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RECORDS



OF THE



TOWNS OF



North and South Hempstead,



Long Island, N. Y.



Edited by Benjamin D. Hicks.



VOLUME VIII.



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF
NORTH HEMPSTEAD.



JAMAICA, N. Y. :

Long Island Farmer Print.

1904.



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These volumes are inscribed to the memory of Henry Onderdonk,
Jr. , to whose generous public spirit and patient research, our county
is more indebted than to any other person, for promoting a general
interest in the records of the past, and for transcribing and preserv-
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historian of our Island.



RECORDS

OF THE

TOWNS OF

North and South Hempstead,

LONG ISLAND.



LIBEE H.

(continued.)

To James P. Smith, Oscar B. Willis and John H. Tread-
well, Commissioners of Highways of North Hempstead.

Application is hereby made by the undersigned for a jury
to certify to the necessity and propriety of laying out a
road as hereinafter described, and as provided by an act
passed April 28th 1873. Chapter 315 Laws of 1873.

Application is hereby made for the laying out of a road
or highway leading from Glen Cove to Westbury, said road
to begin in front of Albert Thomas's Wheelwright shop,
and run thence south easterly in the arc of a circle as the
new road has lately been made, to a stake, thence running
about S 16£ E in a straight line until it intersects the

Page 281.

North line of the highwa}' leading from John Velsor's
blacksmith shop to Eoslyn, passing the late residence of
Samuel T. Taber. The above described road applied for,
passes through improved lands of Samuel Hicks and heirs



•1 BEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

of Stephen Wadding deceased, and is for the purpose of
straightening and shortening the present road.

Application is hereby made for the closing the old road,
on the laying out and acceptance of the new.

The jury are notified to meet on the premises opposite
tlu 1 residence of Samuel Hicks at Westbury, on June 25th
1874, at 3 P. M. The jury are requested to be drawn on
June 15th at the office of John D. Acker, Town Clerk, Ros-
lyn, at 3 P. M.

Westbury June 4th 1874. John D. Hicks

A correct copy of the original

entered the 14th day of September 1874.

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Westbury June 4th 1874.

John D. Acker, Town Clerk of North Hempstead, Queens
Co. New York. Application is hereby made by the under-
signed for a jury to certify to the necessity and propriety
of laying out a road as hereinafter described, as provided
by an Act passed April 28th 1873, Chap 315 Laws of 1873.

The undersigned hereby makes application for the laying
out of a road or highway leading from Glen Cove to West-
bury. Said road or highway to begin in front of Albert
Thomas' Wheelwright shop, and run thence South Easterly
in the arc of a circle as the new road has lately been made
to a stake. Thence running about S 16£ E in a straight
line until it intersects the north line of the highway lead-
ing from John Yelsors' blacksmith shop to Eoslyn, passing
the residence of the late Samuel T. Taber. The above
described road applied for, passes through the improved
lands of Samuel Hicks and heirs of Stephen Wadding.
deceased, and is for the purpose of straightening and
shortening the old road. Application is hereby made for
the closing the old road on the laying out and acceptance
of the new. The jury are notified to meet on the premises



HEMrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 5

opposite the residence of Samuel Hicks on June 25th 1874,
at 3 P. M.

John D. Hicks.

A correct copy of the original, entered

Sep't 14th 1874.

J. D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Page 282.

I John D. Acker, Town Clerk of the Town of North Hemp-
stead, in the County of Queens, do hereby certify that on
the 15th day of June 1874, at my office in said town, the
following names of twenty four persons were drawn by me
from a box containing the names of all such persons now
residents of said town, whose names are on the last list filed
in the town clerk's office of said town, of those selected and
returned as jurors pursuant to Article 2 Title 4 Chapter 7
part 3 of the Revised Statutes, they being freeholders of
said town, they not being of kin to any or either of the
persons through whose lands the within described road is
to pass, in the town of North Hempstead, and they them-
selves, not being interested in any of the lands through
which the said road is to pass, as follows:

Beginning in front of Albert Thomas' Wheelwright shop,
and running thence southeasterly in the arc of a circle (as
the new road has lately been made) to a stake, thence run-
ning about south 16^ E in a straight line until it intersects
the north line of the highway leading from John Yelsor's
blacksmith shop to Roslyn, passing the residence of the late
Samuel T. Taber.

The above described road applied for, passes through
the improved lands of Samuel Hicks, and the heirs of
Stephen Wadding (deceased), and is for the purpose of
straightening and shortening the old road.

