GENEALOGY Of East Hampton Families

DEACON DAVID HEDGES

Deacon David Hedges was born June 15th, 1744, and died November 8th, 1817. He was a remarkable man. Pelletreau, in Munsell's History of Suffolk County, records the fact, that he was, for twenty years, Supervisor of the town of Southampton, "a longer time than any other man," and he says of him he was "a man of upright life and free from guile." The New-York Civil List reports him a member of the Provincial Congress in 1776, and a member of Assembly in 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789, 1804, 1806, 1807; also a member of the convention which met at Poughkeepsie and ratified the Constitution of the United States, July 26th, 1788, and voting therefor. In 1807 he was active in procuring the passage of an act incorporating the Proprietors of Montauk. This act authorized every proprietor to cast one vote, and if he owned more than one-eighth of a share to cast one vote for each additional eighth, and prohibited any proprietor from casting over eight votes. His agency, in the passage of this law, was criticized, on the ground that the vote of every proprietor should be equal. Upon this ground which may lead to the absurdity of a minority rule, the law was vehemently opposed. The incorporation proceedings were attended with disorder and tumult, which prevented organization and themeeting was broken up without effecting its purpose. In our day, in all corporations, com. mon justice enacts that all share holders vote according to the number of shares owned. In that day Deacon Hedges claimed but a limited observance of that rule, now universally accepted. His sin was the sin of thinking in advance of his age. He was a large farmer and compelled by the British to furnish hay for the garrison in Sag-Harbor, in the Revolutionary war. My father told me he carted some of the hay. following the ox cart of the Deacon, his father. Subsequently, by Meigs' expedition, the hay was burned. Its destruction so enraged the British that they refused to pay for the hay, as they had promised, and never did pay for it. Out of this transaction, and with this only as a foundation, a silly story was told that Deacon Hedges fed the British.
He was a man of positive convictions and intensely religious. In the war of the Revolution the Bridge-Hampton church had no minister. Deacon Hedges then, and through all his after life, in the minister's absence, conducted public worship, and often read a sermon. In resolution, in fidelity to his convictions of duty, in sound sense, in good judgment, in executive force, in business capacity, he was conspicuous. The wife of the Rev. Dr. Woolworth wrote of his death: "Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth." It is doubtful whether Bridge-Hampton ever held in its bounds, on his own statement, a greater scoundrel than Stephen Burroughs. The antagonism of the two men was inevitable and to thoughtful minds the sneering censures in "Burrough's Life" are a certificate to the credit of Deacon Hedges. His commendation would have been the stamp of dishonor.
He was physically powerful, and with executive force capable of great endurance. It is reported that he took a drove a cattle to New-York, and sold them for a thousand pounds. In those days robberies were frequent and the danger therefrom alarming. To avoid it Deacon Hedges took this large sum in his saddle bags, started on horseback before daybreak from Brooklyn ferry, and stopping for refreshments only once on the road, arrived at his home in Sagg safely, by 9 o'clock in the evening, a distance of one hundred miles. Tradition tells that the Deacon was none the worse for it, but the young horse he rode was a long time disabled. There is a tradition that at one time the State government offered a bounty or premium to the man who should raise the most flax. In the hope of procuring the premium he sowed forty acres in one field. He led the company in pulling it, and when they got around it, Levi Sandford, one of them nearest to him said, "Deacon we have been 'round the world."
COL. JONATHAN 4 b. 1724, d. June 3, 1804, 80, m. Phebe Sept. 11, 1746 and had ch. Phebe 5 b. July 27, 1747, Jonathan 5 (of Newark Valley, Tioga Co. N. Y.) b. May 2, 1749, d. April 10, 1835, Elias 5 b. Feb. 15, 1751. Job 5 b. March 1753, Mary 5 (w. of Henry Moore) b. Feb. 4, 1755, Cynthia 5 w. of Elisha Miller b. Oct. 10, 1757, Abigail 5 b. July 26, 1759, Stephen 5 b. April 10, 1764 and Ruth 5 w. of Wm. Pierson, b. Dec. 31, 1766
JOB 5 (of Sag-Harbor) b. March 4, 1753, had ch. Lyman 6, Deacon Job 6, Howell 6 and Phebe 6 w. of (???) Babcock.
LYMAN 6 had son Lyman 7 and Stephen 7 of Michigan.
 

The descendants of Daniel 3 have resided, except as otherwise stated, chiefly in the town of Southampton. The descendants of John 3 and William, 3 except as otherwise stated, have resided chiefly in East-Hampton.
HOWELL HEDGES 6, son of Job 5 of Sag-Harbor, b. July 15, 1799, d. May 9, 1893, over 93, had w. Eliza W. Hallock, m. July 18, 1819, and
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ch. Sarah A. 7 b. May 28, 1820 d. Feb. 1888, m. Prancis Sayre, June 16, 1839; Cornelia W. 7 b. March 8, 1822, d. June 7, 1890, m. Hannibal French Oct. 6, 1846; Edward S. 7 b. Oct. 11, 1823; Fanny M. 7 b. July 20, 1825; David H. 7 b. Dec. 4, 1826, last heard from June 1848; John T. 7 b. Feb. 19, 1828; Augustus N. 7 b. June 25, 1831; Job H. 7 b. June 13, 1833; Adaline E. 7 b. Sept. 15, 1835, d. April 9, 1864, m. Luther Hildreth Nov. 14, 1854, who d. Aug. 13, 1858, and m. 2d Benj. Conkling June 12, 1861; Arabella T. 7 b. April 10, 1838; Henry M. 7 b. July 8. 1840, lost at sea in 1888; Benjamin B. 7 b. July 15, 1842, d. in infancy; William W. 7 b. Feb. 20, 1844, d. Jan. 23, 1876; George T. 7 b. July 5, 1846. Cornelia W. 7 m. Hannibal French and they had ch. Florence E. 8 b. Sept. 19, 1847; Arthur S. 8 b. June 30, 1849; Blanche H. 8 b. Jan. 8, 1851; Hannibal, Jr. 8 b. July 5, 1852; Frank C. 8 b. July 3, 1854; Genevieve 8 b. Nov. 28, 1856; Henry 8 b. Oct. 15, 1858; Willie 8 b. Oct. 7, 1859, died an infant; Cornelia H. 8 b. Sept 25, 1860.
JOB HEDGES 6 (Deacon) son of Job 5, b. April 3, 1790, d. April 7, 1841, had w. Mary B. Fordham b. Feb. 3, 1793, d. March 1, 1873; they had ch. Charles W. 7 b. July 24, 1815, d. Dec. 14, 1895; William T. 7 b. Feb. 20, 1817, d. Feb. 20, 1819; Mary A. 7 b. Oct. 20, 1818, now living; Sarah L. 7 b. Aug. 15, 1820, now living; Henry J. 7 b. Dec. 15, 1824, d. July 22, 1827; Emily L. 7 b. July 7, 1826, d. June 25, 1827; Edward P. 7 b. April 23, 1828. now living; Harriet L. 7 b. April 20, 1830, now living; Thomas C. 7 b. March 19, 1832, d. Nov. 7, 1857 at sea.
CHARLES W. 7 had w. Sarah dau. of Howes Crowell and they had dau Ellen 8 now living in Sinclairville, N. Y.
MARY A. 7 m. James R. Brown and they had six ch. now all d. except Wm. H. now living in San Francisco, Cal.
SARAH L. 7 m. 1st George Howell who d. at sea Sept. 18, 1850, they had son Henry killed on gunboat Picket Sept. 6, 1862; m. 2d Gideon Nicholl, now dead.
EDWARD P. 7 m. Julia J. Graham Nov. 14, 1853 and they have ch. Jerome G. 8, Carrie R. 8, Mary B. 8 and George H. 8, of whom Jerome G. 8 has ch. Julia 9 now living in Middletown, Conn.; Carrie R. 8 has ch. Cyrus Foss 9 and Wilbur Fisk 9, now in Spokane, Wash.; Mary B. 8 is now in New Haven, Conn.; George H. 8 has ch. Carrie D. 9 and Raymond 9, in Middletown, Conn.
HARRIET L. 7 m. Edward B. Reynolds and they had ch. George 8, Edward H. 8 and Mary B. 8; George 8 d. Jan. 17, 1882; Edward H. 8 is in Seattle, Wash.; Mary B. 8 is w. of Dr. H. R. Holmes, Adams, Mass.
COL. JONATHAN HEDGES 4 b. 1725, d. 1804, was in many respects a remarkabie man. His stern will, positive character and independent thought, resident in a massive frame, made his presence imposing and fitted him for leadership. At the time of the battle of Long Island he was over fifty years of age, residing on the west side of Sagg street, next south of the Job Pierson place. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of a regiment composed of the militia, resident in East-Hampton, Bridge-Hampton and Sag-Harbor, whereof David Mulford was Colonel. "Col. Abm. Gardiner administered the oath of allegiance to the people of East and Southampton. He surrounded the house of Col. Hedges at Sagg and of Col. Mulford at East Hampton, and forced them to take the oath." See Onderdonk's Revolutionary incidents of Suffolk and King's Counties, p. 46. This record of itself attests his unwavering patriotism, his firm principle, his abiding courage.
 
 


