Records of the Town of Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y., With Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value. Transcribed from the Originals in the Town Clerk's Office: With Notes and Introduction By William S. Pelletreau, A.M.
Pelletreau, William S.

Smithtown Long Island New York: Published By Authority of the Town, 1898. F xvi + 503 pages; usefully indexed at back; with a black and white frontispiece depicting the Mouth of the Nissequogue River & with other black and white portraits, maps and illustrations throughout the text; family legends, historical anecdotes and genealogical information on the prominent families of Smithtown, Long Island NY area; with transcriptions of important Indian deeds, including that of Wyandance to Lyon Gardiner and that of Nassekege, Indian Sachem; also papers in relation to controversy between Huntington and Smithtown; the agreement between Richard Smith and Capt. John Scott; the analysis and meaning of Indian geographical names in Smithtown; wills of early residents of Smithtown; deeds of Richard Smith to his sons; and much documentation through the years into the latter part of the 19th century; printed at the Long-Islander Print: Huntington, N.Y. Previous owner Smith family of Smithtown inscription on front endpaper, "January 1st 1928. Presented to Dorothy Miller Smith by her husband Edward H.L. Smith" E.H.L. Smith was a prominent town politician and landowner, Township Supervisor for many years. Approx. 7" x 9 1/4" size; bound in the original dark blue-green cloth covered boards, gilt spine lettering, patterned-paper endpapers. Some light edge, tips wear, dustiness to binding; couple of laid-in newspaper articles in the text; endpapers splitting, the binding firm; contents in very good condition and a useful Long Island history and genealogical record for this town. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 26221)


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