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Benjamin Seaman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hempstead, Long Island
Death: November 05, 1733 (83-84)
Jerusalem, Queens County, Provence of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Seaman and Elizabeth Seaman
Husband of Martha Seaman
Father of Jane Clements; Jacob Seaman; James Seaman; Hannah Denton; Martha Rowland and 5 others
Brother of John Seaman, Jr.; Solomon Seaman; Elizabeth Jackson and Jonathan Seaman
Half brother of John Seaman; Martha Pearsall; Mary Pearsall; Hannah Carman; Sarah Mott and 9 others

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About Benjamin Seaman

Descendants of Capt. John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island, NY according to Mary Thomas Seaman: 1928

Benjamin2 Seaman (John1) was born Bet. 1649 - 1650, and died Bef. November 5, 1733 in Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp.,Queens [now Nassau Co.], NY (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:127-130, will proved November 5, 1733.). He married Martha Titus Abt. 1684 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 453., (2) Thompson, B. F., History of Long Island, ([n. p.] 1843), 2:347.), daughter of Edmond Titus and Martha Washburn. She was born March 1662/63 (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 451, 453.), and died Aft. 1732 (Source: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, NYGBR, Gen. and Bio. Sketch of Capt. John Seaman, of Hempstead, L.I., ([New York: NYGBS October, 1880]), 11:#4:10.).

Notes for Benjamin Seaman:

Benjamin Seaman [sometimes] called "Simmons", will dated February 28, 1723 [NYGBS Record has the date transcribed as, and probated November 5, 1733; [according to Heritage Books Inc., "New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801" the date of the will is: December 28, 1732 the probate date agrees] married Martha Titus, daughter of Edmond and Martha (Washburne) Titus. Residents of Jerusalem, Long Island. Freeholder in 1665; Justice; Assessor in 1709.

WILL dated December 28, 1732 Proved, November 5, 1733.

"These presents Witnesseth that I, BENJAMIN SEAMAN, of Jerusalem, in the Town of Hempstead, in Queens County, yeoman, being this 28 day of December, 1732, very ancient in years, but through the mercy of God in pretty good health of body." I leave to my wife Martha, and my youngest son Solomon, the use of 1/2 of all my lands and meadows, for them to carry on their husbandry business together. I leave to my wife one end of my dwelling-house and 1/2 of my barn, "which end she shall be pleased to chuse," and the use of all household goods, and all my negroes, during her widowhood, and she is to have 1/3 of my stock of horses and cattle, and my negro girl Sarah. I leave to my grand son, Benjamin Seaman, the 30 acres of land I bought of Edward Stragg, being on the north side of the Plains at a place called Westbury, and for which I gave to his father, my son Benjamin Seaman, a deed of gift. I leave to my son Jacob "the lot of land known by the name of Birdsall's swamp lot, being at Jerusalem," and for which I gave him a deed. I leave to my son James, the lot of land I bought of my brother Samuel Seaman, lying at Jerusalem, on the west side of the street, and for which my brother, Samuel Seaman, gave him his deed. I leave to my youngest son Solomon my dwelling-house and barn, and all my lot of land lying on the east side of the way, at Jerusalem, where I dwell. Also my lot on the west side of the highway, including the Swamp Pasture. I leave to my sons Jacob and Solomon my lot of land lying at Jerusalem, which I bought of Solomon Seaman. I leave to my son James 6 acres of land lying on the east side of the Half Neck, on the north side of the highway that leads across the neck, and joining thereto. I leave to my son Solomon 1/2 of the land and right of land I have lying above the old neck fence, within my father's Patent, 6 acres of which I have given to my son James, lying above the Half Neck fence joining to the path across the neck. The other 1/2 I leave to my sons Jacob and James. I leave to my sons Jacob and Solomon all my upland and meadow lying upon the Half Neck, so called. I leave to my son James 1/2 of the meadow which I have on the neck called Seaman's Neck, and all my upland and right of upland on Seaman's Neck. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, and my grand son, Benjamin Seaman, all my meadow that I have upon the island below Seaman's Neck, and the Half Neck. Also all my piece of land on Half Neck, above the Neck fence, joining east to the line that parts Hempstead Patent and Seaman's Patent. I leave to my son Solomon, and to my son-in-law, Jacob Townsend, two of the executors named in the will of my son Benjamin Seaman, deceased, 10 acres of land that may be divided to my right in the Township of Hempstead. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, a piece of land lying at the Plain's edge, near the dwelling-house of Samuel Seaman, being 13 acres, and a small piece of 7 acres on the north side of the highway that goes to Seaman's Neck. I leave to my son Solomon, a small piece of land lying at the east end of my home lot, being 6 acres. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, 3/4 of all my remaining lands, divided and undivided. I leave to my grandson, Benjamin Seaman, 1/4 of all my right upon the Great Plains. I leave to my 3 granddaughters, Elizabeth, Martha, and Jane, the daughters of my son Benjamin, deceased, 1/4 of all my right of woodland, divided and undivided, in Hempstead. I leave to my sons Jacob and James, 14 acres of land, to be taken out of the 1/2 of my right of land on Seaman's Neck, which I have hereinbefore left to my son Solomon. I leave to my 3 daughters, Hannah Denton, Phebe Townsend, and Elizabeth Wooden, and my grand daughters, Martha Clements and her sister Jane Clements, and my grand daughter, Martha Rowland, and to my son James, all the rest of my cattle, sheep, and horses. I leave to my youngest daughter, Temperance Kirk, 10 shillings, being the remainder of her portion already received. To my son-in-law, Joseph Clement, 10 shillings. To my son-in-law, Jonathan Rowland, 10 shillings. To my daughters, Phebe Townsend and Elizabeth Wooden, each a negro girl. I leave to my wife and to my son Solomon all my cart and ploughs and tackling. To all my sons I leave my carpenter's tools. I leave to my 3 daughters, and my son James, and my granddaughters, Martha and Jane Clements and Martha Rowland, and to my son James, all moneys due me on bond and otherwise. I appoint my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, executors.

