My ancestors were Quaker also, Cocks,Seaman,Coles,Titius,Downing,Carpenter,Craft,Frost Weeks, and a few others. Family was mostly in Glen Cove (Musketa Cove) and Oyster Bay. Have been doing research for over a year.
Abigail Valentine became a Kirk she married William.
Deborah Seaman also became a Kirk she married John
Richard Kirk married Phoebe Robins then Ann Downing.
Richard and Ann had Daniel Daniel married Mary Titus.
Daniel and Mary had Joshua who married Hannah Cocks.
Daniel and Mary had Benjamin Kirk he owned a large estate on forest ave that he sold to Seaman. He passed and his mother Hannah moved to 143 school st where she passed. Joshua owned a mill and a 3 story building where the Cole's had a business.
Oh, how exciting for this Canadian grandmother to find you folks, many of whom must be distant cousins! My Rehoboth and Long Island names are: Carpenter, Titus, Millard, Dean, Haviland, Powell, Swazey Willots, Van Winkle and Koemans.
I have two lines (so far!) that lead back to Carpenters of both Rehoboth and Rhode Island, and am still attempting to sort them out. My gg grandmother was Phoebe Titus Dean, and her parents were Daniel Dean and Abigail Carpenter. This family were Quakers, going back many generations. Phoebe T. Dean's grandsom, Edward Jay Lowe, was my grandfather; he left Michigan in 1908 for "free" (not quite, but that's another story!) land in southern Alberta, Canada, and never returned to the U.S.
I'm relatively new to genealogy, but have become passionate about discovering my American ancestors - I'm driving to New England in Sept, with an American cousin, to research as many of these ancestors as we can. I'd love to correspond with any of you who are interested - I have a lot to learn, an open mind and overwhelming curiosity!
Gail in Vancouver