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first wife, Joan, b. 1625, d. after 1707. Came to Oyster Bay in
1670, from Elizabeth, N. J. ; m. Rebecca Mapes.

(3) SAMUEL YOUNGS, son of Thomas (2), b. 1680; m.,
1 7 14, Penelope Allen.

(4) DANIEL YOUNGS, son of Samuel (3), b. 1718; m.
1746, Hannah, d. 1769, dau. of Peter Underbill. Issue:

-I-5. Capt. Daniel.

6. Samuel.

7. Penelope.

M. 2d, Hannah, dau. of Rev. Benj. Woolsey (widow of Saml.
McCoun).

(5) CAPT. DANIEL YOUNGS, son of Daniel (4) ; b.
T748; m. Susannah, b. 1752, dau. of Timothy Kelsey, of Hunting-
ton, L. I. Issue :

8. Hannah, b. 1770; m., 1786, Joseph Townsend, son of

Joseph.

9. Kezia, b. 12 Feb., 1773; m., 1790, Maj. William Jones

(IV. 4).
+ 10. Samuel, b. 1777; m., 1800, Hannah, b. 1782, d. 1814, dau.

of John and Margery (Tobias) Fleet, of Oyster Bay

Cove, L. I. Issue:

a. Margery F. Youngs, b. 1808; m., 1825, Elbert

Harring Jones (IV. 5).

b. John F., and other children.

II. Daniel, b. 1783; m., 1815, Maria, d. 1864, dau. of John

Baker, b. 1794, d. 1884. Issue:

a. Daniel K., b. 1817, d. 16 Oct., 1894; m., 1850,
Sarah E., b. 1823, d. 20 March, 1895, dau of
Daniel and Frances (Wortman) Smith, of Centre
Island, Oyster Bay. Issue: William Jones
Youngs, b. 1851.

b. William Jones.

c. Thomas.

d. Susan M.

Five other children, d. young.



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 283

( 10) SAMUEL YOUNGS, m. 2d, 181 5, Phebe, dau. of Jas.
Reynolds, of Oyster Bay. Issue : David Jones, and Hannah.



WOODHULL FAMILY

WoodhuU ancestry of William Sidney Smith, husband of
Eleanor T. Jones (V. 30).

(1) RICHARD WOODHULL, b. in Eng., 13 Sept., 1620;
d. 17 Oct., 1690, at Brookhaven, L. L, where he emigrated to
with his wife Deborah about 1650. Issue :

+2. Richard, b. 9 Oct., 1649.

3. Nathaniel, d. 16 June, 1680.

4. Deborah, b. 1654; d. 6 Jan., 1742; m. John, son of

Thomas Lawrence, of Newtown, L. I.

(2) RICHARD WOODHULL, son of Richard (i) ; b. 9
Oct., 1649; d. 18 Oct., 1699; m. 19 Aug., 1680, Temperance, dau.
of Rev. John Fordham, of Southampton, L. I. ; m. 2d, Temper-
ance, dau. of Topping. (Southampton Reeds., also MSS. of

F. S. Woodhull, Wading River, L. I.) (This 2d marriage not
noted in N. Y. G. & Biog. Rec, Vol III., 1872.) Issue:

+5. Richard, b. 1691.

+6. Nathaniel, d. 9 March, 1760.

+7. Josiah, b. 9 Sept., 1695.

8. John.

9. Dorothy.

TO. Temperance.



(6) NATHANIEL WOODHULL, son of Richard (2);
d. 9 March, 1760. Lived at Mastic, L. I.; m., 1716, Sarah, dau.
of Richard Smith (Bull Smith), of Smithtown, L. I. Issue:

4-II- Genl. Nathaniel, b. 30 Dec, 1722.

12. Richard, b. 22 May, 1729.
+ 13. Ruth.



284 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

14. Juliana, b. 6 April, 1736; d. 1816; m., 1767, Hezekiah

Howell.
And other children.

(13) RUTH WOODHULL, dau. of Nathaniel (6); b. 5
Dec, 1740; m. first, 1755. M, 2d, Judge WilHam Henry Smith,
("Tangier Smiths") ; b. 1720, d. 17 March, 1799.
Issue, a son, William Smith, b. 30 April, 1768; d. 22
July, 1803 ; m. Hannah, dau. of Philetus Smith, of
Smithtown, L. I., who left a son, William Sidney
Smith, d. 1879 ; m. 7 May, 1823, Eleanor T., dau. of
Maj. William Jones (IV. 14).

