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in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Connecticut. 


In giving to the public a -vrork lilce the one I now offer, imperfect as pub- 
lications of this kind generally must be, and depending upon all kinds of 
evidence, for proof of early days, such as town, court, probate and church 
records, often badly written two hundred years since, connected with an 
orthography, frequently difficult to decipher, and old books, with many 
obliterated margins, with family records in ancient tattered Bibles, and 
tombstones with many of the words and figures obliterated by time, journals 
to which I have referred, with dates culled from odd numbers and broken 
volumes, may be some excuse for the compiler for such errors as necessarily 
will occur in works of this kind. I have only to say to such fault-finders, 
serve yourselves better by collecting the genealogy and history of your own 
ancestors in this country. I have frequently been amused when meeting 
men of intelligence, who were unable to give me the name of their great- 
grandfather, and many could not even inform me who was their grandfather, 
where he resided or where he died, or the maiden name of their grandmother. 
Indeed I found in one case, a gentleman of a liberal education, who was 
unable to inform me the month in which he was married, or the birth of any 
of his six children. Too much dependence has been placed upon family 
tradition, which is generally worse than no evidence. Ask most men what 
they know of their first ancestors in this country, and seven persons out of 
eight will honestly answer — " three brothers came over to this country 
together," and often give their names, when in fact there are not found in the 
whole colony of Connecticut but four cases, where three brothers came into 
the colony in the early settlement, e.xcept they were children who accompa- 
nied their parents. The errors which I committed in the five numbers, I 
before published, were owing more to my reliance upon family tradition than 
all other causes. I have devoted the five past years entirely to this subject; 
and now feel as though I had only commenced a task of twenty years. I have 
examined some of the records of Long Island, of New Jersey, of Massachusetts, 
and very many in Connecticut, at an expense of money and time. Sev- 
eral of the first records in the state of New York are in the Dutch languagej 
and in one town in New Jersey, the records have uniformly been kept 
in Dutch, until since A. D. 1800 — from the latter I glean nothing. I propose 
to publish once in two months, a number of 100 or more pages, until six num- 


bers have been given to the public, at fifty cents a number, which will 
contain nearly three thousand of the early settlers of the Colony, and most 
of them the first of the name who came to Connecticut, with some genealogy 
and character of each, where I have been enabled to procure them. The 
names will be arranged and printed in alphabetical order, so as to be referred 
to in the volume with perfect ease. Where so many facts are collected, it 
will be impossible to give the authority for each, as the printed references 
would occupy too much space in the book. 
Hartford, Ct., 1852. 


It is calculated that about one-half of the present population (exclusive 
of foreigners who have come to New England, since 1800,) are the descend- 
ants of the Puritan settlers of the four first Colonies in New England. A 
large portion of the present population, within the old bounds of the Colony 
of Connecticut, have some curiosity to learn, who their first ancestors were 
in this country ; where and when they landed ; what was their condition to 
live in the wilderness, surrounded by savage men, more dangerous to their 
future welfare than the beasts of the forest. 

The object of the compiler, is to issue six numbers, revising the five num- 
bers before published, depending as little as possible, upon tradition, but upon 
the Town, Church, Probate, Colony and Court Records, in different towns 
in the Colony, and giving to the public the names of the first settlei-s who lo- 
cated in the Connecticut Colony ; the ships they came in, where landed, their 
standing and condition in life, as far as discovered. 

Most of the settlers of New England, previous to 1700, came first into the 
Plymouth or ^lassachusetts colonies, and those who afterwaixls settled in Con- 
necticut, removed from those two colonies. Many of the first settlers of 
Connecticut remained several years at Watertown, Newtown and Dorches- 
ter, in Massachusetts, before they removed to Connecticut. And it is yet 
quite difficult, from all the records discovered, to settle the point satisfactorily, 
what town was first settled by the white people in this colony. I am inclined 
to believe there is little question, that the first Dutch people were at 
Hartford, before any English settlers were at either Windsor or Weth- 
ersfield. Both the English and Dutch claimed to have been the first dis- 
coverers of Connecticut River, and both purchased lands on the river. 
Mr. AVinslow probably had information of the river before the Dutch, yet it 
appears from history that the Dutch had erected a fort at Dutch Point, 
in Hartford, probably with the intention of holding the lands on the river, 
and as a trading-house. The best evidence is, that this was as early as 1633. / 
Gov. Winslow and Mr. Bradford visited Gov. Winthrop to induce him to join 
with the Plymouth Colony in a trade with the Indians in Connecticut, in 1633, 
and erect a house for this purpose. Gov. Winthrop declined the offer of 
uniting, and gave his reasons Ibr so doing. The Plymouth people, Dr. Trum- 
bull says, " determined to undertake the enterprise at their own risk." 
In 1633, "John Oldham and three others with him," travelled through the 
woods to Connecticut, to view the country and trade with the Indiana. It 


appears by Dr. Trumbull's account of it, that the Dutch were located at Hart- 
ford, when Capt. William Holmes of Plymouth, with his vessel and company, 
with a frame and materials for a house, went up the river. The Dutchmea 
stood by their cannon and ordered Holmes to strike his colors, or they would 
fire upon him : Holmes assured the Dutch he had a commission from the 
governor of Plymouth to go up the river, and he must (and did) obey his 
orders. And the house was erected in Windsor, in October, 1633, and forti- 
fied against the Dutch and Indians by palisadoes. 

These facts show that the first white men, located settlers on the Connecti- 
cut, were the Dutch at Duteh Point, in Hartford, as early as October, 1633, 
and were there when Capt. Holmes went up the river with his company, to 
erect a trading-house at Windsor. Windsor appears to have been the first 
town settled by the English, and Wethersfield was probably the next, but it 
is by no means certain that the English were not in Hartford, nearly at the 
same time they were at Windsor and Wethersfield. We find Nicholas Clark 
the joiner, sent to Hartford by John Tallcot, Sen., to build him a framed 
house in Hartford, in 1635, a year previous to Mr. Hooker and his company 
removing to Hartford. (See Note A in Appendix.) Nicholas Clark^is 
found at Hartford one of the first settlers, and a son of John Talcot, Sen., 
wrote these facts in his manuscript copy of the first history of Hartford, 
which is now, and ever since has been, in possession of his desce idants. 
Nicholas Clark in the summer of 1635, built the kitchen part of the house, 
and in 1636, the upright part adjoining the kitchen, &c. This he could not, 
or at any rate, would not have attempted to do alone or with a few men, if 
surrounded by savages and wild beasts. I am inclined to believe that these 
three towns had many inhabitants in each of them, as early as 1635.* The 
first Court Record now preserved, was held at Newtown, (Hartford,) April 
26, 1636 : this was about two months before Mr. Hooker and his company of 
Hartford settlers started upon their journey for Hartford. Yet we find the 
five Judges were chosen from the three new towns, Dorchester, Newtown, 
and Watertown, and appointed a constable foi- each of the three towns : not 
only so, if there had been no white English population before 1636 in Hart- 
ford, Mr. Hooker would not have brought his delicate wife on a litter, upon 
men's shoulders, from Massachusetts to Connecticut, when he had no house 
provided for her, on their arrival. 

In 1621, and for many years after, all the settlers for New England landed 
in the colony of New Plymouth, or Massachusetts, and emigrated from thence 
to Connecticut. For several years after 1635, there were no settlements by 

• Dr. Trumbull, under date 1636, remarks, "as soon as the spring advanced, and the travel- 
ling would admit, the hardy men began to return from Massachusetts, to their habitations on the 
river." Vol. I. page 64. It may be inferred from this remark that many settlers in the three 
towns on Connecticut River, had been the year previous, and built houses, and had returned to 
their families in the autumn of 1635, and returned to Connecticut in the spring of 1636. The 
first Court held in Hartford, was upon the 26th of April, 1636, and Mr. Hooker and his company 
did not start for Hartford, until June, 1636. Trumbull's record, and Winthrop. 


the English in Connecticut, except in the towns of Windsor, Hartford and 
Wethersfield, and a few at Saybrook. In 1634, some of the Watertown set- 
tlers came and erected a few houses in what is now Wethersfield. (Mr. 
Weeks in his manuscript claims Wethersfield to be the oldest town on the 
river.) In 1635 the congregation of Mr. Wareham, at Cambridge, settled 
upon moving to Connecticut, and some few had come to Windsor, and made 
preparations to move their families. The people of Watertown also many of 
them moved to Wethersfield, and the people of Newtown were preparing to 
move to Hartford in the spring of 1636 — though some had come in 1635. 
John Winthrop, a son of Gov. Winthrop, of Massachusetts, arrived at Bos- 
ton in 1635, as agent for Sir Richard Saltonstall and others, for the purpose 
of erecting a fort at the mouth of Connecticut River, and was appointed by 
the Company, (whose agent he was,) Governor of the River Connecticut, for 
one year after his arrival. He soon built the fort and erected houses — which 
was the commencement of the building and settling Saybrook. Many of the 
Dorchester people who had settled in Windsor, occupied land near the Plym- 
outh trading-house — this greatly disturbed Gov. Bradford, as the Plymouth 
people had purchased the land of the Indians, and taken possession of it by 
building their trading-house upon the land. About October, 1635, the Dor- 
chester people commenced moving to Windsor ; about 60 men, women and 
children started through the wilderness with their horses, cattle, swine, &c., 
without roads, bridges, or even huts to cover them, sleeping in the open air — 
but they arrived safely, though the journey was long and tedious. Much of 
their provisions and household furniture had been sent round by water for 
Dorchester, (Windsor,) and were cast away and lost. The sufferings in the 
Colony in the winter of 1635 were most severe ; — their provisions failed, and 
bedding lost, so that many to save life returned to Boston for the winter. 
But those who remained in the Colony through the winter came near perish- 
ing by famine, notwithstanding all they could procure of the Indians and get 
by hunting. Much of the winter they subsisted on acorns, roots and grains. 
Many of their cattle died. 

In the spring of 1636 the emigration began again in companies from Mas- 
sachusetts to Connecticut, and sent their provisions by water. In June, 
1636, the Rev. Thomas Hooker, Mr. Samuel Stone and about one hundred 
others, of all ages and sexes, started through the wilderness, guided only by 
a compass, to Hartford — with no cover but the heavens, and no lodging but the 
ground, and subsisted on the milk of the cows which they drove with their other 
cattle, numbering one hundred and sixty in all. They carried their packs 
upon their backs, and their arms for protection in their hands. Mrs. Hooker 
was so feeble in health that she was carried the whole journey upon a litter, 
and they reached Newtown (Hartford) in about two weeks. In September, 
1636, as many of Mr. Warham's people had moved to Windsor, he started 
for Windsor to take charge of his church, but left his family at Dorchester, 
until he could prepare to receive them ; so that at this time the three towns 
upon the river were permanently settled by many inhabitants, with Mr. 


Warham in charge of the church at Windsor, Mr. Hooker and Mr. Stone at 

Rev. Mr. Philips who had been the minister for the emigrants to Wethera- 
field, at Watertown, Mass., did not remove to Watertown, Conn., with bis 
people. Mr. Mather and Mr. Warham had amicably agreed with the church 
at Dorchester, that Mr. Mather should remain with the church at Dorchester, 
Mass., and Mr. Warham should remove with such of his church as preferred 
to remove with him to Dorchester, Conn. All emigrants to Connecticut 
firstly came to some one of the three old towns on the Connecticut River: in- 
deed after the first settlement at New Haven, some of their emigrants, 
passed from Massachusetts by land, on the track made by the Connecticut 
settlers from Boston to Hartford. 

It will be recollected by the reader, that Mr. Warham and Mr. Hooker 
had been ordained, one at Dorchester, and the other in Newtown, in Mass., 
before they and their churches moved to Dorchester and Newtown, in Con- 
necticut. They gave the towns where each resided in this Colony the same 
names of the towns from which they had removed ; Hartford was called New- 
town — and Windsor, Dorchester — ^and Wethersfield, Watertown. But at the 
General Court of the Colony, in February, 1637, (as time is now reckoned,) 
they gave the several towns their present names. 

It will be discovered then, that here were three towns located in the wil- 
derness, with a large number of inhabitants, (as many must have come into 
the colony, before either of the churches moved as a colony) without any 
law to govern them, either civil, military, or criminal ; and the principles and 
much less the practice and forms of an independent government, in a great 
measure unknown to men who had been educated under the crown of Eng- 
land and had learned only to obey. The first year (1635) no courts were 
organized, not even a town organization formed, and much less any thing 
like a General Court formed to enact laws and punish offences. The officers 
of the several churches governed their own members according to the rules 
and discipline of the church ; and as no other law existed in the Colony, all 
offenders, if any were tried befere 1636, must have been tried by the Mo- 
saic law, by the churches. But as the law of Moses made no provision to 
punish a white man for selling a gun to an Indian, it therefore became nec- 
essary that some civil body of men should be so organized as to enact such 
laws as would prevent or punish offences not provided for in the Bible. The 
placing of fire-arms in the possession of the Indians was considered one of 
the most culpable offences in the Colony, which endangered not only the 
property but the safety and lives of the English settfers. At this time it was 
discovered that Henry Stiles had traded a gun with the Indians for corn. 
Therefore on the 26th day of April, 1636, a court was organized by five of 
the best men in the Colony — whether they constituted themselves a court or 
were elected by the people, the record gives no account. The Court con- 
sisted of Roger Ludlow, as chairman, and Mr. Westwood, John Steel, An- 
drew Ward, and William Phelps, as his associates. The first act of the 


Court was to trj' Stiles for the offence. He was found guilty, and ordered 
by the Court to regain the gun from the Indians in a fair and legal way, or 
the Court should take the case into further consideration. The Court then 
enacted a law, that from henceforth no one within the jurisdiction of the 
Court should trade with the Indians any piece or pistol, gun or shot, or pow- 
der, under such penalty as the Court should see meet to inflict. This was 
the first court, the first trial, and the first law ever enacted or had in 

As the members of the court resided in the three towns before mentioned, 
they assumed the power (as no law had been enacted by them, and the Mo- 
saic law had not provided for it,) to appoint and swear constables for Dor- 
chester, Newtown and Watertown, for the then ensuing year, or until new 
ones should be chosen. This it appears was considered by the Court as an 
organization or incorporation of the three towns. For many years after, and 
long after the Confederation of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, aU that 
was done by the General Court to incorporate a plantation or town, was to 
appoint and swear a constable, and the remainder was left to the inhabitants 
of the plantation to finish its organization or incorporation. Even as late as 
1662-3^, in many of the towns upon Long Island, also at Westchester, 
where they were claimed by the Colony, or placed themselves under the 
government of Connecticut, a constable was appointed or approved by the 
General Court, and the towns at once became liable to be taxed by the Colo- 
ny, and had the privilege of being represented at the General Court. The 
Court thus formed for the trial of Henry Stiles was continued from session to 
session and from year to year, and was called "The Corte, a Corte, in May, 
1637 it is recorded ' Generall Corte,' April 11th, 1639, called ' General meet- 
ing of the Freemen,'" (The Court of Election.) The day the Charter 
(which bears date April 23d, 1662,) was publicly read before the people of 
Connecticut, to wit, October 9, 1662, it is recorded the " General Assem- 
bly," (under the Charter.) Here the reader will see that the origin of the 
present General Assembly of the State of Connecticut was the formation of 
a Court of five men. In 1636, to try Henry Stiles cruninaUy, (without law,) 
for selling a gun to an Indian. 

The General Court soon discovered the propriety of adding a House of 
Kepresentatives to the first Court formed In 1636, particulariy upon great 
occasions. Therefore in May, 1637, the several towns were represented at 
the General Court by the name of Committee, by three from each town— 
and took their seats with the magistrates who had previously constituted the 
Court. The object at this time of enlarging the number of the General Court, 
was an event which has never been surpassed In impoiiance to the Colony or 
State since. It was whether they should declare war against the most war- 
Hke and powerful tribe of Indians In New England. The future safety of 
property and life In the Colony depended upon the result. The Pequots had 
stolen not only the property of the English, and murdered some of the in- 
habitants, but had abducted from Wethersfield two young ladies, and carried 


them among the Indians by force. But not to add to this interesting narra- 
tive furthei'. The General Court, feeble as the inhabitants were in numbers, 
and deficient in means, trusted in God for the result, and boldly declared war 
against the Pequots. Ninety men were ordered to be raised — munitions of 
war were at once prepared, — Rev. Samuel Stone was selected as Chaplain 
for the little but valorous army. They went down Connecticut River in 
three small vessels, with Captain Mason as commander, (and to be brief,) 
they met the enemy at the Mystic Fort ; and though the colonists lost two, 
with sixteen wounded, they fought like men who were fighting for the future 
welfare of the Colony — for the lives of their wives, children, and their own 
lives and property. When all was closed nearly six hundred Indians lay 
dead upon the battle ground — about sixty or seventy wigwams burned to the 
ground, and the Fort in ashes. So valorous and complete was the victory 
that the Pequots became extinct as a nation. Sassicus fled with a few of his 
warriors to the Mohawks ; others united with other tribes, particularly with 
the Mohegans. 

It will therefore be seen that what is now styled the Senate, originated, as 
has been stated ; and the formation of the House of Representatives origin- 
ated in the necessity of having more councillors in the declaration of war 
against the Pequot Indians. After which meeting of the Committee, in 
1637, the Committee met in the General Court as the House of Representa- 
tives, and the two houses were styled the ^Commissioners and Committee un- 
til after the union of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield, in 1639, when 
the government Avas formed by adding a Governor and Deputy Governor. 
The Upper House was styled the House of Magistrates, and during 1639 the 
Lower House retained the name of Committee; but in April, 1640, the 
Lower House, or popular branch, Avas styled the House of Dej^uties. 

From the organization of the General Court in the Colony, in 1636, to the 
confederation of the three towns upon Connecticut River, in 1639, being 
three years — there was no other court in the Colony, except the Particular 
Court of 1637, which did little business. The General Court took cognizance 
of divisions in churches — of all criminal offences — of all civil matters — the ap- 
pointment and confirmation of all oflicers in the jurisdiction — declared war — 
regulated commerce — formed and governed the militia ; — indeed every thing in 
the Colony came under their supervision. They ordered that no young unmar- 
ried man unless a public officer, or he kept a servant, should keep house alone, 
except by licence of the town, under a penalty of twenty shillings per week ; 
and that no head of a family should entertain such young man under a like 
penalty, without liberty from the town. The object of this law probably was, 
to compel early marriages, to aid in settling the colony, and to prevent their 
keeping bad company. 

As early as 1640, the General Court intended that the inhabitants should 
measure their apparel by the length of their purses — the court being the judg- 
es. The constable in each town was ordered to take notice of all persons, 
and if he judged any person exceeded their rank and condition in life, in 


their attire, to warn them to appear before the Particular Court to answer 
for the offence. All excess In the price of labor, in 1640-41, was expressly 
forbidden by law. All artificers and other laborers were priced, as well as 
the labor of horses and oxen. Most of the penalties attached to the criminal 
laws, were accompanied with flogging and pillory ; so much so that a law was 
enacted In 1643, which made it Imperative upon all the towns on Connecti- 
cut River, to appoint a whipper to do execution upon offenders. 

As Massachusetts and Plymouth were settled a few years earUer than Con- 
necticut, and had become somewhat organized as a government, many of 
their laws were copied into the code of laws enacted by Connecticut. Labor 
and dress were regulated by law in those colonies before it was in this. Their 
laws upon these subjects were much more severe than in this jurisdiction. 
They had a law that ladies' dresses should be made so long as to cover their 
shoe buckles. They prohibited short sleeves, and ordered the sleeves to be 
lengthened to cover the arms to the wrists. They forbid by law, Immoderate 
great breeches, knots of ribbon, broad shoulder bands, silk roses, double ruffs 
and cuffs. Even as late as 1653, John Falrhanks was solemnly tried for 
wearing great boots. He was acquitted on trial. The colonies were poor, 
and It appears the object of the law was to prevent all kinds of extravagance, 
and to compel the inhabitants to govern their living, strictly by their means. 

As there were no printing presses in the colony or country In the early 
settlement of Connecticut, the laws enacted at each session of the General 
Court, were promulgated to the inhabitants of each town, by copies of the 
laws being made out by the Secretary of the Colony, and sent to the consta- 
bles of each town, and read by them at public meetings to the people. This 
inconvenient practice was continued in the Colony nearly forty years, untfl 
1672. This year all the laws In force were prepared and sent to Cambridge 
to be printed, and bound with blank paper Interspersed In the book, to enter 
laws which should be afterwards enacted. It was a small folio. The book is 
now a curiosity of ancient days. Its introduction to the public is vastly bet- 
ter fitted for Watts' Psalms, than a code of laws. After the book was print- 
ed, the General Assembly ordered that every family in the Colony should 
have a law book. The blank pages in the book were not filled until nearly 
thirty years after. The New Haven Colony at a much earlier period, pro- 
cured a code of laws to be printed for that Colony, of about one hundred 
pages, entitled " New Haven's Settling in New England, and some Laws for 
Government ; published for the use of that Colony." This early and first 
volume of laws was printed In London, for the New Haven Colony. I know 

of only two copies extant of the edition of five hundred that were printed. 

Records of Conn., Winthkop's Jour., Dr. Trumbull. 


ABBE, (Abbie, Abbee, Abbey,) JOHN and Hannah his wife were 
at Windham, Conn., and had issue recorded there, viz: Richard, b. 
Feb. 9, 1682, d. July 10, 1737, aged 54; Mary, b. Sept. 16, 1684; 
Marcy, b. March 5, 1689 ; John, Jun , b. April 20, 1691 ; Hannah, 
b. Aug. 13, 1693; Lidia, b. May 21, 1696; Sarah, b. March 11, 
1699. John Abbe d. there Dec. 11, 1700. Thomas Abbe d. April 
1, 1700. His son John, Jun., was a proprietor in the drawing of the 
20 acre lots in 1707, 

ABBE, RICHARD, Esq., son of John and Hannah, m. Mary Gen- 
nings, Nov. 16, 1703, (probably removed.) 

*ABBE, SAMUEL, of Windham, m. Hannah Silsby, March 15, 
1710, and had issue: Samuel, Jun., b. Oct. 12, 1712, d. 1714. 
Samuel the father d. Jan. 15, 1736—7, aged about 61 years. 

ABBE, OBADIAH, of Windham, and Elizabeth his wife, had 
issue : Mercy, b. Oct. 5, 1702 ; Obadiah, b. April 10, 1704 ; Eliza- 
beth, b. April 1, 1700; Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1707; Abigail b. Oct. 
25, 1709 ; Ruth b. Sept. 15, 1712 ; Joseph b. May 28, 1714 ; Rich- 
ard b. May, 1716; 2d Joseph b. Jan. 16, 1718-19. 

ABBE, SAMUEL, of Windham, d. there in 1693. His widow Ma- 
ry m. Abraham Mitchell, and she administered on her first husband's 
estate. Samuel's children were, Mary, aged 25, Samuel 23, Thom- 
as 20, Ebenezer 16, Marcy 14, Sarah 13, Hepzibah 10, Abigail 8, 
John 7, Eleazer 8, Benjamin 6, and Jonathan 2. Elizabeth's estate, 
£58. 8s. 2d. 

ABBE, EBENEZER, of Windham, deeded land to John Fitch, 
of Windham, Sept. 12, 1715. OBID ABBE gave a deed of land 

* Windham was incorporated May, 1692, though it commenced settling as early as 1689, 
when Capt. John Kates orCates, and his servant, framed and rais'sd the first house in Windham. 


in Windham to Samuel Abbe, of Windsor, in 1714. JOHN ABBE, 
ofWindham,d. Dec. 1700. He left a widow Hannah and children. He 
had married a widow, who had children by her first husband. 

ABBE, JOHN, who was born at Windham, settled in East Hart- 
ford soon after 1700 : he died in East Hartford, Oct. 30, 1790, aged 
109 years. 

ABBE, JONATHAN, of Willington, Conn., d. in 1760, and left 
children, viz : Anne, Mary, Jonathan, Samuel and Rebeccah. 

The Abbe's were also pioneers at Enfield. 

*ABBE, THOMAS, was an original proprietor and settler at En- 
field. He died at Enfield, in 1728, and left two sons, who settled 
there, viz : Thomas, Jun., b. 1686, m. Mary Pease, daughter of Capt. 
John Pease, 1714, d. 1745, had two sons, first, Obadiah, b. 1728, d. 
1745 ; second, Thomas, b. 1731, m. Penelope Terry, widow of Dr. 
Ebenezer, d. 1811, aged 81 years, and left children: John, b. 1692. 
one of the first settlers of the upper part of " King's street," had 
four sons — John, b. 1717, m. Sarah Root, daughter of Timothy Root, 
of Somers, 1739, settled in the east part of the town, d. 1794, left 
two sons, who both settled and died in the east part of Enfield. 
Thomas, b. 1721, and Daniel, b. 1726, both died at Cape Breton, 
1745, without children. Richard, 4th son of John Abbe, b. 1735, 
m. Mary Bement, daughter of Capt. Dennis Bement, 1755, d. 1807, 
left children. This name is yet found at Enfield and Windham. 

ABBIE, SAMUEL, of Salem Village, Mass., freeman 1689-90. 
ABBY, JOHN, Sen., of Redding, Mass., freeman 1634. This was an 
early name at Cape Cod. 

Abbey has but one coat of arms. Five of this name have gradu- 
ated at Yale College. 

ABBOT, (Abbott, Abbit,) GEORGE, a servant boy at Windsor, 
was fined £5, for selling a pistol and some powder to the Indians, 
and bound by the Court for his good behavior, and disposed of by the 
Court for farther service to his master, and to pay a fine, &c., 1640. 
He was in Court at Hartford, in 1647-8. In 1647 he was fined 12s. 
to Richard Lettin. 

ABBOTT, ROBERT, was a juror at the Particular Court in Hart- 

• Enfield began to settle in 1680, or '8], (the grant by Massachusetts to have it become a 
township, was in May, 1C83,) and was incorporated in May, 1688. The town of Enfield was 
annexed to Connecticut, from Massachusetts, as were other towns, adjoining the north state 
line of Connecticut, as late as 1752. 


ford, July 2, 1640, also Sept. 2, 1641 : he was probably as early as 
any other of the name in Connecticut. Yet I find JOHN ABBOTT 
at Wethersfield, holding several lots of land there, as early as 1641. 
GEORGE ABBET, of Windsor, and John Moses, settled with the 
Indians of Massacoe,* (Simsbury,) for injury done to John Griffin of 
Windsor, by burning his tar and pitch, June 28, 1648 ; by the Indi- 
ans conveying their land at Massacoe, except two acres reserved by 
them for their own use. John Griffin, Dec. 23, 1661, assigned his 
Indian deed to the Committee, who had been appointed to dispose of 
the lands at Massacoe, for the use of the town of Windsor. GEORGE 
ABITT, Sen., and JOHN and JONATHAN ABBITT were all 
land holders in Norwalk, Conn., in 1687, George, Sen., was settled 
there as early as 1655. In 1672, he had seven children at Norwalk, 
and the town of Norwalk gave him ten acres of land for his service 
as a soldier. The Abbots formerly of Wallingford and Ridgefield, 
were son and grandsons of JOSEPH ABBOT, of New Haven, as 
early as 1681. 

ABBOTT, PHILLIP, of Windham, m. Abigail Bigford, Oct. 8, 
1723, and had issue born at Windham, viz: John, b. July 12, 1724; 
Abial, b. March 3, 1726 ; Stephen, b. April 21, 1728 ; Hannah, b. 
March 16, 1730 ; Mary, b. July 6, 1732 ; Zebediah, b., d. Dec. 

2, 1731. 

ABBOTT, JOHN, of Colchester, had a son John, baptized there 
Dec. 25, 1748 : Sarah, baptized May 27, 1750. 

fABBOTT, JONATHAN, of Norwalk, m. Sarah, daughter of 
Lieut. John Olmsted, June 5, 1696, and had children born there, 
viz : Jonathan, Jr., b. April 6, 1697, ; Sarah, b. June, 1699 ; 
Eunis, b. Jan. 23, 1702; Mary, b. July 8, 1704; Deborah, b. Dec. 

3, 1707 ; Keziah, b. April 17, 1711 ; Lemuel b. March 21, 1713-14 ; 

• Simsbury, (Indian name Massacoe,) began early to settle by the white people from Wind- 
sor. Several families were there about 1648, and the first settlers fled, during a part of Philip's 
W^ar, though it was incorporated as early as May, 1670. 

Farmer mentions ARTHUR, of Marblehead, an early inhabitant. DANIEL, freeman, 18th 
May. 1631, of Cambridge, in 1634, fined 5s. for neglecting his watch in 1630. GEORGE, of Row- 
ley, died 1647. WALTER, a vintner of New Hampshire, in 1640. Robert, of Waterlown, 
Mass., freeman, in 1634, and several others, (see Farmer.) The name is spelt upon some of the 
records in Connecticut, " Abbit, Abbitt." 

t Norwalk originally included most of the present towns of Wilton, Westport. and New Ca- 
naan. The General Court of Connecticut Colony, gave Nathaniel Eli, and others, an order of 
settlement, in 1650, and in Sept., 1651, incorporated the town. Though some of its settlers were 
there in 1650. Some of the early records call the town Norrwake, and some early records 
call Norwich, Porridge. 


Jane, b. Oct. 5, 1716, and Mindwell, b. Dec. 21, 1718. This name 
and blood yet continue in Fairfield County and other parts of Con- 
necticut. Thirty persons by the name of Abbot, and two by the 
name of Abbott, graduated at Harvard College, before 1849 ; and 
two by the name of Abbot, and three by the name of Abbott, at 
Yale College, before 1851. 

ABBOTT, EDWARD, and Henry Andrews of Taunton, Mass., 
were enrolled in 1643, as able to bear arms, between the ages of 16 
and 60 years. 

ABBOTT, JOHN, and MARIA ABBOTT, aged 16 years, em- 
barked in the Hopewell, for New England. 

ABBET, ROBERT, had three lots of land early recorded at Wa- 
tertown, Mass. 

The Coats of Arms of the name by Burk, are — Abbot (Lord 
Mayor of London, 1638,) hasone. Abbot, (Baron Colchester, of Col- 
chester, Essex,) one. Abbot, (Baron Tentcrdon,) one. Abbot, 
(Shropshire,) one. Abbot, (Lincolnshire,) one. And three other 
Coats of Arms for the name. 

ABBOT, PAUL, of Andover, Mass., purchased lands in Wind- 
sor, of Richard Abbe of Windham, and James Richardson, in 1721, 
also of Nathaniel Hovey, in 1721. 

Robert Abbot, who is found in Connecticut, and is mentioned by 
Farmer, as admitted a freeman in Massachusetts, in 1634, was prob- 
ably the same man found a Juror at Hartford, July 2, 1640. 

ABELL, (Abel,) CALEB, was appointed to keep a tavern at 
Norwich, Conn., in 1694, for the year. In 1716, Caleb Abel re- 
ceived a deed of land in Windham, of Benajah Bushnell, merchant 
of Norwich. 

ABELL, JOSHUA, and Hugh Amos, were early settlers at Nor- 
wich, as soon as 1670, probably father of Caleb Abell. GEORGE 
ABELL was the first in Connecticut, as early as 1647. 

ABELL, ROBERT, desired to be made free at Boston, in 1630, 
and took the oath. May, 1631. 

ABELL, ROBERT, freeman at Weymouth, 1631 : his son Abra- 
ham was buried Nov., 1639. ELIJAH and JAMES ABELL 
graduated at Yale College, before 1851. This is an old name in 
Weymouth. Coats of Arms for the name. — The name Abell, (Es- 
sex,) has one. Abell or Abel (Kent and London,) the same as 
Abell of Essex. Abell, (Stapenhill, Co. Derby, visit, 1611,) and 
two other coats of arms. 


ABERNETHE, (Ebernethe, Ebernathe, Ebernatha,) WILLIAM, 
a Scotchman, was early in Connecticut, first at Branford, and from 

thence to Wallingford. He first married Sarah Feb. 17, 1673, 

and married Elizabeth for his second wife. His children at 

Wallingford, were Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1673 ; William, Jr., b. 
July 23, 1675; Sarah, b. Oct. 10, 1677; Mary, b. March 27, 1679- 
80; Samuel, b. Jan. 10, 1683, d. March 14, 1723 ; Daniel, b. Sept. 
30, 1686, d. Oct. 31, 1723; Susannah, b. July 18, 1689; Damaris, 
daughter of William and Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 17 

ABERNETHE, SAMUEL, -son of W^illiam, Sen., married Eliza- 
beth Peck, Aug. 10, 1710; issue, Abraham, b. March 1, 1712; 
probably others. 

ABERNETHE, WILLIAM, Jr., and wife Mary, had children, 
Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1705; Caleb, b. Feb. 11, 1710; Ann, b. June 
7, 1706; John, b. Feb. 27, 1708; Susannah, b. April 28, 1712; 
Joseph, b. June 20, 1714; Hannah, b. Aug. 30, 17 — ; John, b. — 
Jemima, daughter of William and Mary, b. Aug. 29, 1702 ; per- 
haps others. 

ABERNATHE, ENOS, of Wallingford, married Beulah, and 
had issue : Samuel, b. May 5, 1738 ; Naomi, b. Oct. 6, 1739 ; Ben- 
jamin, b. Aug. 13. 1741 ; 2d Samuel, d. April 11, 1742, and Ben- 
jamin, d. Jan. 3, 1741-2 ; Naomi, d. June 2, 1742 ; 2d Naomi, d. Jan. 
4, 1743; 2d Samuel, b. Aug. 23, 1744; Beulah, b. March 28, 
1746; Abigail, b. Nov. 27, 1748. 

SUSANNAH, daughter of , m. Samuel Yale, March 11, 

1736. SARAH ABERNETHE, m. Thomas Doolittle, (by Capt. 
Yale,) May 27, 1730. ELIZABETH EBENETHE, was m. by 
Capt. Hall, to Wm. Hough, Dec. 14, 1726. SUSANNA ABER- 
NETHA, m. George Merriraan, Jan. 8, 1713. JEMIMA, daughter 
of William, Jr., and Mary, m. John Curtis, June 17, 1723. ELIZA- 
BETH ABERNATHA, m. John Ward, May 11, 1736. MARTHA 
ABERNATHA, m. Job Brockett, Feb. 27, 1750-1, by Rev. Phile- 
mon Robbins. ABIGAIL ABERNATHA, m. Robert Collins, May 
4, 1736. ANNA d. Nov. 23, 1726. JOHN, son of William and 
Mary Abernatha, " was struck dead, by thunder," &c. May 12, 
1727. WILLIAM EBERNATHA, d. Feb. 17, 1728. JESSE 
ABERNETHE, d. Dec. 2, 1741. JARED, son of Caleb, m. Lois 
Thompson, daughter of Dea. Gideon, of Goshen, May 26, 1760, and 
had a son Cyrus, b. there, June 11, 1767. WAITE ABERNETHE 
and DAMARIS ABERNETHE witnessed the will of Mathew Bel- 
lamy, of Wallingford, in 1744. 


ABERxNATHA, CALEB, son of William and Mary, m. Lois 
Gaylord, of Wallingford, (by Capt. Yale,) Sept. 26, 1733. Issue, 
William, b. July 1, 1734; Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1736, d. Nov. 29, 
1736 ; John, b. July 2, 1738 ; 2d Mary, b. Dec. 9, 1739; Jared, b. 
Oct. 31, 1741. 

About 1743, the above Caleb and Lois removed to Farmington, 
(in that part of the town now Bristol,) where the following children 
are recorded, viz : Giles, b. Dec. 3, 1744 ; Waite, b. Dec. 16, 1745 ; 
Caleb, Jr., b. April 8, 1748, d. 1751 ; Lois, b. April 10, 1750, m. 

William ; Ann, b. March 15, 1754 ; Mary, b. , m. Daniel 

Bacon, Oct, 24, 1765 ; Caleb, d. 1759. His son John was execu- 
tor of his will. The foregoing are the ancestors of those of the 
name, at Harwinton, Torringford, Washington, Woodbury, Bridge- 
port, and other towns in Connecticut. As imperfect as the forego- 
ing list is, it may aid them in perfecting a full roll of their ances- 
tors. Four of the name had graduated at Yale College, before 1851. 

ABERNETH has one coat of arms. ABERNETHY has three 
coats of arms. 

This name is often found upon the records, spelled Ebernathe, 
Ebernalha, and Ebernetha, &c. 

ABORN, (Abborn,) SAMUEL, yeoman of Tolland, will dated 
Nov. 1st, 174:^ — wife, Martha — sons, John and Samuel, and daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth Woodward and Abigail Aborn. Abigail to have of 
his estate £160, (old tenor,) when married or 21 years of age. 
Samuel also under the age of 21 — the sons had all of his real es- 
tate, and paid legacies to the daughters. Inventory over £500. He 
was probably at Tolland soon after the town was settled in 1713, 
and while it was a part of Hartford County, and perhaps when it 
was called Skungamug, by the Indians, 

ASHBORN, JOSEPH, had lands in Milford, Conn., before 1700— 
perhaps the same name. 

ACCORLY, (Acerly,) HENRY, (perhaps Ackley) was an early 
settler at Stamford, he went to Stamford about the same time, and 
perhaps in company with Capt. Underbill and Slauson, as early as 
1641 or '2. The first twenty families were from Wethersfield, to 
Stamford, and were first purchasers and settlers there. Accorly was 
in the 3d company of settlers. The first now found upon the first 
record at Stamford — are Rev. Richard Dentan, Thurston Rainer, 
Jonas Wood, Jonas Wood, Jr., John Jessup, John Northend, Thom- 
as Weekes, Mathevv Mitchell, Robert Coe, Samuel Sherman, Jere- 
miah Jagger, Vincent Simking, Edmond Wood, Henry Smith, An- 


drew Ward, Richard Gildersleve, John Seaman, Daniel Finch, Sam- 
uel Clark, Jeremiah Wood. These all came according to their agree- 
ment. With the above, or soon after, the following persons removed 
and settled at Stamford, viz: Richard Law, Ferris, Robert Bates, 
John Whitman, John Reinolds, Thomas Morehouse, Francis Bell, 
Richard Crabb, and Robert Fisher: these last settled there in 1641, 
some of them from Wethersfield, some from Hartford, and two of 
them from Milford. The descendants of many of them now reside 
in Stamford. 

Henry Accorly, died at Stamford, June 17, 1650. The Inventory 
of his estate, dated Jan. 4th, 1658. He was by trade a " house-car- 
penter and farmer." 

Ackerly, Robert, was one of the petitioners in 1659, at Setauket, 
on L. I., to be united to the Colony of Connecticut, upon tlje same 
terms with South and East Hampton, L. I. He was made free by 
Connecticut, in 1664. 

ACKLEY, NICHOLAS, was located on lot No. 42 Trumbull 
street, in Hartford, in 1665, and was chimney viewer in Hartford in 
1662 — he for a time lived at 30 Mile Island, at the lower end of the 
Cove, and had a 6 acre lot toward Saybrook. Hannah Ackley, 
widow of THOMAS, son of Nicholas, in 1704, presented the inven- 
tory of Thomas Ackley's estate, and took administration on her hus- 
band's said estate. In 1705, Benjamin Trowbridge married the 
widow, and in right of his wife Hannah, accounted to the court for 
her administration on her first husband's estate. Thomas Ackley's 
children were Thomas, Job, Hannah and Ann. John and Nathan- 
iel Ackley were appointed guardians for the children. He had lived 
east of the river and died Jan. 16, 1703-4. 

The children of Nicholas, Sen., of Haddam, were Nicholas, Jr., 
John, Samuel, Benjamin, James, Nathaniel and Thomas, and daugh- 
ters, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Lydia — the sons of Nich- 
olas, Sen., settled east of the Connecticut river. JOB, son of Thomas 
Ackley, and JAMES, son of James, settled at Colchester. JOB and 
JOHN each had a child baptized at Colchester in 1740. 

ACKLEY, NICHOLAS, and Jerusha his wife, of Colchester, had 
Jeremiah, b. Sept. 26, 1742 ; Jerusha, b. Dec. 30, 1744 ; and Sarah, 
b. Nov. 5, 1749. 

ACKLEY, JAMES, and Sarah his wife, of Colchester, had a 
daughter Sarah, b. Sept. 18, 1743. 

ACKLEY, NATHANIEL, and Sarah his wife, of Colchester, had 
Sarah, born there Sept. 4, 1743. 


ACKLEY, JOB, and Elizabeth, of Colchester, had Phebe, b. 
Aug. 15,1742; Ezra, b. May 13, 1744; Job, b. July 1748; Ed- 
ward, b. July 22, 1753 — all descendants of Nicholas Ackley, first 
of Hartford and afterwards of Haddam. 

This name is found in many towns in Connecticut ; it was an 
early name in Kent. Benjamin Ackley was a deputy to the legis- 
lature in 1781 and 1782— also Chester, of Washington, in 1829 and 

ADAMS, JEREMY, was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1632. He 
probably came to Hartford with Rev. Mr. Hooker's company in 1636. 
In 1638 he was one of a committee with Capt. John Mason, appoint- 
ed by the General Court of Connecticut, to trade with the Indians 
for corn. In 1644, he was ordered to appear at the next Particular 
Court, and receive from the court, such censure as he deserved for his 
resistance of an officer — his passionate speeches — loud language and 
unmannerly conduct in the face of the court. He had 30 acres of 
land, in the land division at Hartford in 1639. In 1640 he had a 
house lot in Hartford, south of Little River, bounded west by Joseph 
Easton, east by James Ensign, and north and south by roads. In 
1661-2 the General Court granted said Adams 300 acres of upland 
and 40 of meadow, where he had kept his cattle the previous winter, 
(going to Monhegin.) In 1661-2 he kept an ordinary at Hartford. 
In 1663, Mr. Adams was established custome master for Hartford ; and 
the power given Jonathan Gilbert by the particular court repealed, 
respecting his customing his own wines, liquors, &c. {Col. Rec.) 
Mr. Adams was constable in Hartford in 1639. In 1660, he was the 
only person in Hartford allowed to sell wine in a less quantity than 
a quarter cask, or other liquors less than an ancor. Mr. Adams was 
juror, representative to the General Court, and held other places of 
trust and honor in the town and colony. He married Rebekah, the 
widow of Samuel Greenhill, and possessed the Greenhill estate. 
He had children, viz : John, d. 1669 ; Ann ; Samuel, baptized Nov. 
23, 1645; Willet; Rebeckah, b. 1658; Abigail, b. 1660. Jeremy 
Adams made free in Massachusetts, May 6, 1035. Mr. Adams d. 
Aug. 11. 1683, Nathaniel Willet, executor: he gave his property 
to his grandchildren, Zcchariah Sanford and others — estate £243, 
bs. 6d. The house of his executor was burned and in it, all the 
books and papers of the deceased. 

ADAMS, EDWARD, resided at Fairfield in 1653 ; he purchased 
land of Daniel Frost, at Old Field, in Fairfield, Dec. 1653, and of 
Andrew Ward the same year, and other lots afterwards. Daniel 
Finch sold him land on Barlow Plain in May, 1665. 


ADAMS, EDWARD, of Hartford, in 1660 married Elizabeth 
Buckland, of Windsor, May 25, 1660 ; whether he was son of Ed- 
ward, of Fairfield, is not known : he had a daughter Mary b, at 
Windsor, 1671, and son Edward, aged 12 years in 1683, and a small 
estate; he died Aug. 15, 1683; he left an only child Mary, and his 

ADAMS, WILLIAM, resided in Trumbull street, in Hartford, 
in 1650. 

ADAMS, ANDREW, was school teacher in Hartford, at £16 
per annum, in 1643. 

ADAMS, RICHARD, brick-layer, aged 29, and SUSAN ADAMS, 
aged 26 years, embarked in the Abigail, Robert Hackwell, master, 
for New England, June 26, per certificate from Northampton, Eng. 
Thomas Martin, maior, and two justices. RICHARD, freeman in 
Massachusetts in Sept., 1635. 

ADAMS, JOHN, son of Jeremy, of Hartford, d. Sept. 16, 1670. 
Inventory £74 155. Children, Rebeccah 12 years old ; Abigail 4; 
Sarah 9 the next March ; Jeremy 6 the last August ; John 4, Sep- 
tember previous ; Jonathan 2 years November 6, 1670, and one 
enciente at the death of John. 

ADAMS, JOHN, son of John of Hartford, had Elizabeth, b. 
March 6, 1706; John, b. Aug. 4, 1708; Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1710; 
Patience, b. 1712 ; William, son of John, and Esther, b. Sept. 16, 
1714; Sylvanus, b. Nov. 1, 1719. 

ADAMS, DAVID, was a military man from Windsor to Canton, 
about 1742-3 ; he had four sons and five daughters ; he died in 1801, 
an aged man. 

ADAMS, DANIEL, of Simsbury, Ct., made his will July 29, 
1713, in the 61st year of his age — wife, Mary. Children named 
in his will, are Benjamin, Joseph, Thomas, Ephraim, and three 
daughters ; son Benjamin sole executor. 

ADAMS, DANIEL, Jr., of Simsbury, d. Nov. 20, 1758, aged 
20 years. He was a provincial soldier in Capt. Holcomb's compa- 
ny, and on his return in good health, by the carelessness of a soldier 
behind him, he had two bullets shot into one leg: he was carried to 
Albany, put on board of a vessel and was taken to New Haven, 
where he died of a fever in the limb. 

ADAMS, DAVID, and Margery, of Colchester, Ct., had Mary, 
b. Oct. 28, 1744. 


ADAMS, SAMUEL, and his wife Mindwell, of Colchester, had 
a daughter Ruth born there March 20, 1743. 

ADAMS, DANIEL, Jr., married Rebeckah Kendall, 1747. 


ADDAMS, BENJAMIN, d. Jan. 28, 1713. 

ADDAMS, AMASA, married Hannah Camp, March 16, 1731: 
had issue, Lydia, b. Jan. 8, 1732 ; Abigail, b. March 5, 1734 ; 
Benjamin, b. Dec. 1, 1735 ; Susannah, b. Nov. 17, 1737 ; Camp, b. 
Oct. 9, 1739; Lucretia, b. July 21, 1741; Hannah, b. Oct. 5, 
1743 ; John, b. Aug. 9, 1745 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug 9, 1747 ; Joseph, 
b. Sept. 7, 1749, d. May 19, 1753; Amasa, b. March 15, 1753. 

ADDAMS, CAMP, son of Amasa, married Mehetabel Baxter, 
Dec. 13, 1759 : issue, Mehetabel, b. Dec. 27, 1759 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 
17, 1761 ; Martha, b. April 20, 1764 ; James Camp, b. Feb. 13, 
1766; Hannah, b. Jan. 18, 1768; Rebecca, b. Aug. 14, 1770; 
Mary Anne, b. Feb. 22, 1773 ; Ashbel, b. May 3, 1775 ; Honor, b. 
June 13, 1776. 

ADDAMS, BENJAMIN, son of Amasa, married Patience Blinn, 
Feb. 5, 1761 ; issue, Persis, b. Nov. 8, 1762; Lucinda, b. Sept. 3, 
1763 ; Linalda, b. Sept. 5, 1765 ; Uzziel, b. Jan. 3. 1768 ; Thank- 
ful, b. Feb. 2, 1770 ; Huldah, b. April 20, 1772 ; Charlotte, b. Oct. 
1, 1777 ; William, b. Feb. 18, 1779. 

ADDAMS, JOSEPH, son of Amasa, married Mehetibel Burrett, 
Dec. 9, 1780; issue, Sally, b. June 17, 1781; Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1783; 
Persis, b. Sept. 26, 1787 ; William, b. Oct. 7, 1790 ; James, b. 
June 30, 1793 ; Emily, b. Feb. 21, 1796 ; Henry, b. Dec. 1798— 
the mother died Dec. 1798 ; he then married widow Mary Dix, Jan. 
9, 1800, and had issue, Lucy, b. Aug. 10, 1800— he died Sept. 1801, 
and left a widow. 

ADDAMS, AMASA, Jr., married Sarah Grisold, Jan. 15, 1783; 
issue, Sylvester, b. Oct. 29, 1783 ; Horace, b. Jan. 8, 1787; Roxa, 
b. April, 1790 — the mother died June 12, 1794 — he then married 
Caroline Dalliby, Jan. 24, 1796; she died Aug. 13, 1798. 

ADDAMS, UZZIEL, son of Benjamin : children, George 
Lucas, b. April 20, 1797; Fanny, b. March 9, 1799; Miles, b. 
Feb. 19, 1801 ; James Benjamin, b. March 16, 1803 ; Horace, b. 
Feb. 21, 1805 ; Clarissa, b. Dec. 2, 1806 ; Walter, b. May 3, 1810 ; 
Watson, b. Jan. 5, 1812 ; Orson Smith, b. June 4, 1814 ; Thomas 
Halsey, b. Feb. 27, 1816. Thirty-five persons of this name, and 
two by the name of Adams, have graduated at Yale College. 


ADAMS, JACOB, of Suffield, received of the Town Committee 
there, thirty-five acres of land, and fifty acres laid out in 1688, also 
nineteen acres of 2d division land, purchased of Thomas Cooper, 

which Adams held in 1688. He m. Anne , of Sufiield, and 

had issue : Abraham, b. Nov. 10, 1687 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1686 ; 

Jacob, ; 2d John, b. June 18, 1694: his first son by the name 

of John, d. Nov. 9, 1690, perhaps others. 

Sergeant Jacob Adams, in 1705-6, was chosen moderator of the 
town meetings held in Suffield, for a full year, " to make speech and 
to lead all votes of a prudential nature, in town meetings." He also 
held other places of trust in Suffield. 

ADAMS, JACOB, of Suffield, m. Mercy Gillet, Dec. 24, 1702, 
and had Jacob, Jr., b. Nov. 15, 1703; John, b. Aug. 18, 1705, and 
d. 1706 ; 2d John b. Jan. 28, 1706-7 ; Mercy, b. Feb. 19, 1708-9; 

Agnes, b. Feb. 4, 1710; Jonathan, b. Nov. 9, 1713, and d. ; 

Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1715; Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1716-17; Benja- 
min, b. Oct. 7, 1718; Rachel, b. Sept. 4, 1725: Jacob, the father, 
d. Oct. 28, 1756. 

ADAMS, JACOB, m. Elizabeth Warner, of Enfield, April 25, 
1729, and had issue: Dorcas, b. Oct. 11, 1731 ; Zadoc, b. Nov. 28, 
1733, d. 1737 ; 2d Zadoc, b. May 2, USi ; Asahel, b. March 22, 
1739 ; Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1747. 

ABRAHAM, son of Jacob, m. Joannah Norton, of Suffield, April 

7, 171.3, and had Abraham, b. Feb. 19, 1715; Joseph, b. Jan. 24, 
1718-19 ; Joanna, b. Aug. 23, 1720 ; Freegrace, b. Nov. 14, 1723 ; 
Mournfull, b. Aug. 22, 1726 ; son Silence, b. and d. Aug. 7, 17—. 
His wife d. Sept. 3, 1726; Mournfull, d. Sept. 5, 1726. He mar- 
ried for his second wife, Anne Heiden, July 25, 1733, and had Anne, 
b. May 27, 1734 ; Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 173-. Abraham, the father, 
d. Feb. 12, 1769. 

JOHN, son of Jacob, m. Abigail Roe, July 26, 1722, and had 
Moses, b. Jan. 8, 1722-3 ; Simeon, b. Nov. 4, 1724 ; Anna, b. June 

8, 1727; Joel, b. Dec. 20, 1729; Lucy, b. May 31, 1731. 
JOHN, of Suffield, son of Jacob, m. Martha Winchel, July 12, 

1733, and had Martha, b. May 19, 1734; Abia, b. Feb. 28, 1735 ; 
Hannah, b. Jan. 17, 1737-8; Mary Adams, b. March 28, 1740; 
daughter Martha, d. Sept. 13, 1741 ; John d. Sept. 13, 1741 ; 2d 
John, b. Oct. 12, 1744; Joseph Winchel Adams, b. May 17, 1748; 
Martha, his wife, d. Nov. 22, 1760. 

DANIEL, of Suffield, m. widow Mary Sikes, Dec. 24, 1712, and 
had Zebulon, b. on the Sabbath, Sept. 27, 1713; Gideon, b. March 


26, 1716; Mary, b. July 19, 1719; Stephen, b. Feb. 21, 1721-2; 
Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1724 ; Daniel, b. April 30, 1726 ; Gideon, 
d. Aug. 6, 1734; Stephen, d. May 10, 1737; Mary, d. May 4, 
1741, and Mary, the mother, d. March 20, 1756. 

ZEBULON, son of Daniel, m. Bethia King, June 17, 1742, his 
wife d. Jan. 22, 1761, without issue. He then for his second wife, 
m. widow Susanna Pengiley, in Jan. 24, 1762, and had Susannah, b. 
Feb. 8, 1763; Zebulon, b. July 21, 1765; Stephen, b. April 6, 
1769: Zebulon, the father, d. Dec. 25, 1795. 

The Adams family of Canaan, Conn, are descendants of Henry 
Adams, of Braintree, Mass. 

Henry Adams, from Devonshire, England, in 1630, settled at Brain- 
tree, Mass., ancestor of the two President Adams's. 

ADAMS, Rev. ELIPHALET, (son of Rev. William Adams, of 
Dedham, who graduated at Harvard College, 1071, ordained at Ded- 
ham, 1673, and died there, Aug. 17, 1685,) was born March 26, 
1677. His mother died June 24, in 1679, and his father married Alice 
Bradford, daughter of William, of Plymouth, in 1680, and had other 
children by this marriage. This Alice, after the death of Rev. Wm. 
Adams, married for her second husband, in 1686, Capt. or Major 
James Fitch, of Norwich, for his second wife. Eliphalet graduated 
at Harvard College, in 1694. He preached first at Little Compton, 
in 1696. He was appointed to preach to the Indians, in 1698; in 
1699, he preached to them for the first time, in their language. 
His half-brother William, had gone to Connecticut, before 1699, 
and he visited him in August, 1699. He preached at different 
parts of the Colony, for some years, and to different tribes of 
Indians, and was settled by oi'dination, at New London, Conn., 
Feb. 9, 1708-9, where he continued forty-three years. He mar- 
ried Lydia Pygan, daughter of Alexander Pygan of New Lon- 
don. Their children were, William, b, Oct. 7, 1710 ; Pygan, 
b. March 27, 1712, Mary, b. March 5, 1713-14; Thomas, baptized 
Jan. 4, 1715-16 ; Samuel, b. Aug. 11, 1717, d. in infancy ; Lydia, 
b. Feb. 20, 1720, d. 1721. {Calkins.) Mr. Adams was a learned 
divine and scholar : he was a Trustee of Yale College, seventeen 
years in its infancy. He was elected Rector, in 1723, which he de- 
clined. {Kingslcy.) Mrs. Lydia Adams, d. Sept. 6, 1749, aged 62 
years. Rev. E. Adams d. Oct. 4, 1753, in the 77th year of his 
age. Mr. Adams m. Elizabeth or Alice Bradford for his second 
wife. Mrs. Bulkley of Colchester, a daughter of Mr. Adams, died 
before her father, and after her mother, viz : Jan. 24, 1749-50. She 


first m. Dr. Jonathan Gardiner, son of John, of Gardiner's Island, 
Nov. 13, 1733, and during his life, resided in New London. Rev. 
WILLIAM ADAMS, son of Rev. Eliphalet, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1730, appointed tutor 1732, where he remained two years, af- 
ter which, he preached sixty years, and refused to be settled or 
marry : he died single. 

PYGAN, 2d son of Rev. Eliphalet, b. March 27, 1712, was by 
trade a goldsmith. He turned merchant, and went many voyao-es to 
the West Indies, to dispose of cargoes. He d. July, 1776, aged 64. His 
wife who was b. Sept. 18, 1728, d. Jan. 8, 1809. They had sons. 

W^illiam, d. at St. Pierre, April 4, 1773, aged 33 years. 

Alexander P. was lost at sea, in 1782, aged 35. 

Thomas, d. at St. Martins, W. I., Sept. 8, 1815, aged 54 years. 

Anne, m. John Champlin, May 5, 1768, and had fourteen children. 
He removed with his family to Baltimore, and d. there, June 17, 
1800, aged 54 : his widow Anne d. there, April 6, 1838, aged 89. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of Pygan, m. Thomas Pool, son of John, 
of Raritan, N. J., Oct. 19, 1775: children, Wm. Adams, Sally 
Field. This Sally Field, m. Samuel Green, Esq., the editor of the 
New London Gazette, Jan, 4, 1798: she d. March 10, 1801, and 
left an only son, who d. unmarried, Nov. 30, 1825. 

LYDIA, youngest daughter of Pygan Adams, Esq., in. Robert Hal- 
lam, Sept. 17, 1779. He (Robert) d. Feb. 18, 1835, aged 78: his 
wife, Lydia, d. Oct. 29, 1845, aged 88 years. Rev. Robert A. Hal- 
lam, of New London, is his only surviving descendant. (Taken 
from Miss Calkin's Memoir of Rev. Wm. Adams, of Dedham, 
and Record.) 

It will be noticed that the descendants of Rev. Eliphalet Adams, 
married into the best families in the country. 

ADAMS, FERDINAND, and his wife, Anne, of Dedham, Mass., 
had children : Abigail, b. in 1639 ; Bethia, b. in 1640 ; Nathaniel, 
b. 1642, &c. 

CHARLES, was a tax payer, at Dover, N. H., in 1648. JOHN, 
of Plymouth, d. about 1633. GEORGE was a first settler at Brain- 
ford,* (Branford,) Conn., also JOHN ADAMS. 

* Branford, (Brainford, Totoket,) first settled in 1C44, by William Swain, &c. Incorporated 
by the General Court of New Haven Colony. Soon after the charter was obtained by Gov 
Winthrop, for Connecticut, most of the settlers of Branford, with Wr. Pierson, removed to New- 
ark, N. J. Feb. 16, 1685, a patent was granted by Connecticut, confirming the proprietors in 



ADAMS, CHARLES, of Dover, N. IL, took the oalh of fidelity, 
in 1669. 

ADAMS, Richard, Robert Arnold, Wm. Andrews, Richard Ab- 
bott, Greggorie Allin, George Alden, Jacob and George Averie, em- 
barked for Virginia, in the Globe of London, in August, 1635. 

ADAMS, JOHN, embarked in the Fortune, for New England, and 
arrived at Plymouth, Nov. 11, 1621. The name of Adam has sev- 
en coats of arms, and the name of Adams has twenty-nine. 

ADAMS, EDWARD, of Milford, Conn., was allowed by the Gen- 
eral Court at Milford, in March, 1646, to have a lot of land in Mil- 
ford, provided he would learn to dress skins and leather, and follow 
the trade. His lot had been laid out to Glover, with two acres at 
Mill Neck, &c. 

ADAMS, GILLETT, m. Abigail Lewis, widow, maiden name 
Abigail Bacon, Aug. 4, 1715: issue, Jerusha, 2d daughler, b. 
March 13, 1718 ; Abigail, 1st daughter, b. June 2, 1716-17. Per- 
haps others. 

ADAMS, SAMUEL, of Simsbury, m. Elizabeth Read, of Con- 
cord, Mass., July 2, 1713. EPHRAIM ADAMS, m. Ruth Bea- 
man, May 5, 1726. JOSEPH ADAMS, m. Mary Case, April 30, 

There were several of this name in Massachusetts, before there 
was any known settlement in Connecticut, viz ., Henry, of Braintree, 
from Devonshire, England, in 1630, (or soon after.) His monument 
was erected by John Adams, one of his descendants at Quincy, 
Mass. He had eight sons when he landed near Mount Wollaston. 
JEREMY, at Cambridge, 1632, probably the same Jeremy Adams, 
of Hartford, Conn., in 1638. JOHN, of Plymouth, a passenger in 
the Fortune, in 1621, d. 1633. JOSEPH ADAMS, who m. Han- 
nah Bass, and d. Feb. 12, 1737, aged 82. He left several children, 
amongst whom was Dea. John of Braintree, b. Feb. 8, 1692, and d. 

their titles, and in 1686, they were empowered to embody in church order. It was first pur- 
chased of the natives, in December, 1638, at the time, or soon after New Haven was purchased- 
JOHN ADAMS, Esq., deceased, represented the Town of Canaan, first, in 1791, and seven 
Sessions afterwards. His son, Samuel F. Adams, Esq , represented the same town, in 1816, 
and three sessions aflet wards. Hon. Andrew Adams, of Litchfield, represented Litchfield, first, 
in 1776, in 1779 and '80 was chosen Speaker, and seven other sessions. He was several years 
Judge of the Superior Court, and appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. One of the 
eminent Jurists of Connecticut ; Assistant, 1781, to 1790; a descendant of Henry Adams, of 
Braintree, Mass. Charles Adams, of Litchfiekl, Deputy in 1845. George R. Adams, of New 
Hartford, one session. Matthew Adams, of Winchester, five sessions, and Normand Adams, of 
the last town, one session. 


1761, aged 69, who was the father of Hon. John Adams, the second 
President of the United States, and grandfather of Hon. John Q. 
Adams, late President of the United States, &,c. 

RICHARD, Salem, 1637. WILLIAM, Cambridge, 1635, per- 
haps afterwards of Ipswich, (see Farmer.) 'I'his name probably 
has produced more celebrated men than any other in the country, 
as no other has furnished two Presidents of the United States. 

ADDIS, (Addies,) WILLIAM, of New London, in 1660. He 
was probably there before. Adis, (Middlesex.) has a coat of arms. 

ADGATE, (Adgat, Agate,) THOMAS, was early at Saybrook, 
and had children recorded there, viz : Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10, 16-51, 
and Hannah, b, Oct. 6, 1653 : perhaps others. He removed from 
Saybrook to Norwich, in its first settlement, in 1660. When the 
meeting-house was seated at Norwich, in 1698, Mr. Adgate was one 
of a Committee of five, of the aged and respectable inhabitants, to 
seat the people, with a due regard to rank. The square pew first in 
dignity. The new seats and fore seats in the " broad ally," alike 
in dignity. He was living in 1700. He was made a freeman at 
Hartford, May 21, 1657. Thomas Adgate, was accepted to be made 
a freeman by order of Court, Oct. 8, 1663. 

ADGATE, THOMAS, Norwich, 1660: was a deacon of the 
church in Saybrook, in 1659. He is not found upon the colony 
record in any town previous to his being in Saybrook. While there, 
he m. the widow of Richard Bushnell. 

At the time Dea. Adgate m. Mrs. Bushnell, at Saybrook, he had 
two daughters, and she had two daughters and two sons, and by this 
marriage they had one son and two daughters. His son also became 
a deacon at Norwich, and had sons, Thomas and Matthew. Dea- 
con Thomas, Sen., d. 1707. This was a respectable, pious and 
good family. 

ADKINS, THOMAS, came first to Hartford, and was located at 
East Hartford, in 16S2. He d. in 1694. His children were, at his 
decease, viz: Mary, aged" 22; Thomas, Jr., 21; William, 19; 
Jane, 16: Sarah, 12; Josiah, 9; and Benoni, 4 years old. Estate, 
£182, 155. 

ADKINS, EPHRAIM, a Welchman, perhaps was the first in 

ADKINS, JOSIAH, Middletown, m. Elizabeth Wetmore, Oct. 
8, 1673 : children, Sarah, b. July 16, 1674, d. 1719 ; Abigail, b. 
Sept. 11, 1676; Solomon, b. July 25, 1678; Josiah, b. March 9, 
1680 ; Benjamin, b. Nov. 19, 1682 ; Ephraim, b. March, 1685 ; 


Elizabeth, b. Aug, 11, 1687: she m. Sumuel Ward, of Haddum, 
Aug. 10, 1710. Elizabeth, Josiuh's widow, d. about 1700. Josiah, 
the father, d. Sep. 12, 1G90. 

ADKINS, JOSIAH, Jk., (son of Josiah and Elizabeth,) m. Mary 
Wheeler, of Stratford, Dec. IG, 1708: children, Joseph, b. Sept. 
1709; Mary, b. Oct. 14, 1710; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1712; Abigail, 
b. Aug. 14, 1713 ; Josiah, b. Oct. 11, 1715 ; John, b. Oct. 14, 1717. 
Mr. Josiah, the father, d. Nov. 1, 1724. 

ADKINS, Dea. SOLOMON, (son of Josiah and Elizabeth,) m. 
Phebe Edwards, of Northampton, Mass., May 18, A. D. 170- ; chil. 
dren, Abigail, b. April 11, 1711 ; Samuel, b. Sept. 21, 171:3 ; Han- 
nah, b. May 26, 1715; Solomon, Jr., b. Feb. 10, 1717, d. 1718 ; 
Phebe, b. May 30, 1719, d. 1719 ; 2d Solomon, b. Aug. 11, 1720 ; 
2d Phebe and Ester, b. Aug. 4, 1725 ; Jabez, b. April 23, 1728, d. 
1729; 2d Abigail, b. April G, 1729; Rebecca, b. Nov. 21, 1730; 
2d Jabez, b. Nov. 21, 1731, d. 1751. Deacon Solomon, d. 1748, 
aged 70. 

ADKINS, BENJAMIN, (son of Josiah and Elizabeth,) m. Jane 
Stevens, of New Haven, June 8, 1709 : issue, Sarah, b. March 27, 
1710; Hannah, b. Oct. 12, 1712 ; (no sons.) Jane, his wife, d. Nov. 
16, 1712. Benjamin, m. for his 2d wife, Elizabeth Barnes, May 9, 
1716, and had issue: Elizabeth, b. 1717; Benjamin, Jr.,b. Nov. 2, 
1718 ; Daniel, b. March 25, 1721 ; Rachel, b. 1723 ; Joel, b. April 
24, 1725 ; Ruth, b. 1728 ; Jemima, b. Nov. 9, 1731 ; David, b. 
June 20, 1734, d. July, 1734 ; 2d David, b. July 16, 173G ; Elisha, 
b. Aug. 12, 1738, d. 1740. Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin, d. May 
20, 1752. 

ADKINS, Mr. EPHRAIM, (son of Josiah, Sen., and Elizabeth, 
of Middletown,) m. Elizabeth Wetmore, June 16, 1709: children, 
Thomas, b. April 5, 1710 , Ephraim, Jr., b. July 18, 1712, d. 1713; 
Elizabeth, b. Dec. 6, 1714, d. May 30, 1750; 2d Ephraim, Jr., b. 
March 22, 1717, d. 1735; Naomi, b. June 6, 1719; Ebenczer, b. 
Oct. 1, 1721 ; James, b. April 9, 1724'; George, b. Dec. 26, 1726. 
Mr. Ephraim, the father, d. Dec. 26, 1760 ; Elizabeth, the mother, 
d. May 20, 1752. 

ADKINS, THOMAS, Sen., appears to have died at Middletown. 
He requested his brother Gabriel, to take his little son, Benoni, and 
bring him up. Estate, £182, 155. He died Oct. 23, 1694. 

In 1709, administration was granted on the estate of Thomas Ad- 
kins, of Hartford, to Josiah, his brother, of Simsbury. 

ATKINS, ABRAHAM, was a member of the ar. co. in Massa- 


cbuselts» in 1642. (Former.) JOSIAH ATKINS, and his wife 
Cbloe, of West Hartland, Conn., were recommended to the Church 
in West Springfield, July, 1799. Three of the name of Atkins have 
graduated at Harvard CkiUege, and two at Yale College. This name 
on the early records in Connecticut, was uniformly spelled Adjoins, 
.while it is now as uniformly spelt Atkins. 

ATKINS, HENRY, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Eastham, Mass., 
had children: Samuel, b. Feb. 28, 1651; Isaac, b. June 15, 1654, 

d. ; 2d Isaac, b. June 14, 1657. His wife, Elizabeth, d. March 

14, 1661-2. He m. Bethiah Linnell, March 26, 1664, for his second 
wife, and had Desire, b. May 7, 1665 ; John, b. Dec. 15, 1666, d. 
young. Joseph, b. March 9, 1669; Nathaniel, b. 1667; Thomas, 
1671; John, b. 1674; Marcy, b. 1676; Samuel, b. June 25, 1679. 

ADKINS, HEZEKIAH, m. Rachel Barnes, of Middletown, April 
4, 1771, and had children born at Groshen, viz: Adino, b. Feb. 27, 
1772; Rachel, b. May 28, 1773. He probably removed from 

ATKINS, THOMAS, of Boston, made free, 1690. Aitkens has 
one coat of arms. Aitkin or Atkio has a coat of arms. 

A6ARD, (Aguard,) this name was first in Connecticut, about 1700, 
at Windsor. The name Agard, has four coats of arms. 

AIGHTS, ABRAHAM, of Simsbury, d. 1766, and left a son 
Abraham, 14 years old. Abraham Aights, a minor son of Abra« 
bam Aights, of Simsbury, chose Captain J. Case, for his guardian, 
in 1766. Not an early family, and little is found concerning them. 

AIKEN, JOSBPH, 1648, viewer of chimneys and ladders, at 
Hartford. JOHN AIKINS graduated at Yale College, in 1798. 
This name is found on Quaker Hill, N. Y. The name of Aiken, 
has one coat of arms. AKIN, HENRY, of Middletown, m. Isabel 
Hames, Aug. 6, 1720 : children, Thomas, b. in Boston, April 28, 
1728; Sarah, b. June 4, 1725 ; Robert, b. Dec. 8, 1727 ; Henry, 
Jr., b. Septi 11, 1729. His wife Isabel, d. June 1, 1731, and he m. 
Margaret Woods, for his second wife, July 6, 1732, and had Eliza. 
beth,b. April 3, 1733; George, b. Dec. 28, 1735; William, b. Feb. 6, 
1737-8; Joseph, b. March 24, 1739, and Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1740. 

AINSWORTH, TIXHALL, of Hartford, hod a case in Court 
in 1700. AINSWORTH, DANIEL, Roxbury, Mass., d. Nov. 
13,1680. {Farmer.) AINSWORTH, Rev. LAB AN, of Jaffrey, 
N. H., was son of William Ainsworth, and was born in Woodstock, 
Conn., July 19, 1750 : ordained 1782. His father lived at Wood- 
stock. The family removed from Roxbury, Mass., to Woodstock. 


*ALCOCK, THOMAS, of Hartford, had a lot he parohaaed 
Hon. Edward Hopkins, about 1640 : bounded south on the ro 
from the Meeting-house yard, to the Mill ; east on the road from t 
Palisado, to Cenlinel Hill ; west on the road from Seth Gran 
house to the Pound, and Centinel Hill ; north by a lot sold by Gk 
John Haynes, to John Pratt. 

Also, another small lot adjoining the meeting-house yard, in Ha 
ford, in 1640 : bounded north on rhe road to Little Meadow ; ei 
on Thomas Scott ; west on the Meeting-house yard, and south oo 
lot of James Cole, purchased of Thomas Scott. 

He was an original proprietor and had eight acres of land in t 
land division, at Hartford, in 1689. 

Mr. Alcock*s bargain with Higginson, for land in Hartford, w 
confirmed by the town of Hartford, in 1639. 

ALCOCKE, MR. was a Juror, April 6, 1643. Thomas W; 
ston was fined 20<- in 1644| for inveigling the afifections of the rai 
of Mr. Alcocke. 

His daughter Elizabeth, was b. at Hartford, Dec. 7, 1643 ; Jo' 
or Thonias, b. Feb. S, 1640 ; Thomas baptized Feb. 1640. Far 
er mentions George Alcock, Deacon and Deputy of Rozbury, Mas 
in 16.31, d. 1640. JOHN and SAMUEL, of Kittery, freeman 16S 
THOMAS of Boston, freeman, 1681. THOMAS, of Dedham, frc 
roan, 1635, 6ec. 

Three of this name graduated at Harvard College, before 184 
The name of Alcock, has eight coats of arms. 

ALCOCK, THOMAS, of Dedham, Mass., and wife, M^rgei 
had Elizabeth, b. 1688 ; Sarah, b. 1639 ; Hannah, b. 1642. 

ALCOCKE, JOHN, freeman, Mass., 1652 ; Sbmuel, 1652 ; : 
seph, 1652. 

ALCOCK, Mb. PHILIP, and Sarah, his wife, of Wethersfie! 
were appellants as administrators on the estate of Nathaniel Butl< 
deceased, of Wethersfield, on a judgment rendered in favor of A 
William Gibbons, of Boston, before Nathaniel Stanley, Assists 
June 10, 1700. 

ALCOCKE, GEORGE, of Boston, desired to be made freemt 
1630 : took the oath, 1631. 

ALCOCKE, THOMAS, freeman, Mass., May, 1635. 

* II la luppoMd by kos, thai Thoinai A1e«ck, on Um Bart/brd Bacorda, plainlr and legi 
ao apelled, abould baTa been ipelt Olcoa Tbite of Uie Dane of Alcock, bad graduated at I 
rard CoBoga, before 1S74. . 


ALDERMAN, (Olderman.) WILLIAM, Sen., Farmington and 
Simsbury, d. about 1697. Mary, his widow, small estate. He had 
children : Mary, 17 years old at her father's decease ; Thomas, 15 ; 
William 12 ; Sarah 6, and Joseph one year old. His widow, Mary, 
m. John Hillyer, of Simsbury, for her second husband. ■ JOSEPH, 
son of William, m. Mindwell Case, June 30, 1720 : Miudwell, hia 
daughter, b. Dec. 26, 1721 — perhaps others. JOHN, of Simsbury, 
m. Sarah Case^ of Simsbury, Oct. 28, 1719 : their first son, John, Jf., 
b. Aug. 19, 1720 — perhaps others. 

ALDERMAN, JOHN, of Salem, 1637, freeman in Mass., 1630, 
admitted to the church, Feb. 17, 1637, d. 1657. {Farmer.) Win. 
throp mentions Alderman, of, 1634. GRACE came to 
New England, in the Paul, of London, bound for Virginia, in 1635. 
This name is yet found in Connecticut. 

ALDRICH, JOHN, a first settler at Stafford, Conn. 

ALDRICH, NATHAN, was an inhabitant of Ellington, before 
1800, and,d. there, Oct 24, 1802. 

JANE d. there, June 9, 1802. 

ALDRIDGE, HENRY, Dedhara, Mass., 1644, freeman 1646, d. 
Feb. 23, 1646. His son Samuel, b. March 10, 1644; GEORGE, 
Dorchester, Mass., freeman 1636, removed to Braintree : ^children, 
John, Peter, Jacob, Mattithijah, and several daughters. (See Farmer.) 

ALEXANDER, GEORGE, of Windsor, m. Susan Sage, March 
18, 1644, and had children : John, b. July 25, 1645- ; Mary, b. Oct. 
20, 1648 ; Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1660 ; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1662 • 
Sarah, b. Dec. 8, 1654 ; also a 2d John, and another daughter. 
{Windsor Church Records.) The father was a Scotchman. Geo. 
Alexander paid 3«. for a pew in the meeting-house, at Windsor, in 

ALEXANDER, Ma. "the Frenchman," had a child d. in Hart- 
ford, Oct. 81, 1758, another d. Nov. 18, 1758. He was not of the 
Windsor family. 

ALEXANDER, EBENEZER, m. Mahitebel, daughter of Henry 
Buck, of Wethersfield, Oct. 10, 1709, and had issue : Elias, b. July 
25, 1710, at Wethersfield. Five of this name have graduated at 
Tale College, and two at Harvard College. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN, son of George, had a son Nathaniel, b. 
at Windsor, April, 1676. 

Alexander, (of Menslrie, Earls of Stirling,) has one coat of arms, 
Alexander, (Earl of Caledon,) one. Alexander, Bart., (Dublin, 
1809,) one. Alexander, (Dover, Kent,) one. Alexander, (borne 


by Francis Alexander, D. D., prebendary of Winchester, son 
John Alexander, of Hampshire, by Mary, his wife, sister of Thou 
Belsonn, Bishop of Winchester.) Alexander, (AuchmuU, Scotlan 
Alexander, (King lassie.) Alexander, (Boghall.) Alexander, 
Powis Co., Clackmannan, borne by Sir Jannes Edward Alexano 
K. L. S., K. S. J., Lieut. Col. Portuguese service, andCapt. 11 
14th Regiment, eldest son of the late Edward Alexander, Esq., 
Powis, a descendant of the Alexanders of Menstrie. Alexand 
or Sanderson, (Durham,) and four others. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN and GEORGE, took the oath of alle 
anoe, by order from " Our Honored General Corte," at Northan 
ton, Mass., 1678. 

JOHN, of Northampton, m. Sarah Gaylord, daughter of Samu 
of Windsor, Nov. 28, 1671, by Mr. Newberry. 

ALEXANDER, PHILIP, of Woburn, about 1780. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN, of Northampton, made freeman, 16! 
also Nathaniel. This was an old name at Boston. (See Nickelsm 

ALEXANDER, NATHANIEL, d. at IIadley,in 1742, aged fi 
was a son of George and Susan. George Alexander, who (Farnr 
says) was one of the first proprietors of Northampton, in 1653, \i 
probably the same GEORGE who was at Windsor, Conn. 

ALFORD, (Alfred, Alvord.) BENEDICTUS, was an early s 
tier at Windsor, (he had relations at Boston.) He m. Jane Newtc 
Nov. 26, 1640, and had children : Jonathan, b. June 1, 1645 ; Ber 
diet, b. July 11, 1647 ; Josiah, b. July 6, 1649; Elizabeth, b. Se 
21, 1651, m. Drake ; Jeremy, b. Dec. 24, 1655. Benedictus join 
the Church in Windsor, in 1641 ; Juror in April, 1643, and Man 
1646, and Sergeant Alford was at the Pequot battle, in 1637. 1 
d. April 23, 1683 : Constable in Windsor, 1666. 

ALVORD, ALEXANDER, was also an early settler at Wit 
sor, perhaps a brother of Benedictus, and probably the same Ale 
ander Alvord, who (Farmer says) settled at Northampton, as ear 
as 1650. He m. Mary Yore, of Windsor, Oct. 29, 1646, and h 
children, viz: Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1647; John, b. Aug. 12, 164i 
Mary, b. July 6, 1651 ; Thomas, b. Oct. 27, 1653 ; Elizabeth, 
Nov. 12, 1655 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 11, 1657, and Sarah, b. Ju 
24, 1660. ( Windsor Records.) 

The will of Benedictus Alford, was proved ih 1683-4, and his s 
Josias had the farm given his father, by the Country. Estate £22 
Ss. 9d. 

JEREMY, son of Benedictus, of Windsor, m. Jane , w 


was his widow in 1709, and administered on his estate. They had 
children : Benedict, b. April 27, 1688 ; Newton, b. March 24, 1G89- 
90 ; Jeremiah. Jr. b. May 8, 1692 ; Jonathan, b. March 4, 1695, d. 
1700; Jane, b. Jan. 14, 1698-9; Joanna, b. March 1, 1701-2, and 
Elizabeth, b. Nov 22, 1703, d. Jan. 10, 1703-4. 

ALVORD, JOB, of Windsor, became a first settler at Harwinton, 
about 1734. ISAAC, of Colchester, had a son Alexander, baptized 
there, July 27, 1753 or '5. JOSIAIJ, of Windsor, m. Mary Drake, 
alias Case, Oct. 20, 1726. NATHANIEL, m. Experience Hol- 
comb, daughter of Joshua, Jr., July 3, 1724. JOSl AS, son of Bene- 
dictus Alford, d. May 10, 1722. Farmer says WILLIAM AL- 
•FORD, Salem, 1657, and perhaps as early as 1637. WILLIAM, 
Boston, had a son John, b. 1658. JOHN, THOMAS, BENJAMIN, 
and ALEXANDER, took the oath of allegiance at Northampton, 
Mass , 1678. Mr. BENJAMIN ALVORD, of Boston, freeman, 
1689. ( — , coats of arms of the name.) 

ALFORD, (Berkshire,) has one coat of arms. 
ALFORD, (of Holt, Co. Denbigh,) has one. Fawley, Co. Berks, 
and of M'eux, Co. York, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, descended from 
Thomas Alford, of Holt, 1615. 

ALFORD, (Ipswich, Co. Suffolk.) has one. 
ALFORD, (Devon,) one. ALFORD, (Northamptonshire,) one. 
ALFORD, (Suffolk,) has one. AYLFORD, has two, and one oth- 
er, which is viz: Gu. a cross moline, ar. 

NATl-lANIEL, of Windsor, removed to West Simsbury, about 
1741, he had five daughters and one son. 
This name yet continues in Windsor. 

Alexander Alvord, of Northampton, d. there, Oct. 3, 1687. 
Thomas Alvord, of Northampton, d. there, July 22, 1688. 

Tiie Town of Alford, in Massachusetts, was probably named after 
some individual of this family. 

ALGIERS, ROGER, wife Mary, d. at Ellington, Oct. 6, 1808. 
ALGIERS, ELIJAH, m. Martha Kenedy, of Ellmgton, Jan. 
11, 1807, a late settler in Connecticut. 

ALLYN, Hon. MATHEW, was an early and important settler at 
Hartford, as early as 1638 : he drew 110 acres of land in the Hart- 
ford land division in 1639. In 1639, he was sued for " seventy-four 
rods of corn,'' (for defect of his fence.) Plaintiff in an action of 
slander against John Coggin, Sept. 2, 1641. In 1644, Mr. AUyn 
presented to the General Court, several petitions against the church 



in Hartford, for relief in liis censure of excommunication, in which 
he claimed he had been wronged by the church. The Court ad- 
judged, that said Allyn by his petitions and his expressions in Court, 
had accused the church of Hartford, and that he should produce in 
Court, the paiticulars of his charges, that they might be answered. 
In Oct. [25,] 1644, the Court decided that he had not proved his char- 
ges against the church, and that he should answer their rejoinder in 
the matter in Court, Nov. 27th, and answer for his former contempt. 
In the General Court, Sept. 12, 1G50, Mathew and Thomas Allyn, 
brothers, had several law suits, in one of which, the record says, the 
Court did " further conclude that Mathew Allyn should pay unto his 
brother Thomas, the full sum of £5," &c. Mathew Allyn was 
freed from training, April, 1654, for a time. August 18, 1658, Mr. 
Mathew Allyn was appointed by the General Court, to stand as a 
Committee, with Mr. Henry Clary Clark, of Windsor, to act in dis- 
posing of lands at Massacoe. May 17, 1660, the worshipful Gov- 
ernor and Deputy Governor, (Winthrop and Maj. Mason,) were cho- 
sen Commissioners, for the year then ensuing, and Mr. Allyn chosen 
as a reserve. Mr. Mathew Allyn was also appointed moderator to 
supply the place of the governor and deputy, in case of their occa- 
sional absence from the General Court. August 28, 1661, the Gen- 
eral Court granted to Hon. Mathew Allyn, 400 acres of upland, and 
100 acres of meadow, where he could find it in Connecticut, on the 
same terms as were given to Jonathan Gilbert. 

In May, 166.3, the General Court of Connecticut, appointed Wm. 
Wadsworth, James Avery and Lieut. Smith, a Committee to view 
the lands at " Hamonoscitt," (Hamonasset,) and see whether it was 
fit for a plantation, and if not prejudicial to Saybrook, to lay it out 
to Mr. Mathew Allyn, Capt. Talcott, John Allyn and Mr. Wyllys, 
according to the grant of the Court. But if found to be prejudicial 
to Saybrook, then to lay out what they should judge right to the 
town of Saybrook, and the remainder to Mr. Mathew Allyn, Capt. 
Talcott, John Allyn, Mr. Willys, Mr. Joseph Haynes, or Mr. Dan- 
iel Clark, as the Court should determine, as far as it should go, ac- 
cording to their grants. Mr. Allyn is entered on the Town Record 
at Killing worth, as a large land holder there, and first settler, bui 
there is no other evidence that he ever resided there, and he prob- 
ably never did. He owned land in Windsor, in 1640. The exact 
time he removed from Hartford to Windsor, is not known. 

After several years' residence at Hartford, he removed to Wind- 
sor. In 1640, he owned at least three lots of land in Hartford. He 


was a member of the General and Particular Court, three sessions, 
in 1648, and Juror tvvo sessions: Deputy two sessions in 1649, four 
sessions in 1650, He or his son John, three sessions in 1650, and 
four in 1651 ; three sessions in 1654; two in 1655; two in 1656 ; 
one in May 1664, and one session in 1665 ; four in 1657 ; two in 
1653, as magistrate, also five sessions in 165^; three in 1660, and 
three in 1661, and two as moderator, in 1661 ; as moderator in May, 
in 1662, and three sessions as magistrate ; one as moderator in 1662 : 
also attended in 1663 and '64, and afterwards. Mr. Allyn was fre- 
quently appointed upon important Committees by the General Court. 
In 1658, he, with Hon. Henry Clark of Windsor, was appointed to 
dispose of lands at Massacoe, according to a previous order of Court. 
Mr. Allyn was probably married before he came to this country. 
He was a proprietor in the undivided lands in Hartford, and received 
110 aci*es in the division of lands in Hartford, in 16.39, the fourth 
largest lot distributed. Mr. Allyn was a member of Mr. Hooker's 
Church : he was a man of superior talents-, energetic, willful and ob- 
stinate in all his projects. After a few years at Hartford, he became 
involved in a difficulty in the church at Hartford, but his brethren 
knew his power and influence with the settlers, and rather than to 
have an open quarrel with him, they induced him to remove to Wind- 
sor, where he remained until his death. Few men in the Colony, 
had more influence, or received more honors from the people, than 
Mr. Allyn. He had been a member of both branches of the Gen- 
eral Court; a Magistrate and Judge, a member of the United Con- 
gress, of New England ; one of the signers of the petition to Charles 
If., for the Charter of Connecticut, and held many town offices. He 
died at Windsor, in 1670. His will was dated Jan. 30, 1670. His 
wife, Margaret, sole Executrix. He gave his wife the use of all his 
estate, for her life, of which he was then possessed, and desired his 
sons, John, (the Secretary,) Thomas, and his son-in-law, Benjamin 
Newbury, to improve the property for her comfort. After her de- 
cease, he gave his son John, all his lands and estate in the bounds of 
the Town ofKennilworth, the farm and stock upon it : also confirm- 
ed to him all his lands in Hartford, which he gave him as his mar- 
riage portion. Also a large estate to his son Thomas: to his daugh- 
ter, Mary Newbery, wife of Benjamin : to his granddaughter Ma- 
ry Maudsley, he provided liberally after the death of his wife. 
Inventory made Feb 14, 1670, £466, 175 12d. The land and 
house in Windsor, not included, which he had deeded before, to 


his son Thomas, at the time of liis marriage, to be possessed by him 
after the death of his father and mother. 

Hon, Mathew and Margaret Allyn had children. 

Hon. John, m. Hannah, daughter of Henry Smith, of Springfield, 
and grand-daughter of Mr. Pinchon. 

Thomas, m. . 

Mary, m Benjamin Newbury, of Windsor. 

Another daughter m. Maudsley, and had a daughter, Mary Mauds- 
ley, noticed by Hon. Mathew, as his granddaughter, in his will. 

(The name of Maudsley, has nearly disappeared in Connecticut, 
and changed to Mosely, particularly in Glastenbury.) 

*ALLYN, Secretary JOHN, the eldest son of Hon. Mathew, of 
Windsor, was one of the most efficient men in Connecticut. He was, 
when young, elected a member of the General Court, as Deputy, 
one session in 1661 ; two in 1662, and as Magistrate in the Particu- 
lar and General Court, twice, in 1662, and three sessions as Magis- 
trate and Secretary in 1663; twice in 1664, and once in 1665: and 
at various other sessions. He was again elected Secretary of Con- 
necticut, in 1667, which he held until 1695 inclusive. The ancient 
records of tiie Colony and Town of Hartford, are ample evidence of 
his intelligence and industry. Col. Allyn and Mr. Clark, in 1657, 
were desired to present a list of names of such persons as desired to 
be members of the first Troop in the Colony, to be approved by the 
General Court. He was confirmed as Cornet in said Troop, in 
1657-8. In 1658, he, with Edward Stebbing, Nathaniel Ward, and 
Jonathan Barnard, were appointed to attend to the charges of the 
last Council, as to the withdrawers from the Church in Hartford. In 
1659, he was one of the Committee to divide the Podunk lands, for- 
merly possessed by the Indians, and treat with them for other lands 
there. In 1661, he was nominated "to be put up" for election for 
Magistrate. In 1661-2, John Talcott and Lieut. John Allyn, had 
granted to them 600 acres of upland, and 100 acres of meadow, 

In 1662, Mr. Allyn. Mr. H. Wolcott, and Wm. Wadsworth, were 
authorized, if those who were indebted to the Country did not pay 
their Taxes in season, for the Committee to procure other prov's'ons, 
and make the delinquents pay the bills for such corn purchased. 

♦ Epitaph. — Here lyes interred the body of the Honourable VT Colonel John Allyn, who 
served His Generation in the Capacity of a Magistrate, Secretary of the Colony of Connecti- 
cut 34 years, who dyed Nov. G, in the year 169G. . 


October 9, 1662, Lieut. John Allyn, Mr. Wyllis, and John Talcott, 
were chosen by the freemen of the Colony, after the Charter had 
been read to the people, for the first time, to take it into their custo- 
dy, for safe keeping, and were sworn to discharge the trust. 

His father gave him as his marriage portion, all his lands in Hart- 
ford. Col. John Allen m. a daughter of Henry Smith, of Spring- 
field, grand-daughter of Wm. Pynchon, in early life, and by her he 
had no sons, but had six daughters, viz : 

Anna, b. Aug. 18, 1654. 

Mary, b. April 3, 1657. 

Margaret, b. July 29, 1660, m. Wm. Southmayd, of Middletown. 

Rebecca, b. March 2, 1664. 

Martha, b. July 27, 1667, m. Aaron Cook. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1, 1669, m. Alexander Allen, of Windsor. Two 
of his daughters married Whitings. 

Col. Allyn d. at Hartford, Nov. 16, 1696. His wife survived 
him and received as dower, £479, 2s. Id. sterling, and a silver 
tankard. Each daughter had about £315 sterling, besides their 
mother's dower. Aaron Cook, Capt. Joseph Whiting, Wm. Whi- 
ting and Wm. Southmayed, married four of tlie daughters. Elizabeth 
was unmarried at the time of the distribution of his estate. Hon. 
Joseph Whiting m. one of the daughters for his second wife. 

Capt. THOMAS ALLYN, son of the Hon. Mathew, of Wind- 
sor, m. Abigail Wareham, 1658, and had children, viz: John, b. 
Aug. 17, 1659 ; Col. Mathew, b. Jan. 5, 1660 : Thomas, Jr., b. 
March 11, 1662-3 ; John, b. June 24, 1665 ; Samuel, b. Nov. 3, 1667 ; 
Jane, b. July 22, 1670; Abigail Bissell, b. Oct. 17, 1672; Sarah, 
b. July 13, 1674 ; Hester, b. Jan. 29, 1676; Benjamin, b. Oct. 14, 
1680. There also appears to have been Mrs. Thrall. 

ALLYN, CoL. MATHEW, son of Capt. Thomas, and grandson 
of Hon. Mathew, m. Elizabeth Wolcott, a grand-daughter of Hon. 
Henry, Sen. An estate had fallen to his wife Elizabeth, from her 
grandfather Wolcott, which was situated in the Parishes of Tolland 
and Ledyard Lauran, in the county of Somerset, and at Willington, 
called Long Forth, in England. In June, 1740, he made a will 
solely to dispose of this property, without including any of his 
property in this country. At this time he disposed of his rents in 
these lands, held by him in right of his wife. His children were, 
Thomas, (who died before this time and had left a son Thomas,) 
Henry, (who had but one son, Henry,) Josiah, Pelatiah and Matthew. 
(His wife Elizabeth, was deceased.) He gave his rents in England 


to Henry, Jr., grandson of Col. Mathew, to Josiah, son of Josiah, 
deceased, and to some of his own sons. The death of some of his 
sons caused him to make a codicil to his will, which somewhat al- 
tered the disposal of the property. Estate, £1806. Col. Mathew 
d. Feb. 17, 1758, aged 97 years. His wife Elizabeth, d. June 4, 
1734, aged 69 years. 

Col. Allyn was a very important man in the Colony for many 
years, even to his extreme old age, being a gentleman of education 
and talents, and connected with the families of Allyn, Wolcott, 
and Newberry. He was a Judge of the Superior Court of Connec- 
ticut, for several years, and held many other places of trust in the 
Colony. Issue, Mathew, b. Aug. 9, 1687 ; Peletiah, b. May 3, 
1689 ; Josiah, b. March 9, 1692-3 ; Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1699 ; The- 
ophilus, b. Aug. 26,1702; Elizabeth, Eunice, and Azuba. Thom- 
as d. before his father, and left four sons, viz: Thomas, Theophilus, 
John and Josep'h. His lands at Willington and Torrington, he gave 
to his three living sons, and one-fourth to the four sons of Thomas, 
deceased. He gave £4 to the old cnurch in Windsor. He had three 
grandsons — the sons of Josiah, viz: Josiah, John and Matthew. 

ALLYN, HENRY, son of Col. Mathew, m. Elizabeth , had 

an only son Henry, Jr., and daughter Ann. Maj. Henry, Sen., d. 
before his father, (Col. Mathew,) June 23, 1753. The Col. added a 
codicil to his will and provided for Henry, Jr., and Ann, and some 
others of his grandchildren. 

ALLYN, THOMAS, son of Col. Mathew, d. before his father, 
and left sons — Thomas, Theophilus, John, and Joseph. 

ALLYN, MATHEW, son of Col. Mathew, had children : Math- 
ew, Jonathan, Elijah, Moses, Aaron, Dorcas, and Esther. Their fa- 
ther having deceased, their grandfather. Col. Allyn, provided for 
them in his codicil. (Distributed in 1761.) 

ALLYN, JOSIAH, son of Col. Mathew, d. before his father, and 
left children : Josiah, John and Mathew. Col. Allyn gave his son 
Josiah's portion to these three grandsons. Sarah, his widow, d. May 
31, 1763, aged ^65. 

ALLYN, Lieut. JOSIAH, son of Josiah, and grandson of Col. 
Mathew, m. Ann. He and his wife died so near to each other, that 
both estates were distributed at the same time, as one estate. The 
Legatees were Roxana, wife of Dr. Joseph Kingsbury, of Ellington ; 
Ann, wife of Dr. Daniel Porter, of East Windsor ; Rhoda Allyn ; 
Chloe, wife of Dr. Elisha Sill : children of Josiah and Ann, 1797. 


Estate, £8035, 1*. 7d. Lieut. Josiah d. Jan. 17, 1794, aged 67. 
His wife Ann d. March 18, 1795. 

HENRY, son of Maj. Henry, and grandson of Col. Mathew, had 
the homestead, a part of Moor Meadow, which had been given to his 
grandfather, Mathew, and land at Torrington and Willington, which 
had been given to his grandfather Wolcott. He had a sister Ann. 
Peletiah, son of Col. Mathew, and Henry, his grandson, were Ex- 
ecutors of his will. Maj. Henry, d. June 23, 1753, aged 54 years. 
Henry, Esq., his son, left no children, but a large estate, and d. at 
Windsor, May 8, 1S04, aged 76 years. Estate, £19,457, 7*. dd. 
Ann, wife of Maj. Henry, d. Jan. 23, 1732, aged 33. 

ALLYN, JANE, daughter of Capt. Thomas Allyn, m. Mr. Wol- 
cott. She d. before her father. 

ALLYN, HESTER, daughter of Capt. Thomas, m. Ebenezer 

ABIGAIL, daughter of Capt. Thomas Allyn, m. Mr. Bissell, of 

ALLYN, BENJAMIN, son of Capt. Thomas, of Windsor, chose 
Return Strong, for his guardian, April 16, 1697. Died 1712-13. 

ALLYN, THOMAS, Jr., m. Joann, and hod an only child Joan- 
na. His property was distributed to the mother and daughter, in 
1712. Estate, £258, 10*. 8d. His widow m. for her second iiusband, 
Samuel Bancroft, of Windsor. 

*ALLYN, Hon. MATHEW, grandson of Mathew, Sen., of Wind- 
sor, d. Feb. 17, 1758, aged 97 years. 

ALLYN, WILLIAM, of Branton, near Barnstable, in the County 
of Devon, in England, being at the Island of Salt Tartoodus, Boat- 
swain of the ship Mary and Elizabeth, of Hartford, made his will, 
dated Sept. 7, 1671. He gave his estate then in the town of Bran- 
ton, in the possession of his wife, Elizabeth Allyn, to his wife 
Elizabeth Allyn ; for life, after her decease, to his children, then liv- 
ing, to be equally divided. All his other property which he had with 
him in the ship, and what was due him for wages, in the ship, or 
otherwise, he gave to his children, viz : John, and George, Joane, and 

* Epitaph on his tomb stone, viz : The Hon. Col. Mathew Allyn, Esq., who was many years 
one of the Council and Jud','e of the Superior Court, for the Cdlony of Connecticut, d. Feb. 
17, a, d, 1758, in ye 98th year of his age. Mrs. Elizabeth Allyn, his consort, died June ye 
4th, A. D. 1734, in the 69th year of her age. 

" And here their bodies sleep in Oust, 
Till the Resurection of the Just." 


Elizabeth Allyn. He desired Mr. Giles Hamlin, of Middletown, 
and Mr. John Blackleach, of Hartford, to see his will performed. 

John Dyman, of New London, saw the will executed, and ap- 
peared before the Court at Hartford, Sept. 7, 1671, and proved the 
will. He, Allyn, died on his return from the West Indies. 

In 1677, Oct. 17, (State Record,) it may appear, that John Jones, 
the father of the children above, died in Nevis, and was of the fami- 
ly of Rev. Mr. John " Joanes," of Fairfield, Conn. (The wife was an 
Osborn, probably born at Fairfield.) 

ALLYN, ROBERT, settled at New London, about 1648, with 
James Avery, Samuel Lathrop, Thomas Minor or Minot, under the 
first preaching there of Rev. Mr. Blinman. Robert was first at Say- 
brook, and thence to New London. 

In May 20, 1658, the General Court released Robert Allyn, and 
John Gager, from their fine, for not having attended the town training. 

ALLYN, HENRY, of Milford, had a daughter Sarah b. there* 
Oct. 5, 1660 ; Mary, b. Oct. 21, 1663. 

ALLYN, ALEXANDER, a Scotchman ; a merchant at Wind- 
sor, Conn. He was twice married, first to Mary Grant, of Windsor, 
Sept. 21, 1693. She d. Aug. 6, 1703, aged 29 years, hoping for a 
glorious resurrection. {Tombstone in Windsor.) 2d wife, Elizabeth 
Allyn, daughter of Hon. John Allyn of Hartford, Dec. 2J, 1704. 
She survived her husband, and rn. for her second husband, Mr. John 
Gardner, of the Isle of Wight, July 13, 1710. Mr. Alexander Al- 
lyn, d. Aug. 19, 1708, aged 49 years. [Tomlstone.) Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Allyn, alias Gardner, d. — Mr. Allyn's children were — 

Alexander, Jr., b. Sept. 9, 1695. 

John, b. July 25, 1697. 

William, b. April 9, 1701, d. May 16, 1751. 

Mary, b. June 7, 1702, by 1st wife. 

Fitz John, (by his 2d wife,) b. Oct. 12, 1705. Fitz John remo- 
ved and settled at New Haven, a gentleman of education. 

Alexander, Sen., was an extensive merchant, and connected in 
trade with the Borlands, of Boston. He was a brother of Robert and 
William Allyn, who then resided in Scotland. He gave in his will, 
to each of said brothers, j£10, to be expended in Boston, to purchase 
articles to be sent to them in Scotland. He gave J£15, to aid in build- 
ing a school-house on the Green, in Windsor. To Scott's Box, in 
Boston, he gave £5. He gave to Rev. Mr. Mather, £5 ; to Rev. J. 
Marsh, £5; to Mary Cross, his mother-in-law, £5, in specie; 
to Sarah Grant, daughter of Thomas, a servant girl, 20*. to pur- 
chase a bible for her. Estate, £2706, 45. 2d. His only daugh- 


ter, Mary, he gave £400 in cash, and the remainder to his sons. 
He had a sister-in-law, Abigail Grant, who m. Mr. Mather, Dec. 
27, 1698. He was licensed at Windsor, to sell wine, and other 
strong drink, provided he would " not allow any to drink it in his 
house, and y' he sell cheaper than others y' have Licences." 

ALLYN, ALEXANDER, Jr. remained at Windsor, where he 
was also a merchant, and died a gentleman of large estate. He d. 
at Windsor, in 1790, March 3d. Previous to his decease, in 1788, 
he gave Hannah Allyn Hooker, (daughter of Capt. James,) £1000 
in silver, out of his estate, and in his will, appointed Capt. Hooker, 
his executor. His estate amounted to £8875, 9*. lOd. His wife 
Hannah, d. Dec. 7, 1796, aged 83. His property distributed to his 
children, Feb. 4, 1792, was £5990, 19*. Ad. viz : to Increase, Zebu- 
Ion, and Alsan Hoskins, in right of their wives, to Hannah Allyn, and 
Abigail Ellsworth, a widow. He had no sons. 

Mary Allyn, daughter of Alexander, m. Capt. James Hooker, a 
merchant of high standing at Hartford. 

ALLEN, SAMUEL, of Windsor. The inventory of his estate 
was exhibited in Court, Sept. 8, 1648, being £76, 18*. Qd. : no chil- 
dren found ; presented by Henry Clarke, and David Wilton, of 
Windsor. He was a juror March 5, 1644. 

ALLEN, THOMAS. " Two mares" were seized by Daniel 
Finch, Constable of Wethersfield, as " Mr. Oldhams" property, which 
were delivered up to Mr. Allen, in 1636. (Thomas Allyn, brother of 
Hon. Mathevv, was at Hartford, 1636.) 

Thirty-six persons by the name of Allen, two by the name of Al- 
lin, one Ailing, and three Allyn, have graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege : seventeen by the name of Allen, one Ailing, and one Allyn, 
had graduated at Yale College, previous to 1851. Several by the 
name of Allen, were early settlers in Massachusetts. Robert Allyn, 
perhaps was at New London, in 1648. Farmer says, MATHEW, 
of Cambridge, 1632, freeman there 1635, Deputy 1636. This was 
probably the Hon. Mathew Allyn, who first came to Hartford. JOHN 
ALLIN, first minister of Dedham, ordained 1639, and made free 
163S. JAMES ALLING, graduated at Harvard College, 1679. 
SAMUEL ALLING, in Connecticut, 1675. EDWARD AL- 
LYNE, of Watertown, Mass., and Dedham, made free in 1638. 
(See Farmer.) 

ALLEN, Dea. THOMAS, of Middletown, was probably the same 
Thomas Allen, to whom Constable Finch, of Wethersfield, delivered 
"two nfjares" which he had seized in 1636: a brother of Hon. Math- 


ew, Sen. His wife was Martlia ; he left children : Thomas, 

d. Oct. 16, 1688. His widow d. 1690. 

ALLEN, Dea. THOMAS, (perhaps Jr.,) of Middletown, m. 
Hannah Leet, May 4, 1698, and had issue : Hannah, b. March 6, 
1699 ; Thomas, b. Sept. 26, 1702 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 12, 1707. 
This Dea. Thomas d. Dec. 3, 1733. 

ALLEN, Dea. OBADIAH, of Middletown, m. Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Sanford, of Milford, Oct. 1669 : issue, Obadiah, b. 
Sept. 20, 1670 ; Thomas, b. Sept. 20, 1672, d. Nov. 8, 1672 ; 2d 
Thomas, b. Sept. 27, 1673 ; Mary b. Sept. 15, 1675 ; Anna, b. Sept. 
12, 1677 ; Thankful, b. Sept. 8, 1679; Samuel, b. March 15, 1683- 
4 ; John, b. Sept. 27, 1686. Dea. Obadiah, Sen., d. in 1702 or 1712, 
(April 7, 1712.) He had m. a second wife, Mary, who had been 
the wife of John Wetmore. She d. Oct. 26, 1723. Estate £343, 
11*. (Ster. and Rec.) Obadiah, Jr., son of Dea. Obadiah, m. 
Dorcas, daughter of James Wright, Nov. 29, 1699, and had issue ; 
Obadiah, and Dorcas, and d. in 1702. (Probate Record says, Ed- 
ward and Dorcas.) Obadiah, son of Obadiah Jr., m. Elizabeth, 
daughter of Samuel and Lydia Cotton, June 1, 1727, and had issue : 
Obadiah, b. March 31, 1728, d. 1757 ; Ebenezer, b. April 1, 1730, 
d. 1736 ; Daniel, b. Aug. 28, 1732 ; 2d Ebenezer, b. Feb. 5, 1737- 
8 ; Ljdia, b. Aug. 26, 1742. Elizabeth, his wife, d. Aug. 16, 
1758, and he m. for second wife, Hannah Mackey, Nov. 17, 1763. 
She d. Oct. 25, 1764. 

ALLYN, SAMUEL, (son of Obadiah and Elizabeth,) m. Mary 
Andrews, of Milford, June 23, 1714: issue, Hannah, b. Aug. 1716, 
d. same year; Thomas, b. Sept. 25, 1718; Samuel, b. 1721, d. 
1775 ; Abigail, b. 1723, d. 1743. Mary, his wife, d. May 29, 1723. 

ALLYN, JOHN, son of Obediah, Sen., m. Mary Howe, of Wal- 
lingford, Sept. 23, 1713, and had issue : Mary, John, Anna, Ephraim 
and Ruth. John, d. 1723. Mary, widow of John, d. Feb. 13, 1756. 
[Sfer. and Rec.) 

ALLYN, JOSEPH, a descendant of Hon. Mathew, settled and d. 
at East Windsor. His estate was distributed in 1778 to his sons 
Joseph, Noah, David, Samuel and Hezekiah. The two last had land 
in Enfield, and Samuel settled there, and there are now the descend- 
ants of Mathew, of Windsor, and Edward of Suffield, in Enfield, 
and John Allen. John Allyn, a descendant of Hon. Mathew Allyn, 
Mas made executor of his father's will, and described of Pittsfield, 
Mass., by his father, who d. at Windsor. 

ALLEN, WILLIAM, of Hartford, Boatswain of the ship Mary 


and Elizabeth, died on his return from " Saltatoodus," to Connecti- 
cut, in 1671. He was in the service of Mr. John Blaclileach. 

ALLEN, EDWARD, of Hartford, m. Rachel, and had John, b. 
March 4, 1689 ; Rachel, b. Aug. 20, 1694. 

ALLEN, HENRY, of Milford, had a daughter Mary, b. there, 
Oct. 21, 1663; Sarah, b. Oct. 5, 1660; Mary, b. Oct. 8, 1671 ; 
Henry, b. May 2, 1674. Henry Allen, Jr., had Mary, b. Aug. 2, 
1700 ; Marcy, b. July 4, 1703. 

ALLEN, Mr. GIDEON, of Milford: son George, b. ; John, 

b. at Milford, Feb. 19, 1682; Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1685. 

ALLEN, GEORGE, son of Gideon, of Milford, had a son Josi. 
ah, b. Jan. 10, 1708-9. 

ALLYN, JOSHUA, and Mary, his wife, of Windham, had Sa- 
rah, b. Nov. 7, 1695. Joshua, the father, d. Dec. 27, 1699. 

ALLEN, JONATHAN, of Northampton, m. Elizabeth Allin, of 
Middletown, Oct. 20, 1726 : issue, Thomas, b. June 27, 1728, d. 
1736 : Hannah, b. April, 1730 ; Elizabeth, b. 1734, d. 1762 ; Thank- 
ful, b. 1735-6; Thomas, b. April, 1737, d. June 18, 1777 ; Sarah, 
b. 1740-1 ; Ex.perience, b. 1743 ; Lucia, b. 1747, d. 1749. Eliza- 
beth, wife of Dea. J. Allen, d. 1762, and he m. widow Rebecca 
Whitmore, July 6, 1763. 

ALLEN, JOSHUA, Sen., of Windham, d. Dec. 27, 1699. He 
left a widow Mary : issue, Sarah, b. Nov. 7- 1695. There was al- 
so Nathaniel Allen, of Hartford, in 1639. Thomas Allen, of Hart- 
ford, in 1636, probably the same who died at Middletown, 1688— 
brother of Hon. Mathew. 

ALLEN, SAMUEL, of Windsor, a juror, in 1644, d. in 1648. 

ALLIN, ROBERT, settled in 1648, at New London, who has 
been supposed to have been a relative of Hon. Mathew Allyn, who 
died at Windsor, but the connection of these different early families, 
is not known to the compiler. 

ALLEN, JOHN, who was killed at Deerfield, in 1675, was father 
of John Allen, one of the first settlers of King's street, in Enfield, sup- 
posed to have come from Deerfield, about 1700, d. 1739, aged 69— 
had two sons who settled in Enfield. Azariah, b. 1701, m. Martha 
Burt, of Longmeadow, d. 1787, left one son, Moses, who settled and 
died in Enfield. John, Ebenezer. 2d son of John Allen, was b. 1712, 
settled and died in the south part of Enfield, left five sons, two of 
whom settled and died in East Windsor, two in Enfield, also Elijah, 
of Ohio, now living. 

ALLEN, SAMUEL, m. Hannah Burroughs, 1700, settled in 


King's street, d. 1735, aged 62 — had three sons : Samuel, b. 1702, 
m. Elizabeth Booth, 1728, settled in East Windsor, where he died j 
Joseph, b. 1704, settled and died in East Windsor ; John, b. 1712, 
m. Abigail Pease, 1737, d. 1791, left one child, settled in Enfield. 

ALLYN, JOSEPH, of Wethersfield— Mary his wife : children, 
Hannah, b. May 17, 1705; Samuel, b. Feb. 24,' 1707 j Sarah, b. 
Aug. 17, 1708 ; Martha, b. Oct. 22, 1710. 

ALLEN, EDWARD, Sen., had a grant of 60 acres of land in 
Suffield, in Oct. 1678. And his three sons, John, Edward, Jr., and 
William Allen, each had 40 acres, at the upper end of Feather street, 
between the two brooks. Their land extended east to the Great River. 
Edward probably came from Deerfield, and settled on these lands, 
with his three sons. 

ALLEN, JOHN, son of Edward, of Suffield, m. Elizabeth Pritch- 
ard, Feb. 22, 1681, and had Richard, b. Sept. 17, 1685 ; John, b. 
Dec. 21, 1682, and d. 1683 ; 2d John, b. Jan. 19, 1683, perhaps others. 

ALLEN, WILLIAM, of Suffield, son of Edward, m. Joanna Dib- 
ble, Dec. 29, 1692, and had William, b. July 28, 1694 ; Johannah, 
b. April 21, 1696; Sarah, b. April 28, 1699; Samuel, b. Oct. 8, 
1701 ; Ebenezer, b. June 7, 1704 ; John, b. Feb. 24, 1706-7 ; Hep- 
zibah, b. March 14, 1710-11, and d. April 15, 1711. The father 
d. Nov. 15, 1711, and his son Ephraim, b. after his father's death, 
April 4, 1712. 

ALLEN, EDWARD, son of Edward, m. Sarah, and had Caleb, 
b. March 31, 1685 ; Mary, b. April 9, 1683. Sarah, his wife, d. 
June 12, 1696, and her husband d. Nov. 22, 1696. EDWARD 
ALLEN, m. Mercy Painter, Nov. 14, 1683. 

ALLEN, WILLIAM, 2d son of William, m. Kezia Taylor, of 
Suffield, June 15, 1727, daughter Kezia, b. Feb. 6, 1727-8, d. same 
month ; Joanna, b. Feb. 7, 1728-9 ; 2d Kezia, b. July 5, 1731 ; 
Miriam, b. Aug. 26, 1734 ; EUenor, b. Oct. 15, 1737 ; Sarah, b. 
Nov. 28, 1742; William, b. July 15, 1745. 

ALLEN, CALEB, son of Edward, 2d, m. Hannah Eaton, of 
Haverhill, in 1721, and had a daughter Hannah, b. Feb. 6, 1722-3; 
Tamer, b. Dec. 3, 1723 ; Lydia, b. Aug. 16, 1726. 

ALLEN, EBENEZER, son of William, Sen., m. Mercy Allen, 
of Suffield, Sept. 20, 1724, and had Benjamin, b. Jan. 12, 1724-5; 
Mercy, b. Nov. 2, 1726 ; Ebenezer, b. Feb. 9, 1728-9 ; Zilpah, b. 
at Sheffield, Sept. 24, 1731; Ruth, b. Feb. 27, 173- ; Mary, b. 
March 24, 1736 ; Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1737-8 ; Zilpah, d. 1740 ; 
Caleb, b. Jan. 11, 1740-1 ; Simeon, b. Sept. 10, 1744. This family 


of Aliens, descendants of Edward, Sen., are now found in Enfield. 
One of the great-grandsons of Hon. Mathew, also removed from East 
Windsor to Enfield, and perhaps has descendants there now. 

ALLEN, JOSEPH, of Coventry, son of Mercy, removed in early 
life from Coventry, as is now supposed to Woodbury, where he m. 
Mary Baker, March 11, 1736-7, a sister of Remember Baker, and soon 
after, as appears by the birth of his first child, removed to Litch- 
field, where it was born. He removed from Litchfield to Cornwall, 
about 1740. Col. Ethan Allen, the hero of the battle of Benning- 
ton, was born at Litchfield, .Tan. 10, 1737-8, (as appears by the 
Litchfield record.) He had other sons, brothers of Col. Ethan, viz: 
Hon. Heman, Heber, Levi, Zimri, and Ira. This family early re- 
moved to Vermont, where several of them became distinguished. 
Gen. Ethan Allen, one of the most discinguished officers in the war 
of the Revolution, d. Feb. 15, 1789, aged 52. 

Samuel Allen m. Hannah Woodford, at Northampton, Nov. 29, 
1659. The following were those who had coats of arms. The name 
of ALAN has three coats of arms. ALLEN, (Viscount,) one. 
ALLEN, (Bath,) one. ALLEN, (Chelsea, 1563,) one. ALLEN, 
or ALLEYN, (Suffield and Wilts,) one. ALLEN, (Stanton, Wood- 
house, Derbyshire, 1586,) one. ALLEN, (Devonshire,) one. AL- 
LEN, (Essex.) Three different coats of arms in Essex. ALLEN, 
(Grove, near Maidstone, Co. Kent, 1610,) one. ALLEN, (Kent,) 
two of Kent, unlike. ALLEN, (Hoyland, W. R. Co. York,) one. 
ALLEN, (Lancashire,) one. ALLEN, (Whitson, Leicestershire,) 
one. ALLEN, (SherilT of London, 1620,) one. ALLEN, (Lon- 
don,) five of this name in London. ALLEN, (Suffolk and Sussex,) 
one. ALLEN, or ALLEYN, (Edward, founder of Dulwich Col- 
lege, Co. Surrey, b. in 1566, d. in 1626,) one. ALLExN, (York- 
shire,) and fifteen others for the same name. In all, forty-one coats 
of arms for this name. Also eight for ALLAN: two for AL- 
EYNE: two for ALEN : three for ALLEYN: three for AL- 
LEYNE: one for ALLIN : four for ALLYN. 

Richard Allin, James Atkinson, James Allin, Joan Allin, embarked 
in the ship Safety, John Grant, Master, from England, to Virginia, 
Aug. 1635. JAMES ALLIN, of Dedham, Mass., and his wife Anne, 
had John, b. 1639 ; Mary and Martha, b. 1641. Edward Allein.d. 
at Dedham, in 1642. THOMAS ALLYNE, of Barnstable, 1644. 
MATHEWE ALLEN, freeman in Massachusetts, March 4, 1634- 
5. THOMAS ALLEN, of Scituate, is of the list of those in the town, 
in 1643, able to bear arms, between the ages of 16 and 60 years. 


KOBERT ALLIN, Dedham, freeman 1671. SAMUELL and NE- 
HEMIAH ALLINE, took the oath of allegiance at Northampton, 
Mass., Feb. 8, 1678. SAMUEL ALLEN, Gov. of New Hamp- 
shire, 1698. ROGER ALLEN, was a single man and resided in 
the New Haven Colony, in 1639, and 1643. Also HENRY ALLEN, 
as early as 1645. TIMOTHY ALLEN, not known as a relative of 
Robert Allyn, was at Norwich, as early as 1669. THOMAS AL- 
LEN, was Deacon at Middletown, in 1670, supposed brother of 
Mathevv, Sen. Obadiah Allen, made Deacon at Middletown, May 
31, 1704. Deacon Jonathan Allen, of Middletown, d. 1780, aged 
80. Hon. JOHN ALLEN, of Litchfield, an eminent Lawyer of 
Litchfield County, represented the town in 1793, and 1796, was 
Clerk of the House, and five other sessions, and Member of Con- 
gress, from 1797 to 1799 : an Assistant from Litchfield District, 
from 1800 to 1806. Gideon, James, James, Jr., and Noble Allen, 
of Bethlem, have each represented the town of Bethlehem, one ses- 
sion. James, of Cornwall, one session. Austin, of Goshen, one 
session. Henry, of Barkhampstead, one session. Mathew of the 
same town, five sessions. Pelatiah, of same, twenty-three sessions, 
and Sanford Allen, of same town, one session. Rev. Mr. Thomas 
Allen, of Pittsfield, Mass., m. Miss Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Rev. 
Jonathan Lee, of Salisbury, Conn., Feb. 18, 1768. Joseph Allen, 
aged 30, husbandman, and his wife, Ann, 30, embarked in the Ab- 
bigall, de London, Hackwell, Master, for New England, per certifi- 
cate from the Minister of Cranbrook, in Kent, England. 

The Aliens, in the early settlement of New England, were nearly 
as numerous as the Smiths and Jones's, but have produced many 
eminent men, members of Congress, Presidents of Colleges and 
D. D's., with several celebrated Lawyers. 

Joseph Allen, an Englishman, settled at Wethersfield, Conn., be- 
fore A. D. 1700. 

ALLIS, (Allice,) WILLIAM, Deacon at Braintree, Mass., was 
admitted freeman in 1640, and d. in Massachusetts, Oct. 1653. He 
had children : John, b. March 5, 1642 ; Samuel, b. Feb. 24, 1647; 
Josiah, b. Oct. 20, 1651, and William, b, Jan. 10, 165-. {Farmer.) 
Rev. Samuel Allis, was the first Minister at Somers, Conn., where 
he was ordained 1727. 

ALLIS, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, m. Mary Griswold, daugh- 
ter of Jacob, Dec. 15, 1709, by Rev. Stephen Mix, of Wethersfield : 
children, Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1711; Lidia, b. Sept. 14, 1713; Sa- 
rah, b. Oct. 6, 1715. John Allis, d. May IS, 1756, aged 28 years. 


• ALLIS, NATHANIEL, of Bolton, d. in 1750. His widow Eliz- 
abeth, and son David, executors. Children, David, Jonathan, Na- 
thaniel, John, Ebenezer, Timothy, Mary Johns, (she left heirs, Ben- 
jamin and Stephen Johns,) Jemima Root, Mindwell Rood, and Mar- 
cy Coleman. He gave to his son David all his lands and buildings 
in Bolton, if David should pay £1000 in legacies given by the will 
to his other children within six years after the death of the father, 
and support his father and mother during their lives. Estate over 
£2000. (Inventory dated Jan. 1750.) 

ALLIS, JOHN, of Wethersfield, son of William, d. 1760; wife 
Zeruiah. She afterwards m. David Webster. ABEL, the only son 
of John, aged six years. ABIGAIL, of Wethersfield, d. in 1762. 

ALLIS, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, an aged man in 1756. The 
father of the above John, made his will and noticed his grandson, 
Abel, by giving him all his lands. He also noticed his grandson, 
Ebenezer Sanford, son of his daughter Mary or Mercy, then deceased. 
Also his grandchildren, William and Experience Barrett, children 
of his daughter Mercy, deceased. His daughter Lydia Collins, wife 
of John Collins. His daughter Sarah Kelsey, wife of Ezekiel Kel- 
sey. His daughter Ann Pike, wife of Samuel Pike. He appointed 
Sergeant Isaac North, Executor of his will. Estate £151, 12*. 8d. 
He had resided at Kensington, near Berlin, in Conn. 

ALLIS, JOHN and WILLIAM, resided at Hatfield, Mass., 1668. 
In 1672, SAMUEL ALLIS resided at Hatfield, with widow Allis, 
and both were taxed there in 1680. Col. WILLIAM ALLIS had 
a son Dexter, born at Hadley, Mass., Feb. 1697. Nathan Graves, 
m. Rebecca Allis, at Hadley, in 1702. JOHN and SAMUEL AL- 
LICE, of Hadley, took the oath of allegiance in Massachusetts, in 
1678. DANIEL AULLICE, (perhaps Allis,) of Dedham, freeman, 
1690. Capt. JOHN ALLICE, made free in Massachusetts, May, 
1640. Rev. SAMUEL ALLIS, of Somers, and others of Connec- 
ticut, were probably of the family of Braintree. John, of HStfield, 
Mass., m, widow Mary Clark, Dec. 14, 1669, and had a daughter 
Abigail, born there, Feb. 25, 1671. HANNAH ALLIS, of Hat- 
field, m. William Scott, June 28, 1670. Sarah Allis, d. at Wind- 
sor, March 6, 1852, aged 92 years. Two of this name have gradu- 
ated at Yale College, and Samuel Allis, at Harvard College, in 

ALLISON, JOHN, of Hartford, purchased land of Samuel Gra- 
ham, in Hartford, in 1726. 

ALLISON, JAMES, was of Boston, in 1644, and had a son James, 


b. in 1650. {Farmer.) Two of this name graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, before 1851. 

ALLISTON, WILLIAM, was of Windsor, previous to 1700. 
No facts are found concerning him. 

ALMER, BENEDICT, in Hartford, 1643. (Wm. Almy, of 
Lynn, Mass., in 1636. Sandwich, 1637. 

ALSAP, (Alsup, Alsope,) of New London, 1674. He is sup- 
posed to be Joseph Alsope, who came to New England in the Eliza- 
beth and Ann, Roger C. master. Thomas came in the same vessel 
at another time. 

ALSUP, or ALSOP, THOMAS, of Simsbury, d. insolvent. He 
was drowned in the River at Windsor, March 2, 1724-5. 

ALSOP, RICHARD, Robert Field, Sen., and Jr., John Bull, and 
others, of Newtown, L. I., in 1655-6, Three of the name of Alsop, 
graduated at Yale College, before 1850. 

The name of Alsop, (Alsope, Co. Derby,) has one coat of arms. 
Alsop, (Lord Mayor of London, 1752.) Alsope, (Derbyshire.) 
Alsoppe, (London, 1797,) one. Thomas Alsopp, aged 20, embarked 
from England, May 14, for New England, in the Elizabeth and 
Ann, Roger Cooper, Master. 

AMADOWN, ROGER, Salem, 1637, Weymouth, 1640, Boston, 
1643, mentioned by Farmer. Farmer says, probably d. at Reho- 
both, Nov. I3, 1673 : was probably the same man who is called 
upon the Connecticut Records, Anadowne, Anadacom, Roger, at 
Hartford, in 1643, when Mr. Whiting and Capt. Mason, were to 
examine whether the country, or an individual should pay the debts 
due him. JACOB AMADON, (probably the same name) gradua- 
ted at Harvard College, in 1775- 

This was an old name in Boston and Weymouth, and is yet found 
in Connecticut. 

AMBECK, Mr. JOHANNES, of Hartford, had a daughter, Ju- 
dith, b. Dec. 5, 1654. He d. Dec. 30, 1658, and his widow mar- 
ried the same year, Mr. Paulus Schritt, (Dutch settlers.) 

AMBLER, Mr. ABRAHAM, of Stamford, Conn., m. Mary , 

Dec. 25, 1662, and had issue: Mary, b. Jan. 15, 1663; Abraham, 
b. Jan. 5, 1665; John, b. Feb. 18, 1667; Joshua, b. Sept. 8, 1670; 
Sarras, (a daughter,) b. Oct. 6, 1672, perhaps others. 

AMBLER, ABRAHAM, Jr., of Stamford, had Sarah, b. Dec. 
29, 1721 ; Abraham, Jr., b. Feb. 2, 1724, and others. 

AMBLER, STEPHEN, and DEBORAH, of Stamford, had John, 
b. March 24, 1728-9 ; Joseph, b. Oct 4, 1727, and others. 


ABRAHAM, of Stamford, as early as 1G85, on the 26th of 
May, was one of the Patentees of Stamford, granted by the Govern- 
ment and Company. This Abraham was tlie son of Richard Amb- 
ler of Watertown, Mass., wlio was there, says Farmer, in 1639. 
and had a son Abraham, b. in 1642. ABRAHAM was the first 
of the name in Connecticut. His descendants are now found at 
Trumbull, Danbury, Bethlem and other towns in Connecticut, and 
respectable wherever located. 

The names of Ambler and Anbler have a coat of arms, viz : " Sa, 
on a fesse or, betvv. three pheons ar. a lion pass-guard, gre. Crest, 
two dexter hands conjoined, sustaining a royal crown. 

AMBLAR, JOHN, of Dover, New Hampshire, m. Elizabeth 
Trickey, Nov. 6, 1706, and had children, Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1709-10, 
in Portsmouth; John, b. in Portsmouth, 1711; Joseph, b. 1714, in 
Dover; Abraham, b. 1716; Hannah, b. Jan. 1718-19; Elizabeth, 
b. 1724. (iV. E. Gen. Register, p. 449.) 

AMBLER, RICHARD, of Cambridge, 1660. 

AMBLER, is an old name in Watertown, Mass. 

AMBLER, DAVID, Esq., of Bethlem, represented Woodbury, 
Conn., in 1787, and Bethlem, in 1787 : in all, ten sessions in the 
Legislature of Connecticut. 

AMBLER, F. P. Esq., Representative from the town of Trum- 
bull, in the General Assembly of Connecticut, in 1849. 

AMBLER, RICHARD, of Watertown, 1639: son Abraham, b. 
in 1642. (Farmer.) Probably the same Richard, found at Cam- 
bridge, in 1660. 

AMES, ROBERT, and wife Sarah, had children b. at Wethers- 
field, viz : William, b. Aug. 7, 1768; Sarah, b. April 24, 1771. 
Mr. Robert Ames, d. in Nov., 1771. He also had a son John, and 
perhaps others. He probably came from Massachusetts, to Weth- 
ersfield. Estate, £373, 135. Id. 

AMES, JOHN, of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, son of Robert, was 
b. Nov., 1733, and d. July 16, 1790. He m. Abigail Butler, who 
was b, June 30, 1737, and d. Feb. 23, 1800. They had eleven 
children, viz : Daniel, b. Feb. 1, 1751, and d. Nov. 19, 1822 — he 
lost one of his arms by a pistol ball. He resided in Southington, 
and taught school for a livelihood after he lost his arm, Philemon, 
b. Oct. 8, 1758, and d. June 9, 1797 — m. Ruth Hurlbut, who was b. 
Oct. 1760. He was a ship-carpenter or builder, and master of the 
ship yard at Rocky Hill. He was a gentleman of great firmness of 
character. He died when only 39 years of age, and left but one 


child, Eunice Ames — she m. Frederick Robbins, of Wethersfield. 
John, son of John, b. Aug. 31, 1760, and died of the small pox, aged 
16 years. Benjamin, son of John, b. Oct. 29, 1762, and d. Nov., 
1795. Mahitabel, b. March 21, 1765, and d. aged 10 years. Will- 
iam, b. July 31, 1765, d. July 2, 1811. Eunice, b. Sept. 4, 1769, 
d. in 1775. Robert, b. April 20, 1772, d. in 1775. Abigail, b. 
June 3, 1774 ; m. Russell Mackee, and was living at Middletown, 
in 1840. She had four children, William the eldest then lived in 
Philadelphia ; Henry, the second son, was a sea captain, and com- 
manded a brig in the West India trade. Abigail died by an injury 
received by the bursting of a boiler of the steamboat, when on her 
way home from Albany, having then recently lost her husband at sea, 
Capt. Joseph Stocking. She was left a widow with infant twin sons. 
Joseph, was a merchant in New York. John Ames, b. May 1, 
1777, son of John, d. in 1778. Mary Ames, b. June 1, 1780, d. in 
1821, making eleven children. This family originated from the 
Ames family in Massachusetts. Horatio Ames, of Salisbury, Conn., 
is not of the family at Wethersfield, but came from Massachusetts 
to Salisbury, where he has a family, and is largely engaged in the 
iron business. There are but few families of the name in Connecti- 
cut at this time. 

AMES, ROBERT, of Wethersfield. Estate distributed 1772 : 
left a widow, Sarah, who had dower. He owned land at Barkhamp- 
stead. He left a son William — had £199, 45., besides the widow's 
life estate. Sarah Ames, only daughter, £99, 12*. 

AMES, JOHN, son of Richard, of Bruton, in Somersetshire, set- 
tled at Bridgewater, Mass., and d. without issue. W^illiam Ames, his 
brother, of Braintree, 1641. His son, John, b. May 24, 1647, set- 
tled at Bridgewater, and had sons : John, Nathaniel, Thomas, Will- 
iam and David. The above Nathaniel, b. 1677, was the father of 
Dr. Nathaniel Ames, whose Almanacks were published forty years, 
successively, b. in 1708. He was the father of Hon. Fisher Ames, 
LL. D., the former learned and distinguished orator of Massachusetts . 
WILLIAM AMES, son of Rev. William Ames, D. D., professor 
of the University of Frankar, in Holland, who d. in Nov., 1633, 
aged 57, graduated at Harvard College, 1645: he went to England, 
and was minister of Wrentham, where he d. in 1689, aged 66. His 
mother came to Salem, and d. at Cambridge, Dec. 23, 1644. {Farmer.) 

Ten of this name had graduated at Harvard College, before 1849. 
The name of Ames, (Clifton and Bristol,) has a coat of arms. As 
has Ames or Amos. 


AMIiS, WILLIAM, of Braintree, had daugliters, Hannah and 
Rebicca, born there, as early as 164J : made free in Muss., 1647. 

Auks has been an old name at Boston and Bruintree, and has 
been highly respectable in Massachusetts and Connecticut, I'rom the 
early settlement. 

AMOS, HUGH, of Norwich, established the first regular ferry 
over the Shetucket River, in 1671. AMOS or AMES has a coat of 
arms. AMES, (Clifton and Bristol,) one. 

AMOS, HUGH, made fvee at Boston, 1666, probably the same 
who was at Norwicii, in 1671. Few of this name (if any) are now 
found ill Connecticut. 

ANDERSON. FRANCIS, of Hartford, d. in 1771. Ashbel An- 
dersoii, of East Windsor, d. in 1777 — Abigail, his widow. 

ANDERSON, GAWEN, admitted freeman in Massachusetts, 
1640. JOHN, of Boston, 1647, and .lohn, of Ipswich, in 1665. 
{Farmer.) Four of this name have graduated at Yale College, and 
four at Harvard College. 

The name of Anderson, has twenty coats of arms. 

Richard Anderson, Martin and Edward A'kinson, and others, cm- 
barked in the Merchant's Hope, Hugh Weston, Master, after the 
usual examination at Gravesend, &c. Probably in 1635. JOHN 
ANDERSON, Sen., made free at Boston, 1673. 

ANDREWS, WILLIAM, was an early settler at Hartford; he 
was in the first land division in 1639, and had thirty acres; he was 
the first school-master, and contracted with the townsmen, to teach 
a year, for £16, in 1640. He was a Juror in March, 1644. He 
resided south of Little River, adjoining the river, west of John Hop- 
kins' lot, and west by the road from the^Mill to the country. It was 
voted, Dec. 6, 1642 to appropriate JE30 for the school in Hartford. 
In 1643, £16 was ordered to be paid Wm. Andrews, as teacher. 

William Andrews had a son Samuel, b. at Hartford, Oct. 20, 
1645. His daughter Abigail, d. in 1653 : probably other children. 
There was a William Andrews in the New Haven Colony, an early 
settler there. He is in the list of families there, in 1643, with eight 
persons in his family. He was also a subscriber to the fundamen- 
tal agreement made in a general meeting of all the free planters of 
New Haven : probably in 1639. (See note lo ATWATER.) He 
was also at East Flaven afterwards, and was not the same Wm. 
Andrews, the early settler of this name, at Hartford. 

Samuel Andrews, supposed son of William, went from Hartford 


to Say brook, and from thence to Norwieli, and was a brother of John 
Birchard's wife. 

Francis Andrews, with Samuel Martin, were recognized in the sum 
of j£40 in 1646, to appear before the next Court at Hartford, for hav- 
ing put on board of a vessel at Hartford, ninety-seven bushels of 
corn, and left Hartford without entering the corn. Francis had 
sons John and Thomas baptized at Hartford, Jan, 2, 1647, and per- 
haps others. He purchased the north half of Richard Butler's lot, 
in Hartford. 

ANDREWS, JAMES, m. ; had a son John baptized Sept. 

27, 1646 ; also Thomas, baptized Jan. 1647, at Hartford : perhaps 

ANDREWS, JOHN, Sen., Hartford, d. in 16S1 ; wife Mary. His 
sons were, Benjamin, John, Abraliam, Daniel and Joseph. He 
had grandchildren, Thomas Barnes, John Andrews, Abraham An- 
drews, John Richards, Daniel Andrews, Ezekiel Buck, and Joseph, 
the son of his son John. He had daughters, Mary Batncs, Hannah 
Richards, and Rachel Buck. He gave each of his grandchildren 
named, a legacy. 

ANDREWS, JOHN, Jr., m. Hannah Gillet, April 23, 1702, of 
Hartford, and had issue b. Nov 25, 1703 ; Elizabeth, b, Feb. 7, 
1705-6 ; Abigail, b. Feb. 21, 1707-8 ; Asahel, b. Dec. 2, 1711, &c. 

ANDREWS, STEPHEN, m. Sarah Gillet, March 29, 1705: is- 
sue, Elisha, b. July 10, 1706; Dinah, b. Aug. 10, 1708 ; Charles, 
b. Oct. 3, 1710, &c. 

ANDREWS, SOLOMON and ELIZABETH, had issue at Hart- 
ford : Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1708, &c., d. in 1712. Inventory, £175, 
125. 4d. Elizabeth, his relict, d. alter her husband, and noticed in 
her verbal will, Ephraim Tucker. Her estate, £'.i9, 105. 

ANDREWS, ABRAHAM, son of John, Sen., settled at Water- 
bury : widow Sarah, ^^cncienle'' at his death : she was sister of Thom- 
as Porter. He d. May 3, 1693. Inventory of his estate offered in 
1693. Estate £111, lis. Issue, Sarah, Abraham, Jr., Mary, Ben- 
jamin and Robert. 

ANDROSS, JOSEPH, son of John Andrews, of Hartford, (spelt 
Andross.) John, his father, administrator. Estate insolvent, 1698-9. 

ANDREWS, JOSEPH, Sen., son of John, of Farmiiigton, settled 
at Wethersfield, and died there, in 1706. His widow, Rcbcckah, 
exhibited his will in 1706. The widow, and his son Joseph, execu- 
tors. Issue, viz : Joseph, Jr., Benjamin, William, Caleb, aged 15 


years, in 1709 ; Rebecca, aged 17, and Ann, 13. The mother, Re- 
becca, guardian for the three last. Estate £413, Is. ^d. 

ANDREWS, EDWARD, d. in 1673— was a brother-in-law of 
.losiah Adkins. He left a wife and children. Josiah Howlton m. 
his sister. (Gideon, of Fairfield, juror in 1730. Thomas of Mid- 
dletown, d. in 1690, and left children, Thomas, John, Samuel, Han- 
nah, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail.) Edward resided in East Hart- 
ford, in 1655 — will dated July, 1673. Edward was made free at 
Hartford, 1657. Inventory dated Nov. 25, 1673. Estate £265, 
125. He gave Josiah Adkins, ten acres for his child, the child 
of his sister, Adkins. 

ANDREWS, THOMAS, of Middletown. Inventory of his es- 
tate offered in 1690. His son Thomas, administrator. Issue, Thom- 
as, John, Samuel, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah and Abigail. He was 
probably son of Francis, of Hartford ; baptized at Hartford, Jan. 2, 
1645. A Thomas Andrews, of Hartford, m. Love Knight, daugh- 
ter of George, Nov. 20, 1702. 

ANDROSS, RICHARD, had a deed of Amos Dodge, in Wind- 
sor, in 1720. 

ANDREWS, JOHN, and Rachel his wife, of Middletown, (Vol. 
II, p. 19) : children, Samuel, b. March 18, 1706 ; Mary, b. May 5, 
1708; Joseph, b. April 24, 1710; Benjamin, b. March, 1712 ; Ra- 
chel, b. Sept., 1713 ; Phebe, b. Dec. 31, I7l5 ; Jane, b. June 12, 
1713; Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1720. John, the father, d. Dec. 6, 

ANDREWS, THOMAS, of Middletown, m. Sarah Porter, of 
Haddam, Aug. 11, 1720 : children, Sarah, b. Oct. 10, 1721 ; Charles, 
John, Esther ; William, b. Feb. 25, 1731-2, and Rachel, b. Jan. 
29, 1734-5. 

*ANDREW, Rev. SAMUEL, of Milford, where he preached over 
fifty years, ordained at Milford, Nov. 18, 1685. Fellow for a time, 
of Harvard College, afterwards Rector of Yale College, {Socii,) 
from 1700 to 1737-8. He d. Jan. 24, 1737-8, aged nearly 82 years, 
(lacking five days:) b. 1655. 

Rev. Samuel, son of Samuel, of Cambridge, who was son of Will- 
iam, of Cambridge, was b. Jan. 29, 1656 : graduated at Harvard 
College, 1675 ; ordained 1685. 

* This name is spelt upon tlie Records, Andrews, Andrus, Andross, and Andrew. The name 
at Milford, has been uniformly spelt Andrew. The spelling of names at this day, is very slight 
evidence that they were not from the same ancestor, either in England, or this country. 



ANDRUS, DANIEL, of Wethcrsfield, m, Mabcll GofT, daughter 
of Jacob, Oct. 30, 1707 : issue, Abigail, b. July 2-2, 1713 ; Mabell, 
b. June 6, 1715; Eunice, b. Sept. IS, 1717; Daniel, b. May 12, 
1720; Hannah, b. Sept. 8, 1723; Jacob, b. Jan. 24, 1729; lieze- 
kiah, b. Aug. 14, 1731. Mr. Daniel, d. Aug. 21, 1748. 

ANDRUS, JOHN, of VVethersfield, m. Mary GofF, daughter of 
Jacob, June 26, 1712, and had issue : David, b. Jan. 28, 1719 ; Mo- 
ses, b. May 12, 1722. John, the father, was b. in Farmington, June 
10, 1680, and d. June 16, 1740. 

ANDRUS, CALEB, m. Mary, daughter of Joseph Gillett, of 
Hartford, Feb. 15, 1722, and had issue: Mary, b. Feb. }^, 1724; 
Hannah, b. May 7, J725 ; Amos, b. Nov. 14, 1726; Rhoda, b. 
May 6, 1728 ; Lidia, b. July 20, 1730 ; Abel, b. May 6, 1735 ; Eli, 
b. Jan. 8, 1737 ; Clement, b. Oct. 31, 1739. 

ANDRUS, WILLIAM, m. Irene Griswold, and had issue : Miles, 
b. May 22, 1735 ; Elish.n, b. March 1, 1738; William, Jr.,b. Oct. 

28, 1740; Joseph, b. April 13, 1743; Chloe, b. March 3, 1748. 
By his second wife, Lois, he had Silvia, b. April 17, 1762 ; Cyn- 
thia, b. Oct. 15, 1765; Rhoda, b. Oct. 14, 1768. 

ANDRUS, DANIEL, Jr., m. widow Eunice Kelscy, Feb. 6, 
1746, and had issue : Daniel, b. Aug. 24, 1748 ; Eunice, b. April 

29, 1750 ; Mabel, b. June 17, 1754 ; Sybill, b. May 30, 1756; Abi- 
gail, b. May 4, 1759; Martin, b. May 30, 1761. The mother, Eu- 
nice, d. Feb. 23, 1763. He then m. for his second wife, Mary 
Mitchell, Aug. 2, 1764, and had issue: Justus, b. March 9, 1765. 

ANDRUS, JOSHUA, and Sibbil, his wife, had issue: .Icremiah, 
b. Jan. 16, 1732 ; Epaphras, b. April 16, 1735 ; Fitch, b. Oct. 12, 
1739. His vvifc imd three children at one birth, and all of them 
died the same day, b. Jan. 8, 1742 ; and on the 3d day of March, 
1743, she had three children at a birth, all died the same 
day; and on June 1, 1744, she had two at a birth, one of which 
died the same day — the child which lived was named Curtiss. She 
had eight children within three years. 

ANDRUS, BENAJAH, m. Anne Clark, Jan. 25, 1743: issue, 
Elizar, b. Dec. 13, 1747 ; Silas, b. April 23, 1750. 

ANDRUS, ELIJAH, m. Phebe Hurlbut, Feb. 21, 1745: issue, 
Asa, b. April 10, 1746: Josiah, b. May 16, 1749; Elijah, b. Oct. 
16, 1752 : Rosee, b. Sept. 20, 1755. The mother d. Nov. 13, 

ANDRUS, JOSEPH, m. Sarah Welles, April 3, 1746 : issue, 
Levi, b. Feb. 23, 1747 ; Elias, b. Feb. 16, 1753 ; Sarah b. .Tan. 12, 


ANDRUS, DAVID, m. Margaret, and had issue : Mary, b. April 

I, 1748. 

