THIRTEENTH GENERATION


4544. Daniel Coles was born about 1637 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. (5) He died on Nov 9 1692 in Oyster Bay, Nasua, NY. (5)

From City of Glen Cove Home Page:

Glen Cove is a tricentennial city whose history is linked with its waterfront . Surrounded by water on three sides, Glen Cove has over ten miles of waterfront including three public beaches, two nature preserves, a public golf course and public parks. It was this beautiful waterfront that first attracted the native Americans, the City's founding fathers, and ultimately the wealthy families of the Gold Coast.

Glen Cove was founded on May 24, 1668 by Joseph Carpenter, a young man from Rhode Island who purchased 2,000 acres of land to the northwest of the Town of Oyster Bay from the Matinecock Indians, along with Nathaniel Coles, Daniel Coles, Robert Coles and Nicholas Simkins. They named the settlement "Musketa Cove", Matinecock Indian for "cove of grassy flats". Carpenter and his friends constructed a saw mill and a grist mill across what is now known as Glen Cove Creek. The harbor was ideal for shipping lumber to New York City and the creek was dammed to provide power for the mills. The surrounding land was farmed and the community prospered through its first hundred years until the Revolutionary War.

During the war, Musketa Cove was one of several major landings along the north shore of Long Island used by the British Army as a forage marshaling point. A British Calvary Unit is believed to have camped in Musketa Cove. After the war, the citizenry lost no time in building for the future. By 1834, civic conscious residents had become concerned that people were avoiding Musketa Cove, despite its beautiful coastline, lush farmland and rolling hills, because they thought it was full of mosquitoes. A resident suggested renaming it Glen Coe after an attractive town in Scotland. Apparently the name was misunderstood and Glen Cove became the accepted name.

Industrialization of Glen Cove began in the 1850's with the construction of the Duryea Corn Starch Manufacturing Company, on the south side of Glen Cove Creek. By the end of the Civil War, the facility was the largest manufacturer of corn starch in the world and relied predominately on the harbor to carry its finished products to market.

By the late 1850;s steamboat operation between New York City and Glen Cove had been in swing for a number of years. Glen Cove was a resort with several large hotels, boarding houses, summer rental cottages, oyster bars and saloons, as well as a community that catered to the wealthy New York City residents who eventually built permanent summer estate homes there. Charles A. Dana, editor of the New York Sun and a war cabinet advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, was among the first to build one of these permanent summer homes. This led to what was eventually known as the "Gold Coast" era in and around Glen Cove.

Soon, many wealthy and influential New York families, drawn by recreation activities such as yachting, the scenic vistas provided by Hempstead Harbor and the Long Island Sound, and the proximity to New York, built homes in Glen Cove. Financier J.P. Morgan, magnate F.W. Woolworth, gold mine owner J.R. Delmar, Henry Clay Folger, and the Pratts of Standard Oil, who alone owned more than 1,000 acres, were among the families who built what are now known as the Gold Coast Mansions.

By 1917, Glen Cove had grown into the largest community in the Town of Oyster Bay and a bill was passed in the New York State Legislature incorporating Glen Cove as Nassau County's first city and separating it from the township. The first mayor, James E. Burns, a physician, was sworn into office on January 1, 1918. He was married to Mahershallalhashbaz Gorton.(5

4545. Mahershallalhashbaz Gorton was born in Plymouth, MA. (5)


The name Mahershallalhashbaz is a biblical reference and though not very common as a name, it is not quite unique either.

Is 8:1 Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.
Is 8:2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.
Is 8:3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
Is 8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

Children were:

child2272 i.  Benjamin Coles.

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