Obits from before 1875

Suffolk County Wills & Obits

Obits from before 1875

Source: Ancestry.com

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Database: American Biographical Notes

Description:
A collection of obituary notices taken from newspapers of persons from Suffolk County who lived before 1875.

Source Information:
Hough, Franklin Benjamin. American Biographical Notes: Being Short Notices of Deceased Persons, Chiefly Those Not Included in Allen's or Drake's Biographical Dictionary. Albany, NY: Munsell, 1875.
Ancestry.com database

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 142
FLOYD, RICHARD 2d, son of Richard F., the first settler of the name; was b. at Brookhaven N. Y., May 12, 1665; married a dau. of Matthias Nicoll, sec. of the colony, Sept. 10, 1686; was many years a judge and col of Suffolk co., and d. Feb. 28, 1728; he had 5 daughters, and 2 sons. (Thompson's Long Island, ii, 431.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 142
FLOYD, CHARLES A., d. at Comac, Long Island, Feb. 20, 1873, in his 82d year.

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 142
FLOYD, RICHARD, 1st common ancestor of the name on Long Island, N. Y., came from Wales, and settled at Setauket, L. I., in 1656, where he acquired a considerable landed estate; he was one of the 55 original proprietors of Brookhaven, and d. about 1700. (Thompson's Long Island, it, 431.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 142
FLOYD, RICHARD, 3d, eldest son of Col. Richard F., second of the name in America; b. in Brookhaven, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1703, inherited the family estate at Setauket, and was also a county judge and colonel, and d. April 21, 1771; his children were Richard, Elizabeth, John, Margaret, Gilbert, Win., Samuel, Mary and Anne. (Thompson's Long Island, it, 431.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 142
FLOYD, RICHARD 4th, loyalist; b. at Mastic, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1731; eldest son of Hon. Richard Floyd 3d; he married Arrabella, dau. of David Jones of Queens co., N. Y.; he was attainted and banished, Oct. 22, 1779, and he d. at St. John, N. B., in 1792; the firm called Paterquas, was sold by the com's of forfeited estates, Aug. 5, 1784, to Benj. Floyd his brother; his children were Elizabeth (who married John Peter DeLancey, father of Bp. D. of Western N. Y.) Anne Willet, and David Richard. (Sabine's Loyalists; Thompson's Long Island, ii, 432.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume F, page 148
FRANCIS, REV. AMZI, d. at Bridgehampton, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1844, a. 52; pastor of Presb. church.

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American Biographical Notes, volume H, page 197
HAVEN, JONATHAN NICOLL, member of the New York assembly from Suffolk co. from 1786 to 1795, and in congress from 1795 to 1799, but d. before the end of his second term; resided at Shelter island, N.Y.

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American Biographical Notes, volume H, page 210
HORTON, REV. AZARIAH, d. March 27, 1777, a. 62; b. at Southold, N. Y., was a missionary to the Indians of Long Island, removed to South Hanover, N. J., and was 25 years pastor. (Prime's Hist. L. I., p. 104.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume J, page 231
JONES, WALTER RESTORED; financier, son of John Jones, h. at Cold Spring, N. Y., April 15, 1793; prominent in all benevolent objects, and [p.231] many years pres. of the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., N. Y.; d. April 7, 1855, a. 62. The first Atlantic Ins. Co. of which he was v. pres, ended in 1826; in 1829 with J. L. Hale, he started the second, with $350,000 capital; in 1842 it was reorganized on the mutual plan, and under his presidency, grew into great favor; for 10 y., from Jan., 1844, its annual average was over 33 p. c., and in 11 1/2 y., its business profits were $6,092,571; he was concerned in manufactures and whaling at Cold Spring, Suffolk co.; the Life Saving Benevolent Asso. found in him a zealous friend, and the life boat stations on the coast were the result of these efforts. (Hunt' s Lives of Am. Merchants, i, 415.)

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American Biographical Notes, volume K, page 239
KING, REV. SAMUEL, d. in Southampton, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1833, in his 42d year.

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American Biographical Notes, volume M, page 290
MILLER, MORRIS SMITH, son of Dr. Matthias Burnet Miller, surgeon of the revolutionary army, was b. on Long Island in 1780; graduated at Unica College in 1798, and studied law; was secretary of Gov. Jay, and afterwards agent at Lowville, of Nicholas Lowe; removed in 1806 to Utica and entered on the practice of his profession; March 5, 1810, he was appointed first judge of the county, and held the office until his death; in 1813–15 he represented his district in congress; in July, 1819, he acted as commissioner in a treaty with the Seneca Indians; at first an adherent [p.290] of Governor Clinton, he became a bucktail, and was one of the so called, "high-minded gentleman;" d. Nov. 19, 1824.

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American Biographical Notes, volume P, page 327
PLATT, CHARLES, an early settler of Platteburg, N. Y., first county judge of Clinton co., 1797–1804, and clerk from 1808 to 1823; was in [p.327] assembly in 1797, was a native of Long Island and a brother of Zephaniah Platt.

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American Biographical Notes, volume P, page 331
POWELL, THOMAS, d. at Newburg, N. Y., May 12, 1856, a. 87; b. at Hemstead, Long Island, in 1799; while in business in N. Y., was driven out by the yellow fever, and settled at Newburg, where he engaged in freighting and was the owner of steamers on the Hudson; he took an active interest in the growth and prosperity of Newburg. [p.331]

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American Biographical Notes, volume S, page 368
SMITH, JOHN, of Brookhaven, Suffolk co., N. Y.; in congress from N. Y. from 1799 to 1803, and senator in congress from 1804 to 1813; marshal for N. Y. under Madison; d. in 1816.

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American Biographical Notes, volume T, page 397
TREADWELL, THOMAS, b. in Smithtown, L. L, in 1742; grad. at Princeton, in 1764; a member of the provincial congress of N. Y.; was surrogate of Suffolk co., N. Y., from 1787 to 1791 and 4 years state senator from 1786 to 1789; removed to Plattsburg N. Y.; was again senator in 1804–6; surrogate of Clinton co. from 1807 to 1831; d. Jan. 30, 1832.

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