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Lawrence Halstead
Hester Chamberlain
(1546-)
John Whitley
Agnes Hartley
(Abt 1542-)
Abraham Halstead
(1570-1612)
Susan Whitley
(-1612/1623)
Jonas "Jonathon" Halstead
(1611-1683)

 

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1. Sarah "Susan" Butterfield

Jonas "Jonathon" Halstead 1

  • Born: 1611, probably Northrowan, Halifax parish, Yorkshire
  • Marriage (1): Sarah "Susan" Butterfield
  • Died: 23 Jun 1683, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA at age 72
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one source says they were married in England. and the year was 1631
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[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Tree #0941, Date of Import: Feb 28, 2001]

From "Colonial Families of Long Island, NY, and Connecticut", by Herbert
Furman Seversmith, Vol. II & III, 1939:

Jonas Halstead "was born about 1611, and probably at Northowram, Halifax
parish, Yorkshire.

He is identified as the one of that name who was recorded as baptised in
the parish church at Halifax 23 February, 1611.

Jonas Halstead is said to have been an early settler of Stratford,
Connecticut, and was there before December, 1655. From Stratford he
removed to Hempstead, New York, where he was witness to a deed in
December, 1655.

He is recorded in the 1658 apportionment of 'Gattes' and had fifteen. An
undated list, probably of the same time, recorded that he was given
thirty-five acres of meadow as his allotment of that kind of land. He
appears to have been a speculator in land, for the records of the towns
of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and Jamaica indicate that his residence was in
each at various and almost contemporary times....

In Jamaica [now part of Queens, New York City] on 2 May, 1673 he sold
land to John Skidmore which he had bought of Mr. Robert Coe. He was
evidently domiciled there 13 April, 1675, for he was made overseer for
the ensuing year in that place. He and his son Timothy were executors to
the estate of his son-in-law Captain Thomas Carle, who had married Jonas'
daughter, Sarah Halstead. On 1 May, 1676 Jonas Halstead made an
agreement with James Bate for the management of the Carle farm at
Hempstead. On 30 March, 1677 he sold other property which he had bought
of Mr. Robert Coe, to Jonathan Mills. This last property at Jamaica
included the home in which Halstead had been living, and upon conclusion
of the sale he returned undoubtedly to Hempstead, to be near his
children. He was probably then in his late sixties.

He recorded his earmark for livestock at Hempstead 19 January, 1680-1,
and was overseer at Hempstead for the year beginning 2 April, 1681.

It is our opinion that he died in the late part of 1683. No will or
administration is of record. He was buried probably at Hempstead, New
York."
purchased land in N.Y from Indians.
Left Westerfield Church to settle CT. Move to Oyster Bay 1660. Returned
to Hempstead, L.I. 1680 and died thre. Settled in 1641 Stamford, CT. was
first settled by 29 people.

