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Mercy Birdsall (Forman)

Birthplace: Oyster Bay, NY, USA
Death: Died in Matinecock, Long Island, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Foreman and Miriam Ann Harcourt / Foreman
Wife of Benjamin Birdsall
Mother of Eliza Birdsall; Susanna Underhill; Samuel Birdsall; Judith Birdsall; Benjamin Birdsall, Jr. and 5 others
Sister of Sarah Harcourt (Forman)

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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About Mercy Birdsall

BENJAMIN2 BIRDSALL (Nathan1) m. Mercy, dau. of Samuel Forman and wife Miriam (Harcourt), Will 1719. Children:

 Elizabeth3 b. 1683, m. a Townsend. 
 Susanna3 b. 1685, m. an Underhill. 
 Samuel3 b. 1687, m. 1st 1716, Rose Wright, 2d 1726, Sarah Townsend. 
 Judith3 b. 1689, m. a Townsend. 
 Benjamin3 b. 1691, m. Martha. 
 Miriam3 b. 1693, John3 b. 1696, Zilpea3 b. 1699, 
   Sarah3 b. 1702, Nathan3 b. 1705. 
   One more. 

Children of Benjamin Birdsall, of O. B. and Martha:

 Benjamin, Nathaniel, Phebe, Sarah, Mary, Debora, 
   Martha and Elisabeth.

Mercy Forman. She married Benjamin Birdsall, whose will was dated 1719, son of Nathan and Temperance (Baldwin) Birdsall, who lived in Oyster Bay, L.I. in 1684-5.

     Issue:- (from Bunker, corrected by the Wright and Frost genealogies)

3/1. Elizabeth Birdsall, born 1683. She married a Townsend.

3/2. Susannah Birdsall, born 1685, died June 1725. She married, as his second wife, in 1715, John Underhill born May 1/1670, died May 21/1728, son of John and Mary (Prior) Underhill, who had married, 1st, Elizabeth Willets, by whom he had six children.

       4/1. Jacob Underhill, born 1716.

3/3. Samuel Birdsall, born 1687, died March 9/1761. He married, as her third husband, Rose Wright, born 1685, died December 13/1754, daughter of John and Mary (Townsend) Wright, see subject 616, page 4, and subject 618, page 3.

       4/1. Benjamin Birdsall, born June 10/1713: he married Martha Smith.
       4/2. Sarah Birdsall, born September 4/1717, died May 18/1799, She married Wright Coles, born 1704, died February 23/1765, son of Nathaniel and Rose (Wright) Coles, see subject 618, 
       4/3. Martha Birdsall, born 1720. No data.
       4/4. Jacob Birdsall, born June 3/1722. He married on June  6/1737, Sarah Weekes, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Carpenter)  Weekes, 
       4/5. Daniel Birdsall, born June 1/1724, He married Mercy Townsend, born November 30/1730, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Cooper) Townsend, 

3/4. Judith Birdsall, born 1688-9. She married Robert Townsend, her cousin, son of Daniel and Susannah (Forman) Townsend, see below,


3/5. Benjamin Birdsall, born March 15/1691, died November 7/1754 at Rye, N.Y. He married, 1st, Martha --- and had eight children. He married, 2nd, on February 21/1734, Elizabeth Hopkins, born 1717, daughter of Ichabod and Sarah (Coles) Hopkins


3/6. Miriam Birdsall, born 1693.


3/7. John Birdsall, born 1696, died 1764. He married, 1st, on September 29/1744, Elizabeth Langdon, daughter of Thomas and Mary Langdon, and had six children: 2nd, E. Coe, widow of a Mr. Pierce, and had three children.


3/8. Zilpha Birdsall, born 1699,


3/9. Sarah Birdsall, born 1702.


3/10. Nathan Birdsall, born 1705. He married on April 12/1726, Jane Langdon, daughter of John Langdon of Hempstead, and soon after moved to Westchester County, N.Y, and in 1728 settled at Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, N.Y.

    Issue:- (an only child)
    4/1, Amy Birdsall, born March 4/1727. She married Richard Washburn, born June 27/1730, died 1775, son of John and Hannah (Hallett) Washburn.
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Mercy Birdsall's Timeline

Oyster Bay, NY, USA
Age 24
Age 26
July 11, 1687
Age 28
Age 30
January 15, 1691
Age 32
Hempstead, Nassau, NY, USA
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