through the lauds of Robert 
Willets, Joshua Titus and Joseph Post, to near the dwell- 
ing house of Abraham Bond, and to intersect the road 
leading from the house of Joseph Post to the Jericho turn- 
pike. After having taken a view of the contemplated road, 
and after having heard the proofs and allegations of the 
parties. Have decided and do hereby decide in favor of 
the said commissioners of Highways, and against the said 
Robert Willets and Joshua Titus. 

Benjamin W. Strong 
Thomas B. Jackson 
David Lambertson 

The above entries made and compared with the Originals 

By George D. Ketch am, 

Town Clerk. 

Page 250. 

In order to accommodate the people of the town of North 
Hempstead with good and convenient roads, agreeable to 
law and our duty, we the subscribers. Commissioners of 
Highways for the town aforesaid, having met pursuant to 
notice to each of the Commissioners, do agree to lay out a 
Highway on Great Neck, As follows, Beginning opposite 
the Southeast corner of Ann Allen's garden, three feet dis- 
tant, and running parallel with the said garden fence 
Northwardly to a stone wall, thence Northwardly along 
said wall three feet distant to a marked stone in the foot of 
the wall, thence Northward from said marked stone, a 
straight line touching the Northeast corner of the Black- 
smith shop, across the swamp to a locust stake set in the 
ground adjoining the laud of William Mitchell, the road 



80 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOUDS. 

now l;ii(l out to 1)6 three rods wide on tlie east side of said 
line, to l)e taken in lion and exchange for the old road run- 
ning west of the said Blacksmith shop around the swamp. 
Given nndtn- our hands in North Hempstead this 22nd 
day of Sei)t(Mid>ev Eij'hteen hundred and thirty one. 

George D. Ketcham 
James AV. Mott 

Entered and Compared A\ith the Original 

By George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 251. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in North Hempstead 
the 3rd day of April 1832. The following persons were 
chosen town officers the present year. Viz. 

William L. Mitchell Superyisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Coruwell, Henry I. Hagner, 
Silyanns S. Smith Assessors. 

"William XTuderhill, Samuel L. Hewlett Oyerseers of the 
poor. 

James Poole, George B. Purdy and Daniel Kissam Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

Henry I. Hagner, Silyanus S. Smith and Austin Chap- 
man Inspectors of Common Schools. 

James W. Mott, George D. Ketcham and Joseph L. Town- 
send Commissioners of Highwaj's. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

"William Allen Pound Master. 

Oyerseers of Highways are 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun'r . No. 1. 

AVhitehead Hewlett 2. 

John Woolley 3. 

James ^^^. Mott 4. 

Austin Chapman 5. 



flEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 8l 

George Rapelye Jun'r. . No. 6. 

William Hewlett 7. 

Joseph Onderdoiik 8. 

James Hewlett 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

Jeremiah Reynolds 11. 

Obadiah Jackson 12. 

Stocker Woolley 13. 

Leonard Seaman 14. 

Valentine H. P. Marvin . . . 15. 

Thomas Whitson 16. 

Martin Schenck 17. 

Henry S. Layton 18. 

Isaac E. Haviland 19. 

David Willetts 20. 

William Cock 21. 

Joseph Post 22. 

at said town meeting Lewis S. Hewlett, Benjamin Albert- 
son and Joseph Dodge were elected Jnstices of the peace. 

Page 252. 

At the aforesaid Town Meeting the following resolutions 
were adopted 

Resolved, That the next annual Town Meeting shall be 
held at the house of William Allen Cow Neck. 

Resolved, That the Overseers of the poor be directed to 
pay to Joshua Titus the amount of tax assessed and collect- 
ed from him in the year 1829, in consequence of his being 
considered a resident of this Town. 

Resolved, That the Overseers of the poor be directed to 
pay to Steven Burr eight Dollars, for keeping Polly Jack- 
son, a poor woman eight days, who was sick and died in his 
house. 

Resolved, That the Overseers of the poor be directed to 
pay to John Iveson four Dollars and fifty cents, for making 
three ballot boxes for the use of the town. 

Resolved, That fence viewers, Commissioners and In- 



82 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

s])cctors of Common Schools, receive one Dollar per day 
for Services, 

Resolved, That the Town Collector shall be entitled to 
receive five Dollars on every hundred Dollars for Collect- 



ing. 



The above proceedings of town meeting Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, 

Town Clerk. 



Page 253. 

The subscribers, Commissioners of Highways for the town 
of North Hempstead, have by the request of Joseph Post 
one of the Overseers of highwaj^s of said town, regulated 
certain highways at Westbury as follows. 

Beginning at the Jericho turnpike a few rods west of West- 
bury Meeting house, and running from thence N. 8f degrees 
W. 15 Chains to a large Avalnut tree, thence N. 9 W. 10 
Chains 21 links to the North East corner of Gideon Sea- 
man's garden, thence N. 6^ W. 9 Chains 54 links to a Poplar 
tree at the Northeast corner of the school house, thence N. 
7| W. 12 Chains 77 links to a locust stump, thence N. 6 
Chains, thence N. 10 W. 9 Chains 94 links to the Northeast 
corner of Ephriam Hawxhurst's land, thence N. 17 W. 1 
Chain 78 links, thence N. 7^ E. 5 Chains to a pear tree, 
thence N. 37 E. 4 Chains 80 links thence N. 51 E. 3 Chains, 
thence N. 57 E. 5 Chains 12 links to a black Avalnut tree, 
thence N. 40 E. 3 Chains to the road herein after surveyed 
leading fi-om Wheatly by Edmund Powels to the plains. 
Beginning at the Oysterbay line and running from thence 
S. 101 ^Yest 3 Chains 16 links thence S. 30a West 11 Chains 
15 links to a small locust tree near a house belonging to 
Joshua Titus, thence S. 24 West 3 Chains 40 links, thence 
S. 2 West 5 Chains 25 links, thence S. 8f West 2 Chains 6 
links thence S. 14 West 3 Chains 44 links, thence S. 18 East 
3 Chains 12 links, thence S. 45i East 1 Chain 72 links, 



HEMtSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 83 

thence S. 60 East 2 Chains 25 links, thence S. 49^ East 3 
Chains 94 links, thence S. 42i East 4 Chains 53 links, thence 
S. 18f East 2 Chains 36 links, to a poplar tree, thence S. 13|- 
West 5 Chains 16 links, thence S. 1 East 6 Chains 32 links, 
thence S. 24 East 4 Chains 40 links to the Southwest corner 
of Edmund Powel's hovel, thence S. 17 East 2 Chains 19 
links to a marked Poplar tree standing on the East side of the 
road between Edmund Powel's house and barn, the road first 
above surveyed from the Jericho turnpike untill it inter- 
sects the last mentioned highway is 2^ rods or 62^ links 
wide on the east side of said line, agreeable to a survey 
made by Ju'o Jackson Esqi" and James Clements the 23 of 
March 1717-18, and recorded in the records of Queens Coun- 
ty Liber : C : of records of roads page 50. from the Oyster- 

Page 254. 

bay line to the Poplar tree between Edmund Powel's house 
and barn 2^ rods wide. In order to secure to the public 
the use and privilege of a certain pond near Edmund PoAvel's 
house, we the Commissioners have with the consent of Ed- 
mund Powel laid out and surveyed a highway as follows, 
from the last mentioned Poplar tree between Edmund Powel's 
house and barn, Punning S. 22 East 3 Chains 24 links to a 
black walnut tree, thence S. 6^ East 2 Chains 88 links, 
thence S. 9 West 3 Chains 07 links, this line was run for the 
Easterly bounds of said road, on the West side beginning 
at a stake set in the ground 02^ links west of the aforesaid 
Poplar tree, and running from thence S. 3 East 3 Chains 77 
links, thence S. 13 West 2 Chains 39 links, thence S. 18 East 
4 Chains, all the land between the said lines we have laid 
out for a public highway, thence from the last mentioned 
course on the East side of said highway S. 8 East 26 Chains 
70 links to the Jericho turnpike, the highway to be 2^ rods 
or 62^ links wide on the westerly side of said line from the 
Oysterbay town line'to the Poplar tree near Edmund Powel's, 
and from the beginning of the last mentioned course to the 
Jericho turnpike. 



84 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead this 8th day 
of September Eighteen hundred and thirty two. 

(tEORGE D. Ketch am ) Commissioners 
James W. Mott > of 

Joseph L. Townsend ) Highways. 

The above entered and compared with the original 

By George D. Ketch am 

Town Clerk. 



Page 255. 

At the annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead at the house of William Allen on Tues- 
day the 2nd day of April in the year eighteen hundred and 
thirty three, the following persons were chosen town officers 
for the present year. 

"William L. Mitchell Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, Henry I. Hagner, 
Silvanus S. Smith Assessors. 

James AY. Mott, Samuel L. Hewlett, Isaac E. Haviland 
Commissioners of Highways. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam, George B. Purdy Commis- 
sioners of Common Schools. 

Kobert W. Mott, Henry I. Hagner, Silvanus S. Smith 
Inspectors of Common Schools. 

William Skidmore George W. Valentine Overseers of 
the Poor. 

Thomas Eowler Constable and Collector. 

Lewis S. Hewlett, Horatio G. Onderdonk, Elias B. Hig- 
bie Justices of the peace, 

William Allen pound master. 

The following persons were appointed Overseers of High- 
ways. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS 



85 



J osepli L. Hewlett Juu'r 
Whiteliead Hewlett 
Henry Onderdonk 
James W. Mott. . . 
George D. Ketcliam 
Francis A. Sell . . . 
William Hewlett. . 
Jeremiah Remseu. 
James Hewlett. . . 
Lewis S. Hewlett . 



Daniel Bogart. . . . 
Obadiali Jackson. 
Stocker Woolley. . 
Richard Williams Jn' 
Richard Williams. . 
Valentine Willets. . 
Martin Schenck . . . 
Henry S. Layton . . 
Richard Hewlett. . . 
Joseph L. Townsend 

Page 256. 



No. 1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 



William T. Cock No. 21. 

Joseph Post 22. 

At the aforesaid town meeting the following resolutions 
were adopted 

Resolved. That the next annual town meeting be held 
on the first Tuesday of April Eighteen hundred and thirty 
four. 

Resolved. That 700 Dollars be raised in the town the 
present year for the support of the poor. 

Resolved. That the Justices of the peace and Overseers 
of the poor have discretionary power in contracting with a 
suitable person to keep the poor of the town. 

Resolved. That this meeting advise and instruct the Su- 
pervisor of our town to exert his ability and infiuence in the 
board of supervisors of the County of Queens, to abolish 



86 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the distiuetiou between county and town poor, tliat the 
whole poor in the county be made a county charge, and 
that the Clerk of this meeting be directed to furnish the 
supervisor of our town with a copy of this resolution. 

The above proceedings of town meeting Entered l)y 

George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 



Page 257. 

Whereas we the Commissioners of highways for the Town 
of North Hemx^stead, did on the 22nd day of May in the 
year eighteen hundred and thirty three, by the consent of 
the inhabitants, divide the district on the bottom of Cow 
Neck, formerly called No. 9, we now call that paii beginning 
at the line fence between William Dodge and John S. Burtis, 
to the line fence between Peter Onderdonk and John Tred- 
well No. 9, and from said line fence to the Bottom of the 
Neck No. 23, giving the inhabitants of Thomas Dodge's Island 
to the district first above named. 

Given under our hands the day and 3^ear above written. 

James W. Mott 
Samuel L. Hewlett 

The above compared and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



At the annual Town Meeting held in North Hempstead 
on the first Tuesday of April in the year eighteen hundred 
and thirty four, the following persons were elected town of- 
ficers for the present year. 

William L. Mitchell Supervisor. 
George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, Henry I. Hagner, 
Silvanus S. Smith Assessors. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 



87 



James W. Mott, Samuel L, Hewlett, Isaac E. Havilaud 
Commissioners of highways. 

Daniel Kissam Jnu'r, George B. Purely, James Poole 
Commissioners of Common Schools. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

Henry I. Haguer, Richard K. Allen, Silvanus S. Smith 
Inspectors of common schools. 

Page 258. 



William Skidmore, George W. "V 


'alentine 


the poor. 


William Allen pound master. 


Overseers of Highways. 


Joseph L. Hewlett No. 1. 


Whitehead Hewlett 


. 2. 


Henry Onderdonk. . . . 




. 3. 


James W. Mott 




. 4. 


[George D. Ketcham . . 




. 5. 


Francis A. Sell 




. 6. 


William Hewlett 




. 7. 


Jeremiah Remsen 




. 8. 


Leonard Mott 




. 9. 


Lewis S Hewlett 




. 10. 


William B. Bobbins. . . 




. 11. 


William Hicks 




. 12. 


Henry M. Thorne 




. 13. 


Richard Williams 




. 14. 


Richard Williams 




. 15. 


Valentine Willets. .... 




. 16. 


Martin Schenck 




. 17. 


Samuel Willis 




. 18. 


Richard Albertson .... 




. 19. 


Joseph L. Townsend . . 




. 20. 


William T. Cock...".. . 




. 21. 


Jonathan Terrell 




. 22. 


James Hewlett 




. 23. 



of 



88 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

At the iiforesaid town meeting Elias B. Higl)ie was elect- 
ed Justice of the jieace. 

The following resolutions was unanimously adopted. 

Eesolved. That nine hundred dollars be raised in the 
town the present year for the support of the poor. 

Resolved. That the supervisor of this town be instructed 
to exert his iuliuence in the board of Supervisors of this 
County to abolish the distinction between town and county 
poor, that the whole, poor of the County be made a County 
charge. 

The above proceedings of Town Meeting entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 259. 

We the undersigned, Commissioners of higliAvays for the 
town of North Hempstead, did on the fourteenth day of 
June in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty 
four, regulate the Highway, Beginning one rod northerly 
from the dye house belonging to James Mott, supposing to 
be on the line between towns of Oysterbay and North Hemp- 
stead, running as follows, South 41:^ Degrees West one chain 
and 72 links, thence South 60i West 2 Chains 45 Links to 
the Northeast corner of James Motts barn, thence South 
56^ AVest 29 Chains, thence South 65^ West 11 Chains 60 
Links, thence South 50^ West 12 Chains, thence South 45J 
West 7 Chains 97 Links, thence South 37| West 11 Chains 
30 Links, thence South 21^ West to the road leading from 
North Side to Glen Cove past Richard Weeks' house, the 
above described road is to be Three rods wide on the north 
side of said line. 

Given under our hands the day and year above mentioned 

Isaac E. Haviland 
Samuel L. Hewlett 
James W. Mott. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 89 

The above order entered and compared with the Original 
By George D, Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 260. 

Ascertainment and description for a record of a highway 
or public landing place in the town of North Hempstead? 
lying on the waters of Hempstead harbour and commonly 
called " Pearsalls Landiiig " to wit, Begiiming at the South- 
east corner of Thomas Pearsall's door yard, running South 
along the westerly side of the post road leading from Cedar 
Swamp to Hempstead harbour, till it intersects the record- 
ed highway leading westerly from the Store house of 
Thomas Pearsall to the boat house, then along the North- 
erly side of said last mentioned highway to the waters of 
Hempstead harbour, then northerly along the waters of said 
harbour till it intersects a line drawn from the point of be- 
ginning along the door yai'd fence of said Pearsall to the 
waters of said harbour, then Easterly along the said last 
mentioned line and said fence to the point of beginning. 
And which piece or parcel of gro^^nd above described, we 
do ascertain and determine to be a highway or public land- 
ing place. 

Dated North Hempstead March 24th 1835. 

Isaac E. Haviland ) Commissioners 
Samuel L. Hewlett > of 

James W. Mott ) Highways. 

The Town Clerk of the town of North Hempstead is re- 
quired to record the above as a highway or public Landing 
place in and for said town. 

Dated March 24th 1835. 

Isaac E. Haviland ^ Commissioners 
Samuel L. Hewlett > of 

James W. Mott. ) Highways. 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk, 

(Annulled and set aside by the Court of Erors) 



90 hempstead town recoiids. 

Page 261. 

At the Annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on the first Tuesday of April 1835. The 
following persons were Chosen town officers for the present 
year. 

"William L. Mitchell Supervisor. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, Silvanus S. Smith, 
Leonard W. Seaman Assessors. 

Daniel Kissam, James Poole, George B. Purdy Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

Silvanus S. Smith, Kobert W. Mott, William L. Mitchell 
Inspectors of Schools. 

Isaac E. Haviland, James W Mott, Samuel L. Hewlett 
Commissioners of highways. 

Thomas Fowler Constable and Collector. 

William Skidmore, George W. Valentine Overseers of 
the poor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

At the aforesaid town meeting Richard Allen & John A. 
Searing were elected Justices of the peace. 
William Allen pound master. 

Overseers of Highways are 

Thomas Tredwell No. 1. 

Whitehead Hewlett 2. 

Henry Onderdonk 3. 

William Allen 4. 

George D. Ketcham 5. 

Cornelius Eapelye 6. 

Isaac U. Towusend 7. 

Jeremiah Eemsen 8. 

Leonard Mott 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

William B. Eobbius 11. 

Jacob Mott 12. 

Henry M. Thorne 13. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 91 

Richard Williams 14. 

Elbert Arthur 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Daniel Briukerhoff 17. 

PaCxE 262. 

Samuel Willis No. 18. 

Richard Albertsou 19. 

Joseph L. Towuseud 20. 

Henry Titus 21. 

Jonathan Terrel 22. 

James Hewlett 23. 

It was voted at the said town meeting that the sum of 500 
Dollars be raised in the town the present year for the sup- 
port of the poor. 

It was voted That William Hicks be permitted to dig out 
the small creek running through the town common at Hemp- 
stead harbour, from the Mill creek easterly to his land which 
was formerly the Parsonage of the dutch reformed CoDgre- 
gations, the said ditch not to be dug deeper than the Mill 
creek, at its entrance, and not wider than thirty feet, he to 
slope the side in such manner that cattle may pass at all 
times easily over it. 

The above proceedings of town meeting Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

The undersigned freeholders of the town of North Hemp- 
stead in the County of Queens, Summoned & assembled and 
duly sworn as a Jury pursuant of a precept dated April 7th 
1835, issued by H. G. Onderdonk a Justice of the peace of 
said town, on the application of the Commissioners of High- 
ways thereof, or of one of them, to inquire whether any such 
encroachment on the public highway & landing in said 
town as is specified in an order of said Commissioners dated 
the 25th day of March 1835, has been made and by whom, 
and having heard the proof and allegation produced and 



92 IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

submitted Do certify that such encroachment has been made 
by Thomas Pearsall the present occupant, And for the pur- 

Page 2G3. 

pose of specifying the particulars of such encroachment the 
Jurors aforesaid do find and certify that the highway and 
landing so encroached upon is bounded as follows. Begin- 
ning at the southeast corner of Thomas Pearsall's door yard, 
running southerly along the west side of the post road lead- 
ing from Cedar Swamp to Hempstead harbour, till it inter- 
sects the recorded highway leading westerly from the store 
house of Thomas Pearsall to the boat house, then along the 
Northerly side of said last mentioned highway to the waters 
of Hempstead harbour, then northerly along the waters of 
said harbour, till it intersects a line drawn from the point 
of beginning along the door yard fence of said Pearsall to 
the waters of said harbour, then easterly along the said last 
mentioned line and said fence to the point of beginning. 

And which said Highway or public lauding place has been 
encroached upon or obstructed by the erection by the said 
Pearsall of a fence or fences on the easterl}', southerly, and 
westerly sides of the said highway or public landing above 
described, and that the piece of laud enclosed by the afore- 
said fences is a part of the said public highway and laud- 



ing. 



Done and Certified this 11th day of April 1835. 

As witness our hands 

John Higbie Jacob Williams 

Egbert Beatty Stocker Woolley 

Hewlett Duryea STErHEN Powell 

The above certificate compared with the original and en- 
tered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 264. 

In the matter of an appeal made in writing by Thomas 
Pearsall against the act of the Commissioners of Highways 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 93 

of the towu of North Hempstead, made the 24th of 
March 1835. 

The Subscribers, Judges of the Court of Common Pleas 
for Queeus County, having met at the house of John R. 
Schenck at Hempstead harbour on the 15th of June 1835, 
for the purpose of deciding said appeal, and after having 
viewed the premises and after having heard the proofs and 
allegations of the parties — Do hereby decide to reverse 
the act or proceedings of the said Commissioners. 

Benjamin W. Strong 
Thomas B. Jackson 
Daniel Feeks 

The act of Commissioners hereby reversed is recorded in 
page 260 of this Ijook. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk 

Page 265. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, at the 
house of Minne Onderdonk near said road in said town on 
the 19th of March 1836. 

All the Commissioners having met and deliberated on the 
subject matter of this order, upon the application of Lewis 
S. Hewlett a resident in said town and lial)le to work on the 
highways therein, for the laying out the highway hereafter 
described, and on the certificate of twelve reputable free- 
holders of said town, and duly qualified as required by stat- 
ute, certifying that such highway is necessary and proper, 
to run through the lands of Minne Onderdonk, William L. 
Baxter and the late Peter Casliow, occupants of the land 
through which the highwa}^ hereafter described is to run, 
that the undersigned Commissioners did meet at the time 
and place to decide on the aforesaid application, and having 
heard all reasons offered for and against the laying out of 



04 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

said liiy;lnvay, It is ordered determined and certified, that a 
public Li^liway sliall be, and the same hereby is laid out 
pursuant to said application whereof a survey hath been 
made and is as follows, to wit, Beginning at a certain bar 
post at the south end of a board fence in front of Minne 
Onderdonk's dwelling house adjoining the highway running 
down Cow Neck, running N. 70 West 4 Chains 27 links to a 
locust tree standing in a stone foot fence, thence S. 84 W. 13 
Chains along the said fence, thence N. 89^ W. 13 Chains 12 
links 3 rods north of a chesuut tree standing near the line 
fence between the said Onderdonk and Baxter's land, beins 
the North side of said road, then moving to the said tree 
being the south side of said road running N. 68^ West 26 

Page 266. 

Chains to the northeast corner of the said Cashows orchard, 
thence N. 82 West 8 Chains 23 links to a black Walnut tree 
at the steam Boat wharf at Cow Bay, which is to be three 
rods in width throughout. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners of highways 
have hereto siibscribed their names this 19th day of 
March A. D. 1836. 

Samuel L. Hewlett 
James W. Mott 

Compared with the original and entered 

By Geokge D. Ketcham, Town Clerk 

The undersigned. Commissioners of Highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, having met and deliberated of the 
subject in this order. Do hereby order that the highway 
laid out and entered of record the 19th day of March 1836 
between Minne Onderdonk's and the steam Boat dock be 
divided as follows. All that part west of the line between 
Minne Onderdonk and William L. Baxter, be attached to 
district No. 9, and the part east of said line be attached to 
district No. 8, and worked by the inhabitants of each dis- 
trict respectivel3\ 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 95 

111 witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 

hands this 19th day of March 1836 

Samuel L. Hewlett 

James AV. Mott. 

Compared with the oriy;inal and entered 

By Geokge T>. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 267. 

We the undersigned, l»oiug six freeholders, and not any of 
us being residents of the town of North Hempstead nor of kin 
to Minne Onderdonk, William L. Baxter, nor to the heirs of 
the late Peter Cashow, having been duly summoned, drawn 
by lot and sworn as a Jury to assess the damages of said 
Minnie Onderdonk, William L. Baxter, and the heirs of the 
late Peter Cashow, by reason of the laying out and opening 
of a road across their improved lands in said town, which 
highway is thus described, commencing at Minne Oiider- 
donks and running a westerly course to the steam boat 
dock, and having as well upon view and examination of the 
premises, as otherwise deliberated together upon the matter 
in question, do assess and determine the damage of the said 
Minne Onderdonk Two hundred & sixty five Dollars, of 
William L. Baxter Two hundred and twenty Dollars, and 
Peter Cashows Estate Two hundred and sixteen Dollars, on 
occasion of the premises. 

Witness our hands at North Hemp'd March 26 1836. 

Richard Carman Peter C. Bell ) 

Latton Smith Stephen C. Bedell > Jurors. 

Garret Van Cott Thomas Clowes. ) 

Queens County s. s. 

I Lewis S. Hewlett a Justice of the Peace of the town of 
North Hempstead in said County, Do Certify that the above 
is the verdict of the Jury summoned by my warrant, drawn 
and sworn by me, to assess the damages sustained by Minne 
Onderdonk, William L. Baxtei, and the estate of Peter 
Cashow, by the laying out of the highway mentioned in said 
verdict. 



96 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

lu witness Avliereof I Lave hereto subscribed my name this 
20th day of March eighteen hundred and thirty six. 1836. 

A true Copy of the original as filed in this office. 
Examined S: Compared by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 268. 

At the Annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead, on Tuesday the 5tli day of April 1836. 

It was voted, that $700 Dollars be raised in the town the 
present year for the support of the jioor. 

Isaac H. Dodge and Eliphelet Mobry, were elected Jus- 
tices of the peace 

William L. Mitchell was elected supervisor for the ensu- 
ing year. 

Benjamin All)ertson, John Cornwell, Silvanus S. Smith 
and Leonard A. Seaman assessors. 

Isaac E. Haviland, Daniel T. Smith and Martin Schenck 
Commissioners of highwaj^s. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam and George B. Purdy Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

William Skidmore and George W. Valentine Overseers 
of the poor. 

Robert Mitchell Constable and Collector. 

William L. Mitchell, William Underbill and Sylvanus S. 
Smith inspectors of common schools. 

George D. Ketcham town Clerk. 

James Allen pound master. 

the overseers of highways are 

Thomas Tredwell No. 1. 

Benjamin Allen 2. 

Abraham H. Schenck. ... 3. 

Henry Allen 4. 



entered by 



Hempstead town records. 97 

George D. Ketcliam ..... 5. 

Cornelius Eapelye C^. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

Jeremiah Remsen 8. 

Andrew J. Hegeman 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

Robert Seaman 11, 

Thomas Pearsall 12. 

Henry M. Thorne . . . 13. 

Philip Wiggins 14. 

Ebenezer Smith 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Daniel Brinkerhoflf 17. 

Pdchard Elderd 18. 

Richard Hewlett 19. 

Joseph L. Townsend . . . . 20. 

Henry Titns 21. 

Jonathan Terrell 22. 

John H. Tredwell 23. 

George D. Ketcham, Clk. 



Page 269. 

Changes in Highway Districts. 

No. 7. Beginning at Allen & Haydeus store and Inn, run- 
ning Northwesterly between Daniel Kissam's and William 
Robbins' to the Bay, thence along the Bay untill it passes 
Joel Davis,' thence east to the road leading to Whitehead 
Mitchell's, thence south taking in the two small houses on 
Isaac U. Towusend's farm to the center of the new bridge, 
thence southerly to the turnpike east of the Meeting house, 
including all the highways within the above bounds. 

No. 8. Beginning at Hempstead harbour Bay between 
Lewis S. Hewlett's and John Sands' land, running westerly 
to the Cow Neck road, thence northwesterly to Isaac U. 
Townsends land east of William Hewlett's, thence by dis- 



98 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

trict No. 7. to Cow Bay, thence by said Bay to tlie Steam 
Boat dock, tlience Easterly soiitli of the two tenaut houses 
ou Robbins' hxud, to the Middle neck road between William 
Dodge's and John S. Burtis' land, thence east to Hempstead 
harbour Bay, including all the highways within the above 
described bounds. 

No. 10. Beginning at Appleby's Corner, running easterly 
to the Bay north of the landing, thence northerly along said 
Bay to district No. 8, thence by No. 8, untill it comes to 
Isaac U. Townsends land, thence southerly by district No. 
7, to the turnpike, thence Easterl}' north of the houses 
along the turnpike to the place of beginning. 

No. 17. Beginning at the turnpike nearly in front of 
Friends meeting house, running southerly towards Herricks 
untill it intersects the Searim;town road, including all the 
Inhabitants residing along the turnpike between the Epis- 
copal Church and the top of the hill west of Appleb^^'s 
corner. 

No. 19. Beginning at the top of the round hill, running 
southerly" to the Hempstead line, also from said road east- 
wardly passmg Samuel Titus' to the Glen Cove road. Also from 

Page 270. 

Samuel Valentine's house west to the line between Mow- 
bry and Searing. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands, hav- 
ing altered the above districts in form above, this 6th day 
of March 1837. And request the Town Clerk to record the 
same including all the highways within said bounds. 

Isaac E. Ha\tland ) Commissioners 
Daniel T. Smith ^ of Highways. 

The above entered and compared with the original 

By George D. Ketcham 
Town Clerk. 

District No. 11. Beginning at the landing on the west 
side of Hempstead Harbour, itinniug southerly to the top 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 99 

of the round hill, including the road on the east side of the 
harbour north to Bedell's landing, including Thomas Apple- 
by his Sous and tenants in said district, 

the above described district was omitted in its proper 
place on the preceding page. 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

$216. January 30th, 1837. Received of Isaac E. Havi- 
land one of the Commissioners of highways of the town of 
North Hempstead, two hundred and sixteen Dollars in full 
for damages assessed by a Jury for laying out a highway 
from the steam boat dock on Cow Neck (See order by the 
Commissioners of Highways page 265.) easterly to the main 
road through the lands belonging to the estate of Peter 
Cashow by me 

Samuel Mott, 

Administrator. 

$220. January 30th 1837. Received of Isaac E. Havi- 
land one of the Commissioners of highways for the town of 
North Hempstead, Two hundred and twenty Dollars in full 
for the assessment of damages made by a Jury for laying 

Page 271. 

out a highway from the Steam Boat dock on Cow Neck (See 
order of Commissioners of highways page 265), easterly to 
the main road through my land. 

William L. Baxter. 

$265. January 30th 1837. Received of Isaac E. Havi- 
]and one of the Commissioners of highways for the town of 
North Hempstead, Two hundred and sixty five Dollars, 
being the amount in full of the assessment of damages made 
by a Jury for laying out a highway from the Steam boat 
dock on Cow Neck, (See order of Commissioners of high- 
ways page 265.) Easterly through the lands of the late 
Minne Onderdonk. by me 

Martin Schenck, 

Executor to the estate of said Minne Onderdonk. 



100 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS, 



The above entries of receipts made from the Orifijinal as 
filed in this office by the Commissioners of highways 

Geohge D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



At the Annual town Meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on the first Tuesday of April 1837. 

It was resolved. That a Committee of three persons be 
appointed by this Town meeting whose duty it shall be to 
make due examination respecting the legacy bequeathed to 
the towns of North Hempsetead and Oysterbay, in and by 
the last will and testament of Samuel Jones deceased, and 
to take such measures as shall be necessary in order to as- 
certain whether it is probable that said towns can legally 
obtain and hold said legacy, and that Daniel T. Smith, Ho- 
ratio G. Onderdonk and Isaac E. Haviland be appointed 

Page 272. 

said Committee, with authority to consult and advise with 
suitable counsel, and that they report their proceedings and 
the result of their investigations together with the legal ad- 
vice which they have obtained, to a special town meeting 
to be held whenever said committee are ready to report. 

Eesolved. That no Horses, Cattle or hogs shall be per- 
mitted to run at large on the public highways in this town, 
and the owners and occupants of farms in the said town are 
hereby authorized and impowered to send to the public 
pound any stock of the above description that they may 
find tresspassing upon their premises, they being however 
prepared with at least one credible witness of the fact of 
tresspass, the keeper of the pound to be entitled to the same 
compensation for the keeping of the said stock from the 
owner thereof as the law of the State allows to him in simi- 
lar cases. 

Besolved. That the Overseers of the poor be directed to 
pay to Samuel Cornell $15. Dollars out of any monies in 
their hands belonging to the town, not specially appropri- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



101 



ated, for and on account of his humane exertions in taking 
from the waters of Hempstead harbour the Bodies of seven 
persons of colour. 

Kesolved. That $700 Dollars be raised in the town the 
present year for the support of the poor. 

The following persons were elected town officers at the 
aforesaid town Meeting, Viz. 

William L. Mitchell Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, Sylvanus S. Smith 
and Leonard A. Seaman Assessors. 

William Skidmore and George W. Valentine Overseers 
of the poor. 

PaCxE 273. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam and George B. Purdj Com- 
missioners of Common Schools. 

William Underhill, William L. Mitchell, Sylvanus S. 
Smith Inspectors of Common Schools. 

Daniel T. Smith, Isaac E. Haviland, Martin Schenck 
Commissioners of highways. 

Robert Mitchell Constable and Collector. 

James Allen pound master. 

Overseers of highways are. 

Thomas Tread well .... No. 1. 

Benjamin Allen 2. 

Richard Allen Esqr 3. 

William Remsen 4. 

George D. Ketchcim 5. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

Jeremiah Remsen 8. 

Andrew J. Hegeman 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

Robert Seaman 11. 

Jacob Titus 12. 



102 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Hem- J M. Tliorue . 
Phillip Wiggins. . . 
Ebeuezer Smith. . . 
George Diiryea. . . 
Daniel Briukerhoff 
Kichard Eldred . . 
Richard Hewlett. . 
George W. Valentine 
Thomas H. Townsend 

Joseph Post 

John H. Treadwell . . 



13. 
14. 
15. 

16. 
17. 

18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 

22. 
23. 



At the aforesaid town meeting Lewis S. Hewlett and John 
A. Searing were elected Justices of the peace. 

The above proceedings of Town Meeting entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 



At a Special town Meeting of the Inhabitants of the town 
of North Hempstead, held pursuant to legal notice at the 
Inn of James Allen at Manhasset on Saturday the second 
day of December 1837, present, Lewis S. Hewlett and Ho- 
ratio G. Onderdonk Justices of the peace presiding, and in 
the absence of the Town Clerk Warren Mitchell was chos- 
en Clerk, the last will and testament of Samuel Jones de- 
ceased, having been first read in the presence of the meet- 
ing by Horatio G. Onderdonk, The following resolutions 
were adopted. 

Page 274. 

1st. Resolved, that Benjamin Albertson and Singleton 
Mitchell be and they are hereby recommended to the 
Legislature of this State as suitable persons to be ap- 
pointed Trustees of "the Jones fund for the support of 
the poor", on the part of North Hempstead, and the 
citizens of the town of North Hempstead respectfully 
request of the honorable the Legislature of the State of 
New York to appoint the said persons accordingly. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 103 

2nd. Resolved, that the committee appointed at the last 
annual town meeting be hereby authorized and directed 
to take all such measures as they may deem necessary 
in order to secure the passage of an Act of the Legis- 
lature of this State appointing the above named persons 
trustees as aforesaid. 

3rd. Eesolved, that the aforesaid Committee be authorized 
and directed to take all such measures as they shall 
deem necessary to protect and defend the interest of 
this town in relation to the legacy bequeathed to the 
towns of North Hempstead and Oysterbay in and by 
the last will and Testament of Samuel Jones deceased, 
and if any question respecting said will or said legacy 
should arise, or if in their opinion the institution or de- 
fence of any suit should become necessary previous to 
the appointment of the Trustees aboved named, the 
said committee are authorized to institute or defend 
such suit. 
After which the meeting adjourned sine die. 

Lewis S. Hewlett > presiding 

Horatio G. Onderdonk. ) officers. 

Warren Mitchell, 

Acting Clerk. 

The above proceedings of special town meeting Entered 
by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 275. 

We the Commissioners of highways for the town of North 
Hempstead, on the application of George D. Ketcham one 
of the overseers of highways of said town, have regulated 
the old road to the width of three rods, having the consent of 
the occupants or owners of the laud through which it passed, 
survey of which is as follows. A highway leading from the 



104 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

bead of Cow Neck to Success, commencing at an oak tree 
adjoining the turnpike, and running S. 15^ E, 3 chains 28 
links to a house beh:)nging to John T. Mitchell, thence S. 
8} E. 13 chains 18 links to a small house standing on the 
corner of John S. Hicks' land, thence S. 7 W. 4 chains 
84 links, thence S. 14f E. 3 chains 50 links, thence S. 4f E. 
2 chain's 45 links, thence S. 1 E. 3 chains 07 links, thence 
S. 261 E. 1 chain 22 links, thence S. 51^ E. 4 chains 56 links, 
thence S. 38^ E. O. chains 52 links to a point 3 rods west 
of a locust tree standing at the corner of the lands belong- 
ing to Benjamin Treadwell's Estate and the land belonging 
to George D. Ketcham, this line being run for the west side 
of said road. 

Given under our hands this 12th day of April 1837. 

Isaac E. Haviland 
Daniel T. Smith 
Martin Schenck 

The above order of commissioners of highways 
Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



At the annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on the first Tuesday 3rd of April 1838. 
The following persons were chosen town oflicers the present 
year. Viz., 

John Willis Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, John Cornwell, Hiram Allen and 
Leonard A. Seaman Assessors. 

Benjamin Allen, Eliphalet Mowbray, James M. Onder- 
donk Commissioners of highwa^^s. 

William Skidmore, George W. Valentine Overseers of 
the poor. 

Daniel Kissam, George B. Purdy, James Poole Com- 
missioners of Common schools. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



105 



AVilliam L. Mitchell, Horatio G. Onderdonk, Joliu A. 
Searing Inspectors of common schools. 
Kobert Mitchell Constable and Collector. 
At the same town meeting Eliphalet Mowbray was elected 
Justice of the peace for the term of 4 years from the first 
of Jannary next ensuing. 

Page 276. 
The Overseers of highways elected at the aforesaid town 
meeting were as follows, to wit., 

Thomas Tredwell No. 1. 

James H. Skidmore 2. 

Daniel T. Smith 3. 

William' Remsen 4. 

George D. Ketcham 5. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

Jeremiah Remsen 8. 

Andrew J. Hegeman . . . . 9. 

Lewis S. Hewlett 10. 

William Hicks 11. 

Edward Robbins 12. 

Henry M. Thorne 13. 

Leonard A. Seaman 14. 

Charles Denton 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Daniel Brinckerhoff 17. 

William Willis 18. 

Richard Hewlett 19. 

George Valentine 20. 

William T. Cock 2L 

Joseph Post 22. 

Benjamin H. Willis 23. 

James Allen elected pound master. 

It was voted, That $800 Dollars be raised in the town the 
present year for the support of the poor. 

The above proceeding of town meeting 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



106 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

North Hempstead Sept 4th 1838. 
Upon applicatiou made to the Commissioners of high- 
ways of the towns of North Hempstead and Hempstead, 
respecting the old dividing road between said towns, the 
Commissioners of the above towns met this day for the 
})urpose of surveying and laying out the same as a public 
highway, and do hereby order the same to be done agree- 
able to the following courses and distances which shall be 
the center of said road. Viz., Beginning at a stake on the 
south side of the Jericho tiirnpike, a few feet east of a pond 
on the east side of the farm at present occupied by Lefferts 

Page 277. 

Bergen, running S. 37 E. 1 chain 12 links to a stake, thence 
S. 891 E. 19 chains 53 links to a stake, thence S. 85f E. 8 
chains, thence S. 85^ E. 18 chains 71 links to the Long Is- 
land Rail road, thence S. 84^ E. 12 chains 90 links to a 
stake bearing S. W. of the S. W. corner of the farm of 
Willet Lawrence. 

James M. Onderdonk ) Commissioners 
Eliphalet Mowbray -■ of 

Benjamin Allen. ) North Hempstead. 

Abraham Combs > Commissioners 

James Smith ^ of Hempstead. 

The above order of Commissioners of highway's entered 
and compared Avith the original by 

George D. Ketcham, town clerk. 



Page 278. 

At the Annual Town meeting held in & for the town of 
North Hempstead on Tuesday the 2nd day of April 1839. 

It was resolved that the annual town meeting for the 
year 1840 be held at the house of James Allen, 

The following persons w^ere elected town officers for the 
ensuing vear. Viz., 

John Willis supervisor. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. ' 107 

George D, Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Benjamin Albertson Jolin Corn well Hiram Allen Leonard 
A. Seaman assessors. 

James M. Onderdonk, Henry Allen, Thomas H. Town- 
send Commissioners of highways. 

William Skidmore, Thomas H. Townsend Overseers of 
poor. 

James Poole, Daniel Kissam, George B. Purdy Commis- 
ioners of Common schools. 

William L. Mitchell, Horatio G. Onderdonk, John A. 
Searing inspectors of common schools 

Robert Mitchell constable and collector. 

Overseers of highways. 

Silvanus S. Smith No. 1. 

James H. Skidmore 2. 

Daniel T. Smith 3. 

Benjamin Hicks 4. 

George D. Ketcham 5. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

James R. Burtis 8. 

Leonard Mott 9. 

Samuel L. Hewlett 10. 

Thomas H. Townsend. . . 11. 

John Tatterson 12. 

Henry M. Tliorue 13. 

Leonard A. Seaman 14. 

Charles Denton 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Daniel Brinkerhoff 17. 

John Mowbray 18. 

Samuel Valentine 19. 

Robert Titus 20. 

William T. Cock 21. 

Oliver Losea . . 22. 

George Hewlett 23. 

James Allen pound master. 



108  HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Kesolved, Tluit the Commissioners of common schools 
be authorized and directed to loan on the credit of the town, 
the sum of Two hundred and fifty one Dollars and four 
cents, to be applied and apportioned to the several school 
districts according to law. 

Page 279. 

Eesolved, That the trustees of the Jones fund for the 
support of the poor, be allowed two dollars ])er diem for 
services. 

Eesolved, That the sum of Nine hundred dollars be raised 
in the town the present year for the support of the poor. 

Resolved, That this town meeting do hereby instruct the 
Commissioners of highw^ays to expend no more money, as 
public officers, in litagating with Thomas Pearsall the right 
to the landing near his house. 

At the aforesaid town meeting Richard Allen and Elias 
B. Higbie were elected Justices of the peace. Richard 
Allen for the term of iovr years from the first day of Janu- 
uary 1840. Elias B. Higbie for the term of three years 
from the first day of January 1840. 

The above proceeding of town meeting Entered by 

Geokge D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 280. 

A submission to and decision of referees in relation to a 
right of way claimed by Richard K. Allen through the lands 
of William Allen on Great Neck. 

Know^ all men by these presents that we Richard K. Allen 
and William Allen of Queens County in the State of New 
York, are held and firmly bound each to the other in the 
sum of five hundred Dollars lawful money of the United 
States of- America, to be paid by the one refusing to abide 
by the decision of the arljitrators herein after named to the 
other of these paities his executors &c. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 109 

The Condition of this obligation is such that if the bound 
Eichard K. Allen and William Allen their heirs Executors 
and administrators, shall and do in all things well and truly 
stand to, obey, abide by, perform, fulfil and keep the award 
order arbitrament and final determination of Joseph L. 
Hewlett and William Remsen, and if they shall differ to 
choose a third person, in relation to a right of way Claimed 
by the said Richard K. Allen over the land of the said William 
Allen, or any two of them, the said arbitrators, then the above 
obligation to be void, or else in full force and virtue in law. 
Dated this llith of November 1835. 

Signed Sealed and delivered Richard K. Allen (S) 
in the presence of 

H. G. Onderdonk. William Allen (S) 

Queens County s. s. On the eleventh day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty 
seven, before me came Richard K. Allen known to me to be 
the person named in and who executed the within instru- 
ment, who acknowledged that he executed the same. 

Horatio G. Onderdouk. 
Judge of Queens County Courts. 

Page 281. 

To all to whom these presents shall come or may con- 
cern. We, William Remsen and Joseph L. Hewlett, Arbi- 
trators chosen to settle and determine all differences, vari- 
ances, disagreements and disputes of what nature or kind 
soever, by and between Richard K. Allen and William Allen, 
in relation to a right of way claimed by the said Richard 
K. Allen over the land of the said William Allen at Great 
Neck in the town of North Hempstead and Queens County, 
as by their arbitration bonds or obligations and the con- 
ditions thereof executed by the said parties and sealed with 
their seals, dated the thirteenth day of November, 1835, 
more fully appears. Know ye, that we the said arbitrators, 



110 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

having deliberately and at large, heard, examined and con- 
sidered the allegations, witnesses and evidence of both the 
said parties concerning the premises, do make and put in 
writing, this our award, arbitration, determination and judg- 
ment between the said parties for and concerning the prem- 
ises in manner and form as follows, to wit. "We do award, 
arbitrate and determine by these presents that the said 
Kichard K. Allen is entitled to a right of way over and 
across the land of the said William Allen, and that we, in 
pursuance of the authority to us given b}' the said parties, 
do hereby fix and locate the said right of way permanentl}', 
as in hereafter described, to wit, commencing on the east 
side of a stone foot fence, within a few feet of the gate which 
hangs on the said right of way, and on the Xortherly side 
of the highway running from the said William Aliens west- 
erly, and running by said fence 15^ degrees west of north 
four chains and forty two links, then lof degrees west of 
north, three chains and fifty nine links, then 12f degrees 
west of north uutill it strikes the line between the said 
Richard K. Allen and William Allen, and to be of the Avidth 
of twenty five feet on the east side of said line throughoiit, 

Page 282. 

and free from obstructions of every kind, except one easy 
swinging gate, the gate to stand in the center of the road. 

In witness whereof the said arbitrators have hereunto set 
our hands and seals this 27th day of August in the year 
Eighteen hundred and thirt}' six. 

Witness present William Eemsen (S) 

Warren Mitchell 

Joseph L. He\m.ett (S) 

Queens County s. s. On the 27th day of August 1836, be- 
fore me came Joseph L. Hewlett ,aud William Remsen, 
known to me to be the individuals described in and who 
executed the within instrument, who acknowledged they 

executed the same. 

Warren Mitchell, 
Commis'n of deeds. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. • 111 

The preceding proceodings relative to a right of way 
entered this 27th dav of May 1839. 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 283. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, on the 
27th day of May 1839, all the said commissioners having 
met and deliberated on the subject embraced in this order, 
it is ordered and determined by the said commissioners, 
upon the application and by the consent of Warren Mitchell 
and Singleton Mitchell, Escp", through whose lands the alter- 
ation hereafter discribed is to be made, that the highway 
leading from the house of Thomas Fowler to the house of 
Singleton Mitchell in said town, be altered according to the 
following survey which the commissioners have caused to 
be made thereof, as follows to wit, Commencing at a locust 
tree standing near the line between Warren Mitchells and 
Thomas Fowlers, and running North sixty five degrees west^ 
seven chains and forty one links, then North sixty four de- 
grees west, four chains and seventy eight links to the south- 
west corner of Warren Mitchells garden, then North sixty 
one degrees west, three chains and forty four links where 
it strikes the line between Warren Mitchell and AVilliam 
Hewlett near the Saw Mill, then North Seventy four degrees 
west, two chains and eighty four links to the heafl of the 
Mill pond, all which road thus far is taken from the lands 
of Warren Mitchell, then North eighty and one half de- 
grees west, three chains and sixty-seven links ]:)artly on land 
of Warren Mitchell and partly on land of Singleton Mitchell 
where it strikes the old highway at the top of the hill the 
road to lay open three rods wide on the south side of the 
above described line, and the old road between the two 



112 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 



Page 284. 



poiuts to be givcu to Warreu Mitclicll in exchange for the 

one above described. 

In witness thereof the commissioners of highways of 

said town have hereto subscribed their names this 27th day 

of May A. D. 1839. 

James M. Onderdoxk 
Henry Allen 
Thomas H. Townsend. 

The above order of commissioners of highways examined 
and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk 



Whereas the heirs of Samuel Willis late of Xorth Hemp- 
stead deceased, are desirous of having a passage or right of 
way to a piece of wood land belonging to them, situated to 
the west of land belonging to Rebecca Hawxhurst, and she 
consenting to the laying out of the said road through her 
land, It is hereby agreed by the Commissioners of highways 
of this town of North Hempstead, that the said private 
road to the said woods shall run as follows, Viz., Begin- 
ning at the pond adjoining the road leading from Cow 
Neck to Hempstead, which poud is a few rods only south 
of Rebecca Hawxhurst's house on the west side of said 
road, and running from said pond to the Southeast corner 
of the said woodland as the path now is, and they to have the 
priveledge, together with Rebecca Hawxhurst of using it, 
the road to be one rod wide, and Rebecca Hawxhurst the 
owner of the land through which the road passes, to have 

Page 285. 

the privelege of putting and keeping two pair of bars upon 
said way forever, and the said heirs of Samuel "Willis nipon 
passing and repassing the said road, are at all times to keep 
up the said bars agreeable to the wishes of said Rebecca 
Hawxhurst, and in consideration of the privelege of said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 113 

road tlie said heirs of Samuel AVillis do agree to al)ide by 
the decision of the Commissioners of highways of this town ; 
and the said Commissioners having met and duly considered 
the same, do determine and estimate the damage of said 
road at Sixty dollars, to l)e paid to said Rebecca Hawx- 
hurst, upon the receij^t of which she is to grant them a free 
passage agreeable to the above record. 

Done at North Hempstead this 11th of June 1839. 

James M. Ondeedonk 
Henry Allen 
Thomas H. Townsend 
Commissioners of highways of North Hempstead. 



Page 286. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highwaj-s of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at the 
house of the late Jakemiah Allen in the said town on the 
twenty second day of July One thousand eight hundred and 
thirty nine, all the said Commissioners having been duly 
notified to attend the said meeting for the purpose of delib- 
erating on the subject matter of this order, it is ordered and 
determined by the said Commissioners, upon the applica- 
tion and by the consent of the heirs of Jakemiah Allen, 
Alfed Mott, James W. Mott, Whitehead Hewlett and Daniel 
E. Smith, through whose lands the alteration hereafter 
described is to be made, that the bridle way leading from 
the house of the heirs of the late Jakemiah Allen, to the 
house of the said Daniel E. Smith in said town, be altered 
according to the following survey, which the Commissioners 
have caused to be made thereof as follows, to wit.. The line 
of the alteration is to begin at the road which runs in front 
of the house of the late Jakemiah Allen at the corner of the 
fence on the North side of said road, and running North 
thirty two and one quarter degrees west, Four chains four- 
teen links to the Northeast corner of the granary, thence 



114 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

North forty six degrees Avest, one cliain tifty two links to 
the Northeast corner of the Barn, the liridle way being on 
the east side of said line, (an offset of twenty eight feet east 
of said Barn being taken), from thence North forty eight 
and one quarter degree west, One chain and fifty two 
links, thence North thirty three and one half degrees west, 
thirty nine chains sixty four links, thence North thirty two 
and one half degrees west, Fifteen chains forty eight links 
the bridle way being on the Avest side of said line, thence 
North Forty and one half degrees east. Eight chains forty 
eight links, thence North forty degrees east. Five chains, 

Page 287. 

the bridle way being on the North of said line, thence 
North fifty five degrees west, Eight chains fifty five links 
thence ISl^orth fifty six degrees west. Nineteen chains ninety 
seven links, the bridle way being on the west side of said 
line, thence North forty three and three fourths degrees 
east. Eight chains thirty one links, North forty five degrees 
east. Four chains seventy five links, thence North forty three 
degrees east, Seven chains, thence North forty three and 
one half degrees east. Three chains fifty links, thence North 
fift}' three and one fourth degrees east, Three chains sixt)' 
five links, thence North twenty four degrees east, Two chains 
to the beach in front of the house of said Daniel E. Smith, 
the bridle way being on the North of said line. 

In witness whereof the Commissioners of highways of 
said town, have hereto subscribed their names this tAventy 
sixth day of July in the year One thousand eight hundred 
and thirty nine. 

Henry Allen } Commissioners 

Thomas H. Townsend j» of Highways. 

The above order of commissioners of highways compared 
with the Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



hempstead town records. il5 

PaCxE 288. 

At a nieetinff of the Commissioners of highways of tlie 
Town of North Hempstead in County of Queens at the 
house of Thomas H. Townsend in the said toAvn on the 
twenty nintli day of July in the year One thousand eight 
hundred and thirty nine, all the said Commissioners having 
been duly notilied to attend the said meeting for the pur- 
pose of deliberating on the subject matter of this order, it 
is ordered and determined by the said commissioners upon 
the application and by the consent of John Appleby, 
through whose land the alteration hereafter described is to 
l)e made, that the highway leading from Applebys landing 
on the east side of Cow Neck, to the road that leads across 
the head of Cow Neck, be altered in the following manner, 
to wit. Beginning at a certain tree standing by the shore, 
and running a straight course untill it strikes the fence on 
the east side of said road a few rods above the house stand- 
ing near said landing, the road being on the west side of 
said line instead of the circutous course of the present road 
in the rear of said house, the distance altered being about 
twenty seven rods of said road, and that the said alteration 
be of the width of the rest of the road. 

In witness whereof the Commissioners of highways of 
said town, have hereto suliscribed their names this twelfth 
day of September 18311. 

Henry Allen 
Thomas H. Townsend 
James M. Onderdonk. 

The above order of Commissioners of highways com- 
pared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketch am. Town Clerk. 



Page 289. 

In consideration of one dollar to us already paid by 
Rogers Lawrence, and for other good causes and consid- 



IIG HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

erations us hereunto mo^-ing, we Warren Mitchell of Cow- 
Neck, in the town of North Hempstead, Count}- of Queens, 
and State of New York, and Catharine his wife. Do grant, 
bargain, sell, release and convey to said Roger Lawrence, 
his heirs and assigns forever, a certain right and privilege 
of ingress, egress and regress, and of passage over and upon 
my land, to and from the house and lot belonging to said 
Rogers, situate near my present dwelling house, to and from 
the highway or new road now about to be confirmed as a 
highAvay by the Commissioners of highways of the town of 
Noiih Hempstead, with teams, horses, carts, carriages and 
on foot, unmolested, for the use of the occupants of said 
premises and their friends, neighbors and visitors. The 
said right of way is to be over and upon the ground north 
of said Rogers dwelling house, which is now occupied by 
me as a road or passage way to my fields, and which leads 
to the Mill dam, Rogers is to keep up, and keep shut at all 
times, a good easy swing gate hanging where the gate now 
hangs, to be sufiiciently tight and well made to stop horses 
cattle, sheep, pigs and geese, and to keep good and suffi- 
cient fastenings attached to said gate, and to keep a good 
and sufficient bridge over the drain by said gate suitable 
for the passage of all kinds of loaded carriages : Rogers is 
also to keep the drain as far as covered by the bridge, well 
cleaned out of sufficient depth to let the water run freely 
from the eastward, Rogers is to have tl e gate and bridge 
that are now in use on said road or way. But if said Roger 
Lawrence, his heirs and assigns, shall at any time hereafter 
fail to keep said gate and bridge in good order and repair, 
as is above provided or omit to keep the drain as far as cov- 

Page 290. 

ered by the bridge, in like good order as above specified, 
then and in such case, and during the time of such failure 
or omission, it is understood and agreed that it shall not be 
lawful for him or them to use said road or way as above 
provided; And if said Roger should sufler or permit such 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 117 

bridge or gate to get out of repair, and shall not cause the 
same to be put in good order and condition as above de- 
scribed, within a reasonable time after being notified by me 
that they are out of order, then and in such case the said 
Eoger Lawrence, his heirs and assigns and all or any other 
persons claiming a right to pass or repass over and upon 
said road or way shall be forever thereafter barred and ex- 
cluded from passing to and from said dwelling house of said 
Eoger Lawrence over and upon the premises above de- 
scribed in the manner above described. 

In witness whereof the said Warren Mitchell and Cath- 
arine his wife, have hereunto set their hands and affixed 
their seals at the town of North Hempstead this thirtieth 
day of May in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight 
hundred and thirty nine. 

Witness by Warren Mitchell (S) 

H. G. Onderdonk. Catharine Mitchell (S) 

Queens County s. s. On the twentieth day of June in 
the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and 
thirty nine, before me came Warren Mitchell, and on the 
fifteenth day of July in the same year, before me came 
Catharine Mitchell the wife of said Warren Mitchell, both 
of whom were known to me to be the individuals described 
in and who executed the foregoing instrument or convey- 

Page 291. 

ance, and they acknowledge that they executed the same, 
and the said Catharine on a private examination, separate 
and apart from her said husband, did acknowledge that she 
executed the same freely and without compulsion, fear, or 
♦threats of or from her said husband. 
All which I accordingly certify 

Horatio G. Onderdonk. 
Judge of Queeus County Courts. 

The above compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



118 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

At a meeting of the Coinmissiouers of liiglnvays for North 
Hempstead, to take into consideration the propriety of di- 
viding road district No. 18, it was unanimoush- agreed that 
said district, by its great length, is attended with great in- 
convenience to work and keep in order, and if divided, 
people can more conveniently assemble to work, and much 
time be saved. Therefore it is resolved, that a new district 
be formed out of said district No. 18 as follows, No. 24 
commencing at what is called the round hill nearly opposite 
Searing Carpenter's house, running south till it reaches the 
old division road at Haviland place, and commencing on the 
w^est, where the road forms a juncture with the Herricks 
road, running from thence east uutill it passes John Mow- 
bray's house 6 rods, also commencing at what is called the 
big hill west of the late Samuel Searings house, which is the 
west boundary of the old,, from thence running east till it 
reaches the main road to Hempstead harbor, that is directly 
opposite the house occupied hj Mr. Chasler, the said dis- 
trict having within its bounds the farms t)f Mr. Chasler, 
Widow "Willis, AVilliaiu Willis, John Mo.wbray, John A. 

Page 292. 

Searing, Smith Thome, Hallett Cornwell, John Armstrong' 
Hiram Weeks and all other persons not here named, who 
may reside AN-ithin the bounds of the district as above de- 
scribed, by order of 

James M. Oxderdo'nk } Commissioners 
Thomas H. Towxsend. ^ of Highways. 

North Hempstead 

March 10th 1840. 

The preceeding order compared with the original and en- 
tered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



At the annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on Tuesday the 7th day of April 1840. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIIDS. 119 

It is ordered l)y laajor vote that the next Himual town 
meeting for said town, l)e held at John R. Schenck's at 
Hempstead harbor. 

The folIoAving persons were elected town officers for the 
ensuing year. Viz., 

John Willis Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town (Uerk. 

Benjamin Albertson, Jolm Cornwell, Hiram Allen, Leon- 
ard A. Seaman Assessors. 

Peter H. Layton, James M. Onderdouk, Henry Allen 
Commissioners of highways. 

Page 2'.):]. ' 

George B. Purdy, Daniel Kissam, George H. Horsefteld 
Commissioners of Schools. 

William L. Mitchell, John A. Searing, Samuel Tredwell 
Inspectors of Schools. 

William Skidmore, George W. Valentine Overseers of the 
poor. 

Robert Mitchell Constable and Collector. 
Robert Seaman Constable. 

At the aforesaid town meeting Samuel L. Hewlett was 
elected Justice of the peace for the term of four years from 
the first day of January next ensuing. (1811). 

The following persons were elected Overseers of highways. 

Silvauus S. Smith No. 1. 

James Skidmore 2. 

Jacob Schenck 3. 

Benjamin Hicks 4. 

George D. Ketcham 5. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

James R. Burtis 8. 

Leonard Mott •'. 

Samuel L. Hewlett 10. 

James Losee 11- 



120 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Joliu Tattersou 12. 

Hemy M. Thome.. 13. 

Leonard A. Seaman 14. 

Charles Denton 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Daniel Brinkerhoff. 17. 

Leonard M. Lajton 18. 

Hicks Albertson 19. 

Eoljert Titus 20. 

William T. Cock 21. 

Ephraim C. Hawxlmrst . . . 22. 

Miles Oakley 23. 

Valentine Willis 21. 

Page 294. . 
At the aforesaid town meeting Siniijleton Mitchell and 
Benjamin Albertson were elected Trustees of the "Jones 
fund for the support of the poor" for the terin of two years. 

The above minutes of tow^u meeting entered 

Bj George D. Ketch am, 

Town Clerk. 

The undersigned Commissioners of hiu;hways of the town 
of North Hempstead, haying met and deliberated on the 
subject embraced in this order, Do hereby order that road 
district No. 5, shall include the road from the corner in 
front of Joseph S. Motts store to the line between Heur^- 
Onderdouk, and the late William Smith's land, and the road 
from Eichard 1\. Smith's to the bridge nigh Henry Morrells, 
and the Inhabitants adjoining said road, Yiz, Joseph S. 
Mott, Benjamin Leek, Joseph Leek, Charles Coles, William 
Coles, Eichard E. Smith and all other the Inhabitants liable 
to work on the highway residing as aforesaid. 

In witness whereof we liaye hereto subscribed our hands 
this 19th day of May 1840. 

Henry Allen 
James M. Onderdonk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 121 

The above order of Commissioner compared with the 
original and entered By 

George D. Ketcham, 

Town Clerk. 



Page 295. 

At a special town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead, pursuant to legal notice, at James Allen's 
Inn on Saturday the twenty third day of January 1841, for 
the purpose of deliberating in regard to the institution or 
defence of a suit and the raising of monies therefor as speci- 
fied in the application for, and the notice of such meeting. 

Present John A. Searing and Elias B. Higbie Justices of 
the peace presiding George D. Ketcham Clerk. 

It was resolved that this meeting adjourn to Monday the 
twenty fifth instant at nine O'clock in the morning at this 
place. 

John A. Searing 

Justice of the peace. 

George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 



At a Special town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead pursuant, to legal notice an adjournment 
at the Inn of James Allen, on Monday the twenty fifth day 
of January 1841. 

Present John A. Searing, Justice of the peace, presiding, 

George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 

The following preamble and resolution was submitted to 
the meeting. 

'•Whereas at a meeting of certain persons claiming to be 
a board of town auditors, held some time during the month 
of October 1840, the sum of $3.264.f^j2_ ^as audited and al- 
lowed by said persons to Isaac E. Haviland, and a certifi- 
cate thereof was afterwards laid before the board of Super- 



122 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

visors of Queens County, and Ijy them the said sum (;f 
$3.2(U.-f(yV was (or purported to be) caused to be levied and 
raised uj)on said town. And whereas, such proceedings 
have been had that the collector of taxes of said town is 
now proceeding to collect said money. And whereas, the 

Page 296. 

petJpiu of this town have found upon examining into said 
matter, that the said sum of $3.264.y2-2_ is intended to be 
paid to Samuel Wanser of the town of Oysterbay and to 
Joseph Post, Samuel L. Hewlett and others for the costs of 
suit between those persons and Thomas Pearsall. And 
whereas, this town did never authorise the institution or 
defence of such suits with said Pearsall, nor ever authorise 
said Haviland or any others to expend its monies for such 
purpose, and Avhereas, said charge is illegal, unjust, exorbi- 
tant oppressive to the people of this town, therefore, 

Resolved, That a committee consisting of James H. Skid- 
more, John Woolley, William L. Baxter, Horatio G. Onder- 
donk and John S. Burtis, be and they are hereby ai)pointed 
to proceed on behalf of the town of North Hempstead, and 
in its corporate capacity if necessary, to take such steps 
and measures as the}' may deem necessary, to prevent the 
payment of $3.264:.y-yL to the collector of taxes of this town, 
and to prevent the paying over said money or any portion 
thereof to Isaac E. Haviland, or to any person for him, 
And to institute or defend or both, any suits which they 
may deem necessary in the premises, and conducive to the 
interests of this town, and take all measures as they deem 
necessary to vacate or annull and set aside all proceedings 
which have been taken for the auditing, allowing or paying 
of every amount of money claimed by said Isaac E. Havi- 
land of this town. And that five hundred dollars be appro- 
priated for the purpose of paying the expenses of said pro- 
ceedings." 

Page 297. 

The preceding resolution was rejected b}^ the meeting 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 123 

by the l'ullo\viii<^- vote, ayes 133, noes '217. On motion it 
was resolved that this meeting adjourn sinne die. 

John A. Searing 
George D. Ketcham, Justice of peace. 

Clerk. 

The above proceeding of special town meeting coni])ared 
with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, town Clerk. 



An Earthquake felt very sensibly on Long Island on the 
25tli of January 1841, about ^ past 3 O'Clocke in the morn- 
ing-. 



At the Annual town meeting held in North Hempstead 
on Tuesday the 6th day of April IvSll, present John A. 
Searing and Elias B. Higbie, Justices of the peace, pre- 
siding. George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 

The re})ort of the trustees of the "Jones fund for the sup- 
port of the poor of the towns of North Hempstead & 
Oysterbay," was produced and read to the meeting, it was 
then, 

Resolveel. That the overseers of the poor be directed to 
pay over to the Trustees of the Jones fund for the sui)port 
of the ])oor, the sum of two hundred dollars, which is now 
in their hands belonging to the town. 

Resolved. That the fees of town officers for services, be 
fixed at one dollar per day. 

Resolved, that Joseph Onderdonk be directed to remove 
the bTiildings erected by him on the public landing (called 
Bedells landing), forthwith. (Resinded) 

Resolved, that the people of Hempstead harbour shall 
not cut the grass growing on the public marsh at Hemp- 
stead harbor, before the lOtli day of September next. 



124 hempstead town recoeds, 

Page 298. 

Resolved, that the following persons be appointed Over- 
seers of highways for the ensuing year. Viz., 

William M. Smith Xo. 1. 

Henry Allen 2. 

John Woolley 3. 

Eiehard K. Allen 4. 

George D. Ketcham 5. 

Singleton Mitchell 7. 

James R. Burtis 8. 

Leonard Mott 9. 

Samuel L. Hewlett 10. 

James Losee 11. 

John C. Mott 12. 

Henry M. Thorne 13. 

Leonard A. Seaman 14. 

Charles Denton 15. 

George Duryea 16. 

Martin Schenck 17. 

Henry S. Layton 18, 

Hicks Albeitson 19. 

Samuel Burt 20. 

John Willis 21. 

William Titus 22. 

Hewlett Corn well 23. 

Valentine Willis 24. 

Resolved, that the resolution relative to Joseph Onder- 
donk's removing the buildings erected by him on the public 
landing be rescinded. 

Resolved, that the resolution relative to mowing the grass 
on the public marsh at Hempstead harbor be rescinded. 

The following persons were elected town officers for the 
ensuing year. Viz., 

John Willis Supervisor. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 125 

John A. Searing and Warren Mitchell Justices of the 
peace. 

Robert Mitchell Constable and Collector. 

John C. Mott and Robert Seaman Constables. 

Page 299. 
Benjamin Albertson, Joseph L. Hewlett Ju'r, Leonard 
A. Seaman and William Skid more assessors. 

Henry Allen, Joseph L. Hewlett Jun'r and Peter H. Lay- 
ton Commissioners of highways. 

George H. Horsfield, Daniel Kissam Jun'r, Joseph S 
Mott Commissioners of common schools. 

William L. Mitchell, Ebenezer Close and John A. Sear- 
ing Lispectors of common schools. 
Alfred Browne pound master. 

Resolved, that the next annual town meeting be held at 
the Manhasset Hotel (head of Cow Neck). 

William Skidmore and Thomas H. Townsend Overseers 
of poor. 

Elias B. Higbie and John A. Searing Justices of the 
peace. 

George D. Ketcham Clerk. 

The above minutes of town meeting compared with the 
Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham^ Town Clerk. 

The following certificate was filed and recorded to aunuU 
the resolution, supposed by the clerk to have been passed 
at the last annual town meeting, relative to the place of 
holding the next annual town meeting, recorded as adopted 
by said town meeting. 

North Hempstead March 10th 1842. 
We the undersigned, Justices of the peace of the town of 
North Hempstead, cannot agree as to the removal of the 
town meeting of said town from Hempstead Harbor to Man- 
hasset, which was acted upon at the last town meeting held 



126 hempstead town records. 

Page 300. 

in said town, therefore we request the clerk of said toAvu to 
act aeeordiiij]^ to law, made and provided in such cases. 

Elias B. Higbie 

John A. Hearing 

Justices of the peace. 

A true copy of the original 
Entered by 

George D. Ketch am Clk. 



At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at Her- 
ricks in the said town on the first day of April 1842, we the 
undersigned, two of the Commissioners of said town, having 
met and deliberated on the subject matter of this order, it 
is ordered and determined by us the said Commissioners, 
upon the application and by the consent of George Duryea, 
through whose lands the alteration hereafter descril)ed is to 
be made, that the highway leading from Hempstead to Cow 
Neck in said town, be altered in manner as follows, To wit 
Beginning where the North side road comes into the above 
said road by a certain stake, and running from thence as 
the stakes now stand, untill it does come to Herricks Pond, 
said stakes to be the eastern boundary line of said road 
through the land of George Duryea, and that the said al- 
texation be of the width of four rods to the west of said 
boundary. 

In witness whereof we the Commissioners aforesaid have 
hereto set our names this first day of April 1842. 

Peter H. Layton 
Henry Allen. 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 127 

Page 301. 

At the aimuiil town meeting held iu North Hem])steii<l on 
the tifth day of April 1842. 

It was resolved, that the annual town meeting of said 
town be held alternately at Manhasset and Hempstead har- 
bor. The next annual town meetinsf to be held at the Man- 
hasset hotel the first Tuesday of April 1843. 

Resolved, that two constables only be elected in said 
town at the present town meeting. 

Resolved, that the sum of one hundred dollars be raised 
in the town the present year to pay the keeper of the "Jones 
Institute". 

Resolved, that the following named persons be elected 
Overseers of Highways the present year. Viz., 

A\ illiam M. Smith for district No. 1. Henry Allen No. 2. 
Jacob R. Schenck No. 3. William Remsen No. 4. George 
D. Ketcham No. 5. Daniel Willets No. 7. James R. Bur- 
tis No. 8. Leonard Mott No. 9. Samuel L. Hewlett No. 
10. James Losee No. 11. John C. Mott No. 12. Henry 
M. Thorne No. 18. Leonard A. Seaman No. 14. Henry 
W. Piatt No. 15. George H. Horsefield No. 16. Martin 
Schenck No. 17. Henry S. Lay ton No. 18. Richard Hew- 
lett No. 19. Samuel Burt No'. 20. Samuel R. Titus No. 
21. William Titus No. 22. John H. Corn well No. 23. 
Valentine Willis for district No. 24. 

At the aforesaid town meetinij; Alfred T. Browne was 
elected to the office of pound master. 

Resolved, that cattle and horses be permitted to run at 
large on the highways to and from the common lands. 

At the aforesaid town meeting the following town officers 
were elected Viz., 

Page 302. 

John Willis Supervisor. 
George D. Ketcham town clerk. 



128 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

Elias B. Higbie Justice of the peace. 

Singleton Mitcbell and John K. Sclienck Trustees of the 
"Jones fund for the support of the poor". 

George W. Valentine, William Skidinore, Leonard A. 
Seaman and Joseph L. Hewlett Jun Assessors. 

William Skidmore, George AY. Valentine Overseers of 
the poor. 

Henrj Allen Joseph L. Hewlett Jun and Charles Post 
Commissioners of highways. 

Daniel Kissam Jun, Joseph S. Mott, George H. Horsfield 
Commissioners of common schools. 

John A. Searing, Wilham L. Mitchell Inspectors of com- 
mon schools. 

John C. Mott Constable and Collector. 

Richard Valentine Jun Constable. 

John A. Searing ) Justices of 
Warren Mitchell ) the peace. 

George D. Ketch am, Clerk. 

The above minutes and proceedings of town meeting 
Entered by 

George D. Ketch am, 

Town Clerk. 



Page 303. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens at the 
house of Ann E. Cairns in the said town, on the seventh 
day of May, all the Commissioners having met and deliber- 
ated on the subject embraced in this order, It is ordered 
and determined by the said Commissioners upon the appli- 
cation and by the consent of the said Ann E. Cairns, through 
whose lands the alteration hereafter described is to be 
made, that the highway leading from the northwest corner 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORt)S, 129 

of the Pear Orchard rnmiing N. 6 E. 9 chains 62 links, thence 
N. 20. E. 3 chains 66 links^ thence N. 38 E. 13 chains 86 
links to the northwest corner of Daniel Mudges land, 3 rods 
wide on the west side of said line. Also beginning at the 
south corner of Thomas Pearsall's store house running 
north 72 degrees west to highwater mark on Hempstead 
harbor, 3 rods wide on the st)uth side of said line. 

The alteration to be made is on that part of said road 
leading from Pearsall's store house to the Harbor. Thus 
beginning 3 rods to the south of said line, and running par- 
elel with the pond fence of the said Ann E. Cairns to the 
said Harbor, the said road being three rods to the south of 
said parelel line. 

In witness whereof the Commissioners of highways of 
said town, have hereto subscribed their names this seventh 
day of May in the year Eighteen hundred and forty tAvo. 

Henry Allen ) Commissioners 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun > of 

Charles Post. ) Highways. 

The above compared with the original order and entered 
bv 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 304. 

Whereas a highway was laid out on the twenty ninth day 
of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty by 
Singleton Mitchell and others, Commissioners of highways 
of the town of North Hempstead, and recorded in the rec- 
ords of said town Book "A" page 238. as follows, Begin- 
ning at a large walnut tree, standing at the corner of the 
road leading northerly to Jacob S. Motts house, from the 
highway that runs from Pearsall's lauding to Musquetoe 
Cove road, and running North ten degrees east, fourteen 
chains and twenty four links, three rods wide on the east 
side of said line, thence running south seventy nine degrees 
east to the Oysterbay line, three rods north of a chestnut 



130 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEC0RD8. 

tree standiug near a large heap of stones, three rods wide 
on the north of said line. 

We the subscribers, commissioners of the town aforesaid, 
having met on the fourth day of June One thousand eight 
hundred and forty two, and examined the above described 
road, find that it is inconvenient for public use, have agreed, 
and do agree, to alter a part of said highway as follows. 
Beginning at the northwest corner of Mudge's lot by the 
highway leading to Westbury from Titus' and Weeks' lum- 
ber yard, and running south eighty two degrees easttweuty 
chains, thence south eighty and half degrees east to the 
Oysterbay line, said highway to be and lay open three rods 
wide on the north of said line, in lieu and exchange for that 
part of the highway above described as running south sev- 
enty nine degrees east to the Oysterbay line. 

In witness whereof we have hereto .placed our hands this 
fourth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty 
two. 

Henry Allen ) Commissioners 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun of 

Charles Post ) highways. 

Compared and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 305. 

We the subscribers (all the Commissioners being duly 
notified to attend said meeting), commissioners of highways 
of the town of North Hempstead in Queens County, having 
met pursuant to notice did regulate a highway at the head 
of Cow Bay on the Great Neck side as follows — Beginning 
forty two links east of a certain white oak tree, standing 
nigh the northeast corner of Daniel T. Smith's woodland, 
and running north fifteen degrees west, to Henr}' Onder- 
donks line fence (formerly Abraham Scheucks), thence east- 
wardly along said line fence to the main creek, and from the 
above mentioned starting point running south twenty seven 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. ISl 

degrees east, two chains and sixty six links to opposite the 
highway leading across the creek to Cow Neck, said high- 
way to be ten rods wide on the east and south sides of said 
line, (agreeable to a record made and recorded the 24th day 
of October 1818 by Singleton Mitchell and others, Commis- 
sioners of highways of said town) thence south twenty one 
degrees east, to a rock in the fence opposite Richard K. 
Smith's house one chain and seventy six links, the road 
being three rods wide on the east side of said line. 

We have also regulated the highway laid out by Singleton 
Mitchell, Jackson S. Towmseud and George D. Ketcham, 
on the ninth day of June 1828 — Beginning forty two links 
east of the aforesaid white oak tree, and running north forty 
nine degrees west, to an ash tree, standing adjoining the land 
of Henry Onderdonk (formerly Jacob Schenck's), the road 
being three rods wide on the east of said line. 

In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands this 
sixth day of June in the year eighteen hundred and forty 
two. 

Henry Allen 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun 

Compared with the original and entered 

By George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 306. 

At a meeting of the commissioners of highwa3\s of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens at the 
house of AVhitehead Hewlett in the said town on the nine- 
teenth day of September 1842. All the said Commissioners 
having been duly notified to attend the said meeting for the 
purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of this order. 
It is ordered and determined by the said Commissioners 
that so much of the exchanged Bridle way from the house 
of William M. Smith to the line fence between Whitehead 
Hewlett and Daniel E. Smith be annexed to road district 
No. 1, and from said line fence to the house of Jakemiah 



132 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Allen (lef^eased to be annexed to district No. 2, to be Avork- 
ed and kept in repair by the Inhabitants of said districts. 

In witness whereof the commissioners of highways of said 
town, have hereto subscribed their names this nineteenth 
day of September Eighteen hundred and forty two. 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun 
Charles Post 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 307. 

At the annual town meeting held in North Hempstead on 
the first Tuesday of Aj^ril Eighteen hundred and forty three, 
present Richard Allen, Warren Mitchell and John A. Sear- 
ing Justices of the peace, presiding. 

The report of the "Trustees of the Jones fund for the 
support of the poor" was presented by Singleton 3Iitchell 
one of the said trustees, and read to the meeting. 

The town officers elected for the ensuing year are the 
folloAving Viz., 

For supervisor John Willis. 

For town clerk George D. Ketcham. 

For assessors Joseph L. Hewlett Jun'r, Leonard A. 
Seaman, George W. Valentine, William Skidmore. 

For commissioners of highways Henry Allen, Charles 
Post, Joseph L. Hewlett Jun, 

For Commissioners of Common schools George H. 
Horsfield, Joseph S. Mott, Robert H. Titus. 

For inspectors of common schools William L. Mitchell, 
John A. Searing. 

For Overseers of the poor William Skidmore, George 
W. Valentine. 

For Constable and Collector John C. Mott. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 133 

For Constable Richard Valentine Jur. 

For Inspectors of elections Daniel T. Smith, John S. 
Wood for district No. 1. Isaac E. Haviland, George W. 
Valentine for district No. 2. 

For pound master Daniel Brinkerhofi". 

For Justices of the peace Richard Allen for the term of 
four years from the first day of January 1844. Elias 
Lewis Jr for the unexpired term of three years from the 
first day of January 1844. 

For Overseers of highways. William M. Smith for dis- 
trict No. 1. William H. Allen for district No. 2. Caleb 

PaCxE 308. 
Smith for district No. 3. William Remseu for district No. 
4. George D. Ketcham for district No. 5. Charles W. Pear- 
sail for district No. 7. Andrew I. Hegeman for district No. 
8. Leonard Mott for district No. 9. Samuel L. Hewlett for 
district No. 10. George Allen for district No. 11. Obadiah 
W. Valentine for district No. 12. Stocker Wolley for dis- 
trict No. 13. Leonard A, Seaman for district No. 14. Henry 
W. Piatt for district No. 15. George H. Horsfield for dis- 
trict No. 16. Martin Schenck for district No. 17. Henry S. 
Layton for district No. 18. Thomas Albertson for district 
No. 19. Abraham Baily for district No. 20. Samuel R. 
Titus for district No. 21. William Titus for district No. 22. 
John H. Cornwell for district No. 23. Valentine Willis for 
district No. 24. 

Resolved that there be three trustees of common lands 
elected at this town meeting. 

Resolved, that the sum of one hundred dollars be raised 
on the town the present year, for the purpose of fencing 
public burying grounds. 

Resolved, that the overseers of the poor be authorized 
to receive the money to be raised for the purpose of fenc- 
ing the burial grounds and to superintend the erection of 
the fence as soon as they shall receive the money, and the 
titles to the said lands be delivered to them. 



134 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECORDS. 

Thoinus H. Townseiid, James W. Smith and Joseph T. 
Mott were elected trustees of common lands, for the ensu- 
ing year. 

Page 309. 

Kesolved, That the sum of twenty dollars be raised on 
the town the present year, and put into the hands of the 
commissioners of highways for the purpose of putting railing 
on such roads as are considered dangerous and unsafe to 
travellers. 

Resolved, That the sedge growing on the public marsh at 
Hempstead harbor shall not be cut before the second Tues- 
day of September next. 

Resolved, That the next annual town meeting for this 
town be held at the house of John R. Schenck at Hemp- 
stead Harbor. 

Warren Mitchell ) Justices of 
John A. Searing ) the peace. 

The above minutes and proceedings of town meeting 
Compared with the original and entered 

Bv George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



Page 310. 

We the Commissioners of highways of the town of North 
Hempstead in the county of Queens, having ascertained 
that the public highway in said town leading from Glen 
Cove to the Jericho turnpike, is encroached upon where it 
runs around a certain poud nigh the house of Charles 
Willis, by all his fence on tlie west side, except from a cer- 
tain gate in said fence south, and fi'om a certain bunch of 
quince bushes north, and on the east side by a wagon house 
and eleven lengths of fence north of said house. 

It is therefore ordered by the Commissioners of highways 
of said town of North liempstead, that the said encroach- 
ment aforesaid be removed, so that the road or highway be 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 135 

open and unobstructed, and of the breadth originally in- 
tended, which was four rods. 

Done at a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of 
the said town of North Hempstead, on the tirst day of July 
in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty three, 
all the said Commissioners having been notified to attend 
the said meeting for the purpose of deliberating on the sub- 
ject of this order. 

Henry Allen ) Commissioners 
Charles Post ^ of highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketch am, Town Clerk. 

Page 311. 

We, the undersigned. Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, do hereby agree with Charles 
Willets that he may keep up the fence and swinging gate 
adjoining the highway near his dwelling house, and enclos- 
ing from the said highway a public pond and watering 
place, which is part of an old highway, and which has 
always been used by the public, so long as the same gate 
and fence shall be so kept as not to interfere in any manner 
with the right of the public to the free use and enjoyment 
of the said watering place, and that the people of the neigh- 
borhood and the public, shall have the free use of the same 
by shutting the said gate, and furthermore that the public 
or neigbours shall not permit their cattle to remain around 
the said pond longer than may be consistent with the 
proper use of the said pond. 

As witness our hands this twelfth day of July in the year 

One thousand eight hundred and forty three. 

Henry Allen ^ Commissioners 
Charles Post ^ of highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk, 

Page 312. 
At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 



136 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

town of North Hempstead iu tlie county of Queens, at the 
house of James B. Pinkuey in the said town on the twenty 
third day of September in the year of Our Lord one thous- 
and eight hundred and forty three ; all the said Commis- 
sioners having met and deliberated on the subject matter 
of this order, upon the application of Smith Van Wycke, a 
resident in said town, and liable to be assessed to work on 
the highways therein, for the laying out of the highway 
hereafter described, and on the certilicate of twelve respect- 
able freeholders of said town, convened and duly sworn 
after due pulilic notice, as required by the statute, certify- 
ing that such highwa}" is necessary and projDer, and notice 
ill writing of at least three da3's having been given in due 
form of law to John Appleby, the only occupant of the 
lands through which the highway hereafter described is to 
run, objecting to the same. That the undersigned commis- 
sioners would meet at this time and place according to ad- 
journment of a former meeting, at which he was notifyed 
to attend according to law, (at which he was present), to 
decide on the application aforesaid, and the undersigned 
ha^4ng heard all reasons for and against laying out such 
highway, It is ordered, determined and certify ed, that a 
public highway shall be and the same hereby is laid out, 
pursuant to said application, whereof a survey hath been 
made, and the said survey is as follows, to wit. Beginning 
at a certain marked dogwood tree, standing in John Apple- 
by's land adjoining the North Hempstead and Flushing 
turnpike, and running south 7 degrees east, 1900 links to 
the Northwest corner of John Appleby's standing timber, 
then south 6f degrees east. 300 links, then south 9 degrees 
east. 200 links, then south 11^ degrees east. 400 links, then 

Page 313. 

south 12 degrees east. 300 links, then south 11 degrees 
east. 300 Hnks, then south 11|^ degrees east. 200 links, then 
south 7 degrees east. 131 links, then south 7^ degrees east. 
232 links, then south 29 degrees east. 222 links to George 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 137 

Duryea's land, then tlirongli said George Duryea's land 
south 8^ degrees east. 1070 links to David Williams' land, 
then through David AVilliams' land south 24f degrees east- 
655 links, then south 31^ degrees east. 140 links to Pear- 
sail's land, near the North end of Searingtown lane, then 
south 14f degrees east. 847 links, then south 9 degrees east- 
900 links, then south 2 degrees east. 580 links, then south 
5^ degrees east. 250 links, then sontli 3| degrees east. 554 
links, to opposite Van Wycks gate, then south 10^ degrees 
east. 287 links to a locust tree in Jacob Williams' land, 
then south 25 degrees east. 1000 links, then south 40^ de- 
grees east. 587 links to a poplar tree on the west side of 
Jacob Williams' gate, then continuing the same course 285 
links through the land of Austin AVilliams' estate, then 
south 12 degrees east. 700 links, then south 1^ degrees east- 
590 links, then south 11^ degrees east. 807 links, then south 
2 degrees east. 990 links to the North west corner of the 
door yard of Austin Williams' estate, then south 24^ de- 
grees west. 600 links, then south 12 degrees east. 572 links, 
then south 20^ degrees east. 372 links to the road, on the 
east side of Zebulon Searing's house, and the line of the 
said survey is on the east side of said highway, which is to 
be three rods wide. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners of highways 
have hereto subscribed their names this second day of 
October 1843. 

Henry Allen ) Commissioners 

Joseph L Hewlett J un ? of 

Charles Post ) highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 314. 

Whereas on the twenty second day of October, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty three, John Appleby of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, ap- 



138 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

pealed to Effiiif^ham W. La"\\Tence, Daniel Kissam aucl Isaac 
E. Havilaud, three of the Judges of the Court of Common 
Pleas of said county, from the order aud determiuation of 
the Commissioners of highways of said town, bearing date 
the third day of September Eighteen hundred and forty 
three, copys of which said appeal and order are hereunto an- 
nexed, And after the expiration of sixty days from the mak- 
ing said order and determination of the said Commission- 
ers of highways, the said Judges appointed the time and 
place of the hearing of the said appeal to be on the thirtieth 
day of November in the year eis;hteen hundred and forty 
three, at the house of James Pinkney in the said town, and 
caused written notice of said appeal, specifying therein that 
the said Judges would convene at the said time and place 
to hear the said appeal, to be served on the said Commis- 
sioners and upon John Appleb}-, an applicant for said order, 
at least eight days before the time and place of convening as 
aforesaid, in the manner prescribed aud directed by the 
statute in such cases made. And two of the said Judges 
convened at the time and place mentioned in the said notice, 
to hear the proofs and allegations, and such proceedings 
were thereupon had, but adjourned without going into ex- 
amination of said appeal, aud have met again to day, the 
fourteenth day of December eighteen hundred forty three, 
adjourned to the twenty third instant, and having heard the 
said proofs and allegations, aud adjourned to the twenty 
sixth instant, the said Judges thereupon adjudged and de- 
cided, and do adjudge, that the order and determination of 

Page 315. 

said Commissioners of highways aforesaid, be, and the 

same is, reversed. 

In witness whereof the said Judges have hereto set their 

hands this the 26th daj- of December 1843. 

Daniel Kissam Ji^''r 
Isaac E. Haviland 
Effixgham W. Lawrence 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 139 

To the Commissioners of liio;liways of the town of North 
Hempstead in the county of Queens. 

The undersigned freehoklers and inhabitants of the town 
of North Hempstead in Queens County, do hereby make 
apphcation to the commissioners of highways to h\y out a 
public highway, commencing at or near the gate leading to 
the house of Andrew Pearsall on Cow Neck, and running 
southerly until it intersects the highway near the dw^elling 
house of Israel Horsfield at Herricks in said town, believing 
that the public good requires the same to be laid out. 

Dated North Hempstead December 30tli 1843. 
WilliamHewlett Smith Van Wyck John A. Searing 
John C. Schenck Samuel L. Hewlett Samuel Armstrong 
Patrick Gibson Singleton Mitchell Jacob Williams 
Stimusom Powell Cha.rlesW. Pearsall W'm Willis 
Charles Denton Daniel Pearsall James M.Onderdonk 

Lewis S. Hewlett. 

Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 316. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens at the 
house of James B. Pinkney in said town, all the said commis- 
sioners having been duly notified to attend the said meeting 
for the purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of this 
order. It is hereby ordered that the application of the 
twelve freeholders under oath dated the 30th of December 
1843, for the laying out of the higliAvay therein mentioned, 
from Andrew Pearsall's gate a southerly course to Herricks 
near the dwelling house of Israel Horsfield, be, and the 
same here by is denied and refused. 

In witness whereof we have hereby subscribed our names 
this eighth day of January 1844. 

Henry Allen ') 

Charles Post \ Conmiissioners. 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun > 



140 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

To the Hon. Henry I. Hagner, Benjamin Rushmore and 
Effingham W. Lawrence, three of the Judges of the court of 
Common Pleas of the county of Queens. 

Conceiving myself aggrieved by the determination of the 
Commissioners of highways of the town of North Hemp'd 
in said county, contained in the order, of which a copy is 
hereto annexed, I do hereby ai:)peal to you therefrom. This 
appeal is brought to reverse the decision and determination 

Page 317. 
of said Commissioners, entirely on the ground of their re- 
fusing to lay out a highway both necessary and proper, but 
decline laying out such road on account of an appeal in a 
late case having been decided against them. 

Made and signed by me the eleventh day of January 1844 

Jacob Williams. 
Entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Whereas on the eleventh dav of January in the vear one 
thousand eight hundred and forty four, Jacob AVilliaras of 
the town of North Hempstead in Queens County, appealed 
to Henry I. Hagner, Effiagham W. Lawrence and Benja- 
min Bushmore, three of the Judges of the court of Common 
Pleas of said county, from the order and determination of 
the commissioners of highways of said town, beariug date 
the eighth day of Januarj' 1844, copy of which said appeal 
and order are hereto annexed. And the said Judges ap- 
pointed the time and place of the hearing of the said ap- 
peal to be on the twenty third day of January one thousand 
eight hundred and forty four at the Inn of James B. Pink- 
ney in the said town of North Hempstead, and caused 
written notice of the said appeal specifying therein that 
the said Judges would convene at the said time and place 

Page 318. 
to hear the said appeal, to be served on the said commis- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 141 

sioners, at least eight days before the time and place of con- 
vening as aforesaid, in the manner prescribed and directed 
by the statute in such case made. And the said Judges 
convened at the time and place mentioned in the said notice 
to hear the proofs and allegations of the parties at which 
time the said apjaellant and the said commissioners appear- 
ed, and such proceedings were thereupon had, that having 
heard the said proofs and allegations, the said Judges ad- 
journed to deliberate thereupon, and now at this day, to 
wit, the fourteenth day of February instant, the said Judges 
having again convened to deliberate upon the said proofs 
and allegations, do order, adjudge and decide, that the 
order and determination of the commissioners of highways 
aforesaid, be and the same is hereby reversed. And we do 
hereby further order, adjudge and determine, that a high- 
way be and the same is hereby laid out pursuant to the 
application of the said Jacob Williams and others, accord- 
ing to a survey thereof, which is hereunto annexed. And 
it is ordered and declared, that the line of the said survey 
is to be the east line of said highway, which is to be of the 
width of three rods. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 

names this fourteenth day of Februar}^ A. D. 1844. 

XT T TT \ Judges of the 

Henry I. Hagner J ^7 , « 

T> -r. f Court 01 

Benjamin Hushmore ) ^, ^, 

-r, TTT T I Common l^leas. 

Effingham W. Lawrence \ , .. ^< , 

/ 01 (Queens County 

Compared and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 

Page 319. 
This survey of a route for a highway was made January 
16th 1844, by Warren Mitchell, commencing at a point 
three rods and one foot east of the eastmost Elm tree 
standing near the gate east of the house now occupied by 
Andrew Pearsall, and running a Southwardly course through 
Searingtowr, until it intersects the highway in front of 



142 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Israel Horsfield's house at Henicks, whole distance three 
miles and one hundred rods, as follows, South 9^ West. 
780 links, thence South 16| West. 1400 Hnks, thence South 
'24J AVest. 533 links, thence South IGOO links to the North 
Hempstead and Flushing turnpike, thence South 7 East. 
1900 links, thence South 6f East. 300 links thence South 9 
East. 200 links, thence South 11| East. 400 links, thence 
South 1-2 East. 300 links, thence South 11 East. 300 links, 
thence South 11^ East. 200 links, thence South 7^ East. 
232 links, thence South 29 East. 222 links to George Dur- 
yea's land, thence Soiith 8^ East. 1070 links to David Wil- 
liams' land, thence South 24f East. 655 links, South 31^ 
East. 140 links to Pearsall's land at the north end of Sear- 
ingtown lane, thence South 14f East. 847 links, thence 
South 9 East. 900 links, thence South 2 East. 580 links, 
thence South 5^ East. 250 links, thence South 3^ East. 554 
links to opposite Yan Wycks gate, thence South 10^ East. 
287 links to a locust ti-ee in Jacob Williams' land, 
thence South 25 East. 1000 links, thence South 40^ East. 
587 links to a poplar tree by Jacob Williams' gate, thence 
South 401 East. 285 links, thence South 12 East. 700 
links, thence South 1^ East. 590 links, thence South 11^ 
East. 807 links, thence South 2 East. 990 links, thence 
South 24| West. 600 links, thence South 12 East. 572 

Page 320. 

links, thence South 20^ East. 372 links to Searingtowu 
road, thence South 8^ East. 167 links, thence South 20 
East. 600 links, thence South 11^ East. 1521 links to Israel 
Horsfield's land, thence South 7^ West. 1084 links, thence 
South 811- ^Vest. 370 links, thence South 64i West. 500 
links, thence South 43^ West. 500 links, thence South 13^ 
West. 720 links, thence South 36 West. 223 links, thence 
North 88 West. 520 links, thence South 7 West, to the 
highway in front of Israel Horsfield's house. 

The above survey compared and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 143 

Queens County s. s. We the subscribers being free- 
holders residing in the town of Hempstead in the said 
County, and being the Jury drawn and sworn to assess the 
damages sustained by Samuel L. Hewlett, Lewis S. Hew- 
lett, John Appleby, Susan Williams, Pliebe Searing, Zebu- 
Ion Searing, Esther Searing, Israel Horsfield, George Hors- 
field, Richard Horstield, Thomas Horsfield and Freelove 
Jane Horsfield, by the laying out a highway in the town 
of North Hempstead in said county through their lands, do 
assess said damages as follows. Viz. to Samuel L. Hew- 
lett seventy six dollars, to Lewis S. Hewdett one hundred 
and fifty dollars, to John Appleby one hundred and seventy 
five dollars, to Phebe, Zebulon and Esther Searing one 
hundred and thirty five dollars, to Susan Williams thirty 
five dollars, to Israel, George, Eichard, Thomas and Free- 
love Jane Horsfield one hundred and twenty five dollars. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names the 28th of March 1844. 

Henry Walters Samuel Dorlon 

William Cornwell Stephen C. Bedell 

John H. Hentz Henry Hentz. 

Queens County s. s. I Warren Mitchell a Justice of the 
peace of the town of North Hempstead in said county, do 
certify that the above is the verdict of the Jury drawn and 
sworn by me to assess the damages sustained by Samuel 
L. Hewlett, Lewis S. Hewlett, John Appleby, Susan Wil- 
liams, Phebe, Zebulon, and Esther Searing, Israel, George, 
Richard, Thomas and Freelove Jane Horsfield, by the lay- 
ing the highway mentioned in their verdict. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name 
the 28th day of March 1844. 

Warren Mitchell 
Justice of the peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham, Town Clerk. 



144 hempstead town records. 

Page 321. 
EAR MARKS. 



Marks Entered by Johu Sclienck, Town Clerk, Begiuuing 
January 1784. 

Benjamin Hicks, Son of Silas, a hole in Eacli Ear and 
Half penny iinder Side tlie off, the Mark his father formerly 
gave. 

Cornelus Polhemns a hole in the near ear and Half penny 
nnder Side the off ear. 

May 1784. 

Benjamin Tredwell, son of Dr. Tredwell, a Latch fore 
side the Near Ear and a Slope nnder Side the off Ear. 

Abraham Schenck a hole in the off Ear and half penny 
fore side the near Ear. 

John Carman, Son of Cap'n Samuel, a swallow fork the 
off Ear and Latch & Nick under the Near Ear. 

Benjamin Carman, Son of Cap't Sam'l, Swallow fork the 
off Ear <fe Nick under the Near Ear. 

February 1785. 

Silas "Willis a Swallow fork the off Ear and a Half penny 
under Side the Same and A nick under Side the Near Ear. 

John Schenck A swallow fork on the Near Ear 

The Above mark of Roelof Schenck is enter'd to Abra- 
ham Van Nostrand 

April 

Peter Titas Jun'r, Son of Richard, A Latch fore side the 
off Ear & Halfpenny under Side the Same. 

July. 

Newberry Devenport Jun'r, Son of Sam'l, A Hole in the 
near Ear & Slipe fore Side the Same And Halfpenny fore 
Side the off". 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 145 

August, 

Cap't Philip Valentine a Latch fore Side the Near Ear & 
two Nicks under Side the (iff Ear. 

October. 

Henry Hawkshurst A Crop the near Ear a Nick under 
the Same & Latch fore Side the oft' Ear. 

May 1786. 

Doctor Charles Mitchell A Cropp of Each Ear and a hole 
in the oft' Ear. 

William Brittle A Halfpenny fore Side the oft Ear. 

1787. 

Benjamin Piatt A Cropp on the off Ear A Latch fore side 
of the Near Ear and a Halfpenny under Side the near Ear. 

April. 

William Townsend, Son of Thomas, A Latch fore Side 
the near Ear, and a Slit under side the ^'ame, and a Cropp 
on the off Ear. 

April. 

John Townsend Ju'r, Son of Thomas, a Latch fore side 
the near Ear, and a Slitt under Side the Same, and a Latch 
fore side the oft' Ear. 

May. 

Hendrick Haguer Crop the oft' Ear, and halfpenny under 
Side the near Ear. 

William Williams a Latch and Nick under side the near 
Ear, and halfpenny fore side the Same. 

Daniel Willis a Swallow fork the oft' Ear, and halfpenny 
under Side the same. 
March 1788. 

John Williams Seaman A hole in the Near Ear, and Half- 
penny under side the Same. 



146 HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Samuel Clowes Esqr A Hole in the off Eur, aud two 
Halfpeuuys uudersiJe the Same. 

April. 

Joseph Deutoii, Son of Samuel, Cropp the off Ear two 
Slits in the Crop, and halfpenny under Side the near. 

June. 

Ephraim Ludlam Cropp the off Ear & two Nicks the fore 
side the Near Ear. 

James Place, Son of Thomas, a Slipe the fore side the 
Near Ear & halfpenny under Side the Same, Slipe the under 
Side the off" Ear & halfpenny fore side theSame. 

William Cornwell Esqr Cropp the off' Ear & two halfpeunys 
under Side the Near Ear. 

Jacob Marvin Latch Under Side of Each Ears. 

Valentine Williams Latch and halfpenny under Side the 
near Ear, Swallow fork the off Ear, and halfpenny fore 
Side the Same. 

May 16th, 1789. 

John and Obadiah Townsend, Sons of Thomas, Latch 
fore side the near Ear, and a Slit under the Same, and 
Halfpenny fore side the off Ear. 

Samuel Stringham Swallow Fork the off Ear, and Half- 
penny fore Side the Same. 

Willet Lawrence Cropp on Each Ear, and a hole in Each. 

Page 322. 

June 1789. 

David Van Dewater Cropp the Near Ear, and Halfpenny 
in the crop. 

William Ellison Cropp the off Ear, and halfpenny fore 
side the same, and a Latch fore side the Near. 

John Barton Cropp the Near Ear, and Halfpenny fore side 
the off' Ear. 



fiEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 147 

March, 1790. 

Jacob Striugliam A Nick under Side of Each Ear. 

Daniel Toffey A Cropp the Near Ear, and A Nick Upper 
Side the off Ear. 

Emry Hewlet Slipe nuder Side the off Ear Slitt in the 
Near half Flower deluce foi-e Side the near Ear. 

Daniel Willets Halfpenny Fore side the off' Ear, and Nick 
under Side the Same. 

William Hicks a Swallow fork on the off' Ear. 

May 1791. 

Stephen Tjawrence, of Flushing, A Square Swallow fork 
or U in the Near Ear. 

Daniel Lake Latch fore side the Near Ear, and Two 
Nicks between the Latch and the head on the Same Side 
of the Ear. 

June. 

William Willets Cropp on the near Ear, and halfpenny 
fore Side the Same, and a Nick Under Side the Same. 

Robert Willets a nick fore side the near Ear, and half- 
penny underside the Same. 

Thomas W-^oolley a Halfpenny on Each side the off" Ear. 

Abraham Rapelye A Crop the off Ear, and two Nicks 
Under Side the Same, and A Nick under Side the Near 
Ear. 

Jacob Baldwin A Slit in the Near Ear, and Halfpenny 
under Side of Each Ear. 

October. 

Benjamin Fish Cropp the near Ear Swallow fork the off' 
and Halfpenny fore side the oft" Ear. 

David Demott Cropp the Near Ear, and Halfpenny 
Under Side the Same. 
November. 

Samuel Wright Halfpenny Under Side the Near Ear, and 
a Nick in the halfpenny. 



148 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Anthony CLeesman Cropp on Each Ear, aud a lialfpenuy 
fore Side the otf, ami Under Side the Near Ear. 

December. 

Isaac Hicks, son of Edward, Slitt in the Near Ear, and 
hole in the ofi' Ear. 

Antliouj' Rhodes A Square Swallow fork or U in the off 
Ear. 

February 1792. 

Thomas Williams A Swallow fork in Each Ear, and A 
Nick under Side the off and Halfpenny Under Side the 
Near 

April. 

Peter Baker Slit in the Near Ear, and Latch under side 
the off; 

James Ellison Tmo half pen nys under Side the off' and 
Nick foreside Near Ear. 

Silas Titus A slitt in the off Ear, and Two halfpennys 
fore side the Near Ear. 

May. 

Eyert Yan Nostrant Two Slits in the off Ear and one 
Slitt in the near Ear, and a hole in the Same. 

Abraham Burtis, Taylor three halfpennys on the fore side 
of the near Ear, and Three halfpennys on the under Side 
the oft' Ear. 

June. 

John Burtis, Son of Abraham Burtis, Two halfpennys on 
the fore side of Near Ear. 

Abraham Yan Nostrand Swallow fork in the near Ear, 
and halfpenny under side the Same. 

Page 323. 

June. 1792. 

John Duryee a Slitt in the near Ear, and a halfpenny 
under Side the off Ear. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 149 

April, 1793. 

Benjamin Treclwell A Crop the Near Ear A Latch fore 
Side the off and A Nick Under Side off Ear. 

Benjamin Downing Junior a Swallow fork in Each Ear A 
hole in the off Ear, and a halfpenny in the Under Side of 
the off. 

William Brickie A Crop on the oft' Ear, and a halfpenny 
fore side the Same, and A FloAver luce in the Near Ear. 

May. 

James Pine, the third, a Swallow fork the near Ear, and 
halfpenny under Side the Same, and a Latch under Side 
the off Ear. 

