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put a poor man upon it, but whether to any Advantage To me I cannot yet
tell. These two have been Survey 'd by M' Clowes of Jamaica, who under-
writes his draft }' y^ Church has a title to a 100"' Part of the whole town
of Hempsted. Besides this there is about 7 Miles distant a Smal Lott of
Meadow which I did Leave out but got nothing by it. But y^ Churches
Right to all these is hotly disputed (and I am often threatened with an
Ejectm'). First by the Heires of one Ogden from whom the purchase
was made in what Year I can't find for it is not in the Records [?] &
the Deeds are lost & all those that were concern 'd in the purchase are
Dead. Secondly by the Presbyterians who plead from their purchase hav-
ing been made before any Church was settled here and from their Minis-
ters having been Long in Possession of it that it belongs to them. And
Thirdly by the Makers who are a great Body of People here & Argue
that it belongs to the Town and ought to be hired out from time to time
as Major part of the freeholders can agree.

"As to the number of Inhabitants at first I can meet with no Informa-
tion. The oldest men here living [are] at a Loss in this Point. But it is
certain that it is much greater now for y^ whole parish is Settled very thick.
In the Year 1722 the then Governour order'd the number of People
throughout the Province to be given into him. The Constable of Hemp-
sted gave in 475 men 472 women 532 m. children 472 female Children.
The Constable of Oysterbay gave in 325 Men, 325 Women 331 m.
Children 268 female Children. Of Negroes and other Slaves and in
Hempsted 116 Men, 76 Women, 76 M. Children 51 female Children.
In Oysterbay 41 Men 27 Women 17 M. Children 26 female Children — in
all 3269. [It should be 3630.] Such was y® Number in my Parish at that
time & it is Supposed not to be much altered since.

"At the first coming of M'' Thomas I am Inform 'd there were not above
5 or 6 that Adhered to the Church & they brought their Religion from
England where they were born ; the rest were Independents or Presby-
terians and the most Quakers. Our Congregation in now very uncertain
being greater or Smaller according to the Weather. In Summer, we are
generally crowded entirely. Especially in the Afternoon, and also in Winter
when there is Snow Enough upon the Ground to carry their Slays, (a
very convenient and easy way of Traveling at such Seasons but they
are but rare at Other times. Our Church is generally full but
not Crowded. Most of the profess'd Members of y^ Church live at a
distance from it. The Body of the Presbyterians at least the much greater
part live here in the Town Spot.



1 89 1.] Extracts from the Early and Original Records. \'>\

"The Peoples manner of Living is Scatter'd up & down excepting that
there are a few very small Villages as in Hempsted township there are the
Villages of Hempsted Jerusalem Success and Hungy or Westbury and tn
Oysterbay there are Oysterbay Bethpage Norwilth & Wheatly. Those who
live in the Villages are y^ poorest of the People the more Substantial Farm-
ers finding it lor their Interest to live at a distance from Each other.
There are but two Churches in my Parish, one at Hempsted & a very
small one at Oj'ster Bay where our Congregation encreases, but is yet
very Small.

"The Quakers have two meeting houses one at the head of Cowneck
another at Bungy but they meet at many places in Barns or houses accord-
ing to the bigness of their Congregations. There is in the town Spot of
Hempstetl but one Presbyterian meeting house the only one in the parish
but they are so poor & few that it is with difficulty that they maintain
their Minister. We daily Expect that he will leave them. The Religions
in my Parish are a very few Presbyterians in Hempsted and rather fewer
Baptists, at Oysterbay more of the Church, More than both together of
the Quakers but most (if all of LaLUahuarians, who run from one Con-
gregation to another and hold to that Religion whose Preacher pleases
them best.

"As to the Extent of my Parish both the townships extend across the
Island about 16 Miles from North to South from East to West about 20
Miles from Corner to Corner ab' 30 Miles ; The Roads are good in good
Weather but yet Travelling very troublesome in the heat of Summer and
the Cold of \Vinter which are both extream, For great part of my parish
being a Plain of ab' 16 miles long without Shade or Shelter y^ Wind &
Sun have y*^ full Strength and sometimes in Winter the Snow is so deep
as to make Travelling impossible and So it has been for a great part of
this Winter.

