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Suffolk County, NY History

Suffolk County, NY History

We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and local history from Suffolk County, NY, one of New York State's original counties, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.


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The Suffolk County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  Included in this grouping are Albany County, New York County, Kings County, Queens County, Richmond County, and Suffolk County.  50+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.75

 Suffolk County Chapter


The Suffolk County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Suffolk County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The localities mentioned in this chapter, most of which are still extant today, are:  Brookhaven, Port Jefferson, Setauket, Stony Brook, Mt. Sinai, Miller's Place, Rocky Point, Swezys Landing, Patchogue, Bellport, Blue Point, Fire Place, East Moriches, West Moriches, Seatuck, Yaphank, South Haven, Mastic, Middle Island, Selden, New Village, Coram, Wampmissic, Center Moriches, Waverly, Medford, East Hampton, Amaganset, Wainscott, Springs, Sag Harbor, Huntington, Cold Spring, Northport, Centerport, Vernon Valley, Babylon, Amityville, Deer Park, Melville, Comac, West Hills, Dix Hills, Islip, Penataquit, Midroadville, Sayville, Lakeland, Thompson's Station, North Islip, Modern Times, Riverhead, Upper Aquebogue, Old Aquebogue, Franklinville, Jamesport, Northville, Bating Hollow, Wading River, Shelter Island, Smithtown, The Branch, St. Jamesville, Fresh Pond, Hoppogue, Nissequaque, Southampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Shinnecock, Sagg, Scuttle Hole, Watermill, Flanders, Speonk, Ketchabonee, Quogue, Goodground, Canoe Place, Riverhead, Southold, Greenport, Hermitage, Cutchogue, Mattituck, New Suffolk, Franklinville, West Southold, East Marion, and Orient.  10+ pages, in PDF format, download now for $2.50.

 Suffolk County from French's Gazetteer


Antiquities of Long Island by Gabriel Furman (1874).  This item is a classic compendium of the colonial history of Long Island (including Suffolk County) -- its Dutch Reformed, Puritan, Anglican religious traditions; its time as a part of Connecticut; dealings with Native Americans; a little genealogy -- it's all here.  While Long Island is a melting pot today, this volume reveals how long the history of cultures meeting and mixing on Long Island has been a way of life.  274 pages, in PDF format, download now for $4.25.

Antiquities of Long Island, by Gabriel Furman


Southold Package from various sources.   As the name implies, this offering is a collection of various Suffolk County historical items relating to Southold.  It came to us a bit by surprise – we had been looking on eBay for New York State historical material, and the “Summer of History” booklet was up for auction.  We won, and, expecting only the booklet, we scarcely looked at the item when it arrived.  When we did finally get ready to queue it up for production, we discovered that we now had the following items to offer:

1.       ==“A Summer of History” – the 24 page official program of Southold’s 325th anniversary celebration (1965).  It’s a nice item, with photos, two articles dealing with Southold history, a listing of historic sites, and a program of the events that the Town of Southold scheduled for that summer.

2.       ==A flier for an exhibition of antiques back in 1915, celebrating the town’s 275th anniversary. 

3.       ==A four page brochure from the Southold Historical Society and Museum dating from sometime after 1966.  Principally it’s an introduction to the museum.

4.       ==An undated one page typescript listing the births of one Gilbert Case (born 1748), his wife Susanna (born 1754), and their several children (born 1754 through 1794).  Noted on the typescript is that it was “Recorded here Feb 21st, 1829, A very blustering day.”  We don’t know the source or the reliability of the information, but it was evidently of importance to someone researching the Case family.

5.       ==The four page program of “The Pageant of Southold, L.I.” written and directed by May Marshall Addy, to be presented Saturday afternoon, July 24, 1915, at “Creekside”. 

6.       ==A large map of Southold, including Fisher’s Island, clearly drawn by hand, dated 1965.  We don’t know the source or the person who mapped it, but it is described as “Section 3” suggesting that it is a map of a portion of a larger area – perhaps Suffolk County?  The map was too large for our largest scanner, so it appears here as two separate pages.

We think that if you are interested in the North Shore of Long Island and its history, that you will find this collection of what we might call ephemera relating to the history of Suffolk County’s moth northeastern Township to be an interesting addition to your collection.  It is certainly a tribute to the local historians who have obviously spent many, many years compiling the history of Southold and we feel fortunate to be able to offer as varied a collection to you instead of simply just the “Summer of History” program we had originally intended.

Download it now, in PDF format, a total of 35 pages (comprising six different articles) for $5.00.







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