Witnesses, John Seaman, Caleb Seaman, John Handson. Proved, November 5, 1733."

NY State Historical Marker #1324 (located at Wantagh Ave. about 1/2 mile north of Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh, Nassau Co., NY) "MEETING HOUSE BUILT 1827 BY RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS FIRST MEETING IN JERUSALEM HELD AT HOME OF BENJAMIN SEAMAN, 1699"

More About Benjamin Seaman and Martha Titus:

Marriage: Abt. 1684 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 453., (2) Thompson, B. F., History of Long Island, ([n. p.] 1843), 2:347.)

Children of Benjamin Seaman and Martha Titus are:

+ 35 i. Hannah3 Seaman, died Unknown.

+ 36 ii. Jane Seaman, died January 23, 1721/22 in Westbury, Long Island, NY.

+ 37 iii. Jacob Seaman, died 1766.

+ 38 iv. James Seaman, died 1781.

+ 39 v. Solomon Seaman, died Bef. December 7, 1782 in Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp., [Nassau Co.], NY.

+ 40 vi. Benjamin Seaman, born 1685; died November 7, 1729 in Hempstead, Queens Co. [now Nassau Co.], NY.

+ 41 vii. Martha Seaman, born Abt. 1686 in Hempstead, Queens [now Nassau] Co., NY; died Bef. December 28, 1732.

	42	viii.	 	Elizabeth Seaman, born Abt. 1697 (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443.); died Unknown. She married (1) Thomas Rushmore; died Unknown. She married (2) James Wooden Bef. December 28, 1732 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Wooden..." as of December 28, 1732.); died Unknown.
	More About Elizabeth Seaman:

Fact 4: December 28, 1732, mentioned in father's will, Benjamin Seaman, of Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp., Queens Co. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, "...my daughter... Elizabeth Wooden...")

	More About James Wooden and Elizabeth Seaman:

Marriage: Bef. December 28, 1732 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Wooden..." as of December 28, 1732.)

+ 43 ix. Phoebe Seaman, born 1699; died April 14, 1772.