ANDRUS, PHINEHAS, m. Lois Williams, Oct. 16, 1751, and 
had issue : Katurah, b. Nov. 14, 1752 ; Phineas, b. July 19, 1763. 

ANDRUS, MILES, m. Phebe Hurlbut, of Goshen, May 1, 1759: 
issue, Miles, b. July 7, 1759; Irene, b. Jan. 17, 1761; Mehitabel, 
b. April 12, 1762 ; Chlorinda, b. June 15, 1764 ; Phebe, b. May 10, 
1766 ; Jason, b. Feb. 17, 1768; Bcnajah, b. Nov. 13, 1769. 

ANDRUS, JACOB, had issue by Eunice, his wife: Jacob, b. 
Jan. 20, 1760 ; Caroline, b. Oct. 20, 1762 ; Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1765. 

ANDRUS, BENJAMIN, m. Anne Churchel, Oct. 30, 1760: is- 
sue, Anne, b. Sept. 14, 1702 ; Lorana, b. Dec. 1764. 

ANDRUS, JOSEPH, 2d, by Asenath, his wife, had issue : Ruth, 
b. Jan. 27, 1763; Pamela, b. Sept. 5, 1764; Joseph, b. Aug. 9, 
1766; Polly, b. June 8, 1770; Roxillana, b. Dec. 14, 1771 ; Eli- 
sha, b. Oct. 11, 1773 ; William, b. Nov. 16, 1775 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 

II, 1777 ; Asenath, b. May 22, 1779. 

ANDRUS, ABEL, m. Eunice Stoddard, Dec. 2, 1764, had issue: 
Amos, b. March 17, 1765 ; Ruth, b. Oct. 9, 1766 ; Jarcd, b. April 
10, 1769; Allen, b. July 25, 1771: Hannah, b. Feb. 1, 1774; 
Lydia, b. . {Bcldeii's Record.) 

ANDRUS, ELIAS, m. Tabitha Bisscll, of East Windsor, Nov. 
20, 1780, and had issue : Clarissa, b. Nov. 4, 1781. These are the 
Wethersfield Andrus family, taken from the record there. The 
name is uniformly spelt upon the Wethersfield Record, " Andrus.'^ 

The name of Andrews was early in Massachusetts. DANIEL, 
Deputy of Salem Village, in 1689 ; JOHN, of Ipswich, in 1642 ; 
JOHN, of Lynn, 1650 ; JOHN, of Boston, 16.56; JOSEPH, of Iling- 
ham, 1035 ; RICHARD, of Ipswich, d. in 1644 ; ROBERT, of Ips- 
wich, freeman, 1635 ; THOMAS, of Hingham, 1635 ; WILLIAM, of 
Lynn, 1634. Three of the name of WILLIAM ANDREWS, ad- 
mitted freemen in 1634, 1635 and 1640, one of them of Cambridge, 
in 1635, (one of whom was probably the school-master of Hartford,) 
and others mentioned by Farmer in his valuable collections. Five 
by the name of ANDREW ; thirteen by the name of ANDREWS, 
and two by the name of ANDRUS, had graduated at Yale College, be- 
fore 1851. Five by the name of ANDREW, and eighteen by the 
name of ANDREWS, had graduated at Harvard College, previous to 
1848. SAMUEL ANDREW, of Milford, sold land to Jonathan Law, 
in Milford, Jan. 6, 16S5-6. The name of ANDREW, has five coats 


of arms, ANDRE WES, eight, and ANDREWS, fourteen ; ANDROS 
were petitioners and certifyers of the good character of Mahilabel 
Warren, of Hingham, in 17(*8-9, ulio )iad been cliarged of the sin of 
witchcraft. {Hist. Gen. Reg.) Mr. WILLIAM ANDREWS, 
freeman in Massachusetts, 1G34-5. ROBERT ANDKEWES, 
freeman in Massachusetts, 1635. JOSEPH ANDREWES, free in 
Massachusetts, March, 1635-6. WILLIAM ANDREWS, wife 
Mary, d. at Cambridge, 1639. WILLIAM ANDROVVS, freeman 
Massachusetts, 1640. RALPH ANDREWES m. Abigail Very, at 
Gloucester, Mass., Dec. 12, 16^2. STEPHEN ANDREWS, 
and his wife Bethia, had children b. at Rochester, Mass., before 
1700. THOMAS ANDREW, of Hingham, freeman, 1673-4. 
JOHN ANDRUS, of Boxford, made free, 16U0. Sir EDMUND 
ANDROS—" Boston, May 3, 1714. ' By Letters from London, of 
the 24th of February, we are informed that Sir Edmond Andrews, 
sometime Governour of New York, New England, and Virginia, 
Dyed that Week, in a Good Old Age.' Boston News-Letler." {N. 
E. Hist. Gen. Reg. No. 15, p. 260.) SAMUEL ANDREWS, 
aged 37, came in the Increase, Robert Lea, Master, to New Eng- 
land. Also Jane, his wife, aged 30. Jane, their daughter, aged 3, 
and Elizabeth, daughter, aged 2, and Ellyn Long, her servant, 
aged 20. 

ANGIER, EDMOND, from Cambridge, held land in Hartford, in 
1650, by mortgage ; perhaps brother of Arthur, of Scarborough, 
1671-2. Edmond was of Cambridge as early as 1636. 

ANN ABLE, ANTHONY, arrived at Plymouth in the ship For. 
tune, 1621, made free 1633; he removed to Barnstable about 1639, 
and died 1673. (See Farmer.) 

ANNABLE, ANTHONY, Joseph and Cornelius were from the 
Cape, and brothers. Those of Connecticut were descendants of 
these brothers. 

ANNABELL or ANNABLES has but one coat of arms in Eng- 
land ; probably the same name as Annable, but changed since the 
above persons came to New England. This name came late to Con- 
necticut. All of the name, it is supposed, are of the Barnstable family. 

ANTHONY was taxed at New Plymouth 18s. payable in corn, at 
6s. per bushel, in 1632-3 ; John Barnes, 9^. ; John Adams, 9*. ; Wil- 
Ham Bennet, John Bowman, 9*. ; Thomas Boreman, 9*. In 1633-4 
Mr. William Bradford, £1, 7s.; Mr. William Brewster, £1,75.; 
John Alden, £1, 4*.; Jonathan Brewster, £1, 4*. ; John Browne, 


9*. ; Anthony Annable, 9^. ; William Bassett, £1, Is. ; John Barnes, 
lb*. ; Widow Adams, 9$. ; and others. 

ANNABLE, ANTHONY, was of Barnstable in 1644. 

ANNABLE, SAMUEL, of Barnstable, m. Mehetable Allyn, June 
1, 1607, and had children, Samuel, Hannah, John and Anna. 
Samuel ir., m. Patience Dogged, 1695. John, son of Samuel, Sen., 
m. Experience Taylor, June \Q, 1692, and had children. 

ble, were enrolled with others in 1643, as able to bear arms, being 
between sixteen and sixty years of age. JOIiN graduated at Har- 
vard College, 1744. 

ANTIZEL, LARRANCE, of Windham, and Mary his wife, had 
Simon, b. June 10, 1740; Lear, a daughter, b. March 9, 1741. 

ANTIZELL, LAWRENCE, of Willington, d. in 1759. Estate, 
£188. Widow Mary. Children, Zeruiah, Mary, Phebe, Simon, b. 
June 10, 1740, Peter or Perez, Phineas, Silas, Dorcas and Sarah. 
His son-in-law, David Fuller, executor. 

wich soon after its settlement. 

ARMSTRONG, AVIS, of Windsor, d. December 24, 1660. In- 
ventory £26, 6*. -id. 

♦ARMSTRONG, STEPHEN, and Hannah his wife, of Wind- 
ham, had children recorded at Windham, viz., Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 
1710 ; Abigail, b. May 1, 1712 ; second Hannah, b. March 23, 
1714; Jerusha, b. August 26, 1715; Sarah, b. June 21, 1717; 
Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1719-20 ; Stephen, perh ips removed from Staf- 
ford, as he purchased land in Windham, of Richard Cooms, near 
Stafford, in 1721. 

ARMSTRONG, GREGORY, of Plymouth, Mass., d. in 1650, 
{^Farmer.) Gregory was one able to bear arms at Plymouth, be- 
tween sixteen and sixty, in 1643. Only one of this name had grad- 
uated at Yale College in 1850, and but two at Harvard College, in 
1848. The name of Armstrong has two coats of arms in England, 
and Armestrong, seven. 

•The fnllowinji persons in March. 1707, wereof Windliam, and were proprietors in the drawing 
of the twenty acre I Its, viz.. John Titch, Jonathan Jennings, Capt. Brown Mr.. Allyn, Joseph 
Huntington. Mr. Webb. Deacon Hinghnin, Mr. V\"hiting, John Waldo, Jolin Ri-ed. Lirul. Crane, 
Deacon Cary, John Backus. Robert Hiljard, Benjamin Milaril, John Caltp, then deceased ; Mr. 
Whiting. Jeremiah Ripley, heirs of John Ablie, Merchant l.effingwell, Joseph l.'iiigly, Mr. Joshua 
Ripley, Mr. S.inmel Treat. John Brougliton. Willi.nm More and Jonah Palmer had their twenty 
acre lots before these lots were laid out. 



ARMSTRONG, MARTHA m. William Wentworth, at Norwich, 
June 16, 1731, and had issue: Phebe, Martha, Mary, William, Jr., 
Joseph, Bcnjanjin, Hannah and Sarah. 

ARMSTRONG, Hb:NRY, " imbarked in the Transport, of Lon- 
don, Edward Walker, master, 'to be transported' to Virginia, July 
4, 1635." 

ARNOLD, JOHN, was located in Hartford, south of Little River, 
in 1040 ; lot bounded north on the road leading from George Steele's 
to south meadow, east and south by William Hide, and west by 
Richard Lyman's lot. He was in the land division in 1639, sixteen 
acres. His wife, Susannah. Will, dated August 22, 1664. In- 
ventory taken Dec. 26, 1664. Estate over £100. He had children, 
Josiah, Joseph, Daniel, a daughter m. Buck, and perhaps others, a 
grand-daughter Mary Buck. He gave his son Joseph a portion of 
his estate, if he returjied to live in Hartford again within two years. 
Joseph was an original proprietor in Hartford as early as 1639, and 
his son Joseph was old enough to have been an original proprietor at 
Haddam, in 1668. Joseph Arnold owned as many as twelve par- 
cels of land at Thirty Miles Island. 

ARNOLL, JOHN, freeman in Massachusetts, May, 1635. John 
signed to remove to Hadley, in 1659, but did not go. 

ARNOLD, JOSEPH, was a defendant in court at Hartford, May, 
1647. Josias Arnold was made free at Hartford, May, 1657-8. 

ARNOLD, DANIEL, of Hartford, d. and his will proved in court 
at Hartford, in 1692, and John Mason, aged 48, appointed adminis- 
trator. Estate £52, 11*. Mason d. and in 1698, Nathaniel, son of 
Daniel, was appointed administrator. 

ARNOLD, JOSEPH, was an original settler at Hartford. He 
d. Oct. 22, 1691. Estate, i:i51, 10*. His will wasotTered in court 
by his widow and sons, Joseph and Josiah, in 1692. The estate was 
divided by his children in 1693, at which time his widow had mar- 
ried her second husband. Children, viz., John, aged 29; Joseph, 
26; Samuel, 23; Josias, 21; Jonathan, 12; and a daughter, Su- 
sannah, 16 ; and Elizabeth, 9. Samuel had his portion at E. Had- 
dam, by a deed from his father, at " Matchit Moodus." Joseph Ar. 
nold was an original proprietor of the town of Haddam, but vvjiether 
he removed to Haddam in the first settlement is doubtful ; his son 
Joseph probably settled at Haddam, and Samuel. 

ARNOLD, JONATHAN, of Haddam, son of Joseph, m. Hannah 
Robinson, Oct 5, 1709; had Jonathan, b. July 11, 1710; his wife 


d. Sept. 18, 1714, aged 35, and he m. Sarah Jones, in 1715, and had 
Anna, b. April 18, 1717. He d. May 19, 1719, aged 39. 

ARNOLD, JOBN, son of Joseph, in. Hannah Meakins, Jan. 12, 
1709-10, of Hartford, and had Hannah, b. Nov. 20, 1710; Mary, b. 
March 3, 1713; John, b. July 8, 1715; Sarah, b. Dec. 1, 1717; 
Samuel, b. March 16, 1720 ; Henry, b. July 27, 1722. 

ARNOLD, JOHN, rn. Elizabeth Cross, of Windham, April 8, 

ARNOLD, Rev. JONATHAN, graduated at Yale College, 1723, 
was the second, minister in W. Haven, 1725; he declared for Epis- 
copacy after about ten years, (as Dr. Johnson had done before him ;) 
he finally settled on Staten Island, New York. 

ARNOLD, JOSEPH, was the son of Joseph Arnold. Jonathan, 
the son of Joseph, was the father of Samuel, who was lost in the 
woods, at the age of three years, west of Turkey Hill ; son of Jona- 
than, Jr., a minister who settled in New Jersey ; also of a second 
Samuel. This second Samuel had sons, Jonathan, Samuel and 
James. Col. Arnold, of Durham, was the son of Ebenezer, Joseph, 
the father of Jonathan, the father of Samuel, the father of Samuel, 
who had sons, Jonathan, d., John, Joseph, Samuel, Elijah and Charles, 
fifth generation. Joseph, son of Samuel, had sons, Jonathan, Joseph, 
George^ Samuel, William, Isaac and Charles, (the sixth generation 
from Joseph, Sen. Joseph Arnold probably came from Newtown, 
Mass., to Hartford, in Mr. Hooker's Company, in 1636. Whether 
he was a relative of Benedict Arnold, early at Cambridge, cannot 
be settled by the Connecticut records. 

ARNOLD, BENEDICT, resided at Cambridge, and was an in- 
terpreter there in the early settlement of the town, as appears by the 
record of deeds in East Cambridge. He was probably the same 
Benedict Arnold who was afterwards President of Rhode Island, in 

From Records of the toton of Nonoich, Vol. I. 

" John Waterman and Elizabeth Lathrop, both of Norwich, mar- 
ried November 5, 1701. Four children are recorded to them, — 
among the number, is Hannah, born Sept. 28, 1708. 

Absalom King, of Long Island, and Hannah Waterman, of Nor- 
wich, married August 11, 1730. 

Children, — 

Hannah, born July 28, 173], and died April 30, 1739. 

Absalom King, died Sept. 23, 1732. 


Mr. Benedick Arnold, and Mrs. Hannah King, widow of Absalom 
King, deceased, weie married November 8, 17.J3. 

Children, — 

Benedick, born August 15, 173d, and died April 30, 1739. 

2d Benedick, (Gen.,) born January 3, 1740-41.* 

Hannah, born December 9, 1742. 

Mary, born June 4, 1745. 

Absalom King, born April 4, 1747. 

Elizabeth, born November 19, 1749. 

Absalom, born October 22, 1750. , 

Mary, born September 10, 1753. 

Elizabeth, born September 29, 1755. 

ARNOLD, JOHN, a merchant, in 1680, was accepted as an in- 
habitant at Norwich ; the town gave him several acres of land there. 
He removed from Norwich soon after 16ti8. 

ARNOLD, BENEDICT, at Providence, R. L, 1639, President 
of Rhode Island, 1663, continued eight years, d. 1678 ; Edward, 
Boston, d. August 8, 1657 ; John, at Cambridge, 1635, member of 
artillery company, 1644 ; Joseph, Braintree, 1658 ; Richard, R. I.^ 
one of the council of Sir Edmond Andross, in 1687 ; Samuel, first 
minister of Rochester, Muss., ordained in 1084, d. 1717; Thomas, 
of Watertown, Mass., freeman, 1640, had .sons, Ichabod, b. 1640, 
Richard, b, 1642, and William, of Hingham, 1635. {Far.) 

Eleven of this name have graduated at Yale College, and one at 
Harvard College. 

ARNOLD, Rev. JONATHAN, of West Haven, m. Mrs. Sarah 
Miles, July 29, 1728. It is also certified by Samuel Eells, that 
Rev. Jonathan Arnold, of W. Haven, m. Mrs. Abigail Beard, of 
Milford, daughter of John Beard and Abigail Beard, of said Milford, 
April 4, 1728. 

The name of Arnold has eleven different coats of arms in Eng- 
land. Arnald or Arnauld one. 

ARNOLL, JOHN, freeman in Mass., 1635. William Arnold 
and William Aspinwall, are in the list of first settlers of Rhode Isl- 
and. John and Mary Arnol, of Weymouth, had Margaret, b. 1683, 
and James, b. in 1694. John Arnold made free in Mass., in 1643, 
Arnall, Thomas, freeman in Mass. in 1640. 

ARNOLD, THOMAS, was at Watertown, Mass., as early as 

• Benedick Arnold, 2d, was the Traitor, Gen. Arnold. 


1640. . He was probably the same Thomas Arnold who came to this 
country in the " Plaine Joan," in 1635, aged 30 years. 

ARNOLD, JAMES, Jo. Aymies, (Ames,) Marie Averie, Areto 
Andrewe, Elizabeth Allcot and others, " imbarked from England, 
1635, for Virginia, in the Assurance, de ; Lo ; Isaac Bromwell 
and George Pewise, master." After being examined by the minister 
of the town of Gravesend, of their " conformitie" in the religion 
of the English Church and taking the oath of allegiance and 
*' supremecie." 

ARNOLD, SAMUEL, George Allen, Ralph Allen, Francis 
Allen, and Mathew Allen, are found in the list of those men of" Sand- 
witch," able to bear arms, between the ages of sixteen and sixty 
years, in 1643. 

ARNALL, WILLIAM, of Reading, Mass. 

The first settlers of Millington Society were Daniel Smith, from 
Cape Cod ; Daniel Griffin, Lyme ; Thomas Fox, Colchester ; about 
1703 or '4. The Arnolds, Barnes, Brainard, Chapman, Church, 
Cone, Emmons, Gates,- Olmsted, Spencer, &-c., from E. Haddam 
Parish, Graves, from Colchester, Stewart, Voluntown, Clark of Had- 
dam, Harvey and Hungerford, from Hadlyme, &;c. {Field.) 

Jesper Arnold, aged 40, and Ann Arnold, aged 39 years, em- 
barked in the Abigail, for New England, per certificate from the 
minister of Shoreditch parish and Stepney parish. 

ARNOLD, an old name at Watertown, Mass. 

ASH, GEORGE, resided in East Hertford, in 1682: the name is 
yet in Connecticut. Ash now a Member of Congress, originated 
from this family. The name of Ash, has two coats of arms, and the 
name of Ashe, nine. 

ASH, THOMAS, received a grant of land in Dover, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1669-70. {Gen. Reg. p. 449.) 

GEORGE ASH was passenger on board the ship Arabella, Rich- 
ard Sprague, Master, for New England, May 22, 1671. 

ASH, JOHN, and John Barber, were in the tax list of Dover, 
New Hampshire, in 1659. 

*ASHLEY, ROBERT, came from England, and located first at 

* When the bill was brought into Parliament against importing Irish cattle, (soon after the 
restoration,) Lord Clarendon said, that the Lord Ashley, (afterwards Earl of Shaftesbury,) next 
to the Duke of Buckingham, appeared the most violent supporter of the bill. 

On declaring war against Holland, March 17, 1671-2, ClifTord, Ashley, Buckingham, Arling- 
ton and l^uderdale, had the chief management of affairs — they were called the Cabal. 



Roxbury, Mass., where he remained until about the time Mr. Will 
iam Pyncheon and liis company removed to Springfield. His wife 
was Mary . Her family name is not known. There are nine- 
teen coats of arms for the name of Ashley, (as published by Burke.) 
Robert was the first Ashley who came to New England : he brought 
with him his family coat of arms, by which his descendants in New 
England can now find their relatives in England. He took the oath 
of allegiance in Massachusetts, with two of his sons, Jonathan and 
Joseph, in 1672. His children were born at Springfield, viz : son 
David, b. 3d day of the 4th month, 1642 ; Mary, b. 6th day of the 
2d month, 1644 ; Jonathan, b. 25th day of the 2d month, 1645; Sa- 
rah, b. 23d day of the 6th month, 1648; Joseph, b. July 6, 16.52. 
Of these children, all are noticed in their father's will, except Sa- 
rah, who probably died young. Mary, m. John Root, of Westfield. 
Robert, the first, died at Springfield, Nov. 29, 16S2 ; his wife, Mary, 
d. Sept. 19, 1683. 

ASHLEY, DAVID, son of Robert, m. Hannah Glover, of New 
Haven, Conn., in 1663, (supposed a daughter of Henry Glover.) 
Their children were, 

Samuel, b. Oct. 26, 1664. 

David, b. March 10, 1667. 

John, b. June 27, 1669. 

Joseph, b. July 31, 1671. 

Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1673, m. Thomas Ingersoll, 1691. 

Mary, ) ■ b. Dec. 14, 1675, d. young. 

If lying ' "^ ^ 

Hannah, ) ' b. Dec, 14, 1675, m. Nathaniel Eggleston. 

Jonathan, b. June 21, 1678. 

Abigail, b. April 27, 1681, m. Nathaniel Lewis, of Farmington. 
Mary, b. March 3, 1683, m. Benjamin Stebbins, of Northampton. 
Rebecca, b. May 30, 1685, m. Samuel Dewey. 
David removed to Westfield, and d. there in 1718. His five el- 
* dest children are recorded in Springfield, and the six youngest are 
recorded in Westfield. The first Mary d. young. The other five 

Ashley of Lancaster, married Jane, the second daugliter of Sir James Stanley, at Crosthall, in 
the County of Lancaster, and was Marshal of Ireland. {Collins' Peerage of England.) There 
are nineteen dilTerenl coats of arms of the Ashley, and Ashly families in England. Robert Ash- 
ley, the first of the name in New England, brought with him the coat of arms of his family. 
Ashley, (Lowesby, Co. Leicester,) Ar. a lion ramp. sa. crowned or. And the first coat of arms 
yet remains in the family, of which several copies have been taken by the descendants of Rob- 
ert, of Springfield. 


sons and five daughters were married, and are mentioned in their fa- 
ther's will. 

ASHLEY, JONATHAN, 2d son of Robert, m. Sarah Wads- 
worth, the daughter of William Wadsworth, an original proprietor 
of Hartford, Conn., a gentleman of wealth and exalted reputation in 
1669. Jonathan removed to Hartford, and d. there, Feb., 1705, and 
left three sons and two daughters, and a large estate. His children 
b. at Hartford, were Jonathan, Jr., Joseph, Samuel, Sarah and Re- 
becca. Joseph, his son. Executor of his will. He gave his son 
Samuel, four score acres of land, in Plainfield, Conn 

*ASHLEY, JOSEPH, :3d son of Robert, lived in West Spring, 
field, and was the ancestor of the West Springfield Ashleys He 
m Mary Parsons, 1685, and had children : Joseph, Ebenezer, Mary, 
AbigaU and I^enjamin. He d. Ma3- 19, 1698. This includes the 
dnldr^n^and grandchildren of Robert Ashley, (except the Roots, see 

ASHLEY, SAMUEL, son of David, m. Sarah Kellogg, of Had- 
ley, April 27, 1686, and had children: Mary, b. March 6 1687- 
Samuel, Jr., b. Nov. ti, 1688 ; Daniel, b. Sept., 1691 ; Sarah! 1693 '; 
Rachel, 1695; Jacob, 1697 ; Johannah, 1699; Aaron, 1702- Eze- 
kiel, _-; Abigail. 1708, and Joseph, 1709. This last son gradu- 
aled at 1 ale College, 1730, and was a minister at Sunderland, Mass. 
and d. in 1780. ' 

ASHLEY, SARAH, daughter of Samuel, of Westfield, m. Da- 
v.d Bull July 4; shed. Dec. 17, 1747, aged 54, had issue: Abi- 
gail, m. Nathaniel Lewis, 1699, d. 1723. 

ASHLEY, Dea. DAVID, son of David, m. Mary Dewey, 1688 
Their cinldren were : Thomas, b. 1690 ; David, 1692, Mary 1694 • 
Elizabeth, 1697; Abigail, 1700; Moses, 1703; Hannah, 1706 ; Is' 
rael, 1710. Israel graduated at Yale College, in 1730, was a phy., and d. in 1758. Dea. David d. in 1744. (See Yale Gala, 

ASHLEY, JOSEPH, son of David, m. Abigail Dewey, 1699, and 
d. before his father, and left but one son, James. He had three oth- 
er children, who died young. 

* Mr. John Ashley, a descendont of Joseph, who was the 3d son of John, of West Spring- 
field, gave the land for the huria, yard, for the north district, in West Springfield, in MSI. L 

ZulnZ "^'"T 7 "" '""''• "• "''• "^ ^'^^° '"'^'" ■^"""' ^- - P— ' f-''. to 
support the nun,s,ry there, ,„ 1799. In .819, hegave $- ,, p,,,,,,,.^ ,.,,^ ,^^ ^,,^ 

«a.dsoc,ety. (C^. Rec. W. s) He gave i; 1300 to the south parish of West SprinlfieVon 

co«dmon a meeting-house should be erected on the ground pointed out by him ' ^ ' " 


ASHLEY, JONATHAN, son of David, m. Abigail Stebbins, of 
Springfield, 1699, and had children : Abigail, b. 1701 ; Azariah, b. 
1704 ^Mercy, 1707 ; Lydia, 1710 ; Jonathan, 1712 ; Benjamin, 1714; 
Ebenezer, 1717; Phineas, 1729. Jonathan, son of David, d. 1749. 
The above Jonathan, the son of Jonathan, b. 1712, graduated at Y. Col- 
lege, in 1730, in the same class with tliree other cousins, viz : Israel, 
Jotn and Joseph Ashley. This Rev. Jonathan, son of Jonathan, was 
ordained at Deerfield, Mass., in 1732 or '33. He m. Dorothy Will- 
iams, daughter of Rev. William Williams, of Hatfield. She was 
born in 1713. He was the second ordained minister at Deerfield, 
and became a celebrated preacher and divine. Their children were 
William, b. July, 1737, d. in 1737; Jonathan, b. Jan. 6, 1738; 
William, b. 1740, d. same year ; Dorothy, b. April 3, 1743, m. 
Dea. William Williams, of Dalton, Mass. ; Elizabeth, b. June 9, 
1745, m. Maj. David Dickinson, of Deerfield, 1783 ; Solomon born 
May 25, 1754, drowned Jan. 14, 1823 ; Elihu, (Doctor,) b. Oct. 12, 
1750 ; Clarissa, b. Dec. 1, 1757. Jonathan, son of Rev. Jonathan, 
graduated at Yale College, in 1758, and became a lawyer, and prac 
tised at Deerfield. He m. Tirzah Field, daughter of Col. Field, of 
Deerfield, and had three daughters, viz: Tirzah, who m. Rufus 
Saxton, Esq., of Deerfield ; Harriet, m. Col. E. Gilbert, of Green- 
field ; Dorothy, m. Dr. Roswell Leavitt, of Cornish, N. H., and all 
had families ; Clarissa, youngest daughter of Rev. Jonathan, m. 
Dr. Moses C. Welch, of Mansfield, Conn., who was a distinguished 
divine. They had children : Jonathan Ashley Welch, Esq., Attor- 
ney at law at Brooklyn, Conn. He m. Mary Devotion Baker in 
1819 ; his children are, Ebenezer B., Mary C, Louisa D., Charles 
A., Joseph, James E., and Elizabeth Jane. Archibald Welch, M. 
D., of Hartford, is also a son of Rev. Moses C. b. 1794, late President 
of the Connecticut Medical Society ; he m. Cynthia Hyde, of Leba- 
non, in 1819, and has three sons and one daughter. Rev. Jonathan 
Ashley d. in 1780, aged 68 ; his wife d. at Deerfield, in 1808, aged 
95 years. Dr. Elihu Ashley, son of Rev. Jonathan, m. his cousin, 
Mary Williams, daughter of Dr. Thomas Williams, of Deerfield, a 
brother of Col. Ephraim Williams, the founder of Williams College. 
The children of Dr. Elihu were. Col. Thomas W., b. 1775; Rob- 
ert W., a physician ; Mary, b. 1790. Col. Thomas W., married a 
daughter of Rev. Mr. Crosby, of Enfield, Mass., in 1814, and has 
children : Jonathan, Josiah, Thomas W. and Abbot, and had others 
' who died. Dr. Robert W., brother of Col. Tiiomas W. Ashley, now 


resides at Lyons, N. Y., and has children. Mary, sister of Dr. 
Robert, m. a Mr. Tippets, and d. at Geneva, N. Y. 

ASHLEY, JOHN, the 3d son of David, b. in 1669 ; had three 
wives, first, Sarah Dewey, m. 1692, she d. in 1708 ; he m. for his 
second wife, widow Mary Sheldon in 170S, she d. in 1735 ; for a 
third wife, he m. Hannah Glover, in 1735. The second wife, wid- 
ow Mary Sheldon, was the relict of Joseph Sheldon, Esq., of Suf- 
field, (who went from Northampton ;) she was the daughter of Jo- 
seph Whiting, of Hartford, who was the Treasurer of Connecticut, 
ftr some years. This Joseph Whiting resided a few years in West- 
field, and m. Mary Pyncheon, the only daughter of Col. John Pyn- 
cheon, of Springfield, Oct. 5, 1669; she was born Oct. 28, 1650. 
Mr. Whiting had by Mary Pyncheon in Westfield, Mary, b. 
Aug. 19, 1672, and .Toseph b. 1674, who d. young. Mr. Whi- 
ting returned to Hartford, and his wife soon after died, and he 
m. a daughter of Hon. John Allyn, for his second wife. This 
Mary Whiting, b. 1672, the grand-daughter of Col. Pyncheon, 
m. Joseph Sheldon, about 1694 ; she had a son Joseph b. in North- 
ampton, 1695 ; the other children most or all of them were born in 
Suflield, Conn., viz : Amy, Mary, Joseph b. in 1700, (the first Jo- 
seph died,) Rachel, b. 1703 ; Benjamin, 1705. Joseph Sheldon d. 
July 2, 1708, at Boston, where he was attending the General Court 
as Representative of Suflield. His widow, (the grand-daughter of 
Col. Pyncheon,) rn. John Ashley, Esq., of Westfield. The children 
of John Ashley, of Westfield, by his wife, Sarah Dewey, were : Sa- 
rah, b. 1693; Hannah, 1695; John, 1697, (died young;) Moses, 
1700; Ebenezer, 1702; Noah, 1704; Roger, 1705; Lydia, 1708. 
By his second wife, widow Mary Sheldon, he had John b. 1709, and 
Preserved, 1711, the latter died young. John Ashley, of Sheffield, 
was the only child of John Ashley, Esq., of Westfield, by his 2d 
wife, (Mary Sheldon,) who lived. John Ashley, Esq., who had 
been much employed in public business, and held many responsible 
places of public trust in Westfield, d. April 17, 1759, aged 89 
years. Col. John Pyncheon, of Springfield, d. in 1703, but his es- 
tate, for some reason, was not fully settled until 1737. In that year 
there was about £8000 of his estate remaining not distributed, which 
consisted chiefly of land, and two-thirds of this, or £5312 was given 
by the Probate Court to the heirs of his son John, and one-third, or 
£2656 to the heirs of his grand-daughter, Mary Ashley, " aZ/a* Shel- 
don, alias Whiting," (so the record reads;) of this £2056, Joseph 


Sheldon had a double portion, £758 ; Benjamin Sheldon, £379 ; Amy, 
wife of James Warriner, £379 ; Mary, wife of Ebenezer Hitchcock, 
£379; Pi.achel, wife of Jedediah Bliss, £379 ; (these were the five 
Sheldon children,) and John Ashley, son of Mr. John Ashley, £379 J 
all having the same mother. This John Ashley, who afterwards 
settled at Sheffield, was a great-grandson of the first Robert Ashley } 
he was also the great-grandson of Col. John Pyncheon, of Spring- 
field, and of William Whiting, one of the first settlers of Hartford. 

ASHLEY, JOHN, of Westfield, was one of a Committee for 
making a purchase of the Indians, granting lots, dividing the tract 
of land now Sheffield, admitting settlers, and to reserve lands for the 
first ministers, for the support of schools and the gospel. The com- 
mittee met in 1723, and received fifty-five settlers, or rather propri- 
etors. In 1724, a deed signed by Kon-ke-pot arid twenty other In- 
dians, of this large tract of land, was acknowledged by them, before 
John Ashley, Esq., as magistrate or justice of the peace, which 
tract embraced several of the towns north of Sheffield, as now incor- 
porated. In 1725, Cupt. John Ashley and Capt. Pomeroy divided 
the lower township. In June, 1733, John Ashley, E. Pomeroy and 
S. Ingersoll were appointed a committee by the legislature, to ad- 
vance the settlement in the lower and upper settlement. Capt. John 
Ashley's son, John, became one of tlie first settlers of the town of 
Sheffield, with Austin, Noble, Kellogg, Pell, and others, from West- 
field ; the same year Sheffield was incorporated, (1733,) and the 
first town meeting held at the log house of O. Noble. 

*ASHLEY, JOHN, Esq., of Sheffield, son of John, Esq., of West- 
field, who was born at Westfield, Dec. 2, 1709, emigrated in early 
life to Sheffield, and located himself there as a lawyer, after he had 
been admitted to the bar, in 1732. He held large quantities of land 
in the valley of the Housatonic and at Kunkapot, three miles east of 
the river. Pie soon rose in the militia to the rank of colonel, and was 
most of his life a magistrate of tlie county of Berkshire; he was also 
a judge of the county court, from 1765 until the court was dismissed 
during the war of the Revolution, in 1781. He graduated at Yale 
College, in 1730, and died at Sheffield, Sept., 1802, aged 93 years. 

* In January, 1723, John Asliley, Esq., and others, a committee, met at Springfield, where 
they received the names of fifty-six settlers or proprietors for the settlement of the lower town- 
ship, (Sheffield.) In 1725, Capt. John Ashley, of W^estfield, and Capt. Ebenezer Pomeroy. made 
a division of the lower township, (Sheffield,) upon the river. The first settlers of Sheffield 
were from Hampshire county. Judge Ashley, son of the above named Capt. John Ashley, set- 
tled at Sheffield, in 1732 or '3. 


Hannah, his wife, died June 19, 1790, aged 78 years. He became 
a gentleman of great wealth, and left to his son and two daughters, then 
living, and grandchildren, about 1000 acres of finely cultivated lands 
and other estate ; most of his lands he had held from his first settlement 
there, until his death. Colonel or Judge John married in early life, 
Hannah Hugaboom, of Claverac, in the State of New York. Judge 
Ashley had one son and three daughters, viz., Major General John, 
Jane, Mary and Hannah. 

ASHLEY, JANE, the eldest daughter of Judge John, of Sheffield, 
married Dr. William Bull, who lived and died at Sheffield. They 
had one son. Dr. William Bull. After the death of her husband, she 
married RuluifDutcher, of Canaan, Conn., by whom she had several 
children, viz., Christopher, John, Ruluff, Jr., Washington, and five 
daughters. One of the daughters of Rulufl^ Jr., married Mr. Stir- 
ling, of Salisbury ; another married a Mr. Bushnell, and a third 
married Gen. Francis Bacon, of Litchfield, a young lawyer of much 
promise, since deceased ; and the fourth daughter married Professor 
Stewart, of Hartford. After the death of Mr. Rulufl" Dutcher, Sen., 
Jane married for her third husband, Judge J. Porter, of Salisbury, 
the father of the late Gen. Peter B. Porter, of Black Rock, or Niag- 
ara Falls, New York. 

ASHLEY, MARY, second daughter of Judge Ashley, married 
Gen. John Fellows, of Sheffield. They had four daughters and three 
sons, viz., Hannah, Mary, Charlotte, Jane, John, Edmund and Henry. 
Hannah married Dr. J. Porter, Jr., of Salisbury ; Mary married a Mr. 
Penfield, who settled the town of Penfield, in the State of New York ; 
one of the daughters of Mr. Penfield married the Hon. Ogden Ed- 
wards, of the city of New York. Mary Fellows, wife of Gen. Fel- 
lows, died Dec. 7, 1797, aged 5d. Gen. Fellows died at Sheffield, 
August 1, 1808, aged 74. Hannah, third daughter of Judge John, 
married Martin Vosburgh, of Claverac, New York, and died soon 
after, and left no children. 

*ASHLEY, Major Gen. JOHN, born Sept. 26, 1736, only son of 
J^udge John. He entered Yale College, and received the honors of 
that Seminary, in 1756. He settled in his native town, Sheffield, as 
a merchant. He served his town many years as a representative to 

•The children of Gen. John Ashley, deceased, of Sheffield, are descendants of John Gay, of 
Dedham, one of the first settlers there, of William Ballantine, of Boston, of the first Gov. Win- 
throp, of Gov. V\^yllis, of Hartford, by his daughter Amy, of Col. John Pyncbon, of Springfield, of 
William Whiting, of Hartford, and Robert Ashley, of Springfield, Mass. 


the General Court, at Boston, as his honored father had done before 
him. He rose through the several militia grades to the ranii of Ma- 
jor General of the ninth division of the militia of Massachusetts ; he 
also held several civil appointments. Gen. Ashley distinguished 
himself in the suppression of Shay's rebellion in Massachusetts. He 
commanded the force which dispersed the insurgents at Sheffield, 
Feb. 26, 1787. He married Louisa Ward, of New Marlborough, 
May 20, 1762. Their children by this connection, were — Louisa, 
born March 10, 1763, and John Ashley, born Jan. 11, 1767. Louisa, 
the first wife of Gen. John, died April 2, 1769. Gen. Ashley, for 
his second wife, married Mary Ballantine, Oct. 17, 1769, daughter 
of Rev. John Ballantine, of Westfield, a descendant of William, of 
Boston. She was born in 1744, and died March 8, 1827, aged 83 
years. By this marriage his children were, Ballantine, born Dec. 
2, 1770, Major William, born Jan. 4, 1773, Roger, born March 27, 
1775, Samuel, born Nov. 21, 1778, Mary, born March 20, 1781, 
Hannah, born Sept. 10, 1782, Jane, born March 19, 1784, Lydia 
Ashley, born Nov. 19, 1788. General Ashley died Nov. 5, 1799, in 
the sixty-fourth year of his age, and was buried with military honors. 
Ballantine, son of Gen. John, died single, aged twenty-eight years. 
Roger and Samuel died young and unmarried. Col. John, son of 
Gen. John, of Sheffield, half-brother of Major William, married Ase- 
nath Keyes, and had children, Harry, Louisa, Maria, Emeline, Eliza, 
Jane, John and Robert. Col. John died Dec. 22, 1823, and his 
widow, Asenath, died a few years after him. 

ASHLEY, LOUISA, eldest daughter of Gen. John Ashley, by 
his first wife, married Samuel B. Sheldon, then of Salisbury, who 
soon moved to Vermont, and became the first settler of the town of 
Sheldon, and gave to the new town his own name. They had two 
children, Elizabeth and John; the latter died young. Elizabeth 
married Dr. Chauncey Fitch, late of Sheldon, deceased. Their chil- 
dren were, Jabez, Dr. Samuel S., John, Louisa and Eliza. (See 

^ASHLEY, Major WILLIAM, son of Gen. .John, was born Jan., 

•" Major V^Tilliam Ashley, died at his residence in Sheffield, on the 29th ult., at the age of 76 
years Major Ashley was the son of Gen. John Ashley, who commanded in the Shay's insur- 
rection in Berkshire county, and the grandson of Col. John Ashley, formerly one of the Judges 
of the old Court of Common Pleas, and one of the original settlers of Sheffield. His mother was 
a daughter of the Rev. Mr. Ballantine, of Westfield, Mass. 

" M°ajor Ashley was educated at Harvard College, and after his graduation devoted himself to 
the care and improvement of his estate. In all the transactions of life, he has ever been dis- 


4, 1773 ; and was graduated at Harvard College, 1793, but followed 
no profession, except that of a gentleman farmer, holding a large 
estate in lands in Sheffield, where he died April 26, 1849, aged 76. 
When young he married Jane Hillyer, a daughter o£ Judge Hillyer, 
of Granby, Conn., Jan. 4, 1803, born August 24, 1779. By this 
connection he had two daughters, viz., Julia H., born Nov. 29, 1803, 
and died August 4, 1822, and Jane Pelletrau, born Jan. 21, 1808. 
Julia married Horatio L. Warner, Esq., a merchant of Slieffield, 
June 18, 1821 ; she died soon after marriage, and left no issue. Jane 
married Hon. William G. Bates, of Westfield, Mass., Oct. 29, 1830, 
a lawyer of eminence, who has been two years a member of the Gov- 
ernor's Council of his State, and held other important offices. He 
was born Nov. 17, 1803 ; his children, Sarah Barnard, born June 
24, 1831, died August 27, 1831 ; Jane Ashley, born Feb. 24, 1835; 
Mary Ashley, born July 28, 1837, died Sept. 23, 1838 ; William 
Ashley, born Jan. 26, 1839, died May 2, 1839; Sarah Porter, born 
Oct. 16, 1840, died April 25, 1841 ; an infant, born June 17, 1843, 
died same day; Fannie Bulah Bates, born March 4, 1845; and 
Elizabeth, born 1848. 

MARY, the daughter of Gen. John, married Dr. John Laffargue, 
of St. Domingo, in the West Indies; he afterwards located and died 
at Sheffield ; Mary, his widow, died Dec. 5, 1848. He had an only 
son, John Laffiirgue ; this son married Catherine E. Stanly, of Stock- 
bridge, Mass., and has issue, John, Royal H., Mary, Frederick and 

ASHLEY, HANNAH, married John Hillyer, son of Judge Hill- 
yer, deceased, of Granby, Conn., and has several children, viz., Mary 
A., b. July 1809; Julia, b. 1812; William A., b. 1814; John, 
b. 1817; and Jane, b. Jan. 11, 1823. William A. married Mrs. 
Julia Banker, of New York, and has two daughters. Julia Hillyer 
married Mr. Benedict, and has one daughter. 

ASHLEY, JANE, daughter of Gen. John, married Harry Clark, 
of Sheffield, and had two children, John B. and Jane M. She then 
married Dr. Nathaniel Preston, of Sheffield, and had Lydia A., Har- 
riet A., and Sarah B. Dr. Nathaniel Preston died Dec. 23, 1825, 
aged 43 years. Sarah died young. John married Miss Graves, a 
daughter of Judge Graves, of Sherman. Jane M. married Judge Pren- 

tinguished by his just dealings, his rigid integrity, and his conscientious regard to duty. By hia 
death the poor are deprived of a genuine friend, to whom they never applied in vain , the com- 
munity of a valued and highly respected citizen, and the church of a sincere Christian." 


tice, of IniJiana. Lydia married Jonathan Woodruff', of Lima, Indi- 
ana, and left one cliiid ; siie died in 1816. Harriet married Elijah 
Deming, of Indiana, June 23, 1847. Jane, the mother, is still living 
in Indiana. 

ASHLEY, LYDIA, youngest daughter of Gen. John, married Roy- 
al R.Hinman, Esq., of Hartford, Sept. 14, 1814. (Sac HINMAN.) 

ASHLEY, DAVID, son of Robert, Sen., of Springfield, married 
Hannah Glover, of New Haven, Conn., 1603, and located at West- 
field, Mass. ; he had Sunuel, and other children, He removed his 
family to Wcstfield, from Springfield. 

ASHLEY, SAMUEL, son of David, son of Robert, Sen., married 
Sarah Kellogg, of Hadley, in 1686, and had Joseph, afterwards Rev., 
and several other children. 

*ASHLEY, Rev. JOSEPH, the youngest child of Samuel, gradu- 
ated at Yale College, with his cousins, John and two others, in I't-iO. 
He read theology and settled in the ministry at Winchester, New 
Hampshire, in 1736, where he remained until the inhabitants of the 
place were driven away by the Indians. In 1747, he was installed 
pastor of the church in Sunderland, where he died in 1797, aged 83 
years. Mr. Ashley married Anna Dewey of Westfield, the year he 
settled at Winchester ; he had a son, Stephen, and other children. 

ASHLEY, STEPHEN, son of Rev. Joseph, son of Samuel, son 
of David, son of Robert, Sen., m. Elizabeth Billings, and settled in 
Sunderland, where he died in 1815; they had William, and other 

ASHLEY, WILLIAM, the son of Stephen, the grandson of Rev. 
Joseph, great-grandson of Samuel, great-great-grandson of David, the 
son of Robert, Sen., of Springfield, m. Nancy Pomeroy, of Hadley ; 
he resided for a time in Prescott, and afterwards at Amherst, where 
Hon Chester Ashley was born, June 1, 1790. His children were, 
by his first wife, William, Jr., Hon. Chester, Elisha ; by his second 

* Epitaph on the tomb stone at Sunderland. Mass. " In memory of Uev. Joseph Ashley, the son 
of Mr. Saniijel Ashley, who was born at Westfield. Mass., Oct. 1 1th, J 709, graduated !it Yale 
College. 1730, married Anna Uewey, Feb. Itilh, 1731), ordained over the church and people 
of VViiichei-ter, N. H., 173li, left there on account of the Indians, 1745, was installed over the 
chur.h and people in Sunderland, Mass., 1741), died Feb. 8, 1797, in the 88th year of his age, 
and in the G 1st year of his ministry. 

Sound in judgment, meek in spirit, a friend of peace, a steady believer in the doctrines of 
grace, respected by his people, and esteemed by them in the ministry. 

Daniel xii. 3. They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that 
turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever." 

(Copied from the toiiib-ttone of the Rev. Joseph Ashley, in the grave-yard of Sunderland, 


wife, he had Lauretta and Pliny. Mr. Ashley removed from Am- 
herst to Hudson, N. Y., where he died in 1847. 

ASHLEY, Hon-. CHESTER, son of William Ashley, of Hudson, 
N. Y., deceased, graduated at Williams College, in 1813. He read 
law in the office of Judges Reeve and Gould, at Litchfield, about one 
year ; he then returned to Hudson, New York, and finished his legal 
studies in the office of the Hon. Elisha Williams, at Hudson. He 
was born at Amherst, Mass. He emigrated with his father to Hud- 
son, when young. After his admission to the bar, he went to the 
west to seek his fortune in life, and for a short time opened a 
law office in Illinois ; from thence he removed to Little Rock, 
in Arkansas, where he located and remained in a profitable prac- 
tice of his profession until he was elected a Senator of the United 
States. Gen. Ashley was on his sixth year's service as Senator of 
the United States, and his State had re-elected him to that honorable 
and responsible office for six additional years, from and after the 4th 
of March, 1849. In the fore part of April, 1848, he was taken 
severely ill at Washington, when attending upon his senatorial duty ; 
he lingered a few days, unattended by any one of his family. He 
died at Washington, D. C, April 29, 1848, greatly lamented by his 
family, his associates in council, and his country. Mr. Ashley was 
an important member of that learned body of statesmen. He was a 
gentleman of fine, commanding appearance ; no man in the Senate 
surpassed him in this respect ; though his hair was white, his ruddy 
cheeks gave him the appearance at least of middle life, and his voice 
so often heard in that learned body, improved his youthful appear. 
ance, while it showed his talents equal to his task and position. He 
married in early life an accomplished lady, after his location at Little 
Rock, and had a son William, born there, who was educated at Hart- 
ford, Conn., and is now a planter near the former residence of his 
worthy fiither. He also left an amiable daughter, who figured con- 
spicuously in the highest circles at Washington, during a part of her 
father's residence there, and an amiable widow, who now resides in 

ASHLEY, JOSEPH, and Elizabeth, his wife, had a son, Thomas, 
b. at Rochester, Mass., Feb. 21, 1704-5. 

Note.— Col. John Pynclion, of Springfield, Mass., married Miss Wyllys, daughter of Gov. George 
Wyllys, of Hartford, Conn., in 1645. She became the mother of Mary Pynchon, who married 
Hon. Joseph Whiting, and was the great grandmother of Hon. John Asliley, of Sheffield. 

Mary Ashley, late of Sheffield, Mass., widow of Gen. .John Ashl.y, left' a book printed in 
1646, and a silver headed cane, which had been presented by Col. John Pynchon, to John Ash- 
ley, Esq., which are now in the family. 


ASHLEY, JONATHAN, of Hartford, second son of Robert, of 
Springfield, was b. in 1646, and m. Sarali, a daughter of William 
Wadsworth, of Hartford, where he settled. His children were, Jo- 
seph, Jonathan, Samuel, Sarah and Rebecca. Estate £1030, 19j. 
He d. in 1704, and left a widow. 

ASHLEY, JOSEPH, son of Jonathan, and grandson of Robert, d. 

at Hartford, in 1754 : left no sons. His daughters were, Hannah, 

who m. Samuel Day ; Ann, m. Samuel Clark, of Windsor; Mary, 

and Jerusha Ashley. Estate £189. Great-grandchildren of Robert. 

ASHLEY, JONATHAN, Jr., son of Jonathan, Sen., and grand- 

son of Robert, m. Elizabeth , and had children : Sarah, b. Feb. 

19, 1704-5; Jonathan, b. Aug. 10, 1706, d. Dec. 4, 1708; Eliza- 
beth, b. Sept. 29, 1708 ; 2d Jonathan, b. April 30, 1710 ; Mary Gay- 
lord, Abigail, Rachel Tudor, (or Turner,) and Eunice— great- 
grandchildren of Robert. He died in 1750. His only son Jonathan, 
had all the land of his father, and paid legacies to his sisters. 

ASHLEY, JONATHAN, grandson of Jonathan, Sen., of Hart- 
ford, d. in 1777. He appears to have left no children. 

ASHLEY, Lieut. EZEKIEL, of Hartford, his will offered by his 
relict, Hannah, in Aug., 1745 : he had children : Ezekiel, Jr., under 
21 years ; Hannah, a minor, and a daughter " Grissill " (Griswold,) 
under 18 years of age. Hannah, his widow. Executrix. Will da- 
ted June 28, 1745. Ezekiel, Jr., m. Elizabeth , and d. in 1761 

and left children. 

ASHLEY, SAMUEL, 3d son of Jonathan, Sen., of Hartford, and 
grandson of Robert, of Springfield, Mass., removed to Windham, now 
Hampton, from Hartford. He had an estate in lands, by his father's 

will, in Plainfield. He m. Elizabeth -, and had children : Love, 

d. young ; Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1726 ; Abner, b. May, 1722 ; Jo- 
seph, Susannah, b. June 5, 1724. The two last settled upon their 
father's farm at Hampton. 

ABNER, son of Samuel, had children : Daniel, Abner, and others. 
Joseph Ashley, left three sons and four daughters. His son Joseph 
lived upon the homestead, and his brothers, Thomas, and Ebenezer, 
removed to the state of New York, and their sisters, Mrs. Butts, Mrs. 
Davison, and a maiden sister, Chloe, remained in Hampton, and 
Mrs. Ingalls, at Pomfret. Mrs. Susan Smith, of Rodman, N. Y., is 
the last survivor of this generation. The wife of Samuel, d. aged 
51 years, about 1750. Samuel, from Hartford, to Hampton, was 
the great-grandfather of Walter Ashley of Hampton. Walter, of 
Tolland, was a son of Abner, of Hampton. 


ASHLEY, SAMUEL, Jr., m. Ruth Cressy, Nov. 23, 1746. 
ASHLEY, JOSEPH, of Windham, son of Samuel, Sen., m. Sa- 
rah Cressy, Nov. 5, 1751: had Sarah, b. Nov. 2, 1752; Anna, b. 
July 13, 1754 ; Joseph, Jr., b. July 21, 1756 ; Love, b. March 3, 
1758. Sarah, his wife, d. Sept. 11, 1762, and he m. Zuruiah Lyon, 
April 25, 1764, and had issue : Thomas, Cloe, Ebenezer, Susannah, 
Zuruiah. His wife d. Ma)'- 5, 1781. Joseph, the son of Joseph, 
remained on the homestead. Love left no children. 

ABNER m. and had children, viz : Daniel, Abner, and others. 
Walter Ashley, of Tolland, is the son of Abner, Jr., and grandson 
of Samuel, the son of Jonathan Ashley, of Hartford, 

This branch of the Ashley family that settled in Connecticut, 
have now become nearly extinct at Hartford, but some few of the 
descendants yet reside at Hampton, Tolland and other towns in the 
eastern part of Connecticut, one of whom was a member of the Con- 
necticut Legislature, in May, 1849, from Chaplin, One of the 
name graduated at Harvard College ; eight of this name have gradu- 
ated at Yale College. 

ASHLEY, BENJAMIN, of Westfield, m. Rebecca Kellogg, of 
Suffield, in 1744. 

ASHLEY, Rev. JONATHAN, minister of Deerfield, graduated 
at Yale College, in 1730, ordained there in 1738, and d. in 1780, 
aged 67, — an able divine, and popular preacher. 

" ASHLEY, EDWARD, of ye first church (Boston,) ye North 
Church, 1677," when he was made free. I find no evidence that Ed- 
ward was of the family of Robert Ashley, of Springfield. " Died at 
Groton, Conn., in the county of New London, Mr. Edward Ashley, 
in the 108th year of his age." {Pub. in Hartford Courant, Jan. 26, 
1767.) Probably son of Edward, of Boston, who was made free at 
Boston, 1677. 

ASHLEY, ALICE, aged 20, a maid servant, was bound In the 

Note. — Mrs. Kate Ashley, was Queen Elizabeth's Governess, and " exercised the most remarka- 
ble influence over the mind of her royal pupil, from her earliest years. She was Aunt to Sir Hum- 
phrey Gilbert, to whom Sir Walter Raleigh was uterine brother, and was married to a relative 
of Anne Boleyn, the Queen's unfortunate mother. Queen Elizabeth placed her chief favor and 
confidence in her maternal kindred, to the end of her life, and Mrs. Ashley's powerful influence 
was of great advantage to her nephews." (See Gen. Reg: No. XV, p. 226 ) 

In the valuable late extracts from the original record in the Custody of the Master of the 
Rolls in London, by Mr. Somerby, I find Samuel Ashley, aged 19, and Mary Ashley, aged 24 
years, in 1635, were embarked in the Merchant Bonaventure, Jamea Ricrofte, Master, to be 
transported to Virginia. (Perhaps Ashley River took its name from this Samuel Ashley.) 



ship Defence de Lond., to New England, per certificate from two 
Justices of Peace, and Minister of All Saints, (homan?) in North- 
ampton, (England.) 

of Kensington, d. there in 1741 or '2. Inventory dated July 2, 
1742, and letters of administration granted same month and year, to 
Aaron his son and Mary his widow. His children were, Aaron, Ma- 
ry Adkins, Hamatter, and Anna Nott. He left over £700 estate. 
Distribution, Aug. 17, 1743. 

ASPINWELL, AARON, m. Sarah Collins, Oct. 20, 1732, and 
had children ; Dorothy, b. Nov. 10, 1733 ; Caleb, b. May 4, 1736, 
perhaps others. 

ASPINWALL, PETER, Brookline, Mass., 1653 ; from Lanca- 
shire, England. {Savage, I.) This was an early name at Norfolk, 
Conn., (spelt Aspenwell.) 

ASPINWALL, WILLIAM, Boston, juror, 1630, and freeman, 
1632, deputy, 1637, member ar. co. 1643, afterwards of Watertown, 
Mass. Removed to Rhode Island, and was first Secretary of the 
Colony, returned to Boston, and thence to England, where he died. 

ASPINALL has two coats of arms, and ASPINWALL, one. 

ASPINWALL, Mr. WILLIAM, desired to be made free at Bos- 
ton, Oct. 19, 1630 : took the oath April 3, 1632. This is an old and 
highly respectable name in Boston, Mass. 

ASPINWALL, PETER, of Roxbury, Mass., in 1683 : signed a 
contract with others, to settle the town of Woodstock, Conn. 

children : Edward, b. at Boston, 26th of the 7th month, 1630, and 
d. the 10th of the 8th month, 1630 ; Hannah, Elizabeth, Samuel, 
Ethlan and Dorcas, b. the 14lh of the 12th month, 1639. This is 
the first found in Mass. PETER, freeman in Massachusetts, 1645. 
Mr. Aspinwall, (supposed) Recorder for the County of Suffolk, 
{Gen. Reg. No. 11, p. 207.) WILLIAM ASPINWALL, was Re- 
corder in 1647. This has been a celebrated name in Massachusetts, 
early, and at a later period in the City of New York, by some of their 
descendants from Massachusetts. The name of Aspenwell is at Mans- 
field, and George W. Aspinwell, representative of the town, in 1852. 

ASTWOOD, JAMES, Farmer says, was a freeman at Dorches- 

NoTE. — Hon. Heman Allen, (a brother of Col. Ethan Allen, the hero of Bennington, — who 
was many years a leading Member of Congress, from the Burlington District in Vermont, and 
American Minister to the Chilian Republic, (appointed by President J. Ci. Adams,) died of Apo- 
plexy, at Highgate, in Vermont, April, 1852. (See JOSEPH ALLEN, p. 45.) 


ter, 1639, and probalbly one of the founders of the 2d Church in 
Boston : sons, John and Joseph b. in 1640 and 1644. John, Massa- 
chusetts, freeman in 1636, removed to New Haven Colony, and set- 
tled at Milford, as early as 1639, where he was a magistrate. Nov. 
20, 1639, he was appointed at Milford, one of the Judges "in all 
civil affairs," to try all causes between man and man, as a court to 
punish any offences and sin against the commandments therein, till a 
body of laws should be established, and to observe and apply them- 
selves to the rule of the written word of God." He was one of the 
first church of Milford, gathered at New Haven. He returned to 
England and d. there in July, 1654. He was one of the principal 
men at Milford, for the few years he remained there. He, with Mr. 
Tapp, and Wm. Fowler, of Milford, were requested by the General 
Court of Connecticut, in Sept., 1641, to settle the bounds " between 
Paquanuck and Unco way." (Indian name of Milford,* was Wep- 

ATCHITT, or ADJETT, JOHN and SAMUEL, sons of John. 
Samuel d. 1712, at Hartford. John d. 1712, at Block Island, and 
left an estate of £94, which his father, then living, inherited as next 
of kin. John left no children. 

ATKINS has four coats of arms. ATKYNS has six. (See 

ATKINSON. This name was early at Boston, about 1634, 
where he owned the pasture near Fort Hill, about seven acres. At- 
kinson street was called after his name. He was from Bury, Lan- 
caster County, in England. THEODORE, his grandson, settled at 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and m. a daughter of Gov. Went- 
worth, where he became a man of note, under Gov. Shute, where 
he d. in 1719. His son, Theodore, of New Castle, became a man 
of more celebrity than his father : he d. 1779, aged 82 years. His 
only son, Theodore, was Secretary of the Province, m. a daughter 
of Wm, Wentworth, of Boston. He d. in 1769, while young. His 
widow, two weeks after his decease, m. Gov. Wentworth, of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. (See Farmer, Lancaster.) 

* Milford, (or rather W^epowaug,) was one of the original towns in the New Haven Colony 
and settled in 1639. 

" At a general meeting of Wepowage," (Milford,) concerning the ordering of civil affairs, 
March 9th, 1639, held on money matters. 

At a meeting held Nov. 20, 1639, by the first freemen of Milford, Wm. Fowler, Edmond Tapp, 
Zachatiah Whitman, John Astwood and Richard Miles, were chosen " Judges in all civil affairs, 
and to try all causes between man and man, as a court to punish any offence, and sin, against 
the commandments therein, till a body of Laws" should be established, " they to observe and 
apply themselves to the rule of the written word of God." 


ATKINSON, THOMAS, freeman, in Massachusetts, 1636, Had 
a daughter Hannah, b. at Concord, in 1643, 

ATKINSON, MiLES and THOMAS, were to be transported to 
Virginia, in July, 1635, and embarked in the Alice, Richard Orch- 
ard, master. They took the oath of allegiance and "supremicie." 

ATCHINSON, NATHANIEL, was chosen deacon of the church 
in West Springfield, 1759, and d. in 1801, aged 92. Achieson, has 
two coats of arms in England, and Aitkinson, one, (Scotland.) At- 
kinson has thirteen coats of arms in England. ATCHISON, (Scot- 
land,) has one coat of arms, and ATCHESON, one. 

ATKINSON, LUKE, a planter in the N. Haven Colony, in 1643, 
with a family of four persons. Few of the name are now in Conn. 

*ATWATER, JOSHUA, a merchant at Suffield, d. in 1776. 
Thomas Lee, then late of Boston, with David Todd, of Suffield, gave 
the adnfiinistration bond with ThaddeusLeavit. Children not found : 
probably a descendant of Joshua Atwater, an early settler at New- 
Haven. This name is found on Milford record, later than at New 
Haven. Twenty-one persons by this name graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, before 1851. 

The name of Atwater from the early settlement of New Haven, 
has been highly respectable in that Colony. Joshua Atwater was a 
Magistrate in the New Haven Colony, in 1658. This name has 
five coats of arms. 

* Copy of the original agreement entered into by the first settlers of New Haven, of which 
Joshua Atwater was one of the signers, viz : 

" Whereas there was a foundainintal! agreem' made in a general! meeting of all the fTree 
Planters of this towne, on the 4th of the fowerth nioneth called June, namely, that church 
members onely, shall be free burgesses, and they only sliall chuse among themselves, magistrates- 
and officers, to have the power of transacting all publiq.ue, civil! affayres of this plantation, of 
making and repealing iawes, dividing inheritances, deciding of differences that may arise, and 
doing all things and businesses, of Hke nature. Itt was therefore ordered by all the said ffree 
Planters, tljat all tliose that hereafter, should be received as planters into this plantation, should 
also submitt to the said foundamentaH agreemfin', and testifie the same by subscribing their 
names vnder the names of the aforesa'' 

Planters, as fotloweth — 
Mr. Theoph. Eaton, Tho. Kimberty, Will. Potter, 

Mr. John Davenport, John Benhara, John Mossee, 

Mr. Sam. Eaton, Mr. Wilkes, John CbarJes, 

Mr. Rob' Newman, Tho. Jeffreys, Richard Beach, 

Mr. Math. Gilbert, Rob' SeeSy, Timothy fforde, 

Mr. Nath. Turner, Jolin Budd, John Reader, 

Mr. Rich. Malbon, Rich. Hull, (or Hall,) John Cogswell, 

Mr. Browninge, VVm. Preston, Mathew Hitchcoch,. 

Mr. Linge, John Brockett, ffrancis Hall, 

Mr. William Toutlle, Jer. Dixon, Richard Osbom, 

Mr. Cheevers, Rob' Hill, James Clarke, 



ATWELL, (Atwill, Atwel.) This name was in Connecticut 
about 1700, east of Connecticut river; the name is yet found in New 
London county, and at Roxbury, Conn., and other places. 

ATWELL, (Devonshire Patent, 1614,) one coat of arms. Anoth- 
er ATWELL, (Devonshire,) Ar. three leopards' heads, az. 

ATWELL or ATWILL, (Devonshire.) Ar. a pile gu. over all 
a bordure engr. or. Atwyll, one. 

ATWELL, BENJAMIN, Maine, 167.5. (See Farmer and Hub- 
bard.) Two of the name graduated at BroWn University, R. I. 

ATWOOD, Capt. THOMAS, of Wethersfield, Conn., tradition 
says was for a time captain of a company under Oliver Cromwell. 
The name was in Massachusetts earlier than in Connecticut. 

ATWOOD, HARMAN, member of the ar. co., 1644, freeman 
in Mass., 1645. THOMAS died there, April, 3, 1694. PHILIP, 
one of the first proprietors of Bradford, Mass. {Farmer.) JOHN 
ATWOOD, Assistant in Plymouth Colony, in 16.38. He brought 
to New England a large estate ; died in 1644. {Farmer.) 

Mft Perry, 
Mr, Crane, 
Mr. ffran. Newman, 
Mr. Thomas Yale, 
Tho. ffugill, 
William Andrewes, 
Richard Beckley, 
John Cooper, 
Jarvis Boykin, 
John Chapman, 

And^ Low, 
VV^ill. Thorpe, 
^Joha Ponderson, 
John Johnson, 
Edw"! Wigglesworth, 
John Clarke, 
Sam. VV^hitehead, 
John Potter, 
Arthur Halbidge, 
Edwi Banister, 

Andrew Hull, 
Edw'' Patterson, 
Will. Ives, 
Geo. Smith, 
John Peacock, 
Mathew Moulthrop, 
Andrew Messenger, 
Geo. Warde, 
Laurence Warde. 

The following are original signatures, (on the contract.) 

Stephen Goodyear, 

Tho^ Gregson, 

Tho' Nash, 

W*" Jearies, 

Jno. Evance, 

Tho' Munson, 

John Livermore, 

Jeremy Whilwell, 

Luke Atkinson, 

Tho* Morris, 

W" Russill, 

Benjamin Vincent, 

Tho' Mitchell,— K. Mitchell, 

John Walker, (mark,) 

Benj" Hawiey, 

WiU h«s W martc Gibbins, 

Richard Merriman, 
Edward '[J Chepperfield, 
Stephen Metcalfe, 
Tho' Powell, 
James Russell, 
Peter Browne, 
John, his ip mark, 

Abraham — Bell, 
John r Vincent, 
Wm. Gibbard, 
Ralph Dayghton, 
Wm. Pecke, 
Anthony Thompson, 
Christopher Todd, 
John Gibbs, 
Joba Nasb, 

Adam — Nicholls, 
Thos Q Bearnont, 
Joshua Atwater, 
Tho' Osborne, 
John Wakeman, 
Wm. his VV mark Davis, 
Francis jvf Browne, 
Robert Rigg, 
Nath. Merriman, 
Roger Ailing, 
Henry — Peck, 
Marke Peerce, 
Theophilus Higginson, 
David Atwater, 
Mathew Camfield. 


Capt. THOMAS, of Wethersfield, m. Abigail, and had issue born 
at Wethersfield, Conn., viz : Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1668 ; Andrew, b. 
Sept. 1, 1671 ; Jonathan, b. June 8, 1675 ; Josiah, b. Oct. 4, 1678. 
Capt. Thomas was not one of the first settlers of Wethersfield ; prob- 
ably went there about 1667. Capt. Thomas was a physician of 
some note ; he died in 1682. Estate, £148, 16*. 9rf. 

AT WOOD, JOSIAH, son of Capt. Thomas, m. Bathsheba, daugh- 
terof Bazalael Latlimer, then deceased, Feb. 16, 1709-10, by Hon. 
John Chester, Assistant; children, Abigaile, b, Dec. 6, 1710 ; Oli- 
ver, b. March 1, 1715-16; Jedediah, born June 28, 1719; moved 
to the State of New York ; Josiah, Jr., and Hezekiah, twins, b. April 
13, 1727 ; Hezekiah moved to Great Harrington, Mass. ; Asher, b. 
Dec. 27, 1729. Asher lived and died at Newington. 

ATWOOD, OLIVER, son of Josiah, of Wethersfield, m. Dorothy 
Curtiss, Nov. 12, 1746, by Rev. James Lockwood, and had issue, 
Abigail, b. August 28, 1747 ; Elijah, b. August 28, 1751; Levi, b. 
May 10, 1752 ; John, b. April 16, 1755. John imprisoned in the 
Sugar House, N. Y., and died soon after. 

ATWOOD, JEDEDIAH, son of Josiah, m. Susanna Deming, 
Nov. 29, 1747, by David Goodrich, Esq., Justice of Peace: issue 
Timothy, b. Sept. 9, 1749. His wife, Susanna, died, and he married 
Sarah Lomis, for his second wife, Nov. 22, 1759, by Silas Lomis, 
Justice of Peace. 

ATWOOD, JOSIAH, Jr., m. Caroline Mygatt, April 13, 1751, 
by Rev. E. Whitman ; had issue, Huldah, b. Jan. 28, 1752, d. 
Oct. 22, 1752 ; second Huldah, b. March 13, 1754 ; sons, Salmon, 
and Hozea Atwood, and Elijah, of Berlin. 

ATWOOD, ASHER, youngest son of Josiah, Sen., was m. to 
Mary Mitchelson, in April, 1757, by Rev. Joshua Belding ; issue, 
Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1759, d. single; Mary, b. Dec. 12, 1762, d. 
single ; Ezekiel, b. August 19, A. D. 1764. 

ATWOOD, HEZEKIAH, son of Josiah, Sen., m. Abigail Hun, 
of Wethersfield, and had issue, Hezekiah, Jr., b. Sept. 29, 1764; 
Phineas, b. Sept. 11, 1766, moved to Massachusetts. 

ATWOOD, EZEKIEL, son of Ashur, ni. Hannah Francis, Jan. 
21, 1793, (by Ashbel Gillett,) issue : Josiah, b. April 26, 1794 ; 
Sarah, b. March 11, 1796 ; Francis, b. Aug. 27, 1803. 

ATWOOD, JONATHAN, son of Dr. Thomas Atwood, Sen., 
emigrated to Woodbury, Conn., where he d. Feb. 11, 1733. His el- 
dest son d. there, aged about 22 years. His son Elijah m. An- 
ner Joslin, of East Haven ; she d. 1814 ; had children : Jesse, Molly, 


Noble, Sally, Elijah and Anna ; d. 1804. Jesse, son of Elijah and 
Anner, m. Rachel Miner : he d. at Jefferson, Delaware County, N. Y. 
Rachel, his widow, resides at Lockport, N. Y. His children, were 
Asa, Lydia, Willianri, Betsey, Oliver and Jarad. Lydia m. Wells 
Atwood, and moved to the West. 

ATWOOD, WILLIAM, b. 1783, m. Miss Martin, of Woodbury, 
and now resides in Watertown, and has an only child, Jason. 

BETSEY m. Beecher Toles, and removed to the state of New 

ALLY d. a maiden. 

ANNA m. Jacob Jones, in the state of New York. Jared, her 
brother, no information of him. 

ASA, son of Elijah, m. and had children : Ichabod, Anna, Asa, 
(shot in New York, the day New York was given up to the Brit- 
ish.) ICHABOD m. and removed to Ellsworth, Conn., and from 
thence to Ohio. ASENATH m. Mr. Chapman. MOLLY m. Eli- 
jah Weller, and had Annis, Huldah, Benjamin and Orry. BEN- 
JAMIN enlisted into the U. S. Army. ORRY m. Cady. NO- 
BLE ATWOOD, b. Oct. 26, 1758, m. Margaret Judd, daughter of 
Stephen, and had issue: Curtiss, Stephen, Warner, Nancy, Elijah. 
Noble d. Sept. 13, 1838, aged 80. His wife d. March 31, 1833, 
aged 74. CURTISS, son of Noble, graduated at Yale College, in 
1806. He located (and m. in South Carolina,) as a Physician, 
where he died and left children. 

ATWOOD, STEPHEN, b. April 14, 1785. His children were, 
Chauncey, Oliver, George, Maria, Marsha, Henry N., Eben, Mar- 

CHAUNCEY, b. Jan. 13, 1816, m. Martha, and had Olive, b. 
June 25, 1817, &c. 

. Six persons of this name had graduated at Yale College, before 
1851, and three at Harvard College. 

This name is now at Hartford, Wethersfield, Woodbury, Water- 
town, and other towns in Connecticut ; in New York, Philadelphia, 
and in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

ATWOOD, ELIJAH, of Haddam, was not of the family of Dr. 
Thomas, of Hartford and Wethersfield. This Elijah was from the 

ATWOOD, Mrs. ANN, relict of Mr. John, (of Plymouth, Mass.,) 
" sometime wife of Mr. John Atwood, Gent." Her will dated April 
27, 1650 : she notices her brother and sister, Robert and Mary Lee, 
her loving nephew, Wm. Crow, and made the latter Executor of her 


will. Inventory taken June 1, 1654. (See her will, His. Gen. Reg. 
p. 260, No. 18.) 

WILLIAM, of Charlestown, freeman 16.52. {Farmer.) Philip 
made free at Maiden, in 1689-90. 

ATWOOD, ALEXANDER, of New Hampshire, free 1684. 

ASTWOOD, JOHN, was one of the first, and an important settler 
at Milford. He d. in 16.54, and the name has become extinct in 
Milford, and probably in the state. JAMES ASTWOOD, free in 
Massachusetts, 1639. WILLIAM, 1652. 

Coats of arms of the Atwood family : ATWOOD, (Bromfield, 
Essex,) one. ATWOOD, (Gloucestershire,) one. ATWOOD, 
(Broughton, Co. Salop,) one. ATWOOD has sixteen coats of 

ATWOOD, STEPHEN, Sen. and Jr., were inhabitants of East- 
ham, Mass., before 1690. His son Medad, b. Jan., 1658-9. Me- 
dad m. Esther, and had daughter Mercy, b. June 26, 1686 ; also Abi- 
gail, 1689 ; David, 1691 ; Samuel, 1695 ; Esther, 1699 ; Phebe, 
1702, and Nathan, b. June 27, 1705. There were also other fami- 
lies of the name in Eastham, before 1700. {Hist. Gen. Reg.) 

ATWOOD, PHILLIP, embarked in the Planter, for New Eng- 
land, in 1635. PHILLIP ATWOOD, 13th Nov., embarked in the 
Susan and Ellen, Edward Payne, Master, for New England. 

ATWOOD,JOHN, made free 1635-6. ALEXANDER, N.Hamp- 
ton, made free, 1684. PHILLIP ATWOOD of Maiden, free 1689- 
90, in Massachusetts. Mr. JOHN, of Plymouth, made his will 20th 
Oct. 1643 : he says, " For my Brethren, God has blessed them that 
they may be as well to give to me as I to them, and for their children, 
they may be many, I do here give and bequeath them, greate and 
smale, young and old, male and female, which were borne before 
the date of these presents, twelve pence apiece, if demanded." *' An^* 
for his little kinsman, Wm. Crowe, and his brother and sister Lee, 
and their two children, Ann and Mary, he left it discretionary with 
his wife Anne, to deal with them as she pleased, and appointed An- 
ne Atwood, his loving wife, Executrix ; and gave her the residue 
of his estate." {N. E. His. and Gen. Reg. No. 14, p. 173. Note 
next page, 174.) " This is Mr. John Atwood, the assistant, gener- 
ally styled gentleman, formerly of London." Left no issue. He is 
"confounded by genealogists, with John Wood, alias Atwood, who 
was also of Plymouth." James Astwood had twenty-eight acres at 
Roxbury, (Rocksbury,) and nine persons in his family, (probably 
about 1639.) The families of this name at Woodbury and Water- 


town, Conn., are all descendants of Doctor Thomas Atwood, for- 
merly of Wethersfield, Conn. 

AUSTIN, JOHN, was born in Catharine Street, in the Strand, in 
London, England, and was there educated a merchant, by his father. 
He removed to Boston, Mass., from London, where he continued for 
a time, and then removed to Hartford, Conn., where he m. widow 
Mary Hooker, (maiden name Stanley,) Dec. 8, 1713, the mother of 
Capt. Nathaniel Hooker. They had a son John b. Oct. 15, 1714, 
who d. soon after. They also had a daughter Mary, who m. John 
Ellery, Esq., then of Boston, but he afterwards removed to Hartford. 

Mr. Austin made his will 1741-2, and d. at Hartford, in 1743. 
John Ellery, and Mary, his wife, Executors. By his will, he gave 
his wife Mary, £300 in money, one Cow, the use of his servant for 
her life, and the use of half his lands, and " housing," in Hartford, for 
life. To his daughter Mary Ellery, he gave the other half for her 
life. He gave his grandson, Wm. Ellery, after the decease of his 
widow, all his lands in Litchfield and New Hartford, forever. He 
gave to his grandson, John Ellery, Jr., after the decease of his wid- 
ow and daughter, the remainder of his estate in Hartford, forever. 
A daughter of Wm. Ellery, m. Major Henry Seymour, of Hartford, 
(late deceased.) It was her son. Col. Thomas H. Seymour, to whom 
the Legislature presented a valuable sword for his brilliant services 
in the late Mexican War. It was he who stript the Mexican stand- 
ard from the walls of Chepultepec. His aged mother lived to 
witness the bravery of her son, and participated with him the honors 
conferred upon him, by his native state. Mary, wife of John Aus- 
tin, d. Aug. 23, 1753, aged 76. 

AUSTIN, Capt. ANTHONY, had fifty acres of land granted to 
him, in Feather street, in Suffield, July, 1674, by the town Commit- 
tee. He had forty acres of land allotted to each of his sons, Rich- 
ard and Anthony Austin, Jr., in 1679. Not akin to John above. 

AUSTIN, Capt. ANTHONY, was from Rowley, Mass., to SuP 
field. The better evidence is that he had three children before he re- 
moved, and perhaps more, by his wife. Ester, viz : Richard, b. Sept. 
22, 1666 ; Anthony, b. Dec. 7, 1668 ; John, b. Oct. 22, 1672. He 
also had b. at Sufiield, Nathaniel, b. May 20, 1678 ; Elizabeth, b. 
July 8, 16S1 ; 2d Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1684, and Esther, b. Jan. 
11, 1686. His wife Esther d. March 7, 1697. Capt. Austin d. 
Aug. 22, 1708. He had held the offices of Selectman, and Town 
Clerk, in 1681, '2 '3 '6 '7 '9, and Commissioner, in 1688. He was 


an influential man in Suffiekl, in Church and State. Made free in 
Massachusetts, 1669. His first daughter Elizabeth, d. Oct. 2, 1682. 

AUSTIN, Capt. RICHARD, son of Capt. Anthony, m. Dorothy 
Adams, of Suffield, Jan. 12, 1698-9 : Richard, b. Oct. 9, 1699 ; Doro- 
thy, b. July 26, 1701 ; Jacob, b. June 1, 1704; Ebenezer b. April 
22, 1706 ; Anna, b. Jan. 16, 1708-9; Joseph, b. Jan. 26, 1710-11 ; 
Rebecka, b. April 16, 1713 ; Moses, b. April 25, 1716 ; Elias, b. 
April 14, 1718. Capt. Richard d. Oct. 29, 1733, and his widow 
Dorothy d. June 26, 1772. 

AUSTIN, JOHN, of Suffield, son of Capt. Anthony, m. Agnis 
King, Oct. 5, 1699 : and had Agnis, b. Jan. 21, 1701 ; John, b. Aug. 
9, 1702, d. 1702 ; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 3, 1703-4 ; 2d John b. May 

17, 1706; Mary, b, June 27, 1708; James, b. Dec. 29, 1710; 
William and Margaret, twins, b. March 5, 1712-13 ; Bethia, b. June 
15, 1718. Agnis, the mother, d. Jan. 7, 1732-3, and John m. for 
his second wife, widow Mary Burbank, July 3, 1734, and he d. May 

18, 1737. He was Town Clerk in Suffield, 1714, also an Assessor 
and Selectman. 

AUSTIN, NATHANIEL, of Suffield, son of Capt. Anthony, m. 
Abigail Hovey, Jan., 1702, and had Nathaniel, b. May 23, 1703. 
Thomas, b. Sept. 21, 1705 ; Rachel b. Feb. 13, 1707-8 ; Miriam, 
b. Feb. 21, 1709-10; Aaron, b. Feb. 7, 1711-12, and d. Nov. 10; 
Abigail, b. June 13, 1714 ; 2d Aaron, b. Feb. 25, 1715-16 ; Dan- 
iel, b. April 28, 1720 ; Samuel, b. July 24, 1722 ; Hannah, b. 
June 5, 1725. Samuel d. Dec. 30, 1744. The father d. Dec. 12, 
1760, and the mother d. Jan. 9, 1764. 

AUSTIN, AARON, son of Nathaniel, of Suffield, m. widow Eliza- 
beth Kent, Nov. 28, 1744, and had Aaron, b. Aug. 27, 1745 ; Sam- 
uel, b. Oct. 28, 1747; Serinus, a son, b. June 11, 1750; Nathan- 
iel, b. Nov. 28, 1752 ; Eusebeous, a son, b. April 28, 1758. 

AUSTIN, THOMAS, son of Nathaniel, m. Hannah Hale, Dec. 

19, 1737, and had Thomas, b. Aug. 29, 1738. 

AUSTIN, WILLIAM, son of John, m. Ame Hall, July 20, 1738, 
and had Ame, b, June 23, 1739 ; Mabel, b. June 3, 1742 ; Bethiah, 
b. March 17, 1744-5 ; William, b. May 10, 1747 ; Agnis, b. Dec. 
19, 1749 ; James, b. March 22, 1752 ; Candace, b. July 9, 1754 ; 
John, b. March 4, 1757 : Tahpenes, b. Dec. 3, 1759, and died. 

AUSTIN, JACOB, son of Capt. Richard, m. Hannah Pomeroy, 
Dec. 20, 1739, and had Jacob, b. April 12, 1740 ; Elias, b. Nov. 
22, 1741 ; Elijah, b. Feb. 28, 1744 ; Hannah and Phineas, twins, 
b. March 1, 1747 ; Abiah, b. Oct. 10, 1749. 


AUSTIN, RICHARD, Jr., of Suffield, son of Richard, m. Eliza- 
beth Jesse, May 5, 1726, and had Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1726-7, 

d- ; Jesse, b. Dec. 28, 1728; Seth, b. Dec. 14, 1731; 2d 

Elizabeth, b. 1734, d. 1735 ; Mary, b. Dec. 16, 1736 ; Richard, b. 
Oct. 20, 1739 ; Susannah, b. Sept. 9, 1742 ; David, b. Nov. 26, 
1746. Richard d. Jan. 3, 1761. 

AUSTIN, JOSEPH, son of Capt. Richard, m. Abigail Allen, of 
Suffield, May 8, 1740, and had Caroline, b. April 25, 1742 ; Abi- 
gail, b. Nov. 15, 1747; Ruth, b. Nov. 15, 1749; Joseph, b. March 
16, 1750-1, d. 1753 ; 2d Joseph, b. Nov. 3, 1753 ; Benjamin, b. 
June 19, 1756; Tryphene, b. March 25, 1759; Luraina, b. June 
15, 1761 ; Olive, b. March 12, 1764 ; Lucy, b. March 15, 1747. 

AUSTIN, ANTHONY, Jr., of Suffield, m. Elizabeth King, July 
22, 1725, and had Zephenias, b. April 16, 1727 ; Ann, b. Dec. 30, 
1728 ; Elizabeth, b. atthe Lower Township of" Housatonick," (Shef. 
field,) Jan. 23, 1730-1 ; Anthony, b. at Sheffield, Oct. 2, 1733. 
Antliony settled at Sheffield, and has descendants there now. 

AUSTIN, JOHN, of Suffield, son of John, m. Mary Hovey of 
Mansfield, Jan. 14, 1729-30, and had Mary, b. Feb. 24, 1730-1 ; 
John, b. Oct. 22, 1732. 

AUSTIN, Dea. URIAH, m. Abigail Case, of Suffield, March 3, 
1742-3, and had Abigail, b. April 29, 1745; Benajah, b. Sept. 3, 
1747 ; Rhoda, b. July 26, 1751 ; Uriah, b. Oct. 23, 1757. Dea. 
Austin d. Dec. 28, 1799. 

AUSTIN, NATHANIEL, of Sheffield, m. Agnes Adams, of Suf- 
field, May 16, 1732. 

AUSTIN, Ho.x. AARON, of New Hartford, was b. at Suffield, 
in 1745, son of Aaron, and grandson of Nathaniel Austin, of Suf- 
field ; but his father, soon after Aaron's birth, removed his fomilv 
to Torringford, Ct., where his son Aaron remained, and was m. at 
the age of 22 years, to Miss Kellogg. About the time of his marriage, 
he removed to New Hartford. In the struggle of the Revolution' 
he happened at Boston when the first alarm was given. He was in 
two campaigns at the North, as a subaltern officer. He was at the 
defeat of Burgoyne,— also at the burning of Danbury. He was a 
brave and valiant soldier and officer. In private life, he was a most 
worthy, pious and useful citizen. For about 25 years, he was an As- 
sistant, or one of the Governor's Council of Connecticut. Many years, 
he was either Chief Judge or Associate Judge of the County Court at 
Litchfield. In 1803, he was appointed a Fellow of the Corporation of 


Yale College, which he held many years, (15,) as he did the high of- 
fice of Assistant. In 1805, received an honorary degree at Yale Col- 
lege. Even in his old age, when his age had become a disqualification 
for some of the higher ofiices, he was elected by his town, a Represent- 
ative to the General Assembly. He was a Deacon of the church in 
New Hartford, about 30 years. He was a Trustee of the Mission- 
ary Society of Connecticut, for many years. He was a gentleman 
of the old school, plain in his attire, of great good common sense, 
iind as strict as were the Puritans, in all his family devotions, and 
other religious services. He died in 1829. His children were, 
Montgomery, who m. a sister of Dr. Griffin, (^ Williamstown, 
Mass. After his death, she m. Rev. Mr. Wilder for her second hus- 
band. Ralsaman C, graduated at Yale College in 1801, and read 
law at Litchfield, settled at Peekskill, N. Y., and d. at Washington, 
1). C, Sept. 19, 1840; Esther; Sarah, never m. She removed to 
Ohio ; Clarinda, and one or two others, d. in early life. His daugh- 
ter Esther m. Hon. Uriel Holmes, of Litchfield, who became a well- 
read lawyer, frequently a member of the Legislature, and a member 
of Congress. Mr. Holmes had a daughter, who d. aged 3 years ; 
Uriel, Jun., d. aged 22 years. He graduated at Yale College, 1816. 
Dr. Henry Holmes, who now resides at Hartford, pursuing his pro- 
fession, is the only survivor of the Hon. Uriel Holmes, who d. at 
Litchfield, in May, 1827, aged 62 years. His wife d. in 1802. 

The Austins, of Sheflield, Mass., are of the family of Anthony, 
Sen., of Suffield, as was SAMUEL, of Norfolk, who was a son of 
SAMUEL, of Colebrook. ISAAC, of Colebrook, was also of the 
same family. He had children : Samuel, Levi, Dan, Caleb, Enos, 
Joseph, Benjamin, Ann and Eunice, some of whom are now living. 
JACOB, of Suffield, d. ; property distributed to his children in 1777, 
viz., to Jacob, Hannah, wife of Dan Phelps, Experience, Thankfull, 
Elijah, Elias and Phineas Austin. Capt. RICHARD, of Suffield, 
d. in 1764, and left children: Richard, .loseph, Jacob, Ebenezer, 
Moses, Elias, Hannah Gates, Rebeccah Waters and Dorothy Aus- 
tin ; widow Elizabeth. REUBEN, of New Hartford, of the same 
family, d. in 1768, and left children : Robert, Phebe, Prudence, 
Hannah, Esther and Mary Austin. NATHANIEL, the son of Aa- 
ron Austin, Sen., of Suffield, resided several years at Torringford 
and New Hartford, and then removed with his family to Ohio. An- 
thony was for many years of the first settlement of Suffield, Town 
Clerk and Selectman, &c., and during his life was a leading man in 


the town, as several of his descendants have since been. THOMAS 
AUSTIN was seated in the meeting-house at Norwalk, Dec. 29, 
1710, (not known to be of this family.) JONATHAN, of Taun- 
ton, Mass., purchased land of Joseph Gary, in Windham, April 2, 
1716. Elizabeth, widow of Anthony, of Suffield, d. Oct. 2, 1682. 
There was early a family by the name of Austin, at Durham, Conn. 
MOSES AUSTIN, of Durham, and Moses Bates, left the town as 
adventurers, in 1798, and went to the lead mines in Virginia, then 
down the Ohio river, to St. Genevieve, to New Spain. Bates pur- 
chased of the Spanish Government 1000 acres of new lands, for $10. 
Austin purchased in the lead region, about 60 miles south of St. 
Louis, a league square of land. He laid out the city of Potosi, now 
the capital of Washington county. In 1819, Mr. Austin's affairs 
turned out unfortunate at Potosi, and he became poor. He then 
went to Texas, and obtained a large tract of land of the Mexican 
Government, and returned to Missouri after his family, and was taken 
sick and d. in May, 1822. His son, Stephen F. Austin, took posses. 
sion of his father's lands in Texas, and took a colony of men to the 
river Brazos, and laid out the town of Austin, which afterwards be- 
came the seat of government of Texas. He was encouraged by 
Iturbide, in 1822, in his colonization. But young Austin's ambition 
prompted him, in 1832, to petition the Congress of Mexico, to be- 
come a separate government, and not waiting for the action of the 
Mexican Congress, wrote to his constituents to form a government of 
their own ; for which he was imprisoned in Mexico, and did not reach 
home again until about 2 years. When he returned, he was ap- 
pointed commander-in-chief of the army, and the head of his govern- 
ment. He d. in 1835. His sister, Emily M., the wife of James F. 
Perry, resides near Brazoria, the heir- of her brother's large amount 
of lands. It is unquestionably, in a great measure, owing to the 
energy, enterprise and talent of Moses Austin, and his son Major 
Gen. Stephen F., that Texas was separated from Mexico, and has 
since become one of the United States.* I have no record evidence 
that the Austin family, at New Haven, were of the family at Suffield 
or Hartford. Thirteen persons of this name have graduated at Yale 
College, and fifteen at Harvard College. JOHN AUSTIN, of Wal 
lingford, who m. Prudence Roys, in 1703, had children : John Sam' 
uel, Joshua, Robert, Thankful, Noah and Prudence, appears to 
have been of a different family from John, of Hartford, or Anthony 

•Rev. VV. C. Fowler's Letters, 


Austin, of Suffield. Farmer says Anthony Austin was of Rowley, 
Mass., and had a son Anthony, b. in 1667, (who was probably the 
same Anthony Austin that settled at Suffield, with his sons, named 
above.) JONAS AUSTIN, of Hingham, in 1635, removed to 
Taunton, {Lin. His. Hingham.) Perhaps the same Jonas at Cam- 
bridge, in 1634. AUSTEN has ten coats of arms ; AUSTIN has 
two; AUSTON, two; AUSTYN, five. JOSEPH AUSTIN was 
a tax payer at Dover, N. H., in 1648. 

AVERILL, ( Averil,) WILLIAM, was the first of that name in Con- 
necticut. He first came to Pomfret, and was probably a grandson of 
William Averill, of Ipswich, who paid 3^. tax towards the salary of 
Maior Denison, the leader of Ipswich, in 1648. His wife was Ruth, 
by whom he had children, recorded at Windham, Ct., viz., James, b. 
Oct. 2, 1722, d. Dec. after ; Ephraim, b. July 3, 172-, d. Aug. 8, 
1743 ; Mary, b. May 24 ; Elizabeth, b. Feb. 17, 1725 ; Stephen, 
b. Aug. 24, 1729, d. Nov. 6, 1729 ; 2d Stephen, b. Oct. 18, 1730 ; 
Ruth, b. July 2, 1733 ; 2d James, b. Feb. 23, 1734-5. The last 
James removed and settled in the town of Preston, Ct., in that part 
of the town which is now Griswold, where some of his descendants 
yet remain. Col. Perry Averill, one of this family, Avith some oth- 
ers, removed to Judea Society, in what is now Washington, Ct., (from 
the town of Preston,) which was constituted a Society in Oct., 1741. 
In Oct., 1753, Raumaug was constituted into another Society, called 
New Preston ; Avhich last Society probably received its name from 
those settlers who had removed there from Preston. The town of 
Washington was incorporated in Jan., 1779. Col, Averill was 
probably an early settler at New Preston, where he d. when very 
old. There was a JOHN AVERILL, an early settler at Stafford, 
when Stafford belonged to Hartford county. The town began to 
settle about 1720. This John was perhaps a branch of the family 
of W^illiam, of Ipswich. This name was not as early as many oth- 
ers in Connecticut. 

AVERILL, WILLIAM, of Ipswich, Mass., paid 3*. towards the 
salary of Maior Denison, the leader of that town in 1648, " in the way 
of gratuitye." (L. Wait.) LUKE AVERILL, of Topsfield, m. 
Sarah Peabody, March 10, 1706. Isaac Averill, of Topsfield, m. 
Priscilla Peabody, daughter of Joseph, Dec. 22, 1761. Her father, 
in his will, bequeathed her and her sisters, Elizabeth and Peggy, "a 
very valuable wardrobe and rich jewels of his wife's." EZEKIEL 
AVERILL, of Wiscasset, Me., was a pensioner of the Revolution 
for his services during the war, d. aged 95 years- BENJAMIN 


AVERILL m. Hannah Peabody, June 2, 1808, Mass. Two of this 
name graduated at Yale College before 1850. Col. Averill, who 
settled at Washington, Ct., in the Society of New Preston, was 
blessed with a large and respectable family of children. One son, 
Samuel, resides at New Preston ; Perry at Southbury ; one at Al- 
bany ; one in New York ; one son, Eliphalet, d. at Hartford, where 
he had two sons and one daughter. The daughter m. Elisha Peck, 
Esq., of New York, and has since d. CHESTER AVERILL, a na- 
tive of Salisbury, d. in 1836, while Professor of Chemistry in Union 
College. The name is yet found in Salisbury, a branch of the same 
family. Another branch of the Averill family was an early settler 
at Ashford, Conn. One of this family graduated at Yale College, in 
1814, and is now an eminent lawyer at New Orleans, La. The 
Averills were from Milford Haven, in Wales. Two of the name 
have graduated at Yale College. 

Note— New Preston is a Society in Washington, Conn. Tlie town was incorporated in 
1779. The Society of Judea, in Washington, was constituted such in Oct., 1741 ; and the New 
Preston Society constituted a Society in Oct., 1753, (before called Raumaug.) The Society of New 
Preston is a small, hilly and rough tract of country,— yet more eminent men have been produc- 
ed from this Society, than from any other of an equal population in the State. Rev. Jeremiah 
Day, their pastor, was from Sharon. Rev. Jeremiah Day, S. T. D., LL. D., D. D., graduated at 
Yale College in 1795 ; Tutor in Yale College from 1798 to 1801 ; Professor of Natural Philoso- 
phy, &.C., from 1803 to 1817; President of Yale College from 1817 to 1846. He is yet living 
in New Haven. Hon. Thomas Day, LL. D., his brother, (and sons of Rev. Mr. Day, late of New 
Preston, deceased,) graduated at Yale College, 1797; was about twenty-five years Secretary of 
State in Connecticut, previous to 1835 ; many years Law Reporter ; President of the Connect- 
icut Historical Society since its organization, (which he now holds.) Hon. Elisha Whittlesey of 
Ohio, (the honest politician,) was also born in New Preston, about two years previous to his fa- 
ther's removal to Salisbury with his family. He is a sound lawyer, and early had a large prac- 
tice in his profession. In 1823, he was elected to Congress from Ohio, where he was continued 
by re-elections for 18 years, and was acknowledged by his brother members to have been one 
of the most efficient and upright delegates in Congress. He started in his profession first at 
New Wilford, Conn., where he opened a law office, and remained a few months, before he re- 
moved to Ohio. While in Congress, he many years held the responsible office of Chairman of 
the Committee on Claims. In this position, his never-tiring industry had full scope. He usually 
made but few remarks in the House, but when he did address the House, he gave his ideas upon 
the subject in question, with such clearness, precision and perspicuity, that he generally con- 
vinced his hearers. He was appointed Auditor of the U. S. Treasury for the Post Office, under 
Gen. Harrison. This caused him to decline a re-election to Congress, and he entered upon the 
duties of his new and responsible office in the spring of 1841, and remained there under Presi- 
dent Tyler, until near the close of his administration, as all the Presidents, of whatever political 
party, appeared willing to continue so efficient and honest a man in office. In 1845, Mr. Whit- 
tlesey was appointed Agent and Director of the "Washington National Monument Society," 
which place he yet holds, and has probably done more for the success of the project than any 
other individual in the country. In 1849, he was appointed First Comptroller of the U. States 
Treasury. In whatever position he has been placed, his sound judgment and unbending integ- 
rity have given universal satisfaction to his country. Hon. Frederick Whittlesey, late deceased, 


AVERY, (AVERIE,) JAMES, Esq., a respectable, useful and 
early settler at New London. He was appointed by the Legislature 
upon many important committees. In June, 1659, he, with Deacon 
Caulkin and James Morgan, were appointed to lay out the Governor's 
lands. In Oct., 1662, he was appointed the country's agent, with James 
Rogers and Lnt. Samuel Smith, at N. L., to receive the corn collected 
by the Constables of each town in the Colony, to pay the expenses 
of obtaining the Charter, to store it in the warehouse at New Lon- 
don, and deliver it to such ships as the Governor should direct. In 
1663, Ensign James Avery was appointed a Commissioner, to join 
with Mr. Bruen, at New London, in holding a court, to be composed 
of Major Mason, Hon. John Allyn, Mr. Bruen and himself. In 
May, 1664, Ensign Avery, Mr. Bruen and Mr. Palmes, were Com- 
missioners for New London. In 1665, he, with Ensign Thomas 
Tracy, John Gallop and Thomas Minor, were to lay out lands for 
Robin, an Indian, and his company, to plant, near the head of Mis- 
tick river, James Avery, New London, was ordered, in case of a 
war with the Dutch, in 1673, to act as Captain, Thomas Tracy, 
Lieutenant, and John Denison, Ensign, for the county of New Lon- 
don, over such forces as should be called out. He was Deputy to 
the General Court, in 1659, 1660, 1661, two sessions in 1664, and 
one in 1665, &c. 

AVERY, Capt. JAMES, of Devonshire, Eng., came with Win- 
throp's company, in 1630. Groton Record says he came to Groton 
in 1640, (quere.) He m. Sarah, daughter of Thomas Minor, of 
Stonington. Children : Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1644 ; James, Jun., b. 
Dec. 15, 1646 ; Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1648 ; Thomas, b. May 6, 1651 ; 

former member of Congress from Rochester, N. Y.. graduated at Yale College in J818 ; admitted 
tothe bar atUtica, N. Y., 1821 ; Dank Attorney at Rochester, 1824 or 1825; Clerk of the Court 
of Equity in the 8th Circuit of New York. 182G ; one of the Trustees of Rochester, and Clerk 
of the Board ; Treasurer of the County of Monroe, in 1829 ; elected to Congress in 1830, and 
again in 1832; Vice Chancellor of the 8th Judicial Circuit, in 1839 or 1840, which he held 
8 years; Judge of the old Supreme Court until July, 1848. In 1850, ho was hrnored with the 
appointment of Law Professor in fienesee College, and held many other places of trust and honor 
in his adopted State. Rev. Nathaniel S. Wheaton, D. D., graduated at Yale College in 1814 '< 
President of Washington, now Trinity College, from 1831 to 1837. In 1823-4, he went to 
England, as agent for the institution, and was one of the corporators of the College. Rev. Hor- 
ace Bushnell, D. D., S.T. D, b. in 1802, graduated at Yale College In 1827 ; Tutor in Yale Col- 
lege from 1829 to 1831 ; settled in the ministry at Hartford, and is now the Martin Luther of 
the age. His brother, Rev. George Bushnell, graduated at Yale College in 1842, is settled in the 
ministry at Worcester, Mass , and is a young man of great promise. The before named gentle- 
men were all born in the Society of New Preston, e.\cept Dr. Bushnell, who was born at Litch- 
field, about two years before his father removed with his family to New Preston. 


John, b. Feb. 10, 1653 ; Rebecka, b. Oct. 5, 1656 ; Jonathan, b. 
Jan. 5, 1658 ; Christopher, b. April 3, 1661 ; Samuel, b. Aug. 14, 

AVERY, JAMES, Jun., m. Deborah Sterling, Feb. 20, 1669. 
He resided on the Groton side of the river, and d. there in 1728, 
aged 82 years. They had issue : Deborah, b. Aug. 10, 1670 ; James, 
b. April 20, 1673 ; Margaret, b. Feb. 7, 1674 ; Edward, b. March 
20, 1676 ; Ebenezer, b. May 1, 1678 ; Christopher, b. Jan. 25, 
1680 ; Hannah, b. March 24, 1685 ; and Sarah, b. May 10, 1688. 
AVERY, CHRISTOPHER, son of James, Jun., had three or four 
wives. He first m. Abigail Payson. His children were : Abigail, 
John, Christopher, Jun., Nathan, Isaac, Priscilla, Hannah, Jacob, 
and Temperance, b. Sept. 14, 1725. She m. William Morgan, and 
d. Oct. 7, 1801, aged 76 years. {N. H. Morgan and Col. Record.) 
Christopher was located in that part of Groton, now Ledyard. He 
d. in 1753, aged 73 years. 

AVERY, JAMES, Sen., probably came to New London with 
Rev. Mr. Blinman, in 1647 or '8. He early became one of the ac- 
tive and important men of the town. Many of his descendants are 
now found in Connecticut. 

AVERY, JOHN, of Colchester, had a daughter, Lydia, baptized, 
July, 1738. 

AVERY, NATHANIEL, had an ear mark at Lyme, 1738. 
Fourteen persons of this name had graduated at Yale College before 
1851, and eight at Harvard College. There was a CHRISTOPHER 
AVERY mentioned by Farmer, a Selectman of Gloucester, in 1646. 
{Felt.) Also, THOMAS, a'blacksmith, of Salem, in 16.59. {Felt.) 
Rev. JOHN AVERY, his wife and eight children, perished in a 
storm, Aug. 15, 1635, going from Newbury or Ipswich to Marble- 
head. {Mather's Magnalia.) JOHN, of Boston, d. July 31, 16.54. 
WILLIAM had a grant of land at Ipswich, Mass., in 1638. 
WILLIAM AVERY, member of the ar. co. in 1654, and repre 
sented Springfield in 1669. {Fdrmer.) 

AVERY has 3 coats of arms for the name. 
AVERY, THOMAS, freeman in Massachusetts, 1642-3. 
Rev. EPHRAIM, graduated at Harvard College, 1731, and set- 
tled in the 2d Society of Pomfret, Sept. 4, 1735, and continued their 
minister until Oct. 20, 1754, when he d. (I know of no person of 
the name, now of Connecticut, who is not a descendant of James, 
Sen.) Fourteen persons by this name had graduated at Yale Col- 
lege in 1844, and eight at Harvard College in 1819. 


AYRAULT, (Arolt,) Dr. SAMUEL, came from Rochelle, to 
Rhode Island, about 1687, in company with other French Protest- 
ants, after the revolution of the Edict of Nantz, where he remained 
and died. Dr. Nicholas Ayrault, came to and settled at Wethers- 
field, Conn. He was probably a brother or son of Dr. Samuel, of 
R. I., as Nicholas was from the same country, same profession, and 
married his wife in Providence, where he frequently visited Dr. 
Samuel Ayrault, after he was located at Wethersfield. 

AYRAULT, NICHOLAS, of Wethersfield, d. 1706. He was a 
physician by profession, a French gentleman. At his decease he 
left a widow (Marian) and several children. To his son Peter, he 
gave his gold buttons. The rest and residue of his property in 
France and elsewhere, he gave to his widow, Marian. He provided 
for his children, after either the marriage, or death of his widow. 
He m. Marian Breton or Bretoon, of Providence, R. I. The house 
which he built, stood on the next lot south and adjoining the resi- 
dence of Capt. Jesse Goodrich, deceased, in Wethersfield. He was 
a gentleman of wealth and reputation, and wos connected by mar- 
riage to the Dodd family. Marian Dodd, of Hartford, now has a 
beautiful French box of splendid workmanship, which has descend- 
ed from Marian Ayrault. 

AYRAULT, NICHOLAS, Jr., of Wethersfield, son of Dr. Niche 
las, m. Jane Stocking, daughter of Daniel, of Middletown, April 17, 
1730. Had issue : James, b. Sept. 17, 1730 ; Mary Ann, b. May 
6, 1733, d. 1735, or '8 : Daniel, b. Dec. 8, 1735, d. March 20, 1750 ; 
Marianna, b. Feb. 25, 1737, and d. 1749; Nicholas, b. May 1, 
1740, and d. the same day; Jane b. March 6, 1742 ; 2d Nicholas, 
b. Oct. 18, 1744, d. March 29, 1750 ; Marianna 2d, b. Nov. 5, 
1746, d. Feb. 26, 1748. 

AYRAULT, PETER, of Wethersfield, son of Dr. Nicholas, m. 
Mary Francis, Nov. 12, 1744, and had issue : Stephen, b. Aug. 8, 

1743, d. 1745 ; Mary Ann, b. Sept. 26, 1745 ; Stephen d. j 

2d Stephen, b. Sept. 22, 1747. 

AYRAULT, DANIEL, son of Nicholas, m. Lucy Williams, July 
26, 1759: issue, Lucy, b. May 12, 1760, all of Wethersfield. 

Few of the name are left at Wethersfield. Ayrault, late a state 
senator, in the state of New York, is of this family. 

AYER, JOHN, of Salisbury, Mass., 1640, Ipswich, 1648, d. at 
Haverhill, in 1657. ROBERT and THOMAS AYER, of Haver- 
hill, admitted freemen in 1668. {Farmer.) 

AYRES, WILLIAM, resided in North Main street, in Hartford, 


Conn., on lot No. 61, in 1651. AYER, JOHN, of Stonington, pur- 
chased land in Windham, of Jno. Knowles, of Windham, June 29, 
1719, (old style.*) 

JOHN AYRES, Mr. JOHN ALDEN, Sen. and Jr., JO. AL- 
DEN, of" Duxborrow," in the Colony of New Plymouth, are in the list 
of those, who were able to bear arms in said town, in 1643. 

Four of the name of Ayres graduated at Yale College, before 1851. 
Obadias graduated at Harvard College, in 1710, and d. 1768. 

AYER, REBECCA, m. John Aslett, of Newbury, Mass., in 
1648. {Farmer.) 

AYER, ROBERT, PETER and THOMAS, freemen at Haver- 
hill. May, 1666. 

AYRES, SAMUEL, of Haverhill, free 1683. 
AIR, JAMES, was received an inhabitant at Dover, N. H., in 

AIRES, Mr. JOHN, of Massachusetts, free 1689-90. 
AYRES, HEIRS, WILLIAM, owned five acres of land in Hart- 
fordy which he sold to Christopher Crowe, embraced in a large tract 
given to said Heirs, Andrew Sanford, and Wm. Clark, by the town 
of Hartford, before 1659. 

AYRES, TRAVIS, of Saybrook, was a Deacon at Pautapaug, in 
1788, and d. April 7, 1812, aged 89 years. 

AYRES, SYMON, aged 48, " Chyrurgeon," (Surgeon,) with Dor- 
othy, his wife, aged 38, and children, Marie, 15 years old, Thomas, 
13 ; Symon, 11 ; Rebecca, 9 ; Christian 7 ; Anna 5 ; Benjamin, 3 ; 
and Sarah Ayers, 3 months old, embarked in the ship Increase, for 
New England, April 15, before 1640. This name yet is found in 
several towns in Connecticut. 

Ayer has two coats of arms. Ayer or Ayre, one. Ayre, five, 
and Ares, one coat of arms. 

It will be noticed by the reader, that dates are used here, in all 
cases, as they are found upon the records. 

* Old and new stylk. — ^The year in New England, as well as Old England, formerly began 
on the 25th day of March. April the 2d month, and February the 12th month; which con- 
tinued to be so counted until 1752. Parliament passed an act, thai the year which commenced 
with the 25th of March, should commence Jan. 1, 1752, with the addition of 11 days, so that 
Sept. 3d, would be Sept. 14. Previous to this time, dates are old style, and dates after 1752, 
are known as new style. So to make old style, into new style, add 1 1 days, numbering from 
Jan. 1. Many of the early records, for the dates between Jan. and the 25th of March, end 
partaking of both years, as in 1720-1. And after the 25th of March, ends 1721 ; and so con" 
tinued, until 1752. 


BABCOCK, JAMES, was born in Essex, England, in 1580. In 
1620, he moved to Leyden, in Holland, and remained there nearly 
three years, and being a strict Puritan in his faith, he removed from 
Holland to Plymouth, in 1623, and arrived in July of that year. 
He came to this country in the ship Ann. He had four children b. 
in England who came with him, viz., James, John, Job and Mary. 
He lost his wife by death, and m. a second wife in 16.50. He soon 
had a son, he named Joseph. The above is the tradition of the fam- 
ily. (SeeBADCOCK.) 

BABCOCK, JOHN, of Quincy, Mass., m. Rachel Adams, cousin 
of the second President of the United States, and a relative of Han- 
nah Adams, the Historian. John Babcock removed to Hartford, 
Conn., soon after the Revolution, and resided there until his death, 
Jan. 1, 1796, aged 65. His sons were : Samuel, Elisha, John and An- 
drew. The daughters were : Lucretia, Mary, Abigail, Sarah, Ra- 
chel and Reuhama. Elisha, the eldest son, m. Dorothy Welles, of 
Hartford, a descendant of Gov. Welles ; Samuel m. a Miss Cone, 
of Bolton, near Hartford ; he d. in New Haven, and was buried in 
the Old Cemetery, in the rear of the Centre Church ; John, the third 
son, m. Sydney Rogers, of Philadelphia. She was a native of Ros- 
trevor, in Ireland. Her father was at an early age, a Lieutenant in 
the British Army. Both of her parents were Protestants, and of the 
Church of England, and both ardent friends of Ireland. Andrew 
d. in Hartford, unmarried, quite young. 

LUCRETIA, the eldest daughter, m. Gains Brewer, of Wilbra- 
ham, Mass., and had a number of children. MARY, the 2d, m. 
Zenus Bliss, and had six children. ABIGAIL m. Mr. Gardner, of 
Boston, and had children. SARAH m. Ephraim Grant, of Tolland, 
Conn., and d. without issue. RACHEL m. Dr. Nathaniel Hooker, 
of West Hartford, d. young without issue. REUHAMA d. un- 

JOHN, who m. Sydney Rogers, had by her, seven children, five 
of whom are living. JANE, the eldest daughter, is unmarried, and 
resides in New Haven. SYDNEY, Esq., the oldest son, lives in 
New Haven, and m. Susan Thompson, of Stratford, Conn., by whom 
he has six children. Frances, the eldest child m. Dr. Eli W. Blake, 
of Boston, and resides there. Louisa Chisholm, his fourth daughter, 
m. Franklin H. Clack, a Lawyer, son of Capt. Clack, of the Navy, 
and is now a resident of New Orleans: has but one son, Henry Har- 
per Babcock. The names of the children of Sidney Babcock, Esq., 
are Mrs. Frances Thompson Blake, Ann Augusta Babcock, Mary 


Babcock, Louisa Chisholm Clack, Henry Harper Babcock, and Cor- 
nelia B. Babcock. 

BABCOCK, WILLIAM R., 3d son of John, m. Elizabeth Jane 
Chisholm, a native of Virginia, by whom he has five children, viz., 
William H., Sidney, Thomas C, Frederick and Mary Gray Bab- 
cock, all single. 

MARY ANN, daughter of John, m. George Coxall, of the Island 
of Grenada, West Indies : she is now a widow, has pne child, Henry 
E. Coxall, who resides in New Haven, Conn. 

GUYNE, RICHARD, son of John Babcock, is a bachelor, and 
resides in New Haven. 

BABCOCK, JOHN, son of John, was b. in Quincy, Mass., He 
m. Rachel Adams, and had children, viz., 

Elisha m. Dolly Welles, of Hartford, a descendant of Gov. Welles. 

Lubretia m. William Brewer, of Wilbraham, Mass. 

John m. Sydney Rogers, of Philadelphia, father of Sydney of 
New Haven. 

Mary m. a Mr. Bliss, brother of George Bliss, of Springfield, 

Sarah m. Ephraim Grant, of Tolland, Conn. 

Abigail m. Mr. Gardner, of Boston. 

Samuel m. Miss Cone, and d. at New Haven. 

Reuhama d. single. 

Rachel ro. Dr. Hooker: she died, and he m. a second wife. 

Andrew d. at Hartford, aged 18 years. 

Maj. elisha, son of John, of Quincy, was by trade a printer. 
In early life, he settled at Springfield, where he published the Hamp- 
shire Gazette, for several years. He left Springfield on the solicita- 
tion of Hon. Joel Barlow,* to establish a paper, called the American 
Mercury, at Hartford, immediately after the war in 1784, in which 
Mr. Barlow was interested for several years after the paper was 
started. They were also partners in the first paper mill in Connec- 
ticut, of any considerable importance. After Mr. Barlow left the 

• The American Mercury, was established in Hartford, Conn., in 1784, by Hon. Joel Barlow, 
and Elisha Babcock, Esq., Mr. Babcock having removed his establishment from Springfield to 
Hartford, at that time. This was the first Democratic paper in Connecticut. 

The Connecticut Couranl was first printed at Hartford, by Thomas Green, in 1764, and contin- 
ued by Ebenezer Watson, until his death, during the war of tlie Revolution. After his death, his 
widow, Mrs. Watson, was the publisher for a time, when George Goodwin, Esq., published it 
with her ; after which, Hudson and Goodwin became the Publishers, and Mr. Goodwin contin- 
ued the publisher until a few years before his death, when he sold to J. L. Boswell, Esq. 


concern, Mr. Babcock continued the Mercury during his life. It 
was for many years the leading Democratic paper of Connecticut, 
but was discontinued a few years after his decease, in April 7, 
1821. Maj. Babcock m. Dolly, daughter of Dea. Jonathan Welles, 
of Hartford, and had children, 

Jonathan Welles, wlio d. unmarried, July 27, 1808, aged 28. 

Dolly, yet living unmarried. 

Col. James, unmarried, and resides upon the old homestead, of his 
father, with his sister Dolly. 

Elizabeth m. Hon, Henry Kilbourn, of Hartford. 

Charles m. Almira Strong, daughter of Elisha, of Windsor. 

Emeline d. April 21, 1807, aged 10 years. 

Mrs. Dolly, his widow, d. June 6, 1832, aged 75 years. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of Maj, Elisha Babcock, m. Hon, Hen- 
ry Kilbourn, of Hartford, and had children, viz., 

Emeline, m. Dr. Marcy, of New York, and has a daughter Eme- 
line, and a young son. 

Henry and James, both reside in New York, unmarried. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kilbourn, the motlier, d. at Hartford. 

CHARLES, son of Elisha and Dolly, m. Almira Strong, of Wind- 
sor, (a descendant of Elder John,) and had children, viz., Emeline, 
m. George H. Penfield, Esq., of New York, and had two sons, George 
H., and Charles B. ; George d. young. 

Charles Elisha, (merchant, N. Y.,) m. Lydia Ann, daughter of 
R. R. Hinman, of Hartford, Conn., and had children : Charles H. 
b. July 18, 1846, and Royal H., b. April 10, 1848, d. Sept. 15, 
1849, and interred at Hartford. 

J. Welles, son of Charles, Sen., (merchant, N. Y.,) m. Catharine 
Smith, of Hartford, and has a son William Henry, and an infant 

Charles Babcock, Sen., d. suddenly in New York. 

Almira, daughter of Charles, Sen., m. Eben Starr, of New York, 
and had a son Henry T., who d. in infancy, and a daughter Almira, 

CoL. JAMES, son of Maj. Elisha, is a gentleman, familiar with 
the French and other languages, is of a fine, manly stature. He was 
in ISIO, Consul and Commercial Agent, for the United States, at 
Hamburg, and the Hantz Towns. He was afterwards offered by 
Gen. Armstrong, while he was Minister to France, to become his 
Secretary, and remain in France, as Charge, while Mr. Armstrong 
returned to the United States. He extensively travelled Europe, 
and then returned to his native town, (Hartford,) where he now re- 


sides with his affectionate sister Dolly Babcock, at the family man- 
sion, both enjoying single blessedness. 

JOHN, of Quincy, removed to Hartford, where he resided several 
years before his death. He d. , aged 68 years. 

Maj. Elisha, his son, also d. at Hartford, April 7, 1821. (See 

BABCOCK, JOB, JOHN, and JAMES, all took the oath of fidel- 
ity, in Rhode Island, in 1679. 

BACKUS, (Backas, Baccas, Baccus, Backhouse,) WILLIAM, 
is found to have been one of the early settlers (1637) of Say brook ; 
perhaps the same, or his son, who was one of the Massachusetts com- 
pany, and who was an Assistant of the General Court in Massachu- 
setts, in 1629. He was twice m. He m. for his 2d wife, Ann Bing- 
ham-. As he d. at Saybrook, it is probable tliat William and Ste- 
phen Backas, who settled at Norwich, were his sons by his first 
marriage, and Thomas Bingham her son by her first marriage. She 
removed to Norwich, and remained there with her son, Thomas 
Bingham, until her death, in 1670. Thomas Leffingwell and John 
Birchard presented the inventory of his estate, about £100. [Record 
and Miss Calkins.) WILLIAM BACKUS, made free, 1663. 

WILLIAM, of Norwich, m. May 11, 1660, and had issue : John, 
b. Feb. 9, 1661, d. aged 82 years ; Sarah, b. 1663 ; Samuel, 1665 ; 
Joseph, 1667 ; Nathaniel, 1669 ; and Hannah. 

The following WILLIAM BACKUS is found at W^indham. 

BACKUS, WILLIAM, of Windham, m. Mary Danton, Aug. 1, 
or 31, 1692, and had issue: Samuel, b. July 1, 1693 ; Abigail, b. 
July 1, 1693, d. Sept., 1693 ; Mary, b. Dec. 21, 1694 ; Daniel, b. 
Oct. 21 ; William, b. and d. 1695 ; Hannah, b. Nov. 1, 1699 ; 2d 
William, b. April 4, 1702 ; Stephen, b. March 12, 1704 ; Peter, b. 
April 25, 1706 ; Ephraim, b. May 25, 1708. William, the father, 
d. Jan. 25, 1742-3. 

BACKUS, WILLIAM, Jun., m. Sarah Bennit, March 24, 1728. 

BACKUS, JOHN, of Windham, probably son of William, of 
Norwich, one of its first settlers, m. Mary Bingham, Feb. 17, 1692, 
and had issue : Mary, b. Nov. 8, 1692 ; Lydia, b. Jan. 15, 1695 ; 
John, Jun., b. March 20, 1697, d. the same day ; 2d John, b. Aug. 
1, 1698 ; Abigail, b. July 3, 1701 ; Jerusha, b. Sept. 29, 1704. 

BACKUS, JOHN, and Mary, his wife, had Zeruiah, b. Aug. 10, 
1709; Nathaniel, b. 1712, d. 1720. (Perhaps 2 wives.) John 
Backus, Sen., d. March 27, 1744, aged over 82 years. 

BACKUS, JOHN, Jun., of Windham, m. Sibil Whiting, May 12, 


1725, and had Nathaniel, b. Feb. 5, 1726-7, d. Nov., 1727 ; John, 
Jun., b. March 23, 1728 ; Sibil, b. March I, 1729-30 ; Elizabeth, 
b. Feb. 17, 1731-2 ; Lucretia, b. Feb. 22, 1733-4. Sibil, his wife, 
d. Aug. 7, 1755. 

BACKUS, STEPHEN, Norwich, 1660, m. Sarah, a daughter of 
Lyon Gardiner, the first Lord of Gardiner's Island. His sons, Ste- 
phen, b. in 1670, and Timothy, in 1682. Stephen moved to Plain- 
field, afterwards to Canterbury. {F. M. Caulkins.) This family 
has produced several men of eminence, viz., the Lieutenant Governor 
of Connecticut, in 1849. 

BACKUS, Rev. SIMON, of Wethersfield, m. Eunice, daughter 
of Rev. Timothy Edwards, of East Windsor, Oct. 1, 1729. Issue : 
Clarinda, b. Oct. 31, 1730 ; Eunice, b. Jan. 15, 1733, at Wethers- 
field. He was settled in Newington Society, Dec. 28, 1726. He 
d. 1745, chaplain at Cape Breton. Graduated at Yale College, in 
1724. Rev. Joshua Belden succeeded him, Nov. 11, 1747. 

BACKUS, Rev. AZEL, D. D., sonof Jabez Backus, of Norwich, 
graduated at Yale College, 1787 ; m. Milly Deming, of Wethers- 
field ; settled first at Bethlem, Conn., 1791, where he succeeded Dr. 
Bellamy, and remained until he was appointed President of Hamil- 
ton College in 1813. He was a learned divine, and an eloquent 
preacher. He d. Dec. 26, 1816, aged 51 years, and left a widow, 
two sons, and one or more daughters. His son, Dr. Frederick, has 
been a State Senator in the State of New York. 

BACKUS, ISx\AC, a distinguished Baptist minister, was b. at 
Norwich, in 1724. He preached at Middleborough, Mass. 

BACKUS, CHARLES, D. D., b. at Norwich, in 1749, graduated 
at Yale College, 1769 ; ordained at Somers, in 1774, where he 
preached over 29 years, until he d., Dec. 30, 1803. He was emi- 
nent as a theologian, and for a time educated many young men for 
the ministry. 

BACKUS, Hon. SYLVANUS, of Pomfret, former Speaker of the 
lower House in the General Assembly of Connecticut, was an emi- 
nent lawyer. He d. a young man. Fifteen of this name had grad- 
uated at Yale College, before 1850. 

BACCUS, SAMUEL, a planter at Hempsted, Long Island, in 

BACKHOUSE, (Sunderland, Co. Durham.) Arms, per saltire, or 
and az. a saltire erm. Crest, upon a snake embowed, nowed at the tail, 
an eagle displayed. Motto — Confido in Deo. The same (in Cum- 



berland, Kent and London) for name Backhouse, (Swallowfield, 
Berkshire.) Ar. a saltire erm. 

* BACON, ANDREW, was one of the early and leading settlers 
of Hartford. He received 28 acres of land, in the first land divis- 
ion in 1639. His house lot in Hartford, in 1640, was south of Little 
River, and near to it, bounded M'est on the road, also north on the 
road along the river bank, and east on Nathaniel Ward's lot. (See 
NATHANIEL BACON, Sen., of Middletown.) He was a juror at 
Hartford, twice in 1641, once in 1643, once in 1644, once in 1645, 
once in '46, &;c. He was first Deputy to the General Court, in April, 
1642, and about thirty sessions afterwards, before 16.59. He signed 
the contract, with Gov. Webster and others, to remove from Hart- 
ford to Hadley, which he performed in 1659, with many others, 
where he died, Oct. 4, 1669. He was one of the General Court of 
Connecticut, as early as Nov. 14, 1637, as magistrate, (where he is 
called Goodman Bacon.) He and his wife, Elizabeth, had children : 

* It will be recollected, that the town of Hadley, in Massachusetts, was settled from the Con- 
necticut Colony, and entered into an agreement, signed by each emigrant, m 1659, as follows, 

"At a meeting at Ooodman Ward's house, in Hartford, April 18, 1659. The Company here 
met engaged themselves under their own hands, or by their deputies, (whom they had chosen,) 
to remove themselves and their families out of the jurisdiction of Connecticut, into the jurisdic- 
tion of the Massachusetts, as may appear in a paper dated the day and year above said. The 
names of the engagers are these : 

John Webster, (Gov.) 
William Goodwin, (Elder.) 
John Crow, 
Nathaniel Ward, 
John White. 
John Barnard, 
Andrew Bacon, 
William Lewis, 
William Westwnod, 
Richard Goodman, 
John Arnold, (did not go.) 
William Partridge, 

John Marsh, James Northam, 

Robert Webster, (not go.) Samuel Gardner. 

William Lewis, Jun. (not go.) Thomas Edwards, (not go.) 

Nathaniel Stanley, 
Samuel Gunn, (not go.) 
William Markum, 
Sanmel Moody, 
Zachariah Field, 
Widow , 

Widow Watson, (not go.) 
Andrew Warner, 
Mr. Russell, 
Gregory Woollerton,(didnotgo.) Nathaniel Dickinson, 

Thomas Stanley, 

Samuel Porter, 

Richard Church, 

Ozias Goodwin, (did not go.) 

Francis Barnard, 

James Ensign, (did not go.) 

George Steele, (not go.) 

Samuel Smith, 
Thomas Coleman, 
Mr. Russell, Sen. 
John Dickinson, 
Phillip Smith, 
JohnColtman, (not go.) 
Thomas Welles, 

Elder William Goodwin returned in his old age, and died at Farmington. Elizabeth, the 
relict of Andrew Bacon, returned to Connecticut, and died here. 


John Hubbard, 

Thomas Dickinson, 

Robert Boltwood, 

Samuel Smith, Jun. 

William Gull, 

Luke Hitchcock, (not go.) 

Richard Montague, 

John Lattimer, (not go.) 

Peter Tilton, 

John Hawkes, Sen. 

Richard Billings, 

Benjamin Harbert, (not go.) 

Edward Benton, (not go.) 

John Catlin, (did not go.) 

Samuel Hooker, (did not go.) 

Capt. John Cullick, (did not go.) 

Dan'l Warner,(did not remove.)" 


Abigail, who m, Samuel Cnwles ; Lois, m. Thomas Porter, of Farm- 
ington ; his son Isaac, d. before his mother. He gave, in his 
will, small legacies to Mr. Russell and Peter Tilton, of Hadley, 
which his widow, Elizabeth, in her will, directed to be paid to them. 
In 1640, he returned to Court at Hartford, an inventory of the estate 
of Thomas Johnson, deceased, the cobbler. In 1642, he, with Capt. 
John Mason and Clark, was appointed by the General Court, to 
prepare carriages for the pieces (guns) that came from Piscataqua. 
In 1643, he, with Mr. Talcott, was appointed to take a record of 
the debts of the country. Also with Mr. Talcott, in 1654, he was 
appointed by the General Court, to go to Saybrook, and attend to 
the petition of Hartford. He was also a committee, with Mr. Web- 
ster, for Hartford, to join the magistrates, in pressing men in each 
town for service, in 1654. He was exempted from training, watch- 
ing and warding, by the Court, in 1656. In 1658, a complaint was 
preferred against him and Gov. Webster, and others, who were 
about to withdraw from the church, and from Hartford. He was a 
committee, with Mr. Steele and Boosy, to provide, at Hartford, for 
the comely meeting of the Commissioners of the United Colonies ; 
and was frequently honored with offices of the town of Hartford, and 
was Selectman in 1640. Mr. Bacon, in his will, gave land in Hart- 
ford, to Nathaniel Bacon, of Middletown, which Nathaniel Bacon 
sold to Warren, Whiting, Richard Barnard and Henry Hayward ; 
also, land at Hoccanum, which Elizabeth Bacon, widow of Andrew, 
quit-claimed to her kinsman, Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., of Middletown, 
Feb. 6, 1670. His will is dated July 14, 1669. He d. at Hadley, 
Oct. 4, 1669. Widow Elizabeth Bacon, in her will, mentions Na- 
thaniel Bacon, of Middletown, as a nephew of her deceased husband. 
After the decease of Mr. Bacon, his widow, Elizabeth, returned to 
Hartford, to live with her children. She had been the wife of Tim- 
othy Stanley. She gave, by her will, dated Oct., 1671, to Caleb 
Stanley, all her housing and lands at Hadley, which her husband 
had left to her there, for Mr. Standley's care for her in her old age. 
She also gave him the use of a share of her son Isaac's estate, which 
had fallen to her. (Isaac d. before his mother.) Widow Elizabeth 
d. at Hartford, Feb. 23, 1678-9, aged 76 years. Mr. Bacon was a 
valuable and highly respected member of the Connecticut Colony, 
while he remained in it. Andrew Bacon was qualified as a freeman in 
Massachusetts, March 26, 1661, after his removal from Connecticut. 
The name of Bacon has 20 coats of arms. Andrew Bacon, of Had- 


ley, by will, gave his nephew, Nathaniel Bacon, of Middletown, ten 
pieces of land, recorded in Hartford, which was acquitted to said 
Nathaniel, of Middletown, by Elizabeth Bacon, of Hadley, (whom 
she calls my kinsman,) contract signed by said Elizabeth, Jan. 27, 
1670. Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon, widow of Andrew, of Hadley, repeat- 
edly names, in her will, Caleb Standley as her son ; also, his brother 
Isaac ; gave Caleb Standley all her " housing and lands in Hadley," 
which had been "my dear husband, Andrew Bacon's, late of Had. 
ley, and fell to me by his last will, or by the death of my dear sonn 
Isack," dsc. She also calls " Abigail Cowles, the wife of Samuel 
Cowles," " Lois, the wife of Thomas Porter, both of Farmington,'' 
Elizabeth Sension, wife of Mark Sension, her daughters. All are 
noticed in her will, dated Oct. 30, 1671. She d. at Farmington, 
Feb. 23, 1678. Inventory, £269, 5^. At a Probate Court, holden 
at Hartford, March, 1678-9, Nathaniel Bacon, of Middletown, ap- 
peared and declared that he " quit his clayme " " to any of the hous- 
ing and lands of his unckell Andrew Bacon, late of Hadley, unto 
Caleb Standley, his heirs," &c. 

BACON, NATHANIEL, Esq., was a nephew of Mr. Andrew 
Bacon, a magistrate at Hartford, in 1637. He (Nathaniel) was for 
a time at Hartford, and became an early and important settler at 
Middletown. He acted as a magistrate, at New Haven, in 1661, as 
appears from the Records of the New Haven Colony, p. 297, where 
the affidavits of John Fletcher and some others, of Milford, were 
taken, Oct. 17, 1661, before Nathaniel Bacon, Esq., at New Haven, 
(though he was an inhabitant of Middletown,) in which the depo- 
nents stated their knowledge of Henry and William Bacon, of Stret- 
ton, of Rutland County, in England : that Henry removed to Clip- 
sam, in Rutland County ; that he had but one son, Thomas, who 
was reported to have died at Barbadoes, W. I. ; also stated that Na- 
thaniel Bacon, Esq., then present, was the eldest son of William 
Bacon, who must have been a brother of Andrew Bacon, Esq., of 
Hartford, in 1637, which renders it probable that Andrew and Na- 
thaniel Bacon were from the same county in England. Nathaniel 
Bacon's will was presented to the Court at Hartford, in 1705, by his 
sons, Andrew and John Bacon, Executors. His will dated 1697-8. 
He owned land at Hartford, which he gave to his sons, John and 
Andrew. His children, named in his will, were, Thomas, John, 
Andrew, Nathaniel, Jun., Beriah, Hannah, Mary, Abigail and Lydia. 
His children, by Ann, his wife, recorded, are : Hannah, b. April 
14, 1655, m. John Boarn, Oct., 1677 ; Andrew, b. Feb. 4, 1656-7, 


d. ; Nathaniel, Jr., b. July 20 or 25, 1659 ; (Nathaniel's nanne was 
changed to Thomas, and so recorded ;) John, b. March 14, 1661-2, 
m. Sarah Wetmore, Nov. 26, 1685 ; JMary, b. April 7, 1664, m. 
Samuel Wetmore, Dec. 13, 1687 ; 2d Andrew, b. June 4, 1666, m. 
Mehitabel Wetmore, Feb. 12, 1692 ; Abigail, b. July 13, 1670 ; 
Lydia, b. Feb. 18, 1672, m. Joseph Wetmore, June 6, 1706. Ann, 
wife of Nathaniel, d. July 6, 1680, and Nathaniel, Sen., m. for 2d 
wife, Elizabeth Pirpoint, April 17, 1682, and had Beriah, b. Aug. 
17, 1682, m. Ann Odell, of Stratfield, Nov. 10, 1713. Nathaniel, 
Sen., d. Jan. 27, 1705. There was a Thomas Bacon, who settled 
in Simsbury. It is supposed that Thomas, the son of Nathaniel, 
Sen., whose name was changed from Nathaniel to Thomas, was 
the Thomas Bacon of Simsbury. 

BACON, NATHANIEL, Jun., or THOMAS, m. Hannah Wet- 
more, Feb. 5, 1702, and had children : Catherine, b. Feb. 1, 1703-4, 
d. April 10, 1746 or '41 ; Nathaniel, 3d, b.- Feb. 16, 1706-7 ; Ben- 
jamin, b. Nov. 28, 1708 ; Hannah, b. April 19, 1712 ; Jeremiah, b. 
Jan. 9, 1715-16 ; Mary, b. Dec. 24, 1719 ; Sarah, b. Dec. 24, 1719, 
d. Hannah, the mother, d. Sept. 7, 1722, and Sarg't Nathaniel, Jun., 
m. for his 2d wife, Anne, the widow of John Lane, Jan. 31, 1722—3. 
Anne, his 2d wife, d. Dec. 26 or 22, 1751. Lieut. Nathaniel, Jun., 
then m. for his 3d wife, Rebeckah Doolittle, Nov. 28, 1752. Lieut. 
Nathaniel, .lun., d. Jan. 6, 1759. 

BACON, JOHN, son of Nathaniel, Sen., m. Sarah Wetmore, 
Nov. 26, 1685, daughter of Thomas, Jun., and had children : John, 
b. Nov. 26, or Jan. 30, 1694 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 14, 1695, m. N. 
Brown. His wife, Sarah, d. Feb. 14, 1698. He m. for 2d wife, 
Mary, widow of Jacob Cornwell, April 13, 1710. John Bacon d. 
Nov. 4, 1732, aged 70. Mary, his widow, d. Nov. 15, 1732. His 
son, John, Executor of his will, dated 1732. He owned a grist- 
mill at Middletovvn, and other property. 

BACON, ANDREW, son of Nathaniel, Sen., m. Mehitable Wet- 
more, Feb. 12, 1692, daughter of Tiiomas, and had children : An- 
drew, b. Nov. 21, 1692 ; Ann, b. Jan. 30, 1694 ; Nathaniel, b. July 
10, 1697 ; Josiah, b. Sept. 27, 1699 ; Daniel, b. March 5, 1701-2; 
Mehitabel, b. Feb. 28, 1703-4 ; Joseph, b. April 20, 1706 ; John, 
b. Oct. .30, 1708 ; Esther, b. Oct. 9, 1710 or 11 ; Abigail, b. Feb. 
5, 1712-13. Andrew, the father, d. June 1, 1723. His widow, 
Mehitabel, d. Jan. 19, 1731-2. His widow was appointed guardian 
for Esther, 13, and Abigail, 11 years old. 


BACON, BERIAH, son of Nathaniel, Sen. His first wife, Eliz- 
abeth Perpoint. Shed. He m. Ann Odell, of Stratfield, for his 2d 
wife. Nov. 10, 1713, and had children : Elizabeth, b, Sept. 17, 1714 ; 
Tabatha, b. Nov. 6, 1717 ; Beriah, b. March 20, 1719-20, d. May 
15, 1730 ; Annah, b. July 12, 1722 ; Bethiah, b. June 8, 1728 ; 
Pierpoint, b. May 27, 1724. Beriah, the father, d. May 15, 1730, 
and after the death of Beriah, his widow, Ann, was Executrix of 
his will. The codicil of his will dated 1730. In 1732, Tabitha 
chose her uncle Nathaniel for her guardian. After the decease of 
her husband, Ann m. for her 2d husband, Joshua Gill, of Middle- 
town. Her dower was set out to her in this name, in 1733, £244, 
5s. Id. Ann and her husband, Joshua Gill, were appointed guard- 
ians for Beriah, " Pearpoint," Ann and Bethia. Inventory, £517, 
7*. 2d. 

BACON, JOHN, JuN.,son of John, m. Sarah White, daughter of 
John and Sarah White, March 5, 1718-19, and had children: Sa- 
rah, b. Jan. 31, 1719-20 ; John, b. April 21, 1723 ; Jerusha, b. 
Oct. 25, 1724 ; Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1726-7 ; Joseph, b. May 14, 
1728 ; Martha, b. Sept. 14, 1729 ; Ebenezer, b. Feb. 4, 1730-1 ; 
Abagail, b. July 21, 1732 ; Sibbel, b. Feb. 19, 1733-4, d. 1734 ; 
2d Sibbel, b. Aug. 27, 1735 ; Dorcas, b. Nov. 2, 1736 ; and Patty. 
John, Jun., d. 1783, aged 88 years. 

BACON, JOSIAH, son of Andrew, m. Thankful Doowell, March 
3, 1725-6. Issue : Josiah, b. Sept. 24, 1727 ; Andrew, b. March 
18, 1729-30 ; Mary, b. May 15, 1732 ; Samuel, b. April 3, 1734 ; 
and Thankful, b. June 6, 1743. Josiah d. Oct. 21, 1750. His 
widow. Thankful, d. Oct. 25, 1750. 

BACON, JOSIAH, son of Josiah, m. Sibbel Clark, Feb. 21, 1750-1. 
Issue : Sibbel, b. Dec. 22, 1751 ; Sarah, b. Aug. 16, 1753 ; Silence, 
b. 1755 ; Josiah, b. 1756 ; Miriam, b. Feb. 2, 1760 ; Hosea, b. 
1762 ; Samuel, b. Aug. 8, 1758 ; Hannah, b. June 21, 1764 ; Da- 
vid, b. Feb. 2, 1767 ; Elijah and Elisha, b. Feb. 20, 1769 ; Timo- 
thy, b. Nov. 7, 1771. Josiah, the father, d. Feb. 24, 1779. 

BACON, NATHANIEL, Jun., m. Esther Hubbard, Dec. 21, 
1727. Children : Nathaniel, b. Feb. 22, 1728-9 ; Stephen, b. Jan. 
10, 1730-1 ; Samuel, b. Aug. 17, 1733, d. 1742 ; David, b. Oct. 7, 
1735, d. 1759 ; Esther, b. Dec. 16, 1737 ; Jacob, b. May 6, 1740. 
Esther, wife of Nathaniel, d. March 4, 1742. 

BACON, NATHANIEL, son of Nathaniel, Jun., and Hannah, 
m. Jane Bavin, July 30, 1724, and had children : Jane, b. Nov. 28, 
1724 ; Susannah, b. Sept. 2, 1727 ; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 17, 1729 : 


Jabez, b. July 5, 1731 ; James, b. Oct. 1, 1733 ; Mehitibel, b. Oct. 
13, 1736; Phebe, b. April 24, 1739, d. Oct. 11, 1742; Anne, b. 
May 31, 1741, d. Nov. 12, 1764-5 ; Timothy, b. May 19, 1744. 
This Nathaniel, and his wife, Hannah, resided at Middlefield, in the 
town of Middletown. 

BACON, JOHN, 3d son of John, Jun., m. first Miss Gould, and 
had issue : Gould, Ebenezer and John, and a daughter, Sarah. His 
wife d., and he m. Molly Ely, of Lyme, and had a daughter, Molly. 

BACON, JOHN, son of John, 3d, m. Miss Griswold, of Walling, 
ford, and settled at Middletown. He had children : John, Daniel, 
Joseph, Matthew, Jonathan, Curtis, Sally and Rhoda. Curtis, 
above, is the present High Sheriff" of the County of Middlesex. He 
has children : Curtis, William, John L., George W., and Lucy 

BACON, GOULD, son of John, 3d, removed to the Susquehannah 
country, where he d. unmarried, and left a large estate. 

EBENEZER, son of John Bacon, 3d, removed to Coos, where he 
married a young woman when he was advanced in life, and had a 
large family, and d. in old age. 

ABIGAIL, daughter of John, Jun., m. Mr. Plum, whose father 
moved from Milford to Middletown. She m. for her 2d husband, 
Mr. Hough. 

SIBBIL, daughter of John, Jun., m. Mr. Knowles, of Chatham. 
She m, for her 2d husband, Mr. Norton. 

PATTY, daughter of John, Jun., m. Mr. Ward. 

DORCAS, daughter of John, Jun., m. Mr. Osborne, an English- 
man, who settled at Blanford, Mass. John, Jun., was a large land- 
holder, and gave each of his daughters a farm. 

JOSEPH, son of John, Jun., and only brother of John, 3d, settled 
at Middletown, where he m. Elizabeth Miller. She d. without issue, 
and he m. his 2d wife, Rhoda Plumb, of Middletown, (her father 
was from Milford,) and had children : Joseph, Jun., William, Isaac, 
Samuel, John, Ebenezer, and 2 Elizabeths. 

JOSEPH, Jun., son of Joseph Bacon, m., and had children: Cla- 
rissa, Polly, Martha and Joseph. Joseph, Jun., d. at sea. His wid- 
ow survived him, and d. aged 91 years. 

WILLIAM, son of Joseph, Sen., m. Bathsheba Cook, of Middle- 
town, and had children : Joseph, William, Jun., Samuel, and some 
daughters. He settled near Whitestown, N. Y. 

ISAAC, son of Joseph, and great-grandson of Nathaniel, Sen., is 
the only child of his father now living, aged about 85 years, and my 
information of his father's and his own family is from him, without 



dates. He m. Dorothy Stow, of Middletown, in Dec, 1785, and 
had children: Lois, Amasa, Charlotte, Sally, Elizabeth and Samuel, 
(twins.) Esther, Caroline, Jefferson, George and Albert, d. young. 
(Naming one of his sons, shows his political character as it is.) 

JOHN, son of Joseph Bacon, and brother of Isaac, m. Olive Ward, 
of Middletown, and had issue : Horace, Leverett. Olive, his wife, 
d., and he in. Martha Bates for his 2d wife, and had children : John, 
Lewis, Joseph, William, Emely, m. at Danbury, and Martha. 

BACON, JABEZ, son of Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., was by trade a 
Currier, he was b. at Middlefield, a society in Middletown, July 5, 
1731. He settled in early life at Woodbury, Conn.j where for a 
time, he worked at his trade, and afterwards commenced trading in 
a small way, as a merchant, and being naturally a man of business 
habits, he became a man of great wealth, probably not less than 
nine hundred thousand dollars, and evidently the richest individual 
that has ever died in Litchfield county. He m. Lydia Hungerford, 
who was born at Bristol, June 5, 1739, a descendant of Thomas Hun- 
gerford, first of Hartford, and afterwards of Stonington. Jabez Bacon 
d. Sept. 6, 1806, aged 75. His wife Lydia, survived him, and d. 
Nov. 25, 1812, aged 73 years ; they had children, viz., 

Jabez, Jr., b. June 28, 1760, m. Sabra Betts, (daughter of John 
and Patty Betts,) b. 1765, m. 1781 : two sons and two daughters. 