(11) GENL. NATHANIEL WOODHULL, son of Na-
thaniel (6) ; b. 30 Dec, 1722; d. 10 Sept., 1776; m., 1761, Ruth,
b. 1732, d. 1822, dau. of Hon. Nicoll Floyd, and sister of Genl.
Wm. Floyd, "The Signer." Issue:

15. Elizabeth, b. 30 Nov., 1782; d. 14 Sept., 1839; ^- i^t,
Henry, son of Benjamin Nicoll. Issue, Edward H., m.
Mary, dau. of Solomon Townsend ; Eliza W., m. Richard
Smith (Bull), and Henry W., m. Mary, dau. of John
Ireland.

Elizabeth survived her husband, and m. 2d, Genl. John Smith
(Tangier), and had Egbert T., Robert, Chas. Jeffrey, and
Sarah.



WOODHULL FAMILY

Ancestry of Harriet L. Woodhull, wife of E. Piatt Stratton.

(5) RICHARD WOODHULL, son of Richard (2) ; b. 2
Nov., 1691 ; m. Mary, dau. of John Homan. (N. Y. G. & Biog.
Rec, April, 1873, p. 54; ibid. Jan., 1872, p. 10.)

(16) JOHN WOODHULL, son of Richard (5) ; b. 15 Jan.,
1719; d. 3 Jan., 1794; m. 27 Nov., 1740, Elizabeth, b. 1718, d.
1761, dau. of Maj. Wm. Henry Smith ("Tangier Smiths").



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 285

(17) JEFFREY AMHERST WOODHULL, son of John
(16) ; b. I Jan.. 1759: d. 19 Jan., 1839; m. 3 Nov., 1784, Eliza-
beth, b. 16 Oct., 1765 : d. 9 Feb., 1843, dau. of William Davis.

(18) SMITH WOODHULL, son of Jeffrey (17); b. 27
March, 1797: d. 6 Jan.. 1868; m. first, 7 Jan., 1818, 'lannah ; d.
23 May, 1835, dau. of Samuel Skidmore. Issue:

+ 19. Jeffrey Amherst.

20. Harriet.

21. Samuel.

22. Caleb.

23. ^Eleanor.

M. 2d, 21 June, 1836, Mary, d. 1843, dau. of Timothy Case ;
no issue.

M. 3d, 28 Jan. 1845, Marrietta, dau. of John Saxton ; she d.
1867.

(19) JEFFREY AMHERST WOODHULL, son of Smith
( 18) ; b. 18 Feb., 1822. Lived at Hempstead, L. I. ; m. Ann Eliza,
dau. of Chas. Scudder. Issue:

24. Charles Smith.

25. Harriet Louise, m. 27 April, 1871, E. Piatt Stratton, son

of Piatt Stratton, and his wife, Elizabeth Jones (V.
73). Issue:

Jeannie.
Harriet.



WOODHULL FAMILY

Ancestors of Josiah Woodhull (41), who married Hannah
Jones (V. 74).

(7) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Richard (2) ; b. 9
Sept., 1695; d. 4 Dec, 1761 ; m. Clemence, d. 15 March, 1774,
dau of Homan. Issue :

26. John.



286 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

27. Zebulon.

28. Benjamin.

29. Temperance.
-I-30. Josiah.

31. Clemence.

32. Charity.

33. Nancy.

(30) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Josiah (7) ; b. 1733,
d. 1787; m. Hannah, b. 1742, d. 21 Oct., 1805, dau. of Robert
Terry. Issue :

34. Hannah.

35. Nathaniel.

36. Polly.

37. Experience.

38. Fanny.
-I-39. Samuel T.

(39) SAMUEL TERRY WOODHULL, son of Josiah
(30); b. 1784, d. 1847; m. Hannah, b. 1786, d. 1857, dau. of
Daniel Emmons. Issue:

40. Daniel E.
-I-41. Josiah.

42. Samuel.

43. Helen.

(41) JOSIAH WOODHULL, son of Samuel (39); b. 13
Sept., 1815; d. 29 June, 1863; m. 16 Sept., 1844, Hannah, b. 16
June, 1816, dau. of William H. Jones (IV. 25). Issue:

44-46. Three children, died in infancy.
+47. Oliver Jones, b. 19 Nov., 1846.

