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Major Daniel Whitehead, II

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Hempstead, LI, NY
Death: November 13, 1704 (58)
Jamaica, Queens, LI, NY
Place of Burial: Jamaica, Queens, NY
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Whitehead, Sr. and Sarah Whitehead
Husband of Abigail Whitehead
Father of Jonathan Whitehead; Deborah Hicks; Amy Doughty; Elizabeth Whitehead; Mary Whitehead and 2 others
Brother of Sarah Oakley
Half brother of Jonathan Whitehead; Adam Whitehead; Thomas Whitehead; Jemima Lewis; Elizabeth Whitehead and 1 other

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About Major Daniel Whitehead, II

The Descendants of Daniel Whitehead

Daniel Whitehead d. 1669 Newtown, Long Island

Daniel Whitehead m. Abigail Stevenson

Mercy Whitehead m. Thomas Betts and Joseph Sackett

Daniel Whitehead of Huntington or Newtown, Long Island in 1650, was one of the patentees in the grant of Governor Nichols, 1666. He left sons Daniel, Jonathan, David and Adam. (Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England) Daniel Whitehead (Sr.), of Maspeth Kills, in Newtowne, left a will, and made his wife (not named) executrix. She renounced the right, and Letters of Administration were granted to Stephanus Van Cortlandt, March 31, 1669. (Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707 [New York])

Daniel Whitehead, son of Daniel Whitehead, married Abigail Stevenson and left children: Jonathan, Thomas, Deborah, Elizabeth, Mary, Mercy and another daughter.

Daniel Whitehead b. c1622 m. Jane Skidmore, had son Daniel b. c1646, Newtown, Long Island, NY, d. Oct 1704, Jamaica, L.I., NY, m, Abigail Stephenson, b. c1638, Jamaica, LI, NY. Abigail, daughter of Edward Stevenson and Ann. Edward b. c1625, Hempstead, LI, NY m. 15 Aug 1645 Dutch Reformed Church, LI, NY, Ann ??.

Daniel Denton (c. 1626 – 1703) was an early American colonist. Denton led an expedition into the interior of northern New Jersey. He was one of the purchasers of what is known as the Elizabethtown Tract in 1664, in the area of (and surrounding) present day Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The tract is perhaps most famous for its early statement of Manifest Destiny: how “a Divine Hand makes way for them [the English settlers] by removing or cutting off the Indians, either by Wars one with the other, or by some raging mortal Disease.”

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Biographical Summary:

Denton was born around 1626 in Yorkshire, England. He was the son of the Reverend Richard Denton, one of America's earliest Presbyterian ministers. Many Denton family genealogies claim Daniel's mother was Helen Windebank. In the 1640s he accompanied his father to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and eventually Long Island. In 1650 he was made town clerk of Hempstead, where his father was a pastor, and in 1656 he held the same position in the town of Jamaica. When his father relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia (or Halifax,Yorks, England), Denton remained on Long Island, and in 1664 he became one of the grantees of a patent at Elizabethtown, New Jersey. In 1665 and 1666 he served as justice of the peace in New York. Around 1659, Denton married Abigail Stevenson, who bore three children, and from whom he was divorced in 1672. The two elder children, Daniel and Abigail, remained with their father, while the infant daughter, Mercy, accompanied her mother, who subsequently remarried. Denton left New York for England in 1670 (which may have occasioned his divorce), and there he evidently participated in settlement enterprises and possibly in the newly acquired (by the English) fur trade.[1]

He wrote and published A brief description of New York : formerly called New Netherlands, with the places thereunto adjoining ... in London in 1670. The work was a promotional tract designed to encourage English settlement of territories lately seized from the Dutch. It is one of the earliest English accounts of the geography, climate, economy, and native inhabitants of the region that includes present-day New York City, Long Island, Staten Island, and New Jersey.

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Indian Deed for Elizabethtown Grant 1664

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Major Daniel Whitehead, II's Timeline

July 10, 1632
Halifax, England
July 10, 1632
Halifax, England
July 10, 1632
Halifax, Yorkshire, , England
July 10, 1632
Halifax, England
United States
Hempstead, LI, NY
Age 26
Jamaica, Queens, NY
Age 29
New York, New York, NY