Jemima, b. May 1, 1762, m. Isaac Tomlinson, April, 1784. She 
d. at New Haven, April 16, 1787, aged 25. 

Asahel, b. Dec. 3, 1764, m. Hannah, daughter of William and 
Ann French, 1786. He d. March 31, 1838, aged 73. 

Lorena, b. Dec. 29, 1766, m. Hon. David Tomlinson, 1784; had 
six sons, eight daughters : d. Oct. 25, 1837, aged 71 years. 

Nathaniel, Esq., b. Nov. 16, 1768, m. first, Rebecca Strong, Jan. 

10, 1796 ; had two sons and one daughter ; his first wife d. Sept. 16, 
1837, aged 63, a superior woman. He m. for his second wife, Mrs. 
Sophia Hull, of Derby, b. at Eden, Maine, July 22, 1793, m. April 

11, 1838. He d. over 80 years of age, at New Haven, and left a 
large estate. 

Lydia, b. Jan. 1, 1771, m. Hon. Noah B. Benedict, an eminent 
lawyer, and a senator of the state, June 27, 1793. She d. July 5, 
1808, aged 37. 

Daniel, Esq., b. Dec. 8, 1772, m. Rebecca Thompson, June 22, 
1793, had three sons and five daughters. He d. July 26, 1828, awed 
56. He often represented Woodbury in the Legislature ; Magis- 
trate and Judge of Probate, &:c. 


Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1776, d. March 11, 1777. 

Garry, b. April 5, 1778, m. first, Sally Mirier, April 4, 1793, had 
a son George. The mother d. May 11, 1S12, aged 37 years. He 
m. for his second wife, Mrs. Orphia Perry, daughter of Moses and 
Sarah Shepard, of Newtown, Conn., Jan. 17, 1813, and had three 
daughters. His widow, Orphia, d. 1851. Garry, the father, d. Feb. 
25, 1821, aged 43 years. 

BACON, DANIEL, of the Middletown family, m. Mary Aber- 
nethy, of Farmington, Oct. 24, 1765, and had issue : Daniel H., b. 
Oct. 30, 1766; Seth, b. Oct. 7, 1768; John Flavel, b. May 26; 
Rhoda, b. Feb. 10, 1772. 

BACON, JOSEPH, m. and had issue : Roswell, b. May 12, 1764 ; 
Anna, b. May, 1766 ; Douglass, b. Oct. 26, 1767 ; Joseph, b. Sept. 
24, 1777. 

BACON, MOSES, m. Rosanna Rust, Dec. 25, 1777, and had is- 
sue : Alma, b. Sept. 26, 1778 ; Rosanna, b. Oct. 14, 1780. 

BACON, JOHN, and RUTH his wife, had a son Benjamin b. at 
Windham, July 17, 1743. 

BACON, Capt. JEREMIAH, of Middletown, supposed the son of 
Nathaniel, Jr. ; his widow Elizabeth, administratrix in 1745-6 : 
children, Jeremiah, Jr., Elizabeth and Abigail. Estate distributed, 
£2345, 9s. 6d, His widow Elizabeth m. Mr. Miller, for her sec- 
ond husband ; d. Jan. 1746-7, aged 70. Distributed to widow Eliz- 
abeth Miller, £843, 15*. Id.; to Jeremiah, only son, £945, 185. 2d.; 
to Elizabeth, £472, 19*. 

BACON, JOSIAH, son of Andrew, of Middletown, d. about 1750. 
Inventory, £5715, 13*. 5d. Distribution to his children, in 1751 ; to 
Josiah, Jr., £1862, 17*. 6d. ; to Andrew, £931, 8s. 9d. ; to Samuel, 
Mary Wright, and Thankful Bacon, each, £931, 85. 9d. Josiah 
appointed guardian for his sister Thankful, aged 7. Samuel Bacon, 
aged 17, chose his uncle John for his guardian. 

BACON, JACOB, of Colchester, had sons: Ralph and Jonathan, 
baptized July 17, 1748 ; Ezekiel, baptized, March 18, 1751 ; Abi- 
gail, baptized June 2, 1754 ; Huldah, Oct. 29, 1758. 

BACON, BERIAH, m. Elizabeth Dewey, of Colchester, June 4, 

BACON, EDWARD, of Colchester : daughter Molly, baptized 
June 2, 1754. 

Sarah Brown was relict of Nathaniel Bacon, of Middletown, de- 
ceased. Rev. George Beckwith, of Lyme, m. Sarah Bacon, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel, of Middletown. 


BACON, THOMAS, of Simsbuiy, from Middletown, entered a 
caution to John Slater, Clerk of the writs of Simsbury, Dec. 12, 
1704. In Jan., 1703-4, he requested the town of Simsbury, to give 
him a pasture lot in Simsbury. In Jan. 26, 1698, he requested the 
town to give him fifteen acres of land at the south end of Barr Hill, 
next to his former grant. Voted in the affirmative. He sold land 
to Samuel Marshall, of Windsor, June 26, 1714, situated on the hill 
near the Newfoundland Swamp, in Simsbury. 

Thomas Bacon was allowed by the town of Simsbury, in 1698, 
£1, 15s. for keeping the widow Brooks. He deeded land in Sims- 
bury to his son Nathaniel, of Simsbury, as part of his portion, if he 
married, &.c., Nov. 6, 1716. Nathaniel Bacon, of Simsbury, pur- 
chased land in Simsbury, of Hannah Merriman, alias Newbury, of 
Windsor, April 30, 1714, and sold land there to Christopher Roberts, 
Jan., 1714-15. He m. Abigail Segar, of Suffield, Sept. 2, 1714: 
his second daughter Abigail, b. July 13, 1717; daughter Eunnice, 
b. May 12, 1719, and others. 

BACON, MASKILL, of Simsbury, son of Nathaniel, m. Abi- 
gail Gleason, daughter of Thomas Gleason, May, 1740, had chil- 
dren : Maskill, b. April 26, 1741 ; second wife— m. Ann Higley, 
May 30, 1744 : Samuel, b. Feb. 1, 1745-6 ; Nathaniel, b. June 2, 
1747; Anna, b. July 13, 1749; Joseph, b. April 1, 1752; John, b. 
Sept. 29, 1753, and Eunis Bakon, b. June 13, 1755. 

DANIEL, son of Andrew Bacon, of Middletown, m. Hannah 
Fairchild, who was his widow and Executrix, His children were 
Mary and Hannah. Inventory of his estate dated 1738, being 
£691, 12*. Sd. 

It is supposed that Thomas Bacon, of Simsbury, was from Mid- 
dletown, and a member of that family, and son of Nathaniel, Sen. 

SAMUEL, ofBarnstable, with John, Nathaniel and Jeremiah Bacon, 
were admitted inhabitants of Barnstable, Mass., after 1660. FRAN- 
CIS, freeman of Massachusetts, 1665. NATHANIEL BACON 
John Bursley, Austine Bearse, Wm. Beetes, Abraham Blush, Thos! 
Boreman, Richard Berry, were enrolled in Barnstable, with others, 
in 1643, as able to bear arms. THOMAS, and Hannah, his wife, of 
Wrentham, Mass., had a son Thomas b. there, Nov. 26, 1693. 
JAMES, Roxbury, freeman, 1673-4. Mr. SAMUEL, of' Salem, 
wife Elizabeth, d. there, 1753; his wife Anna d. there 1761, and 
he d. 1765, aged 55 years. Eight of the name had graduated at 
Harvard College, in 1843, and twelve had graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, in 1847. JOHN, of Watertown, Mass., free 1690. March 6, 
1684, Thomas owned two parcels of land in Hartford, given him by 


his father Nathaniel, Bacon, Esq., of Middletown. NATHANIEL, 
drew thirty-seven acres of land in a division of the public lands o^ 
Hartford, in 1672. THOMAS, Jr., of Roxbury, Mass., was an 
original signer of a contract,,for the settlement of Woodstock, Conn., 
Nov. 7, 1683. He and his wife Rebecca, had a daughter Rebecca 
b. there, Aug. 7, 1689. Experience, b. Feb. 2, 1691-2. THOMAS 
had a grant of land in Simsbury. Deed dated Dec. 31, 1685. 
THOMAS MASKELL, was of Simsbury, in 1683, whose daughter 
probably m. a Bacon, of Simsbury, who had a son Maskell Bacon. 
The Bacons of Middletown, have been generally wealthy. 

Thomas Bacon was one of the first settlers from Roxbury, Mass., 
to Woodstock, in April, 1686. 

Joseph Bacon, of the church in Hampton, Jan., 1743, removed to 

BADCOCK, JAMES, the first of the name known in New Eng- 
land, was an Episcopal clergyman in England, and settled in the 
rectory of Wivenhoe ; he afterwards changed his faith and became 
a Puritan minister ; he went to Leyden, in Holland, for the purpose 
of embarking for America, and persuading others to unite with him, 
and actually became one of the Pilgrim Fathers. He embarked, (as 
is said,) in 1620, but by stress of weather, the vessel put back, so 
that he did not come to this country until 1623, when they arrived 
at Plymouth. He was of Saxon origin. The early family were 
seated in Essex county, England, at the time of the Norman con- 
quest. Sir William Seager, in his visit to the county of Essex, in 
1612, states that Sir Richard Badcock was the nineteenth in descent 
from the first holder of the family mansion there, (which is said by 
the relatives to have been standing in 1850.) James, the first emi- 
grant to New England, of the name, was deprived of the rectory at 
Wivenhoe, before he went to Holland. It is not known that James 
preached after he came to the Plymouth colony. 

BADCOCK, JAMES, or BABCOCK, the progenitor and founder 
of the family in New England, was born in Wivenhoe, in Essex, 
England, in 1580, He was a younger brother of RICHARD, who 
occupied the family mansion at Wivenhoe. James came to New 
England, in the Ann, and landed at Plymouth, in July, 1623, and 
afterwards removed to Dorchester, (Milton,) where he resided the 
remainder of his life. He married at Wivenhoe about 1615, and had 
children, James, Jr., b. at Wivenhoe, about 1616 ; John, b. at same 
place, about 1618; Job, b. at Leyden, in Holland, 1620 ; Mary, b. 
at same place, in 1621. His wife d. in Dorchester, (Milton,) about 
1640. He afterwards m. and had a son Joseph, b. about 1650. 


BABCOCK, JAMES, Jr., who came with his parents to Ply- 
mouth, removed to Westerly, Rhode Island, about 1665, where he 

died in 1690. He m. at Dorchester, Jeane , about 1637, and 

had children : Robert, b. in Dorchester, about 1638, 
George, b. " " 1640, 

James, b. *' " 1642, 

Sarah, b. " " 1644, 

Jeane, b. " " 1646, 

Benjamin, b. " *« 1648, 

Samuel, b. " " 1649, 

Jonathan, b. " '« 1651, 

Dorothy, b. " " 1652, 

Elizabeth, b. " " 1654, 

Mary, b. " " 1656, 

Hannah, b. " '< 1658, 

Nathaniel, b. •« " 1660, 

William, b. " " 1662. 

His widow, Jeane, d. at Westerly, R. I., in January, 1719, She 
made her will, (see W. Record, Prolate, Vol. 1. p. 273,) will dated 
April 30th, 1718. She left property to her daughters, Sarah Lewis, 
Jeane Lewis, (who had a daughter Jeane,) Elizabeth Sears, (had a 
son Elisha,) Mary Brown, Hannah Larkin and her two grand- 
children, William and Peter Babcock, the children of her son James, 
who had three sons. {Communicated hy Welles.) 

The names of Babcock and Badcock have been extensively known 
in Rhode Island, from an early period. The name is now generally 
known in that state as Babcock. The coats of arms are all under 
this name, and the name of Babcock is not found in Burk's Heraldry. 
Coats of arms of Badcock. BADCOCK, (borne by Lieut. Colonel 
Lovell Benjamin Badcock, now Lovell, of Lincolnshire and Bucks,) 

Barry nebuly of six, or, and gu. Crest — a talbot pass,arg. Motto 

Tempus omnia monstrat. 

BADCOCK, (St. Winow, Co. Cornwall.) Sa. a fefse, betw. three 
cocks ar. 

There was also a coat of arms in Essex and Kensington, Co. Mid- 
dlesex, ; also one in Devonshire; also one otiier for this name. 

BADCOCK, JAMES and CALEB, came to Windham, Conn., 
about A. D. 1700. For many years, the name is spelt upon the 
Windham Record, Badcock. After some years, Badcocks and Bab- 
cocks were found in the same family. And at this time, only one 
family at Windham, retains the original name of Badcock. James 
Badcock, of Windham, had a daughter Zerdiah, b. June 18, 1705. 


It is probable the Badcocks and Babcoeks are all the descendants of 
Rev. James Badcock of Plymouth, and Newton. 

BADCOCK, Caleb, of Windham, m. Abigail More, Jan. 21, 1713 ; 
issue: Sarah, b. Nov. 19, 1713, d. Nov. 19; Mary, b. April 22, 
1716; Jonathan, b. June 10, 1718. Mary Badcock, the wife of 
Jonathan, d. aged 63, on the 28th day of March, 1719. Abigail, the 
wife of Caleb, d. April 21, 1719, aged 31. Caleb m. for his second 
wife, Susannah Glover, May 18, 1721. (See BABCOCK.) 

In Nov., 1642, the Court at New Haven, ordered Jervis Boykin, 
to pay GEORGE BADCOCKE, 20^., for taking his barrow without 
leave. Who was this George Badcock, as early as 1642 ? If he 
had not resided at New Haven, he probably would not have owned 
a wheel-barrow there. 

BADGER, DANIEL, moved from Hartford, to North Coventry. 
He had sons, Daniel and Moses. The first settler there was John 
Bissell, Jr., from Lebanon, (originally of Windsor,) — his deed was 
dated July, 1716, and his deed of land in South Coventry, is dated 
Oct , 1715. Ancestor of Hon. Samuel Badger, of Philadelphia. Bad- 
ger, U. S. Senator, is a descendant. Farmer says Giles, Nathaniel 
and Richard Badger, were of Newbury, Mass., in 1647. Giles d.* 
there, in 1648. John, of Newbury, Mass., free 1673-4. 

BAGER, (Badger ;) this name has two coats of arms. 

BADGER, DANIEL, m. Tabitha, of Suffield, and had Hannah, 
b. Nov. 4, 1722, d. Dec. 16, 1723 ; John, b. Dec. 6, 1723. 

*BAILY, JOHN, 1648, viewer of chimneys and ladders, at Hart- 
ford. He was a constable in Hartford, March, 1656-7; made free 

* The different orthography of spelling names, often leads relatives to deny and disown their 
own blood relations, descended from the same common ancestor, not only in England, but this 
country ; land for the purpose of showing the little reliance that should be placed upon the 
manner of spelling names, I annex the name of Bailey, spelt in all the forms found. I also, 
among all the manners of spelling the name of Talcott on the records, notice more than fifty 
ways, Talkott, Taylcoat, &c., and yet it is perfectly evident, but one, of the name of Talcolt, 
came to this Colony. The name of Hicox, by most of the descendants of Samuel, of Waterbury, 
is now spelt either Hicock, or Hickock or Hickcock, though one of the family at Danbury, spells the 
name Hicox. Names are often spelt two or three different ways in the same will. The name 
of Boreman at Wethersfield, is now generally spelt Boardman, and by this change, lost their 
coat of arms, and take the coat of arms of Boardman. Burnap has changed to Burnet. And 
Lankton to Langdon. 






























May, 1657. He resided at Haddam, in 1676, d. at Haddam and his 
will proved in 1696, Nathaniel Baily, Executor. Estate £186, 
10*. 6d. : had a suit in court at Hartford, 1642. 

BAILEY, JOHN, was one of the twenty-eight original purchasers 
of Haddam, and removed there about 1662, from Hartford. He had 
sons, Benjamin and John. BENJAMIN, son of John Bailey, had .sons, 
John, Benjamin and Nathaniel. JOHN BAILEY, son of John, had 
sons, John, Ephraim, Jonathan and David. NATHANIEL had sons, 
Daniel and Ezekiel. JOHN, son of Benjamin, had sons : John, Na- 
than, Jeremiah, Amos, James and William. EPHRAIM, grandson 
of John, Sen., had sons: Ephraim, Jacob, Gideon, Stephen, Jabez, 
Caleb, Abijah, William, Oliver and a 2d Ephraim. Most of the 
name in Connecticut, are descended from John, of Haddam. BAI- 
LIS, THOMAS, was a defendant in Court at Hartford, in 1642. 
JAMES and MARY BAILEY, had children b. at Killingworth : 
Sarah, b. Sept. 3, 1683. Rev. JAMES, minister of Killingworth, 
lost his wife Mary, by death, Oct. 28, 1688. ELIZABETH, wife 
of John Bailey, d. March 29, 1728-9. NICHOLAS BAY LEY 
was made free at Hartford, by the General Court, in 1663. JO- 
SEPH BAYLEY, of Huntington, L. I., 1664, made free by Gen- 
eral Court at Hartford. THOMAS BAYLY had a home lot in Mil- 
ford, in 1646. He sold three acres to Wm. Brooks, before 1646. 
and wife Jane, had issue b. at Middletown, viz., Phebe, b. 1736 ; 
Elijah, b. 1738 ; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1740 ; James, b. 1743. 
David, the father, d. Aug. 18, 1747. THOMAS BAYLEY made free 
in Massachusetts, in 1640. THOMAS and HANNAH BAYLY, 
of Weymouth, had a son John, b. 1687. THOMAS, of Weymouth, 
freeman, 1666. JOHN and JAMES BAILY, of Weymouth, made 
free 1673. .lONAS, of Black Point, 1657. SAMUEL and MARY 
BAYLEY, of Weymouth, in 1667, also THOMAS, and RUTH his 
wife, 1670. JOHN BAYLY, Sen., and Jr., of Salisbury, Mass., 
1650. NATHANIEL, 1662. ISAAC and JOSEPH, of Newbury, 
free, 1690. THEOPHILUS, of Lynn, free 1691. JOSHUA, of 
Salisbury, free in Massachusetts, 1690. JONAS BAYLI, Andrew 
Browne, George Bartlet, John Austin, signed a petition "to the 
Hon^ Court att York," July 4, 1663. BAILEY has a coat of arm?. 
BAILLES, (Yorkshire, granted 1578,) one. BAILLIE has se^- 
en. BAILLY, one. BAYLEE, BAILIE or BAILEY, one. 
BAYLES, one. BAYLIE, one. BAYLEY, eight. BAYLY, 
five. PALMER BAYLEY, aged 21 years, a miller, came to 


New England, in the Planter. ROBERT BAYLIE, aged 23, 

Thomas Bull, aged 25, embarked in the Hopewell, Thomas Babb, 

Master, for New England, Sept. 11. 

BAKER, (Bacor, Bakor, Baiker,) JEFRY, of Windsor, m. 

Jane Rockwell, Nov. 15, 1642, and had children : Samuel, b. March 

30-1, 1644; Hepziba, b. May 10, 1646; Mary, b. July 15, 1649; 

daughter Abiell, b. Dec. 23, 1652, d. ; Joseph, b. June 18, 

1655. SAMUEL, son of Jeffery and Jane, m. Sarah Cook, June 30, 

1670. Jeffery Baker d. 1655. He was an original settler at 

BAKER, JOSEPH, of Windsor, son of Jeffery, b. June 18, 1655, m. 

Hannah, widow of Thomas Buckland, daughter of Nathaniel Cook, 

Jan. 30, 1676 ; she was b. Sept. 21, 1655 : children by Baker, viz., 

Joseph, Jr., b. April 13, 1678; Lidda, b. July 15, 1681. Joseph d. 

in 1691. His will dated 1691. {Windsor Eec.) 

BAKER, JOHN, resided in Baker's Lane, in Hartford, in 1667, 

and chimney viewer, in 1665 : m. Lidia Basey, and had sons, John 

and Joseph. 

BAKER, JOSEPH, of Hartford, was a son of John Baker, who 

m. Miss Basey. He, Joseph, d. before his father, and the seventeen 

acres of land given him by his grandmother, Abigail Basey, was 

distributed to Joseph's brothers. 

BAKER, JOHN,' Jr., d. 1097, left widow Mary, and children: 

Joseph, aged 7 ; Elizabeth, 4, and John. 

BAKER, (Backer, Bacor,) JOHN, Jr., m. Marcy Gary, of 

Windham, Dec. 17, 1744 : issue, b. at Windham, Susanna, b. Feb. 

17, 1745-6; John, b. Sept. 27, 1747; Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1749; 
Walter, Elijah, 2d Elijah, Phebe ; Hannah, July 4, 1703. 

BAKER, JOHN, in 1675, received payment of the town of Ded- 

ham, Mass., for military services in Philip's war. JOSEPH BA- 
ker, son of Joseph, was slain by Indians, Aug. 29, 1676. {N. 
Hampton Record.) JACOB, of Tolland, 1743 ; children : Joseph, 
Samuel, John, Hannah Gurley, Allis Baker, Heman, Abigail Baker. 
JACOB, of Woodbury, in 1755. SAMUEL, of Wethersfield, m. 
Sarah Cook, 1670, also Mary, May 19, 1687, and had William b. 
June 14, 1689; Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1691. LANSLET, shipwright, 
1649. TFIOMAS is in the list of Free Planters, at Milford, Nov. 
29, 1639, where he continued until 1650, when he removed to East 
Hariipton, L. Island, and became a Magistrate there under the Gov- 
ern.xent of Connecticut. He was a member of the upper house of 
the Legislature, held at Hartford, May 17, 1660 ; also, Oct. 9, 1662; 


also, r,lay 14, 1663 ; also, Magistrate, May 20, 1658-9, 1661. This 
name yet continues on Long Island, and in New York. THOMAS 
BAKER, Wyllys, Gold, Richard Treat, Thomas Tappin, Wolcott, 
Sherman, Howell and Thurston Rayner, were magistrates at the 
General Court, in 1663. THOMAS, had a daughter Elizabeth b. 
at Roxbury, Mass., in 1641. TIMOTHY, of Wethersfield, d. 1709. 
This name was early in the New Haven Colony, and early in many 
towns in Massachusetts. Farmer says, ALEXANDER, of Boston, 
1635. EDWARD, of Lynn, 1638. JOHN, of Ipswich, 1634. 
JOHN, of Boston, 1640. JOHN, of Dover, 1647. JOHN, of Ded- 
ham, 1641. NATHANIEL, of Hingham, 1635. Thirteen per- 
sons of the name of Baker, graduated at Harvard College, before 
1S49, and nine at Yale College, before 1850. THOMAS had land 
at Milford, in 1643, and voted that a foot way to the meeting-house 
should be allowed and maintained with convenient stiles, from the 
West End, and that brother Thomas Baker, should support the stiles 
at the meeting-house, for the outside. The General Court of Mil- 
ford, in June, 1646, gave him a large house lot, in Milford, of seven 
and a half acres. JOHN, of Dover, N. H., had a grant of fifty 
acres of land at Cocheco, in 1642, left Dover, soon after 1650. 
DANIEL, of Tolland, d. 1743 ; issue: Abigail, Joseph, Jr., Sam- 
uel, Hannah Gurley (Baker,) John Baker, Heman Baker. JO. BA- 
KER, Jo. Bennet, Jo. Austin, and others, on the 1st day of Auo-., 
1635, as per the certificate from Gravesend, embarked in the Eliza- 
beth, de Lo. Christopher Browne, Master, to Virginia. THOMAS 
BAKER, Jo. Bishop and Dorothy Bradlie, came bound to Virginia, 
in the ship Paul, of London, in 1635. THOMAS, free, Mass., 1649. 
JOHN, made freeman in Massachusetts, 1634 ; also, WILLIAM and 
NICHOLAS, freemen, Massachusetts, March, 1635-6 ; also, ED- 
WARD, freeman in Massachusetts, 1638-9. JOSEPH and son were 
slain by Indians, near Northampton, in 1675. ALEXANDER, 1646. 
JOHN, free, Massachusetts, 1647. TIMOTHY, took the oath of al- 
legiance at Northampton, Mass., Feb. 8, 1678. JOHN was a tax 
payer at Dover, N. Hampshire, in 1648. JOHN, of Dorchester, free- 
man, 1673. NATHANIEL, and his wife, Mercy, of Barnstable, 
had issue, viz., Benny, b. Aug. 15, 1705, and nine afterwards 
THOMAS, Portsmouth, free, 1665. ELDER BAKER, of Newport. 
R. I. founded a Baptist Church, in N. Kingstown, R. I. Mr. JAMES 
d. at Dorchester, March 30, 1721, aged 69 years. SAMUEL d at 
Lynn, 1666. THOMAS, of Lynn, free, 1691. EDWIN, of Lynn, 


1691. Elizabeth and Dorothy Baker were transported in the Annerica, 
Wm. Barker, Master, to Virginia,* from England, 1635. BAKER 
is an old name at Hartford and Milford, in Conn., and at Boston, 
Dorchester, Charlestown, Roxbury, and other places in Massachu- 
setts, and at Dover, New Hampshire. Rev. DANIEL, b. in Ded- 
ham ; educated at Harvard ; ordained, 1712, at Sherburne. JOHN, 
free in Massachusetts, 1641. JOHN, in 1642. RICHARD, free 
in Massachusetts, 1642. JOHN, of Cape Porpus, 1653. BASEY 
BAKER m. Hannah Willet, April 1, 1696, and had a son Nathan- 
iel b. at Hartford, Dec. 4, 1696-7, d. — ; Basey, b. April 4, 1698, 
d. — ; 2d Basey, b. May 10, 1699, d. 1701 ; 2d Nathaniel, b. Sept. 
10, 1702 ; Hannah, b. Feb. 2-5, 1704-5, d. — ; Timothy, b. Jan. 

15, 1706-7 ; Ebenezer, b. Dec. 15, 1708 ; Jeremiah, b. June 10, 
1712. Basey removed to Middletown, and had Hannah, b. July 12, 
1715, and Susannah, b. Dec. 21, 1718, at Middletown. The father 
d. at Middletown, Sept. 4, 1723, and his son Jeremiah d. young. 
BAKER has thirty-four coats of arms. BAKER'S COMPANY, (of 
London,) one, and BAKER'S COMPANY, (of Exeter,) one. Bar- 
ker or Baker, (Scotland,) has a coat of arms. ALEX ANDER, aged 

28, and his wife Elizabeth, aged 23, and Elizabeth, aged 3 years, 
and Christian, one year old, embarked for New England, in the 
Elizabeth and Ann, Wm. Cooper Master. NICHOLAS graduated 
at St. John's College, (A. B.) 1631. SAMUEL, aged 30, embarked 
in the Elizabeth and Ann, for New England, May 12, — . FRAN- 
CIS, aged 24, embarked in the Planter, Nic. Trarice, Master, for 
New England, with a certificate from the minister of Great St. Al- 
bans, in Hertfordshire, and " Attestaqon " from the Justice of Peace, 
according to the Lord's Order, April 2, 1635. 

BALCH, EBENEZER, of Wethersfield, Conn., m. Sarah Bel- 
den, June 28, 1750 : had Sarah, b. April 1, 1751 ; Jonathan B., b. 
Nov. 14, 1754 ; Mary, b. Nov. 17, 1752. His wife d. April 3, 
1756, aged 29 ; and he m. for his second wife, Lois Belden, Nov. 

29, 1756, and had Lois, b. Feb. 27, 1758, d. 1760 : Joseph, b. Feb. 

16, 1760; 2d Lois, b. Dec. 20, 1761 ; Lucy, b. Dec. 21, 1763; 

• Our ancestors in England, knew very little of America, previous to its settlement, in Vir- 
ginia and Plymouth, and even as late as 1640, a town in tflis colony was bounded west on the 
wilderness, and the Mohawk. As Virginia was settled some years earlier than any other colo- 
ny, every part of tliis country was probably called Virginia In England, and hence the reason why 
so many of the first vessels are certified as embarking for Virginia, when the same vessels appear 
to have landed their passengers in the Plymouth and Massachusetts colonies, some of whom 
were soon after found in Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor. 



Ebenezer, b. Aug. 30, 1766 ; Timothy, b. Oct. 26, 1768 ; William, 
b. May 17, 1778. His second wife d. May 23, 1793 ; all b. in 

BALCH, Rev. WILLIAM, H. C, 1724, of Bradford, Mass., d. 
Jan. 12, 1792, aged 87. John Balch from Bridgewater, in Somer- 
setshire, Eng., was of Cape Ann, as early as 1625, settled at Salem, 
in 1626, where he d. in 1648. His wives were Margaret and Ag- 
nes. {Felt.) This name is yet found in Connecticut, at Hart- 
ford, Berlin and other towns, probably descended from the family 
at Wethersfield, in 1750. It was not an early name in the Colony. 

TIMOTHY and JOSEPH, were early settlers at Milford, in the 
New Haven Colony, and were free planters there, Nov. 29, 1639, 
with power to act, in the election of their officers in the plantation. 
JOHN is also recorded at Milford, immediately after, in the list of 
those who were not in church fellowship, and therefore deprived of 
voting for their public officers, (membership being a requisite qual- 
ification for Q. free planter.) JOHN, Sen., d. at Milford, in 1681. 
RICHARD d. in 1665, and the inventory of his estate was present- 
ed at Court in Hartford, by Robert Treat, Sept. 28, 1665 ; and his 
eldest son, Richard, was then 19 years old ; Sarah, 17 ; Temper- 
ance, about 15 ; Mary, 12 ; a daughter, 8 ; Zecheriah, 5 ; and Bar- 
nabas, 3 years old ; Martha, b. April 1, 1663. Perhaps he was the 
RICHARD, of Braintree, in 1637. NATHANIEL, of Milford, d. 
in 1692. There was a NATHANIEL in Fairfield, as early as 
1641 and '9, perhaps the same who was at Milford in 1639. TIM- 
OTHY, of Milford, d. in 1664. He left children : Mary, who m. 
Benjamin Smith ; Sarah, who m. Buckingham ; Hannah ; Timothy, 
Jr., b. June 12, 1658 ; perhaps others. NATHANIEL, a brother 
of OBADI AH and RICHARD, of Milford, removed to " Cohansee," 
about 1702. (M/f. i^ec. Vol. I., p. 140.) Three of the Baldwins, 
of Milford, viz., JOSEPH, JOHN and BENJAMIN, went to and 
settled at Newark, N. J., where their names are now found record- 
ed as early settlers. BENJAMIN was quite young, and a son of 
JOSEPH. He was baptized at Milford, in 1644. Their descend- 
ants are numerous now, at Newark, Orange, and other parts of New 
Jersey. There was a MICHAEL at New Haven, who came there 
from Branford, at a later period. His daughter, Ruth, m. Hon. Joel 
Barlow. Clarissa, her sister, accompanied Mr. Barlow and his lady 
1o France. The latter m. Col. Bomford, of the U. S. Army. There 
was a JOHN BALDWIN, from Milford, who settled at New Lon- 


don, on the Groton side of the river ; freeman there, 1669 ; at New 
London or Groton, 1672. There was also a JOHN at Milford, and 
another JOHN at Norwich, freeman in 1666, townsman in 1669. 
John, of New London, (or Groton,) m. Rebecca Cheesbrough, (wid- 
ow,) July 24, 1672. He d. Aug. 19, 1683, and left issue. Rebec- 
ca, his wife, was the daughter of Walter Palmer, of Stonington. 
She m. first, Elisha Cheesbrough, (son of William,) April 20, 1665. 
Elisha d. Sept., 1670. {Trumhull and Record.) John is found 
noted as a proprietor, at Stonington, but probably never resided 
there. JOHN, who settled at Norwich, Conn., about 1662, m. Han- 
nah Burchard, or Burchett, of Guilford, in 1653. Where he came 
from to Guilford, I find no evidence. He left Guilford, soon after the 
birth of his second child, and nothing more is known of him, until 
he is found at Norwich, in 1662. That he was the son of Richard, 
or either of the Baldwins of Milford, no record at Milford proves. 
John, who settled at Groton, was from Milford, as was JOHN, who 
m. Marie Bruen, of New London. The family tradition, as to 
JOHN, Sen., of Norwich, is relied upon, and is probably as correct 
as any record yet found, to show who he was, and where from, viz., 
"That John, the father of the Norwich family, had no brother ; that 
he came to New England when quite young, and afterwards returned 
to England, where he learned the trade of a cabinet maker, and then 
returned and settled at Norwich, about 1662." This may account, 
in some measure, for his whereabouts from 1656 to 1662, when he 
is found in Norwich. There were many persons in Massachusetts 
and Connecticut and New Haven Colonies, by the name of John 
Baldwin. John, Sen., of Millord, who the record says m. Marie 
Bruen, of Pequot, daughter of John, (no date,) but their first child, 
Mary, was b. Sept. 7, 1654 ; John, b. April 13, 16.57 ; Abigail, b. 

Nov. 15, 1658 ; Obadiah, b. Oct. 29, 1660 ; Sarah b. 20, 1663 ; 

a son, b. 2d week in June, 1665. {Mil/. Record.) (Query. Did he 
marry a daughter of John Bruen, or was it a daughter of Obadiah 
Bruen, of New London ? He calls one of his sons Obadiah, and 
no John Bruen is found at New London, as early as 1654, except 
John, the son of Obadiah, who at that time could not have had daugh- 
ters as old as this Marie must have been, when she married. Not 
orkly so, the Milford record says, JOHN, the son of JOHN, Sen., m. 
Hannah, daughter of Obadiah Bruen, of New London, Oct. 30, 
1663. This JOHN removed to Newark, N. J., with his wife's 
father, Bruen, (perhaps m. 2 daughters of Obadiah.) There was 
also JOHN, son of Nathaniel, of Milford, m. Hannah, a daughter 


of Richard Osborn, Nov. 19, 1B63, and others of the name at Mil- 
ford. JOHN, Sen,, of Norwich, who m. at Guilford, had a son, 
John, b. 1654, and Hannah, b. 1656. He, soon after this birth, dis- 
appeared at Guilford. No positive evidence is found, that JOHN, 
Sen., of Norwich, was the son of Richard, of Milford, or Richard, 
of Saybrook. If he was, Richard, of Saybrook, must have been 
aged. Miss Calkins remarks, that ''John must have been of trans- 
atlantic birth, as John, Jr., was of man's age, previous to 1678." 
"JOHN, the proprietor of Norwich, had two sons: 1st, John, d. in 
1700, and left no sons ; 2d, Thomas, who m., in 1684, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of John Calkins, she d.," by whom he had no sons. He m. Abigail 
Lay, for his 2d wife, and had sons : Thomas, b. 1701 ; John, b. 
1704, and Ebenezer, b. 1710. Hon. Simeon Baldwin, late deceased, 
of New Haven, was of this family. He was b. at Norwich, in 
1761, and son of Ebenezer, who was son of Thomas, by his 2d wife, 
who was son of John, Sen., of Norwich. CHRISTOPHER C, of 
Worcester, Mass., was born at Norwich, and a descendant of JOHN, 
Sen., of Norwich. 

JOHN BALDWIN, and Joann, of Dedham, had a son, JOHN, b. in 
1635. There were a JOHN and Mary who came to New England 
in the Speedwell, of London, Robert Lock, master, in 1656. JOHN, 
of Billerica, Mass., made free, 1690, and another JOHN, made free 
there in 1670. There was a JOHN, one of the finst settlers of Staf- 
ford, Conn. Widow Baldwin, of New Haven Colony, in 1643, with 
an estate of £800. HENRY, of Woburn, Mass., free, 1652. JO- 
SEPH, of Hadley, free, 1666. JOHN, of Billerica, free, 1670. 
JOSEPH, Sen., and Jr., of Hatfield, took the oath of allegiance 
in Massachusetts, 1678. NATHANIEL, a brother of Obadiah and 
Richard, of Milford, removed to Cohansee, about 1702. (See Milf. 
Eec, Vol. I., p. 140.) The BALDWINS, of Durham, Conn., were 
from Milford, and the Baldwins, of Durham, N. Y., originated at 
Durham, Conn., as did the Hulls, Tibbals's and Fields. Rev. 
DWIGHT BALDWIN, the missionary, was also of this family, as 
was Rev. ELIHU, D. D., former President of Wabash College, in In- 
diana. GEORGE, of Boston, had a son, JOHN, b. 1639, d. 1643; 
perhaps the George, who was at Huntington, L. I., in 1672. HEN- 
RY, of Woburn, free, 1652, supposed from Devonshire, Eng. He 
m. Phebe Richardson, in 1649, and had sons: Henry, John and 
Daniel. {Far.) EZRA, of Durham, Conn., was Deacon there, and 
d. March 26, 1782, aged 76. Mehitabel, daughter of Joseph, of 
Hadley, Mass., d. there, July 11, 1670. Mary, daughter of Joseph 


and Mary, d. there, Dec. 17, 1674. Martha m. John Hawks, of 
Hadley, Dec. 26, 1667. JO. BALDIN, aged 13, and WILLIAM 
BALDIN, aged 9, came to New England, embarked in the Picdcowe, 
per certificate from the minister of his " conformitie," and from " Sir 
Edward Spencer, resident neere Branford." 

Rev. ASHBEL BALDWIN, formerly of Litchfield, .was rector at 
Litchfield and Stratford. He was ordained in 1785 ; d. at Roches- 
ter, N. Y., 1846, aged 89 years. 

Gen. AUGUSTUS BALDWIN was b. in Goshen, Conn., re- 
moved to Ohio, settled at Franklin, was appointed President of a 
Bank. He d. in 1838, aged about 50. JEHIEL, d. June, 1831, 
aged 101 years. ELI was an early settler in Ohio, from New Mil- 
ford, Conn, where he became a popular political partisan, and was 
nominated for Governor. Hon. ABRAHAM, of Georgia, was a na- 
tive of Connecticut. 

BALDWIN, Rev. EBENEZER, son of Ebenczcr, of Norwich, 
and brother of Hon. Simeon, late deceased, of New Haven, gradu- 
ated at Yale College, in 1763; was Tutor at Yale College, from 
1766 to 1770. He was ordained at Danbury, Sept. 19, 1770, and 
d. Oct. 1, 1776, aged 31 years. He was a man of splendid talents. 
He gave his Society ,£300, for the support of the gospel in said So- 
ciety. Thomas, D. D., was a Baptist minister at Boston, b. at Nor- 
wich, Conn., Dec. 23, 1753. He was for a time in New Hamp- 

NoTE. — By the record at Newark, N. J., it appears that Deacon Lawrence Ward, of Newark, 
died in 1670, and left no children ; that Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Baldwin, of Hadley, Mass., 
was a sister of said Ward ; that said Elizabeth (Ward) Baldwin authorized her son, John Catlin, 
and John Ward, (" turners,") of Newark, to act for her in relation to the estate of their uncle, 
Lawrence Ward (S. H. Conger, Esq.) Robert Lyman was a relative of John Catlin, as the 
Newark record shows. 

Who was this Elizabeth Baldwin, wife of Joseph Baldwin, of Hadley, and where from, to 
have been the mother of John Catlin. of Newark, and sister of Deacon Ward, at Newark 1 
Deacon L. Ward was probably an old man, and his sister, Elizabeth Baldwin, of Hadley, per- 
Iiaps not many years younger. The Wards, who were the first settlers at Newark, went from 
Wethersfield to Branford, and Ihence to Newark. John, Jr., one of the first, was a cousin of 
Catlin's, and probably a son of a brother of the Deacon. If John Catlin was a son of Elizabeth 
Baldwin, of Hadley, and nephew of Deacon Ward, of Newark, her first husband must have 
been a Catlin. The Record of JVewark, and Covger, both say that Catlin and his wife, Mary, were at 
Newark until about 1682, when Catlin sold out to Henry Lyon, and there being no record af his 
death, it is supposed that he and his wife, Mary, left Newark. (See THOMAS CATLIN,) 
Joseph Baldwin, of Hadley, is not found on the Newark record. John, Sen., John, Jr,, and 
Benjamin Baldwin, were the only persons of the name, early at Newark. These three took the 
oath of allegiance to the Dutch, in 1673, with the other inhabitants of Newark. Of all the 
John Baldwins, early in Connecticut and Massachusetts, which went to Norwich? Let rela- 
tives determine who John of Norwich was. Lawrence went from New Haven to New Jersey. 


shire, and was living in 1807. He proved himself in no way infe- 
rior to his brothers, in talents and usefulness. 

BALDWIN, MICHAEL, was from Branford, to New Haven. 
He d. at New Haven, in 1787, and left his son, Hon. Abraham, by- 
first wife, and perhaps daughters, and left six younger children by 
his second wife, with a small estate'. Hon. Abraham, his son, was 
b. in 1754 ; graduated at Yale College, in 1772 ; Tutor at Yale 
College, from 1775 to 1779. He removed to Georgia, and became 
one of the founders of the University at Athens, Ga., and afterwards 
President. He was a member of the Legislature, and elected to 
Congress in 1785, from Georgia, where he was continued until 1799, 
and was elected Senator of the U. States, and d. at Washington, 
D. C, March 4, 1807, aged 53, while Senator. He never married, 
Hon. Henry, a half-brother of Hon. Abraham, was educated by his 
brother Abraham, and graduated at Yale College, in 1797, read law, 
and settled at Pittsburg, Penn., where he became eminent in his pro- 
fession, was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania, and a Judge of 
the S. Court in Pennsylvania. Michael, his brother, graduated at 
Yale College, in 1795, read law, and removed to Ohio. 

BALLANTINE, WILLIAM and HANNAH, his wife, of Bos- 
ton, as early as 1653. He was probably from Scotland:* the exact 
time he came to Boston is not known to the writer. The town re- 
cords show the births of some children, viz., John and Hannah, b. 
Sept. 29, 1653 ; William, b. Sept. 22, 1655 ; David, b. Aug. 24, 
1656 ; the two last died; second William, b. Dec. 20, 1657; second 

• The following letter from John Ballantine, in Scotland, to Col. John Ballantine, of Boston, 
Mass., shows that Mr. William Ballantine, of Boston, the ancestor of those of the name in this 
country, was from Scotland, viz. 

"Ayr, Scotland, Feb. 11, 1707. 

" Capt. Samuel Heath by whom this is conveyed, having given me and my family so satisfying 
an account of your welfare, and that you are so happily married to a gentlewoman of a very 
honorable family, I cordially congratulate you happiness, and shall be glad to hear of your pros- 
perity, — seeming there is a happy union concluded between us, (Scotland and England) — I 
hope as long as it will tend to mutual advantage. The circumstances of trade in this place 
are at present very low, but now I hope it will revive. Be pleased by the first good hand to 
advise me, what goods of our product may turn to the best account, and what may be returned 
to profit, from your place, that thereby some here may make a trip to Boston. My sons are 
yet too young to travel, the eldest being fourteen years, and at school. But if it please God to 
spare you and them, they may be so happy as to see you in Boston. This with my cordial re- 
spects to yourself and lady, to your aunts, sisters and their husbands, (if married.) May the 
blessings of the upper and nether springs be upon you and yours. I remain, Sir, your affection- 
ate grand-uncle and humble servant, John Ballantine. 

" P. S. My spouse, my four (or five sons,) and my four daughters, do present their humble ser- 
vice to you and your lady, and to all their relatives with you. J. B." 


David, b. Feb. .5, 1659; Elizabeth, b. March 8, 1660; Benjamin, 
b. July 22, 1661 ; second Hannah, b. Nov. 15, 1662 ; Sarah, b. 
Sept. 18, 1664; third William, b. Nov. 26, 1665 ; Susanna, b. Feb. 
2, 1668 ; Jonathan, b. Sept. 19, 1669. His will, dated Dec. 6, 
1669 ; his inventory taken same month and year. David, Hannah, 
last William, Susanna and Jonathan, were provided for in his will. 
The journal of Rev. John Ballentine, deceased, of Westfield, says, 
that his great-grandfather had issue : John, a daughter who m. Ben- 
jamin Webb, of Braintree, and third Sarah, who m. John Barnard. 
Webb had several children, viz., Rev. Benjamin Webb, of Eastham, 
and Rev. Nathan Webb, of Uxbridge, and others. Mr. Barnard 
had two children, viz., Matthew, m. Deborah Vail, house-wright, and 
Jonathan, who married and settled in England, and had several 

BALLANTINE, Capt. JOHN, the son of William, Sen., b. 1653, 
member of the ar. co. in 1682, and captain of it in 1703, d. April 27, 
1734. He m. for his first wife, Lydia Barret, of Boston, and had 
issue : John, Jr., b. 1674 or '5 ; Sarah ; Lydia, b. June 2, 1676 ; 
William, b. 1679 ; second Lydia, b. Oct. 24, 1682; left a large es- 
tate. Mary, widow of Capt. John, her will dated Sept. 5, 1738. She 
notices her daughter-in-law Mary, relict of Col. John Ballantine, and 
their children John, William and Mary ; she gave to her daughter- 
in-law, Sarah Wharton, and her grand-daughter, Mary Kneeland, 
and kinswoman, Mary Harvey, of Taunton, but the larger part of her 
estate she gave to her daughter-in-law, Lydia, unmarried. (Perhaps 
the estate of John, Sen.) Col. John, Jr., only son of John, Sen., and 
grandson of William, Sen., of Boston, graduated at Harvard College, 
1694, a member of the ar. co., 1694, Col. of militia, many years 
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, and General Sessions of the 
Peace, a Representative of Boston, at the General Court. He mar- 
ried Mary Winthrop, daughter of Adam Winthrop, Sen., Esq., of 
Boston, and sister of Adam, formerly one of the Council and Chief 
Justice of an inferior court. Col. John and Mary had children : John, 
b. Oct. 1705, d. ; Lydia, b. March 31, 1715 ; second John, b. Oct. 
30, 1716 ; two Marys ; William, b. Aug. 3, 1724 ; perhaps others. 
Col. John, or John Ballantine, Esq., made his will in 1734, and made 
his wife Mary and her brother, Hon. Adam Winthrop, executors. 
He names children, John, Mary and William, and his sisters Sarah 
Wharton and Lydia Ballantine. He d. Jan. 2, 1735, (0. S.) His 
widow Mary d. Oct. 18, 1739, aged 56 years. 

BALLANTINE, Rev. JOHN, son of Col. John, of Boston, whose 


mother was Mary Winthrop, daughter of Adam, was b. Oct. 30, 
1716 ; graduated at Harvard College, 1735, and settled at Westfield, 
Mass., in the ministry, 1741 : he had previously preached at Prov- 
idence, at Marlborough, Stoughton, &c. H.e preached at Westfield 
thirty-five years, where he died Feb. 1*2, 1776, aged 59 years. He 
married Mary Gay, daughter of Lusher Gay, of Dedham, Mass., a 
sister of Ebenezer Gay, D. D., of Suffield, Conn., and of Richard 
Gay, of Granby, Conn., Sept. 20, 1743, and had children, viz., Mary, 
b. Dec. 10, 1744; Lydia, b. April 20, 1747, d. Aug. 27, 1749; 
John, b. April 18, 1750, d. single April 17, 1833 ; Rev. William Gay 
Ballantine, b. July 11, 1751; Winthrop, b. March 16, 1754, d. 
1758 ; Ebenezer, b. July 14, 1756 ; Lydia, b. March 15, 1759, 
m. Seth King ; second Winthrop, b. June 9, 1762, m. R.uth Chapin, 
of Salisbury, Conn. Mary, daughter of Rev. John Ballantine, of 
Westfield, m. Oct. 17, 1769, Maj. Gen. John Ashley, of Shefl^ield, 
Mass. (See ASHLEY.) Mrs. Mary, wife of Rev. John, d. Oct. 
7, 1794, aged 67. Lusher Gay, of Dedham, in a letter to his daugh- 
ter Mary, wife of Rev. John Ballantine, dated March 4, 1744, 
speaks of her aunt Fairbanks. Rev. John, son of Rev. John, of 
Westfield, graduated at Harvard College, July, 1768. (President 
Holyoke'gave Rev. John Ballantine his second degree the first com- 
mencement he officiated, and his son John his first degree the last 
commencement he officiated.) He was licensed to preach April 28, 
1773, but was never settled in the ministry or married. He d. April 
17, 1833, aged 83 years. (Second degree July 17, 1771.) 

BALLANTINE, Rev. WILLIAM GAY, son of Rev. John, of 
Westfield, graduated at Harvard College, July 17, 1771, and was 
licensed to preach in August, 1773; read theology with Rev. Mr. 
Parsons, of Amherst, Mass. June 15, 1774, he was ordained pastor 
of the church in Hartwood ; afterwards he settled at Washington, 
Mass., where he died Nov. 30, 1820. He m. Ann King, and had 
two children, viz., Ann, m. Rev. Isaiah Watrous, of Albany, and 
William Gay, who now resides in Suffield, Conn., where he is a 
wealthy farmer, m. and has a family. 

EBENEZER, son of Rev. John Ballantine, of Westfield, gradua- 
ted at Yale College, in 1777 ; he studied medicine and surgery, and 
became a surgeon in the army during the war of tlie revolution, and 
was for a time a surgeon at West Point, N. Y. ; afterwards he settled 
in his profession at Schodack Landing, N. Y., and became eminent in 
his profession as physician and surgeon. He removed with his fam- 
ily to Marion, Ohio, in 1822, where he d. in the autumn of 1823, 


aged 67 years. He m. Mary Osborn, b. at Waterbury, Ct., Jan. 22, 
1773, m. Dec. 5, 1793, and had issue : John, b. Dec. 17, 1794, d. 
1796 ; Mary, b. April 30, 1796, she m. Rev. Eldad Barber, of Ohio, 
and had a son Henry B., she d. at his birth Sept., 1832 ; second 
John, b. Jan. 19, 1798 ; Ebenezer, Jr., b. Aug. 25, 1799, d. single 
in 1823; Osborn, b. Dec. 15, 1801, d. 1823, single; Anner Thank- 
ful, b. Nov. 17, 1805 ; William Gay, b. Aug. 22, 1807 ; Elisha, b. 
Oct. 11, 1809 ; Henry, b. March 5, 1813. John, son of Dr. Eben- 
ezer, is settled as a farmer in Marion, Ohio ; he m. for his first wife 
Marietta Bowdish, of Thompson, Conn., and had Ebenezer, John, 
and other children. His wife d. and he m. a second wife, and has 
one child living by this marriage. 

Ebenezer Ballantine graduated at Yale College, in 1777. Four 
by the name of Ballantine had graduated at Harvard College, in 

ANNER THANKFUL m. Isaac Morgereidge, of Marion, Ohio, 
and has children : John, Mary, and other children. 

WILLIAM GAY, son of Dr. Ebenezer, m. Caroline Russell, of 
Ohio ; he was a farmer at Marion, Ohio ; he d. and left a widow 
and one child, William Henry. 

Rev. ELISHA, son of Dr. Ebenezer, graduated at the Ohio Uni- 
versity, in 1828 ; he read theology at the Theological Seminary at 
Prince Edward, Virginia ; after he was licensed to preach he be- 
came a Professor in the Theological Seminary at Prince Edward, 
Virginia, and afterwards a Professor of Languages in the Ohio Uni- 
versity ; afterwards settled at Prince Edward, Virginia, as Pastor 
of a church, where he remained about ten years, and in Jan., 1848, 
he became Pastor of the first Presbyterian Church, at the city of 
Washington, D. C, where he resided several years, until his health 
failed him. He m. Betsey Ann Watkins, daughter of Henry N. 
Watkins, a distinguished lawyer of Virginia, now deceased, and has 
six children, viz., Mary Osborn, Henry W., Ann, Elizabeth, Fanny 
and William Gay. Rev. Elisha is a fine scholar, and an eminent 

Rev. henry, son of Dr. Ebenezer, graduated at the Ohio Uni- 
versity, 1829, read theology and was licensed at Andovei", Mass., to 
preach in 1834, and was ordained as an Evangelist, at Columbus, 
Ohio, in 1835 ; he went as a missionary to India the same year, and 
resided at Bombay one year, at Ahmednugger thirteen years, and 
returned from India in 1850, with his family. He was m. in May, 
1835, to Elizabeth Darling, daughter of Hon. Joshua Darling, of 


Henniker, New Hampshire, and has six children, viz., Mary, Eliza- 
beth D., Julia Ann, Anna Maria, Henry and William, all b. in 
India. Rev. Henry is an excellent divine. 

SARAH, daughter of John Ballantine, Sen., m. John Wharton, 
and had children, viz., John, Mary, m. Joseph Kneeland, a goldsmith, 
Sarah, m. John Plaisted, Lydia, m. Richard Morton, Anna, Hannah, 
ni. Joshua Hill, periwig maker. Lydia, daughter of John Sen., d. 
unmarried. After the death of the first wife of John Ballantine, Sen., 
he m. Mrs. Mary Saxton, (maiden name Woodward,) had no issue : 
shed. Nov. 11, 1740, aged 80 years. 

Mary Ballantine, b. August 3, 1720, daughter of Col. John and 
Mary, m. Thomas Wade, of Bo.ston, Aug. 16, 1739, and had a son 
John Wade ; her husband d. Feb. 9, 1756 ; she d. at Westfield, 
Oct. 6, 1760 ; her son died at Washington, Mass., unmarried. 

William Ballantine, son of Col. John and Mary, of Boston, was a 
merchant in Boston. Rev. John Ballantine, of Westfield, says, 
" January, 1756, some time this month, died Mrs. Elizabeth Ballan- 
tine, relict of my brother William Ballantine, deceased." 

LYDIA, daughter of Rev. John, of Westfield, m. Seth King, of 
Sufiield, and had issue: Sally, Seth, John, Lydia, Mary, Ebenezer 
and Lucy. His wife d. Feb. 14, 1817, and he m. Mrs. Bascom, 
maiden name Reynolds, grand-daughter of Rev. Mr. Reynolds, of 

BALLANTINE, WINTHROP, son of Rev. John, of Westfield, 
m. Ruth Chapin, of Salisbury, Ct. He was for a time a druggist at 
Sheffield, Mass., and finally removed to Westfield, where he died. 
He had issue : Rhoda, m. Fowler, of Westfield ; Elizabeth, m. 
Chapman, now of Williamstown, Mass., and Ann Maria, m. Mr. 
Gates, now of Richmond, Mass. Ruth, wife of Winthrop, d. Sept. 
15, 1837. 

BALLARD, JOHN, of Willington, 1740, d. there in 1767. Sa- 
rah, his widow, m. Mr. Kingsbury : their children were Sherabiah, 
eldest son, Israel, John, Daniel, Joel, Sarah and Lydia. 

This name was at Lynn in 1637, in the person of William Bal- 
lard ; he was freeman and member of the ar. co. in 1638 ; he re- 
moved to Andover, and had sons, Joseph, William and John, who 
settled at Andover. Nathaniel, of Lynn, 1650. {Farmer.) 

BALLARD, HUMPHREY, m. Hannah Broughton, Nov. 6, 
1717, and had Zebulon, b. Nov. I, 1718 ; John, b. June 17, 1720 ; 
David, b. April 1, 1723 ; Joseph, b. Aug. 20, 1727 ; Abner, b. June 
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6, 1731, and d. ; Jeremiah, b. June 19, 1733-4. Humphrey Bal- 
lard d. May 22, 1735, at Windham. 

BALL, THOMAS, a servant to Thomas Dunke, of Saybrook, was 
drowned in a tan-vat of said Dunke, July 17, 1675. (Dunke was 
probably a tanner.) 

BALL, FRANCIS, of West Springfield, had a son Francis bap- 
tized there, Jan. 17, 1730-1. 

BALL, ROBERT, of Bolton, Conn., will offered in 1769; estate 
£209 ; children, Victora, James Hamilton, aged five years, Cathe- 
rine, Liston, Sarah and Thomas ; will dated Aug. 28, 1769 ; Saul 
Alverd, of Bolton, executor. This name was early in the New 
Haven Colony, but was not in the Connecticut Colony until after 

BALL, ALLING, was at New Haven in 1644. The name has 
been frequent at Branford. 

Farmer notices FRANCIS, of Springfield, 1644 ; JOHN BALL, 
of Concord, who came from Wiltshire, in England, admitted free- 
man, 1650, d. 1655 ; his son JOHN, of Watertown and Lancaster. 
NATHANIEL, who settled at Concord, had sons, Nathaniel, Eben- 
ezer, Eleazur and John ; RICHARD, of Salisbury, 1650. 

BALL, EDWARD, of Branford, Conn., Oct. 2, 1665, signed 
the rules with many others of Branford, to govern their town " upon 
Passaick River," in New Jersey, that none should be admitted free 
burgesses in their town, except such planters as were members of 
some of the Congregational churches, or elected magistrates, or to 
some judicial office, or assistants or deputies, to make or repeal laws, 
or to be elected to any chief military office, unless they were 
members of the church, &c. 

EDWAPvD was a first settler at " Brainford," Conn. 

JOHN free in Mass., 1650. 

BALL, RICHARD, a trader, was received an inhabitant and tax 
payer in Dover, N. H., in 1668. 

BALL, RICHARD, of Wells, at Wells, 1653. 

BALL, RICHARD, of Salisbury, Mass., before 1650. 

BALL, MATTHEW, was witness to the will of John Holland, 
of Dorchester, Mass., dated 16th, 10th, 1651. 

BALL, SAMUEL, of Springfield, freeman, 1681. 

BALL, JOHN, of Concord, free March, 1689-90 ; also NA- 

BALL, JONATHAN, of Springfield, freeman, 1690. 


BALL, Mr. DANIEL, d. at Waltham, March 9, 1717-18, aged 
34 years. 

BALL, SALLY, d. at Windsor, Conn., April 5, 1821, aged 58 
years. EDWARD, of Branford, Conn., removed to Newark, New 
Jersey, with Mr. Pierson's company, in 1666 or '7. 

EDWARD, and Joseph Harrison, of Newark, N. J., were ap- 
pointed attorneys for Newark, Oct. 18, 1686, to see the town orders 
executed, and prosecute offenders, and have one-half the sums re- 
covered for their fees. He signed with twenty-two others of Brain- 
ford, Oct. 2, 1665, the first instrument to settle at Newark, N. J., 
then and for a time after called Milford. He was prosecuted for a 
rescue with John Harrison, Feb., 1672-3, but released from the 
fines by paying court charges. In 1683-4, Edward Ball, Azariah 
Crane and Joseph Riggs, were appointed " to lay out the bounds be- 
tween us and Hockquecanung." In 1686-7, EDWARD was one 
of a large committee at Newark, " to take notice of all lands that 
persons had appropriated to themselves," and order how a fourth 
division of land should be laid out. Ephraim Burwell, from Mil- 
ford, was one of said committee ; Edward Ball was on another im- 
portant committee for Newark, in 1682. 

Ball has eight coats of arms, and Ball or Balle one. Balle has 

BALTUS, LOTT, was a squatter upon land in Sharon before it 
was sold ; he left the town in 1742, and resided afterwards in Ame- 
nia, N. Y. {Sedgwick.) 

BANBURY, JUSTIS, probably of Hartford ; will dated Nov. 30, 
1672. He notices, in his will, his daughter Plumbe ; Elizabeth 
Plumb ; Hanna Butleer, or Butler ; his daughter Butler and her 
children ; and gives to Debora Green 20^., to Mr. John Whiting 20*. ; 
witnessed by Gregory Winterton and Jane Winterton. (Probate of 
the will at Hartford.) 

BANCROFT, JOHN, d. at Lynn, 1637, had sons: John, Thom- 
as and Ebenezer. Roger, of Cambridge, 1636, freeman, 1642, d. 
Nov. 28, 1653. {Farmer.) 

BANCROFT, (Bancraft,) JOHN, perhaps son of John of Lynn, 
was at Windsor, Conn., about 1645. He m. Hanna Duper, (or 
Draper,) Dec, 1650. Children : John, b. Dec, 1651 ; Nathaniel. 
b. Nov. 19, 1653 ; Ephraim, b. June 15, 1656 ; Hanna, b. April 6, 
1659 ; Sara, b. Dec 26, 1661. He d. at Windsor, 1662. 

BANCROFT, NATHANIEL, son of John, m. Hanna, daughter of 
John Williams, Dec. 26, 1677, by Capt. Newberry. His son, John, 


b. Jan. 2, 1678 ; son Nathaniel, b. Sept. 25, 1660 ; perhaps others. 
( Windsor Rec.) 

BANCRAFT, EPHRAIM, son of John, m. Sarah Stiles, daugh- 
ter of John, May 5, 1680. 

BANCRAFT, SAMUEL, of Windsor, 1647. William, of Wind- 
sor, early. John was the first of the name at Windsor. 

BANCROFT, THOMAS and Margaret, of Springfield, had issue : 
daughter Lydia, b. ye 6lh of 2d mon., 1655 ; Margaret, b. 16th of 
8th mo., 1656 ; Anna, b. 10th of 7th mo., 1658 ; Thomas, b. 2d of 
11th mo., 1659 ; Anna, b. May 5, 1663 ; Samuel, b. Jan. 25, 1667. 
Thomas settled at Enfield, in 1681 ; had a son, Nathaniel, b. at En- 

BANCROFT, THOMAS, son of Michael, was b. at Enfield, Oct. 
24, 1683. Thomas Bancroft, Sen., d. Dec. 14, 1684 ; John, son of 
Thomas, d. at Enfield, Feb. 26, 1684. 

BANCROFT, JOHN, a first settler at Stafford,* and an original 
proprietor of the town. Five of the name of Bancroft had graduated 
at Harvard College, before 1832. 

BANCROFT, THOMAS, one of the sons of John, of Lynn, had 3 
sons: Samuel, Aaron and George. John, of Lynn, was the ancestor 
of Hon. George Bancroft, now of New York, (through Thomas, son of 
John,) the celebrated historian of this country. Hon. George early 
represented the town of Northampton in the General Assembly of 
his native State. He was appointed Collector of the Customs at Bos- 
ton, Jan. 8, 1838, which he held until March 31, 1841. He was ap- 
pointed Secretary of the Navy, in March, 1845, which office he re- 
signed in Sept., 1846, and accepted the office of Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary to England, which important post he held, with great credit 
to himself and his country, until Aug. 31, 1849, after which he re- 
turned to the United States, and has located in the city of N. York, 
where he is pursuing the publication of his valuable History of the 
United States. Hon. George Bancroft was b. Oct. 3, 1800. He m. 
Sarah H. Dwight, of Northampton, in 1827, and had issue : Sarah 
D., b. Aug. 18, 1831,— she d. Jan. 11, 1832 ; Louisa Dwight, b. 
Jan., 1833, d. Aug. 9, 1850 ; John Chandler, b. April 24, 1835 ; 
George, b. Feb. 16, 1837. His wife, Sarah H., d. June 26, 1837. 
He m. for his 2d wife, on the 16th day of Aug., 1838, Miss Eliza- 
beth Davis Bliss, and had a daughter, Susan Jackson, b. May 30, 

• Stafford began to settle as early as 1719. Mr. Graham had preached there in 1723, and 
continued about 10 years, and then settled at Southbury, 1733. Tlie exact time they had town 
privileges at Stafford, is not found. 


1839, d. Oct. 27, 1845. The direct line from John, of Lynn, Mass., 
was as follows, to Hon. George Bancroft, viz. 

John Bancroft, who d. 1637, leaving sons, John, Thomas and 

Thomas, d. 1718. 
Hon. George. 

It is supposed the Bancrofts, of Windsor and Hartford, were de- 
scendants of the Lynn family. 

BANCROFT, ROGER, freeman, 1642, in Massachusetts. BAN- 
CROFT (London, 1604) has 2 coats of arms. 

BANES, BENONY, was Surveyor of Highways at Snffield, in 
1698 and 1704 ; Tything-man in 1700 and 1714 ; Fence Viewer at 
Suffield, 1710-11 ; Selectman in 1713. Little is found of this fam- 
ily, — but from the offices he held, I conclude he must have been re- 
spectable. BAYNES has 5 coats of arms, and BAYNE 5. BANE 
has 2 coats of arms. 

BANKS, JOHN, was an early settler at Windsor, and had one 
child b. there. He was appointed Clerk to size the weights and 
measures for Windsor, in 1643. He was fined twenty shillings, in 
1650, of which he was freed by the General Court. In 1661, he 
was appointed by the General Court, with Richard Olmsted and 
Joseph Judson, to run the town line from south to north", between 
Fairfield and Stratford, also the cross line. He was Deputy from 
Fairfield, twice in 1651, once in 1661, twice in 1663, twice in 1664, 
and once in 1665. Juror in 1645, Sept., 1651, Oct., 1650. He had a 
house lot of 2 1-2 acres in Fairfield, Jan. 5, 1649, and other tracts 
of land afterwards. In May, 1651, he purchased land there, of 
Daniel Frost. {Town Rec.) He probably removed to Fairfield soon 
after he obtained his house lot. His descendants are now found at 
Greens-farms, and other parts of Fairfield County. Farmer says 
Richard Banks was a member of the church, at York in 1673. 

BANCKES, RICHARD, free, Massachusetts, 1652. BANCKE 
has 1 coat of arms, and BANCKS 1. BANKE has 6. BANKES 
has 1, and BANKS has 5. 

BANKS, DAVID, a son of .Jonathan, deceased of Middletown, 
aged 14, chose Hon. Jabez Hamlin for his guardian, 1747-8. 

BANKS, JOHN, of Middletown, d. in 1730. Inventory, dated 
1 1* 


Dec. 23, 1730, £373, 10s. Ud. Children: Sarah, Mary, and per- 
haps others. His relict Administratrix. Whether John Banks, of 
Middletown, was a son or grandson of John, of Fairfield, is not 

BARADELL, JOHN, ni. Ann Denison, sister of George Denison, 
of New London. 

BARBER, THOMAS, of Windsor, was one of the early settlers 
of Windsor ; he came here when young, and the court held at Hart- 
ford, March 28, 1637, "ordered y' Mr. Francis Stiles shall teach 
George Chappie, Thomas Coop"' and Thomas Barber, his servants, 
in the trade of a carpenter, accordinge to his p'mise for there s'vice 
of their terme behinde 4 dayes in a weeke onelie to sawe & slitt 
their owne worke," &c. This fact identifies him, as Thomas Bar- 
ber, of Simsbury, who contracted to build the meeting-house in Sims- 
bury* before or as early as 1677. He was made a freeman in 1645 ; 
defendant in court, 1648. Sergeant Barber, for his disorderly stri- 
king Lieut. Cook, was adjudged to forfeit his oflice and fined to the 
country £5. He was the first of the name found in Connecticut. 
He m. after he came to Windsor, in Oct. 7, 1640, and had children 
viz., John, baptized July 24, 1642 ; Thomas, Jr., b. July 14, 1644 
Sarah, baptized July 19, 1646; Samuel, baptized Oct. 1, 1648 
Mary, baptized Oct. 12, 1651 ; Josiah, b. Feb. 15, 1653. The de- 
scendants of Thomas, of Windsor, have many of them been men of 
wealth and influence in Connecticut. 

BARBER, JOHN, eldest son of Thomas Barber, m. Bethsheba, 
and had children, Joanna, b. April 8, 1667 ; John, Jr., b. July 14, 
1669. He removed to Simsbury ; made his will Feb. 4, 1711—12 ; 
his wife Mary, executrix ; gave all his estate to his wife, for the final 
benefit of his children ; freeman, 1069. 

BARBER, THOMAS, Jr., m. Mary Phelps, 166-, and had issue : 

Mary, b. ; Sarah, b. July 12, 1669. Tiiomas d. at Simsbury, 

May 10, 1701. Estate, ,£488, 18a-. 2d. 

BARBER, SAMUEL, son of Thomas, Sen., wife, Mary Long, 

* As late as April, 1773, it was voted at Simsbury "to sing on the Lord's days, in the after- 
noon, according to the rules taught in tlie singing schools, in this and the neighboring socie- 
ties." To this, Phelps adds a good anecdote; "soon after this, a teacher of music was em- 
ployed ; after practising some time he appeared with his scholars in church on a Sunday, and 
the minister having announced the psalm, the choir, under the instructor's lead, started off with 
a tune much more lively, than the congregation liad been accustomed to hear ; upon which, 
one of the deacons (Brewster Higley) took his hat and left the house, exclaiming as he passed 
down the aisle, "popery! popery!" pnpery ! I 


had issue : Thomas, b. Oct. 7, 1671 ; Samuel, Jr.,b. Jan. 26, 1673. 
His wife d. and he m. a daughter of John Dralie, of Windsor, and 
had Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 1681. 

BARBER, JOSI AH, youngest son of Thomas, Sen., m. Abigail 
Loomis, daughter of Nathaniel, Nov. 22, 1677, and had Abigail, b. 
March 12, 1678 ; Sarah Barber, relict of Lieut. Josiah, of Windsor, 
probably his second wife ; her children were Enoch and Nathaniel 
Drake, Benoni Trumble, Remembrance Shelding, Sarah Trumble 
and Hannah Shelding, in 1730. 

BARBER, THOMAS, of Simsbury, d. about 1713, relict Mercy, 
children, Thomas, Andrew, Siirah Robe, Ann, wife of Jonathan 
Higly, Hannah Adkins, Johanna Adkins and Samuel Barber ; his 
son John d. before his father ; his son Thomas, administrator, June 
1, 1713 ; inventory £488, 185. 'Sd., taken May 21, 1713. 

BARBER, MINDWELL, (daughter of Samuel, deceased, and 
Ruth,) d. unmarried, and her brother Joseph appointed administrator, 
March, 1713; inventory £61, lis. ; distributed to her brothers and 
sisters then living, 1714, viz., Samuel, Jr., David, Joseph, Benjamin, 
John, Mary, wife of Peter Brown, Ruth, wife of William Phelps, 
Sarah Barber and Elizabeth. 

BARBER, SAMUEL, of Windsor, deceased; had children, 
Mindwell, Samuel, Joseph, David, Benjamin, John, William, Mary, 
Ruth, Elizabeth and Sarah; Ruth, his widow, and William Phelps, 
his son-in-law, executors of his will, exhibited and proved the will 
1709; will dated Feb. 21, 1708-9; inventory £598, 4*. lOd. ; his 
son William d. in 1704, and left a widow Esther, and a son William, 
noticed in his grandfather Samuel's will. Samuel had six sons and 
five daughters. Mindwell d. single, about 1713. Samuel Barber, 
the father-in-law of Esther, the relict of his son William, was ad- 
ministrator on his son William's estate, in Sept., 1704. Samuel 
gave his son David land in Hebron. (William Barber had land in 
Killingworth, and resided there in 1674.) 

BARBER, WILLIAM, son of Samuel, (m Esther or Hester,) d. 
in 1704 ; left a son William, and others. 

BARBER, WILLIAM, and Ruth, his wife, of Windsor, had chil- 
dren, Elizabeth, b. 1666; George, b. Aug. 24, 1668; (William, 
Jr., b. Feb. 10, 1686.) 

BARBER, JOHN, (probably son of John,) m. Mary; she offered 
the will of John, her dear husband, in court, in 1712 ; letter of ad- 
ministration granted to her as his relict, June, 1714 ; inventory dated 
April 2, 1712 ; £161, lO*. Mary Buell, in 1719, was guardian for 


John and Mary's children, in 1719, viz., Mercy, about sixteen years 
years old in 1719; William, thirteen; Maiy, eleven; and Isaac, 
about eight years old. 

brothers, from Windsor, settled at West Simsbury, (Canton,) 1738. 
Samuel was a physician : he had eleven sons and three daughters : 
he d. 1797, aged 83 years. Tryphena, his wife, has the oldest 
monument there. Thomas, his brother, had five sons and five 
daughters ; he d. 1792. Jonathan, also a brother, had two sons and 
one daughter ; he d. 1745, at the fight at Louisville. John Barber, 
the other brother, had five sons and one daughter ; his son Reuben 
d. as late as 1825. John, himself, d. in 1797, aged 77. 

BARBER, JOHN, of Simsbury, d. March 1, 1711-12: £163, 5^. 
4d.; Mary, widow; children: Mary, aged 9, b. Jan. 4, 1708-9; 
John, 7; William, 14; Isaac, b. May 2, 1711. 

BARBER, JOHN, Jr., on the 14th of Sept., 1674, had allotted to 
him in Feather street, Suffield, fifty acres of land, also sixty acres, 
in 1680. John, Sen., was one of the Selectmen of Suffield, in 1631- 
2 ; also, 1682-3. Thomas, had allotted to him in Suffield, in 
Feather street, July 14, 1674, fifty acres of land. 

THOMAS, of Suffield, m. Anne, and had Joseph and Benjamin, 
b. Feb. 1, 1676, twins; Aquilla, his son, b. July 17, 1679 ; Anne, 
b. Aug. 4, 1681 ; Moses, b. Nov. 14, 1687; John, b. April 4, 1684. 
His son Benjamin d. Aug. 15, 1690. 

THOMAS' twin sons Joseph and Benjamin, had an allotment of 
forty acres in Suffield, 1681, provided their father should pay the 
rates until the sons become of age. 

BARBER, JOHN, m. Joannah, of Suffield, had John b. Feb. 19, 
1687; Joseph, b. Feb. 18, 1689; Hannah, b. May 27, 1682 ; Ma- 
ry, b. Feb. 8, 1683. The father d. Aug. 29, 1690. SAMUEL, 
of Hebron, is described in a deed from Rev. Thomas Buckingham, 
of Saybrook, as from Windsor. JOHN and SAMUEL, from Wind- 
sor, were proprietors and first settlers at Harwinton, 1733-4. This 
name is found in various places in Massachusetts, as early as at 
W^ethersfield or Windsor, and in some places before. This has be- 
come so extended and numerous a family, the friends only can be 
at the expense of collecting them in order. Rev. JONATHAN was 
ordained at Groton, Nov. 3, 1758. JOHN BARBER, Peter Brown, 
William Bewcll and Benedictus Alvard, were freemen at Windsor, 
Conn., in 1669. George and Elizabeth, his wife, of Dedham, Mass., 
had a daughter Mary b. there, 1643. GEORGE BARBER, Hen- 



rie Barnes, Ellis Baker, Alexander Burlie, Barnabie Barnes, and 
others embarked from England in the Transport, of London, Ed- 
ward Walker, Master, July 4, 1635, for Virginia, per certificate 
from the minister of Gravesend, of their " conformitie " to the orders 
and discipline of the church of England. RICHARD'S will of 
Dedham, proved in court, in 1646. WILLIAM, of Lynn, m. 
Elizabeth Buck, May 4, 1767. George, free, Mass., 1647. JNO., 
Sen., and JNO., Jk., took the oath of allegiance, at Springfield, 1678. 
One of the name of Barbour, graduated at Harvard College, in 1818, 
and four by the name of Barber graduated at Yale College, before 
1843. THOMAS, 1637, apprentice to Francis Stiles, made free 

Barber has nine coats of arms, and Barbers one. Barbor, two. 
Barbour two, one in Staffordshire, and the other in Scotland. 

BARBER, JOHN, and Bathshua, his wife, were at Springfield, 
as early as 1670 ; had issue b. there, viz., Return, b. May 29, 1672 ; 
Thomas, b. Feb. 4, 1674 ; Mary, b. Feb. 13, 1677, perhaps others. 
Thomas, d. at Weslfield, or Suflield, July 11, 1689. 

BARBER, JOHN, of Windsor, d. May 29, 1767, aged 71 : Jane, 
his widow, d. Dec. 21, 1770, aged 71 years. Thomas d. Feb., 
1816, aged 65. Jane, widow of Thomas, d. Aug. 3, 1804, aged 
76. Thomas d. Dec. 30, 1S02, aged 76. Tirzah, wife of Reuben, 
d. Sept. 28, 1821, aged 60. Benjamin d. April 12, 1797, aged 44. 
Jonah, d. June 26, 1795, aged 72. Jerusha d. Feb. 6, 1781, aged 51. 
Ann, wife of Gideon, d. May 15, 1768, aged 41. Jerijah,* d. Feb. 
7, 1792, aged 54. Loanna, his wife, d. July 9, 1793, aged 49. 
Captain Jerijah d. March 24, 1820, aged 54. Deborah, wife of 
Capt. Jerijah, d. Sept. 29, 1803, aged 29. Mary, wife of Eli Bar- 
ber, d. Dec. 21, 1817, aged 50. Capt. David d. Oct. 30, 1796, 
aged 64. David d. May 10, 1805, aged 52. Lieut. Josiah Barber 
d. Dec. 24, 1733, aged 76. ( Windsor Reco-d.) 

BARBER, NATHANIEL, deceased, of Hampton : daughter Ma- 
ry, baptized Dec. 28, 1729. 

BARCLET, in 1643, was the master of James Ilallet, who was 
in the house of correction at Hartford. The court ordered said Hal- 
let to return to his master, Barclet, from the house of correction, 
and ordered his master to keep him to hard labor and coarse diet, 

* Ep.taph. — " In memory of Mr. Jerijah Barber who died Feb. 2, 1792, aged 54. He was 
the son of John Barber, who was son of Samuel, ihe son of Thomas, who was one of the first 
English settlers on this Continent." — (Probably an error.) 


during the pleasure of y' court, provided Barclot first removed iiis 
daughter from his family before Hallet entered the house. 

BARCLEY, Mr. THOMAS, resided at Fairfield, as early as 
1680 ; his daughter Mary, m. John Nash, May 1, 1684. 

BARDING, (Berden, Berdin, Barden,) NATHANIEL, was an 
original settler at Hartford, lived upon what is now called Lord's 
Hill, a short distance west of the city, in 1640. He was probably 
married before he came to Hartford. He m. for his second wife, 
Abigail, the widow of William Andrews, and d. about 1674. He 
left an only child Sarah, who m. Thomas Spencer. He had six 
acres in the land division of Hartford, in 1639. Perhaps Elizabeth, 
wife of Samuel Andrews, was daughter of Mr. Barding. In 1645, 
he had a suit in court at Hartford, (where he is recorded as Ber- 
ding.) In 1649, he was fined lOs. for sleeping when on watch. 
In 1658, he (by the name of Berdin,) with George Graves, and oth- 
ers, complained to the General Court, against Mr. Webster, &c., 
the withdrawers at Hartford. He was a gentleman of good stand- 
ing in the colony. 

BARKER, THOMAS, an original settler at Windsor. 

BARKER, JAMES, had fifty acres of land in Suflield, 1676. 
He m. Mercy, and had Samuel, b. April 15, 1679 ; Oliver, b. March 
20, 1691, perhaps others. 

OLIVER, m. Mary, and had Thomas, b. Nov. 10, 1725. Oliver, 
the father, d. March 23, 172-. 

Rev. NEHEMIAH, graduated at Yale College, 1742, and was 
ordained in the 3d society of Killingly, in 1746. 

Seven of this name have graduated at Yale College, and seven at 
Harvard College. This name has been at Boston, Dedham and oth- 
er towns in Massachusetts. 

THOMAS, free in Massachusetts, 1640. James Barcher free- 
man, Massachusetts, 1650. John, of Andover, Mass., free, 1673. 
James Barker, of Springfield, free. 1690. 

EDWARD, a first settler at Branford, in New Haven Colony. 
Edward was one of the Patentees of Branford, granted by the Gov- 
ernor and Company, in February, 1685. 

Barker has twenty-three coats of arms. 

" A Sirtivicat presented at October, Giiieral Court, 1668, to make 
way for those parsons to be admitted freemen, (of Windsor,) Joseph 
Gillett, Joseph Skinner, Tahan Grant, Jonathan Winchell, Nicholas 
Buckknd, Samuel Barker and Mr- Chancy." (Book 2, p. IL Wind- 
sor Records. ^ 


BARKER, JAMES, and Mary, his wife, had a son Joseph b. at 
Springfield, Nov., 1676, and perhaps other children. 

BARKER, an early settler at Saybrook, Conn. 

NATHANIEL, of Hampton, 1724, owned the Covenant, and had 
his children baptized, and in full communion, 1725. 

BARLEY, THOMAS, was a Defendant in Court, in 1649, at 

BARLAY, has two coats of arms, and Barle, one, and Barley, 

BARLOW, JOHN, Sen., wife Anna, of Fairfield : children, John, 
Elizabeth Frost, Martha Beers, Deborah Sturgis, and some others ; 
he d. about 1674. He and his son John, Jr., were made freemen 
in 1664. 

THOMAS, of Fairfield, will dated Sept. the 8th, 1658 : wife Rose ; 
had no sons : daughters, Phebe, Deborah and Mary. Mr. Thomas 
Pell appointed overseer of his will. Thomas d. as early as 1674. 
He had been a large landholder at Fairfield. Thomas was a Juror 
in 1645 ; but as he left no sons, John Barlow was probably the an- 
cestor of Hon. Joel Barlow.* As the first records of Fairfield were 

* Hon. Joel Barlow, LL. D., was born in Reading, in Fairfield County, Conn., in 1755. Edu- 
cated in part at Darlinouth College, in 1774 or '5, and graduated at Yale College, in 1778, in 
the class with Hon. Zeplianiah Swift, Uriah Tracy, Noah Webster, Oliver and Alexander VVoI- 
cott, and other eminent men. He was early found by Trumbull and Dr. Dwight, to possess po- 
etic talents of the highest order. In 1778, he delivered his poem " On the Prospect of Peace." 
After he graduated he read law and divinity for a sliort time, and received the office of chap- 
Iain in the army. In 1783, he resumeji the study and profession of law, andlocated himself as 
a Lawyer at Hartford, and soon after entered into company with Elisha Babcock, Esq , then of 
Springfield, and Mr. Babcock removed his press to Hartford, where they printed "The American 
Mercury." In 1785, by request of the clergy of the "General Association" of Connecticut, he 
revised the Psalms of Dr. Watts. His " Vision of Columbus,'" was published in 1787. He re- 
linquished his interest in the "American Mercury," about 1788, and embarked for England, as 
Agent for the "Sciola Land Company," and went to France, on the same business, where he 
became interested in the politics of the country, and joined the "Girondists," and gave up his 
agency. He returned to England about 1791. His writings, while in England, had given some 
offence, and he returned to France in 1792. His three cantos on "Hasty Pudding-" shewed 
liis poetic talent as happily as any efl!brt lie had ever made. In 1795, he had the appointment 
of Consul to Algiers, where he made a treaty, by which he set free the, Americans held in sla- 
very by the Dey. He also made a like treaty at Tripoli, and there redeemed the American pris- 
oners, and returned to Paris, in 1797. In 1805, he returned to the United States. In 1811, 
he was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to France. In 1812, on his way to Wilna, to confer 
with the Emperor Napoleon, he took a violent cold: his lungs became inflamed while at a small 
village in Poland, (Zarwanica,) Oct. 2, 1812, where he died. 

Mr. Barlow married a daughter of Michael Baldwin, of New Haven, a sister of Hon Henry 


destroyed, it is now impossible to ascertain the time any of their first 
settlers were there. Thomas is found there, in 1645, when he and 
"Jehu Burre," the elder of Fairfield, were ordered to be warned to 
the next Particular Court, April 10, 1645 ; and Juror, '45. JOHN, 
»SE^f. and Jr., of Fairfield, were accepted to be made free in Oct., 

BARLOW, BENAGER, and his wife Anna, of North Stratford, 
had "Susa," b. Jan. 2, 1750 ; Phebe, b. June, 1752, &,c. 

JOHN, on Fairfield town record, as early as 1650 ; and Thomas 
as early as 1654. Thomas Beardsley and Nathaniel Baldwin, in 

BARLOW, JAMES, had allotted to him in Suffield, by the Com- 
mittee in 1680, in High street, in Suffield, fifty acres of land, where 
he settled. Not found where he was from. 

BARLOW, JAMES, of Suffield, and Sarah Huxley, were joined 
in marriage. James Barlow, the son of James, which Sarah, his 
wife bore to him, b. Jan. 27, 1688. James Barlow, Sen., d. March 
16, 1689-90. James Barlow, Jr., and Mary Harmon, were joined in 
marriage, April 1, 1714. Their children were, Mary, b. March 17, 
1714-15; Sarah, b. Jan. 14, 1716-17; Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1719; 
James, b. June 16, 1721 ; Anne, b. June 19, 1723 ; Nathan, b, 
March 26, 1726; Elenezer, b. Jan. 30, 1727-8; Deborah, b. Nov. 
14, 1729 ; Edmund, b. May 18, 1732. 

BARLOE, JAMES, took the oath of allegiance in Massachusetts, 
1678, (O. S.) supposed of Hadley. 

BARLOW, SHUBAL, had a daughter Mary b. at Rochester, 
Mass., Aug. 15, 1712. Aaron Barlow, and his wife Bulah, had a 
daughter Elizabeth b. at Rochester, Aug. 22, 1684. 

George, of Exeter, 1639, Saco, 1652. 

Barlo has two coats of arms. Barloughe one. Barlowe one. 
Barlow eight. 

BARNARD, JOHN, and FRANCIS, were both first settlers in 
Hartford. John resided in Hartford, south of Little River, and south 
of Robert Bartlett, and adjoining on the south to William Holton, in 
1640. He also had a lot on the same side of the river, bounded east 
by G. Wilterton, and west by his own and Arthur Smith's land. 

Baldwin of Pittsburg, Penn., and supposed .i half-sister of Hon. Abraham Baldwin, of Georgia, 
(See BALDWIN.) Not known whether he left children. 

A sister of Mrs Barlow, accompanied him and his lady to France ; this sister married an 
officer in the United States Army. 


(This name is spelt Bernard, and Barnard.) John was probably in 
Hartford, as early as 1637, and owned land in 1639 ; he was a Ju- 
ror at Hartford, March 2, 1642-3 ; Nov., 1643 ; Aug., '44, and '46 ; 
twice in 1649 ; townsman in 1644 and '46 ; deputy in 1642-3. He 
was a man of active business habits, and held many offices at Hart- 
ford. He, with Andrew Bacon, in 1640, returned into Court an In- 
ventory of the Estate of Thomas Johnson, the cobbler, deceased, be- 
ing £11, 5s. lOd. He was fined two shillings for not appearing in 
court, as Juror, in 1648. John Barnard and Andrew Bacon, were 
exempted from training, watching and warding, in 1656, by the 
General Court. He, with Nathaniel Ward, &c., were appointed 
by the General Court, in 16.58, to take an account of the charge of 
the Elders of the last council, and the maimed man, and distribute, 
by way of rate, upon both parties, viz., the church at Hartford, and 
the withdrawers. He, with Nathaniel Ward, Richard Lord and 
Nathaniel Richards, were elected townsmen for Hartford, Feb. 3, 
1644. John had twenty-four acres in the land division, at Hartford, 
in 1639, and seventy-two acres on his right, in East Hartford, June 
12, 1666. His death is found on the Hadley record, May 23, 1664. 
He was m. but lef^ no children. In 1659, he signed the contract to 
remove to Hadley, Mass., which he performed. 

BARNARD, FRANCIS, was an early settler at Hartford, view, 
er of chimneys and ladders in 1646. He was not known in the land 
division at Hartford, in 1639. He m. Hannah Merrells or Marvin, 
at Hartford, Aug. 2.5, 1644. In 1644, he resided " on the corner 
of Main and Charter streets, in Hartford." (Porter.) He became 
the ancestor of many clergymen. He signed the contract to remove 
to Hadley, in 1659, which he performed. Hannah, his wife d. at 
Hadley, 1676. Sarah Barnard d. at Hadley, 1676. There was a 
Francis Barnard, settled at Harwinton, about 1733. 

BARNARD, BARTHOLOMEW, of Hartford, was an early set- 
tler, though not the first at Hartford. He was a gentleman of good 
standing in the town, and held many of the offices in the gift of the 
town. He d. in his old age, about 1697-8: he m. Sarah Burchard, 
Oct., 1647. In 1647, he lived on lot No. 33, in Hartford. In 1655, 
he was fined five shillings by the Court, for neglecting to return the 
warrant for deputies to the General Court, as ordered. In 1655, he 
and William Partrig, were the Constables of Hartford. He was made 
free in 1656. His children were, 






Elizabeth Wadsworth, 

Sarah Steele, b. Dec. 3, 1648, 

Mary Bunce. 

His will is dated March 9, 1691. Inventory dated 1697-8. 

JOSEPH, son of Bartholomew, m. Lydia , and had an only 

son JOSEPH, to whom he gave all his lands : his daughters Lydia 
Goodwin and Elizabeth King, he gave legacies. His will is dated 
Dec, 30, 1737 : a codicil was added to the will, in 1739-40. Lydia, 
his relict. 

Serg. JOHN, son of Bartholomew Barnard, made his will May 
30, 1732. He gave his wife Sarah, the use of one-third of his real 
estate for her life ; his cousin Jonathan Olcott, he gave a share of 
his lands in Hartford ; his cousin Joseph Olcott, he gave his other 
lands and buildings. He d. in 1734. Joseph Olcott, Executor of 
his will. Estate about £200. He left no children. His brother, 
Joseph Barnard, appealed from the decision of the court, in 1734. 
Widow Sarah's dower was set off to her in 1735. 

Joseph, the only son of Joseph Barnard, and the only grandson of 
Bartholomew, by the name of Barnard, became a deacon. His wid- 
ow Elizabeth's dower set out to her in 1793 ; he d. 1792-3. 
Inventory offered in Court, Jan. 15, 1793, (perhaps d. at Hartford, 
1779.) The foregoing descendants of Bartholomew Barnard, are 
not known as relatives to any of the Barnards now of Hartford. 

BARNARD, JOHN, known on the Hartford records, as John the 
blacksmith, came late to Hartford. He purchased land of John Day, 
in Hartford, March 15, 1732-3; also of Joseph Shepard, Oct. 14, 
1738 ; also of Stebbins Wilson, 1739; also purchased land in Hart- 
ford, of Thomas Olcott, of New Hartford, in 1741 ; also John Barn- 
ard, blacksmith, purchased land in Hartford, in 1753 and '4. (He 
was probably called John the blacksmith, to distinguish him from 
John, son of Bartholomew Barnard.) The wife of a John Barnard, 
d. at Hartford, July 8, 1755. John m. Catharine Case, of East 
Hartford, and had children; John, Sen., d. ejjout 1771. 

John, who m, Hannah, daughter of Jonathan Bigelow. 

Ashbell, m. Dolly, daughter of Zebulon Mygatt, d. of small pox. 

Samuel, m. Gibbs, and settled at Litchfield. He deeded land in 
Hartford, which he had by descent from his father John, deceased, 
late of Hartford, Sept. 15, 1781. 

William, m. Patty Kilbourn, and lived at Hartford. 


Lucy, m. Adams, of Litchfield ; had several children, and m. 
Mr. Waugh, of Litchfield, for a second husband. 

Betsey, m. a first and a second husband. 

Catharine, widow of John Barnard, m. a second husband at a dis- 
tance, in 1777, for which reason she asked to be released as admin- 

JOHN, son of John and Catharine Barnard, m. Hannah, daughter 
of Jonathan Bigelow ; they had issue, viz., 

James, d. of small pox, in 1776. 

Dorus, d. Jan. 18, 1818, aged 59 ; Abigail, his wife, d. Nov. 23, 
1811, aged 52. 

Grove m. Mary Ann Ensign, d. March, 1837, aged 73 ; left issue. 

Chauncey m. first, Betsey Andrews, and second, Eliza Seymour. 

Clarissa m. Dorus Clark, of Hartford. 

Hannah m. Thomas Sloan, of Hartford, and both d. at Hartford, 
left children. 

Lois m. Moses Burr, and both d. at Hartford ; left children. 

John m. Sally Robbins, daughter of Levi, of Hartford ; left issue. 

Second James m. Betsey Goodrich, of Wethersfield, daughter of 
Joshua, and had issue. 

The wife of Capt. John Barnard, d. March 15, 1800, aged 61 
years. John d. Dec. 28, 1812, aged 91 ; b. 1722. 

DORUS, son of John and Hannah Barnard, m. Abigail Dodd, of 
Hartford, and had children, viz., 

William m. Polly Shepard, and had a son William. 

Capt. Harry m. Eunice Clark, of Hartford, and had issue. 

George m. first, Jerusha Clapp, she d. May, 1830, aged 42, and 
second, Mary Smith, of East Haddam ; left issue. 

Tabitha m. Lemuel Steele, of Albany, N. Y. 

Horace m. Harriet Thwing, of Charleston, South Carolina ; he 
d. in Charleston, and Chauncey Barnard, of Hartford, m. his widow. 

Charles d. single, on his way home from South Carolina, Aug. 5, 
1827, ofl" Sandy Hook, aged 30. 

Harvey m. Ph(;be Brodwell, of Utica, N. Y., where he resides. 

GROVE, son of John Barnard, Jr., and Hannah, m. Mary Ann 
Ensign ; he d. Feb. 8, 1832, aged 69 or 72 years ; he had chil- 
dren, viz., 

Rufus m. first, Mary ; second, Mary Chapman ; third, 

Aurelia . 

Jonathan, son of Grove, had two wives, and several children. 

Mary m. Seymour Watrous, and had children. 

Edwin m. in N- Y., and has a son in Hartford, and Charles in N. Y. 


Charles, son of Grove, m. , and resides in Granville, Mass., 

and has children. Mary Ann, wife of Grove, d. March, 1837, aged 73. 

CHAUNCEY, son of John, Jr., and Hannah, m. first, Eliza An- 
drews, and second wife, Eliza Seymour ; the last d. in Feb., 
1831, aged 60 ; his children were, 

Betsey m. Allen C. Boardman, of Hartford ; he d. 1851. 

Chauncey m. the widow of Horace Barnard. 

John m. Mary Boardman, daughter of Benjamin. 

Hon. Henry m. a lady at Detroit, Michigan, and has children. 
This Hon. Henry is the Commissioner of Common Schools in Con- 
necticut. Chauncey, the father, d. March 5, 1837, aged 72 : he 
was b. Nov. 16, 1761. 

JOHN, son of John, Jr., m. Sally Robbins, and had issue. 

Cecelia, unmarried. 

Levi R., d. young. 

Elisha W., of New York, m. Frances Dodd, of Hartford. 

Sophia m. Marinus Lord, lives in Hartford. 

Cornelia m. Mason Gross, Esq., of Hartford, and has children. 

Lavinia, single. 

Delia m. Sylvanus Cone, of W. Hartford, in 1851, and has a child. 

Sarah, single. 

JAMES, son of John, Jr., m. Elizabeth Goodrich ; children : 

Edward Raymond, m. Sarah Davis, of New York, both d. and 
left a son Raymond. 

Elizabeth m. Epaphras Roberts, of East Hartford, and has issue. 

Mary m. Edward Griswold, of Simsbury. 

Martha, unmarried. 

Horace m. Harriet Miller of Simsbury, and has children. 

Julia m. Julius H. Sharpe, of Hartford. 

Jane, unmarried. 

James G., d. Feb., 1836, aged 28. 

Thomas, son of James, m. Miss Shepard, of Hartford. 

ASHBELL, son of John, settled at New Hartford, Oneida County, 
N. Y., and had three daughters and some sons. 

WILLIAM, son of John, m. and had children, all d. except one ; 
that survivor m. Ezra Corning, and had one son and three daughters. 
The foregoing families, after John the blacksmith, are his descend- 

BARNARD, SAMUEL, came to Hartford, soon after 1700. No 
positive evidence is found of his parentage, or from what place he 
came, to Hartford. He m. Sarah, daughter of Caleb Williamson, 


of Barnstable, Mass., Aug. 12, 1714, who, afterwards settled at 
Hartford, as a merchant. The children of Samuel and Sarah, were, 

Sarah, b. May 15, 1715. (Goodwin says bap. May 22, 1714.) 

Samuel, b. Aug. 9, 1717. (Goodwin says bap. Aug. 18, 1717.) 

Timothy, bap. Jan. 3, 1720. 

Rebecca, bap. May 22, 1722. 

Ebenezer, bap. Jan. 9, 1726. 

Ebenezer, bap. Jan., 1726-7, d. April 19, 1799, aged 73 years. 

Samuel, the father, d. . 

BARNARD, EBENEZER, Sen., son of Samuel and Sarah, was 
a gentleman of good standing in the colony. He m. for his first wife. 
Thankful Nichols, daughter of Cyprian, of Hartford, in 1747, by 
her, he had four children : 

Ebenezer, Jr., b. Feb., 1748-9. 

Thankful, b. 1751. 

Cyprian, b. 1753. 

Timothy, b, 1756. 

His wife Thankful d. and he m. a second wife, (name unknown.) 
By her he had two daughters, viz., Betsey and Sally. His second 
wife d. and he m. a Steele for his third wife, by whom he had no 
children. His will proved Sept 27, 1799, and dated Jan. 2, 1799 : 
son Timothy, Executor. He left a widow, whose thirds, or dower, 
was set out to her. 

BARNARD, EBENEZER, Jr., b. 1748, son of Ebenezer, m. 
Elizabeth Lane : she had no children. His will was proved in 
Court, May 10, 1827. Estate over $60,000. Nathaniel Goodwin, 
Esq., one of his executors and legatees under the will. He devised 
to his sister Thankful S. Townsend, two-fifths. To his brother 
Cyprian, one-fifth, and his brother Timothy, two-fifths of his estate. 
He also gave his half-sister Elizabeth, tlie wife of John Ripley, 
$900, and the three children of his deceased sister Sally McCartee, 
$900. His friend N. Goodwin, $.300 ; Jonathan Law, Esq., and 
George W. Perkins, smaller sums, as a token of his esteem. 
Will dated Feb. 15, 1825. Inventory appraised at $62,412.98. 
Few men in Hartford, sustained a better reputation than Mr. Barn- 
ard. He and his wife both d. in Hartford. Ebenezer, Jr., d. May 
8, 1827, aged 78. 

BARNARD, THANKFUL, daughter of Ebenezer, Sen., b. 1751, 

m. Rev. Mr. Mather, a congregational minister, then of New 

Haven, Conn., at the commencement of the war of the revolution. 

By whom she had three children, viz., Increase, Allyn and So- 



phia : the first d. in infancy ; Allyn, lost at sea, unmarried, and So- 
phia perhaps resides at New Haven, also single. After the death 
of Mr. Mather, his relict m. Ebenezer Townsend, of New Haven, 
and had two children, Elihu and Grace. Elihu m. Miss Nevins, and 
now resides in New York, a gentleman of large estate. His sister, 
Grace, m. Nathan Starr, of Middletown, and had a large family. 

CYPRIAN, son of Ebenezer, Sen., b. 1753, m. first, a lady in 
Bermuda,, and had no children. She d. and he m. for his second 
wife, Miss Wilson, of Stamford. By her he had seven children ; two 
daughters d. young ; his daughter Elizabeth, m. Elihu Olmsted, of 
West Hartford, deceased, the former Post Master there, until his 
death : his ^' idow yet resides there with her only son. The eldest 
son of Cyprian, m. Miss Bacon of New Haven, where they both lived 
and died, and left an only son John, who is yet living in New Ha- 
ven, unmarried. William, the next son of Cyprian, d. at sea and 
left a wife and two children in Philadelphia, Penn. Charles, Cyp- 
rian's next son, d. at his sister Olmsted's in West Hartford, and left 
no children. Edwin, his youngest and only surviving son, is a 
merchant in Wisconsin: he m. Henrietta Ripley, daughter of John, 
before named, and by her has a son and daughter, Edwin and Hen- 
rietta, who are with their parents. Cyprian Barnard d. Nov., 
1832, aged 80. 

BARNARD, Hon. TIMOTHY, b. 1756, youngest son of Ebene- 
zer, Sen., of Hartford : removed and settled in Mendon, N. York, 
where he became a Judge of the County Court ; he m. Phebe, 
daughter of Daniel Dewey, of Sheffield, Mass., and had ten chil- 
dren, five of whom d. in infancy and youth, the other five lived un- 
til after the death of their father, in 1847, aged 91. His -eldest 
daughter, Harriet, d. single, in 1847. 

TIMOTHY, Esq., his eldest son, now resides in Mendon, N. Y., 
he m. Julia Hills, daughter of Ashbell, of Lenox, Mass., and has had 
nine children, three d. in infancy, and six are now living ; his el- 
dest daughter m. William L. Reynolds, son of William, formerly of 
Enfield, Conn., (a descendant of Rev. Mr. Reynolds, of Enfield, de- 
ceased,) and had three daughters: Francis, the eldest, in N. York, 
Jdargaret and Julia, with their mother at Mendon. 

JULIA H., the next daughter of Timothy, m. Rev. Ephraim 
Strong, who d. in Joliett, 111., and left three children : Helen H., re- 
sides at Hudson, Ohio ; Clara and Sophia, reside with their mother at 
Dundee, 111., who now lives with her second husband, Alfred 

BARNARD, ALGERNON S., the eldest son, m. Elizabeth Key- 


nolds, daughter of William, before named, and resides in Illinois. 
They have three children, vi?., Julia B., Timothy and Robert R., all 

ALLYN M., the next son, is in California, and unmarried. 

FRANCIS H., the youngest son, m. Teressa C. Sterling, daught- 
■er of Lord Sterling, (formerly of Lyme, Conn.,) now of Lima, N. Y. 
Francis resides in Mendon, and has no children. 

PHEBE ANN, the youngest daughter, is unmarried and resides 
with her parents. 

BARNARD, Hon. DANIEL D., son of Hon. Timothy, deceased, 
has by his talents, perseverance and industry, rendered himself the 
most prominent man of the name in this country, as a lawyer, schol- 
ar and statesman : he has been several years a member of Congress 
from the state of New York, and is now on a mission to Prussia, as 
Minister Plenipotentiary at Berlin. He m. for his first wife, Sarah 
Livingston, daughter of Henry, of the city of New York, by whom 
he had a daughter Cora. He at this time, resided at Rochester, 
N. Y. ; his wife d. at Washington, D. C, at the time he was in Con- 
gress. After her decease, he removed to Albany, where he m. 
Catharine Walsh ; by her he had a daughter Sarah : his children are 
unmarried. His family mansion is yet in Albany, though he is at 
Berlin, with his family. 

ELIZA L., daughter of Timothy, m. Alexander Voorhees, son of 
John H., of Florida, N. York, and had four children, one of whom re- 
cently died. Eliza and James A., are yet living with their widowed 
mother, unmarried, at Pittsford, N. Y. Mr. A. Voorhees is deceased. 

EBENEZER H., youngest son of Timothy, m. Sophia Griswold, 
daughter of Shubel, Esq., of East Hartford, Conn., by whom he had 
five children ; two d. young ; Elizabeth P., Frederick G. and Henry, 
are young and unmarried, and reside with their parents, at Mendon, 
New York. 

Betsey or Elizabeth, daughter of Ebenezer, Sen., by his second 
wife, m. John Ripley, then of Hartford, and had a large family of 
children, who now reside in Massachusetts. Sally, daughter of Ebe- 
nezer, Sen., by his second wife, m. Wm. J. McCartee, and had three 
daughters. He removed his family to Schenectady, N. Y., where he 
was a book merchant, and where he and his wife died. His daugh- 
ters m. and removed to the West : he left no sons. 

The above descendants of Samuel Barnard, and Sarah William- 
son, his wife, have proved, by their industry, and talents, as worthy 
as any of their name in New England. 


BARNARD, THOMAS, b. in Bristol, England, d. at Hartford, 
Nov., 1724, aged 42 years. {Tombsioiie.) His will dated Sept. 2, 
1724, at Hartford, alias Simsbury. He gave all his property to Je- 
mima Smith, the wife of Benjamin, of Hartford, and made her sole ex- 
ecutrix of his will ; he appears to have been a merchant at Sims- 
bury, probably unmarried. 

BARNARD, Capt. EDWARD, of Windsor, who d. at Windsor, 
about 1783 ; his will dated Feb. 5, 1783. The Executor refused to 
act, and the Probate Court at Hartford, appointed Elihu Griswold 
and Lemuel Barnard, Administrators, with the will annexed, June 

24, 1783 ; his wife was Mabel . He noticed in his will, the 

children of his son Edward, then deceased ; and his own children, 
viz., Lemuel, (Moses Barnard, his son-in-law,) Edward, deceased, 
and his daughters Mabel, Abigail, flannah, Miriam and Roxana. 

BARNARD, EDWARD, Jr., son of Edward and Mabel, of 
Windsor, d. before his father ; his widow Ruth. Moses Barnard, 
of Simsbury, and Timothy Burr, of Windsor, were administrators ; 
children left by him when he d. in 1775 or '6, viz., Ruth, aged 10, 
Edward 8, Sarah 6, Solah 5, and Lucretia, 3 years old, and Capt. 
Edward, their grandfather, appointed guardian for them. 

There were also Dea. Joseph, of Windsor, who d. there, in 1788, 
Samuel and Moses of Simsbury, all of whom probably originated at 
Hadley, and not found to be relatives of the Barnards of Hartford. 

BARNARD, Widow ABIGAIL, of Windsor, deceased. Joseph, 
her son, Executor. Inventory over £200, in 1747, children: Jo- 
seph, Edward, Francis, Abigail, Sarah, Ann and Rebecca. 

JOHN BERNARD, of Watertown, Mass., an early settler there, 
wife Phebe, interred at Watertown, 28th of 4th month, in 1646 ; he 
held eleven lots of land there. (Wat. Rec.) 

Fifteen persons by the name of Barnard, had graduated at Har- 
vard College, in 1832, and two by the name of Bernard. Nine by 
the name of Barnard, at Yale College, 1850. 

BURNARD, JOHN, free at Boston, Oct. 19, 1630, took the free- 
man's oath. May, 1631. 

BERNARD, FRANCIS, of Hadley, freeman, 1666. Jno. Bar- 
nard, of Watertown, freeman in Massachusetts, 1671. 

BARNARD has eighteen coats of arms. BERNARD has six 
coats of arms. 

BARNARD, SAMUEL, Joseph and Francis of Hadley, took the 
oath of allegiance, in Massachusetts, in 1678. 

BARNARD, JOHN, of Amesbury, Mass., free 1690. Thomas 


Barnard, Sen., of do., free 1G90. William Bernard was transported 
to Virginia, in the ship America, 1635. 

BERNARD or BARNARD, an early name at Watertown, Mass. 
An old name at Weymouth and Hadley. 

BARNARD was a familiar name at Salem, Mass., after 1700, if 
not before. 

BARNARD, HANNAH, m. John Stevens, of Andover, Mass., 
June 13, 1662 ; also Stephen Barnard m. Rebecca How, in 1671, 
of Andover ; also Mr. Thomas Barnard of Andover, 1686. John 
Bernard, freeman in Massachusetts, 1634. 

BARNARD, MATHEW, of Boston, freeman 1673. 

There have been many families by the name of Barnard at Hart- 
ford, and yet no evidence is found, that any affinity by blood existed be- 
tween the heads of each or any of the different branches. John and 
Francis Barnard, were at Hartford, first settlers : they both removed 
to Hadley, about 1659. John had no children. It is supposed the 
Barnards of Windsor, were the descendants of Francis Barnard. 
Bartholomew Barnard appeared in Hartford, about 1646 or '7, and 
m. and had children, grand-children and great grand-children : now 
none of his descendants, by the name of Barnard, are left in Hart- 
ford. The next Barnard at Hartford, was Samuel, about 1713, the 
ancestor of Hon. Daniel D. Barnard, of Albany. The next Barn- 
ard at Hartford, was probably Thomas, who was b. in Bristol, Eng- 
land, d. at Hartford, Nov., 1724, aged 42 years, and left no family. 
The next was John, the blacksmith, so called on the record to distin- 
guish him from John Barnard, the son of Bartholomew Barnard. 
All the Barnards now left in Hartford, are descendants of John, the 
blacksmith. It is not known where the last John was from, when 
he came to Hartford. 

BARNES, THOMAS, resided quite in the north-west part of the 
village, in Hartford, in 1640, on land bounded north-east by the road 
to the cow pasture, easterly on the road to Hon. Matthew Allyn's 
land, westerly by Thomas Upson. He was one of the brave sol- 
diers in the Pequot battle in 1637. He settled first in Hartford, and 
removed to Farmington in its early settlement, where he died in 
1689 or '91. He was an original proprietor in Hartford, and had 
eix acres of land allotted to him, in the land division of Hartford, in 
1639 — had land distributed to him east of the river in 1663. His wife 

Mary . He disposed of his estate by deeds in 1688 : children, 

Thomas, Ebenezer, and he had older children he had previously pro- 
vided for; Thomas, Jr., who settled and died at Middletown, had 


children, John, Daniel, Thomas, Mercy Jacobs, Martha, Elizabeth, 
son Maibe, and Abigail. He died June 10, 1691 ; wife, Elizabeth, 
died 1694. 

BARNES, MAYBEE, of Middletown, son of Thomas, Jr., m. Eliz- 
abeth Stow, Nov. 19, 1691, and had children, Nathaniel, b. Dec. 31, 
1691, m. Hannah Ginnings, of Windham, Oct. 29, 1712; Elizabeth, 
b. April 16, 1693 ; Samuel, b. July 8, 1695 ; Ebenezer, b. Sept. 19, 
1697 ; Thomas, b. May 21, 1700; Joseph, b. Aug. 15, 1702; Ger. 
shom, b. Sept. 13, 1705; Maybee Barnes d. March 6, 1748-9; 
Elizabeth, his wife, d. Feb. 21, 1737-8. 

NATHANIEL, son of Maybee and Elizabeth Barnes, of Middle- 
town, m. Hannah Ginnings, of Windham, Oct. 29, 1712 : had chil- 
dren, Nathaniel, Jr., b. March 10, 1713-14; Jonathan, b. Jan. 27, 
1715, d. Feb., 1715-16 ; Susannah, b. Feb. 22, 1716-17 ; David, b. 
Dec. 8, 1718, d. 1718 ; Jerusha, b. Feb. 17, 1719-20 ; Jemima, b. 
Feb. 17, 1719-20; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 5, 1722. His son Nathaniel 
was born at Windham. 

BARNES, THOMAS, son of Thomas, Jr., and Mary Barnes, of 
Middletown, were m. June 16, 1727, and had issue : Simeon, b. 
Aug. 22, 1728 ; Thankful, b. June 14, 1730 ; Solomon, b. July 6, 
1732 ; Jonathan, b. June 16, 1734, d. 1758 ; Abigail, b. March 26, 
1736, d. 1758 ; Daniel, b. Aug. 21, 1738 ; Nathaniel, b. Feb. 12, 
1740-1 ; Thomas, b. Feb. 17, 1743, and Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1745-6. 
BARNES, JOHN, son of Thomas, Jr., of Middletown, m. Eunice 
Tryon, Aug. 18, 1726 ; children, John, b. Nov. 22, 1726 ; Eliza- 
beth, b. April 23, 1728 ; Eunice, b. July 23, 1730, d. young ; 
Charles, b. Sept. 12, 1732 ; Jabez, b. Jan. 15, 1734-5 ; Abiah, b. 
July 2, 1742, d. 1762; Abel, b. Aug. 18, 1744. 

BARNES, EBENEZER, of Middletown, son of 

m. Mehitabel Miller, Dec. 28, 1727, and had children, Isaac, b. 
Oct. 9, 1728 ; Ebenezer, Jr., b. Jan. 23, 1729-30; Amos, b. March 
25, 1732 ; Rhoda, b. March 20, 1733-4 ; Elijah, b. June 4, 1736. 

BARNES, JOSHUA, Deputy to the General Court, May 1663; 
probably the same Joshua who was at East Hampton, L. I., in 1653. 
BARNES, MATTHEW, of Wethersfield, probably an older son 
of Thomas, wife Abigail, m. Jan. 12, 1692 ; had a son, Matthew, b. 
August, 1694 ; his wife died and he married for his second wife, Ex- 
perience, Jan. 12, 1698. 

BARNES, JOHN, of Wethersfield, m. Esther Blin, Feb. 23, 
1764, and had Aziel, b. Aug. 21, 1767; Melvin, b. May 8, 1772; 
Anson, b. March 4, 1775 ; Edmond, b. Dec. 2, 1779; John Hessil- 
ton, b. Aug. 7, 1782. 


BARNES, WILLIAM, of Haddam, (Mary, his relic*.) She died 
Feb., 1715-16 ; estate ^229, 2s. Id. Barnes, Mary, early at Pequot. 

BARNES, MARY, of Pequot, had a warrant issued against her 
to be brought before the particular court in 1649. Thomas Barnes, 
of Farmington, was confirmed a sergeant of the company at Far- 
mington, in 1651 ; Daniel, of New Haven, in 1644. 

Farmer mentions Matthew, of Braintree, in 1640, Boston, 1653 ; 
Thomas, of Hingham, 1637, freeman, 1645; William, freeman, 
1641, was one of the proprietors of Salisbury, Mass., in 1640. 
Dodd mentions Thomas, brother of Daniel, of New Haven ; had 
sons, Thomas, b. 1653, Daniel and Maybee. Twelve of this name 
had graduated at Yale College before 1850 ; and seven by the 
name of Barnes, and one by the name of Barns, at Harvard College, 
before 1840. 

BARNES, RICHARD, Jo. Buttler, Hundgate Baker, Lawrence 
Barker, Jo. Bowes, Elizabeth Bateman, Thomas Burd, Henry Butler, 
Jo. Budd, Richard Ball, James Brooks and wife Alice, Elizabeth Ba- 
ker, and others, were embarked in Assurance de Lo : Isaac Bromwell 
and George Pewsie, masters, for Virginia ; they were examined by 
the minister of the town of Gravesend, of their •' conformitie in 
o' religion," and took the oath of allegiance and supremacy. {H. 
G. Somerby) 

BARNES, JOHN, William Baker, Mr. Bradford, John Bradford, 
Robert Bartlett, of Plymouth, are in the list of those able to bear 
arms in 1643, in the colony of New Plymouth. 

BARNES, THOMAS was a passengeron board the Speedwell, of 
London, bound for New England, registered at Gravesend, searcii- 
er's office. May 30, 1656. 

BARNES, MATTHEW, at Braintree, in 1641. William Barnes, 
freeman, Mass., 1641. 

BARNES, WILLIAM, of Salisbury, Mass., an original settler 
about 1650. 

BARNES, NATHANIEL, of Boston, made free 1677. 

BA.RNES, THOMAS, of Marlb., freeman, 1673. James Barnes, 
of Boston, freeman, 1681. 

BARNS, RICHARD, and John of Marlborough, Mass., free 1690. 

Barnes has seventeen coats of arms. 

There was a John Barnes at Hartford, 1639. There was a Gid- 
eon Barnes, and Mehitable, his wife, at Hampton, and a daughter 
Deborah, baptized there June 10, 1739 ; Joanna, baptized May 10, 
1741, and Elizabeth baptized there Marcli 13, 1743, and joined the 


church ; Joanna also joined the church at Hampton, when she was 
baptized ; also Deborah. Gideon and Mehitable Barnes admitted to 
the church in Hampton, Jan. 15, 1740. 

BARNET, JAMES, in 1683, was a signer with other inhabitants 
of Roxbury, Mass., to settle the town of Woodstock. About 1700 
there were several other families moved into Woodstock, viz.. Rice, 
Carpenter, Joseph Bacon, Philip Eastman, Ebenezer Truesdell, and 
Rachel, his wife, and had a son Thomas, b. there Nov. 1, 1711 ; 
Benjamin Griggs, Robert Mason, Ebenezer Eastman, who m. Sarah 
Peasley, of Haverhill, Mass., June 8, 1713, and settled at Woodstock. 
Philip Eastman, Sen., d. there Oct. 20, 1714, Millers ; Edmond 
Ainsworth d. there March 5, 1740-1, aged about 89 years. Hon. 
John Chandler, Esq., alsod. Aug. 10, 1743, in his 79th year. 

BARNUM,* (Barnam,) THOMAS, of Fairfield, purchased land 
at Norwalk,"!" as early as 1662. He received an appointment at Nor- 
walk, as late as 1676. His children born at Norwalk, were Thomas, 
b. July 9, 1663; John, b. Feb. 24, 1676-7 j Hannah, b. Oct. 4, 
1680 ; Ebbinezer, b. May 29, 1682. Mr. Barnam removed to Dan- 
bury in the early settlement of the town, and perhaps had other chil- 
dren after his removal. He was the ancestor of those of the name 
now at Danbury, at Bridgeport, New York, Baltimore, &c., and of 
p. T. Barnum, of Bridgeport, a man as extraordinary in his way, as 
was Napoleon in his, or Julius Ccesar in his. He had only learned 
when young, that the world loved humbugs more than realities, and 
he has feasted them upon fictions until he has satiated their appe- 
tites, and filled his own coffers, in which he has shown his tact over 
his fellow-men in procuring a fortune ; he may be well noted as an 
extra of the age, possessing talents, in his way, that few men have. 

BARNUM, THOMAS, in 1681, was appointed by the town to 
keep decorum during the exercise on the Sabbath, and at other 
public meetings, and to keep a small stick to moderately correct the 
disorderly. In 1671, he was put down in the list of estates at £40 
of commonage. 

Barnham has three coats of arms. 

• In the early records, the name is usually spelled Barnam, though it has changed to Bar- 
num. It is supposed by many that it was originally the same as Burnham, Burnam, or Bur- 
num, as the name is spelt on the different records in Connecticut. I am inclined to believe the 
name is Barnham. If the family have their coat of arms, they may settle the question. 

t Master Roger Ludlowe, of Fairfield, purchased of the Norwalke Indians (deed) lands east of 
Norwalke river, Feb. 36, 1640, viz., "all the lands, meadows, pasturinge, trees, whatsoever tbeir 


BARRINGHAM, PATRICK, of Hartford, d. in 1753, and left a 
widow, Abigail, with a good estate. 

BARRETT, SAMUEL, of Wethersfield, was ordered by the Par- 
ticular Court, Dec. 5, 1645, to serve Arthur Smith, one year, for £8. 

BARRETT, JAMES, of Wethersfield, m. Anne Carrington, Dec. 
3, 1761, and had Selah, b. Dec. 24, 1762 ; Anne, b. Sept. 4, 1764 ; 
Martha, b. Jan. 27, 1766 ; Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1768, d. ; second Mary, 
b. Sept. 7, 1769 ; Sarah, b. Aug. 8, 1771 ; Ruth, b. April 17, 1775 ; 
James, b. May 7, 1777. 

This name was also at Hartford before 1700, and was a respecta- 
ble and wealthy family. 

Barrett, Jewett, Squires and Spalding, were some of the first set- 
tlers of Cornwall, Conn. 

BARRET, JOHN, Jr., of Welles, in 1653. 

BARRATT, HUMPHRY, in Mass., 1658, and at Concord, a 
freeman in 1682. It has been an early name at Concord, Mass., 
and Charlestown. 

BARRETT, BENJAMIN, of Hadley, took the oath of allegiance 
in Mass., 1678. 

BARRETT, Mr. EZEKIEL, of Norwich, known as a separatist, 
was imprisoned for refusing to pay his parish tax to Dr. Lord, for 
which his cow was sold. 

Four of this name had graduated at Yale College, before 1845, 
and eight at Harvard. 

BARRET, JONATHAN, of Hartford, m. Rebecca Whaples, 
Nov. 12, 1712. 

Baret has two coats of arms ; Barett, four ; Barrett, twenty-eight ; 

is, and grounds betweene the two rivers, the one called Norwaike, the other Soakatuck, to the 
middle of sayed rivers, from the sea a day's vvalke into the country." 

On the 20th of April, 1640, Capt. Daniel Patrick purchased of Norwake Indians the ground 
called in the deed, '• Sacunyte napucke ; also Mecanworth ; thirdly, Asumsowis ; fourthly, all 
the land adjoyninge to the aforementioned, as farr up in the cuntry as an Indian can goe in a 
day, from sun risinge to sun settinge ; and twoe islands neere adjoining to the sayed Carante- 
nayruck, all bounded on the west side with Noewanton, on the east side to the middle of the 
river of Norwake, and all trees, meadows, waters and nalurell adjuncts thereunto belonginge, for 
him and his forever." The meadows, &c., west part of Norwake. Mr. Ludlow, of Fairfield, 
entered into articles of agreement with Nathaniel Eli, of Hartford, " in the river of Connecticut, 
Rithard Olmsted, of the same, in behalfe of themselves and Rithard Webb, Nathaniel Rithards, 
Mathew Marvin, Rithard Seamer, Thomas Spencer, Thomas Hales, Nathaniel Ruskoe, Isaacke 
Graves, Ralph Keeler, John Holloway, Edward Church, John Ruskoe," &c., about planting Nor- 
waike, over the 19th day of June, 1650. The precise time the first families located at Nor- 
waike, as settlers, is not fully certain, probably as early as 1651, as Rev. Mr. Hanford, (Dr. 
Trumbull says,) began to preach there in 1652. 



Barrette, one ; Barratt, one ; Barrett, thirty ; Barrit, one ,' (Ja- 

BARRET, JONATHAN, of Hartford, and wife, Rebecca, had 
Bathsheba, b. Jan. 1, 1716; Dorothy, b. Feb. 14, 1717. 

BARRET, THOMAS, aged sixteen years, embarked for New 
England, in the Increase, Robert Lea, master, April 15, (probably 

BARROWS, ROBERT, of Wethersfield, 1645. 
BARROWS, BENJAMIN, of Windsor, d. in 1763. Goods and 
chattels, £20. 

BARROWS, SYLVANUS, from Windham, to Mansfield, wife 
Ruth; issue : Mehitabel, b. March 29, 1756; Francis, b. Feb. 13, 
1758, d. Sept. 24, 1781 ; Sylvanus, m. Trephea Webster, Sept. 14, 
1786, and had a son Francis, b. Sept. 4, 1787 ; Lydia, b. May 5, 
1790 ; Lenard Hensley, b. Feb. 5, 1795 ; his daughter Mehitabel, 
m. Joseph Johnson, of Windham, for his second wife, June 19, 1783, 
and had issue : Betsey, Bela, Dan, second Dan, Harry and Guy, b. 
Feb. 23, 1799. 

Barrow has eleven coats of arms ; Barrowe, one. The s has 
probably been added to the name since the emigrant came to this 
country, as the s is omitted in all the coats of arms. 

BARSTOW, WILLIAM, and wife, of Dedham, Mass.; his son 
Joseph, was b. there in 1639. 

BASTOWE, MICHAEL, made free in Mass., March, 1635-6. 
This name came to Connecticut after 1700, and is found in Fairfield 

BARTHOLOMEW, (Bartlemewe,) HENRY, had a suit in court 
at Hartford, vs. Thomas Marshfield, of Windsor, in June, 1643. 
Bartholomew has two coats of arms. 

BARTHOLOMEWE, WILLIAM, freeman in Mass., March 4, 

BARTHOLOMEWE, HENRY, free in Mass., May 7, 1637. 
Henry, of the first church in Boston, freeman in 1681. 

BARTHOLOMEW, HENRY, of Salem, wife Elizabeth, d. Sept. 
1, 1682, aged about sixty years. Richard, freeman in Mass., 1641. 
BARTHOLOMEW, Rev. ANDREW, graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1731, and settled at Harwinton, about 1736 or '7, and d. 1776. 
This name was early in the New Haven colony, and several fami- 
lies are yet in New Haven county. 

BARTAN, WILLIAM, of Kensington, d. 1745. 
BARTON, JAMES, of Hartford, d. and his widow's dower set 
out to her, 1787. 


This name was much earlier in Mass. and R. I., than in Conn. 

BARTON, WILLIAM, aged sixteen years, in 1756, chose Josiah 
Burnham, of Farmington, for his guardian. 

BARTON, RUFUS, of Providence, R. I., 1648. Thomas, in 
xMass., 1646. {Farmer.) 

May 12, 1664, Mr. Barton, Henry Pering, and others, of Long 
Island, were made freemen by Connecticut. 

Barton has twenty-eigiit coats of arms ; Barton or Burton, one. 

BARTON, EDWARD, took the oath of fidelity at Pamaquid, 

BARTRAM, EBENEZER, of Fairfield, had a son Job, who m. 
Jerusha Thompson, daughter of Mr. David Tomson, Nov. 18, 1762. 
Job, Jr., and Mary Bartram, b. May 10, 1767 ; wife Jerusha, d. 
Nov. 24, 1773 ; Job m. for second wife, Abigail Starr, widow of 
Daniel Starr, Jr., and daughter of Wakefield Dibble, of Danbury, 
Nov. 7, 1774, and had a son, Daniel Starr Bartram, b. Jan. 2, 1776. 
His wife, Abigail, d. Jan. 14, 1776, aged 27. 

BARTLETT, ROBERT, was b. in England, in 1603 ; he came 
to Plymouth, in the Ann, in 1623 ; he m. Mary Warren, (daughter 
of Richard and Elizabeth Warren.) He d. in 1676; his wife d. a 
few years after ; they had children, viz ; 

Benjamin, m. first, Sarah Brewster, 1656, second, Cicely , 

1678: hed. 1691. 

Joseph, b. 1638, m. Hannah Fallowell, who was b. 1638, and d. 
1710: he d. 1712. 

Mary, m. first, Richard Foster, Sept. 10, 1651 ; second, Jonathan 
Marcy, July 8, 1659. 

Rebecca, m. William Harlow, Dec. 20, 1649. 

Sarah, m. Samuel Rider, of Yarmoutli, Dec. 23, 1656. 

Elizabeth, m. Anthony Sprague, of Hingham, Dec. 26, 1661, and 
d. Feb. 7, 1712-13. 

Lydia, b. June 8, 1647, m. first, James Barnaby, and second, John 
Nelson, of Middleboro. 

Mercy, b. March 10, 1650-1, m. John Ivey, of Boston, Dec. 25, 
1668. (See Judge Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, and RusselVs 
Guide to Plymouth.) 

BARTLETT, CHRISTOPHER, of Newbury, b. about 1623 ; 
he m. first, in 1645. Mary Hoyt, his second wife, in 1660. He had 
issue : Christopher, b. June 11, 1655, m. Deborah Weed, 1677 ; Jon- 
athan, b. 1657, d. 1659 ; John, d. young ; Mary and Martha ; JOHN, 
of Newbury, 1637, d. 1679, aged 66 j Richard, of Newbury, 1637, 


d. May 25, 1647, left sons, Richard and Christopher ; Richard, his 
son, b. 1621, settled at Newbury, which he represented from 1679 to 
1681, also in 1684. He d. in 1698, aged 77 ; his wife, Abigail, d. 
March 1, 1687; had sons: Samuel, b. 1646, m. P^lizabeth Titcomb, 
1671 ; Richard, b. Feb. 21, 1649, m. Hannah Emery, Nov. 18, 167:3, 
and had nine sons and two daughters ; Thomas, b. Sept. 7, 1650, m. 
Tirzah Titcomb, 1685 ; John, born June 2, 1655, m. Mary Rust, 1680. 
Richard, the eldest of the nine sons of Richard, b. 1676, was the 
grandfather of Dr. Richard Bartlett, of Pembroke, New Hampshire, 
whose grandson Richard was Secretary of State, of New Hampshire. 
Stephen, the sixth son of Richard, was grandfather of Gov. Josiaii 
Bartlett, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

There was also another Robert Bartlett, who was an early settler 
at Hartford ; he resided south of Little River in Hartford, between the 
lots of John Barnard and Thomas Richards, in 1640, and received 
eight acres in the land division at Hartford, in 1639. His daughter 
Deborah, was baptized at Hartford, March 18, in 1645 ; he was 
made free in 1645 ; was a viewer of chimneys and ladders at Hart- 
ford, in 1649. He removed to Northampton, about 1656, yet he held 
land in East Hartford, as late as 1664. The town of Hartford ap- 
plied to purchase it, on condition that if he refused to sell, to call on 
him for security not to sell it to improper inhabitants. Robert, last 
above, was killed by the Indians, March 14, 1675-6. {Northampton 
■ Records.) 

There was still another Robert Bartlett, who was a resident at 
"Pequett," (New London,) Conn., in 1646, (probably Saybrook.) 
In June, 1646, he was sentenced by the court (for slandering lady 
Mary Fenwick) to stand on the pillory, on Wednesday, during the 
lecture, then whipped, fined £5, and be imprisoned a half year. 
The same session of the court he was ordered to be whipped for giv- 
ing ill counsel to the prisoners, &c. [Col. Rec.) 

BARTLET, JOSIAH, was early at Windsor. 

*BARTLITT, JOHN, was early settled at Windsor, Conn., and 

* John Bartlitt, Edwards Francis, George Griswold, and Thomas Holcombe, all of Windsor, (re- 
moved into the woods at Poquonack, west of Windsor.) The Gen. Court held Sept. 13, 1649, 
considered the many dangers to which they and their families were e.xposed by " their remoate 
living from neighboursand nearness to the Indians, in case they should all leaue theire families 
togather without any guard ," freed "one souldger of the forementioned families from training 
vppon eury training day ; each family aforesaid to share herein according to the number of 
souldgers that are in them: provided that man w"='' tarryes at home stands about the aforesaid 
bouses vppon his sentinell posture." (_Col. Rec.) 


as early as Sept., 1649, he removed to Poquonnack, into the woods, 
in the west part of Windsor, with the families of Thomas Holcombe, 
Edward and Francis Griswold, and George Griswold, all of Wind- 
sor. The General Court of Connecticut considered the many dan- 
gers to which they were exposed by the Indians, by their remote 
location from neighbours and nearness to the Indians, and provided 
for their protection. 

John Bartlitt had children : Esaza, b. June 13, 1641 ; Benjamin' 
baptized March 26, 1643 ; Hepsiba, b. July 14, 1646 ; Jehoiada, 
baptized Dec. 23, 1649; Mehitabell, baptized May 11, 1651. John, 
the father, d. 1670. Ephraim, of Windsor, d. 1648. Benjamin, 
son of John Bartlett, of Windsor, m. Debra Barnard ; children, 
Debra, b. Aug. 3, 1666 ; Benjamin, Jr., b. June 21, 1668, d. ; 

Esaza, b. 9, 1670 ; another son, b. July 26, 1672; Ephraim, 

b. June 17, 1673 ; Jehoiada, b. Nov. 2, 1675 ; second Benjamin, Jr., 
b. Oct. 15, 1677. Edward, of Windsor, d. in 1676, and left no 
family. He gave a part of his estate to " Benoni Case, of Simsbury, 
a son of Christopher Crow." JOHN BARTLET kept the ferry at 
Windsor, in 1648. ( Windsor Records) 

BARTLETT, JEHIJADA, purchased a house and land, in 1678, 
of Thomas Huxly, of Hartford, for £20, and signed his name to the 
contract ; had a daughter Martha, b. at Hartford, July 28, 1674. 

BARTLET, WILLIAM, of New London, d. about 1658, and 
gave all his out-lands to his brother Robert, and all the goods in his 
house, to his wife ; estate, .£250, 10*. ; J. Brewster and Robert 
Roys, appraisers. 

BARTLETT, WILLIAM, of Pequett, forfeited his bond, as did 
Edward Higbye, being called upon their recognizance before the 
particular court at Hartford, April 24, 1649. In May, 1649, he for- 
feited his recognizance of £20, and Edward Higbye, his security, for 
not bringing him into court, forfeited £10. In June, 1649, he again 
before the court, recognized in <£20, and Cary Latham also, in £20, 
that said William should appear before the particular court at Hart- 
ford, upon the first Thursday of September (then) next, and be of 
good behavior during the time. Sept., 1649, he was freed from 
training, with orders to keep his arms in order for service. 

BARTLETT, EDWARD, will dated Feb. 24, 1675, made when 
he was about entering into service against the Indians. He speaks 
of his house and land at Greenfield, (Poquonnock.) of money due him 
from James Hillier, and from the country, and other property. lie 



gave property to Benoni Crow, son of Christopher, of Simsbury, also 
to Josiah Clark ; will proved April 12, 1676. 

BARTLETT, BENONY and Mary, of Lebanon, had children : 
Charles, b. May 1, 1752 ; Sarah, b. March 9, 1754 ; Stephen, b. 
July 3, 1756 ; Priscilla, b. June 1, 1758. 

BARTLET, JOHN, James Lockwood and Samuel Keeler, Jr., 
were allowed to erect a platform from the gallery of the meeting- 
house in Norwalk, in 1709. 

BARTLETT, JOHN, of Norwalk, m. Elizabeth Haynes, daugh- 
ter of Mr. William Haynes, Feb. 20, 1706 ; they had five daughters 
and sons, William and John, His wife d. Feb. 26, 1723-4. " Sir 
John Bartlett departed this life August 5, 1761, in y" 85th year of 
his age." 

BARTLETT, SAMUEL, of Hartford; inventory dated 1711; 
personal estate about £25. 

BARTLETT, SAMUEL, Jr., of Bolton, gave his mother Sarah 
£100 in case his daughter Abigail died without issue ; his will 
dated July 30, 1740. He died soon after. Rev. Thomas White, ex- 
ecutor ; he refused, and his relict Margaret, was appointed adminis- 
tratrix, in 1741, with the will annexed ; had an only child Abigail. 

BARTLET, SAMUEL, of Haddam,d. 1711. 

BARTLETT, Rev. MOSES, settled in the third society of Mid- 
dletown, June 6, 1733. 

BARTLET, Rev. NATHANIEL, settled at Reading, May 23, 

BARTLETT, THOMAS, at an early period owned seven lots in 
Watertown, Mass., freeman 1634-5. 

BARTLETT, ROBERT, was rated for public use, 95., payable 
in corn, at six shillings per bushel, in 1632-3, at New Plymouth, 
and 9s. in 1633-4. 

BARTELET, JOHN, was a freeman at Windsor, Conn., as early 
as 1669. 

BARTLETT, JOHN, freeman in Mass., 1637. This has been 
an old name at Northampton, Mass. 

BARTLET, ROBERT, of Marblehead, Mass., made free 1683. 
John, of Newbury, made free, 1684. 

BARTLET, ROBERT, d. at Northampton, March 1, 1675, 
(killed by the Indians.) 

"bARTLET, RETCHERD, Junir," of Medfield, was admitted 
to the freedom of Mass., in 1677. 



BARTLETT, SAMUEL, and Nathaniel, took the oath of allegi- 
ance at Northampton, Mass., in 1678, (O. S.) 

BARTLET, SAMUEL, of Newbury, freeman, 1673. 

Whether the Bartlets of Connecticut are relatives of Judge Bartlet, 
afterward Governor of New Hampshire, is not known to the compiler. 

BARTLET, GEORGE, an early settler at Guilford. 

BARTLET, Rev. MOSES, graduated at Yale College, in 1730, 
and settled at Middlefield, a society in Middletown, June 6, 1733. 

Bartlet has six coats of arms ; Bartlett has one. Bartlett also has 

BARTLETT, SAMUEL, an early settler at Stafford ; was from 
Haverhill, on the Merrimack. He offended the Indians and left there 
for his safety, and was pursued by them. He went first to the house 
of Edward Kibbe, in Somers, where he remained some months, and 
m. his daughter Rebecca, after which he settled in West Stafford, 
and became one of the first men in the town in standing and infllu- 

The townsmen of Windsor thought " meete" April, 2, 1698, to send 
Josiah Bartlett, of Windsor, to Hadley, to the wife of Caleb Smith, 
to procure her to cure his lameness, and desired Sergeant Porter to 
send him thither. 

BATEMAN, WILLIAM, had a grant of land from the town of 
Fairfield, oftwo and a half acres, Jan., 1649, and other lands ; one tract 
purchased of Thomas Sherwood ; one lot on Bartow's Plain. Na- 
thaniel, of Watcrtown, Mass., 1640. Thomas of Concord, freeman, 
1642, d. 1669, aged 55 : sons, Thomas, Peter, d. at Woburn, 1676 : 
John and Ebenezer. William, of Concord, brother of Thomas, free- 
man, 1641 ; he removed to Chelmsford. William, perhaps father of 
William, was admitted freeman. May 18, 1631. [Farmer.) 

BATEMAN, ROBERT, Henry Burkett, Henry Bannester, Jo. 
Baylie and others, imbarked in the Transport, of London, Edward 
Walker, Master, for Virginia, per certificate from the minister of 
Gravesend, of their conformitie lo the orders and disipline of the 
church of England. 

BATEMAN, THOMAS, free in Massachusetts, 1642. 

BATEMAN, WILLIAM, freeman, 1641, in Massachusetts. 

BATEMAN, WILLIAM, took freeman's oath at Boston, in May, 

BATEMAN, ELEAZER, of Woburn, free, 1690. 


This is an old name in Fairfield county, and at Southbury, in New 
Haven county. 

Bateman has nineteen coats of arms. 

BATES, Mr. (JAMES,) probably came to Dorchester, Mass., in 
1635; selectman there in 1637, 1638 ; one of the raters of the town 
also in 1638 ; also townsman in 1642. James Bates, selectman in 
1651. {Dor. Rec.) Freeman, 1636 ; Farmer says Deputy from 
Hingham, 1641. 

BATES, ROBERT, an early settler in Stamford, 1641— whether 
of the family which settled at Haddam, is not known. 

Robert Bates, was one of the first settlers of Stamford, and prob- 
ably went there from Wethersfield, with the first settlers of Stam- 
ford, in 1641. He was assessed in 1641, by the company, three 
bushels and one peck of corn, towards paying New Haven, for pur- 
chasing the place, &c., for them. Robert d. at Stamford, June 11, 

BATES, Ensign JOHN, was one of the patentees of Stamford, 
from the Governor and Company, 1685. 

BATES, JAMES, at Saybrook, in 1669 and '77. 

BATE, SAMUEL, (now Bates,) of Saybrook, m. Mary Chap- 
man, May 2, 1676 : Samuel, b. April 4, 1677, d. 1677 ; Anna, b. 
Sept. 19, 1678; Silleiis, (Silence,) b. July 27, 1680; 2d Samuel, 
b. Nov. 8, 1682; James, b. Dec. 16, 1683; Robert, b. Dec. 22, 
1686 ; Stephen, b. June 1, 1689 ; Ephraim, b. May 29, 1692 ; Dan- 
iel, b. Aug. 18, 1697. The father, Samuel, d. Dec. 2S, 1699. 

BATES, Lieut. JAMES, of Haddam ; his estate distributed 1732, 
over £900 : widow Mary ; grand-daughter, Elizabeth Fuller : chil- 
dren, Ruth Gibbs, £158, 3s. 4^d. ; Rebecca Comslock, £158, 3*. 4d. ; 
Cloe Hall, £158, 3*. 4d. ; Mary Comstock, £158, 3*. 4d. ; Abigail 
Bates, same ; Eunice Bate, Annah Bates : no sons. The mother of 
Elizabeth Fuller, d. before her grand-father James. Each child had 
over £158. 

John Bates, of Haddam, d. Jan. 15, 1718-19. Inventory £286, 
I2s. ; widow Elizabeth : children, John, Solomon, Joseph Graves, 
Jonathan, James Ray, Jr., Elizabeth Baily ; all signed a distribu- 
tion of the estate, as his children signed, 1718—19. 

James Bates, of Haddam, d. March 13, 1718. Inventory £596, 
55. lOd. He was one of the tvventy-eight proprietors of the town of 
Haddam, and purchaser. 

John and James Bates, of Middletown, in 1677. 


5ATE, Mr. JAMES, had several parcels of land at Thirty Mile 
Island, recorded June 18, 1668. 

BATES, JAMES and Dorothy, of Colchester, had Zachariah, b. 
June 27, 1742 ; Ephraim, b. May 13, 1744 ; Dorothy, b. Aug. 10, 
1746 ; Oliver, b. July 17, 1748 ; Sarah, b. July S, 1750 ; Rachel, 
b. June 30, 1754. 

John Rates, his son John, Jacob Bates, Nathaniel and David Bates, 
emigrated from Durham, Conn., to Granville, Mass., as did David, 
Ebenezer and Aaron Curtiss, with Samuel, Enoch and Aaron Coe. 
These Bates's are descendants of the family at Saybrook, East Had- 
dam and Durham. 

BATES, ELIJAH, Esq., son of Nathaniel., of Granville, late 
deceased, 1850; graduated at Yal6 College, 1794; settled at West- 
field as Attorney and Counsellor at Law; m. Miss Mary Ashley, 
daughter of Mr. Ashley, of Westfield. Hon. Wm. G. Bates, son of 
Elijah Bates, Esq., graduated at Yale College, 1825 ; m. Jane P. 
Ashley, only child of Maj. Wm. Ashley, late deceased, of Sheffield, 

Hon. Isaac C. Bates, son of Col. Jacob Bates, graduated at Yale 
College, 1802 ; an eminent lawyer ; he d. while a member of the Uni- 
ted States Senate, in 1845. Charles F. Bates, Esq., of Granville, 
son of Nathaniel. These men have been, and some of them now 
are, distinguished men in Massachusetts. Col. Jacob Bates was a 
Lieutenant in the war of the revolution, and was at the attack on 
Princeton, N. J. Eight persons of the name of Bates have gradu- 
ated at Yale College. This branch of the Bates family has pro- 
duced several eminent men. (See AUSTIN.) 

BATES, CLEMENT, freeman in Massachusetts, 1636. Ed- 
ward, at Boston, about 1636, freeman 1638, deputy of Weymouth, 
from 1638 to '41, and 1660. George, Boston, freeman, 1636. 

This name is often spelt Bate, on the Connecticut Records. One 
by the name of Bate, and eleven by the name of Bates, had gradu- 
ated at Harvard College, before 1848, and eight at Yale College, 
before 1849. 

BATES, CLEMENT, of Middletown, m. Mary Horton, daughter 
of Benoni and Mary, and had a son Joseph, b. April 9, 1732. His 
wife d. Aug. 11, 1732. 