48. Samuel T., b. 26 Sept., 1848.
-i-49. Josiah T., b. 3 Oct., 1853.

50. Martha L., b. 22 Aug-., i860 ; d. 27 July, 1894 ; m. 5 Dec,
1893, Louis A. Abbott, of St. Stephens, New Bruns-
wick, Canada.

Josiah WoodhuU (41) removed from Wading River, L. L,



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 287

to Woodbury, L. I., and after his death his widow and children
settled in San Antonio, Tex.

(47) OLIVER JONES WOODHULL, son of Josiah (41) ;
b. 19 Nov., 1846; m. 19 Oct., 1875, Virginia Warwick Jones, dau.
of Walter R. Jones (V. 76), of Woodbury, L. I. Settled in Texas.

(49) JOSIAH TOWNSEND WOODHULL, son of Josiah

(41) ; b. 3 Oct., 1853 ; m. 3 June, 1885, Lula, dau. of Frost,

of San Antonio. Issue:

51. Thomas Frost, b. 2 June, 1887.

52. Josiah Townsend, b. 15 March, 1890.

53. Josephine, b. 27 April, 1894.



MOORE (MORE) FAMILY

(i) THOMAS MORE, b. in Eng. before 1600, d. before

July, 1636; m. Ann , who survived him and was living in

Aug., 1668. Issue:

-}-2. Thomas.
3. Mary, who before 1636 m. Thomas Grafton, and d. Nov.,
1674.
And other children.

(2) THOMAS MORE, son of Thomas (i); b. in Eng.
about 1615-16; d. at Southold, L. I., 27 June, 1691. Before July
II, 1636, m. 1st, Martha, dau. of Rev. Christopher Youngs, vicar
of Revdon, Suffolk Co., Eng., and of Margaret, his wife. She
bapt. July I, 1613 ; d. before 1680. He m. 2d, in 1682, Katharine,
widow (i) of Thomas Doxy, of New London, and (2) of Daniel
Lane, of Brookhaven. Issue :

-f4- Thomas, bapt. Oct. 21, 1639.

5. Martha, bapt. Oct. 21, 1639; m. John Seaman, of Hemp-

stead.

6. Benjamin, bapt. Aug. 2, 1640; m. Anne, dau. of James

Hampton, of Southampton.



288 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

7. Nathaniel, bapt. July 3, 1642; m. Sarah, dau. of Robert

Jackson, of Hempstead. (See under Sarah Jackson

(4).)

8. Hannah, bapt. Dec. 29, 1644; m. (prob. Richard) Sy-

mons.

9. Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 31, 1647; ^- Simon Glover.

10. Jonathan, bapt. June 3, 1649; "^- Martha Herbert.

11. Mary, bapt. Dec. 15, 1650.

12. Sarah, m. Samuel Glover.

1636, July II, with wife admitted inhabitant of Salem, Mass.
1642, Dec. 22, admitted freeman of Mass.
165 1, removed with family to Southold, L. I.
1658-9, Deputy to New Haven General Court.
1673, named Magistrate by the Dutch, but refused to serve
under them.

1685, Magistrate. He was a shipbuilder and mariner.

(4) THOMAS MORE, son of Thomas (2) ; bapt. at Salem.
Oct. 21, 1639; d. at Southold, L. L, about 171 1 ; m. about 1662,
Mary (prob. dau. of John Herbert, bapt. at Salem, 29 March,
1640). Issue:

-)-i3. Thomas, b. 1663.

14. Nathaniel, m. prob. Patience, dau. of John Mayhew.

15. Samuel, b. about 1674; unm.

16. Martha, b. about 1675 ; m. John Peck.

17. Eliza.

18. John (prob.).

(13) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (4) ; b. Jan. 8,
1663; d. 30 Dec, 1738; m. 1695, J^^e, dau. of (prob.) John Mott,
of Hempstead or Mamaroneck; b. about 1677, d. Nov. 18, 1736.
Issue :

19. Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1696; m. Silvanus Davis.

