The Wills of Suffolk County, Long Island [New York], Liber A, 1787-1798


With a new introduction by Dr. Ellen Towne Skidmore. This text is the first serious attempt by a researcher to make accessible in abstract form the wealth of genealogical information housed in the Suffolk County courthouse at Riverhead, New York. The wills abstracted here were recorded between the years 1787 and 1798 but in some cases refer to deaths which occurred several years earlier. They are presented in page order as they were originally recorded and contain the names of a diverse assortment of family members, friends, physicians, clergy, executors, witnesses, and others associated with the deceased. Additional data can be found in references to the estates being divided, such as names of adjoining land owners, locations of lands, trades and occupations, ownership of livestock or slaves, and more.

George M. Easter

(2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 118 pp.

ISBN: 9780788417030