Notes for ANSEL VAN NOSTRAND:
Son of George and Fanny (Seaman) Van Nostrand.
Born: March 24, 1817 in Farmingdale, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, New York.
Died: November 22, 1905 in Greenport, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Buried: Green Hill Cemetery, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Residence: Greenport, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.
Married: Mary Elizabeth Whitman January 2, 1840 in Unknown.
Greenport was the last stop on the Long Island Railroad. Greenport was an old whaling village. The couple's five children are the only source of the Whitman family's descendants today.
Ansel Van Nostrand was a shipyard worker. He was also an alcoholic whose regular binges gave Walt Whitman another reason to visit the elder of his two sisters in Greenport.