HEDGES FAMILY OF PATCHOGUE

 COMPILED BY CHARLES M. HEDGES IN 1883, WITH ADDITIONS BY WILLIAM B. HEDGES

EZEKIEL HEDGES 4 b. 1719, son of William 3, removed to East Patchogue in 1755 and there purchased of Barnabas Rider 1,300 acres of land for 1,000, d. Nov. 17, 1789, 70 years, had w. Elizabeth who d. June 27, 1795, 68 years. They had ch. Joseph 5 b. 1752, d. 1765, 13 years, Ezekiel 5 b, 1749, Elias 5 b. Aug. 23, 1760, Jerusha 5, Joseph 5 b. June 25, 1766.
JERUSHA 5 m. (???) Sweezey; they had ch. Abel, Steven, Jeremiah and Mulford, and grand dau. Mrs. Davis Baker (at Patchogue in 1883).
EZEKIEL 5 b. 1749, d. in 1782, 33 years, had w. (???) Sweezey of Middle Island, and ch. Elizabeth 6 who m. Richard Helm of Miller's Place, L. 1. and Jerusha 6 who m. John Van Brunt of Setauket, L. I.
ELIAS 5 b. Aug. 23, 1760, m. April 21, 1784 to Hannah Green, d. April 17, 1814, 54, she d. Oct. 9, 1832, 76; they had ch. Mary 6, Ezekiel 6 b. Sept. 12, 1787, d. Jan 26, 1866 in Patchogue, 79 yrs., Elizabeth 6 b. Oct. 7, 1790, d. s. p. Dec. 1842, Isaac 6 b. April 12, 1796, lost at sea, Elias M. 6 b. May 20, 1798, d. an infant.
MARY 6 dau. of Elias 5 m. Phillip Homan and they had ch. Isaac of N. Y. city, Mordecai, decd., Sylvester and Mrs. George Edwards, of West Yaphank, L. I.
DEACON JOSEPH 5, son of Ezekiel 4, b. June 25, 1766, m. April 16, 1788 Temperance Osborn, of East-Hampton, L. I.; they had ch. Maria 6, Hannah O. 6, Joseph O. 6, Jerusha 6, Charles 6, David 6 and Mulford 6. Maria 6 b. Nov. 24, 1783, d. Oct. 30, 1802, 14 yrs.; Hannah 6 b. Nov. 24, 1794, m. Samuel N. Hutton, of Middle Island and they d. in 1873 there, leaving ch. Hannah M., Jerusha and Joseph N.
JOSEPH O. 6 s. of Deacon Joseph 5 b. Dec. 27, 1796, had w. 1st Nancy Bell and they had two ch. Charles 7 and Ann Maria 7; 1st w. died July 25, 1828; had 2d w. Mrs. Mary Roe Lovett and they had dau Emaline 7; Joseph O. 6 b. Dec. 27, 1796, d. March 14, 1876, 79; his w. Mary d. Oct. 30, 1878.
CHARLES 7, son of Joseph O. 6. b. Jan. 4, 1819, m. 1st Sarah Beam, of N. Y. city, and m. 2d Mary Lasher, of N. Y. city.
ANNA MARIA 7, dau. of Joseph O. 6 b. Nov. 28, 1820, m. Feb. 4, 1841, Capt. Isaac Homan, of Bellport, L. I., and they have ch. Herman B., Ann A. and Mary E.
EMELINE 7 dau. of Joseph O. 6 b. Oct. 3, 1830, m. Nov. 18, 1854 William Overton, of Bellport, L. I. and they have ch. Joseph W., Charles E., Herbert, decd., Emma, decd., and Imogene: William Overton d. Jan. 19, 1865.
CHARLES 6 son of Joseph 5 b. Jan. 3, 1800, d. Nov. 15, 1817, 17.
JERUSHA 6 dau. of Joseph 5 b. Sept. 6, 1802, m. Jan. 10, 1826 to Joseph Osborn of Brooklyn, N. Y. and they had ch. Joseph, Maria, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Isabella G., all deceased except the last named, now living in Patchogue.
COL. DAVID 6 son of Joseph 5 b. Sept. 20, 1805, m. May 25, 1836 Hannah Beale. He d. March 17, 1880 and she d. June 24, 1894, and d. s. p.
MULFORD 6, son of Joseph 5, b. March 10, 1808, d. March 25, 1893, m. 1st Mary Beale and they had ch. Helen B. 7 b. Dec. 25, 1830, Maria 7 b. Dec. 12, 1832, Phebe F. 7 b. March 10, 1837, Charles M. 7 b. Dec. 20, 1839, William B. 7 b. Dec. 8, 1842. Mulford 6 had 2d w. Sophia Tooker who d. April 21, 1864, 52 years.
HELEN B. 7 dau. of Mulford 6 m. Wm. A. Corwin, of Brooklyn, N. Y. and they had ch. William M. decd. and Mary H.
MARIA 7 dau. of Mulford 6 m. Albert W. Burnett, of Monroe, Morris Co. N. Y. and they have sons David H. and Willie A.
PHEBE F. 7 dau. of Mulford 6 m. Isaac C. Hulse, of Wading River, L. I. and they have sons Charles W. decd. and Eugene C. and Leroy M.
CHARLES M. 7 son of Mulford 6 had w. Emma L. Sweezey and ch. Charles H. 8, Marcus R. 8 decd., Marion S. 8, Helen L. 8 and Emma G. 8.
WILLIAM B. 7 son of Mulford 6 m. 1st Amelia Mapes, and they had ch. Louis T. 8, William F. 8, Albert C. 8; Amelia w. of Wm. B. 7 d. Feb. 28, 1884; William B. 7 had 2d w. Lillian M. Rice and they have dau. Clara Belle 8 b. Aug. 9, 1892.
MARION S. 8 dau. of Charles M. 7 m. Herbert J. Bartow April 24, 1890, and they have dau. b. July 16, 1892.
 
 

THE HICKS FAMILY

CONTRIBUTED BY TEUNIS D. HUNTTING, ESQ.

Among the families which at one time had many representatives in East-Hampton, but now none bearing its name, is the Hicks family, Polly, who d. in 1881, being the last survivor of that name. Dean in his history of Scituate, Mass., says, "Thomas Hicks was probably brother of Robert, who came from England on the Ann in 1623." I have not been able to prove the relationship. We have no record of who Thomas married, or the date. We find he had a son Zachariah 2 b. 1628
ZACHARIAH 2 b. 1628 in England, d. Aug. 5, 1702, m. Elizabeth dau. of John Sills, Oct. 28, 1652; they had ch. Elizabeth 3 b. April 28, 1654, Zachraiah 3 b. Sept. 27, 1657, John 3 b. April 10, 1660, d. June 4, 1660, Joseph 3 b. 1661, Thomas 3 b. July 3, 1664, d. 1676, Hannah 3, b. March 4, 1666, Margaret 3 b. July 3, 1668, Thomas 3 b. Sept. 15, 1676, d. Sept. 27, 1676, John 3 b. Sept. 15, 1676, d. Sept. 25, 1676.
JOSEPH 3 b. 1661 d. 1746, m. Bethiah dau. of John Green, 1693, who d. April 12, 1708, m. 2d Rebecca Palfrey Nov. 19, 1716, ch. all by 1st wife: Joseph 4 b. 1694, Ruth 4 b. 1696, Elizabeth 4 b. 1698, Mary 4 b. 1700, Zachariah 4 b. 1702, Hannah 4 b. 1703, Mercy 4 b. 1705, Samuel 4 b. 1708.
JOSEPH 4 b. 1694, d. April 8, 1755 at Amagansett, came to E. H. about 1720, m. 1st Elizabeth Bishop Aug. 3, 1721, m. 2d Bethiah dau. of Ananias Conkling, May 27, 1731; he had ch. Bishop bap. July 22, 1722, Joseph 5 b. March 25, 1725, Samuel 5 bap. May 22, 1726, Green 5 bap. June 16, 1728, d. Jan. 7, 1729, Green 5 bap. Dec. 21, 1729, d. Nov. 1752, Elizabeth 5 bap. May 14, 1732, Bethiah 5 bap. March 31, 1734, Mary 5 bap. Dec. 9, 1739.
JOSEPH 5 b. March 25, 1725, d. Jan. 14, 1797, at Amagansett, m. Hannah dau. of Jacob Schellenger Nov. 10, 1745; they had ch. Elizabeth 6, b. April 13, 1746, Zachariah 6 b. Nov. 1, 1749, Jacob 6 b. June 14, 1752, m. Betsey Hand of Sag-Harbor, rem. about 1775 to Mass., Lydia 6 b. Aug. 22, 1754, d. Jan. 17, 1797 unmd., Hannah 6 b Sept. 28, 1756, Daniel B. 6 b. Dec. 26, 1759, rem, to Ohio abt. 1780, Ruth 6 b. April 11, 1762, Mary 6 b. April 25, 1764, Joseph 6 b. April 18, 1766, d. Nov. 4, 1784, Ruth 6 b. July 4, 1771 d. unmd.
ZACHARIAH 6 b. Nov. 1, 1749, d. Oct. 6, 1833 at Amagansett, m. Rebecca dau. of Jacob Sherrill, Feb. 7, 1781, they had ch. Jacob 7 b. Jan. 10, 1782, rem. when young; Samuel 7 b. Oct. 7, 1783, rem. to New Hartford, N. Y. in 1804, was one of the Presidential Electors for John Quincy Adams; Betsey 7 b. Jan. 23, 1786, d. July 26, 1874, m. 1st John Dimon, Sr. m. 2d Capt. Henry Nickerson; Joseph 7 b. Jan. 24, 1789, d. July 10, 1853 unmd; Polly 7 b. May 9, 1790, d. May 17, 1881 unmd; Rebecca 7 b. Feb. 2, 1793, d. Nov. 14, 1865, m. Joseph Edwards Jan. 1815; a son 7 b. July
10, 1795, d. same day; Hannah 7 b. July 10, 1795, d. Aug. 2, 1826, m. John Dimon, Jr. June 20, 1819; Lydia 7 b. Dec. 10, 1798, d. June 16, 1873, m. Thos. Williams, Oct. 6, 1823.

THE HUNTTING FAMILY

COMPILED BY TEUNIS D, HUNTTING; ESQ.

