Patchogue - Historic Periods (Classified)

Historical Periods (Patchogue, NY -- chronologically arranged) 

--  General
               See also  Patchogue, N.Y. History web page  (General  section)
               See also  "L.I. - Patchogue - Chronology"  vertical file

--  Prehistory & Indian History, ca. 10,000 B.C. to Present
               See  Patchogue - Prehistory & Indian History  web page

--  Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
               See  Patchogue - History - Colonial Period, Ca. 1600-1775 web page

--  Revolution, 1775-1783
               See also  "L.I.- Patchogue-History-Revolution, 1775-1783" vertical file

Note:  This formative, critical period is presently a mystery, absent from our records.  Patchogue, at the time, was a small bayside village.  We have as yet seen no published work, letters, manuscript diary, or account book specifically on Patchogue:  (1) during the American Revolution; (3) under British occupation, or, (3) relating any political divisions that may have existed among its residents, at the time.  While there was a 1776 Census of Suffolk County, just prior to the British takeover, it is broken down only as far as Brookhaven Town, and directly associates no names with individual villages.  A subset of this list appears under Frederic Gregory Mather's Refugees of 1776 from Connecticut to Long Island, listing only refugees who fled the Island following the major American defeat at the Battle of Long Island, 8/23/1776, not those who remained, and assumed the consequences.  Heads of households, number of men, women, and "negroes" (whether slave or freedmen) associated with them are listed in the 1776 Census.  But property maps of Patchogue do not appear to go back far enough.  The oft quoted short article "Patchogue in 1812" lists 75 residents living along 2 roads (today's Main St. and S.  Ocean Avenue).  But, this records the owners of a generation or two later than the Revolution. There are lists of those who took loyalty oaths to the Association (with the Continental Continental Congress and Committees of Correspondence) and those who recante and swore loyalty to Crown and Parliament.  But, they do not specify who was from Patchogue, though some lists indicate those who refused the oath as well, that they might be subject to retribution.  We trust that local genealogists, particularly the Col. Josiah Smith Chapter [Patchogue, N.Y.] of the the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, may be able to shed some light on these significant, yet oddly missing chapter.

Patchogue was clearly in existence during the Revolution, and had been since at least the Seven Years War lottery that established the village.   Austin Roe, courier for the Culper Spy Ring, lived in Setauket at that point, where his tavern was situated, the convenient reason for his frequent trips to New York City -- British Headquarters, North America -- for replenishment of supplies; and for coded American espionage correspondence in invisible ink, hidden in a ream of paper.   He would later move to Patchogue, setting up a popular new tavern, in 1796.

The Patchogue-Medford Library Local History Room would like any information on the life and experiences of the village and villagers, during the American Revolution:  copies of documents, diary entries, correspondence, linking individuals to partiot or loyalist causes, occupation of the village, commandeering of local labor, goods, and property, extraction of oaths of allegiance, any local vessels involved in commerce or impressed into British service, or involved in naval engagements that took place on the (Great) South Bay.   Research leads and links would be most welcome. 

--  1783-1812 
               See   Patchogue - History -  1783-1812  web page

--  War of 1812
               See  Patchogue - History - War of 1812  web page

--  1815-1845  [Jacksonian Era & Communications Revolution] 
See  Patchogue - History - 1815-1845  web page

--  Mexican War, 1846-1848
               See  Patchogue - History - Mexican War, 1846-1848  web page

--  1849-1860  [Antebellum Era]
               See  Patchogue - History - 1849-1861  web page

--  Civil War, 1861-1865 
               See  Patchogue - History - Civil War, 1861-1865  web page

--  1865-1897  [Reconstruction and the Gilded Age]
               See  Patchogue - History - 1866-1897  web page

--  Spanish-American War, 1898
               See  Patchogue - History - 1898 [including the Spanish-American War]  web page 

--  1899-1914  [The Progressive Era]
               See  Patchogue - History - 1899-1914  web page

--  World War, 1914-1918
               See  Patchogue - History - World War, 1914-1918  web page

--  1919-1929    [The Roaring Twenties, Prohibition, Rum Running] 
               See  Patchogue - History - 1919-1929  web page

--  1930-1939  [Great Depression, The New Deal, The Darkening Scene]
               See  Patchogue - History, 1930-1939  web page

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Federal Agents and Local Police Make Raid on Fred Thurber's Shop:  Prohibition Men  Pay Second Visit -- Find Slot Machine and Call Local Officers -- Held on Two Counts."  Patchogue Advance, October 30, 1931:  p. 1.
  • "Federal Men Raid Malt Shop Here and Bellport Drug Store:  Rough Rider Clashes with Lawyer Schoenfeld -- Is Arrested and Reprimanded:  Shackman and Lucas are Held in Bail of $1,000 Each for Federal Court Appearance in Brooklyn as Result of Dry Agents' Visit Here Yesterday Afternoon."  Patchogue Advance, January 20, 1933:  pp. 1, 4.
  • "Repeal Came Quietly:  Tuesday was Just Another Day So Far as Local Observance Went."  Suffolk County News, December 8, 1933:  p. 1.  

--  World War, 1939-1945
               See  Patchogue - History - World War, 1939-1945  web page

--  1946-1950  [Growth of Suburbia, Baby Boom, Dawn of the Cold War]
               See Patchogue - History, 1946-1949  web page

--  1950-1959  [Eisenhower Era]
               See  Patchogue-History, 1950-1959  web page

--  Korean War, 1950-1953
               See  Patchogue-History, 1950-1959  web page

--  1960-1969  [Kennedy-Johnson-Nixon Era, Age of Causes, Polarization, Turmoil]
See  Patchogue - History, 1960-1964  web page
               See also  Patchogue - History - Vietnamese Conflict, 1965-1975  web page

--  Vietnamese Conflict, 1965-1975
               See  Patchogue - History -- Vietnamese Conflict, 1965-1975  web page

--  1970-1979  [Generation X, Lunar Landing, Age of Nixon and Carter]
               See  Patchogue - History, 1976-1979  web page 
               See also  Patchogue - History -- Vietnamese Conflict, 1965-1975  web page

--  1980-1989  [Age of Automation, and of Reagan]
               See  Patchogue - History, 1980-1989  web page

--  1990-1999  [Early Internet, Age of Speculation]
               See  Patchogue - History, 1990-1999

---  Persian Gulf War, 1991
               See  Patchogue - History, 1990-1999 

--  2000-2014    [9-11, Hand-Held Communications, Terror, & Dire Predictions]
               See  Patchogue - History, 2000-2009

---  September 11, 2001 Remembrances
                See  Patchogue - History - September 11, 2001 Remembrances  web page

---  U.S.-Afghan War, 2001-Present

---- Murphy, Lt. Michael Patrick, 1976-2005  [U.S. Navy Seal;  posthumous recipient of the Congressional Medal of
                  Honor for valor in 
Afghanistan; Patchogue Post Office, High School, and U.S. Navy warship were named or
in his honor, in 2006; Lt. Murphy hailed from North Patchogue]

----  PML Catalog Sampler:

--- Bishop, Staff Sgt. Keith [Patchogue High School graduate, kia in Afghanistan, with U.S. special forces; recipient of
               bronze star, U.S.
Army Medal of Commendation for Valor, among other recognitions]

---  U.S.-Iraq War, 2003-2011
                See Patchogue - History, 2000-2009 web page

---  2010-2020
                See Patchogue - History, 2010-2019 web page