Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Originally belonging to the Townsend family, Dr. James Townsend (born in 1729) moved to the homestead with his wife Mary Hicks. After his death in 1790, the house was sold to John Jackson, a descendant of Robert Jackson, an original settler to Hempstead. John Jackson's great granddaughter Phoebe married James Malcolm sometime in the early 19th Century, and the house remained in the Malcolm's hands until it was deeded to Nassau County in 1974. Click HERE to see the homestead on google earth.