Platt Jr. was born on Apr 4 1674 in
Milford, CT, and died 1744 in Huntington, NY..
From GEORGE WOOD pg. 13,
"He was a member of the Colonia Assembly, 1723-1727."
12. EPENETUS3 PLATT (EPENETUS2, RICHARD1) (Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, (The New York Historical Society, 1895).) was born April 04, 1674 in Milford, CT, and died 1744 in Huntington, NY. He married (1) HANNAH MARVIN (Source: (1) Henry B Hoff, Genealogies of Long Island Families Vol I, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, 1987)., (2) A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut, (Hartford, CT: - , 1846).), daughter of MATTHEW MARVIN. He married (2) ELIZABETH SMITH (Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, (The New York Historical Society, 1895).).
His will is on file at the New York City Hall of Records, Vol. 15.
He became very prominent. He was made a trustee of the town in 1699 and later served as its president. He represented Suffolk County at the Colonial Assembly from 1723 to 1737, and was a military officer and extensive landowner.
His will was dated 1741-2. His estate was probated in 1745.
In the name of God, Amen, January 17, 174 1/2. I, EPENETUS PLATT, of Huntington in Suffolk County, calling to mind the mortality of my body, I leave to my son, Epenetus Platt, during his natural life, all my lands at Dicks Hills and adjoining thereto, and all my lands and right of lands in the Eastern Purchases, both Crab meadow Purchase and Squaw Pit Purchase; Also a lot of fresh meadow on the East Neck lying between the Town Lots and the lots formerly belonging to Richard Brush, deceased; Also another lot of fresh meadow lying between the aforesaid Brushes lot and the lot of Samuel Brush; Also a lot of salt meadow lying between the lots of said Richard and Samuel Brush; Also a lot of salt meadow joining to the south side of the lot of Timothy Brush from the pond to the pond to the east creek. The above lots are all on the east side of the neck; Also a lot of upland lying near the middle of said neck of about 6 acres, which I bought of Jeremiah Wood, Robert Brush, and Thomas Brush; Also two œ100 rights in the old Purchase with all privileges, And 1/3 of my rights on the South Beach. All these are to my son Epenetus for life, and then to his two sons, Solomon and Epenetus. I leave to my son Uriah Platt all my lands lying at or near Cold Spring which I bought of Benjamin Tead and Stephen Brush and John Rogers, with all lands laid out on my right joining thereto; Also a certain lot of land of 80 or 90 acres joining to the west side of the land of John Wood, "from the Sabbath Day path to the path near Joseph Wickes house;" Also a lot of 28 or 30 acres at the Hollow joining to the west side at the north side of the land of Joseph Wood; Also a lot containing 70 or 80 acres bounded north by the Sabbath Day path, east by the South path, partly by the highway, and part by land of Samuel Smith, west by land of John Wood, Jr.; Also all my land and meadow on a certain Neck commonly called Neguntatogue that is laid out south of the neck fence; Also 3 1/4 shares of the land north of said fence, yet to be divided; Also a small lot of land lying on the East Neck, being 1 acre, lying between the land of Nathaniel Ketcham and the west creek; Also a lot of salt meadow lying between the lot of the sons of Samuel Smith and of Thomas Brush; Also all my right in the Baiting Place Purchase; Also 1/3 of my right on the South Beach. I leave to my son Zophar Platt all my homestead lying between the lots of Isaac Brush and John Woolsey with all the privileges; Also all my land at or near the East Old Fields, both cleared and uncleared lying between Cow Harbor path at the highway on the north side of Joseph Smith's house; Also a lot of land joining to the south side of Eliakim Smith's lot; also all that my Hill Lots, orchard, and wood land, in all 22 or 24 acres; also two lots of wood land at the Hollow ponds, one on the east side of the path, and the other on the west side, containing 70 acres; Also a lot containing 20 or 30 acres lying on the west side of the path to the Long Swamp, and on the north side of the Sabbath Day path; Also about 80 or 90 acres of land lying joining to the south side of said path and on the east side of the South path; also all my lots of land and meadow of every kind lying on the East Neck not given to my other sons, And 1/3 of all my rights on the South Beach; Also two œ100 rights in the Old Purchase of the Town with all privileges. I leave to my grand-children, that is to say, the children of Elizabeth, Uriah, Zophar, Epenetus, Phebe, and Mary, œ5 each. I leave to my wife Elizabeth œ100 and the use of 1/3 of all lands during her widowhood, which are given to my son Zophar; Also œ15 a year. I leave to my 3 sons-in-law, Benjamin Tredwell, Micaiah Townsend, and Timothy Tredwell, to each œ100, and they are all to give security for the payment of œ5 yearly to my wife. I leave to Eliphalet Wickes, 5 shillings. I leave all my wearing apparel and guns to my 3 sons. Of all the rest of my estate I leave 1/3 to my daughter Elizabeth Townsend, 1/3 to the 4 children of my daughter Phebe, and 1/3 to my daughter Mary Tredwell. I make Zophar Platt, Micaiah Townsend, and Timothy Tredwell, executors.
Witnesses, Isaac Brush, Philip Platt, Adrian Bancker. Proved, August 31, 1745
Children of EPENETUS PLATT and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
Hannah Marvin was born about 1675 and died about 1703 (familysearch).
Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut.
Matthew Marvin, (second,) son of the foregoing, came to New England with his father in 1635, and was then eight years of age. He was one of the original proprietors of Norwalk, to which place he went with his father. He had six children; the order or date of birth has not been ascertained, viz. Matthew, who m. Rhoda St. John, and died without leaving issue; Sarah, who m. Thomas Betts, of Norwalk, in Jan. 1680; Samuel; Hannah, who m. Epenetus Platt; Elizabeth, who m. Joseph Platt, Nov. 6, 1700; John b. Sept. 2, 1678. (It is very difficult to reconcile the records of the families of the first and second Matthew.)
Children of EPENETUS PLATT and HANNAH MARVIN are:
20. i. HANNAH4 PLATT.
ii. ZOPHAR PLATT (Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, (The New York Historical Society, 1895).), m. REBECCA WOOD, November 19, 1738.
iii. URIAH PLATT (Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, (The New York Historical Society, 1895).).
iv. SOLOMON PLATT.
21. v. EPENETUS PLATT, b. August 27, 1700, Huntington, NY; d. 1772, Huntington, NY.
(Source: Abstracts of Wills Vol IV 1744-1753, (The New York
Historical Society, 1895).).
1122 i. Epenetus Platt III.
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