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
II. LATER INHABITANTS - 1700 to 1800 - and THEIR DESCENDANTS.
ABRAHAMS to GEDNEY
[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
'John Abrahamson, of the city of New York, merchant,' in 1736 bought for one hundred and twenty-three pounds a house and six acres on the road to Milton, apparently just above the house now (1870) Mr. C.V. Anderson's, which in 1742 he sold to the Rev. John Smith. In 1745 he signs his name Abrahams. This is undoubtedly the person whose daughter Elizabeth married James, son of Rev. James Wetmore. He was, according to the Wetmore Memorial (pp. 207,, 208), 'a wealthy West Indian merchant,' who 'losing a number of his vessels with valuable cargoes, without insurance, was obliged to suspend business,' and removed to Rye. 'While residing there he experienced much pecuniary embarrassment. After his death his wie removed to the vicinity of Philadelphia, where she was compelled to support herself from the producsts of a market garden.'
1. The first of this name in Rye was John Adee, said to have been the son of a clergyman of the Church of England. He is mentioned 1750-1766 as living on Hog-pen Ridge. His farm, apparently, was that now (1870) owned by his descendant John A. Merritt.
II. Daniel Adee (2), first mentioned 1788, probably a son of John, lived in the same locality. He married Jemima Hobby, and had three sons: Hobby, David, and William; and three daughters: Sarah (died young), Charlotte and Tamazon.
III. 1. Hobby Adee (3), mentioned 1799, son of Daniel (2), had three sons: Daniel of New York; Samuel, lately of New York; and one who died young; and three daughters.
2. David Adee (3), son of Daniel (2), had a son James, and five daughters.
3. William Adee (3), son of Daniel (2), married twice. His eldest son, Augustus A. Adee, M.D., surgeon U.S.N., died about the year 1850, leaving two sons, Graham and Alvah. His other children: George T., of Throg's Neck; Thomas T.; Jared P.; William; James T., of Westchester; Katharine; John; Caroline; Titus K.; Charles T.; Emily; Edward; Russel W.
4. Charlotte Adee (3), daughter of Daniel (2), married Jotham Merritt. Their son, John A. Merritt, is now (1870) living on Ridge Street.
5. Tamazon Adee (3), daughter of Daniel (2), married Jared Peck, of Port Chester. Children: William, James, Harvey, Charles Adee, Caroline, Henry Adee, George T., Sarah E., Jared V., and Mary P.
Isaac Anderson came to Rye in 1707, when he styled himself 'mariner, of New York.' In 1710 the town permits Captain Isaac Anderson to build a mill on Byram River. In 1713, he bought lands in Will's Purchase, and along Byram River, and became one of the largest land-owners in Rye. The names of James and William, perhaps his brothers, occur in the same year.
William Anderson of White Plains, perhaps a son of the last named in 1750 bought land upon the cross-road between the White Plains and Harrison. This property remains in the possession of his descendants at the present day (1870).
The petition of John Anderson to the Governor and Coucil, for permission to establish a ferry from Lyon's Point (now Byram Point), and 'the westernmost point of Rye Neck or Scotch Caps point,' over to 'Muskitta Cove and Mattinnicock on Long Island,' is dated 1732. It sets forth that the 'petitioner has at their earnest desire frequently ferried travellers over with their horses and cattle.' (N.Y. Col. MSS., vol. lxx. p. 21.) The same or another John Anderson of Rye in 1771 bought land on Grace Church Street, south of the road to the landing.
Joseph Anderson was living in Rye in 1753.
'Germanious,' was witness in 1716.
Samuel Armor lived at Rye early in this (1800s) century, and was supervisor in 1808. He resided where the Cliff House stands.
George Armstrong was here in 1720. John signed as witness in 1741. James and Alice in 1745. William lived in Rye in 1776, when he was examinded before the Committee of Safety, and discharged. (Journals of the Prov. Congress, etc., vol. i. p. 270.)
William Ascough lived on Brown's Point, the western part of Harrison, near White Plains, 1769-1771. Richard Ayscough, 'chirurgeon, of the city of New York,' died about 1774. (Chancery Minutes, N.Y., p. 180.)
Freegrace Adams, sold land on Budd's Neck before 1738.
Joseph Eakerly had property here in 1718.
Samuel Baker, of White Plains, 1758. (Friends' Rec.)
'Deliverance, daughter of Thomas Bumpus' had property here in 1740. Samuel Bumpos was 'chosen publick whipper' in 1747. 'Bumpos' old house,' mentioned in 1750, stood near the road to the Beach.
Nathanael Bayly, of Rye, 1722, in 1728 bought a considerable tract of land on Budd's Neck, part of which he sold in 1738-1743. He died a few years after. Levi, of Courtlandt Manor, probably his son, in 1750, sold land in the same place.
Dr. Nicholas Bailey.
Jonathan Bailey, mentioned 1786-1800, lived on Ridge Street. He was justice of the peace in 1793.
Lewis Barker owned property in 1724. Daniel and Thomas are mentioned in 1750. The former in 1760 had land on Budd's Neck. John is mentioned in 1794.
Joshua Barnes, mentioned 1730, John, 1731, Richard, 1744, and Samuel, 1746, were brothers, according to the family tradition. They were perhaps sons of William, mentioned 1720. James, son of Richard, married Ruth, daughter of Benjamin Clapp, of North Castle, seventeenth of fifth month 1769. Samuel had three sons: Stephen, Joshua and Richard; and three daughters: Jerusha, married Edward Underhill of Phillipsburgh, fifteenth of first month, 1722; Charity, married James Underhill of Phillipsburg, thirtieth of ninth month 1778; Deborah married William Clapp of Oswego, Dutchess County, fifteenth of third month, 1780. Stephen married Hannah, daughter of Isaac Carpenter, twentieth of twelfth month, 1780 (Friends' Rec.), and had six sons: Isaac, Samuel, Stephen, Josiah, Joshua, and David H., the last of whom is now (1870) living where he grandfather lived. David H. Barnes has had one son, Robert, and two daughters, Hannah, married D.W.Smith, and Anne, married H.B. Hallock.
Gideon Barrel, blackmsith, of Rye, in 1738 bought Peter Brown's house and seven acres, which he sold soon after to Raphael Jacobs. Perhaps the same name with Burrell.
Thomas Bates, of Rye, in 1669 married Mary Butcher, at Stamford, where there were many of this name. (Huntington's Hist. of Stamford, p. 156.)
John Bell had land in Harrison, on the east side of Horton's mill-pond, in 1747.
Oliver Besly, mentioned 1722.
Joseph Bloodgood was of the Purchase in 1759; wife, Sarah. His daugahter Mary married Henry Matthews, seventeenth of first month, 1759. (Friends' Rec.)
BLAKEMAN or BLACKMAN
Samuel, in 1718, was one of the inhabitants of Rye (now North Castle) who remonstrated against the attempt of the constable of Horseneck to collect the minister's tax.
