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226 West 58TH Street, New York.

Publication Committee :



Accessions to the Library, io6, 298,

307, 408
Addis Query, 304
Allen Query, 102
Authors, see Contributors

Biographical Sketches—

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, B.Sc,
London, B. A., LL.B., 210

Hurry, Edmund Abdy, M.A.,
LL.B., 209

Sherman, William Watts, 309

Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, 109
Book Notices—

A Brief History of Bishop Jacob
Mast and other Mast Pioneers,
403 ,

A Century of Achievement, the
History of the N. Y. Bible
Society for One Hundred Years,
305 , . ,

A Genealogical and Biographical
Record of the Pioneer, Thomas
Skidmore, 402
Ancestry of General Sir William
Fenwick Williams of Kars, and
incidentally a Maternal Line of
the present Marquis of Donegal,

104 , „

Archives of the General Conven-
tion, 106

Archives of the General Conven-
tion (of the P. E. Church in
U.S.A.), 103 ^

Archives of the General Conven-
tion (of the Protestant Episcopal
Church in U. S. A.), 305

Barney, Barney-Hosmer, 1634-

1635, 405 , ,

Beginnings of the Iron Industry
in Trenton, N. J., 1723-1750. 104
Benjamin West not a Quaker, 104
Branchiana, 406
Branch of Abingdon, 406
Beekman and Van Dyke Gene-
alogy, 407
Bulletin of the Newport (R. L),

Historical Society, 206
Burning of Harvard Hall, 1764;

and its Consequences, 207
Chancellor Robert R. Livingston
of New York and his Family,

Class History, 1909. Sheffield
Scientific School, Yale Univer-
sity, 104

Book Notices {coniinued)

Class of 1870, Yale College, 1870-

Colonial Families of the United
States of America, Vol. H, 103
Cornelius Jansen Clopper and his

Descendants, 403
Coxe and Connected Families, 103
Descendants of Jacob Hochstet-
ler, the Immigrant of 1736, 404
Enoch and Elizabeth Mason, their
Ancestry and Descendants, 405
Foreman-Farman-Forman Gene-
alogy, 105
Fort Louisburg:— Its Two Sieges

and Site To-day, 207
Genealogical and Family History
of the State of Connecticut, 103
Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye
and Tapp Families in America
with brief sketches referring to
the Families of Ingels, Jones,
Marshall and Smith, 407
Hampton History, 405
History and Genealogy ot the
Family of Hurd in the United
States, 307
History of the Class of 1911, Yale

College, 105
History of the Descendants ot

Peter Spicer, 403
History of St. George's Church
in the City of New York, 1752-
1811-1911, ic6 .

History of the New York Society
Library, with an introductory
chapter on libraries in Colonial
New York, 1698-1776, 105
Index of the Genealogical and
Historical Queries and Answers
from the New York Mail and
Express, Vol. I, 305
James Mott of Dutchess Co., N. v.,

and his Descendants, 207
John Foster: The Earliest Ameri-
can Engraver, and the First
Boston Printer, 103
Miscellaneous Notes, Pedigrees,
etc., rt.laang to persons of the
surname.of Bull, 305
Newmarket Notes (Prestatyn
Hundred, Flintshire), Part 1,

North Carolina Historical Society
Publications, Vol. X, No. i, 106

Index of Subjects.

Book Notices {continued')

Notts Occasional Papers, 104
Parker in America, 1630-I910, 406
Perkins Families in the United

States in 1790, 403
Quartermaster George Colton and
his Descendants, 1644-191 1, 306
Quindescennial Record of the
Class of 1895, Sheffield Scien-
tific School of Yale University,

Rodney's Diary and other Dela-
ware Records, 402
Roster of Saint Andrew's Society
of the State of New York with
Biographical Data. Part I, from
its organization to the end of
the American Revolution, 1756-
1783, 206
Ruggles Homesteads, 306
Sixteenth Annual Report, 191 1, of
the American Scenic and His-
toric Preservation Society, to
the Legislature of the State of
New York, 306
Sketches of the Forney Family,

