Historical Notes of Saint James Parish, Hyde Park-On-Hudson, New York; In Commemoration of the Belated Centenary Anniversary of the Consecration of the First Parish Church, October 10, 1811

Historical Notes of Saint James Parish, Hyde Park-On-Hudson, New York; In Commemoration of the Belated Centenary Anniversary of the Consecration of the First Parish Church, October 10, 1811

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...or dependence upon the crown or parliament of Great Britain." Nathaniel studied law, and in 1796 opened law oflices in New York City, and there married Susannah, a sister of Dr. Samuel Bard. Washington suggested his name for Secretary of State, but the suggestion was opposed by Alexander Hamilton, who feared that he was "somewhat tainted with the prejudices of Mr. Jefferson and Mr. Madison." Later he became a close personal friend to Hamilton and was his second in the famous duel, Hamilton dying in his arms. He was a delegate to the convention of 1787, which framed the Constitution of the United States, though being absent on the last day of its sessions, he failed to sign the document. He attained eminence at the bar in New York. In consequence of the strong affections of the Bard family, he, too, naturally made Hyde Park his country home, and became Judge of Duchess County. Some of his descendants of the fifth generation are still resident here, and it is the burial place of the family. He died in Hyde Park October 20, 1821. S.James Church 37 WILLIAM BROOM Vestryman 1812 William Broom (born in Bristol, England, Nov. 27, 1769), whose wife was Annike Crooke, widow of Colonel William Barber, lived at Bellefield, the present residence of Mr. Thomas Newbold. He was a merchant in New York City. Charles Crooke, the father of Mrs. Broom, owned eighteen hundred acres along the Hudson south of the village, and it was he who set out the trees, for a mile upon the public highway, which are so great an adornment of the road to Poughkeepsie, and so great a comfort to summer travelers. A tradition in the Crooke family has it that the timbers for old Christ Church in Poughkeepsie were cut upon the Crooke place, and brought to town by...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964276
  • 9781236964274