Thursday, December 2, 2010


...I've just been recording in PAF the new info I've found on this family. This was a fairly prolific family, it seems a bit strange that I haven't been contacted by any living descendants [with the exception of Kimi Ruiz, descendant of Emma Augusta Hempstead].

At any rate, my primary question was answered, Phoebe Hempstead does descend from Joshua Hempstead of New London CT. I still have nothing on Sarah Sherman, wife of Christopher Hempstead [Sr.]. And the Nathaniel Hempstead b. 1803 Brooklyn NY, died 1870 Riverhead, Long Island...I  believe he married Caroline Glispie, but can find absolutely nothing on the family he may have had, nor what occurred in his life between his marriage and his death...I did find one or two articles in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle mentioning a Nathaniel Hempste[a]d who was drunk and disorderly...don't know if that was him or not.


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Lidian said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers group! I recognized the name Hempstead right away, having read (and reviewed) Benjamin Feldman's terrific book - and Jack Finney's Forgotten News (which is not as thoroughly researched as Feldman's book and thus kind of skewed in its portrayal of Emma and Harvey).

Most of my roots are in Brooklyn, BTW - from its beginnings in the 17th century through the Victorian era and right up to my parents (one born in Brooklyn, and one raised there) - so I look forward to reading about your research.