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The following record is compiled from notes and memoranda which I 
began to make about 1840. They are the result of careful researches into 
the history of the Plymouth, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island 
Colonies and of Long Island. Of many statements the authority is not 
given, as they were recorded without any expectation of compiling them. 
The sources are given where thev were noted. 

The events connected with the Revolutionary War in the lives of 
Thomas and Eliphalet Wickes were related to me by my uncle, EHphalet, 
and my father. They were written down in form by me during their lives, 
and the record read and verified by them as correct about the year 1848. 
What follows these, is from authentic records in my possession, and from 
my own recollections. 

The early settlers in America bearing the patronymic in New England 
and Maryland are noticed, to show their co-temporary emigration, and the 
probabilities of their kinship when they came to the colonics. 


Orange, New Jersey, March 25, 1881. 


The Patronymic - 

Settlers in Massachusetts 

Settlers in Rhode Island 

Settlers in Maryland - 

Observations on Kinship 

Settlers on Long Island 

Thomas Weekes, the Patentee - 

Ancient Documents - 

Lists of Marriages and Baptisms 

Monumental Inscriptions 

Inscriptions in Bibles 

Major Thomas Wickes (4) - 

Eliphalet Wickes (2) 

General Van Wyck Wickes - 

Rev. Thomas S. Wickes - 

Thomas Wickes, D. D. 

Stephen Wickes, M. D. - 

Rev. Henry Wickes - 

Wm. W. Wickes 

Rev. John Wickes 

Genealojrv ; Common Ancestors 
Tribe of Eliphalet 
Tribe of Van Wyck 
Tribe of Hannah 
Tribe of Harriet - 
Family of Herriman 
Family of Denton 
Family of Van Wyck 

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1 2 




- 15 



- 18 



- 34 




and 80 



- 54 



- 64 



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- 117 



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- 124 



Surnames to distinguish families and their tribes were not generally 
adopted in England till after the Norman Conquest. 

In the earlier history of the language, little study and less attention were 
given to orthography. The first English dictionary (by Dr. Samuel Johnson) 
was only published in 1755, and it was not till the beginning of the present 
century that uniformity in the spelling of words and names was manifest. Our 
earlier fathers in America frequently spelled their names with variations, as 
may be observed in examining their signatures to legal documents. 

The names Wye, Wyke, Wikes, Weeks, Weekes, Wix, Wick, Wicks, 
represent families in English history as far back as the Conquest. One of the 
greatest habitats of the name was, and still is, in the neighborhood of Hast- 
ings, County of Sussex, England. The precise locality from which it is derived 
is unknown. The syllable Wick is found in the names of many places, as 
Marwick, Padwick, Wickham, Wickfield, etc. It is the Anglo Saxon zcuc or 
wye and is of wide signification, implying dwelling-place, mansion, borough, 
village, street (Lat. vicus, with which it is doubtless connected), monastery, 
castle, camp, or military station. In local nomenclature it generally implies a 
habitation or village. Several parishes in England and Scotland are designated 
by this word without any qualifying addition. Gualterus Diaconus, the ances- 
tor of the family DeHastings, lords of the barony of Hastings, held a knight's 
fee in Wikes at the making of Doomsday. (Lower on Patronymics.) 

Prior to the Norman Conquest the "ancient and noble family of Wakes" 
is named in English history. This family, Lower says, claim from Hugh Wac 
Lord of Wilesford, County of Lincoln, (of the time of Henry I,) whose line 


ended with Lord Wake. Other authorities claim their origin from Hereford 
Le Wake, who 'flourished under Edward I, 1041. Archbishop Wake disowns 
the Norman derivation, and considers the name Le Wake, or the Watchful, 
a title given to Hereford as characteristic of a skillful military commander. 

The name Wake appears in some copies of the so-called Battel Abbey 
Roll. Of this Roll, Lower remarks, "a full investigation convinces me that 
the Roll of Battel Abbey is a nonentity; but like many other mythic things we 
may safely say that it ought to have existed." Various lists purporting to be 
the roll, are extant and of considerable antiquity, but all later than 1066. The 
surname Wickes, and its variations, is not found on any of them. It is there- 
fore left in doubt whether the family is of Saxon or Norman origin. 

The New England Geneaological and Historical Register, Boston, 1S51, 
noticing George Weekes, Freeman, 1640, etc., says, "The name of Weeks or 
Weekes is said by good authority (Mr. Lysons) to have been originally Wray, 
but took the form of Wyke, on the settling of the family at North Wyke, 
County of Devon, in Rich. 2, 1377-95. Francis Weeks, the last male heir of 
that branch in England, died in 1611." 

Note: — Robert D. Weeks, in his "Genealogy of the family of George Weekes," published 
at Newark, N. J., in 1SS5 and in a second volume called " Genealogy of the family of George 
Weekes, Part 2," published in 1892, gives a long list of English families bearing the name 
Wickes, Weeks, etc., and refers to many coats of arms, and monuments, bearing the name in 
various forms, but nothing he says seems to prove the exact source of our family. I tiote 
however, one entry from the parish register at Hatherleigh, Devonshire, which mighc apply, viz: 
"William, gent., had Thomas, baptised Feb. 24, 16T2; John, baptised May 3, 1613." 

Robert D. Weekes seems to think that George Weekes of Dorchester, was from Devon- 
shire, and Francis Weekes, of Oyster Bay is thought by his descendants to be from Broadwood, 
Devonshire. " Broadwood Kelley," Devonshire, and " Honeychurch," were the manors of 
one Francis Weekes, born 1590, a descendant of Sir Richard Weekes, 1450-1475, 



Although we cannot be sure of the exact derivation of the family, we do 
know that those bearing the surname Weeks or YYickes, in its variations, emi- 
grated to America from the south of England, and were from its yeomanry, of 
the Norman origin. They were men of enterprise and adventure and 
with worldly means. They early acquired positions of influence in the 
places of their settlement. They came between the years 1634 and 1640, repre- 
sentatives of different tribes of the name. The ties of kindred doubtless in- 
fluenced the movement, occuring as it did within so short a space of time. 
No record or tradition has been met with which furnishes any clew to their 
particular family ties, and all that this record can do, is to note their arrival 
and settlements. 

Francis, George, Matthew, Joseph (two of the name) and Thomas, em- 
barked the same year (1635). 

In Hotten's list of emigrants to New England, Virginia and Barbadoes, 
are found the following: 

Embarked in the " Hopewell," Turner, Master, Sept., 1635, Jo. YVeekes, 
aged 26, Maria Weeks, aged 28, Anna Weeks, aged 1. 

' Embarked on the "Expedition," Peter Blackley, Master, Nov. 2c, 1635, 
Thomas Weekes, aged 23. 

From another record is noted, "1634, Symon Weeks, a worsted weaver, 
aged 16, emigrant from Dartmouth, England." 

July 27, 1635, embarked in the ''Primrose," Jo. Wicks, aged 26. 

A tradition, obtained by this writer from John M. Weeks, of Salisbury, 
Vt, in 1848, says that "Four brothers, young men not married, landed at Ply- 
mouth,* at an early day and soon separated. One went ' down east,' one south 
west, and two remained in Plymouth, one of whom was drowned at the beach. 
The descendants of the survivor were chiefly settled in Dorchester, near 
Boston. These were my certain ancestors." Without adopting this -as all 
verity, it outlines the settlements of Weekses in that part of New England. 
Four brothers came to Massachusetts Colony (Dorchester) in 1635, who are 
those probably referred to in the tradition. George Weekes remained at 
Dorchester, Francis settled at Oyster Bay, Long Island, and Thomas, our 
ancestor, at Huntington, Long Island, while Joseph was drowned. 

Note : — Plymounth Colony. There was no freeman of the name in Plymouth Town. 



Dorchester was a favorite place of settlement to our early fathers for its 
supposed facilities of trade. It was afterwards found that its harbor and its 
other surroundings were not as good as those of Boston, and other places on 
the coast. For this reason its population, after a few years, considerably 

Geo. Weekes was admitted freeman in Dorchester, 1640. His sons were 
freemen, Ammail, in "1657, Joseph, in 1672, William, in 1672. 

Zachary Weeks was freeman in Middlesex, 1652. 

In 1667-93 the patronymic is found in Sandwich and Barnstable. 

Thomas Weeks was received an inhabitant of Salem, 1639. His habit- 
ancy was probably continuous, as his will was probated their in 1656. The 
will names wife Alice, daughters Bertha and Hannah. 

In the Canada expedition of 1690, Dorchester furnished soldiers, Ammiel, 
Joseph and Thomas, the two latter are noted as brothers. 

Louisburg soldiers from Massachusetts in 1744, Joseph and John Weeks. 

Burial inscriptions in Dorchester : 

Ammiel Weeks, aged 46 years, died April 20, 1679. 

Elizabeth Weeks, wife to Ammiel Weeks, died April 10, 1723, aged 89. 

Mary Weeks, wife to Joseph Weeks, died Sept. 17, 1692, aged 56. 

(N. E. Gen. and His. Reg.) 


Francis Wickes who was in Salem in 1635, migrated with Roger Williams 
and four others to Providence R. I. in 1636. There they settled and became 
proprietors. In the annals of Providence it is stated, as traditional, that Francis 
was a minor when he came to Providence. His name appears for the last 
time in 1640 as a signer to a form of town government. Francis is seldom 
noticed in printed records. When he is, the spelling of his name is uniform. 
He migrated from R. I. to New York, and was married in R. I. to Elizabeth 
Luther. Three of his children were born in New York, a note of their bap- 
tism appearing in the records of the Dutch Church. He was granted a plan- 
tation lot in Gravesned, L. I., Aug. 10, 1648, was in Oyster Bay in 1650 and 
became a joint proprietor. His children, Samuel, Joseph, John, Thomas, 
James. Elizabeth (married Nicholas Simkins,) Ann, (married Joseph Carpen- 
ter,) and Daniel, with himself and sons-in-law were in 1683 "rated" as inhabit- 
ants of Oyster Bay. Pub. Doc. N. Y. His. Society. John A. Weekes, now of 
Oyster Bay, on the old homestead, claims descent from him. 


John Wickes was in Plymouth Colony in 1635 and was made freeman 
in 1636. He was received an inhabitant of R. I. in 1639, and was 
one of the origin:;! purchasers of Warwick, R. I., in 1642. He was killed by 
the Indians in 1675 (King- Philip's War,) "a very ancient man." He was from 
Staines, Middlesex County, England, and had in England brothers, Thomas, 
Robert and William. His son John migrated to Oyster Bay, L.I., and settled at 
Mosketo Cove, in that town. While here, he married Rose, a daughter of 
John Townsend. He then returned to R. I., and settled on the old John 
Wickes estate. His fifth son, Thomas, was co-temporary with Thomas Wickes 
of Huntington, 1776. He is described in Updike's History of the Narragan-- 
sett Church, as "an accomplished planter of the old school, firm in purpose, 
courteous in manner, scrupulously exact in all his dealings and fond of social 
intercourse." He had for many years been a public man, and in public office 
prior to 1775. He withdrew to private life in that year owing to a difference 
of opinion in regard to the Revolution." Nothing has been found to show 
the relationship between Francis and John, but the family now in R. I. trace 
their descent from John. 

John Wickes of R. I. was a follower of Samuel Gorton, who made himself 
obnoxious to the magistrates of the Massachusetts and Plymouth Colonies, 
claiming a transcendental enlightenment in spiritual matters. He called him- 
self "Professor of the mysteries of Christ," taught that in himself and other 
true believers, "the child is born, a son is given," and blessed God that he was 
not brought up in the schools of human learning. (Hildreths History.) 

John Wickes with Gorton and others were condemned to severe punish- 
ment for being blasphemous disbelievers in Jesus Christ. They were after- 
wards pardoned. (Winthrop.) 

It was because of their religious belief that they left the Massachusetts 
Colony and having purchased a tract at Shawomit, in R. I., in 1643, settled 
there, the laws of that Colony allowing freedom of religious opinion. 

That John Wickes was a man of mild and conciliatory character appears 
from the tradition of his tragic death. John Callender (Historical Discourses) 
says of him, "He became one of the first victims, within the Colony of R. 1., ot 
the war of 1675. In relation to his death this tradition exists ; that on the 
approach of danger, when the garrison had been provided and the inhabitants 
had generally repaired there, he could not be persuaded that he required any 
protection. From his past experience of the Indians, their good will and kind- 
ness to him personally, he doubted whether there was any danger. Notwith- 
standing the repeated admonitions of his friends, he ventured beyond the garrison. 


He did not return. His fate was known to his friends by seeing his head set on 
a pole near his own dwelling. His body was found the succeeding day. The head 
and body were interred in distinct graves, and two hillocks that mark the spot 
are still shown as the grave of John Wickes." Callender in describing his 
death, in 1675, spells his name Weeks. 

The Charter by Charles II, of the Colony of Rhode Island and Provi- 
dence Plantations (1663) names John Weeks as a grantee. 

Among officers chosen at a general election at Newport (1650) for 
Warwick, was John Wickes. (Annals of Providence). 

Thus the spelling was not uniform in his own life. It became so in the 
generation succeeding. 


The records of the early emigrants to Maryland are few and imperfect. 
The Isle of Kent is called by the historian to be "the first focus of Anglo- 
Saxton civilization within the limits of Maryland." Joseph Wickes was a 
holder of lands there in 1650. We have no means of knowing how much 
earlier he was there. Joseph called his purchase Wickliflfe and gave parts of it 
to others upon condition that they would occupy it and thus settle near him. 
Joseph's descendants are to this day in Kent County, and Samuel and Joseph 
are two of the oldest and most common Christian names among them. Lam- 
bert Wicks (Capt.) appointed Naval Commander Oct. 10, 1776, was of the 
Maryland family. For his exploits, the historian calls him a second Paul 
Jones. (Lossing II pp. 844-5.) 

Capt. Benjamin Wickes, also of this family, is mentioned by Rev. Mr. 
Cary of the Baptist Mission, Serampore, 1805, as "Our much beloved brother 
in Christ." He was an India Trader. (Gen. Assem. Magazine, 1805). 

A letter to this writer, dated July 18, 184S, from his daughter, Elizabeth 
W. Bradford, of Philadelphia, says that her father* was born in Kent County, 
Dec. 10, O. S., 1746, the fifth of a family of six children. His father's name 
was Benjamin. Capt. Benjamin had twelve children, seven sons and five 
daughters. His second son was named Lambert. Capt. Benjamin was a ruling 
eider in the 6th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, an eminently pious man, 
also clerk at the Navy Yard, and held in such esteem by the Government, 
that he was retained notwithstanding his disabilities through the infirmities of 
age, having an assistant appointed to relieve him in his duties. (Letter of J. 
S. McMullin, June 1848). 

Note : — *She supposed him to be a brother of Captain Lambert Wickes. 



There is a tradition in the Maryland family that their patronymic as it 
was m England, was changed and " Wickes " adopted before leaving- the old 
country for the purpose of distinguishing in all the future, the emigrating- 
tribe to America. 

Buckingham, Wickliffe and Bath arc the names of the three oldest estates 
of the Maryland family. 


Having noticed the representatives of the tribes bearing our patronymic, 
who came to America, six in the same year and all soon after, who settled in 
New England and Maryland, the probability of their origin and near kinship, 
may be appropriately considered before we make note of Thomas Weekes, or 
Wickes, the settler on Long Island. 

In the " History and antiquities of the Town of Hastings," Sussex, Eng- 
land, by "G. W. Moss, draughtsman to His Royal Highness, Duke of Cam- 
bridge," is a drawing of a monumental stone on the pavement of a nave in St. 
Clements Church in Hastings, having brasses with the following inscription, 
" Here lyeth ye body of Thomas Wekes, late Juret of Hastings, and Margery, 
!iis wyf, which Thomas dyed the — day of November in the ytrt of o Lord 
God, 1163. Thay had issue of hyr body on daughter Elizabeth." The 
brasses represent Thomas, Margery and besides the latter, the child. That of 
Thomas is perfect, those of the others have disappeared leaving the outlines of 
the figures. 

Among those recorded as bailiffs of the Town of Hastings from A. D 
1500 to 1588 appear the names of Thomas Wykes, Bailiff, 1561. 

In Barrett's History of Bristol, England, John Weeks is noted as Pre- 
bendary of Bristol, 1633. 

It is reasonable to infer that the emigrants to the Colonies came from 
the south of England, and chiefly from the neighborhood of Hastings on the 
borders of Sussex and Kent Counties. Kent County in Rhode Island and. 
Kent County in Maryland doubtless perpetuate the memories of their first 
founders for the homes they had left in old England. 

The Christian names Thomas, John, Joseph, Samuel are family names in 
all the tribes in America. 

The following incidents which have occurred in the experience of this 
writer, are not without interest as illustrative of the abiding nature of family 
lineaments through the generations. 

In 1837 he was riding with his father in Troy, N. Y., when they met a 
farmer standing in one of the squares with his team, for the sale of apples 


which he had brought in from the country. He was an aged man who sat 
holding the reins cf his horses while his son sold the produce. 

The writer's father left his carriage while the writer sat in full view of tin- 
old farmer's face. He was greatly impressed by it ; in the fact that it distinctly 
recalled to his memory the face of his grandfather who died when he was six 
and one-half years old, and whose features had been obliterated from Ins 
memory The apples were bought and about to be paid for when the ques- 
tion was asked, "Will you deliver them ?" " Yes, what is your address?" The 
address was written and handed to the old gentleman. " Wickes " said he, 
"Why that is my name." Upon inquiry he proved to be a descendant of 
Daniel, of Huntington, Long Island, whose posterity is to be found in north- 
ern and western New York. 

About 1S43 a gentleman of Troy, N. Y., married a daughter of Joseph 
Wickes of Chestertown, Maryland. When he brought his bride to her new 
home, it was the universal remark of those who saw her, that she " looked like 
the Troy Wickcses." Her father who visited there about a year afterward most 
certainly bore a striking resemblance to the family in Troy. 

The writer of this while a resident in Troy, visited the market place and 
purchased his supplies for the day at one of the stands, directing the same to 
be sent home. As he was going out of the market it occurred to him that 
the attendant, who was a young man, might not know him and returning, he 
said, " You know where to send them ? " " O, yes, I know you, you are Doctor 
Wickes, I came from England, this SDrinc, from Hastings, and the first time i 
saw you in the market, I asked if your name was Wickes. I knew your father 
too. There is a doctor Wickes in Hastings who attends my mother's family 
and you look just like him. 

An item of business called the writer in 1876 to the office of an importer 
of English chemicals, in New York. He was referred to a person of about 
thirty years of age, seated at a desk, writing. With a politeness quite English, 
he said without raising his eyes from his paper, "Well, sir, go on, I can hear 
you." The object of the call was stated and the merchant, taking up a slip 
of paper asked the address. When he heard the name he dropped his pen and 
for the first time looked his visitor in the face. "Wickes," said he, "my mother's 
name was Wickes, and you look just like my grandfather — just like him." 
He said that he was from Hastings. The interview became quite cordial, and 
ended with his presenting his Yankee visitor with a little book, 
chiefly valuable for the artistic manner in which it was gotten up, and the 
occasion of the gift. 




An attempt was made in 1640 to settle this town by a few persons from 
Linn, Mass. They abandoned it and returned to Massachusetts. In 1653 a 
company of ten, chiefly from Sandwich, in Plymouth Colony, commenced 
a settlement on the site of the present village. It increased with some rapidity 
so that in ten years there were more that fifty land holders. In the deed of 
purchase from the Indians (1653) the names of the ten settlers are given. 
There was no Weeks among them. (Thompson's History of L. I.) 

In T6S5 a conveyance was made by the Indians to forty-nine inhabitants 
of the Town of Oyster Bay. Among them are Daniel, Thomas, Samuel, Jos- 
eph and John Weeks. (Morton's History of Plymouth). (Smith's History of 
New York.) 

These Weekses of Oyster Bay are not identical with those of the name 
who settled the adjoining town of Huntington. They were Francis (of R I.) 
and his sons. Francis was a primitive proprietor in Oyster Bay. His will 
was dated June 25, 1687, and names the above sons except Daniel. He con- 
veyed to them farms there by deeds dated 1673. (Oyster Bay Records). 

The following notice is derived from N. E. His. and Gen. Register, Vol. 6, 
page 311. Daniel Weekes died at Ship Harbor, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia, 
Dec. 29, 1852, at the age of 1 1 7 years. He was born on Long Island on 
December 3, 1735. At the age of 24, he served in the British Army and was 
in the French and English war when Wolfe fell, September 12, 1758. 

In the War of the Revolution he espoused the Royal cause and received 
from the British Government a grant of land at Ship Harbor, where he set- 
tled and spent, the rest of his life. He brought up a family of twenty-one 
children, whose offspring to the third and fourth generation, settled around 
him, and scattered in many parts of the world, numbered some hundreds. In 
1S38 he received his second sight, and to within two years of his death was an 
active man, going at that time daily bareheaded into the woods to cut wood 
and timber, an occupation which he preferred above all others. 

During the last two years of his life, and after he had become bed-ridden 
from the weakness of ag-e, he retained full possession of his faculties, hearing, 
seeing- and enduring but slight pains the two days before his death. (Nothing 
appears in our record to identify the above Daniel with the tribes of Oyster 
Bay or Huntington. It is quite probable that he belonged to one of them.) 




This emigrant of Nov. 20, 1635, is first noticed as "one of the earliest 
settlers of Wethersfield," in the Connecticut Colony. (Hinman's Puritans.) 

In 1640, Oct. 30, Thomas Weekes, John Jessup and Rev. Richard 
Denton* with seventeen others, having before purchased of the Indians, pur- 
chased of the New Haven Colony, Rippowanes (now Stamford) on condition 
that Rev. Mr. Denton should remove there by the following March, and the 
others by November, 1641. (Hinman.) 

We know not how long these settlers remained at Stamford. That the 
years were few may be inferred from the fact that the broad acres of Long Island, 
easily subdued and more easily cultivated, were very inviting to the colonists of 
Massachusetts and Connecticut. We know that Richard Denton, the minister 
who accompanied the Stamford company in 1641, migrated in 1644 with a 
part of his congregation to Hempstead, L. I., and assisted in the organization 
of that town. Here he remained till 1650, his- death occuring in 1662, in 

Thomas Weekes did not accompany Mr. Denton to Hempstead, but he 
also went to Long Island and became a permanent resident there. He is first 
noticed as of Huntington, purchased of the Indians, in 1653, and settled by ten 
families. Savage in his N. E. Genealogies savs. "Removed to Oyster Bay, be- 


fore 1645, there died 1671." The latter is an error, as he was of Huntington, 
in 1662. Savage says, "It is probably he who married Isabel, daughter of 
Richard Harcut." 

Upon the organization and reception by the Connecticut Colony of the 
towns of Huntington, Setauk and Oyster Bay, in 1662, Thomas Weekes was 
appointed constable of Huntington under the Charter of Connecticut, which 
claimed the eastern end of the island as its jurisdiction. In the May succeed- 
ing this appointment all the towns on Long Island were notified to attend the 
General Court of Connecticut by their representatives. Weekes appeared and 
took the oath with twenty-two others. After he returned to Long Island he 
"disavowed his allegiance and made great disturbance in Southold, to quiet 
which the General Court of Connecticut appointed William Allyn and S. 
Wyllys to go to L. I. and settle the affair." (Hinman.) 

Note: — ^Ancestor of the Dentor.s of Jamacia and of Nehemiah Denton, Gowanus, whose 
mother was also the mother by a first marriage of Elizabeth, wife of Stephen Herriman (3.) 
Through the Herrimans, he is an ancestor of all who are descended from either Van Wyck or 
Eliphalet Wickes (2.) 


The people of L. I. were dissatisfied with the claim which the Connect- 
icut Colony had set up under its Charter, of jurisdiction on Long Island. 
Many of them had left Connecticut because their rigid puritanisra rebelled 
against the halfway co vane nt. The "disturbance in Southold," of which Weekes 
was the author, doubtless had its origin in his discontent at the claim of 
Connecticut jurisdiction, intensified perhaps, by his rigid puritanism. 

That he was a stout puritan appears from the condition made upon the 
settlement of Stamford, that Denton should be the minister. That he was a 
man of influence among the people cannot be doubted. 

In 1664, upon the issue of letters patent by the Duke of York, the Gov- 
ernor of Connecticut informed the English on Long Island that Connecticut 
had no further claims to the island, and, "Now that His Majesty's pleasure was 
fully signified by his letters patent, their jurisdiction ceased and became null." 

The following entries in the early records of Huntington show the stand- 
ing of Thomas Wickes and his sons Thomas and John in the pioneer settle-" 

From Huntington Town Records, Vol. 1, page 6. 

(Indian Deed Eastern Purchase) (1656, July 50.) 

This indenture made in theyeare 1656, in or abought the Laste days of 
July beetwixt Asharoken Montimvicok Sachem and the reste of the Indian 
owners with him, on the one parte, and Jonas Wood, William Rogers, Thomas 
Wilkes for themselves and the reste of theire associates, on the other parte, 
witnesseth that I, Asharoken, have solid unto Thomas Wood, William Rogers, 
Thomas Wilkes, all the medoe, freshe and sake, lyinge and beinge upon the 
north side of Lonp-e Islancie, from our fourmer bounds, Cowharber Brocke to 
Nessaquock river, all the medoe within these bounds, weste and easte, and to the 
north sayd to as far as Asharokens bounds goeth Southwards, as the necke called 
Eatons Necke, Crabmedoe, and all the reste of the medows within the afor- 
sayde bounds with all the arbigc that is orshal bee heareafter upon tiie woods, 
lands within the afore sayde bounds, to be the afore sayd Jonas is Williams and 
Thomas is, to them and there a sosiats, heeres and executors for ever, rasarv- 
inge to the Indians Liberty to plante and hunte within these afore sayd 


hounds, and that lor and in consideration of 2 coates, fore sheetes, seven quart: 
of licker and eleven ounes of powther in witnes heeareof wee have set to oui 



ASHAROKEN X his mark 

MA RAM AH X his mark 
SYHAR X his mark 
FOGER X his mark 
POYNEPYA X his mark 
NAMEROWS X his mark 
MOHEMOS X his mark 
MAMAROD X his mark 

Entered in ye office at New York, the 15th day of Oct. 1666. 

Footnote to the ahove in the printed volume of Records. 

Besides this deed copied from page 6, three other deeds are referred to in 
the Huntington Records as follows : 

1667, May 1, Wicks, Thomas, from John Mathews, page 99. 
1669, April 19, Wicks, Thomas, from Noah Rogers, page 134. 
16S3, Sept. 17, Wicks, Thomas, from Indians, page 371. 
From Huntington Town Records, Vol. 1, page 38. 

Note: — This has always been designated as the Eastern Purchase and as will be seen 
began where the first purchase ended at "Cow Harbour brooke," or as the Indians called it 
"Opkaltontycke," and running eastward to the Nesequaque or Srnithtown River. The clause 
"To as far as Asharoken boundes goeth southward," is rather indefinite but it was understood 
to go as far south as the old country road where the premises joined the lands of the Suceto- 
que Indians of the south side of the island. It was claimed afterwards by Srnithtown that the 
part 01 this purchase lying between Untherneck, Fresh Pond, and the Nesequaque or Smith- 
town River was not owned by these Indians, but was included in valid deeds by the Nesa- 
quaque Indians to the original proprietors of Srnithtown, and Huntington lost this part of the 
territory by decree of the Court of Assizes in 1675. 

This deed and the old purchase deed (April 2, 1653) to Richard Houldbroke, Robert 
Williams and Daniel Whitehead for land between Nachaquetok (west) and Opcatkontycke 
(east) are the only ones of much importance obtained of the Indians by the settlers of the 
north side of Huntington. 

Thomas Wicker., one of the grantees left Wethersfield in 1635; was at Stamford, Conn., 
in 164 1 and came to Huntington with Edmund Wood and others. Thomas Wood was son of 
Edmund Wood, and came here with Thomas Wickes about 1654 via Stamford. 


Feb. 10, 1662. At a Town meeting it was ordered that the bootte (boat) 
should be sent to Corriiucott Rivers Mouth to fetch Catherine Seely to this 
Town, upon the Townes choose, and that to be sent the first opurtunity, 
Secondly, it was the same day ordered that Thomas Weekes and Thomas 
Joancs should do their best to by a house and land in die Towne to be and 
continue the Townes for the use and beneffit of ye ministrey therein to enter- 
tain a minisster. 

In same Vol. are the following entries. 

16S1. The Town voted to pay the five men that were forced to go to 
New York and suffer imprisonment, together with their charges and loss of 
time, viz : Isaac Piatt, Jonas Wood, Epenetus Piatt, Samuel Titus and Thomas 

In 1664, Dec. 13, Thomas Weekes and Isaac Piatt were chosen to gather 
Mr. Jones his rate and to be taken as fair, what may be for his comfort so far 
as consernes the Towne so long as Mr. Jones does stay or the Towne se case.* 

In 1663, April 6, Thomas Wickes, Capt. Seeley and Jonas Wood chosen 
to send their names to the Court at Hartford for the Court to elect two of 
them Magistrates. 

j 669. Thos., Jr. name appears as land owner, Thos. (1) died 1671. 

1673. Thomas, Sen., mentioned at this date. 

Thomas (1) in his will (1670) gives to Thos. the lot that was John Lums, 
and an allotment of meadow that he bought of Noah Rogers; to his daughter 
Rebecca 40^, and to her three children 20s each; to his daughter Martha ^4, 
and to her child 20s. Isaac Piatt and Thomas Powell, overseers. Witnesses. 
Jones Wood and Caleb Wood. 

June 1671. Will Probated by the Court of Sessions held at Southold. 
The Widow Wickes and John Wickes, her son, made joint executors. 

In the deposition of Thos. Wickes (2) 1676 in a matter of a quarrel and 
fight between Marke Meggs and Henry Soper, his age is given as about 
twenty-five years. Court Record. 

1 69 1. Joseph Whittemore, Sen. and Thomas Wickes, Sen., chosen to go 
to Southampton to join the rest of the county in choosing two assemblymen, 
on April 3, 1691. 

Note : — (In Town Records.) Thomas Joanes married Catharine, widow of Henry 
Scudder, and was a brother of the Rev. John Jones, who was for many years pastor at Hunt- 


This committee was to collect the minister's salary. 


i6q6. John Wood, Esq., John Wickes, Esq., Thomas Wickes, Gent., 
Jonas Wood, Gent., Goodman Epenetus Piatt, Gent., and John Adams, Car- 
penter, as trustees of ye freeholders and comonality of ye Town of Hunting- 
ton, receive a deed from the Indians of land in the center of the island in the 
Town of Huntington. 

The Nicoll's patent for the Town of Huntington from the Duke of York 
issued in 1666, ran to Thomas Weekes and six others. The second patent, 
Aug. 2, 16SS, ran to Thomas Weecks and others and the third patent, 1694, 
issued after the death -of the first grantee, ran to his sons, Thomas Wickes and 
John Weekes with others. 

The name of Thomas (2) appears in deeds now in the possession of the 
writer, as Capt. Thomas Wicks, 1 70S, 171 1, 1 714 and 1725. We have no 
memorials of his brother, John, except that he married Hester Ketchum, and 
had a son, John Wickes, Jr., who was chosen collector in 1710. John appears 
as a contemporary of Thomas (2), and during his brother's life, was a justice 
of the peace, as late as 1 750, taking acknowledgments of the deeds heretofore 
mentioned. In these deeds are the names of Jonathan, Philip, Samuel, Joseph, 
contemporaneous with Thomas (2) and John, and probably sons of the latter, 
perhaps of each of them. 

Jonathan's will probated 1750, names Jonathan, Samuel, John, Hezekiah, 
Elizabeth, Dennice and Ruth (Stratton). The will of Jonathan Wickes, Jr., 
probated 1759 names Jonathan, Jonas, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mary. 

Joseph's will probated 1746, names wife, Hannah, and Joseph, Daniel, 
Alexander, Ezekiel, Jesse and Hannah. 

Daniel, son of Joseph, migrated to Charlotte precinct, Dutchess County, 
N. Y. His will probated 1784, names wife, Rebecca, sons, Joel, Jacob, Zapher, 
Silas, David; daughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Johannah, Hannah. 

Of Daniel's sons, Silas lived at Hyde Park, perhaps Troy, and migrated in 
181 5 to Reading, Steuben County, N. Y., (those in Western and Northern 
N. Y., came from Daniel). 

Wills are also on record of Robert Y\*eekes, 1741. Joseph Wicks and 
William Weekes, 1 746. 

The posterity of Thomas (3) is clear, as will hereafter appear. 



There is in the possession of the writer (now belonging to Robert B. 
Wickes of Rochester, N. Y. ( ) an old cedar chest, about fifteen inches long, 
five inches wide and four inches high, hewn by hand out of a single piece of 
wood, which came down from the second or third Thomas, containing sundry 
maps of the neck of land on the south side of Lono- Island in Huntinsrtoh. 
called Santapogue, and many deeds of land on Santapogue, and elsewhere in 

Among them is the following deed from our direct ancestor, Katherine 

Know all men by these presents, that I, Katherine Jones of Hunt- 
ington on Long Island in New Yorkshar, New England, formerly wife to 
Henry Scudder, deceased, doe by these presents, assigne and make over unto 
my sonn, Jonathan Scudder, all my right, title and interest in and to that ac- 
commodation which was formerly my husband's, Henry Scudders, it being for 
and in consideration of an accommodation formerly given to ye said Jonathan 
by his grandfather, which my sonn, David Scudder hath in his possession. 
Therefore, I doe by these presents assigne and make over from nice, my heirs 
and assigns to the said Jonathan, his heirs and assigns, all and singular my 
right, title and interest in the above sd accommodations, yt is to say. all my 
holding (except my life time in ye old house which my husband, Hen. Scud- 
der built) as alsoe homelot, outlands, meadow, orchard and all rights and 
previlidges yt at present doth or ever shall belong to to said accommodations 
to have and to hold forever, I say I doe as fully and amply assign and make 
it over to the said Jonathan as can be done by any deed or conveiance soe yt 
nee and his heirs shall peaceable enjoy it without any molestation from mee, 
my heirs or assigns forever as wittness my hand and seal this 2 2d. 8 mo., 1680. 

Test: THOMAS POWELL O the mark of 




(Endorsed.) Jonathan Scudder's deed of gift, entered upon record on 
Tosvn Bool;, 16S0. 

(Also endorsed.) These may certifye whom it may concern that Hadiell 
Titus did take away as many boards out of the old house of Jonathan 
Scudder as were judged by John Sammis and John Ketchum (being 
asked b) r Capt. Piatt & "Eliphalet Jones to judge of it) as amounted 
to four hundrd foot of boards besides hinges of doors ; and the joice 
also and the hooks cutting ye posts to get them out ; and hindering 
the sale of ye old house. 

These may certifie any whome conserne that wee Moses and David 
Scudder disowne any right or title or claime to any inheritance yt did belong 
to our father, Henry Scudder, deceased, yt is to say, any lands or meadow in 
Huntington as wittness our hands this 22 of ye 8 mo., 16S0. 


X the mark of 

Also in the chest is the following will : * 


The last will and Testament of Jonathan Scudder, of the Town of Hunt- 
ington in the County of SuiTolke, on Long Island as followeth : 

I, being very weak in body, though of perfect understanding and memory, 
and not knowing the time of my death, do bequeath my Soul to God, who 
gave it, and my body to a Decent Burial, and as to what Estate God hath 
given me in the world, my debts being satisfied, the rest I give as followeth : 

First : — I give and bequeath to my son, Jonathan, all my lands that I am 
either at the present possessed of or have just right unto, to be possessed and 
enjoyed by my said son when he shall come to the age of twenty and one years, 
except his mother's right hereafter to be expressed. 

