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New York Family Bible Records
1581-1917

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Genealogical Records;
Manuscript Entries of Births, Deaths and Marriages,
Taken from Family Bibles 1581 - 1917

Index

Records of Peter Bedlow and Mary Nazereth
Records of John Beekman and Mary Elizabeth Goad Bedlow
Records of William Corwin and Leah Johnson
Records of Jacob Frost
Records of Samuel Jones and Cornelia Haring
Records of Francis Lewis and Elizabeth Ludlow
Records of William Townsend and Margaret, his wife
Records of Daniel Y. Townsend and Sarah Titus
Records of the Townsend family and their slaves



Name: Peter Bedlow (Married, 1713.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; London, Thomas Baskett, 1759.
Contains the records of Peter Bedlow and Mary Nazereth his wife with their descendants. Inherited by their great-great-grandson, the late William Bedlow Beekman, Esq., and is now owned by Mrs. Beekman.

Name: Mary Nazereth; Peter Bedlow
Comment: April the 25th 1713 Daughter of Eleoner & William Nazereth, was married by the Reverend Mr. Freeman on Long Island.



Name: John Beekman (1765-1843.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; lacking title, date not known.
Contains the records of John Beekman and Mary Elizabeth Goad Bedlow, his wife, with their descendants. The later entries giving the descent to the present day have been omitted at the request of the family. The Bible is now in possession of Mrs. William Bedlow Beekman of New York, whose husband was a descendant of John Beekman.

Name: Wm
Comment: 1805 Oct. 24th on Thursday morning at the Wallabout (Long Island), died our eldest son aged 11 years 8 months & 23 days, after a severe illness of three days & was interred in the new burying ground of the dutch church.



Name: William Corwin (1764-1800.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; New York, Hodge and Campbell, 1792.
This Bible contains the records of William Corwin and Leah Johnson, his wife, of Southold, Long Island, and their descendants, the Wrights and Ostranders. It now belongs to Miss Mary Ostrander of New York City, great-great-granddaughter of the original owner.

Name: James Corwin
Comment: My father was Born on longisland, southhold 1741 and departed this life November Ninth one Thousand Seven hundred and Ninty one, aged fifty years two months & Seventeen days and was Buried at goshen Near the Wallikill.

Name: Mahetable Corwin
Comment: My mother, Daughter of William Horton was born at Southhold, longisland, September the 29th, 1743.

Name: William Corwin
Comment: was Born at Southhold, longisland, March the 19th 1764 in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty-fore.

Name: Leah Corwin
Comment: daughter of Harman johnson was Born in New jersey Near midletown on the 11th day of may in the year of our Lord 1767.

Name: Elizabeth Corwin
Comment: was Born in New York the 28th of December 1794 on a Sunday morning between ten & eleven o'Clock.

Name: Sarah Ann Corwin
Comment: was Born in New York May the 11th, 1790 on a wednesday evening between ten & eleven o'clock.

Name: Phebe Johnson
Comment: my mother, was Borne in the year of our Lord one thousen Seven hundred and fifty (1750) on the 22nd day of febuary.

Name: William Johnson
Comment: My Brother, was Borne in the year of our Lord one Thousen Seven hundred Sixty-five. 1765

Name: Sarah Johnson
Comment: My sister, was Born in october the 27 on Sunday in the morning in the year 1771.

Name: Harman Johnson
Comment: My brother, was Born in May the 25 on wensday in the moring in the year 1775.

Name: William Johnson
Comment: My brother, Born in may the 2 tusday in the morning in the year 1780.

Name: Phebe Johnson
Comment: My sister, was Born in August 8th on Fryday in the after noon in the year 1783.

Name: Sarah Johnson
Comment: My sister, was Born in october the 27 on Sunday in the morning in the year 1771.

Name: Harman Johnson
Comment: My brother, was Born in May the 25 on wensday in the moring in the year 1775.

