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Major Surnames from LI History
Taken from a Gedcom file submitted by Joan Whitaker Landrum which has been added to the following Database
Whitaker, youngest child of Jonathan Whitaker I. was born 15
February 1731/32 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, and was
christened there in First Church, Huntington on March 5, 1731/32.
He married Ruth Bayles in New Jersey. They acquired land in
Somerset Co. and built a house near the home of his parents Jonathan
and Elizabeth Jervis Whitaker. His children were born in Somerset
Co, New Jersey and
possibly in Pennsylvania where he moved his family at the beginning of
Revolutionary War. He and his wife Ruth sold their property in
in 1783 and moved to Burke Co., Ga. leaving the oldest children, Samuel
Elizabeth, who had married, in New Jersey.
In his "The Whitaker Family" Rev. Oscar Voorhees a descendant of Jonathan said that the house where Eliphalet Whitaker lived was about a mile distant on the top of the ridge that skirts the south side of the Mine Brook on a site still occupied along the main road to Liberty Corner in Somerset Co., N.J. and not far from his parents home.
Their son Benjamin married Ann Emanuel, daughter of the Governor of Georgia, David Emanuel. We do not know what happened to his sons Daniel and Nathaniel Whitaker, or whether they had descendants. It was said that one died in Louisiana. Our family has not located the burial place of Eliphalet and Ruth Whitaker. It was said that he died near Savannah. We do not know if this was Savannah, Georgia, or old Savannah Town which was across the river and near his home (Savannah Town was in what is now S.C.) Nor do we know the burial places of Col. Benjamin and Ann Emanuel Whitaker. It is said that David Emanuel lies in Old Church Cemetery, but that there is no stone on his grave. We have been in touch with genealogists in Georgia who are trying to help us determine if there is an unmarked cemetery on the land that was Benjamin Whitaker's near Louisville, Ga. and hope someday to get the graves of Gov. David Emanuel and Hon. Benjamin Whitaker marked. Both were Revolutionary War soldier, and both served their state in the legislature for many years.
Georgia became a state in 1788 when Georgia ratified the Federal Constitution. Eliphalet Whitaker drew land in the Ga. Land Lottery in Burke Co. Ga.1788 - 300 Acres; 1788- 135 acres; 1788 - 100 acres
Eliphalet's son Benjamin Whitaker who obtained letters of administration on Eliphalet's property 19 March 1817 sold the property April 7, 1818 probably to himself. Due to lack of records we don't know if Eliphalet left a will, but it is very likely since most of the Whitakers made wills. It is possible that he left some of his property to sons Samuel and Platt Whitaker.
Family" Manuscript from Dartmouth College says that he was born
February 6, 1732 and not February 15, 1732.
The Will of Thomas Jarvis
"In the name of God, Amen. August 17, 1732, I, Thomas Jarvis, of Huntington, in Suffolk County, brick layer, being very sick. I leave to my son Thomas, 2 acres of land near Ground Nut Hollow, between the paths that lead into town. Also a certain piece of land on th east side of the path by Joseph Rogers, at Cow Harbor, being 2 acres Also 1/2 of a lot above my home lot called Long Orchard, that is the 1/2 next to John Bryan, or 3 acres on the north part; Also 1/2 of my meadow on the east side, which is to be divided between him and my son Benaniah Jarvis. I leave to my son Benaiah, 1/2 of the meadow; Also my home lot, on which I now live, with all the buildings, and all the wooded land, and 1/2 of the Young Orchard above my home lot; Also a lot of land joining south to Gerritt Thorne and Benjamin Bayley's lands, and north partly by Gerritt Thorns; Also a piece of land called the Cove, being 50 acres; Also a lot on the Hill, on the east side of the path that leads to the Great Gate, in the Neck, being 4 acres; Also a lot of salt meadow in the East Neck, bounded north by Geritt Thorne and Simon Fleet, being 1 acre; Also a piece of meadow, part salt and part fresh, down at the north east end of Abraham Chichester's land in the East Neck, joining to the beach, being 2 acres; Also 3/4 of a oe 100 right of commonage, with all the privileges, on the condition that he allow his mother, my wife Millisen, the use of 1/3 of the house I now live in, and find her firewood, and keep a cow, and the use of 1/3 of the land and meadow. I leave to my youngest son, Timothy Jarvis, 8 acres of land in the east Neck, bounded north by William Johnson, south by William Underhill; Also a lot of woodland south of the East Neck gate, bounded east by Paul Fleet's land, south by William Johnson, north and west by highways, being 14 acres. I leave to my daughter, Eunice Kellogg, of Norwalk, Connecticutt, oe 16. I leave to my son in law JONATHAN WHITAKER, 5 shillings. I leave to my wife Millisen, all moveable estate. And now that this my last will and testament may be duly performed, I appoint my brother, William Jarvis, and my well beloved friend and Pastor Ebenezer Prime clerk, my executors."