Secondly : — I will and bequeath to my two younger daughters, Abigail 
and Rebecca, two-thirds of my moveable estate. 

Thirdly: — I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Sarah Scudder, the 
use and improvement of all my lands during the nonage of my son, Jonathan, 
and the one-third of the said lands with the house duiing her natural life, and 
then the said house and lands to return to my son, Jonathan. Further as to 
my daughter Sarah who is not composmentis my will is that her mother, my 

Note : — *The minister of the Huntington church. 


wife, take care of her and provide for her, and in case my daughter Sarah shall 
out live her mother, ftien that my son, Jonathan, se her provided for. 

Further my will is yt my beloved wife be and I do constitute her sole 
executrix of this my will and testament, and further my will is that my estate 
be-not divided (except my wife many) till my daughter, Abigail, be sixteen 
years old. And I desire that Capt. Epenetus Piatt and Eliphatet Jones, my 
loveing brother be overseers of this my last will and Testament. 

Further my will is that if any of my children dye before they come of age 
that the sd deceasing child's part shall go to the surviveing children, equally. 

That this may appear to be my last will and Testament, I the above said 
Jonathan Scudder have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of De- 
cember, 1690. 


By the Tenour of these presents, Know ye that on ye 22 day of Oct., 

1691 at Brookhaven in the County of Suffolke, on long Island, in the Province 

of N. York before Coll. William Smith, Judge of the Prerogative Court in 

the County abovesd, was Proved and approved the last Will and Testament 

of Jonathan Scudder, late of Huntington, in the County abovesd, deceased, on 

the 10th of December, 160c and haveing bv his sd Will and Testament nom- 

inated and appointed Sarah, his wife, his executrix (as by the copy of the sd 

Will hereunto annexed may appear) for the well and faithfull administration 

of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the sd deceased, you shall 

a true and faithfull inventory of all the goods, chattels and credits that did any 

ways belong or of right appertain to the deceased aforesd, at the time of his 

death, bring in. and deliver to me or such judge or judges as shall be appointed 

for this County at or before ye first clay of May, next, ensueing, then and 

there to render a true, plain and perfect account of your haveing executed and 

performed your Duty herein, according to the Tenour of the sd Will and the 

Laws of this Province. Sworn before me the day and year abovesd. 

Witness my hand and seal : 



Note: — The Eliphalet Jones, to whom this Will refers as the "brother in law" of the 
testatrix, was for many years Pastor of the Church in Huntington. His gravestone is still 
standing in the Huntington Graveyard, and his name Eliphalet is perpetuated in our family, 
although his history has been forgotten. He was the son of the Rev. John Jones, for whom 
the first Thomas Wickes (see page 21) collected subscriptions and built a parsonage. 


There are also in said chest two deeds dated 1708 to Jonathan Scudd :r 
evidently the son, one from John Powel, the other from Jacob Conklin* also 
returns of surveys o( lands to -Jonathan Scudder, dec," and to "Jonathan 
Scudder." Also a collector's warrant, probably as old as any in the State, to 
Jonathan Scudder, a copy of which is as follows: 

Suffolk : to ye Collector, Jonathan Scudder, Huntington, 

Desem. ye iSth, 1684. 

Whereas, their is ye sum of twelve pounds, twelve shillings, two p. one 
forthing levied upon this Town by the comittee for their proportion of the 
Counte share for the year past; these are in his Royall highness name to re- 
quire you to gather ye said sum of twelve pounds, twelve shillings, two p. one 
farthing of ye persons ratted in this Town in ye Counte Ratte, according to 
their proportion ; soe as you may bee able to render an account thereof to ye 
Counte Treasurer at or before ye fourth day of April next ensueing. Where- 
of, you are not to fail as you will answer ye Contrary. 

Given under my hand ye day and year above written. 


There are also in the same chest a large number of surveyors certificates, 
showing lands laid out early in the 18th century to the several ownership of 
Thomas Wickes, and others, one or two of which I copy here to show the 
form of conveyance used in transfering land from the ownership of the 
Trustees of the Town to individuals : 

" By virtue of an order from the trustees dated August the 18th, 1756, to 
lay out to the right held by Thomas Wickes 5 acres of land in the Eastern 
street in the town of Huntington we have laid out as folio weth ; the first piece 
to begin at a stone 6 rods west of Joseph Langdons garden and roning west 
12 rods by the highway between said land and Joseph Leweses and on the 
east side by the highway to Philip Platts 16 rods and on the north by a high- 
way from the end of the land roning southward between Thomas Wickeses and 
Joseph Leweses being yS rods of ground and the second piece between Thomas 
Wickeses and Ezekiel Roberts hows southeast and 18 rods on the north side 
35 rods to a steake 9 foots south sow west of a great whit oack tree neer 

Ezekiel Roberts hows and on and the third piece neer Johnathan 

Wickes hous on 17 rods and on the north was and on the east 

side 1 1 rods. 4th parcel between John Wickes house and Ezekiel Roberts 
fenc to begin at a steake 6 rods west of Jonathan Wickes barn and roning by 
the highway 29 rods northward to a highway down from Mr. Prims watering, 


nothing at the north end and ion 9 rod back and there 2 rods vvid and from 

thence to Ezekiel Roberts land 8 rods west roning Roberts fenc 19 

rods and on the south by the highway 8 rods being in all $j4 acres 18 rods 
laid out by us this 18 day of August 1 736, the place affording no more. 


This is recorded. 

This return of survey was like a grant from the Town and is evidently 
the muniment referred to in the following deed of the " Huntington Green" 
which still lies open as a common in said Town : 

Whereas there have been and are still divers persons belonging to the 
town who for private interests have been endeavoring to encroach on and 
lessen the street lands and hio;hwavs in this town to the great damage of the 
near neighbors, for the preventing of which in the East street of s'd town the 
trustees of the freeholders and commonality of s'd town thought fit to order 
the s'd street to be laid out to the right held by Thomas Wickes (except so 
much as should be judged by the surveyors needful for a good highway and 
by him to be alienated to the neighbors living near and reserving the chief 
benefit of the same to lay open in common never to be fenced in or enclosed 
or any part thereof— therefore according to the trustees order dated the 18th 
August 1736 on the same day John Wicks and Thomas Brush being two 
Surveyors of the s'd town laid out to the right of Thomas Wicks three acres 
and 88 Rods of land in several pieces in the S'd Street as many more at large 
appear by the return of the S'd Surveyors on the town record. Therefore be 
it known unto all men by these presents that I Thomas Wicks for and in con- 
sideration of the sum of one pound 16 shillings current money of New York 
to me in hand Paid and for the use and uses above s'd and to and for no other 
use or uses Whatsoever have given, granted, bargained, sold, and by these pres- 
ents fully, freely clearly and absolutely give grant bargain and sell unto John 
Wicks, Jonithan Wicks, Sam'l Stratton, Philip Piatt, Joseph Lewis, Thomas 
Wicks Jr. and Eliphalet Wickes their heirs and assigns forever ail that the 
above mentioned three acres and SS Rods of land situate and lying and being 
in the East Street of the S'd Town as above said together, with all and sing- 
ular the rights and privieledges thereunto belonging and all the Estate right 
title and interest possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever of me the 
s'd Thomas Wicks in and to the premises to have and hold all the before 
mentioned premises co them the Said John Wickes, Jonithan W T icks, Sam'l 
Stratton, Philip Piatt — Joseph Lewis, Thomas Wickes and Eliphalet. Wickes 


their heirs and assigns as tenants in common without any maner of pretence 
of Survivorship from me the s'd Thomas Wicks my heirs Ex'rsand adm's unto 
the sole and only proper use benefit and behoof of them the Said John 
Wickes, Jonithan VVickes, Sam'l Stratton, Philip Piatt — Joseph Lewis, Thomas 
Wickes Jr. and Eliphalet Wickes their and each of their heirs and assigns for- 
ever to lie in Common for the use of them the purchasers and never to be 
fenced nor enclosed nor any part thereof by any person or persons whatsoever 
but to remain according the true intent and meaning hereof forever. In wit- 
uess whereof the said Thomas Wicks have hereunto set my hand and seal the 
1 8 day of May Anno Dom. i 759. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence 


Matthew Buxce 

J 01: Halstead 


Another document in said chest. 

Febry the 25, 171 2. To the surveyors of the Town of Huntington, these 
are to order you to lay out to the hundreds that were formerly Jonathan Hard- 
neds now in the tenor of Thos. Wickes, Junior, four acres of land adjoining to 
the land of Thomas Brush, Junior, in the west neck on the hammack on the 
north side of the land of Thomas Brush. 

April the 26, 1 71 8, these are to order you to lay out to the hundreds 

holden by Thomas Wickes, Junior, 3 acres of land southeast from Ephrain 

Kaloms hollow near the hills. 

A copy per me, Pd. 


Also in the chest are the following documents relating to slaves : 

We, the subscribers, overseers of the poor of the Township of Flushing, do 

hereby certify that Dinah, a slave of Thomas Wickes of said town, appears to 

us to be under fifty years of age and of sufficient ability to provide for herself. 

October 7th, 1802. 


Recorded in the Town Clerk's Office of the township of Flushing the 4th 

day of January, 1804. 

By me, JOHN H. SMITH, T. Clk. 


We, the subscriber?, overseers of the poor of the Township of Flushing, 
do hereby certify that Scth, a slave of Thomas Wickes of said town, appears 
to us to be under fifty years of age and of sufficient ability to provide for 

Flushing, January 3rd, 1804. 


Recorded in the Town Clerk's Office of the Township of Flushing the 
4th day of January, 1804. 

Byrne, JOHN H. SMITH, T. Clk. 

We, the subscribers, overseers of the poor of the Township of Flushing, 
do hereby certify that Michael, a slave of Thomas Wickes of said town, ap- 
pears to us to be under fifty years of age and of a sufficient ability to provide 
for himself. 

Flushing, January 3rd, 1804. 



Recorded in the Town Clerk's Office of the Township of Flushing the 
4th day of January, 1804. 

By me, JOHN H. SMITH, T. Clk. 

We, the subscribers, overseers of the poor of the Township of Flushing, 
do hereby certify that Carline, a slave of Thomas Wickes of said Town, ap- 
pears to us to be under fifty years of age and of sufficient ability to provide 
for himself. 

Flushing, January 3rd, 1804. 



Recorded in the Town Clerk's Office of the Township of Flushing the 
4th day of January, 1804. 

By me, JOHN H. SMITH, T. Clk. 


To all whom it may concern, know ye that I, the subscriber, have obtain- 
ed from the overseers of poor of the Township of Flushing, a certificate pur- 
porting that Carline, a slave of mine, is under fifty years of age and of sufficient 
ability to provide for himself, and that 1 do hereby manumit and set free the 
said slave, Carline. 

Little Neck, January 5th, 1S04. 



Bt. of Mess. Cornelius Van Brunt & Stephen B. Williamson, 
Executors to the Estate of Albert Adriance 

1 Negro woman about 50 years of age, named Mary - - ] 

1 Boy about 16 years of age, named Ned - >■ $300.00 

1 do. about 13 " " " " Benjamin J 

Flushing, June 16th, 1S06. Received payment. 


Endorsed: Bill for Molly, Ned and Benjamin - - - $300.00. 

We, Abraham Hendrickson and Henry Mills, overseers of the poor of the 
Town of Jamaica in Queens County and State of New York, do hereby 
certify that Ned, the slave of Thomas Wickes, which said Thomas Wickes 
resides in said Town of Jamaica, appears to us to be under the age of forty- 
five years and of sufficient ability to provide for himself Given under our 
hands the Fourth day of June in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight 
Hundred and Fourteen. 



The following will is in the said chest: 

In the name oe god amen I, Eliphalet Wickes of the town of Hunt- 
ington in Suffolk County on Nassaw Island Being this Thirtieth Day of June 
in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and sixty-one Sick and 
Weak in Body but of Perfect Mind and Memory and well knowing that in a 
short time I must yield unto death therefore am willing to settle my outward 
affairs against my Final Change come whensoever it may happen do therefore 
make .... ordain and appoint this my last will and testament in the follow- 
ing manner and form. Imprimis I will and order all my just debts to be fully 
Satisfied and paid by my executors or One of them in Some Reasonable time 
after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my only son Thomas 
Wickes my desk one Bed and Furniture my best Cart and Whe'eles one team 
and Tackling as he shall Choose one Plough & harrow of Each Sort & Indian 
Jonas his time of Service and my Negro Deag & my Negro boy Peter and 
my Fishing. Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Jemima 
Wickes and to her Heirs and Assigns forever Sixty Pounds Current Lawful 
Money of New York two beds and furniture, One Lott of Land and Meadow 
which I bought of James Oakley Lying on a Neck Called Sentepogue and 
my Negro man Ceser and his wife Six Cows & Calves twenty Sheep Six Cattle 
as she shall Choose and So many Swine as shall be thought needful for the 

Family's use and One Cart and Wheeles and Team and Tackling and 

utencels such as shall be needfull for her in carrying on Husbandry and my 
will is that my wife shall have for the Family's use all my English Hay all my 
Grain in the Houses and all that is growing of Every Sort Also I give to 
said wife my Negro Girl named Rachel after her time of service is Expired 
with Joseph Bapet Also my riding chair and young horse and my Silver 
Tankard and Six Silver Spoons and my Loom & Tackling & my watch. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Wickes and to her heirs 
and assigns forever Sixty Pounds Current .Money of New York and the Fol- 
lowing pieces of Land I order to be sold by my Executors and the money 
arising from such sale to be Equally divided between my wife and my three 
daughters without Exceptions Viz. One Piece of woodland lying between 
Cow harbour South path and the path that comes from Cornelius Flartts to 
town Lying in the Point be it more or less and one half of the Lott at the 
west end of the Town once Jonathan Scudders and all my Lands Rights and 
Interest in the Eastern Purchase also that piece of Land between the roads 
to Carlls and the road that goes to Cornelius Hartts & my will is that if my 
Daughter Mary should die without issue that her part shall be Equally 
divided between my wife and two Surviving daughters. .Item I give and 

1 -> 


bequeath unto my two Grandsons Eliphalet Brush and Samuel Allen One 

Piece of wood Land Joining to the Land of Jeremiah Sammis& butting upon 

the highway that comes down to Kellams to be Equally divided between 

them which T give to them and to their Heirs and Assigns forever & rnv 

will is that if Either of them two Should die without- Issue that then his part 

should descend to the next male heir in the Family. Item I will and order 

my Executors hereafter named to Sell and dispose of all the rest of my 

Personal and moveable Estate wheresoever and whatsoever Excepting Seven 

Cattle which is fatting for the use of the Family and all the monevs arising 

from which sale with all the rest of my movable Estate after my Debts are 

paid Excepting which is above disposed of. I Order and give to be Equally 

divided between my wife and three daughters namely Margaret Allen 

Hannah Brush and Mary YVickes and if my daughter Mary should happen to 

die without issue then her part to be Equally divided as above mentioned 

and my will is that my Executors shall be reasonably rewarded for their 

troubles in Executing this my will And I do hereby Constitute and Appoint 

my Son in Law John Brush and my only Son Thomas Wickes to be my sole 

Executors of this my last will and testament giving and granting unto them 

Full power and Authority (or Either of them) to Execute this my last Will 

and Testament and Every Article and Clause therein Contained and to give 

good and Authentick Deeds for all Such Land as I have Ordered to be Sold 

& I do hereby utterly revoke all former wills ratifying and Confirming this 

and no Other to be my last will and Testament the day and year above 



Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declared By the said Eliphalet 
Wickes as his last will and Testament in presence of subscribers who signed 
as witnesses in the presence of the Testator 


Also the following will : 

I, Thomas Wickes, of Jamaica in Queens County and State of New 
York, do make and publish this my last will and testament, I give and 
bequeath to my daughter Harriet all my household and kitchen furniture and 
to her heirs. Also the interest of five thousand dollars during her life. The 
money to be retained in the hands of my executors and laid out in stock or 
placed at interest on bond and mortgage at the direction of my executors, and 
the interest paid to my said daughter as often as they receive the same, and 
after her death the said five thousand dollars to be equally divided between 

ancient : : 

children, if she si have At if she 

ose of the same by Will, if she rerture it t 

>e I give the said five thousand dollars m my 
divided, and to the issue f -:h of my child I may 

ie to take the parent'* ire the interest to be paid to my - _..: 
mav be i irried it is intende i for her 1 not to be sul : ■:-:: to her 

band's debts nor to hi= control in any < ay. I give and bequeath 
grand children, Joseph Lawrence Hewlett and H n ; Hewlett the sum of 
six thousand dollars equally between th< n, to be paid :: them res] ?ctiv y 
when they arrive at lawful age or many, and if of them sh< 

: period the survivor to h .- the whole, bu: if both si 
arrive at lawful age or marry then the said six ti iisand dci md the 

unexpended interest (if any) to be equally divided between my : idren 
mav be living- at that time, and the issue .:" such f mv children whc mav be 
dead, such issue to take the parent's sh the said six thousand . liars tc be 
retained in the hands of my executors and nvesl six per ;. it -: .',: I 

the corporation of the City of Xe York : u my ather stock :: in 
mortgage security at the discretion f mv executors the interest a 

from their respective shares to be exclusively applied t the education of my 
said grandchildren until in the opinion : :" my executors :. the survivor :: 
them, their education shall be finished i rhich i .■ -. : s applied 

in such other way for the merit of my said grandch . as my executors 

of the sun'ivor of them may thin>. ': est. : gi"r ::. i bequeath :: the 
Theological Seminary at Princeton tb. undred dollars t :.. the 

permanent funds of that institution for the support :: : professors t r 
paid within One Year after my decc All the res: residu and rerna 

of my estate I give and beqi th to my s : : s Eliphalet md Van 
equally to be divided and to the:: heirs . ass ° is forever. 

It is mv will in case my or either o: my s a i _b children lie before I do 
leaving issue then and in that case what I have given t l i parent - give tc 
the issue, such issue to take the parent's share and :: the heirs and assigns :: 
each issue. Lastly I hereby nominate make :::: ; ::::r md ap: i n:v -:: is 
Eiiphalet Wickes and Van Wyck Wick ; executors tc this my last wil] md 
I:::::::;:.: hereby revoking all former md birr Will :: Wills by me at any 


time heret::":re made and ieclaring this and this :i:iy :: be and :ontam 
last will and testament In witness I have hereuntc set my hand 

seal the thirteen::, lay rf January in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand 
Eight hundred and ninete 

Signed sealed published and declare i by the snid Thomas Wickes as 
for his last will and testament in our pi sence whc have subsci names 



as witnesses at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other. 



Extracts from the records of the Presbyterian Church Huntington, made 
Sept. 2, 1 88 1, for S. Wickes, by Dr. G. B. Banks, Clerk of Session. 

Members by the name of Wickes when Rev. Mr. Prime was ordained, 
Esther and Elizabeth Wickes. 

June i 723 

Added during Mr. Prime's ministry ai 

730, June 14, Elnathan, 
724, April 19, Elizabeth, 
743, June 2, Azariah, 
751, Aug. 1, Enoch, 
739, Nov. 29, Mary, 
762, July 29, Josiah, Jr., 

Baptisms of persons by name of Wick 

723, June 23, Phebe, 

724, Aug. 2, Daniel, 

724, Aug. 9, Silas, 

725, April 26, Hezekiah, 
727, March 2, Mary, 

731, May 9, Piatt, 

731, July 28, Ananias, 

732, Aug. 27, Gilbert, 

732, Jan. 16, Hannah, 
j},^, March 18, Hezekiah, 

733, July 29, Enoch, 

734, May 26, Margaret, 

735, April 13, Josiah, 
735, July 20, Elijah, 
735, Feb. 16, Hannah, 
yx^, Nov. 2, Hannah, 
737, July 17, Jesse, 

737, Sept. ii, Philip, 

738, May 14, Elizabeth, 

d recorded by him. 

y^y March 20, Josiah, 

727, March 2, Elizabeth, 
743, June 2, Anna, 

730, June 14, Miriam. 
750, Nov. 29, Mary, 
764, Oct. 28, Phebe. 

es during Mr. Prime's ministry. 

728, June 5, John, 

728, Aug. 1 1, Stephen, 

729, Nov. 23, Elnathan, 

730, July 5, Ruth, 

730, March 8, Ambrose, 
743, June 26, Jonathan, 
743, Nov. 20. Jonas, 

743, Sept. 25, Mary, 

744, July 15, John, 
744, Nov 4, Elizabeth, 
744, Nov. 1 1, Mary, 
746, March 2, Sarah, 

746, Nov. 9, Elizabeth, 

747, Oct. 4, Martha, 
747, Oct. 21, Elizabeth, 

747, Nov. 5, Nathaniel, 

748, Oct. 13, Esther, 

748, Oct. 30, Daniel, 

749, July 28, Ebenezer, 








74 = 

75 7 






April 22, Anna, 
May 25, Silas, 
Sept. 14, Thomas, 
Dec. 23, Elizabeth, 
June 2i, Moses, 
May 16, Mary, 
Dec. 15, Deborah, 
Jan. 20, Sarah, 
Sept. 30, Isaac, 
May 12, John, 
May 24, Samuel, 
Oct. 13, Hannah, 
April 20, David, 
May 30, Nathaniel, 
March 13, Daniel, 
July 1 1, Tappe, 
March 13, Elizabeth, 
March 13, Joanna, 
July 24, Conklin, 
June 15, Stephen, 
June 30, Isaac, 
Oct. 22, Silas, 
Sept. 30, Phineas, 
Jan. 27, Mary, 
May 30, Martha, 
Oct. 5, Rebecca, 
March 15, Elizabeth, 
March 7, Susanna, 


750, May 3, Hanna, 

750, June 24, Margaret, 

751, Feb. 3, Epentus, 
Jan. 26, Jonah, 
June 14, William, 
Jan. 5. Phebe, 
June 1 7, Mary, 
May 2, Jonas, 
Aug. S, Piatt, 
Oct. 3, Gilbert, 
March 31, Joel, 
Dec. 4, Josiah, 
Sept. 1 3, Anne, 
April 1 2, Mary, 
Sept. 2, Mary, 
Sept. 2, Sarah, 
Sept. 23, Sarah, 
Sept. 7, Hannah, 
Oct. 6th, Ruth, 
July 24, Ebenezer, 
Oct. 26, Seth, 
Oct. 26, David, 
May 9, Elizabeth, 
Nov. 2, Elizabeth, 
Oct. 7, Jubal, 
June 24, Keturah, 

773, July 25, Esther, 
775, April 10, Freelove, 
775, June 16, Moses. 


75 2 








of persons by name of Wickes during Mr. Prime's ministry. 
June 7, Cornelius Hart and Elizabeth Wickes. 
Oct. 24, John Wickes and Jemima Conklin. 

726, Nov. 30, Thomas Conklin and Mary Wickes 




73 2 > 

Jan 23, Silas Wickes and Sarah Roger; 
March 8, Stephen Conklin and Martha Wickes. 
Dec. 27, Elnathan Wickes and Miriam Whitman. 
May 30, Josiah Weeks and Mary Conklin. 
March 26, Eliphalet Wickes and Hannah Piatt. 
June 6, Samuel Smith and Esther Wickes. 



1732, Dec. 8, EHphalet VVickes and Jemima Scudder 
>7o4, April 9, Philip Wickes and Mary Conklin. 
1 734. Oct. 7, William Green and Ruth Wickes. 

173 6 . Oct. 15, Benj. Cornish and Anne Wickes. 

1737, March 29, Jonathan Wickes and Elizabeth Gates. 
173S. May 24, Jacob Miller and Susanna Wickes. 
173S, Dec. 4, Thomas Wickes and Mary Udall. 

1739. Feb. 13, Azariah Wickes and Anne Whitman - 
1 74i, Feb. iS, Nath. Wickes and Jemima Wood. 
1742, Feb. 2, Samuel Wickes and Bethiah VVickes. 

1744. Jan. 25, Timothy Biggs and Mary Wickes. 

1745. Nov. 28, Joseph Gould and Phebe Wickes. 

1749. Nov. 20, Joseph Wickes and Mary Piatt. 

1750. Dec. ii, Daniel Wickes and Rebecca Wood. 

1 75 1» July 24, Samuel Allen and Margaret Wickes. 
1 75i. Oct. 30, Samuel Ackerly and Hannah Wickes. 
1753. April 19, Jonathan Wickes and Anne Nethenvay. 
1753. May 29, Ambrose Wickes and Phgbe Russels. 
I754- April 16, Samuel Hart and Hannah Wickes. 

1755, Feb. 4, Hezekiah Wickes and Lois Jams. 

1756, March 2S, Ezekial Wickes and Sarah Hevelon. 
1756, April 5, Jotham Wickes and Sarah Hughins. 
1757: July 27, Benajiah Wickes and Hannah Conklin. 
1760, Jan. 15, Samuel Ackerly and Elizabeth W r ickes. 

1760, Oct. 27, Samuel Denton and Hannah Wickes. 

1761, Aug. 10, William Lysaght and Jemima Wickes. 
1 761, Oct. 12, Cor. Stretton and Mary Wickes. 

1762, May 13, Thomas Wickes and Sarah Brush. 
1762, Aug. 1 8, Jesse Brown and Mary Wickes. 

1762, Dec. 16, Josiah Wickes, Jr., and Hannah Skidmore. 

1763, April 17, Joseph Tovnsend and Margaret Weekes. 

1763, Aug. 8, Jonathan Wickes and Eliz. Arthur. 

1764, June 17, Timothy Cornish and Mary Wickes. 

1765, Nov. iS, Silas Wickes and Esther Pine. 

1766, Jan. 14, John Close, A. B. and Mary Wickes. 

1767, Feb. 10, Josiah Wickes, Jr., and Mary Conklin. 
1770, April 29, Silas Hand and Sarah Wickes. 
1770. July 15, David Smith and Sarah Wickes. 
1770, Nov. 19, Lemuel Wickes and Anne Carpenter. 


1772, June 4, Philip Skidmore and Margaret Wickes. 

1774, Feb. 10, Isaac Kane and Rose Wickes. 

1775, Jan. 1, "George Wickes and Mary Kellum, 

1778, Jan. 22, Metzer Carver and Phebe Wickes. 

1779, Jan. 12, Jerial Tilden and Eliz. Wickes. 

Marriages by Rev. Mr. Close. 

1776, Dec. 11, John Wickes and Eliz. Tucker. 
1767, March 17, Penn Wickes and Ruth Valentine. 
1767, Sept. 8, Thomas Wickes and Abigail Van Wyck. 


Note. — Rev. Ebenezer Prime was pastor of the Church from 1723 to 1779. Rev. John 
Close as his colleague from 1766 to 1773. D. 1813. 



The burial place at Huntington is the same now as that used by its 
earliest fathers. It is a beautiful, elevated site near the center of t he village, and 
bounded on one side by the main street. During the Revolutionary War the 
Town was occupied by soldiers of Great Britain, under the command of 
Col. Benj. Thompson (Count Rumford). He erected block houses and 
barracks for his troops upon the burying ground. The graves were, many of 
them, leveled, and the tombstones used for building their lire places and ovens. 
The historian who records this, says that he " PI as often heard old men 
testify from the evidence of their own senses, that they had seen the loaves of 
bread drawn out of these ovens, with the reversed inscriptions of the tomb 
stones of their friends on the lower crust." (Prime's History of L. I.) 

This writer visited this twice-consecrated place of the dead Aug. 25, 
1875, and copied the following inscriptions. 

First row. 

Here lieth the body of 

Eliphalet Wickes, Esq., died 

June ye 30 A. D. 

1 761 in the 54th. year of his age. 

Jemima, wife of 

Eliphalet Wickes, Esq. who departed 

this life Nov. 3, 1 776, 

aged 68 years. 

Note. — These four stones evidently mark the burial place of Thomas Vv 7 ickes (3) and 
his sons Thomas Wickes and Eliphalet Wickes of the fourth generation. There is a vacant 
space next to the grave of the elder Thomas Wickes and nearer to the top of the hill where 
possibly are the unmarked graves of Thomas Wickes (2) and his wife and Thomas Wickes (1) 
and his wife. The vacant space is about in the center of the graveyard. 


Here lyes the body of Mr. Thomas Wickes, Jr. 

son of Capt. Thomas Wickes, 

who died Dec. 20. 1 749 

in the 46th. year of his age. 

Here lies buried the body of Capt. Thomas Wickes, 

who departed this life 

Oct. the 24th., A. D. 

1 749, in the 74th. year of his age. 


Another row. 1 

In memory of Bethsheba, wife of 

Capt. Thomas Wickes, 

She died Sept. 9, 1763, 

in the 39th. year of her age. 

In memory of Capt. John Wickes, who 

died June 5, 1 801, in 

the 79th. year of his age. 

In memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Wickes, 

wife of Capt. John Wickes, 
who departed, [stone broken]. 

Here lies the body of 
Hannah Wickes, wife to Eliphalet Wickes, 

who died 1 75 1 , 

in the of age. 

In memory of Ezekiel W 7 icks, who 

died March 26, 1S08, 

age yS years. 

In memory of Sarah relict of Ezekial 
Wicks who died Dec. 7, 1808, age 72. 

Note. — ' Deaths recorded by the Rev. John Close. 

Margaret Wickes wife of to ye late Capt. Thomas Wickes Died Sept. iS, 1767, aged about 
85 years. 

July 7, 1771, Nathaniel, son of John Wickes. 
Jan. 8, 1773, the second wife of Josiah Wickes, Jr. 


Another row. 

In memory of Sarah, 

the wife of Gilbert Wickes, 

who died May 4, 1792, aged 62. 

In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Wicks, 

wife of Gilbert Wicks, Jr. 

who died March 12, 1795, aged 

36 years and 12 days. 

An old tombstone, looking as if it might be the oldest stone in the yard 
has Wickes upon it in full, — all else is obliterated. 

The following inscription was copied by the writer, in Aug. 1875, from a 
well preserved tombstone in Bridgehampton, L. I. It stands in the exact 
middle of a cultivated field without the surroundings of a burial place. 


was layed 

The body of Mr. 

John Wicks, Esq., who died Jan. 

the 16, Anno, 1719 in the 59th. year 

of his age. 

Nothing is known concerning him whose memory is thus perpetuated, 
except by the tradition which is accepted by the people. It is substantialiy 
as follows. That he was a man of property, and had a large amount of land, 
was a great hunter, kept a house of entertainment which was celebrated 
the country around for its good cheer, and was the resort for those from a 
distance who were fond of hunting sports. He was an infidel, and a reviler 
of religious things. He had no sons, but two daughters, who were to inherit 
his property upon the condition that he should not be buried in a churchyard, 
but in the center of the field where his dust now lies. The tradition further 
is that some years after his burial, the daughters, desirous of giving his remains 
a more christian sepulchre, made an attempt to remove them to the 
graveyard. After the excavation for the purpose had progressed to a few feet 
in depth, myriads of ants appeared which so riddled the earth that, as it was 
removed, it immediately fell from the sides and filled in again, by the action 
of the insects. Those engaged in the excavation, after a struggle to succeed 
in their work, were compelled to abandon it. Mythical as the story is, it 



illustrates the readiness of the popular mind to accept the fact that somehow 
the devil takes care of its own. 

The inscription reveals that he was born in 1661. He was therefore 
contemporary with Thomas and John YYickes, grantees of Huntington, by 
Fletcher's Patent of 1694. There is nothing in our record which forbids the 
possibility of his being the latter named John. We think the probabilities 
are against the supposition, as John, the justice, was in Huntington and took 
acknowledgments as late as 1 730. 



memory of Thomas YYickes 1 

who departed this life 

Nov. 30, 1 819, 

in the 75th year of his age. 



memory of Abigail, 

wife of 

Thomas Wickes, 

who died March 15, 18 16, 

aged 68 years. 

memory of Maria Wickes 

wife of 

Thomas S. Wickes, 

who departed this life April 9, 1S21, 

aged 22 years, and 4 months. 

For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep 
that which I have committed unto him against that day. — 11 Tim, 1-12. 

Martha Wickes, 

wife of 
Eliphalet Wickes 

died May 7, 1S21 
aged 57 years, and 9 months. 

Van Wyck Wickes 
born April 29, 1 779 
died June 13, 1865. 

In memory of 

Henry Walter 

son of 

Harriet and Henry Punnett 

who departed this life 

Sept. 20, 1831, aged 14 months. 


wife of 

Van Wyck Wickes, born 

Dec. 15, 17S9, died May 24, 1864. 

Entered into Rest. 

Note: — ' He was born Aug. 10, 1744. 



In memory 

of Harriet, daughter 


VahWyck and Eliza Wickes, 

who departed this life, 
Sept. 30, 1S31, aged 2 years. 

Elizabeth H., daughter 


Van Wyck and Eliza Wickes, 

died at Troy 

Aug. 13, 1 85 1, aged 26. 

Van Wyck, son 


Van Wyck and Eliza Wickes 

died Oct. 8, 1828, 

aged 16 months. 

(Copied June 20, 1881.) 

In memory 


Lucius T. Rossiter 

born Oct. 2, 1809 

died Aug. 24, 1S79. 


daughter of 

L. T. and Mary W. Rossiter, 

died Jan. 7, 1856, 
aged 2 years and 3 months. 

Marv Wickes 

daughter of 

L. T. and Mary W. Rossiter, 

died Feb. 13, 1852, 

aged 2 years, 9 months, 15 days. 

Arthur Lawrence 

son of 

L. T. and Mary W. Rossiter 

died Aug. 11. 1858, 
aged 9 months and 2 days. 

Here lies the body 

of Stephen Herriman, 

who deceased July the 3, 

Anno dom. 1770 in ye 41 year 

of his age. 

As fleeting shadows pass in haste 
On evening sun's decline 
So all the glory mortals have 
Will shortly be as mine. 

Here lies the body of 

Mrs. Martha, wife of Mr. Stephen 

Herriman, who afterwards married 

Mr. John Smith, and died Jan. 7, 1 788, 

in the 57th. year 01 her age. 

Children weep not for me 
For all your tears are vain 
Think only on the Lord 
That we shall meet again. 



In memory of 

Elizabeth Herriman, 1 

died Dec. 29, 1S47, 

aged 87 years, 11 months and 

26 days. 

In memory 

of Sarah Smith, 8 who died Feb. 18, 

1857 in the 95th. year of her age. 

Margaret Herriman 


March 6, 1796 

March 27, 1851. 

Memory of Stephen Herriman, Jr. 

who died May 26, 1792, aged 35 

years, and 1 9 days. 

Come hither all ye tender souls 

who know 
The heights of fondness and. 

the depths of woe, 
All conquering death by his 

resistless power, 
Has snatched a youth in an 

untimely hour. 

Farewell vain world, I've had enough 

of thee, 
And now am careful of what thou 

sayest of me, 
Thy smiles I could not, nor thy 

frowns I fear, 
My days are past, my head lies quiet 


In memory of 

James Herriman, 3 who 

departed this life Oct. 6, 1801, 

in his 40th year. 

Magdalene Herriman 5 

was born Nov. 27, 1769, 

died Nov. 19, 1841. 


John He/fiman* 
born July 30, 1797, 
died July 25, 1835. 

Note: — 'The widow of Stephen Herriman, Jr. 
J A sister of Mrs. Eliz. Herriman ; she was unmarried. 
' Son of Stephen (2). 

4 His widow, Mary Ann Bryer, died March 29, 1873, aged 73- Her monument is near 
her husband's. 

' Wife of Tames. 



John Yates Cebra, 
born April 8, i 786, 
died Sept. 14, 1855. 

Mary Herriman Cebra, 

wife of John Yates Cebra, 

born Feb. 27, 1 786, 

died May S, 1S55. 

