Thomas Stephens

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Thomas Stephens, son of Thomas Stephens and Hannah Pierson, was born about 1705.1 He died at Quogue, Suffolk Co., New York, 20 March 1779, in his 74th year,1,2 and was buried at Quogue Cemetery, Quogue, Suffolk Co., New York.2

Thomas married (1) Ann (…), whose parents are unknown, say 1723;1 he married (2) Abigail (…), whose parents are unknown.1

Thomas Stephens left a will dated 11 January 1779 and proved 1 April 1779:
In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Stephens, of the town of Southampton, Suffolk County, being in a poor state of health.
I leave to my wife Abigail one bed and bedstead and bedding, and such part of my lands and tenements as the law directs. And I order my son William to give her a comfortable and honorable maintainance,
I leave to my son Thomas my silver-hilted sword, and all my divided lands and meadows east of the brook called Tiana, and a 1/2 50 of Commonage throughout the town.
I leave to my son William all my divided lands and meadows at Potunk, from the west bounds of the town to the brook called Aspatuck, and a 1/2 50 of Commonage, and my silver tankard.
I leave to my son Edward all my lands and meadows from the brook called Aspatuck to the brook called Tiana, and a 1/2 50 of Commonage; Also my team and wagons.
I leave to my son Abraham £100.
To my daughter Abigail £50.
The rest of my movables I leave to my six daughters, Hannah Squires, Elizabeth Squires, Ann Goold, Susanah Green, Abigail, and Phebe Durling.
I make my sons, Thomas and William, executors."
Witnesses, John Cooper, Thomas Jessup, Jr., Stephen Rogers.3

Family 1

Ann (…)

Family 2

Abigail (…) d. aft. 11 Jan 1779
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  1. [S171] George Rogers Howell, The Early History of Southampton L.I., New York with Genealogies. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 2nd ed., 1887, 391. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of the Town of Southampton, New York (, 2007), further cited as History of Southampton.
  2. [S1546] Barbara R, Find A Grave memorial #90763823, added 26 May 2012, online, accessed Jan 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801, 17 volumes (New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 9:67 (Liber 32:91), further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.