Name: William Johnson
Comment: My brother, Born in may the 2 tusday in the morning in the year 1780.

Name: Phebe Johnson
Comment: My sister, was Born in August 8th on Fryday in the after noon in the year 1783.

Name: Gershem Johnson
Comment: My brother Born in the year 1786 on monday att 9 a'clook in the morning the 19 day of June.

Name: Elizebeth Johnson
Comment: My sister Born in Februry the 14

Name: Hannah Johnson
Comment: My sister was born August 3rd 1793 on Friday.

Name: John Wright, Junr.
Comment: Was Born December 3rd, 1790.

Name: Elizabeth Corwin
Comment: was Born December 28th 1794.

Name: John Wright, Junr.; Elizabeth Corwin
Comment: was married on Monday evening July 13th 1812.

Name: Sarah Ann Wright
Comment: was Born 17th of January 1814 on Monday morning at 8 O'clock.

Name: John Wright
Comment: was Born 12th December 1815 on Tuesday Night at 1/2 past eleven O'Clock.

Name: Elizabeth Wright
Comment: Died on Monday Evening October 25th 1819 aged 24 years, 9 months and 28 days. Was buried in Wall Street Church vault--27.

Name: John Wright
Comment: dies on Monday morning January 19th 1817 aged 2 Years, 1 month and 5 days. Was buried in Wall Street Church Vault No. 15.

Name: Phebe Johnson
Comment: My mother, Departed this Life Sept the 4th, 1806 aged 56 years, 6 months & 13 days.

Name: Harman Johnson
Comment: My father Departed this life october 4th 1815 aged Seventy one years.

Name: William Corwin
Comment: My Husband, Departed this life February the 25th 1800 aged 35 years 11 months and Six days.

Name: Elizabeth Wright
Comment: My daughter, Departed this life monday evening, october 25th, 1819. Aged 24 years, 9 months and 28 days.

Name: Sarah Ann Wright; Ferdinand William
Comment: born 17th of January 1814 married Ostrander October 1st 1833.

Name: John Wright
Comment: My grand Son Departed this Life on monday morning, January 19th 1817 aged 2 years 1 month and 5 days.

Name: Harman Johnson
Comment: My brother, Departed this Life on Sunday night Septer 18th, 1834.

Name: Sarah A Ostrander
Comment: Born Jan. 17th 1814 Died Feb. 24th 1890 about 7 A. M.



Name: Jacob Frost (1752-1837.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; New York, Duyckinck, Collins & Co., 1815.
Contains the records of Jacob Frost. It has descended to his great-great-great-niece, Mrs. W. R. Caminoni, of Oyster Bay, Long Island, the present owner.

Name: Jacob Frost
Comment: The Property of Jacob Frost, Born Apl 2d 1752 Died Mar 17th 1837.

Name: Joseph; Martha Frosts
Comment: The Following is the Dates of Joseph and Martha Frosts Children when Born

Name: Amey Frost
Comment: Born January 16th 1735

Name: Micah Frost
Comment: Born November 2d 1738

Name: Elizabeth Frost
Comment: Born February 24th 1741

Name: Hannah Frost
Comment: Born July 2d -- 1743

Name: Wright Frost
Comment: Born September 28th 1746

Name: Caleb Frost
Comment: Born June 18th 1749

Name: Jacob Frost
Comment: Born April 2d 1752

Name: Sarah Frost
Comment: Born June 16th 1755

Name: Joseph Frost
Comment: Departed this Life January 17, 1774 ----

Name: Grace Frost
Comment: Wife of the above named Jacob Frost Died Sept. 16, 1797 Aged 25 years 6 months and 21 Days...

Name: Jacob Frost
Comment: died March 17th 1837 aged 84 years 11 months and 15 days



Name: Samuel Jones (1734-1819.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; New York, Hodge & Campbell, 1792.
Contains the records of Samuel Jones and Cornelia Haring, his wife, with their descendants. It belonged to their great-great-granddaughter, the late Mrs. Wilmot T. Cox, of New York, and is now deposited with the New York Historical Society.