BATE, JAMES, Elder of Dorchester, made his will Nov. 22, 
1655 ; noticed his " sonne Richard Bate, of Lid. Towne, in Kent, in 
Old England," by giving him all his lands, moveable goods and 


debts, that he then had, or should have in Old or New England,^ as 
his own, unless altered by the Testator, and made Richard sole 
Executor. On the 26th of Nov., 1655, his codicil provided that 
his son James should be joined as Executor with Richard, only for 
the pui'pose of receiving such debts as were owed him in New Eng- 
land, and to sell such lands and goods, excepting such as he had di- 
rected to be given to his grandchild, James ffoster, provided he made 
a true inventory, and conveyed the estate to his son Richard. (See 
Ills will signed and codicil signed, James Bate, Elder, in No. 3, 
His. and Gen. Register, July, 1851, p. 297.) 

After the decease of Elder Bate, Gabrell Meade and Mr. Rob' 
Howard, Not^ Publ'"^ witnessed his will, and Rob' deposed to the will 
Jan. 14, 1655. Roger Clap of Dorchester, aged about 46 years, 
testified that he visited Mr. James Bate, in his sickness, and he en- 
treated him to take a witness with him, that it was his will that his 
daughter Gibson should have £10 for her own use and disposal, and 
not her husband. Roger Clap informed Mr. Bate, that if he had a 
written will, it should be added to his will, he replied with earnest- 
ness, that he would have done." These facts were proved before Gov. 
Jo. Endecott, by Roger, Edw*^ and Nich" Clap, Jan. 22, 1655: also 
by James Bate the son, in part. In Elder Bate's later directions, he 
notices his former will, and gave to the three children of his son 
James, viz., Samuel, Allice and Mary, £100 each, when 21 years 
old, and his son James to have the use of the £300 for, and towards 
bringing up said children, provided he should go with his family to 
live in England, and give security to pay the £300. His house, or- 
chard, and three acres of planting land, adjoining with the meadow, 
back of the dwelling house in Dorchester, N. E., he gave his grand- 
son, James ffoster, provided his wife Allice Bate had her support out 
of the house, &;c. He also ga^e Rev. Mr. Mather, of Dorchester, 
£20, and the then wife of Gabriel Mead, £20, &c. Signed by James 
Bate, the Elder. (See same No., and page 298, Gen. Reg.) 

BATES, RICHARD, Wm. Barnes, Wm. Brown, Humphrey 
Buckley, Wm. Burton, Mathew Bateman, Lucie Bucklie, Wm. Bar- 
loe, Nicholas Bate, Wm. Bate, Margaret Baylie, Dtbora Barrie, 
Francis Bullock : the above were transported to Virginia, and em- 
barked in the Globe of London, Jeremy Blackman, Master ; were ex- 
amined by the Minister of Gravesend, of their conformity, and took 
the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, Aug., 1635. (See H. G. Som- 
erhy.) ( See N. E. His. G. R., No. 15, pp. 261, 262.) 

BATE, EDWARD and Elizabeth, his wife, of Weymouth, had 


children recorded there, viz., Susanna, b. Feb. 6, 1679; Edward, 
Jr., b. 1682 ; John, b. 1685 ; Mary, b. 1697, perhaps others. 

BATE, INCREASE, and Mary, of Weymouth, had a son Ed- 
ward, b. Jan., 1681 ; Ebenezer, b. 1686 ; Anna, b. 1695, freeman 
in 1691, perhaps others. 

BATE, JOHN, and Susan, his wife, of Weymouth, Mass., in 
1655, son Edward. Clement Bates, freeman, Mass., March, 1635— 
6. Geo. Bate, freeman, Mass., May, 1636. James Bate, freeman, 
Mass., 1636. Edward Bates, freeman, Mass., March 9, 1636-7. 

BATE, JOSEPH, Samuel and Benjamin, of Marlb., freeman, 
1672. Clement Bate and James of Hingham, free 1673. Jno. 
Bates, of Chelmsford, freeman, 1682. 

BATES, ROBERT, children b. at Lynn, John, b. March 5, 1673 ; 
Rebecca and Sarah. 

BATES, JOHN, of Chelmsford, freeman, 1689-90. 

The name of Bate has six coats of arms, and the name of Bates 
has eight coats of arms. The name now uniformly called Bates, in 
the early settlement of Connecticut, was generally recorded Bate. 

Clement Bates, a tailor, aged 40, and Ann Bates, embarked in the 
Planter, April 6, 1635, for New England. James Bates, aged 14, 
Clement, aged 12, Rachel, 8, Joseph, 5, and Benjamin Bates, em- 
barked in the Elizabeth, Wm. Stagg, Master, bound for New Eng- 
land, with certificates from the Justices and Minister of the Parish, 
about 1635. 

James Bate, a farmer, aged — years ; Alice, his wife, aged 52 : 
Lyddia, aged 20, Marie 17, Margaret 12, and James Bate, embarked 
from England, in the Elizabeth, Wm. Stagg, Master, for New Eng- 
land, April 17, (about 1635.) 

BATTELL, BATTLE, BATTEL. This name came into the Con- 
necticut Colony, from Milford to Torrington, in the early rettlement of 
the town. Joseph Battle, Esq., a son of the emigrant to Torrington, 
settled at Norfolk, Conn., m. Miss Bobbins, a daughter of Rev. Mr. 
Bobbins, of Norfolk, where he became a gentleman of large estate, 
and sustained an estimable character, and had a large and highly 
respectable family. His widow survived him, and is yet living at 
Norfolk, sister of Dr. Robins, of Hartford. 

THOMAS, of Mass., in 1654. Battell has two coats of arms. 

BATTERSON, GEORGE, and WILLIAM, brothers, are the 
first of the name found in Connecticut, at Fairfield : tradition says 
they were from England, probably Scotch. George m. Mary Oys- 
terbanks, of Welch extraction, a weaver by trade. George was there 


some time before he married : his children were Stephen, Powell, 
George, Sellick and Betsey. 

BATTERSON, STEPHEN, son of George, m. Sarah Ward- 
well, at Norvvalk, Oct. 20, 1784, and hud children b. there : Abi- 
gail, William, Isaac and Stephen, Jr. 

BATTERSON, POWELL, son of George, Sen., m. Betsey Wil- 
son, at Norwalk, Jan. 30, 1788, and had children : Clara, b. Oct. 
23, 1788 ; Lewis M., Powell, Jr., and Betsey. 

BATTERSON, GEORGE, Jr., m. Mary Seely, of Weston, Conn., 
who is now, if living, 89 years old : she m. when 16 years old and 
had children viz., 

Rebecca, m. Joshua Bonny, of Warren, and had five sons and 
three daughters. 

Amelia m. Charles Gilbert, of Warren, and had five sons. 

Polly m. Seth Morse, of Warren, and moved to Hockhocking, 
Ohio, and had eight children. 

Anna m. Jonathan Todd, and had six sons and three daughters. 

Nathan m. Polly Black, and had issue ; five sons and one daugh- 

Simeon d. young. 

Abigail m. Samuel Thomas, of Roxbury, and had three sons and 
two daughters ; settled in Tallmadge, Ohio, about 1816. 

Simeon S., m. Melissa Roberts, of Bloomfield, May 28, 1820 ; 
had twelve children. 

Lucinda m. Andrus Dickinson, of Litchfield, had three daughters. 

Albert m. Eliza Brown, o( Bloomfield, Conn., Jan., 1830 j five 
sons and one daughter. 

Laura m. Harvey Griswold, of Roxbury, had six children. 

Cyrus ni. Marsha , of Ithica, N. Y., and had a daughter 

Elvira, all dead. 

BATTERSON, SIMEON S., son of George, Jr., now resides at 
Hartford. He m. Melissa Roberts, of Bloomfield, May 28, 1820. 
He and his son James G., are doing a large business in manufactur- 
ing tombstones, monuments, and all kinds of sculpture in marble, for 
all parts of the United States. His children are, Melissa M., b. 
July 23, 1821 ; James Goodwin, b. Feb. 23, 1823; Sherman S., b. 
Feb. 26, 1825, d. Aug. 30, 1828; Hermon G., b. May 28, 1827; 
George Tomlinson, b. Jan. 24, 1830 ; Henrietta Campfield, b. 
March 3, 1832 ; Mary Eliza, b. March 19, 1834, d. April 14, 1834 ; 
Mary Jennette, b. May 6, 1836; Fanny R., b. Sept. 10, 1838. 


Sumner, b, June 15, 1841, d. Oct. 4, 1842 ; Henry Adams, b. Sept. 
1, 1343 ; Hiram Roberts, b. March 20, 1846. 

BATTERSON, JAMES GOODWIN, m. Eunice Elizabeth Good- 
win, of Hartford, June 2, 1851 ; no issue. 

*GEORGE, Sen., was about seven years in the service of his 
country, in the Army and Navy of Connecticut, during the war of 
the Revolution : he was probably at Fairfield, as early as 1750. 

BATTERSOM, WILLIAM, a brother of George, Sen., removed 
with his family to Warren, Conn., where he remained a few years, 
and then removed with his family to Ohio. He had two sons, Will- 
iam and Lewis. 

The Battersons who settled at Fairfield, are the only persons of 
the name known to have come to this country. 

BATTER, EDMOND, freeman in Massachusetts, March, 1635- 
6, and Nicholas, in 1638-9. Mr. Edmond Batter d. at Salem, 
Mass., 1756, aged 84. The Batters were connected by marriage 
with the Gookins, of Massachusetts, (perhaps Batterson.) 

BASCOM, (Bascomb, Boscum,) THOMAS, of Windsor, an early 
settler, had issue: Abigail, b. 1639, baptized June 7, 1640 ; Thom- 
as, Jr., baptized Feb. 20, 1641 ; Hepzibah, baptized April 14, 1644: 
Thomas, Juror in 1644, at Hartford. 

BASCUM, WILLIAM, of Welhersfield, in 1636, probably in 
Guilford, in 1665. 

Farmer says there was a Thomas Bascom, of Northampton, in 
1658. This name yet continues in Connecticut. Two of the name 
have graduated at Harvard College, and two at Yale College. 

BASCOMB, THOMAS, Sen. and Jr., took the oath of allegiance 
at Northampton, Mass., 1678 ; also Thomas, freeman, 1670. 

Thomas Bascomb is in the list of first settlers at Windsor, in 1640, 
as are Thomas Barber, Thomas Buckland, and others. He probably 
removed to Massachusetts. 

BASCOMB, THOMAS, of Northampton, m. Mary Newell, 
daughter of Thomas, of Farmington, March 20, 1667. This name 
is yet at Enfield, and other places in Connecticut. 

* The wife of George, Sen., was a. weaver, and had just taken a piece of cloth out of the 
loom, when the British set fire to Fairfield. George Jr., then young, under 20 years old, de- 
clared the British should not have the cloth : he took and secreted it in the hollow of 
a large poplar tree. After the enemy had retired, George Jr., took the cloth from its hiding place, 
and his mother made for him a suit of clothes, and he immediately after enlisted in the army, 
where he continued nearly seven years, in the army and navy, and was in several naval actions, 
and aided in taking many English vessels. 




BASEY, JOHN, a weaver by trade, was a respectable and early 
settler at Hartford ; he had fourteen acres in the land division at 
Hartford, in 1639. In 1640, he resided in Hartford, south of Little 
River ; his lot was bounded westerly on Richard Butler, south by 
the road from George Steel's to south meadow, and easterly by Jo- 
seph Easton ; he had a daughter Elizabeth, baptized at Hartford, 
Aug. 23, 1645; Mary, m. Samuel Burr; Lydia, m. John Baker j 
Elizabeth, his third daughter, m. Paul Peck ; his wife was Eliza- 
beth ' He had a grandson, Paul Peck ; another, Joseph 
Baker, a brother-in-law, John Baker, and a son-in-law, John Baker j 
he left no sons. He d. 1671 ; his wife, Elizabeth, d. 1672. John 
Basey drew 36 acres in the land division in 1672. He made his will 
Aug. 14, 1671. He gave his grandson, Paul Peck, a piece of land; 
also, his grandson, Joseph Baker, wood land ; also, to his grand- 
son, John Baker, a piece of land ; to his son-in-law, John Baker, he 
gave his loom, " with all the tackling," after his decease. His wife, 
Elizabeth, executrix ; inventory appraised Aug. 29, 1671 ; £383, 
2s. 6d. He mentions no sons in his will. He gave Joseph, son of 
John Baker, seventeen acres of land. 

BASEY, ELIZABETH, widow of John, in her will, gave her 
daughter, Elizabeth Peck, two coats, one that was her husband's cloak, 
and her cow, for her care for her in her sickness; the remainder 
she gave her three daughters, Mary Burr, Lydia Baker, and Eliza- 
beth Peck. Inventory dated Dec. 13, 1673 ; £60, 14^. ; no sons. 

BAYSA'S, STEPHEN, will offered in court at Hartford, Sept., 

BASSAKER, PETER, was by trade a blacksmith, and was an 
early settler at Hartford. He had a trial to make nails, with less 
loss, and at as cheap a rate as Thomas Hurlbut, in 1643. Defend- 
ant in court at Hartford, Sept. 12, 1644 ; also in Dec, 1644. March 
5, 1644-5, he was recognized in <£20 to appear at the court in Hart- 
ford, on the first Thursday of the next June. He was fined 20*. for 
resisting the watch, Sept. 2, 1647. Oct. 17, 1648, the court adjudged 
Peter Bussaker, for his filthy and profane expressions, (viz., " that 
hee hopd to meete some of the members of the church in hell, ere 
long, and hee did not question but hee should,")" to be committed to 
prison, and there safely kept during the sermon, and then to stand in 
the pillory the time thereof, and after sermon to be severely whipped." 
Richard Skinner was plaintiff in court against Peter Bussaker, 
March, 1648. He was again a defendant in court at Hartford, 
April, 1649. {Col. Court Rec.) 


BASS, JOHN, of Windham, and his wife, Elizabeth, had Han- 
nah, b. May 27, 1711 ; Priscilla, b. April 13, 1713, d. 1714; sec- 
ond Priscilla, b. June 9, 1715; Zebulon, b. May 22, 1718, d. 1719 ; 
John, son of John, d. 1712; second John, b. Jan. 2, 1720, d. same 
day. The father, John, d. Oct. 10, 1753, aged about eighty years. 

BASS, THOMAS, of Windham, m. Dorothy Parish, Nov. 9, 
1726 ; issue, John, b. Sept. 14, 1727 ; Mary, b. June 20, 1729 ; 
Elizabeth, b. March 1, 1731 ; Dorothy, b. Oct. 29, 1736 ; Lydia, 
b. April 15, 1738; Joab, b. Dec. 9, 1739. Thomas Bass, of 
Windham, d. Jan. 8, 1787, aged eighty-six years. There have been 
several of this name at Windham and Hampton, and the name is yet 
found at Windham and in Litchfield county. 

BASS, JOHN, of Braintree, Mass., m. Ruth, daughter of John 
Alden, of Plymouth, April 12, 1657, and had issue : John, b. Nov. 
26, 1658 ; Samuel, b. March 25, 1660 ; Ruth, Joseph, Sarah ; 
perhaps others. 

BASS, JOSEPH, of Braintree, 1648. 

SAMUEL, of Braintree, freeman, 1634 ; the first deacon of the 
church there, held it over fifty years ; representative 1641, twelve 
years; d. Dec. 3, 1694, aged ninety-four. Ann, his wife, d. Sept, 
6, 1693. 

BASS, WILLIAM, of Mass., freeman, 1638. (Farmer.) 

Seven of this name have graduated at Harvard College. 

BASS, Rev. JOHN, graduated at Harvard, 1637, and settled at 
Ashford, Conn., Sept. 7, 1743, and remained until 1751. 

BASSETT, THOMAS, of Windsor, was made free April 9, 
1640. He was a defendant in court about 1644. He removed to 
Fairfield, where, in 1659, he was exempted from watching, ward- 
ing and training. 

In May, 1651, the General Court requested the Governor, Mr. 
Cullick, and Mr. Clark, to hold a court at Stratford, for the trial of 
Goody Bassett,* for her life, (perhaps for witchcraft,) and in case 
the Governor could not go, Mr. Welles was appointed in his place. 

•There is, perhaps, no positive record evidence that Goodwife Bassett was executed at 
Stratford, for witchcraft, though such has been the tradition ; noticed by Dr. Trumbull, " as an 
obscure tradition that one or two persons were executed at Stratford," for witchcraft, and such 
has been the tradition at Stratford since. The Governor, Mr. Cullick, and Mr. Clarke, were 
desired by the General Court " to go down to Stratford to keepe courte, vppon the tryall of 
Goody Bassett, for her life," and if the Governor could not go, then Mr. Welles was to go in 
bis place. (,Conn. Col, Record, prinled p, 220,) 


A Thomas Bassett came from England to Boston, in 1634 ; perhaps 
this Thomas, of Windsor, was the same man. 

BASSETT, THOMAS, had a home lot at Fairfield, two and a 
half acres, Aug. 10, 1655, and was in the colony as early as 1643. 

BASSETT, NATHANIEL, of Windham, m. Joannah Borden, 
Dec. 10, 1695; issue, Joannah, b. Sept. 24, 1697; Ebenezer, b. 
May 4, 1699, d. ; second Ebenezer, b. April 2, 1701, d. 1701. 
{Windham Rec.) 

BASSETT, GooDwiFE, of Stamford, May 17, 1656, made her will, 
and notices her children, viz., Robert, to him she gave her home 
lot at New Haven ; also John, Emery, John Webb, Sarah and Eliz- 
abeth, (perhaps Jonathan;) notices her two daughters, Goodwife 
Emery and Goodwife Webb. 

BASSETT, ROBERT, united with John Chapman and others, in 
1653-4, in Fairfield county, to raise troops. The town of Fairfield 
held a meeting, without authority from the General Court, to raise 
troops to fight the Dutch at New Netherlands, and appointed Mr. 
Ludlow commander-in-chief of their troops, which office he accepted. 
This transaction, it is supposed, caused the departure of Mr. Lud- 
low to Virginia. 

BASSITT, ROBERT, had a daughter, Mary, b. at New Haven, 
March 8, 1649. 


BASSIT, JOSIAH, m. Allice Camfield, of Milford, April 25, 1717, 
by S. Eells, Assistant; son Josiah, b. Oct. 14, 1719. 

She probably had her trial before Ihe trial of Knapp's wife, for the same offence, at Fair- 
field, by a jury, as most of the first records at Fairfield have long been missing. It is probable 
these records at Fairfield were carried to Virginia, by Hon. Roger Ludlow, who, at least re- 
port says, abstracted the records, and that they were not afterwards recovered. Mr. Ludlow 
left Connecticut for Virginia, about J654 or '5 ; the same year he was sued by Thomas Sta- 
plies, for saying that Staplies' wife "had caused Knapp's wife to be new searched, after she 
was hanged," &c. ; also, that "Mr. Ludlow said Knap's wife told him that Goodwife Staplies 
was a witch," &c. Implications on this trial are, that Goodwife Bassett had been tried and 
executed, and Goodwife Knapp also, though there is no positive proof of their execution. Mr. 
Joseph Hawley by way of division of land in Stratford, Feb. 28, 1080-1, had three acres and 
twenty rods of land lying upon the place called " Oalloics hill,'" &c. ; near this were " Gallows 
swamp" and "Gallows brooke." The brook has long since disappeared, and it began to be 
doubted whether it ever was; but by throwing up the embankment for the New York and New 
Haven Railroad, the stone bridge once built over the brrmk, was uncovered, several feet from the 
surface ; the sides of the bridge were in perfect order; the wood part of the bridge entirely de- 
cayed : by which the tradition of the execution of a woman in Stratford, for witchcraft, is some- 
what confirmed. See trial of Roger Ludlow, at New Haven, 1054 ; also see Professor 
Kingsloy's Historical Discourse, note L, page 101.) 


BASSET, BENJAMIN, and wife, Deborah, of N. Stratford, had 
a son, Johnadab, b. Oct. 27, 1751 ; Samuel, b. Feb., 1753 ; John, 
baptized 1754 ; Isaac, baptized May 16, 1766, and others. 

BASSETT, BENJAMIN, of Stratford, m. Deborah Edwards, of 
N. Stratford, (now Trumbull,) July 28, 1748. 

BASSET, SAMUEL, of Stratford, m. Eunice Beach, of N. Strat- 
ford, Feb. 2, 1746-9. 

This was an early name in the New Haven Colony. Farmer 
notices William Bassett, of Plymouth, 1623, Duxbury, 1639 ; 
representative, 1640 and '44. Also, William, of Lynn, Mass., 

Eight of this name had graduated at Yale College, in 1850. Na- 
than Basset, in 1719, and Francis Bassett, 1810, graduated at Har- 
vard College. 

BASSETT, WILLIAM, of Mass., was one of the purchasers of 
Middleborough, Mass., with John Adams, Francis Billington, Wil- 
liam Brewster, Peter Brown, Edward Bumpus, Francis Cook, Philip 
Delanoy, Thomas Doty, Samuel Eddy and others. Bassett, proba- 
bly the son of Basset who came over in the ship Fortune, who set- 
tled first at Plymouth, then Duxbury, and was an original proprietor 
in West Bridgewater, where he removed, d. in 1667. (iV. E. G. R. 
and Eddy's note, No. 12, p. 334.) 

BASSETT, WILLIAM, Sen. and Jr., Jonathan Brewster, Wil- 
liam Brewster, Loue Brewster, and Stephen Bryan, of " Duxborrow," 
are found in the list of males able to bear arms, from sixteen years 
old to sixty years, within the several townships of the colony of New 
Plymouth, in 1643. 

BASSITE, WILLIAM, (Bassett,) came in the Fortune, to Ply- 
mouth, at an early period, in 1621. 

BASSET, WILLIAM, of Lynn, son John, b. 1653. 

BASSETT, WILLIAM, Sen., and William, Jr., of Lynn, free- 
men, 1691. 

BASSETT, JONATHAN, by his wife Mary, had born at Weth- 
ersfield, Abigail, b. Sept. 6, 1739; Jonathan, b. Nov. 14, 1743; 
Mary, b. May 20, 1745 ; Hannah, b. Feb. 13, 1747 ; William, b. 
April 28, 1749 ; Nathan, b. Dec. 11, 1751 ; Elisha, b. May 6, 1753. 

BASSETT, THOMAS, aged 37 ; Thomas Barker, aged 21 ; 
and IMildred Bredstreet, embarked for New England in the Christo- 
pher, de Lo[ndon,] John White, master. 



Basset has ten coats of arms ; Bassett has twenty-five coats of 

BASSETT, WILLIAM, aged nine years, embarked in the Abi- 
gail, for New England, June 17, Robert Hackwell, master. 

Elcy, wife of John Bassett, of Hartford, d. April 14, 1778, aged 

BASSAM, (Bassum,) WILLIAM, had a claim to land in Weth- 
ersfield, which was recovered by Sergeant Seely, in 1636, under 
whom Seely claimed. 

BAXTER, THOMAS, of Yarmouth, m. Mary, daughter of John 
Lattimer, of Wethersfield, Conn., May 3, 1705 : son Timothy, b. 
Feb. 26, 1706, and Elizabeth, b. March 23, 1703 ; both born at Weth- 

BAXTER, TIMOTHY, son of Thomas, m. Sarah Kilbourn, 
of Wethersfield, July 14, 1726, and had John, b. Dec. 28, 1726; 
Honour, b. March 2, 1729; Martha, b. Dec. 14, 1730; Elisha, 
b. Oct. 29, 1732 ; Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1735 ; Mehetabel, b.May 25, 

BAXTER, ELISHA, son of Timothy and Sarah, m. Honor Wool- 
cott, Dec. 13, 1756, and had Honor, b. Sept. 8, 1757, d. ; Rhoda, b. 
Aug. 24, 1758 ; Elisha, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1762 ; second Honor, b. 
Feb. 17, 1765; Lucy, b. Mar. 20, 1768; Leonard, b. Oct. 28, 
1771 ; Prudence, b. Feb. 8, 1775; Anne, b. June 20, 1778; Polly, 
b. Oct. 1, 1781 ; all of Wethersfield. 

BAXTER, THOMAS, New London, husband of Bridget, 1662. 

BAXTER, MARY, daughter of Sally Kilby, b. Oct. 28, 1791. 

BAXTER, THOMAS In 1653, a special warrant was ordered 
by the General Court and given to Jonathan Gilbert, to arrest Thomas 
Baxter, for several misdemeanors in the jurisdiction of Connecticut, 
with power to raise forces to execute his warrant. In 1654, Mr. 
Samuel Mayo complained against said Baxter for seizing his vessel, 
(the Desire, of Barnstable,) and his goods in it, under a pretence of 
his having a commission from Rhode Island. The court adjudged that 
the vessel belonged to Mayo, and ordered Baxter to pay Mayo .£150 
for his unjust seizure of the vessel and cargo; only provided Baxter 
returned the vessel to said Mayo, with the sails and ropes, two swords 
and four guns, taken from the vessel, £18 was to be deducted from 
the £150. In 1654, the General Court ordered that the estate 
attached by the constable of Fairfield, for the forfeiture of the re- 
cognizance ofCapt. Baxter, should be remitted. May 15, 1662, the 


General Court of Connecticut divorced Bridget Baxter from her hus- 
band, Thomas Baxter. 

Baxter has been an old name at Boston and Roxbury, Mass. 

BAXTER, ROBERT, Jo. Bently, Rachell Adams, and Eliza 
Blanch, embarked for Virginia, in 1635. 

BAXTER, GREGORY, made free in Mass., in 1631-2. 

BAXTER, SIMON, the second settler of Hartland, Conn., in 
1755. In the war of the Revolution, he turned traitor, fled and died 
in Halifax. 

Baxter has twelve coats of arms. 

BEACHAM, ROBERT, who had resided at Norwalk, in March, 
1657-8, had liberty granted him by the General Court, 1657-8, to 
cohabit at Bankside, (between Fairfield and Norwalk.) He was 
made free as a resident of Fairfield, by the General Court, Oct., 
1664 ; appointed gate-keeper at Norwalk, in 1655. 

Beacham, is sometimes on Fairfield records spelt Beachen. 

BEACH, RICHARD, a New Haven planter, and unmarried in 
1643. The name was early at Stratford. John and Thomas Beach 
were early settlers at Wallingford. The Goshen Beaches were of 
this family. John was son of Thomas Beach, of Milford, b. Oct. 
19, 1655. The Litchfield Beaches descended from Samuel Beach, 
son of John, of Wallingford, and grandson of Thomas, of Milford. 
George Beach, Esq., of Hartford, is of this stock. Thomas Beach, 
of Milford, had a house lot in Milford, 1648. John, son of Thomas, 
b. Oct. 19, 1655 ; Mary, b. Dec. 27, 1657 ; a daughter of Thomas, 
b. Dec. 27, 1657 ; Samuel, son of Thomas, of Milford, b. June 5, 
1660; Zophar, son of Thomas, b. May 27, 1662; probably others. 

BEACH, BENJAMIN, of Durham, m. Dinah Birdsey ; she was 
probably a daughter of John Birdsey, a first planter of Milford, who 
afterwards removed to Stratford, from the fact that John Birdsey was 
the only person of the name who came into either Connecticut or 
New Haven colonies. 

BEACH, JOHN, of Colchester, had a son Ebenezer, baptized 1733. 

BEACFI, JOHN, was an early settler at Stratford, before 1650, 
and was many years town crier of Stratford. 

BEACH, RICHARD, was also an early settler at Stratford. 

BEACH, AZARIAH, of Killingworth, had Richard, b. Oct. 19, 
1677; Thomas, b. Oct. 5, 1679; Benjamin, b. Jan. 14, 1682. 
The connexion of Richard Beach, of New Haven, and Thomas, of 
Milford, not known. Thomas Beach, the emigrant, died early, and 
the births of his children not all found. The Beaches of Durham, 


Wallingford, and Stratford, are supposed to have descended from 
Richard and Thomas Beach. 

Fourteen of this name had graduated at Yale College, in 1850. 

Beech has been an old name at Watertovvn, Mass. 

BEACH, BENJAMIN, David, Josiah, Daniel, Jemima, wife of 
Benjamin, Hannah, wife of David, Patience, wife of Josiah, Esther, 
wife of Daniel Beach, were all members of the first church at Unity,* 
Nov. 18, 17yO. Hannah, daughter of Benjamin Beach, admitted 
Aug. 8, 1731 ; Ephraim Beach, admitted July 20, 1735 ; Israel 
Beach, and his wife, Hannah, admitted Oct. 17, 1736 ; Eunice, 
daughter of David Beach, deceased, admitted Aug. 7, 1737; Martha, 
wife of John Blackman, and Martha, the daughter of Mr. Benjamin 
Beach, deceased, admitted Sept. 6, 1741 ; Patience, wife of Benja- 
min, admitted into the church at Unity, from the church atStratfield, 
April 19, 1743. (Unity is Trumbull.) 

BEACH, DAVID, and Hannah, of Unity, had a son, Elijah, bap- 
tized July 4, 1731 ; Edmond, b. Sept. 4, 1733, &-c. 

BEACH, DAVID, Jr., m. Ruth Hawley, of Stratford, Nov. 30, 

BEACH, Lt. josiah, and Patience, of Unity, had Ann, b. July, 
1731 ; Josiah, b. June 24, 1734; Patience, b. Aug. 17, 1737; Mat- 
thew, b. May 18, 1742. (Jethro, a negro of said Josiah, baptized 
Nov. 1, 1741.) 

BEACH, ISRAEL, and Hannah, of Unity, had Phebe, b. Sept. 
16, 1732 ; Nathaniel, b. July 30, 1735 ; Mary, b. Feb., 1738 ; 
Israel, b. 1740 ; Anna, b, Aug., 1747. 

BEACH, DANIEL, and Esther, of Unity, had issue : Daniel, b. 
Feb. 2, 1736 ; Esther, b. May 14, 1738 ; perhaps others. 

BEACH, EPHRAIM, of Unity, m. Comfort , and had a 

son, Abel, b. at Unity, Sept. 29, 1743; and others. 

BEACH, JOSEPH, and Esther, of Unity, had Richard, b. April 
23, 1739 ; Ebenezer, b. 1742 ; Timothy, b. March, 1748. The 
last five families are descendants of John, of Stratford. 

Beech has two coats of arms. 

BEALE, THOMAS, 1639, land-holder in Hartford, in 1655. 

BEADLE, (Beedle,) ROBERT, of Wethersfield, was an early 
settler. He stole gunpowder from Mr. Blackman, of Stratford ; two 
sacks from widow Foot ; from Thomas Welles, two sacks ; from 
Richard Mills, he stole one blanket, and from Thomas Tracy, one 

* Unity, north part of Stratford, afterwards North Stratford, now Trumbull. 



sack, for which he was adjudged to restore double for each theft 
acknowledged by him, and to be severely whipped, and branded in 
his hand, upon the next Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1644 ; and for his 
loathsome demeanor on the 5th day of March, 1644, he was ad- 
judged on the next lecture day to be severely scourged and kept in 
the house of correction two weeks longer, and then again whipped, 
and be then bound to appear every quarter court, and be whipped, 
until the court should see some reformation in his conduct. On the 
17th day of May, 1649, Robert Beedle and Gary Latham, were 
warned to appear before the court for suffering an Indian to escape, 
who had been committed to their charge for safe keeping. In March, 
1645, William Latham was charged, by the desire of Mr. Robins, 
in his inventory of debts, £1, 145. , for having delivered Robert Bee- 
dle at Fisher's Island, by order of court. 

BEADLE, JOSEPH, of Taunton, Mass., as early as 1652, when 
he died in taking an inventory of the estate of John Barker. 

BEADLE, THOMAS, a seaman, d. at Gloucester, Mass., in 1700. 

BEADLE, BENJAMIN, of Colchester, had a son, Benjamin, 
baptized June 8, 1766 ; David, baptized June 14, 1767 ; Mary, bap- 
tized Jan. 1, 1769; Jonathan, baptized Dec. 30, 1770; Abigail, 
baptized, 1772. 

BEATLE, (or Beattle,) WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, m. Mary 
Wright, Sept. 21, 1743, and had Sarah, b. July 11, 1744; William, 
b. Aug. 29, 1745 ; Elizabeth, b. Jan. 13, 1747 ; Mary, July 25, 
1748; John, Aug. 11, 1750; James, Nov. 23, 1751; Martha, b. 
Feb. 22, 1753 ; Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1755. 

BEADLE, DAVID, m. Abigail , and had Benjamin, b. Dec. 

18, 1741 ; Jonathan, b. June 20, 1744; Ruth, b. June 30, 1748; 
David, b. Sept. 12, 1750. 

BEADLE, WILLIAM, m. Lydia , and had children : 

Lydia, b. Nov. 1, 1774; Mary, b. Oct. 6, 1776. It is not known 
that the last families were relatives of the first Robert or the William 
who follows. 

At a later period, viz., on the 11th day of Dec, 1782, a man by 
the name of William Beadle, resided at Wethersfield ; he was an 
Englishman by birth, from the county of Essex, of a good family. 
He early became familiar with an infidel club, in London, where he 
acquired the rudiments of his principles. He had a mother and sis- 
ter, whom he left in England, in 1755, and went to Barbadoes, with 
Charles Pinfold, Esq., then Governor of the Island, and remained 
there about six years ; he then returned to England, purchased a 


quantity of goods, and sailed for New Yorli, in 1762, and soon after 
removed to Derby, in Connecticut, and not long after located himself 
at Fairfield, as a merchant ; here he married a lovely woman, from 
Plymouth, Mass., and was prospered in his business, and had ac- 
quired about .^IjyOO in property, in 1772. But thinking his location 
was endangered, by being contiguous to the Sound, and of easy ac- 
cess by the British, in case of a war, he removed his family and 
effects to Wethersfield, about 1772, and opened a cash store, where 
he also was for a time successful in trade. But when the continental 
currency began to be used as the circulating medium, he received 
it for goods, and stored up his money, expecting his new money 
would be of par value, to replenish his store with goods. He was 
disappointed, for his money daily decreased in value. He became 
frantic, and parsimonious in all his family expenses, fearing pov- 
erty should overtake him. He fixed upon the evening succeeding 
the 18th of November, 1782, to execute his murderous design, 
and procured a fine supper of oysters, of which his family partook 
plentifully ; that evening he wrote as follows : " I have prepared a 
noble supper of oysters, that my flock and I may eat and drink to- 
gether, thank God and die." After supper he sent his waiting maid 
to carry a frivolous letter to his friend at some distance, to dispose 
of her, and obtain an answer, expecting she would not return that 
evening, but she returned unexpectedly, which prevented his hellish 
purpose that night. On the 11th of December, the maid and the 
children all slept in the same chamber ; early in the morning of the 
11th, he went carefully to their chamber, awaked the maid, and 
ordered her to rise gently without awaking the children ; he gave a 
line to her for the family physician, who resided about one-fourth of 
a mile distant, stating that his wife had been ill all night, and ordered 
her to stay until the doctor should come with her. This done, and 
the maid gone, he proceeded to execute his purpose ; he smote his 
wife and each of his children, when sleeping, upon the side of their 
heads, and broke the skull of each ; he then, with a carving knife, 
cut their throats from ear to ear. He took the three daughters and 
laid them side by side, on the floor, and covered them with a blanket, 
and their mothei's face with a handkerchief. He then placed a 
pistol to each of his ears, and fired them at the same instant. The 
return to the house by the maid, with the physician, revealed the 
dreadful picture to that quiet neighborhood. He was buried on the 
bank of Connecticut riv^r, between high and low water mark, (after- 
wards removed.) His body was taken out of the window, as he was 


found, bound upon a sled with cords, the bloody knife tied on his 
breast, without coffin or box, drawn by his family horse, cast like a 
beast into the hole there dug to receive it. Beadle was fifty-two 
years of age ; Lydia, his wife, aged only thirty-two years. His 
children were Ansell, Lothrop, Elizabeth, Lydia and Mary Beadle, 
the eldest eleven years, and the youngest six years old. (See Rev, 
John Marsh's Funeral Sermon.) 

There is no evidence that Robert Beadle, the first, and the last 
William Beadle were relatives, though they all located at Wethers- 
field, at distant periods of time. 

One of the name of Beadle had graduated at Harvard College, in 
1847, and two at Yale College, in 1844. 

BEARDING, (or Berding,) NATHANIEL, of Hartford, will 
dated Jan. 7, 1673 ; exhibited in court, Nov. 11, 1674. He was a 
planter, He provided for Abigail, his wife : children, son-in-law, 
Thornas Spencer, the elder; Samuel Andrews, and his wife Eliza- 
beth — she was the daughter of the wife of Berding. He also noli- 
ced Sarah, Hannah, Mary and Martha Spencer, daughters of Thorn- 
as Spencer, the elder, and grand-daughters of the testator. He also 
noticed John and Thomas Andrews, sons of his wife. He also no- 
ticed Jarrad Spencer, his grandson, who was son of Thomas Spen- 
cer Sen., and made Jarrad, sole Executor of his will. He gave 
Paul Peck and George Graves, 40^. each, and made them overseers 
of his will. Inventory made Sept. 14, 1674 ; £282, 15^. \()d. 

ABIGAIL, widow of Nathaniel Berding, d. March 20, 1682 : her 
will proved 1683. She gave her property to her daughter Hester 
Spencer, and grandson, Samuel Andrews, son of Samuel. Nathan- 
iel Bearding was an early settler and original proprietor at Hartford, 
and had six acres of land in the land division in 1639. He left no 
sons, and the name became extinct in Connecticut. 

BEARDING, NATHANIEL, with John Morris and Wm. Spen- 
cer, were appointed by the town of Hartford, Feb. 16, 1639, to say 
what every man's fence should be in the " Pine Woods," by con- 
sent of the owners of such lands, and be finished by the 7th of 
April, come twelfth month, upon a forfeiture of five shillings a rod 
for all unfinished, at that time. 

BEARDSLEY, WILLIAM, of Stratford, was a deputy to the 
General Court at Hartford, Sept. 11, 1645, pnd eight sessions more 
before 1665. He was requested by the General Court, Sept. 18 
1649, to assist Mr. Ludlowe, in preparing provisions, and all neces- 


saries for the design in the two towns. Wm. Beardsley, Andrew 
Ward, and George Hull, were propounded for Assistants to join the 
magistrates, to execute Justice in the towns by the seaside, Oct. 6, 
1651. He was appointed (as Goodman Beardsley,) by the General 
Court, Oct. 6, 1659, with Rev. Mr. Blackman, Mr. Fairchild, and 
.loseph Judson, all of Stratford, as a committee to consider the con- 
dition of Arthur Bostock, and his wife, and make suitable order 
therein, and report thereon, at the next session of the Court. 

William Beardsley was one of the first settlers in Stratford, Conn. 
Tradition says he was from Stratford on Avon. He brought his 
wife with him. His sons were, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, John and 
Thomas ; d. 1660. He may have been the Wm. Beardsley, who 
came from Hertfordshire, with John and Joseph Beardsley, to Mas- 
sachusetts, in a vessel called the Planter, (as he had sons, John and 
Joseph.) There was a Thomas Beardsley at Fairfield, in 1656 ; d. 
1656 ; probably son of William, of Stratford. 

This has been a respectable family from the first settlement at 
Stratford. C. H. Beardsley, Esq., former Judge of the County Court, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Connecticut, is a de- 
scendant of William ; and many other important men in Connecti- 
cut and New York, are descendants of Wm. Beardsley, of Strat- 
ford. There was a Wm. Beadseley, freeman in Massachusetts, 
1636, (perhaps Beardsley.) Bearcly, an old name at Boston, (per- 
haps Beardsley.) Twelve by the name of Beardsley had graduated 
at Yale College, in 1845. Many of the name are now living in 
Fairfield and Litchfield counties. 

BURSLEY, JABEZE, had children at Barnstable, Mass., the 
first b. 1706, and the last, 1724-5. (Perhaps Beardsley.) Beards- 
ley has two coats of arms. Berdsey has one coat of arms. THOM- 
AS BEARDSLEY settled at Milford, about 1647. William, a ma- 
son, aged 30, Maria, aged 26, (probably his wife,) ; Maria, aged 4 
years, John Beardslea, aged 2 years, and Joseph aged 6 months, em- 
barked in the Planter, for New England, in 1635. Wm. Beardsley 
made free in Massachusetts, in 1636. Sarah Beardsley m. Obadiah 
Dickinson, June 8, 1668. 

BEAUCHAMP, JOHN, of Hartford. There was a man of this 
name who was a large merchant in London, at the time Wm. Brad- 
ford, Capt. Miles Standish, and six others, of the Plymouth Colony, 
were appointed or hired the trade of the colony for six years. 
James Shirly, John Beauchamp, Richard Andrews and Timothy 


Hatherly, of London, were joined to the above, and were called the 
undertakers. {Guide to Plymouth, p. 142.) 

As John Beauchamp,* of Hartford, came fronm Boston, to Hart- 
ford, and was born in 1652 ; he may have been a son or grandson 
of the undertaker, John Beauchamp. He d. at Hartford, Nov. 14, 
1740, aged 88 years, where he yet has descendants, in the female 
branch of his flimily. 

MARGARP:T, wife of John, d. Dec. 8, 1727, aged 59 ; their chil- 

drcn were, Adam, Isaac, m. ; Isaac's daughter m. an Ellmore ; 

Peter, lost at sea, in the year 1719 ; Mary, m. Dr. John Ranchon, 
from whom the Sigourneys are descended ; Marian, f m. Capt. 
John Lawrence, of Jersey, England ; Margaret, m. John Michael 
Chenevard,of Hartford ; Susan, m. Alexander McLean; one daugh- 
ter, m. a Leighton ; and one daughter, m. a Sheppard. 

MARIAN BEAUCHAMP, was b. June 24, 1696 ; m. Capt. John 
Lawrence, who was b. Dec. 15, 1682, and was lost at sea, in the year 
1719. The children of Marian, were, Marian, b. July 4, 1717, 
John,:}: (the Treasurer of Connecticut,) b. June 11. 1719, and d. at 
Hartford, Dec. 25, 1802, aged 84. Hon. John Lawrence, (the Treas- 
urer,) m. his cousin, Margaret Chenevard, Sept. 26, 1748, and had 
twelve children, viz., John, b. Aug. 20, 1749; Mary, b. Dec. 8, 
1750 ; William, b. Dec. 25, 1751 ; Margaret, b. Jan. 16, (new 
style,) 1753, d. Aug. 14, 1758, aged 7 months ; Mareane, b. March 

I, 1755, d. Oct. 2, 1756, aged 19 months; Roderick, b. Jan. 13 
1757, d. May 2, 1783, aged 27 — he was a graduate of Yale Col 
lege; Edward, b. May 27, 1758, named after Rev. Edward Dorr 
d. young; 2d Mareane, b. Aug. 2, 1759, d. at Killingworth, Aug 

II, 1760, aged 1 year, 9 days ; Peggy, b. Oct. 9, 1761, d. Dec. 31 

^ * John Beauchamp and wife lie buried in the old Centre burying ground, Hartford. The fol 
lowing inscriptions are taken from their tombstones. " Here lies the body of Mr. John Beau 
champ, who died Nov., the 14, J740, in ye 88 year of his age." 

" Here lies the body of M" Margreie, the wife of Mr. John Beauchamp, who died Dec. ye 8''>, 
1727, aged 59 years." 

t In the records of the city of Boston, we find, Aug. 28, 1713, John Lawrence, of Jersey, (fa- 
rther of the Treasurer of Connecticut,) was published to Marian Beauchamp, of Boston. 

I John Lawrence was appointed by the King, Treasurer of the Colony of Connecticut, and 
held the office many years after it became a state ; in all, for a period of more than twenty 
years. He was also Commissioner of Loans, and borrowed at one time, a large sum, from Hol- 
land to carry on the war with Great Britain. He faithfully performed the important duties en- 
trusted to him, and Roger Sherman, Wm. Williams, John Hancock, Gov. Trumbull, and many 
other distinguished men of that period, were his sincere and attached friends. 

John Lawrence, his wife, and several of their children, lie buried in the old Centre burying 
ground, Hartford. 



1761, aged 3 months ; Samuel, b. March 17, 1763, d. July, 1825, 
aged 62 ; Mary Ann, b. March 6, 1764, d. young ; Margaret, b. 
Jan. 3, 1767, still living. Margaret, wife of John, d. April 19, 
1775, aged 49. 

John Lawrence, 3d, m. Anna Burr : their children were, John and 
Ann. John m. Clarissa Higley, (they had three daughters ;) Ann m. 
Charles Brewster, and d. Aug. 8, 1849, aged 74. Their children 
were, John Lawrence, Charles Augustus, who d. (and twins that d. 
young;) and Ann. 

John Lawrence Brewster, m. Margaret Josephine Battin, of N. Y., 
and d. in 1845 : their children are, John Lawrence, Margaretta Jose- 
phine. Ann m. Samuel Barber, of N. Y. ; their children are, 
Anna Jerusha, Emily, Samuel, several d. young. 

William Lawrence m. Alice,* (or Alicia,) widow of Elisha 
Ripley, Nov. 24, 1782, she d. at Hartford, Sept. 4, 1845, aged 
88. He d. April 21, 1821, aged 69 ; their children were : Sarah, 
Alicia, William Henry, who d. Nov. 10, 1792, aged 3 years, and 

Alicia Lawrence m. Charles Sheldon, of Hartford ; their chil- 
dren were : Alicia, Elizabeth Bellamy, Jane, Sarah, Charles Henry, 
William Lawrence, who d. in Michigan, Edward, Catharine, who d., 
George, who also d. and Henry, great-grandchildren of Dr. Bellamy. 

Jane Sheldon m. Panett M. Hastings M. D., of Clinton, N. Y., 
their cliildren are : Alice Lawrence, Charles Sheldon, and Seth 
Clarence, (twins.) 

Edward Sheldon m. Harriet Curtiss ; their children are Harriet 
and Edward. 

Roderick Lawrence m. Hester Sickles, of Philadelphia, (whose 
maiden name was Moliere,) May 29, 1823 ; had one child, Wm. Rode- 
rick : Hester, wife of Roderick, d. at Newark, N. J., July 22, 1830, 
ged 34, and was there buried. He then m. Elizabeth L. Lownds, of 
N. Y., she d. 1837, aged 30, and was buried in a family vault under St. 
Thomas' Church, N. Y., ; their children are, John Beauchamp and 
Cecelia Roderika. In 1850, he m. Clarinda Chevers, of New York. 

* Alice Ripley, who married William Lawrence, of Hartford, was born in Canterbury, Conn. 
Her maiden name was Adams, and when young she was engaged to be married to Capt. Na- 
than Hale, who fell a martyr in the service of liis country. Her mother married Hale's father 
There is still preserved in the collection of William R. Lawrence, of Hartford, a fine large pow- 
der-horn, made by Capt. Hale, during the college vacation, when he was a student at Yale. Miss 
Alice Adams, who was at that time a member of the family, often saw him when busily em- 
ployed in the construction of this valuable relic. 


Andrew Sigourney, b. in France, in 1639, left at the revo- 
cation of the Edict of Nantz, 1686, and d. in Boston, April 26, 1727, 
aged 88. His son Andrew was b. in 1673, and came with his fa- 
ther to America, in 1686. He m. Mary Lumarn, in 1696, and d. 
in Boston, 1748, aged 75. Their son, Andrew, was b. in Oxford, 
Mass., in 1697, and was a sea captain. He m. Mary Ranchon, 
daugliter of Dr. John Ranchon, in 1727, and d. in Boston, Nov. 
4, 1762, aged 65. Their children were : 

Mary Sigourney, b. 1728, m. Samuel Sloan ; d. Sept. 28, 1790, 
aged 62 ; John Ranchon, b. 1730, m. Eunice Kidder ; d. May 30, 
1802, aged 72; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1743, m. Thomas Payne; 

second, Doyle ; third, Henry Lucas, and d. Aug., 1773, aged 

30; Susannah, b. Oct. 13, 1744, m. John Osborn ; d. Jan. 26, 
1766, aged 22 ; Andrew, b. March 27, 1746 ; d. Nov. 23, 1767, 
aged 21; Charles, b. March 4, 1748, m. Susan Frazier ; second, 
Mary Greenleaf; d. in Boston, May 30, 1806, aged 55; Hannah, 
b. April 30, 1754, m. Capt. John Patten ; second, Benjamin Balch ; 
Charles, b. July 21, 1778, m. Jane Carter, who d. in 1818, leaving 
several children ; he then m. in 1819, Lydia Huntley,* their chil- 
dren, Mary, and Andrew Maximilian Bethune, who d. at Hartford, 
June 24, 1850, aged 19; Sarah, b. Jan., 1781 ; d. Nov. 5, 1802; 
Henry, brother of Charles b. in 1783, m. Rebecca Carter, in 1809 ; 
she d. in 1826. He then m. in 1829, Margaret Barker. He d. in 
Boston, Feb. 1848, aged 65, and left a son. and a daughter. 

Marian Lawrence, (sister of the Treasurer,) m. William Keith,f 

• Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney was the only child of Ezekiel Huntley, Esq., of Norwich, 
Conn., where she was bom, Sept. 1, 179L She received an excellent education, and when on- 
ly eight years of age, began to develope those poetical talents, which have since made her so 
widely and favorably known. In 18] 9, Miss Huntley was m. to Charles Sigourney, Esq., a lead- 
ing merchant of Hartford, and a gentleman of education, and literary taste. Mrs. Sigourney ii 
one of the most popular writers of the day. and her poems, which include almost every variety 
of subject, are all happily made to subserve a high moral sentiment. A heart of the liveliest 
and tenderest susceptibilities, has thrown a charm into her Verse, which has won not only ad- 
miration, but esteem and love, not only in the higher literary circles, but in every village and 
hamlet in the land. (See HUNTLEY.) 

t Rev. Alexander Keith, (brother of William,) was an Episcopal clergyman, and resided in 
Charleston, S. C. There is a curious relic in the possession of William R. Lawrence, of Hart- 
ford, which formerly belonged to him. It is a snuff-box, made from a Ram's horn, of a grace- 
ful form, and beautifully polished. The lid which is part wood, and part silver, bears three in- 
scriptions, viz., " Rev. Mr. Alexander Keith, A. D. 1770." "R. Lawrence, 1808." " VVm. R- 
Lawrence, 1831." 

Capt. John Keith, another brother, m. the widow of Capt. John Lawrence. He accompanied 
Capt. James Cook, in one of his voyages of discovery, and a portion of a quadrant, formerly his, 
bearing this inscription, " Made by lames Halsy, 1720, for lohn Keith," is still preserved in the 


a Scotchman, they had two children, Maryan and Susan, (after her 
husband's decease, she m. Rev. Jonathan Marsh, of New Hartford.) 

Susan Keith m. William Ellery, Esq., of Hartford ; their children 
were, Susan Ellery, and Jane. Susan m. Edward Blagg ; second, 
Dr. Edwards. 

Jane Ellery m. Henry Seymour, Esq., their children are, Mary, 
Gov. Thomas Henry Seymour, and William. Mrs. Seymour d. at 
Hartford, 1851. William Seymour m. Mary Brooks, in 1851, at 
^ Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, in 1369. 

Richard, Earl of Warwick, and Regent of France, in 1438. 

In the reign of King Henry IV., d. John, Lord Beauchamp, of 
Bletsho, leaving a son and a daughter, the son died, and Margaret, 
his sister, hecame sole heir of the family. She m. Sir Oliver St. John, 
(from whom are descended the Lords St John, of Bletsho, as also, 
the Viscounts Bolingbroke,) and for her second husband, John Beau- 
fort, Duke of Somerset. Their only child, Margaret, m. Edward, of 
Hadham, Earl of Richmond, their son was King Henry VII. 

Edward Beauchamp was a freeman in Mass., 1642-3. Beauchamp 
has twenty-three coats of arms. Beauchampe has eighteen coats of 
arms. Buchampe has one. 

BEEBIE, JOHN, of Hartford, d. 1650 ; small estate ; also JOHN 
BEEBE, oil Hartford, in 1662. JOHN, of Colchester, had his 
daughter, Ruth, baptized Jan. 20, 1734; Ann, baptized 1735; Mar. 
tin, baptized Oct. 8, 1738. JAMES, of Stratford, m. Sarah, daughter 
of Thomas Benedict, Sen., of Norwalk, Dec. 19, 1679, and had a 
daughter, Sarah, b. at Norwalk, Nov. 13, 1680; it would appear 
from the birth of Sarah, at Norwalk, that Mr. Beebe had resided 
there, before he settled at Danbury. He was originally from Strat- 
ford. He was the first justice of the peace at Danbury. He had 
two sons, James and Samuel, probably born at Danbury. James, 
Jr., remained at Danbury. Samuel Beebe'ssons removed to Litch- 
field, and afterwards aided in the settlement of Canaan, where the 
name is yet found. Five of this name had graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, in 1829. 

BEEBE, Rev. JAMES, was ordained Pastor, at North Stratford, 
May 6, 1747 ; the church gathered the same day ; ordained by 
presbyters, viz , Rev. Zephaniah Goold, of Stratford ; Jedediah Mills, 
of Ripton ; Rev. John Graham, of Woodbury, (Southbury society ;) 
Joseph Bellamy, of Woodbury, North Purchase, (Bethlem ;) David 
Judson, of Newtown, and Thomas Canfield, of Roxbury, and Mr. 
Woodbridge, of Amity. 


BEEBE, Rev. JAMES, Pastor, of North Stratford, m. Ruth Cur. 
tis, July 13, 1749, and had a daughter Elizabeth, b. March 19, 
1750, d. Dec. 19, 1754 ; James, b. Nov. 29, 1751 ; Mary, b. Jan. 
20, 1754 ; second Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1756 ; Ruth Anne, b. Jan. 
27, 1758 ; Sarah, b. July 28, 1759, baptized by Rev. Mr. Ingersol, 
of Ridgefield, " her father being then in the army," at Ticonderoga ; 
David L., b. Jan. 16, 1763 ; Claret, a negro servant of Rev. James, 
baptized June 2, 1762. 

BEEBE, EBENEZER, (the grandfather of William Beebe, Esq., 
now of Litchfield,) removed from Danbury to Litchfield, where he 
died since 1806. Dr. Abel McEwen, of New London, is a relative 
of this family. 

BEEBE, JONATHAN, removed from New London to Haddam, 
after the first settlement. He had sons : Jonathan, William, Joshua, 
and Caleb. Jonathan, Jr., had sons ; Jonathan, David, Samuel, 
Daniel, and Ebenezer. William, son of Jonathan, had Abner, Silas, 
Asa, William, and Elihu. 

During the war of the Revolution, viz., in 1778, Bezaleel Beebe, 
(of the Litchfield branch of the Beebe's,) was appointed major of the 
regiment, of which Noadiah Hooker was colonel. The General As- 
sembly of Connecticut, in 1777, directed that recruiting officers, to 
enlist men for the continental army, and to take and secure deserters, 
should be appointed in each brigade of militia, in Connecticut, and 
directed the Governor and Council to appoint such officers, and the 
place of rendezvous for said recruits, in each brigade. Major Beza- 
leel Beebe was appointed the recruiting officer for the sixth brigade 
of militia, to rendezvous at Litchfield. He was an efficient, bold and 
most useful officer, during that eventful struggle. 

Beebee has one coat of arms, and Beeby one. 

There was a family of this name early at New London ; the con- 
nexion between that family and the family who were early at Strat- 
ford, Norwalk and Danbury, is not known. James Beebe, of Had- 
ley, Mass., lost a son James, by death, at Hadley, Jan. 3, 1669. 
James, of Hadley, m. Mary Boltwood, Oct. 24, 1669. 

John Bebee was appointed ensign by the General Court, in Capt. 
George Denison's company, in New London county, over the sixty- 
eight men raised in that county. May 11, 1676, for the standing army, 
and a part of the 350 men raised in the colony of Connecticut, in 
1676. (See Col. Rec.) John Beebe, in 1671-2, was one of many 
others in New London, presented to the court " for attempts" to 
drive Mr. Matthew Griswold and Lieut. William Waller, " by vio- 


lence off their lands, resistance to authority and assault." {Trurri' 
bull's Col, Rec, p. 558.) Samuel, Thomas and Nathaniel Beebe, 
were of New London, in 1670, and Thomas Beebe sworn a freeman 
of New London, in 1666. 

BEERS, THOMAS, came to Connecticut as early as 1645, and 
was a constable in '47 — whether he was a relative of the brave Capt. 
Beers, who, in Philip's war, was killed, with twenty of his men near 
Northfield, is not known. The name soon after '47 disappeared in 
Hartford. Joseph Beers resided at Stratford, in 1672. Joseph had 
a son Daniel, who, after a settlement had commenced at Woodbury, 
located himself there, and married a Miss Walker, either a daughter 
or grand-daughter of the Rev. Z. Walker, who had also moved to 
Woodbury. They had sons ; Josiah, Zechariah, and Lewis, born 
at Woodbury. Josiah was the father of Hon. Seth P. Beers, late 
Commissioner of the School Fund, of Connecticut. Josiah, of Strat- 
ford, and James, of Fairfield, were jurors in 1730. 

BEERS, (or Bears,) NATHAN, resided at Norwalk, as early 
hs 1745, and had children, viz., Nathan, b. Sept. 8, 1745 ; Eben- 
ezer, b. Sept. 28, 1747 ; Samuel ; Lydia, d. 1796; Hannah ; Abi- 
jah, d. 1784 ; Ezekiel, d. 1795 ; Sarah, b. March 12, 1760, d. 1781 ; 
Abigail, Mary, Anna and Esther, b. 1770. 

BEERS, JAMES, resided at Fairfield, and had a daughter, Mary, 
m. there to John Marvin, March 22, 1704. There was an Adam 
Beere or Beers, a Dutchman, who died at New Haven in 1649, and 
in August 7, 1649, Mr. Ruderford and Philip Gal pin, were appointed 
to appraise his estate ; he died at the house of William Andrews, in 
New Haven. In Sept., 1649, Mr. Gibbard and Richard Miles, were 
also appointed appraisers of the estate of Adam Beere, a Dutchman, 
who died at the house of William Andrews, and ordered to bring into 
court the inventory of the property. He appears to have been a sea- 
faring man. 

In January, 1743-4, David Beers, of New Haven, was appointed 
guardian for his son, Benjamin, who d. at Milford. David Beers, of 
Milford, in 1743—4, chose Stephen Sanford, of Milford, for his guard- 
ian. John Beers was a settler at Stratford, about 1670, and the 
first of the name there. James, of Fairfield, made free Oct., 1664. 

BEERS, RICHARD, was an early settler at Watertovvn, Mass., 
where he had six lots of land ; his wife, Martha, had a son, Isaac, b. 
there July 5, 1646 ; Marha, (or Martha,) b. March 10, 1643 : Rich- 
ard and Elizabeth Beers, had Judah, b. 1646 : Richard and Eliza- 
beth Beers, of Watertovvn, Mass., had Jabez, b. Oct. 4, 1651 : Rich- 
ard and Martha, had Abigail, b. 1653 ; Joseph, b. 15th of the lOth 


mo., 1655. Anthony and Elizabeth Beers, had Samuel, b. 2d day 
of 3d mo., 1647 ; Ephraim, b. July 5, 1648 ; John, b. Jan. 20, 
1651 ; Hester, b. Oct. 16, 1654; recorded at Watertown. Farmer 
notes Anthony Beers, of Mass., freeman, 1657 ; Richard, of Water- 
town, Mass., freeman, 1637, Deputy from 1663 to 1675, thirteen 
years, and captain in Philip's war ; he was killed in battle, by the 
Indians, at Northfield, Mass., Sept. 4, 1675 ; name spelt Bears, 
Beer, Beers, and Beares, on Colony Record. Four of this name had 
graduated at Yale College, before 1848. John Beere, of Gloucester, 
Mass., m. Mary Fowler, Jan. 20, 1673 ; his son Joseph, b. Dec. 7, 
1675. Bere has six coats of arms ; Beare has six ; (Beers, none.) 
This name, in the settlement of Connecticut Colony, for many years 
was spelled Bere, Beer, and Beere, on the records in different towns. 
There are many of the name of Beers in Fairfield county, and in 
New Haven and Woodbury, at this time. 

John Beers was wounded and disenabled in the swamp fight, and 
the General Court of Connecticut ordered the public treasurer of the 
colony to pay him J£16 as a recompence, in 1677. [See printed Col. 
Rec.,p. 320.) Robert Beers, of Rehoboth, was shot by the Indians, 
when reading his Bible as a protection against them, March 28, 1676. 
{Rehoboth Town Rec.) 

BEGUE, (or Bigul,) JEREMIAH, of Colchester, daughter, Pru- 
dence, baptized Oct. 17, 1762; Clandy, baptized April 24, 1768. 

BECKLEY, Serg. RICHARD, was an early settler at Wethers- 
field ; wife, Frances ; had children: John, eldest son, d. 1696 ; Na- 
thaniel, Benjamin, b. 1650, second Sarah, Mary, Hannah ; son 
Nathaniel, sole executor ; will dated May 15, 1689 ; he d. Aug. 5, 
1690 ; estate, £383, 5s. ; will proved, 1690 ; noticed Richard, his 
grandson, son of John. 

BECKLEY, NATHANIEL, son of Richard, Sen., d. Oct. 30, 
1697 ; he m. Comfort, daughter of Jonathan Deming, Sen., May 18, 
1693; issue: Daniel, b. May 8, 1694; Joseph, b. Sept. 19, 1695; 
Mary, b. March 1, 1697, and the father died; estate, £141, lis. 
His widow m. Morton. 

BECKLEY, JOHN, son of Richard, Sen., of Wethersfield ; prop- 
erty distributed in 1699; left a widow ; children: Robert, Richard, 
Samuel Spencer, Matthew Cadvvell, and Catherine Beckley ; Spen- 
cer and Cadwell probably m. two of the daughters of John Beckley. 

BENJAMIN, son of Serg. Richard, m. Rebecca, Oct. 17, 1685 ; 
issue: Martha, b. Oct. 15, 1692; John, b. Oct. 16, 1695; Benja- 
min, b. Dec. 16, 1698 ; his wife d. and he m. Miriam, for his sec- 


ond wife, Nov. 11, 1702, and had issue: Miriam, b. May 4, 1707; 
Hannah, b. March 24, 1710. The father d. April 27, 1736, aged 
eighty-six years. 

JOSEPH, son of Nathaniel, b. Sept. 19, 1695, m. Mary, daughter 
of Benjamin Judd, of Farmington, Oct. 23, 1723, and had ii5Sue : 
Mary, b. April 6, 1725, and d. ; Josiah, b. April 28, 1726 ; Joseph, 
b. Aug. 23, 1727 ; Thankful, b. Nov. 11, 1728 ; Ruth, b. Oct. 11, 
1730, d.; Eunice, b. Nov. 11, 1731; st^cond Mary, b. Jan. 12, 
1733 ; Zebedee, b. March 8, 1734 ; Hepzebah, b. April 16, 1735 ; 
Silas, b. Nov. 5, 1736, d. Nov. 11, 1757 ; Abigail, b. Dec. 22, 1737; 
Ruth, b. April 15, 1739, d. ; Comfort, b. Sept. 4, 1740, d. ; David, 
b. Feb. 17, 1742 ; Jonathan, b. Feb. 12, 1743, d. ; Dorcas, b. Mar. 
6, 1744; Honour, b. July 3, 1745 ; the mother died, and Lieut. Jo- 
seph m. Sibil Porter, March 29, 1753. He d. Jan. 30, 1772. He 
had seventeen children. 

BECKLEY, RICHARD, son of John, is noticed in his grand- 
father's will; he m. Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan Deming, Sen., 
Nov. 23, 1699 ; had issue : Nathaniel, b. Aug. 27, 1700 ; Abra- 
ham, b. January 12, 1702 ; Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1703. 

DANIEL, son of Nathaniel Beckley, m. Martha North, daughter 
of Thomas, of Farmington, Aug. 6, 1719; issue: Martha, b. Oct. 
27, 1720 ; Daniel, Jr., b. Nov. 29, 1724 ; Lois, b. Nov. 17, 1730. 

JOHN, son of Benjamin Beckley, m. Mary Woodruff, March 16, 
1727; i.ssue: Sarah, b. June 27, 1728; Mary, b. July 16, 1730; 
John, b. Dec. 22, 1732 ; Elias, b. Feb. 27, 1735; Achsah, b. Jan. 
25, 1743. 

BENJAMIN, son of Benjamin, b. 1698, m. Mary Lee, March 4, 
1730 ; issue: Rebecca, b. April 22, 1732; Benjamin, b. April 30, 
1738 ; Theodore, b. Sept. 12, 1740, d. ; Mary, b. Feb. 9, 1742. 
The father died Nov. 12, 1777. 

DANIEL, son of Daniel Beckley, m. Ruth, and had issue : Seth, 
b. July 28, 1753 ; perhaps others. 

ELIAS, b. 1735, son of John Beckley, m. Lois Parsons ; issue : 
Elisha, b. Feb. 13, 1760 ; Rowena, b. April 2, 1763 ; Olive, b. 
June 17, 1765 ; Selah, b. March 31, 1767 ; Sylvester, b. April 1, 
1771; Lois, b. Nov. 6, 1773. 

BECKLEY, RICHARD, a planter in New Haven colony, in 
1643 ; perhaps the same Richard who was at Wethersfield. Rich- 
ard, Sen., d. at Guilford. 

Beckley has two coats of arms. 

BECKWITH, MATTHEW, resided on lot 10, in Main street, in 


Hartford, 1645. He was fined 10s. for unseasonable and immoder- 
ate drinking at the pinnace, 1639 ; plaintiif in a case before the par- 
ticular court, in 1642 ; also plaintiff in a case in 1644. In 1649, 
Matthew Marvin sued him in slander, and Beckwith made a peni- 
tent, public confession of his evil in slandering him, and the fine was 
remitted by the court, and the plaintiff. Mathew Becquet, made 
free, 1658. Stephen Beckwith, defendant in a case at Hartford, 
1649. He was fined ten shillings for using ardents, IGiiU. Stephen 
Beckwith was of Hartford, in 1649. 

BECKWITH, NATHANIEL, Haddam, died in 1717, and left 
Sarah, his widow, with £269 estate. His children were, Job, Na- 
thaniel, Jerusha, Sarah, Joseph and Patience. Nathaniel, of Lyme, 
was appointed by the court, guardian of the children of Nathaniel 
Beckwith, deceased, of Haddam. It is probable the two Nathaniels 
above, were the sons of Matthew and Stephen, brothers, who were 
early settlers in Hartford, neither of whom appear to have died at 
Hartford. He owned a part of a vessel. 

BECKWITH, BENJAMIN, had an ear-mark at Lyme, in 1734, 
and William, his ear-mark, in 1736. George and Allen Beckwith, 
in 1738. 

BECKWITH, Rev. GEORGE, was settled as pastor over the 
third society in Lyme. 

There was a Stephen Beckwith, an early settler at Norwalk ; he 
sold his farm to Richard Holmes, in March, 1663. The town voted 
in 1667, " that Stephen Beck^v ith, or some other man, should be hired 
to fetch the cows, out of the Neck." 

Five of this name had graduated at Yale College, in 1848. 

BECKWITH, ROBERT, John Harris and others, imbarked from 
England, for Virginia, July 4, 1635. (N. E. G. Reg., No. 12, p. 
389.) Beckwith has four coats of arms. 

BECKWITH, STEPHEN, is in (Hall's) list of originar'setllers 
at Norwalk, in 1655. He was at Hartford, in 1649, and probably 
removed to Norwalk before 1655, and is found there as late as 1687. 

BELCHER, Mr. ANDREW, m. Sarah, daughter of Mr. Jona- 
than Gilbert, of Hartford, July 1, 1670. He lived on lot No. 10, in 
Main street, Hartford, in 1670. He erected and owned a warehouse 
at Saybrook, in 1675. He came from Mass., and had a son Andrew, 
b. at Hartford, March 12, 1671-2. 

BELCHER, SAMUEL, of Windsor, d. in 1756. His will was 
presented to the court, by Col. Joseph Richards, of Dedham, Mass., 
as executor. Mabel, his widow. Supposed to have been killed at 



or near Crown Point. He left no children, and gave all his estate 
to his widow and his cousin Belcher Richards, son of Joseph, of Ded- 
ham, except small sums to his brother-in-law, Rev. Andrew Tyler, 
and Rebecca Welton ; estate .£296. 

BELCHBR, CoL. SAMUEL, who deceased at Hartford, in 1849. 
Inventory $37,000. He was the son of David Belcher, of Wren- 
tham, Mass., and grandson of Samuel, of the same place. Children 
of Samuel, Sen., were, Andrew, Elizabeth, John, David, Wood- 
bridge, all born at Wrentham. 

DAVID, m. Rachel Burr, of Hingham, and removed to Belling, 
ham, and in 1782, to Thompson, Conn., and in 1798, to Stafford, and 
died there in 1811. David's children were. Col. Samuel, b. at Bel- 
lingham, in 1779 ; Sarah, b. at Bellingham, in 1782 ; David, b. at 
Thompson, Conn., 1785; John, b. at Thompson, 1787, d. aged two; 
Rhoda, b. at Thompson, 1789. Sarah m. John Perry, of South 
Brimfield, and had three sons and seven daughters ; she died at 
Hartford, 1846. David, (brother of Col. Samuel,) m. Miss Sawyer, 
of Wales, Mass., and had seven children; he d. 1841. Rhoda, m. 
Sewall Shaw, of Wales, and had two children. 

Col. Samuel Belcher, of Hartford, m. Pamelia Pinney, daughter of 
Eleazer, of Ellington, April, 1805, and had two children; both died 
single, before their father. 

Nine of this name graduated at Harvard College, before 1840, 
and one at Yale College. This name is yet at New London. 

BELCHER, Mr. EDWARD, took the oath of freeman in Mass., 

Belcher has three coats of arms. 

BELCHf)^, ANDREW, the first innkeeper at Cambridge, about 
1052, when "the towqpmen granted liberty to Andrew Belcher, to 
sell beare and bread, f<9r entertainment of strangers and the good of 
the towne." 

BELCHER, JONATHAN, Governor of Mass., between 1730 
and '41. Was Governor of New Jersey. 

BELCHER, Mr. JOSEPH, of Dedham, about 1700. 

BELCHER, Mr., senior counsellor, appointed Lieut. Governor of 
Nova Scotia, and was succeeded by Col. Wilmot, in 1763. 

BELCHER, Rev. Mr., preacher at the Isle of Shoals, about 

BELCHER, Rev. SAMUEL, graduated at Harvard College, 
1659; settled at Newbury. 


BELCHER, JEREMY, aged twenty-two years, embarked in the 
Susan and Ellen, Edward Payne, master, for New England. 

BELCHER, EDWARD, a servant, aged eight years, embarked 
in the Abigail, for New England. 

BELDE>J, RICHARD, (spelt Bayldon and Belding, for many 
years ) He was one of the early settlers of Wethersfield. The 
land record of Wethersfield says, " The 2d month and 7th daie, 1641, 
the lands of Rich Bayldon, (those given him by the towne, and 
those he bought of Jonas Woods,) lying in Wethersfield, on Connec- 
ticut River." Eight pieces were thus "given and bought" and 
their location and description given. In Oct., 1654, he gave his son 
Samuel, a piece of land. 

BELDEN, WILLIAM : tradition says, that two brothers by the 
name of Belden, were among the first settlers of the colony of Con- 
necticut, and that they made their first location at Wetherijfield, but 
that one of them, (Willian),) after a while, on the settlement of Nor- 
walk, removed thither. As early as Feb. 7, 1641, and among the 
earliest grants, Richard had eight distinct tracts of land allotted to 
him by the town, and little or no mention is made of William, save 
that he had three sons, Samuel, Daniel and John, b. by his first wife, 
Tomisin ; yet William's death is found in Wethersfield, about 1660, 
and Samuel and John are found at Norwalk, about 1673, (sons of 
William.) William's children were: Samuel, b. July 20, 1647 j 
Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1648; John, b. Jan. 9, 1650; Susannah, b. 
Nov. 5, 1651 ; Maiie, b. Feb. 2, 1653; Nathan, b. Nov. 13, 1654. 

John Belding, a soldier, had the remainder of the swamp, in 1676, 
after his father Hale's land should be laid out, &c. (Norwalk Rec.) 

BELDEN, RICHARD, of Wethersfield, was defendant in Court, in 
1643. In 1645 was bound in Court for the appearance of George 
Chappel, and for the good behavior of said George, till the next 
Court. Samuel Belden made free, 1657, and John Belden made 
free at the same time : the latter was an enlisted trooper under Maj. 
John Mason ; March, 1657-8, approved by the General Court. 

BELDEN, SAMUEL, Jr., son of Samuel, m. Hannah, Jan. 14, 
1685. They had issue : Samuel, b. July 25, 1689 ; Daniel, Feb. 
14, 1691; Gideon, March 24, 1693; Prudence, Feb. 12, 1694; 
Richard, April 18, 1699; Matthew, June 13, 1701, and Hannah, 
Sept. 25, 1704. 

DANIEL, 2d son of Samuel, Jr., m. Margaret Clark, widow, 
daughter of Peter Blin, Nov. 23, 1714. They had issue, five daugh- 
ters, Margaret, Lois, Prudence, Eunice, and Thankful, b. Sept. 10, 


1715, June 14, 1717, Jan. 28, 1719, March 17, 1722, Nov. 10, 
1724 ; no sons. 

SAMUEL, 3d son of Samuel, Jr., m. Mary Spencer, of Haddam, 
April 10, 1712. They had issue : Samuel, b. April 26, 1713 ; Ja- 
red, Jan. 19, 1715 ; Nathaniel, June 24, 1716 ; Lydia, May 24, 
1718; Asa, April 1, 1720; Mary, Dec. 11, 1721; Ann. Nov. 7, 
1723 ; Seth, Sept. 18, 1725 ; Daniel, May 19, 1727 ; Richard, Dec. 
30, 1728; Phineas, Sept. 14, 1730; Dorothy, Sept. 6, 1732; Es- 
ther, June 22, 1734, and Martha, June 6, 1736. 

SAMUEL, 4th, eldest son of Samuel 3d, b. April 26, 1713, m. 
Elizabeth, and had issue: Abner, b. Jan. 12, 1744 ; Bildad, Sept. 
9, 1745; Seth, Aug.. 7, 1747; Moses, June 18, 1749, and three 
daughters. Prudence, Rebecca and Mary. 

RICHARD, 7th son of Samuel, '3d, b Dec. 30, 1728 : m. Elizabeth 

Hurlbut, Oct. 30, 1749 ; had issue : Amos, b. Oct. 26, 1750 ; Jeremi- 

-ah, March 26, 1753 ; Othniel, March 27, 1755 ; Caleb, Feb. 10, 1757. 

PHINEAS, 8th son of Samuel, 3d, b. Sept. 14, 1730, m. Hannah 
Deming, March 22, 1751 ; had issue : Charles, b. April 3, 1752, 
and a daughter Mary. 

GIDEON, 4th son of Samuel, Jr.. m. Elizabeth, daughter of Zach- 
ariah Seimer, (Seymour,) Feb. 7, 1712. They had issue: Eunice, 
Elisha, b. July 22, 1715, Ruth, Elizabeth, Abigail, Hannah, Heze- 
kiah, b. Oct. 26, 1725, Sarah and Experience. 

MATTHEW, 5th son of Samuel, Jr., b. June 13, 1701, m. Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of Samuel Williams, April 16, 1729; had issue: 
a daughter Mercy. 

JOHN, the 2d son of Richard, m. Lydia, April 24, 16.57. They 
had issue, John, b. June 12, 1658 ; Jonathan, June 21, 1660 ; Jo- 
seph, April 23, 1663 ; Samuel, Jan. 3, 1665 ; Daniel, Oct. 12, 1670 ; 
Ebenezer, Jan. 8, 1672, and two daughters, Sarah and Margaret. 
He was much employed in the public affairs of the town. He d. in 
1677, aged 46. Estate £911. 

JOHN, Jr., son of John, m. Dorothy, daughter of Josiah Willard, 
June 15, 1682 ; had issue : Josiah, b. Feb. 14, 1683 ; John, Dec. 3, 
1685; Benjamin, 1687 ; Stephen, May 21, 1697 ; Ezra, Nov. 27, 
1699, and three daughters, Lydia, Hannah and Dorothy. 

JOSIAH, eldest son of John, Jr., m. Mabel, daughter of Serg't. 
Samuel Wright, May 1, 1707, and had issue: Josiah, b. June 11, 
1713 ; Ozias, Nov. 18, 1714 ; Return, Jan. 28, 1721 ; Solomon, 
May 22, 1722 ; and six daughters, Mabel Wright, Dorothy, Rebec- 
ca, Abigail, Lydia and Hannah ; d. Sept. 5, 1746. 


BELDEN, SILAS, son of John, of Wethersfield, m. Abigail Rob- 
ins, daughter of Capt. Joshua, Nov. 30, 1716, and had issue : Silas, 
Jr., b. Nov. 13, 1717 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1720, (m. Thomas Hurl- 
but, of Wethersfield;) Joshua, Charles, Lydia, Oliver, and Jona- 
than, b. Nov. 16, 1737. While Silas continued at Wethersfield, he 
was highly respected and employed in public business. He sold his 
estate, and expected to remove with his family to Canaan, Conn., in 
the spring of 1741, where he purchased a large tract of land. He 
also purchased lands in Dutchess county, N. Y., and Berkshire 
county, Mass., for the purpose of settling his children on his new 
lands. In the autumn of 1741, he returned to Wethersfield, to close 
his concerns there, and remove his family to Canaan. He was seiz- 
ed with a malignant dysentery, while at Wethersfield, and died. 
SILAS, Jr., his eldest son, settled at Canaan. JOSHUA, his 2d 
son, graduated at Yale College, in 1743, and settled in the ministry, 
at Newington, Nov. 11, 1747, where he continued until Nov., 1803; 
m. Anne, daughter of Lieut. Ebenezer Belden, 1749, and had nine 
daughters. His wife, Anne, d. Oct. 29, 1773. He m. for his sec- 
ond wife, Honor Whiting, widow of Capt. Charles, of Norwich, and 
daughter of Hezekiah Goodrich, Esq., of Wethersfield, Nov. 14, 
1774, and had a son Hezekiah, b. Feb. 17, 1778 : he d. July 23, 
1813. Joshua Belden, 2d son of Joshua Belden, Jr., graduated at 
Yale College, 182.5 ; he settled and m. widow Agnes Morton Graves, 
of Glasgo, Missouri, and has a daughter Elizabeth Morton. Chaun- 
cey Belden, the 3d son of Joshua Belden, was educated a physican, 
at Yale College, and settled in West Springfield, where he had a 
family of children, and d. there, in 1846. CHARLES, the 3d son 
of Silas Belden, settled at Dover, N. Y. : this family has furnished 
a member of Congress. OLIVER, the 4th son of Silas Belden, b. 
Nov. 19, 1732, settled on a fine farm in Lenox, Mass. : two of his 
sons have represented Lenox, in the Legislature of Massachusetts, and 
some of the descendants are yet at Lenox. Thomas Belden, 1st, had 
a son Joseph, who was b. Nov. 24, 1733 ; his son Thomas settled 
at Hartford, where he d. a few years since, and left a family. 

SIMEON, (son of Thomas, 1st,) b. Feb. 24, 1737, graduated at 
Yale College, 1762, m. Martha, daughter of Rev. James Lockwood, 
Nov. 3, 1765. His son Simeon, b. April 27, 1769, settled at Fay- 
etteville N. C ; he m. a daughter of Hon. L. B. Sturges, of Fair- 

SAMUEL, b. Jan, 3, 1665, the 4th son of John, 1st, supposed re- 



moved to New London ; and Daniel, the 5th son of John, 1st, b. 1670, 
supposed removed to Norwalk. 

The Beldings were early settlers at Hatfield, Mass. Daniel, Sam- 
uel, Sen., Stephen and Samuel, Jr., were there, and took the oath 
of allegiance, in Massachusetts, Feb., 1G78, and the name is yet nu- 
merous at Hatfield. DANIEL and Elizabeth, his wife, of Hatfield, 
had a son William b. there, Dec. 26, 1671, and others. SAMUEL, 
and Mary, of Hatfield, had a son Richard b. there, March 29, 1672— 
3, and others. Twenty of this family have graduated at Yale Col- 
lege. The name for many years was spelled Belding on the 
records at Wethersfield, and was many years after by consent of 
the dififerent branches of the family, changed to Belden, Avhich was 
the original name in England. 

BELKNAP, SAMUEL, m. Elizabeth, and had a son Elisha, b. 
at Wethersfield, Dec. 1, 1708. 

Elizabeth Belknap d. at Ellington, Feb. 5, 1793. Simeon Bel- 
knap d. at Ellington, Dec. 3, 1804. 

This name came late into the Colony from Massachusetts. 

Farmer notes Abraham, of Lynn, 1637 ; Salem, d. a 1643. [Felt, 
Lewis.) Joseph, of Boston, probably his son, a member of the ar. co., 
1658, freeman 1659. His children : Joseph, b. Jan. 26, 1659; Na- 
thaniel, b. Aug. 13, 1663 ; Thomas, John. Abraham, Joseph, Jere- 
miah, b. Jan. 1, 1687. 

SAMUEL, of Woburn, 1734. 

BELKNAPPE, (Warwickshire,) has one coat of arms. 

BELLAMY, MATHEW, was first settled at Fairfield, and upon 
the 17th day of August, 1682, B. Stone of Guilford, conveyed to 
Mathew Bellamy, of Fairfield, lands in Killingworth, (B. 1, p. 186, 
Kill. Town Rec.,) two deeds in Fairfield, of this kind. Mr. Bella- 
my removed to Killingworth, and on the 25th day of Feb., 1698-9, 
Mathew Bellamy, of Wallingford, son of Mathew, Sen., of Killing- 
worth, then deceased, conveyed all his father's interest in all his lands 
in Killingworth, to Henry Crane, of Killingworth. (Town Rec, B. 
1, p. 4, in Kill.) Mathew, Jr., probably was in that part of Wal- 
lingford, then called Westbury, or New Cheshire, now Cheshire, 
where his son Rev. Joseph Bellamy, D. D., was born. 

Mathew Bellamy, the son of Mathew, Sen., of Killingworth, him- 
self of Wallingford, m. Mary, and had a large family of children, 
viz., Mathew, 3d, Samuel, Moses, Aaron, John, James, Joseph, D. D. ; 
daughters, Sarah, Hannah, Mary Grey : sons-in-law, Benjamin 
Grey and John Roys. Mathew, 2d, d. about 1752. His will {Pro- 


hate, N. H.) is dated Nov. 3, 1744 : his wife Mary, Executrix, and 
son Mathevv, Executor, (the last refused to act.) He was a farmer 
and owned a vast estate in lands ; his personal estate was inventoried 
and appraised at £2660, 2*. He had four negro servants, (a negro 
woman appraised at £100 ; Mingo £500; Lewis £500, and Phillip 
£140 :) his son James lived at Westbury, upon one of his father's 
farms, at date of the will. He gave his son, Samuel, his farm in 
Farmington, 123|- acres, and £200. Moses and Aaron had his farm 
and buildings in Wallingford, where he lived, and he provided thus 
liberally for his other children and wife. He gave £4 to the 
church iip Bethlem, where his son Joseph preached : witnesses to the 
will, were " Waite Ebernathe, Damaris Abernathe," and David 

BELLAMY, JOSEPH, D. D., was b. at Wallingford, 1719, in 
the Colony of New Haven. His father was a wealthy farmer, and 
of great good common sense ; he early discovered in his son Joseph, 
talents, which only required an education to make him a useful 
member of society. He graduated at Yale College, in 1735, and 
was a class mate of Aaron Burr, (the father of Col. Aaron,) Dan- 
iel Buckingham and John Trumbull. He soon prepared himself for 
the pulpit, for which he was most admirably fitted, not only by his 
piety, but by his most powerful and persuasive eloquence. His 
general appearance was commanding, being tall and strait in per- 
son ; his face was full of firmness and dignity, and in his old age, his 
aspect was commanding and venerable, particularly when he was 
adorned with a large white wig. He became like the first Presi- 
dent Edwards, the very embodiment of Divinity, in Connecticut. 
Soon after Dr. Bellamy was prepared for the pulpit, viz., on the 2d 
day of November, 1738, when, what is now Bethlem, was called 
the North Purchase of Woodbury, he went there to preach, Nov. 2, 
1738, and obtained society privileges there, in Oct., 1739. Upon the 
20th day of February, 1740, the people of Bethlehem were advised 
by the Eastern Association of Fairfield county, to call Mr. Bellamy 
to settle with them as their pastor, which was done by a unanimous 
vote, March 12, which he accepted ; and the 27th day of March, 
1740, was set apart as a day of fisting and prayer. He was or- 
dained April 2, 1740. His salary in 1780, was £90. 

In 1768, he received his Doctorate in Divinity, from the Univer- 
.sity of Aberdeen, in Scotland. His correspondence in Europe was 
extensive. He kept up a constant interchange of letters for many 
years, upon religious subjects, with the Rev. John Erskine, D. D., 
of Edinburgh, and many other learned Divines, in different parts of 


Europe. Dr. Bellamy made many important publications : his 
" Essay upon the Gospel ;" " The Great Evil of Sin ;" " The Law 
a School-master ;" " True Religion Delineated," and many others. 

He m. about 1744, Miss Frances Sherman, of New Haven, a la- 
dy of great worth : by her he had seven children, five of whom sur- 
vived their parents, viz., 

Rebecca, m. Rev. Mr. Hart, of Preston, Conn ; she d. Dec. 24, 
1788, aged 41. 

Jonathan, graduated at Yale College, 1772, an Attorney. 

David, Esq., d. at Bethlem, May, 1826, aged 75. 

Elizabeth m. Charles Sheldon, of Springfield, Mass. 

Samuel, m. and had children, Charlotte, and others; he d. at 
Bethlem : one daughter m. a Mr. Gurnsey, of Watertown, Ct., and 

His son Jonathan graduated at Yale College, in 1772, read law 
and was soon admitted to the Bar, in Connecticut ; soon after which, 
hostilities commenced with Great Britain : in which he took an ac- 
tive part with the Americans. On his return home, after the cam- 
paign, in 1776, he was attacked with the small pox, and d. at Ox- 
ford, Essex county, in New Jersey, Jan. 4, 1777, aged 23 years. 

Rebecca, daughter of Dr. Bellamy, m. Rev. Mr. Hart, of Pres- 
ton, an amiable and pious woman ; she d. Dee. 24, 1788, aged 41 

Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Bellamy, m, Charles Sheldon, then of 
Springfield, Mass., afterwards of Suffield, where she d. in 1792, of 
small pox. Charles Sheldon, Esq., of Hartford, is a son of hers. 
Charles, of Hartford, grandson of Dr. Bellamy, has children, viz., 

Alicia Sheldon. 

Jane Sheldon, m. Dr. P. M. Hastings, of Clinton. N. Y. 

Sarah Sheldon. 

Charles H. Sheldon. 

William L. Sheldon, d. at Romeo, Michigan. 

Edward Sheldon, m. Harriet Curtiss. 

Henry Sheldon. 

Catharine Sheldon, died. 

George Sheldon, died. 

Samuel, a son of Dr. Bellamy, m. Anna Steel of Bethlem, and had 
four sons and one daughter. He d. at Bethlem, many years since. 

Samuel had children : Jonathan, Daniel, Joseph, Edward and 

Note. — The first society in the North-purchase, in Woodbury, was made a society by the 
name of Bethlehem, Oct., 1739. Town incorporated in May, 1787, by the name oflethlem. 


Charlotte: the daughter lived with her uncle David Bellamy, Esq., 
and d. unmarried ; two of his sons left children, who reside in West- 
ern New York: the children of Samuel are all deceased. 

David, Esq., son of Dr. Bellamy, was a gentleman of strong pow. 
ers of mind ; he was many years a merchant in his native town ; a 
magistrate, and frequently represented the town in the legislature. 
He early m. Miss Silence Leavitt, daughter of David Leavitt, of 
Bethlem, and had an oily child Joseph H. His wife d. July 3, 
1814, aged 61 years. Esq. Bellamy m. in his old age, Mrs. Spald- 
ing or Miner, of Roxbury. He d. 11th May, 1826, aged 75 years. 

William, his youngest child was the pet of his father; he m. in 
early life, and though he d. when young, he left one or more sons to 
perpetuate his name. After his decease, his widow removed to Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., where she d. about 1848. 

Joseph Hart Bellamy, Esq., son of David, Esq., graduated at Yale 
College, in 1808; he read law with Judges Reeves and Gould, at 
Litchfield, and opened his office in his native town. He m. Miss 
Hillhouse, of Montville, in New London county, and had two sons 
and two daughters : the sons both d. young, and the daughters are 
yet living with their mother in the family mansion at Bethlem. 

Dr. Bellamy's first wife d. Aug. 30, 1785, in the 63d year of her 
age. He m. for his second wife, the widow of Rev. Andrew Storrs, 
deceased, of Watertown, Conn., in 1786. On the 19th day of Nov., 
1786, soon after his second marriage, he was seized with a paralytic 
shock, which deprived him of the use of his limbs on the left side, 
and much impaired his intellect ; he d. March 6, 1790, in the 72d 
year of his age, and the 50th year of his ministry. [Funeral Sermon 
■preached by Rev. Noah Benedict, then of Woodbury.) 

In 1674, a Scotch gentleman by the name of Mathew Bellingham, 
(record,) or M. Bellamy, was employed to teach school, one winter, 
and one summer, at Saybrook, perhaps the same man afterwards 
found at Fairfield, and Killingworth. This employment to teach 
school at Saybrook, is the first record there is upon the subject of 
schools at Saybrook. In 1690, Edward Lawry or Laurie, left a 
bequest for the use of schools, in Saybrook. Coats of arms: Bella- 
my, (Lord Mayor of London, 1735,) one. Bellamy, (Middlesex,) 
one. And others for this name. Mary Bellamy, of Wallingford, 
m. Elijah How, Jan. 28, 1703, by Mr. Street. 


*BELL, FRANCIS, Stamford, 1642. Mr. Bell was one of the 
early settlers, and an important man in the colony — a firm Puritan 
in forms and principles. Rev. Mr. Denton, Mitchell, Ward, Law, 
Rayner, Bell and Hollys, were important men in Stamford, in its 
first settlement. Some of the descendants of Francis have a Bible 
which was brought to New England, in the Mayflower, in which is 
a record of the first male child born in Stamford. Francis Bell is 
favorably noticed by Cotton Mather, in company with Slauson. 

Francis Bell, Richard Law, Jonathan Selleck, George Slauson, 
and John Holly, of Stamford, made a second purchase, of Taphanse 
and Powahay, and other Indians, of the town of Stamford, Jan. 7, 
1667, and signed the deed for Stamford, and Taphanse and Powa- 
h ly, for the Indians. When it became necessary to procure a suc- 
cessor to the Rev. Mr. Denton, at Stamford, Francis Bell and George 
Slauson were appointed to go to Boston, in search of Rev. John 
Bishop, to preach at Stamford. Though the danger from Indians 
must have been great, yet they took their provisions and went on 
foot to Boston, and found him in that neighborhood. He accepted 
their call and returned on foot with them, with his Bible under his 
arm, and was settled at Stamford, their second minister, where he 
preached about forty-nine years, and died in 1693. The Bible he 
brought with him is now in the possession of one of his descendants. 
Lt. Francis Bell, John Holly and George Slason, (Slauson,) were 
the first townsmen at Stamford. Mr. Bell was an important man in 
the early settlement of Stamford. He was one of the committee to 
form a union of the two colonies, in 1664. The Bells, Hollys, Laws, 
Sellecks, Weeds, and many others of the first settlers of Stamford, 
yet have descendants there. Francis Bell left children at Stamford ; 

* Those who signed to settle Stamford, were thirty families, in 1640, " in May to move ; Rev. 
Rich. Denton, Ma. Mitchell, Thur. Raynor, Rob' Coe, And" Ward, Richd Gildersleeve, Ed'" 
Wood, Jon. Wood, Jar. Wood, Samuel Clarks, Tho^ Weeks. John Woods, Jon Jaggar, Jo. 
Knapp, Jo. Seaman, Sam. Sherman, Hen. Smith, Vincent Simking, Dan. Finch, Jo. Northend," 
twenty families. (Staviford.) 

In 1641, thirty men at Stamford paid in one hundred bushels of corn, which was after- 
wards allowed them, in May, 1641, at New Haven, viz., "Serg' Math. Mi'chell, 14 3 bushels, Mr. 
Denton, 04,1, Andrew Ward, 04,1, Ro. Coe, 04,1, Ri. Gildersleeve, 4,0. Ric. Law. 3,2—40, 3. 
total, Jo. Renould, 3,2, Jo. Whitmore, 3,1, Ri. Bates, 3,1, Rich. Crab, 3,1, Sam. Sherman, 3,1, 
Jo. V. Finer, 3,1, Dan Finch, 3,0, Jo. Northend, 2,03, Jonas Wood, 2,3, Ciin. Wood, 2,2, Jon. 
Wood, 22, Sam. Clark, 2,2, Francis Bell, 2,2, Jon Jagar, 2,2, Jeffery Ferris, Tho. Moorhouse," 
and other names cut off by a red line on the record. 

Nov. 2, 1641, the following were chosen to order the town : "Math" Mitchell, Thurston Ray- 
ner, And" Ward, Jo. Whitmore, Richd Law, and Richard Crabb." 


his son Jonathan, b. in Sept., 1641, first white male child born there, 
and several of his descendants have honored their ancestor. 

April 22, 1665, the following inhabitants of Stamford signed their 
names for the benefit of the horse pasture, viz., fifty-three names ; 
four Howes, three Hollys, three Slasons, two Bates's, two Finches, 
two Noyes's, two Weeds, two Newmans, two Millers, two Dibbles, 
two Bells, two Sellecks, Law, Seely, Dan Hardy, Brown, Buxton, 
Thompson, Gurnsey, Jagger, Ferris, Stevens, Simkins, Theal, Wes- 
cott, Lockwood, Scofield, Smith, Ambler, Green, Clason, Petit, 
Webb, Crissy, Steedwell, Knapp and Hoyt. 

BELL, ROBERT, Hartford, was fined i:iO, in 1683, for selling 
Tucker a pint of liquor with which he became intoxicated, in viola- 
tion of law. Robei't Bell was a son-in-law of Edward King, of Po- 
dunk, in Windsor. King gave Bell a deed of all his land in 1682. 
Bell died July 29, 1684. He left issue : John, aged six years ; 
Robert, four ; and Mary, one. 

BELL, THOMAS, of Fairfield county, 1670. His property dis- 
tributed January, 1686. 

BELL, JOHN, m. Rachel Woodruff; Dec. 7, 1727 ; she died 
April 23, 1777, aged seventy ; had children : Elizabeth, b. Sept. 27, 
1728; Ruth, b. Feb. 15, 1729-30; Ellenah, b. Oct. 15, 1731; 
Huldah, b. April 13, 1733; John, b. Aug. 13, 1734; Rachel, b. 
March 2, 1735-6 ; Solomon, b. Sept. 2.5, 1738 ; Hezekiah, b. July 
19, 1740 ; Elisha, b. Sept. 5, 1743. 

BELL, JOHN, Jr., m. and had issue : Phebe, b. June 28, 1764 ; 
Patience, b. April 26, 1766. 

SOLOMON, son of John Bell, m. and had Harvey, b. Jan. 13, 
1765 ; Salmon, b. May 3, 1767 ; Dennis, b. 1769 ; Amos, b. Dec. 
1, 1772 ; Jerusha, b. Aug. 5, 1775. 

ELISHA, son of John Bell, m. and had Rachel, b. June 3, 1770; 
Margretta, b. June 2, 1772; Luthene, b. Feb. 11, 1775. 

Farmer notices Thomas Bell, of Roxbury, Mass., admitted free- 
man, 1636. Thomas, member of the ar. co., 1654, had a son Jo- 
seph, b. in 1653 ; Sarah, b. 1640 ; a son John, b. 1643. 

The Bells of Glastenbury, are probably descendants of Robert 
Bell, of Hartford. 

BELL, THADDEUS, Esq., of Darien, who died there, Oct. 31, 
1851, aged ninety-three years, was a descendant of Francis Bell. 

BELL, JOHN, of Sandwich, Mass., in 1643. 

BELL, ABRAHAM, was a planter in the New Haven colony, 
in 1643. 


B«ll is on old name at Roxbury and Boston, in Massachusetts. 

Jo. Bell, Tho. Browne, Jo. Browne, James Barnes, Humfry 
Blackman, Marie Booth, Jo. Butler, Richard Brooks, Jo. Billings, 
and Francis Barker, were transported from England, to Virginia, in 
the ship Safety, John Grant, master, August, 1635. 

Three by the name of Bell had graduated at Yale College, in 1844, 
and four at Harvard College, in 1847. 

Bell hag twenty-five coats of arms. 

BELL, THOMAS, was made free in Mass., May 25, 1636. 

Jo. Bell, aged thirteen, embarked in the Hopewell, William Bur- 
dick, master, for New England, probably 1635. 

BELLINGHAM, MATTHEW, a Scotch gentleman, was early, 
1674, a schoolmaster at Say brook. Conn., and was employed one 
winter and one summer to teach school there ; (perhaps the Matthew 
Bellamy who is found at Killingworth and Fairfield ;) yet the name 
of Bellingham was in Mass. ; Mr. William, freeman there in 1640, 
and Mr. Richard Bellingham, freeman there in 1636. Farmer no- 
lices Richard, of Boston, representative, 1635, assistant, 1636, four- 
teen years, deputy governor, 1635, governor, 1641, and major gen- 
eral, 1664, and d. Dec. 7, 1672. 

BELLINGHAM, RICHARD, Esq., (probably of Rowley,) ^vas 
entrusted, in company with his uncle, Richard Dumer, gent., by the 
will of Thomas Nelson, of Rowley, to have the education of his two 
sons, Phillip and Thomas ; will dated Dec. 24, 1645. {His. Gun. 
Register, No. 11, p. 267, see will.) 

Bellingham has fourteen coats of arms. 

BEMENT, (or Beaman,) WILLIAM, of Saybrook, m. Lydia 
Danford, Dec. 9, 1643. (This is the first of the name found in the 
colony of Connecticut ; the name is spelt as above ; also, Beaumont, 
Bemen, Bemont, Bemond, and Beamon, on different records in the 
colony.) William and Lydia had issue: Lidia, b. March 9, 1644 ; 
Mary, b. Nov. 12, 1645 or '7 ; Elizabeth, b. March 2, 1649 ; Debo- 
rah, b. Nov. 29, 165- ; Abigail, b. Feb. 20, 1654 ; Samuel, b. Feb. 
1656 ; Rebeka, b. Sept. 7, 1659 ; Abigail, d. Sept. 29, 1683 ; Lydia, 
wife of William, d. Aug. 16, 1686 ; the father d. Feb. 4, 1698-9. 
William, of Lyme, sold land in Lyme to John Tilleston, 1673. 

BEAMOND, SAMUEL, of Windsor, had Hannah, b. April 2, 
1698; Samuel, b. June 6, 1704. 

BEAUMONT, WILLIAM, was made free, 1652, in Connecticut. 

BEMENT, JOHN, of Enfield, Conn., first settler on lot now oc 
cupied by his descendants, in Enfield; came in 1682; d. 1634; left 


three sons. John, d. 1703; had two sons; Benjamin, b. 1698, m. 
Elizabeth Abbo, 1723, removed to Simsbury ; John, b. 1701, history 
unknown ; William, second son of John, Sen., m. Hannah Terry, 
daughter of Capt. Samuel Terry, 1707, settled in the east part of the 
town, died 1728, left four sons; William, b. 1708, m. Phebe Mark- 
ham, and removed to Windham ; Samuel, b. 1720 ; Ebenezer, b. 
1723 ; Joseph, b. 1725, settled and died in Enfield, without children ; 
Edmund, third son of John, Sen., m. Prudence Morgan, 1700, and 
Priscilla Warner, second wife, 1703 ; d. 1745 ; had three sons ; 
Jonathan, b. 1705, removed to Suffield, d. in the Cape Breton expe- 
dition ; Dennis, b. 1711, m. Mary Abbe, daughter of Thomas Abbe, 
1737, d. 1789, had two sons, Dennis and Edmund, both settled and 
died in Enfield ; Edmund, third son of Edmund, Sen., b. 1713, set- 
tled in East Hartford. 

BEAMON, SYMON, of Springfield, m. Alice Young, Dec. 15, 
1654, and had issue born there, viz., John, b. the 12th of tl e second 
month, 1657 ; Daniel, b. y' 15th of the first month, 1653 ; Thomas, 
b. the 29th of the 10th month, 1660 ; Josias, b. Feb. 4, 1662 ; a son 
born Aug. 20, 1671; daughter b. June 11, 1673. John Bemont, 
Sen., of Enfield, d. Dec. 27, 1684. 

BEMAN, SAMUEL, of Scotland, in Simsbury, d. in 1752. Mar- 
garet, his widow. 

Frederick D. Beman, graduated at Yale College, 1824. George 
A. O. Beaumont, graduated at Yale College, 1842. 

These names are only the French name Beaumon, or Beaumont. 

BEMENT, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, m. Phebe, and had a 
daughter Phebe, b. Jan, 22, 1734; Penelope, b. Oct. 11, 1735; 
William, b. Aug. 21, 1737; Asa, b. Feb. 4, 1739; Ebenezer, b. 
Jan. 3, 1741 ; Samuel, b. Dec. 25, 1742; Hannah, b. Oct. 2g, 1744; 
Edith, b. Sept. 14, 1746, d. ; second Edith, b. April 26, 1748 ; Sa- 
rah, b. June 10, 1750; Chloe, b. May 7, 1752 ; Freelove, b. March 
26, 1754 ; Rebecca, b. Nov. 18, 1755, d. 1757 ; Rebecca, b. Sept. 
11, 1757, d. 1760. 

BEMENT, ASA, son of William, m. Ruth Neal, Jan. 15, 1761, 
and had issue : Rebecca, b. March 10, 1762. BEAMONT, JOHN, 
Isaac Buck, Walter Briggs, Thomas Byrd, John Bryant, of Scituate, 
in the colony of N. Plymouth, are in the list of Scituate, of those 
able to bear arms, between the ages of 16 and 60 years, in 1643. 
BEMOUNT, NOAH, and Patience, his wife ; daughter Katherine, 
d. at Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 19, 1710, aged 19 years. His daugh- 
ter Sarah d. there July y' 3, 1711, aged 27 years. {Harris.) Noah 


Beman was in Dorchester, and made free in 1690. BEAMON, 
DANIEL, took the oath of allegiance at Springfield, Mass., 1678. 
BEAMONT has one coat of arms. BEAUMONT has sixteen, and 
BEAUMOND three coats of arms. Dr. Beaumont, a noted French 
doctor, now of St. Louis, Missouri, was b. at Lebanon, in Conn., and 
descended from the family first at Saybrook, of this name. He has a 
brother residing in Hartford. Gamaliel Bement, aged 12, embarked 
for New England, in the Eliza and Ann, Roger Cooper, master, 
May 7. Jo. Beamond, 23, William Beamond, 27, came over in the 
Elizabeth, from London, William Stagg, master. Bemond, Thomas, 
from New Haven, was propounded to the General Court to be made 
a freeman. May, 1671. William Beamont is in the list of freemen 
at Saybrook, as late as 1669. 

BEMIS, (Bemus,) EPHRAIM, and Lydia Tliomas, his wife, of 
Windham, m. Oct. 1, 1736 ; issue: James, b. Aug. 6, 1737 ; Mary, 
b. May 15, 1739, at Windham. DANIEL and Ruth Bemis, had a 
daughter Abigail, b. at Hampton, June 26, 1724 ; Chileab, son of 
Daniel and Ruth, b. at Hampton, Nov. 17, 1723 ; also James, bap- 
tized Feb. 26, 1727 ; and Sarah, June 9, 1728, an adult ; Ephraim 
Bemis, an adult, baptized Sept. 29, 1737 ; his son James, at the 
same time, and his daughter Mary, baptized 1739 ; Jonas Beaumus, 
son of Daniel, baptized Feb. 26, 1727 ; the above were baptized by 
Rev. Mr. Billings. Ruth Bemis, wife of Daniel, admitted to the 
church in Hampton, Nov. 17, 1723. In 1731, Jan. 29, Nathaniel 
and his wife Abigail Hovey were summoned before the church, at 
Hampton, to testify on a charge against James Bemus, " for hard 
drinking." Elizabeth, wife of Francis Bemus, joined the church at 
Hampton, July 22, 1764. The name of Bemis has been at Enfield. 
" GEORGE and Sary Bemiss" had a daughter Martha, b. at Wa- 
tertown, Mass, May 24, 1649, perhaps others. Farmer says Joseph 
Bemis was at Watertown, Mass., in 1640. Mr. John was at Walt- 
ham about 1700 ; his wife d. there in 1716, aged 53. The name is 
now at Dorchester, Mass., and in several towns in Conn. Seven of 
the name of Bemis had graduated at Harvard College, in 1836. 

BENEDICT, WILLIAM, in 1500, son WILLIAM, son WIL- 
LIAM, son THOMAS and Mary, all born in England. Tradition 
says the first William resided in Nottinghamshire, England, about 
A. D. 1500, and was an only son, and he had an only son William, 
who resided in the same shire. This second William had also an 
only son William, in Nottinghamshire, who also had an only son 
Thomas, who was born in England, in 1G17. He m. Mary Bridgum, 


and was by trade a weaver. His father m. a second wife, Mrs. 
Bridgum, (a widow,) whose daughter Mary, m. Thomas when oi 
age, (1638.) Thomas Benedict and Mary came to Mass. in the 
same vessel, and were soon after married. He remained for a time 
there and then removed to Southold, L. I., where they had nine chil- 
dren born, viz., Thomas, John, Samuel, James, Daniel, Betty, Mary, 
Sarah and Rebecca. From Southold he removed to Huntington, L. 
I., and resided thei'e in June, 1656. He removed to Jamaica, where 
his son Thomas m. Mary Messenger. On the 26th of Sept., 1664, 
Bailey, D'l Denton, Thos. Benedict, 6:c., applied to Col. Nichols to 
settle upon the river, (Arthur-Cull Bay,) now Elizabethtovvn, in New 
Jersey : the petition was granted. On the 8th of Feb., 1664, Gov. 
Nichols issued an order of election, dated at James Fort, in New 
York, to the magistrates of ihe towns upon L. I., to elect two dele- 
gates in each town, of the most sober, able and discreet persons, to 
meet at Hempstead, on the last day of Feb., to enact laws, &c. 
Daniel Denton and Thomas Benedict were elected delegates by the 
town of Jamaica. This was probably the first English legislature 
ever held in what is now the state of New York. He received a 
Lieutenant's commission in a foot company at Jamaica, from Gov. 
Nichols, dated at Fort James, in New "Vork, April 7th, 1665. Dur- 
ing the same year Thomas removed to Norwalk, in the colony of 
Connecticut, with his family. In Feb., 1666, he was elected town 
clerk and selectman of Norwalk. He was also chosen town clerk 
in 1669, also in 1672, at twenty shillings a year, which office he 
held many years. (See Hall's Norwalk and Southold Record.) 

Thomas, Sen., in 1669, purchased of Samuel Campfield, his home 
lot, which had been granted him by the town of Norwalk. He was 
to have the meeting house swept for the year 1665, at twenty shil- 
lings. Daniel Benedict, a soldier in the swamp fight against the In- 
dians, had twelve acres of land given him by Norwalk for his 

Thomas Benedict, Sen. and Jun., of Norwalk, were propounded 
for freemen in Conn., in Oct., 1667. In May, 1670, Thomas Bene- 
dict and Walter Hoyte, were deputies to the General Court of Conn. 
At a session of the General Court in May, 1672, Richard Olmsteed, 
Thomas Benedict, &c., gave " in thier names for begining a planta- 
tion neare the backside of Norwalke, and by thier deputies desired 
the countenance of the court therein." The petition was granted, 
and a committee appointed, " to make a plantation." John and Sam- 
uel Benedict, sons of Thomas, of Norwalk, were " propounded" 


freemen for Norwalk, with Ralph Kelor, &;c., in May, 1674. This 
was early a highly respectable family in ihe colony. (Col. Rec) 

BENEDICT, THOMAS, 2d, b. on L; I., removed with his father 
from L.'I. to Norwalk, in 1665. He m. Mary Messenger, of Jamai- 
ca, L. I. ; children, Mary, b. 1666 ; Thomas, b. 1670 ; Hannah, b. 
Jan. 8, 1676; Esther, b. Oct. 5, 1679; Abigail, b. 1682, and 
Elizabeth. (See Hall and Jamaica and Southold Records .) 

BENEDICT, Deacon JOHN, son of Thomas, Sen., was b. on L. 
I. ; he removed to Norwalk with his father. He m. Phebe, daugh- 
ter of John Gregory, of Norwalk, Nov. 11, 1670, and had children : 
Sarah, Phebe, b. 1673 ; John, b. March 3, 1676 ; Jonathan, Benja- 
min, Joseph, James, b. Jan. 5, 1685 ; Mary and Thomas. John 
succeeded his father as deacon of the church in Norwalk. Deacon 
John died Jan. 16, 1766, aged 89 ; wife died 1749, aged 72. 

BENEDICT, SAMUEL, son of Deacon Thomas, removed to Nor- 
walk, and on the 7th day of July, 1670, he m. Rebecca Andrews, of 
Fairfield, and had issue : Joanna, b. Oct. 22, 1673 ; Samuel, b. 
March, 1675 ; Thomas, b. March 27, 1679 ; Rebecca, Esther, Na- 
thaniel and Absalom, b. June 21, 1681. 

This Samuel, with his brother James, and James Beebe, their 
brother-in-law, and others, in 1684-5, purchased lands of the In- 
dians, in what is now called Danbury, and made a settlement there. 

BENEDICT, JAMES, removed with his father, from L. I. to 
Norwalk ; he m. Sarah Gregory, of Norwalk, May 10, 1676, and had 
issue : Sarah, b. June 16, 1677 ; Rebecca, Phebe, James, John, Thom- 
as, and Elizabeth. He settled at Danbury, with his brother Samuel 
and brothers-in-law, J. Beebe and Dr. Woods, an Englishman. 

BENEDICT, DANIEL, son of Thomas, Sen., of L. I., removed 
with his father, from L. I. to Norwalk, and m. Mary Marvin, of the 
latter place, and had issue: Mary, Daniel, Mercy, and Hannah. 
Daniel also removed to Danbury, and sold his land at Norwalk, 
March, 1690. 

BENEDICT, BETTY, daughter of Thomas, Sen., m. John 
Slauson, of Stamford, and had issue : Mary and Thomas. 

BENEDICT, MARY, daughter of Thomas, Sen., m. John Olm- 
stead, "Lieut. Olmstede," of Norwalk, Nov. 11, 1670, and had issue: 
John, Mary, Jane, Sarah, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Daniel, Richard, 
Eunice and Deborah. 

BENEDICT, SARAH, daughter of Thomas, Sen., m. James 
Beebe, of Stratford, Dec. 19, 1679; children: Sarah, b. at Nor- 
walk, Nov. 13, 1680 ; James and Samuel, b. at Danbury. He was 
one of the first settlers of Danbury. 


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BENEDICT, REBECCA, daughter of Thomas, Sen., of Nor- 
walk, m. Dr. Samuel Woods or Wood, an Englishman, born and 
educated in England. He was an early settler at Danbury, and a 
valuable citizen. 

BENJAMIN, Benedict, son of Deacon, settled at Ridgefield, about 
1720, and was Deacon and selectman there ; he died at Stamford, 
July 3, 1773. Joseph, son of Deacon John, also removed to Ridge- 
field; his first wife died there Dec. 9, 1716. James, a brother of 
Joseph, m. Sarah, daughter of Thomas Hyatt, of Norwalk, in 1709 ; 
he also settled at Ridgefield, and was one of the original purchasers 
of the Indians. He held many town offices, and represented Ridge- 
field in the Legislature ; a Justice of Peace, Captain, &c. ; he died 
there Nov. 25, 1762, aged 76 ; his widow died 1767, aged 80. 

BENEDICT, (Benedick,) THOMAS, upon the petidon from 
Huntington, L. I., to the General Court of Connecticut, in 1662, con- 
firmed Jonas Wood and Thomas Benedict, with liberty to act in 
point of government, according to the liberties granted that town by 
the General Court of Connecticut, (1662.) In 1664, Thomas Ben- 
edict and Mr. Robert Coe, were appointed Commissioners for Jamai- 
ca, L. I., by the General Court of Connecticut. 

BENEDICT, Rev. NOAH, the third minister of Woodbury, set- 
tled Oct. 23, 1760, who was born at Waterbury, was of this family. 
The Benedicts of Sheffield are also descendants of Thomas Sen. 
Thomas Benedict was the only early settler found in the Colony of 
Connecticut, by the name of Benedict. 

Thomas Benedict, Mr. Walker, Henry Witny, Mr. Smith, Jo- 
seph Smith, Dan Penton, John Bayless, Sulk Davis, were accepted 
freemen by the General Court of Connecticut, May, 1664, for Jamai- 
ca, L. I., (if they accepted.) 

Mr. Thomas Benedict and Walter Hoyt, were Deputies to the 
General Court at Hartford from Norwalk, May, 1670, and Benedict 
in 1675. 

BENEDICT, Rev. JOEL, D. D., b. at Salem, New York, 1745, 
son of Peter Benedict, and brother of Rev. Abner, of Middlefield So- 
ciety in Middletown. 

Note. — ^The descendants of Thomas Benedict are numerous and scattered in all directions 
in Norwalk, New Canaan, Danbury, Ridgefield, New Milford, Canaan, New Haven, Waterbury, 
New York, &c., but all are descendants of Tiiomas. 

NoTK. — Most of these facts are from Rev. E. Hall, and the L. I. Court Record. 



RE\r. ABNER was b. at N. Salem, N. Y. ; graduated at Yale 
College, 1769; settled Nov. 20, 1771. 

Rev. JOEL graduated at Princeton College, in 1765 ; he settled 
first in the ministry at Lisbon, Conn., Newent Society, where he re- 
mained about eleven years ; ordained there Feb. 21, 1771. 

Dr. Benedict, who was a scholar and gentleman, and one of the 
most distinguished divines of his time, having been dismissed at New- 
ent ,was installed over the church and society at Plainfield, Conn., 
Dec. 23, 1784. He d. at Plainfield, Feb. 18, 1816, aged 71 years, 
having been in the ministry forty-five years. Dr Benedict m. soon 
after his first settlement, Miss Sarah Mackown of the state of Maine ; 
she d. at Newburgh, New York, about 1830. Dr. Benedict had a 
large and interesting family, especially daughters, who were re- 
spectably connected in life, most of whom are deceased. The child- 
ren were viz., 

SARAH, b. about 1776 ; she m. Rev. Eliphalet Nott, D. D., LL . 
D., President of Union College; she d. early and left three children, 
Maria, the deceased wife of Bishop Potter of Penn. ; Joel and Benja- 
min yet living. 

ROBERT, son of Dr. Benedict, b. about 1778, m. Miss Dow of 
Sterling, and removed to the State of New York ; a daughter of his 
is now the wife of Bishop Potter. 

MARY, daughter of Dr. Benedict, b. about 1780, m. Benjamin 
Allen, LL. D. of Hyde Park, New York, May 6, 1799 ; she died 
some years since and left four sons and one daughter. Dr. Allen 
is deceased. 

RICHARD HUDSON, son of Dr. Benedict, was b. about 1782; 
a Baptist minister; he has been twice married and had several chil- 
dren, names not known. 

ANNA, daughter of Dr. Benedict, b. about 1784, d. unmarried 
June 30, 1806, aged 22 years. 

SUSAN, daughter uf Dr. Benedict, baptized April 9, 1786, m. 
Rev. Samuel Phinney, an Episcopal minister, they reside in New- 
burgl), New York, and have three children. 

WILLIAM MACKOWN and ELIZABETH, twins, baptized 
June 1788, children of Dr. Benedict. William M. was a physician, 
and was twice married ; and d. in 1847, at Millbury, Mass., and 
left three children. 

ELIZABETH m. Robert Hudson, Esq., Aug. 21, 1809; a lawyer 


of Schenectady, New York ; she died early and left a son John, now 
a lawyer in Buffalo. 

MARGARET, daughter of Dr. Benedict, b. about 1792, m. James 
Hunter of Philadelphia. He d. without issue; his widow is yet 

LOUISA KIRTLAND, daughter of Dr. Benedict, baptized Feb. 
14, 1796 ; m. James Brown, merchant in Baltimore, now of the 
wealthy firm of Brown and Sons, New York. She d. in Paris 
(France) 'about 1830, and left six children. Her oldest soon after 
his marriage, was killed about thi'ee years since, by an accidental 
shot on the fourth of July. 

BENEDICT, Rev. NOAH, graduated at Yale College in 1760 ; 
ordained in the first society of Woodbury, Oct. 22, 1760, where he 
preached until his death. 

BENEDICT, AARON, Esq., of Waterbury, long since deceased, 
(the father of Aaron Benedict, Esq., now of Waterbury,) was a broth- 
er of Rev. Noah, of Woodbury deceased. Hon. Noah B. Benedict, 
of Woodbury, and Gen. Thomas Benedict, (who was conspicuous in 
the war of 1812,) were brothers, and descendants of Thomas Sen., of 
Norwalk, Conn., and sons of Rev Noah. 

BENFIELD, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, petitioned the Court 
of Magistrates, to be divorced from his wife Elizabeth, which was 
granted, Dec. 6, 1662. 

BENFIELD, MARY, of Fairfield, in 1667 had a child, which 
the Magistrates ordered a sum paid by Deliverance Blackman, for 
bringing up the child. Mrs. Jane Blackman, his mother, petitioned 
the General Court, in 1667, to ease her son of the payment of 
said sum, which was referred to the County Court at Fairfield. In 
1668, the Court appointed Mr. Gold and the commissioners of Fair- 
field and Stratford, to settle the controversy between Goode Blen- 
field, and D. Blackman. Benfield one coat of arms. 

BENHAM, JOSEPH, of New Haven, daughter Mary, b. 7° 18, 
1657; Joseph, Jr., b. May 25, 1659; a daughter b. 1660 ; Joanne, 
b. July 25, 1662; Elizabeth, b. September 13, 1664, d. Aug. 1, 
1669; John, b. Dec. 28, 1666, d. Nov., 1670. Sarah, d. 1668. 

BENHAM, or BEECHAM, JOHN, of New Haven, m. widow 
Sarah Wilson, Feb. 8, 1654 ; son John, b. Nov. 4, 1665, d. Nov. 
12, 1665; Sarah, b. 7° 17, 1656; Mary, b. April 10, 1660; 
Hannah, b. Jan. 8, 1661 ; John born Sept. 15, 1664, (perhaps Ben- 
ham,) Sarah his wife d. May 30, 1067. The name of Benham 


was in the New Haven Colony, several years before it is found in 
the colony of Connecticut. 

BENHAM, RICHARDS, daughter Hannah, b. July, 1683 ; Re- 
becca, b. 1685. Samuel Benham of Farmington d. about 17.53 ; 
wife, Azuba ; children, Azuba and Luce ; he owned a farm in 
Southington. John Benham admitted freeman in Mass., in 1631. 
( Farmer.) Benham has one coat of arms. 

BENJAMIN, JOHN, in Suffolk County, Mass., probably of 
Watertown, made his will, and notices his son John for a double 
portion of his estate ; he mentions seven other children, yet does 
not give their names, (see will, Hist. <|- Gen. Reg., No. 10, p. 177 ;) 
will proved 1645. Mary Benjamin, of Watertown, made her will, 
May 16, 1646 ; notices her aunt Wines, sister Abigail Stubbs, her 
brother, and her cousin Anne Wyes. 

Farmer says the above John Benjamin of Watertown, Mass., was 
freeman there in 1632, and one of the proprietors of Cambridge ; 
that he died, June, 1645, and that his oldest son was John ; also noti- 
ces Richard Benjamin, at Watertown in 1640. 

BENJAMIN, RICHARD, who was at Southold, L. I., and applied 
to the General Court of Conn., with Jeffery Jones and others to be 
made a freeman under Conn., in May, 1664, and to whom the free- 
man's oath was administered by Capt. John Young, of Southold, L. 
I., was probably the same Richard Benjamin, who is mentioned by 
Farmer as having been at Watertown, Mass., in 1640, and a son of 
John who died at Watertown, in 1645 ; if so, tradition says with 
Farmer that John (who came to Conn.) was a son of John of Water- 
town, who was made free there in 1632, and a brother of Richard, 
of L. I. 

BENJAMIN, JOHN, who came to Conn., was probably the son 
of John of Watertown ; died at Hartford in 1653, and left a widow- 
Hannah, and 'children — John (gave £50 ; ) Caleb, (a house and four 
acres of land east of the river,) and a son Samuel, (£50.) His son 
David died before his father, (and left two children ;) Gideon also son 
of John and Hannah was executor of his will, and had the residue 
of his father's property ; Gideon's son Gideon, was the grandfather 
of Edwin Benjamin late deceased of Hartford, who was 25 years a 
Clerk in the Comptroller's Office at Hartford ; Jonathan, son of Gid- 
eon, m. Miss. Woodbridge, and had a family ; John, son of John and 
Hannah Benjamin, m. Hannah of Hartford, and had children viz: 
Samuel, b. May 30, 1708 ; Caleb, b. July 15, 1710 ; John, birth 
not found. 


SAMUEL, son of John and Hannah Benjamin, resided at Hoc- 
canum in Hartford, or Windsor. He d. in 1669, and left sons 
Samuel and John, and daughters Mary and Abigail, and left his es- 
tate with his wife Mary, He made his brother Caleb, overseer of 
his family and estate. Thomas Atwood then threescore years old, 
and Thomas Edwards, then aged about forty-seven years, testified 
"they heard him make his will." Inventory of his estate offered 
by Nathaniel Rusco and Stephen Hopkins, Nov. 9, 1670. The 
widow engaged to pay the daughters Mary and Abigail, ^10 each 
when eighteen years old. 

BENJAMIN, JOHN, son of John, and wife Hannah of Hartford, 
had issue, Samuel, b. May 30, 1708; Caleb b. July 15, 1710. 

BENJAMIN, JOHN, of Wethersfield, m. Ann Latimer July 26, 
1699, and had a son John, b. May 12, 1700, and Ann, b. Jan. 1, 
1704 ; born at Wethersfield. 

BENJAMIN, JOSEPH, and HANNAH, of Hampton, Conn., had 
children; William, b. June 18, 1748; Samuel, b. Dec. 1749; Peleg 
b. March 5, 1752; Judah a son, b. July 8, 1755. Samuel, Peleg, 
Judith and Mary, baptized at Hampton, Sept. 3, 1758. 

BENJAMIN, CALEB, of Wethersfield, son of John who died in 
1653, and a brother of Samuel ; wife Mary. Caleb d. May S, 1684. 
His children were Mary, aged 13 years; Sarah 8; Samuel 5; 
Abagail 11 ; John 6, and Martha 3 years old. Caleb petitioned the 
General Court to form a Town in the Webaquassett Country in 1682. 

SAMUEL, son of Samuel Benjamin of Hoccanum, had a son 
Samuel, and two daughters. 

JOHN, son of Caleb Benjamin, m. Mary Smith, daughter of Phil- 
lip, of East Hartford, and removed to Stratford. John and his wife 
Mary in a deed of land in Hartford given by them, of Stratford, to 
her brother David Smith of Hartford, March 3, 1735-6. John and 
Mary also of Stratford, for £20 paid " by our brother David Smith, 
of Hartford," deeded him other lands in Hartford east of the river, be- 
ing the "tenth part of eighty-nine acres which accrued to us from 
the estate of our honored father, Mr. Phillip Smith of said Hartford, 
late deceased, 1736." John and his wife Mary in 1740, for the con- 
sideration of £173 money, sold land in Hartford, to David Smith of 
Hartford. The deed was acknowledged in Wethersfield, April 7, 
1740. John and Mary Benjamin of Stratford, also sold land in 
Hartford, to David Smith of Hartford, for £20 in July, 1734. It was 
by this John Benjamin, that the name of Benjamin was introduced 
into Fairfield County. 


BENJAMEN, has one coat of arms. 

The Benjamins of Mass., Conn., and Long Island, were probably 
all descendants of John, Sen., of Watertown, Mass., whose will was 
proved in 164.5. 

BENJAMIN, RICHARD, of Long Island, Barnabus Wines, Jr., 
Caleb Horton, Benjamin Horton, Thomas Hutchinson, Thomas 
Moore, and Jeffrey Jones, were accepted as freemen of Conn., and 
Capt. Young to give them the oath, 1664. 

BENNET, BENNITT, BENET, JOHN, of Windsor, was an 
original or first settler there, and the first of the name in the Colony, 
probably not a relative of the Bennets from Ipswich, to Windham or 
Hampton in Conn. He and Mary Holt, were sentenced to be whipped 
and sent out of the Jurisdiction of Conn., in 1639, but he is again 
found in the Colony in 1648, when he was recognized in a bond of 
£20 to "keep good behavior to the next Coui't." He promised to con- 
fess his fault publicly at Windsor. John Drake of Windsor com. 
plained against him in 1648, for saying he had gained the affections 
of Drake's daughter. In 1649, he was a defendant in court at Hart- 
ford. In 1652, John Benit was allowed by Windsor "to be Enter- 
tayned by Will Hayden in his family." John, supposed of Fairfield, 
was propounded for a freeman at Hartford, 1672. 

BENNET, JAMES, from Concord, Mass.' moved to Fairfield, 
Conn., in 1644; he had a son Thomas b. Nov. 16, 1642, before he 
left Concord, and had others born at Fairfield. He had a house lot 
of two and a half acres at Fairfield about 1649, and several other lots 
of land there. He had a son James. Jr. Thomas, Sen., was made 
free in Oct., 1664. The name has been and now is, numerous and 
respectable in Fairfield County. 

BENNET, HENRY, at Lyme, m. Sarah Champion of Lyme, 

Note. — Banks, Bankes, Bancks, Jnhn ; there appear to have heen three persons of this name 
about the same time in Conn. The first John Banks was an early settler at Windsor, and one 
of the leaders of the town for several years. He was a clerk for Windsor, to size weights and 
measures for tlie town, Apr., 1643; and represented the town at the General Court, in 1651. 
In May, his fine, with others from Fairfield, of 20s each, was remitted, (imposed on them July 
8, 1650.) I find Mr. John Banks, Deputy to the General Court at Hartford, from Fairfield, Oct., 
1665 ; also May, 1666 ; and Commissioner for Fairfield, 1666 ; also Deputy Oct., 1666 ; also Dep- 
uty May. and Oct., 1673; also in 1674, '5, '6 and '7. Mr. John Banks and Peter Disbroe, Deputies 
to General Court, at Hartford, from Rye, May, 1670; Mr. John Banks, Deputy from Rye, May, 
1671, and May and Oct., 1672. Mr. Johu Banks of Greenwich. Deputy Oct., 1673. Mr. John 
Banks and Capt Roberts, Deputies Oct.. 1676. and John of Fairfield the same session. Mr. 
John Banks, of Faitfield, Mr. John Banks, of Greenwich, and Mr. John Banks, of Rye, were all 
Representatives to the General Court, in Oct., 1677. (See Banks, also see Colony Record.) 
(Perhaps one man represented three tQwns, not probable.) 


SSept. 9, 1673, and had issue, John, b. 1680 ; Sarah, b. 1683 ; Love, 
b. 1685; Dorete, b. 1688; Henry, Jun., b. July 29, 1691, perhaps 
others. This was also a respectable family, though I have few 
facts concerning them. 

BENNET, WILLIAM, and his wife Sarah from Ipswich, Mass., 
joined the church at Hampton, Conn., July 7, 1738. Lucy Bennet 
admitted to same church Nov. 15, 1741. Eleanor Bennet admitted 
to the church in Hampton, Mar. 7, 1742. Deacon Isaac Bennet and 
Sarah his wife, entered on church record at Hampton, Dec. 9, 1764. 
Hannah Bennet joined the same church, Oct. 20, 1772. Isaac was 
deacon from 1779 to 1815. His second v/ife d. Mar. 6, 1815. 

BENNET, WILLUM, and wife Sarah from Ipswich, Mass., were 
admitted to full communion by Mr. Mosely in the church at Hamp- 
ton, Conn. July 7, 1738. Lucy Bennet admitted 1741. Eleanor 
Bennet admitted March, 1742 ; also Isaac Deacon and Sarah Bennet 
his wife, admitted 1764 ; Deacon Isaac d. July 17, 1817. Peggy his 
second wife was from Pomfret. John Bennet and Sarah his wife; 
daughter Mary, b. at Hampton, Apr. 22, 1753 ; Lois, b. May 23, 1755. 

BENNET, WILLIAM, and Sarah, above, had a daughter Han- 
nah baptized Jan. 20, 1740; Eunice baptized Nov. 1, 1741; Eliza- 
beth baptized June 17, 1744; second Hannah baptized 1746. 

BENNET, Deacon ISAAC, of Hampton, m. Sarah Cady, Nov. 2, 
1763, and had issue ; William, b. Apr. 18, 1766 ; Jared, b. Aug. 23, 
1768 ; Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1770 ; Lydia, b. Dec. 5, 1772 ; Hannah, b. 
Jan. 5, 1775, m. Samuel Holt; Lucy, b. Oct. 29, 1776; Clarence 
or Charity, b. June 24, 1780, d. July 4, 1780 ; Isaac, Jun., b. Jan. 
5, 1782 ; Sarah, wife of Deacon Isaac, d. July 17, 1782, and the Dea- 
con m. Margaret Pain, Sept. 9, 1784. He d. July 17, 1817, aged 
about 76. This family of Bonnets, from Deacon Isaac to the pres- 
ent time, has proved one of the best families in Hampton, kind, pious 
and useful citizens: His son William, Esq., is yet living on his old 
farm, two miles south of the village of Hampton, and the oldest man 
in the town. He and his father before him, have both been mem- 
bers of the church. Esq., William, was a member of the Legisla- 
ture 1841, and was elected in 1842, but declined the honor. No 
gentleman in Hampton is more highly respected, or is more deserv- 
ing of it. 

BENNET, WILLIAM, Esq., and Anna Fuller, had issue, Isaac, 
baptized at Hampton, July 9, 1805 ; William 3rd, Samuel, Fidelia 
and Lyman. Anna, wife of Esq. William, d. June 18, 1846, aged 
73. Esq. William, son of Deacon Isaac, was b. Aug. 14, 1764, 


and his wife Anna, b. Sept, 1, 1772. A man by the name of Henry 
Bennite (perhaps the same name) was Secretary to King Charles 
II., and signed the Commission or letter for Col. Richard Nicolls, 
Sir Robert Carr, George Cartright, &c., in 1664, to the Governor of 
Connecticut, in behalf of the King, William Bennett of Willington, 
Conn., deceased 1768; widow — children, William, Elizabeth Web- 
ster, George, Prudence, Nathan. 

BENNET, JAMES, of Concord, Mass., had a daughter Hannah, 
b. in 1640; James, b. in 1642; EDWARD, freeman in Mass., 
1636; JAMES, freeman in Mass., 1638-9; RICHARD, of the 
First Church in Boston, freeman in 1673 ; RICHARD received his 
pay for military service in Philip's war, from Dedham, Mass., 1676. 
Joseph of Wethersfield, Conn., in 1648. Farmer mentions Ed- 
mond of Weymouth, Mass., freeman, 1636 ; George of Boston, 
drowned in 1653 ; James of Concord, freeman 1638, removed to 
Fairfield, Sept., 1644, his son Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1642; John of 
Salem, 1638, Marblehead, in 1648 ; Richard of Boston, 1645 ; Sam- 
uel of Lynn, 1637; William of Salem, 1637; b. 1603, d. 1683. 
Four by the names of Bennett and Bennet graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege before 1 840, Two of the name of Bennet, and two of the name 
of Bennett, graduated at Yale College, before 1844, 

BENNETT, MATTHEW, came to this country in the Paul, of 
London, Leonard Betts master, bound to Virginia, per certificate 
from the minister of Gravesend, of his conformitie to the church 
of England, July 6, 1635. {H. G. Somerly.) 

BENNET, THOMAS, received his certificate to be transported 
to Virginia, in the America, William Barker, Master, June 23, 1635, 
also Henry Barker, also Walter Brooks, George Brookes and Wil- 
Ham Brookes. 

BENNET, JANE, aged 16, embarked in the Elizabeth and Ann, 
R. Cooper, Master, April 29, 1635. Bennett has eight coats of arms, 
Bennet has twenty-one, and Bennette one coat of arms. 

BENNET, JOHN, sold land in Windsor, in 1640, to John Styles, 
and purchased land by the river in Windsor, in 1640. He had a 
son Joshua. John Bennet and Josiah Clark, propounded for free- 
men May, 1672. He was plaintiff in two cases in Court, March, 
1649, and released from his bond for good behavior, same Court. 
Defendant in Court June, 1649, in two cases, and execution granted 
to him against William Edwards. 

BENNET, ARTHUR, and his wife from Plymouth, Mas?,., had 
a daughter Elizabeth, b, at Saybrook, Sept. 4, 1747. 


BENNET ; the General Court Oct., 1665, desired the Governor 
and Secretary to perfect the address, then read in Court, to present 
"to his Majesty, by the Hon. Secretary Bennet," to whom a letter 
was to be directed for that purpose by the Governor and Secretary, 
and the Governor i-equested to sign the address in the name of the 
Colony. (See Col. Rec.) Sir Henry Bennet, (at"tervvards Lord 
Arlington,) appointed a Secretary of State in 166y, on the removal 
of Sir Edward Nicholas. (See note, Prin. Col. Rec, p 27, Vol. II.) 
Farmer notes David a physician, d. at Rowley, Feb. 4, 1719, aged 
103 years, Edmond, Weymouth, free 1636; John, Salem, 1038; 
Marblehead, 1G48 ; Richard, of Boston, 1637 ; Samuel, of Lynn, 
1637, a carpenter, member of ar. co., 1639; William, of Salem, 

BENNET, JOHN, of Mystic, 1657; sons, John, Joseph and 

BENTON, ANDREW, is first found at Milford, in a list of the 
first settlers there recorded Nov, 20, 1639, as free planters, with lib- 
erty to vote for public officers, to carry on public affairs in that 
plantation ; when they settled the power in the church to choose 
persons out of themselves, to divide the lands into lots, as they should 
have light from the word of God, and take order for the timber. It 
was at this meeting, with these voters, that Milford started her own 
little Republic. They appointed William Fowler, Edmand Tapp, 
Zechariah Whitman, John Astwood, (d. in England, July, 1654,) 
and Richard Miles, judges in all civil matters, as a court, to try and 
punish any offense and sin against the Commandments, until a body 
of laws should be established. The judges to observe and apply 
themselves to the rule of the written word of God. The little Repub- 
lic of Milford, upon the 24th day of Nov., 1640, at a meeting of the 
freemen, named the town Milford, and confirmed the appointment of 
Fowler, Tapp, Whitman, Astwood, and John Sherman, as magis- 
trates, with power to hold a General Court, and Particular Courts, 
with power to punish all misdemeanors according to the rule of God. 
Andrew Benton made freeman 1665. Mr. Benton m. at New 
Haven, and resided at Milford, until they took a dismission from the 
church in Milford, to the church at Hartford in 1666, and removed 
to Hartford the same year. Though it appears from his having 
been a juror and holding land in Hartford in 1664, he must have per- 
sonally resided at Hartford, before he removed there in 1666. His 
wife Sarah, was admitted to the church, Oct. 13, 1649. He died at 
Hartford, July 31, 1683, aged 63, and Joseph Benton appointed ad- 


ministrator; his widow had £40 personal estate, and one-third of the 
real estate. He had issue by his first wife, Andrew, who d. 1703—4, 
Samuel, b. Aug. 15, 1658; Joseph, Mary, b. April 14, 1655; Doro- 
thy, John, b. Oct. 7, 1656, died; and by his second wife, Ebenezer, 
aged 9, Lydia 7, and Hannah 5 years old, at the time of the father's 
decease. Estate £364, 1*. 4rf. Andrew was juror at Hartford in 

BENTON, JOSEPH, of Hartford, son of Andrew, m, Sarah Wa- 
ters, 1697, and had Ruth, b. Feb. 9, 169S, d. 1712; Sarah, b. June 
28, 1700, d. 1712; Isaac, b. Feb. 8, 1702; Aaron, b. March 25, 
1704; Jemima, b. March 21, 1708; Jehial, b. Jan. 27, 1710. Jo- 
seph, removed to Tolland amongst the first settlers there, and was 
sworn first town clerk in Tolland, in 1719, (see T. Thrall,) and on 
the Committee to build the meeting house at Tolland. 

BENTON, SAMUEL, of Hartford had children, viz., Samuel, Jr., 
b. Jan. 28, 1680, m. Mary Pomeroy, daughter of Medad, of North- 
ampton, Jan. 2, 1704 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 28, 1685 ; Hannah, b. March 
14, 1633, m. Samuel Kellogg, May 11, 1711 ; Abagail, b. Dec. 9, 
1691 ; Caleb, b. March 1, 1695; Daniel, b. June 26, 1696; Jacob, 
b. Sept. 2], 1698, m. Abagail Carter, July 6, 1724; Moses, b. April 
25, 1702. 

SAMUEL, Jr., and Mary Benton had Medad, b. Oct. 25, 1705; 
Ruth, b. Sept. 2, 1707, (perhaps others.) 

BENTON, EDWARD, from Guilford to Wethersfield, d. Feb. 
20, 1698, and Mary his widow d. Aug. 8, 1702. His children were 
probably all born before he removed to Wethersfield. 

BENTON, SAMUEL, of Wethersfield, m. Mary Bradfield, 
daughter of Samuel, Feb. 1, 1705, and had issue, b. at Wethersfield, 
viz., Sarah, b. March 19, 1707; Hannah, b. July 1, 1710; Nathan- 
iel, b. March 8, 1714, d. an infant ; Jonathan, b. Oct. 23, 1715 ; Na- 
thaniel 2d, b. April 9, 1718 ; Abagail, b. Nov. 4, 1720. The moth- 
er d. Dec. 6, 1747, and Samuel, the father d. in 1752. 

BENTON, JONATHAN, son of Samuel and Mary, b. 1715, m. 
Hannah Beckley, May 6, 1742, and had issue, Lydia, b. Feb. 1, 
1743; Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1745; Jonathan, Jr., b. March 18, 1748. 
His wife Hannah d. Jan. 18, 1750, aged 39 years, and he m. for 
his 2d wife Deborah Williams, Aug. 24, 1750, and his 2d wife d. 
Nov. 12, 1784. 

BENTON, NATHANIEL, b. 1718, son of Samuel, of Wethers- 
field, m. Dorothy Cook, Oct. 13, 1745; John, b. March 13, 1746; 
Mar, b. March 30, 1751, and Nathaniel the father d. Dec. 3, 1753. 


BENTON. JOHN, supposed son of Nathaniel, b. 1746, m. Mary 
Blin of VVethersfield, May 3, 1764, and had issue b. at Wethers- 
field, Nathaniel, b. June 29, 1765 ; George, July 1, 1768 ; Mary, b. 
Jan. 30, 1771 ; Rebecca, b. Feb. 21, 1773; Dorothy, b. Aug. 22, 
1776 ; John, Jr., b. Feb. 16, 1779 ; Simeon, April 15, 1781 ; Haney, 
(dr.) b. March 14, 1'784, and Harriet, b. March 22, 1786. 

BENTON, EDWARD, is in the list of freemen of Guilford, Sept. 
24, 1669, as is Daniel Benton, Andrew Benton, chosen commission- 
ers for Guilford, May, 1669, also Nathan, and Stephen Bradley, &c. 
Andrew Briton, admitted freeman at Hartford, 1665. Edward 
Benton's death is recorded at Wethersfield, Feb. 20, 1693, and Mary 
his widow Aug. 8, 1702. 

BENTON, ANDREW, Jr., oldest son of Andrew, of Milford, 
perhaps settled at Hartford as early as 1664, and had a family there, 
and died before his father, perhaps bad children Andrew, Samuel 
Deritter, Mary and others. There was an Edward Benton of Hart- 
ford, who signed to remove to Hadley, Mass., in 1659, supposed to 
have been from Guilford. Edward Benton was at Guilford in 1650. 
His death i. e. Edward Benton is recorded as having died at Weth- 
ersfield, Feb. 20, 1698, and his widow Mary, Aug. 8, 1702. Estate 
£453, 10*. Children, Samuel, Edward, Rebecca, Mary, Ellen, Der- 
rits, who were all over 21 years at his death, except Edward. Ed- 
ward, Jr., m. Mary and settled at Glastenbury, where he d. May 3, 
1713; Estate £188, Children, Josiah, 8 years ; Ephraim, 6 years, 
and Mary, 3 years old at the decease of their father. Edward Ben- 
ton a first settler at Guilford, removed to Wethersfield, but returned 
to Guilford where he died. {So says Guilford Record.) 

BENTON, JACOB, was town clerk at Harwinton, in 1740, though 
he is not in the list of original proprietors at Harwinton. 

Benton has six coats of arms. 