20. Rachel, b. 1698.

21. Phebe, b. 1701 ; m. Alsop Paine.

22. Deborah, b. 1703.

+23. Thomas, b. 1706; d. 1767.
24. James, b. 1708.



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 289

25. Joshua, b. 8 Nov., 1710. .

26. David, b. 25 Nov., 1713 ; m. Hepsibah, dau. of Alexander

VVilmot.
2^. Samuel, b. 8 Feb., 1717; m. Rachel, dau. of Jas. Landon.

28. Henry, b. 17 Dec, 1719; m. (i) Temperance, dau. of

Henry Conkline; (2) Patience Youngs; (3) Mary.

29. John.

30. Lydia.

(23) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (13); b. at
Southold, L. I., 10 April, 1706; d. same place, 10 May, 1767; m.
30 Nov., 1732, Hannah, dau. of (prob. Jacob) Conkling, b. 1705,
d. 31 Dec, 1783. Issue:

+31. Thomas, b. 1733.

32. Luther, b. 1741 ; m. Mary, dau. of Samuel Hazard.

33. Calvin, b. 14 Feb., 1744; m. Margaret, dau. of John

King.

34. Hannah, m. Rev. John Storrs.

35. Mary, b. 28 Aug., 1747 ; m. Silvester Lester.

36. Dau., d. 1737.

37. Jonathan, d. 1754.

(31) THOMAS MOORE, son of Thomas (23); b. Oct.
6, 1733; d. Aug. 6, 1803; m. Sept. 17, 1755, Mary, dau. of Jere-
miah Vail. b. July 20, 1736; d. 20 Feb., 1806. Issue:

38. Thomas, b. 14 March, 1756-7 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of

Joseph Wickham.

39. Jonathan, b. May 15, 1759.

40. Benjamin, b. May 3, 1761 ; m. Matzey, dau. of Christo-

pher Tuthill.

41. Jane, b. Aug. 16, 1763; m. Rev. Joseph Hazard.

42. Hannah, b. Jan. 2, 1766; m. Samuel Billard.

43. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1770; ni. Elcazer Hutchinson.

44. Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1772; m. (i) James Bailey; (2)

David Fanning.

45. Luther, b. Dec. 24, 1774.

46. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 13, 1776.

-f47. Jeremiah, b. 6 March, 1779; d. 1837.



290 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

(47) JEREMIAH MOORE, youngest son of Thomas (31) ;
b. 6 March, 1779; d. 21 Jan., 1837; m. 26 Sept., 1807, JuHa, dau.
of Daniel Brush ; she b. July, 1782 ; d. 29 Aug., 1873. Issue :

-)-48. Charles Benjamin, b. Dec. 2, 1808.

49. Frances Maria, b. 28 Feb., 1810; m. Rev. Wm. Huntting.

50. Mary Adaline, b. 7 Dec, 1813.

51. Julia Brush, b. 19 Feb., 1816; d. Nov. 19, 1886.

52. Jeremiah, b. 5 May, 1820; d. 9 June, 1890; unm.

53. William Henry Helm.e, b. Feb. 13, 1824; m, 1862, Ade-

line Louise, dau. of Isaac Lewis.

1805 Capt. of Suffolk Co. Regt.
1812 Lieut. Col. of Suffolk Co. Regt.

(48) CHARLES B. MOORE, son of Jeremiah (47) ; b. 2
Dec, 1808; d. 10 Dec, 1893; m. 21 March, 1839, Frances Maria
Jones (V. 78), dau. of John H. Jones (IV. 27). Issue:

(See under Frances Maria Jones (V. 78).

Ancestry of Gardiner Jones (formerly Johnes), of the South-
ampton, L. I., family of that name.

(i) EDWARD JOHNES, in Charlestown, Mass., 163 1 ; m.,
1640, Anne, dau. of George Riggs. Settled in Southampton, L. L,
1650; d. 1659. Issue:

-|-2. Samuel.

3. Mary, b. 1641 ; m. John Trumbull, of Mass.

4. Elizabeth.

(2) SAMUEL JOHNES, son of Edward (i) ; d. 1693; m.
Sarah. Issue :

5. Phebe, m. Joshua Howell, of Southampton.
4-6. Samuel.

7. Ephriam.

(6) SAMUEL JOHNES, son of Samuel (2) ; b. 1672; d.
1760; m. Esther, dau. of Capt. Thos. Stevens. Issue:

8. Samuel.



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 291

9. Stephen.

+ 10. Obediah.

