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Hempstead, New York, USA

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Where is Hempstead, New York, USA? 

Hempstead, Nassau, New York, USA
Hempstead is one of the three towns in Nassau County, New York, United States, occupying the southwest part of the county. There are twenty-two incorporated villages completely or partially in the town. There is also a village named Hempstead within the town.

Hempstead was first settled around 1644 following the establishment of a treaty between English colonists, John Carman and Robert Fordham, and the Indians in 1643. Although the settlers were from the English colony of Connecticut, a patent was issued by New Amsterdam after the settlers had purchased land from the local natives...

The town of Hempstead contains 22 villages and 37 hamlets:

Villages: Atlantic Beach, Bellerose, Cedarhurst, East Rockaway, Floral Park (part; with North Hempstead), Freeport, Garden City (small part in North Hempstead), Hempstead (village), Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Island Park, Lawrence, Lynbrook, Malverne, Mineola (almost all in North Hempstead), New Hyde Park (part; with North Hempstead), Rockville Centre, South Floral Park, Stewart Manor, Valley Stream, and Woodsburgh

Hamlets: Baldwin, Baldwin Harbor, Barnum Island, Bay Park, Bellerose Terrace, Bellmore, Bethpage (part; with Oyster Bay), East Atlantic Beach, East Garden City, East Meadow, Elmont, Franklin Square, Garden City South, Harbor Isle, Hewlett, Inwood, Lakeview, Levittown, Lido Beach, Malverne Park Oaks, Merrick, North Bellmore, North Lynbrook, North Merrick, North Valley Stream, North Wantagh, North Woodmere, Oceanside, Point Lookout, Roosevelt, Salisbury (South Westbury), Seaford, South Hempstead, South Valley Stream, Uniondale, Wantagh, West Hempstead, and WoodmereWikipedia


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Hempstead, New York, USA - Fulton Street, Hempstead, L.I.
Hempstead, New York, USA

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Hempstead, New York, USA - Central Nassau Building, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
Hempstead, New York, USA

Central Nassau Building, Hempstead, L.I., N.Y.
Hempstead, New York, USA - Post Office
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News  1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED
They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
GAVE NO HEED TO...Read MORE...

News  1910 - INMATES CAUGHT IN BLAZING POORHOUSE. OLD MAN DEAD, FIVE PERSONS IN HOSPITAL AFTER MIDNIGHT FIRE IN HEMPSTEAD. PANIC ON STEEP STAIRWAYS.
HAND GRENADES KEPT THE FLAMES BACK AND SAVED MANY LIVES, BUT SOME OF THE INJURED MAY...Read MORE...

News  1912 - LONGSTAFF FATALLY INJURED IN CRASH.
Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 28 - JOHN L. LONGSTAFF, a former English army officer, was mortally injured...Read MORE...

1916
Hempstead, a banking post-village and summer-resort of Nassau co., N.Y., in Hempstead township...Read MORE...

News  1950 - February 17 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY

February 17, 1950
News  1969 - September 2 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.

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September 2, 1969

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bedell
flag  Rosetta BEDELL (1804, Hempstead, New York, USA - 14 August 1887, Flushing, New York, USA)

Jackson
flag  John JACKSON (1645, Hempstead, New York, USA - 6 December 1725, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Priestly
flag  Margret PRIESTLY (1791, Hempstead, New York, USA - 29 March 1875, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA)

Seaman
flag  Elizabeth SEAMAN (1653, Hempstead, New York, USA - aft. August 1698, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Snedecker
flag  Stephen C SNEDECKER (1795, Hempstead, New York, USA - 30 October 1860, Saratoga, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Allen
flag  Beatrice Elizabeth ALLEN (abt. 1915, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 28 September 1963, Hempstead, New York, USA)
flag  Samuel Ethan ALLEN (10 January 1882, St Joseph, Missouri, USA - 3 September 1950, Hempstead, New York, USA)
World War II Soldier flag  Samuel Ethan ALLEN (1 July 1926, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 7 November 1963, Hempstead, New York, USA) gravestone

JACKSON
flag  John JACKSON (1645, Hempstead, New York, USA - 6 December 1725, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Kauffmann
  Leopold KAUFFMANN (1832, - 18 August 1894, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Norris
flag  William Henry NORRIS (28 October 1801, Orono, Maine, USA - 19 October 1878, Hempstead, New York, USA)

SEAMAN
flag  Elizabeth SEAMAN (1653, Hempstead, New York, USA - aft. August 1698, Hempstead, New York, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1694
James JACKSON (31 August 1671 - 15 October 1735) & Rebecca HALLETT (31 August 1675 - 12 April 1730)
married 1694
 

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