The said twenty four names being so drawn by me to
make a jury to examine and certify as to the necessity and



6



HOrrSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.



propriety of straightening and shortening the above described
highway, to wit:



•7 '



John H. Kenyon

Oliver Titus
Wm M. Smith
D. A. Cornwall
Win H. Cornell
John A. King
Wm E. Haviland
Daniel Tilley
Alfred Bayles
John Jarvis
Singleton L. Mitchell



Titus B. Mott
John Mollenaux
Silas Shaw
Warren Willis
Latham J. Mitchell
Allen H. Baxter
Jas H. L'Hommedieu
Edmund Hvde
Samuel Doxsee
Wm A. Kissam
Edward Willets
Geo Hewlett, Jr.



Wm M. Hewlett

Said jury to meet at the residence of Samuel Hicks on
the 25th day of June 1874.

John D. Acker
Town Clerk
Boslyn June 15th 1874. Town of North Hempstead.

Compared with the original and entered
this 14th day of September 1874, by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.



Page 283.

Town of North Hempstead "^

Queens County ^ • '

To any Constable of the said town. The people of the
State of New York Command yon to summon the jurors
drawn by the town Clerk of the said town and County,
upon the application of John D. Hicks, to certify to the
necessity and propriety of laying out a certain highway
through the improved lands of Samuel Hicks and Stephen
Wadding (deceased), in said town, and whose names arc
contained in the schedule hereto annexed, to appear before



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 7

me, Francis Skillman, a Justice of the Peace of said town,
on the 25th day of June, instant, at 3 o'clock in the after-
noon, opposite the residence of Samuel Hicks at Westbur}^
in said town, to form a Jury, then and there to certify after
an examination of the route, as to the necessity or propriety
of laying out the highway referred to, and the said persons
are strictly required to attend accordingly, under a penalty
of five dollars for neglecting the same, pursuant to the
Statute in such cases provided.

Hereof fail not, and make due return to me of what you
shall do in the premises.

John H. Kenyon Titus B. Mott

Oliver Titus John Mollenaux

Wm M. Smith Silas Shaw

Daniel A. Cornwall Warren Willis

Wm H. Cornell Latham J. Mitchell

John A. King Allen H. Baxter

Wm K. Haviland Jas H. L'Hommedieu

Daniel Tilley Edmund Hyde

Alfred Baylis Samuel Doxsee

John Jarvis Wm A. Kissam

Singleton L. Mitchell Edward Willets

Wm H. Hewlett Geo Hewlett, Jr.

Witness my hand June 15th 1874.

Francis Skillman
Justice of the Peace.

The within named jjersons were duly summoned by me
as required by the annexed summons.

John E. Allen
June 19th 1874. Constable.

Compared with the original and entered
the 14th day of September 1874 by

John i). Acker
Town Clerk.



s hempstead town records.

Page 284.

Freeholders Certificate to accept, lay out and to close

highway.

County of Queens )
Town of Xorth Hempstead $

We the undersigned, being freeholders of the town of

North Hempstead in said County, and not interested in

the lands through which the highway hereinafter described

is proposed to be laid, nor of kin to the owners thereof,

having met on the day and date hereof at the dwelling

house of Samuel Hicks, in the said town, and having been

first duly sworn, and having personally examined the route

of the said proposed highway, and heard the reasons offered

for and against the acceptance and the laying out of a

highway pursuant to the application of John D. Hicks.

Commencing at the highway leading from Glen Cove to

Westbury, said road to begin in front of Albert Thomas'

wheelwright shop, and thence running in a Southeasterly

direction as the new road has been made to a stake, or to

the north line of the land owned by the heirs of Stephen

Wadding (deceased'.

Application is hereby made for the closing of the old
road, and the laying out, and of the acceptance of the new
road, and which highway will pass through the lands of
Samuel Hicks, do hereby certify to the Commissioners of
Highways of said town that we are of opinion that such high-
way is right and just, and we hereby sanction the same.

In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our
names the 25th day of June 1874.

John H. Kesyon Oliver Titus

Titus B. Mott Edward Willets

Daniel Tii.i.i.y Silas Shaw

Samuel Doxsee Wm A. Kissam

Daniel A. Cornwall John A. King
Wm H. Cornell Singleton L. Mjtchetl

Latham .J. Mitchell Wm Mitchell Smith
Geo. Hewlett.



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. D

Compared with the original and entered
the 14th day of September 1874, by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Page 285.

Order for Alteration of Road near Samuel Hicks' at
Westbury.

