The Mystery of the Underhill Bible

Can you help decode this 19th-century document? Last month we posted pictures of a bible offered on eBay, bearing the bookplate of Abraham I. Underhill, one of the three Underhill brothers who started the flour mill on the Croton River in 1792. We were thrilled (and proud) when the Westchester County Historical Society immediately purchased … Continue reading The Mystery of the Underhill Bible

Meeting of Friends Map, 1852

A detail from an unusual 1852 map of New York State and parts of surrounding states, showing distances between places of meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, including the meeting house in Croton (originally located along what is now Grand Street, between South Mt. Airy Road and Church Street). For a map of Croton showing the location … Continue reading Meeting of Friends Map, 1852