Colonial New York Families
The Empire State the 11th state of the United States July 26, 1788
My fifth great-grandparents were Peter EIKENBERRY 1731-1812 New York to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Preble County, Ohio and Fronica GROFF about 1735-1805 of Franklin County, Virginia.
Peter's parents Martiniss EICHENBERG 1701-after 1756 Neuwied, Germany to New York to Berks or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Anna DORNIN 1702-after 1745 of Neuwied, Germany to New York to Berks or Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
My fifth great-grandparents John THURSTON 1714-1767 Bristol County, Massachusetts to Duchess County, New York and Saberah last name Stodder Stoddard or Seabury which has yet to be clarified 1715-1764 Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Duchess County, New York.
My FOREMAN families were early arrivals from England to Oyster Bay on Long Island by 1645, perhaps descended from a former Mayor of London, England, founded Flushing, New York, contributed greatly during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars with various military officers, sheriffs and others over the years. Several generations lived on Long Island before moving into New Jersey, then Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and other states. My last FOREMAN ancestor was Rachel FIRMAN wife of Edmund TIMMONS of Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio.
My eighth great-grandparents were Aaron FORMAN before 1637 - after 1698 England to Monmouth County, New Jersey and Dorothy of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York. Son Thomas FOREMAN was born about 1655 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York about 20 years after their arrival from England.
Aaron's parents were Robert FORMAN 1605-1669 England to Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York and Johanna died before 1672 Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York.
Joel THURSTON son of John and Saberah born in 1738/1739 Bristol County, Massachusetts married Miriam BLAKELY and was in Easton, Washington County, New York by 1760 where most of their ten children were born. Son Daniel married Margaret BIRCH in 1802 and also had ten children, then moved to Michigan where Daniel died in 1836 St. Joseph County. Their daughter Barbara F. THURSTON married Peter PROUGH, lived in LaGrange County, Indiana most of their lives. They are thought to have died after 1894 in Missouri or Oklahoma.