Obadiah Valentine I1,2,3

M, b. circa 1663, d. before 4 October 1743
FatherRichard Valentine I b. c 1620, d. b 1684
MotherDeborah (?) d. a 31 Aug 1698
     Obadiah was born circa 1663 in the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Obadiah married Mary Kirby, daughter of Richard Kirby [Curby], circa 1689 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Obadiah received a home lot 1 Aprial 1684 in Hempstead. 31 August 1698, Obadiah and Mary and his wife, [ROF:Hempstead Town] were listed on the Hempstead Town Census. Enumerated in this household were Obadiah Valentine, Mary, Obadiah, Joseph, Thomas & Mary. Obadiah married 2nd Martha Thurston on 27 May 1728 in H, Queens County, Long Island, New York, at St. George's Church in the Town of Hempstead. Martha married second Mr. Oakle;y.4,5 Obadiah made his will on 2 April 1739 at the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

I, Obadiah Valentine, Sr., of the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, this April 2, 1739, "being well in health although ancient in years, for which I bless God." I leave to my wife Martha in liew of her dower, 1 good feather bed, with all furniture for the same, 5 cows, 12 sheep, my little brown pacing mare, and her side saddle and bridle, and while she remains my widow the use of my biggest lower rooms, and one half my homestead, and one half my orchard, and so much of my salt and fresh meadow as will afford hay for her 5 cows and horse; Also sufficient firewood, an iron pot, and brass kettle, and one half dozen pewter plates, and a negro man and woman. If she refuses to accept them as her dower. then they are to be divided among my sons, Obadiah, Thomas, Jacob, and Henry. I leave to my youngest son,Henry, all my homestead and lands, extending northward so far as the cross fence, near west from Silas Smith's house, with all houses, barns, etc. I leave to my son, Jacob all that piece of land that I have lying north of my homestead, bounded west by Jonathan Valentine, east by Silas Smith, and partly by Jacob's own land, partly by highway, and north by Jacob's land. And he is to pay 20 pounds to my son Thomas. I leave to my daughter Phebe, widow of Peter De Milt, a piece of land on the north side of my son Jacob's homestead, bounded west by Jonathan Valentine, north by land undivided among my sons, east by Obadiah's land, south by Jacob's land. I leave my oldest son, Obadiah, all the land that I have upon the East Hill, towards the Harbor [except what I have given to my son by deed] bounded east by the highway that is laid out from the Plain to the Westbury road, and he is to pay to my son Thomas 5 pounds. I leave to my son Thomas 14 acres of cleared land out of the land I have lying on the westside of the Hollow, bounded south by Jonathan Valentine, west by Searing's land, north by my timber land. I leave to my daughters, Sarah Valentine and Ann Loynes, all the rest my land lying on the south side of 80 acres which I have given my son-in-law William Loynes,and his wife Anne by deed. I leave to my 4 sons all my lands lying near the Harbor. I leave to my son Henry a piece of land south of my house on the plains, and the little piece of plains, lying south by Jonathan Valentine's house. I leave to my daughter Ruth, wife of Samuel Dean, 1 cow, and to my four daughters all the rest of my moveables. Witnesses. Sammuel Willis, Jonathan Valentine, Peter Titus, John Williams.6 [New York Wills: Liber 12 April 17395, page 118]

Obadiah departed this life before 4 October 1743 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 4 October 1743.

Family 1

Mary Kirby b. c 1668, d. a Dec 1715

Family 2

Martha Thurston b. 1700, d. a 2 Apr 1739


  1. [S90] Genealogies of Long Island Families From the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Volume II: page 493 - 6. v. Obadiah, b. c. 1665; m. (1) Mary (-), (2) 27 May 1728 ( St. George’s Church, Hemstead) Martha Thurston. He d. between 2 Apr. 1739 and 4 Oct. 1743 (will dates).
  2. [S48] Josephine C. Frost, Ancestors of Frank Herbert Davol and his wife Phebe Downing Willits; showing Mayflower descent from John Alden, James Chilton...John Cooke...Priscilla Mullines, Richard Warren., page 180.
  3. [S126] Thomas Weston Valentine, The Valentine's in America,, page 10 - In 1726, Obadiah Valentine was one of a committee to put a stop to the "wicked and wanton burning of Hempstede Plains."
  4. [S126] Thomas Weston Valentine, The Valentine's in America,, page 14 - St. George's Church Records: Obadiah Valentine married to Martha Thurston May 27, 1728.
  5. [S978] St. George's Episcopal Church Records, originally Anglican - founded in 1702: Marriage Record: 27 May 1728 - Obadiah Valentine & Martha Thurston - longislandgenealogy,com.
  6. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 27: pages 408-409.