History Of Rye, NY
Chronicle of a Border Town
Westchester County, New York
Including Harrison and White Plains till 1788
by Charles W. Baird
Anson D. F. Randolph and Company
No. 770 Broadway
FAMILIES OF RYE
1. The Early Settlers - 1659 to 1700 - and their Descendants
ALLING to HUDSON
[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
The name of Samuell Alling appears among the signatures attached to the declaraion of the settlers of Hasting, July 26, 1662. In the following year, April 28, 1663, "Samuel Allen,' according to Bolton, was one of the plantest to hwom the four puchasers conveyed the island and mainland. The name does not occur again in our records. (The date 1672 is doubtless a misprint for 1662, in Bolton's history, p. 23, the list of proprietors being the same as on Page 20.) Several persons of this name are mentioned by Savage, as among the first settlers of New England. Alling probably left our settlement at an early day.
The name of 'Thomas Aplebe' occurs in the same connection with that of Alling, and like it disappears from our records. He or another of the same name was one of the early settlers of Woodbury, Conn. Savage says 'perhaps died 1690, at Woodbury.'
I. John (1) was one of the first settlers of Windsor, Conn. Soon after 1643 he removed to Fairfield, of which town he was representative for several years. In 1670, 'John Banks, senior, of Fairfield, Conn. (Rye Records) owned a home-lot at Rye, on the Plains. He was a leading man in the colony, active in public affairs, and frequently appointed on important business. It is not likely that he actually resided here at any time.
He was deputy to the General Court from Fairfield as late as Oct. 11, 1683. In 1680 he is mentioned in our records as 'John Banks of Fairfield.' In that year he sold two parcels of land at Rye, one of forty-six acres on Manussing Island, the other a house-lot on the main, 'with the frame of a house on it.' He appears as representative for Rye nearly every year from 1670 to 1680 - sometimes for Fairfield and Rye in the same year. Died January, 1685.
John, Samuel, Obadiah, Benjamin, Susanna Sturges; Hannah, wife of Daniel Burr; Mary Taylor.
II. John (2), oldest son, settled in Greenwich, near the border of Rye. About 1681 he is said, with Thomas Lyon, to have received 'a large grant of land - four hundred acres - 'situated in the angle made by the Armonck or Byram river and Westchester path.' (History of Greenwich, Conn., by D.M. Mead, p. 68). The houses of John Banks and Thomas Lyon are still standing, on the eastern bank of Byram River, near Boston Road. [trans. note: remember: this was published in 1871]. They were probably half-brothers. The family tradition places their coming to this spot forty years earlier, in 1640; but this is a palpable mistake.
John married Abigail, and died July 14, 1699. (Savage).
He had a son John, and perhaps another, Joseph.
2. Samuel (2), second son, was a resident of Rye, and one of the eighteen proprietors of Peningo Neck. He lived, 1682 - 1701, near Gunn Brook Plain, or below Port Chester. Died about 1719. In that year 'his nephews' John Banks and John Lyon, petitioned the governor of New York, for letters of administration upon his estate. (N.Y. Col. MMS, lxi. 156). Samuel, mentioned later, was perhaps his son.
Of the younger brothers, Obadiah and Benjamin, we know nothing.
1. John (3), son of John (2) owned land in 1718 on Byram River. He was probably of Greenwich.
2. Joseph (3), perhaps his brother, was 'of Greenwich' in 1707, when he bought one of the Byram Ridge lots. He died in or before 1713.
3. Samuel (3), perhaps son of Samuel (3), in 1737 purchased from John Lydon three hundred acres of land in the Middle Patent, or North Castle. The families of this name in that region may be descended from him.
After this date, the name seldom occurs in our records.
Roger was a considerable landed proprietor under the Dutch in New Netherland as early as 1642. It was probably his son who gave the name of Barton's Neck to a part of Rye. In 1667 he signs a deed as witness, and in 1701 he is mentioned as former ownder of a tract of land in Rye.
In 1688, Roger, senior, made a deposition relative to a riot in the town of Westchester. (Co. Rec., A. 269). A third Roger was sheriff of the county in 1706 and 1734.
John is mentioned in 1671; Thomas in 1743. Phoebe, about the beginning of this century (1800s), lived opposite the house now Mr. Webb's.
John Basset, in 1763, lived in Mamaroneck, where, when the Dutch recovered New Netherland, he was appointed one of the Schepens. Before 1689 he had removed to Rye, his name then occurring in a list of soldiers 'for ye Expedition to Albany' against the French and Indians. Unlike some of his comrades, he lived to return, and was here in 1691.
Arnold Bassett, in 1685, bought a house-lot in Rye, and was here in 1709.
Michael Basset is first mentioned in 1713. He owned a farm on the lower part of Hog-pen Ridge. Portions of this he sold, 1732 - 1742, to the Purdys, Merritts, and Kniffens. The name then disappears.
This name does not occur among the lists of the early settlers of New England. In 1663, one john Scott of Setauket, L.I., had a dispute with 'Bloomer,' perhaps of the same place, which the commissioners from Hartford were desire to issue. (Col. Rec. of Conn., vol. i. p. 423).
1. Robert, in 1672, bought land in Rye from Philip Galpin. HE became a propritor of Peningo Neck, sharing in 'one equal 18th part' with Thomas Merrit, who came to Rye about the same time. Their names are invariably associated with several disivions of land. From 1681 to 1684, he was engaged in lawsuits with some of his fellow townsmen, which appear to have been decided against him. Hence, perhaps, he removed in 1684 to 'Mr. Ridgbells' great Neck,' and before 1708 to New Rochelle. In the latter year he and his wife Rachel conveyed to their son Robert, of Rye, their 'great lotment of land which wa our old house lot in the field,' with some other lands, and 'one quarter of an eighteenth part or share of lands undivided below the marked trees.'
II. 1. Robert (3) son of the preceding, was active in town affairs, being constable in 1697, townsman from 1701 to 1711, trustee till 1718, and again in 1729.
In 1697 he was appointed one of a committee to lay out the lands of the proprietors, and highways though them. In 1698 the proprietors gave him the island known as Bloomer's; and in 1701 the town gave him land 'on the lower end of Hog-pen ridge, being near the lower falls of Blind brook.' In 1707 the town granted him the stream at the fallsof Blind Brook, to erect a mill or mills, within ten years. Bloomer's mill, now Park's mill, was long known by this name.
Robert was living in 1738, when he gave to his grandson Robert 'son of Robert, junior, late of Rye,' the house where his father had lived, with forty-five acres of land. The tract thus conveyed lay between Ridge Street and Blind Brook and branch, south of the road to the mill, which formerly ran a little to the north of the present road.
2. John Bloomer (3) of Mamaroneck, apparently a younger brother, was living in 1714.
III. Robert (3) junior, died about 1738.
IV. Robert (4), son of Robert (3) junior, mentioned above, was living in 1764. 'Captain Robert Bloomer' in 1775 commanded a company of the South Ballatlion, Westchester County Militia, raised in Mamaroneck and Rye.