The tradtion is that the ancestor of this family came from Germany, but died on the voyage, leaving four children, whom the captain, on arriving in New York, sold into servitude - not an uncommon proceeding in those days. One of these children, Henry >Vogel, was bought by an inhabitant of Rye, and grew up and settled here. He took the Anglicized name of Bird; but some members of the family are said to have still used the German name, in preference, among themselves. Henry married ____ Kniffen, and had four sons: Henry, Thomas, James and William. He lived upon the site of the cottage belonging to Mr. James H. Titus, south of his residence on Grace Church Street. He acquired a considerable tract of land, extending northward from the place now (1870) Mr. Frederick Cornell's; which was known as 'Bird's land,' as late as 1820. He was drowned while on a fishing cruise near Newport.
Henry Bird (2), son of Henry (1), had no children. In 1771 he sold his house and twenty acres near the landing on Grace Church Street, to John Anderson. He died in 1792.
Thomas (2) was the father of James Bird, of Manhassett, and others.
William (2) died young.
James (2) lived in the homestead on Grace Church Street. He died in 1832. He had six sons: Andrew, Adolphus, Alexander, William, James and Thomas; and one daughter, Leah. James is living in Harrison (1870). Thomas was for many years captain of a sloop runing between Saw Pit or Port Chester and New York. He died in Brooklyn, Dec. 5, 1870, aged sixty-eight.
Leah, daughter of James (2), married David Kirby of Rye, and had six sons: Joseph, Andrew, William B., James B., David and Thomas D.; and four daughters: Maria, married John T. Noye of Buffalo; Rosetta A. married Cornelius Curtis; Corenlia J. married Thomas Brownell; and Gulielma. Mrs. Kirby died Jan. 8, 1871.
Benjamin Birdsall was here in 1725, and probably before. He was a namesake and doubtless a descendant of Benjamin, one of the early inhabitants of Hempstead, who came from England in 1657, and who was also the ancestor of Captain Benjamin Birdsall, a heroic officer of the Revolution. (Thompson's L. I., vol. ii. pp. 492-474.) In 1737-1739-1745, he sold one hundred and seventy-five acres to Henry Strang and others.
Nathan Birdsall was here in 1728; Isaac Birdsall, 1744-1759.
The estate of Thomas Bishopp, at Rye, was administered in or before 1707. (N.Y. Col. MSS., vol. iii, p. 41.)
Adam Seaman's farm of fifty acres lay between this ('lower going over') and King Street, above the county road, including much of what is now covered by the village of Port Chester. At the close of the Revolution, we find this land in the possession of three brothers named BOWNE.
Thomas Bowne, who was justice of the peace in 1793, lived in the house now (1870) Mr. Leander Horton's, at the railroad crossing. His farm of one hundred acres stretched from King Street to the river on the south and east, and northward to the farm now owned by the Misses Merritt.
Jacob Bown's house stood on the east side of the road, near the railroad embankment, and Daniel Bowne's directly above.
Rev. Christopher Bridge, M.A., an English clergyman, who had previously been settled in Boston as assistant minister of King's Chapel, and afterwards in Naragansett. He came to Rye in January, 1710.
Jesse Brush 'is permitted' in 1790 'to Enlarge his Dock on the Publick Landing at Rye.'
Alexander Burns, witness in 1730-1741-1748. Alexander and Mary, in 1739.
Joseph Burrell lived on Rye Neck in 1776, when he was concerned in the plan to spike the American guns near King's Bridge. (Journals of the Prov. Congress, etc., vol. i. p. 280.)
Benjamin Burchum, his land in 1723 lay south of Rye Ponds.
The family were from Holland.
I. 'Justus Bush, merchant, of the city of New York,' in 1726 bought from John and Jonathan Brondig an eighteenth share of undivided lands in Peningo Neck Purchase, at the very low price of eight pounds. In 1732 he owned land apparently including a part of that lately Dr. Tuttle's. The old stone house begun by Justus shortly before his death, and finished by Anne his wife, remained unaltered until 1832, when it was renovated. He appears to have been at one time a resident of Greenwich, where his name occurs in 1733, as plaintiff in an action. (Records Fairfield Co., 1702-1735.) He died about the year 1737, leaving a widow, Anne, who died Aug. 5, 1745, and three sons, Henry, Bernardus and Abraham.
II. 1. Henry Bush (2), son of Justus (1), was of Greenwich in 1745, when he and Bernardus released to Abraham part of their rights in their father's estate. Many of his descendants, says Mr. Mead, live in Greenwich.
2. Bernardus Bush (2), son of Justus (1).
3. Abrahan Bush (2), 'youngest son' of Justus (1), born 1720, had the homestead near Saw Pit Landing. He married Ruth, daughter of Gilbert Lyon. He had two sons, Abraham and Gilbert, and five daughters.
III. 1. Abraham Bush (3), son of Abraham (2), born 1751. He had one son, William, of King Street, and two daughters.
2. Gilbert Bush (3), son of Abraham (2), born 1753, died 1831. He married Sabrina, daughter of Samuel Seymour of Greenwich. They had one daughter, Mary E.
IV. 1. William Bush (4), son of Abraham (3), died Dec. 24, 1856. He had four sons: Andrew L., William L., H. Hobart, and Newberry D.; and five daughters.
2. Mary E., daughter of Gilbert Bush, married Gershom Bulkley. Children: Charles S., Helen B. married Willson D. Slawson; and Gilbert B.
Bartholomew Bush is mentoned in 1726, and John in 1745.
Thomas Carle of Rye, carpenter, in 1731 sold to Stephen Lawrence of Flushing four hundred acres in Harrison on Mamaroneck River, which Lawrence in 1738 conveyed to Joseph Haight.
CARY or CASEY
Henry was of Rye in 1771.
Joseph Carhart is mentioned in 1719, and in 1727 with Ann, probably his wife. John, 1722-1750, appears to have been in constant requisition as a witness of deeds. Till 1737 he lived near the church, apparently in the house now (1870) Mr. Joseph Kirby's tenement house, which he held 'on the right of George Lane.' This he sold, with two acres of land, to the Rev. James Wetmore. John was clerk of the Vestry for many years. In 1745 he signs with Jane, probably his wife.
John Carhartt, junior, mentioned 1750, was doubtless the son of the above named. He was living in 1763. Thomas, 1737-1747; Jonathan, 1737, and Matthew, 1747-1749, may have been other sons.
John, Joseph and Andrew Carhartt were living in Rye in 1771.
Hachaliah Carhartt, said to have been an officer in the British service, was one of the company of De Lancey's Refugees who captured Judge Thomas at his residence in Harrison in 1777. He died about the year 1834.
One of this name, a blacksmith, had a shop on the land now (1870) Mr. James Weeks', about the time of the Revolution.
Joseph Carpenter was here in 1718 (Brander's Book), Timothy in 1720, Silles (Silas?) in 1721 (ibid). Our records also mention Benjamin, 1749, and Isaac, 1754. Isaac had a daughter Hannah, who married Stephen Barnes, of Harrison, twentieth of twelfth month, 1780. (Friends' Rec.)
