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Spooner, Alden Jeremiah 1810-1881 Historian; born in Sag Harbor, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1810; was admitted to the bar and practised law in Brooklyn. In 1863 he founded the Long Island Historical Society. He edited with notes and memoirs Gabriel Furman's Notes, Geographical and Historical, relating to the town of Brooklyn; and Silas Wood's sketch of the first settlement of the several towns on long Island. He died in Hempstead, L. I., Aug. 2, 1881.