The Battle of Long Island was lost in 1776. Long Island was occupied by the British for 7 years. A majority of the people living in Nassau County's south shore communities people wereopposed to going to war with England.The people living on the north shore were Whigs.
Check the pictures "unidentified Raynors 1800s" on TheRaynorFamily@groups,msn,com. They could be Carrier descendants. I think the first one may be Daniel and Phebe Raynor of Roosevelt, LI . All the pictures were found in the home where Daniel's grandson died.