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Thomas Seabrook

Male 1771 - 1844  (72 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Seabrook was born on 15 Nov 1771 in Monmouth, New Jersey (son of Maj. Thomas Seabrook and Martha Tallman); died on 14 Jul 1844 in Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 13 Jul 1844

    Thomas married Anne Longstreet on 17 Dec 1794. Anne (daughter of Aaron Longstreet and Williampe Hendrickson) was born on 8 Apr 1779; died on 10 Jul 1852; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Henry Hendrickson Seabrook was born on 10 Sep 1813 in Port Monmouth, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 30 Mar 1872 in Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Green Grove Cemetery, Keyport, Monmouth, New Jersey.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maj. Thomas Seabrook was born on 16 Feb 1735 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey (son of Daniel Seabrook and Mary Brown); died on 22 Feb 1805 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    Overseer of highways, Middletown, New Jersey, 1765. Overseer of the poor, Middletown, 1767.

    Said to have been a major in the Monmouth county first regiment in the Revolution; also said to have ended the war as a lieutenant colonel.

    Thomas married Martha Tallman on 11 Oct 1758 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Martha (daughter of Stephen Tallman and Mary Potter) died on 14 Jul 1828 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Martha Tallman (daughter of Stephen Tallman and Mary Potter); died on 14 Jul 1828 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Notes:

    From George Washington's Secret Spy War: The Making of America's First Spymaster by John A. Nagy (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2016):

    There was a change in the sand dunes that made up a portion of the New Jersey coastline early in 1778. It opened the Shrewsbury River to the sea and the inlet remained open until 1800. This changed Sandy Hook from a promontory into an island that was controlled by the British army. At times the British navy had a warship stationed at the Hook. Sandy Hook was even called “Refugee’s Town,” where Tories could receive protection from the British military stationed there. This would have made it possible for a small boat from Shrewsbury to go out of the inlet and head north to drop off merchandise either to the sloop Eagle at Princess Bay, to refugees, or to the military encampment at Sandy Hook. Governor Livingston stated that the illegal trade had depleted Bergen County by August of 1778 and had shifted its focus to Shrewsbury and that the state was unable to stop it.

    Lieutenant Enos Reeves of the Pennsylvania Line wrote that “there has been an amazing trade carried on from [New] Jersey shore to the city of New York, but we hope to put a stop to it.” It was wishful thinking, as they could not raise enough men to guard the entire coastline. Washington left the enforcement of the illegal trade to the state. He had Brigadier General David Forman of the New Jersey Militia station observers in the Raritan Bay area to keep a watchful eye on British shipping. Colonel John Stillwell watched from his house atop Garrett’s Hill. He used a spyglass provided by General Forman. His reports on the movement of ships in Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook were in the form of a diary and were given to David Forman, who then provided them to Washington. Martha Tallman Seabrook, who lived at Shoal Harbor, worked as an agent in sending reports of observations.

    [Footnote:] Shoal Harbor is now known as Port Monmouth. Martha was the wife of the American Major Thomas Seabrook. With Thomas off to war, she opened the house as an inn and today it is known as the Spy House.

    Children:
    1. 1. Thomas Seabrook was born on 15 Nov 1771 in Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 14 Jul 1844 in Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Daniel Seabrook was born about 1705 (son of James Seabrook and Hannah Grover); died between 23 Mar 1750 and 12 May 1750.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1739

    Daniel married Mary Brown. Mary (daughter of Nicholas Brown and Mary Chambers) was born on 25 Aug 1710 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; died between 29 Mar 1750 and 2 May 1750. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Brown was born on 25 Aug 1710 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey (daughter of Nicholas Brown and Mary Chambers); died between 29 Mar 1750 and 2 May 1750.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1739

    Children:
    1. 2. Maj. Thomas Seabrook was born on 16 Feb 1735 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; died on 22 Feb 1805 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

  3. 6.  Stephen Tallman was born on 30 Jun 1702 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Dr. James Tallman and Hannah Swain); died on 24 Aug 1774 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Stephen married Mary Potter on 11 Nov 1724 in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island. Mary (daughter of John Potter and Sarah Wilson) was born on 2 Mar 1707; died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Potter was born on 2 Mar 1707 (daughter of John Potter and Sarah Wilson); died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.
    Children:
    1. 3. Martha Tallman died on 14 Jul 1828 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James Seabrook was born in 1674 in Westchester County, New York (son of James Seabrook and Mary); died about 1745.

    Notes:

    Possibly, but not proven to be, a son of Thomas Seabrook of Hempstead, Long Island and Westchester County, New York, and his wife Mary, relict of Richard Bray.

    James married Hannah Grover about 1705 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Hannah (daughter of Joseph Grover and Hannah Lawrence) was born in 1687 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey; died about 1745. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Hannah Grover was born in 1687 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey (daughter of Joseph Grover and Hannah Lawrence); died about 1745.
    Children:
    1. 4. Daniel Seabrook was born about 1705; died between 23 Mar 1750 and 12 May 1750.

  3. 10.  Nicholas Brown was born before 1644 (son of Nicholas Brown); died before 26 Apr 1714 in Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 1714 and 1715, Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey

    Notes:

    He was an Episcopalian, and said to have been liberal in his donations to the church. Probably born in Rhode Island, he settled at Shrewsbury, New Jersey in 1665.

    Nicholas married Mary Chambers in 1707. Mary (daughter of John Chambers and Mary) was born on 5 Jun 1676 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; died after 1729. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Mary Chambers was born on 5 Jun 1676 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey (daughter of John Chambers and Mary); died after 1729.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Brown was born on 25 Aug 1710 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; died between 29 Mar 1750 and 2 May 1750.

  5. 12.  Dr. James Tallman was born about 1668 in of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Peter Tallman and Joan Briggs); died in 1724 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    Both he and his second wife Hannah Swain were practicing physicians.

    James married Hannah Swain on 14 Sep 1701 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah (daughter of John Swain and Mary Weare) was born in 1679; died in 1765. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Hannah Swain was born in 1679 (daughter of John Swain and Mary Weare); died in 1765.
    Children:
    1. 6. Stephen Tallman was born on 30 Jun 1702 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 24 Aug 1774 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey; was buried in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

  7. 14.  John Potter was born in 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Ichabod Potter and Martha Hazard); died between 25 Jun 1715 and 12 Jul 1715.

    John married Sarah Wilson about 1691. Sarah (daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Tefft) was born about 1665 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island; died after 27 Jan 1739. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sarah Wilson was born about 1665 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island (daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary Tefft); died after 27 Jan 1739.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1666

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Potter was born on 2 Mar 1707; died about 1764 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth, New Jersey.