"There is nothing more unconstant than Schools here Excepting those
from the Hon*"' Society. The Usual Custom is for a Set of Neighb"'^ to
Engage a Schoolmaster for one Year. Tis Seldom y' they keep y^ same
longer and often they are w^out for several Years. Y** only INIaster has
Stay'd long with his Employers is one Keeble upon a Neck of Land in
Oysterbay call'd Musketo Cove where he behaves very well & does good
Service : The common rule for Paym' for y" Masters is pr Subscription
£20. w"" diet or £30. without, But ]\P Gilderslieve has five Shillings pr
Quarter for each Scholer.

" The Church has no Donations the Minister and Schoolmaster no
Benefactions ; The library is only that from the Hon''''' Society. Negroes
are in number as above but are so dispersed that it is Impossible for me
to Instruct them & Scarce any of their Masters & Mistresses will, here
in the town Spot, M"" Clowes who ab' three quarters of a Year ago began
a Schoole Spent the Sunday Evenings in Catechising those Negroes which
w'* go to him during the Winter but in Summer he has no time the
Evenings being short and the Day being taken up with the Service in the
Church being twice Performed and then there went but a few to be in-
structed by him. I have one Negroe a Communicant & my own were
baptiz'd in their Infancy ; & they (being two) shall be carefully instructed
while I have them.

"Before I conclude I must Acquaint you with my reason for Sending
the Inclos'd Letters. At my first coming here Several of the Leading
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1-2 2 Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. rj^'y>

Men of the Town press'd me Earnestly to represent to the hon'''^ Society the
Incapacity and Negligence of M"^ Gilderslieve, not recommending any
one to Succeed him ; for they had no thought of M"" Clowes, then M"'
Thomas was among them who assured me that her Husband designed to
do so, if he had recover'd. I declar'd it as being a Stranger to M' Gilder-
slieve but they would not be put [off] till I consented to send their
memorial which is enclos'd having first given M' Gilderslieve a Copy of
it that he may know what he has to Answer to. You will find M' Clowes
recommended in it and thereupon has wrote me a letter which is also
enclosed. I sho'' be unfaithfull to the hon*"'^ Society if I did not Acquaint
you that I have heard some reports of AP Clowes reflecting upon his
Sobriety but his Conduct has been so fair and regular since his coming
here that I cannot upon the Severest Observation & Enquiry find any
reason to believe them at least if he has been faulty formerly I am Satis-
fied he is not so now. He is the Son of a very active friend to the
Missionarys & the Design of our Mission, M"' Sam" Clowes of Jamaica
whose Services Especially to the two parishes of Jamaica &: Hempsted
are upon Record. As to the matters of fact contained in the Letters, I
believe them to be true, and I know some of them to be so, and as Such
I submilt y™ to the Hon*"'* Society according to my promise to the Sub-
scribers. Since my last I have baptized Eight Adult persons & 24
Infants of which two were Negroe Slaves.

"Pray make my humble Duty acceptable to the Honble Society, And
be pleased to believe me to be, Rev''end S"^ Y° most Humble Serv'.

" Hempsted June 27"" 1728. Rob'^ Jenney. "



ARCHIBALD THOMSON AND JACOBA SCHUURMAN,
AND THEIR DESCENDANTS.



1)Y Richard Wynkoop, of Brooklyn.



(Continued from Vol. XXII., April, 1891, page 74.)

Children 0/ Rev. Edwards Marsh atid Hanftah G. Thompson (67).

188. Harriet N. ; b. Dec. 16, 1832, Hamilton, Can.; d. Nov. 14,
1850, Canton, 111. 189. Eunice A.; b. June 23, 1835, Barton, Can.
190. J. Edwards; b. Dec. 13, 1836 ; d. July 10, 1861 ; m. Feb. 20,
i860, Farmington, 111., Elizabeth I. Thomas. 191. Benjamin P. ; b.
Feb. 25, 1 84 1, Nunda, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 7, 1865, Galesburg, 111., Mary
Frances Ayres ; homeo. phys., Bloomington, 111. 192. Stephen M. ; b.
Apl. 10, 1843; m. Sept. 21, 1882, Alice M. Pease, Sioux City, Iowa ;
lawyer.

Children 0/ Samuel Hale and Jane Thompson (68).