+ 44 x. Temperence Seaman, born 1702; died Unknown.


Descendants of Capt. John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island, NY according to Mary Thomas Seaman: 1928

Benjamin2 Seaman (John1) was born Bet. 1649 - 1650, and died Bef. November 5, 1733 in Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp.,Queens [now Nassau Co.], NY (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:127-130, will proved November 5, 1733.). He married Martha Titus Abt. 1684 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 453., (2) Thompson, B. F., History of Long Island, ([n. p.] 1843), 2:347.), daughter of Edmond Titus and Martha Washburn. She was born March 1662/63 (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 451, 453.), and died Aft. 1732 (Source: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, NYGBR, Gen. and Bio. Sketch of Capt. John Seaman, of Hempstead, L.I., ([New York: NYGBS October, 1880]), 11:#4:10.).

Notes for Benjamin Seaman:

Benjamin Seaman [sometimes] called "Simmons", will dated February 28, 1723 [NYGBS Record has the date transcribed as, and probated November 5, 1733; [according to Heritage Books Inc., "New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801" the date of the will is: December 28, 1732 the probate date agrees] married Martha Titus, daughter of Edmond and Martha (Washburne) Titus. Residents of Jerusalem, Long Island. Freeholder in 1665; Justice; Assessor in 1709.

WILL dated December 28, 1732 Proved, November 5, 1733.

"These presents Witnesseth that I, BENJAMIN SEAMAN, of Jerusalem, in the Town of Hempstead, in Queens County, yeoman, being this 28 day of December, 1732, very ancient in years, but through the mercy of God in pretty good health of body." I leave to my wife Martha, and my youngest son Solomon, the use of 1/2 of all my lands and meadows, for them to carry on their husbandry business together. I leave to my wife one end of my dwelling-house and 1/2 of my barn, "which end she shall be pleased to chuse," and the use of all household goods, and all my negroes, during her widowhood, and she is to have 1/3 of my stock of horses and cattle, and my negro girl Sarah. I leave to my grand son, Benjamin Seaman, the 30 acres of land I bought of Edward Stragg, being on the north side of the Plains at a place called Westbury, and for which I gave to his father, my son Benjamin Seaman, a deed of gift. I leave to my son Jacob "the lot of land known by the name of Birdsall's swamp lot, being at Jerusalem," and for which I gave him a deed. I leave to my son James, the lot of land I bought of my brother Samuel Seaman, lying at Jerusalem, on the west side of the street, and for which my brother, Samuel Seaman, gave him his deed. I leave to my youngest son Solomon my dwelling-house and barn, and all my lot of land lying on the east side of the way, at Jerusalem, where I dwell. Also my lot on the west side of the highway, including the Swamp Pasture. I leave to my sons Jacob and Solomon my lot of land lying at Jerusalem, which I bought of Solomon Seaman. I leave to my son James 6 acres of land lying on the east side of the Half Neck, on the north side of the highway that leads across the neck, and joining thereto. I leave to my son Solomon 1/2 of the land and right of land I have lying above the old neck fence, within my father's Patent, 6 acres of which I have given to my son James, lying above the Half Neck fence joining to the path across the neck. The other 1/2 I leave to my sons Jacob and James. I leave to my sons Jacob and Solomon all my upland and meadow lying upon the Half Neck, so called. I leave to my son James 1/2 of the meadow which I have on the neck called Seaman's Neck, and all my upland and right of upland on Seaman's Neck. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, and my grand son, Benjamin Seaman, all my meadow that I have upon the island below Seaman's Neck, and the Half Neck. Also all my piece of land on Half Neck, above the Neck fence, joining east to the line that parts Hempstead Patent and Seaman's Patent. I leave to my son Solomon, and to my son-in-law, Jacob Townsend, two of the executors named in the will of my son Benjamin Seaman, deceased, 10 acres of land that may be divided to my right in the Township of Hempstead. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, a piece of land lying at the Plain's edge, near the dwelling-house of Samuel Seaman, being 13 acres, and a small piece of 7 acres on the north side of the highway that goes to Seaman's Neck. I leave to my son Solomon, a small piece of land lying at the east end of my home lot, being 6 acres. I leave to my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, 3/4 of all my remaining lands, divided and undivided. I leave to my grandson, Benjamin Seaman, 1/4 of all my right upon the Great Plains. I leave to my 3 granddaughters, Elizabeth, Martha, and Jane, the daughters of my son Benjamin, deceased, 1/4 of all my right of woodland, divided and undivided, in Hempstead. I leave to my sons Jacob and James, 14 acres of land, to be taken out of the 1/2 of my right of land on Seaman's Neck, which I have hereinbefore left to my son Solomon. I leave to my 3 daughters, Hannah Denton, Phebe Townsend, and Elizabeth Wooden, and my grand daughters, Martha Clements and her sister Jane Clements, and my grand daughter, Martha Rowland, and to my son James, all the rest of my cattle, sheep, and horses. I leave to my youngest daughter, Temperance Kirk, 10 shillings, being the remainder of her portion already received. To my son-in-law, Joseph Clement, 10 shillings. To my son-in-law, Jonathan Rowland, 10 shillings. To my daughters, Phebe Townsend and Elizabeth Wooden, each a negro girl. I leave to my wife and to my son Solomon all my cart and ploughs and tackling. To all my sons I leave my carpenter's tools. I leave to my 3 daughters, and my son James, and my granddaughters, Martha and Jane Clements and Martha Rowland, and to my son James, all moneys due me on bond and otherwise. I appoint my sons, Jacob, James, and Solomon, executors.

