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The Jarvis family of Long Island
- Jarvis House
(Huntington Historical Society)
was built in 1795 and is a museum of period rooms in the Federal,
and Victorian styles
as well as early Huntington pottery, Long Island paintings and an
costumes. Built by Timothy Jarvis, a housewright, it boasts
of many fine architedtural details.
Also on the same
site is a barn containing a Harnessmaker's shop. Adjacent to the
barn is the Museum
Shop, an emporium
of gufts, antiques and craft items.
Huntington, NY 11743
The Will of Thomas
"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,
2 acres Also 1/2 of a lot above my home lot called Long Orchard, that
the 1/2 next to John Bryan, or 3 acres on the north part; Also 1/2 of
meadow on the east side, which is to be divided between him and my son
Jarvis. I leave to my son Benaiah, 1/2 of the meadow; Also my home lot,
which I now live, with all the buildings, and all the wooded land, and
of the Young Orchard above my home lot; Also a lot of land joining
to Gerritt Thorne and Benjamin Bayley's lands, and north partly by
Thorns; Also a piece of land called the Cove, being 50 acres; Also a
on the Hill, on the east side of the path that leads to the Great Gate,
the Neck, being 4 acres; Also a lot of salt meadow in the East Neck,
north by Geritt Thorne and Simon Fleet, being 1 acre; Also a piece of
part salt and part fresh, down at the north east end of Abraham
land in the East Neck, joining to the beach, being 2 acres; Also 3/4 of
oe 100 right of commonage, with all the privileges, on the condition
he allow his mother, my wife Millisen, the use of 1/3 of the house I
live in, and find her firewood, and keep a cow, and the use of 1/3 of
land and meadow. I leave to my youngest son, Timothy Jarvis, 8 acres of
in the east Neck, bounded north by William Johnson, south by William
Also a lot of woodland south of the East Neck gate, bounded east by
Fleet's land, south by William Johnson, north and west by highways,
14 acres. I leave to my daughter, Eunice Kellogg, of Norwalk,
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
and testament may be duly performed, I appoint my brother, William
and my well beloved friend and Pastor Ebenezer Prime clerk, my
Isaac Brush, Moses Scudder, Nathaniel Wickes. Proved Sept 14, 1732
of Wills Vol III 1730-1744 page 387" obtained from
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.,
and Eliphalet as heirs. It is possible that Sarah and Isaac Whitaker
young.. I have been unable to find information to prove that Phoebe
was the daughter of Jonathan Whitaker, I.
"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.
Family Papers", published by the New-York Historical Society, show
that Mary who married Samuel Brown, was the youngest daughter of
Jarvis. The papers include several quitclaims from Huntington
tothe Lloyds. One in 1733 includes signatures of Phebe, wife of John
Jarvis, a minor, and both are specifically named as the two
daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis (who must have been dead by then). Mary's
was witnessed by John Wood and Jonathan Whitaker. A second quitclaim
identifies both Phebe and Mary as daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis, and
Mary was 17 in 1737. Later Samuel Brown and Mary Brown "late Mary
White in her will states that she is the daughter of Eliphalet
Jervis and Elizabeth Phebe Whitaker. Mary Whitaker was actually Mary
or Jarvis, stepdaughter of Jonathan Whitaker and was probably the
daughter of Elizabeth Jervis wife of Jonathan Whitaker.
removed to Long Island and after the death of her husband,
to Basking Ridge and lived in the house where General Lee was taken
prisoner in the Revolutionary War - Widow White's Tavern.
Family" a Manuscript from Dartmouth College Records gives her birth
as 1719 and the names of her spouses as Samuel Brown and Edwin Whitaker.
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).
signature was witnessed by John Wood and Jonathan Whitaker. A second
also identifies both Phoebe and Mary as daughters of Eliphalet Jarvis,
says Mary was 17 in 1737. Later Samuel Brown and Mary Brown "late Mary
Jarvis" endorsed. Additional
Whitaker/Jervis information provided by Joan Whitaker