God is love and doeth all things well. 


wife of 

Benjamin Wright, and 

daughter of James and 

Magdalene Herriman, 

born Oct. 29, 1 789, 

died Oct. 15, 1853. 

The following are in one enclosure at Jamaica Graveyard ; enclosed by 
an iron fence erected by Nehemiah Denton, of Gowanas, Brooklyn. 

In memory 


Janet (2) wife of Nehemiah Denton, 

died Dec. 8, 1862, aged 65 years. 

Nehemiah Denton, 

died Dec. 27, 1844, aged 

71 years, 9 months and 24 



(1) wife of Nehemiah Denton, 

died Sept. 2, 1799, aged 

24 years. No issue. 

Mary, wife of Samuel D. 
Wilkins, and daughter of 
Nehemiah Denton, died April 9, 
1833. 35 years. 1 

Eliza, daughter of 

Elizabeth and Nehemiah Denton 

died Sept. 28, 1800, aged 9 months. 

Note : — 'Issue of first marriage. 




Eliza M. Allen 
widow of the late 
doct. Aldis Allen 

daughter of 
Eliphalet Wickes 

Died Sept. 9th, 

aged 34 years, 

7 mos. 

and 4 days. 

Eliphalet Wickes 

born in 
Huntington, L.I. 

April 1 , 1 769 

Died in this City 

June 7, 1850 

in the S2d year 

of his age 


wife of 

Henry Punnett 

and daughter of 

Eliphalet Wickes 


May 14, 1856 

aged 28 years 

and 1 1 months. 


wife of 

Henry Punnett 

Died Jan. 9th, 


Aged 2S rears 


4 months 

Henry Sylvanus 

Cordelia P. 

son of 

daughter of 


Thomas S. and Julia 

Thomas S. and Julia 

daughter of Henry 



and Harriet Wickes 

Died at Albany 

Died in Ballston 


Dec. 27, 1827 

Dec. 16, 1845 

Died Aug. 27, 1S31 

aged 2 years and 

aged 1 1 years 

aged 11 mos. 13 days 

2 mos. 

and 8 mos. 

This lot is in the name of "Eliphalet W T . Blatchford." The lot was 
selected and purchased by me, and the remains removed from the old cemetery 
in Troy, and here interred in 1896. 





Rev. Thomas Wickes, D. D. 

Nov. 10, 1870 


56 years 

Asleep in Jesus. 

Mary Antoinette 

wife of 

Rev. Thomas Wickes 

Pastor of the 

First Congregational 

Church of Marietta 


May 30 1S4S 

aged 31 years 

Erected by the ladies of the 
1 st Congregational Church of Marietta 


Daughter of 

Thomas & M. A. 


Died Sept. 18 1S51 

Aged 7 years 




Harriet Wickes 

Presented by her father Thomas Wickes 

January i 2th 1S02 

The record is written in one hand, all but Hannah's death. The record 
of the death of Thomas' and Abigail Wickes is in my father's handwriting. 
The handwriting of the record, and the presentation as above, seems to be 
the same. H. W. B. 


Scudder was born September 9th, 1767. 
Eliphalet was born April 1st, 1769. 
Francis was born October 25th, 1770. 
Van Wyck was born March 4th, 1773. 
Thomas was born March 25th, 1775. 
Francis was born March 30th, 1777. 
Van Wyck was born April 29th, 1779. 
Hannah was born December 5th, 1781. 
Thomas was born March 19th, 1784. 
Scudder was born May 27th, 1786. 
Harriet was born May 25th, 1 7S9. 

Scudder the elder died September 28th, 1776. 
Francis the elder died September 30th, 1776. 
Van Wyck the elder died October 2nd, 1776. 
Francis the younger died February 6th, 1778. 
Thomas the elder died August 14th, 1779. 
Scudder the younger died August 26th, 1787. 
Thomas the younger died October 12th, 1801 
Hannah died March 8th, 1816. (in pencil). 

Thomas Wickes Sr. 

was born 
August 2 1 st, 1744. 

Abigail Wickes 
was born Sept., 1 748. 

Abigail Wickes died 
15 March, 1816. 

Thomas Wickes died 
30 November, 1819. 

(in pencil) 
at Norwalk, Conn. 




Thomas Wickes (4) son of Eliphalet (1) and Jemima Scudder, born in 
Huntington, L. I., 1 744, married Sarah Brush. She died in a year after their 
marriage without living issue. He married (2) Abigail, daughter of Barent 
VanWyck, of Oyster Bay. He inherited the real estate of his father, which he 
occupied till the war of 1776. He was in that year 52 years of age. and had 
acquired position and influence in the large County of Suffolk, which 
embraced as it does now, the eastern portion of the Island. At the breaking- 
out of the Revolutionary War, he took an active and decided part in opposing 
the oppressive measures of the British Parliament. He was elected chairman 
of the committee of Safety for the Town of Huntington. His acquaintance 
with the people, his stoutness of purpose, and his devotion to promoting the 
rising liberties of his country were efficient in advancing the growth and 
steadfastness of the patriot party. His efforts were not confined to his own 
county, but were exercised for the cause of liberty throughout the island. He 
held the office of Chairman of the Committee of Safety till after the British 
had obtained possession of Long Island. He was in the company of General 
Woodhull, as captain of the 5th Company of Col. Smith's Regiment, in 
Jamaica just before the attack upon them by the light-horse of Col. De Lancy, 
by whom they were cut to pieces. Mr. Wickes urged Woodhull to leave 
Jamaica, as the enemy was in large numbers west of him, and rapidly 
advancing. He made efforts to show r him the imprudence of exposing 
himself and his few men to certain destruction. The General replied that he 
had been ordered to the post by the convention at White Plains, and that he 
felt it to be his duty to remain till ordered to leave. Mr. Wickes finding his 
persuasions to withdraw ineffectual, resolved to remain with him and abide 
the result. The General urged that it was not his place, that he was needed 
in Suffolk County and must leave him, and look to the welfare of the 


common cause and the safety of the people on the eastern end of the Island. 
Mr. Wickes accordingly left him about two hours before the attack upon 
the patriot band, and its tragic result. 

Soon after this, abandoning all hope of doing anything for the cause of 
liberty by remaining on the island, and resolved not to accept the protection 
proffered by Lord Howe, by taking the oath of allegiance to the British 
Crown, he determined to abandon his estate and give himself to the service of 
his country. With his family and two wagon loads of moveables, and very 
little ready money, he embarked upon a boat in Huntington Bay just ready 
to cross the Sound to Norwalk, Conn., where a detachment of American 
troops was stationed, having abandoned all else that he possessed. He 
found himself within a few hours at Norwalk, with his wife and five young 
children, early in September 1776. (The Battle of Long Island was fought 
on the 27th. of Aug.) 

The dysentery was prevalent in Norwalk in a mortal form among the 
soldiers and people when the family of our devoted patriot landed among 
them. His family were all affected by the disease. Three of his children fell 
victims to it within four days, and were buried in one grave, aged respectively 
9, 5 and 3 years. His own life was in great jeopardy. 

He soon removed from Norwalk to the headquarters of the American 
Army at Fishkill. He immediately entered the service in the Quarter- 
master's department, with a rank of major. Here he remained throughout 
the war and until the troops were formally disbanded in 17S3. His wife and 
two remaining children (one of whom died soon after their arrival at Fishkill) 
exchanged their comfortable home in Huntington for the Barracks, where 
she boarded the soldiers till their final dispersion to their free homes in 1 7S3. 

*The writer remembers his patriotic grandmother as she looked in 1S16, 
a short time before her death. Though he was but three years old, she was 
photographed on his memory. With vivid distinctness he recalls her tall, 
erect, symmetrical figure, her delicate, expressive features, her head dressed in a 
close fitting (Quaker) cambric cap, a white kerchief around her neck laid in 
folds clown the open front of her dress to the waist. Though her form and 

*Note:— By S. Wickes, Aug. 8, 1SS1. 

I had an interview a few days since with an aged lady whom I had not known before, 
Mrs. Van Wyck, widow of Joshua Van Wyck, of Long Island. She is a daughter of 
Whitehead Hewlett, deceased, who lived when she was young across the Bay and opposite 
Little Neck. She remarked to me that she well remembered my Grandmother Wickes, that 
she used to cross the Bay frequently when she was a girl, to visit Miss Harriet, and to 


height were different, her features and form of faee have been remembered by 
him as like those of her grand-daughter, Frances, daughter of Eliphalet ( :). 

Three children were born in the Barracks, viz : Frances, who died at 10 
months, VanWyck and Hannah. The two latter with Eliphalet, returned 
with their parents to their old home in Huntington. 

Major Wickes was a member of the State Legislature from the for- 
mation of the State government in i 776, to the close of the war. As elections 
could not be held- on Long Island, and in the southern counties 
occupied by the enemy, representatives were appointed by special ordinance. 
They were called ordinance members. His acquaintance with the people 
of Long Island and their confidence in him made him a valuable aid 10 
Washington and Governor Clinton, with each of whom he maintained 
confidential relations. He was frequently sent to Long Island to obtain 
such information as might be of service. He crossed the Sound from 
Norwalk at night, remained in concealment during the day, and at night 
visited those whom he knew to be the friends of the patriot cause. When the 
fact was made known to his co-patriots, that "Wickes" was there, they 
collected from many miles around, at night to see him and confer with him. 
During one of these visits, being desirous of learning of some of his wife's 
relations, all of whom were tories, he went one bright moonlight night to his 
own house in Huntington. His property after he left it had been taken 
possession of by his wife's brother, who was in the British service as captain of 
the King's Militia, who occupied it and appropriated all its emoluments 
during all the years of the war. Major Wickes was on horse back. Fie rode 
to the door and knocked upon it with the butt of his pistol. His brother-in- 
law appeared at the window and enquired who was there. Wickes replied 
and asked him to call up the family and come to the door. They 
did so, when he withdrew to a convenient distance and held a conversation 
with them. He was earnestly urged to dismount and spend the night with 
them, but not willing to risk his personal liberty, he declined their invitation. 

"Hear her play on the piano", a rare instrument at the time. "Did you read my description 
of my grandmother as I remember her when I was three years old ?•" "Yes, and it exactly 
describes her. It is just as I remember her. She was a woman of great decision and self 
reliance and of great influence over her family." 

I did not feel at liberty to ask Mrs. Van Wyck her age, but I was satisfied that this 
testimony was authentic, when she said, "I knew your father. I was at the Neck one Sunday 
morning when your father drove from the house with his pair of bay ponies, before a little 
green wagon, and Miss Harriet and I laughingly joked him, as we knew that he was going to 
see his girl at Jamaica." 


After a short interview in which he made such inquiries as he desired, he 

It is worthy of remark here that in the Presidential canvass for the 
second term of Jackson's Administration, the writer of this was living in New 
York, when a Democratic mass meeting was held in the park. A son of a 
(tory) brother of this British Captain was the Chairman of the meeting. One 
of the resolutions adopted at the same, boasted of their fathers who had 
fought and bled for their Country's cause, and gloried in being the sons of such 
patriot sires. 

Wickes was also commissioned during these visits to Long Island by 
Governor Clinton to borrow money for the use of the Government, which he 
obtained to a very considerable amount* 

At the close of the War our patriot ancestor returned to his estate in 
Huntington with his family. It was much run down, its stock greatly 
reduced and its attractions gone. He sold it and removed to a farm which 
he owned at Huntington South (now Babylon). He received from 
Governor Clinton, the appointment of High Sheriff of Suffolk County, being 
the first incumbent of the office in that County after the War. He held the 
appointment for eight years with an intermission of four years. During this 
term he held a high place in the esteem and confidence of the people. 

He retired from public life in 1795, when he sold his property in 
Babylon and purchased Little Neck, a tract of three hundred acres in the 
Township of Flushing. Here he remained till 1813, when he sold this 
valuable property and removed to Jamaica where he lived till his death in 
1 819. Fie left an estate of $40,000. 

He made a profession of his faith in Christ in the later years of his life, 
and died in the peace of the Gospel. His remains with those of his faithful 
wife, who had three years preceeded him, repose in the old burial place at 

(Newspaper Notice). 

"Another Revolutionary patriot gone. Died at Jamaica, Nov. 30, 1819, 
Major Thomas Wickes, aged 80." 

*Note. — Journals of the Provincial Congress, Vol. 1, page 471; Vol. 2, pages 141 and 




Hunting-ton, Jan. 12, 1776. 
Sir: — We are to inform you we received the powder sent over here by 
Col. Drake, hut Mr. Smith has not yet come or sent for it. As there is a 
number of commissions wanting, please to convey them to us by the bearer 
Mr. Piatt or some other safe hand, viz: John Buffet, Capt; Isaac Thompson, 
First Lieutenant, Joseph Ketchem, Ensign, for the fourth Company, Piatt 
Veal, Capt; Mitchel Ilealt, First Lieutenant; Isaac Dennis, Second Lieuten- 
ant; Jacob Conklin Ensign, for the fifth Company, all of the 1st Regiment. 
We are sir, your humble servant, 


To Pierre VanCortland, Esq., 


(Journal Pro. Congress, Vol. 2, p. 141 & 173.) 

Huntington, April 8, 1776. 
Gent : — 

We have just received intelligence that there is a fleet of thirty sail of 

square rigged vessels been seen off between Cray Neck and Edens Neck and 

we thought it best to send you the earliest intelligence. We shall watch their 

motion, and as soon as we can discover their intention, we shall send you 

further intelligence. We are mustering our militia and shall do the best in 

our power. 

We are Gent, 

Your humble servants, 


P. S. About seven in the evening we received the intelligence. 

June 3, 1776. Philip Youngs, Counterfeiter, was sent in care of Thomas 
Wickes and Eliphalet Brush, and in Nov. 1 776, Thomas Wickes received 
from Congress £4., 16s, for apprehending the counterfeiters of continental 
currency at Cold Spring in the preceeding May. (Vol. 1, p 471). 

After the War (1783), Rev. John Close, brother-in-law of Thomas Wickes, 
writes to Governor Clinton from Norwalk, Aug. 29: I am on my return 
to Long Island. On the 27 inst. a body of British troops came into 
Huntington headed by Israel Youngs, 250 foot and 30 horse — commanded 



by a Major of the 336th. Regiment, named, I think Danzem. Youngs is 
taking up a number of the inhabitants under pretence that they had robbed 
and injured him and other tories. After Suffolk County had been 
evacuated, some of the tories that were left behind, and had cut off wood on 
Major Wickes' place and were disposing of their property, he demanded 
security, and took some of the goods for that purpose, making an inventory 
and giving it to the President of the Village Justices. A few nights after 
the Huntington men in^ frolic impudently plundered some of their people, 
which greatly enraged them. The principal people in Huntington met and 
inquired into it, and did all in their power to suppress such proceedings. Mr. 
Wickes fears this last affair may be reported as being connected with what he 
did. He would not have taken that step but he supposed Civil Government 
would be established in a few days." 

Major Wickes writes to Governor Clinton, from Huntington, Sept. 23 

"On the 19th of Aug., I was informed that (certain persons named had 
been plowing, sowing, and cutting my wood. These and other tories had 
collected at the Cove armed, so to oppose any who demanded satisfaction for 
the damages they had done. Information was now given that there were two 
noted villains with them, and the committee appointed to take up vagrants 
and disorderly persons got me to go with the inhabitants. I did so, but found 
not the two persons, but some property (of the persons alluded to above). 
I seized and inventoried it in presence of witnesses and deposited it with the 
President of the Justices of the Town. ... I told the men to give me 
security to appear at Court, and they should have their things. 

For the above proceedings the British Governor, Carlton, has ordered 
troops to Huntington, to arrest all those cognizant of the seizure. They put 
several on shipboard to send to New York for trial. Israel Youngs, as 
noted a villain as any on earth, says he was robbed and knocked down, and 
knows the people who did it, but no one believes him. He wants to extort 
money from those he accuses of it. Two are taken up but can prove an 
alibi, and yet they are confined on shipboard. Will you help them ? You 
will have weight with Carlton. Mrs. Wickes' health does not permit me to 
wait on you." 

" Suffolk County, in olden times." A newspaper sketch by Henry 
Onderdonk, Jr. 



The second son of Thomas (4) was seven years of age when in 1776 he 
exchanged the quiet scenes of his native home for a seven years experience in 
the soldier's barracks at Fishkill. That he was a trusty boy and capable of 
assuming responsibilities appears from the fact that his father employed him 
as an express rider from headquarters to various points on the shore of Long 
Island Sound and east of it. He was favored with the confidence of the 
Commander in Chief by bearing on many occasions, important despatches 
from him. 

He related to the writer of this the following incident : His father on a 
certain occasion sent him to Newburg for a purpose. He overtook on the 
road Washington and his suite. With boyish confidence he rode up beside 
the General and entered into conversation with him. The officers in the 
company looked with some surprise at the familiarity of the young stranger 
and the readiness of Washington to encourage it. He heard one ask, 
who that boy was? The General replied, "It is Major Wickcs' son." 
After a short ride in the company of the officers he quickened his speed and 
left them. 

At the taking of Stony Point (July 15, 1779) he was ten years old. He 
bore the news to General Gates at Providence, R. I. We have heard 
him say, alluding to his age on that occasion, that upon reaching a toll gate, 
the keeper refused to pass him. He represented that he was an express rider 
and had no money, but the toil gatherer was inexorable till overcome by his 
tears, when he opened the gate and told him to go, and to tell Generai 
Washington to send an express next time who would not cry. 

His papers secured him relays of horses, and his saddlebags furnished by 
his careful mother with provisions supplemented by the milk obtained from 
the farmers on the road, gave him the necessary supply of food. 

When he reached Providence, he sought the headquarters of Gen. Gates 
and delivered his despatches. The General was so much pleased with the 
news and the age of its bearer that he treated him with much attention, as 
did the officers, who made up for him a purse of $ 130, Continental money. 

At the close of the war he returned with the family to his native home, 
being then 14 years of age. He now gave himself to study, and soon 
entered the law office of Abraham Skinner, Esq., of Jamaica, and at an 
early age was admitted to the practice of his profession in that town. 

He possessed many striking traits of character which made him during 

EUPHALET WICKES. born i 7 6 9 . 


all liis life a man of mark. To a fine intellect and sound judgment was added 
a clear and accurate knowledge of his profession. His widely known 
reputation for unswerving integrity and his love of justice combined to secure 
for him an extensive influence throughout Long Island. It was his custom 
always to use his best efforts to suppress litigation. When applied to for 
counsel and to undertake a suit, it was his habit to obtain if possible a 
conference of the parties to the same, and effect, if it could be done, a 
settlement of the difficulties. It can not be known how far his influence 
contributed to the fact, but it is nevertheless true, that for many years prior to 
his leaving Jamaica and long after he had retired from practice there was 
no lawyer in the place and not enough business to encourage one to settle 

As an advocate he was remarkable for his success. His pleas were 
always short. Seizing upon the strong points of his case he presented them 
with force and clearness. He held on Long Island the cognomen of "the 
honest lawyer." His statements thus had power with a jury. In a suit 
in which he was engaged in Suffolk County when the cause of his client 
was not favorable for success, the jury most unexpectedly rendered a 
verdict in his favor. One of the opposing counsel asked a juryman soon 
after, how it was that the jury could bring in such a verdict, " Why " said he, 
" Mr. Wickes, said so." 

The legal instruments of which he was the author were peculiar. He 
abandoned set forms, and made up a terse, concise, comprehensive instrument 
covering all the ground desired in simple and intelligible language. As he 
would write his checks on his bank on a strip of paper an inch wide when 
blanks were at hand and he was urged to use them, so he preferred his own 
form in legal matters, to any set for him. 

The writer remembers handing to Mr. Lane, a banker, just such a check 
as the one above described. Mr. Lane turned the check in his hands. 
" Why," said he, " Does your uncle write his checks this way when we have 
blanks for the purpose ?" The reply was, " He likes his own forms." 

His love of justice was very remarkable. In all his intercourse with 
others this trait of his character was strikingly manifest. No man ever felt 
more keenly the act of another by which he was deceived or overreached. 
A lover of truth and exact justice himself, he abhorred their opposite in the 
character of another. 

He represented his District in Congress in the earlier years of his life, 
(1805 to ^807, Jefferson's Administration), though he was not devoted to 


politics nor ambitious of political preferment. lie was the first postmaster 
of Jamaica, appointed by Jefferson and held the office through every 
administration till that of Jackson. He was also Master in Chancery. 

It is not the memory of Eliphalet Wickes as an honorable and intellect- 
ual man which affords to his friends their richest legacy. His character as a 
Christian man was uniform and exalted. He professed his faith in Christ 
when he was about 4S_ years of age. A few years thereafter he was ordained 
a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in Jamaica. One of his 
characteristics as a religious man was his interest in sustaining and promoting 
the institutions of religion and Christian beneficence. 

His hand was open to bestow liberally whenever an appropriate call was 
made upon him. He set apart for more than thirty years of his life a certain 
percentage of his income, which was large, to the cause of Jesus Christ. He 
was elected in 1839, a corporate member of the American Board of 
Commissions of Foreign Missions. 

The scholarship bearing his name in Princeton Theological Seminary 
and founded by him about the year 1825, stands a monument of his interest 
in the cause of education. 

The last few months of his life were marked by unusual physical activity 
and mental cheerfulness. Though 81 years of age, his mind was as clear and 
vigorous as it ever had been, and his interest unabated in all matters which 
had heretofore occupied his attention. He always kept in view and 
uniformly acted with reference to the fact that he must soon meet the 
summons to leave the scenes of earth. His business was posted up every 
day and his papers systematically disposed, at all times ready to be left to the 
care of his executor. One week before his death he visited in company with 
others, the proposed route of the Troy and Boston Railroad, 12 miles from 
Troy, an enterprise in which he had become interested. The exertion of that 
day proved too much for him. As an illustration of his uniformity as a 
Christian man, while actively employed in worldly business, it may be noticed 
that on that occasion when the company, which was quite large, had 
assembled for dinner, though a comparative stranger to many of them, he 
addressed himself to them, and craved the privilege of asking God's blessing 
upon their meal. 

Upon his return home he was attacked with a chill, which was followed 
by a slow fever, terminating in a few days in apoplexy, and a peaceful death 
on the 7th of June, 1S50. It had been his prayer to God for many years that 
he might be spared a lingering sickness. His prayer was answered. While 



scaled in his room during- the days of his illness, he remarked to a friend that 
he did not know what might be the result of his sickness, " It may be," said 
he. " that I am now to be called home." " Well," added he, with emphasis, 
" / have a good home to go to? The summons had then gone forth to call 
him to his rest. 

He lived in Jamaica till 1S35, when he removed to Troy, N. Y., where 
he lived till his decease. His mortal remains were laid in Troy. 

Much of the above notice (which was prepared by this writer) was 
printed as an appendix to a sermon entitled " The Christian's nativity and 
death contrasted," by Ebenezer Halley, D. D., Pastor of the Second Street 
Presbyterian Church, Troy, N. Y., 1850. 

From a Troy paper, June 8, 1850. 

" In this City suddenly, last evening, died Eliphalet Wickes, Esq., aged 
82 years. The funeral will be attended Sunday morning at 8 o'clock from' 
the residence of Dr. Blatchford, Fourth Street. 

Mr. Wickes has been in usual health during the past winter and spring. 
On Thursday of last week, he rode out to Schaghticoke to view the 
route of the Troy and Boston Railroad, in which he had become deeply 
interested. He returned in the evening highly gratified, though greatly 
fatigued. The exertion proved too much for him. On Saturday he was 
taken with a severe chill, followed by fever and although very sick was nor 
considered to be in immediate danger, till yesterday noon, when diversion to 
the brain took place and he went into an apoplectic state, in which he 
continued till 8 o'clock, when he died. 

His life had been one of much activity and usefulness. During the War 
of the Revolution he served his country by riding expresses, though only 
ten years of age, from Washington's Headquarters at Fishkill to Boston and 
other points on the eastern shore. After the War he went with his father to 
Long Island, where in the Town of Jamaica, he resided during the most of 
his life, engaged in the practice of law, having represented his District in 
Congress and filled other and important trusts. He removed to Troy in 
1835. He was a warm hearted and benevolent Christian, and had for many 
years contributed largely to the benevolent enterprises of the day. 

He has finished his work at a ripe old age, with his mental powers 
vigorous to the last, and has, no doubt, "gone to the rest which remaineth for 
the people of God." 



VanWyck Wickes, the fifth son of Thomas (4), who was for the most 
of his life contemporary with his brother Eliphalet, was born in the Fishkill 
Barracks during the Revolutionary War. He returned to Long Island with 
his father's family in 1783, being then in his fifth year, and remained with his 
father until he went to Jamaica to receive his education at the Academy 
there. After that he went to New York to fit himself for mercantile life. 
He remained there for several years, during a part of which time he was in 
business on his own account. Fie preferred, however, a life in the country, 
and returned to his father's beautiful estate on Little Neck, where he resided 
until 1813, when he purchased in Jamaica the homestead estate of Stephen 
Herri man on the corner of Academy lane from Eliphalet Wickes, Othniel 
Smith and Elizabeth Herriman executors of the Herriman estate. The 
consideration was 85.500 for the 20 acres and two plots of woodland, 10 
and 5 acres respectively. He was married Sept. 19, 181 1, and after living a 
little over a year at the Neck moved to this house in Jamaica before 
Stephen's birth that Mrs. Wickes might be with her mother when that event 
occurred. He went to New York in 1S16 to enter the ship chandlery 
business with James Foster, but returned to Jamaica the following spring. 

He sold the 20 acres in 1835 to Henry Wilkes of New York, for 
$iS,ooo, and bought the old place of his brother Eliphalet, then owned by 
Henry Punnett, containing about fourteen acres. He bought it early enough 
in that year to make the garden and cultivate the land for crops. His 
purchase was made of Henry Punnett, who after selling his valuable property 
in Newtown, had bought the house in Jamaica of Eliphalet Wickes. Mr. 
Punnett removed to Troy after making this sale to VanWyck. Prior to all 
this VanWyck had determined to erect a new house on his property on the 
corner of Academy lane occupying the site of the old house there, and on 
the west line of his garden. He purchased the lumber for the same a year or 
more before he proposed to commence building that it might be thoroughly 
seasoned. By some pages of accounts in his " Journal " book I have, I find 
that he began to charge sundry persons for lumber in March 25, 1835. He 
had then doubtless sold his property and changed his plans. His entries 
for lumber sold continued to be made throughout the year 1S35. The last 
was made Jan. 7, 1836. Van Wyck's residence in his new house was short, 
as in the fall of 1836 he removed to Troy. The auction for the sale of 











VAN WVCK W1CK.F.S, born 1779. 


|»is effects was held October 25, 1S36, and the succeeding month found him in 

Here he lived for a short time in a hired house in Third Street, then 
bought a brick house No. 27 River Street, south side, where he lived until 
after his daughter Elizabeth's death. 

He professed his faith in Christ, in the Church in Jamaica in or about 
1S17, and was ever after, distinguished for earnest and consistent piety. 

He was fond of reading and made himself familiar with the historv of his 
own and foreign nations, fie thus kept himself abreast of the events of his 
time, at home and abroad. That he valued education is illustrated by the fact 
that he sent five of his sons to college, four of whom became professional 
men. Three entered the ministry and one, the writer of this, the medical 
profession. He was for many years a trustee of Union Hall Academy and 
zealous in promoting its welfare. Very courteous in his manners, of good 
conversational powers, and of great amiability of character, he made his home 
memorable to his children and friends. 

He was retiring in his habits and had no disposition to engage in the 
more stirring duties of life. He was notwithstanding, prominent in Oueens 
County, as a valuable citizen and was active in the promotion of enterprises 
designed to advance the moral and religious interests of the community. 

At his pastor's donations his load of wood would be good hard hickory 
from Success Woods. He was one of Dr. Nettleton's right hand men in the 
wonderful revival of 1826 and was also prominent in the early temperance 
movements, and for many years was Treasurer of the Long Island Bible 
Society. In Troy he was not as prominent in the Church, though there, as 
well as in Jamaica, he was urged to become an elder, but always declined. 
He was an earnest Anti-Jackson man and Whig but uniformly refused to 
assume political office though often solicited so to do. He preferred the 
quiet of a retired citizen, to the cares and anxieties of public life. He served 
as a Captain for six months in the War of 1S12 (Sept. 18 14, was in camp in 
Fort Green. Annual message of Governor Tompkins, 1S14). He retained 
his commission at the close of the War, and was from time to time advanced 
through every grade until he attained the rank of Major General of the 
division which embraced the territory of Oueens County and Suffolk County. 

He removed from Troy in 1S51 and soon thereafter with the wife of his 
old age, made his home with his oldest son in Orange, New Jersey, where he 
died full of years and in the Christian hope, June 13, 1S65. 


His remains and those of his aged partner, who died one year before 
repose in the graveyard at Jamaica, with those of the earlier generations of 
each of them. 

He was borne to his grave and laid in his last resting place by the 
loving hands of his six sons, all in the maturity of their manhood, in whose 
memories his steadfast paternal love had been cherished, and whose lives 
had been moulded by his pious teachings and godly example. 



" Did you ever know the circumstances connected with Dr. Blatchford's 
marriage to Aunt Harriet. Grandpa Wickes and she were living in their 
house in Jamaica on the corner, which you doubtless know. When the Dr. 
went to Jamaica in 1818, he took a room in the house with Grandpa, back 
room, second story (I remember its mystical paraphernalia well) and boarded in 
the family. He was engaged to be married when he came to Jamaica, to a Miss 
Beekman, daughter of a wealthy man in New York, who was opposed to the 
choice his daughter had made because he was a poor young Doctor. After a 
persistent pressing of his suit, the arrangements were finally made for the 
wedding, the day was appointed, and Aunt Harriet had made a wedding cake, 
among other appointments to receive the newly married pair. The Dr. left 
on the day appointed for the nuptials, and found to his dismay when he 
visited his expected bride that she had been persuaded to change her mind 
The Dr. returned to Jamaica alone and forlorn, but he improvised a remedy 
He offered himself immediately to Aunt Harriet. She had known enough of 
him to save any loss of time, accepted him and on the next day the wedding 
cake she had made for a stranger, graced her own nuptials. The Dr. wrote a 
long- piece of poetry, a man of riches refusing the hand of his daughter to a 
worthy suitor because he was poor. It was funny, sharp and very telling. 
He published it in a New York paper, and had the satisfaction of seeing it 
widely copied in other papers. They were married Feb. 3, 18 19. Grandpa 
died nine months after, Nov. 30, of the same year. During the last few 
weeks of his illness Dr. Blatchford and his wife slept in a trundle bed 
in his room to minister to his infirmities. It was a very happy marriage 
union for both of them. It is worthy of note that this Blatchford alliance 
changed the destiny of the families of Uncle Wickes and Father, and that of 
their posterity. No events are small and unimportant, for they are all a part 
of the divine plan." 


"Grandma Herriman lived with Father for several years. I remember it 
well (so do I, Henry). When she left there she took rooms at James 
Hcrriman's, spending a considerable time in New York, and also at Uncle 
Denton's. After the death of Aunt Suydam, she and Aunt Sally went to 
Skidmore Smith's, their nephew, a son of their sister, Aunt Polly, who owned 
the place on the hill, and left it to her sons, Skidmore and Benjamin. The 
former was an inefficient and unsuccessful man, the latter was a successful 
and wealthy merchant, a partner of Uncle Denton. Benjamin supported 
his brother's family, so far as it was necessarv, during his life. He died in 
i!S;,4, leaving his wife and children rich. Grandma and the sisters above 
noted and Uncle Isaac, who lived and died at Hamburg Landing on North 
River (father of Ephriam) were children of a first marriage of their mother 
to a Smith. Uncle Denton and Aunt Wilkins were the issue of a second 
marriage to a Denton." 

" Father was four years old at the close of the Revolutionary War, and 
about 16 when his father went to Little Neck. His boyhood was passed in 
Huntington, South, where the Saw Mill doubtless was. He went to New 
York as a clerk in a dry goods store, and was there till he was over 21, being 
for a short time in business for himself, in dry goods, I think. He then went 
to Little Neck working the farm till his marriage, Sept. 181 1, remaining there 
after his marriage till his father came to Jamaica, mother going to her 
mother's to be confined there with her first born, probably in the room where 
she herself was born. 

,; About three years since, I was introduced to an aged lady named Van 
W yck, daughter of a Hewlett. She expressed great pleasure in meeting me, 
said ' I knew your father when he lived at Little Neck and I lived across the 
Bay. I used to visit Miss Harriet, to hear her play the piano. I was there 
one Sunday morning when he drove up to the door in his little green wagon 
and pair of ponies, and we laughed at him as he was going off to see his girl' 
I (Stephen) well remember that green wagon. It must have been sold to 
Mr. VanZant with the place as I many times saw him drive it through 
Jamaica to and from New York." 

"Grandfather Herriman, died in 1792, aged 35. Grandma was then 
years of age. 

" I do not know how long before Grandpa Herriman's death he had lived 
m that house. I have an impression prompted by little items within my 
'^•collection that it was the Smith homestead and that our great grand- 
parents of that name lived there. I have not succeeded in getting the 


first name of grandmother's father. The homestead was very old when I 
first remember it, and must have been built before the middle of the last 
Century. While I am now writing, it seems to me that I never sought for the 
marriages and baptisms of the Jamaica Church records. They may be still 
preserved. I w T ill try and find out." 

" I remember when Father came back to the Jamaica place after his 
residence in New York in 1817. There was no orchard upon it then nor on 
either side of the lane. The old house on the corner was there with its open 
garden and was built, as I believe, early in the last Century, that is to say 
before 1750. When Father bought it, the barn stood quite near the house. 
I remember its removal to where we all now locate it in our memories. I 
have said above that the house was old when Father bought it. I was a 
small boy when improvements were made in it and painters were employed to 
paint the exterior. While they were engaged in the work, I heard one say to 
the other, " painting this house is like painting the bark of an old tree." The 
shingles had become so rough from their long exposure to the weather." 

The following extract from the New York Evangelist was written 
about 1880, by Rev. Chas. E. Furman, D.D., of Rochester, N. Y.: 

In the center of the village of Jamaica, L. I., in the middle of the street, 
the roads running round it, stood an old octagonal church. Seventy years 
ago Rev. Mr. Fatoute, grandfather of James Flackett the tragedian, was its 
pastor. In 1810 or '12 I knew a Mr. Lamberson, a merchant of that village 
from his youth. In the latter's early days Whitefield came to Jamaica to 
preach. There was an orchard not far from where the old church stood, that 
belonged (how long before or how long afterwards, I can't say) to Col. Van 
Wyck Wickes, and when Mr. Whitefield came there he preached in this 
orchard, as there was no room in the place large enough to hold the 
thousands who came to hear him. Among his hearers was this Mr. 
Lamberson. Then a youth, he climbed up in an apple-tree to listen to the 
wonderful preacher. Mr. Whitefield spoke of Zaccheus, who climbed up into 
a sycamore tree to hear the Saviour, who said to him " Zaccheus, come down, 
for salvation is come to thy house," and fixing his eye on and pointing his 
hand to young Lamberson, Mr. Whitefield said "I think I see Zaccheus in 
the tree above me, why not make haste and come down, and receive salvation 
at the hands of the Savior ? " 

The appeal was impressive, doubtless, upon the minds of the multitude, 
but on young Lamberson it was effectual. He went to his home, established 
his family altar, made a profession of his faith in the Saviour, and ever lived, 


till the day I knew him, when he was very old, a very consistent, honest 
Christian, full of days-and full of riches. 

The orchard still remained, and was the play ground of the sons of Col. 
Wickes, John and Henry, so well known in this community, ministers in 
turn, of the church in Brighton." 