11. Timothy.

12. Mary,
-f 13. WilHam.

(10) OBEDIAH JOHNES, son of Samuel (6) ; b. 7 Feb.,
T715; d. 8 Dec, 1790; ni. first, 1741, Esther Fithian, b. 1720, d.
1759; m. 2d, Elizabeth Miller. Issue:

14. Edward, b. 1742.

15. David.

16. Thomas.

17. Mary, m., 1777, Capt. Jeremiah Rogers.
-f-i8. Gardiner.

And other children.

(18) GARDINER JOHNES, son of Obediah (10); b. 16
Feb., 1745. By Act of Legislature he changed the epelling of his
name to Gardiner Jones ; m. Sarah, dau. of Elbert Harring, and
a sister to Cornelia, who m. Samuel Jones (III. 8) "The Sena-
tor." Issue:

19. Nicholas.

20. Elizabeth.

21. Mary, m. Genl. Osborne.

22. Cornelia, m. Col. Melancton Smith, son of Hon. Melanc-

ton Smith, of Dutchess Co., and his wife Margaret,
dau. of Richbell Mott.

23. William G., m. Cornelia, dau. of Elbert Haring.
Other children.

(13) WILLIAM JOHNES, son of Samuel (6); lived in
Southampton, L. I., where he was a privateer, and in 1812 his
descendants removed to Central, N. Y. ; m. Mary . Issue:

24. Hannah, b. 1741.

25. Phebe.

26. Elias.

27. Paul.

28. Isabella, m. Wm. Floyd, "The Signer."



292 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

SMITH FAMILY

HON. MELANCTON SMITH was a son of Samuel Smith,
of Jamaica, L. I., where he was born, 1744. He removed to
Dutchess Co., and was one of the first proprietors of Plattsburg.
In 1775 he represented that county in the First Provincial Con-
gress, and Judge of Court of Common Pleas, 1780. He d. 29

July, 1798, in N. Y. City; m. (i) Sarah, d, 1770, dau. of

Smith, of N. J. ; m. 2d, 1771, Margaret, dau. of Richbell Mott,
of Cow Neck, L. I. Issue:

Richbell, b. 1780; d. 23 Oct., 1800.
Col. Melancton.
Sidney, capt. U. S. Army.
Phebe, m. John Bleecker.

COL. MELANCTON SMITH, son of Hon. Melancton; m.
first, Cornelia, dau. of Dr. Gardiner Johnes, M. D., of N. Y.
City ; m. 2d, Anna, dau. of David Green, of Dutchess Co. Issue :

a. Rear Admiral Melancton, m. Mary Jackson Jones (V. 40),

dau. of Thomas Jones (IV. 6).

b. Dau., m. Martin, of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

SKIDMORE FAMILY

GENL. JAMES H. SKIDMORE, of Great Neck, L. I., m.
1st, 17 Sept., 1826, Susannah Peters Hewlett, dau. of Whitehead
Hewlett, and Mary Allen ; no issue. M. 2d, 27 April, 1835, Mary
Ann Hewlett, b. 1812, d. 6 April, 1901, sister to his first wife.
Issue :

Susannah Hewlett, m. 6 Oct., 1859, John T. Willis.

Samuel Tredwell, m. 2 June, 1870, Rosa Messinger.

Mary Jane, m. 15 Oct., 1874, Fredk. K. Edwards.

Sarah Maria, m. 15 Oct., 1869, Daniel R. Porter.

Caroline.

George Whitehead, m. 17 Nov., 1870, Josephine Delatour.

Charles Peters.
James H.



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 293

WILLIS FAMILY

Ancestors and descendants of John Willis, who m. Sarah
Jones (III. 18), dau. of William Jones (II. 7),

(i) HENRY WILLIS, b. in Eng., 1628, came to Oyster
Bay, 1675 ; m. Mary Pease.

(2) WILLIAM WILLIS, son of Henry (i) ; b. in Eng.,
1663; d. at Westbury, L. I., May, 1736; m., 1687, Mary, dan.
of Edmund Titus (she b. 1665, d. 1747) and his wife Martha, dau.
of Wm. Washburne.

