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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by 


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



In giving to the public a work like 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 answei-— " 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, except 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 hzid 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 language, 
and in one town in New Jersey, the records have uniformly been kept 
in Dutch, until since A. D. 1800 — from the latter 1 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-lialf of the present population (exclCisive 
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 wiklei'ness, 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 settlers 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 Massachusetts colonies, and those who afterwards 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. Winslow 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 dechned the offer of 
uniting, and gave his reasons for 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 Indians. 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 Dutchmen 
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 Dutch 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 desee 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 tor 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 

• lit. 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 Ihe 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 163G — though some had come In 163.5. 
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 conunenced 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 Utter, 
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 

Kev. Mr. Philips who had been the minister for the emigrants to Wethers- 
field, at Watertown, Mass., did not remove to Watcrtown, Conn., with his 
people. JNIr. Mather and Mr. Warham had amicably agreed with the church 
at Dorchester, that Mr. Mather should remain with the church at Dorchester, 
IMass., 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 INIassachusetts 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 ofiicers 
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 settlers. 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 try 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, a»d 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 provi^led for it,) to appoint and swear constables for Dor- 
chester, J^ewtown and Watertown, for the then ensuing year, or until new 
ones should be chosen. Tliis it appears was considered by the Court as an 
organization or incorporation of the thi-ee towns. For many years after, and 
long after the Confederation of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, all 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 
1662-3-4, 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 jjeople 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 criminally, (without law,) 
for selling a gun to an Indian. 

The General Court soon discovered the propiiety of adding a House of 
Representatives to the first Court formed in 1636, particularly 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 importance to the Colony or 
State since. It was whether they should declare war against the most war- 
like 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 further. The General Court, feeble as the inhabitants were in numbers, 
and deficient in means, trusted in God tor 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 
"round, 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 tliat 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 imion of Windsor, Hartfoi-d and Wethersfield, in 1639, when 
the government was 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, was styled the House of Deputies. 

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 officers 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 kejjt a servant, should keep house alone, 
except by licence of the town, under a penalty of twenty shilhngs 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 tlie 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 earlier 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 Fairbanks 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, until 
1672. This year all the laws in force were prepared and sent to Cambridge 
to be printed, and bounjl with blank paper intei-spersed 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., Winthrop'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, 1706; 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, 
jess. 8s. Sd. 

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 orCales, and his servant, Craiued and raise<l the first house in VVindharo. 


in Windham to Samuel Abbe, of Windsor, in 1714. JOHN ABBE, 
of Windliam, 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 12*. 
to Richard Lettin. 

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

* Enfield began to settle in 1680, or '81, (tlie grant by Massachusetts to have it become a 
township, was in May, 1683,) 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 tlie white people from Wind- 
sor. Several families were there about 1648, and the first settlers fled, during a part of Philip's 
VVar, though it was incorporated as early as May, 1070. 

Farmer mentions ARTHUR, of Marblehead, an early inhabitant. DANIEL, freeman, 18th 
May. 1631, of Cambridge, in 1634, fined S*-. forneglecting his watch in 1630. GEORGE, of Row- 
ley, died 1647. W^ALTER, a vintner of New Hampshire, in 1640. Robert, of VVatertown, 
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, VVestport. 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 record* 
call Norwich, JtTorridge. 


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 bv 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. ELIJAPI 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, 172G. SUSANNA ABER- 
NETHA, m. George Merriman, 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, 1766, 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. 


ABERNATHA, 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 Ilarwinton, 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, 1743 — 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 j£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 Skunga?niig, by the Indians. 

