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Biographical Sketch of Arthur Alberto

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Arthur Alberto, from whom the branch of the family herein recorded descended, built a house in Hempstead, Long Island, in 1680, which stood until 1892, when it was torn down. Of the farm of fifty-two acres, where he lived until 1692, only the burying ground and a few acres remain. Five generations of the family are buried there, and living descendants of the name in the seventh generation are still there. He married Elizabeth, daughter of James Way, an English Quaker originally from Somersetshire. The Way family appear upon the records there in 1400. James Way died in 1695, a just man, a loyal Englishman, and an Orthodox Quaker of great wealth. Of the seven children mentioned in the will of Arthur Alberto, James, born in 1682-83, seemed to have lived and died in Hempstead, Long Island, and John, through whom the line descends.


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