Name: Samuel Jones
Comment: Son of William Jones, Son of Thomas Jones of Fort Neck Long Island, of Oyster Bay West Neck in Queens County on Nassau Island in the Province of New York, was born the 26th Day of July 1734.

Name: William Jones
Comment: son of said Samuel and Cornelia Jones died at his residence Coldspring Long Island on the 16th day of September 1853 in the 82d year of his age. He was buried on the 19th September 1853 in the Family burying ground on West Neck South Oyster bay Long Island.

Name: Samuel Jones
Comment: son of said Samuel and Cornelia Jones died at the residence of his brother William Jones, Cold Spring Long Island on the ninth day of August 1853 in the 84th year of his age. He is buried at Rhinebeck Dutchess County N. Y. Re-interred at South Oyster bay.

Name: Townsend Cox
Comment: son of Townsend Cox & Anne Helme Townsend Cox of Glen Cove & Mill Neck Long Island.

Name: Samuel W. Jones
Comment: above named died first day of Dec. 1855 in the city of New York in the 65th year of his age. He was buried on the 3d of December 1855 in the family burying ground on West Neck South Oysterbay Long Island.

Name: Cornelia H. Jones; Thomas Floyd-Jones
Comment: On the 28th January 1812 Cornelia H. Jones the eldest daughter of William and Kezia Jones was married to Thomas Floyd-Jones son of David Richard Floyd-Jones and Sarah his wife, by the Rev. Seth Hart of Hempstead, Long Island.

Name: Maria Duane Bleecker; Wilmot Townsend Cox
Comment: daughter of John Bleecker Miller & Cornelia Jones his wife, married 26th December 1896 Wilmot Townsend Cox son of Townsend Cox & Anne Helme Townsend, his wife, of East Island, Glen Cove, Long Island. Married at 58 West 9 Street, New York, by Rev. Percy Grant.

Name: John Bleecker Miller
Comment: son of John Bleecker Miller & Mary Berthenia Dunn Miller was born 29 January 1899 at the residence of his parents 56 West 9 Street, Sunday at 1.10 p.m. He died at Long Beach: Long Island 14 September, 1900.



Name: Francis Lewis (Born 1750.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; Oxford, T. Wright and K. Gill, 1777.
Contains record of Francis Lewis and Elizabeth Ludlow, his wife, with their children. We have not been able to locate the present owner of the Bible, nor to verify the records.

Name: Eliza
Comment: born 22d. July 1776 at one O'clock P.M. at the Seat of Geo. D. Ludlow's Hempstead Plains, Long Island. Baptized ye 11th. Aug. 1776 by the Revd Mr. Cutting. Sponsors Elizabeth Ludlow, Francis Ludlow, Francis Ludlow, Junr. Died Sunday 5th. Octobr 1777 at four O'clock P.M. at Baltimore, Maryland.



Name: William Townsend (1769-1834.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; New York, Hodge & Campbell, 1792.
Contains the records of William Townsend and Margaret, his wife, with some of their descendants. The Bible is known as the "Oyster Bay" Bible and is now in the possession of Miss Marguerite Valentine of Glen Cove, Long Island.

Name: William Townsend
Comment: was Born September 12th 1769

Name: Margaret Townsend
Comment: was Born February 6th 1772

Name: William; Margaret Townsend
Comment: were Married February 8th 1792

Name: James Townsend
Comment: the Son of William and Margaret Townsend was Born June the 15, 1793.

Name: William Townsend
Comment: the Second Child of William & Margaret Townsend was born October 21st 1795.