ASHBORiN, JOSEi'H, 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. Uiiderhill and Slauson, as early as 
1641 or '2. The first twenty families were from Wcthersfield, 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, Mathew Mitchell, Robert Coe, Samuel Sherman, Jere- 
miah Jagger, Vincent Sinddng, 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, Joiin 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 the same 
teTms with South and East flampton, 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 Nicliolas, 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. IS, 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 — l^ud language and 
unmannerly conduct in the face of tlie 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. 1069 ; Ann ; Samuel, baptized Nov. 
23,-1645; Willet; Rcbeckah, b. 1658; Abigail, b. 1660. Jeremy 
Adams made free in Massachusetts, May 6, 1635. Mr. Adams d. 
Aug. 11. 1683, Nathaniel Willet, executor: he gave his property 
to his grandchildren, Zechariah Sanford and others — estate £243, 
5*. 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 1053 ; 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 Fairfiekl, 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 15^. 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 Flannah 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, BENJAMLN, son of Amasa, married Patience Blinn, 
Feb. 5, 17G1 ; 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 hold in 1688. He m. Anne , of Suffield, 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, 1737 ; Asahel, b. March 22, 
1739 ; Elizabeth, b. June 17, 1747. 

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

7, 1713, 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 tlie 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, 
ni. widow Susanna Pengiley, in Jan. 24, 1762, and had Susannah, b. 
Feb. 8, 1763; Zebulon, b. July 21, 176.5; 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 ordination, 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 lier 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 voyages 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. 

William, d. at St. Pierre, April 4, 1778, 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, daugliter 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., tn. 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. Bliphalet 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 1048. 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 Mr. 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. H., took the oath 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 daughter, 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, 

Tliere 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 WoUaston. 
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 ihe 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 afterwards. 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 Litchfield, Deputy in 1845. George R. Adams, of New 
Hartford, one session. Matthew Adams, of W'inchester, 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.) This 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, 1651, 
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 1682. 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 yearsold. Estate, 
£182, 15*. 

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. Samuel Ward, of Haddam, 
Auo-. 10, 1710. Elizabeth, Josiah's widow, d. about 1700. Josiah, 
the father, d. Sep. 12, 1690. 

ADKIiNS, JOSIAH, Jk., (son of Josiah and Elizabeth,) m. Mary- 
Wheeler, of Stratford, Dec. 16, 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, 1713 ; Han- 
nah, b. May 26, 171.5 ; 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 6, 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, 1736 ; 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; Ebenezer, 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, 15*. 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- 


chusetts, in 1642. [Farmer.) JOSIAH ATKINS, and his wife 
Chloe, of W^st Hartland, Conn., were recommended to tlie Cliurch 
in West Springfield, July, 1799. Three of the name of Atkins have 
graduated at Harvard College, and two at Yale College. This name 
on tlie early records in Connecticut, was uniformly spelled Adkins, 
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 25, 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 Goshen, 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 Atkin has a coat of arms. 

AGARD, (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- 
ham Aights, of Simsbury, chose Captain J. Case, for his guardian, 
in 1766. Not an early family, and little is found concerning them. 

AIKEN, JOSEPH, 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 MiddletoMi), m. Isabel 
Harnes, Aug. 8, 1720: children, Thomas, b. in Boston, April 28, 
1723 ; Sarah, b. June 4, 1725 ; Robert, b. Dec. 8, 1727 ; Henry, 
Jr., b. Sept. 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. 23, 1735; William, b. Feb. 8, 
1737-8; Joseph, b. March 24, 1739, and Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1740. 

AINSVVORTH, TIXHALL, of Hartford, hud a case in Court 
in 1700. AINSWORTH, DANIEL, Roxbury, Mass., d. Nov. 
13,1680. {Farjner.) AINSWORTH, Rev. LABAN, of Jaffrey, 
N. H., was son of William Ainsworth, and was born in Woodstock, 
Conn., July 19, 1759 : ordained 1782. His father lived at Wood- 
stock. The family removed from Roxbury, Mass., to W^oodstock. 



*=ALCOCK, THOMAS, of Hartford, had a lot he purchased of 
Hon. Edward Hopkins, about 1640 : bounded south on the road 
from the Meeting-house yard, to the Mill : east on the road from the 
Palisado, to Centinel Hill ; west on the road from Seth Grant's 
house to the Pound, and Centinel Hill , north by a lot sold by Gov. 
John Haynes, to John Pratt. 

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

He was an original proprietor and had eight acres of land in the 
land division, at Hartford, in 1639. 

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

ALCOCKE, MR. was a Juror, April 6, 1643. Thomas Wal- 
ston was fined 20s. in 1644, for inveigling the affections of the maid 
of Mr. Alcocke. 