Society of Mayflower Descendants

in the State of Illinois, 207
Some Emigrants to Virginia, 105
Somerset County Historical Quar-
terly, 206
The Ancestry and Descendants of
Gustavus Beall and Thomas
Hugh Beall, 305
The Ancestors and Descendants

of Rulef Schenck, 405
The Autobiography of Thomas

Collier Piatt, 306
The Baird Family Centennial, 402
The Benjamin Families from Col-
umbia County, N. Y., 105
The Earliest Cuylers in Holland

and America, 405
The Farmer Boy who became a
Bishop: The autobiography of
the Right Reverend Anson
Rogers Graves, S. T. D., LL.D.,
The Frost Genealogy, Descen-
dants of William Frost of Oyster
Bay, New York, showing con-
nections never before published
with the Wifithrop, Underbill,
Feke, Bowne and Wickes Fam-
ilies, 206
The Gravestone Records of Shafts-
bury, Bennington Co., Vt., 403
The Letters of Moore Furman,
Deputy Quartermaster-General
of New Jersey in the Revolution,

The Mayer Family, 105

Book Notices {continued')

The New Haven Colony Histori-
cal Society. Reports presented
at the Annual Meeting, Nov,
20, 191 1, 206
The Nottingham Graveyard
Guide, Historical, Descriptive,
Genealogical, with Appendices
on the Churchyards of Greasley
and Flawford, Notts, England,
and exhaustive lists of Sur-
names, 104
The Paynes of Hamilton, 404
The Van Dyke Family, 407
Who was the Mother of Frank-
lin's Son, 104
Ye Historic of ye Town of Green-
wich, Connecticut, 304
Brinkerhoff Query, 303

Church Records, see Records
Claessen Query, 303
Clues from English Archives Con-
tributory to American Gene-
alogy, 67
Congle Query, 102
Contributors — •

Bartlett, W. L., 113

Doty, Ethan Allen, 273,312,399

Greene, Richard Henry, 109,309

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, 201

Hutchinson, J. R., 67

Lea, J. Henry, 67

McCartney, Katharine Searle, 61

Orra Eugene Monnette, 388

Pine, John B., i

Robbins, William A., 73, 127, 211,

Savary, A. W., M. A., 115
Totten, John R., 36, 165, 249, 325
Vosburgh, Royden W., 287
Wright, Tobias A., 209
Cook Query, 303

Copy of Family Record of the Elias
Mulford and Elizabeth Gar-
diner Families and Descen-
dants, 61
Corrections, 303

Davis Query, 102

Dennis Query, 102

Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell

through his son John, 73, 127,

211, 373

Early New York Churches. An Of-
ficial Announcement, 201
Early New York Church Records, 287
Early Records of Salem, Washington
County, N. Y., 8

Fitz Randolph Query, 102

Index of Sxibjects.

"Frome" Van Buskirk. The Wan-
derings of a New York Family,

Genealogical Records —

Doughty Family, 273, 312
Hunt Family, 115
Pyne (Pine) Family, i
Ramsey Ancestry, 388
Thacher-Thatcher Family, 36, 165,

249. 325
Tre(a)dwell Family, 73, 127, 211,


Gilbert Query, 102

Greenfield Query, 102

Green Query, 304

Griffin, Walter Kenneth, B.Sc, Lon-
don, B. A., LL.B., Biographical
Sketch, 210

Hints for the Searching of Records,

Hurry, Edmund Abdy, M. A., LL.B.,
Biographical Sketch, 209

Illustrations, see also Portraits.
Davenport Coat-af-Arms, 189
Fac-simile copy of the original
subscription paper for building
the first church at Salem, N. Y.
This town was called New Perth
until after the War of the Revo-
lution, 8
Parish House of Upton Pyne, the
Tower of which was built by Sir
Herbert de Pyne about 1720, i
Symonds Coat-of-Arms, 293
Sandys (Sands) Coat-of-Arms, 289

