James Sands1,2

M, b. 1662, d. 1732
Father*James Sands b. 1622, d. 13 Mar 1694/95
Mother*Sarah Walker b. 1629, d. 1709
     James was born in 1662 at Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. He was the son of James Sands and Sarah Walker. James married Mary Cornell, daughter of John Cornell, in 1697 at Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. James made his will on 21 September 1730 at the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

In the name of God, Amen, the 21 day of September, 1730. I, James Sands, of Oyster Bay, being in perfect health, I leave to my son, Othniel Sands, the west lot, that I bought of Anthony Wright, and 1/2 of my right in the Old Purchase, beside what I have already given to him by deed of gift. And he is to pay my sons Abijah and John, each 13 pounds. I leave to my son, James Sands, all my farm, meadows, and messuages, now in my possession at Matinecock, in Queens County, that is, my house, farm, besides all that I lately bought of Isaac Foreman, and 1/2 of my right on the east end of the Plains; Also two young oxen, 2 cows, 3 horses, and all my carpenter and cooper's tools. An he is to pay my sons Abijiah and John, 20 pounds each. I leave to my sons Abiajah and John all that half share of land of mine in Goshen, in Orange County, in partnership with Richard Cornwell, except 100 acres given to Samuel Everitt; Also 1/2 my right in Oyster Bay Old Purchase, Also a bed and covering. I leave all the rest of my personal property to my four daughters, Mary, Zerviah, Jerusha, and Sarah. "My son James is to keep 1/2 of Sarah's part, till Sarah hath a child, and if that never be, then to James to remain." I leave to my grand daughter, Sarah Everitt,10 pounds. I appoint Caleb Cornell, Esq., of Hempstead, and Samuel Underhill, of Oyster Bay, executors. Witnesses, William Burch, Peter Hegeman, Benjamin Carpenter. [New York Wills: Liber 12, page 129]

James departed this life in 1732 at Cow Neck in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York, at age 70 years. His will was probated on 16 January 1733/34.


Mary Cornell b. 1679
     The children of James Sands and Mary Cornell were as follows:; James & Mary had children: Othniel [1699], James [1702], Abijah [170_-1769], John [1710], Zerriah, Mary, Bathsheba, Jerusha & Sarah [1728]. 


  1. [S132] Malcolm Samds Wilson, Descendants James Sands of Block Island, p. 3.
  2. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 27: pages 135-136.