JOHN HUNTTING 1, the first one of this name in America, was born in Hoxsee, a village in Suffolk County, England, about 1597, married Hester Seaborn, who was a second cousin of John Rogers, the "martyr," in 1617, and with his family came to Dedham, Mass., in the Spring of 1638. He d. there April 12, 1689 and had ch. John 2 b. abt. 1628, in England, Samuel 2 b. July 22, 1640, Nathaniel 2 b. Dec. 15, 1643, d. Feb. 1, 1644, Matthew 2 b. March 6, 1648. Margaret 2 b. in England m. Robert Ware; Mary 2 b. in England m. Wm. Jay; Hester 2 b. in England m. N. Fisher Dec. 26, 1649; Elizabeth 2 b. in England m. John Pecke.
JOHN 2 b. abt. 1628, d. Sept. 19, 1718 at Dedham, Mass., m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Paine, April 18, 1671, and had ch. John 3 b. May 30, 1672 m. Mary Fisher; Thomas 3, b. March 24, 1674, d. May 9, 1676; Nathaniel 3 b. Nov. 15, 1675; Esther 3 b. Nov. 19, 1677, m. Wm. Avery; Rebecca 3 b. Jan. 14, 1679, d. May 20, 1696; Samuel 3 b. March 14, 1681, d. March 9, 1704 unm; Elizabeth 3 b. Feb. 2, 1683, m. John Fisher; Ebenezer 3 b. Jan. 1, 1684, m. Sarah Haas; Stephen 3 b. May 14, 1688, m. Rebecca Woodward; Jonathan 3 b. Jan. 27, 1690, m. Ruth Fisher.
NATHANIEL 3 b. Nov. 15, 1675 at Dedham, Mass. d, Sept. 24, 1753. A graduate of Harvard College in 1693, m. Mary dau. of John Green, of Boston, Oct. 27, 1701. He was the 2d pastor of the church at East-Hampton, being the successor of Rev. Thos. James. Installed on Sept. 13, 1699, after acting as a supply for three years. He occupied that pulpit just 50 years. Had ch. Nathaniel 4 b. Aug. 1702, Edward 4 b. Feb. 1704, Mary 4 b. May 1706 d. Sept. 1706, John 4 b. Sept. 14, 1707, Samuel 4 b. April 1710 d. May 12, 1773, m. 1st Mary dau. of David Gardiner, 4th proprietor of Gardiner's Island, May 17, 1736, m. 2d Zerviah Rhodes, of Newport, R. I. May 31, 1746: rem. to Southampton abt. 1735; Joseph 4 b. March 1711 d. Aug. 11, 1711; Mary 4 b. Sept. 1713 m. Joseph Coit, of New London; Jonathan 4 b. Oct. 1714, m. Esther dau. of Matthew
Mulford Nov. 16, 1742, d. Sept. 3, 1750, rem. to Denville, N. J.; a son 4 b. Nov. 1716 d. in infancy; Elizabeth 4 b. Oct. 1718, d. July 17, 1719.
NATHANIEL 4 b. Aug 1702, d. July 18, 1770, m. Mary dau. of William Hedges Sept, 11, 1728, had ch. Nathaniel 5 b. 1730, Joseph 5 b. Dec. 1731, d. Sept. 30, 1738, Mary 5 b. May 1735, d. Aug. 30, 1738, William 5 b. June 3, 1738, Joseph 5 b. Aug. 1740.
EDWARD 4 b. Feb. 1704, d. April 10, 1745; a graduate of Harvard College 1725, m. Mercy dau. of Isaac Mulford, Dec. 16, 1730; they had ch. Mercy 5 b. 1731, m. Thomas Wickham; Isaac M. 5 b. Nov. 17, 1732, d. Feb. 3, 1812; was 1st Lieut. of 2d Co. 3 Reg. of Minute men in 1776, rem. to Duchess Co. N. Y. in 1783; Edward 5 b. 1733, d. Aug. 1738; Mehetable 5 b. 1739, m. E. Jones; Edward 5 b. 1741, a physician, rem. to Fishkill, N. Y. 1783; Mary 5 b. 1743.
JOHN 4 b. Sept. 14, 1707, d. March 14, 1768, m. Mrs. Clemence Parsons Conklin March 21, 1728; they had ch. Elizabeth 5 b. 1729, m. Burnett Miller; Ruth 5 b. 1731, m. Jeremiah Miller; Mary 5 b. 1733, m. David Osborn; Phebe 5 b. 1736, m. 1st Col. David Mulford, 2d Wm. Rysam; Clemence 5 b. 1738 m. Jacob Sherrill; Lucretia 5 b. 1740 m. Ananias Miller; Temperance 5 b. 1744, m. Eleazur Conklin; Jerusha 5 b. 1748 m. Daniel Hedges; Esther 5 m. Thomas Chatfield.
NATHANIEL 5 b. April 1730, d. Sept. 1801, m. Mary dau. of Major John Murdock, and they had ch. Mary 6 b. 1755, John 6 b. Sept. 16, 1757, Abigail 6 b. 1759, Phebe 6 b. 1762 m. David Miller, Anna 6 b. Nov. 24, 1763 m. Abraham Sherrill, Nathaniel 6 b. 1767 unm., Marianna 6 b. 1770, Abraham 6 b. Jan. 23, 1773, Samuel 6 b. July 4, 1776, d. Aug. 4, 1818, rem. to New London, Conn. 1800, Fanny 6 b. 1779, m. Nathaniel Sands.
WILLIAM 5 b. June 3, 1738, d. July 6, 1816, m. Puah Osborn, and they had ch. William 6 b. June 16, 1769, d. June 30, 1769; William 6 b. Aug. 15, 1770, d. June 24, 1771; a son 7 b. Sept. 29, 1771, d. in infancy; Jeremiah 6 b. Oct. 24, 1772; Puah 6 b. June 7, 1775, d. June 25, 1775; a dau. 6 b. June 24, 1776, d. in infancy; Jonathan 6 b. Feb. 13, 1788, d. Dec. 30, 1850, m. Julia R. Sayre Sept. 20, 1808, rem. to Southold, N. Y.: Mercy 6 b. Feb. 24, 1781, m. Abraham Osborn.
JOSEPH 5 b. Aug. 1740, d. June 6, 1771, m. Sarah Hedges and they had ch. Mary 6 b. 1762, Joseph 6 b. June 25, 1766, rem. to Duchess Co., N. Y. 1783, from there to Schoharie Co. soon after; Elizabeth 6 b. 1768, d. June 1, 1773; Jonathan 6 b. 1771, d. Oct. 23, 1771; a son 6 b. 1773 d. infancy.
JOHN 6 b. Sept. 16, 1757, d. Feb. 7, 1836, m. Mrs. Elizabeth Dayton Jan. 23, 1793; they had ch. Nathaniel 7 b. Nov. 5, 1793; Joseph R. 7 b. July 11, 1796, rem. to Jamaica, N. Y.; James M. b. Aug. 5, 1798, rem. to Jamaica, N. Y.; Matthew b. Sept. 16, 1800- rem. to Jamaica, N. Y.: Smith S. 7 b. Feb. 4, 1809, d. Feb. 9, 1809.
ABRAHAM 6 b. Jan. 23, 1773, d. Nov. 15, 1851, m. Mary dau. of Deacon Abraham Mulford June 16, 1794, and had ch. Mary Maria 7 b. Feb. 16, 1795, m. Joseph Osborn June 15, 1812; Abraham M. 7 b. Feb. 1, 1797, d. May 18, 1887, rem. to Pike, N. Y. in 1816; Anna S. 7 b. July 18. 1799, m. Edward Jones April 21, 1823, she d. June 25, 1872; John M. 7 b. Sept. 27, 1801; Samuel M. 7 b. Sept. 27, 1801, d. Jan. 18, 1826 unm.; Francis S. 7 b. Nov. 2, 1805, d. April 14, 1887 unm.; Emeline G. 7 b. Feb. 5, 1808, m. 1st Abram C. Hedges, 2d Samuel Sandford, she d. Jan. 16, 1851; George W. 7 b. March 15, 1812, J. Madison 7 b. March 15, 1812, I. Otis 7 b. Oct. 7, 1815, d. May 31, 1892 unm.
JEREMIAH 6 b. Oct. 24, 1772, d. June 19, 1845, m. Charity dau. of Dea. David Hedges Dec. 20, 1810 and had ch. Jeremiah 7 b. Dec. 3, 1811, Sarah H. 7 b. July 26, 1813, David H. 7 b. May 22, 1815, d. Feb. 18, 1885, m. Phebe D. Edwards d. s. p.; William 7 b. Oct. 17, 1817, d. Dec. 20, 1893, m. Fanny Barns d. s. p.: Mary A. 7 b. Sept. 3, 1820, d. Dec. 28, 1869; Abby H. 7 b. April 3, 1823, m. Sept. 19, 1844, John Patty.
NATHANIEL 7 b. Nov. 5, 1793, d. Jan. 4, 1867, m. 1st Beulah Hand Dec. 14, 1827, she d. Oct. 6, 1833, 2d Mary E. Tuthill Feb. 22, 1837, and had ch. Elizabeth H. 8 b. Sept. 15, 1830, d. Dec. 23. 1877, she m. John Dayton and had ch. Mrs. F. A. Cartwright of E. H. and Mrs. Charles S. Parsons of Brooklyn, N. Y.
JOHN M. 7 b. Sept. 27, 1801, d. Aug. 19, 1870, m. Phebe P. S. Conklin, Sept. 13, 1827, had ch. Phebe S. C. 8 b. Aug. 25, 1828, d. Dec. 7, 1894, m. Marcus B. Hand, Feb. 1846.
GEORGE W. 7 b. March 15, 1812, d. March 31, 1888, m. Mary D. Stratton Oct. 23, 1835, and had ch. Alexander S. 8 b. June 25, 1840, Abbie J. D. 8 b. June 25, 1844, m. John H. Hunt April 28, 1862.
JAMES MADISON 7 b. March 15, 1812, d. March 14, 1868, m. 1st Mary Van, dau. of Sherrill Conklin, Sept. 2, 1834, she d. April 30, 1845, m. 2d Mary E. dau. of John Dimon, Jr. Aug. 12, 1846, ch. Adelaide T. 8 b. Feb. 7, 1839, m. Thos. D. Barnes Oct. 25, 1860, Cecelia R. 8 b. Sept. 28, 1842, d. Jan. 10, 1867, m. William P. Howell Nov. 15, 1866, Teunis D. 8 b. Sept. 22, 1848.
JEREMIAH 7 b. Dec. 3, 1811, d. Jan. 4, 1867, m. Joanna A. dau. of Chas.
R. Hand, 1839, they had ch. William L. 8 b. Nov. 30, 1840, rem. to West Hartford, Conn., Charles H. 8 b. Jan. 3, 1844, rem to Hartford, Conn., Jeremiah 8 b. Nov. 7, 1846, David H. 8 b. July 22, 1851, Samuel B. 8 b. Sept. 22, 1854, d. May 13, 1887 unm., John P. 8 b. June 19, 1859, m. Ella K. Parsons, rem, to West Hartford, Conn., Mary E. 8 b. Feb. 22, 1862, James Edward 8 b. Sept. 17, 1865.
ALEXANDER S. 8 b. June 25, 1840, m. Fanny Topping June 20, 1866 and had ch. John S. 9 b. June 1, 1871, d. Aug. 21, 1871.
TEUNIS D. 8 b. Sept. 22, 1848, m. 1st Georgianna W. Hammond April 20, 1871, she d. Jan 22, 1880, 2d Jessie I. Hobkirk March 9, 1881, and rem. to Brooklyn, N. Y. in 1868; they have ch. Grace M. 9 b. April 10, 1874, d. July 26, 1874, Ethel L. B. 9 b. June 13, 1878, d. Aug. 15, 1878, George H. 9 b. Jan. 3, 1880.
JEREMIAH 8 b. Nov. 7, 1846, m. Phebe Jeannette, dau. of Daniel Osborn Dec. 31, 1874, they had ch. Florence W. 9 b. Oct 27, 1875, m. Everett J. Edwards Dec. 1, 1892, Daniel O. 9 b. Sept. 22, 1878, Mary 9 b. Nov. 16, 1887.
DAVID H. 8 b. July 22, 1851, m. Harriet dau. of S. Hedges Miller, Oct. 17, 1871, they have ch. Carrie 9 b. May 23, 1874, Jeremiah M. 9 b. June 10, 1882, Elizabeth E. 9 b. July 23, 1884, David H. 9 b. Sept. 9, 1888, d. Sept. 24, 1888, a ch. b. Jan. 5. 1891, d. March 9, 1891.
James Madison Huntting 7, son of Abraham 6 and Mary Mulford Huntting, was born at East-Hampton, N. Y. March 15, 1812, and died there March 14, 1868. He was first married Sept. 2, 1834, to Mary Van, daughter of Sherrill and Polly Sherrill Conklin, by whom he had two children: Adelaide T. and Cecelia R. She died April 30, 1845. His second wife was Mary E. daughter of John Dimon, of Brooklyn, N. Y. who he married Aug. 12, 1846, and by her he had one child, Teunis D. who is now living in Brooklyn, N. Y. In 1834 Mr. Huntting began his mercantile career, continuing it until 1874, when he retired. For many years he had charge of the monies of the townspeople, investing them in various institutions, such as banks, railroads and manufacturing companies. In this he was successful, meeting with but few losses, considering the amount he had invested for the people. He was the moving spirit in organizing the Sag-Harbor Savings Bank, in 1862, and was its first President, which office he held until his death. For many years he was President of Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Church at East-Hampton. It was through his efforts the new church edifice was erected in 1860; he giving the site on which it stands, and soliciting funds with which to build it. He was chairman of the local committee, of the Sanitary Commission, organized for the purpose of collecting hospital supplies and other necessities for the "Boys in Blue" at the front in the civil war of 1861-5. He was not an active politician, the only political office he ever held, or would accept the nomination for, was that of Justice of the Peace, serving one term in 1851-3.
NOTE BY H. P. HEDGES.--He was exact, systematic, a recorder of events, like his great ancestor, Rev. Nathaniel. By the courtesy of his son Teunis D. the extracts from his journal were furnished for this publication. See ante p. 234.
 