Extracts from other letters of Stephen Wickes to Henry, referring to the 
above clipping : 

"The church in Jamaica was in the midst of the Main street of the 
village directly opposite to a lane running south from the street known as 
" Meeting House Lane." When the Academy (Union Hall) was built upon 
it, on property purchased of Silas Roe, the owners on each side of the lane 
gave each ten or twelve feet, the length of one section of a post and rail fence, 
Roe on the west and father on the east side. Those twenty feet made the width 
it now is. It was then called " Meeting House Lane" and "Academy Lane" 
indiscriminately. In a few years the latter name was established. In the 
days of 1S36, when streets were opened by speculators in building lots, it was 
elevated to the title of Academy Street, which it now retains. 

The old building was not octagonal. It was square, built of stone, 1699. 
It stood one hundred and fourteen years, and was taken down in 1S13. 

The " Mr. Lamberson," must have been David Lamberson, the father of 
Judge L. who died in 1842, aged 64, one year older than Father. Both 
father and the Judge were born after Whitfield's death in 1770. Whitfield 
visited Jamaica in 1740 and again in 1764. McDonald in his history says, 
" he preached in the open air, standing, it is said, under an apple tree not far 
from the spot on which Union Hall Academy is now located." 

I heard Grandma Herriman say a number of times that she was a girl 
when W T hitfield preached in the open air and that she heard him, that he 
stood under a tree in the field east of Father's house (where the old pear tree 
was). This was indeed not far from the site of the Academy, but not near 
enough to make a point of it. I was interested in the fact and more than 
once talked with Grandma about it. My recollections of her statements are 
very definite. She had no impressions of the sermon. She remembered that 
he had a loud voice, flowing hair and much action as a speaker. She was 
about 7 years of age in 1 764. 

Judge Lamberson's father was a trustee of the church in 1791. Suppos- 
ing him to have been 45 years old when elected a trustee, he was 18 years old 
in 1764. I think I remember his death, but not his appearance. He was 


called old Mr. Lamberson. The fact of his going home from the preaching 
and "establishing- bis family altar," does not correspond with his beincr \ 
"youth," nor is it consistent with what must have been his age, when he was 
converted by Whitfield's preaching. 

The story as related by his sister has its origin in a fact, but like most 
traditions is rather mixed." 


Engaged in Missionary work, 1 Si 9-22. 

Ordained Evangelist by President, New York, Sept. 9, 1822. 

Stated Supply West Farms, 1823-24. 

Stated Supply Greenbush, N. Y., 1825-31. 

Stated Supply Sand Lake, N. Y., 1831-36. 

The eldest child and only son of Eliphalet (2) after a preliminary course 
of study in the Academy at Jamaica, entered Yale College, where he 
graduated in 1S14. He then entered the Divinity School at Princeton, being 
among its earliest students. After a full theological course, he was licensed 
to preach the Gospel. His health had now become enfeebled and fearing 
the development of lung disease, he adopted a measure for its restoration, 
which in that day had become very popular, a long journey on horse back 
from Long Island into Yirginia. He was also engaged for a short time in 
teaching in the Academy at Jamaica. His first ministerial work was as a supply 
for some months at West Farms, N. Y. He was next in the same relations 
at Greenbush, Renesselaer County and subsequently at Sand Lake, of the 
same County. He was a man of earnest piety and very desirous of preaching 
the Gospel, for which by his early training and intellectual endowments he 
was well fitted. His health however, was inadequate. A chronic weakness of 
his throat and vocal organs forbade the use of his voice in public speaking. 
He finally abandoned it and purchasing a property in Ballston, N. Y., 
retired to a quiet life in 1839. He remained there till 1 851, when he migrated 
to Poughkeepsie, where he passed the remainder of his days, ad caelum 
migrans, 1876 ae. 81. 


Rev. Thomas S . Wickes. 

In the death of this gentleman, Poughkeepsie has lost one of its best and 
most honored citizens, a just and upright man, fearing God and keeping his 
commandments. Philanthropic and benevolent, his charities were many and 
without ostentation, while his piety was simple, warm, affectionate and 
constant. Intelligent in his convictions, he accepted and held to the policy of 
his Church with a strong and unwavering trust, but with great catholicity of 
feeling to all. 

With a thorough classical and theological education he was qualified for 
any position to which the Church might call him, were it not for his marked 
modesty and delicate health. Safe in counsel, firm in friendship, he was held 
in universal respect. Amiable and loveable from disposition an unusual grace 
came upon him as the years passed, so that one felt that he walked with God. 
A prominent trait of his character was his integrity of purpose. He was just 
and true in all his actions, the very soul of honor, incapable of a mean thing. 
Domestic in his habits, he made his family the center of his joys and tiie 
recipients of his affections. Reverent and grave in the temper of his mind, he- 
had the rare gift of gravity without moroseness, and dignity without repulsion. 
The children loved him and were tenderly drawn to him by his considerate 
kindness. The one pervasive thing of his character was his goodness, and 
out of this came the sweetest blossomings and the richest fruitage." 

(Poughkeepsie paper.) 

Died in Poughkeepsie on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 30, 1876) from acute 
Pneumonia, Rev. Thomas S. Wickes, in the 82nd. year of his age. . . He 
was a man of generous culture and pre-eminent for the purity of his life, a 
constant and large contributor to the charities of the church, and always 
ready with heart and hand to relieve the suffering and the poor. His love 
for the Lord Jesus was tender and strong, while his religious convictions 
were clear and firmly held. Among his friends his presence was ever a delight 
from his quiet humor and affectionate disposition. He was widely known 
and universally respected and beloved. 


It has been our pleasure long- to know and esteem this beloved and 
venerable servant of God, — The meekness and quiet beauty of his Godly life 
his consistent walk and conversation through years of patient work, waiting 
on the Lord's will, his right use of the means and opportunities of usefulness 
that were given him, always revealed to us in him a friend of God and of his 
fellow men. In his household what a father and husband should be, in 
society what a gentleman and christian may be, and in the Church a model 
of a living saint, he illustrated while he lived, and so has left a memory 
precious in the memories of all who knew him. 

(Editors. New York Observer.) 


Thomas, the second son of Van Wyck, as a boy was studious and 
exemplary, and as devoted to youthful sports as he was to school duties. He 
was the best base ball player, and the surest shot at maibles of any among his 
fellows. It was the custom with the boys to play at the latter game "for fair" 
and "for fun," in the former case winning the marbles played for. At this 
game he accumulated the little treasures by the hundreds, the size of his 
marble bags increasing with his accumulating riches. Just here his moral 
courage was brought to its first test. He was led to reflect that it was not right 

too o 

to thus win and take possession of the property of others. When his mind 
was made up he notified the boys that he did not think it was right to play 
"for fair," and that he would do it no longer. His decision was laughed at by 
his associates, and his conscientiousness derided, but his purpose was fixed 
and he ever after played marbles "for fun," with a conscience at perfect peace. 
As he grew older his success in more advanced sports was equally manifest. 
He was the most successful fisherman and the best shot in the family. On 
one occasion he went out with the writer of this to shoot pigeons. A 
flock of birds passed over the ground where we were standing. Each of us 
fired into the flock. Only one bird fell. "That's mine," said he, "That is the 
very one I aimed at." The writer could not claim it as he had fired into the 
flock without selecting his bird. It was an index of his after life. With great 
deliberation he selected his object and took careful aim. 

He entered Yale College in 1830 and graduated with great credit in 1S34. 
He at once commenced the study of theology in Princeton Seminary, having 
made a profession of religion while he was in College. Upon entering the 
College, he connected himself with the First Presbytery of New York. While 


.:» Princeton as a divinity student he resolved to give his life to the work of 
Foreign Missions, and placed himself in the hands of the American Board as 
its prospective Missionary. I lis devotion and self denial in this was 
manifested by his request to the Board that he might be sent to the degraded 
Zulus in Africa. He remained in the Seminary at Princeton for two years, 
and then being desirous of sitting under the instruction of Dr. Nathan Taylor 
of New Haven, he spent his last year at the Yale Theological School. 

When his course of theological study was completed he applied to his 
Presbytery for examination and licensure. The members of the Presbytery 
were in their views very hostile to the teachings of New Haven. Their 
young candidate was believed to be sound in doctrine as they viewed it, but 
they shrunk from giving the endorsement of their stalwart Presbytery to one 
who had finished his divinity course at New Haven. The Presbytery did not 
refuse to examine him, but postponed his examination from time to time and 
put obstacles in his way to such a degree that he finally went to New Haven, 
and was licensed by the Congregational Association there. 

The American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions receiving a 
large part of its revenues from the Presbyterian Churches, was careful to 
pursue such a course in its appointment of Missionaries as would give no 
offense to any of the Presbyteries. Theological opinions were crystalizing 
into the form which ended in the disruption of the Presbyterian Church. To 
relieve the Board of any perplexity in regard to himself our excellent brother 
resigned his appointment. This action gave a new direction to the history 
of his after life. 

A letter written to this writer from Princeton Seminary Aug. i8, 1S35 
exhibits the fullness of his purpose when he gave himself to the work ot 
Foreign Missions. After alluding to some events which were likely 
to transpire, he says, "I shall be far beyond their influence. Shall I tell you 
why or how? I may be in Heathen lands. Yes, my brother, I think it my 
duty to go to the heathen and preach to them the story of the Savior. 
During the greater part of this term, I have revolved this subject most 
seriously in my mind. I have prayed over it, and in view of perishing 
millions, who are asking the bread of life from us, in view of the last 
command of my Savior, and his last promise too, I am willing to 
consecrate my talents and my life to this great work. It is since I 
have commenced this letter that I have come to this resolution. I tremble 
under the momentus decision. The flesh is weak, but may God grant me 
grace and prepare me for doing his whole will. When in College, my mind 


was drawn to this subject, but then and since 1 have been afraid to examine 
it candidly, for fear that I should find it to be my duty to go abroad. But at 
the commencement of this term I read an essay on the subject of Missions, 
and my prejudices and fears seemed suddenly to give way and I could 
say, " Lord, what wilt thou have me to do," and since that time I have 
enjoyed such a continued cheerful and happy frame of mind as never 
before. The path of duty is the path of peace and safety. I can trust the 
promises and they are a sure support." 

Immediately after his licensure by the New Haven Association, he was 
called to supply the pulpit of the First Presbyterian Church in Troy, during the 
absence of its pastor, Rev. Dr. Beman, in Europe. Having accepted the call 
he took letters from the New Haven West Association to the Troy Presbyter}'-, 
which at Salem, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1839, ordained him as a Presbyter. He was 
thus providentially and speedily restored to the Church of his fathers. He 
preached in Troy about sixteen months and till the return of Dr. Beman from 
abroad. He was successful in securing the interest and affection of the 
Church and in adding to its communion many who in a revival of religion 
were brought to a knowledge of the Savior through his ministrations. 

In the spring of 1840 when his service in Troy was closed, his health was 
much broken. For the purpose of recuperation he resolved to make a western 
tour. A friend in Troy, knowing that he was going west, gave him letters to 
his kinsman in Marietta, Ohio, and advised him, if he found it convenient, to 
stop there and see him. He did so, and was invited to preach in the First 
Congregational Church which had just become vacant. He was solicited to 
remain a few Sabbaths and preach to the people. It resulted in a call to what 
proved to be his life work. After a long pastorate in Marietta, he resigned his 
charge and was settled for one year in Jamestown, N. Y. The new connection 
was not a pleasant one to him, and his health having begun to fail, he resigned. 
He was soon after called from his earthly labors. He died of a cancer of the 
stomach while on a visit to his brother in Orange, N. J. His remains were 
taken from there to Marietta, Ohio, and there laid beside those of the 
wife of his first love, to await the resurrection among the people whom he had 
so long served in the Gospel. 

Dr. Wickes' doctrinal views were thoroughly Calvinistic. His preaching 
was logical, direct and impressive. He was very successful in leading 
sinners to Christ. His Church in Marietta during his ministry was disting- 
uished by many powerful revivals of religion. 


He was a severe student of the Scriptures, the results of which appeared 
in an " Exposition of The Apocalypse," published in 1S51, pp. 437. "The Son 
of Man," published by the American Tract Society, Boston, 1S68, pp. 382, and 
"Economy of Ages," 1869, pp. 562. His eschatology as laid open in the first 
and last of these writings is pre-millenial. His views were clearly defined. 
They controlled and gave a quiet peace to his godly life. When his brother 
at whose house he died, informed him that he could not live, he asked, " How 
long shall I live?" " If you fail as you have for the last week, you will not 
live for more than two days." " Is it possible, I do not feel so." " Have you 
any arrangements to make or anything you want to say?" He remained 
silent for a moment and then with the most serenity replied, " No, I long 
since gave all to my Savior and if He thinks my work is finished, lam ready. 
I have hoped to see His face on earth, but I shall see Him soon in glory." 
He passed from earth in about forty-eight hours after this. 


The funeral of Rev. Thomas Wickes, D.D. at the Conoreo-ational Church 
last Sunday afternoon, was attended by an immense audience, perhaps the 
largest ever assembled at a church in Marietta. It was in the house of 
worship where he, whose body now lay stilled in death, had preached for 
twenty-nine years, closing his labors here with the farewell sermon April 4, 
1S69, now less than twenty months ago. We printed on that occasion : "The 
old church was crowded as it has been but few times in its history of sixty 
years. Dr. Wickes spoke in a very quiet tone, very clear, and every word was 
heard distinctly. The attention given was extraordinary. The people by their 
large assemblage, testified their respect for the faithful worker in Christ's vine- 
yard when living." Last Sunday a much larger number assembled to pay their 
regard to the dead. The building as large as it is, when we came to it, ten 
minutes before the time set for the services to commence, was already crowded, 
in the body of the Church, all around the gallery, in the aisles, as well as the 
stairs and vestibule, and very many remained outside. The standing room 
was occupied except at the front of the pulpit. * * * * * 

It was all in all a fit testimony to the long and valued services of the 


(Marietta Register, Nov. 17, 1870.) 



A great audience was gathered at the Congregational Church in Marietta, 
on the afternoon of the Sabbath, Nov. 13, to attend the funeral services of the 
Rev. Dr.Wickes. It was fitting that one who had ministered for nearly thirty 
years at the altar of that church should be carried from it to his last resting 
place. He came to Marietta in March, 1840. After supplying the pulpit of 
the Congregational Church a few sabbaths he was invited to become pastor 
of the church and society and was installed in July of that year. In April, 
1869, he tendered his resignation of his charge after a long and successful 
pastorate, of about twenty-nine years. He died on the 10th of Nov. 1870, at 
the residence of his brother, Stephen Wickes, M. D., at Orange, N. J., after a 
brief illness. Thus had passed away a most useful and excellent minister of 
Christ. No one but a man of ability could have maintained himself so Ions: 
as pastor of such a church. His inllucnce was great not only in the immediate 
region, but with all the churches of the denomination in the State. He was 
active in the formation both of the Marietta Cono-recrational Conference and of 
the State Conference. Of the latter body he was chosen Moderator in j 853, 
and again in i860. No Congregational minister in Ohio has been more 
influential, and no one has been more highly respected throughout the State. 
His name will be remembered, and his memory will be cherished by 
multitudes, whose acquaintance with him was but slight, as well by those 
whose privilege it was to sit under his ministrations. 

In 1849 ne was elected a trustee of Marietta College, which office he 
continued to hold during his life. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was 
conferred upon him by Wabash College some seven or eight years since. 

Prominent among his traits of character were simplicity and conscien- 
tiousness. He was removed as much as any one could well be from 
anything like policy. Direct and frank and transparent himself, it was diffi- 
cult for him to bring himself to distrust others. His sincerity no man called 
in question. All who knew him believed him to be a true Christian. 
However any might differ from him in doctrine, they never doubted his piety. 

All who were present at the installation of Dr. Wickes in July, 1840 will 
remember the touching and beautiful words addressed to the young pastor by 
Prof. Allen (then of Marietta College, afterwards of Lane Seminary) as he gave 
him the right hand of fellowship. At that time Prof. Allen doubtless expected 
to spend his life in Marietta, but God appointed him to another work. Now 
after thirty years passed in different fields of labor, these Christian brothers 


have been reunited. Their final call to their home having come to them 
almost at the same time. Two good men have finished their work together. 
Different in some attributes of their characters they were both earnest, true, 
godly, successful men. 

From the same paper, written by Rev. Pres. Andrews, 
of Marietta College. 


Dr. Pennington's tribute read before the 74th Annual Meeting of the 
Essex District Medical Society, Newark, N. J. 

Dr. Wickes' earlier life was spent in another State, and he had been 
already engaged in medical practice several years when he made his home in 
New Jersey. His birth was at Jamaica, L. I., where his parents, VanWyck 
and Eliza Herriman Wickes, resided. He was of an honored lineage, the 
American ancestor of the family, Mr. Thomas Wickes, having become^n the 
year 1666, the grantee of a large tract of land on Long Island of which the 
Town of Huntington is the center. The parents of "our deceased brother, 
perceiving early indications of mental capacity conjoined with a fondness for 
study, wisely determined to give him the advantages of a liberal education, 
and without reference to any particular profession, placed him in the Union 
Academy of his native Town, and afterwards in Union College in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., where he was graduated in the year 1S31, and from which he 
received the second degree in the Arts, in 1834. An "aa I eundem" degree, in 
recognition of his distinguished scholarship, was conferred upon him by the 
College of New Jersey in the year 1868. After his graduation from Union 
College, he pursued a course of study in advanced science in the Polytechnic 
Institution, at Troy, N. Y. About this period he providentially made the 
acquaintance of a young gentleman in attendance on the Medical School 
connected with the University of Pennsylvania, who, being enthusiastically 
interested in the fascinating branches of knowledge pertaining to Medi- 
cal Science, imparted some of his ardor to this young graduate. Prepared 
by his previous pursuits to perceive and appreciate the rich field for scientific 
cultivation and enjoyment presented by the study of medicine and its cognate 
sciences, young Wickes resolved to make the profession of medicine the 
occupation of his life, and put himself under the tutelage of his uncle Dr. 
Thomas W. Blatchford, of Troy. After a short period of elementary study 
under the care of that gentleman, he matriculated in the University of Perm- 


sylvania, and in the year 1834 received from that institution his degree of 
Doctor of Medicine. He immediately began practice in the City of New- 
York, but was soon induced to remove to Troy, where he spent fifteen yean;, 
part of that time in association with his former preceptor, Dr. Blatchford. At 
the end of that period he removed to Orange, which he made the place of his 
permanent residence, acquiring an enviable reputation for his medical skill, 
his exemplar)' life and his general usefulness. Here he continued to reside, 
honored and esteemed until his overworked brain succumbed to nervous 
exhaustion, and finally a stroke of paralysis terminated his life on the 8th of 
July, 18S9. 

Dr. Wickes twice married, first in 1S35 to Mary, daughter of Isaac 
Heyer, Esq., of New York, and in 1841, to Lydia Matilda, widow of Dr. 
William VanSinderin, and daughter of Joseph Howard, Esq., of Brooklyn. 

Dr. Wickes' connection with this Society began in the year 1853. The 
Society's records bear testimony to the regularity of his attendance, his 
punctilious faithfullness in the performance of every duty assigned to him, his 
regard for r the honor and advancement of the profession and his valuable 
service in some of the most important matters that have claimed the Society's 

Dr. Wickes was early chosen to represent this Society in the Medical 
Society of New Jersey, in which he took his place with universal consent 
among its most wise, efficient and influential members. His eminent ability 
and his unpaid services as Chairman of the Standing Committee of that 
Society, it would be impossible to overestimate. If he was not the originator, 
he was the chief promoter of the annual publication of the Society's transac- 
tions. To him is due the credit, in the beginning at least, of carefully digesting 
the material for the press, and exercising the delicate function of editorialship. 
by which essays, sometimes crude, redundant and rhetorically incorrect, were 
brought into conformity with the requirements of good taste and made to 
assume a finish and grace that might well be a grateful surprise to their 
authois. As a result we have now regularlv the creditable outcome of an 
annual volume of real value, containing original papers on various subjects 
contributed by members, and historical gleanings gathered from all parts of 
the State, of Medical information of the greatest practical importance. In 
this respect New Jersey may challenge comparison with any State in the 
Union, and for the honor she may claim on this account, she is largely 
indebted to Dr. Wickes. Nor do our obligations stop here. With much 
labor and patient research he prepared in 1879 a volume of 449 pages entitled 



'•The History of Medicine in New Jersey, and of its Medical Men from the 
settlement of the Province to A. D. 1800," which he loyally dedicated to the 
State Society. Who but he could have undertaken such a great task ? Who 
but he could have so completely executed it ? All honor to the brother to 
whom all honor is due. At a later period Dr. Wickes published a work on 
the subject of " Sepulture," its history, its methods and its sanitary requisites, 
which has received much commendation for its research and practical sugges- 
tions. The eminent ability of Dr. Wickes as Chairman of the Standing 
Committee caused him to be retained in that position for a longer time (25 
years) than any previous occupant and postponed for many years his promotion 
to the Presidency of the Society. He was elected to that chair in the year 
1883, and, while occupying that office, he read as his inaugural address a 
learned and philosophical paper entitled " Living and Dying, their Physics 
and Psychics," which is published in full in the Society's transactions. 

Dr. Wickes' contributions to the public good were not limited by his 
relations to the medical profession. Enterprises for the promotion of the 
education and for the amelioration of the condition of the race, its moral and 
intellectual elevation, received from him a cordial co-operation. While a 
resident of Troy, he was chosen a trustee of Rennsselaer Polytechnic Insti- 
tution of that City, and since his removal to New Jersey, he has manifested 
a lively interest in her literary and scientific institutions, and her public 

As has already been stated, he had great fondness for historical research. 
Soon after he became a resident of the State he connected himself with the 
Historical Society of New Jersey, and on the death of its Corresponding 
Secretary, Mr. William A. Whitehead, he was chosen his successor, and 
laborious as was the task, he discharged the duties with distinguished ability 
and universal approval. He gave much attention to local history, prepared 
several biographical papers and had almost ready for publication a History of 
the Town of his residence, and the surrounding Villages, comprehended under 
the name of the Oranges, when interrupted by the obscuration of his mental 
powers that preceeded his death. 

The requirements of an obituary minute, do not call for, nor do its 
limitations admit of, a critical analysis of the intellectual gifts of the subject of 
this notice. A brief reference to a few of the more obvious distinguishing 
characteristics of our deceased brother and friend is all that for the present 
occasion is admissible; but what pen less facile than his own is equal to the 
theme ? Who can fitly describe the venerable aspect which, wherever he 


appeared made him the "observed of all observers," the dignified bearing, 
without austerity, that commanded universal respect ; the self-contained reserve 
that discouraged unwonting familiarity, yet sweetly relaxed when with pleasant 
smile and cordial grasp he welcomed the friend whom he had admitted to the 
sanctuary of his affections ; his gentle courtesy, accessible to all who needed 
his counsel, or could rightly claim his attention, and always responsive to the 
solicitations of heaven-born Charity ; his unblemished character and the high 
moral sense that would never consent to surrender truth and right to the 
plausable pleadings of expediency. His accomplishments in Literature, in 
Science and Historical Lore, the scholarly grace wherewith whatever he 
touched he adorned ; his love of order, heaven's first law, which, united with 
the law of kindness, Mr. Ruskin has so beautifully described as containing the 
essential instincts of humanity, and, what more immediately concerns us, his 
eminent qualifications as a practicing physician, his accurate diagnosis, his . 
wise selection of remedial agents, the firmness, conjoined with delicate kind- 
ness, with which he insisted on their administration, and the proper regimen of 
the chamber of sickness, and his promptness to respond to the demands ol 
professional service at all hours, in all seasons and in behalf of all sufferers 
without regard to rank or race, wealth or social position. These marked 
features of his character were patent to all who intimately knew him, and are 
to be estimated rather than portrayed, imitated rather than described. To 
these it must be added that he was a close observer, a cogent reasoner, 
a sound thinker, considerate, judicious, just, decided in his opinions, pro- 
nounced in their expression, firm and courteous in their defence and in all 
circumstances, conciliatory, and kind, a patriotic citizen, a true friend. 
Doubtless he had faults, else had he not been human ; but, as with Gold- 
smith's Rural Pastor, " Ev'n his failings leaned to virtue's side." 

We refrain from intrusion into the privacy of his home, that home of 
peace, of piety, of generous hospitality and love, to delineate the virtues and 
affections that embelished his domestic life. Let it suffice that we give 
expression to our sincere sympathy with those whom he dearly loved, and to 
whom he was tenderly endeared. It remains that brief reference be made to 
Ur. Wickes' religious character. He was pre-eminently a Christian, and wherever 
he dwelt and whithersoever he went he adorned his profession. As in the 
place of his more recent abode, so in his former home, in another State, he 
held official relations with the church to which he was attached, was 
unwavering in his faith, exemplary in his life, and, as the time of his departure 
drew near he might modestly but confidently have affirmed with the Apostle, 
" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the Faith.'' 


" I shall not all die," said a Roman poet, anticipating the deathless renown 
with which his harmonious measures and the sparkling sallies of his genius 
would enshrine his name. In a nobler sense, and with more triumphant 
exultation could our brother, had utterance been given him as the dark 
shadow brooded over him, looking forward to a loftier and more glorious 
immortality, have exclaimed, "I shall not die, but — LIVE." 


Henry Wickes was born February 11, 1821, at Jamaica, Long Island, 
and removed to Troy with his father in 1835 or 1836. He was the publisher 
of the New York Evangelist from December, 1841, to January, 1843, and was 
in other business before that. He entered Marietta College, Ohio, in 1S43, 
and was graduated there in 1848, at the age of twenty-seven. He studied for 
the ministry one year at Yale and two years at Andover, graduating there in 

His first charge was in Princeton, Mass., a beautiful parish on the slope 
of Wachusett Mountain. While there he met the daughter of Rev. Doctor 
Horatio Bardwell, of Oxford, Mass., to whom he was married May 8, 1856. 
She was his beloved companion from that time. 

After his marriage he labored faithfully at his chosen profession at 
Guilford and Deep River in Connecticut, and at Brighton, Gates, Alden, 
Webster, and Corfu, in New York State. For the last ten years of his life 
he was only able to preach occasionally and lived quietly at No. 12 Oxford 
street in Rochester, N. Y. During this period he was a constant attendant 
at the Third Presbyterian Church. 

By birth and training a moderate conservative, his mind was yet singularly 
hospitable to any new thought which brought its own evidence with it. 
Although in the eddy of his quiet life in later years he could take no active 
part in the strenuous forward movements of Christian thought and work, yet 
he had no sympathy with those who always said the old days and the old 
ways were the best and the modern world was all going wrong. He was one 
of those men whose faces are always set toward the light. Being serenely 
confident of the ultimate triumph of the truth, he had in him none of the 
spirit of mere contention. He was full of sane, "sweet reasonableness." 
Indeed to an unusual degree he combined those great qualities of "sweetness 
and light." Utterly unconscious of himself, modest and self-depreciating 


almost to a fault, talking little, especially in his later years, he never opened 
his mouth except to say some wise, considerate, or gentle word. Though he 
would have been the last man in the world to dream it of himself, and would 
have been embarrassed and annoyed to hear anyone so speak of him while 
living, yet those who knew him understood what is meant when it is said that 
there was an atmosphere about him which made one think of the beloved 
disciple in his old age when the music of Christ's great message of love had 
attuned his spirit to itself. His nature seemed to grow mellower with the 
years until his presence in any company seemed to be felt literally as a bene- 
diction. He will live in the memories of all who knew him as a rare type of 
the perfect Christian gentleman. 

If men first put their words into the balances of exact truth, it is a 
weighty epitaph when one is able to say, as can be said of Mr. Wickes ; "Fie 
was a good man." And if success is counted by love shown to one's fellowmen, 
by purity of life and motive, and by the growing respect and love and rever- 
ence which, without being aware of it, he called forth for himself in return, 
then the long and gentle life which has just rounded itself so beautifully in 
sleep, should win for itself the applause of those who knew him, as a rarely 
successful life. Doubtless he has already heard the plaudits of his Master, 
" Well done, good and faithful servant ; thou hast been faithful over a few 
things ; I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joy of 
thy Lord." 

The chamber where a good man meets his fate 
Is privileged beyond the common walks of life — 
Quite on the verge of heaven. 

R. D. H. 

Rochester, N. Y., March 24, 1897. 


In the death of William W. 'Wickes of Brooklyn, which occurred on 
February 19, 1900, not only the Lafayette Avenue Church, but the church at 
large, has lost a most valuable member. For a period of forty years, Mr. 
Wickes has not only been deeply interested and active in everything connect- 
ed with the interests and enterprises of the Lafayette Church, of which he was 
one of the organizers, but, it may be truthfully said, with every benevolent 
and philanthropic interest of the city of Brooklyn also. 


An enterprising, successful and very bus)-, business man, he was also at 
different times President of the Young Men's Christian Association and the 
Children's Aid Society, and for years Superintendent of the Cumberland Street 
Mission School, now organized as a church, and until this church was estab- 
lished upon a self-supporting basis, he paid the salary of the pastor himself. 

He was also active in organizing and supporting the Home for Aged 
Men, a work which enlisted his deepest sympathy and interest. His gifts to 
the various causes of the church, especially the Home and Foreign Mission- 
ary Societies, were large and frequent and unsolicited. 

It can indeed be said of truly, probably, as of any man who 
ever lived, that it was a delight to him to give. Every channel of benevolence 
by which the kingdom of Christ could be extended, or human distress relieved, 
received from him unstinted aid. 

Mr. Wickes had a rich inheritance in an enterprising, Christian and 
patriotic ancestry. 

Obtaining a thorough business education as a youth in Troy, in 1844 he 
came to New York and formed a co-partnership in the general produce busi- 
ness under the name of Wallace & Wickes. 

This company furnished the government large supplies of provisions 
during the Civil War. 

In April, 1861, under secret instructions from the Government he loaded 
the steamer, " Star of the West," which carried the supplies to Colonel Ander- 
son and his famishing troops in their gallant defense of Fort Sumter. 

At a time during the Civil War, when spoiled pork and other army 
rations were furnished to our brave men at the front by unprincipled 
merchants, the goods of this firm were received without examination, the 
firm's name being a guarantee of quality. 

Later Mr. Wickes became interested in a patent for refrigeration by 
means of a forced current of air through ice, and sent to Liverpool the first 
consignment of American dressed meat ever shipped to European ports. 

The Wickes refrigerator car is also a product of Mr. Wickes' capital and 
enterprise. The characteristics of Mr. Wickes stand out perhaps most prom- 
inently in the history of the mining town of Wickes, Montana. 

The working of the mine belonging to Mr. Wickes in this mountain place 
had for several years been entrusted to such overseers as were obtainable. 
He decided to visit it himself and arrived, if the writer remembers 


correctly, on a Saturday. There had up to this time been no cessation of 
operations on the Sabbath. But on the Sunday following the arrival of Mr. 
Wickes not a wheel turned. Addressing the men he invited them to a 
Gospel meeting. This was the beginning of a transformation. Mr. Wickes 
remained many months instituting numberless reforms, providing many privi- 
leges and benefits, and himself conducted religious services until a church was 
formed and a pastor procured. 


Rev. John Wickes passed peacefully to rest, on Wednesday evening 
June 5, at seven o'clock. 

His was a long and very painful illness, borne with fortitude and patience. 

A life was slowly ebbing away in that silent chamber which for thirty- 
seven years had been a potential force for good in this community, per- 
haps none other greater, and all seemed resting under the shadow of a 
great sorrow. He had no enemies and many friends. Very patiently and un- 
complainingly he bore his sufferings, only asking that those who loved him 
would pray for his speedy release. 

In his extremity when asked what promise from God's word in his hour 
of pain gave him greatest comfort, he replied, " I am with thee." 

Many are the strong and vital truths that through the years he has taught 
from the pulpit, but no more forceful message ever fell from his lips than 
he sent to the people through his pastor but three weeks before his death 
"Tell the people that I believe — looking into the future and into the very 
face of God, I believe — that which I preached to them for twenty-five years." 
Some twenty-four hours before his death he requested the pastor of the church 
to pray with him, when he bade his daughter and those who were by his bed- 
side a last goodbye and once more declared his trust in "the promises of God,'' 
he relapsed into unconsciousness from which he never again recovered until 
death released him. His life had ever preached noblest sermons, these last 
trying weeks had only preached a nobler, richer one. Rev. John Wickes was 
born in Jamaica, February 14, 1823, and his early boyhood was spent in 
Jamaica and Troy, whither his father removed in 1836. 

He entered Yale College at the age of sixteen, intending to study medi- 
cine, but in the second year of his college course he openly professed Christi- 
anity and decided to study for the ministry. To this end, after graduating 
from Yale, he entered Andover Seminary in 1844. 


President Woolsey, of Yale, and Dr. Nathaniel W. Taylor, in Andover, 
were strong influences in the developing and moulding of his life during 
these college and seminary years. Of the latter, Mr. Wickes once said that 
Dr. Green was one of the grandest men and keenest logicians he had ever 
known. Mr. Wickes was graduated from Andover in 1S47 and offered him- 
self to the Congregational Board as foreign missionary to India, but it was 
feared by the Board that his health was too frail to endure the necessary hard- 
ships. Shortly after, he became pastor of the Congregational church in 
Canaan, N. Y., where he remained eight years, when he resigned and went to 
Europe, for a few months of foreign travel. Upon his return, he accepted a 
call to the church in Brighton, N. Y., where he remained until his marriage to 
Amy Moore of that place in 1862, and then accepted the pastorate of the 
Presbyterian church of Attica, N. Y. How earnestly and successfully he 
labored in this field is too well known for extended comment. It was during 
his pastorate that the present beautiful church edifice was erected, in which 
work he was a very potent factor. 

He resigned his pastorate of the Presbyterian Church of Attica in Febru- 
ary, 1889, since which time he has remained an honored resident of this village. 

As pastor of the church, he wielded a wide and powerful influence in the 
community. Since his retirement from active work his influence has seemed 
to be none the less potent. He was loved and honored by his associate 
ministers in Western New York, especially in his own Presbytery, where his 
loss will be deeply felt. 

Mr. Wickes was a man singularly devoid of personal ambition, and though 
flattering calls came to him unsought from larger and more influential churches, 
he refused to " accept " them. 

His ability would have eminently fitted him for the larger field, but this 
was never to be considered, where there seemed in another direction a call 
of duty. 

He was a man of scholarly attainments, fine mental endowments, large 
heart and simple child-like faith. He was a preacher of gentle and persuasive 
eloquence. He taught the knowledge of God with a logical clearness, the 
sympathy of a loving man and the enthusiasm of a loving Christian. He was 
a model of a Christian gentleman, and a cultured Christian minister. It is a 
rare tribute that was paid to him in these words. " I cannot recall a word of 
his I would wish unsaid, one act I would wish undone." Those who are left 
behind feel in his going home a deep sense of personal loss, yet those who 
loved him best "will grudge him least his welcome home." 




" Presented to Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford by his grandfather 

Eliphalet Wickes. This Bible contains an extended 

family Record. Troy, Nov. 20th, 1S43." 

Thomas Wickes, born Aug. 21,1 740, died at Jamaica Nov. 30, 1819, aged 
79 years, 3 months, 9 days. 

Abigail, his wife, born Sept. 1 748, died at Jamaica, Mar. 15, 1 816, aged 
67 years, 6 months. 


Scudder, born at Huntington, Sept. 9, 1767, died at Norwalk, Sept. 28, 
1776, aged 9 years, 19 days. 

Eliphalet, born at Huntington, April 1, 1769. 

Frances, born at Huntington, Oct. 25, 1770, died at Norwalk, Sept. 30, 
1776, aged 5 years, 11 months, 5 days. 