(3) JOHN WILLIS, son of William (2) ; b. 15 Feb., 1693;
d. 9 May. 1777: m. about 1713 Abigail, dau. of Richard Willets,
of Jericho, and his 2d wife, Abigail, dau. of Thos. Powell.

(4) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (3) ; b. 1726, d. 1813 ; m.
Margaret Cornell, dau. of Caleb and his wife, Elizabeth Hayner.

(5) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (4) ; b. 3 Jan., 1764; d.
26 March, 1833; m. Sarah Jones (III. 18), dau. of William Jones
(II. 7) ; she b. 15 Feb., 1758; d, 16 Sept., 1841. Issue:

+6. Samuel Jones, b. 20 Feb., 1796; m. Maria Miller.

7. William Townsend, b. i May, 1798; d. 28 Aug., 1864;
unm.
-f 8. John, b. 7 Oct., 1800 ; m. Phebe Cornell.

9. Phebe, b. 5 Nov., 1792; d. 17 May, 1863; unm.

10. Margaret, b. 6 July, 1794; d. 1858; m. Thomas Town-

send, prob. son of Richard. Issue :
Mary, b. 1833 ; d. 1835.

(6) SAMUEL JONES WILLIS, son of John (5) ; b. 20
Feb., 1796; d. 20 April, 1867; m. Anna Maria, b. 23 Nov., 1804;
d. 22 March, 188 1, dau. of Nicholas Miller, of Denmark, and his
wife, Sarah Clarke, dau. of George Terry, of Wales, and his wife,
Anna Maddox. Issue:

11. Sarah, b. 18 Feb., 1830; m. William J. Willis.
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294 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

12. Mary Townsend, b. 29 Aug., 1843; d. 5 July, 1874; m.

Isaac Smith.*

13. Virginia, b. 17 Aug., 1834; d. 21 Oct., 1879; unm.
4-14. John Townsend, b. 6 July, 1832.

(8) JOHN WILLIS, son of John (5) ; b. 7 Oct., 1800; d.
at Roslyn, L. I., 15 April, 1867; m. 1824, Phebe, dau. of Hewlett
Cornwell, of Port Washington, L. I., and his wife, Elizabeth
Willis. Issue :

+ 15, William Jones, b. 21 June, 1829.

16. Elizabeth, b. 24 July, 1825 ; d. 24 Aug., 1886 ; unm.

17. Sarah, b. 24 Dec, 1836.

18. John, b. I June, 1833; d. 31 Aug., 1838.

(15) WILLIAM JONES WILLIS, son of John (8) ; b. 21
June, 1829; m. 15 March, 1854, Sarah, b. 18 Feb., 1830, dau. of
Samuel Jones Willis (6). Issue:

19. Samuel Jones, b. 24 July, 1856.

20. William Townsend, b. 23 Feb., 1858.

(14) JOHN TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of Samuel Jones
(6); b. 23 July, 1832; d. 1904; m. Susannah, b. 29 July, 1836,
dau. of Genl. James H. Skidmore, of Gt. Neck, L. I., and his 2d
wife, Mary Ann, dau. of Whitehead Hewlett. Issue:

21. Caroline, b. i July, i860.

(3A) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of William (2) ; b. 30 June,
1704; d. 24 Dec, 1782; m. 2 Aug., 1728, Mary, dau. of John
Fry, of Jericho, L. I. Issue:

22. Mary, b. 173 1 ; m. Thomas Jackson.

+23. John, b. 1734, d. 1789; m., 1755, EHzabeth, dau. of Adam
Mott, and his wife, Phebe Willits.

24. Sarah, b. 1735, d. 1783 ; m. 5 of 3 mo., 1755, Adam Mott,

son of Adam Mott.

25. Amy, b. 1738; m. Stephen Mott, son of Adam.

26. Jane, b. 1741 ; m. James Parsons.

*Isaac Smith was son of Chas. H. and Lucretia. Issue, Spencer, b.
1874, d. 1878.



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 295

2y. Fry, m. Ann, dau, of Thos. Seaman, of Westbury.
And four other children.

