Historical Periods of Patchogue

Historical Periods (Patchogue, NY, chronologically)


--  General

            See also  Patchogue, N.Y. History web page  (- General  section)

                           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 blank in our records.  Patchogue, at the time, as a small bayside village.  We have as yet seen no published work specifically on Patchogue during the American Revolution or under British occupation, the political divisions that may have existed among its residents.  While there was a 1776 Census of Suffolk County, it is only broken down for this area only as far as Brookhaven Town, and names no villages. A subset of this list appears under Frederic Gregory Mather's Refugees of 1776 from Connecticut to Long Island, but lists only refugees, who fled the Island following the major American defeat at the Battle of Long Island, not those who remained, and were generally branded Tories.  Again, heads of households, number of men, women, and "negroes" associated with are listed  The much quoted short article on "Patchogue in 1812 lists residents, 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. We trust that tlocal genealogists, and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and particularly the Col. Josiah Smith Chapter (Patchogue, N.Y.), may be able to fill in some of those blanks, and shed more light on this significant, yet oddly missing, chapter. 


    [Patchogue was in existence during the Revolution.  Austin Roe, still lived in Setauket, at that point, where his tavern of that period 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 partior 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 the naval engagements that took place on the (Great) South Bay, research leads and links, would be most welcome.  Contact:  Your humble servant, Mark Rothenberg, mrothenberg@pmlib.org; (631) 654-4700, ext. 470 (Head, Celia M. Hastings Local History Room)


--  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 - 1849-1860  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 - 1865-1897  web page


--  Spanish-American War, 1898

           See  Patchogue - History - Spanish-American War, 1898


--  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


--  World War, 1939-1945

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


--  1946-1949  [Growth of Suburbia, Baby Boom, Dawn of the Cold War]

                 See  Patchogue - History, 1946-1949


--  Korean War, 1950-1953


--  1950-1959  [Eisenhower Era]

              See   Patchogue - History, 1950-1959


--  1960-1969  [Kennedy-Johnson-Nixon Era, Age of Causes, Polarization,



--  Vietnamese Conflict, 1965-1975

--  1970-1979  [Generation X, Lunar Landing, Age of Nixon and Carter]


--  1980-1989  [Age of Automation, and of Reagan]


--  1990-1999  [Early Internet, Age of Speculation]


---  Persian Gulf War, 1991


--  2000-Present 

         [9-11, Hand-Held Communications, Terror, & Dire Predictions]


---  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 was renamed in his honor, in 2006]

----  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