About Thomas Rushmore
Thomas Rushmore. Dates of birth and death unknown, but he must have
been born about 1693-5. He died about 1753, as on that date, H.T.R.
Vol 4, p 475, states:- "Plains near Jerusalem and 28 acres of land
paid out to the heirs of Thomas Rushmore, unto five ninths of the
patent right of Thomas Rushmore, which 128 acres lie on the north end
of above tract", He lived in Oyster Bay. H.T.R. Vol 5, p 49, of
January 13/1728, states that he was a blacksmith, and that he sold
for œ60, lot 36 in Oyster Bay to Thomas Carman, which be bought from
Joseph Clement on May 3/1725. Oyster Bay Town Records, Vol 5, p 162,
states that Thomas and Anekey Rushmore sold for œ220 to Samuel Prior,
50 acres of land at Little Plains near Cedar Swamp, on July 27/1730.
Same volume, page 22, says he bought from Giles and Letitia Seaman
for œl00.18.0, about 20 acres of land in Oyster Bay on March 10/1742-
3. He married, about 1715, Anneke Hendricksen, dates of birth and
death unknown: both H,T,R. Vol 5, p 62 and Hinshaw, confirm that
Anneke was his wife, a Quaker. I cannot find the names of her
parents: she died probably about 1741-2. All his children were by
Anneke. He married, 2nd, Elizabeth Seaman, born about 1680, daughter of Benjamin
and Martha (Titus) Seaman, and widow of James Worden. In 1753 Thomas
and Elizabeth were disowned by the Quakers for marrying out: in 1759
Elizabeth was re-instated. He had no children by her.
Issue:- (by his first wife Anneke Hendricksen)
2/1. Martha Rushmore, born September 14/1716, died young.
2/2. Jacob Rushmore, born August 5/1720, died December 28/1754. He
married in 1744 Mary Mott, born 1720, died May 5/1762, daughter of
James and Jane (Burling) Mott, see subject 282, page 2.
2/3. Sarah Rushmore, born October 1/1722, died 1765. She married on
April 27/1748, as his second wife, Daniel Cock of Glen Cove, L.I
born October 5/1699, died 1771, son of John and Dorothy (Harcourt)
Cock, see subject 306, page 1. The Cox Genealogy by G.W. Cocks,
New York, 1912, states that Daniel had married, 1st, after 1734,
Levine Kissam, born October 29/1706, daughter of Daniel and
Elizabeth (Coombes) Kissam, and widow (?) of John Carman, born
1707, died January 29/1771, son of Joseph and either Grace "Rock"
Smith or Martha Ellison, whom Levine had married on August
18/1731, and to whom she had borne two children, see subject 536,
page 4. See the "Genealogy of John Carman" by Henry Alanson
Tredwell, Brooklyn 1946, which says that John Carman married, 2nd,
on February 8/1739-40, Mary Smith, widow of Joseph Doughty, see
subject 534, page 2. Therefore either the Cox or the Carman
genealogy must be wrong, or else John Carman divorced Levine
Kissam before 1739. The Kissam Genealogy gives only Levine's first
marriage to Daniel Cock. After Sarah's death, Daniel Cock married,
3rd, Susannah Youngs, daughter of Richard and Phebe (Weekes)
Youngs, see subject 304, page 5 but had no children by her.
2/4. Thomas Rushmore, born January 1/1724, died a young man.
2/5. Silas Rushmore, born July 20/1727. In 1755 he freed his negro
slave. He married on February 3/1753, Phebe Titus, born October
7/1732, daughter of Edmund and Sarah (Titus) Titus.
3/1. Martha Rushmore, born May 17/1754.
3/2. Samuel Rushmore. Was it his will, dated September 2/1825,
proved March 25/1826, which mentioned wife Dinah and daughters
Rachel and Rosettie: executor Townsend Rushmore, witness Stephen
3/3. Jacob Rushmore.
3/4. Jeremiah Rushmore.
3/5. Sarah Rushmore. She married Richard Weekes of Cedar Swamp and
had thirteen children.
3/6. Mary Rushmore.
2/6. Stephen Rushmore, born January 5/1731, died young.
2/7. Isaac Rushmore, born February 8/1733, died August 16/1779. He
lived in Oyster Bay. He married on April 18/1757, Sarah Titus,
born October 27/1735, died June 19/1775-6, daughter of Edmund and
Sarah (Titus) Titus. Isaac was a blacksmith with William Loines in
New York City. In 1765 he acknowledged at the Quaker Meeting,
enlisting, bearing arms and hiring a substitute. In 1776-7 he
freed his negro slaves Sambo and Micah.