I. 1. Thomas, called 'jr. of Rye,' in 1739, and 'late of the isl. of Nassau, now of Rye,' in 1742, bought, between 1739 and 1743, Samuel Field's farm of one hundred and ten acres, south of Judge Thomas's; and John Fowler's farm, of one hundred and thirty-one acres, with other land in the lower part of Harrison. (Rec., C. pp. 124, 149, 150.) He had a son Joseph, and two daughters, one of whom, Hannah, married Solomon Haviland, son of Benjamin, seventeenth of ninth month, 1742. (Friends' Rec.)
2. John, 'of Oyster Bay,' in 1739, was perhaps, like Thomas, a son of Thomas, sernior. He bought Little Neck, seventy acres, a part of Budd's Neck, from John Budd. He was still 'of Oyster Bay' in 1751, when he conveyed this land to his son John 'of Rye, hatter.' (Rec.) We have no further knowledge of this branch.
John, pehaps the above, had a son Abraham, of North Castle, who married Lydia, daughter of Peter Totten, twentieth of ninth month, 1759. (Friends' Rec.)
II. Joseph (2), son of Thomas (1), married Mary, daughter of John Clapp, of Greenwich, Conn., fourteenth of twelfth month, 1768. (Friends' Rec.) He lived in Harrison, where Mr. Joseph Park now (1870) lives, and owned three farms now comprised in Mr. Park's estate. Sons: John, William, Thomas, Charles, Joseph; daughters: Phoebe, married James Field; Dorcas, married William Cornell; Martha, married John Schureman; Mary, married John Sands; Sarah.
III. 1. John (3), son of Joseph (2), married Elizabeth Field. His farm lay north of Mr. Warren Leland's. Children: Uriah, Aaron, Joseph, Mary; Phoebe, married Silas Sutton.
2. William (3), son of Joseph (2), born July 7, 1772, died Sept. 26, 1847. He married Abby Jane, daughter of Ezekiel Halsted, born March 29, 1772, died March 31, 1834. He owned at one time the farm north of Mr. Park's, and moved in 1810 to the place now (1870) Mr. Leland's. Sons: Philemon H., Allen P., Thomas W.; daughters: Elizabeth J., born Dec. 27, 1803, married Joseph Bartram; Martha S., born July 10, 1812, married John H. Purdy, died June 27, 1850.
3. Thomas (3), son of Joseph (2), married, first, Mary _____, and had one son, Richard, now (1870) living on the farm formerly his father's in Greenich, Conn. Second wife, Eliza Keeler.
4. Charles (3), son of Joseph (2), married Phoebe Cromwell. He owned the farm now (1870) Mr. Griswold's, in Harrison. Children: Alfred, Edward, James, Elizabeth (died young); Sarah Ann, married William Haviland; Phoebe, married David Haviland.
5. Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2), married Eliza Taber. He owned one of the farms now (1870) Mr. Park's. Children: Harriet, married Joseph Park; Mary, Arthur.
Daniel Carpenter, perhaps of the same family, born about 1750, married Sarah Merritt. At the outbreak of the Revolution he was living on Peck's land, Greenwich, Conn. He went to Long Island during the war, after which he lived where Mr. James Weeks now (1870) lives, in Rye, and from there moved to a farm on Grace Church Street, extending to Fox Island. He died about 1830.
Children: Gilbert, Daniel; Hannah, married Francis Secor of Harrison; Rhoda, Maria, Thorn, Jacob, Peter, Zeno, Merritt, Sylvanus, Elizabeth.
Gilbert, eldest son of Daniel, born Nov. 10, 1772, mararied Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac Gedney, born Nov. 30, 1869, died Nov. 14, 1844. He died July 2, 1820. Sons: Elisha, William; daughters: Ann, Sarah, Mary, Charity, Charlotte, Penelope. Elisha (my informant, now living in Harrison) married Sarah L. Deall.
Daniel, son of Daniel, had several children: William, Thorn, Phoebe, Ezra, Eliakim, and ____, married Elijah P. Morrill.
'The estate of Peter Cavalaer of Long Island, deceased,' is mentioned in 1771. The land thus referred to lay south of the road leading from Grace Church Street to the landing, or Rye Ferry. 'Chavalier Rock,' so called in 1804 - Cavalier's in 1829 - and still known to old inhabitants at the present day (1870), was evidently named from this person, of whom we have no other trace. This rock stands by the water's edge, below Horse Rock, near the late steamboat landing.
Michael Chatterton 'of the manor of Philipsboro,' in 1752, bought sixty-six acres of land 'on Brown's point near the White Plains,' i.e. in Harrison. Chatterton Hill, famous in connection with the battle of White Plains, but situated, not in that town, but across the Bronx in Greenburg, formerly Phillipsburg manor, undoubedly took its name from this family, a member of which, says Mr. Bolton, was settled on the hill as early as 1731. (Hist. of Westcheter Co., vol. i. p. 242.) 'Bets' Chartterton, 1756-1767, and Shadrach, 1757-1758, were of Brown's Point.
Samuel Cheeseman, of Oyster Bay, in 1720 bought of Abraham Miller a 'great lot' of eighty acres, being one fifth part of the tract known as Brown's Point, in Harrison. In 1739 this lot had 'formerly belonged to Ann Cheeseman.'
I. Captain John Clapp claimed to be 'of ye town of Rye' as early as 1705, when with Joseph Theall and John Horton, he bought from the Indians land now in North Castle, above Rye Pond, and west of Byram River. (Co. Rec., E. p. 1.) 'The Humble Petition of John Clapp John Horton Thomas Hyat & Company Inhabitants & Residents of the Town of Rye' to Governor Cornbury, shows that the petitioners, 'being Inhabitants of ye Town of Rye have by your Excellency's License to Purchase land in West-Chester County, and according to the Customes of sd Town made purchase of a certain tract,' lying between Byram River and Rye Ponds, for which they desire a patent. This petition was read and a warrant ordered Sept. 27, 1705. (Land Papers, Secretary of State's Office, vol. iv. p. 61.) 'Ye house of John Clap' on King Street, was mentioned in 1724, when the road from that street across Harrison to the White Plains was opened. Here doubtless he was living in 1718, when the constable of Greenwich coming to demand the 'rates due to the minister of Horseneck,' he 'shut to the doors, and told me,' says that official, 'if I came in, he would knock me in the head.' (N.Y. Col. MSS., vol. lxi. p. 17.) This pugnacity, while it comport with his military rank, seems less in harmony with his profession as 'a reputed Qucker,' for so he designates himself in his 'solemn affiratmion,' to a counter statement in the same case. (Ibid. p. 14.) He was alive in 1725. His sons, according to the pedigree given by Mr. Bolton, were John, Silas, Elias and Gibson.
II. 1. John Clapp (2), son of John (1), is mentioned in 1748, when he owned land on both sides of the road to the Friends' meeting-house. Children: Thomas; Dorcas, who married first, William Sutton, second, Francis Nash; Mary, who married Joseph Carpenter.