In 1668, the General Court impowered Mr. Samuel Wyllys, and 
others to make a deed of sale to Andrew Benton of Nathaniel Green- 
smith's house and land, which was seized for charge expended on 
Greensmith, and sold to G. Benton. There appears to have been 
an Andrew Benton a commissioner at Guilford in May, 1669. An- 
drew from Milford to Hartford, in 1669, resided south of Little 
River in Hartford. 

Hartford confirmed the land they had appointed to Andrew Ben- 
ton Feb. 17, 1664. 

BERDING, NATHANIEL, of Hartford, a planter, wife Abigail, 
He notices in his will, his son in law Thomas Spencer the elder / 


Samuel Andrews, and Elizabeth his wife ; also notices Sarah, Han- 
nah, Marv and Martha Spencer, the four daughters of Thomas Spen- 
cer, Sen. ; also John and Thomas Andrews, sons of his wife ; also 
Jarrad Spencer his grandson, and son of Thomas, Sen., and made 
Jarrad, sole executor of his will, dated Jan. 7, 1673. Inventory 
£282, l5s. lOd. He made his mark, to the name of Nathaniel 
Berding, ( perhaps Barding.) 

d. in 1753, and left his widow with a good estate. 

BERRY, NATHANIEL, of Mansfield, Conn., d. about 1718, and 
his widow Elizabeth took letters of administration on the estate at 
Hartford, Sept. 2, 1718. July 7, 1719, the Court at Hartford ap- 
pointed Elizabeth the widow, guardian for the children, viz : Sarah 
Berry about 14 years; Abigail 11 years; inventory dated Aug. 16, 
1718, being £165, 18s. fid. Other children; Nathaniel, Rachel 
Fulcham, Ann Fenton, Bethia Gove, and Elizabeth. 

BERRY, RICHARD, shipped for Virginia, in the ship Thomas 
and John in 1635, from England. 

BERRY, ANTHONY and BOREMAN, of Yarmouth, were en- 
rolled there as able to bear arms, in 1643. 

BERRY, WILLIAM, free in Mass., 1642. 

BERRY, RICHARD, of Medford, 1636. 

BERRY, AMBROSE, of Cape Porpus 1653. 

BERRIE, (Westerbogie, Scotland,) one coat of arms. 

Berry has 10. Bery lias 19 coats of arms. 

BERRY, NATHANIEL, and his wife Rebecca, of Middletown, 
had issue : Marah, b. Aug. 18, 1723 ; Jonathan, b. May 12, 1725 ; 
Joseph, b. Feb. 17, 1726-7 ; Rebecca, b. July 9, 1729; Elizabeth, 
b. Dec. 18, 1731 ; Anna, b. March 31, 1734 ; Nathaniel, b. Sept. 
29, 1736. 

This was an early name at Mansfield, and this family is found at 
Tolland also. 

BERRY, DIVAN, is early found at Meriden, about 1720 ; his 
children noticed there on church record, are, Mary, who d, before 
1734, and b. 1732 ; John, b. April 8, 1733 ; Divan, Jr., b. May 
1735; Bethia, b. Sept. 18,1737; Hannah, b. Jan. 27, 1741; Mary 
b. June 20, 1742, (perhaps others.) At a later period, Thomas and 
Ephriam Berry had children at Meriden, Conn. Thomas Berry's 
wife d. Sept. 23, 1743 ; Divan d. Oct. 15, 1752 ; widow Berry, 
aged 85, d. March, 1797. The name has been somewhat numerous 


in Meriden, Conn., and its vicinity. Farmer notes William of Pas- 
catequa 1632,; freeman 1642. 

BES WICK, GEORGE, of Wethersfield. Inventory of his estate 
exhibited in court, Dec. 5, 1672, £40, 2^. 6d ; no children. 

BESUM, JOHN, drowned at Windsor in 1676. \Ym. Bassum, 
of Wethersfield. In 1636, it was ordered by the consent of Sergt. 
Seely, Plaintiff vs. the town of Watertown, Defendant, attempting 
to compel the people of Watertown, Mass., to remove to Conn., with 
their families within a given time, or have no interest in the division 
of the land, and " y' the hand or the consent of the said William 
Bassum is herevnto," 

BETTS, JOHN, at Hartford, was bound to the Commonwealth 
in a bond of ^20 for his good behavior in his course of life, in 1648. 
The court freed him from the bond in Dec, 1648. He was con- 
firmed a sergeant at Wethersfield in 1657. His fine of twenty shil- 
lings was remitted in 1663. He removed to Huntington, L. I., 
where he died. The inventory of his estate in Conn, was appraised, 
by John Chester, Sen., and Nathaniel Foot, of Wethersfield, about 
1898, (no date.) The Betts farm, so called, of 150 acres, eight 
miles below Wethersfield, they appraised at £150; eight acres in 
Wethersfield town, at £20, and eight acres in Wet Swamp, at £18. 
John, the son of John, Sen., was administrator and made oath to the 
inventory. John, Sen., resided at Wethersfield in 1648. John 
Betts had many lots of land in Wethersfield in the great meadow, at 
great plain in west-field, beyond great river, in west swamp, and he 
was an early settler there. 

BETTS, MARY, owned a house lot in Hartford in 1640, north 
of little river. Siie is called widow Betts, and was a proprietor in 
Hartford, and as such drew four acres in the land division at Hart- 
ford in 1639. Goode Betts, (probably) Mary, kept the first ladies' 
school in Hartford, while Wm. Andrews kept the school for older 
children. She was called "Goody Bets the school dame." The 
children of John Betts, Sen., who died on L. I., are not found, ex- 
cept John, Jr., neither is it known whether the family of John, Sen., 
were ancestors of any of this name at Norwalk, Conn. (See John 
Burwell. ) 

BETTS, THOMAS. (There appears to be in Norwalk two 
distinct families by this name.) This Thomas Betts and his wife 
Mary and family removed from Guilford, Conn., to Norwalk in 
1664 ; their children were Thomas, b. June 3, 1650 ; Hannah b. 



Nov. 22, 1652; *John b. 1655, and Stephen, b. Oct. 4, 1657. 

Tliomas settled at Norwalk not as early as some others ; he purchased 
the home lot of Nathaniel Eli, and sold half of it to Christopher 
Comstock. He also purchased the house and home lot of Ralph 
Keeler, four acres, recorded about 1660. Betts Thomas, of Nor- 
walk in Oct., 1664, was accepted by the General Court to be made 
free the next May, and Mr. Campfield to administer the oath. Betts, 
Thomas, and James Hubbard were justices for the county of Kings, 
L. I., in July, 1671. Betts, Mr. Richard, and Capt. John Coe, were 
appointed commissioners for Newtown, L. I., in 1664, by the Gen- 
eral Court of Conn. Richard and Thomas at Newtown, L. I., 1655. 
Bells, widow Thomas, of Colchester, d. 1769, aged 66. Beets or 
Bets, William of Colchester, had a daughter Hannah VVyatt, bap- 
tized Jan. 11, 1767. John Belts' fine remitted by the Court, SOs. 
March 1663. Richard Betts of Newtown, L. I., made free by Conn., 
May, 1664. Betts, Thomas, of Milford, had Samuel, b. April 4, 
1660. Betts, Roger and Thomas, were settled at Milford about 1658. 
Betts, Thomas, Jr. of Norwalk, purchased of Benjamin Fenn of Mil- 
ford in 1677, the home lot which had been owned by his brother Jo- 
seph Fenn. James Betts received of Norwalk five acres of land for 
sending a man into the Indian war, (1698.) 

Betts, has two coals of arms. Betles four. Bettie two. 

BETTS, THOMAS, in the list of freemen of Norwalk, Oct. 11, 
1669. Farmer, notes Thomas of Guilford Conn., 1650. Richard of 
Ipswich, 1643. John, Cambridge, 1640, proprietor of Lexington, 
1642. Thomas Betts, Richard Olmstead, Thomas Benedict, Wal- 
ter Hoyte, John Rusco, Daniel Kcllog, Nathaniel Hayes, Matthew 
Marvin Jr., Edward Nash, Mark Sension, Thomas Seimor, Samuel 
Hayes, Thomas Taylor, and Henry Whitney, all of Norwalk, gave 
their names for the beginning of a plantation near the back side of 
Norwalk, in May, 1672, which was granted. Betts Thomas, Mat- 
thew Marven, Daniel Kellogg, Mark Sension, John Bouton, Edward 
Nash, and Thomas Lupton, of Norwalk, were accepted to be made 
free Oct., 1664. 

•This John was admitted a planter in Guilford, in 1673, and E. Hall says, soon after he 
removed to Norwalk. From him descended Dr. Thaddeus Betts, a highly respectable physician of 
Norwalk, and the father of William M. Betts, Esq., who was many years Post Master and Judge 
of Probate of Norwalk, a worthy and e.xcellent man. He was the father of Hon. Thaddeus Betts, 
of Norwalk, who represented Conn., in the Senate of the United Slates, and d. at Washington 
during the session of Congress in 1840, at the age of 52 years. Where is now a monument 
erected to his memory, though his remains repose in the old grave yard, in his native town, 
pointed out by another monument to his memory. 


BETTS, ROGER, was in a land division in Branford, in 1648, 
he had a child b. at Branford, Feb. 20, 1651; daughter Mary b. 
1653, probably others. A son of his d. at Branford, Oct. 3, 1653. 
Roger Belts d. Aug. 31, 165-. Samuel Betts of Branford, had about 
one acre of upland of the town of Branford, near his house in the 
town in 1683. 

BEVIN, or BEVINS, ARTHUR, of Glastenbury, died in 1697. 
Estate £315, Us. 3d. Wife Mary; children, John, b. 1676, Mary 
1678, Gr^ce, 1679, Mercy, 1631, Thomas, 1682, Desire 1684, Ar- 
thur, 1686, Joanna, 1687, Elizabeth, 1690, Abigail, 1692, Sarah, 
1694, and Anna, 1696. Arthur Bevin came early to VVethersfield, 
before Glastenbury was incorporated as a town. Arthur died at 
Glastenbury. Mary widow of Arthur, d. Dec. 18, 1712. 

BEVIN, THOMAS, son of Arthur m. Abigail Blake, daughter 
of John, of Middletown, in 1704; had a daughter Eunice, b. July 

17, 1705. The mother d. about 1706, and Thomas Bevin had 
children by Martha his 2d wife, viz : Abigail, b. March 3, 1710-11 ; 
Thomas, Jr., b. May 18, 1713 ; Martha, b. July 1715 ; Mary, b. 
Nov. 1719 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 1, 1721 ; Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1725. 
His wife Martha, d. Nov. 8, 1725, and he m. Mary Hubbard, April 
21, 1726. Thomas died. Mary his widow, d. Sept. 14, 1746. 

BEVEN, BENJAMIN, was at East Hartford before 1687. 

* BEVIN, JOHN, of Middletown, and his wife Susannah, had 
children : John b. Feb. 17, 1699; Jean, b. Sept. 24, 1702; Bulah, 
b. Jan. 17, 1705; Susannah b. Jan. 18, 1708; Hipsibeth b. Feb. 
10, 1714, d. 1714 ; William b. March 19, 1715 ; Tabatha, b. Dec. 

18, 1717; Stephen, b. Dec. 21, 1720, d. 1750; Ezra, b. July 22, 
1723; Mr. John the father, d. Jan 12, 1764. 

Bevan has three coats of arms. Bevaans or Bevins one. 

BIBBINS, ARTHUR, (Arter,) and Experience his wife, of Wind- 
ham, had issue : Ebenezer, b. Feb. 1, 1715 ; Jacob, b. Oct. 2, 1717 ; 
Experience, b. April 6, 1722, d. Nov. 12, 1729. His wife d. May 
7, 1730, and Arthur, m. Elizabeth Ames, May 26, 1731, and had 
issue ; Experience, b. June 10, 1732 ; Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1733 ; 
Amos, b. May 14, 1736 ; Ann, b. March 2, 1738 ; second Eliza- 
beth, b. April 17, 1740 ; Eunice, b. Dec. 24, 1742, d. Dec. 9, 1756 ; 
Thankful, b. March 26, 1746. His son Amos, d. at Fort Edward, 

*The following are some of the first setlers of East Hampton Society, in Conn., viz: John 
Clark, from Middletown, 1743: John Bevin, from Chatham old Society ; David Bailey, from Had- 
dam ; Jonathan Parmelee, from Branford ; Isaac Smith, Barnstable Mass ; James Bell later from 
Lebanon ; Joseph Buel, from Colchester, also later, Morgan, Welsh, and Webb, about 1775. 


July 16, 1757, and his daughter Elizabeth, d. Feb. 5, 1768. Ben- 
jaiuin Bibbins, d. Dec. 27, 1756. Arthur Sen., d. 1788, aged 108. 
BIBBINS, ARTHUR, Jr., of Windham, m. Abigail Follet, Nov. 
8, 17.32, supposed he removed to Ashford ; children ; Patience, b. 
Oct. 23, 1733; Benjamin, b. 1736; Abigail, b. July 8, 1738; Eli- 
jah, b. Sept. 18, 1740; Samuel, b. Dec. 12,1742; William, b. 
Nov. 23, 1745; Israel, b. Jan. 18, 1748; Arthur, b. June 14, 1750, 
d. Nov. 1, 1754. Arthur, Jr., the father, d. at Ashford, and his 
widow Abigail, d. March 18, 17S4. Ebenezer, son of Arthur, m. 
Surannah, and had, Jacob, b. April 26, 1742; Molly, Ebenezer, 
John, Sarah, Phebe, and Elizabeth b. Aug. 1, 1758; Ebenezer the 
father, d. Nov. 19, 1761, aged 46. 

BICKATT, MATTHEW, was a first settler at Brainford, (or 
Totoket,) New Haven Colony. 

PHER, d. at Windham, Feb. 23, 1741, aged 80. His wife Sarah 
d. Nov. 25, 1739, aged 74 years. He purchased land in Windham 
before 1700. 

BIDLAKE, BENJAMIN, was an early settler at W^indham, 
(probably son of Christopher,) m. Lydia Abbe, Sept 22, 1722: Is- 
sue; Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1723; Benjamin, Jr., b. July 10, 1725; 
James, b. Jan. 3, 1727, d. 1728 ; second James, b. Oct. 28, 17 28 ; 
John, b. Oct. 28, 1730 ; Mary, b. July 29, 1732, d. 1733 ; second 
Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1733; Lydia, b. Jan. 8, 1737; Bethia, b. May 
22, 1738 ; Hannah, b, Aug. 26, 1741. Benjamin the father, d. 
Feb. 3, 1740-1. Lydia wife of Benjamin, was admitted into the 
church at Hampton village, June, 17, 1723; also Elizabeth Bidlake. 
Benjamin, Sen., was one of the seventeen first founders and members 
of the first church at Windham Village June 5, 1723, and of course 
a respectable family. 

BIDLAKE, BENJAMIN, Jr., (son of Benjamin sen., and Lydia) 
m. Edeth Spaulding, Nov. 11, 1742, and had issue ; Jonathan, b. 
Nov. 19, 1744 ; Ruth, b. July 14, 1747, d. 1751 ; Sarah, b. Nov. 
29, 1748, d. 1751. Bidlake has one coat of arms. 

BIDLAKE, JOHN, (son of Benjamin and Lydia,) m. Mary, and 
had a son Amos, b. May 19, 1754, d. Aug. 23, 1777 ; John the 
father, d. Aug. 23, 1776. 

The above James Bidlake, (son of Benjamin and Lydia,) b. Oct. 
28, 1728, at Windham ; was the same Capt. James Bidlake who re- 
moved to Wyoming, and was taken prisoner there, with Captains, 
Robert Durkee, and Samuel Ransom, bv the British Tories and In- 



dians at the battle at Wilksberry, in 1778. Bidlake was striped, tied 
to a tree, his flesh stuck full of sharpened pine knots, and pine knots 
placed around him, and set on fire. The monsters in human form, 
then placed Captains' Durkee and Ransom in the fire, and held them 
there with pitch-forks, where they soon expired. Bidlake has one 
coat of arms. This name is yet found in Pennsylvania, and one of 
same name in Pennsylvania, has been a member of congress. 

DLE, JOHN, of Hartford, was an early settler at Hartford, and had 
four acres of land alotted him, in the division of lands in Hartford, 
in 1639. In 1640, he had a house lot north of Mary Betts, and 
south of Seth Grant, and West of John Skinner, in Hartford. John 
Bid well owned a tan yard, on an island in Little River, in Hartford, 
south of Nathaniel Richard's house lot, in 1640. His wife, Sarah. 
He died in 1683. He gave to his son John, his swamp east of Con- 
necticut river, also all his lands and buildings, in Hartford, west of 
the riveB. To his son Joseph, he gave £30 ; to his son Samuel, 
£20 ; to his daughters, Sarah House and Hannah Wadams, £20 
each ; to his daughter Mary Meekins, half his upper lot, and the 
other half to his grandson, John Meekins, provided John should live 
with him and his wife until he became twenty years of age ; he gave 
his wife, Sarah, half of all his estate not disposed of ; to his son 
Daniel, he gave the property which he had devised to his wife, after 
her decease. He afterwards made a codicil and added to and altered 
his will. Estate £419, \<ds. Sd. 

BIDDOLL, JOHN, Jr., of Hartford, son John, b. Sept. 1, 1679; 
Hannah, b. Aug. 31, 1680; Sarah, b. Aug. 19, 1681 ; Thomas, b. 
Dec. 27, 1682 ; Jonah, b. March 5, 1684. 

BIDWELL, DANIEL'S son Ebenezer, d. Oct. 18, 1702 ; daugh- 
ter Dorothy, d. July, 1708 ; Aaron, son of Daniel, d. Feb. 11, 1712 ; 
Mr. David, d. June 24, 1758. 

BIDWELL, DANIEL DENISON, son of John of Hartford, and 
Elizabeth, had Daniel, b. Oct. 19, 1682 ; Dorothy, b. by his second 
wife, Dorothy, Aug. 18, 1692 ; d. July 1708 ; Mary, b. Sept. 18, 
1694, ; Hannah b. June 2, 1697 ; Aaron, b. Dec. 5, 1699 d. 1712 ; 
Ebenezer b. Feb. 28, 1701, d. 1702 ; William, b. Nov. 27, 1703 ; 
Lydia, b. April 20, 1706, d. about 1720 ; Hannah, m. Daniel 

BIDWILL, JOSEPH, son of John, Sen., resided in Wethersfield. 
He m. Mary, May 18, 1675, and had issue ; Mary b. March 12, 
1676 ; Amey, b. Oct. 1, 1678 ; Joseph, Jr., b. Jan. 20, 1680; Ben- 



jamin, b, Sept. 26, 1684 ; Ephraim, b. Aug. 16, 1686; Lydia, b. 
May 13, 16S9. Estate £1081. 

BIDVVELL, SAMUEL, son of John, Sen., settled at Middletown, 
where he married Elizabeth Stow, daughter of John Stow, of Rox- 
bury, Mass., and sister of Rev. Samuel, John, and Thomas Stow, 
Nov. 14, 1672. Issue, born at Middletown ; Sarah, b. Sept. 20. 
1674; Samuel, b. June 10, 1677; Mary, b. Jan. 8, 1679, Ann, 
Samuel, Sen. d. 1715. 

BIDVVELL, SAMUEL, Jr., and wife Sarah of Middletown, had 
a daughter Thankful, b. Dec. 8, 1695, and his wife Sarah d. 1696. 
Ht; then m. Abigail for his second wife, and had a son Moses, b. 
Jan. 9, 1698. His daughter Thankful m. Edward Yeomans, Sept. 
5, 1716. Abigail wife of Samuel, Jr., d. March 8, 1733. 

BIDVVELL, SAMUEL, of Middletown, m. Ann Stanbarrow, of 
Long Island, Nov. 1, 1707, and had issue ; Samuel, b. Oct. 24, 
1708, and Ann, b. May 2, 1710. His wife Ann d. and he m. Mary 
Barnes, Dec. 2, 1714, and had issue ; Daniel, b. Nov 18,1716, and 
Sarah, b. Jan. 29, 1719. The father, Samuel Bidwell, d. March 
1727— distribution 1728. 

Bydewell, or Bidwell, has one coat of arms. 

Bidewell, has two coats of arms. Bydall one. Bydale one. 

Bedell has seven coats of Arms. Bedle or Bedell one. (London.) 

Bidall, has one. Biddell, Biddle or Biddelle, has one. Bidwell 
has three coals of Arms. 

BIDLE, RICHARD, was an early settler at Windsor, and had a 
daughter Hannah, b. there Oct. 22, 1644. 

BIGILOW, JOHN, at Watertown, Mass., took the oath of fidel- 
ity 1652, in Mass. ; m. Mary Warner, or Warren, Oct. 30, 1642. 
His wife Mary, d. Oct. 19, 1691, and he m. for second wife, Sarah 
Bemis widow of Joseph 1st of Watertown, Oct. 2, 1694. He d. July 
14, 1703, aged 88 years — born in England, 1617; he was Juror, 
1636 ; they had issue : 

1. John, b. Oct. 27, 1613, and settled in Ilartlbid, Conn. 

2. Jonathan, h Dec 11, 1016. 

3. Mary, b. March IS, 1G4S-9, m. Michael Flagg, June 3, 1G74. 

4. Daniel, b. Dec. 1, 16-30; settled at Framingham, and had six children. 

5. Samuel, b. Oct. 2S, 1653, m. Mary Flagg, June 3, 1674, and settled at 
Watertown; had ten children. 

6. Joshua, b. NoV. 5, 165.3, m. Elizabeth Flagg, Oct. 20, 1676— settled first 
at Watertown, Mass. — in old age removed to Westminster, and d. Feb. 2, 
1745; aged 90 years. He had eleven children, b. in Watertown. His 
son Daniel settled at Worcester, and was the father of Col. Timothy Bige- 
low, of the Revolutionary Army, and grandfather of Hon. Timothy, and 


great grandfather of the late Mayor of the City of Boston, and late Secre- 
tary of State. 

7. Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1657, m. Lieut. John, of Billerica, and had several 

8. Sarah, b Sejat. 29, 1659, ra. Isaac Lamed, July 23, 1679. The Learneds 
of Conn., are her descendants. 

9. James, (no record of birth) m. Patience Brown; he had two other wives 
and four children. 

10. Martha, b. April 1, 16G2, m. John Woods. 

11. Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1663-4, ni. Dec. 10, 16S4, Benjamin Harrington; had 
four children. 

12. Hannah, b. and d. March, 1665-6. 

13. Son, b. and d. Dec. 1667. (See John's will dated, Jan. 1, 1702-3, record- 
ed at Watertown, Vol. 10, p. 300.) ( Com.) 

BIGELOW, JOHN, the oldest son of John and Mary, of Water- 
town, Mass., b. 1643, settled at Hartford, Conn., where his land was 
listed May 3, 1669, his residence was south of little river near where 
Trinity College is now located, in Cooper Lane lot No 52. He m. 
Rebecca Butler, and unfortunately died without issue, and after pro- 
viding amply for his widow, he gave all his estate to Jonathan But- 
ler, a relative of his wife. (Deeded in 1705, Vol. 1, p. 307.) 

BIGELOW, JONATHAN, b. 1646, brother of John, and son of 
John of W^atertown, Mass., settled at Hartford, Conn.,, with his 
brother John. He lived in Wethersfield Lane in Hartford, in 1677. 
He first m. Rebecca Shepard in 1672, daughter of John Shepard ; 
she d. March 7, 1697, and was the mother of his children. He m. 
for his second wife, Mary, daughter of Samuel Olcott, of Wethers- 
field, and had no children by his second wife. He d. Jan. 19, 1710, 
aged 64, and his widow Mary, m. John Shepard, March, 19, 1712. 
Jonathan and Rebecca's children were : 

Jonathan Bigelow, born in 1672, married Mabel Edwards, Jan. 
11, 1699; died July 10, 1749. 

*John Bigelow, married Abigail Richards, Jan. 11, 1710. 

* Capt John Bigelow of Conn., was taken in the West Indies, July 8, 1777 by the British. 
Andrew Phillip Skeen, of Skeensborough, New York, on the 9th of May, 1775 was taken at 
home, with bis aunt two sisters and a Mr. Beach, and brought prisoners to Hartford, Conn. 
General Skeen, applied to the Legislature to return to his farm and be protected on his return 
with his family, or send a suitable person to take care of his farm at Skeensborough. He ob- 
tained leave for his family to return home, or to Quebec, under the direction of John Bigelow, 
O. Wolcott, and Elisha Sheldon of Salisbury. Gen. Skeen remained a prisoner at Hartford. In 
1777, the Committee of Pay Table were directed to draw an order of £-20, (six in Specie,) in 
favor of John Bigelow, who had been sent to N. York, under a flag to negotiate an exchange 
of Capt. Judd, of the Antelope, for Capt. Manly of the Hancock, and other pubUc services of 
said Bigelow. In 1776 he was Captain of a Company of Artillery in Col. Burrall's Regiment. 
In Feb. 1777, Thomas Grosvenor was appointed Major, in Col. Wylly's Regiment, in place of 


Mary Bigelow, married John Williams, Feb. 20, 1699. 

Sarah Bigelow, married John Bigelow, son of Joshua, of 

Violet Bigelow, married Stephen Taylor, Sept. 1, 1709. 

Joseph Bigelow, died in 1731. 

Abagail Bigelow was born in 1690. 

Daniel Bigelow, was born in 1692, and died May 14, 1733. 

Samuel Bigelow born in 1687 j settled at Mid. Society 1748. 

BIGELOW, SAMUEL, (son of Jonathan,) b. 16S7, settled at 
Middletown, Conn., where he died in 1748. His children were, 
Timothy, Isaac, Samuel, Jr., Abigail and Mary. 

BIGELOW, JOSEPH, son of Jonathan, m. Mary Spencer, May 
21, 1713, and settled in Hartford. His children were ; Sarah b. 
Sept. 6, 1714, or 15; Joseph, b. Aug. 14, 1717 ; Abigail, b. June 
9, 1719, d. Oct. 27, 172.5; Elisha, b. June 27, 1723, d. June 22, 
1796, aged 73; Josiah, b. Jan. 3, 1726, d. May 14, 1754; second 
Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1729. 

BIGELOW, JOHN, son of Joshua Bigelow of Worcester, Mass., 
m. his cousin Sarah Bigelow, Nov. 4. 1709, daughter of Jonathan, 
and settled at Colchester, Conn. 

BIGELOW, JONATHAN, son of Jonathan, b. 1672, m. Mabel 
Edwards, Jan. 11, 1699 ; he d. July 10, 1749; children: 
Timothy, b. June 20, 1702 ; m. Abigail Olcott. 

Mabel, b. Nov. 12, 1704. 

Rebecca, b. 1708 ; d. Jan. 8, 1754. 

Jonathan, b. 1714; d. Jan. 23, 1779. 

Jerusha — Irena, m. Daniel Marsh. Jonathan, Sen., the father, d. 
July 29, 1749, aged 75, and Mabel his wife, d. May 16, 1765. 

BIGILOW, TIMOTHY, son of Jonathan, b. 1672; m. Abigail 
Olcott, and had children ; Hezekiah, b. Feb. 9, 1728, d. aged 20. 
Timothy, Jr., b. May 22, 1730 ; Abigail, b. Sept. 27, 1732; Anne, 
b. Sept. 27, 1735 ; Martha, b. Nov. 22, 1737 ; John, b. Nov. 20, 
1739; James, b. 1741. 

Maj. Bigelow, resigned. In 1778, Otis and Andrews, of Boston Dep. Clothiers for the Con- 
tinental Army, by request of the Governor, and Council of Cnnn., had sent cloths &c., to be 
made into garments, for the Continental soldiers, and requested the Governor to nominate a 
proper person to take the management and oversee, and Maj. John Bigelow was appointed to 
oversee the same. The Govermir, and Council of Conn., April 28, 1778, appointed Maj. John 
Bigelow to purchase woolen cloths, suitable for Officers' clothing, from Conn., in the Continen. 
tal service, not to exceed jC3 000 lawful money; also to take half the pieces of linen in big 
hands parchased of (;;apt. Michel, master of the French Ship at New London, suitable for Offi- 
cers shirts &c. Maj. Bigelow acted as Capt. Major, and Commissary of clothing &c., and was 
a most useful soldier, and citizen during the Revolution. 



Timothy, m. Hannah Hyde, Dec. 17, 1757, and had children ; 
Mary, Langrell, and Hannah. Mary m. Aaron Olmsted, of East 
Hartford ; Hannah, m. Ward Woodbridge ; Timothy d. in Charles- 
town, N. H. 176-2 ; Hannah his wife d. Aug. 20, 1764. 

Abigail, b. 1732, ; m. James Caldwell, Dec. 18, 175-5 ; Anne, b. 
1735, m. Jonathan Olcott, 1753 ; Martha, b. 1737, m, Dr. Samuel 
Flagg of East Hartford, May 22, 176- ; John b. 1739, m. Hannah 
Wadsworth, June 30, 1771 ; James b. 1741, d. in Barbadoes unmar- 
ried, Timothy the father d. 1747; Capt. Daniel, m. his widow, 
Nov. 6, 1748, and d. 1776. 

BIGELOW, JOHN, b. 1739, .son of Timothy, m. Hannah 
Wadsworth, a descendant of Hon. William of Hartford, June 30, 
1771, and had issue, viz ; John, b. March 10, 1772, d. Jan. 12, 
1775 ; James, b. June 10, 1774 ; 2d John, b. Dec. 6, 1775 ; Henry, 
b. Dec. 19, 1777, d. 17d8 ; Richard, b. Dec. 29, 1779, was lost at 
sea 1797. 

BIGELOW, JAMES, son of John and Hannah, m. Anne Spen- 
cer and removed to Nantucket, where he d. and left a family in 

BIGELOW, JOHN, b. 1775, son of John and Hannah, m. Clar- 
issa Hillyer, and had issue; Richard, b. Aug. 22, 1797, a gentle- 
man of great wealth in New York ; merchant in New York and St. 
Louis ; Fanny, b. Nov. 14, 1799, d. a young lady, unmarried ; Wil- 
liam, b. Aug. 13, 1802 ; lives in New York unmarried ; Jolm, b. 
April 27, 1805, merchant in Northampton, Mass. ; Clarissa b. 
^ept. 18, 1803, unmarried. 

BIGELOW, RICHARD, Esq., (son of John and Clarissa,) b. 
Aug. 22, 1797, (of New York City,) m. Marther Smith, b. Nov. 28, 
1798, daughter of Deacon Normand Smith of Hartford, Conn., Sept. 
3, 1823, and had issue, viz: 

1. Mary Elizabeth born March 10, 1S2G ; m. George R. Lockvvood, June 7, 
1S4S; merchant in New York. 

2. Richard Hillyer, born Aug. 22, 1S27; m. Columbia L. Johnson, of New 
York, Sept. 2-5, 1S51 ; merchant in New york. 

3. Frances, born Sept, 1, 1S29. 

4. Eliza King, born Sept. 24, 1831. 

5. Alfred, born Sept. 2-5, 1833; died March 12, 1S34. 

6. Martha, born April 2, 1S35. 

7. Edward, born March, 27, 1S37, died, Jan. 22, 1852. 

8. James, born Feb. 25, 1839. 

BIGELOW, JOHN, son of John and Clari-ssa, b. 1805, m. Jane 
Ashley Hinman, Oct. 1^, 1838; children, viz ; Jane Frances, b. 


Oct. 11, 18.39 ; John H. b. Aug. 8, 1841, d. Sept. 22, 1844, at Hart- 
ford, aged 3 years ; William Henry, b. at Hartford, Aug. 19, 1845, 
and d. at Boston, June 9, 1846 ; George Ashley, b. Feb. 12, 1848 ; 
baptized by W. S. Potts, D.D. at St. Louis, Missouri. 

The line of this family is, first, John Bigelow of VVatertown, Mass., 
d. 1703 ag'd 86 ; second, Jonathan, b. 1646, d. Jan. 10, 1710 ; third, 
Jonathan, son of Jonathan, b. 1672, d. July 10, 1749 ; fourth, Tim- 
othy, son of Jonathan, b. June 20, 1702, d. 1747 ; fifth, John, son 
of Timothy, b. Nov. 21, 1739, d. June 26, 1780; sixth, John, son 
of John, b. Dec. 6, 1775, d. Nov. 7, 1809; seventh, Richard, b. 
Aug, 22, 17 97, now living in New York. David and Edith Bige- 
low, of Colchester, had a son Azariah, b. March 28, 1740; John 
and Sarah Bigelow of Colchester, had a daughter Lydia, b. Sept. 
11, 1743. This name has been, and now is, spelled in various ways, 
upon the records and by different families of the same stock, viz ; 
John Bigolough, Samuel and John Barnard, and John Bush &c., 
took the oath of fidelity in Mass., in 1652 ; Bigillo Samuel of Water- 
town, Mass., free, 1690 ; Bigalo Samuel, free 1690, &c. This family 
has produced its full share of respectable men, and the name is now 
dispersed in all quarters of the Country, and are probably descended 
from John of Watertown. Three of this name have graduated ^.t 
Yale College, and eighteen by the name of Bigelo • , and si.x of the 
name of Biglovv, have graduated at Harvard College ; probably all 
descendants of John, Sen. 

BIGGS, WILLIAM, from Mass., settled at Wethersfield, Conn., 
as early as 1640, where he remained until about 1667, he removed 
to Middletown. March 23, 1667, he purchased a farm at Middletown, 
(for his son William, Jr.,) of John Wilcox. He was located near 
the Wethersfield town line, at Dividend Brook, so called, and adjoin, 
ing the Connecticut River; also other tracts of land, at Pistol Point, 
(the nooks) in Middletown opposite Churchill's landing. July 6, 
1608, he mortgaged this land to David Sage, in which he and his 
wife made tlieir marks, lo the deed. In 1671, William Biggs sold 
half of his land, thirty-two acres, at Pistol Point, lo Arthur Scovill, 
of Boston, (probably a friend of Biggs, and who settled near him.) 
Farmer names John Biggs of Boston, freeman 1634 ; Ipswich, 1635 ; 
member of the ar. co. 1641. John Biggs was a member of the first 
Boston church, in 1630 ; also William Biggs in Boston, 1642, and 
Walter Biggs of Taunton, Mass., 1656. The strong probability in 
this case, is, that the above named William, of Boston, had a son 
William, who came to Wethersfield, and for whom he purchased the 


land at Middletovvn, in 1667, for it appears that William, the son of 
William and Mary, was b. in 1666, for whom his father would not 
have purchased a farm, not only so, but he would not have mort- 
gaged the land or sold it to Scovill in 1671, when only five years 
old. The General Court, Oct. 12, 1676, " William Biggs by reason 
of his age, is dissmissed from paying rates for his person." The 
last William above must have been the aged father, of William Biggs 
the active farmer of Middletown, whose children are below; as four 
of the children were born after 1671, and he was married about 
1665. The William who was released from taxes on account of his 
age, was probably the William of Boston, in 1642, and the father of 
William who first settled at Wethersfield, who came to Wethersfield 
to reside with his son, and purchased for him lands in Middletown. 
William Biggs, gave his son William, Jr., four acres at Pistol 
Point, Jan. 16, 1671. 
^William Biggs and his wife Mary, had children, viz : 

1. William, b. 1666. 

2. Mary, b. 1667. 

3. Thomas, b. 1672. 

4. Elizabeth, b. 1673. 

5. Sarah, b. 1675. 

6. John, b. 1677. 

William Biggs d. Aug. 19, 1681. Estate, £139, Is. 6d. Inven- 
tory offered by his widow Mary, Sep. 1, 1681, (probably William, 
Jr.) The property distributed in 1684; one third to his widow ; 
£34 to his son William, and the other children £17 each, to the 
sons at twenty-one, and the daughters eighteen. 

BIGGS, WILLIAM, Jr., above son of William (2d,) settled in 
Middletown, on the homestead before 1700. Thomas Biggs settled 
at Wethersfield before 1700, and John Biggs at Dividend Brook 1726, 
on a part of his father's estate. John Biggs Jr., m. Mary Baker, of 
Wetiiersfield, May 8, 1735. It is probable William Biggs of Boston, 
d. at Middletown in his old age, in the family of his son, though his 
death is not recorded. This name is occasionally spelled Briggs on 
the Connecticut record. 

BIGG, RACHEL, aged 6 years, embarked for New England in 

the ship Elizabeth, William Stagg, Master, April 17 • Thomas 

Biggs, aged 13 ; Jo Briggs, aged 20, embarked for New England, 
in the Blessing, John Lester, Master. The name Bigg, has five 
coats of arms. Bigge one. Bigg* ode, and Biggs four. (I am 
"ndebted to Hon. Mr. Stearns for a part of the above record.) 

Bigg has 5 coats of arms. Bigge 1. Bigges 1. Bio-ajs 4. 

BILL, PHILIP, is the first of the name found in Conn., he was a 


member of the church at Ipswich, Mass., before he came to New 
London, he was at Groton or Ledyard, as early as 1670, and d. there 
July 8, 1689. His eldest children, Philip, Samuel, John, Elizabeth, 
and perhaps Margaret, were b. at Ipswich, the last d. at Groton, 
1689. His widow Hannah, m. Samuel Bucknall for her 2d husband. 
His son Philip m. Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Lester, and resi- 
ded in Groton, where he d. in 1739, over eighty years of age. 

PELEG, of Colchester, had a. daughter Jerusha, baptized July 
25, 1758, and Abiel, June 18, 1758. AMOS, of Colchester, had a 
daughter Jerusha, baptized Dec. 17, 1758, and Bethel, May 20, 1759. 
OLIVER, of Goshen Society, had a daughter Epapha, baptized Oct. 
30, 1768. SOLOMON, was of Wethersfield, and m. Sarah, and 
had a son John, b. at Wethersfield, March 28, 1769. This name 
came late into the Colony, first at New London, and the name is now 
found at Lyme in several respectable families. JAMES, Esq., was 
Deacon at East Hampton, in 1795. LODOWICK, Esq., is now 
well known in Conn., and his promising family of sons. OLIVER, 
of Lebanon, m. MarthaS kinner, of Bolton, Sept. 5, 1763. JONA- 
THAN, m. Elizabeth Dunham, March 3, 1756. JAMES, of Bos- 
ton, freeman Feb. 7, 1682-3. THOMAS, of Dorchester, freeman 
1671. JOSEPH, of Boston, free 1690. BILL, has five coats of 
arms. THOMAS BILLS, of Eastham, Mass., m. Anna Twining, 
Oct. 3, 1672 ; she d. Sept. 1, 1675 ; by whom he had children ; An- 
na, b. June 28, 1673; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 23, 1675. He m. for 2d 
wife, Joanna Twining, May 2, 1676, and had issue ; Nathaniel, b. 
June 25, 1677 ; Mercy, b. April 14, 1679 ; Mehitabel, b. March 26, 
1681; Thomas, b. March 22, 1684; Gurshom, b. June 5, 1686; 
Joanna, b. Dec. 2, 1688. (His. Gen. Reg.) ROBERT BILLS, 
aged 32, husbandman, embarked July 23, for New England, in the 
Pied Cowe, Ashley, Master. BILL, ROZZEL, and Rebecca, of 
Hampton, Conn. ; daughter Eunice, b. April, 1798 ; Rebecca, wife 
of Rozzel, and her children Elisha, Hannah, Amanda, Esther, Ru- 
fus, and Rozzel, Jr., all baptized Sept. 25, 1799. BILL, MARCE, 
embarked in the Planter for New England, in 1635. WILLIAM 
BILLS, of Barnstable, Mass., 1640. One of this name graduated 
at William's College, 1805 Bill has five coats of arms. 

BILLING, BILLINGS, RICHARD, was not as early a settler at 
Hartford as some others, he was not in the land division at Hartford, 
in 1639, but he had six acres ^f land in the division of the river in 
1640. He signed the contract with Gov. Webster and others, to re- 
move and settle Hadley, in 1659, which he performed and died at 
Hadley, Massachusetts. 


BILLINGS, WILLIAM, Rev., (supposed from Hadley, Mass.) 
He graduated at Yale College in 1720 ; he m. Bethia Otis, daughter 
of Joseph Otis, Esq., of Mass. He was ordained at Windham Vill- 
age, Canada Society, (now Hampton,) June 5, 1723, and the church 
was organized at the same time, which was then, and now is, the 
first church in Hampton ; it then had seventeen male members in- 
cluding Mr. Billings. He continued there until his death. The 
ministers present at his ordination with their messengers, (delegates,) 
were. Rev. Samuel Easterbrooks, of Canterbury ; Rev. Joseph Coit, 
of Plainfield; Rev. Eleazcr Williams, of Mansfield ; Rev. Sanmcl 
Whiting, of Windham ; Rev. Eliphalet Adams, of New London. 
Mr. Billings had children; William, b. March W, 1725-6; Be- 
thiah, b. Nov. 5, 1727; Hannah, b. Nov. 9. 1729; Patience, b. 
June 6, 1731 ; 2d Patience, b; April 8, 1733 ; {Ch. Rec. Hamp ) Mr. 
Billings d. May 20, 1733, and was interred at Hampton. He did 
not remove to New London ; his churcii records of baptisms, &c., 
are continued until his death, May 20, 1733, aged 35. (The above 
births differ some in the days of the months, on the same record.) 

BILLINGS, BETHIAH, widow of Rev. William, m. for her 2d 
husband, Rev. Samuel Moseley, July 4, 1734, the 2d minister of 
Canada Society in Windham, and had children by 2d marriage ; 
Hannah, Elizabeth, Samuel; Ebenezer, d. 1825, aged 84 ; Mary, 
Anna, and John; Bethiah the mother, d. May 29, 1750. (See 

Five of this name have graduated at Flarvard College, and 9 at 
Yale. Hon. Noycs Billings of New London, son of Hon. Codding- 
ton, graduated at Yale College in 1819, and has held many impor- 
tant offices in Conn. SAMUEL d. at Hadley, 1677 ; he m. Sarah 
Fellows 1661. RICHARD, of Hatfield, m. Hannah Marsh, in 
1703. Farmer notices JOHN of Portsmouth in 1640. Nathaniel 
of Concord, free 1641, d. Aug. 24, 1673, and left sons, Nathaniel 
and John ; Roger of Dorchester member of the church, 1640, free, 
1643 ; William, of Lancaster, 1654; Roger, of Dorchester, and his 
wife Mary, had a daughter Mary, b. 1643 ; John, Mass., 1658 ; Na- 
than, of Concord, free, 1673; Ebenezer, of Dorchester, free 1690. 
Samuel and Sarah his wife, (Sarah Foot,) of Hatfield, had a son 
Richard, b. April 17, 1672. John, b. Oct. 11, 1674. One of 
this name, graduated at Brown University; eight at Yale ; five at 
Harvard, and two at Williams College. 

Billing has four coats of arms. Billings (Bedfordshire) has one. 




William Billing of Stonington, received lands of Thomas Stafford, 
in 1677, which was laid out to said Stafford at Pachaug, in 1674. 
{Col. Rec. note, p. 138. 

BINGHAKt; this name is first found in Conn., at Saybrook ; 
soon after Thomas Bingham is at Norwich, and m. Mary Rudd, Dec. 
12, 1666, and had issue; Thomas, b. 1667; Abel, b. 1669; Mary, 
1672; Jonathan, 1674; Ann, 1677; Abigail, 1679; Nathaniel, b. 
1681; Deborah, b. 1683; Samuel, b. 1685; Joseph, b. 1688; Ste- 
phen, b. 1693. Thomas Bingham made free from Norwich by the 
General Court 1671. Miss Calkins says in her history of Norwich, 
page 98, Thomas Bingham 2d m Hannah, daughter of Lieut. Wil- 
liam Backus, and settled in Windham. Deacon Thomas, Sen., d. 
at Windham, June 16, 1730, aged 88. His wife Mary d. Aug. 1, 
1726, aged 78. 

BINGHAM, ABEL, son of Thomas of Windham, b. 1669, m. 
Elizabeth, and had a daughter Abigail, b. at Stratford, June 7, 1696 ; 
Mary, b. at Stratford, Dec. 17, 1697 ; John, b. at Stratford, Feb. 9, 
1700; Elizabeth, b. at Stratford, March 27, 1702; Abel, Jr., b. at 
Stratford, June 17, 1704 ; Ann, b. at Stratford, Sept. 13, 1706. He 
then returned to Windham, and had Jemima, b. at Windham, Oct. 

Note. The ministers settled at Hampton, their deaths and time of service as Pastors. 

Rev. Wm. Billings, ordained June 5, 1723; served 10 years, 11 months, 15 days. Died May 
20, 1733, aged 35. 

Rev. Samuel Mosely, ordained May 15, 1734; served 57 years, 2 months, 11 days. Died 
July 26, 179.. 

Rev. Ludovicus Weld, ordained Oct. 17, 1792 ; served 31 years, 4 months, 16 days. Died 
March 2, 1824. 

Rev. Daniel G. Sprague, installed May 26, 1824 ; served 14 years, 10 months, 21 days ; dis- 
missed April 17, 1839. 

Rev. Daniel Clark Frost, ordained Sept. 15, 1840; dismissed Oct 19, 1841. 

Rev. William Barnes, ordained Sept. 21, 1842; dismissed Sept. 21, 1847. 

Note. Deacons of the first society of Hampton. 

John Durkee and Thomas Marsh, chosen June 19, 1723. 

John Clarke and William Durkee, Aug. 17, 1737. 

Thomas Stedman, Oct 2, 1738. 

Ebenezer Griffin, March 1, 1744. 

Nathaniel Mosely, Jan. 9, 1761. 

Isaac Bennet, March 28, 1779. 

Ebenezer Mosely, .-ipril 16, 1788. 

Abijah Fuller and Thomas Williams, Dec. 20, 1815. 

Asahel Sim ins and Ransom Kingsbury, Sept. 25, 1824. 

Rufus Lummis, April 27, 1825, > and Thomas Smith. 

Henry Lummis, April 27, 1830, S brothers, 

Lester Burnet, 1838. 

Chauncey Bowers, April 10, 1839. 

James W. Sprague and Lyman Foster, Sept. 13, 1841. Mr. Sprague d. Sept. 22, 1841, and 
Robert Dorrance chosen Sept. 20, 1842. 


24, 1708 ; Jonathan, b. at Windham, Aug. 17, 1712, and David, b. 
at Windham, Sept. 12, 1714. 

BINGHAM, JONATHAN, son of Thomas of Windham, m. Ann 
Huntington Oct. 28, 1697. 

BINGHAM, NATHANIEL, son of Deac. Thomas, b. 1681, 
m. Sarah Lobdil, July 25, 1708, and had issue, born at Windham. 
Isaac, b. July 1, 1709; Mehitabel, b. Nov. 21, 1713; Jeremiah, 
b. Jan, 27, 1716. Deacon Nathaniel d. at Windham, Dec. 16, 1754, 
aged 73, and Sarah his widow d. June 28, 1763, aged 80. 

BINGHAM, SAMUEL, of Windham, b. 1685, son of Deacon 
Thomas and Mary, m. Faith Ripley, Jan. 5, 170S, and had issue ; 
Jerusha, b. Feb. 2, 1709;- Abisha, b. Jan. 29, 1710; Lemuel, b. 
Sept. 20, 1713; Anne, b. Nov , 1716 ; Mariah, b. Feb. 10, 1721, 
d. 1721. Faith his wife, d. Feb 11, 1721. He m. for his 2d wife 
Elizabeth Manning, Nov. 23, 1721, and had Elizabeth, b. Dec. 14, 
1722, d. Dec. 26, 1722 ; Samuel, Jr., b. Nov. 11, 1723 ; Thomas, 
b. Sept. 12, 1725, d. 1726 ; Thomas 2d, b. June 20, 1727 ; D<-bo. 
rah, b. May 4, 1729 ; Mary, b. Oct. 18, 1731. (Elizabeth, widowr 
of Samuel, d. March 27, 1780.) Jonathan, b. March 19, 1734; 
Abigail, b. July 18, 1736. Capt. Samuel d. March 1, 1760, aged 74. 

BINGHAM, JOSEPH, b. 1683, son of Ds.-icon Thomas, m. Abi- 
gail Scott, Dec. 14, 1710, and had issue, Lydia, b. Feb. 9, 1712; 
Gideon, b, July 3, 1714 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 2, 1716 : Elijah, b. June 
1, 1719; Joseph, Jr., b. Aug. 10, 1721. His wife Abigail d. March 
30, 1741, and he m. for his second wife Rachel Huntington, of Nor- 
wich, Nov. 30, 1742. Joseph, Sen., d. Sept. 4, 1765, aged 77. 

BINGHAM, STEPHEN, b. 1690, son of Deacon Thomas and 
Mary, m. Mary Kingsbury Dec. 11, 1712. His wife Mary d. Dec. 
6, 1714, and he m. for 2d wife Rebeckah Bishop, Nov. 30, 1715, 
and had issue, Elizur, b. July 13, 1716; Rebeckah, b. Nov. 28, 

1720. ( Windham Record.) 

BINGHAM, ABEL, son of Abel, m. Abigail Moultan, March 1, 
1726, (of Windham,) issue, Abigail b. Jan. 15, 1727; Elizabeth, b. 
March 27, 1729; Sybal, b. Sept. 20, 1730; Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 

There was a Thomas Bingham of Windham, m. Sarah Hunting- 
ton, April 23, 1724. 

BINGHAM, JOHN, of Windham, m. Mary Moultan Dec. 6, 

1721, and had issue, Mary b. Aug. 28, 1723, d. 1729; Ithamer, b. 
Sept. 7, 1724 ; second Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1726 ; Lucy, b, Nov. 23 
1728; Josiah, b. May 25, 1731 ; Jerusha, b. Aug. 22, 1733 ; Ithamer 
settled at Ellington, was a Deacon, and d. at I'Mlington April 26 


1791 ; Ithamer, Jr. also d. there 1787. Mrs. Sarah d. there 1805. 

BINGHAM, .JONATHAN, son of Abel, m. Mary Abbe, May 9, 
17:{4, and had Jonathan, b. Feb 20, 173.5. Mary his wife d. March 
4, 1735, and he m. widow Sarah Vinten Jan. 7, 1736, Malatiah 
Vinten was her first husband and he had a daughter Sarah, b. Dec. 
8, 1733. Jonathan and Sarah had issue, Malatiah, b. May 2, 1738 ; 
Elisha, b. July 13, 1740 ; Phebe, b. Ap'l 26, 1742 ; Naomia, b. May 
13, 1744. Jonathan, the father, d. Feb. 16, 1800, aged 87 years. 

BINGHAM, GIDEON, (son of Joseph and Abigail,) b. July 3, 
1714, m. Mary Carey, June 13, 1734, and had issue, Gideon, Jr., b. 
Dec. 2, 1735; William, b. Marcii 6, 1738; Eliphalet, b. May 4, 
1740; Thomas, b. July 3, 1742 ; Elias, b. May. 14, 1744, d. April 
20, 1745; James, b. June 1, 1749, d. 1753; Anna, b. 1751, d. 
1752 ; 2d Anna, b. April 1, 1753 ; John, b. Nov. 26, 1755 ; two 
sons b. Dec. 3, 1758, both d. Dec. 6, 1758. Mary the mother died 
Dec. 22, 17.58. 

BINGHAM, ABEL, Jr., m. Abigail and had issue, Hannah, b. 
Dec. 27, 1734 ; Jerusha. b. April 24, 1737 ; Delight, b. Aug. 4, 
1739; Abel, b. May 24, 1741 ; Josiah, b. Sept. 22, 1743, d. 1746; 

Elizabeth, b. and d. April 23, 1747; Abigail, b. d. 1747. Ab- 

igail, wife of Abel, d. Sept. 17, 17-50. Abel m. Betty Phelps for 2d 
wife Oct. 13, 1752. Betty d. Nov. 8, 1771 or '90. 

BINGHAM, ELIJAH, b. 1719, (son of Joseph and Abigail,) m. 
Theody Crane, March 2, 1739, and had issue, Elijah, Jr., b. Nov. 
24, 1739; Silas, b. D>c. 3, 1742; Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1746. The- 
ody, his wife, d. April 6, 1751, and Deacon Elijah m. Sarah Jack- 
son for 2d wife July 19, 1753, and had issue, Roswell, b. April 27, 
1754, d. Nov. 6, 1754. Talitha, (a daughter,) b. June 24, 1755 ; 
Eunice, b. June 18, 1756; James, b. Aug. 23, 1758; Nathan b. 
Jan. 4, 1760. d. 1760; Calvin, b. July 30, 1"62; Harrison, b. 

Nov. 17, 1763; Vine, b. May 27,1765; Lucy, 26,1767; 

Daniel b. April 10, 1769; Truman or Freeman, b. Feb. 17, 1771. 

BINGHAM, LEMUEL, (son of Samuel and Faith,) m. Hannah 
Perkins, April 28, 1737, and had issue, Hannah, b. April 26, 1738 ; 
Zeruiah, b. March 5, 1740; Lucy, b, Septf 14, 1742. d. Feb. 7, 
1777; Jedadiah. b March 3, 1748 ; Anna, b. Sept. 12, 1750; Elias, 
b. Sept. 28, 1753; Jerusha, b. July 3, 1756. Lemuel the father, 
d.'Nov. 3, 1788, and his widow Hannah, d. Oct. 21, 1793. 

BINGHAM, JEREMIAH, b. 1716, (son of Nathaniel and Sa- 
rah,) m. Mary Filly or Tilly, Sept. 25, 1740, and had issue, Sarah 
b. June 29, 1741; Mary, Lydia, Jeremiah, b. Aug. 24, 1748; 
Uriah, b. Nov. 10, 1751, and Huldah, b. March 27, 1757; Mary 


his wife, d. Aug, 9, 1768; Jeremiah the father, d. Sept. 4, 1784, 
aged 68 years. 

BINGHAM, JOSEPH, b. 1721, (son of Joseph and Abigail,) m. 
Sarah VVhelock Dec. 21, 1742, and had issue, Jerusha, b. Oct. 15, 
1743; Tryphena, Sarah d. ; Cliester, b. Sept. 7, 1748; Ozias, b. 
June 12, 1750; Ralph, b. Oct. 12, 1755; Salome and Belinda. 

There was a John Bingham at Norwich, 1736, where he had three 
rattlesnake.^' tails to obtain his reward. Four persons of this name 
had graduated at Yale College in 1850. Coats of arms — Bingham, 
(Earl of Lucan,) had one. Bingham, (Lord Clanmorris,) one; 
Bingiiam, (Hertfordshire,) one. Bingham, (Kent,) one, and five 
others. Bingham, Rev. Silas, b. in Hebron, Conn., June 27, 1765, 
graduated at Yale College 1790; settled in Addison County, V. T., 
June 22, 1804, and remained there about 4 years. Samuel Bingham 
of Windham received a deed of land from Thomas Bingham of 
Windham in 1716. Joseph of Windham, deeded to his brother Sam- 
uel of Windham 1717. Thomas Bingham of Norwich charged the 
town Dec. 30, 1718, j£l, Os, Sd, for bounty on snakes' tails and for 

This family has been connected by marriage with several of the 
best families of Conn., and have produced several excellent men. 
Four have graduated at Williams College ; four at Yale. 

original settler and proprietor in Hartford, in 1039, and had twenty- 
six acres of land, in the land division in Hartford, in 1639 ; (by the 
name of Bii'chwood.) Porter says, his lot was in what is now called 
Trumbull street ; he remained a few years at Hartford, and removed 
to Saybrook, which town he represented at the General Court, in 
165D and 1651. He was Juror at Hirtford, in 1339. He was 
probably the same Thomas Bircher, made a freeman in Mass., in 
1637. His daughter Sarah, m. Bartholomew Barnard, of Hartford, 
in 1647. In 1651, when Mr. Birchard and John Clark were repre- 
sentatives at the General Court, there was a debate upon the neg- 
lect of the town of Saybrook, to pay their proportion of taxes assessed 
against them. Birchard, Thomas, and John Clark, of " Seabrooke," 
in May, 1651, were appointed by the General Court, to go to Pequett, 
and view the 500 acres there, given to five of Capt. Mason's " sould- 
gers" at the Pequett war, which had been taken up by Pequett, 
which they desired might be recompensed (by land) at Niantecutt ; 
and lay out so much land to said "souldgers," as should be fully 
equivalent to the 500 acres at Pequett. The Court granted and fixed 


bounds of Pequett, to go to Bride Brooke, provided it should not come 
within the bounds of Seabrooke, &c. Thomas Bichard elected Depu- 
ty to the General Court, May 16, 1650, but was absent, Birchard, 
(spelt Birchwood,) was located at Hartford, in the west part of the 
village in 1640, on a lot bounded east on the road from Seth Grant's 
to Centinel Hill, south on John Clark, and north on Ozias Goodwin. 
John, who afterwards settled at Norwich, and became a proprietor 
and clerk, selectman, constable and commissioner there — perhaps 
was the same to whom the General Court sent a warrant to enforce 
payment of the Charter tax against Mystic. His sons, as stated by 
Miss Caulkins, were Samuel, b. 1663 ; James, b. 1665 ; Thomas, b. 
1669; John, b. 1671 ; Joseph, b. 1673; and Daniel, b. 1680. 

BIRCHARD, SAMUEL, had a daughter Abigail, b. at Hartford, 
July 24, 1704. 

BIRCHARD, Mr. JOHN, of Norwich, as late as 1676, was ap- 
pointed Commissioner, by the name of " Mr. John Birchwood." 
(Col. Rec.) 

BIRCHARD, or BIRCHWOOD, JOHN, was the first school mas- 
ter at Norwich. He was probably a town clerk at Norwich, as Miss 
Caulkins says, (p. 65.) that "some of the earlier records are in the 
hand writing of John Birchard, and Capt. James Fitch." He was 
one of the two first Commissioners of the peace in Norwich, perhaps 
a son of Birchard, a Juror at Hartford, in 1639. 

The first Thomas Birchwood was probably the same Thomas 
Brehwood, who was an original proprietor at Hartford, in 1639, and 
ror the same year. He went to Saybrook, soon after which, the 
name of Thomas Birchard appears there. 

BARTCHERD, THOMAS, (perhaps Birchard,) embarked for 
Virginia, in the ship Merchant's Hope, Hugh Weston, master, after 
the usual examination at Gravesend by the minister. 

BIRCHARD, SAMUEL, was gaoler at Hartford ; his daughter 
Abigail b. at Hartford, July 24, 1704. Birchwood had a daughter 
Sarah who m. Bartholomew Barnard, Oct., 1647, at Hartford. 

BIRCHER, EDWARD, is mentioned in the will of the first Dr. 
Samuel Fuller of Plymouth, and gives his son Samuel " land at Straw- 
bury-hill, given Dr. Fuller, by Edward Bircher if Mr. Roger Wil- 
liams refuse to accept it as he has formerly done." Perhaps Thom- 
as Birchwood, first at Hartford, was the same Thomas Bircher made 
free in Mass., in May, 1637. One Birchard and one Birchett grad- 
uated at Harvard College; two at Yale College before 1851. 

BIRCHARD, JOSEPH; the town of Norwalk, in 1709, voted to 
give to said Birchard and others, liberty to dam a creek in Norwalk^ 


and the stream that runs into the creek, if Birchard &c., should erect 
a grist-mill at the dam within one year, and finish said mill within 
three years, &c. Burchall one, and Burchar one coat of arms. 

THOMAS BURCHARD, aged 40, laborer; MARY BURCH- 
ARD, aged 38; ELIZABETH, 13; MARIE, 12; SARA, 9, SU- 
SAN, 8 ; JO, 7, and ANN BURCHARD, 18 months old, embarked 
for New England in the Truelove, Jo Gibbs, master. 

BIRCH, BURCH, DANIEL, and his wife Anna, of N. Stratford, 
had a son David, b. May, 1767; Ruth, b. March, 1771; Silas, b. 
March 12, 1775, lived at Quaker Hill. An Englishman of this name 
now resides in Hartford. 

Byrch, three coats of arms, Byrche, has three coats of arms. 
Birch, has six coats of arms. Burche, has two coats of arms. 

This name yet continues in Fairfield County. Two by this name 
have graduated at Yale College. 

BIRD, THOMAS, was appointed baylifFat Dorchester, Mass., in 
1654. He died, (sen.,) aged 54 years, in 16G7. 

BIRD, THOMAS, located in Wethersfield Lane, in Hartford, as 
early as 1645 ; he was not an original proprietor in Hartford. Jo- 
seph Bird removed to Farmington ; he was made free in 1657. 
James Bird was made freeman the same year. Thomas, Sen., ap- 
pears to have resided at Windsor and Hartford ; he died at Hartford, 
in 1653 ; wife Mary ; children, Joseph. His widow Mary d. in her 
old age, Jan. 22, 1729-30 ; Joseph, son of Thomas, d. 1G95 ; James, 
son of Thomas, m. Lydia Steel, March 31, 1657 ; Hannah, daughter 
of Thomas, had two husbands ; 1st Edmand Sci tt, and 2d Mr. North. 

BIRD, JOSEPH, son of Thomas, was the first of the name that 
settled at Farmington. He had children viz. 

Thomas, d. 1701, unmarried ; he noticed Samuel, son of his broth- 
er Samuel, William Smith, son of his sister Mary, and Ebenezer 
her son, Joseph, son of Joseph, and the remainder of his estate, two- 
thirds to his mother, and one-third to his sister Mindwell Burd. 
James, d. 1728. Mary, m. Jonathan Smith. Elizabeth. Samuel, 
m. Esther Woodruif, 1695; he d. 1699, she d. 1742. Nathaniel, 
m. Sarah Woodford ; he d. in 1703-4, she d. 1750. Estate, ^139, 
145. i\Iindwell b. in 1681, d. unmarried. 

BIRD, JAMES, son of Thomas, Sen., settled at Farmington ; he 
m. Lydia Steel, had issue viz. ; James, Jr., d. in 1708 ; Hannah, m. 
Nathaniel Morgan, of Springfield ; Rebecca, rn. Samuel Lamb; Me- 
hitabel, b. 1682, m. Simon Newell, May 22, 1710; Elizabeth, b. 
1684, m. Ebenezer Alfard, or Alvord ; Thomas, m. Mary Woodford ; 


she d. Nov. 9, 1725, and he m. for 2d wife, widow Surah Smith ; 
she d. in 1737, and he d. 1725; Lydia, m. Peletiah Morgan, of 

BIRD, JOSEPH, Jr., m. Mary Steel, and settled ct Northington, 
they had issue ; Samuel, who m. Eunice Wadsworth, Feb. 13, 
1729-30. Ruth, m. John Patterson, Jan. 28, 1730-1. Mary, Dec. 
, 1722, m. Joseph Hart. 

BIRD, SAMQHL, son of Joseph, Sen., m. Esther Woodford, and 
had issue: Esther, b. Feb. 28, 1696-7; Samuel, Jr., b. 1699, only 
two children ; the father d. 1699. Estate, JG113, Is. (\d. 

THOMAS, son of Jamos, m. Mary Woodford ; in 1690 he settled at 
Northington, and had issue: Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1691, d. 1693; John, 
b. Aug. 15, 1695, he settled at Litchfield ; Joseph, b, Dec. 24, 1696, 
had two wives, Dorcas Norton, and widow Sarah Eldridge; Jona- 
than, b. Dec. 28, 1699, d. 1748, m. Hannah Thompson in 1732; 
Mary, b. 1702, m. Thomas Hart, April 30, 1725 ; Rebeckah, b. Jan- 
14,1703-4 ; Lydia, b. 1707, d. single in 1759. 

JONATHAN, son of Tho's of Northington. removed and settled at 
Kensington ; he m. Hannah Thompson and had issue viz. : Thomas, 
b. April 5, 1733, d. in 1734; Zeruiah, b. March 30, 1734, m. Wha. 
pies; Abijah, b. June 21, 1733, d. in '38; Mehitabel, b. July 15, 
1738, m. Thomas Hart, 1758; Hannah, b. Jan. 5, 1740-1, m. Ne- 
hemiah Clark, 1764 ; Lydia, b. May 24, 1744, m. Jeremiah Tryon, 
1766 ; Jonathan, Jr., b. March 6, 1746-7; he graduated at Y. C. 1768, 
and was a pliysician and preacher for several years, he d. in lisl3. 

SAMUEL son of Samuel, Jr., m. Rlioda Hawley, in 1770 ; he set- 
tled at Avon, where he had a daughter b. in 1770, and d. same year. 
Ira Wadsworth Bird, b. 1772 ; Samuel, O., b. 1774 ; Rhoda, b. 1776 ; 
Mary, m. Jesse Judd, (doubted,) James, son of Joseph, of Thomas 
m Abigail Gridley. 
*Bird, Rev. Samuel, installed at White Haven, 1751, (in N. H.) 

Bird, Capt. John, Deputy of Milford, Oct., 1677. 

Dr. Seth Bird, formerly of Litchfield, was b. at Bethlem, in 1733. 
He was a man of superior talents, and skillful in his profession, and 
had a large practice in Litchfield County. He had two unfortunate 
propensities, which injured i)is practice and his character. He d. 

Note. Thomas Bird of Dorchester, d. Jan 1607, aged 64; his widow Ann d. Aug. 2, 1673. 
Thomas of Hartford d. 1653, aged about 50, and had daughters m. at his decease. " Hannah 
had two huslmnds." Hartford records say tlie ex'rs paid "To Hannah Scutt X-" and to " good- 
wife North £14 13s. id." — so it appears tliere were two daughters. 
*Rev. Samuel Bird was b. at Dorchester, Mass., he entered Cambridge University, aged about 

16 years — in. .Mabel daughter of Hon. Jenner of Charlestown, for 2d wife. 2d daughter of 

Joim Prout.Esq.ofNew Haven, Conn., and had 12 cliildren ; he was settled as pastor of the church 
at Dunstable. Mass., in 1747, and installed at N. Haven, Con., about 1751, and dismissed Jan., 1768. 

Bird of White Haven, was Samuel Bird of Dorchester, installed at New Haven. 


at Litchfield in 1805, aged 72 years. Uis son John, graduated at 
Yale College, 1783. He became an eminent lawyer ; he firstly 
opened his law office in his native town, (Litchfield,) but i-en)oved 
to Troy, N. Y., about 1794 ; his brilliant talents soon recommended 
him to his new acquaintances in his adopted State, and he was elect- 
ed a member of the Legislature, and afterwards a member of Con- 
gress, in both of which positions, he distinguished himself by his su- 
perior powers of mind. He d. at the age of 38, in 1806. He mar- 
ried Eunice daughter of Joshua Porter, Esq. ; 2d, Sally Buel of 
Litchfield, an elegant and accomplished woman, who too often smart- 
ed under his reproofs. He has one son by his first wife. 

Gen. David Bird, g'd son of John resided at Bethlem, Conn., was a 
leading man In the town, and d. there when about 80 years of age, 
in 1849. 

John and Joseph Bird, from Farrnington, removed to Litchfield, in 
the first settlement of the town, in 1721. Joseph Bird and Ebenez- 
cr Marsh, were the first Representatives from Litchfield to the Leg- 
islature, in May, 1740. He was also Deputy, in Oct., 1743; May 
and Oct., 1744 ; May and Oct., 1745 ; and May and Oct., 1746 ; 
and May, 1749. He was Justice of the Quorum, at Litchfield, in 
1753, to 1754. John Bird represented Litchfield in the Legislature, 
in Oct., 1740, and three other sessions before 1750. John Bird vvas 
Town Clerk at Litchfield, from 1733 to 1738 ; and were both among 
the best early settlers. Joseph Bird removed to Salisbury, where 
he became one of the first Deacons of the church. He was the 
great grand-father of Rev. Isaac Bird ; who was son of Isaac Bird, 
and grand-son of James, of Salisbury. Joseph's great grand son 
Rev. Isaac Bird, n-jw of Hartford, Conn., was b. at Salisbury, 
June 19, 1793 ; graduated, Yale College, in 1816, read Theology at 
Andover, in 1817 ; afterwards attended two courses of medical lec- 
tures at Boston and New Haven. He m. Ann, daughter of Capt. 
William Parker, of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, Nov. 18, 1822, and 
Went to Syria the same year, as a missionary. His missionary ser- 
vice was chiefly at Bt'vroot fourteen years, during which time he 
visited Mt. Lebanon, Jerusalem, Malta, and Smyrna, Tripoli and 
Tunis, in which places he continued about fourteen years. While 
there he became acquainted with the Italian, Arabic, Syriac, and 
French languages, particularly with the two first. He returned to 
America in 1836, and became agpnt for the American Board, for 
about two years. He wae instructor of Theology at the Gilmanton 
Seminary, and was instructor in Sacred Literature, and chosen pro- 
fessor of this department. July 9, 1844. Mr. Bird is now teaching a 


select school at Hartford, Conn. ; his wife Ann Parker, b. in East 
Bradford, Muss., in 1799; had children. William, b. at Malta, Medi- 
terranean, 1823; graduated Dartm'th College, 1844; Emily Ann, 
at Bey root, Syria, 1825; m. Rev. H. J. Van Lennep, of the mission 
at Constantinople, 1850 ; James, b. at Beyroot, Syria, 1826, grad- 
uated at Yale College 1848 ; Martha Jane, b. at Malta, Mediterra- 
nean ; Henry P. first, b. Beyroot, in Syria, d. ; Henry P. second, 
b. Beyroot, in Syria, d. 1833 ; Mary E.. b. Beyroot ; Caroline, b. 
at Smyrna, Asia Minor; Ellen, b. at Gorham, Me., U. S., d. ; 
George B. W., b. at Gilmanton, New Hampshire, d. 

Farmer notes John Bird of Mass., freeman 1645. Jathnell re- 
ceived a grant of land in Ipswich, 1641. Simon, Braintree, freeman 
1344, a proprietor of Billerica, where he d. July 7, 1667. Thom- 
as, Scituate, 1639, and Thomas, Dorchester, 1642. Joseph Bird 
went from Litchfield to Salisbury, and the Birds of Litchfield from 

BIRD, THOMAS, and Anne had a son Thomas, b. at Dorchester, 
Mass., 1640; John, b. 1641. 

BIRD, LYMAN, free, Mass., 1644; John, 1645. 

BIRD, ENSIGN, JAMES, d. at Dorchester, Mass , Sept. 1, 1723, 
aged about 77 years. His wife Miriam, d. there the same year. 
This name yet is found in Dorchester, probably distant relatives of 
Thomas Bird who came to Hartford from Dorchester, Mass. Eliz- 
abeth, wife of Mr. John Bird, d. at Dorchester, Oct. 20, 1724, aged 
77 years. 

Aaron and Mary Bird, had a daughter Mary, aged 11, d. at Dor- 
chester, Dec. y' 16, 1715. James and Miriam Bird had a son 
George, d. there, aged 20 years and six months, July y" 23, 1716. 

BIRD, JAMES, and Ann of Dorchester, Mass., daughter Eunice, 
d. there Aug., 1709, aged 29 years. Thomas Bird, d. there Jan. 30, 
1709-10, aged about 69 years. Joseph d. Feb. 28, 1711-12, aged 
about 44 years. (Harris.) 

BIRD, THOMAS, of Dorchester, and James, free 1690. 

In the year 1715, Hartford and Windsor appointed a committee to explore the "Western 
lands." The ohject was to explore Bantam, and purchase the Indian rights. John Marsh of 
Hartford, was one of thi-i committee, and risked his hfe through the wilderness, from Farming- 
ton to Litchfield, for which he charged the town of Flartford £2. The Indian deed of Bantam, 
executed at Woodbury, is dated, March 2, 1715. O.S. ; which for the sum of £.5, paid in mon- 
ey, they granted Bantam to Col. William Whiting. Mr. John Marsh, and Mr. Thomas Peymour> 
the cornmillee for Ilarlford, to Mr John Eliot, Mr. Daniel Griswold. and Mr. Samuel Rockwell, 
a committee for Windsor, in behalf of the two towns, with a particular description of this large 
tract of country. Two of this name have graduated at Brown University, two at Harvard, and 
seven at Yale College. 


BIRD, JOHN, of Dorchester, freeman 1673. This is an old 
name at Weymouth. 

BIRD, Rev. SAMUEL, was installed Oct. 13, 1751, at White 
Haven, Conn. 

Thomas Burd, embarked in the ship Alice, from England for Vir- 
ginia, Richard Orchard, master, in July, 1635. 

Bird, has eight coats of arms. Burd or Byrde, has one coat of 
arms. Byrde, five. Byrd, has one coat of arms. 

BIRDSEYE, JOHN, came first into the New Haven Colony, and 
settled at Milford, where he was a free planter in Nov. 29, 1639. He 
was dismissed from the church at Milford, March 19, 1649, and re- 
moved with his wife Philipi, and family to Stratford. His half di- 
vision of land in Milford, was granted to him June 22, 1648, located 
next to Thomas Baker, at the north end of the plain, " going to the 
new meadow." He purchased of Timothy Baldwin, a home lot of 
five acres, and woods in 1647. Richard Bryan, purchased of John 
Birdseye, Dec. 12, 1649, his house, housing, home lot, his second 
division of land, his 1st Meadow, in the great meadow, with all 
appurtenances thereto, in Milford. He was a leading man at Mil- 
ford and Stratford. He d. soon after he removed to Stratford, and 
left a family, a son John, and daughter Joanna, and perhaps others. 
John his son was selectman in Stratford, in 1669. His daughter Jo- 
anna, m. Timothy Wilcockson, son of William, of Stratford. 

BIRDSEYE, ABEL, and his wife Phebe, of North Stratford, had 
a son Ebenezer, b. and baptized, Jan. 25, 1749; James, b. and bap- 
tized July 14, 1751 ; Eunice, b. Sep , 1753, djc. ; descendants of 
John, of Milford and Stratford. Hon. Mr. Birdseye, late^ member 
of Congress, from the State of New York, is also a descendant of 
John and Philipi. Rev. NATHAN BIRDSEYE, graduated at 
Yale College, in 1736; (grand-son of John,) he preached first at 
Stratford, and was settled at West Haven, Oct., 1742, and dismissed 
in 1758. 

Dr. S. Peters, in speaking of John Birdseye, Esq., of Stratford, 
Conn., remarks of him in these words, viz., " being a Puritan in Eng- 
land, in 1636, resided at Reading in Berkshire ; he emigrated to 
New Haven with his two sons. One settled at Middletown on Con- 
necticut river, the other at Stratford." 

BIRDSEYE, JOHN, Jr., of Stratford, was nominated for a free- 
man in Oct., 1668. John Birdseye, Sen., is in the list of freemen in 
Stratford, 1669. 

Three of this name have graduated at Yale College, one at Wil- 
liams College, and one Birdsall, at Williams College. 


BIRGE, RICFIARD, was one of the early settlers and pioneers 
from Mass., to Windsor; he came from Dorchester, Mass., with Mr. 
Warham, a member of his church. He had a home lot in Windsor, 
Feb. 6, 1G40. He also had sixteen acres " beyond the 2d Pine plain, 
west side of Mill brook, and eight acres south of Mill brook ; eight 
and one-fourth acres on the side of Pine Hill," and many other lots 
of land on both sides of the river, most of which is afterwards found 
in possession of his son Daniel Birge; deeds dated before 1646. 
Richard purchased land in Windsor of Nathan Gillet, in 1644, and 
assigned it to Daniel Birge, he also purchased land of James Enno, 
of Windsor, in 1647. Richard, Sen., was Juror in 1649. He was 
a large landholder and farmer.' This name is spelled on the records, 
Burge, Birdge, Birydge and Birge. Richard Birge, m. Elizabeth 
Gaylord, daughter of Hon. William, Oct. 5, 1641, and had issue ; 
John, b. 1642, d. 1643; Daniel, b. Nov. 24, 1644; Elizabeth, b. Ju- 
ly 28, 1646, d. soon ; Jeremy, b. May 6, 1648 ; John, b. Jan. 14, 
1649; Joseph, b. Nov. 2, 1651, d. July, 1705; Richard, d. Dec, 
1651 ; Elizabeth, his widow, m. for her second husband, Thomas 
Hoskins, of Windsor. Jeremy after the death of his father Richard, 
viz., Dec. 19, 1663, contracted with his fother-in-law Thomas Hos- 
kins, to scr\e him until he became 21 years old, but he d. at the 
age of 20 years and six months, and if Jeremiah d. before he was of 
age, his brother John was to serve out the time of Jeremy, which 
John performed and had the benefit of the land under the contract. 

BIRGE, DANIEL, son of Richard, was propounded for a free- 
man. May, 1670. He m. Debra Holcom, Nov. 5, 1668, and had 
issue: Elizabeth, b. April 25, 1670; Debra, b. Nov. 26, 1671 ; 2d 
Elizabeth' b. Feb. 3, 1674; Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1677 ; (she m. before 
her father d.) Daniel, b. Sept. 6, 1680; Abigail, b. 1684 ; John, b. 
1690; Cornelius, b. July 30, 1694, and d. 1697; Esther, b. 1697; 
Daniel, the father d. Jan. 26, 1697-8, and left a widow. 

BIRGE, JOHN, son of Richard, b. 1649, m. Hannah Watson or 
Matson, March 28, 1678 ; issue; John, Jr., b. Feb. 4, 1679-80 ; Han- 
nah, b. June 17, 1682 ; Jeremiah, b. Sept. 22, 1686 ; Mary, b. Sept. 
9, 1688; John, the father, d. Dec. 2, 1697. 

BIRGE, JOSEPH, b. Nov. 2, 1651, son of Richard, Sen., m. 

BIRGE, JOSEPH, of Windsor, was one of the early settlers at 
Litchfield about 1722, probably son of the above Joseph Birge. 

BIRGE, DANIEL, from Windsor to Hebron, about 1709; he 
held offices in Hebron, 1710; wife Rebecca Tarbox, March, 1721 ; 


had issue b. at Hebron ; Rebeckah, b. Dec. 10, 1722; Daniel, Jr., 
of Hebron, b. Dec. 13, 1723, m. Elizabeth Knox, Oct. 17, 1743; 
2d Rebeckah, b. Nov. 14, 1725, m. Burroughs; Coziah, (a daugh- 
ter.) b. Feb. 16, 1729; Deborah, b. April y' 29, 1732, m. Holdridge; 
Lidde, b. July y' 2, 1734, m. Root; Jonathan, b. Aug. 14, 1736, m. 
Rachel Strong of Colchester, Feb. 23, 1758; Daniel the father, d. 
at Hebron, Oct. 26, 1737 ; Rebeckah, his wife d. In a deed from 
Nathan Hurlbert, in 1708, Daniel is described as from Windsor, 
and was a lister at Hebron 1714. 

BIRGE,JONATHA^^, son of Daniel, Sen., and Rebeckah of He- 
bron, m. Rachel Strong of Colchester, Feb. 23, 1758, and had issue ; 
Ezokiel, b. Aug. 11, 175S, (at Lebanon,) m. Jerusha Gott of Hebron, 
Oct. 17, 1779 ; Hozea, a Revolutionary pensioner, b. Feb. 12, 1760, 
d. Aug. 16, 1843, in Chatham, New York, and left children there; 
Olive, b. Feb. 22, 1762; Content, b. March 23, 1764; Elijah, b. 
May 14, 1765, m. Azubah, and had Mary, Ann and Lyman; Ra- 
chel, b. July 24, 1767; Debra, b. June 18, 1769; Anna, b. Feb. 10, 
1771; Roswell, b. April 8, 1777, m. Sarah White, daughter of 
Adonijah, in 1800 ; Mary, b. Sep. 13, 1773, m. Joel Svvetland of He- 
bron. He died. She m. Loomis, and removed to tlie state of New 
York; Jonathan, Jr., b. Oct. 3, 1775, d. March II, 1778. 

BIRGE, ROSWELL, son of Jonathan and Rachel Strong, had 
issue, *Hon. Alonzo White Birge, an only child, b. Nov. 26, 1801 ; 
Roswell d. in 1812; his widow m. Zenas Loomis, of Coventry, in 
1817, and d. Jan. 25, 1834, without issue by the 2d marriage. Hon. 
Alonzo W., only child of Roswell of Hebron, m. Dec, 1826, Mrs. 
Eliza Ensworth, the widow of Maj. John Ensworth, her maiden 
name Kennedy, daughter of Maj. John Kennedy of East Hartford ; 
she had two children, Jane Eliza, and John W. Ensworth, but had 
no issue by her 2d marriage; she d. Dec. 4, 1843, and he m. Hetty 
Belden of Hartford, daughter of Thomas Belden deceased, for his 2d 
wife, Oct. 23, 1849. 

BIRGE, ELIJAH, son of Jonathan and Rachel, m. Azubah, and 
had issue; Mary, Ann and Lyman, perhaps others. 

* Hon. Alonzo White Birge, who?e name is found in the list of this family, was born at He- 
bron, in 1801 ; and whose likeness accompanies this number, is strictly entitled to all his merit, 
being self-made, by a constant life of industry. He has been honored by his fellow-citizens, with 
several highly responsible places of trust. He was a member of the lower house of the Legis- 
lature, from Coventry, in- 1333 — State Senator 1837 — Elector of President and Vice-Pres- 
ident of the U. S., in 1840 — Judge of Probate at Hebron, in 1842 and '3, &,c. — Treasurer of the 
State of Conn., in 1847 ; and though yet a young man, is able to retire upon his own resources, 
(and ijot by a niggardly parsimony;) his heart and hands are ever open to aid the needy, 



BIRGE, DELIA, daughter of David, m. Joseph Weeks of Hart- 
ford, and d. aged 27 ; left children Joseph and George. 

BIRGE, DANIEL, Jr., son of Daniel and Rebeckah of Hebron, 
b. 1723, m. Elizabeth Knox, Oct. 17, 1743 ; issue, Elizabeth, b. Jan. 
10, 1744; Mary, b. March 20, 1747; Elenor, b. Jan. 14, 1749; 
Daniel, b. Jan. 20, 1751 ; Jerusha Birge, b. Dec. 10, 1753; John, 
b. Jan. 9, 1755; Jonathan, b. June 21, 1756; Lydia, b. July 20, 
1759; Anni.s b. June 5, 1765; Dennis, b. May 7, 1769, d. 1769. 

BIRGE, CORNELIUS, son of Daniel, Sen., b. 1694, m. Sarah 
Loomis, Feb. 8, 1721 ; she was b. 1094, and d. 1776. Issue, Sarah, 
b. 1722, m. Swetland; Isaac, b. July 26, 1725, d. 1761 ; Jonathan, 
b. 1734, d. 1776; Hannah, b. 1727, m. Grant; Abigail, b. Feb. 15, 
\ 1731. (perhaps Esther,) m. James Spencer 1751, The father d. 
June 23, 1763; Isaac d. 1763, and gave his estate to his brother 
Jonathan. Wife Sarah d. Oct. 2, 1776. 

BIRGE, JEREMIAH, son of John and Hannah, m. Mary Gris- 
wold, of Windsor in 1718; issue, Jeremiah, b. Dec. 23, 1719; Mary, 
b. Aug. 23, 1721; John, b. Aug. 25, 1723; Ann, b. Oct. 28, 1726; 
Peletiah, b. Sept. 8, 1728 ; Hannah, b. March 18, 1730 ; Mindwell, 
b. March 24, 1732; Lucia, Sept. 23, 1736; the father d. 1775. 

BIRGE, PELETIAH, b. 1728, son of Jeremiah, m. Mary Grant 
and had issue, Daniel, b. July 14, 1768, d. Sept. 13, 1803; David 
Birge, b. Sept. 30, 1770, d. Aug. 27, 1847 ; Eli, b. Oct. 18, 1772, 
lives in Suffield ; Rhoda, b. Sept. 8. 1774, lives at Windsor Locks 
single ; Seth, b. June 17, 1776, d. Oct. 16, 1777 ; Achsah, b. March 
23, 1778, lives at Windsor Locks single ; 2d Seth, b. Feb. 26, 1780, 
lives at New Hartford, New York; Asa, b. Jan. 29, 1782, lives at 
Windsor unmarried ; Horace, b. Aug. 30, 1784, lives single at Wind- 
sor Locks ; Alexander, b. Aug. 23, 1786, d. June 15. 1789. 

BIRGE, DAVID, son of Peletiah, b. Sept. 30, 1770, m. Clarissa 
Merriman and had issue, Cynthia, b. March 17, 1806, unmarried; 
Anson, b. Jan. 3, 1808, lives in Suffield ; Delia, b. May 16, 181 1, d. 
aged 27, m. Joseph Weeks, d. 1841 ; Henry, b. June 28, 1814, lives 
at Windsor single ; Orra, b. June 20, 1818, d. aged 9. 

BIRGE, SETH, son of David, b. 1780, m. Hannah James, and 
had children, four living, viz., Seth, Allen, John, David, Allen, 

BIRGE, ELI, son of Peletiah, b. 1772, m. Charlotte Barnard and 
had issue, Orrin, Hariet, Tirzah, d. at 17 years old, Horace, Sidney, 
Luman, Ruth, and Eli, Jr., five of them married. 

BIRGE, ANSON, b. 1808, son of David, and grandson of Pels- 


tiah, m. Tirzah Ann Hathway and has issue, Frances A. b. Sept. 13, 
1833 ; Charles A., b. Oct. 10, 1840 ; Morton B., b. Aug. 20, 1842. 
BIRGE, Capt. JONATHAN, son of Cornelius, m. Priscilla Ham- 
mond of Bolton, March 24, 1713, where he settled. He was killed 
in the battle at White Plains, in the war of the Revolution, at the 
head of his company, 1776; issue, Isaac, b. March 1, 1764; Jona- 
than, Priscilla and Anna, Ruth, Simeon. 

BIRGE, ISAAC, son of Capt. Jonathan of Bolton, m. Pamelia, 
who settled his estate ; issue, Marvin, b. 1788 ; Jonathan, b. 1790 ; 
Pamelia, b. 1792 ; Simeon, b. 1794 ; Chester, b. 1796 ; Alfred, b. 
1798; Elethia, b. 1800; Julia, b, 1803; Aurelia, b. 1805; Mary 
Ann, b. 1807; Lazel, b. 1810. 

BIRGE, JONATHAN, son of Capt. Jonathan of Bolton, settled 
at East Windsor, he m. Mary Baily, Dec, 1791 ; issue, Baily Birge, 
b. Aug. 4, 1793 ; his wife Mary Birge, d. Oct. 25, 1793, and he m. 
for 2d wife, Sarah Warner, May 8, 1794, and had issue. Backus 
W. Birge, Feb. 8, 1795, d. July 29, 1832 or '37; Julius Birge, b. 
Sept. 24, 1796; Edwin Birge, b. June 8, 179S, d. 1845, aged 45; 
Mary Birge, b. April 12, 1800; Sarah W. Birge, b. Mar. 28 1807 ; 
Francis Birge, b. Dec. 22, 1803, d. 1846, aged 43; Henry Birge, 
b. Feb. 22, 1808; Jonathan, the father, d. Dec. 12, 1820, aged 52. 
BIRGE, HENRY, son of Jonathan, b. 1808, merchant in Hart- 
ford, m. Jane E. Filly, May 9, 1836, and had issue, William Henry 
Birge, b. Jan. 7, 1838 ; Mary Ann Birge, b. Oct. 26, 1839; Charles 
Warner Birge, b. March 23, 1841. 

BIRGE, FRANCIS, son of Jonathan and grandson of Capt. Jon- 
athan Birge, was b. at East Windsor, Dec. 22, 1803, is a merchant 
in Hartford, m. Charlotte Flint of East Windsor, April 17, 1834; 
issue, George F. Birge, b. Sept. 8, 1H35 ; Irene C. Birge, b. Oct. 
27, 1838, d. March 29, 1841 ; James F. Birge, b. Dec. 24, 1843, d. 
July 26, 1844; Walter F. Birge, b. April 7, 1846. 

BURGE, SAMUEL, of Yarmouth, m. Sarah Sioers of Barnstable, 
Mass., Feb. 26, 1695-6. Samuel Stoers, Jr., of Windham, m. Mar- 
tha Burge of Yarmouth, Oct. 31, 1700, {Olis and record.) Perhaps 
the Birges of Windsor were from Yarmouth ; the name of Burge 
was at Windham in the church. 

One by this name graduated at Yale College in 1825. 
Coats of arms. Burge one, viz., gu. a cross or. Crest, an olive 
branch ppr. Burg fifteen. Burges fifteen. 

BISCOE, JOHN, owned one lot of land at Wq^ertown, Mass., in 
the first settlement of the town. This name was not in Conn., as 
early as many others. There was a Nathaniel Biscoe of Milfordj 


1669. James Biscoe of Milford was propounded for a freeman in 

BISHOP, Mr. JOHN, of Wethersfield, m. Sarah at Wethersfield 
Jan. 20, 1675 ; he died tliere in 1678, and left a widow Sarah ad- 
ministratrix, and requested Mr. E. Kimberly to assist the widow to 
close his estate. He had a daughter Sarah, b. July 3, 1678. He 
was at Wethersfield in 1048. 

* BISHOP, JOSEPH, settled at Stamford as early as 16-50; not 
known where he was from to Stamford. A John Bishop was at 
Wethersfield as early as 1648. Bishop, Anne, Guilford — died in 
1676. Children, John, Stephen, and a daughter who married James 

David Bishop was an early settler at Enfield and had a son Thom- 
as born there. Whether the above were allied to the family of Hon. 
James Bishop who was secretary and assistant at New Haven, is 
not asserted. 

BISHOP, JOHN, was bound to appear and answer the charge 

*The records of Slamfurd go back lo ihe fir^t sellleinent of the Inun, but the first hook is 
in a tattered and confused condition ; llie leaves separated, misplaced, torn and worn, and much 
of it badly written at best, yet two leaves containing consideraiile of the first settlement of ihe 
town, and most of ihfi names of the first settlers from VVeiliersfield to Stamford, at lea^t twen- 
ty of tbem ; about ten of the whole number having beeen cut off by a red lin« in the book and 
lost; and the edges of the leaves badly worn and obliterated. On the 30th of Oct., 11)40 the 
twenty individuals next below, havmg before purchased of the Indians.) purchased of the i\ew 
Haven Colony, Rippowams. (now Stamford,) on condition that Rev. Richard Denton should re- 
move there by the following March, and the others by Nov., 1641. The following are the names 
legible as far as deciphered, viz : 

Richard Denton, John Norihend, Henry Smith, 

Thurston Kainer, Thomas VVeekes, Andrew Ward, 

Joanas Wood, niatlhew Mitchell, Richard (iildersleeve, 

Jonas Wood, Jr., Robert Coe, Jolin Seaman, 

Jeremiah Wood, Samuel Sliernian, Daniel Finch, 

Edmund Wood, Jeremiah Jagger, Samuel Clark, 

John Je>sup, Vincent Simking. 

These all came according to the contract and accompanying them the following persons, viz; 
Kii bird Law, John VVhitmore, Richard Crabb, 

John Ferris, j John ileynolds. Robert i'isher. 

perhaps JelTerry, ) Thomas Morehouse, 

Robert r.ales, from Weth'fd. Francis Bell, 

And soon after ihe latter part of IC41, or the beginning of 1642, as appears by the purchase 
of land, and distribution by vote of the company in meeting the f.-llowing are found, viz : 
Thomas Annetas, , John ogden, Thomas Hyat, 

Henry Acerly, John Smith, Daniel Scofield, 

John Undeihill, John Aliller, John Finch, 

Thomas Slauson, VVm. Newman, John Holly. 

Francis Holly, * Joseph Uishop. 

•Light by the name of Bishop have gradual ed at Yale College ; three at Brown University; 
three at Williams College ; three at Harvard College. 


made by the Indians against him in 1648. Bishop, David, resided at 
the Neck in Hartford in 1685. Eight have graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, and three at Harvard College before 1850. 

BISHOP, JOHN, of Guilford, 16:^9; and Stephen and John in 

BISHOP, STEPHEN, John, Sen., and John Bishop, Jr., were 
first settlers at Guilford. 

By a vote of the town of Wethersfield, the heirs of Mrs. Bishop 
were voted twelve acres of land which Wethersfield had taken from 
her; Dec. 1680. 

BISHOP has five coats of arms, and Bishoppe one. (Bisshop.) 
Bisshopp has two coats of arms. 

BISHOP, JOHN, fined 40*. in the Connecticut Colony, for boast- 
ing of his lying and other misdemeanors 1648. Recognized in j£20 
and John Hall, Jr., in £10, that if notice be given said Hall before 
the first Thursday of June ne.\t, that said Bishop should appear and 
answer the complaint of the Indians against him March, 1648. 

BISHOP, BENJAMIN, in 1742 removed to Farmington from 
Goshen, wife Sarah, had children, viz ; Rebecca, b. 1741, m. Josiah 
Andrews 1762, d. 1803, aged 62 ; Joseph, b. Sept. 8, 1743, he m. 
Susannah ; he d. at Fort Ann in 1776 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 22, 1745, 
wife Elizabeth, she d. in 1830, aged 83 years; he d. in 1833, aged 
88 years, he had resided in West Hartford, left no issue ; Sarah, b. 
Sept. 25, 1748, d. 1766 ; Mary Bishop, b. Oct. 18, 1750, m. Dea- 
con E. Woodford in 1774 ; Mary d. in 1832 ; Elizabeth Bishop, b. 
March 31, 1753, m. Roger Woodford; Anne Bishop, b. April 21, 
1755, m. Ezekiel Woodford in 1773 ; Samuel Bishop b. May 6, 
1757, a twin son d. ; Samuel, m. Damaris, daughter of Rev. Eben- 
ezer Booge, d. in 1814, his wife d. in 1831, aged 70; Tho's F. 
Bishop, b. Oct. 20, 1763, m. Lucy Foot, daughter of Jacob ; both 
d. in 1851. Benj'm Bishop, Sen., d. in 1794, aged 85 years; his 
wife Sarah, d. in 1773, aged 51 years. 

BISHOP, (Ruth Byshop,) daughter of Tho's Byshop of Enfield, d. 
aged about two months in Oct., 1690. 

BISHOP, Hon. JAMES, settled at New Haven, he m. Elizabeth 
Tompkins of Milford, 10 m. 12, 1665, first wife Mary. He had his 2d 
wife, as his daughter Hannah was b. May 29, 1651 ; Grace, Jan. 17, 
1652 ; Sarah, July 28, 1655 ; Elizabeth, b. 5 m. 3, 1657 ; Abigail, 
b. Oct. 30, 1659; John b. May 17, 1662; Ruth, b. Nov. 22, 1664; 
Samuel, b. Nov. 21, 1666, and Mary b. March, 1668. Mr. James 
Bishop, d. June 21, 1691; widow Elizabeth Bishop, d. Oct. 25, 


1703; xMary his first wife, d. Nov. 26, 1G64. (Patience wife of 
Henry Bishop, d. July 24, 1655.) Mr. J. Bishop was an important 
citizen of the N. Haven Colony, before the union under the Charter 
of Charles II., and was a Deputy to the Genere^l Court April 1, 665 ; 
May, 1665 ; Oct., 1665 ; May, 1666 ; Oct., 1666 ; May, 1667 ; Oct., 
1667. H^, with Mr. Gill, and Capt. i\.ish were appointed Conmnis- 
sioners for N. Haven, by Conn., May, 1665, and if they accepted the 
office to take the freeman's oath, and were empowered with the as- 
sistant to hold a Town Court, as had been granted to Mil ford. Mr. 
Bishop was appointed a Commissioner for 1666, 1667 ; an assistant 
April, May and October sessions, 1668 ; May and Oct., 1669 j May 
and October, 1670; May and Oct., 1671 ; May and Oct., 1672; 
also assistant May, ]67o, Oct., 1074; May and Oct., 1675; May 
1676 ; May, 1677, &.c. Mr. Bishop was appointed in Oct., 1665, 
one of a Committee to hear and consider the complaints of Uncas, 
in the place of Capt. Nash; Clerk of the County Court at N. Haven 
1666. In 166S a Committee with Mr. Samuel Wyllys and Tho's 
Stanton to hear and report the difficulty between Uncas and the Ni- 
antic Indians. In 1669 he had a grant of 300 acres of land which 
was laid out to him in 1670. One of the assistants of the Council 
of War July 8, 1675; also Sept. 18, 1675, and other sessions. In 
1675 the Gcn'l Court allowed him £10 for his attendance "on pub- 
lique occasions this year." One of the auditors of the treasurer's 
accounts in 1670 and 75. Hon. James Bishop was Lieut. Gov. of 
Conn., from 1683 to '87, and from ]6S9 to 1691 inclusive. Hon. 
James Bishop was one of the most efficient and useful men in the 
New Haven Colony ; and after the union of the Colonies, sustained 
his influence and standing. He has been succeded at N. Haven by 
several of its most talented and able men of the name, and most of 
them his descendants ; such men as Hon. Samuel, and Abraham 

BISHOP, Re^t. JOHN, of Stamford, succeeded Mr. Denton the 
first minister of Stamford. Mr. Bishop was from near Boston and 
settled at Stamford in 1644, the year Mr. Denton removed to Hemp- 
stead, L. I. Mr. Bishop d. at Stamford, 1694. After Rev, Daniel 
Denton left Stamford, Mr. Francis Bell and Slauson of Stamford 
started on foot through the wilderness to Boston, in search of Mr. 
Bishop for their minister, and history says, found him in that neigh- 
borhood (near Boston.) They engaged him to return on foot with 
them to Stamford, and become their pastor. He started with them 
with his Bible under his arm, and performed the journey, settled and 
died there. It is said one of his descendants now has the same old 


Bible which his ancestor brought through the woods to Stamford 
under his arm. This name has produced its full share of important 
men in Connnecticut. 

BISHOP, RICHARD, free in Mass., 1642; Nath'l 1644. 

BISHOP, ANN, of Guilford, widow, notices her son John Bishop; 
grand-daughter Elizabeth Hubbard ; noticed her old servant Tho's 
Smith. She gave most of her estate to be "divided betwixt her 
three children, John and Steven Bishop and James Steele," and made 
James Steele her son-in-law sole Ex'r, and gave him £6 over and 
above his third part of all her estate in this Country and in England. 
Will dated June 20, 1673 — made her mark — will proved before 
Wm. Leete. Inventory £81, 9s. Id. dated May 1, 1676. A part 
of her property was at Hartford, but the larger share of it at Guil- 
ford, at her decease. 

*BISSELL, Mr. JOHN, of Windsor, was a Juror at Hartford in 
1640, 1643, Oct. 1645, and March '47 and '8 ; Deputy to the General 
Court in 1642, and attended 46 sessions of the General and Particu- 
lar Courts before the union of the Conn., and N. Haven Colonies, and 
in all served as Juror 12 sessions of the Court at Hartford. He was 
an enlisted trooper for Windsor, in 1657-8. He was an important 
and early settler at Windsor as early as 1640, this family were con- 
nected with several of the best families in the colony by marriage. 
John Bissell was ferry-man at Windsor in 1640. He was frequently 
appointed upon important Committees by the General Court of Conn. ; 
his wife d. 1665. Thomas Bissell in 1674, and Samuel Grant of 
Windsor were appointed by the General Court, to lay out a grant of 
land to Goodman Buckland, another grant to " Sarg't John Wads- 
worth ;" also 120 acres granted to Mr. John Porter. John Bissell 
of Windsor was confirmed by the General Court, Quarter Master of 

* March 24, 1G51 ; " theare ware three men chosen to take a vew of the Towne (of Wind- 
sor,) according to the order of Court for that purpose," viz., Henry W'olcott, Commissioner; 
John Bissell, Matthew Grant. 

Aug. 24, 1653; John Bissel, David Wilton, Wm. Gaylord, and John Moore, were " chosen 
Debetys for the Ginerall Court "to be held on the 2d thursday in Sept. next." 

Dec. 6, 1658; John Bissell Sen., Mr. Wolcott, Mr. Newbery, David Wilton, and Matthew 
Grant, appointed selectmen of Windsor, and on the 13th of Dec. ''determined tliat provision 
should be made upon the top of the meeting house, from the Lanthorn to the ridge of the howse 
to walk conveniently, to sound a trumpet or drum to give warning to meetings." 

John Bissell, Mr. Phelps, Deck". Gaylor, and David Wilton, were elected at Windsor, to the 
General Court of Conn , Aug. 21, 1652, for the ne.xt May. " Aug. 20, 1652 ; debities chosen for 
ye Gineral Court to be holden on y^ 9th day of September following, Mr. Phelps, Deak". Gayler, 
John Bissell, David Wilton." Matthew Grant, chosen Town Clerk. Townsmen chosen, Deken 
Gayler, moderator, David Wi.ton, John Bissell, John Strong, John Moore, Thomas Ford, and 
Matthew Grant. 


the Country Troop of the county of Hartford, in 1 677 ; (the first 
troop of horse in the colony.) {Col. Rec.) John Sen., and Jun., 
Thomas, Samuel, and Nath'l Bissell, were freemen at Windsor in 
May, 1669. Nathaniel Bissell contracted for the ferry over the 
great river in Windsor for seven years ; in 1675, the council at 
Hartford, ordered " a garrison kept at Nath'l Bissell's, Tho's Burn, 
ham's, Mr. John Crow's, and at Nabuck, and Mr. Willy's his farm." 
His will was dated Sept. 25, 1673 ; his sons John and Tho's Exec- 
utors; Deacon John Moore, and Hon. Dan'l Clark, overseers of his 
will ; codicil to his will dated April 6, 1677. Inventory, £520, 16s. 
2d. ; appraised Oct. 22, 1677 ; he d. Oct. 3, in 1677 ; wife unknown ; 
issue, Nath'l, baptized Sept. 27, 1640, m. Mindwell Moore, Sept. 23, 
16 — ; Mary, m. Jacob Drake ; Joice, m. Samuel Pinny ; John, Jr., 
m. J. Mason, June 17, 1658 ; he d. 1693 ; Thomas, m. Abigail 
Moore, Oct. 11, 1655 ; Samuel, m. Abigail Holcomb, June 11, 1658 ; 
Nathaniel, b. Sept. 24, 1640; some of his children appear to have 
been born before he came to Windsor. The mother d. 1665 ; John 
the father d. Oct. 3, 1677, aged 86 years. 

BISSELL, JOHN Jr., m. J. Mason, June 17, 1658; children, 
Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1658; John, b. May 4, 1661 ; * Daniel, b. Sept. 
29, 1663; Coronet Daniel, d. Dec. 9, 1738, aged 74; Dorathy, b. 
Aug. 10, 1665 ; Josias, b. Oct. 10, 1670 ; Hezecia, b. April 30, 
1673 ; Ann, b. April 28, 1675 ; Jeremiah b. Feb. 22, 1677 ; John, 
Jr., d. 1693, (brother of Daniel.) John, Jr., was the first settler in 

* In 1748, April, a bridge was asked for, by individuals at Windsor, over the Tunxis river in 
Windsor, and the town gave liberty to any persons to build one, provided they did so, at their 
own expense, and made it a free bridge forever, {liberal.) In Dec, 1748, Isaac Burr, Peletiab 
AUyn, and Daniel Bissell, accepted the otTer and built the first bridge erected over Tunxis River 
in Windsor. 

•Epitaph. — "Here lyes the body of Mrs. Elizabeth, the wife of Mr. Daniel Bissell, who died 
June y<= 9th, 1749, aged 21 years. Also in memory of her father Capt. Roger Newbury, who 
died in the Kings servis in the Spanish West inges, March Gth, 1741, aged in the 35th year." 
(Should be, wife of Daniel, Jr.) 

•Epitaph. — In memory of Mr. Benoni Bissell, who died August 26, 1761, in the 72d year 
of his age. (Stone.) Erected by the first society of Windsor in grateful remembrance of hi( 
generous gift for the support of their school. 

•John Bissel having made complaint of Susannah Denslow for reproachful speeches which 
she hath spoken against the wife of s'd Bissell. The court having considered the complaint, do 
order that Henry Denslow, or his wife, shall severely correct their daughter with a rod upon her 
naked body, in the presence of Mrs. VVolcott, and Goody Bancroft, this day ; and in case it be 
not attended to this day, the constable is to see it done the next oppertunity, and the s'd Susan- 
nah is to give security for her good behavior till the court in Sept. next ; May 18, 1664. (Court 
Rec. Hart/., Sec. office.) 


Coventry — and received liis deed of Israel Everett, of Lebanon, 
Oct. 1715; was the first captain in Coventry ; held Slaves. Though 
he moved from Lebanon to Coventry, he originated at Windsor. 

BISSELL, THOMAS, son of John Sen., m. Abigail Moore, Oct. 
11, 1655; children, Thomas Jr., b. Oct., 12, 1656 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 

23, 1058; John, b. Jan. 26, 1660; Joseph, b. April 18, 1663; Eliz- 
abefh, b. June 9, 1666, m. Stotan ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 9, 1669 ; Isaac, 
b. Jan. 9, 1671 ; Ephraim, baptized April 11, 1676 ; il^sther, b. April 
22, 1677, d. 1678 ; 2d Ephraim, b. Sept. 4, 168;), and Luke, b. Sept. 
22, 1682. His will proved 1689. Left a widow. One daughter 
m. John Stotan, perhaps a daughter Sarah. Estate j£868 ; d. 1689. 

BISSELL, SAMUEL, son of John, Sen., m. Abigail Holcom, 
June 11, 1658. she was b. 1638; children viz , John, b. April 5, 
1659; Abagail, b. July 6, 1661 ; Jacob, b. March 28, 1664; Mary, 
b. Sept. 15, 1666; Samuel, b. Jan. 11, 1668, wife Mary, d. June 

24, 1713; Banaja, b. June 3:), 1671 ; Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1677; 
Debora, b. Oct. 29, 1679; (Joshua noticed in his will.) Depuiy to 
General Court March 26, 1656. 

BISSELL, NATHANIEL, son of John, Sen., was b. 1640, m. 
Mindwell Moore, daughter of Dea. John Moore, Sept. 23, 1662, and 
had children, viz., Mindwell, b. Oct. 3, or July, 1663; Nath'l, Jr., 
b. Jan. 7, 1665; Jonathan, b. July 3, 1668, d. young; Hannah, b. 
Jan. 12, 1670; Abigail, b. Sept., 1673; 2d Jonathan, b. 1674; 2d 
Abigail, b. March 9, 1676 ; Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1679. 

NATHANIEL, Jr., son of Nath'l Bisselt, m., left a widow, and 
had issue : 

1. Jonathan, had a son Jonathan m. Eliz'th Holladay, 1743. 

2. David. 

3. Mindwell. 

4. Aliigail. 

5. Elizabeth. 

6. Dorothy. 

7. Anne. 

8. Mary. 

9. Hannah, m. Bancraft and had 6 children. 

Jonathan and David his sons, executors of his will. The will is 
dated Sep*. 23, 1713; the will proved 1714. Estate £655, Is. bd. 

BISSELL, JOSEPH, son of Thom's, m. a daughter of Return 
Strong, he had two sons, perhaps others, and his wife was pregnant 
at his decease. He died about 1688 or '9 ; his widow and Lieut. 
Return Strong, administrators. Estate <£l94, 4^. 

BISSELL, HEZEKIAH, son of John, Jr. His brother JDaniel 


administrator 1700, property distributed to his four brothers and three 
sisters, viz., Daniel, Josiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Dorotiiy, Ann, and 
Mary. He d. Oct. 17, 1709. Estate £148, 18s. iOd. 

BISSELL, EPHIIAIM, son of Tho's of Windsor, settled and d. 
at Tolland ; d. 1717-18. Isaac Bissell his brother of Windsor, one 
of the administrators; children, Eph'm, 14; Benj'n, 3 years; Tho's 
Bissell, Jr., jruardian for sons Abel and Stephen, Joseph Stedman, 
guardian. £90, 18*. Sd. 

BISSELL, Rev. HEZEKIAH, of Windsor— Bloomfield. Mary 
his widow, agreed with her son Hezekiah, Esq. of Windham, and 
Mary her daughter of Windsor, to settle the distribution with the 
widow in 1781; his will dated May 15, 1780; she had the negro 
boy Cassar. 

BISSELL, THOMAS, son of Thomas, m. Elizabeth, or Esther, 
daughter of John Strong of Northampton, Mass., Oct. 15, 1678 ; 
issue, Esther, b. Sept. 10, 1679 ; Abigail, b. Oct. 20, 1681. ( Wind- 
sor Record.) 

BISSELL, BENJAMIN, son of Tho's; distribution to Thomas, 
John, Isaac, Eph'm, his brothers, Nath'l Gaylord in right of his wife, 
Dan'l White of Hatfteld 1699; (Abigail his widow.) Jeremiah 
Bissell, m. Mehitabel White of Hatfield, Mass., 1705. 

BISSELL, SAMUEL, son of John, m. Abigail, daughter of Wm. 
Filly, Aug. 26, 1680, he aged 20, and his wife 22; his daughter 
Abigail b. Aug. 3, 1681 (Perhaps others.) 

BISSELL, JOHN, son of Sam'l of Windsor, 1685. His widow 
Abigail Ad',\. He d. and left a son and daughter; Abigail three 
and one half years old, and John two years old, £127. Inventory 

BISSELL, SAMUEL, Sen., of Windsor. James Enno, and John 
Pettibone, Jr., his sons-in-law and Exr's presented his will in 1700. 
Mary his relict, was his 2d wife. His children were Samuel, Abi- 
gail, Mary, Eliz'th, Di borah, Harnah, Joshua, Jacob, John. Sam- 
uel died before his father. Mary, widow of Samuel, d. June 24, 
1718. After the death of his son Samuel, he made a codicil to his 
will and appointed James Enno and John Pettibone his Exr's in 
1700. He died Dec. 3, 1700. Estate, £495, 3s. Id. His son Ja- 
cob marr'd Mary and resided in Simsbury, where he died Aug. 1, 
1694. Estate £166, 16s. and left his wife Mary with Jacob, an 
only child aged three months. Mary the widow of Jacob, married 
Peter Buell for her 2d husband, and she with her husband were 
admr's on her first husband's estate. Jacob, Jr., b. June 8, 1694 ; 


he died at the age of 16 years, and his property was distributed to 
his uncles and aunts, the children of Samuel then decea'd. Debo- 
rah daughter of Sam'l m. Stephen Pettebone, and Elizabeth her sis- 
ter m. John Pettebone, and James Enno, marr'd another sister. 
John Bissell also a son of Samuel, mar'd and had a son John, Jr., 
who died about 169*3 and had neither wife or children. Estate £64, 
18s. John Pettibone, Jr., m. Mary, daughter of Jacob Bissell, Sen., 
and Stephen Pettibone m. her sister Deborah. 

BISSELL, EZEKIEL, from Windsor was a proprietor and early 
settler at Harwinton 1733-4. 

The Bissells of Litchfield are descendants of John of Windsor. 
BISSILL, JOHN, removed from Lebanon in 1716, and became 
the first settler of Coventry ; he became wealthy, and had two daugh- 
ters.who m. Jonathan and Israel Fowler. 

BISSELL, EZEKIEL of Suffield, m'd Ruth Devotion, Dec. 23, 
1742, and had Ebenezer, b. Oct. 25, 1743; Eliphas, b. Oct 11, 
1744; Ezekiel, b. March 14, 1746; Margaret, b. Oct. 28, 1747, 
d. Dec. 1747 ; Ruth, b. April 20, 1750 ; 2d Margaret, b. Sept. 1748, 
died the same month. 

BISSELL, JOSHUA, weaver of Elizabethtown, N. Jersey 1711, 
appointed Josiah Ogden of Newark, in N. J., his Lawful Att'y, to 
take possession of an estate in Windsor, as heir apparent to said Ja- 
cob Bissell's estate, his deceas'd brother and his son Jacob then de- 
ceas'd, nephew of said Joshua, dated at Elizabethtown, N. Jersey, 
Sept. 28, 1711. 

Byssell has one coat of arms. Bissell has one coat of arms. 
BISSELL, Rev. HEZEKIAH, graduated at Y. C. 1733, and set- 
tled in the ministry at Wintonbury, (Bloomfield,) Jap. 1740. 

John Bissell, Sen., John, Jr., Nathaniel Bissell, Samuel and 
Thomas Bissell, were all freemen at Windsor as early as 1669. 
Bessell or Bissell, John, took the oath of fidelity at Pamaquid in 1674. 
Eighteen of this name have graduated at Yale College. 

BLACKBOURN, of Canaan, a transient person, d. in that town 
in 1741, and administration taken on his estate at Hartford by Rich- 
ard Seymour of Canaan, Ap'l 20, 1741. Blackbourn, 1 coat of arms. 
was fined in Court at Hartford in 1639, for a fowling piece, (by the 
name of Peter Blachfield.) He was also fined 55. in 1644. In 
1649 he testified in Court, and was Deft in Court in 1647, and was 
made a freeman in 1658. He removed to Haddam where he died 
Sept. 1671. His name is also found at Saybrook in 1663. He had 


children at the time of his decease, viz., Joanna 5 years old ; Peter 
4 years, and Mary one. One of the name of Blatehford has grad- 
uated at Y. College. Peter Blatehford gave a legacy to Hunger- 
foot's two daughters, by his will. Peter Blachf )rd of Haddam was 
Deputy to the Gen'l Court in May, 1669, and May, 1670. Inventory 
£239, 2*. The Gen'l Court, Oct. 12, 1671, gave the heirs of Peter 
Blachford 50 acres of land for pay as a Pequot soldier. 

Coats of arms. Blachford (London and Dorsetshire, granted 1629) 
one. Blachford (Lord Mayoi- of London 1750) one. Blatehford has 
also one coat of arms. One of this name grad'd at Yale College 
1796, and one at Wm's College. 

BLACHLEY, BLATCHLY, THOMAS, was in the Conn't Col. 
in 1641 ; he embarked in the Hopewell, Tho's Babb Master, for 
Mass, A man by this name was at E. Hartford in 1651. This 
name in the persons of Thomas and Aaron Blatchley was at* 
Branfurd, and there signed the rules formed by a company to govern 
their town on the Passaick River in the Province of New Jersey, 
Oct. 30, 1065, and probably most of them removed to (now) New- 
ark as soon as 1666, Aaron Blatchly m. Mary, daughter of Dan'l 
and Mary Dod of Newark, N. J.; she was born in 1647. Thomas 
Blatchly was at Newark with Edward Riggs, <^:c., in 1666. {New 
Jersey Rec.) Joseph Blatchley. m. Mehitable Keeler, daughter of 
John of Norwalk, Oct. 14, 1703; he died Oct. 14, 1704; his daugh- 
ter Mary, b. Nov. 9, 1704. His widow m. Caleb. Hoyt or Hayt, 
Feb. 25, 1707-8 ; she had two children by her 2d marriage, Bena- 

*'rhe names of Blnkely and Blachl;,' are in some cases difficult to discriminate which name 
is intended by the recorder. 

* Ministers of Bravford Congregational Church. In Neal's History of N. E. we find that a 
Mr. Bruce who was •' in orders in the church of England" came to N. England for the free ex- 
ercise of his ministry and preached in Brainford, for a time before Mr. Pierson was settled 
there, how long is not knoA^n. After him, Kev'd Ab'm Pierson who had been settled at South- 
ampton, Long Island, removed to, and was settled at Brainford. The years he came and left, is 
not shewn at Branford, as he left no church records. His daughter Grace was born at Brain- 
ford July 13, 1650, and recorded. Mr. Pierson was at Newark, N. J., 3.=^ soon as 1G67. No 
minister was settled at Branford after Mr. Pierson, until March 7, 1688, when Rev. Samuel 
Russell was settled and the church reorganized. He was a son of Rev. Mr. Russell first of 
Welhersfield, and afterwards of Hadley, Mass. Kev. Samuel had been previously settled for a 
short time in Mass; he died at Branford June 25, 1731, aged 74 years. Rev. Philemon Rob- 
bins was ordained at Branford Feb. 7, 1732-3, and died Aug. 13, 1781, in the 7ed year of his 
age, and 49th of his ministry. (The grand-father of Rev. Thomas Robbins of Hartford, D. D.i 
yet living. 

Rev. Jason Atwater was ordained at Branford March, 1784, and died June 10, 1795, aged 
35, and in the 11th year of his ministry. Rev. Lynde Huntington was ordained at Branford 
Oct. 28, 1795, and died Sept. 20, 1804, aged 38 years. 

Rev. Timothy P. Gillett, the present worthy Pa.stor, was ordained at Branford June 15, ISOS" 


jah and David ; she d. March 21, 1755. Tho's and Moses Blach- 
ly were early at Branford. Thomas Blachly is in the list of free- 
men there in 1669. SAMUEL BLATCHLY was at Guilford as 
early as 1650, and perhaps a first planter there. THO'S BLACH- 
LEY was Deputy to the Gen'l Court of Conn., after the union of 
the Colonies in May, 1667 ; elected Oct. 1668, but absent ; Oct. 
1669, absent j May, 1670 j May and Oct. 1671, and May and Oct. 
1672, &c. 

The inhabitants of New Haven and Branford for the purpose of 
establishing the bounds between the towns, Oct. 5, 1669. New Fla- 
ven for this purpose selected Hon. James Bishop, Lt. Thomas Mun- 
son, Wm. Andrews, John Moss, and John Cooper, Sen., for N. H. 
Branford appointed Mr. John Wilford, Thomas Blachly, Michael 
Taintor, Thomas Harrison and Samuel Ward for Branford. Mr, 
Wm. Tuttle was substituted for John Cooper, Sen., by N. Haven. 
MIRIAM BLACHLY of Branford, m. Sam'l Pond of Branford Jan. 
4, 1669, (an ancestor of Lieu't Gov. C. H. Pond of Milford.) 

Tho's Blachly or Blackly was a Deputy to the Gen'l Court May, 
1667. The Gen'l Court granted Tho's Blachley sixty acres of land 
where he could find it, upon the usual terms in May, 1670. Depu- 
ty for Branford May, 1671, and Capt. Wm. Curtis and L't Rich'd 
Olmsted were appointed a committee Oct. 9, 1673, to lay out his land 
before granted. He was a man of influence in the Colony. Moses 
Blachly of Guilford proposed for a freeman May, 1673. 

BLATCHLEY, SAMUEL, of Stamford d. there Oct. 15, 1756, 
aged 86 years. AARON BLATCHLY of Branford, was allowed 
two acres of land west of Dirty Swamp in Branford in 1686. 

One of this name (Joel S.) grad'd at Yale College, 1850. 

BLACKLEACH, JOHN, Farmer says was of Salem, admitted 
freeman (in Mass.) 1635, representative in 1636, had a family of 9 
persons — that his son John of Boston, had a son John b. in 1660 — 
that the name is written Blachleeche on the Salem records. He is 
found on the Conn't records Blackleech, Blackleach, Blackledge. 
JOHN, of Boston, appears to have removed to Hartford about 1660. 
John Blackleage, Jr., was admitted an inhabitant of Hartford by the 
town, 1659-60. Porter locates him at the corner of Main and Arch 
streets in Hartford, in 1660. He was a constable with Thomas Cat- 
lin at Hartford, in March, 1663. John purchased land in Wethers 
field, of John Hubbard of Hadley for £70, March 21, 1661, and his 
wife Eliz'th held it Sept. 11, 1672. He was a noted merchant at 
Hartford. His son John was largely engaged in commerce. John 


Blackleach, Sen., d. at Wethersfield Aug. 23, 1683, and his wife's 
death is recorded at Wethersfield, July 20, 1683. The inventory 
was offered in court, and Samuel Butler appointed administrator, 
Sept., 1683; at the same court, John, Jr., appeared and stated that his 
father's book shewed that his father had disbursed upon his father, 
the sum of £225, 95. Id. ; £69, 6*. 3d. of which, the General Court 
May 13, 167.5, ordered paid out of his estate in lands, d;c., after his 
decease. The court ordered L't Steel and Serg't Deming to appraise 
so much of the land, and housing as would pay s'd sum, and deliver 
it to Mrs. Blackleach, and after payments of debts, to distribute the 
remainder to his children, who were then living, (at his decease,) 
according to his deed of gift on record, viz., to Mr. John Blackleach, 
Jr., Exercise Hodges, Mary Jeffries. Benoni it was thought by the 
court might then be living, an absent son, therefore the court or- 
dered Steel and Deming to divide the land in four parts equally, 
and if Benoni should prove to be deceased, to divide his share to the 
other three children. Mrs. Exercise Hodges presented the inven- 
tory of her father's estate, dated at Wethersfield, Sept. 8, 1683. 

BLACKLEACH, Capt. JOHN, Jr., wife Elizabeth. He was an 
extensive merchant in Hartford and Wethersfield, and largely con- 
cerned in commerce, and a man of wealth. Mr. John, Jr., of Weth- 
ersfield, in 1698, went to sea; during his absence his wife died, and 
the Court appointed Cyprian Nichols, John Olcott, and Mr. Samuel 
Hooker, to take charge of his property until his return, and Mrs. 
Eliz'th Blackleach I'equested the Court, held Sept. 1, 1698, to appoint 
Mr. John Olcott guardian to the child (John,) son of Mr. John Black- 
leach, Jr., decea'd, about 2-| years old. Mr. John Blackleach of 
Farmington (record says) decea'd ; the Court appointed Mr. John 
Olcott administrator, Jan. 17, 1698-9, and Olcott offered the inven- 
tory, April 8, 1700, dated at Wethersfield. John Blackleach, Jr., 
daughter Mary, m. John Olcott and the inventory of John's estate 
was presented by John Olcott and Mary his wife, in March, 1708-9. 
Mary the daughter of s'd Blackleach, m. first Tho's Welles a grand- 
son of Gov. Welles's, and while his widow, she m. John Olcott, son of 
Tho's, Sen. John Olcott d. 1712 ; after his decease, Mary his wid- 
ow m. for her 3d husband, Capt. Joseph Wadsworlh of Hartford, of 
charter memory. Capt. John Blackleach, Jr., d. Sept. 7, 1703, 
aged 77 years ; his widow d. June 12, 1708, aged 74 ; had 480 acres 
of land in Middletown, he also owned lands at Stratford, Hartford 
and Wethersfield ; the inventory of his estate, besides his property at 
Antigua, was £1576, 19s. His son John was at Farmington. His 


daughter Eliz'h Harris, m. in Boston, and had received J£500, her 
full portion before the death of her parents, and her mother gave all 
her estate and that left by her husband to her daughter Mary Olcott. 
He had other children, Mrs. Jesse. Thomas Wickham aged 57, 
testified Aug. 2, 1708, that in June, 1708, Mrs. Eliz'h Blackleach. 
sent to him to bring to her, her will, ihat he read it before her and 
her daughter, that the daughter wished to examine it, and he left it 
in her daughter's hands. Sarah Benjamin at the same Court testified 
that Mrs. Blackleach gave her will to her daughter Mary, to keep 
and do as she pleased with, and remarked that her daughter in Bos- 
ton had received her portion about £500, and that her daughter 
Mary had not received hers. John Blackleach of Farmington, m, 
Susannah Hooker widow of Wm. Hooker deceased, &c. There 
were so many Johns in this family without dates, it is difficult fol- 
lowing the different records. There was a Mr. Richard Blackleach 
in Stratford, who contracted with the people of Mil ford in 1712, to 
ferry people over Stratford river, if the people of Milford erected a 
ferry house on the east side of the river. Jonathan Frisbie of Bran- 
ford, sold land to Richard Blackleach of Stratford, laads he purchased 
of Moses Crafts in 1G94, of Branford. Mr. John Blackleach was cho- 
sen Commissioner for Stratford May, 1669. John Blackleach of 
Farmington, m. Susannah, the widow of Wm. Hooker deceased, of 
Farmington ; she was his wife at his, John's decease ; she had a 
daughter Susan by Wm. Hooker, and a son John by Mr. Blackleach 
who d. young. 

Note. — Mr. John Blackleach Sen., was allowed by the General Court in 1667, to retail wine 
and liquors to his honest neigiibors, sober haitse-holders and those only, till the la.'t of Nov. John 
Blackleach was made a freeman as of Stratford, May, 1669. The same Court he applied for lib- 
erty to use his endeavours to make known to the Indians something of the knowledge of God, 
&.C. In Oct., 1674, the General Court granted John Blackleach Jr., 200 acres of land, provided 
he took it not injuring any former grant. At a meeting of the Council (of the Colony.) Oct. 
11, 1G75 they found it necessary to be more vigorous in making preparations for securing of 
the towns, especially for the head quarters in Hartford, when the Council should sit, and ordered 
Flankers placed in or near the outside houses of the town, so that they could command from 
Flanker to Flanker around the town, and to be prosecuted until accomplished ; and that a com- 
mittee be appointed to order and dispose of the same, and direct what men should carry ori the 
work and attend each Flanker in case of alarm. This important and trustworthy Committee, 
were Maj. John TalcoU, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Gilberd, Ensign Stanley, Mr. Blackleach, Tho's Bunce, 
James Steele, L't Webster, C. John Gilburt, and Geo. Grave, impowered to appoint and require 
all inhabitants and teams to pursue the work until finished. Mr. John Blacklich is in the list 
of freemen at Hartford, Oct., 1669. John Blackledge, Jr., admitted an inhabitant of Hartford in 
1661. Mr. Richard Blackleach gentleman, a merchant of Stratford, was plaintiff against Mr* 
Wm. Hoadly a merchant of Branford, had a protracted law suit for years concerning some ne- 
gro slaves, Blackleach sold Hoadly, which was continued from 1698 to 1702. Mr. Richard 
Ulackleach of Stratford, was attorney for Dugal Makensey, in Court May 10, 1707. 


BLACKMAN, BLAKEMAN, Rev. ADAM, was b. in Stafford- 
rhire, England — educated at Oxford University. His name is spelled 
Blakeman, at the time he graduated at College, and is occasionally 
so spelt on the Conn't records. He was Episcopally ordained in Eng- 
land, and preached at Leicester, and in Derbyshire in England ; he 
came early to N. England, and preached for a time at Scituate, in 
Mass., and removed from thence to Stratford, Conn., where he was 
installed the first minister in Stratford, in 1640. He was a man of 
eminent piety, and held an exalted rank with the ministers of his day 
in Conn't. He was appointed a committee with Mr. Ludlow, and 
Gov. Hopkins, to settle the line at Uncoway, in Fairfield County, by 
the General Court, and was otherwise favorably noticed by the Gen- 
eral Court. His wife was Jane; he was married before he came to 
N. England ; his children were Samuel, James, John, Deliverance, 
Benj'n, and Tho's, d. young, and one or more daughters. Sam'l and 
James m. daughters of Moses Wheeler of Stratford. Tradition says 
his son Deliverance was the first child he had born in this country, 
and that his name was given him, for the happy deliverance of the 
family from British persecution. Dr. Trumbull says " he was fol- 
lowed by a number of the faithful into this country, to whom he 
was so dear, that they said to him in the language of Ruth," " Entreat 
us not to leave thee, for whither thou goest, we will go ; thy people 
shall be our people, and thy God our God." He d. at Stratford in 
1665, and his wife Jane survived him. Rev. Israel Chauncey 
succeeded Mr. Blackman at Stratford, in 1665, and died there 
March 14, 1722. Upon the settlement of Mr. Chauncey, a part of 
the town seceded and formed a 2d society, and settled * Rev. Zach- 
ariah Walker; soon after, such wei'e the troubles in the societies that 
Mr. Walker removed with many of his flock and settled the town of 
Woodbury. His sons Jacob and Joseph Walker remained at Strat- 
ford, where some of their descendants yet reside. A manuscript 
volume of sermons preached in Stratford on lecture days, by Rev. 
Mr. Walker, is now in possession of one of his descendants. Hon. 
Samuel C. Blackman of Newtown, Hon. Alfred Blackman of New 
Haven, Dr. W"m. Blakeman of N. Y. City, are descendants of Rev. 

• The following persons signed an instrument placed upon the records at Stratford, (recorded 
1677,) shewing they were members of Rev. Z Walker's Society, in Stratfoid, but they did not 
all remove to Woodbury with him, viz., Jeremiah Judson, John Hurd, Sen., Richard Beach, John 
Thompson, Edward Hinman, Samuel Galpin, Rich'd Butler, John Minor, Robert Clarke, Samuel 
Sherman, Jr., John Wheeler, Matthew Sherman, Ephraim Stiles. Samuel Sherman, Sen., Edmond 
Sherman, Caleb JNichols, Samuel Stiles, Daniel Titherton, Hugh Gritfin, and Joseph Judson. 


Adam, as are Col. Reuben Blackman, and others of the name in 
Fairfield and Litchfield counties. 

BLACKMAN, JOHN, was appointed Bayliff at Dorchester, Mass., 
in 1662 ; he probably was not of the family of Rev. Adam. Four 
of the name of Blackman had graduated at Y. College in 1846, and 
one at Harvard College. BENJAMIN, who graduated at Harvard 
College in 1663, and preached at Maiden 1675, is not known as a 
kinsman of Rev. Adam. 

JOHN, and Jane Blackman his wife, lost a son Samuel at Dor- 
chester, Mass., aged 21 years Dec. 9, 1722; the name is yet found 
in Dorchester. 

BLACKMAN, JOHN, of Dorchester, Mass., freeman 1665, and 
John in 1690. 

BLACKMA.N, (London and East Indies,) has one coat of arms. 
Adam Blakeman was admitted at Oxford College, England, May 23, 
1617, at the age of 19 years, where his name was spelled Blakeman, 
which was probably his true name, though after he was settled at 
Stratford, Conn't, his name was spelt Blackman, generally on the 
Connecticut records. Few facts can be gathered concerning him 
from any church records at Stratford. Blackman, Samuel, from Dor- 
chester, Mass., resided at Hampton, Ct., Sept. 2, 1739, and had daugh- 
ters Sarah and Mary, baptized 1739. Elisha Blackman who wa? 
at Wyoming in the Tory British and Indian battle, was from Coven- 
try, Conn't, and was of the Dorchester family. Rev. Adam Black- 
man of Stratford, Oct. G, 1659, was one of a committee appointed 
by the General Court to consider the difference on the petition of 
Arthur Bostick and his wife. Mr. Benjamin Blackman of Stratford, 
was propounded for a freeman in May, 1670. Mrs. Jane Blackman 
survived her husband, Rev. Adam, and in 1667, had trouble with 
her son Deliverance, as to the support of Mary Benfield's child, 
which was afterwards on the petition of Mrs. Jane, referred to Mr. 
Nath'n Gold, and the Comm'rs of Fairfield and Stratford, &c. In 
1672, Mrs. Jane is again before the Gen'l Court with her son Mr. 
Benj'n Blackman, and Jacob Walker of Stratford, concerning books 
and rents of land, of s'd Mr. Benjamin Blackman. In 1673, the 
Gen'l Court recommended Mr. Jacob Walker to forbear troubling 
the widow of Mr. Blackman about the use of the lands he claimed, 
during her natural life, which would grieve the widow, and be dis- 
pleasing to the Court. Rev. Benjamin, who grad'd at H. College 
in 1663, preacher in Maiden, 1675, m. Sarah Scotton, April 1, 1675 ; 
he left Maiden about 1678. John, of Dorchester, admitted to the 


church 1658, free 1669, his sons Jonathan and Joseph. (Farmer.) 
In May, 1649, the Gen'l Court desired Mr. Ludlow to take care that 
a sum be levied for the maintainance of Mr. Blackman, for what 
was behind and the future, as provided by order of the country. 
Humfry Blackman, James Barnes, Francis Barker, Rich'd Allen, 
James Atkinson, Jo Bell, Tho. Browne, Jo Bag, Jo Browne, James 
Allin, Joan Allin, Marie Booth, Jo Butler, Rich'd Brooks, Jo Bil- 
lings, Stc, embarked in the Safety for Virginia, Aug. ,1635. 

ELACKMORE, SAMUEL, united in full communion with the 
church at Hampton, Conn., Sept. 10, 1739; his daughters, Sarah 
and Mary baptized Sept. 2., 1739, and son Samuel baptized June 

15, 1740, (perhaps Blackman.) Has eight coats of arms. 
BLAGUE, JOSEPH, appears not to have been one of the first 

settlers at Saybrook. He m. Martha Kirtland, Feb. 10, 1685, and 
had issue, Elizabeth, b. May 26, 1687 ; Joseph, Jr., b. Nov. 17, 1689, 
d. 1691 ; Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1692; 2d Joseph b. Oct. 7, 1694. He 
was a constable of Saybrook in 1690. In Feb., 1703, liberty was 
given to Joseph Blague to erect a wharf in the water, and build a 
ware-house there, provided he did not damage the channel of the 
river at Saybrook. 

BLAGUE, JOSEPH, a son of Joseph, m. Mary Hamlin, April 
18, 1717; issue, Mary b. June 30, 1720 ; Joseph, b. April 30, 1722 ; 
Hamlin, b. Dec. 15, 1725 ; Giles, b. March 2, 1728 ; Elijah, b. April 
26, 1730 ; Love, b. March 25, 1732. 

Some of the descendants now reside at Saybrook. Two of the 
name had graduated at Yale College in 1750. JEREMIAH 
BLAGUE, of North Lyme, m. Thankful Roach of Milford, July 
31, 1730. Joseph Blague, Esq., Deacon at Saybrook, Avhere he d. 
in 1742, son of Joseph. 

BLAGE, HENRY, of Braintree as early as 1642. 

BLAGE has three coats of arms. Blagge one coat of arms. 

BLAGUE, ( Hollinger Co., Suffolk, originally of Kent.) Col. 
Thomas Blague, groom of the Bed-chamber to King Charles I. and 
Charles II., left four daughters his co-heirs, of whom the oldest, 
Henrietta IMaria, m. Sir Thomas Yarburgh, Knight, of Balne Hall 
and Snaitli, &c. Ar. two bends cngr. gu, — coat of arms. 

BLAKE, JOHN, was an early settler at Midd'n, wife Sarah Hall ; 
they had children, viz., a daughter Mercy, b. Nov. 16, 1673, m. 
Samuel Roberts ; Sarah, b. Feb. 15, 1675, m. John Roberts; Mary, 
b. July 29, 1677, m. Nath'l Johnson, Feb., 1699 ; Eliz'th b. March 

16, 1679, m. Joseph Johnson ; Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1681, m. Tho's 
Givins. John, b. May 19, 1683, m. Eliz'th Johnson, Oct. 20, 1705 ; 


Jonathan, b. July 27, 1685, m. Mary Johnson, Sept. 19, 1710 ; Ste- 
phen, b. July 15, 1687, m. Hannah Cole of Hartford, July 2, 1711 ; 
she d. Nov. 12, 1732, (perhaps Richard.) Mr. John the father, d. 
Dec. 11, 1690. The inventory of his estate was made in 1690, his 
widow administratrix, with her father Richard Hall, and her brother 
John Hall overseers. Estate .£234, 12s. 6d. His son Richard was 
eleven months old at the death of his father. 

BLAKE, JOHN, Jr. son of John, m. Eliz'th Johnson, daugh- 
ter of Isaac, Oct. 20, 1705, and had children, Richard, b. Aug. 9, 
1706 ; Ann, b. Nov. 1, 1707, d. Jan. 25, 1707-8 ; John, b. Dec. 
2, 1708 ; Joseph, b. Sept. 24, 1713. Mr. John, Jr., the father, d. 
Dec. 8, 1724; his widow Eliz'th, d. March 17, 173.5-6. 

BLAKE, JONATHAN, son of .Tohn, Sen., m. Mary Johnson, 
Sept. 19, 1710; children, Daniel, b. April 24, 1711 ; Abigail, b. 
Feb. 12, 1712-13, d. 1727 ; Mary, b. Jan. 27, 1714-15 ; Eliz'th b. 
Feb. 18, 1716-17; Prudence, b. April 8, 1719, d. March 28, 
1739-40 ; Jonathan, Jr., b. May 12, 1721, d. Oct., 1721 ; 2d Jon- 
athan, b. Aug. 29, 1722 ; Mercy, b. Jan. 12, 1724-5, d. Oct. 17, 
1736 ; Sarah, b. July 20, 1727 ; Stephen, b. Feb. 18, 1730-1 ; 
Jonathan the father died Oct. 17, 1733. {Ster.) 

BLAKE, RICHARD, of Middletown, m., died and left children to 
whom his property was distributed, viz., John, Joseph, Hannah, Ab- 
igail and Eliz'th, minor children of Richard. Freelove Blake was 
supposed deceased in 1748. 

BLAKE, WILLIAM, was a rater (or assessor,) at Dorchester, 
Mass., and selectman in 1645, 1647, and 1651. In 1656, Wm. 
Blake, Sen., was elected Recorder of the town of Dorchester, Clerk 
of y' Writs for y*^ County of Suffolk, at 20s. a year and rate free. 
He was an important settler at Dorchester, Mass., Avhere he d. in 

BLAKE, WILLIAM, in 1675 received payment for his military 
services, of Dedham, Mass. 

The name of Blake was at Gloucester, Dorchester and Springfield, 
before it was in Conn. It yet continues at Hartford, Middletown, 
and New Haven. It has been a respectable family from the first 
settler at Middletown. Five of this name had graduated at Y. Col- 
lege in 1848, and eleven at Cambridge in 1835. 

BLAKE, STEPHEN, (son of John and Sarah, Sen.,) m. Han- 
nah Cole, July 2, 1711 ; no children found. Mrs Hannah, wife of 
Stephen, d. Nov. 1, 1732. 

BLAKE, WILLIAM, of Dorchester, Mass., free 1638. Drake 


says, his children were Wm. b. in England, 1G20, d. in Dorchester^ 
1703; James, b. in England, 1023, d, in Dorchester, 1700; John^ 
b. in England, d. in Boston, 1688 ; Edward, b. in England, d. in 
Milton, 1692, and Anna, m. Jacob Lagare of Boston. (Perhaps 
John, son of Wm., d. at Middletown.) 

BLAKE, JAMES, of Dorchester made free, 1652. . Rep. 1677 ; 
ordained Deacon, June, 30 1672 ; held it fourteen years. Ruling El- 
der afterwards fourteen years. {H. G. Reg. No. 15, p. 275.) John 
Blake free Mass., 1644. Richard Blake free, 1644, Mass. Hen- 
ry Blake, 1644. Wm. Blake, free, Mass., 1651. John Blake, d. 
May 25, 1700 ; Anna Blake daughter of Joanna Blake, d. April 
2, 1704, all of Wrentham. Edward Blake of Dorchester, freeman 

BLAKE, JOHN and JOANNA, of Wrentham, had a son James 
b. Oct, 1, 1689, and others. 

BLAKE, JOHN, of Dorchester, free 1690. 

BLAKE, this name has twenty-two coats of arm^s. Eleven of 
this name have graduated at Harvard College ; five at Yale Col- 
lege ; two at Brown University, and one at Wm's College. 

early settler in the New Haven Colony, where many of the name 
are now found. SAMUEL m. Potter, Dec. 3, 1650. His daughter 
Hannah b. at N. Haven, 8° 22, 1657 ; Mary b. Nov. 2, 1659 ; Sam- 
uel, b. April 8, 1662; Ebenezer, b. July 17, 1664; 2d Hannah, b. 
May 22, 1666, d. July 8, 1669; Jonathan, b. March 3, 1668. Sam- 
uel Blakely, d. May 17, 1672. MATTHEW, son of Ebenezer, Jr., 
d. Jan. 26, 1707-8. JOHN BLACKSLEY, d. March 12, 1712. 
{N. Haven Rec.) Farmer notices EDWARD BLACKLEY early 
at Roxbury, "Mass. One by the name of Blakeslee, and two by the 
name of Blakesley have graduated at Y. College. This name is now 
found in several of the towns in New Haven and Litchfield Coun- 
ties. It was voted at Hartford, Feb. 8, 1650, that Thomas Blakely, 
Billings, Tho's Porter, James Wakely, Sam'l Gardner, should have 
lots in Hartford, if the townsmen see no just cause to the contrary, 
and accept of them upon such terms as the townsmen should see 
cause to propose. Thomas Blackley who was in this Colony in 
1641, embarked in the Hopewell, Tho's Babb master, for Mass., 
some time previous. 

BLANCHER, BLANCHARD, PETER, was collector of rates 
against the inhabitants of Mystic. 

BLANCHER, RICHARD, of Hartford, d. 1691. Inventory da- 


ted April 19, 1691 Will dated March 19, 1691_Codicil dated 

April 17, 1691 Estate, ^181, Us. 8d. He left an only child, 

William, to whom he gave all his property when he should arrive 
to the age of 21 years, which would be three years from the 10th 
of the next June after the date of his will. He put his son in 
the care of his Executors, Mr. Timothy Wood bridge and Joseph 
Easton, until he became of age. Wm. was bound an apprentice to 
John Easton until 21 years old, by the selectmen of Hartford. He 
was of Paugatuck in 1662. Richard Blancherd. at Hartford, April 
19, 1691. Inventory, ^181, 11*. Sd. Richard Blanchard in East 
Hartford in 1682, probably the same. BENJAMIN BLANCH- 
ARD m. Ruth Wilcockson of Simsbury, Aug. 27, 1752. Blanch- 
ard, Wm., and wife Sarah, are described in a deed, as of Hartford, 
Jan. 22, 1721, and had a daughter Sarah, b. at Hartford, Oct. 29, 
1719. He m. Sarah Cowles, Oct. 5, 1618. One by the name of 
Blanchard graduated at W'ms College, 1647; two at Yale College, 
1821 ; and seven at Harvard. 