October 28th. 

Richard Townseud, Son of Timothy, Slit in the End of 
the Near Ear. 

November 6th, 

John Carman, Latch under Side the off Ear & A halfpenny 
& Nick under Side the Near Ear. 

Timothy Clowes, Latch under Side the off Ear and a half- 
penny on Each Side the Same. 

Morris Dorland, A Hole in the off Ear. 
April 1794. 

Timothy Townsend, Son of Richard, a Latch under Side 
the Near Ear, and a half Flower deluce fore side the Same, 
a Slipe under Side the oft" and half pennj^ fore side the 
Same. 

^leorge Hewlett Townsend, Son of Richard, a Slitt in the 
near Ear, and half penny fore side The Same, and half- 
penny on Each Side the off. 

Robert Titus, Slitt in the near Ear, aud a halfpenny Under 
Side of each. 

Jacob Titus, Son of Peter, a Latch Foreside the oft' Ear, 
and a halfpenny under Side of Each. 



150 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN RECOEDS. 

May. 

Thomas Willis, Slitt in Each Ear, and Halfpenny under 
Side the off Ear. 

October, 

Pleas, Son of James, a Slope and a Nick fore 

Side the Near Ear. 

April 1795, 

Silas Titus, Slitt iu the Near Ear, and Halfpenny foreside 
the Same. 

May, 

Ezekiel Balding, Cropp the Near Ear, and a Nick under 
Side the Same. 

October, 

James Pine Jun'r, Swallow fork in the Near Ear a Latch 
under Side the off and halfpenny foreside the Same. 

Da"\-id Allen, Latch fore side the Near Ear, and halfpenny 
Underside the Same. 

June 1796, 

John Remsen, Fosters Meadow, Three halfpennys on the 
under Side Near Ear, and three halfpennys on the fore side 
of the off Ear. 

October, 

James Smith, of Flushing, A SwalloAv fork the Near Ear, 
and a Square Swallow fork or U in the off Ear. 

June 1797, Francis Titus, of Oysterbay, A Slitt in the 
off Ear, and halfpenny fore side the Same, and a Nick 
fore side the Near. 

November, 

Thomas Event A Slit in the off Ear, and Two halfpennys 
fore Side the Near. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 151 

January 1798, 

Eobert AVillits, A Nick iiuder Side the Near Ear, and a 
halfpenny upper Side the Same, being the mark his father 
gave. 

PaCxE 324. 

April 1798, 

Jacob Valentine, A Nick under Side of Each Ear, and a 
Nick in the upper Side of the Near Ear. 

Samuel Valentine, A Nick under Side of Each Ear, and 
Nick uper Side Near Ear, and halfpenny Uper Side the off 
Ear. 

June, 

Daniel Titus, a Slit in the Near Ear, and halfpenny fore 
Side the Same 

February 5th 1799, 

John Brower's Mark a Crop the ojff Ear & a Slope under 
the Near, and a half penny the fore Side the Same. The 
Same that his Father had Entered on Hempstead Record 
Novm'r ye 3d 1762. 

Isaiah Doxy's mark, halfpenny the under side, a nick the 
uper side & a hole in ye near Ear. 

Jacob Brower's mark, a hole in ye off Ear. Which was 
formerly William Posts. 

March ye 26 1800, 

Richard Balding, a latch ye fore Side the near, and nick 
under the off Ear, formerly Tom Boldings. 

April ye 6th 1801, 

Zebulon Valentine, a Nick under each Ear and a Nick 
the upper Side the off Ear. 

March ye 11, 1802, 

Amos Willets, his ear mark, halfpenny the fore Side the 
near Ear, and a Nick under the Same, and a Crop of Each 
Ear, living In Westbury. 



152 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOllDS, 

Autliony Doxsey, liis murk, a Latch uuder Side the Near 
Ear, Entei-ed May 24, 1802. 

Eichard Gritinau, his mark, a Swallow fork the off Ear, 
halfpeuiiy under Side the Same, and A halfpenny each Side 
the Near Ear. 

Benjamin Gritnian, Swallow fork the off Ear, and half- 
penny under Side the Same, and halfpenny under Side the 
Near Ear, and Two Nicks fore side the Same 

Benjamin Abrahams, Mark, Flowerdeluce the off Ear, 
Slope uuder Side The Near, and halfpeun}" fore Side the 
Same. The four above marks Entered 21th may, 1802. 

1801, 

Jacob Lawrence, a Slit in the End of Each Ear. Enter'd 
June 9th 1801 

Elijah Mott, Two halfpennys under Side of Each Ear, 
and a halfpenny fore side the off Ear. Entered October 
31st, 1801. 

Daniel Mudge, Halfpenny on Each Side the off Ear, and 
Nick under Side the Near. Entered December 22, 1801. 

Micali Williams, a Swallow fork the Near and two Nicks 
uuder Side the off Ear Dec'r 29th. 

April 3d, 1805. 

Rodman Hicks, a Swallow fork in Each Ear. 

June 15th, 

Daniel Noostraut, of Oysterbay, Son of Daniel, a Cropp 
on the off Ear two Nicks under Side the Same and a Nick 
under Side the Near Ear. 

Page 325. 
August 22nd 1805, 

John Allen, son of Heur}', a nick the under side the near 
Ear. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 153 

November 20tb, 

Benjamin Wlialey, A cropp on Each Ear, and a hole in 
the near. 

Samuel Titns, KSlitt in the off Ear and A Halfpenny under 
Side the Same. 

October 28th 1806, 

William Vandewater, A Latch fore side of Each Ear. 

April '29th 1807, 

Oliver Vandewater, Latch fore side of Each Ear, half 
penny under side the off", A Nick under side the Near. 

May 28th, / 

Samuel and George Downing, Swallow fork in Each Ear, 
and a half penny under Side the off. 

1808, March 11th, 

Lyman Johnson, Swallow fork the off* Ear, and halfpenny 
under Side of Each Ear. 

John Rainor, Cropp the Near Ear, Slitt in the Cropp, nick 
fore side the near Ear. 

AVhitehead Rainor, Croi)p the off ear, and halfpenny under 
Side the Near 

William Van Dewater, Swallow fork the off Ear & half- 
penny under Side the Same, a mark he bought of Daniel 
Willis heretofore Entered in D. W. Name. 

January 2nd 1809, 

John Peters, a Slipe under side the Near Ear Slit in the 
off and a nick under Side the Same. 

June 7th 1809, 

Isaac T. Reeve, Cropp the off Ear and a Slitt in the Near. 

May 17th 1810, 

David Losee Ju'r, Slit in the End of Each Ear tSc half- 
penny on Each Side of Each Ear. 



154 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

December otli 1811, 

Benjamin Piatt, Cropp the off Ear Latch fore Side the 
Near, and a halfpenny under Side the Near Ear. 

Uriah Piatt, Cropp the off Ear Latch fore Side the Near, 
and two halfpeunys under side the Near Ear. 

Samuel Bedell, of Oysterbav, A Swallow fork the off' Ear' 
and a halfpenny upper Side the Same, and halfpenny under 
Side the uear. Entered Nov'r Uh. 1812. 

Thomas Lewis, of North Hempstead, Cropp the off Ear, 
and two Slits in the Cropp, and halfpenny fore side the 
Near Ear. 28th April 1813. 

Epenetus Wood, of Hempstead, Crop the near Ear & two 
Nicks under Side the off ear. Nov'r 9th 1813. 

Benjamin Whaly, Cropp in Each Ear, and a hole in the 
Neare. 30th april, 1814. 

Gerardus Clowes, Cropp the Near Ear & halfpenny Each 
Side the Same and a hole in the off. Entered march 16th 
1816. 

Page 326. 

The ear mark of Samuel Jones, of Oysterbay Township, 
a latch the fore side of the off ear, and a halfpenny on each 
side of the near ear. 

The ear mark of "William D. Jones, of Hemp'd Township, 
a latch the fore side the off' ear, and a halfpenny on each 
side ot the near ear, and a slit in the near ear. The above 
entries made the 2oth Dec'r 1819. 

The ear mark of Jacob Ellison Two halfpennys under 
side the off ear and a nick the fore side of the near ear. 
Formerly of Ja's Ellison. 

The ear mark of Benjamin Albertson a Crop and slit on 
the near ear, a nick the fore side the same, a slit in the 
near ear. (formerly of Derick Albertson) These entries 
made 25th Au^ t 1820. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 155 

The ear mark of Eicliard Hewlett a halfpenny under the 
side of the near ear (formerly of Stephen Hewlett) These 
entries made 26th decem'r 1828. 

The ear mark of Amos D. Williams a slipe under each 
ear, halfpenny upper side of each ear. 

The ear mark of David Combs a swallow fork near ear, 
a slipe under side of oft ear. These entries made 25th Mar 
1829. 

The ear mark of Joel S. Ketcham A Crop on the near 
ear, and a nick on the under side of the off ear Entered 
the 25th July 1829. 

The Ear mark of James Hawxhurst Jun'r A Latch the 
fore side of the near ear, and hole in the off Entered the 
23rd of Dec 1834. 

The Ear mark of Silas Carle, North Hempstead is a crop 
of each ear, and nick under each, and halfpenny the fore 
side of the off ear. (formerly his fathers mark) 

Entered3rdof July 1837. George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 

Page 327. 

The ear mark of David Sands Seaman, son of John Sea- 
man, is a slipe the under side of each ear. 

The ear mark of John Gilbert Seaman, son of John Sea- 
man, is a slipe under side of the near ear, crop the oft'. 

The above marks entered the 7tli of Oct, 1837. 

George D. Ketcham, 

Town Clerk. 



The End of Book "G". 



RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBEK H. 

At tlie annual townmeeting held in North Hempstead on 
the first Tuesday of April eighteen hundred and forty four, 
present Richard Allen and Warren Mitchell Justices of the 
peace presiding. 

The following persons were chosen town officers for the 
ensuing year. John Willis supervisor, George D. Ketcham 
town clerk, William Skidmore, George W. Valentine, Leon- 
ard A. Seaman, Joseph L. Hewlett Juu. assessors. Henry 
Allen, Joseph L. HeAvlett Juu, Charles Post, commissioners 
of highways. George W. Valentine, James B. Piukney, 
oyerseers of the poor. John C. Mott collector and con- 
stable. Richard Valeutiue Juu, constable. Elias Lewis 
Jun, Warren Mitchell, John S. Wood, Ju^<tices of the peace. 
William L. Mitchell town superintendent of common schools. 
Singleton Mitchell, John R. Schenck "trustees of the 
Jones fuud for the support of the poor." John S. Wood 
and Leonard A Seaman Inspectors of elections for district 
No. 1, Isaac E. Haviland and Andrew J. Hegeman inspect- 
ors of elections for district No. 2, Joseph S. Mott, Hicks 
Albertsou and Samuel R. Titus trustees of common lauds. 
Daniel Briukerhoff pouudmaster. The following persons 
were chosen overseers of highways, William M. Smith for 
district No. 1, William H. Allen No. 2, John W. Thorne 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 157 

No. 3, William Eemsen No. 4, George D. Ketcham No. 5, 
Cornelius T. Nostraiid No. 7, Andrew J. Hegeman No. 8, 
Samuel C. Pearsall No. 9, Samuel L. Hewlett No. 10, John 
E. Sclienck No. 11, Oliver Weeks No. 12, Henry M. Tliorne 
No. 13, Leonard A. Seaman No. 14, Henry W. Piatt No. 15, 
Isaac Willets No. 16, Martin Sclienck No. 17, David Wil- 
liams No. 18, Thomas Albertsou No. 19, Stephen Rushmore 
No. 20, Wright Fowler No. 21, William P. Titus No. 22, 
John H. Cornwell No. 23, Valentine Willis No. 24. 

The report of the trusteesof the Jones fund was presented 
to the meeting and read. On motion resolved, that the 
sum of two hundred dollars be raised on the town the pres- 
ent year for the support of the poor. 

On motion resolved, that the tax paid by Philip Wiggins 
the past year on his personal j^roperty, be refunded, upon 
his producing the receipt of the collector of the town of 
Jamaica, for the payment of the tax on his personal prop- 
erty in that town. 

On motion resolved, that the fine imposed upon Isaac 
Tappan for selling liquor contrary to law be refunded. 

On motion resolved, that the next annual townmeeting 
be held at the Manhasset Hotel. 

Waeren Mitchell j> 

> Justices of the Peace. 
Richard Allen ) 

The above proceedings of townmeeting entered by 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk 



Page 2. 

The undersigned Commissioners of highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, having met and deliberated on the 
subject embraced in this order, all the commissioners of 
highways of said town having been duly notifyed to attend 



158 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the said meetiug to deliberate thereon. Do hereby order 
that so much of the road laid out through the lauds of 
Samuel L. Hewlett, Lewis S. Hewlett, John Appleby, George 
Duryea, David Williams, Pearsall's the Widow Williams 
and others ; do order, that the said road be and it hereby is 
divided into the following road districts viz, so much of said 
road as riius from the gate east of the house now occupied 
by Andrew Pearsall through the land of Samuel L. Hewlett, 
Lewis S. Hewlett and across the Turnpike through the land 
of John Appleby to his standing timber, to be attached to 
road district number 10, and the following Inhabitants 
residing; out of said district are assigned and required to 
work withiu the same to wit, John Appleby from district 
No. 11, and Cornelius Eapelyea, Daniel Hewlett and Mrs. 
Phebe Rapelyea and daughters from district No. 17. And 
from the beginning of said standing timber through the 
remainder of John Applepy's laud George Duryea, David 
Williams, Pearsall's AVidow Williams' and other.s, to the 
cross road in Searingtow^n to be attached to road district 
No. 18. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our hands 
this tw^entieth day of January Eighteen hundred and forty- 
five. 

Henry Allen ) Commissioners 

[ of 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun ) Highways 

Compared T\-ith the original and entered 

by George D. Ketch am 

Town Clerk 

To the Commissioners of roads and highways. 

We the subscribers being freeholders in North Hemp- 
stead believe the public good and accommodation require 
that a public road or highway be opened from Silas Albert- 
sons running North to the road leading to Hempstead har- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 159 

bor. We tlierefore respectfully request your attention to 

the subject. 

North Hempstead October 31st 1843. 

George Duryea Thomas AV. Albertson Jno. E. Schenck 
EiCHARD Valentine Wm. M. Valentine Ephraim Bennet 
Hallet Cornell John C. Mott James Sexton 

Smith Thorne Thomas H. Townsend Kobert Seaman 

The above named freeholders sworn according to law. 

Page 3. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens at the 
hoiise of John R. Schenck in the said town on the twenty 
second day of January one thousand eight hundred and 
forty live, all the said commissioners having been duly no- 
tified to attend the said meeting for the purpose of deliber- 
ating on the subject matter of this order, upon the applica- 
tion of twelve freeholders resident in said town, and liable 
to be assessed to work on the highways therein, for the lay- 
ing out of the highway hereafter described and on the cer- 
tificate of said reputable freeholders of said town convened 
and duly sworne as required by the statute certifying that 
such highway is necessary and proper, and the undersigned 
having heard all reasons offered for and against laying such 
highway. It is ordered determined and certifyed that a 
public highway shall be and the same hereby is laid out 
pursuant to said application, whereof a survey hath been 
made and is as follows, to wit : Beginning at the road 
south of the house of Silas Albertson, said road leading to 
the plains, and running North 28^ degrees "West 1400 links, 
thence North 15| West 1630 links, thence North 15^ de- 
grees East 700 links, thence North 18|^ degrees East 1146 
links, thence North 9f degrees West 1334 links, thence 
North If degrees AVest 920 links, thence North 30^ degrees 
West 575 links, thence North 6} degrees East 747 links, to 
the highway leading from Hempstead harbor to the Plains; 



1()0 HEMPSTEAD TOWN PiECORDS. 

and the Hue of the said survej'^ is on the easterly side of 
said hi<i;hway, which is to be three rods in width. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners of hiy;hAvajs 
have hereto subscribed their names this 29th day of Jan- 
nary 18-i5. 

Hexky Allen 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun 

The above entries compared with the original, and made 

by George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk 

An earthquake felt and heard at North Hempstead on the 
21st of February 1845 about 7 o'clock P. M. 

The undersisrned two of the Commissioners of highwavs 
of the town of North Hempstead having met and deliber- 
ated on the subject embraced in this order, do hereb}- order 
that as much of road district No. 24 as extends from the 
house formerly occupied by Major Ames to the hill to west 
of Zelnilon Searing's house, be and is hereby annexed to 
district No. 18, and as much of road district No. 18 as ex- 
tends from the house aforesaid to Appleby's corner be and 
is hereby annexed to district No. 24, and so much of the 
new road leading from Samuel L. Hewlett's Gate to Hors- 

Page 4. 

fields, laid out by the Judges of the County of Queens in 
February 1844, as extends from Zebulon Searings to said 

Horstields, be and is hereby annexed to district No. 16. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our hands 
this 8th day of March 1845. 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun ) Commissioners 

\ of 

Henry Allen ) Highways 

The above order of the Commissioners of highway's com- 
pared with the original and entered by 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 161 

I do hereby in consideration of the sum of one hundred 
and twenty live dollars, awarded to me by the Jury called 
to assess the damages for a road laid out through my lands 
by the Judges of the county of Queens, and paid to me by 
the commissioners of highways of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, release to said town all claim to damages by reason 
of the laying and opening said highway. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this 24th day of March 1845. 

George H. Horsfield (S) 

We do hereby in consideration of the sum of one hun- 
dred and thirty five dollars awarded to us by the Jury called 
to assess the damages for a road laid out through our lands 
by the Judges of the County of Queens, and paid to us by 
the commissioners of high ways of the town of North Hemp- 
stead ; release to said town all claim to damages by reason 
of the laying out and opening said highway. 

In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands and seals 
this 24tli day of March 1845. 

his 
Zebulon X Searing (S) 

mark 
Esther Searing (S) 

I do hereby in consideration of the sum of thirty five dol- 
lars awarded to me by the Jury called to assess the damages 
for a road laid out through my lands by the Judges of the 
county of Queens, and paid to me by the Commissioners of 
highways of the town of North Hempstead ; release to said 
town all claim to damages by reason of the laying out and 
opening of said highway. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this 6th day of July 1844. 

Robert M. Williams Susanna Williams (S) 



102 hempstead town records. 

Page 5. 

I do hereby in consideration of the sum of twenty five 
dollars sixty two cents, awarded to me by a Jury called to 
assess the damages for a road laid through my lauds by the 
Judges of the County of Queens, and paid to me by the 
commissioners of highways of the town of North Hempstead, 
release to said town all claim to damages by reason of the 
laying out and opening said highway. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand this 18th 
day of March 1845. 

George Duryea. 

I do hereby in consideration of the sum of one hundred 
and seventy five dollars awarded to me b}- the Jury called 
to assess the damages for a road laid out through my lands 
by the Judges of the County of Queens, and paid to me by 
the commissioners of highways of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, release to said town all claim to damages by reason 
of the laying out and opening of said highway. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this sixth day of July 1844. 

John Appleby (S) 

We do hereby in consideration of the sums following ito 
wit ) to Le\\"is S. Hewlett the sum of one hundred and fifty 
dollars, and to Samuel L. Hewlett the sum of seventy six 
dollars awarded to us by the Jury called to assess the dam- 
ages for a road laid oiit through our lands by the Judges 
of the County of Queens, and paid to us by the commis- 
sioners of highways of the town of Xorth Hempstead, re^ 
lease to said town all claim to damages by reason of the 
laying out of and opening said highway. 

Great Neck 
6th Febiaiary 1845. Samuel L. He>vlett 

for himself and for Lewis S. Hewlett 

We do hereby release to the Town of North Hempstead 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS, 163 

all claim to damages by reason of laying out and opening 

of a highway through our lauds by order of three of the 

Judges of the Court of Common pleas of Queens County 

dated the l-lth day of February 1844. In witness whereof 

we have hereto set our hands and seals this 2Sth day of 

March 1844. 

Jacob Williams (8} 

I hereby certify that I have Smith Van Wyck (S) 

compared the foregoing entries Nathaniel Pearsall (S) 

with the originals filed in this Elizabeth C. Pearsall (S) 

office by the commissioners of David Williams (S) 

highways, John C. Pearsall (S) 

Compared and Entered by George D. Ketcham Town 
Clerk. 

Page 6. 

Queens County ss — We the undersigned freeholders of 
the said County, neither residents of the Town of North 
Hempstead, nor of kin to Hicks Albertsou, being the Jury 
summoned, drawn and sworn to assess the damages sustain- 
ed by the said Hicks Albertson by reason of the laying out 
and opening of a road through his enclosed land, in pur- 
suance of the order of the commissioners of highways of 
the said town of North Hempstead bearing date the twenty 
ninth day of January 1845, after having viewed and exam- 
ined the premises, determine and assess the said damages 
of the said Hicks Albertson at three hundred and twenty 
five dollars. 

Given under our hands this 28tli day of March 1845. 

Henry Walters ] 

Caleb Van Lew | 

Benj'n D. Gildersleeve 1 T,,,.^-^c 
T T-, > J urors 

James Burtis ( 

Henry Sammis j 

Elias Eider J 

Queens County ss — I Warren Mitchell a Justice of the 
peace of the Town of North Hempstead in said county do 



164 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

certify that the above is the verdict of the Jury summoned 

by my warrant, and drawn and sworn by me to assess the 

damaj^es sustained by Hicks Albertson by the laying out 

of the highway mentioned in the said verdict. — In witness 

whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 28th day 

of March 1845. 

Warren Mitchell 

Justice of the peace 
Compared and 

Entered by 

George D. Ketch am 

Town Clerk. 



Page 7. 

At the annual town-meeting held in North Hempstead on 
the first day of April 184.5. The following persons were 
appointed overseers of highways, William M. Smith for 
district No. 1, William H. Allen No. 2, John Woolley No. 
3, William Eemseu No 4, George D. Ketcham No. o, Cor- 
nelius T. Nostrand No. 7, Abraham S. Onderdonk No 8, 
Leonard I. Burtis No. 9, Samuel L. Hewlett No. 10, John 
K. Schenck No. 11, Oliver Weeks No. 12, Henry M. Thorne 
No. 13, Leonard A. Seaman No. 14, Ebenezer Smith No. 15, 
George Duryea No. 16, Martin Schenck No. 17, Nathaniel 
Pearsall No. 18, Thomas Albeiison No. 19, Joseph L. Town- 
send No. 20, Charles Post No. 21, WilHam P. Titus No. 22, 
John H. Cornwell No. 23, Valentine Willis No. 24, 

Daniel Brinkerhofi" jjoundmaster. 

Besolved that the amount of tax paid by Cornelius Mar- 
ston on the personal estate of William Smith deceased in 
the year 1840, be refunded. 

The report of the trustees of the Jones fund for the sup- 
j)ort of the poor was produced and read to the meeting, 
and accepted. 

The following petition was then read to the meeting, and 
granted. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 165 

The petition of William Dodge of said towu respectfully 
represents, that he has erected at a considerable labour and 
expence a dock or wharf^on the east side of Cow Bay in 
said town and adjoining the Mill dam appertaining to the 
grist mill now owned by Jeremiah Reynolds, and for greater 
public convenience your petitioner has also erected a store 
house on said dock, this dock is one hundred and twenty 
six feet width adjoining the dam, eighty four feet long on 
the south side, sixty eight feet long on the North side, and 
forty feet wide on the front adjoining the Bay — and the said 
petitioner recpiests permission of said town to keep and 
maintain said dock or wdiarf as it now is. The people of 
this and the neighboring towns being suffered and permit- 
ted at all times hereafter at their will and pleasure to use 
the same for the purpose of loading or unloading of vessels 
and of putting on board the same any goods, Chattels or 
merchandise without any compensation therefore. Now 
therefore for the due encouragement of the said William 
Dodge for so vseful an improvement, permission be granted 
to said petitioner to charge such reasonable wharfage to 
the Captains and Commanders of Vessels as he the petitioner 
shall deem proper, provided the same be approved by the 
supervisor of the said town. 

Resolved that the request of the said William Dodge be 
and it is hereby granted. 

The following persons were elected town officers for the 
ensuing year Viz — JoIid Willis supervisor, George D. Ket- 
chani town clerk, John C. Mott Constable and Collector, 
William Henry Allen, Stephen Bedell, Leonard A. Seaman, 
Walter J. Cornwell, assessors. Stephen Bedell, Leonard A. 

Page 8. 

Seaman, Overseers of the^poor. Joseph L. Hewlett Jun, 
Wright Fowler and Hicks Albertson, Commissioners of 
highways. Richard Valentine Jun, constable. Robert H. 
Titus town superintendent of common schools. John S. 
Wood and Henry Allen, Inspectors of elections for district 



166 HEMPSTEAD TOWS RECORDS. 

No. 1, Isaac E. Haviland and Andrew J. Hegeman for dist 
No. 2, John S. AVood Justice of the peace. 

George D. Ketcham, Clerk. 

Elias Lewis Jrx. } Justices of 
Warren Mitchell ^ the peace 

The above minutes and proceedings of town-meeting 
Entered bj 

George 1). Ketcham, 

Town Clerk. 



I do hereby give and release to the town of North Hemp- 
stead all claim to damages by reason of the lajing out and 
opening of a highway through my lands by order of the 
Commissioners of highways, dated the 29th day of January 
1845. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this 21st day of January 1846. 

"Witnessed by . 

Thomas W. Albertson. Eichard Albertsox (S) 

I do hereby give and release to the town of North Hemp- 
stead all claim to damages by reason of the laying out aud 
opening of a highway through my lands by order of the 
Commissioners of highways, dated the 29th day of January 
1845. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this 21st day of January 1846. 

Bex.jaxMIn Albertson (S) 
witnessed by 

Thomas W. Albertson. 

In consideration of the sum of three huudred and twenty 
five dollars assessed by a Jury, I do hereby release to the 
town of North Hempstead all claim to damages by reason 
of the laying out and opening of a highway through my 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 167 

lands by order of the commissioners of highways, dated the 
29th day of January 1845. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this 21st day of Jauary 1846. 

Hicks Albertson (S) 
witnessed by 

Epenetus Titus. 

Page 9. 

For and in consideration of the sum of twenty dollars I 
do hereby release to the town of North Hempstead all claim 
to damages by reason of the laying out and opening of a 
highway through my lands by order of the commissioners 
of highways of said town, dated the 29th day of January 
Eighteen hundred and forty five. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this thirteenth day of January Eighteen hundred & forty 
six. 

witnessed by Silas Albertson (S) 

Hicks Albertson. 

The foregoing releases compared Avith the original 

and entered by 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

Record of a highway as regulated by the Commissioners 
of highways of the town of North Hempstead County of 
Queens, on the second day of October one thousand eight 
hundred and fortyfive, to wit. Commencing at a rock op- 
posite the house of Richard R. Smith and running south 
twenty five degrees east, five chains and sixteen links, 
thence South thirty seven and a half east one chain and 
thirty eight links, thence Sovith twenty seven and a quarter 
east, two chains and fifty eight links, thence south twenty 
three and three cpiarters east, two chains and sixty eight 
links, thence south thirty eight and a half east, three 



168 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

chains and thirty seven huks, thence south twenty seven 
and a half east to the turnpike, said hij^hway to l>e three 
rods Avide on the easterly side of said survey. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto affixed our names 
as Commissioners of highways in and for said town, this 
second day of October, one thousand eighteen hundred & 
forty five. 

Joseph L. Hewlett Jun 
Hicks Albertson 
Wright Fowler 

I certify that I have compared the above with the origi- 
nal order, that it is a true transcript therefrom and of the 
whole of such original. 

George D. Ketcham Town Clerk. 

Page 10. 

The undersigned Commissioners of highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, all the Commissioners of said town 
having met and deliberated on the sul)ject embraced in this 
order. Do hereby order that the following alterations in 
road districts be made and take effect from the first Tues- 
day of April next, to wit, Eoad district number six, shall 
include the highway from Searingtown lane the place of 
Beginning, and running Northerly to the turnpike at Harris' 
hill, and all the 'inhabitants residing therein shall be and 
are hereby assigned to work in said distiict number six. 
Adz, Richard Albertson, John S. Carpenter, Richard Eldred, 
Rebecca Hawxhurst, Charles Ellison, Henry S. Layton, 
Leonard Layton's Estate, Richard Tatterson and Epeuetus 
Appleby. 

District No. 25 shall include the highway Beginning at 
Albertson's pond running an easterly and northerly courses 
to Samuel Titus' corner, thence an easterly course past 
Thomas Firths house until it meet the adjoining district, 
also from said Titus' corner running Northerly and westerly 
toward Hemj^stead harbour to the foot of the Round hill, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 169 

Isaac E. Haviland and Stephen Tabor included in said dis- 
trict, and all other inhabitants therein are assigned to work 
in said district. District No. 10 shall be enlarged by in- 
cluding so much of district No. 8 as extends from the house 
of Elizabeth Ireland northerly to the line fence between 
Joseph Onderdonk's and Elizabeth Underhill's land, thence 
by said line fence easterly to the waters of Hempstead 
harbour to be and is hereby added to road district No. 10. 
Ordered by Ihe commissioners of highways that Eldert 
Allen now assessed to work on the highways in road district 
No. 2 be and is hereby put in district No. 1. 

In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands this 10th 
day of March A. D. 1846. 

Wright Fowler 
Joseph L. Hewlett Jun 
Hicks Albertson 

The above order of the Commissioners of highways 
Compared and entered by 

George D. Ketch am 

Town Clerk. 

Page 11. 

At the Annual town meeting held in North Hempstead on 
the first Tuesday of April, Eighteen hundred and forty six. 

The report of the trustees of the Jones fund for the sup- 
port of the poor was read to the meeting and on motion ac- 
cepted. 

On motion it was resolved, that there be three Constables 
elected at this town-meeting. 

On motion resolved, that there be two Overseers of the 
poor elected at this town-meeting. 

On motion resolved that there be three Commissioners 
of highways elected at this town-meeting. 

The following persons were elected town officers for the 
ensuing .year, viz : 

Silvanus 8. Smith supervisor, George D. Ketcham town 
clerk, Elias Lewis Junr Justice of the peace for the term of 



170 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

four years from the first of January next, Stephen Bedell 
and Leonard A. Seaman Overseers of the poor, Wright 
Fowler, Hicks Albertson and William M. Smith Commis- 
sioners of highways, and were classed by lot as follows, 
Wright Fowler three 3-ears, Hicks Albertson two years and 
William M. Smith for one year, Leonard A. Seaman, Stephen 
Bedell and William H. Allen were elected assessors, and 
were classed by lot as follows, Leonard A. Seaman three 
years, Stephen Bedell two years and William H. Allen one 
year, Robert H. Titus was elected town superintendent of 
common schools, John C. Mott was elected Collector and 
Constable, Richard Valentine Jun and Thomas McKee, 
Avere elected Constables, John R. Schenck and Joseph L. 
Hewlett Jun Avere elected trustees of the Jones fund for the 
support of the poor, Henry Allen and John S. Wood In- 
spectors of elections for election district No. One, and 
Stephen Tabor and Andrew J. Hegeman Inspectors of elec- 
tions for election district number two, John Ruland, pound- 
master, for Overseers of highways Samuel Walters for dis- 
trict No. one, James L^dall for No. 2, John Woolley for No. 
3, William Remsen for No. 4, George D. Ketcham for No. 
5, Richard Albertson for No. 6, Francis A. Sell for No. 7, 
Abraham S. Onderdonk for No. 8, Leonard J. Burtis for 
No. 9, Samuel L. Hewlett for No. 10, James Losee for No. 
11, Edward Leggett for No. 12, Samuel C. Poole No. 13, 
Leonard A. Seaman for No. 14, Ebeuezer Smith for No. 15, 
George Daryea for No. 16, Martin Schenck No. 17, Nathan- 
iel Pearsall for No. 18, Thomas Albertson No. 19, Joseph L. 
Towusend No. 20, Elias B. Higbie No. 21, William P. Titus 
for No. 22, John H. Cornwell No. 23, Talentine Willis No. 
24, Stephen Tabor for No. 25. 

Warren Mitchell ) Justices 

C of 

John S. Wood ) the peace 

Entered liy 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 171 

Page 12. 

We the undersigned fieeliolders of the town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens, summoned and as- 
sembled and duly sworn as a Jury in pursuance of a pre- 
cept dated the 13th daj of April 1846, issued by Warren 
Mitchell Justice of the peace of the said town on the ap- 
plication of the Commissioners of highways thereof or one 
of them, to inquire whether any such encroachment on the 
public highway in said town as is specified in an order of 
said commissioners dated the second day of October 1845 
has been made, and by whom, and having heard the proofs 
and allegations produced and submitted, do Certify that 
such encroachment has been made by R. K. Smith and M. 
Smith, AYni Coles, Townseud Leek, E. H. Titus or Benjamin 
Hicks, Henry Morrell. And for the purpose of specifying 
the particulars of such encroachment, the Jurors aforesaid, 
do tind and certify according to the best of our knowledge, 
the fence on the west side of the road, is the west side of 

the road laid out in 1714 — and according to the survey of 
1714, three rods east from said fence must be the lioe. 

April 18th, 1846. Eichard Albertson 

Joseph F. Burtis 
Daniel Bogart 
James B. Pinkney 
George Allen 
Leonard Thorne 

I certify that I have compared the above 

with the original, that it is a correct 

transcript therefrom, and of the whole of 

such original. 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

Articles of agreement made and entered into this first day 
of March 1846, between James W. Mott and Joseph Leek 
both of Great Neck in the town of North Hempstead and 
County of Queens and are as follows. Whereas the com- 



172 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

inissioners of higlnvays of the town of North Hempstead, 
namely Joseph L. Hewlett Juu, Hicks Albertson and Wright 
Fowler having ordered the highway leading from the North 
Hempstead and Flushing turnpike road to Richard E. 
Smiths and Milton Smiths dwelling on the east side of 
Great Neck to be opened three rods wide — Now these 
articles of agreement are for the accommodation of both 
parties and are in manner and form as follows, Viz, James 
W. Mott having erected a stone Mall along the west side of 
said road as it is now used to the land of Joseph Leek 

Page 13. 
which he owns on the west side of said highway, which s id 
wall encloses a piece of land formerly belonging to the high- 
way and is twenty feet wide on the north end adjoining 
said Leeks lard and running southerly to a point twelve 
feet eastwardly from the northeast corner of the shoe shop 
which was formerly the old store. And the said James W. 
Mott hereby agrees with the said Joseph Leek that he the 
said Joseph Leek being the owner of land on the east side 
of said highway shall remove his fences eastwardly far 
enough (as far as lie owns opposite Motts stone wall) to 
make the said highway three rods wide, for doing which he 
is to pay the said Joseph Leek the sum of twenty seven 
dollars and fifty sents. And the said Joseph Leek for and 
in consideration of the sum of twenty seven dollars and 
fifty cents which he hereby acknowledges to have received 
of and from the said James W. Mott doth hereby covenant 
and agree with the said James W. Mott that he the said 
Joseph Leek will remove said fence immediately as far as 
his land runs opposite the within discribed stone v\all so 
that said highway shall be of the width of three rods mea- 
suring from said stone wall. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and 
seals this tirst day of March 18-46. 

Joseph Leek (S) 

James W. Mott (S) 
Witness present 

Waeeex Mitchell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 173 

Queens County ss on the 2cl day of May 1816 before me 

came James W. Mott and Joseph Leek known to me to be 

the individuals described in and who executed the within 

articles of agreement, who acknowledged they executed the 

same. 

Waeren Mitchell Justice of the peace. 

I hereby certify that I have compared the above 
with the original and have entered the same. 

George D. Ketch am, 

Town Clerk. 

Page 14. 
At a special townmeeting held in North Hempstead on 
the 19th day of May 1846, to determine by ballot whether 
license or no license, should be granted in said town. The 
whole number of votes given at said townmeeting was four 
hundred and thirty six — of which, two hundred and fifty 
one votes were given for no license, and one hundred and 
eighty live votes were given for license. 

Elias Lewis Jun ) Justices 
John S.Wood V of the 

Warren Mitchell ) Peace. 

George D. Ketcham Clerk. 

The above proceedings of town meeting 
Compared and entered by 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens at the 
house of Samuel Hicks at Westbury in the said town on 
the nineteenth day of September 1846. All the said com- 
missioners having been duly notified to attend the said 
meeting for the purpose of deliberating on the subject mat- 
ter of this order ; it is ordered and determined by the said 
commissioners upon the application and by the consent of 
Samuel Hicks through whose lands the alteration hereafter 



174 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

described is to be made ; that the highway leading from the 
Red Ground to Westbnry be altered according to the fol- 
lowing survey, which the commissioners have caused to be 
made thereof as follows to wit: — the line of the alteration 
is to begin at a cherry tree now standing on the west line 
of the road opposite to where the line fence between the 
lands of Samuel Hicks and Jarvis Clements comes to the 
highway on the east, and to run thence South 13 degrees 
east four chains and forty iowr links, thence South 20 de- 
grees east four chains coming out iuto said highway, and 
that the said alteration be of the same width of the original 
record of said highway. In witness whereof the commis- 
sioners of said town have hereto subscribed their names 
this 19th of September 1846. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

C of 

Wright Fowler ) highways. 
Entered by 

George D. Ketch am 

Town Clerk. 

Page 15. 

We the commissioners of highways of the town of North 
Hempstead in the county of Queens, do hereby order a new 
road district to be erected, to embrace all the highways 
commencing at John Heudrickson's pond or house and 
running northerly to Jacob Willis' gate on what is called 
the back road, and from the willow trees to the tarupike 
leading to Eoslyn ; and all the inhal)itants liable to work 
on the highways residing therein shall be and are hereby 
assigned to work on said district to be numbered 26. 

Witness our hands this 15th day of February 1847. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 
Wm. M. Smith V of 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 

The above order of Commissioners of highways 
Entered by 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 175 

At the annual town meetins; held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on the sixth day of April 1847, the re- 
port of the trustees of the "Jones fund for the support of 
the poor," was presented to the meeting, read and accepted. 

The following resolutions were adopted. Kesolved, that 
the collector of this town be allowed five per cent fees for 
the collection of taxes the present year. 

Resolved, that there be two pound masters elected in the 
town the present year. 

The following persons were elected town officers. Sil- 
vanus S. Smith supervisor. George D. Ketcham town 
Clerk. Richard Allen Justice of the "peace for the term of 
four years from the last day of December next. John C. 
Mott constable and collector. Robert H. Titus superin- 
tendent of common schools. Isaac H. Dodge assessor for 
three years. George H. Horstield Commissioner of high- 
ways for three years. Leonard A. Seaman and Stephen 
Bedell Overseers of the poor. Thomas McKee and Joseph 
Bedell Constables. Henry Allen and William M. Smith 
inspectors of elections for district Number one. William 
Dodge and Stephen Tabor inspectors of elections for dis- 
trict number two. The following named persons were ap- 
pointed Overseers of highways. Viz., Samuel Walters for 
district number one. James ITdall for number two. John 
Woolley for number three. Cornelius Marston for number 
four. George D. Ketcham for number five. Richard Al- 

Page 16. 

bertson for number six. Robert Mitchell for number seven. 
James M. Ouderdonk for nund^er eight. Joseph O. Hege- 
man for number nine. William Skidmore for number ten. 
George Allen for number eleven. Joseph Depew for num- 
ber twelve. Samuel C. Poole for number thirteen. Leon- 
ard A. Seaman for number fourteen. Elbert Arthur for 
number fifteen. George Duryea for number sixteen. Mar- 
tin Schenck for number seventeen. Nathaniel Pearsall for 



176 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

number eighteen. Silas Albertson for nunil)er nineteen. 
Joseph L. Townsend for number twenty. Elias B. Higbie 
for number twenty one. Robert Post for number twenty 
two. John H. Cornwell for number twenty three. Valen- 
tine Willis for number twenty four. Stephen Tabor for 
number twenty five. Thomas H. Townsend for number 
twenty six. John Ruland and James B. Pinkney pound 
masters. 

Warren Mitchell ] Justices 
Elias Lewis Jux > of the 
John S. Wood ) Peace. 

George D. Ketch am Clerk. 

The above proceedings of town meeting compared with 
the original and entered 

by George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 



At a special town meeting held in the town of North 
Hempstead on the twenty seventh day of April 1847, pur- 
suant to law and legal notice, for the purpose of determin- 
ing by ballot whether license, or no license, shall be granted 
in said toAvn the present year. The whole number of votes 
given at said tow^n meeting was four hundred and seventy 
nine. The number of votes given for license was three hun- 
dred and three. The number of votes given for no license 
was one hundred and seventy six. 

Warren Mitchell ] 
Eichard Allen i Justices of 
John S. Wood T the peace 

George D. Ketcham Elias Lewis Jun. J 

Clerk. 

The above proceedings of special town meeting 
compared with the original and entered 

by George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 



hempstead town re00ed8. 177 

Page 17. 

Town of North Hempstead — County of Queens. 

Whereas the office of collector of said town has become 
vacant by the refusal to serve of John C. Mott elected at 
the last annual toAvn meeting. Now therefore we the un- 
dersigned, the supervisor and two Justices of the peace of 
the said town do hereby appoint Thomas Fowler to the 
office of Collector of the said town in the place of the said 
John C. Mott. 

Given under our hands and seals the 29th day of Nov 

1847 

SiLVANUs S. Smith, Supervisor (S) 
Eich'd Allen, ^ Justices of (S) 

Warren Mitchell, \ the peace (S) 
Entered by 

George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens, at the 
house of Joshua Titus, all the said commissioners having 
been duly notifyed to attend the said meeting for the pur- 
pose of deliberating on the subject matter of this order. It 
is ordered and determined by the said commissioners that 
an alteration of highv/ay be made in the said town upon 
-the application of Joshua Titus, and passing through the 
improved lands of the said Joshua Titus, who has consented 
thereto ; said alteration commences at a certain marked lo- 
cust tree standing on the easterly side of said highway near 
the said town line and running a southerly course passing 
the house of Joshua Titus, the courses and distances of 
said alteration of said road according to a survey thereof 
which the said commissioners have caused to be made are 
as follows. Beginning at said locust tree on the east line 
of said highway running south 32^ west 11 chains 89 links, 
thence south 20|^ west 2 chains 27 links. It is further or- 
dered that the above described line be the easterly bounds 



178 HEMPSTEAD TOWS RECORDS. 

of said highway, and the said highway be of the width o'f 2^ 
rods iu accordance with the record recorded in the town 
Clerks office bearing date the 8th day of September 1882. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners have hereto 
subscribed their names this 9th day of February 1848. 

Hicks Albeetsox ) Commissioners 

( of 

Weight Foam:,er ) Highways. 

Entered by 

Geoege D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

Page 18. 

We the Commissioners of highways in the town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens do hereby order that 
the said town be and it is hereby divided into twenty seven 
road districts as follows Viz. Road district number twenty 
seven shall embrace all the highway commencing at the 
highway that nins from Mitchell's Mill to the North Hemp- 
stead turnpike, running easterly to the Avest side of AVilliam 
Skidmore's woods, and all the Inhabitants including Single- 
ton Mitchell, liable to work on the highways residing therein 
shall be and are hereby assigned to work on said district 
No. twenty seven. 

Dated at North Hempstead March 18th 1817. 

Geoege H. Hoesfield 
Weight Fowlee 
Hicks Albeetson. 

Comp)ared and entered 

by Geoege D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 



At the annual town meeting held in and for the town of 
North Hempstead on the fourth day of April 1818, the fol- 
lowing named persons were elected town officers — Viz., Sil- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 179 

vaiius S. Smith supervisor, George D. Ketcliam town clerk, 
Warren Mitchell Justice of the peace for the term of four 
years from the last day of December next, James B. Pink- 
ney constable and collector, David Losee, Thomas McKee 
constables, Robert H. Titus town superintendent of com- 
mon schools, Hicks Albertson commissioner of highways 
for the term of three years, Stephen Bedell and Leonard A. 
Seaman overseers of the poor, Stephen Bedell assessor for 
the term of two years, William H. Allen assessor for the 
term of three years. Singleton Mitchell and John B. Schenck 
Trustees of the ''Jones fund for the support of the poor," 
Henry Allen and Henry Williams (son of Samuel) Inspect- 
ors of elections for district number one, William Dodge and 
Stej)heu Tabor Inspectors of elections for district number 
two, Nehemiah Haydeu in election district number one, 
and Thomas H. Townsend in election district number two 
having the greatest number of votes on the opposition 
ticket are hereby appointed Inspectors of election in each 

Page 19. 

district respectively, Daniel Brinkerhoff and James B. Pink- 
ney poundmasters. The following persons were appointed 
overseers of highways, Joseph L. Hewlett Juu for district 
Number one, James Udall for No. two, Daniel T. Smith for 
No. 3, Cornelius Marston for No. 4, George D. Ketcliam 
for No. 5, Charles Ellison for No. 6, Robert Mitchell for 
No. 7, James M. Onderdonk for No. 8, Joseph O. Hegeman 
for No. 9, William Skidmore for No. 10, George Allen for 
No. 11, Richard Tattersou Jun for No. 12, Alexander H. 
Woolley for No. 13, Leonard A. Seaman for No. 14, Elbert 
Arthur for No. 15, George Duryea for No. 16, Martin 
Schenck for No. 17, Nathaniel Pearsall for No. 18, Silas 
Albertson for No. 19, Cornelius Van de Water for No. 20, 
Stephen R. Hicks for No. 21, Robert Post for No. 22, John 
Corn well for No. 23, Valentine Willis for No. 24, Stephen 
Tabor for No. 25, Samuel R. Titus for No. 26, Warren Mit- 
chell for No. 27. The report of the trustees of the Jones 



ss 



180 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

fund for the support of the poor was read to the meeting 
and accepted ; on motion resolved, that there be three con- 
stables elected at this town meeting : the last named resolu- 
tion was passed before proceeding to the election of officers. 

Elias Lewis Jun ) Justices 
Warren Mitchell :- of the 
John S. Wood ) peace. 

George D. Ketcham Clerk. 

The above minutes of proceedings of town meeting 

entered 

by George D. Ketcham 

Town Clerk. 

Page 20. 
Queens Count}- ^ 

town of North Hempstead ) 

We the undersigned Commissioners of highways of said 
town of North Hempstead, do hereby order that road dis- 
trict number twenty one shall be so altered and changed as 
to include all the highway between John Velsor's black- 
smith shop (as it now stands) and the highway leading from 
Glen Cove to Benjamin Tredwell's, and all the inhabitants 
liable to work on the highways residing therein shall be, 
and are hereby assigned to work on said district number 
twenty one, and the following inhabitants residing out of 
the said district are assigned and required to work on the 
same ; Tiz., Isaac Rushmore, Stephen Rushmore, Edmond 
Rushmore, Silas Carle and Henry Titus. 

Given under our hands this 23rd day of March 18J:9. 

Wright Fowler ) Commissioners 
Hicks Albertson > of 

Geo H. Horsfield ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered 

by 

George D. Ketcham 



Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 181 

At the anual town meeting held iu NortL Hempstead on 
the 3d daj of April 1819, the following named persons were 
elected town officers for the ensuing year — Viz., For over- 
seers of highways Joseph L. Hewlett Jr., for District No. 1, 
Benjamin W. Allen for No. 2, Daniel T. Smith for No. 3, 
John Euland for No. 4, George D. Ketcham for No. 5, 
Charles Ellison for No. 6, Eobert Mitchell for No. 7, An- 
drew Hegeman for No 8, Edward Mott for No. 9, Samuel 
Wood for No. 10, Obadiah Jackson for No. 11, Edward Leg- 
gett for No. 1'2, Alexander H. Wooley for No. 13, Leonard 

A. Seaman for No. 14, Henry W. Piatt for No. 15, George 
Duryea for No. 16, Martin Schenck for No. 17, Jacob Wil- 
liams for No. 18, Silas Albertson for No. 19, Samuel Van 
Nostrand for No. 20, Elias B. Higbie for No. 21, Joshua 
Titus for No 22, Leonard Mott for No. 23, William Willis 
for No. 24, Thomas Firth for No. 25, Samuel R. Titus for 
No. 26, Warren Mitchell for No. 27 ; Pound Masters James 

B. Pinkney and Robert H. Titus. The report of the trustees 

PaCxE 21. 

of the " Jones Fund for the support of the poor," was pre- 
sented to the meeting, read and accepted. 

On motion Resolved — that the Sum of two hundred and 
fifty dollars be raised on the town the present year for the 
support of the poor. At the same town meeting Silvanus 
S. Smith was elected Supervisor, Stephen Taber, town clerk, 
John S. Wood, Justice of the peace for the term of four 
years from the last day of December next, James B. Pink- 
ney Constable and Collector, George D. Ketcham, Assessor 
for 3 years, Wright Fowler Commissioner of highways for 3 
years, Stephen Bedell and Leonard A. Seaman Overseers of 
the poor, Thomas Mc Kee and Samuel D. Hendrickson 
Constables, Warren Mitchell and John Willis Inspectors of 
election for District No. 1, Stephen Taber and Daniel Bogart 
Jun for District No. 2; William M. Smith of District No. 1 
and Joseph F. Burtis of District No. 2, are appointed In- 
spectors of Election for each District respectively. The 



182 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

number of votes given for New Court House was five, The 

number of votes given agaiust NeAv Court House was two 

hundred and iiiuety one. 

Warren Mitchell ) Justices 
Elias Lewis Jun > of 

John 8. Wood ) the peace. 

George D. Ketch am, Clerk. 
Compared with the original and entered 

by 

Stephen Taber 

Town Clerk 



We the undersigned freeholders of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens and not Interested in 
the Lands through which the road is to be Laid out, nor of kin 
to the OAvners thereof, being duly affirmed do say that we 
have examined the route of the following proposed highway, 
Viz: commencing at the termination of the Eoad easterly 
from Elias Lewis Jr' store to Isaac E. Haviland house run- 
ning thence a westerl}' course over Land of Silas Albert- 
son, Hicks Albertson and Richard Eldert until it intersects 
the Road leading from Hempstead Branch to Manhassett 
near the House of Charles Elison, that we have heard the 
reasons for and against the same, and we are of Opinion 
that the highway is necessary. 

North Hempstead August 4th 1849. 

Frederick Hendrickson Sam'l Hicks Aning S. Mowbray 
Stephen Beedle Tho's Firth Smith Thorn 

John Firth George Allen AVm. M. Valentine 

James Losee Charles Ellison John S. Carpenter 

Richard Hewlett. 

Witnesst before me August 4th 1849. 

Elias Lewis Jr Justice. 



hempstead town records. 183 

Page 22. 
At a meeting of tlie Commissioners of highways of the 
Towji of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, at the 
house of John A. Searing, in the said town on the first day 
of September, all the Commissioners having been duly noti- 
fied to attend the said meeting, for the purpose of deliber- 
ating on the subject matter of this order, upon the applica- 
tion of Charles Elison, a resident in said town, and liable 
to be assessed to work on the highway therein, for the lay- 
ing out of the highway hereafter described, and on the 
certificate of twelve re|5utable freeholders of said Town 
convened and duly sworn after due public notice, as re- 
quired by the Statute, certifying that such highway is nec- 
essary and proper; and notice in writing of at least three 
days having been given in due form of law, to Isaac E. 
Haviland, Hicks Albertson and Hichard Eldert, occiipants 
of the laud through which such highway is to run, that 
the undersigned commissioners would meet at this time 
and place, to decide on the application aforesaid; and 
we having heard all reasons ofi^ered for and against lay- 
ing out such highway: It is ordered determined and 
certified, that a public highway shall be and the same 
is hereby laid out pursuant to said application, where- 
of a survey has been made and is as follows, to wit : 
Commencing at a point adjoining the northeast corner of 
Isaac E. Havilands land (formerly belonging to Silas Al- 
bertson) near the house of Isaac E, Haviland, and running 
north 85 degrees west 1982 links, through the land of Hicks 
Albertson to the west side of the highway leading from 
Roslyn to Hempstead by the house of Benjamin Albertson, 
then continuing the same course through the land of Hicks 
Albertson 1500 links to land of Richard Eldert, then 
through said Elderts land north 79. west 1190 links, north 
81. west 840 links, north 80. west 536 links to the highway 
leading from Hempstead Branch to Manhassett Neck, and 
the line of said Survey is to be the South line of said 
highway, which is to be three rods in width. 



184 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Witness oiir bauds this first day of September oue thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty nine. 

Geo. H. Horsefield Commissioners of 

Highways of the Town 
Wrkiht Fowler of North Hempstead 

Entered by SxErHEX Tabei; 

Town Clerk. 

Page 23. 

Whereas on the fourth day of October 18-i9 Samuel L' 
Hewlett of the Town of North Hempstead in the County of 
Queens — Appealed to William J. Cogswell County Judge 
of said County from an Order and determination of the 
Commissioners of Highway's of said Town bearing date the 
1st day of September 1849, a copy of which said Appeal 
and order hereto Anexed, and after the expiration of 
Twenty days from the making of said order of the Commis- 
sioners of Highways the said County Judge Appointed a 
time and place for the hearing of the said Appeal, to be on 
the 22d da}' of December instant at the Hotel of John 
A. Searing at Hempstead Branch in the Town of North 
hempstead Aforesaid at Eleven O'Clock in the forenoon of 
that day — And caused written Notices of said Appeal to be 
served on the Commissioners, And on Charles Ellison the 
Applicant for said Order specifjing the time and place 
aforesaid where the said County Judge would be and attend 
to hear said appeal — At which time and place the said 
County Judge Attended and was present to hear the proofs 
and allegations of the parties. The appelant also appear- 
ed by Wm. H. Onderdonk his Council and Attorney and 
R. C. Underhill Esq appeared on the part of the Commis- 
sioners. And the said Charles Ellison the ap]5elant for the 
purpose of objecting to the Hearing of the Appeal : 1st on 
the Ground that due notice of the appeal had not been 
given the Commissioners and to the said ApjJelant : 2d that 
no appeal signed by the appelant was made and presented 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 185 

to the County Jiidge within twenty days from the Making 
or posting of the said order of said Commissioners, and 
that no Appeal whatever was taken thereto in any form 
within the said Twenty days : 3d That the appeal taken 
was not Made to the proper officer and therefore Moved 
that the said appeal be quashed or dismissed, and that the 
said County Judge would take no further Cognizance there- 
of — To this the Council for the appelatioh objected and 
insisted that the appeal was taken in time and the said 
commissioners by Council with Charles Ellison the appli- 
cant, here waved the first objection above taken, but insist- 
ed on the two last, and such proceedings were therefore 
that after hearing the proofs and allegations and the argu- 
ments of Council thereupon. The County Judge did decide 

Page 24. 

and adjudge that the said 2d objection, to wit: that the 
said Appeal was not made within the said twenty days from 
the making of said order by the said Commissioners, was a 
Valid objection to the hearing of said Appeal by the said 
County Judge, That the said appeal was Null and Void and 
of no effect. And the said County Judge did then and there 
dismiss said appeal and the same is hereby dismissed and 
Decided to be Null and Void. 
Dated December 22d 1849 

William J. Cogswell 
County Judge of Queens County 

Compared with the Original and entered 

by 

Jno E. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 



At the Anual Town Meeting held in and for the Town of 
North hempstead on Tuesday the second day of April 
Eighteen hundred and fifty, the following Named persons 



186 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Avere Elected Towu Officers for the eiisuin<i; 3'ear, Viz. — 
Sjlvanus S. Smith Supervisor, John R. Schenck Town Clerk. 
Elias Lewis Jr Justiceof the peace for the term of four j'ears 
from the last day of December next. Heurj Allen Com- 
missioner of highways for the term of three years. Stephen 
Beedle Assessor for the term of two years. RoViert H. 
Titus Superintendent of Common Schools. Leonard A. 
Seaman and Stephen Beedle Overseers of the Poor. Single- 
ton Mitchell and Jno E Schenck Trustees of Jones fund 
for the term of two years. Robert H. Titus and James B. 
Pinkuey Poundmasters. John Willis Collector. Thomas 
McKee, Samuel D. Hendrickson and Oliver Weeks Con- 
stables. Warren Mitchell and John Willis inspectors of 
Election in district Xo. 1, and Andrew J. Hegeman and O. 
W. Valentine in dis' No. 2, The following persons were ap- 
pointed Overseers of highways, Joseph L. Hewlett in dis- 
ti'ict Ko. 1. Benjamin W. Allen for No. 2. Henry Onder- 
donk for No. 3. John Euland for No. 4, William A. Mit- 
chell for No. 0. Charles Elison for No. 6. Robert Mitchell 
for No. 7. Peter Onderuonk for No. 8. Edward Mott for 
No. 9. Joseph O. Skilman for No. 10. George Allen for 
No. 11. Edward W. Leggett for No. 12. David W. Skid- 
more for No. 13. Leonard A. Seaman for No. 14. Henry 

Page 25. 

W. Piatt for No. 15. George Duryea for No. 16.' Martin 
Schenck for No. 17. James Van Wyck for No. 18. Ben- 
jamin Albertson for No. 19. Samuel Van Nostrand for No. 
20. Elias B. Higbie for No. 21. Joseph Post for No. 22. 
Leonard Mott for No. 23. Anning S. Mowbray for No. 24. 
Isaac E. Haviland for No. 25. Samuel E. Titiis for No. 26. 
Warren Mitchell for No. 27. Edward S. AVillitts for No. 28. 

By a resolution of the ])residing Officers Nehemiah Hay- 
den was appointed inspector of Election in district No. 1, 
and William M. Valentine in district No. 2. 

Report of the Trustees of Jones Fund read and ex- 
cepted. Resolution oiiered and accepted authorizing the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 187 

Overseers of the Poor to Raise money from time to time to 
support such of the Poor as the Jones fund were not able 
to take care of belonging to the Town of North hempstead. 
A Petition was Offered by Francis Skilman asking for 
himself and his heirs the privilege of Erecting a dock on the 
Town Commons at Roslyn adjoining his Land in the Town 
of North hempstead — Which was objected to on the Ground 
that there had been no Notice Given of the Application — 
And was by a Vote of the Meeting Laid on the table — Also 
one other petition offered by Charles C. Luyster Asking for 
himself a privilege of erecting a dock adjoining his Grist 
Mill — which was by the same objection and a vote of the 
Meeting Laid on the Table. 

Elias Lewis Ju ^ Justices 
John S. Wood > of the 

Wareen Mitchell ) Peace 

Compared with the Original and entered 

by John R. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 



Page 26. 

To the Commissioners of highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. 

The undersigned resident of said towm owning Land in sd 
town and liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, 
do apply to said Commissioners to alter the highway lead- 
ing from the Back road past the house of Isaac E. Havi- 
land to Hempstead harbour or Roslin as it is now called, 
Bounded as follows on the North by the land of Isaac E. 
Haviland and on the south by the laud of Thomas Firth 
and said Haviland. The proposed alteration passes through 
Enclosed and Cultivated lands of said Haviland who gives 
his consent to said Alteration. 

North Hempstead February 8th 1850. 

Isaac E. Haviland. 



188 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

At ;i meeting of the Comiuissioners of highways of the 
Town of North hempstead of the County of Queens at 
Hempstead Branch in said Town on the 30th day of April 
1850 All the said Commissioners having been Notified to At- 
tend the said meeting for the purpose of deliberating on the 
subject matter of this order. It is ordered and determined 
by the said commissioners that a highway be laid out in 
said town upon the application . of Isaac E. Haviland and 
passing through the improved lands of said Haviland who 
has consented thereto, said road or highway commencing 
at the westerly end thereof a little southwest of the dwell- 
ing of said Haviland on the east side of the highway leading 
from Hempstead harbour to the Village of Hempstead and 
running thence easterly till it intersects the road leading 
from Glen Cove to the Plains or Village of Hempstead and 
passing through the improved lands of said Haviland who 
has consented thereto. The courses ■& distances of said 
road or highway according to a survey made by John D. 
Cornelius as folloAvs, beginning at the west end of said high- 
way on the west of the highway leading from Hempstead 
Harbour to the village of Hempstead at a point bearing 
south one degree and a half east eleven chains from the 
North east corner of Hicks Albertson's Barn running thence 
south eighty seven degrees and east seventeen chains seven 
links, thence south eighty four degrees east seven chains 
two links, thence south eighty degrees and a half east live 
chains sixty three links, thence south twenty three degrees 
ten minutes east Nineteen chains eighty three links. It is 

Page 27. 

further ordered that the above described line be the North 
boundary of said highway and that the said highway l)e the 
AVidth of three and a half rods ; and it is further ordered 
that such parts of the present road or highway as ;ire not 
included in the Above description be and the same are 
hereby discontinued 

In Witness whereof the said Commissioners have here- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 189 

unto subscribed their names the 30th day of March 1850. 

George H. Horsfield ) Commissioners 

C of 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 

Compared with the Original and entered 

by John E. Schenck Town Clerk. 

To the commissioners of h'ghwajs of the Town of North 
hempstead and County of Queens. The undersigned resi- 
dent of the said Town owning lands in said town and liable 
to be assessed for highway labour thereon, do apply to said 
Commissioners to Alter the highway leading from John 
Firths by Issac E. Havilands to Hempstead Harbour or 
Roslyn, as is now called, bounded as follows, on the east 
by land of said Isaac E. Haviland and the west by lands 
of Hicks Albertson and Silas Albertson, the said Al- 
teration passes through enclosed and cultivated lands be- 
longing to Isaac E. Haviland, who gives his consent. 

North hempstead Feb'y 8th 1850. 

Isaac E. Haviland. 



At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at 
hempstead Branch in said town on the 30th day of March 
1850, All the Said Commissioners having been duly No- 
tified to attend the said meeting for the purpose of de- 
liberating on the subject Matter of this Order. It is 
ordered and determined by the said Commissioners that a 
highway be laid out in said town upon the Ap])lication of 
Isaac E. Haviland, and passing through the improved lands 
of said Haviland and Hicks Albertson who have consented 
thereto, said road commences (at the West side of the high- 
way leading from Roslin by the house of John Firth to 
Hempstead Plains) at the North East corner of a Barn be- 
longing to Hicks Albertson as said barn now Stands, run- 
ning thence on the west of said road or highway by a line fence 



100 hempstead town records. 

Page 28. 

Scratli one degree and a half east Nineteen Chains, thence 
South fifteen degrees east five chains and ten links, said 
highway to be three and a half rods wide from the Avest side 
boundary above described. And it is further Ordered that 
such parts of the present road as are not included in the 
Above description be, and the same are hereby discontinued. 

In witness whereof the Said Commissioners have here- 
unto subscribed their names the 30th day of March 1850. 

Geo. H. Horsfield ) Commissioners 

V of highways of 
Wright Fowler ) North hempstead. 

Compared with the Original and Entered 
by 

Jx'o R. SCHEXCK 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead and County of Queens. 

The undersigned resident of the Town of North hemp- 
stead and owning lands in said town and liable to be as- 
sessed for highway Labour therein, do apply to said Com- 
missioners to Alter the highway leading from Peter Onder- 
donks house to the steamboat dock in said town. As fol- 
lows, Commencing on the line between my land and the 
land of E. J. Moore, thence running a westerly course and 
on the North side of my tenant house now occupied by 
"William Place, untill it intersects the road leading from 
William L. Baxter's bridge to the steam boat dock ; the 
proposed Alteration passes through lands which are owTied 
and improved by me, who do hereby give my consent to 
Said Alteration. 

North hempstead March 20th 1850. 

Jacob Covert. 

Page 29. 

At a meeting of the commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North hem^Jstead and County of Queens At Man- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 191 

bassett in the said town on the tweuty sixth day of March 
eighteen hundred and fift}'. All the said commissioners 
having been dnly Notified to attend the said meeting, for 
the purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of this 
order. It is ordered and determined by the said commis- 
sioners that a highway be Altered and laid out in the said 
town upon the Application of Jacob Covert and said Alter- 
ation passing through lands improved of said Jacob Covert 
who has consented thereto, commencing on the line be- 
tween the said Jacob Coverts land and the land of E. J. 
Moore, thence running a westerly course and on the north 
side of the said Jacob Coverts tenant house now occupied 
by AVilliam Place, the courses and distances of said road 
according to a survey thereof, which the said commissioners 
have caused to be made as follows. Begining at a certain 
locust post three rods westerly of said Moore's land on the 
north side of said road running north five degrees west 148 
links north fifteen degrees west 74 links north 30f degrees 
west 70 links north 52^ degrees west 74 links north 70 de- 
grees west 875 links north 86^ degrees west 108 links, where 
it intersects the road leading from the Steam boat wharf to 
Reynold's mill dam, it is further ordered that the above 
described line be the Westerly and southerly line of said 
highway and that the said higlnvay be three rods wide. 

In witness whereof the Said Commissioners have here- 
unto subscribed their Names this March 26th 1850 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

AVright Fowler ) Highw^ays 
Compared and entered 

By Jno R. Schenck, Clerk 

We the Commissioners of highways in the Town of 
North hempstead and County of Queens, do hereby order 
that the said Town be and it is hereby divided into twenty 
eight road districts, as follows Viz., Road district No. 28 
shall embrace all the highway South of the Jericho Turn- 



192 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

pike that f(3rinerlj belonged to road district No. 22, and all 
the inhabitants liable to work on the highway residing 
therein shall be and are hereby Assigned to Work on said 
district No. 28, and the following Inhabitants out of said 
district is Assigned and required to work in the same. Viz 
Edward S. Willitts 

Dated North hempstead 

March 22 1850 Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

V of 

Wright Fowler S liio;hways. 

Page 30. 

At the Anual Town Meeting held in and for the Town 
of North Hempstead on Tuesday the first day of April 1851, 
The following persons were elected Yiz., Silvanus S. Smith 
Supervisor. John R. Schenck Town Clerk. Leonard A. 
Seaman Justice of the Peace for the term of four years from 
the last day of December next. Francis Skilmau Justice 
of the Peace to fill a Vacancy of four years from the first day 
of January last. Anning S. Mowbray Justice of the Peace 
to fill a vacancy of two years from the Last day of Decem- 
ber next. Hicks Albertson Commissioner of highways for 
the term of three years. William Henry Allen Assessor 
for the term of three years. Stephen Beedle and Beuj W. 
Allen Overseers of the Poor. Kobert H. Titus and James 
B. Piukne}' Pound masters. Warren Mitchell and John 
Willis inspectors of election in district No. 1. Elias B. 
Higbie and Andrew J. Hegeman in district No. 2. The fol- 
lowing persons w^ere appointed Overseers of highways. 
Joseph L. Hewlett for district No. One. Benjamin W. 
Allen for No. two. Henry Onderdonk for No. 3. William 
Kemsen for No. 4. William L. Mitchell for No. 5. Charles 
Ellison for No. 6. Robert Mitchell for No. 7. Peter Onder- 
donk for No. 8. Joseph O. Hegeman for No. 9. Edmon 
Willetts for No. 10. James B. Pinkney for No. 11. Town- 
send S. Jackson for No. 12. David W. Skidmore for No. 
13. Leonard A. Seaman for No. 14. James P. Smith for 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 193 

No. 15. George Duryea for No. 16. Martin Sclienck for 
No. 17. James Van Wyck for No. 18. Silas Albertson for 
No. 19. William P. Willis for No. 20. Henry Titus for 
No. 21. Joseph Post for No. 22. Leonard Mott for No. 
23. Valentine Willis for No. 24. Isaac E. Haviland for 
No. 25. Samuel R. Titus for No. 26. Warren Mitchell for 
No. 27. Edward S. Willetts for No. 28. 

Nehemiah Hayden in district No. one and William M. 
Valentine in district No. two were appointed inspectors of 
Elections by the presiding Officer of said Meeting 

The Report of the Trustees of Jones Fund Read and ex- 
septed. 

Resolved, that the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised on the Town this present year for the support of 
the Poor. 

Warren Mitchell Justice of the Peace. 

Jn'o R. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 

Page 31. 

We the Commissioners of Highwa}^ in the Town of North 
hempstead in the County of Queens. 

Do hereby Order that the Road running from Charles 
Ellisons to Isaac E. Havilands be divided between number 
Six and Nineteen road districts in manner as follows. Viz., 
the western part of said road from Charles Ellisons to where 
it intersects the road running from Hempstead Harbour to 
Benjamin Albertsons is hereby added to Number Six, And 
the remainder of said road to district Number Nineteen, 
and the following inhabitants shall be recpiired to work on 
the Mentioned district. William Verity. 

Henry Allen ^ Commissioners 
Hicks Albertson > of 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 

Compared by the original and Entered 

By 

Jno R. Schenck Town Clerk. 



194 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS 



Page 32. 



I do hereby release to the Town of North Hempstead All 
claim to damages by reason of the Laying Out of a Road 
and opening the highway through my Lands by Order of 
the Commissioners dated the first day of September eigh- 
teen hundred and fort}' nine. 

In witness Whereof I have hereto set my hand and Seal 
this Sixth day of March eighteen hundred and fifty one. 
"Witness Present 

Jn R. Schenck . Hicks Albertson (Sj 

The foregoing release compared with the 

Original and Entered 

by Me 

Jn R. Schenck. 

Town Clerk. 

I do hereby release to the Town of North Hempstead in 
Consideration of the Sum of Four hundred eighty seven 
xV°o dollars paid to me by Hicks All)ertson one of the Com- 
missioners of said town. All Claims to damages by reason 
of the Laying out and opening of a HigliAvay through my 
lands by order of the Commissioners of HigliAvays dated 
the first day of September 1849. 

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal 
this Sixth day of March 1851. 
Witness 

Richard Albertson Richard Eldert (S) 

The foregoing release compared with the 
Original and Entered 

By Jn'o R. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 

Page 33. 

To Hicks Albertson, Henry Allen tl Wright Fowler Com- 
missioners of highways Of the Town of North hempstead. 

The Undersigned residents of Sd Town owners of Land 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 195 

tliereiu & liable to be taxed for liigliway labour, hereby 
make Application to Alter the hiohway leading ffom Glen 
Cove to a point named Hicks' Corner, Sd alteration com- 
meucing Near the Kesidence of James Post running a 
short distance in a southerly by the residence of John 
Velsor, the proposed Alteration runs through lands of James 
Post, John Velsor <fe Stephen R. Hicks, who hereby consent 
to the Alteration. 

Dated Westbury Nov. 10th 1851. 

James Post. 

Stephen E. Hicks. 

John Velsor. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North hempstead Queens Co at Westbnry in Sd 
town the fifteenth of Nov 1851, All the Sd Commissioners 
being duly notified to attend for the purpose of deliberat- 
ing on the subject of this Order. It is ordered & deter- 
mined l)y the Commissioners that the highway be changed 
ct laid out in Sd Town upon the Application of James Post, 
Stephen R. Hicks & John Velsor, who have consented 
thereto said Alteration nearly opposite westerly of James 
Posts House, running a Southerly Course towards the Turn- 
pike the courses and distances of Sd Alteration according 
ta a Survey thereof is as follow s ; Begining at a point Eight 
& three quarter links easterly (jf a Cherry Tree & runing 
Seven Chains & twenty Six links South eighteen and a half 
degrees east Ar eight chains South seventeen and a half de- 
grees east — It is further ordered that the above described 
line be the westerly line of said road tt that the highway 
be three rods wide to the East of Said line The Sd John 
Velsor is to put the New road in traveling order before 
closing the Old Road. 

In witness whereof the Said Commissioners have here- 
unto Subscribed their Names the 15tli of Novndj 1851. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

} of 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 



196 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Compared with the Original & euteretl 

By Jn'o R. Schexck Tt)wii Cleik 

Notice Posted Nov 4th 1851. 



Page 34. 

At the Anual town Meeting hekl in and for the Town of 
North herapstead On tuesdaj the 6th day of April 1852. 
Present AYarren Mitchell, Leonard A. Seaman, Anniug S. 
Mowbray And Francis Skillman Justices of the Peice, pre- 
siding. The following Persons were Chosen Town OfHcers 
for the ensuing Year. Viz., Silvauus S. Smith Supervisor. 
Jn'o R. Schenck Town Clerk. AVarren Mitchell for Justice 
of the Peace for the term of four Years from the Last .day 
of December Next. George D. Ketcham Assessor for the 
term of three Years. Wright Fowler Commissioner of 
Highways for the term of three Years. John Willis Col- 
lector. Robert H. Titus Superintendent of Common Schools, 
Stephen Beedle it Benjamin W^. Allen Overseers of the 
Poor. John R. Schenck and Richard Alliertson Trustees 
of Jones Fund for two Years. John R, Seaman, Thomas 
Mc Kee and Samuel B. Hendrickson Constables. Warren 
Mitchell and John Willis Inspectors of Election in district 
No. 1. John S. Wood and Elias B. Higbie in district No. 
2. Nehemiah Hayden in distiict No. 1, and William Skid- 
more in district No. 2, Were Appointed inspectors of Elec- 
tion in their Respective districts. 

The following Persons were Appointed Overseers of 
Highways — for district No. 1 Joseph L. Hewlett. Dis No. 
2 Wm M. Smith. No. 3 Richard Allen Ju. No. 4 Charles 
W. Rogers, dis't No. 5 George D. Ketcham. No. 6 Charles 



ElHson. No. 7 Robert Mitchell. No. 8 James M. Onder- 
douk. No. 9 Joseph O. Hegeman. No. 10 Cornelius Rap- 
elyea. No. 11 Jn'o R. Schenck. No. 12 John Taterson. 
No. 13 Henry M. Thom. No. 14 Leonard A. Seaman. 
No. 15 James P. Smith. No. 16 George H. Horsfield. No. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 197 

17 Martin Sclienck. No. 18 Natlianiel Pearsall. No. 19 
Hicks Albertson. No. 20 Epliram Valentine. No. 21 Henry 
Titus. No. 22 Josepli Post. No. 23 Townsend Jackson. 
No. 24 William Willis. No. 25 Isaac E. Haviland. No. 26 
John Hendrickson. No. 27 Warren Mitchell. No. 28 
Richard Powell Jur. 

Resolved — That the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised the present year for the Support of the Poor. 

Page 35. 

A Petition was Offered Viz., the undersigned residents of 
the Village of Roslyn, Respectfully request of the Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of North Hempstead permission to Ap- 
propriate for their use for the Term of five Years, a sufficient 
space on the Vacant Lot of Land — if Any there is belong- 
ing to the Town, Lying in front of Daniel Bogart Ju' Store in 
said Village — Upon which to erect a building Not Over 
Sixteen feet Square fronting Sd Bogarts Store to be used for 
the purpose of a Market, the Rent thereof to be One dollar 
per Annum to be Paid to the Overseers of the Poor of Said 
Town. — And the Undersigned under penalty of forfeiting 
this permission Agree not to kill or allow any butchering 
upon Said Premises. 

Which was Granted by A Vote of the Meeting 

Francis Skilman Justices 

Warren Mitchell of 

Leonard A. Seamen the 

Anning S. Mowbray Peace. 

Entered By Jno R. Schenck 

Town Clerk. 

To the Commissioners of highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. 

The undersigned a resident of the town Aforesaid owning 
Lands and liable to be Assessed for highway Labor therein 
hereby Apply to said commissioners to Alter the two herein 
After described highways, as follows, the One leading from 



198 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the village of Tloslyn and the North Hempstead and Flush- 
ing turnpike to Montrose in said Town — the Second, that 
part of the highway leading from the highway' that Leads 
from liosljn to Montrose as may be found between sd lioad 
leading to Montrose and a certain Appletree named in a 
record of a highway leading to Beedles Landing, As laid out 
by the Commissioners and dated the Seventh day of Novem- 
ber in the Year 1818, And recorded in the Clerks office of the 
Town of North Hempstead. The west line of the Hist above 
Named roads to commence at a point one hundred and 
thirty three feet from, and Northerly of the North east cor- 
ner of the Land of Stephen A. Ketchum Avhere said Corner 

Page 36. 

Adjoins the land of the undersigned and measuring in a 
Northerly direction and on the West line of the above nam- 
ed turnpike, runing thence North four (4f) degrees and 
three quarters East about thirty six rods (36) or as far as 
the land of the undersigned now extends North and untill 
it meets the Land of James Mott Ju, three rods wide on the 
easterly side of said line. 

The Southerly and westerly line of the Second above 
named road to commence at a point One hundread and thirty 
five (135) feet and three (3) inches from and Northerly of 
and measuring on the Westerlj' side of the Road first above 
named road as leading to Montrose at its place of begining 
thence running a courese South eighty nine and one half 
(89^) degrees West three chains and eight (3.08) links to an 
angle in the road, thence North sixteen (16) degrees West 
four chains and eighty three and one half links (4.83^) to 
the Apple tree before Named — three rods wide on the North- 
erly and Easterly side of said line. 

And the undersigned prays that the Commissioners may 
order that he may be allowed to take in and enclose any 
land beyond the limits of three rods wide that may now^ be 
open. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 199 

The proposed Alteration passes through the lands of the 
undersigned, who hereby consents to said Alteration. 

Eoslyn March 29th 18-32. Francis Skilman 



To the commissioners of highways of the Tcwn of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. 

The undersigned, a resident of Said Town liable to be 
assessed for highway labor in said town, hereby Applys to 
the commissioners of highways of said town to lay out a 
new road of the width of three rods through the enclosed 
lands of the undersigned, who hereby consents to the same — • 
as follows — The southerly line of the road to commence at 
the bend or angle in the road leading to Beedles landing, 
and at a jioint three chains and eight (3.08) links from the 
road leading to Montrose, and measuring on the southerly 
side of the highway leading to Beedles lauding above said 

Page 37. 

thence & in continuation of the eastermost part of the 
aforesaid highway leading to Beedles Landing South eighty 
nine and one half (89^) degrees west three chains and Six 
(3.06) links to the land lately sold by the undersigned to 
Hicks Albertson, Bichard Albertson and Jacob M. Kirby, 
three rods wide on the Northerly side of said line. 

Boslyn Mfirch 29th 1852. 

F. Skillman 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of Ncntli Hempstead in the County of Queens at Kos- 
lyn in said Town on the 3d day of April 1852, All the said 
Commissioners having been duly notified to attend the said 
meeting for the purpose of deliberating on the sul)ject mat- 
ter of this order — It is ordered that upon the application of 
Francis Skillman to alter and confiim the two hereinafter 
discribed highways passing througli his lands discribed as 
follows. The first leading from the village of Boslyn and 



'200 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

the North Hempstead auil Fhishing turnpike to Montrose 
in Said Town. 

The Second that part of the highway leading from the 
highway that leads from Eosljn to Montrose as may be 
found between said road leading to Montrose and a certain 
Apple tree named in a Record of a highway leading to 
Beedles Lauding as laid out by the Commissioners the sev- 
enth da}' of November in the Year 1818 and on Eecord in 
the Town Clerks Office of the Town of North Hempstead. 

The courses and distances of the first above named road 
according to a survey thereof which the said Commission- 
ers have caused to be made are as follows. Begining at a 
point One hundread and thirty three feet from and Norther- 
\\ of the North east corner of the Land of Stephen A. 
Ketchum where said corner adjoins the land of Francis 
Skillman and Measuiiug in a Northerh* direction and on 
the Westerlj' line of the above named Turnpike, running 
thence North four and three quarters degrees East about 
thirty six rods or as far as the Laud of Francis Skillman 
now extends North and untill it meets the land of James 
Mott Ju. It is further ordered the above described line be 
the west side of said hi^hwav and that the said highway be 
the Width of three Eods Saving and excepting so much as 

Page 38. 

may be owned and occupied by the aforesaid Turnpike 
Company and near the point where this highway and the 
Turnpike meet, and it is further ordered that where Francis 
Skillman throws open the Land three rods wide for this 
highway that may now be enclosed, he may in considera- 
tion of Land thus thrown open b}' him for straituing said 
road leading to Montrose, may enclose the Small piece of 
land that now lies open the same being part of the Old 
road and on the easterly side of this road and nearly in 
front of his Dwelling House, and adjoining his field that 
lies South of John Tattersons dwelling house, but the m- 
closure to extend no further south than the range of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 201 

northerly side of the highway leading to Beedles Landing 
The courses and distances of the second above named 
Road accordiug to a survey thereof which the said commis- 
sioners have caused to be made are as follows. Begining 
at a point One hundread and thirty five feet and three iDches 
from and Northerly of and measuring on the westerly line 
of the first above mentioned road as leading to Montrose at 
the place of begining, thence runing a course South eighty 
nine and one half (89^) degrees West three chains and eight 
(8) links to a bend or angle in the highway, thence North 
Sixteen degrees west four (4) chains and eighty three & one 
half (83^) links to the Appletree named in a record of this 
highway as laid the seventh day of November 1818. It is 
further Ordered that the above described line be the South 
and west side of said highway, and that the said highway 
be of the width of three rods ; and it is further ordered that 
when Francis Skillman throws open the Land three rods 
wide for this highway that may now be enclosed, he may 
take in and enclose the land at the bend or angle in this 
road and now lying open and used as a part of the high- 
way that may be beyond the width of three rods from the 
south and west line of this highway. And we further order 
that this highway shall extend eastward from the place of 
begining in surveying this road untill it reaches the turn- 
pike and that it be of the width of three rods. And it is 
further ordered and determined after due deliberation by 
the said commissioners that a highway be laid out in the 
said town upon the application of Francis Skillman passing 

Page 39. 

through his lands, he having consented thereto, the said 
road commencing at the bend or angle in the road leading 
to Beedles Lauding running thence Westerly untill it 
reaches the Land Lately sold by Francis Skillman to Hicks 
Albertson and (3tliers. 

The courses and distances of said road according to a 
survey thereof which the said Commissioners have caused 



202 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

to be made are as follows. Begining at the bond or angle 
in the road leading to Beedles Lauding and at a point 
three chains and eight links from the Road leading to Mon- 
trose, and measuring on the Southerly side of the road 
leading to Beedles Landing aforesaid, thence and in con- 
tinuation of the eastermost part of the aforesaid road lead- 
ing to Beedles Landing, South Eighty nine and one half 
degrees AVest three chains and Six links to the land lately 
sold by F. Skillman to Hicks Albertsou, Richard Albertson 
and Jacob M. Kirby. It is furtlier ordered tliat tlie above 
described line be the south side of said Highway, and that 
the said highway be of the width of three rods. 

In Witness whereof the said Commissioners have here- 
unto subscribed their names the 3rd day of April 1852. 

Wright Fowler ) Commissioners 

[ of 

Hicks Albertsox ) Highways. 

Compared with the Original 

and Entered 

by 
Jx'o R. ScHENCK Town Clerk. 

Notice Posted the 4th day of November 1852 & Remained 
posted on the outer door of the place of Last Town Meet- 
ing for the space of twenty da^s or More, the said Notice 
being a correct Copy of the above order & proceeding of Sd 
Commissioners 

John R. Schenck Town Clerk. 



Page 40. 

To Hicks Albertsou, Wright Fowler and Henry Allen 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead in Queens County. 

The undersigned residents of Said Town and- owning land 
therein and liable to be assessed for highway labor therein; 
hereby makes application to you to Alter the highway Leading 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 203 

from the store of Elias Lewis to John Titus past the house 
of Elias Lewis in front of the premises of said Elias Lewis. 
The proposed alteration passes through lands of James 
Post who hy his signature hereto gives his consent to Said 
Alteration 

Dated Sept 22 1852 

Elias Lewis Jr 
James Post 

To the Commissioners of highways above named. We 
do hereby Signify Our consent to the proposed alteration 
mentioned in the above application. 

Dated North hempstead Sep 22d 1852 

Elias Lewis Jr 
James Post 

Queens County } 

Town of North Hemp'd ^ "^^ ^• 

It is herel)y ordered and determined by Wright Fowler 
and Hicks Albertson the commissioners of highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, all the said commissioners hav- 
ing been duly notified to attend and deliberate on the sub- 
ject of this Order that a highway be changed and laid Out 
in the said town, upon the application of Elias Lewis Jr 
and James Post, Commencing nearly opposite the line be- 
tween Elias Lewis and John Titus and running thence west- 
erly past the House of Elias Lewis partly through the im- 
proved lands of James Post who has consented thereto. 
The courses and distances of said road according to a survey 
thereof which the Commissioners caused to be made, are as 
follows ; Begining at a point south Seventy six degrees East 
twenty three links from the East side of an Apple tree now 
standing nearly Opposite Elias Lewis' and John Titus's di- 
vision fence, and from said point south Eighty one and 1 
half degrees west twelve chains and forty one links where 
it Intersects the present highway. It is further ordered 
that the above described line be the south side boundary of 
said highway, and that the highway be of the width of three 



204 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

rods "witle to the North of said south Hue. In Witness 

whereof the Commissiouers have hereunto subscribed their 

names this thirtieth day of Sep't 1852 

Hicks Albektson Commissioners 

of 
Wright Fowler Highways. 

Entered by 

Jno E. Schenck 

Clerk. 
Notice Posted Nov 4th 1852. 

Page 41. 

We the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead in the Count}^ of Queens 

Do hereby order That road district No. 2 shall embrace 
all of the highway commencing at the North Granery of John 
Allen and ruuiug to the Beach in front of AVilliam M. 
Smith's house at the bottom of Great Neck, and all the in- 
habitants liable to work on the Highways residing therein 
shall be and are hereby Assigned to work on Said district 
No. 2. 

Witness our hands this nineteenth day of March 1853 

Henry Allen ") Commissioners 

[ °^ 

Hicks Albertson) Highways. 

Compared and entered by 

Jn'o E. Schenck Town Clerk. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens 

I the undersigned A person liable to be assessed for 
highway Labor in sd Town do hereby appl}- to the Commis- 
siouers of highways of Said Town To accept and lay out a 
road as the fences now Stand and long used by the publick 
through the lands of said subscriber not now enclosed, who 
has consented to the laying out of said Eoad by signing 
this petition ; As follows ; Begining at A certain Chestnut 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 205 

tree on the soiitlieily side road adjoining the road running 
from Roslyn to Montrose, and running an easterly course to 
the Turnpike, said road being as the fences now stand aljout 
two rods wide. 

Hemp'd Harbour 24th March 1853. 

James Mott Jr 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at the 
locality of road at Roslyn in said Town on the 24th March 
1853, all the Commissioners having been duly notified to 
attend the said Meeting for the purpose of deliberating on 
the subject of this order upon the application of James 
Mott Jr a resident in said Town and liable to be Assessed 
to work on the highways therein, for the laying out of the 
Highway hereafter described through the Land of the said 
James Mott Jr, said road being now and for a long time used 
by the public ; It is ordered determined and certified That a 

PaCxE 42. 

public highway shall be and the same is hereby laid out 
pursuant to said application as follows to wit ; 

Begining at a certain chestnut Tree on the Southerly 
side of this Road adjoining the road running from Roslin 
to Montrose and runing an Easterly course to the Turn- 
pike, said road being as the fence now stands about two 
Rods wide. 

Witness our hands this twenty fourth of March 1853 

Henry Allen Commissioners 

of 
Hicks Albertson Highways. 

We the Commissioners of Highways in the Town of 
North hempstead and County of Queens, do hereby order 
that the road laid out by us on the twenty fourth of March 
Inst, be and is hereby added to district No. 12 to be worked 
by the Overseer of said district to which said road adjoins 



200 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Witness onr liaiids this twenty fourth day of March 1853 

Henry Allen Commissioners 

of 
Hicks Albertson Highways. 

Compared witli the Original and entered 

by Jno R. Schenck Town Clerk. 



Page 43. 

At the anual town meeting held in and for the Tow^n of 
North Hempstead on the first Tuesday of April 1853 at the 
House of George Norton Mauhasset. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Fund for the Support 
of the Poor of the Towns of Oysterbay and North Hemp- 
stead was read and excepted. 

The following persons was appointed Overseers of High- 
ways Viz., Joseph L. Hewlett for district No. 1. Henry 
Allen for dist No. 2. Richard Allen Jr No. 3. William J, 
Mott No. 4. George D. Ketclmm for No. 5. Charles El- 
lison for No. 6. Robert Mitchell for No. 7. James M. 
Onderdouk No. 8. Joseph O. Hegeman for No. 9, John 
Miller No. 10. George Allen for No. 11. John Taterson 
for No. 12. Henry M. Thorn No. 13. Leonard A. Seaman 
No. 14. James P. Smith for No. 15. Isaac U. Willitts 
No. 16. Stimeson Powel No. 17. Nathaniel Pearsall No. 
18. Silas Albertson No. 19. Ephraim Yalentine No. 20. 
Silas C: Titus No. 21. Stephen Post No. 22. Edward 
Mott No. 23. William Willis for No. 24. Isaac E. Havi- 
land No. 25. John Hendrickson No. 26. Warren Mitchell 
No. 27. Richar.T Powel Jr No. 28. William M. Smith 
No. 29. 



The following named persons were elected. John S. 
Wood Supervisor.^ John R. Schenck Towm Clerk. Ste- 
phen Bedle Assessor. George H. Horsfield Justice of the 
Peace. Thomas Mc Kee Collector. Valentine Willis Com- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 207 

missioner of liighways. Stephen Beedle aucl Benjamin W. 
Allen Overseers of tlie Poor. John R. Seaman, Samuel 
Hendricksou and AVilliam P. Weeks Constables. John 
Willis and Warren Mitchell Inspectors of Election for dis- 
trict No. 1. Elias B. Higbie and Daniel Bogart Jr for No. 
2. John Charlick and Thomas Mc Kee Pound Masters. 
Nehemiah Hayden was appointed inspector of election for 
district No. 1, and Joseph Dodge for district No. 2. 

Resolved that the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for the Poor Masters for temporary relief. 

Warren Mitchell j Justices 
Francis Skillman V of the 
Leonard A. Seaman j Peace. 

John R. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Compared with the Original and 

Entered by Jn'o R. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Page 44. 

To the Commissioners of highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. 

We the undersigned Isaac E. Haviland and Frederick 
Heudrickson residents of said Town and liable to be as- 
sessed for Highway labour therein do hereby make appli- 
cation to you the said Commissioners to alter the highway 
leading from the Red Ground to the Cross Roads past the 
House of the said Frederick Hendrickson. The proposed 
alteration passes through enclosed or cultivated land of the 
aforesaid Isaac E. Haviland who consents thereto. Dated 
18th No'v 1850 

Isaac E-. Haviland 
Frederick Hendrickson 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at Ros- 
lyn in the said Town on the eighteenth day of No'v 1850, all 
the said Commissioners having been duly Notified to Attend 



208 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

the said Meetinr^ for tlie purpose of deliberatin<i; on tlie sub- 
ject Matter of this order, it is ordered aud determined by 
the said Commissioners upon the Application & by the Con- 
sent of Isaac E. Haviland, through whose hmds the Altera- 
tion hereafter described is to be made, that the highway 
leading from the Red Ground to the cross Roads past the 
House of Frederick Hendrickson be altered according to 
the following survey which was caused to be made thereof 
as follows. To wit, begining at a bunch of Chesnut trees 
about fift\' Rods south of the aforesaid Hendrickson house 
and on the West line of the highway runing North 15^ west 
21 chains where it intersects the west line of the Glencove 
bighway. the Above described line is the west line of the 
highway Changed, and that the said alteration be of the 
width of the original Record. 

In Witness whereof the Commissioners of Highways of 
said Town have hereiinto subscribed their Names this 18th 
day of November 1850 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

( ^^ 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 

Compared with the Original & entered 

Bj Jn R. Schenck Town Clerk. 

Page 45. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. The undersigned 
residents of said Town and liable to be assessed for high- 
way labor therein, do apply to said Commissioners to alter 
the highway leading from George Durj'eas Wood Land to the 
Flushing a'jd North Hempstead Turnpike road in said Town 
as follows. Begining at a certain Stake in the North east- 
erly corner of Horation G. Onderdonk's Avood land runing 
North 35^ degrees West 3 Chains 23 links. North 10 de- 
grees Avest 11 Chains. The proposed alteration passes 
through the lands of John Applebee who gives his consent 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 209 

to Said alteration. In Witness whereof I liave hereunto 
subscribed my name the 19th day of September 1853 

William Hicks. John ArrLEBEE 



At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens at Roslyn in the said 
town on the fifth day of December 1853, all the said Com- 
missioners met and deliberated on the subject embraced in 
this order. It is ordered and determined by the said Com- 
missioners that a highway be changed and laid out in the 
said town upon the Application of John Applebee, and pass- 
ing through the improved lands of John Applebee who have 
consented thereto, said road commences the Northeasterly 
Corjier of a Certain piece of woodland formerly owned by 
Samuel W^illis, now by Horatio G. Onderdonk, and the 
North westerly corner of George Duryeas wood land and 
runs a Northerly course to the North Hempstead and Flush- 
ing turnpike road, the courses and distances of said road 
according to a Survey thereof which the said Commissioners 
have caused to be made are as follows. Begining at a 
Stake put down in the North Easterly corner of Horatio 
G. Onderdonks Wood Land, thence runing north thirty live 
one quarter degrees West three chains and twenty three 
links, thence North ten degrees West eleven Chains, and to 
where it intersects the road runing to the aforesaid Turn- 
pike road. It is further Ordered that the above described 
line be the westerly line of said road, and that the said 
highway be of the width of three rods. In witness whereof 
the said Commissioners have hereunto Subscribed their 
names December 5tli 1853. 

Valentine Willis ) Commissioners 
Wright Fowler > of 

Hicks Albertson ) Highw^ays 

Compared with the Original and entered 

By Jn E. Schenck Town Clerk. 



210 hempstead town records. 

Page 46. 

At the Aunal Town Meeting held in and for the Town 
of North Hempstead on the fourth day of A])ril Eighteen 
Hundred and Fifty Four 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Fund for the support 
of the Poor was presented and read to the Meeting and ac- 
cepted 

The folloM-iug persons were appointed Overseers of High- 
ways for the ensuing year. District Xo. 1, Joseph L. 
Hewlett. Xo. 2, Henry Allen. Xo. 3, John H. Wooley. 
Xo. 4, Eoswell Eldred. Xo. 5, George D. Ketchum. Xo. 
6, Eiehardson Layton. Xo. 7, Robert Mitchell. Xo. 8, 
James M. Moore Xo. 9, Joseph O. Hegeman. Xo. 10, 
James Hewlett. Xo. 11, George Allen. Xo. 12, John Tat- 
terson. Xo. 13, Henry M. Thorne. Xo. 14, Zebulon Sear- 
ing. Xo. 15, Henry Piatt. Xo. 16, Hewlett Duryea. Xo. 
17, Stimerson Powell. Xo. 18, David Williams. Xo. 19 
Silas Albertson. Xo. 20, Ephraim Valentine. Xo. 21, Si- 
las C. Titus. Xo. 22, Stephen Post. Xo. 23, Edward 
Mott. Xo. 24, Henry D. Hall. Xo. 25, Isaac E. Haviland. 
Xo. 26, John Hendrickson. Xo. 27, Warren Mitchell. Xo. 
28, Eichard Powell Junior. Xo. 29, William M. Smith. 
Xo, 30, Jacob Schenck. 

The following persons were elected Town Officers for the 
ensuing year Viz., John M. Clark Supervisor. James M. 
Stilwell Town Clerk Francis Skillman Justice of the Peace 
for the term of Four Years from the last day of December 
next, Joseph O. Hegeman Assessor for the term of Three 
Tears. Hicks Albertson Commissioner of Highways for 
Three Years. Samuel Burt and Oliver Weeks Overseers of 
the Poor. George Allen Collector. John R. Seaman, 
Samuel Hendrickson, William P. Weeks, Constables. John 
H. Chapman Superintendent of common Schools. Daniel 
Bogart Jun'r and Joseph Hendrickson Trustees of Jones 
Fund for two Years. Inspectors of Election District Xo. 
1, John H. Chapman and Stephen B. Smith. Xo. 2 David 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 211 

D. Kirby and Joliii Maekey. The Board of Inspectors ap- 
pointed Neliemiali Harden inspector of Election for Dis- 
trict No. 1, and J. Louis Poillon inspector of Election for 
District No. 2. Pound Masters Henry 8. Layton Jun'r and 
Robert Seaman. 

Page 47. 

Resolved — That the Town raise for relief of the Poor, 
Two Hundred and fifty dollars the present year. 

Warren Mitchell ^ Justices 
George H. Horsfield > of the 
Francis Skillman ) Peace. 

John R. Schenck Clerk. 

Compared with the original and 

Entered l)y James M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in tlie County of Queens at 
Great Neck, John Allen's in the said town on the 7th day 
of February 1854, all the said Commissioners having been 
duly notified to attend the said meeting for the purpose of 
delil)erating on the subject matter of this order. It is 
ordered and determined by the said Commissioners to 
Change the road from the East side of John Allen's Barn 
to the West side of his Hovel upon the a2:)plication of said 
John Allen, and passing through the improved lands of 
said John Allen, who has consented thereto. Said road 
Commences at the Southerly end of a stone fence owned 
and occupied by Edward L. Treadwell, and on the line be- 
tween the said Edward L. Treadwell and John Allen's land, 
thence rimning a Southerly course 15 chains and 35 links 
to where it intersects the road that leads from Haydens 
Store to the Bay Northerly of Richard Udell's Mill Pond; 
it is further ordered that the above described line be the 
Easterly side of said highway, and that the said Highway 



212 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

be two rods wide. In witness whereof the said Commis- 
sioners have hereunto snhscribed tlieir names this 7th (hij 

of February 1854. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

^YRIGHT Fowler j Highways 

The above change is tcj take effect 
when the said John Allen makes the new 
road as good as the old road is. 

Comiiared with the Original and entered 

by James M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 
Page 48. 

Queens County > 

Town of North Hempstead y ' 

Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the office of overseer 
of Highways for road district number 12 in said Town, by 
reason of the neglecting of John Tatterson to accept of 
said office, but elected to said office. Now therefore we the 
undersigned the Commissioners of highways of said town, 
all of the said Commissioners having been duly notified to 
attend and deliberate on the subject of this warrent; do 
hereby appoint William H. Willis overseer of highways of 
and for the said road district number 12 in said town to fill 
the said vacancy. 

Given under our hands May 18th 1854 

Hicks Albertson Commissioners 

of 
Yalentixe AVillis Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered 

by James M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 



Whereas a road leading from the Plains through the 
Brush Hollow to Oysteibay line in the toAvn of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens, and which has been 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 213 

used as a highway, was laid out by the Commissioners of 
said County on the Eighth day of April 1706, but not suffi- 
ciently described of record. 

We the undersigned the Commissioners of highways of 
North Hempstead town, having met and deliberated on the 
subject, do order that said road be ascertained described 
and entered of record in the Clerks Office of said Town ; 
and the said Commissioners do further order that the de- 
scription Courses and distances of said highway be accord- 
ing to a survey which has been made under their direction 
as follows. Beginning at a point bearing South 8^ degrees 
West from the East chimney of Eichard Powels dwelling 
House, and North 86 degrees West of the East chimney of 
Jackson PoAvels dwelling House at the West side of a road 
leading from Westbury to the Plains, passing Thomas Eud- 
gards and Eichard Powels, said point being designated by 
a certain stake, and running thence South 44^ degrees West 
14 Chains and 4 links ; thence South 46 degrees West 34 
chains and 63 links, thence South 52^ degrees West 16 
chains and 42 links, thence South 43f degrees West 5 chains 
and 72 links to a highway leading from Westbury Depot to 
the plains, the said courses and distances are the North 

Page 49. 

westerly line of said road, and said road be of the width of 
Six rods. 

Witness our hands this third day of May 1854 

Hicks Albektson ^ Commissioners 
Valentine Willis > of 

Wkight Fowlek ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered 

By James M. Stilwell 

T<nvn Clerk. 

Know all men by these presents that we whose names are 
hereunto attached, for value received do hereby release all 
claims to damages, except for fence, by reason of the laying 



214 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

out and opeiiinti; of a highway, said liighAvay Commencing 
at a point on the land of Ann E. Cairns where the first fence 
to the Eastward of the large Oak tree at the top of the hill 
adjoining the residence of s;iid Ann E. Cairns intersects the 
road leading to Cedar Swamp, running thence in a North- 
erly direction through lands of Ann E. Cairns and Stephen 
Tabor in a direct line to the west end of said Stephen Tabors 
barn or hovel, thence in a North Easterly direction through 
lands of Stephen Tabor and Jacol) C. Mott to the South 
end of said Jacob C. Motts' Mill dam, thence in a Northerly 
direction across said Mill dam, Then ; Commencing near 
the South West corner of land l)elonging to Benjamin Mott, 
running in a rather North Westerly direction through laud 
of Benjamin Mott and William Underhill to the land of 
Isaac E. Haviland, Stephen Tabor, Samuel T. Tal)or and 
James M. Bayles, thence on the land of said Isaac E. Havi- 
land, Stephen Tabor, Samuel T. Tabor and James M. Bay- 
les adjoining said Underhill's land to a point from four to 
Six rods North of said Underhill's most Northerly Cross 
fence, thence in a North Easterly direction through land of 
said Underbill and Benjamin Mott to laud of Weeks, Quirk 
& Co., thence through land of said Weeks Quirk & Co., in 
a Northerly direction through the hollow to the highway 
leading from Glenwood to Cedar Swamp. The first named 
starting point being the Easterly line of said highway. 

Page 50. 

In witness whereof Ave have hereunto set our hands and 
Seals this 30th day of March 1854 

Ann E. Caiiins (S) 

Stephen Tabok (S) 

Jacob C. Mott (S) 

Benjamin Mott (S) 

Wm Underhill (S) 

Isaac E. Haviland (S) 

Sam'l T. Tabor (S) 

Wm. M. Weeks (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 215 

Compared with the Origiual 
and entered By 

Jas. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Town of North Hempstead ^ 

Queens County ^ ' • ' • 

We the undersigned freehohlers of the town of North 
Hempstead in said County, who are not interested in the 
hinds through which the highway hereinafter described is 
proposed to be hiid, nor of kin to the owners thereof, hav- 
ing met on the day of the date hereof at the house of . . . . 
in said town, do hereby certify that after hav- 
ing been duly sworn we personally examined the route of 
the said proposed highway and heard the reasons offered 
for and against the laying out of the Same, and that in our 
opinion it is necessary and proper to lay out such highway 
pursuant to the a])plication of Coles Carpenter and others. 
Commencing at a point in the land of Ann E. Cairns where 
the fiist fence to the Eastward of the large Oak tree at the 
Top of the Hill adjoining the residence of said Ann E. 
Cairns intersects the road leading to Cedar Swamp, said 
point being in the Easterly line of said New Road, running 
thence in a Northerly direction through lands of Ann E. 
Cairns and Stephen Tabor in a direct line to the west end 
of said Stephen Tabor's Barji, thence in a North Easterly 
direction through the lands of Stephen Tabor and Jacob C. 
Mott to South end of said Jacob C. Mott Mill dam, thence 
in a Northerly direction along said Mill dam, thence, in a 
Westerly and Northerly direction through the lands of Ben- 
jamin Mott and William Underhill. to lands of Isaac E. 

