From Samuel's will: "In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel Denton, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being in perfect health. I leave to my well beloved wife, Abigail, all my houses, lands and meadows for her sole use for the maintenance of our children during the time of her widowhood. Also the use of all such lands as may be purchased by my executors. But if she marries then she is to surrender up all said houses and lands to the use of my son Joseph. I also give her one-third of all personal estate. I empower my executors to sell my meadow lying at a place called Far Rockaway in Hempstead and the proceeds are to be divided among my daughters. I leave to my son Joseph all my houses, lands and meadows (except as above) and all such lands as shall be purchased by my executors. I leave to my four daughters, Mary, Deborah, Jemima and Anne, the other two-thirds of my personal estate when of age or married. And because my land is but indifferently timbered, I empower my executors to sell any of my lands and meadows, at any time during my son's minority, and to purchase for him other lands better timbered. I make my brother, Jonas Denton, and my loving friend, Samuel C. Emery, Jr. of Flushing, executors." Dated February 14, 1717. Witnesses: George Cook, Thomas Kebble, S. Clowes. Proved, May 27, 1719. "Samuel Denton of Hempstead, Queens CO, yeoman: Inventory dated 16 Feb 1719 taken and appraised by Isaac Smith and John Searing and exhibited on 10 Oct 1720 by Samuel Emery, one of the executors. The largest item listed was two negro men at 50 Pounds."