Nathaniel Woodhull (1722-1776) and Ruth Floyd, m. 1761
Elizabeth Woodhull (1762-1839), daughter, m. Henry Nicoll (1755-1790) Ann Taylor Nicoll (b. c. 1794), niece, m. James Clinch (1793-c.1880) Sarah Nicoll Clinch (1823-1890), daughter, m. Judge John Lawrence Smith (1816-1889)
Elizabeth (Bessie) Springs Smith (1862-1950), daughter, m. Stanford White (1853-1906)
Thence by descent to the present owner, Stanford White's great grandson
The Woodhull (Suffolk County) and Floyd (Brookhaven, Long Island, South Shore) families were significant in Colonial politics. Nathaniel Woodhull was a president of the New York Provincial Congress and a Brigadier General in the Revolutionary War. Ruth Floyd's brother, William Floyd (1734-1821) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
This tankard descended through the family from Nathaniel Woodhull and Ruth Floyd to the present owner. Among its owners were Elizabeth Springs Smith (1852-1950) and her husband the famous architect Stanford White (1853-1906), of McKim, Mead & White. White collaborated on such buildings as the Boston Public Library (1887-1895), The University Club (New York, 1900), Morgan Library (New York, 1906), and Pennsylvania Station (New York, 1910).
PROPERTY OF SEBASTIAN WHITE
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Elias Pelletreau Account Book 1759-1775
Courtesy of the East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
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