The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut - Frederic Gregory Mather. Because of the British occupation of New York, many residents of the city, and great numbers from Long Island, fled to Connecticut for the duration of the war. This large work consists of three major parts of about equal size: the first is a history of the war with emphasis on New York, Connecticut, and the refugees; the second is a major collection of genealogies of hundreds of refugee families; and the third consists of documents relating to the refugees including claims for services or damages paid by New York, and records of military service by the refugees. This work is profusely illustrated throughout with numerous maps, drawings, photographs, and facsimiles of signatures. A tremendous resource for Long Island history and genealogy. The author was a member of numerous historical and genealogical societies, and wrote several other works on the history of the American Revolution in New York. (1913), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols, 1206 pp.