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The Haven(s) Family of Long Island

Descendants of George Havens
Links to additional on-site Havens Information:

The Havens Family in Suffolk County NY by Barrington S. Havens

     George Havens was the son of William and Dionise Allen , was born 1653 Jamestown, Rhode Island, lived Portsmouth, died February 21/25 1706, Shelter Island, but a New York Historical Society records says letters of administration were issued February 11, 1706-7 to wife Eleanor and the estate was inventoried April 4, 1706. H.C.His father, William Havens was a Huguenot, born 1618 in Aberystwith, Cardiganshire, Wales from whence he came to America. Havens says he is buried in the Old Cemetery, New London, Connecticut. He married 1674, Eleanor or Elinor Thurston daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Mott) Thurston of Newport, Rhode Island. Eleanor was born March 1655-8, died November 7, 1747, at age 93; she married (2) Thomas Terry of Southold. Mallman says his will was dated January 11, 1704, proved March 12, 1707. Moore's Index says he was a Newport, Rhode Island, that he bought 1,000 acres on Shelter Island in 1699, and that he deeded in 1701 200 acres of it to his son Jonathan and 240 acres in 1706-7 to his son John. (Mallman says Edward Thurston b 1617 died March 1 1707, married June 1647 to Elizabeth daughter of Adam Mott; she was born 1629, died September 2, 1694)
     George was a freeman 1680 and was taxed at Kingstown, Rhode Island, September 6, 1687, and was a constable there July 15, 1695. In 1696, he sold farms on Boston Neck. He was on Shelter Island in 1701 and the following year sold a farm near E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.
     He was 53 when he died in 1706-7. He was buried in the New London, Conn., cemetery. He died intestate and letters of administration were issued February 11, 1706-7 to widow Eleanor.
Old Haven's House (Shelter Island Historical Society)
Built in about 1743 with a mid-19th century addition, the Old Haven's House served as a residence,
Post Office and general store.  Four of the rooms have been decorated with 19th century furnishings by the D.A.R.
Many parts of the original construction have been left exposed for inspection.  There is also a children's museum room
featuring toys, dolls and youth furniture.
Location: S. Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 
telephone: 631-749-1299