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Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2022
Started by James P. LaLone. Last reply by Jennifer Powell Nov 9, 2020.
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Thanks!!!! I have some Wansers in my tree--we should talk!
Olivetree Genealogy has some records of the almshouse at Yaphank, Suffolk county at this site: http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/almshouse/ at the bottom of the page. Hope it helps.
Has anyone ever heard of an orphanage or almshouse in Suffolk County in the mid 1800s?
Caverly/Cavalier/Cavalie, Huguenots of Oyster Bay, Musketa Cove.
Peter Gerardus Cavalier (1672-1699) m Belitje Klaarhout abt 1692 and possibly was also married to Cornelia Bosch.
Peter Caverly (1694-1747) m Jane in abt 1720. Lived Mosqueta Cove, L I, New York and Oyster Bay. Children baptized in St. George Church at Hempstead, Long Island. NY Indorsed Land Records 1643-1803. 1730, Petition of Peter Caverly of Oyster Bay, in Queen's County, praying a patent for a ferry between neck of land in that town called Caverly's Island and Rye. Descendants later moved up the Hudson River to Marlborough, Ulster County, NY.
Fron author Stephen Davids - Long Island's Fort Franklin, became the centre point for the largest of all the American Revolution's refugee camps. In September of 1776, the British had secured both New York City and Long Island as their strongholds in the Thirteen Colonies. To guard the outer frontier, the king’s army built garrisons along the northern coast of Long Island. Of all these British outposts, Fort Franklin on Lloyd’s Neck was the largest. By the late 1770s, hundreds of loyalist refugees had fled across Long Island Sound and found sanctuary near the garrison's protective walls. Living in tents or huts, the loyalists no doubt saw their stay as a temporary situation. They would be safe, they reasoned, until the might of Great Britain utterly defeated the rebels.
While all the loyalists who sought sanctuary at Lloyd's Neck can never be completely determined, the records of the claims made to the loyalist compensation board reveal the names of some of the refugees. They include: Lyon, Bates, Hoyt, Dibblee, Hubbard, Pickett, Frost, Seely, Raymond, Fowler, Whelpley, Clarke, Whitney, Miles, Ketchum, Dickson, Chace, Roberts, Slocum, Corey, and Caswell. Most were from Connecticut, but there were loyalists from Rhode Island, New York, and Massachusetts as well. In the spring and summer of 1783, the refugees of Lloyd's Neck boarded evacuation ships and sailed north to Nova Scotia. Having created a loyalist community on Long Island, many of them decided to continue living together in the new settlements. Most of the loyalists buried in the graveyard in Kingston, New Brunswick, for example, had once sought refuge at Lloyd's Neck.
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