About Rebecca Dymond Sweezy (Satterlee)
Rebecca as Joseph's wife is obtained from Hempstead's Journal, under date of 1749-He is recording a visit that he had made to Long Island, and says:
"I called to see Joseph Sweezy and Rebekah his wife, formerly of Occubauk (Aquebogue) in Southold. She was a New London woman; her maiden name was Satterly, born in an old house that belonged to her mother in old Mr. Coit's lot that joins to mine."
The Bemas house-lot lying next to Robert Hempstead's, with a run of water between was purchased of the heirs of John Coit, the deed of confirmation being signed by Tobias Minter, grandson of James Bemas, June 8th, 1694.....
Note: Tobias Minter, grandson of James Bemas was the half sister of Rebbeca (Satterlee) Sweezy.
Her mother died soon after giving birth to her half brother William and it believed that she and her sister were adopted by Benedict Satterlee.