The undersigned, Commissioners of Highways of the
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, having
met at the dwelling house of Samuel Hicks in said town,
to decide upon the application of John D. Hicks, a resi-
dent of said town, and liable to be assessed for highway
labor therein, for the alteration of the road near the wheel-
wright shop of Albert Thomas. All the said Commis-
sioners having been duly notified to attend the meeting of
the Commissioners for the purpose of deliberating on the
subject of this order, do .hereby order that the line of the
said road be, and the same is hereby so altered. Beginning
on the Westerly side of the highway, a short distance
North Westerly from the wheelwright shop occupied by
Albert Thomas, at a post in the fence set on the division
line between the adjoining lands of Samuel Hicks and
Edward Willets, and running thence S 34° 32' E 123 20-100
feet, thence on the arc of a circle, whose chord bears S
27° 29' E 231 02-100 feet, and the versed sign of the chord
of half the Arc is 10 15-100 feet, thence S 16° 20' E
750 76-100 feet, thence S 37° 15' E 364 03-100 feet, to the
westerly side of the old highway near the house belonging
to the estate of Stephen Wadding, deceased, said altera-
tion to be the width of 3 Rods easterly from the line of the
above survey.

The old road closed. All that portion of the old road
lying easterly from the above survey excepting such parts
of it as may be taken up by the new road, lying between
the dwelling house of Samuel Hicks and the highway.



10 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of the old high-
way S 36° 20' W distant 178 20-100 feet, from the S. E.
corner of the dwelling house occupied by Samuel and Ben-
jamin D. Hicks, and also S 50° 35' W distant 151 53-100
feet from S. W. corner of said house, and also W 11° 14' W
112 91-100 feet, from the point of the termination of the
survey of the New highway hereby opened, and running
thence W 37° 15' W 40 30-100 feet, thence W 17° 16' W 153
feet, thence W 11° 31' W 352 feet, thence W 18° 55' W
290 20-100 feet, thence W 40° 34' W 539 feet, to the point
of place of beginning of the survey of the new highway
hereby opened. And it is further ordered that the new
highway hereby applied for be accepted and the discontin-
uance of the old road above described, be discontinued.

Page 286.

Dated Sep't 10th 1874.

James P. Smith ) Commissioners

Oscab B. Willis > of

John H. Treadwell ) Highways.

William E. Hawxhurst

Surveyor.

Compared Avith the original and entered
the 14th day of September 1874, by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

I certify that a copy of the above order was posted at the
Hotel of J. Givens on the 15th day of September 1874.

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.



Release of Damages by Samuel Hicks.

A highway having been laid out on the day of the date
hereof by the Commissioners of highways of the Town of
North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, State of New



HEMPSTEAD TOWN IiECORDS. 11

York, on the application of John D. Hicks through the
improved land of me Samuel Hicks, said application was
made to lay out a new road and discontinue the old one.
Which I, Samuel Hicks do give the land for the new road
by privilege of enclosing the old one. Said road beginning
at a post in the fence of the adjoining lands of Samuel
Hicks and Edward Willets, westerly from the wheelwright
shop occupied by Albert Thomas.

Now Know all men by these presents, that I Samuel
Hicks do hereby release all claims to damages by reason of
alteration of said highway.

Witness my hand this 10th day of 9th mo 1874.

Witness Samuel Hicks.

Kachel W. Hicks.

A true copy of the original on file in this office

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Page 287.

Survey of the old road (Closed) leading from Townsend
Levi's wheelwright shop, between the Friends Meeting
Houses to the Jericho Turnpike.

Application having been made for the alteration of high-
way near Friends Meeting House. Beginning on the east-
erly side of said road at its intersection with the southerly
line of the Jericho Turnpike, and running thence S 10° 50'
E 511 50-100 feet, thence S 9° 58' East 288 25-100 feet,
thence S 10° 46' E 157 41-100 feet, thence S 15° 32' E 56
10-100 feet, thence S 30° 50' E 54 45-100 feet, to the Northerly
line of the alteration of the Newbridge Road. Said road is
closed the width of three rods westerly of the above line of
survey, except such portion of it as is taken up by the
alteration of the Newbridge Road. The same is hereby

discontinued.

W. E. Hawxhurst

Surveyor.



12 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

Compared with the original and entered by

John D. Acker
Sep't 14th 1874. Town Clerk.



Release of Damages by Owners.