Page 51. 

Haviland, Stephen Tabor, Samuel T. Tal)or and James M. 
Bayles; Thence in a Northerly direction through the lands 
of Isaac E. Haviland, Stephen Tabor, Samuel T. Tabor and 
James M. Bayles adjoining said Underhill's land untill it 
intersects the line dividing the Town of North Hempstead 



21() HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

from the Town of Oysterb.ay, which said hi<j;hway will pass 

throujfli the iiai)r(n'e(l lands of all the Parties herein before 

named. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 

names the 10th day of Ai)ril 1854 

Daniel Bog art John Tatterson 

Caleb Kirby George Allen 

James Losee James Mott Junior 

WiLLETT Titus S. A. Ketchum 

Compared with the Original and entered 

By 
Ja's M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

A highway having been laid out on the eleventh day of 
May 1854 by the Commissioners of highways of the Town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens on the appli- 
cation of Coles Carpenter and others through the improved 
lands of Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Tabor, Jacob C. Mott, 
AVni Underhill, Isaac E. Haviland and Samuel T. Tabor. 
Commeaciug at a point in the Northerly line of the highway 
leading from Cedar Swamp by the residence of Ann E. 
Cairns to Hempstead Harbour 3 chains 43 Links Easterly 
from the west side of the large Oak Tree at the top of the 
Hill adjoining the residence of said Ann E. Cairns, running 
thence North 4 deg East 20 Chains 22 Links, thence North 
7| deg East 1 Chain 00 Links, thence North 2 If deg East 1 
Chain 00 Links, thence North 32^ deg East 1 Chain 00 
Links, thence North 36^ deg East 4 chains]93 Links, thence 
North 204 deg East 2 Chains 34 Links, thence North 17| 
East 6 Chains 46 Links, thence North 8 deg West 3 Chains 
68 Links, thence North 46^ deg West 2 Chains 00 Links, 
thence North 35^^ deg West 2 chains 20 Links, Northeast 
Corner of Mott's Mill bears South 8f deg West true 1 
Chain 26 Links from the last Station, thence North 63 deg 
AVest Chains 63 Links, North West Corner of Mott's Mill 
bears South true from the last Station distant 1 Chain 79 



hempstead town eecords. 217 

Page 52. 

Links, thence North 87^ cleg West Chains 62 Links, thence 
South 89f deg West 6 Chains 00 Links, thence North 48| 
West Chains 94 Links, thence North 6 cleg West 17 Chains 
20 Links to the dividing Line between the Towns of North 
Hempstead and Oyster Ba}-. It is hereby agreed between 
the said Commissioners and the said Ann E. Cairns that 
the damages sustained by the said Ann E. Cairns by reason 
of the laying out and opening the said highway be licjuidat- 
ed and agreed up(ni at Fifty Dollars, and between said 
Commissioners and Stephen Tabor that the damages be 
licpiidated and agreed upon at One Hundred and Fifty 
Dollars, and between Said Commissioners and Wm Under- 
bill that the damages be licpiidated and agreed upon at 
Seventy Five Dollars. In witness whereof the Said Com- 
missioners and the said Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Tabor, 
Wm LTnderhill have hereunto Subscribed their names the 
22d day of May 1854 Stephen Tabor 

Wm Underhill 
Ann E. Cairns > 
AVm Cairns Jun'r ) 
Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners Att'y 

Valentine Willis > of 

Wrtoht Fowler > Highways. 

Compared with the Original by 

Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 
Page 53. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of (Queens on the 
eleventh day of May 1854, all the said Commissioners hav- 
ing met and deliberated on the subject embraced in this 
order. It is Ordered and determined by the said Commis- 
sioners that a highway be laid out in said Town upon the 
application of Coles Carpenter and others, and passing 
throiigh the improved lands of Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Ta- 
bor, Jacob C. Mott, Wm Underhill, Isaac E. Haviland and 
Samuel T. Tabor, who have Ccmsented thereto. The 



218 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Conrses and distances of said road according to a survey 
thereof which tlio said Commissioners have caused to be 
made are as folhjws. Commencing at a point in the North- 
erly line of the highway leading from Cedar Swamp by the 
residence of Ann E. Cairns to Hempstead Harbour 3 Chains 
43 Links Easterly from the West side of the Large Oak 
Tree at the Top of the Hill adjoining the residence of said 
Ann E. Cairns, running thence North 4 deg East 20 Chains 22 
Links through lands of Ann E. Cairns and Stephen Tabor, 
thence North 7f deg East 1 Chain 00 Links, thence North 
214 deg East 1 Chain 00 Links, thence North 32^ deg East 
1 Chain 00 Links, thence North 3(5^ deg East 4 Chains 93 
Links, thence North 204 deg East 2 Chains 34 Links to 
Jacob C. Mott's land, thence North 17f deg East 6 Chains 
46 Links, thence North 8 deg West 3 Chains 68 Liidis, thence 
North 461 deg West 2 Chains 00 Links, thence North 35| 
deg West 2 Chains 20 Links, Northeast corner of Mott's 
Mill bears South 8f deg West true 1 Chain 26 Links from 
last station, thence North 63 deg West Chain 63 Links 
Northwest Corner of Mott's Mill bears South true from the 
last station distant 1 Chain 79 Links, thence North 87^ deg 
West Chains 62 Links, thence South 89f deg West 6 
Chains 00 Links, thence North 48| deg West Chains 94 
Links, thence North 6 deg West 17 Chains 20 Links to the 
dividing line between the Towns of North Hempstead and 
Oyster Bay. It is further Ordered that the above described 
line be the center of the highway, and that said highway be 
of the width of three rods throughout. 

Hicks Albertson Commissioners 
Valentine Willis of 

Wright Fowler Highways. 

Compared with the Original and entered 

By James M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Notice posted June 27th 1854. Remained up 20 days 

J AS M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 219 

Page 54. 

A highway liaving been laved out on the day of the date 
hereof by the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of 
North Hempstt^ad in the County of Queens on the Applica- 
tion of Coles Carpenter and others through the improved 
land of me Jacob C. Mott, Commencing in the land of Ann 
E. Cairns, running thence Northerly through the land of 
Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Tabor, Jacob C. Mott, Wm Under- 
hill, Isaac E. Haviland and Samuel T. Tabor until it inter- 
sects the line dividing the towns of North Hempstead and 
Oyster Bay. The courses and distances of said highway 
are more particularly described in the Order of said Com- 
missioners dated the 11th day of May 1854. Now know 
all men by these presents that I the said Jacob C. Mott for 
value received do hereby release all claims to damages by 
reason of the laying out and opening of said road, and also 
grant the right and privilege of Carting all the earth that 
may be necessary and proi^erfor the Construction and keep- 
ing in repair such highway through my land from the bank 
to the Southard of my tenant house. 

Witness my hand and seal the 11th day of May 1854. 

Jacob C. Mott (S) 

Compared with the original and entered By 

J AS M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

County of Queens j* 
Town of North Hempstead 5 

We the subscribers Commissioners of highways in the 
town and County aforesaid having met and deliberated on 
the sul)ject of this order, do determine that Road District 
No. 12 in addition shall embrace all of the highway Com- 
mencing near Ann E. Cairn's residence and running a North- 
erly Course to Oyster Bay Town line through the lands of 
Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Tabor, Jacol) C. Mott, Wm Under- 
hill, Isaac E Haviland and Samuel T. Tabor's land to the 



220 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

aforesaid line. And that all the inhabitants shall be liable 
to Avork on the highway residing thei'ein, and are hereby 
assigned and required to work on said District No. 12. 

Witness our hands the 13tli day of June 1854. 

Hk'KS Alberthon ) Coiinnissioners 
Valentine Willis > of 

Wright Fowler ) Highways. 

Compared and Entered 

By J AS M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 55. 

We the Commissioners of Highways in the Town of 
North Hempstead in the County of Queens, do hereby order 
that the Road that was exchanged from the Easterly side 
of John Allen's barn and AVaggon House to the Westerl}' 
side thereof shall embrace and be included in District No. 
2, Southerly of said John Allen's Barn, and Northerly of 
said Barn, shall be included and embraced in District No. 
29. 

Given under our hands Sept 20tli 1851. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

of 
Valentine Willis ) Highways. 

Compared Avith the Original and entered 

By Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead. 

We the undersigned inhabitants of the said Town of 
North Hempstead deem it necessary for the i)ublic con- 
venience that a certain HigliAvay South of Westbury con- 
nected with the Jericho and Hempstead Boad, known as 
the Brush Hollow Boad, leading therefrom to the West- 
bury Bail Road depot be regularly laid oiit and reopened 
on the rout of the old Boad ; and your petitioners do 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 221 

humbly pray that you will under the authority vested iu 
you at the most early and convenient season do the same 
accordingly. 

Westbury December 8th 1853. 

Stephen Thomas Willis Ehinehart 

Thomas Kudgard Conklin Seaman 

Oliver Losee Charles Thomas 

Joseph Moore Egbert W. Titus 

E. S. WiLLETS E. C. Hawxhurst 

Samuel J. Titus Joshua Titus 

EicHARD Powell Jun'r 



Compared with the original and 
Entered by 



J AS M. Still WELL 

Town Clerk. 

Page 56. 

Queens County | , , . 
Town of North Hempstead y '  

We the undersigned freeholders of the Town of North 
Hempstead in said County who are not interested in the 
lands through which the Highway hereinafter described is 
proposed to be laid, nor of kin to the owners thereof, hav- 
ing met on the day of the date hereof at the house of O. 
Smith in said Town, do hereby certify that after having 
been duly affirmed we personally examined the route of 
the said proposed highway and heard the reasons offered for 
and against the laying out of the same, and that in our 
opinion it is necessary and proper to lay out such highway 
pursuant to the application of Thomas Eudgard, Com- 
mencing and Connecting with the Jericho and Hempstead 
Eoad, and known as the Brush Hollow Eoad, and leading 
therefrom to the AVestbury Eail Eoad Depot, and which 
said Highway will pass through the improved land of Jack- 
so Powell, Edward Levy, Benjamin Mulinoux, John Titus 
and Jacob Van Nostrand. 



222 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

lu witness wlieroof Ave have liereiiuto subscribed our 
names the 28th day of January 1854. 

Chajilks Mitchell Samuel J. Titus 

Stephen Thomas Thomas Kudgard 

Edward Levy his 

Joshua Titus Willis X Khinehart 

Smith Mott mark. 

Oliver Losee John H. Sprague 

Charles Thomas Epenetus Lewis 

Joseph Moore Robert AV. Titus 

Compared with the original and 
Entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk 

Page 57. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at 
Westbury Depot in the said Town on the 26 day of June 
1854, all the said Commissioners having met and deliberat- 
ed on the subject embraced in this order, It is ordered 
and determined by the said Commissioners that a Highway 
regulated and laid out upon the application and petition of 
the inhabitants of Westbury to reduce the Road known as 
the Brush Hollow Road to the three rods wide, Commenc- 
ing the said Road adjoining the Road that leads from Jer- 
icho Turnpike to the Plains past the houses of Richard 
Powels and Thomas Rudgards, and thence running a South- 
westerly course to the Rail Road line. The courses and 
distances of said Road according to a Survey thereof which 
the Said Commissioners have caused to be made are as fol- 
lows. Beginning at aforesaid Road at a point bearing South 
8| deg AYest from the East Chimney of aforesaid Richard 
Powels House, and North 86 deg West of the East Chim- 
ney of Jackson PoAvels House at the AVesterly side of the 
Highway, and thence South 44^ deg West 14 chains and 4 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 223 

links, tlience South 46 cleg West 34 Chains and 63 Links to 
the Kail Road line. It is further ordered that the above 
discribed line be the Westerly side of said Highway, and 
that the said Highway be of the width of three rods. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners have hereun- 
to subscribed their names the 26th day of June 1854 

Hicks Albertson ^ 

Valentine Willis > Commissioners 

Wright Fowler ) 

Compared with the Original and 

entered by Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Notice Posted Dec 11th 1854 
Remained up 20 days 

Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens The undersigned 
owning lands in said Town and liable to be assessed for 
Highway labor therein, do apply to said Commissioners to 
alter and exchange that portion of the Highway leading 
from Jericho to Hempstead where it intersects the Rail 
Road running a Southwesterly Course until it intersects 
the road that leads from the Westbury Depot to East 
Meadow. The proposed alteration Commences where said 
road intersects with the Rail Road, running a Westerly 
course until it intersects with the Road running from said 
Depot to East Meadow, and passes through the lands of 
Perry Jelierson, Barney Powers and John Titus, who give 
their consent to said exchange and alterations 

Town of North Hempstead 20th day of June 1854 

Witness John Titus 

Edward S. Willets Barney Powers 

his 
Perry X Jefferson 
mark 



224 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Coinp:ued with the Oiigiuul uiid Entered hj 

Jas M. Stilavell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 58. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens at 
Westbury Depot in the said Town on the loth day of No- 
vember 1854, all the said Commissioners having met and 
deliberated on the subject embraced in this order ; It is 
ordered and determined by the said Commissioners that a 
Highway be exchanged from the Rail Road through the 
Catholic property to the Road that leads from AVestbury 
Depot to the open Plains, and laid out along the North line 
of the Rail Road to the Westbury Depot in said Town up- 
on the application of Barney Powders, Peny Jefferson and 
John Titus, and passing through the improved lands of the 
aforementioned names who have consented agreed and re- 
leased all claims to damages thereto. The Courses and 
distances of said Road are according to a survey thereof 
which the said Commissioners have caused to be made are 
as follows. Beginning at the center of the Road leading 
from Friends Meeting House to East MeadoAv Brook at a 
point 62| Links of Chain North 10 deg "West of Long Island 
Rail Road North 80 deg Ea^t 2 Chains 25 Links, thence 
North 10 deg West 37^ Links, thence North 80 deg East 15 
Chains Coming out in the Brush Hollow Road where the 
last mentioned Road butts up to the North Side of the Rail 
Road, It is further ordered that the above discribed line be 
the Northerly side of said Road, and that the said Highway 
be of the width of three rods, excepting from the starting 
point 2 Chains and 25 Links to be 2^ rods wdde. In wit- 
ness w^hereof the said Commissioners have hereimto sub- 
scribe their names the 15th day of November 1854 

Hicks Albertsox ] 

Valentine Willis |- Commissioners 

Wright Fowler ) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 225 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Notice Posted Dec lltli 1854 
Remained up 20 days 

Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

A Highway having been exchanged and laid out on the 
21st day of June 1854 by the Commissioners of Highways 
of the Town of North Hempstead County of Queens on the 
application of John Titus, Perry Jefferson and Barney 
Powers through the inq)roved lands of Barney Powers, 
Commencing at the centre of the Eoad leading from the 
Friends Meeting House ]mssing the Westbury Depot to 
East Medow 62^ Links of Chain North of the Rail Road 
line, thence North 80 deg East 2 Chains 25 Links, thence 
North 10 deg West 37^ Links, thence North 80 deg East 10 
Chains 05 Links, the aforesaid Highway to be 2^ rods in 
width from the starting point 2 Chains and 25 Links, from 
thence 3 rods wide 10 Chains and 65 Links, the above line 
is the northerly side of said Highway. 

Know all men by these presents that I said Barney Pow- 
ers for value received do hereby release all claim to dam- 
age by reason of exchanging and laying out and opening 
said Highway. 

Witness my hand and seal the 21st day of June 1854 

Barney Powers (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

PaCxE 59. 

A Highway having been exchanged and laid out on the 
21st day of June 1854 by the Commissioners of Highways 
of the Town of North Hempstead County of Queens, on the 
application of John Titus, Perry Jefferson and Barney 
Powers through the improved lands of Perry Jefferson; 
said Highway Commencing at the centre of the Road lead- 



226 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

ing from Friends Meeting HoiTse and passing the Westbury 
Depot to East Meadow Brook Sixty two and one lialf links 
of Chain North of the line of the Long Island Rail lload, 
running from thence North 80 deg East 2 Chains 25 Links, 
thence North 10 deg West 37^ Links, thence North 80 deg 
East 10 Chains 65 Links, throiigh the laud of Barney Pow- 
ers to the land of Perry Jefferson and continuing the course 
last mentioned 3 Chains 37 Links across the land of the 
said Perr}' Jefferson. The above line is the Northerly side 
of said Highway which is to be 2^ rods wide from the start- 
ing point 2 Chains 25 Links, and from thence 3 rods wide 
the remainder of the distance. 

Now know all men by these presents that I the said 
Perry Jefferson for value received do hereby release and 
give up all claim to damage by reason and in consequence 
of exchanging and laying out and opening said Highway. 
Witness my hand and seal the 21st day of June 1854 

his 
Witness Perry X Jefferson (S) 

Edward S. Willits mark. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

James M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

A Highway having been laj-ed out on the day of the date 
hereof by the Commissioners of highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead in the County of Queens on the applica- 
tion of Coles Carpenter and others, through the improved 
land of Ann E. Cairns, Stephen Tabor and William Under- 
hill. Which highway is particularly described by Record 
bearing date the 11th day of May 1854. Now know all 
men by these presents that I Ann E. Cairns for the Con- 
sideration of the sum of Fifty dollars to me in hand payed ; 
and I Stephen Tabor in Consideration of the sum of One 
hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand payed ; and I Wil- 
liam Underhill in Consideration of the sum of Seventy five 
dollars to me in hand payed, do hereby release all claim to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 227 

damage by reason of the lajdng out and opening of the said 
highway. 

Witness onr hands and seals this 11th day of May 1854 

Ann E Cairns (S) 
Stephen Tabor (S) 
Wm Underhill (S) 

J AS M. Stillwell M'itness 

George Allen witness 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Jas. M. Stilwell ToAvn Clerk. 



PaCxE go. 

At the Anual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of George Nortons Manhasset, 
April the third Eighteen Hundred and fifty five. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Fund for the Sup- 
port of the Poor was presented and read to the Meeting, 
And on Motion was Accepted. 

A Motion was made and carried to raise the sum of 
Three hundred and fifty dollars for the Support of the 
Poor 

The following persons were ajjpointed Overseers of High- 
ways. Dist. No. 1 Joseph L. Hewlett. No. 2 Henry Allen. 
No. 3 John H. Woolley. No. 4 Eoswell Eldred.'^ No. 5 
George D. Ketchum. No. 6 Richardson Layton. No. 7 
Charles H. Willis. No. 8 James M. Moore. No. 9 John 
Miller. No. 10 Joseph O. Skillman. No. 11 Henry S. 
Layton Jun'r. No. 12 Stephen Tabor. No. 13 Henry M. 
Thome. No. 14 Zebulon Seaman. No. 15 Henry E. Wil- 
liams. No. 16. Hewlett Duryea. No. 17 Warren Wil- 
liams. No. 18 Thomas Pearsall. No. 19 Silas Albertson. 
No. 20 Samuel Burt. No. 21 William T. Cock. No. 22 
Stephen Post. No. 23 John H. Treadwell. No. 24 Valen- 
tine AVillis. No. 25 Samuel Wood. No. 20 John Hen- 
drickson. No. 27 Warren Mitchell. No. 28 Epenetus 



228 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Lewis. No. 29 William M. Smitli. No. 30 Jacob Scbonck. 
The following Officers were elected. Andrew J. Hege- 
mau Supervisor. J. Louis Poillon Town Clerk. Elias B. 
Higbie Justice of the Peace for the term of four years. 
John S. Morrell Assessor for the term of three years. 
Washington E. Morrell Commissioner of highways for the 
term of three years. George Allen Collector. Stej^hen A. 
Ketchum and Samuel Burt Overseers of the Poor. Abra- 
ham Hutchings, Alphonzo Duncourfc, W^illiam P. Weeks, 
John R. Seaman and George Allen Constables. Stephen B. 
Smith and John Ramsey Lispectors of Election district No. 
1. William Mc Pherson and John Vickers Inspectors of 
Election for District No. 2. Robert Seaman, Edward L. 
Treadwell, Henry S. Lay ton Jun'r, Nehemiah Haydeu, Ro- 
bert Woolley and Samuel Wood Pound Masters. Charles 
W. Rogers was apyjointed by the board of Justices of the 
peace Inspector of Election for District No. 1. David D. 
Kirby was appointed by the board of Justices of the peace 
Inspector of Election for District No. 2. 

Jas M. Stilwell Warren Mitchell ] 

Clerk. Leonard A. Seaman ! Justices of 
George Horsfield ( the peace. 
Francis Skillman J 

Compared with the Original and 
Entered ])y 

Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk 

Page 61. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead. The undersigned Freeholders of the Town of 
North Hempstead & liable to be assessed for Highway La- 
bour in said Town, do hereby make application to yoii to 
lay out a new road of the width of 3 rods in said Town, the 
same being necessary' & required for the ]iul)lic good & cou- 
renience & running & described as follows. 

Commencing at the Highway running from the Village of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 229 

Eoslyu to Appleby s landing at or near the Barn owned by 
John Appleby & thence rnuniug Northerly on the side Hill 
through the land of John Appleby, Wm Hewlett, Sam'l 
L. Hewlett, James R. Bnrtis, Edmond Willets, Henry Ou- 
derdonk jr.. Estate of Wm Underbill or Elizabeth Under- 
bill, John Underbill, Isaac Bogart & Peter L. Bogart, nntill 
it reaches the land of Elbert H. Bogart, thence westerly 
along the Southerly line of said Elbert H. Bogarts land & 
through the same & land of Peter L. Bogart, Isaac Bogart, 
James M. Onderdonk & Andrew J. Hegeman, following the 
lane along the same nntill it reaches the Highway running 
through the middle of Manliasset neck at or near the ter- 
mination of the private road owned by Isaac Bogart, Peter 
L. Bogart & Elbert H. Bogart, that a portion of the owners 
of said lands have consented to the laying out of said road 
& have signified their consent by signing this petition. 
Dated at North Hempstead Sept 1st 1854. 
Elbert H. Mackey Edmond Willets 

Tho's Mc Kee Elbert A. Hegeman 

Ephraim Crocker Leonard Mott 

Whitehead Mitchell Benjamin B. Nostrand 

Tunis B. Davis James M. Moore 

Joel Davis Isaac H. Dodge 

John Appleby Henry O. Dodge 

James R. Burtis Daniel Brinkerhoff 

James Bive Elbert H. Bogart 

Peter L. Bogart • Sam'l L. Hewlett 

Compared with the original & entered by 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 

Page 62. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead. The undersigned freeholders of the town of 
North Hempstead, and liable to be assessed for highway 
labour in said town, do hereby make application to you to 
lay out a new road of width of three rods in said town, the 



230 HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

same l)eiiig necessary & re(|uire(l for the {)ul)lic j^c)od(fe con- 
veuieuce, & running & described as follows viz., Com- 
mencing at the Highway running from the Tillage of Roslyn 
to Applebys landing, at or near the barn owned by John 
Appleby, & thence running westerly on the side hill through 
laud of John Appleby, AVm Hewlett, Sam'l L. Hewlett, 
James R. Burtis, Edmond AVillets, Henry Ouderdonk jun'r, 
Estate of Wm Underhill or Elizabeth Uuderhill, John IJn- 
derhill, Isaac Bogart & Peter L. Bogart, untill it reaches 
land of Elbert H. Bogart, thence westerly along the South- 
erly line of said Elbert H. Bogart's land & through the 
same & land of Peter L. Bogart, Isaac Bogart, James M. 
Onderdonk & Andrew J. Hegeman, following the lane along 
the same untill it reaches the highway running through the 
middle of Mauhasset neck at or near the terminus of the 
private road owned by Isaac, Elbert & Peter Bogart, that a 
portion of the owners of said lands have consented to the 
laying out of said road & have signitied their consent by 
signing this petition. 

Dated at North Hempstead this first Day of Sep't 1854. 
Daniel Bogatit juh Wm H. Willis 

Valentine Hicks John R. Schenck 

Heney W. Eastman Chaiiles H. Baxter 

Leonard Thorne James B. Pinkney 

Thomas Wood Cap't J. H. Cornwell 

Ei'ENETus Nostrand Josei'h Hic^ks 

Elbejit H. Bogart S. A. Ketchum 

Peter L. Bogart Jam's M. Stilwell 

Sam'l L. Hewlett Wm Valentine 

Edmond Willets Jacob M. Kirby 

Elbert A. Hegeman J. Lewis Poillon 

Leonard Mott John Valentine 

Benj'n B. Nostrand Alex Killpatrick 

James Moore Doc't Furman Field 

Isaac H. Dodge Daniel Bogart 

Dan'l Brinkerhoff Sherman Stephens 

Sam'l R. Ely Isaac E. Haviland 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 281 

Compared with the original & entered by 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk 

Page 63. 

Notice is hereby given that the subscribers have made 
application to the Commissioners of Highways of the town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens to lay out a 
Highway in said Town of the width of three rods, the same 
being necessary & required for the public good & conven- 
ience & running through the enclosures & improved lands 
of the following persons & described as follows viz.; Com- 
mencing at the highway running from the Village of Roslyn 
to Appleby's landing at or near the Barn of John Appleby, 
& thence running northerly on the side hill through land of 
John Appleby, Wm Hewlett, Sam'l L. Hewlett, James R. 
Burtis, Edniond Willets, Henry Onderdouk ju'r. Estate of 
Wm Underbill or Elizabeth Underbill, John Uuderhill, 
Isaac Bogart & Peter L. Bogart, untill it reaches land of 
Elbert H. Bogart, thence westerly along the Southerly line 
of said Elbert H. Bogart's land, & through the same & land 
of Peter L. Bogart, Isaac Bogart, James M, Onderdonk & 
Andrew J. Hecemau, following- the lane alonu: the same 
untill it reaches the Highway running through the middle 
of Manhasset Neck at or near the termination of the private 
road owned by Isaac, Elbert & Peter L. Bogart, & that 
twelve freeholders of the said town will meet at the House 
of Peter L. Bogart near Barrow Beach in said town on the 
seventh day of October 1854 at two O'clock in the after- 
noon, examine the ground through which the said Highway 
is proposed to be laid. 

Dated the IStli day of Sep't 1854. 

Elbekt H. Bogart 
Petek L. Bogart 
Sam'l L. Hewlett 
Edmond Willets 
& others. 



232 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Comity of Queeus. Henry W. Eastman of said County 
being duly sworn, says that on the thirteenth day of Sep- 
tember A. D. 1854, he posted a notice of which the within 
is a true copy, in three of the most public places in the town 
of North Hempstead, that being the town in which the pro- 
posed Highway within described is located 

Henry W. Eastman. 

Sworn before me this ninth day of 
Oct 1854 

Fkanc'is Skillmax 

Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by me 

J. Lewis Poillon 

ToAvn Clerk. 

Page 64. 

County of Queeus. 

Stephen A. Ketchum, Charles H. Baxter, Henry W. East- 
man, AVm C. Bryant, Eob't Seaman, Tho's AVood, Eob't 
Jarvis, Stephen Tabor, Wm Underbill, Benjamin B. No- 
strand, Henry Cock & John Mackay, all of the town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens, being each severally 
A: duly sworn or affirmed, do each i^' every of them for him- 
self depose k say that the facts set forth in the annexed 
Certificate signed by them iu relation to the necessity of 
laying out a Highway from the Village of Roslyn along the 
west side of Hempstead Harbour to the Middle Neck road 
are true. 

Wm C. Bryant 
affirmed before me Stephen Taber 

this 7 Day of October 1854 Henry W. Eastman 

Francis Skillman S. A. Ketchum 

Justice of Peace. Eob't Jarvis 

Ben.t B. Nostrand 
C. H. Baxter 
Egbert Seaman 
Thomas Wood 
Wm Underhill 
John Mackay 
Henry Cock 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 233 

Compared with the original and entered by me 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 

Page 65. 

County of Queens 
Town of North Hempstead 

we the undersigned freeholders of the town of North 
Hempstead in the said County, who are not interested in 
the lands through which the Highway hereinafter mention- 
ed & described is proposed to be laid, nor of kin to any of 
the owners thereof, having met on the day of the date here- 
of, at the house of Peter L. Bogart near Barrow Beach in 
the said town do hereby Certify that after having been sev- 
erally & duly affirmed we jiersonally examined the route of 
the said proposed Highway & heard the reasons offered for 
& against the laying out of the same, & that in our opinion 
it is necessary & proper to lay out such Highway & that the 
same is required for the public good & Convenience pursu- 
ant to the application of Peter L. Bogart, Elliert H. Bogart, 
Sam'l L. Hewlett, Edmond Willets & others, which said 
Highway will pass through the enclosed & improved lands 
of the persons named in the following description & is de- 
scribed as follows. Commencing at a point on the westerly 
side of the Highway leading from the Village of lioslyn to 
Appleby's landing at or near the Barn belonging to John 
Appleby standing thereon, S: thence running Northerly on 
the side iiill through land of John Appleby ct of Wm Hew- 
lett, Sam'l L. HeAvlett, James R. Burtis, Edmond Willets, 
Henry Onderdonk ju'r, Estate of Wm Underhill or Elizabeth 
Underhill, John Underhill, Isaac Bogart & Peter L. Bogart, 
untill it reaches land of Elbert H. Bogart, thence westerly up 
the hill through land of snid Elbert H. Bogart & of Peter L. 
Bogart, untill it reaches the private road of Peter L. Bogart 
& Isaac Bogart, thence following said private road & run- 
ning through land of James M. Onderdonk & Andrew J. 
Hegemau, untill said private road & lands reach the High- 



234 hempstead town records, 

Page 66. 

way runnincj througli the middle of Manbasset Xeck & that 

said Highway should be of the width of three rods. 

In witness whereof we hereunto affix our names this 

seventh Day of October A. D, 1854. 

Wm C. Bryant 

John Mackay 

Henry Cock 
Charles H. Baxter 

Eob't Seaman 

Henry W. Eastman 

Stephen A. Ketch um 

Stephen Taber 

Thomas Wood 

Benjamin B. Nostrant) 

Wm Underhill 

Eob't Jarvis 

Compared with the original and 
entered by me 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 

Page 67. 

County of Queens } 
Town of North Hempstead ) ' " 

Whereas upon the application of Sam'l L. Hewlett, John 
Appleby, Edraond Willets, Peter L. Bogart, Elbert H. Bo- 
gart, ct others residents in said town of North Hempstead, 
liable to be assessed to work on the Highways therein for 
the laying out of the Highway hereinafter described, and 
on the certificate of twelve reputable freeholders of the 
town, convened and duly sworn after due public notice, as 
required by the statute, certif3iug that such Highway was 
necessary and proper, notice in writing of at least three 
days wa» given in due form of law to John Appleby, Wm 
Hewlett, Sam'l L. Hewlett, James R. Bnrtis, Edmond Wil- 
lets, Elizabeth Underhill, Josej)h O. Skillman, John K. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 235 

Undei'liill, Peter L. Bogart, Elbert Bogart & Andrew J. 
Hegemao, tlie occupants of the lands through which such 
highway is to run, that the undersigned Commissioners of 
Highways of said town of North Hempstead would attend 
at the Barn of John Appleby at Appleby's landing on the 
tAvent}' seventh day oi April A. D. 1855 at two O'clock in 
the afternoon to decide on the application : now therefore 
it is ordered determined and certified after hearing all the 
reasons for and against the same, that a public Highway 
shall not be and the same is hereby decided against the 
laying out according to said application whereof a survey 
has been made, and is as follows to wit : beginning at the 
Highway running from the Village of Boslyn to Appleby's 
hmding at or near the Barn owned by John Applebj' , and 
thence running Northerly on the side hill through land of 

Page 68. 

John A})pleby, Wm Hewlett, Sam'l L. Hewlett, James B. 
Burtis, Edmond Willets, Henry Onderdonk ju'r, Estate of 
Wm Underhill, John K. Underbill, Isaac Bogart & Peter 
L. Bogart, uutill it reaches land of Elbert H. Bogart, thence 
westerly along the Southerly line of said Elbert H. Bogarts 
land and through the same and land of Peter L. Bogart, 
Isaac Bogart, James M. Onderdonk and Andrew James 
Hetifeman, following- the lane alons; the same untill it reaches 
the Highway running through the Middle of Manhasset 
Neck at or near the termination of the private road owned 
by Isaac Bogart, Peter L. Bogart t^' Elbert H. Bogart. 

Dated April 28th 1855 Roslyn. 

Hicks Alp.erton \ Commissioners 

Valentine Willis >- of 

Washington E. Morrell ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by me 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 

Page G9. 
We the Commissioners of Highways in the Town of North 



236 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Hempstead iu the Coiiutv of Queens do hereby order that 
tJie said Town be & is hereby divided into thirty one Road 
Districts as follows. 

Eoad District No. 31 shall embrace all of the Highway 
commencing at what is called the road leading to the 8team 
Boat dock, and running Northerly past the dwelling House 
of Stephen Tabor and Jacob C. Motts mill and House, and 
thence through Tabor & Co., land to Oyster Bay Town line, 
and then commencing at the shore running Easterly past 
Tabors House and Wm Underhill's house and Jacob C. 
Motts House, Easterly to Oyster Bay Town line; and all 
the inhabitants liable to work on the highAvavs residing 
therein, shall be and are hereby assigned to work in said 
District No. 31. 

"Witness our hands this loth day of March 1856. 

Hicks Albertson ) Commissioners 

of 
Valentine Willis ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by me 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 



Page 70. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead nt the Hoiise of John Charlie Roslyn April 1st 
1856 

The re[)ort of the Trustees of Jones Fund for the sup- 
port of the Poor was presented and read — on motion it was 
accepted. 

A motion was made and carried to raise the sum of six 
hundred dollars for the support of the Poor. 

A motion was made and carried authorizing the Super- 
■\dsor to pay the amount of Money in his hands to the Over- 
seers of the Poor. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 237 

A motion was made and carried authorizing; the Super- 
visor and Town Clerk to purchase a fire proof safe suitable 
for the keepiup; of the Town Books and papers. 

The following persons were appointed Overseers of High- 
ways for the ensuing year. 

District No. 1. Joseph L. Hewlett. No. 2. Wm H. Allen 

No. 3. Henry O. Ditmus No. 4. Henry D. Eempsen 
No. 5. Wm Coles No. 6. Richardson Layton 

No. 7. Cha's H. Willis No. 8. John B. Rempsen 
No. 9. Wm Covert No. 10. Adrian Onderdonk 

No. 11. Henry S.Layton Jr No.l2. James Mott jur 
No.l3. Henry M. Thorne No.l4. Zelmlon Seaman 
No. 15. AlphonsoDoncourtNo.16. Isaac U. Willets 
No.l7. Warren Williams No.18. Tho's Pearsall 
No.l9. David N. Titus No.20. Brewster Jaine 
No.21. Wm Bobbins No.22. Ste])hen Post . 

No.23. John H. Treadwell No.24. Valentine Willis 
No. 25. Sam'l Wood No.26. John Hendrickson 

No.27. Wm H. Hewlett No.28. Epenetus Lewis 
No.29. Wm. M. Smith No.30. Jacob Schenck 
No.31. Stephen Tabor. 

Page 71. 

The following Officers were elected. 

For Supervisor. John M. Clark. 

Town Clerk. James M. Stilwell. 

Collector. John Charlie. 

Justices ^ Monroe Henderson for full term, 

of Peace ( Leonard Seaman for vacancy. 
Assessor. Richard Albertson 

Commissioners ^ Valentine Willis for full term, 

of Highways. ( Henry M. Thorne for Vacancy. 

Town Superintend- ) t? i ^ tt m-*- 
, j.^ 1 1 > Robert H. litus 

eut oi schools. ) 

Overseers ( Henry D. Rempsen 

of Poor. ( Oli-ver Weeks. 

Trustees of ( Luke Fleet 

Jones fund. ( James Mott jun'r 



238 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Coustal)les 



Inspectors 

of 
District No. 1. 
luspectors 

of 
District No. 2. 



Pound 
Masters 



Abraham Hntcliings 
Hani'l Mott 
John Charlie 
Sain'l D. Hendrickson 
Henry S. Lavton. 
James A. Chapman 
Nehemiah Heyden 
George H. Horsfiehl 
David D. Kirhy 
James Mott jun'r 
John Tickers. 
John Charlie 
Sam'] L. Mitchell 
Stephen li. Post 
Tho's Mc Kee 
Kob't Seaman 
Edward L. Treadwell 



Francis Skillman 
Warren Mitchell 



) 



Justices 



George H. Horsfield ) 

J. Lewis Poillon 

Town Clerk. 



Page 72. 

To Henry M. Thorne, Talentine TTillis and Hicks Albert- 
son, Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County. The undersigned owning 
lands in said town and liable to be assessed for Highway 
labor therein, hereby makes application to you to alter the 
highway leading from Richardson Cornell's House South- 
erly to Henry Cocks Grist Mill, The jjroposed alteration 
passes through the land of Calel) Covert who gives his 
consent to the said alteration. 

Dated the 12th day of August 1856 

Caleb Covert. 



To the aforesaid Commissioners of Highways of the 
aforesaid Town of North Hempstead in Queens County. I 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 239 

do hereby signify my consent to the proposed alteration men- 
tioned in the within and do release all claim to damage to 
the said town by reason of the altering and opening said 
road or highway in consideration of having a part of the 
old road or liighway. 

Witness my hand and seal Manh asset Dated this 18th 

day of August 1856. 

Caleb Covert (S) 
AVm a. Covert 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of (Queens at the 
house of Caleb Covert in the said town on the 18tli day of 
August 185(5, all the said Commissioners having met and 
delil)erated on the subject embraced in this order for the 
purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of this order. 
It is ordered and determined by the said Commissioners 
that a highway be altered and laid out in the said town 
upon the application of Caleb Covert, and passing through 
the improved lands of Caleb Covert, said road commences 
at the South east corner of the door yard fence of Richard- 
son Cornell, running southerly on a line with said fence to 
a certain locust stake at the junction of two small ditches, 
It is further ordered that the above described line be the 
west side of said highway, and that the said highway be of 
the width of three rods wide, and it is further ordered by 
said Commissioners that the said alteration shall take effect 
as soon as the new road or highway shall be put in good 
travelling order. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners have hereunto 
subscribed their names the 18th day of August 1856 

Valentine Willis ") 

Hicks Albertson \ Commissioners 

Henry M. Thorne ) 

Notice posted for 20 days 
Compared with the original 
and entered by 
J AS M. Stillwell 
Town Clerk. 



240 hempstead town records. 

Page 78. 

Queens Couiitv ) 
Town of North Hempstead y " ' 

It is hereby ordered and determined b}' two of the Com- 
missioners of highways, all of said Commissioners having 
been duly notified to attend and deliberate on the subject 
of this order, that a highway be regulated at the request of 
Mr. Crookshank by Richard Scarrings at the junction of 
the two highways, the one leading from Manhasset through 
Searringtown to the Court House, the other from the house 
of Richard Albertson to the Herricks road, around the pond 
near the house of Zebulon Searing. The courses and dis- 
tances of said road according to a survey thereof which 
the said Commissioners have caused to be made are as fol- 
lows. Beginning 75 links 39^" W from a cherry tree stand- 
ing at the N. E. corner of Zebulon Searings garden, and 
running N 9^ E 85° N 35° W 1, 69 N If E 1.09 to the cor- 
ner of a fence standing on the west side of the highway. 
It is further ordered the above described line be the uorth- 
w^esterly side of said highway, and that the said highway 
be of the width of three rods on the extreme ends of said 
survey. 

In witness whereof we the said Commissioners have here- 
unto subscribed our names this 24tli day of October 1856. 

Valentine Willis ( Commissioners 

< of 

Henry M. Thorne ( Highways 

Comj)ared with the original and entered by 

J as. M. Stilwell 

Tow^n Clerk. 



We the Commissioners of Highways in the Town of North 
Hempstead County of Queens, having met and deliberated 
uj^on the subject of this order do hereby order that Road 
District No. 11 shall embrace the road from Willet Titus 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 241 

Till Sliop westerly to the West line of Joseph Hicks laud 

bought of Francis Skillinan 

Dated Oct. 1st 18.5(>. 

Valentine Willis ( Comiuissioners 

I of 

Hicks Albertson ( Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Jas. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page 74. 

Queens County ^ , „ 
Town of North Hempstead ^ ' ' ' 

We the undersigned Commissioners of Highways of said 
Town, of North Hempstead, having met and deliberated on 
the subject embraced in this order, all the Commissioners 
of highways of said Town having been duly notified to at- 
tend said meetiug to deliberate thereon, do hereby order 
that road district number 11 shall be so altered and chang- 
ed as to include all the highways between the turnpike and 
so called Applebys landing ; also the highway (from said 
turnpike near Willet Titus Tin Shop) to Bedell Landing, 
also the highway from John R. Schenck Store to Jacob M. 
Kirby Store, also the highway from Daniel Bogart Store 
Southerly to the pond near the house of Silas Albertson, 
also the road starting from Joseph Hicks house by the 
turnpike untill it intersects the last mentioned road, also 
the highway leading from the house of Samuel Tabor run- 
ning westerly across the aforesaid highway, thence westerly 
to the line fence between Richard Eldred and Thomas 
Bushinore ; and all the inlial)itants liable to work on the 
highway residing therein, shall be and are hereby assigned 
to work on said district number 11. 

We further order that road district No. 19 shall be so 
altered and changed as to include all the highway from the 
pond near the house of Silas Albertson Southerly to the 
Hempstead line, also that part of the highway called the 



242 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

North Side road between tlie hill (jjiposite the house of 
Jacob Frost westerly iintill it comes to the poud front of 
the Barn of Samuel "Willis ; and all the inhabitants liable to 
work on the highway residing therein shall Ije and are 
hereby assigned to work on said district number 19. 

Given under our hands this March I'Jth 1857. 

Valentine Willis ( Commissioners 

] of 

H. M. Thorne r Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page 75. 

At the Anual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of John Ruland, Manhasset April 
7th 1857. 

Report of the Trustees of Jones Fund being read was 
accepted. 

Resolved, To raise the sum of 8350., for the support of 
the Poor at Jones Institute for the ensuing year. 

Resolved, That 1500.00 be raised for the support of the 
out door Poor, and to pay off the debt contracted by the 
Overseers of the Poor. 

Resolved, That $200.00 be raised for the purpose of pur- 
chasing a Safe for the safe keeping of the records of the 
Town, that the Supervisor and Tow^n Clerk be authorised 
to procure the same on as reasonable terms as the same can 
be had, that the Supervisor be authorised to borrow the 
s aid two hundred dollars forthwith upon the credit of the 
town to be applied to the above purpose. 

The following persons were Appointed Overseers of 
Highways. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 



243 



No. 1. Joseph L. Hewlett. 
" 2. William H. Allen. 
" 3. Henry O. Ditmas. 
" 4. Henry D. Rem son. 
" 5. Williams Coles. 
" 6. Henry W^. Jackson. 
" 7. diaries H. Willis. 
" 8. Benjamin T. Underliill 
" 9. Henry Cock. 

" 10. Henry T. Hewlett. 

" 11. Henry S. Layton, Jnr 

" 12. James Mott. 

" 13. Henry M. Tliorne. 

" 14. Benjamin Albertson. 

" 15. S. P. Smith. 



No. IG. William M. Hains. 

" 17. Warren Williams. 

" 18. J. S. Yan Wyck. 

" 11). David N. Titns. 

" 20. James H. Poole. 

" 21. William Robbins. 

" 22. Stephen Post. 

" 23. John H. Tread welL 

" 24. Valentine Willis. 

" 25. Samuel Wood. 

" 26. John Hendrickson. 

" 27. Wm H. Hewlett. 

" 28. Jackson Powell. 

" 29. Wm M. Smith. 

" 30. T. T. Allen. 



No. 31. Stephen Tabor. 

The followin<i; officers were elected, Supervisor, John M. 
Clark, Town Clerk, Jas M. Stilwell, Collector, Oliver Weeks, 
Assessor, Joseph O. Hegeman, Justices of the Peace, An- 
drew J. Hegeman, Full term, Luke Fleet Jur, Vacancy, 
Commissioner of Highways, Leonard Mott, Overseers of the 
Poor, Henry D. Rempsen, Elbert H. Mackey, Constables, 
William P. Weeks, Henry S. Layton Jur, Abraham R. 
Hutchings, Alphonzo Doncourt and Charles E. Smith. 

Page 76. 

Inspectors of Election District No. 1, Benjamin W. Allen, 
James A. Chapman and Adrian Van Nostrand, appointed. 
Inspectors of Election District No. 2, David D. Kir])y, Val- 
entine Willis and Robert A. Andrews appointed. Pound 
Masters John Charlick and Samuel L. Mitchell. 

Leonakd a. Seaman ( Justices 

■I of the 
George H. Housfield ( Peace. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell, Town Clerk, 



2-i4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Order of Commissiouers liiyiii<^ out Highway on Great 
Neck. 

Queens Count}' \ ^ ^ 
Town of North Hempstead ) ' ' 

It is hereby ordered and determined by Yaleutine Willis, 
Heury M. Thorne &: Leonard Mutt the Commis.sioners of 
Highways of said Town of North Hempstead, all of said 
Commissioners having been duly notified to attend and de- 
liberate on the subject of this order, that a Highway be 
laid out in the said Town ujion the application of Benjamin 
Hicks, S3'lvanus S. Smith, Catharine S. Walters, Susan 
Jane Van Nostrand, John Allen, Edward L. Treadwell, 
James H. Skidmore, William Mitchell Smith. Commenc- 
ing at the public road on the top of the Hill west of Benja- 
min Hicks House, and running in a Westerly direction 
through land of said Benjamin Hicks to the public road 
running through Great Neck, and commencing again at the 
last named road and continuing in a westerly direction 
across said Sylvanus S. Smith's land to land of Eldred 
Allen Deceased, to a point west of the Barn on said land, 
thence in a more northerly direction through Woodland of 
said Allen's Estate and Woodland of John Allen, Edward 
L. Treadwell, James H. Skidmore and the Estate of White- 
head Hewlett Deceased, to a gate on the road east of 
Steam Boat Dock, thence through the land of William 
Mitchell Smith to said Steam Boat Dock ; who have consent- 
ed thereto. The courses and distances of said road ac- 
cording to a survey thereof which the said Commissioners 
have caused to be made are as follows. Beginning at a point 
bearing N 71^ W, 5. 20 from N. W. corner of Benjamin 
Hicks middle barn, first West 9. 60 S 89f W 19. 39 S 85i 
W 18. 75 S 881 w 15. 59 to the west end of Benjamin 
Hicks lane, then Commencing N 2^ AV 15. 18 from the west 
end of said laue, and running N 88^ W 21. 00 in front of 
Sylvanus S. Smith's House, thence N 86^ W 27. 17 N 75^ 
W 15'. 89 N 47 W 25. 00 N 53 W 2. 00, when it joins the 



hempstead town records. 245 

Page 77. 
road leading to the Steam Boat Dock, rumiiiig N 54|^ W 8. 
53 N 57 W 14. 40 N 58^ W 10. 90 N 85f W 96, to the west- 
erly side of said dock, the end of the road where it joins 
the Dock being 1 chain 20 wide, It is further ordered that 
the above described line be the South side of said highway, 
and that the said higlnvay be of the width of three rods. 

In witness whereof we the said Commissioners have here- 
unto subscribed our names this 2d of May A. D. 1857. 

Valentine Willis Commissioners 

of 
Henry M. Thorne Highways. 
Com23ared with the Original and entered by- 

Jas. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Whereas application has been made by Edwavd L. Tread- 
well and others residents and freeholders of the town of 
North Hempstead in Queens County State of New York, to 
Henry M. Thorne and Valentine Willis the Commissioners 
of Highways of said town, to lay out a highway three rods 
wide in said town through the enclosed lands of the several 
parties signing this instrument. Commencing at the public 
road on the top of the hill west of Benjamin Hicks house, 
and running in a Westerly direction through land of Benja- 
min Hicks to the public road running through the middle 
of Great Neck, and Ct)mmeiicing again at the last named 
public road at a point near Sylvanus S. Smith's Stacks, and 
continuing in a westerly direction across said Smiths laud 
to laud of Eldred Allen Dec'd, thence in a northwesterly 
direction across laud belonging to the Estate of said Allen 
to a point Avest of the barn on said land, thence in a more 
northerly direction through woodland of said Estate, and 
woodland of John Allen, Edward L. Tread well, James H. 
Skidmore and the Estate of Whitehead Hewlett dec'd in a 
straight line as may be to the gate on the road east of the 
Steandjoat Dock, thence through the land of William M. 
Smith to the said Steamboat Dock. 



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ii 
a 
ti 
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240 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Aud whereas tlie said Commisssioners propose to lav out 
said road pursuant to said application. Now therefore in 
Consideration of the premises and of one dollar to each of 
the parties signing this instrument, in hand paid, it is 
agreed between the said parties respectively and the said 
Commissioners that the damages to be sustained bv the 
said paities by reason of the laying out and opening the 

Page 78. 
said road or highway be liquidated and agreed upon as fol- 
lows Viz., 

To Benjamin Hicks i?379.U0 

Sylvanus S. Smith 278.50 

Estate of Eldred Allen, dec'd 172.50 

John Allen = 84.00 

Edward L. Tread well 28.00 

Estate of Whitehead Hewlett Dec'd } oaa aq 
James H. Skidmore 5 ' 

" William M. Smith 157.00 

Which sums are to be paid to the said parties whose 
names are respectively set opposite thereto in full satisfac- 
tion aud discharge of all damages they may sustain by the 
opening and laying out of said road, and such sums are not 
to be paid until the said road or highway is opened and laid 
out, aud is put in good travelling condition for the use of 
the public. 

In witness whereof the said parties have hereunto set 
their hands and seals this seventeenth day of April 1857. 

Signed and Sealed ^ 
in presence of ^ 

Ben.jamin Hicks (S) 

James H. Skidmore (S) 

Edward L. Treadwell (S) 

Wm Mitchell Smith (S) 

Sylvanus S. Smith (S) 

Catharine S. Walters (S) 
Susan Jane Van Nostrand (S) 
John Allen (Sj 

Commissioners ^) Valentine Willis 
of > Henry M. Thorne 

Highways. ) Leonard Mott. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 247 

Compared witli the Original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 



PaCxE 79. 

At a meetino- of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, at a 
place known as Appleby Landing in said town on the 4th 
day of December instant, all the said Commissioners having 
met pursuant to legal notice and deliberated on the subject 
matter of this order upon the Application of Sherman Stev- 
ens and others residents of said town and liable to be 
assessed for highway labor- therein, for the laying out of the 
highway hereafter described, and on the petition of more 
than twelve respectable freeholders of said town verefied by 
their affirmation as required by the Statute, requesting 
among other things that such highway be laid out and that 
the same is necessary and proper, And notice in writing of 
at least three days liaviug been given in dne form of law to 
Epenetus Appleby, John Appleby, William Hewlett, Sam- 
uel L. Hewlett, Sherman Stevens, Edmund Willets, Henry 
Onderdonk jr, Elizabeth Underbill, John K. Underbill, 
Isaac Bogart, Peter L. Bogart, James Wetherspoon, Chris- 
topher Heiser, John S. Bnrtis, James Ud all, Isaac H. Dodge 
and Thomas aud Silas Mott, occupants of the hands through 
which the highway hereafter described is to run, that the 
undersigned Commissioners would meet at this time and 
place to decide on the application aforesaid, and the under- 
signed having heard all reasons offered for and against lay- 
ing out such highway. It is ordered determined and certi- 
fied that a public highway shall be and the same hereby is 
laid out pursuant to said application whereof a survey hath 
been made and is as follows to wit : Beginning at a point 
on or near the Avesterly side of the public highway lead- 
ing from the village of Roslyn to Applebys Landing, said 
point bearing South forty four aud one quarter degrees 



248 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

West distant three chains and two links from the South 
west corner of a tenant house belonging to John Appleby 
near said Landing, from thence running North eleven and 
three quarter degrees west eleven chains and tiftv five links 
to a point on range with the South side of a tenant house 
belonging to AVilliam Hewlett, and five links west of the 
west end thereof, thence North one and one half degrees 
East five chains and eighty six links to the division line be- 
tween lands of William and Samuel L. Hewlett, passing 
through a Hickor}- tree about fourteen feet South of said 
division line, thence North five degrees East thirteen chains 
and forty nine links to a point thirty links west of the west 
end and in range with the north side of a tenant house of 
Samuel L. Hewlett, said house lieing the fourth one from 
the South line of said Hewletts Farm, thence North seven 
and three quarter degrees East eleven chains and thirty 
four links to a White Oak tree, also on said Samuel L. 
Hewletts land, thence North sixteen and one c^uarter de- 
grees East ten chains and thirty five links running sixty two 
links west of the west side or end of the Northernmost 
tenant house of Samuel L. Hewlett, thence North one and 

Page 80. 

three quarter degrees Avest live chains and sixtj' one links 
to the Southwest corner of a shed attached to the Southern- 
most tenant house of Edmund Willets, thence continuing 
on last said course two chains and six links to a point seven 
links west of the Southwest corner of said Willets central 
tenant house, thence North six degrees East four chains 
and sixtv five links to a point nine and three qu^irter links 
Avest of the Avest end and in range with the North side of 
said Willets Northernmost tenant house, thence continuing 
on last said course four chains and eighty one links, thence 
North five degrees East ten chains and sixty nine links to a 
Lombardy Poplar tree on land of Henry Onderdonk jr, 
thence North four and three quarters degrees West eight 
chains and fifty six links to a point bearing North eighty 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 249 

five degrees East distant eighty liuks from the Northeast 
corner of said Onderdonks Northernmost (formerly central) 
tenant house, thence North eighteen and one quarter de- 
grees west six chains and fifteen liuks to a point twenty 
seven links west of the west end and in range with the North 
side of the Southernmost tenant house of Elizabeth Under- 
hill, thence North twelve degrees west five chains and sev- 
enty seven links to a point thirty one links west of the west 
end and in range with the South side of said Underbills 
Northernmost tenant house, thence North fourteen degrees 
west six chains, thence North forty three and one quarter 
degrees west one chain and fifty one links to a point bear- 
ing South thirty six and three quarter degrees East from 
the Southeast corner of Dwelling House or residence of John 
K. Underhill, and also bearing South nine and three quarter 
degrees west from the Southwest corner of said Underhills 
tenant house, tbence North twenty eight and one quarter 
degrees East four chains and eighty eight links, to a point 
on the Bank East of said Underhills tenant house, thence 
North eight and one quarter degrees East eight chains and 
twelve links to near ordinary high water mark, and running 
or passing a MulV)erry tree two feet west of said line, thence 
North sixteen and three quarter degrees East five chains 
and eighty nine links to a point bearing South eighty two 
and one half degrees East from the Northeast corner of the 
old Hegeman house belonging to Peter L. Bogart, and also 
bearing South forty two degrees East from the Northeast 
corner of said Bogarts Dwelling house, thence North twenty 
one degrees west eleven chains and forty nine links, follow- 
ing the face of a stone wall of said Bogarts, and to land of 
James Wetherspoon, thence North twenty one and one 
quarter degrees west twelve chains and ninety five links, to 
a point bearing South eighty seven degrees West distant 
one chain and fifteen links from the North end of the " Peak- 
ed Rock," thence North twenty two and one quarter degrees 
West eight chains and ninety two links, to a point bearing 
South seventy three and three quarter degrees East from the 



250 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Southeast corner of Isaac Bogarts new kitcliing, and also 

Page 81. 

bearing North lift}' four and three quarter degrees East from 
the Nortlieast corner of said Bogarts Dwelling house, thence 
North thirty five and one quarter West four chains and 
thirty nine links, thence North twenty and one quarter de- 
grees west six chains to a point bearing North eighty nine 
and one half degrees East, distant one chain and ninety 
seven links from the Southeast corner of Isaac Bogarts new 
house on what is commonly known as the Canton Place, 
thence North thirty seven degrees west three chains, thence 
North seventeen and one half degrees west fifteen chains 
and forty eight links, to a point in range with the South 
side of Dwelling House of Christopher Heiser, and seventy 
seven • links East of the East side of a Lombardy Poplar 
tree, being the Northernmost one of two standing near each 
other, thence North thirty three degrees west two chains 
and forty three links, thence North eighteen degrees west 
fifteen chains and fifty two links, thence North twenty eight 
degrees west six chains and seventy links, thence North 
forty eight and one half degrees west five chains and forty 
nine links, thence North thirty and three quarter degrees 
west three chains and eighty five links, thence North one 
half a degree west four chains and five links to a point 
bearing South twenty eight and one quarter degrees East, 
distant three chains and ten links from the Nortlieast corner 
of Isaac H. Dodges Dwelling House, thence North five and 
one quarter degrees East three chains and eighty eight 
links, to a point eighty three links East from said Dodges 
door yard wall, thence North fifteen and one quarter de- 
grees West seven chains and fifty links, thence North thir- 
ty four and one quarter degrees West two chains and forty 
links, thence North live and one quarter degrees AVest one 
chain and eighty two links, to division line between lands 
of Isaac H. Dodge and Thomas and Silas Mott, thence 
continuing on last said course two chains and forty four 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 251 

liuks, to the Southwest corner of the Store House, on or 
near the head or upper end of the Steamboat Dock belong- 
ing to said Motts, and usually denominated the Manhassett 
Steamboat Dock : and the line of the said survey is to be 
the East Side or line of said highway, which is to be Three 
Rods in width, with the exception of the last above named 
course and distance, which is on the land of the aforesaid 
Thomas and Silas Mott, Avhere it is to be Six Rods in width. 
In witness whereof the said Commissioners of Highways 
have hereunto subscribed their names this twenty first day 
of December Eighteen hundred and fifty seven. 

Valentine Willis ( Commissioners 

] of 

Henry M. Thorne ( Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J AS M. Stilwell, 

Town Clerk. 

Page 82. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead. 

The Undersigned freeholders of the town of North 
Hempstead and liable to be assess'd for highway labor in 
said town, do hereby make application to you to lay out a 
new road of the width of three rods in said town, the same 
being necessary and required for the public good and con- 
venience, and running and described as foUoAvs, Viz., Com- 
mencing at the Highway running from the Village of Ros- 
lyn to Appiel)y's landing, and commencing at a point on 
the land of Epenetus Appleby and south of the barn owned 
by John Appleby, and thence running Northerly on the 
side hill through land of Epenetus Appleby, John Appleby, 
William Hewlett, Samuel L. Hewlett, Sherman Stevens, 
Edmund Willets, Henry Onderdonk Jr., Estate of William 
Underhill or Elizabeth Underbill, John K. Underbill, Isaac 
Bogart, Peter L. Bogart, El])ert H. Bogart, Christopher 



252 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Heiser, Jolm S. Buitis, James Udall, Isaac H. Dodge and 
Silas Mott to the Lauding now or latelj- known as Manhas- 
set Dock. 

William H. Smith Sherman Stevens 

Daniel Bogart Jr., Furman Fields 

Daniel Hegeman Jas M. Stilwell 

Valentine Hicks Alex'r Kilpatrick 

H. W. Eastman Henry Wilson 

John Charlick Francis Skillman 

James Mott Benjamin Hicks 

John R. Schenck Samuel T. Tabor 

James Losee Henry S. Lay ton, Jr., 

Daniel G. Banks Piob't Seaman 

Tho's McKee. 

Compared Avitli the original and entered by 

Jas M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 83. 

Queens County SS. 

We the undersigned freeholders of said County neither 
residents of the town of North Hempstead nor of kin to 
Epeuetus Appleby dec'd, John Appleby, William Hewlett, 
Samuel L. Hewlett, Edmund Willets, Henry Onderdonk Jr., 
Elizabeth Underhill or Jolm S. Burtis, being the jury sum- 
moned drawn and sworn to assess the damages sustained 
by the said Epeuetus Appleby dec'd, or his estate, John 
Appleby, William Hewlett, Samuel L. Hewlett, Edmund 
Willets, Henry Onderdonk Jr, Elizabeth Underhill and 
John S. Burtis, by reason of the laying out and opening of 
a road fi'om near Appleby's Landing to the Manhasset 
Steam Boat Dock on the East side of Cow Neck through 
their lands in pursuance of an order of the Commissioners 
of Highways of said town of North Hempstead bearing 
date the twenty first day of December 1857. After haviug 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 253 

viewed and examined the premises, determine and assess 

tlie damages of the said 

Epenetus Appleby deceased or his estate at $15.50 

John Appleby 38.00 

William Hewlett 61.50 

Samuel L. Hewlett 193.00 

Edmund Willets 80.00 

Henry Ouderdonk, Jr., 55.00 

Elizabeth Underhill 53.12 

John S. Burtis 15.41 

Given under our hands this third day of April 1858. 

Chaeles a. Sammis ] 
WiLLLiAM Curtis t • i.i 

 JohnB.Pettit Jurors m the 

Eichard Brower ( '^toienientioned 
Daniel Coles \ ^^°^^^^ ^=^«^- 

Peter Ijewis J 

Queens County SS. 

I Francis Skillman one of the Justices of the Peace of 
the town of North Hempstead in said County do certify, 
That the above is the verdict of the Jury summoned by my 
warrant and drawn and sworn by me to assess the damages 
sustained by Epenetus Appleby deceased, or his estate, 
John Appleljy, William Hewlett, Samuel L. Hewlett, Ed- 
mund AVillets, Henry Ouderdonk Jr., Elizabeth Underhill 
and John S. Burtis by the laying out of the highway men- 
tioned in the said verdict. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name 
this third day of April 1858. 

Francis Skillman 
Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

James M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 84. 
At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 



254 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

town of North Heiii])stc;i(l in the County of Queens at the 
house of John Chailick in the said town on the 3d day of 
A]>ril 1858. All the said Commissioners having been duly 
notified to attend the said Meeting for the purpose of de- 
liberating on the subject matter of this order, it is ordered 
and determined by the said Commissioners upon the ap- 
plication and consent of Christopher Heiser and others 
through whose lands the alterations hereinafter described 
is to be made, that a portion of the Highway laid out by 
said Commissioners on the 4th day of December 1857, lead- 
ing from a point near Applebys Lauding to the Manhas- 
sett Steamboat Dock iu said Town, be altered according to 
the following survey which the Commissioners have Caused 
to be made thereof as follows to wit : The East line of the 
alteration is to begin at the angle described in the order of 
said Commissioners of the 3 day of December 1857, as bear- 
ing North 85 deg East distant 80 Links from the Northeast 
corner of the Northernmost Tenant House of Henry Onder- 
donk Jr., from thence running North 6^ deg West 5 chains 
72 links to a point 77 links East of the Southeast corner 
and in range with the South side of the shed to the South- 
ernmost Tenant House of Elizabeth Uuderhill, thence North 
12 deg west 6 chains 26 links to a point 75 links East of 
the Northeast corner and in range Avith the North side of 
the Northernmost Tenant House of said Underbill, thence 
North 23f deg West 5 chains 28 links, thence North 8 deg 
East 14 chains 24 links to a stake near ordinarj- high water 
mark on the laud of Isaac Bogart the same being one of the 
Easterl}' angles of the road as first laid out, and that the 
said alteration be of the width of three rods. 

It is also ordered and determined that the folloAving por- 
tion of said Highway be altered to wit : The East line of 
the alteration is to begin at the termination of the first 
course North of Elbert H. Bogarts House on the "Canton 
Place" as described in the order of said Commissioners of 
date of 4 of December 1857, from thence running North 16 
deg West 15 chains 48 links, to a point in range with the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 255 

South side of the Dwelling House of Cliristoplier Heiser, 
and distant 1 Chain 4 links Easterly from the East side of a 
Lombard}' Poplar Tree, thence North 28f deg West 2 chains 
43 links, thence North 19^ deg West 15 chains 52 links, to 
a point on land of John S. Burtis, intersecting an original 
angle in said road. All of the courses and distances above 
given being the Easterly line of said road, which is also to 
be of the width of Three Eods. 

In Witness whereof the Commissioners of Highways of 
said town have hereunto subscribed their names this 3 day 

of April 1858. 

Valentine Willis \ 

V Commissioners. 
Henry M. Thorne ) 

Compared with the Original and Entered liy 

J. M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 86. 

At the Anual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of John Charlick's Roslyn April 
Gth 1858. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Institute being read, 
was adopted. 

The following resolutions were offered, and adopted, 
to wit : 

Resolved, To raise the sum of $750.00 for the support of 
the Poor at Jones Institute, The Trustees to use as much 
of the above sum as may be required for the above purpose 
the ensuing year, the ballance to remain in the hands of 
the Overseers of the Poor. 

Resolved, To raise the sum of $175.00 to defray the 
expences of John Thurston Col'd, a Lunatic at Flatbush 
Asylum for the ensuing year. 

Resolved, To raise the sum of $5'!/0.00 to pay a note held 
against the town of $225.00, and the ballance for the sup- 
port of the out door poor for the ensuing year. 



250 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Resolved, That the Taxes paid uuder protest bj the Ad- 
miuistrators on the property of Jacob Covert deceased, 
$38.50 be refunded. 

The following persons were elected Overseers of High- 
ways. 

District No. 1 Joseph L. Hewlett 

2 Henry W. Allen 

3 E. C. Thorne 

4 Henry D. Remsen 

5 William Coles 

6 Henry W. Jackson 

7 John Ruland 

8 James M. Moore 

9 Thomas McKee 

10 Henry T. Hewlett 

11 Samnel L. Hewlett 

12 Yalentiue Mott 

13 Henry M. Thorne 

11 Philip Wiggins 

15 Henry R. Williams 

16 William R. Haines 

17 John C. Schenck 

18 Tbomas Pearsall 

19 Silas W. Albertsou 

20 James H. Poole 

21 Valentine Yelsor 

22 Stephen Post 

23 John H. Treadwell 

21 Valentine Willis 

25 Samiiel Wood 

26 John Hendricksou 

27 Samuel L. Mitchell 

28 A. D. Covert 

29 William M. Smith 

30 Thomas T. Alleii 

31 Robert Stuart 



32 



Elbert H. Bogart 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 



257 



Page 87. 

The followiiifij town Officers were elected, Viz., 

John M. Clark 
James M. Stilwell 
Oliver Weeks 
f Francis Skillman, fall term 
I Wessel S. Smith, to fill vacan- 
I cy by resignation of Luke 
< Fleet, Jr. 

1 Stephen Bedell, to fill vacan- 
I cy by reason of A. J. Hege- 
[ man declining to qualify. 
Henry M. Thome 
Joseph L. Hewlett 
^ Elbert H. Bogart 
I Luke Fleet, Jr. 
S Elbert H. Mackey 
I Henry D. Remsen 
( Abraham R. Hutchings 
I Henry S. Laytou 
' Robert Seaman 
I William P. Weeks 
[ William M. Hewlett 
f Adrian Van Nostrand 
j Benjamin W. Allen 
^1 Joseph D. Armstrong, Aj)- 
I pointed. 
John H. Chapman 
David D. Kirby 
Henry W.Eastman, Appointed, 
John Ruland, John Charlick, 
John B. Howell and Wil- 
liam Laton, Received a ma- 
jority of all the votes cast at 
the Election, Robert Sea- 
man, Richard DeMott and 
Henry Allen were also vot- 
ed for as Pound Masters. 
Inspector of \ John Charlick 



Supervisor 
Town Clerk. 
Collector 



Justice of the Peace 

Commissioner of Highway 
Assessor 

Trustees of Jones Institute 
Overseers of the Poor 

Constables 



Inspectors of 

Election District 

Number 1. 

Inspectors of 

Election District 

Number 2. 



Pound Masters 



Weights & Measures 



s 



Francois Skillman ^ Justices of 
Leonard A. Seaman ( the Peace 



258 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Compared with tlie original aiul entered by 

James M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 88. 

To Yalentine Willis, Henry M. Thome and Leonard 
Mott, Commissioners of highwa3's of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of (^neens and State of New 
York. 

The Undersigned, your petitioners respectfully represent 
and show to your l)oard that each of the uudersigned is a 
resident and freeholder of said Town of North Hempstead. 
That they and each of them are acquainted with the wants 
and necessities of the public in reference to its necessity 
for a highway over the route hereinafter specified, and also 
well acquainted with said proposed route, and your peti- 
tioners would state that in their and each of their opinions 
the public good requires that a highway should be laid out 
at or near the place proposed and that the public good also 
requires that said branch road should be laid out as below 
designated. And the undersigned, your petitioners humbly 
pray and make a]iplication that you the Commissioners of 
Highways of said town of North Hempstead, will lay out a 
Public Highway or new Poad, and also branch Road, 
on or in that part of said Town known as Cow Neck, said 
Koad to commence at the Highway at the South end of 
what is known as Treadw^ells Lane, and running thence 
Northwardly through lands of John H. Treadwell and 
Walter J. Cornell, and thence Northwardly and Westwardly 
through lands of Leonard Mott, Hall J. Tibbets, Benjamin 
B. Nostrand, J. D. Beach, Benjamin B. Nostrand Epenetus 
Nostrand, O'Gorman and Dillon and Epenetus and Benj- 
amin B. Nostrand to Sands Point Steamboat Landing. 
The undersigned your petitioners also petition and apply 
for a public Highway on said neck as a branch of or from 
the proposed road to start from said proposed Eoad and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 



259 



run westei'l}' between the laud or on the line between land 
of Epenetus Nostrand and O'Gormau and Dillon to said 
Steamboat Lauding. And jour petitioners, as in duty 
bound will ever pray. 

Henry Cock 

Michael Misner 

John Mackey 

Elbert H. Mackey 

Thomas Mc Kee 

Richard Tyson 

John Jar vis 

Caleb Covert 

J. M. Moore 

Cap't James T. Bird 

William Bird 

Rob't Jarvis 

P. L. Bogart 



Oliver Weeks 
Eurmau Fields 
Edmund Willets 
John K. Underhill 
Ephraim Crooker 
Daniel H. Burdett 
James S. Carpenter 
John H. Allen 
Warren Mitchell 
Wm L. Mitchell 
Erastus Mitchell 
Singleton Mitchell 
George Mackey 



Page 89. 

North Hempstead ) * 
Queens County. > ' " 

Daniel H. Burdett, Furman Fields, Thomas Mc Kee, Caleb 
Covert, Henry Cock, James T. Bird, Ephriam Crooker, 
Rob't Jarvis, John Mackey, Michael Missner, Elbert H, 
Mackey, John H. Allen, Richard Tyson, George Mackey, 
James M. Moore. Being each severally and individually 
affirmed and sworn, do say and each for himself sayeth that 
they are freeholders and residents of the town of North 
Heni])stead in said County and are liable to be assessed for 
highway labor therein, and not interested in the land 
through which the above proposed roads or either of them 
are to be laid out, nor of kin to the owners thereof or of any 
part. That affirmants have read or have heard read their 
foregoing petition to the Commissioners of Highways of 
said town^ by them subscribed and know the contents 
thereof, and that the same is true of their and each of their 
own knowledge in manner and form as therein set forth. 



2r)0 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Swoin to ;ind Affirmed before lue 

this 21st (lay of December 1857. 

George H. Horstitsld, Justice of the Peace 
John H. Allen Caleb Covert 

Richard Tyson Henry Cock 

Georj2;e Mackey James T. Bird 

J. M. Moore Ephriam Crooker 

Furman Fields Eob't Jarvis 

Tho's Mc Kee John Mackey 

Elbert H. Mackey Michael Missner 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 
Town Clerk. 

Page 90. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, at the 
house of Thomas Mc Kee in said town on the 2ad day of 
Janiiary inst, all the said Commissioners having met and 
deliberated on the subject matter of this order upon the 
application of Henry Cock and others, residents of said 
town and liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, 
for the laying out of the highway as hereinafter described 
and on the petition of more than twelve reputable freehold- 
ers of said town verified by their oaths and affirmation as 
required by the Statute, requesting among other things that 
such highway be laid out, and that the same is necessary 
and proper, and notice in writing of at least three days 
having been given in due form of law to John H. Treadwell, 
Walter J. Cornwell, Leonard Mott, Hall J. Tibbets, Benja- 
min B. Nostrand, James D. Beach, Epenetus Nostrand and 
O'Gorman and Dillon, occupants of the land through which 
the highway or highways hereinafter discribed is to run, 
that the undersigned Commissioners would meet at the time 
and place to decide on the apjilication aforesaid, and the 
undersigned having heard all reasons offered for and against 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS, 261 

laying out such liighway. It is ordered determined and 
certified that a public highway shall be and the same is 
hereby laid out pursuant to said application whereof a sur- 
vey hath been made and is as follows to wit., Beginning at 
a point on the easterly side of the highway running by the 
Dwelling Hous of John H. Treadwell to Sands Point, said 
point bearing South 73J deg AVest from the Northwest 
corner of the "Cornwell Burying Ground" and also bearing 
North 12 deg West from the Southwest corner of said John 
H. Treadwells Barn Avest of his dwelling house, likewise 
bearing N 37^ deg W from the Northeast corner of said 
Treadwells Dwelling House, said point being on the Easter- 
ly side of the highway laid out, From thence running N 25^ 
deg E 5 Chains, thence N 11J- deg E 8 Chains, thence N 19 
deg E 3 Chains, thence N 3 deg E 18 Chains, to a point 
bearing South 47 deg W distant 1 Chain from the centre of 
a Black Oak Tree standing on the side hill in field of John 
H. Treadwell, and South of division line between said Tread- 
well and Walter J. Cornwell, thence N 42 deg W 7 Chains 
and 72 Links, thence N 15^ deg W 28 Chains and 40 hnks, 
to the East side of the Lane running through the Farm of 
Leonard Mott, thence by the East side of said Lane as 
the fence now stands N 9 deg E 7 Chains 44 links, thence 
crossing said Lane N 75:^ deg AV 18 Chains 77 links, thence 
N 56i deg AV 8 Chains 78 links, thence N 54^ deg AV 11 
Chains 44 links to the division line between lands of Hall 
J. Tibbets and Benjamin B. Nostrand, and a point 8 Links 
Easterly of the centre of a Locust tree on said Nostrand 
land, thence N 31^ AV (running three rods Northeasterly of 
a Locust tree on land of James D. Beach) 24 Chains 6 links 
(■") to the South side of a Branch lioad also laid out and 
hereinafter desciibed, thence continueing on last said course 
of N 37f deg AV 20 Chains 42 links, to a point Easterly 
from the new Hotel of E[)enetus and Benjamin B. Nostrand 
at Sands Point, and the line of the said survey is to be the 

Page 91. 
Easterly and Northerly side of said highway. Then com- 



'2()2 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

meucin,tf ;it a point on tlic lust above named course, and 
tlii'ee rods Southerly from the termination thereof. Run- 
ning South 58^ deg W South of and paralel with the said 
Hotel 6 Chains, to a point bearing South 10 deg W distant 
2 Chains 6 Links from the Soiithwest corner of said Hotel, 
thence S 23| deg W 2 Chains, thence S 7^ deg W 13 Chains 
42 links, through a Cedar tree and to a point on the Beach 
in range with the centre of the Steamboat Dock at Sands 
Point, and the line of the aforesaid survey from a point 
Easterly of said Hotel is to be the Southerly and Easterly 
side of said highway which together with that i)ortiou tirst 
above described is to be three rods in width, And it is also 
ordered determined and certified that a public highway 
shall be and the same is hereby laid out pursuant to said 
application as a Branch from the above described highway, 
whereof a survey hath been made and is as follows to wit : 
Beginning at a point i u the Easterly or Northerly- side of 
the aforementioned highway, the same being the termina- 
tion of the' eleventh Course and distance from the begin- 
ning thereof and designated on the survey above given by 
an (" ) asterick, from thence running S 59 deg W 11 Chains 
86 Links, to the Beach, said line to be the Southerly side 
of said highway which is«to be three rods in width, thence 
across the Beach N 84^ deg W, passing through a point 
ten rods Southerly of another point two rods Northerly 
from the North side and upper end of the Sands Poiut 
Steamboat Dock — to ordinary high water mark, the said 
line also to be the South side of said highwa}' which is to 
be ten rods in width on the last named course. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners of Highways 
have hereunto subscribed their names this 21st day of Jan- 
uary 1858. 

Valentine Willis ) ^ . • 

XT -KT rr t Commissioners 

Henry M. Thorne ^ 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk, 



hemrstead town records. 263 

Page 92. 

We the Commissiouers of Highways in the Town of 
North Hempstead in the County of Queens, do hereby order 
that the said town be and is hereby divided into thirty two 
Road Districts as foUows. No. 32 shall embrace all of the 
highway from the Steaudjoat Dock of Silas and Thomas 
Mott on the East side of Cow Neck adjoining Roslyn Har- 
bor Southerly to division fence between the lauds of Samuel 
L. Hewlett and Sherman Stevens formerly James R. Burtis, 
and all of the inhabitants liable to work on the highway 
residing therein and Silas and Thomas Mott shall be and 
are hereby assigned to work on said district No. 32. 

Also District No. 11 shall embrace all of the highway 
from Bedell Landing to turnpike road, also from said turn- 
pike near the Store of John R. Schenck southerly to the 
Store of Jacob M. Kirby, thence Northerly to said turnpike 
near Daniel Bogarts Store, also from said turnpike near the 
mill pond on the west end of the dam to the highway last 
mentioned near the Store of James M. Stilwell, also from 
said turnpike near the Toll Gate northerly to Appleby's 
Landing, thence northerly to the division line fence between 
the lands of Samuel L. Hewlett and Sherman Ste ens 
formerly James R. Burtis, and all of the inhabitants liable 
to Avork on the highway residing therein and Samuel L. 
Hewlett and Francis Skillman shall be and are hereby 
assigned to work in District No. 11. 

Also District No. 19 shall embrace all of the highway 
from the Store of Jacob M. Kirby at the bottom of the hill 
Southerly to the road that divides the Towns of Hempstead 
and North Hempstead near the house of Thomas Albertsou 
also from the highway at Southwest corner of Samuel 
Tabor's line westerly across the last named road to the 
division fence between the lands of Thomas Rushmore and 
Richard Eldred, Als(i from the hill in front of the new 
house of Jacob Frost Westerly to the division fence be- 
tween the farms of John & Samuel Willis, and all the in- 



'2()4 HEMPaTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

habitants lial)le to work on the lii^liway residing therein 
and Jac'ol) M. Kiiby shall be ajid is hereby assigned to 
work in said District No. 19. 

District No. 10 shall extend no farther South than the 
turnpike. 

District No. 18 shall embrace all of the highway from the 
turnpike southerly to the Cross road that leads from Rich- 
ard Albertson's westerly to M. Crookshauks, formerly Zeb- 
ulon Searing, and all of the inhabitants liable to work on 
the highway residing therein and Samuel L. Mitchell, Cor- 
nelius Rappelea and Widow Rappelea, shall be and are 
hereby assigned to work in District No. 18. 

Page 93. 

District No. 1 sliall embrace all of the higlnvay liegin- 
uing at the bottom of Great Neck near Joseph L. Hewlett 
running soirtherly to the main road to the middle of the 
Neck until it meets the road near Hayden's Store, and one 
equal half of the highway that runs east and west through 
the farm of Benjamin Hicks, commencing at the Great 
Neck road, and all the inhabitants liable to work on the 
highway residing therein shall be and are hereby assigned 
to work in said District Nt). 1. 

District No. 1 shall embrace all of the hi<ihwav assigned 
to it ill the last record, and in addition thereto one equal 
half of the highway running east and west through the 
Farm of Benjamin Hicks, Commencing on the easterly end 
of said highway, and all of the inhabitants liable to work 
on the highway residing therein shall be and are hereby 
assigned to work in said District No. 4. 

District No. 9 shall embrace all of the highway assigned 
to it in the last record, and in addition thereto the highway 
Commencing at the Great Neck road leading past Hayden's 
Store in front of S. S. Smith House, running westerly to 
the Steamboat Dock, and all the inhabitants residing there- 
in liable to be assessed to work on the highway, and Syl- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 265 

vanus S. Smith, shall be and are hereby assigned to Avork 

in said District No. 9. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead this 24th 

day of March 1858. 

Valentine Willis > ^ • , • 

TT nr n^ < Commissioners. 

Henry M. Thorne ^ 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page 94. 

Whereas application has been made by Daniel H. Bur- 
dett and others residents and freeholders of the Town of 
North Hempstead in Queens County State of New York, 
to Valentine Willis, Henry M. Thorne and Leonard Mott 
the Commissioners of higliways of said town to lay out a 
highway three rods wide in said town through the enclosed 
lands of John H. Treadwell, Walter J. Cornell, Leonard 
Mott, Hall J. Tibbets, Benjamin B. Nostrand, J# D; Beach, 
Epenetus Nostrand, 0'Go]-man Ar Dillon and Epenetus and 
Benjamin B. Nostrand ; Commencing at the highway at the 
South end of what is known as Treadwell's Lane, running 
northerly tlnough lands of John H. Treadwell, Walter J. 
Cornell, Northerly and Westerly through lands of Leonard 
Mott, Hall J. Til)bets, Benjamin B. Nostrand, J. D. Beach, 
Benjamin B. Nostrand, Epenetus Nostrand, O'Gorman and 
Dillon and Epenetus and Benjamin B. Nostrand, to Sands 
Point Steamboat Landing. 

Also a branch of said Koad on the line between Epenetus 
Nostrand and O'Gorman and Dillon, to said Steamboat 
Landing. 

And whereas the said Commissioners propose to lay out 
said road pursuant to said Application Now therefore in 
Consideration of the premises and of One Dollar to each of 
the parties signing this instrument in hand paid it is agreed 
between the said parties respectfully and the said Commis- 



2()6 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

sioiier.s that the (hiiuii<^es to be sustaiued by the said parties 

bv reasou of the hiying out and opening the said road or 

higliway be liquidated and agreed upon as foUows Viz., 

To John H. Treadwell To J. D. Beach 

" Walter J. Cornell " Epenetus Nostrand $1.00 

" Leonard Mott $1.00 " E. tt B. 13. Nostrand 1.00 

" Hall J. Tibbets " O'Gormau & DiHon 1.00 

Benjamin B. Nostrand 1.00 

Which sums are to be paid to the said parties Avhose 
names are respectfully set opposite thereto in full satisfact- 
tion and discharge of all damages they may sustain by the 
opening and laying out of said road. 

In witness whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto 
set their hand and seals this 21st day of December 1857. 

Epenetus Nostrand (S) 
Signed and sealed > Leonard Mott (S) 

in presence of ) Richard O'Gorman (S) 

Ben.jamin B. Nostrand (S) 

Compar(?d with the Original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell T. C. 



Page 96. 

To the Hon' Elias .J. Beach, County Judge of Queens 
County, State of New York. 

We Hall J. Tibbets, Walter J. Corn well, John H. Tread- 
Avell, John S. Burtis and Benjamin Mott, freeholders and 
all of the town of North Hempstead in said County con- 
ceiving ourselves severally aggrieved by the order and de- 
termination of Valentine Willis and Henry M. Tliorne Com- 
missioners of Highways of said town of North Hempstead, 
made on the 21st day of January 1858 in laying out a high- 
way in said town and a Branch thereof upon the application 
of Henry Cock and others, do hereb}' appeal to you from 
such order and determination. The said Highway is de- 
scribed in the order of the said Commissioners filed and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 267 

recorded in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town of 
North Hempstead on the 22d day of January 1858 as fol- 
lows to wit: Beginning at a point on the Easterly side of 
the highway running by the Dwelling House of John H. 
Treadwell to Sands Point, said Point bearing South 73f 
deg W from North West Corner of the "Cornwell Burying 
Ground," and also 1)earing N 12 deg W from the South 
West Corner of said John H. Treadwell's Barn West of his 
Dwelling House, likewise bearing North 37:^ deg W from the 
Northeast Corner of said Treadwell's Dwelling House, said 
point being on the Easterly side of the highway laid out, 
Erom thence running N 25^ deg E 5 Chains, thence N 11:^ 
degE8 Chains, thence N 19 deg E 3 Chains, thence N 3 
deg E 18 Chains, to a point bearing South 47 deg West 
distant 1 Chain from the centre of a Black Oak Tree stand- 
insr on the side hill in field of JohnH. Treadwell, and South 
of division line between said Treadwell and Walter J. 
Cornwell, thence N 42 deg W 7 Chains 72 links, thence 
N 151 a eg W 28 Chains 40 links to the East side of the lane 
running through the farm of Leonard Mott, thence by the 
east side of said lane as the fence now stands North 9 deg E 
7 Chains 44 links, thence Crossing said lane N 75;^ deg W 
18 Chains 77 links, thence N 5(H deg W 8 Chains 78 links, 
thence N 54f deg W 11 Chains 44 links, to the division line 
between lands of Hall J. Tibbets and Benjamin B. Nos- 
trand, and a point 8 links easterly of the centre of a Locust 
Tree on said Nostrand land, tlience N 37^ deg W (running 
three rods Northeasterly of a Locust Tree on land of James 
D. Beach) 24 Chains 6 Links {^) to the South side of a 
Branch Road also laid out therein, Continueing on said 
last course of N 37^ deg W 20 Chains i2 hnks, to a point 
easterly from the New Hotel of Epenetus and Benjamin B. 
Nostrand at Sands Point, and the line of the said survey is to 
be the Easterly and Northerly side of said highway. Then 
Commencing at a point on the last above named course 
and three rods Southerly from the termination thereof, run- 
ning South 58^ deg W South of and parallel with the said 



268 hempstead town records. 

Page 97. 

Hotel, 6 Chains to a point bearing South 10 cleg W distant 
'2 Chains 6 Links from the North West Corner of said Hotel, 
thence S 28^ dog W 2 Chains, thence 8 7^ deg W13 Chains 
42 links, throngh a Cedar Tree and to a point on the Beach 
in range with the Centre of the Steam Boat Dock at Sands 
Point, and the line of the aforesaid servej from a point 
Easterly of Said Hotel, is to be tlie Southerly and easterly 
side of said highway, Avhich together with that portion first 
above described is to be three rods in width. 

The said Branch from the said highway is described in 
said order as a Branch from the above described highway 
Avhereof a survey hath been made; Beginning at a point on 
the easterly or northerly side of the above said highway, 
the same being the termination of the eleventh course and 
distance from the beginning thereof and designated in the 
survey by an ('^) asterick, from thence running S 59 deg W 
11 Chains 86 links to the beach, said line to be the South- 
erly side of said highway which is to be three rods in 
width, thence across the Beach N 84^ deg W, passing 
through a })oint ten rods northerly of another point two 
rods northerly from the North side and ui)per end of the 
Sands Point Steam Boat Dock to ordinary high water 
mark, the said line also to be the South side of said High- 
way, Avhich is to be ten rods in width on the last aiamed 
course. 

The grounds upon which this appeal is made are the fol- 
lowing among others. 

There is a good and sufficient public highway not half a 
mile, and in many places less than a cpiarter of a mile, dis- 
tant from the proposed highway, and which renders said 
proposed highway unnecessary. The present pul)lic high- 
way if travelled makes the distance to the Steamlioat land- 
ing at Sands Point aforesaid upwards of one fourth of a 
mile less than said proposed highway, and can be made su- 
perior in every w^ay for travel at less than one fourth par-t 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 269 

of the expense wliicli will be incuiTed by the laying out and 
completing said proposed highways. 

The said proposed highway if the said order be eontirni- 
ed will iucnr a great and needless expense to our town, and 
while many of the petitioners for the laying out of the same 
beiug small freeholders and who pursue boating and oys- 
tering for a means of living will pay but a trilling pavt of 
siich expense the Remonstrants against such proposed 
highway being generally farmers and larger freeholders 
must be greatly prejiedesed thereby. The said proposed 
highway firstly described in said order is unjustly laid out 

Page 98. 
as it respects the rights and interest of one or more of the 
proprietors of the lands over which the same extends, leav- 
ing said lands triangularly shaped and difficult to cultivate, 
and unsalable. The said proposed highways are not re- 
quired by the travelling public, but were procured at the 
instance of two or three individuals and to gratify purely 
personal and selfish motives, on their entire length being 
upwards of two and a half miles there is not one dwelling 
house excepting the Public House at the point aforesaid, 
and said appeal is brought to reverse entirely the order 
antl determination of the said Commissioners. 
Dated this 3rd day of February, 1858. 

Hall J. Tibbets 
Walter J. Cornwell 
John H. Treadwell 
John S. Burtis 
Benjamin Mott 
Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Cleik. 

In the matter of the appeal of Hall ] 

J. Tibl)ets and others from order [ 

of I Decision 

Commissioners of Higliwa3s of the y Affirmiug order 

town of North Hempstead, in lay- \ of Commissioners. 

ing out a highway from Treadwells | 

Lane to Sands Point in said Town. J 

An Appeal having been taken by Hall J. Tibbets and 



270 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

others to the uutlersigned Couuty Judge of Queens County 
on the third day of Feliruary 1858, from an order and de- 
termination of Valentine Willis and Henry M. Thorne, 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead Queens County and State of New York dated Janu- 
ary 21st 1858, laying out a Highway in said Tow^n upon the 
Application of Henry Cock and others, which (Original 
notice of Appeal is herein- prefixed, and the hearing of said 
appeal having been fixed hy the uudersigned for the 15tli 
day of May 1858 at Nostrands Hotel at Sands Point, and 
the said Appellants haAnng appeared on that day personally 
and by Sidney L. Griflen Esq., their Attourney and Coun- 
cel, and the said Commissioners haying also personally ap- 
peared and by William H. Onderdouk, Esq, their Attour- 
ney and Councel, and evidence ha^dng been produced and 
taken on the part of said Appellants and Respondents on 
said day and at adjourned day or days, and the said Coun- 
cel for respective parties having b^eu heard at length in 
the premises and due deliberation having been had thereon, 
I do hereby adjudge determine and decide that the order 
of said Commissioners as appealed from, be and the same 
hereby is in all things aftermed. 
Dated Glen Cove, July 24th 1858. 

Elias J. Beach 
County Judge of Queens Count3^ 

Compared and entered 

J. M. Stilwell T. C. 

Page 99. 

Queens County ss. 

We the undersigned freeholders of said County, neither 
residents of the town of North Hempstead in said County 
nor of kin to John H. Treadwell, Walter J. Cornwell, Hall 
J. Tibbets or James D. Beach or either of them, being the 
jur}- summoned, drawn and sworn to asses the damages 
sustained by the said John H. Treadwell, Walter J. Corn- 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 271 

well, Hall J. Tibbets and James D. Beach by reason of the 
laying out and opening of a road through their enclosed 
lands in pursuance of the order of the Commissioners of 
highways of the town of North Hempstead, bearing date 
the twenty first day of January in the year eighteen hun- 
dred and fifty eight, after having viewed and examined the 
premises, determine and asses the damages of the said 

John H. Treadwell $ 77.00 

Walter J. Cornwell 10.00 

Hall J. Tibbets '253.00 

James D. Beach 92.50 

Given under our hands this 18th day of September, 1858, 

Tho's H. Clowes ] 
J. W. Smith i 

John H. Seaman I -r 

,, T^T ci > Jurors. 

S. N. Snedeker f 

Merwin Rushmore I 

Ebenezer Kellum J 

Queens County ss. 

I Francis Skillman a Justice of the Peace of the town of 
North Hempstead in said County, do Certify that the fore- 
going is the verdict of the Jury summoned by my warrant 
and drawn and sworn by rae to asses the damages svistaiued 
by John H. Treadwell, Walter J. Cornwell, Hall J. Tibbets 
and James D. Beach by the laying out of the highway men- 
tioned iu the said Verdict. 

In witness whereof I suliscribe these presents the 18th 
day of September 1858 

Francis Skillman J. P. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Page 100. 

Queens County ^ ^^ 

Town of North Hempstead y * ^ ' 

We the undersigned freeholders of the aforesaid town 
and owners of the adjoining land do hereby make applica- 



272 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tiou to Valentine Willis, Henry M. Tliorne and Leonard 
Mott, Commissioners of Highways of the aforesaid town to 
lay out and regulate the liigliway, beginning at a point at 
the west end of the lane that leads from the house of Ben- 
jamin Albertsons to where it connects with the highway, 
that leads fi'om the Plank Road to Lakeville south to the 
Plank Road, the width to be left at discretion of Commis- 
sioners. 

Dated December 22d, 1858. 

Geo H. Kelsey 
Benjamin Albertson. 

AVe the undersigned do hereby release all claim to dam- 
age to the Commissioners of highways of the town of North 
Hempstead for the Consideration of One Dollar in hand 
paid by reason of laying out, regulating, and opening said 
highway as described in the above ai^plication. 

Dated December 22d, 1858. 

Witness, Benjamin Albertson (S) 

Hicks Albertson. George H. Kelsey (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J, M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, held at 
Hyde Park in said town on the twenty ninth day of Decem- 
ber 1858, all the said Commissioners having met and de- 
liberated on the subject of this order, and it appearing to 
the said Commissioners that that portion of the road in said 
town used as a highway, running from the West end and 
Southerly side of the lane leading from the Dwelling House 
of Benjamin Albertsons at the aforesaid place called Hyde 
Park, and between lands of said Albertson on the East and 
George H. Kelsey on the West to the Jericho and Jamaica 
Plank Road, has been laid out but not sufficiently described 
of record, it is ordered bj- the said Commissioners that the 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 273 

said road be ascertained, described and entered of record. 
And the said Commissioners do further order that the 
description, courses and distances, of said road be accord- 
ing to a survey which they have caused to be made of the 
same as follows. Beginning at a point bearing South seventy 
three degrees west, distant nineteen Chains eleven & f links 

Page 101. 

from the Northwest corner of the Dwelling House of Ben- 
jamin Albertson, the same being on the East Side of the 
hereinafter described highway, where the same is intersected 
by the private road or lane leading froni the aforesaid 
Dwelling House of said Albertson, and on the Southerly 
side of said road or lane, from thence running South Seven- 
teen and one half degrees East forty eight chains, and that 
said course and distance be the East line of said road which 
is to be of the width of four rods, thence running also on 
the East line of said road South thirty five degrees East 
eighty links to the North line of the Jericho and Jamaica 
Plank Road, on which last said line, said road is to be of 
the width of Six Rods, diverging from the aforementioned 
width of four rods at the beginning of the last described 
course. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto placed our hands 
this day of January 1859. 

Valentine AVillis j) 

Henhy M. Thoi;ne > Commissioners. 

Leonaud Mott ) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

We the Commissioners of Highways in the town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens, do hereby order that 
the said town be and is hereby divided into thirty three 
Road Districts as follows. 

No 33 shall embrace all of the highway from the south 
end of what was formerly called Treadwell's Lane at Man- 



274 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

hasset northerly and westerly to the Steainljoat Dock at 
Sands Point, also the Branch of said road that runs between 
the lands of Epenetus Nostrand and O'Gorman and Dillon 
to the said Steamboat Dock and all the inhabitants liable 
to work on the highway residing therein and Daniel H. 
Bnrdett, James and Charles Parker, Epenetns Nostrand, 
Daniel Cor u ell shall be and are hereby assigned to work 
on said District Xo. '63. 

Also District No. 12 shall embrace all of the highway 
from the turnpike to Bedell's Tianding and the same be taken 
from Dis't 11, and Francis Skillmaa shall be and are hereby 
assigned to work on said district No. 12. 

Given under our hands in North Hempstead this lOth 

day of March 1859. 

Valentine Willis ^ 

Henry M. Thoiine > Commissioners. 

Leonard Mott ) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Page 102. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, held in 
the Village of Eoslyn in said town on the twenty fourth 
day of March 1859, for the purpose of laying out a high- 
way on and over a portion of the Common Lands belong- 
ing to said town hing North of and near the AVest end of 
the Mill Dam pertaining to the Grist Mill of Joseph Hicks 
in the aforesaid Village of Eoslyn, all of the said Commis- 
sioners being present ; It is ordered and determined by the 
said Commissioners that a Public HigliAvay shall be and 
the same is hereby laid out according to the following Sur- 
vey to Wit. Beginning at a point on the Northerly side 
and near the west end of the Mill Dam pertaining to the 
Grist Mill of Joseph Hicks, the same being intended to be' 
the North side of the North Hempstead and Flushing Turn- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 275 

pike Eoad said point bearing South 65 deg West distant 1 
Chain 64 links from the Southwest corner of the aforesaid 
Grist Mill, and also bearing South 40^ deg East distant 82 
Links from the Northeast corner of tenement of Joseph 
and Benjamin Hicks, commonly known as the "old Bake 
House," and from said point running North 9 deg West 2 
chains 25 Links, thence North 42 deg East to the Channel 
at the head of Hempstead Harbor, and that the first of the 
above described lines be the West side of said highway, 
along which it be of the width of 3 Eods, and that the last 
of the above described lines be the North side of said high- 
way along which it be of the width of five rods. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners of Highways 
have hereto subscribed their names this 5th day of April 

1859. 

Valentine Willis } r^  • 

TT nr m • Commissioners 

Henry M. Thorne. ) 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

J, M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page 103. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in the town of North 
Hempstead at the House of John Euland Manhasset, April 
5th 1859. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Institute being read 
was accepted and ordered on tile. 

The following Resolutions were offered and adopted Viz. 

Resolved — that we raise the sum of three hundred and 
fifty dollars for the support of the Poor at Jones Institute. 

Resolved — to raise the sum of one hundred and seventy 
five dollars to defray the expenses of John Thurston Col'd, 
a Lunatic at Flatbush Assylum for the ensuing year. 

Resolved — to raise the sum of six hundred and fifty dol- 
lars for the Overseers of the Poor for the support of the 
out door Poor. 



276 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor pay (out of the money he 
has in his handw) the expenses of liobert Shay back to Ire- 
hmd, he being willing to go, (expenses not to exceed forty 
dollars.) 

The following Preaml)le and resolution was offered, 
Whereas a portion of the public lands situate at the head 
of Hempstead Harbor near the village of Roslyu have re- 
cently been sold by the Commissioners of Highways, and 
whereas said lands never have been a source of any profit 
or a matter of convenience to any of the inhabitants of the 
town except those living at or near Roslyu, or to the east of 
said village, and whereas by the la\v authorizing the sale 
and appropriation of the funds accruing from said sale the 
people of the town are authorized to appropriate said funds 
for such public purpose as they may deem proper by a 
Resolution passed at the annual Town Meeting setting 
forth the purpose for which and the manner in which such 
funds shall be appropriated. Now therefore be it Resolv- 
ed — that the funds accrueing from such sale shall be ap- 
propriated to dredging a Channel in Hempstead Harbor 
and that Benjamin Hicks, Yalentiiie Willis and David D. 
Kirby be and are hereby appointed and authorized to ex- 
pend said funds in such manner as above indicated, as they 
may deem to the greatest advantage to the navigation of 
said Harbor, 

To which the following Amendment was offered Viz. 
That the Committee be instructed not to act on said reso- 
lution. Which Amendment was adopted. 

Page 104. 

It was stated by a number of persons that they voted in 
the affirmative under a misapprehension, supposing it to be 
the original resolution. Among the number was David D. 
Kirby, who moved a reconsideration, which was carried. 
The original resolution was then voted on and adopted. 

The following persons were appointed Overseers of High- 
ways, Yiz. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 277 

Joseph L. Hewlett District No. 1, Heury W. Alleu No. 
2, Eicliard E, Thome No. 3, Henry D. Eemsen No. 4, George 
D. Ketchum No. 5, Daniel G. Banks No. 8, William Havi- 
land No. 7, James M. Moore No. 8, Thomas McKee No. 9, 
John 8. Morrell No. 10, Samuel L. Hewlett No. 11, Town- 
send S. Jackson No. 12, William A. Kissam No. 13, Benja- 
min Albertson No. 14, James P. Smith No. 15, William M. 
Haines No. 16, Minne O. Schenck No. 17, Thomas Pearsall 
No. 18, David N. Titns No. 19, James H. Poole No. 20, 
Stephen R. Hicks No. 21, Oliver Titus No. 22, John H- 
Treadwell No. 23, Valentine Willis No. 24, Samuel T. Ta- 
bor No. 25, Hewlett Hendrickson No. 26, Singleton L. 
Mitchell No. 27, Smith Mott No. 28, Adrian Van Nostrand 
No. 29, Thomas T. Allen No. 30, Stephen Tabor No. 31, El- 
bert H. Bogart No. 32, Edward W. Mott No. 33. 

The following Town Officers were elected Viz. Super- 
visor, John M. Clark Town Clerk. James M. Stilwell Col- 
lector. Oliver Weeks For Justice of the Peace, Leonard A. 
Seaman full term, Obadiah J. Downing vacancy. Comrais- 
missioner of Highways, Samuel Burt. Assessor Eiehard 
Albertson. Overseers of the Poor, Elbert H. Mackej and 
Henry D. Remsen. Constables, George Allen, Jur, James 
Eldard, Abraham Hutchings, Hubert Seaman and William 
P. Weeks. Inspectors of Election, District No. 1 Benja- 
min W. Allen and Adrian Onderdonk, John S. Morrel 
Appointed. Dist No. 2 John H. Chapman and David D. 
Kirl)y, Henry W. Eastman Appointed. Pound Masters, 
John Euland, John Charlick, Charles Smith, AVilliam Lay- 
tcm and Stephen A. Ketchum. Sealer of Weights and 
Measures, Stephen A. Ketchum. 

Leonard A. Seaman ) Justices 

of 
Wessell S. Smith ) the Peace 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



278 hemrstead town records. 

Page 105. 

Queens Comity ) qo 

Town of North Hempstead j ^ ' ' 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town and County aforesaid hekl at Roslyn on the 2-4th day 
of October 1859. Upon the motion of the said Commis- 
sioners in behalf of said town and James Mott of town 
aforesaid, for the purpose of making a determination upon 
the subject of a disagreement between the said Commis- 
sioners and said Mott relative to the line between the land 
of said Mott and the public highway and landing at Roslyn 
aforesaid, at a place known as "Bedell's Landing," All the 
said Commissioners having met and deliberated on the sidj- 
ject of this order; And it is hereby agreed to and determined 
on by the said Commissioners and said Mott that the line 
shall be North 13 deg East from the East Willow Tree to 
the brook running out of Bobbins Swamp, as by record 
bearing date 7th day of November 1818. 

Dated Roslyn, Oct. 21th 1859. 

Henry M. Thorne ) Commissioners 
Leonard Mott > of 

Samuel Burt ) Highways. 

James Mott. 

Compared with the Original aud entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page lOG.' 

At the Annual Town Meetinsc held in the town of North 
Hempstead at the House of John Charlick, Ptoslyu April 3rd 
1860. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Institute being read, 
was accepted and ordered on tile. 

