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From: Barbara de Mare <>
Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw,Hempstead and Hackensack
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:36:27 -0800 (PST)
Bob--could you please give me the the page number and tell me which Ryker book
this is from? Barbara
Barbara L. de Mare, Esq.
Attorney, historian, genealogist, grandmother
155 Polifly Road
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
(201) 567-9440 office
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Sent: Tue, February 1, 2011 4:57:17 PM
Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw, Hempstead and
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
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