Witnesses, John Seaman, Caleb Seaman, John Handson. Proved, November 5, 1733."

NY State Historical Marker #1324 (located at Wantagh Ave. about 1/2 mile north of Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh, Nassau Co., NY) "MEETING HOUSE BUILT 1827 BY RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS FIRST MEETING IN JERUSALEM HELD AT HOME OF BENJAMIN SEAMAN, 1699"

More About Benjamin Seaman and Martha Titus:

Marriage: Abt. 1684 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443, 453., (2) Thompson, B. F., History of Long Island, ([n. p.] 1843), 2:347.)

Children of Benjamin Seaman and Martha Titus are:

+ 35 i. Hannah3 Seaman, died Unknown.

+ 36 ii. Jane Seaman, died January 23, 1721/22 in Westbury, Long Island, NY.

+ 37 iii. Jacob Seaman, died 1766.

+ 38 iv. James Seaman, died 1781.

+ 39 v. Solomon Seaman, died Bef. December 7, 1782 in Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp., [Nassau Co.], NY.

+ 40 vi. Benjamin Seaman, born 1685; died November 7, 1729 in Hempstead, Queens Co. [now Nassau Co.], NY.

+ 41 vii. Martha Seaman, born Abt. 1686 in Hempstead, Queens [now Nassau] Co., NY; died Bef. December 28, 1732.

	42	viii.	 	Elizabeth Seaman, born Abt. 1697 (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:443.); died Unknown. She married (1) Thomas Rushmore; died Unknown. She married (2) James Wooden Bef. December 28, 1732 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Wooden..." as of December 28, 1732.); died Unknown.
	More About Elizabeth Seaman:

Fact 4: December 28, 1732, mentioned in father's will, Benjamin Seaman, of Jerusalem, Hempstead Twp., Queens Co. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, "...my daughter... Elizabeth Wooden...")

	More About James Wooden and Elizabeth Seaman:

Marriage: Bef. December 28, 1732 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 3:129, mentioned in father's will as Elizabeth Wooden..." as of December 28, 1732.)

+ 43 ix. Phoebe Seaman, born 1699; died April 14, 1772.

+ 44 x. Temperence Seaman, born 1702; died Unknown.


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Benjamin Seaman's Timeline

1649
1649
Hempstead, Long Island
1684
1684
1684
1684
Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States
1685
1685
Jerusalem, Nassau County, Province of New York
1686
1686
Hempstead, NY, United States
1697
1697
1699
1699
Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York, United States
1700
1700