The following Resolutions were offered and adopted, Yiz. 
Resolved that the sum of Three hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for the sup]3ort of the Poor at Jones Institute. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 279 

Resolved that the sum of Oue hundred and seventy five 
dollars be raised to pay the board and clothing of Eobert 
Shay, a lunatic at Flatbush Asylam. 

Resolved that the sum of Eight hundred dollars be raised 
to defray the expenses of the out door Poor. 

Resolved that the Supervisor be Authorized to borrow 
Seventy five dollars to pay half years salary (past due) to 
keeper of Jones Institute. 

The following remonstrance was unanimously adopted, 
directed to be signed by the Town Clerk, and forwarded to 
Stephen Tabor and John Petitt, members of the Assembly 
and to Edward A. Lawrence, member of the Senate, with a 
request that it be presented and read in both branches of 
the Legislature. 

To the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York. 

The inhabitants of the Township of North Hempstead 
County of Queens in our Annual Town Meeting assembled, 
respectfully represent 

That it is with surprise we learn a bill has been intro- 
duced into the Legislature providing for the erection of a 
new Court House in this County. We disapprove of this 
bill for the following reasons. 

1st. Our present Court House is in a central position, 
it is large. Convenient, in good repair and possessing suf- 
ficient accommodations in every respect for the wants of 
the County, several thousand dollars having been expended 
upon it for that purpose within a few jears. 

'2d. Its present locality was selected by Commissioners 
with especial reference to its centrality, its position being 
such as to enable citizens from every part of the County to 
repair to the Court House dayly during Court term in their 
own Carriages, and returning in the evening to their own 
dwellings. 

3rd. This Court House movement was not made by the 
County, and not even with the knowledge of the greater 



280 IIEMI'STEAD TOWN ItECOWDS. 

])art of its iiiliabit.-uits, and Init a few of the iiilitiljitauts bad 
any knowledge of it until after the bill was iutioduced into 
the Legislature. 

Page 107. 

-Itli. it \\ ill iiii[)(»sL^ ;i i)rol)a])le exj)ense of ($100,000) one 
hundred thousand dollars upon the County without being 
productive of any advantage to its inhabitants. 

We therefore respectfully but earnestly remonstrate 
against said bill becoming a law. 

The following Town Officers were elected Viz. 

For Supervisor, John M. Clark, Town Clerk, James M. 
Stilwell. Collector, William A. ^[itchell. Justice of the 
Peace, full term, Wessell S. Smith. Assessor, Joseph O. 
Hegemau. Overseers of the Poor, Cornelius Hoagland and 
Henry D. Eemsen. Trustees of Jones Fund, Robert H. 
Titus and Luke Fleet, Sr.,. Commissioner of Highways, 
Leonard Mott. Constables, George Allen, jr., James El- 
dard, Abraham R. Hutchings, Robert Seaman and James 
Powers. Inspectors of Election District, No. 1, Benjamin 
W. Allen and Adrian Onderdonk, Appointed, George D. 
Ketchum. Inspectors of Election District No. 2, David D. 
Kirby and John H. Chapman, Appointed, Henry W. East- 
man. Pound Masters, John Charlick, Charles Smith, Ed- 
ward Wright, Stephen A. Ketchum, Edward L. Treadwell 
and Gideon Sands. 

The following Overseers of Highwa3^s were elected. Viz., 

District No. 1, Joseph L. Hewlett. 2, John Allen. 3, 
Daniel T. Smith. 4, Henry D. Remsen. 5, George D. 
Ketchum. 6, Henry T. Jackson. 7, William Haviland. 8, 
Peter Onderdonk. 9, William Covert. 10, Henry T. Hew- 
lett. 11, Samuel L. Hewlett. 12, Townsend S. Jackson. 
13, William A. Kissam. 14, Benjamin Albertson. 15, 
James P. Smith. 16, William M. Haines. 17, Minue O. 
Scheuck. 18, Nathaniel Pearsall. 19, Jackson Downing. 
20, James H. Poole. 21, Stephen R. Hicks. 22, Oliver 
Titus. 23, John H. Treadwell. 24, Yalentiue Willis. 25, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 281 

Samuel Tabor. 26, Charles F. Titus. 27, Singleton L. 
Mitchell. 28, Andrew J. Layton. 29, Adrian Van Nos- 
traud. 30, Wi!liam Bowers. 31, Edward Bedell. 32, El- 
bert H. Bogart. 33, Edward W. Mott. 

Francis Skillman ') Justices 
Wessell S. Smith > of 
Leonard A. Seaman ) the Peace 
J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

Page 108. 

Town of North Hempstead 
County of Queens. 

Whereas Samuel Waldron of the town of Flushing, owner, 
and Ansel H. Conklin of the town of North Hempstead, 
occupant of certain lands adjoining in the said towns of 
Flushing and North Hempstead and County aforesaid, and 
a dispute has arisen between them concerning the respec- 
tive proportions of a division fence to be maintained by 
them. 

Now therefore, we the undersigned Fence Viewers' of said 
town, do hereby certify that upon the application of the 
said parties we proceeded to examine the premises and hear 
the allegations of the said parties, and that we do deter- 
mine that said division fence be maintained as follows. Viz, 
One quarter of said fence, from the South west Corner of 
said Waldrons door yard, be maintained by said Waldron, 
from thence one half be maintained by Ansel H. Conklin, 
and the remaining one quarter on the North end by Waldron 
aforesaid, and we also certify that our fees for our services 
are three Dollars. 

Given under our hands this fourth day of June 1860. 

Joseph L. Hewlett 

Henry M. Thorne V Fence Viewers. 

Samuel Burt 



282 HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Qnoens, the undersigned own- 
ing lands in said town, and lial)le to be assessed for high- 
way labor therein, do apply to said Commissioners to regu- 
late the highway in the 11th road district in the village of 
Roslyn, beginning at the Flushing and North Hempstead 
Turnpike at or near Daniel Bogart's Store on the west side 
of the village, running southerly to Jacob M. Kirbys, thence 
northerly until it intersects the Aforesaid Turnpike at or 
near John E. Schencks Store, agreeable to an Act passed 
by the State Legislature, March 17tli 1860. 

Henry W. Eastman 
James M. Stilwell 
Alex'r Killpatrick. 
William H. Cornell 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 

Page 109. 

Town of North Hempstead 
County of Queens. 

As by Application at a meeting of the Commissioners of 
Highways of the town and County aforesaid held at the 
house of Johu Charlick on the fith day of August 1860. 

All the Commissioners having met and deliberated on the 
suljject of this order, it appearing to the said Commission- 
ers that the road in said town used as a highway leading 
from the North Hempstead and riushing Turnpike oppo- 
site the Store of Daniel Bogart, Jr. on the west side of 
lioslyn southerly to Jacob M. Kirbys, thence Easterly and 
Northerly to the aforesaid turnpike near the Store of John 
li. Schencks has been laid out, but not sufficiently described 
of record, it is ordered by the said Commissioners that the 
said road be ascertained, described and entered of record, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 283 

agreeable to an Act of the Legislature passed March 17th 
1860. 

And the said Commissioners do further order that the 
description, courses, and distances of said road be accord- 
ing to a survey which they have caused to be made of the 
same as follows. Beginning at a painted stone at a point 
on or near the south side of the North Hempstead and 
Flushing turnpike road bearing N 2^" W distant 26 feet 6 in 
from the N E corner of Store of Daniel Bogart Jr., and 
also bearing South 4:^ East 97 feet from the Southwest 
Corner of the dwelling house of Daniel Bogart Jur., from 
thence S 25^ E 38 Links to a point .10 feet 7 in Easterly 
from the N E Corner of Store of Daniel Bogart Jr., and one 
foot Northerly of a range with the North end thereof S 14;^ 
E 1 Chain 36 Links to a point 5 feet 10^ in East of the N E 
Corner and in range with the North end of James M. Still- 
wells Store, thence S 16f° E 89 Links to a point in range 
with the North end of the Northermost house belonging to 
John Willis and 3 feet 11 in East therefrom, thence S 13f° 
E 64 Links to a point in range with the South end of the 
last mentioned house and 4 feet 1 in Easterly therefrom, 
thence S 17i° E 1 Chain 10 Links to the East side of the 
Northern gatepost to fence pertaining to the Southerly 
house belonging to John Willis, thence S 20^° E 1 Chain 62 
LiidvS to a point on the North side of Barn of George Allen 
and 3 feet 1 in Westerly from the N E Corner, thence 
S 21f^ E 1 Chain 99 Links to South end of Stone Wall of 
Otto W. Pollitz S 30" E 2 Chains 40 Links to North end of 
Stone Wall of Doc't Furman Fields S 30i" E 2 Chains 15 
Links to North end of Stone Wall of Leonard Tliorne S 26" 
E 1 Chain 39 Links to a point in range with North end of 
Southernmost house of Leonard Thorne and 18 feet East- 
erly therefrom S 14" E 1 Chain 75 Links to a point in range 
with North end of house of William H. Smith and 11 feet 
Easterly therefrom S 6^" E 2 Chains 55 links to a point 2 
feet 5 in Easterly of North post of large gate of Samuel R. 
Ely thence S 33^" E 1 Chain 92 Links to a point 7 feet 



284 HKMl'STEAD TOWN KECOItDS. 

East of stoue wall under the stoop of William H. Cornell 

Page 110. 

and 9 feet 10 in from Southeast corner of said Cornell's 
house, thence S 2G^" E 4 Chains 14 Linlis to a point 7 feet 
9 in Easterly from the Northeast corner and in range with 
North side of Dwellintr house of Thomas Wood, thence S 
32" E 1 Chain 71 links to the wall over which was formerly 
the Northern corner of Towuseud E-ushmore Barn, thence S 
25f° E 96 links to a point 32 feet 6 in Easterly from the 
Northeast corner of Methodist Episcopal Parsonage and in 
range with North side thereof, thence 8 18" E 1 Chain 47 
links to a point 13 feet 2 in East from the Southeast Cor- 
ner and in range Avith the South side of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, thence S 28^" E 3 Chains 98 links to the 
South end of stone foot of Anthony Wilkey, thence S 46^" E 
1 Chain 95 links to a point 2 feet 2 in East of the founda- 
tion of Jacob M. Kirbv's Tenant house at Southeast Corner 
and in range with the South side of said house, thence S 
53° E 1 Chain 62 links to a point 19 feet 6 in Sovither- 
ly of Southeast Corner of the Southernmost tenant house 
of Jacob M. Kirby and 65 feet 6 in Southerly and Westerly 
from the West Corner of Dwelling house of said Kirby, 
thence N. 27f" E 2 Chains 5 links to the North side of large 
gate Post of Jacob M. Kirby N 31^" E 3 Chains 19 links N 
15f' E 97 links N 111" E 1 Chain 45 links to a point 12 feet 
3 in West from the Northwest Corner and in range with 
the North side of house of John Craft, thence- N 14f" E 4 
Chains 6 Links N 7|" E 1 Chain 53 links N 131" W 1 Chain 
76 links to the West post on line bet^veeu John Craft and 
James Losee, thence N 25f" W 1 Chain 7 links to a point 9 
feet 3 in West of the Southwest Corner and in range Avith 
the South side of tenant house of James Losee, thence N 
10^" W 4 Chains 94 links to a point 15 feet 3 in West of 
Southwest Corner and in range with South side of Dwell- 
ing house of said James Losee, thence N 6" W 3 Chains 37 
links to a point 4 feet 6 in West of Northwest Corner 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 285 

and in range with the North side of Dwelling house of Rob- 
ert Seaman, thence N Gly" E 2 Chains 6 links N i° E 5 
Chains 33 links to a point 2 feet West of the AVest side of a 
post 31 feet 11 in from the present Southwest corner of the 
Horsesheds to the Presbyterian Church, thence N lOi" W 2 
Chains 69 links to the South gate post of gate leading to 
Barn of John R. Schenck N 11^' W 2 Chains 33 Links to 
the foot of stone wall of John R. Schencks door yard and 
41 feet 8 in from the Northeast corner of said Scheuck's 
Store, thence N 6^" W to the Southerly and Easterly side of 
the North Hempstead and Flushing turnpike road, And 
that the of said survey be the West line on the West 

side of Roslyn, and the East line on the East of the same, 
and the width shall be as hereafter specified as follows, to 
wit : Beginning at the Turnpike Northard of Daniel Bo- 
gart Jr Store to include all the space between the West line 
of survey and Turnpike to Northeud of James M. Stilwell's 
Store, then to a point which is the Northern gate post in a 
fence pertaining to the Southerly house belonging to John 
Willis 39 feet in Width, then to a point in range with 

Page 111. 

North side of Barn of George Allen 39 feet wide. Thence 

to North end of Eurman Fields stone wall 43 feet in width, 

Then to the North end of Leonard Thornes stone w\all 37 

feet, thence to range with North end of Leonard Thornes 

Southerly house 33 feet wide, thence to range with North 

end of William H Smiths house 35 feet wide. Then to a 

point opposite North gate post large gate of Samuel R. Ely 

43 feet wide. Then 33 feet wide to South end of Anthony 

AVilkeys fence which is 39 feet wide, so to continue in width 

to Jacob M. Kirbys, Then 33 feet wide on the East side of 

Roslyn to said turnpike near John R. Schencks Store. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto placed our hands 

this 19th day of November 1860. 

Henry M. Thorne ) Commissioners 

( of 

Samuel Burt ) Highways. 



28G HEMl'STEAD TOWN IlECOllDS. 

A Higliway of Avliicli the foUowinj^ is the Easterly and 
southerly line was also laid ont l)y the said Commissioners 
and surve3'd at the same time, Also situate in the Village 
of Rosljn. 

Beginning at the westerly corner of a tenant honse be- 
longing to Joseph Hicks (Commonly known as the old Bake 
house) near the west end of said Hicks Mill dam, And on 
or about the Soiith side of the Nortn Hempstead and Flush- 
ing Turnpike road, from thence S 30^" W 2 Chains to a lo- 
cust tree near the West Corner of door yard pertaining to 
the Yellow house belonging to Joseph Hicks and 11 feet 
from the West Corner of said house, Thence S 72" W to the 
east line ef the first above mentioned highway, Antl includ- 
ing all the laud lying l)etween the aforesaid line and the 
North Hempstead and Flushing Turnpike road. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto placed our hands 

this 19tli day of November 1860. 

Samuel Burt ) Commissoners 

of 
Henry M. Thorne ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 



Page 112. 

Town of North Hempstead ) 
County of Queens ) 

Whereas a Highway having been laid out and opened on 
the 18th da}' of May 1801 by llichard E. Thorne, Leonard 
Mott and Samuel Burt Commissioners of Highway's of the 
town of North Hempstead in Queens County, through im- 
proved lands of William C. Bryant upon his own applica- 
tion, and of which Highway the following is a description. 
Beginning at a point on the Easterly side of the present 
Highway leading from Roslyn to Glen wood and North 
Westerly from the residence of William C. Bryant, said 
point bearing N 80^" East distant 85 Links from the South 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 287 

East Corner of the tenant house of Cap't Stephen Smith, and 
from thence running South 34" East 3 Chains 55 Links by 
the East side of an Apple tree And through the centre of a 
locust tree to a point in range with the North side of a 
house belonging to And lying Northerly from the dwelling 
house of William C. Bryant and 28 links easterly from the 
aforesaid tenement thence due South 1 Chain 40 links to 
the east side of a large locust tree North — East of said 
William C. Bryants dwelling; thence South 141" West 3 
Chains 80 links to the east side of an English Elm tree in a 
south east direction from the dwelling of the aforesaid 
William C. Bryant, said road being 3 rods in width — and — 
Whereas the said William C. Bryant did on the 18th day of 
May 1861 execute a release to the inhabitants of North 
Hempstead of all Claims to damages by reason of the lay- 
ing out and opening of the Highway aforesaid. — Now there- 
fore in Consideration of the above mentioned premises, it 
is ordered by the said Richard E. Thorne, Leonard Mott 
and Samuel Burt Commissioners of Highways of said town 
of North Hempstead, (all of said Commissioners having 
been duly notified to attend and deliberate on the subject 
of this order) that the old Road passing in front of and by 
the Westerly side of the dwelling house of AVilliam C. 
Bryant, be and the same is hereby discontinued. 

In witness whereof the said Commissioners have hereunto 
set their hands this 28th day of May 1861. 

Samuel Burt ) 

Leonard Mott > Commissioners. 

R. E. Thorne S 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 



Page 113. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of Edgar Wiight Manhasset April 
2d 1861. 



288 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KFX'OIIDS. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones lustitute being read, 
was accepted aud ordered on file. 

The foHowing resohitions were offered and adopted Viz. 

Resolved — that we raise the snni of Three Hundred and 
iifty dollars for the Support of the Poor at Jones Institute. 

Resolved — that the sum of Twenty nine dollars and eighty 
cents ]iaid b}' Tunis W. Quick for taxes under protest, be 
refunded. 

Resolved — that the sum of One Hundred and seventy five 
dollars be raised to defray the expenses of Ackerly Tracey 
a lunatic in Kings County Assylum. 

Resolved — that the sum of Four Hundred and fifty dol- 
lars be raised for the Overseers of the Poor, to defra}^ the 
expenses of the out door Poor. 

Resolved — that the sum of One Hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised to pay the keeper of Jones Institute. 

An Amendment being offered that the Supervisor be im- 
powered to borrow the money named in the last resolution, 
was adopted. 

The following Officers were elected by a Majority of votes 
Viz: 

Sup.ervisor, John M. Clark. Town Clerk, James M. Stil- 
well. Collector, John Charlick. Justice of the Peace, 
David Provost. Assessor, Benjamin W. Allen. Commis- 
sioner of Highways, R. Eugene Thorne. Overseers of the 
Poor, Henry D. Remsen, Oliver Weeks. Constables, Nel- 
son A. G. Bissell, Robert Seaman, Abraham R. Hutchings, 
George Allen, Jr., James Powers. Inspectors of Election 
District No. 1, Benjamin W. Allen and Adrian Onderdonk. 
Inspectors of Election District No. 2, David D. Kirby and 
Valentine "Willis. Pound Masters, John Charlick, John R. 
Leek, Edgar Wright, Oliver Losee, Stephen A. Ketchum. 
Inspectors appointed in Election District No. 1, George D. 
Ketchum, in Election District No. 2, Frederick H. Macy. 



No. 


13, 


No. 


15, 


No. 


17, 


, 19, 


G. 



hempstead town kecords. 289 

Page 114. 

The following persons were elected Overseers of High- 
ways Viz : District No. 1, William Post. No. 2, John 
Allen. No. 3, William Harper. No. 4, Charles W. Rogers. 
No. 5, George T>. Ketchum. No. (>, Daniel G. Banks. No. 
7, William Haviland. No. 8, Benjamin J. Uuderhill. No. 
9, William Covert. No. 10, Edmond Willets. No. 11, 
John Charlick. No. 12, Hewlett Heudrickson. 
Daniel D. Cox. No. 14, Benjamin Albertsoii. 
James P. Smith. No. 16, liichard Valentine. 
Martin Scheuck. No. 18, Jacob Williams. No. 
Jackson Downing. No. 20, Isaac Morell. No. 21, Stephen 
R. Hicks. No. 22, John V. Titus. No. 23, John H. Tread- 
welL No. 24, Valentine Willis. No. 25, Samuel T. Tabor. 
No. 26, Charles F. Titus. No. 27, Singleton L. Mitchell. 
No. 28, Alexander Losee. No. 29, Adrian Van Nostrand. 
No. 30, John M. Clark. No. 31, Stephen Tabor. No. 32, 
Johh K. Underbill. No. 33, Edward W. Mott. 

Wessell S. Smith ^ Justices of 
Leonard A. Seaman ^ the Peace. 

James M. Stilwell Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

James M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 



Page 115. 

To Samuel Burt, Leonard Mott and B. Eugene Thorne 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead in the County of Queens. 
Whereas 

The Northern Terminus of the Highway in District No. 
19 in the town of North Hempstead in said County has 
either rightful or otherwise, been encroached upon adjoin- 
ing the residence and lands owned by Dr. Furnuxn Fields 
and Jacob M. Kirby setting their fences on the Highw^ay 



290 HEjrrsTEAD town records. 

wliic'h lias lieretofore been used ])\ tlie public as a public 
road. Aud whereas : sueli road is by means of said eu- 
croaclimeut rendered difficult to work and repair, and 
thereby has become almost impassable, dangerous and 
difficult to travel. 

Therefore we the undersigned residents of said Town and 
liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, do hereby 
make application to jou to lay out and regulate the said 
Highway, commencing at a point in said road about eighty 
rods to the South of the said Dr. Fields residence at a large 
Oak Tree standing in the said highway, thence running 
northerly to the foot of the Big Hill opposite the residence 
of the said Jacob M. Kirby. 

All of which is respectfully submitted to your honorable 
body. 

Dated September 16th 1861. 

Valentine AYillis Smith Thome John A. Searing 

Thomas W. Albertson Charles C. Willis John H. Willis 
Samuel Willis George Allen Thomas Kushmore 

Silas W. Albertson David N. Titus Willet U. Tappan 



Queens County > m;, 

ToAvn of Xorth Hempstead ^ 

We Valentine Willis, Smith Thorne, John A. Searing, 
Tho's W. Albei-tson, Charles C. Willis, John H. Willis, 
Samuel Willis, George Allen, Thomas Rushmore, Silas W. 
Albertson, David N. Titus and Willet U. Tappan, having 
been dulv affirmed, say that we whose names are hereunto 
subscribed are residents and freeholders in the Town of 
North Hempstead in said County, and that we have exam- 
ined or are familiar with the condition of the above speci- 
fied road, aud that the facts set forth in the above petition 
are true, and that a well laid out and regulated Highway in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 291 

place as specified in the above petition, is necessary for the 
accommodation of the public. 

PaCxE 116. 

Valentine Willis Smith Thorne John A. Searing 

Thomas W. All^ertson Charles C. Willis John H. Willis 
Samuel Willis George Allen Thomas Rushmore 

Silas W^ Albertson David N. Titus Willet U. Tappeu 
Affirmed and subscribed to this before me this first day of 

October 1861. 

Obadiah J. Downing 

Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, held in 
said town at a place of portion of the road hereinafter de- 
scribed, KnoAvn as the Round Hill, on the second day and 
also on the 31st day of October ult, all the said Commis- 
sioners haveing met pursuant to legal notice and deliberated 
on the subject matter of this order upon the Application of 
Valentine Willis and others twelve reputable freeholders of 
said town, and verified by their affirmation as recpiired by 
the Statute, requesting that the Highway leading from the 
Round Hill South of the Village of Roslyn to the foot of 
the hill opposite the residence of Jacob M. Kirby in said 
village be laid out and regulated and that the same is nec- 
essary and proper and it appearing to the said Commis- 
sioners that the above mentioned road has been laid out 
but not sufficiently described of Record, it is ordered by 
the said Commissioners that the said road be ascertained, 
described and entered of Record, And the said Commis- 
sioners do farther order that the description, courses and 
distances of said road be according to a survey which they 
have caused to be made of the same as follows: 



292 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Begiuniiig at a point at or uear the Noitberlj termination 
of a Hij^bwaj' laid out 1)y the Commissioners of Highways 
of the town of North Hempstead by an order dated the 
29th day of January 1845, said point bearing Westerly or 
Southwesterly from the Bound Hill and also lieariug North 
eight}- live and one half degrees West distant Thirty six 
feet and nine inches from the Centre of a Black or Bed Oak 
Tree standing in the road, from thence running N 5f° E 2 
Chains and lifty two links, thence N 7f" W 1 Chain 69 links, 
thence N llf' W 1 Chain 93 links, thence N 29^'^ W 1 Chain 
39 links, thence N 45f" W 7 Chains 5 links, thence N 
51^" W 3 Chains 5 links to a point fourteen inches from the 
East end of a Barn belonging to Henry W. Eastman, and 

Page 117. 

Dr. Furman Field, the said point bearing South 29^" W dis- 
tant 98 links from the centre of a Hickory tree on land of 
Jacob M. Kirby, and that the line of said survey thus far 
described be the west side of said road, and that the same 
be of the width of three rods. 

Thence continueing from the point fourteen inches from 
the aforesaid Barn North 61" W 3 Chains 98 links to a point 
bearing N 17^" W distant twelve feet from the Centre of the 
well of said Eastman and Fields, thence N 47;^" W 3 Chains 
57 links, both also being the West line of the road, to the 
Centre of the East side of the Gate Post at the South end 
of a large gate in point of the tenant house belonging to and 
being Southerly from the residence of Jacob M. Kirby, the 
said Gate Post bearing N 30" E distant sixty nine feet from 
the Southeast corner of said house, the East side of the road 
opposite the last two mentioned and described courses to 
be a straight line from a point three rods easterly of the 
angle near the above mentioned Barn of Eastman and 
Fields to the South end of a Stone Wall of Jacob M. Kir- 
by's, the end of said wall bearing N 62" E distant 1 Chain 
17 links from the aforementioned Gate Post on the west 
side of the road, Thence running on the west side of the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 293 

road from said Gate Post N 581" W 4 Chains 27 links, 
thence N 61|" W one Chain 80 links to a point Nineteen 
feet six inches Southeasterly from the easternmost Corner 
of a tenant house of Jacob M. Kirby and in range with the 
Northeasterly end of same, The last two courses and dis- 
tances being also the west line of the road which is to ex- 
tend in width Easterly from said line at the Gate Post to 
the Southerly termination of the Stone Wall as above 
stated, and thence converge to a width of three rods at the 
beginning of the last course, and to continue of the width 
of three rods to the termination thereof. Provided how- 
ever that the Hill or sand bank on said Kirbys land situate 
south of his said stone wall shall not be taken away or 
caved so as to interfere with his fence on the easterly 
line of said highway at that point; that said hill or sand 
bank may and shall be taken away so far as to make the 
bed of the highway along the side of said hill or bank three 
rods in width from the westerly line of said highway, 
whether the same interferes with or caves said fence or not. 
In witness whereof we have hereto placed our hands this 
fourth da}^ of November 1861. 

Samuel Burt > ^ . . 

-D Tj^ rn )■ Commissioners. 

E. E. Thorne. 5 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 
Town Clerk. 
Page 118. 
A highway haveing been Ascertained, described, laid out, 
regulated and entered of record on the day of the date 
hereof pursuant to the provisions of an Act of the Legisla- 
ture of the State of New York passed March 17tli, 1860, 
entitled "An Act authorizing the Commissioners of High- 
ways of the town of North Hempstead in Queens County 
to regulate the higliAvays in the eleventh road district in 
said town," by Henry M. Tliorne, Leonard Mott and Samuel 
Burt, Commissioners of the said town of North Hempstead, 
through certain improved lands belonging to the under- 



29-4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

siifned, wliicli liighwa}' Commences on the Southerly side of 
the North Hem]:)ste;ul and Fhishin<2; Turnpike road near the 
Store of Daniel Bogart Jr., and runs thence around the Vil- 
lage of Eoslyn in said town on the Westerly and easterly 
sides thereof, and terminates at said Turnpike near the 
Store of John R. Schenck, and which highway is of the 
width described in said order. Now therefore, know all 
men by these presents that we the undersigned for value 
received by each of us, do hereby release all claim to dam- 
ages by reason of the said highway having been aforesaid 
ascertained, described, laid out, regulated and entered of 
record. 

Witness our hands and seals this 1860. 

Thomas AVood (S) 

Jacob M. Kirby (S) 

John Craft (S) 

William M. Valentine (S) 

Anthony Wilkey (Sj 

William H. Smith (S) 

Leonard Thorne (S) 

James Losee (S) 

William H. Cornell (S) 

Myers Valentine (S) 

James Carpenter (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 119. 
A Highway haveing heretofore been laid laid out, worked 
and used in the town of North Hempstead, County of 
Queens and State of New York, running from the "Rouud 
Hill," so called, situate south of the Village of Roslyn in 
said town, and running to the foot of the Hill in said Vil- 
lage opposite to the residence of Jacob M. Kirb}', and said 
highway haveing been ascertained, described and entered of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 295 

record by au order liearing date on the day of the date 
hereof made by Samuel Burt and R. Eugene Thorne, two 
of the Commissioners of Highways of said town on the ap- 
plication of Valentine Willis and others twelve reputable 
freeholders of said town, and which said highway runs 
through certain improved lands belonging to Stephen Tabor, 
Jacob M. Kirby, Furman Field and Henry AV. Eastman ; 
beginning at a point at or near the northerly termination of 
a highway laid out by the Commissioners of Highways of 
North Hempstead by an order dated January 29th, 1845, 
said ]^oint being westerly or southwesterly from the "round 
hill" and also bearing North 85^ degrees West distant 36 
feet 9 inches from the centre of a black or red oak tree 
standing in the road, from thence running North 5| degrees 
east two Chains 52 links, thence north 7f degrees west one 
Chain 69 links, thence north 17| degrees west one Chain 
93 links, thence north 29^^ degrees West one Chain 39 links, 
thence north 45f degrees west 7 Chains 5 links, thence 
north 51^ degrees west three Chains 5 links to a point 14 
inches from the east end of a barn belonging to Henry W. 
Eastman and Furman Field, the said point bearing south 29:^ 
degrees west, distant 98 links from the centre of a Hickory 
Tree on land of Jacob M. Kirby, the line of said survey 
thus far described being the west side of said highway, and 
the same being of the width of three rods. Thence con- 
taining from the point 14 inches from the aforesaid barn 
North 61 degrees west three Chains 98 links, to a point 
bearing North 61 degrees west three Chains 98 links, to a 
point bearing North 17^ degrees west, distant 12 feet from 
the Centre of the Well of said Eastman and Fields, thence 
North 47^ degrees west 3 Chains 57 links, both also being 
the West line of the road to the centre of the east side of 
the Gate Post at the South end of a large gate in front of 
the tenant house belonging to and being southerly from the 
residence of Jacob M. Kirb}-, the said Gate P(jst bearing 
north 30 degrees east, distant sixty nine feet from the south 
east corner of said house, the east side of the highway op- 



200 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

posite the hist two specified courses to be a straight liue, 
from a point three rods easterly of the angle near the above 
mentioned barn of Eastman and Fields to the south end of 
a stone wall of Jacob M. Kirby, the end of said wall liear- 
ing north 62 degrees east, distant one Chain 17 links from 
the above mentioned gate post on the west side of the road, 
thence running on the west side of the road from said Gate 
post north 58^ degrees west 4 Chains 27 links, thence north 
61^ degrees west 1 Chain 80 links, to a point 19 feet 6 
inches southeasterly from the easternmost course of a ten- 
ant house of Jacob M. Kirby, and in range with the north- 
easterly end of same, the last two courses and distances 

Page 120. 

being also the w^est line of the highway which is to extend 
in width easterly from said line at the gate post to the 
southerlv termination of the Stone Wall as above stated, 
and thence converge to a width of three rods at the begin- 
ning of the last course and to continue of the width of 
three rods to the termination thereof. Provided however 
that the Hill or land back on said Kirbys land situate south 
of his said stone wall shall not be taken away or caved so 
as to interfere with his fence on the easterly line of said 
highway at that point, but that said hill or said bank may 
and shall be taken away so far as to make the bed of the 
highway along the side of said hill or bank three rods in 
width from the westerly line of said highway whether the 
same interferes \\ ith or caves said fence or not. 

Now therefore, know all men l)}- these ]n'esents that we 
the said Stephen Tabor, Jacob M. Kirby, Furman Field 
and Henry W. Eastman, in consideration of the premises 
and of one dollar to each of us in hand paid by said Com- 
missioners of Highways, the receipt whereof is hereby ac- 
knowledged, do liereb}- release all claims to damages by 
reason of the laying out, opening, ascertaining, describing 
and entering of record of said highway. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 297 

Witness our bauds and seals the fourth day of Novem- 
ber A. D. 1861. 

Sealed and delivered 

in presence of Jacob M. Kirby (S) 

F. H. Macey Stephen Tabor (S) 

Henry W. Eastman (S) 

Queens County ss. 

On the twenty sixth day of November 1861, before me 
appeared Frederick H. Macey the subscribed witness to the 
foregoing instrument, to me personally known, and being 
by me duly sworn, he does de])ose and say that he resides 
in the town of North Hempstead in Queens County, that he 
knows Jacob M. Kirby, Stephen Tabor and Henry W. East- 
man to be the same persons described in and who executed 
said instrument, that he saw them execute the same and 
that he the said Macey thereupon subscribed his name 
thereto as a witness. 

Francis Skillman 

Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 121. 

Whereas a highway haveing been laid out on the eigh- 
teenth day of May in the year 1861 by K. Eugeue Tliorne, 
Leonard Mott and Samuel Burt, Commissioners of High- 
ways, of the town of North Hempstead Queens County State 
of New York, on my own application through certain im- 
proved lands belonging to me and situate in Roslyn in the 
town of North Hempstead aforesaid and commencing at A 
point on the Easterly side of the present highway leading 
from Roslyn to Glenwood and North Westerly from the 
residence of William C. Bryant, said point bearing N 
80^° East distant 85 links from the South East corner of 



298 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

the tenant house of Cap't Stephen Smith, and from thence 
running South 34" East 3 Chains 55 links by the east side 
of an A])ple tree, and throuf^h the centre of a locust tree' to 
a point in range with the North side of a house belonging 
to and lying northerly from tin? dwellii.g house; of AVilliam 
C. Br3'ant, and 28 links easterly from the aforesaid tene- 
ment, thence due south 1 Chain 40 links to the east side of 
a large locust tree Northeast of said Bryants dwelling, 
thence S 14^" W 3 Chains 80 links to the east side of an 
English Elm Tree in a northeast direction from the dwell- 
ing of the aforesaid AVm C. Bryant, said road being 3 rods 
in width. 

Now therefore I William Cullen Bryant, in consideration 
of the premises above recited and of an order made by said 
Commissioners of Highways bearing even date with this in- 
strument, and diseontinueing the old road heretofore pass- 
ing ill front of and hj the westerly side of my dwelling 
house aforesaid, do hereby release to the town of North 
Hempstead all claims to damages by reason of the laying 
out and oj)ening of the highway through my lands by order 
of the Commissioners of Highways as hereinbefore set 
forth. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this eighteenth day of May in the year 18(31. 

Witness 

John Ordronaux William C. Bryant (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 

Town Clerk. 



Page 122. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in the town of North 
Hempstead, at the House of John Charlick, Boslyn, April 
1st, 1862. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 299 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Institute being read, 
was accepted and ordered on file. 

The following Resolutions were offered and adopted, Viz.: 

Resolved that the snni of Three hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for Jones Institute. 

Resolved that the sum of Three Hundred and seventy 
five dollars be raised for the Overseers of tlie Poor to pay 
the debts they now owe. 

Resolved that the sum of Four Hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for the support of the out door Poor. 

Resolved that the sum of One Hundred and seventy five 
dollars be raised to defray the expenses of Mary Kainen, a 
Lunatic in the Assylum. 

Resolved that the sum of Eighteen dollars be raised to 
repay Mrs. Lidia Mott taxes which she paid under protest. 

Resolved that the siim of (^ne Hundred and iMty dollars 
be raised to pay one half of the salary of the keeper of 
Jones Institute, which resolution was reconsidered and re- 
scinded. 

Resolved that the Supervisor of the town of North Hemp- 
stead be empowered to Confer with the Supervisor of the 
town of Oyster Bay to run and define the boundary line 
between the towns, if upon Consideration it be found nec- 
essary. 

The following Ofiicers were elected. Viz. Supervisor, 
John M. Clark. Town Clerk, J. M. Stilwell. Collector, 
John Charlick. Justice of the Peace, Francis Skillman. 
Trustees of Jones Institute, Robert H. Titus aud Luke 
Fleet. Assessor, Wright Fowler. Commissioner of High- 
ways, Samuel Burt. Overseers of the Poor, Henry D. Rem- 
sen and Oliver Weeks. Constables, Nelson A. G. Bissell, 
George Allen, Jr., Robert Seaman, Abraham R. Hutchings 
and James Powers. Inspectors of Election District No. 1, 
Benjamin W. Allen and Adrian Ouderdonk. Inspectors of 
Election District No. 2, David D. Kirby and Valentine 



300 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Willis. Pound Masters, Oliver Losee, Michael S. Covert, 
Smith Williams, Edgar Wright. Inspectors of Election 
District No. 1, Alonzo W. Jerome, Appointed. In Election 
Dist No. 2, Daniel Bogart, Apjiointed. 

The following Overseers of Highways were elected. Viz. 

William Post, 1. Mills P. Baker, 2. Bichard Allen, 3. 
Charles AV. Rogers, 4. George D. Ketclmm, 5. John J. 
Carpenter, 6. Joseph Appleby, 7. Benjamin Underliill, 8. 
William Meriitt, 9. Adrian Onderdouk, 10. John Char- 
lick, 11. Oliver Weeks, 12. Daniel G. Cox, 13. Ansel 

Page 123. 

Conklin, 14. James P. Smith, 15. William Haines, 16. 
Martin Schenck, 17. James Van Wyck, 18. Jackson 
Downing, 19. James H. Pool, 20. Stephen B. Hicks, 21. 
Samuel Titus, 22. George Tibbets, 23. Valentine Willis, 
24. Samuel T. Tabor, 25. Charles F. Titus, 26. Sidney 
Mott, 27. James H. Powers, 28. James H. Skidmore, 29. 
John M. Clark, 30. Titus B. Mott, 31. Silas Mott, 32. 
Edward A. Mott, 33. 

Leonard A. Seaman "] 
Francis Skillman { Justices of 
David Provost [ the Peace. 

Wessell S. Smith J 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 

Compared with the original and eutered by 

J. M. Stilwell 
Town Clerk. 



North Hempstead, August 23d, 1862. 
To James M. Stihvell, Town Clerk of the town of North 
Hempstead. 

We the undersigned residents and Electors of the town 
of North Hempstead eligible to the office of Supervisor 
thereof, do hereby require that a special Town Meeting be 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 301 

called and lield in said town for the purpose of submitting 
to the electors thereof the propriety of passing the follow- 
ing Resolve, Viz. — 

Resolved that $15,000 he raised by tax on the taxable 
property of the town, for the purpose of paying Bounties 
to Voluuteers from this town under the late call of the 
President of the United States for 600.000 recruits, and 
providing f(^r the families of such volunteers. 

Stephen Tabor Henry W. Eastman 

Daniel Bogart Isaac H. Cock 

Myers Valentine John Charlick 

William H. Cornell Luke Fleet 

Benjamin Hicks John Ordronaux 

Charles Post Joseph D. Armstrong 

William Skidmore Tho's Mc Kee 

Compared with the original and entered by 

J. M. Stilwell 
Town Clerk. 



PaCxE 124. 

At a Special Town Meeting Called pursuant to public 
notice in the Town of North Hempstead at the House of 
John Charlick, Roslyn, Sept. 1st 1802. 

The following Town Officers were present, Viz. 

Francis Skillmau ^ 
Leonard A. Seaman > Justices 
Wessell S. Smith ) 

J. M. Stilwell Clerk. 

The following Resolutions Avere adopted unanimously, 
Viz. Resolved, by the Electors of the town of North 
Hempstead, in Special Town Meeting assembled on this 
first day of September 1862. That the sum of Fifteen 
Thousand Dollars be raised, assessed and levied in the 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

same irifiimer as the taxes upon the taxable property in the 
town for the puii:)ose of paying Bounties to the Volunteer 
recruits from this town, under the late Calls of the Presi- 
dent of the United States for 600.000 men, and ])roviding 
for the families of such volunteers. 

Resolved that the Supervisor of the town he empowered 
forthwith to borrow on the credit of the town the said sum 
of ($15,000) Fifteen Thousand dollars, to be repaid with 
interest as soon as the same shall be collected by tax fi'om 
the property in the town, and that the Supervisor pay and 
apply such sums as follows. 

1st Under said Calls since July 2d 1802 in the Old 
Regiments of the United States Army, a Bounty of Seven- 
ty five dollars, provided that such bounties as have already 
been paid to them l)y the Supervisor be first deducted. 

2d To each Volunteer recruit from this town, since the 
same date in the New Regiments, a bounty of Fifty dollars, 
provided they shall not already have received the like sum 
from said Supervisor. 

3d That the sums heretofore subscribed and paid to 
the Supervisor by Citizens of this town, and already ex- 
pended by him in payment for bounties to the above named 
volunteers, be repaid to such persons. 

4th The ])alaijce of said $15,000 shall be paid and dis- 
tributed by the Supervisor to the wives and families of 
said volunteers, and to the destitute wives and families, if 
any, of such persons who may he drafted from said town 
under siich Calls, in such sums and at such times as the 
present Town Committee on the Volunteer Fund (consist- 
ing of John M. Clark, Supervisor, William A. Mitchell and 
Henry W. Eastman) shall direct. 

Resolved that the board of Town Ofiicers be directed to 
make application to the State Legislature at the next Ses- 
sion thereof for the passage of an Act legalizeing and mak- 



hempstead town records. 303 

Page 125. 

ing valid tlie boiTOwing of $15,000, aud autlioriziug the as- 
sessment and collection thereof from the taxable property 
in the town. 

Resolved, that this town in its corporate capacity hereby 
agrees to and will indemnify and save harmless the said 
Supervisor in the performance of all such necessary acts as 
he may take under the present Resolutions, and from all 
responsibilities that he may take and assume under the 
same. 

Resolved That the Town Clerk record in the Minute 
Book of said town the names of all the volunteers that have 
volunteered from said town. 

Compared with the original and entered l)y 

J. M. Stilwell Town Clerk. 

At a Meeting of the commissioners of highways held this 
day at the house of John Cbarlick, all the commissioners 
having been notified to attend; present R. E. Thorn & Sam- 
uel Burt, to consider an application for an allteration in 
road districts No's. 11-12- & 31, it was ordered that dis- 
tricts No. 12 & 31 be and the same are hereby consolidat- 
ed forming one district to be known and designated as 
Dist No. 12, bounded as follows, beginning at the bottom 
of the hill to the north of Wm C. Bryants, thence northerly 
& easterly liy Oliver Weeks and Singleton Motts to the 
town line, allso the highway leading from the toll gate by 
the Roslyn Cemetry to John Valentines, and all the high- 
ways inchided in said district No. 31 at the present time. 

Roslyn, March 11th, 18G3. 

R. E. Thorn ) Commissioners 

r ^* 

Samuel Burt ) Miighways. 
Compared with the original and entered by 

D. D. KiRBY 

Town Clerk. 



304 hempstead town records. 

Page 126. 

At an adjourued Meeting of the Commissioners of hij^li- 
ways held this day at the house of John Charlick, Roslyn, 
for the purpose of considering the application for the alter- 
ation of road districts, all the commissioners duly uotitied 
to attend, present, R. E. Thorn and Samuel Burt, Commis- 
sioners, after due deliberation it was ordered that that por- 
tion of district No. 11 on the "West side of Hempstead Har- 
bour, begining at the turnpike runing North to district No. 
32 be taken from dis't No. 11, and annexed to dis't No. 32, 
and that this highway with dis't No. 32, shall constitute 
one dis't to be known hereafter as district No. 31. 

Roslyn, March 18th, 1863. 

R. E. Thorn ) Commissioners 
Samuel Burt ) of highwaj^s. 

Compared with the original and entered l)y 

D. D. KiRBY 

Town Clerk. 

At an adjourned Meeting of the Commissioners of high- 
ways held at the house of John Charlick, Roslyn, on this 
da}" for the purpose of considering the application for the 
alteration of road districts, all the Commissioners duly noti- 
fied to attend, present, R. E. Thorne and Samuel Burt, 
Commissioners, after due deliberation it was ordered that 
dis't No. 11 shall begin at the foot of the hill North of Wm 
C. Bryants, runing southerly to Jacob Kirbys, thence North- 
erly on the west side of the village of Roslyn to the turn- 
pike by Daniel Bogarts, also the highway leading from 
Willett Titus Store to Bedells Landing. 

Roslyn, March 18th, 1863. 

R. E. Thorxe ) Commissioners 

r °* 

Samuel Burt ) highways. 
Compared with the original and entered by 

D. D. KiRBY 

Town Clerk. 



hempstead town eecords. 305 

Page 127. 

At the Annual Town Meeting lield at the Manliassett 
Hotel on the seventh day of April, 1863. 

The report of the trustees of the Jones Institute was read 
and accepted. 

Resolved, to raise $350.00 for Trustees of Jones Institute 
to balance of interest on Walter R. Jones Bequest to Oyster 
Bay Town. 

Resolved, to raise 1300.00 to pay expenses of Mary Kee- 
nan and Catherine Lainberson at Flat Bush. 

Resolved, to raise $1200. to be appropriated by the Over- 
seers of the poor for out door relief, including the indigent 
Wives and Families of Voulenteers. 

Resolved, that the sum of $27. in hands of collector of 
taxes be paid to the Overseers of the pocn- for the use of 
poor. 

Resolved, that the sum of $33.25, amount of taxes paid 
by Willett Tappan under protest, be refunded by the Su- 
pervisor out of any money in his hands belonging to the 
Town. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor of this Town be authorised 
in conjunction with the Su})ervisor of the Town of Oyster 
Bay, to adopt such measures as the}^ may deem necessary 
and proper, to have the boundary line between the Towns 
of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay defined and recorded. 

Resolved, that the Town Committee on the Volunteer 
fund consisting of John M. Clark, Henry W. Eastman and 
William A. Mitchell, be and they are hereby authorised to 
appropriate, and the Supervisor to pay, such bounty to any 
Volunteer who may have enlisted from this Town and who 
has not been paid anj" l)ounty from this or any other Town, 
as the said Volunteer may or would have been entitled to 
previous to the filling of the Town quota in pursuance of 
resolutions adopted at a Special town Meeting held on the 
first day of August, 18G2. 



306 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The following persons were elected overseers of liigli,- 
ways. Dist. No. 1, William Post. No. 2, Mills P. Baker. 
No. 3, Jolm H. Chapiiiau. No. 4, Charles W. Rogers. No. 
5, George D. Ketchain. No. (], John J. Carpenter. No. 7, 
Joseph A])plebj. No. 8, Benjamin ITnderhill. No. 9, Ed- 
mond Hyde. No. 10, James B. Burtis. No. 11, John 
Charlick."^ No. 12, Titns B. Mott. No. 13, Daniel Cock. 
No. 14, Ansel Conklin. No. 15, James P. Smith. No. 16, 
William Haines. No. 17, Martin Schenck. No. 18, James 

Page 128. 

Van Wick. No. 19, Silas W. Albertson. No. 20, James H. 

Poole. No. 21, Stephen B. Hicks. No. 22, Jacol) Hicks. 

No. 23, John H. Cornell. No. 24, Valentine Willis. No. 

25, Samuel T. Tabor. No. 26, Charles F. Titus. No. 27, 

Sidney Mott. No. 28, Stryker Covert. No. 29, James H. 

Skidmore. No. 30, John M. Clark. No. 31, Silas Mott. 

No. 32, Edward W. Mott. 

The following Town officers were elected by a majority 

of votes. 

Supervisor, John M. Clark 

Town Clerk, William A. Mitchell 

Collector, John Charlick 

Assessor, John Mackey 

Commissioner of highways, Joseph O. Hageman 

Overseers of poor, Henry D. Bemseu and Oliver 

Weeks. 

Justice of peace, Leonard A. Seaman, for full 

term. 

Constables, Abraham R. Hutchings,Tread- 

well Cornell, James Powers, George Allen, Jr., and Bobert 

Seaman. 

Inspectors of Election, 

District No. 1, Benjamin W. Allen, Adrian 

Onderdonk. 

Appointed, Alonzo W. Jerome 

Dis't No. 2, David D Kirby, Valentine 

WiUis. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 307 

Appointed, Isaac H. Cocks. 
Pound Masters, John Cliarlick, William Hal- 
stead. 

Francis Skillman ^ 
David Provost ! Justices of 

Leonard H. Seaman [ the peace. 
Wessel S. Smith J 

Compared with the origiual and entered by 

D. D. KiRBY 

Town Clerk. 



Page 120. 

We undersigned Commissioners of highways of the Town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, having met 
at the inn of Smith Williams in the said town to decide 
upon the application of Samuel Wood and others, residents 
of said town liable to be assessed for highway labor there- 
in, for the laying out of the rod hereinafter described, 
twelve reputable freeholders of the said town, convened 
and sworn, after public notice of six days at three of the 
most public places of the town, according to hiAv, having 
certified that such highway is necessary and proper, and 
the said Commissioners having caused notice in writing to 
be given to William M. Hewlett occupant of the land 
through which the road is to run, at least three days be- 
fore the time of meeting, of the time and place at which 
they would meet to decide upon the said apjilication : do 
order that a public highway Three Rods wide, shall be and 
the same is hereby laid out pursuant to the said applica- 
tion, commencing at the junction of the Long Island Rail 
Road and the highway leading from Hempstead to Roslyn, 
and running as follows as per survey hereto annexed. 

1st. S 79^" W 10.74 chains along northardly side L. I. 
R. Road. 



308 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

2d. N 12^" W .75 fhuius alou^- liiifhway from Hemp- 
stead to Manliasset. 

3d. N 79i" E 10.92 cliaius aloii<,' Laud of William M. 
Hewlett 

4tli. S 1" W .75 cliaius ulou<^ Highway froui Heuipstead 
to Rosl^u. 

North Heiupstead August, 12, 1868. 

K. E. Thorne ) Commissioners 

Samuel Burt > of 

Joseph O. Hegeman ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



Aug. 12th 1863. Made the following survey of a highway 
at Mineola, L. I. Said highway to be three rods wide, and 
to riin from the highway leading from Hempstead to 

Page 130. 

Roslyn, to the highw^a}^ leading from Hempstead to Man- 
hasset, and along the Northardly side of the L. I. R. R. 
commencing at the junction of the L. I. R. R., and the high- 
way leading from Hempstead to Roslyn and running as 
folloAvs: 

1st. S 79^" W 10.74 chains Along Northardly side of 
L. I. R. R. 

2d. N 12^° W .75 chains Along Highway from Hemp- 
stead to Mauhasset 

3d. N 79^" E 10.92 chains Along Land of William Hew- 
lett. 

4th. S 1" W .75 chains Along Highway from Hempstead 
to Roslyn. 

Singleton L. Mitchell, Surveyor. 
En't by William A. Mitchell Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 309 

Proceediugs had in the matter of laying out a highway at 
Miueola, in the Town of North Hempstead, Queens Coun- 
ty, August 24th, 1863. 

Queens County } , , . 

Town of North Hempstead ^ ' ' " 

We the subscribers, the jurors drawn, summoned and 
sworn to assess the damages for hiyiug out the highway, 
commencing at the junction of the Long Ishxnd Rail Road 
and the highway leading from Hempstead to Roslyn and 
running as follows, along Northerly side of the Long Island 
Rail Road, South 79^" west 10.74 Cli, along highway from 
Hempstead to Manhasset N 12^" W 75 Links, along land 
of William M. Hewlett N 791" E 10.92 Ch, along highway 
from Hempstead to Roslyn S 1" W 75 links, in pursuance 
of an order of R. E. Thorne, S. Burt and J. O. Hegeman, 
commissioners of highways in and for the Town of North 
Hempstead bearing date the 12tli day of August 1863; hav- 
ing reviewed the premises and heard the parties and such 
witnesses as were offered before us, do hereby assess the 
damages aforesaid as sustained by William M. Hewlett by 
reason of the laying out of said highway at the sam of 
Eighty two y^^ dollars. 

B. F. Rushmore Stephen Williamson 

H. A. Whitaker John H. Curtis 

Thomas S. Dorian Thomas H. Clowes 

Jurors. 

Page 131. 

Queens County, Town of North Hempstead ss. 

I Francis Skillman one of the justices of the peace of 
said town, certify that the above is the verdict of the jury 
summoned by me; summoned and drawn and sworn by me 
to determine and assess the damage for the laying out the 
highway mentioned in said verdict. 

Given under my hand, August 24, 1863. 

FiiANcis Skillman 

Justice of the peace. 



310 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Expenses atteiuliiig the above. 

Damages assessed by the Jury $82.50 

Jurors 18.00 

Constable 2.00 

Surveyor 2.50 

Justice of the Peace 3.45 

Commissiouers fees 15.00 

123.45 

R. E. Thorne ^ Commissioners 

S. Burt > of 

J. O. Hegeman ) Highways 

Compared with (original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 132. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of John Charlick, Roslyn, on 
Tuesday, April 5th, 18G1. 

The report of the Trustees of Jones Ljstitute being read 
was accepted and ordered on file. 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted, Viz. 

Resolved, that we raise the sum of Three Hundred and 
fifty dollars for the support of the ]ioor at Jones Institute. 

Resolved, that we raise the siim of One Hundred and 
seventy five dollars to defray the expenses of Mary Kenan 
at the Flat Bush Assylum. 

Resolved, that the sum of Eight Hundred dollars be 
raised for the Overseers of Poor to defray the expenses of 
the out door Poor. 

Resolved, that the Town Officers be directed hereafter 
to cause the Polls to be opened at the General Elections at 
Sunrise instead of 9 'Oclock A. M., as heretofore. 

Resolved, that the sum of Sixteen y\,% dollars be paid by 
the Supervisor to Stephen Rushmore for the amount of tax 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 311 

of 1863 paid by liiiii under protest for assessment on two 
thousand dollars of personal property of bis wife, provided 
however, that said Ste]iben Rusbmore, or bis wife, make 
affirmation before tbe Assessors that tbe said wife has no 
personal property separate from that of her husband. 

Resolved, that the sum of Thirty two y^V dollars be paid 
by the Supervisor to Mrs. Hannah W. Townsend, being 
the Tax of 1863 paid by her under protest on four thou- 
sand dollars on personality invested in Bank Stock, and 
which she claims to be improperly taxed, provided that she 
appears before the Assessors and affirm to the truth of the 
above statement. 

Resolved, that tvvo measurers, one in the 1st & one in 
the '2d Election Districts of this Town, be elected under 
the provisions of the Act of the Legislature of the State of 
New York on February 9tli 1821 — chapter 21 Laws of 
1821, and that Wm M. Haines be so Elected measurer in 
the 1st Election District and James L, Baxter in the 2d 
District. 

Page 133. 

The following Town Officers were elected by a majority 
of votes, Viz. 

Supervisor John M. Clark 

Town Clerk, William A. Mitchell 

Collector, Charles H. Willetts 

Justice of the Peace, Silas W. Albertson 

Comss of Highways, Richard Allen 

Assessor Benjamin W. Allen 

Overseers ^ Henry D. Remsen 

of Poor, I Oliver AVeeks 

Trustees of S Robert H. Titus 

Jones Fund I Luke Fleet 

fTredwell Cornell 
I Edward Dodge 
Constables '-{ Samuel J. Schenck 

I William Weeks 
[ Warren Weeks 



312 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Inspectors of Election, District Xo. 1, Adrian Onderclonk, 
John S. Morrell. Inspectors of Election in District No. 2, 
Valentine Willis, C. J. Downing. Inspectors appointed in 
Election District Xo. 1, Warren Mitchell, in Election Dis- 
trict Xo. 2, David D. Kirbj. 

Wessel S. Smith > Justices of 
David Provost ^ tlie Peace 

William A. Mitchell Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Xorth Hempstead, June 14th, 1864. 
To William A. Mitchell, Town Clerk of the Town of Xorth 
Hempstead. We the undersigned, residents and electors 
of the Town of Xorth Hempstead, eligible to the Office of 
Supervisor thereof, do hereby require that a special Town 
Meeting be called and held in said Town for the purpose of 
submitting to the electors thereof the following Resolve, 

Page 134. 

Viz. 

Resolved, that a sum of money be raised by tax on the 
taxable property of the Town, sufficient and for the purpose 
of paying Bounties to the cpiota of Volunteers required 
from this Town in the military and naval service of the 
United States to be raised under the next Call or order for 
a draft that may V)e issued by the President of the United 
States during the existence of the war now carried on, and 
for the purpose of ])aying incidental expenses of such 
Volunteering;. 

John M. Clark George D. Ketcham 

William A. Kissam Cha's AV. Rogers 

An'd A. Bremuer Erastus Mitchell 

Robert Morrell Isaac Sherwood 

John L. Potter George W. Ketcham 

H. W. Eastman Cheesman Dodge 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 313 

Joliii A. SeariDg Warren Mitcliell 

Richard Albertson Hobart S. Woolley 

Luke Fleet William H. Williams 

Stejiben Taber John J. Mott 

Samuel Wood I. C. Skidmore 

Charles Post James S. Carpenter 

James ITdall Tennis W. Quick 

Wm P. Miller Samuel C. Poole 

R. H. Titus Wessel S. Smith 
John T. Weeks. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



At a special Town Meeting called pursuant to public 
notice, in the Town of North Hempstead, at the House of 
John Charlick, Roslyn, June 24, 186-4. 

The following Town officers Avere present. Viz. 

Wessel S. Smith, Justice of the Peace. 
William A. Mitchell, Clerk. 

Page 135. 

The following Preamble and Resoluti-(jns Avas unanimous- 
ly adopted. Whereas, the Secretary of War has intimated 
that a draft for au additional number of men to serve in the 
United States Army, would be ordered on or about the first 
day of July next. 

And whereas, the Provo Marshall General, and also the 
Executive of this State, through the Adjutant General, have 
advised that the several Towns and Counties procede forth- 
with to recruit men for such service, and whereas, by Chap- 
ter 8 of the Act passed Feb'y 9th 1864, to authorise the 
levying a tax to pay bounties to volunteers, and for other 
purposes, the several Towns are authorised at the annual 
or a special Town Meeting to direct monies to be raised for 
such purposes. 



31-1: HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Therefore, Resolved, that the Supervisor be aud he is 
hereby authorized to borrow the sum of (S25.000.) Twenty 
five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces- 
sary to pay such bounties, and to pay the necessary inci- 
dental expenses attending the same, and that the board of 
Super\'isors be requested to issue bonds for such purposes 
in pursuance of said act passed Feby 9th 186-i, and to do 
such other acts as they may deem necessary to secure the 
payment of principal and interest of the money so bor- 
rowed. 

Compared Avith the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Clerk. 



North Hempstead July 20th, 1864. 

To William A. Mitchell, Town Clerk of the Town of 
North Hempstead. 

We the undersigned residents aud electors of the Town 
of North Hempstead, eligible to the office of Supervisor 
thereof, do hereby require that a special Town Meeting be 
called and held in said Town for the purpose of submit- 
ting to the electors thereof the propriety of passing the fol- 
lo\ving Resolve, Viz. 

Resolved, that a sum of monev be raised bv tax ou the 
taxable property of the Town of North Hempstead in addi- 
tion to the (S2o.000.) twenty five thousand dolhirs, already 

Page 136. 

authorised to be raised, sufficient aud for the purjiose of 
paying Bounties to Volunteers under the call of the Presi- 
dent of July 18th 1864, for 500.000 Men, and_for paying 
the incidental expenses attending the raising of such volun- 
teers and for the transacting of such other business in con- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 315 

nection therewith as may be deemed necessary by the elect- 
ors at such meeting. 

WilHam A. Kissam Robert Morrell 

George W. Ketcham Charles T. Mitchell 

Cheeseman Dodge Samuel T. Taber 

John J. Mott Isaac Sherwood 

Hobart S. Woolley George D. Ketcham 

Amos W. Rogers John M. Clark 



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R. E. Thorne Benjamin A. Rapelye 

Richard Allen. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

AViLLiAM A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



At a special Town Meeting called pursuant to public 
notice in the Town of North Hempstead, held at the House 
of William H. Halstead, Manhasset, on Saturday, July 30th 
1864. 

The following Town Officers were present. 

Leonard A. Seaman ] 
Francis S. Skillman ! Justices of 
Wessel S. Smith [ the Peace. 
David Provost \ 

William A. Mitchell Town Clerk. 

The following preamble and resolutions were unanimously 
adopted. Whereas the President of the United States by 
proclamation of the date of July 18tli 1864, has called for 
500.000 Volunteers, and the quoto of this town as assigned, 
being greatly larger than the assumed quoto upon which 
the sum of (25.000) twenty five thousand dollars was voted. 

Therefore be it Resolved, that the sum of ($20,000) twen- 
ty thousand dollars be raised in addition to the $25,000. 
voted at a special town meeting held June 24th last, and 



316 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



Page 137. 



that the Supervisor be empowered to borrow and disburse 
the money as in his judgment may be necessary for the 
best interest of tlie town. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor ])e authorised to pay the 
sum of $300. to any resident of this town who may present 
a substitute who may be accepted and credited on the quoto 
of this town for tliree years service in the army or navy, or 
8*200. for two years, or $100. for one year. 

Aud that said Supervisor be authorised to perform all 
such acts as ma}^ be necessary and proper for the purpose 
of carrj-ing out the objects of the foregoing resolutions. • 

And that the board of Supervisors be requested to issue 
bonds for such purposes in pursuance of the act passed 
Feby 9th 1864, and to do such other acts as they may deem 
necessary to secure the payment of principal and interest 
of the money so borrowed. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

North Hempstead December 18th, 1864. 

To WilHam A. Mitchell Town Clerk of the town of North 
Hempstead. 

V\ e the undersigned, residents and electors of the town 
of North Hempstead, eligil)le to the Office of Supervisor 
thereof, do hereby retjuire that a Special Town Meeting be 
called and held in said town for the purpose of submitting 
to the electors thereof the propriety of passing the follow- 
ing Resolution, Viz. 

Resolved, that the sum of Twenty five thousand dollars 
be raised by tax upon the taxable property of the town of 
North Hempstead for the purpose of paying Bounties to 
Volunteers who may enlist in the Military and Naval service 
of the United States, and be credited to the town, and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 317 

for the purpose of paying the iucideutal expenses of such 

Page 138. 

Yoluiiteeriug. 

Kobert Morrell John M. Clark 

Charles W. Eogers Latham J. Mitchell 

Hobart S. Woolley William A. Kissani 

George D. Ketcham Joshua C. Skidmore 

Isaac Sherwood Warren Mitchell 

Wm J. Mott John J. Mott 
Charles T. Mitchell 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



At a special Town Meeting called pursuant to public 
notice in the Town of North Hempstead, held at the House 
of John Charlick, Eoslyn, on thursday December 29th, 
1864. 

The following Town Officers were present. 

Leonard A. Seaman ) Justices 
Francis Skillman \ . of 
Wessel S. Smith ) the Peace 

William A. Mitchell Town Clerk. 

The following Resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

Resolved, that the sum of ($25,000) twenty live thousand 
dollars be raised to pay bounties to volunteers to till the 
quota of men required from said Town under the present 
call of the President for 300.000 troops, and for paying the 
incidental expenses attending the same. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor be and he is hereby auth- 
orised to l)orrow on the credit of the Town, the sum of 
($25,000.) twenty five thousand dollars, and appropriate 
the same, or so much thereot as shall be necessary, to pay 



318 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

sueli bounties to volunteers, and for refunding to persons 
who may furnish substitutes who shall have been accepted 
and credited on the quota as shall be necessary to fill the 
(juota of the Town under the last call of the President for 
300.000 troops, and for defraying the necessary incidental 
expenses attending the same. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 139. 

North Hempstead, January 5th, 1865. 
To William A. Mitchell, Town Clerk of the town of 
North Hempstead. 

We the undersigned residents and electors of the town 
of North Hempstead, eligible to the office of Supervisor 
thereof, do hereby require that a Special Town meeting be 
called and held in said Town, for the purpose of submitting 
to the Electors thereof the propriety of passing the follow- 
ing Resolution, Yiz: 

Resolved, that a sum of money be raised upon the tax- 
able property of the Town in addition to the amount al- 
ready voted, sufficient and for the purpose of jjaying boun- 
ties to Volunteers to fill the quota of men required of this 
town under the call of the President of the United States 
dated December 19th 1864, for three hundred thousand 
troops, and for paying the incidental expenses of such vol- 
unteering. 

L. A. Seaman James Udall 

Warren Mitchell Samuel T. Taber 

Samuel C. Poole Jno. M Clark 

Cheesman Dodge Wm. J Mott 



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Daniel Brinckerhoff H, S. WooUey 

A. W. Rogers Henry T. Hewlett , 

Isaac Sherwood Samuel L. Hewlett 

Charles W. Rogers George K. Dodge 

George D. Ketcham 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 319 

Compared witli the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



At a special Town Meeting called pursuant to public 
notice in the Towh of North Hempstead, held at the Hotel 
of William H. Halstead, on Monday January 16th, 1865. 
The following town Officers were present. 

Leonard A. Seaman, 
Justice of the Peace. 

William A. Mitchell, Town Clerk. 

A quorum not being present, it was, Resolved, that this 
meeting adjourn until Wednesday January 18th 1865, at 
the same place, at '2 O'clock P. M. 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



Page 140. • 

At an adjourned special Town Meeting, called pursuant 

to public notice in the Town of North Hempstead, held at 

the Hotel of William H. Halstead on Wednesday January 

18th 1865, the following town officers were present. 

Francis Skillman ) Justices 
Leonard A. Seaman > of 

David Pi ovost ) the Peace 

William A. Mitchell Town Clerk. 

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor of this town be authorised 
and empowered to borrow on the credit of the Town the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars, (in addition to all other 
sums heretofore voted to be raised,) the whole to be ap- 
plied by him, or so much thereof as ma}' be requisite, to 
the payment of Bounties to volunteers or Recruits in the 
military oi naval service of the United States, until the 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Quota of men required from this town, under the Ctill of 
the President of the United States of December 19tb 1864 
is filled, and for paying the incidental Expences of such 
Volunteering. 

Resolved, that a committee of three from each School 
District be appointed to solicit Subscriptions to said loan 
of $75,000. 

Resolved, that the Committee consist of the following 
persons : 

District No. 1 Benjamin D. Hicks. Isaac H. Cock. Wm E. 
Hawxhurst 

District No. 2 Willet U. Tappen Silas W. Albertson 
John Yelsor. 

District No. 3 Samuel T. Taber Daniel Bogart Benja- 
min Hicks. 

District No. 4 Joseph O. Hegeman Elbert H. Mackej 
James M. Onderdonk 

District No. 5 Edward Mott John Mackey Edmund 
Hyde 

District No. 6 Leonard A. Seaman Andrew A. Bremner 
Wm A. Mitchell 

District No. 7 Cheesman Dodge Charles W. Rogers 
Abram P. Skidmore 

District No. 8 David Provost James P. Smith Samuel 
Willets 

District No. AVilliam Haines Jos D. Armstrong Leiferts 
Bergen 

District No. 10 Thomas W. Albertson Luke Fleet Rich- 
ard Yalentiue 

Joint District, Stephen Taber, in connection with Dis't 
No. 3. 

Resolved, that said committee report to the Supervisor 
at the earliest moment practicable the result of their 
labors, Avith the names of subscribers, and the amount sub- 
scribed. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 321 

Compared with the Oii^iual aud entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



Page 141. 

At a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the 
County of Queens held at the Office of the Surrogate, pur- 
suant to adjournment on the 19th day of January 18G5. 

Present a majority of said Board 

Whereas in pursuance of Chap 8 of the Act entitled An 
Act of the Legislature of the State of New York to author- 
ise the levying of a tax upon the taxable property of the 
different Counties and Towns of this State to pay bounties 
to vohmteers, and for other lourposes, passed Feby 9th 
1864. And whereas in pursuance of the 22d Section of 
said Act, a special town meeting was called and held in the 
Town of North Hempstead on the 29th day of December 
18G4, and also on the 18tli day of Januar}- 1865, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the Revised Statutes for call- 
ing special Town meetings. And whereas at such Special 
Town meetings it was voted unanimously by the electors 
present and voting, to raise the sum of Seventy five thou- 
sand dollars (75.000.) upon the taxable property of the said 
Town of North Hempstead for the purpose of paying 
bounties to volunteers, aud for paying the incidental ex- 
penses of such volunteering. 

Now therefore, Resolved, that the Board of Town Audit- 
ors of said Town of North Hempstead be authorised and 
empowered by this Board to raise upon the credit of the 
said Town of North Hempstead the sum, not exceeding 
Seventy five thousand dollars (75.000.) for the sole use of 
such Town, to pay bounties to volunteers, to fill the qxiota 
of said Town under the call of the President, of December 
19th 1864, and to pay the incidental expenses of such vol- 



322 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

iint(H^ring, to be repaid l)y Bouds of the Town of North 
Hempstead, to be issued hereafter. 

A true copy fn^ii th(^ iiiiinitcs of said Board. 

PiERPONT Potter 
Supervisors Clerk. 



At a meetinfi; of the Board of Town Auditors in and for 
the town of North Hempstead, held at the Office of the 
town Clerk, on the 20th day of January A. D. 18G5, it was 
unanimously : 

Resolved, that the said Board of Town Auditors proceed 
at once to issue certificates of Indebtedness of the said 
town of North Hempstead, for the purposes named above, 

Page 142. 

in the preamble and Resolution of the Board of Super- 
visors of Queens County, passed January 19th 1865, a copy 
of which is hereto annexed. 

Dated North Hempstead January 20th 1805. 
Certificate of Indebtedness. 
Town of North Hempstead 

Queens County SS. No. — $. 

This is to certify that we the Board of Town Auditors in 
and for the Town of North Hempstead, in pursuance of the 
above authority have loaned from of 

the the sum of dollars, 

and for the payment of which we pledge the faith and credit 
of the said Town of North Hempstead, together wdth inter- 
est at seven per cent per annum paj'able semi annually by 
the Supervisor of said ToAvn. 

Dated 1865. 

Supervisor 
Attested Town Clerk 

Justice of the Peace 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 323 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead. 

The undersigned freehoklers of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, do herel3y make appHeation to you to lay out two 
new Eoads of the width of three rods each, through the 
lands of John S. Burtis, Walter J. Corn well, Henry O. 
Dodge, Samuel Mott, Joseph O. Hegeman, Adam and Ben- 
jamin Mott, John A. and Charles E. Parker, Daniel H, 
Burdett, Leonard Mott, Thomas Fay, Silas Mott and Hen- 
ry Cock, and lands of the Free Church Cemetery ; the one 
to commence where the north end of the road runninfr 
through the middle of Cow Neck and the East end of the 
road known as "The Sandy Hollow Koad," and the west 
end of the lane leading from Isaac H. Dodges and William 
B. Miles intersect each other, and thence running in a 

Page 143. 

Northerly direction in part through the land of John S. 
Burtis, Walter J. Cornwell, Henry O. Dodge and Samuel 
Mott, to the South East corner of Joseph O. Hegeman's 
land, thence following the line dividing the land of said 
Hegeman from the Motts to the South Easterly corner of 
said Hegemans farm, thence through Adam and Benjamin 
Motts land and the land of John A. and Charles E. Parker, 
Walter J. Cornwell, Daniel H. Burdett and Leonard Mott 
to the land in the New Boad running from John H. Tread- 
wells to the Sands Point Steam Boat landing at the en- 
trance of the Lane leading to Leonard Mott's from said 
New Boad. 

The second commencing at the South Easterly corner of 
Joseph O. Hegemans farm on the Westerly line of the 
above described road, and thence following in a Southerly 



324 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



and Westerly direction tlic dividing line of said Hegeman's 
land from that of Samuel Mott to Henry Cocks land and 
the land of Thomas Fay, thence again Southerly through 
the centre of the lane as it now goes, by the land of Henry 
Cock, Thomas Fay & Silas Mott, Bridget Giller, Matthew 
Herbert and lands of the Free Church Cemetery, Henrj^ O. 
Dodge, in a Southerly direction to the Highway at the 
head of Captain John H. Cornwell's Mill Pond as it now 
runs from Henry O. Dodges to the "Free Church." 
Dated Manhasset January 1864. 

Provided the Road runs i on 
Walter J. Corn well, ^ on D. H. B., 
the line fence running in middle of 



H. J. Til)l)ets 

Daniel H. Burdett said Road 

S. A. Ketcham 

John J. Thompson 

Geo. K. Dodge 

W. H. Vaudeveer 

Thomas Mc Kee 

John A. Parker 

Epenetus Nostraud 

B. B. Nostrand 

C. S. Sloane 

D. Bogart 
Wm B. Miles 
George Mackey 
James T. Bird 



P. L. Bogart 
John H. Cornwell 
Com's Dever 
Adam Mott 
Benjamin Mott 
Thomas K. Allen 
John S. Burtis 
I. Branigue 
Thomas Fay 
Benj T. Underhill 
William A. Covert 
Benj H. Oderdonk 
Caleb Covert 



The undersigned Commissioners of Highways of the toAvii 
of North Hempstead in Queens County, all the Cojnmis- 

Page 144. 

siouers being present, having met at the Hotel of Thomas 
Mc Kee in said town, to decide upon the ajjplication of 
Benjamin B. Nostrand and Others, Residents of said town, 
liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, for the lay- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECORDS. 325 

iug out of the two roads conuectiug with each other and 
hereinafter described, (twelve respectable freeholders of 
said town,) convened and sworn after public notice of six 
days at three of the most public of the town according to 
law, having certified that such highway is necessary and 
proper, and the said Commissioners having caused notice 
in writing to be given to John 8. Burtis, Walter J. Corn- 
well, Henry O. Dodge, Samuel Motts Estate, Joseph O. 
Hegeman, Adam & Benjamin Mott, John A. & Charles E. 
Parker, Daniel H. Burdett, Leonard Mott, Thomas Fay, 
Silas Mott, Henry Cock, Bridget Giller, Matthew Herbert 
and Elbert Mackey and John Mackey, the trustees or own- 
ers of the "Free Church Cemetery," Occupants of the lands 
through which the two roads are to run, at least three days 
before the time of meeting, of the time and place at which 
they would meet to decide upon the said a})plicatiou, — Do 
order that two highways connecting with each other, Each 
to be three rods wide, shall be and the same is hereby laid 
out, pursuant to the said application; the line and limits 
whereof is as follows: Viz: 

Commencing on the Easterly side or line of a highway 
lately laid out and running from John H. Treadwells through 
his farm and through the farm of Daniel Cornwell, Leonard 
Mott & others to the Sands Point Steam Boat Dock, at a point 
one and one half rods Southerlv from an angle in said high- 
Avay, at or near to the entrance of Leonard Motts lane, and 
running thence S 78^" East 17 chains 80 links, through land 
of Leonard Mott, to a large locust tree standing on the 
line between or dividing the lands of Leonard Mott, Walter 
J. Cornwell, lately deceased, and Daniel H. Burdett from 
Each other, thence along the line dividing the lands of Wal- 
ter J. Cornwell from the land of Said Daniel H. Burdett 
and John A. & Charles E. Parker, 8 71" E 9 Chains 90 links, 
thence S 71" E 15 Chains, 8 71^" E 15 Chains and 53 links, to 
the land of Benjamin Mott, One and one half rods wide on 
each side of said line, thence through the land of Benjamin 
Mott and Adam Mott, to the Northerly corner of Joseph O. 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN UECOKDS. 

Hegeiiiaus farm. S 4G" E 13 Cliains and 40 links, thence on 
the division line between tlie land of said Joseph O. Hege- 
man and Ailam and Benjamin Mott, S 34^" E 9 Chains and 
22 links, thence South 35° E 5 Chains and 64 links, thence 
S 34^" E 9 Chains, thence S 1^" E 1 Chain and sixty five 
links, to the private road nsed l)y Adam and Benjamin Mott 
that runs through Joseph O. Hegemans Farm, three rods 
wi(l(^ on the Easterly side of said line, thence S Ik" W 13 

Page 145. 

Chains and sixty eight links, thence S 2" W 12 Chains and 
93 links, thence S 2" W 11 Chains and G7 links, through 
the land of Joseph O. Hegemau on the east side of and to 
the South Easterly corner of his farm, thence S 9" W 3 
Chains and 6 links, thence S 1^" E 10 Chains and 76 links, 
to the Easterly side of the ''Quaker road," so called, three 
rods wide on the Westerly side of said line, thence S 26^" E 
8 Chains and twenty four links, thence S 28° E 6 Chains 
and 67 links, to the Northerly End of the Middle Neck 
Koad, so called, and at the East End of the "Sandy Hollow 
road" so called, three rods wide on the Westerly side of 
said line. 

The line and limits of the second road are as follows. 
Commencing on the westerly line of the above described 
highway, and at the South East corner of Joseph O. Hege- 
mans farm as the said corner may be found when the first 
herein described highway is opened, and running thence by 
the Southerly line of Joseph O. Hegemans farm S 81^° W 2 
Chains and forty four links, thence S 84^" W 8 Chains and 65 
links, S 851° W 4 Chains 25 links, thence S 42f' W 4 Chains 
and 33 links, thence S 59f° W 6 Chains and 47 links, thence 
S 41^ W 4 Chains and 10 links, thence S 38^° W 8 Chains 
and 78 links, by land of Silas Mott, Henry Cock, Thomas 
Fay and others, thence S 36f° W 2 Chains and 74 links, to 
the center of the Bridge by the "Free Church," three rods 
wide on the Southerly and Easterly side of said line. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 327 

Port Wasliiiigtoii, Town of North Hemps-tead, Feby 4th, 

1865. 

Samuel Burt > Commissioners 

Joseph O. Hegeman \ of Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



Whereas. Application has been made to the Commis- 
missioners of the Town of North Hempstead in the County 
of Queens, to lay out two highways in said town, the one 
to begin at the junction of the middle Neck road with the 
Sandy Hollow road, and the road or lane leading to Isaac 
H. Dodges and William B. Miles, and thence running in a 
Northerly direction in part through lands of John S. Burtis, 
Walter J. Cornwell, Henry O. Dodge, Silas Mott, Samuel 
Motts Estate, Joseph O. Hegeman, Adam and Benjamin 

Page 146. 

Mott, John A. and Charles E. Parker, Walter J. Cornwell, 
Daniel H. Burdett and Leonard Mott, to the bend in the 
new road leading to Sands Point Steam Boat landing at the 
entrance of the lane leading to Leonard Motts from said new 
road. 

The second Commencing at the South Easterly corner of 
Joseph O. Hegemans farm on the Westerly line of the above 
described road, and thence running in a South Westerly di- 
rection in part through lands of Joseph O. Hegeman, Sam- 
uel Motts Estate, Silas Mott, Henry Cock, Thomas Fay, 
Henry O. Dodge, Bridget Giller, Matthew Herbert and land 
of the Free Church Cemetery, to the road at the head of 
John H. Cornwells Mill pond. 

And, whereas, a portion of one or both of the above roads 
will pass wholly or in part through ours, the undersigned 
lands. 

Therefore in consideration oi the laying out of the said 



328 HEWrHTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

highways, we the undersigned do hereby release all claim 
to damages thereof. 

Dated, Mauhasset June ]8r)4. 
John A. Paukeh, for himself tt 
Charles A. Parker 

Daniel H. Burdett. Provided the road runs on the line 

between W. J. Coruwell & myself. 
Benjamin Mott. Provided the road runs on the line be- 
tween Joseph O. Hegeman and myself. 
Thomas Fay. 
John Mackey 
Elbert H. Mackey 

Adam Mott. Provided the roads runs on the line be- 
tw^een Joseph O. Hegeman and myself. 
Witness by B. B. Nostrand 

S]L\S Mott. I release on the extension of the Middle 
Neck road to the South East corner of J. 
O. Hegemans land. 
Jos O. Hegeman Provided Adam S: Benj Mott, James 

M. Hicks A:; Mrs. Hicks, convey to me 
the right of passage through my farms, 
that they now use, & accept the High- 
way instead. 
Witnessed by Elbert H. Mackey. 
her 
Bridget X Giller, on consideration of being paid $10. 
mark Sh feet 

Witnessed by Jos O. Hegeman. 

Queens County SS. 

We the undersigned freeholders of the town of North 
Hempstead in Queens County, who are not interested in 
the lands through which the highway hereinafter described 
is proposed to be htid, nor of kin to the ow^ners thereof, 
having met on the day of the date hereof, at the House of 
Thomas Mc Kee in said town do hereby certify, that after 
having been duly sworn, we personally examined the route 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. 329 

Page 147. 

of the said proposed liigliway, and the reasons offered for 
and against the laying out of the same, and that in our 
opinion it is necessary and proper to lay out such higliway 
pursuant to the application of Benjamin B. Nostrand and 
others, commencing at or near the Southerly end of Leon- 
ard Motts lane, and terminating at two points, the one at 
or near the Free Church, the other at or near the westerly 
end of Isaac H. Dodges lane, which said proposed High- 
way will pass through the enclosed lands of Leonard Mott, 
Daniel H. Burdett, Walter J. Coruwell, John A. & Charles 
E. Parker, Adam and Benjamin Mott, Joseph O. Hegeman, 
Silas Mott, Samuel Mott, dec'd, Henry O. Dodge, John S. 
Burtis, Thomas Fay, Matthew Herbert, Henry Cock, Brid- 
get Giller, John Mackey, Elbert H. Mackey & lauds of the 
Free Church Cemetery. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names this twentieth day of June 1864. 

B. B. Nostrand Edm'd Willetts 

William A. Covert C. S. Sloane 

Thomas Mc Kee J. H. Coruwell 

George Mackey Epenetus Nostrand 

James T. Bird H. J. Tibbits 

John I. Thompson Caleb Covert 

Elbert H. Mackey S. A. Ketcham 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 118. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead, at the House of William H. Halstead, Manlias- 
set, on tuesday, April 4tli ISGfi. Present Leonard A. Sea- 
man, F. Skillman and David Provost, Justices of the Peace, 
presiding. 

The following persons were elected town Officers for the 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOAVN IlECOKDR. 

eusuiug year. John M. Clark, Suj)ervisor. AVilliain A. 
Mitchell, town Clerk. Elbert H. Mtiekey, Collector. G. 
Jackson Downing, Assessor. Isaac Sherwood, Justice of 
the Peace, full term. AVessell S. Smith, Justice of the 
Peace, Vacancy. Silas W. Albertsou, Commissioner of 
Highways. John S. Morrell, Jesse P. Kelsey, Overseers 
of Poor. -Constables, AVilliam H. Dodge, George K. 
Dodge, William H. Sexton, Jacob A. Lewis, William P. 
Weeks. Inspectors of Election, District No. 1, Warren 
Mitchell, John S. Morrell, appointed, Daniel D. Cox. In- 
spectors of Election District No. 2, G. Jackson Downing, 
Daniel Bogart ; appointed David D. Kirl>y. 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted. 

Resolved, that the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for the sup])ort of the poor at the Jones Institute. 

Resolved, that the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised for the support of the out door poor. 

Resolved, that the sum of four hundred and sixteen dol- 
lars be raised to defray the expense of Mary Kienan and 
Delia Coss, two Lunatics in the flat bush Asylum. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor be authorised to pay Wil- 
liam B. Robbins the sum of twenty seven yVo dollars, for 
tax on 82.000 on personal property, paid under protest. 

Resolved, that the Supervisor be authorized to pay Mar- 
garet S Williams the sum of ten 99-100 doll's for tax paid 
by her under protest. 

Resolved, that the Commissioners of Highway be autho- 
rised to take counsel in the matter of the appointment of 
Overseers of Highways of this town. 

The following resolution was presented, and on motion 
of Geo. D. Ketcham, laid over to the next town meeting. 

Resolved, (The town of Oyster Bay concurring) that the 
Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead be authorised 
and directed to assess and cause to be collected, the sum of 
$2,000. for three successive vears, and as fast as collected 
to pay the same to the Trustees of Jones Fund, to be by 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 331 

tlieiii invested until the whole amount of $6,000. is collect- 
ed by this town, and the said Trustees to receive the same 
amount Viz: $2,000. per year for three successive years, 
Viz, $0,000. from the town of Oyster Bay which is to be a 
fund for the purpose of erecting suitable buildings upon 

Page 149. 
the Jones Institute Farm for the use of the poor. 

If the town of Oyster Bay does not concur therein, then 
this resolution to be void. Otherwise in full force. 

The report of the trustees of Jones fund was presented 
to the meeting and read and adopted. 

The following persons were appointed overseers of High- 
ways for the ensuing year. 

Dist. Dist. 

No. 1. John Jaggar. 17. Martin Schenck 

2. Wm A. Allen. 18. James F. Hegeman 

3. John R. Eemsen. 19. Silas W. An)ertson 

4. Wm I. Mott. 20. Smith Williams. 

5. Geo D. Ketcham 21. Stephen R. Hicks 

6. Henry W. Jackson 22. Jacob Hicks. 

7. Jos C. Appleby 23. George Tibbets. 

8. John B. Remsen. 24. Valentine Willis. 

9. Ed S. Hyde 25. Benj. Albertson 

10. James R. Burtis 26. Clia's F. Titus. 

11. Caleb Kirby. 27. Sidney Mott. 

12. Oliver Weeks. 28. Oliver Losee 

13. Wm H. Williams. 29. S. S. Smith. 

14. Phillip Wiggins 30. Dan'l R. Schenck 

15. Letferts Bergen. 31. Elbert H. Bogart. 

16. William M. Haines 32. Benj. B. Nostrand. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 150. 
The undersigned Commissioners of Higliw^ays of the 
town of North Hempstead in Queens County, meet this day 



332 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

at Roslyii, to consider the application of H. A\ . Eastman 
and others, for the hiying out of a Hi<rhway, beginning at 
the highway running from Hempstead to Roslyn, to the 
highway ninning from Hempstead to Manhasset, and 
no objection being made to the a])plication, it is resolved 
that the said Commissioners hereby accept the said high- 
way laid out and made by the said applicants, and the 
same is hereby accepted as a highway, and recorded as 
such in the town Clerks Office, agreeabl}' to the following 
survey, said Highway to be three rods wide, and Commenc- 
ing (m the westerly side of the highway running from 
Hempstead to Roslyn, on the land of Henry W. Eastman, 
at said Eastmans farm gate on said highway, and running 
thence south 86 degrees west nine Chains and 68 Links, 
thence continuing the same course to a point 120 feet Avest 
of the center line of the Glen Cove Roslyn and Mineola 
Branch Rail Road track, said line to be the center line of 
said highway, thence north on a line parallel with said 
Rail Road track, to the division line between land of said 
Eastman and of John P. Yelverton, said line to be the Cen- 
ter line of said highway, then following the said division line 
between said lauds, which is to be the Center line of said 
highway. North 89 degrees 10 minutes west to the east line 
of Franklin Wights land, one half in width of said highway 
on the said last named course being taken from said East- 
mans land, and the other half from said Yelvertons land, 
and thence continuing on the same course over said 
Wights land north 89 degrees 10 minutes west 25 chains 
68 links, to the East side of the highway leading 
from Hempstead to Manhasset, said last named course 
being the center of said highway, And said lii^ihAvay 
again commencing on the Westerly side of the highway 
leading from Roslyn to Hempstead, on the North side 
of the stone bri'lge owned by the Long Island Rail Road 
Company, and running thence South Westerly over land of 
said John P. Yelverton, and along the westerly side of and 
adjoining the said Glen Cove, Roslyn and Mineola branch 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 333 

rail road track to the aforesaid division line between said 
Yelvertons land and land of said Eastman, and continning 
thence west along said division line one half in width of 
said highway on said Yelvertons land and one half on said 
Eastmans land, until it intersects the line of the highway 

PaCxE 151. 
first above described and laid ont, said Division line last nam- 
ed to be the centre line of said highway on said last named 
course, and said highway to be throughout three rods in 
width. 

Dated this fourth day of April 1865. 

Samuel Burt ) Commissioners of 

JosErH O. Hegeman ) Highways. 

Map. 

Whereas it is proposed to lay out a highway in the town 
of North Hempstead in Queens County N. Y., three rods in 
width, commencing on the West side of the Highway run- 
ning from Westbury to Roslyn at the mouth of the farm 
lane of Henry W. Eastman where it opens on said High- 
way, and running thence Westerly on said Eastman's land 
to the easterly side of his orchard, thence along or near to 
the Easterly side of said orchard, northerly to the land of 

Page 152. 
John P. Yelverton, and thence continuing a north easterly 
course on said Yelvertons land to the aforesaid Highway at 
a point a little to the North of the Bridge built by the Long 
Island Rail Road Company, Commencing again on the afore- 
said line, at the junction or Division line of the lands of 
•said Eastman and Yelverton, on the easterly side of said 
Eastmans orchard, and running thence westerly along such 
division line to Franklin Wights land, said Highway to be 
located half of the width on said Eastmans land and the 
other half on said Yelvertons land, and thence continuing 
Westerly in the same course over said Wights land to the 
easterly side of the Highway leading from Mineola to the 



334 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

North Hempstead and Flusbiug Turupike, past the House 
of said Wight. 

And whereas the iiiidersigned owners of the hinds over 
wliieh sucli proposed Highway is to be hiid ont, ixrc willing 
to donate to the said town so much of their said lands as may 
fall within the limits of such highway. 

Now therefore, in consideration of the premises, and of 
one dollar to each of us in hand paid, we and each of us do 
hereb}' agree with the Commissioners of Highways of said 
town of North Hempstead, in consideration aforesaid, to 
execute and deliver to said Commissioners, good and suffi- 
cient releases of all claim to damages which we, or either 
of us, may or might have by reason of the laying out and 
opening of such Highway, whenever and as soon as such 
Highway shall be legalh" laid out by said Commissioners, 
and accepted and recorded by them as a public highway of 
said town. 

Witness our hands and seals this 2Gth of March 1864, 

In presence of Henry W. Eastman (S) 

C. A. Jackson 
as to H. W. Eastman. 

as to John P. Yelverton John P. Yelverton (8) 

and Franklin Wight, 
in presence of 

Thomas B. Lawson Franklin Wight (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 153. 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors of the town 
of North Hempstead, convened upon application of the 
Commissioners of Highways of said town, and held at the 
House of John Charlick, in the village of Koslyn, on Friday 
June 9th 1865, present, John M. Clark, Supervisor, William 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 335 

A. Mitchell, town Clerk and Mess Seaman and Skillman, 
Justices of the peace, adjourned to meet at the town Clerks 
office on Monday June l'2tli 1865. 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

The board mett pursuant to adjournment on Monday 
June 12th, 1805, at the town Clerks office, present, John M. 
Clark, Supervisor, William A. Mitchell, town Clerk, and 
Mess Skillman and Smith, Justices of the Peace, on motion 
of Esq Skillman it was resolved that the sum of money ask- 
ed for by the Commissioners of Highways of North Hemp- 
stead for the purpose of repairing the Highway near Jacob 
C. Motts Mill bo approved and authorised by this 
Board. 

resolved that this board adjourn. 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 154. 

The undersigned, Commissioners of highways of the town 
of North Hempstead in Queens County, all the Commission- 
ers being present, having met at the Hotel of Thomas Mc- 
Kee in said town, to decide upon the application of Benjamin 

B. Nostrand and others, Residents of the said town, liable to 
be assessed for highway labor therein, for the laying out of 
the two roads connecting with each other, and hereinafter de- 
scribed, twelve respectable freeholders of said town, convened 
and sworn after public notice of six days at three of the most 
pul)lic places of the town according to law, having certified 
that such highway is necessary and proper and the said 
Commissioners having caused notice in writing to be given 
to John S. Burtis, Walter J. Cornwell, Henry O. Dodge, 
Samuel Motts Estate, Henry O. Dodge, Joseph O. Hege- 
man, Adam and Benjamin Mott, John A. and Charles E. 
Parker, Daniel H. Burdett, Leonard Mott, Thomas Fay, 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS, 

Silas Mott, Henry Cock, Bridget Giller, Matthew Herbert, 
and Elbert Mackej and John Macke}', the trustees or 
owners of the Free Church Cemetery, Occupants of the 
1;iih1s through which the two roads are tt) run, at least 
three days before the time of meeting, of the time and 
place at which they would meet to decide upon the said 
application, do Order that tw^o highways connecting with 
each other, each to be three rods wide, shall be and the 
same is hereby laid out, pursuant to the said application, 
the line and limits whereof is as follows. Yiz. Commenc- 
ing on the Easterly side or line of a highway lately laid out 
and running from John H. Treadwells through his farm, 
and through the farm of Daniel Cornwell, Leonard Mott 
and others to the Sands Point Steam Boat Dock, at a 
point one and one half rods Southerly' from an angle in 
said highway at or near to the Entrance of Leonard Motts 
lane, and running thence S 78^" E 17 chains 80 links, 
through land of Leonard Mott to a large locust tree stand- 
ing on the line between or dividing the lands of Leonard 
Mott, Walter J. Coruw^ell, lately deceased, and Daniel H. 
Burdett, from each other, thence along the line dividing 
the lands of Walter J. Cornwell from the lands of said Dan- 
iel H. Burdett and John A. and Charles E. Parker, S 71° 
E 9 Chains and 90 links, thence S 71" E 15 Chains, thence 
S 71^" E 15 Chains and 53 links, to the land of Benjamin 
Mott, one and one half rods wide on each side of said line, 
thence through the land of Benjamin and Adam Mott to the 

Page 155. 

Northerly corner of Joseph O. Hegemans farm, S 46" E 
13 Chains and 40 links, thence on the division line between 
the laud of said Joseph O. Hegeman and Adam and Ben- 
jamin Mott, S 34^" E 9 Chains and 22 links, thence South 
35° E 5 Chains and 64 links, thence S 34f° E 9 Chains, 
thence S 11-^' E 1 Chain and 65 links to the private road 
used by Adam and Benjamin Mott, that runs through Jos- 
eph O. Hegemans farm, three rods wide on the Easterly 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 337 

side of said line, thence S 1:^" W 13 Chains and sixty eight 
links, thence S 2" W 12 Chains and 93 links, thence S 2° W 
11 Chains 67 links, through the land of Joseph O. Hege- 
man on the East side of and to the South Easterly corner 
of his farm, thence S 9" W 3 Chains and links, thence S 
li° E 10 Chains and 70 links, to the Easterly side of the 
"Quaker Road" so called, three rods wide on the Westerly 
side of said line, thence S 25^" E 2 Chains and 31 links, 
thence S 20^" E 8 Chains and twenty four links, thence S 
2(S" E G Chains and 67 links, to the northerly end of the 
"Middle Neck" road so called, and at the East end of the 
"Sandy Hollow" road so called, three rods wide on the 
Westerly side of said line. 

The line and limits of the second road are as follows : 
Commencing on the Westerly line of the above described 
highway and at the Soiith East corner of Joseph O. Hege- 
mans farm as the said corner may be found when the first 
herein described highway is opened, and running thence by 
the Southerly line of Joseph O. Hegemans farm S 84^" W 
2 Chains and forty four links, thence S 84^" W 8 Chains 65 
links, thence S 85^" W 4 Chains 25 links, thence S. 42f " 
W. 4 Chains and 33 links, thence S 59f"W 6 Chains 47 links, 
thence S 41'^ W 4 Chains and 10 links, thence S 38^" W 8 
Chains and 78 links, by land of Silas Mott, Henry Cock, 
Thomas Fay and others, thence S 36^" W 2 Chains and 74 
lildvs, to the center of the Bridge by the "Eree Church" three 
rods wide on the Southerly and Easterly side of said line. 

Port Washington, 

Town of North Hempstead 
Fel)ruary 4th 1865. 

Samuel Burt 

JosEi'H O. Hegeman 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



338 hemrstead town records. 

Page 156. 

Comity Court of Queens County 

In the matter of layiuj:; out and 
opening of two certain lii^lnvays 
in tli(^ toAvn of North Hempstead 
in Queens County, runnin^j; through 
the hinds of Leonard Mott k others. 

To the County Court of Queens County. 

Tlie Petition of Samuel Burt, Joseph O. Hegeman & 
Richard Allen respectfully show, that they are the Com- 
missioners of Highways, duly elected, qualified and acting 
as such, in and for the town of North Hempstead in said 
County of Queens. 

That application having been made to them as such 
Commissioners, for the laying out of two certain highways 
in said town, connecting with each other, such proceedings 
were had thereon as were required by the statute in such 
case made and provided, and the said Commissioners, or a 
majority of them, duly determined to lay out such highways, 
and on the fourth day of February 1805, said Commissioners 
made out and subscribed a certificate of such determina- 
tion, describing the roads or highways so laid out particular- 
ly by routes and bounds and courses and distances, and the 
said certificate has been duly filed in the office of the Clerk 
of the town of North Hempstead, that a copy of such cer- 
tificate is hereunto annexed, and said roads or highways 
are therein particularly described, and the names of the 
owners of land over which said highways run are also 
specified. 

That the said Commissioners have agreed with a large 
number of the owners of land over which said roads are so 
laid out for the damages accruing to such owners by reason 
of the laying out and opening of such roads, and many of 
such owners have released their claim for such damages, 
but that said Commissioners have not been able to agree 
with certain other of said ow^ners in respect to such dam- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 839 

aqes, and tliey tliorefore apply to this Court, and reqiiest 
that three Commissioners shall be appointed by such Court 
pursuant to the Statute in such case made and provided, 
whose duty it shall be to view the premises, hear the parties 
and such witnesses as may be offered before them, and as- 
sess all damages which may be required to be assessed on 
account of the opening and laying out of said higliAvay, and 
to which such of the aforesaid owners as have not agreed 

Page 157. 
with the Commissioners for such damages may 1)0 entitled. 

Samuel Burt 
Joseph O. Hegeman. 
County of Queens, ss. 

Samuel Burt and Joseph O. Hegeman the above named 
Commissioners of Highways being duly sworn say that they 
have read the foregoing petition signed by them, and know 
the contents thereof, and that the same is true of their own 
knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated on their 
information and belief, and as to those matters, they 

believe it to be true. 

Samuel Burt 

Joseph O. Hegeman. 

Sworn before me this 4tli day of April, 1865 

r. Skillman 
Justice of the Peace (Stamp) 

At a term of the County Court of Queens County 
held at Jamaica in Said County on the 22d day 
of April 1865. 

Present Hon. Elias J. Beach County Judge of said County. 

In the matter of the laying out ] 
and opening of two certain high- | 
ways in the town of North Hemp- '^ 
stead in Queens County running ( 
through the lands of Leonard | 
Mott and others. J 

On reading the Petition of Samuel Burt and Joseph O. 



340 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Hegemau, two of the Commissiouers of Hij^hways of the 
toAvu of North Hempstead iu Queens Couuty, prayinjf for 
the appointment of Commissioners to assess the damages 
caused by the laying out and opening of two certain high- 
was in said town, connecting with each other, and running 
through the lands of Leonard Mott and others, and whiith 
highwaj'S, except the lands over which the same are laid 
out, are particularl}- descril)ed in the Petition which is here- 
to annexed, and on Motion of H. W. Eaf^tman of Counsel 
for said Commissioners, it is ordered that George S. Down- 
ing of Oyster Bay, Valentine Willis of North Hempstead 

Page 158. 

and William H. Salt of Flushing, and all of Queens Count}', 
be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to view 
the premises, hear the parties and such witnesses as may be 
offered before them, and said Commissioners shall all meet 
and act, and shall assess all damages which may be required 
to be assessed on the said highwaj-s, and to which such of 
the owners of lands through which said highway's have been 
laid out, as have not agreed with the said Commissioners of 
highways for the damages accruing by reason of the opening 
and laying out thereof, may be entitled. 

Elias J. Beach, 
Queens County Judge. 

We do solemnly swear that we will support the Constitu- 
tion of the United States and the Constitution of the State 
of New York, and that we will faithfully discharge the 
duties of Commissioners to assess the damages for laying 
out the Highways in the town of North Hempstead, Queens 
County, that is described as follows. Commencing on the 
easterly side or line of a highway lately laid out and run- 
ning from John H. Tredwells through his farm and through 
the farm of Daniel Cornwell, Leonard Mott and others, to 
the Sands Point Steam Boat Dock at a point one and one 
half rods southerly from an angle in said highway at or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOllDS. 341 

near to the entrance of Leonard Motts lane, and running 
tlience S. 78^ E. 17 chains and 80 links through land of 
Leonard Mott to a large locust tree standing on the line 
betAveen or dividing the lands of Leonard Mott, Walter J. 
Cornwell, late!}' deceased, and Daniel H. Burdett from 
each other, thence along the line dividing the lands of 
Walter J, Cornwell from the lands of Daniel H. Burdett 
and John A. and Charles E. Parker, S. 71 E. D Chains and 
90 links, thence S. 71'^ E. 15 chains, thence S. 71 E. 15 
Chains & 53 links to the land of Benjamin Mott, one and 
one half rods wide on each side of said line, tlience through 
the land of Benjamin & Adam Mott to the Northerly corner 
of Joseph O. Hegemans farm, S. 46 E. 13 Chains and 40 
links, thence, on the division line between the land of Said 
Joseph O. Hegeman and Adam and Benjamin Mott, S. 34^ 
E. 9 chains and 22 links, thence S. 35 E. 5 chains and 64 
links, thence S. 34f" E. 9 chains, thence S. 11^ E. 1 chain 

Page 158. 

and 65 links to the private road used by Adam and Benja- 
min Mott, that runs through Joseph O. Hegemans farm, 
three rods wide on the Easterly side of said line, thence S. 
1^ W. 13 chains and 68 links, thence S. 2 W. 12 chains and 
93 links, thence S. 2" West 11 chains and 67 links, through 
the land of Joseph O. Hegeman on the East side of and to 
the South Easterly Coruer of his farm, thence S. 9" West 3 
chains and 6 links, tlience S. 1^ E. 10 chains and 76 links 
to the Easterly side of the "Quaker road" so called, three 
rods wide on the Westerly side of said line, thence S. 25^ 
E. 2 chains and 31 links, thence S. 26^ E. 8 chains and 24 
links, thence S. 28 E. 6 chains and 67 links to the Northerly 
end of the Middle Neck road, so called, and at the East 
end of the "Sandy Hollow" road, three rods wide on the 
Westerly side of said line ; the line and limits of the second 
road are as follows, Commencing on the Westerly line of 
the above described highway and at the South East corner 
of Joseph O. Hegemans farm, as the said corner may be 



342 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

fouud, where the first liereiu described highway is opened, 
and luiming thence b}' the Southerly line of Joseph O. 
Hegenians farm 8. 84^° W. 2 chains and 44 links, thence S. 
84^" W. 8 chains and (55 links, thence S. 85^° AV. 4 chains and 
25 links, thence S. 42|^ W. 4 chains and 33 links, thence S. 
59|"' "W. 6 chains and 47 links, thence S. 41 West. 4 chains and 
10 links, thence S. 38^ AV. 8 chains and 78 links, by land of 
Silas Mott, Henry Cock, Thomas Fay and others, thence S. 
36f ° W. 2 chains and 74 links to the center of the Bridge by 
the "Free Church" three rods wide on the Southerly and 
Easterly side of said line, according to the best of our 
ability. 

Yalentine Willis 

W:m Hexi;y Salt \ Commissioners. 

