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Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw,Hempstead and Hackensack
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:28:59 +0000 (GMT)
This was from Riker's "History of Harlem, " First edition. I'm not sure whether the second (and expanded) edition has only the same information. The New City Library has both editions.
----- Original Message -----
From: Barbara de Mare
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: [NYROCKLA] Source material for 1715-1740 Haverstraw, Hempstead and Hackensack
> 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
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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.
> Bob Protzmann
> ----- 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
> > 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,
> > 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
> > complete,or always accurate. Genealogies are great, but hardly
> > replacement for
> > records.
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
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