Jonas Halsted was the immigrant ancestor of the most numerous branch of
the Halsted family in America. When or how he came to America is not
known. The American Genealogist of January 1942 states John Lume was
probaly in Stamford, Connecticut in 1642 with his family and stepson
Jonas Halsted. The historian Orcutt also claims he was in Connecticut.
There is no proof that he was related to the other Halsteds who came
earlier to the Massachuetts Bay Colony or to any of the other early
immigrant Halsteds. But they all came from the same section of England.
It is thought that Jonas Halsted came to Hempstead about 1650. The first
book of records of Hempstead, covering the period from its English
settlement until 1655 has been lost. His name first appears in the second
book of records, as a witness to a land deed as of Dec 8, 1655.
About 1660 Jonas removed to Oyster Bay and shortly thereafter to Jamaica.
He is referred to in a deed dated May 30,1667 as "Jonas Halsted of
Stratton (Staten) Island, within the county of York in America". In
December of 1667 he was in Oyster Bay. He then reurned to Hempstead, but
hes name disappears from all records after 1682. Jonas held land,
different town offices and was on public committees in the various places
he lived.
Jonas' last name appears in various records as Halsted, Holsted,
Hlastead, Halsteade, Hallstead, none is the incontestable authenic one. I
have spelled it as it appeared on the deeds. He left no will.
On information supplied by Ethel Hard of 1092 N. 575 N., Clinton, Utah,
84015. on 82-211-0162 shows that Jonas residence was Halifax Parish
Yorkshire England and that this information was obtained from Long Island
Familes pg 1226 Seversmith., and that Jonas died in 1683.
Some Descendants of Jonas Halstead (1610-1682) and some Allied Families
compiled and edited by Laura A. Davis Shoptaugh (Book obtained from State
Library of Oregon - inter library loan) Jonas's father was Abraham
Halstead who probably died between 1611 and 1615 and his widow, Susan
Halstead, m. (2nd marriage) a Mr. John Lume of Northowram, 4-12 -1615; 3
children. John Lume prob was in Stamford, Conn. in 1642 wit h his family
and his stepson Jonas Halstead. (Data from American Gene alogist, Jan.
1942).
Abraham Halstead was married to Susan Whitley daughter of John and Annes
Hartley Whitley, bp. 2-1-1572, m. 9-5-1596. Annes Harley was the daughter
of John Hartley of Ovenden. John Whitley 3rd bp 2-19-1540 at Halifax,
Eng.; m.4-24-1562. John Whitley the 2nd, bur. 12-3-1561. John Whitley,
buried in England, 1539.
Children of Abraham and Susan Whitley were
Grace Halstead, bp. 5-16-1597;
Abraham Halstead, bp.4-27-1600,
Joseph bp. 7-12-1607, and
Jonas bp.1611.Jonas the first was born about 1610, married about 1632
died about 1683.
May have been from the West Riding of Yorkshire in North England. He may
have settled first at Stratford, Conn. later moving to Long Island,where
his name appears on the earliest list of proprietors in the Hempstead
town records. He was probably one of the fifty original proprietors of
1644. "All of the Halsteads living up and down the Hudson in 1790 were
descendants of this Jonas". Jonas Halstead removed t o Oyster Bay about
1660, and in about 1667 to Jamica. He served as Constable and Overseer at
Oyster Bay and as Overseer at Jamica. He owned property,land and cattle
in the various communities in which he lived and was highly respected
citizen. He returned to Hempstead, L.I. a nd died there about 1683. His
children were
Timothy, (1633-1703,
Sarah born 1638? in England, m. 1658 Captain Thomas Carle.,
Joseph 2nd. b. 1642 prob. in England, d. about 1679; m. 1670, Susanna
Harcutt, dau. of Richard Harcutt. Lived at Hempstead an d Oyster Bay,
L.I. and Martha Halstead, b 1644 prob. in America, d. a bout 1710 ;m.
1664 Jonathan Mills.

