Elisha Gildersleeve, the son of Thomas and Mary Gildersleeve was born 7 May 1697.  He was baptized 18 August 1707 in Hempstead, New York. 
↑ 1.01.1 Henry B. Hoff. Long Island Source Records. From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1987. (Ancestry.com. Long Island Source Records [database on-line]. Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008.) Section: Early Vital Records of Hempstead, Long Island, New York, From the Minutes of the Meetings of the Town Justices and Vestry, Beginning 1704 and Continuing to 1784.pg. 23.