In the same generation were John, Joseph and Gilbert. John, mentioned 1735-1740, owned land north of Bloomer's mill. He was justice of the peace in 1746, and town clerk in 1751. He lived on Rye Neck, in the house now (1871) occupied by C. Keeler, and owned the mill known as 'Davenport's' near the outlet of Stony or Beaver Swamp Brook. The mill stood ancienelty by the dam, on the north side of the road. Daniel is mentioned 1764.
BOID or BOYD
1. John bought a home-lot and land in Rye in 1678, when he also appears as witness. He became co-proprietor with John Merrit, senior. 'John Boyd's meadow' lay opposite the old mill, on Blind Brook Creek. He died about 1709.
2. John 'son and heir' of the above, is so called in 1709. He married a daughter of Peter Disbrow, senior, of whose estate he obtained a considerable part. He sold in 1718 to John Disbrown his 'orchard in Rye,' of three acres, 'with a house on it.' The spot is still (1871) known to old inhabitants as 'Boyd's orchard,' directly south of Mr. Greacen's residence. Traces of a stone house were to be found here half a century ago. The upper part of Mr. Greacen's farm belonged to Boyd, who in 1720 sold fifty acres to John Disbrow.
He was living in 1736. Ebenezer is mentioned in 1789, when persons are appointed by the town to collect 'the debts due from' him 'and others to the township of Rye.'
Rev. Nathaniel Bowers, 1697 to 1700.
First written Brondig; of late years, written Brundage.
1. John Brondig (1), mentioned 1662-1697, perhaps the son of John Brundish, of Wethersfield, Conn., was one of the original settlers of Rye. He was the fist town clerk, and deputy to the Genearl Cout in 1677 and 1681. In the division of his estate, in 1698, his four sons, John, Joseph, Daniel and Joshua are named.
II. 1. John (2) mentioned 1687-1719, was called senior in 1707, and was the father of John and Jonathan, who sold their giths as proprietors to Justus Bush in 1726.
2. Joseph (2), mentioned 1687-1726, married Mary _____, and was probably the father of Joseph, Junior, so called in 1719.
3. Daniel (2), mentioned 1697-1723, was one of the first settlers of the White Plains, where he was living in 1721. A survey of the Plains in that year shows his house east of the highway, now (1871) Broadway, about opposite the end of Railroad Avenue.
4. Joshua (2), mentioned 1697-1719, lived at Rye 'in the town,' and was one of the proprietors in 1718. He had a son Joshua and probably other children.
III. 1, 2. John (3) and Jonathan (3) sons of John (2) appear to have removed to Rye, after selling their proprietary rights in 1726.
3. Joseph (3) called junior in 1729, probably son of Joseph (2), lived in 1728 about where his son Gilbert afterward lived - near the end of the land north of Mr. Josiah Purdy's house. Joseph and Gilbert were, probably his sons.
4. Joshua (3) styled in 1727 'eldest son of the late Joshua Brundage,' lived on the southeast corner of Ridge Street and the road to Park's mill. He married Hannah _____, Dec. 22, 1723.
Children: Hannah, Joshua, Deborah.
IV. 1. Gilbert (4), probably another son, is mentioned in 1747. He married Anna, daughter of Rev. James Wetmore; and had a son Gilbert, father of Mrs. Josiah Buckley. Gilbert lived in the house mentioned above. He had deceased in 1815.
3. Hannah (4), daughter of Joshua (3), born May 2, 1733, married, first, ____ Stoakham; secondly Joseph Merrit. She had several chidlren.
4. Joshua (4), son of Joshua, born Aug. 10, 1736, was called junior in 1757, when he was living on Hog-pen Ridge.
5. Deborah (4), daughter of Joshua (3), born April 24, 1741. (Fam Rec.).
Of this generation were several others, whose parentage we do not learn.
Ezekiel, of Rye, aged twenty-seven, was one of the soliders enlisted in Westchester County in 1758, for the French war. Ebenezer was living near the Ridge Road and King Street in 1757.
Abraham, in 1728 had bought land adjoining Mr. Wetmore's farm, or near the present (1871) railroad station, which he owned in 1759. Hachaliah was living in 1771. Absalom married a daughter of Hachaliah Brown.
'This family was a younger branch of the Browns of Beechworth, in the County of Kent, England, founded by Sir Anthony Brown, who was created a Knight of the Bath, at the coronation of Richard II. He left two sons, Sir Richard his heir, and Sir Stephen, Lord Mayor of London in 1439.
Sir Robert Brown, living temp. to Henry VI, and Sheriff of Kent, in 1444 and 1460.
Thomas Brown, Esq., of Rye, County of Sussex, England, emigrated to Concord, Mass. circ. 1632, from whence he removed to Cambridge, where he lived some time.
His sons were Thomas of Rye, who died 1694, and Hachaliah of Rye. (Bolton, History of Westcheser County, vol. ii. pp. 506, 507.)
In the following account of Thomas and Hachaliah Brown and their descendants, I have adhered to the genealogy given by Mr. Bolton. He prepared it with the help of persons who are not now living, and who were better qualified to give information on the subject than any whom I hav e been able to consult. It is however obviously defective in several particulars: some of which will be noticed in the proper place.
I. 1. Thomas Brown was 'aged about 22' in 1660. (New Haven Rev., vol. ii, p. 382). In 1658 he owned land in Stamford; and in 1669 - the living in Rye - he sold his house and land in Stamford Hist. Stamford, P. 51.) In 1666, with Hachaliah owned land in Rye. In 1671 he was one of the townsmen, and in 1676 was appointed with Thomas Lyon to choose a house or place to be fortified for the safety of the town.
He was a proprietor in 1683, and had shares in all the lands divided in his time. His lotment' of seven acres 'on teh banks of Byram river and Gunn brook cove,' now (1871) known as Merrit's Point. Thomas appears to have left no children. He died, Mr. Bolton says, in 1694.
2. Hachaliah Brown, if younger than Thomas, was not more than twenty-four or twenty-five years of age when he came to this place in 1664 or 1665.
Dec. 8, 1666, he bought land from John Coe "putchaser of the town of Rye, being one of the four men that bought this place is in the colony of Connecticut in New England, 'one half of a twelfth lot' or share in lands divided and undivided. The other half-lot had proably been purchased by his brother Thomas, whose land is mentioned in the deed, as bounding the lot, conveyed on the southewest. This was the first of the purchases on the lower part of Peningo Neck, by which these brothers and their descendants ultimately acquired the greater portion of what became known more commenly as 'Brown's' Neck. Thomas and Hechaliah Brown's meadow, near this, seems to have remained undivided for many years.
'Hackalyah Brown' was 'propownded for freeman' of Connecticut, at the court of election in Harford, May 12, 1670. (Conn. Rec., vol ii, p. 128). He was undoubtledly a proprietor, though his name is not in the list of 1683. He had shares in all the divisions of land. He had land 'lying in the Field near the Great Bridge,' which was probably a part of the property until lately owned by his descendants, where the homestead - now (1871) Mr. C.V. Anderson's - stands. He was the leading man of the community in several important transactions, as the purchase of Lane Will's tract in 1680. I conjecture that he died about 1720.
