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William Henry Roll


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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"


I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.


Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se


The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown


St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."



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Staten Island Census, 1706


The Narrows from Staten Island

The Narrows from Staten Island, 1868
Jasper Francis Cropsey


The following transcription is taken from John E. Stillwell's Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Data Relating to the Settlement and Settlers of New York and New Jersey, Vol I. 1903, pp. 149-156. Stillwell cites "List of the Inhabitants of the Towns of New Rochelle and Westchester for the year 1698," New York Colonial Manuscripts, Vol. 42, p. 60. Obviously this is a census of Staten Island, 1706. The census taker was Lambert Garrison. The accuracy of this census is open to question.