Name: James Townsend
Comment: the Oldest Son of William and Margaret Townsend Deceased October 30th 1796

Name: Mary Townsend
Comment: the third Child of Willm. & Margaret Townsend was born June 20th 1797. Died June 8. 1881

Name: Phebe; Almy Townsend
Comment: born Novr. 17. 1799 Daughters of Willm. and Margaret Townsend

Name: Almy Townsend
Comment: Daughter of Willm. & M. Townsend Deceas'd Decr. th 5. 1799.

Name: Almy Townsend
Comment: Daughter of Willm. & M. Townsend born January th. 1 1802.

Name: James Townsend
Comment: son of William and Margaret Townsend was born 15th June 1804

Name: George W. Townsend
Comment: son of William and Margaret Townsend was born 27th Sept. 1806.

Name: Margaret E. Townsend
Comment: Daughter of William and Margaret Townsend was born 21 March, 1809 (Died February 14th 1879)

Name: Frances Townsend
Comment: Daughter of William and Margaret Townsend was born 7th May 1811.

Name: Samuel H. Townsend
Comment: Son of William and Margaret Townsend was born 22d. July 1814.

Name: Gertrude Townsend
Comment: Daughter of William and Margaret Townsend, was born 21st January 1818.

Name: Gertrude Townsend
Comment: Daughter of William and Margaret Townsend died 5th October 1818

Name: Margaret Townsend
Comment: Wife of William Townsend died 11th October 1818

Name: Wm. W. Townsend
Comment: Son of Wm. & Margaret Townsend, Died 10th September 1828. William Townsend husband of Margaret Townsend died August 23d. 1834.

Name: Wm. Winder Polk
Comment: of, William, was born in Somerset County in the state of Maryland on the 9th day of august, 1787

Name: Almy U. Townsend
Comment: was born 1st january 1802

Name: William; Almy
Comment: were married on the 29th Novr. 1817

Name: Wm. Winder Polk
Comment: son of Wm. & Almy was born February 5th 1819

Name: Mary Townsend Polk
Comment: daughter of Wm. Winder and Almy U. Polk was born Septm. 8th 1822.

Name: Margaret Townsend Polk
Comment: Daughter of William & Almy U. Polk was born March 12th 1825.

Name: Gertrude Polk
Comment: Daughter of Wm. Winder & Almy Polk was born 14th March 1827 Deceased th August 1828

Name: Francis James Polk
Comment: Son of William & Almy U. Polk was born 5th october 1829 Deceased 10th october 1831

Name: James Black Polk
Comment: Son of Wm. and Almy Polk was born Sept. 3d 1832

Name: Jacob F. Covert; Frances Townsend
Comment: were married 10th January 1832 Jacob F. Covert was born 13th September, 1807.

Name: George Townsend; Elizabeth Covert
Comment: were married 10th January 1832.

Name: Mary Townsend
Comment: Daughter of George and Elizabeth Townsend was born 5th December 1832.

Name: William W. Townsend; Fanny Seaman
Comment: married Feb. 12th, 1817. He died Sept. 10th, 1828, She May 27th, 1854. Issue, Billopp, Margaret, William, Matilda, Henry. Wm. died in California.

Name: Almy U. Townsend; Wm. W. Polk
Comment: see entry in preceding page. He died in the morning; she in the evening of Feb. 13, 1856 in Frederick City, Md. and were buried there. Issue, Winder, Mary, Margaret, Frank, Gertrude, James, and Louisa. Frank & Gertrude died in infancy.

Name: Phebe W. Townsend; Beekman V. Hoffman
Comment: md. U.S.N. Nov. 29, 1817. He died Dec. 10, 1834. Issue, Margaret, Gertrude, Mary. The last died in infancy.

Name: George W. Townsend; Elizabeth C. Covert
Comment: md. Jan. 10, 1832. She died Sept. 28, 1846. He Sep. 5, 1880. Issue, Mary E, George C, Beekman H. George C died Oct. 10, 1863.

Name: Margaret E.; Dr. James C. Townsend
Comment: md. Decemr. 5th 1838. She died Feb. 14 1879. Issue, Julia M, James H.