His children were:
Deliverance, Peter, Thomas, Hachaliah, Benjamin, Anne, and Mary.
II. 1. Deliverance (2) son of Hachaliah (1) called by Thomas, 'my loving brother.' in 1683, appears in the pedigree as the youngest son. More probably he was the eldest. In 1678, Philip Galpin, senior, sold to Delverance Brown all his lands in Rye, and probably his proprietary rights also. He appears among the proprietors in 1683, and a descendant of his nearly a century after refers to him as 'one of the ancient proprietors of Peningo neck purchase.' He was a large land-owner in Rye.
He was constable in 1696, justice in 1698, and supervisor in 1701. When the inhabitants applied in 1697 to be taken back into Connecticut, Thomas Merrit and Deliverance Brown were sent to represent their wishes, and the latter was admiitted as deputy to the next General Court. He had left Rye in 1724 (Records) and died in or before 1727.
His children were:
Deliverance junior, Samuel, Zebediah, Jonathan.
2. Hachaliah (2), son of Hachaliah (1) was called major in 1752, and was justice in 1755. In 1756, says Mr. Bolton, he commanded the Westchester levie under General Lord Amherst. An account of the destruction of his house by fire has been given on page 207 [which I did not transcribe].
He married Ann Kniffen, and diedc in 1784.
Hachaliah (3) of Somers), Christopher (3) (of Somers), David, Nathan, Thomas, Josiah, Isaac, Gilbert (two of this name died young.)
3. Peter (2), son of Hachaliah (1) is first mentioned in 1680. In 1695 he bought from Isaac and Mary Denham two acres of land by Blind Brook, where his house and mill stood in 1731. The house is that now (1871) owned by the Misses Mead.
He married a daughter of Peter Disbrow, of whose legacy he acknowledges the receipt in 1694. His wife Martha survived him. He died about 1731 (will dated Feb.11).
Ebenezer (3), Nehemiah (3), Caleb (3), Elizabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah.
4. Thomas (2), son of Hachaliah (1) was chosen a town officer in 1711-1723. He died, probably without issue in 1762.
5. Benjamin (2), son of Hachaliah (1), in 1730 had land on the Westchester Path - recently (1871) Allen Carpenter's farm - and lived, probably, in the stone house, part of which is still standing. Benjamin Brown's 'old house by ye road that leads into Harrison's Purchase,' is referred to in 1732. The same property is described as "Justice [Hachaliah] Brown's land' in 1760.
Benjamin was justice 1728-1746. He died in 1755.
Benjamin junior (3), Joseph (3), Daniel (3), William (3).
6. Anne Brown (2), daughter of Hachaliah (1) married Daniel Purdy.
7. Mary Brown (2), daughter of Hachaliah (1) maried Absalom Brondige.
III. 1. Deliverance (3) junior, was assessor in 1716.
2. Samuel (3), son of Deliverance (2), not mentioned by Mr. Bolton, is so called in our Town Records in 1714; and in 1716 Deliverance conveys to his son Samuel (4), of Brushie Ridge, one third of all his undivided lands 'within ye purchase of ye Eighteen of Rye' (commonly so called). This transfer he confirmed in 1724.
Between 1714 and 1724 Samuel bought a number of allotments on 'Brush ridge' below Hog pen Ridge, and had a farm of one hundred acres or more. He was made justice in 1735, and died in or before 1750. 'Samuel Brown eldest son of Samuel Brown deceased,' appears on our records in 1767.
3. Zebediah (3), son of Deliverance (2), was perhaps the father of Zebediah Brown (4), mentioned 1760-1771, who lived where Mr. Benjamin Loder lately (1871) lived.
4. Jonathan (3), son of Deliverance (2), was one of the most prominent members of this family. He was chosen townsman in 1728, and supervisor in 1762 and 1763, and was justice in 1735. Jonathan lived, it is supposed, in a house directly north of the late Hachaliah Brown's house - now (1871) Mr. C.V. Anderson's. He, with his cousin, Hachaliah, owned the greater part of 'the town neck,' or Brown's Point, as it came to be styled.
In 1768 Jonathan was residing in Hartford, Conn. He died June 15 of that year, and was buried in the old cemetery near Milton. He had a son Jonathan.
5. Hachaliah (3) of Somers, eldest son of Hachaliah (2), was born Aug. 20, 1727, and died May 22, 1813. He married Abby Halsted, born 1734, died August, 1807.
Nathan (4), born Aug. 24, 1756, died March, 1814.
Stephen (4), born July 10, 1766.
Lewis (4), born May 12, 1776, died March 3, 1830.
Ann (4), born Oct. 28, 1754, died July, 1804; married James Bailey.
Mary (4), born June 22, 1758, died Aug. 25, 1810; married Honorable Elijah Lee.
Aner (4), born Feb. 16, 1760, died April 7, 1807; married _____ Crane, M.D.
Abigail (4), born Jan. 15, 1762, died April 20, 1828; married Colonel John Odell.
Susannah (4), born Dec. 15, 1763; married John Titus.
Esther (4), born April 8, 1768, died April 16, 1798.
Sarah (4), born June 1, 1772; married Jonathan Ward.
6. Christopher (3), second son of Hachaliah Brown (2), removed to Somers.
Isaac, Aaron, Frederick, Phoebe.
7. David (3), third son, died 1773. He married Esther, daughter of Rev. James Wetmore.
8. Nathan (3), fourth son, died 1764; married Elizabeth Kniffen. Their son, Gilbert (4), died Dec. 27, 1820, aged sixty-one. Daughters: Elizabeth (4) died June, 1831, aged seventy-one; Margaret (4), died Feb. 1, 1820, aged fifty; and Lavinia.
9. Thomas (3), fifth son, born 1739, died April 6, 1825, aged eighty-six. He married Jane Seaman, who died April 8, 1813, aged seventy-one.
David (4), died Feb. 5, 1857, aged eighty-five years.
Thomas (4), died Sept. 20, 1830, aged fifty-eight years.
Anne (4), married David Stebbius.
Jane (4), died Sept. 24, 1830, aged fifty-three.
Abigal (4), married Thomas Strang, and died 1813.
Catherine (4), married Rev. Elias Cooper.
10. Josiah (3), sixth son of Hachaliah Brown (2), died Aug. 30, 1789, aged forty-seven years; married Deborah Brown, daugthter of Jonathan, who died Jan. 18, 1830, aged seventy-six.
Hachaliah (4); Nancy (4) married John Watson; Elizabeth (4); Clarissa (4).
11. Isaac (3), seventh son of Hachaliah Brown (3).
12. and 13. Gilbert (two of the name) died young.
14. Ebenezer (3), son of Peter Brown (2), mentioned in 1740 and 1743 as owning land jointly with Peter, on the east side of Blind Brook, above the Ridge Road. He was chosen to a town office in 1739. Ebenezer (4), junior, mentioned in 1767.