(23) JOHN WILLIS, son of Samuel (3A) ; b. 8 Feb.,
1734; m., 1755, Elizabeth, dau. of Adam Mott; she b. 31 of 5
mo., 1733; d. 13 of 9 mo., 1783. Issue:

28. Adam, b. 13 of 7 mo., 1757; d. 9 of 3 mo., 1758.
-j-29. Samuel, b. 7 of 3 mo., 1759.

30. Phebe, b. 5 of 4 mo., 1761. (See N. Y. Gene. & Biog.

Rec. XVII., p. 220.)

(4A) WILLIAM WILLIS, son of John (3) ; b. 23 March,
1 72 1 (See "Ancestry of Adam and Anne Mott,'^ by Cornell, p.
281) ; m. Mary, b. 5 Dec, 1729, dau. of Ruemourn Townsend.
Issue :

31. Ruth, b. 7 Sept., 175 1 ; m. Samuel Hewlett.

32. Sarah, d. 8 May, 1787; unm.

33. Abigail, b. 18 Nov., 1755 ; m. Richard Townsend, son of

George.
-{-34. Townsend.

35. Mary.

36. Esther, b. 21 Sept., 1762; d. 2 June, 1800; m, Walter

Jones (in. 13).

(34) TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of William (4A) ; b. 23
June, 1757; m. March, 1783, Hannah Bowne, b. 17 Aug., 1762.
Issue :

37. Mary, b. 13 Dec, 1783; m. John J. Hewlett, son of

Townsend, of East Woods, L. I.

38. Sarah, m. William Simonson.
-I-39. Townsend, m. Mary Coles.

40. Hannah, d. unm.

41. Abigail, b. 15 Oct., 1792; d. i of 9 mo., 1866; m. first to

Samuel Jones (IV. 11); 2d to Robert Seaman.

42. Jacob, m. Phebe, dau. of Hewlett.

43. William, m. Letitia Downing.

(39) TOWNSEND WILLIS, son of Townsend (34) ; m.
Mary Coles. Issue:



296 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

44. Townsend, m. Mary, dau. of Jacob Jackson.

45. Ethelinda, m. Timothy Jackson.

46. Hannah, m. Whitson.

47. Esther, m. Thos. Jackson.

(29) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of John (23) ; b. in Syosset,
L. I., 7 of 3 mo., 1759; d. 1839; "i- Rachel, dau. of Thos. Pear-
sail and his wife, Ann Williams, a gr. dau. of Thos. Powell, of
Hempstead, L. I.

(48) HENRY WILLIS, son of Samuel (29) ; b. 1786, d.
1865 ; ni-j 1813, Phebe, dau. of Edmund Post.

(49) SAMUEL WILLIS, son of Henry (48) ; b. in Syos-
set, L. I., 17 Jan., 1815; d. 4 June, 1870; m. 5 Dec, 1865, Cath-
arine Post. Issue:

50. Mary, m. 7 June, 1888, Augustus Albertson.



RYSAM FAMILY

(i) CAPT. WILLIAM JOHNSON RYSAM, b. 1734, d.
in Sag Harbor, L. I., 1806. It is not known when he first came
to this country. His earliest identification here is found in the
records of the Fourth Church, of Portsmouth, N. H., where on
26 Dec, 1773, three of his daughters, viz., Mary, Nancy and
Phanny, were baptized by the Rev. Samuel Haven.

During the Rev. War he was in command of a privateer
named the "British Queen," and by report made his headquarters
at Norfolk, Va., where his two youngest daughters, Hanna Frippe,
and Sophia, were born. His first wife, the mother of his chil-
dren, was Ursula, dau. of Thomas Pierce, of Portsmouth, N. H.
On 8 Oct., 1777, Mrs. Rysam, then in Portsmouth, was permitted
"under a flag of truce" to go with her husband to Rhode Island,
and in the following year his name was included in an Act of
Legislature of N. H.. "as one who had left the State and joined
the enemy." In 1780 his property in Portsmouth was "sett oit"
or confiscated. (See N. H. State Papers, VIII., p. 703-850.)

He was a strong Tory, and at the burning of Norfolk, Va., by



THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND 297

the British in 1779, he, his wife and five daughters (the youngest.
Sophia, being then eight months old) were forced to leave. He
made his escape on his vessel, but was intercepted by the Ameri-
cans who, finding nothing contraband on board, allowed them
to depart.

