Sources and Resources
Notes, Questions and Errata
Sources and Resources
Suffolk County, New York History. The copy I have access to is in the Los Angeles Downtown library and is kept in a "wrapped" container because the book has fallen apart. The pages are very brittle. This book is hopefully on LDS microfilm.
Heritage, Doug Geist, 1986. Not a genealogy. A family history book with diaries and articles by folks who remember the 19th century.
Manuscript: Hallockville, Suffolk County Historical Society and Museum, Riverhead, NY. In the book "Heritage", compiled and edited by Doug Geist, 1986, there is a transcription which is cited as "obtained" from the Suffolk County Historical Society and Museum, Riverhead, NY. I presume this is manuscript in their collection. There is a reference and quotes in this article from a diary of David Halsey Hallock (1838-1939). I don't know if the person writing this article had the full diary in his/her possession, or if it may be in the possession of the Suffolk County Historical Society.
"The Autobiography of an Old House", Bessie L. Hallock, 1950. This work is cited in the above mentioned article about Hallockville, and is apparently a history of the Hallock Farm Home, which is presently on the Register of Historic Places. I presume the first place to look for this would be the Suffolk County Historical Society, although it might possibly be on film with the LDS library in Salt Lake. I have not seen it.
When visiting Long Island, the Rogers Memorial Library looks like it might have some sources for research.
|Notes and Questions|
John Holliock, passenger on 1635 Abigail
William Hallock, Captain of the Hornet and Wasp
Was the "Widow" Howell = Frances Paxton?
Did Abigail Hallock Marry Caleb Horton?
Who is Elizabeth Hallock md [__?__] Harrud, 1675??
Who in the World is Daniel Halleck?
Who is this guy??
There is a passenger 148, named John Holliock (Halijak in Hotten's list), age 28, on the 1635 passenger list of the Abigail.Top of Page
Relationship, if any, to either Edward Holyoke (of Mass) or William Hallock (of Long Island) unknown.
See the Abigail's passenger list.
HALLOCK, William; MD,USA; 1776
This concerns Captain William Hallock, Continental Naval Officer, of Baltimore, MD, who commanded at various times, during the period of the Revolutionary War, the Sloop Hornet, the Schooner Wasp and the Brigintine Lexington.
The reason that his name does not appear in the DAR Patriotic Index is that no one has ever successfully claimed him as an ancestor for membership in the DAR. His illustrious career is well documented in Naval Records, but his whereabouts after the War are not known.
He was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, the son of John and ______Hallock. He was the grandson of Richard Hallock, of Southold, Long Island, NY and maybe a fifth generation descendant from immigrant, Peter Hallock. William married Elizabeth Dodge, on January 28, 1760 in the Second Baptist Church in New York City. Elizabeth was the daughter on Jeremiah Dodge and Margaret Vanderbilt. William had siblings Jonathan and Dorothy.
I have some interest in this matter. Firstly, he may well connect to our NY Hallocks and be in a collateral relationship with many of we Hallock descendants. But, secondly, the surviving USS Hornet CV-12, has just been deeded over to the U.S.S. Hornet Foundation and will be permanently docked in Alameda, California. Dedication ceremonies are planned in September, 1998. I have shared my material regarding the Naval Service of Captain William Hallock with the Foundation. My objective is that the service of Captain Hallock not be overlooked in the history of the various Naval Vessels who have been christened Hornet.
So, there really is no mystery to solve, but rather, the task is for the probable descendants of this Baltimore Hallock family to begin assembling their material and submit an acceptable application to the DAR, SAR, SR, Order of the Cincinnati or Daughters of the Cincinnati.
Also, the William Hallock who ran a Picket Boat along Long Island Sound, during the Revolutionary War, should not be confused with the above Continental Naval Officer. The latter William Hallock, while identified as Captain in the Hallock Addendum, was in reality a Private in the Suffolk County Militia. He was in charge of this probable one-man Picket Boat, and could be considered a "Captain" of his vessel.