2. Silas Clapp (2), son of John (1), was 'of Rhode Island.' (Bolton)
3. Elias (2) had two sons, John and Benjamin. John, son of Elias, married Phoebe, daughter of John Hallock, April 17, 1765. (Friends' Rec.)
John Clapp's house us a building of historic interest. It stands near the corner of King Street and the road to the meeting-house.
Samuel Cole, mentioned 1719.
Jacob Coon, weaver, had land in White Plains, 1748.
Richard Cornell, of Cow Neck, in 1724 sold to Benoni Merritt, of Rye, two hundred acres in Fauconier's patent. From the very extensive pedigree of this family which Mr. Bolton gives, it appears that he was the son of John, of Cow Neck, fourth son of Richard, who emigrated from England to Long Island about 1655, and bought Little Neck under the Dutch government. The grandson Richard removed from Cow Neck to Westchester in 1725, and in 1733 complained, with Silvanus Palmer, to the governor, of injustice done to them by the sheriff of Westchester in refusing their vote at an election because they were Quakers. (Doc. Hist. of N.Y., vol.iii. p. 1008.)
Joseph Cornell, of Mamaroneck, son of Richard, married Phoebe Ferris, daughter of Peter Ferris, twentieth of fourth month, 1734. (Friends' Rec.)
Daniel Cornwall was of Brown's Point or Harrison's Purchase as early as 1738. In 1749 he sold his house and one hundred and thirty acres, near Horton's Pond and Mamaroneck River. He married Mary _____. Jacob Cornwall, mentioned 1715, of White Plains in 1741, had land in the same locality. Samuel, 1732. The nane is written as often Cornell, but I find no Daniel of this period among the descendants of Richard above mentioned.
Isaac Covertt, before 1722 had land in Will's Purchase, which he sold; in 1725-1733 he had land in White Plains.
Samuel Crampton, weaver, in 1742 sold his homestead on King Street, opposite Samuel Wilson's.
John Crawford, in 1760 had land on Budd's Neck.
'The several branches of the Cromwell family in America claim descent from the same parent stock as that of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell. It is presumed that the ancestor of the American line was Colonel John Cromwell, third son of Robert Cromwell, and a brother of the Protector.' (Bolton, Hist. of Westchester Co., vol. ii. p. 512, app. The following pedigree is based partly upon the account given by Mr. Bolton.)
I. John Cromwell (1), son of Colonel John, emigrated from Holland, to New Netherland. He resided in 1686, at Long Neck, Westchester, afterwards known as Cromwell's Neck. He married Mary _____, and left two sons, John and James.
II. 1. John Cromwell (2), son of John (1), of Westchester, was the ancestor of Oliver and Jeremiah of West Farms. (Bolton, ibid.; also vol. i. p. 254.)
2. James (2), second son of John (1), of Westchester, was born in 1696, and married Esther Godfrey. He died in 1780. Children: John, James, William. In 1748, James 'Crumwell of Greenwich' bought of Thomas Weeden's widow his plantation in Harrison's Purchase - one tract lying 'northward of frind's meeting house, and north of the road,' and bounded on the west by Thomas Tredwell's land, on the north by 'Clapp's land,' on the east and south by the road. Another tract lay on the south side of the road, and was bounded east by John Clapp's land, south by Anthony Field's and the meeting-house lot, west and north by the road. (Rye Records.)
III. 1. John Cronwell (3), of Harrison, eldest son of James (2), born Dec. 5, 1727, married Anna Hopkins of Long Island, born Jan. 12, 1730. He was an active patriot during the Revolution. His house is yet (1870) standing, a short distance above the Friends' meeting-house in the Purchase, near to Rye Pond. Here the 'advance guard' of a force of Continental troops stationed on King Street, was said by a tory paper in New York, Feb. 14, 1780, to be occupying 'the house of John Crom [i.e., Cromwell] near the Quaker meeting-house in Harrison's Purchase.' (Gaine's Gazette). Mr. Cromwell's name occurs in 1777 amont the names of teamsters who presented to the New York Committee of Safety their accounts for service in removing forage and transporting well-affected inhaitants to the interior. (Journals of Provincial Congress, vol. i. p. 955.) He suffered severely from the maltreatment of the British troops and their allies to Cow Boys, for his well-known attachment to the American cause. Once, it is said, a party of Cow Boys entered his house, and demanded that he should tell them where he kept his money concealed. Upon Mr. Cromwell's refusal, they seized him, and heating a shovel of red-hot in the kitchen fire, applied it to his naked person. Mr. Cromwell lived to relate various incidents of his experience during the war, with much satisfaction, in a good old age. He died in 1805, aged seventy-eight.
James, Daniel, John, Joseph, William; Naomi, born May 4, 1757, married Rev. _____ Halsted; Esther, born Jan. 1, 1760, married John Griffin junior, of North Castle, twenty-second of tenth month, 1777 (Friends Rec., Purchase); Hannah, born May 20, 1762, married William Field of Cottland's Manor, son of Benjamin, fifteenth of fifth month, 1782. (Ibid).
2. James Cromwell (3), son of James (2), 'left Oliver.' (Bolton).
2. WIlliam Cromwell (3), son of James (2), was of Poughkeepsie, and was the father of William of New York and Robert of Canada. (Ibid)
IV. 1. James (4), eldest son of John Cromwell (3), of Harrison, was born Nov. 6, 1752, and died Dec. 23, 1828. He married, May 15, 1782 (Friends' Rec.), Charlotte Hunt, daughter of Aaron of Greenwich, Conn., born Nov. 18, 1762, died Jan., 1839. Children:
Daniel, James, Oliver, David, Aaron, William and Mary (twins, died young), WIlliam, John; Hannah married David Griffin; Rebecca, married George Fritts; Anne, married John Haviland.
2. Daniel (4), second son of John Cromwell (3) of Harrison, was born July 17, 1755. He married Rachel Hopkins of Long Island. Children: John, and Sarah, who married William Waring.
3. John (4), third son of John Cromwell (3) of Harrison, was born Aug. 18, 1767.
4. Joseph (4), fourth son of John Cromwell (3), of Harrison, born March 3, 1770; died 1843. He married Mary Clapp, of Greenwich. Their son William, of Harrison, married Sarah Griffin.
5. William (4), fifth son of John Cromwell (3) of Harrison, born April 29, 1773, resided in Canada. He left William, of New York.
V. 1. Daniel (5), eldest son of James Cromwell (4), married Elizabeth Townsend. Children: Henry, Edward, Daniel, and Charlotte, all of New York.
2. James (5), second son of James Cromwell (4), married Anne Abbott.
3. Oliver (5), third son of James Cromwell (4), married Sarah Titus, and left Joshua of Monroe County, Thomas of New York, James, John of St. Louis, and William of New York.
