Thursday, July 23, 2015

Calling All Halseys!

A History of the Halseys in Southampton: 1640-2015

My Great-Grandfather Rev. Jesse Halsey in front of the family home in Southampton, N.Y., circa 1896.

I'm looking forward to talking genealogy, Puritans, whaling, revolution, midwives, and ministers with the Halseys tonight
 at Southampton Historical Museum

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

June 12, 1640

"On June 12, 1640, the 'Founders' knelt in thanksgiving for their safe arrival in their permanent homesite in their 'New World.' They knelt in a pleasant meadow, fronted by the vast Atlantic and backed by the towering primeval forest, (today known as 'Old Towne.')

"Here was born the first English Settlement in the State of New York, Thomas Halsey was one of those stalwart Fathers."

from "Thomas Halsey & the Olde Halsey Homestead: A Short History" by Edna Lee Potter

"Through a rich earth / Mankind still finds reward for labor done"

"Indian Deed of December 13, 1640"

Southampton | 1640-1940

Southampton | 1640-1965