His daughter Elizabeth, was b. at Hartford, Dec. 7, 1643 ; John 
or Thomas, b. Feb. 3, 1649 ; Thomas baptized Feb. 1649. Farm- 
er mentions George Alcock, Deacon and Deputy of Roxbury, Mass., 
in 1631, d. 1640. JOHN and SAMUEL, of Kittery, freeman 1652. 
THOMAS of Boston, freeman, 1631. THOMAS, of Dedham, free- 
man, 1635, &;c. 

Three of this name graduated at Harvard College, before 1848. 
The name of Alcock, has eight coats of arms. 

ALCOCK, THOMAS, of Dedham, Mass., and wife, Margery, 
had Elizabeth, b. 1638 ; Sarah, b. 1639 ; Hannah, b. 1642. 

ALCOCKE, JOHN, freeman, Mass., 1652; Samuel, 1652; Jo- 
seph, 1652. 

ALCOCK, Mr. PHILIP, and Sarah, his wife, of Wethersfield, 
were appellants as administrators on the pstate of Nathaniel Butler, 
deceased, of Wethersfield, on a judgment rendered in favor of Mr. 
William Gibbons, of Boston, before Nathaniel Stanley, Assistant, 
June 10, 1700. 

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

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

• II is supposed by some, that Thomas Alcock, on the Hartford Records, plainly and legibly 
so spelled, should have been spelt Olcott. Three of the name of Alcock, had graduated at Har- 
vard College, before 1G74. 


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. Mindvvell Case, June 30, 1720 : Miiidwell, his 
daughter, b. Dec. 25, 1721 — perhaps others. JOHN, of Simsbury, 
m. Sarah Case, of Simsbury, Oct. 28, 1719 : their first son, John, Jr., 
b. Aug. 19, 1720 — perhaps others. 

ALDERMAN, JOHN, of Salem, 1637, freeman in Mass., 1639, 
admitted to the church, Feb. 17, 1637, d. 1657. {Fanner.) Win- 
throp mentions Alderman, of Bear-love, 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. 'k 

ALDRIDGE, HENRY, Dedham, Mass., 1644, freeman 1645, 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, GIiORGE, 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, 1650 ; Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1652 ; 
Sarah, b. Dec. 8, 1654 ; also a 2d John, and another daughter. 
{Windsor Church Records.) The father was a Scotchman. Geo. 
Alexander paid 35. for a pew in the meeting-house, at Windsor, in 

ALEXANDER, Mr. "the Frenchman," had a child d. in Hart- 
ford, Oct. 31, 1758, another d. Nov. 18, 1758. He was not of the 
Windsor family. 

ALEXANd'eR, 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 
Yale College, and two at Harvard College. 

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

Alexander, (of Menstrie, Earls of Stirling,) has one coat of arms. 
Alexander, (Earl of Caledon,) one. Alexander, Bart., (Dublin, 
1609,) one. Alexander, (Dover, Kent,) one. Alexander, (borne 


by Francis Alexander, D. D., prebendary of Winchester, son of 
John Alexander, of Hampshire, by Mary, his wife, sister of Thomas 
Belsonn, Bishop of Winchester.) Alexander, ( Auchmull, Scotland.) 
Alexander, (King lassie.) Alexander, (Boghall.) Alexander, (of 
Powis Co., Clackmannan, borne by Sir James Edward Alexander, 
K. L. S., K. S. J., Lieut. Col. Portuguese service, and Capt. H. M. 
14th Regiment, eldest son of the late Edward Alexander, Esq., of 
Powis, a descendant of the Alexanders of Menstrie. Alexander, 
or Sanderson, (Durham,) and four others. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN and GEORGE, took the oath of allegi- 
ance, by order from " Our Honored General Corte," at Northamp- 
ton, Mass., 1678. 

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

ALEXANDER, PHH.IP, of Woburn, about 1730. 

ALEXANDER, JOHN, of Northampton, made freeman, 1690, 
also Nathaniel. This was an old name at Boston. (See Nickelson.) 

