Duryea-Murray-Walter Family History

For this section, I have found a great deal of information from two sources: A History of Long Island by William S. Pelletreau published in 1903, and The Descendants of Jonathan Murray of East Guilford CT by William B. Murray, published around 1900. Because of our family's proud relationship to Winston Churchill, I have also included the confluence of our family trees herein via the Murray family. With all of the lines, I have attempted to trace them back to the first of their line to immigrate to America, but I have been unsuccessful doing that with the Walter line, going back from my paternal grandmother's grandfather, George Kraus Walter, married to {8} Albina Landstreet (below).

{2} Joost (Joseph) Durie, b. in Burgundy, France, d. 1727 Brooklyn, NY, was a French Huguenot who fled France in anticipation of the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which was to bring in persecution of any non-Catholics), settled in the Netherlands & m. Magdalena Le Fevre, another French refugee in the Netherlands, in 1660. In 1675, they immigrated to the American colonies & settled on Long Island, in Brooklyn NY. They had at least 1 son:
{2} Edward Doty b. May 14 1598 East Halton, England, d. Aug 23 1655 Barnstable Ma, joined the Puritan Pilgrims in Plymouth, England in Sep 1620 & sailed on the Mayflower with 101 other passengers to the New World & landed in Massachusetts Bay. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, the agreement to form a lawful community on Cape Cod. Having survived the 1st terrible winter when about half of the settlers died, he eventually became a wealthy land owner on Cape Cod. On Jan 9 1635, he m. Faith Clarke (b. 1619 Ipswich, England, d. Dec 21 1675 Marshfield, Ma, d/o Thurston & Faith Clarke, settlers from England coming in 1634) & they had 9 children including a son:
{2} Edward Hinman b. 1627 England, d. Nov 26 1681 Woodbury Ct, was a sergeant-in-arms for King Charles I who escaped from Oliver Cromwell by immigrating to the American colonies in 1650 & settling among the Puritan communities of Ct. He m. another immigrant, Hannah Sarah Stiles (b. Oct 1631 Millbrook, England, d. Aug 25 1677 Stamford Ct.) & had several children including:
{2} Joseph Hawkins b. Apr 3 1642 Boston Ma, d. Oct 12 1682 Derby Ct, s/o Robert & Mary Pease Hawkins, immigrants from Plymouth, England, m. Abigail Holbrook (b. May 21 1648 New Netherland, d. ~1681 Derby Ct, d/o Richard & Agnes Holbrook, immigrants from Glastonbury, England) on Apr 8 1668 in Derby Ct & had several children including a daughter:
{2} John Scovill b. 1635 Shapwick, England, d. Nov 18 1700 Haddam Ct, s/o Richard & Mary Magdaline Cooke Scovill of Dorset Cty, England, m. Sarah Barnes (b. Dec 3 1648 Hartford Ct, d. Feb 7 1689 Middlesex Cty, Ct, d/o Thomas & Mary Andrews Barnes, immigrants from Barking, England) on Mar 29 1666 in Farmington Ct. & had several children including a son:
{2} Obadiah Richards b. 1646 Hartford Ct, d. Nov 11 1702 Waterbury Ct, s/o Thomas & Priscilla Wakeman Richards, immigrants from Worcestershire, England, m. Hannah Andrews (b. Feb 26 1646 Farmington Ct, d. ~1725 Waterbury Ct, d/o John & Mary Lily Smith Andrews, immigrants from Somerset, England) in ~1666 & had several children including a daughter:
{2} Matthew Mitchell b. ~1653 Stratford Ct, d. Sep 11 1736 Woodbury Ct, s/o David & Sarah Wheeler Mitchell, immigrants from England, m. Mary Thompson (b. Jul 20 1655 Stratford Ct, d. Jan 18 1711 Woodbury Ct, d/o John & Mirable Fitch Thompson, immigrants from England) in ~1670 in Stratford Ct. & had several children including a son:
{2} Samuel Jenner b. ~1650 on board a vessel coming from England to America according to most stories, d. Aug 17 1738 Woodbury Ct, m. Hannah Hinman (b. Jul 15 1666 Stratford, d. Apr 1743 Woodbury Ct, d/o Edward & Hannah Hinman) in ~1684 & had 7 or 8 children including a daughter:


