Thank you, Janet. I thought that might be the case.
I saw an advertisement over the last couple of days for the book you mentioned and I
thought it sounded very interesting.
In an uncanny coincidence, I read a bibliography today about Gen. Sullivan's letters
and I've been trying to read up on him and soldiers under his command.
janetb <janetbritton(a)att.net> wrote:
The published lists of the Reformed Dutch Church at Port Richmond do
the years 1772-1786. Does anyone know if these years exist in an archive or
were they lost/destroyed?
Jamie, I don't know the answer to that, but some background:
I am currently reading _Holden's Staten Island: The History of Richmond County_ by our
borough historian, Richard Dickenson, published 2002 by the Center for Migration Studies,
NY. (I bought it at Amazon.) I just finished the chapter on the Revolution and wanted to
"The Reformed Dutch Church in Port Richmond had been damaged during General
Sullivan's invasion." (p. 46) and "The Reformed Dutch Church in Port
Richmond, in ruins after the Revolutionary War, was rebuilt in 1786 and again in 1844.
This third church, reminiscent of the Greek Revival style of architecture popular in the
1840s, still stands." (p. 54)
From the sounds of it, little on the Island escaped destruction during those times.
Disclaimer: please note, I have no financial interest in this book, but I'm enjoying
the heck out of reading it!