 

THE MILLER FAMILY

There is a tradition that the first settler of this family in East Hampton was John Miller, who died soon after settlement here; that his wife was daughter of Minister Abraham Pierson, and that he left sons John. Andrew and George. All this may be so, and the records show that John and Andrew were brothers. Yet the early history of the Miller family is a dark abyss not fully sounded. The tradition that Eleazar Miller, the Assemblyman, was grandson of John 1 and son of George 2, stated by Thompson and others, is an error. This George 2 died from the kick of a horse, in 1668. Eleazar died in 1788, in the 92d year of his age, so born about 1686 or 7, long after George 2 died. In the Southold Town Records is a notice of a George there, said to have removed to East-Hampton, which may be this George 2. By the will of John Mulford, dated December 4, 1683, proved Nov. 13, 1686, his youngest daughter Mary is named as "wife of Jeremy Miller." The tombstone of Jeremy Miller records him as Lieut. and his death Jan. 2, 1723, and age as 67, so born in 1655, and the tombstone of his widow as dying in 1748, 95, so born about 1653, and the will of this widow names sons Eleazar, Josiah and Jeremiah. Josiah died Oct. 4, 1770, 81; Eleazar died in 1788, 91; Jeremiah died March 15, 1756, 66; and they were born, Josiah in 1689, Jeremiah in 1690 and Eleazar in 1697. This Jeremiah was probably the Yale graduate in 1709, a distinguished citizen of New London, Ct., who married the daughter of Governor Saltonstall, and was father of the eminent Jeremiah of Revolutionary days, both mentioned as men of mark in Calkins' History of New London. The record of titles confirms the belief that we are on solid ground. The Home Lot of George Miller 2 was devised in the will of Josiah 4 to his son Jeremiah 5, and by the will of that Jeremiah 5, dated in 1790, proved in 1794, is devised as "the old lot joining Daniel Hedges southerly," to his son Jeremiah 6, who died June 28, 1803, 55. This same Home Lot sold, and afterwards bought back at a great price by Huntting Miller 6, son of Jeremiah 5, and grandson of Josiah 4, because it was an old family inheritance, marks this line as that of the first George 2, son of John 1. The conclusion seems clear that the line runs thus: John 1, George 2 d. in 1668, Jeremiah 3 d. in 1712 67, Eleazar 4 d. March 15, 1788 91, Burnett 5 b. Oct. 15, 1719, Matthias Burnett 6 b. Oct. 15, 1749, Morris S. 7 b. July 31, 1779, d. Nov. 24, 1824, Rutgers B. 8 b. July 28, 1805, d. Nov. 12, 1877, Henry S. 9 b. Sept. 5, 1836, an honored citizen resident in Utica, N. Y., to whom I am indebted for much information regarding this family, who for five generations in this line, beginning with Eleazar 4, have been, as he was, "Assemblymen." The grave of Burnett Miller 5, I am told, is in Plattsburg, N. Y., where he died. His son Matthias Burnett 6 died of yellow fever in Savannah. Morris S. 7 and Rutgers 8 were distinguished citizens of Utica, N. Y. The New-York Civil List and the Records of the Town of East-Hampton, attest the patriotism and worth of this remarkable family. Yale College in Saybrook, Connecticut, in the days of Abraham Pierson its first President, and it may be uncle of the Jeremiah 4, grad. in 1709, was then comparatively easy of access by water to East-Hampton, on which its first rays of light shone with brightness. If the traditionary relationship to the first Yale President be accepted, who can say that the names in the Miller line were unworthy of such high lineage? Lack of space, not deeds, constrains brevity. Remember that of the 3 sons of Jeremiah 3, Jeremiah 4 went to New London after graduation, Burnett 5 son of Eleazar 4 removed from East-Hampton during the Revolutionary war, and Abraham 5, son of Eleazar 4, known as "Judge Miller," resided in East-Hampton, on the lot now the homestead of Jeremiah Mulford, and died there March 19, 1820, 77 years. His daughter Polly 6, widow of Platt Smith, died there March 8, 1844, 81. Her son Abraham Smith, of Newburg, N. Y. died in Prairie DuChien, Wis., unmarried and without issue. Her daughter married an Ackerly, who had son Jacamiah and dau. wife of Frederick W. Lord, M. D. and the son and daughter of the latter were the only issue of Judge Abraham Miller 5.
Ch. of ELEAZAR MILLER 4, Burnett 5 b. Oct. 15, 1719, Elizabeth 5 b. Nov. 28, 1721, Jeremiah 5 b. Jar. 11, 1723, Mary 5 b. Sept. 12, 1726, Jemima 5 b. May 28, 1730, Mehitabel 5 b. April 13, 1733, Eleazar 5 b. March 30, 1736, Nathaniel 5 b. Dec. 9, 1738, Abraham 5 b. Jan. 16, 1742.
BURNETT 5 b. Oct. 15, 1719, s. of Eleazar 4, had a s. Dr. John Miller 6 b. March 15, 1760, m. 1st Margaret Smith, 1788, and had 2 daus. Eliza Huntting 6 and Maria 6; m. 2d Elizabeth Smith, sister-in-law, and they had ch. Margaret Platt 6, Catherine 6 and Samuel 6 d. s. p. and Maria 6 d. s. p.; Margaret Platt 6 m. Benjamin Mooers and they had twelve ch. Catherine Phebe 6 b. Aug. 6, 1800, m. Matthew; Matthew Standish Col. 7 (son of Zachariah 6, Zachariah 5, Zachariah 4, Ebenezer 3, Alexander 2 Miles 1) of Plattsburgh, N. Y. b. Aug. 18, 1794, he d. June 28, 1866, she d. July 16, 1866, they had dau. Mary Elizabeth b. Oct. 1, 1819 who m. April 18, 1839 Isaac W. R. Bromley, she d. Sept. 21, 1852, they had ch. Miles Standish, Zachariah, Margaret Maria, Harriet Smith, John Miller, Geo. Henry, Matthew Miles, Caroline Leslie, Abraham Smith.
ELIZA HUNTTING 6 m. Jan. 1, 1803, Levi Platt, s. of Judge Zephaniah Platt of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. and they had 12 ch. David 7, Margaret Elizabeth 7, Mary Louisa 7. Robert 7, John Miller 7, Helen 7, Levi 7, Jonas 7, Susan Henrietta 7, James 7, William Pitt 7 and Peter Magnault 7 of whom David 7 d. 11 yrs., Robert 7 d. young, John M. 7 d. unm. James 7 d. unm., all the others m. and left ch.
JOSIAH 4 s. of Jeremiah 3 d. Oct. 4, 1770, 81. His will dated Feb. 3, 1768, proved Nov. 26, 1770, names his sons Josiah 5 and Jeremiah 5, grandson David 6 s. of Josiah 5, dau. Phebe Parsons 5 (w. of John Parsons 4) and s. Matthew 5 a cripple. The history of two tankards given by Josiah 4, one to his daughter Phebe 5 and one to his son Jeremiah 5, confirms this genealogy. Jeremiah 5 gave tankard to his son Jeremiah 6 and he to his son Gen. Jeremiah 7, and he to his son Jeremiah 8, and he to his nephew Jeremiah Miller Dominy 9; Phebe 5 gave her tankard to her daughter Mary 6 w. of Jeremiah Osborn, and thence it passed to his daughter Phebe P. 7 w. Zephaniah Hedges, and thence to her son Henry P. Hedges 8, and thence to his son Samuel O. 9.
JEREMIAH 5 b. 1727, d.July 11, 1794, 67, had w. Ruth, and ch. Huntting 6, Jeremiah 6, dau. Mary 6 w. of Samuel Buel, D. D. and grandson Sylvanus, and probably son Sylvanus, Surrogate of N. Y. 1801 to 7, 1811, 1821.
HUNTTING 6 d. April 1, 1832, 78, had 2 daus. Nancy 7 1st w. of David Hedges, Jr. who d. s. p. and Mary 7 w. of Wilkes Hedges, of Sagg, whose son William inherited his estate.
JEREMIAH 6 b. 1748, d. June 28, 1803, 55, had w. (???) and ch. Jeremiah 7, Samuel 7, Sylvanus 7, Susan 7, 1st wife of Zephaniah Hedges, Phebe 7 w. of Samuel Isaacs, and Polly 7 wife of Seth Sherrill.
SYLVANUS 7 s. of Jeremiah 6 removed to Plattsbnrg, N. Y.; he was b. Feb. 17, 1784 and m. Johana or Fanny Miller and they had ch. Huntting 8, Mary Adeline 8, Abraham 8 and Albert 8.
HUNTTING 8 b. March 8, 1807, d. Sept. 20, 1876, m. Maria Parsons b. Feb. 11, 1801, d. Dec. 25, 1887, had ch, Almira E. 9, Albert W. 9, Charles H. 9.
ALMIRA E. 9 b. Nov. 29, 1833, m. Henry K. Averill, Jr. Jan. 19, 1854, and had ch. Frank L. 10, Edith M. P. 10, Grace Platt 10, and Maria E. 10 b. May 17, 1865, m. Oct. 8, 1887 Charles Sherrill Dayton, (see Dayton and Sherrill genealogy.)
MARY ADELINE 8, dau. of Sylvanus 7, b. April 9, 1814, m. Hiram Sherrill and they had ch. Sarah, David and Hiram, Jr., (see Sherrill genealogy.)
JEREMIAH 7 Genl. d. Jan. 6, 1839. 62 yrs. had w. Phebe. dau. of Thos. Baker, who d. June 29, 1870, 94, and ch. Nathan 8 d. s. p. Mch. 11, 1815, 15 yrs., Jeremiah 8 lawyer, d. s. p. Aug. 4, 1864, 59. and Mary 8 w. of Abel K. Conkling, Phebe 8 w. of Felix Dominy, Helen 8 w. of Henry D. Stratton, Rosalie 8 w. of Capt. Edward M Baker, who all have descendants and Joan 8 who was unm. and d. s. p. Feb. 2, 1852 35 yrs. and Theodorus 8 drowned in Indian Ocean Jan. 15, 1830, 18.
SAMUEL 7 Col. b. Jan. 30, 1781, d. Dec. 21, 1856, had 1st w. Phebe G. d. Aug. 5, 1811, 27 yrs. and ch. Mary G. 8 d. Aug. 17, 1805, 1 yr. 1 mo. 7 dys., Charles H. 8 d. Oct. 28, 1845, 39 yrs., Marian 8 w. of Rev. Joseph D. Condit who d. s. p,; had 2d w. Julia Mulford, b. Dec. 7, 1793, d. Jan. 10, 1866, 73, and dau. Phebe G. 8 w. of Rev. Robert D. Gardiner, and they had s. Samuel M. Gardiner who rem. to Derby, Conn. and left ch.
CHARLES H. 8 s. of Samuel 7 had w. Juliett Hand, dau. of Nathaniel Hand, who d. April 13. 1871, 59 yrs. and they had ch. Samuel H. 9 b. July 1, 1833.
SAMUEL H. 9 b. July 1, 1833, m. Laura Virginia Candy b. Feb. 14, 1842 and they had ch. Charles Candy 10 b. Nov. 25, 1860, an infant dau. 10 b. Nov. 4, 1866, d. Nov. 20, 1866, Condit Smith 10 b. Sept. 11, 1868, Ernest 10 b. Dec. 10, 1873: Charles Candy 10 has w. Nina May Salsbury.
DANIEL MILLER 4, resident of Appaquogue, was an active business man, prominent in town affairs from 1700 on for 40 years, and is the known ancestor of George A. Miller, the present Supervisor of the town, who has contributed many facts following. It is probable this Daniel 4 was the son of John 3, s. of George 2, the s. of John 1 the first settler. In his line the names of Daniel and John are both perpetuated. In the burying ground of the Appaquogue Millers were buried three John Millers, the first d. March 1, 1791, in the 85th year of his age, and is probably the John 5 s. of Daniel 4 bap. March 16, 1706-7; the second John 6 d Nov. 11, 1808, in the 69th year of his age; the third John 7 d. Oct. 26, 1836 in the 69th year of his age. In the tax lists of 1675 one John is taxed; in 1683 two Johns, Sr. and Jr. John Sr. who resided in the 2d home lots and sold his homestead between 1698 and 1701, with much other land, thereafter disappears from the town records, without known descendants or record of death, and probably removed from the town. That accounts for John 2 s. of John 1. The oldest son of Geo. 2 was John 3 (see T. R. Vol. III, p. 21.); but John 3 d. in 1738, 84 years and 8 months was the uncle of Hezekiah and Nathan, who were the sons of George 3 who died in 1712, (see T. R. Vol. III, p. 289.) George 2 had three sons, John 3 the eldest, Cornelius 3 and George 3, and the line would run thus: John 1, George 2, John 3, Daniel 4, Timothy 5, Elisha 6, Asa 7, George S. 8, George A. 9 Supervisor. Also the line would then run thus: John 1, George 2, John 3, Daniel 4, John 5, John 6, John 7. The last three Johns are known to be successively descendants each of his predecessor. The last John 6 had ch. John 7, Daniel 7, Enoch 7, Asa 7, Jacob 7, George 7, Elias 7, and daus. one of whom was the wife of John Parsons, one the wife of David Parsons, Mary 7 w. of Joshua Terry and Temperance 7 w. of James C. Hoe, of N. Y. city. George 3 s. of George 2 d. in 1712 and had s. Nathan 4 and Hezekiah 4, nephews of John 3, (see T. R. Vol. III, p. 289.) Hezekiah 4 d. Sept. 1, 1720, 37 years. But Nathan 4 had ch. bap. Uriah 5 in 1721, Rachel 5, 1723, Esther 5, 1729, Amy 5, 1733, Abraham 5, 1736, and later in 1746; probably his s. Uriah 5 has bap. ch. Nathan 6, Mary 6, Temperance 6 in 1751, Abraham 6 in 1760 and Uriah 6 in 1771, probably an adult. It seems almost certain that the line runs thus: John 1, George 2, George 3, Nathan 4, Uriah 5, Nathan 6, Uriah 7, b. Oct. 1, 1784, bap. Nov. 29, 1784, George Lewis 8, George H. 9.
Daniel Miller 4 was m. Dec. 11, 1700 to Elizabeth Buckland; they had several ch. of whom John 5 resided at Appaquogue as aforesaid. Gardiner 7, s. of Timothy 6, grandson of Timothy 5, and great grandson of Daniel 4, told me that this Daniel 4, at Appaquogue with his sons and negro slaves, took a whale and sold oil enough to buy a farm, on which he settled his son Timothy 5 b. June 4, 1710, at the Fire Place, which seems probable. Timothy 5 had 1st w. Temperance Conkling, who d. Nov. 23, 174?? and 2d Hannah Stratton, July 30, 1741. His will in 1769 names sons Daniel 6, Timothy 6, Peleg 6, Elisha 6, David 6, Daus. (Zervia 6 m at Amagansett) Temperance 6, Elizabeth 6, Hannah 6 and Charlotte 6. The s. Daniel 6 rem. to Rockland Co. and had s. Daniel 7 who it is reported was father of Mrs. Jay Gould. The s. Peleg 6 rem. to Franklin, N. Y. where his descendants now reside.
DAVID 6 remained on the homestead at Fireplace.
TIMOTHY 6 and Elisha 6 settled at the Springs.
TIMOTHY 6 s. of Timothy 5 had sons Timothy 7, Gardiner 7, and perhaps others.
DAVID 7 s. of David 6 remained at the Fireplace, and was father of the present Samuel D. 8 there residing.
ELISHA 6 s. of Timothy 5 had w. Abigail Tuthill and ch. Temperance 7 w. of Nathaniel Dominy, Elisha 7 d. young, Nathaniel, M. D. 7 of Brookhaven (father of Nathl.8 of Brookhaven, lately decd.), Barnabas 7, Catharine 7 of Schuyler Co. N. Y., Tuthill 7 and Cynthia 7 d. s. p. and Asa 7 who rem. to N. Y. city and returned and lived and died at the old homestead at the Springs.
NATHANIEL, M. D. 7 had s. DeWitt 8 who was drowned, d. s. p. and Nathaniel 8 named above, and daus. Mary 8 and Sarah 8 who m. Wm. and Geo. Andrews, Caroline 8 who m. (???) Green of Sayville and Jerusha 8 residing at Port Jervis.
BARNABUS 7 had no s. and only 1 dau.
ASA 7 had s. George S. 8, who had s. George A. 9, present Supervisor as above.
Mrs. George W. Curtis, of Hartford, Conn., states that Rev. Samuel Miller, of Wallingford, Conn., was born on Long Island in 1773; that his father was Jacob Miller and his mother Elizabeth Filer. That Jacob Miller, in Revolutionary times, took his family in a whale boat to the main land, near New Haven, Ct., and resided there. Who will track this line? This name is one signed to the combination to stand by Boston in 1775. See ante, p. 221.
NATHAN 6 has an unnamed child bap. in 1775 and ch. Nathan 7 in 1777, Elizabeth 7 in 1779, Jerusha 7 in 1782, Uriah 7 Nov. 29, 1784, b. Oct. 1, 1784. This last Uriah 7, residing in the Hook, had father Nathan 6 and he Uriah 5, and he Nathan 4 as aforesaid. The Family Bible of Nathan 6 has this record of ch. of himself and w. Mary: Mary 7 b. Sept. 25, 1775, Nathan 7 b. May 18, 1777, Phebe 7 b. Aug. 15, 1779, Jerusha 7 b. March 5, 1782, Uriah 7 b. Oct. 1, 1784, Joanna 7 b. Oct. 4, 1786, Esther 7 b. Oct. 12, 1787, Abraham 7 b. April 11, 1792. Esther 7 m. Dea. Stephen Hedges. Abraham 7, Nathan 7 and 3 sisters went to Plattsburg, N. Y.
URIAH 7 resided "in the Hook" and had w. Betsey (Baker) and ch.
Nathan 8 b. June 26, 1813, Abraham 8 b. Aug. 24, 1816, George Lewis 8 b Nov. 16, 1821, Mary Baker 8 b. May 26, 1824, d. March 20, 1828, Betsey 7 b. Feb. 5, 1830. Uriah 7 d. April 3, 1859, 74 yrs. 6 mos; his w. Betsey d. Sept. 19, 1872, 86 yrs. 2 mos. Their ch. are all deceased, leaving issue, except Mary, d. March 20, 1828. Abraham and his sister Betsey, w. of William Barnes, rem. to Illinois.
GEORGE LEWIS 8 had w. Caroline, dau. of Charles Hand, and rem. to Bridge-Hampton, and d. there March 30, 1887, 65 years, and they had s. George H. 9 now residing there.
There was a Uriah Miller 6 about the time of the Revolution residing in Sag-Harbor, and after that in Bridge-Hampton, who I think was uncle of the Uriah 7 "down Hook," and brother to Nathan 6. That Uriah 6 had seven ch. by each of two wives. By the 1st w. there were Uriah 7, Jessie 7, and four others. This son Uriah 7 is said to have rem. to Troy and had son Rodney 8, a minister, probably Presbyterian. By the 2d w. were ch. Abraham 7, Squires 7, John Dayton 7, Fanny 7, Phebe 7 and Hannah 7. Sally 7 b. abt. 1784 m. Elias Ludlow and they had s. E. Jones Ludlow 8. Fanny 7 m. Abraham Payne and they had ch. Squires 7 had w. dau. of Capt. David Hedges and son Steven Hedges 8, now of Sag-Harbor; and 2d w. they had dau. Mariette 8 w. of Egbert H. Hildreth, and they had son Fred F. 9 now in Terre Haute, Indiana.
 
