M, b. circa 1655, d. before 20 November 1725
|Father||Richard Valentine I b. c 1620, d. b 1684|
|Mother||Deborah (?) d. a 31 Aug 1698|
Richard was born circa 1655 in the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. On 1 November 1676, he receives 3 acres from the town of Hempsted. This indicates he had obtained the age of majority. Richard married Sarah Halstead, daughter of Timothy Halstead and Sarah Williams, circa 1682 in the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York.3 Richard appeared on the list of inhabitants of Hempstead in 1673. In December 1676, records refered to him as a "Hempstead Rioter". He asked to be exempted from punishment on account of his youth & ignorance. On 1 November 1676, the town had granted him three acres of land. In 1683, he was assessed on 6 acres, 3 oxen, 3 cows & eight younger cattle. 31 August 1698, Richard and Sarah and his wife, [ROF:Hempstead Town] were listed on the Hempstead Town Census. Enumerated in this household were Richard Valentine, Sarah, Richard, Sarah, Phebe, Martha, Miriam, Ann, Hannah & David. Richard made his will on 19 December 1723 at the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He refers to himself as of Hempstead, Queens County, New, yeoman, ancient in years & weak in body. He mentions his wife & children and minor cousin Phebe Waters "if she tarry in my family til she is eighteen". He mentions: his eldest son, Richard, David, his youngest son, Jonathan, Sarah Smith; Phebe Downing; Ann, wife of John Carle & Hannah, wife of George Pine. Richard departed this life before 20 November 1725 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 20 November 1725.
|Sarah Halstead b. 2 Oct 1660|
- [S90] Genealogies of Long Island Families From the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Volume II: page 493 - Richard Valentine ( Richard), born about 1650, married in 1686 (Hinshaw 3:462) Sarah, daughter of Timothy Hasstead by his wife Sarah Williams. His name appeared on the list of inhabitants of the town in 1673 (DHNY 1:658). In 1683 he was assessed on 6 acres, 3 oxen,3 cows, 8 younger cattle (DHNY 2:526).
In December 1676 he wa referred to as a “Hempstead Rioter” and asked to be exempted from punishment on account of his youth and ignorance, which would indicate a much later birth than the traditional one here given. However, he was granted “3 akers” by the town on 1 November 1676 and must have reached his majority by then.
In his will, dated 19 December 1723 and proved 20 November 1725, he refers to himself as “of Hempstead, Queens County, New York, yeoman” and “ancient in years and weak in body.” He mentions not only his wife and children, but also this minor cousin Phebe Waters “if she tarry in my family till she is eighteen.”
Richard and Sarah (Halstead) Valentine had seven children: Richard “eldest son”: David (b. 5 May 1689) m. Apr. 716 Charity (b. 1 Sept. 1695) dau. Of Nathan Coles; Jonathan “youngest son” m. Huldah (-); Sarah m. a Smith; Phebe m. a Downing; Ann m. Jphn Carle; Hannah m. George Pine.
- [S126] Thomas Weston Valentine, The Valentine's in America,, page 10 - in 1702, Richard Valentine was one of the Grand Jury raised especially to indict Samuel Bownes, an itinerant Quaker preacher who came to that region ; but instead of doing so, the jury indorsed the paper "Ignoramus," and returned it to the Judge, utterly refusing to have anything to do with such dirty work. Many of Richard's posterity afterwards became " Friends " themselves, and some remain such to this day.
- [S119] Herbert Furman Seversmith, Colonial Families of Long Island, New York & Connecticut, page 1223 - Sarah Halstead married Richard Valentine, son of Richard Valentine. She was born 2 October 1660, probably at Hempstead. She married about 1680 Richard Valentine of Hempstead and resided there the rest of her life. ... From Sarah's father, Timothy Halstead "to my son-in-law, Richard Valentine" sealed 1st of April 1686.