Geo. S. Downing 

Sworn to before me May 13th 1865, by Valeutine Willis 

& Wm H. Salt, and on the 10th May 18(35, by Geo S. 

Downing 

F. Skillman 

Justice of the Peace (Stamp) 

County of Queens ss. 

We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by the 
County Court of Queens County to assess the damages for 
laying out and opening two highways in the town of North 
Hemi)steail in said County, Connecting with each other and 
running through the lands of Leonard M(^tt and others, and 
which highways are particularly set foiih and described in 

Page 159. 

the annexed order of the Commissioners of Highways of said 
town laying out the same, dated February 4th 1865, and 
which said highways have been so laid out by the aforesaid 
order signed Samuel Burt and Joseph O. Hegeman, Com- 
missioners of Highways of said town dated on the fourth 
day of February 1865 as aforesaid, having taken the Oath 
prescribed by the Constitution, viewed the premises and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 343 

heard the parties, and such witnesses as were offered, do 
assess the damages for hiying out the said highways as fol- 
lows. 

Viz. to John S. Burtis Sixty dollars, as and for the dam- 
ages sustained by him by reason of laying out such high- 
ways; to Henry O. Dodge, the sum of one hundred dollars 
as and for the damages sustained by him by reason of lay- 
ing out such highways, to the heirs at law of Walter J. Corn- 
well, Deceased, the sum of four hundred Dollars as and for 
the Damages sustained by them by reason of laying out of 
such highways, to Leonard Mott the sum of two hundred 
and seventy live dollars as and for the Damages sustained 
by him by reason of the laying out of such highways, to 
Silas Mott the sum of one hundred and seventy live dollars 
as and for the Damages sustained by him by reason of the 
laying out of such highways, and to Henry Cock the sum 
of fifteen dollars as and for the danuiges sustained by him 
in laying out such highways, it being understood that the 
amounts so as above awarded to said John S. Burtis and 
Henry O. Dodge includes all damages to which they are 
entitled as well by taking their enclosed lands as by taking 
their interests in the old road over which said highways are 
in part laid out. In witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our names this 29th day of May 1865. 

Wm Henky Salt ) 

Geo. S. Downing I Commissioners. 

Valentine Willis. ) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Page 160. 

To the Commissioners of Highways oi the town of North 
Hempstead Queens County. 

The undersigned herel)y make a})plication to you to alter 
the highway leading from near Oliver AVeeks blacksmith 



344 HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIIDS. 

sliop, to the toll gate ou the North Heinpstecad and Flush- 
ing tuiiipike road in the following manner. To wit: Where 
the said road passes on the east side of the llosljn Ceme- 
tery change the same so that it will pass on the west side of 
said cemetery. The west line of the proposed changed road 
to be as follows, To wit : Commencing in the north line of 
the said turnpike road three rods westerly from the south 
west corner of the said cemeter}', and running thence north- 
erly parallel with the w^est line of said cemetery until it in- 
tersects the west line of the present highway. The pro- 
posed alteration passes tlnoiigh the land of Sarah E. Kirby 
who gives her consent to said alteration. 

Roslyn December 9th 1803 

Stephen Taboe 
Daniel Bogart. 

Compared with the original by 

William A. Mitchell. 



Whereas it is proposed to change the location of the 
highway lying to the east of the Roslyn cemetery so that 
the same wdll pass over my land lying to the west of the 
said highway and cemetery. Now therefore in considera- 
tion of the premises and of one dollar to me in hand i)aid 
by Stephen Tabor, the recei})t of which is hereby acknowl- 
edged, I lierel)y agree to release the town of North Hemp- 
stead from all damage that Avill accrue to me by reason of 
the change of the location of said road in consideration of 
the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand to be payed 
by the said Ste[)hen Taber when such change of location 
shall be completed, and provided also that I have the rail 
fence standing on the east line of said cemetery. The west 
line of the land to be released for said ])urpose is to com- 
mence on the north line of the North Hempstead and 

Page 161. 

Flushing turnpike, three rods westerly from the southwest 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS, 345 

comer of said cemetery and run thence northerly on a line 
parallel with the west line of said cemetery until it inter- 
sects the west line of the present highway near the wood 
land lying to the north of my cleared land. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this twenty tirst day of November 1863. 

Sarah Elizabeth Kirby 
Witness 

Caleb KiuiiY 

Compared with the original by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

The undeisigned Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the county of Queens, having 
met at the "Roslyn Cemetery" in said town, all the Com- 
missioners having been notified to meet at this time and 
place to decide upon the applications of Stephen Taber and 
Daniel Bogart, residents of said town liable to be assessed 
for highway labor therein, for the alteration of the old road 
by the east side of said cemetery turning from Red Ground 
to the toll gate east of Roslyn, and thence to or near the 
Blacksmith's Shop of Oliver Weeks, and that instead of so 
much of said old road as lies between said toll gate and the 
north angle of said cemetery. We commenced at a point 
adjoining the northerly side of the North Hempstead aud 
Flushing turnpike road at a point three rods westerly from 
the south westerly corner of the Roslyn Cemetery belong- 
ing to the Roslyn Presbyterian Church and running from 
said point North one and one half degrees west Seventeen 
Chains and forty t^vo links (parallel with the fence on the 
westerly side of said Cemetery as the same now stands) to 
a point at or near the north side of said cemetery where it 
intersects the said old road running from the toll House 
North Avesterly to said Weeks Blacksmiths shop, and do 
order that the above described alteration be made and that 



346 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the new road be of the width of three rods, and we do 

PacxE 162. 

further order that that i)art of said old road ruuniiig be- 
tween the toll gate and said north side or end of said Cem- 
etery be closed. 

Dated August 19th 1865. 

Commissioners ^ JosErn O. Hegeman 
of Highways. { Silas W. Albertson ' 

Compared with the original by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

To Mess Eichard Allen, Samuel Burt and Joseph O. 
Hegeman, Commissioners of Highways in and for the town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens. 

The undersigned I'lssideuts of said town and owning lands 
therein and liable to be assessed for Highway labor in said 
town, hereby make application to you to alter the Highway 
leading from a point in front of the house of Daniel T. 
Smith and ending at the Little Neck Turnpike Road at a 
point about four rods East of the house of Francis Doremus, 
(the whole of said Iload being Situate in the said town of 
North Hempstead) by widening said road to the width 
of three rods from the point of the commencement of 
the said Road to the ending thereof as above stated. The 
proposed alteration to said Road will affect the enclosed 
lands of William Haviland, Jacob Remsen, Bloodgood H. 
Cutter, James Mc Ardle, Patrick Culligan, land belonging 
to the Estate of Richard Allen, deceased, and land belong- 
ing to the Estate of the late Daniel K. Allen, as the Road 
sought to be opened passes through the property of the 
above mentioned persons and Estates. 

Dated the llJth day of May 1864. 

Henry W. Allen 
E. L. Tredwell. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 347 

Tlie Subscribers, freeholders of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, Queens County, not interested in the lands through 
which the road hereinafter described is to be laid, nor of 
kin to the owners thereof, having met at the house of Sam- 
uel E. Hajden in the said town, and having been first duly 
sworn, have personally examined the route of the Highway 

Page 163. 

proposed to be altered by the application of Henry W. Allen 
and Edward L. Tredwell beginning at a point in front of 
Daniel T. Smith, and running at or to the Little Neck or 
North Hempstead and Flushing Turnpike at a point about 
four rods Easterly of the house of Francis Doremus on or 
near the present road running from said points, the whole 
of said road being in the town of North Hempstead, by 
widening said road the width of three rods from the point 
of commencement of the said Road to the ending thereof as 
above stated; the proposed alteration to said Road will af- 
fect the lands of William Haviland, Jacob Remseu, Blood- 
good H. Cutter, James McArdle, Patrick CoUigan & land 
belonging to the Estate of E-ichad Allen, deceased, and 
land belonging to the Estate of Daniel K. Allen, deceased, 
and have heard and considered all reasons offered for or 
against altering or laying out the same, and thereupon do 
hereby certify to the cinnmissioners of Highways of said 
town that we are of opinion that such Highway is necessary 
and proper. 

Edward L. Tredwell 
Wm Mitchell Smith 
Town of North Hempstead Samuel E. Hayden 

May 30 18()4 John Allen 

Subscribed and sworn to before Henry W. Allen 
me John Studer 

L. A. Seaman, Henry K. Hayden 

Justice of the Peace. William A. Allen 

Mills P. Baker 
Charles W. Rogers 
Adam Miller 
N. Hayden. 



348 HEMl'STEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Whereas tlie conimissioners of liigliways of tlie Town of 
NortL Hempstead iu the County of (Queens, have by an 
order dated June 7th 1805, hiid out a hi«j;h\vay in said town. 
]?eji;innin}^ at the North Hempstead Turni)ike and near the 
Dwellinjjj of William Haviland, which said highway passes 
through the improved lauds of Bloodgood H. Cutter aud 
Thomas T. Allen. Now, therefore, the damage of the said 
Bloodgood H. Cutter, by reason of the laying out of said 
highway are hereby ascertained by agreement of the said 
Bloodgood H. Cutter aud the commissioners of Highways 
at the sum of one hundred dollars, and with the said 

Page 1()4. 

Thomas T. Allen the sum of fifteen dollars, by reason of the 

laying out of said highway. 

Signed 

Bloodgood H. Cutter 

Thomas T. Allen 

Richard Allen ^ Commissioners 

Silas W. Albeetson > of 

Joseph O. Hegeman ) Highways. 

Dated June 22d 1865. 

Whereas, application has been made to the Commis- 
sioners of Highways of the Town of North Hempstead, in 
the County of Queens, to lay out a highway in said town, 
beginning at the North Hempstead Turnpike and near the 
dwelling of William K. Haviland, aud ending at the Great 
Neck road by Daniel T. Smiths, which proposed highway 
will pass through our improved lands. Now, therefore, in 
consideration of the la3ing out cf said Highway we do 
hereby release all claim to damages by reason thereof. 

Sealed with our seals, and dated the 7th day of June 
1865. 

EirHAi;j> Allen (S) 

AViLLiAM li. Haviland (Sj 

John R. Remsen (S) 

Thomas B. Remsen (S) 

James Udall (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS, 349 

The undersigned, commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, all 
the Commissioners being present, having met at the Mill of 
Bloodgood H. Cutter in the said town, to decide upon the 
application of Henry W. Allen, a resident of the said town 
liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, for the lay- 
ing out of the road hereinafter described, twelve reputable 
freeholders of the said town, convened and sworn after 
public notice of six days at three of the most public places 
of the town according to law, having certified that such 
highway is necessary and proper, and the said Commission- 
ers having caused notice in writing to be given to William 
Haviland, Bloodgood H. Cutter, James McArdle, Jacob 
Remsen Patrick Culligan, Thomas T. Allen, Occupants of 
the land through which the road is to rnn, at least three 
days l)efore the time of meeting, of the time and place at 

Page 1G5. 

which they would meet to decide upon the said application, 
do order that a public highway three rods wide, shall be 
and the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to the said ap- 
plication; the following is the described line. Viz. Begin- 
ning at the North Hempstead Turnpike and near the dwell- 
ing of William Haviland, at a Locust post standing on the 
Easterly side of said road, said post being 15^ feet west- 
erly of a locust tree standing on the Turnpike, and near 
the garden fence of said Haviland, and running from said 
post along the Easterly side of the road, 1st N. 15^" E. 6 
chains 43 Links. 2d. N. 20^" E. 2 ch. 27 Li. 3d. N. ^" E. 
5 ch. 47 Li. 4th. N. f'^ W. 1 ch. 81 Li. 5th. N. 11" W. 1 
ch. 37 Li. Gth. N. 31f" W. 3 ch. 90 Li. 7th. N. 57^" W. 3 
ch. 71 Li. 8th. N. 211" w. 2 ch. 21 Li. 9th. N. 16" W. 1 
ch. 90 Li. to the southwardly side of Bloodgood H. Cutters 
Mill Pond, thence 10th N. 21^" W. 3 ch. 80 Li. to the 
Northardly side of said Mill Pond, thence 11th N. 7" E. 2 
ch. 67 Li. 12th. N. 25i" E. 4 ch. 44 Li. 13th. N. 12^/ E. 
1 ch. 23 Li. thence running on Westerly side of said road, 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

14t,li. North 4 cli. 30 Li., tlion on Easterl}^ side of said road, 

15111. N. fi" W. 2 eh. :5(; Li. IGtli. N. 25:^" E. 93 cli. 17tli. 

N. 33" E. 92 cli. IStli. N. 44" E. 2 cli. 39 Li. 19tli. N. 

48J" E. 5 cli. 82 Li. 2()tli. N. 37^" E. (5 ch. 40 Li 

2lKt. N. 28" E. 3 cli. 80 Li. 22(1. N. 34i" E. 1 ch. 07 Li. 

23(1. N. 59 J" E. 5 ch. 53 Li. 24th. N. 74i" E. 7 ch. 29 Li. 

25th. N. 73^" E. 3 ch. 50 Li., to a locust tree on the land 

of Thomas T. Allen, thence 26th. N. 41|" E. 1 ch. 95 Li., 

when it intersects the Highway leading \)j Daniel T. Smiths, 

through tlie middle of Great Neck. 

Signed 

Joseph O. Hegeman ") Commissioners 
Silas W. Albertson ? of 

KicHARD Allen ) Higlnvays. 

North Hempstead June 7, 1806. 
Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell, 

Town Clerk. 

Page 166. 

To R. E. Thorne, Samuel Burt and Joseph O. Hegeman, 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead in the County of Queens and State of New York. 

We the undersigned, residents of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County aforesaid, and liable to be assess- 
ed for Highway labor therein, hereby make application to 
you to ^Iter the Highway leading from the house of Milton 
Smith to the house of William D. Allen in said Town, and 
known as the shore road, so as to conform to the courses 
and distances as laid down On the map hereto annexed, and 
described as follows. 

Starting from a point in the centre of the present Shore 
Road, opposite the house of M. Smith, Escp, running north 
fifty five degrees West, seven hundred and ninety six feet 
to a stake, thence North seven degrees west, three hundred 
and ninety feet to a stake in the centre of the present road, 
opposite the house of W. T>. Allen, Esq., said alteration 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



351 



being sliown on the Map liereto annexed, by red lines, the 
okl road by bhxck lines, and designated " Proposed change 
in Shore Road, Manhasset Valley." 

Dated February 3d 18G4. 

James Harper 
By His attorney 

Wm Harper. 

Daniel T. Smith 
Benjamin Hicks 
A. W. Rogers 
John M. Clark 
H. D. Remsen 
Milton Smith 
Isaac Sherwood 
Wm p. Miller 
Joseph L. Hewlett 
Thomas Messenger 
James Udall 
R. G. Mitchell 
Samuel Willets 
Robert Morrell 



Ben.j. W. Allen 

Charles W. Rogers, 

Abram p. Skidmore 

R. H. Skidmore 

Henry O. Ditmis 

N. Hayden 

John Studer 

Henry K. Hayden 

Wm J. MoTT 

I. C. Skidmore 

Daniel Brinkerhoff, (N. Y.) 

Brewster H. Smith 

George H. Smith 



Page 167. 

This Indenture made this third day of February A. D., 
1864, between James Harper and Daniel T. Smith, of the 
town of North Hempstead, Queens County, New York, of 
the first part and R. E. Thorne, Samuel Burt, and Joseph 
O. Hegeman, Commissioners of Highways of the town of 
North Hempstead aforesaid, of the second part. Witness- 
eth. Whereas the said Commissioners, parties of the sec- 
ond part, have heretofore and on the third day of 
A. D. 186 altered a Highway in said town upon the peti- 
tion of Benjamin Hicks and others, the order for the alter- 
ation of which said Highway is dated the day of 
186 and is duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the 
Town of North Hempstead. Which said Highway passes 



352 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

through certain hinds belonging to the parties hereunto of 
the first part. Commencing 

Page 170. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the Hotel of John Charlick in the Village of 
Roslju on Tuesday April 3d 1866. Present Leonard A, 
Seaman, Francis Skillmau and Wessel S. Smith, Justices of 
the Peace, Presiding. 

The following persons l)y a majority of Votes were elected. 
John M. Clark, Supervisor. 
Wm A. Mitchell, Town Clerk. 
Samuel L. Mitchell, Collector. 

Francis Skillman, Justice of the Peace, Long term. 
David Provost, Justice of the Peace, Vacancy. 
Edward W. Mott, for Commissioner of HighAvays. 
Joseph O. Hegeman, for Assessor. 

Robert H. Titus cfe Luke Fleet for Trustees of the Jones 
Fund. 

James M. Smith, Anthony Emmerich, Geo. Allen, Jr., 

Abram R Hutchings and John Craft, Constables. 

Robert H. Titus and Adrian Van Nostrand, Lispectors 
of Election of District No. 1. 

David D. Kirby and Alfred L. Searing, Inspectors of 
Election District No. 2. 

Warren Mitchell was appointed Inspector of Election 
for District No. 1. 

Valentine Downing was appointed Inspector of Election 
for District No. 2. 

James M. Smith was elected Sealer of Weights and 
Measures. 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted. 

Resolved — that the report of the Trustees of Jones fund 
be adopted. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 353 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to raise the 
sum of Sixty eight dolLars and six cents ($68.06) for the 
half indebtedness of this Town to the Jones Institute, and 
pay the same to the Trustees. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to raise the 
sum of one thousand dollars to pay the back indebtedness 
of the Overseers of the Poor. 

Resolved — that the Overseers of Poor be authorised to 
l)orrow the money oa the credit of the town to pay the 
same. 

Page 171. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to raise the 
sum of seven hundred and tifty dollars to defray the ex- 
pense of the out door poor for the coming year. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to raise the 
sum of three hundred and fifty dollars to pay the interest 
on five thousand dollars, to equalise the sum Left by Walter 
R. Jones to Oysterliay. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to raise the 
sum of four hundred and sixteen dollars ($416.00) to defray 
the expense of two Lunatics now in the Flat Bush Assylum. 

Resolved — that the money raised for road purposes now 
in the hands of the Supervisor be paid by him to the Over- 
seers of different districts as previously apportioned. 

Resolved— to amend the last resolution passed allowing 
the Overseers of the different road districts to receive the 
unexpended money belonging to said districts, and that the 
same be paid to the Commissioners of Highways, subject 
to the order of Overseers for work accomplished. 

An act to appropriate Six thousand of bonds in the hands 
of the Supervisor to Erect Buildings &c at the Jones Listi- 
tute, was passed by a Majority of one hundred and forty 
three. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



354 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

At a meeting of the Board of Town Auditors held at tlie 
Office of the Town Clerk on Saturday August 18th, 1806. 
Present, John M. Clark, Supervisor, Francis Skillman, 
Leonard A. Seaman, Wessell S. Smith, Justices of the 
Peace, and William A. Mitchell, Town Clerk. 

The following resolution was adopted. 

Resolved — that the Supervisor be authorised to pay to 
the Trustees of Jones Fund the amount of Six thousand 
dollars ($6,000.) from the sale of Bonds now in his posses- 
sion in such sums as they may be required to pay by or 

Page 172. 

under any contract they may enter into for the erection of 
buildings &c., on the Jones Institute farm. 

Compared Avith the Original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 



Queens County > 

Town of North Hempstead ) " 

We the undersigned, freeholders of the town of North 
Hempstead in said County, who are not interested in the 
lands through which the highway herein after mentioned or 
described, is proposed to be laid, nor of kin to the owners 
thereof, at the house of John Town send in said town, do 
hereby certify that after being diily sworn or affii'med, we 
personally examined the route of the said proposed higliAvay 
and heard the reasons offered for and against the laying out 
of the same, and in our opinion it is necessary tt proper to 
lay out such highway pursuant to the application of Smith 
Williams ; commencing from what is know^n as Red Ground 
(or its vicinity) to the Depot of the Long Island Rail Road 
at Roslyn, which said highway will pass through the en- 
closed land of Samuel J. Willis, Stephen Taber, Benjamin 
Albertson, Henry W. Eastman. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 355 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names this 23 day of Ajnil 1866. 

his 

Brewster X Jayne Samuel Hicks 

mark Henry Lewis 

Charles F. Titus Jacob M. Kirp.y 

George W. Jayne Willett Titus 

EiCHARD W. Titus Isaac Tivus 

Benjamin Hicks James Mott 
Smith Williams. 

PacxE 173. 

To the County Court of the County of Queens. 

Wliereas the Commissioners of highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead in said County, by an order dated the 
14th day of May 1866, have laid out a highway in Said 
town, beginning by the Easterly Side of the highway lead- 
ing from Koslyn by the Dwelling of Silas W. Albertson and 
adjoining the lands of Henry W. Eastman, running as fol- 
lows 1st. 41J" E. 



Now therefore, the undersigned, Commissioners of high- 
ways of said town, hereby apply for the appointment of 
Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned by the 
laying out of said highway, pursuant to the statue in such 
case made and provided. 

dated May 14th 1866. 

Richard Allen ) Commissioners 

Silas W. Albertson > of 

Edward W. Mott ) Highways. 

At a County Court held in & for the County of Queens, 
at the Chamliers of the County Judge in the Village of Ja- 
maica in said County on the 15th day of June 1866. 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Present John J. Armstrong 

County Judge, 
on reading S: filing the application of Kichard Allen, Silas 
W. Albertson & Edward W. Mott, Commissioners of High- 
ways of the Town of North Hempstead dated the 14th day 
of May 18 , (which application is hereto annexed) asking 
for the appointment of Commissioners to assess the damages 
occasioned by the lajdng out of the highway mentioned in 
said application, it is hereby ordered that Valentine AVillis, 
Francis Skillman and Daniel Bogart of said Town, be and 
they are hereby appointed such Commissioners. 

John J. Armstrong 
Queens Co., Judge 

Page 174. 

The undersigned, Commissioners of highways in the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, all 
the Commissioners being notified, having met at this time 
at Silas W. Albertsons in said town, to decide upon the ap- 
])licatiou of Smith Williams, a resident of said town liable 
to be assessed for highway labor therein, for the laying out 
of the road hereinafter described, twelve reputa])le free- 
holders of the said town convened and sworn, after public 
notice of six days, at three of the most public places of the 
town according to law, having certified that such highway 
is necessary and proper, and the said Commissioners hav- 
ing caused notice in writing to be given to Henry W. East- 
man, Stephen Tabor, Benjamin Albertson, Samuel J. Willis, 
Occupants of the land through which the road is to run, at 
least three daj'S before the time of meeting, of the time and 
place at which they would meet to decide upon the said 
application, do order that a public highway three rods 
wide, except the fiist four courses Avhich shall be four rods 
wide, shall be and the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to 
said a])plication ; the following is the described line, com- 
mencing at the east bound of the road leading from Roslyn 
to Mineola, adjoining the land of Henry W. Eastman, run- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 357 

ning as follows: 1st. N. 41 f" E. 3°. 30 cb. 2d. N. 47° E. 
3". 09 ch 3d. N. 46^° E. 2". 27 cli. 4tli. N. 88° E.l°. 16 ch. 
5tli. N. 89° E. 5°. 82 ch. 6tli. S. 89i°. E. 22". 74 cli. 7tli. 
S. 881°. E. 7°. 00 ch. 8th. S. 75^°. E. 10". 83 ch. 9th. S. 
76". E. 4". 70 ch. 10th. S. 72". E. 9". 65 ch. 11th. N. 
82;^". E. 18". 24 ch., where it strikes the highway leading 
North tfe South by the Dwelling of Samuel J. Willis. 

the first 10 courses are on the south side of the road, and 
the lltli is ou the North side. 

Dated North Hempstead May 14th, 1866. 

Richard Allen ) Commissiouers 

( of 

Silas W. Albektson S Highways. 

We do solemnly swear that we support the Constitution 
of the United States, the Constitution of the State of New 
York, that we will faithfully discharge the duties of Com- 
missioners to Assess the damages for laying out the higli- 

Page 175. 

way in the town of North Hempstead, Queens County, over 
the land of Benjamin Albertson, Samuel J. Willis & others, 
according to the best of our ability. 

Sworn before me this D. Bogart 

25th day of June 1866. F. Skillman 

H. W, Eastman Valentine Willis 
Notary Public Queens Co. 

Queens County ss. 

We the undersigned. Commissioners, all having met to- 
gether, appointed by the County Court of Queens County 
to assess the damages for laying out the highway lunning 
from "Bed Ground," so called, to near the Depot, of the 
Long Island Rail Road at Rosljn in the town of North 
Hempstead, which said highway has been so laid out by an 
order of Silas W. Albertson, Richard Allen and Edward 



358 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

W. Mott, Commissiouers of Highways of said towu of 
North Hempstead in said County, Dated the 14 day of May 
18G(J, having taken the oath prescribed by the constitution, 
viewed the premises, and heard the parties, no witnesses 
being oflered, do assess the damages for laying out the 
said highway as follows. 

To Benjamin Albertson the sum of five hundred and ten 
dollars. 

To Samuel J. Willis the sum of two hundred and forty 
four dollars. 

Witness our hands June 26 1866 

Francis Skellman 
Valentine Willis 
Daniel Bogart. 



Page 176. 

AYhereas, a road to bemused as a highway in the Towu of 
North Hempstead, Couut}^ of Queens, leading from the 
Sands Point road near the gate at the entrance of Leonard 
Motts lane, to the " Sandy Hollow road," where it intersects 
the Middle Neck Eoad, was laid out by the Commis-sioners 
of Highways on the 4th day of February 1865. Now there- 
fore the undersigned Commissioners of Highways of the 
said town (all the Commissioners having been notified to 
meet at this time and place for the purpose,) at the Clerks 
office in this town, for the purpose of Causing said road to 
be formed and divided into road districts. 

Do hereby Order that, that portion of said road com- 
mencing at the highway leading to Sands Point, near the 
gate at the entrance of Leonard Motts lane, and extending 
to the t^ate of James A. Parker called " Parker's Gate," at 
said Parker's entrance to his farm, be assigned to road dis- 
trict No. 32 "the Sands Point district." 

And that road district No. 33 shall comprise that portion 
of the road from said " Parker's gate," to where it intersects 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 359 

the "Saudj Hollow Road," at the North end of the "Middle 
Neck road," and all the inhabitants residing East of said 
road to the Sound and waters of Hempstead Harbour liable 
to work on the said road or to be assessed for highway 
labour, and James A. Parker, James M. Hicks, Adam Mott, 
Benjamin Mott, Silas Mott, William Vandevere, Isaac H. 
Dodge and William B. Miles, and all the inhabitants resid- 
ing with them or on their farms, and lial)le to work on high- 
ways or be assessed for highway labor, are assigned to said 
road District No. 33. 

And the highway that was laid out at the same time and 
date. Euuuing from the Bridge and Brook near by the School 
House, at the head of John H. Cornwells mill pond, also 
nearby the "Free Church," to where it intersects the highway 
first mentioned at the South East corner of Joseph O. Hege- 
mans Farm, be assigned to road district No. 9. 

dated Town Clerks Office 

March 15 1866. 

Joseph O. Hegeman ) Commissioners 
Richard Allen > of 

Silas W. Albertson ) Highways. 



Page 177. 

Whereas, a road to be used as a highway in the North 
Hempstead, County of Queens, leading from a point near 
the "Round Hill," South Easterly of the Village of Roslyn 
to the Depot of a branch of the L. I. Rail Road, and from 
thence Westerly to the Searingtown Road, and also from 
the Depot North West to the junction of the Highway lead- 
ing from Roslyn to Westbury, a short distance from the 
Stone Bridge, was laid out by the Commissioners of High- 
ways of the said town on the 14tli day of April 18(54. Now 
therefore the Undersigned Commissioners of Highways of 
the said town (all the Commissioners having been notified 
to meet at this time and place for the purpose,) at the 
Clerks office in this town for the purpose of causing said 



3G0 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

road to be formed and divided iuto road districts. Do 
hereby Order that, that portion of the said road commenc- 
ing at a point near the ''Hound Hill," to the Depot of said 
branch Eail Eoad, be assigned to Eoad District No. 19, and 
also that portion of the above described Highway com- 
mencing at the Highway leading from the Village of Koslyu 
to Westbury, a short distance Northerly and Westerly of 
the Eail Eoad Bridge to and by the Depot, thence Westerly 
to the Searing town Eoad be assigned to road District No. 
11; and also all that portion of the "Old" highway Northerly 
of the intersection of the old and newh" laid out liighwa3'S, 
it being Northerly and Westerly of the Eail Eoad Bridge 
that was formerly iu Eoad District No. 19, be assigned to 
Eoad district No. 11. 

Dated Town Clerks Office 
March 17th 1866. 

Silas W. Albektson ^ Commissioners 
Joseph O. Hegeman > ' of 

EiCHARD Allen ) Highways. 

Page 178. 

To the Commissioners of the Highw^ays of the town of 
North Hempstead, County of Queens. 

You are respectfully requested to meet on the road lead- 
ing from the Shore to the corner of my residence, for the 
purpose of defining the line of said road, and removing en- 
croachments therefrom, there being a dispute in relation to 
the same. 

Eesp'y 
Manhasset Mav 25th 1866. J. M. Moore 

Overseer of Highway 

The undersigned Commissioners of Hi<^hwavs of the town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens. All the 
Commissioners being present, having met on the ground of 
said Highway in said town, to decide upon the application 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 361 

of James Moore, a resident of the said town liable to be as- 
sessed for highway labor therein, for the purpose of finding 
and ordering eucroachnients thereon removed. The Com- 
missioners ordered a survey to be made by Singleton L, 
Mitchell, said survey being made it was found that the for- 
mer survey made in March 26tli 1850, when an exchange 
was agreed upon between Jacob Covert and the Commis- 
sioners was incorrect. 

We the Commissioners therefore ordered a new survey 
June 9th 1866, which leads from the shore road to the road 
by the house of James Moore; Commencing at a point and 
Locust post in picket fence bearing N. 40^*^ E. 39 links from 
the North easterl}^ corner of the house formerly Jacob 
Coverts now in possession of Grace Jackson, and running 
on the Southerly and Westerly side of the road as follows : 
1st. S. 69f". E. 8 ch. 89. 2d. S. 50f°. E. 47 ch. 3rd. S. 
39"\ E. 37 ch. 4th. S. 23". E. 67 ch. 5th. S. 6^". E. 2 ch. 
.03. 6th. S. 12i". 24L ch. 7th. S. 20i'\ E. 37 ch. 8th. S. 
38^". E. 51 ch. where it strikes James Moore's fence. The 
1st course continues back to the west until it strikes the 
shore road, measuring on the north side of road the dis- 
tance is 73 links, said road to be three rods wide. 

Rich'd Allen ] Commissioners 

SiLis W. Alueutson V of 

Edwakd W. Mott j Highways. 

Page 179. 

Know all men by these })resents ; Whereas, an applica- 
tion was made by Samuel Wood and others, residents of 
the town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens 
and State of New York, to the Commissioners of highways 
of said town ; and whereas such proceedings were there 
had, that the Commissioners of Highways in said town, R. 
E. Thorne, Sam'l Burt and Joseph O. Hegeman, by an 
order under their hands, dated August 12tli 1863, and en- 
tered in the office of the Town Clerk of said town of North 



362 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Heinpsteacl, tlid order that a public hij^liway, three rods 
wide shall be and the same is hereby laid out pursuant to 
said apj)lieation, commenciiiff at the junction of the Long 
Island Rail Road and the highway leading from Hemp- 
stead to lioslyn, and running as follows. 

1st. S. 791°. AY. 10.74 ch. along northerly side L. I. E. R. 

2ud. N. 12i'\ W. .75_ch. highway from Hempstead to 
Manh asset. 

3rd. N. 791^ E. 10.92 ch. laud of Wm M. Hewlett. 

4th. S. 1°. W. .75 ch. highway from Hempstead to Eoslyn. 

And whereas, the said road laid out as aforesaid, was 
laid out through the extreme southerly end of the farm 
owned and occupied by AVm M. Hewlett, and whereas, a 
jury was called to assess the damages sustained by said 
Wm M. Hewlett, by laying out the road above described, 
and the said jury having by their verdict decided that the 
damages to the said Hewlett was the sum of Eighty two 
50-100 dollars, and whereas, the said sum of Eighty two 
50-100 dollars damages as assessed by said jury has never 
been received by, nor paid to said Wm M. Hewlett, or to 
any person for his benefit, and whereas the said road has 
never been actually laid out by the removal of the end 
fences, or used for public travel. 

And whereas, the construction of the branch rail road to 
Glen Cove or Glen Head, with other reasons, renders the 
said road unnecessary and of no benefit or use to the pub- 
lic. Now therefore, w'e the Commissioners of highways in 
and for the said town of North Hempstead in said County 
and State, in consideration of the relinquishing all claim 
by the said Wm M. Hewlett to the said sum of Eighty two 
50-100 dollars, and in consideration of the sum of one dol- 
lar paid to us in hand by the said Wm M. Hewlett, the re- 
ceipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby surrender, 
relinquish and give up all claim to the right of travel by 
the public in, through and upon said road to the said Wm 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 363 



Page 180. 



M. Hewlett, liis heirs and assigns, by virtue of the proceetl- 
iugs had on the laying out of the said road 

Given under our hands and seals this 19th day of Octo- 
ber 1866. 

Silas W. Albertson ) Commissioners 
In presence of / of 

F. Skillman Edwaud W. Mott ) Highways. 

State of New York 



County of Queens '' 

The IDtli day of October 1866, before me personally 
came Silas W. Albertson and Edward W. Mott, known to 
me to be the Commissioners of highways of the towu of 
North Hempstead iu said county, and severally acknow- 
ledged to me that they executed the foregoing release for 
the purposes therein mentioned. 

Francis Skillman 
Justice of the Peace. 



At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead at the House of William H. Halstead, Mauhas- 
set, on tuesday April 2d 1867. 

Present Leonard A. Seaman, Wesscl S. Smith & David 
Provost, Justices of the Peace, Presiding. 

The report of the trustees of Jones Institute was read, 
accepted and ordered on tile. 

The following resolutions were offered and adopted. 

Resolved — that the sum of three liundred & fifty dollars 
($350.), be raised for trustees of Jones Institute to balance 
the interest on the Walter R. Jones liequest of five thou- 
sand dollars ($5,000.), to the town of Oyster Bay. 

Resolved — that the sum of seven hundred & fifty dollars 
be raised for the Overseers of poor, in giving temporary 
.relief and for paying doctors bills. 



364 hempstead town records. 

Page 181. 

Resolved that the sum of one hundred & seventy five 
dolhirs (S175. ) be raised to ])ay the keeper of Jones Insti- 
tute, to be paid by the Supervisor out of any money he 
may have in his hands belonging to said town of North 
Hempstead. 

Resolved— that their be raised by tax on the town oi 
North Hempstead the sum of three hundred A: eighty five 
15-100 dollars, provided a like amount be raised by the 
town of Oyster Bay, for the purpose of paying deficiency 
in expenditures at the Jones Institute for the year ending 
April 1, 1867. 

Resolved — that the sum of thirty six and 60-100 dollars 
(836.60), be refunded to Miss Maiiah S. Heiser, Executrix 
of Christopher Heiser dec'd, for personal tax paid under 
protest for the year 1866, 

Resolved — that the sum of thirty six and 60-100 dollars 
be refunded to Nathaniel M. Terry for personal tax paid by 
him under protest for the year 1866. 

Resolved — that the sum of fifteen and 73-100 dollars 
($15.73), be refunded to Alexander Hagner Ex'r of Sarah 
Denton, for personal tax paid under protest in 1861 by 
said Ex'r, 

Resolved — that the Town Clerk of the town of North 
Hempstead, be required to have the records in his Office 
indexed, the papers rearranged and filed in proi)er order, 
and to prepare two copies of the same, one to be placed in 
the hands of the Supervisor, and the other to be filed in 
his Ofiice, 

The following town ofiicers were elected for the ensuing 
year. 

John M. Clark, Supervisor. Samuel V. Searing, Town 
Clerk. Leonard A. Seaman, Justice of the Peace. James 
P. Smith, Commissioner of Highways. Samuel L. Mitchell, 
Collector. Samuel AVillets, Assessor. Henry D, Rem sen 
k Elbert Van Cott, Overseers of Poor. James Smith, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 365 



Sealer of Weights and Measures. George Allen, Jr., Au- 

iob A. Lew 

Page 182. 



gustus Doncourt and Jacob A. Lewis, Constables. 



Inspectors of Election 

District No. 1. District No. 2. 

Warren Mitchell William W. Kirbj 

John S. Morrell G. Jackson Downing 

AppoiutedjAdrian Van Nostrand. Appointed,David D.Kirby 

for the Appropriation to raise two thousand five hundred 
dollars, 198 Votes. 

against the appropriation to raise two thousand five hun- 
dred dollars 17 Votes. 

Leonard A. Heaman ) Justices 
David Provost > of 

Wessel S. Smith ) the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

William A. Mitchell 

Town Clerk. 

Whereas, it has been satisfactorily shown to us that Road 
District No. 28, is too large for the lal)or assessed therein. 
Now therefore, we order that all that part of said district 
lying direct between the Jericho turnpike near the Friends 
Meeting house and the R. Road at the Westbury depot be 
added to Road district No. 22. 

Silas W. Ali'.ertson ) Commissioners 
James P. Smith > of 

Edward W. Mott S Highways. 

Given under our hands this 9tli day of May 18G7. 

Com]^ared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



State of New York ^ 
Queens County ^ 



ss. 



William Merritt of said County, being duly sworn, says. 



3C)Ci HEMPSTEAD TOWN IlECORDS. 

that on the 15th day of April 1867 at North Hempstead in 
Queens County, he delivered to Edward W. Mott of said 
Town, and left with him, a notice to the efiect in substance, 
that Daniel A. Cornw^ell would select one of the fence view- 
ers of the Town of North Hempstead, to determine the 
dispute between him and Edward W. Mott in relation to the 
division fence between them, and requiring him (Mott) to 

Page 183. 

select one of the said fence vieAvers on his part for the pur- 
pose aforesaid, and notifying him that if he did not make 
such selection wutliin 8 days from the time of such service, 
then and in that case the said Daniel A. Cornwell would 
select the other fence viewer, to settle said dispute. 

Sworn before me May 8th 1867 William Merritt 

Wessell 8. Smith 
Justice of the Peace. 

I, Daniel A. Cornwell of North Hempstead, Queens Coun- 
ty, having selected Silas W. Albertsou of North Hempstead 
in Queens County, to adjust and determine the dispute be- 
tween me and Edw^ard AV. Mott in relation to the division 
fence between us, and the notice mentioned in the foregoing 
affidavit of William Merritt having been served on said 
Edward W. Mott more than 8 days ago, and said Edward 
W. Mott having failed to select the fence viewer as required 
by said notice, I do hereby select James P. Smith of North 
Hempstead, he being one of the fence viewers of said Town 
to meet with said Silas W. Alberlson and determine the 
said dispute in relation to the said division fence. 

Daniel A. Cornwell 

We, the fence viewers of the Tow^n of North Hempstead, 
having been chosen by Daniel A. Cornwell to divide the line 
fence between his land and the laud of Edward W. Mott, said 
line commencing at the new road running from Sands Point 
Steamboat Dock easterly in the direction of Hempstead 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 367 

Harbor. Now, therefore we order that Edward W. Mott 
make and keep in repair the part commencing at the said 
new road running a southerly course one half of the dis- 
tance of the whole division line, and the remaining half, 
and southerly end of the line to be made and kept in repair 
by Daniel A. Cornwell. 

Given under our hands ^ 
this 9th day of May 1867. I 

Silas W. Albertson ) Commissioners 

} of 

James P. Smith ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 184. 

Order changing Poad districts No's 21 & 26. The un- 
dersigned Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead, do hereby order that all that part of Road Dis- 
trict No. 21 lying north of the Jericho Turnpike, be annex- 
ed to District No. 26, and that Isaac Hicks & Sons, Stephen 
Hicks, John Hicks, Isaac Cock, William Cock, Joseph 
Shotwell and all those living northerly of them that have 
heretofore worked on Poad District No. 21, shall hereafter 
work in Poad District No. 26, and that all that piece of 
Road recently laid out adjoining District No. 26 at the Red 
Ground, and running to near the Roslyn Depot shall be 
annexed to Road District No. 26, and worked l)y those liv- 
ing in that District. 

Given under our hands this 1st day of February 1868. 

Silas W. Albertson ) Commissioners 
Edward W. Mott / of 

James P. Smith ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk 



368 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The nntlersij^ncfl, Commissioners of Hijijliways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, having met at the honse of 
Albert W. Hendrioksou, all the Commissioners being duh' 
notified to meet at this time, to decide upon the application 
of Smith Mott, Robert W. Titus and others liable to be as- 
sessed for highway labor therein, to alter the highway lead- 
ing from near the house of Aaron Roe, to near the house 
of Oliver Losee ; We therefore order that the above describ- 
ed road be given in exchange for a three rod road to the 
south of Phebe A. Hendrickson's house, commencing at a 
point on the road leading from the Friends Meeting house 
to the hollow road, 73 feet from the Southwest corner of 
Phebe A. Hendrickson's house, thence running easterly in 
a straight line, passing 02 feet south of Phebe A. Hendrick- 
son's dwelling house, to the west line of Elizal)etli Willet's 
lane, the above described line is to be the north side of the 
road. 

Given under our hands this 30th day of March 1868. 

Silas W. Axbertson ) Commissioners 

I of 

James P. Smith ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 185. 

To James P. Smith, Silas W. Albertson and Edward W. 
Mott, Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead, in the County of Queens. The undersigned 
persons liable to be assessed for highway labor in said 
Town, do hereby make application to 30U to lay out a new 
road of the width of three rods, through lands of George O. 
Street, Stephen B. M. Cornell and of the Estate of Samuel 
W. GaiTetson to the ToAvn line between the Towns of 
Flushing and North Hempstead, which said road shall be 
described as follows ; commencing at the highway opposite 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



369 



tbe house of Mary C. Van Nostrand, and running westerly 
through enclosed lands of said George O. Street and Ste- 
phen B. M. Cornell, a little south of what is known as the 
dug way, and striking the open road or land of said Garret- 
son at the northeasterly corner of said Garretson's orchard, 
then along said open road on the south side of said Gar- 
retson's door yard to the said Town line. 

Dated this 18tli day of January 1868. 



Lefferts Bergen 
Charles Denton 
Henry R. Williams 
John Woolley 
Geo O. Street 
B. S. Williams 
Wm H. Williams 
Wm H. Van Nostrand 
Richard P. Wiggins 
Platt AViggins 
William Van Dine 
Charles Mott 
Richard Valentine 
Tho's E. Pearsall 
Wm L. Van Nostrand 

E. P. AViLLETS 

J. D. Williams 



David Provost 
E. C. PooLE 

H. DONCOURT 

L. I. Mitchell 
Chas T. Mitchell 
Geo W. Ketcham 
Jacob AVilliams 
David AVilliams 
James S. Carrenter 
Benjamin Alrertson 
Hob ART S. Woolley 
Milton Smith 
William Thickitt 
Adolphus Doncourt 
Richard W. Smith 
Peter H. Van Dine 
Samuel V. B. Armstrong 



Luke Fleet. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 186. 

Notice is hereby given that the subscriber has made ap- 
plication to the Commissioners of Highways of the Town 
of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, to lay out a 
highway in said Town, commencing at the highway oppo- 
site the house of Mary C. Van Nostrand, and running west- 



370 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. ' 

erly tluoiigli enclosed lands of George O. Street and Ste- 
phen B. M. Cornell, a little south of what is known as the 
dug way, to the open road or land of S. W. Garretsou, de- 
ceased, at the northeasterly corner of the orchard of the 
late S. W. Garretson, deceased, then along said road on the 
south side of said Garretson's door yard to the line divid- 
ing the Towns of Flushing and North Hempstead, and that 
twelve freeholders of said Town will meet at the house of 
Mary Smith in said Town on the 17th day of February inst 
at One O'Clock in the afternoon, to examine the ground 
through which the said highway is proposed to be laid. 

Dated the 6th day } -d.^ . -nr o 

t T? \ 1 QCQ 1 Richard \V. Smith 

oi r ebruary 1868 ) 

State of New York, County of Queens, > 
Town of North Hempstead ^ 

Richard AV. Smith in said County, being dul}' affirmed 
saith that the annexed notice in writing of which the within 
is a copy to be posted up at three of the most public places 
in said Town on the 8th day of February 1868, being more 
than six days before the time specified therein for the 
meeting of the freeholders. 

Affirmed and subscribed before me ? -r, ttt o 

this 17th day of February 1868 ^ ^^^^^^^^^ ^ ' ^^^^^^- 

Leonard A. Seaman 
Justice of the Peace. 

Queens County ) 
Town of North Hempstead ) 

AVe the undersigned, twelve reputable freeholders of the 
said Town, not interested in the lands throuoh which the 
road described in the annexed notice is to be laid, nor of 
kin to any owner thereof, having appeared at the time and 
place specified in said notice, and having been duly affirmed 
well and truly to examine and certify in regard to the ne- 
cessity and propriety of the highway applied for, and hav- 
ing proceeded to and personally examined the route of such 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 371 

highway, and heard all reascms that were offered for and 

Page 187. 

against laying out the same, do hereby certify that we are 
of opinion that the highway applied for and described in 
the annexed notice is necessary and proper. 

In witness whereof,' we have hereto subscribed our names 
this 17th day of February 1868. 

David Provost Joseph D. Williams 

Lefferts Bergen Edgar C. Poole 

Chas Denton Charles Mott 

John Woolley Wm H. Williams 

Platt Wiggins Jacob Williams 

Henry E. Williams E. Seaman Williams 
Eichard p. Wiggins 

Affirmed and siibscribed before me > 
this 17th day of February 1868. ^ 

Leonard A. Seaman 

Justice of the Peace. 

Description of survey of road at Lakeville, made March 
24th 1868 under direction of Commissioners of Highways, 
beginning at a point adjoining the westerly side of the high- 
way leading from Lakeville to Hj^le Park, and opposite the 
Southardly side of Highway leading from aforementioned 
road to Herricks, passing in front of the dwelling house of 
Eichard Smith, running thence S. 88'^ 54' West 11 ch 26, 
through land of G. O. Street to land of S. B. M. Cornell, 
thence S. 88" 54' W 9ch 05, thence in a regular curve of 
which N. 64° 40' W 6ch 70 is the chord, and the middle 
ordinate is 40 links, to the left or south, where it strikes the 
line between said Cornell and Garretson, thence along said 
line of Cornell and Garretson N. 35'^ 10' W Ich 99 to a point 
in said line near two wild cherry trees, thence running on a 
regular curve through land of Garretson, of which N. 62° 
10' W 2ch 58 is the chord, and the middle ordinate is 15 
links to the right or northeast, this last point is a cedar 



372 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

tree, and all of the foregoing courses are on the south and 
easterl}- side of the road, thence S. 7-l° W 4ch 90 to a point in 
front of Garretson's dwelling house, and is distant 90 links 
from the south easterly corner, and Icli 03 from the soutli 
westerly corner of the same, thence N. 78" W to the line 
between the Towns of Flushing and North Hempstead, 
and these last two courses are on the northardly side of 
the road. 

Land taken through Street 135 rods 
" Cornell 212 " 
" " " Garretson 

on 1st course (through orchard) 31 " 

Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surveyor. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 188. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, at the 
house of Mary Smith in said Town, on the 16th da}' of 
March 1868, all the Commissioners being present for the 
purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of this order, 
upon the application of Eichard W. Smith and others, resi- 
dents in said Town and liable to be assessed to work on the 
highways therein, for the laying out of the highway here- 
after to be described, and on the certificate of twelve reput- 
able freeholders of said Tow^n, convened and duly sworn 
after due public notice as required by the statute certify- 
ing that such highway is necessary and proper, and notice 
in writing of at least three days having been given in due 
form of law to all the parties through whose land the said 
road is to run, that the undersigned Commissioners would 
meet at this time and place to decide on the application 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 373 

aforesaid, and we, having heard all the reasons offered for 
and against laying out such highway : It is ordered and 
determined and certified that a public highway shall be and 
the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to said application 
whereof a survey has been made, beginning at the highway 
from Lakeville to Hyde Park opposite or near the house of 
Mary Van Nostrand, running a westerly course to the high- 
way near and through land of Samuel W. Garretson's Es- 
tate to the Town line of Flushing, as per survey recorded 
with this order, and the line of said survey is the southerly 
line of said highway which is to be three rods in width. 

Witness our hands this 16th day of March 1868 

Silas W. Albektson ) Commissioners 
James P. Smith > of 

Edward AV. Mott ) Highways, 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 
Town Clerk. 



Page 189. 

To Silas W. Albertson, Edward W. Mott and James P. 
Smith Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead in the County of Queens. The undersigned 
persons liable to be assessed for highway labor in said 
Town, do hereby make application to you to lay out a new 
road of the width of three rods, which such road shall be 
described as follows. Commencing at or near the junction 
of the roads leading to Manhasset and Flower Hill, thence 
running an easterly course until it conies to the land of 
Mrs. Sarah Baxter, thence a northerly course as near a 
straight line as may be until it meets the road running to 
Sands Point, to the west of the residence of John H. Tread- 
well, which said road will pass through the lands of Isaac 
Covert, Mrs. Sarah Baxter, Thomas Mc Kee, John H. Corn- 



37-1 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOIIDS. 

well, Henry Cock, Israel Lake, Edmond Hyde, Estate of 
Eiobardson Coruwell and Johu H. Treadwell. 

Dated the 14th day of December 1867. 

Epenetus Nostrand John B. Kemsen 

B. B. Nostrand James T. Bird 

Dan'l H. Burdett John H. Cornwell 

John Turton Isaac H. Dodge 

George Mackay Thomas Eay 

Henry O. Dodge Adrian Onderdonk 

Thomas Mc Kee  Daniel Rapelye 

Benjamin Mott J. M. Moore 

John I. Thompson Egbert Jarvis 

Wm Bird John Jarvis 

John H. Allen Israel Lake 

J. Mackay William A. H. Mc Kee 

Andrew Van Pelt James E. Bird 

Aaron V. N. Thatcher. Peter Dodge 

E. H. Mackay Thomas K. Allen 

Queens County ss. 

Thomas Fay, AVilliam Bird, Johu Jarvis, James E. Bird, 
B. B. Nostrand, Peter Dodge, George Mackay, Elbert 
Mackay, Thomas Mc Kee, John I. Thompson, James T. 
Bird, Wm H. Mc Kee and Thomas Allen, being each and 
severally affirmed doth say, that the highway proposed to be 
laid out, is necessary to be laid out, and respectfully ask 
the Commissioners to lay out the same. 

Affirmed to befcjre me this 4th day of January 1868. 

AVessell S. Smith 
Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 190. 
The subscribers, freeholders of the Town of North Hemp- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 375 

stead and County of Queens, not interested in the lands 
through which the road hereinafter described is to be laid, 
nor of kin to the owners thereof, having met at the store of 
Thomas Mc Kee in the said Town, and having been first 
duly sworn have personally examined the route of the high- 
way proposed to be laid out by the application of Benjamin 
B. Nostrand and others, commencing on the northerly side 
of the road running from the Bay to Flower Hill, at a point 
in Covert's woodland, and passing through lands of Mr. 
Covert and Sarah Baxter, Thomas Mc Kee, John H. Corn- 
well, Henry Cock and Israel Lake, where it ends at the 
School House road, also a branch from Thomas Mc Kee's 
store over his and Sarah Baxter's laud to the Sandy Hol- 
low road, and have heard and considered all reasons offered 
for and against laying out the same, and thereupon do here- 
by certify to the Commissioners of Highways of said Town, 
and we are of opinion that such highway is necessary and 
proper. 

E. H. Mackay William H. Mc Kee 

James Mackay Thomas K. Allen 

Tho's Mc Kee B. B. Nostrand 

George Mackay Thomas Fay 

Wm Bird John Jarvis 

James T. Bird Peter Dodge 

James E. Bird. 

Queens County ss. 

The within named subscribers, freeholders in the Town 
of North Hempstead in Queens County, being duly affirmed 
sa}', that the above described roads jDroposed to be laid out 
on the application of B. B. Nostrand and others, are neces- 
sary and proper, and in their opinion such highways are 
necessary and proper for the use of the public, and request 
the Commissioners to lay out the same. 

Affirmed to before me this 11th day of Januaiy 18(58. 

Wessell S. Smith 
Justice of the Peace. 



376 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Compuicel with tlie original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 191. 

Survey of the Shore road at Port Washington from Co- 
vert's land to the School liouse road near the dwelling of 
Ed Hyde made Jan'y 11th 18(')8. Beginning at a point ad- 
joining the northerly side of the highway which runs from 
Joseph O. Hegeman's to the Steamboat dock at Port Wash- 
ington, and bearing N. 81" 57 E. 2ch 60^ from the north- 
westerly corner of Covert's tenant house, thence N. 10° E 
7ch 14, thence N. 31" 50' W 2cli 54, thence N 24" 15' W 2ch 
46, thence N 19° W 2ch 60^, to a point opposite Seaman's 
shoe shop, and 2 rods from it, thence N 12" 15' W Ich 91, 
to a point 15 links from the northeast corner of Thomas 
Mc Kee's horse shed, and the line of road touches said 
corner of shed, thence N 53" 40' W^ 3ch 33, to a point 9 links 
from the north east corner of John H. Cornwell's Mill, and 
Icli 02 from the south east corner of John H. Cornwell's 
store, thence N. 87" 20' W Ich 68, to a point opposite the 
north west corner of J. H. Cornwell's store, and 50 links 
from it, thence N 53" 30' W Ich 00, to a point 52 links from 
a locust tree standing on opposite side of road, thence N 
19" 45' W 189, theuce N 22" W 4cli 20, to the tie post in 
front of Velsor's Store, which stands 7^ links from South 
east corner of main building, and 17 links from South east 
corner of lean to of said store, thence N 31"- 15' W 2ch 40. 
The road was surveyed to this point on its westerly side? 
and to be 3 rods wide on the 1st couise, then tapering 
to two and remaining 2 rods wide, thence on the Easterly 
side of the road beginning at a point . . . •. links opposite to 
the end of the last course, which makes the road at this 
point take a square jog to the west of I'S^ links, and running 
N 31" 55' W 3 ch 40, thence N 14" 40' W 3ch 76, to a point 
51 links from the Soiitli west corner of Henry Cock's tenant 
house, and 59^ links from tlie north west corner, thence N 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 377 

28'' 25' E 3cli 04, to a point in range with the north side of 
Henry Cock's tenant house, and 51 huks from it, thence N 
18« 45' E Ich 09, thence N 13" 55' W Ich 82, to the South 
west corner of shoe shop standing on the land of Israel 
Lake, thence N 13" 30' W Ich 22^, to the "School House 
road." And the Commissioners directed said Israel Lake 
to round the corner at the intersection of this road now 
laid out and the School house road in the following manner, 
starting at the end of the last course and making N 48" 15' 
E. 73 links the chord of the circle and the middle Ordinate 
4 feet to the North. 

Singleton L. Mitchell 
Variation of Needle 7" 10' W. Surveyor 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 192. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead, at the house of John Charlick, Hoslyn, on 
Tuesday April 7th 1868. Present, Leonard A. Seaman, 
Wessell S. Smith and David Provost, Justices of the Peace, 
and Samuel V. Searing, Town Clerk. 

The Report of the Trustees of Jones Institute was read, 
accepted and ordered on file, the same showing an indebt- 
edness of said Trustees of $449.20. whereupon it was — 

Resolved, that the sum of $224.00, be raised by tax on 
the Town of North Hempstead for the Trustees of said In- 
stitute, to supply one half of said indebtedness. 

Resolved, that the sum of $800.00 be raised by tax on 
the Town of North Hempstead for the Overseers of the 
Poor, for giving temporary relief, paying Doctors bills &c.. 

Resolved, that the sum of $350.00, be raised by tax on 
the Town of North Hempstead, for the Trustees of Jones 



378 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Institute to balance the interest on tlie Walter R. Jones be- 
quest of So.OOO. to the Town of Oysterbay. 

Resolved, that the sum of S200.00. be raised by tax on 
the Town of North Hempstead, to pay one half of Keeper's 
salary at Jones Institute. 

Resolved, that the sum of S49.09, be paid by the Super- 
visor to Margaret J. Mcllvane for excess of tax paid by her 
under protest for the year 1867, out of any money in his 
hands belonging to the Town not otherwise appropriated. 

Resolved, that the balance due the Commissioners of 
Highways, amounting to ><101.42, as appears by the Audit- 
ors Certificate dated March 31st 1868, be paid to said Com- 
missioners, by the Supervisor out of the funds received from 
the sale of lands at Sands Point. 

Resolved, that the sum of S200.00, be ]mid by the Super- 
visor to the Commissioners of Highways for the repair of 
Roads and Brid";es for the ensuincj vear, out of the funds 
received from the sale of lands at Sands Point. 

The following Town Officers were elected for the ensuing 
year. Supervisor, Benjamin W. Allen. Town Clerk, Sam- 
uel y. Searing. Collector, Samuel L. Mitchell. Justice of 
the Peace, Wessell S. Smith. Assessor, Valentine Willis. 
Commissioner of Highways, Ephraim A'alentine. Overseers 
of the Poor, Henry D. Remsen and Elbert Van Cott. Trus- 
tees of Jones Institute, Rob't H. Titus and John T. Willis. 
Constables, John E. Allen, Barney Powers, Jacob A. Lewis, 
James M. Smith and Abraham R. Hatchings. Sealer of 

Page 193. 

Weights and Measures, Thomas Fay. Inspectors of Elec- 
tion District No. 1, Henry D. Remsen and James M. Smith. 
Inspectors of Election Dist. No. 2, Silas T. Valentine and 
David D. Kirb}-. A])pointed Dis No. 1, John S. Morrell. 
Dis No. 2, W. Wallace Kirby. 

For the appropriation to raise $ . . . . to reimburse Henry 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 379 

Bell for losses sustained iu erecting tlie new Poor House 31 
votes, against tlie same 129 votes. 

We the uudersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing 
statement of the result of the Town Meeting is correct. 

Leonard A. Seaman ) Justices 
Wessell >S. Smith S of 

David Provost ) the Peace. 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Description of Highway laid out by Commissioners of 
Highways at Port Washiugton Jaiiy 18th 1868, running 
from the road laid out Jany 11th 1868 along the Southardly 
side of Coruwell's Mill Pond to what is known as the 
"Sandy Hollow road." Beginning at the easterly side of 
the highway which runs from Port Washiugton to Sands 
Point, known as the "'Shore road," and in range with the 
outer edge of the stone wall of Thomas Mc Kee's yard fence, 
and running thence in range with said Mc Kee's wall N 
41" 18' E 1. 93^ chains to the north easterly corner of said 
Mc Kee's land, thence N 56° 10' E 1. 74 chains, to a point 
16 inches south easterly of a large Pine tree, thence N 
58" 28' E 2. 17 chains to a Pine stump, thence N 62" 40' E. 
89 ch, thence N 89" 28' E 3. 28 ch. thence N 25" 25' E 2. 38 
ch, to the north westerly corner of Trustum Devoe's land, 
and the southardly side of what is known as the "Sandy 
Hollow road." This road was surveyed on the southardly 
and easterly side, and is two rods wide on the tirst five 
courses, and three rods wide on the last course. 

Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surveyor 

Compared with the original aud entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 
^ Town Clerk. 



380 hempstead town records. 

Page 194. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Hi<^li\vays of the 
Town of North Hempstead, County of Queens, at the store 
of Thomas Mc Kee at Port "Washington in said Town on 
the 11th day of Ja^n'y 1868, all the Commissioners being 
present for the purpose of deliberating on the subject mat- 
ter of this order upon the application of Thomas Mc Kee 
and others, residents in said Town and liable to be assess- 
ed to work on the highways therein, for the laying out of 
the highways hereinafter to be described, and on the cer- 
tificate of twelve reputable freeholders of said Town, con- 
vened and duly sworn after due public notice as required 
by the statute, certifjdng that such highways are necessary 
and proj)er, and notice in writing of at least three days 
having been given in due form of law to all the owners 
whose land the said roads are to run, that the Commission- 
ers would meet at this time and place to decide on the ap- 
plication aforesaid, and we having heard all reasons offered 
for and against laying out such highways: It is ordered, 
determined and certified that both these public highways 
shall be, and the same are hereby laid out pursuant to said 
application, whereof the surveys have been made, and said 
surveys are on the Town record with this order. The first 
course of this survey starting at the road to Steamboat 
dock is the westerly line, and the road that course is to be 
three rods wide, and the balance of said road to School 
House Hollow road is accepted by the Commissioners, 
being an old road, the same to be two rods wide, the line 
of survey is on the west side of said road to a point 2 ch 
16 links North 31" 45' West from the tie post at the south 
east corner of Velsor's Store as will appear in the survey, 
thence a square jog opposite the north end of the last 
course, thence the surveyed line is on the east side of said 
road, and the road to be two rods wide to the end. The 
other road in this order, begins at the easterly side of the 
high ^\ ay leading from Port Washington to Sands Point, 
known as the shore road, and in range with the outer edge 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 381 

of the stone wall of Thomas Mc Kee's yard fence, and run- 
ning east as the survey calls for, following the points there- 
in named to the northwesterly corner of Trustum Devoe's 
laud, and the southerly side of what is known as the Sandy 
Hollow road, this road was surveyed on the southerly and 
easterly side, and the road is to be two rods wide on the 
first five courses, and three rods wide on the last course. 

Page 195. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our 
names this 11th day of January 1868. 

James P. Smith ^ Commissioners of 

Edward W. Mott > Highways of the Town 
Silas W. Albertson ) of North Hempstead. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk 



Whereas application has been made to the Commissioners 
of Highways of the Town of North Hempstead, Queens 
County, N. Y., to lay out and accept a highway at Port 
Washington, commencing at a point on the west side of the 
road running from the Bay to Flower Hill, in Mr. Covert's 
woodland, passing through Covert's land, the lands of Sarah 
Baxter, John M. Cornwell, Henry Cock, and over the land 
of Israel Lake where it ends, at the School House road ; 
also a branch of the same proposed road, running from the 
Store of Th(unas Mc Kee over the land of Sarah Baxter to 
the Sandy Hollow road, and whereas the said Commission- 
ers have caused the said highway to be surveyed two rods 
wide, and are proceeding to lay out the same; Now there- 
fore in consideration of laying out and recording such high- 
way of two rods wide by said Commissioners, and of one 
dollar to me paid, I do hereby release to said Commission 
ers, and discharge myself from all claims to damages, and 



382 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

for value of land taken from me bj reason of tlie laying out 
of such highway. 

Port Washington Feby 24th 18f58. 

Sarah Baxter 
In presence of 
Allen H. Baxter. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



PacxE 196. 

The undersigned, Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, haying met at Sands Point 
Steamboat Dock in the said Town, to decide upon the applica- 
tion of Cornelius Devers of the said Town, liable to be assessed 
for highway labor therein, for the alteration of a road across 
the beach at Sands Point, running along the southardl}' side 
of land of Cornelius Devers across the beach to the Sands 
Point Steamboat Dock. 

We order that the above described road be altered ac- 
cording to the following survey made by S. L. Mitchell, 
June 22d 1867, being a revision of the westerly portion of 
said road, beginning at a locust stake standing at the south 
westerly corner of Cornelius Devers land, and adjoining the 
beach, and at the northardl}- side of a three rod highway, 
running thence N 80" 27' W, across the beach to high water, 
north of the Steamboat dock, and at a point about 625 feet 
from the place of beginning, said line runs 33^ feet south - 
ardl}' of the centre of a clum]i of cedar trees measuiiug at 
right angles from said line, this course is to be the north- 
ardlj' side of the highway, and the highway is to be three 
rods wide at the commencement of the survey, and at a 
point 621^ feet from the place of beginning it widens to five 
rods on a course S 8° 27' E, then running in the same di- 
rection five rods more, thence S 46" 51' W, to highwater 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 383 

soutli of the steamboat dock, and in range with the most 

northardly point of the bank wall on Kings Point, formerly 

Hewletts Point, and this last course is on the south ardly 

side of the highway. 

Signed this 24th day of March 1808. 

Edward W. Mott ') Commissioners 
Silas W. Albertson S of 

James P. Smith ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

PaCxE 197. 

To the Honorable, the County Court of Queens County. 

Whereas the Commissioners of Highways of the Town 
of North Hempstead in said County by an order dated the 
18th day of January 1868, have laid out a highway in said 
Town, beginning at the highway opposite the house of 
Mary C. Van Nostrand, and running westerly through lands 
of George O. Street and Stephen B. N. Cornell, a little 
soutli of what is known as the Dugout, and striking the 
open road or land of Samuel W. Garretson's Estate at the 
northeasterly corner of said Garretson's orchard, thence 
running partly along said open road on the south side of 
said Garretson's dooryard to the Town line of Flushing. 
Now, therefore, the undersigned, Commissioners of High- 
ways of the said Town hereby apply for the appointment 
of Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned by the 
laying oiit of said highway, pursuant to the statute in such 
cases made and provided. 

Lakeville Sept 24th 1808. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 

Ephraim Valentine / Highways for the Town 
Edward W. Mott ) of North Hempstead. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



384 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Upon the auuexed ,i])plic'iitioii of James P. Suiitli, E])li- 
raim Valentine and Edward AV. Mott, Commissioners of 
Highways of the Town of North Hempstead, Queens Coun- 
ty : I, John J. Armstrong County Judge of Queens County, 
do hereby appoint as Commissioners to assess the damages 
for the Liying out of the highway mentioned in the said ap- 
plication, Valentine Willis, Charles Denton and George 
Allen, all of the said Town of North Hempstead in Queens 
County. 

Dated November 18th 1868. 

John J. Armstrong 

County Judge 
of Queens County. 
Compared with the original and entered l)y 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 198. 

Whereas, the undersigned, Valentine Willis, George 
Allen and Charles Denton, were appointed by an order of 
the County Court of the Count}' of Queens made on the 
18th day of November 18G8, on the application of James P. 
Smith, Edward W. Mott and Ephraim Valentine, Commis- 
sioners of Highways of the Town of North Hempstead in 
said County. Commissioners to assess the damages occa- 
sioned by the laying out of a highway in the said Town ; 
beginning at the highway opposite the house of Mar}^ C. 
Van Nostrand, and running westerly through lands of 
George O. Street and Stephen B. M. Cornell, to the land 
and open road of Samuel W. Garretson's Estate at the 
northeasterly corner of said Garretson's orchard, thence 
partly along said open road on the south side of said Gar- 
retson's dooryard to the Town line of Flushing, and w^as 
laid out by the Commissioners of Highwa3's of the said 
Town by an order dated the 18tli day of January 1868, 
Now therefore, we the said Commissioners, having taken 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 385 

tlie oath of office prescribed by the constitution, and having 
met and acted on the matter committed to us, at the resi- 
dence of Mary Smith in said Town this 10th day of Decem- 
ber 186(S, pursuant to a notice from said Commissioners of 
Highways of at least six days according to hiw, and having 
taken a view of the premises and heard the parties and such 
witnesses as have been offered before us; do thereupon de- 
termine and assess the damages required to be assessed on 
the said highway as follows; The damages of George O. 
Street at $138.00. We assess the damages of Stephen B. 
M. Cornell at $272.00. We assess the damages for the Estate 
of Samuel W. Garretson at $45.00. 

Witness our hands this lOtli day of December 1868. 

Valentine Willis 
Charles Denton 
GeoectE Allen. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 199. 

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has made 
application to the Commissioners of Highways of the Town 
of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, to alter the 
highway leading from Manhasset to the mill on Cow Neck, 
formerly known as Mitchell's Mill, near " Plandome," in 
said Town, from a point a short distance to the south of the 
dwelling house of the undersigned, and thence to the said 
mill as follows : Beginning at a point on said highway 
where an Elm tree stands south from the dwelling house of 
the undersigned, and about midway between the same and 
a tenant house on his premises, thence running north 80" 27' 
East 1181 feet, thence north m" 31' West 937 feet, to land 
of Henry Demilt, until it strikes the highway near the afore- 
said Mill. The proposed alteration passes, with the ex- 



380 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ception of ahont 250 feet, tliroii<fli tlio land of the under- 
signed, wliicb he hereby consents to have taken for the pur- 
pose without compensation. The remainder passes through 
tlie enchased hmd of Henry Uemilt, who does not consent 
thereto. And he further gives notice that on the Gth (Lay of 
June ISfiS at 10 o'ck>ck in the forenoon, at his house at 
''Plandome" in said Town, twelve reputable freeholders 
duly qualified for that purpose, will meet to examine the 
ground, and to certify with respect to the necessity and 
propriety of such alteration. 

Dated North Hempstead May 28th 1868. 

Robert Morrell. 

Compared with the original nnd entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Queens Count}- ss. 

Robert Morrell, James P. Smith and Morris Sherwood, 
being duly severally sworn or affirmed each for himself doth 
say. The said Robert Morrell for himself says that on the 
30tli day of May 1868, he posted a notice, of which the an- 
nexed is a copy, in a conspicuous place in the Hotel of John 
Charlick at Roslyn in the Town of North Hempstead, which 
is one of the most public places in the said Town. 

And the said James P. Smith says that on the said 30th 
day of May 1868, he posted a copy of the annexed notice 
in the ]iublic hall of the Court House in the Town of North 

Page 200. 

Hempstead, which is one of the most public places in the 
said Town. 

And the said Morris SherAvood says that on the 29th day 
of May 1868, he posted a copy of the annexed notice in the 
Store and Post Office at Manhasset kept l)y R. H. Titus and 
Son, in the Town of North Hempstead, that the same was 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 387 

posted in a coiis^^icuous place in said Store, and tliat tlie 
same was one of the most public places in the said Town. 

Bworn and affirmed to before (S ) Robert Morrell 

me this Gth day of June 1868. (S ) James P. Smith 

Wessell S. Smith (A) M. R. Sherwood. 
Justice of the Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Queens County ss. 

We, and each of us, being duly severally sworn or affirm- 
ed, do solemnly declare that we will well and truly examine 
and certify in regard to the necessity and propriety of the 
alteration of the highway on Cow Neck, as applied for by 
Robert Morrell 

(S ) R. E. Thorne 
(S ) H. T. Hewlett 
(A) Samuel Willets 
(A) Isaac Sherwood 
Sworn and affirmed before me (S) Andrew A. Bremner 
this 6th day of June 1868. (A) Wm H. Hewlett 

(A) Ei'enetus Nostrand 
AVessell S. Smith (S ) B. B. Nostrand 

Justice of the Peace. (A) Chas W. Rogers 

(S ) Sidney Mott 
(S ) Adrian Onderdonk 
(S ) Latham J. Mitchell 
(S) H. C. Morrell 
(S ) John S. Morrell 
(A) Benjamin Hicks 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



388 hempstead town records. 

Paoe 201. 

County of Queens ) 

Town of North H(!nipstea(l ^ ' ' 

AVe, the nmhu'signed, beiiit^ freciholders of th(i Town of 
North Hempsteiul, Quecnis County, and not interested in 
the hinds through whieh the highway as proposed to be 
altered and hereinafter described is proposed to be Laid, nor 
of kin to the owners thereof, having met on the day of the 
date hereof, at the house of Robert Morrell at Manhasset 
in the said Town, and having been first duly sworn or affirm- 
ed well and truly to examine and certif}- in regard to the 
necessity and propriety of such alteration, and having per- 
sonally examined the route of said highway as proposed to 
1)6 altered, and heard the reasons offered for and against 
the alteration thereof ; Do certify, that in our oi)iuion it is 
necessary and proper that the said highway be altered pur- 
suant to the application of Robert Morrell dated the 28th 
day of May 1868. The said proposed alteration commences 
at a point in the highway leading from Manhasset to the 
Mill on Cow Neck, formerly known as Mitchell's Mill, 
where an Elm tree stands south from the dwelling house of 
said Robert Morrell, and about midway between the same 
and a tenant house on his premises, thence running North 
80" 27' East 1181 feet, thence Noith 2G" 31' West 937 feet, 
to land of Henry Demilt, thence through land of Henry 
Demilt on the same course until it strikes the highway near 
the aforesaid mill. And that the line or course first above 
desciil)ed, should be extended 191 feet to the road or high- 
way leading to Warren Mitchell's. 
Dated Manhasset June 6th 1868. 

R. E. Thorne Epenetus Nostrand 

Henry T. Hewlett B. B. Nostrand 

Samuel Willets Charles W. Rogers 

Isaac Sherwood Sidney Mott 

Andrew A. Bremner Adrian Onderdonk 
Wm H. Hewlett Latham J. Mitchell 

Benjamin Hicks. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 389 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 202. 

June 20th 18(58, made the following survey of a highway 
through the land of Henry Deniilt. Beginning at a })oint 
on the division iine between the lands of said Henry De- 
milt and Robert Morrell, and distant 41 -,l feet from an 
auger hole in a large grey rock lying by the edge of the 
Mill-pond, and running thence N 2G" 28' W 175^*0, feet to a 
locust gate i)ost which is distant 18j\, feet from the north 
easterly corner of said H. Demilt's dwelling lu)use, and 
26^^^ feet from the south easterly corner of the same, thence 
N 10' E 41y\ feet to the south westerly corner of said H. 
Demilt's mill. The road is to be three rods wide on the 
easterly side of these lines. 

Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surveyor. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

A public highway having been laid out on the 20th day 
of June 18G8 by the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Henn)stead in the County of (Queens, on the 
a])})]ication of Robert Morrell, through the improved land 
of Henry Demilt, beginning at a ])oint on the division line 
between the lands of Henry Demilt and Robert Morrell, 
and distant 41^',^ feet from an auger hole in a grey rock 
lying by the edge of the mill pond, and running from said 
point on a straight line with the westerly side of a highway 
passing through the land of Robert Morrell, North 26" 28' W 
ITOy^'y feet to the westerly gate post of large gate belonging 
to Henry Demilt, and is distant 18,-',, feet from the north 
easterly corner of Henry Demilt's house, running thence 



300 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

north ID' East 41 feet 4 iuclies to tlie south-westerly corner 
of Henry Deniilt's MilL The road is three rods wide on 
the easterly side of this line. Now, know all men by these 
presents that, I, the said Henry Demilt for value received 
do hereb}' release all claims to damages by reason of the 
laying out and opening the said highway. 

Witness my hand and seal this 21st day of November 
18G8. 

In presence of 

James P. Smith Henry Demilt (S) 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 203. 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead Queens Count}', N. Y. 

The undersigned, resident of the said Town, liable to be 
assessed for highway labor therein, hereby makes a})plica- 
tion to you the said Commissioners, to lay out a highway 
in the said Town, commencing at the intersection of the two 
public roads, one running to the Mauhasset turnpike and 
the other to Great Neck road, which intersecting point is 
the bridge in front of the estate of Geo B. Purd}', passing 
through the unimproved shore lands of said Estate, running 
parallel with Cow Bay, thence through the improved laud 
of Daniel Brinkerhoff, west of the stone wall west of his 
residence, following the Bay through m}' improved land, 
and that of Daniel T. Kissam, to a point in front of said 
Daniel T. Kissam's pond, to his Dock. 

The undersigned, Daniel Brinkerhoff and Daniel T. 

Kissam consent to it. 

Dated August 17th 1868. 

Brinkerhoff Myers. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECORDS. 



391 



We, the undersigned, freeholders of the said Town, not 
interested in the lands through which the road described in 
the annexed notice, is to be laid, will appear at the time 
and place specified, when called npon, and examine and 
certify in regard to the necessity of such road as aj^plied 
for, which we consider not only necessary, but a public 
benefit. 



Samuel Willets 

Geo K. Dodge 

J. M. Moore 

R. H. Titus 

James Udall 

Wm a. Kissam 

Chas W. RociEivS 

Daniel BuiNKEiiHOFF 

Milton Smith 

Wm p. Miller 

Jas H. L'Hommedieu 

Henry C. Morrell 

b. b. nostrand 

William M. Cornwell 

William Coles 



Tunis AV. Quick 
Andrew A. Bremner 
Cheeseman Dodge 
lioREUT Morrell 
B. H. Smith 
Chas T. Mitchell 
Jno M. Clark 
Benjamin Hicks 
Latham J. Mitchell 
Henry O. Ditmis 
John Turton 
Charles H. Cornwell 
Geo AV. Ketch am 
Edward Morgan 
Adolphus Doncourt 



Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 204. 

Town of North Hempstead 

ss 
County of Queens 

You, and each of you, do solemnly swear well and truly 
to examine and certify in regaid to the necessity and pro- 
priety of the highway ap]>lied for through the lauds of the 
late Dr. Geo B. Purdy, Daniel Brinkerhoff, Brinkerhoff 
Myers and Daniel T. Kissam. 



Benjamin Hicks 
J. M. Moore 
Chas W. PtooERs 
Edward Wescott 
Geo K. Dodge 
James S. Carpenter 



William Coles 
Jas H. L'Hommedieu 
Geo W. Ketcham 
Latham J. Mitchell 
H. W. Eastman 
H. C. Morrell 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Hwdiii ami alHiiiu'd before iiie tliis August 17th 1808. 

David Provost 
Justice of tlie Peace. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

ToMu Clerk. 



Town of North Hempstead 
County of (Queens 

AVe, the undersigned, twelve reputable freeholders of the 
said Town, not interested in the lands through which the road 
described in the annexed notice is to be laid, nor of kin to 
any owner thereof, having appeared at the time and place 
specified in said notice, and having been duly sworn well 
aud truly to examine and certify in regard to the necessity 
and propriety of the highway applied for, and having pro- 
ceeded to, aud personally examined the route of such high- 
way, and heard all reasons that were offered for and against 
laying out the same, do hereby certify that we are of opin- 
ion that the highway applied for and described in the an- 
nexed notice dated August 17th 1868, signed by Brinker- 
hoti" Myers, is necessary and proper. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our names 
this 17th day of August 1868. 

Jas S. Carpenter H. C. Mokrell 

Chas W. Rogers Jas H. L'Hommedieu 

H. W. Eastman Edward Wescoit 

Geo W. Ketcham Benjamin Hicks 

Geo K. Dodge Latham J. Mitchell 

J. M. Moore William Coles 

C'Ompared with the original and entered bj- 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



hempstead town ilecokds. 393 

Page 205. 

Survey of a highway from a point near the dwelling house 
formerly of Dr. Geo B. Purdy deceased, along the shore of 
Manhasset Bay to Daniel T. Kissam's Dock, made Nov 7tli 

1808. 

Beginning at the southwesterly corner of the garden 
fence formerly of Dr Geo B. Purdy deceased, and distant 
lly'.j feet from an Ash tree six inches in diameter, and 
22y\ feet from an Elm tree 10 inches in diameter, both 
standing to the eastward in the garden aforementioned, run- 
ning thence N 44-^" 20' W 35i feet, thence N 28^' 50' W 154 feet, 
thence N 15" 58' W 140 feet, thence N 18" 30' W lOli feet, 
to a point distant lOy-^ feet from a White Oak tree 10 inches 
in diameter, standing to the southeast, thence N 40" 45' E 
2(58 feet, to a ]joint distant 8;^ feet from a Chestnut tree 
seven inches in diameter, standing to the east, and 9y\f feet 
from a Chestnut tree eighteen inclies in diameter standing 
to the south, thence N 17" E 95f feet, to a point distant 
two and one half feet from a Birch tree one foot in diameter 
standing to the west, thence N 11° 80' W 222 feet, thence N 
0" 17' E 96^ feet, to a point on the division line between 
the lands of the Estate of Dr Geo B. Purdy deceased, and 
Daniel Briiikerhoff, and distant twenty six feet from a Cedar 
tree one foot in diameter, standing to the East, thence N 
4" 35' W 257 feet, to a point distant 54yV f^et from the 
northwest corner of Daniel Brinkerhoff's dwelling house, 
and 12^ feet from a small Cherry tree standing to the north- 
east, thence N 55' E 379J: feet, thence N 3" 35' E 113^ feet, 
thence N 11" 10' E 166 feet, thence N 37" 18' W 303 feet, 
to a point distant 158:^ feet from the southwest corner of 
Daniel T. Kissam's store, and 67 feet from a large Maple 
tree standinu; to the east in the lawn of Daniel T. Kissam. 
And the road is to be three rods wide on the northardly and 
westerly side of these lines of survey. 

Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surve3'or. 



394 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Compared witli the original ami cutcrod by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 

PAdE 2()(). 

The iimlersij^ued, Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hem])stead, in the Couuty of Queens, having 
met at the dwelling house of liobert Morrell in said Town, 
this (5th day of June 1868, to decide upon the application 
of ivol)ert Morrell, a resident of said Town, liable to bo 
assessed for highway labor therein, for the alteration of the 
road between his tenant lioiise standing southwest from his 
dwelling, to the mill called Mitchell's mill, all the Commis- 
sioners being present, and deliberated on the subject of this 
order, do hereby order that the line of the said road be and 
the same is hereby so altered as to run from a point in the 
old road near an Elm tree standing about midway between 
his residence and the tenant house above named, thence 
running north 80° 27' East 1181 feet, thence north 26" 30 ' 
West 937 feet on his land, and about 250 feet through land 
of Henry Demilt to highway passing in front of said mill, 
the tirst line of this road is the north line, and to continue 
the same course till it reaches the highway leading to War- 
ren Mitchell's, and the road is to be three rods wide south 
of this line, and the line running north 80*^ 27' East is the 
west line of said road, which is to be three rods Avide east 
of said line, and in consideration for releasing and making 
of said roads acceptable to the Commissioners, the said 
Iiobert Morrell is to have the privilege of closing the old 
road from the point near the Elm tree to or near the west 
side of said mill, not interfering with the junction of the old 
and new roads, excepting the pr.vilege to Henry Demilt of 
using the old road as far up as his line at the northwest 
corner of said Demilt's laud, and also the privilege of clos- 
ing the road from a point near his house, running east and 
southerly to the east end of new road leading towards War- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 395 

reu Mitchell's, excepting that portion crossing new road 
east of his house. 

Witness onr hands this 6tli day of June 18()8. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

r ""^ 

Edward W. Mott ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page '207. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, at 
the house of Brinkerhuff Myers in said Town Sept 26tli 
1868, a!l the Commissioners being present for the purpose 
of deliberating on the subject matter of this order, upon 
the application of Briukerhoif Myers and others, residents 
of said Town, and liable to be assessed to work on the high- 
ways therein, for the laying out of the highway hereafter 
to be described, and on the certificate of twelve reputable 
freeholders of said Town convened and duly sworn, after 
du.e public notice as required by the statute, certifying that 
such highway is necessary and proper, and notice in writ- 
ing of at least three days having been given in due form of 
law to all the })arties whose land the said road is to run, 
and that the undersigned Commissioners would meet at this 
time and place to decide on the ap})lication aforesaid, and 
we having heard all the reasons ofl:ered for and against lay- 
ing out such highway ; It is ordered determined and cer- 
tified that a public highway shall be and the same is here- 
by laid out pursuant to said a])plicatiou, whereof a survey 
has been made and is on file with this order, beginning at 
the public highway in front of the house of Dr George B. 
Purdy deceased, and running the course of the shore, 
northerly to Daniel T. Kissam's Dock, and the line of said 



396 HEMPSTEAD TOWN IIECOIIDS. 

survey is tlio easterly Hue of siiid highway, wliicli is to be 
three rods wide. 

Witness our hauds this 'iOth day of September 18G8. 

James P. Smith t CominissioDers of 

Ei'HKAiM Valentine \ Highways of the Town 
Edwahd W. Mott ) of Nortli Hempstead. 

Oonj2)ared with the original and entered by 

Samuel V. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page '208. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the Town of Nt)rth 
Hempstead at the house of John Iluland, Manhasset, on 
Tuesday April Gth 1869, present Leonard A. Seaman, Fran- 
cis Skillman, Wessell S. Smith and David Provost, Justices 
of the Peace, and Samuel V. Searing Town Clerk. 

The Report of the Trustees of Jones Institute on the 
erection and furnishing of the "Poor House," and outbuild- 
ings on the Jones Institute farm, was read, accepted and 
ordered on file. 

The Annual Report of the Trustees of Jones Institute 
for the year ending April 1st 1869, was read, accepted and 
ordered on tile. 

Resolved — That the following suius be raised by tax, on 
the taxable property of the Town of North Hempstead, for 
the following purposes: Viz. 

For Trustees of Jones Institute, to meet back indebted- 
ness $150.19 

To balance interest on Walter R. Jones bequest 350.00 

To ])ay one half of Keeper's salary at Jones Institute 
175.00 

For Overseers of the Poor, to defr.iy expenses of outdoor 
Poor 700.00 

Resolved — That the tax assessed upon $2000. of person- 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN IlECORDS. 397 

ality amounting to $33.18, paid by Cornelius Devers under 
protest, be refunded upon his making the proper affidavit 
that he was not liable to pay such tax. 

Resolved — That the tax assessed upon $2,000. of personal 
property amounting to $31.92, paid by David Provost, 
under ])rotest, be refunded upon his making the proper affi- 
davit that he was not in possession of any personal prop- 
erty at the time of the assessment. 

Resolved — That the tax assessed upon $500. of person- 
ality amounting to $7.90, paid by Albert S. Thatcher under 
protest, be refunded upon his making the proper affidavit 
that he was not m possession of any personal property at 
the time of the assessment. 

Resolved — That the tax assessed upon $2700. of Real 
Estate amounting to $44,79 paid under protest by Wdliam 
Thomas, be refunded upon his making the proper affidavit 
that the same was erroneous. 

Resolved — That the tax assessed upon $1000. of person- 
ality amounting to $17.38, paid by George Allen under pro- 
test, be refunded upon his making the proper affidavit that 
he was not in possession of any personal property at the 
time of the assessment. 

Page 209. 

Resolved — That the Supervisor l)e authorised to refund 
said amounts out of any funds he may have in his possession 
not otherwise ajipropriated. 

Resolved — That a committee of three be appointed at 
this meeting to ascertain where and at what price a suital)le 
plot or plots, not exceeding in all tive acres, can be obtained 
for a public burying ground for said Town, and to take such 
action as will bring the (piestion properly before the next 
annual Town meeting. Isaac Sherwood, Benjamin D. Hicks 
and Benjamin W. Allen were appointed such committee. 

The following Town Officers were elected for the ensuing 
year. Supervisor, Benjamin W. Allen. Town Clerk, Val- 



398 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



eutine Dowiiin*^. Justice of the Peace, David Provost. 
Collector, Samuel L. Mitchell. Assessor, full term, Joseph 
O. He<^eman. Assessor, to till vacanc}-, Edward llushmore, 
Commissiouer of Highways, Edward W. Mott. Overseers 
of the Poor, Henr}' D. Hemsen and Epeiietus Lewis, Con- 
stables, John E. Allen, Thomas Fay, James Gillespie, Jacob 
A. Lewis and Tilford Stivuson. Sealer of "Weights and 
Measures, William P. "Weeks. Inspectors of Election Dist 
No. 1 Henry D. Eemsen and James M. Smith. Inspectors 
of Election Dist No. 2 Silas T. Valentine and David T^. 
Kirby. Inspectors of Election appointed by the Board, 
Dist No. 1, "Warren Weeks, Dist No. 2, W. Wallace Kirl)y. 
AVe the undersigned hereby certify that the foregoing 
statement of the result of Town Meeting is correct. 

Leoxa]{d a. Seamam ] 
David Pkovost '^ Justices of 

Francis Skillman ( the Peace. 
Wessell S. Smith J 
Samuel V. Searing Town Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Samuel Y. Searing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 210. 

Whereas, the undersigned Commissioners, having met at 
the House of Ptobert Morrell this 24th day of April 1869, to 
decide on the acceptance of a 3 Rod Road (made by him). 
Beginning at or near an Elm Tree standing south from the 
Dwelling House of said Morrell, and about midway between 
the said Dwelling and Tenant House standing on his prem- 
ises, thence running North 80" 27' East 1181 feet to a point 
east of his Cottage, thence North 26° 30' West 937 feet, 
through his land, and 175^% through land of Henr}- Demilt 
to the old Road passing in front of Henry Demilt's Mill, 
also that portion of said Road from the end of 1181 to the 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 399 

old Road leading to Warren Mitchell, and also for the pur- 
pose of vacating the old Road from the starting point of 
said new Road, leading past the Dwelling of said Morrell 
to the said Deniilts Mill, and also the old Road leading 
East from his Dwelling South of bis Barn to the junction 
of the new Road east of his Cottage leading to Warren 
Mitchells, except that portion crossing New Road leading 
North '26° 30' west to the Mill, as will appear by Map on 
tile in connection with this paper made bj Singleton L. 
Mitchell. 

This is to Certify that we have accepted the New, and 
vacated the Old Roads above described, this 24th day of 
April 1869, for Public use. 

In witness whereof we have herein to subscribed our 

Names. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 
Edward W. Mott j- Highways for Town of 
Ephraim Valentine ) N. Hempstead, 1869. 

Compared with the Original and entered l)y 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



To the Honorable J(jhn Armstrong, Judge of Queens 
County. 

Whereas, on the seventh day of November last, the Com- 
missioners of Highways for the Town of North Hempstead, 
surveyed and laid out a highway from the Bridge near the 
residence of the late Dr George B. Purdy, to the Dock of 
Daniel T. Kissam, through the land of the said Purdy, 
Daniel Brinkerhoff, Brinkerhoff Myers and Daniel T. Kis- 
sam, and have since filed in the Town Clerks Office the sur- 
vey and their proceedings relative thereto. Your petitioner 
respectfully asks that the same may be set aside and over- 
ruled by you for these reasons viz : That the Dock, one of 
the termini of the road, is held by a grant from the State 
to the Petitioner as private property, which fact is undis- 



400 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

put(!(l 1)}^ the Commissioners ; consequently your petitioner 
claims that tliey might with e(|u;il projiriety open a road 
terminating at a stable, a store or a private dwelling. In 
the second place nearly all the road through the premises 
of your p(ititioner is below highwater mark, where your Pe- 
titioner claims that they have no jurisdiction, and that the 

Page 211. 

same is an illegal interference with his riparian rights. It 
is claimed moreover that a fair and proper interpretation 
of the term "Public good," will not warrant Commissioners 
in laying out a pul)lic highway solely to afford two proprie- 
tors a more direct route to a Rail Iload station. 

January 4th 1869. 

Daniel T. Kissam, 

Compared with the original and entered l)y 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

State of New York ) 
County of Queens ^ ' ' ' 

Whereas, Daniel T. Kissam of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead, and the County of Queens, hath appealed to me from 
the order and determination of the Commissioners of High- 
ways of the said Town made on the 7th day of November 
1808, in laying out a liighway from the Bridge near the 
residence of the late Dr. George B. Purdy, to the Dock of 
Daniel T. Kissam through the lands of said Purdy, Daniel 
Brinkerhoff, Brinkerhoff Myers and Daniel T. Kissam. 
Now therefore, in ccmsideration of the premises and in ac- 
cordance with the statute in such cases made and provided, 
I do hereby appoint John H. Chapman, Isaac Poole and 
William Turner, all of Flushing Queens County, as Referees 
to hear and determine the said appeal. 

Dated May 22nd 1869. 

Jno J. Armstrong 

County Judge. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 401 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

State of New York ? 
Queens County ^ 

John H. Cha]iman, Isaac Poole and William Turner being 
duly sworn depose and say, and each of himself doth de- 
pose and say, that they have been appointed by the Hon. 
John J. Armstrong, County Judge of Queens County, as 
Referees to hear and determine an appeal from the determ- 
ination of the Commissioners of Highways of the town of 
North Hempstead, made on the seventh day of November 
1868, in laying out a highway from the Bridge near the 
residence of the late Dr George B. Purdy, to the Dock of 
Daniel T. Kissam, through the lands of said Piirdy, Daniel 
Brinkerhofi' Myers and Daniel T. Kissam. Deponents fur- 
ther state, and each for himself deposes and says, that they 
will faithfully hear and determine the above matters refer- 
red to them. 

John H. Chapman 
Sworn before mo this Isaac Poole 

9th day of June 1869. William Turner 

Ben.jamin W. Downing 

Notary Public. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 21'2. 

Whereas, Daniel T. Kissam of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead, in Queens County, on the Fourth day of January 
1869, appealed to the County Judge of Queens County 
from the determination of the Commissioners of Highways 
of the said Town of North Hempstead in said County made 
on the seventh day of November 1868, in laying out a high- 



402 IIEMrSTEAD TOWN llECOKDS. 

way ill the said Town from the bii(l<:;;e near the residence of 
the hite Dr. Ge()r<i;e B. Purdj to the Dock of Daniel T. Kis- 
sani, through the hinds of said Purd}', Daniel Brinkerhoti", 
Biinkerhoff Myers and Daniel T. Kissaiu, as shown by a 
survey, map and proceedings of said Commissioners of 
Highways of said town, on file in the Town Clerks Office of 
the town of North Hempstead, and whereas, after the ex- 
piration of sixty days after snch determination had been 
tiled in the Office of the Town Clerk, of said town, the said 
County Judge of Queens County, according to the form of 
the Statute in such case made and provided, appointed us, 
all of the town of Flushing in said County, three disinter- 
ested freeholders, who had not been named by the parties 
interested in the appeal, and who are residents of the 
County aforesaid, but not of the town wherein the road is 
located, as Referees to hear and determine said appeal, 
that had been brought in relation to the said determination 
of the said Commissioners, which Sidd appointment is here- 
to annexed, and Ave have given notice pursuant to law to 
said Commissioners of highAvays, and to Brinkerhoti' Myers, 
an applicant for said road, specifying the ninth day of 
June 1869, as the time, and the house of said Brinkerhoff 
Myers as the place at Avhich we would convene to hear the 
appeal, which notice was dul}" served at least eight days 
before the said time of convening, and we having convened 
at the time and place specified in said notice, and having 
been attended by James P. Smith & Edward Mott, two of 
the Commissioners of highways for said town of North 
Hempstead, and of Daniel T. Kissam, upon the part of the 
appellants, and l^y Brinkerhofi^ Myers and others, on the 
part of the applicants for the road, and before proceeding 
to hear the said ajij^eal, having Ijeen duly sworn by an of- 
ficer authorised to take afiidavits to be rend in Courts of 
record, to wit, by Benjamin AV. Downing, a Notary Public 
for the State of NeAv York residing in Queens Count}-, faith- 
full}' to hear and determine the matter referred to us, have 
heard the proofs and allegations of the parties, and exam- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 403 

iued the loute of the said road, and do therefore order de- 
termine and adjudge that the determination of the said 
Commissioners of highways, be and the same is hereby set 
aside and reversed so far as the same extended in the lands 
of Daniel T. Kissam, and we do further determine order 
and adJTnlge that the said determination of the said 
Commissioners of highways be and the same is hereby af- 
firmed so far as relates to the said highway from the Bridge 

Page 213. 

near the residence of the late Dr George B. Purdy to the 
southerly line of land of Daniel T. Kissam, laid through 
the lands of the said Purdy, Daniel Brinkerhotit" and Brink- 
erhott" Myers. And we do further order adjudge and deter- 
mine that in pursuance of the application of Brinkerhoff 
Myers and others, a highway three Rods wide be and the 
same is hereby laid out, beginning at the Bridge near the 
residence of the late Dr George B. Purdy, to the southerly 
line of Daniel T. Kissam's land, through the lands of the 
said Purdy, Daniel Brinkerhoti' and Brinkerhoff Myers ; 
and which highway is more particularly described in a cer- 
tain Map filed by the Commissioners of Highways of North 
Hempstead in the Town Clerks Office of said Town of North 
Hempstead on or about the 7tli day of November 18(58. 
Given under our hands and seals this I'ith day of June 

18G9. 

John H. Chapman ) Beferees ajipointed by 
Isaac Poole > Ccmnty Judge by an order 

William Turner ) ^I'-^ted May 22 1869. 

Compared with the Original tt entered July 6th 1869. 

by Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



To the County Court of Queens County. 

Whereas, the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead in said County, l)y an order dated Oct'r 
26th 1868, have laid out a highway in said Town, beginning 



404 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

at a Bridge in front of the former residence of Dr George 
B. Piirdy, dec'd, running along the garden and the bank of 
said Piirdy's estate, to a point or stake in the line between 
said Purdy's estate and Daniel Brinkerhotf, thence west of 
his House to the line of Brinkerhoff Myers, thence through 
his land to Daniel T. Kissams, and along his shore land to 
his Dock, as is surveyed and recorded by said order. Now 
therefore, we the undersigned Commissioners of Highways 
of said Town, do hereby ap])ly for the appointment of 
Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned by the 
laying out of said highway, pursuant to the statute in such 
cases made and provided. 

Dated the 12th day of June 1809. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

Edward W. Mott > of 

Ephraim Valentine ) Highwa3^s 

Compared with the Original and entered 

August Gth 1869. 

by Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 214. 

At a County Court held at the Chambers of the County 
Judge in the A'illage of Jamaica, Queens County on the 2Gtli 
day of June 1869. 

Present John J. Armstrong County Judge. On reading 
the foregoing petition of James P. Smith, Edward W. Mott 
and Ej^hraim Valentine, Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, Queens County. It is ordered 
that John A. Searing, Thomas Mc Kee of North Hemp- 
stead, and Samuel D. Roe of Flushing in said County, be 
and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to assess the 
damages occasioned b}" the laying out of the highway men- 
tioned in the said Petition. 

John J. Armstrong 

County Judge. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOllDS. 405 

Compared Witli the Original ci entered 

August 6th 1869, 

by Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



Assessment by Commissioners of Damages 
by Road on land Ac, of Mrs. Purdy 

Whereas, the undersigned John A. Searing, Thomas Me 
Kee of the Town of North Hempstead, and Samuel D. Roe 
of the Town of Flushing, (were app inted by an order of 
the County Court of the County of Queens, made on the 
26th day of June 1869, on the application of James P. 
Smith, Ephraim Valentine & Edward W. Mott, Commis- 
sioners of Highways of the Town of North Hempstead in 
said County) Commissioners to assess the damages occa- 
sioned by the laying out of a highway in said town. Be- 
ginning at the highway crossing the Bridge in front of the 
former residence of Doct'r George B. Purdy, Deceased, 
thence running Northerly through the shore lands of the 
said Pui'dy's estate, to land of Daniel Brinkerhoff, thence 
west of his house to land of Brinkerhoff Myers, and across 
his land to land of Daniel T. Kissam, thence along his shore 
land to his Dock, as is surveyed and recorded by order 
dated Nov'r 7th 1868. 

Now therefore, we the said Commissioners, li;iving taken 
the Oath of Office prescriV)ed by the Constitution, and hav- 
ing all met and acted on the matter committed to us, at the 
residence of Daniel Brinkerhoff, in said Town this 4th day 
of August 1869, pursuant to a notice from said Commis- 
sioners of Highways of abont six days according to law, 
and having taken a vieAV of the premises, and heard the 
parties and such witnesses as have appeared before us, do 
therefore determine and assess the damages required to be 
assessed on the said highway as follows Viz. We assess 



400 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOUDS. 

tlio damages of Mrs. George B. Purdy at the sum of l^'ifty 
(50) Dollars. 

Witness our hands 

John A. Searing ') 

Samuel D. Hoe ^ Comuiissiouers. 

Thomas Mc Kee ) 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 215. 

A Road having been laid out on the '24th day of March 
1868, b}^ the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of 
North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, on the applica- 
tion of Richard W. Smith and others, through the laud of 
Mr. Stephen B. M. Cornell, and through land then belong- 
ing to George O. Street, but since bought by said Stephen 
B. M. Cornell 

Beginning at the highway leading from Lakeville to Hyde 
Park, and opposite the Road from Tanners Pond, and in- 
tended to be a continuation of the same through the lands 
of the said Stephen B. M. Cornell, and also through land 
of the estate of Samuel W. Gaiietson, Dec'd, to the Town 
line of Flushing. Now, Know all Men by these Presents, 
that I the said Stephen B. M. Cornell for value received do 
hereby release all Claims to Damages by reason of laying 
out and opening the said Highway through my land. 

Witness my hand and seal the 28th day of Januar}' 1870. 

S. B.M. Cornell (S) 

Compared with the Original and entered 

Feb'y 5th 1870. Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

A Road havijiu been laid out on the 24tli of March 18(58, 
by the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 407 

Hempstead in the County of Queens, on the Application of 
Richard W. Smith and others, through the hmd of said 
Heirs: beginning at the highway leading from Lakeville to 
Hyde Park, and opposite the Road from Tanners Pond, and 
intended to be a continuation of the same through the Land 
of Stephen B. M. Cornell, and through the land of the un- 
dersigned Heirs of the Estate of Samuel W. Garretson, 
Dec'd, to the Town line of Flushing. Now. Know all Men 
by these Presents that we the said Heirs of Samuel W. 
Garretson, Dec'd, for value received do hereby release all 
claims to damages by reason of laying out and opening the 
said Highway thi-ough said lands. 

Witness our hands and seals the 2bth Day of January 
1870. 

Marion Garretson (S) 
Jane Garretson (S) _ 

Compared with the Original and entered 

Peb'y 5th 1870. Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 216. 

The undersigned Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, hav- 
ing met at the house of Charles W. Rogers in said Town, to 
decide upon the application of Charles W. Rogers a resi- 
dent of said Town, liable to be assessed for highway labor 
therein, for the alteration of the road leading from the High- 
way leading from Benjamin Hicks to the Great Neck Steam 
Boat Dock to the south line of Henry D. Remsens south 
line, through land of Benjamin Hicks and C. W. Rogers. 
Beginning at a point in the Northerly side of the said High- 
way leading to Steam Boat Dock. Running thence No 
18" West 210^ ft, through land of Benjamin Hicks to the 
centre of a locust post, thence No 7" 55' East 532^ feet, to 
a ])oint on laud of C. W. Rogers at a point 292 ft on this 
last course, measuring from its beginning to the centre of a 



408 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEC0RD8. 

uiaiked Clierry Tree about oue foot iu diameter is SyV feet 
westerly of said liue, thence No 2° 27' East 86 ft, tlience No 
4** 15' AVest 303^ ft, to a locust post standing on the line 
between the lands of C. W. Rogers & Henry D. Remsen, 
and 3^ ft North Westerly of the centre of a locust tree 
about 10 inches in diameter standing in the roadside as 
surveyed May 7th 1869 by Singleton L. Mitchell. 

All the Commissioners being present and having deliber- 
ated on the subject of this order, do hereby order that the 
liue of said Road be, and is hereby altered to correspond 
with the above survey. This line s the west side of said 
Road, which is three Rods wide to the east of this line, 
and it is further ordered that such parts of the present 
Road as are not included in the above described Road, be 
and the same are hereby discontinued. 

