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I believe I have found the village of Shoakecum – Checkachoggin

The Indian place-names on Long island and islands adjacent, with their probable significations (1911) by William Wallace Tooker
Pg 40: 52: CHECKACHAGIN: a brook in the town of Oyster Bay, Queen’s Co., flowing northeasterly into Beaver Swamp Creek. Two of the variants from the records of the town are Chaugren, Chogorin. – Geo. W. Cocks, Esq., of Glen Cove, informs me that he remembers it as a boy fifty years ago, colloquially, as lt Choggin. ” The name is a personal one from one of the chiefs, ” Chechagon alias Quaropin,” mentioned in an Indian deed of January 9, 1683. (Thompson’s L. /., vol. i., p.489.)
Pg 206: 331: QUARAPIN: a round swamp in Huntington.  The name refers to “where Quarapin, an Indian, formerly planted”.
Pg 216-217  351: RUGUA : a swamp in the town of Babylon, near Copiag Neck. It is found in the Indian deed of the “Baiting Place” purchase, 1698, viz.: “So running eastward to ye head of Rugua Swamp” (H. R.). This is another instance where a swamp takes its name from the aboriginal dweller on its banks. That swamps were frequently chosen by the Indians for their dwelling places is proven frequently in the early records of the town; for instance, a deed of 1698 says: “a parcel of land within the bounds of Huntington by a swampe comonly called ye round swamp where Quarapin formerly planted” (H. R., vol. ii., p. 37). Nearly every swamp in the vicinity of Sag Harbor examined by the writer has a shell-heap on its northern slopes showing Indian sojourners in time past.

Note from Coni: I believe West Hills is the spot where Quarapin/Checkachoggin had his village and planted – perfect location! Located in Huntington, New York on Round Swamp Rd. Also in this area is Asharoken, New York whom is named after Asharoken – Raseokan whom I’m also a descendant of – He is GGGrandfather to Great James


I’ve been a family Genealogist/Native American Researcher for over 30+ years and have traced over 65,000+ people for my research - My main area of research is in MI, IN, CT, NY, RI, PA, MA, VA, VT, NJ, OH, KY, Block Island & Long Island areas - dealing with many of the colonial people & tribes in these locations.

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