4. David (5), fourth son of James Cromwell (4), married Rebecca Bowman. Children: William D., of New York, Henry, James, Frederick, Anna, Sarah, Charlotte, Rebecca, Emily.
5. William (5), sixth son [trans. note: I know they skipped over son #5], of James Cromwell (4), married Caroline Underhill, daughter of Joshua. Children: James W., and Caroline.
6. John, eighth son [where is #7??] of James Cronwell (4) of Orange County, N.Y.; he married Laetitia Haviland. Children: Walter, of Orange County, James, David, and Oliver.
7. John (5), son of Daniel Cromwell (4), married Elizabeth Thorn, of Glen Cover, L.I. Children: James T., M.D., of Indiana; Daniel S., Charltes T., and Leonard T. of New York.
Mr. Charles T. Cromwell (6), son of John (5), married Henrietta, daughter of Benjamin Brooks, of Bridgeport, Conn.; a lineal descendant of Theophilus Eaton, first governor of the colony of New Haven, and of Robert Cromwell, father of the Protector. Henrietta, third daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Cromwell, married in 1623, Colonel John Jones, subsequently one of the judges of Charles I. Their son William, born in London 1624, married in 1659 Hannah, daughter of Governor Theophilus Eaton. William Jones became deputy governor of New Haven colony, and afterwards lieutenant-governor of the colony of Connecticut. He died Oct. 17, 1706, aged eighty-two; his wife died May 4, 1707, aged seventy-four. (Memoir of Theophilus Eaton, the first Governor of the Colony of New Haven; by Jacob Bailey Moore. In Collections of the New York Historical Society; second series, vol. ii, paper xv.' pp. 469-493.)
Mr. Charles T. Cromwell, whose summer residence is on Manussing Island, Rye, has had three children: Charles B., who was drowned, June, 1860; Henrietta, who married John de Ruyter, of New York, and Oliver Eaton Cromwell.
William Crooker, 1783-1784. Moses Crooker, 1791, had a storehouse near the present (1870) bridge crossing to Lyon's Point, Port Chester.
'James Cue land' in 1723 was situated apparently where that of Mr. James Weeks is. This is the only mention of him that we find.
Henry Dusenbery, 1721, bought a piece of 'salt marsh' on Manussing Island. In 1724 he had land on the road form the Purchase to King Street. Henry, of Harrison, doubtless a son of the above, born July 28, 1735, married Susannah Ogden, born May 27, 1738. (Her mother was Wilmot Ogden.) Children:
Henry, born Nov. 12, 1757, married Hannah Budd.
Wilmot, born Feb. 17, 1759, married Joseph Merritt.
Jemima, died young.
Helena, born Aug. 5, 1763, married John Hawkins.
Freelove, born Nov. 13, 1766, married first, March 27, 1798, Peter Brown, a native of Scotland, born Nov. 8, 1774, died Sept. 29, 1799; second, James Glover. She died June 12, 1856. Daughter by the former marriage, Margaret W., born Feb. 16, 1799, married July 16, 1817, John Pirnie. (Pirnie Family Rec.)
Thomas Daniels 'of the town of Rye,' complains of the Horseneck constable in 1718.
Samuel Deall is first mentioned in 1791, about which time he established a mill, now (1870) Mr. Van Amringe's. He was supervisor from 1809 to 1822.
Stephen Delhingham, witness in 1750.
Peter Demilt had land in Will's Purchase, but above the town limits, in 1713.
Joseph Dickinson had land in 'Limpen Will;s purchase' near Byram River, 1722.
John Dixon was in Rye in 1791. He was the father of John, James and Thomas and three daughters, one of whom married John Minuse. 'James Purdy, son of John Dixon, was baptized Sept. 10' of that year.
John Dow, mentioned 1729.
Joseph Dodge, his 'salt meadow' was near Mamaroneck harbor in 1772.
Palmer Doutty was here in 1715.
I. Francis Doughty was probably a descendant of the Rev. Francis Doughty, who came about the year 1642 from England to New England, and thence to New Netherland, where he bought a large tract of land at Mespath, now (1870) Newtown, L.I. He was driven thence in the Indians troubles to New Amsterdam, where he officiated as minister for some time. His namesake, Francis 'junior, of Flushing; in 1728 bought a house at Rye known of late years as Van Sciklin's, with three acres of land. He appears to have lived here till about 1740; was justice of the peace in 1735, and constable in 1737, and a vestryman repeatedly. In 1748 we find him advertising as 'Francis Doughty, who kept the Kings Bridge," and 'now removed to the Sign of the Sun in Rye,' etc. He is last mentioned in 1753.
II. John Doughty (2), son of Francis (1), mentioned 1750, succeeded his father as innkeeper in the 'old fort' and was constable, 1750, 1768-1773. His will is dated 1789, and mentons four sons: John, Isaac, Philemon, and Ebenezer; and two daughters: Mary Tillot, and Sarah Van Cot. (Surrogate's Office, White Plains).
David Doughty (2), mentioned 1788-1797, probably a younger son of Francis (1), held various offices in the town.
III. John Doughty (3), son of John (2), kept the inn, which had now been known as 'Doughty's,' and was town clerk, 1794-1799. Phoebe, wife of John Doughty, died in 1812, aged forty-two years. (Cemetery near Mamaroneck).
Christopher Eisenhart, an unmistakably Teutonic name, first occurs in 1730, about the same time with Godfret Hans. Eisenhart was of Harrison in 1745, and was living in 1771. Christopher, junior, then mentioned, lived in Rye, and about the beginning of this century (1800s) occupied the old house now Mr. Joseph Kirby's. He died April 29, 1719, aged fifty-two years. (Cem.) The name is sometimes written Izenhart.
Joseph Elsworth, witness in 1729.
John Embree, witness in 1732.
Thomas Esmond, of Harrison's Purchase in 1733.
David Eustace, of Westchester in 1720, was husband of Mary, daughter of Samuel Haight, and had through her one hundred and seventy acres in Harrison, west of Rye Pond, which he sold to John Tredwell.
Stephen Farrington, of Rye, married Elizabeth Sutton of North Castle, sixteenth of second month, 1757. (Friends' Rec.) Edward Farrington, of White Plains, son of Edward, married Phoebe Baker, eighteenth of twenfth month, 1765. (Ibid).
Peter Fauconier, a native of France, high in favor with Bellamont and Cornbury, governors of New York: by the latter made collector and receiver-general of the province in 1705. He obtained large grants of land from the governors, and among the rest a patent to a tract within the territory originally claimed by the town of Rye. This, long known as Fauconier's West Patent, is now (1870) a part of the town of North Castle. On the application of the people of Rye for a patent in 1720, the Council examined Mr. Fauconier, who made no objection to the granting of the petition. (Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, vo.s. iv., v.; Land Papers, vol. viii. p. 5.)
Eleazar Feenas, witness in 1703.
Peter Ferris 'of the borough of Westchester, esq.,' in 1730 bought the rights of David Jamison to the tract of land known as Harrison's Purchase.' Fot this claim, comprising one fifth of the whole tract, he gave fifteen pounds; and sold or gave it the same year, to Peter Stringham, of Rye.