Dated Manhasset March 14th 1870. 

James P. Smith ] Commissioners of 
Edward W. Mott > Highways for the 
Ephkaim Valentine ) Town of N. Hempstead 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

March ITtli 1870. Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Descrii)tion of a three rod Highway surveA'ed through 
lands of Jienjamin Hicks and Charles W. Rogers on Great 
Neck L. I. Beginning at a point in the Northwardly side 
of the Highway leading from Benjamin Hicks to Great 
Neck Steam Boat Dock. Running thence No 18' W 215^ 
ft, through land of Benjamin Hicks to the centre of a lociist 
post, thence N 7" 55' East 532^ feet, to a point on land of 
C. W. Rogers, at a point 292 ft, on this last course measur- 

Page 217. 

ing from its Ijcgiuniug the centre of a marked cherry tree 
about one foot in Diameter is Sy\ feet Westerly of said 
line, thence N 2" 27' East 86 ft, thence N 4<' 15' AV 393^ 
ft, to a locust post standing on the line between the lands 
of Charles W. Rogers and Henry D. Remsen, and 3^ ft 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 409 

North Westerly of the centre of a locust tree about 10 inches 
in diameter standing in the road side. 

Surveyed May 7th 1869, by 

Singleton L. Mitchell. 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

V. Downing 
Town Clerk. 

Page 218. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held at Roslyn on the fifth 
day of April A. D. 1870, the following persons were duly 
elected by a majority of votes, to the various officers as 
follows. 

Henry D. Renisen, Supervisor. 

Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

John H. Allen, Collector. 

liobert Titus, Assessor, to till vacancy. 

Richard Allen and Ansel Conklin, each receiving an equal 
number of votes for Assessor for the long term. James P. 
Smith, Commissioner of Highways. Leonard Thorne and 
Richard Powell, Overseers of the Poor, John S. Morrell 
and Stephen R. Hicks, Trustees of the Jones Fund. John 
S. Wood, Justice of the Peace. John Allen, Thomas Fay, 
Thomas Cook, Alvah Brooks and James Gillespie, Consta- 
bles. James M. Smith and John H. Treadwell, Inspectors 
of Election District No. 1. Henry D. Remsen appointed 
do. Silas T. Valentine and David D. Kirby, Inspectors of 
Election Dist No. 2. W. Wallace Kirby appointed do. 
Peter Dickenson, Sealer of Weights & Measures. 

The following Resolutions were passed at the Meeting. 

The Report of the Trustees of the Jones Fund, was made 
and accepted. 

Resolved — that the sum of Six Hundred Dollars be raised 
for the Overseers of the Poor, for the purpose of affording 
Relief to the out door Poor. 



410 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Resolved — that the sum of three Huudreil aiul tifty dol- 
lars be raised to balance the interest on the Walter R. Jones 
bequest. 

Resolved — that one Hundred and seventy five Dollars be 
raised to pay the lialf Salary of the Keeper of the Jones 
Institute. 

Resolved — that the sum of Two Hundred and thirty 
six yVu Dollars be raised to j)ay one half of deficiency of 
last years expenses of Jones Institute. 

Resolved — that the sum of Five Hundred Dollars be 

raised to. pay for a phjt of ground of Acres to be 

used for a Public Cemetery, and for inj proving the same. 

Resolved — that the Town Auditors be directed to examine 
the Bill presented to the Meeting this day by Dr Furman 
Field, and to direct the payment, as from the vouchers 
heretofore presented, and such further evidence as he may 
present, that they may deem just and proper. 

Resolved — that Isaac Sherwood, Benjamin D. Hicks and 
the Supervisor elect, be a Committee authorised to close a 
Contract for Five Acres or less, at their discretion, for a 
public Burying Plot, and that the sum of Five Hundred 

Page 219. 

Dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary to pay for 
and improve the same, be ajipropriated. 

The application for Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars to 
make and build the new Highway, as laid out on the east- 
erly side of Cow Bay, along the lands of the late GeoMge 
B. Purdy, was denied. 

A Committee appointed last year to ascertain Avliere and 
at what price a suitable plot of ground for a Public Buri;il 
Ground, re])orted action taken on as above. 

Francis Skillman ^ Justices of 

David Provost I 

Wessell S. Smith > the Peace. 

Valentine Downing Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 411 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Queens Countj' } 
Town of Nortli Hempstead ^ ^'^^ 

Whereas, since the last Annual Town Meeting iu said 
Town, to wit, on or about the 5th day of April A. D. 1870, 
a vacanc}^ occurred in the office of an Assessor of said Town, 
by the failure of the people to elect such Assessor, and 
whereas, the said town has neglected for more than fifteen 
days, since the said vacancy occurred to full the same, by 
an election at a special Town Meeting, and the said vacancy 
now exists. Now therefore, we the Subscribers, Justices of 
the Peace of said Town, being met at the Manhasset Hotel 
iu said Town for the purpose of su])plying the said vacancy 
as aforesaid, do hereby appoint Henry O. Ditniis of said 
Town, to be an Assessor of and for said Town, to hold the 
said Office until another shall be appointed or elected fn 
his place, and shall have duly qualified. 

Witness our hands May 2nd 1870. 

Leonard A. Seaman 
David Puovost 
Francis Skillman 
Wessell S. Smith 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 220. 

We the undersigned, residents and tax payers of School 
District No. 10, Town of Noi'th Hempstead, do hereby most 
respectfully set forth, that owing to the small territorial 
limits of said district, and also the small amount of taxable 
property lying therein, (being only $60,050.) and that in 
order to maintain a free School within said district, the 



412 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

taxes will be most excessive, and in cousideratiou of the 
large extent of Territory of the two adjoining districts No's 
two and Nine, and the large amount of taxable property 
contained within the same, do make application to the Hon 
William H. Peckam, School Commissioner of the first Dis- 
trict of Queens County, for an enlargement of District No 
10, as designated in the accompanying diagram, as being an 
act of justice to our district, without being any disadvantage 
to the adjoining districts, and your Petitioners will ever 

pray. 

John Mulcahay John A. Searing 

James Jackson Luke Fleet 

M. V. Millington T. B. Birchell 

George Downing Epenetus Titus 

George J. Dougherty Henry P. Hall 

William Peride Thomas W. Albertson 

George Allen Silas Shaw 

Wm M. Hewlett Samuel Wood 

Philip Lawler Samuel V. Searing 

Trustee 

Compared with the Original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



At a meeting of the trustees of District No 2 in the Town 
of North Hempstead, County of Queens, called for the ])ur- 
pose of considering certain proposed alterations thereof, 
held on the 4th day of July 1(S70, at which were present, 
Ephraim Valentine, Robert Titus, William E. Townsend, it 
was 

Kesolved — that the consent of the Trustees of District No 
2 of the Town of North Hempstead, be and hereby is given 
to the alteration of said district, by an order bearing date 
July 12th 1870, made by Wm H. Peckam, School Commis- 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 413 

sioner for tlie first Commissioner District of Queens Coun- 
ty; said district to be so altered as to be hereafter bounded 
as follows. 

Beginning at the present boundary, at a point where the 
same is intersected by the east line of Roslyn Branch Rail 
Road, thence North along the easterly line of said Rail 
Road to the south line of District No 3, thence East &c., 
All other boundaries remaining unchanged. 

In witness whereof the undersigned, a majority of the 

said trustees, have hereunto subscribed our hands this 4th 

day of July 1870. 

Ephraim Valentine ") 
Robert Titus .- Trustees 

Wm E. Townsend ) 

Compared with the original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 221. 

At a Meeting of the trustees of district No 10 in the Town 
of North Hempstead, County of Queens, called for the pur- 
pose of considering certain proposed alterations thereof, 
held on the 4th day of July, at which was present Samuel 
V. Searing, it was Resolved, that the Consent of the Trus- 
tees of district No 10 in the Town of North Hempstead, l)e 
and hereby is given to the alteration of said district, by an 
order bearing date Jnly 12th 1870, made by Wm H. Peck- 
ham, School Commissioner, for the first Commissioner dis- 
trict of Queens County, said district be so altered as to be 
hereafter bounded as follows. Beginning at the boundary 
line between the towns of North Hempstead and Hemp- 
stead, 105 Rods east of the George Allen Road, thence 
North to the Jericho Turnpike, thence West along the said 
turnpike to its intersection with the Roslyn Branch Rail 
Road, thence North along the easterly line of said Rail Road 
to the south line of district No 3, thence southwesterly to 



414 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the Highway leadiuj^ from Hosl}!! to Mineola, tlieuce south 
along said high way to its intersection with the Northside 
road, thence west ah)ug said Northside road to its 
junction with the highway leading from Herricks to the 
Town line, tlience sonth along the highway last above 
mentioned to its intersection with the Long Island Rail 
lioad, thence west 90 Rods along the North line of said 
Rail Road, thence south to the Town line above mentioned, 
thence east along said town line to the i)lace of beginning. 
In witness whereof the undersigned, a majority of the 
said trustees, have hereunto subscribed our hands this 4th 
day of July 1870. 

Samuel V. Searing 

Sole Trustee. 

Compared with the Original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

In the matter of the enlargement of District No 10 in the 
Town of North Hempstead, County of Queens, and the 
consequent alterations of Districts No 2 and 9 in said town. 

Considering the small territorial limits of District No 10, 
and consequently the small amount of taxable property 
therein, namely — SGG.050., and the excessive tax required 
to maintain a free school in said district, pa3able mainly 
by but ten or twelve individuals, it appears to me that jus- 
tice demands, and the cause of education requires, that 
such enlargement be made, thereby equalizing to a certain 
extent the taxes required for support of a good free pul)lic 
school, in said district. Districts No 2 and 9 of said town, 
from which such enlargement is proposed to be made, are 
districts of a large extent of territory, and also a large 
amount of taxable property. District No 2 being $268.600., 
and District No 9 $195.600., according to the yearly re- 
ports ending Sep't 31st 1869. Districts requiring but a 
small tax to support a free school the gi-eater portion of 
the year, can in my judgment, well contribute a small por- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 415 

tion of tlieir territory to aid in the maintenance of a school 
that mnst necessarily be closed for want of funds to keep it 
in operation, and at the same time not materially affect 

Page 222. 
or diminish their own means of support. The numl)er of 
children affected by the proposed alteration is small in 
District No. 9, but one, and No. 2, but 6 or 8, and at the 
same time decreasing the distance from School House for 
those taken from District No. 2, and placing those taken 
from district No. 9, about the same distance as at present. 
The amount of taxable property taken from district No. 2 
is $21,900. and from No. 9, $10.-500, reducing the assessment 
in No. 2, to $246,700, and in No. 9, $184,100, while the same 
taken from the two districts increases the assessment in 
District No. 10 to but $98.450 ; after due consideration, be- 
lieving that the cause of education in district No. 10 will 
be advanced, and in No. 2 and 9 not retarded. It is here- 
by ordered by the undersigned. School Commissioner for 
the first Commissioner district of Queens County, that the 
enlargement be made, to consist of part of District No. 2 
and 9 in the Town of North Hempstead, which district 
hereafter is to be bounded as follows. Beginning at the 
boundary line between the Towns of North Hempstead and 
Hempstead, 165 Rods east of the George Allen road, thence 
North to the Jericho Turnpike, thence west along the said 
Turnpike to its intersection with the Roslyn Branch Rail 
Road, thence North along the easterly line of said Rail Road 
to the South line of District No. 8, thence south Avesterly to 
the highway leading from Roslyn to Mineola, thence South 
along said highway to its intersection with the North side 
road, thence West along said North Side Road to its junction 
with the highway leading from Herricks to the Town line, 
thence south along the highwaj' last above mentioned to 
its intersection with the Long Island Rail Road, thence 
west 90 Rods along the north line of said Rail Road, thence 
south to the Town line above mentioned, thence east along 
said town line to the place of beginning. 



4in HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Tlio trustees of District No. 9 lu^t having couseuted to 
this order, the same will not take effect in respect to such 
last mentioned district, until after 3 Months notice in writ- 
ing shall be given to some one or more of such trustees. 

Dated July 12th 1870. 

Wm H. Peckham. 

School Commissioner for first 
Assem1)ly District Queens Co. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



We the undersigned Commissioner of Common schools 
for the first district of Queens County, Supervisor and Town 
Clerk of the town of North Hemj^stead in said County, hav- 
ing met at the House of John Finland in said tow'n, on the 
19th day of Jul}', for the ]5urpose of hearing and deciding 
the matter of the order made by such Commissioner of 
Common Schools on the 12th day of Jiily, altering School 
District No. 9 in said town, which order is as follows. It 
is hereby ordered by the undersigned School Commissioner 
for the fii'st Commissioner District of Queens Coimty, that 

Page 223. 

the enlargement be made to consist of part of Districts No. 
2 & 9, in the Town of North Hempstead, which district 
hereafter is to l)e bounded as follows. 

Beginning at the boundary line between the towns of 
North Hempstead and Hempstead 1G.5 rods east of the 
George Allen road, thence north to the Jericho turnpike, 
thence west along said turnpike to its intersection with the 
Roslyn Branch Kail lioad, thence North along the easterly 
line of said Rail Boad to the South line of District No. 3, 
thence southwesterly to the highway leading from Roslyn to 
Mineola, thence south along the highwa}- to its intersection 
with the north side Road, to its junction with the highway 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 417 

leading from Herricks to the town line, thence south along 
the highway last aliove mentioned to its intersection with 
the Long Island Rail Road, thence west 90 Rods along the 
North line of said Rail Road, thence south to the town line 
above mentioned, thence east along said town line to the 
place of beginniog. 

The Trustees of District No. 9, not having consented to 

this order, the same will not take effect in respect to such 

last mentioned district until (3) three months notice in 

writing shall be given to some one or more of such trustees. 

Dated July 12th 1870. 

Wm H. Peckham 
School Commissioner. 

And having heard all the objections presented to said 
order, do hereby decide that said order be confirmed. 

Given under our hands 19th day of July 1870. 

Wm H. Peckham, School Commissioner 

Henry D. Remsen, Supervisor 

Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 224. 

We the undersigned. Supervisor, Town Clerk and Assess- 
or of the Town of North Hempstead, County of Queens, 
having met at the Town Clerks Office in said Town, on the 
first Monday in October, as by statute required, and a 
majority of said Officers being present, did then and there 
decide and determine that the following alterations in the 
election districts in the said Town, are necessary and Ex- 
pedient. 

Election District No. 1, in said Town, is hereby altered so 
as to comprehend and include all that part of said Town 



418 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

bounded and described as follows, commencing at the flue 
of Henry Demilts Mill, running an easterly course a straight 
line to the middle neck road, to the north west corner of 
James Burtis land, adjoiniiig the land of Edmund Willets, 
thence south, following the highway' on the westerly side 
to Appleby's corner, thence easterly, following the North 
Hempstead and Flushing Turnpike, on the south side of 
said Turnpike, as far as Harris's Hill, thence southerly 
along the west side of the road leading from the aforesaid 
Turnpike to the line of Hempstead Township, at Miueola. 

Election District No. 2, remains unchanged, excepting 
the northwest boundary, which boundary begins at the 
north west corner of James R. Burtis land, adjoining the 
land of Edmund Willf ts, thence an easterly direction to the 
tide waters of Hempstead Harbor (or Boslyn Bay). 

Election District No. 3 of said Town, which has thus 
been created by above mentioned Officers, comprises all 
the land North of the above mentioned line. Commencing 
at the flue of Henry Demilts mill, iTinning in an easterly 
line, following the division line of Willets and Burtis to the 
tide waters of Hempstead Harbor (or Boslyn Bay). 

Dated this the 3d Dav of October 1870. 



Henry D. Remsex, ) Supervisor 
Valentine Downing, / Town Clerk 
Joseph O. Hegeman, ) Assesser. 



Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

( 50 ct ) Town Clerk. 

\ Stamp ) 



This Agreement made this June 1st 1870, between James 
P. Smith, Ephraim Valentine and Edward W. Mott, the 
Commissioners of Highways of the Town of Nojth Hemp- 
stead in the County of Queens ct State of New York, parties 
of the first part, and John Gallagher and John Murray of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 419 

Citj aud County of New York, parties of the second part. 
Witnesseth, that said parties of the first part, liereby grant 
and lease to the parties of the second part, the privilege of 
digging and carrying away sand and gravel from the beach 
on the Shore of Long Island Sound and Sands Point in said 
Town, at a point any where between the mouth of West 
Creek and Sands Point, and so Northwardly to a point 600 
yards Southwardly from the Steam Boat Dock, for the 
term of five years. Commencing on June 1st 1870, and 
ending June 1st 1875. And the parties of the second part 
hereby covenant and agree to pay to the said parties of the 

Page 225. 

first part, for such privilege, the yearly rent, a sum of One 
Hundred dollars, payable in advance, on the first day of 
June in each year, that they said parties of the second part 
shall not let or under let to any person or persons the right 
or privilege hereby granted or any portion thereof, that 
they will not assign this lease or any right themselves to 
any person or persons, that they will not erect any build- 
ing or structure on any part of the said Beach, and that 
they shall not use any jiart of said Beach for any other 
purpose whatever than to dig and carry away sand and 
gravel, sufficient to enable the parties of the second part, 
to fill such contracts as they may have with persons using 
sand and gravel, and if said parties of second part, fail 
to pay said rent or any part thereof, or if the}^ violate 
any of their Covenants herein Contained, such failure or 
violation shall cause the forfeittrre of all rights granted to 
them under this instrument. In witness whereof the said 
parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and 
year first above written. 

John Gallagher (S) 

John Murray (S) 

Sealed and delivered in presence of 

John Mackey 



420 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

In consideriitiou of the letting of the above premises to 
the said Ganagher and Murray, and of one dolhir to me 
paid, I do hereby covenant and agree to and with the parties 
of the first part above named aud their legal re})resenta- 
tives, that if default shall at any time be made by the said 
Gallagher and Murray in the payment of the rent, aud per- 
formance of the Covenants contained on their part to be 
paid and performed, that I will well and trul}- pay the said 
rent or any arrears thereof that may remain with the said 
parties of the first part, aud also such damages that may 
arise in consequence of the nonperformance of said Cove- 
nants or either of them, without requiring notice of any 
such default from the parties of the first part. 

Witness my hand and seal this June 1st 1870. 

Henry A. Peck (S) 
Witness present 

John Mackey. 

( 5 ct I 
( Stamp. 5 

Compared with the original & entered by 

Valentine Doa\tsiing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 226. 

To the Commissioners of Highways ^ 

of the Town of North Hempstead ? 

County of Queens ) 

The undersigned, a person liable to be assessed for High- 
way labor in said Town, aud residing therein, doth hereby 
make application to you to lay out a new Road, of the width 
of three rods, through lands improved, cultivated and other- 
wise, as hereinafter described. Beginning at an angle in 
the Eoad near James P. Smith's, running an easterly course 
through lands of Isaac U. Willets, touching the Highway 
leading from Herricks to Manhasset near James Gibsons, 
thence along said highway to land of Garret Van Wicklen, 
thence through land of said Van Wicklen, thence though 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 421 

land of James F. Hegemau, to a point in the Highway lead- 
ing from the Queens County Court House to Cow Bay, 
thence through land of David Williams, to a point in the 
Highway leading from Mineola to Roslyn, thence through 
land of liichard Albertson, intersecting the track of the 
Long Island Rail Road, about equidistant from Mineola 
and Roslyn, thence through land of David Titus, thence 
through land of Smith Williams, to a point in the highway 
leading from Mineola to Roslyn, thence through land of 
Smith Williams, thence through land of John Firth, to a 
point in the Highway leading from Hempstead to Glen 
Cove, thence along the Highway as now used (from what is 
commonly known as the Guinea Meeting House,) to an 
angle in the road near George Valentines, thence through 
land of Ephraim Valentine, thence through land of John 
Velsor to a point at or near the Old Westbury Post Office, 
making a distance of four (4) miles, be the distance more or 
less, and the subscribers further give notice that on the 18th 
day of June 1870, at two o'clock at the residence of James 
F. Hegeman, twelve reputable freeholders, duly qualified, 
will meet to examine the ground, and certify with respect 
to the necessity and propriety of making the said road. 

Dated June 8th 1870. 

Silas W. Albertson 

James F. Hegeman 



ss. 



County of Queens ^ 
Town of North Hemijstead ^ 

We the undersigned, twelve reputable Free Holders of 
the said Town, not interested ir the lands through which 
the road (in the annexed Notice,) is to be laid, nor of kin to 
any owner thereof, having appeared at the time and place 
specified in said notice, and having been duly sworn well 
and truly to examine and certify in regard to the necessity 
and pro[)]iety of the Highway apj^lied for, and having pro- 
ceeded and personally examined the route of such highway, 
and heard all reasons that were oftered for and against lay- 
ing out the same; do hereby certify that we are of opinion 



422 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

that the hi<^hvvay applied for and described in the annexed 

notice is necessary and proper. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed oiir names 

this 18th day of June 1870. l^uly (^ualitied before nie, 

James P. Smith one of the Commissioners of Highways ior 

the Town of North H(!mpstead. 

Valentine Willis T. N. Bogart 

Thomas B. Birchell David Provost 
Isaac Titus Wm A. Kissam 

Page 227. 

John W. Salt Thomas Mc Kee 

A. Smith J. W. Seaman 

John Breen Samuel Doxsee 

James K. Burtis Samuel Hicks 

Wm H. Downing Silas W. Albertson 
Frederick Bussing. 

A correct copy of the original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



ss. 



County of Queens 
Town of North Hempstead 

James F. Hegeman of the Town of North Hempstead, in 
said County, being duly sworn sayeth, that he caused No- 
tices in writing of which the annexed is a Copy, to be post- 
ed up at three public ])laces in said Town on the 8th day 
of June, being six or more days before the time specified 
therein for the Meeting of the freeholders, one at the Her- 
ricks School House, one at the Hotel near the Queens 
County Court House, and one at the Post Office, Roslyn. 
Sworn and subscribed before James F. Hegeman 

me this 18th day June 1870. 

James P. Smith 
One of the Commissioners of Highways 
for the Town of North Hemjjstead. 

A correct copy of the original 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 423 

At a meeting of the Commissiouerrf of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead and County of Queens, at James 
P. Smith's in said town, on tlie 2'2nd day of September 
1870 ; all the Commissioners having met and deliberated on 
the subject matter of this order, upon the application of 
James F. Hegeman and Silas W. Albertson, residents in 
said Town, and liable to be assessed to work on the High- 
ways therein, for the laying out of the Highway hereafter 
to be described, aud on the certificate of twelve reputal)le 
freeholders of said town, convened and duly sworn after 
due pul)lic notice as required by the statute, certifying that 
such Highway is necessary and proper, and notice in writ- 
ing of at least three days having been given in due form of 
Law to occupants or owners of the lands through which 
such highway is to run, that the undersigned Commissioners 
would meet at this time & placw, to decide on the applica- 
tion aforesaid ; and we having heard all reasons offered for 
and against laying out such highway, it is ordered, deter- 
mined and certified that a Public Highway shall be, and 
the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to said application 
whereof a survey has been made, and is as follows. 

Beginning at an Angle in the Highway which passes by 
the Dwelling House of James P. Smith, said point or angle 
being distant from an other point taken in range with the 
easterly side of the dwelling house of said James P. Smith, 
and 22 85-100 feet from the south easterly corner of said 
dwelling S 77" 55' East 274 feet. Running from said point 
and place of beginning S 77° 55' E 594^ feet to a point dis- 
tant 10 5-100 feet south easterly of centre of locust 2^ 
inches in diameter, and 9 feet southardly of centre of locust 
2 inches in diameter. Thence S 69"^ 20' East 142 feet, to a 

Page 228. 

point distant 5 55-100 feet westerly of centre of locust 2 
inches in diameter, and 10 feet south easterly of centre of 
locust 3 inches in diameter. Thence S GO" 20' E 285^ 
feet, to a point distant 108^ feet southeasterly of centre of 



4:24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN HECORDS. 

■svliitc -wood 7 iuclius in diameter, and 93 3-10 feet soutliardly 
of centre of chestuut 14 inches in diameter. Tlieuce S 85" 34' 
E 3267 feet, to a point on the westerly side of the Highway 
which passes by the dwelling house of Isaac U. Willets 
and Patrick Gibson, and said line produced will strike 
1 8-10 feet North of centre of locust Tree marked on 
North side, and standing on easterly side of aforesaid 
Highway, said line is to be the North line of a three 
rod highway, and is all through the land of Isaac U. Wil- 
lets, then beginning at the centre of a locust post stand- 
ing on the easterl}- side of the highway which leads by the 
dwellings of I. U. Willets, P. Gibson and G. Yan Sicklen, 
and on the division line between the lands of the said G. 
Van Wickleu and G. Valentine, said point being distant 
9 85-100 feet Soutliardly of centre of locust 15 in in diame- 
ter, 23 55-100 feet Northwardly of centre of locust 8 in in 
diameter and G3 feet Westerly of centre of cherry 18 in in 
diameter, running thence H 87" 19' E 1087 9-10 feet, 
to a })oint on the division line between the lands of G. Van 
Sicklen and J. F. Hegeman, thence N 86" 50' E 155 4-10 
feet, thence N 74" 47' E 1071 ft, thence N 86" 22' E 357 feet, 
to a point on the easterly side of the Highway passing by 
the dwelling house of J. F. Hegeman, and distant 7 6-10 ft 
North easterly of Maple 1 inch in diameter, and 10 5-10 ft 
south westerly of centre of pear 2^ in in diameter, and 41 
ft Westerly of centre of Cherry 10 in in diameter, thence N 
85° 38' E 2417 ft, to the Westerly side of the highway lead- 
ing by the dwelling house of Richard Albertson to Mineola, 
the last course and distance being through land of David 
Williams, excepting a small angular piece taken from the 
garden of J. F. Hegeman, and said point being distant 
30 2-10 ft easterly of centre of hickory 4 in in diameter, and 
15 5-10 feet South easterly of centre of white oak 4 in in 
diameter, thence N 80" 51' E 2240 feet, through the lands 
of Eichard Albertson and Samuel Willets, to a point dis- 
tant 5 75-100 ft South Easterly of centre of Hickory 3 in in 
diameter, and 6 5-10 feet south westerly of centre of hickory 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 425 

4 iu in diameter, tlieuce N 72" 27' E 724f feet, to a point 
distant 3^ ft westerly of centre of chestnut 1 ft in diameter? 
tlience N 86° 47' e"^343 ft, to a point distant 2 65-100 ft 
easterly of centre of White Oak 3 in in diameter, and 11 8-10 
ft south westerly of centre of Hickory 4 in iu diameter, 
thence N 56« 17' E 277^ ft, to the centre of a locust post 
standing on the division line between the lands of Silas W. 
.All)ertsou and D. N. Titus, and the last three courses are 
through the lands of D. N. Titus and Smith Williams, thence 
N. 36" 28' E 124 ft, thence North 35° 50' E 73 7-10 ft, thence 
N 45° 53' E 34 feet, to a point 10 8-10 feet southeasteily of 
centre of Pear 5 iu iu diameter, and 28 4-10 feet south west- 
erly of centre, of Pear 15 in in diameter, thence N 53° 9' E 
27ft, to a point distant 5 1-10 ft southardly of centre of 
pear 15 in, and 28 7-10 ft south westerly of centre of locust? 
and the last line if produced Avould strike about 2 inches 
on the south easterly corner of the Barn of Silas AV. Albert- 
son, thence south 79° 31' E 1215^ ft, through laud of Silas 
W. Albertson, to land of John Firth, and a point distant 
16 4-10 ft southardly of ceutre of Apple 4 iu in diameter, 
and 28 5-10 ft south easterly of centre of Apple 3 in in 
diameter, and 28;^ feet south westerly of centre of apple 4 
in in diameter. Thence S 76° 47' E 413 feet, through land of 
John Firth, and to a poiut distant 11 feet southardly of 

Page 229. 

centre of white oak 25 in in diameter, and 17 1-10 feet south 
westerly of centre of chestnut 9 in in diameter, tlience con- 
tinuing through land of J. Firth N 77° 26' E 2196 feet, cross- 
ing the centre of a Stone Monument standing at the North 
westerly corner of the woodland of Dr. Treadwell, and 
through a point of woodland of Wm E. Townsend, to the 
south side of the present road leading to Ephraim Valen- 
tine's. Thence through lands of George Valentine, deceased, 
and Ephraim Valentine N 88° 05' E 1241 feet, thence S 
81° 37' E 580 feet, to a point distant 78 feet southeasterly 
of south East corner of Barn of Ephraim Valentine. Thence 



420 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

S 85° 04' E 1540^ feet, to the easterly line of the \vootll;iu(l 
of Kobert Titus, aud a point distant 1 15-100 feet soutbard- 
ly of centre of wbite oak 1^ in iu diameter, and 5 35-100 
feet Nortb Easterly of centre of black oak one foot in diam- 
eter, and 7 5-10 feet easterly of centre of white oak 4 in in 
diameter. Thence S 85" 25' E 934^ feet, to a point distant 
64 1-10 feet Northeasterly' of centre of white oak 1) in in 
diameter, and 21 2-10 feet south westerly of centre of white 
oak 8 in iu diameter. Thence N 69" 54"^ E 399f feet, to a 
point on the westerly side of the highway at Old AVestbury, 
aud said point being distant 3 6-10 ft south easterly of cen- 
tre of white oak 25 in in diameter, and 41 7-10 feet north 
westerly of centre of white oak 20 inches in diameter, aud 102f 
feet North Westerly of the North West corner of Black Smith 
Shop of Jobn Yelsor, the last two courses are through the 
land of John Velsor. The foregoing is to be a Northardly 
liue of a three rod Highway, (excepting at the point where 
the Highway crosses the Rail Road running from Mineola to 
Glen Cove), and there the Highway is to be increased in width 
in the following mauuer. Namely by a triangle added to 
the Southardly side of said Highway, the altitude of which 
is two rods south of the Southardly side of said Highway, 
'measured in the centre of the Rail Road track, aud the base 
of which is to be twelve rods, measuring six rods each way 
from the centre of said Rail Road track, and on the south- 
ardly side of said Highwa}-. 

Witness our hands this 20th Day of October 1870. 

James P, Smith ) Commissioners of 

Ephraim Valentine > Highways for the Town 
Edward W. Mott )* of North Hem})stead. 

Singleton L. Mitchell, Surveyor. 

Compared with the original aud entered 

by Valentine Downing 
October 20th 1870. Town Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 427 

Page 230. 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in the Town of North 
Hempstead, at the House of John Ruland, Manhasset, on 
tuesday April 4th 1871. 

Present Francis Skillman, Leonard A. Seaman, David 
Provost and Wessell S. Smith, Justices of the Peace, and 
Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

The report of the Trustees of the Jones Fund for the year 
ending April 1st 1871, was read and approved, and ordered 
on file. 

Resolved — that the foregoing sums be raised by tax on 
taxable property of the town of North Hempstead, for the 
following purposes. Viz., 

The sum of three Hundred and fifty dollars be raised to 
pay interest on Walter P. Jones bequest. 

The sum of two hundred dollars be raised to pay one 
half of Keeper of Poor House, salary. 

The sum of two hundred dollars be raised for Commis- 
sioners of Highways, for the purpose of repairing Roads 
and Bridges. 

The sum of six Hundred Dollars be raised for Overseers 
of the Poor of the Town of North Hempstead, for tempor- 
ary relief, or out of door Poor. 

The following Officers were elected for the ensuing year. 

Henry D. Remsen, Supervisor. Valentine Downing, 
Town Clerk. John H. Allen, Collector. Samuel V. Sear- 
ing, Justice of the Peace, full term. Francis Skillman to 
till vacancy. Oscar B. Willis, Commissioner of Highways. 
Robert Titus, Assessor (full term.) Ansel H. Conklin ( to 
fill vacancy.) Leonard Thome and Adrian Van Nostrand, 
Overseers of the Poor. John E. Allen, Thomas Fay, James 
Gillespie, Barney Powers and Townsend S. Jackson, Con- 
stables. Peter Dickinson, Sealer of Weights and Measures. 
Adrian Van Nostrand and Samuel V. Searing, Inspectors of 
Election in District No. 1. Samuel Willets, appointed. 



428 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

Diivid D. Kiil)j and Silas T. YaleDtine, Inspectors of Elec- 
tion in District No. 2. Albert Thonias, appointed. Henry 
D. Hall and James M. Sniitli, Inspectois of Election in 
District No. 3, and John H. Tread well, ap])ointed. 

Francis Skillman "] j ,. 

Wessell S. Smith { 'J^^^^/'^s 
T * CI r oi tlie 
Leonard A. Seaman f ^ 

David Provost J ^ *^^^^ 

Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 231. 

To the Hon. John J. Armstrong 

County Judge of Queens County 
We, David Williams, Richard Albertson, David N. Titus, 
Smith Williams, John Firth, John Velsor, severally of the 
town of North Hempstead, in said County, conceiving our- 
selves aggrieved by the determination of the Commissioners 
of Highways of the town of North Hempstead, in said County, 

made on the day of October 1870, in laying out a High- 

w^ay in said town. Beginning at an angle in the Highway 
which passes by the dwelling House of James P. Smith at or 
near Lakeville, and near said dwelling House, and terminat- 
ing about 102f feet northward from the northeast corner of 
the Blacksmith Shop of John Velsor, at or near Westbury 
( a more particular description of said road is hereto an- 
nexed, and referred to, as a part of this appeal,) on the ap- 
plication of Silas W. Albertson and James F. Hegeman, do 
hereby appeal from the said determination of the said Com- 
missioners, and pray the ai:)pointment of referees, according 
to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided, 
to hear and determine our said appeal. The grounds npon 
which this appeal is made are among others. That the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 429 

public convenience does not need or require the same. That 
the road runs for a hirge i^ortion of the distance, parallel 
with and in close proximity to other public roads already 
laid out. That the said road will subject the Town to a 
very large and unnecessary expense, in the opening and 
working of said road, and land damages. That the route 
selected and adopted by the said Commissioners might be 
slightly changed at some points without public inconvenience 
or detriment, while such change would materially diminish 
the cost and expense of the same, to wit, to the extent of 
several thousands of dollars. That the said road is laid 
out for a portion of the way through an orchard of more 
than four (4) years growth, without the consent of the owji- 
er. That this appeal is brought to reverse so much of the 
determination of the Commissioners as lays out that part of 
the proposed road which runs to the east of the Highway 
running in front of the dwelling Houses of Isaac U. Willets 
and P. Gibson, and generally known as the Herricks road. 

Dated November 17th 1870. 

John Velsor 

David Williams 

David N. Titus 

Smith Williams 

John Firth 

KiCHARD AlRERTSON 

Per William H. Onderdonk 

To James P. Smith, Ephraim Valentine and Edward W. 
Mott. Commissioners of Highways of the Town of North 
Hempstead, Queens County. 

You will take notice that the undersigned have appealed 
to the County Judge of Queens County, from the determina- 
tion made l)y you on the day of October 1870, laying out a 

Page 232. 

highway in said town; beginning at an angle in the highway 
which runs by the dwelling house of James P, Smith, dis- 



430 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

taut from a ]ioint taken in range witli the easterly side of 
the dwelling house of said James P, Smith, and 22 83-100 
feet from the sontli easterly corner of said dwelling 8 77" 
55' East 274 feet, and terminating at a point on the westerly 
side of the highway at old Westbnry, said jioint being dis- 
tant 3 6-10 feet south eastardly of centre of white Oak 25 in 
in diameter, and 41 7-10 (vet north westerly of centre of 
white oak 20 in in diameter, and 102^ feet northwesterly of 
the northwest corner of the Blacksmiths shop of John 
Velsor. 

That the said appeal is l)ronght to reverse so mneli of 
your determination as laj^s oat that part of the said road, 
which runs to the east of the Highway running in front of 
the dwelling houses of Isaac IT. AVillets and P. Gibson, and 
known as the Herricks Road, and is brought on the follow- 
ing grounds. 

That the pul)lic convenience does not need or require the 
said road. 

That the said road runs for a large portion of the distance 
parallel with and in close proximity to other public roads 
already laid out. 

That the said road will subject the town to a very large 
and unnecessary Expense in the opening and working said 
road, and land damages. 

That the route selected and adopted by the Commission- 
ers, might be slightly changed at some points, without pub- 
lic inconvenience or detriment. While such change would 
materially diminish the cost and expense of the same, to 
wit, to the extent of several thousands of dollars. 

That the said road is laid out for a portion of the way 
through an Orchard of more than four years growth, Avith- 
out the consent of the owner. 

Dated November 22nd 1870. 

Signed 
John Velsor Smith Williams 

David Williams John Firth 
David N. Titus Piichard Albertson 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 431 

In the matter of the Highway in 
the Town of North Hempstead from 
James P. Smith's to Westbury. 

David Williams, Richard Albertson, David N. Titus, 
Smith AVilliams, John Firth and John Velsor, all of the 
Town of North Hempstead, Queens County, having ap- 
pealed from the determination of the Commissioners of 
Highways of said Town, dated the ... day of October 
1870, in laying out a highway in said Town, which said 
highway is particularly described in the petition of appeal 
hereto annexed, and sixty days having elapsed after such 
determination has been filed in the Office of the Town 
Clerk of said Town. 

I John J. Armstrong, County Judge of Queens County, 
and to whom the said appeal was addressed, do hereby, pur- 
suant to the statute in such cases made and provided, ap- 
point James B. Pearsall, Daniel Underhill and George S. 
Downing, all of the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, 
they being three disinterested freeholders who have not 
been named by the parties interested in the appeal, as Ref- 

Page 233. 

eree to hear and determine the said appeal in relation to 
the said determination of the said Commissioners. 

Given under my hand this 23rd day of December 1870. 

John J. Armstrong 
County Judge of 
Queens County. 

In the matter of the Highway in ) 
the Town of North Hempstead from > 
James P. Smith's to Westbury. ) 

AVe the undersigned, James B. Pearsall, Daniel Uuder- 
hill and George S. Downing, referees appointed to deter- 
mine the appeal of David Williams, Richard Albertson and 
others, from the order of the Commissioners of Highways, 
laying out the above described Highways, dated the .... 



432 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

day of October 1870, do severall}-, solemnly and sincerely 
affirm and declare that we will faithfully hear and deter- 
mine the said appeal referred to us. 

Affirmed before me this James B. Pearsall 

8th day of February 1871. Daniel Undeuhill 

George S. Downing 
Benjamin W. Downing 

Notary Public. 

In the matter of the Highway from 
James P. Smith's to Westbury. 

Queens County ss. 

Whereas, on the 22nd day of November A. D. 1870, 
Richard Albertson, David AVilliajns, Smith Williams, David 
N. Titus, John Firth and John Velsor, all of the Town of 
North Hempstead, in Queens County, appealed to the Hon. 
John J. Armstrong, County Judge of said County, from the 
order and determination of James P. Smith, Ephraim Val- 
entine and Edward W. Mott, Commissioners of Highways 
of said town, contained in their order for the laying out of 
a Highway on the .... day of October A. D. 1870, from 
James P. Smith to Westbury, a copy of which is hereto 
annexed, also a copy of the said appeal, which being taken 
east of the Herricks road, and wdiereas, we the undersigned 
having been duly appointed by the said County Judge 
Eeferees to hear and determine the said appeal, attended 
at the Hotel of John Charlick in the said Town of North 
Hempstead, on the 8th day of February A. D. 1871 at 10 
o'clock in the forenoon, in pursuance of notice duly given 
to the said Commissioners, and to the said Richard Albert- 
son, David Williams and others, the appellants above 
named, according to the Statute in such case made and 

Page 234. 

provided, to hear the proofs and allegations of the parties, 
and view the premises through which said Road is to 
run, and whereas, such hearings having been had in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 483 

the premises from time to time until the date hereof, 
and the premises through which said road runs having been 
viewed. Now therefore, we do hereby adjiidge, decide and 
determine that the order and determination of the said 
Commissioners of Highways from the Herricks Road East, 
until it strikes the west side -of the Highway leading from 
Mineola to Roslyn by the house of Richard Albertson, be 
confirmed. That the said Order and determination of the 
said Commissioners of Highways from this point east be 
modified as follows ; running thence S 77" 13'. East 2133 
feet until it strikes a stake on the east side of the Rail Road, 
known as the Smith Williams' route, thence following this 
route N 84" 13' East about 1350 feet until it strikes the 
west side of another Road or Highway running from Mine- 
ola to Roslyn, by the House of Smith Williams, and that 
the remainder of the said order and determination of the 
said Commissioners of Highways from the said Highway 
by said Williams, East to Westbury, be reversed, and the 
surveyed line from the road by Richard Albertsons to the 
road by Smith Williams, be the North side of said High- 
way, and said Highway be of the width of three Rods. 
Dated May 24th 1871. 

George S. Downing 



James B. Pearsall '' 

Compared with the original and entered by 
Roslyn, May 26th 1871. Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



To the Commissioners of Highways of the } 
town of North Hempstead, Queens County. ^ 

The undersigned, persons liable to be assessed for high- 
way labor in said town, do hereby make application to you 
to lay out alter or regulate the highway leading from Oliver 
AVeeks blacksmith shop, northerly to the Duck Cove Road, 
or to the Oysterbay line. The road, or its alteration, pass- 
es through or l)y the lands of Oliver Weeks, The Heirs of 



434 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Mrs. Richard S. Willis, Steplion Tuber, Siii<rleton M. Mott 
and Elislia Mott. 

Dated at Roslyii May 12tli 1871. 

Charles Smith, Jacob M. Kirby, Thomas Clapham, Wil- 
let Titus, Washington Losee, lto])ert Hicks, John S. Hicks, 
William M. Valentine, Wm H. Smith, I). D; Kirby, Alvah 
Brooks, Jonathan Conklin, John Firth, H. B. Vaudeventer 
Daniel Bogart, Mj-ers Valentine, Warren S. W^ilkej, H. W. 
Eastman, Fnrmau Field, W. C. Bryant. 

 

Page 235. 

The undersigned. Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, hav- 
ing met at the dwelling house of Singleton Mott in said 
town, to decide upon the application of Charles Smith, 
Jacob M. Kirb}', Thomas Clapham, Wm C. Bryant and others, 
residents of said Town and liable for highway labor there- 
in, for the alteration of the road leading from Oliver Weeks 
Blacksmith shop Northerly to the Duck Cove road, or to 
the Oysterbay line. All the Commissioners having l)eeu 
duly notified to attend this meeting of the Commissioners 
for the purpose of deliberating on the subject of this order. 
All present do hereby order that the line of the said road be, 
and the same is hereby, so altered as to run from a point 
or stake at the South west corner of the Blacksmith Shop 
on the Northwardly side of the Highway leading from 
Roslyn by the House of Oliver Weeks, running thence N 
13° 40' E 15G0^ feet to a ]3oint on the dividing line between 
the lands of Oliver Weeks and Singleton Mott, thence N 3° 
15' E 280f feet to a point in the fence in front of S. Mott's 
house, said point being distant 83|^ feet from the south 
west corner of said house, and in range with the south side 
of the same. Thence N 5° 45' W 696^ feet to a point in 
the dividing line l^etween Singleton Mott and Elisha Mott, 
thence N 22 W until it strikes the boundary line between 
the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay. the line 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 435 

here described is the Easterly side of said road, which road 
is three rods wide westerly of said line. 

Signed this 5th day of Sep't 1871. 

James P. Smith | Commissioners of 
Oscar B. Willis >• Highways of the Town 
Edward W. Mott ) of N. Hempstead. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 
Roslyu Sep't 13th 1871. Town Clerk. 



Whereas, the undersigned Joseph I). Armstrong, Richard 
Valentine and Ansel H. Conkliu, were appointed by an 
order of the Connty Court of County of Queens, made on 
the 2d day of October 1871, on the application of James P. 
Smith, Edward W. Mott and Oscar B. Willis, Commission- 
ers of highways of the town of North Hempstead, in said 
County, Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned 
by the laying oiit of a highway in said town; beginning at 
the angle in the highway East of the house of James P. 
Smith, thence running through land of Isaac U. Willets to 
the road leading from Herricks to Manhasset, which high- 
way passes through land of Isaac IT. Willets, and was laid 
out by the Commissioners of highways of the said Town by 
an order dated October 12th 1870. 

Now therefore, we the said Commissioners having taken 
the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution, and having 
all met and acted on the matter committed to us, at the 
residence of Isaac U. Willets in said Town, this 13tli day of 
October 1871, pursuant to a notice from said Commissioners 

Page 236. 

of highways of at least six days according to law, and hav- 
ing taken a view of the premises and heard the parties and 
such witnesses as have been offered before us, do therefore 
determine and assess the damages required to be assessed 



430 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

oil the said lii«^liway as follows; the damage of Isaac U. 
Willets at Seven Hundred & Mtj dollars. 

Witness our hands this 24th day of October 1871. 

Richard Valentine 
Ansel H. Conklin 
Joseph D. Armstrong 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 
Dated Roslyu October 27th 1871. 

To the undersigned, the Commissioners of Highwa3S of 
the Town of North Hempstead, in Queens County. 

The undersigned, residents and freeholders in the said 
town, respectfully request and petition that the public road, 
or higliAvay, in said town running from the road leading 
from Manhasset to Hempstead in a Avesterly direction, in 
front of the house of Joseph D. Armstrong to the east fence 
of the Court House, be closed and discontinued as a public 
highway. 

Dated February 6th 1872. 

John A. Searing Hiram Weeks 

Joshua W. Powell Thomas W. Albertson* 

George Allen Charles M. Cornell 

George H. Horsfield Smith Williams 

Isaac U. Willets Scudder White 

Elias C. Everitt R. P. Wiggins 

P. AViGGiNs Smith Pine 

The Sul)scril)ers, disinterested freeholders of the town of 
North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, having met at 
the Dwelling House of Joseph D. Armstrong in said town, 
in pursuance of a summons from the Commissioners of 
Highways of the said town, to examine and certify' in regard 
to the propriety of discontinuing the highway from the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 437 

road leading from Hempstead to Manliasset, commenc- 
ing at the main House, (South East corner) of Joseph 
D. Armstrong (formerly Daniel Sealy) bearing S 45° East 
105 feet, to point and place of beginning, running thence 
along the southerly side of the old road S 68" West 
423 ft, thence South 51" West 36 7-10 feet. Thence N 12|" 
West 103 4-10 feet to a point at the intersection of the 
easterly line of the Court House property with the South- 
erly line of Joseph D. Armstrong, it being the Northerly 
line of said road, and running thence easterly along the 

Page 237. 
northerly side of said road to the westerly side of high- 
way leading from Hempstead to Manliasset; and having 
been duly sworn, and having viewed said road, do there- 
fore certify that we are of Opinion that the same is useless 
and unnecessary. In witness whereof we have hereto set 
our hands this 23rd day of February 1872. 

George H. Hoesfield James Van Wyck 
Smith Pine Silas W. Albertson 

Smith Williams Eichard P. Wiggins 

Platt Wiggins Charles N. Cornell 

Elias C. Everitt Thomas W. Albertson 

ScuDDER White Joshua W. Powell 

George Allen John A. Searing 

At a meeting of the Comnassioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, and County of Queens, at the 
Dwelling House of Joseph D. Armstrong in said town, on 
the 23 day of February 1872, all the Commissioners hav- 
ing met and deliberated on the subject of this order upon 
the application of Joseph D. Armstrong of said town, for 
the discontinuance of the road hereinafter described, and 
on the certificate of twelve disinterested freeholders duly sum- 
moned and sworn, who have in due form certitied that said 
road is useless and unnecessary, and the said Commis- 
sioners having caused a survey of said road to be made as 
follows. 



438 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Comniencins^ at the south East corner of the uiain House 
of Joseph D. Arinstron<r (foriuerlj Daniel Sealy,) thence 
running S 45" East 105 feet, to a point which is the begin- 
ning of said road, thence running S 68" West 423 feet, 
thence S 51" West 36 7-10 feet, thence North 12|" West 
103 4-10 feet, to a point in the line between the Court House 
land, and land of the said Jose])h D. Armstrong, thence 
Easterly along the North side f)f said road to the west line 
of the road leading from Hempstead to Mauhasset ; it is 
ordered and determined by the said Commissioners that the 
said road be, and the same is, hereby discontinued. 

in witness whereof we have hereto set our hands this 
27th day of February 1S72. 

James P. Smith j Commissioners 
Edward W. Mott V of 

Oscar B. Willis ) Highways. 

The above a coriect Copy of the original, entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 238. 

To the County Court of Queens County. 
AVhereas, the Commissioners of Highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, in the said Coiuity, by an order dated 
Sept'r 5th 1871, have laid out a highway in said town, 
beginning at a point On the northerly side of the highway 
leading from Roslyn by the house of Oliver Weeks, running 
thence N 13° 40' E 1560^^ feet, to a point in the dividing 
line between the lands of Oliver Weeks and Singleton Mott, 
thence North 3° 15' E 280f feet, to a point in the fence in front 
of Singleton Mott's House, said point being distant 83^ 
feet from the South West corner of said house, and in range 
with the south side of the same, thence N 5" 45' West (i^iid} 
feet, to a |)oint on the dividing line between Singleton Mott 
and Elislia Mott, thence North 22" West until it strikes the 
boundary line between North Hempstead and Oyster Bay. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 439 

Now, therefore we the undersigned, Commissioners of 
Highways of the said Town, do hereby apply for the ap- 
pointment of Commissioners to assess the damages occa- 
sioned by the laying out of said Highway, pursuant to the 
statute in such cases made and provided. 

dated this 2(3th day of February 1872. 

James P. Smith 1 Commissioners 
Oscar B. Willis v of 

Edward W. Mott ) Highways. 



In pursuance of the statute in such cases made and pro- 
vided, & upon the ajjplication of James P. Smith, Oscar B. 
Willis & Edward W. Mott, Commissioners of Highways of 
the Town of North Hempstead, dated Feb'y 26th 1872. I, 
John J. Armstrong, County Judge of Queens County, do 
hereby appoint David D. Kirby, Silas Albertson & Francis 
Skillman, all of said Town, Commissioners to assess the 
damages occasioned by the laying out of the highway men- 
tioned in the foregoing application. 

Dated Feb'y 26th 1872. 

John J. Armstrong 
County Judge of 
Queens County. 

Wliereas, the undersigned, David D. Kirby, Silas W. 
A]l)ertson & Francis Skillman were appointed by an order of 
the County Court of the County of Queens made on the 26th 
day of February 1872, on the application of James P. Smith, 
Oscar B. Willis & Edward W. Mott, Commissioners cf High- 
ways of the town of North Hempstead, in said County, 
Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned by the 
laying out of a Highway in the said town, beginuing at a 
point on the North side of the highway leading from Roslyn 
by the House of Oliver Weeks, running thence North 
13° 40' East 15601 feet, to a point in the dividing line 
between the lands of Oliver Weeks and Singleton Mott, 



440 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

theiice North 3" 15' East 280f feet, to a pc^iut iu the fence 

Page 239. 

ill front of Singleton Mott's house, said point being distant 
83^ feet from the sontli west corner of said house, and in 
range of the south side of the same, thence N 5" 45' West 
61)(>;[ feet, to a point in the dividing line between Singleton 
Mott and Elisha Mott, thence North 22" West until it strikes 
the Town line between North Hemjjstead and Oyster Bay, 
which higliAvay pass6s through the lands of Oliver Weeks, 
Mrs. Cairnes Estate, Stephen Taber, Singleton Mott & 
Elisha Mott, and was laid out by the Commissioners of 
highways of the said toAvii by an order dated Sept'r 5th 1871. 
Now therefore, we the said Commissioners, having taken 
the Oath of Office prescribed by the Constitution, and having 
met and acted on the matter committed to us, at the resi- 
dence of Oliver Weeks in said town, this 8th day of March 
1872, ])ursuant to a Notice from said Commissioners of 
Highways of at least six days according to law, and having 
taken a view of the premises, and heard the parties and 
such witnesses as have been offered before us, do there 
upon determine and assess the damages required to be as- 
sessed on the said Highway as follows. 

We assess the damage of Oliver Weeks at the sum of One 
hundred and five dollars. 

Witness our hands this Eighth day of March 1872. 

F. Skillman 
S. W. Albertson 
David D. Kirby 

Compared with the original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, at the 
dwelling house of James Van Wyck in said town, on the 
29th day of February 1872, all the Commissioners having 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 441 

met and deliberated on the subject matter of this order, 
upon the application of James Yan Wyck & Silas W. Al- 
bertson, residents of said toAvn and liable to be assessed for 
highway labor therein, for the laying out the highway here- 
inafter to be described. 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of the highway 
leading from Flushing and North Hempstead turnpike to 
Mineola, and at the south easterly corner of the door yard 
fence of the Estate of Mrs. Charity Ellison, Dec'd, running 
thence N 86" W 251^ feet, thence S 82" 10' W 14151 feet, 
through cleared land of the said Charity Ellison, deceased, 
thence S 71" 05' W 605 7-10 feet, through wood land of the 
said Ellison's estate to land of Jacob Williams, thence S 
86" 30' W 1779 feet, through his land and to the westerly 
side of the Searingtown road (3) rods north of James Van 
Wyck's line, thence S 88" 51' W 1195 feet, through land of 
John Pearsall to a point on the division line between said 
Pearsall and James Van Wyck, thence S 56" 09' W 1122 
feet, to a point in the land of Samuel Doxsey, said point 

Page 240. 
being S 39" 46' East 198 3-10 feet from the South East cor- 
ner of the tenement house of said Samuel Doxsey, thence 
S 56" 09' W 1158^ feet, through land of the said Samuel 
Doxsey, to the easterly side of the Herricks road leading to 
Maidiasset from the Court House, and at the North West 
corner t)f Burying Ground laid out hj the Town of North 
Heni})stead in 1870. 

We having heard all reasons offered for and against lay- 
ing out of said road, it is ordered determined and certified, 
that a public highway shall be, and the same is hereby laid 
out, pursuant to said application as above surveyed, said 
line to be the North line of said road, which is to be three 
rods wide. 

Witness oui- hands this 21st day of March 1872. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 
OscAK B. Willis > Highways of 
Edwakd W. Mott ) North Hempstead. 



4-42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

a correct copy of the original, and entered b}^ 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



At the annual Town Meeting held in the toMU of North 
Hempstead at the house of Jacob Giveus in the village of 
Eosljn, on Tuesday April 2nd 1872. 

Present, Francis Skillinan, Wessel S. Smith and Samuel 
V. Searing, Justices of the Peace, and Valentine Downing, 
Town Clerk. 

The annual report of the Trustees of Jones Institute, 
was presented and read, ap})roYed and ordered on file. 

Resolved — that the sum of Three Hundred Dollars of 
the surplus money now in the hands of the Supervisor, be 
paid by him to the Overseers of the Poor, for the support 
of the Poor in the Town for the ensuing year. 

Resolved — that the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised by tax, to offset the interest on the Walter R. 
Jones bequest of Oyster Bay. 

Resolved — that the sum of Two hundred Dollars be 
raised by tax, for one half of Keepers Salarj' of Jones 
Institute. 

Resolved — that the sum of Two hundred Dollars be 
raised by tax, to be used by the Commissioners of High- 
ways for the repairs of Roads and Bridges in the Town for 
the ensuing year. 

Resolved — that the Tax paid b^^ Mrs. Hannah Mitchell 
under protest on Four Thousand Dollars of the Five thou- 
sand Dollars assessed to her, be returned by the Super- 
visor, said Four thousand Dollars being an erroneous assess- 
ment. 

Resolved — that the tax of one -43-100 Dollars paid by 

Page 241. 

Isaac Hults under protest, (it being an erroneous assess- 
ment,) be returned by the Supervisor. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 443 

Resolved — That it shall not be lawful for any person to 
take from any of the shores or flats in and adjacent to the 
Bays and Harbors in the Town of North Hempstead ; or 
have in possession to exceed one half Bushel of long or 
soft shell clams at one time, during the Months of May, 
June, July, August, September and October, in each and 
every year. 

Resolved — that any person who shall knowingly and wil- 
fully violate the provision of the preceeding Resolution, 
shall for each offense be subject to a fine not to exceed 
Twenty Five Dollars, or to imprisonment not to exceed 
thirty days; and the Supervisor of the ToAvn is hereby 
authorised, empowered and required to prosecute all Otienses 
against aforesaid Resolution. 

The following Officers were elected for the ensuing year. 
Henry T>. Remsen, Supervisor 
Valentine Downing, Town Clerk 
James L. Baxfer, Justice of the Peace 
Joseph Edgar Firth, Collector 
Thomas Mott, Assessor 

John H. Treadwell, Commissioner of Highways 
Adrian Onderdonk and Stephen R. Hicks, Trustees of 
Jones Fund. John B. Remsen and George K. Dodge, 
Overseers of the Poor. Wni A. Allen, Seider of Weights 
and measures. Samuel Willets and Singleton L. Mitchell 
were elected Inspectors t)f Election in District No. 1, and 
James S. Carpenter, appointed. Isaac H. Cocks and Na- 
thaniel M. Terry were Elected Inspectors of Election in 
District No. 2, and David D. Kirby was appointed. Edward 
J. Fearon and Allen H. Baxter were Elected Inspectors of 
Election in District No. 3, and James M. Smith was 
appointed. 

John Houser, Isaac Hults, William Pride, Alvali Brooks 
and Cornelius V. Seaman were elected Constables. 

Francis Skillman ) Justices 
Samuel V. Searing > of the 
Wessell S. Smith ) Peace. 
Valentine Downing Town Clerk. 



444 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Com]iare(l with the c)ri<j;in;il and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 242. 

To the HoJiorable Members of the Board of Commission- 
ers of Piil)lic Highways of the Town of North Hempstead. 

We the undersigned. Petitioners of the aforesaid town, 
of Road District No. 34 Westbiiry. Do humbly ask yonr 
aid in laying out and straightening the Highway leading 
from Westbury Depot to Jericho turnpike, known as the 
"Brush Hollow" road. 

Dated Westbury April 9th 1872. 

Daniel O'Connor William O'Connor 

Daniel Kinsely Benjamin H. Mollineux 

Stryker Covert Henry Rudyard 

Frederick Meyer George Knoblauth 

John Seaman Patrick Crowley 

Jacob Simpson Wm Laton 

Daniel Rivilighn Michael Broderick 

Thomas Muhny Richard Powell 

A. W. Hendrickson Oliver Losee 
Eppenetus Lewis 



The undersigned. Commissioners of Highways of the 
Town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, having 
met on the premises in said towm, to decide on the applica- 
tion of Richard Powell & others, residents of said town and 
liable to be assessed for highway labor therein, for the lay- 
ing out and regulating, straightening and opening of said 
road to its proper width; all the said Commissioners being 
present and having deliberated on the subject of this order, 
do hereby order that the lines of said road be and the same is 
hereby altered according to the survey hereunto annexed. 

Beginning at a Locust Stake in the centre of said High- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 445 

way on or near the Oyster Bay Town line, and distant 
243 73-100 feet in a Course bearing 8 33" 48' East from tlie 
N. Westerly angle of the foundation of Berrymans house, 
and running from said stakes S 40° 29' West 1870 21-100 
feet, to the Centre of a road running Southerly, thence S 
54" 59' W 895 49-100 feet, thence 8 49i" W 1217 91-100 
feet, thence 8 43" 35' W 693 13-100 feet, thence 8 58" 57 ' 
W 922 16-100 feet, to a locust stake which is distant 
160 32-100 feet from the north easterly corner of Richard 
Powells tenant house, in a course bearing north 46^° West, 
Thence 8 46" 36' West 297 23-100 ft, to the westerly 
line of the highway leading from the Jericho Turnpike 
past the residence of Richard Powell to the plains, thence 
8 45" 37' West 926 70-100 ft, to the westerly line of 
Highway that leads past the house of Aaron Roe to the 
plains, said line is fixed by a locust stake that is distant 
from South westerly angle of the Ba]itist Chvirch (Colored) 
242 32-100 feet, in a course bearing north 12" 59' West. 
Thence South 47" 1' West 1371 79-100 feet, to the westerly 
line of the Newbridge road, thence 8 50" 41' West 808 26- 
100 feet, the aforesaid bearing and distances up to this 
point (which is marked "J" on the accompanying Map, 
and is a little West of the dwelling of Patrick O'Connor, 
deceased,) are along the centre of the highway which up to 
this is the width of three rods (3 rods). Thence S 79" 25' 
West 962 52-100 feet, along the North line of the highway 
starting at point "K", which is on a right angle with the 
rail road track and Point "J", and distant from the centre 

Page 243. 

between the rails of the track 103 25-100 ft, this making the 
road the breadth of six rods (6 rods) from the centre of the 
Rail Road grounds from point " K ", to point " I ", which 
point is on the line of the easterly side of Bernard Powers 
barn, and distant from the South easterly corner thereof 
7 72-100 feet, also distant from the centre of the Rail Road 
grounds 103 25-100 feet, thence starting at a point in a 



446 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

right iiujjfle with the rail road track, and the said corner of 
the said harn, and distant from the centre between the rails 
of the track 86 75-100 feet, and running parallel Avith the 
track South 79" 25' West 176 25-100 feet, thus making the 
highway the breadth of live rods (5 rods) from the centi-e of 
the Hail road grounds from the Easterly side of aforesaid 
barn to the Highway leading from Friends Meeting House 
to the Westbury Station, Avhich line is the centre of said 
road from or near the Oyster Bay Town line to the end of 
last course, stopping at the point "J", on the map made 
according to this survey. Complied with the same in the 
Clerks Office the line here runs to be the centre of said 
road, which is to be opened Three rods wide (3 rods) from 
the Oyster bay town line to the point "J" (by accompany- 
ing Map). 

Thei ce from point "K" to the east end of Bernard Powers 
Barn, as described in survey', to be opened six rods (6 rods) 
wide from the centre of the Eail Road, which is particularly 
described in the surve}' and Map, and it is further ordered 
that such parts of the old road as are not included in the 
present survey or new road, be and the same are hereby 
discontinued. 

Dated this 2nd day of June 1872. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

OscAE B. Willis > of 

JoHX H. Treadwell ) Highways. 

The North line of Bail road grounds is found by measur- 
ing 87 25-100 feet from the centre between the rails, the 
grounds are 66 feet wide, the centre of the grounds will 
therefore be found by measuring 4 25-100 feet north from 
the centre between the rails of said rail Road 

Showed Us by Wm. E. Hawxliurst. 

a correct Copy of the original entered this 8tli da}' of 
July 1872. 

Valentine Downing 

1?own Clerk. 



hempstead town records. 447 

Page 244. 

The undersigned, Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, hav- 
ing met at the dwelHng house of Henry O. Dodge in the said 
town, to decide upon the application of Samuel J. Walker, 
a resident of said town, liable to be assessed for highway 
labor therein, for the alteration of the road leading along 
the East side of the pond at Port Washington. All the 
Commissioners being present, and having deliberated on 
the subject matter of this order, do hereby order that the 
line of the said road be, and the same is hereby so altered, 
as to run from a point three rods westerly of the North 
westerly corner of the land of T. Devoe, said point being 
at a right angle to said Devoe's Westerly picket fence. 

Thence running from said point N 31" 47' E 11)8 1-10 feet, 

to the North Easterly corner of the land of formerly John 

Thompson's, and the South Easterly corner of the land of 

Henry D. Remsen, thence N 31" 33' E 144 8-10 feet, to a 

point on Range of the division line between the laud of 

Samuel J. Walker and Matthew Lanahan, thence N 16" 21' 

E 122 7-10 feet, to the centre of a locust tree about 10 inches 

in diameter standing on land of Henry O. Dodge, thence N 

2" 30' West 324 feet, to the centre of the Southerly end of 

a Small bridge near the Port Washington Free Church, the 

line surveyed is the westerly side of said highway intended 

to be laid out, said higliAvay is to be three rods wide from 

the starting point to a point 48f feet from said starting, and 

for the remaining distance to the end of survey. Two and 

one half rods wide, being an addition of one half of a rod 

given by owners of the land along the old road \\ hich was 

two rods. 

And it is further ordered that such parts of the old road 
as are not included in the above description, be and the 
same are herel)y discontinued. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 

Oscar B. Willis > Highways of the 
John H. Treadwell ) Town of N. Hempstead 
Dated the 20th day of July 1872. 



448 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS 

Compared with tlio Original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



Page 245. 

A higlnvay having been laid out on the 19th day of 
August 1871, by the Commissioners of highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, and County of Queens, on the appli- 
cation by Singleton Mott, through the improved lands of 
Oliver Weeks and Singleton Mott, commencing at a point 
on the Northwardly side of a highway which leads from 
Roslyn, by the House of Oliver Weeks, running thence N 
13° 40' E 1560;^ feet, to a point on the dividing linebetween 
the lands of Oliver Weeks and Singleton Mott, Thence 
North 3° 15' E 280J feet, to a point in the fence in front of 
Singleton Mott's house, said point being distant 83^ feet 
from the South West corner of Singleton Mott's house, and 
in range of the south side of the same. Thence N 5" 45' 
W 696^ feet, to a point in the dividing line between Single- 
ton c\: Elisha Mott. Thence N 22'* West, until it strikes the 
boundary' line between North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, 
and the ranges of the last line will strike the south west 
corner of the Garden fence of Elisha Mott, the line as here 
run to be the easterly line of a three rod Highway. 

Now know all Men by these presents that I the said 
Oliver Weeks for value received do hereby release all claims 
to damages by reason of laying out and opening said High- 
way. 

Witness my hand and seal the 19th day of August 1872. 

Witness 
Benjamin Hicks. Oliver Weeks. 

Compared with the original & entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 449 

At a Meeting held October 19tli 1872, at Mauliasset, of 
the Supervisor, Town Clerk and Justices of the Peace of 
the town of North Hempstead in Queens County, all having 
been duly notified thereof, and of whom Henry D. Remsen, 
Valentine Downing, Town Cleric, Francis Skillman, David 
Provost and Samuel V. Searing, Justices of the Peace, ap- 
peared and being a majority of the whole, do therefore in 
pursuance of law appoint James L. Baxter of said town, a 
Justice of the Peace to fill vacancy occasioned by the death 
of Wessell S. Smith, late of said town in Queens County. 

Henry D, Remsen, Supervisor 

Valentine Downing, Town Clerk 

Francis Skillman j Justices 
David Provost I of 

 Samuel V. Searing ) Peace. 



A Correct Coj)y of the original 



V. Downing 
Town Clerk. 



Page 246. 

A highway having been laid out on October 12th 1870, 
by the Commissioners of highways of the town of North 
Hempstead, County of Queens, on the application of Silas 
W. Albertson, James F. Hegeman and others, through the 
improved land of Isaac U. Willets, commencing at the turn 
in the road leading from Lakeville to Herricks, near the 
house of James P. Smith, thence running South 77" 55' E 
5941 feet, thence S 69" 29' E 142 feet, thence S 60" 20 ' E 
285^ feet, to a point distant 108J feet, South easterly of 
centre of white wood tree 7 inches in diameter, and 93 3-10 
feet Southerly of centre of Chestnut tree 14 in in diameter, 
thence S 85° 34' East 3267 feet, to a point on the westerly 
side of the Highway leading from the Court House to 
Manhasset. 

Now know all Men by these presents, that I the said 
Isaac IT. AVillets, for value received do hereby release all 



450 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

claims t(i danuiges by reason of tlie laying out and opening 
the said Highway. 

"Witness my hand & seal this 4tli day of January 1873. 

Isaac U. AVillets. 
a Correct Copy of tlie original 

V. Downing 
Town Clerk. 

An agreement made this 20th day of May 1872, between 
the Commissioners of Hi<^hwavs of the town of North 
Hempstead, County of Queens and State of New York, and 
Thomas Clapham of said town &c., for Kepairiug the Mill 
Dam and road crossing said Dam known as "Motts Mill 
Dam" at Gleuwood, and now owned by the said Thomas 
Clapham, for and in consideration of the sum of Two hun- 
dred dollars to him in hand paid, the said Thomas Clap- 
ham agrees to Rebuild the said Dam and road in a good 
and substantial manner, and of width sufficient for safety 
of Public travel, and to keep the same in good and passable 
condition at his own expense, as long as he owns the pond 
or premises adjoining the same. 

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 14tli 
day of January 1873. 

Witness present 
J. P. Smith. Thomas Clapham. 



a Correct Copy of the original 



PaCxE 247. 



V. Downing 
Town Clerk. 



A highway having been laid out on the day of the date 
hereof by the Commissioners of highways of the town of 
North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, on the appli- 
cation of James Van W^yck & Silas W^. Albertson residents 
of said town, and liable to be assessed for highway labor 
therein, for laying out the highway hereinafter described. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 451 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of the highway 
leading from the Flushing and North Hempstead Turnpike 
to Mineola, and at the south easterly corner of the door 
yard fence of the Estate of Charles Ellison, deceased, run- 
ning thence S 86" W 251i feet, thence S 82« 10' W 1415^ 
feet, through cleared land of said Charles Ellison, thence 
South 71° 5' West 605 7-10 feet, through wood land of 
said Charles Ellison, deceased, to land of Jacob Williams, 
thence South 86" 30' West 1779 feet, through his land, and 
to the Westerly side of Searingtown road, three rods North 
of James Van Wyck's line, thence south 88° 51' West 1195 
feet, through land of John Pearsall, to a point on the divi- 
sion line between said Pearsall and James Van W^ck, 
thence South 56" 9' West 1122 feet, to a point in the land 
of Samuel Doxsee, said point being South 39" 46' East 
198 3-10 feet from the South East corner of tenement 
house of said Samuel Doxsee, thence South 56" 9 ' West 
1158^ feet, through land of said Samuel Doxsee, to the east- 
erly side of the Herricks road leading from the Court House 
to Manhasset, and to the North West Corner of burying 
ground laid out })j the town of North Hempstead. 

Now know all Men by these presents, that we the heirs 
and guardians, Benjamin Hicks for the estate of Charles 
Ellison, deceased, Jacob Williams, John Pearsall, James 
Van Wyck and Samuel Doxsee, for value received do 
hereby release all claim to damages liy reason of laying out 
and opening said highway. 

Witness our hands this 2nd day of March 1872. 

Jacob Williams John Peaiisall 

Samuel Doxsee J. S. Van Wyck 

Benjamin Hicks Freelove C. Ellison 

(for Estate Charity Ellison) Charles A. Ellison 
Hester A. Cathcart. 

A Correct Copy of the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



452 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOliDS, 

Page 248. 

Special Town Meeting. 

To Valentine D(j\viiiii^-, Town Clt^ik of the town of North 
Henijjstead, Queens County. 

Whereas, by the law for the building a New Coiirt House 
and Jail, for Queens County, it is made the duty of the 
Commissioners named in the Act, not to expend in the con- 
struction of such buildings a sum to exceed $150,000. 
and Whereas, by the published proceedings of said Commis- 
sioners at their meeting held in Long Island City on the 8tli 
of January iust, it is made apparent that their purpose is 
to proceed with the construction without having proper 
regard to the cost thereof, and at an expense very greatly 
in excess of that to which they are limited l)y Law. 

Therefore, for the purpose of deliberating in regard to 
the institution of such proceedings as may be deemed 
necessary and proper to restrain said Commissioners from 
proceeding in violation of Law, and for the further purpose 
of considering the propriety- of taking the necessary steps 
to secure the Repeal of Said Law, you are hereby requested 
to call a Special Town Meeting at such time and place as 
you may deem proper. 

Signed 

John Velsor, Henry D. Eemseu, Wm M. Valentine, J. A. 
Prior, Benjamin D. Hicks, Silas W. Albertson, J. E. Al- 
bertson, N. M. Terr}', Valentine Velsor, John A. Searing, 
David Kirby, Hiram Weeks, Richard Albertson, James 
Willets, George L. Dodge, Luther J. Weeks, Benjamin 
Hicks, Charles F. Titus, J. Givens, John Euland, F. Skill- 
man, Stephen Taber, Charles F. Smith, H. W. Eastman, 
Henry D. Hall, Valentine Smith, Daniel Bogart, George 
Bedell, Oliver Weeks, Joseph Hicks, W. C. Bogart, John D. 
Acker, John Charlick. 

In pursuance of the above request, and for the purpose 
therein stated, • Notice is hereby given that a Special Town 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 453 

Meeting for the Town of Nortli Hempstead, will be held at 
the House of John Rnlaud, Manhasset, on Saturday Feb- 
ruary 1st 1873, at 2 o'clock P. M. 

Dated North Hempstead, January 23rd 1873. 

Valentine Downing 

ToAvn Clerk. 



At a Special Town Meeting held pursuant to the annexed 
call, held at the House of John Ruland, at Manhasset, 
town of Noith Hempstead, on Feb y 1st 1873, on Motion 
of Hon. John A. Searing, it was 

Page 249. 

Kesolved — to adjourn to Lyceum Hall for larger accom- 
modations in regard to room. 

On motion of Hon. John A. Searing, it was resolved that 
Hon. Stephen Taber, Benjamin Hicks, John Velsor, Elbert 
H. Mackey, Valentine Willis be appointed a Committee to 
draft and present suitable Eesolutions for the consideration 
of the Meeting. 

The Committee reported the following Resolutions which 
after careful consideration and amendment, were unani- 
mously ado])ted. 

Resolved — that the people of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, Qiieens County, in Town Meeting duly assembled, after 
a careful examination and consideration of the proceedings 
of the Commissioners for the Building of a Court House 
and Jail for Queens County, as the reports of such proceed- 
ings have from time to time appeared in the public prints, 
are constrained to l)elieve that it is the purpose of said 
Commissioners, or a majority of them, to proceed Avith the 
construction of said Buildings without having the least 
regard to the cost thereof, or for the law under, and in pur- 
suance of which they are appointed, and are pretending to 
act, nor can they avoid the conviction, if the said Commis- 
sioners are allowed to proceed as they have commenced, 



454 IIEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

that it will eventuate in an expenditure of not less than a 
half million of dollars. 

Resolved, that we do emphatically and unequivocally 
protest ai:;aii)st the expenditure of any greater sum than 
that fixed in the law for the erection of said Buildings, to 
wit, $150,000. and we do also protest against the acceptance 
or adoption of any plan or plans for said Buildings, or the 
commencement of any work thereon, unless the ultimate 
cost shall be limited as not to exceed $150,000. 

Resolved, that Henry D. Remsen, Supervisor of the town, 
be and he hereby is requested and directed, in conjunction 
with such other Supervisors in the County as will unite 
with him, acting either as the Board of Supervisors or 
otherwise, to employ proper counsel to initiate and prose- 
cute such proceedings as may be deemed most fit, to restrain 
said Commissioners from proceeding another step contrary 
to the letter and spirit of the law. 

Resolved, that inasmuch as said Commissioners have 
declared their inability to erect said Buildings for the sum 
to which they are by law limited, or for a much larger sum, 
and inasmuch as a very large majority of the people are 
dissatisfied with the location, we earnestl}' recommend a 
total repeal of the law, and the redeeding of the land to the 
Trustees of Union College (the Grantors) if they, after paying 
the expense thus far incurred, shall so elect, and if said 
Trustees shall not so elect, then to sell at auction to the 
highest responsible bidder. 

Resolved, that in the event of failing to repeal the law, 
we earnestly recommend that it be so amended as absolutely 
to prohibit the Commissioners from the adoption, or accept- 
ance of, any plan, or the making of any contract or com- 
mencement of any work for any Buildings, the probable 
cost of which when completed will exceed $150,000. 

Page 250. 

Resolved, that we cordially approve of the action of our 
Supervisor, Henry D. Remsen, for having introduced and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 455 

pressed to its passage in tlie Board of Supervisors, the 
Resolutiou iu favor of the "Repeal of the Law," and we 
hereby respectfully request Isaac H. Cocks, our representa- 
tive in the Board of Court House Commissioners, to intro- 
duce and advocate in said Board, a Resolution of like char- 
acter, as expressive of the unanimous sentiment of the 
people of the town of North Hempstead. 

Resolved, that Henry W. Eastman, Wm H. Onderdonk 
and John M. Clark, be and hereby are appointed a Com- 
mittee to draft an "Act for Repeal," and for the amendment 
of said Law, called for by the foregoing Resolutions, in case 
the present law shall not be repealed, and that they be 
requested to act in concert with such other Committees as 
may be appointed in other Towns for such ])urpose, and 
forward at the earliest practicable day a Copy of the Act 
so framed, to our Senator and both Members of Assembly 
from this County. 

Resolved, that a Copy of the foregoing Resolutions be 
forthwith transmitted to our Senator and both Members of 
Assembly from this County, and that they be earnestly 
requested to initiate and press to a conclusion the legisla- 
tion called for in the foregoing Resolutions. 

Resolved, that a Committee of three be appointed from 
each School District in the Town to circulate Petitions in 
their respective districts for the "Repeal of the Law." 
The following named persons were duly appointed. 

District No. 1. District No. 2 

AVm E. Hawxhurst John Velsor 

Stephen Hicks Wm E. Townsend 

Abram Griffin Jacob W. Seaman 

District No. 3. District No. 4. 

Benjamin Hicks Adrian Onderdonk 

John Charlick James M. Onderdonk 

David D. Kirby Elbert H. Mackey 

District No. 5. District No. G. 

Thomas McKee Isaac Sherwood 



45(5 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Stephen Yelsor George K. Dodge 

Charles Henderson Charles Willets 

District No. 7. District No. 8. 

C. W. Rogers John M. Clark 

Nehemiah Hay den J. R. Remsen 

Mills P. Baker David Provost 

District No. 9. District No. 10. 

Joseph D. Armstrong Samuel V. Searing 

Thomas Pearsall Luke Fleet 

Henry R. Williams Thomas W. Albertsou 

Glenwood District. 
Oliver Weeks 
George W. Mott 
Wm. H. Simonson. 

Resolved, that the Town Clerk be authorised to have 
Petitions printed for the use of the Committees of the sev- 
eral School Districts. 

Mr. Isaac H. Cocks one of the " Court House Commis- 
sioners ", being present came forward, made some explana- 
tions in regard to the " Court House Commission," and 
desired to knoAv the sentiment of the Meeting for or against 
the repeal of the Law. 

Resolved, That the unanimous sense of the Meeting is 
in favor of the unqualified repeal of Chapter 80-4 of the 
Laws of 1872. 

Resolved, That a Copy of the foregoing Resolutions be 
forwarded to the County paper first hereafter to be issued. 

Page 251. 

with a reqiiest to publish the same t^' Other papers be 
requested to copy the same. 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 
Francis Skillman ] Justices of the 
Samuel V. Searing '^^ Peace of the 
James L. Baxter f Town of 

David Provost J North Hempstead. 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 457 

A Correct Copy of the Original, entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



At the Annual Town Meeting held in the town of North 
Hempstead, at the honse of John Rnland, Manhasset, on 
Tuesday April 1st 1873, present Francis Skillman, David 
Provost, Samuel V. Searing and James L. Baxter, Justices 
of the Peace, and Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

The annual Report of the Trustees of Jones Institute for 
the year ending April 1st 1873, was read, accepted and 
ordered on tile. 

Resolved — That the sum of three hundred and fifty 
dollars be raised, to offset the interest on bequest of Walter 
R. Jones to the town of Oyster Bay, for the Jones Institute. 

Resolved — That the sum of two hundred dollars be 
raised, for the one half Salary of the Keeper of Jones 
Institute. 

Resolved — That one hundred dollars of the money now 
in the Supervisors hands, be held by the Supervisor for 
use by the Board of Health, if needed. 

Resolved — That the sum of one thousand dollars be 
raised, for the use of the Overseers of the Poor, fc^r the 
support of the out door poor for the current year. 

Resolved — That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars 
be raised, for the use of the Commissioners of Highways, 
for the repairs of Roads and Bridges for the ensuing year. 

Resolved — That the sum of nine 40-100 dollars be 
refunded to George W. Thome, being the amount of tax 

Page 252. 

paid l)y him under protest for an erroneous assessment. 

Resolved — That the sum of Nine 40-lUO dollars be 
refunded to Frederick Millington, being the amount of tax 



458 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

paid by him under protest by reason of an erroneous 
assessment. 

Resolved — That the sum of Seven 52-100 dolhirs be 
refunded to Wm Coles (Carpenter,) being excess of tax 
piiid by him under protest b}' reason of an erroneous 
assessment. 

Resolved — That the sum of Eight dollars be refunded to 
Robert Titus, being an excess of tax paid by him under 
protest, by reason of an erroneous assessment. 

Resolved — That the Supervisor pay the return tax as 
mentioned in the above resolutions out of funds in his 
hands. 

Resolved — that the Commissioners of Highways be 
instructed to refund to Edward W. Mott, the sum of Ten 
Dollars and sixty cents, the same being for I'oad tax paid 
by him under j)rotest. 

A request by Daniel Cornell was made that the meeting 
reconsider the passage of the above Resolution (that refers 
to Edward AY. Motts tax,) but no motion was made to 
that effect. 

A Resolution was offered that the sum of Three hundred 
and seventy five 72-100 dollars, be refunded to Horatio 
Onderdonk, the same being the amount of tax paid by him 
under protest, the above was rejected. 

John M. Clark, Esq., oflered the following Preamble and 
Resolution. 

AVhereas, we the voters of the town of North Hempstead, 
in town Meeting assembled, this first day of April 1873, 
have heard with pleasure of the favorable progress of the 
Bill to Repeal Chapt'r 804 of the Laws of 1872. 

Now therefore, Resolved, That we extend our hearty 
thanks to our Senator Hon. Towusend D. Cock, and our 
Representative Hon. L. Bradford Prince, for their efforts 
thus far in favor of said Repeal, and earnestly request them 
to persevere in their effort, which we doubt not will result 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 459 

in a consummation of our wishes, Viz., "The Repeal of the 
Act" aforesaid. 

Resolved — That a Copy of the foregoing Preamble and 
Resolution, be forwarded by the Clerk to our Senator and 
Representative. 

The following officers were elected for the ensuing year. 

Supervisor, John M. Clark. Town Clerk, Valentine 
Downing. Collector, Joseph E. Firth. Justice of the 
Peace, Mills P. Baker. Assessor, George W. Ketcham. 
Commissioner of Highways, James P. Smith. Overseers 
of the Poor, John B. Remsen and George K. Dodge. 

Page 253. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, Heniy Mackey. Game 
Constable, John R. Hewlett. 

Inspectors of Election District No. 1. 

Samuel Willets & Singleton L. Mitchell 

Adrian Van Nostrand Appointed. 

Inspectors of Election in District No. 2. 
Nathaniel M. Terry & J. Cornwell Mott 
and John S. Wood Appointed. 

Inspectors of Election in District No. 3. 

Edward J. Fearon & Allen H. Baxter 
James M. Smith Ajipointed. 

The following Constables were elected : 

Alvah Brooks, Isaac Palmer, Cornelius V. Seaman, Isaac 

Hults John E. Allen. 

David Provost ] j.^^tices 

Samuel V. Searing ! ' e i.-[ ^ 

T T -o r oi tne 

James L. Baxter { p 

Francis Skillman J 
Valentine Downing Town Clerk. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 
Roslyn April 1873. Town Clerk. 



4g0 hempstead town records. 

Page 254. 

Town of North Hempstead } 
Queens County ^ 

Whereas, George W. Ketrhara was duly elected Assessor 
at the last annual Town Meeting, and whereas on the 10th 
day of April iust the office still remained vacant liy reason 
of the said George W. Ketcham having failed to qualify, 
and whereas the people having failed to fill such vacancy 
l)y a special Town Meeting within fifteen daj's after the 
happening of such vacancy. 

Now therefore, AVe the undersigned. Justices of the Peace 
of said town do hereby appoint Ansel H. Conklin to be an 
Assessor of and for said town until a successor shall be 
elected and qualified to fill the A-acancy caused by the re- 
fusal of said George AV. Ketcham to accept said ofiice. 

Witness our hands and seals this 26th day of April 1873. 

Samuel V. Searing (S) 
James L. Baxter (S) 
Francis Skillmax (S) 
David Provost (S) 

A Correct Copy of the original, entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 



To the Commissioners of Highways of the town of North 
Hempstead, in the County of Queens. 

We the undersigned, residents of said town and lial)le to 
be assessed for highway labor thereon, do hereby make 
application to you the said Commissioners, to alter the 
highway leading from Westburv Station on the Long Island 
Rail Road to the Friends Meeting House as follows. Viz.. 
The westerly line of said alteration to begin at a point on 
the westerly side of the present highway near the North 
jjost of the Gate way that leads to the buildings of Joseph 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 461 

Cartiseer, and run thence northerly in a straight line to a 
point on the Jericho Turnpike, which is in a straight line 
with the westerly line of the highway leading from said 
turnpike by the house of Eachel Hicks to Wm P. Titus, 
said alteration passes through improved lands of Richard 
Willets, Jackson Valentine and Joseph Cartiseer, both of 
the former consenting, the latter not being a resident has 
not been consulted, said alteration to be of the width of 
three rods. We also hereby make application to you the 
said Commissioners to alter at the same time the highway 

Page 255. 

leading from the house of Oliver Losee, deceased, to the 
"Fi-iends" Meeting House, as follows. The southerly hne 
of said alteration to begin on the westerly line of the last 
mentioned highway at a point on a direct line with the 
northerly line prolonged of the Wheelwright Shop, occupied 
by Town send Levi, and run thence westerl}- to a certain 
stake on the easterly line of the first alteration herein 
applied for. Said alteration passes through lands of Edmund 
Post and Richard AVillets, both of whom consent thereto. 

Meaning hereby by the first alteration herein mentioned 
to close the old road between the Friends Meeting Houses 
from the Jericho Turnpike to the Wheelwright Shop occu- 
pied by Townsend Levi, and give the first alteration herein 
mentioned in its place, and meaning hereby, by the second 
alteration applied for, to make egress to the Jericho Turn- 
pike, for the highway leading by the District School House. 

April 18th 1873. 

John D. Hicks Stephen R. Hicks 

Wm E. Hawxhurst Ben.jamin Hicks 

John S. Hicks Edmund Seaman 

Samuel Hicks Richard Willets 

Isaac H. Cocks Edmund Post 

Joseph Post Isaac Hicks 

A. W. Hendrickson Jackson Powell 

William Clinton. 



462 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Notice is lierel)}" given that the iiiKhnsigned have made 
application to the Commissioueis of Highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, for the 
alteration of the highway leading from Westl)ury Station 
on the Long Island Hail Road to the Friends Meeting 
House as follows. The Avesterly line of said alteration to 
begin at a point on the westerly line of the present High- 
way, near the gateway of Joseph Cartiseer, and run thence 
northerly in a straight line to the westerly side of the 
Highway leading from said Turnpike to the Dwelling 
House of Rachel Hicks, said alteration will pass through 
improved lands of Joseph Cartiseer, Jackson Yalentine 
and Richard Willets. 

The undersigned, have also made application to the said 
Commissioners to alter at the same time the Highway lead- 
ing from the house of Oliver Losee, dec'd, to the Friends 
Meeting House as follows. The southerly line of said 
alteration to begin on the westerly line of the last mentioned 
Highway, near the northerly side of the Wheelright Shop 
occupied by Townsend Levi, and run thence westerly to a 
certain stake on the easterly line of the iirst alteration 
herein mentioned and applied for. Said alteration passes 
through improved lands of Edmund Post and Richard 
Willets. Meaning by the above described alterations, to 
close the present Highway between the Friends Meeting 
Houses, from the Jericho Turnpike to the Wheelright Shop 
occupied by Townsend Levi, and that on the thirteenth day 
of May at 9 o'clock in the forenoon at the Friends Meeting 
House in said Town, twelve freeholders duly cpialihed for 

Page 256. 

that purpose will meet to examine the ground and premises, 

and to certify with respect to the necessity and propriety 

of such alterations. 

North Hempstead May 6th 1873. 

John D. Hicks 

Stephen R. Hicks 

and Others. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 463 

Town of North Hempstead ) 
County of Queens ) 

We the undersigned, twelve reputable freehoklers of the 
said town, not interested in the hinds through which the 
aherations of the highways, described in the annexed notice 
is to be laid, nor of kin to any one thereof, having appeared 
at the time and place specified in said notice, and having been 
duly affirmed well and truly to examine and certify in regard 
to the necessity and propriety of the alterations of the high- 
ways applied for, and having proceeded to and personally 
examined the route of such alterations, and heard all rea- 
sons that were ofiered for and against making the same, do 
hereby certify that we are of opinion that the alterations 
applied for, and described in the annexed notice, are nec- 
essary and proper. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our names 
this 13th day of May in the year 1873. 

Isaac H. Cocks J. C. Mott 

TowwsEND Levi. Martin Scally 

Edward Hicks Benjamin D. Hicks 

Wm E. Hawxhurst Stephen R. Hicks 
Isaac Hicks Samuel Hicks 

Stephen Taker Benjamin Hicks 

John D. Hicks Charles AV. Hicks 

Owen Dunleavy Losee Velsor. 



At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, in tbe Coimty of Queens, at 
Westbury, near Friends Meeting House, in the said town, 
on the 20tli day of May 1873, all the Commissioners having 
met and deliberated on the subject matter of this order, 
upon the application of Wm. E. Hawxhurst and others, 
residents of said town and liable to be assessed to work on 
the highways therein, for the laying out of the highways here- 
after to be described, and on the Certificate of twelve reputa- 
ble freeholders of said town, convened and duly sworn after 



46J: HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

due public notice as required by the statute, certifyinf^ that 
such highway is necessary and proper, and notice in writing 
of at least three days having been given in due form of law to 
Joseph Cartiseer (Frenchman,) owner of the lands thnHigh 
Avhich said highway is to run, that the undersigned C(jm- 
missioners would meet at this time and place to decide 
upon the application afore said, and we having heard all 

Page 257. 

reasons offered for and against laying out such higlnvay, it 
is ordered, determined and certified that a public liighwa}' 
shall be and the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to the 
said application whereof a survey has been made and is as 
follows, to wit. Beginning on westerly side of Highway 
leading from Westbury Station on Long Island Rail Road, 
at a i^oint distant 44 70-100 feet northeasterly from the 
north east corner of Joseph Cartiseers dwelling house, and 
also distant 17 70-100 ft South Easterly from a hickory tree 
8G-100 of a foot in diameter, and running thence N 9" 16' 
AVest 1353 02-100 feet, to tlie south line of the Jericho 
Turnpike, and to a point which is in a straight line with 
the westerly side of the highway leading from said Turn- 
pike past the dwelling house of Rachel Hicks, said point is 
also distant 148 10-100 feet Avesterly from the N. W. corner 
of Orthodox Meeting lioiise horse shed. 

Also of the alteration of the highway leading from New 
Bridge past the house of Oliver Losee, Deceased, to the 
Friends Meeting House. Beginning on the westerly line of 
the last mentioned highway, at a point distant 26 80-100 
feet South East from the North East corner of the Wheel- 
wright Shop, occupied by Tow^nsend Levi, and also distant 
29 19-100 feet North East from South East corner of said 
shop, and running thence North 63° 56' West, in a line 
with the North East corner of said Wheelwright Shop 
324 52-100 feet, to the easterly line of the highway described 
above as the first alteration. The line of survey of the 
first alteration is on the westerly side thereof, and on the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 465 

soutlierlj side of the second alteration, both of said altera- 
tions is to be three rods in width, also from the applica- 
tion so made to open the new road, as above described, 
and to close the old road leadin^r from the south line of the 
Jericho Turnpike l)etween the Friends Meeting Houses 
until it intersects the North line of the New Bridge road, 
for the purpose of making burying ground. Whereas the 
Commissioners of Highways having met at the same time 
and place, and that twelve reputable Freeholders duly 
summoned and affirmed, who have in due form certified 
that the said road is useless and unnecessary. It is ordered, 
and determined by the said Commissioners of Highways, 
that the said road be, and the same is hereby discontinued. 

In witness whereof we have set our hands this 2nd day 

of June 1S73. 

James P. Smith ') Commissioners 

OscAK B. Willis > of 

John H. Tiieadwell ) Highways. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 
Roslyu, June 5th 1873. Town Clerk. 



Page 258. • 

To the Commissioners of Highways 
of the town of North Hempstead. 
Sirs :— 

The undersigned respectfully apply to have a road laid 
out from the Lakeville road or highway leading to the New 
Hyde Park Station of the Long Island Pvail Eoad, through 
the lands of George H. Kelsey, Elliott F. Shepard, James 
Van Nostrand, Edward Lawrence, George Lawrence and 
George Rhodes to the Little Neck road or highway leading 
to the Hinsdale Station of the Long Island Central Rail- 
road, upon the line tifty feet (50 ft) in width already sur- 



46G HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

vejed l)j S. L. Mitchell, and staked out by liim in May 

1873, or a modification thereof. 

Elliott F. Shepard 
May 1S73. James \'ax Nostjjaxd 

Edwin Lawrence 
George Lawrence. 

Notice, 

North Hempstead May 3d, 1873. 

Notice is hereby given that the Suljscribers, persons 

iable to be assessed for highway labor in the town of 

North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, hare applied 

to the Commissioners of Highwaj-s of the said town, to lay 

out a highway in said town, beginning at the Little Neck 

Road, passing through the lands of George Rhodes, G. 

Lawrence, E. Lawrence, J. Van Nostrand, E. F. Shepard, 

George Kelsey, and that twelve reputable freeholders of 

the town, will meet on the 10th of May 1873, 2 o'clock P. 

M., at the dwelling house of J. C. Christ, to examine the 

ground through which the said highway is proposed to be 

laid. 

Signed 

Elliot F. Shepard. 

Town of North Hempstead ) 

County of Queens > S S 

State of New York. ) 

George Van Nostrand being duly sworn says that on the 
3rd day of May 1873, he posted a Notice of which the fore- 
going is a Copy, in three of the most public places of this 
town, Yiz : — at Hyde Park, Court House Hotel and Man- 
hassett. 

And sworn before me George Yan Nostrand 

this 10th day of May 1873. 

Samuel V. Searing 

Justice of the Peace. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 467 



Page 259. 



Town of Nortli Hem])stea(l \ 
County of Queens V ss 

State of New York. ) 
Benjamin P. Allen, K. Seaman Williams, A. H. Wooley, 
John C. Christ, Richard P. Wiggins, Henry R. Williams, 
W^illiam H. Williams, Luke Fleet, Samuel V. Armstrong, 
Joseph D. Armstrong, Scudder White, Richard W. Smith 
and Joseph E. Christ, having severally been duly sworn 
well and truly to examine and certify in regard to the 
necessity and propriety of the highway applied for men- 
tioned below, and having personally examined the route of 
such highway, and heard all reasons ottered for and against 
laying oat the same, do certify that we are of opinion that 
such highway is necessary and proper, the route of said 
highway is from the highway leading to New Hyde Park 
Station, through the lands of George H. Kelsey, Elliott F. 
Shepard, James Van Nostrand, Edward Lawrence, George 
Lawrence and George Rhodes, to the highway leading to 
Hinsdale Station, along the line fifty feet in width recently 
surveyed and staked by Singleton L. Mitchell, Surveyor. 
And we further certify that we are freeholders in this town 
and not interested in the lands through which the proposed 
road or highway is to be laid, nor of kin to the owners of 

such lands. 

Samuel V. Armstrong Benjamin P. Allen 

Scudder White R. Seaman Williams 

Richard W. Smith A. H. Wooley 

Jos E. Christ John C. Christ 

Richard P. Wiggins Wm H. Williams 

Henry R. Williams Luke Fleet. 
Sworn to and subscribed before me this lOtli day of 

May 1873. 

Samuel V. Searing 
Justice of the Peace, 

To the Commissioners of Highways of the town of North 
Hempstead. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 



468 HEMPSTEAI) TOWN RECORDS. 

town of Nortli Hempstead in the County of Queens, at the 
house of James Nostrand in said town, on the 19th day of 
May 1873, all the Commissioners having met and deliberated 
on the subject matter of this order, upou the application of 
James Nostraud, Elliott F. Shepard & others, residents of 
said town and liab'e to be assessed for hi«^h\vay lab >r in 
said town, for the laying out of the highway hereafter to be 
described, and on the Certificate of twelve reputable free- 
holders of said town, convened and duly sworn, after due 

Page 260. 
public notice as required by the statute, certifying that such 
highway is necessary and proper, and due notice in writing 
of at least three days having been given in due form of law 
to George H Kelsey and Elliott F. Shepard, occupants of 
the lands through which such highway- is to run, that the 
undersigned Commissioners would meet at this time and 
place to decide on the application aforesaid; and we having 
heard all reasons offered for and against laying out such 
highway, it is ordered, determined and certified, that a 
public highway shall be, and the same is hereby laid out 
j)ursuaijt to said application, whereof a survey has been 
made and is as follows, to wit: — Beginning at a point on the 
division line between the towns of North Hempstead and 
Flushing, and on the land of Elliott F. Shepard, said point 
being distant 155 feet from the south easterly angle of town 
of Flushing, ru-jning thence N 56" 11' East 280.23 feet 
through the land of said Elliott F. Shepard to the south east- 
erly corner of the same, and to the land of George H. Kelsey, 
thence N 60" 23' East 2062.5 feet, through the land of 
George H. Kelsey, to the westerly side of highway leading 
from Lakeville to Hyde Paik Station, the above described 
line is to be the Northerly line of said Highway, wdiich is 
to be 50 feet (fifty feet) wdde. 

Witness our hands this 7th day of June 1873. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 

Oscar B. Willis > Highways of the town 
John H. Treadwell ) of North Hempstead. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 469 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 
Roslyn, June 13th 1873. Town Clerk. 



To James P. Smith, Oscar B. Willis and John H. Tread- 
well, Commissioners of Highways of the town of North 
Hempstead, Queens County. 

Take Notice that I have appealed to the County Judge of 
the County of Queens from the order made by you on June 
2nd 1873, laying out a highway in the aforesaid town, from 
the westerly side of highway leading from Westbury Station 
to a point 148 10-100 feet Westerly from the northwest 
corner of Orthodox Meeting House, and altering the high- 
way leading from Newbridge to the Friends Meeting House, 
and closing the old road leading from the south line of the 
Jericho Turnpike between the Friends Meeting Houses, 
until it intersects the north line of the New Bridge Road, 
for purpose of making burying ground (in said order more 
particularly described) and that said appeal is brought on 
the following grounds. 

1st Because the order aforesaid of the said Commissioners 
is illegal. 

2nd Because great and unnecessary injury is done to the 

Page 261. 

property of the appellant by reason of said order laying out 
the road first mentioned through the im})roved land of 
Appellant. 

3d Because the carrying out of the said order, and every 
part thereof, would be highly prejudicial to the rights and 
interests of the Ap])ellaut, and witlnmt publico advantage or 
benefit. 

For these reasons this appeal is brought to reverse entirely 
the said determination of said Commissioners, and ] (articu- 
lar ly for the purpose of obtaining such relief in the premises 



470 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

as the Referees to be appointed by the said C-ouuty Judge, 
may in their wisdom Liwl'uUy give. 

Dated July '2-ith 1878. 

Jos Cartisseeh, Jr. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

Valentine Downing 
Roslyn July 30th 1873. Town Clerk. 

Queens County ss. 

William P. Willets of the town of North Hempstead, 
appears before the Board of Assessors of North Hempstead, 
on the 19th day of August 1873, in obedience to Notice of 
said Board, for the purpose of reducing his personal tax as 
fixed by said Board. Who being duly affirmed deposes and 
says, that he is not possessed of the amount of Bonds and 
Mortgages, or other taxable property, for which he is liable 
to be assessed in said town to the amount fixed by said 
Board, and that the said taxable ])roperty does not amount 
to over one thousand dollars. 

Affirmed and subscribed after being sworn according 
to law, this 19th day of August 1873. 

William P. AVillets 
John A. Searing 

Notary Public. 

a Correct copy of the original 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 262. 

The undersigned Commissioners of Highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, having met 
at the dwelling house of James F. Hegeman, to decide upon 
the application of James F. Hegeman & others, residents of 
said town liable to be assessed for highway labor therein. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 471 

for the alteration of the road between the road leading from 
George H. Horsefields and the North Turnpike, to the road 
leading from Mineola to North Turnpike, past the house of 
Richard Albertson, All the said Commissioners being pres- 
ent, and having deliberated on the subject of this order, do 
hereby order that the line of the said road be, and the same 
is hereby so altered as to run from a point. Beginning at 
a stake standing on the Easterly side of the Highway which 
leads from Searingtown to the Court House, running thence 
South 88" 28' Easi 1914 feet, through the land of Benjamin 
W. Hunt, and to the land of Eichard Albertson, said line 
strikes a mark on the North side of the Buttonwood tree 
standing south of the house of David Williams, deceased, 
also striking fifty (50) feet South of South East corner of 
said Williams' barn yard fence. South 88° 28' East 2674 
feet, through laud of said Richard Albertson to a post in 
the fence distant twelve (12) feet North Easterly from the 
centre of a Pear tree standing on the land of said Richard 
Albertson, said line as run, is to be the southerly line of the 
Highway, which is to be fifty (50) feet wide, and it is further 
ordered that such parts of the present road as are not 
included in the above description, be enclosed by David 
Williams Estate to the North line of said road, said Williams 
having agreed to take the land of Benjamin W. Hunt at the 
rate of one hundred dollars pr acre, for all the land that 
said B. AV. Hunt is given for the said road. 

Dated August 5th 1873. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 

Oscar B. Willis ^> Highways of the 
John H. Treadwell ) Town of N. Hempstead 

a Correct Copy of original 

V. Downing 
Town Clerk. 



Made the following alterations of a Highway in front of 
the dwelling House of Charles A. Ellison nearRoslyn, L. I. 



472 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Bey;iniiing ut .i point Houth Easterly of said dwelliug house 
of said Charles A, Ellison, and 36 6-10 fett iiortherh- of the 
centre of a Walnut tree, said starting point being the same 
as taken when the said Highway was originally laid out, 
running thence South 87" 10' West 596 7-10 feet, thence 
South 82" 10' West 1066:^ feet, where it strikes the end of 
the second course of the original survey of the said High- 
way. 

Sep't 8th 1873. Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surveyor. 

Page 263. 

Made the following alteration in the Highway as laid 
out 1872, through land of James Van Wyck and Samuel 
Doxsee. Beginning at a point on the division line between 
the lands of James Van Wyck and John Pearsall, at the 
point marked " F ." on the Map. 

Running thence N 87° AV 402^ feet along the division 
line between the lands of said James Van Wyck & John 
Pearsall. Thence S 40° 25' W 832^ feet, through lands of 
said James Van Wyck and Samuel Doxsee, to the point 
marked " G." on the Map of said road. 

The foregoing line is to be the Northerly line of a (3) 
three rod Highway. 

Singleton L. Mitchell 
Surveyor. 