A highway having been laid out straightened and widen-
ed to the width of four rods, on the day and date hereof by
the Commissioners of Highways of the town of North
Hempstead, in the County of Queens, on the application of
Silas W. Albertson, Smith Williams and others, through
the lands ow 7 ned by ns. Commencing at a stake near
the fence east of the pond in front of Silas W. Albertson's
House, running in a Southerly direction to Mineola
at or near the Hempstead town line. Also upon the
application so made by Silas W. Albertson, Joshua
W. Powell and others, to la}* out and straighten the road
to the width of three rods, running in front of Charles C.
AVillis, John H. Willis, Joshua W. Powell and Samuel Wil-
lis. Commencing at the west line of the above described
road westerly to the road leading from Mineola to C<>w
Neck.

Now know all men by these presents, that we whose
names are set forth, for value received, do hereby release
all claims to damages, by reason of the laying out, straight-
ening and widening of said highway.

Witness our hands the 23d day of March 1874.

Tho's W. Albertson- George Allen-
Samuel Willis John H. Willis
David N. Titus, providing the west line
of the new road, comes in the old road opposite my house.

Compared with the original and entered by

John D. Acker
Sep't 14th 1874. Town Clerk.



hempstead town records. 13

Page 288.

Notice : — To the Commissioners of highways of the
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens.

The subscribers and residents of the said towD, and liable
to be assessed for highway labor therein, hereby apply to
said Commissioners of highways to lay out a road, Com-
mencing at the south side of the North Shore Turnpike
near the Hotel of John Ruland, thence running south through
the lauds of Chas T. Mitchell, Daniel Brinckerhoff, Adol-
phus and Augustus Doncourt, James P. Smith and estate
of Elbert Arthur, Benjamin P. Allen or wife, H. W. Piatt's
estate, H. P. Williams, A. J. Delatour and Robert Beatty's
estate, Piatt and Richard Wiggins, Win Ingraham and Mr.
Taft, to the Long Island R. R. At or near Hyde Park.

Dated February 25th 1873.

Charles T. Mitchell
A. & A. Doncourt
Robert A. Beatty
R. P. Wiggins
Platt Wiggins

Compared with original and entered this
25th day of September 1874 by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.



Freeholders Certificate to lay out road.

County of Queens )
Town of North Hempstead )

We the undersigned, being freeholders of the town of
North Hempstead, in said County and not interested in the
lands through which the highway hereinafter described is
proposed to be laid, nor of kin to the owners thereof, hav-
ing met on the. day and date thereof at Manhasset in the
said town, and having been first duly sworn and affirmed,



14 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

and having personally examined the route of the said pro-
posed highway, and heard the reasons offered for or against
tin 1 laving out of a highway pursuant to the application of
Charles T. Mitchell, Adolphus Doncourt and Anson Conk-
lin. Commencing at the North side of North Shore Turn-
pike, near the Hotel of John Ruland, and which highway
will pass through the enclosed lands of Charles T. Mitchell,
Daniel Briuckerhoff, Adolphus and Augustus Doncourt,
James P. Smith, and estate of Elbert Arthur, Benjamin
P. Allen or wife, H. W. Piatt's estate, H. R. Williams, A. J.
Delatour, and Robert Beatty's estate, Piatt and Richard
Wiggins, Win Ingraham, James H. Taft, to the Long Island
R. R., at or near Hyde Park, do hereby certify to the
Commissioners of Highways of said town, that we are of

Page 289.

opinion that such highway is necessary and proper.

In witness whereof we have hereto subscribed our names

the 8th day of March 1873.

D. R. Porter Samuel Willets

James R. Willets Chas W. Rogers
George Mackey Henry T. Willets

Isaac Sherwood Edward W. Mott
Chas H. Willets Patrick O'Leary
William Deane Robert A. Titus

Henry T. Hewlett Sidney Mott
Nicholas Luoueek Samuel L. Mitchell
Samuel Travers Fred Lipps

Subscribed and affirmed to before me
this 8th day of March 1873.

Jas L. Baxter

Justice of the Peace.

Compared with the original and entered this 25th day of
September 1S74, by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 15

Order for laying out a Highway.

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Highways of the
town of North Hempstead, in the County of Queens, at the
house of John Ruland in said town, on the 18th day of
March 1873. All the Commissioners being present and
deliberated on the subject matter of this order, upon the
application of Charles Mitchell, Adolplms Doncourt and
others, residents of said town, and liable to be assessed for
work on the highways therein, for the laying out of the
Highway hereafter to be described, and on the certificate of
twelve reputable freeholders of said town, convened and
duly sworn, after due public notice as required by the
statute, certifying that such highway is necessary and
proper, and notice in writing of at least three days having
been given in due form of law to the owners of the land
through which such highway is to run, that the undersigned
Commissioners would meet at this time and place to decide
upon the application aforesaid, and we having heard all
reasons offered for and against laying out such highway, it
is ordered, determined and certified that a public highway
shall be, and the same is hereby laid out pursuant to said
application, whereof survey has been made and is as follows,
to w r it : — Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of the
Flushing and North Hempstead Turnpike, adjoining land
of Charles T. Mitchell, said point and place of beginning
bearing south 10° 39' E from the southwesterly corner of
the store of the late Robert H. Titus (deceased), running
thence S 10° 39' E 1453 2-10 feet, through land of Charles

Page 290.

