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Jamaica, New York, USA

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Where is Jamaica, New York, USA? 

Jamaica, Queens, New York, USA

Jamaica is a middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens.

It was settled under Dutch rule in 1656 in New Netherland as Rustdorp. Under British rule, Jamaica became the center of the "Town of Jamaica". Jamaica was the county seat of Queens County from the formation of the county in 1683 until March 7, 1788, when the town was reorganized by the state government and the county seat was moved to Mineola (now part of Nassau County). In 1814, Jamaica became the first incorporated village on Long Island. When Queens was incorporated into the City of Greater New York in 1898, both the Town of Jamaica and the Village of Jamaica were dissolved, but the neighborhood of Jamaica regained its role as county seat.wikipedia


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Jamaica, New York, USA - Town Hall
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Jamaica, New York, USA - Presbyterian Church
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Jamaica, New York, USA - Chapin Home
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News  1865 - Train Wreck
A collision occurred on the Long Island Railroad, near Jamaica, between the two engines, General...Read MORE...

News  1869 - RAILROAD DISASTER. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD - SIX PERSONS KILLED AND FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New York, April 23. - A horrible accident is reported on the Long Island Railroad. The train which...Read MORE...

News  1901 - Ran Into Trolley Car - Pleasure Party Comes to grief on Long Island. Two Men Carried Home Dead
Five of the Party in the Hospital and the Remainder of the 26 Merry-Makers Were More of Less...Read MORE...

News  1911 - Electric Train Wreck
A thick fog descended on the city early yesterday morning and tied up traffic on the railroads and...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Denton (Whitehead)
flag  Mercy DENTON (WHITEHEAD) (10 January 1667, Jamaica, New York, USA - 23 November 1743, East Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Messenger
flag  Mary MESSENGER (abt. 1642, Jamaica, New York, USA - 1699, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Stevenson
flag  Abigail STEVENSON (abt. 1642, Jamaica, New York, USA - 15 October 1715, Jamaica, New York, USA)

Verwey
flag  Jan Cornelis VERWEY (1675, Jamaica, New York, USA - 23 January 1715, , New Jersey, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Denton
immigrant flag  Daniel DENTON (10 July 1626, , England (United Kingdom) - , Jamaica, New York, USA)

Messenger (Massinger) (Messinger)
immigrant flag  Andrew MESSENGER (MASSINGER) (MESSINGER) (1615, , England (United Kingdom) - 1680, Jamaica, New York, USA)

STEVENSON
flag  Abigail STEVENSON (abt. 1642, Jamaica, New York, USA - 15 October 1715, Jamaica, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1718
Moses HAIGHT (HOYT) (28 October 1696 - 1751) & Rachel DEAN (20 April 1694 - )
married 25 December 1718
 

Cemeteries in Jamaica, New York, USA

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