James Pyne (Pine) of Hempstead,
Long Island, and some of his
Descendants, i

Jones Query, 304

Leavitt Query, 102
Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Hunt,

the Loyalist, his Ancestry and

Descendants, 115

Merritt Query, 304
Montgomery Query, 303

Officers, New York Genealogical and

Biographical Society, 108
Ogden Query, 102

Portraits —

Hurry, Edmund Abdy, 209
Sherman, William Watts, 309
Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, 109

Queries, 102, 303

Ramsey Ancestry of Ensign William

Ramsey, 388
Rapalje Query, 303
Records —

Baptisms of the Reformed Church
at Machackemeck (Deerpark),
12, 141, 225, 249
Early New York Church Records,

Family Record of the Elias Mum-
ford and Elizabeth Gardiner
Families and Descendants, 61
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed
Church at Machackemeck
(Deerpark), 12, 141, 225, 349
Registration of Pedigrees —

Allerton— William Isaac Walker,

Armstrong — William Clinton

Armstrong, 200
Broucard ( B r o k a w )— George

Tuttle Brokaw, 98
Coles— Hopper Striker Mott, 197
Davenport — William Isaac

Walker, 189
Dudley — Winchester Fitch, 94
Durant — William Durant, 289
Fauconnier — William Henry Fal-
coner, 89
Fitch— Winchester Fitch, 92
Gooking— John Reynolds Totten,

Gould— George Tuttle Brokaw, 98
Greenleaf — johnReynoldsTotten,

Hance— Carolyn Gilpin Rush, 90
Hoppe— Hopper Striker Mott,

King— George Austin Morrison,

Jr-. 295
Livingston — Henry Pierson Gib-
son, 91
Lockwood — W i 1 1 i a m Isaac

Walker, 191
Lyddall— J o s e p h i n e (Adams)

Perry, 194
Manning — Winchester Fitch, 93
Mott— Hopper Striker Mott, 198
Mumford— John Reynolds Totten,

Palmer— Ann Elizabeth (Martin)

Hoerner, 193
Perry— Alexander James Perry,

Plympton— Gilbert Motier Plymp-

ton, 89
Pryer (Pryoeur)— Charles Pryer,

Ruggles— Henry Stoddard Rug-

gles, 290
Sandys (Sands)— James Thomas
Sands, 293

Index of Subjects.

Registration of Pedigrees {continued)
Schuyler — Hopper Striker Mott,


Strycker — Hopper Striker Mott,

Symonds — Mary Louise (Dicker-
man) Woodin, 96

Thacher — Alexander JamesPerry,

Tattle — George Tuttle Brokaw, 97

Ufford (Uffoot)— J oh n Reynolds
Totten, 299

Vail — George Tuttle Brokaw, 99

Van Wyck — William Edward
Van Wyck, 100

Walker — William Isaac Walker,

Williams — John Jabez Williams,

Wilson — Horatio Nelson Spencer,

Woodward — Mary Nicoll (Wood-
ward) Putnam, 192
Richmond Query, 304

Ruff Query, 303

Seely Query, 102

Sherman, William Watts, Biographi-
cal Sketch, 309
Society Proceedings, loi, 202, 302
Swan Query, 102

Taylor Query, 303
Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy, 36, 165,

249. 325

The Doughty Family of Long Island,

The New York Genealogical and Bio-
graphical Society's Department
of Registration of Pedigrees,
89, 189, 289

Tileston Query, 102

Vail Query, 102
Vermilye Query, 303

Weatherbee, Edwin Henry, Biogra-
phical Sketch, 109
Wiggins Query, 102

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Genealogical and Biographical




January, 191 2


"published by the
226 West 58TH Street, New York.

Entered July 19. '879. as Second Class Matter. Post

Office at New York. N. Y., Act of Congress of March 3d, 1879.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

Publication Committee .







