I've been trying to sort out the early Cases of Southold, NY, and am puzzled by the William Pew who married at Southold in 1727 -- the name Pew is not otherwise seen in town records.Circumstantial evidence suggests that he is your William, but I have no direct proof.I was wondering whether you have information that would tend to confirm, disprove or otherwise be pertinent to what I have speculated at the end of the note?
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Abigail Case married William Pew at Southold on March 16, 1727 --she was born between 1703 and 1707, presuming a marriage age of 20-24 years.She was certainly born after 1698, as she does not appear in the Southold census of that year.I have not been able to identify her parents from records, but it is possible that she is a younger sister of Ichabod Case, following. [Salmon Records, NYGBR, 1918, p. 71]
Ichabod Case is listed with his parents, Theophilus and Hannah Case, in the Southold census of 1698.He married (1) Mary Terrill on Sept. 14, 1715, but she died Nov. 11, 1716, (2) Abagail Mapes on April 16, 1717, but she died March 21, 1724, and (3) Hannah Goldsmith on July 17, 1725.[Salmon Records, NYGBR, 1918, pp. 65, 68 and 1916, pp. 352, 355]
The deaths of Ichabod and Hannah Case are not noted in Southold's Salmon Records, which suggests that the family removed from the town.
The will ofIchabod Case of Roxbury, Morris County, NJ, dated July 22, 1762 and proved Sept., 28, mentions wife Hannah (executor), son William, daughters Abigail, Hannah and Kezia, and grandson Joseph Case (under age). Constant King is also an executor. [Morris County Wills, Liber H, p. 292, abstract atwww.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njmorris/vitalrecords/wills2.htm#C]
Ichabod Case is not found on the 1752 freeholders list for Morris County, NJ, but Constant King, William Pew and William Pew, Jr. are all freeholders of Roxbury Twp.Constant King had married Phebe Horton on Feb. 13, 1734 at Southold, but moved to Black River, NJ (now Chester in Morris Co.) where he died March 15, 1780 according to a King genealogy.[www.gti.net/mocolib1/ref/1752.pdf;NYGBR, April, 1902]
Other Southold families on the 1752 Roxbury freeholders list are Caleb Horton, his son Nathaniel and his daughter Rhoda who had married Robert Robson. [Horton genealogy (George F. Horton, author), p. 68-69].
It would seem reasonable speculations that William and Abigail (Case) Pew moved from Southold to Roxbury, NJ.
I would appreciate your thoughts, and whatever additional information or clues that you can provide (e.g, perhaps the names of the children of William Pew, Sr.).
NYGBR = New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.