193. George; b, Mch. 10, d. Mch. 12, 1834. 194. Mary Eunice;
b. Oct. 21, d. Nov. II, 1835. 195. La Rue Perrine ; b. Feb. 8, 1837;
d. June 2, 1S38. 196. La Rue Perrine; b. Oct. 28, 1838; farmer.
197. Philip Thompson ; b. Aug. 15, 1840 ; d. Aug. 31, i80i.- 198. Jane



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Electa ; b. Jan. 20, 1843 ; m. Sept. 20, 1867, to Enoch Heber Huntting,
a farmer ; Colfax, Wash.

Children 0/ Rev. Theo. J. Keep and Mary A. Thoynpson (69).

199. William John; b. June 3, 1842; m. Oberlin, May 22, 1866,
Fiances Sarah Henderson, b. Dec. 24, 1844 ; formerly of Troy, now of

Detroit. 200. Mary Jane; b. 28, 1844; d. Oct. 17, 1844.

201. Mary; b. Apl. 22, 1846; d. Feb. 14, 1848, 202. Julia P^liza ;
b. Oct. 28. 1847 ; d. Mch. 12, 1848. 203. Mary Elizabeth ; b. Jan.
22, 1849, Hartford, O.; m. June 18, 1872, to Geo. M. Clark, b. West-
minster, Vt., June 10, 1841; Chicago. 204. Fanny Maria; b. Nov. 22,
1856 ; m. Jan. i, 1885, to Normand Smith Pattan, b. July 10, 1852.

Children of John Thompson (70) and Anne E. Glover.

205. Philip George; b. Oct. 4, 1852; m. Dec. 25, 1885, Carrie
Munsell ; farmer in Dakota. 206. Sarah Caroline; b. June 9, 1854 ;
d. Apl. 15, 18S7. 207. Mary GloveIi ; b. July 9, 1856 ; m. Oct. i,
1888, to Chas. E. Lowrey ; Bowlder, Col.; a physician ; her husband a
teacher, 208. Gaylord Whitfield ; b. July 7, 1859 ; m. Aug. 23, 1888,
Emma Esther Rowe ; lawyer, Minneapolis. 209. John ; b. April 23,
1862; m. Nov. 23, 1887, Henrietta Law; druggist. 210. Eunice; b.
Oct. 8, 1866.

Children of Gaylord Thompson (71) and Elsie Voorhees.

211. David v.; b. June 20, 1846; m. Nov. 12, 1874, Romelia Pel-
ton ; farmer in Mich. 212. Philip Melancthon ; b. Jan. 30, 1S48 ;
m. Dec. 25, 1868, Flora Anne Stickney ; farmer at York, Medina Co.,
O. 213. Mary Eliza ; b. Dec. 15, 1849 ; m. Mch. 3, 1870, to Curtis
B. Abbott, a farmer at Medina. 214. Ella Maria ; b. Mch. 30, 1852 ;
m. Oct. 21, 1874, to Dwight M. Holcomb, a mechanic, in Michigan.

Children of George Thompson (72) and Susan McPherson.

215. Effleda Veronica; b. Montville, O., Nov. 12, 1854 ; d. Steu-
benville, June 10, 1882 ; m. July 15, 1880, to Rev. Wm. Fremont
Blackman, Cong. 216. Archibald Eugene ; b. Aug. 20, 1856; m. Gar-
retsville, ()., Dec. 14. 1886. Leonora Thayer. 217. Homer George ; b.
May 13, 1S59 ; ^- Littleton, Col., Aug. 26, 1887 ; m. Medina, O., Oct.
4, 1883, Sadie J. Bachtell ; a farmer in Col.; his widow and child with,
his parents. 218. Gaylord Harper; b. May 13, 1859; m. Denver,
Col., Oct. 4. 1885, Letitia May Beck, d. Mch.' 18, 1888 ; Secy. Soc. for
Pro. of Abused Children, Denver. 219. Fannie Eliza ; b. May 30, 1864J
teacher in Medina. 220. Edward Payson ; b. June 27, 1871.

Children of Homer B. Thompson and Eliza Thompson (73).

221. Ida Maria ; b. Hartford, O., June 13, 1849 \ n^- Aug. 10, 1870,
to Seymour Peck Hart, b. June 13, 1849 ; a piano dealer. 222. Mar-
garet E. ; b. Jan. 27, 1852 ; m. Oct. 13, 1874, to F. H. Van Ness, a
farmer. 223. Jessie Marsh ; b. Nov. 4, , a stenographer and



J ^4 Archibald Jhomson and Jacoba Schtmrman. [J"b'>

typewriter at Cleveland. 224. Mary Hannah ; b. Dec. 13, 1858 ; m.
Oct. 10, 1877, to Rensselaer J. McDowell, dealer in sashe>, blinds, etc.