T. Mitchell to land of Daniel Brinckerhoff, thence S 50° 10'
W 286^ feet, along the division line between the lands of
said Mitchell and Brinckerhoff, thence S 31° 13' W 187 feet }
thence S 13° 25' W 278 feet, through land of said Brincker-
hoff*, to a point 25 feet westerly of the division line between
the said lands of said Mitchell and Brinckerhoff, thence S
36° 23' E 1311 feet, to a point 31 feet westerly of said



16 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

division line between Mitchell and Brinckerhoff, thence S
24° 13' E 388f feet, to a point about 3 rods westerly of the
division line between said Mitchell and Brinckerhoff, thence
S 28° E 1012£ feet, thence S 6° 53' E 863^ feet to land of
Augustus and Adolphus Doncourt, taking on the two last
courses the whole width of road from land of said Chas T.
Mitchell, thence S 2° 18' W 1662 feet, through land of said
Doncourt to land of James P. Smith, thence S 1L° 08' W
2853 feet, running parallel with and about 24J feet westerly
of the division line between the lands of James P. Smith
and Mrs. Arthur, to a point in range with said division line
when it turns to the east, thence along said division line S
41" 29' E 1280 feet, to a point in the land of said Jas P.
Smith, south of the highway which runs east and west by
the dwelling house of said J. P. Smith, thence S. 2£° E 2345
feet, across land of said J. P. Smith and of Benjamin P.
Allen, thence S 5° W 1088| feet, through land of said Ben-
jamin P. Allen, to a point in the division line between said
Benjamin P. Allen and the estate of Robert Beatty, thence
S 7f° E 88121 feet, through lands of said Beatty, Wiggins
and Taft to the Northerly line of the Jericho Turnpike, and
the last given course runs by the easterly line and side of
the land of "Wm Ingraham, the foregoing described line is
to be the Westerly line of the highway, and to be of the
width of fifty feet from the beginning to the road between
the estate of Robert Beatty (deceased), and the land of Piatt
and Richard Wiggins, the balance to turnpike 4 Rods wide.
Witness our hands this 1st day of September 1874.

James P. Smith } Commissioners of

Oscae B. Willis / Highways, Town of
John H. Treadwell ) North Hempstead.

Compared with the original and entered the 25th day of
September, 1874, by

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing order was



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 17

posted by me, according to the statute, at the Hotel of G.
Givens in the town of North Hempstead, being the place
where the last town meeting was held, on the 25th day of
September 1874.

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Page 291.

Application to Commissioners to lay out road.

To the Commissioners of Highways of the Town of
North Hempstead.
Sirs : —

The undersigned, respectfully apply to have a road laid
out from the Lakeville road or highway leading to the New
Hyde Park Station of the Long Island Rail Road, through
the lands of Geo H. Kelsey, Elliott F. Shepard, James Van
Nostrand, Edward Lawrence, George Lawrence and George
Rhodes, to the Little Neck road or highway leading to the
Hinsdale Station of the Long Island Central Rail Road,
upon the line fifty feet (50 ft) in width, already surveyed
by S. L. Mitchell, and staked out by him in May 1873, or a
Modification thereof.

May 1873. Elliot F. Shepard

James Van Nostrand
Edwin Laurence
George Laurence

A true copy of the original on file in this office.

Entered Oct. 27 1874.

John D. Acker
Town Clerk.

Application to the County Court to appoint Commis-
sioners to assess damage.

To the County Court of Queens County.

Whereas, we the Commissioners of Highways of the
town of North Hempstead in said County, by an order
dated June 2d 1873, have laid out a public highway in said



18 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS.

town. Beginning on the westerly side of the highway
leading from Hyde Park to Lakeyille, south of the dwelling
house occupied by George H. Kersey, running in a westerly
direction through the lands of George H. Kelsey, Charlotte
K. Kelsey and Charlotte C. Kelsey. Now, therefore we
the said Commissioners of highways do hereby apply for
the appointment of Commissioners to assess damages occa-
sioned by the laying out of said highway, pursuant to the



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