{3}Abraham Durie b. 1685, d. 1753, s/o Joost & Magdalene Durie, m. Elizabeth Polhemius (b. Nov 5 1693 Brooklyn NY, d. ~1776 Brooklyn NY, d/o Theodoris & Aertje Bogart Polhemius, immigrants from Itamarco, Brazil) in 1714 & had several children including a son:
{3} Isaac Doty b. Feb 8 1648 Plymouth Ma, d. Jan 7 1728 Oyster Bay NY, s/o Edward & Faith Doty, m. Elizabeth England (b. 1651 Newport RI, d. 1733 Piscataway NJ, d/o William & Elizabeth Parsons England/Ingles, immigrants from England) in 1673 & had 5 children including a son:
{3} Titus Hinman b. Jan 5 1656 Stratford Ct, d. Apr 5 1736 Woodbury Ct, s/o Edward & Hannah Hinman, m. Mary Hawkins (b. Jun 11 1677 Derby Ct, d. Jun 1 1756 Woodbury Ct, d/o Joseph & Abigail Hawkins) on Jun 14 1703 Woodbury Ct. & had at least 1 son:
{3} John Scovill b. May 17 1674 Farmington Ct, d. Jan 26 1726 Waterbury Ct, s/o John & Sarah Scovill, m. Hannah Richards (b. Jun 6 1670 Farmington Ct, d. Mar 5 1720 Waterbury Ct, d/o Obadiah & Hannah Richards) on Feb 6 1693 in Waterbury Ct. & had several children including a daughter:
{3}Jonathan Mitchell b. Jul 1 1683 Woodbury, d. May 5 1744 Woodbury Ct, s/o Matthew & Mary Mitchell, m. Hannah Jenner (b. May 18 1688 Woodbury Ct, d. Nov 27 1732 Woodbury Ct, d/o Samuel & Hannah Jenner) on Jan 25 1706 in Woodbury Ct & had at least 1 son:
{3}William Preston b. Mar 21 1677 Woodbury Ct, d. Sep 5 1754 Woodbury Ct, s/o Hackaliah & Emma Fairchild Preston, m. Martha Judson (b. Dec 1 1686 Woodbury Ct, d. Sep 5 1754 Woodbury Ct [no explanation found for both dying same day], d/o Thomas & Emma Faith Seabrook Fairchild) on Jun 2 1705 in Woodbury Ct. & had several children including a daughter:
{3} Jonathan Murray b. 1665 in Scotland, d. Aug 17 1747 in Ct, immigrated to the American colonies ~1685. He m. Anne Bradley (b. Nov 16 1669, d. Jun 1 1749) & had ~10 children including a son:


{4} Daniel Durie b. 1718, d. 1810, s/o Abraham & Elizabeth Durie, m. Maragrieta/Margaret "Geertje" Koeck (b. 1722, d. 1777, a descendant of Laurens Cornelisen Koeck, an early NY settler from Denmark) & they had at least 1 son:
{4} James Doty b. Dec 21 1693 Oyster Bay NY, d. Feb 4 1773 Oyster Bay NY, s/o Isaac & Elizabeth Doty, m. Catherine Latting (b. 1697 Oyster Bay NY, d. Mar 15 1781 Long Island City NY, d/o Josias & Susannah Coles Latting of Lattingtown NY) in ~1730 & had at least 1 daughter:
{4} Moses Orme b. 1696 Prince George's Cty. Md, d. Dec 17 1772 Prince George's Cty. Md, m. Anne Bradley (b. England) on Feb 4 1719 Bulwell, England & had at least 1 son:
{4} Samuel Taylor b. Jul 18 1699 Prince George's Cty. Md, d. May 26 1749 Prince George's Cty. Md, m. Mary Wight (b. ~1702, d. ~1759) & had at least 1 daughter:
{4} Eleazar Hinman b. Apr 17 1705 Woodbury Ct, d. Dec 27 1757 Woodbury Ct, s/o Titus & Mary Hinman, m. Hannah Scovill (b. Mar 19 1706 Waterbury Ct, d. 1790 Stratford Ct, d/o John & Hannah Scovill) in ~1730 & had at least 1 son:
{4} Matthew Mitchell b. Mar 31 1709 Woodbury Ct, d. Oct 29 1792 Woodbury Ct, s/o Jonathan & Hannah Mitchell, m. Hannah Preston (b. Dec 18 1713 Woodbury Ct, d. Jan 12 1761 Woodbury Ct, d/o William & Martha Preston) on Oct 9 1734 in Woodbury Ct. & had at least 1 daughter:
{4} Jehiel Murray b. Mar 28 1708 East Guilford Ct, d. Jun 17 1798 Litchfield Cty. Ct, s/o Jonathan & Anne Murray, m. Mary Way (b. Aug 7 1715, d. Oct 12 1806, d/o George & Lydia Sprague Way) on Nov 12 1733 in Guilford Ct. & they had 11 children, including a son:

 
{5} Gabriel Durie (who began to alter the spelling of his name to Duryea) b. Jun 3 1750 Flatbush NY, d. 1821, s/o Daniel & Margaret Durie, m. Phoebe Hoogland (b. Jun 27 1752 NY, d. May 24 1798 Glen Cove NY, d/o Cornelius & Sarah Woertman Hoogland, descendants of recent immigrants from The Netherlands) in 1770 & had at least 1 son:
{5} Mary Doty b. 1750 Long Island NY, d. 1808 Long Island NY, s/o James & Catherine Doty m. John Gritman (b. Sep 19 1738 NY, d. Feb 1809 NY, s/o Thomas & Abigail Sprague Gritman) in 1764 & had at least 1 daughter:
{5} Moses Orme II b. Jun 4 1730 Prince George's Cty. Md, d. Feb 12 1782 Rockville Md, s/o Moses & Anne Orme, m. Verlinda Taylor (b.Aug 18 1751 Prince George's Cty. Md, d. Sep 5 1759 Prince George's Cty. Md, d/o Samuel & Mary Taylor) on Oct 18 1752 Prince George's Cty. Md & had at least 1 son:
{5} Eleazar Hinman b. Sep 24 1734 Woodbury Ct, d. Oct 17 1801 Bethlehem Ct, s/o Eleazar & Hannah Hinman, m. Rhoda Mitchell (b. Mar 9 1746 Woodbury Ct, d. Dec 1812 Bristol Ct, d/o Matthew & Hannah Mitchell) on Dec 13 1769 in Woodbury Ct. & had 6 children, the 5th of whom was:
{5} Reuben Murray b. Feb 17 1743 Canaan Ct, d. Nov 26 1810 Pompey NY, s/o Jehiel & Mary Murray, was a Lt. in the American Revolution. He m. Sarah Guthrie (b. Apr 30 1744 Woodbury Ct, d. 1792 Pompey NY, d/o John & Abigail Coe Guthrie of Stratford Ct) in 1766 & had 8 children including 2 daughters:

 
{6} Cornelius Duryea b. 1776, d. Jan 26 1844, s/o Gabriel & Phoebe Durie/Duryea, m. Jemima Van Hansen Van Nostrand (b. 1775, d. 1862, descended from immigrants from The Netherlands) & had several children including a son:
{6} Catherine Rogers Gritman b. 1765 Long Island NY, d/o John & Mary Doty Gritman, m. Zebulon Wright (b ~1761 Long Island NY, d. ~1839 Long Island NY, who was descended from Peter Wright, who immigrated from England to the Ma. Bay Colony in 1635 & moved to Long Island where he bought much of the land on which Glen Cove now sits) in 1785 & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} Samuel Taylor Orme b. Dec 1757 Prince George's Cty. Md, d. 1837 Ky, s/o Moses & Verlinda Orme, m. Elizabeth Brashears & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} Mitchell Hinman b. Sep 1778 Woodbury Ct, d. 1829, s/o Eleazar & Rhoda Hinman, m. Thirza Gage (b. ~1780 Ct) in ~1803 in Woodbury Ct. & had at least 1 daughter:
{6} Mary Murray b. 1770 Canaan Ct, d. May 14 1817 Pompey NY, Reuben & Sarah Murray, m. Roger Carpenter (b. 1768, d. Apr 2 1840 Pompey NY, s/o Daniel Carpenter, a descendant of Joseph Carpenter who in 1668 acquired the land which became Glen Cove NY) in 1791 & had 7 children:
{6} Aurora Murray b. Jan 18 1785 Chatham NY, d. Apr 6 1867 New York NY, d/o Reuben & Sarah Murray, m. Isaac Jerome (b. Oct 26 1786, d. Jul 20 1866 Syracuse NY, s/o Aaron & Elizabeth Ball Jerome, who were descended from Timothy Jerome, a Huguenot who immigrated to New York in 1717 & who began his adult life wealthy but lost much on his part in the building of the Erie Canal) on Mar 18 1807 in Pompey NY & had 11 children:

 
{7} Hendrick Vanderbilt Duryea b. Feb 26 1799 Glen Cove NY, d. Apr 1 1891 Glen Cove NY, s/o of Cornelius & Jemima Duryea. Hendrick – with his sons John, Hiram & Edgar – began in 1855 to build Glen Cove Manufacturing Co., the largest corn starch processing plant in the world at that time in Glen Cove. Their corn starch was marketed all over the U.S. & Europe, having won awards at international fairs in Brussels & Paris. He m. Elizabeth Zebulon Wright (b. Sep 12 1798, d. Jan 9 1881, d/o Zebulon & Catherine Wright) on Dec 12 1819 & had 9 children:
{7} John Landstreet (anglicized from Dutch birth name of Jurian Landstraat) b. Jan 17 1785 Amsterdam, Netherlands, d. Sep 22 1851, m. Anne Verlinda Orme (b. May 20 1792, d. May 13 1883 Baltimore Md, d/o Samuel & Elizabeth Orme) on Apr 18 1810 in Baltimore Md. & had at least 1 daughter:
{7} Philo Murray Carpenter b. Dec 8 1796 Oswego NY, d. Jun 1869 Oswego NY, s/o Roger & Mary Carpenter, m. Rhoda Velona Hinman (b. 1805 Herkimer Cty. NY, d. 1844 Oswego NY, d/o Mitchell & Thirza Hinman) in 1826 in Woodbury Ct. & had 6 children:
{7} Leonard Walter Jerome b. Nov 3 1817 Pompey NY, d. Mar 3 1891 Brighton, England, s/o Isaac & Aurora Jerome, m. Clarissa "Clara" Hall (b. Jul 16 1825 Palmyra NY, d. Apr 2 1895 Tunbridge Wells, England, d/o Ambrose & Clarissa Wilcox Hall) on Apr 5 1849 in Palmyra NY & had 4 daughters:

 
{8} John Duryea b. Jan 14 1827 Glen Cove NY, d. May 12 1907 Staunton Va (visiting, buried in Glen Cove NY), s/o of Hendrick & Elizabeth Duryea, m. Jane Aurora Carpenter (b. 1829 Oswego NY, d. 1892 Glen Cove NY, d/o Philo & Rhoda Carpenter) in Jun 1851 & had at least 1 daughter:
{8} Albina Landstreet b. ~1815, d. Dec 21 1858 Baltimore Md, d/o John & Ann Landstreet, m. George Kraus Walter (b. ~1812 Md, d. May 20 1895 Baltimore Md) in 1833 & had 8 children, the youngest of whom was:
         After Albina's death in 1858, George m. Susan "Susie" Risteau (b. Mar 1827, d. after 1900) & had 3 children: Susan Risteau "Susie," Leila (or Alettica) & William

{8} Jeanette "Jennie" Jerome b. Jan 9 1854 Brooklyn NY, d. Jun 29 1921 London, England, 2nd c/o Leonard & Clara Jerome, m. Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill (b. Feb 13 1849 London, England, d. Jan 24 1895 London, England, 3rd s/o John Winston Spencer-Churchill, the 7th Duke of Marlboro & Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane) on Apr 15 1874 in the British Embassy in Paris, France & had 2 sons:

 
{9} Frank George Walter b. Sep 27 1854 Baltimore Md, d. Jul 24 1915 Baltimore Md (at Johns Hopkins while undergoing an operation for appendicitis), s/o George & Albina Walter, m. Emma Jerome Duryea (b. Jul 4 1866 Glen Cove NY, d. Feb 9 1934 Washington DC, d/o John & Jane Duryea) on Oct 26 1887 in Glen Cove NY & had 9 children:


{10} Gladys Virginia Walter b. Mar 8 1900 Brooklyn NY, d. Jul 16 1961 Memphis Tn., 6th c/o Frank & Emma Walter, m. Christopher Harris "Kit" Williams III (b. Jan 20 1896 Washington DC, d. Aug 31 1948 Memphis Tn, s/o John Sharp & Elizabeth Dial Webb Williams [See my research on the Williams line]) on Nov 3 1917 in Washington DC & had 5 children, the 1st two of which died in childbirth. The remaining are:
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