BLANCHARD, NICHOLAS, of Willington, sold to Richard 
Abbe of Windham, for £127, 100 acres in Willington, and 32 acres 
in Ashford. Deed, dated Feb. 18, 1725-6. Farmer mentions JOHN 
BLANCHARD, a freeman in 1649, as probably one of the founders 
of the church at Dunstable, Dec. 16, 1685. NATHAN, of Wey- 
mouth in 1662. JOSEPH, of Boston, d. Dec, 1637. THOMAS, 
of Charlestown, who came in the ship Jonathan, in 1639, and d. 
1654. WILLIAM BLANCHARD, admitted to the church in Sa- 
lem, Feb. 7, 1641, and freeman, 1641. This name is found on the 
Records in Conn., spelled Blanchard and Blancher. Two persons 
of the name of Blanchard had graduated at Y. College before 1827, 
and seven at Harvard College. BLANCHARD, WILLIAM, free 
in Mass., 1641. 

Blanchard, John, free, Mass., 1649. 

BLANCHER, JOHN, and Abigail his wife of Weymouth, had a 
daughter Sarah, b. 1686 ; Mary, b. 1689 ; John, b. 1691, &c. Eliz- 
abeth Blanchard, d. at Maiden, July 15, 1688 ; wife of Josiah ; Sam- 
uel, b. 1697. 

BLANCHARD, JACOB, of Woburn in 1727. Mr. Tho's Blan- 
chard, m. Rose Holmes of Marshfield, Mass., March 1698-9. Na- 
thaniel and Susan Blancher, of Weymouth, 1660. 

Blanchard has two coats of arms. Blanch has one. 

BLANCHARDS, WILLIAM, of Boston, a Tailor. His will 
proved Nov. 18, 1652, and dated "the 27th of y^ 7 mo. 1652." 


Wife Hannah ; children, John and Flanna. lie also noticed his 
brother John — His sister Garlick's children — Mis mother, Anne 
Blanchard — His father-in-law, James Everell's three children. (See 
Will, His. G. Reg. No. 18, pp. 239, 40.) Blaneher Nath'l, of 
Weymouth, in 1073 ; an old name in Boston. 

BL ANCHER, SAMUEL, of Windham or Hampton, Ct. m. Mercy 
Richardson, March 27, 1727. Issue, Samuel, Jr., b. Nov. 4, 1727 ; 
Daniel, b. Feb. 15, 1728-9; Mary, b. Jan. 21, 1731-2; Jedediah, 
b. Jan. 21, 1731-2; Mercy, b. July 4, 1734; 2d Samuel, baptized 
May 14, 1732 ; Mercy, baptized April 24, 1737 ; Mehitabel, bap- 
tized March 25, 1739. 

BLANCHER, JOHN, and Lois, of Hampton, Conn., had a son 
John, baptized Oct. 17, 1/02 ; also Alpheus, Darius, Lois, Betty, 
Clara and Hannah, baptized at Hampton, Sept. 10, 1780. BLANCH- 
ARD, WILLIAM, of Hampton, and wife Sarah, had a daughter 
Sarah, b. Oct. 29, 1719. Samuel Blancherd, of Windham, or 
Hampton, owned the Covenant at Hampton, 1724. This name is 
yet found in Windham County. 

BLANEY, Mk. JOHN, and Mr. Andrew Beltcher, had liberty of 
the Gen'l Court of Conn., to lade their vessels with corn before the 
order of liberty of transportation should be published, &c. May, 1676. 
Perhaps Mr. Blaney was not a citizen of Conn. 

BLINGFIELD, PETER, fined 5*. at Hartford, for neglecting to 
do military duty in 1644. Perhaps Peter Blachfield or Blachford, 
probably Peter Blachford. 

BLIN, BLEN, BLYN, BLINN, PETER, was not as early a set- 
tier at Wethersfield, as many others. His wife was Joanna. He 
was a joiner by trade. He gave his silver-headed cane, to his grand- 
son George Blyn by his will ; he d. in 1724, aged 85 years ; they 
had children, Mary, (probably d. young.) Peter, James, Wm., De- 
liverance, Mary Hurlburt, b. Dec. 2, 1677; Daniel, b. March 2, 
1679 ; Jonathan and Margaret Belden, b. xMarch 10, 1681. 

BLIN, WILLIAM, son of Peter, m. Anna, daughter of John Colt- 
man, Nov, 13, 1701, and had issue, Daniel, b. Dec. 27, 1703; Mary, 
b. March 18, 1706; William Jr., b. July 29, 1709; Anna, b. Feb. 
4, 1713; Peter, b. Feb. 4, 1713, (twins ;) Eph'm, b. Jan. 21, 1710; 
Thankful, b. Aug. 9, 1720, d. 1724. His wife Anna d. Oct. 17, 
1724, and he m. Thankful Nott, daughter of John Nott of Wethers- 
field, Dec. 22, 1725, and had issue, Gersham, b. Sept. 13, 1728 ; 
Thankful, b. Nov. 24, 1729; Patience, b. May 10, 1732; Samuel, 
b. April 12, 1735; Abraham, b. Feb. 2, 1738, d. ; Eliz^lh, b. April 
17, 1741. 


BLIN, JONATHAN, son of Peter, m. Hannah Clarke, daughter 
of Wm., Dec. 9, 1708, and had issue, Jonathan, Jr., b. Oct. 1, 1711 ; 
Lucy, b. Sept. 2, 1713 ; his wife d. Sept. 11, 1713, and he m. Abi- 
gail Nott, June 26, 1740. 

BLIN, DANIEL, b. 1703, son of Wm., m. Martha Stedman Jan. 
15, 1736, and had issue, Martha, b. Nov. 21, 1736 ; Daniel, Jr., b. 
May 18, 1738 ; Hezekiah, b. July 5, 1741 ; Esther, b. March 20, 
1743; Justus, b. Nov. 29, 1748, also James. 

BLIN, WILLIAM, Jr., and his wife Sarah had issue, Solomon, 
b. March 26, 1734 ; Deliverance, b. Jan. 13, 1739 ; Wm., b. Sept. 
14, 1742; Hosea, b. Dec. 1, 1744; Sarah, b. Sept. 28, 1746. 

BLIN, PETER, son of Wm. m. Martha Collins, March 10, 1734, 
and had issue, David, b. Oct. 10, 1735; Christian, b. Au^. 17, 1737, 
d. 1755; Anne, b. Aug. 17, 1739; Ab'm, b. Jan. 14, 1742; Lois, 
b. May 13, 1745; Comfort, b. Oct. 15, 1749; Peter, b. Dec. 7, 1752. 

BLIN, GERSHAM, b. 1726, son of Wm., by his 2d wife, m. 
Chloe Butler, Dec. 29, 1756, and had issue, Mehitabel, b. June 6, 
1757 ; Gersham, Jr., Nov. 15, 1759, d. ; 2d Gersham, Jr., b. Dec. 2, 
1761, d. 1768; Simeon, b. March 26, 1764; Mary, b. June 23, 
1766; 3d Gersham, Jr., b. Oct. 13, 1770, d. Nov. 1, 1770; Thank- 
ful, b. Oct. 21, 1771. 

BLIN, SOLOMOr^, son of W^m., b. 1734, m. Desire Andrus 
and had issue, Polly, b. Sept. 20, 1785 ; Levi, b. Jan. 6, 1787 ; Han- 
nah, b. Sept. 8, 1788 ; Henry, b. Feb. 4, 1791 ; Barzilla, b. Jan. 31, 
1793 ; Geo., b. Feb. 27, 1796. 

BLIN, JUSTUS, son of Daniel, b. 1748, m. Margaret Crofoot 
Sept., 1772, and had issue, Justus, b. 1775; Wm., b. 1777; Eliz'th, 
b. 1781; Joseph, b. Oct. 23, 1784; Esther, b. 1787; Charles, b. 
June 11, 1793 : his wife d. July 2,1798, and he m. widow Mary 
Stoddard, June 27, 1800. 

BLINN, ELISHA, went to Goshen about 1750, and purchased 
land there in 1760. He m. Huldah Nash, daughter of Samuel of 
Goshen, March 3, 1755, and had children, infant, b. June 5, 1755, 
d. ; infant, b. June 10, 1756, d. ; infant, b. July 15, 1758, d. ; infant, 
b. Oct. 6, 1759, d., and his wife Huldah d. Oct. 28, 1761, aged 26 
years. He m. for his 2d wife Sarah, daughter of Barnabas Beach 
July 7, 1763, and had Huldah, b. July 11, 1764, d. Aug. 1. 1765; 
Erastus, b. Feb. 5, 1765, d. at Barrington ; Elisha, b. March 19, 
1770, d. at Barrington ; Ebenezer, b. Jan. 24, 1772. The Blinn 
family has been an old and respectable family at Wethersfield, where 
several of the descendants of Peter Blinn now reside. 


*BLINMAN, (Blynman,) Rev. RICHARD, came from England 
to this country in 1641. Mr. Richard Blindman made a freeman 
in Mass., Oct. 7, 1641. {Gen. Reg. vol. 9, p. 189.) He first 
preached at Marshfield, for a short time; he is next found at Glou- 
cester as founder of the church. About 1648 or 50, he became the 
first minister at New London. Several persons had been to Pequot 
before Mr, Blinman, and left there, and he probably was accompa- 
nied by other settlers. In 1649-50, about 40 families had located 
at N. L., some of whom proved the most valuable men in the Colony, 
viz., Gov. Winthrop, Tlio's Miner, Avery, J. Morgan, Allyn, Sam- 
uel Lalhrop, O. Bruen, &c. Minot, (Miner,) and Samuel Lothrop 
were formed into a court, for the trial of small cases at Tawawag, 
in 1649. In May, 1651, John Dyer testified that Mr. Blinman and 
another person from Pequet, were at Saybrook, and he ferried them 
over the river in a canoe, towards Pequett. In Feb., 1656, the Gen'l 
Court of Conn't, appointed Mr. Blinman, Mr. Warham, Mr. Stone, 
and Russell, to meet the "first fifth day of June, (then) next at Bos- 
ton, to confer and debate the questions formerly sent to the Bay 
Court, or our own," with other divines from other Colonies, &c. In 
May, 1657, the Gen'l Court ordered the inhabitants of Mistick and 
Paugatuck, to pay Mr. Blinman his dues for the last year's service. 
(Co/. Rec.) In May, 1667, Capt. Denison confessed he had wronged 
Mr. Blinman, and had spoken corruptly, by saying Mr. Blinman did 
preach for Paugatuck and Mistick being a town before he sold his 
land at Mistick. Mr. Blinman remained at New London about eight 
years ; he then went to New Haven, where he is found in 1658, where 
the record says he was in want of corn, &c. ; from New Haven he 
went to Newfoundland, and returned to England. Mather says he 

* The first ministers of N. London. The Rev. Richard Blynman, was the first minister at Pe 
quet, (t\. L.,) he came there in 1648 or 50, and had the Pastoral care of the church until 16j8, 
when he removed to N. Haven. (See Blynman) 

Rev. Gershom Bulkley preached there for a time, and removed 1666. 

Rev. Simeon Bradstreet ordained there in 1666 or 7, returned to Boston; he d. in October, 
1683; Trum'l says 1670. 

Rev. Gurdon Saltnnstall, ordained there Nov. 25, 1691, he was elected Gov. of Conn't, in Dec, 
1707, and d. 1724, aged 59, (removed Jan., 1707.) 

Rev. Eliphalet Adams, ordained Feb. 9, 1709, d. 1753, aged 77. 

Rev. Mather Byles, ordained Nov, 18, 1757, dismissed 1768. 

Rev. Eph'm Woodbridge ordained Oct. 11, 1769, d. 1776, aged 31. 

Rev. Henry Channing, May 17 ; 1787, d. 

Rev..lames Hillhouse, 2d church, installed Oct. 3, 1722. 

Rev. David Jewett, 2d church, ordained Oct. 3, 1739. Dr. Trumbull says there seems to have 
been no church formed in N. London, until the ordination of Mr. Bradstreet, and probably nel- 
,«her Mr. Blynman or Mr, Bulkley ware installed or ordained in the New London church. 


" concluded his life at the city of Bristol, where one of the last things 
he did, was to defend in print, the cause of infant baptism." Miss 
Caulkins in her most excellent late History of New London, gives 
many new facts as to Mr. Blinman ; she supposes he was a native 
of Gloucestershire, where he had preached — that Cape Ann was 
probably named Gloucester in compliment to him — that he remained 
at Gloucester or Cape Ann about eight years — that he probably m. 
in this country, and that the registry of births at Gloucester, shows 
his wife was Mary — and the births of three children, viz., Jeremiah, 
b. 20th of July, 1642; Ezekiel, 10th Nov., 1643 ; Azarikam, b. 2nd 
Jan., 1646, (Azrikam.) He is first found at Pequet, (N. L.) at a 
town meeting, Nov., 1750 ; others came with him — he remained at 
N. L., until 1658, and the same year describes himself of New Ha- 
ven. When he returned to his native country, he went to Bristol, 
in Gloucester County — his son Jeremiah was found in this country 
many years after his father's return to England. {Miss Caulkins.) 
BLISS, THOMAS, Sen., though not an original proprietor in 
Hartford, had a house lot of 58 acres, and his son Tho's, Jr., had oae 
of 59 acres of land, and they Avere of the number of Hartford set- 
tlers, who had certain rights of pasture for cows and swine, &c., b}^ 
the courtesy of the town, not being original proprieters. Tho's, Jr. 
came to Hartford with his father's family, though lie appears to have 
been a man over 21 years of age at the time. Bliss Tho's, Sen., was 
located south of Little river, in the south-west part of the village of 
Hartford, his lot bounded north on Tho's Selden, east on Paul Peck, 
and west on the road to John Barnard's. Tho's Bliss, Jr., had a house 
lot south of his father's, bounded north on the lot of Tho's Bliss, Sen., 
east on Plenry Wakeley, and west on the road to John Barnard's, in 
1640. Tho's Sen's, wife was Margaret, and his children born be- 
fore he came to Hartford ; he and his son Thomas, Jr., were both orig- 
inal settlers, and probably removed to Hartford with Mr. Hooker's 
company or soon after in 1636, from Cambridge, Mass., after which 
his widow and most of her children removed to Springfield. Their 
children were Mary Bliss, who m. Robert Chapman of Saybrook, 
April 29, 1642, was probably a daughter of Tho's, Sen., yet it is not 
certain; Thomas, Jr.; Nathaniel, d. Nov. 8, 1654; Lawrence, d. 
1676; Samuel, d. March 23, 1720 ; John, d. Sept. 10, 1702 ; Mary, 
m. Joseph Parsons of Springfield, Nov. 26, 1646; Sarah, m. John 
Scott, July 20, 1659; Eliz'h, m. Serg't Morgan, Feb. 15, 1669; 
Hannah, d. Jan. 25, 1661 : all were probably by their ages born in 
England, and came with their parents to N. England. 


BLISS, THOMAS, Jr., known on the Hartford record as Thos. 
Bliss, Jr., son of Tho's, Sen., removed after the death of his father to 
Saybrook, where he m. Eliz'th, in Oct., 1644 ; from thence he removed 
to Norwich, about 1660, where his children are recorded, viz., Eliza- 
beth b. Nov. 20, 1645, b. at Saybrook ; Sarah, b. Aug. 26, 1647, b. at 
Saybrook ; Mary, b. Feb., 1649, b. at Saybrook ; Thomas, b. March 
3, 1651-2, b. at Saybrook, d. 1081, probably unmarried; Deliver- 
ance, b. Aug., 1655, b. at Saybrook; Samuel, b. Dec. 9, 1657, d. 
1731, b. at Saybrook; Anne, b. Sept., 1660, the 2d white child b. 
in Norwich; Rebeckah, b. March, 1663, all except the two last were 
probably b. in Saybrook, before he removed. Thomas Bliss was fined 
in 1646, two shillings for neglecting to train at Hartford. In 1663, 
he was made free at Norwicli with Tho's Adgatt, Simon Huntington, 
John Post, &c., from Norwich, and accepted by the Gen'l Court of 

BLISS, NATHANIEL, son of Thomas, Sen., removed from Hart- 
ford to Springfield, in 1645, (about a year before his mother Marga- 
ret removed there ;) he m. Catherine Cliapin, daughter of Deacon 
Samuel, Nov. 20, 1646. They had issue, Samuel, b. Nov. 7, 1647, 
d. June 19, 1749, aged 102 years; Margaret, b. Nov. 12, 1649, m. 
Nalh. Foot of Colchester, d. April, 1745 ; Mary, b. y' 23 of y'= 7th 
month 1651, m. Nath. Holcomb, Feb. 27, 1670 ; Nathaniel, b. y' 
27th of y' 1st month 1653, m. Deborah Colton Dec. 28, 1676, and d. 
without issue Dec. 23, 1736 ; Lydia, b. y' 29th of y' 8th month 1655. 

BLISS, LAWRENCE, (sou of Thomas, Sen.,) of Hartford, m. 
Lydia Wright, Oct. 25, 1654, and had issue, Lydia, b. Nov. 29, 
1655 ? d. March 27, 1656 ; Sarah, b. May 11, 1657, d. June, 1657 ; 
2d Sarah, b. April 4, 1658, d. 1059, Sept. 25 ; Samuel, b. June 7, 
1660, d. June 22, 1660; 2d Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1662, d. March 15, 
1733 ; Hannah, b. May 26, 1665, m. Capt. Tho's Colton, d. Nov. 6, 
1737; 2d. Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1667, m. Geo. Webster, Dec. 13, 
1695 ; Wm., b. April 28, 1670, d. March 15, 1733 ; Peletiah b. Aug. 
19, 1094, d. Jan. 2, 1748. 

BLISS, SAMUEL, son of Tho's, Sen., (called on Hartford record 
Samuel, Sen.,) removed to Spring.field ; he m. Sarah, daughter of 
John and Sarah Leonard, Nov. 10, 1664, and had issue, Hannal), b. 
Dec. 20, 1666, m. a Mr. Colton in 1691 ; Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 1668, 
d. Nov. 10, 1733; Mary, b. Aug. 4, 1670, m. Philip Smith Feb. 1, 
1687; Jonathan b. Jan. 5, 1672, m. Sarah Egglcston of Enfield, 
March 7, 1702, and removed to E. Windsor ; Martha, b. June 1, 
1674, m. Samuel Ely Nov. 10, 1697 ; Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1677 ; 


Experience, b. April 1, 1679, d April 7, 1697; Mercy, b. July 18, 
1680, m. John Ely Dec. 3, 1703 ; Ebenezer, b. July 29, 1683, d. 
Sept. 7, 1717; Margaret, b. Sept. 11, 1684, m. Samuel Colton of 
Longmeadow, Jan. 16, 1707, d. Jan. 19, 1736; Esther, b. 2d 1688, 
m. Henry Chapin of Chicopee, May 10, 1716. 

BLISS, JOHN, (son of Tho's,) of Longmeadow, m. Patience Burl, 
daughter of Henry, Oct. 7, 1667, and had issue, John, Jr., b. Sept. 
7, 1669; Nathaniel, b. Jan. 26, 1671 ; Thomas, b. Oct. 29, 1673, d. 
Aug. 12, 1758; Joseph, b. 1676, d. March 1, 1754, single; Han- 
nah, b. Nov. 16, 1678, m. Henry Wright May 24, 1705; Henry, b. 
Aug. 15, 1681, d. Nov. 30, 1684; Ebenezer, b. 1683, d. Nov. 4, 

BLISS, SAMUEL, of Norwich, Conn., son of Tho's, Jr. of Nor- 
wich, m. Anna Elderkin Dec. 8, 1681, (she d. 1748.) Issue, Thom- 
as, b. Sept. 1, 1682; Samuel, b. Nov. 13, 1684, d. Sept. 20, 1763, 
(the great-grandfather of Geo. Bliss, Esq. of Norwich, Sheriff of N. 
L. county ;) Eliz'th, b. Feb. 28, 1686, d. Aug., 1758 ; John, b. Oct. 
23, 1690, lived at Hebron, d. Feb. 1, 1741 ; Peletiah, b. Nov. 17, 
1697 ; Thankful, b. March 7, 1699. 

BLISS, SAMUEL, of Longmeadow, Mass., son of Nath., m. 
Sarah Stebbins, daughter of Tho's and Hannah Jan. 2, 1672; she 
d. Nov. 6, 1721 ; their children were Samuel, b. Aug. 10, 1677, d. 
single Aug. 31, 1692; Nath. b. Sept. 8, 1679, d. March 12, 1751 ; 
Sarah, b. Oct., 1681, m. Nathaniel Mighil of Westfield, Jan. 15, 
1702; Margaret, b. Nov. 23, 1683, m. Benj'n Cadey Jan. 31, 1701 ; 
Thomas, b. Aug., 1685, d. Sept. 4, 1767, had 6 daughters and no 
sons; Hannah, b, Aug., 1687, m. Eleazer Warren Jan. 9, 1707, of 
Springfield, d. April 15, 1711 ; John, b. Nov. 4, 1690, the father of 
Hon. John Bliss of Wilbraham, who was Col'l of the 1st Reg't of the 
Hampshire militia. Judge of Common Pleas Court, member of the 
Provincial Congress of Mass., held during the Revolution, member 
of the House of Deputies and of the Executive Council in Mass.; d. 
Oct. 8, 1784; Samuel, b. April 25, 1694, d. Dec. 21, 1724; Ebe- 
nezer, b. karch 4, 1696, d. Aug. 19, 1784. 

BLISS, SAMUEL, of Springfield, called on the records of the 
town, Samuel Bliss, 3d, son of Lawrence, m. Hannah Stiles Jan. 21, 
1686, and had issue, Hannah, b. May 1, 1689, m. James Warriner 
Dec. 24, 1713; Sarah, b. 1692 ; Lydia, b. Nov. 24, 1695, m. Na- 
than Collins of Springfield, Nov. 1, 1732; Samuel, b. March 20, 
170L His wife Hannah d. Dec. 8, 1704, and Samuel 3d m. for his 
2d wife, Elizabeth Brace of Hariford, Ct., Oct. 3, 1705. 


BLISS, WILLIAM, son of Lawrence of Springfield, m. Margaret 
Lombard, daughter of David and Margaret, Oct. 12, 1710; issue, 
William and Margaret, (twins,) b. July 1, 1711, the daughter d. ; 
2d Margaret, b. June 3, 1715, m. James Burt July 30, 1747 ; Abi- 
gail, b. July 10, 1717 ; Lydia, b. March 12, 1720 ; David, b. Dec. 
19, 1722. 

BLISS, PELATIAH, of Springfield, son of Lawrence, m. Eliz'th 
Hitchcock (daughter of Luke and Sarah,) April 21, 1098 ; she was b. 
1679, d. 1756 ; issue, Jonathan b. March 6, 1699, a physician, d. Oct. 
29, 1761, left no issue; Peletiah, Jr., b. March 3, 1701, (grand- 
father of Rev. Seth Bliss of Boston, secretary of Am. Tract Soc.,) 
d. Sept. 5, 1764; Eliz'th, b. Feb. 11, 1704, m. Josiah Day, son of 
Sam'l and Mary; Thankful, b. Jan. 31, 1706, d. Feb. 24, 1706; 
William, b. July 19, 1707, d. single 1727 ; Luke, b. Feb. 2, 1711, 
d. Sept. 23, 1761 ; Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1712, m. Wm. Pincheon, son 
of John, Dec. 14, 1738, d. 1796 ; Caleb, b. Feb. 16, 1717, d. May 
22, 1758; Moses, b. Aug. 6, 1720, d. Oct. 23, 1761. 

BLISS, THOMAS, of Springfield, son of Samuel, m. Hannah; 
issue, Hannah, b. Aug. 12, 1699, m. Hubbard of Brimfield, Dec. 1, 
1724; Samuel, b. March 5, 1701 ; Martha, b. Jan. 1703, m. Benja- 
min Parsons May 15, 1723; Tho's, Jr., b. April 20, 1704, removed 
to Brimfield, Mass. ; Ichabod, b. Dec. 19, 1705, removed to Brim, 
field, d. Aug. 16, 1766 ; Rachel, b. 1707, m. Nath'l Sikes Jan. 7, 
1729 ; Abel, b. Feb. 18, 1709, settled at Wilbraham, d. April 30, 
1762; Mary, b. 1710, m. Jonathan Sikes Jan. 16, 1731 ; Timothy, 
b. March 2, 1713, d. Aug. 18, 1769; Daniel, b. Jan. 21, 1715, grad- 
uated at Y. C. 1732, m. Phebe Walker of Stratford, Ct., in 1738, 
and settled at Concord, Mass., same year, (the father of Daniel judge 
at New Brunswick, who was father of John Murray Bliss, member 
of the Council and Chief Justice of a Court in that Province,) d. 
May 11, 1764; Edward, b. June 27, 1719; Eliz'th, b. Nov. 1722. 

BLISS, EBENEZER, of Springfield, son of Samuel, m. Mary 
Gaylord of Windsor, Conn., Jan., 1707; issue, Jedediah, b. Feb. 7, 
1709. (The father of Hon. Moses Bliss of Springfield, who gradu- 
ated at Y. C. in 1755, an eminent lawyer and Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas. His son Hon. Geo. Bliss, LL. D., of Springfield, 
graduated at Y. C, 1784, received his degree of LL. D. from Har- 
vard College in 1823, an eminent lawyer, and many years success- 
ively a member of the House of Representatives, Senate, and Exec- 
utive Council in Mass., d. 1830. The last was the father of Hon. 
Geo. Bliss of Springfield, who graduated at Y. Col., in 1812, and be- 


came as celebrated as his father.) Ebenezer, b. Aug. 17, 1710; 
Anne, b. July 27, 1712, m. Charles Brown ; Moses, b. Aug. 9, 1714, 
d. young; Mary, b. March 14, 1716, m. Isaac Brewer April 22, 
1736; Martha, b. Dec. 27, 1717, d. 1719. 

BLISS, JOHN, of Enfield and Lebanon, son of John, m. Ann 
'Terry in 169S; issue, Ann, Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1699 ; Hannah, b. 
1702 ; Ebenezer, and Azariah. 

BLISS, NATHANIEL, of Enfield and Lebanon, Conn., son of 
John, m. Mary Wright, 1697 ; issue, Nath'l, b. Nov. 16, 1698, d. in 
infancy; Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1701, and Joseph, b. 1704. 

BLISS, THOMAS, of Longmeadow, Mass., son of John, m. Mary 
Macrany ? May 27, 1714; issue, Mary, b. Dec. 4, 1715, m. Nicho- 
las Holbrook 1736; Thomas, b. May 30, 1719, m. Rachel Parsons 
1747; Henry, b. Dec. 5, 1722, d. young. Rev. John Bliss settled 
at Hebron in Oct., 1717, and was dismissed in 1734. 

BLISS, EBENEZER, of E.Windsor, m. Ann Gaylord, both of 
Windsor, 1744 ; he d. 1776. John and Ann Bliss Executors ; relict 
Ann. He gave his negro girl Patience, and one-third of all his per- 
sonal estate forever to his wife Ann, also one-third of his real estate 
to her for life. To liis daughter Ann Watson he gave all his lands 
in Colebrook, viz., to the heirs of her body begotten, and to their 
heirs forever. The remainder of all his estate he gave to his son 
John, by John's paying to his sister Ann Watson, £20; will dated 
March £8, 1768. Estate, £2139, 35. 2d. 

BLISE, THOMAS, (Rehoboth;) will dated 4 8^ 1649; exhibited 
in Court June 8, 1649. Issue, Jonathan, the wife of Tho's Williams ; 
Mary, wife of Nat'l Harman, son-in-law, Nicholas Ide ; son Nath'l. 
Inventory taken by Stephen Paine and P»,ich'd Bov/in, 1647 ; amount 
£117, 165. 4(Z. {His. Gen. Reg. No. 15, 1282.) Bliss, Geo., re- 
moved from Lynn to Sandwich, 1637 ; John, Northampton, 1658 ; 
Moses and Jonathan lawyers in Springfield, 1774. Bliss has three 
coats of arms in England, {Burk.) This family have produced sev- 
eral eminent men. 

BLISS, HESTER. In the old account book of Col. John Pynch- 
on of Springfield, it is noted that Mr. Pynchon made a contract with 
Hester Bliss at Boston, to serve him a year for £4, and began her 
service with him Nov. 1, 1658. He paid for her at Boston, 2^. to 
the " Pinnace Master " probably she had then arrived and owed the 
Pinnace master a balance of 25. for her passage. She was not of 
the Hartford family. She m. Edw'd Foster a servant in the family 
of Mr. Pynchon, Dec. 26, 1661. 

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BLISS, THOMAS, fined 25. for neglecting to train March 4, 
1646. Plaintiff in Court May, 1647, and Juror 1649. 

BLISS, THOMAS, Wm. Baccas, and John Birchard of Norwich, 
were accepted to be made free Gen'l Court Oct., 1663. 

BLISS, Goodman, is noticed on the Hartford town record Dec. 
6, 1642, to have three acres of land of John Sables in Hart'd. Tho's, 
Sen., was ordered two acres of land near Hoccanum pound, as the 
committee should appoint, and Tho's, Jr., two acres near said pound 
by the town. Eight of this name have graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege, twenty-one at Yale College, two at Brown University and three 
at Williams College. 

IT. This name in the person of Thomas, of Cambridge, freeman 
1636. Daniel Blodgett of Chelmsford, freeman 1652. Farmer no- 
tices that the name was anciently written Blogliead. This was not 
an early name in Conn. Thomas Blogget or Bloghead, was in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 1641, where he made his will. His children were 
Daniel, Samuel and Susanna. Tho's and Susan his wife had a daugh- 
ter Susan, b. at Boston 1637 ; Tho's d. 1639, probably son of Tho's, 
Sen. Samuel Bloget of Woburn free in 1690. Thomas Blogget, 
(glover,) aged 30, wife Susan aged 37, and sons Daniel aged 4, and 
Samuel one and a half years old, embarked in the Increase from 
London for New England, April 18, about 1635. 

BLODGET, DANIEL and JOSIAH, from Woburn, Mass., were 
first settlers at Stafford, Conn., about 1718, as were Samuel, Paul, 
Joshua and Benzin Blodget first settlers at Stafford, and most of them 
original proprietors of the Town. Two of the name have gradua- 
ted at Yale, and one at Cambridge College. Henry, of Suftield, m. 
Dorcas, and had Lois, b. April 6, 1731 ; Archippus, b. Aug. 16, 
1733 ; Elijah, b. Nov. 1, 1736 ; Dorcas, his wife, d. Feb. 25, 175- ; 
Roswell Bloget of E. Windsor, d. before 1782; Ebenezer Blodget 
d. and his widow Jerusha had dower set out to her before 1778, of 
East Windsor. Jerusha, widow of Ebenezer of Ellington, d. June 
11, 1822, aged 81 years. Josiah Blogot of Stafford, d. 1656 ; Mar- 
garet his relict — Inventory about £160. Job Blodget of (East) 
Windsor, d. 1758. Estate about £56. Elijah Blodget administra- 
tor gave bond with Josiah Blodget of Windsor, April 1759. Elijah 
Blodget of (East) Windsor, d. 1762 ; widow Hannah administratrix, 
April 1, 1762 ; Inventory exhibited in 1764, £113, Is. Id. Josiah 
of (East) Windsor, d. 1768 ; Abigail his widow administratrix ; in- 
ventory, £152, 12*. Id. 


BLOGGET, Dr. WILLIAM, of Plainfield, Conn., was probably 
at Plainfield as early as 1715, as he had practiced in his profession 
some years before 1721. He was highly approved of, as a Physi- 
cian in Plainfield and Canterbury, and in 1721 he applied to the 
Gen'l Court for license to practice medicine, with full proof of his 
good moral character, and the satisfaction of the people of the town 
aforesaid of his skill and success, but his petition was negatived on 
the ground that he was illiterate and should not be reckoned with 
the members of any learned profession. (See Dr. Simmers address 
before the Conn. Medical Society, 1851, p. 36. 

BLOOMER, and J. Scott of Long Island in 1663 had a contro- 
versy, and the Gen'l Court of Ct. appointed Mr. Wyllys and Matthew 
Allyn, to go to Long Island and settle the government on the west 
end of the Island as agreed at Hempsted in Feb., 1663, and settle 
the issue between J. Scott and Bloomer, and take in the Commis- 
sioners of those towns to regulate any disturbances there. Robert 
Bloomer in Conn., in 1664. Blomer two coats of arms. Blomer, 
or Bloomer, one. 

BLOER, BLOWER, Mr. PYAM, admitted freeman in Mass., 
March, 1689-90. Mr. Gilbert was permitted by the Gen'l Court, 
May, 1676, to transport thirty bushels of AVheat for Mr. Bloer to 
Boston, and 100 bushels for himself. The Council of Conn., Nov. 
4, 1675, granted Mr. Stevens of Salem and his company liberty to 
transport 100 bushels of corn for their families' supply ; and twenty 
bushels for Mr. Pyam Blores. Mr. Bloers was probably in Conn., 
but was a citizen of Boston or Salem. Has one coat of arms. 

BLOSS, JAMES, was voted not to be an inhabitant of Hartford, 
but he was allowed by the town to continue there until the spring 
of 1660. 

BLOIS or BLOSS, EDMOxND, had three lots at Watertown, 
Mass., in 1639 ; at Cambridge in 1641. The name is spelled on the 
Cambridge and Conn, records, Bloss, as it now stands recorded. 
Edmond removed to Conn., not as early as many other settlers. 
This name is now found in Litch'd County, Conn. Farmer notices 
EDMOND at Watertown, admitted freeman in 1639, and Francis 
freeman Camb'ge, 1641. Spelled at Watertown, Bloise, and Blois. 

BLOICE, RICHARD, Anthany Beers, Sam'l Benjamin, Sam'l 
Barnard, John Barnard, Jno. Bush, John Bigolough, took the oath of 
fidelity in Mass., in 1652. Samuel Bloss graduated at BroAvn Uni- 
versity, R. I. 1807. This name is now spelled Bloss in Conn. 

BLOIS, has one coat of arms. Bloss (Ipswich,) one, (Co. Suf- 
folk ; ) and BLOSS (Ireland,) two. BLOYS, has three. 


BOYSE, MATIIEW, made free in Mass., May 22, 1639. 

BLOYS, RICHARD, aged 18 years, son of Richard Bloys, de- 
ceased of Killingly, on the 1st of Aug., 1746, at New Hartford elec- 
ted Joseph Mackcutire of New Hartford for his guardian. 

BLOYCE, FRANCES, free 1641 ; also Joseph Boyse in 1642. 

BLUET, JOHN, of Enfield, d. in 1763 ; Nathaniel Prior adm'r. 
Three coats of arms. 

BLUMFIELD, WILLIAM, was freeman in Mass., 1635, and 
was an early settler in Conn. He was in the battle against the Pe- 
quot Indians in 1637 — was in the land division at Hartford in 1639. 
He resided in Hartford south of Little river, east of Ralph Keeler's 
in 1840. He had land at south meadow in Hartford 1642. He had 
a son John baptized at Hartford, Aug. 23, 1645, and Samuel b. July 
12, 1647, at Hartford, and other children. He was freed from train- 
ing by the Gen'l Court in 1657-8. In June 1663 he took an appeal 
in Court held at Hartford to the Gen'l Assembly. He sold a house 
lot in Hartford to John Hale before 1640. 

BLUMFIELD, RICHARD, had a son John baptized at Hartford 
Dec. 30, 1649. This is probably the name now known in Conn, 
and N. Jersey, as Bloomfield. Tho's Blumfield is noticed by Cof- 
fin and Farmer as of Newbury, Mass., in 1638, who removed to 
Woodbridge, N. Jersey, before 1668. His children were Mary, 
Sarah, b. 1643 ; John, b. March 15, 1646 ; Tho's, b. Dec. 12, 1648, 
Nath'l, b. 1651; Ezekiel, b. 1653; Ruth, b. 1659, and Timothy, 
b. 1664. These children were probably all born before Thomas 
removed to N. J. (Perhaps a brother of Wm. Blumfield who set- 
tled in Conn.) 

BLOOMFIELD, DANIEL, was of Newtown, L. I., in 165.5-6. 

BLOxMEFlELD has two coats of arms. BLOOMFIELD or 

Wm. Blumfield had four acres of ground where "the pound 
standeth East of the River," March 24, 1640. (This must intend 
west of the river, as there was probably no pound east of the river 
as early as 1640.) 

BLUNT, HANNAH, a member of the church at Plampton, Ct., 
May, 31, 1730. One of this name graduated at Harvard College 
in 1727. Rev. John Blunt of New Castle, was a relative of the 
Frosts, Pepperells, Wentworths, &c. Joseph and Nath'l Blunt, and 
Edward and George, of N. Y., are his descendants. Rev. John 
Blunt m. Sarah Frost as early as 1713. Mary Blunt of Andover, 
m. Henry Gray, May 3, 1699. Wm. Blunt was a freeman in An- 
dover, Mass., in 1691. Has one coat of arms. 


BLUSH, BENJAMIN, of Colchester, m. Mary, and had a son 
Jeremiah b. March, 1746. JOHN BLUSH, of Colchester, m. Ah- 
igail, and had Susannah, b. March 2, 1755. Abraham Blush, was 
one of the grantees of " Brattle's Close," in Boston, in 1698, where 
Brattle Church was located, in Brattle Square. Abraham Blush, in 
the list of those able to bear arms in Barnstable, New Plymouth, 

BOARDMAN, Capt. ISRAEL, of the Brig Derby, went from 
England to Pensacola, Florida, where he owned a plantation. His 
1st wife died there. He then moved to Stamford, Conn., where it is 
supposed his son William was born. His second wife, Miss Isabella 
Warriner, he married in Wethersfield, and returned to Pensacola, 
where he died ; his widow returned to Wethersfield. His children 
were : 

1. Betsey, died young at Pensacola. 

2. Charles, was in New Orleans about the year ISOO. 

3. Sally, married Thomas Hall. 

4. William, married Jennett Catlin, daughter of Mr. Ebenezer Catlin of 

5. Polly, married Cummings, and writes from Chelsea, England. 

The following was copied from a New Haven paper, at the His- 
torical rooms. "Just imported from Dublin, in the Brig Darby, a 
parcel of Irish servants, both men and women, to be sold cheap by 
* Israel Boardman at Stamford, 5th January, 1764." 

BOARDMAN, WILLIAM, 4th child of Capt. Israel of Stamford, 
b. March 2, 1763, m. Jennett Catlin, b. Aug. 25, 1765, m. March 
27, 1785. They had issue, Lewis Catlin, b. Feb. 17, 1786, m. So- 
phia Woodruff Dec. 1, 1814, d. Dec. 11, 1831, aged 53; Laura, b. 
July 23, 1788, m. Eli Wadsworth Sept. 24, 1809, d. 1844; Fanny, 
b. March 23, 1791, m. Wm. Webster, d. May 29, 1826; Catherine, 
b. Aug. 27, 1794, m. Leonard Winship, d, Jan. 22, 1816; Jane, b. 
March 20, 1801, m. Flavel Goldthwait Aug. 2, 1831, d. Nov. 9, 
1345; Wm. L., b. May 29, 1806; Flavel, d. March 3, 1836; 
Charles H. Boardman, b. Aug. 26, 1810, m. Nancy Maria Holmes 
Nov. 2, 1835; Mr. Wm., the father d. May 29, 1821 ; Mrs. Jennett 
his widow d. Dec. 14, 1849. The Boardmans of Fairfield County 
are descendants of this Capt. Israel Boardman. This family are 
not known as relatives either of William Boreman of Guilford, in 
1650, or of Samuel Boreman of Wethersfield, in 1640. 

Boardman or Bordman has but one coat of arms, viz., Ar. a chev. 

*See Israel Boardman son of Daniel; perhaps son of Israel, Jr. 


vert, bordured gu. Crest, A lion sejant, collared and lined or. Bor- 
man has three. Bourdman has one. Bowman has six. 

BORDMAN, ANDREW, Esq., deceased of Cambridge. Eliz'th 
Boardman daughter of W. H. Boardtnan of Boston, m. H. G. Otis. 
Ruth Bordman of Mass., m. John Higginson Dec, 1719. Thomas 
Boreman of Ipswich, 1648, about 1643, of Barnstable. Tho's Bore- 
man and John Bowman were taxed in the Plymouth Colony as early 
as 1633. Tho's Boreman freeman at Boston as early as 1634. 
Tho's Boreman freeman at Ipswich, 1682. Thomas Boreman of 
Salem, free 1682. Jacob Boreman of Ipswich, m. the widow of John 
Rogers in 1699. The name of Boorham is found in New Jersy, and 
the name of Boorman in the city of New York. 

BOREMAN, WILLIAM, was a plaintiff in Court in Hartford, 
Dec. 4, 1645, against John Stadder of Wethersfield. He appears to 
have been in the Conn. Colony for a time, though there is no evi- 
dence that he was a relative of Mr. Samuel Boreman of Wethers- 
field. William's name was not entered in the list of planters of Guil- 
ford, until 1650, and not on any list of freemen there ; he was un- 
married, or had no wife in Conn. Colony, or in Guilford. He died 
about 1659. <' At a Particular Court held at Guilford, the 6th of 
Febuary Anno 1661," (1662, present style.) "An inventory of the 
estate of Wm. Boreman was presented by Henry Dowde and Wm. 
Seward, with whom the said Boreman sojourned, and left the chief 
part of his estate in custody, when he went away and perished in his 
journey.'^ " The foresaid was proved in Court," and the just value 
thereof. '•' Mr. [Brayan] Rossiter requested on behalf of Thomas 
Dunk of Saybrook, and Daniel Butcher of Hawkhurst in Kent, Old 
England, brother-in-law to the said Boreman deceased, and so next of 
kin for aught that appears, that no alienation may be made of the 
estate so far as may occasion imparity of payment unto them or 
any that have just debts to claim from the estate after due trial." 
Daniel Butcher appears by the record to have been a brother-in-law 
of said Boreman ; he was then in England ; also by a letter found in 
his chest after his decease, this fact was confirmed. No evidence is 
found that he was in any way a relative to the Boreman family of 
Wetliersfield. Wm. Boreman is noted in June, 1654, on the record 
at Stratford, " that he and Samuel Barrett had been ordered to wear 
a halter." (Under rates of Stratford.) 

EL, Esq., was an Englishman ; he probably came to Ipswich, Mass., 
as early as 1637, and either married his wife Julian in England or 


Ipswich ; a letter now found in possession of one of his descendants 
of Wethersfield, dated 1641, (see letter,) from Samuel's mother to 
her son Samuel, was directed to him at Ipswich ] the exact time Mr. 
Borman removed from Ipswich to Wethersfield is not certain, his 
first child Isaac, was born at Wethersfield, Conn., Feb. 3, 1642 ; he 
probably was at Wethersfield, as early as 1641, with his wife Julian. 
It appears by the letter referred to above, that when Samuel left 
England, his father was living, as his mother writes her son " your 
Father hath been dead almost this two years" — that Mr. Samuel 
was married before he came to Wethersfield, his mother says at the 
close of her letter, " praying to God to bless you and your wife, un- 
to whom we all kindly remember our loves, your ever loving mother 
Julian Borman." It also appears by the letter that when Mr. Sam- 
uel left England, his father's family consisted of his father, his moth- 
er Julian, his brother Christopher, and five sisters. Few of the nu- 
merous descendants of the first settlers of New England, have pre- 
served as much evidence of their family in England, as is contained 
in this letter of the Borman family, in this well written (old red) let- 
ter of Julian Borman, the mother of the Bormans in Conn. Few of 
the first settlers of Conn, came here with a belter reputation, or sus- 
tained it more uniformly through life, than Mr. Borman. As early 
as Oct., 1646, he was a Juror, also in 1647, and in March, 1648, 
&c. In 1649, he was appointed by the Gen'l Court, to the office of 
Sealer of all measures and weights in the town of Wethersfield ; Mr. 
Borman was Deputy from Wethersfield to the Gen'l Court of the 
Colony, Oct., 1657, May and Oct., 1658, May, '59, May, '60, May, 
Aug. and Oct., 1661, May, '62, March, 1662-3, and many years af- 
terwards; {ew if any gentleman in the Colony, represented his town 
at the Gen'l Assembly as many sessions as Mr. Borman. He was 
a member of the grand jury of the Colony in May, 1660, and was 
nominated for an assistant in May, 1670. Distributor of the estate 
of Mr. Williams in 1662. In 1662, the Gen'l Court appointed Mr. 
Samuel Borman and Serg't Notl to notify those in Wethersfield, in- 
debted to the country in behalf of Mr. Cullick, to prepare payment, 
to enable the country to discharge such sums as should be charged 
by Gov. Winthrop, for procuring the charter for the Colony. Mr. 
Borman and James Steel, were appointed Oct., 1663, by the Gen'l 
Court, to lay out the bounds of Middletown, at the expense of the 
town. Mr. Borman, Mr. Chester, and Samuel Welles of Wether.s- 
field were appointed Oct., 1664, to dispose of the estate of Nath'^ 
Williams' wife, and pay the debts. Mr. Borman, Mr. Samuel 


Wyllys, Mr. James Richards, and Lieut. Samuel Welles, were de- 
sired by the Gen'l Court May, 1G65, to settle the difficulty between 
the Indians, v/ho dwelled about Middletown, and fix the bounds of 
the lands the Indians should have, in an equitable way. (See Col. 
Rec.) In Oct., 1660, a petition was pending before the Gen'l Court 
to settle a plantation at Thirty Mile Island, upon which the Court 
appointed a committee to view the place and dispose of it, as should 
be most suitable to attain the object ; Mr. Wyllys and Wm. Wads- 
worth, were of the committee for Hartford, Mr. Allyn and Edward 
Griswold, Mr. Treat and Samuel Borman for Wethersfield, and 
John Ilart for Farmington, with power to purchase such rights as 
the Indians owned there. (See Col. Rec. p. 3-54.) Borman of Weth- 
ersfield, and Nathaniel White of Middletown, (son of John White,) 
were desired by the Gen'l Court in 1665, to v;ew the land Goodman 
Higby petitioned for, and report to the Court in Oct., 1665. The 
before stated fully proves the standing which Mr. Borman held and 
sustained in the Colony until hit; death. Mr. Borman's name was 
uniformly spelt upon the Wethersfield records " Borman" and Bore- 
man until 1712, when the letter D was added to the name (Bordman ;) 
many years after, the letter A was added to the name, as now spelt 
by the family, (Boardman,) and by so doing have lost the coat of 
arms of their original name and family. That the name was Bor- 
man, is proved by the record, by the pronunciation of the name down 
to this day in Wethersfield. But the signatare of Julian Borman, 
in her letter to her son Samuel, in 1641, is strong, if not conclusive 
evidence that the original English name of the father and mother of 
Mr. Samuel, was Borman. (See her letter in note.) Coat of arms, 
Borman, (Devonshire and Somersetshire) has one, and two other 
coats of arms for the same name in England. Bordman has but one 
coat of arms, viz. Ar. a chev, vert, bordered, gu. Crest, A lion sejant 
collared and lined, ar. Samuel Borman d. about April or May, 
1673. The inventory of his estate was appraised by the selectmen of 
Wethersfield, May 2, 1673, at ^742, 15,s. His son Isaac is not 
named in the settlement of his estate, perhaps he had previously re- 
ceived his patrimony. 

BORDMAN, BENJAMIN, the 11th child, son of Daniel, Sen., 
had one son named Thaddeus, who lived on the west border of Mudge 
pond in Sharon. In 1786, the elder and younger Boardmans, of 
Sharon, sold their real estate to Frederick Lord, of Hartford, and 
went to the west. (SecJg.) 


*BORMAN, Mr. SAMUEL, an early settler at Wethersfield, 
wife Mary, had issue, Isack b. Feb. 3, 1642 ; Mary, b. Feb. 14, 
1644; Samuel, Jr., b. Oct. 8, 1648; (Joseph, b. March 12, 1050;) 
John, b. Jan., 1653, d. 1676; Sarah, b. March 4, 1655; Daniel, b. 
Aug. 4, 1658; Jonathan, b. Feb. 4, 1660; Nathaniel, b. April 12, 
1663 ; Martha, b. Aug. 12, 1666 : Mary the mother d. in 1684. Her 
Estate £257. His daughter Sarah m. Robins. 

BORMAN, ISACK, (son of Samuel, Sen., and Mary,) b. 1642, 
m. Abiah, and had issue, Isaack, Jr., b. July 21, 1666, d. 1719 ; Sam- 
uel, b. July 7, 1668; Thomas, b. Nov. 14, 1G71 ; Eunice, b. June 
29, 1682? Mr. Borman the father, d. May 12, 1719, in his 77th 
year ; his widow Abiah, d. Jan. 6, 1723. 

BORMAN, SAMUEL, Jr., b. 1648, m. Sarah Steele, daughter 
of Lieut. Steel, Feb. 8, 1682, and had issue, Mary, b. Nov. 13, 1683 ; 
Sarah, b. March 13, 1686, d. 17 days old; Hannah, b. June 27, 
1687, d. 1688 ; David, b. June 1, 1692 ; Joseph, b. April 6, 1695 ; 
Samuel, Jr., the father {Clerk.) d. Dec. 23, 1720, aged 72 years. 

BORMAN, DANIEL, 7th child of Hon. Samuel, Sen., of Weth- 
ersfield, was b. Aug. 4, 1658. He married Hannah Wright June 
8, 1683; Daniel the father d. 1724, aged 67 years; Hannah his wid- 
ow d. Feb. 25, 1746, aged 83 years; Daniel and Hannah had issue : 

1. Richard, b. Sept. 1, 16S4. 

2. Daniel, b. July 12, 1GS7, first minister of New Milford, d. Aug. 1744. 

3. Mabel, b. May 30, 16S9, m. Josiah Xicliols. 

*Th€ following is a copy of an original letter in 1641, by Julian Borman, to her son Samuel 
Borman, which was found carefully preserved by Wm. Bordman of Wethersfield, one of her 
7th generation. The place where dated cannot be deciphered, but it is evidently written in 

Good Sonne — I have receaved your letter ; whereby I understand, that you are in good health, 
for which I give God thanks, as we are all — Praised be God for the same. Whereas you desire, 
to see your brother Christopher with you, he is not ready for so great a journey, nor doe I think 
he dare take uppon him so dangerous a voige. Your five sisters are all alive, and in good health 
and remember their love to you. Your Father hath been dead almost this two years, and thus 
troubleing you no farthur at this time, I rest, praying to God to bless you and your wife, unto 
whome we all kindly remember our loves. 

Your ever loving mother, 
Obrydon "! the Julian Borman. 

oth of February, 

1G41. [Superscription.) 

to her very loveing Sonne 

Samuel Boreman 

Ipswich, in New England, 

give this with 




4. John, b. Nov. IS, 1691, d. Dec. 31, 1712. 

5. Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1693, m. John Abbe. 

6. Martha, b. Dec. 19, 1695, m. Sam'l Churchill. 

7. Israel, b. Oct. 6, 1G97. 

8. Timothy, b. July 5, 1699, d. 19th same month. 

9. 2d Timothy, b. July 20, 1700, d. Dec. 27, 17.53, at Wethersfield. 

10. Joshua, b. Nov. IS, 1702, went to Springfield. 

11. Benjamin, b. March 10, 1705, settled at Sharon, in 1742. 

12. Charles, b. June 13, 1707, d. Feb. 20, 1724. 

Daniel, Sen. above gave his son Joshua, his house at Wethersfield, 
and half his lands at Litchfield and New Milford, and his son Benj'n 
the other half of the same lands by will; his widow m. Treat for 2d 
husband and d. Feb. 25, 1746, aged 82. 

BORMAN, (Ensign,) JONATHAN, son of Sam'l, Sen., m. Mer- 
cy, daughter of John Hubbert of Hatfield, Mass., Oct. 22, 1685, and 
had issue, Mercy, b. July 4, 16S7 ; Joseph, b. April 18, 1690, died 
in 1692; Jonathan, Jr., b. May 16, 1697 ; Abigail, b. May 20, 1700, 
d. 1718 ; Hepsibah, b. Feb. 16, 1702 : Lieut. Jonathan the father, d. 
Sept. 21, 1712, aged over 51 years. 

BORMAN, SAMUEL, son of Isack, m. Mehitabel, daughter of 
Samuel Cadwell of Hartford, Nov. 5. 1696, and had issue, Stephen, 
b. Aug. 5, 1698; Moses, b. May 8, 1701; Mehitabel, b. June 20, 
1703; Abia, b. Nov. 19, 1704; Rachel, b. Nov. 16, 1706; Sarah, 
b. Sept. 7, 1708 ; Anna, b. July 16, 1710 ; Deborah, b. March 13, 
1712; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 22, 1713; Abigail, b. Sept. 3, 1717; 
Thankful, b. Nov. 15, 1719; Jonathan, b. Feb. 28, 1724; Moses 
settled at Middletown, d. about 1746, widow Silence, children, Sam- 
uel, Moses and Lucy. Supposed 2d m of Samuel, Jr. 

BORMAN, ISAACK, Jr., m. Rebecca, daughter of widow Ben- 
ton, Dec. 7, 1699, and had issue, Isaac, b. Sept. 11, 1700; Edward, 
b. Nov. 6, 1702; Josiah, b. June 30, 1705; Eph'm, b. Feb. 15, 
1711 : the father d. May 9, 1719, aged 53. 

BORMAN, THOMAS, son of Isaac, Sen., m. Mary, daughter of 
Nath'l Chittenton of Guilford, Ct., May, 1699 ; issue, Prudence, b. 
Aug. 15, 1700; Thomas, Jr., b. Oct. 19, 1707, at Wethersfield, d. 
aged 50.) 

BORDMAN, RICHARD, son of Daniel and Hannah, m. Sarah, 
daughter of Edward Camp of Milford, March 11, 1707, and had is- 
sue, Sarah, b. June 13, 1708 ; Gamaliel, b. Oct. 2, 1711, d. Sept. 17, 
1754; Mary, b, Sept. 19, 1719. (This is the first instance where 
the letter d is used in the name on the Wethersfield record.) 

BORMAN, NATHANIEL, son of Sam'l, Sen., m. Eliz'th, daugh. 


ter of Lieut. Return Strong of Windsor, April 30, 1707, and had 
Nath'l, b. Feb. 19, 1711 ; the father d. Nov. 29, 1712, aged 49. 

BORDMAN, DAVID, m. Abigail, daughter of James Treat, Dec. 
6, 1717. 

BORDMAN, THOMAS, son of Isaac, Sen., m. Sarah, widow of 
Abraham Kilbourn, Oct, 15, 1718, 2d wife ; his wife Sarah, d. Oct. 
17, 1719, and he m, for his 3d wife Hannah, widow of Wm. Butler, 
Dec. 24, 1729 ; Thomas d. aged 50. 

BORDMAN, ISRAEL, son of Daniel, Sen., m. Eliz'th, and had 
Alice, b. Aug. 10, 1718; Elisha, b. July 20, 1720; Israel, Jr., b. 
March 19, 1725. 

BORDMAN, TIMOTHY, son of Daniel, m. Hannah, daughter of 
Israel Crane, Dec. 21, 1721, and had Damaris, b. Nov. 11, 1722; 
Charles, b. Sept. 4, 1725 ; Timothy, b. Dec. 2, 1727 ; Hannah, b. 
Dec. 12, 1729 ; Eliz'th, b. Oct. 14, 1731, and d. Nov. 6, 1731 ; Dan- 
iel, b. Sept. 29, 1732; John, b. Aug. 6, 1735; Eliz'th, b. Oct. 5, 
1737 ; Seth, b. April 21, 1742; Olive, b. Nov. 3, 1745; Timothy d. 
Dec. 27, 1753, aged 54. 

BORDMAN, ISAAC, m. Eliz'th, and had Ichabod, b. Oct. 25, 
1725. Removed or died. 

BORDMAN, JONATHAN, son of Jonathan, m. Mabel, daughter 
of Jonas Holmes, June 30, 1725 ; issue, Jonathan, b. March 27, 
1726 ; Elnathan, b. Oct. 17, 1727; John, b. Dec. 5, 1729; Mercy, 
b. April 12, 1733; his wife d. Nov. 15, 1741, and he m. Elizabeth 
Beckley for his 2d wife March 10, 1743, and had Eliz'th, b. July 7, 

BORDMAN, JOSEPH, son of Daniel, m. Mary, daughter of Jo- 
seph Belding, Feb. 17, 1726, and had Mary, b. March 3, 1727 ; Sa- 
rah, b. Feb. 4, 1731 ; Eunice, b. Nov. 11, 1733; Hannah, b. April 
20, 1736 ; Levi, b. May 6, 1739 ; Rhoda, b. April 29, 1742; Sam- 
uel, b. Dec. 4, 1744 ; Abbigil, b. May 7, 1748 : Cornet Joseph, d. 
Jan. 19, 1771, aged 71 ; his wife Mary, d. April 30, 1769, aged 66- 

BORDMAN, NATHANIEL, son of Nath'l, m. Ruth Parker, Feb- 
28, 1783, and had issue, Nath'l, b. Jan. 25, 1734 ; Eliz'th, b. Sept. 
22, 1736 ; Sarah, b. Oct. 20, 1739; Return, b. Jan. 14, 1744; Ruth, 
b. Jan. 14, 1747. 

BORDMAN, ELISHA, son of Israel, m. Hannah Dix, Aug. 2, 
1739, and had Lucy, b. July 12, 1740; Olive, b. Feb. 9, 1743; 
Leonard, b. Feb. 1, 1746 ; Ozias, b. April 16, 1749. 

BORDMAN, GAMALIEL, son of Richard, m. Sarah Sherman, 
and had John, b. Feb. 9, 1740 ; Sherman, b. July 17, 1741 ; Esther, 
b. Dec. 22, 1743. 


BORDMAN, ISRAEL, son of Israel, m. Rebecca Meekins^ 
Aug. 4, 1746, and had Theodore, b, Dec. 22, 1746 ; Benajah, b. 
May 14, 1749; Elijah, b. March 31, 1752; Samuel, b. Jan. 24' 
1755 ; Rebecca, b. June 3, 1759. 

BORDMAN, JONATHAN, Jr., m. Martha Cole, June 13, 1754, 
and had Abigail, b. Oct. 22, 1755; Mercy, b. Aug. 2, 1757. 

BORDMAN, CHARLES, son of m. Abigail Still- 

man, and had Wm., b. Feb. 3, 1756; Rhoda, b. July 29, 1757; 
Abigail, b. March 20, 1759 ; Charles, b. Feb. 4, 1761 ; George, b. 
Nov. 22, 1762; Hannah, b. July 24, 1765; Sarah, b. April 13, 
1768 ; John, b. Nov. 17, 1770. 

BORDMAN, DANIEL, son of m. Eunice Bald- 

ing, June 29, 1756. 

BORDMAN, JOHN, son of m. Eliz'th Warner, 

and had Rebecca, b. July 27, 1760; Jason, b. Jan. 16, 1762; Me- 
hitabel, b. Aug. 26, 1763 ; Frederick, b. June 16, 1765 ; Ashbel, b. 
Sept. 13, 1767; Daniel, b. April 30, 1771. 

BORDMAN, SHERMAN, son of Gamaliel, m. Sarah Deming, 
April 16, 1761, and had John, b. May 11, 1764; Sarah, b. March 
6, 1768. 

BOARDMAN, ELIJAH, son of Israel, m. Nancy Deming, and 
had Lucy, b. Oct. 10, 1780. (This is the first instance where the 
letter a is used in the name of Boardman on the VVeth'fd record.*) 

BOARDMAN, Rev. DANIEL, son of Daniel and Hannah, was 
born at Wethersfield, July 12, 1687, O. S. He graduated at Yale 
College, in 1709 — he was called to preach the Gospel, {Record,) 
March 17, 1712, at New Milford, no church having been then formed 
there — he was ordained there in 1716 — he gave tone and character 
to the new settlement by his devotion and active service — he was 
the first settled minister, and died in the ministry with his people, 
Aug. 25, 1744 — he was twice married — he first married Hannah 
Wheeler of Stratford, and by her had one daughter, Hannah, who 
m. a Mr. Dayton, and had a family : some of her descendants are 
now living. Rev. Mr. Boardman's first wife d. June 20, 1719, and 
Nov. 1, 1720, he m. for his second wife, Mrs. Jerusha Seeley, of 
Stratfield, or Poquannock Parish, widow of Mr. Ebenezer Seeley, by 
whom she had one son, named Eben'r ; this son of hers was brought 
up and educated in the family of Mr. Boardman, and afterwards 
lived and died in Kent. Mrs. Boardman was one of nine daughters 

•Thus far is the entire record of Wethersfield, of this family to 1790 ; it is probable some 
children have pot been recorded, and families left the town. 


of Deacon David Sherman of Poquannock, all of whom were respect- 
ably married, most of whom left children, but had no sons. Mrs. 
Boardman was b. June, 1693, and d. Aug. 30, 1777. Mr. Board- 
man by his 2d wife had issue: 

1. PENELOPY, b. Dec. 26, 1721. This daughter m. Dr. Riverius Carring- 
ton, who lived and d. at New Milford, Sept., 1753 : by this marriage Dr. Car- 
rington had a son Daniel, who died in infancy; Anne, m. T. S. Hayes, and had 
a numerous family; she d. 1799. Solomon, the son of Dr. Carrington, lived 
and died in New Milford, and left a family; Penelopy, the mother d. Oc,. 13, 

2. TAMAR, b. March 26, 1723, she m. Rev. Nath'l Taylor, Feb., 1749, and 
had issue, John Boardman, d. in infancy ; Urania, who m. Daniel Everet, Esq. 
a lawyer at New Milford, Jan. 1, 177S, where he had a family, and died. 

Nathaniel, b. April 7, 1753, he m. Anna Northrop, April 31, 1774. 

Gen. Augustine Taylor, m. Miss Huldah Canfield, May 5, 1782, and lived in 
Sharon, but died in New Milford, and left children, Wm., and others. He was 
Maj. Gen'l, and commander of the' militia at New London, in the war of 1812. 

Tamar Taylor, b. May 9, 17S6, m. Nicholas S. Masters, Esq., a lawyer of 
great promise ; she had two sons and one daughter, (all now deceased.) 

Taylor, Col. Wm., m. Abigail Starr, of Danbury, Dec. 3, 1786, and had sev- 
eral children, of whom Dr. Geo. Taylor of N. Milford, is one ; Maria, m. S. Can- 
field, and Lawrence, now living. 

3. MERCY, b. Feb. 9, 1725, m. Gillead Sperry, and became the mother of one 
son and five daughters, viz., Jared, Esther, Penelopy, Mercy, Hannah, and Ma- 
bel ; Esther m. Joseph Wheaton, and afterward Julius Stone, and had children 
by both, and lived to her hundredth year. Penelopy m. G. Stone. Mercy m. 
Sylvester Wheaton, and was the mother of the Rev. Dr. Wheaton of Hartford. 
Hannah m. Mr. Fitch, and Mabel m. Mr. Bolt ; some of these families resided 
at Norwalk. 


6. JERUSHA, b. May 4, 1731 , m. Rev. Dan'l Farrand, of Canaan, Ct., Oct. 20, 
1755, and had four sons and five daughters, Nancy, Pamelia, Daniel, Philo, Es- 
ther, Lucia, David Sherman, Urania, and Nath'l. Philo and Nath'l, d. young. 
Daniel graduated at Y. C, in 1781, and became a distinguished lawyer and a 
judge of the Sup'r Court, in Vermont. He m. a daughter of Col. Porter of Hav- 
erhill, N. Hampshire, and had nine daughters. Daughter Pamelia, m. Hon. 
Stephen Jacob, of Windsor, Vt., a judge of the Sup'r Court of that state. Lucia 
m. Dr. Kinsman, of Vt., but died soon after. The other daughters of Hon. Dan- 
iel, never married. 

DAVID SHERMAN, son of Jerusha, m. a daughter of Judge 
Bacon, of Stockbridge, Mass., and is probably now living in western 
N. Y.; all the other children of Jerusha Ferrand are deceased. 

SHERMAN, Esq., the 4th child, and only son of the Rev. Dan- 
iel Boardman, of N. M., was b. Aug. 2, 1728, O. S., (13th, N. S.) 
He m. on the 4th of Dec, 1755, N. S., Sarah Bostwick, eldest daugh- 


ter of Nath'l Bostwick, Esq., of N. Milford, she was b. Sept. 8, 

and had issue, viz., 1. Daniel, b. March 4, 1757; 2. David, b. Oct. 

3, 1758, and d. Nov. 11, 1766; 3. Hon. Elijah, b. March 7, 1760; 

4. Esther, b. Jan. 29, 1762 ; 5. Hon. Homer, b. Oct. 10, 1764, d. 
1851 ; 6. Orinda, b. July 22, 1767 ; and 7. Hon. David Sherman 
Boardman, b. Dec. 8, 1768 : Orinda d. Sept. 13, 1777 ; he d. July 
19, 1814, aged over 85 years; when he was 68 years old, he had 
held for 47 years some office during that period, either civil or mil- 
iary, from either the state or town, and was 21 sessions a member of 
the Gen'l Assembly, and was one of the best men of his generation. 

BOARDNAN, Maj. DANIEL, son of Sherman, m. on the 4th of 
Nov., 1797, Miss Hetty More, of N. York, by whom he had three 
sons and thi'ee daughters, three of which are now living. Major 
Boardman died Nov. 3, 1833 — he graduated at Yale College, 1781. 
He was a member of the Gen'l AssemJ)ly of Conn., May, 1790, and 
Oct., 1792, before he removed to N. Y. — he was an extensive mer. 
chant in the city of N. Y., where he died a gentleman of large estate. 

BOARDMAN, Hon. ELIJAH, resided in N. Milford; he married 
Mary Anna Whiting, daughter of Dr. Wm. Whiting of Great Bar- 
rington, Mass., Sept. 25, 1792, by whom he had six children, three 
sons and three daughters — one son, Hon. Wm. W., and two daugh- 
ters still survive. He was elected six times a member of the lower 
house of the Gen'l Assembly of Ct., twice in 1803, twice in 1804,^n 
May, 1805, and May, 1816. In May, 1817, and May, 1818, he was 
elected an assistant in the upper house. In May, 1819, when the 
new Constitution went into operation, he was chosen to the Senate of 
the State, and continued tliere until elected in May, 1821, to the Sen- 
ate of the U. States. He occupied his seat in the Senate during the 
two sessions of the 17th Congress, having been elected for six years; 
he died, while holding the office, at the town of Boardman, in Ohio, 
upon the 18th day of August, 1823. 

ESTHER, the 4th child of Sherman, m. Jonathan Burrall, Esq., 
of Canaan, on the 5th day of Feb., 1792. Mr. Burrall d. in Feb., 
1805. She m. for her 2d husband May, 1810, Matthew Marvin, Esq., 
of Wilton, Conn. He d. in June, 1842; by her first marriage, she 
had one son, who d. in infancy. She lived to an advanced age and 
d. after 1850. 

BOARDMAN, Hon. HOMER, 4th son and 5th child of said Sher- 
man Boardman, and Sarah his wife, m. Amarillys Warner, only 
daughter of Capt. Elizer Warner, of N. Milford, and had three sons 
and four daughters. One daughter d. in infancy; Orinda m. Dr. 


Vanderburg, of N. Y. ; three of his daughters are yet living, and his 
eldest son Rev. Charles Boardman. One son d. aged 16, and the 
youngest, Dr. Daniel H., d. at the age of 31 years. Hon. Homer 
represented N. Milford in the Gen'l Assembly, in Oct., 1805, May 
and Oct., 1818, and was a member of the State Senate in 1829 and 
30 — Elector of President and Vice President, in 1824 — he was also 
assessor for Litchfield County under the law of the U. States, laying 
a direct tax during the war of 1812, with G. Britain, and was for 
many years a Justice of the Peace — he d. in 1851. 

BOARDMAN, Hon. DAVID SHERMAN, the 5th son, and 
youngest of the family, was graduated at Y. College, Sept., 1793 ; 
admitted to the bar in Litchfield County, in March, 1795. He m. 
Charlotte Taylor, of N. Milford, an only sister of Dr. Nath'l W. 
Taylor, of N. Haven, May 18, 1806 ; had seven children, only two 
of whom are living — he has been a member of the Gen'l Assembly 
nine sessions, the last in 1829, and the first in 1812 — Justice of the 
Peace 32 years, from 1803, to 1835 — Judge of Probate, from 1805 
to 1821 — and chief judge of the C. Court, (then styled) five years, 
from 1831, to '36 — he was a finished scholar, and well read lawyer — 
he is yet living in advanced life, and was present at the annual com- 
mencement of Yale College, in July, 1852. 

* BOARDMAN, TIMOTHY, of Wethersfield, 9th child of Dan- 

* Joshua and Timothy Boardman, brothers, sons of Daniel, were active men. Joshua re- 
moved to Springfield, and Timotliy settled at Wethersfield. They were large landholders in 
Maine, the west side of Broad Bay, and Gen. Kno.x's land thirty miles square, lay east of the 
Bay, opposite their lands. His title was from Waldo, who brought with him several German 
families from Germany, and located them on Boardman's lands, and left (hem, saying to them, 
that one Boardman was the owner, and that the heirs of the owner had given up all expecta- 
tion of holding it. They held by no title except Waldo's putting in possession. Boardman's 
title was first purchased of the Indians by John Brown, twenty-five miles from Pamaquid, and 
eight miles wide. Another deed to Nath'l Stillraan and Timothy Boardman, from Wm. Husly 
and Mindvvell, his wife (before marriage, Mindwell Pearse,) of all the lands owned by them 
from their great-grandfather, John Brown, and their grandfather, Richard Pearse, at New Har- 
bor, Miscongus, and Damascotte, &c., in the province of Maine, by warrantee Deed, Dated, Dec- 
12, 1732, for the consideration of £400. Also all the lands of Nath'l Hamblin, and Mary. 
(Pearse,) his wife, to Nathaniel Stillman and Gersham Nott, of all their lands from their great 
grandfather John Brown, and grandfather Richard Pearse, at the places aforesaid, and all their 
other land east of the County of York. Alsou deed from Eleasan Stockwell, and Sarah his 
wife, (Pearse,) for X400, to Timothy and Joshua Boardman of the lands aforesaid, deed dated 
Oct. 17, 1732, which they owned from their great-grandfather Brown, and grandfather Richard 
Pearse, and many other deeds to said Boardman ; one for eight miles square. Wra. Frazier 
son-in-law of Timothy Boardman, had three-quarters part of one eighth of a tract of land 
thirty by twenty-eight miles in breadth. The remainder was the property of said Boardmans, 
the deeds of which are now on record at York, Maine. This valuable tract of Country, was 
finally lost by the two actual and rightful owners, by suffering Waldo's and other trespassers 
to hold it by possession ; which lands are now worth several millions of dollars. 


iel, b. July 20th 1700, m. Hannah Crane, daughter of Israel Crane, 
Dec. 21, 1721. Issue: 

1. Mary Ann, b. 1722, m. Alexander Frazier, of Wetliersfield, 1749. (Child- 
ren of Frazier, Alexander, Charles, and William.) 

2. Charles, b. 1725, Sept. 4, m. Abigail Stillman, Aug. 7, 1753, 

3. Timothy, b. Dec. 27, 1727, m. Jemima Johnson, of Middletown, Nov. 14, 
1751. Settled at Middletown. 

4. Daniel, b. 1729, m. Sarah Foot, 1753, of Wethersfield ; settled in Pittsfield. 

5. John, b. 1730, m. and settled in Jericho, Mass., 17G0. 

6. Hannah, b. 1732, m. Jonathan Dickinson, "Wethersfield, 1754. 

7. Betsey, b. 1740, m. Jonathan Brigden, Middletown, 1764. 

8. Seth, b. April 21, 1742. 

9. Olive, b. Nov. 3, 1745, supposed m. Judd. 

The father died Dec. 27, 1753, at Wethersfield, aged 53. His 
widow died Feb. 20, 1780, at her son Daniel's, in Pittsfield, now 
called Dalton, aged about 80. 

BOARDMAN, CHARLES, 2d child of Timothy, b. Sept. 4, 
1725, in Wethersfield, m. Abigail Stillman, Aug. 7, 1753, issue : 

1. William b. Feb. 3, 1756. Died at Sea, Sept. 1775. Lost. 

2. Rhoda, b. July 29, 1757; m. Joseph Stillman, of Wethersfield. 

3. Abigail, b. March 20, 1759, m. John May of Wethersfield. 

4. Charles b. Feb. 4, 1761, d. at Sea Oct., 17S0. Lost. 

5. George, b. Nov. 22, 1762, m. Miss Hanmer, and settled in Schenectady; 
now living in Hamilton, New York, 1S51. 

6. Hannah, b. July 24, 1765, m. Jesse Churchill, of Hubbardston, Vt.; d. Dec. 
10, 1S04. 

7. Sarah, b. April 13, 176S, m. Josiah Francis, of Pittsfield, Mass. 

8. John, b. Nov. 17, 1770, m. Abigail Goodrich, of Wethersfield; settled in 
Albany. She d. April, 1S43. 

9. Mary, b. Oct., 31, 1772, m. Norman Smith, of Hartford, Nov. 23, 1795; 
settled in Hartford; d. Aug. 3, 1820. 

Charles Boardman the father, d. at Wethersfield, Aug. 12, 1793, 
aged 68. Mrs. Abigail Boardman, his widow, died at Hartford, 
Aug. 3, 1818, aged 85 years. 

BOARDMAN, Capt. GEORGE, fifth child of Charles, b. Nov. 
22, 1762, m. Miss Mary Hanmer, of Wethersfield, settled in Sche- 
nectady, New York, and had issue : 

1. Clarissa, m. John Vedder, of Skenectady, New York. 

2. Mary H. m. Rev. Mr. Hotchkiss, New York. 

3. Francis M., m. Doct. Douglass, Milwaukie. 

4. Eliza M., m. Rev. Mr. Eaton, Hamilton, New York. 

5. William, m. at Albany. 

Mary had one son, born after his father's death. The father Capt. 
Geo., is now residing with the Rev. Mr. Eaton in Hamilton, N. Y., 
aged 88. 


BOARDMAN, JOHN, eighth child of Charles, born Nov. 17, 
1770, married Abigail Goodrich ; settled in Albany, issue : 

1. Charles, d. at Elmira July 22, 1847, aged 53 years. 

2. John, Jr., d. at Albany March 14, 1834, aged 25 years. 

3. George S., b. 1796, now living at Cazenovia, New York. Clergyman. 

4. Wm. G., b. ISOO, now living at Albany, New York. 

5. Mary Ann, b. 1S05, now living at Albany with her father. 

6. James S. b. 1812, now living at New York City. 

Mrs Abigail Boardman the mother died at Albany, April, 1843. 

BOARDMAN, TIMOTHY, third child of Timothy, Sen., born 
Dec. 27, 1727, m. Jemima Johnson, Nov. 14, 1751 ; settled in Mid- 
dletown ; issue : 

1. Timothy, b, Jan. 20, 1754; d. 1838, at Middlebury, Vt. 

2. Oliver, b. April IS, 1756; d. two days old. 

3. Oliver, 2d, b. June 5, 1757; d. three months and three days old. 

4. Oliver, 3d, b. Ang. 2, 1758; d. July 28, 1S26, at Hartford. 

5. Elisha, b. June 11, 1760; d. Dec. 28, 1838, at New Haven. 

6. Mary, b. April 29, 1762; d. May 25, 1790, at Middletown. 

7. Elizabeth, b. April 17, 1764; d. Oct. 28, 1828, at Hartford. 

8. Joseph, b. Oct. 13, 1767; d. Sept. 26, 1846, at Middletown. 

9. Sarah, b. April 30, 1770 ; d, July 2, 1847, at New York. 
10. William, b. June 27, 1773, living in Middletown, aged 79. 

Mr. Timothy Boardman the father above died of small po.x, May, 
5, 1792, aged 64 years. Mrs. Boardman his widow died Dec. 30, 

BOARDMAN, TIMOTHY, first child of Timothy 3d, b. Jan. 20, 
1754, m. Sept. 28, 1783, Mary Ward of Middletown ; settled in 
West Rutland, Vt. Died April 5, 1838, aged 84, issue : 

1. Hannah, b. and d. about 10 years old. 

2f Timothy m. Sarah Tupper ; settled in Middlebury, Vt. (His children, 
Darias, Sarah, Ann, Timothy T., Hannah, Levi P., Lovisa, Norman.) 

3. Mary, m. Robert Barney of Rudand. (Children, Robert, Joseph, Chloe.) 

4. Samuel W., m. Ann Gilbert; settled in Castletown, Vt. (Had children, 
George Nye, Charles, Samuel, and Gilbert.) 

5. Elijah, m. Mary Foot; settled in Rutland, Vt. (Had children, William, j 
Samuel, Henry, Horace.) , 

6. Charles G., married Submit Watkins, Rutland, and had children, Ellen, 
Carlos, Josephine, Jeraldine, Francis, Henry. 

7. Betsey, m. Martin Foot; settled in Middlebury, Vt , and had issue, Ma- / 
rietta, Almira, Eliza, Jerusha, Martha J., Betsey, Henry Martin. 

BOARDMAN, OLIVER, fourth child of Timothy 2d, b. Aug. 
2, 1758, m. Sarah Danforth, May 1, 1781 — settled in Litchfield — 
moved to Hartford, Aug., 1795; issue: 

1. Sally, b. Feb. 21, 17S2, m. Simeon Stedman, Nov. 24, 1808 ; lives at Wis- 
consin, and has children. 


2. Tho's Danforth, b. Jan. 21, 17S4, m. Elizabeth B. Lewis, May 28, 1812; 
resides in Hartford. 

3. Oliver, b. Aug. 2G, 17S.5, d. single, Feb. 31, ISll, at New Haven. 

4. Sherman, b. July 10, 17S7, m. Henrietta Richards, of N. London, May 
29, 1817. 

5. Mary Frothingham, b. March 28, 1790, d. young, May 11, 1822, at Hart- 

6. Daniel, b. Feb. 1, 1792, d, Sept. 23, 1799, at Hartford. ' 

7. Martha Danforth, b. Dec. 19, 1793; above born at Litchfield. 

8. Jerusha, b. April 16, 1796, b. in Hartford, lives in New York. 

9. Timothy, b. April 20, 179S, d. Feb. 24, 1825, at New York. 

10. Fanny, b. April 20, ISOO, m. Job Chandler, of New York, April 6, 1831 ; 
lives in New York; has three children. 

11. Daniel Elisha, b. Sept. 5, 1802, d. Aug. 26, 1803. 

Sally, Tho's D., Oliver, Mary Fi'othingham, Daniel and Martha 
D. were born in Litchfield, Conn. Sherman, was born at Rocky 
Hill, in Wethersfield. Jerusha, Timothy, Fanny, and Daniel Eli- 
sha, were born in Hartford. 

BOARDMAN, ELISHA, fifth child of Timothy, born June 11, 
1760, m. Mary Wright, May 29, 1783. He was many years Post 
Master of Wethersfield ; removed and died at N. Haven; children : 

1. Horace Wright, b. June 13, 1784, d. Feb. 16, 1792. 

2. Laura, b. Oct. 31, 1787; resides in New Haven, single. 

3. Mary Wright, b. Jan. 26, 1794, d. Aug. 10, 1813. 

4. Eliza, b. Aug. 13, 1797, m. Dr. John H. Kain Aug., 1819. Mrs. Kain d. 
Jan. 2, 1846. Dr. Kain d. March, 4, 1849, leaving a daughter, Mary L., wife 
of Professor John Brocklesby, of Hartford, and a son Wm. Claiborne. Settled 
in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

5. Emmeline Francis, b. June 12, 1799, m. C. J. Boardman, Rutland, Vt. 

Mr. Elisha Boardman the father, d. Dec. 28, 1838, aged 78 y'rs. 
Mrs. Mary Boardman his wife, d. Jan. 31, 1817. 

BOARDMAN, MARY, sixth child of Timothy 2d, b. April 29, 
1762, m. Ebenezer Frothingham, Jan. 16, 1790, of Middletown. 
She d. May 25, 1790. He was killed in Oct., 1790, while in the 
wilderness with Gen. Harmar, in Ohio. He removed to Marietta, 
Ohio, after he married. 

BOARDMAN, ELIZABETH, b. April 17, 1764, d. in Hartford. 
Oct. 28, 1828, 7th child of Timothy, aged 64 years, single. 

BOARDMAN, JOSEPH, of Middletown, 8th child of Timothy, 
b. Oct. 13, 1769, m. Anna Meigs Sept. 26, 1798 ; issue : 

1. Giles M., b. Aug. 5, 1799, m. Emeline J. Newton, Nov 9. 1830. Had no 

2. Joseph Dixwell, b. Feb. 1, 1S02, d. June 1836. 

3. Timothy, b. June 2, 1804, d. June 17, 1S04. 


4. Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 19, 1S06, m. Rev. Edward R. Tyler, July 10, 1830, 
She lives in New Haven. 

5. Abigail Dobson, b. April 11, ISOS, d. Nov. 16, 1S26, single. 

6. Elizabeth Goodwin, b. May 1, 1810, m. Geo. W, Whittlesey, June 25, 
1840. Lives in New Milford. 

7. Henry Elisha, b. Dec. 26, 1813. Lives in Middletown. 

Mr. Joseph Boardman the father, d. Sept. 26, 1846, aged 77. Mrs. 
Anna Boardman, his wife, d. Dec. 12, 1826, aged 47. 

BOARDMAN, SARAH, 9th child of Timothy, b. April 30, 1770, 
m. Rev. Joseph Washborn, Aug. 18, 1795. Settled in Farmington ; 
children, Maria Sally, b m. Sam'l Tinker; 2d, m. Rev. Ho- 
ratio Brinsmade, of Newark, New Jersey. Joseph, b. d. 

young. Horace Boardman, b. m. Miss. Munger — lives in 

New York. Eliza, b. d. at Norfolk, Virginia, unmarried. 

Rev. J. Washborn d. at sea, Dec. 25, 1805. His widow afterwards 
m. Elijah Porter. She d. July 2, 1847, in N. Y., aged 77 years. 

BOARDMAN, WILLIAM, 10th child of Timothy, b. June 27, 
1773, m. Mary Orsborn, Sept. 14, 1799; issue: 

1. Wm. Augustine, b. June 15, 1800 ; m. Eloisa Stannard, in May, 1S24; d. at 
Apalachicola, March 4, 1837. 

2. Horace E., b. Jan. 1, 1804 — unmarried. 

3. Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1805 ; m. Sam'l W. Griswold, Sept. 19, 1833 ; she lives 
in Middletown. 

4. Caroline, b. Dec. 9, 1806, d. Sept. 23, 1815. 

5. Timothy, b. Nov. 24, 1S08; m. June, 1833, to Julia Stratton.-^ Lives in 

6. Charles, b. Jan. 2-5, 1812. Lives in Middletown, single. 

BOARDMAN, DANIEL, son of Timothy, b. 1729; m. Sarah 
Foot, of Wethersfield, 1,753 ; settled in Pittsfield, (now Dalton, 
Mass.) Second wife, name unknown. Third wife Miss Scott j 
children, viz., 

1. Anna, m. Mr. Wing, of Hinsdale, Mass. 

2. Olive, m. Mr. Donaghue. Settled at Crown Point, New York. 

3. Daniel, m. Miss Olds, of Dalton, Mass. 

4. Israel, no account of him. ^ 

5. Charles, m. Betsey Chamberlain, of Dalton; d. in 1812. / >^? i//*^^ J 

6. Polly, m. Nathan Hibbard, of Pompey, New York, '"r o^,^^-^ ? J, 

7. Sarah, m. Aaron Cooley, of Pittsfield, Mass. '^' '■^^'^ '' ' ■ ' 

Daniel Boardman, the father, d. at Dalton, March 24, 1812, ao-ed 
83. Mrs Boardman his widow, d. April 25, 1827, aged 86. 

BOARDMAN, DANIEL, 3d child of Daniel, lived in Dalton, 
Mass., m. Miss Olds, of Dalton — had six sons and seven daughters. 
He d. April 25, 1834, aged 65. 

Mrs. Boardman, d. Sept. 11, 1846, aged 68. 


BOARDMAN, Rev. WILLIAM J., eldest child of the above 
Daniel, married Miss Hawks of Goshen, Mass. ; settled in North 
Haven, Conn., over the church formerly Doct. Trumbull's — after- 
wards over the Congregational Church in Northford, where he d. 
Oct. 1, 1849, aged about 55. 

BOARDMAN, JOHN, 5th child of Timothy 1st, b. in Wethers- 
field, 1730 — settled in Jericho, now Hancock, Mass. — then removed 
to Stephentown, New York, after which he lived with his son John 
inRensellerville, New York, where he d. April 26, 1817, aged 87. 
He had three sons named Timothy, John and Silas — a daughter who 
m. Ichabod Buck — settled in the State of Pensylvania, and had a 
family of ten children, viz., 

1. Timothy, son of John, settled in Westerloo, Albany County, New York. 
Had one son John, and eight daughters, who all m. and left children, but one. 
Timothy the father, d. Oct. 21, 1S23, aged 62 years. 

2. John, son of last Timothy, settled in Rensellersville, New York — had three 
sons, viz., John, "William D., and Calvin E., and six daughters, five of whom 
are still living. John the father, d. Oct. 24, 1848, aged 82 years and 7 months. 
John his son lives in Rensellerville — has two sons and no daughters. Wm. D. 
lives in Coxsackie, New York — has two sons and two daughters. Calvin E., 
lives in Cairo, Green County, New York — had an only son. The mother of the 
above is yet living, over 70 years old. 

3. Silas, son of John, settled in Westerloo, Albany County, New York — had 
three sons, viz., John, Silas and Electus, and six daughters, all living in and 
about Rochester. 

Silas, the father, d. Aug. 7, 1823, aged 56. His widow d. and 
was buried, June 10, 1851. 

BOARDMAN, SETH, son of Timothy, Sen, b. 1742, m. Miss 
Fosdick, of Wethersfield ; d. Feb. 25, 1831, aged 89 years, child- 
ren ; Seth, Simeon and Mary Ann. Seth lived in Attica, in 1809, 
and in Canandaigua, in 1811, Mary Ann m. in Canandaigua. 
Another daughter m. C. V. Boughton, of East Bloomfield, N. York ; 
and another, Mr. McKinsey, of the same place. One son went to 

BOARDMAN, JOSHUA, of Mass., 10th child of Daniel, Sen., 
b. Nov. 18, 1702, in Wethersfield; d. in Sandisfield, Mass, April 
28, 1772, aged 70 years. Supposed to be the father of Mrs. Han- 
nah Higby, who d. July 2, 1800, aged 72 years ; also Rev. Ben- 
jamin Boardman, b. 1732, and Elizur Boardman, b. 1737, at Sandis- 
field, d. June 6, 1790, aged 53 years, who had three children, viz., 
Edward, b. Dec. 8, 1778; Jeduthan, b. 1781, d. Aug. 13, 1829, 
48th year of his age. Dennis went to Canada. 


Edward had a son Lyman, b. April 17, 1803, living in Sandis- 
field, who had five children. 

* BOARDMAN, Rev. BENJAMIN, son of Joshua, gave his es- 
tate in Hartford, to his nephew, Jeduthan, who afterwards was known 
by the name of Benjamin J. Boardman. Jeduthan d. suddenly, 
Aug. 13, 1829, in the 48th year of his age. 

*" Rev, Benjamin, son of Joshua, b. 1732, at Sandisfield, Mass. 
Graduated at Yale College, 1758. — Tutor in Yale College, 1760. — 
Settled in Middle Haddam, Conn., Jan. 5, 1762 — dismissed, 1783. — 
Installed over the South Congregational Church, Hartford, May 5, 
1784 — was Chaplain in the American army, at Roxbury, Mass., in 
the war of the Revolution. He was called the great gun of the 
gospel at Hartford. 

*Rev. Benjamin Borman, of Hartford, will dated Dec. 14, 1801. He died Feb. 8, 1802, aged 
71. He gave his wife Anna the use of all his estate, real and personal, during her natural life 
and widowhood. After her decease, he gave the remainder to his nephew, Benjamin J. Board- 
man, who lived with him, and to his heirs forever. His two servants, Sterling and Tom, he 
manumitted and made free, after the decease of himself and his wife. He ordered his Ex'rs to 
pay Sterling for his fidelity in his service §33, and to Tom .$5.00. He appointed Tho's Y. Sey- 
mour, Esq., and Benjamin J. Boardman, his ex'rs. By a Codicil to his will, dated Jan. 9, 1802, 
he gave his wife $500 dollars in cash forever. He also provided that his servant, Sterling, who 
was aged and infirm, should remain in his dwelling-house during his life, :is a reward for his 
fidelity. Inventory, dated March 12, 1802, being §8,1 30. 

• Rev. B. Boardman had no children. When Benjamin his nephew was a boy ten or twelve 
years of age, Mr. Boardman gave him ten dollars in money. About two years after he en- 
quired of the boy what he had done with the money he gave him. He replied, he had pur- 
chased sheep, and the sheep were then worth ijio. He replied to the boy, you will do to have 
property, and I will give you all mine if you will call your name Benjamin, and come and live 
with me. The result is in hia will. 

* The following was copied from his monument in the Center Church Yard, Hartford, viz., 

Sacred to the memory 
of the Rev. Benjamin Boardman, 
formerly. Pastor of the church in 
Middle Haddam, and the late Pastor 
of the South Church in this town. 
He died, February 8th, A. D. 1802, 
in the 71st year of his age. 

The grave of , 


Relick of 

Rev. Benjamin Boardman, 

and formerly Relick of 

Rev. Stephen Hosmer, 

of East Haddam, 

who died, Dec. 9, 1809, 

aged 92. 



BORDMAN, Cornet JOSEPH, b. 1695, son of Samuel, Jr., 
and grandson of Samuel, Sen., of Wethersfield, d. Jan. 19, 1771, 
aged 76 years ; his wife Mary d. April 30, 1769, aged 76 years. 
They had children, viz., 

1. Mary, b. March 3, 172G, who m. Hezekiah Wells. 

2. Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1730, who m. John l^obbins. 

3. Eunice, b. Nov. 11, 1733, who m. Hosea Harris. 

4. liannah, b. April 20, 173G, who in. David Goodrich; has descendants in 
Stockbridge, Mass. 

5. Levi, b. May 6, 1739, who m. Esther Boardman. 

He d. March 22, 1782, aged 43 years. Esther his widow after- 
wards m. William Warner, Nov. 11, 1784, and d. Sept. 1, 1797, 
aged 54 years. 

6. Rhoda,b. April 29, 1742, who m. Francis Hanmer. 

7. Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1744, who m. Naomi Butler. 

8. Abigail, b. May 7, 174S, who m. Joseph Butler, and has descendants in 
Pittsfleld, Mass. 

BOARDMAN, LEVI, son of Joseph, m. Esther Bordman, April 
23, 1761, had children, viz., Joseph, b. March 5, 1763, and d. Oct. 
4, 1775 ; Levi, b. Jan. 30, 1765, m. Elizabeth Warner, and d. May 
20, 1S08, aged 43 years; Elizabeth his widow, b. Nov. 22, 1773, 
and lives in Sheffield, Mass., with her son. Sarah, b. Dec 21, 
1766, and d. Feb. 7, 1768 ; Simeon, b. Nov. 9, 1770, and d. July 
25, 1775 ; Joseph Simeon, b. May 3, 1780 — he d. by shipwreck, hav- 
ing been driven ashore on Long Island, during a severe storm when 
all on board were lost, during the night of Nov. 13, 1827. 

BORDMAN, SAMUEL, (son of Joseph,) m. Naomi Butler, and 

had issue, Samuel, d. at sea, aged 18 years ; Anna, b. June m. 

Joseph Talcott, and resides in Madison, New York, and has child- 
ren ; Butler, d. at sea, aged 25 ; Abigail, b. Oct. 1, 1785, m. Rich- 
ard Deming, and has children ; Julia, b. July 31, 1787, now unmar- 
ried ; Eunice, b. May, 1790, m. Chauncey Deming, and lived at 
Wethersfield, had children, and d. 1844; Sally, b. June, 1792, m. 
David Warren, had children, resides in E. Hartford. 

BOARDMAN, JOSEPH SIMEON, son of Levi, m. Lucinda 
Canfield, of Salisbury, Conn., and had children, viz., 

1. William, b. Feb. 25, lb05, m. Mary Francis, reside in Wethersfield and 
have children. 

2. Hannah, b. April 2, 1S07, m. Mason Holmes, and afterwards John A- 
Clarke, both of Chester, Conn., and have children. 

3. Joseph Canfield, b. May 4, 1S13, is a Physician, and resides at Trenton, 
New Jersey. 

4. Luciuda Maria, b. Jan. 3, 1S20, rn. John Daniels, of Chester, and now of 
Brooklyn, New York, and have children, Lucinda, d, March, 1S50, as?ed 64 years- 


BOARDMAN, LEVI, son of Levi, m. Eliz'th Warner 1790, had 
children, viz., 

1. Henry, b. Jan. 2, 1791, d. Nov. 26, 1S2-3. 

2. William, b. Aug. 15, 1792, lives in Sheffield, Mass. } Both 

.3. Levi, b. July 2S, 1795, lives in Sheffield, Mass. 5 have children. 

Since 1740, or about that time, the name of Boardman came into 
the town of Preston, Conn., (tradition says from Wales.) He ap- 
pears to have m. and had a son whose wife was Mary, by wl;iom he 
had four children, viz., John, Jonas, Elijah, and Mary, and the fath- 
er died and left Mary his widow. Benj'n Coit, who m. Abigail Bill- 
ings in 1753, she having d. Jan. 27, 1760, Mr. Coit m, this widow, 
Mary Boardman, for his second wife May 28, 1760, and had four 
sons and three daughters by the 2d marriage. John Boardman above 
b. at Preston, removed from Preston, Conn., to Troy, N. Y., when 
that flourishing city was in its infancy, 1793, and became one of its 
founders ; he d. there in June 4, 1813 ; he m. Clarinda Starbuck, a 
native of Nantucket, in 1800, and had children, viz., Wm. Coit 
Boardman, (Troy, N. Y.) m. Rosina L. Cox, of Washington, D. 
C. ; Caroline Francis, d. early ; Christopher Columbus, (now dead,) 
m. Clara Francis Guillod of London. He removed from Troy to N. 
York City, and d. in 1838, and left Clara Frances an only child, 
who yet survives. Henry Augustus, a clergyman in the city of Phil- 
adelphia, pastor of the 10th Congregational Church ; he m. Eliza 
Beach Jones, of Charleston, S. C, and has five children now living; 
Mary Ann, resides in Troy, New York ; Clarinda the mother d. 
March 2, 1846, in her old age. 

BOARDMAN, JONAS, a brother of John and Elijah, I have no 
account of, only that he m. and had children, and moved to Nor- 
wich, Vt. Jonas deceased many years since, and left a large family. 

BOARDMAN, ELIJAH, was b. at Preston, Sept. 25, 1753 ; m. 
first Miss Coit, and had children, viz., 

1. Fanny, who m. Mr. Abel, and had several children. 

2. Mary, who m. Mr. Page. His wife d. and he m. for his 2d wife Sabrina 
Crocker, of Andover, Sept. 29, 178S, and had issue; 3. Elijah Henry, b. July 
12, 1789; 4. John, b. March 12, 1791 ; 5. Eliza Crocker, b. Aug. 22, 1792, at 
Bennington, Vt. ; 6. Wm. Coit, b. Oct. 22, 1794, d. Feb. 7, 1817; 7. Clarinda, 
b. and d. young; Elijah removed either from Preston, or Andover, Conn., to 
Bennington, Vermont, and from thence to Whitesborough, New York. 

BOARDMAN, ELIZA, C, b. 1793, daughter of Elijah, m. Mr. L. 
Clerc, A. M., a French gentleman who returned with Mr. T. H. Gal- 
laudet from France, and with him became one of the founders and 
teachers of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, at Hartford, Ct., where he 
has spent his life in that most useful employment, learning the dumb to 


talk, and the deaf to hear; being a mute himself, and his intelligent 
and amiable wife also. They have children, viz., 

1. Elizabeth, m. George W. Beers, son of Hon. S. P. Beers, of Litchfield; 
liad two children. 

2. Helen, d. young. 

3. Francis, m. Jerusha S. Perry, Clergyman at St. Louis, Mo. 

4. Charles, unmarried. 

5. John, died young. 

G. Sarah, m. Hon. Henry C. Deming, Counselor at Law, Hartford ; has two 

BOARDMAN, WILLIAM C, a brother of Rev. Henry Augustus 
Boardman, of Philadelphia, now lives in Troy, New York. He m. 
Miss Rosina Lausdale Cox, of Meridian Hill, in the District of Co- 
lumbia, and has a son Henry Lausdale. 

BOARDMAN, JOHN, son of Col. Elijah, of Whitesborough, re- 
moved to Huntsville, Ala., and d. in Miss., about 1844, aged 44 

BOARDMAN, ELIJAH H., son of Col. Elijah, also removed to 
Huntsville, and d. in Miss., 7 years since. About 1845, he m. 
Lucretia Miller, of Utica, N. Y., and had a daughter Caroline, who 
now lives with her mother in New York. 

BOARDMAN, MARY, daughter of Col. Elijah, m. Rev. Mr. 
Pomeroy, of Northington, Mass., and d. without issue. 

BOARDMAN, JOHN, brother of Col. Elijah, removed first 

from Preston, Conn., to Lansingburgh, N. Y., about 1789 or '90, 
and from thence to Troy, in 1793, and was of the firm of Boardman 
and Hillhouse, and Boardman and Morgan, and became one of the 
leading and influential citizens, and one of the largest and most for- 
tunate and successful merchants in Troy. It will be noticed tha^ 
the first of this name at Preston, d. there as early as 1760, and that 
Mary his widow, m. Benjamin Coit for her 2d husband, and Mr. 
Coit's 2d wife, May 28, 1760, so that her four children by her first 
marriage, viz., Jonas, John, Elijah and Mary, were all b. before 

1760, and her first son Henry Coit, by her 2d marriage Avas born in 

1761. The Preston family have proved a fortunate and respectable 
family. There appear to have been in Conn., four distinct families. 
Mr. Samuel Borman, of Wethersfield, who was the first ; William 
Boreman, of Guilford ; Capt. Israel Boardman, of Stamford ; and the 
one who came to Preston, who wrote his name Bordman. I find no 
record evidence that these four first families were relatives. I give 
this imperfect sketch of this branch of the Conn't Boardmans, for 
want of time to explain farther. One family of descendants of this 
stock, now reside in the town of Griswold. 


BOWEN, J03IAH, of Wethersfield, m. Susannah, daughter of 
Wm. Clark, Nov. 9, 1694. He was lost at sea in a storm, in the 
autumn of 1703. 

BOWEN, THOMAS, was made free at Hartford, May, 1658. 
Thomas Borne, of Middletown, d. 1711. 

BOURN, HENRY, of Barnstable, Mass., 1040. 

BOON or BOEN, DANIEL, d. at Wethersfield, 1693. He ap- 
pears to have been interested in the vessel " Sea Flower,'' of South- 
old, L. I., .£139, 6s. 8d. ; also an interest in the " Sloop Adventure," 
and gave his estate to Terza Hubbard, of Southold, L. I. It is sup- 
posed these are all of the same name, but differ in the spelling upon 

BOARN, JOHN, of Middletown, m. Hannah Bacon, Oct. 1677 ; 
children, Ann, b. Feb. 3, 1680 ; John, b. Jan. 1, 1681-2, d. 1704 ; 
Tho's, b. Jan. 23, 1685 ; Joseph, b. Feb. 17, 1687; Frances, daugh- 
ter, b. Feb. 16, 1692 ; Nathan, b. Feb. 1, 1689. 

Sarah Bowin, of Wethersfield, m. Zachariah Bunce, or Bunge, 
June 13, 1753, and had a daughter Sarah, b. March 8, 1755; W'm, 
b. 1757, James in 1760 ; Richard, 1766, and Simeon, 1768. 

Joseph, son of John Boarn, m. Eliz'th, daughter of John and Eliz- 
abeth Martin, Dec. 2, 1710, and had issue, John, b. Sept. 16, 1711 ; 
Eliz'th, b. April 7, 1713 ; Joseph, the father, d. March 3, 1713-14. 

John Boarn the first, was first at Wethersfield, but is found at Mid- 
dletown a few years after its first settlement. 

BOURNE, NEHEMIAH, freeman in Mass, 1641. 

BOWEN, GRIFFIN, freeman Mass., 1639. 

Bowen has six coats of arms. 

BOURN, EBENEZER, of Marshfield, Mass., son of Thomas, d. 
there, Sept. 20, 1723. Several of this name have lived and d, at 

BOWEN, HENRY, Roxbury, Mass., free 1689. 

Bowen has been a good name in Rhode Island. 

BOWEN, HENRY and JOHN, of Roxbury, Mass., were origi 
nal signers for settling the town of Woodstock, Ct., in 1683. 

Henry Bowen, Jonathan Smithers, John Frissel, Mathew Davis 
Nathaniel Gary, Tho's Bacon, John Marcy, Peter Aspenwall, Ben- 
jamin Griggs, Geo. Griggs, John Lord and Ebenezer Morriss, were 
the thirteen first settlers of Woodstock, from Roxbury, Mass., in 
April, 1686. John and Henry Bowen both signed the agreement to 
move and settle Woodstock, in 1683. Henry Bowen d. at Wood- 
stock, in the 90th year of his age, March 13, 1723-4. Bourn Geo. 


of Windham, 1740; his wife Elizabeth d. there, Feb. 6, 1742, and 
his son Benjamin d., Jan. 14, 1742. 

Farmer mentions Garrett Bourne, Boston, about 1640, and had a 
son John b. there, 1643. Henry Scituate, 1637, removed to Barnsta- 
ble ; John, Salem, 1637; Nehemiah, Boston, freeman 1641; mem- 
ber of the ar. co., 1638 — a shipwright ; Richard, of Lynn, 1637. 
He notices Bowen Griffith, Boston, freeman 1639. Bowinge Tlaom- 
as, Marblehead, 1648 — perhaps three distinct families and names. 

BOCKER, WILLIAM, at Hartford, 1640. 

BODGE, EDWARD, letters of Administration granted on his 
Estate to Geo. Smith, and W. Adams, Aug., 1784, Hartford. Wm. 
Bodge, of Portsmouth, b. 1787. 

BODINGTON, WALTER, (Budington,) of Groton, Ct., d. there 
in 1689. There was also his nephew Walter, Jr., administrator of 
his estate. This name now is, and for many years has been In 
New Haven County, and is now called Budington. 

Capt. Samuel Buddington, of Stratford, Ct., at a late period. Rev. 
William I. Budington, Charlestown, Mass. 

BOLGWAY, FRANCHWAY, a French boy, in whom Edward 
Turner had an interest, which interest the Gen'l Court allowed Tur- 
ner in 1667, to transfer for twelve years to atiy person in the Conn. 
Colony, if approved by two assistants. 

BOWLES, JOHN, is the first of the name found in this country; 
the exact time he came is not found ; he with his wife Dorothy, were 
admitted to the church in Roxbury, in 1640, probably soon after they 
went to Roxbury. He had much to do with the free school at Rox- 
bury, and one of its founders. The family refer back in England, 
to the 14th century, to find their ancestors, to Swineshead and Hough, 
in Lincolnshire, and to Oldfield Bowles, of North Aston, who m. 
Gertrude, daughter of Sir Richard Bamfylde, in 1768, for his 1st 
wife, and a daughter of Sir Ab'm Elton, Bart, of Cleardon Court 
Somerset, for his 2d wife, &c. This may be so, and John Bowles, 
of Roxbury, a descendant of the same family. He proved one of 
the best early settlers in Mass., as have many of his descendants 
since. He appears to have had no children by his wife Dorothy, 
she d. in 1649, and he soon after m. Eliz'th Heath, and had issue, 
Elizabeth, b. June 2, 1651 ; Isaac, b. 1652; John, b. June, 1653; 
and Mary, 1655 ; his 2d wife d. in 1665. John Bowles of the 5th 
generation, from John, Sen., of Roxbury, son of Joshua and Mary, 
removed to Hartford, Conn., where he was a baker ; he d. and left a 
family at Hartford. 


BOWLES, SAMUEL, son of Joshua, and brother of John, who 
was the great-grandson of John and Dorothy Bowles, the first of the 
name at Roxbury, Mass., was b. Aug. 4, 1762 ; Samuel learned his 
trade of Pewterer, in Boston, where he m. Sarah Harris. About 
1785, he removed to Providence, R. L, and about 1790, removed 
with his wife and two children, to Hartford, Conn., and continued his 
trade for a few years, and then kept a store in Burr Street, where 
he resided ; he died on the east side of Burr Street, March 31, 1813. 
Samuel and Sarah's children, were Samuel, b. 1786, d. young ; 
Ralph H.,'b. 1787, d. at Hartford, July 2, 1828 ; 2d Samuel, b. 
1788, d. young; John, b. June, 1789, moved to Mass.; Sarah H., 
b. March 27, 1792, d. at 18 years; 3d Samuel, b. 1793, also d. an 
infant ; Josiah H., b. 1796 ; 4th Samuel, b. June 8, 1797, and Adelia^ 
b. Dec. 13, 1800, where she now resides; Samuel, the 8th son, and 
4th Samuel of Samuel, was i gentleman of talents, and for several 
years edited a political paper at Hartford, but a few years since he 
removed his family to Springfield, Mass., where he again became 
an editor of his own political newspaper successfully, and died at 
Springfield, in 1851, highly respected by his acquaintance. John 
Bowles, the son of Joshua, b. at Boston or Roxbury, in 1759, settled 
at Hartford before his brother Samuel, and died at Hartford, Sept. 
24, 1808. He left children ; his daughter Diedama, m. 1st Bolles, 2d 
Philemon Canfield, Esq., and resides in Hartford, also Joseph A. 
Bowles, of Newark, N. J., and others. Rev. Ralph Bowles, nephew 
of Samuel deceased, of Spring'd, is yet of Hartford. The Bowleses 
of Hartford, are descendants of John Bowles, Sen., of Roxbury, Mass., 
in all cases where the name is spelt with w, and where the name is 
spelled Bolles, are descended from Thomas, of New London. 

BOWLES, RICHARD, (or Vowles, or Fowles, Richard,) was 
made free of the corporation and sworn to the office of constable, for 
and within the plantation of Greenwich, for the year, or until a new 
one should be chosen, by order of the Gen'l Court of Conn., Oct. 9, 
1662, and at a session of the Gen'l Court, (Oct.) 8, 1663, he was 
appointed constable for the town of Hastings, and Commissioner Bud 
ordered to give him his oath. Oct. 12, 1665, he is found a deputy 
to the Gen'l Court, also in May, 1669 ; he was an important and effi- 
cient man in the Colony. This name has been decyphered from the 
original record, Bowles, Vowles, and Fowles, the last was probably 
his name, as the last name is yet found in the vicinity of Rye, and 
neither Bowles, or Vowles, have been found there since. 

BOLLES, THOMAS, came to New London , and was there as 


early as 1G71. The precise time he came to N. L. is not kno^vn ; 
one of his brothers d. at Boston without issue. Tho's settled at N. 
L., at the solicitation of Mr. Winthrop, who was then Gov. of Conn., 
(after 1656.) He offered ten young apple trees to each man who 
would settle there. Mr. Bolles had his ten trees, and set them near 
what is now the north-east part of the city ; some of the trees were 
in bearing within the manhood of a grandson of Tho's Bolles, Sen., 
who lived to be over 90 years of age. Tho's purchased a place 
called Bolles Hill, where he died May 26, 1727, aged 84 years; he 
m. Miss Wheeler, of Stonington, July 1, 1669, and had issue, Joseph, 
Mary and John. He then dwelt about one mile north of the village 
of N. L., in a log house adjoining a large rock, which rock yet re- 
mains to mark to his posterity, the fatal spot of their ancestor's dwell- 
ing-house, and where his wife and two of his children were mur- 
dered. His son John, was born in August, or Sept., 1676, and when 
nine months old was the only one of the three children who survived ; 
the murder of his mother, brother and sister had taken place, and 
John then an infant was found weltering in his mother's blood. Mr. 
Tho's Bolles left his family to go to N. L. ; during his short absence 
a boy by the name of Stoddard, about 16 years old, whose father 
lived about one mile north of Bolles' house, at a place yet called 
Stoddard's Neck, on the Thames, came to the house of JVlr. Bolles, 
and requested the loan of some article, which Mrs. Bolles refused 
him, and she expostulated with him for his dishonesty, in pilfering 
small articles ; he became enraged and went to the wood-pile, pro- 
cured the ax and returned to the house where she was sitting vvith 
her infant (John) in her lap, combing her hair. Stoddard gave her 
a fatal bl jvv upon her head vvith the edge of the ax ; he then killed 
the two older children, Joseph and Mary, who were playing upon 
the rock near the house, and spared only the infant. Mr. Bolles 
soon returned and found his family in this horrid condition. He 
was first examined and acquitted. An Indian was then arrested 
taken to Hartford, and tried once and again, but finally acquitted. 
More than a year after, Stoddard was left at home by his parents to 
take charge of his little brother, while his father and mother went 
to an Indian po ' ow, at Groton, to sell cakes; Stoddard to rid him- 
self of the care of his brother, killed the child, (or supposed he had,) 
and immediately set off for the town to tell the magistrates to give 
the alarm, that the Indians had killed his brother : on the way he met 
two men ; one returned with him to the house, and the other to the 
town to give the alarm. It resulted in charging Stoddard with the 


murder of his brother, which he confessed. He was then charged 
with the murder of Mrs. Belles and her children, which he also con- 
fessed, for which he wa? tried and executed at Hartford. The afflic- 
tion was so severe, that Mr. Bolles never m. a 2d time. He was a 
gentleman of respectability, and a Justice of Peace, he d. May 26, 
1727, reputed to be aged 84 years. His son John was put with his 
aunt Bennet to nurse, afterwards of Norwich. July 3, 1699, John 
Bolles, the only living son of Tho's, m. Sarah Edgcomb, and had 
eight sons and two daughters, viz., Joseph, John, Tho's, Samuel, 
Ebenezer, Patience, Ziphorah, Isaiah, Enoch and Joshua. Sarah 
his wife, d., and he m. for his 2d wife Eliz'th Wood, and had issue, 
Mary, Christiana, Eliz'th and Samuel. John Bolles the father, d. 
Jan. 7, 1767, aged about 90 years; his wife d. March 1, 1777. 

ENOCH, son of John and Sarah Bolles, m. Hannah Moore, in 
1738, and had issue, Enoch, Jr., Jonathan, d. young ; David, 2d Jon- 
athan, Asa, Jesse, Deacon John, Isaiah, settled at Newark, N. J. ; 
Nathan and Richard. Their mother d. March 17, 1765, aged 47, 
and Enoch m. for his 2d wife, Lucy Wheeler, and by her had Han- 
nah, Lucy, Naomi and Susannah. Enoch the father, d. Dec. 3, 
1800, aged 85 years, and Lucy his 2d wife, d. March 21, 1812, aged 

BOLLES, ISAIAH, son of Enoch, b. May 26, 1754, m. Eliz'th 
Tillotson, July 1, 1776, and had issue, JRalph, b. March 7, 1777; 
Ephraim, b. Jan. 14, 1780; Dan, b. April 1, 1782, d. aged 2 years. 
He removed to Hebron. Betsey, b. there, or at N. L., Oct. 22, 1784 ; 
Nathan, b. Feb. 17, 1786 ; Aaron, b. May 25, 1788, d. in 1808, on 
the Island of Martinique ; Fanny, b. Feb. 26, 1790 ; Nancy, b. June 
30, 1793; John, b. June 30, 1795, d. an infent ; Wm., b. March 17, 
1797. Isaiah, d. April 4, 1847, aged 92 years, 10 m. and 9 days. 
Eliz'th, wife of Isaiah, d. May 11, 1843, aged 88 years. 

BOLLES, EPHRAIM, m., and had Ma^•y Francis, b. Aug. 25, 
1811, d. 1849; Isaiah and his wife moved to Newark, N. J., April 
or Sept., 1830. 

BOLLES, JOSHUA, son of John and Sarah, of N. L., m. Joanna 
Williams, and had ten sons and five daughters, viz., Samuel, Sarah, 
(d. young,) Ezra, Joshua, Jr., William, Alpheus, Elijah, Elisha, 2d 
Sarah, Mercy, Hezekiah and Jeremiah, Patience, Zippora, Ebenezer. 

BOLLES, EBENEZER, son of Joshua, b. at Bolles Hill, N. L., 
July 13, 1764 ; he m. Abigail Penfield, of N. Haven, Dec. 20, 1789. 
He removed to Litchfield, in 1788, and d. there Aug. 28, 1826. He 
had seven sons and one daughter, viz., Samuel Penfield d. young ; 


Eben W., 2tl Samuel P., Joshua, d. young; George, Henry, Mar- 
garet C. and William, five of whom emigrated to the state of Indiana. 
Samuel P., remains at Litchfield and was Town Clerk there from 
1836 to 1840. 

BOLLES, JOHN, NATHAN and RICHARD, sons of Enochs 
and grandsons of John and Sarah Bolles, of N. L., removed to Hart- 
ford ; their brother Isaiah settled at Newark, N. Jersey; Jesse set- 
tled at Woodstock ; David settled at Ashford ; 2d Jonathan settled in 
Stonington, and was the father of Benj'n, and two sisters, who now 
reside in Hartford; another son of Jonathan, Job S. Bolles, settled 
and d. in Georgia. 

BOLLES, Deacon JOHN, son of Enoch, m. Lydia Taber, of N. 
L., and settled and d. in Hartford. His children were John, d. 
young; Jeremiah, d. single; Edward, (a man of large estate, now 
of Hartford ;) Lydia, m. Rev. Lucius Bolles, of Ashford, a cousin ; 
Lucy, m. Lemuel Swift, of Hartford, both died; Doctor Geo. Bolles 
graduated at Yale College, and settled in Vermont, where he now 
lives unmarried. 

BOLLES, NATHAN, settled in Hartford as a merchant, and m. 
at Hartford, and remained about fifteen years ; he then removed to 
Agawam, W. Springfield, where he d. ; he had issue, Peter, Na- 
than and two daughters. 

RICHARD, son of Enooh, seltled a few years at Hartford, and m. 
Miss Spencer, at Hartford, and soon after removed to Hudson, New 
York, where he had a shoe store for many years, and where he had 
a son and two daughters, perhaps others, and died there. 

DAVID, son of Enoch, settled in Ashford, m. Miss More, of New 
London, and had issue, David, Jr., Matthew, Augustus, Lucius and 
Matilda ; David, Jr., was a Judge of the C. Court ; Matthew resided 
in Ashfoi'd ; Matthew was the father of James G. Bolles, Esq., of 
Hart'd ; John Augustus, late Secretary of State in Mass., and others. 

JOHN AUGUSTUS, Esq., son of Matthew, graduated at Brown 
University, in 1829, settled as a lawyer at Boston, and was after- 
wards appointed Secretary of State, in Mass. 

BOLLES, SAMUEL, of N. L., purchased of Sam'l Jennings, 
Sen., of Fairfield, for the sum of £50, land situated in New Fair- 
field, 1728-9; said Bolles also purchased of David Chittenton, ofN. 
Fairfield, for the sum of j640, lands situated in New Fairfield, a 
part of the J. Hough farm, dated May 7, 1731 ; said Bolles also pur- 
chased of Benj'n Hough, of New Fairfield, another tract of land sit- 


Uated in said N. F., a part of the original purchase of his father Jon- 
athan Hough, dated 1732. 

BOLLES, EBENEZER, a trader at N. L., d. 1702, he left one 
■ child (a daughter,) about 17 years old, and an estate of £5000, L. 
M. He by accident was poisoned, but being a Rogerene, and the 
rules of that sect forbidding the use of medicine in sickness, he re- 
fused to take medicine or have a physician, until a short time before 
he expired, when those of the sect forbid it, lest he should deny the 
faith. {Ct. Gazette.) 

BOULES, JOSEPH, of Welles, 165S. 

BOWELIS, JOHN, freeman Mass., 1640. 

BOWLES, RICHARD, was taxed at Cochecho, N. H., (Dover,) 
in 1666 and '7. 

BOULES, JOSEPH, came from England, in the Speedwell of 
London, Robert Lock, master, bound for N. England, 1656, regis- 
tered at Gravesend, 

Bowles has twelve coats of arms in England. 

Bolle alias Bolles, (originally of Bolle Hall, and subsequently of 
Hough, Co. Lincoln : from this family derived the Bolles of Scamp- 
ton, extinct Baronets, and the Bolles of Thorpe Hall, whose co-heirs 
were Elizabeth Bolle, wife of Rev. Thomas Bosvile, Rector of Uf- 
ford, and Sarah, m. to Henry Eyre, of Bramly Hall.) " Az. out of 
three cups or. as many boars' heads couped ar. Crest — A demi boar 
wounded in the breast with a broken spear." There is also a differ- 
ent coat of arms. (Worthin co. Suffolk ; granted in 1528.) {John 
Burlc's Heraldry.) 

Bowles or Boles, one coat of arms. There is also one for Booles, 
Bolles or Bowles. (Suffolk and Staffordshire.) 

John and Nathan Bolles, of Hartford, purchased of Thomas San- 
ford, land in Hartford for £123, lawful money, both of Hartford, 
Sept. 11, 1782. 

The ^oUes's of Hartford, Ashford and N. Fairfield, were from 
New London, descendants of Tho's Bolles, of N. London. No per- 
son of the name died at Hartford previous to 1700. Farmer says 
"John Bowles, Roxbury, (Mass.,) freeman 1640 ; member of the ar. 
CO., 1645. The name appears to be Bowelis in the Col. Records 
(of Mass.) John, perhaps son of John, graduated at H. C, 1671 — 
Representative, 1689 Speaker of the H. Rep., 1690, and d. 1691." 

Mary Bolles, daughter of Joseph, of Welles, m. Maj. Charles 
Frost of Klttery, and was the mother of Hon. John Frost, of New 
Castle, N. Hampshire, who d. 1732-3, aged 51. 


Tho's Bowles, (so spelt) of N. London, was complained of to the 
C. Court in Hartford, March 12, 1671-2, by Matthew Griswold, and 
Lieut. Wm. Waller, for attempts by violence to drive them off their 
lands, resistance of authority, &c. Tho's Stafford, Geo. Chappell, 
Sam'l Tubbs, and many others of N. L., were in the same com- 
plaint. The descendants of John of Roxbury, spell the name Bowles, 
and the descendants of Thomas, of N. L., uniformly spell the name 


BOLES, RICHARD, was taxed at Cochecho, in 1658. 

BOULES, JOSEPH, freeinan of Wells, July 4, 1653. 

Mary Bolies, daughter of Joseph, of Wells, m. Maj. Charles Frost, 
when he was 44 years old. (JV. E. G. Reg.) 

BOLMAN, MOSES, of Middletown, d. about 1744, his relict Si- 
lence Bolman, appointed guardian for her son Moses Bolman, Oct. 
2, 1744. 

BOLTWOOD, Sergt. ROBERT, was early in Conn., as early 
as Sept. 1648 ; he was a plaintiff in Court at Hartford. He was 
also plaintiff in Court in Oct., 1648 — was made freeman at Hartford, 
May 20, 1658. He removed from Conn, to Hadley, Mass., and was 
one of the engagers to settle Hadley, April 18, 1659 — Took the free- 
man's oath in Mass., March 26, 1661, and the oath of allegiance 
1678. His wife's name was Mary, (maiden name not found.) He 
d. at Hadley, April 6, 1684. His relict Mary, quaintly styled on 
Hadley record " y' beloved wife of Robert Boltwood," d. at Had- 
ley, May 14, 1687. Their children were Sergt. Samuel, b. 

m. Sarah Lewis, of Farmington, daughter of W'm ; d. Feb. 29, 

1704, being slain by the Indians at Deerfield ; Sarah, b. -'■=^- m. 

Isaac Warner, of Hadley, May 31, 1666 — also m. Deacon John 

Loomis, of Windsor, Dec. 30, 1696; Lydia, b. m. John 

Warner, of Springfield, April 2, 1674; d. Jan. 26, 1683; Martha, 

b. m. Daniel Warner, of Hatfield, son of Andrew, April 1, 

1674 ; d. Sept. 22, 1710 ; Mary, b. m. James Beebe, of Had- 

ley, Mass., Oct. 24, 1667 ; d. Aug. 19, 1676. 

BOLTWOOD, Sergt. SAMUEL, only son of Sergt. Robert, m. 
Sarah Lewis of Farmington, daughter of Capt. W'm Lewis, and 
Mary his wife ; daughter Sarah, b. at Hadley, Oct. 1, 1672. Sergt. 
Samuel was slain by the Indians at Deerfield, Feb. 29, 1704. His 
wife Sarah survived him, and d. at Hadley, Aug. 10, 1722, aged 
70 years, as her monument shews in the old burial ground in that 
place ; they had ten children b. at Hadley between 1672 and 1696. 


Sergt. Robert was the ancestor of Mr. L. M. Boltwood, of Am- 
herst, Mass. Lydia Boltwood m. John Warner, April 2, 1674. 

Dec. 7, 1648, the Court at Hartford adjudged Jarvis Mudge to pay 
to James Northam and Robert Boltwood, for his part of the damage 
they paid to Tantom Heage, if he had eight head of cattle trespas- 
sers, 37*. 6d., in good, dry, well conditioned Indian corn, (^Col. Rec. 
p. 183.) 

BOUGHTWHORD, ROBERT, (probably intended for Bolt- 
wood,) was made a freeman at Hartford, in May, 1658. In 1659, 
he signed the contract to remove to Hadley, Mass., to form a settle- 
ment there, which he performed. 

BOLTWOOD, ROBERT, was one of the list of freemen " at the 
New Towne at ' Norwotuek,' March 26, 1661," and qualified as a 

In 1668, the Gen'l Court granted Mr. Willys, 100 acres of land 
adjoining the pond he purchased of Robert Boltwood, about six miles 
from Tho's Edward's in the way to New London, (probably in 

BOLT, FRANCIS, and his son Philip were of Milford, Dec. 28, 
1646, when the home lots there were equally laid out. He was a 
free planter there in 1639. He d. in 1649. 

BOLT, JOHN, (probably from Milford,) to Norwalk, m. Eliz'th 
Clemmons, daughter of Wm., of Stamford, Nov. 20, 1694; issue, 
Richard, b. April 30, 1696 ; Charles, Sarah, Abigail, John, Jr. ; 
William and Benjamin, b. Sept. 26, 1718. 

Polt or Boult has one coat of arms. Bolter has two coats of arms. 

One of the Bolt family settled at Southbury, Conn., probably from 

BOND, Mr. ROBERT, of Southampton, Long Island, was a 
Magistrate in the Gen'l Court of Conn., with Mr. Thomas Baker, 
Ogden, Capt. Tappin, &c., from Long Island, May 19, 1659. Mr. 
Bond, Capt. Tapping, Mr. Ogden and Thomas Baker, were magis- 
trates, (senators,) in the upper House of the Gen'l Court of Conn.. 
May, 1660. Robert Bond, Baker and Mr. Rainer, were magistrates 
from L. Island, May 1661, &c. 

Mr. Bond was appointed a Commissioner on Long Island, by the 
Gen'l Court of Conn., May, 1663, with " magistratical power on the 
Island." Mr. Bond and Mr. Mulford, of E. Hampton, L. I., were 
put " To ye election. May 12, 1664," but Topping and Mr. John 
Howell were elected magistrates, and Capt. John Younge. Mr. 
Mulford and Bond were appointed magistrates for E. Hampton, L. 



I., and Mr. John Howell authorized to administer the oath to them, 
by the Gen'l Court of Conn., May session, 1664. These facts ful- 
ly prove the e.xalted standing held by Mr. Robert Bond in the early 
settlement of Long Island, while under the government of Conn. 
The same name is afterwards found with Ogden, in New Jersey. 
Mr. Robert Bond and Mr, Moore of Southampton, L. I., were ap- 
pointed, Oct. 25, 1644, by the Gen'l Court of Conn., to demand of 
each family of Southampton, the amount they would give for the 
maintenance of scholars at Cambridge College. He was several 
years a magistrate under Conn, on L. Island, and as such attended 
the Gen'l Court at Hartford, particularly in May 1659, '60, '61, &c. 
Mr. Bond of Southampton, and Mr. Wm. Mulford, of E. Hampton, 
L. I., were appointed Magistrates by Conn., in May, 1664. He was 
also made a freeman by Connecticut. 

BOND, JOHN, and his wife Rachel, from Hebron, Conn., were 
admitted into the church at Hampton, Feb. 15, 17.36; and Nathan- 
iel Bond was admitted into the same church, Sept. 5, 1742. Rachel, 
wife of John Bond, d. at Windham, Nov. 27, 1758, aged 68. John 
Bond removed to Canterbury from Hampton. 

BOND, BAILEY, of Wethersfield, d. 1757. Elizabeth his wid- 
ow administratrix. Inventory, £140, 1^. 

BOND, STEPHEN, from Conn, settled at Newark, N. J. He 
signed at Branford the regulations got up and entered into for the 
government of Newark, in 1666 or '7, by a company from Branford. 
Mr. Bond, Ward and Tho's Johnson in 1675, were appointed to hold 
a monthly court for the trial of small matters at Newark, N. J., and 
were " chosen by papers," (votes.) Robert Bond was of a Commit- 
tee to settle the line between Newark and Elizabethtown, N. J., in 
1668. John Brown, Jr., was sealer of weights and measures at 
Newark, in 168G-7, and the half bushel of Benjamin Baldwin, or 
Seth Davis, was ordered to be the standard for measures. He was 
appointed to make the rate for Newark, in 1675-6. (Cong.) NA- 
THANIEL BOND of Watertown, Mass., 1690, made free—also 
made free in Mass., March, 1689-90. BOND, NICHOLAS, free 
in Mass., 1652. BOND, WILLIAM, of Mass., free 1682. '■ Eight 
of the name of Bond have graduated at Cambridge, and one at 
Yale College ; one at Trinity. 

BOND, NATHANIEL, late of Watertown, 1707, purchased 200 
acres of land in Canterbury, of Ob Johnson, and Samuel Adams. 
He m. Elizabeth Backus, in 1714, and had issue, b. in Canterbury, 
viz., Nath'l, b. 1716; Elizabeth, b. 1717; Stephen, b. 1719; Jo- 


nas, b. 1720; Rebecka, b. 1726; Bethuel, 1728; Jonas, Bethuel, 
and perhaps some of the others had families. They were formerly 
numerous in Canterbury — Few of them are left in the town. Jonas 
was Deacon in Westminster. {^Learned.) 

Bond or Bonde. Sa. a fesse or. There are nine coats of arms 
for Bond, and three for Bonde. 

BONNY or BORNEY, PERES, was from Pembroke, Mass. He 
was the son of John Bonny and Elizabeth his wife ; born in Pem- 
broke, March 10, 1709. Peres m. Ruth Snow, April 20, 1739, and 
resided at Goshen, Conn., and had children; Joel, b. Aug. 14, 1740 ; 
Perez, b. July 13, 1742; Titus, b. June 1, 1744; Celia, b. April 
16, 1746 ; James and Jarvis, twins, b. Feb. 14, 1747 ; Asa, b. Sept. 
6, 1751. 

BOOGE, JOHN, a Welchman, was the first and only one of the 
name in the Colony. He settled at E. Haddam, at an early period, 
before 1700. He had sons John, William, Richard, Daniel, Ste- 
phen, and Rev. Ebenezer. 

BOOGE, JOHN, Jr., had sons Amos, Samuel. WILLIAM, son 
of John had sons, W'm, Jr., Jonathan, Timothy, Ephraim and Rich- 
ard. DANIEL, son of John, Sen., had sons, Eliezer, Eliashib, 
Daniel, Jeremiah, John, Richard, Joshua and Ichabod, ( Field. ) 
WILLIAM BOOGE, of Willington, had his son Timothy bap'd at 
Colchester, May 19, 1734. Jeremiah Booge, of Colchester, had a 
daughter Tabetha baptized May 19, 1765. 

BOOGE, Rev. EBENEZER, of Farmington, son of John of E. 
Haddam, graduated at Yale College, 1748, and settled as Pastor of 
the church at Northington, (Avon,) Nov. 27, 1751 ; he m. Damaris, 
and had children, Aaron Judson, b. May 6, 1752; Rebecca Wake- 
ly, b. Dec. 29, 1753 ; Samuel Cook, b. Aug. 7, 1755; m. Triphena 
Thompson ; Oliver C, b. April 13, 1757 ; Jeffrey Amherst, b. Aug. 
21, 1759; Damaris Corintha, b. Aug. 26, 1761; m. Samuel Bish- 
op; Publius Virgilius, b. March 30, 1764: Rev. Ebenezer d. Feb. 
2, 1767 ; his widow m. John Northaway. His daughter Damaris 
left no issue. 

BOOGE, Rev. AARON J., son of Rev. Ebenezer, graduated atY- 
College, in 1774, and settled as a minister at Granby, Nov. 27, 1776, 
where he preached until Dec, 1785 ; he was then dismissed, but 
continued to supply the pulpit at Granby, nearly four years after 
his dismissal. He afterwards was installed at Winchester, where he 
preached but a iew years. He died at New Lebanon, N. Y., in Ju- 
ly, 1826, aged 74 years. Rebecca W., daughter of Rev. Ebenezer, 


m. Rev. Daniel Foster, of Windsor, and d. Nov. IG, 1775, aged 22. 
Damaris C. m. Samuel Bishop, who d. July 16, aged 57, and left 
her his relict. She afterwards m. Preserved Marshall, of Avon. 
She died in 1831, aged 70. Rev. Publius Virgil Booge, son of Rev. 
Ebenezer, graduated at Y. College in 1787 ; he died in 1836, in the 
State of New York, aged 73 years. (Nothing is known of his 

Bogue has one coat of arms. Bouge has one. 

BEON or BOON, G., on oath testified that " hee heard it expressed, 
by those that heard it expressed, by those that spake in behalf of 
Fairfield at a Gen'l Court, that they did not desire the land above 
the Necke," May 1657. 

BOOSY, BOOSEY, Mr. JAMES, was an early and a leading 
settler at Wethersfield, as early as 1639, when he was clerk of the 
train band. He was a gentleman of large estate ; the inventory of 
his estate presented in Court, Aug. 4, 1649, was £983, 85. He was 
a Deputy to the Gen'l Court of Conn., in April and Sept., 1639 — 
April, 1640_June, 1640— vij^ 1640— April, 1641— April, 1642- 
1643 — Feb., 1643 — April, 1644 ; also two sessions in '44 ; four ses- 
sions in '45 ; three sessions in '46 ; one in '47 ; two in 48 ; and in 
May in 1649. He was also a juror in Court at Hartford, Dec, 1641, 
and afterwards. Mr. Boosey with Hon. Edward Hopkins, Hon. 
John Haynes, Gen. John Mason and John Steel, were appointed a 
committee on the part of Conn., in the articles of agreement with 
Hon. Geo. Fenwick " of Sea Brooke Forte," Dec. 5, 1644 — for the 
purchase of the Fort and appurtenances enumerated in said article ; 
also all the land upon Conn. River, (of his,) and of such lands as 
were then undisposed of, should be given out by a committee of five 
persons, of which Mr. Fenwick was to be uniformly one. ( See 
priiited Col. Rec. Vol. 1. p. 26, '7, '8, &c.) In Sept. 1645, he was 
appointed by the Gen'l Court, to bring into Court a just account of 
all particulars of the charges of the (then late wars, and for the 
support of Uncas. The office of juror was a high and responsible 
one, which he often filled in Court. He, with the Governor, Dept. 
Governor, Capt. Mason, &c., were appointed by the Gen'l Court in 
Oct., 1644, a Committee to consult with Mr. Fenwick, concerning 
the fortifications at the River's mouth, &c. These facts fully show 
■the respectable standing of Mr. Boosy in the Colony. His wife's 
name was Alice ; at his decease he had a family of daughters. 
One supposed m. Foot, 1649, Mary, b. Sept. 10, 1635, m. Sam'l 
Steel of Farmington ; Hannah, b. 1641, m. John Pratt; Sarah, b. 


Nov. 12, 1643, m. Nath'l Stanly ; his only son, James, b., 1645, 
d. young. Mr. Boosy therefore left no sons to perpetuate his name 
in this country, tho' his blood yet flows in the veins of the Pratts, 
Steels, and Stanleys. Mr. Boosy probably d. in 1649, and his wid- 
ow Alice Boosy, m. James Wakely for her 2d husband. The Col- 
ony record, Feb. 23, 1652, says, " This Courte Judges the Deputyes 
actyon in marring James Wakely and the Widdo Boosy, to be le- 
gall." This proved a most unfortunate union for them both, and 
Mr. Wakely made ample provision for her future support, left her, 
and removed himself to Rhode Island, where he probably died. Mr. 
Boosy at an early period, 1641, had six lots of land recorded at 
Wethersfield. (B. 1. p. 142.) 

BORDAIN, JOHN, of Lyme, received a deed of land in Lyme, 
of Christopher Huntington of Norwich, in 1675. He was in Conn, 
in 1664. 

Ambrose Boden, freeman, sworn at Spurwink, 1658. 
Joan Bowden embarked in the Paul, of London, for Virginia, 
Leonard Betts, Master, &,c., July 6, 1635. 

John Borden, aged 28, and wife Joan, aged 23, Matthew, aged 5, 
Elizabeth Borden, 5 years old, embarked for New England in the 
Elizabeth and Ann, May 12th. 

BORDWELL, Rev. JOEL, graduated at Y. College, in 1756. 
Ordained at Kent, Oct. 8, 1758, where he died in 1812, and left a 

BOOTH, SIMON, of Enfield, was born in Wales, he m. Rebec- 
ca from Scotland — he came to Enfield, in 1680 — one of 

the first settlers — d. there ; his wife Rebecca also d. at Enfield, Dec. 
25, 1688, aged about 48. His son Zachariah, b. about 1660, m. 
Mary Warriner, July 15, 1691 ; she d. April 12, 1692, aged about 
22 ; and he m. for his 2d wife Mary Harmon, May 26, 1696 ; he d. at 
Enfield, May 28, 1741 ; had two sons. Wm., son of Simon Booth, 
was b. about 1662; he m. Hannah Barrows, daughter of John Bur- 
roughs, Aug. 30, 1693, and d. 1753, aged 89. Eliz'th, daughter of 
Simon, Sen., b. about 1668, m. Jonathan Pease, Oct. 11, 1693; she 
d. Jan., 1722, at Enfield. Mary, another daughter of Simon, b. 
about 1670, m. Israel Meacham Dec. 10, 1700; his wife d., and he 
m. 2d widow Eliz'th Elmore, of Northampton, Sept. 8, 1693, and 
had issue by her viz., Sarah, m. Dan'l Ferry ; Phebe, lived in Hart- 
ford, Dec. 12, 1721. Caleb, son of Wm. Booth, b. 1695, m. Mary 
Gleason, 1728, and settled in East Windsor, and had a numerous 
family. One of his sons, Levi, d. in Enfield, in 1815, aged 76 years, 


without issue. Joshua, 2d son, b. 1697, settled first in Enfield, and 
had two sons, Oliver, b. 1725, and Wm., b. 1731. Zachariah, m- 
Mary Warriner July 15, 1691. John, son of Zachariah, was b. 1697 ; 
m. Lydia Chandler, daughter of Henry, 1727; d. 1778, and left two 
sons, John, b. 1728, in. Hannah Phelps, 1751, d. in Enfield, and 
left issue; Daniel, b. 1744, removed to Ohio, in 1811, where he d. 
and left children. Joseph, 2d son of Z. Booth, b. 1710, m. Sarah 
Chandler, daughter of Henry, 1736, d. in Enfield; he had six sons, 
viz., Joseph, b. 1736, m. Mary Hale, 1762, d. in Enfield, and left 
children; Isaac, b. 1739, m. Deborah Hurlburt, 1764; Samuel, b. 
1740 ; Zachariah, b. 1742, settled and d. in Enfield, and left issue ; 
Henry, b. 1745, and David, b. 1747. No evidence is found that 
Simon, of Enfield, and Richard Booth, of Stratford, were relatives. 

BOOTH, RICHARD, was b. in 1607, as he testified in Court, in 
1687, that he was then 80 years old, and he was 81 years old when 
he d. He came to Stratford where he settled about 1640. — Supposed 
m. Havvley, and had children, Eliz'th, b. Sept. 10, 1641, m. John 
Miner, of Stratford, by Mr. Wellc^ ; Anna, b. Feb. 14, 1643; 
Ephr'm, b. Aug. 1, 1648; Ebenezer, b. Nov. 19, 1651; John, b. 
Nov. 5, 1853 ; Joseph, b. Feb. or March 8, 1656 ; Bethia, b, Aug., 
1658 ; Joanna, b. March 20, 1661. 

BOOTH, JOSEPH, son of Richard Booth, d. 1703, and left issue, 
Hannah, James, Joseph, Robert, Daniel, David, Nathan. 

BOOTH, JAMES, son of Joseph Booth, d. 1765, and left issue, 
James, John, Josiah, Abel, Elizabeth, Abigail, Martha and Sarah. 

BOOTH, JAMES, Jr., son of James Booth, d. 1809, and left is- 
sue, Hezekiah, Silas, James, Abel, Sarah, Abigail, Ann, Eliz'th, 
Charity and Amy. 

BOOTH, SILAS, son of James Booth, Jr., d. 1818, and left issue, 
Isaac P., Eliza, Mariah, Nancy, Susan and Silas C. Booth ; the last 
is now a merchant at Bridgeport, Conn. 

BOOTH, DAVID, son of Joseph, Sen., settled at Unity. His 
wife Ann, was of the Communion at Unity, in 1731, and David her 
husband was at the Communion there March 19, 1732. Sarah the 
widow of Mr. Eph'm Booth, deceased, was admitted to the church 
in Unity, in 1740. Those of the name in Trumbull, are generally 
descendants of David Booth. Isaac P., son of Silas Booth, now re- 
sides in Stratford, where his father had lived. 

BOOTH, DAVID, and Ann his wife, of Unity, (N. Stratford,) 
descendants of Richard, of Stratford, had issue b. at Unity, viz., Ann, 
b. March, 1731 ; David, Jr., b. Oct. 10, 1733 ; Peter, b. May 25, 
1736 ; Reuben, b. June 22, 1739. 


Ephraim Booth, and Sarah his wife, were at Unity in 1731. Zach- 
ariah Booth, and wife Eliz'th, had a son b. at Unity, in June, 1749. 
The Booths formerly of Farmington, Roxbury, Southbury, Trum- 
bull, Bridgeport, &c., are descendants of Richard, of Stratford. Da- 
vid, Jr., (son of David, and Ann his wife,) m. Prudence, and had a 
daughter Joanna, b. May 6, 1754, and others at Unity. Eph'm 
Booth, Sen., m. Mary Osborn, at New Haven June 9, 1675. 

BOOTH, EPHRAIM, and Sarah his wife, had a daughter Char- 
ity, b. at Unity, June 21, 1731 ; Rachel, b. May 19, 1741 ; Ann, b. 
March 17, 1750 ; (Sarah, b. March 24, 1754, by his wife Phebe,) 
perhaps others. Sarah the widow of Mr. Ephraim Booth deceased, 
was admitted to the church in Unity, in 1740 ; she was probably the 
mother of the above Eph'm, and he a grandson of Richard. 

BOOTH, EPHRAIM, Sen., of Stratford, propounded for a free- 
man Oct., 1671. 

• BOOTH, ANDREW, and Sarah, of Unity, had Joseph, b. July 
21, 1738; Eunice, b. April 12, 1740 ; Phebe, b. July 21, 1742, (bap- 
tized by Rev. R. Minor, at Unity ;) Sarah, b. Sept. 17, 1749 ; Me- 
hitabel, b. July 15, 1752. 

BOOTH, EPHRAIM, and Ann, wife of David Booth, were of the 
first church in Unity, (N, Stratford,) Nov. 18, 1730. Eph'm, son 
of Eph'm Booth, admitted Aug. 26, 1733. Sarah Booth, widow of 
Mr. Eph'm Booth then deceased, was admitted to said church in 
1740. Sarah, wife of Andrew Booth, admitted at Unity, June 19, 

BOOTH, THOMAS, from New Haven to Milford, had a lot of 
one acre granted him in Milford, (by the Gen'l Court held at Milford 
Sept. 25, 1654,) to build upon. Milford gave him five acres in 1659. 

Farmet" mentions Robert Booth, Exeter, 1645, representative of 
Saco, 1659, b. a 1604. 

BOOTH has twenty-one coats of arms. One of them viz., Ar. 
three boar's heads erect and erased sa, langued gu. Crest — A lion 
pass. ar. Motto — Quod ero spero. Bothe has three, and Boothby 
has one coat of arms. 

BOOTH, JOHN, of Shelter Island. 

"We whose names are hereunderneath subscribed, Doe freely testify and de- 
clare, that Y"Kee formerly Sachem yt Munhunsick Aququatunameck now called 
Shelter Island, did on the three and twentieth of March, 1652, give full pos- 
session unto Capt. Nathaniel Sylvester, and Ensign John Booth, of ye aforesaid . 
Island, yt Aququatunameck with all that was belonging to the same, and he 
the said YoKee delivered unto the aforesaid Captain Nathaniel Sylvester and 
Ensign John Booth * * According to the usual custom of England, after which 


delivery and full possession given, and the said Yo'kee * * * formerly leaving 
the said Island yt Aququatunameck, did freely and willingly depart the afore- 
said Island, leaving the aforesaid Captain Nathaniel Silvester, and Ensign John 
Booth in full possession of the same. Unto which we witness our hands the 
date as above being ye '23d of March, 1652. 