Witnesses, Isaac Brush, Moses Scudder, Nathaniel Wickes. Proved Sept 14, 1732
(From "Abstracts of Wills Vol III 1730-1744 page 387" obtained from genealogylibrary.com)
Of the eight children attributed to Jonathan and Elizabeth Whitaker by several sources probably only six were their children together. In the will of Mary Whitaker White, she gives her parents' names as Elizabeth Phoebe Whitaker and Eliphalet Jervis. Phoebe Whitaker, her sister was probably also the child of Eliphalet Jervis. It is not known if Jonathan Whitaker adopted these two children, but they are shown by some sources as Mary and Phoebe Whitaker. Both the wills of Jonathan Whitaker and Elizabeth Whitaker mention only Elizabeth, Jonathan, Jr., Nathaniel, and Eliphalet as heirs. It is possible that Sarah and Isaac Whitaker died young.. I have been unable to find information to prove that Phoebe Whitaker was the daughter of Jonathan Whitaker, I.
In "Colonial Families of Long Island and Connecticut" by Herbert F. Seversmith, he states that Phoebe Wood and Mary Brown were children of Eliphalet Jarvis, but does not name a wife.
"The Lloyd Family Papers", published by the New-York Historical Society, show that Mary who married Samuel Brown, was the youngest daughter of Eliphalet Jarvis. The papers include several quitclaims from Huntington inhabitants tothe Lloyds. One in 1733 includes signatures of Phebe, wife of John Wood, and
Mary Jarvis, a minor, and both are specifically named as the two daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis (who must have been dead by then). Mary's signature was witnessed by John Wood and Jonathan Whitaker. A second quitclaim also identifies both Phebe and Mary as daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis, and says Mary was 17 in 1737. Later Samuel Brown and Mary Brown "late Mary Jarvis" endorsed it.
Mary Whitaker White in her will states that she is the daughter of Eliphalet Jervis and Elizabeth Phebe Whitaker. Mary Whitaker was actually Mary Jervis or Jarvis, stepdaughter of Jonathan Whitaker and was probably the natural daughter of Elizabeth Jervis wife of Jonathan Whitaker.
Mary removed to Long Island and after the death of her husband, returned to Basking Ridge and lived in the house where General Lee was taken prisoner in the Revolutionary War - Widow White's Tavern.
"Whitaker Family" a Manuscript from Dartmouth College Records gives her birth year as 1719 and the names of her spouses as Samuel Brown and Edwin Whitaker.
The Lloyd Family papers, published by the New York Historical Society, show that Mary who married Samuel Brown, was the youngest daughter of Eliphalet Jarvis. the papers include several quitclaims from Huntington inhabitants to the Lloyds. One in 1733 includes the signatures of Phoebe, wife of John Wood, and Mary Jarvis, a minor, and both are specifically named as the two daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis (who must have been ded by then). Mary's signature was witnessed by John Wood and Jonathan Whitaker. A second quitclaim also identifies both Phoebe and Mary as daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis, and says Mary was 17 in 1737. Later Samuel Brown and Mary Brown "late Mary Jarvis" endorsed.