Sunday, December 14, 2008

Notes: Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York

If I had to pick the one book out of the latest ILL batch that should have had the most useful information it would have to be "Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York." While it does have quite a bit of information related to other lines in my family it has only one reference to the Kissam family. The book is an attempt to extract all of the important genealogical records in Edmund Bailey O'Callaghans's Documentary History of the State of New-York which was published in four bulky volumes between 1849 and 1851.

The reference is on page 145 and it's a part of An Account of Ye Valuation of the Estates of Thee Inhabitants of Ye Town of Hampsted on Long Island: Is As Followeth October 11th, 1683. John Oackissam owned at that time 25 acres(?) land and meadow, 2 oxen, 2 cows, and 3 "year oulds." That's it. The only reference to the Kissam family.

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