Orderly Books of the Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780: The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783

Orderly Books of the Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780: The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783

Orderly Books of the Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780: The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783

Orderly Books of the Fourth New York Regiment, 1778-1780: The Second New York Regiment, 1780-1783

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In the year 1630 Robert Tallmadge emigrated from Old England to New England and became one of the earliest inhabitants of the colony of New Haven. In 1648 he married Sarah Nash, and after her death in 1658 he was united in matrimony a second time to Margery Baker. To the first union were born six children of whom the fourth, John Tallmadge (b. 1654; d. 1690), continued the line to which the writer of most of these Orderly Books belonged. John's son, James Tallmadge (b. 1689; d. 1728), was the grandfather of Samuel Tallmadge.

Among the eight children of Captain James Tallmadge was Benjamin Tallmadge, who was born in 1725 in New Haven, Conn. After having been graduated from Yale College in 1747 he served as a teacher a few years, then studied theology, and in 1750 was licensed as a Congregational minister. The same year he married as his first wife Susannah Smith of White Plains, N. Y., and located in Rye township, Westchester county, N. Y. During the winter of 1751-52 he preached in Stratfield parish (later Bridgeport), Conn., but resigned in April. The next month he was invited to the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church in Setauket, town of Brookhaven, Long Island, and accepted the call. He was ordained there on October 23, 1754 as minister at large. The sermons delivered on that occasion by the Rev. Ebenezer Prime and the Rev. Samuel Buell, both Yale graduates, were printed.

For 33 years (1752-85) he served the church of Setauket as pastor supplementing his meager salary by tutoring private pupils for college. He was the father of five sons: William (b. Oct. 17, 1752; d. 1776); Benjamin (b. Feb. 25, 1754; d. Mar. 7, 1835); Samuel (b. Nov. 23, 1755; d. Apr. 1, 1825); John (b. Sept. 19, 1757; d. Feb. 24, 1823); and Isaac . . .

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