Van Wyck, born at Huntington, Mar. 4, 1773, died at Norwalk, Oct. 2, 
1776, aged 3 years, 6 months, 28 days. 

Thomas, born at Huntington, Mar. 25, 1775, died at Fishkill, Aug. 14, 
1779, aged 4 years, 4 months, 20 days. 

Frances (2d), born at Fishkill, Mar. 30, 1777, died at Fishkill, Feb. 6, 
1778, aged 10 months, 7 days. 

Van Wyck (2d), born at Fishkill, April 29, 1779. 

Hannah, born at Fishkill, Dec. 5, 1 7S1, died at Jamaica, Mar. 8, 1816, 
aged 34 years, 2 months, 29 days. 

Thomas (2d), born at Huntington South, Mar. 19, 1 784. died at New York, 
yellow fever, Oct. 12, 1S01, aged 17 years, 6 months, 23 days. 

Scudder (2d), born at Huntington So, May 27, 1786, died at Hunting- 
ton South, Aug. 26, 1787, aged 1 year, 1 month, 30 days. 

Harriet (2d), born at Huntington South, May 25, 1789. 

Wickes family came from England. Abigail, wife of Thomas Wickes, 
was a Van Wyck ; her family was from Holland. 

Eliphalet Wickes married Martha Herriman at Jamaica, Nov. 28, 1790. 
Martha Herriman was born July 23, 1766, died at Jamaica, May 7, 1824, 
aged 57 years, 9 months, 14 days. 



Thomas Scudder, born at Jamaica, April 18, 1795, died at Pough- 
kecpsie, N. Y. . 

Eliza Martha, born at Jamaica, Feb. 5, 1S01, died at Troy, Sept. 9, 1835, 
aged 34 years, 7 months, 4 days. 

Frances, born at Jamaica, May 12, 1805, died at Chicago, Illinois. 

Harriet, born at Jamaica, June 13, 1807, died at Troy, May 14, 1836, aged 
28 years, 1 1 months, 1 day. 

Thomas Scudder Wickes married Maria Punnett, of Island of St. Thomas, 
Sept. 7, 1819. She died April 9, 1821 ; had a son, Eliphalet, born June, 15,1820. 

Frances Wickes married Rev. John Blatchford, May 18, 1825. 

Harriet Wickes married Henry Punnett, brother to Thomas' first wife, 
Aug. 25, 1829. 

Eliza Martha Wickes married Dr. Aldis Allen, of Bridgeford, Conn., Nov. 
2 1831. 

Dr. Allen died at Jacksonville, Illinois, when traveling with his wife, 
Aug. 9; 1833. 

The mother of Martha, wife of Eliphalet Wickes, was a Denton; were 
from England. 

Thomas Scudder Wickes married second time, Julia Penniman, of 
Albany, Sept. 15, 1829. 


Maria Punnett, born at Sand Lake, Oct. 7, 1832. 

Cordelia Penniman, born at Sand Lake, March 22, 1834. 

Henry Sylvanus, born at Sand Lake, Oct. 14, 1835, died at Albany, Dec. 

2 7> 1S37. 

Harriet, born at Albany, Sept. 7, 1837. 
Charlotte Penniman, born at Ballston, Aug. 23, 1839. 
James Henry, born at Ballston, June 25, 1841. 
Edward Allen, born at Ballston, April 10, 1843. 

Eliphalet Wickes, Jr., son of Thomas S. Wickes and Maria his wife, 
married Ann Penniman, of Albany, August 16, 1842. 




Eliphalet Wickes, born at Stillwater, May 31, 1826. 

Richard Milford, born at Stillwater, Aug. 20, 1827, died at Bridgeport, 
Feb. 20, 1832. 

Martha Wickes, born at Stillwater, June 17, 1829. 

John Samuel, born at Bridgeport, Jan. 19, 1831. 

Frances Alicia, born at Bridgeport, Sept 6, 1S32. 

Eliza Allen, born at Bridgeport, Sept. 22, 1834, died at Bridgeport, June 

19. 1S35. 

Harriet Punnett, born at Jacksonville, 111, May 9, 1837, died at Chicao- 
Aug. 7, 183S. 

Eliza Harriet, born at Chicago, Nov. 21, 1838, died at Chicago, Mar. 3, 1839. 
Alexander, born at Wheeling, Va., Jan. 1, 1840. 
Mary Cebra, Marion College, Mo., Oct. 23, 1843. 


Henry Walter, born at Newtown, July 20, 1830, died at Jamaica, Sept. 

20, 1S31. 

Thomas Wickes, born at Newtown, Feb. 7, 1832. 

Elizabeth, born at Jamaica, Sept. 14, 1833, died at Troy, Aug. 27, 1834. 

William Henry, born at Troy, Sept. 19, 1834. 

Henry Punnett married second time, April 10, 1838, Anna Stewart, of 


Edward Kirk, born at Troy, Feb. 19, 1839. 
Anna Stewart, born at Troy, Jan. 6, 1S42. 

Anna, Henry's wife died at Troy, Jan. 9, 1842, aged 28 years, - months. 

Van Wyck Wickes, brother to Eliphalet Wickes, married Eliza Hern- 
man, Sept. 19, 181 1. 


Stephen, born at Jamaica, March 17, 181 3. 
Thomas, born at Jamaica, Oct. 31, 18 14. 
Mary, born at Jamaica, Jan. 28, 181 7. 
William W, born at Jamaica, Mar. 13, 1S19. 
Henry, born at Jamaica, Feb. 11, 1821. 


John, born at Jamaica, Feb. 14, 1S23. 

Elizabeth II., born at Jamaica, April 15, 1S25. 

Van Wyck, born at' Jamaica, June 7, 1S27, died at Jamaica, Oct. S, 1S2S. 

Harriet, born at Jamaica, Oct. 22, 1S29, died at Jamaica, Sept. 30, 1S31. 

Van Wyck (2d), born at Jamaica, April 24, 1S32. 

Stephen's first wife, Mary W. Heyer; second wife, widow of Wm. Van- 

Thomas married Mary A. Gunn. 
Mary married L. T. Rossiter. 

Hannah Wickes, sister to Eliphalet Wickes, married Joseph L. Hewlett, 
of Great Neck, Oueens County. 


Joseph L., married Cornell, of Great Neck. 

Plarriet, married William M. Smith. 

Harriet Wickes, sister to Eliphalet, married Dr. Thomas W. Blatchford. 


Thomas Wickes, born at Jamaica, Feb. 20, 1820. 
Samuel T., born at Jamaica, March 4, 1822. 
John T., born at Jamaica, June 18, 1S23. 

George Edgecumb, born at Jamaica, Jan. 26, 1825, died at Troy, Oct. 
5, 1828. 

Harriet Wickes, born at Jamaica, May 8, 1828, died at Troy, Aug. 15, 1828. 
Harriet Wickes (2d), born at Troy, Feb. 21, 1829. 

Martha, wife of Eliphalet W T ickcs, had two older brothers, Stephen 
and James Herriman. Stephen died May, 1792, of lockjaw, produced by a 
broken limb ; left three children. Mary married John Y. Cebra, had no child- 
ren. Eliza married Van Wyck Wickes, the record of whose family is on 
another page. William S., merchant in New York, has four children. James, 
died at Jamaica, October, 1S01, of yellow fever taken in New York, left five 
children. Martha, married Benjamin Wright, has a number of children. 
James has children. Stephen lives in New Orleans, has children. Margaret 
died of ao-e unmarried. John died in New York, left three children. 


Thomas Wickes (i), emigrant of 1635, married Isabella Harcutt, of 
Oyster Bay, and died in 1671. Will probated March 19, 1671. Their children 
were as follows : 

1. Thomas (2) (below). 

2. John, born 1652 or 1653, married (license dated April 25), 

1673, Hester, daughter of John Ketcham, of Huntington. 
He was living in 1 730. 
% Rebecca. 

4. Martha. 

5. Elizabeth. 

6. M ary. 

7. Sarah. 

Thomas Wickes (2), of the second generation, born probably in Oyster 
Bay, 1650 or 1651, died about 1725. His wife was Deborah. He was 
imprisoned by Governor Andros, of Connecticut, in 1681 ; received captain's 
commission in 1690; was sent, April 3, 1691, to County Convention held 
for the choice of two members of Assembly. 

In 1704 he deeds certain land to his son, Philip, in consideration of 
"natural love and affection," and in 1714 to his son, Samuel, for same consid- 
eration, also the same year to his son, Joseph. Their children were as follows: 

1. Thomas (3), born about 1676. 

2. Philip, had wife, Martha, in 1699. 

3. Samuel. 

Note.— Richard Harcutt was an inhabitant of Oyster Bay, 1689. Savage, in his genealo- 
gies, names his children. 

Thomas and John were the only two "Wickes "rated" in Huntington, 1683. (Doc. Hist, 
of New York.) 

In 1686 an official list of all the inhabitants of Huntington, signed by Thomas Wickes, 
states that the family of John Weeks contained males 4, females 2; and the family of Thomas 
Weekes contained males 3, females 4. 


4. Joseph, married Hannah Lewis. Will proved 1746. 

5. Rufh, probably married, first, Brush; second, Joshua 


6. ■ married Thomas Corey. 

Thomas Wickes (3), of the third generation, was born about 1676, died 
October 24, 1749, in his 74th year, as shown by inscription on his tombstone 
at Huntington. His wife, Margaret, died September iS, 1767, aged 85 
Their children were as follows: 

1. Thomas, born about 1703, died December 20, 1749, in his 46th 

year. Had one child, Deborah, baptized December 15, 

2. Silas, married January 23, 1727, Sarah Rogers. 

3. Eliphalet (1), born about 1707 (below). 

Eliphalet Wickes, of the fourth generation, was born 1707 or 170S; 
married March 26, 1730, Hannah Piatt; she died in 1731. Married, second. 
Jemima, daughter of Jonathan Scudder, December 8, 1732; she died Novem- 
ber 3, 1776, aged 6S. He was Town Clerk of Huntington, 1748; also after- 
wards Justice of the Sessions. Fie died June 30, 1761. Their children were 
as follows: 

1. Piatt, baptized May 9, 1 73 1. 

2. Margaret, born April 29, baptized May 26, 1734 Married 

July 24, 1 75 1, to Dr. Samuel Allen. 

3. Hannah, born September 29, baptized November 2, 1735. 

Married April 23, 1753, to John Brush. 

4. Eliphalet, born March 10, 1738, baptized March 26th. Died 

a minor. 

5. Mary, baptized July 27, 1740. Married January 14, 1766, to 

Rev. John Close, colleague pastor of church at Huntington 
1766 to 1773. He died at Waterford, N. J., 1813. She 
died 1 8 14. 

6. Thomas (4), born August 10, 1744 (below). 

Note. — From original deeds and wills of Jonathan Scudder, Jr. and Sr., in the posses- 
sion of the Editor, it is evident that some property came to the Wickes family from this 
Scudder marriage. The gravestones of the Jonathan Scudder family still stand in the Hunt- 
ington gra\eyard. 

The Will of Henry Scudder, made January 25, 1661, recorded in page 50 of the Hunt- 
ington Town Records, Vol. I, bequeathes to his four children, Moses, David, Mary and 


6 1 

Thomas Wickes (4). of the fifth generation (for life, see page 48), born 
August io, 17.14, died November 30, 1S19; married, first, May 13, 1762, Sarah 
Brush; married, second, September S, 1767, Abigail Van Wyck, daughter of 
Barent Van Wyck and Hannah Carmen. She was born in 1748, and died 
March 15, 1816. There was no living issue of the first marriage. Of the 
second, 11 children, viz. : 

1. Scudder, born at Huntington, September 9, 1768, died at Nor- 

walk, Conn., September 28, 1776. 

2. Eliphalet, born at Huntington, April 1, baptized July 4, 1769; 

died at Troy, N. Y., June 7, 1850 (below). 

3. Frances, born at Huntington, October 25, 1770, died at Nor- 

walk, Conn., September 30, 1776. 

4. Van Wyck, born at Huntington, March 4, 1773, died at 

Norwalk, Conn., October 2, 1776, aged 3 years. 

5. Thomas, born at Huntington, March 25, 1775, died at Fishkill, 

aged 4 years. 

6. Frances (2), born at Fishkill Barracks, March 30, 1777, died at 

Fishkill Barracks, aged 10 months. 

7. Van Wyck (2), born at Fishkill Barracks, April 29, 1 779, baptized 

July 13, 1783 ; died at Orange, N. J., June 13, 1865 (below). 

8. Hannah, born at Fishkill Barracks, December, 1781, died at 

Jamaica, L. I., March S, 1S16 (below). 

9. Thomas (2), born at Huntington, March 19, 1 784, died at New 

York City of yellow fever, October 12, 1801. 

10. Scudder (2), born at Huntington, May 27, 1786, died at Hunt- 

ington, aged 1 year. 

11. Harriet, born at Huntington, May 25, 1789, died at Troy, 

N. Y., April 12, 1875. 

Four of the above left issue, Eliphalet, Van Wyck, Hannah and Flarriet, 
to be recorded in the tribes of each. 

Rebecca, ten poinds each, and to his eldest son, Jonathan, twenty pounds, and the house 
and land which his grandfather left him by will. His wife, Catherine, is executrix, and she 
executes to her said son, Jonathan, the grandfather of Jemima Wickes, the. deed now in my 
possession, referred to on page 23, supra. 

The Town Records also state that this Catherine was the daughter of Jeffrey or Geffrey 
Esty, and after the death of Henry Scudder, married Thomas Jones, the brother of Rev. 
John Jones. 

Jonathan Scudder, eldest son of Henry and Catherine, died December 10, 1690, leaving 
a son, Jonathan, a wife, Sarah, and three daughters, Sarah, Abigail and Rebecca. This son, 
Jonathan, was the father of Jemima Scudder, born 170s, who married Eliphalet Wickes. 



Eliphalet Wickes (2) (for life, see page 54), born April 1, 1769; mar- 
ried November 28, 1790, Martha Herriman; she was born July 23, 1766, and 
died at Jamaica, May 7, 1824,31 the age of 57. He died June 7, 1850. Their 
issue as follows : 

1. Thomas Scudder, born at Jamaica, L, I., April 18, 1795, died at 

Poughkeepsie, November 30, 1S76 (below). 

2. Eliza Martha, born at Jamaica, L. I., February 5, 1801, married 

Dr. Aldis Allen, and died at Troy, September 9, 1835. 
No children. He died August 9, 1833 at Jacksonville, 111 

3. Frances, born at Jamaica, L. I., May 12, 1805, baptized May 

12, 1805; died at Chicago, January 18, 1875. She married 
Rev. John Blatchford (below). 

4. Harriet, born at Jamaica, L. 1.. June 13, 1807, died at Troy 

May 14, 1836; married Henry Punnett (below). 


Rev. Thomas Scudder Wickes, of the seventh generation, son of 
Eliphalet, married (1) Maria Punnett, September 7, 18 19. She died at 
Jamaica, April 9, 1821. He married (2) Julia Penniman, daughter of Sylvanus 
and Olive Fitch Penniman, of Albany, September 15, 1829. She was born 
at Lansingburg, N. Y., January 31, 1809, and died November 17, 1895, at 
Poughkeepsie, aged 86 years. Child by first marriage: 

1. Eliphalet (3), born at Jamaica, L. I., June 15, 1820 (below). 
Children by second marriage : 

2. Maria Punnett, born at Sand Lake, N. Y., October 7, 1832, 

died at Poughkeepsie, January 22, 1856. 

3. Cordelia Penniman, born at Sand Lake, N. Y., March 22, 1834, 

died at Ballston, December 16, 1845. 

4. Henry Sylvanus, born at Sand Lake, October 14, 1835, died at 

Albany, December 27, 1837. 

5. Harriet, born at Albany, September 7, 1837; married, at 

Poughkeepsie, September 5, 1867, John F. Winslow, iron 
manufacturer, of Troy, N. Y. 

6. Charlotte Penniman, born at Ballston, August 23, 1839; mar- 

ried Rev. Francis B. Wheeler, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 


7. James Henry, born at Ballston, June 25, 1841, died September 

23; 1892. 

8. Edward Allen, born at Ballston, April io, 1843. 

9. George Todd, born at Ballston, April 3, 1845. 

10. Julia Fitch, bom at Ballston, March 19, 1847, died at Pough- 

keepsic, July 19, 1871. 

11. Martha Herriman, born at Ballston, October 6, 1848, died at 

Newburgh, N. Y., January 29, 1884. 

Eliphalet Wickes (3), born June 15, 1820, only son by first marriage 
of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married (1) Anna Penniman, of Albany, N. V., 
August 16, 1842. She died August 15, 1849, aged 29 years. He married (2) 
Ellen Parmelee, June 15, 1852. He died February 21, 1899, at Englewood, 
N. J., aged 79. By the latter union he had issue, as follows : 

1. Thomas Parmelee, born at Albany, April 17, 1853. 

2. Mary Punnett, bom at Albany, February 28, 1856; married 

David U. Cory, of Englewood, N. J. He died July 13, 


3. Helen Lansing, born at Albany, July 17, 1859, died at Albany, 

February 17, 1866. 

4. Allen Lansing, born at New York, May 7, 1868, died in New 

York, August 15, 1S68. 

Thomas Parmelee, son of Eliphalet Wickes (3), married, December 19, 
1877, Harriet Douw Alley, of New York. She died May 27, 1899. They 
have had issue : 

1. Henry Parmelee, bom in New York, December 7, 1S78 ; mar- 

ried Ethel Catlin Kinney, November 21, 1896. They have 
one child, named Bradford, born September 1, 1897. 

2. Marie Louise, bom in New York, December 18, 188 1. 

Thomas Parmelee, son of Eliphalet and Ellen Parmelee, married, second 
time, Frances Bliss Gillespy, of Lansingburg, N. Y., May 30, 1901. 


Mary Punnett, daughter of Eliphalet Wickes (3), horn at Albany, 
February 28, 1S56, fnarricd David U. Cory, of Englewood. Their children : 

1. Robert Haskell, born September 4, 18S1. 

2. David Uzal, born January 5, 18S3. 

3. Eleanor, born November 2S, 1890. 


Harriet, the fifth child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married, September 
5, 1867, John F. Window, of Troy, N. Y. He died at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
March 10, 1S92, aged Si. Children: 

1. Julia, born at Poughkeepsie, August 27, iS63, died at Pough- 

keepsie, February 16, 1S75. 

2. Mary Corning, born at Poughkeepsie, February 10, 1873; mar " 

ried Clarence Alexander Black, of Detroit, Mich., Decem- 
ber 11, 1895. One child, Ruth Winslow, born at Detroit, 
February 28, 1S97. 

3. Thomas Scudder, born at Newburgh, November 13, 18S3, son 

of Martha (below), adopted April iS, 1S84. 

Charlotte Penniman, sixth child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married, 
October 25, 1876, Rev. Francis B.Wheeler, D. D., of Poughkeepsie. Me died 
at Poughkeepsie, December 27, 1895. Have had issue: 

1. Julia Wickes, born at Poughkeepsie, March 27, 187S. 

James Henry, seventh child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married, Octo- 
ber 8, 1867, Lilla Cathell, of New York. He died September 23, 189?, at 
Detroit, Mich. Children: 

1. Henry Cathell, born at Bull's Ferry, October 10, 186S, died at 

Eng-lewood, April iS, 1869. 

2. Walter Herriman, born in New York, March 10, 1871 ; twice 

married — first time, Bertha Conant, of Camden, N. Y., Sep- 
tember, 1897 ; she died August 10, 1898; second time, Laura 
Rebecca Farr, of Boston, July 4, 1899. Son of 1st marriage 
Lawrence W'ickes Conant, adopted by the Conant grand- 
parents at Utica, N. Y. 

3. Alfred Donaldson, born in New York, January 21, 1875. 

Married Madame Lisa Delhaze, September 20, 1900, at 
Brussels, Belgium. 


Edward Allen, eighth child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married, Octo- 
ber ii, 1S71, Mary^VV. Forsyth, of Newburgh, N. Y. Children: 

1. Mary Forsyth, born in New York, August 13, 1872. 

2. Forsyth, born in New York, October 26, 1876. 

George Todd, ninth child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married Fanny 
Webster, of Chicago, March 31, 1869. Children: 

1. Edward Dana, born at Goodwill Plantation, S. C, March 11, 

1870; married Emma Louise Engebretson, of Rockford, 
111., June 4, 1900. 

2. James Henry, born at Goodwill, S. C, November 17, 1872, 

died at Goodwill, May 12, 1873. 

3. Annie Webster, born at Goodwill, S. C, February 3, 1874; 

married Rev. William Winn Love at Helena, Montana, 
April 28, 1897. Their children : Elizabeth, born February 
12, 1898; Ethelbert, born April 8, 1899. 

4. Lewis Webster, born at Low Moor, Va., August 11, 1879. 


Martha Herriman, eleventh child of Thomas Scudder Wickes, married, 
October 7, 1879, Jonas Williams, of Newburgh, N. Y.,\vho died at Newburgh, 
N. Y, April 2, 1SS6, aged 63. She died January 29, 1SS4, aged 36. Children : 

1. Olive Penniman, born at Newburgh, November 15, 1SS0. 

2. Cordelia, born at Newburgh, August 1, 1SS2. 

3. Thomas Scudder, born at Newburgh, November 13, 1883. 

The latter was adopted April lS, 1S84, by John F.Winslow 
and Harriet W. Winslow, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., by the 
name of Thomas Scudder Winslow. 



Frances, third child of Eliphalet (2), born May 12, 1805, died m Chicago, 
January 18, 1875 ; married. May 18, 1S25, Rev. John Blatchford, D. D. (brother 
of Dr. Thomas \V. Blatchford, who married her aunt, Harriet Wickes), son of 
Rev. Samuel Blatchford, D. D., and Alicia Windeatt, born May 24, 1799, died 
at St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 1855. Their children are: 

1. Eliphalet Wickes, born at Stillwater, N. Y., May 31, 1S26; 

married, October 7, 185S, Maiy Emily, daughter of John 
Chandler Williams. 

2. Richard Milford, born at Stillwater, August 20, 1827, died at 

Bridgeport, Conn., February 20, 1832. 

3. Martha Wickes, born at Stillwater, June 17, 1829, died at Hart- 

ford, Conn., May 19, 1S62; married, November 4, 1S52, 
Morris Collins. 

4. John Samuel, bom at Bridgeport, Conn., January 19, 1831. 

5. Frances Alicia, born at Bridgeport, Conn., September 6, 1832, 

died at West Ely, Mo., June 6, 1846. 

6. Eliza Allen, born at Bridgeport, September 22, 1S34, died at 

Chicago, June 19, 1835. 

7. Harriet Punnett, born May 9, 1837, at Jacksonville, 111.; died 

at Chicago, August 7, 1838. 

8. Eliza Harriet, born at Chicago, November 21, 1838, died at 

Chicago, March 3, 1S39. 

9. Alexander, born at Wheeling, Va., January i, 1840, died at 

Ouincy, 111., October 9, 1847. 

10. Mary Ccbra, born at Marion College, Mo., October 23, 1843, 

died at Ouincy, 111., December 27, 1849. 

11. Alice Windeatt, born December 20, 1S47, at Quincy, 111., died 

at Chicago, August 6, 1892. 

12. Nathaniel Hopkins, born at Ouincy, 111., September 25 1849; 

married Ella Marion Philbrick, May 18, 1872; died April 
29, 1899. 

Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, eldest son of Frances Wickes and 
Rev. John Blatchford, born May 31, 1826; married, October 7, 1858, Man- 
Emily Williams. Children: 

1. Paul, born July 18, 1859. 

2. Amv, born May 20, 1862. 


3. Frances May, born May 25, 1865. 

4. Edward Williams, bom July 13, 1S6S. 

5. Florence, born January 24, 1872, died June 4, 1874. 

6. Charles Hammond, born January 2, 1S74. 

7. Eliphalet Huntington, born October 9, 1876. 

Paul Blatchford, eldest son of Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, born July 
18, 1859; married, May 24, 1887, Frances Veazie Lord. Children: 

1. John, born April 20, 18S8. 

2. Dorothy Lord, born December 10, 1SS9. 

3. Barbara, born September 14, 1894. 

4. Charles Lord, born February 12. 1897. 

Amy Blatchford, eldest daughter of Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, born 
May 20, 1862; married, November 7, 1889, Rev. Howard Sweetser Bliss, 

1. Mary Williams, born November 16, 1890. 

2. Margaret Blatchford, born January 21, 1893. 

3. Alice Wood, born November 23, 1894. 

4. Daniel, born March 15, 189S. 

5. Howard Huntington, born April 12, 1903, in Beirut, Syria, 

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Charles Hammond Blatchford, sixth child of Eliphalet Wickes Blatch- 
ford, born January 2, 1874; married, November 30, 1899, Carita Tyler Clark. 
Children : 

1. Eliphalet Lawrence Blatchford, born May 3, 1902. 


Martha Wickes Blatchford, third child of Frances, daughter of 
Eliphalct Wickes, born June 17, 1S29; married, November 4, 1852, Morris 
Collins, son of Amos Morris Collins, of Hartford, Conn. She died May 19, 
1S62. Children: 

1. John Blatchford Collins, born September 7, 1853. 

2. Fiances Wickes Collins, born December 25, 1854, died January 

3. lS 59- 

3. Mary Lyman Collins, born September 1, 1856, died December 

22, 1S58. 

4. Amos Morris Collins, born November 25, 1857, died January 

26, 1902. 

5. Martha Blatchford Collins, born July 12, 1859, died November 

6, 18S9; married John F. Downing. 

6. Alice Blatchford Collins, born November 30, i860. 

7. Richard Ely Collins, born May 9, 1862, died September 5, 1862. 

John Blatchford Collins, grandson of Rev. John Blatchford and 
Frances Wickes, born September 7, 1853 ! married, November 1 1, 1S74, Nellie 
Davis; married (2) Nellie Rebecca Thompson, December 15, 1897. Children: 

1. Morris Collins, born October 26, 1875, died July 21, 1894. 

2. Charles Blatchford Collins, born October 23, 1877. 

Amos Morris Collins, grandson of Rev. John Blatchford and Frances 
Wickes, born November 25, 1857; married, February 5, 1879, Charlotte 
Brown Young. He died January 26, 1902. Children: 

1. Martha Wickes Collins, born December 25, 1S80, died March 

11, 1S81. 

2. Anna Blatchford Collins, born September 2, 1892. 

3. Amos Morris Collins, born March 27, 1900. 



Martha Blatchford Collins, fifth child of Martha Wickes Blatchford, 
born July 12, 1S59; married John Franklin Downing, May 25, iS3i. She 
died November 6, 1889. Children: 

1. Frank Collins Downing, born February 19, 1884. 

2. Blatchford Downing, born December 10, 1886. 

Nathaniel Hopkins Blatchford, twelfth child of Rev. John and 
Frances Wickes Blatchford, born September 25, 1849; married Ella Marion 
Philbrick, May 18, 1872. She died April 29, 1899. He married (2) Helen 
Wheeler, of Chicago, August 12, 1901. Children : 

1. Agnes, born September 21, 1875, died April 23, 18S4. 

2. Francis Wickes, born September 20, 1875. Married Novem- 

ber 29, 1902, to Frances Greene Larned. Had daughter 
Ella Marion, born November 5, 1903. 

3. Luther Morrill, born January 31, 1878, died June 24, 1888. 

4. Nathaniel Hopkins, Jr., born November 21, 1883. 



Harriet, fourth child of Eliphalet (2), married Henry Punnett (brother 
to Thomas S. Wickes' first wife). He died at Porto Rico, West Indies, Sep- 
tember 16, 1848. Children: 

1. Henry Walter, born at Newtown, July 20, 1830, died Septem- 

ber 20, 1S31. 

2. Thomas Wickes Punnett (Rev.), born at Jamaica, February 

7, 1 S3 2; married Mary Esther Gill, of Annapolis, June 7, 
i860. She died November 25, iS;S; married 2nd time 
L. Gertrude Roosevelt, February 7, 1889, at Skaneateles, 
N. Y. Residence, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

3. Elizabeth, born at Jamaica, N. Y., September 14, 1833, died at 

Troy, N. Y., August 27, 1S34. 

4. William Henry, born at Troy, September 19, 1834, died at 

St. Thomas, January 14, 1848. 

Henry Punnett married (2), April 10, 1838, Anna Stewart, of Albany. 
She died January 9, 1842. Children : 

1. Edward Kirk Punnett, born February 19, 1839; he married, 

lives at St Paul. 

2. Anna Stewart, born January 6, 1842. 



Van Wyck, son of Thomas Wickes (4), married, September 19, 1S11, 
Eliza, daughter of Stephen Herriman, of Jamaica (then deceased). She 
was born December 16, 17S9, and died at Orange, N. J., May 24, 1S64. He 
died June 13, 1865. 


Rev. Mr. Eaitoute.and wife, — minister. 

Thomas Wickes and wife, — father of groom. 

Eliphalet Wickes and wife, — brother of groom. 

Harriet Wickes (bridesmaid), — sister of groom. 

Elizabeth Herriman, — mother of bride. 

William S. Herriman, — brother of bride. 

John Y. Cebra and wife, — sister and her husband. 

James Herriman, — cousin of bride. 

Magdalen Herriman, — aunt of bride. 

Margaret Herriman, — cousin of bride. 

Sarah Smith, — great aunt of bride. 

Mary Smith, — great aunt of bride. 

Benjamin- Smith (groomsman), — second cousin of bride. 

Samuel Skidmore Smith— second cousin of bride. 

Nehemiah Denton and wife, — uncle of bride. 

Joseph L. Hewlett and wife, — sister of groom and husband. 

Mrs. Breeze, — sister of John Y. Cebra. 

Children : 

1. Stephen (M. D.), born at Jamaica, March 17, 1813, died July 8, 

1889, at Orange, N. J. 
2 Thomas (Rev., D. D.), born at Jamaica, October 31, 1814, died 
at Orange, N. J., November 10, 1870. 

3. Mary, born at New York, January 28, 1S17; married Lucius T. 


4. William W., born at Jamaica, March 13, 1819, died February 

19, 1900, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

5. Henry (Rev.), born at Jamaica, Feb. 1 1, 1S21, died at Rochester, 

N. Y., March 23, 1897. 

6. John (Rev.), born at Jamaica, February 14, 1823, died June 5, 

1 90 1, at Attica, N. Y. 

Note.— Harriet (Blatchford) died April 12, 1875, the last survivor of this company. 


7. Elizabeth Herriman, born at Jamaica, April 15, 1S25, died at 

Troy, August 13, 1S51. 

8. Van Wyck, born at Jamaica, June 7, 1827, died at Jamaica, 

October S, 1S28. 

9. Harriet, born at Jamaica, October 22, 1S29, died at Jamaica, 

September 30, 1S31. 
10. Van Wyck (2), born at Jamaica, April 24, 1832, died August 
2S, 1895, in Brooklyn. 


Stephen Wickes, son of Van Wyck, married (1) Mary Whitney, daugh- 
ter of Isaac Heyer, New York, February 24, 1S36. She died in Troy, March 
9, 1838, at the age of 25 years. He married (2), April 1, 1841, Lydia Matilda, 
daughter of Joseph Howard, of Brooklyn, and widow of William H. Van Sin- 
dercn, M. D., of the same place. Lydia Matilda Wickes died August 9, 1896, 
in Orange, N. J., aged 8^, years. (See life of Stephen.) 

Children by first marriage : 

1. Eliza Polhemus, born in Troy, January 19, 1837. 

2. Thomas, born in Troy, March 5, 183S, died in Troy, May 2, 


Children by second marriage : 

3. Mary Heyer, born in Troy, February 22, 1842. 

4. Matilda Van Sinderen, born in Troy, April 10, 1844. 

5. Joseph Howard, born in Troy, September 27, 1848, died July 

28, 1849. 

Matilda Van Sinderen, daughter of Stephen (M. D.), married, June 25, 
1873, Charles K. Ensign, of Orange, N. J. Children: 

1. May Wickes, born May 19, 1874, in Orange, N. J. 

2. Edith Bridgman, born October 27, 1877, in Orange, N.J.; died 

January 3, 18S8. 

3. Emilie Kingsley, born May 2, 1884, in Orange, N. J. 

4. Ethel Howard, born April 7, 18S6, in Orange, N. J.; died July 

4, 1886. 

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May Wickes Ensjgx, grand-daughter of Stephen Wickes, M. D., born 
May 19,1874; married, September 26, 1S99, Peirson Sterling Page, M. D., 
of Springfield, Mass. Children : 

1. Charles Ensign Page, born at Springfield, Mass., March 27, 

1 90 1, died April 2, 1901. 

2. Edith Ensign Page, born at Springfield, Mass., April 30, 1902. 




Thomas D. D., 'son of Van Wyck, married, first, Mary Antoinette, daugh- 
ter of Alexander Gunn, D. D., November 7, 1S38. She died at Marietta, O., 
May 20, 184S. He married, second, Lydia Fiances Rockwell, August 28, 
1849. She died June 30, 1902, at Brooklyn, N. Y., and was buried at Basking 
Ridge, N. J. [See life of Thomas.] Children: 

1. Sarah Eliza, born at Marietta, O., February 25, 1842. 

2. Amelia 'Lambert, born at Marietta, O., September 24, 1844, 

died at Marietta, September 18, 1851. 

3. Harriet Frances, born at Marietta, O., December 8, 1846; mar- 

ried Charles N. Nye. 

4. Thomas Alexander, born at Marietta, O., May 13, 184S; mar- 

ried, July 27, 1 87 1, Elizabeth Darling Woodbridge, of 
Marietta, O. 

5. Mary Flopkins, born at Marietta, O., February 21, 1852. 

6. William Rockwell, born at Marietta, O., July 2, 1853. 

7. Caroline Hubbell, born at Marietta, O., December 25, 1854. 

Thomas Alexander Wickes (Rev.), son of Rev. Thomas and grandson 
of Van Wyck, married Elizabeth Darling Woodbridge, of Marietta, O., July 
27, 1871. Removed to Montana. Children : 

1. William Woodbridge, born at Marietta, O., December 5, 1872. 

2. Elizabeth Darling, born at Hamilton, Mo., December 21, 1877. 

3. Mary Ward, born July 15, 1881, at Wickes, Montana, married 

William Warren Taylor, M. D., July 27, 1903. 

William Woodbridge Wickes, son of Thomas A. Wickes, married, July 
27, 1896, Helen C. Stinson, of North Carolina, at Boulder, Montana. Children : 

1. Margaret Stinson Wickes, born January 15, 1899. 

2. Elizabeth Woodbridge Wickes, born July 7, 190-0. 

3. Thomas Alexander Wickes, born December 29, 1902. 


Elizabeth Darling Wickes, daughter of Thomas A. Wickes, married 
Frank M. Hope, July 27, 1898, of Boulder, Montana. Children: 

1. Mary Elizabeth Hope, born October 9, 1900. 

2. Alice Wickes Hope, born December 5, 1903. 


Harriet Frances Nye, daughter of Rev. Thomas and grand-daughter of 
VanWyck, married at Jamestown, N. Y., December 8. 1S69, Charles Nathaniel 
Nye, who was born at Marietta, O., May 20, 1843. They now reside at Los 
Angeles, Cal. Children : 

1. William Putnam Nye, born at Canton, O., January 16, 1874. 

2. Arthur Wickes Nye, born at Canton, O., January 28, 1882. 

William Putnam Nye, son of Harriet Frances (Wickes) Nye, married 
at Oberlin, O., December 28, 1897, Myra B. Sturtevant. They now live at 
Glendora, Cal. Children : 

1. Wilbur Sturtevant Nye, born at Canton, O., October 12, 1898. 

2. Robert Carroll Nye, born October 4, 1901. 

William Rockwell, son of Rev. Thomas and grandson of Van Wyck 
Wickes, married, June 28, 18S2, Mary A. Dean, of Milan, O. He is now 
Instructor in Mathematics in Chicago Manual Training School of the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. Children : 

1. Dean Rockwell Wickes, born at Granville, O., September 10, 



Mary, daughter of Van Wyck, married, August 29, 1843, Lucius T 
Rossiter. He died August 24, 1879, aged 69 years." Children: 

1. Edward Van Wyck, born at St. Louis, Mo., July 13, 1844 

2. Walter King, born at St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 1S46. 

3. William Wickes, born at Troy, N.Y., February '9, 1848, died in 

Brooklyn, N. Y., April ^o, 1897. 

