12 Jun 1640 - 13 Nov 1693
: Phebe WOOD
- BIRTH: 12 Jun 1640, Milford, New Haven, CT
- DEATH: 13 Nov 1693, Huntington, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
- MARRIAGE: Mar 1667, Huntington, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
- +Elizabeth PLATT
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"Records of the Town of Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y."
Transcribed by, and with and Introduction by
William S. Pelletreau
Huntington, N.Y.: Long-Islander Print, 1898, 569 pgs.
"The ancestor of the Platt family was Richard Platt, (son of Joseph,) who was baptized Sept.
28, 1603, in Barrington, a village near Hartfordshire, England. He came to this country in 1638
and settled in New Haven, and afterwards Milford, Conn. He died in 1684. His son, Epenetus
Platt, was baptized July 12, 1646. With his older brother Isaac he removed from Milford to
Huntington, LI in 1666. He married Phebe Wood in 1667. He was commissioned captain of a company
of militia in Suffolk County, May 3, 1689, and filled many offices of honor and trust. His son,
Jonas Platt, was born April 24, 1684, and purchased a farm at Sunk Meadow, in Smithtown, in
1717. The name of his wife is yet unknown. He was drowned "at Amboy in the Jerseys," March 25,
1731, aged 47. His sister, Elizabeth, married Jonathan Smith, 2d, She was born March 1, 1682."
"New England Marriages Before 1700"
Clarence A. Torrey, Baltimore, MD, 1985
(as found on NEHGS CD-ROM, Boston, 2001)
"PLATT, Epenetus (?1640-1693) & Phebe WOOD; Mar 1667; ?Huntington, LI"
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862; pp444-445
"PLATT, RICHARD, Milford 1639, then mem. of the ch. where he had lds. 1646, in the list of
freem. 1669, was deac. and d. 1684 or 5; had d prob. brot. from Eng. Mary, John, Isaac, and
Sarah, and at M. had bapt. Epenetus, prob. 12 July 1640; Hannah, 1 Oct. 1643; Josiah, 1645;
Joseph, 1649; and his w. Mary d. or was bur. 24 Jan. 1676. In his will of 4 Aug. 1683 he names
all the s. beside childr. of Mary his d. by her sec. h. Thomas Wetmore; of Sarah, by two hs.
Thomas Beach, and Miles Merwin, both of these ds. being d. also Hannah, w. of Christopher
Comstock. Decent est. was seen in the inv. 13 Feb. foll. Mary m. 1 May 1651, Luke Atkinson of
New Haven, and next, 3 Jan. 1667, T. W. Six of the name were liv. there."