The foregoing Surveys are coiTect copies, filed Nov 4th 

1873. 

V. Downing 

Town Clerk. 

To Hon. John J. Armstrong 

County Judge of Queens County. 
I Joseph Cartiseer, conceiving myself aggrieved by the 
determination of the Commissioners of Highways of the 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 473 

town of North Hempstead, in said County, made on the 
2nd day of June 1873, laying out a highway in said town 
described as follows. 

Beginuing on westerly side of highway leading from 
Westbury Station on Long Island Eail Road, at a point 
distant 44 77-100 ft north easterly from the north east 
corner of Joseph Cartiseer's dwelling house, and also dis- 
tant 17 70-100 feet south easterly from a hickory tree 
(80-100) of a foot in diameter, and running thence north 
9" 16' west 1353 62-100 feet, to the south line of the Jeri- 
cho Turnpike, and to a point which is in a straight line 
with the westerl_y side of the highway leading from said 
Turnpike past the dwelling house of Rachel Hicks, said 
point is also distant 148 10-100 feet westerly from the 
northwest corner of Orthodox Meeting House horse shed. 

Also of the alteration of the Highway leading from New- 
bridge past the house of Oliver Losee, deceased, to the 
Friends Meeting House. Beginning on the westerly line 
of the last mentioned highway, at a point distant 26 80-100 
feet southeast fiom the Northeast corner of the Wheel- 
wright Shop, occupied by Townsend Levi, and also distant 
29 19-100 feet North east from South east corner of said 
Shop, and running thence North 03" 50' West in a line 
with the North East corner of said Wheelwright Shop 
324 52-100 feet, to the easterly line of the highway 
described above, as the first alteration. The line of survey 
of the first alteration is on the westerly side thereof, and 
on the Southerly side of the second alteratiou, both of 
said alterations to be three rods in width, and to o})en a 

Page 264. 

New Road as above described, and to close the old road, 
leading from the south line of the Jericho Turnpike, be- 
tween the Friends Meeting Houses, until it intersects the 
north line of the Newbridge road, for the ])urpose of mak- 
ing Burying Ground, upon the application of Wm E. Hawx- 
hurst and others, do hereby appeal from the said determin- 



474 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

atidii of the said Commissioners, and piay the appointment 
of Kefevees, accordit)g to the Statute in such case made 
and provided, to hear and determine ray said appeal. 

The reasons of this appeal ar.s 1st. Because the said 
order of the said Commissioners is illegal. 2nd. Because 
great and unnecessary injury is done to the property 
of the appellant by reason of said order laying out the 
road first mentioned through the improved land of appel- 
lant. 3rd. Because the carrying out of said order would 
be highly prejudicial to the rights and interests of the 
appellant, and without public advantage or benefit. 

For these reasons this appeal is brought to reverse en- 
tirely the determination of the said Commissioners, and 
particularly for the purpose of obtaining such relief in the 
premises as the Referees appointed may in their wisdom 
lawfully give. 

Dated July 24th 1873. 

Jos Cartisseer. 

state of New York ) 
County of Queens y" ' 

"V\Tiereas Joseph Cartisseer of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, in the County of Queens, has appealed from the action 
and determination of the Commissioners of Highway's of 
s<dd town, made on the 2nd day of June 1873, in laying out 
a highw^ay in said town, which highway is particularly 
described in the appeal hereto annexed, and sixty days 
having elapsed after such determination has been filed in 
the office of the Town Clerk of said town. 

Now therefore I, John J. Armstrong, County Judge of 
Queens County, to whom said appeal was addressed, accord- 
ing to the form of the Statute in such case made and pro- 
vided, do hereby appoint Daniel Uuderhill, George S. 
Downing and Walter Franklin of the town of Oyster Bay, 
three disinterested freeholders, who have not been named 
by the parties interested in the apjjeal, and are residents of 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 475 

the County, but not of the town wherein the road is located, 
as Referees to hear and determine the said appeal in rela- 
tion to the said determination of said Commissioners. 
Dated Nov 6th 1873. 

John J. Armstrong 
County Judge of Queens County. 

Page 265. 



ss. 



State of New York 
County of Queens 

Daniel Underhill, George 8. Downing and Walter Frank- 
lin, being duly affirmed doth each for himself depose and 
say, that he will support the Constitution of the United 
States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and 
that we will fairly and impartially hear and determine the 
matters submitted to us as Referees on an appeal by Joseph 
Cartisseer from an order of the Commissioners of HigliAvays 
of the town of North Hempstead, laying out a public high- 
way in said town on the 2nd day of June 1873. 

Daniel Underhill 

Affirmed and Subscribed George S. Downing 

before me this 25th day of Nov 1873. Walter Franklin. 

Samuel V. Searing 

Justice of the Peace. 

Whereas Joseph Cartisseer of the town of North Hemp- 
stead, in the County of Queens, on the 24tli day of July in 
the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy three, 
appealed to the Hon. John J. Armstrong, County Judge of 
said County, from the order and determination of the Com- 
missioners of Highways of the said town of North Hemp- 
stead, made on the 2nd day of June 1873, in laying out 
highway in the said town, which highway is particularly 
described in the said appeal hereto annexed, and whereas 
after the expiration of sixty days after such order and 
determination had been filed in the office of the Town Clerk 



476 HEMrSTEAD TOWN IlECOllDS. 

of said town of North Hempstead, the said Couuty Judge, 
according to the form of the Statute in such case made 
and provided, appointed us, Daniel Uuderhill, George S. 
Downing and Walter Frankli-i, all of the town of Oyster 
Bay, in said County, three disinterested freeholders, as 
Referees to hear and determine the appeal that has beeu 
brought in relation to the said order and determination of 
the said Commissioners, which said appointment is hereto 
annexed, and we having given due notice to the said Com- 
missioners of Highway's, and also to the appellant, specify- 
ing the 25th day of November 1873 at 10 o'clock A. M. at 
the Hotel of Barney Powers at Westbury in the said town 
of North Hempstead, as the time and place which we 
would convene to hear said appeal, and having convened 
at the time and place above specified, and haviug been 
duly sworn by Samuel V. Searing, a Justice of the Peace 
of the said town of North Hempstead, which affidavit is 
hereto annexed, and having viewed the lauds by which 

Page 266. 

said highw^ay is to pass through, and also having heard 
all proof as to the lading out of such highway as were 
offered by the appellant and by the Commissioners of 
Highways, and adjourned to Dec'r 12th 1873, at 10 A. M. 
at the same place, and having heard all proofs offered by both 
sides above named, we do hereby order, adjudge and deter- 
mine that the said order and determination of the Commis- 
sioners of Highways be, and the same is hereby confirmed 
in all respects. 

Dated Westbury Dec'r 12th 1873. 

Daniel Underhill ) 

George S. Downing v Eeferees. 

Walter Franklin ) 

Compared with the original, and entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town (Jlerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 477 

To the Town Clerk of the town of North Hempstead. 
We the nndersigned do hereby request you to draw a 
jury on the 13th day of January 1874, at 10 o'clock in the 
forenoon, for the purpose of certifying to the necessity or 
propriety of widening and straightening the highway from 
the pond in front of Silas W. Albertson's house to the 
Hempstead Town line, at a point near Thomas W. Albert- 
son's said highway passing through lands of Smith Wil- 
liams, David N. Titus, William B. Bobbins, Dec'd, George 
Downing, Deceased, (or Isaac Downing) Charles C. Willis, 
Willet IT. Tappen, George Allen, William M. Hewlett, 
George Downing, Dec'd, Thomas W. Albertson, Long 
Island Rail Road Co., Henry W. Eastman & Benjamin D. 
Hicks, said Jury to meet on the 24tli day of January 1874 
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon at the house of Silas W. 
Albertson. 

Dated January 2nd 1874. 

Thomas W. Albertton Luke Fleet 
A. L. Searing John A. Searing 

Isaac Downing Samuel V. Armstrong 

Silas W. Albertson Smith Williams 
Willet U. Tappen R. H. Robbins 

C. C. Willis George Allen 

Wm M. Hewlett. 

To the Town Clerk of North Hempstead. 
Greeting : — We, the undersigned hereby petition and 
request you to draw a Jury to certify to the necessity and 
propriety of straightening and widening the highway lead- 
ing from Herricks to Westbury, commencing at its inter- 
section with the highway leading from Roslyn to Hemp- 
stead via Washington Street, and running westerly through 
and adjoining lauds owned ot occupied by C. C. Willis, 
John H. Willis, Joshua W. Powell, Samuel Willis, Valen- 
tine Willis and John Sinister, to highway leading from 
Cow Neck to Mineola, at your office on the 13th day of 



478 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Jaimnry 1874, ut 10 o'clock A. M., sjiid Jury to meet to 

Page 2G7. 

examine said route on the 24tli day of January 1874 at 10 
o'clock A. M., at tlio Louse of Hibis W. Albertsoii. 
Dated January 2nd 1874. 

BiLAs W. Albektson Joshua W. Powell 

Samuel Willis Wm A. Willis 

Valentine Willis C. C. AVillis 



I, Valentine Downing, Town Clerk of the town of North 
Hempstead, in the County of Queens, do hereby certify 
that on the 13tli day of January 1874, at my office in said 
town, the following names of twenty four persons were 
drawn by me from a box containing the names of all such 
persons now residents of said town, whose names are on 
the last list filed in the Town Clerks office of said town, of 
those selected and returned as jurors pursuant to Article 
2 title 4 chap 7 part 3 of the Ke vised Statutes, they not 
being interested in the lands through which the road in the 
Town of North Hempstead passes, as follows. 

Beginning at the pond in front of Silas W. Albertson's 
house, and running thence southerly through lands of Smith 
Williams, David N. Titus, Wm B. Bobbins Est, Willet U. 
Tappen, Charles C. Willis, George Downing Est, (or Isaac 
Downing,) George Allen, George Downing Est., Wm M. 
Hewlett, Henry W. Eastman, Benjamin D. Hicks, Thomas 
W. Albertson and Long Island Bail Boad Co., to the town 
line of the town of Hempstead. 

And also the highway leading from the above mentioned 
highway, westerly through lands of Charles C. Willis, John 
H. Willis, Joshua W. Powell, Samuel Willis, Valentine 
Willis and John Shuster, to the highway leading from Min- 
eola to Cow Neck, nor of kin to any or either of the persons 
interested in said lands, and who are freeholders of said 
town, the said twenty four names being so drawn by me to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 479 

make a jury to examine aud certify as to the necessity and 
propriety of straightening and widening the above descril)ed 
highways, to wit: Alfred Baylis, Elbert H. Mackey, John 
H. Kenyon, Joseph O. Hegeman, Thomas Glapham, John 
Eyan, Wm P. Willets, John M. Clark, Wm K. Havilaud, 
Kobert Jarvis, John Jarvis, Henry A. Schenck, John Van 
Pelt, John Valentine, James Van Nostrand, John D. Hicks, 
John J. Thompson, Isaac Sherwood, Edgar C. Poole, Single- 
ton L. Mitchell, Daniel D. Cox, Henry P. Hall, Henry T. 
Hicks, John K. Kemsen. 

Said Jury to meet at the house of Silas W. Albertson in 
said town on the 24th day of January 1874 at 10 o'clock in 
the forenoon. 

Roslyn, January loth 1874. 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk of the Town of 

N. Hempstead. 

Page 2G8. 

The People of the State of New York, to any one of the 
Constables of the town of North Hempstead, in the County 
of Queens, 

Greeting: — 

You are hereby directed to summons Thomas Clapham, 
Joseph O. Hegeman, William P. AVillets, William K. Havi- 
laud, John Jarvis, John H. Kenyon, Elbert H. Mackey, 
John Kyan, John M. Clark, Ptobert Jarvis, Henry A. Schenck, 
John Van Pelt, James Van Nostrand, John J. Thompson, 
Edgar C. Poole, Daniel D. Cox, Henry T. Hicks, John 
Valentine, John D. Hicks, Isaac Sherwood, Singleton L. 
Mitchell, Henry P. Hall, John K. Pemseu and Alfred Bay- 
lis, to meet at the dwelling house of Silas W. Albertson, in 
said town, on the 24tli day of January 1874 at 10 o'clock in 
the forenoon, to form a jury to examine and certify as to 
the necessity and propriety of straightening and widening 
the highway from the pond in front of the dwelling house 



480 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of Siliis W. Albertson, and running tlience southerly to the . 
town line, and also the highway running from the above 
mentioned highway at Charles C. Willis corner, westerly to 
the highway leading from Mineola to Cow Neck. 

And this you are in no wise to omit under the penalty of 
Five dollars. 

AVitness my hand this 13th day of Januar}' 1874. 

Samuel V, Searing 
Justice of the Peace. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, at 
Mineola in said town, on the .... day of Febr'y 1874, all 
the Commissioners having met and deliberated on the sub- 
ject matter of this order, upon the application of Silas W. 
Albertson, Smith Williams, Joshua AV. Powell & others, all 
residents of said town and liable to be assessed to work 
upon the highways therein, for the laying out of the highways 
hereafter to be described, and on the Certificate of twenty 
reputable freeholders of said town, convened and duly 
sworn after due public notice as required by the Statute, 
certifying that it is necessary and proper to lay out straighten 
and widen such highways, and notice in writing of at least 
three days having l)een given in form of law to Thomas W. 
Albertson, H. W. Eastman k B. D. Hicks, Wm M. Hewlett, 
George Allen, Isaac A. Downing, Eiehard H. Eobbins, 
Willet U. Tappen, David N. Titus, Smith Williams, Silas 
W. Albertson, Charles C. Willis, John H. Willis, Joshua W. 
Powell, Samuel Willis tt J ohn Shuster, occupants of the lands 
through which said highways are to run, that the under- 
signed Commissioners of Highways would meet at this time 
and place to decide on the applications aforesaid, and 
having heard all reasons offered for and against laying out, 
straightening and widening such highways, it is ordered, 
determined and certified, that the pulilic highways shall be 
straightened and widened, and the same is hereby laid out 



HEMrSfEAD TOWN RECORDS. 481 

pursuant to said application, whereof a survey lias been 
made, and is as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake 
standing on range with the westerly fence of the door yard 
or lawn of Silas W. Albertson, said fence being the easterly 
boundary of the present highway leading from Silas W. 
Albertsous to Roslyn, said stake and starting point bearing 
S 27° 31' E lirj 7-10 ft from the westerly side of a large 
locust tree standing on easterly side of aforesaid fence, 
and adjoining it, running thence S 12" 25' W 2414 feet, 
through lauds of Smith Williams, David N. Titus and Rich- 
ard H. Bobbins, to a point in the land of said Bobbins, 
thence S 0'^ 12' E 2722 ft, through lands of said Richard H. 
Bobbins, Willet IT. Tappen, C. C. Willis and Isaac A. 
Downing, to a post standing on the east side of the old 

Page 269. 
road, thence S 0" 48' West 1435 feet, to a point south east- 
erly of dwelling house of C. C. Willis, and through lands 
of Isaac A. Downing and C. C. Willis, thence S 8° 31' West 
2(jl5Jr feet, through lands of C. C. Willis, to the southerly 
side of Jericho Turnpike, thence South 2^ 31' W 4011:^ feet, 
through the land of the Estate of George Downing, deceased, 
of George Allen, Wm M. Hewlett, Thomas W. Albertson, 
H. W. Eastman and Benjamin D. Hicks, to the northerly 
side of the highway which runs along the northerly side of 
the Hempstead Plains, the above described highway is to 
be sixty six feet in width. 

And the survey of the southerly side of a highway which 
is to be fifty feet wide, running from the highway which 
leads from Roslyn to the Queens County Agricultural Fair 
Grounds to the highway which leads from Harris Hill to 
Mineola. 

Beginning at a stake standing at an angle on the easterly 
side of the highway running from Roslyn to Queens County 
Agricultural Fair Grounds, as surveyed for the Commis- 
sioners of Highways, said stake and starting point being 
southerly of the dwelling house of C. C. Willis, running 
thence South 88" 40' West 1355^ feet, through lands of C. 



482 HEMPSTEAD TOWN" RECORDS. 

C. AVillis, Johu H. Willis and Joshua W. Powell, to the 
west side of the Long Island Branch Rail Road, and to lands 
of Samuel Willis, thence South Si" 23" West 1716 2-10 
feet, through lands of Samiiel "Willis, thence South 73° 54' 
West 845 feet through lauds of Samuel Willis, Valentine 
Willis and Johu Shuster, to the Westerly side of the high- 
way leading from Harris Hill to Mineola. 

And the line of the survey iu the first described highway 
is to be the easterly Hne, sixty six feet wide, and the line 
of the siuwev in the second described highway is to be the 
southerly line, which is to be fifty feet wide. 

Witness our hands this 4th day of April 1874. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

Oscar B. Wellis ? of 

John H. Treadwell ) Highways. 
Singleton L. Mitchell 

Surveyor. 

the foregoing are ccnect copies of the original, being 
filed in the office, Compared and entered b^^ 

Valentine Downing 

Rosh-n April 4th 1874. Town Clerk. 

Page 270. 

Xotice is hereby given that the undersigned has made 
application to the Commissioners of Highways of the town 
of Xorth Hempstead, iu the County of Queens, for the 
laying out of a Highway, Commencing at the Highway 
leading from Poi-t Washington to Roslvn, near Tilford 
Stiverson's Store, thence runuing southerly past the M. E. 
Church until it meets Sixth Avenue. The latter commences 
at the last named point, and runs westerh* to the Highway 
leading fi-om Port Washington to Manhasset, to the south 
of Charles W. Mitchells dwelling house, and which said 
Highway will pass through the lands of Charles W. Mitchell, 
Hannah E. Mitchell and Phebe E. Mitchell, said roads 
were opened by said Mitchell, and were used by the public 
nearly two years, and during the month of June last were 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 483 

closed by a fence being made acrost each of tliem, aiid that 
on the 30th day of August 1873 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon 
at the house of Gideon Seaman in said town, twelve free- 
holders, duly qualified for that purpose, will meet to exam- 
ine the ground and premises, and to certify with respect to 
the necessity and propriety of such Highway, 

Dated Port Washington this 2'2nd day of August 1873. 

B. B. NOSTRAND. 

Queens County ss. 

Stephen H. Mackey of Port Washington in the town of 

North Hempstead in said County, being duly sworn saitli, 

that he caused Notices in writing, of which the within is a 

copy, to be posted up at the store of George C. Mc Kee, 

Port Washington, the store of John Acker, (Post Office) at 

Koslyn and at tlie Post Office of George K. Dodge, Man- 

hasset Valley, three of the most public places in said town, 

on the 22nd day of August 1873, being at least six days 

before the time specified therein for the meeting of the 

freeholders. 

Stephen H. Mackey. 

Sworn and subscribed before me 

this 30th day of August 1873. 

James L. Baxter 

Justice of the Peace. 

Town of North Hempstead ) ^ 

• ss 
Queens County ^ " 

We the undersigned, twelve repiitable freeholders of the 

said town, not interested in the lands through which the 

road described (in the annexed Notice) is to be laid, nor of 

kin to any owner thereof, having appeared at the time and 

place specified in said Notice, and having been duly &,woru 

to well and truly examine and certify in regard to the 

necessity and |)ropriety of the Highway applied for, and 

having proceeded to and personally examined the . route of 

such Highway, and heard all reasons that were offered 

for and against laying out the same, do hereby certify that 

we are of opinion that the highway applied for and 



484 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

described iu tlie annexed notic^o is necessary and proper. 

Page 271. 

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our names 
this 30th day of Au^'ust 1873. 

Joseph O. Hegeman B. B. Nostrand 

A. H. Baxter Addulbert Jones 
Charles W. Henderson Isaac Scott 

George Mackey Thomas K. Allen 

Edward Henderson S. H. Brush 

John Jarvis Thomas Mc Kee 

Alfred C. Baylis Elbert H. Mackey 

Egbert Jarvis Edward AV. Mott 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead in the County of Queens, State 
of New York, at the house of Gideon Seaman in the said 
town, on the 14th day of October 1873, all the Commis- 
sioners having been duly notified to attend the said meet- 
ing for the purpose of deliberating on the subject matter of 
this order, upon the application of James L. Baxter & 
others, residents of said town and liable to work on the 
highways therein, for the laying out of the highways 
hereinafter to be described, and on the certificate of twelve 
reputable freeholders of said tow'n, convened and duly 
sworn after due public notice, as required by the Statute, 
certifying that such highways are necessary and proper, 
and notice having been given in due form of law to 
the owners of the lands through which such highway 
is to run that the uuder.signed Commissioners would 
meet at this time and place to decide on the applica- 
tion aforesaid, and we having heard all reasons offered for 
and against laying out such highways, it is ordered, de- 
termined and certified, that a public highway shall be, and 
the same is hereby laid out, pursuant to said application 
whereof a survey has been made and is as follows, to wit: 

Beginning on the Easterly side of the highway which 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 485 

leads from Manli asset to Sands Point, and on the southerly 
side of a street as staked through the laud of Charles W. 
Mitchell, and known as Gtli Avenue, funning thence N 
88f " E 8;j0 feet along the southerly side of said 6th Avenue 
to the Easterly side of the Htreet which passes in front of 
the Methodist Church, known as Carlton Avenue, thence 
North Ip W 6371 feet, thence North 7" East 598^ feet, 
thence North 14f" East 879 3-10 feet, along the Easterly 
side of said street to the southerly side of the highway 
which runs from Flower Hill to Port Washington, the line 
of said survey is the southerly and Easterly bounds of said 
highway, and the said road to be of the width of 50 feet. 
Witness our hands this .... day of December 1873. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners of 

Oscar B. Willis > Highways of 
John H. Treadwell ) N. Hempstead. 

A correct Coj^y of the original on tile in this office 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 272. 
Order for ascertaining and describing a road leading from 
Port Washington to Robert Morrells Mill, said road having 
been in use for 20 years and over, but not recorded. 

Wliereas a road used as a highway in the town of North 
Hempstead, in the County of Queens, leading from Port 
Washington to Robert Morrells Mill, has been used as a 
])ublic highway for twenty years past, but not recorded. 
Now therefore, we the undersigned the Commissioners of 
said town, having met at Port Washington in said town, 
for the purpose of causing said road to be ascertained, 
described and entered of record in the Town Clerks Office. 
All the said Commissioners being present, and having 
deliberated on the subject embraced in this order, do hereby 
order that the said road be ascertained, described and 
entered of record, and the said Commissioners having caused 
a survey of said road to be made, do further order that the 



486 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

said road is hereby ascertained and described according to 
the said survey, being as follows. 

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of the high- 
way leading from Flower Hill to Port Washington, and on 
the Avesterly side of Jackson Street as laid out on the prop- 
erty of Daniel A. CornAvell k H. W. Eastman, running 
thence North 87" West 51, thence South 86" West 51 feet, 
thence South 76° West 360 2-10 feet, thence South 59J-" West 
68 7-10 feet, thence South 50i° W 77 1-10 feet, thence S 
291° w 20 1-10 feet, thence S 131° w 232 5-10 feet, along 
land as laid out by said Cornwell & Eastman to land of 
Isaac Covei-t, thence 13^° West 191 7-10 feet, along land of 
said J. Covert, to land of ...... Jackson, thence S 3^° East 

5581 feet, thence S 2f" E 614 feet, thence If E 899 4-10 ft, 
through land of said Jackson & Charles W. Mitchell, to a 
locust tree, thence South 10^" East 147^ feet, through land of 
C. AV. Mitchell, to laud of Joel Davis, thence South 4f " East 
204J feet, thence S 251" W 78 6-10 feet, thence South 
411° W 95 feet, thence South 53i" West 121 8-10 feet, 
thence S 68f° West 285i feet, thence South 7i" W 9611 
feet, throiigh land of said Joel Davis, to land of Nicholas 
Luqueer, and to the northerly and westerly side of a stone 
fence, thence S 9|° W 861 feet, thence in a curved line of 
which the chord is S 40° W 92 feet, and the middle ordi- 
nate is 14 feet to the left, thence S 84i" AY 253 5-10 feet, 
thence S 66f" W 33 4-10 feet, thence S 10" W 142 feet, 
thence S 6i° W 69 feet, thence S li" E 219 feet, thence S 
9° E 86 5-10 feet, thence S 18i" E 88 feet, through land of 
said Nicholas Luqueer,' and by the outer edge of a stone 
fence, thence S 18|" East 211 feet, thence South 18i" West 
40 1-10 feet, still through land of Nicholas Luqueer, to a 
point on a range with the southerly- side of the Mill Dam of 
Robert Morrell, thence S 55f° West 410 6-10 feet, to the 
South West corner of Mill Dam, and adjoining the south 
east corner of the Biid<jfe, and it is farther ordered that the 
line above described be the southerly & easterly hue of the 
highway-, and that the road is of the width as originally 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 487 

laid out, Two rods wide. In witness whereof the said Com- 
missioners have hereunto subscribed their names the 10th 
day of Nov'r 1873. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

Oscar B. Willis > of 

John H. Treadwell ) Highways. 

Page 273. 

To 

James P. Smith > r^ •  ^ xr- i 

Oscar B. Willis [ Commissiouei-s of Highways 

John H. Treadwell ) ''^ ^^'"^ *^'''' ^^ ^"'^^^ Hempstead. 

Application is hereby made by the undersigned, persons 
liable to be assessed for highway labor, and residing in the 
town of North Hempstead, to the Commissioners of High- 
ways of the said town, to discontinue a highway laid out in 
said town, but not jei opened, and this application is made 
for the following, among other reasons. That since the 
order of the Referees laying out said road, another road 
running parallel therewith, has been opened to the public 
by the owners of the land through which it passes, that this 
new road is at a distance, varying from about 20 to about 60 
rods from the road so laid out, and that the said road so 
laid out has thereby become useless and unnecessary, and 
the expense of opening the same should not be incurred ; 
and which said highway is described as follows, beginning 
on the west end at the road running from Heiricks to Man- 
hasset, running an Easterly course along a lane, and through 
Van AVicklens land until it comes to lantl formerly owned 
by J. F. Hegeman, wow by Bapelyea, thence an Easterly 
course through said Rapelyeas land until it conies to a 
highway crossing the highway south of J. F. Hegeman, 
thence easterly through the lands of the Estate of the late 
David Williams to the highway leading from Mineola to 
Boslyn, thence an easterly course through the lands of 
Richard Albertson and Samuel Willis, to the Branch track 
af the Long Island Rail Road, crossing the track, running 
nearly an easterly course through the lands of David N. 



488 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Titns and Smith Williams to a liiglnvay leading from Ros- 

lyn to Hciiipsteud. 
Marcli iSth 1«74. 

Richard Albertson Silas W. Albertson 

R. H. RoBBiNH David N. Titus 

WiLLETT U. TaPPEN YaLENTINE WiLLIS 

Wm a. Willis J. A, Prior 

Notice is hereby given that the subscriber, a person 
liable to be assessed for higliAvay labor in the town of North 
Hempstead, in the County of Queens, has applied to the 
Commissioners of Highwaj's of said town, to discontinue a 
highway in said town, said Highway as laid out by Referees 
about 3 years since, but not yet opened for the public. Begi n- 
ning at the gateway of Garret Van Wicklen, running in an 
easterly direction through the lands of Yan Wicklen, Rap- 
elyea, J. F. Hegeman, David Williams Est, Richard Albert- 
son, Samuel Willis, David N. Titus and Smith Williams, to 
the road leading from Roslyn to Mineola ; and that a Jury 
of Freeholders will meet at the house of Richard Albertson 
on the 28th day of March 1874, at 10 o'clock A. M., to con- 
sider, examine and certify in regard to the propriet}' of dis- 
continuing the highwav as described. 

Richard Albertson ct others. 

A correct copy of original 

Yalentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

Page 274. 

The sul)8C'iibers, disinterested freeholders of the town of 
North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, having met at 
the dwelling house of Richard Albertson in said town, in 
pursuance to a summons from the Commissioners of High- 
wa"\s of the said town, to examine & certifv in regard to the 
i:)ropriety of discontinuing the highway from the gateway 
of Garret Yan Wicklen, running an easterly direction 
through the lands of Yan Wicklen, Rapelyea, James F. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 489 

Hegeman, David Williams Est, Richard Albeitson, Samuel 
Willis, David N, Titus and Smith Williams, to the highway 
leading from Roslyn to Mineola; and having been duly 
sworn by a Justice of the Peace of said town, and having 
viewed the said road, do therefore certify that we are of the 
opinion, that the same is useless and unnecessary. 

In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands this 28tli 
day of March 1874. 

John A. Searing John H. Kenyon 

Robert Titus Timothy Treadwell 

Thomas H. Bacon Daniel Bogart 

AV. E. Townsend Joshua W. Powell 

Isaac U. Willets Scudder White 

Charles M. Cornell Smith Pine 
Isaac Morrell Charles Jayne. 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the 
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, at 
Mineola in said town on the 28th day of March 1874, all 
the Commissioners having been notified to attend the said 
meeting, for the purpose of deliberating on the subject of 
this order upon the application of Richard Albertson, Silas 
W. Albertson, David N. Titus, Valentine Willis and others, 
all of said town, for the discontinuance of the road described, 
and on the certificate of fourteen disinterested freeholders, 
duly summoned and sworn, who have in due form certified 
that the said road is useless and unnecessary, and the said 
Connnissioners having caused a survey of said road to be 
made as follows. Viz: Beginning southwardly of centre of 
a locust tree 15 inches in diameter 23 5-100 feet, northwardl}^ 
of the centre of a locust tree 8 inches in diameter, and 63 
feet west of centre of a cherry tree 18 inches in diameter 
running thence South 87" 19' East 1089 9-10 feet to a point 
in the division line between the lands of G. Van Wicklen 
and Rapelyea (formerly Jas F. Hegeman). Thence North 
86" 50' E 155 4-10 feet. Thence N 74" 47' E 1071 feet. 
Thence N 86" 22' 357 feet, to a point on the easterly side of 



490 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the highway passing the dwelling house of James F. Hege- 
man, and distant 7 6-10 feet X. E. of Maple tree 1 inch in 
diameter, and 10 6-10 feet S. W, of centre of pear tree 2^ 
inches in diameter, and 41 feet West of a cherry tree 10 inc 
in diameter. Thence N. 85° 38' E 2417 feet, to the westerly 
side of the highway- leading by the dwelling house of Rich- 
ard Albertsou on the highway leading from Mineola to Cow 
Xeck, the last course and distance being through the lands 
of David Williams, excepting a small angular piece taken 
from the garden of James F. Hegeman, running thence 
south 77" 15' E 2138 feet, until it strikes a stake on the east 
side of the Eail Road known as the Smith "Williams route. 

Page 275. 
ThuiK-e following this route N 84° 13' E about 1350 feet, 
until it strikes the west side of another road or highway 
leading from Mineola to Roslyn by the dwelling house of 
Smith "Williams. 

It is ordered and determined by the said Commissioners 
that the said road be, and the same is hereby discontinued. 
In witness whereof we have set our hands this 28th day of 
March 1874. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

Oscar B. AVillis ^ of 

John H. Treadwell ) Highways. 

The foregoing are Correct Copies of the original, 

entered by 

Valentine Downing 

Town Clerk. 

At the annual Town Meeting held in the town of North 
Hempstead, at the house of Jacob Given s, Roslyn, on tues- 
day April 7th 1874, the following officers present, Francis 
Skillman, Samuel V. Seariug & James L. Baxter, Justices 
of the Peace and Valentine Downing, Town Clerk. 

The annual report of the Trustees of Jones Fund for the 
year ending April 1st 1874, was read, accepted and ordered 
on file. 

The following Resolutions were adopted: 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 491 

Resolved — That the sum of three hundred and fifty dol- 
lars be laised to offset interest on Walter R. Jones bequest. 

Resolved — That the sum of Two hundred and twenty 
five dollars be raised for one half of Keepers Salary of 
Jones Institute. 

Resolved — that the sum of one thousand dollars be raised 
for the support of the poor of the town for the ensueiug 
year, 

: Resolved — That the sum of one hundred and ninety six 
dollars and thirty five cents, the amount of tax assessed on 
ten thousand dollars personal property, and paid under 
protest by Mr. Franklin Wight, be refunded upon condi- 
tion that he make the necessary affidavit before the 
Assessors. 

Resolved — that the sum of Five dollars and eighty four 
cents be refunded to Conklin Seaman, the same being for 
amount of tax erroneously assessed, and paid under protest, 
provided he make the necessary affidavit before the 
Assessors. 

Resolved — That the sum of four dollars and ninety one 
cents be refunded to John H. Roberts, the same being for 
amount of tax erroneously assessed, and paid under pro- 

PaCxE 27(5. 
test, })rovided he make the necessary affidavits before the 
Assessors. 

Resolved — That the sum of three dollars and seventy 
four cents be refimded to Michael Figaler, the same being 
for amount of tax erroneously assessed, and" paid by him 
under protest, provided he make the necessary affidavit 
before the Assessors. 

Whereas — Henry Ondeidonk Jr., Esq., of Jamaica, of 
his (jwn free will, has done the town of North Hempstead a 
valuable service, by gratuitously causing many of its oldest 
and most valuable Records to be rebound, and very neatly 
repaired and indexed, be it therefore 

Resolved — That we tender to Mr. Onderdonk our thanks, 
as a slight testimonial of our regards and appreciation of 



492 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the kindness manifested liy an old inhabitant, and also for 
the vahiable service rendered us ; and that a Copy of the 
action taken by tins meeting be forwarded to him, by the 
Town Clerk, and that he have the same published in two 
of the Jamaica Papers. 

AVhereas — a jjroposition has been made to exchan<^e the 
land recently purchased of Samuel Doxsee Esq for a 
town Burial Ground, for another plot of the same area, 
situated on higher ground, with good drainage and much 
better adapted for burial purposes than the present site, 
and easy of access by the new road ; and whereas, if such 
exchange can be arranged it would be to the interests of 
both parties, therefore. 

Resolved — that a Committee of Henry D. Remseu, Rob- 
ert Titus and AVilliam J. Mott be appointed, with poAver to 
make such exchange. 

The following Officers were elected. 

Supervisor, Henry D. Remsen. Town Clerk, John D. 
Acker. Collector, John Valentine. Justices of the Peace, 
full term, AVilliam Wallace Kirby, to fill vacancy, Henry C. 
Morrell. Assessor, full term, Robert Titus ; to till vacancy 
AVilliam J. Mott. Commissioner of Highways, Oscar B. 
Willis. Trustees of Jones Fund, Stephen R. Hicks and 
Adrian Onderdonk. Ove seers of the Poor, Josiah L. 
Pearsall and George K. Dodge. S aler of Weights <fe 
Measures, Henry Mackey. Game Constable, Thomas Pel- 
cher. Constables, Cornelius Seaman, John Allen, Thomas 
Fay, James Gillespie, Isaac Hults. Inspectors of Elec- 
tions in District No. 1, Samuel AVillets, Singleton L. 
Mitchell and Adrian Van Nostrand, appointed. Inspectors 
of Elections in District No. 2, J. Cornwall Mott and John 
D. Acker, and George Mott, appointed. Inspectors of 
Elections in District No. 3, Allen H. Baxter and William 
H. Dodge, and James M. Smith, appointed. 

Francis Skillmax ) Justices 
Samuel V. Searing > of the 
James L. Baxter S Peace. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 493 

a correct copy of proceedings of Town Meeting 

V. Downing Town Clerk. 

Page 277. 
Lands taken and released in laying out straightening and 
widening Cross Road in front of C. C. Willis. 

Portion of Old 
New Land Taken Road Released Difference 

C. C. Willis .31 Acres. .49 Acres. .18 Acres. 

John H. Willis .64 " .58 " .06 " 

Lands taken and released in laying out widening and 
straightening road from 8. W. Albertsons to Mineola. 









Portion of Old 








New Land Taken 


Road Released 


Difference 


Smith Williams 


' 


.7() Acres. 


.25 


Acres. 


.51 A 


.cres. 


D. N. Titus 




.21 " 


.89 




.68 




R. Robbins 




2.59 " 


.99 




1.60 




Willett Tappeu 




.94 " 


.38 




.56 




C. C. Willis 




4.66 " 


1.87 




2.79 




I. A. Downing 




.86 " 


1.11 




.25 




G. Allen 




.26 " 


1.55 




1.29 




Est of G. Downin 


g 


.88 " 


.26 




.62 




T. Albertson 




.28 " 


.07 




.21 




Eastman & Hicks 




.10 " 


.00 




.10 





A correct copy of the original on file in this Ofiice. 

John D. Acker 
Roslyn May 8th 1874. Town Clerk. 

A highway having been laid out by the Commissioners of 
highways of the Town of North Hempstead, in the County 
of Queens (on an application made by William E. Hawx- 
hurst and Others), through the lands of Mr. Jackson Val- 
entine, commencing at the Jericho Turnpike, through the 
lands of Richard Willets, Jackson Valentine and Joseph 
Cartisseer, to the highway leading from the Station at 
Westbury. 

Now know all men by these presents, that I, the said 
Jackson Valentine, by an agreement made between myself 



494 HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS, 

and tlie applicants for the road, for value received do hereby 

release all claims to damage by the reason of laying out and 

opening the said highway. 

Witness my hand the 14th day of May 1874. 

Jackson Valentine. 
John D. Hicks 

Witness. 

Page 278. 
To the County Court of Queens County. 
Whereas, We the Commissioners of highways of the town 
of North Hempstead, in said County, by an order dated 
Dec 12th 1873 (said order was order of refereesj have laid 
out a public highway in said town, beginning at the Jericho 
Turnpike, near Friends Meeting House at Westbury, run- 
ning in a southerl}^ direction through tlie lands of Jackson 
Valentine and Jos Cartisseer to the road leading from 
Westbury Station to the Jericho Turnpike. 

Now therefore, we the said Commissioners do hereby 
apply for the appointment of Commissioners to assess the 
damages occasioned by the laying out of said highway, 
pursuant to the statute in such cases made and provided. 
Dated Feb 24th 1874. 

James P. Smith ) Commissioners 

} of 

Oscar B. ^^ illis ) Highways. 

At a County Court, held in and for the County of Queens, 
at the Chambers of the Couutv Judge, in the villafre of 
Jamaica, Queens County, on the 20th day of April 1874. 
Present 

John J. Armstrong 

County Judge. 

In the matter of the application ] 

of the Commissioners of Highways of ! 

the Town of North Hempstead, j 

Queens County. J 

On receiving and filing the application of the Commis- 
sioners of Highways of the town of North Hempstead in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 495 

Queens County, setting forth the laying out of a highway in 
said town, beginning at the Jericho Turnpike near the 
Friends Meeting House at Westbury, running in a southerly 
direction through the lands of Jackson Valentine & Jos 
Cartisseer, to the road leading from Westbury Station to 
the Jericho Turnpike, and praying the Appointment of 
Commissioners to assess the damages occasioned thereby 
It is ordered that George S. Downing of Oyster Bay, 
Ebenezer Kellum of Hempstead and John A. Searing of 
North Hempstead, be and they are appointed such Com- 
missioners whose duty it shall be to take the oath required 
by the Constitution, to meet the said Commissioners, and 

Page 279. 
the parties interested, to take a view of the premises, hear 
the parties and their witnesses, and they, or a majority of 
tnem, shall assess all damages which may be required to be 
assessed on the said highway, and shall deliver their said 
assessment to the said Commissioners of highways. 

John J. Armstrong 

County Judge 
Queens County. 
State of New York } ^^ 
County of Queens ^ " ' * 

George S. Downing of the town of Oyster Bay, Ebenezer 
Kellum of the town of Hempstead and John A. Searing of 
the town of North Hempstead, all in said County, being 
duly sworn, doth each for himself depose and say : That I 
will support the Constitution of the United States and the 
Constitution of the State of New York, and that I will 
fairly and impartially appraise or assess the damages 
sustained by Jackson Valentine and Joseph Cartisseer by 
reason of the laying out of a highway through their improved 
lands, to the best of my knowledge and ability. 
Sworn before me this George S. Downing 

14th day of May 1874. John A. Searing 

Sam'l V. Searing Ebenezer Kellum. 

Justice of the Peace. 



496 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Whereas the undersigDed, George 8. Downing, Ebeuezer 
Kelhini and John A. Searing were appointed by an order of 
the County Conrt of the County of Queens, made on the 
20th day of April 1874, on the application of James P. 
Smith and Oscar B, Willis, Commissioners of highways of 
the Town of North Hempstead, in said County of Queens, 
Commissioners to Assess the damages occasioned by the- 
laying out of a highway in the said town. Beginning at the 
Jericho Turnpike near the Fiiends Meeting House at West- 
bury, and running southerly through the improved lands of 
Jackson Valentine and Joseph Cartisseer to the road lead- 
ing from Westl)ury Station to the Jericho Turnpike, which 
was laid out b}' the Commissioners of highways of said 

Page 280. 

town, by an order dated the 12th day of December 1873. 
Now therefore, we the said Commissioners having taken the 
Oath of Office prescribed by the Constitution, and having 
all met and acted in the matter committed to us, at the 
Hotels of John A. Searing and Barney Powers, in the said 
town on tlie 14th day of May 1874, pursuant to a notice of 
at least Six days, according to law, to the Commissioners 
of highways and the owners of the land through which said 
road passes, and having taken a view of the premises, and 
heard the parties and such witnesses as have been offered 
before us, do therefore determine and assess the damages 
required to be assessed on the said highway as follows, 
viz: The damages to Jackson Yalentine having been 
settled and agreed upon between him and the Commis- 
sioners of highAvays, prior to our meeting, no award was 
made to him. We hereby assess the damages to Joseph 
Cartisseer the sum of One hundred and seventy live dollars. 
Witness our hands the 14th day of May 1874. 

George S. Downing j Commissioners 
John A. Searing > ap])ointed by 
Ebenezer Kellum. j County Court. 

Eoslyn, Aug. 18th, 1874. 

Compared with the original and entered by 

John D. Acker 
Town Clerk. 



GENERAL INDEX. 



PAGE 

Aceorint of the scientific ascent of Harbor Hill, and the baro- 
metric determination of its altitude 29 

A Committee of three from each School District to solicit s^^b- 

scriptions to bounty loan 320 

An earthquake shock, Jan. 25, 1841 123 

Ansel H. Conklin appointed Assessor in place of George W. 

Ketcham, who failed to qualify 460 

A petition of Charles C. Ltiyster to erect a dock adjoining his 

grist mill, not granted 1(S6 

A petition of Francis Skillman to erect a dock at Koslyn, not 

granted 1(S6 

Appeal from determination of Commissioners of Highways, 

dismissed by County Judge 184 

Appeal to County Court from decision of Highway Commis- 
sioners in matter of road at Hands Point 266 

Ai)i)ropriation of twenty-five hundred dollars voted 365 

Assessor appointed to fill vacancy 411 

Board of Supervisors legalize the raising by the town of 

seventy-five thousand dollars to pay bounties to Volunteers 321 

Board of Town Auditors proceed to issue Certificates of Indebt- 
edness for the seventy-five thousand dollars raised to pay 
l)ounties to volunteers 322 

Boundary of School District No. 4, changed 67 

Boundary of School District No. 8, changed 70 

Cattle and horses to be permitted to run at large on the high- 
ways 127 

Changes in School Districts Nos. 2, 9, and 10, confirmed by 

Commissioner, Supervisor and Town Clerk 416 

Collector to receive five dollars oiit of every hundred, for his 

services 82 

Commissioners and Inspectors of Schools to receive one dollar 

and twenty-five cents per day 77 

Commissioners appointed to sell the Common Lands, directed 

to proceed 66 

Commissioners of Common Schools again redistrict the town . . 40 

Commissioners of Common Schools redistrict the town 14 



408 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Commissioners of Common Schools redistrict the town 38 

Commissioners of Highways authorized to employ counsel in 

the matter of the apjiointmeut of Overseers of Highways. . 330 
Commissioners of Highways directed to cease litigation in 

Pearsall matter 108 

Commissioners of Highways ordered to settle division of roads 

between Hempstead Harbor and Westbury 40 

Commissioners of Highways redivide the town into road districts 71 

Commissioners of Schools directed to borrow- funds lOS 

Committee appointed to assist officers of the town in defending 

suits brought for cutting grass on the undivided lands. ... 18 
Committee appointed to audit the accounts of the late Super- 
visor 65 

Committee appointed to enforce the laws in relation to taking 

shell-fish 23 

Committee appointed to put uj) monuments on the North 

Hempstead and Oyster Bay line 77 

Committee appointed to report on jniblic burying ground 397 

Committee appointed to rim town line between Flushing 40 

Committee appointed to secure the designating by the Legisla- 
ture of Trustees for Jones Fund 103 

Committee appointed to take legal advice as to the bequest of 

Samuel Jones 100 

Committee on maintaining poor recommend that the paujiers be 

boarded out to the lowest responsiVile bidder 5 

Committee on undivided lands authorized to borrow money for 

legal expenses 27 

Committe on Volunteers, authorized to jmy bounties 305 

Committee to act with town in relation to undivided lands. ... 22 
Controversy between Peter Titus and Jonas, Joseph and Law- 
rence Denton submitted to referees 50 

Counsellor Wood to be paid for drawing a ijetition 11 

County Court sustains the Commissioners of Highways in re- 
fusing to lay out road at Westbury, from house of Jostiua 

Titus westward to that of Abraham Bond 78 

Court of Common Pleas confii-ms action of Commissioners of 
Highways in laying out road through land of Thomas 

Aj^pleby ' 7 

Court of Common Pleas reverses the decision of Commissioners 

of Highways in matter of Thomas Appleby's land 8 



INDEX. 499 

PAGE 

Daniel Titus, of Committee to obtain legislation in relation to 

undivided lands, reports 22 

Decision of referees accepted by Peter Titus, Joseph and 

Jonas Denton 56 

Discretionary jjower given the Justices and Overseers to con- 
tract for the keeping of the Poor 85 

Division line fence between Daniel A. Cornwell and Edward 

W. Mott, adjusted 366 

Ear Marks 144 

Earthquake heard and felt at about 7 o'clock P. M., 21st, 1845. 160 
Election District No. 3, created by board of toAvn officers 417 

Fees of Town officers to l)e one dollar per day 123 

Fence Viewers, Commissioners and Inspectors of Schools to re- 
ceive one dollar a day as comj^ensation 81 

Fence Viewers decide controversy between Samuel Waldron 

and Ansel H. Conklin as to division fence 281 

Fence Viewers to receive seventy-five cents a day for their 

services 66 

Fifteen thousand dollars voted to pay bounties to Volunteers. . 301 
Fifty thousand dollars additional, raised for the purjiose of 

paying bounties 319 

Fine imposed upon Isaac Tappen to be refunded 157 

First public agreement in relation to digging sand on shores 

of the town 418 

Five hundred dollars appropriated for a public burying ground 410 
Funds voted for the wives and families of Volunteers 302 

Great Neck, ujiper and lower highway districts divided into 

three districts 50 

Historical sketch of the manner in which Success Pond was 

stocked with yellow perch 28 

In relation to the residence of Townsend Willis, for the pur- 
pose of taxation 65 

James L. Baxter ajipointed Justice of the Peace, in place of 

"Wessel S. Smith, deceased 449 

John Iveson paid for making three ballot boxes for the use of 

the town 81 



500 INDEX. 



PAGE 



John R. Schenck elected Constable and Collector in i^lace of 

David Losee, Jr., deceased 57 

Joseph Ouderdonk directed to remove buildings erected by 

him on public landing, (afterwards rescinded) 123 

Justices and Overseers of the Poor to receive proposals for 

hiring out the town's poor 6 

Justices of the Peace object to removal of Town Meeting to 

Manhasset 125 

Justices of the town to audit the fees of the Clerk for copies of 

records 13 

Liber " H. " 156 

Mill Stone Eock measured and contents estimated 30 

Money from sale of common lands to be paid to the Overseers 

of the Poor 77 

Money ordered raised to pay Thomas Addis Emmit, counsel of 

the toAvn 32 

New road district laid out by the Commissioners of Highways, 

No. 23 , 86 

No cattle, horses or hogs to run at large in the town 100 

No inhabitant may em^iloy others than those iJublicly in his 

service to take shell-fish from the waters of the town 23 

No i^erson to cut, rake or carry away, any sedge fi-om the com- 
mon marshes, previous to Sept. 10th in any year 35 

Officers of the town directed at Special Town Meeting to take 

legal proceedings to obtain partition of undivided lands. . . 27 

One hundred dollars to be paid towards the salary of keeper of 

Jones Institute 127 

Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor pay Singleton Mitchell, 

Esq., for attending the Legislature as agent 11 

Overseers of the Poor directed to turn over money to Trustees 

of Jones Fund 123 

Overseers of the Poor to exhibit an account of all monies paid 
by them for other pui"poses than for the maintenance of 
the poor 11 

Penalty imposed upon strangers who take shell-fish from waters 

of town 23 

Petition granted, asking use of jilot of ground in front of 

Daniel Bogait, Jr. 's store at Koslyn 197 



INDEX. 501 

PAGE 

Petition to enlarge School District No. 10 411 

Plains west highway district, extended 35 

Project of Supervisors to build a County Poor House, dis- 
approved , 65 

Proposition to exchange the present public burying ground for 

another site 492 

Eegulations adopted in 1820 in relation to shell-flish, reenacted 34 

Eesidents of towns of North and South Hemi^stead restricted 
to one day in each week wherein to take shell-fish from 
waters of the town 23 

Resolution adopted at Town Meeting, directing that the money 
received from sale of town lands at Roslyn, be used for 
dredging the channel at that jjlace 276 

Eesolution passed at Special Town Meeting to raise fifteen 
thousand dollars for the purjiose of paying bounties to 
Volunteers in the army 301 

Eesolutions adopted at Town Meeting protesting against bill 

before Legislature to build new County Court House 279 

Eesolved that three Trustees of Common Lands be elected. . . . 133 

Eoad District No. 20, enlarged 78 

Samuel Cornell awarded fifteen dollars for taking the bodies of 

drowned persons from the Harbor 100 

Samuel Titus, Benjamin Albertson, Daniel Bogart and others, 
given permission to build a dock at Bedle's Landing, un- 
der certain restrictions . 12 

School Commissioner directs changes in boundaries of School 

Districts Nos. 2, 9, and 10 414 

School District No. 2, enlarged 70 

Six thousand dollars in bonds voted to erect buildings at Jones 

Institute 353 

Sketch of the establishing and building of the light hoiise on 

the extremity of Cow Neck 29 

South highway district of Cow Neck, extended 50 

Special Town Meeting called to protest against cost of new 

Court House 452 

Special Town Meeting held for the purpose of providing funds 

to i)ay bounties to Volunteers 313 

Special Town Meeting held to protest against cost of new 

Court House 453 



'yO'I INDEX. 



PAGE 



Special Town Meeting rejects proposition to refund Isaac E. 
Haviland and others, costs in suit against Thomas Pear- 
sail 121 

Special Town Meeting votes for License 17G 

Special Town Meeting votes for No License 173 

Steven Burr paid eight dollars for keeping a poor woman 81 

Snms advanced by citizens to pay boixnties to Volunteers, re- 
funded 302 

Supervisor and Town Clerk authorized to jjurchase a fire-proof 

safe for keeping Town Books &c., 237 

Supervisor authorized, in conjunction with Supervisor of Oyster 

Bav, to define boundarv between towns 305 

Sujjervisor authorized to pay for substitutes presented by citi- 
zens for the army 31G 

Su^jervisor directed to pay each Volunteer fifty dollars 302 

Supervisor instructed to move in the Board of Supervisors for 
the abolition of the distinction between Town and County 

Poor 85, 88 

Swine not to run at large in the highways withoiit being rung, 

under a i^enalty " -18 

Taking of clams restricted in months of May, June, July, 

August and September 443 

Taxes refunded : 

Conkliu Seaman 491 

Edward W. Mott 458 

Franklin Wight 491 

Frederick Millington 457 

George W. Thorne 457 

Isaac Hults 442 

John H. Roberts 491 

Joseph Dodge , 77 

Michael Figaler 491 

Mrs. Hannah Mitchell 442 

Richard Wiggins 157 

Robert Titus 458 

Walter J. Cornwell 40 

William Coles 458 

William Smith, Estate 164 

The grass growing on the public marsh not to be cut before 

the 10th day of September 123 



INDEX. 503 

PAGE 

The Justices aucl Overseers of the Poor directed to furnish 
the Towu Clerk with the number of paupers hired out 
each year 6 

The Legislature to be asked to legalize the borrowing of money 

for bounties 302 

The proposition of I. & W. Seaman to submit the question of 
taxation of their mill to a Judge of the Supreme Court, 
acceiDted 13 

The sedge on the public marsh not to be cut before the second 

Tuesday in September 134 

The sum of one hundred dollars directed raised for fencing 
public burying grounds, and the Overseers of the Poor to 
superintend the work 133 

The sum of twenty dollars to be expended for railings for 

dangerous roads 134 

The Supervisor authorized to defend suits against inhabitants 

of the Town for ciitting hay on the iindivided lands 17 

The Supervisor instructed to euii^loy an attorney to defend 

the rights of the Town in the case of Thomas Appleby. ... 12 

Thomas Clapham agrees to rebuild "Mott's Mill Dam," at 

Glenwood for two hundred dollars 450 

Town Auditors authorize the sum asked by Commissioners of 

Highways for repairing road near Jacob C. Mott's Mill. . . 335 

TownClerkdirectedtohave the records of his office indexed, &c., 364 

Town Clerk to arrange with the Clerk of Oyster Bay to settle 

the boundary between the towns 66 

Town Meetings to he held alternately at Manhasset and Hemp- 
stead Harbor 127 

ToAvn money in hands of Supervisor to be paid to Overseers of 

the Poor 66 

Trustees of Jones FiTud allowed two dollars a day for services 108 

Trustees of School District No. 2, consent to division of same. 412 

Trustees recommended to the Legislature for Jones Fund 102 

Twenty-five thoiisand dollars additional, raised for the pur- 
pose of paying bounties 317 

Twenty-five thousand dollars raised to pay bounties to 

Volunteers 313 

Twenty thousand dollars additional, raised for the puri)ose of 

paying bounties to Volunteers 315 

Two Constables to be elected in the Town 127 



504 INDEX. 



rA(iE 



Voted that eighty dollars be used to repair Itridges 65 

Voted that illegal taxes be returned to Joshua Titus 77, 81 

Voted that the fee of the Town Collector be 4 pr. ct. on his 

collections 34 

Voted that the Overseers of the Poor pay to David Losee, Jr. 

the sum of forty-five dollars 48 

Vote of thanks by Town Meeting to Senator Tovvusend D. 

Cock and Kei:)resentative L. Bradford Prince, for their 

efforts in behalf of the "New Court House Eepeal Bill". . . 458 
Vote of thanks to Henry Onderdonk, Jr 491 

Westbury Avest highway district, extended 35 

William Dodge granted jiermission to maintain a dock on east 

side of Cow Bay, and to charge wharfage 1(55 

William Hicks given liberty to dig out the small creek at 

Hempstead Harbor 91 

William P. Willets swears off his taxes 470 



INDEX TO PLACES. 



Albertson's Pond KJS 

Allen's Mill 38, 42, 43, 70 

Allen A: Hayden's Store 97 

Appleby's Corner 98, 160, 418 

Appleby's Landing. 72, 230, 231,233, 235, 241, 247, 251, 252, 254, 263 

Armstrong's Tavern 74 

Baptist Church (Colored) 445 

Barrow Beach 231, 233 

Bedle's Landing 4, 12 

19, 99, 123, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 241, 263, 274, 278 

Benjamin Hicks' Lane 244 

Bloodgood H. Cutter's Mill Pond 349 

Brush Hollow 75 

Brush Hollow Koad 220, 221, 222, 224, 444 

Caleb Valentine's Mill Dam 24 

Cedar Swamp 214, 215, 216, 218 



INDEX. 505 

PAGE 

Cornwell Burying Ground 261, 267 

Cornwell's Mill Pond 379 

Court House 240 

Cow Bay 3, 421 

Cow Meadow 52, 54 

Cow Neck 4, 24, 252, 258, 263 

Cow Neck Light House 29, 72 

Daniel Bogart, Jr.'s Store 197, 282, 285, 294 

Daniel Bogart's Store 263 

Daniel Bobbin's Meadow 4 

Daniel T. Kissam's Dock 393, 395, 400, 401 

Daniel T. Kissam's Pond 390 

Daniel T. Kissam's Store 393 

David Allen's Mill 71 

Dodge's Island 86 

Duck Cove Koad 344 

Dug-out 383 

Dug-way 369 

East Meadow 223 

East Meadow Brook 224, 225, 226 

Edmund Powell's Pond 83 

Elijali Allen's Mill 16, 38, 42, 43 

Epenetus Piatt's Meadow 52, 54, 55 

Episcopal Church 62 

Episcopal Church at Manhasset 98 

Flower Hill 373, 375 

Free Church 324, 326, 329, 337, 342, 359 

Free Church Cemetery 323, 324, 325, 327, 33() 

Friends' Meeting House at Manhasset 74, 98 

Friends' Meeting House at Westbury 82, 224, 225, 226 

365, 368, 446, 460, 461, 4(;2, 463, 464, 465, 469, 473, 494, 495 

George C. McKee's Store 483 

Glenwood 214 

Great Neck. '. 4, 24, 244, 245 

Great Neck Eoad 264, 348 

Great Neck Steamboat Dock 407, 408 

Great Swamp 71 

Griswold's Woods 73 

Guinea Meeting House 421 



50(5 INDEX. 



PAGK 



Harbor Hill 29, 30 

Harris Hill 38, 41, 42, G7, 73, 74, 1G8, 418, 481, 482 

Hayden'a Store 211, 264 

Hemi^steud Harbor 232, 366 

HemiJstead Harbor Bay 98 

Henry Cock's Grist Mill 238 

Henry Demilt's Mill 389, 390, 398, 399, 418 

Herricks Pond 126 

Herricks Eoad 429, 430, 432, 433 

Herricks School House 422 

Hewlett's Mud House 67 

Hewlett's Point 383 

Hicks' Corner 195 

Hicks' Mill Dam at Eoslyn 286 

Hollow Eoad near Westbury Station 368 

Hotel of Benjamin B. Nostrand 161, 267 

Ireland's Sign Post 72 

Isaac H. Dodge's Lane 327, 329 

Jacob C. Mott's Mill 236, 335 

Jacob C. Mott's Mill Dam 214, 215 

Jacob M. Kirby's Store 263 

James Mott's Dye House 59 

James M. Stilwell's Store 263, 285 

Jeremiah Eeynold's Grist Mill 165 

Jericho Turni>ike 473 

John Acker's Store 483 

John H. Cornwell's Mill 376 

John H. Cornwell's Mill Pond 324, 327, 359 

John H. Cornwell's Store 376 

John Hendricksou's Pond 174 

John E. Schenck's Store 263, 2S2, 285 

John T. Mitchell's Mill Dam 72 

John Velsor's Blacksmith Shop 180, 426, 428 

Joseph Hicks' Grist Mill 274 

Joseph Hicks' Mill Dam 274 

Josei:)h Starkins' Oven House 44 

King's Point 383 

Kissam's Dock 400 



INDEX. 507 

PAGE 

Leonard Mott's Lane 323, 325, 327, 329, 336, 341, 358 

Light House on Sands Point 29, 61 

Little Neck Turnpike 346 

Long Island Sound 419 

Lyceum Hall, Manliasset 453 

Main Creek at Hempstead Harbor 4 

Manhasset Neck 229, 230, 231, 234 

Manliasset Steamboat Dock 252, 254 

Meeting House at Westbury 97 

Methodist Church at Port Washington 485 

Methodist Church at Roslyn 284 

Methodist Meeting House 45 

Methodist Parsonage at Eoslyn 284 

Middle Neck Road 326, 327, 337, 341, 358, 359, 418 

Mill Stone Rock 30 

Mitchell's Mill 178, 385, 388, 394 

Mitchell's Mill Pond 67 

Montrose 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 205 

Mott's Mill 216, 218 

Mott's Mill Dam 450 

Mosquito Cove Road 75 

Newbridge Road 445 

Nostrand's Hotel at Sands Point 270 

Old Bake House at Roslyn 275, 286 

Old Church at Success 73 

Old Mill Creek 38, 42 

Oliver Weeks' Blacksmith Shop 433, 434 

Orthodox Friends' Meeting House 469 

Parker's Gate 358 

Peaked Rock 249 

Pearsall's Landing 72, 73, 89 

Pearsall's Store House 129 

Plandome 30 

Port Washington Free Church 444 

Quaker Road 326, 337, 341 

Queens County Agricultural Fair Grounds 481 

Queens County Court House 421, 422 



508 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Red Brook 48 

Eed Ground 174, 207, 208, 345, 354, 357 

Reynold's Mill Dam 191 

Richard Titus' Meadow 55 

Richard Udall's Mill Pond 211 

Robbin.s' Swamp 268 

Robert Morrell's MiU 485 

Robert Morrell's Mill Dam 486 

Ronkonkoma Pond 28 

Roslyn 197, 205, 232, 233, 235, 247 

Roslyn Cemetery 344, 345 

Roslyn Harljor 263 

Roslyn Presbyterian Church 345 

Round HiD near Roslyn 168, 291, 292, 294, 295, 359, 360 

Samuel Denton's Meadow 52, 53, 54 

Sands Point 9, 261, 269, 358 

Sands Point Steamboat Landing 258 

262, 265, 323, 327, 366, 382, 383, 419 

Sandy HoUow Road.. 323, 326, 327, 337, 341, 358, 359,375,379, 381 

School House Hollow Road 380 

School House Road 375, 376, 377, 381 

Seaman's Shoe-shop, Port Washington 376 

Searingtown 240 

Searingtown Lane 74, 137, 142, 168 

Sheep Pens 75 

Shore Road at Manhasset 350, 351 

Shore Road at Port Washington 376, 379, 380 

Singleton Mitchell's MUl 72 

Singleton Mitchell's Mill Dam 16, 37, 38, 42, 67 

Steamboat Dock at Cow Neck 99 

Steamboat Dock at Port Washington 376, 380 

Steamboat Dock at Sands Point 268, 274, 325, 336, 340 

Steamboat Dock of Silas and Thomas Mott 263 

Steamboat Wharf at Cow Bay 94 

Stone Monument at N. W. corner of Dr. Tredwell's Wood Land 425 

Stone Rail Road Bridge at Roslyn 359 

Success Pond 25, 28 

Tanner's Pond 73, 74, 406, 407 

Tan Yard 72 



INDEX. 



509 



PAGE 

Thomas Dodge's Island 86 

Thomas McKee's Store 375, 380, 381 

Thomas Pearsall's Stone House 68 

Tilford Stiverson's Store 482 

Titus & Weeks' Lumber Yard 180 

Toll Gate hj Roslyn Cemetery, 303 

Treadwell's Lane 258, 265, 269, 273 

Valentine's Pond 69 

Velsor's Store at Port Washington 376 

Warren Mitchell's Mill Dam 116 

Washburn's Neck 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 

Westbury 174 

Westbury Friends' Meeting House 82 

West Creek at Sands Point 419 

W^illet Titus' Store 303 

Willet Titus' Tin Shop 240 

William Dodge's Dock 165 

William Skidmore's Woods 178 

Windmill Pond 38, 39, 43 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



November 7, 1818 5 

September 4, 1819 17 

Augusts, 1820 26 

April 2, 1822 33 

April 6, 1824 39 

April 4, 1826 49 

April 6, 1827 58 

April 7, 1829 63 

April 5, 1831 75 

April 2, 1833 84 

April—, 1835 90 

April — , 1837 100 

April 2, 1839 106 



April — 1819 10 

April 4, 1820 21 

April 3, 1821 31 

April 1, 1823 34 

April 5, 1825 47 

September 25, 1826 57 

April — 1828 59 

April 6, 7, 1830 65 

April 3, 1832 80 

April — , 1834 86 

April 5, 1836 96 

April 3, 1838 104 

April 7, 1840 118 



510 



INDEX. 



January 23, 1841 121 

April 6, 1841 123 

April—, 1843 132 

April 1, 1845 164 

May 19, 184G 173 

April 27, 1847 176 

April 3, 1849 181 

April 1, 1851 192 

April 5, 1853 206 

April 3, 1855 227 

April 7, 1857 242 

April 5, 1859 275 

April 2, 1861 287 

April 7, 18G3 305 

June 24, 1864 313 

December 29, 1864 317 

January 18, 1865 319 

April 3, 1866 352 

April 7, 1868 377 

April 5, 1870 409 

April 2, 1872 442 

April 1, 1873 457 



PAGE 

January 25, 1841 121 

April 5, 1842 127 

April—, 1844 156 

April—, 1846 169 

April 6, 1847 175 

April 4, 1848 178 

April 2, 1850 185 

April 6, 1852 196 

April 4, 1854 210 

April 1, 1856 236 

April 6, 1858 255 

April 3, 1860 278 

April 1, 1862 298 

April 5, 1864 310 

July 30, 1864 315 

January 16, 1865 319 

April 4, 1865 329 

April 2, 1867 363 

April 6, 1869 396 

April 4, 1871 427 

February 1, 1873 453 

April 7, 1874 490 



COriMISSIONERS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Albertson, Benjamin . .' 10 

Albertson, Hicks 165, 170, 179, 192, 210 

Albertson, Silas W 330 

Allen, Benjamin 104 

Allen, Henry 107, 119, 125, 128, 132, 156, 186 

Allen, Kicliard 311 

Burt, Samuel 277, 299 

Dodge, Joseph 47 

Dodge, Joseph, Jr 21, 31, 33, 34, 39 

Fowler, Wright 165, 170, 181, 196 



INDEX. 511 

PAGE 

Haviland, Isaac E 84, 87, 90, OG, 101 

Hegeman, Josepli 306 

Hendrickson, William T 64 

Hewlett, Joseph L. jr 125, 128, 132, 156, 165 

Hewlett, Samuel L 84, 87, 90 

Horsfield, George H 175 

Ketcham, George D 60, 64, 66, 76, 80 

Kissam, Daniel 66 

Layton, Peter H 119, 125 

Mitchell, John T 49, 58 

Mitchell, Singleton 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 

Mitchell, Whitehead 10 

Morrell, Washington E 228 

Mott, Edward W 352, 398 

Mott, James W 76, 80, 84, 87, 90 

Mott, Leonard 243, 280 

Mowbray, Eliphalet 104 

Onderdonk, James M 104, 107, 119 

Post, Charles 128, 132, 156 

Schenck, Martin 96, 101 

Smith, Daniel T 96, 101 

Smith, James P 364, 409, 459 

Smith, William M 170 

Thorne, Henry M 237, 257 

Thorne, E. Eugene 288 

Townsend, Jackson S 47, 49, 58, 60 

Townsend, Joseph L 76, 80 

Townsend, Thomas H 107 

Treadwell, John H 443 

Underhill, William 66 

Valentine, Ephraim 378 

Valentine, Samuel 21, 31, 33, 34, 39 

Willis, Oscar B 427, 492 

Willis, Valentine 206, 237 



512 INDEX. 



PAOE 

LAND DAMAGES. 



Albertson, Benjamin ^^>^ 

Allen, Eldred 240 

Allen, Jolin 246 

Allen, Thomas T 348 

Api^lebv, Epenetus 253 

Appleby, John 253 

Beach, James D 266, 271 

Bnrtis, John S 253, 343 

Cairns, Ann E 217 

Cartisseer, Joseph 496 

Cock, Henry 343 

Cornell, Stephen B. M 385 

Cornwell, Walter J 271, 343 

Cutter, Bloodgood H 348 

Dodge, Heniy 343 

GiUer, Bridget 328 

Hewlett, Samuel L 253 

Hewlett, Whitehead 246 

Hewlett, William 253 

Hewlett, William M 309 

Hicks, Benjamin 246 

Mott, Leonard 266, 343 

Mott, Silas 343 

Nostrand, Benjamin B 266 

Nostrand, Ei^enetus 266 

Onderdonk, Henry, Jr 253 

Purdy, Mrs. George B 405 

Skidmore, James H 246 

Smith, Sylvanus S 246 

Smith, William M 246 

Street, George 385 



INDEX. 513 

PAGE 

Taber, Stephen 217 

Tibbets, Paul J 266, 271 

Treadwell, Edward L 246 

Treadwell, John H 266, 271 

Underhill, Elizabeth 253 

Underliill, William 217 

"Weeks, Oliver 439 

Willets, Edmund 253 

Willets, Isaac U 436 

Willis, Samuel J 358 



RELEASE TO TOWN. 



Albertson, Benjamin 166 

Albertson, Hicks 167, 193 

Albertson, Eicliard 166 

Albertson, Silas 167 

Allen, Eichard 348 

Appleby, John 162 

Baxter, Sarah 381 

Bryant, William C 297 

Burdett, Daniel H 328 

Cairns, Ann E 213, 226 

Carpenter, James 294 

Cornell, Stephen B. M 406 

Cornell, William H 294 

Covert, Calel) 238 

Craft, John 294 

Demilt, Henry 390 

Doxsee, Samuel 450 

Duryea, George 162 

Eastman, Henry W 294, 333 

Eldert, Richard 193 



)14 INDEX. 



PA<JE 



I-lllison, Charity 450 

Ellison, Chillies 450 

Ellison, Freelove C 450 

Fay, Thomas 328 

Garretsou, Jane 407 

Garretson, Marion 407 

Giller, Bridget. 328 

Haviland, Isaac E 213 

Haviland, William E 348 

Hegeman, Josej^h 328 

Hewlett. Lewis S 162 

Hewlett, Samiiel L 162 

Horsfield, George H 161 

Jefferson, Perry 225 

Kirby, Jacob M 294 

Kirhy, Sarah Elizal)eth 344 

Losee, James 294 

Mackey, Elbert H 328 

Mott, Adam 328 

Mott, Benjamin, ■. 213, 328 

Mott, Jac«b C 213, 219 

Mott, Silas 328 

Parker, Charles E 328 

Parker, John A 328 

Pearsall, Elizabeth 163 

Pearsall, John 450 

Pearsall, John C 163 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 163 

Powers, Barney 225 

Kemsen, John E '. 348 

E emsen, Thomas B 348 

Searing, Esther 161 

Searing, Zebulon 161 

Smith, William H 294 



INDEX. 515 



PAGE 



Tal)er, Sfiinnel 213 

Taber, Stephen '. . . 213, 220, 294 

Thorne, Leonard 294 

Udall, James 348 

Underhill, William 213, 226 

Valentine, Jackson 494 

Valentine, Myers 294 

Valentine, William M 294 

Van Wyck, James 450 

Van Wyck, Smith 163 

Weeks, Oliver 448 

Weeks, William M 213 

Wight, Franklin 333 

Wilkey, Anthony 294 

Willets, Isaac U 449 

Williams, David - 163 

Williams, Jacob 163, 450 

Williams, Robert M 161 

Williams, Snsanna 161 

Wood, Thomas 294 

Yelverton, John P 333 



ARBITRATIONS. 



Allen, Richard K Allen, William 108, 109 



AGREEHENTS. 



Clapham, Thomas, and Town 450 

Mott, James W., and Joseph Leek 172 



516 INDEX. 



PAGE 

BONDS. 



Alien. Pdclmnl K 108 

Allon, William 108 

reck, Henry A 420 



connissioNER of deeds. 



Mitchell, Warren 110 



REFEREES. 



Cliaijman, John H 401 

Hewlett, Joseph L 109 

Poole, Isaac 401 

Remsen, William 109 

Turner, William 401 



SUPERVISORS. 



Allen, Benjamin W 378, 397 

Clark, John M 210, 237 

243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 311, 330, 352, 364, 459 

Hagner, Henry I . . . . 64 

Hegeman, Andrew J 228 

Kissam, John B 10, 21 



INDEX. 517 

PAGE 

Mitchell, Singleton 31, 33, 34, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60 

Mitchell, William L 65, 76, 80, 84, 86, 90, 96, 101 

Eemson, Henry D 409, 427, 443, 492 

Smith, Silvamis S 169, 175, 179, 181, 186, 192, 196 

Willis, John 104, 106, 119, 124, 127, 132, 156, 165 

Wood, John S 206 



JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 



Albertson, Benjamin 81 

Alljertsou, Silas W 311 

Allen, Eichara....76, 90, 108, 132, 133, 156, 157, 175, 176, 177 

Baker, Mills P 459 

Baxter, James L 443, 456, 457, 459, 483, 490, 492 

Bedell, Stephen 257 

Dodge, Isaac H 96 

Dodge, Joseph 66, 81 

Downing, Obadiah J 277, 291 

Fleet, Luke, Jr 243 

Hagner, Henry 1 66 

Haviland, Isaac E 76 

Hegeman, Andrew J 243 

Henderson, Monroe 237 

Hewlett, Lewis S 76, 81, 84, 95, 102 

Hewlett, Samuel L 119 

Higbie, Elias B 84, 88, 108, 125, 128, 228 

Horsfield, George H 238, 243 

Horsfleld, George S 206, 228 

Kirby, William W 492 

Lewis, Elias, Jr. . . 133, 156, 166, 169, 173, 176, 180, 182, 186, 187 

Mitchell, Warren ....125, 132, 143, 156, 157, 163., 164, Ur> 170 

171, 173, 176, 177, 179, 180, 182, 187, 193, 196, 228, 238 

Morrell, Henry 492 



518 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Mowbray, Anning S 192, 196 

Mowbray, Elipbalet 9(5, 105 

Ouderdonk, Horatio G 84, 91, 102 

Provost, David 288, 300, 307, 312, 313, 319, 329, 352, 303 

377, 379, 392, 390, 398, 410, 411, 427, 428, 450, 457, 459 

Seaman, Leonard 237 

Seaman, Leonard A 192, 196, 228, 243, 257 

277, 281, 289, 300, 301, 306, 307, 315, 317, 319, 329, 352 

354, 363, 364, 370, 371, 377, 379, 396, 398, 411, 427, 428 

Seaman, Leonard H 307 

Searing, Jolin A 90, 102, 125, 132 

Searing, Samuel V 427 

442, 443, 456, 457, 459, 406, 467, 475, 480, 490, 492, 495 

Sherwood, Isaac 330 

Skillman, Francis. . 192, 196, 210, 228, 232, 238, 253, 257, 271, 281 

299, 300, 301, 307, 309, 315, 317, 319, 329, 339, 352, 354, 363 
396, 398, 410, 411, 427, 428, 442, 443, 456, 457, 459, 490, 492 

Smith, Wessel S 257, 277, 280, 281, 289 

300, 301, 307, 312, 313, 317, 330, 352, 354, 363, 374, 375 
377, 378, 379, 387, 396, 398, 410, 411, 427, 428, 442, 443 

Wood, John S... 156, 166, 170, 173, 176, 180, 181, 182, 187, 409 



TOWN CLERKS. 



Acker, John D 492 

Downing, Valentine 397, 409, 427, 443, 459 

Ketcham, George D 66, 76, 80, 84, 86, 90, 96, 101, 104 

107, 119, 124, 125, 127, 128, 132, 156, 165, 169, 175, 179 

Mitchell, William A 306, 311, 330, 352 

Pollion, J. Louis 228 

Schenck, John 1 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 3;', 47, 49, 58, 00, 64 

Schenck, John E 186, 192, 196, 206 

Searing, Samuel V 364, 378, 396 

Stilwell, James M 210, 237, 243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299 

Taber, Stephen 181 



INDEX. 519 

PAGE 

COLLECTORS. 



Allen, George 210, 228 

Allen, John H 401), 427 

Charlick, John 237, 288, 299, 306 

Firth, Joseph E 443, 459 

Fowler, Thomas 60, 64, 66, 76, 80, 84, 87, 90, 177 

Losee, David, Jr 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47, 49 

Mackey, Elbert 330 

McKee, Thomas 206 

Mitchell, Eobert 96, 101, 105, 107, 119, 125 

Mitchell, Samuel 352, 304, 378 

Mitchell, William A 2S0 

Mott, John C 128, 132, 156, 165, 170, 175 

Pinkney, James B 179, 181 

Schenck, John R 58 

Valentine, John 492 

Weeks, Oliver 243, 257, 277 

Willets. Charles H 311 

Willis, John 186, 196 



ASSESSORS. 



Albertson, Benjamin . 21 

31, 33, 76, 80, 81, 86, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119 125 

Albertson, Richanl 237, 277 

Allen, Benjamin W 288, 311 

Allen, Hiram 104, 107, 119 

Allen, Jacamiah 60, 64, 65, 76 

Allen, William H 165, 170, 179, 192 



520 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Bedell, Steplien 165, 170, 179, 18(5, 206 

Conklin, Ansel H 427 

Coruwell, Jobn....64, 76, 80, 84, 86, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119 

Coruwell, Walter J 165 

Ditmis, Henry 411 

Dodge, Isaac H 33, 175 

Downing, G. Jackson 330 

Fowler, Wright 299 

Hagner, Henry 1 47, 49, 58, <;0, 80, 84, 86 

Hegeman, Elbert 21, 31 

Hegeman, Joseph 210, 243, 280, 352, 398 

Hewlett, Joseph C , 31 

Hewlett, Joseph L 10, 21, 257 

Hewlett, Joseph L., Jr 125, 128, 132, 156 

Hoagland, Daniel 10, 34, 39, 47 

Ketcham, George D 181, 196 

Ketcham, George W 459 

Kissaiu, Daniel, Jr 34 

Mackey, John 306 

Morrell, John S 228 

Mott, Thomas 443 

Mott, William J 492 

Riishmore, Edward 398 



CONSTABLES. 



Allen, George 228 

Allen, George, Jr 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 352, 365 

Allen, John 409, 4;;2 

Allen, John E 378, 398, 427, 459 

Bedell, Joseph 175 

Bissell, Nelson A. G 288, 299 



INDEX. 521 

PAGE 
Brooks, Alvah 409, 443, 459 

Chai-lick, John • 238 

Cook, Thomas 409 

Cornell, Treadwell 30fj, 311 

Craft, John 352 

Dodge, EdAvard 311 

Dodge, George K 330 

Dodge, William H 330 

Doncourt, Aljjhonzo 228, 243 

Duncourt, Augustus 365 

Eldard, James 277, 280 

Emmerich, Anthony 352 

Fay, Thomas 398, 409, 427, 492 

Fowler, Thomas 60, G4, 6G, 76, 80, 84, 87, 90 

Gillespie, James 398, 409, 427, 492 

Hendrickson, Samuel 207, 210 

Hendrickson, Samuel B 196 

Hendrickson, Samuel D 181, 186, 238 

Hewlett, William M 257 

Houaer, John 443 

Hults, Isaac 443, 459, 492 

Hutchings, Abraham 228, 238, 277 

Hutchings, Abraham R 243, 257, 280, 288, 299, 306, 352, 378 

Jackson, Townsend S 427 

Layton, Henry S 238, 257 

Lay ton, Henry S., Jr 243 

Lewis, Jacob A 330, 365, 378, 398 

Losee, David 179 

Losee, David, Jr 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47, 49 

McKee, Thomas 170, 175, 179, 181, 186, 196 

Mitchell, Robert 96, 101, 105, 107, 119, 125 

Mott, John C 125, 128, 132, 156, 165, 170, 175 

Mott, Samuel 238 

Palmer, Isaac 459 

Pinkney, James B 179, 181 



522 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Powers, Barney 378, 427 

Powers, James 280, 288, 299, 306 

Pride, William . . . . ' 443 

Hfhenck, John R 58 

St'henck, Samuel J 311 

Seaman, Cornelius 492 

Seaman, Cornelius V 443, 459 

Seaman, John R 196, 207, 210, 228 

Seaman, Robert 119, 125, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 306 

Sexton, William H 330 

Smith, Charles E 243 

Smith, James M 252, 378 

Stivuson, Tilford 398 

Valentine, Richard, Jr 128, 133, 156, 165,' 170 

Weeks, Oliver 186, 210 

Weeks, Warren 311 

Weeks, William 311 

Weeks, William P 207, 210, 228, 248, 257, 277, 330 



TRUSTEES OF JONES' FUND. 



Albertson, Benjamin 120 

Albertson, Richard 196 

Bogart, Daniel, Jr 210 

Bogart, Elbert H 257 

Fleet, Luke 237, 280, 299, 311, 352 

Fleet, Luke, Jr 257 

Hendrickson, Joseph 210 

Hewlett, Joseph L 170 

Hicks, Stephen R 409, 443, 492 

Mitchell, Singleton 120, 128, 156, 179, 186 

Morrell, John S 409 

Mott, James, Jr 237 



INDEX. 523 

PAGE 
Onderdonk, Adrian 443, 492 

Schenck, Jacob 39, 47, 49, 58 

Scheuck, Jolin R 128, 15G, 170, 179, 186, 196 

Seaman, Leonai-d A 96 

101, 104, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132, 156, 165, 170 

Seaman, Leonard W 90 

Skidmore, William 125, 128, 132, 156 

Smith, Silvanus S 76, 80, 84, 86, 90, 96, 101 

Smith, Timothy W 64, 65 

Titus, Robert 409, 427, 492 

Titns, Robert H 280, 299, 311, 352, 378 

Tredwell, Benjamin, Jr 34 

Underhill, William 49, 58, 60, 65 

Valentine, George W 128, 132, 156 

Valentine, Samuel 34, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 65 

Valentine, William, Jr 10 

Willets, Samuel 364 

Williams, Samuel 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 39 

Willis, John T 378 

W^illis, Valentine 378 

Woolley, John ; 33 



OVl£RSEERS OF HIGHWAYS. 



Albertson, Benjamin 243, 277, 280, 289, 331 

Albertson, Hicks 120, 124, 197 

Albertson, Richard 87, 91, 170, 175 

Albertson, Silas 176, 179, 193, 206, 210, 227 

Albertson, Silas W 256, 306, 831 

Albertson, Thomas W 133, 157, 164, 170 

Allen, Benjamin 96, 101 

Allen, Benjamin W 186, 192 

Allen, George 133, 175, 179, 186, 206, 210 

Allen, Henry 96, 124, 127, 206, 210, 227 



524 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Allen, Henry W 256, 277 

Allen, John! 40, 280, 289 

Allen, Richard 58, 60, 101, 300 

Allen, Eichard, Jr 196; 206 

Allen, Eichard K 124 

Allen, Thomas T 243, 256, 277 

Allen, William 90 

Allen, William A 331 

Allen, William H 133, 156, 164, 237, 243 

Appleby, Joseph 300, 306 

Apjjleby, Joseph C 331 

Arthur, Elbert 91, 175, 179 

Baily, Abraham 133 

Baker, MiUs 300, 306 

Banks, Daniel G 277, 289 

Bedell, Edward 281 

Bergen, Lefferts 331 

Bogart, Daniel 11, 47, 85 

Bogart, Elbert H 256, 277, 281, 331 

Bowers, William 281 

Brinkerhoff, Daniel 21, 32, 91, 97, 102, 105, 107, 120 

Brinkerhoff, Peter 34 

Buckley, Burr 34, 35, 40 

Burt, Samuel 124, 127, 227 

Burtis, James E 107, 119, 124, 127, 306, 331 

Burtis, John S 11, 64, GG 

Bui"tis, Leonard 1 104 

Burtis, Leonard J 1 70 

Carpenter, John J 300, 306 

Chapman, Austin 76, 80 

Chairman, John H 306 

Charlick, John 289, 300, 306 

Clark, John M 289, 300, 306 

Clement, Jarvis 22 

Cock, Daniel 306 

Cock, Henry 243 

Cock, William T 81, 85, 87, 105, 107, 120, 227 

Coles, WUliam 237, 243, 256 

Conklin, Ansel 300, 306 



INDEX. 525 

PAGE 

Cornell, John H 306 

Coinwell, Eldred 32 

Cornwell, Hewlett 124 

Cornwell, John 179 

Cornwell, John H 127, 133, 157, 1G4, 170, 170 

Cornwell, Richardson 58 

Covert, A. D 256 

Covert, Stryker 306 

Covert, William 237, 2S0, 289 

Cox, Daniel D 289 

Cox, Daniel G 300 

Denton, Charles 49, 58, 60, 105, 107, 120, 124 

Depew, Josei^h 175 

Ditmas, Henry O 237, 243 

Dodge, William 33 

Doncourt, Alphonso 237 

Downing, G. Jackson 289 

Downing, Jackson 280, 300 

Duryea, George 91 

97, 102, 105, 107, 120, 124, 164, 170, 175, 179, 186, 193 

Duryea, Hewlett 210, 227 

Eldred, Richard 11, 64, 97, 102 

Eldred, Roswell 210, 227 

Ellison, Charles 179, 186, 192, 196, 206 

Fowler, Wright 157 

Haines, William 300, 306 

Haines, William M 243, 277, 280, 331 

Haines, William R 256 

Hall, Henry D 210 

Harper, William 289 

Haviland, Isaac E 81, 186, 193, 197, 206, 210 

Havilaud, William 277, 280, 289 

Hawxhurst, Ephraim C 120 

Hegeman, Andrew 1 133 

Hegeman, Andrew J 97, 101, 105, 157 

Hegeman, James E 331 

Hegeman, Joseph 175, 179, 192, 196, 206, 210 

Hendrickson, Hewlett 277, 289 



526 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Hendrickson, John 197, 201, 210, 227, 237, 283, 250 

Hewlett, Benjamin 11, 21, 7f! 

Hewlett, George 107 

Hewlett, Henry T 243, 250, 280 

Hewlett, James 70, 81, 85, 87, 91, 201 

Hewlett, Joseph L 04 

00, 87, 192, 190, 200, 210, 227, 237, 250, 277, 280 

Hewlett, Joseph L., Jr 80, 85, 179, 180, 243 

Hewlett, Lewis 8 33, 35 

39, 47, 49, 58, 00, 04, 06, 76, 81, 85, 87, 90, 97, 101, 105 

Hewlett, Richard 50, 58, 00, 04, 85, 97, 102, 105, 127 

Hewlett, Samuel L 107 

119, 124, 127, 133, 157, 104, 170, 250, 277, 280 

Hewlett, Whitehead 70, 80, 85, 87, 90 

Hewlett, William 60, 70, 81, 85, 87 

Hewlett, William H 237, 243 

Hicks, Benjamin 107, 119 

Hicks, Jacob 300, 331 

Hicks, John D 11 

Hicks, Stephen R 179, 277, 280, 289, 300, 300, 331 

Hicks, William 66, 87, 105 

Higbie, Elias 59, 00 

Hi<?bie, Elias B 170, 170, ISO 

Horsefield, George H 127, 133, 190 

Hyde, Edmnnd 806 

Hyde, Edmund S 331 

Jackson, Henry 243, 256 

Jackson, Henry T 280 

Jackson, Henry W 331 

Jackson, Obadiah 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 00, 70, 81, 85 

Jackson, Townsend 197 

Jackson, Townsend S 192, 227, 280 

Jaggar, John 331 

Jayne, Brewster 237 

Ketcham, George D 49, 58, 00, 04, 66, 85 

87, 90, 97, 101, 105, 107, 119, 124, 127, 133, 157, 104, 170 
175, 179, 190, 200, 210, 227, 277, 280, 289, 300, 300, 331 

Kirby, Caleb 331 

Kissam, Daniel 04, 00 



INDEX. 527 

PAGE 

Kissam, William A 277, 280 

Layton, Andrew J , 281 

Layton, Garret 60 

Laytou, Henry S 47, 49, 58, 76, 81, 85, 124, 127, 133 

Layton, Henry S., -Tr 227, 237, 243 

Layton, Leonard M 120 

Layton, Kicliardson . . . , 210, 227, 237 

Leggett, Edward 170 

Leggett, Edward W 186 

Lewis, Epenetns 227, 237 

Losee, Alexander 289 

Losee, Oliver 107, 331 

Losee, James 119, 124, 127, 170 

Marston, Cornelius 175, 179 

Marvin, Valentine H. P 66, 76, 81 

McKee, Thomas 256, 277 

Merritt, William 300 

Miller, John 206, 227 

Mitchell, Kobert 175, 179, 186, 192, 196, 206, 210 

Mitchell, Samuel L 256 

Mitchell, Singleton 11, 21, 31 

33, 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 97, 101, 105, 107, 119, 124 

Mitchell, Singleton L 244, 281, 289 

Mitchell, Warren 179, 186, 193, 197, 206, 210, 227 

Mitchell, William A 186 

Mitchell, William L 192 

Moore, James M 210, 227, 256, 277 

Morrell, Isaac 289 

Morrell, John S 277 

Mott, Benjamin 11, 21, 64 

Mott, Edward. 186, 206, 210 

Mott, Edward A.' 300 

Mott, Edward W 277, 281, 289, 306 

Mott, Jacob 90 

Mott, James, Jr 237, 243 

Mott, James W 49, 58, 60, 64, 66, 76, 80, 85, 87 

Mott, John C 124, 127 

Mott, Leonard 66, 87, 90, 107, 119, 124, 127, 133, 186, 193 

Mott, Sidney 300, 306, 331 



)28 INDEX. 



TAGE 



Mott, Siliis 300, 300 

Mott, Smith 277 

Mott, Titus B 300, 300 

Mott, Valentine 250 

Mott, William 1 331 

Mott, William J 200 

Mowbray, Anning S 180 

Mowbray, John 107 

Mudge, Michael 32, 34 

Nostraud, Benjamin B 331 

Nostrand, Cornelius T 157, 104 

Oaldey, Miles 120 

Onderdonk, Abraham 8 104, 170 

Onderdonk, Adrian 237, 300 

Onderdonk, Henry 85, 87, 90, 180, 192 

Onderdonk, James M 175, 179, 190, 200 

Onderdonk, Joseph 70, SI 

Onderdonk, Peter 180, 192, 280 

Onderdonk, Peter, Jr. , 33, 35 

Pearsall, Charles W 133 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 104, 170, 175, 179, 197, 200, 280 

Pearsall, Samuel C 157 

Pearsall, Thomas 97, 227, 237, 250, 277 

Penny, Charles 04 

Peters, John 34, 35 

Pinkney, James B 192 

Piatt, Henry 34, 210 

Piatt, Henry W 35, 40, 47, 04, 127, 133, 157, 180 

Poole, James H 243, 250, 277, 280, 300, 300 

Poole, Samuel C 170, 175 

Post, Charles 104 

Post, Edmund, Jr 11 

Post, James 70 

Post, Joseph 70, 81, 85, 102, 105, 180, 193, 197 

Post, Eobert 170, 179 

Post, Stephen 200, 210, 227, 237, 243, 250 

Post, William 289, 300, 300 

Powell, Jackson 243 



INDEX. 529 

PAGE 

Powell, Eichanl, Jr 197, 206, 210 

Powell, Stimuson 206, 210 

Powers, James H 300 

Rapelyea, Cornelius 90, 97, 196 

Rapelyea, George 76, 81 

Rapelyea, Rem 39, 47 

Eemsen, Henry D 237, 243, 256, 277, 280 

Remsen, Jeremiah 85, 87, 90, 97, 101, 105 

Remsen, John B 237, 331 

Remsen, John R 331 

Remsen, William 101, 105, 127, 133, 157, 164, 170, 192 

Reynolds, Jeremiah 76, 81 

Robbins, Edward 1 05 

Robbins, John 32, 34, 85, 40, 49, 58, 60 

Robbins, William 237, 243 

Robbins, William B 87, 90 

Rogers, Charles W 196, 289, 300, 306 

Ruland, John 186, 256 

Rushmore, Isaac 11, 22, 32, 34, 66 

Rushmore, Stephen 157 

Sands, John 49, 58, 60 

Sands, William 35, 39 

Schenck, Daniel 331 

Schenck, Jacob 34, 35, 119, 228, 237 

Schenck, Jacob R 127, 157, 164, 210 

Schenck, John C 256 

Schenck, John R 196 

Schenck, Martin 65, 66, 76, 81, 85, 87, 124, 127, 133 

157, 164, 170, 175, 179, 186, 193, 197, 289, 300, 306, 331 

Schenck, Minne 277, 280 

Seaman, Leonard 81 

Seaman, Leonard A ^ 105, 107, 120 

124, 127, 133, 157, 164, 170, 175, 179, 186, 192, 196, 206 

Seaman, Richard 40, 47, 49, 58, 60 

Seaman, Robert 97, 101 

Seaman, Zebiilon 227, 237 

Searing, Moses 21, 32 

Searing, Richard 66 

Searing, Zebulon 210 



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Seely, Daniel H, 22, 32 

Sell, Francis A 85, 87, 120 

Skidmore, David W 186, 192 

Skidmore, James 119 

Skidmore, James H 105, 107, 300, 306 

Skidmore, William 175, 179 

Skillman, Joseph O 186, 227 

Smith, Caleb 133 

Smith, Daniel T 21, 47, 49, 105, 107, 179, 280 

Smith, Ebenezer 97, 102, 164, 170 

Smith, James P 192, 196, 206, 277, 280, 289,^ 300, 306 

Smith, Silvamis S 107, 119, 331 

Smith, S. P 243 

Smith, William M 124 

127, 133, 156, 164, 196, 206, 210, 228, 237, 243, 256 
Stuart, Robert 256 

Taber, Samuel T 277, 281, 289, 300, 306 

Taber, Stephen 170, 176, 179, 227, 237, 243, 277, 289 

Tappen, Leonard 64 

Tatterson, John 107, 120, 196, 206, 210 

Tatterson, Eichard, Jr 179 

Terrell, Jonathan 87, 91, 97 

Thorne, Henry M 87, 90, 97, 102, 105, 107 

120, 124, 127, 156, 157, 164, 196, 206, 210, 227, 237, 243 

Thorne, John 58, 60, 64 

Thorne, John, Jr 11, 21, 32, 34, 35, 40, 47, 49 

Thorne, John W 156 

Thorne, E. C 256 

Thorne, Eichard E 277 

Thorne, Thomas C 11, 21, 32 

Tibbets, George 300, 331 

Titus, Charles F 281, 289, 300, 306, 331 

Titus, David N 237, 243, 277 

Titus, George P . 35 

Titus, Henry 91, 97, 193, 197 

Titus, Jacob 101 

Titus, John 11, 22, 32 

Titus, John V 289 

Titus, Oliver 277, 280 

Titus, Eobert 107, 120 



INDEX. 531 

PAGE 

Titus, Samuel 300 

Titus, Samuel E 64, 127, 133, 179, 186, 123 

Titus, Silas C 206, 210 

Titus, William 66, 124, 127, 133 

Titus, William P 157, 164, 170 

Townsend, Isaac U 90 

Townsend, Jackson S 32, 34, 47. 50 

Townsend, Joseph L 85, 87, 91, 97, 164, 170, 176 

Townsend, ObadiaL 32, 34 

Townsend, Thomas H 35, 102, 107, 176 

Townsend, Thomas S. 40, 47 

Tredwell, Benjamin 11, 35, 40, 47, 64, 66 

Tredwell, John 11, 21, 31 

Tredwell, John H 97, 102, 227, 237, 243, 256, 277, 280, 289 

Tredwell, Thomas. 32, 34, 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 90, 96, 101, 105 

Udall, James 170, 175, 179 

Underhill, Benjamin 300, 306 

Underhill, Benjamin, Jr 289 

Underhill, Benjamin T 243 

Underhill, John K 289 

Underhill, William 21, 31 

Valentine, Ephraim 197, 206, 210 

Valentine, George 40, 105 

Valentine, George W 102 

Valentine, Obadiah W 133 

Valentine, Richard 289 

Valentine, Samuel 107 

Valentine, William, Jr 21 

Van de Water, Cornelius 179 

Van Nostrand, Adrian 277, 281, 289 

Van Nostrand, Samuel 181, 186 

Van Wyck, James 186, 193, 300, 306 

Van Wyck, J. S 243 

Velsor, Valentine 256 

Walters, Samuel 170, 175 

Weeks, Oliver 157, 164, 300, 331 

Weeks, Richard 66 

Whitson, Thomas 76, 81 

Wiggins, Benjamin 66 



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PAGE 

Wiggins, Phillip 11, 21, 76, 97, 102, 256, 331 

Wilkey, Anthony 66 

WiUeta, Daniel 127 

Willets, David 22, 76, gl 

Willets, Etlmuna 192, 289 

WiUets, Isaac 47, 50, 58, 60, 157 

Willets, Isaac U 206, 237 

Willets, Eichard 34, 35, 40, 47, 50 

Willets, Kohert 58, 60 

Willets, Valentine 85, 87 

Williams, David 157, 210 

Williams, Henry R 227, 256 

Williams, Jacob 289 

WiUiams, Eichard 32, 34, 35, 85, 87, 91 

Williams, Eichard, Jr 85, 87 

Williams, Samuel 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 66 

Williams, Smith 331 

Williams, Warren 227, 238, 243 

Williams, William H 331 

Willis, Benjamin 60, 64 

Willis, Benjamin H 47, 49, 105 

Willis, Charles H 227, 237, 243 

Willis, John 40, 124 

Willis, John, Jr 35, 64 

Willis, Samuel 87, 91 

Willis, Valentine 120, 124, 127, 133, 157, 164, 170, 176 

179, 193, 227, 237, 243, 256, 277, 280, 289, 300, 306, 331 

Willis, William  • 105, 197, 206 

Willis, William P 193 

Willits, Edward S 186, 193 

Wood, Samuel 227, 237, 243, 256 

Woolley, Alexander H 179 

Woolley, John 76, 80, 124, 164, 170, 175 

Woolley, John H 210, 227 

Woolley, Stocker 66, 76, 81, 85, 133 



INDEX. 533 

PAGE 
JUDGES OF COnnON PLEAS. 



reeks, Daniel 93 

Hagner, Henry 1 140, 141 

Havilaud, Isaac E 138 

Hegeman, James 8 

Jackson, Thomas B 79, 93 

Kissam, Daniel, Jr 138 

Lambertson, David 79 

Lawrence, Effingham W 7, 138, 140, 141 

Mitchell, Singleton 7, 8 

Onderdonk, Horatio G 109, 117 

Pettit, Joseph 8 

Eushmore, Benjamin 140, 141 

Seaman, Henry 7 

Strong, Benjamin W 79, 93 



COUNTY JUDGES. 



Armstrong, John J 356 

384, 401, 404, 431, 439, 472, 474, 475, 494, 495 

Beach, Elias J 266, 270, 339, 340 

Cogswell, William J 184, 185 



FENCE VIEWERS. 



Albertson, Benjamin 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49 

Allen, David 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47 

Allen, Jacamiah 49, 58, 60 

Appleby, Epenetus 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 



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PAGE 

Cornwell, Hallet 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 

Denton, Jonas 11, 21, 31, 33, 35 

Hewlett, James 58, 60, 64 

Hicks, Henry S 11, 21 

Ouderdouk, Peter 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49 

Eapelyea, Jacob 11, 21 

Tredwell, John 58, 60, 64 

Valentine, Oliver 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 58, 60 

Woolley, John 64 

Woolley, John, Jr . . 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49 



POUND riASTERS. 



Allen, Henry 257 

Allen, James 96, 101, 105, 107 

Allen, William. 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 80, 84, 87, 90 

Brinkerhoff, Daniel 133, 156, 164, 179 

Browne, Alfred T 125, 127 

Charlick, John 207, 238, 243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 307 

Covert, Michael S 300 

DeMott, Eichard 257 

Halstead, William 307 

Hayden, Xehemiah 228 

Howell, John B 257 

Ketcham, Stephen A 277, 280, 288 

Layton, Henry S 211, 228 - 

Layton, William 257, 277 

Leek, John R 288 

Losee, Oliver 288, 300 



INDEX. 535 

PAGE 

McKee, Tliomas 207, 238 

Mitchell, Samuel L 238, 243 

Piukney, James B 176, 179, 181, 186, 192 

Post, Stephen R 238 

Eulaml, John 170, 176, 257, 277 

Sands, Gideon 280 

Seaman, Pvobert 211, 228, 238, 257 

Smith, Charles 277, 280 

Titus, Robert H 181, 186, 192 

Treadwell, Edward L 228, 238, 280 

Williams, Smith 300 

Wood, Samuel 228 

Woolley, Hobart 228 

Wright, Edgar  288, 300 

Wright, Edward 280 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Allen, Benjamin W 192, 196, 207 

Bedell, Stephen 165, 170, 175, 179, 181, 18!, 192, 196, 207 

Bart, Samuel 210, 228 

Dodge, George K 443, 459, 492 

Hewlett, Samuel L 66, 76, 80 

Hoagland, Cornelius 280 

Kelsey, Jesse P 330 

Ketcham, Stephen A 228 

Lewis, Epenetus 398 

Maclcey, Elbert H 243, 257, 277 

Mitchell, William L 49, 58, 60 

Morrell, John S 330 

Onderdouk, Abraham S 22, 31, 33, 34 



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PAGE 

Pearsall, Josiah L 492 

Pinkuey, James B 156 

Powell, Kichard 409 

Rapelye, George, Jr 04 

Remsen, Heury D 237 

243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 300, 311, 304, 378, 398 
Remsen, John B 443, 459 

Seaman, Leonard A 105, 170, 175, 179, 181, 180 

Sell, Stephen 11, 22, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47 

Skidmore, William 84 

87, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132 

Thorne, Leonard 409, 427 

Townseud, Obadiali 11 

Townsend, Thomas H 107, 125 

Underhill, William 00, 70, 80 

Valentine, George W. ...84, 87, 90, 90, 101, 104, 119, 128, 132, 156 

Van Cott, Elhert 364, 378 

Van Nostrand, Adrian , 427 

Weeks, Oliver 237, 288, 299, 300, 311 



connissioNERS of schools. 



Dodge, Josejih 47 

Dodge, Joseph, Jr 33, 35, 39 

Horsefield, George H 119, 125, 128, 132 

Kissam, Daniel 47 

49, 58, 60, 04, 00, 70, 80, 84, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119 

Kissam, Daniel, Jr 87, 125, 128 

Mitchell, William L... 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 

Mott, Joseph S 125, 128, 132 

Poole, James 11, 21, 31, 33, 35 

39, 49, 58, 60, 64, 66, 70, 80, 84, 87, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107 

Purdy, George B... 66, 70, 80, 84, 87, 90, 90, 101, 104, 107, 119 



INDEX, 537 

PAGE 

Titus, Robert H ' 132 

Tredwell, Benjamin 11,21, 31 



SUPERINTENDENTS OF COnnON SCHOOLS. 



Chapman, John H 210 

Mitchell, William L 156 

Titus, Robert H 165, 170, 175, 179, 186, 196, 237 



INSPECTORS OF SCHOOLS. 