Illustrations. Parish Church of Upton Pyne, the Tower of which was built by Sir ,

Herbert de Pyne about 1270 Frontispiece

Fac-simile copy of the original subscription paper for building the
first church at Salem, N. Y. This town was called New Perth
until after the War of the Revolution Facing 8

1. James Pyne (Pine) of Hempstead, Long Island, and some of His

Descendants. By John B. Pine • i

2. Early Records of Salem, Washington County, N. Y. . . . 8

3. Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Machacke-

MECK (Deerpark). (Continued from Vol. XLII, page 392) ... 12

4 Thacher-Thatcher Genealogy. By John R. Totten. (Continued

fromVol. XLII, page 416) 36

5. Copy of Family Record of the Elias Mulford and Elizabeth

Gardiner Families and Descendants. Contributed by Katharine
Searle McCartney 61

6. Clues from English Archives Contributory to American Gene-

alogy. By J. Henry Lea and J. R. Hutchinson, (Continued from
VoL XLII, page 434) 67

7. Descendants of Edward Tre(a)dwell through his son John.

By WilUam A. Robbins. (Continued from Vol XLII, page 430) . . 73

8. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's De-

partment OF Registration of Pedigrees. (Continued from Vol.
XLII, page 446) 89

9. Society Proceedings loi

10. Queries.— Allen— -Congle— Davis — Dennis — Fitz Randolph — Gilbert—

Leavitt — Seely — Swan — Tileston —Vail —Wiggins— Greenfield— Har-
wood — Ogden 102

11. Book Notices 102

12. Accessions to the Library 106

13. Officers, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society . 108

notice.— The Publication Committee aims to admit into the Record only such new Genea-
logical, Biographical, and Historical matter as may be relied on for accuracy and authenticity, but
neither the Society nor its Committee is responsible for opinions or errors of contributors, whether
published under the name or without signature.

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Parish Church of Upton Pyne, the Tower of which was built by
5ir Herbert de Pyne about 1270.


^fnealogtcal Mb gtcgrajfljical Setflrl

Vol. XLIII. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1912. No. i.


By John B. Pine.

James Pyne who settled in Hempstead during the first half
of the seventeenth century appears to have been the first of the
name to make a permanent home in this country, though one
Thomas Pyne was admitted a freeman of the Colony of Massa-
chusetts Bay as early as 1635, and "Thomas Pines" fought in
the French and Indian Wars.

The name of James Pyne, or " Pine " as it was afterwards
spelled, is found in the Town Records of Stamford, Connecticut,
which was settled in the summer of 1641, by a " companie of
Wethersfield (Mass.) men," under a grant from the New Haven
Colony. He does not seem to have been of this "companie " but
to have followed them very soon, as he received an allotment
from the town of the usual house lot and wood lot, Dec. 7, 1641.
When he came to Massachusetts Bay, or by what vessel is not
known, nor is anything known definitely as to his ancestry, but
there has long been a tradition among his descendants that
he came from Devonshire, which, according to Sir William Pole,
who wrote in 1590, had been "the long contynewed Dwellinge
of the Family of Pyne." It seems very probable that he
was the James Pyne, son of William and Mary Pyne, who was
baptized in Woodbury, near Exeter, Devonshire, England,
on June 4, 1608, and who married Edith Williams in St. Mary
Magdalen, Taunton, an adjoining town in Somersetshire, in
Sept., 1630.* This James Pyne continued to live in Wood-
bury until 1640, when his mother Mary died, appointing him
as her executor. His father had died in 1636, leaving con-
siderable property, consisting mostly of horses, cattle and sheep,
from which it is to be inferred that he was a yeoman. After

* Records of the Court of the Peculiar of the Gustos and College of Vicars
Choral, Woodbury, Exeter.