New York and New Jersey Halsteads p 57. Jonas Halstead was the imigrant
ancestor of the most numerous branch of the Halstead family. He came to
Hempstead when middle Long Island was a frontier. It is quite possible
that he was first at Stratford, Connecticut, as the historian Orcutt says
that Jonas Halstead was there early.
The old Dutch and English colonial records and the first town records of
Hempstead Oyster Bay and Jamaica provide all the information that is to
be found about Jonas and his family. It is believed that he was born
about 1610, was married abt 1632, that all his childrren were born by
1644, and that he died about 1683. Undoubedly he came to America from
England , but what members of his family he first brougt there, at what
time and by what means are unknown. It is probable that he was from the
West Riding of Yorkshire, in the north of England, the same district from
which the first Halstead in New England prob. came, and to whom he may
have been related. No facts have as yet been found to connect him in
relationship with any of the known English Halsteads or the other
Halstead immigrants to America.
The first book of records of Hempstead, covering the period from its
English settlement until 1655,has been lost.The earliest record of Jonas
Halstead is in the next succeeding book,where his name appears as a
witness to a land deed.
As of Dec 8 1655. He was in Hempstead for some part of the preceeding 11
yrs.But prob. not earlier than 1647 when sixty six citizens were given
their portion of the common land holding in the list of which his name
does not appear. Again, he was one of thirty six citizens of Hempstead
who, on Jul 4, 1656, addressed a joint letter to Governor Peter
Stuyvesant on the subject of the town's taxes to the province.
About 1660 Jonas removed to Oyster Bay and shortly thereafter to Jamicia.
He is referred to in a deed dated May 30, 1667, as Jonas Halstea d of
Stratton Island within the county of York in America. He may have lived
on Stratton Island (Staten Island) for a short time, but in Dec of the
same yr. he was a resident of Oyster Bay, He returned to Hempstead, but
his name disappears form all records after 1682, from which fact it is
supposed that he died there shortly thereafter, seventy or more yrs of
age. There is no record left either of his will or the administration of
his estate.
In the town records of Oyster Bay, there is a deed executed by him on Dec
5, 1661, in which the property conveyed is described as:... Richard
Houlbrooke house or houses built by him and mean d house lot and 2 shares
of mea dow on ye North side of ye youns and one share of meadow at
Matenacoc k and one righ of meadow at the south fours and twenty ackers
of ye g reat plains, it is on ye east side of ye foot path near ye woods
edgg .There is a record at Oyster Bay as of Mar 8 1666.. These nay
Sertifl e to all whome it may any ways conseren yut I, Jona shalstead,
Constq ble have made Legall Seaure of ye two Shipps which do belong to
Major Daniel Gotherson for an in behalfs of Matthew Pryer for a debt whic
h is due him from said Getheroson.

The town of Oyster Bay ordered on Dec 11, 1667.. ye ys Constable an d
overseers shall make a Levie on ye Town for 6 pounds which is dew J onas
Holstead for ye higher (hire) of ye forte Neck.
At Jamica, Mar 6, 1`74..

The remainder of the records show Jonas Halstead as one of the owners of
both land and cattle in the several communities in which he lived; as the
recorded of an earmark for cattle, as a member of town committees, as a
juror , and as a citizen actively generally in village affairs. It would
seem that he was successful, trustiworthy and well respected.

The identify of Jonas' wife, when and where she was born, and when and
where they were marr. are not known. There are no records of her at
Hempstead, Oyster Bay or Jamaica. Inasmuch as both her eldest daughter
and her son Timothy's eldest daughter were named Sarah, it is to be
supposed that her name was Sarah also.

History of Hempstead, New York. pge 53, copy in my file. Hempsteads
present day expert , Arthur S. Wardwell, has kindly sent for this article
the names of Yorkshire men from Halifax and vicinity who were among the
fifty original proprietors of Hempstead; Thomas Armitage (Brad ford),
John Lum and his half brother Jonas Halsted , John Strick land, the five
Woods (Edmond (Shelf) Jonas (Oram),Jonas (Halifax), Jeremiah, and
Timothy), Robert Dean, and Stephen Hudson; among the later arrivals there
were the Rev. Richard Denton, and his three sons abt 1656, Richard
Brutnell,Jonas Holdsworth, and Alexander Knowles. The discovery of Rock
Smith's 1674 deposition and the use therein of the Scottish term "liner"
is perhaps suggestive of a similar oreigin near the English Scottish
border. This agrees with the family tradition of North of England origin
mentioned in the 1838 letter of a descendant Mrs. Anne (Smith) McDonell.
Halstead, W.L. The Story of the Halsteads of the U.S.
Halstead, G.A. 350 Years of Halsteads in America
There is a record at Oyster Bay as of Mar 8 1666.. These nay Sertifle to
allw home it may any ways conseren yut I, Jona shalstead, Constqb le have
made Legall Seaure of ye two Shipps which do belong to Major Daniel
Gother son for an in behalfs of Matthew Pryer for a debt which is due him
fr om said Getheroson.
The town of Oyster Bay ordered on Dec 11, 1667.. ye ys Constable an d
overseers shall make a Levie on ye Town for 6 pounds which is dew J onas
Holstead for ye higher (hire) of ye forte Neck.
At Jamica, Mar 6, 1`74.At a town Meeting Jonas Holsteeds and John Foster
were appointed to go to Mister Pek or any other minister that ma y be
procured to come and live amongst us as our Minister.
The town of Jamicia elected Jonas overseer on Apr 13, 1675. The Town did
make choice of Samuel Smith for Constable and Jonas Holstead overseer for
ye year ensuing. Jonas Halstead and his son Timothy were the overseers of
the estate of Thomas Carle, the husband of Jonas's daughter Sarah. On May
1, 1676, Jonas made an agreement for the management of the Carle farm
with James Bate, which read in part:Ido Engegage to provid......... the
said Jonas Hallstead is to pay James best forte shillings a yeare during
the term of three years .. and the same James beat is to ...and the said
Jonas Halstead is to provid one hor for Jeames use.. and he is to have
his dya t washing and lodgin.
1352.11
From "Colonial Families of Long Island, NY, and Connecticut", by Herbert
Furman Seversmith, Vol. II & III, 1939:

Jonas Halstead "was born about 1611, and probably at Northowram, Halifax
parish, Yorkshire.

He is identified as the one of that name who was recorded as baptised in
the parish church at Halifax 23 February, 1611.

Jonas Halstead is said to have been an early settler of Stratford,
Connecticut, and was there before December, 1655. From Stratford he
removed to Hempstead, New York, where he was witness to a deed in
December, 1655.

He is recorded in the 1658 apportionment of 'Gattes' and had fifteen. An
undated list, probably of the same time, recorded that he was given
thirty-five acres of meadow as his allotment of that kind of land. He
appears to have been a speculator in land, for the records of the towns
of Hempstead, Oyster Bay, and Jamaica indicate that his residence was in
each at various and almost contemporary times....

In Jamaica [now part of Queens, New York City] on 2 May, 1673 he sold
land to John Skidmore which he had bought of Mr. Robert Coe. He was
evidently domiciled there 13 April, 1675, for he was made overseer for
the ensuing year in that place. He and his son Timothy were executors to
the estate of his son-in-law Captain Thomas Carle, who had married Jonas'
daughter, Sarah Halstead. On 1 May, 1676 Jonas Halstead made an
agreement with James Bate for the management of the Carle farm at
Hempstead. On 30 March, 1677 he sold other property which he had bought
of Mr. Robert Coe, to Jonathan Mills. This last property at Jamaica
included the home in which Halstead had been living, and upon conclusion
of the sale he returned undoubtedly to Hempstead, to be near his
children. He was probably then in his late sixties.

He recorded his earmark for livestock at Hempstead 19 January, 1680-1,
and was overseer at Hempstead for the year beginning 2 April, 1681.

It is our opinion that he died in the late part of 1683. No will or
administration is of record. He was buried probably at Hempstead, New
York."
0941-8
About 1660 Jonas rmeoved to Oyster Bay and shortly thereafter to Janaica.
He is referred to in a deed dated May 30, 1667 as "Jonas Halsted of
stratton (Staten) Island, within the county of York in America". In
December of 1667 he was in Oyster Bay, He then returned to Hempstead, but
his named idsappears from all records after 1682.
Jonas held land, different town offices and was on public committes in
the various places he lived.
Jonas' last name appears in various records as Halsted,HOlste,d Hlastead,
Halstead, hallstead, none is the incontestable authenic one.
Halstead as spilled on the deeds. He left no will


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Jonas married Sarah "Susan" Butterfield. (Sarah "Susan" Butterfield was born in 1615 in England and died in 1650 in Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA.)


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Sources


1 familysearch.org.


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