Children of Aimer Harper and Eunice Thompson (74).

225. Anna Margaret ; b. Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1854 ; d. Port

Byron, Mch. 28, 1866. 226. Edward Thompson : b. Sept. 28, 1857,

Sabula, Iowa ; Cong. Min.; Prof. Theol. Sem., Chicago. 227. Geo.

Philip; b. Mch. 12, 1859; d- Feb. 19, 1865. 228. Robert Almer ;

Jan. 21, 1862, LeClaire, Iowa; teacher, near Chicago. 229. Eugene

OWARD ; b. July 7, 1867 ; student, Oberlin.

Children of Joseph B. Clark and Fannie i\f. Thompson (78).

230. Edith Margaret; b. May 29, 1868. 231. Carl Thompson;
b. Jan. 28, 1875.

SixTii Generation.

Children of Alonzo Handley and Frances M. Thompson (102).
232. Helen or Nellie. 233. Frances (" Frank"); married.

Child of Lyell T I\Jead (109) and JMargaret Freeinan.

234. Ida ; b. June 10, 1856 ; m. Portage City, Wis., June 10, 1878,
to Chas. Palmer.

Children of David G. Snorer and fulid'^A. Mead ~(iio).

235. Julia A.; b. Eagle, Wis., Aug. 19, 1850 ; d. Mch. 11, 1885 j
m. North Prairie, Nov. 4, 1879, ^^ Adelbert Bullock ; no children.
236. Charles L.; b. Aug. 7, 1855 ; m. Fort Atkinson, Wis., Nov. 10,
1882, Ida Damuth ; 2 children. 237. William L. ; b. Dec. 7, d. Dec.
15, 1869, Boscabel. 238, Nellie L, ; b. Aug. 13, 1870; d. ^ept. 29,
1873. 239. Jessie S. ; b. Palmyra, Wis., March 2^, 1S75



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Children of fa?)ies Ranous and Emma f. Mead (m).

240. Edward; b. Milwaukee, June, 1855. 241. George; b. Jones-
ville, Wis., May, 1857. 242. Lyell ; b. Fond du Lac, Sept., 1866 ; d.
Ft. Howard, Wis., Apl. 20, 1887.

Children of Wm. L. Mead (112) and Nellie Wilson.

243. La Rue; b. St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 28, 1879. 244. Gilbert;
b. Dec. 25, 1881.

Children of Henry Waltermire and Francis A. Mead (113).

245. Ida E. ; b. Troy, Wis., Jan. 20, 1862. 246. Carrie; b. Eagle,
Wis., Mch. 4, 1866. 247. Henry; b. Dec. 31, 1873.



iSpr.] Archibald Thomson and Jacoba Schuurman. 1^5

Children 0/ Daniel Vandenburg and Mary E. Mead (i 14).

248. William L. ; b. Troy, Nov. 12, 1864 ; m. Champion, Mich.,
Apl. 28, 1887, Emma Williams ; i child. 249. Frank T. ; b. Ft. Atkin-
son, Wis., Sept. 12, 1871 ; d. Apl. 10, 1872. 250. Mary E. ; b. Eagle,
Sept. 27, 1873. 251. Charles M. ; b. July 6, 1S79.

Children 0/ Henry Espersen and Caroline i\I. Mead (116).

252. Harry; b. La Crosse, June 21, 1871. 253. Frank ; b. Ft. At-
kinson, Aug. 16, 1875.

Children 0/ Archibald L. R. Van Ness (124) and Ella V. Gifford.

254. Edward ; d. aged 6. 255. Archibald O.; b. Jan. 17, 1871. ; d.
aged 3. 256. Walter A. ; b. Aug. 22, 1873.- 257. Le\vis H. ; b. Mch.
4, 1883.

Children 0/ Charles Sherwood ajid Christina Van A^ess (125).

258. John H. : b. Aug. 6, 1865. 259. Edward B. ; b. Mch. 25, 1870.
260. Walter B.; b. Oct. 8, 1872. 261. Frank L.'; b. Jan. 7, 1877.