 

ANDREW MILLER of Miller's Place

CONTRIBUTED BY MARTHA MILLER

ANDREW MILLER, the first settler of Miller's Place, is said to have been an elder brother of one of the early settlers of East-Hampton. There is said to have been a memorandum among his papers of the purchase of land in the year 1659, and it is probable that he came here about that time. His name is also on the records of the town of Brookhaven for the same year as one of the Town Trustees. It is also inferred from various circumstances that he died at an advanced age in 1717 or '18. His children were Andrew, John, Samuel, Richard and Hannah.
ANDREW 2d settled in Miller's Place and died before his father, June, 1716. The name of his wife is not known. His children were Andrew 3d, William, Josiah, Ebenezer, Hannah and Joanna.
JOHN was drowned at the age of 28.
SAMUEL went to N. J. and settled in the town of Greenwich, Cumberland County.
RICHARD settled in Miller's Place, married Dorothy Woodhull, of Setauket, and had two daughters, Nancy who married Nathaniel Ruggles, and Sarah who married Richard Woodhull, July 11, 1768. There was probably a third daughter, as Jonathan Mills, of Mills Pond, married for his second wife Dorothy Miller, and they had a son named Andrew.
HANNAH died young, in 1690.
ANDREW 3d was born June 19, 1695, settled in Miller's Place, and died in 1777. He married Mary Phillips, who was born Nov. 16, 1706. They had sixteen children, fourteen of whom lived to maturity. They were Rebecca b. Dec. 28, 1724, Sarah b. March 23, 1726, Andrew 4th b. June 6, 1727, Josiah b. Aug. 22, 1728, John b. Jan. 14, 1730, Mary b. July 5, 1731, Joseph b. March 15, 1733, Hannah b. May 15, 1734, Samuel b. Dec. 24, 1735, Theophilus b. Sept. 1737, Joshua b. April 1738, Theophilus b. Nov. 20, 1740, Hannah b. June 3, 1742, Joanna b. May 5, 1744, Deliverance b. Oct. 9, 1745, one name unknown b. Nov. 12, 1747. Five sons and five daughters of this family emigrated to N. J. Andrew occupied the old home. His history will be given later. John was drowned and
Mary married Selah Brown of Middle Island. Sarah married a Mr. Burnett of N. J.
WILLIAM, son of Andrew 2d, married Deliverance Mills, of Mills Ponds, settled in Miller's Place and had six children, William, Timothy, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, Catherine, or as some records have it Keturah (?) Sarah. William was drowned in crossing from Elizabethtown to Staten Island in company with his cousin John Miller, son of Andrew 3d. Timothy married Experience Davis, settled in Miller's Place, was made Captain of Militia, had eleven children and died January 26, 1790, in the 67th year of his age. His wife died May 23, 1780, in the 55th year of her age. Nathaniel moved to Springfield, N. J. Ebenezer, born June 13, 1737, settled in Miller's Place and was also Captain of Militia, married Sarah, daughter of Benajah Strong, of Setauket, had seven children, and died Nov. 15, 1785. His wife was born June 14, 1740, and died February 18, 1836, aged 95 years, 8 months and 4 days. Catherine married
Dr. Dayton, of Elizabeth, N. J. and had one daughter named Charlotte. Sarah married Mr. Youngs of Springfield, N. J. Josiah, 3d son of Andrew 2d, settled in Setauket, married Sarah, daughter of Timothy Mills. They both died in 1726, about a year after their marriage.
EBENEZAR removed to Cumberland Co., N. J.
HANNAH married Isaac Mills, of Mill's Pond.
JOANNA married Thomas Helme of Miller's Place, had one son named Thomas, and after the death of Mr. Helme married John Roe.
The children of Captain Timothy Miller were Deliverance b. Oct. 14, 1747, married to Zophar Mills, March 4, 1767; a daughter b. April 23, 1750, d. aged 3 weeks; a son b. May 23, 1751, d. aged 10 weeks; Experience b. Oct. 12, 1752, d. June 6, 1772; Nathaniel b. Dec. 20, 1754, d. Oct. 9, 1798; Joanna b. June 23, 1757, d. Aug. 27, 1798; Keturah b. May 5, 1760, m. Mr. Homan and d. April 30, 1831; Timothy b. Aug. 31, 1762; Joseph b. March 24, 1764, d. May 1, 1845; Zophar Mills b. Oct. 20, 1767; Betsey Parshall b. Feb. 5, 1771, d. Jan. 29, 1845.
The children of Deliverance and Zophar Mills were Ruth b. March 27, 1768, m. Benjamin Woodhul; Nathaniel b. Sept. 4, 1769, d. May 26, 1832; Zophar b. Dec. 7, 1771; Gabriel b. Nov. 19, 1773; Experience b. Aug. 18, 1777; Keturah b. Dec. 27, 1778; Fanny b. May 25, 1782, m. Stephen Homan; Esseverance b. Jan. 22, 1787, m. George Davis and d. Jan. 1876.
Three daughters of Capt. Timothy Miller were not married: Experience, Joanna and Betsey. Nathaniel, the eldest son, married Martha, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer Miller. They both died of yellow fever, she eight days after her husband, leaving three little girls, and a boy a year or two old. He lived to be loved and respected by all who knew him--our own Deacon Charles Miller, of blessed memory. His grandson (Samuel H. Miller) and one sister are still living in Miller's Place. Of the daughters, Charity married John Terry, Fanny married Bartley Tuthill and Clarissa married Nathaniel Tuthill, and they were the parents of Dr. Frank, Rev. George M., Hon. James H. and Ellsworth Tuthill.
TIMOTHY, the second son, married Mehitable Brown and their children were Nathaniel, George (Judge), Polly, who married Capt. Hubbard Griffing, and Charlotte, who married Capt. James Tuthill.
JOSEPH, third son, married Jemima Robbins, March 5, 1795. She was b. April 20, 1776, and d. July 27, 1860. Their children were William b. Jan. 25, 1796, d. Jan. 29. 1817; Daniel Robbins b. Sept. 19, 1797, d. June 27, 1891; Patty b, Sept. 9, 1800, m. Miller Woodhull, d. May 13, 1887, at Northville; Lewis b. April 16, 1804, d. Nov. 8, 1865, not married; John b. July 28, 1806, became an M. D., married Maria Miller, his cousin, settled in Setauket, afterwards went west and died there, time unknown. Daniel Robbins Miller was married to Isabella Hawkins, Oet. 13, 1824; she died in about six months, and he was married to Martha Olive Mills on Oct. 10, 1826. They had four children, two of whom died in childhood, and the other two, Charlotte Mills, now the widow of Dr. C. H. S. Millard, and Martha Helme are residents of Miller's Place. Zophar Mills, fourth youngest son, married Betsey Davis. They had seven daughters and one son, Sylvester Miller, whose only living son is Elihu S. Miller, of Floral Park.
The children of Capt. Ebenezer Miller were Isaac b. Oct. 26, 1761, m. Eliza Cleaves and died July 2, 1814; Martha b. Feb. 9, 1763, m. Nathaniel Miller; Charity b. Nov. 23, 1764, d. Aug. 24, 1766; William b. April 15, 1766, was shot by plunderers while standing in the window of his father's house, near the close of the Revolutionary war; Charity b. July 30, 1770, d. Sept. 29, 1773; Clarissa b. Sept. 15, 1772, m. Samuel Brown, and died May 11, 1812; Benajah Strong b. Jan. 14, 1774, m. Sarah Conklin and d. June 19, 1813; his wife d. July 22, 1854; they had three children and the only descendants of theirs of the name of Miller, are Dr. James N. Miller, of Layton, N. J. and Miss Addie B. Miller of Miller's Place. The only descendants of Samuel and Clarissa Brown living here are Erastus Brown and his daughter.
ANDREW Milier 4th married Deborah Roe, who d. March 23, 1822, 88 years. They had ten children, but I have the names of only six. John the eldest son, who lived to maturity, was drowned in 1784, 28; Julia died in 1827; Elizabeth died in 1790; Mary m. M. Roe, d. in 1821; Deliverance b. Sept. 2, 1777, d. Oct. 17, 1866; Sarah d. unmarried March 30, 1849, 80 years. Deliverance became the second wife of Samuel Brown, whose first wife was Clarissa Miller, and they had two children, who are still living, John Merrit in the old home and Julia A. in Port Jefferson.
I must make a correction in regard to Richard Miller. It was probably not the first of that name, who married Dorothy Woodhull and was the father of the daughters mentioned, but his son or grandson. But little is known of his family. There was a man of the name who was Captain of a Ferry Company during the Revolution, who was killed near Coram in a skirmish with a company of Militia under the command of Capt. Daniel Roe.
Miller's Place, Oct. 14, 1896.
MARTHA MILLER.
 
 

THE MULFORD FAMILY

CONTRIBUTED BY TEUNIS D. HUNTTING, ESQ.

