Dear Sharilyn, Thomas & other Jaycox.
I Haven't looked up your suggested sources yet, but did dig into the Jacocks a bit more last evening while volunteering at the Fiske genealogical library. Findings provide more questions than answers.
If William, b 1627, d before 1694 left children, Jonathan, Benjamin, Grace and Sarah to select Nahaniel Pearsall of Hemstead, blacksmith & John Mott, of same place, yoeman as guardian in Sept 1698 (Gen. of LI Families, from NY Gen & Bio Record, V2, Henry Hoff Editor, Baltimore Gen Pub Co, 1987, p136) they would have been under 21, projecting birthdates of 1678, 80, 82 and 1684 to make them as old as possible, he had his children in his 50s, suggesting it may be a second wife.
The census, of that year is taken in August, only a month earlier. Elder brother, David is listed with his family, and Benjamin is listed a couple pages later, either alone or with an adjacent family; one might suppose the latter. Why did it take 4 years to legally establish guardians?
I did some more research on the Thorne family, a collateral to my Mary who married Aaron Betts because Mary's brother, David married Mary Titus Thorne.
The Thornes were Quakers from Flushing who arrived in Dutchess County about 1743. Mary and David were children of Benjamin and Sarah Jacocks. The children are evidently all named in William Thorne's will, he of "Washington" 1815 again, according to excerpts from the above cited. I had assumed there were 2 generations of Benjamins & Sarah's in Dutchess, but if later generations had their children so late, maybe it's only one.
And, Thomas, to respond to your question re which Francis went on to CT and had that family, I'm not sure if Jr. or Sr. Daughter Frances speaks of her father, Francis of Stamford, CT so that sounds senior, but I'd once thought it must be the Jr. Can anyone help here?
In the IGI I just found a Sarah Jacocks, b c 1729, m 31 Mar 1750 at Nine Partners to Peter Palmer. Those must be one of my gang, perhaps sister to the Benjamin of Benjamin & Sarah?
Thanks for sharing and responding to these puzzles! Carolyn Blount, Seattle
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