He landed in Rhode Island, and soon after left for East Hamp-
ton, L. I., where he arrived in 1780, when by report his youngest
daughter, Sophia, was fifteen months old, and his eldest daugh-
ter, Mary, was fifteen years of age. It is supposed he crossed
L. I. Sound and landed on Lloyds Neck, where the British had
their headquarters under Col. Oliver De Lancey, and proceeded
overland to his destination. This seems evident from the fact
that during his journey there his wife died from exposure and
was buried in the "Old Cemetery" at Huntington, L. I. He mar-
ried in Easthampton, L. I., as his 2d wife "the widow Mulford,"
by whom he had no issue. He died there in 1806 leaving five
daughters who, as tradition says, "not being pleased with their
father's will, burned it up." Issue:

2. Mary, b. 1765; m. Col. Abraham Miller; no issue.

3. Nancy, m. first, Jabez Peck; issue, a daughter, Fanny

R., b. 1792, d. 12 April, 1849; m- Jonathan Gardiner,
of Eatons Neck, L. I. (his 2d wife), who had with
others a dau., Eliza Gardiner, b. 181 5, m. Charles H
Jones (IV. 34). She, Nancy (3), m. 2d, Archibald
Gracie, of N. Y., and had issue, Mar}', William and
Archibald.

4. Fanny, m. Edward Mulford.

5. Hannah, m. Cornelius Sleight

6. Sophia, b. 1778; m. Sayre.



NEVIUS FAMILY

(I) JOANNES NEVIUS, b. in Holland, 1627 (the name
being variously spelled Nevyus, Neafe, Neefus, etc.), came to
this country with his wife, Adriaentje Bleijck, whom he m. 18
Nov., 1653. (Vol. 5, p. 158, N. Y. Gene. & Biog. Rec.) She
was dau. of Swantje Jaus, wife of Cornelius Potter. She, Adri-
aentje, was probably a dau. by a first husband, Bleijck. He be-



298 THE JONES FAMILY OF LONG ISLAND

came Clerk of the Council in New Amsterdam, and d. in Brook-
lyn, L. L, 1672. (Wilson's Memo. Hist. N. Y., i, p. 319.)

(2) PIETER NEVIUS (OR PETRUS), son of Joannes
(i) ; bapt. 4 Feb., 1663; d. 29 April, 1740; settled in Flatlands,
L. I. ; m. 22 June, 1684, Janetje Roelifse Schenck, dau. of Roelof
Martense Schenck, and Neeltje Gerritse Van Couwenhoven, she
being then nineteen years of age. (Holland Soc. Year Book,
1898, p. 91.)

(3) MARTEN NEVIUS (OR MARTINUS), son of
Pieter (2), of Marlboro, Monmouth Co., N. J.; b. 1693, d. 1766;
m. 27 Aug., 1715, Willemptje Lucasse Van Voorhees.

(4) LUCAS NEVIUS, son of Martin (3), of Millstone,
N. J.; b. 1725; d. 18 Sept., 1783; m. 23 May, 1749, Mayche
Cornell, b. 20 Sept., 1729; d. i July, 1795. In the Haelingen
Church Records she was called Martha.

(5) WILLEMPE NEVIUS, dau. of Lucas (4); b. 25
Dec, 1756, in Harlingen, or Millstone, N. J. ; d. 9 May, 1837; m.
24 Nov., 1774, Cornelius Kershaw, b. 2 Sept., 1750; d. 1834, at
Harlingen, N. J. Issue:

George Kershaw, b. 4 Aug., 1776; m. Elsie Baird.
Margaret Kershaw, b. 7 Sept., 1778; d. 20 April, 1856; m.
17 Feb., 1798, Cornelius Van Cleef, of Poughkeepsie.



VAN CLEEF FAMILY

(i) JANS VAN CLEEF, b. 1628, settled in New Utrich,
L. I., 1659; m. before 1661, Enjelye Lowerens, dau. of Lowerens
Preterse. Issue: Catharine, bapt. 1681 ; Benjamin, bapt, 1683;
Joseph, Angelica, Isbrant, Nelke and Cornelius, whom. Femmetje



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