Hannah Feake Bowne, Not Just Your Average Quaker

Born: 1637, Winthrop, MA
Died: 1677, London, England
Sally’s 9th Great-Aunt

Tales From the Neutral Ground; James Lyon (Part 2)

Born: 1761
Died: 1850, Bedford, New York
Sally’s 5th Gr. Grandfather

Tales From the Neutral Ground; James Lyon (Part 1)

Born: 1761
Died: 1850, Bedford, New York
Sally’s 5th Gr. Grandfather

Tales From the Neutral Ground; Martha Banks

Born: 1764, Greenwich, CT
Died: 1849, Bedford, New York
Sally’s 5th Gr. Grandmother

The Neutral Ground

Life (and death) in the Lower Hudson Valley during the American Revolution…

So, Why “Hell Gate”?

Back in the mid 1600s, my 9th Great-Grandfather William Hallett owned a farm on the western edge of Long Island, in the area that is now present day Astoria. It was known as “Hellgate”, or “Hellgate Neck” named after the dangerous portion of the East River that bordered it. But why the name “Hellgate”? 

William Hallett, the Original King of Queens

Born: 1615, Dorset, England
Died: 1705, Queens, New York
Sally’s 9th Gr. Grandfather

The Winthrop Woman

Born: 1610, Sussex, England
Died: 1673, Queens, New York
Sally’s 9th Gr. Grandmother

A Stitch in Time

A brief look at Manhattan’s “Garment District” in the early 1900’s