Julia Livingston's Testimonial
A Mouse in Henry Livingston's House

Son Sidney's daughter Julia explained to her cousin William Sturges Thomas that the reason she thought the family hadn't contested Moore's claim publicly was because he was prominent in the church.
Henry + Jane
    Sidney (b:1796)
        Julia Thompson Livingston (b:1840), of Babylon LI (b:1837)
    Jane (b:1800) + Reverend William Barber Thomas
        Henry Livingston Thomas (b:1835)
            William Sturges Thomas (b:1871)

The problem wasn't so much loyalty to the church, as loyalty to the Livingston descendants getting ahead in the church.

Daughter Jane married an Episcopalian minister. Rev. William Barber Thomas. Their son, William Reed Thomas, became an Episcopalian Archdeacon, and William's son Harold as well.

Daughter Catharine's daughter Susan had married Rev Dr Pierre Alexis Proal, the Episcopalian minister of St. John's in Utica.

Confronting the donor of the land for the Episcopalian Seminary did not seem a good approach for rising in the church hierarchy.

Chapter 1:   0,   1,   2,   3,   4,   5,   6,   7,   8,   9,   10,   11,   12,   13,   14,   15,   16,   17,   18,   19,   20,   21,   22,   23

Slideshow Index,
Introduction,   Ch1: Mouse,   Ch2: Sarah,   Ch3: After Sarah,   Ch4: Locust Grove,   Ch5: Know,  
Ch6: Dunder,   Ch7: War,   Ch8: Unexpected,   Ch9: Economy,   Ch10: Dutch,  
Ch11: Politics,   Ch12: Religion,   Ch13: Work,   Ch14: Myths,   Ch15: Happy Xmas,   Epilog


Slideshow Index

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Timeline Summary,   Witness Letters,   Quest to Prove Authorship,   Scholars,   Fiction  

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