M, b. circa 1665, d. before 29 March 1737
|Father||Richard Valentine I b. c 1620, d. b 1684|
|Mother||Deborah (?) d. a 31 Aug 1698|
Ephraim was born circa 1665 in the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Ephraim married Rachel Ellison after 23 May 1695 in the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. 31 August 1698, Ephraim and Rachel and his wife, [ROF:Hempstead Town] were listed on the Hempstead Town Census. Enumerated in this household were Ephraim Valentine, Rachell, Ephraim Jr., Samuell Pine, Jeams Pine, Joseph Pine, & Rachell Pine. Ephraim made his will on 31 July 1729 at the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He bequeathed to his wife, Rachel, a bed, half his household goods, a riding mare, two cows, and L8 per year. He bequeathed to his daughter, Phebe, L10, two cows, and the other half of the household goods. He bequeathed to his sons: Richard and Ichabod, L20 each. To his son William, he bequeathed his dwelling house, barn and shop, the four acres of land on which they stood, and half his other lands and meadows. To his son, Ephraim, he bequeathed the other half of the lands and meadows. He made his sons, William & Ephraim executors of his will. [New York Wills: Liber 13, page 62]2 Ephraim departed this life before 29 March 1737 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 29 March 1737.
|Rachel Ellison b. 1 Jan 1666, d. a 29 Mar 1737|
- [S90] Genealogies of Long Island Families From the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Volume II: page 492 - ... He [Richard Valentine] probably died in 1684, possibly shortly before his sons, Obadiah & Ephraim were granted home lots ...; page 493 - Ephraim b. c. 1668 6th child; page 495 - 7. Ephraim2 Valentine (Richard1), born about 1668, married, about 1688 Rachael (-), and left a will dated 31 July 1729, proved 29 March 1737. He bequeathed to wife Rachel a bed, half his household goods, a riding mare, two cows, and L 8 per year; to daughter Phebe, L10, two cows, and the other half of the household goods; to sons Richard and Ichabod, L20 each, to son William his dwelling house, barn and shop, the four acres of land on which they stood, and half his other lands and meadows; to son Ephraim, the other half of lands and meadows. The latter two sons were made executors. It is significant that Ichabod, who is known to have gone to New Jersey, and Richard were bequeathed money but no lands, whereas their brothers were devised their father’s real property. According to the will, Ephraim and Rachel (-) Valentine have five children: William; Ephraim; Phebe; Richard; Ichabod [d. 11 Aug. 1764, leaving wife Hannah and Chn.]; Ichabod and Elizabeth. He was a member of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church.
- [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 27: page 220.