As I have written before, I can prepare a page or so about this entire matter for inclusion in a future newsletter. I would also like to see an internet work-group assembled to unravel the genealogy of this Hallock patriot.
Some of the relevant surnames include: Hallock, Dodge, Vanderbilt, Welch, Davis, and Deluce.
Ron Yielding <email@example.com>
My notes (nmt): The Hallock Genealogy of 1928 has the William Hallock, son of Zebulon, born abt 1737, as the spouse of Elizabeth Dodge, which also states there was no children from that union. The above seems to refute that connection.
The Hallock Genealogy, first published circa the Civil War and republished at two later times by esteemed genealogists, found no such link.
The Edward Howell genealogy says:
In other words, there is no relationship between the Howells of Southampton and the Hallocks and Howells of Southold.
Abigail-2 Hallock, daughter of William Hallock, did not Marry Caleb-2 Horton.
The 1992 Hallock Addendum does a disservice by continuing to carry this erroneous link in its genealogy. Ancestors of American Presidents (in Benjamin Harrisons tfel), by Gary Boyd Roberts, also shows this woman as the mother of Caleb Horton, Jr - which is an error.
There is a marriage record of an Abigail Hallock to a Caleb Horton 23 Dec 1696 (Salmon Records), but this is after all of Caleb Horton's children have been born.
Caleb Horton mentions his wife, Esther, in his 1699 will. There is a death record for "Caleb Horton's wife" in the Salmon Records dated 7 Apr 1698. He could have married Abigail Hallock in 1696, she died in 1698, and he married Esther in 1698-9; but there were two other younger Caleb Horton's in Southold at that time. It could have just as easily been one of the other Caleb Horton's that she married, and one of the other Caleb Horton's wives who died in 1698. At any rate, she is still not the mother of his children. The identity of earlier wive(s) of Caleb Horton, who could have mothered his children, is simply not known - even her first name.
Other references dealing with this issue:Vol 13, No 1, April 1992, Second Boat, entitled: "Caleb Horton (son of Barnabas) Could Not Have Married Abigail Hallock (Daughter of William)"___________________Note: one of the arguments in this article has to do with possible/probable ages of Abigail and the children. I have found nothing to indicate when Abigail may have been born and have doubts about this part of her argument. I do agree with the basic conclusion however: there are no records to identify the wife of Caleb Horton who mothered his children, and there is no evidence that even the 1696 marriage belongs to this couple, but, more likely, to a later generation."Descendants of Barnabas Horton", Banks McLauren, 1990, pp 181-183 and pg 323, makes the case that the Caleb Horton who married Abigail Hallock was Caleb-3, son of Jonathan-2 Horton.
Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, shows first wife of Caleb-2 Hallock unknown; and the Caleb Horton who married Abigail Hallock was born 1676, died 1706, age 30-1-14. This indicates Torrey was satisified this "traditional" marriage was rubbish, as well.
Insofar as the Abigail / Caleb Horton marriage:
There was a Caleb Horton / Abigail Horton marriage recorded in the Salmon Records 12/23/1696. If this is them, it is too late for her to be the mother of his children. However, there were other Calebs and Abigails downstream that that marriage could belong to, as Torrey apparently believed.
There is a Caleb Horton in the 1698 Southold Census with Esther, presumably the wife of the Caleb Horton in that entry.
Caleb Horton, in his will of abt 1702 names his second wife as Esther, confirming the 1698 census entry is likely his.
Torrey has confusing entries for this Esther: Says maiden = Mapes?, "suggest Esther, widow of Mordecai Homan, but under Mordecia entry, has last name unknown.