15. Peter (3), son of Peter Brown (2), in 1738, sold forty acres on Hog-pen Ridge, 'given to him by the will of his deceased father, Peter Brown.' According to Bolton, he had two daughters:
Rebecca, married John Purdy; and Sarah married Thomas Sutton, and died 1739.
Peter Brown (4), who sold land on the same Ridge in 1764, may have been his son.
16. Nathanael (3), son of Peter Brown (2), born in 1732, died April 10, 1801. (Tombstone, near Park's mill).
17. Nehemiah (3), son of Peter Brown (2) signs as witness in 1742. Others of the same name are mentioned half a century later.
18. Benjamin (3), son of Benjamin Brown (2), is called junior in 1718 and 1722. The same designation reappears 1746-1758, making it highly probable that both a son and a grandson of Benjamin (2), son of Hacaliah (1) were thus referred to. We adhere, however, to Mr. Bolton's account. 'Benjamin Brown junior's house' is said to have stood near Mr. Ives' (lately (1871) Mr. Hunt's) gate-house, on the post-road above the village.
19. Joseph (3), second son of Benjamin.
20. Daniel (3), third son.
21. William (3), fourth son of Benjamin Brown (2), is mentioned in 1754 and 1763. William, junir, is named 1783-1786. The former lived in the 'town-plot' or village.
IV. 1. Samuel (4), son of Samuel Brown (3), son of Deliverance (2), was living in 1758 on King Street. In 1733, he bought a farm of eighty-one acres - formerly Nathanael Shrwood's - on the east side of King Street. In 1767 he sold a lot at 'Saw-pit.' As he is called the eldest, there were probably other sons of Sameul (3).
2. Zebediah (4), perhaps son of Zebediah (3), son of Deliverance (2), mentioned 1760-1771. He lived where the house lately (1871) Mr. Benjamin Loder's stands, on the road to Port Chester.
3. Jonathan (4), son of Jonathan (3), son of Deliverance (2), mentioned 1760-1771.
4. Nathan (4), son of Hachaliah (3) (of Somers).
5. Stephen (4), son of Hachaliah (3).
6. Lewis (4), son of Hachaliah (3).
7. Isaac (4), son of Christopher (3).
8. Aaron (4), son of Christopher (3).
9. Frederick (4), son of Christopher (3).
10. Gilbert Brown (4), son of Nathan (3).
11. David (4), son of Thomas (3).
12. Thomas (4), son of Thomas (3).
13. Nathan (4), son of Thomas (3).
14. Hachaliah (4), son of Thomas (3).
15. Hachaliah (4), son of Josiah.(3).
an eccentric individual, not related, so far as appears, to the preceding family. He came here about the year 1683, and was here in 1700. He had been an early settler of Stamford, where Mr. Huntington says 'he seems to have been a pertinacious stickler for the largest liberty to the individual.'
His second wife was Judith, daughter of John Budd, and widow of John Ogden; and through her he acquired property in Rye. In 1685, 'while now lyign upon his bed of sickness,' he made his will, which for some reason is entered in full on our records; 'for the settling and ordering of his effects according to his will and mind as it becomes a Christian living in his condition, that after his decease there may be no contentions arise amongst his successors, and free the country from trouble as concerning him.'
He 'returns to his dear and loving wife Judith Brown that part of the estate that fell to her of her former husband, which the overseers gave her ... only my wife is to pay Captain Silleck for the cider I bought of him this last fall, and take in my bill.'
He survived, however, and was alive in 1700. His son Joseph returned to Stamford.
John Budd, born in England, was one of the planters of New Haven in 1639, and continued there about ten years. In 1653 he had returned to England upon a visit. He was lieutenant at Southold until 1660, when he resigned that office. His purchases at Rye have been related in the earlier pages of this volume (sorry).
Mr. Budd married Katharine ______. He died in 1670. 'A number of young men are supposed to have followed him from Southold.' (Indexes of Southold). The following declaration or will is transcribed from the Colonial Records of Connecticut. (MS. Hartford, vol. i. p. 425).
Know all men by these orsence that I John Budd for diuers considerations have given and granted to John Budd my sonn all my part of the mill on Blind booke and all lands that are undisposed of to him and his heires forever he or his assignes payeing me John Budd or his mother Kateren Budd thirty pownds a yeare in good pay that is to say wheat Twenty pownds porck one Barrell pease the rest, and I doe give John Budd by theses presents all my estate in cattell and debts to be freely his that he may dispose of all for the good of myselfe and wife that wee may be freed from trouble, and after i deceass too discharg o will and have all o debts cattell and to pay all leguses and debts and that John Ogden Juddey his wife and John Horton and Joan his wife John Horton Joseph Horton and John Budd an dhis sonn John Budd Mary Niccolls alias Mary Young John Lyons these are to injoy their lotts as firm as if no such writeing had neuer been and the true intent of this writing is that we may haur our thirty pownds a year truely payd and the Benefitt of i cattell while we liue and after to be John Budds my sons to him and his heires for euer to which I haue sett my hand and sealt this 15 of October one Thousand six Hundred sixty Nine.
John Budd and a seale.
Witness: Joseph Horton; Richard R.B. Bolards, his marke.
This is a true coppy of the originall being examined and compared therwith May 13, 1673 p me, John Allyn.
John Budd of Southold left two sons, John and Joseph; and two daughters: Judith, who married first John Ogden, and second Francis Brown; and Jane who married Joseph Horton. (Rye Records, B. 57, deed from Jane and Joseph Horton, in 1673, to John Budd of Southold, conveying to him one hundred acres of land 'which our father Budd gave us.' See also declaration quoted above).
by his will dated Oct. 13, 1669, he gave his son John part of the mill on Blind Brook, and his son Joseph the 'Eqauquammes' land. (Town of Southold, L.I., Indexes, by Charles B. Moore, New York, 1868).
II. 1. John Budd, 'born probably in England in 1620,' married Mary _____; after his father's decease he confirmed the grants which he had made to various persons. He returned, apparently to Southold, and died Nov. 5, 1684. His brother-in-law, Joseph Horton, seems to have succeeded him in the ownership of the mill on Blind Brook.
According to the 'Indexes of Southold, L.I.,' John Budd (2) had two sons: John and Joseph; and four daughters: Mary married [first, _____ Niccols; second] Christopher Youngs; Hannah married Joanthan Hart; Sarah probably married Benjamin Conkling; and Ann married Benjamin Horton. By his will, John gave his land in Southold to his son John, and that in Westchester County to his son Joseph and daughter Hannah.
2. Joseph (2), second son of John Budd, was known as 'Captain Budd' as early as 1700. He was prominent in town and county affairs, being townsman in 1701, justice of the peace in 1710, farmer of the excise from 1714 to 1721, and supervisor of the town from 1713 to 1716, and from 1720 to 1722. In 1720 he obtained a patent for the tract purchased by his father and known as Budd's Neck. He died in 1722. He had married _______.
John, Joseph, Eisha, Underhill.