Children 0/ Jasper Wilhelm and Elizabeth Van A^ess (128).

262. Thursia J. (Theresa.?) ; b. IMay 10, 1883. 263. GroverC; b.
July 17, 1885.

Children 0/ Robert Wallace and Caroli?ie B. Van Ness (129).

264. Robert Cleveland ; b. Nov. 19, 1882. 265. Boyd Van Ness;
b. June 22, 1884. 266. John T. ; b. Apl. 13, 18S6. 267. Geo. Fol-
SOM ; b. May 3, 1888.

Children of Theodore Bradford and Sarah A. Thompson (143)-
268. Celestia ("Lessie"). 269 and 270. Roy and Ralph, twins.

Children of George Brown and Francelia Thompson (i44)-
271. Harry. 272. Mabel, b. Apl., 1882.

Children of Edward W. Thojupson (145) and Ella Andrews.
273. Frederick. 274. Harold.

Children of Htnry Churchill and El lur a W. Sunder lin (147).
275. May; b. Sept. 8, 1868. 276. Alice Burr; b. Aug. 2, 1873.

Children of Pitt Hoard and Julia T. Thompson (149).

277. Charles R ; b. June 9, 1859. 278. George F. ; b. Mch. 17,
1865 ; d. Dec. 12, 1^87. 279. Lewis Normand (Norwood.?) ; b. Mch.,
d. Oct. 30, 1866. 280. Florence ; b. Oct. 14, 1868 ; d. Aug. 6, 1870.



1^5 Archibald Ihomsoti and Jacoba St.hmirma7i . [July.

281. Julia, b. July 20, d. July 24, 1875. 282. Julia Virginia; b.
Jan. 5, 18S3.

Children of Harinon E. Van Bur en and Harriet A, Thompson (152).
283. Harriet A. 284. Clare. 285. Samuel Thompson.

Child of Egbert S. Lane and Helen Thompson (153).
2S6. Ralph Thompson.

Children of /ohn Perrine Thotnpsofi (154) atid Fannie Briggs.
287. Jessie. 288. Max. 289. Harry.

Children of Afidrew f. Robertsofi and Martha H. Thompson (163).

290. George Cooke; b. June, 1882. 291. James Lenox; b. Oct.,
1884.

Child of George La Rue Thompson (164) and Rosa Field.

292. Henry La Rue.

Child of Daniel C Chase and Emma E. Fuller (169).

293. Lulu Belle ; b. Feb. 24, 1882.

Children offohnf. Sleigh tarn and Ai27ie E. Palmer (171).

294. William H. ; b. Aug. 26, 1857 ; m. Feb. 22, 1881, Minnie
Pease ; children : Sadie, Adell, Earl, and Fred. 295. Annie Louise ;
b. June 10, 1859. 296. Elmer Ellsworth ; b. Aug., 1861 ; d. Sept. 5,
1862. 297. Mary J. ; b. Dec. 11, 1862 ; m. Oct. 20, 1886, to Geo.
V. Kelsey ; child, Geo. Glen. 298. George Howard ; b. Oct. 20, 1864.
299. Edward A. ; b. Dec. 8, 1868. 300. Harriet Emma; b. Oct. 15,
1872.

Children of Edward Andrews and Sarah f. Palmer (172).

301. Henry Edward ; b. Oct. 29, 1863. 302. Edward Palmer ; b.
May 9, 1834. 303. Helen Grace ; b. Mch. 22, 1876.

Children of William Pye and Lucy Cook (181).
304. William. 305. Mabel. 306. Edith. 307. Charles.

.Child of f. Edwards Marsh (190) and Elizabeth /. Tho?nas.

308. Harriet Thompson; b. Nov. 8, i860; m. May 23, 1883,
Farmington, 111., to H. Elmer Stetson.

Children of Benjamin P. Marsh (191) and Mary F. Ayres.

309. Edward Ayres; b. Bloonnington, 111., June 10, 1870; d. Feb.
17, 1880. 310. Nathan Walworth; b. Feb. 27, 1872. 311. Belle
Cothren ; b. Sept. 5, 1873. 3^2. Cath. Childs ; b. Mch. 3, 1879.



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Child of Stephen M. Marsh (192) and Alice M. Pease.