About the year 1643 there came to Southampton, from Salem, Mass., two brothers, John and William Mulford, When East-Hampton was first settled they sold their belongings in Southampton and moved to the new settlement farther east. John was an active participant in political affairs and was commissioned a Judge by the Connecticut Council. William turned his attention to farming.
JOHN 1 b. in England abt. 1606, d. 1686, m. Mrs. Friedeswiede Osborn, widow of William Osborn, of Salem, Mass.; they had ch. Samuel 2 b. 1644, John 2 b. 1650; Mary 2 m. Jeremiah Miller, Hannah 2 m. Benjamin Conklin and d. Feb. 4, 1712.
SAMUEL 2 b. 1644, d. Aug. 21, 1725, m. 1st Esther (???) who d. Nov. 24, 1717, m. 2d Sarah Howell and had ch. Samuel 3 b. 1678, Timothy 3 b. 1681, Elias 3 b. 1685, Matthew 3 b. 1689.
JOHN 2 b. 1650, d. Aug. 29, 1734, m. 1st (???) who d. Aug. 11, 1705, m.
2d Mrs. Martha Conklin, wid. of Ananias, Jr. Sept. 19, 1733, had ch. John 3 b. abt. 1683, Isaac 3 b. abt. 1684.
SAMUEL 3 b. 1678, d. July 10, 1743 in Amagansett, m. Sarah -- and had ch. Elizabeth 4 bap. July 15, 1705; she m. Oct. 22, 1724 Lewis Conklin.
TIMOTHY 3 b. 1681, d. Dec. 11, 1741, m. Sarah (???) and had ch. Amy 4 bap. March 20, 1709, m. Stephen Hedges Dec. 26, 1727, Esther 4 bap. March 23, 1712, Timothy 4 bap. April 13, 1718, Christopher 4 bap. Aug. 30, 1719, d. Oct. 13, 1719, Christopher 4 bap. Nov. 24, 1723, rem. to N. J., Ebenezer 4 bap. Nov. 24, 1723, d. Jan. 8, 1724, Sarah 4 bap. Aug. 18, 1728 d. Sept. 14, 1728, Edward 4 bap. Feb. 8, 1730.
ELIAS 3 b. 1685, d. Nov. 2, 1760, in Amagansett, m. Mary Mason June 10, 1713 and had ch. Samuel 4 b. May 3, 1714, Mary 4 bap. Nov. 17, 1717, d. March 28, 1718, Mary 4 bap. March 6, 1720, d. Feb. 5, 1722, Elias 4 bap. March 11, 1722, Elizabeth 4 bap. March 6, 1726, Phebe 4 bap. June 29, 1729.
MATTHEW 3 b. 1689, d. April 27, 1774, m. Dec. 25, 1712 Elizabeth Chatfield and had ch. Elizabeth 4 b. Aug. 22, 1714, she m. John Gardiner May 26, 1737 and d. Oct. 21, 1754, Jerusha 4 bap. Aug. 29, 1714, m. April 13, 1736 Jeremiah Hedges, Jonathan 4 bap. Dec. 15, 1717, Esther 4 bap. July 10, 1719, who m. 1st Jonathan Huntting Nov. 16, 1742, she m. 2d Dr. John Darbe, she d. Sept. 1757, David 4 b. Sept. 10, 1722, Mary 4 b. April 9, 1725, d. June 30, 1729, a son b. April 9, 1725, d. same day.
JOHN 3 b. abt. 1683, d. Jan. 5, 1725, m. (???) who d. Jan. 17, 1727; they had ch. Mary 4 bap. May 11, 1707, d. Nov. 12, 1707, Josiah 4 d. Nov. 6, 1726, John 4 bap. July 29, 1711, Mary 4 bap. 1715, d. Dec. 31, 1726, Hannah 4 bap. Jan. 1719, d. Dec. 30, 1726, Phebe 4 bap. Feb. 5, 1721, Nathan 4 bap. Nov. 1, 1724, d. Dec. 28, 1726.
ISAAC 3 b. abt. 1684, d. Jan. 9, 1774, m. Mercy Conklin May 10, 1705, and had ch. a son 4 b. Sept. 1709, d. Sept. 30, 1709, Isaac 4 bap. April 1, 1711, Mercy 4 bap. March 9, 1712, m. Dec. 16, 1730 Edward Huntting, Phebe 4 bap. April 25, 1714, Mary 4 bap. Dec. 9, 1716, Abigail bap. July 6, 1718.
TIMOTHY 4 b. April 13, 1718, m. Oct. 26, 1738 Mary Dimon, of Southold; they had ch. Mary 5 bap. Sept. 9, 1739, Timothy 5 b. Aug. 17, 1739, Sarah 5 bap. Jan. 30, 1743, Amy 5 bap. March 10, 1745, Cloa 5 bap. Dec. 7, 1746, Jonathan 5 bap. Dec. 1751.
EDWARD 4 bap. Feb. 8, 1730, m. Jan. 3, 1752 Anna Miller and had ch. a ch. 5 bap. Nov. 1752, Nathan 5 bap. Dec. 22, 1753.
SAMUEL 4 b. May 3, 1714, d. June 15, 1795, m. Jan. 5, 1738 Zerviah Conklin and had ch. Mary 5 b. Nov. 13, 1740, d. Feb. 9, 1820, Esther 5 b. April 27, 1743, m. Nathaniel Hand, Zerviah 5 b. Feb. 24. 1745, d. Jan. 20, 1784, Elias 5 b. Aug. 16, 1747, rem. to Northport, N. Y., Samuel 5 b. and d., Elizabeth 5 b. May 14, 1750, a son 5 b. March 18, 1753, d. March 31, 1753, Samnel 5 b. July 5, 1757.
DAVID 4 b. Sept. 10, 1722, d. Dec. 18, 1778, m. June 16, 1751, Phebe, dau. of Dea. John Huntting; they had ch. Phebe 5 bap. 1753 d. young, David 5 b. Nov. 7, 1754, Matthew 5 b. Oct. 22, 1756 rem. to Rensselaerville, N. Y. abt. 1800 and d. March 24, 1845, Phebe 5 b. Sept. 20, 1758, m. Sept. 19, 1780 Henry Pierson and d. Feb. 28, 1836, Betsey 5 b. 1760, d. 1785 unm., a son 5 b. 1762 d. young, Esther 5 b. 1765, m. David Hedges and died 1825, Jonathan 5 b. 1767, d. April 27, 1768, Jonathan 5 b. 1770.
JOHN 4 bap. July 29, 1711, d. April 20, 1784, m. April 1, 1731, and had ch. John 5 bap. March 5, 1732, Mary 5 bap. April 14, 1734, m. Sept. 1754, John Dayton, Jr., Hannah 5 bap. Sept. 5, 1736, Phebe 5 bap. June 24, 1739, Jerusha 5 bap. April 18, 1742, Josiah 5 bap. March 24, 1745, a ch. bap. 1749.
TIMOTHY 5 b. Aug. 17, 1739, d. Feb. 15, 1813, m. Dec. 27, 1764 Esther Osborn, and rem. to Morris Co. N. J. abt. 1770; they had ch. Mary 6 b. Dec. 12, 1765, Amy 6 b. Sept. 12, 1767, Esther 6 b. Sept. 30, 1769, Timothy 6 b. April 26. 1772, Elizabeth 6 b. June 6, 1774, Jason 6 b. Sept. 25, 1776, David 6 b. Nov. 25, 1778, Phebe 6 b. Oct. 15, 1781.
SAMUEL 5 b. July 5, 1757, d. April 28, 1824, m. 1st July 18, 1787 Mary Baker, 2d m. Mary Conkling Dec. 25, 1794, who d. Sept. 10, 1840; they had ch. a child 6 b. Feb. 1796 d. young, Maria Mason 6 b. May 3, 1797 m. David H. Miller, Puah Conklin 6 b. July 25, 1799, m. Eli Barnes, Thomas Jefferson 6 b. Dec. 19, 1801 Samuel Lewis 6 b. Aug. 4, 1804, Hannah 6, b. Nov. 6, 1806, m. Dr. D. B. VanScoy. Phebe 6 b. Feb. 9, 1811.
DAVID 5 b. Nov. 7, 1754, d. Jan. 8, 1799, m. Rachel Gardiner; they had ch. David 6 b. Sept. 13, 1782, Phebe G. 6 b. Aug. 7, 1784, m. July 27, 1s09 Col. Samuel Miller, Richard 6 b. 1786, m. Betsey Hedges May 16, 1811, Henry L. 6 b. June 9, 1790, d. Nov. 6, 1853 unm.
JONATHAN 5 b. 1770, d. Feb. 14, 1840, m. Hamutal Baker 1799 and had ch. David 6 b. April 16, 1800, d. Nov. 14, 1876 unm., Mary C. 6 b. Dec. 18, 1803, m. Isaac VanScoy, John H. 6 b. April 24, 1806, d. Dec. 10, 1893 unm. Samuel G. 6 b. Feb. 3, 1808, Henry 6 b. Nov. 7, 1810, unm., George 6 b. May 18, 1813, Jeremiah 6 b. Oct. 17, 1815.
JOHN 5 b. March 5, 1732, d. 1761, m. Mary Dayton June 25, 1750, had ch. Jonathan 6 bap. July 13, 1761, Nathan 6 bap. July 13, 1761, Nancy 6 bap. July 13, 1761.
JOSIAH 5 bap. March 24, 1745, d. 1820, m. and had ch. Josiah 6 b. 1779, d. Jan. 12, 1863 unm., a dau. 6 b. 1791, d. Oct. 20, 1791, Phebe 6 b. 1792, m. 1st Ezra Miller, 2d Abraham D. Candy, Betsey 6 m. Isaac Hedges, d. s. p.
THOMAS JEFFERSON 6 b. Dec. 19, 1801, d. July 21, 1883, at Amagansett, m. Harriet dau. of Isaac Barnes, Dec. 10, 1823, and had ch. Clarissa M. 7 b. Nov. 3. 1824 unm., Samuel 7 b. Oct. 30, 1826, Isaac B. 7 b. Oct. 26, 1828, Harriet M. 7 b. Jan. 3, 1837, m. June 16, 1857 Capt. George L. Hand.
SAMUEL L. 6 b. Aug. 4, 1804, d. July 27, 1884, at Amagansett, m. 1st Nancy F. Baker May 20, 1828, who d. March 5, 1847, 2d Phebe S. Edwards Dec. 20, 1847, who d. Jan. 20, 1895: they had ch. a son 7 b. April 3, 1829, d. young, Henry L. 7 b. Sept. 28, 1830, d. 1897, Charles J. 7 b. Sept. 28, 1832, John N. 7 b. Oct. 18, 1835, George B. 7 b. May 11, 1838, d. July 12. 1855, Nancy E. 7 b. April 10, 1840, d. Dec. 26, 1891, m. David C. Barnes, Mary T. 7 b. April 5, 1841, d. April 20, 1842, Beulah A. 7 b. July 24, 1842, a daughter 7 b. May 24, 1843, d. same day, Mary F. 7 b. April 2, 1846, d. Sept. 10, 1846, a dau. b. Feb. 27, 1847, d. same day, Edgar B. 7 b. Oct. 5, 1848, Dorliska J. 7 b. Feb. 8, 1850, d. March 1, 1852, Mary J. b. Feb. 11, 1854, Phebe M. 7 b. Dec. 1856, d. Oct. 29, 1876.
SAMUEL G. 6 b. Feb. 3, 1808, d. March 16, 1891, m. Charlotte VanScoy April 1, 1847 and had ch. Amanda H. 7 b. June 25, 1848, m. Nov. 11, 1875 David E. Osborn, Samuel M. 7 b. Oct. 24, 1850, David G. 7 b. May 14, 1853, John H. 7 b. Jan. 15, 1856.
GEORGE 6 b. May 18, 1813, m. Mrs. Maryette Parsons, (nee Conklin) Sept. 13, 1849, and they had ch. George H. 7 b. March 4, 1851 unm.,
Hannah M. 7 b. Sept. 25, 1852 unm.
JEREMIAH 6 b. Oct. 17, 1815, d. May 23, 1867, m. Nov. 10, 1841, Mary M. dau. of Stephen Hedges, and they had ch. Phebe M. 7 b. Aug. 19, 1842, d. Sept. 19, 1847, Mary E. 7 b. Feb. 3, 1849, m. Nov. 11, 1876 Elihu S. Miller, Carrie 7 b. Oct. 3, 1852, d. Jan. 19, 1882, Jeremian H. b. Oct. 18, 1854.
JONATHAN 6 bap. July 13, 1761, d. April 11, 1842, m. Bethia Bennett
who d. May 15, 1841, and they had ch. Jonathan B. 7 b. Nov. 23, 1788, Hannah 7 bap. April 29, 1791, m. Abraham Gardiner, Mary D. 7 bap. May 1796, m. David Carll, Miller Dayton 7 b. Jan. 29, 1797 rem.
SAMUEL 7 b. Oct. 30, 1826, m. Nov. 26, 1856 Lydia Lester, and has ch. Mary K. 8 b. Oct. 31, 1857, m. G. Clarence Topping Nov. 10, 1887, Fanny H. 8 b. Nov. 25, 1860, m. George W. Strong Oct. 28, 1882, Hattie 8 b. March 25, 1862, E. Matilda 8 b. June 28, 1873, d. Aug. 28, 1876.
ISAAC B. 7 b. Oct. 26, 1828, m. Aug. 26, 1884 Esther A. Edwards and had ch. Thomas J. b. Feb. 21, 1888, d. same day.
HENRY L. 7 b. Sept. 28, 1830, d. 1897, m. Fanny Manwaring and had ch. Charles M. 8, John 8, Herbert 8, Emma 8.
CHARLES J. 7 b. Sept. 28, 1832, m. Lydia A. Squires and had ch. Gertrude 8 m. Henry L. Leek, Wesley 8 died, William 8 and George 8.
EDGAR B. 7 M. D. b. Oct. 5, 1848, and rem. to Bridge-Hampton, m. May 10, 1879 Mary A. Edwards and has ch. Samuel S. 8 b. Sept. 15, 1880, Arnold E. 8 b. Jan. 24, 1886.
