> I'd be interested in some discussion of Staten Island surnames.
>The limited bit I'd be able to contribute would be on on a few early
>surnames: Staats, Van Dyke, etc.
You might be interested to know that according to "The Decker
Family" published in Genealogies of New Jersey Families, vol. 1,
there was a Charlotte Hicks who married Moses Blake Decker
in about 1841/2. The location is not named but this article deals
mostly with the SI lot.
Just as an aside, do you descend from the early MA Hicks? I
have them in my ancestry.
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