313. Cassie May; b. Feb. 3, 1885,

Children of Enoch H. Huntting and Jane E. Hale (198).

314. Eliza Minnie ; b. July 14, 1868. 315. Harry Hale ; b. Nov.
4, 1 87 1. 316. Samuel Enoch ; b. Sept. 5, 1873. Z^7- Mabel Clara;
b, Nov. 18, 1878.

Children of Wm. J. Keep (199) and Frances S. Henderson.

318. Helen Elizabeth ; b. Troy, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1868. 319. Wm.
HENbERsoN ; b. Mch. 13, d. July 2, 1870. 320. Henry; b. July 19,
1873, 321. John; b. Jan. 25, d. Jan. 28, 1888, Detroit.

Children of Geo. M. Clark and Mary E. Keep (203).

322. Alice Keep ; b. April 11, 1873, Chicago. 323. Robert Keep ;
b. July I, 1879. 324- Geo. Houghton ; b. Aug. 7, 1880; d. April 21,
1881. 325. Margery ; b. June 26, d. Aug. 8, 1883.

Children of Normand S. Pattan and Fanny M. Keep (204).

326. Marion Keep ; b. Nov. 17, 1885. 327. Frances Caroline ; b.
Nov. 10, 1888.

Children of Philip G. Thompson (205) and Carrie Munsell.

328. Carrie Eliza ; b. Mch, 14, d. May 2, 1888. 329. Ernest E. ;
b. May 20, 1S89.

Child of Chas. E. Lowrey and Mary G. Thompson (207).

330. Anna ; b. July 18, 1889.

Child of Gaylord IF. Thompson (208) arid Emma Rowe.

331. Robert Rowe ; b. Aug. 24, 1889.

Child of John Thompson (209) and Henrietta Law.

332. Raymond John ; b. Apl. 5, 1889.

■ Children of David V. Thompson (211) and Romelia Pelton.

333. Elsie ; b. July, 1876. 334. Nelson ; b. Feb., 1878.

Children of Philip M. Thompson (212) and Flora A. Stickney.

335. Minnie S.; b. Nov, 17, 1870. 336. Luther H., b. Nov. 27,
1874.

Chddren of Curtis B. Abbott and Mary E. Thompson (213).

337. Gaylord T.; b. Nov. 24, 1870. 338. Arthur G. ; b. Aug. 24,
1872. 339. Carl B.; b. Feb. 7, 1875. 340. George F.; b. Aug. 23, 1877.



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Children of Dwight M. Holcomb and Ella M. Thompson (214).
341. Raymond; b. Aug., 1875. 342. Henry; b. INIarch 30, 1881.

Child of Rev. Wm. F. Blackman and Effleda V. Thonipso?t (215).

343. Eugene ; Cong. Min. at Cleveland, O.

Child of Archibald E. Thompson (216) and Leoiiora Thayer.

344. Eugene Archibald ; b. Dec. 28, 1887.

Child of Homer G. Thornpson (217) and Sadie J. Bachtell.

345. George Bachtell; b. Littleton, Col., May 26, 1880.

Children of Seymour P. Hart and Ida M. Thompson (221).

346. Harlan Homer; b. Nov. 23, 1871. 347. Helen Augusta;
b. May 5, 1875 ; d. Feb. 25, 1879. 34S. William Witter ; b. Nov. 4,
1885 ; d. Feb. 18, 1886.

Child of F. H. Van A^ess and Margaret E. Thonipson (222).

349. RuFUS Guy ; b. Dec. 7, 1875.

Children of Retis'selaer f. McDowell and Mary H. Thoinpson (224).

350. Ivan Esther; b. Dec. 26, 1879. 35^- ^'^^ Merace ; b. Dec.
27, 1882. 352. Rensselaer Homer; b. Jan. 11, 1885. 353. Freda
Margaret; b. Oct. 17, 1889.

THE THOMSONS OF ELIZABETHTOWN. N. J.

In 1664 Charles II. made to the Duke of York a grant of land from
the Connecticut River to Delaware Bay, and the latter sent Colonel
Richard Nicolls as Governor.

By deed of October 28, 1664, John Bayley, Daniel Denton, and Luke
Wasson became the owners of the land between the Raritan and
Passaic Rivers, extending inland twice its width. This land was con-
firmed to th^m and their associates, December i, 1664, by Governor
Nicolls. There were eighty associators Settlers arrived in 1664 and
the spring of 1665. The Duke sold his rights to Berkeley and Carteret,
who sent Philip Carteret as Governor.

