Thursday, April 26, 2007
This entry begins what I hope will be a series using the label (as below) "Names." Looking around Seaford, I find it hard to determine who was born first: the sachem Tackapausha, John Seaman, or a Jackson. Therefore, we begin with the native American TACKAPAUSHA who placed his mark on the deed dated December 13, 1643, which the settlers used to claim the area of what is more or less the Hempstead Plains. The photo shows the sign at Tackaupausha Preserve, where Seaford Creek may mark the eastern border of that purchase, which Tackapausha later regretted. For further discussion, see the book "Colonial Hempstead" by Bernice Marshall at the Seaford Library.