This family trace their lineage to John Field of Ardsley, Yorkshire, England, 'a distinguised mathematician and astronomer,' born about 1525, died in 1587. Robert, his great-grandson, born in 1610, removed to America, and settled at Flushing, L.I. in 1645.
I. Benjamin Field (1), grandson of Robert, born 1663, married Hannah Browne, of Flushing. He had six sons: Benjamin, John, Samuel, Anthony, Joseph and Robert; and two daughters: Hannah, born 1700; and Sarah, born 1707.
1. Benjamin Field (2), son of Benjamin (1), born 1692.
2. John Field (2), son of Benjamin (1), born 1694.
3. Samuel Field (2), son of Benjamin (1), mentioned 1723, had three sons: William, Stephen and John.
4. Anthony Field (2), son of Benjamin (1), born 1698, married Hannah Burling. He removed from Flushing to Harrison's Purchase in 1725. He had six sons: John, Thomas, Moses, Samuel, Benjamin, William; and two daughters: Sarah, who married Joseph Waters, and Mary.
5. Joseph Field (2), son of Benjamin (1), born 1702, had three sons: Gilbert, Nehemiah and Solomon; and a daughter, Comfort.
6. Robert (2), youngest son of Benjamin Field (1), born July 7, 1707. It is said that he came over when young from Long Island with his father, upon a 'prospecting' tour, but found the country so wild that he returned. At a later day he came back, and married, about 1737, Abigail, daughter of Joseph Sutton, of King Street. Joseph Sutton left his house and half is farm to Robert, who left it to his only son Uriah. Robert 'of Greenwich, Ct.,' - probably the same - had two daughters: Sarah, married Isaac Underhill, eighteenth of eighth month, 1756; and Jerusha, married Stephen Field, son of Nathan, fifteenth of tenth month, 1760. (Friends' Rec.).
III. 1. William Field (3), son of Samuel (2), had two sons, William and Samuel.
2. John Field (3), son of Anthony (2), was of Yorktown.
3. Uriah Field (3), son of Robert (2), was born in 1738, and died in 1814. He married Mary Quinby, of Westchester, daughter of Aaron, eighteeth of first month, 1764. (Friends' Rec.) They had four sons: Aaron, Robert, Josiah, James; and six daughters: Abigail, Elizabeth, Hannah, Sarah, Mary and Anne.
IV. 1. Aaron Field (4), son of Uriah (3), born in 1760, married Jane, daughter of John and Phoebe Haviland, and had two sons, Charles and Richard; and four daughters now (1870) living, Sarah, Anne, Eliza and Hannah. These ladies reside in the homestead, on the upper part of King Street.
I. Nathan Field, born Nov. 30, 1702, married Elizabeth _____, born March 31, 1702. In 1752 he was living in the western part of Harrison, near Horton's mill-pond. Our records mention him, 1737-1771. He had a son Stephen and a son William.
II. 1. 'Stephen Field, of Rye, son of Nathan,' married Jerusha Field, daughter of Robert, of Greenwich, Conn., '15th of 10th mo., 1760.' (Friends' Rec.) They had four sons: William, Jesse, Oliver David; and three daughters: Jerusha, Phoebe, and Elizabeth. (Family Rec.)
2. Oliver (3), son of Stephen (2), born March 29, 1766.
3. David (3), son of Stephen (2), born April 28, 1768, married Sarah _____, born April 11, 1776, died June, 1817. He died Oct. 15, 1805. Children: Marcia, born Jan. 25, 1799; Stephen, born July 31, 1800; and David, born Oct. 6, 1804.
IV. Stephen Field (4), son of David (3), married Mary C., born March 26, 1805. They have had seven sons: William M., Joseph C., Stephen J. (died young), David R., Stephen, Charles, James; and one daughter, Sarah A., married David A. Banks.
Cornelius Flamman [Flamand?] was a Frenchman, probably a Huguenot, who served as apprentice to Mr. Francis Garabrant, in New York, from 1707 to 1722, and married his daughter. Flamman was here in 1734, and lived at Saw Pit in 1741-1743. He was (presumably) a trustee of the Presbyterian congragation of Rye in 1753. He was dead in 1758, when Cornelius, his 'eldest son and heir,' sold his land on Merritt's Point.
'John Flood the boatman' of Rye, testified before the Committee of Safety, Jan. 27, 1776. Aug. 29, 1776, twenty dollars were 'given to Mr. Flood, as a reward for is spirited conduct in apprehending William Lounsbery, a notorious enemy to the cause of America.' (American Archives, fourth series, vol i. p. 1555.) Captain Flood was living at Saw Pit in 1789, when a John junior is mentioned.
Solomon Foreman, 1736.
Edward Fitzgerald, 1712.
I. William Fowler, of Flushing, sold land at Taffy's Plain in Rye, 1706; and conveyed two hundred and forty acres of land, probably in Harrison, to his son William, of Rye, 1711. (Co. Rec., E. 9.) He was living in 1716. He had two sons, William and John, and probably three others, Thomas, Joseph and Jeremiah.
II. 1. William Fowler (2), son of William (1), of Flushing, is called junior in 1716. He was 'of Menussink' or 'Man island, 1719-1722, but removed apparently to the 'town plot,' and was dead in 1742. Perhaps he had transferred the land in Harrison to his brother Thomas.
2. John Fowler (2), son of William (1), of Flushing, had from his father 'one third of lot number two,' in Rye - probably in Harrison. His 'dwelling-house' is mentioned 1720. In 1742 he sold to Thomas Carpenter, late of the island of Nassau, his farm of one hundred and thirty-one acres in Harrison, apparently on both sides of the Purchase Road, north of the road to King Street.
3. Thomas Fowler(2), perhaps a son of William (1), in 1723 had land on the road from White Plains to Harrison; in 1724 he sold to Henry Franklin two hundred and forty acres 'in Harris's purchase.' His wife was Catharine. He removed to the 'town plot' of Rye, and bought a house and five acres of land where the Presbyterian Church now (1870) stands. He was justice of the peace in 1734, and was living in 1737.
4/ Joseph Fowler (2), perhaps a son of William (1), had a farm in Harrison, on the west side of the Purchase Road. He was the father of Benjamin and James. He, or another Joseph, in 1729 sold his farm in the White Plains. 'The late Joseph Fowler,' is mentioned in 1730.
5. Jeremiah Fowler (2), perhaps a son of William (1), in 1723 had land in Harrison adjoining that of Thomas, and in the White Plains. he had a son Jeremiah. March 25, 1771, 'A Good farm lying in Harrison's purchase, situate and lying on the road leading from Rye to Beford, three miles from the Saw Pit landing and four from the Rye landing,' is advertised in the New York papers as for sale. It contains one hundred and fixty-four acres good proitable land, and formerly belonged to Jeremiah Fowler deceased.
