John Salmon

M, b. 1698, d. 28 July 1762
Gravestone of John Salmon
     John was born in 1698 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. John married Lydia Paine, daughter of Father (?) Paine and Mother (?) (?), on 7 December 1721 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.1 John made his will on 20 July 1762.

In the name of God, Amen, July 20, 1762. I, John Salmon, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being sick. I order all debts to be paid. I leave to my nephew, Joshua Salmon, "my silver-headed sword, and my gun, and the great chest that was my fathers." I leave to the children of my deceased nephew, Joseph Terry, £5 (names not given). I leave to my wife Lydia the use of all my estate during the time she remains my widow, "and after her death or marriage, I give all my estate, to be and remain forever, for the support of the Gospel in the First Society in the Town of Southold, for the support of a Godly, Orthodox minister of the Dissenting order, Clear and Sound in the Calvinistical Doctrine, and approved of by at least three Orthodox Ministers of Dissenting order in the Town, or next neighboring Towns, and called by at least two-thirds of those which usually pay their proportion of money for the support of the Gospel ministry in this Society." My executors may sell all lands, negroes, and other movables, with the consent of my wife, and after her death for the support of the Gospel, as above. After the death of my executors, the Society to choose two men as a committee, honestly and faithfully to supply the charge. I make my trusty friend, Deacon Benjamin Bayley, and Robert Hempstead, both of Southold, executors.
Witnesses, Abraham Davids, Joseph Horton, Daniel Hull Wickham. Proved, July 28, 1762. Confirmed by Governor Monckton, September 15, 1762.2

John departed this life on Wednesday, 28 July 1762 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. The inscription on his stone reads: "".3 He was buried in Mattituck in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Family

Lydia Paine b. 1698, d. 4 Apr 1776

Citations

  1. [S181] William Salmon, The Salmon Records, a Private Registar of Marriages & Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N.Y., and of persons more or less closely associated with that place, 1696-1811., page 128 - 16 December 1731 Benamin Vail & Mary Pain; a few pages earlier - 7 December 1721 John Salmon & Lidiah Pain.
  2. [S506] Note: New York Wills - page 445.
  3. [S1275] Find a grave.