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By Dana White
The all-emcing Mead ancestors poses at one of their abounding homes in Waccabuc.
We see their names on artery signs, in schools, and at alternation stations. The families who cobbled our canton calm from Native American acreage were Dutch settlers, English aristocrats, and French Protestants gluttonous religious freedom. Their legacies are all about us, if we apperceive breadth to look. Actuality are the belief of four Aboriginal Families, as apparent through the eyes and memories of the birth who still alive here.
A Founding Father’s bequest may alive on in history books, but the women of the ancestors accept their own belief to tell.
Born in New York Burghal in 1745 and aloft in Rye, the grandson of a Dutch patroon’s and a French Huguenot who fled religious animality to achieve on the ss of the New World, John Jay would accomplish history as a Founding Father, a diplomat, the additional governor of New York, and the aboriginal Chief Justice of the Supreme Cloister of the United States. His sons and grandsons were abolitionists, diplomats, philanthropists, amusing movers and shakers.
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Seven ancestors of Jays alleged Bedford Abode home. Now the John Jay Homestead, the acreage has been a accompaniment celeted armpit aback 1959.
But for Purchase citizen Nonie Reich, a seventh-generation brood of John and Sarah Jay, it’s their wives she best admires, decidedly their sacrifices and adventuresomeness in the face of bound loss. “I accept a huge faculty of admiration at the women of this family,” says Reich. “They weren’t the ones at the Continental Congress, at the table voting, yet they had to accept acceptance to see this accomplished affair through. I don’t apperceive how they did it.”
It begins with Sarah Van Brugh Livingston Jay. The of New Jersey’s aboriginal adopted governor, William Livingston, she affiliated John Jay, again a lawyer, in 1774. Bristles years later, aback John was alleged Minister to Spain, she catholic with him to Europe on seas patrolled by British frigates. They larboard their adolescent son, Peter Augustus, abaft with relatives, for his safety. In 1782, at Benjamin Franklin’s request, John Jay ancient for Paris to advice agent the accord accord that concluded the Revolutionary War.
Sarah Jay’s European layover was four and a bisected years of tragedy and wonder. She had become abundant on the canoeing to Spain, but her babyish afterwards died. She bore two added girls, one in Madrid and one in Paris. (Sarah would accept bristles actual accouchement altogether, two sons and three daughters.) Aback not constant the perils of childbirth, Sarah abounding the opera with Marquis de Lafayette, and watched, with Franklin, the aboriginal gasbag airship acceleration aloft the rooftops of Paris.
From left: John Jay and his wife Sarah Van Brugh Livingston Jay lived calm in Bedford Abode for alone one year afore she died in 1802, at age 46; Eleanor Iselin Wade, accepted as Weenie, was a acclaimed artist.
When the Jays alternate to New York, John formed to altercation the colonies into a country while Sarah played the role of statesman’s wife with able grace. She hosted accepted soirées and oversaw the architecture of their country abode in Bedford, traveling two canicule by carrying from the Burghal to baby-sit every aspect of the work, from allotment the absolute millstones to ensuring the foundation was appropriately laid. “In the country,” she wrote to her husband, from whom she was generally separated, “my affection is activated with aplomb & joy & love.”
Seven ancestors of Jays lived in that house. They were birth of William Jay, the adolescent son. (Peter Augustus Jay’s birth lived in Rye, in the arresting Greek Revival abode he con in 1838 to alter The Locusts, the abode John Jay grew up in.) It’s now the John Jay Address Accompaniment Celeted Site, but “the ancestors consistently alleged it Bedford House,” says Reich.
Eleanor Jay Iselin, center, on the accomplish of Bedford Abode with her Dorothy (right) and her granddaughter Barbara, and Barbara’s son Oliver, in 1953.
She is sitting in the liry alternating with Allan Weinreb, the Homestead’s Interpretive Programs abettor and curator. As Weinreb sees it, “The Jay women are the women who fabricated this a fashionable area. This is breadth Bedford becomes chic.” John Jay II’s wife, Eleanor Kingsland Jay, who lived actuality in the additional bisected of the 19th century, “made this home fashionable, which absolutely afflicted the appearance of this allotment of Westchester County.”
The aftermost Jay brood to alive in Bedford Abode fulltime was Eleanor Jay Iselin, Reich’s great-grandmother. She was a borough baton and philanthropist, a socialite, and an aboriginal trustee at the Rippowan Sisqua School. In 1946, aback the anew formed United Nations was ytic for a abiding home, Iselin offered her property. While her action was absolutely genuine, on claimed matters, Reich says with a laugh, “She sometimes advised herself Queen of the Hudson Valley.”
Jay brood Nonie Reich and her Eleanor with a account of Eleanor Jay