4. Mary Wickes, born at Troy, April 29, 1S49, died February 1- 


5. Frank Powers, born at Brooklyn, August 19, 1852. 

6. Anna, born at Brooklyn; died in infancy, January 7, 1856. 

7. Elizabeth, born at Brooklyn, December 12, 1854. 

8. Lucius T., born in Brooklyn, September 4, 1S56. 

9. Arthur Lawrence, born at Brooklyn, October i8, 1857, died 

August 11, 1858. 
10. Clinton L., born at Brooklyn, February 13, i860. 

Edward Van Wyck Rossiter, eldest son of Mary, daughter of Van 
Wyck Wickes, married Estelle Hewlett, daughter of Joseph L. Hewlett (tribe 
of Hannah Wickes), June 16, 1869. Children: 

1. Edward J^awrence, born at Great Neck, August 14, 1S70. 

2. Estelle Hewlett, born at Flushing, October 6, 1872. 

3. Arthur Wickes, born at Flushing, October 8, 1874. 

4. Frank Herriman, born at Flushing, March 14, 187S. 

5. Mary Hewlett, born at Flushing, October 29, 1SS2. 

6. Ernest Tuttle, born at Flushing, January 26, 1884. 

Edward Lawrence Rossiter, son of E. V. W. Rossiter, married Ella 
Fowler, of Brooklyn, N. Y., June 5, 1894. Children: 

1. Lawrence Fowler Rossiter, born March 23, 1895. 

2. Dorothy Rossiter, born May 5, 1900. 

Estelle Hewlett Rossiter, daughter of E. V. W. Rossiter, married 
Charles Edward Titus, in Flushing, No\ r ember 10, 1S98. Children: 

1. Arthur Rossiter Titus, born at Flushing, November 6, 1899. 

2. Charles Edward, born at Flushing, March 22, 1902. 


Walter King Rossiter, second son of Mary, married, April 26, ■ 
Emilie K. (born July 6, 1850), daughter of J. C. Mayo, of Beaufort, S. C 

1. Marie Louise, born at New York, February 16, 1S72. 

2. Ethel Mayo, born at Orange, N. J., March 29, 1874; married, 

November 5, 1902, Peter Duncan MacNaughton, M. D., of 
Calumet, Mich. 

3. Helen Wickes, born at Beaufort, S. C, March 14, 1876. 

4. Emilie, born at Brooklyn, March 14, 1S79, died at Brooklyn, 

June 1 1, 1879. 

William Wickes Rossiter, third son of Mary, married (i), August 2, 
1870, Emma, daughter of Robert Richmond, of Brooklyn, who died April 30, 
1897. He married (2) Helen Hendrick, daughter of James Hendrick, of 
Albany, N. Y. Children : 

1. Van Wyck Wickes, born at Brooklyn, May 12, 1S71. 

2. Julie, born at Brooklyn, January 21, 1873. 

3. W 7 illiam, born at Brooklyn, November 13, 1877. 


Van Wvck Wickes Rossiter, born May 12, i87i,son of William W, 
Rossiter, married, Ociober io, 1895, Mabel Fuller, of Livcrmore, California. 

Children : 

1. Richmond, born November S, 1896. 

2. Ruth Mabel, born September 29, 1897. 

3. Van Wyck, born May 26, 1900. 

4. Margaret, born April 22^1901. 

Julie Rossiter, daughter of William W. Rossiter, born January 21, 1S73, 
married John J. Hinchman, April 29, 1896. Children: 

1. William Rossiter Hinchman, born January 26, 1S97. 

2. Emma Richmond Hinchman, born December 30, 1899. 


Elizabetii Rossiter, daughter of Mary Wickcs, married (i), June 30, 

1877, Charles I. De Baun, of Brooklyn. She married (2) Howard Gibb, 

December 31, 1S97. Children: 

1. Bessie, born in Brooklyn, June 13, 1878. 

2. Lucius Rossiter, born in Brooklyn, December 25, 1879. 

3. Irene, born in Brooklyn, August 12, 1SS1. 

4. Edith, born in Brooklyn, April 26, 1883. 

5. Howard Gibb, Jr., born June 26, 1899. 


Clinton Lawrence Rossiter, youngest son of Mary, married Jessie 
Louise Goodrich, of Brooklyn, N. Y., April 3, 18S4, daughter of Judge William 
W. Goodrich. Children : 

1. Marjorie, born in Brooklyn, February io, 1885. 

2. Lille, born in Brooklyn, August 10, 1SS6. 

3. William Winton Goodrich, born in Brooklyn, August 2, 1889. 

4. Clinton Lawrence, born in Buffalo, April 13, 1895. 



William W. Wickes, fourth child of Van Wyck, married, June 6, 1850, 
Rebecca Jane Hutchinson, of Brooklyn, N. Y. She died November 24, 1867. 
They had one son, who died in a few hours. In October, 1859, he adopted a 
child 18 months of age, as his daughter, naming her Annie L. Wickes. She 
was married March 27, 1879, to Benjamin F. Stephens, who died October 
16, 1903, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Children: 

1. Carrie Wickes Stephens, born in Brooklyn, January 1, 1880. 

2. William Wickes Stephens, born in Brooklyn, January 29, 1883. 

3. Florence Parsons Stephens, born in Flatbush, L. I., June 16, 


4. Benjamin Fredenburgh, bom in Flatbush, L. I., October 30, 


5. Everett Irving, born in Flatbush, L. I., February 26, 1892. 



Henry (Rev.), fifth child of Van Wyck, married, May 8, 1856, Elizabeth 
F. Bardwell, daughter of Rev. Horatio Bardwell, D. D. ( of Oxford, Mass., an 
early missionary to India. Children: 

1. Robert Bardwell, born at Guilford, Conn., August 3, 1857. 

2. Alice Herriman, born at Deep River, Conn., August 1, 1859. 

3. Laura W., born at Deep River, Conn., October 28, 1861. 

4. Henry Van Wyck, born at Deep River, Conn., May 2, 1864. 

Robert Bardwell Wickes, born August 3, 1857 (son of Rev. Henry 
Wickes), married Margaret Perkins Cogswell, September 19, 1889 (born at 
Rochester, N. Y., December 22, 1861, daughter of William F. and Martha 
Breck Cogswell). Children: 

1. Francis Cogswell, born July 7, 1890. 

2. Philip Bardwell, born March 23, 1893. 

3. Elizabeth, born November 15, 1S94. 

4. Hemy Herriman, born May 22, 1898. 
All born at Rochester, N. Y. 



John Wickes (Rev.), son ofVanWyck, married, September 16, 1S62 
Amy Moore, of Brighton, N. Y. Children: 

* 1. Amy, born at Brighton, N. Y., March 29, 1864. 
2. Van Wyck, born at Attica, August 14, 1S67. 

Amy Wickes, born March 29, 1864 (daughter of Rev. John Wickes) 
married, May 16, 188S, Charles E. Loomis, of Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 
son of Hon. James Harvey Loomis. Children: 

1. Margaret Loomis, born May 2, 1889, died May 14, 1889. 

2. Charles Wickes Loomis, born May 15, 1890. 

3. Van Wyck Wickes Loomis, born December 16, 1891. 

4. John Harvey Loomis, born October 14, 1894. 


Van Wyck Wickes, youngest child of Van Wyck (1), married, October 
3, 1 86 1, Josephine L., daughter (by a second marriage) of Joseph L. Hewlett, 
of Great Neck, L. I. She died March 7, 1895. He died August 28, 1895. 
Children : 

1. Albert Ethelred, born in New York, September 10, 1862. 

2. Eliza Herriman, born in New York, October 3, 1867. 


Harriet, daughter of Thomas Wickes (4), married at Jamaica, February 
3, 1 81 9, Thomas W. Blatchford, M. D., brother of Rev. John Blatchford, D. D. 
(see tribe of Eliphalet). They had issue, viz. : 

1. Thomas Wickes, born at Jamaica, February 20, 1820, died at 

Troy, August 23, 1S63. 

2. Samuel T., born at Jamaica, March 4, 1822, died at Fort Hamil- 

ton, L. I., August 28, i8S6, at 64 years. 

3. John T., born at Jamaica, June iS, 1823. 

4. George Edgcombe, born at Jamaica, January 26, 1825, died at 

Troy, October 5, 1828. 

5. Harriet, born at Jamaica, May 8, 1828, died at Troy, August 

18, 1828. 

6. Harriet (2), born at Troy, February 21, 1829, died at Troy, 

N. Y., August 28, 1896. 

Thomas Wickes, son of Harriet and Thomas W T ickes Blatchford, married 
November 9, 1847, Jane Bunce Smith. They had one child, Amy, born at 
Great Barrington, Mass., September 4, 1855. 

1. Amy Blatchford, daughter of Thomas Wickes Blatchford, married 
at Brooklyn, N. Y., June 4, 1883, Samuel Dwight Wilcox, 
born at Ithaca, N. Y., May 6, 1862. Their child is Thomas 
Blatchford, born at New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., May 
27, 18S5. 

Samuel T., son of Harriet (Wickes) and Thomas W. Blatchford, married, 
December 27, 1848, Agnes Euphemia Leadbeater, of New York. They had 
issue, viz. : 

1. Thomas Windeatt, born at New York, September 3, i85i,died 

at Troy, N. Y., January 7, 1856. 

2. Kate, born at Federal Store, October 3, 1853, died at Brook- 

lyn, N. Y., July 29, 1857. 

3. Thomas Windeatt (2), born at New York, January 24, 1857. — 

Vid. " Blatchford memorial." 

4. Richard Milford, born at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., August 7,1859, 

married at Brooklyn, Natalie Cary Green, born July 25, 1S64. 



Hannah, daughter of Thomas (4), was married at her brother Eliphalet's 
house, in Jamaica, L. I., August 20, 1800, to Joseph L. Hewlett, of Great 
Neck, L. I. They had issue, three children, viz.: 

1. Joseph L., horn at Little Neck, January 4, 1809. 

2. Harriet, born at Great Neck, November i, 1S14. 

3. Thomas, born and died with his mother, March 8, 1816. 

Joseph Lawrence Hewlett, son of Hannah, was married January 20, 
1836, to Mary T. Cornwell, daughter of John Cornwell, of Manhasset, L. I 
They had issue, viz. : 

1. Mary Elizabeth, born at Manhasset, August 6, 1838, died at 

Great Neck, Februaiy 21, 1S40. 

2. Mary Cornwell, born at Great Neck, November 25, 1840. died 

at Saratoga Springs, November 7, 1871. 

3. Joseph L., born at Great Neck, and died next day, January 18, 


4. Estelle, born at Great Neck, March 30, 1845. 

Estelle, daughter of Joseph L. Hewlett, was married June 16, 1869, to 
Edward V. W. Rossiter. (See tribe of Van Wyck.) 

Harriet, daughter of Joseph L. and Hannah Hewlett, married, May 23, 
1838, William Mitchell Smith, of Great Neck. He died July 2 or 3, 18S4, 
aged 68. They had issue, viz. : 

1. Harriet Wickes, born at Great Neck, February 7, 1839. 

2. William Mitchell, born at Great Neck, March iS, 1842, died at 

Great Neck, April 10, 1863. 

3. Susan, born at Great Neck, August 29, 1853. 



John Harriman is said to have landed at Plymouth in 1620. He was 
at New Haven in 1646. He was put in charge of the town ordinary, of which 
he was keeper for many years. He was also a respected church member. He 
had two children, John, baptized January 16, 1647, and Elizabeth, baptized 
July 23, 164S. The latter was married, April n, 1665, to Capt. John Miles 
who was an owner of land in Elizabethtown, N. J., about 1670, perhaps 
earlier. She died December 3, 1674 ; the husband, November 7, 1704. Their 
eldest son was John Miles, who was admitted an " associate " in Elizabeth- 
town, 1695. (Hatfield's History E. Town.) The son, Rev. John Harriman, 
was trained under the care of the Rev. John Davenport, who persuaded his 
father to give him a liberal education. His preliminary studies were pursued at 
the grammar school of Jeremiah Peck, at New Haven. At the age of fifteen 
he entered college at Cambridge, Mass., where he graduated in 1667. He 
afterwards taught the grammar school at New Haven several years, preaching 
at the same time occasionally in that same town, at East Haven and a^t 
W alii no-ford. 

In 1674 he went to Southampton, Long Island. He was the third min- 
ister of that place, being put in possession of the parsonage April 12, 1675, 
"upon termes the town and he hath agreed on." He seems to have been engaged 
soon after (in 1676) as a stated supply in New Haven, where he was till 1682. 
After his return to Connecticut, he addressed a letter to Mr. Thomas Cooper, 
of Southampton, in which he dunned the congregation for some supposed 
arrearages of salary. The letter was considered in town meeting, and the 
following answer was voted : 

"Mr. Herriman {sic) was so long absent and the town paid so much for 
him, which he promised to repay; also considering the manifold inconveniences 
that he exposed the town unto, Mr. Herriman in equity ought to make the 
town compensation, than that they should pay him one penny for his last half 
year's pains among us." His being " long absent" may have been occasioned 
by his engagement at New Haven. (Prime's History of L. I.) 

In October, 1684, he was engaged in running the boundary line between 
New York and Connecticut, having been appointed surveyor by the General 
Court at Hartford, May 8, 1684. He was employed as surveyor for a year or 
more, when he migrated to New Jersey, having many old friends in Elizabeth 
who had gone from Connecticut and Long Island. 

He was installed pastor of the church there about September, 1687. Fie 
married, about 1673, Hannah, daughter of Richard Bryan, of Milford, Conn. 


Her sister was married to Joseph Treat, of Milford, probably a brother of 
Robert Treat, a primitive settler of Newark, N. J., in 1666. When he came 
to New Jersey, in his 40th yenr, he had six children, viz.: John, an eminent 
land surveyor; Samuel, Ann, Mary, Leonard and Richard. Three sons weie 
born to him in New Jersey. 

In 1692 he applied to the proprietors of East Jersey for a grant of land, 
and received one hundred acres " in the plains," which he cleared and culti- 
vated. He charges in his ledger, still preserved, " My lot in the plaines," June 
6, 1 701, with cost of "beer, cake and rum to the volunteers at the clearino- 
said Lot, £1 ys. yd" He was a man of large business. In addition to his 
preaching and pastoral visitations, he worked his acres, carried on a flouring 
mill and cider press, was agent for the supply of glass, a land surveyor, a mem- 
ber of the Provincial Legislature for four years, dealt in real estate and kept a 
boarding school. 

He dealt in slaves also, at least for his own use. Item from his books: 
"We bought the negro, Toncy, August 14, 1697, of Charles Tooker, Jr., for 
48/." Again, "of Mr. James Emot, an Indian girle, named Hagar, for 
^19, 10." It was the custom to take a contribution every Sunday. He 
kept an account of the proceeds. Here is one entry: " Eeb. 19 — Cash, igs. 
ioj,{d. Wampum \\d. Total, £\, oo.<\ g}{d." The Clergy at this date did 
not receive their full support from the parishes. Smith, in his History of New 
Jersey, says : " We know none that have a settled preacher that follows no 
other employment, save one town, Newark." 

Mr. Harriman had the confidence and affection of his people. He died 
August 20, 1705, in his 58th year. The following appears in the "Boston 
News Letter " of September 10, 1 705 : 

" Elizabethtown, New Jersey, August 30. On Monday the 20th currant, 
died here in the afternoon, the Reverend Mr. John Harriman, Pastor of the 
Church in this place, aged about 60 years, who the same day at a church 
meeting told his people that the time of his departure drew near, and exhorted 
them to peace and unity, one with another, and to stand fast in the Covenant 
that they had engaged themselves to." (Hatfield's History of Elizabeth- 
town; Prime's History of Long Island ; Smith's History of New Jersey.) 


i. John Harriman, in New Haven, Conn., 1646. 

2. Rev. John Harriman, died in 1 705, in EHzabethtown, N.J. Children: 

John, born 1674, died 1730; land surveyor. 
Richard, born 1685. 

3. Stephen (i), born about 16S9; was in EHzabethtown as late as 1729. 


Other children : 

4. Stephen (2), bom 1 730, son of the first Stephen ; migrated to Jamaica, 

Long Island ; married Martha Denton ; changed his name to Herri- 
man; died at Jamaica, 1770. Children: 

Stephen (3), born May 6, 1757, died May 26, 1792, aged 35; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Smith, who was born February 3, 1760, and died 
December 29, 1847. Marriage license dated July n, 1783. 
James, born September 15, 1761; married Magdalene (see 7. 

Martha, born July 23, 1766; married Eliphalet Wickes (see family 
of Eliphalet Wickes); died May 7, 1821. 

5. Stephen (3), above, had children : 

William S., born October 24, 1791 (below), died April 6, 1867. 
Mary, born February 27, 1 7S.6; married John Yates Cebra, April 8 

1809 ; no children. 
Eliza, born December 16, 1789; married Van Wyck Wickes 

September 19, 1 Si 1 (see family of Van Wyck Wickes), died 

May 24, 1864. 

6. William S., born October 24, 1791 (above); married Maria Bell 

Frecke, December 13, 1820. She was born July 3, 1795. Children: 

John F., born February 1, 1822; married Margaret M. Suydam, 
February, 1846; died November 15, 1853. 

Elizabeth, born July 15, 1823, died February n, 1824. 

Stephen H., born March 11, 1825 ; married Helen V. B. Garret- 
sen. He died November 17, 1892. (His son, William S., 
died in Morristown, N. J., in 1896, aged 37. Another son 
died in infancy, and daughters, Helen, unmarried, and Maria 
Bell, who married Horace Clark Hagen. No children.) 

William Henry, born February 7, 1829; married Elizabeth Wyck- 
off. Lives in Italy. No children. 



Anna Maria, born June 24, 1S31, died December 5, 1832. 

Caroline, born ; married Henry D. Polhemus, 

who was born 182S, and died February 17, 1S95. No chil- 

7. James (son of Stephen, above), born 1761, died October 6, 1S01 ; mar- 
ried Magdalene , born November 27, 1769. Died Nov. 19, 1841. 

Children : 

James, who lived and died in Jamaica. Had issue. 

John, born July 30, 1797, died July 25, 1835, lived and died in 
New York. Had issue. 

Stephen, married, and lived in New Orleans. Had issue. 

Margaret, born March 6, 1796, unmarried, died 1851. 

Martha, born October 29, 1789, died October 15, 1853, married 

Benjamin Wright. Had issue. 

Elizabeth Smith, who married Stephen Herriman, Jr., was the daughter 
of Ephraim and Mary Smith, of Flushing, Long Island. Mary Smith was the 
daughter of Samuel Skidmore (died 1 782), and Mary Gray, and after the death 
of her first husband, Ephraim Smith, she married Thomas Denton, a brother 
of the Martha Denton who married Stephen Herriman. 

Elizabeth Smith Herriman had a brother Isaac who lived and died at 
Wappinger's Creek, Dutchess County, and was the father of Ephraim Smith. 
She had a sister, Mary, who married a Smith and had sons, Samuel Skidmore 
Smith and Benjamin Smith. She also had a sister Sally, who died unmarried 
February 18, 1857, aged 95. The mother of Elizabeth Smith Herriman was 
a sister of Phebe Skidmore, third wife of Hendrick Suydam, of Hallet's Cove. 

The Will of Ephraim Smith, dated February 12, 1763, proved April 19, 
1763, leaves to his wife, Mary, and daughters, Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah, 
each $100, and all the rest to his son, Isaac. Makes his honored father-in law, 
Samuel Skidmore, and his friend and nephew, Samuel Denton, of Jamaica, 

The children of Thomas Denton and Mary Smith were : 

1. Thomas Denton, born 1772, died 1796. No issue. 

2. Nehemiah Denton, born 1773, died 1844 (executor of Will of 

Stephen Herriman). 

3. Samuel Denton, born 1775, died 1799. No issue. 

4. Martha (called Patty), born ; married Samuel Wilkins. 



Rev. Richard Denton, pastor of the church at Wethersfield, Conn., in 

1640, was bred at the University of Cambridge, where he had his degree of 
A. 13. at Catherine Hall in 1S23. He was from Yorkshire, born 1586, and 
probably came to this country in consequence of the restrictions placed upon 
the independents and non-conformants, with Governor Winthrop. He 
came to Watertown, Mass., in 1634. He removed to Stamford, Conn., in 
1644, and then to Hempstead, Long Island, where he remained until he 
returned to England in 1659. He was the first pastor of the church in Hemp- 
stead. We learn from Mather that he had been a minister at Halifax, in 
Yorkshire, and from other sources that he had in 1631 the curacy of Coley 
chapel in Halifax. He was] of good family but a little man, blind in one eye. 
He wrote a system of divinity. 

The History of Queen's County says: " From Mr. Denton's known views 
the friends of Presbyterianism reach the conclusion that the church was 
Presbyterian, and from the fact that the first church (at Hempstead) was called 
'Christ's First Church,' it is supposed by many that this was the earliest 
Presbyterian church in America." 

"The first meeting house was erected in 1648. It stood near the pond 
in the northwest part of the village, and was surrounded by, or at least con- 
nected with, a fort or stockade." " It may be proper to observe that at this 
time the most intimate connection existed between church and state in all 
Christian countries. In towns which, like Hempstead, were Presbyterian (that 
is, which chose their own officers) this particularly was the case. The same 
persons constituted "the church" and "the town" and elected the two boards 
of magistrates and elders, who were often the same individuals." 

Rev. Richard Denton died in England in 1662, aged 76 years (see Mather's 
Magnalia). tie left four sons, Richard, Samuel, Nathaniel and Daniel. Richard 
was among the settlers of Hempstead, Long Island, and Nathaniel in 1660 
was living in Jamaica where he and his squadron were authorized to mow at 
the Haw-trees. 

The lines of descent from Nathaniel Denton to Martha Herriman who 
married EHphalet Wickes in 1790; and from the same source to Eliza Herri- 
man, who in 181 1 married Van Wyck Wickes, are given below, as is also the 
synopsis of a female line through which Mrs. Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford 
traces her descent from Rev. Richard Denton through his son Daniel. 

In records of Hempstead "A," page 1 2, we read : " 1657 — A quarter's rate 
is made for Mr. Richard Denton for his wages for the year, the sum being 


,£17-10, the levy being $%d. the acre. The gatherers are William Washburn 
and Thomas Demont." 

" 165S — Another quarter's rate is made by the Townsmen for the sum of 
,£17-10 for the payment of Mr. Denton's last quarter, to be paid in wheat at 
$s. per bushel or oats at 2s. 6d. The sum levied upon this rate at 3*^/. per 
acre of meadow, amounts to £ig~i. n 

And in Hist. Documents, Vol. Ill, page 10 , we read: " 1657, Aug. 5. 
At Hempstead, say the Dutch ministers, there are some Independents, also many 
of the Dutch persuasion and Presbyterians. They have a Presbyterian preacher, 
Richard Denton, an honest, pious and learned man, who has in all things con- 
formed to our church. The Independents listen attentively to his preaching, 
but when he begins to baptize the children of parents who are not members 
of the church, they sometimes burst out of the church." 


Rev. Richard Denton's son was Nathaniel, who married Sarah 

and died before 1695. 


Nathaniel's son, Nathaniel Denton, Jr., married Elizabeth Ashman, 
daughter of Robert and Catherine Ashman, of Jamaica, Long Island, and 
died in 1719. Nathaniel's Will, dated March 16, 1719, was probated March, 
29, 1 719. 


His son, James Denton, married Martha , and died in 1757. 

James's Will, dated March 14, 1757, was proved July 21, 1757. 


James's daughter, Martha, born May 5, 1731, married Stephen Herriman, 
May i, 1756, who died July 3, 1770, aged 41 years. Martha married (second) 
John Smith, and died July 7, 1788, aged 57 years. 

The first printed description in the English language of the country now 
forming New Jersey and New York, is a book written by Daniel Denton, a 
son of the first pastor of Hempstead, in 1670. It is called "A Brief Descrip- 
tion of New York," and was printed for John Hancock, London. It was 
reprinted in 1845 and again in 1902. Both Daniel and Nathaniel were 
patentees of the Town of Jamaica, Long Island, in 1656. 

I2 4 



Rev. Richard Denton. 
Nathaniel Denton, 
Nathaniel Denton, Jr., 
James Denton, 
Martha Denton, 
Martha Herriman, 
Frances Wickes, 
Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, 
Paul Blatchford, 


May i, 1756, 
Nov. 28, 1790, 
May 18, 1825, 
Oct. 7, 1S5S, 
May 24, 18S7, 

Sarah . 

Elizabeth Ashman. 

Martha . 

Stephen Herriman. 
Eliphalet Wickes. 
John Blatchford. 
Mary Emily Williams. 
Frances Veazie Lord. 

Rev. Richard Denton. 
Daniel Denton. 
Abigail Denton, 
Abigail Stebbins, 

Jonathan Ashley, 
Dorothy Ashley, 
William Williams, 
John Chandler Williams, 
Eliphalet W. Blatchford, 


Oct. 9, 1682, 
Feb. 1, 1699, 


Dec. 2i, 1763, 
March 6, 1S02, 
Oct. 26, 1831, 
Oct. 7, 1858, 


Benjamin Stebbins, 
Jonathan Ashley. 
Dorothy Williams. 
William Williams. 
Lucy Fitch. 
Mary Martin Moore. 
Mary Emily Williams 


Cornelius Barentse Van Wyck emigrated from Holland in 1660, ana 
settled in Flatbush, L. I., where he married Anna, daughter of Rev. Johannis 
Theodorus Polhemus. By this union he had two sons and five daughters, all 
born in FJatbush. The sons, Theodorus and Johannis, removed to Queens 

Theodorus, who settled at Great Neck, married Margretia Brinkerhoof, 
daughter of Abraham Brinkerhoof, of Flatbush. They had issue, Cornelius, 
Theodorus, Abraham, Barent, Susannah and Altie. The mortal remains of the 
father and mother lie in the Thorne burial-place at Great Neck. 


Barent, born 1703, the youngest son of Theodorus, married Hannah, 
daughter of Thomas Carman. He settled in 1 724 at East Woods, now Wood- 
bury, Long Island, and owned much land. Children: 
(Capt.) Thomas married Rachel Eldert. 
Theodorus married Martha Robbins. 
Samuel married Hannah Hewlett. 
(Capt.) Abraham married Eliz. Wright 
Mary married John Polhemus, 1762. ^ 

Sarah married Simon Cortelyou. , 

Abigail married Thomas W 7 ickes. 
Johannes, second son of Cornelius Barentse, settled in Flushing, at the 
head of Little Neck Bay, now Douglaston. 

Samuel, brother of Abigail Wickes, had Samuel H., who married Mary 
Thorne, and Abraham, who married Zeruah Van Wyck, his cousin, a daughter 
of Capt. Abraham Van Wyck. 

Abraham and Zeruah had Mary, Samuel, Abraham H., Elizabeth (who 
married Joseph L. Hewlett, second wife), Joshua H. (married Sarah M. Hew- 
lett), William and Sarah. The latter died young. 

Note. — Barentse was undoubtedly the surname which the first ancestor had in Holland. 
Van Wyck was assumed, according to one of the customs of the Dutch, to mark their origin 
from the Town of Wyke. It has thus become the patronymic. "Frans Barents" is noted 
as a patentee of Flatbush, 1667. No Van Wyck is named. Barentsen, Barentse, Barents, 
Barentz, are all expressive of " Son of Barent," thus: Cornelius, son of Barent. This was the 
mode of naming children and families in Holland, and in America, in the earlier Colonial 
History of the Dutch families. It is therefore impossible to trace, without an authentic 
genealogical record, the families of our early Dutch settlers back of the early years of the 
eighteenth century. 

They took surnames also from their trades and places of abode. The Jansens (sons of 
John), who early migrated from Kings County, Long Island, to Staten Island, became Van 
Zants (from the sands) and Vandenburgs (from the hills), according to their residence. 
These patronymics abide to this day. 


A number in parentheses following a page number, indicates the number of times a name appears on the sime page. 
A number in parentheses following the name of a person, differentiates several persons of the same name in one 
family. • 

Abbreviations: 6. born; m. married; d. died. 

Ackerly, Samuel, m. 175 1 36 

Ackerly, Samuel, nu 1760. 36 

Adams, John, Carpenter 22 

Adriance, Albert, of Flushing, Estate of, 

1806 3° 

Albany (N. Y.) . . .81, 88(2), 89, 100, 108 

Aider. (N. Y.) 75 

Allen, Prof., of Marietta College 70 

Allen, Dr. Aldis 45- 81, 88 

Allen, Eliza M 45 

Allen, Eliza Martha 88 

Allen, Eliza Martha Wickes 81 

Allen, Margaret 3 2 

Allen, Margaret Wiekes 86 

Allen, Samuel 3 2 

Allen, Dr. Samuel 36, 86 

Alley, Harriet Douw 89 

Allyn, William 18 

America, Earliest Presbyterian Church 


Emigrants to 


American Board of Commfssions of For- 
eign Missions 5^. °7 

Ancient documents 23 

Anderson, Col 77 

Andover Theol. Sem 75- 7& 

Andrews, Rev 7 1 

Andros, Gov. of Connecticut 85 

'Annapolis IO ° 

Anti- Jackson 59 

Apocalypse, Exposition of the, by Dr. 
Thomas Wickes 69 

Asharoken bounds 19, 20 

Asharoken Montinwicok, Sachem. . .ig, 20 

Ashley, Dorothy 124 

Ashley, Jonathan, m. 1699 124 

Ashley, Jonathan, m. 1736 124 

Ashman, Catherine 123 

Ashman, Elizabeth 123, 124 

Ashman, Robert 123 

Attica (N. Y.) IOI, 115 

Presb. Church 79 

Babylon (N. Y.) 51 

Ballston (N. Y.) 64, 81, 88, 89 

Banks, G. B 34 

Bapet, Joseph 3 1 

Bardwell, Elizabeth F 113 

Bardwell, Rev. Horatio, D. D 75. i J 3 

Barents. See also Barentse, Barentsen, 

Barentz ( son of Barent) 125 

Barents, Frans 125 

Barentse I2 5 

Barentsen I2 5 

Barentz I2 5 

Barnstable, ( Mass.) 12 

Barrett's History of Bristol, Eng 15 

Basking Ridge (N. J.) 104 

Bath (Md.) 15 

Battel Abbev, Roll of 10 

Beaufort (S. C.) 108 

Beekman, Miss 60 

Beirut (Syria) 9 6 

Beman, Dr 6S 

Benjamin, a slave 3° 

Apple-tree, Legend of the 62, 63 Bible, Inscription in ^0-63 

„ Arthur, Elizabeth 3^ Biggs, Timothy 3^ 



Black, Clarence Alexander 91 

Black, Mary Corning 91 

Black, Ruth Winslow 91 

Blatchford, Dr Co 

Blatchford, Agnes 99 

Blatchford, Agnes Euphemia Lead- 
beater 116 

Blatchford. Alexander 82, 95 

Blatchford, Alice Windeatt 95 

Blatchford, Amy, b. 1S55 116 

Blatchford, Amy, b. 1862 95 

Blatchford. Aunt Harriet 60 

Blatchford, Barbara 96 

Blatchford, Carita Tyler Clark 97 

Blatchford, Charles Hammond 96, 97 

Blatchford, Charles Lord . . . . '. 96 

Blatchford, Dorothy Lord 96 

Blatchford, Edward Williams 96 

Blatchford, Eliphalet Huntington 96 

Blatchford, Eliphalet Lawrence 97 

Blatchford, Eliphalet Wickes.45, 82, 95 (2) 

Children of 95 

Family Bible with family record 

1843 •••" 80-83 

Lot in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, 

N. Y 45 

Portrait of 96 

Blatchford, Mrs. Eliphalet Wickes. See 
. .also Blatchford, Mary Emily Will- 
iams 1 22 

Blatchford, Eliza Allen 82, 95 

Blatchford, Eliza Harriet 82, 95 

Blatchford. Ella Marion 99 

Blatchford. Ella Marion Philbrick. . .95, 99 

Blatchford, Florence 96 

Blatchford, Mrs. Frances 82, 95 

Blatchford, Frances Alicia 82, 95 

Blatchford, Frances Greene Earned.... 99 

Blatchford, Frances May 96 

Blatchford, Frances Veazie Lord, Chil- 
dren of 96 

Blatchford, Frances Wickes 81, 88 

Blatchford, Frances Wickes, Children 

of 82, 95 

Blatchford, Francis Wickes 99 

Blatchford, George Edgcombe ....83, 116 

Blatchford, Harriet 116 

Blatchford, Harriet, d. 1875 101 

Blatchford, Harriet (2) 116 

Blatchford, Harriet Punnett 82, 95 

Blatchford, Harriet Wickes 95, nrl 

Blatchford, Harriet Wickes, b. 1789. ... 8^ 

Children of S3, 1 16 

Blatchford, Harriet Wickes (1) 83 

Blatchford, Harriet Wickes (2) 83 

Blatchford, Helen Wheeler < r , 

Blatchford, Rev. John, D. D...81, 82, 88, 

95, 98 (2), 99, 116, 124 

Children of 82, 95 

Blatchford, John, b. 18S8 96 

Blatchford, John Samuel 82, 95 

Blatchford, John T 83, 116 

Blatchford, Kate 116 

Blatchford, Luther Morrill 99 

Blatchford, Martha Wickes. .82, 95, 98, 99 

Blatchford, Mary Cebra 82, 95 

Blatchford, Mary Emily 95 

Blatchford, Mary Emily Williams, Chil- 
dren of 95 

Blatchford, Natalie Cary Green 116 

Blatchford, Nathaniel Hopkins 95, 99 

Blatchford, Nathaniel Hopkins (2) .... 99 
Blatchford, Paul 95, 124 

Children of 96 

Blatchford, Richard Milford 82, 95 

Blatchford, Richard Milford, b. 1859. ..116 

Blatchford, Rev. Samuel, D. D 95 

Blatchford, Samuel T 83, 116 (2) 

Blatchford, Thomas Wickes, b. 1820 

83, "6 (4) 

Blatchford, Thomas W., Bible of 47 

Blatchford, Thomas Wickes, M. D.... 

.71, 72, 83, 95, 116 

Children of 83 

Blatchford, Thomas Windeatt 116 

Blatchford, Thomas Windeatt (2).... 116 

Bliss, Alice Wood 96 

Bliss. Amy Blatchford. Children of... 96 

Bliss Daniel 96 

Bliss, Howard Huntington 96 

Bliss, Rev. Howard Sweetser, Children 

of 96 

Bliss, Margaret Blatchford 96 

Bliss, Mary Williams 9° 

Boston 9 1 

Boston News Letter, 1705 119 

Boulder (Montana) 104 

Bradford, Elizabeth W 14 

Breeze, Mrs 101 

Bridgeford (Conn.) 81 


II i 

Bridgehampton (L. I.) ., . 40 

Bridgeport (Conn.) 82, 95 

"Brief Description of New York," by 

Daniel Denton. 1670 123 

Brighton, Staten Island (N. Y.) 