John Herbert, 
Robert Seely, 
Daniel Lane, 
Giles Sylvester." 
Record in Southold, Town Records, the 2Sth Jan'y, lOGl, by me. 

Wm. Wells, Recorder. 

I certify the above to be a true copy from the record, with the ex- 
ception of two or three words which were mutilated. This certifi- 
cate is subscribed by the son of Thomas Booth, of the town of 
Flamptonburgh, (formerly Wallkill,) County of Orange, and State of 
New York, who was the son of Benjamin Booth of the same place, 
who was the son of Charles of the same place, (formerly of Southold, 
L. I.,) who was the son of Charles of the last place, and who was 
the son of Ensign John Booth, of Shelter Island (L. Island,) who left 
four sons, viz., John, Wm,, Thomas and Charles. Dated Goshen, 
Or, Co. N. York, June 1, 1849. Jno. B. Booth, 

BOOTH, SIMEON, of Hartford, d. Feb. 28, 1702-3 ; children, 
Wm., Zachariah, Phebe, Bridgett Allyn, Elizabeth Pease, Mary 
Spencer and Sarah, by his last wife. He gave Zachariah's son Rob- 
ert, his loom ; probably a weaver. Estate, £57, 4*, Od. 

BOOTH, ROBERT, of Farmington — Ann his widow — distribu- 
tion, 1752 — children, Nathan, Robert, Elisha, Hannah Mather, wife 
of Joshua Mather ; Ann, wife of Joseph Mather, This was a wealthy 

BOOTH, WILLIAM, of Colchester, daughter Anna, baptized 
May 31, 1761; Versalle, baptized Sept. 25, 1762; Wm., 1769. 
Ruth Booth of Colchester, had a daughter Lucrctia Frink, baptized 
May 12, 1765; Ambrose, 1771. 

BOOTH, EBENEZER, and Daniel Beardsley of Stratford, pro- 
pounded for freemen May, 1675. Geo. Booth of Lynn, Mass., daugh- 
ter Eliz'th, b, March 15, 1674. Jonathan Pease, of Enfield, m. 
Eliz'th Booth, in 1693. Ab'm Pease m. Jemima Booth, 1719, Rob- 
ert Booth of Saco, freeman 1653. Lyman Booth of Maiden, free 
1680, Mr, Edmund Booth of Stratford, was a subscriber for Prince's 
Chronology (six,) 

BOOTH, Serg, DANIEL, was taken prisoner at Quebec, Dec. 
31, 1775, and enlisted in the King's service. George Booth's daugh- 
ter Eliz'th, b, at Lynn, March 15, 1674. Jemima, Eliz'th and Sa- 


rah Booth, early m. into the Pease family. Robert Booth, of Saco, 
sworn a freeman in Mass., 1653. Lyman Booth, freeman at Mai- 
den, 1680. Booth was an early New England name from the west 
of England. 

BOSTWICK, ARTHUR, (Bostock, Bostick,) was from Cheshire 
in England, and settled at Stratford, Conn., with his wife and sons 
John and Zachariah, as early as 1650, where the name is spelled 
Bostock, Bostick, &ic., on the record. In 1659, his wife petitioned 
the Gen'l Court regarding her husband's lands ; said Arthur agreed 
that the Court should appoint Mr. Blackman, Goodman Beardsley, 
Mr. Fairchild and Joseph Judson, of Stratford, to be a committee to 
settle the question, and in May, 1660, the Gen'l Court confirmed 
'•ye act of the Committee at Stratford, about Arthur Bostock's es- 
tate." Mr. Bostock had a large landed estate in Stratford. Soon 
after 1660, Arthur gave most of his estate by contract to his son John, 
in which John stipulated to support his father, and " find him a horse 
when he wished to ride forth," &c. His son John of Stratford, was 
nominated for a freeman, Oct., 1668. Arthur and John were both 
in the list of freemen at Stratford, in 1669. 

ZECHARIAH, probably the 2d son of Arthur, was not made a 
freeman, though land is found conveyed to him about 1678. From 
the different deeds I am inclined to believe that Arthur, Sen., had 
sons John, Zechariah and Arthur, yet have no positive evidence to 
prove it so, except in the case of the first, John. 

JOHN, son of Arthur, Sen., removed to New Milford, in 1707, 
the 2d settler in the town. He had seven sons b. at Stratford, viz., 
2d John, b. 1686 ; Robert, Ebenezer, Joseph, Nath'l, b. 1699, Lem- 
uel, b. 1704, and Daniel. 

BOSTWICK, Maj. JOHN, son of John, Sen., b. 1686, resided at 
New Milford ; he m. Mercy Bushnell, of Danbury, daughter of Fran- 
cis, Jan. 3, 1712, and had issue, Bushnell, b. Nov. 16, 1712, d. Jan. 
31, 1793; 3d John, b. March 24, 1715, d. Dec. 17, 1806; Benajah, 
b. Feb. 8, 1718, d. Oct. 23, 1776 ; David, b. Jan. 8, 1721, d. Nov. 
12, 1763; Samuel, b. Aug. 3, 1723, d. Sept. 23, 1789. 

BOSTWICK, BUSHNELL, son of John, m. Mariam Skeeles, of 
Woodbury, Jan. 26, 1737, lived (on Second Hill,) in New Milford, 
and was an important man in the town and Colony. He was Justice 
'of the Quorum in Litchfield County from 1762, to 1776 — he was 
thirty sessions a member of the Gen'l Assembly from N. Milford ; 
the different members of the family had represented tlie town of N. 
Milford in the Gen'l Assembly of the Colony and State seventy -six 


sessions before A. D. 1800, except Col. Elisha, was last elected in 
1815. The children of Bushnell and Mariam, were Jonathan, b. 
March 27, 1738, d. March 16, 1812; Shadrack, b. Sept. 25, 1742, 
d. June 30, 1825; Mabel, b. Sept. 4, 1744, d. April 29, 1818 ; Is- 
rael, b. Aug. 7, 1749, d. July 11, 1826, and Mercy, b. Aug. 7, 1749, 
(twins,) d. 1820. 

ER.y\STUS, the 5th child of the first Jonathan Bostwick, m. Sally 
T., daughter of Rev. Whitman Welch, of Williamstown, Mass., Feb. 
10, 1793, and settled in Hinesburgh, Vt., where he was the first 
Post Master, Justice of Peace, Representative two years in the Gen'l 
Assembly, and Town Clerk and Treasurer forty years. 

SHADRACH, the 2d child of Bushnell Bostwick, never married. 

MABEL, the 3d child of Bushnell, m. Dr. Jonathan Downs, of N. 
Milford, and had an only child who lived to marry. 

MERCY, the 4th child of Bushnell, m. Elizur Bostwick, and had 

ISRAEI^, the 5th child of Bushnell Bostwick, m. Eliz'th Mallory 

of Bethlem, July 12, 1767, and had issue, Eliz'th, b. d. 1812 ; 

Lois, b. 1770, d. March 22, 1846 ; Caleb Noble, b. April 28, 1772, 
d. July 29, 1849; Alanson, b. Feb. 17, 1774; Jared, b. 1778; Polly, 

BOSTWICK, JOHN, the 2d son of the 2d John, lived in the north 
part of N. Milford. He was many years a deacon in the church. 
He m. Jemima Canfield, of N. Milford; issue, Jesse, Edward, Mat- 
thew, Gilbert, John and Nathan. ' 

BOSTWICK, BENAJAH, the 3d son of the 2d John, m. Hannah 
Fiske, Feb. 2, 1742; issue, David and John. 

BOSTWICK, Rev. DAVID, the 4th son of 2d John, b. 1720, m. 
Mary Hinman, of Southbury, July 30, 1739, and had issue, Andrew, 
David, Wm., James, Mercy, Polly, Hannah, Amelia, Lucretia, and 
Nancy. Rev. David Bostwick was a minister of the old Wall street 
Presbyterian Church in the city of N. York. He was first settled 
at Jamaica, L. I., and transferred to the Wall Street Church in N. 
Y., 1756. He d. in charge of the latter church Nov. 12, 1763; he 
was a man of piety, and exalted reputation in his profession. 

BOSTWICK, SAMUEL, 5th child of 2d John, m. Anna Fiske, 
March 28, 1748; issue. Col. Elisha, b. Dec. 17, 1748, d. Dec. 11, 
1834; Jared, b. Aug. 9, 1751, d. April 3, 1778 ; Samuel, b. Jan. 
19, 1775, d. April 3, 1799. Col. Elisha, son of Sam'l, resided in 
New Milford, where he was universally respected. He was Lieut, 
of the first company mustered at N. Milford, to meet the British troops 


at Boston — he was afterward a Col. of militia — he was Town Clerk 
of N. M., over fifty years — he was fifteen sessions a member of the 
Gen'l Asembly of Conn., and a Justice of Peace most of his life — he 
m. Betty Ferris, May 14, 1786, and had three children, Jared, b. 
May 24, 1787, now living; Betsey Ann, b. July 11, 1792, (m. Hon. 
Wm. M. Burrall for his 2d wife, she has since deceased without is- 
sue;) Samuel II., d. aged two years. 

BOSTWICK, ROBERT, the 2d son of the 1st John, m. Rachel 
Holmes, of Bedford, N. Y. (See Genealogy of Bostwicks, by Eras- 
ius Bostwick.) 

BOSTWICK, EBENEZER, the 3d son of the 1st John, m. Re- 
becca Bunnell, of Stratford, resided in Brookfield ; children, Eben- 
ezer, Robert, Gersham, Edmund, b. Sept. 15, 1732, d. Feb. 20, 
1826, and Isaac. 

BOSTWICK, JOSEPH, the 4th son of the 1st John, resided in 
the nojrth part of New Milford, a farmer; he m. Rebecca Wheeler, 
of Stratford, July 23, 1724, and had issue, Parnell, b. May 16, 1726 ; 
Joseph, b. Aug. 19, 1728; Mercy, b. June 12, 1731 ; Abel, b. Jan. 
15, 1734; Ichabod, b. Sept. 1, 1737, and Rebecca, b. Sept. 1, 1741. 
Joseph the father, d. Sept. 27, 1756. 

BOSTWICK, NATHANIEL, the 5th son of John, Sen., was b. at 
Stratford, 1699, but resided at New Milford ; he m. Esther, daughter 
of Sam'l Hitchcock, of N. Milford, Oct. 7, 1727, and had issue, Ar- 
thur, b. June 28, 1729. d. Jan. 10, 1802; Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1730, 
d. Oct. 17, 1818; Lois, b. March 16, 1732, d. Oct. 24, 1757; Reu- 
ben, b. Sept. 2, 1734; Zadock, b. Feb. 18, 1736; Abigail, b. July 
20, 1737, d. Aug. 9, 1758; Elijah, b. June 8, 1740; Gideon, b. 
Sept. 21, 1742, d. June, 1793 ; Eunice, b. Aug. 21, 1744, d. June, 
1836 ; Tamer, b. May 31, 1746 ; Ichabod, b. Dec. 13, 1747, d. Oct., 
1776. His wife d. Dec, 1747, and Nath'l m. Jerusha Baldwin for 
his 2d wife, and had a daughter Jehannah. Nath'l the father d. Ju- 
ly 13, 1756. 

BOSTWICK, LEMUEL, the 6th son of John, Sen., b. 1704, and 
grandson of Arthur, Sen., m. Anna Jackson, of Stratford, Sept. 5, 
1729 ; slie was b. in 1708, and d. at Hinesburgh, Vt., June 20, 1800, 
aged 92. Lemuel lived in N. Milford, north of tiie Great Falls. 
Issue, Isaac, b. Sept. 30, 1730, d. April 21, 1818; Eunice and An- 
ner. Lemuel the father d. 1791. 

BOSTWICK, DANIEL, the 7th son of the 1st John, was the first 
white male child b. in N. Milford. He long kept an Inn, in the vil- 
lage of N. Milford. He m. Hannah Hitchcock, daughter of Samuel, 


Dec. 14, 1736. He d. Dec. 23, 1782, aged 74. Issue, Daniel, Amos, 
Esther and.Annis. 

BOSTWICK, ZECHARIAH, of Stratford, supposed the son of 
Arthur, Sen., and brother of John, Sen., is found by deeds, settled at 
Stratford ; he had six children, Benjamin, Abraham, and four others. 
This Benjamin removed to N. Milford, as did his brother Abraham. 
Benjamin, who is early found at Stratford, was probably the above 
Benj'n, son of Zechariah, and grandson of Arthur. Cyrus, the 6th 
child of the 1st Jonathan, m. and removed to Monkton, Vt., and after- 
ward to Vergennes, Vt. Elizur, the 7th child of Jonathan, Sen., 
m. at N. Milford; removed first into the state of N. Y., and after- 
ward to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Wm., 8th child of Jonathan, Sen., 
was a physician ; he settled first in Torrington, and thence removed 
to Burlington, Vt., where he was drowned while crossing the lake; 
he m. Philomela, daughter of Dr. James Potter, of Sherman, Ct. 
Lyman, son of Nathan, m. in Conn., and removed to Essex, Chitten- 
don County, Vt., and d. in Starksborough, Vt. Charles, 4th child 
of Benj'n, graduated at Y. C, in 1798, located at Bridgport, where 
he was Judge of the City Court, Mayor of the city, a lawyer by pro- 
fession ; he m. Catherine Peet, and had seven children. Ebenezer, 
son of Edmond, with his father and brothers removed from N. Mil- 
ford, to Hinesburgh. Vt., in 1788, thence to Elizabethtown, N. Y., 
and thence to Rootstown, in Ohio, in 1803, where he d. Andrew, 
son of Ebenezer, has issue, Oliver and Charles in N. York. Ger- 
shom, 5th child of Edmond, removed from N. Milford, to Hines- 
burgh, Vt., when the town was new ; his son Dr. Chas. B., removed 
to Vt., in 1788, and afterwards to Ohio. Ezbon, 8th child of Ed- 
mand, also removed first to Vt., and thence to Ohio. Dr. Homer, 
4th son of Heman, of Ohio, was b. in Edenburgh, Ohio, Oct. 25, 
1806, has been noted in the City of N. Y., as a physician and sur- 
geon. Andrew, son of Joseph, and brother of Joseph E., removed 
to Montgomery, N. Y. Arthur, the 1st child of Nath'l, the 5th son 
of the 1st John, removed from N, Milford, to Manchester, Vt., in 
1792, and thence to Jericho, Vt. Nath'l, 2d son of Arthur, the first 
child of Nath'l, removed to Jericho, Vt., 1788. The New Haven 
Bostwicks, are of this family from New Milford. It will be noticed 
by the few cases extracted above, that many of the Bostwicks of 
New Milford, removed to Vermont, N. York and Ohio, and few of 
the original Puritan families of Stratford and New Milford, have suc- 
ceeded better than that of Arthur Bostwicks. (Most of these facts 
are extracts from a genealogy collected by Erastus Bostwick, and 


Stratford record.) Bostock has three coats of arms. Five of the 
name have graduated at Y. College, and two by the name of Bostick, 
at Harvard College. 

BOSTOCK, LAUGHTON, shipped for Virginia, in 1635, "im- 
barqued in y' merch't Bonaventure, James Riecrofte, mr. bound thith- 
er;" took the oath of allegiance. 

BOSSWELL, JAMES, was not at Wethersfield as early as some 

others. He owned land there, he purchased of Richard H 

Oct. 2, 1654 ; also one lot east of Great River of 130 acres — One 
lot he purchased of Samuel Smith — One other lot east of great riv- 
er — He also had other lands in Wethersfield — He died there in 
1660 — Estate £62, 7s. He was made a freeman in Ct., in 1658. 

BUSVVELL, (or Boswell,) ROBERT, of Canterbury, husband- 
man, in 1708, bought 100 acres of land in Canterbury, of Samuel 
Adams and Obadiah Johnson, of Canterbury, and Peter Leavens of 
Killingly, except a half acre for a burial ground, now a little north 
of Canterbury green ; and the old domain is now occupied by Mr. 
Ensworth, whose wife is a lineal descendant of Robert Boswell, 
through his son Thomas, who m. Prudence. This Thomas was a 
principal man, and deacon among the Separatists. There was also 
a son Moses, who m, Mehitable Baker and had a family. Hannah, 
wife of Robert Buswell, d. at Canterbury, Nov. 6, 1717, and he m. 
for his 2d wife Mary, widow of Josiah Cleveland, Jan. 22, 1721-2. 
{Canterbury Record and Learned.) 

BOSWELL, SAMUEL, embarked in the Primrose, Capt. Doug- 
lass master, for Virginia, July 27, 1635. 

Boswell an English Embassador being in the Netherlands with 
Rev. Hugh Peters, complained to his Government against Peters, 
for speeches made in Netherlands. 

Isaac Buswell of Salisbury, Mass., freeman 1690. 

The Boswells of Norwich and Hartford, are supposed to be de- 
scendants of the same family. 

BOSWORTH, DAVID, m. IVIary Strong, June 27, 1743, pr. Ja- 
cob Eliot Pastor of Goshen, in Lebanon. 

Jabis Bosworth m. Sarah Bradford. 

BOTTOM ; this name was not as early as some others at Plain- 
field. Joshua Bottom of Plainfield, was a Lieut in the war of the 
Revolution ; appointed in 1777. 

BOWE, (BOW,) ALEXANDER, removed early to Middletown, 
where he d. Nov. 6, 1678, and his will was presented by his relict: 
the will was imperfect, as some of his children were born after the 


date of it, and his wife then enceinte. The court gave his widow her 
thirds, by a contract made before marriage, dated, Oct. 30, 1673 ; 
the remainder to the children, born and unborn. Ensign William 
Cheeny and Sergt. William Ward overseers. His widow died in 
1684, and left three young children and several older ones : one was 
placed with Mr. Collins — one with with Ensign Cheeny — and the 
youngest with Tho's Ward, and were ordered by the Court to be 
bound out until 18 years of age. 

Alexander had children by his two. wives, viz., Samuel, b. Jan. 
28, 1659; m. Mary Turner, May 9, 1683; Sarah, b. June, 1662, d. 
1665; Mary b. Jan. 18, 1663-4: His wife d. and he m. Rebecca 
H Nov. 26, 1673, and had Anne, b. Sept. 10, 1674 ; Ma- 
ry b. Dec. 5, 1676 ; m. Tho's Stow, Jr., Feb. 28, 1700-1 ; Rebec- 
ca, b. April 19, 1679: Alexander Bow d. Nov. 6, 1678, before the 
birth of Rebecca. 

BOW, SAMUEL, son of Alexander, m. Mary Turner in 1683, 
and had children, Sarah, b. March 27, 1683-4; Samuel, Jr., b. 
June 15, 1685; m. Abigail Rowley, of Windsor, April 14, 1710; 
Mary, b. Feb. 3, 1687-8 ; Alexander, b. Oct. 25, 1692 ; d. Jan. 29, 
1692-3; Edward, b. Oct. 25, 1692, m. Anne Fryer April 4, 1717; 
Sarah, b. Oct. 1695; 2d Alexander, b. Jan. 2. 1701; Thankful, 
b. Oct. 23, 1698; Jerusha, b. March 31, 1705-6: Samuel Bow, 
the father, d. June 15, 1741 ; his widow Mary, d. April 25, 1747. 

BOW, EDWARD, son of Samuel, m. Anna Fryer, 1717, and 
had Martha, b. Aug 23, 1717; Edward, Jr., b. April 11, 1720 ; Ma- 
ry, b. Dec. 11, 1723 ; Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1725-6 ; Edward the fa- 
ther, d. Sept. 17, 1725. 

BOW, SAMUEL, Jr., m. Abigail Rowley, of Windsor, 1710; 
children, Annah, b. April 30, 1712: his wife d. Oct. 7, 1713 ; and 
he m. Hannah West for his 2d wife, Oct. 7, 1714 ; daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Hannah West ; children, Amos, b. Aug. 18, 1715 ; 
Phebe, b. Aug. 2.5, 1717 ; Samuel, b. July 25, 1719; Eleazer, b. 
April 1, 1721 ; Elisha, b. April 1, 1729 ; d. Jan. 25, 1756. Han- 
nah, wife of Sam'l Bow Jr., d. Jan. 5, 1756. Mr. Samuel Bow, Jr., 
d. Dec. 21, 1775. {Stearns and Records.) 

Jo Bowes, Jo Bowlon, &c., embarked for Virginia in the Assur- 
ance de London, Isaac Bromwell and George Feauise Master, 1635. 

Bows has two coats of arms. 

BOWERS, MORGAN, and Wm. Hyde, both testified before 
Gen'l John Mason in May, 1673, that they remembered Obid the In- 


dian ; that he was four years a servant to Mr. Fenvvick at Saybrook ; 
and that Mr. Fenvvick engaged to give him a parcel of land not less 
than four acres ; and that Obid's father possessed the land before his 
time was out. Obid's rock, so called in Saybrook, received its name 
from Obid's offering a deer on this rock to the great spirit. The 
Dept. Governor in May, 1666, was requested to give the freeman's 
oath to Morgan Bowers, "of Norridge." 

BOVVERS, MORGAN, Norwich, 1660. He is said by Miss Caulk- 
ins, to have been illiterate and thriftless, and was the first case of 
penury in Norwich ; and in 1700 was one of the few surviving pro- 
prietors of Norwich. 

BOWERS, RUTH, m. John Frisbie, of Branford, Dec. 2, 1674. 

BOWERS, JOHN, of Branford was proposed for a freeman, 1669. 

BOWER, AZEL, and Susannah his wife, of East Windsor, deed- 
ed land to Moses Mills, of New Hartford, situated in West Hai'tford, 
April 9, 1777. 

BOWERS, Rev. JOHN, from Cambridge, Mass., (if found atGuil- 
ford, Ct., owning a house and lot there ;) from thence he went to N. 
Haven, and was afterwards ordained at Derby, before 1680; he had 
occasionally preached at Guilford after the removal of Mr. Higgin- 
son — He was the first settled minister at Derby, where he remained 
a few years. Rev. Joseph Moss succeeded him, and was ordained 
there about 1706. Mr. Bowers left Derby and went to Rye, about 
1688. A John Bowers was a land holder at Greenwich, in 1672. 

BOWERS, Rev. BENJAMIN, b. at Roxbury, Mass., graduated 
at Harvard College in 1733, and settled in the ministry at Middle 
Haddam, Conn., Sept 14, or 24, 1740, and d. May, 1761, aged 45. 
His descendants are now in that part of Conn. 

BOWERS, Rev. NATHANIEL, succeeded Mr. Wakeman, 
about 1716, previous to Rev. Mr. Whittlesey at Newark, N. Jersey. 
In Aug., 1716, it was voted by the town of Newark, to choose a 
committee, " to see out some way to procure a minister for the Town, 
to supply the place of Mr. Nath'l Bowers, deceased." {Cong.) 

Bowre has one coat of arms. Bower has ten. Bowers has three 
coats of arms. 

BOWERS, EBENEZER, aged 19 years, of Windsor, 1726, 
chose Mathew Grant for his guardian. The name is yet at Wind'r. 

BOWMAN, NATHANIEL, (Inn-holder at Wethersfield in 
1706-7.) He died unmarried without issue, in 1707, and gave his 
small estate to Samuel Buck, of Wethersfield. 

This name was Bowman, and not Boreman or Boardman ; he was 


a single man and lived in the family of Samuel Buck. John Bow- 
man was taxed in the Plymouth Colony as early as 1633. Solomon 
Bowman was a Lieut, in Capt. Lock's Company, Col. Gardner's 
Regiment of Cambridge, in July 1775. Nath'l Bowman, freeman 
in Mass., 1630. Wm. Boman, an Indian of Naticke, in Mass., 
1656. Francis Bowman took the oath of fidelity in Mass., 1652. 
Only one of this name ever resided in Wethersfield. 

BOWTON, BOUTON, BOUGHTON, JOHzN, appears in the list 
of early settlers at Norwalk, in Conn., as early as 1655, where he 
is found in the Table ^^ of Estates of lands and accommodations;" 
he probably came from Mass. to Conn. Rev. Mr. Hall states in his 
Genealogical Register of Norwalk, that Mr. Bowton was a French 
Protestant, and that the name is yet in France and Germany ; it is 
also in England. The name of Boughton has eleven coats of arms. 
Bowden has five, and Bowton has one, in Burk's Heraldry, and some 
of them are quite ancient.- He was at Norwalk several years pre- 
vious to the Edict of Nantz, and the time of the general escape of 
the Huguenots to this country to avoid the persecution of the French 
Government. Mr. Bowton proved a highly respectable settler, and 
represented Norwalk in the Gen'l Court of Conn., Oct., 1671 — Oct., 
1673— May, 1674— May, 1675. John Bowden and Mark Sension, 
Oct., 1676. John Boughton, May and Oct. 1677, &c. 

BOWTON, JOHN, had his certificate and was examined by the 
minister of Gravesend, in England, of his '* conformitie in o' Reli- 
gion," and took his oath of allegiance to be transported to Virginia 
in the ship Assurance, in 1635. 

BOWTON, JO, embarked for Virginia in the Alice, Richard 
Orchard master, July, 1635. One of these men was probably the 
John Bowton found at Norwalk, Conn, in 1655. 

Mr. bowton, probably was twice married. His daughter 
Bridgett, m. Daniel Kellogg, of Norwalk, in 1665, who must have 
been born before her father came to Norwalk. John Bowton mar- 
ried Abigail Marvin, daughter of Mathew, Sen., (for his 2d wife,) 
January 1, 1656, and had issue, John, b. Sept. 30, 1659; Mathew, 
b. Dec. 24, 1661 ; Rachel, b. Dec. 6, 1664; Abigail, b 1670; Ma- 
ry, b. May 26, 1071. 

BOWTON, Deacon JOHN, son of John, married and had two 
sons, Jakin and Joseph. 

BOWTON, JAKIN, grandson of John, Sen., m. 

and had by his first wife, viz., Joseph and Sarah ; and by his 2d 
wife, Esaias and Moses, and several daughters. 


BOWTON, JOSEPH, son of Jakin, m. Susannah, daughter of 
Joshua Raymond, Aug. 25, 1748, and had sons William, Joshua, 
Joseph, Jr., Seth, Ira and Aaron; and daughters Rebecca, Betty, 
Nancy, Susannah and Deborah. Joseph was an officer against the 
French Provinces, in 1758-9. 

BOWTON, WILLIAM, son of Joseph, m. Sarah Benedict, in 
1769, and had issue ; Isaac, d. in infancy ; 2d Isaac, Wm., Jr., Bet- 
ty, Esther, Sally, Clara, Seth, Joseph, Susannah, John, Mary, Ann 
and Nathaniel. 

Joseph, son of Joseph, was killed at Red Hook, N. Y., during the 
war of the Revolution. Seth was killed by falling from a tree. 
Joshua went into the army as drummer ; was taken prisoner and 
placed on board a ship of war, and so continued until peace was de- 
clared, and afterwards became a Sea Captain. (See HalVs Record 
of Norwalk.) This family have been connected by marriage with 
several of the best early families in Connecticut. 

BOYD, JOHN, of Kenilworth, m. Judith Bartlet; March 28, 1676, 
and the name is yet found in that part of Conn. Francis Boyed de- 
ceased of Woodbury, was b. in Killingworth, and d. quite aged at 
Woodbury, several years since. This name has been an old and 
respectable family at Winsted. Dorothy Boyd, of Killingworth, 
m. Richard Carr, Feb. 10, 1684. Peter Boyd of Hartford, d. 1780. 
The name is found in Rhode Island and Maine. The name of Boyd 
has ten coats of arms, and Boyde has one. 

BOYES, SAMUEL, of Saybrook, m. Lidia Bemond, daughter of 
Wm. Beament, Feb. 3, 1667, and had issue ; Joseph b. in Barba- 
does, and d. at Saybrook, March 22, 1682-.3; Michael, b. May 26, 
1683; d. same year: Samuel the father, d. Oct. 4, 1683, aged 48 
years. Mr. Samuel Boyes was an Inn-keeper at Saybrook, in 1682. 
BOYSON, THOMAS, had one lot of land, in Watertown, Mass., 
at an early period. 

Boyce or Boyse has one coat of arms. Boyes has six. Boys has 
twenty-two coats, and Boyze two — and Bois has three coats of arms. 
BOYSE, MATHEW, freeman in Mass, in 1639. Joseph Boyse 
free in Mass., 1642, 

BOYKEN, NATHANIEL, of N. Haven, presented for a freeman 
in May, 1669. 

BRACKET, Mr. JOHN, of Wallingford, Deputy, Oct., 1671— 

Deputy, May, 1672 — Commissioner for Wallingford, May, 1672 

Deputy, Oct., 1673 — Deputy, Oct., 1674 — Deputy, May, 1675. 


William Bracket was sent by John Mason, Esq., of N. H., to New 
Hampshire, as a laborer. 

Though the name is written Bracket, it may have been John 
Brocket, who was in the New Haven Colony, and yet has several 
descendants in Conn. 

Rich'd Bracket, free, Mass., May, 1636. Peter Bracket had a son 
John, b. at Boston, 1641 ; Joseph, b. 1642. Richard Bracket had a 
daughter Mary, b. in Boston, 1641. Anthony Bracket, Mass., 1694. 
Peter, free, 1643. 

John, of Boston, free 1666. John, of Billerica, free 1670. James, 
free, of Boston or Charlestown, Mass., 1673. James, free, of Bev- 
erly, 1675. Peter, of Billerica, free, 1680. Eliz'th Brackett m. 
Samuel Bass, 1772 ; her mother was Ann Rawson. 

BRACY, JOHN, m. Mary, daughter of Jonathan Webster, Feb. 
22, 1705-6 ; he died at Wethersfield, Jan. 19, 1709, an aged man. 

BRACY, HEI^RY, and his wife Ann Collier, m. Jan. 30, 1706, 
of Hartford ; had issue born in Hartford, viz., Ann, b. Dec. 28, 1707 ; 
Phebe, b. Jan. 6, 1707-8, d. Feb., 1708; 2d Phebe, b. Dec. 23, 
1710 ; Henry, Jr., b. March 15, 1713. 

BRACY, STEPHEN, ni. Hannah Lane, or Law, March 30, 1701 ; 
issue, Nath'l, b. Oct. 30, 1711; Sarah, July 1, 1713; Samuel, b. 
Sept. 4, 1716; Abigail, b. June 19, 1718; Benj'n, b. Feb. 5, 1719, 
and Ruth, b. Sept. 19, 1722. 

Thomas Bracy was taxed at Hadley, Mass., in 1682. Bracy has 
four coats of arms, and Brasy one. 

It was voted at Hartford, in 1683, that Stephen Bracy, Ensign 
Stanly, Mr. Cyprian Nichols, Joseph Bull and David Ensign, should 
have all the land in rear of their lots, in the way to Rocky Hill, 
down to the river, &c. The name of Brace and Bracy, are often 
found on the same deed. Eliz'th Bracy gave a deed to her son 
Henry, and Elisshabe Bliss her daughter, of land in Hartford, in 
1810, and signed her name Elizabeth Brace, perhaps the same name. 

BRACKET, JOHN, was appointed by the Gen'l Court of Conn., 
to lay out to John Stone the land granted Stone, Oct. 12, 1671. 

BRACKET, BENJAMIN, presented for nomination for freeman 
from New Haven, 1669. (Perhaps Brocket.) 

BRATFIELD, LESLEY, in Wethersfield, in 1641, was a plaint- 
iff in Court at Hartford, against Thomas Coleman, in 1643. By the 
will of Edward Vier, of Wethersfield, he gave Lysly " Bradfield" 
three pounds," July 19, 1645. Bradfield belonged to Totokette, as 
noted in Vier's inventory, as debtor to the estate £i. Bradfield drew 



lands in Branford, in 1646, also Robert Abbot, also Bratfield, dec, 
in 1646. Samuel Bradfield had liberty of the town of Branford to 
take up two acres of land at Stoney Creek, in Branford, also six 
acres of land laid out, which had been granted to Capt. Topping, 
1686. Eliz'th Bradfield died at Branford July 26, 1655, and her 
daughter d. the same year. Samuel Bradfield, Wm. Bartholomew, 
and John Butler, of Branford, were surveyors of highways in 1684. 
Wm. Bartholomew the first of the name in the N. Haven Colony, 
was allowed by Branford twelve acres of land, for the time and 
money he had expended to procure a minister for the town in 1683. 
Bradfield was in the fence division, with Robert Abbott, &c., in 
Branford, in 1645. This name is spelt Bratfield and Bradfield, prob- 
ably the same name. 

BRACE, STEPHEN, came from London in England, and settled 
in Hartford, about 1660 ; he was by trade a hatter, the exact time 
he came to Hartford is not known ; Porter locates him on lot 13, in 
Charter street, 1673 ; he lived near Little river in Hartford, where 
he d. in 1692, and left a widow and children, viz., Eliz'th, Phebe, 
Ann, Stephen, John and Henry. By his will he directed his son 
Henry to be put to a trade — he was of good standing and estate — he 
owned land at Rocky Hill, Great meadow and other places, includ- 
ing his Padaquanck lands — his estate was j£400. 

BRACE, JOHN, son of Stephen, Sen., was b. at Hartford, in 1677 ; 

•Hon. Jonathan Brace was b. at Harwinton, Ot., Nov. 12, 1754 — graduated at Y, C, 1779 ■ 

read law wiih Chief Justice O. Ellsworth, then of Hartford — admitted to the Bar in Benninston, 
Vt., Nov., 1779 — first opened his office for practice in Pawlet, Vt., and remained there about 
three years, and in 1782, in April, removed to Manchester ; while here, he extended his practice 
into the counties of Rutland and Bennington, and had the appointment of State's Attorney, for 
Bennington County. He was also appointed one of the Council of Censors, to revise the con- 
stitution of Vt. In January, 1786, he returned to liis native State, and opened his office at 
Glastenbury, where he remainod eight years; in 1794, he removed to Hartford, where in 1807, 
he was appointed Attorney for the Slate in the county of Hartford. In 1809, he received the 
appointment of Judge of Probate, and of the County Court, and resigned the office of States 
Attorney, and relinquished the practice of law. He resigned the office of County Court Judge 
in 1821, and in 1824, declined the appointment of Probate Judge. Sept., 1815, he was elected 
Mayor of the City of Hartford, and ex officio Judge of the city court, which office he was con- 
tinued in until he became disqualified by law in 1824, to hold it longer. He was elected a mem- 
ber of Congress from Conn., in 1798, which ho held until 1801. Mr. Brace was amon" the 
first lawyers in Vermont, and was 2d of the profession in Rutland County, and there before the 
county was incorporated ; he was clerk of the first court of the county after its organization' 
and acted as attoi^ey against Hon. N. Chipman, in the eleven cases which composed the firit 
docket of the county. C. L. IV. 


he m. and settled at Hartford, and had three sons b. at Hart- 
ford, viz., Jonathan, b. 1708; Elisha and Joseph. 

BRACE, JONATHAN, son of John, and grandson of Stephen, 
Sen., removed to and became one of the original settlers and propri- 
etors of the town of Harwinton, as early as 1740 ; he m. * Miss Ma- 
ry Messenger, of Hartford, and had ten children, five sons and five 
daughters, one of each sex died young, the other's had families; he 
died when nearly 80 years of age ; his sons Elizer, Jonathan, Jr., 
b. Nov. 12, 1754, James and Nathaniel, survived their father. 

BRACE, Hon. JONATHAN, son of Jonathan, was b. at Har- 
winton, Nov. 12, 1754. On the 15th day of April, 1778, he m. 
Mrs. Ann Kimberly, of Glastenbury, the widow of Thomas Kimber- 
ly, Esq., (who was blown up in a powder mill ;) she had two chil- 
dren by her first husband, viz., Anson and Electa Kimberly. An- 
son settled in Georgia, where he m. and died ; he left issue, and a large 
estate. His sister Electa is now living in Hartford, a maiden lady. 
Hon. Jonathan's children were Hon. Tho's Kimberly Brace, b. Oct. 
16, 1779, and Fanny, b. Sept. 23, 1781. His daughter Fanny, m. 
Professor Frederick Hall, first of Middlebury College, Vt., and after- 
wards at Trinity College, in Hartford ; both d. without issue. Hon. 
Jonathan, of Hartford, d. Oct. 26, 1837, aged 83 years. 

BRACE, Hon. THOMAS K., graduated at Y. College, in 1801 ; 
read law at Litchfield with Judges Reeve and Gould, and was admit- 
ted to the Bar, and soon after entered largely into commercial busi- 
ness at Hartford for a few years, and now and for many years, has 
been the trustworthy President of the ^tna Insurance Company at 
Hartford ; otherwise he has retired upon an ample fortune. He has 
represented the town of Hartford, in both branches of the Legislature, 
and has been nominated by his party as a candidate for Congress, 
which he declined. He was Mayor of the city of Hartford, until 
he declined holding the office longer. He m. for his first wife Lucy 
M. Lee, of Westfield, Mass., daughter of John Lee, Esq. ; his chil- 
dren were Francis Ann, m. James Bunce, of Hartford ; she d. and 
left three children; Mary d. aged about twelve years; Rev. Jona- 
than Brace of Milford, now pastor there. Lucy Eliz'th, m. Henry 
Pratt, merchant, N. York ; his family reside at his residence at Hart- 

• After Jonathan Brace, the father of Judge Brace, was engaged to be married to Miss Mes- 
senger, of Hartford, he passed over the bridge between Hartford and West Hartford, to make 
her a visit, and while he was crossing the bridge, she was drowning in the river under it, hav- 
ing upset in a boat, and he soon after married her sister Mary Messenger, who became the moth- 
er of bis children. 


ford. Clarissa m. Walter Smith of N. York ; she died and left three 
children. Wm. H. was lost at sea unmarried. Thomas K., Jr., a 
partner of his brother-in-law, Pratt, in the city of N. Y., unmarried. 
Mrs. Brace the mother, died, and he m. for his 2d wife, Mrs. Emily 
Burnhani, (of Longmeadow, Mass., maiden name Burt,) fay whom 
he has no children. 

BRACE, PHEBE, m. John Piatt, of Milford, June 27, 1675. 

BRACE, MARY, m. John Smith, a tailor at Milford, June 1, 1699. 

BRACE, ELISHA, son of John ; wife Jerusha, of Plartford, ad- 
ministratrix of his estate in 1752. Inventory, £631, 8*. lOd. His 
children were John, aged 19, chose Deacon Merrill for guardian in 
1762 ; Jared, aged 15, chose Jon'n Brace, of Harwinton, for guard- 
ian, in 1762 ; Elisha, chose said Jonathan Brace, of Harwinton, for 
guardian, in 17-62. (Perhaps Johanna and Judith.) 

BRACE, STEPHEN, Jr., (felt-maker in Hartford,) son of Ste- 
phen, Sen., from London, (a brother of John,) will proved in Court, 
1755, widow Sarah — large estate — children, John ; Daniel, he gave 
land in Tolland ; Ruth, Benjamin, William, Nath'l, land in Tolland ; 
Samuel, Elizabeth Holida, Sarah Burlison, Abigail Knickerbocker. 
Ruth m. Edwards; will dated Feb. 26, 1755; he was aged at his 
decease. In 1710, Stephen Brace or Bracy, felt-maker, purchased 
land of Nath'l Willet, wheelwright in Hartford. 

BRACE, HENRY, son of Stephen, m. Ann, and had children. 
His widow Ann and son Henry, were Administrators on his estate 
in 1751. Inventory, £978, 5s. Sd. He had several children, 
one of whom was Henry, Jr. He gave his son Henry all his car- 
penter's tools — half his house — half his right in the barn — all his 
right in the grist-mill, by his paying his debts, funeral charges, and 
supporting his father during life, &c. 

* BRACE, Capt. HENRY: will exhibited by his son Henry, as 
Executor, in 1788, and inventory over ^460, exhibited in Court. 
Will dated Dec. 28, 1781— Inventory dated Oct. 9, 1787. The 
children named in his will are Henry, Abel, Joseph, Riel, Moses, 
Elizabeth Cadwell, Rhoda Woodruff, Ann Brayman and Mary Wad- 

* The name of Bracy and Brace are found upon the Probate and Town records at Hartford 
in one or more cases where the name Bracy is used in the body of the deed and signed by the 
name of Brace, which renders it more difficult to give the line of Henry Brace. (See Bracy.) 

The direct line from Stephen 1st to Rev. Joab Brace is, 1 Stephen, 2 Henry, 3 Henry, 4 Ze- 
naa, 5 Joab, 6 Joab. (Henry Brace owned the Covenant in Church, May 4, 1729 ; Noadiah, 
April 30, 1732; Zenas, Sept. 25, 1748: his wife June 22, 1760; Joseph, Nov. 14, 1762, and 
E/izabeth his wife also. ( fT. B. Church Rec.) 


worth. He also had a son Zenas, then deceased and others. He 
was a Carpenter by trade, and Farmer. 

BRACE, ABEL, son of Henry, baptized 1740 ; m. Miss Wood- 
ruff, and removed to Hartland, where he and Maj'r Uriel Holmes 
were the oft repeated representatives of the town, to the Gen'l As- 
sembly of Conn. He was a Captain of a Company in the war of 
the Revolution. In his old age he removed with most of his fam- 
ily of fifteen children to Litchfield, N. Y., since called Winfield, 
where ho d., aged 92. His son James settled at Litchfield, Conn., 
and m. Susan Pierce and had children : he d. there April, 1834, 
aged 65 years. He was the father of John P. Brace, Esq., the for- 
mer teacher and principal of the celebrated female school at Hart- 
ford, and is now the Editor of the Conn. Courant, at Hartford. The 
last is the father of Charles L. Brace the noted traveler in Europe, 
who was imprisoned by the Austrians at Gross Wardein, in Hun- 
gary, upon the suspicion of his being a spy against their government. 

BRACE, ZENAS, son of Henry, a farmer in West Hartford, m. 
1st, Deliverance Goodwin, and had one daughter: His wife d. ; and 
he m. for his 2d wife, Mary Skinner, and had six sons and two 
daughters, viz., 

1. Zenas, b. 1760, Sept. 25. 

2. Mary, b. July 1, 1762; m. Butler: d. aged 67. 

3. Stephen, b. 1764, July 13; d. aged 7S. 

4. Ammi, b. 1767, April 4th ; m. Sedgwick : d. aged 70. 

5. Joab, b. April 3, 1769, died. 

6. Solomon, b. Jan. 5, 1772 : d. aged 76. 

7. Asahel, b. Oct. 24, 1774 ; yet living in Augusta, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

8. Rev. Joab, of Newington, b. 1781. All these children except one, m. and 
had families, and most of them have d. in West Hartford. 

Rev. joab, son of Zenas Brace, graduated at Yale College in 
1804 — settled in the ministry at Newington, and now preaches there; 
he m. Lucy, daughter of Seth Collins, of West Hartford, Jan. 21, 
1805, and had children; Mary S., b. May 6, 1806; m. Rev. John 
Todd of Pittsfield, Mass., and has nine children; Martha, b. Nov. 
2, 1808 ; m. Rev. Samuel N. Shepard of Madison, Conn., and has 
five children ; Seth C, b. Aug. 3, 1811 — graduated at Yale College 
1832 — Preacher and Instructor at Pittsfield, Mass. ; Rev. Joab, Jr., 
b. June 16, 1814 — graduated at Yale College, 1837 — Minister of 
Lanesborough, Mass., d. Sept. 22, 1845: his wife was Elizabeth J. 
Watson, of Pittsfield ; Sam'l, b. Feb. 24, 1817— Graduated at Yale 
College, 1841 : he m. Sarah R. North, of New Britain, teacher at 


Pittsfield. (One child.) John Whitman Brace, b. July 9, 1824; 
d. Jan. 2, 1846. 

This has proved one of the useful and talented families in Conn. 

Coats of arms for Brace. Brace, (Worcestershire,) one. Brace 
(borne by Vice Admiral, Sir Edward Brace, K. C. B,) one. Brace 
(borne by Francis Brace, Esq., Capt. R. N. &c.) Brace (the en- 
signs of the other descendants of the late Francis Brace, father of 
Sir Edward Brace.) One other for the name of Brace. (Six for 
Bracy.) Eight of this name have graduated at Yale College ; one 
at Williams College. 

BRAWLEY, PETER, owned land adjoining John Stodder's lot, 
land he purchased of Jacob Waterhouse. Inventory £59, Is. Od., 
taken June 19, 1662. 

* BRADFORD, Gov. WILLIAM, and his wife Dorothy, were 
passengers on board that noted vessel the May Flower, on her first 
adventurous voyage to Plymouth in N. England in 1620 and landed 
her passengers at Plymouth Rock, Dec. 11, 1620-;— O. S. Mr. 
Bradford's wife Dorothy, fell over board, and was drowned on (he 
7th of Dec. 1620, while the vessel was in the harbour at Cape Cod 
and her husband gone to the shore in a boat to prepare a reception 
for the crew — her maiden name was May. 

Mr. Bradford m. for his 2d wife Alice Southworth, widow of Con- 
stant Southworth, (maiden name Cai'penter,) she d. Mar. 26, 1670, 
aged about 80. Gov. Bradford d. May 9, 1657, aged 69 years. He 
was born at Austerfield, England in 1588. {W. S. R. 6ic.) 

In 1633, Mr. Bradford united with Gov. Winslow in conferring 
with Gov. Winthrop about building a trading-house on the Conn. 
River, at Windsor to deal with the Indians, carry on commerce, and 

• Governors of the Plymouth Colony, from the first settlement until the union of the Colony 
with Mass. in 1692. 

John Carver from Nov. ] 1, 1620, four months 24 days. 

Wm. Bradford from 1621 to 1632, also 35-37-39 to 1643 ; 1645 to '56 ; thirty-one years. 

Edward Winslow, 1033, 1636, 1644. 

Thomas Prince, 1634, 1638, 1657 to 1672. 

Josiah Winslow from 1673 to 1680. 

Thomas Hinkley, 1681 to 1692. This closed the Plymouth Colony. The two Colonies when 
united should have taken the name of the oldest Colony, even though it was much the smallest, it 
was founded upon the Rock of Plymouth, the first known in New England — and there com- 
menced the first sufferings of the Puritans, and the first civil government of N. E. 

Lieut. Govrs. Thomas Hinkley 1680, James Cudworth 1681. Major Wm. Bradford, 1682 to 
'86, and from 1689 to 1G91. The first Secretary of the Colony, was Nathaniel Souther or 
Sowther in 1636. The 2d Nathaniel Morton from 1645 to 1685 ; 3d Nathan'l Thomas 1686 ; 
4th Samuel Spragae, continued until the union in 1692, except the period interrupted by Sir 
Edmand Andros. (See Russell's Quids to Plymouth, p. 171.) 


to prevent the Dutch from taking possession of the River and the 
lands adjoining. Gov. Winthrop declined. Mr. Bradford was 
Govr. of the Plymouth Colony in 1635, and wrote to the men who 
left Dorchester, a reprimand for settling at Wi. Conn., as it injured 
the Plymouth Colony, after they had purchased land, built a house 
and taken possession there. lie m. for his 2d wife Alice South* 
Worth, his will offered in Court held at Plymouth, June 3d, 1657. 
(See his will, His. Gen. Reg. No. xx. p. 885, Vol. V.) His chil- 
dren, John, William and Joseph are only mentioned in said will as 
his children ; and his 2d wife Allice. His 3d child Mercy b. about 
1626 or '7, m. Benj. Vermayea of Boston, Dec. 21, 1648. 

BRADFORD, JOHN, son of Gov. W. Bradford of Plymouth, 
by Dorothy his first wife, was b. in England, but is not in the list of 
passengers of the May Flower in 1620, so that he was pi'obably left 
by his parents in his native country or Holland. John is not found 
in any of the arrivals of the first settlement. He is found at Dux- 
bury, where. Farmer says he represented the Town at the Gen. 
Court at Plymouth, as he afterwards did Marshfield. He is found 
at Norwich as Mr. John Bradford, as early as 1660 as a first settler. 
He m. Martha daughter of Thos. Bourne, and lived at Norwich 
about 18 years, and d. 1678 ; his widow m. Thomas Tracy in 1679. 
John left no issue, found. His nephew Thomas Bradford son of 
Maj. Wm. Bradford of Plymouth, was of Norwich as early as 1678 
and shared in the estate of his uncle John Bradford deceased, and 
had most of his land by heirship and deeds, and remained an in- 
habitant of Norwich until 1691, when he sold his property, and 
probably removed into the bounds of Canterbury, and d. in 1708. 
(See Calkins and Record at N. and Canterbury, also Learned.) 
These are the early descendants, sons and grandsons, of Gov. Wm. 
Bradford, who first came to Conn., and the following are a small 
part of the numerous descendants, of this highly respectable ances- 
tor, of the Conn, branch of the family of Gov. Bradford. 

Gov. Bradford's son Maj. Wm. by his 2d wife Allice was b. at 
Plymouth Mass. ; he m. Allice Richards, and had two other wives 
by whom he had 15 children. His son Thomas had land at Nor- 
wich from his father and removed there and m. Anna Fitch daughter 
of Rev. James, of Norwich, and had one son recorded at Norwich, 
viz. .loshua b. Nov. 22, 1682, and a daughter Ann who m. Timothy 

In 1720-1, Bradford, James, " cordwinder" purchases 300 acres 
of land of Edw. Raynsford, and 18 acres of Henry Adams in Can- 



terbury. "James Bradford and his wife" owned the covenant in 
1713, and had a son baptized at Canterbury the same day. 

The children of James and Edith recorded at Canterbury were 
Thomas, b. 1712, m. 1733 Eunice Adams. John, b. 1715 ; Jerusha, 
b, 1716, m. Jonath. Pellet ; Wm. b. 1718 ; Sarah, b. 1720, m. Jo- 
seph Adams. The 1st wife of James d. and he m. for his 2d uife 
Susannah, daughter of Sam'l Adams, Dec. 7, 1724, and had issue 
Anna, baptized 1726, m. Eben'r Cleveland ; Mary, baptized 1729, 
m. Joseph Woodward ; James, baptized 1733. 

James Bradford of C. d. Mar. 26, 1762, and in the settlement of 
James's estate, mention is made of widow Leah, and of all the chil- 
dren except John and James. 

BRADFORD, Wm. son of Lieut. James of Canterbury, m. for 
his 1st wife Zeruiah Lothrop, 1739, 2d Mary Cleveland, 1743, and 
3d Martha Warren, and 4th a widow Stedman, and had 20 children, 
three of whom were ministers. By his first wife he had Zeruiah, b 
1740 ; by his 2d wife, he had Mary, b. 1744 ; Wm. b. 1745 ; Ebe 
nezer, b. 174Q ; David, b. 1748; John, b. 1750; Joshua, b. 1751 
Abagail, b. 1753 ; James, b. 1755 ; Olive, b. 1756 ; Josiah, b 
1757; a daughter, b. 1759; Lydia, b. 1760; Buelah, b. 1763 
Moses, b. 1765; and by his 3d wife he had Joseph, b. 1767 ; Ben 
jamin, b. 1768 ; Keeziah and Zeruiah, b. 1770 ; Samuel Warren, 
b. 1772, (making 20 children, if the record is verity.) 

BRADFORD, Wm. son of Lieut. James of Canterbury, m. Ann 
Spaulding of Windham, and had no children, he d. at Canterbury 
about 1810. 

BRADFORD, JOHN, son of James, m. and had children and 
died in Canterbury : he was a farmer. 

JOSHUA, son of James Bradford, d. at Gilmanton, N. H. and 
left children. Olive, daughter of Lieut. James Bradford m. Mr. 
Barstow of Canterbury, where she lived and died and left children. 

JOSIAH, son of Lieut. James, m. (probably) Miss Merrick, and 
had children born at Canterbury and also died there. 

BUELAH, daughter of James, m. Mr. Homan and removed to 
the State of N. York. 

BRADFORD, Rev. EBENEZER, son of James, graduated at 
Princeton College, N. J., in 1773 had his license to preach Aug* 
1774, and was ordained by the Presbytery of N. Y., July 13, 1775. 
He preached 5 years at Danbury, Conn., and was an eye witness to 
the burning of Danbury by the British in 1777. On the 4th day 
of August, 1782, he was settled at Rowley, Mass. He m. Miss Eliz. 


abeth Green, daughter of Rev. Jacob Green of Hanover, a sister of 
the late learned and venerable Dr. Ashbel Green of Philadelphia, 
Penn. They had nine children, seven sons and two daughters. His 
son Ebenezer graduated at Dartmouth College ; he read law in 
Philadelphia, and settled at Easton in Penn., in his profession, where 
he was a Judge of a Court, and a member of the Gen'l Assembly. 
He died in Lancaster Co., about 1835. WILLIAM, son of Ebene- 
zer, b. June 8, 1779, at Danbury, Ct., was a Physician in Culpepper 
Co., Virginia, and in Kentucky, where he died about 1830. JOHN 
MELANCTHON, D. D., a sonofEbenez'r Bradford, b. at Danbury, 
May 15, 1781 ; was graduated at Brown University, R. I. ; studied 
theology with Dr. Green in Philadelphia, and was settled at Albany, 
N. Y. ; he married Mary Lusk of Albany, where he died about 1827. 
He was an eloquent pulpit orator. He left several children, of 
whom Alexander W. Bradford, Esq. of N. Y. City, and John M. 
Esq. of Geneva, are two of them. JACOB P., b. Jan. 18, 1783, at 
Rowley, Mass., m. Miss Hobson of Rowley, and had several children, 
with whom he removed from Canterbury, Conn., to Ohio, where he is 
yet living a farmer. 

ELIZABETH G., daughter of Ebenezer Bradford, b. at Rowley, 
Mass., Dec. 22, 1784 ; m. the Rev. Nath'l Todd, now living in Penn., 
and has 3 children. 

JAMES, Rev., son of Rev. Ebenezer Bradford, b. at Rowley, 
Mass., Sept. 11, 1786, was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1811, 
and was settled pastor of the Congregational Church at Sheffield 
Mass. in 1813, where he yet continues, though dismissed in 1852. 
He m. Miss Margaret Flint of Reading, Mass., Nov. 15, 1813 ; and 
has 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters, viz. 1, Ann Priscilla, b. 
Mar, 17, 1815, m. Geo. Hamlin of N. York; 2, James, Esq. (a Law- 
yer at Sheffield,) b. July 2, 1817 ; 3, Daniel Flint, b. Mar. 4, 1819; 
4. Mary Eliz'th, b. Nov. 4, 1821, m. Mr. N. Briggs, N. Y. ; 5. 
Ashbel Green, b. Oct. 9, 1824; 6. Putnam Flint, b. May 25, 1827; 
and 7 Caroline Hallum, b. Nov. 6, 1830 ; all born at Sheffield, Mass. 
Rev. Ebenezer Bradford died at Rowley, Jan. 3, 1801, aged 55 
years. ' His wife also died at Rowley, July 14, 1825, aged 67 years. 
MOSES, son of Rev. Ebenezer, b. October 11, 1788, at Rowley, 
graduated at Princeton College, m. and settled at Wilmington in 
the State of Delaware, and had three sons, two of whom are Law- 
yers at Wilmington, Delaware. 

HENRY, son of Rev. Ebenezer, b. at Rowley, July 1, 1790 ; 


Studied medicine at Hanover, N. H., and practiced in Penn., where 
he died about 1818, and left a wife and one child. 

MARY CLEVELAND, b. Mar. 25, 1792, at Rowley, daughter 
of Rev. Ebenezer, m. John Richards of Rowley, and died there 
without issue. 

BRADFORD, MOSES, son of William Bradford a farmer of 
Canterbury, and grandson of James Bradford, was b. 1765. Moses 
resided after he became about 12 years old with an elder brother at 
Danbury, who had graduated in N. Jersey, and became an able 
preacher, and prepared his brother Moses for College, and he after- 
wards in 1785, graduated at Dartmouth College, and studied divinity 
with his brother at Rowley, Mass., and settled at Francestown in 
1790, and in 1827 was dismissed, and removed to Sullivan in 1S33, 
and in 1837 removed to Montague, where he died Jan. 14, 1838. 
Rev. Moses m. Dorothy Bradstreet of Rowley, Ms.; she died 1792; 
by her he had 2 children, one of them died in infancy. For his 2d 
wife, hem. Sarah Eaton of Francestown ; by her he had ten children. 
His son Samuel Cleveland graduated at Dartmouth College in 1818 ; 
he settled in Columbia, N. H., and afterwards at Montague, Ms. : his 
son Moses Bradstreet graduated at Amherst 1825, first settled at 
Montague, Ms., and afterwards at Grafton Vt. Ebenezer G., another 
son of Rev. Moses, graduated at Amherst 1827; he first settled at 
Colebrook, N. H., and afterwards at Wardsborough, Vt. David, 
another son, became a Physician and settled at Montague, Ms. 
Elizabeth Bradford, daughter of Samuel of Duxbury, b. Dec. 15th, 
m. William Whiting of Hartford, Ct. Mercy 7th child of Wm. 
Bradford, m. Samuel Steel of Hartford. Melatiah, 7th child of Wm. 
m. John Steel of Norwich. Joseph, only child by the 2d marriage 
of Wm. his 11th child (supposed) settled at Norwich. There were 
others of the descendants of Gov. Bradford in Conn., Dr. Jeremiah? 

In the extracts of H. G. Somerby from the register books of Aus- 
terfield in Yorkshire, from 1561 to 1631, pub. in the N. E. His. 
and Gen. Reg. is found with somewhat a different orthography, viz.? 

Robert, son of William Bradfourth (probably born) 25 June, 
1561 ; Eliz'th daughter of William Bradfourth, 16 July, 1570 ; Mar. 
garet daughter of Thomas Bradfourth, 9 March, 1577 ; Margaret 
daughter of Wm. Bradfourth, 8 March, 1585 ; William son of Rob- 
ert Bradfourth, 22 Sept. 1587 ; Alice, daughter of Wm., 30 of 
Oct. 1587 ; Wm., son Wm., 19 March, 1589 ; Robert, son of Rob- 
ert Bradfourth, 14 May, 1591, &c. 


Thomas Bradford, Richard Anderson, Martin and Edw'd Atkin- 
son, Bridget Crompe, &c., embarked for Virginia in the Merchant's 
Hope, Hugh Weston, Master, 1635. 

George Bradford had a family b. in Woodstock, Ct. ; his son George 
b. there 1757, who went to Providence, R. I. 

Bradford, Alexander, of Dorchester, (a brother of John Bradford,) 
and his wife Sarah as early as 1644. He d. without issue about 
1645. His brother John left children, Robert free, 1642, and Moses 
1669, supposed not to have been of Gov. Bradford's family. 

Coats of arms of Bradford's, 

Bradford, (Earl of Bradford) see Bridgeman coat of arms Brad- 
ford (Cheshire and Devonshire) Sa. a cross engr. ar. Bradford 
(Yorkshire,) one. Bradford (as borne by Gen. Sir Thomas Bradford 
G. C. B.) one — Bradford, (Yorkshire,) one — Bradford (Wiltshire,) 
one. And six others most of them differ. Brandford, (London late 
of Barbadoes) one. 

So many of the different branches of the family of Gov. Bradford 
has been before published it would be useless to republish them. 
And the history of the life of Gov. W^m. Bradford is as familiar to 
antiquarians, as household words, and would be only a recapitula- 
tion of his adventurous and useful life, as one of the early and prin- 
cipal founders of the religious freedom of this country. 

Nineteen of this name have graduated at Harvard College, four 
at Yale College, four at Brown U. and one at Williams. 

BRADLEY, PETER, died 1662. Estate £59, 1^. Od. {Heiu 
Rec.) Francis Bradley was made a freeman from Fairfield, in Oct., 
1664. George Bradley, of Tolland, before 1749; children, Henry, 
Josiah and Jonah. Jonah died before 1749, but lefc no children. 
This name was found early in the New Haven Colony. Four of 
the name have graduated at Harvard, and sixteen at Yale College. 
Whether Peter and Francis Bradley were of the New Haven fam- 
ily, I leave for those of the name to determine. 

BRADLEY, WILLIAM, an early settler at N. Haven ; Deputy 
1676 ; son Ab'm, b. Oct. 24, 1654, m. Hannah Thompson, Dec. 25, 
1673; ]\fary, b. April 30, 1653; Benj'n, b. 2d, 8th 1657; Esther, 
b. Sept. 19, 1659: Sarah, b. June 21, 1665; Joshua had a son 
Joshua Bradley, b. at N. Haven, Dec. 31, 1665; Joseph Bradley 

Note. — Maj'r Wm. Bradford's 3d son Thomas, and 5th son Joseph went to Norwich, and 
afterwards to N. Lond'n, as the Norwich record shows that Tho's iield all the land of hia 
uncle John, by inheritance and deeds, (see deeds noted June 10, 1690.) 


had a daughter b. at N. H., April 25, 1669, and d. May 10. Wid- 
ovv Bradley d. 1692. Mrs. Hannah Bradley d. at N. H., wife of 
Mr. Ab'm, Oct. 26, 1718. Eliz'th wife of Serg. Benj'n Bradley, 
d. Nov. 3, 1718. Daniel Bradley d. Nov. 2, 1723. This has been 
a N. H. name from the early settlement. 

BRADLEY, SAMUEL, of Branford, propounded for a freeman, 
May, 1672. Steven and Nathan of Guilford, chosen commisioners 
for Guilford, 1669., and Francis Bradley for Fairfield. Joseph of 
N. Haven nominated for freeman May, 1668. Wm. and Joseph in 
the list of freemen at N. Haven, in 1669. 

Coats of arms — Bradley (Bethom, Co. Lancaster,) one. Bradley 
(London, originally of Bradley, Co. Lancaster,) one. Bradley, 
(Warwickshire,) one. Bradley, (Worcestershire,) one. Bradley, 
or Bradeley, one. Bradley, (Worcestershire,) one. Bradley, (gore. 
Court, Co. Kent, now represented by Francis Dyne Bradley, Esq.,) 
Sic. Ten others for this name. 

BRADSTREET, SIMON, was b. at Horblin, Lincolnshire, En- 
gland, in March, 1603 ; his father was a non-conforming minister, 
and d. when his son was only fourteen years old, and his son Simon 
was placed in the care of Hon. Tho's Dudley for eight years, one 
year of which he spent at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He left 
Cambridge, and resided in the family of the Earl of Lincoln, as his 
steward, and afterward with the Countess of Warwick. Mr. Win- 
throp, himself, Mr. Dudley and others agreed to emigrate and form 
a settlement in Mass. Mr. Bradstreet having been appointed an as- 
sistant, he with his family and others, went on board the Arabella, 
the 29th of March, 1630 ; anchored June 12, near Narimkeak, now 
Salem, came on shore and returned to the vessel at night; the ves- 
sel came into the inner harbor on the 14th of June, when he went 
on shore again. He attended the first Court, Aug. 23, at Charles- 
town. In the spring of 1631, Mr. Bradstreet and others, began to 
build at Newtown, now Cambridge, and one of the first company that 
settled there in 1632, where he remained some years. In 1639, the 
Court granted him 500 acres of land in Salem, next convenient to 
Gov. Endicott's farm — He was a short time at Ipswich — He was also 
a first settler at Andover — About 1644, he built the first mill on the 
Cochichewick — He was the first secretary of the Colony, and held 
the office several years; Commissioner in the United Colonies, in 
1643, where he served several years. In 1653, he and his colleague, 
opposed making war against the Dutch in N. Y., and on the Indi- 
ans. Deputy Gov'r from 1672 to 1679, and was then elected Gov'r 


and held tlie office of Gov'r until his nephew, Mr. Joseph Dudley, 
was appointed Gov'r in 1686, Andros demanded their Charter dur- 
ing the administration of Gov. Bradstreet. In 1689, Gov. Bradstreet 
was again at the head of the government, and continued there until 
May, 1692, when he had become 89 years old, and was superseded 
by Sir Wm. Phips, as Gov'r under the new Charter, and Mr. Brad- 
street appointed first assistant. He ni. in England, Miss Ann Dud- 
ley, daughter of Tliomas, when she was only 16 years of age. She 
became the most distinguished of the early matrons in this country, 
by her literature, in 1642, by her poem dedicated to her father, and 
others. The children of Gov. Bradstreet and Ann Dudley, were 

1. Samuel, who had two daugliters in Boston, 1G63, 16G5. 

2. Simon, settled in the ministry, at New London, Conn. 

3. Dudley, of Andover. 

4. John, b. in Andover, July 31, 1G52, settled in Salem. 

5. Ann, m. Mr. Wiggin, of Exeter. 

G. Dorothy, m. Rev. Seaborn Cotton, Hampton, June 25, 1654. 

7. Hannah, m. Mr. Andrew Wiggin, Exeter, June 14, 1659. 

8. Mary, m. Nath'l Wade, Nov. 11, 1672. 

The mother d. in Andover, Sept. 16, 1672, aged 60; Gov. Brad- 
street m. for his 2d wife, a sister of Sir Geo. Downing, who was in 
the first class that graduated at Harvard College, in 1660, and was 
ambassador of Cromwell, and Charles II., to Holland. (See N. E, 
His. Gen. Register, Vol. 1, pp. 75, 76 and 77, also Alhoi's History 
of Andover.) 

BRADSTREET, Rev. SIMON, was settled at N. London, Ct., 
Oct. 5, 1670, and died 1683. Rev. Richard Blinman and Gershom 
Bulkley had preached at N. London, before 1670. But Dr. Trum- 
bull says "there seems to have been no church formed in N. Lon- 
don, until the ordination of Mr. Bradstreet. Mr. S. Bradstreet and 
Mr. John Baldwin, of N. L., were presented for freemen, Oct., 1669." 
He returned to Mass. 

BRADSTREET, SIMON, Esq., of Boston, in 1676, had 974 
votes for the office of Magistrate. 

BRADSTREET, Mr. SAMUEL, of Mass., 1656. 

BRADSTREET, DOROTHY, m. Mr. Seaborn Cotton, at Ando- 
ver, Mars., June 14, 1654, m. by Mr. Bradstreet. Hannah Brad- 
street of Andover, m. Mr. And'w Wiggin, June 3, 1659. Humfry 
Bradstreet made free in Mass., May 6, 1635. Lyman Bradstreet 
freeman in Mass., 1636. 

BRADSTREET, DUDLEY, of Boston, freeman 1674. 

This has been an old and highly respectable name in Mass. and 


The name Bradstreet (Ireland) has one coat of arms. 

BRADSTREET, SIMON, was at Emmanuel College, entered 
1617, also at the same 1620 and '24. Mather appears to suppose 
Simon Bradstreet did not continue at the University to receive its 
honors, and Farmer finds him one year at Emmanuel College. 

BRAINERD, BRAINARD, DANIEL, was one of the twenty- 
eight purchasers of Haddam, in 1662. fie was born at Braintree, 
Essex County, in England, and was brought to Hartford by the 
Wyllys family when a child, where he continued until he was of 
the age of 21 years: his name was probably Brainwood. After he 
removed to Haddam he became a Deacon, and a Justice of the 
Peace. He was m. and had sons, Daniel, Jr., who was a Deacon 
at East Haddam ; Deacon James ; Joshua, of East Haddam ; W'm, 
of Haddam Neck, Caleb, Elijah and Hon. Hezekiah, the Assistant, 
and daughter Hannah, who m. Tho's Gates : all survived their fa- 
ther. (" Our honoured mother Hannah.") 

DANIEL, Jr., son of Daniel, Sen., had sons Daniel, Dr. Noadiah, 
Stephen and Bezaliel. DANIEL had a son Daniel. NOADIAH 
had two sons, Noadiah and Jared, BAZALIEL had sons, Daniel, 
Bezaliel, and Enoch. Deacon JAMES had sons, James, Gideon, 
Abijah, Daniel, Zechariah, Jepthah, Othniel and Heber. 

HEZEKIAH was the father of Col. Hezekiah— of Rev. Nehe- 
miah-— of David and John, the noted Missionaries, and Israel. 
Daughters, Dorothy Smith, Jerusha Spencer, Martha Brainard, and 
Elizabeth. He left a large estate for his family, distributed to his 
children in 1729. This has been a family of Ministers and Dea- 
cons, in olden and later times. 

BRAINARD, Rev. CHILIAB, son of W'm, graduated at Yale 
College in 1731, and was settled at Eastbury, in the 2d society of 
Glastenbury, in Jan. 1736, and d. June 1, 1739. Rev. NEHE- 
MIAH BRAINARD, graduated at Yale College, 1732, and eucceed- 
ed Rev. Chiliab Brainard in the 2d society of Glastenbury, where 
he was settled in Jan. 1740, and d. Nov. 9, 1742. 

The Deacons in this family were Daniel, Hon. Hezekiah. Ezra 
in 1771 : Deacon Daniel, Esq., d. 1715, aged 74 — Tho's in 1795, of 
Middle Haddam — James d. 1742, aged 73 — Elijah elected Deacon 
in 1759 ; d. 1764, aged 58 — Col. Hezekiah chosen Deacon, 1764 ; 
d. Dec. 14, 1774, aged 67 — Nehemiah, Esq., (deacon,) d. 1807, 
aged 66 — Deacon Eliakim in 1815, aged 83 — Daniel elected Dea- 
con, 1725; d. 1743, aged 77 — Deacon Noadiah, chosen 1743- d. 
1746, aged 50 : most of them Deacons at Haddam and E. Haddam. 


Col. Hezekiah, Daniel and Gen'l John Brainard, of Haddam, were 
noted as military officers. Hon. Hezekiah, son of the first Daniel 
Brainard, was an important public officer — Justice of the Peace — 
Justice of the Quorum for Hartford County, in 1722 — Clerk of the 
Gen'l Assembly in 1721 — Speaker of the House of Representatives, 
three sessions ; and in 1723 was elected a member of the Governor's 
Council, (Senate of Conn.,) which he held until his death, May 24, 
1727, aged only 45 years. His son Rev. David was celebrated as 
a missionary among the Indians, and preached to them at Schodac, 
N. Y., in 1743. This tribe soon after removed to Stockbridge, Mass., 
and Mr. Brainard visited the Indians at the Forks of the Delaware, 
for which purpose he was ordained at Newark, N. J., in June, 1744 ; 
he preached to them near Freehold, N. Jersey. His health failed 
him, and he returned to N. England, and d. at Northampton, Mass., 
Oct. 10, 1747, aged about 30 years. Hon. Hezekiah, (Col. Heze- 
kiah,) Daniel, Gen'l John, Jabez, Nehemiah, Hezekiah who d. in 
1805, aged 62, Ezra, Col. Daniel, and Gen'l John Brainard, have 
held the office of Commissioner, or Justice of the Peace. Dr. Hez- 
ekiah was a Justice of the Quorum, in 1797. Hon. Jeremiah G. 
Brainard, so many years one of the Judges of the Superior Court of 
Conn., was of the family of Daniel, of Haddam. His son John G. 
C. Brainard, the celebrated Poet, was b. at N. London, Oct. 21, 
1796 ; a brother of Wm. F. Brainard, Esq., of N. L. This family 
have been noted for their talents, wit and piety. Brainwood has one 
coat of arms. 

BRAKER, JOHN, m. Sarah Greenell, April 29, 1717; issue, 
born at Saybrook, John, b. July 21, 1718 ; Samuel, b. May 28, 1720 ; 
Mary and Sarah, b. March 22, 1723 ; Sarah d. March 28, 1723 ; 
2d Sarah, b. 1726 ; Edward, b. March 22, 1729, died ; Patience, 
b. May 10, 1732. 

BRAMFIELD, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, in 1645. 

BRANKER, BRANGER, Mr. JOHN, was at Windsor about 
1640, and was freed from watching and warding in Windsor, Nov., 
1643 ; and from watching, training and warding in Sept., 1649, at 
Hartford. He was made free in Mass., in 1632. He was a gentle- 
man of a good estate and reputation. Abigail Branker, his wife, 
witnessed the will of John Porter, of Windsor, April 20, 1648. He 
d. May 29, 1662. Inventory of his estate was £502, 10s; all of 
which he gave his widow Abigail with her wearing apparel, riding 
apparel for horse, &c. Rev. John Warham made a jointure of 
marriage with Mrs. Abigail Branker, dated Sept. 12, 1662, ( the 


widow of Mr. John Branker deceased,) which was recorded April 
8, 1664. John Branker — Inventory dated June 17, 1662. 

BRATFIELD, LISLEY or LESLY, of Wethersfield, plaintiff in 
Court at Hartford, April 6, 1643. In July 1645, Ed : Vier of Weth- 
ersfield by his will, dated July 19, 1645, gave " Lysly Bradfield 
three pownds." 

Bradfield has four coats of arms and Bratfield has one. 

This name was early at Branford from Wethersfield. 

BRATTLE, THOMAS, owned land in Wethersfield, in 1668, 
which bounded on James Boosy land, (then deceased.) 

BRATTLE, AVILLIAM, m. Mary Wright, of Wethersfield, 
Sept. 21, 1743, and had Sarah, b. 1744; William, b. 1745; Eliza- 
beth, b. Jan., 1747 ; Mary, b. July 25, 1748 ; John, b. Aug., 1750 ; 
James, b. 1751 ; Martha, b. Feb. 22, 1753; and Ann, b. Aug. 15, 

This has been an important and valuable name in Mass., from an 
early period of the settlement. Thomas Brattle, b. at Boston, 
1657 — graduated at Harvard in 1676 — became one of the founders 
of Brattle Street Church in Boston. He died May 18, 1713. His 
brother William, graduated at Harvard College, in 1680. He be- 
came a tutor and fellow of the Institution afterwards, and a fellow 
of the Royal Society. He was a gentleman of groat literary ac-- 
quirements; he gave a handsome legacy to Harvard College in his 
will. His son W'm was mere celebrated than his father. He was 
a statesman, divine, physician, and versed in military tactics as 
Maj'r General. 

Brattle has one coat of arms, viz., or. a boar pass. gu. 

BRAY, THOMAS, wife Mary of Gloucester, Mass., had issue, 
Tho's, Jr., b. 1659; Hannah, b. 1662; Esther, b. 1664; perhaps 

This name came into Conn, at a late period ; it is now found in 
Litchfield County, and other parts of the State. 

BRAY or BRAYE, ( Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Glouces- 
tershire, Surrey. &c., &c., descended from William DeBray, a wit- 
ness in 1088, to the Charter of Battle Abbey, &c.,) one. Bray, 
(Northuiitljerland, on Lincoln's Inn, 1787,) one. Bray, (Oxford- 
shire,) one ; and fourteen others. Braye has four coats of arms. 

BREAD, Breed, ALLEN, this name has been many years at 
Norwich, Conn., though not one of the first settlers. Gershom Bread 
is mentioned by Miss Caulkins, as contractor to build the first bridge 
over the cove at Norwich, in 1767 : also John N. Breed, Esq., a 


lawyer of note, at a later period, elected Mayor of Norwich City, 
April 18, 1796; Miss Caulkins says descended from Allen Breed 
who emigrated from England, 1630. Gershom Bread first of the 
name at Norwich, as early as 1750, a merchant, had three sons, viz., 
Hon. John McLarran, Shubael and Simeon, all deceased. John M. 
d. in June, 1798. Allen Bread of Lynn, came there from England, 
in 1630 ; he was one of the first purchasers of Southampton, L. I., 
of the Indians; deed dated Dec. 13, 1640. He is not in Thomp- 
son's list of settlers at Southampton, during the first twelve months. 
If he ever removed to Southampton, L. I., he probably returned to 
Lynn ; he d. (says Dr. Allen,) March 17, 1692, aged 91 years. 
Edmand Farrington, another purchaser of Southampton, returned to 
Lynn, and d. in 1680, aged 88 years. Capt. Daniel How, another 
purchaser and settler, sold his possessions there in 1645, to Hon. 
John Cosmore, and removed to East Hampton, L. I., a first settler ; 
he was a freeman at Lynn, Mass., in 1634 — Deputy to Gen'l Court 
in Mass., 1636 — Lieut, in 1638. (Thompson says he removed to 
New Haven in 1638, from thence to Southampton, L. I.) ALLEN 
BREAD, is noted by Farmer, as born in 1601, a grantee mentioned 
in the Indian deed of South Hampton, L. I., in 1640; d. at Lynn, 
Mass., March 17, 1691 ; his children, Allen, Timothy, Joseph and 
John. John of Lynn, 1640, d. 1678. (Lewis.) This has uniform- 
ly been a respectable name in Conn. Five of this name had gradu- 
ated at Y. College, in 1844. 

BREAD, ALLEN, 3d '"= of Lynn, free May 7, 1684. John 
Bread of Lynn, Mass., free ; also Timothy and Joseph Bread, 1691. 
{His. Reg.) " Bread or Beade, Allen, Sen., m. Elizabeth Knight, 
Mar. 28, 1656. Allen, Jr's., children, Joseph, b. Feb. 12, 1658 ; Al- 
len, b. Aug. 30, 1660, when his wife was Mary ; John, b. Jan. 18, 
1663; Mary, b. Aug. 24, 1665; Elizabeth, b. Nov., 1667; Samuel, 
b. Sept. 25, 1669; his wife Mary, d. Nov. 30, 1671." Allm 3d, 
m. Eliz'th Ballard, May 22, 1684 ; 3. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 24, 1685. 
John Bread, Sen., d. June 28, 1678. John, m. Sarah Hathorne, 
Dec. 28, 1663 ; children, Sarah, b. Dec. 28, 1667 ; William, Eph'm, 
Ebenezer, b. April 15, 1676 ; his wife Sarah, d. Nov. 22, 1676 ; he 
m. Sarah Hart, March 4, 1678. (See N. E. His. Reg. Vol. 5, p. 
94 ; also Lynn Rec.) 

BREWER, Widow JOANNA, of Roxbury, Mass., d. 1688, aged 
87 years ; said to have come to N.England about 1633, with a 
family, and to have been the wife of a brother of Daniel Brewer first 
of Roxbury. "Ann, widow Brewer's daughter d. 1658." 


BREWER, Capt. JOHN, of Cambridge, Mass., (probably son of 
Joanna.) Wife Ann, had son John, b. in Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1642, 
and a daughter Hannah, b. Jan'y 18, 1644. ' Married 2d wife 
MARY WHITMORE of Lynn, Oct. 23, 1647, and had children, 
Mary, b. 1648; William, b. 16.53 ; Sarah, b. 1658, married 
Samuel Graves, of Lynn, March 12, 1678, and had 3 children, 
Crispus, Flannah and Samuel. John, Jr., settled in Sudbury, m. 
Elizabeth Rice, and had 9 children, John, b. 1669 ; Elizabeth, Han- 
nah, James, 1675; Sarah, 1678; Mary, 1680; Abigail, 1682; 
Martha, 1685, and Jonathan, 1689. From John Brewer, Jr., de- 
scended the numerous and respectable families of Sudbury, Framing- 
ham, Hopkinton, Tyringham, &c. 

BREWER, THOMAS, of Ipswich, 1642, perhaps Bro. of Dan'l 1st. 

BREWER, THOMAS, aged 14 years, living at Lynn, Mass., in 
1672 ; a Thomas Brewer of Lynn, m. Elizabeth Graves, Dec. 4, 
1652, and had six children, Mary, Rebecca, Mary 2d, Crispus, 
Thomas and John. 

BREWER, OBADIAH, settled at Lynn, and made freeman 1642, 
(supposed son of widow Joanna,) or Bro. of Dan'l Ist. 

BREWER, CRISPUS, of Lynn, "by vote of the town in 1682 
had leave to sit in the pulpit on Sundays" (perhaps a son of widow 
Joanna.) Crispus Brewer, son of Crispus, had daughter Rebecca, 
b. Oct. 28, 1667 ; Mary, daughter of Crispus, m. John Richards of 
Lynn, Nov. 18, 1674, and had 4 children, Mary, John, Edward and 

BREWER, CHRISTOPHER, of Lynn, had a daughter Abigail, 
h. 4th Dec, 1664. 

HANNAH BREWER, of Lynn, m. Samuel Ingals of Lynn, 
Feb. 2, 1682, and had Hannah and Abigail. 

RICHARD, of Lynn, d. Oct. 8, 1665. 

* DANIEL, of Roxburjr, Mass., the emigrant ancestor of the 
generations settling in Boston, Roxbury and Springfield, was b. in 

• Brewer, Daniel, of Roxbury, Mass., (Farmer says.) free 1634, d. Jan. 9, 1689, aged 84 ; his son 
Nath'l b. 1C35, d. Feb. 26, 1693. Daniel, minister of W. Springfield, ordained May, 16, 1694, 
d. 1733, aged 66, grandson of Daniel of Roxbury ; his wife Catherine Chauncey of Northamp- 
ton, she d. May 15, 1754, aged 78, had 8 children. John Brewer of Cambridge 1644, daugh- 
ter Hannah by Ann his wife b. 1644. Thomas Brewer free 1652, (see Farmer,) Daniel of 
Roxbury was probably born in England. Daniel Brewer is put down in the list of persons and 
estates at Roxbury with nine persons in his family. Christopher Brewer of Lynn, had daugh- 
ter Abigail b. at Lynn, Dec. 4, 1664. Daniel Brewer's son Nath'l b. at Roxbury, Ms., 1635 
and his daughter Sarah, b. there 1638. Daniel Brewer, free in Mass. 1634. Tho's Brewer of 
Roxbury, free 1652. Nath'l free in Mass. of Roxbury, 1673-4, Jno. Brewer of Sudbury free 
1678. John and Ann Brewer had a son John, b. at Cambridge 1642, Tho'a Brewer and hi» 
family at Salem, 1754. Crispus of Lynn, 1684. 


England 1605, May 14, canne to New England 1633 ; freeman 
1634, d. Jan'y 9, 16S9, aged 84 ; was 29 when constituted a citizen 
of N. E., (in 1639' had 9 persons in his family.) 

DANIEL, the eldest son, settled in Roxbury, b. in England, 1624, 
d. 1717, aged 81 years. Married Hannah Morill, Nov. 5, 1652 and 
had Hannah, 1659, d. young, Hannah 2d, July 1665, (m. Michael 
Roath or Rooth of Rox. 1686, who had daughter Martha.) Rev. Dan- 
iel, b. Feb. 166S, graduated at Harvard College 1G87, settled at Spring, 
field, 1694, m. Catherine Chauncey of Northampton Aug. 23, 1699, 
and had 8 children ; KATHERINE, b. 1700, m. William Pyncheon 
and had 5 children ; 2d, DANIEL, b. 1702, died young; 3d, ABI- 
GAIL, b. 1705, m. Tho's Merrick, and had 3 children ; 4th, EU- 
NICE, b. 1707, m. Rev. Rob't Breck, and had 2 children; 5th, 
DANIEL 2d, b. 1709. graduated at Harvard College 1727, anddied un- 

married 1733; 6th, Dea. NATHANIEL, b. 1711, m. Eunice 

and had a large family who settled in Springfield ; 7th, ISAAC, b. 
1713, m. Mary Bliss and settled in Wilbraham, and had 6 children. 
Sth, CHARLES, b. 1716, m. Eunice Bliss, settled in Springfield, and 
liad 3 children. From Rev. Daniel Brewer descended the numerous 
families in Hampden Co. Mass. 

BREWER, THOMAS, son of Daniel first of Rox., freeman 1652. 

BREWER, GEORGE, son of Daniel first, of Rox., d. 1656 at 


BREWER, NATHANIEL, son of Daniel first, b. in Rox., 1635, 

d. Feb. 26, 1693 ; m. Elizabeth , and had daughter Elizabeth, 

b. 1661, Joanna (or Susannah) 16G2 ; wife Elizabeth, d. 1662, 
m. Elizabeth Rand 1663, (2d wife,) and had NATHANIEL, Jr., 
1665. NATHANIEL, Jr., son of Nath'l of Rox., m. Margaret Weld, 
of Rox., 1692, and had Margaret, b. 1693 ; Nathaniel, 1694 ; Doro- 
thy, 1697, (who m. John Williams of Rox.) Mrs. Margaret Brewer, 
d. 1704; Nath'l Brewer, Sen., m. Elizabeth Sunderland, 1705, who 
d. 1749. He d. 1733, aged 63 years. 

BREWER, 3d NATHANIEL, m. Elizabeth Mayo of Rox., 
1717, and had 11 children, 1st, MARGARET, b. 1719, m. Joseph 
Winchester, Rox. ; 2d, ELIZABETH, b. 1720, m. Dan'l Weld 
Rox. ; 3d, JOSEPH, m. Rebecca Weld of Rox., and had 3 children 
Dorathy, Nath'l and Stephen ; 4th, DORATHY, 1724, m. Henry 

Winchester, Rox. ; Sth, Nathaniel, b. 1726, m. Margaret , 

and had Samuel and Mary ; 6th, STEPHEN, b. 1728, m. Susanna 

, 1757, and had 4 children, William, 1758, Stephen, 1759, 

Susanna, 1762, and Edward, 1764 ; 7th, SARAH, b. 1730, m. John 



Goddard, Rox. 1753 ; 8th, John, b. 1731, m. Susanna, and had five 
children, Gen'l John, 1763, (of Passamaquoddy, Maine,) Joanna,1765, 
(wife of Sam'l Goddard, Rox. ;) Thomas, 1766, (settled in Maine 
and had 7 children;) Rebecca, 1768, and Stephen 1771, (settled in 
Northampton;) 9th, MARY, b. 1734, m. Joseph Smith of Rox.; 
10th, REBECCA, b. 1742, m. Rob't Champtney of Rox., 1767, and 
11th, Dolly b. 1744, m. George Woods of Rox. Most of the Brew- 
ers of Boston are descendants of Samuel, son of Nath'l 3d. 

SARAH, daughter of Daniel Brewer, ^r*f, was b. in Rox. March 
16, 1638, m. John Mays of Rox., Nov. 19, 1656. Daniel Brewer 
first, had two other children, as he had 9 in his family, 1639, includ- 
ing himself and wife. Possibly Crispus and Christopher of Lynn 
or Hannah, Mrs. Ingalls may have been his children. 

Brewer, Daniel, freeman in Mass. 1634 ; Obediah, free, Mass. 
1642; Tho's of Roxbury, free, 1652; Nath'l of Roxbury, Mass. 
free, 1673-4 ; Chrispus, of Lynn, free. May 1684. Seven of this 
name had graduated at Y. College before 1851, and nine at Harvard 

BREWER, THOMAS, of Glastenbury, Conn., came from Mass., 
(probably the Thomas aged 14, living in Lynn, 1672,) m. Sarah 

of Glastenbury, July 13, 1682, and had 10 children ; 1st, 

Mary, b. July 28, 1684; 2d, Thomas, b. Feb. 17, 1686-7; 3d, 
Hezekiah, b. Feb. 23, 1690; 4th, Sarah, b. Dec. 9, 1692; 5th,. 
Joseph, b. March 20, 1694-5 ; 6th, Benjamin, b. Aug. 13, 1697 ; 
7th, Daniel, b. March 25, 1699 ; 8th, Lydia, b. July 27, 1701 ; 
9th, " Aome" or Naoma, b. Sept. 28, 1703, and 10th, Alexander, b. 
Oct. 5th, 1706. 

BREWER, THO'S, Jr. (eldest son of Thomas) of Glastenbury, 
m. Sarah Goodale, daughter of Richard, May 4th, 1710, and had a 
family, two only recorded, Mary, b. Dec. 14, 1712, and John, b. 
Oct. 11th, 1737. 

BREWER, DANIEL, of Middletown, Ct., (son of Thomas Sen.) 
m. Elenor Goodwin, (or Goodrich,) of Middletown, Jan'y 19, 1719 ; 
purchased 1 acre of land (near the Plains and adjoining the River at 
Churchell's Landing,) of Joanna Wilcox, 1727, paid £10. TJiey 
had 9 children, 1st, HEZEKIAH, b. Sept. 26, 1725 ; 2d, ELE- 
NOR, b. Jan'y 2, 1727; 3d, EDWARD, b. Aug. 24, 1728; 4th, 
RICHARD, b. Feb. 21, 1730; 5th, DANIEL, Jr., b. May 3, 
1731, m. Ruth Strickland, of Glastenbury, Jan'y 9, 1752, and had 
two children, Richard, 1753; William, 1756. 6th, DAVID, b. 


Feb. 15, 1736 ; 7th, SETH, b. May 21, 173S ; 8th, Remembrance, 
b. March 2d, 1741 ; 9th, JOANNA, b. June 29, 1743. 

BREWER, JOSEPH, (3d son of Thomas, Sen'r,) m. Dinah 
Smith, May 29, 1727, and settled in Glastenbury. They had 6 
children, 1st, DORATHY, b. March 15,1727-8; 2d, RUTH, b. 
May 30, 1730 ; 3d, COMFORT, Nov. 14, 1732 ; 4th, JOSEPH, b. 
Ap'l 24, 1735 ; 5th, ISRAEL, b. Sept. 18, 1737, ai.d 6th, ELLIM, 
b. Feb. 2, 1739-40. 

BREWER, ALEXANDER, 6th and youngest son of Thomas 

Sen., resided in Glastenbury, m. Thankful , and had 9 

children, 1st, Thomas J 2d, Hezekiah ; 3d, Joseph ; 4th, Benjamin ; 
5th, Daniel ; 6lh, Mary, who m. Mr. Dix ; 7th, Sarah Goodale ; 
8th, Lydia Loveland ; 9th, Amy Porter. Alexander Brewer, died 
1750, and left widow Thankful. Son Joseph, Administrator, Estate 
£109, 8*. Gd. 

BREWER, DANIEL, son of Daniel Brewer, Junior, of Mid- 
dletown, by Anna Vanzant ; before he m. Ruth Strickland, this Dan- 
iel had a son DANIEL, who m. MARY RISLEY, and removed 
and settled in East Hartford, had 10 children, 1st, Capt. SAM- 
UEL, long a prominent man of E. Hartford, b. Feb. 16, 1776, d. 
Ap'l 8, 1847, m. Prudence Damon Oct. 4, 1797, and had 11 chil- 
dren, Samuel, 1798; Selden, 18—; Mary, 1803 ;' Philura, 1806 ; 
Samuel, 1806; Selden 2d, 1611; Hamilton, 1813; Adeline, A. 
1316 ; Mary, 1818 ; Electa, P., 1821 ; Aleuty A., 1823. 2d, REU- 
BEN ; 3d, ALLEN; 4th, DANIEL; 5th, GEORGE of E. H. ; 
6th, ANNA, who m. Smith of E. Hartford; 7th, ABIGAIL, the 
wife of James Hills, E. H. ; 8th, BETSEY, the wife of Russell 
Taylor of Glastenbury ; 9th, LUCY, the wife of Matthias Treat, E. 
IL, and 10th, EMILY, the wife of A. Vibbert of E. Hartford. 

There is another family of Brewers living at East Hartford, who 
tradition says, descended from a DANIEL who came from Glasten- 
bury, whose son DANIEL, m. a Miss Slate, of Oxford society, now 
Manchester, about 1800. who had DAVID, CHAUNCEY, JOSEPH, 
JULIUS, and perhaps others who are living and have families in E. 
Hartford, Hartford and Glastenbury. 

BREWER, Capt. CHARLES, of Middletown, (grandson of 
Charles, of Springfield, the son of Rev. Daniel,) b. March 24, 1778, 
at Springfield, a Jeweller and Merchant, m. Hannah Fairbanks of 
Middletown and removed to Middletown, Oct. 13, 1800. They had 
9 children, 1st, CHARLES, b. 1799, Merch't N. Y., d. unmarried, 
1837 ; 2d, GEORGE, b. 1803, m. Mary Harris 1829 ; 3d, EDWIN, 


b. 1805, m. Elizabeth Warner, 18:^0, and had two children, Emma and 
Edwin ; 4lh, Henry, b. 1807, m. Eliza Bridgham, 1841 , and had two 
children, Charles and Mary Jane ; 5th, MARIA, b. 1809, m. Hon. 
Edwin Stearns of Middletown, the present Treasurer of Conn., in 
1828, and had five children, William E., Charles E., William S., 
George F. and Mary J. ; 6x^, FREDERICK, b. 1811, m. Clarissa 
M. Mather, 1845, have had 4 children, Frederick, Clara M., Fred'k 
B., and Mary M. ; 7th, WILLIAM, b. 1814, d. 1821 ; 8th, Samuel, 
b. 1816, d. same year : 9th, Samuel, 2d, b. 1820, m. 1st, Lucy Dan- 
forth, 1846, and had a son William, 2d wife, Susan T. Baldwin of 
N. H., 1851, and had a daughter Maria S., b. June, 1852, &c. 
Niimher of Coats of Arms. 
Brewer or Bruer, (Devonshire) one Coat of Arms. Brewer or 
Bruer, (Kent,) one. Brewer, (London and Somsersetshire Her.' 
off. London) one. Brewer, (Bermondsey and Norfolk,) one, and one 
other. Brewers, Company (of London and Exeter,) one. Brew- 
ers, 1. Brune, 2. Bruers, 2. Records, His. Gen. and Stearns. 

BREWSTER, Elder WILLIAM, was b. in England, in 1559 
or '60, and d. April 16, 1644, at Duxbury. He was one of the 101 
signers of the contract forming themselves into a civil body politic, 
at Cape Cod, Nov. 11, 1620: all passengers in the May Flower. 

Gov. Bradford stated upon the church record of Plymouth, "that 
Elder Brewster was the chief of those that were taken at Boston in 
Lincolnshire, and suffered the greatest loss ; and one of the seven 
who was kept longest in prison, and after bound over to the assizes." 
{Gui. Ply. note, p. 14.) To say that Elder Brewster was one of the 
oldest and principal Puritan passengers in the May Flower, and 
landed on Plymouth Rock, Dec. 21, 1620, is giving no historical in- 
formation, for he was as far, and as familiarly known, as the vessel 
in which he came, or the event of which he was a principal actor. 
He had been fortunately educated and graduated at Cambridge, in 
England, when young — was married and had a family of children ; 
and his character established before he left England. The May- 
Flower was chartered by the merchant adventurers of London, to 
transport a part of the Leyden church to this country ; and she sailed 
from Southampton for the eventful voyage on the 5th day of Aug., 
1620, and anchored at Cape Cod, Nov. 11, 1620, after a voyage of 
ninety-eight days. They left Cape Cod and anchored on the 16th 
of Dec, in Plymouth Harbor; and became with Carver, Bradford, 
Winslow, Alden, Allerton and others of the May Flower, the found- 
ers of the religious and civil Gov't in this country, and especially in 


New England ; and the first founders of the first real Republic on 
earth. His wife was a passenger with the Elder ; also his son Love, 
son Wrestling, Lucretia wife of Jonathan, and William, son of Jon- 

Patience and Fear, daughters of Elder W'm, were left at Ley- 
den by their parents, and did not arrfve in this country until 1624, 
when they came in the ship Ann. (Jonathan his eldest son came in 
the Fortune, in 162L) Children of Elder W'm were: 

1. Jonathan, m. Lucretia before he came to Plymouth, and had a son Wmt 
b. in l:^ngland, and had Mary, Jonathan and Benjamin, born in this Country. 
Jonathan was for a time at Duxbury, and removed to New London about 1648, 
and was a townsman at New London in 1649. 

2. Love, m. Sarah, daughter of Hon. W'm Collier, of that Colony. 

3. Wrestling. 

4. Patience, m. Gov. Thomas Prince, Aug. 5, 1624, and d. 1634. 

5. Fear, m. Isaac AUerton as soon as 1627, and d. 1633. 

In 1627 his wife was deceased, and Elder William had other 
children, viz., 6 Lucretia, 7 Mary and 8 William ; being eight child- 
ren by both wives. (See Thatcher'' s His. Ply., p. 268.) Elder 
William d. April 16, 1644, aged 83. 

BREWSTER, JONATHAN, son of Elder William: his son 
William, b. in England, d. in the Indian war, in 1645. His daugh- 
ter Mary m. John Turner, of Scituate, Nov. 12, 1645. His son 
Jonathan, b. about 1627. Benjamin, his youngest son, m. Anna 
Dart, at New London, in 1659, and had issue ; Anna b. Sept. 1662; 
Jonathan, b. 1664 ; Daniel, b. 1667 ; William, b. 1669 ; Benjamin; 
b. 1673. Perhaps others. 

BREWSTER, LOVE, son of Elder W'm, m. Sarah Collier, May 
15, 1634, and d. in 1650 ; he had children: 

1. Sarah, m. Benjamin Bartlett, 1606. 

2. Nathaniel, d. 1676. 

3. W'm, m. Lydia Partridge, and d. Nov. 3. 1723 : She d. Feb. 2, 1742. 

4. Wrestling, m. Mary, and had a family, and d. 1696. {Guide to Plymouth, 
p. 241. 

BREWSTER, JONATHAN, son of Elder W'm, is found in 
Court, in Conn., in 1648, with Elias Parkman his partner, and was 
made a freeman in Conn., in May, 1650. He probably came to 
Conn., between 1648 and '49; first to New London. He had been 
an efficient and active man at Duxbury for some years before he 
went to New London. 

Mrs. Whiting of Hartford, plaintiff against Jonathan Brew.ster in 
1648. The latter was called in court, or Elias Parkman his part- 



ner. Neither appeared and forfeited their recognizance. (Elias 
Parkman of Windsor, in 1636.) He set up a trading-house at Mo- 
hegan, which the Gen'l Court considered disorderly, but suffered 
him to go on in May, 1650. Mr. Jonathan Brewster made free, 
16.50 — was deputy to the Gen'l Court in Conn, Sept., 1650 — May, 
1656. Mr. Brewster was Deputy, May, 1655, (but absent.) Dep- 
uty, Aug., 1657, and Oct. 1, 1657 — and chosen an assistant for 
Pequett in May, 1657 — Deputy, May, 1657 and '8. — He was ap- 
pointed by the Gen'l Court May, 1658, with Esq. Winthrop, Maior 
Mason and Mr. Allyn, to hold a court at Pequett, "to settle affayrs 
of y' place," and Mr. Winthrop to designate the time. The Gov'r, 
Mr. Willys, Mr. Allyn, Mr. Treat and Mr. Brewster, were ordered 
to assist each other in holding Court at New London, the 1st day of 
June, 1659. Mr. Benjamin Brewster was Deputy to the Gen'l Court 
at Hartford, May, 1668. (As the Christian name is not always re- 
corded, perhaps Benjamin might have been the Deputy in some in- 
stances before 1668.) 

Mr. Benjamin Brewster had 200 acres of land granted to him by 
the Gen'l Court, by Poccoianock Brook. Perhaps at Wisquades. 
" The sayd land joynes to Norwich bownds;" laid out 1669 grant- 
ed 1668. Mr. Benjamin confirmed Lieut, of the New London troops, 
1673. Mr. Benjamin Brewster in the list of freemen at Norwich, 
1669. Elder Sam'l Fuller remembered Mr. W'm Brewster in his 
will dated July 30, 1633, by giving him "my best hat and band W^*" 
I never wore." The inventory on the estate of Thomas Evans, de- 
ceased, made by Mr. John Howland and Jona. Brewster, Feb. 18, 
1634. The Inventory of the estate of W'm Kemp of Duxbury, 
Sept. 23, 1641, was made by Jona. Brewster and others. Jona. and 
Love, sons of Elder Brewster, took letters of administration on the 
estate of Elder Brewster, (Duxbury,) their father, June 5, 1644. 
Jonathan Brewster is found in the list of those at " Duxborrow," able 
to bear arms from sixteen years old to sixty years old. In 1643 also 
W'm and Love. 

BREWSTER, Mr. BENJAMIN, son of Jonathan, and grand- 
son of Elder William Brewster, came to New London with his fa- 
ther. He m. Anna Dart of New London, in 1659, and is found 
soon after at Norwich, (where Miss Caulkins says,) the birth of his 
daughter Annie is recorded, Sept. 1662, and notes his sons Jonathan, 
b. 1664; Daniel, b. 1667; William, b. 1G69; and Benjamin, b. 
1673. In 1693, he was a Commissioner at Norwich. In the list of 
freemen there, Oct. 9, 1669, where he proved one of the leaders of 


the town, and enjoyed many of its offices and honors, as have his 
numerous generations after him. 

BREWSTER, NATHANIEL, D. D., a grandson of Elder W'm, 
settled at Brookhaven, L. Island, where he d. in 1690 : His sons 
were John, Timothy and Daniel. 

BREWSTER, SEABURY, a son of Wrestling, was born in the 
Plymouth Colony, Oct. 21, 1754; supposed at Kingston, (P.) He 
went to Norwich from Mass., soon after the war of the Revolution, 
and m. Sally Bradford of Montville, in 178.5, and settled at Norwich, 
and had by her a son W'm, (who settled in Ohio.) After the death 
of his wife Sally, he m. for his 2d wife Lucy Leffingwell, and had 
two sons; and his 2d wife died in 1797, and he m. for his 3d wife 
Fanny Starr, of Norwich, in 1798; she died in 1833. By the last 
marriage he had three children, viz.. Dr. or Sir Christopher S., of 
Paris in France, who report says was honored with the title of 
Knighthood by Emperor Nicholas of Russia, also dentist for Louis 
Philippe, late King of France ; 2d, Lucy L., who died young; and 
3d, Seabury Brewster, of the City of New York. 

The Brewster family of New Haven are also descendants of El- 
der William, of Plymouth and Duxbury. 

BREWSTER, JONATHAN,' and his wife Mary were of Wind- 
ham, where his son Elijah was born, March 12, 1731 ; Jonathan, 
Jr., b. May 1, 1737: Jonathan the father d. Nov. 24, 1753. 

BREWSTER, JAMES, of Windham, m. Faith Ripley, March 
15, 1737; issue, Lydia, b. March 18, 1740; Faith, b. May 30, 
1742; d. 1745; Olive, b. June 18, 1744; 2d Faith, b. Nov. 18, 
1746; James, b. Jan. 8, 1749; Mary, b. 1751; David, b. Dec. 21, 
1753; Capt. .lames d. Oct. 2, 1755, aged 40. 

BREWSTER, JONAH, of Windham, m. Joanna Waldo, Jan. 
25, 1744; issue, Jonathan, b. Aug. 25, 1744; Nathan, b. Jan. 31, 
1746 ; Ezekiel, b. July 19, 1747 ; Ann, b. 1749; and 2d Jonah, b. 
1750: Jonah the father d. June 3, 1750. 

BREWSTER, WILLIAM and Esther, of Windham, had issue, 
Benjamin, b. Feb. 6, 1753 ; Hannah, b. 17.54 ; Esther, b. 1756 ; 
Elizabeth, b. 1759; Cyntha, b. July 25, 1762; William, b. Jan. 
21, 1765; Cyrus, b. Aug. 5, 1769; Bowen, b. April 19, 1773. 

BREWSTER, Dr. JOHN, was the first physician who settled at 
Hampton, Conn. He was peculiarly skillful in healing wounds; he 
educated his sons W'm and Augustus. His son John was a portrait 
painter. Royal was a physician and settled in the state of Maine. 
Dr. John Brewster m. Mary, daughter of William Durkee, Nov. 6, 


1760, and had issue, Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1762 ; W'm, b. June 17, 
1764 ; John, b. May 30, 1766, (deaf and dumb ; ) Augustus, b. May 
30, 1768 ; Royal, b. July 13, 1770 : Mary, wife of Dr. John, d. June 
4, 1783, and he m. Ruth Avery of Brooklyn, June 4, 1789, and had 
children, W'm Augustus, b. Dec. 10, 1791, (an Apothecary at Kil- 
lingly;) Sophia, b. April 9, 1795; d. April 24, 1800; Betsey A., 
b. Sept. 11, 1798; m. .Joseph Prentis, Esq.; she d. Oct. 17, 1833: 
Dr. John d. Aug. 18, 1823, aged 84. His wife Mary d. May 18, 
1823, aged 69. 

Coals of arms. Brewster ( Northamptonshire ) one. Brewster 
(Withfield Co., Essex) one. Brewester (Suffolk) one. 

One by this name had graduated at Harvard College in 1850, sev- 
en at Yale before 1851, and five at Williams College. 

BRE WEN, BR UEN, OBADIAH, Esq., was one of the early and 
most active and useful settlers at Pequet, (N. London ;) as early as 
1653, he was the town Recorder. In April 11, 1660, he was ap- 
pointed Commissioner until the Court of Election, in May, then next, 
also James Rogers, Lt. Smith, John Smith, as Commissioners, who 
with the aid of Maior (Major) Mason to hold a Court of an inferior 
nature at Pequett, to try the business respecting Waterhouse, &c. 
In May, 1660, Mr. Bruen, J. Rogers and John Smith, were appoint- 
ed Commissioners, and Mr. John Tinker, assistant, for N. London. 
In May, 1662, Mr. O. Bruin was empowered by the Gcn'l Court to 
administer oaths and grant warrants at N. L., as occasions should 
require. To prove his exalted standing in the Conn. Colony, I need 
only to mention the fact, that Obadiah Bruen was one of the impor- 
tant men in the Colony, who petitioned King Charles II., for the 
Charter of Ct., and one of the grantees to that instrument. In May, 
1663, the Gen'l Court appointed him with Mr. Chapman and John 
Smith, of N. London, a committee to hear and determine the differ- 
ences, between the Indians at Niantick, and the English, for burn, 
ing fences, or any other complaints against the Niantick Indians. 
An assistant in 1662. In 1664, he with Mr. Palmes and Ensign 
Avery, were Commissioners for N. London, invested with the pow- 
er of Magistrates in N. L. Commissioner with John Smith in 1663, 
and he was ordered by the Gen'l Court to give the freeman's oath to 
S. Rogers, Miles More, Rice, &c., the same Court. Mr. Brewen the 
Mayor, [Mason,] and Hon. John Allyn, Oct., 1663, were appointed 
by the Gen'l Court to hold a Court at N. London, and the Judges to 
fix on the time for holding it. James Avery was appointed a Com- 
missioner to join Mr. Bruen at N. L., Oct., 1663. He was a Com- 


missioner for N. L., May, 1665. In July, 1665, Mr. Bruen and 
others were ordered to hold a Court at N. L., on the 2d Wednesday 
of Nov., 1665. He was directed in March, 1662-3, to administer 
the oath to such persons as should be elected Constables for the year. 
He was Commissioner for N. London in 1666. Mr. Bruen was 
chosen a representative from N. L., to the Gen'l Court, in Oct., 
1665, but was absent; also in Oct., 1666. Notwithstanding the fore- 
going and many other honors, which had been conferred upon Mr. 
Bruen by Conn., he became dissatisfied with his location, and with 
many others of the Colony from N. L., Branford, N. Haven, Mil. 
ford &c., entered into a written contract, to remove from the Conn. 
Colony to Newark, New Jersey. Whitehead, in his History of N. 
Jersey, says " Newark, (N. J.,) was first settled in 1666, and on the 
11th day of July, 1667, Obadiah Bruen, Michael Tomi)kins, Samu- 
el Ketchell, John Browne and Robert Denison, from N. London, pur- 
chased of the Indians a tract of land in N. Jersey, bounded with the 
Bay eastward, and the Great River Pesayak northward, the Great 
Creek or river in the meadow, to the head of the cove, then bearing 
a west line for the south bounds, &c. ; on the west line back into the 
country to the foot of the great mountain." Mr. Bruen probably 
about this time removed with his family to the new settlement, (at 
first called Milford,) afterwards named " Newark," in N. J. Who 
or when Hon. Obadiah Bruen married, I cannot say, and know of 
but two of his children, John and Hannah. 

The Milford record says that John Baldwin, Sen., of Milford, m. 
Marie, daughter of John Bruen of Pequet, (N. L.;) also says that 
John, son of John Baldwin, Sen., m. Hannah Bruen, daughter of 
Obadiah, Oct. SO, 1663, of N. London. As there was no John 
Bruen of N. London, except John the young son of Obadiah, it is 
probable that Marie Bruen, who m. John Baldwin, Sen., was a sister 
of Obadiah. John, son of Obadiah, went with his father to Newark, 
and he, John, m. Esther Smith and settled in Newark. Esther wid- 
ow of John Bruen, planter, " received a grant of land from the 
Lords Proprietors" of New Jersey, in 1698. Co?ig. 

As Mr. Bruen was in authority in Conn., Mathew Camfield one 
of the Gen'l Court, and Robert Treat, afterwards Gov. of Conn., it 
has often been a matter of conjecture why these men should have 
left New England for the banks of the Passaic, without a govern- 
ment, except the contract signed at Branford, yet such was the fact, 
and united with the first company of Mr. Treat, &c. Conger says 
*' Bruen, Kitchell, Tompkins and Co., having purchased of Wekapro- 


ifikan, Wamesane, Mamistonne, and Co., for themselves and asso- 
ciates, we find Mr. Bruen, when Ab. Pierson, Jr., was called 'to be 
helpful to his father,' with Sam'l Kitchell, appointed to assist the 
Deacons in making the rate for their maintenance. On Jan. 1, 
1669-70, ' John Bruen had granted to him upon his father's motion, 
the five acres of upland next Mr. Bruen's lot, that was formerly laid 
out as a part of Mr. Leet's lot, and the other was promised to him. 
He is to take it up with his father Bruen's next division of upland.' 
John Bruen married Hannah, a daughter of Deacon Richard Lau- 
rence, (born at Branford in 1657,) and the name of her brother, 
Eleazer, was borne by three generations of the Bruens. Eleazer, 
who early in this century manufactured cut nail, on the home-lot of 
his English ancestor, opposite the N. J. R. R. depot, and demonstra- 
ted the truth of the ancient saying, that talent belonged to the Bru- 
ens, is remembered by many. 

BRUEN, ELEAZER. Joseph and John, were grandsons of Oba- 
diah. One of the daughters of John, by a familiar process became 
a Durand, another a Hayes, two of them Balls, and another a 

John Baldwin's, Sen's second wife vvas Ruth, daughter of Henry 
Botsford, of Milford, and was the mother of Samuel, Daniel, Joseph, 
Timotl)y, Elnatiian, Nathaniel, Jonathan and Ruth, the second wife 
of Eleazer Bruen. This Ruth died about 1717, and in her will, 
names Eleazer, her husband's son by his first wife, and her own 
sons Timothy and Obadiah, who seem to have been twins, as Obadi- 
ah died in 1774, at 64, and Timothy in 1778, aged 68. Obadiah, 
married Dorcas, a daughter of Daniel Brown, a son of John Browr:, 
Sen., who is also named in the deed from the Indians. She died in 
1741, aged 31. On the N. corner of Hill and Broad, on the orig- 
inal home-lot of John Browne, her descendants still retain their in- 
heritance, and drink from the old well." 

* Mr. Obadiah Bruen continued his usefulness at Newark, until 
his death, where he yet has several descendants now living. 

* In " Clark's Marrow of Ecclesiastical History," (London, 1650.) (says Conger,) we have to- 
gether with notices of Constanline, Justinian, Kdward VI., and Queen Elizabeth, a bloRraphy 
of John Rruen, Esq,, the representative of the family in the 16th century, who. says one, vvas 
" one of the few individuals whose private virtues alone, in the rank of a country gentleman, 
have obtained a place in the annals of biography. His tenets were those of the Calvinistic 
Puritans, but his goodness of heart would have reflected honor on any rank and any religion. 

He vvas born in 1500. His earlier years were passed in private education, after which he 
was sent to Oxford. Having married in 1580, he returned to his father's seat at Bruen Staple- 


Bruen (Stapleford, Co. Chester,) has one coat of arms. Bruin 
or Bruen has one. Bruin two. Brewin two. 

ford, and entered into all the amusements to which his youth and fi)rtune prom,)ted him. This 
career of pleasure, which, notwiihstandiiig the animadversions of liis biographer appears to 
have been a very moderate one, terminated with the life of his father in l.')87, who " together 
with his lands, left him charged with the portions of twelve children." To relieve himself 
•roni these incumbrances, the park of Bruen Stapleford, ' well furnifhed with deer,"i was im- 
mediately dis-parked ; the hawks, and hounds, and every unnecessary expense were cut off and 
the whole mind of the new proprietor turned to the forming within his family a pattern of re- 
ligious economy, which wa.s certainly eccentric, but appears to have originated solely in the un- 
affected piety of its master. The benevolence and piety of Mr. IJruen had rendered him such 
an object of respect in the country, that many of the most distinguished families were among 
the constant inmates of his hou.-e, and begged that their children might be brought up under 
his directions. He closed his career of active goodness by a death, in every respect conform- 
able to it, in 1625." Tlie particulars of his marriages, connexions, and pedigree, may be found 
in "Ormerod's Cheshire." No 6607, Harl. MSS , is entitled, "A godly profitable collection of 
divers sentences out of Holy Scripture, and variety of matter out of several divine authors.'' 
By John Bruen, ''commonly called his cards, being 53 in number." 

For the edification of his descendants we quote from "Clark's Marrow" as follows: While 
at Oxford " being familiar with one John Breerwood, his Countriman, This Breerwood observ- 
ing in him some Popish practices and opinions, set upon him by Scripture arguments to con- 
vince and reform him, whereupon this young Gentleman (through God's mercy,) was so wrought 
upon, that as himself wrote it down in his Book ; I was, saith he. then inflamed with zeal 
against the prophane beast of Rome, and all Popery, both persons and things, with all their 
Monuments, Rites and Ceremonies, &c. After a while his father sent for him home, that he 
might di.spose of him in marriage, and provided for him the daughter of one Mr. Hardware, (a 
worthy and wise Gentleman,) to whom he was married with consent of Parents, and in the 
fear of God, and lived very comfortably with her for 17 years, seeing his sons and daughters 
as Olive plant.'^ round about his Table. Then, being in the prime of his youth, he spent too 
much time in hunting, hawking, and such carnal delights." 

"Anno, 1590. Having provided for his Pari.-h a vvorthy preacher, the people, though they 
admired his gifts, yet they would not so much as thank him for his pains, which was a great 
discouragement to the Minister. Hereupon, Master Bruen withdrew his Preacher into his own 
Chapel, to make the people more to prize the Word by the want of it. Then resorted many 
to him, some to the Chapel to feed their souls, and many into the Hall to feed their bellies, to 
his no small cost, and yet great comfort, because Religion inrreastd thereby. But afier a w hile. 
at the importunity of Christian friends he restored him to the publike Congregation, maintain- 
ing him and other Preachers after him. till by the death of the Incumbent, God established a 
faithful Pastor amongst them. And whereas the people at Tarvin had a bad custom of keeping 
Wakes upon the Sabbath Day, at which time there was much profaneness practised, to the dis- 
honor of God, by banqueting, drinking, dancing. &c. This godly (ientleman, studying to rem- 
edy this great evil, against that time, every year, provided three of the best affected Ministers 
in the Country, who spent most part of three days in preaching and praying in the Church, so 
that the Pipers, Fidlers, Bearwatds. Players and Gamesters, had no time left them for their van- 
ities, but went away with great fretting. And for the preventing of these mischiefs, and to 
exercise the heads and hearts of his Family, and of such as came occasionally to his house, he 
bought two goodly fair Bibles, and set ihem upon two Desks, one in his Hall, the other in his 
Parlour," and "Being on a time at the .Sheriff's Table, there was a health begun to the Prince, 
and there were great Lords present, but when it came to Master Bruen. he said. You may drink 
his Health, and I will pray for his health, but drink for mine own health, and so wish you may 
do for yours, and so he passed it over, not yielding to any of the solemn Cerimonies in that act." 


BRIDGES, EDMOND, of Ipswich as early as 1648. 

BRIDGES, EDMOND, of Colchester, Ct., d. 1759, aged 71. 
Widow Bridges, d. 1769, aged 81, at Colchester. Farmer, men- 
tions Robert Bridges of Lynn, freeman 1641. Representative 1644, 
Speaker of the House in 1646. Assistant from 1647 to '56, when 
he died. Few of the name are now in Conn. 

His biographer states that the fleeces of his flock were consumed in clothing the poor of his 
parish, who were all maintained at his expense, to wliich purpose all the profits of his two mills 
were approprrated. His house was a common inn. "Many that passed betwixt Ireland and 
England, and tame to Chester would lake up his house for their lodging place, that they might 
rejoice tlicir licarts in see ng his face, hearing his voice, and conferring and advising with him- 
His ordinary table was bountiful, and for the furtherance of it, he had a great flight of pigeons, 
a warren of conies, delicate fish ponds, beside other ordinary provision about his house: his 
cellar was open and free to all within the bounds of moderation, and in the dear years he made 
provision for multitudes out of his own and other parishes, almost every day in the week, and 
would sometimes serve them himself to see their necessitie.s." It is recorded, that on a com 
plaint made against this excellent man, from some injury done by the water course to his mills, 
the judge in open court, begged the proceeding might be stayed, adding, " I cannot but think 
you wrong IMr. Cruen. I will underta'ie for him, make him but sensible of any wrong that he 
hath done, and he shall willing acknowledge it, and make double amends for it." 

Bruin, Hon. Obadiah, of I'equet, (New London,) i-'d son of John Bruen, of Bruen Stapleford, 
{Conger) says in the Newark U. Advertiser, (speaking of the Oirdle of VeTity, Robert Pasfield 
was one of the old servants of John Bruen of Bruen Stapleford. To assist him in reciting to 
his master, the long sermons in which lie so peculiarly delighted, this Robert, a man utterly un 
learned, for the help of his memory invented and framed a girdle of leather long and large, 
which went twice about him ; this he divided into several parts, allotting every book of the 
Bible in order to one of these divisions; then for the chapters he affixed points or thongs of 
leather to the several divisions, and made knots by fives or tens to distinguish the chapters of that 
book, and by other points divided the chapters into their particular contents or ver.-es as occa- 
sion required. This he used instead of pen and ink in hearing sermons; and coming home 
he was able by it to repeat the sermon, quote the texts, &.C., which girdle master Bruen kept 
after his death hung it up in liis study, and would merrily call it the girdle of verily." 

"Unfortunately," says Oruirode's Cheshire," Mr. Bruen's well meant zeal was not confined to 
his own walls. For finding in the church of Tarvin and his own ancient chapel, many supersti- 
tious images in the windows, which by their painted coats darkened the light of the church, and 
obscured the brightness of the gospel, he caused all those painted puppets to be pulled down, 
and at his own cost glazed the windows again. Such was the ill fated prejudice of zeal against 
a species of decoration which peculiarly displayed the taste and munificence of our ancestors, 
and which by its glorious mixture of splendor obscurity, thiew a still and solemn air over 
their religious fabrics, which particularly adapted the mind to the feelings of devotion." In 
the following extracts, Mr. B. speaks hhiiself. "Anno 1601. My servant going with his Cart 
laden, fell down, and the wheels being iron bound, went over his leg, yet liurt him not at all : 
Laus Deo, Praised be God. Anno 100-2. My son John going into the field, took up a Sith to 
see how he could mow; the Sith entred into his stocking to the shin bone, shaving the haire, 
and came out at the back side of his leg, and touched no flesh nor skin: Laus Deo, Praised be 
God. Anno 1603. One that dwelt in my Farm in Wimble Stafford, seeing two godly persons 
going in the way, said to one with him, I will dance, and swagger, and swear, to anger yonder 
two Puritans, and so he did to their great grief: But presently the revenging hand of God was 
upon him, so that immediately he fell sick, was carried home in a Cart, and within three dayes 
died most fearfully : All glory to God." 


BRIDGES, Rev., an Episcopal minister located in N. York and 
New Jersey, after the death of Rev. Mr. Muirson in 1707, occasion- 
ally preached in Fairfield County. 

Edmond Bridges, aged 23, embarked in the James, Jno. May, 
Master, for N. England. 

Wolston Brockvvay, deeded land in Lyme to "his father Wm. 
Bridges," who appears to have been the father of Mrs. Brockway 
the wife of Wolston. 

BRIDGE (Bosbury, Co. Hereford and Essex) has 1 coat of arms. 
Bridge, (Lancashire,) one. Bridge, (Scotland,) one. Bridge, (Dor- 
setshire,) as borne by John Gawler Bridge, Esq., one. Bridges has 
10. Brige has one. Bridge, (Bosbury to Hereford,) one. 

BRIDGEHAM, ELNATHAN, of Mansfield, and Peter Buell of 
Coventry, PlfFs. in Court at Hartf. 1722. 

BRIDGEMAN, JAMES, was a land holder at Hartford, 1640, 
and soon after located at Springfield, Mass., and had children born 
there, viz., John, b. 7th day of .5th mo. 1645, m. Sarah Sheldon* 
Jan. 1, 1670; James, b. 14th day 11th mon. 1647; Martha, b. 20th, 
day of 9th mon. 1649^ m. Sam'l Dickinson, June 4, 1668 ; Mary, 
b. 5th day of ye 5th mon. 1652, m. Sam'l Bartlett, Ap'l 27, 1672, 
perhaps others. James and Sarah Bridgeman lost a daughter 
Patience by death, 1658. (James Sen,, d. Jan. 14, 1655 or '6 ;) 
James his son, d. 16G5. John Bridgeman took the oath of allegiance 
at Northampton, 1678. 

BRIDGEMAN, ISAAC, m. Dorothy, daughter of Serg. John 
Curtis of Wethersf'd, Conn., Ap'l 11, 1706, and had Lydia b. there 
Feb. 9, 1707 ; Gideon, b. Octo. 2, 1708 ; Dorothy, b. Octo. 10, 
1710, all born in Wethersficld. The name has disappeared at 

James Bridgeman, m. Elizab'th Allis of Hadley, July 1.*^, 1704. 

Thomas Bridgman, who has done those particularly interested in 
" Copp's Hill Burial Ground," Boston, the special favor of collect, 
ing and publishing the Eintar)lis, from the old and moss-grown monu- 
, -— 

Tiiat Obadiah Bruen, the second son, of John of Bruen Stapleford, was the ancestor of all of 
the name in this country, may be doubted. The ancient records of Milford testify, that John 
Baldwin, Senior, married Marie, daughter of John Druen of Pequot, (New London,) and that 
John, son of John Baldwin, Senior, was married Oct. 30, 1663, by Mr. Robert Treat, to Han- 
nah Brewen, daughter of Ob. Brewen of New London. Obadiah, son of John Baldwin, Sen'r, 
was born Oct. 29, 1660. The ambiguity of the record admits tlie conjecture that Marie and 
Obadiah were brotlier and sister, thus removing the difficulty — both children of the noted Pur- 
itan, and residing at New London. 


ments of their departed ancestors, with so much credit to himself, is 
a descendant of the above James, Sen'r. 

Bridgman (Shropshire) has 1 coat of arms. Bridgeman, (Nor 
folk,) one. Bridgeman, (Earl of Bradford,) one, and 4 others.* 

BRIGDEN, Rev. ZECHARIAH, Stonington, 1661, (though he is 
not mentioned by Dr. Trumbull in his list of ministers.) 

BRIGDEN, THO'S, of Wethf 'd, m. Grace, and had Wm. b. 
Aug. 3, 1740, d. 1750 ; Michael, b. Nov. 16, 1743 ; Sarah, b. 
Aug. 9, 1747 ; Timothy, b. Mar. 7, 1749. 

BRIGDEN, MICHAEL, son of Tho's, m. Catherin Perrin,daugh. 
ter of Dr. Perrin, and had issue, Michael, b. Nov. 2, 1774 ; Heze- 
kiah, b. Oct. 24, 1777 ; Harriet, b. Jan. 28, 1780 ; Catherine, b. 
Nov. 25, 1784 ; Wm., b. Jan. 24, 17S8. 

BRIGDEN has one coat of arms. 

BRIGGS or BIGGS, WILLIAM, of Middletown, d. in 1681. 
His children were, William, 15 years old, Mary 14, Thomas 9, 
Elizabeth 8, Sarah 6, and John 4. (See Biggs.) 

BRIGGS, JOHN or BRIDGS, and his wife Mary of Boston, Jan^ 
9, 1674, sold land in Lyme to Leonard Asten of Lyme, and acknowl- 
edged it before Gov'r Leverett in Boston, 1674. 

BRIGGS, WM., of Lyme, deeded land to his son John in Lyme, 
in 1680. 

Briggs or Bridge Wm., deeded land to John Robbins, 1673. 

BRIGGS, JOHN, had a lot in 1673, and an ear mark at Lyme. 
Wm. Briggs, son of John, had a wife Mary, b. July 30, 1672 ; Fet- 
ter Briggs, b. Feb. 5, 1680. 

BRIGGS, CLEMENT, of Plymouth, 1623; Weymouth, 1633, 
sons Tho's, Jona., David, Clement, b. from 1632 to 1642 ; John of 
Lynn, (Far.) 

BRIGGS, JOHN, administration granted to his widow Kathern on 
his estate, June 1, 1641, at the Probate Office in Plymouth. Inven- 
tory taken by Edw'd Dillingham and Tho's Tupper, £.55, 2s. Chil- 
dren, Sam'l and Sarah. (JV. E. G. Beg'r, No. 14, p. 173.) 

Briggs, Clement, (Brigges,) came to this country inl621 ; John 
Briggs came to this country in the ship Blessing, Jch > I-" i i itujster. 

BRIGGS, REMEMBER, and Mary of Weymouth, had a sou 
Samuel, b. 1686 ; Mary, b. 1689 ; Joseph, b. 1693. 

Briggs, Boston and Weymouth, early. 

Briggs has 10 coats of arms ; Brigges has 2. 

• See DooIittle'« His. of Belchertown. 




JOHN, came early to Stratford, Ct., from Mass., yet he was not a 
pioneer at Stratford. He had sons John, Daniel and Paul, perhaps 
other children, John, b. in Mass. He was a Deacon at Stratford. 
John Brinsmead was freeman at Dorchester, Mass., 1638 ; Charles- 
town, 1640, his son John, b. 1640, (Farm.) At the ordination of 
Rev'd Israel 'Chauncey at Stratford in 1665, Deacon John Brins- 
made of Stratford, " imposed hands" at the ordination of Rev'd Is- 
rael Chauncey at Stratford in 166.5. He being called upon rather 
suddenly, to '* impose hands," the Elder neglected to remove his 
mitten from his hand, in consequence of which, it has ever since 
been called the ** leather mitten ordination." Rev'd Daniel, gradua- 
ted at Yale College, in 1745, grandson of Elder John of Stratford ; 
he settled in the ministry at Judea, (now Washington, Ct.,) in 1748 j 
he d. there 1793, and became the father of Hon. Daniel N. Brins- 
made, who graduated at Y. College 1772, and was many years one 
of the Judges of the County Court, in Litchfield County, and often 
represented Washington at the Gen'l Assembly. He was twice m. 
had but one child, viz., Gen'l Daniel B. Brinsmade, who is now liv- 
ing at Washington, about 70 years old, a highly respectable citizen, 
and has often represented the town at the General Assembly of 

BR;NSMADE, DANIEL, was a member of the first church 
formed at Unity, (Trumbull,) Nov'r 18th, 1730, and Hannah his 
wife from the church at N. Haven was admitted at Unity, June 4th, 
1732, and Daniel aged about 15 years admitted Jan. 6, 1734; Mary, 
daughter of Daniel and Hannah, was admitted June 1st, 1735, un- 
der 21 years old ; Hannali, daughter of Lieut. Daniel, admitted 
July 26, 1741, {Cli. Rec. of Unity.) 

BRINSMADE, ABRAHAM, and his wife Mary Wheeler, m. 
1747-8, of North Stratford, (Trumbull,) had children born there, 
viz., Abigail, b. Nov. 13, 1748; Hannah, b. July 22, 1750; Dan- 
iel, b. Sept'r 22, 1752, perhaps others. Seven of this name had 
graduated at Y. College before 1846. 

This name is yet found in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. 

BRINSMADE, JOHN, Sen. freeman at Stratford, 1669 ; Abi- 
gail, daughter of John and Abigail, m. D^^vid Gipson of Milford, 
Aug. 20, 1724, and had a daughter Abigail, b. Sept. 1, 1726 ; Da- 
vid, b. Feb. 26, 1728-9, and others, removed to Judea. 

BRINSMADE, JOHN, had children b. in Milford, viz., John, 
Octo. 4, 1705 ; Abigail, b. Mar. 7, 1706-7 ; Eliz'th, b. Mar. 12, 


1709-10; Mary, b. July 26, 1714; Ann, daughter of John and 
Abigail, b. Feb. 24, 1722-3. Abraham was Deacon in North Strat. 
ford 1765. 

John, probably the elder, was Comm'r for Stratford, May, 1669 ; 
Dep. Octo., 1671 and May, 1672, Octo'r, 1672. 

BRINSMEADE, JOHN, and Mary his wife of Charlestown, 
Mass., daughter Mary, b. 1640 ; son John, b. 2°, (1st) 1643. 

BRINSMEADE, JOHN, freeman in Mass., May 2, 1638. Wm. 
Brinsmeade, of Roxbury, Mass.,d. 1648, left children, Wm., Alex- 
ander, Ebbet and Mary. (See his will, His. Gen. Reg. No. II. p. 

BRINSMEAD, Mr. Wm., of Woburn, freeman 1671. 

John, son of Elder John, was born before his father settled at 

The early Church record at Stratford is very deficient, and noth- 
ing of the first is found. The early town records up to 1650, were 
destroyed by fire, with the house in which they had been kept, so 
that the direct evidence from the record, as to who the first settlers 
were, renders it difficult in all cases, to collect them ; after the fire 
some matters were recorded again, as grants of land, some births, 
(Sec, but none or few dates to the grants. By the births and deeds, 
a tolerably accurate account, without much tradition, even be- 
fore 1651, may be obtained : some by the deficiency of dates may 
not have been at Stratford as early as others named, and some may 
have located there and left the town before 1650, for shifting from 
place to place was very common in those unsettled days — yet chil- 
dren born at Stratford before 1651, are not found on any record be- 
fore that time. 

BRISCO, NATHAN'L, was of Wallingford in 1690, and Na- 
thaniel was a free planter at Mil ford, and d. there in 1683, perhaps 
father of the first named. Briscoe, was at Boston and Watertown, 
Mass. ; the name was later in the Conn. Colony. 

BRISTOL, HENRY, this was strictly a N. Haven Colony name, 
and an early settler there ; daughter Rebecca, b. at N. Haven, Feb. 
4, 1649, (after this spelt Bristow ;) Sam'l, b. Dec. 3, 1651 ; Mary, 
b. Nov. 17, 1653 ; Lidia, b. Jan. 3d, 1657 ; John, b. Sep. 4, 1659 ; 
Mary, b.'Sept., 1661 ; Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1663 ; Abigail, b. Ap'I 
19, 1666 ; Sarah, b. 1667. 

BRITTAL, CLAUDIUS, and wife Alethea of Windham, had a 
son Claudius, b. Sep. 15, 1771. 

BROADSTREET, JOHN, of Windham, by Rebecca his wife 


had issue, Andrew, b. 1722; Mary, 1723-4; Susannah, 1724-5; 
Mercy, 1726-7. 

Bradstrept (Ireland) has one coat of arms. 

BROCKET, JOHN, was early at New Haven. (One of his 
daughters m. W'm Pennington, supposed the ancestor of Gov. Pen- 
nington of New Jersey, where W'm settled.) Son Samuel, b. at 
New Haven, Jan. 14, 1650; Jabez, b. Feb. 24, 1654; John, son of 
John Brocket, d. Nov. 29, 1676: Benj'n Brocket d. May 22, 1679; 
Benj'n, son of John Brocket d. June 28, 1700 ; John, son of John, 
d. Nov. 17, 1709 ; a New Haven Colony name. 

BRACKET, BENJAMIN, of New Haven presented for freeman, 
May, 1669. (Perhaps Brockett.) 

BRODVVELL, EDWARD, was in the large division and appor- 
tionment of fence in Branford, in 1646, and in a land division in 

*BROCKWAY, WOLSTON, was a respectable and early set- 
tier at Lyme. He deeded lands in Lyme to John Robins in 1679, 
signed by himself and his wife Hannah. He deeded a piece of land 
in Lyme to his father William Bridges ; the deed entered for record, 
1680. In 1682 he sold land to Mr. Christopher Christophers, of 
New London. His wife was the daughter of W'm Bridges; he 
was probably m. before he settled at Lyme. His children recorded 
at Lyme were Hannah, b. Sept. 24, 1664 ; W'm, b. July 25, 1666 ; 
Wolston, Jr., b. Feb. 1667; Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1669; Briget b. Jan. 
9, 1671 ; Richard, b. Sept. 30, 1673 ; Elizabeth, b. May 24, 1676; 
Sarah, b. Sept. 23, 1679 ; Debrah, b. May 1, 1682 ; goodwife Brock- 
way d. Feb. 6, 1687. 

BROCK WAY, WOLSTON, Jr., m. Margaret, Dec. 4, 1688, and 
had issue, Wolston, b. Oct. 26, 1689; Samuel, b. Feb. 10, 1691-2; 
Jonathan, b. May 10, 1694; Debrah, b. 1096; Edward, b. March 
8, 1698-9; Margaret, b. April 17, 1701; Ephraim, b. April 4, 

•Woolston Brockway on the 12th day of March, 1671-2, was one of the Saybrook and 
Lyme men, against whom .lohn Prentice of New London, complained for " riotous practices" 
and assaults on New London people, &.C. The Saybrook people liad also complained to the 
County Court in Hartford, March 12, 1671-2, against the people of New London, for notorious 
practices, assaults, &c. The controversy between the towns, was, a strip of land lying be- 
tween Bride Brook, and Niantic River, including Black Point in Lyme. Both towns claimed 
the lands by previous grants; and both had reserved a portion of meadow at Black Point, for 
the use of the ministry. (See the affray, printed Rec, appendix, p. 558.) The Court fined the 
Town of New London X9, and Lyme £5. (C, C. Rec. vol. 3, p. 122.) The fines afterwards 
remitted by the Court. {Printed Rec, p. 229 ) 


BROCKVVAY, EBENEZER, m. Sarah Buckingham, Feb. 11, 
1734-5; issue, born at Saybrook, Ebenezer, b. Jan. 16, 1735-6; 
Lebbeus, b. Dec. 29, 173S ; Elijah, b. Nov. 29, 1744. 

BROCKVVAY, WILLIAM, son of Wolston, Sen., m. Elizabeth, 
March, 8, 1692-3, and had five children, (erased from the record 
by time.) The first b. 1693, and the last b. Oct. 29, 1704. His 
will dated 1728. His son WILLIAM, Jr., m. Prudence Pratt, Oct. 
3, 1716, and had Hannah, b. Nov. 30, 1718; W'm, b. Feb. 22, 
1728 ; perhaps others. W'm, 3d, had his ear mark in Lyme, in 
1738. The direct line to Col. Brockway of Lyme, late senator 
from Lyme, is, 1st, Wolston, Sen., 2d, W'm, 3d, John, 4th, Eben'r, 
who was the grandfather of Senator Brockway. Rev. Diodate 
Brockway who graduated at Yale College in 1797, was the son of 
Rev. Thomas Brockway from Lyme, who graduated at Yale Col- 
lege, 1768, and settled in the ministry at Columbia ; he m. Eunice 
Lathrop of Norwich, Dec. 8, 1772. His son Rev. Diodate was b. 
Dec. 29, 1776 ; he was settled in the ministry at Ellington, where 
he preached about thirty-five years ; he d. July 5, 1807, aged 62 
years ; had issue, Hon. John H., and others. 

BROCKWAY, GIDEON, had an ear mark at Lyme for his cat- 
tie, Oct. 7, 1738. 

BROCKWAY, WOLSTON, 3d, removed from Lyme to Bran- 
ford ; and about 1752 removed to Sharon, where he died in 1813, 
aged 90, and left a son Asa, then living. {Sedgw.) W'm Brock- 
way by his will dated 1723, gave two of his sons, Richard and John, 
land at the ferry, part of the plains, Island, &-c. John in 1756, 
purchased the other half of the Island. Three of this family had 
graduated at Yale College in 1820, viz.. Rev. Thomas, Rev. Dio- 
date and Hon. John H., grandfather, father and son. 

more generally spelled upon the Hartford records, BRUNSON. 
John and Richard Branson were both at Hartf 'd, at an early period 
of the settlement, yet neither of them were in the land division of 
1639, but are found in that list of settlers at Hartford, who were 
allowed by the " courtesie" of the town, the privilege of wood, wa- 
ter, and keeping cows and swine on the common, &c., as was Wm. 
Cornwell, Nicholas Disbroe, Hosea Goodwin, (Ozias,) Geo. Hub- 
bard and many others, who were not original proprietors, perhaps 
they had been in Hartford before 1639, for we find Samuel White- 
head had owned a lot and removed to N. Haven as soon as 1639. 
Ab'm Pratt, John Friend and others of Hartford, had sold their land 


before 1640, and removed from the town, as did John Gibbs of 
Wethersf d, and became a first settler at N. Haven in 1638. As 
John Bronson was in the bloody Pequot battle, 1637, he probably came to 
Hartford with Mr. Hooker's company in 1636, and was a member 
of his church. In 1640, John Brunson resided in the north part of 
the village of Haitf 'd on a lot bounded N. W. by Richard Church, 
N. E. by the neck road, S. E. by Wm. Hayden or Heaton and west- 
erly by Nicholas Disbroe and Daniel Garrad, (Porter puts him No. 
53.) I am inclined to believe John's father Richai'd was with him at 
Hartf 'd, at that time an aged man, and owned no land there. 

After the purchase of Tunxis by Wm. Goodwin, &c., John Brun- 
son removed to Tunxis about 1641, and represented the town, 
(Farmington,) at the Gen'l Court in May, Sept'r, Octo. and Dec'r, 
1651, also in Octo. 1655, 1656, &c. In the first division of land in 
Farmington, of the 84 proprietors, was John, Sen. and Jun'r, Rich- 
ard, Jacob, Ab'm and Isaac Brunson. Some of John's children were 
born at Hartford. The Bronsons of Conn., are most of them, if not 
all, descendants of John and Richard Bronson of Farmington. 

JOHN BRONSON was one of the 7 pillars at the organization of 
the church at Farmington. He died there Nov'r 28, 1680. John a 
member of the original church there. His wife not found. His 
children were, Jacob, bapt'd 1641-2, and d. 1708, m. Mary. John, 

/ Jr., bapt'd 1643-4, d. 1696, m. Sarah Ventries, she d. 1712, remov. 
ed to Waterbury ; Isaac, b. Dec. 7, 1645, wife Mary Root, perhaps 
Ellis; Mary, m. Ellis; Abraham, baptized at Hartford, Nov. 28, 
1647, removed to Lyme and m. Hannah Griswold, daughter 
of Matthew, Sen'r, he d. 1747; Dorcas, m. Stephen Hopkins of 
Hartford ; Sarah, m. Ebenezer Kilbourn of Wethersfield ; Jacob, 

son of John Brunson, Sen'r, m. Mary , and had issue, Sam- 

uel, Jacob, Roger, Isaoc, Elizabeth and Rebecca ; Samuel, (m. Ly- 
dia Warner,) had 2 children, born before he removed to N. Milford.Ly- 
dia,b. 1703, and Rebecca. Samuel and Roger were early settlers at 
New Milford in 1710 ; Jacob, Jun'r, remained at Farmington, (Ken- 
sington Society ;) Isaac, b. 1686, went to Lyme and thence to North 
Carolina; Eliz'th, m. Wm. Norris or Harris, and Rebecca, m. Eli- 
phlet Dickerson ; perhaps AlTrances, b. 1688; John Bronson, Jun'r, 

/ son of John, Sen'r, m. Sarah Ventris, and became one of the early 
settlers of Waterbury, where he died in 1096, his wife d. Jan. 6, 
1711-12. Issue— 

1. JOHN, b. 1G70, d. June 15, 1710, removed to Southington, and bad chil- 
dren, David, b. Aug't 9, 1704, d. Octo. 30, 1771, ni. Susannah Judd ; Jonathan, 


b. May 14, 1706, m. Abigail Clark, May 17, 1732 ; Joseph, b. June 8, 1708, m. 
Esther Rust, March 15, 1741 ; Rachel, b. July G, 1710, m. Mr. Ferry; Mary, 
b. Jan. 30, 1712, ra. Peck; James, b. Nov. 19, 1713, m. Hannah Peck, Ap'l 
26, 1737, d. March 2S, 1775 ; Ruth, b. Feb. 1, 1715-16, m. Barnard. 

2. Sarah, b. 1672. 

3. Dorothy, b. 1675, m. Stephen Kelsey of Wethersfield. 

' 4. Ebenezer, b. 1677, ra. Mary , removed to Woodbury in 1726, and 

d. 1729, he had children, Eliz'th, Sarah, Bethiah, Samuel, John, Ebenezer, 
Mary, Esther. 

5. William, b. 1682, lived in Farmington, m. Esther Barnes in 1707, and d. 
1760 ; issue, James, Moses, Martha, Esther, Amos, Anna and John, b. May 2, 

6. Moses, b. 1656, m. Jane Wait of Stratford, Nov. 6, 1712, and d. Aug'tl2, 
1754, he had 13 children, Eunice, Sarah, Nathan, Elnathan, Comfort, Charity, 
Esther, Jerusha, Jemima, William, Moses, and Naomi. 

7. Grace, b. 16S9, ni. Jacob Barnes, in 1711. 

ISAAC, son of John Sen'r, baptized by Mr. Hooker, 1645, m. Mary 
daughter of John Root of Farmington, about 1669, and d. about 
1719 ; he went to Waterbury with the first company of settlers and 
was one of the 7 male members, at the organization of the church 
there, 1st Serg't of the train-band, and three sessions a member of 
the Legislature j his last wife d. about the time her husband d. ; they 
had issue — 

1. Isaac, b. 1G70, m. Mary Morgan, daughter of Rich'dof N. London, June 3, 
1701, d. June 13, 1751, aged 81 ; his wife d. Sep. 23, 1749; Isaac, m. Sarah 
Lewis, widow of Deacon Joseph, for his 2d wife. May 14, 1750, and had chil- 
dren by 1st wife, Jerusha, Isaac, Anne, Josiah, Mary, Nathan, James, Pa- 
tience and 2d James. 

