04-10   Nathan Birdsall   1705

04-10     Nathan4, Benjamin3, Nathan2, Henry1


Nathan Birdsall was born in Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1705, son of Benjamin Birdsall and Mercy Forman.  He married Jane Langdon (dau. of John Langdon) on April 12, 1726 and d. 1784.  They were the first settlers on Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, N.Y., possibly arriving in 1728.  He is said to be buried in the Quaker Hill Burying Ground at Haviland Hollow, Dutchess County, N.Y., although there are no stones remaining in the cemetery.


The following article is from The History of Duchess County by James H. Smith:



Children of Nathan Birdsall and Jane Langdon, surname Birdsall:


05-22 John, b. Aug 11, 1727, m. 1) Elizabeth Tripp and 2) Rebecca Elwell


05-23 James, b. Oct 28, 1728, m. Hanna “Betty” Akin (she b. Oct 18, 1728).  He was the first white child born on Quaker Hill.  He married on Aug 15, 1747 and was buried on Quaker Hill Burying Ground at Haviland Hollow.


05-24 Nathan Jr., b. Jan 12, 1732, m. 1) Betty Soule, 2) Content Soule, 3) Susanna Shippen, 4) Ann Britt and 5) Mary Stevens.


05-25 Lucretia, b. Nov 24, 1733, m. Gideon Wickham


05-26 Hannah, b. Jun 24, 1736,m. Gideon Hepburn


05-27 Sarah, b. Jul 10, 1739, m. Nathan Soule on Oct 27, 1762.  He d. 1806


05-28 Jane, b. Jun 26, 1741, m. Timothy Brownell and d. 1828.  He was a member of the N.Y. State Assembly 1782 to 1783.


05-29 Benjamin, b. Aug 4, 1783, m. Elizabeth Akin and d. in 1828.  He was a member of the N.Y. State Assembly 1782 to 1783.


05-30 Mary, b. Aug 1, 1745, m. Jabez Sherman, wagon maker, Quaker Hill.


05-31 Phoebe, b. Jun 10, 1749, m. 1) John Thomas, blacksmith, Quaker Hill and 2) Jeremiah Sabin.  Phoebe died August, 1797 in Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.



The Birdsall Family, George A. Birdsall, 1982, pg. 2

“Find A Grave” website Nathan Birdsall (1705-1790) - Find A Grave Memorial

The History of Duchess County, by James H. Smith



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