4 Jatnes Pyne {Pine) of Hei7tpstcad, Long Island, [Jan.,

The will also distributes a large amount of land among the
testator's children, and considerable personal property, quaintly
suggestive of the peculiar value then attached to the "longest
gun or fowling piece," the " middle gun and the greatest iron
pot;" the "middle best iron pot and the biggest bell metal skillet,"
set forth in detail, which is almost equivalent to an inventory of
household effects. As he does not mention his wife, it must be
assumed that she died before him, but he refers to the following
children, viz.: — his eldest son John, and James, Nathaniel, Jona-
than, Samuel; also two younger sons, William and Benjamin;
also his daughters. Lea, Agnes, Sarah and Susan; his grand-
daughter Mary, the daughter of his son John, and his "cosen,
John Smith."

From the frequent occurrence of the family name in the
records of Hempstead and its vicinity, it is evident that de-
scendants of the original settler continued to live there for more
than a century and a half after his death, but his descendants
are now widely scattered. It is probable that a very large pro-
portion of those now in this country bearing the name of Pine,
owe their origin to James Pine of Hempstead, and through him
trace their ancestry to the Pynes of Devonshire, though the
Devonshire family is represented in this country through several
other lines.

The destruction of church records, especially those of West-
chester County, during the Revolution, has rendered it impossible
to connect the various branches of the family with any degree of
completeness, but some facts as to the earlier descendants of
James Pine may be stated with certainty.

John, the eldest son of James, in 1672, received a grant from
the town of a "home lott by his father's , . . and privileg
to keep half a dozen cattell in summer," and in 1686 he was
authorized to set up a grist mill. In 1700 he served as Lieutenant
in a company of infantry raised by Governor Bellemont, and in
1703 he was chosen one of the first church wardens, repre-
senting the Parish of Oyster Bay and Hempstead, subsequently
incorporated as St. George's Church, Hempstead.* He died in
the same year leaving considerable real estate, which he divided
between his sons Daniel and John. His widow, Abigail, and his
daughter Mary also survived him.f Daniel married Sarah Carle
and proved himself a good citizen by serving as a Commissioner
of Highways, and as a vestryman of St. George's, of which the
Rev. Samuel Seabury was rector. He is described in Jones'
History of Neiv York iti the Revolutionary War (vol. ii, p. 39),
as "a worthy loyal subject who during his life opposed the
Rebellion in all its stages." He died during the war, leaving
his farm to two of his nephews living at Fishkill, beyond the
British lines, in consequence of which the estate was seized by
the British and given to refugees.

* Hempstead Town Records, vol D, p. 114; i, 184; iii, 207,
t N. V. Historical Society Wills, vol. i, p. 374.

igi2.] and Some of His Descendants. 5

John married Grace Carman and in 1758 sold his grist-mill
(long known as " Persell's Mill") to Herman (or Hendrick)
Onderdonk, and moved with his family to Fishkill on the Hudson,
where they were among the first settlers, and where the Rev.
Mr. Seabury had but a short time previously established Trinity
Church. He evidently continued his occupation for by his will,
proved Nov. 27, 1781, he devised his grist-mill to his sons Silvanus
and Philip. To his oldest son, Joshua, he left his farm at Cow
Neck (now Sands Point), Long Island, and to his daughter
Abigail, wife of Nathan Bailey, personal property, mcludmg a
silver tankard and teaspoons.*

Joshua married Sarah de Milt of New York City, Jan. 26, 1751,
and lived in Hempstead until shortly before the outbreak of the
Revolution, when he removed to what is now the Bronx and
engaged successfully in the flour business. But on the beginning
of hostilities, he and his family were driven from their home by
the British, and he removed to Fishkill, after having been im-
prisoned for several months. During the war he owned a sloop
by means of which he conveyed supplies to the American Army.
His son John served as a Captain of Westchester County Guides
in the American Army with honor and courage (Bolton's Htstary
of Westchester County, vol. i, p. 25). In 1785, Joshua Pine joined
several other families in settling the town of Walton on the
Delaware River in Delaware County, where he was a leading
citizen and held various offices.f He died in 1802, leaving three
sons, Peter, Joshua and Daniel, and two daughters, Sarah and
Rachel. Of these, Joshua married Margaret Remsen, became
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and represented the county
in the Assembly in 1807. He is described as a man of more than
ordinary integrity and business ability.^ Silvanus, the son of

