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Josiah Smith Cemetery. Col. Josiah Smith, led local troops in Battle of L.I. Died in 1786 Lt Hugh Smith, Josiahs son Capt. David Howell, Josiahs brother-in-

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1 Josiah Smith Cemetery

2 Col. Josiah Smith, led local troops in Battle of L.I. Died in 1786 Lt Hugh Smith, Josiahs son Capt. David Howell, Josiahs brother-in- law Mary Howell Smith 2 nd wife of Josiah Susanna Smith, Col Josiahs first wife Anna Floyd Smith of Wm Floyd estate

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4 Col. Josiah Smith House Moriches Ave. now apartments

5 Moriches Presbyterian Church

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11 Oldest photo of the Ketcham Inn

12 TV Ketcham and Granddaughter Gladys Rogers in front of the hotel

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14 Ownership of Inn by David Youngs bur. In Beachfern Rd cemetery Ownership of Ketcham Inn by David Youngs, bur in Beachfern Rd cem. The record you want is in Book A, page 110: Suffolk County: We the Commissioners for the Township of Brookhaven Isaac Overton Gershom Brown & Jonas Hawkins Being Called By Oliver Smith to Alter a Certain Part of the Cuntery Road On the South Side of the Said Town; Between the Dwelling House s of B Nethaniel Brewster and David Young__We Order and Direct that the alteration Shall Begin and Set of on the South side of the Cuntery Road before the Dore of the Dwelling house of David Young Before Mentioned from thence to a Strait Course to the Corner of a Diitch fence belonging to Capt John Havens & to Continue a Crost said Havens Land to a Certain Read Oak Tree Standing on the hill near to the aforementioned Haven.s Barn thence Down the hill to the aforementioned Oliver Smiths Mill Dam; thence a Crosst Said Dam three

15 Ownership of Inn by David Youngs bur. In Beachfern Rd cemetery Rods on the othe Other side thence to Turn a Strait Course to the afore mentioned Nwethaniel Brewsters Cormer of his Land; adjoining to the aforenmentioned Oliver Smith,s Land; on when the Road Leads untill it Comes into the Old Cuntery Road__four Rods in wedth on Each side of sd Dam also when the aforementioned mill Dam is made Sufficient for Travellers to Pass and Repass with Teams and Carages and Other Parts of Said New Road On both sides of Said Dam; at the Descretion of the Overseer of high ways We Allow the Oald part of the aforementioned Cuntery Road to be Stoped as Such we make the Return to be Recorded* April 2d Jonas Hawkins)Commissioners Gershom Brown)of high ways *Road and mill dam between East Moriches and Center Moriches. O.S. Mallory Leonik, Brookhaven Town Historians Office

16 South Haven Church & Beachfern Road Cemetery SOUTH HAVEN CHURCH In a SCHS Register Richard Baldwin lists names, some of which seem to be in the Beachfern Rd cemetery. The first list is for the repair of the parsonage in 1789 and the 2nd is for a gravestone for Rev. Mr Rose in : Capt. John Havens Oliver Smith (East Moriches) David Hallock BR Samuel Carman across street, may be Mary Carmans family, married. Wm Terry of Ketcham Inn. 1801: Capt. Jonathan Havens [???] James Post 4 Hawkins, check Wilcox genea. David Hallock Josiah Smith, East Moriches? Nathan Post?????

17 MORICHES Before Moriches church was organized, there was the South Haven Church, where the roads and the river met. Members there were buried in the Beachfern Rd Cemetery. The cemetery predates Moriches churches. Moriches was one area, from Carmans River to Seatuck River.

18 HAVENS FAMILY HISTORY The early Havens families emigrated from Rhode Island to Shelter Island. George Havens was the first on L.I. His son John 1[ ]moved to South Haven. The local Havens families descended from him. He married Sarah Conkling. His son Benjamin ran the Havens-Terry-Ketcham Inn during the Revolution. In 1755 his son, John H. ( ) purchased half of Warretta Neck [now Terrells River Park] on the east end of Center Moriches. It contained a small house, barn and other out buildings. That building was added on to in It is the west side of the Moriches Bay Historical society building. It contains hand hewn beams and split lath showing its 1700s origins. In 1769 his son, Captain John Havens bought the other half of Warretta Neck as well as Orchard Neck, adjacent to Orchard Neck Creek. Captain John married Abigail Bostwick. They are buried in the Beachfern Rd. Cemetery along with four of their children. They attended church services in South Haven, the closest church at this time. Col. John Havens [ ] sold his land and moved to Patchogue. He married Eliza Ketcham from Eatons Neck. They had two sons, John Scudder who remained in Patchogue to run their store and Charles Smith, who moved back to Moriches in 1864 and rented William Pennys store, buying it in John became supervisor of Brookhaven Town. John Scudder Havens was brought up on his father's farm in East Patchogue and attended the Bellport Academy. He clerked and eventually owned a general store in Patchogue. He took on his brother Charles and they ran it until it burned down. It was rebuilt in brick. James Shand purchased it in In 1995 it became The Brick House Brewery on West Main Street, corner of Havens Avenue. He married Mary Pelletreau of Southampton, L.I. Her portrait is hanging in the Havens House. John Scudder served in New York State Assembly and as Brookhaven Town Supervisor. In 1857 he purchased the homestead back for $6200, his father had been in debt and had sold it in the 1820s. John Scudder and Mary had four children, but none married. Robert S. Pelletreau, his 1st cousin gave house to the Moriches Bay Historical Society in The house was moved from its original location to a small piece of property across Montauk Highway next to Chet Swezey Road.

19 1854 L.I. Map

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