; 75- 79, "5> " 6 

Brinkerhoof, Abraham 124 

Brinkerhoof, Margretia 124 

Bristol (Eng.) 15 

"Broadwood Kelley" 10 

Brookhaven (Suffolk Co.,-L. I.) 25 

Brooklyn (X. Y.) 101, 102, 

.... 104, 106, 10S, no. in. 112, 116 (2) 

Children's Aid Soc 77 

Cumberland Street Mission School 


Home for Aged Men 77 

Lafayette Ave. Church 76 

Young Men's Christian Ass'n. ... 77 

Brown, Jesse 36 

Brush, Eliphalet 32, 52, 86 

Brush, Hannah 32 

Brush, Hannah Wickes 86 

Brush, John 32, 86 

Brush, Ruth Wickes 86 

Brush, Sarah 36, 48, 87 

Brush, Thomas 27 (2), 28 

Brussels (Belgium) 91 

Bryan, Hannah 1 j8 

Bryan, Richard 1 18 

Bryer, Mary Ann 43 

Buckingham ( Md.) 15 

Buffet, Capt. John 52 

Bull's Ferry ,. . 91 

Bunce, Matthew 28 

Callender, John 13. H 

Calumet (Mich.) 108 

Cambridge College (Mass.) 118 

Cambridge Univ. (Eng.) 122 

Camden (N. Y.) 9 1 

Canaan (N. Y.) Congregational Church 


Canada Expedition, 1690 12 

Canton (O.) 105 

Carline, a slave 29 

Carlton, Brit. Gov. 1783 53 

Carman. See also Carmen 125 

Carman, Hannah 125 (2) 

Carman, Thomas • 125 

Carmen. See also Carman 87 

Carmen, Hannah 87 

Carpenter, Anne 36 

Carpenter, Joseph 12 

Carver, Metzer 37 

Cary, Rev 14 

Cathcll, Lilla 91 

Cebra, John Yates 44, 83, 101, 120 

Cebra, Mary Harriman 44, 83, 120 

Ceser, and his wife ; negro slaves 31 

Charles II., Charter of 14 

Chicago (111.) Si. 82, 8S, 92, 95, 99, 105 

Manual Training School of the 

Univ. of Chicago 105 

Children, Mode of naming 125 

Church contributions 119 

Civil War 77 

Clark, Carita Tyler 97 

Clinton, Governor 50, 51, 52, 53 

Close, Rev. John 36, 37, 39, 52, 86 

Close, Mary YYickes 86 

Cogswell, Margaret Perkins 113 

Cogswell, Martha Breck 113 

Cogswell, William F 113 

Cold Spring (L. I.) 52 

Collins, Alice Biatchford 98 

Collins, Amos Morris 9S 

Collins, Amos Morris (2) 98 (2) 

Collins, Amos Morris (3) 98 

Collins, Anna Biatchford 98 

Collins, Charles Biatchford 98 

Collins, Charlotte Brown Young. ...... 98 

Collins, Frances Wickes 98 

Collins, John Biatchford 98 (2) 

Collins, Martha Biatchford 98, 99 

Collins, Martha Wickes 95, 98 

Collins, Martha Wickes Biatchford, 

Children of 9& 

Collins, Mary Lyman 98 

Collins, Morris, m. 1S52 95, 98 

Children of 9 8 

Collins, Morris (2) 9 s 

Collins, Nellie Davis 9 8 

Collins, Richard Ely 9S 

Conant, Bertha 91 

Conitucott River 21 

Conklin, Hannah 36 

Conklin, Jacob 26, 52 

Conklin, Jemima 35 

' Conklin, Mary 35. 3 6 ( 2 ) 

Conklin, Stephen 35 


I N D E X 

Conklin, Thomas 35 

Connecticut Colony [5] 

Continental currency. Counterfeiters of. 52 
Continental money, Premium for appre- 
hending counterfeiters 52 

Cooper, Thomas, Letter to Rev. John 

Harriman , 118 

- Corey, Thomas 86 

i l? Core, John 23 

Corfu (N.Y.) 75 

Cornell, ( — ) , of Great Neck 83 

Cornish, Benjamin 36 

Cornish, Timothy 36 

Cormvell, John 117 

Cornwell, Mary T 117 

Cortelyou, Sarah Van Wyck 125 

Cortelyou, Simon 125 

Cory, David Uzal 89, 90 

Children of 90 

Cory, Eleanor 9° 

Cory, Mary Punnett 89, 90 

Cory, Mary Punnett YVickes, Children 

of 9° 

Cory, Robert Haskell 90 

Court of Assizes, Decree of 20 

Cowharbor Brocke (L. I.) 19 

Cow harbour 31 

"Cow Harbour brooke" 20 

Crabmedoe 19 

Cray Neck 52 

Dana, Emma Louise Engebretson 92 

Danzem, Maj 53 

Davenport, Rev. John 118 

Davis, Nellie 9 s 

Deag, a slave 3 1 

Dean, Mary A 105 

Deep River, (Conn.) 75, 113 

De Hastings family 9 

De Lancy, Colonel 48 

Delhaze, Lisa 9 1 

Demont, Thomas 123 

Dennis, 2d Lt. Isaac 5 2 

Denton, Abigail 124 

Denton. Daniel 122 (2). 123, 124 

Denton, Daniel. "A brief description of 

New York," 1670 123 

Denton, Eliza 44 

Denton, Elizabeth 44 ( 2 ) 

Denton, Elizabeth Ashman 123 

Denton, James 123, 124 

Denton, Tanet A , 

Denton. Martha 120, 121, 123, 124 

Denton, Martha, d. 1757 123 

Denton, Martha (called Patty) 121 

Denton, Mary 44 

Denton, Mary Smith 121, . 191 

Denton, Nathaniel 122, 123(2), 124 

Denton, Nathaniel, Jr 123, 124 

Denton, Nehemiah .... 18, 44 (2), 101, 121 

Denton, Rev. Richard 123 (3), 124 

Ancestor of the Dentons of Jamaica 


Biography of 122 

Denton, Richard, Jr 122 

Denton, Samuel, m. Hannah Wickes, 

I/60 36 

Denton, Samuel, son of the Rev. Richard 

Denton 122 

Denton, Samuel, 1775-99, son °f Thomas 

Denton 121 

Denton, Sarah 123, 124 

Denton, Thomas 121 (2) 

Denton, Thomas, Jr 121 

Denton family 122 

Denton genealogy 124 

Dentons of Jamaica 18 

Derivation of the Family 9 

Detroit (Mich.) 91 

Devon (Eng.) Broadwood 10 

Honeychurch 10 

Dinah, a slave 28 

Dobbs Ferry (N. Y.) 160 

Doc. Hist, of New York 85 

Documents, Ancient 23 

Donaldson, Lisa Delhaze 91 

Dorchester (Mass.) II, 12 

Douglaston. Sec Little Neck Bay 125 

Downing, Blatchford 99 

Downing, Frank Collins 99 

Downing, John Franklin 98, 99 

Downing. Martha Blatchford Collins. 98, 99 

Drake, Colonel 5 2 

East Haven 1 18 

East Jersey, 1692 119 

East Woods, now Woodbury (L. I.) . . 125 

Eatons Necke 19 

"Economy of Ages," 1869, by the Rev. 

Thomas Wickes. D. D 69 

Edens Neck, 1776 5 2 

Eldert, Rachel 125 


Elizabethtown (N. J.) 1 18, 120 

Emot, James 119 

Englewood ( N. Y.) 89, 90, 91 

Ensign, Charles K 102 

Ensign, Edith Bridgman 102 

Ensign, Emily Kingsley 102 

Ensign, Ethel Howard 102 

Ensign, Matilda Van Sinderen 102 

Ensign, May Wickes , . . . 102, 103 

Epitaphs 38. 41 

Essex District Med. Soc., Newark 

JN- J) •; 71 

Everitt, Benjamin 34 

"Expedition," The 11 

Faitoute, Rev 101 

Family, Derivation of the 9 

Farr, Laura Rebecca 91 

Fatoute. See also Faitoute 

Fatoute, Rev 62 

Faulkner, John 34 

Federal Store (L. I.) 116 

Fishkill (N. Y.) 49, 54, 80, 87 

Fishkill Barracks (N. Y.) 58, 87 

Fitch, Lucy 124 

Flatbush (L. I.) 112, 124 

Fletcher's Patent of 1694 41 

Flushing (L. I.) 51, 106, 121, 125 

Foger, an Indian 20 

Forsyth, Mary W 92 

Fort Green 59 

Fort Hamilton (N. Y.) 116 (2) 

Fort Sumter 77 

Foster, James 5& 

Fowler, Ella 106 

Frecke, Maria Bell 120 

Fresh Pond (L. I.) 20 

Fuller, Mabel 109 

Furman, Rev. Chas. E., D. D 62 

Garretsen, Helen V. B 120 

Gates, General 54 

Gates, Elizabeth 3^ 

Gates (N. Y.) 75 

Genealogy 85-125 

Gen. Assem. Magazine, 1S05 14 

Gibb, Elizabeth Rossitcr no 

Gibb, Howard, Sr no 

Gibb, Howard, Jr no 

Gill, Mary Esther 100 

Gillespy, Frances Bliss 89 

Glendora (Cal.) 105 

Goldsmith's Tbe Vicar of Wakefield... 74 

Goodrich, Jessie Louise m 

Goodrich, Judge William W m 

Goodwill Plantation (S. C.) 92 

Gorton, Samuel 13 

Gould, Joseph -^6 

Granville (O.) 105 

Gray, Mary 121 

Great Barrington (Mass.) 116 

Great Neck (N. Y.) 106, 115, 117, 124 

Thorne burial-place 124 

Green, Dr 79 

Green, Natalie Gary 116 

Green, William 36 

"Green wagon" The 61 

Greenbush (N. Y.) 64 

Gualterus Diaconus 9 

Guilford (Conn.) 75, 113 

Gunn, Rev. Alexander, D. D 104 

Gunn, Mary Antoinette 83, 104 

Hackett, James, the tragedian 62 

Hadiell, Titus 24 

Hagar, an Indian girl 119 

Hagen, Horace Clark 120 

Hagen, Maria Bell 120 

Halifax (Yorkshire, Eng.) 122 

Coley Chapel 122 

Hallet's Cove 121 

Halley, Ebenezer, D. D. "The Chris- 
tian's nativity and death contrasted." 

Troy, 1850 57 

Halstead, Job 28 

Hamilton (Mo.) 104 

Hancock, John 123 

Hand, Silas 36 

Harcutt, Isabella 85 

Harcutt, Richard 85 

Harriman. See also Herriman ii3 

Harriman, Ann 119 

Harriman, Elizabeth 118 

Harriman, Elizabeth Wyckoff 120 

Harriman, Hannah Bryan t 18 

Harriman, Helen V. B. Garretsen 120 

Harriman, John (1) 118, 120 

Harriman, Rev. John (2) 118, 119, 120 

Harriman, John (3) 119, 120 

Harriman, Joseph 120 

Harriman, Leonard 1*9 

Harriman, Magdalene, b. 1769 121 

Harriman, Margaret M. Suydam 120 



Harriman. Martha Denton 120 

Harriman, Mary no 

Harriman, Richard . ! 119, 120 

Harriman, Samuel 1 ia 

Harriman, Stephen (1) 120 

Harriman, Stephen (2), changed name 
to Hcrriman 120, 121 (2) 

Herriman, James. 1761-1801 

••; 43> 44. 61,83 (2), 120. 121 

Herriman, James (2) IO i, {-.j 

Herriman, John 43- 83, 121 

Herriman, John Frecke i_> 

Herriman. Laura Rehecca Farr gj 

Herriman, Magdalene. 43, 44, 101, 120, 121 

Harriman, the slave dealer 119 Herriman, Margaret 43, 83, 121 

Hart, Cornelius 35 

Hart, Samuel 36 

Hartford (Conn.) -. 95, 98, 1 18 

Hartt. See also Hart. 

Flartt, Cornelius 31 

Hastings (Sussex, Eng.) 9 

Hist, and antiq. by G. W. Moss. . 15 

St. Clements Church 15 

Hatfield's History of Elizabethtown 

118, 119 

Hatherleigh (Devon, Eng.) Parish Reg- 
ister i 10 

Haw-trees, The 122 

Heath, Michel, 1st Lieut 52 

Helena (Montana) 92 

Helme, Thomas 25 

Hempstead (L. I.) 122, 123 

Christ's First Church 122 

Dutch ministers 123 

First Pastor of the Church 122 

Independents at 123 

Presbyterians in 1657 123 

Records. 1657 122 

Hendrick, Helen 10S 

Hendrick, James 108 

Hendrickson, Abraham 30 

Herriman. See also Harriman 118 

Herriman, Anna Maria 121 

Herriman, Bertha Conant 91 

Herriman, Carolina 121 

Herriman, Eliza. 1789-1864 

82, 83, 101, 120, 122 

Nuptials of 101 

Herriman, Elizabeth. 1760-1847. See 

Herriman, Elizabeth Smith. 

Herriman, Elizabeth. 1823-24 120 

Herriman, Elizabeth Smith. 1760- 1847 

18, 43, 58, 101, 120, 121 (2) 

Herriman, Elizabeth Smith 121 

Portrait of 120 

Herriman, Helen 120 


Herriman, Maria Bell 120 

Herriman, Martha, wife of Stephen 


Herriman, Martha, m. 1790. Eliph. 

Wickes 83, 88, 120, 122, 124 

Herriman, Martha Denton 123 

Herriman, Mary,w. John Yates Cebra 


Herriman, Mary, m. L. T. Rossiter, 1843 


Herriman, Stephen ( 1 ) b. 16S9 120 

Herriman, Stephen (2) 

42, 58. 101, I2i, 123, 124 

Changed name from Harriman to 



Herriman, Stephen (3) 

• 18. 43, 83, 120 (2), 121 

Children of 83 

Herriman, Stephen (4) of New Orleans 

••• 83, 121 

Herriman, Stephen H 120 

Herriman, William Henry 120 

Herriman, William S. 1791-1S57 

83, 101, 120 (2) 

Children of 83 

Herriman. William S. 1859-96 120 

Herriman family 118 

Herriman genealogy 120 

Hevelon, Sarah 36 

Hewlett, Cornell 83 

Hewlett, Elizabeth Van Wyck 125 

Hewlett, Estelle b. 1S54 106, 117 (2) 

Hewlett, Hannah 117 

Hewlett, Hannah 125 

Hewlett, Hannah Wickes, Children of 

83, 117 

Hewlett, Harriet 33, 83, 117 (2) 

Hewlett, Joseph L., Children of 83 

Hewlett, Joseph Lawrence (1) of Great 

Neck (N. Y.)...-33> 101, 117 (2), 125 

Hewlett, Joseph Lawrence (2) 

83. 106, 115, 117 

Hewlett, Joseph LawVence (3) b. 1843 

one day old 

Hewlett, Josephine Lawrence 

Hewlett, Josuah 

Hewlett, Mary Cornwell 

Hewlett, Mary Elizabeth 

Hewlett, Mary T. Cornwell 

Hewlett, Sarah M 

Hewlett, Thomas - 

Hewlett, Whitehead 

Heyer, Isaac 72, 

Heyer. Mary Whitney 83. 

Hildreth's History 

Hinchman, Emma Richmond 

Hinchman, John J 

Hinchman, Julie Rossiter 

Hinchman, William Rossiter 

Home and Foreign Missionary Societies 

"Honest Lawyer," The 

"Honeychurch" (Devon, Eng.) 

Hope, Alice Wickes 

Hope, Elizabeth Darling Wickes 

Hope, Frank M 

Hope, Mary Elizabeth 

"Hopewell," The 

Hotten's list 

Houldbroke, Richard 

Howard, Joseph 72, 

Howard. Lydia Matilda 

Howe, Lord 

Husrhins. Sarah 

Huntington (L. I.) 17, 18, 28, 52, 61, 80 

Brit, troops in 1783 

Offic. list of the inhab. of, 1686. . 

Records of the Presbyterian 

Church, 18S1 

— Union Academv 

Huntington Bay (L. I.) 

Huntington Graveyard (Huntington).. 
."Huntington Green." (Huntington) 


Huntington South (now Babylon) .... 

Huntington Town Records 

Hutchinson, Rebecca Jane 

Indian deed purchase , April 2, 1653 

'. *7> 

July 30, 1656 

INDEX vit 

Oct. 15. 1666 20 

(2) Sept. 17, 16S3 20 

Indian eastern purchase ^1 

117 Oct. 15, 1666 20 

115 Indian slaves 1 1 q 

125 Inscriptions. Monumental 38 

117 Introductory remarks 5 

117 Italy (Europe) 120 

117 Ithaca (N. Y.) 116 

125 Jackson, U. S. Prcs 51, 56 

117 Jacksonville (111.) 8r, 82. 88, 95 

49 Jamaica (L. I.). .48. 55. 57, 58, 60, 71, 

102 78, 80, 81, 82. 83, 87. SS, 100, 10 1. 102, 

102 116, 117. 120, 121, 122, 123 

13 Academy (Union Hall) 59, 63 

109 Academy Lane 58, 63 

109 Academy Street 63 

109 Church of 63 

109 Dentons of 18 

Epitaphs 41 

Jj First Postmaster of 56 

55 Inscriptions at 41 

10 Main street 63 

104 "Meeting House Lane" 63 

104 Presbyterian Church in 56 

104 Jamaica Academy (L. I.) 64 

104 Jamaica church records 62 

1 1 Jamaica graveyard 44. 60 

11 Jamaica's old church, 1699-1S13 63 

20 Jamestown (X. Y.) 68, 105 

102 Jansens, The 125 

102 Jarvis, Lois 36 

49 Jefferson, U. S. Prcs 55, 56 

36 Joanes. Catherine 21 

, 87 Joanes, Thomas 21 (2) 

52 Jonas, an Indian servant 31 

85 Jones, Eliphalet 25 (2) 

Jones, Rev. John 21, 25 

34 Jones, Kathairn (Katherine) wife of 

71 Henry Scudder. See Scudder, Mrs. 

49 Katherine 23 

38 Journal Pro. Congress, vol. 2 52 

Kalom. Ephrain 28 

27 Kane, Isaac 37 

51 Kellam, a resident of Huntington 32 

19 Kellum, Mary 37 

1 12 Kent, Isle of 14 

Kent County (Maryland) 14. *5 

20 Kent Co. (R. I.) 15 

19 Ketcham, Hester 85 



Kctcham, John 8=, s 

Ketcham, Solomon 32 

Ketchem, Ensign Jos.* 1776 52 

King Philip's War. 1675 13 

Kings Co. (L. I.) 125 

Kinney, Ethel Catlin 89 

Kinship, Observations on 15 

Kissam, Benj'm T., of Flushing, 1804. . 

28,29 (3) 

Lamberson, Judge, d. 1842 63 

Lamberson, Conversion of 62 

Lamberson, David 62, 63, 64 

Lane, banker 55 

Langdon, Joseph 26 

Lansingburg (N. Y.) 88, 89 

Larned, Frances Greene 99 

Leadbeater, Agnes Euphemia 116 

Legend of the Apple-tree 62-64 

Le Wake. See Wake, Le 10 

Lewes, Joseph. See also Lewis, Joseph 


Lewis, Hannah 86 

Lewis, Joseph 27 (2) , 28, 32 

Little Neck (N. Y.) 1813. .30, 49, 51, 58, 61 

Little Neck Bay, nozv Douglaston 125 

Livermore (California) 109 

Liverpool ( Eng.) 77 

Long Island [5], 55, 58 

Battle of, Aug. 27, 1776 49 

Settlers on 17 

Long Island Bible Society 59 

Long Island Sound 54 

Long Island vs. Connecticut 19 

Loomis, Amy Wickes 115 

Loomis, Charles E 115 

Loomis, Charles Wickes 115 

Loomis, Hon. James Harvey 115 

Loomis, John Harvey 115 

Loomis, Margaret 115 

Loomis, Van Wyck Wickes 115 

Lord, Frances Veazie 96, 124 

Los Angeles (Cal.) 105 

Lossing's History of the U. S 14 

Louisburg (Canada) Expedition, 1744. 12 

Love, Annie Webster 92 

Love, Elizabeth 9 2 

Love, Ethelbert 9 2 

Love, Rev. William Winn 92 

Low Moor (Va.) 9 2 

Lower 9 

J 1 

Lums, John 

Luther, Elizabeth 

Lysaght, William ■*., 

Lysons (Historian) *j 

McDonald's History 5^ 

McMullin, J. S. Letter of, concerning 

Capt. Benj. Wickes : j 4 

MacNaughton, Ethel Mayo 108 

MacNaughton, Peter Duncan, M. D...108 

Makamah (an Indian) 20 

Mamarod (an Indian) 20 

Manaterorye (an Indian) 20 

Manhasset (L. I.) 117 

Marietta (O.) 104, 105 

First Congreg. Church 6S, 70 

Mound Cemetery 46 

Marietta College 70, 75 

Marietta Congregational Conference... 70 

Marietta Register, Nov. 17, 1S70 69 

Marion College (Mo.) 82, 95 

Marwick (Eng.) 9 

Mary (or Molly) , a slave 30 

Maryland, Settlers in 14 (2) 

Massachusetts, Settlers in 12 

Massachusetts Colony [5] 

Mather 122 

Mather's Magnalia 122 

v Mathews, John. 1667 20 

Mayo, Emilie K 108 

* Mayo, J. C 108 

Meat, First consignment of American 

dressed meat sent to Liverpool 77 

Meggs, Marke 21 

Messenger, John S 34 

Michael, a slave 29 

Middlesex, (Mass.) 12 

Milan (O.) 105 

Miles, Elizabeth Herriman 118 

Miles, Capt. John "8 

Miles, John (2) "8 

Milford (Conn.) "8 

• Miller, Jacob 3 6 

Mills, Henry 3° 

Miscellaneous extracts 5 2 

Missionaries, Appointment of 67 

Mohemos, an Indian 20 

Montinwicok, Sachem *9 

Monumental Inscriptions 38 

-Moore, Amy 79. IT 5 

Moore, Mary Martin l7 4 

I N D E X 


Morristown (X. J.) 120 

Morton's Hist, of Plymouth 17 

Moss, G. W. History and Antiquities of 

the Town of Hastings. Sussex, Eng. . 15 
Nachaquetok, Indian name for west. ... 20 

Namerows, an Indian 20 

Names, Origin of 125 

Ned, a slave of the Adriance's estate, in 

1 S06 30 

Ned, a slave of T. Wickes of Jamaica, 

in 1814 30 

Nesaquaque Indians 20 

Nesequaque, or Smithtown River 20 

Nessaquock, river (L. I.) 19 

Netherway, Anne 36 

Nettleton, Rev 59 

Newark (N. J.) 119 

Essex District Med. Soc 71 

Newburg. See Newburgh (N. Y.) . . . . 

Newburgh (N. Y.) 54. 89, 91, 92, 93 

New Eng. Hist. & Gen. Register 17 

New Haven (Conn.) 118 

Congregational Association of ... . 67 

New Haven Association 6S 

New Haven West Ass'n 68 

New Jersey 118 

College of 71 

Historical Soc. of 73 

Med. Soc. of 7 2 

New Jersey and New York. Description 

of, by Daniel Denton. 1670 123 

New Orleans (La.) 83, 121 

Newport, General election at, 1650 14 

Newtown (X. Y.) 58, 82, 100 

New York (Colony) Brief Description 

of, by D. Denton. 1670 123 

New York City. .58, 60, 62, 72, 83, 89, 

91, 92, 101, 102. 115 (2), 121 

New York, First Presbytery of 66 

New York & Connecticut, Boundary line 

between Ho 

N. Y. Evangelist. 1841 75 

New York Evangelist, Extract from. 


New York Hist. Soc, Pub. Doc 12 

New York Observer 66 

Nicoll's patent, 1666 22 

Nicolls, Matthias 20 

North Wyke (Devon, Eng.) 10 

Norwalk (Conn.) 49* 5°. 5 2 , 80, 87 

Notices. Historical 48 

Nye, Arthur Wickes 105 

Nye, Charles Nathaniel 104. 105 

Nye, Harriet Frances 105 (2) 

Nye, Harriet Frances Wickes 104 

Nye, Myra B. Sturtevant 105 

Nye, Robert Carroll 105 

Nye, Wilbur Sturtevant 105 

Nye, William Putnam 105 (2) 

Oaklev, James 31 

Oberlin (0.) 105 

Observations on kinship 15 

Onderdonk, Henry, Jr 53 

Opcatkontycke. Indian name for east. . 20 
Opkaltontycke, Indian name for Cow 

Harbour brooke. 1666 20 

Orange (N. J.) . . .59, 6S, 72, 101, 102. 108 
Oranges, Name of the. See Wickes, 

Stephen, M. D 77, 

Ordinance members 50 

Oxford (Mass.) J-., 113 

Oyster Bay (L. I.) Settlement of. 1653 


Oyster Bay Records 17 

Padwick (Eng.) 9 

Page, Charles Ensign 103 

Page, Edith Ensign 103 

Page, May Wickes Ensign 103 

Page, Peirson Sterling, M. D 103 

Parmelee, Ellen 89 

Parmelee, Ethel Catlin Kinney 89 

Parmelee, Frances Bliss Gillepsy 89 

Parmelee, Harriet Douw Alley 89 

Patronymic 9 

Peck's (Jeremiah) Gram. School, New 

Haven (Conn.; 1 18 

Penniman, Anna 81. 89 

Penniman, Julia. 1829 8l, 8S 

Penniman, Olive Fitch 88 

Penniman, Sylvanus 88 

Pennington's (Dr.) Tribute to Dr. S. 

Wickes 71 

Pennsylvania, Univ. of 7 1 

Peter, a negro 3 1 

Philbrick, Ella Marion 95. 99 

Piano, a rare instrument 5° 

Pine, Esther 36 

Piatt, Mr. 1776 5 2 

Piatt, Epenetus. 1681 2I 

Piatt, Capt. Epenetus, 1690 25 


Piatt, Epenetus. t;i8 28 

Piatt, Goodman Epenetus, Gent 22 

Piatt, Hannah ! 35, 86 

Piatt, Isaac 21 (3), 26 

Piatt, Israel 32 

Piatt, Mary 36 

Piatt, Philip 26. 27 (2) . 28 

Plymounth Colony. See Plymouth 

Colony 11 

Plymouth (Mass.) 118 

Morton's Hist, of . ." 17 

Plymouth Colony [5] , 11 

Polhernus, Anna 124 

Polhemus, Caroline Harriman 121 

Polhernus, Henry D 121 

Polhemus, Rev. Johannis Theodorus. . 124 

Polhernus, John 125 

Polhemus, Mary Van Wyck 125 

Porto Rico (W. Indies) 100 

Poughkeepsie (N. Y.) 

64. 65, 81,88 (2), 89, 91, 93 

Powel, John 26 

Powell, Thomas 21, 23, 24 

Poynepya, an Indian 20 

Presbyterian Church, The, and Theologi- 
cal Opinions 67 

Presbyterian Church, the earliest in 

America 122 

Prime, Rev. Ebenezer 34, 35, 37 

Prime's Hist, of L. 1 38, 118, 119 

"Primrose," The n 

Prims, Mr. 1736 26 

Princeton (Mass.) 75 

Princeton Theological Seminary .... 56, 66 
Bequest of Thomas Wickes 33 

The Eliphalet Wickes Scholarship, 

1825 56, 66 

Princeton Univ., Divinity School 64 

Providence (R. I.) 54 

Annals of 14 

Plantations, 1663 1.4 

Punnett, Anna, d. 1842. See Punnett, 

Anna Stewart 45, 82 (2), IOO 

Punnett, Anna Stewart, m. 1838, d. 1842. 

82 (2), 100 

Punnett, Anna Stewart, b. 1842. . . .82, 100 

Punnett, Edward Kirk 82, 100 

Punnett, Elizabeth 45. 82 > IO ° 

Punnett, Harriet . . .41, 45 (2), 82, 88, 100 
Children of 82, 100 

Punnett, Harriet Wickes. See Punnett, 

Punnett, Henry 

..41,45 (3)', 58, 81, 82 (2), 88, 100 (2) 

Children of 82 

Punnett, Henry Walker. 1830-31 .41, 82, 100 

Punnett, L. Gertrude Roosevelt 100 

Punnett, Maria 81, 88 

Punnett, Mary Esther Gill io-> 

Punnett, Rev. Thomas Wickes . . . .82, 100 

Punnett, William Henry 82, 100 

Queens Co. (X. Y.) 59, 124 

Queen's County, Hist, of 122 

Quincy (111.) .' 95 

Rachel, a slave 31 

Reading (Steuben Co., N. Y.) 22 

Reforms in a Mining town 77 

Refrigeration, Patent for 77 

Refrigerator cars, The Wickes 77 

Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institution.... 7^ 

Revolutionary War 49, 58, 61 

Rhode Island. Settlers in 12 

Rhode Island Colony [5], 14 

Richmond, Emma 108 

Richmond, Robert 108 

Rippowanes (Xew Haven Colony). See 

Stamford (L. I.) 18 

Robbins, Martha 125 

Roberts, Ezekiel 26, 27 

Rochester (N. Y.) 75, 76, 101, 113 

Oxford St 75 

Rockwell, Lydia Frances 104 

Rockwell, Mary A. Dean 105 

Roe, Lawrence 28, 29 (3) 

Roe, Silas 63 

Rogers, Noah 20 

Rogers, Sarah 35> &6 

Rogers, William I9" 2 ° 

Roosevelt, L. Gertrude 100 

Rossiter, Anna 4 2 , 106 

Rossiter, Arthur Lawrence 42, 106 

Rossiter, Arthur Wickes 106 

Rossiter, Clinton Lawrence, b. i860 
106, in 

Rossiter, Clinton Lawrence (2) b. 1895 

Rossiter, Dorothy lo $ 

Rossiter, Edward Lawrence 106 (2) 

Rossiter, Edward Van Wyck. . 106, 117 (4) 
Rossiter, Ella Fowler i°6 



Rossiter, Elizabeth 106, 1 10 

Rossiter, Emilie 108 

Rossiter, Eniiiie K. Mayo 108 

Rossiter, Emma Richmond 10S 

Rossiter, Ernest Tuttle 106 

Rossiter, Estelle Hewlett 106 (2) 117 

Rossiter, Ethel Mayo 108 

Rossiter, Frank Herriman 106 

Rossiter, Frank Powers 106 

Rossiter, Helen Hendrick 10S 

Rossiter, Helen Wickes 108 

Rossiter, Jessie Louise Goodrich 11 1 

Rossiter, Julie 10S, 109 

Rossiter, Lawrence Fowler 106 

Rossiter, Lille 1 1 1 

Rossiter, Lucius T 42 (4), 83, 101, 106 

Rossiter, Lucius T. (2), b. 1856 106 

Rossiter, Mabel Fuller 109 

Rossiter, Margaret 109 

Rossiter, Marie Louise 108 

Rossiter, Mar jorie 111 

Rossiter, Mary Hewlett 106 

Rossiter, Mary Van Wyck 101 

Rossiter, Mary Wickes, b. 1817 

42 (3). 106 

Children of 106 

Rossiter, Mary Wickes, Portrait of... 106 
Rossiter, Mary Wickes, b. 1849-52. .42, 106 

Rossiter, Richmond 109 

Rossiter, Ruth Mabel 109 

Rossiter, Van Wyck 109 

Rossiter, Van Wyck Wickes 108, 109 

Rossiter, Walter King 108 

Rossiter, William 108 

Rossiter, William Wickes. 106, 108, 109 (2) 
Rossiter, William Winton Goodrich. . . .111 

Rumford, Count 38 

Ruskin, John 74 

Russels, Phebe 36 

St. Louis (Mo.) 95, 106 

St. Paul (Minn.) 100 

St Thomas (Island) 81, 100 

Salem (Mass.) 12, 68 

Salisbury ( Vt.) n 

Sammis, Jeremiah 32 

Sand Lake (N. Y.) 64, 81, 88 

Sandwich (Mass.) 12 

Santapogue (Huntington, L. I.) 23 

Saratoga Springs (N. Y.) 117 

Savage : New Eng. genealogies 18, 85 

Schaghticoke (N. Y.) 57 

Schenectady (N. Y.) Union College... 71 

Scudder, Abigail 24, 25, 87 

Scudder, Catherine 21, 2^, Sy (3) 

Deed of 23 

Last will of 2} 

Scudder, David 23, 24 (2), 86 

Scudder, Henry. .21, 2^ (3), 24, 86, 87 (2) 

Scudder, Jemima 36, 48, ^>6, S7 (2) 

Scudder, Jonathan, Sr 23(2), 

24(2), 25(2), 26(3), 31, 86(2), 87(3) 
Scudder, Jonathan, Collector's warrant 

to 26 

Deed of 26 

Last will of 24 

Scudder, Jonathan, Jr 

24(3), 25, 26 (2), 86 (2), S 7 (2) 

Scudder, Jonathan, Jr. and Sr. Deeds 

and wills of 86 

Scudder, . Katherine. . Sec. Scudder, 


Scudder, Mary 86 

Scudder, Maria Punnett 81 

Scudder, Moses 24 (2), 86 

Scudder, Rebecca, daughter of Jonathan 

Scudder, Sr 24, 87 

Scudder, Rebecca, daughter of Henry 

Scudder 86 

Scudder, Sarah, wife of Jonathan Scud- 
der, Sr 24, 25, 87 

Scudder, Sarah, daughter of Jonathan 

Scudder, Sr 24, 25, 87 

Seeley, Capt 21 

Seely, Catherine 21 

Sentepogue (Huntington, L. I.) 31 

Setauk (Connect. Colony) 18 

Seth, a slave 29 

Simkins, Nicholas 12 

Skaneateles (N. Y.) 100 

Skidmore, Hannah 36 

Skidmore, Phebe 121 

Skidmore, Philip 37 

Skidmore, Samuel 121 (2) 

Skinner, Abraham 54 

Slave, Price of a 119 

Slavery in 1697 1 *9 

Slaves, Documents relating to 28-30 

Smith, Benjamin K>l, 121 

Smith, David 3^ 

Smith, Elizabeth 120, 121 (4) 



Smith, Ephraim 121 (2) 

Smith, Harriot Hewlett S3, 117 

Smith, Harriet Wickes 117 

Smith, Isaac 121 (2) 

Smith, Jane Bunce 1 16 

Smith, John 42, 52, 123 

Smith, John H 28, 29 (3) 

Smith, Martha 42 

Smith, Martha Denton 123 

Smith, Mary, widow of Ephraim Smith, 

and wife of Thomas Denton. 101, 121 (3) 
Smith, Mary, daughter of Ephraim and 

Mary Smith 121 

Smith, Mary Herriman 121 

Smith, Othniel 58 

Smith, Samuel 35 

Smith, Samuel Skidmore 101, 121 

Smith, Sarah (or Sally) . .43, 101, 121 (2) 

Smith, Susan 1 17 

Smith, Col. William 25. 48 

Smith, William Mitchell (1) 83"", 117 

Smith, William Mitchell (2) 117 

Smith's Hist, of New Jersey 119(2) 

Smith's History of New York 17 

Smithtown River 20 

''Son of Man," by Dr. Thomas Wickes. 69 

Soper, Henry 21 

Southampton (L. I.) 1 18 

Springfield (Mass.) 103 

Staines (Middlesex Co., Eng.) 13 

Stamford (Conn.) 20, 122 

"Star of the West" Steamer 77 

Staten Island (N. Y.) 125 

Stebbins, Abigail 124 

Stebbins, Benjamin 124 

Stephens, Annie L. Wickes 112 

Stephens, Benjamin Fredenburgh (i).U2 
Stephens, Benjamin Fredenburgh (2). 112 

Stephens, Carrie Wickes 112 

Stephens, Everett Irving 112 

Stephens, Florence Parsons 112 

Stephens, William Wickes 112 

Stewart, Anna 82(2), 100 

Stillwater (N. Y.) 82, 95 

Stinson, Helen C 104 

Stony Point, taken July 15, 1779 54 

Stratton, Sam'l 27(2), 28 

Stretton, Cornelius 36 

Sturtevant, Myra B 105 

Sucetoque Indians 20 

SufTold County (N. Y.) „ 

Suffolk Co. (N. Y.), Evacuation of, 

I/S3 ' 53 

''Suffolk County, in olden times," by 

Henry Onderdonk, Jr '. - x 

Surveyors certificates, 1736-1739. .. .26-28 

Suydam, Hendrick I2 j 

Suydam, Margaret M 120 

Syhar, an Indian 20 

Table of Contents - 

Taylor, Mary Ward Wickes 104 

Taylor, Rev. Nathan, D. D 67 

Taylor, Rev. Nathaniel W., D. D 79 

Taylor, William Warren 104 

Thompson, Col. Benj. (Count Rum- 
ford) 38 

Thompson, First Lieut. Isaac 52 

Thompson, Nellie Rebecca 98 

Thompson's History of Long Island.. 17 

Thorne, Mary 125 

Thorne burial place 124 

Tilden, Jerial 37 

Titus, Arthur Rossiter 106 

Titus, Charles Edward ( 1 ) 106 

Titus, Charles Edward (2) 106 

Titus, Estelle Hewlett Rossiler 106 

Titus, Samuel 21 

Tombs, desecrated by the British 33 

Tompkins, Gov. Annual message, 1814. 59 

Toney, a negro slave 119 

Tooker, Charles, Jr 119 

Townsend, John 13 

Townsend, Joseph 36 

Treat, Joseph 119 

Treat, Robert 119 

Troy (N. Y.) 