III. 1. John (3), son of Joseph Budd (2) is mentioned in our records, 1723 to 1745. He inherited the estate on Budd's Neck, which he sold in 1745, principally to Peter Jay. In 1753, John Budd, late of Rye, now of Roxboro, Morris County, New Jersey,' sold a remaining parcel of land on Budd's Neck.
He married Mary, daughter of Daniel Strang.
Daniel, Elijah; Hannah, who married Hacaliah Purdy; Mary, married Caleb Horton; Joseph, John, Underhill; Sally married Thomas Sawyer; Gilbert, Abigail.
2. Joseph (3), son of Joseph Budd (2), married Ann ______. His will was made in 1763.
Joseph, Nicholas, Underhill, Anne; Sarah, married John Que of Dutchess.
3. Elisha (3), son of Joseph Budd (2), was born in 1705, and died Sept. 21, 1765. His land on Budd's Neck is mentioned in 1730. He married Ann Lyon, who died Dec. 6, 1760, aged sixty years. In 1753 he was living at the White Plains.
Jonathan; Miriam, who married Jonah Maynard; James; Sarah, who married Hachaliah Purdy; Anne, who married _____ Brown; Phoebe.
4. Underhill (3), son of Joseph Budd (2), was born April 29, 1708. He married Sarah, daughter of Captain Henry Fowler, Sept. 17, 1730. She was born June 17, 1710, and died August 19, 1798.
Sarah, born July 28, 1731; Tamar, born Dec. 3, 1738; Gilbert, born Oct. 18, 1744; Mary, born Dec. 30, 1746.
IV. 1. Daniel Budd (4), eldest son of John (3), married _____ Purdy. He removed to the western part of this State.
2. Elijah Budd (4), second son; married Ursula Sine.
3. Joseph Budd (4), third son, married ____ Budd. Children: Shubael (5), John (5), Mary (5).
4. John Budd (4), fourth son, removed to Kentucky.
5. Underhill (4), fifth son, was unmarried.
6. Gilbert Budd (4), sixth son, was for thirty years a surgeon in the British navy. He returned to this country after the Revolution, and lived with his cousin, Colonel Gilbert Budd of Mamaroneck, until his death, which occurred Oct. 14, 1805. He was eighty-five years old.
7. Tamar (4), daughter of Underhill Budd (3), married Ebenezer Haviland, M.D., of Rye, March 25, 1816. Children: Gilbert Budd, who died young; Esther, born March 27, 1768; Sarah Budd, born March 12, 1771; Horatio Gates, born Aug. 28, 1773, died aged twenty-five years; and Ophelia, born 1776.
8. Gilbert (4), son of Underhill Budd (3), married Sarah Amelia Theall. Little is known of the particulars of his military career, which is said to have been honorable and useful. He was in command of troops at Bedford in December, 1778, as appars from the following pass, the original of which, in a fine, bold handwriting, lies before me:
'Permit the bearers Messrs Josiah Brown & John Theal to pass unmolested to Rye, they behaveing themselves as becometh -
Gilb. Budd, L. Col.
Bedford, Dec. 18, 1778.
To whom it may concern.
He died Sept. 7, 1813.
Sarah and Ophelia, twin daughters, born July 22, 1781.
V. 1. Shubael Budd (5), son of Joseph (4), had no children.
2. John Budd (5), son of Joseph (4) died in 1869, aged seventy-seven. He had two sons, John J. and Seely R.
3. Mary Budd (5), daughter of Joseph (4), married Joseph Budd. Their son Daniel is now (1871) living in Rye.
4. Esther (5), daughter of Tamar Budd (4), and Dr. Ebenezer Haviland, married William Coleman, a prominent journalist of New York - founder and for twenty years editior of the 'Evening Post' - died July 13, 1829.
5. Sarah (5), daughter of Colonel Gilbert Budd (4), died June 8, 1817, aged thirty-five years.
6. Ophelia (5), twin sister of Sarah, is still living (August, 1870), retaining in her ninetieth year, to a remarkable degree, the faculties of a clear and culivated mind. Miss Budd resides in New Rochelle.
'Richard Booloch' was a resident of Stamford in 1677, when he owned a farm which John Budd had given to his son-in-law, John Ogden. (Hist, of Stamford, p. 179). He was probably the same witn 'Richard Bolards' who witnessed Budd's will, already quoted, in 1669. This individual appears to have lived at Rye long enough to own property here, and to bestow his name upon two or three localities. In 1678, execution is granted on the estate of Richard Bullard, deceased at Rye.
'Bollard's ridge' near the 'haseco meadows,' is mentioned in 1682; and 'a piece of salt meadow lying by the mill creek' is said in 1700 to have been 'formerly called Bolluck's meadow.' This seems to have been near the spot which is still designated as 'Bullock's landing,' on the west shore of the creek, upon Mr. S.C. Genin's land. There was also a tract of land in the southern part of Harrison, known by this name. 'The swamp called Bullock's meadow,' in 1730, was equally divided between Jonathan Haight's farm and that of the Rev. James Wetmore. A portion of Mr. Stevens' farm is still (1870) known to the old inhabitants by this name.
John Church was witness to a deed in 1661, and is mentioned from that date to 1707. In 1680 he bought land on Barton's Neck from Jonathan Vowles, who calls him 'my kinsman.' His widow had aministered on his estate in April, 1707. (N.Y. Col. MSS. vol. lii. p. 41). John, mentioned in 1708, may have been his son. Justus Church signs as witness in 1678.
CLERE George Clere see page 22, (which I have not transcribed, sorry).
Benjamin Collyer was in Rye in 1682; Benjamin Collyer was high sheriff from 1688 to 1692, and clerk of Westchester County in 1698 to 1707. (Hist. Westchester County, vol. i. pp. xix, xx).
1. John, one of the four men that bought the place,' was the eldest son of Robert Coe, of Norfolk County, England. He was born there in 1622, and came with his father to Watertown, thence to Wethersfield, and thence to Stamford. While there he received, Dec. 7, 1641, a house-lot of two acres, and three acres of woodland. He soon went to Hempstead, L.I., and thence to Newtown; and was at Greenwich in 1660. After taking part in the purchase of Rye, he returned to Long Island, where the Connecticut government appointed him magistrate.
He had five sons: John, Robert, Jonathan, Samuel, and David. (History of Stamford, p. 29).
II. 1. John Coe (2), eldest son of John Coe (1), settled at first on the northwest end of Manussing Island, separated from the eastern part by 'Coe's ditch,' still so called in 1693. In 1668, however, he sold his 'house and housign and home-lot upon the north neck' of the island to Stephen Sherwood; retaining a piece of salt meadow, which John and Jonathan sold in 1719 to Samuel Brown.
He appears to have lived after this upon Grace Church Street, near the present (1870) Kirby Avenue. 'Coe's land' was in the eastern part of the Town Field. He had a thirty-eight acre lot in Will's Purchase, which was numbered twenty-five.
John Coe married Athelana or Ethalanor. He removed to Greenwich, and died there in or before 1744. His 'eldest son and heir' was Andrew.
