Thomas Stephens

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Thomas Stephens, son of Thomas Stephens and Ann (…), died at Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York, before 3 July 1782, when his will was proved.1

Thomas married Mehetabel (…), whose parents are unknown.2

Thomas Stephens left a will dated 16 March 1782 and proved 3 July 1782:
In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS STEPHENS, of Southampton, being in a poor state of health.
I leave to my son Thomas, my now dwelling house, barn, and home lot, together with my lands and meadows that I have in Southampton;
he paying to his brother Matthias £150, and also to his younger brother, Silvanus Halsey Stephens, £100; when they are twenty-one years old.
Unto my son Thomas two oxen and two horses.
Unto my son Matthias one colt.
Unto my son, Silvanus Halsey, one small cow.
Unto my two daughters, Ann and Mehetable Stephens, £50 each, when they are eighteen.
Unto my son Thomas all my team, and farming tackling.
Unto my loving wife, Mehetable, one mulatto boy named Hira; together with the residue of my moveable estate after the legacies, my just debts and funeral charges are defrayed.
I make my friend, Hugh Gelston, and my loving wife, Mehetable, executors.
Dated March 16, 1782. Witneses, Henry Herrick, of said county, Nehemiah Scott, Stephen Rogers,- of said county. Proved, July 3, 1782.1


Mehetabel (…) d. aft. 30 Dec 1784
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  1. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 10:280 (Liber 35:83), further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.
  2. [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.