John of Fishkill, married Judith , and carried on his father's

business as a miller until 1799, when he died, leaving Martha,
Abigail, Thomas, Elizabeth and Nancy.§ Philip married Phebe
Howard of Dutchess County, Oct. 15, 1765.1 He was a Trustee
of Trinity Church, Fishkill, and was enrolled m the Second
Regiment of Dutchess County Militia in the Revolution. About
1790 he removed to Tompkins, Delaware County, where he died
in 181 8 leaving two sons, Daniel and Peter. The last named was
a member of the Assembly in 1820, 1824 and 1831, and a Presi-
dential Elector in 1828. He also left four daughters, Sarah
Underwood, Betsy Butler, Martha Brown and Phebe Youmans.l
James, the second son of the settler, was also a considerable
land owner, and his name appears frequently in the town records.

* N. Y. Histor. Society Wills and N. Y. Co. L, 33, p. 27.
t Jay Gould's History of Delaware County ; Munsell's History of Dela-
ware Co., p. 325; Barlow Family History, p. 205-8.
X Biograph. Record, Dela. Co., p. 263.
§ Dutchess Co. Wills, B, p. 187.

II Dutch Church Records, Fishkill; Rombout Ch. Records.
^ Marriage Bonds, vol, vii, p. 343; ix, p. 239.



6 Jajnes Pyne {Pine) of Hempstead, Long Island, [Jan.,

He was one of the building committee of St. George's Church in
1734-35, and joined in a petition for the incorporation of the
church.* He seems to have left no children.

Jonathan was one of the colony from Long Island which in
1690, settled in eastern New Jersey. He held local offices and
seems to have left a number of descendants, as many of the name
appear in subsequent New Jersey records.f

Samuel married Rachel Ellison and is mentioned as a land
owner in 1685 in Thompson's History of Long Island, vol. ii, p. 17,
and in the Genealogy of the Willis Family he is stated to have
died leaving no children (i?. & G. Record, vi, 103).

William married and had a son James, who married Ann
Bedell in St. George's Church on Nov. 23, 1753. Their children
were Richard, William, David and Elias. William also left three
daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, who married Joseph Hall, Jr.,
and his brother, and Sarah, who married Joshua Smith,J

The descendants of Nathaniel and Benjamin have not been
traced, but one of them appears to have had a son James who
married Mary Brush of Huntington§ on March 24, 1735; and had
a son James and two daughters, Mary and Esther. || This James
appears to have been the one who moved to New Rochelle in
1746 and purchased 156)4 acres of land on the Sheldrake River.l
He was in 1762, one of the petitioners for a charter for the
French Church, and subsequently was named as one of the
incorporators of Trinity Church.** He died about 1783, leaving
a will by which he devised his lands and mill at New Rochelle
to his grandson James. He also left bequests to his son Samuel,
living in King Street, Fairfield, to his daughters Elizabeth Willis
and Mary Bonnet; to Phoebe and Hannah, daughters of his son
John of Eastchester, and to Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of his
son Micah, and to James, the son of James, of Rye. ft The last
named died about 1757, leaving James, John, Benjamin and Smith.
His wife was Phoebe Willis, a sister of Richard Willis.

Many others of the name are mentioned in the records of
Queens, Westchester, Dutchess, Greene and Ulster Counties,
who are evidently descendants of James Pine of Hempstead, and
as to whose connection there can be no doubt, though it cannot
always be traced. Three brothers who are to be included among
these descendants, James, Samuel and William Pine, settled in

* Moore's History of St. George's Church, p. 48; New York Historical
Society Wills.

t New Jersey Archives, ist series xxiii, p. 80; Thorne Family, Biog.and

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