2. Robert (2), second son of John Coe (1), went to Jamaica in 1656, and remained there.
3. Jonathan (2), third son of John Coe (1), was living in 1719. He had a son John.
4. Samuel (2), fourth son of John Coe (1), mentioned 1713-1719, owned land in Rye, on Branch Ridge and Manussing Island.
5. David (2), fifth son, is not named in our records.
III. 1. Andrew (3), eldest son of John Coe (2), is mentioned in 1698. Andrew Coe who signed as witness in 1680, may have been a name-sake, temporarily here. Andrew (3) was townsman in 1701 and 'sargeant' in 1705. His house in 1699 was near Fox Island. After his father's death he sold the land in Will's Purchase to Abraham Miller and Samuel Lane. He probably removed from Rye about 1744.
2. John (3), son of JOnathan Coe (2), had a son Jonathan.
IV. Jonathan (4), son of John Coe (3), lived in Saw Pit, now (1870) Port Chester, and was knwon as 'Dr. Coe.' He married Esther Green, who died Dec. 1, 1805. He died Nov. 28, 1809.
John, Reuben, Edward, Mary.
V. 1. John (5), eldest son of Dr. Jonathan Coe (4), lived at Nine Partners. He married Sarah Furman.
Reuben, William, Henry, George, Jacob, Jonathan and Esther who married Silas Anson.
2. Reuben (5), second son of Dr. Jonathan Coe (4), lived in Saw Pit, in the house now (1870) his daughter Mrs. Moseman's. He died March 21, 1822, aged sixty-seven years. He married Phoebe Jordan, who died Aug. 27, 1842, aged eighty years.
Charles, John, Lavinia.
3. Edward (3?) third son, had no children.
4. Mary (4?) married John Mead, and removed to Ohio.
VI. 1. Charles (6), eldest son of Reuben Coe (5), died of yellow fever, in 1800, aged eighteen.
2. John (6), second son, was unmarried.
3. Lavinia (6), daughter of Reuben Coe (5), born 1790, married Willet Moseman.
Children: Ann Eliza, Charles William, George Henry, Jeannette Augusta, James, Lavinia, Phoebe, John Coe, Willet.
VII. Ann Eliza (7), eldest daughter of Lavinia Coe (6) and Willet Moseman, married John Brooks.
2. Jeannette Augusta (7), second daughter, married Joseph B. Husted.
3. Phoebe, third daughter, married James H. Peck.
4. Charles William (7), son of Lavinia Coe (6) and Willet Moseman, died 1867.
5. James (7), second son, died 1867.
6. John C. (7), third son.
7. George Henry (7), fourth son, married Sarah O. Finley.
8. Lavinia (7), youngest daugthter, married David M. Lyon.
9. Willet, unmarried.
Robert, in 1697, bought land in Rye from John Brondige's sons.
I. Peter, may be called the founder of this town, in the purchase and settlement of which he was the leading person. He lived here until his decease, May 2, 1688, at the age of fifty-seven years. His house stood on 'The Plains,' in the neighborhood of the present (1870) rectory. He had a large landed estate in the town. October 13, 1681, the General Court of Connecticut 'considering the great losse that hath befallen Peter Disbrow by fyer, doe remitt unto him his country rate for the year ensueing.' (Pub. Records of Conn., vol. iii, p. 89).
His wife was Sarah Knapp, daughter of Nicholas of Stamford. They had two sons: Peter and John; and six daughters.
Mary, called 'the eldest,' married Joseph Lyon of Greenwich and was living in 1735.
Lida or Leda [Lydia?] marraied John Boyd, of Rye.
Martha married Peter Brown, of Rye.
And two others whose names are not known.
II. 1. Peter (2), eldest son of Peter Disbrow (1), inherited a considerable part of his father's estate in Rye. He died in or before 1722. He had a son Peter.
2. John (2), second son of Peter Disbrow (1), purchased land of Richbell in Mamaroneck, in 1674 and 1785. (Bolton, vol. i, p. 310). His house, erected in 1677, is yet to be seen. In 1720 he bought of John Boyd a farm of fifty acres 'at the upper end of the field,' now (1870) Mr. Greacen's.
He had three sons - Henry, Benjamin and John; and two daughteres - Sarah and Anne.
III. 1. Peter (3), son of Peter Disbrow (2) styles himself 'bachenor' in 1714, and speaks of 'my unkle John Disbrow.' He had land on Brush Ridge.
2. Henry (3), eldest son of John Disbrow (2), was of Mamaroneck.
4. John (3), son of John Disbrow (2), inherited a part of the farm his father had bought of John Boyd, and lived probably in the house which stood where Mr. Greacen's now (1870) stands.
He married Sarah _____, and died about 1751. They had a son John.
5. Sarah (3), daughter of John Disbrow (2), married Roger Park, junior. (See account of Park family).
6. Anne (3), daughter of John Disbrow (2), remained unmarried. She was living in 1763. In 1752 she told of Roger Park, junior, for seven hundred pounds, one half of the tract of land, containing one hundred and twenty acres, 'which our brother the late John Disbrow bequeathed equally' to her and to her sister Sarah, wife of Roger Park.
See page 150. [which I did not transcribe, sorry].
REV. THOMAS DENHAM
See pp. 278-280, 285, 186. [which I did not transcribe, sorry].
1. John Frost, 'gentleman,' owned land in the eastern part of the Town Field. He is first mentioned in 1684; was townsman in 1697, and supervisor in 1703. He died in or before 1722. In 1718 he paid to Peter Disbrow one hundred and twenty pounds for fifty acres, bounded on the north by the highway and field fence, 'in consideration also of the support of his son Abraham during his life, and Christian-like burial after death.'
From the recurrence of the surname, we think it likely that John Frost had a son, and Abraham a grandson of Abraham Frost, who, in 1657, was living 'aboute Stamford or Greenwich,' and presented a petition to the Court at New Haven, 'desiring som releife from them because he is very poore, haveing lost all by the Indians aboute a yeare and a halfe agoe, his wife and children taken captives but after brought to this jurisdiction, where they have lived since in a poore and meane way.' The Court ordered that they should receive assistance. (Rec. of Col. of N.H., vol. ii, P. 216.)
2. Daniel Frost, of Oyster Bay, in 1744, bought thirty-five acres on Grace Church Street, near Byram harbor, which he sold some years after.
I. Philip Galpin was a resident of New Haven as early as 1646, and there married Elizabeth Smith. (N.H. Rec., vol. i, p. 259.) He was living at Fairfield in 1657 (Savage.). He came to this place before Jan. 26, 1662, the date of the petition of the settlers of Hasting, to which his name is attached. Galpin died in 1685. (Rye Records).
His second wife was Hannah _____. Children:
Samuel, Joseph, John, Benjamin, Moses, Jeremiah, Sarah, Deborah, Hannah.
'Other daughters' are referred to. One of his daughters married Richard Walters, another Robert Traves, and another Stephen Sherwood. The Philip Galpin, who, in 1690, went with the Expedition to Albany against the French, may have been anotehr son.
'Galpin's Cove,' on the west side of Blind Brook Creek, takes its name from this person.
