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From: "Neil and Joyce Conklin" <>
Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw,Hempstead and Hackensack
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:09:17 -0600
There is a Benson St. in West Haverstraw, what Benson's it is named after I
have no idea.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw, Hempstead
There are published DRC records for the church in Hackensack. The Allisons,
having come from the English settlement at Hempstead, LI, were probably
members of the English Church (Presbyterian) in New Hempstead.
Unfortunately, the first record book of that church has disappeared, either
due to fire, or being kept by a minister who moved on.
Land records for Haverstraw and New Hempstead may be in Goshen (Orange Co);
or at the County Clerk's Office, in New City, Rockland Co, after the split
from Orange Co in 1798 (?).
As far as Elizabeth Benson's mother, all I have is Riker's statement that
there were no children of Matthew Benson's m1. However, I also have an
approximate date range which suggests that she was b. of the first marriage.
I have seen no proof, either way.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 5:35 pm
Subject: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw, Hempstead and
> I'm wondering what source material there is for the period 1720- 1740
> in Hempstead, Haverstraw and Hackensack.
> I'm wanting to look for records of Matthew Benson, the cooper, in that
> area at that time. Has anyone ever found his will/estate disposition?
> I read he died in NY, but never see a date.
> I'm fairly certain Matthew had land in Hackensack.
> My problem is Elizabeth Benson, daughter of Matthew Benson marrying
> Joseph Allison in West Hempstead on 10 Mar 1742 (or 1743).
> I have her parents as Matthew Benson and Elizabeth Bussing. But pretty
> much every genealogy I find says they had no children. Which would be
> phenomenal, considering they married in 1716 and Matthew took a second
> wife 11 years later in 1727. Eleven years and no kids!? Well, I know
> it does happen.
> All I have for Elizabeth Benson is various genealogies, probably all
> quoting the same source (Riker possibly). But Riker's is hardly
> complete,or always accurate. Genealogies are great, but hardly a
> replacement for records.
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