Historic Pelham

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Genealogical Information Regarding Samuel Rodman of Rodman's Neck in the Town of Pelham

Samuel Rodman was an illustrious eighteenth century settler in the Town of Pelham who owned much of the mainland adjacent to City Island.  The neck on which he lived is known today as Rodman's Neck.  It has been known by many names including Ann Hoeck's Neck (many spellings), Pell's Point, Rodman's Neck, and other names.  The area was part of the Manor of Pelham from 1654 until 1788.  In 1788, New York State established the Town of Pelham and included Rodman's Neck within the Town.  Rodman's Neck remained part of the Town of Pelham until the area was annexed by New York City in the mid-1890's.  

I have written about Samuel Rodman, members of the Rodman Family, and Rodman's Neck on numerous occasions.  At the end of today's Historic Pelham Blog posting I have included a list of links to many such articles.  (I have excluded many, many others that simply reference Rodman's Neck -- i.e., Pell's Point -- as the landing point of the British and German troops before the Battle of Pelham on October 18, 1776.)

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog transcribes the text of genealogical information about Samuel Rodman and his family.  As always, the transcription is followed by a citation to its source.  In this instances, which is likely to be important for Rodman family genealogists to know, I have omitted all footnotes, so interested parties should click on the link to the original source and explore further.  

"80.  SAMUEL RODMAN (Joseph, John, John), b. Feb. 6, 1715; d. 1780; m. Oct. 13, 1737, Mary Hicks, dau. of William Hicks.  She died Dec. 20, 1751.  He m. 2d, Mary, dau. of Caleb Pell.  He lived at Pelham, Westchester county, N. Y.

By his first wife he had seven children.

192.  SARAH RODMAN, b. Feb. 20, 1739; m. ------ Bleeker.
193.  JOSEPH RODMAN, b. April 29, 1740; m. Jan. 27, 1769, Alida Guion.
194.  WILLIAM RODMAN, b. Sept. 15, 1742; m. Eleanor Myers.
195.  SAMUEL RODMAN, b. Nov. 28, 1744; m. Anne Hicks.
196.  MARY RODMAN, b. Oct. 28, 1746; m. John Bertine.
197.  CHARLES RODMAN, b. Nov. 4, 1748; d. Sept. 18, 1751.
198.  ELIZABETH RODMAN, m. Philip Riche."

Source:   Jones, Charles Henry, Genealogy of the Rodman Family 1620 to 1886, p. 32 (Philadelphia, PA:  Allen, Lane & Scott, 1886).

Detail of Map Prepared in 1853 Showing Rodman's Neck (Designated
as "Pelham Neck") in Center.  Source: Dripps, Matthew &
Conner, R.F.O., Southern Part of West-Chester County N. Y. (1853)
(Museum of the City of New York, No. 29.100.2628).

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For a list of prior postings about Samuel Rodman, members of the Rodman Family, and Rodman's Neck, see:

Tue., Oct. 07, 2014:  Legislative History of the 1775 Statute Authorizing Construction of City Island Bridge.

Fri., Oct. 03, 2014:  1775 Statute Authorizing Construction of City Island Bridge.

Fri., Sep. 19, 2014:  Abel Deveau, An American Skirmisher on Rodman's Neck as British and Germans Landed Before the Battle of Pelham.

Wed., Sep. 17, 2014:  References to the Battle of Pelham in 18th Century Diary of Ezra Stiles, President of Yale College.

Tue., Feb. 09, 2010:  1755 Census of Slaves Older than Fourteen in the "Mannour of Pelham"

Thu., Dec. 13, 2007:  Abstract of Will of William Rodman Dated Oct. 28, 1782.

Mon., Sep. 10, 2007:  Abstract of 1799 Will of Samuel Rodman, Jr. of Pelham.

Tue., Apr. 17, 2007:  Executor's Notice Regarding the Estate of Samuel Rodman, Published in 1784.

Fri., Mar. 23, 2007:  Abstract of Will of Samuel Rodman of the Manor of Pelham Prepared in 1779 and Proved May 8, 1780

Tue., Mar. 13, 2007:  Abstract of 1752 Will of Joseph Pell of the Manor of Pelham, Proved September 28, 1752.

Tue., Dec. 26, 2006: 1775 Statute Authorizing Samuel Rodman and Benjamin Palmer to Build City Island Drawbridge.  

Wed., Sep. 27, 2006:  Abstract of 1779 Will of Samuel Rodman of the Manor of Pelham in Westchester County.

Mon., Aug. 21, 2006:  Efforts to Sell Rodman's Neck in 1774 and 1775, Apparently Due to Financial Difficulties of Joseph Rodman, Jr.

Tue., Mar. 22, 2005:  The 1790 U.S. Census Information for the Township of Pelham.

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