Source:Seaman, Mary Thomas. Seaman Family in America as Descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island

Source The Seaman family in America as descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island
Author Seaman, Mary Thomas
Surname Haviland, Hicks, Jackson, Powell, Seaman, Townsend, Willets
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher T.A. Wright
Date issued 1928
Place issued New York
Seaman, Mary Thomas. The Seaman family in America as descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island. (New York: T.A. Wright, 1928).
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Caution: I used this book briefly to find supporting detail about Family:Nathaniel Seaman and Rachel Willis (1) listed in the Source:Flushing, Queens, New York, United States. Monthly Meeting Records, 1640- and discovered that it misinterpreted nearly every date in that source. This indicates that the author is unfamiliar with month numbering changes that occur with dates before 1753.

Flushing RecordsInterpretationCorrect
Childday-month-yeargiven on p.43date
Rachel #126-5-169626 Jan 169626 Jul 1696
Nathaniel18-11-169918 Nov 169918 Jan 1699/1700
Hester8-9-17018 Sep 17018 Nov 1701
Jacob10-8-170310 Aug 170310 Oct 1703
Abraham10-11-170610 Nov 170610 Jan 1706/07
Rachel #29-1-17089 Jan 17089 Mar 1707/08
Hezekiah11-3-17114 Mar 171111 May 1711
Thomas2-11-17132 Nov 1712/132 Jan 1713/14
Samuel13-4-171513 Apr 171513 Jun 1715

Most, but not all, of these errors are simply not realizing that the first month of the year was March, not January, until 1753. But the net result was when this source gave a date for which I had no original document, I was unwilling to accept it at face value, but also unwilling to cite a date based on my guess at what was probably the real date. So while this source was useful for general relationships, it was necessary to find a confirming source for all the dates. --Jrich 20:10, 8 June 2010 (EDT)

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FHL film numbers

  • 1018899 Item 4