II. 1. Samuel (2), son of Philip Galpin (1), was born in New Haven in 1650, and in 1685 was living in Stratford. (Conn. Rec., vol. iii, p. 186 note). In 1692, he was one of the grand jurors impanelled at Fairfield to try Mercy Disborough and others for witchcraft. (Conn. Rec., vol. vi, P. 76, note.)
2. Joseph (2), son of Philip Galpin (1), bought rights on Peningo Neck in 1685. In 1719, 1722 and 1724, he purchased land in Will's Purchase, where he already had a thirty-eight acre lot formerly his father's, making over one hundred and fifty acres. He is called 'wheelwright' in 1722.
3. John (2), son of Philip Galpin (1), married Mary _____. He died in 1738. He had land on Budd's Neck and in White Plains. 'Young John and rest rest of [John's (2)] children,' are mentioned in Philip's will.
4. Benjamin (2), son of Philip Galpin (1), disappears from our records after the settlement of his father's estate. He is probably the 'Banjamin Galpin' of Woodbury, Conn., who came to that place, with his wife Rebecca, about 1680, and died in 1731.
He left three sons, Benjamin, Joseph and Samuel; and six daughters. Some of Samuel's descendants still (1870) reside there. (Hist. of Ancient Woodbury, Conn., by Wm. Cothren, pp. 544, 545.)
5. Moses (2), son of Philip Galpin (1) was a 'weaver' in 1738, when he sold to Thomas Gilchrist, of Rye, his house and thirty-five acres on the country road near Daniel Purdy's land.
Joseph Garnsey, native of Stamford (Hist. of Stamford, p. 53), was 'of Milford' in 1699, when he bought of John Disbrow one half of a 'lotment' in the Town Field, 'near the upper end.'
Jonathan Hart, in 1685, bought land on the lower part of Budd's Neck, to which he added in 1702. He was chosen one of the townsmen of Rye in 1686. He was called 'senior' in 1702. He married Hannah, daughter of John Budd (2).
II. Monmouth Hart, perhaps a son of the preceding, owned land on Horseneck, probably the same with Jonathan's. In 1712 he bought land at White Plains. In 1740, Monmouth, probably junior, bought Thomas Merritt's farm of ninety-three acres at White Plains. He lived on Rye Neck, and was called 'Captain Hart' in 1746.
James Hart, 1761-1772, owned land on Horseneck, the southeastern extremity of Budd's Neck. This land appears to have been that now (1870) owned by Mr. Brevoort, on Rye Neck.
HIAT or HYAT
I. Caleb Hiat (1) was constable of Rye in 1678, and in the same year bought the house and proprietary rights of Joseph Purdy. He must therefore have joined the settlement some time before this, though not one of the original settlers. His house 'on the Plains' was situated near the spot where the new districk school-house stands. He was an active member of the community, in whose transactions his name occurs frequently, and every year until 1686, perhaps the year of his death. He had a son Caleb, and probably John.
II. 1. Caleb Hyatt (2) was of age in 1699, when made constable of Rye. He and John removed early to White Plains, and became identified with that settlement. In 1715, Caleb was one of the patentees under the British crown. His house stood on North Street, nearly opposite the road lately (1870) closed, leading into Harrison, near 'Ridge Farm,' below the village of White Plains. His lands lay chiefly across the Mamaroneck River, on 'Brown's Point' in the town of Harrison.
Caleb Hyatt 'son of Caleb Hyatt' was appointed justice of the peace in 1722, and again in 1735. He was a prominent Presbyterian, and in 1727 was active in the effort to procure funds from Connecticut for the building of a church at White Plains, and another at Rye. He had three sons: Caleb Nathan, and Elisha.
2. John Hyatt (2), probably the son of Caleb (1), signs as witness in 1681. He owned land in the White Plains purchase as early as 1710, and in 1721 was living there, near Caleb. He was one of the petitioners in relation to the church in 1727. He had a son 'John Hyat junior,' who owned property at Rye in 1725.
III. 1. Caleb Hyatt (3), son of Caleb (2), was a resident of White Plains in 1752. Tradition states that he died about the time of the war. His name, with Nathan's, follows that of Caleb (2), in the petition of 1727.
2. Nathan (3), son of Caleb Hyratt (2), settled with his brother on Brown's Point, opposite White Plains. He was living in 1748.
3. Elisha (3), son of Caleb Hyatt (2), born April 24, 1714, died in 1760. He married Sarah Underhill, born March 9, 1715, and had two sons:
Elisha, born Aug. 24, 1751, and Nathaniel, born Dec. 31, 1856; and two daughters: Mary, born April 2, 1745, and Sarah, born July 13, 1754.
IV. Elisha (4), son of Elisha Hyatt (3), had a son, Nathanael, born in 1787, and two daughters, Matilda, and Mrs. Avery. They were living in the village of White Plains, in the spring of 1869. Mrs. Avery has since died, at the age of eighty-six.
Abraham and Thomas Hyatt were perhaps other sons of Caleb (1). Abraham, in 1702, had a house-lot given him at Rye, which he 'freely resigned.' Thomas was one of the patentees of lands near Rye Pond, in 1710.
HOYT or HAIGHT
I. John Hoitt was living in Rye as early as 1678, on Aoawamis, Budd's Neck, or Rye Neck - probably toward the southern end. He is said to have come to Rye in 1676 from East Chester, having removed to that place from Fairfield in 1665. He was not a 'Proprietor,' but appears to have bought land from one of the original settlers. He died about 1684, leaving his wife Mary, two daughters, Mary Browne, and Rachel Horton, and 'two younger sons,' John and Simon. (Will, County Records, White Plains.)
II. John (2), son of John Hoitt(1) was a prominent person. He was town clerk of Rye in 1696, constable in 1702, supervisor in 1711, 1717, 1719, and justice of the peace in 1710, and was honored with the title, then rarely conferred, of Mr. He was one of the proprietors of the White Plains purchase, and of Will's purchases, and patentte, in 1720, of Budd's Neck, with Joseph Budd and others. He owned land in the northern part of Budd's Neck. He died about 1726. 'John Haight deceased' is mentioned 1728.
Children: John, Samuel, Jonathan, Joseph.
III. 1. 2. John and Samuel Hoit were residents of White Plains as early as 1721, and as late as 1730. Their houses appear on a map of the former date, situated about a mile above the bridge crossing Mamaroneck River. They were among the signers of the petition in 1727 for aid to build a Presbyterian church at White Plains, and one at Rye. 'Mr. John Hoit and Mr. Robert Bloomer jun. were chosen at an orderly meeting of the Presbyterians of Rye and White Plains to represent the case' to the Governor and Council of Connecticut.
3. Jonathan (3), third son of John Hoit (2), in 1726 sold land on Brown's Point, near White Plains.
4. Joseph (3), fourth son of John Hoit (2), had a farm at the northern end of Budd's Neck, eighty-three acres of which he sold, in 1737, to the Rev. James Wetmore. He died about 1748, and left three sons:
Henry, Cornelius and Joseph.