Name: Mary H. Townsend
Comment: Died June 8th, 1881

Name: George W. Townsend
Comment: Died Sept. 5, 1880

Name: Frances M. Townsend; Jacob F. Covert
Comment: md. Jan. 10. 1832. He died Feb. 27, 1861. Issue Francis, William, Margaret, James, Aurelia. Frances and James died in infancy. William died April 29, 1853.

Name: Samuel H. Townsend; Louisa Parish. Issue
Comment: md. Fanny, Wm., Anna, Henrietta, Louisa, Samuel, Charlotte, Mabel. Charlotte died in infancy

Name: James C. Townsend; Aurelia C. Winder
Comment: married Nov. 14, 1846.

Name: Mary E. Townsend; Butler Coles
Comment: married issue, Lizzy, Butler, George, T, Loretta C, Nathaniel, the two first and last died in infancy.

Name: Beekman H. Townsend; Adele Seaman
Comment: married Issue, Ada, Elizabeth,

Name: Aurelia W. Townsend
Comment: was born May 14th 1820, died April 16th, 1885

Name: Samuel H. Townsend
Comment: Died Oct. 13, 1886.



Name: Daniel Townsend (1798-1860.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; London, Samuel Bagster, 1841.
Contains the records of Daniel Y. Townsend and Sarah Titus, his wife, with their descendants to the present day. It is now the property of Edward M. Townsend, Jr., of Oyster Bay, New York, a grandson of the original owner.

Name: Hannah Maria Townsend
Comment: died December 12. 1853, aged 32 years 3 mo. 6 ds. interred at Oyster Bay, Long Island.

Name: Louis Townsend Montant; Alice Anderton
Comment: married daughter of William B. Anderton and Elizabeth Palmer his wife September 16, 1911 Cedarhurst Long Island



Name: Mary Townsend (Died, 1807.)
Intro:
Holy Bible in English; Edinburgh, Alexander Kincaid, 1769.
Inside front cover is the statement: "Mary Townsend's Bible price 20 / Bought of Hugh Gaine @ New York, 1st August, Anno Domini 1775. Mary Townsend, Deceased February 7th, 1807." The book contains other records of the Townsend family and their slaves and is now the property of Miss Marguerite Valentine of Glen Cove, Long Island.

Name:
Comment: "Deborah Townsend's Book, presented her by her Aunt Hannah Valentine February 1807".

Name: Deborah Townsend
Comment: was Born October 17th, 1776.

Name: Hannah Townsend
Comment: was Born October 18th, 1783. Hannah Townsend Deceased February 6th, 1808 aged 24 years 3 months 13 days.

Name: Elizabeth Townsend
Comment: Wife of Jacob Townsend, Died June 23d. 1811, aged thirty four years, five months and eleven days.

Name: Jacob Townsend
Comment: Died January thirteenth, 1841, aged 69 years, 10 months and 8 days.

Name: Prior; Sarah Townsend
Comment: An acct. of the Birth and their children.

Name: Prior Townsend
Comment: was Born December 21st 1749

Name: Sarah Townsend
Comment: was Born August 27th 1750

Name: George Townsend
Comment: their first son was Born December 21, 1768

Name: Jacob Townsend
Comment: their second son was Born March 5th, 1771

Name: Hannah Townsend
Comment: third child was Born September 7th, 1774.

Name: Deborah Townsend
Comment: fourth child was Born October 17th day 1776

Name: Hannah Townsend
Comment: their fifth child was Born October 18th, 1783.

Name: Prior Townsend
Comment: Deceased December 8th 1803

Name: Sarah Townsend
Comment: Deceased September 11th 1833 aged 83 years

Name: Black Boy Crodus
Comment: was Born February 8th the eighth in the year 1767

Name: Jerod Crodus
Comment: Son was Born Novembr. 3d. 1807.

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