It was agreed, among the parties in interest, to distribute the tract in
question into first lot rights, second lot rights, and third lot rights, of
which the second were equal to double the first, and the third were equal
to treble the first. Thirty-three persons had first lot rights, twenty-six
had second lot rights, and twenty-one had third lot rights.

Thomas, Moses, and Hur Tompson were among the eighty associates.
Aaron's name does not appear among them, but he was subsequently rec-
ognized as having proprietary rights. And John Thomson was admitted
among the associates in 1699 ; perhaps his youth had excluded him at an
earlier period. Thomas had two of the third lot rights ; Moses had one



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of the second lot rights ; and Hur had one of the third lot rights. Aaron
obtained a warrant of survey, September 12, 1676, for 120 acres, in ri^^ht
of his father Thomas, and sixty acres in his own right.

Among the settlers who took the oath of allegiance to Charles II.,
Feb. 19, 1665, were Thomas Timson and IMoses Tomson.

'Thomas Tomson had gone from New London, Conn., to Lynn. Mass.;
and thence, as one of thirty-five associates, to form ihe settlement of Maid-
stone, or East Hampton, Long Island, and thence to Elizabethtown. He
seems to have died between November 18, 1673, ^^^ September 12, 1676.

His wife was Mary . Their children were : ^ Moses, ^ Aarop,

"Hur, 5 Mary, who was married to John Hinds, one of the eighty asso-
ciates, and had a daughter who was married to Isaac Whitehead, Jr.,
as early as 1700. It seems that ^ John, above named, was also a son of
Thomas; and it is said that there was still another son, ' Timothy, who
married Sarah Sallee, and lived at Connecticut Farms.

Moses is said to have removed to New England, and Hur to have
settled at Westfield, N. J. Aaron lived first at Black Horse Tavern, and
removed thence to Bottle Hill, N. J., afterwards called Madison.

Third Generation.

* Joseph Thomson, son of Aaron, married Lydia , and removed

to a place now called Mendham. when their son Stephen was nineteen
years old (say 1739). The wife died March 24, 1749, and Joseph, July,
1749. They, with nearly all their children and three grandchildren, were
swept away with a prevailing epidemic, called lung fever.

Fourth Generation.

The childien of Joseph and Lydia were : 'Phebe ; b. Aug. 29, 1718 ;
d. Apl. 1749. '"Stephen; b. June 13, 1720; d. July, 1750; married.
" Hannah : b. Dec. 3, 1721 ; d. April, 1749. '= Mary ; h. Nov. 27, 1723 ;
d. "1799" (1749?)- ''Aaron; b. Dec. 7, 1725; d. Apl. 1749.
'"Daniel ; b. Dec. 7, 1727 ; d. Apl. 1749 ; probably m. and had a son
Daniel. '= Desire ; b. Nov. 4, 1731 ; d. July, 1777. '* Rachel ; b. Mch.
10, 1734 ; d. Apl. 1749. ''David ; b. Oct.' 4, 1737 ; d. Dec. 28, 1821 ;
m. ist, Rachel Bonnel, 2d, Aug. 11, 1766, Hannah Cary.

Fifth Generation.

'^ Jacob, son of Stephen above named, m, Hannah Beach, dau. of
Elisha. '9 Daniel, probably the son of the Daniel first above named, died
at Mendham, about 1S34. He and his sons were tanners and shoemakers.
There were four sons and three daughters. His wife was Penelope Carnes,
who died about 1820.

The children of David Thompson and Rachel Bonnel were : -"Joseph ;
b. June 20, 1759 ; d. May 6, 1791. =' Lydia ; b. July 29, — ; d. Mch.
I, 1793. "'Lois; b. Mch. 2, 1763; d.'july 30, 1808. =3 phebe ; b.
Dec. 29, 1764 ; d, Oct. 7, 1773.

The children of the same David Thompson, by his wife Hannah Cary,
were: '"Mary ; b. Oct. i, 1767. =5 Daniel ; b. June 28, 1769. =* Aaron ;
b. Mch. 3, 1 77 1. ^7 Rachel ; b. Feb. 8 {1773.?). ^'Stephen ; b. Jan. 16,



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