Caleb Horton was referred to as a neighbor in William Hallock's will:
"Makes his wife sole executor and desires his two neighbors James Reeve, and Caleb Horton to be assistants.... "
Abigail was named as William Hallock's youngest daughter in his will of 1682. I have found no clue to hang a hat on to give her a date of birth. However, it appears all the Hallock boys were "of age" in that will, as they received land in the will without any mention of waiting to wait till "of age" to get the land. I have nothing, agewise, that rules her out to be the wife of Caleb and mother to his children (in spite of the Second Boat article's contention - that she was born 1676.)
There is apparently a firm date on one of the kids of Caleb: Barnabas-3, September 23, 1666 (Ancestors of American Presidents-Harrison). As far as I know there are no other firm dates on the children of Caleb. He did have a daughter named Abigail (as well as one named Esther.)
A grandson, Nathaniel Terry, was b November 16, 1683, minus at least 36 years = birth of grandmother nlt than 1647. Mother of Barnabas-3, b 1666, less 18 = mother born no later than 1648. (Caleb 1702, aged 62 = born 1640.)
Ancestors of American Presidents accepts Abigail Hallock as the wife of Caleb, that may be because this marriage has been around for so long. Quite frankly, with the uncertainty surrounding the marriage and Torrey's entries for it, I am surprised AAP went along with that marriage.
However, Torrey does not show Abigail-2 Hallock as the wife of Caleb-2 Horton. Torrey has Caleb Horton 1676-1706, ae 30-1-14) md Abigail Hallock ( -- 1697?); 12/23/1696. This Caleb is a different Caleb than Caleb-2, son of Barnabas-1. (I'm not sure who this Caleb is, don't find in Horton's in America.)
For Caleb, son of Barnabas, Torrey shows first wife unknown. Second Wife Esther Mapes? (see above).
In short, I see no evidence that Abigail
was his wife. The marriage record in Salmon may very well have thrown off
earlier researchers.. or it may be coming from "tradition" or handed down
stories to the first Hallock Genealogy, which was published about the Civil
Torrey shows that an Elizabeth Hallock md [__?__] Harrud, b 1675 (first born, or first event). Her names are not in brackets, indicating this marriage coming from a VR. No location given.Return to Top of Page
He then shows Elizabeth Hallock marrying Richard Howell (of Southold), b 1676, residence Southold, Long Island.
Torrey does not show these are the same woman (ie 1st marr, etc).
Confusion comes about since Richard Howell's second wife's name was Elizabeth. Earlier researchers simply may linked that name to one of William Hallock's daughters, named Elizabeth, knowing that William Hallock called Richard Howell son-in-law in a 1675 real estate deed. There is no evidence to support which of William Hallock's daughters married Richard Howell, if he is a "son-in-law" in the modern sense of the word.
The only link from William Hallock to Richard Howell is that real estate deed in 1675, when Richard Howell was likely married to an unknown wife, calling Richard Howell son-in-law. Son-in-law in those days meant either step-son or son-in-law as we use the term today. If the meaning was step-son, there is no evidence that Richard Howell ever married a Hallock lady. If the meaning was son-in-law as use the term today, it could have meant ANY of the Hallock daughters was his wife, as this woman died by 1685, (without our knowing her name) when Richard Howell married Elizabeth (____) Harrud, widow of John Harrud. Of course, it could mean both, ie a step-brother married a step-sister.
Here is the official Hallock Newsletter page.
Here are links to related genealogy pages of Long Island.
Suffolk County, New York is where Peter Hallock first walked ashore in 1640, near Southold. While at this GenWeb page, if you are a Hallock researcher, check out the search engine for the Suffolk County cemeteries, marriage indexes, on-line obituaries, on-line 1790 census, and many more research aids.
Although we believe that most, if not all, Hallock's, in America
may be descended from Peter, this may be because the name was changed from
Holyoke in arriving from England. The Hallock genealogy reports no luck
in finding Peter's ancestors in England. I am unaware of any more recent
work that has established an England connection. It is an interesting observation
that Elizer Holyoke was the namesake for Holyoke, Massaschuesetts. There
is no known connection, but an interesting observation, which does make
Return to the Hallock Index at this web site.
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