Allen, Richard K 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 87 

Chapman, Austin 80 

Close, Ebenezer 125 

Dodge, Isaac 64 

Hagner, Henry 1 76, 80, 84, 87 

Hegeman, Elbert 11 

Kissam, Daniel, Jr 39 

Mitchell, Warren 76 

Mitchell, William L .... 90, 96, 101, 105, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132 

Mott, Robert W 84, 90 

Onderdonk, Horatio G 105, 107 

Onderdonk, Peter 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39 

Piatt, Henry W 47, 49, 58 

Poole, Samuel 11 

Searing, John A 105, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132 

Smith, Silvanus S 76, 80, 84, 87, 90, 96, 101 

Smith, Timothy W 60, 64 



538 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Treawell, Benjamin, Jr 11, 21, 31, 33, 35 

Treawell, Saimiel 119 

Underhill, William. ... 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 47, 49, 58, 60, 96, lUl 

Valentine, Samuel 11 



COnniTTEE TO REGULATE SHEEP PARTING. 



Poole, James 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 

Titus, George 11, 21, 31, 33, 35 

Titus, George P 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 



COnniTTEE TO EXAHINE COLLECTOR'S BOOKS. 



Kissam, John B 11, 21 

Mitchell, Singleton 31, 33 

Piatt, Benjamin 11, 21, 31, 33 



RECEIPTS. 



Baxter, William L.', to Isaac E. Havilaud 99 

Mott, Samuel " " " " 99 

Schenck, Martin. ..." " " " 99 



REFEREES. 



Chapman, John H 401 

Hewlett, Joseph L 109 



INDEX. ' 539 

PAGE 

Poole, Isaac 401 

Remsen, William . 109 

Turner, William 401 



GAME CONSTABLES. 



Hewlett, John R 459 

Pelcher, Thomas 492 



SEALERS OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 



Alleu, William A 443 

Charlick, John • 257 

Dickinson, Peter 409, 427 

Fay, Thoiuas 378 

Ketcham, Stephen A 277 

Mackey, Henry 459, 492 

Smith, James 364 

Smith, James M 352 

Weeks, William P 398 



TRUSTEES OF COMMON LANDS. 



Albertson, Hicks 156 

Mott, Joseph S 156 

Mott, Joseph T 134 



540 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Smith, James W 134 

Titus, Samuel K 156 

Townsend, Thomas H 134 



connissioNER of deeds. 



Mitchell, Warren 110 



AGREEMENTS. 



Clapham, Thomas, and Town 450 

Mott, James W., and Joseph Leek , 172 



ARBITRATIONS. 



Allen, Richard K., and William Allen 108, 109 



BONDS. 



Allen, Eichard K 108 

Allen, William 108 

Peck, Henry A -120 



INDEX. 541 

PAGE 

INSPECTORS OF ELECTIONS. 



Acker, Jolm D 492 

Allen,. Benjamin W 243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 306 

Allen, Henry 165, 170, 175, 179 

Andrews, Robert A 243 

Armstrong, Josejili D 257 

Baxter, All6n H 443, 459, 492 

Bogart, Daniel 181, 300, 330 

Bogart, Daniel, Jr 207 

Burtis, Joseph F 181 

Carpenter, James S 443 

Chapman, James A 238, 243 

Chapman, John H 210, 257, 277, 280 

Cocks, Isaac H 307, 443 

Cox, Daniel D 330 

Dodge, Joseph 207 

Dodge, William 175, 179 

Dodge, William H 492 

Downing, G. Jackson 312, 330, 365 

Downing, Valentine 352 

Eastman, Henry W 257, 277, 280 

Fearon, Edward J 443, 459 

Hall, Henry D 428 

Haviland, Isaac E." 133, 156, 166 

Hayden, Nehemiah 179, 186, 193, 196, 207, 211, 238 

Hegeman, Andrew J 156, 166, 170, 186, 192 

Higbie, Elias B 192, 196, 207 

Horsfield, George H 238 

Jerome, Alonzo W 300, 306 

Ketcham, George D 280, 288 

Kirby, David D . 210, 228, 238, 243, 257, 277, 280 

288, 299, 306, 312, 330, 352, 365, 378, 398, 409, 428, 443 

Kirby, William W 365, 378, 398, 409 



542 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Mackev, John 211 

Macy, Frederick H , 288 

McPherson, William 228 

Mitcliell, Singleton L 443, 459, 492 

Mitchell, Warren 181, 186, 192, 196, 207, 312, 330, 352, 356 

Morrell, John S 277, 312, 330, 365, 378 

Mutt, George 492 

Mott, James, Jr 238 

Mott, J. Cornwell 459, 490 

Onderdonk, Adrian 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 312 

Poillon, J. Lewis 211 

Kamsey, John 228 

Eemsen, Henry D 378, 409 

Eogers, Charles W 228 

Seaman, Leonard A • 156 

Searing, Alfred L 352 

Searing, Samuel V 427 

Skidmore, William 196 

Smith, Daniel T 133 

Smith, James M 378, 409, 428, 443, 459, 492 

Smith, Stephen B 210, 228 

Smith, William M 175^ 181 

Taber, Stephen 170, 175, 179, 181 

Terry, Nathaniel M 443^ 459 

Thomas, Albert 428 

Titus, Robert H 352 

Townsend, Thomas H I79 

Treadwell, John H 409, 428 

Valentine, George W I33 

Valentine, O. W 186 

Valentine, Silas T 378, 398, 409, 428 

Valentine, William M 186, 193 

Van Nostrand, Adrian 243, 257, 352, 365, 427, 459, 492 

Vickers, John 228, 238 

Weeks, Warren 398 

Willets, Samuel 427, 443, 459, 492 

Williams, Henry I79 



INDEX. 543 



PAGE 



Willis, John 181, 186, 192, 196, 207 

Willis, Valentine 243, 288, 299, 306, 312 

Wood, John S 133, 156, 165, 170, 196, 459 



EAR HARKS. 



■\"V V " 



Abrahams, Benjamin 152 

Albertson, Benjamin 154 

Allen, David 150 

Allen, John 152 

Baker, Peter 148 

Balding, Ezekiel 150 

Balding, Richard 151 

Baldwin, Jacob 147 

Barton, John 146 

Bedell, Samuel 154 

Brickie, William •. 149 

Brittle, William 145 

Brower, Jacob 151 

Brower, Johii 151 

Burtis, Abraham 148 

Burtis, John 148 



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Carle, Silas 155 

Carman, Benjamin 144 

Carman, John 144, 149 

Cheesman, Anthony 148 

Clowes, Gerardus 154 

Clowes, Samuel 146 

Clowes, Timothy 149 

Combs, David 155 

Cornwell, William 146 

Davenport, Newberry, Jr 144 

Deniott, David 147 

Denton, Joseph . 146 

Dorland, Morris 149 



544 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Downinpf, Benjamin, Jr 149 

Downing, George 153 

Downing, Samuel 153 

Doxsey, Anthony 152 

Doxy, Isaiali 151 

Duryee, Jolin 148 

Ellison, Jacob 154 

Ellison, James 148 

Ellison, William 146 

Everitt, Thomas 150 

Fish, Benjamin 147 

Gritmau, Benjamin 152 

Gritman, Richard 152 

Hagner, Hendrick 145 

Hawxhurst, Henry 145 

Hawxhurst, James, Jr 155 

Hewlett, Emry 147 

Hewlett, Richard 155 

Hicks, Benjamin 144 

Hicks, Isaac 148 

Hicks, Rodman 152 

Hicks, William 147 

Johnson, Lyman 153 

Jones, Samuel 154 

Jones, William D 154 



Ketcham, Joel S 1 



55 



Lake, Daniel 147 

Lawrence, Jacob 152 

Lawrence, Stei)hen 147 

Lawrence, Willet 146 

Lewis, Thomas 154 

Losee, David, Jr 153 

Ludlam, Ephraim 146 

Marvin, Jacob 146 

Mitchell, Charles 145 

Mott, Elijah 152 

Mudge, Daniel 152 



INDEX. 545 

PAGE 
Noostrant, Daniel, Jr 152 

Peters, John I 153 

Pine, James 149 

Pine, James, Jr 150 

Place, James 146 

Piatt, Benjamin 145, 154 

Piatt, Uriah 154 

Polhemus, Cornelins 144 

Rainor, John • 153 

Rainor, Whitehead 153 

Rapelye, Abraham 147 

Reeve, Isaac T 153 

Remsen, John 150 

Rhodes, Anthony 148 

Schenck, Abraham 144 

Schenck, John 144 

Schenck, Ruliff 144 

Seaman, David Sands 155 

Seaman, John Gilbert 155 

Seaman, John Williams 145 

Smith, James 150 

Stringham, Jacob 147 

Stringham, Samuel , 146 

Titus, Daniel 151 

Titus, Francis 150 

Titus, Jacob 149 

Titus, Peter, Jr 144 

Titus, Robert 149 

Titus, Samuel 153 

Titus, Silas 148, 150 

Toflfey, Daniel 147 

Townsend, George Hewlett 149 

Townsend, John 146 

Townsend, John, Jr 145 

Townsend, 01)adiah 146 

Townsend, Richard 149 

Townsend, Timothy 149 

Townsend, William 145 



540 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Tredwell, Benjamin 144, 149 

Valentine, Jacob 1''>1 

Valentine, Philip 145 

Valentine, Samuel 151 

Valentine, Zebulon 151 

Van de Water, David 146 

Vandewater, Oliver 153 

Vandewater, William 153 

Van Dewater, William, 2d • 153 

Van Nostrand, Abraham . 144, 148 

VaJi Nostrant, Ever 148 

Whaley, Benjamin 153, 154 

Willeta, Amos 151 

Willets, Daniel 147 

Willeta, Kobert 147 

Willets, William 147 

Williams, Amos D 155 

Williams, John 145 

Williams, Micah 152 

Williams, Thomas 148 

Williams, Valentine 146 

Williams, William 145 

Willis, Daniel 145 

Willis, Silas • 144 

Willis, Thomas 150 

Willits, Robert 151 

Wood, Epenetus 154 

Woolley, Thomas 147 

Wright, Samuel 147 



HIGHWAYS. 



Action of Commissioners of Highways in laying out road from 

Herricks to Westbury, reversed in part 432 

Agreement between James W. Mott and Joseph Leek, that the 

latter shall set back his highway fence 172 



INDEX. • 5i7 



PAGE 



All swinging gates on road from main highway on Great Neck 

to Bay, ordered removed 68 

Appeal from decision of Commissioners of Highways in Jacol) 

Williams' matter, denied by Court of Common Pleas 140 

Application for road on west shore of Hempstead Harbor, 

denied by Commissioners of Highways 234 

Charles Willis allowed to put swinging gate from highway to 

public i^ond near his residence 135 

Commission appointed in appeal from decision of Commission- 
ers of Highways in laying out road from Herricks to West- 

Imry 431 

Commission appointed to assess damages for laying out high- 
way near Friends' Meeting House at Westlmry 494 

Commissioners appointed to assess damages in matter of high- 
way running between Dr. George B. Purdy and Daniel T. 
Kissam 404 

Commissioners appointed to review decision of Highway Com- 
missioners relating to laying out road to Daniel T. Kissam's 
dock at Cow Neck 400 

Commissioners of Highways divide the town into road districts 71 

Commissioners of Highways refuse to lay out a road at West- 
bury, from the house of Joshua Titus to highway leading 
northerly from Jericho Turnpike to Joseph Post's house. . 78 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Benjamin Al- 

bertson and others, by opening road 357 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Isaac U. Wil- 

lets by opening road 435 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by John S. Burtis 

and others l)y opening road 342 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Joseph Cartis- 

seer by opening road 496 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Mrs. George 

B. Purdy by opening road 405 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Oliver Weeks 

by oj)ening road 439 

Commissioners to assess damages sustained by Stephen B. 

Cornell and others by opening road 384 

County Court sustains decision of Highway Commissioners 

in matter of road at Hands Point 269 



548 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Decision of Commissioners of Hif^hways in denying application 

for road westward from Joshua Titns, sustained by Court. 79 
Decision of Commissioners of Highways in laying out highway 

fi-om Herricks to Westbury, appealed from 428 

Decision of Commissioners of Highways in laying out road near 

Fi-iends' Meeting House at Westbury, appealed from. 469, 472 
Decision of Commissioners of Highwa^-s in the matter of 

Thomas Pearsall, reversed by Court of Common Pleas. ... 93 

Encroachment on the highway leading from Glen Cove to the 
Jericho Turnpike, around a pond near the house of Charles 
Willis, ordered removed 134 

Gates directed to be removed from lauds of Dr. Charles Mitchell 
and Eulif Schenck, on road from head of Cow Neck to 
Flushing 7 

Gates directed to be removed from lands of John Haviland and 

Catharine Corn well, on road from Success to Jamaica 8 

Hempstead Harbor highway district extended 34 

Highways Laid Out, Opened or Eegulated. 

1816. 

Exchange of roads. Highway running through the lands of 
William and John Mott, on the east side of Great Neck, 
changed 24 

1818. 

Action of Commissioners of Highways in laying out road through 
land of Thomas Appleby, confirmed by Court of Common 
Pleas 6 

Appeal of Thomas Appleby from decision of Commissioners of 

Highw\ays, granted by Court of Common Pleas 8 

At head of Cow Bay, laid out southerly on the Great Neck side 

from Abraham Sehenck's line to PhilliiJ Leek's house. ... 3 

Bedle's Landing on east side of Hempstead Harbor. Laid out 

from the school house westerly to the main creek 4 

Laid out a highway from Capt. William Sands' house to Sands 

Point 9 



INDEX. 549 

PAGE 
1819. 

Exchange of roads. From the head of Cow Neck to the Great 

Neck road. 20 

Highway laid out from Head of Cow Neck through the towu 

commons to the Great Neck road ' 18 

On the east side of HemjDstead Harbor. Laid out from the 

main road to Bedell's Landing 19 

Regulate a highway beginning at Sanmel Titus' on Mosquito 
Cove road, and running to Benjamin Albertson's on road 
running from Hempstead Harbor to the Plains 10 

1820. 

Road laid out from highway leading from Cow Neck through 
west side of Hempstead Harbor. To run easterly of Caleb 
Valentine's Mill Dam, up the hill until it again joins the 
road from Cow Neck 24 

1824. 

Highway laid out at Hempstead Harbor, from Benjamin Albert- 
son's house, running on easterly side of swamj), to road 
from Oyster Bay to Cow Neck 44 

Highway laid out at Hempstead Harbor. From corner of 

Charles !Stubb'>s house to a pond and watering place 43 

Highway laid out at Hempstead Harbor. From Joseph Star- 
kins, northerly to the road leading from Oyster Bay 
across the head of Cow Neck 44 

Highway laid out oil east side of Great Neck, from Daniel T. 

Smith's farm to near the middle of Great Neck 45 

Highway laid out on west side of Hempstead Harbor, across 

common land easterly to Starkius' shop 44 

Roal to watering place laid out on west side of Hempstead 

Harbor, running easterly to watering place 45 

1827. 

Old road made a highway. Running from the Oyster Bay line 
near James Mott's Dye House, southwesterly to the high- 
way leading from North Side to Mosquitoe Cove 59 



550 INDEX. 

PAGE 

1828. 

Change of liigliway. From Daniel T. Smith's at head of Cow 
Bay, running a northwesterly course to old road down 
east side of Great Neck 61 

For private convenience. Eoad from Jacob Briukerhoff's 
northerly to east side of highway running from Cow Bay 
to Hempstead Harbor 62 

New highway laid out from Barent Van Wyck's line, running 

south to highway from Herricks to Success 63 



Boad exchanged. Beginning on highway from Herricks to 
Success near Thomas Whitson's, and again joining that 
road 62 



Substitiition. At the northern part of Cow Neck, at Benja- 
min Mott Jr. 's land, running northwest to road that runs 
from head of Neck to Light House 61 

1829. 

Exchange of highway on line between Jackamiah Allen and 

John Allen, on west side of Great Neck 67 

Highway laid out from Samuel Searing's garden, running east 

to south side present highway 63 

1830. 

Exchange of road at Eoslyn from Obadiah Jackson's to Daniel 

Mudge's 68 

Highway laid out from road leading from Pearsall's Landing 

to Mosquitoe Cove road, to Oyster Bay line 69 

Highway laid out from Thomas Pearsall's Stone House at Eos- 
lyn to Hempstead Harbor 68 

Eoad laid out running around the pond near the house of 

Oliver Valentine at Westbury • 69 

1831. 

Eoad laid out on Great Neck from Ann Allen's garden north- 
westwardly to land of William Mitchell 7 J 



INDEX. 551 

PAGE 

1832. 

Highway laid out around Edmund Powell's pond at Westbury, 

and southerly to the Jericho Turni^ike 83 

Highway laid out from Friends' Meeting House at Westbury 

to pond near Joseph Post's 82 

Highway laid out from Oyster Bay line southerly to Edmund 

Powell's at Westbury 82 

1834. 

Highway fi'om Oyster Bay line at James Mott's Dye House, 

southerly to house of Richard Weeks, regulated 88 

1835. 

Record of a public landing place on Hempstead Harbor called 

Pearsall's Landing 89 

1836. 

Highway laid out at Cow Neck, from Minne Onderdonk's 

northward to steamboat wharf at Cow Bay 93 

Highway laid out from Minne Onderdonk's on Cow Neck, run- 
ning west to the steamboat wharf at Cow Bay 93 

1837. 
Highway leading from head of Cow Neck to Success, regulated 103 

1838. 
Division road between the towns of North and South Hemp- 
stead laid out 106 

1839. 
Bridle way laid out, from the house of Jackamiah Allen to that 

of Daniel E. Smith "113 

Highway leading from Appleby's Landing on east side of Cow 

Neck, to road that leads across head of said Neck, altered 115 

Highway leading from house of Thomas Fowler to that of Sin- 
gleton Mitchell, altered Ill 

Private road laid out to land of Rebecca Hawxhurst at Searing- 
town, for benefit of heirs of Samuel Willis 112 

1842. 
Highway at Cow Bay leading from Daniel T. Smith's woodland 

to land of Henry Onderdonk, regulated 130 



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Highway at head of Cuav Bay on the Great Neck side, regu- 

hitod 130 

Highway beginning at Jacob S. Mndge's lot, and ruuuiug 

southerly to the Oyster Bay line, changed 129 

Highway leading from Hemiistead to Cow Neck, altered 126 

Highway leading from Pearsall's store to Hemi^stead Harljor, 

altered 129 

1843. 

Highway laid out near Searingtown. Beginning at John 
Appleby's land, and running south to road on east side of 
Zebulou Searing's house 135 

Highway laid out near Searingtown by Commissioners as 

above, rescinded by Court of Common Pleas 137 

1844. 

Application for a highway near the house of Andrew Pearsall 
on Cow Neck, running southerly near the house of Israel 
Horsfield at Herricks, denied 139 

A survey for a highway near the house of Andrew Pearsall at 

Cow Neck to Herricks, near the house of Israel Horsfield. 141 

1845. 

Highway laid out from Silas Albertson's north to road leading 

to Hempstead Harbor 159 

Regulated. Highway from the house of Eichard R. Smith, 

south to the turu^jike 1(57 

1846. 

Alteration of highway between Red Ground and Westbury, l)y 

land of Samuel Hicks 173 

1848. 

Alteration of highway from the Oyster Bay town line, south- 
erly through land of Joshua Titus at Westbury 177 

1849. 

Highway laid out from northeast corner of Isaac E. Haviland's 
land near Roslyn, westerly to highway from Mineola to 
Manhasset 183 



INDEX. 553 

PAGE 
1850. 
Alteration of road by laud of Isaac E. Haviland near Eoslyn. . 189 

Highway between lands of Jacob Covert and E. J. Moore, 

changed 190 

Highway by house of Isaac E. Haviland near Eoslyn, changed 188 

Highway laid out from Isaac E. Haviland's corner near Roslyn, 
running west to the highway from Mineola to Manhasset 
Neck : 187, 189 

Highway leading from Eed Ground to Cross Eoada altered. . . . 207 

1851. 
Highway changed oi^posite John Velsor's at Westbury 195 

1852. 

Alteration of highway at Eoslyn adjoining land of Francis Skill- 
man 200 

Alteration of highway at Westbury near the house of Elias 

Lewis, Jr 203 

Highway altered from Eoslyn to Montrose 199 

1853. 

Highway laid out at Eoslyn through land of James Mott, Jr. . 205 
Highway laid out from Horatio G. Onderdonk's Avoodland, 
through land of John Appleby northerly to North Hemp- 
stead and Flushing Turnpike 209 

1854. 

Brush Hollow Eoad officially described 212 

Brush Hollow Eoad reduced in width to three rods 222 

Highway changed by John Allen's barn 211 

Highway laid out near residence of Ann E Cairns, northerly to 

Oyster Bay line 217 

Eoad at Westbury Station, exchanged 224 

1856. 

Highway laid out through the land of Caleb Covert 23 J 

Highway regulated at Searingtown, near the house of Zebulon 

Searing 240 



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PAGE 

1857. 

Highway laid out from Roslyn along the west shore of Hemp- 
stead HarT)or to Mauhasset Steamboat Dock 247 

Highway laid out on Great Neck from the house of Benjamin 

Hicks, westerly to the Steamboat Dock 244 

1858. 

Highway laid out from hotel of Benjamin B. Nostrand, south- 
erly near the Steamboat Dock at Sands Point 262 

Highway laid out near John H. Treadwell's house, northerly 

to hotel of Benjamin B. Xostrand at Sands Point 260 

Line of new west shore highway at Eoslyn, slightly changed. . 253 

1859. 

Highway between lands of Benjamin Albertson and George H. 

Kelsey at Hyde Park, described of record 272 

Highway laid out from west end of the Mill Dam at Eoslyn, 

northerly to the channel 274 

1830. 

Highway laid out at Eoslyn, from "Old Bake House," south- 
westerly to North Hempstead and Flushing Turnpike 286 

Highway running around the ponds at Eoslyn, described for 

record 282 

1861. 

Highway at Eoslyn from foot of Bound Hill north to house of 

Jacob M. Kii-by, regulated 291 

Highway through land of William C. Bryant at Eoslyn, de- 
scribed for record 286 

1863. 

Highway laid out at Mineola, through laud of William M. 

Hewlett 307 

1865. 

Alteration of the old road by the Eoslyn Cemetery, to Oliver 

Weeks' blacksmith shop 315 

Highway laid out by Eoslyn Station 331 

Highway laid out from southeast corner of Joseph O. Hege- 

man's farm, southwesterly to bridge by 'Tree Church". . . 326 



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PAGE 

Highway laid out near Port Washington, from Leonard Mott's 
Line, southerly to northerly end pf the Middle Neck 
Road 324, 335 

1866. 

Highway formerly laid out at Mineola, over land at south end 

of farm of William M. Hewlett, relinquished 361 

Highway from Shore Road to road by house of James Moore, 

resurveyed 360 

Highway laid out from Red Ground to near the railroad station 

at Roslyn 356 

Highway laid out near the house of William R. Haviland, to 

the Great Neck Road by Daniel T. Smith's 349 

1868. 

Alteration of highway across the beach at Sands Point 382 

Alteration of highway at Plandome, from Mitchell's Mill to 

residence of Robert Morrell 394 

Description of highway laid out at Port Washington, from 

Cornwell's Mill Pond to Sandy Hollow Road 379 

Highway exchanged at Westbury from near the house of Aaron 

Roe, to that of Oliver Losee 368 

Highway laid out at Port Washington, from Shore Road east 

to Sandy Hollow road 380 

Highway laid out at Port Washington, from Steamboat Dock 

to School House Hollow 380 

Highway laid out on Cow Neck, from house of Dr. George B. 

Purdy to Daniel T. Kissam's Dock 395 

Highway laid out opposite house of Mary Van Nostrand at 

Lakeville, running westerly to Flushing town line 372 

Survey of highway at Plandome, between the lands of Henry 

Demilt and Robert Morrell 389 

Survey of highway from house of Dr. George B. Purdy, to 

Daniel T. Kissam's Dock 393 

Survey of road at Lakeville 371 

Survey of Shore Road at Port Washington, from Covert's land 

to School House Road 376 

1869. 

Highway accepted at Plandome, running through land of Henry 

Demilt 398 



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Survey of hi<rliway through lands of Benjamin Hicks and 

Charles W. Kogers . . .- 408 

1870. 
Alteration of highway from Benjamin Hicks' to Great Neck 

Steamboat Dock 407 

Highway laid out from Herricks to Westbm-y 423 

1871. 
Alteration of highway from Oliver Weeks' blacksmith shop 

northerly to Oyster Bay line 434 

1872. 
Alteration of highway on east side of pond at Port Washington 447 

Highway discontinued by house of Joseph D. Armstrong 437 

Highway laid out at Searingtown, from door yard of Charity 

Ellison southerly to the Searingtown road 440 

Highway laid out near Westbury Station, near Colored Baptist 

Church 444 

1873. 
Alteration of highway at Roslyn, in front of Charles A. Ellison 471 
Alteration of highway at Westbury, near AYheelwi"ight shop 

occupied by Townseud Levi 464 

Alteration of highway near house of Kichard Albertson 470 

Alteration of highway through laud of James Tan Wyck and 

Samuel Doxsee 472 

Highway described. Running from Port Washington to 

Robert Morrell's Mill 485 

Highway laid out at Westbury, from Joseph Cartiseer's to 

Friends' Meeting House 4(53 

Highway laid out from land of Charles W. Mitchell, to road 

fi-om Flower Hill to Port Washington 484 

Highway laid out near Hyde Park, from land of Elliott F. 

Shepard to that of George H. Kelsey 4()7 

1874. 
Alteration of highway between Silas W. Albertson's Pond and 

Thomas W. Albertson's 480 

Highway discontinued, from gateway of Garret Tan Wicklen, 

to highway leading from Roslyn to Mineola 489 



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Jury certify that encroachments on the highway have been 
made by E. E. Smith, M. Smith, Wm. Coles, Townsentl 
Leek, E. H. Titiis, Benjamin Hicks and Henry Morrell. . . 171 

Jury to assess damages sustained by Epenetus Apjjleby and 

others, by opening road 252 

Jury to assess damages sustained by Hicks Albertson, by open- 
ing road 163 

Jury to assess damages sustained by John H. Treadwell and 

others, by opening road 270 

Jury to assess damages sustained by Minne Onderdonk and 

others, by opening road 95 

Jury to assess damages sustained by Samuel Hewlett and 

others, by opening road .' 143 

Jury to assess damages sustained by William M. Hewlett, by 

opening road 309 

Lands taken and released in straightening cross roads in front 

of Charles C. Willis 493 

Lands taken and released in straightening road from Silas W. 

Albertson's to Mineola 493 

Matter in controversy between Commissioners of Highways 
and James Mott, relative to highway between land of the 
latter and the public highway, adjusted 278 

Middle highway district of Cow Neck, extended 33 

Ordered that the three hanging gates on the highway at Great 

Neck between the Eed Brook and the Sound, be removed . 48 

Part of decision of the Commissioners of Highways laying out 
road from Dr. George B. Piirdy to Daniel T. Kissam's 
Dock, reversed 401 

Plains west highway district, extended 35 

Eeferees ajipointed to review the decision of Commissioners of 
Highways, in laying out road near Friends' Meeting House 
at Westbury, confirm said action 475 

Eight of way between William Allen and Eichard K. Allen, 

determined by arbitration 109 

Eight of way granted Eoger Lawrence by Warren Mitchell of 

Cow Neck, over land of the latter 115 



558 INDEX. 

PAGE 

Road Districts laid out and altered by Commissioners of High- 
ways at various times: 

Numbers 6 and 19 changed 193 

7, 8, 10, n, 17 and 19 " 97 

8 and 9 " 94 

10, 11, 17, and 18 " 157 

11, 12, and 31 " 303 

11 and 32 " 304 

16, 18, and 24 " 160 

21 " 180 

22 and 28 " 191 

31 " 236 

<« 18 divided 118 

" 2 and 29 enlarged 220 

5 " 120 

11 " ....240, 241 

12 " 219 

19 " 241 

1 and 2 extended 131 

2 " 204 

24 laid out 118 

26 " " 173 

27 " " 178 

32 " " 263 

33 " " 273 

1, 2, 6, 8, 10, and 25 regulated. . ..168, 169 

1, 4, and 9 " 264 

9, 32, and 33 " 358 

11, and 19 " 263 

and 19 " 359 

and 26 " 367 

and 28 " 365 

Specification of encroachment on highway by Thomas Pearsall 

at Hempstead Harbor 91 

Town Clerk dravrs a jury to decide on the matter of widening 
and straightening the highway from Herricks to Westbury, 
and also the highway from Silas W. Albertson's to Thomas 
W. Albertson's 478 

Town divided into thirty-one Eoad Districts 236 

Vacancy of Overseer in Eoad District No. 12, filled 212 

Watering ways to Success Pond laid out 25 

Westlniry west highway district, extended 35 



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INDEX. 559 

PAGE 
PERSONAL INDEX. 



Abraliams, Benjamin 152 

Acker, John 483 

Acker, John D 452, 492, 493, 496 

Albert'son, Benjamin 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21 

31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 44, 47, 49, 74, 76, 80, 81, 84, 86, 90 
101, 102, 104, 107, 119, 120, 125, 154, 166, 183, 186, 193 
243, 272, 273, 277, 280, 289, 331, 354, 356, 357, 358, 369 

Albertson, Derrick 154 

Albertson, Hicks.. .120, 156, 163, 165, 167, 168, 169, 170, 172, 174 
178, 179, 180, 182, 183, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195 
197, 199, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 212 
213, 217, 218, 220, 223, 224, 235, 236, 238, 239, 241, 272 

Albertson, J. E 452 

Albertson, Eichard 87, 91, 166 

168, 170, 171, 175, 194, 196, 199, 202, 237, 240, 264, 277 
313, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 471, 487, 488, 489, 490 

Albertson, Silas W 74 

158, 159, 167, 176, 179, 181, 182, 183, 189, 193, 206 
210, 227, 241, 256, 290, 291, 306, 311, 320, 330, 331, 346 
348, 350, 355, 356, 357, 359, 360, 3'^^1, 363, 365, 366, 367 
368, 373, 381, 383, 421, 422, 423, 425, 428, 437, 439, 440 
441, 449, 450, 452, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 488, 489, 493 

Albertson, Thomas W 133, 157, 159, 164, 166, 170, 263 

290, 291, 320, 412, 436, 437, 456, 477, 478, 480, 481, 493 

Allen, Ann 79 

Allen, Benjamin 3, 50, 96, 101, 104, 106 

Allen, Benjamin P 467 

Allen, Benjamin W 181, 186, 192, 196 

207, 243, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 311, 351, 378, 397 

Allen, Daniel K .846, 347 

Allen, David 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 50, 71, 150 

Allen, Eldert ; 169, 244, 245, 246 

Allen, Elijah 16, 38, 42, 43 

Allen, George 133, 171, 175, 179, 182 

186, 206, 210, 210, 227, 228, 283, 285, 290, 291, 384, 385 

397, 412, 413, 415, 416, 436, 437, 477, 478, 480, 481, 493 

Allen, George, Jr 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 352, 365 



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PAGE 



Alien, Henry 96 

107, 112, 113, 114, 115, 119, 125, 126, 127, 12H, 129 
130, 131, 132, 135, 137, 139, 152, 156, 158, 160, 165, 170 
175, 179, 186, 193, 194, 202, 204, 205, 206, 210, 227, 257 

Allen, Henry W '. 256, 277, 346, 347, 349 

Allen, Hiram 104, 107, 119 

Allen, Jacamiali 49, 50, 58, fiO, 64, 65, 67, 68, 71, 76, 113, 131 

Allen, James 96, 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 121 

Allen, John 15, 25, 40 67 

152, 204, 211, 220, 244, 245, 246, 280, 289, 347, 409, 492 

Allen, John E 378, 398, 427, 459 

Allen, John H 259, 260, 374, 409, 427 

Allen, Philip 3 

Allen, Richard 58, 60, 70, 71, 76, 90, 101, 108 

132, 133, 156, 157, 175, 176, 177, 300, 311, 315, 338, 346 
347, 348, 350, 355, 356, 357, 359, 360, 361, 409, 421, 424 

Allen, Richard, Jr 196, 206 

Allen, Richard K.16, 38, 39, 47, 49, 56, 60, 64, 87, 108, 109, 110 

Allen, Thomas 374 

Allen, Thomas K. 324, 374, 375, 484 

Allen, Thomas T 243, 256, 277, 348, 349, 350 

Allen, William 5, 6, 10, 14, 17, 18, 21 

31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40, 47, 49, 50, 57, 58, 60, 63, 64 
66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 75, 77, 80, 81, 84, 87, 90, 108, 109, 110 

Allen, William A 331, 347, 443 

Allen, William D 350 

Allen, William H 133, 156, 164, 165, 170, 179, 192, 237, 243 

Allen. William, Jr 64 

Allen, William K 23 

Alsop, Thomas 43 

Ames, Major 160 

Andrews, Robert A 243 

Appleby, Elizabeth 15, 37 

Appleliy, Epenetus 31 

33, 35, 37, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 168, 247, 251, 252, 253 

Appleby, John 115, 136, 137, 138, 143, 158, 162, 208 

209, 229, 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253 

Appleby, Joseph , 300, 306 

Appleby, Joseph C 331 

Appleby, Thomas 7, 8, 12, 15, 37, 38, 42, 67, 99 



INDEX. 561 

PAGE 

Armstrong, John 118 

Armstrong, John J 356, 384 

399, 400, 401, 404, 431, 432, 439, 472, 474, 475, 494, 495 

Armstrong, Joseph D. 257, 301, 320, 435, 43(>, 437, 438, 45fi, 467 

Armstrong, Samnel 139 

Armstrong, Samuel V. B 369, 437, 477 

Arthur, Elbert 70, 91, 175, 179 

Bacon, Thomas H 489 

Bailey, Abraham 133 

Baker, Mills P 300, 306, 347, 456, 459 

Baker, Peter 75, 148 

Balding, Ezekiel 150 

Balding, Richard 151 

Baldwin, Jacob 147 

Banks, Daniel G 252, 277, 289 

Barton, John 146 

Baxter, Allen H 382, 443, 459, 484, 492 

Baxter, Charles H 230, 232, 234 

Baxter, James L. 311, 443, 449, 456, 457, 459, 460, 483, 484, 490, 492 

Baxter, Sarah 373, 375, 381, 382 

Baxter, William L 93, 94, 95, 99, 122, 190 

Bayles, James M 214, 215 

Baylis, Alfred 479 

Baylis, Alfred C 484 

Beach, Elias J 266, 339, 340 

Beach, James D 258, 260, 261, 265, 266, 267, 270, 271 

Beatty, James 73, 74 

Beatty, Robert 92 

Bedell, Edward 281 

Bedell, George . . 452 

Bedell, Joseph 175 

Bedell, Peter C 95 

Bedell, Samuel 154 

Bedell, Stephen. 165, 170, 175, 179, 182, 186, 192, 196, 206, 207, 257 

Bedell, Stephen C 143 

Bell, Henry 378 

Bell, Peter C 95 

Bennet, Ephraim 159 

Bergen, Lefferts 106, 320, 331, 369, 371 

Birchell, Thomas B 412, 422 



502 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Bird, James E 374, 375 

Biid, James T 259, 260, 324, 329, 374, 375 

Bird, William 259, 374, 375 

Bissell, Nelson A. G 2SS, 299 

Bive, James 229 

Bogart, Daniel 11, 12 

47, 72, 73, 85, 171, 216, 230, 241, 263, 282, 283, 300 

301, 304, 320, 324, 330, 345, 356, 357, 358, 434, 452, 489 

Bogart, Daniel, Jr. . . . 197, 207, 210, 230, 252, 282, 283, 285, 294 

Bogart, David S 4, 19 

Bogart, Elbert H 229 

230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 251, 254, 256, 257, 277, 281, 331 

Bogart, Isaac 229, 230, 231, 233, 235, 247, 250, 251, 254 

Bogart, Peter L 229 

230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 247, 249, 251, 259, 324 

Bogart, T. N 422 

Bogart, W. C 452 

Boldiug, Thomas 151 

Bond, Alu-abam 79 

Bond, Joseph 71 

Bowers, William 281 

Branigue, 1 324 

Breen, John 422 

Bremner, Andi-ew 312 

Bremner, Andrew J 320, 387, 388, 391 

Brewster, Caleb 29 

Brickie, Richard 3 

Brickie, William 149 

Brinckerhoff, Daniel 21, 23 

32, 91, 97, 102, 105, 107, 120, 133, 156, 164, 179, 229, 230 
318, 351, 390, 391, 393, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 

Brinckerhoff, Jacob 62 

Brinckerhoff, Peter 34 

Brittle, William 145 

Broderick, Michael 444 

Brooks, Alvah 409, 434, 443, 459 

Brower, Jacob 151 

Brower, John 151 

Brower, Eichard 253 

Browne, Alfred T 125, 127 

Brush, S. H 484 



INDEX. 563 

PAGE 

Bryant, William C. ...232, 234, 286, 287, 297, 298, 303, 304, 434 

Buckley, Burr 34, 35, 40 

Burdett, Daniel H 259 

265, 274, 323, 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341, 374 

Burr, Stephen 81 

Burt, Joseph 74, 75 

Burt, Samuel 124, 127, 210, 227, 228, 277, 278 

281, 285, 286, 287, 289, 293, 295, 297, 299, 303, 304, 308 

309, 310, 327, 333, 337, 338, 339, 342, 346, 350, 351, 361 

Burtis, Abraham 148 

Burtis, James 163 

Burtis, James E 107, 119 

127, 227, 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 263, 306, 331, 418, 422 

Burtis, John 72, 148 

Burtis, John S 11, 61, 66, 86, 98, 122, 247 

252, 253, 255, 206, 269, 323, 324, 325, 327, 329, 335, 343 

Burtis, John T : . . 72 

Burtis, Joseph F 171 

Burtis, Leonard 1 164 

Burtis, Leonard J 170 

Bussing, Frederick.' , 422 

Cairns, Ann E... 128, 129, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 226, 227 

Cairns, William, Jr 217 

Carle, Silas 155, 180 

Carman, Benjamin 144 

Carman, John 144, 149 

Carman, Richard 95 

Carman, Samuel 144 

Carpenter, Coles 215, 216, 217, 219, 226 

Carpenter, James 294 

Carpenter, James S 259, 313, 369, 391, 394, 443 

Carpenter, John J 300, 306 

Carpenter, John S 168, 182 

Carpenter, Searing 118 

r tisseer, Joseph [ 460 

■A 462, 464, 472, 473, 474, 475, 493, 494, 495, 496 

r tisseer, Jose])h, Jr 470 

ashow, Peter 93, 95, 99 

'athcart, Hester A 451 

hapman, Austin 76, 80 



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PAGE 



Cliapman, James A 238, 243 

Chapman, John H 210, 257, 277, 280, 306, 400, 401, 403 

Charlick, John 207, 236, 237, 238, 243, 252, 254, 255, 257 

277, 278, 280, 282, 288, 289, 298, 299, 300, 301, 303, 304 

306, 307, 310, 313, 317, 334, 352, 377, 386, 432, 452, 455 

Chasler, Mr 118 

Cheesman, Anthony 148 

Chi-ist, John C 466, 467 

Christ, Joseph E 467 

Clapham, Thomas 434, 450, 479 

Clark, John M 210, 237, 243, 257, 277, 280, 288 

289, 299, 300, 302, 305, 306, 311, 312, 315, 317, 318, 330 

334, 335, 351, 352, 354, 364, 391, 455, 456, 458, 459, 479 

Clements, James 83 

Clements, Jarvis 22, 174 

Clinton, William 461 

Close, Ebenezer 125 

Clowes, Gerardns 154 

Clowes, Samuel .• 146 

Clowes, Thomas 95 

Clowes, Thomas H • 271, 309 

Clowes, Timothy 149 

Cock, Daniel 306 

Cock, Henry. 232, 234, 238, 243, 259, 260, 266, 270, 323, 324, 325 

326, 327, 329, 336, 337, 342, 343, 374, 375, 376, 377, 381 

Cock, Townsend D 458 

Cock, William T 81, 85, 87, 105, 107, 120, 227, 367 

Cocks, Isaac H 301, 307, 320, 367, 443, 455, 456, 461, 463 

Coggswell, William J 184, 185 

Coles, Charles 120 

Coles, Daniel 253 

Coles, Lawrence -. 57 

Coles, William 120, 171, 237, 243, 256, 391, 392, 458 

Colligan, Patrick 346, 347, 349 

Combs, Abraham 106 

Combs, David 155 

Conklin, Ansel 405' 

Conklin, Ansel H 181, 300, 306, 427, 435, 436, 46C 

Conklin, Jonathan 434 

Cook, Thomas 409 



INDEX.  565 

PAGE 

Cornelius, John D 188 

Cornell, Charles . '26 

Cornell, Charles M 436, 437, 489 

Cornell, Daniel 274, 458 

Cornell, Hallet 159 

Cornell, John H 306 

Cornell, Kichardson 238, 239 

Cornell, Samuel 100 

Cornell, Stephen B. M.368, 369, 370, 371, 383, 384, 385, 406, 407 

Cornell, Treadwell 306, 311 

Cornell, Waiter J 258, 265, 266, 324, 325 

Cornell, William H 282, 284, 294, 301 

Cornwell, Capt. J. H 230 

Cornwell, Catharine 8 

Cornwell, Charles H 391 

Cornwell, Daniel 325, 336, 340 

Cornwell, Daniel A 366, 367, 486 

Cornwell, Eldred 32 

Cornwell, Epenetus 70 

Cornwell, Hallet 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 118 

Cornwell, John 23 

64, 76, 80, 84, 86, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119, 179, 267 
Cornwell, John H 127, 133 

157, 164, 170, 176, 324, 327, 329, 359, 373, 374, 375, 376 

Cornwell, John M 381 

Cornwell, Richardson 58, 374 

Cornwell, Walter J 40, 165 

260, 261, 269, 270, 271, 323, 325, 327, 335, 336, 341, 343 

Cornwell, William 143, 146 

Cornwell, William M 391 

Coss, Delia 330 

Covert, A. D 256 

Covert, Caleb 238, 239, 259, 260, 324, 329 

Covert, Isaac 373, 375, 486 

Covert, Jacob 190, 191, 256, 361 

Covert, Michael S 300 

Covert, Stryker 306, 444 

Covert, William •. . . 237, 280, 289 

Covert, William A 239, 324, 329 

Cox, Daniel D 289, 330, 479 



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566 • INDEX. 



PAGE 



Cox, Daniel Cf 300 

Craft, John 284, 294, 352 

Orooker, Ephraim 229, 259, 260 

Crooker, William 53 

Crooksliank, Mr 240, 264 

CroAvley, Patrick 444 

Curtis, John H. . . ., 309 

Curtis, William 253 

Cutter, Bloodgood H 346, 347, 348, 349 

Davenport, Newberry, Jr 144 

Davenport, Samuel 144 

Davis, Joel 97, 229, 486 

Davis, Tunis B 229 

Delafield, Cadet 30 

Demilt, Henry 385, 386, 388, 389, 390, 394, 398, 418 

Demott, David 147 

De Mott, Richard 257 

Denton, Charles. 49, 50, 60, 105, 107, 120, 139, 369, 371, 384, 385 

Denton, Cornwell 23, 37, 41 

Denton, Jonas 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 50, 53, 54, 56 

Denton, Joseph 50, 56, 73, 146 

Denton, Lawrence 50 

Denton, Samuel 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 146 

Denton, Sarah 364 

Depew, Joseph 175 

Dever, Cornelius 324, 382, 396 

Devoe, Trustum 379, 381, 447 

Dickinson, Peter 409, 427 

Ditmars, Henry 237, 243, 351, 391, 411 

Dodge, Cheesman 312, 315, 318, 320, 391 

Dodge, Edward 311 

Dodge, George K.318, 324, 330, 391, 392, 443, 456, 459, 483, 492 

Dodge, George L 452 

Dodge, Henry 0.229, 323, 324, 325, 327, 329, 335, 343, 374, 447 

Dodge, Isaac 64 

Dodge, Isaac H 33 

96, 175, 229, 230, 247, 250, 252, 323, 327, 329, 359, 374 

Dodge, John. . 75 

Dodge, Joseph 47, 65, 66, 71, 73, 77, 81, 207 

Dodge, Joseph, Jr . . . 21, 22, 25, 26, 31, 33, 34, 35, 39, 45, 46 



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PAGE 

Dodge, Peter 374, 375 

Dodge, Thomas, Jr 24 

Dodge, William 33, 72, 86, 98, 165, 175, 179 

Dodge, William H 330, 492 

Doncourt, Adolphus 391 

Doncourt, Augustus 364 

Doncourt, H 369 

Doremus, Francis 346, 347 

Dorland, Morris 149 

Dorian, Thomas S 309 

Dorlou, Samuel 143 

Dougherty, George J 412 

Downing, Benjamin, Jr ' 149 

Downing, Benjamin W 401, 402, 432 

Downing, George 153, 412, 477, 478, 481, 498 

Downing, George S 340 

342, 343, 431, 432, 433, 474, 475, 476, 495, 496 

Downing, G. Jackson 289, 312, 330, 365 

Downing, Isaac 16, 17, 38, 42, 43, 477, 478 

Downing, Isaac A . . 480, 481, 493 

Downing, Jackson 280, 300 

Downing, Obadiah J 277, 291 

Downing, Samuel 14, 36, 41, 153 

Downing, Valentine.. 352, 397, 399, 400, 401, 403, 404, 405, 406 
407, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 417, 418, 420 
422, 426, 427, 428, 433, 435, 436, 438, 440, 442, 443, 414 
446, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 456, 457, 459, 460, 465 
469, 470, 471, 472, 476, 478, 479, 482, 485, 488, 490, 493 

Downing, William H 422 

Doxsee, Samuel 422, 441, 451, 472, 492 

Doxsey, Anthony 152 

Doxy, Isaiah 1 51 

Duncourt, Alphonzo 228, 237, 243, 369 

Dunleavy, Owen 463 

Dunn, Mi.ihael 18, 19 

Duryea, George... 91, 97, 102, 105, 107, 120, 126, 136, 137, 142 

158, 159, 162, 164, 170, 175, 179, 181, 186, 193, 208, 209 

Duryea, Hewlett 92, 210, 227 

Duryea, John 148 



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Eastman, Henry W 230 

232, 234, 252, 257, 277, 280, 282, 292, 295, 296, 297 
301, 302, 305, 312, 332, 333, 334, 340, 354, 355, 356 
357, 391, 392, 434, 452, 455, 477, 478, 480, 481, 486, 493 

Elclard, James 277, 280 

Eldert, Richard 11, 14, 15, 17, 36, 37, 38, 39 

41, 42, 43, 64, 70, 97, 102, 168, 182, 183, 194, 241, 263 

Eldred, Roswell 210, 227 

Ellicott, Andrew 30 

Ellison, Charity 441, 451 

Ellison' Charles 168 

179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 192, 193, 196, 206, 451 

Ellison, Charles A 451, 471, 472 

Ellison, Freelove C 451 

Ellison, Jacob 154 

Ellison, James 1 48, 154 v 

Ellison, William 146 

Ely, Samuel R 230, 283, 285 

Emmerich, Anthony 352 

Emmit, Thomas Addis 32 

Everitt, Elias C 436, 437 

Everitt, Thomas 150 

Fay, Thomas 323, 324, 325, 326 

327, 328, 329, 335, 337, 342, 374, 375, 398, 409, 427, 492 

Fearon, Edward J 443, 459 

Feeks, Daniel 93 

Field, Furman 230 

252, 259, 260, 283, 285, 289, 290, 292, 295, 296, 410, 434 

Figaler, Michael 491 

Firth, John 182, 189, 421, 425, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 434 

Firth, Joseph E 443, 459 

Firth, Thomas 168, 181, 182, 187 

Fish, Benjamin 147 

Fleet, Henry 57 

Fleet, Luke 237 

280, 299, 301, 311, 313, 320, 352, 363, 412, 456, 467, 477 

Fleet, Luke, Jr 243, 257 

Fowler, Duncan 14, 36, 41, 75 

Fowler, Thomas 60, 64, 66, 76, 80, 87, 90, 111, 177, 184 



INDEX. 569 

PAGE 

Fowler, Wright 157, 165, 168, 169, 170, 172 

174, 178, 180, 184, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196 
202, 203, 204, 209, 212, 213, 217, 218, 220, 223, 224, 299 

Fox, Widow 10 

Franklin, Walter 474, 475, 476 

Frost, Jacob 242, 263 

Gallagher, John 418, 419 

Garretson, Jane 407 

Garretsou, Marion 407 

Garretson, Samuel W 368, 370, 373, 383, 384, 385, 406, 407 

Gelston, David 29 

Gibson, James 420 

Gibson, Patrick 139, 424, 429, 430 

Gildersleeve, Benjamin D. 163 

Giles, Cadet 30 

Giller, Bridget. . . .' 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 336 

Gillespie, James .♦ 398, 409, 427, 492 

Givens, Jacob 442, 452, 490 

Griffen, Sydney L 270 

Griffin, Abram 455 

Griffith, Mr 30 

Griswold, Edward 17, 38, 39 

Gritman, Benjamin 152 

Gritman, Richard 1 52 

Hagner, Alexander 364 

Haguer, Hendrick 145 

Hagner, Henry 1 47 

49, 58, 64, 65, 66, 74, 76, 80, 81, 86, 87, 140, 141 

Haines, Mr 30 

Haines, William 300, 306, 321 

Haines, William M 243, 277, 280, 311, 331 

Haines, William R 256 

Hall, Henry D 210, 428, 452 

Hall, Henry P 412, 479 

Halstead, William 307 

Halstead, William H 315, 319, 329, 363 

Harper, James 351 

Harper, William 289, 351 



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Havilaud, Isaac E ^1 

84, 87, 88, 89, 90, 96, 98, 99, lOn, 101, 104, 121 
122, 133, 138, 156, 166, 169, 182, 183, 186, 187, 188, 189 
193, 197, 206, 207, 208, 210, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 230 

Havilaud, John 8, 25, 26 

Havilaiul, William 277, 280, 289, 346, 347, 348, 349 

Havilaud, William K *79 

Haviland, William E 348 

Hawxhurst, Ephraim C 82, 120, 221 

Ha-wxliurst, Henry ^^^ 

Hawxliiarst, James ^^'^ 

Hawxhurst, Rebecca 11-. H-^. 1^8 

HaAvxhiu-st, William 320 

Hawxhurst, William E 446, 455, 461, 463, 473, 493 

Hayden, Henry K 347, 351 

Hay den, Xehemiah ^ '^ 

' 186, 193, 196, 207, 211, 228, 238, 347, 351, 456 

Havden, Samuel E » 347 

Hegeman, Andrew -'^"" 

Hegeman, Andrew I ■'^^o 

Hegeman, Andrew J 97, 101, 105, 156 

157, 166, 170, 186, 192, 228, 229, 230, 231, 233, 235, 243 

Hegeman, EllDert 11> 21, 3l 

Hegeman, Elbert A 229, 230 

Hegeman, James " 

Hegeman, James F 331 

421, 422, 423, 424, 428, 449, 470, 487, 488, 489, 490 

Hegeman, Josejih O '^lo, 179, 192 

196, 206, 210, 243, 280, 306, 308, 309, 310, 320, 323, 325 
326, 327, 328, 329, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342 
346, 348, 350, 351, 359, 360, 361, 376, 398, 418, 479, 484 

Heiser, Christopher 247, 250, 251, 254, 255, 364 

Heiser, Maria S 364 

Henderson, Charles "^56 

Henderson, Charles W *84 

Henderson, Edward *"* 

Henderson, Monroe -'-* ' 

Hendriekson, Albert W 368, 444, 461 

Hendrickson, Frederick 14, 15, 36, 37, 41, 78, 182, 207, 208 

Hendriekson, Hewlett ._ 277, 289 



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Hentlrickson, John 174, 197, 20(5, 210, 227, 237, 243, 256 

Hendrickson, Joseph 210 

Hendrickson, Phebe A 368 

Heudrickaon, Samuel 207, 210, 238 

Hendrickson, Samuel B 196 

Hendrickson, Samuel D 186 

Hendrickson, William 75 

Hendrickson, William T 64, 68, 69 

Hentz, Henry 143 

Hentz, John H 143 

Herbert, Matthew 324, 325, 327, 329, 336 

Hewlett, Benjamin 11, 21, 29, 76 

Hewlett, Benjamin, Jr 61 

Hewlett, Daniel 158 

Hewlett, Emry 147 

Hewlett, George 107 

Hewlett, Henry T 243, 256, 280, 318, 387, 388 

Hewlett, James. ...15, 16, 68, 60, 61, 64, 76, 81, 85, 87, 91, 210 

Hewlett, John E 459 

Hewlett, Joseph C 31 

Hewlett, Joseph L 10 

21, 22, 23, 48, 50, 64, 66, 71, 87, 104, 110, 186, 196 

206, 210, 227, 237, 243, 256, 257, 264, 277, 280, 281, 351 

Hewlett, Joseph L., Jr.. 80, 85, 125, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 137 

139, 156, 158, 160, 165, 168, 169, 170, 172, 179, 181, 192 

Hewlett, Lewis S 33, 35 

39, 40, 47, 49, 50, 58, 60, 64, 66, 67, 76, 80, 84, 85 

87, 99, 93, 95, 97, 101, 102, 103, 105, 139, 143, 158, 162 

Hewlett, Eichard..50, 58, 60, 64, 85, 97, 102, 105, 127, 155, 182 

Hewlett, Samuel, Jr 37, 88, 42 

Hewlett, Samuel L 66, 67, 76, 80, 84 

8'3, 87, 88, 89, 90, 94, 95, 107, 119, 122, 127, 133, 139 
113, 157, 158, 160, 162, 164, 170, 184, 229, 230, 231, 233 
234, 235, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253, 256, 263, 277, 280, 318 

Hewlett, Stephen 155 

Hewlett, Whitehead.. 23, 76, 80, 85, 87, 90, 113, 131, 244,245, 246 

Hewlett, William 15 

16, 37, 38, 42, 66, 67, 76, 81, 85, 87, 97, 111 

139, 229, 230, 231, 233, 234, 235, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253 

Hewlett, William H 237, 243, 387, 388 



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Hewlett, William M. 257, 307, 308, 309, 362, 412, 477,478, 480, 481 
Hicks, Benjamin 46, 107, 119, 144 

171, 244, 245, 246, 252, 264, 351, 387, 388, 392, 407, 408 
Hicks, Benjamin (of Roslyn) 275 

276, 301, 320, 355, 448, 451, 452, 453, 455, 461, 463 
Hicks, Benjamin D.320, 397, 410, 452,463, 477, 478, 480, 481, 493 

Hicks, Charles W 463 

Hicks, Edward 148, 463 

Hicks, Henry 11 

Hicks, Henry S 21 

Hicks, Henry T 479 

Hicks, Isaac 18, 148, 367, 461, 463 

Hicks, Jacob 306, 331 

Hicks, James M 328, 359 

Hicks, John 367 

Hicks, John D. 11, 22, 461, 462, 463, 479, 494 

Hicks, John S 104, 434, 461 

Hicks, Joseph 75, 230, 241, 274, 275, 285, 452 

Hicks, Rachel 461, 462, 464, 473 

Hicks, Robert 434 

Hicks, Rodman 152 

Hicks, Samuel 173, 174, 182, 355, 422, 461, 463 

Hicks, Sarah 328 

Hicks, Silas 144 

Hicks, Stephen 367, 455 

Hicks, Stephen R 179, 195, 277 

280, 289, 300, 306, 331, 367, 409, 443, 461, 462, 463, 492 

Hicks, Valentine 230, 252 

Hicks, William 66, 87, 91, 105, 147, 209 

Higbie, Elias 59, 60 

Higbie, Elias B 84, 88, 108, 121 

123, 125, 126, 128, 170, 176, 181, 186, 192, 196, 207, 228 

Higbie, John 92 

Hoagland, Cornelius 280 

Hoagland, Daniel 5, 10, 22, 34, 37, 39, 42, 47 

Horsefleld,GeorgeH.119, 125, 127, 128, 132, 133, 161, 175, 178, 180 

184, 189, 190, 196, 206, 211, 238, 243, 260, 436, 437, 471 

Horsfleld, Freelove Jane 143 

Horsfield, George 143, 228 

Horsfield, Israel 139, 142, 143 



INDEX. 573 

PAGE 

Horsfield, Kichard 143 

Horsfield, Thomas 143 

Houser, John 443 

Howell, John B 257 

Hults, Isaac 442, 443, 459, 492 

Hunt, Benjamin W 471 

Hutchings, Abraham 228, 238, 277 

Hutchings, Abraham R.. ..243, 257, 280, 288, 299, 306, 352, 378 

Hutchings, Stephen 15, 16, 37, 38, 42 

Hyde, Edmund 306, 320, 374, 376 

Hyde, Edmund S 331 

Ireland, Daniel 33 

Ireland, Elizabeth 72, 169 

Iveson, John 81 

Jackson, C. A 334 

Jackson, Grace 361 

Jackson, Henry T 280 

Jackson, Henry W 243, 256, 331 

Jackson, James 412 

Jackson, John 69, 83 

Jackson, Obadiah 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 68, 76, 81, 85, 181 

Jackson, Polly 81 

Jackson, Thomas B 79, 93 

Jackson, Townsend 197 

Jackson, Townsend S 192, 277, 280, 427 

Jaggar, John 331 

Jarvis, John 259, 374, 375, 479, 484 

Jarvis, Robert 232, 234, 259, 260, 374, 479, 484 

Jayne, Brewster 237, 355 

Jayne, Charles 489 

Jayne, George W 355 

Jefferson, Perry 223, 224, 225, 226 

Jerome, Alonzo W 300, 306 

Johnson, Lyman 153 

Jones, Addulbert 484 

Jones, Samuel 100, 102, 103, 154 

Jones, Walter R. 305, 353, 363, 378, 396, 410, 427, 442, 457, 491 

Jones, William D 154 



574 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

Kaiiien, Mary 299, 305, 310, 330 

Kelley, David 24 

Kellum, Ehenezer 271 495 496 

Kelsey, George H 272, 465, 466, 467, 468 

Kelsey, Jesse P 330 

Kenyon, John H 479, 489 

Ketcham, George D 49, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68 

69, 70, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 

89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102 

103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 111, 112, 114, 115, 117, 118 

119, 120, 121, 123, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132 

133, 134, 135, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 155, 156, 157 

158, 160, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 173 

174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 196, 206, 210 

227, 277, 280, 288, 289, 300, 306, 312, 315, 317, 318, 330 

Ketcliam, George W 312, 315, 369, 391, 392, 459, 460 

Ketcham, Joel S I55 

Ketcliam, Stephen A 198 

200, 216, 228, 230, 232, 234, 277, 280, 288, 324, 329 

Kierstead, Samuel 3 19 

Killi^atrick, Alexander 230 252 282 

Kinsely, Daniel 444 

Kirby, Caleb 216, 331, 345 

Kirby, David D 210, 228, 238, 243 

257, 276, 277, 280, 288, 299, 303, 304, 306, 307, 312, 330 

352, 365, 878, 398, 409, 428, 434, 439, 440, 443, 452, 455 

Kirby, Jacob M 199, 202, 230, 241, 263, 264, 282, 284, 285 

289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297, 304, 355, 434 

Kirby, Sarah E 344^ 345 

Kirby, William W 365, 378, 398, 409, 492 

Kirk, Silas 23 

Kissam, Daniel. 16, 38, 42, 43, 47, 49, 57, 58, 60, 64, 66, 67, 70 

71, 73, 75, 76, 80, 84, 90, 96, 97, 101, 104, 107, 119, 138 

Kissam, Daniel, Jr .34, 38, 39, 87, 125, 128, 138 

Kissam, Daniel T 39O 

391, 393, 395, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 

Kissam, John B 10 11 21 

Kissam, William A. 277, 280, 312, 315, 317, 391, 422 

Knoblanth, George 444 

Lake, Daniel I47 



INDEX. 575 

PAGE 

Lake, Israel 374, 375, 377, 381 

Lamberson, Catharine 305 

Lambertson, David B 79 

Lanalian, Matthew 447 

Lawler, Philip 412 

Lawrence, Edward 465, 4(56, 467 

Lawrence, Edward A 279 

Lawrence, Effingham 7 

Lawrence, ElRngham W 138, 140, 141 

Lawrence George 465, 466, 467 

Lawrence, Jacob 152 

Lawrence, Roger 67, 115, 116, 117 

Lawrence, Stephen 147 

Lawrence, Willet 106, 146 

Lawson, Thomas B 334 

Layton, Andrew J 281 

Layton, Garret 22, 37, 60 

Layton, Henry S.47, 49, 58, 70, 76, 81, 85, 127, 133, 168, 238, 257 

Layton, Henry S., Jr 211, 227, 228, 237, 243, 252 

Layton, Leonard 168 

Layton, Leonard M 120 

Layton, Peter H 119, 125, 126 

Layton, Richardson 210, 227, 237 

Layton, William 78, 257, 277, 444 

Leek, Benjamin 120 

Leek, John R 288 

Leek, Joseph 120, 171, 172, 173 

Leek, Philip 4 

Leek, Townsend 171 

Leggett, Edward 170, 181 

Leggett, Edward W 186 

Levi, Edward 221, 222 

Levi, Townsend 461, 462, 463, 464, 473 

Lewis, Elias 75, 203 

Lewis,Elias, Jr. 133, 156, 166, 169, 173, 176, 180, 182, 186, 187, 203 

Lewis, Epenetus 222, 227, 237, 398, 444 

Lewis, Henry 355 

Lewis, Jacob A 330, 365, 378, 398 

Lewis, Peter 253 

Lewis, Thomas 14, 15, 36, 37, 41, 154 



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L'Hommetlieii, James H 391, 392 

Loines, John ^ 

Losee, Alexander 289 

Losee, David 3(5, 39, 179 

Losee, David, Jr. . 10, 21, 31, 33, 34, 39, 41, 43, 47, 48, 49, 57, 153 

Losee, James 119, 127, 170, 182, 216, 252, 284, 294 

Losee, Oliver 107 

221, 222, 288, 300, 331, 368, 444, 461, 462, 464, 473 

Losee, Wasliington 434 

Ludlam, Epliraim 146 

Luqueer, Nicholas 486 

Luyster, Charles C 187 

Mackey, Elbert 325, 336 

Mackey, Elbert H 229, 243, 257, 259 

260, 277, 320, 328, 329, 330, 374, 375, 453, 455, 479, 484 

Mackey, George 259, 260, 324, 329, 374, 375, 484 

Mackey, Henry 459, 492 

Mackey, James 374, 375 

Mackey, John 211 

232, 234, 259, 260, 306, 320, 325, 328, 329, 336, 419, 420 

Mackey, Stephen H 483 

Macy, Frederick H 288, 297 

Marston, Cornelius 164, 175, 179 

Marvin, Jacob 146 

Marvin, Valentine H. P 66, 76, 81 

Mason, Noah 24 

McArdle, James 346, 347, 349 

Mcllvane, Margaret J 378 

McKee, George C 483 

McKee, Thomas 170, 175, 179, 186, 196, 206, 207, 229 

238, 252, 256, 259, 260, 277, 301, 324, 328, 329, 335, 373 

374, 375, 376, 379, 380, 381, 404, 405, 406, 422, 455, 484 

McKee, William A. H 374 

McKee, William H 374, 375 

McPherson, William 228 

Merritt, William 300, 365, 366 

Messenger, Thomas 351 

Meyer, Henry 444 

Meyers, Brinckerholf 390 

391, 392, 395, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 



INDEX. 577 

PAGE 

Miles, William B 323, 324, 327, 359 

Miller, Adam 347 

Miller, John . . .206, 227 

Miller, William P 313, 351, 391 

Millington, Frederick 457 

Millington, M. V 412 

Misner, Michael 259, 260 

Mitchell, Catharine 116, 117 

Mitchell, Charles 3, 4, 7, 20, 28, 29, 30, 145 

Mitchell, Charles (col'd) 222 

Mitchell, Charles T 315, 317, 369, 391 

Mitchell, Charles W 482, 485, 486 

Mitchell, Elizabeth 18, 20 

Mitchell, Erastus 259, 312 . 

Mitchell, Hannah 442 

Mitchell, Hannah E 482 

Mitchell, John 15, 20, 37 

Mitchell, John T 48, 49, 58, 59, 62, 72, 104 

Mitchell, Judge 30 

Mitchell, Latham J 317, 369, 387, 388, 391, 392 

Mitchell, Phebe E 482 

Mitchell, K. G 351 

Mitchell, Eobert 96, 101 

105, 107, 119, 125, 175, 179, 180, 186, 192, 196, 206, 210 

Mitchell, Samnel L 28 

29, 30, 238, 243, 256, 264, 352, 364, 378, 382, 398 

Mitchell, Singleton 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 

11, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 31, 33, 34, 35 

37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 58, 59, 60, 61 

62, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69, 72, 97, 101, 102, 105, 107, 111 

119, 120, 128, 129, 131, 132, 139, 156, 178, 179, 186, 259 

Mitchell, Singleton L 277, 281, 289, 308, 361, 372, 377, 379 

38), 393, 399, 426, 443, 459, 466, 467, 472, 479, 4S2, 492 

Mitchell, Uriah 28 

Mitchell, Warren 30, 76, 102 

103, 110, 111, 112, 116, 117, 125, 128, 131, 134, 141, 143 

156, 157, 163, 166, 170, 171, 172, 173, 176, 177, 179, 180 

181, 182, 186, 189, 192, 193, 196, 197, 206, 207, 210, 211 

228, 238, 259, 312, 313, 317, 318, 352, 365, 388, 394, 399 

Mitchell, Whitehead 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 19, 20, 42, 97, 229 



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PAGE 

Mitcliell,WilliamA.186, 280, 302, 305, 306, 308, 310, 311, 312, 313 

314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 323, 327, 32;>, 330 
331, 334, 335, 337, 343, 345, 346, 350, 352, 353, 354, 365 

Mitchell, William L 11, 21 

31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 57, 58, 60, 64, 65, 67, 76, 80, 84 
86, 90, 96, 101, 105, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132, 156, 192, 259 

Moufoort, Jacobus 53 

Moore, E. J 190, 191 

Moore, James 230, 361 

Moore,JamesM.210, 227, 229, 256, 259, 260, 277, 360, 374, 391, 392 

Moore, Joseph 221, 222 

Morgan, Edward 391 

Morrell, Henry . 18, 23, 120, 171 

Morrell, Henry C 387, 391, 392, 492 

Morrell, Isaac 289, 489 

Morrell, John S 228, 277, 312, 330, 365, 378, 387, 409 

Morrell, Eobert 312 

315, 317, 351, 386, 387, 388, 389, 391, 394, 398, 485, 486 

Mon-ell, Washington E 228, 235 

Mott, Adam. 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341, 359 

Mott, Alfred 113 

Mott, Benjamin 11, 21, 64, 73, 214, 215, 266, 269 

323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341, 359, 374 

Mott, Charles 369 

Mott, Edward 181, 186, 206, 210, 320 

Mott, Edward A 300 

Mott, Edward W 277 

281, 289, 306, 352, 355, 356, 357, 361, 363, 365, 366 

367, 368, 373, 381, 383, 384, 395, 396, 398, 399, 402, 404 

405, 408, 418, 426, 429, 432, 435, 438, 439, 441, 458, 484 

Mott, Elijah 152 

Mott, Elisha 434, 438, 440, 448 

Mott, George 492 

Mott, George W 456 

Mott, Jacob 90 

Mott, Jacob C 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 236, 335 

Mott, Jacob S 57, 69, 73, 129 

Mott, James 59, 75, 88, 243, 252, 278, 355 

Mott, James, Jr 198, 200, 205, 237, 238 



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PAGE 



Mott, James W 49, 50, 58, 60, 64, 66, 76, 78 

80, 8i, 85, 86, 87, 88, 81, 90, 94, 95, 113, 171, 172, 173 

Mott, J. Corn well 459, 4'^3, 492 

Mott, John 24, 25 

Mott, John C. ..125, 127, 128, 132, 156, 159, 165, 170, 175, 177 

Mott, Johu J 313, 315, 317 

Mott, Joseph S 120, 125, 128, 132, 156 

Mott, Joseph T 134 

Mott, Leonard 66, 87, 90, 107, 119, 127 

133, 181, 186, 193, 229, 230, 243, 244, 246, 258, 260, 261 

265, 266, 267, 272, 273, 274, 278, 280, 286, 287, 293, 297 

323, 325, 327, 335, 336, 337, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 350 

Mott, Lydia 299 

Mott, Robert W 71, 84, 90 

Mott, Samuel 99, 238, 323, 324, 325, 327, 329, 335 

Mott,, Silas 247, 250, 251, 252, 263, 300, 306 

323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 336, 337, 342, 343, 359 

Mott, Singleton 303, 438, 439, 440, 448 

Mott, Singleton M 434 

Mott, Smith 222, 277, 368 

Mott, Sidney 300, 306, 331, 387, 388 

Mott, Thomas 247, 250, 251, 263, 443 

Mott, Titus B 300, 306 

Mott, Valentine 256 

Mott, William 24, 25 

Mott, William 1 331 

Mott, William J 206, 317, 318, 351, 492 

Mowbray, Anning S 182, 186, 192, 196, 197 

Mowbray, Eliphalet 96, 104, 105, 106 

Mowbray, John 107, 118 

Mudge, Daniel 68, 129, 152 

Mudge, Michael 32, 34 

Muhny, Thomas 444 

Mulcahay, John 412 

Mulinoux, Benjamin 221, 444 

Murray, John 418, 419 

Noostrant, Daniel 152 

Noostrant, Daniel, Jr 152 

Norton, George 206, 227 

Nostrand, Benjamin B. 229, 230, 232, 234, 258, 260, 261, 265, 266, 267 

324, 328, 329, 331, 335, 374, 375, 387, 388, 391, 483, 484 



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PAGE 



Nostraiul, Cornelius T 157, 16-4 

Nostraiid, Epenetus 230, 258 

259, 2(50, 2r,], 205, 206, 207, 274, 824, 329, 374, 387, 388 

Oakley, Miles 120 

O'Connor, Daniel 444 

O'Connor, Patrick 445 

O'Connor, William 444 

O'Gorman, Richard 266 

Onderdonk, Abraham S 22, 31, 33, 34, 164, 170 

Onderdonk, Adrian 237, 277 

280, 288, 289, 300, 306, 312, 374, 387, 388, 443, 455, 492 

Onderdonk, Benjamin H 324 

Onderdonk, Henry 85, 87, 90, 130, 131, 186, 192 

Onderdonk, Henry, Jr 229 

230, 231, 233, 235, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253, 254, 491 

Onderdonk, Horatio G 84 

91, 100, 102, 103, 105, 107, 109, 117, 122, 128, 209, 458 

Onderdonk, James M. 104, 106, 107, 112, 113, 115, 118, 119, 120 

139, 175, 179, 196, 206, 229, 230, 231, 233, 235, 320, 455 

Onderdonk, Joseph 76, 81, 123, 169 

Onderdonk, Minne '. 22, 93, 94, 95, 99 

Onderdonk, Peter 11, 18 

21, 22, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 86, 186, 190, 192, 280 

Onderdonk, Peter, Jr 33, 35 

Onderdonk, William H 184, 270, 429, 455 

Ordronaux, John 298, 301 

Palmer, Isaac 459 

Parker, Charles 274 

Parker, Charles E 323, 325, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341 

Parker, James 274 

Parker, James A 358, 359 

Parker, John A 323, 324, 325, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 341 

Partridge, Captain 30 

Pearsall, Andrew 67, 139, 141, 158 

Pearsall, Charles W 133, 139 

Pearsall, Daniel 74, 139 

Pearsall, Elizabeth C 163 

Pearsall, James B 431, 432, 433 

Pearsall, John 441, 451, 472 



INDEX. 581 

PAGE 

Pearsall, Jolin C 163 

Pearsall, Josiah L 492 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 16 

17, 38, 39, 42, 162, 164, 170, 175, 179, 197, 206, 280 

Pearsall, Samuel C 157 

Pearsall, Thomas 68 

73, 89, 92, 97, 108, 122, 129, 227, 237, 256, 277, 456 

Pearsall, Thomas E 369 

Peck, Henry A 420 

Peckham, William H 412, 413, 416, 417 

Pelcher, Thomas 492 

Penny, Charles 64 

Peters, John 34, 35, 153 

Pettit, John 279 

Pettit, John B 253 

Pettit, Joseph 8 

Pine, James 51, 53, 149 

Pine, James, Jr 150 

Pine, Smith 436, 437, 489 

Pinkney, James B 136 

138, 139, 140, 156, 171, 176, 179, 186, 192, 230 

Place, James 146, 150 

Place, Thomas 146 

Place, William 190, 191 

Piatt, Benjamin 11, 21, 31, 33, 73, 74, 145, 154 

Piatt, Epenetus 52, 54, 55 

Piatt, Henry. 34, 210 

Piatt, Henry W... 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 64, 127, 133, 157, 181, 186 

Piatt, Uriah 154 

Poillon, J. Louis 211 

228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 238 

Polhemus, Cornelius 144 

Pollitz, Otto W •. 283 

Poole, Edgar C 369, 371, 379 

Poole, Isaac 400, 401, 403 

Poole, James 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60 

64, 65, 66, 71, 74, 76, 80, 84, 87, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107 

Poole, James H 243, 250, 277, 280, 300, 306 

Poole, Samuel 11, 73 

Poole, Samuel 170, 175, 313, 318 



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PAGE 



Post, Charles. 128, 129, 130, 132, 135, 137, 139, 156, 164, 301, 313 

Post, Edmund 461, 562 

Post, Edmund, Jr ,. . 11 

Post, James 76, 195, 203 

Post, Joseph. 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 85, 102, 105, 122, 186, 193, 197, 461 

Post, Robert 176, 179 

Post, Stephen 206, 210, 227, 237, 243, 256 

Post, Stephen K 238 

Post, William 151, 289, 300, 306 

Potter, John L 312 

Potter, Pierpont 322 

Powell, Edmund 82, 83 

Powell, Jackson 213, 221, 222, 243, 461 

Powell, Joshua W 436, 437, 477, 478, 480, 482, 489 

Powell, Eichard 213, 222, 409, 444, 445 

Powell, Eichard, Jr 197, 206, 210, 221 

Powell, Stephen 92 

Powell, Stimuson 139, 206, 210 

Powers, Barney 223, 224, 225, 378, 427, 445, 446, 476, 496 

Powers, James 280, 288, 299, 306 

Powers, James H 300 

Pride, William 412, 443 

Prince, L. Bradford 458 

Prior, John A 452, 488 

Provost, David 288, 300, 307, 312, 315 

319, 320, 329, 352, 363, 365, 369, 371, 377, 379, 392, 396 

397, 39S, 410, 411, 422, 427, 428, 429, 456, 457, 459, 460 

Purdy, George B..66, 71, 76, 80, 84, 87, 90, 96, 101, 104, 107, 119 

390, 391, 393, 395, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 410 

Purdy, Mrs. George B 405, 406 

Quick, Tunis W 288, 313, 391 

Eainor, John i 153 

Eainor, Whitehead 153 

Eamsey, John 228 

Eapelyea, Abraham 147 

Eai:)elyea, Benjamin A 315 

Eapelyea, CorneUus 90, 97, 158, 196, 264 

Eapelyea, Daniel 374 

Eapelyea, George 70, 76 



INDEX. 583 

PAGE 

Rapelyea, George, Jr 64, 81 

Eapelyea, Jacob 11, 21 

Eapelyea, Minne 37, 41, 42 

Rapelyea, Phebe 158 

Eapelyea, Eem 39, 47 

Eapelyea, Widow . . . 264 

Eeeve, Isaac T 153 

Eemsen, Henry D 237, 243 

256, 257, 277, 280, 288, 299, 306, 311, 351, 364, 378, 398 

407, 408, 409, 417, 418, 427, 443, 447, 449, 452, 454, 492 

Eemsen, Jacob 346, 347, 349 

Eemsen, Jeremiah 85, 87, 90, 97, 101, 105 

Eemsen, John 150 

Eemsen, John B 237, 331, 374, 443, 459 

Eemsen, John E 331, 348, 456, 479 

Eemsen, Thomas B 348 

Eemsen, William. . 101, 105, 109, 110, 127, 133, 157, 164, 170, 192 

Eeynolfls, Jeremiah 76, 81, 165 

Ehinehart, Willis 221, 222 

Ehodes, Anthony 148 

Ehodes, George 465, 466, 467 

Eider, Elias 163 

Eivilighn, Daniel 444 

EobVnns, Daniel 4 

Bobbins, Edward 105 

Bobbins, John 32, 34, 35, 40, 49, 58, 60, 73 

Bobbins, Eichard H 480, 481, 488, 493 

Bobbins, William 97, 237, 243 

Bobbins, William B 87, 90, 330, 477, 478 

Boberts, John H 491 

Boe, Aaron 368, 445 

Boe, Samuel D ' 404, 405, 406 

Bogers, Amos W 315, 318, 351 

Bogers, Charles W 196, 228, 289, 300, 306, 312 

317, 318, 320, 347, 351, 387, 388, 391, 392, 407, 408, 456 

Eudyard, Henry 444 

Biulyard, Thomas 21:^, 221, 222 

Euland, John 170, 176, 181 

185, 242, 256, 257, 275, 277, 396, 416, 427, 452, 453, 4^7 ! 

Bushmore, Benjamin 140, 141 

Eushmore, B. F 309 



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Kiislimore, Edmond 180 

Kushmore, Edward 398 

Rushmore, Isaac 11, 22, 32, 34, 66, 180 

Ruslimore, Merwin 271 

Rushmore, Stephen U, 157, ISO, 310, 311 

Rushmore, Thomas 241, 263, 291 

Rushmore, Townsend 284 

Ryan, John 479 

Salt, John W 422 

Salt, William H 340, 342, 343 

Sammis, Chai'les A 253 

Sammis, Henry 163 

Sands, Gideon 280 

Sands, Griffen 24 

Sands, John 49, 58, 60, 97 

Sands, William 9, 35, 39 

Scally, Martin 463 

Schenck, Abraham 3, 130, 144 

Schenck, Abraham H 96 

Schenck, Daniel R 331 

Schenck, Henry A 479 

Schenck, Jacob 16, 34, 35 

37, 39, 42, 45, 46, 47, 49, 58, 61, 119, 131, 210, 228, 237 

Schenck, Jacob R 127 

Schenck, John 30, 62, 144 

Schenck, John C 139 

Schenck, John 1 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 

21, 24, 25, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 39, 40, 45, 46, 47 

48, 49, 50, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 144 

Schenck, John R 57, 58 

93, 119, 128, 134, 156, 157, 159, 164, 170, 179, 185, 186 

187, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 196, 197, 202, 204, 206 

207, 208, 209, 211, 230, 241, 252, 256, 263, 282, 285, 294 

Schenck, Maria 70 

Schenck, Martin 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 62, 64 

65, 66, 76, 81, 85, 87, 96, 99, 101, 104, 127, 133, 157 

164, 170, 175, 179, 181, 186, 193, 197, 289, 300, 303, 331 

Schenck, Minne O 277, 280 

Schenck, Roelof 7, 16, 20, 38, 144 

Schenck, Samuel J 311 



INDEX. 



585 



PAGE 



Seott, Isaac 

Sealy, William 14, 17, 36 



Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seamar 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
127 
186^ 
300 
363 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
228 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Seaman 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing 
125 
405 
Searing 
Searing 
Searing 



Conklin 221, 

Cornelius 

Cornelius V 443, 

David Sands 

Edmimd 

Gideon 82, 483, 

Henry O 

I.; 13, 

J 

Jacob W 

John 155, 

John Gilbert 

John H 

John K 196, 207, 210, 

John Williams 145, 

Leonard 81, 

Leonard A 96, 101, 104, 105, 107, 119, 120, 

128, 132, 133, 156, 157, 164, 165, 170, 175, 179, 
192, 193, 197, 206, 207, 228, 243, 257, 277, 281, 
301, 306, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320, 329, 347, 352, 
364, 365, 370, 371, 377, 379, 396, 398, 411, 427, 

Leonard H 

Leonard W 

Eichard 40, 47, 49, 58, 

Robert 97, 101, 119, 157, 

232, 234, 238, 252, 257, 277, 280, 285, 288, 299, 

Sidney 

W 13, 

Zebulon 227, 

Alfred L 352, 

Esther 143, 

James 14, 36, 

John A 90, 102, 105, 107, 118, 119, 121, 

126, 128, 132, 134, 139, 183, 184, 290, 291, 313, 
406, 412, 436, 437, 452, 453, 470, 477, 489, 495, 

Moses 14, 15, 21, 32, 36, 

Phebe 

Eichard 63, 66, 77, 



484 

39 

491 

492 

459 

155 

461 

484 

7 

24 

24 

455 

444 

155 

271 

228 

422 

237 

125 

181 

289 

354 

428 

307 

90 

60 

211 

306 

44 

24 

237 

477 

161 

41 

123 

404 

496 

37 

143 

240 



586 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Searing, Samuel 63, 74, 118 

Searing, Samuel V.. 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 372, 373, 374, 376, 377 
378, 379, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 390, 391 
392, 394, 395, 396, 398, 412, 413, 414, 427, 442, 443, 449 
456, 457, 459, 460, 466, 467, 475, 476, 480, 490, 492, 495 

Searing, Zebnlon 137, 143, 160, 161, 210, 240, 264 

Seely, Daniel 11, 22, 32, 437, 438 

Sell, Francis A 85, 87, Hi) 

Sell, Stephen 5, 11, 22, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47 

Sexton, James 159 

Sexton, William H 330 

Shaw, Silas 412 

Shay, Eobert 276, 279 

Shepard, Elliott F 465, 466, 467, 468 

Sherman, Samuel 56 

Sherwood, Isaac 312 

315, 317, 318, 330, 351, 387, 388, 397, 410, 455, 479 

Sherwood, Morris K 386, 387 

Shotwell, Joseph 367 

Shuster, John 477, 478, 480, 482 

Sickels, Cadet 30 

Simonaon, William H 456 

Simpson, Jacob 444 

Skidmore, Abram P 320, 351 

Skidmore, David W 186, 192 

Skidmore, I. C 313, 351 

Skidmore, James 119 

Skidmore, James H 105, 107, 122, 244, 245, 246, 300, 306 

Skidmore, Joshua C 317 

Skidmore, E. H 351 

Skidmore, William 84, 87, 90, 96, 101 

104, 107, 119, 125, 128, 132, 156, 175, 178, 179, 196, 301 

Skillman, Francis 187 

192, 196, 197, 199, 200, 201, 202, 207, 210, 211 
228, 232, 238, 241, 252, 253, 257, 263, 271, 274, 281, ^97 
299, 300, 301, 307, 309, 315, 317, 319, 329, 335, 333, 342 
352, 354, 356, 357, 358, 363, 396, 398, 410, 411, 427, 428 
439, 440, 442, 443, 449, 452, 456, 457, 459, 460, 490, 492 

Skillman, Joseph O 186, 227, 234 

Sloan, C. S 324, 329 



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INDEX. 587 



PAGE 

Smith, A 422 

Smith, Benjamin 52, 55 

Smith, Brewster H 351, 391 

Smith, Caleb 133 

Smith, Charles 277, 280, 434 

Smith, Charles E 243 

Smith, Charles F 452 

Smith, Daniel E 113, 114, 131 

Smith, Daniel T.. 11, 21, 45, 46, 49, 61, 71, 96, 98, 100, 101, 104 
105, 107, 130, 133, 179, 181, 280, 346, 347, 348, 350, 351 

Smith, Ebenezer 17, 38, 39, 43, 62, 70, 97, 102, 164, 170 

Smith, George H 351 

Smith, James 52, 55, 106, 150, 364 

Smith, James M....... 352, 378, 398, 409, 428, 443, 459, 492 

Smith, James P.. 192, 196, 206, 277, 280, 289, 300, 306, 320, 364 
365, 366, 367, 368, 373, 381, 383, 384, 386, 387, 390, 395 
396, 399, 402, 404, 405, 408, 409, 418, 420, 422, 423, 426 
428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 435, 438, 439, 441, 446, 447, 449 
450, 459, 465, 468, 469, 471, 482, 485, 487, 490, 494, 496 

Smith, James W 134, 271 

Smith, Joseph • 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 

Smith, Latton 95 

Smith, Mary 370, 372, 385 

Smith, Milton 171, 172, 350, 351, 369, 391 

Smith, Eichard. 52, 55 

Smith, Richard R....15, 16, 37, 42, 72, 120, 131, 167, 171, 172 

Smith, Richard W 369, 370, 371, 372, 406, 407, 467 

Smith, Silvanus 22 

Smith, Silvanus S 76, 80, 84, 86, 87, 90, 96, 101, 107, 119 

169, 175, 177, 178, 186, 192, 196, 244, 245, 246, 284, 331 

Smith, S. P 243 

Smith, Stephen 287, 298 

Smith, Stephen B 210 

Smith, Thomas ' 46 

Smith, Timothy W 60, 64, 65 

Smith, Valentine 452 

Smith, WesselS 257, 277, 280, 281, 283, 300, 301, 307, 312 

313, 315, 317, 330, 335, 352, 354, 363, 366, 374, 375, 377 

378, 379, 387, 396, 398, 410, 411, 427, 428, 442, 443, 449 

Smith, William 45, 120, 164 



588 INDEX. 



PAfiE 



Smith, William H 252, 283, 285, 294, 434 

Smith. William M 127, 131, 133, 156, 164, 170, 174, 175 

196, 204, 206, 210, 228, 237, 243, 244, 245, 246, 2.56, 347 

Snedeker, S. N 271 

Spragiie, John H 222 

Starkins, Joseph 43, 44, 45, 73, 74 

Stephens, Sherman 230, 247, 251, 263 

Stephenson, Thomas 69 

Stihvell, James M 210, 211, 212, 213 

215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226 
227, 228, 230, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245, 247, 251, 252 
253, 255, 257, 258, 260, 262, 263, 265, 266, 269, 270, 271 
272, 273, 274, 275, 277, 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 285, 286 
287, 288, 289, 291, 293, 294, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 303 

Stivuson, Tilford 398, 482 

Street, George 368, 369, 370, 371, 383, 384, 385, 406 

Stringham, Jacob 147 

Stringham, Samuel 146 

Strong, Benjamin W 79, 93 

Stuart, Robert 356 

Stubb, Charles 43 

Studer, John 347, 351 

Taber, Samuel 241 

Taber, Samuel T 214, 216 

217, 219, 2.52, 263, 277, 281, 28J, 300, 306, 315, 318, 320 

Taber, Stephen 169, 170 

175, 176, 179, 182, 184, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 226 
227, 232, 234, 236, 237, 243, 277, 279, 289, 295, 296, 297 
301, 313, 320, 344, 345, 354, 356, 4.34, 440, 4.52, 453, 463 

Tappen, Leonard 64 

Tappen, Willet U.290, 291, 305, 320, 477, 478, 480, 481, 488, 493 

Tatterson, John 107, 120, 196, 200, 206, 210, 213 

Tatterson, Richard 15, 16, 44, 168 

Tatterson, Richard, Jr 179 

Terrell, Jonathan 87, 91, 97 

Terry, Nathaniel M 364, 443, 452, 459 

Thatcher, Aaron V. N 374 

Thatcher, Albert S 397 

Thickitt, William 369 

Thomas, Albert 428 



INDEX. 589 

PAGE 

Thomas, Charles 221, 222 

Thomas, Stephen .221, 222 

Thomas, William 397 

Thompson, John -447 

Thompson, John I 374 

Thompson, John J 324, 329, 479 

Thorne, George W 457 

Thorue, Henry M 87, 90, 97, 102, 105 

107, 120, 127, 157, 164, 196, 206, 210, 227, 237, 238, 239 

240, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 251, 255, 256, 257, 258, 262 

265, 266, 270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 278, 281, 285, 286, 293 

Thorne, John 58, 60, 64 

Thorne, John, Jr 11, 21, 32, 34, 35, 40, 47, 49 

Thorne, John W 156 

Thorne, Leonard 171, 230, 283, 285, 294, 409, 427 

Thorne, E. C 256 

Thorne, Eichard E 277, 286, 287, 288, 289, 293, 295 

297, 303, 304, 308, 309, 310, 315, 350, 351, 361, 387, 388 

Thorne, Smith 118, 159, 182, 290, 291 

Thorne, Thomas 11, 21, 32 

Thorne, William 17, 38, 39, 43 

Thurston, John 255, 275 

Tibbets, George 300, 331 

Tibbets, Hall J. . 258, 260, 261, 265, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271, 324, 329 

Titus, Charles F 281, 289, 300, 306, 331, 452 

Titus, Daniel 11, 18, 22, 56, 151 

Titus, David N 237, 243, 277, 290, 291, 421, 425, 428 

429, 430, 431, 432, 477, 478, 480, 481, 487, 488, 489, 493 

Titus, Epenetus 412 

Titus, Francis '. 150 

Titus, George 11, 21, 31, 33, 35 

Titus, George P 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64 

Titus, Henry 91, 180, 193, 197 

Titus, Isaac 355, 422 

Titus, Jacob 101, 149 

Titus, John 11, 22, 32, 75, 203, 221, 223, 224, 225 

Titus, John V 289 

Titus, Joshua 75, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 177, 181, 221, 222 

Titus, Oliver 277, 280 

Titus, Peter. 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 69, 75, 149 



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PAGE 

Titus, Peter, Jr 144 

Titus, Rieharil 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 144 

Titus, Richard W 355 

Titus, Robert. . li)7, 120, 149, 409, 412, 413, 426, 427, 458, 489, 492 
Tiius, Robert H 132, 165, 170, 171, 175, 179 

186, 192, 196, 237, 280, 299, 311, 313, 352, 378, 386, 391 

Titus, Robert W 221, 222, 368 

Titus, Samuel 10, 12, 19, 74, 98, 153, 168, 300 

Titus, SauiuelJ 221, 222 

Titus, Samuel R 14 

15, 36, 37, 41, 64, 127, 133, 156, 179, 181, 186, 193 

Titus, Silas 148, 150 

Titus, Silas C 206, 210 

Titus, Willet 216, 240, 241, 304, 355, 434 

Titus, William 66, 127, 133 

Titus, William P . 157, 164, 170, 461 

Toffey, Daniel 147 

Tompkins, Governor 29 

Townsend, George Hewlett 149 

Townsend, Hannah W 311 

Townsend, Isaac U 90, 97, 98 

Townsend, Jackson S.. 32, 34, 47, 49, 50, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 131 

Townsend, James 74 

Townsend, John 146, 354 

Townsend, John, Jr 145 

Townsend, Joseph L.. 76, 78, 80, 84, 85, 87, 91, 97, 164, 170, 176 
Townsend, Obadiah 5, 11, 21 

31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 70, 75, 146 

Townsend, Richard 149 

Townsend, Thomas 145, 146 

Townsend, Thomas H 35, 69 

102, 107, 112, 113, 114, 115, 118, 125, 134, 159, 176, 179 

Townsend, Thomas S 40, 47 

Townsend, Timothy 149 

Townsend, William 145 

Townsend, William E. 425, 455, 489 

Tracey, Ackerly 288 

Tredwell, Benjamin 5 

11, 21, 31, 35, 40, 47, 64, 66, 70, 96, 104, 144, 149, 180 
Tredwell, Benjamin Jr 11, 21, 31, 33, 34, 35, 56 



INDEX. 591 



Trechvell, Doctor 144 

Tredwell, Edward L.. 211, 228, 238, 244, 245, 246, 280, 346 

Tredwell, John 9, 21, 31, 58, 60, 64 

Tredwell, John H 

102, 227, 237, 243, 256, 258, 260, 261, 265, 266 
269, 270, 271, 277, 280, 289, 323, 325, 336, 340 
409, 428, 443, 446, 447, 465, 468, 469, 471, 482, 485 

Tredwell, Samuel 

Tredwell, Thomas. 23, 32, 34, 35, 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 90, 101 

Tredwell, Timothy 

Turner, William 400, 401 

Turton, John 374 

Tyler, Elizabeth 

Tyson, Richard 259 

Udall, James. ... 170, 175, 179, 247, 252, 313, 318, 348, 351 

Udall, Eichard 

Underhill, Benjamin 300 

Underhill, Benjamin J 

Underhill, Benjamin T 243 

Underhill, Daniel 431, 432, 474, 475 

Underhill, Elizabeth 

229, 230, 231, 233, 234, 247, 249, 251, 252, 253 

Underhill, John 229, 231 

Underhill, John K 234, 235, 247, 249, 251, 259 

Underhill, Josiah 14, 15, 36 

Underhill, R. C 

Underhill, William 11, 21, 25, 31, 33, 35 

49, 58, 60, 65, 66, 70, 76, 80, 96, 101, 214, 215, 216 
219, 226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236 



Valentine, Caleb , 

Valentine, Ephraim 197, 206, 210, 378, 383, 384 

399, 404, 405, 408, 412, 413, 418, 421, 425, 426, 429 

Valentine, George 40, 105, 421, 424 

Valentine, George W 

87, 90, 96, 101, 102, 104, 119, 128, 132, 133 

Valentine, Jackson 461, 462, 493, 494, 495 

Valentine, Jacob 

Valentine, John 230, 303, 479 

Valentine, Myers 294, 301 



PAGE 

425 

347 

86 

97 

267 

373 

490 

119 

105 

489 

403 

391 

72 

260 

391 
211 
306 
289 
324 
476 
169 
254 
233 
289 

37 
184 

47 
217 
251 

24 
396 
432 
425 

84 
156 
496 
151 
492 
434 



592 INDEX. 



PAGE 



Valentine, Obadiuh W 133, 186 

Valentine, Oliver. . 11, 21, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49, 58, 60, 69, 70 

Valentine, Philip 145 

Valentine, Richard 289, 320, 369, 435, 436 

Valentine, Richard, Jv 128, 133, 156, 159, 165, 170 

Valentine, Samuel 11, 21, 24, 31 

33, 34, 39, 45, 47, 49, 58, 64, 65, 74, 75, 98, 107, 151 

Valentine, Silas T 378, 398, 409, 428 

Valentine, William 230 

Valentine, William, Jr 10, 21 

Valentine, William M 159, 182, 186, 193, 294, 434, 452 

Valentine, Zebulon 151 

Van Cott, Elbert 364, 378 

Van Cott, Garret 95 

Vandeveer, William 359 

Vandeveer, William H 324 

Vandeventer, H. B 434 

Van de Water, Cornelius 179 

Van De Water, David 146 

Vandewater, Oliver 158 

Vandewater, William 153 

Vandewater, William, 2d 153 

Van Dine, Peter H 369 

Van Dine, William 369 

Van Lew, Caleb 163 

Van Nostrand, Abraham 144, 148 

Van Nostrand, Adrian. 243, 257, 277, 281, 289, 352, 365, 427, 459, 492 

Van Nostrand, Evert 148 

Van Nostrand, Jacob 221 

Van Nostrand, James 465, 466, 467, 468, 479 

Van Nostrand, Mary 373 

Van Nostrand, Mary C 369, 383, 384 

Van Nostrand, Samuel 181, 186 

Van Nostrand, Susan J 244, 246 

Van Nostrand, William H 369 

Van Nostrand, William L 369 

Van Pelt, Andrew 374 

Van Pelt, John 479 

Van Sicklen, G 424 

Van Wicklin, Garret 420, 424, 488, 489 



INDEX. 593 

PAGE 

Van Wjck, James. 186, 193, 300, 300, 437, 440, 441, 450, 451, 472 

Van Wyck, Barent 17, 38, 39, 62, 63 

Van Wyck, J. S 243, 251 

Van Wyck, Smith 136, 139, 163 

Velsor, John 180 

195, 320, 421, 426, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 452, 453, 455 

Velsor, Losee 463 

Velsor, Stephen 456 

Velsor, Valentine 256, 452 

Verity, William 193 

Vickers, John 228, 238 

Woi,ivon, Samuel 281 

Wil'is, 1. .,^^gj J ^47 

^^^% Cktharine S 244, 246 

Walters, Henry 143, 163 

Walters, Samuel 170, 175 

Waters, Thomas 69 

Wanser, Samuel 122 

Weeks, Hiram 118, 436, 452 

Weeks, John T 313 

Weeks, Luther J 452 

Weeks, Oliver 157, 164 

183, 210, 237, 243, 257, 259, 277, 288, 299, 300, 303, 30(5 
311, 331, 343, 345, 433, 434, 438, 439, 440, 448, 452, 456 

Weeks, Eichard 59, 66, 78, 88 

Weeks, Warren 311; 398 

Weeks, William 311 

Weeks, William M 214 

Weeks, William P 207, 210, 228, 243, 257, 277, 330, 398 

Wescott, Edward 391, 392 

Wetherspoon, James 247, 249 

Whaley, Benjamin 153, 154 

Whitaker, H. A 309 

White, Scudder 436, 437, 467, 489 

Whitson, Thomas 62, 76, 81 

Wiggins, Benjamin 66 

Wiggins, Philip 11, 21, 76, 97, 102, 157, 256, 331 

Wiggins, Piatt 369, 371, 436, 437 

Wiggins, Richard P 369, 371, 436, 437, 467 

Wight, Franklin 332, 333, 334, 491 



594 INDEX. 



PAGE 



AVilkoy, Antliony : fiO, 284, 2S5, 294 

Wilkev, Wiirreu S 434 

Willets, Amos 151 

Willets, Charles 456 

Willets, Charles H 311 

Willets, Daniel 127, 147 

Willets, David 22, 76, 81 

Willets, Edmund 192, 229. 230, 231 

233, 234, 235, 247, 248, 251, 252, 253, 259, 289, 329, 418 

Willets, Elizabeth . 368 

Willets, E. P 309 

Willets, George 72 

Willets, Isaac 47, 50, 58 ^' "^ ' J 

Willets, Isaac U. 206, 237, 420, 424, 429, 430, 435, 436, 4;'.,-" ' ' ^^^ 

Willets, James 45:^ 

Willets, Richard 34, 35, 40, 47, 50, 461, 462, 493 

Willets, Eohert 58, 60, 78, J9, 147, 151 

Willets, Samnel.320, 351, 364, 387, 388, 391, 424, 427, 443, 459, 492 

Willets, Valentine 16, 17, 38, 39, 42, 43, 85, 87 

Willets, William 18, 22, 147 

Willets, William P 470, 479 

Williams, Amos D 155 

Williams, Austin 137 

Williams, David 137, 142, 157, 158, 163, 210, 369 

421, 421, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 471, 487, 488, 489, 490 

Williams, Henry 179 

Williams, Henry E 227, 256, 369, 371, 456, 467 

Williams, Jacob 92 

137, 139, 141, 142, 163, 181, 280, 369, 371, 441, 451 

Williams, John 145 

Williams, Joseph D 369, 371 

Williams, Margaret S 330 

Williams, Micah 152 

Williams, Nathaniel 25, 26 

Williams, Richard 32, 34, 35, 85, 87, 91 

Williams, Richard, Jr .' 85, 87 

Williams, Robert M 161 

Williams, R. Seaman 369, 371, 467 

Williams, Samuel 10 

21, 31, 33, 34. 39. 40, 47, 49, 58, 60, 64, 66, 74, 179 



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Williams, Smith 800 

307, 331, 354, 355, 356, 421, 425, 428, 429, 430, 431 

432, 433, 436, 437, 477, 478, 4S0, 481, 488, 489, 490, 493 

Williams, Susan 143 

Williams, Susanna 161 

Williams, Thomas 148 

Williams, Valentine 146 

Williams, Warren 227, 237, 243 

Williams, Widow 158 

Williams, William \ 145 

Williams, William H 313, 331, 369, 371, 467 

Williamson, Stejjhen 309 

Wil'is, Benjamin 60, 64 

Willis, Benjamin H 47, 49, 105 

Willis, Charles 134, 135 

Willis, Charles C 290, 291, 477, 478, 480, 481, 493 

Will is, Charles H 227, 237, 243 

Wil lis, Daniel 145, 153 

"^¥ilKs, Jacol) 75, 174 

Willis, John .7r?7r.-;V. 40, 104, 106 

119, 127, 132, 156, 165, 186, 192, 196, 207, 263, 283, 285 

Willis, John H 290, 291, 477, 478, 480, 482, 483 

Willis, John, Jr 35, 64 

Willis, John T 378 

Willis, Mrs. Richard S 434 

Willis, Oscar B 427, 435, 438, 439, 441, 446 

447, 465, 468, 469, 471, 482,- 485, 487, 490, 492, 494, 496 

Willis, Samuel 36, 39, 41, 43, 87, i»l, 112, 113 

209, 242, 263, 290, 291, 477, 478, 480, 482, 487, 488, 489 

Willis, Samuel J 3.54, 356, 357, 358 

Willis, Silas 144 

Willis, Thomas 150 

Willis, Townsend 65 

Willis, Valentine 120 

127, 133, 157, 164, 170, 176, 179, 193, 206, 209, 212 

213, 217, 218, 220, 223, 224, 227, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239 

240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 251, 255, 256, 258, 262 

265, 266, 270, 272, 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 280, 288, 289 

290, 291, 295, 299, 300, 306, 312, 331, 340, 342, 343, 356 

357, 358, 378, 384. 385. 422. 453, 477. 478, 482, 488, 489 



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Willis, Widow 118 

Willis, William 105, 118, 139, 181, 197, 206 

Willis, William A 478, 488 

Willis, William H 212, 230 

Willis, William P 193 

Willits, Edward S 186, 192, 193, 221, 223, 226 

Wilson, Heury 252 

Wilson, Lewis 18 

Wood, Counsellor 12 

Wood, Ejaenetus 154 

Wood, John S 133, 156 

165, 166, 170, 173, 176, 180, 182, 187, 196, 206, 409, 459 

Wood, Samuel.. 29, 181, 227, 228, 237, 243, 256, 307, 313, 361, 412 

Wood, Thomas 15, 16, 230, 232, 234, 284, 294 

WooUey, Alexander H 179, 181, 467 

Woolley, Hobart 228 

Woolley, Hobart S 313, 315, 317, 318, 369 

Woolley, John 25 

26, 33, 46, 50, 64, 71, 76, 80, 122, 164, 170, 175, 369, 37^' 

Woolley, John H 210, 227 

Woolley, John, Jr .1, 33, 35, 39, 47, 49 

Woolley, Samuel 25, 26 

Woolley, Stocker 66, 76, 81, 85, 92, 133 

Woolley, Thomas 48, 147 

Wright, Edgar 287, 288, 300 

Wright, Edward 280 

Wright, Samuel 147 

Yelverton, John P 332, 333, 334 



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