SAMUEL M. 7 b. Oct. 24, 1850, m. Nov. 12, 1878 Isabella Stratton, and has ch. Charlotte S. 8 b. Sept. 28, 1879.
DAVID G. 7 b. May 14, 1853, m. Nov. 9, 1882, Elizabeth R. Osborn and has ch. Harold O. 8 b. July 18, 1884, d. Jan. 26, 1887, Amy S. 8 b. April 25, 1887, Florence M. 8 b. Aug. 24, 1890.
JOHN H. 7 b. Jan. 15, 1856, m. Dec. 9, 1886 Margaret D. dau. of Josiah Lester, and has ch. Josiah L. 8 b. Aug. 30, 1890.
JEREMIAH H. 7 b. Oct. 18, 1854, m. Nov. 17, 1881 Phebe E. dau. James M. Hedges, and has ch. Calrie 8 b. July 15, 1883, Herbert M. 8 b. Aug. 13, 1887, d. April 1, 1888, James H. 8 b. Aug. 12, 1889, Catherine M. 8 b. June 6, 1892, Mary Louise 8 b. Feb. 4, 1895.
JONATHAN B. 7 b. Nov. 23, 1788, m. Esther Barnes Nov. 22, 1816 and had ch. Harriet L. 8 b. Feb. 11, 1821, m. Capt. Wm. Osborn and d. s. p. April 17, 1842, Sarah M. 8 b. May 3, 1823, m. Wm. L. Osborn, Esther B. 8 b. July 2, 1825, m. June 9, 1852 Dr. John C. Hedges, Sybil B. 8 b. Oct. 8, 1827, m. May 15, 1847 Nathaniel Dominy, Mary A. 8 b. April 11, 1830, d. Sept. 8, 1832.
WILLIAM 1 b. in England abt. 1620, d. March 1687, m. Sarah Akers, and had ch. Thomas 2 b. abt. 1650, William 2, Benjamin 2 who rem. to Cape May, N. J. abt. 1702, Sarah 2 and Rachel 2.
THOMAS 2 b. abt. 1650, d. Nov. 2, 1732, m. Mary Gardiner dau. of Jeremiah Conklin, and had ch. William 3, Rachel 3 m. Thomas Dibble April 2, 1700, Abia 3 m. Wm. Hedges March 2, 1702, Ezekiel 3 m. Abia Osborn July 14, 1714 and rem. to Cape May. N. J., Lewis 3, Jeremiah 3 b. 1687, Thomas 3 b. 1689, David 3 bap. 1699, d. Sept. 12, 1722 unm.
WILLIAM 2 had ch. Aaron bap. June 16, 1700, Abigail 3 bap. April 26, 1702, m. Thomas Chatfield, Jr., William 3 bap. Nov. 14, 1704, Benjamin 3 bap. Feb. 16, 1707. Stephen 3 bap. Jan. 23, 1709, Jonathan 3 bap. Feb. 18, 1711, Ephraim 3 bap. Dec. 28, 1712, rem. to Cnmberland Co. N. J. Jacob 3 bap. April 7, 1715.
LEWIS 3 drowned while after a whale off East-Hampton, Feb. 24, 1719, m. Feb. 9, 1716 Hannah Parsons, and had ch. Jane 4 b. Oct. 7, 1716, d. 1753, m. Dec. 18, 1738, John Chatfield, Lewis 4 bap. Nov. 23, 1718, rem. to N. J. abt. 1740.
JEREMIAH 3 b. 1687, d. Oct. 5, 1766, m. Abigail (???) who d. May 10, 1764, they had ch. Jeremiah 4 bap. Oct. 31, 1714, Lemuel 4 bap March 31, 1717, d. Oct. 26, 1791, Job 4 bap. Jan. 1719, rem. to N. J. when young, Abraham 4 bap. Jan. 1719, Abigail 4 bap. Feb. 5, 1721, m. Dec. 20, 1744, Elias Howell, David 4 b. March 15, 1723, rem. to Duchess Co. N. Y. Hannah 4 bap. Oct. 17, 1725, m. Nov. 1, 1749 Wm. Brant, Mary 4 bap. Oct
17, 1725, d. Jan. 25, 1746, Ezekiel 4 bap. Sept. 24, 1727.
THOMAS 3 b. 1689, d. March 8, 1765, m. 1st June 19, 1712 Mrs. Mercy Bell, she d. May 17, 1737, m. 2d Deborah (???) Sept. 7, 1737, and had ch. Elisha 4 b. Jan. 12, 1713, Daniel 4 bap. June 19, 1715, Barnabas 4 bap. June 3, 1716, m. Hannah Petty April 30, 1740 and rem. abt. 1750 to Conn. Thomas 4 bap. Jan. 16, 1719.
JONATHAN 3 bap. Feb. 18, 1711, m. Mary Dayton June 25, 1740 and had ch. Jon 4, Jonathan 4, Nathan 4, Mary 4; we have no further record of these.
ABRAHAM 4 bap. Jan. 1719, d. April 2, 1789, m. Dec. 19, 1745 Rebecca Stratton and had ch. Abraham 5 bap. Jan. 1748, Mary 5 bap. Jan. 12, 1750, Cornelius 5 bap. July 14, 1752, a ch. 5 bap. March 1759, Abigail 5, bap. Jan. 1762, a son 5 bap. 1764.
EZEKIEL 4 b. Sept. 24, 1727, d. April 15, 1819, m. Mrs. Amy Mulford and had ch. Mary 5 b. Dec. 25, 1756, m. Joseph Osborn 1774, Amy 5 b. July 7, 1759, m. Nathan Conklin, Jeremiah 5 b. Dec. 10, 1761, d. Aug. 23, 1784, m. Elizabeth Jones April 13, 1780 d. s. p., Ezekiel 5 b. May 22, 1764, rem. 1780 to Wayne Co. N. Y., Edward 5 b. Sept. 17, 1767, Phebe 5 b. June 20, 1770, m. Wm. Davis Hannah 5 b. July 11, 1773, m. Jonathan Baker.
ELISHA 4 b. Jan. 12, 1713, d. May 29, 1798, m. Dec. 1, 1735 Joanna Osborn, she d. Sept. 13, 1791, they had ch. Mary 5 bap. Nov. 28, 1736, m. Rev. Samuel Buel, D. D., Mercy 5 bap. Dec. 10, 1738, William 5 bap. Apr. 28, 1745, Elisha 5 bap. Oct. 27, 1749.
THOMAS 4 bap. Jan. 16, 1719, m. Sept. 7, 1737 Mrs. Katherine Talmage, they had ch. Barnabas 5 bap. Sept. 16, 1750, Ananias 5 bap. Nov. 1752, Thomas 5 bap. Jan. 29, 1758, Mercy 5 bap. Jan. 6, 1760, Ruth 5 bap. Jan. 6, 1760.
ABRAHAM 5 bap. Jan. 1748, d. Dec. 9, 1835, m. 1st 1770 Joanna Miller, she d. Sept. 12, 1803, m. 2d Lydia Stebbins, 3d Mrs. Lydia Jones (nee Tillinghast); all of his ch. were b. in E. H. by 1st w.; he rem. to Southold abt. 1800; ch. Mary 6 b. Oct. 7, 1771, m. June 16, 1794 Abraham Huntting, she d. June 11, 1849, Hannah 6 b. 1774, m. Henry Osborn 1790, Esther 6 b. 1776, m. 1796 Daniel Osborn, Rebecca 6 b. 1778, m. 1st Henry Chatfield, 2d 1812 Samuel Conklin, Abraham 6 b. 1781, d. at Southold Dec. 29, 1864, Frances 6 b. 1783, m. 1804 John D. Gardiner, Abby 6 m. Festus Tuthill, Betsey 6 b. 1786 m. Nathaniel Rackett, Jeremiah 6 b. 1792, d. Jan. 14, 1855, Phebe 6 b. 1794, m. Martin Prince.
EDWARD 5 b. Sept. 17, 1767, d. April 5, 1821, m. Jan. 18, 1794 Fanny Rysam, and they had ch. William J. R. 6 b. Oct. 18, 1794, Ezekiel 6 b. Jan. 9, 1796, d. Sept. 15, 1805, Jeremiah 6 b. Aug. 21, 1797, Ursula P. 6 b. March 12, 1802, m. July 10, 1820 Capt. Geo. R. Howell, Ezekiel 6 b. Sept. 13, 1805, Nancy R. 6 b. April 15, 1807, d. June 3, 1856, m. Jan. 1, 1829, Henry H. Huntting, Eliza G. 6 b. Aug. 9, 1814, p. July 14, 1886, m. April 3, 1841 L. Deering.
WILLIAM 5 bap. April 28, 1745, d. Dec, 7, 1813, m. Lucretia Conkling, who d. March 27, 1814, they had ch. William 6 b. 1776, Betsey 6 b. Oct. 10, 1779, d. Sept. 25, 1849 unm., Lucretia 6 b. 1782, Thomas 6 bap. Aug. 1784, d. July 26, 1829 unm., Samuel 6 bap. 1787, rem. to Nine Partners, now Millbrook, Duchess Co. N. Y.
ELISHA 5 bap. Oct. 27, 1749, d. Aug. 14, 1828, m. Mrs. Damaris Sandford (nee Howell) and they had ch. Phebe 6 b. Oct. 1, 1780, Jerusha 6 b. June 3, 1782, Sylvanus S. 6 b. Aug. 20, 1784, d. Nov. 27. 1873, m. May 3, 1818 Fanny dau. Zebulon Jessup and rem. to Montrose, Pa., Mary 6 b. May 16, 1786, Elisha 6 b. Jan. 18, 1798, d. Aug. 4, 1867, rem. to Orient, N. Y. m. 1805, Fanny 6 b. Feb. 3, 1801.
WILLIAM J. R. 6 b. Oct. 18, 1794, d. at Sag-Harbor, m. Aug. 21, 1827 Harriet dau. of Henry Havens and they had ch. Fanny R. 7 b. May 1828 m. 1st 1846 Dr. C. S. Stillwell, m. 2d 1885 Rev. J. J. Harrison, Hannah 7 m. Dr. S. B. Nicol, Wm. Rysam 7 m. Laura Allen, he d. at Andersonville (S. C.) prison, while in the service of his country.
JEREMIAH 6 b. Aug 21, 1797, d. at Sag-Harbor Jan. 22, 1880, m. 1st Dec. 9, 1816 Mary Lee, who d. Nov. 29, 1858, m. 2d (???) and had ch. George L. 7, b. June 7, 1818, killed at sea by a whale Feb. 6, 1842, Juliette G. 7 b. Dec. 6, 1819, m. 1842 Robert F. Osborn, Caroline L. 7 b. May 28, 1822, d. March 17, 1870, m. Sept. 5, 1844 E. Prentice, Chauncey W. 7 b. April 28, 1825, rem. west when young, Edward C. 7 b. Nov. 23, 1827, d. Sept. 18, 1832, Gertrude D. 7 b. Feb. 17, 1833, d. Oct. 27, 1854, Ursula P. 7 b. May 19, 1835, d. Oct. 15, 1839, Mary L. 7 b. June 10, 1838, d. Oct. 24, 1839.
EZEKIEL 6 b. Sept. 13, 1805, d. Jan. 31, 1850, m. Dec. 27, 1832 Julia Prentice, and they had ch. Amos Prentice 7 b. April 5, 1834, d. May 1891, Julia Anna 7 b. July 1, 1839, Lucinda C. 7 b. Sept. 28, 1841, d. Jan. 21, 1851, Eliza Gracie 7 b. Aug. 15, 1844, d. Aug. 21, 1894.
WILLIAM 6 b. 1776, d. Sept. 8, 1847, m. Nov. 6, 1803 Polly Parsons, she d. Nov. 24, 1842, they had ch. Jeremiah Jones 7, James P. 7 b. 1810, d. Feb. 5, 1883, m. Nov. 31, 1833 Phebe B. dau. of Jeremiah Dayton, she d. Sept. 17, 1895, no ch; William 7 b. Dec. 1812, d. July 7, 1879, m. Philena dau. of Sylvanus Jones, she d. Nov. 17, 1877, both d. s. p.
JEREMIAH J. 7 d. July 25, 1869, m. 1st Dec. 15, 1835 Betsey Isaacs, she d. Aug. 5, 1841, m. 2d Sept. 2, 1843 Abigail Glover, she d. Nov. 6, 1847, m. 3d Nov. 9, 1848 Sarah B. Stratton and had ch. Elisha 8 b. Dec. 16, 1836, m. Mrs. Williams, no ch.; Catherine 8 b. April 22, 1838, m. James M. Hedges, a ch. 8 b. 1840, d. young, Charles J. 8 b. June 22, 1841, m. Jan. 14, 1868 Anna E. Lines, no ch., Abby G. 8 b. Aug. 17, 1847.
NOTE.--Barnabas 4 born June 3, 1716, son of Thomas 3, settled at Branford, Ct., was a member of the General Assembly of Conn. 1762, and a deacon of the North Branford church (???); and had son Barnabas 5 who had son Hervey 5, graduate of Yale in 1794, who had son James Hervey 7, of New Haven, Ct., who had son Hervey 8, who had sons William Remsen 9 b. July 4, 1857 and Dexter Walker Ironside9 b. Dec. 26, 1865. Wm. Remsen 9, Episcopal clergyman in New Haven, Conn., compiled and published the Mulford Genealogy, including fully the Branford branch, in 1880. In 1893 Mrs. A. B. Kitchell, of N. Y. city, published a genealogy of the Mulford family containing more fully notices of the New Jersey branch of the family, descended from Christopher 5 and his brother Timothy 5, sons of Timothy 4, son of Matthew 3, son of Samuel 2, son of John 1. Elisha Mulford, atuhor of "the Nation" and "the Republic of God," was a descendant of Thomas Mulford 3, son of Thomas 2, son of William 1.
H. P. H.
 