'Lieutenant William Fowler' lived, 1723-1742, on King Street, and was apparently of a different family. In 1742 he sold his farm of one hundred and twenty-five acres, between Blind Brook and the colony line and highway, to Adam Seaman, of North Castle, reserving 'the burying place to bury those of his own family."
Henry Franklin of Flushing bought land in Harrison from Thomas Fowler in 1724 which he sold in 1729 to Thomas Franklin. Thomas, mentioned 1725-1750, in the latter year sold to William Anderson one hundred and fifty-eight acres on the cross-road from Harrison to White Plains.
George French, in 1740-1751, bought several 'small lots' in White Plains.
Griffin Gale bought twenty acres in Hog-pen Ridge in 1764.
John Gandal, deceased 1769, had owned land on Budd's Neck, near Archibald Telford's. Elijah Gandrell was here in 1813.
Joseph Gibson witness in 1740.
Thomas Gilchrist, 1738, bought Moses Galpin's house with thirty-five acres on the country road, near Daniel Purdy's land. Thomas and William were here in 1752.
John Glover, 1738, in 1742 bought three acres of land on 'Grachus street,' near Hyatt's Cove. He was of Newtown, Conn., in 1745.
George Gorum or George Gorham, witness, 1733-1736.
Augustine Graham, of Morrisania, son of James, who was attorney-general of New York from 1685 to 1701, was patentee with Clapp, Horton and others of land then within the bounds of Rye, between Byram River and Rye Pond. 'Young Graham' was complained of in 1701 as concerned in one of the extravagant grants of land made by Governor Fletcher. In 1711, he writes, 'I am upon sale of my land at Ry Ponds in order to raise money to satisfie my arrears to Mr. [Governor] Dongan.' (N.Y. Col. MSS., lvi. p. 125.) He was dead in 1719. (Doc. rel. to Col. Hist. of N.Y., iv., v.) His lands were adjacent to those of John Clapp in 1723.
James Graham, of Morrisania, in 1742 sold land in Harrison.
John Augustus [or Augustine] Graham, doubtless of the same family, was a physician of the White Plains, who took an active part in political affairs at the outbreak of the Revolution. He was a leading member of the Committee of Safety in 1776. (American Archives, fourth series, vol. i, p. 1447, etc.) He lived nar the [old] courthouse at the White Plains.
Robert Graham, of Scardale, in 1749, bought a tract of fifty acres in White Plains, south of the 'highway over against Wolf-pit hill.' This was doubtless Dr. Robert Graham who practised medicine in this neighborhood for several years before the Revolution, perhaps the brother of Dr. Andrew Graham of Woodbury. (Hist. of Woodbury, Conn., p. 547.)
Joseph Green, 1717, was of King Street in 1729.
Richard Griffin, in 1722, had lands in Harrison, near Mamaroneck River, and near Rye Pond.
Jacob Griffin, 1717-1733, was of White Plains in 1737-1752. In 1750 he bought of Aaron Veal ninety-five acres in Harrison, west of Rye Pond.
Adam Griffin had property here in 1727. Caleb Griffin was of White Plains, 1752.
Henry Griffin, 1746-1762, had land on Budd's Neck, below Guion's. Anne, probably his wife, is mentioned with him in 1762.
Captain Jonathan Griffin, 1749, was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of White Plains in 1762. His tombstone, in the burying-ground of that church, records his death, April 27, 1780, at the age of sevety-seven years, ten months and seven days.
I. John Guion, of Rye Neck, was the grandson of Louis Guion, of La Rochelle, in France, who, 'four years before the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, fled with his family into England, from whence he emigrated to America, and settled at New Rochelle about 1687.' His son Louis, who died at New Rochelle about 1725, had five children, of whom John was the youngest. (Bolton, Hist. of Westchester Co., vol. ii, p. 521.)
In 1746 Joseph Horton sold of John Gujon, for three hundred and fifteen pounds, 'my farm and lands where I now dwell on Budd's neck ....on both sides of the country road,' comprising fifty acres. This property has but very lately passed out of the hands of his descendants.
John, born Feb. 1, 1723, died June 21, 1792; married Anna Hart, born April 11, 1728, died Feb. 26, 1814. They had eight sons: Jonathan, Peter, James, John, Abraham, Isaac, Elijah, Monmouth Hart; and three daughters: Sarah, born April 25, 1751, died July 15, 1808, married Bartholomew Hadden; Dinah, born May 7, 1757, married Peter Knapp; and Anna, born Jan. 12, 1760, married Silas Knapp.
II. 1. Jonathan Guion (2), son of John (1), of Rye Neck, lived in the 'Middle Patent,' or North Castle. He was born Jan. 28, 1749, married Phoebe Lyon, and left two sons, James and Alvy.
2. Peter Guion (2), son of John (1), born May 27, 1753, died 1772.
3. James Guion (2), son of John (1), born June 22, 1755, died at New Haven, Feb. 1, 1781.
4. John Guion (2), son of John (1), born March 4, 1762, married Phoebe Huestis. He was supervisor of the town, 1797, 1801-1804. He lived in the house now (1870) occupied by Jonathan H. Gedney, and owned the store-house ont the corner diagonally opposite, then the principal place of business in Rye.
5. Abraham Guion (2), son of John (1), born Jan. 26, 1765, married, Mary 19, 1793, Mary Purdy, born June 7, 1777. He died Oct. 9, 1831; his widow, Sept. 28, 1846. They had five sons: John (died young), William, Henry, Peter Knapp, James Hart and Gabriel; and seven daughters: Anne Eliza, married Thomas Haviland, and died Oct. 26, 1840; Sarah, died May 15, 1798; Maria, married John W. Conover of New York; Sarah Ophelia, married Royal C. Ormsby of New York; Charity Amelia, married Garret Vermilye; Hetty Adeline, married Gilbert Haight; and Charlotte Purdy, died April 2, 1824.
6. Isaac Guion (2), son of John (1), born Sept. 19, 1767, married Elizabeth Wilsey.
7. Elijah Guion (2), son of John (1), born April 19, 1770, married Elizabeth Marshall. Their sons were: the Rev. John M. Guion, and the Rev. Elijah Guion.
8. Monmouth Hart Guion (2), son of John (1), born Oct. 8, 1771, married Anne Lyon.
III. 1. James Guion (3), son of Jonathan (2), of the Middle Patent, was the father of the Rev. Thomas T. Guion.
Wililam Henry (3), son of Abraham (2), late proprietor of the homestead.
I. John Gedney, of Norwich, Norfolk County, England, born 1603, came to Salem, Mass., in May 1637, with his wife Mary, aged twenty-five. He had four sons: John, Bartholomew, Eleazar and Eli. Eleazar, the third, born May 15, 1642, was the father of Eleazar, who in all probability was the ancestor of the family in this neighborhood. He was born in 1666. (Savage, Geneal. Dict. of the First Settlers of N.E.) The inscription upon a tombstone in the Gedney cemetery, near Mamaronick, read: '1722. Here lies Eleazar Gedney deceased Oct. 27. Born in Boston Goverment.' Next to it 'lies Anne Gedney his wife.'