2. JOHN,b. 1673, son oflsaacm. Mary Hickox, Nov. 9, 1697, and m. Hannah 
Richards, widow ol' Tho's, daughter of Stephen Upson, June 1727, for his 2d 
wife; had 6 children by first wife, and 3 by his 2d wife; he d. 1751 ; issue, Mary, 
John, Hannah, Jemima, Joseph, Benjamin — by 2d wife, Tamar, Ezrn, Phebe. 

3. SAMUEL, b. about 1676, son of Isaac, was a cooper; m. Ruth Smith, and 
d. Jan. 1724-5; they had children, Elijah lived in Southbury, 1790 ; Marcy, m. 
John Judd, Elijah, m. Abigail Winchel, 1739. 

4. Mary, b. (^cto. 15, 16S0, daughter of Isaac, m. Tho's Hickox, (Deacon,) 
Mar. 27, 1700, by whom she had 9 children ; after the death of Deacon Hickox, 
she m. Deacon Samuel Bull of Woodbury, and d. a widow in Waterbury, July 
4, 1756. 

5. Joseph, b. 16S2, son of Isaac, d. May 10, 1707. 

6. THOMAS, b. Jan. 16, 1686, m. Eliz'th Upson, daughter of Stephen, of 
Waterbury, Dec'r 21, 1709, chosen Deacon 1752, and d. May 26, 1777, and his 
wife d. March 30, 1778; their children were Tho's, b. Jan. 5, 1711, m. Susan- 
nah Southmayd, and Anna Hopkins, and d. in June, 1759, having had chil- 
dren, (he was the grandfather of the late Judge B. Bronson of Waterbury.) 

7. EBENEZER, b. Dec'r, 1688, m. Mary, daughter of Dr. Hall of Wallingford, 
Nov. 1, 1716, and d. Ap'l 11, 1768, issue; Hannah, Andrew, Mary, Samuel, 


Ebenezer, Thankful, Ebenez'r, m. 2d wife Susannah Langton of Farmington, 
daughter of Joseph, July 1, 1736, and had a son Ebenezer by 2d marriage. 

8. Sarah, b. Nov. 1.5, 1691, m. Stephen Upson, son of Stephen, Feb. 26, 
1713; she d. 1748, having had 10 children. 

9. Marcy, b. Sep. 28, 1694, daughter of Isaac, m. Richard Bronson of Wood- 
bury, (the g't g't grandtnother of R. R. H.,) her husband d. Aug't 21, 1769, 
aged 80 years; they had an only child Marcy. 

ABRAHAM, the 4th son of John Sen'r, m. Hannah Griswold 
of Lyme, Sep. 2, 1674, daughter of Matthew, to which place he 
removed; his daughters Mary, m. Ellis, Dorcus, m. Hopkins, Sa- 
rah, m. John Kilbourn. (See Lyme Records.) Ab'm signed the 
articles for settling Waterbury, but failed to go ; he represented 
Lyme at the Gen'l Court. 

Although I have much more of this family, it is too numerous to 
afford to publish it in this work, where only a bird's-eye view is taken 
of eacli family. This family has produced its share of important 
men in the country. There are ^ew if any of the name in Conn., 
who are not descendants of either Richard or John, of Farmington 
in 1643. Hon. Alvin Bronson, of Oswego, N. York, Dr. Isaac, de- 
ceased formerly of Greenfield Hill, in Fairfield ; Hon. Green C. 
Bronson was b. at Simsbury, Conn. His father removed to the 
State of N. Y. more than 40 years since, when his son was quite 
young ; Hon. Green C. became a lawyer of distinction in Onida 
County, and had the appointment of Attorney Gen'l in that state, the 
duties of which he discharged with satisfaction to the State. He 
afterwards became an associate Judge and finally chief justice of the 
Supreme Court of his adopted State. There have also been several 
Divines and Physicians of this family ; as a family, it has been 
noted for good judgment and great common sense. Many of the de- 
scendants are found at Hartford, Farmington, Windsor, Waterbury, 
Woodbury, Berlin, N. Flaven and other towns in Conn., in the city 
of N. Y., and in different parts of the State of New York, the de- 
scendants are numerous. 

MOSES BRONSO>f removed from Berlin, Conn., to Hillsdale in 
Columbia County, N. Y., about 1755, with his sons Abel and Eph'm, 
and a daughter Susan, and left a son Silas and two daughters at 
Berlin ; one of the daughters m. Gladding of Berlin, the other m. 
Timothy Humiston of Waterbury, Ct. ; after the death of the wife 
of Moses, he returned to Conn., and continued with his son-in-law T. 
Humiston at Waterbury. Mr. Gladding had a son John, and per- 
haps others ; Humiston had a son Zenas, perhaps others ; Abel, son 
of Moses d. at Hillsdale ; Eph'm, son of Moses was about 10 years 


old when his father removed to Hillsdale; Eph'm m. Bethia Virgil, 
of Hillsdale ; Eph'm removed to Kinderhook, afterwards returned 
to Hinsdile, and then removed to Delhi, Del. Co. ; they had 14 child'n 
born in the 3 last towns, after which they removed to Groton, N. Y., 
where Eph'm died. His first child d. an infant; Irene the 2d child 
m. Tho's Swift of Hillsdale, he removed to Cooperstown where she 
d. and left issue; Parmela, 3d daughter of Eph'm, d. in Kinder- 
hook aged 11 ; Ira V. 4th child of Eph'm, b. Octo. 18, 1778, went 
to Simsbury, Con., when young, where he read medicine with Dr. 
Everest. In 1804, he remeved to Washington, Ct., and settled there 
as a Physician, and is now living aged 75 years. Dr. Ira V., m. 
Sarah Ann Moseley of s'd Washington, and had issue; Elenor, 5th 
child of Eph'm, m. Barber Carpenter of Delhi, and removed to 
Groton, N. Y. — after the death of Jier father, they removed to Potter 
Co., Penn., and took her mother with them, who in 1847, was living 
aged 91 years. Sophia, 6th child of Eph'm, m. and lived at one 
time at Semphronius, N. Y., and had a large family ; Dorcas, 7th 
child of Eph'm, m. ; Aurelia, 8ih child d. at Hinsdale, aged 5 years ; 
Artimesia, 9th child, m. Parker; Almy, 10th child, m. Dexter Barnes, 
and removed to Potter County, Penn. ; Jacob, 11th child, m. and d. 
about 50 years old, at Cayuga; Amanda, r2th child, m. Mr. Mal- 
lery, he d. and she m. a 2d husband, and removed to Erie County, 
Penn. ; Calista, 13th child, m. Joseph Harris for her 2d jjusband 
and lived for a time in the town of Elba, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; Ed- 
win, 14th child, graduated at Union College, Schenectady, studied 
divinity, and about one year since, was preaching at Rome in Brad- 
ford, Co., Penn., hem. and has children Mary and Edwin. There was 
a Mary Brunson at Hartford, afterwards the wife of Nicholas Disbroe, 
who was punished by the Court in Hartford, 1639, for improper con- 
duct ; no evidence appears to prove she was a relative of John or 

BRONSON, RICHARD, an original .settler at Farmington, joined 
the church there 1654, and his wife joined in 1653 ; probably a broth- 
er of John Brunson, another original settler at Hartford and Farm- 
ington. Richard's wife was Eliz'th. He d. an old man in 1684, 
and his will proved 1687; only two sons are named in his will, 
Sam'l and John. Had he not a son Richard who d. at Southbury, 
and his relict Marcy d. there June 8, 1786, aged 92? Eliz'th, rel- 
ict of Rich'd, had been several times married, before she married 
Pvich'd. She had sons Sam'l and Roger Orvis, son David Carpen- 
ter, &c. Estate appraised 1685, £405, 8s. His widow d. 1694; 


they had children, viz., Abigail, b. 1643, m. Samuel Orvis ; John, 
b. 1645, m. Hannah Scott; Cornelius, b. 1648; Hannah, b. 1650, 

m. David Carpenter; Elizabeth, b. 1652, m. Hill ; Eede, b. 

1655; Mary, b. 1658, m. Sam'l Scott and 2d Hinman ; SAMUEL, 

b. d. in 1741-2, the 8th child of Richard, m. Sarah Gibbs, 

of Windsor, in 1687, who d. 1740; he lived in Kensington, where 
he owned a mill ; his father was the original mill owner in Farming, 
ton. S.\MUEL'S and SARAH'S children were— 

1. Eliz'th, b. 165S, d. 17G7, m. Tlio's Gridley, Aug. 3, in 1710. 
/ 2. SAMUEL, b. 1C,[)2, d. 1752, m. Abigail Ventris, who d. 1779, aged 84 ; 
he had a family in Kensington. 

3. Sarah, b. 1G95, m. Daniel Thomson in Sept. 21, 1727. 

4. BENJAMIN, b. 1697, m. Martha Barnes, Dec. 15, 1725, and had six 
children b. in Kensington, and removed to Kent in 1742. 

5. HEZEKIAH, b. 1699, d. 1752, ni. Mary Deming, of Wethf'd, in 1723-4, 
who d. 1726, and he m. for his 2d wife, Abiah Baldwin, of Durham, in 1727 ; 
he owned the mills in Kensington; had a numerous family. 

6. TIMOTHY, b. Sept. 19, 1701, d. 17S1, m. Dorcas Hopkins, of Hartford, 
1724, who d. 1747, and he m. Deborah Talmage, of New Haven, for his 2d 
wife; posterity numerous in Kensington; his 2d wife d., and he m. Susannah 
for his 3d wife. 

7. DANIEL, b. 1703, m. Mary Peete, of Stratford, in Nov. 9, 1727; had 
five children and removed to Danbury in 1748. 

8. NATHANIEL, b. Sept. 1, 1705, d. 1713. 

9. MICHAEL, b. 1707, m. Eliz'th Squire, of Woodbury, in 1735, and had 
six children b. in Kensington. 

10. Anna, b. Nov. 28, 1709. 

11. AARON, b. Nov. 10, 1712, d. 1774, m. Abigail Parker, Oct. 26, 1737; 
also lived in Kensington, and had four sons and one daughter. 

JOHN the eldest son of Rich'd, Sen., is called on the record John, 
Jr., in distinction of his uncle John ; wife Hannah, m. Oct., 1664. 
This John removed to Wethersiield and had children. 

1. John, b. Aug. 25, 1G65, m. Eachel Buck, in 1697, who d. in 1708, and in 
1709, he m. widow Mary Chatterton, of N. Haven; this family supposed re- 
moved to S. Carolina. , 

2. Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1668. 

3. Isaac, m. Thankful, from whom he was divorced, and he then m. Mar- 

4. Joseph. 

The above JOHN, son of John, removed from Wethersfield with 
his family to South Carolina, (where the name is yet found ;) his 

children were John, b. 1698 ; Mary, b. m. Ford ; Sarah, b. 

1708, ni. McGregor; Rachel, b. 1710, probably d. young; the oth- 
ers all lived in South Carolina. 

ISAAC, son of John, removed from Wethersfield to S. Carolina ; 


his oldest son Joseph, settled at Suffield, in Conn. ; his other sons, 
Geo., Isaac, James, Wm. and-David, in South Carolina. 

BRONSON, JOSEPH, also removed from Wethersfield to S. 
Carolina, with all his children, viz., John, Joseph, Ebenezer, Thorn- 
as, Hannah, m. VVrixham, and Rebeckah, who m. Bradwell. 

BRONSON, Capt. RICHARD, (whose son he was, or where from, 
is not certain ;) he early settled at Woodbury, (Southbury Society,) 
and married Marcy Bronson of Waterbury, daughter of Isaac ; he 
d. at Woodbury, and his relict d. there June 8, 1786, aged 92 years. 
He was a man of great wealth, and had an only child Marcy, whom 
he left with his large estate. The daughter m. Thomas Bennet of 
Newtown, who settled and died at Southbury, in his old age. Tho's 
and Marcy had no sons, but two daughters Rhoda and Ann. Rhoda 
m. Rev. Noah Benedict of Woodbury, and became the mother of 

Hon. Noah Benedict deceased, an eminent lawyer at Woodbury 

of Gen. Tho's B. Benedict, so favorably known in the war of 1812, 
and a daughter Ruth, who m. Hon. Nath'l Smith, who had been a 
Member of Congress, Judge of the Superior Court of Conn., one of 
the most able Jurists the state has produced. He left an only son 
Nath. B. Judge Smith, (Nath'l, Sen.,) d. at Woodbury, as did iiis 
wife, since 1810. Ann, the other daughter of Tho's Bennet, m. 
Lieut. Wm. French of Southbury, and had children — 

1. Marcy, m. Oliver Barrit, and both d. at Williamstown, Mass. 

2. Avis, m. Joel Pierce of Southbury, and has children. Yet living. 

3. Sylvania, m. Gen. E. Hinman of Southbury. 

4. Hannah, m. Asahel Bacon of Woodbury. 

5. Ann, d. young. 

6. Bronson, m. Mary Ann Biirrit ; he is now living at Poughkeepsie, aged 86. 

7. Bennet, m. two wives, and had issue by the first. 

8. Benjamin, d. when a member of Williams College. 

9. Col. Wm., m. first, Tomlinson; she d. and he m. Miss Woodhouse, from 
Wethersfield, for 2d wife ; has no issue ; he is living in Ohio, aged about 80 years. 

Moses Bronson, son of John of Waterbury, was absent many yeara 
unheard from by his friends, and supposed deceased. In 1712, the 
Court ordered his brother Wm., to take all needful care of the es- 
tate of Moses. In 1673, John Bronson, Sen. and Jr., Jacob, Isaac, 
Richard and Abraham, were listed in Farmington. 

BROOKER, JOHN and Sarah, had a son John b. at Saybrook, 
July 21, 1718. 

BROOKER, Mr. JOHN, of Killingworth, d. Oct. 8, 1742. 
Abraham Brooker d. April 14, 1739. 

BROOKER, GEORGE, Henrie Baylie, W'm Baldin and others 


transported to Virginia ; " imbarqued in y' Merchants Hope, Hugh 
Weston master, per examinacon by the minister of Gravesend," 
&c., (in 1635.) 

BROOKS, JOHN, of Windsor, was the first of the name at Wind- 
sor — removed to East Windsjr ; he m. Susannah Hanmer, May 25, 
1652; children, John b. March 16, 1660, died ; Samuel, b. Sept. 6, 
1662 ; Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1664 ; Mary, b. March 21, 1665 ; Jo- 
anna, b. Feb. 2, 1668 ; Marcy, b. Nov. 25, 1670 ; Lydia, b. Aug. 
7, 1673; Susannah, b. Sept. 22, 1675: Susannah his wife, d. Nov. 
7, 1676. {Rec. Windsor.) Inventory of his estate offered in Court 
in 1682, being £199, Ss. 9d. ; he left five children then living. 

WILLIAM BROOKS, of Milford in 1646, purchased land there 
of Tho's Bagley. Bridget his wife, d. June 23, 1666. 

BROOKS, Deacon THOMAS, an original proprietor of Haddam 
in 1662 ; made free May, 1658 — had but one son, Thomas, who was 
a Deacon. This only son Thomas, d. 1781, aged 82 ; also he had a 
son Thomas who was a Deacon ; also Abraham, Jabez and Joseph ; 
the last a Justice of Peace. 

Deacon THOMAS, Jr., had sons Charles, Thomas and David. 
Tho's 1st of Haddam, d. Oct. 18, 1668. His widow made oath to the 
inventory of his estate, April 1st, 1670, j£l09, 9s. His daughters 
were Sarah, b. 1662, in Dec. ; Marah, b. June 1666 ; Alice, b. 
Dec. 1668. 

JOHN BROOKS of Stratford, had a son Benj'n born there, Oct. 
17, 1685. 

WILLIAM BROOKS had allotted to him in Sufl^ield fifty acres of 
land, and Ebenezer Brooks forty acres in 1680 ; also fifty acres in 

BROOKS, JOHN, of New Haven, had issue recorded there, viz., 
Abigail, b. March 10, 1649; Mary b. Sept. 5, 1654; Elizabeth, b. 
7° 29, 1656; Sarah, b. April 9, 1661; Hannah, b. Feb. 9, 1663; 
Ruth, b. Feb. 7, 1665 ; daughter Ruth, b. Dec. 1608. 

BENJAMIN BROOKS of Colchester, had a son John baptized 
there, March 2, 1762. 

LEMUEL BROOKS, of Norwalk, m. Hannah Raymond, Sept. 
19, 1764, and had ten children. 

BROOKS, Rev. THOMAS, settled 2d society of Danbury, Sept. 
28, 1758. 

Twenty-one have graduated at Harvard College before 1848, and 
seven at Yale College of this name. 

SARAH BROOKS of Milford, who was born in Eng'd, d. at Mil- 
ford, June 5th, 1709, in her 88th year ; perhaps wid., of W'm Brooks. 

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who had land at Milford in 1646 ; he d, there in 1684. William 
Brooke had a settlement at Milford in 1639, but was not a free plan- 
ter there in 1639 to elect officers. He had three acres there before 

BROOKS, CHARLES, b. and d. in Durham ; he m. Mahetibel, 
daughter of Joseph Norton of Durham. The relict of Charles d. 
a widow at Goshen, Jan. 1, 1767, aged 36, and left children at Gosh- 
en. Joseph m. Amanda Collins. Asa m. Betsy, daughter of Sam- 
uel Francis. Phebe m. Augustus Hills. The mother and child- 
ren moved to Goshen with her father Norton. 

Joseph Brooks, son of Charles, b. at Durham about 1753; m. 
Amanda, daughter of Cyprian Collins. Their children were Har- 
vey, b. Oct. 26, 1779, m. Polly Taylor; Leman, b. 1781, d. at 
East Bloomfield, New York, 1839; Birdseye, b. Jan. 3, 1783, m. 
Huldah Boughton of East Bloomfield; John, b. Aug. 31, 1784; 
Nancy, b. Aug. 4, 1786, m. Heman Parmalee, of Litchfield ; Hi- 
ram, b. Nov. 4, 1788, m. Harriet Taylor, of Bloomfield ; Collins, 
b. Feb. 8, 1791, died unmarried in Penn. ; Philo, b. April 15, 1793, 
died on the Mississippi River; Ira, b. Feb. 21, 1795, died in State of 
New York, 1839, single; Homer, b. Sept. 11, 1799, died single in 
Texas, Jan. 30, 1836; Tobias, b. Aug. 23, 1802; d. young at 

John and H^enry Brooks from Cheshire, England, settled at Wal- 
lingford in the New Haven Colony about the time New Cheshire 
(now Cheshire) began to settle, and have left a numerous posterity 
of the name. 

BROOKE, THOMAS, freeman in Mass., Dec. 1636. Henry 
Brooke free in Mass., 1638-9. 

BROOKES, HENRY, of Concord, Mass. ; had a son Joseph, b. 
in 1641. 

BROOKES, JOHN, free in Mass, 1651. Joshua of Concord, 
Mass., 1652. Caleb Brooke, 1654. 

Brooks, Hepzeba, wife of Jabez, Jabez Brooks, Sarah, wife of 
Nathan, Benjamin and Nathan, were all buried at Woburn before 

BROOKS, ISAAC, of Woburn, freeman 1672. Gershom Brooks 
of Concord, freeman 1672. Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Susan- 
na Brooks, of Woburn, died 1753, aged 3. 

BROOKE, WTLLIA, took the oath of allegiance at Springfield, 



Brook has two, Brooke has forty-three coata of arms; and Brookes 
or Brooks (Scotland) has one. 

BROOKE, WILLIAM, an early settler at Milford, but not a free 
planter there in 1639 ; he d. 1684. 

William Brooke aged 20, and Gilbert Brooke aged 14 years, em- 
barked for New England in the Blessing, Jo Lecester, Master. 

Walter Brooks, George Brookes and Wm. Brookes, received their 
certificate to embark for Virginia, in the America, June 23, 1635. 

Richard Brooke, a carpenter aged 31 years, embarked April 27, 
in the Elizabeth and Ann, Roger Cooper master, for New England. 

Richard Brooke aged 24, Tho's Brooke aged 19 or 20, embarked in 
the Susan and Ellen, Edward Payne master, from England for New 

William Brook or Brooks of Springfield, and Mary his wife had 
children recorded there : viz., William, b. the 18th of the 6th mon., 
1655; John, b. the 10th of the 12th mon. 1656; Sarah, b. the 4th 
of the 3d mon. 1658; Mary, b. the 21st of the 10th mon. 1659; Pa- 
tience, b. June 5, 1661 ; Ebenezer, b. Dec. 21, 1662; Abigail, b. 
Jan. 25, 1665 ; Joseph, b. Oct. 17, 1667 ; Mercy, b. Aug. 25, 1669 ; 
Benjamin, b. July 25, 1671 ; Deliverance, (a son,) and Thankful, 
b. Feb. 28, 1672; Jonathan, b. Oct. 13, 1674, and others. 

Robert Brian, Jo. Browne, Margerie Baker, Hundgate Baker, 
Jo. Baker, Ptichard Barnes, Jo. Butler, Richard Bruster, Jo. Billings, 
Lawrence Barker, Jo. Bowes, Elizabeth Bateman, Rodger Burley, 
Tho's Burd, Henry Butler, Jo. Budd, Rich'd Ball, James and his 
wife Alice Brookes, &c., embarked in the Assurance de Lo., Isaac 
Bromwell and Geo. Pewsie Masters, for Virginia. 

Brooks, James, and Alice his wife embarked for Virginia in the 
Assurance . one aged 28, the other 18 years. Walter Brooks, 
George Brookes, William Brookes, embarked for Virginia in the 
America, William Barker master, June 23, 1635. 

Robert Brooke, an English lord, who defended the Puritans — a 
commander of the parliament army, was killed in battle, 1643. 

BROOKES, ROBERT, was from Cape Cod, and removed and set- 
tled at Pequet in the early settlement of the town, where he had a 
grant of land and forfeited it. 

HENRY, of Nahantick, about 1700. 

Thomas Brooke, aged 20, Richard Brooke, 24, embarked for N. 
England in the Susan and Ellin, Edw'd Payne, Master, about 1635. 

Richard Brooke, 24 years old ; Richard Brooke, carpenter, aged 
31, came to N. England in the Elizabeth, Wm. Stagg, master. 


Tho's Brooks, 20, and Richard, 24, embarked in the Elizabeth and 
Ann. Wm. Brooke, 20, Gilbert Brooke, 14, embarked in the 

Seven persons by the name of Brooks, have graduated at Yale 
College ; one Brooke and two Brooks at Brown University, and 
twenty-one at Harvard College. 

BROTHERTON, MARTIN, and Betty Bartlitt, m. Oct. 2, 1746, 
by Jacob Eliot, in Goshen, Lebanon. Also, in Goshen in Lebanon, 
Abner Hills and Mary Comstock, m. April 10, 1760, by Jacob El- 
iot, Pastor. 

BROUGHTON, JOHN and HANNAH, of Windham, had Mary, 
b. June 19, 1697, d. 1707 ; Esther, b. Feb. 10, 1700 ; Mehitabel, 
b. March 8, 1703 ; Abigail, b. April 15, 1705 ; Thos., b. Aug. 8, 
1707. John, the father, d. Jan. 5, 1731, aged 77. 

BROUGHTON, SAMUEL, of Windham, m. Martha Lilly, May 
2, 1711. Issue, Samuel, Jr., b, Dec. 15, 1711 ; Martha, b. June 15, 
1715; John, b. June 16, 1717; Atkinson, b. Aug. 24, 1719; Sa- 
rah, b. Jan. 27, 1722 ; Margaret, b. Oct. 6, 1724; Wm., b. March 
20, 1727 ; Zeruiah, b. July 5, 1729. Martha, the mother, d. Oct. 
24, 1750. 

BROUGHTON, JOHN, of Windham, m. Tabitha Kingsley, May 
10, 1709, and had issue, Mary, b. June 12, 1710 ; Tabitha, b. Jan. 
9, 1712; Amos, b. May 23, 1718; Elizabeth, b. March 9, 1720; 
Phebe, b. March 15, 1722. 

BROUGHTON, THOMAS, son of John, m. Adrie Crane, Nov. 
15, 1738, and had issue, Eunice, b. 1739 ; Lydia, b. 1742 ; Johan- 
nah, b. 1741, d. 1741 ; Keziah, b. July 20, 1744 ; Delight, b. 1747 ; 
Prudence, b. 1749; Jemima, b. 1751 ; Allice, b. Jan. 27, 1753. 

BRO WTON, JOHN, was an original settler at Windsor ; he pur- 
chased of Simon Mills, of Windsor, his dwelling-house, out-house 
and orchard, with his house-lot and swamp adjoining at the west 
end ; also five and three- fourths acres ; also ten acres in the woods ; 
also four acres by Mill Brook, and twenty acres by the same brook. 
He sold his five acre lot to Samuel Marshall — no dates, but it was 
early, as is known by the bounds of the lots — perhaps removed to 

BROUGHTON, EDWARD, of Farmington, a merchant, purchas- 
ed land of William Corbet, Dec. 7, 1729. 

Farmer mentions Thomas Broughton, at Watertown, Mass., in 
1643, and Boston, 1652, where his sonsNathaniel and Thomas were 
born; d. Nov. 12, 1700, aged 87; Thomas, d. at Boston, Dec. 4, 


1702. Hubbard notices Jolin, of Northampton, in 1653, and George, 
of Salmon-falls river, in 1675. 

Thomas Broughton embarked in the America, certificate from 
Gravesend, June 23, 1635, Wm. Barker, master, for Virginia. 

BRAY, ASA, of Farmington, aged 17, son of John Bray, of Bran- 
ford, dec'sed, chose Jonathan Woodruft', of Farmington, for iiis guard- 
ian, at Hartford, April, 1757. 

Sept. 4, 1753, Thomas Bray, a minor son (at Farmington) of 
Thomas Bray, dec'd, of Branford, chose Lieut. David Woodruff, for 
his guardian. Two of this name have graduated at Yale College. 

BROWN, PETER, of Windsor, (by 'tradition) was a son of Peter 
Brown, who came to Plymouth in the Mayflower, in 1620. The 
latter had no family in 1620 ; in the division of lands at Salem in 
1623, he had one acre of land assigned him, and had neither wife 
or children ; but in 1627, in the division of cattle, his name with 
that of Martha and Mary Brown, was named, each one share in the 
lot. He died in 1683, and his inventory, presented Oct. 4, 1633. 
The order of the court in the settlement of his estate, speaks of his 
having had " divers children by divers wives." Martha was prob- 
ably his first wife at Salem, though he might have been married in 
England. His wife Mary administered upon the estate. He settled 
J£15 on two of his daughters, Mary and Priscilla, and Mary was 
placed in the care of John Dene and Priscilla in the care of William 
Gibson. The remainder of the estate was given to his widow, for 
the support of her young family. In 1644, Mary and Priscilla, one 
aged 17 years, were placed by the court with their uncle John 
Brown, of Duxbury. John Brown m. Phebe Harding, March 26, 
1633; he d. and his will was proved in 1682. His daughter Re- 
member had m. Josiah Wormell, and had grandchildren John, Phebe 
and Lydia. If Peter Brown, of Wi., was a son of Peter, who came 
to Salem in the Mayflower, Jie must have been a small child, and 
his name not mentioned, as none of his younger children were men- 
tioned byname in the settlement of his estate. {Fads from W. R. 
Russell, Reg. Deeds, an^ Old Col. Rec.) Peter, of Salem, d. 1633 ; 
Peter, of Wi., was b. 1632 ; his monument at Wi., says he d. 1692, 
aged 60. The record of deeds at Wi., notes him as the owner of 
tracts of land at Wi., from 1658 to 1664. Peter, of Wi., m. Mary 
Gillel, of Wi., July 15, 1658, and died 1692 ; had children, Mary, b. 
May 2, 1659 ; Hanna, b. Sept. 29, 1660 ; Abigail, b. Aug. 8, 1662; 
Hepzibah, b. Nov. 19, 1664; Peter, Jr., b. March 12, 1664; John, 
b. Jan. 8, 1668; Jonathan, b. March 30, 1670: Cornelius, b. July 


30, 1672; Hester, b. May 22, 1673; Esabell, b. June 9, 1676; 
Debora, b. Feb. 12, 1678; Sara, b. Aug. 20, 1681. {Wi. Rec.) 
He had two other daughters who were married. Estate, £408. 

JOHN, second son of Peter of Wi., m. Elizabeth Loomis, 1692, 
and had three sons and eight daughters ; four of the daughters were 
older than any of his sons. The sons of John were John, b. March 
20, 1700, Isaac and Daniel. The mother died 1723. JOHN, the 
son of John Brown, b. March, 1700, m Mary Egleston, March 24, 
1725, and had two sons, John and Ezra, and seven daughters ; Mary, 
the eldest of these children, lived single, and died nearly 100 years 
old ; her sister m. David Filly, and d. without issue in 1775, aged 
about 45 years; the other daughters died in childhood. 

John Brown, son of John, Jr., was b. Nov. 4, 1728 ; in 1758 he 
m. Hannah Owen, daughter of Elijah and Hannah. (Her grand- 
father, Isaac Owen, was one of the first settlers of Turkey Hills ; 
his widow d. 1763, aged over 90 years.) John and Hannah Brown's 
children were Hannah, b. Dec. 24, 1758 ; Azubah, b. May 7, 1760 ; 
Esther, b. March 4, 1762; Margery, b. Jan. 25, 1764; Lucinda, 
b. Nov. 18, 1765 ; John, b. Aug. 31, 1767 ; Frederick, b. Aug. 16, 
1769 ; Owen, b. Feb. 16, 1771 ; Thede, b. Jan. 5, 1773 ; Roxy, b. 
May 29, 1775 ; Abiel, b. Nov. 18, 1776. John, the father, d. Sept. 
3, 1776, aged 48 ; his wife Hannah died May 18, 1831, aged 91 
years. The descendants of Peter, through his ron John only, are 
followed here. 

BROWN, ELIZER, was in the list of freemen in New Haven, 
in October, 1669. 

BROWN, JOHN, of Killingworth, before 1700, had a son John. 
John, the father, died April 29, 1708. 

BROWN, RICHARD, had at an early period, twelve lots of land 
at Watertown, Mass., and Ab'm Brown eleven lots. 

BROWN, JAMES, of Norwalk, had lands there in 1687, and was 
settled there as early as 1684. 

BROWN, SAMUEL and MARY, of Colchester, had Eunice, b. 
April 17, 1743, at Colchester. 

BROWN, SAMUEL, of Colchester, m. Priscilla Kent, of Suffield, 

BROWN, NATH'L, of Middletown, made free 1654. Peter 
Brown, of Wi., made free 1658. Francis Brown, in 1660, lost prop- 
erty burned by the Indians at Farmington, for which he was remu- 
nerated by the Indians. He was appointed constable at Stamford in 
1663. ELLEN BPvOWN, of Middletown, was about to be married 


to Jasper demons, while he had a wife in England ; the court or- 
dered them separated until his marriage with his wife was nullified ; 
and the townsmen of Middletown directed to put the order in execu- 
tion, 1660. Richard Brown, of Southold, L. I., was made free at 
Hartford in 1662. 

BROWN, PETER and JONATHAN, both early settlers at 

John Brown, of Middletown — children, Nathaniel, Lydia, Mary, 
Dorothy Hurlbut; Mary m. Jonathan Cole, Jr., of Stratford. 

BROWxN, BENONI, m. Eliza, and had Wm., b. Dec. 24, 1716 ; 
Sarah, b. May 23, 1718 ; Benoni, b. Feb. 27, 1719-20. These 
children were born at Hartford. 

BROWN, SARAH, of Middletown, relict of Nathaniel Bacon, 

BROWN, NATHANIEL, of Middletown, d. 1712. Estate, £437, 
75. Id. 

BROWN, ELLEN, of Middletown, d. 1713. Estate £424, 2s. 8d., 
settled by Mary, probably her sister. NATH'L, of Springfield, had 
a son Nalh'l, b. the 1.5th of second month, 1649. 

Peter Brown's will dated Aug. 17, 1689. Estate, £408, 1.5s. Gd. 
Inventory offered 1691. (Of Windsor.) 

BROWN, JOFIN, of Milford ; son John b. July 12, 1655, and 

BROWN, NATH'L, and ELENOR his wife, were early settlers 
at Middletown. Children— Hannah, b. April 15, 1651 ; Nathan'l, b. 
July 15, 1654 ; Tho's, b. the last of October, 1655; John, b. April 
15, 1657 ; Benony, b. March 15, 1659. Elenor, the mother, d. 
Sept. 28, 1703, and Mr. Nath'l, the father, d. 1659. 

BROWN, JOHN, (son of Nath'l Sen. and Elenor, m. Anna Por- 
ter, April 1, 1685 — children, Thomas, b. March 3, 1686 ; Hannah, 
b. Oct. 28, 1688_d. 1717; John, Jr., b. Dec. 2, 1690; Mary, b. 
Nov. 8, 1693— d. Jan., 1717; Abigail, b. Feb. 5, 1701. John 
Brown, of Middletown, d. 1744-5. Estate, £900. 

BROWN, NATHAN'L, (son of Nathan'l, Sen., and El nor,) m. 
Martha Hughes, July 2, 1677, and had children — Mary, b. March 
2,1678; Martha, b. Feb. 3, 1680— d. 1698; Elenor, b. June 30, 
1681— d. 1713 ; Nath'l, b. Sept. 18, 1683. Nath'l, the father, d. 
May 9, 1712, and Martha, his widow, d. 1729. 

BROWN, NATH'L, (son of Nath'l, Jun., and Martha,) m. Sarah 
Bacon, June 17, 1708, and had an only child, Sarah, b. March 14, 
1710. {Stear7is.) 


BROWN, Rev. AARON, graduated at Yale Col., 1749, and was 
ordained over the 1st church at Killingly in 1754. 

BROWN, PETER, a planter in New Haven colony in 1643. 

BROWNE, THOMAS, of Concord, had a son Boaz, b. in 1641. 

BROWNE, JOHN and JAMES. Mr. John Browne, John Bar- 
ratt, of Taunton, were enrolled in 1643, as able to bear arms. 

BROWN, SAM'L, of Colchester, m. Priscilla Kent, 1714-15. 

Peter Brown, of New Haven, with a family of three in 1643, was 
allowed to bake and sell at N. Haven, in 1639. 

BROWN, JOHN, of Milford, one of the first settlers of Newark 
from Conn., with Mr. Burwell, Joseph Riggs and John Baldwin, in 
1670-1, was appointed to lay half the floore of the meeting house at 
Newark, N. J. John Browne, Jun., was one of the committee to 
seat the meeting-house at Newark " according to office, age, estate, 
infirmity, and descent or parentage." John, the elder, signed a 
treaty with the Indians. John Brown, Jun., was chosen recorder in 
court, at Newark, in 1672. John Brown succeeded Robert Treat 
as recorder at Newark, and held the office until Capt. John Curtis 
was elected recorder at N. in 1692. In an early list of sixty-six 
persons and their estates at Newark, are found John Brown and 
John, Jr., John Boslick, (perhaps from Stratford, Ct.,) John Baldwin, 
Sen. and Jun., Edw. Ball, Zachariah Burwell, (from Milford,) and 
Eph'm Burwell, (from Milford,) John Brooks, Obadiah Bruen, 
Aaron Blatchley, Stephen Bond, Benjamin Baldwin, &c. 

BROWN has 21 coats of arms, and BROWNE 131 coats of arms. 

BROWN, WM'S wife, d. at Colchester 1760, aged 80 years. 

George Brown d. at Colchester, 1761, aged 64. 

Hannah Brown d. at Colchester, 1763, aged 69. 

Mary Brown, widow, d. at Colchester in 1770, aged 64 or 69. 

Wm. Brown's wife d. at Colchester in 1774, aged 86 years. 

BROWNE, JO, a baker, and Wm. Brascy, Linen draper, in 
Cheapside, London, had servants, James Walker, 15, and Sarra 
Walker, 17, came in the Elizabeth from London to New England, 

BROWNE, THOMAS, of Malford, weaver. Gyles Butler, Wm. 
Andrewes, of Hampsworth, a carpenter, James Browne, of Hamp- 
ton, about 17 years old, Thomas Browne, servant of Thos. Aiitram, 
weaver, late of New Sarum, shipped as passengers at the town of 
Hampton, (Southampton,) in the James, of London, Wm. Cooper, 
master, for N. England, about April 6, 1635. 

BROWN, HENRY, was one of the first settlers of Hampton, Ct., 


in the early part of the year 1723, from Salem, Mass., and located 
about one-half mile from the centre of the town ; he purchased 150 
acres of wild wood land. He m. Sarah, daughter of Geo. Martin, 
May 5, 1762, and had children, 

Sarah, b. Aug. 23, 1764 ; Mary, b. Jan. 29, 1768 ; Abigail, b. 
1769 ; Henry, b. April 26, 1772, now lives in Randolph, Vt. 

John, b. June 14, 1774— m. Polly Walcot, July 11, 1806, and 
lives on the old farm ; has issue, Wni., born Nov. 9, 1806 ; post- 
master at Hampton, &c. 

Grace, b. July 15, 1776. 

Thomas, b. Oct. 24, 1778. 

Anna, b. Dec. 1, 1780. 

Henry, the father, d. Oct. 23, 1806, aged 79 ; his widow d. March 
7, 1820, aged 80 years. 

BROWN, Capt. JOHN, Daniel and Joseph Brown, and Samuel 
Brown, of Rehoboth, in Bristol county, in Mass., quit-claimed to 
their brother Stephen Brown, of Windham, Ct., yeoman, all their 
right in a thousand acre tract of land in Windham, which had be- 
longed to their father, Capt. John Brown, deceased, of Swanzey, Ms. 
nid.— [Windham Rec.) 

BROWN, STEPHEN, of Windham, m. Mary Kisley, June, 1729, 
and had no issue by the first wife ; she d. April, 1730 ; he m. Abigail, 
for second wife, and had a daughter Abigail, b. Nov. 2, 1731, and 
his wife Abigail d. the same month and year. He m. Mary Jacobs 
for his third wife, Nov., 1734, and had issue, Stephen, Jun., b. Aug. 
27, 1735 ; Mary, b. April 18, 1738 ; John, b. June 18, 1742. Tho's 
Brown and wife Eliz'th, were at Windham, probably before 1740, 
as his d'r Abigail was b. there Feb. 7, 1740, and d. there the 13th 
of Feb., 1740 ; Eliz'th, b. Nov. 20, 1741. His wife Eliz'th d. Dec. 
12, 1742, and he m. for his second wife, Sarah Bishop, Oct. 20, 1748, 
and had issue, Daniel, Susannah, 2d Abigail and Samuel, b, Oct. 
20, 1757. The father d. Jan. 10, 1773. 

BROWN, EDWARD, of Windham, m. Jerusha Ripley, Sept. 19, 
1744, and had a son Hubbard, b. Dec. 11, 1745 ; this son was lost 
at sea in 1779. The father d. July 28, 1791, and the mother d. 
Oct. 8, 1792, aged 88 years. 

BROWNE, PETER. It was voted " Jan. 8, 1658, that Peter 
Browne that keeps the mill (at Wi.) should take but single towle, or 
tlie sixteenth part of all grayne for his gryding, only of Indian corn. 
It was voted" "he should take towle, and half from this time, untill 
the 25th of March nixt insuing, but no longer." 


BROWN, FRANCIS, was a sworn constable at Stanford in Court, 
Oct., 1663; deputy to Gen. Court, under the charter of Conn., 
May, 1665; also May, 1667 and Oct. 1668 ; he was a man of high 
reputation in Stamford, and in the list of freemen at Stamford, 1669. 

BROWN, HACKALTAFI, of Rye, was propounded to the Gen'l 
Court of Conn, for freeman, May, 1670 ; also, Joseph Horton, Geo. 
SnufTene and Jonathan Fowles. 

BROWN, EBENEZER, lost a daughter by death at N. Haven, 
Dec, 1668 ; his son Eliazcr, b. Jan. 6, 1663 ; Gersham, b. Oct. 9, 
1665 ; Daniel, b. Jan. 16, 1668. JOHN BROWNE, of N. H.; 
daughter Mary, b. May 2, 1664 ; John, b. 1666 ; Hannah, b. Aug. 
7, 1669. Ebenezer Browne d. at N. Haven, Dec, 1663. 

BROWNE, WM., Robert Benton, Jo. Baldwin, &c., embarked in 
the Primrose, for Virginia, Capt. Douglass, master, July 27, 1635. 
Wm. Browne, Ab'm Bentley, &c., embarked in the Globe, of Lon- 
don, for Virginia, Jeremy Blackman, master, Aug. 7, 1635. 

This name has been numerous in New England, from Peter of the 
Mayflower, to the present time. 

BROWN, EBENEZER, removed from Rehoboth, Mass., to Cov- 
entry. Conn., at an early period, and had children, Ebenezer, Sarah, 
Timothy, and perhaps others. 

• Fanner notices ABRAHAM, of Watertown, Mass , freeman, 1632— sons Jonathan and Ab'm, 
b. in 1635 and 1639. CHAD, from Mass. to R. I. in 1636, successor of Rev. Roger Williams in 
1642. James, his grandson, b. in Providence, and minister of the same. church — (these were 
the ancestors of the important families of the name in R. I.) Rev. JAMES had four grandsons, 
distinguished patrons of Brown University, viz., Nicholas, d. 1791, aged 62; Joseph. LL. D , d. 
1785, John and Moses. CHARLES, of Rowley, before 1652. EDMG.XD came over in 1637; 
first minister of Sudbury, ordained and freeman, 1640 ; d. 1677. EDMOND, Dorchester, free 
1650. EDWARD, of Salem, d. 1659. EDWARD, of Ipswich, free 1641. FRANCIS, of New 
Haven, 1639— sons, Elcazer, Samuel, Ebenezer and John. FRANCIS, of Newbury, 1665. 
GEORGE, of Newbury, a carpenter, free 1640, d. 1642. GEORGE, of Haverhill, Lieut, Rep- 
resentative in 1672, 1675 and '80. HENRY, b. 1615, proprietor of Salisbury. HUGH, of Sa- 
lem. 1637; perhaps afterward of Boston, where several sons of Hugh were b. before 1653. 
ISAAC, of Newbury, d. 1675. JACOB, proprietor of Billerica, 1659. Afterward GEORGE, of 
Billerica. JAMES, of Boston, son of Joseph, from Southampton, Eng., one of the first settlers 
of Newbury. JAMES, Boston, free 1636; son James b. 1635. JAMES, of Charlestown, free 
1634 ; son John b. 1637. JAMES, 2d James b. 1647, and Nath'l, b. 1648. JOHN, of Salem, 
one of the patentees of Mass.. and one of the first Assistants of the Company, came over in 
1629; returned in 1630, and again came back to Mass. JOH.V, of Salem, 1638. JOHN, of 
Watertown, free 1034. JOHN, of Ipswich, 1648 JOHN, of Reading, b. 1634. NICHOLAS, 
of Lynn, 1638. I'ETER, Plymouth, 1620, (of Mayflower.) RICHARD, came over 1630, of 
Watertown. RICHARD, of Newbury, brother of George, 1635, d. 1661— and many others of 
the name came to New England in the early settlement, too numerous now to be traced. — (See 
Farmer and the Oenealogical Register. The name has produced many eminent men in this 
country, and is as numerous as any other name, except Smith, and perhaps Jones and Clark. 


Mr. , JO. BROWNE, aged 27, embarked in the Defence 

de Lond, Edward Boswell, master, for N. England, per certificate 
from Sir Henry Mildmay, and minister of Baddow, in Essex, Eng. 

BROWNE, RICHARD, 19, Eliz'th Biggs, 10, Phillip Biggs, six 
months, &c., embarked for Virginia in the Speedwell, of London, 
Jo. Chappell, master, May 28, 1635 ; examined at Gravesend, &c. 
MICHELL BROWNE, 35, embarked for Virginia in the Merchant's 
bona venture, James Ricroft, master, in 1635. WM. BROWNE, 
19, embarked in the Primrose, Douglass, master, for Virginia, July 
27, 1635. 

BROWN, WM., 20, Ab'm Benily, Matthew Bateman, 20, Wm. 
Barloe, 19, Nicholas Bate, 24, Wm. Bate, 35, embarked in the Globe, 
of London, for Virginia, Aug. 7, 1635 — Jeremy Blackman, master. 

BROWNE, JOHN, and John, Jun., who signed the contract in 
1665, at Branford, up to 1667, to settle the town of Milford, after- 
ward called Newark, in the Province of New Jersey, were from 
Milford, Conn., with many others from Stratford, New Haven, Bran- 
ford, Guilford, &c. These two John Browns were men of distinc- 
tion at their new settlement. There were others of this name in 
Connecticut and upon Long Island, not here named. 

Thirty-four by the name of Brown, and two by the name of 
Browne, have graduated at Yale College ; and thirty-nine by the 
name of Brown and seven by the name of Browne, at Harvard Col- 
lege, and fourteen at Brown University. 

BROWNING, HENRY, in 1639, of Hartford, was indebted to 
the estate of John Oldman, £11. Henry Browning was in the N. 
Haven Colony, with a family of eight, in 1643, and an estate of 

Farmer mentions Thomas Browning, Salem, freeman, 1637 j b. 
1587, d. 1611— (Felt,) and Malach, who d. at Boston, Nov. *r, 
1658. Browning has five coats of arms ; Brownell has two coats 
of arms. 

BROWNINGE, Mr., was a signer to the first fundamental agree- 
ment of the free planters of the N. Haven col'y, stipulating with each 
other, that church-members only should be free burgesses, and they 
only should elect among themselves, magistrates and officers to have 
the power of transacting all " publique civill affayres of this planta- 
tion," &c., with Mathew Camfield, Robert Pigg and many others. 
(See note, p. 76, ante.) Heniy Browning, with eight persons in his 
family, at N. Haven, and £340, resided there in 1643. 

BRUMFIELD, (Bramfield,) WM., of Wethersfield, in 1645, was 


fined 505. for striking the watch and for drunkenness ; and John 
Westall was fined ten shillings for entertaining Wm. Brumfield in 

Bromfield has eight coats of arms ; Brumfield has two coats of 
arms ; Brimfield, 1. 

There was a William Blumfield, who was an early settler in 
Hartford, on Bliss Street; was a freeman in Mass. in 1635. See 

BRUNDIGE, JOHN, Dep. for the town of Rye, May, 1677. 

Abner Brundage, (perhaps same name,) grad. at Y. C. 1826. 

BRUNDISH, JOHN, of Wethersfield ; Nov. 7, 1639, his widow 
was appointed administratrix on his estate. April 2, 1640, Rachel 
Brundish, adm'x, presented an inventory of his estate of £90, 5*. 4cZ., 
and the house and land at £130. She was allowed for her own use 
£90, 5s. 4:d., and the house and land to goto the children, viz., £30 
to the son and £25 to each of his four daughters. The widow, by 
another order, had fourteen acres, and her house lot, three acres, 
and upland, &c. One by the name of Brundage, graduated at Y. C. 
in 1S26. 

BRUSH, THOMAS, of Southold,* Long Island, in October, 1662. 
made free by Conn't; also, Thomas Brush, of Huntington, L. I., 
accepted to be made a freeman with others of Huntington, by Conn't, 
and sworn by the Commissioners of that town in May, 1664. f This 
has been an old name in Greenwich, Conn., of the Long Island fam- 
ily. David Brush, Esq., an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in the 
city of N. York, was of the Greenwich family. This name perhaps, 
the Norman name De Brusor De Brewes. GEORGE, of Woburn, 
Mass., freeman, 1690. 

Armah, in Ireland ; he was one of the first, important and wealthy 

* Inhabitants of Southold, L. I., accepted by the Gen. Court of Conn, to be made free, &c. 
Mr. Wels, Thomas Terry, Philemon Dickerson, Goodm. Furrier, Goodm. Windes, Barnabas Hor- 
ton, Joseph Horton, Lt. Glouer, (Glover,) Thomas Moor, sen., Goodm. Conclin, Goodm. Cory, 
Goodm. Reeues, (Reeves,) Goodm. Mapes, John Conclin, Jr., Jo. Paine, Eich'd Browne, Joseph 
•Yongs, sen., Joseph Yongs, Jr., Jer. Vayle, Jo. Curwin, Richard Terry, Mr. Elton, Thomas Brush, 
John Bud, and Mr. Tucker.— (Co/. Rec. p. 388.) 

t John Teed, Edward Hornett, Samuel Titus, Thomas Jones, William Williivms, Samuel Ketch- 
am, Joseph Whitman, Thomas Brush, Caleb Carwithee, Joseph Bayley, John Rogers, Samuel 
Wood, Thomas Workes, Henry Whisson, James Chichester, Henry Ludlow, Thos. Scuddor, 
John Samwayes, Thos. Powell, Jonathan Rogers and Isaac Piatt, accepted to be made free by 
Conn, in May, 1664, and sworn by the Commissioners of Huntington, Long Island. — (Col. Rec, 
p. 428.) 


settlers in Milford, Conn., and a free planter there Nov. 29, 1639. 
He appears to have been a lawyer, from the fact that he was coun- 
sel for Lieut. Gov. Ludlow, where he defended him in an action of 
slander, for charging Goody Staples, of Fairfield, of being a witch. 
He died at Milford in 1679. Alexander and Richard Bryan, in 
1660, purchased nearly all the Neck, in Milford, for <£25. On the 
12th day of Dec, 1661, Alexander purchased of the Indians the last 
twenty acres of land they owned upon the Neck, for six coats, three 
blankets and three pair of breeches, which he sold to Thos. Welch, 
at auction, for the sum of £21, 6s. in cash. Alexander was nomina- 
ted by the Gen. Court of Conn, for an assistant, in 1665. He held 
several lots of land in Fairfield, and in 1654 purchased a house and 
lot of Hon. Nathan Gold, in Fairfield, which had been the house and 
lot of Mr. Newton. 

His son, Mr. ALEXANDER, Jr. had a daughter Ann, b. Sept. 
8, 1674 ; Alexander, b. June 15, 1677 ; John, b. July 12, 1680 ; 
second Alexander, b. Nov. 24, 1682; Ebenezer, b. Feb. 17, 1690; 
Augustin, b. April 25, 1694, d. Aug., 1705 or 1701. 

BRYAN, RICHARD, son of Mr. Alexander, Sen., of Milford, a 
merchant, had issue, Hannah, b. Aug. 31, 1654; Sarah, b. April 
24, 1657 — m. Mr. Samuel Fitch, Oct. 23, 1678 ; Samuel, b. April 
2d, 1680 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 22, 1663 ; Richard, Jun., b. Oct. 8, 
1666 ; Frances, dr., b. Feb. 13, 1668 ; second Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 
1671—2. His wife d., and he m. for his second wife, Mary Wilmot, 
July 15, 1679, and had Joseph, b. July 15, 1682. His daughter 
Hannah, m. Mr. John Herriman, of New Haven, Nov. '20, 1672. 
Richard, Jun., or 3J, m. Mehitabel Clark, Oct. 20, 1720. 

Mr. ALEXANDER, son of Mr. Richard Bryan, of Milford, as 
administrator on his father's estate, deeded to his sister Mary Howell, 
of Southampton, L. L, as a part of her portion, £38, 15s. from the 
estate of said Richard, dec'd, it being land he purchased of Thos. 
Ilurlbut, of Woodbury, on Grassy Hill, in 1698. 

BRYAN, Mr. ALEXANDER, Jun., had Ann, b. Sept. 8, 1674; 
Alexander, b. June 15, 1677 ; John, b. July 12, 1680 ; second Al- 
exander, b. Nov. 24, 1682; Ebenezer, b. Feb. 17, 1690; Augustin, 
b. April 2.5, 1694. He d. Aug. 19, 1701. His son Augustin, d» 

BRYAN, Mr. SAMUEL, son of Mr. Richard, m. Martha, daugh- 
ter of Mr. John Whiting, of Hartford, Dec. 25, 1683. Mary Bryan, 
daughter of Mr. Richard, m. John Maltbe, Feb. 28, 1666. 

Richard, b. 1666, son of Richard, had a daughter, Francis, b. 


Sept. 22, 1704; Augustin, b. Jan. 28, 1706-7 ; Alexander, b. Oct. 
13, 1709; Hannah, b. Jan. 21, 1711-12; Nathan, b. Dec. 11, 

BRYAN, ALEXANDER, in a deed of land he gave to George 
Allen, of Milford, is thus described in said deed, dated 1706: " I, 
Alexander Bryan, of the Mannor of Eaton, in the Province of New 
York, eldest son of Alexander Bryan, late of Milford, in the Colony 
of Connecticut, deceased." Deed is witnessed by William Roberd 
and Hugh Gray — acknowledged before Samuel Eells, Esq., Justice 
of Peace, June 4, 1706. 

BRYANT, EBENEZER, found at Hartford, m. Mehetibel -, 

and had children b. at Hartford, viz., Sarah, b. May 11, 1739; 
Eliz'h, b. Aug. 26, 1741 ; Ebenezer, b. Aug. 19, 1744; Samuel, 
b. April 25, 1747; Timothy, b. Aug. 15, 1750; Jonathan, b. Feb. 
6, 1753 ; Daniel D., b. Nov. 24, 1755. This Ebenezer is proba- 
bly son of Alexander, Jr., of Milford. Four of this name had grad- 
uated at Harvard Col. in 1848, and five at Yale. 

BRIAN, ROBERT, Jo. Brown, Margerie Baker, Jo. Bowton, 
Hundgate Baker, Jo. Baker, Richard Barnes, Jo. Buttler, Richard 
Bruster, Jo. Billings, Lawrence Barker, Jo. Bowes, Eliz'h Bateman, 
Rodger Burley, Thos. Burd, Henry Butler, John Budd, Rich'd Ball, 
James Brooks and wife Alice, Eliz'h Baker, and others, were trans- 
ported to Virginia, and embarked July, 1635, in the Alice, Richard 
Orchard, master, after they had taken the oath of allegiance and 

BRYAN, RICHARD, the merchant, was a man of wealth ; he 
owned lands in Milford, Stratford and Fairfield, and loaned money 
in many of the towns in Fairfield County. Most of the name had 
the title of Mr. attached to their names on the Milford records, and 
were connected by marriage to several of the best families in the 
two Colonies. 

Hon. John Alexander Bryan, of Ohio, late Second Assistant Post- 
master of Washington, D. C, and Charge D'Affaires at South Amer- 
ica, is a descendant of this family. He was born in Mass.; his father 
removed there when young. 

BRYANT, JOHN, (supposed of Plymouth,) d. at Cohannack, 
April 28, 1683 ; gave all his goods and chattels to his son John, ex- 
cept a platter and a bottle he gave R. Paul. (See Will, 'His. Gen. 
Reg., No. 13, p. 36.) 

BRYANT, ALEX'R, of Redding, freeman 1673, 



There was a Robert Brian embarked from England in the Assur- 
ance de Lc; Isaac Bromwell and Geo. Pewsie, masters, in 1635, to 
be transported to Virginia. 

BRYAN has nineteen coats of arms ; BRYANT, 1. 
BRYAN, RICHARD, was a merchant at Milford, and a gentleman 
of wealth, and purchased large lots of land beyond the bounds of 
Milford ; he purchased Eaton's Neck, east of Oyster Bay, in Hun- 
tington, L. I., Nov. 13, 1684, and his sons Alexander, Ebenezer and 
John, removed and settled on L. I., where the name is yet found. 
Alexander Bryan owned a large tract of land in Southington. (See 
Southington Records.) He owned a large estate in England, undis- 
posed of, as did several others of the Milford settlers. Alexander 
was a man of education, and much employed in public business. 

Mr. ALEXANDER, Sen., was well known in both Colonies ; 
nominated for an Assistant May, 1666 ; Commissioner in 1666 ; 
Deputy to Gen. Court May, 1667, and Commissioner ; Assistant in 
1668, and in May and Oct. 1669; also in May, 1670 and '71 ; in 
May, 1672, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, &c. 

Mr. Alexander, of Milford, was ordered by the Gov. and Gen. 
Court to be read for nomination at the election for an Assistant, Ap'l, 
1665. Mr. Alexander and Mr. Richard Bryant, were in the list of 
freemen at Milford, in 1669. 

Jo. Bryan, 25; Wm. Burcli, 19; Thos. Bolton, 18; and others, 
embarked for Virginia in the Merchant bona venture, James Ricroft, 
master, in 1635. {Somerhj.) 

One by the name of Bryan, and four of Bryant, have graduated 
at Harvard College ; and eight by the name of Bryant graduated at 
Yale College. 

BUD, BUDD, JOHN, embarked for Virginia from England in the 
ship Alice, Richard Orchard, master, July, 1635. Also, is found 
John Bud, in the list of passengers embarked in the Assurance de 
Lo,, Isaac Bromwell, muster ; examined by the minister of the town 
of Gravesend, of their conformetie in o religion, for Virginia, July, 
1635. The name of JOHN BUD is next found in Mass. JOHN 
BUD is next found, one of the first settlers at New Haven, and one 
of the signers of the " foundamental" agreement made tiiere in 1639, 
where he appears to have remained a few years. Lieut. BUD was 
the holder of land at New London in 1651 ; his house-lot was for. 
feited to Amos Richardson for his post-lot. He could not have been 
long at N. London ; his name is also found at Say brook, though he 


did not reside there. John Budd is next found at Southold, L. I., in 
1662, where he probably went from New Haven. He with thirty, 
one other inhabitants of Southold, Oct. 4, 1662, by the desire of Mr. 
Wyllys, of Hartford, by letter stating to the people of Southold, that 
the people of Long Island were included in the Patent, (Charter,) and 
desired them to send Deputies from the towns on L. I. to attend the 
Gen. Court at Hartford. John Bud and thirty-one others of South- 
old, signed a letter of the above date, showing they had appointed 
Capt. John Youngs, as Deputy for Southold, to attend the Gen. Court 
in Conn. John Bud, with many others of Southold, were offered to 
be made freeme in Conn., Oct., 1662. 

He is found in 1660-1 and 2, in company with Peter Disbrow, 

Studwell and John Coe, purchasing the town of Rye of the 

Indians, which was conveyed by Bud, &;c., to Richard Lowe and 
Samuel Allen, &c. In Bolton's History of Westchester Co., it is 
said, the town of Hastings was settled in 1660 or 61, by planters from 
Middleborough, L. I., &c. In May, 166.5, the Gen. Court of Conn, 
ordered the villages of Rye and Hastings to be united in one planta- 
tion, and be called Rye, which continued a part of Conn, until 1683, 
when the state line was established, including the town of Rye in 
the N. Y. Colony. Lieut. Bud was an important and active man 
wherever he went. In October, 1663, Connecticut appointed him a 
Commissioner for the town of Hastings, with the power of a magis- 
trate. He was Deputy to the General Court in Connecticut, in Oct. 
1664, and the same session the Gen. Court ordered Lieut. Budd to 
continue Commissioner for Hastings and Rye, until the Court should 
otherwise order, &c. In Oct., 1663, the Gen. Court appointed Rich- 
ard Fowles a Constable for Hastings, and ordered Mr. Bud to admin- 
ister the oath of office to him. Mr. Bud was a Deputy to the Gen. 
Court of Conn, in 1665, in May, 1667, and in Oct., 1668. He ap- 
propriated a place called the Neck, for himself and his children to 
settle upon, which afterward caused much controversy between 
Lieut. Bud and other settlers of Rye. John Bud, of New Haven, 
with Mr. Lamberton and Wm. Preston, were ordered by the Court 
at New Haven, Dec. 7, 1642, to make satisfaction to John Owen for 
neglecting to make his fence in season, damages eight day's work and 
two pecks of corn, &;c. 

There was also a Jonathan Bud at New Haven, with a family of 
six persons, in 1643, and an estate of £450. (This was probably 
John Bud.) 


The name of Budd has three coats of arms; Budd, (Ireland,) 1 ; 
and Budds, 1. Few, if any, of the name are now found in Conn. 
Joseph H. Budd graduated at Brown Univ., 1844. 

BUCK. There was an Enoch Buck in Court at Hartford in 1648, 
and made free there in 1657 ; he might have been the father or 
brother of Emanuel, Henry and Thomas Buck, who were all at 
Wethersfield about the same time — and not the first settlers. Eman- 
uel's eldest child was b. there in 1650. Thomas m. in 1665, and 
Henry m. in 1660. Ezekiel Buck, son of Emanuel, had a son 
Enoch, b. April 5, 1683. There is no other Enoch Buck found, 
except Enoch, found in Court in 1648, whose death or marriage is 
not found at Wethersfield. The four Bucks might have been broth- 
ers, yet the record gives no proof of it. 

BUCK, ENOCH, was fined 10*. for irregular speeches in Court 
against Rob't Rose, when under oath in March, 1648, and appears 
to have been the first of the name in Wethersfield. WM. BUCK, 
aged 50, ROGER BUCK, 18, embarked in the ship Increase, Rob- 
ert Lea, master, April 15, 1635, for New England. CHRISTIAN 
BUCK, aged 26, embarked in the Blessing, John Lester, master, for 
N. England. EMANUEL BUCK was a freeman, and Constable at 
Wethersfield in 1669, and frequently a Selectman. He was proba- 
bly born in 1623, as he testified in Court in 168 1, he was then 
aged 61 years. The name Buck has thirteen coats of arms. 

Roger and Wm. Buck, with Thos. Kilbourn and his family, Mat- 
thew Marvin and family, embarked in the Increase, Robert Lea, 
master, from England, in 1635. Five by this name have graduated 
at Yale Col., and two at Brown Univ. 

BUCK, EMANUELL, and wife Sarah, of Wethersfield, had chil- 
dren, Ezekiel, b. Jan. 15, 1650 ; John, b. Nov., 1652 ; Jonathan, b. 
April 8, 1655. His wife d. and he m. Mary, April 17, 1658, and 
had issue, Mary, b. Jan. 1, 1659; David, b. April 13, 1667 — d. 
Sep. 20, 1738 ; Sarah, b. April 1, 1669 ; Hannah, b. April 12, 
1671 ; Eliz'h, b. June 4, 1676; Thomas, b. June 10, 1678; Abi- 
gail, b. Aug. 1, 1682. His second wife d. Jan. 12, 1712. 

BUCK, EZEKIEL, son of Emanuell and Sarah, m. Rachel, Mar. 
18, 1675, and had issue, Ezekiel, Jr., b. Jan. 8, 1676 ; Rachel, b. 
July 23, 1678; Jonathan, b. July 23, 1679; Stephen, b. Feb. 2, 
1680 ; Enoch, b. April 5, 1683 ; Sarah, b. April 8, 1685 ; Hannah, 
b. Jan., 1689; Abigail, b. Jan., 1691 ; Comfort, b. Dec. 7, 1692; 
Ebenezer, b. Sept. 2, 1697— d. 1712. The father d. March 3, 1713. 
Estate, £317, 14s. 9d. 


BUCK, DAVID, son of Emanuel, by his second wife, m. Eliz'h 
Hubbert, of Guilford, daughter of Daniel, June 14,1690. Children, 
Eliz'h, b. Feb. 16, 1691; Ann, b. April 25, 1693; Daniel, b. Sept. 
13, 1695 ; David, .Tun., b. March 13, 1698 ; Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1700 ; 
Josiah, b. Jan. 16, 1703 ; Joseph, b. Aprils, 1705— d. 1712 ; John, 
b. July 18, 1707— d. 1726 ; Eunice, b. Dec. 19, 1709 ; Mabell, b. 
June 5, 1712. His wife d. March 25, 1735. The father d. Sept. 
20, 1728 or '38. Estate over £600. 

BUCK, JONATHAN, son of Emanuel, removed early from 
Wethersfield to New Milford, and purchased a right of land in Litch- 
field, to which place he removed about 1721. 

BUCK, EZEKIEL, son of Emanuel and Sarah, m. Rachell, Mar. 

18, 1676, and had issue, Ezekiel, b. Jan. 8, 1676-7; Rachell, b. 
July 23, 1678; Jonathan, b. July 23, 1679; Stephen, b. Feb. 2, 
1680; Enoch, b. April 5, 1683; Sarah, b. April 8, 1685; Hannah, 
b. Jan., 1689; Abigail, b. Jan., 1691; Comfort, b. Dec. 7, 1692; 
Ebenezer, b. Sept. 2, 1697— d. 1712. Ezekiel, the father, d. Mar. 
3, 1713. 

BUCK, EZEKIEL, JuN., son of Ezekiel, Sen., b. 1676, m. Sarah 
Brunson, daughter of John, of Farmiiigton, Jan. 13, 1698, and had 
issue, Ezekiel, b. March 5, 1699; Sarah, b. Feb. 8, 1701, perhaps 
others. He removed (or his son Ezekiel) to Litchfield. 

BUCK, JOSIAH, son of David, a grandson of Emanuel, b. 1703, 
m. Ann Deming, daughter of Charles, of Boston, May 28, 1731. 
Children, Ann, b. Feb. 26, 1732; Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1733 ; Eliz'h, 
b. April 7, 1735 ; Prudence, b. Dec. 15, 1737 ; Josiah, Jun., b. Ap. 
23, 1742 ; Daniel, b. June 13, 1744 ; Mabel, b. March 22, 1748, 
m. Justus Riley, and d. May 28, 1S43, aged 95. Ann, the mother, 
d. March 9, 1772, aged 60. Josiah, the father, d. Feb. 8, 1793, 
aged 90 years. 

BUCK, DANIEL, sonof .losiah and Ann, b. 1744, m. Sarah Sal- 
tonstall, b. June 17, 1759, of New London, Dec. 3, 1775, and had 
children, Anna, b. and d. 1776 ; Gurdon, b. Dec. 30, 1777 ; Dan- 
iel, Esq., b. Oct. 27, mO; Charles, b. Mar. 21, 1782 ; Winthrop, 
Esq., b. Dec. 9, 1784; Ann, b. Oct. 12, 1786, d. 1788; Dudley, b. 
June 25, 1789. This family, by their mother, descended from three 
Governors, viz.. Gov's Saltonstall, Du lley and Winthrop. Daniel 
Buck, the father, d. June 6, 1808, and Sarah his widow, d. Nov. 

19, 1828. 

BUCK, GURDON, son of Daniel and Sarah, of Wethersfield, m. 


Susannah Manwaring, and had issue, David, m. Matilda Hall ; Gur- 
don, m. Henrietta Wolff, of Geneva in Switzerland ; Charles D., 
m. S. Smith ; Daniel W., d.; Sarah, m. J. D. Steel ; Edward, m. Hub- 
bard, of Boston ; Henry, d., and Elizabeth Rebecca S., m. John 
Auchincloss, of New York. 

Buck, Daniel, Esq., of Hartford, son of Daniel and Sarah Buck, 
has been an extensive and highly honorable and prosperous mer- 
chant at Hartford. He m. first, Julia Mitchell, daughter of Hon. 
Stephen Mix Mitchell, of Wethersfield, Oct. 14, 1805. She d. with- 
out issue, Oct. 7, 1807, and he m. for his second wife, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ezekiel P. Belden, Esq., of Wethersfield, Jan. 30,1812, 
and had issue, Daniel, b. Feb. 26, 1814; Ezekiel, b. Jan. 31, 1816, 
d. March 21, 1844; Charles, b. Dec. 26, 1817, d. Aug. 28, 1845; 
Julia, b. July 16, 1820 ; John, b. Dec. 16, 1822, d. March 21, 1847 ; 
Susan, b. March 3, 1825. 

BUCK, DANIEL, son of Daniel, Esq., m. Mary E. Imlay, daugh- 
ter of Wm. H. Imlay, June 4, 1839, and has children, Daniel W., 
Wm. Imlay, Frederick C, Charles Ezekiel, Mary E. 

BUCK, CHARLES, son of Daniel, Sen., (a brother of Gurdon,) 
b. 1782, ni. Catharine Bradford, N. Y.; has been a broker in New 
fork ; no issue. 

BUCK, WINTHROP, of Wethersfield, son of Daniel and Sarah, 
dec'd. He m. 1st, Eunice Parsons, of Amherst. She soon d., no 
issue ; 2d, m. Eunice Mosely. She was b. Oct, 8, 1793, and m. 
Dec. 28, 1814. Children, Martha Ann, b. Nov. 26, 1815; Win- 
throp, Jun., b. Dec. 16, 1816; Eunice, b. Dec. 31, 1819; Maria, 
b. Jan. 30, 1821 ; Robert, b. March 8, 1823 ; Roswell R., b. Oct. 
21, 1826 ; Catherine, b. Feb. 1, 1833; Henry, b. Dec. 6, 1834. 

BUCK, DUDLEY, b. 1789 ; son of Daniel and Sarah, of Weth- 
ersfield ; m. first, Hetty G., daughter of John Hempsted, Esq., d'cd, 
of Hartford, Sept. 25, 1827, and had issue, George, b. Sept. 16, 
1830 ; Mary, b. Sept. 8, 1832, d. Aug. 3, 1833; Dudley, Jun., b. 
June 5, 1834, d. Nov. 20, 1836. His wife, Hetty G., d. June 12, 
1834. Mr. Buck m. for his second wife, Martha C. .\dams, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel Adams, of Portsmoutii, N. II., Sept. 12, 1837, and 
had issue, Dudley, Jun., b. March 10, 1839; James, b. Nov. 17, 
1840, d. July 20, 1842. One son by each marriage only living. 
Mr. Buck has been, and now is, a wealthy merchant in Hartford. 

BUCK, HENRY, another settler at Wethersfield, m. Elizabeth 
Kirby, daughter of John, Oct. 31, 1660 or '63, and had issue, b. at 
Wethersfield, viz., Samuel, b. Feb. 2, 1664 ; Martha, b. Oct. 15, 


1667 ; Elizabeth, b. June 6, 1G70 ; Mary, b. March 12, 1673; Sa- 
rah, b. July 25, 1678 ; Ruth, b. Dec. 4, 1681 ; Mahitabell, b. Jan. 
4, 1684. Mr. H. Buck d. July 7, 1712, aged about 86 years, and 
was born before Wethersfield was settled by white men. 

BUCK, SAMUEL, son of Henry and Elizabeth, m. Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Deacon Samuel Butler, Jan. 23, 1690. Issue, Isaac, b. Ap'I 
12, 1653; Dorothy, b. July 29, 1695; Pelatiah, b. Sept. 2, 1698; 
Sarah, b. March 25, 1701 ; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1703 ;* Samuel, 
Jun., b. July 12, 1705; Martha, b. Oct. 21, 1707. Serg't Samuel, 
the father, d. April 23, 1709, aged 44. 

BUCK, PELATIAH, son of Samuel, b. 1698, m. Lidia, daughter 
of John Stoddart, of Wethersfield, March 25, 1724. Issue, Lidia, b. 
April 22, 1725 ; Pelatiah, Jun., b. July 25, 1726. His wife d. July 
29, 1726, and he m. Jemima Andrus, Jan. 18, 1745. 

BUCK, SAMUEL, Jun., b. 1705, m. Sarah House, of Glastenbury, 
daughter of John, Dec. 28, 1727. Issue, Sarah, b. June 3, 1729; 
John, b. July 11, 1731; George, b. Oct. 11, 1733; Titus, b. Jan. 
27, 1736; Samuel, b. June 10, 1738; Daniel, b. April 23, 1742; 
Betty, b. Nov. 30, 1744; Isaac, b. Feb. 20, 1750. His wife Sarah 
d. Oct. 10, 1751, and Mr. Buck married for his second wife, Eliza- 
beth Cloud, and had issue, William, b. Nov. 21, 1752, and d. 1753. 
Serg't Samuel, the father, d. Oct. H, 1758. 

BUCK, PELATIAH, Jun., m. Hannah Hills, Nov. 9, 1754, and 
had a daughter Lydia, b. Sept. 15, 1755. 

BUCK, JOHN, son of Samuel, Jun., m. Sarah Hurlbut, Feb. 10, 
1757. TITUS, son of Samuel, Jun., b. 1736, m. Caroline Se'vard, 
Oct. 1, 1760, and had Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1761. Titus, the father, d. 
Aug. 13, 1776, and his widow Caroline d. Oct. 5, 1778. 

BUCK, THOMAS, a settler at Wethersfield, m. Deborah Hewes, 
(supposed of Guilford,) Oct. 10, 1665, and had a son Thomas, who 
m. Sarah Judd, May 12, 1709, and had issue, Sarah, b. Jan. 19, 
1740 ; Thomas, b. Sept. 0, 1712 ; Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1715; Ebene- 
zer, b. Nov. 11, 1717; John, b. March 24, 1722, d. 1722. 

^ I find no family of the first Enoch Buck, and few facts concerning 

BUCK, JOHN, was an early settler at Staflx)rd, about 1720. WM. 
BUCK, who came from England to Mass. in 1635, aged 50, was by 
trade a " plowrite." The Bucks of Wethersfield, in early times, 
were respectable farmers. The name was early at Farmington, 
Woodbury and Litchfield, from Wethersfield, and at Cambridge,''Ms.' 
Samuel, of Woburn, lost a son James, by death, in 1723. Farmer 


names Isaac, of Scituate, second town clerk there ; James, of Hing- 
ham, 1638 ; Roger, of Cambridge, 1643, and three sons, &c. 

The name of Buck was early at Killingly from Mass., and at Ash- 
ford from Killingly ; in both of which places the name is yet found ; 
not of the Bucks of Wethersfield. 

Book, (Buck,) Emanuell, in the list of freemen at Wethersfield, 
(in 1669,) was a Constable with Thomas Wright, who signed the 


Buck, has thirteen coats of arms ; Bucke, three. 
BUECHAMP, ISAAC, late of Boston, (Nov., 1750,) was of Mid- 
dletown. Conn. His daughter Eliz'th, about 17 years old, chose her 
father Isaac for guardian, and the Court at Hartford appointed him 
guardian for his daughter, Mary Buchamp, Jan. 20, 1750. (See 
BEAUCHAMP, same name.) 

BUEL, BEWELL, BUELL, WILLIAM, (Welchman,) was an 
early and respectable settler at Windsor. He was probably a joiner 
by trade, as is seen by the following extract of record : 

"March 29, 1G52. 
" Accounts made with William Buell, for work don in the meeting howse, &c., 
the Elders Pew— Deakons Pew— Magistrats Pew and their Wives Pew, for- 
merly paid, and for the fower rowes of seats in the howse when the dores are 
up. We find that his worke comes to £28, 19s. OOt^. And for the new worke 
about altering the Magistrats wifes Pew and others in that rang comes to £A, 
3s. Sd. — the hoUe sume is £33, 2s. 8«£." 

William, Sen'r, of Windsor, d. Nov. 16, 1681. His will, dated 
July 26, 1681. Inventory offered by his wife Mary, dated July 26, 
1681, £147, 25. Id. Mary, his relict, made oath March 6, Anno, 
1681-2, that she had made a true presentment of his estate. Widow 
Mary Buell d. at Windsor, Sept. 1, 1684. In his will he gave his 
daughter Mary £5 more than he gave any of his daughters. Mr. 
Buell's mother probably came with him to Windsor, as the Windsor 
record says, " Goode Buell d. at Windsor, Dec. 3, 1639." WM. 
and MARY BUELL'S children, were Samuel, b. Sept. 2, 1641, m. 
Deborah Griswold, Nov. 13, 1662 ; Mary, b. Sept. 3, 1642; Peter, 
b. Aug. 19, 1644; Hannah, b. Jan. or March 8, 1646 ; Hepzibah, 
b. Dec. 11, 1649; Sarah, b. March 21, 1650; Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 


As Goode Buell d. in 1639, and Wm., Sen'r, m. Mary, Nov. 18,' 
1640, Goode Buel might have been the first wife of Wm., Sen'r. 

BUELL, SAMUEL, son of Wm., m. Deborah Griswold, of Wi., 
Nov. 13, 1662, and removed to Killingworth in the early settlement 


of the town. His children were Samuel, b. July 20, 1663, at Wi.; 
Deborah, b. Oct. 18, 1665, m. Nath'l Porter, of Windsor ; Hannah, 
b. Sept. 6, 1667, d. in infancy ; Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1669, m. Hez'h 
Porter, of Wi.; John, b. Feb. 17, 1671, m. Mary Loomis, of Wind- 
sor, and moved to Lebanon, from whence he removed to Litchfield, 
and became a first settler there ; Hannah, b. May 4, 1674, m. Joseph 
Porter, of Wi.; Wm., b. Oct. 18, 1676 ; David, b. Feb. 1.5, 1678 ; 
Josiah, b. March 16, 1680 ; Mehitabel, b. Aug. 22, 1682, d. young; 
Peter, b. Dec. 3, 16S4, and Benj'n, b. 1686, at Killingworth. 
Samuel Buel, Justice of Peace at Killingworth, 1716. 

BUELL, JOHN, son of Samuel Buell, of Wi. and Killingworth, 
removed from Killingwortl^ to Lebanon and Litchfield, m. Mary 
Loomis, Nov., 1695, and had children, Mary, b. Dec. 11, 1696, m. 
at Lebanon; John, b. Feb. 1, 1698 ; Isaac, b. March 27, 1701; Ab- 
agail, b. March 26, 1702 ; Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1703 ; Lois, b. March 
12, 1706; Deborah, h. Jan. 24, 1708; Peter, b. May 22, 1710; 
Ebenezer, b. March 16, 1713; Solomon, b. Aug. 30, 1715; Jona- 
than, b. Dec. 13, 1717 ; Eliz'th, b. April 27, 1720 ; Rachel, b. May 
22, 1723. These children were probably most of them born at 

t PETER BUELL, m. Avis Collins, sister of Rev. Samuel Col- 
lins, the first minister of Litchfield, and removed to Litchfield with 
Mr. Collins, Peter's father, about 1720. They had children, Arch- 
elau^ b. April 14, 1737 ; Peter, b. Oct. 12, 1739 ; m. Abigail Sey- 
mour, daughter of Zachery, Dec. 24, 1766; Lucretia, b. April 7, 
1742; Avis, b. Jan. 26, 1744. 

PETER BUELL, m. Abigail, of Litchfield, and had children, 
viz.. Dr. Wm., b. Nov. 24, 1767 ; he was a Physician of eminence, 
and located many years at Sheffield, Mass., and in his advanced life 
removed to Litchfield, where he lately died. He m. Abigail Bacon, 
at Sheffield, May 6, 1796 ; his wife was born Feb. 8, 1775. 

Abigail, b. May, 1770. 

Rachel, b. May 17, 1773; Jonathan, b. May 8, 1776. 

Charles, b. Oct. 1, 1778, and Dr. Samuel, b. Sept. 27, 17S2. The last is 
now a physician at Litchfield. 

* Epitaph at Litchfield. 
"Here lies the body of Mrs, Mary, wife of Dr. John Buel, Esq. She died Nov. 4, 1708. Etat, 
90, having had 13 Children, 101 Grand Children, a74 Great Grand Children and 22 gt gt grand 
children — total, 410. 336 survived." 

t Peter Buell and Benjamin Bartlett were two of the petitioners of Simsbury, May 7, 1682, to 
obtain liberty of the Gen. Assembly to settle Mr. Samuel Siowe as a Pastor and Watchman over 
their soules, and also to set themselves in Gospel order, &c. 


BUELL, Dr. WM., son of Peter, m. Abigail Bacon, of Sheffield, 
May 6, 1796. Children, 

Maria, b. Jan. 31, 1796; m. Webster. 

Sarah, b. Dec. 23, 1798. 
William D., b. Oct. 22, 1801, d. 1802. 
Harriet, b. Dec. 18, 1803 ; unmarried. 
Wm. Peter, b. Oct. 24, 1807. 
Frederick, b. Jan. 4, 1813. 

PETER BUEL, the second son of Wm. Buel, Sen., of Windsor, 
m. and settled in Simsbury. His sons Ephraim and Samuel, gave 
a bond for Peter, their father, Oct. 1, 1718. Samuel, his fourth son, 
was b. May 10, 1686 — and other children. His son Ephraim m. 
widow Marcy Barber, both of Simsbury, Oct. 16, 1713. Peter, the 
father, d. Jan. 8, 1728-9, aged 84 years. His widow d. Aug. 19, 

BUELL, WM., Sen., was in the first land division in Windsor. 
In his will he gave all his tools to his two sons, Samuel and Peter, 
and gave his daughter, Mary Mills, £5 more than any of his other 
daughters. He made his mark to his will. His son Samuel re- 
moved from Windsor to Killingworth, where his son John remained 
until he arrived to manhood ; he then removed to Lebanon, where 
some of his children were born, and thence removed to Litchfield 
with his family, about 1720 or 21, and became a pioneer and propri- 
etor of the new settlement at Bantam, as his father had been at Kil- 
lingworth, and his grandfather at Windsor. Wm., Sen., gave his 
son Peter the land given him by Windsor and half his tools, and the 
other half to Samuel. His daughter Sarah d. before her mother. 
The mother in her will notices her daughter Hannah Palmer, daugh- 
ter Hepzibah Welles, and her granddaughters Mary and Sarah Pal- 
mer. Hepziba m. Thomas Wells of Hadley, Mass., in 1672. 

Capt. Jonathan Buell, son of Deacon John, of Litchfield, settled 
in Goshen, where he kept a tavern in 1745. This Deacon John d. 
April 9, 1746, aged 75. 

Deacon John Buell, of Lebanon, purchased two rights of land at 
Litchfield, and removed there in 1721. He was one of the petition, 
ers to settle a town west of Farmington, called Bantam ; and the 
Gen. Assembly gave liberty to 57 to settle Bantam. Patent granted 
May 19, 1724. 

Peter Buell, in May, 1688, drew lot No. 2, in the land division in 
the North-east corner of Simsbury, (probably at Turkey Hills.) 
Tho's Barber had No. 4 ; Mr. Edward Thompson, lot No. 19; John 


Higley, No. 16 ; Andrew Hillyer, No. 5 ; Joshua Holcomb, No. 
13; Daniel Adams, No. 22; Joseph Owen, No. 18; Wm. Smith, 
No. 15; Luke Hill, No. 11 ; Nicholas Gozard, No. 8— (this name 
is now Godard in Granby) — Lieut. Terry, No. 7; Eph'm Howard, 
No. 14 ; Mr. Nath'l Holcomb, No. 12 ; Humphry Prior, No. 1 ; 
John Drake, No. 21 ; Serg't VVilcoxson, No. 17 ; John Saxton, No. 
23 ; John Williams, No. 3 ; John Case, Jun., No. 20 ; John Petti- 
bone, Sen., No. 9; John Case, Sen., No. 10 ; Arthur Henbury, lot 
No. 6, ranging from North to South. Peter Buell was a member of 
the Gen. Assembly in 16S7, 1696, and perhaps other sessions. 20* 
allowed him for Deputy in 1687. 

BUELL, Rev. SAMUEL, was b. at Coventry, Conn., Sept. 1, 
1716 ; graduated at Yale College, 1741 ; was ordained an itinerant 
preacher, 1743, and installed Pastor of the church at E. Hampton, 
L. I., Sept. 19, 1746. He m. first, Jerusha, daughter of Rev. Joseph 
Meacham, of Coventry, Ct. ; second, Mary Mulford, daughter of 
Elisha, of E. Hampton, L. I.; and third, Mary Miller, daughter of 
Jeremiah. His daughter Jerusha m. David Gardner, and became 
the mother of John Lyon Gardner, of Gardner's Island. Mr. Buell 
lost by death, two wives and eight children, before he died. One 
daughter m. Rev. Aaron Woolworth, of Bridghampton, L. L (See 
Tomp. Hist. L. 1.) 

Seven by the name of Buel and one Buell, graduated at Yale Col. 
before 1845; and four at Brown University before 1840. 

BUCKINGHAM, Rev. THOMAS, was the first of the name in 
the Colony of Conn. He was a son of Thomas Buckingham, (a 
Welchman,) who came first to New Haven, and removed to Milford 
in 1639, and d. in Boston while there on business, in the year 1657. 
His son. Rev. Thomas above, was born in Milford, Nov., 1646. 
Where he was educated is not found. He was at Wethersfield and 
Hartford, as early as 1664, and continued some time at Hartford, 
where he married Esther Hosmer, a daughter of Thomas, Sept. 20, 
1666. He afterward received a call at Say brook, where he was 
ordained in 1670, and continued to preach until his death, Ap'l 
1, 1709, aged nearly sixty-three years. He was a fellow of Yale 
College from 1700 until iiis death, and a strong supporter of the Col- 
lege while at Saybrook, and after it was removed to New Haven. 
He held a high rank with the clergy of his time, and the strict Puri- 
tans of the Colony, and was one of their leaders in all their principles 
and forms. He was one of the Moderators of that noted Synod which 
formed the celebrated Saybrook Platform in 1708. He succeeded, 


at Saybrook, Rev. Thomas Fitch, who removed to Norwich in 1660. 
He had children recorded at Saybrook, viz., Hester, b. Jan. 10, 
1668 ; Thos. , b. Sept. 29, 1670 ; Danid^, b. Oct. 2, 1672 ; Stephen, 
b. Sept. 4, 1675, minister at Norwalk ; Samuel, b. May 26, 1678, 
d. June 20, 1678 ; 2d Samuel, b. July 24, 1679, d. Jan. 5, 1684 ; 
Hezekiah, b. June 21, 1682 ; Temperance, b. Jan. 6, 1684; Anne, 
b. Aug. 2, 1687. Tho's, Jun., m. Margaret Griswold, Dec. 16, 
1691,, and had a son Thomas, b. Jan. 24, 1692-3. 

BUCKINGHAM, THOMAS, of Saybrook, son of Rev. Thomas, 
m. Margarett Griswold, Dec. 16, 1691. He d. Sept. 12, 1739. 
Issue, Tho's, b. Jan. 24, 1693; Samuel, b. Sept. 26, 1694; Jede- 
diah, b. Oct. 2, 1696 ; Margarett, b. Aug. 14, 1699 ; Mary, b. Feb. 
12, 1702, d. June 5, 1703; Joseph, b. June 20, 1707; 2d Mary, b. 
June 5, 1705; Sarah, b. Jan. 30, 1710. Their grandson, the son 
of Jedediah above, by Mary his wife, was b. in Newark, N. Jersey, 
Oct. 14, 1719. 

BUCKINGHAM, DANIEL, son of Rev. Tho's, of Saybrook, m. 
Sarah Lee, May 24, 1693. Issue, Sarah, b. Sept. 21, 1695; Dan- 
iel, b. April 9, 1698; Hester, b. April 16, 1701 ; Stephen, b. Aug. 
4, 1703, was a farmer at Norwalk. (Ame, or Anne, daughter of 
Daniel, b. Oct. 11, 1725.) 

BUCKINGHAM, HEZEKIAH, son of Rev. Thomas, m. Sarah 
Lay, Dec. 12, 1703. Issue, Gideon, b. 1708 ; Sarah, b. Jan. 4, 
1712; Nathan,, b. May 7, 1714; Phebc, b. Nov. 8, 1718; Jede- 
diah, b. April 30, 1725. 

BUCKINGHAM, DANIEL, of Saybrook, son of Daniel, married 
Lydia Lord, March 4, 1726. Issue, Anne, b. Sept. 11, 1728 ; Dan- 
iel, b. June 21, 1730, d. 1731 ; 2d Daniel, b. Dec. 28, 1731 ; Ad- 
onijah, b. Oct. 11, 1733; John, b. Sept. 2, 1735; Lydia, b. April 
27, 1738 ; Samuel, b. May 4, 1740; Giles, b. Feb. 3, 1742 ; An- 
drew, b. March 31, 1744; Pegge, b. June 10, 1746, d. July, 174G. 

BUCKINGHAM, THOMAS, of Saybrook, son of Tho's, Jun., 
m. Mary Parker, April 5, 1722. He died in 1760. Issue, Jede- 
diah, b. Jan. 20, 1727 ; Stephen, b. Sept. 20, 1729 ; Mary, b. July 
27, 1732. 

BUCKINGHAM, GIDEON, son of Hezekiah, of Saybrook, m. 
Jemima Pel. . . , Jan., 1733. Issue, Jemima, b. Jan. 10, 1735 ; 
Gideon, b. April 19, 1737; Samuel, b. July 28, 1740; Sarah, b. 
March 16, 1742 ; Jared, b. March 9, 1744 ; Reuben, b. Aug. 29, 
1745 ; Keturah, b. April 7, 1747. 

Buckingham, Joseph, son of Thomas, Jun., of Saybrook, m. 


Sarah Fuller, Sept- 24, 1741. (His wife Sarah, d. Oct. 19, 1764.) 
Issue, Sarah, b. March 15, 1741-2 ; Esther, b. March 8, 1745 ; Mar- 
garet, b. May 25, 1747 ; Louisa, b. April, 1749 ; Abigail, b. April 
29, 1751 ; Ann, b. Aug. 4, 1753. (No sons.) 

BUCKINGHAM, THO'S and DANIEL, of Saybrook, as exec's 
of their father's (Rev. Thomas) will, deeded land in Saybrook to 
Joseph Dewey, of Colchester, Sept. 16, 1709. Buckinham, Steven, 
b. Aug. 4, 1703, who was a farmer at Norwalk, was a son of Daniel 
and grandson of Rev. Thomas, of Saybrook. There was also a Rev. 
Stephen Buckingham, who graduated at Harvard College, 1693, and 
settled at Norwalk, Nov. 17, 1697, and resigned his charge of that 
church, Feb. 24, 1727. (Dr. Trumbull.) He was a member of 
the corporation of Yale College, from 1716 to 1732 ; no children 
found on record. He was probably from Milford to Norwalk. 

Coals of Arms. — Bucham, 1 ; Buckham, 1 ; Buckingham, 5 ; 
Buckinham-Priory, (Co. Norfolk,) 1 ; Bukenham or Bokenham, 
(Norfolk,) 1 ; Bockingham, 3. 

BUCKINGHAM, Rev. THOMAS, son of Elder Daniel, of Mil- 
ford, who was a brother of Rev. Thomas, of Saybrook, (Rev. Tho's,) 
was born in Milford, March 1, 1671; he was educated at Harvard 
College, where he graduated in 1690, and became the second of the 
name who came into the Conn. Colony. He became the second pas- 
tor of the second church in Hartford, where he was ordained. Rev. 
Joseph Whiting was ordained over the second church in Hartford, in 
1660, and d. in 1699, and Rev. Thomas, from Milford, succeeded 
him at Hartford, and died in the fortieth year of his ministry, Nov. 
19, 1731, aged 60. After the decease of Rev. Thomas, (his uncle,) 
of Saybrook, he was made a member of the Corporation of Yale Col., 
from 1709 until his death in 1731. Rev. Thomas, of Hartford, m. 
Ann Foster, the only child of Rev. Isaac Foster, of Hartford, Nov. 
29, 1699, by whom he had three children, viz., 

1. Isaac, b. Sept. 25, 1700, d. young. 

2. * Joseph, b. Aug. 7, 1703. 

3. Ann, b. April 12, 1706, d. young. 

* After the decease of Eev. Thomas, of Hartford, his widow Ann (Foster) m. Mr. 
Burnliam for her second husband, whom she survived, and lived several years a 

Joseph Buckingham, Esq., son of Rev. Thomas and Ann, was a gentleman of a re- 
fined education, and held several important offices, at Hartford. He left no children, 
and probably was never married. He died in 1761, and his property was appraised 
June 23, 1761. He had two lots of land of 100 acres each, and an undivided right of 
land in Winchester, appraised at £225. The inventory, exclusive of the above, 



This has uniformly been a respectable family and name in Hart- 
ford, where to perpetuate the name in the city, after the decease of 

amounted to ^1,013, 10s. 4tZ., dated June 24, 1761. His verbal will as to his personal 
estate, was proved in Court before Daniel Edwards, Judge, Jlay 8, 1761. Adminis- 
tration on the real estate was granted to Rev. Mr. Daniel Buckingham, of Fairfield, 
May 19, 1761. Eev. Daniel B. then took an appeal from the decision of said Court, 
on the 8th of May, approving of the nuncupative will of said Joseph, to the Superior 
Court at Hartford, to be held on the 1st Tuesday of Sept., then next, on the ground 
of being an heir to said estate. At a Court of Probate holden at Hartford, June 24, 
1761, Daniel Edwards, Judge, the Courtordered and appointed Messrs. Ozias Goodwin, 
Daniel Skimier, and Richard Edwards, of Hartford, or any two of them, to distribute 
the real estate of said Joseph, deceased, to Rev. Mr. Daniel Buckingham, of Faiiiield; 
John and Josiah Buckingliam ; Jane Treat, wife of Robert Treat, Esq. ; Clemence, wife 
of Joseph Treat ; Alice, wife of Edmond Treat, of Milford, heirs to said estate, equally. 

The widow Ann Buniham, (mother of said Joseph, deceased,) on the 25th day of 
June, 1761, appealed from the judgment of the Court in appointing Rev. Daniel ad- 
ministrator on the real estate; also appealed from the judgment rendered on the 24th 
of June, which was allowed. To the Superior Court to be held Sept., 1761 — adminis- 
tration granted to Ann Burnham, mother of Joseph Buckingham, Esq., deceased, June 
9, 1764. 

Inventory of personal estate dated Jiily, 1764, is £541, 12s. 9d. The Court gi-anted 
administration to Joseph Church, Esq., on the estate of Joseph Buckingham, deceased, 
1768, probablj' in consequence of the death of Mrs. Burnham. 

Anne Burnham died in her old age; her will dated Aug. 23, 1764. She gave to the 
North or First Church in Hartford, her large silver tankard, for the use and benefit of 
said church forever. — (Where is it? — sold or not.) She gave her kinsman, Joseph 
Church, of Hartford, a large share of her personal estate ; manumitted all her servants 
after her decease, Cato, Paul, Prime, Ziporah and Numiy. She gave Cato a lot in the 
commons, of nine or ten acres, for his life, and the remainder to Prime in fee. She 
gave to Paul, her lot east of the Great River, (at five mile,) of eight or nine acres, and 
to Ziporah and Nunny, she gave £10 each. All her other estate she gave, 1st, to her 
kinswomen, Anne Gooss and Elizabeth Sleet, who lived near Boston, two shares there- 
of; to her kinswoman Elizabeth Lemon, one share ; to the children of her kinswoman, 
Sarah Jackson, deceased, she gave one share — lived in or near Boston; to her kins- 
woman, Abigail Church, of Hartibrd, one share ; to her kinsman, Joseph Church, one 
share; to Mary Caldwell, one share forever. Joseph Church, Esq., Executor. Her 
will proved July 25, 1765. 

Anne Burnham, (the former wife of Rev. Thomas Buckingham, of Hartford,) as the 
widow of her second husband — to carry out the intentions of her only son, Joseph 
Buckingham, Esq., of said Hartford, then deceased — on the 7th day of July, 1762, gave 
by deed to the South Congregational Church or Society in Hartford, the house and 
homestead where she then dwelt in Hartford, containing about fom- acres and a half, 
more or less ; bounded east !uid north on the highway, west on land of Aaron Bull, and 
south on Daniel Sheldon's land. The said Joseph Bucknigham, while makuig his last 
will to the above purpose, and before he had fully finished the same, was suddenly 
removed by death, and said estate fell to his mother Burnham as next of kin to said 
Joseph; she desiring that her son's intentions and purposes should be carried out, and 
for the consideration of her love and regard, which she had for said church and society, 
deeded said property to the South Church or Society, and to their successors forever, 
as a good, sure and absolute estate in fee simple, without condition; signed and ac- 
knowledged by her, July 7, A. D. 1762. (See Hariford Town litcord, Book 11, p. 
233;) recorded Sept. 17, 1764. 



every branch of the family of Rev. Thomas Buckingham, Hart- 
ford, has named one of its public streets, Buckingham Street. 

Five of this name have graduated at Harvard, nine at Yale Coll., 
and one at Brown University. 

Gideon Buckingham and Lewis Mallett, Jun., of Milford, were 
members to approve and ratify the Constitution of the U. S. in 1783 ; 
both voted for it. 

Bucham has one coat of arms ; Buckingham has five ; Bukenham, 
1; Bukinham, one. Priory, (Co. Norfolk;) Bukenham or Boken- 
ham, (Norfolk,) one; Bockingham, 3. 

BUCKLAND, THOMAS, made free in Mass. in 1635; "way 
warden," 1655 ; was an early and highly respectable settler at 
Windsor; Juror in 1644; Collector in 1649. He died there May 
28, 1662. He was at Windsor as early as 1638 ; wife Temperance 
was his widow. Children, Timothy, b. March 10, 1638; Eliz'th, 
b. Feb. 21, 1640 ; Temperance, b. Nov. 27, 1642 ; Mary, b. Oct. 2, 
1644, d. 1657 ; Nicholas, b. Sept. 21, 1646, m. Abigail Vore ; Sara, 
b. March 24, 1648; Tho's, Jun., b. Feb. 9 or 2, 1650, d. early;. 
Hanna, b. Sept. 18, 1654, di.; John, b. Jan. 26, 1660. Inventory 
of his estate, June 21, 1676, presented in court Sept. 11, 1676. Dis- 
tribution made Dec. 6, 1676. His widow, enciente at his decease. 
Timothy was married before the decease of his father, as was Eliz'h. 
(Widow Temperance, " old widow Buckland," d. July 26, 1681. 
Inventory, Aug. 19, 1681 — £99, 13s. 4d.) 

BUCKLAND, TIMOTHY, son of Thomas, of Windsor, m. Abi- 
gail More, March 27, 1662. Children, Timothy, Jun., b. April 20, 
1664, d. in '64 ; Thomas, b. June 23, 1665 ; Abigail, b. Nov. 11, 
1667; Mary, b. Nov. 7, 1670; Sara, b. April 10, 1673; Hannah, 
b. June 28, 1676 ; Eliz'th, b. Feb. 26, 1678, and Esther, b. Feb. 
12, 16S2, six years old at her father's death. He d. May 31, 1689 ; 
Inventory, £167, 8*. Sd. Timothy, Jun., wife Abigail, and distri- 
bution to hi.s children, May 10, 1725, to Thomas, Hannah Gillet, 
Abigail Hosford, Mary and Elizabeth Buckland, and widow Abigail 

BUCKLAND, THOMAS, son of Thomas, Sen., d. June 21, 1676 ; 
and his wife encienle at his death. 

BUCKLAND, NICHOLAS, son of Thomas, Sen., m. Martha 
Wakefield, Oct. 21, 1«68. Children, John, b. March 13, 1672, d.; 
Hannah, b. Sept. 1, 1674; second John, b. Dec. 7, and d. Dec. 20, 
1675 ; Martha, b. March, 1678 ; third John, b. July, 1681 ; Nich- 
olas, b, Jan. 8, 1687; Eliz'th, b. July 19, 1692. Nicholas, the 


father, d. Aug, 24, 1728, aged 82 years. Nicholas Buckland tend- 
ered himself to obtain baptism for his children, March IG, 1670.' 
Nicholas Buckland m. Elizabeth Drake, March 3, 1685-6. His 
widow Martha — daughter Martha m. Samuel Strong ; Elizabeth m. 
Robert Hoskins ; Hannah m. Samuel Mather. 

BUCKLAND, THOMAS, son of Timothy, d. Jan. 30, 1742, aged 
77; his widow Abigail d. April 1, 1746, aged 82. 

BUCKLAND, TEMPERANCE, of Windsor, daughter of Tho's, 
Sen. ; her will proved 1681, and brother Nicholas, admin'r. Chil- 
dren, Nicholas and Hannah Willys, wife of Joshua Willys. Estate 
about £100. 

BUCKLAND, WILLIAM, d. May 13, 1691, at Windsor; left a 
widow and died insolvent — no children found. He probably had a 
son William, and perhaps others. A Wm. Buckland was of Hing- 
ham, Mass., 1635. Wm. Beuland, 19, embarked in the America 
for Virginia, Wm. Barker, master, June 23, 1635. 

BUCKLAND, WILLIAM, was the first of the name at E. Hart- 
ford, from Windsor; wife, Eliz'th Hills. His children were, 

William and Charles. 

William, son of William, m. a daughter of John Hills, and had issue. 
Mehitable Cole. 

Prudence m. Timothy Easton, and died aged 9S, 1797. 

Anna. The father, Wm., removed to East Hartford as early as 16S7. He 
died Dec. 12, 1725, aged 75. 

BUCKLAND, CHARLES, son of Wm., Sen., of E. Hartford; 
wife, Ester. Had an only son Charles, b. 1721. His inventory, 

BUCKLAND, MEHITABEL, daughter of Wm., 2d, and Eliz'h, 
m. Jonathan Cole. 

PRUDENCE, her sister, m. Timothy Easton ; she died Oct. 15, 
1797, aged 98 years, the mother of Silas Easton. 

ANNA, another sister, m. James Ferbes or Forbes, Jun., and the 
widow Elizabeth, her mother, m. for her second husband, James 
Ferbes, Sen., the father of the husband of Anna. 

BUCKLAND, WM., of Hartford, held a Wge quantity of land at 
Five Miles, (east of Conn. River.) His estate distributed to his fam- 
ily in 1760. Left children, William, Peter, Sarah, Spencer, Elisha, 


Eliz'th Easton, Amy Drake, Stephen, David, John, Aaron and Geo. 
Wm. d. about 1758, aged 57. 

BUCKLAND, TIMOTHY and NICHOLAS, were in the list of 
freemen, at Windsor, in 1669. Wm. Bucland embarked for Vir- 
ginia in 1635, in the America, Wm. Barker, master. Buckland, 
Charles, of Hartford, m. Hannah Shepard, May 22, 1712. Mary 
Buckland d. 1657. Timothy, son of Timothy, d. in 1664. "Old 
widow Buckland d. July 26, 1681." Buckland, Samuel, of N. L., 
1674, m. the widow of Matth. Beckwith, Sen., deceased. Buckland, 
Stephen's wife Mary, d. July 8, 1825, aged 80. Buckland, Capt. 
Stephen, d. in N. Y. May, 1782, aged 39. 

Buckland has eleven coats of arm.s : Buckland, (Langly, Co. 
Bucks,) one; Bucklan, (Devonshire,) one; Buckland or Buckle, 
(Somersetshire, one ;) also Buckland, (Somersetshire,) one, and 
seven others.* 

Bucknall or Buckland, Samuel, of N. L. 1674. He m. widow 
of Matthew Beckwith, Sen.; second, m. widow of Philip Bill, Sen. 
(Caul. N. L.) 

Timothy and Nicholas Buckland, were in the list of freemen in 
Windsor, Oct., 1669. 

BUGBEE, JOSEPH, was one of the original Company of Propri- 
etors of New Roxbury, (Woodstock,) and drew a home-lot, No. 30, 
in the first division. He had a fifteen acre home-lot, with fifteen acre 
rights, which was located on the West Hill. He was one of the 
Roxbury Company to Woodstock. 

BUGBEE, JOHN, was also from Roxbury, and one of the same 
original company of proprietors, and drew lot No. 33, in the first di- 
vision of home-lots in Woodstock. He took a home-lot of fifteen 
acres, with fifteen acre rights, situated on West Hill. In 1687, Nov. 
3, the planters, at a full meeting, increased Joseph Bugbee's home- 
lot of fifteen acres, to twenty acres, with twenty acre rights. Jo- 
seph Bugbee was appointed one of a committee of seven important 
men of Woodstock, to lay out roads in the town, March 12, 1688. 
They laid out seventeen highways in the town, and reported them 
March 18, 1688, with assessment of damages to individuals. 

* The General Court of Connecticut, Oct. 12, 1671, made grants of Land to each of the 
following Pequott soldiers: Thomas Ilollybut, Sen., 120 acres; to Nicholas Clark; to 
the heirs of Wm. Hayden, instead of the father; to the heirs of Tho's Buckland ; heirs 
of Tho's Gridley; to Tho's Barnes; John Warner; John Hills; Tho's Standish; Na- 
than Gillett; Mr. James Rogers ; Peter Blachford's heirs; John Johnson, each fifty 
acres, provided they should take it where it would not injure any former grant to any 
plantation or particular person. (See Col. Eec. 1671.) 



Thomas and Joseph Bacon, brothers, from Roxbury, also had lot 
No. 1, in the first division of home-lots, in 1686, in partnership. 
Thomas remained there. 

Bugbee, Joseph, Sen., and John, were signers with other inhabit- 
ants of Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 7, 1683, to settle Woodstock, (now of 
Conn.) This name was early at Ashford. 

Two by this name graduated at Harvard Coll. in 1838 and 1847 ; 
and one at Yale College. 

BULAR, RICHARD, of Hartford, was a juror in June, 1643, at 
Hartford, and juror seven sessions after ; and fifteen sessions a mem- 
ber of the General Court before 1666. 

This name was early at Say brook. 

BULKELEY, ROBERTUS, of Bulkeley, in Chester County, 
England. Robertus Dus De Bulkeley, had issue, a son, WM. 
BULKELEY, who had issue, Robert Bulkeley. The last ROB- 
ERT had two sons, born in England, viz., WM., who continued in 
England; he m. a sister of Sir John Davenport. They had issue, 
W^m. Robert had the manor of Cylan. ROGER had the manor of 
Norbury, and called himself Norbury, after his house. RICHARD 
had the manor of Prcsland, and called himself Presland. THO'S, 
the fifth son of Wm., had the manor of Alsmaii, and all had issue. 
HELEN, a daughter of Robert, second son of Wm., m. Sir Edward 
Wert, Knight. THOMAS, third son of Roger, had Jenken D. Nor- 
bury, Treasurer of England. HELEN, daughter of Thomas, the 
fifth son of Wm., m. Sir Thomas Harden, Knight. She had a son 


" Whereas the General Coxn-t of the Mass. Col., upon the Petition of the Town of 
Eoxbury, for a tract of land, to make a village of, granted 7 miles square, or the con- 
tents of it, the 7th of Nov. Itj83. The Town of Koxbury made a proposition to their 
several inhabitants, that if there would appear thirty or thirtj--five famihes, to go m 
season to save the Court's grant, they should have one-half the grant upon a square 
where they shall choose, or the contents of it, and to assist them with £100, money: 
20 pounds annually, as doth appear by the Town of Koxbiuy Book of Kecords. Upon 
which proposition we, whose names are underwritten, and the encouragement there- 
unto, did take up and set to our names, Wm. Lyon, Sen., 'Benjamin Sabin, Henry 
Bowen, Jonathan Davis, John Frissel, Joseph Frissel, Thomas Bacon, Jun., John Marcy, 
Nathaniel Sanger, Ebenezer Morris, Nathaniel Gay or Gary, John Chandler, Sen., Na- 
thaniel Wilson, John Maye, Sen., Wm. Lyon, Jun., Benj'n Griggs, (dis. 1724.) Peter 
Aspinwall, George Griggs, Jonathan Peake, Jun., Jonathan Smeathers, James Corbin, 
Samuel Craft, John Leavins, John Butcher, Samuel Scarborough, John Hubbard, 
John Ituggles, Sen , Joseph Bugbee, Sen., John Bowen, Ai'thur Humphrey, Samuel 
Peacock, Thomas Lyon, Samuel May, Nathaniel Johnson, John Bugbe, Joseph Peake, 
James Barnet, Edward Morris, Sen., and John Chandler, Jun." 

Samuel Dexter was from Woodstock. He was born May 4, 1726, and died at Men- 
don, Mass., in his 85th year, June 10, 1810. 


John Harden, Knight, who had a daughter m. Sir John Stanley, of 
Elford. Helen, also, had a daughter, m. Sir Robert Lee, Knight. 
Wm's descendants were connected with many of .the most eminent 
families in England. 

BULKELEY, PETER, son of Robert, (and a brother of William, 
who m. the sister of Sir John Davenport, m. Brydd, of Flaughton, 
and had a son JOHN, who m. Claudine, daughter of John Cottley, 
and had issue, (died 1450.) HUGH BULKELEY, who m. Hellen, 
daughter of Thomas Wilbraham, of Woodlay, had one son and 
three daughters, viz., Humphrey Bulkeley, Margery, d.-Avithout 
issue, Margaret and EUinor. HUMPHREY, m. Cyle, daughter of 
John Mutton, and had issue, two sons and two daughters, viz., Hum- 
phrey, Jun., died without issue ; Hellen, rn. Edward Whyntonage ; 
Margery m. Smynton, and WILLL'^M, the only son that survived, 
m. Beatrice, daughter and heir of Wm., of Bulausaule, and had 
issue, THOMAS BULKELEY, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Ron- 
dell Grosvenour, of Bell Report, and had issue, Rowland and Ed- 
ward Bulkeley. ROWLAND m., and had issue, W^m., of Bun- 
lingsdale ; this Wm. had a son Richard, of Woodhill. 

BULKELY, EDWARD, son of Thomas, and brother of Rowland, 
was a Doctor of Divinity of Odel ; m. Alarc Llby, of the Irlby's of 
Lincolnshire, and had issue, three sons; Nathaniel, who was a mer- 
chant, and died without issue ; Rev. Peter, and David Bulkley died 
a fellow of college. 

This Rev. PETER BULKELEY, B. D., second son of Edward, 
was the first minister at Odel, in Bedfordshire, and the first of this 
important family in England, who came to New England in 1635, 
He was educated in England, where he was ordained, and came to 
Concord, Mass., where he preached as early as 1635-6. Pie left 
children by Jane, daughter of Tho's Allen, of Goldington, nine sons 
and two daughters. He also m. Grace, daughter of Sir Richard 
Chitwood, in England, and had by Grace Chitwood, his second wife, 
John, Gershom and Peter, and a daughter. Con. 

BULKELEY, THOMAS, settled at Fairfield. Thomas, of Con- 
cord, had a daughter Sarah, b. there in 1640. The Bulkleys of 
Fairfield, in Fairfield County, Conn., are descendants of Thomas 
Bulkley, above ; an important family. 

EDWARD, son of Rev. Peter, of Concord, succeeded his father 
in the ministry at Concord, Mass. He commenced his education in 
England, and finished at Harvard College, Mass., before they con- 
ferred degrees. He settled at Concord, Mass., in 1657, and died 


about 1696. Edward had a son, Peter C, at Concord, in 1640. 

BULKELEY, JOHN, son of Rev. Peter, by Grace, graduated at 
Harvard College in 1642, and returned to England, and settled in 
the ministry at Fordham, in Essex County, Eng., and was rejected 
as a non-conformist, in 1662 ; after which he practiced physic in 
London, where he died in 1689. 

BULKELEY, PETER, son of Rev. Peter, of Concord, was a 
magistrate in Mass. in 1677; went as agent to England for the Col- 
ony of Mass., in 1676. He was Speaker of the House of Delegates 
in 1676, and held other important posts in that Colony ; made free 
at Concord, 1670. He had issue, Dorothy, b. 1640 ; Peter, b. 1643. 

* Rev. GERSHOM, son of Rev. Peter Bulkeley, by Grace, his 
second wife, graduated at Harvard College, in Mass., in 1635. He 

* Dr. Gershom Bulkeley, after his dismission at Wethersfield, removed east of Con- 
necticut Eiver, into Glastenbury, for the purpose of practicing medicine, where he 
remained during his life ; at which place his will is dated in 1712, and the codicil dated 
there Nov. 24, 1713, a few days before his death; his will presented and proved in 
court at Hartford, Dec, 1713. He noticed in his will his son Charles' daughter Han- 
nah Goodrich, then married; alsohis daughters-in-law, Hannah Avery and Eachell 
Wolcott, and gave each of them " a golden ducat, or 10s. piece, if he left a couple. He 
gave his son Edward's wife Dorothy, a "gold guinea," if he left one. He gave to his 
brother Peter's children, (viz., Gershom, Peter, Grace, Margaret and Dorothy,) each 
10 shillings. His son Edward he gave the clock in his house, his seal ring, great gilt 
spoon, the least of the two silver porringers, law books, &c. His son. Rev. John, of 
Colchester, he gave most of his books, silver watch, manuscripts written by his grand- 
father, and father, &c. He notices his grandson, Richard Treat, son of Thomas, and 
his daughter, Dorothy Treat. Also notices his granddaughter, Catherine Treat, daugh- 
ter of his daughter Catherine Treat, by giving her his lesser silver tankard, silver 
salt-cellar, a small silver dram cup ; and gave his daughter Dorothy liberty to redeem 
any or all of them, at a fair valuation, and to have them at the age of eighteen, or on 
her marriage day. His negro maid Hannah he gave to Dorothy. AH his children 
noticed in his will, who were living at his death, were John, Edward and Dorothy. 
He appointed in his will, Thomas Treat, his son-in-law, sole executor of his will, but 
he died before Dr. Gershom, and in a short codicil to his wiU, made at Glastenbury, 
he appointed his daughter Dorothy Treat, widow of Thomas, sole executrix of his 

This Dr. Gershom Bulkeley, was the Bulkly spoken of by Dr. Trumbull, in his 
History of Connecticut, who united with Gov. Dudley, Lord Combury, Hallam, 
Palmes and others, in their opposition to the chartered rights of Conn., and charged 
this colony of mal-administration, of piracy, and by direct impeachment of the Colony 
by charges of high misdemeanors. Combury and Dudley were powerful men ; the 
first a relative of Queen Anne, and connected with many noble families in England, 
who could influence the throne. While Gov. Dudley was a shi-ewd and intriguing 
manager, and had managers at Court — not only so, but Connecticut had her influen- 
tial opposers in the Colony, viz., Nicholas Hallam, Major Palmes, and others who 
grossly misrepresented facts essentially injuring the interest and prosperity of the Col- 
ony. Dudley and Combury drew up articles of complamt against the Colony, and 


preached for a 'time at New London ; (though Dr. Trumbull says, 
" there seems to have been no church formed in New London, un- 
till the ordination of Mr. Bradstreet, and that neither Mr. Blynman 
or Mr. Bulkley were installed or ordained there.") 

Mr. Bulkley left New LondoPx in 1666, and was either ordained 
or installed at Wethersfield the same year, where he preached about 
eleven years, when he was dismissed at his own request, (for ill 
health.) He then relinquished the ministry for a more active life. 
He had prepared himself for the practice of surgery and medicine, 
(as most of the clergy did at that day.) He commenced the practice 
of physic in Glastenbury and Wethersfield, and soon acquired a high 
reputation in his new profession. He was appointed surgeon, and 
Rev. James Fitch, chaplain, in the standing army in 1676. He d., 
aged 77 years and 11 months, Dec. 2, 1713. His wife Sarah, died 
June 3, 1099. His monument speaks of him as possessed of" rare 
abilities, extraordinary industry, excellent in learning, master of 
many languages, exquisite in his skill in divinity, physic and law," 
&c. Kev. Gershom m. Sarah, daughter of Charles Chauncey, Pros- 
ident of Harvard College, Mass., and had issue, daughters, Cathe- 
rine Treat, d. before her father, and left a daughter Catherine ; Dor- 
othy Treat, wife of Thomas Treat ; Charles, first son, (died at New 
London, line extinct;) second, Peter, (lost at sea ;) Edward, third 
son, lived at Wethersfield,) and Rev. John, fourth son of Gershom. 
The"last graduated at Harvard College in 1699, and settled in the 
ministry at Colchester, Dec. 20, 1703. (Dr. Trumbull says) " Dec, 
1703; and died June, 1731." Peter Bulkley, a son of Rev. Ger- 
shom, of Wethersfield, was a mariner, and lost at sea about 1701, 
aged 37. He had married Rachel Talcott, March 21, 1700, but left 

Dr. Trumbull says, (Vol. 1, p. 411,) that " Dudley employed one BulkUy to write 
against the goveniment." Bulkley drew up a large folio volume, a copy of which has 
been procured in Elngland, and is now in manuscript, elegantly bound, in the Histor- 
ical room in Hartford. Its title page is as follows : " Will and Doom, or the Miseries 
of Connecticut by and under an Usurped and Arbitrary Power, being a Narrative of 
the first creation and exercise, but especially of the late Changes and Administration 
of Government in their Magesties Colony of Connecticut in New England in America. 
Wherein the manner of the late Revolution made therein May 1689, is discovered, and 
the Warrant ableness in soiu measure discussed, the most material Transactions from 
that time to this Instant Dec. 1692, are truly declared, and thereby the Innocency of 
their Ma''" Good subjects dissenting from those Notions is Cleared." 

By these misrepresentations of Bulkley, supported and confirmed by Cornbury, 
Dudley, Hallam, Palmes, Daniel Clark, Mason, &c., put the Colony in gi-eat distress, 
and to immense expense, in thwarting the plans of the opposers of the Colony. (See 
Dvit. Trumbull, Vol. 1, pp. 410-11, &c. ; also the letters of Sir Henry Ashurst, pub- 
lished in Hinman's Antiquities of Connecticut.) 


no issue. Hi? widow was bound lo secure to the heirs of Mr. Cha's 
Bulkeley, of N. London, then deceased, her share in Peter's estate. 

Rev. and Dr. Gershom died Dec. 2, 1713, being 78 years old, 
wanting one month. 

BULKELEY, EDWARD, son of Rev. Gershom, of Wethers- 

field, m. Dorothy , and had issue, Charles, b. March 25, 1703 ; 

Eliz'th, b. Jan. 24, 1705 ; Sarah, b. Feb. 8, 1707 ; Rebecca, b. Feb. 
22, 1709; Peter, b. March 19, 1711, d. in infancy; second Peter, 
b. March 11, 1712; Gershom, b. July 29, 1714; Dorothy, b. Sept. 
11, 1716. Mr. Bulkeley d. Aug. 27, 1748. 

GERSHOM, son of Edward Bulkley,of Wethersfield, m. Thank- 
ful Belden, Feb. 17, 1743. Issue, Thankful, b. May 20, 1744 ; 
Jehiel, b. Oct. 23, 1745; Gershom, Jun., b. Dec. 3, 1747 ; Mabel, 
b. May 2, 1750; Ruth, b. May 17, 1752; Wm., b. Sept. 2, 1754. 

PETER, son of Edward, of Wethersfield, m. Abigail Curtis, Ap'l 
2, 1741. Issue, Joseph, b. Jan. 28, 1742; Abigail, b. April 13, 
1743; Oliver, b. Dec. 5, 1744 ; Solomon, b. March 21, 1747 ; Dor- 
othy, b. July 17, 1749, d. an infant ; Justus, b. Dec. 24, 1752. His 
wife d. Nov. 27, 1762, and Peter, the father, d. April 4, 1776. 

DOROTHY TREAT, daughter of Rev. Gershom, of Wethers- 
field, was executrix of her father Buckley's will ; will dated May 
26, 1712. Catherine Treat, daughter of Rev. Gershom, died before 
her father, and left an only child, Catherine. 

Doroih}'^ Treat was the wife of Thomas Treat. Thomas Treat 
was first executor of Mr. Bulkley's will, but he d. before Mr. Bulk- 
ley ; he therefore appointed his daughter Dorothy, executrix. Dr. 
Gershom had but three children living at his decease, viz.. Rev. 
John,- of Colchester, Edward and Dorothy. 

BULKLEY, Rev. JOHN, son of Rev. Gershom, Sen., of Wethers- 
field, graduated at Harvard College, in 1699 ; settled in the mmistry 
at Colchester, in 1703 ; married Patience Prentice, of N. London. 
He had five sons and four daughters, viz., John, Gershom, Charles, 
Peter and Oliver, Sarah, Lucy, Patience and Dorothy. Sarah m. 
Jno. Trumbull ; Lucy m. Elaphas Lord ; Patience m. Ichabod 
Lord, and Dorothy, his fourth daughter, died single. GERSHOM, 
second son of Rev. John, had five sons and five daughters ; sons 
John, Daniel, Roger, Joshua and David. 

CHARLES, third son of Rev. John Bulkley, m. Ann, daughter 
of Jona. Latimer, of New London. Issue, 1, John, d. at Lyme in 
1832-3; 2, Ann, m. Col. Eliphalet Bulkley, of Colchester ; 3, Pa- 
tience, m. Doct. David H. Jewett, of Moutville, father of two sons 


in the Revolutionary Navy ; one acted as commodore in the service 
in South America. He died a few years since, in Wilkesbarre, 

Capt. CHARLES, son of Charles, 3d, son of Rev. John, resided 
in N. London, and d. 1848, aged 95. (He had white brandy at his 
decease, taken by him under Capt. Hinman, in the Alfred, during 
the Revolution.) He and several of his sons on board of a privateer 
in the war of 1812 ; several of his sons died, and only his son Leon- 
ard survived the father. Leonard is now deceased. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of Charles, the third son of Rev. John 
Bulkley, died at Lyme, unmarried. 

BULKELEY, PETER, fourth son of Rev. John, of Colchester, 
married, and had children, William, Peter, John Wilkes, Charles, 
Israel, Frederick, Isaac, Lucy and Susan. Charles was a lawyer 
in Vermont. 

OLIVER, fifth son of Rev. John Bulkley, Sen., had children, Jo- 
seph, Chauncey, Noah and Sarah. Noah was a man of wealth in 
E. Haddam ; died in Chicago, Illinois. 

BULKLEY, JOHN, Esq., of Colchester, was the first son of Rev. 
John, the first minister of Colchester, and grandson of Rev. Gershom 
Bulkley, who preached for a time at N. London, and afterward at 
Wethersfield. John graduated at Yale Coll., 1726. He became an 
eminent lawyer ; was for a time Judge of the Superior Court of Conn., 
and died while Judge, in middle life. He m. Mrs. Mary Gardiner, 
(maiden name, Adams,) daughter of Rev. Eliphalet Adams, of N. 
London. She was the relict of Jonathan Gardiner, (by whom she 
had a son John,) m. Oct. 29, 1738. 

John Bulkley, Esq., died July 21, 1753, aged about 49 years. 
He and Mary had children, viz., 

Lydia, bap. Oct. 28, 1739; m. Capt. Robert Latimer, 1761 ; he 
d. at sea. She d. 1782. 

Mary, b. May 23, 1741 ; m. Geo. B. Hurlbut, and had no issue. 

Eliphalet, bap. Aug. 10, 1740; m. Anna, a daughter of Major 
Charles, a brother of his father. 

Lucy, bap. Aug. 27, 1749 ; m. Capt. John Lamb, of Groton, Ct., 
and left an only child, viz.. Col. Henry F. Lamb ; he m. a cousin, 
daughter of his uncle, Eliphalet Bulkly ; and others who died 

BULKLEY, Col. ELIPHALET, son of Hon. John Bulkeley, of 
Colchester, m. Ann, daughter of Charles Bulkley, of New London, 
and had four sons and six daughters, viz., John Charles, Jonathan] 


Eliphalet Adams, Orlando, Mary, Lydia Ann, Patience, Sarah 
Chauncey, Frances and Julia. After the birtli of his children, he 
removed to New London, and afterward he removed his family to 
Wilkesbarre, Penn., where the name is yet found, and where he d. 
over 80 years old. He had been a Captain in the War of the Revo- 

BULKLEY, CHARLES, a brother of Col. Eliphalet, removed to 
Williamstown, Mass., where he had a large family. 

MAPv.Y, sister of Charles and Eliphalet, m. B. Hurlbut, of New 
London. LUCY, her sister, m. Capt. John Lamb, of Preston. 
Lydia, her sister, m. Capt. Robert Lattimer,''of N. London. 

BULKELEY, JOHN C, of Colchester, Conn., son of Col. Eliph- 
alet and Ann, m. Sarah Taintor, and had three sons, viz., Charles 
Edwin, Jno. Taintor, and Eliphalet Adams. 

JONATHAN, son of Col. Eliphalet, removed to Wilkesbarre ; 
now living, with a family. 

BULKLEY, ELIPHALET A., son of Col. Eliphalet, d. a bach- 
elor ; no issue. 

ORLANDO, son of Col. Eliphalet, d. in Illinois ; no issue. 

MARY, daughter of Col. Eliphalet, m. Worthington, of Penn., and 
LYDIA ANN m. Col. Daniel Watrous, of Colchester. Her sister 
PATIENCE m. Chapman, of Penn.; her sister SARAH m. Mr. 
Bolton. FRANCES m. first, M'Shane, of Philadelphia; second, 
H. F. Lamb ; and JULIA, the sixth daughter of Col. Eliphalet, 
m. Mr. Stuben Butler, of Penn. 

CHARLES EDWIN, son of John C. Bulkley, m. first, Mary 
Isham ; second, widow Julia Worthington, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Is- 
sue, Charles Edwin, died, aged 6 years ; Mary, died Sept. 30, 1832, 
aged one year. Charles C, Robert, and George Duncan, reside in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

BULKELEY, JOHN TAINTOR, son of John C, m. Clarissa, 
daughter of Elijah Bulkley, of Colchester. Issue, Sarah, Francis, 
Robert and John T. 

BULKLEY, ELIPHALET ADAMS, son of John C, m. Lydia 
S. Morgan, of Colchester, 1830. Issue, Charles C, Morgan, Wm., 
Mary. He graduated at Yale College in 1824 ; studied law with 
Wm. J. Williams, Esq., of Lebanon ; practiced law several years in 
East Haddam, where he was Judge of Probate, County Judge, State 
Attorney, three sessions a member of the Legislature, and State Sen- 
ator two years. He removed to Hartford, and opened an office as 


Attorney and Counselor, and is now Judge of the City Court, and 
Recorder of the Police Court in Hartford City. 

BULKLEY, JOHN, m&de a freeman in Mass., in 1642. 

BULCKLEY, EDM'D or EDWARD, made free in Mass., May, 

BUCKLEY, Mr. EDWARD, John Bourne, John Barker, Wm. 
and Gilbert Brookes, were of Marshfield, and males able to bear 
arms, and of the ages from 16 to 60 years, in 1643. 

Number of Coals of Arms. — Buckeley, or Buckley, (Hampshire 
and Ireland,) 1 ; Buckley, 6 ; Buckley or Buckly, 1 ; Bulkeley, 
(Bulkeley, Co. Chester : descended from Robert Bulclegh, Lord of 
Bulclegh, temp. King John : the heiress, Anne Bulkeley, m. Thomas 
Holford of Holford,) 1 ; Bulkeley, (Eaton, Co. Chester, derived from 
Robert, second son of William Bulkeley, of Bulkeley, the Lords 
Bulkeley of Beaumaris, were a younger branch of the Eaton fam- 
ily,) 1. Bulkeley, (Standlowe, Co. Stafford, younger branch of the 
Bulkeleysof Ea'on,Co. Chester.) same arms. Bulkeley or Bulkely, 
(Ireland,) 1 ; and four others. 

Five Bulkleys, have graduated at Harvard Col., before 1770, and 
fourteen at Yale, before 1850. 

BULKLEY, PETER, graduated at St. John's College, (A. M..) 

Benj'n Bulkley, aged 11, Daniel Buckley, aged 9, embarked for 
New England in the Susan and Ellyn, Edward Payne, master, in 
1635. Jo. Buckley, 15, embarked in the Susan and Ellyn, for N. 
England. Peter Bulkley, 50, and Grace Bulkly, 33, embarked in 
the Susan and Ellin, E. Payne, master, for N. England, in 1635. 
Humfry Buckly, 18, Lucie BuckJie, 18, and Debora Barrie, 23, and 
others, embarked as passengers for Virginia, in the Globe, of Lon- 
don, Jeremy Blackman, master, Aug. 7, 1635. Thomas Bulkley, 
32, passenger in the Plain Joan, to Virginia, in May, 1635. 

BULKELEY, CHARLES, of Wethersfield, had two wives ; first, 
Mary, and had issue by her, Charles, b. 1760 ; Justus, b. 1762 ; 
Mary, b. 1764. His first wife died Jan. 24, 1771, and he m. for his 
second wife, Eunice Welles, Oct. 7, 1773. 

BULKELEY, BENJAMIN, m. Susannah Kirby, Nov. 3, 1757. 
Children, Thomas, b. 1758; Lucy, b. 1760; George, b. 1762; 
Huldah, b. 1764; James, b. 1766; Stephen, b. 1768; Abigail, b. 
Dec, 1770 ; Martha, b. 1773 ; Hannah, b. June 25, 1775. The 
mother d. May 27, 1776, and Benj'n m. for second wife, Elizabeth 
Brownwell, Feb. 6, 1776. 


BULKELEY, Capt. EDWARD, of Wethersfield, m. Prudence 
Welles, March 24, 1782. Issue, Rachell, b. 1782; Pamela, b. 
1784 ; Oliver P., b. 1787. Maj. Edward d. May 30, 1787. 

BULKLEY, EDWARD, of Wethersfield, m. Dinah Bunce, July 
9, 1795. Issue, Honor Frances, b. Aug. 22, 1795 ; John B., b. 
1797 ; Eliza, b. 1799; Edward, b. Aug. 7, 1801 ; Mary, b. 1803, 
d.; Wealthy, b. 1804. The mother d. Dec. 0, 1804; the father d. 
Feb. 5, 1805. 

BULKELEY, FRANCIS, m. Elizabeth Fosdiek, Jan. 5, 1796. 
Issue, Chauncey, b. Jan. 16, 1798 ; James Henry, b. 1799; Cha's, 
b. April 27, 1801 ; perhaps others. 

BULL, Capt. THOMAS, must have been in Connecticut as early 
as 1636, as he was usefully connected with the bloody battle against 
the Pequot Indians, in May, 1637. 

Thomas Bull embarked for New England in the Hopewell, Tho's 
Babb, master, Sept. 11, 1635, with John Kirbie, Daniel Pryer, John 
Prior, and others. 

Capt. Bull was one of the early settlers at Hartford, and became 
familiar with the Indian language. In 1639, Capt. Bull informed 
the Court that a gun had been found at Pequannacke, supposed to 
have been John Woods, who had been murdered by the Indians, with 
the initials of his name, (J. W.) marked upon^it. In 1640, he was 
located south of Little River, in the South-westerly part of the vil- 
lage of Hartford, on a house-lot, bounded N. on the road from G. 
Steele's house to South Meadow ; W. on P. Davis, or Ward's lot ; E. 
on Richard Lyman, and S. on Stephen Post's lot. He was pecul- 
iarly useful to the carl}^ settlers, being somewhat acquainted with 
the habits and language of the natives. Juror at Hartford in 1648 
and 9. In May, 1650, a grant of land was made to him and others, 
and in Sept. after, the Gen. " Courte desires Mr. Governor, Mr. Dep- 
uty, and Mr. Webster, to consider of the Grant of land to Thomas 
Bull and others, and to settle something vpponthem." In 1651, the 
record says, " The Courte hath also spoken with Lieftennant Bull, 
about the land at Nihantecutt, laid out to him and others with him, 
who hath promised to confer with Vncas and indeuo"^ to give him 
reasonable content," &c. In March, 1651-2, the Court granted to 
Thomas Bull, and the rest of the five soldiers of Capt. Mason, 200 
acres of upland, which lay northward and adjoining to the remain- 
der of land before laid out to them, which they accepted, for 100 
acres they resigned, near Saybrook, for Indian cultivation. In 1653> 
the Commissioners of the United Colonies ordered to be raised in the 


four Colonies, 500 men, of which number, Connecticut was to raise 
65, to fight the Dutch. The Gen. ('ourt of Connecticut ordered the 
65 men raised by impressment at a day's warning, with provisions, 
&c., with Lieut. Cook, commander, and Lieut. Bull to be their L't, 
and Lieut. Tho's Wheeler, of Fairfield, for Ensign, &,c. 

In May, 16G2, Tho's Bull was appointed one of the twelve Grand- 
jurors appointed by the Gen. Court for the Colony. 

At the time it was discovered that Major Andross was about to 
make a hostile invasion of Conn., and demand the military posts for 
the Duke of York, Capt. Thomas Bull, of Hartford, commanded the 
forces at Saybrook. Upon the arrival of Major Andross, witli an 
armed force in the Sound, making for the fort, Capt. Bull, having 
had no instructions from the Governor how to act on the occasion, 
proved himself a man of sound discretion, and a soldier. Andross, 
with his armed sloops, drawn up before the fort, hoisted the king's 
flag on board, and demanded the surrender of the fort and town. 
In return. Bull hoisted also the king's flag in the fort. Andross, 
unwilling to fire upon the king's colors, desisted fi'om firing upon the 
troops ; yet he continued his position a part of two days. The Leg- 
islature sent by express, a protest against Major Andross, to Capt. 
Bull, at Saybrook, which amounted to instructions to Capt. Bull how 
to proceed, and to inform Major Andross of the determination of 
the Colony to maintain their own government under the charter, 
with their own officers. Andross wished to be permitted to land and 
have an interview with the ministers and chief officers, and was per- 
mitted to land with his suite only. Capt. Bull met them at the land- 
ing, and informed the Major he had that instant received by express 
instructions to tender him a treaty, and refer the whole controversy 
to Commissioners. Andross refused, and commanded, in his maj- 
esty's name, that the duke's patent and his commission, received 
from his Royal Highness, should be read. Capt. Bull boldly, in his 
majesty's name, told him to forbear reading. (See BulVs Letter.) 
Still the clerk of Andross attempted to read. Bull repeated his com- 
mand, and in such a manner and voice, as satisfied Andross his safe 
course was to desist. Capt. Bull then informed him of his address 
from the Gen. Assembly to him, and read the protest. Dr. Trum- 
bull says, " Gov. Andross, pleased with his bold and soldier. like 
appearance, said, ' What is your name V He replied, 'My name 
is Bull, Sir.' 'Bull !' said the Governor, ' It is a pity that your 
horns are not tipped with silver.' " 

Finding he could make no impression upon the officers or people, 


he gave up his design, and was waited upon by the militia of the 
town, and guarded to his boat, and he left with his sloops for Long 
Island. (See Dr. Trumbull's Hist. Conn., vol. 1, pp. 328-30.) This 
transaction greatly endeared Capt. Bull to the people of the Colony, 
as a discreet and an intrepid officer. 

He was a brave soldier, and served his new and adopted country 
with great bravery in the early Indian wars against the first settlers 
of Connecticut. He died in 1684, and his will was proved at Hart- 
ford the same year. He was born in 1606, aged 78 at his decease. 
Wife Susan. She died in 1680, aged 70. They had children, viz., 

1. Susannah, m. Thomas Bunce, of Hartford. 

2. Abigail, unmarried at her father's decease. 

3. Thomas, Jun., b. 164G; settled at Farmington. 

4. David, b. Feb. 9, 1G50-1 ; settled at Saybrook. 

5. Ruth, m. Boreman, of Cambridge, Mass. 

6. Joseph, settled at Hartford ; he was a mariner; he m. Ann, daughter of 
Michael Humphry, of Windsor; he d. 1712. 

7. Jonathan, bap. March 25, 1649; remained at Hartford; he m. Sarah, d'r 
of Rev. John Whiting; he d. 1702, and she m. for her second husband, John 

Hamlin, of Middletown. 

Capt. Bull had a grand-daughter, Susanna Bunce. Joseph was 
sole executor. Estate, j£l,248, 11«., including at Saybrook, ^120, 
and his land at Nahantick, £120. 

BULL, Major JONATHAiN, son of Lieut. Thomas Bull, Sen., 
of Hartford, was bap. March 25, 1649. He m. Sarah, daughter of 
Rev. John Whiting, March 19, 1684. Estate, £1,505, 135. 6d. 
His children, 

1. Susannah, b. Dec. 20, 1685. 

2. Sarah, b. Aug. 25, 16S7 ; m. Rev. John Hart, May 12, 1719. 

3. Sibbil, b. April 13, 1690 ; d. unmarried. 

4. Ruth, b. April 21, 1692; m. Jonathan Welles, Dec. 15, 1715. 

5. Abigail, b. July 24, 1694 ; d. before her father's estate was distributed, 1714. 

6. Dr. Jonathan, b. July 14, 1696 ; d. 1767. 

7. Moses, b. May 18, 1699; chose his mother Sarah, for guardian, 1714. 

8. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 27, 1701 or 7 ; supposed d. young. 

His widow was Sarah. He was extensively engaged in naviga- 
tion. At the time of his decease, he owned one-half of the sloop 
Two Brothers, and half the sloop Bennetta, in company with Benj. 
Funnell, of N. York. His daughter Susanna, was living in Boston, 
in 1712. His daughter, Sarah Hart, had a son John, who was edu- 
cated a physician and d. single. His son Jonathan, b. 1696, studied 
medicine seven years in Boston, and was licensed to practice by the 
Gen, Court at Hartford. He m, Hannah, and settled at Hartford. 


Maj. Jonathan died at Hartford, Aug. 17, 1702. Estate, £1,505, 
135. 6d. 

BULL, Dr. .JONATHAN, son of Maj. Jonathan, and grandson 
ofLieut. Thomas Bull, Sen., b. July 14, 1696, d. 1765, aged 69. He 
was about the first highly educated physician of Hartford. He stud- 
ied surgery and medicine seven years at Boston, and was licensed 
to practice in Conn, by the Legislature of the Colony. He married 
widow Hannah Beach, of Cheshire — (her maiden name Wooster, a 
sister of General Wooster, who was killed by the British near Dan- 
bury, in the war of the Revolution.) They had only two children, 

1. Jonathan, Esq., who was many years Judge of the County Court, Justice 
of the Peace, Judge of Probate, and Commissioner of Loans, dec. 

2. Hannah, m. Rev. Mr. Beach, of New Jersey. She died in New Jersey, 
Dec, 1811, aged 65 years. She was an accomplished and highly educated 
lady. It is supposed she left no children. 

BULL, Judge JONATHAN, son of Dr. Jonathan Bull, of Hart, 
ford, m. Delia Seymour, daughter of Jerred Seymour. She was b. 
Nov. 6, 1752, and died July 4, 1830. Judge Bull d. 1783. They 
had children, viz., 

1. Henry, m. Mary Stocking, in "Western N. York, and had no issue. 

2. David, d. young. 

3. Twins, d. 

4. Hannah, d. unmarried, aged about 31 years, March 1, 1809. 

5. Delia, m. Thomas Tisdall, Esq. She died, aged 30 years; left one d'r. 
Tho's Tisdall, d. Aug. 31, ISOS, aged 61 years, 

6. Nancy, d. in March, 1S09, unmarried, aged 2. 

7. David, d. with yellow fever, in Augusta, Ga., in 1S09, unmarried. 

S. Elizabeth, m. James Dodd, Esq., of Hartford, his second wife, Sept. 1, 
1834; had no children. 

9. Rebecca, d. in 1809, with spotted fever, aged about 20 years ; unmarried. 

10. Charles, m. Fanny Corning. She d. without issue, and he now resides 
in N. York. 

11. Cornelia, m. James Dodd, Esq., for his first wife, in 1813. She d. May 
19, 1833, aged 42. Her children are Mary, John, James H., Charles B., Tis- 
dall and Cornelia. 

12. John, d. when an infant. 

Judge Bull was a favorite in Hartford, and held many of the re- 
sponsible offices of the town, county and state. 

BULL, DAVID, of Saybrook, son of Capt. Thomas, m. Hannah 
Chapman, Dec. 27, 1677. Issue, 1, Susanna, b. July 4, 1679; 2, 
Hannah, b. April 30, 1681 ; 3, Abigail, b. March 16, 16S2-3, died 
June 11, 1683 — no sons fojund. 



BULL, Deacon THOMAS, from Hartford, m. Esther Cowles, 
Aug. 29, 1669 ; she died April 17, 1691. In Jan. 13, 1692, he m. 
Mary Lewis ; she died Jan. 10, 1728. Settled at Farmington. He 
died 1708. Children, 

1. John, b. 1670, d. April 19, 1705, m. Esther Royce, 1698. 

2. Tho's, Jun., b. 1672, d. Aug., 1659. 

3. Esther, b. 1674, d. Aug. IS, 16S9. 

4. Samuel, b. 1676; removed to Woodbury, where he was a deacon; one 
family of the name is yet there. 

5. Susanna, b. 1679, m. Timothy Porter, April 22, 1697. 

6. Jonathan, bap. May 14, 1682; settled at West Hartford. 

7. Sarah, bap. Nov. 5, 1684, m. Josiah Hart, 1714 ; she died, 1773. 

S. David, b. June 4, 1687, d. 1762, m. Sarah Ashley, 4th June, 1717, who d. 
at Westfield, Mass., 1747, aged 54. Will dated 1708; estate, £745, 12s. Id. 
David died, 1762. His sons Jonathan and David, Ex'rs. Deacon Thomas, d. 
May 13, 1707 or 8. 

BULL, JOHN, son of Deac. Thomas, died in 1705, before his 
father ; he m. Esther Royce; who was his widow. Estate, £237, 
195. 6d. She was one of the original church in West Hartford. 
His children inherited his share of the estate of his father, Deacon 
Thomas Bull. They had children, 

1. Thomas, b. Oct. 22, 1699, m. Thankful Butler, 1730. 

2. Nehemiah, graduated at Yale Col. 1723, and settled at Westfield, Mass. 

3. John, Jun. and Ebenezer, twins, b. Aug. 17, 1705; Ebenezer died Nov., 
1705; John lived at Woodbury, m. Mercy Buck, 1734. 

Thomas m. Thankful Butler, July 29, 1720 or 30, and for his 
second wife, Martha Hinsdale. Nehemiah m. Eliz'th Partridge, of 
Hatfield, about 1730. John, Jun., was by trade a blacksmith, and 
settled and died at Woodbury. He m. Mercy Buck, Oct. 9. 1734. 

BULL, THOMAS, son of John, b. Oct. 22, 1699, m. T. Butler 
in 1730, and had children, 

1. Esther, b. April 15, 1721. 

2. Samuel, b. Feb. 26, 1 722-3. 

3. Amos, b March 6, 1725. 

4. Thankful, b. Oct., 1729. 

5. Sus