 

THE MURDOCK FAMILY

CONTRIBUTED BY TEUNIS D. HUNTTING. ESQ.

Among the early settlers of East-Hampton, there were some families who remained there only a short time. One of these was the Murdock family. Peter Murdock 1 came to this place while travelling through the length of the Island as a peddler, carrying his pack of merchandise on his back. He was the son of a well-to-do wool-comber of Limerick, Ireland, who had lost all his property during the war of 1690-1. Peter 1 came to this country to carve out a living for himself in 1698. During his periodical visits to East-Hampton he became acquainted with Mary Fithian, secretly courted her contrary to her father's wishes, and finally married her. This was in 1705. After his marriage he opened a store in E. H., his wife tending it while he resumed his peddler's pack. He prospered in business and sent to Ireland for his three sisters to come and live with him; one of them, Dorcas, married John Conklin, of East-Hampton.
PETER 1 had but one child, a son named John 2 who, when he reached manhood, rem. to West Saybrook, Conn.
JOHN 2 b. 1706 at E. H. d. Jan. 21, 1778, at Westbrook. Conn., m. 1st Phebe Sill, 2d Frances Conklin April 11, 1732 and d. 1799. They had ch. Peter 3 b. Jan. 21, 1733, d. 1755 unm., Mary 3 b. Nov. 21, 1734, m. Nathaniel Huntting 1754, John 3 b. Nov. 19, 1736, d. 1764 unm., Phebe 3 b. Nov. 13, 1738, m. Rev. (???) Devotion, William 3 b. April 31, 1740, Abigail 3 b. March 21, 1742, Enoch 3 b. Nov. 22, 1743, Jonathan 3 b. April 7, 1745, Anna 3 b. Feb. 14, 1747, Miriam 3 b. Aug. 25, 1748, Abraham 3 b. May 21, 1751, Frances 3 b. Aug. 31, 1753, James 3 b. Feb. 18, 1755.
 
 



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