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Geogr. Record, xxii.

X Hempstead Town Records, iii, 79, 340. Will of James Pine {vide ante^.

§ N. Y. Histor, Soc. Wills, v. 130.

II Records of First Church of Huntington.

"ii Westchester Co. Deeds, G, p. 385; L, 129, 249.
** Bolton's History of Westchester Co., i, p. 652.
It New York County Wills, Lib, 36, p. 57.



19 1 2.] and So?ne of His Descendants. 7

Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Beekman, respectively. James Pine
was born in 1768, and married (i) Margaret, daughter of Major
Henry Schenck and Hannah Brett of Fishkill, and had children,
William, Catherine, Robert Brett, Edward and Harriet, all of
whom were baptized in Fishkill, as shown by the church records;
and Maria and Margaret, who were baptized in Kingston, as
shown by like records. On the death of his first wife he married
(about iSii) Olive Walker, born Nov. 26, 1789; died 1876; by
whom he had four children, George Washington, Laura, James
and Ann Eliza. He died April 29, 1822. Samuel Pine who
settled in Poughkeepsie, was born in 1775, and married Susan
Storms. He died in 1842, leaving two sons, Perlee and Henry.
The latter married his cousin Harriet, the daughter of James
Pine, last mentioned. The third brother William appears to
have served as a Captain in Col. Field's Dutchess County Regi-
ment, in the Revolution, and to have died about 1823.*

Besides those mentioned, several of the name served in the
army during the Revolution. James and Benjamin Pine were
captains, and William Pine a sergeant in the Hempstead Com-
pany of Queens County Militia, of which David and Richard Pine
were also members. (A^. Y. Documentary History, iv, 137). John
Pine was enrolled in the Second Regiment of Westchester County,
and Samuel Pine in the Third Regiment of the same county.
Another John Pine was enrolled in the Fifth Dutchess County
Regiment, and Philip and Robert Pine were enrolled in the
Second Regiment of same county. (A^. Y. in the Revolution^ and
New York Archives, N. Y. Revolutionary Rolls, i, 147).

Another and apparently different family of the same name
lived at Pine's Ferry, Westchester County, during the Revolution.
Stephen Pine was a loyalist, and it was at the bridge across the
Croton River, which succeeded the ferry, and which was known
as " Pine's Bridge," that Andre parted from his guide. Smith, on
his way to New York shortly before his capture. The estate of
Stephen Pine was forfeited and in 1783, he went to New Bruns-
wick, and settled near the River St. John, where he died in 1786,
leaving three sons, Henry, Alpheus and Stephen. f

Another Pine of Tory tendencies was Samuel of Massa-
chusetts, who is described as "one of the eighteen country
gentlemen who were driven from their habitations to Boston,
and an addresser of General Gage on his departure in 1775."

The foregoing notes, however fragmentary, will at least
preserve the name of one of the early settlers of Long Island,
and render considerable material which has not heretofore been
printed, accessible to some future descendant who may have
the benefit of records as yet undiscovered and the disposition to
pursue the writer's investigations.

* Records of Fishkill and Kingston; Tombstone Inscriptions; Family
Records; New York in the Revolution ; Dutchess Co. Records.

t New York in the Revolution, Supplement 271.



Early Records of Salcjn, Washington County, N. V.



[Jan.,



EARLY RECORDS OF SALEM, WASHINGTON
COUNTY, N. Y.



Through the courtesy of Miss Harriet M. Williams of Salem,
Washington County, N. Y., the Record is enabled to publish
the following original lists of the very earliest settlers of that
town. The fac-simile of the subscription list for building the
first church* in that region is dated 1769, and is probably the
earliest original document pertaining to the settlement of the
town in existence. The assessment roll, dated 1794, containing
the names of every holder of real or personal property in the
town is valuable genealogically, as many of these people
emigrated direct from the old country. The originals are in
possession of Miss Williams, having been recently discovered
among the papers of her great-grandfather. Gen. John Williams,
and were generously loaned for publication in this magazine.

James Turner, Hamilton McCollister and Joshua Conkey were
the first settlers of Salem. They came from Pelham, Mass.,
about 1764, but not until 1765-7 was there any considerable
settlement of the town; so that the 1769 list was made up of
those who had but recently arrived.

The assessment roll, dated twenty-five j^ears later, containing
the names of about 350 taxpayers, indicates rapid settlement of
the town simultaneously by two colonies: one from New England
and the other from the North of Ireland.

The records are rendered more valuable from the fact that
these early settlers, while possessing marked intelligence and
culture, were very careless about preserving vital statistics. No
records of births, baptisms, marriages or deaths were kept by
the churches; at least the writer has been unable to discover
any such records covering the first hundred years of the
churches' existence there, tobias a. wright.



"Assessment Roll of all the real and Personal Estate of the Freeholders
and inhabitants of the Town of Salenri in the County of Washington, taken and
made out this 24th May, 1794.



PFRSON'SNAME ^^^^ PERSONAL

PERSONS NAME ESTATE ESTATE

£ i: S. d.

Alex. I. Turner 84 18 160

James McCrea 6

David Thomas 500 41 13

Richard Hamilton 50 36

John Bolton 50 16 15



.jT.-r>c iu'o».'Ai«u REAL PERSONAL

PERSON S r»AME ESTATE ESTATE

£ i: s. dT

James Rowan 333 41 5

Seth Cooley 10 2

Thos. Armstrong 47 26 16

John Batty 200 31 4

Duncan McNaughton 100 19 3



* See Dr. Fitch's " History of Old White Church, Salem," A'^, Y. Gen. attd
Blog. Record, vol. xxxiv, pp. 158, 235.









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