16, 58, 59, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 8i, 

82, 87, 88(2), 91, 100, 102(2), 106, 116 

First Presb. Church 68 

Oakwood Cemetery 45 

River St., No. 27 59 

Second Street Presb. Church.... 57 

3d Street. 1836 59 

Troy and Boston Railroad 56, 57 

Troy paper, June 8, 1850 57 

Troy Presbytery 68 

Tucker, Eliz 37 

Udall, Mary 3 6 

Univ. of Cambridge (Eng.) 122 

Univ. of Pennsylvania 7 1 


Untherneck (L. I.), 1666 20 

Updike's Hist, of the Narragansett 

Church • 13 

Utica (N. Y.) 91 

Valentine, Ruth 37 

Van Brunt, Cornelius 30 

Van Cortland, Pierre 52 

Van Sinderen, or Van Sinderin, or Van- 

sindren, William H., M. D . .72, 83, 102 

Van ck, Joshua H 49, 125 

Van Wyck 18 

Van Wyck, Abigail . . . .^y, 48, 87, 125(2) 
Van Wyck, Abraham, son of Barent 

and Hannah Van Wyck 125(2) 

Van Wyck, Abraham, son of Samuel 

and Hannah Van Wyck 125(2) 

Van Wyck, Abraham, son of Theodorus 

Van Wyck ( 1 ) 124 

Van Wyck, Abraham H 125 

Van Wyck, Altie 124 

Van Wyck, Anna Polhemus 124 

Van Wyck, Barent 48, 87, 124, 125 

Van Wyck, Cornelius 124 

Van Wyck, Cornelius Barentse. . . 124, 125 

Van Wyck, Eliza Herriman 101 

Van Wyck, Elizabeth 125 

Van Wyck, Hannah Carman 125 

Van Wyck, Hannah Hewlett 125 

Van Wyck, Johannes 124, 125 

Van Wyck, Margretia Brinkerhoof. . . .124 

Van Wyck, Martha Robbins 125 

Van Wyck, Mary, daughter of Abraham 

and Zeruah Van Wyck 125 

Van Wyck, Mary, daughter of Barent 

Van Wyck 125 

Van Wyck, Mary Thorne 125 

Van Wyck, Rachel Eldert 125 

Van Wyck, Samuel, son of Abraham 

and Zeruah Van Wyck 125 

Van Wyck, Samuel, son of Barent Van 

Wyck I25( 2 ) 

Van Wyck, Samuel Hewlett 125 

Van Wyck, Sarah, daughter of Abraham 

and Zeruah Van Wyck 125 

Van Wyck, Sarah, daughter of Barent 

Van Wyck 125 

Van Wyck, Mrs. Sarah M. Hewlett, 

wife of Joshua Van Wyck. . .49, 50, 125 

Van Wyck, Susanna 124 

Van Wyck, Capt. Thomas 125 

E X • x iii 

Van Wyck, Theodorus (1), son of Cor- 
nelius Barentse Van Wyck. . 124(2), 12^ 
Van Wyck, Theodorus (2), son of 
Theodorus and Margretia Van Wyck 

124, 125 

Van Wyck, Theodorus (3), son of 

Barent and Hannah Van Wyck 12c 

Van Wyck, William 12^ 

Van Wyck. Zeruah 125 (2) 

Van Wyck family 80, 124-125 

Van Zant 61 

Van Zants, The 125 

Vandenburgs, The 125 

Vansindren, Mary W. Heyer 83 

Veal, Capt Piatt .' 52 

Wabash College (Wabash, Ind.) 70 

Wac, Hugh (Lord of Wiles ford) 9 

Wachusett Mountain (Mass.) 75 

Wake, Arclibishop 10 

Wake (Le) Hereford 10 

Wakes family 9 

Wallace and Wickes 77 

Wallingford (Conn.) 118 

Wampum 119 

Wappinger's Creek (Dutchess Co., 

L. I.) 121 

War of 1812 59 

War of the Revolution [5], 17 

Washburn, Win 123 

Washington, George, U. S. Prcs. . . .50, 54 
Washington's Headquarters at Fishkill 

(N. Y.) 57 

Watertown (Mass.) 122 

Webster, Fanny 02 

Webster (N. Y.) 75 

Weekes. See also Weeks, Wick, Wicks, 
Wikes, Wyke. 

Weekes, Ammail 12 

Weekes, Daniel 17 

Weekes, Francis 10, 11 

Weekes, George 10, 11, 12 

Weekes, John II, 21, 22 

Weekes, John A 12 

Weekes, or Weeks, Joseph II, 12 

Weekes, Margaret 3^ 

Weekes, Sir Richard 10 

Weekes, Robert 22 

Weekes, Thomas (1), Patentee of Hunt- 
ington (L. I.) 11(2), 18-22 



Weekes, Thomas (2). See Capt. Thomas 

Wicks 22 

Weekes, Thomas (3) . .* 22 

Weekes, William, son of George Weekes 12 

Weekes, William. Will, 1746 22 

Weeks. See also Weekes, Wick, Wicks, 

Wikes, Wyke. 

Weeks, Weekes, or Wicks, George.... 11 
Weeks, or Wickes, emig. betw. 1634 and 

1640 ii 

Weeks, or Wicks, Francis, emig. 1635 

II, 17 

Weeks, Alice 12 

Weeks, Ammiel, d. 1679 12 

Weeks, Ammiel, soldier 12 

Weeks, Anna 11 

Weeks, Bertha 12 

Weeks, Elizabeth 12 

Weeks, Francis 10 

Weeks, Hannah 12 

Weeks, John, of Bristol (Eng.), 1633. . 15 
Weeks, John, son of Francis Weeks of 

Oyster Bay (L. I.) 17 

Weeks, John. Louisburg soldier in 1744 12 

Weeks, John M 11 

Weeks, Joseph, tivo of same name, emig. 

1635 11 

Weeks, Joseph, son of Francis Weeks 

of Oyster Bay (L. I.) 17 

Weeks, Joseph, in the Canada Exped. 

1690 12(2) 

Weeks, Joseph. Louisburg soldier in 

1744 • I2 

Weeks, Josiah 35 

Weeks, Maria n 

Weeks, Mary 12 

Weeks, Matthew n 

Weeks, Robert D., author of "Genealogy 

of the fam. of G. Weekes" 10 

Weeks, Samuel 17 

Weeks, Symon 1 1 

Weeks, Thomas, emig. 1635 II, 12 

Weeks, Thomas, son of Francis Weeks 

of Oyster Bay (L. I.) 17 

Weeks, Thomas, of Dorchester, Mass. 12 

Weeks, Zachary 12 

Wekes, Elizabeth 15 

Wekes, Margery 15 

Wekes, Thomas 15 

West Ely (Mo.) 95 




West Farms (N. Y.) 64(2) 

Wethersfield (Conn.) 20, 122 

Wheeler, Charlotte Penniman 81, 

Wheeler, Rev. Francis B., D. D 8s| 

Wheeler, Helen 

Wheeler, Julia Wickes 

Wheeling (Va.) 82, 

Whitefield, Rev., the wonderful preacher 

•• 62, 63, 64 

Whitehead, Daniel 20 

Whitehead, William A 73 

White Plains (N. Y.) 48 

Whitfield. See Whitefield. 

Whitman, Anne 36 

Whitman, Miriam 35 

Whittembre, Joseph 21 

Wick. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wicks, 

Wikes, Wyke. 


Wickes, or Weeks 10, II, 


byterian Church, Huntington, during 
the Rev. Prime's ministry 1723-79. . . 34 



The, in the Records of the Pres- 

Abigail 41, 47, 48, 80 

Abigail Van Wyck 87, 125 

Albert Ethelred 115 

Alexander 22 

Alfred Donaldson 91 

Alice Herriman 113 

Allen Lansing 89 

Ambrose 34, 36 

Amelia Lambert 46, 104 

Amy 115(2) 

Ananias 34 

Ann (>;;. Jos. Carpenter) 12 

Anna 34 

Anna, bapt. April 22, 1739. ... 35 

Anna Penniman 81, 89 

Anne, m. Benj. Cornish 1736. . 36 

Anne, bapt. Sept. 18, 1763 35 

Annie L 112 

Annie Webster 92 

Azariah 34. 3 6 

Benajiah 36 

Capt. Benjamin 14 

Bethiah 3 6 

Bethsheba 39 

Bradford 89 

Caroline Hubbell 104 

Charlotte Penniman 81, 88, 91 



Wickes, Conklin 3^ 

Wickes, Cordelia Penniman ... .45, 81, 88 
Wickes, Daniel, of Huntington (L. I.). 16 
Wickes, Daniel, son of Francis and 
Elizabeth Wickes, in Oyster Bay, 

1683 12 

Wickes, Daniel, son of Joseph and Han- 
nah Wickes 22(3) 

Wickes, Daniel, bapt. 1724 . 34 

Wickes, Daniel, bapt. 1748 34 

Wickes, Daniel, bapt. 1757 35 

Wickes, Daniel, m. Rebecca Wood 1750 36 
Wickes, David, son of Daniel and Re- 
becca Wickes, 1784 22 

Wickes, David, bapt. 1755 35 

Wickes, David, bapt. 1769 35 

Wickes, Dean Rockwell 105 

Wickes, Deborah, wife of Thomas 

Wickes (2) 85 

Wickes, Deborah, bapt. 1742, daughter 

of Thomas Wickes (4) 35, 86 

Wickes, Dennice 22 

Wickes, Ebenezer, bapt. 1749 34 

Wickes, Ebenezer, bapt. 1768 35 

Wickes, Edward Allen, b. 1843. -8l, 89, 92 

Wickes, Edward Dana 92 

Wickes, Elijah 34 

Wickes. Eliphalet (1), 1707-61. .27 (2), 
28, 31, 32(2), 35, 36, 38(2), 39, 48, 86(2) 

Last will, 1761 31-32 

Wickes, Eliphalet (2), 1769-1850 

[51 (2), 

18, 33, 41, 45- 47- 5°, 54-57- 58(2), 
64, 80(2), 81, 83(2), 86, 87(2), 
88(2), 98. 100, 101, 117, 120, 122, 124 

Portrait of 54 

Wickes, Eliphalet (3), 1820-99 

81(2), 88, S9 

Wickes, Eliza Hc-rriman 82, 122 

Wickes, Eliza Herriman, b. 1823 120 

Wickes, Eliza Herriman, 1789-1864. . . 

41. 42(3). 7h 83, 101 

Wickes, Eliza Herriman, b. 1867 115 

Wickes, Eliza Martha 81, 88 

Wickes, Eliza Polhemus 102 

Wickes, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel 

and Rebecca Wickes, 17S4 22 

W T ickes, Elizabeth, daughter of Erancis 
Wickes 12 



Wickes, Elizabeth, wife of Capt. John 

Wickes, Elizabeth, daughter of Jona- 
than Wickes, 1750 

Wickes, Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan 
Wickes, Jr., 1759 22 

Wickes, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Wickes ( 1 ) 85 




ekes, Elizabeth, 1723 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1724 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1727 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1738 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1739 35 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1744 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1746 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1747 34 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1757 35 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized 1761 35 

ekes, Elizabeth, baptized May 9. 1766 35 
ekes, Elizabeth, baptized Nov. 2, 1766 35 
ekes, Elizabeth, m. Sam Ackerly 1760 36 
ekes, Elizabeth, m. Cornelius Hart 

1726 > 35 

Wickes, Elizabeth, m. Jerial Tilden 1779 37 

Wickes, Elizabeth, b. 1894 .113 

Wickes, Elizabeth Darling 104(2) 

Wickes. Elizabeth F. Bardwell 113 

Wickes, Elizabeth Herriman, 1825-51.. 

42, 59- 83- 102 

Wickes, Elizabeth Woodbridge 104 

Wickes, Ellen Parmelee 89 

Wickes, Elnathan (1), m. Miriam Whit- 
man 1728 34- 35 

Wickes, Elnathan (2), baptized 17^9. •• 34 

Wickes, Enoch, baptized 1733 34 

Wickes, Enoch, 175 1 34 

Wickes, Epentus 35 

Wickes, Esther, 1723 34 

Wickes, Esther, baptized 1733 35 

Wickes, Esther, baptized 1748 34 

Wickes, Esther, w. Sam Smith 1732 35 

Wickes, Ezekial 3^ 

Wickes, Ezekiel 22 

Wickes, Fanny Webster 9 2 

Wickes, Forsyth 9 2 

Wickes, Frances (1), 1770-76.47(2). 80. 87 

Wickes, Frances (2), I777"7 8 

47(2), 5°- 8o» 8 7 



Wickes, Frances, 1S05-75. wife of Rev. 

John Blatchford 

: 50. 81, 88, 95(2), 98(3), 99. 124 

Wickes, Francis 12, 13 

Wickes, Francis Cogswell 113 

Wickes, Freelove 35 

Wickes, George 37 

Wickes, George Todd 89, 92 

Wickes, Gilbert, Sr 40 

Wickes, Gilbert, Jr 40 

Wickes, Gilbert, baptized 1732 34 

Wickes, Gilbert, baptized 1762 35 

Wickes, Hanna, baptized 1732 34 

Wickes, Hanna, baptized 1750 35 

Wickes, Hannah, baptized Feb. 16, 1735 34 
Wickes, Hannah, baptized Nov. 2, 1735 34 

Wickes, Hannah, baptized 1754 35 

Wickes, Hannah, baptized 1765 35 

Wickes, Hannah, daughter of Daniel 

and Rebecca Wickes 22 

Wickes, Hannah, daughter of Joseph 

and Hannah Wickes 22 

Wickes, Hannah, m. Sam Ackerly, 1751 36 
Wickes, Hannah, b. 1735, m. John Brush 86 
Wickes, Hannah, m. Sam Denton, 1760. 36 
Wickes, Hannah, m. Sam. Hart, 1754. . 36 
Wickes, Hannah, wife of Joseph Wickes 22 
Wickes, Hannah, 17S1-1816 

47( 2 ). So. 80, 83, S7, 106, 117(3) 

Wickes, Hannah Lewis 86 

Wickes, Hannah Piatt 86 

Wickes, Harriet, 1789-1875 32, 47, 

49, 60(2), 80, 83, 87, 95, 101, 116(3) 
Wickes, Harriet, 1807-36. . .81 (2), 88, 100 

Wickes, Harriet, 1829-31 42, 83, 102 

Wickes, Harriet, 1837 81, 88, 91 

Wickes, Harriet Frances 104-105 

Wickes, Helen C. Stinson 104 

Wickes, Helen Lansing 89 

Wickes, Rev. Henry, 1821-97 

60, 63, 82, 101, 113 

Biography 75"?6 

Wickes, Henry Cathell 91 

Wickes, Henry Herriman 113 

Wickes, Henry Parmelee 89 

Wickes, Henry Sylvanus, 1835-37 

45- 81, 88 

Wickes, Henry Van Wyck 113 

Wickes, Hester Ketcham 85 

Wickes, Hezekiah, baptized 1725 34 

Wickes, Hezekiah, baptized 1733 x* 

Wickes, Hezekiah, son of Jonathan 

Wickes . 22 

Wickes, Hezekiah, m. Lois Jarvis, 175^. Y> 

Wickes, Isaac, baptized 1753 35 

Wickes, Isaac, baptized 1758 »r 

Wickes, Isabella Harcutt 85 

Wickes, Jacob 22 

Wickes, James 12 

Wickes, James Henry, 1S41-92 . .81, So. 91 

Wickes, James Henry, 1S72-73 92 

Wickes, Jane Bunce Smith 116 

Wickes, Jemima 31, 36, 38, 87 

Wickes, Jemima Scudder 48. 86 

Wickes, Jesse 22, 34 

Wickes, Joanna 35 

Wickes, Joel 22, 35 

Wickes, Johannah 22 

Wickes, John 12 

Wickes, John 21, 22 

Wickes, John 26 

Wickes, John, 1718 20 

Wickes. John, 1736 27 

Wickes, John, 1739 27, 28 

Wickes, John, baptized May 3, 1613. ... 10 

Wickes, John, baptized 1728 34 

Wickes, John, baptized 1744 34 

Wickes, John, baptized 1754 35 

Wickes, John, r,u Jemima Conklin, 1720 35 
Wickes, John, b. 1652, m. Hester Ketch- 
urn, 1673 22, 85 

Wickes, John, ;». Rose Townsend 13 

Wickes, John, m. Eliz. Tucker 37 

Wickes. John, killed by the Indians 

(King Philip's war), 1675. . 13(6), 14(2) 
Wickes, John, Jr., son of John Weekes 

and Hester Ketchum 22 

Wickes, John, grantee of Huntington, 

1694 22, 41 

Wickes, Rev. John, 1823-1901 

63, 83, 101, 115(2) 

Biography of 7&~79 

Wickes, Copt. John, 1722-1801 39(2) 

Wickes, Jonah 35 

Wickes, Jonas, 1750 22 

Wickes, Jonas, baptized 1743 34 

Wickes, Jonas, baptized 1762 35 

Wickes, Jonathan ( 1 ) 22 

Wickes, Jonathan. Jr. (2), son of Jona- 
than Wickes 22(2) 



Wickes, Jonathan (3) 22 

YYickes, Jonathan, 1736 26 

Wickes, Jonathan, baptized 1743 34 

Wickes, Jonathan, m. Eliz. Arthur, 1763 36 
Wickes, Jonathan, m. Eliz. Gates, 1737. 36 
Wickes, Jonathan, m. Anne Netherway, 

1753 ••••• 36 

Wickes, Jonithan 28 

Wickes, Joseph (1) 22(2) 

Wickes, Joseph (2), son of Joseph and 

Hannah Wickes : 22 

Wickes, Joseph 22 

Wickes, Joseph, 1650 14(3) 

Wickes, Joseph, son of Francis Wickes. 12 
Wickes, Joseph, m. Hannah Lewis .... 86 
Wickes, Joseph, m. Mary Piatt, 1749. . . 36 
Wickes, Joseph, of Chestertown, Md., 

1843 l6 

Wickes, Joseph Howard 102 

Wickes, Josephine L. Hewlett 115 

Wickes, Josiah, Sr., 1737 34 

Wickes, Josiah, Jr., 1762 34, 36(2), 39 

Wickes, Josiah, baptized 1735 34 

Wickes, Josiah, baptized 1763 35 

Wickes, Jotham 36 

Wickes, Jubal 35 

Wickes, Julia 45( 2 ) 

Wickes, Julia Fitch 89 

Wickes, Julia Penniman 81, 88 

Wickes, Keturah 35 

Wickes, Lambert 14 

Wickes, Laura W 113 

Wickes, Lemuel 36 

Wickes, Lewis Webster 92 

Wickes, Lilla Cathell 9 1 

Wickes, Lydia Frances Rockwell 104 

Wickes, Lydia Matilda 72, 102 

Wickes, Margaret, 1682- 1767 39, 86 

Wickes, Margaret, b. 1734. »»■ Sam - 

Alien, 1751 34. 36. 86 

Wickes, Margaret, baptized 1750 35 

Wickes, Margaret, m. P. Skidmore, 1772 37 

Wickes, Margaret Perkins Cogswell 113 

Wickes, Margaret Stinson 104 

Wickes, Maria, 1799-1821, wife of 

Thomas S. Wickes 4L. 81 

Wickes, Maria Punnett 81, 88 

Wickes, Marie Louise 89 

Wickes, Martha 81, 83 

Wickes, Martha, 1671, daughter of 

Thomas Wickes ( 1 ) 21,85 

Wickes, Martha, baptized 1747 34 

Wickes, Martha, baptized 1760 35 

Wickes, Martha, w. Stephen Conklin, 

1728 35 

Wickes, Martha. 1766-1824, wife of 

Eliph. Wickes (2) 80, 83 

Wickes, Martha, wife of Philip Wickes, 

1699 85 

Wickes, Martha Herriman. .80, 88, 120, 122 
Wickes, Martha Herriman, 1848-S4..89, 93 

Wickes, Mary, 1739 34 

Wickes, Mary, 1750 34 

Wickes, Mary, 1759. daughter of Jona- 
than Wickes (2) 22 

Wickes, Mary, 167 1, daughter of Thom- 
as Wickes ( I ) 85 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1727 34 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1742 35 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1743 34 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1744 34 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1752 35 

Wickes, Mary, baptized 1760 35 

Wickes, Mary, baptized April 12, 1764. . 35 
Wickes, Mary, baptized Sept. 2, 1764. . 35 

Wickes, Mary, m. T. Biggs, 1744 36 

Wickes, Mary, m. Jesse Brown, 1762. . . 36 
Wickes, Mary, m. Thomas Conklin, 1726 35 

Wickes, Mary, m. T. Cornish, 1764 36 

Wickes, Mary, m. C. Stretton, 1761 36 

Wickes, Mary, 1740-1814, m. Rev. John 

Close 3L 3 2 ( 2 )> 36, 86 

Wickes, Mary, 1813-38, wife of Stephen 

Wickes, M. D 7 2 

Wickes, Mary, 1S17, m. L. T. Rossiter. . 

82, 101, 106(2), no, III 

Wickes, Mary Antoinette 46 

Wickes, Mary Antoinette 104 

Wickes, Mary Forsyth 9 2 

Wickes, Mary Heyer 7 2 

Wickes, Mary Heyer 102 

Wickes, Mary Hopkins i°-4 

Wickes, Mary Punnett 89, 90 

Wickes, Mary W. Heyer 83 

Wickes, Mary Ward I0 4 

Wickes, Mary Whitney I02 



Wickcs, Matilda Van Sinderen 102(2) 

Wickcs, Miriam 34 

Wickes, Moses, baptfzed 1741 35 

Wickcs, Moses, baptized 1775 35 

Wickcs, Nathaniel, baptized 1747 34 

Wickes, Nathaniel, baptized 1756 35 

Wickes, Nathaniel, d. 1771 39 

Wickes, Nathaniel, m. Jemima Wood, 

1741 36 

Wickes, Penn 37 

Wickes, Phebe, 1764 34 

Wickes, Phebe, baptized 1723 34 

Wickes, Phebe, baptized 1752 35 

Wickes, Phebe, m. M. Carver, 1778. ... 37 
Wickes, Phebe, m. Joseph Gould. 1745. 36 
Wickes, Philip, 1699, son of Thomas 

Wickes (2) 85(2) 

Wickes, Philip, 1730 22 

Wickes, Philip, baptized 1737 34 

Wickes, Philip, m. Mary Conklin, 1734. 36 

Wickes, Philip Bardwell 113 

Wickes, Phineas 35 

Wickes, Piatt, baptized 1 731 34, 86 

Wickes, Piatt, baptized 1762 35 

Wickes, Rebecca, 1670, daughter of 

Thomas Wickes (1) 21, 85 

Wickes, Rebecca, 1784, wife of Daniel 

Wickes 22 

Wickes, Rebecca, 1784, daughter of 

Daniel and Rebecca Wickes 22 

Wickes, Rebecca, baptized 1760 35 

Wickes, Rebecca Jane Hutchinson 112 

Wickes, Robert 13 

Wickes, Robert Bardwell 23, 113(2) 

Wickes, Rose, daughter of John Town- 
send 13 

Wickes, Rose, m. Isaac Kane, 1774. • • • 37 

Wickes, Ruth, baptized 1730 34 

Wickes, Ruth, baptized 1765 35 

Wickes, Ruth, daughter of Jonathan 

Wickes ( 1 ) 22 

Wickes, Ruth, m. Brush 86 

Wickes, Ruth, m. W. Green, 1734 36 

Wickes, Samuel 14 

Wickes, Samuel, son of Francis Wickes, 

1650 12 

Wickes, Samuel, 1714, son of Thomas 

Wickes (2) 85(2) 

Wickcs, Samuel, 1730 22 

Wickes, Samuel, m. Bethiah Wickes 
. J 742 36 

Wickes. Samuel, 1750, son of Jonathan 

Wickcs ( 1 ) 22 

Wickes, Samuel, baptized 1754 ->- 

Wickes, Sarah, 1671, daughter of 

Thomas Wickes ( I ) 8c 

Wickes, Sarah. 1730-92 40 

Wickes, Sarah, baptized 1746 34 

Wickes, Sarah, baptized 1751 35 

Wickes, Sarah, 1759, daughter of Jona- 
than Wickes (2) 22 

Wickes, Sarah, baptized Sept. 2, 1764.. 35 
Wickes, Sarah, baptized Sept. 23, 1764. 35 
Wickes, Sarah, m. Silas Hand, 1770... 36 
Wickes, Sarah, m. David Smith, 1770. . 36 

Wickes, Sarah Brush 48, 87 

Wickes, Sarah Eliza 104 

Wickes, Sarah Rogers 


Wickes, Scudder, Sr., 1767-76. .47, 80, 87 
Wickes, Scudder, Jr., 1786-87. . .47, So, 87 

Wickes, Seth 35 

Wickes, Silas, baptized 1724 34 

Wickes, Silas, baptized 1740 35 

Wickes, Silas, baptized 1758 35 

Wickes, Silas, m. Esther Pine, 1765... 36 
Wickes, Silas, 1784. son of Daniel and 

Rebecca Wickes 22 

Wickes, Silas, son of Thomas Wickes 

(3) • 35,80 

Wickes, Stephen, baptized 1728 34 

Wickes, Stephen, baptized 175S 35 

Wickes, Stephen, M. D., 1813-89 

[5]. 34, 49, 

58, 60, 70, 71-75, 82, 83, 101, 102, 103 

Biography 7 I_ 75 

Letters 60-64 

Portrait Frontispiece 

Works 73 

Wickes, Susanna, baptized 1762 35 

Wickes, Susanna, m. Jacob Miller, 1738 36 

Wickes, Tappe 35 

Wickes, Thomas, b. 1612, of Hather- 

leigh, Devon (Eng.) 10 

Wickes, Thomas, 1635, of Staines (Mid- 
dlesex Co., Eng.) l 3 

Wickes, Thomas, 1650, son of Francis 

Wickes I 2 

Wickes, Thomas, Elector, 1691 

19, 21(2), 22(2), 38 



Wickes, Thomas, Surveyors' certificates 
Aug. iS. 1736, 1739 26, 27(2). 28 

Wickes, Thomas, 1776, 5th son of John 
and Rose Wickes 13 

Wickes, Thomas (1), d. 1671 11, 

15. 20(2). 21(3), 25, 38. 41, 71, 85(2) 

Wickes, Thomas (2), 1650-1725, name 
appears in deeds of 1708, 171 1, 1714 
and 1725 as Caff. Thomas Wicks... 
21, 22(4), 38. 85(3) 

Wickes, Capt. Thomas (3), 1676- 1749. . 

: 33, 39(5)- 85, 86 

Wickes, Thomas, Jr., 1703-49 

26, 27(2), 28(3), 39, 86 

Wickes, Thomas (4), 1744-1819 

[5], 13, 28, 29(3), 30(4), 31, 32-34, 

36, 37, 41(2), 47(3). 48-53. 54(2), 
58, 80, 86, 87, 101(2), 116, 117, 125 

Histor. notices 48-53 

- Will, 1819 32-34 

Wickes, Thomas, baptized 1740 35 

Wickes, Thomas, m. Mary Udall, 1738.. 36 
Wickes, Thomas, the elder, 1775-79. • • • 

47. 80, 87 

Wickes, Thomas, the younger, 1784-1801 

47. 80, 87 

Wickes, Rev. Thomas, D. D., 1814-70. . 

46(3). 66-71, ioi, 104(2), 105(2) 

Biography 66-7 1 

Works of 69 

Wickes, Thomas, b. 18 14 82-83 

Wickes, Thomas, 1838-3S 102 

Wickes, Rev. Thomas Alexander ..104(4) 

Wickes, Thomas Alexander (2) 104 

Wickes, Thomas Parmelee 89 

Wickes, Rev. Thomas Scudder, 1795- 

1876 41, 45(2), 64, 65, 81 (4;, 

88(2), 89, 91 (3), 92(2), 93, ... 100 

Biography 64-65 

Wickes, Van Wyck, 1773-76. .47(2), 8o, 87 
Wickes, Gen. Van Wyck (2), 1779-1865 


41, 42(3). 47. 5°. 62, 66, 71, 80, 82, 
83, 87(2), 101, 102, 104(2), 105(2), 
106(2), 112, 113, 115(2), 120, 122 

Biography 58-60 

Portrait 5 8 

Wickes, Van Wyck, 1827-28. ..42, 83, 102 
Wickes, Van Wyck, 1832-95.. 83, 102, 115 











ekes, Van Wyck, b. 1867 115 

ekes, Walter Herriman 91 

ekes, William, of Hatherleigh (Dev- 

. Eng.) 10, 13 

ekes, William, baptized 1752 35 

ekes, William Rockwell 104, 105 

ekes, William W., 1819-1900 

76-78, 82, 101, 112 

- Biography 76-78 

ekes, William Woodbridge ....104(2) 

ekes, Zapher 22 

ekes (Montana) yy t 104 

ekes family 80 

ekes (The) Refrigerator Car 77 

ckfield (Eng.) 9 

ckham (Eng.) 9 

ckliffe (Md.) 14, 15 

cks. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wick, 
'ikes, Wyke. 

cks, Ezekial or Ezekiel 39(2) 

cks, Gilbert 40 

cks, John, 1635 11 

cks, John, 1660-1719, Legend of . . . . 40 

cks, John, 1739 27(2) 

cks, Jonithan 27(2) 

cks, Joseph 22 

cks, Capt. Lambert 14 

cks, Sarah, d. 1795 40 

cks, Sarah, d. 1808 30 

cks, Capt. Thomas. See Wickes, 
Thomas (2). 

cks, Thomas. See Wickes, Thomas, 

cks, Thomas, 1681 20, 21 

kes. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wick, 
'icks, Wyke. 

lcox, Amy Blatchford 1 16 

lcox, Samuel Dwight 116 

lcox, Thomas Blatchford 116 

Ikes, Henry 58 

Ikes, Thomas, 1656 19(2) , 20 

lkins, Mary 44 

lkins, Samuel 121 

lkins, Samuel D 44 

lliams, Cordelia 93 

lliams, Dorothy 124 

lliams, John Chandler 95. 124 

lliams, Jonas 93 

lliams, Martha Herriman 93 

lliams, Mary Emily 95. 124(2) 





Williams, Olive Penniman 93 

Williams, Robert 20 

Williams, Roger . . . .' 12 

Williams, Thomas Scudder *. . . 93 

Williams, William 1-4(2) 

Williamson, Stephen B 30 

W'indcatt, Alicia 95 

..Winslow, Harriet W 8S, 91, 93 

Winslow, John F 88, 91, 93 

Winslow, Julia 91 

Winslow, Mary Corning 7 91 

Winslow, Thomas Scudder 91, 93 

Winthrop, Governor 13, 122 

Wix. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wick, 

Wicks, Wikes, Wyke. 
Wolfe, Gen. James, 1727-59 17 

,- Wood, Caleb 21 

Wood, Edmund 20 

Wood, Jemima 36 

Wood, John 22, 25 

Wood, Jonas 19(2), 20, 21(2), 22 

Wood. Jones 21 

Wood, Joshua 86 

Wood, Rebecca 36 

Wood, Ruth Wickes 86 

Wood, Thomas 20 

Woodbridge, Elizabeth Darling 104(2) 

Woodbury (L. I.) 125 

Woodhull, General 48 

Woolsey, Pies, of Yale College 79 

Wray (the original name for Weekes, 

Wyke, etc.) . . . . 10 

Wright, Benjamin 44, 83, 121 

Wright, Elizabeth 125 

Wright, Martha 44 

Wright, Martha Harriman 83, 121 

Wye. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wick, 

Wicks, Wikes, Wyke. 
Wyckes, General Van Wyck. See 

Wickes, Genera! Van Wyck. 

Wyckoff, Elizabeth 120 

Wyke. See also Weekes, Weeks, Wick, 

Wicks, Wikes. 
Wyke (an early form for Wyke, Weeks, 

etc.) 10 

Wykes, Thomas, 1561 15 

Wyllys, S 18 

"Yale College 64.. 66, 75,78 

Yale Theological School 67 

York, Duke of, Letters patent 1664 19 

Yorkshire (Eng.) 122 

Young, Charlotte Brown 98 

Youngs, Israel 53 

Youngs, Philip, counterfeiter, 1776 52 

Zaccheus and the Sycamore tree 62 

Zulus (Africa) 67 


Page 17. For Wolfe fell, September 12, 1758, read September 13, 1759. 
Page 45. Henry Sylvanus Wickes. 

For Died at Albany, December 27, 1827, read 1837. 
Page 47. For Francis was born October 25, 1770, read Frances. 
Page 47. For Frauds the elder died September 30, 1776, read Frances. 
Page 47. For Francis the younger died February 6, 1778, read Frances. 
Page 47. For Francis was born March 30, 1777, read Frances. 
Page 47. Thomas Wickes, Sr. 

For August 2i, 1744, read August 10, 1740. 
Page 58. For General Van Wyck Wyckes, read General Van Wyck Wickes. 
Page 64. For Ordained Evangelist by President, read Ordained Evangelist by 

Page 80. Thomas Wickes. 

For August 21, 1740, read August 10, 1740. 
Page 82. Elizabeth Punnett. 

For died at Troy, August 27, 1834, read died at Troy, August 27, 1831. 
Page 87. Thomas Wickes (4). 

For August 10, 1744, read August 10, 1740. 
Page 87. Scudder Wickes. 

For born at Huntington, September 9, 1768, read 1767. 
Page 100. Elizabeth Punnett. 

For died at Troy, N. Y., August 27, 1S34, read died at Troy, N. Y., 
August 27, 1 83 1. 
Page 108. Emma Richmond Rossiter. 

After Emma add (died October 23, 18S8). 
Page 120. For Horace Clark Hagen, read Horace Clark Hazen.