II. 1. John Gedney (2), probably the son of Eleazar (!), was born in 1695. His epitaph in the same locality records his death, Oct. 3, 1766, at the age of seventy-one years; and that of Mary his wife Jan. 5, 1772, at the age of seventy-three years, two months. In 1740 'John Gedineyof Scarsdale' bought of William Marsh one hundred and sixteen acres in White Plains, for four hundred pounds.
2. James Gedney (2), probably the son of Eleazar (1), was born in 1702. He 'departed this Life 27 of Jan. 1766 in the 64th year of his Age;' and Hebe his wife died Aug. 10, 1799, aged ninety-four years, six months, eight days. He was also of Scarsdale in 1733, when he bought of Daniel Horton sixty acres in White Plains for two hundred pounds. In 1739 he bought of John Budd one hundred and two acres on Budd's Neck, between the country road and Westchester old path. In 1760, he bought of Jonathan Horton one hundred and thirty-nine acres on Budd's Neck near Mamaroneck Bridge, for one thousand two hundred and seventeen pounds. Portions of this land he gave in 1761-1764 to his sons, James, Isaac, Caleb and Jonathan. Their farms lay adjoining on Budd's Neck, fronting on the country road, and extending from Mamaroneck River eastward beyond 'Barry's lane.' He had three other sons, of whom Solomon was one.
III. 1. Bartholomew Gedney (3), perhaps the son of John (2), was born in 1720, and died Aug. 27, 1775. (Cem.)
2. John Gedney (3), perhaps the son of John (2), was of Crompond. His two sons bore the ancestral names Bartholomew and John. He had four daughters: Martha, Sarah, Sibby and Mary. (Information from Mrs. Todd, Thomas Haviland's sister.)
3. Eleazer Gedney (3), perhaps the son of John (2), bought land in 1754 from Harrison and otheres in Ulster County, and conveyed it in 1760 to his five sons - Joseph, Eleazar, Daniel, David and Jacob. He was then of Scarsdale.
4. James Gedney (3), son of James (2), was born in 1734, and died Oct. 15, 1809, aged seventy-give years, ten months, twenty-seven days. His wife, Anne, died Oct. 11, 1806, aged sixty-five years, eleven months, nine days. They lived in a house which stood diriectly opposite the gate to Dr. Jay's grounds. They had four sons: James, Abraham, Gilbert and Jonathan; and seven daughters: Nancy, married Benjamin Gedney; Sarah, married Gabriel Burger; Phoebe, married ____ Kenny; Mary, married _____Sutton; Tamar, married David Roberts, and died at Glenn's Falls Oct. 6, 1846; Martha, married _____Smith; and Jane, married Daniel Hains.
5. Isaac Gedney (3), son of James (2), had from his father twenty-four and a half acres on the country road and Mamaroneck River. Isaac, perhaps the same, was of Mamaroneck in 1750, when he bought eighteen acres of Budd's Neck, between the harbor and the road. He was arrested and confined at White Plains in the early part of the war: his letter to the Committee of Safety he speaks of his family of seven children. These were, Isaac Sylvanus, William; Elizabeth, married Gilbert Carpenter; Mary, died young; Mary, married William H. Gedney; _____, married William Gray, a captain in the British army. (Information from Elisha Carpenter.) Isaac Gedney was buried Oct. 26, 1791. (Notitia Paroch.)
6. Caleb Gedney (3), son of James (2), had from his father thirty-nine acres by Mamaroneck River. Caleb Gedney lived at White Plains during the Revolution, and moved down to the lower part of Harrison; he was one of the signers of the petition for a fair, 1771. Children: Henry, Phoebe, Gilbert, Caleb (now (1870) living in Mamaroneck, aged eighty-two.)
7. Jonathan Gedney (3), son of James (2), had from his father thirty-nine acres of Budd's Neck. He lived where Miss Henderson's school is now (1870) kept, near Barry's Lane. He was born March 17, 1739, and died during the war. His wife, Elizabeth Hains, was born Dec. 29, 1742, and died Aug. 24, 1801. They had five sons: Alexander (died young), Solomon, Joseph Hains, William Tryon (died young), and Jonathan; and two daughters: Elizabeth, born Jan. 29, 1767, died Sept. 30, 1801; and Mary, born Feb. 20, 1772, died about 1852.
8. Solomon Gedney (3), son of James (2), married ____ Horton, and lived opposite Dr. Jay's farm-house. He had one daughter, Hannah, who married Isaac Gedney.
IV. 1. Bartholomew Gedney (4), son of John (3), of Crompond, was unmarried, and died during the Revolution.
2. John Gedney (4), son of John (3), of Crompond, married Mary, daughter of Benjamin Lyon, of North Street. He lived in White Plains, about a mile and a half below the old court-house. He had three sons: Bartholomew, Elijah and John Benjamin; and seven daugthers: Margaret, Esther, Abigail, Elizabeth Ann, Charlotte, Dorothy and Mary. Elizabeth married William Haviland.
3. James Gedney (4), son of James (3), removed to New York, and died about 1822, leaving a son James and two daughters.
4. Abraham Gedney (4), son of James (3), died about 1858. He was the father of Captain Joseph H. Gedney.
5. Gilbert Gedney (4), son of James (3), died about 1850. He had a son Timothy, and two daughters.
6. Jonathan Gedney (4), son of James (3), born in 1772, died 1857. He had three sons: Gilbert, David and John; and two daughters: Sarah Ann and Hetty. (From David Gedney, Milton.)
7. Isaac Gedney (4), son of Isaac (3), married ____ Gedney; lived on Rye Neck and had one daughter, Susan, died unmarried in 1870.
8. Sylvanus Gedney (4), son of Isaac, unmarried.
9. William Gedney (4), son of Isaac (3), married Charity Gedney. Children: Mercy, married John Hadden; Alexander; Sylvanus; Ann, married Benjamin Way; Jane married Jonathan Purdy; Alfred; Mary, married David Stanley; James.
10. Solomon Gedney (4), son of Jonathan (3), born Sept. 20, 1769, died Feb. 3, 1836. He lived in the homestead on Rye Neck. He married, Oct. 25, 1795, Amy, daughter of David Haight, born Feb. 25, 1777, died Sept. 5, 1833. They had eight sons: Jonathan H., David H., Nicholas H., Peter Joseph, Alexander, William Tryon and Benjamin F.; and four daughters: Charlotte H., born July 14, 1796, died Jan. 22, 1870; Elizabeth, born April 18, 1802; Susan C.R., born June 23, 1808; and Sarah A., born Dec. 11, 1810.
Jonathan H. (5), son of Solomon Gedney (4), lives on Rye Neck (1870). He married Margaret M., daughter of Isaac Worden. They have had four sons: Charles T., and Samuel L., died young; Jonathan W., Alexander James; and four daughters: Julia Ann, Elvira T., Caroline M., married H. Sivalls; and Sarah Ann.