He bought - after selling his farm - the house near the Episcopal Church, now (1870) Mr. David Kirby's tenement house.
This family is to be distinguished from that of the Haights of Harrison, though the name was occasionally written in the same way. The latter family is descended from Samuel Haight, of Flushing, son of Nicholas, of Windsor, supposed by Mr. D.W. Hoyt to have been an elder brother of John Hoit (1) of Rye. Samuel Haight was one of the purchasers of Harrison, in 1695, and his sons settled in Harrison early in the last (1700s) century.
Nicholas, mentioned 1683, in 1688 bought John Galpin's land on Budd's Neck, between the country road and the harbor. He sold it in 1728.
I. 1. Joseph Horton, eldest son of Barnabas, of Southold, L.I. (Indexes of Southold), was at Southold in 1662. He came to Rye, doubtless, at the invitation of John Budd, whose daughter Jane he had married. (Abigail, daughter of Jeremiah Vail, is mentioned in the 'Indexes' as 'probably' his wife; perhaps she was a second wife.) In 1669, Budd confirmed him in the possession of his 'lot.' He was chosen selectman of Rye in 1671, and was commissioner or justice of the peace in 1678. 'Lieutenant Horton' seems, indeed, to have been thought equal to every duty. In 1670, he is one of three chosen to procure a minister. The General Court authorizes him 'to grant warrants and to marry persons.' He is a chief officer of the train band. In 1699, the town permits him to keep a place of public entertainment. In 1695, he is one of the vestrymen. With all these dignities he also filled the important office of miller, in which occupation several of his descendants succeeded him.
Mr. Horton had four sons:
Joseph, John, Samuel and David.
The last three sons are mentioned in a deed of 'John Horton, son of Captain John Horton, deceased,' who resigns to them in 1707, all title to the share in White Plains purchase 'which was my honoured grandfather's, Captain Joseph Horton deceased.' He had also a daughter, who married Roger Park.
II. 1. Joseph (2), son of Joseph Horton (1) (who styles himself 'senior' in 1684), was old enough to own land ('Joseph Horton junior's lot') in 1673. Another 'junior' in 1723, was doubtless his son.
2. John (2), son of Joseph Horton (1), had, in 1682, a grant from John Budd, his grandfather, of land between Mamaroneck River and Stony Brook. He and his descendants appear to have lived on the lower part of Budd's Neck. He died in 1707.
John, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin; Hannah, who married Thomas Robinson; and perhaps others.
3. Samuel (2), son of Joseph Horton (1), signs as witness in 1688. He, with his brother, David, removed to the White Plains. Their land, in 1727, lay west of 'the Presbyterian meeting house.'
4. David (2), son of Joseph Horton (1), signs as witness in 1697. According to Mr. Bolton, David, of White Plains, had four sons: Joseph, Thomas, John, Daniel.
III. 1. Joseph (3), son of Joseph Horton (2), called 'junior' in 1723, was of Rye in 1722. He had a son called 'junior' in 1750.
2. John (3), son of Captain John Horton (2), lived on Budd's Neck, in Rye, at or near the mill known as Guion's. He was one of Isaac Denham's executors in 1724. In 1737 he relinquishes his right to land in White Plains received from 'his uncle Samuel.' In 1740, he had an 'eldest son John, junior.'
3. Joseph (3), son of Capt. John Horton (2), was of Rye in 1722. In 1715 he bought from his brother Jonathan, a 'great lot' of sixty acres at White Plains, which he sold in 1722. There was a Joseph junior in 1750.
4. Jonathan (3), son of Capt. John Horton (2), styled 'cordwainer' in 1734, lived on Budd's Neck, where in 1760, he sold to James Gidney one hundred and thirty-nine acres near Mamaroneck Bridge. He died a year or two after, leaving sons Jonathan and James.
5. Joseph (3), son of David Horton (2), was of White Plains in 1732.
6. John (3), son of David Horton (2), is probably the person whose mill, upon Horton's Pond, is frequently referred to from 1747 to 1769.
7. Daniel (3), son of David Horton (2), according to Mr. Bolton, had seven children:
(1) Stephen Horton of White Plains, who left David of Yonkers, and Benjamin. (2) Daniel. (3) Samuel. (4) George W. of City Island. (5) Elijah C. (6) Anne, who married Samuel Crawford of White Plains. (7) Margaret.
IV. I. James (4), 'late of Mamaroneck, son of Jonathan (3), married Sarah Hunt, daughter of Caleb, deceased, twenty-third of tenth month, 1760. (Friend's Rec.)
2. Joseph (4), probably son of Joseph Horton (3), of Rye, called junior in 1750, sold in 1746 to John Guion for three hudnred and fifteen pounds, 'my farm and lands where I now dwell on Budd's neck,' lying south of Peter Jay's land, and comprising fifty acres, on both sides of the road.
3. John (4), 'eldsest son of John Horton,' (3), in 1740, relinquishes his interest in certain lands in White Plains.
Others of this name I cannot with certainty affiliate. Caleb Horton, of White Plains, mentioned in 1725 and 1740; Elisha Horton, of Brown's Point or Harrison's Purchase, in 1748-1751; William Horton, of Brown's Point, 1740-1761, were probably descendants of Samuel and David Horton (2) of White Plains. James Horton Esq., of Budd's Neck, 1750-1764, father of James Horton junior of Mamaroneck, 1770, was probably descended from John Horton (3) of Budd's Neck. So too Daniel Horton, apparently a brother of James, senior, who was of BUdd's Neck in 1760, and Elijah and Gill Budd Horton, perhaps brothers.
Mr. Bolton mentions 'William Horton of King street, Rye, as of this family, and states that his children were:
1. Jeremiah, of Mamaroneck, who married Elizabeth Hart, and left: Abraham, James, Benjamin, Elijah, Hannah, Anne.
II. Isaac, who married Sarah Cornell, and died 1821.
III. Timothy, of L.I.
He also mentions 'Daniel Horton of Rye, a lineal descendant of the first Joseph; born Feb. 22, 1776; married Anne Strang, b. Sept. 30, 1764. Children: James, b. Oct. 29, 1787; Henry, b. Feb. 19, 1789; Ebenezer, b. Nov. 30, 1796, d. May 13, 1814; Nathanael, b. Jan. 17, 1794; and seven daughters.
Robert and John, perhaps brothers, were here early. 'Robert Hutsone' was one of the signers of the declaratiaon of 1662, on Manussing Island. His name occurs gagin in 1673 as that of witness. In 1688 he was living in Westchester. The depoistion of Robert Hudson, 'aged 48 years,' is given concerning a riot in that town, July 16. (Co. Rec., A. p. 267).
In 1674, John Hudson junior of Rye, conveyted to John Hudson, senior, of Rye, his right in four divisions of land which he had from Timothy Knap and Walter Lancaster. This right John Hudson, senior, in 1683, assigned to Peter Disbrow. He too, meantime, had removed to Westchester, where he was living in 1676. (Bolton, His. Westchester County, vol. i., p. 134.)