I am a researcher of the Jaycocks family in general, and I have
been trying to connect the Southern Poughkeepsie,
Precinct, and Putnam County Jaycocks/Jacocks/Jaycox lines to one
to the earlier family in Hempstead.
Today, in a genealogy of the line of Gershom Jacocks, a resident
of Putnam County, I found this statement:
"With the exceptions of the man in the south and the man in
Massachusetts, the rest of the Jeacocks men living in 1790,lived
within 60 miles of one another, ***in the general area where
some Jaycoxes from Hempstead settled in the early 1700s. We
know they moved to that area, because we acquired photocopies of
their bill of sale of Hempstead land sold after they had moved
up along the Hudson River,*****"
SO, this amazing document, this bill of sale of later Jaycocks
selling ancestral land in Hempstead, SO pertinent to my research
Would some kind Putnam County researcher aim me in the right
direction to access it? The reference is a little nebulous here,
doesn't say who sold the land or where they were, aside from
"along the Hudson" but most were
around Fishkill, "Southern Precinct", Phillipstown, in what was
I have contacted the Putnam Historical Society, who is
overwhelmed at the prospect of transmitting their voluminous
Jaycox file, and while I have made a formal request, and paid
for a partial search, I am still in need of hiring someone
familiar with that place, and an actual genealogist, (whom many
of the volunteer staff are not), who can help me by photocopying
portions the treasure trove of information they possess.
Applicants cheerfully accepted!