ALEXANDER, NATHANIEL, d. at 1742, aged 90 : 
was a son of George and Susan. George Alexander, who (Farmer 
says) was one of the first proprietors of Nortliampton, in 1653, was 
probably the same GEORGE who was at Windsor, Conn. 

ALFORD, (Alfred, Alvord,) BENEDICTUS, was an early set- 
tler at Windsor, (he had relations at Boston.) He m. Jane Newton, 
Nov. 26, 1640, and had children : Jonathan, b. June 1, 1645 ; Bene- 
dict, b. July 11, 1647; Josiah, b. July 6, 1649; Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
21, 1651, m. Drake; Jeremy, b. Dec. 24, 1655. Benedictus joined 
the Church in Windsor, in 1641 ; Juror in April, 1643, and March, 
1646, and Sergeant Alford was at the Pequot battle, in 1637. He 
d. April 23, 1683: Constable in Windsor, 1666. 

ALVORD, ALEXANDER, was also an early settler at Wind- 
sor, perhaps a brother of Benedictus, and probably the same Alex- 
ander Alvord, who (Farmer says) settled at Northampton, as early 
as 1659. He m. Mary Vore, of Windsor, Oct. 29, 1646, and had 
children, viz: Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1647; John, b. Aug. 12, 1649; 
Mary, b. July 6, 1651 ; Thomas, b. Oct. 27, 1653 ; Elizabeth, b. 
Nov. 12, 1655 ; Benjamin, b. Sept. 11, 1657, and Sarah, b. June 
24, 1660. {Wi7idsor Eccords.) 

The will of Benedictus Alford, was proved in 1683-4, and his son 
Josias had the farm given his father, by the Country. Estate £229, 
3^. 9cZ. 

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


was his widow in 1709, and administered on his estate. They had 
children : Benedict, b. April 27, 1688 ; Newton, b. March 24, 1089- 
90 ; Jeremiah. Jr. b. May 8, 1692 ; Jonathan, b. March 4, 1695, d. 
1700; Jane, b. Jan. 14, 169S-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 tiarwinton, 
about 1734. ISAAC, of Colchester, had a son Alexander, baptized 
there, July 27, 1753 or '5. JOSIAH, of Windsor, m. Mary Drake, 
alias Case, Oct. 20, 1726. NATHANIEL, m. Experience Hol- 
comb, daughter of Joshua, Jr., July 3, 1724. JOSI 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 Meux, 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. 

NATHANIEL, 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. 

The 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 Ellington, 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 IsMd 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. Allyn 
presented to the General Court, several petitions against the church 


in Hartford, for relief in his censure of excommunication, in which 
he claimed he had been wronged by the church. The Court ad- 
judged, that said AUyn by his petitions and his expressions in Court, 
had accused the church of Hartford, and that he should produce in 
Court, the particulars 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, 1650, 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, 1663, 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, tiien 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 KiUingworth, as a large land holder there, and first settler, but 
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 
tmie 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 two 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 
165S, as magistrate, also five sessions in 1659 ; three in 1660, and 
three in 1661, and two as moderator, in 1661 ; as moderator in May, 
in 1602, 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 acres 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 difSpuity in the church at Hartford, but his brethren 
knesv his power and influence with the settlers, %nd 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 
II., for the Charter of Connecticut, and held many town offices. He 
died at Windsor, in 16T0. 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 of Kennilworth, 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, £406, 17^ 12d. The land and 
house in Windsor, not included, which he had deeded before, to 


his son Thomas, at the time of his 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 the Col6ny 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'sicns, 
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 year;S, who dyed Nov. C, in tire year 16U6. 


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 the 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 Josialj, 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, VVolcott, 
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 Joseph. 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 JC4 to the old church 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, £3035, 1*. Id. Lieut. Josiah d. Jan. 17, 1794, aged 67. 
His wife Ann d. March 18, 1795. 

HE.NRY, 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, 1304, aged 76 years. Estate, £19,457, Is. Qd. 
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 hud an only child Joan- 
na. His property was distributed to the mother and daughter, in 
1712. Estate, £258, 105. Sd. His widow m. for her second husband, 
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, 1(571. 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 Jiidije of the Superior Court, for the Colony of Connecticut, d. Feb. 
17, a, d, 17')8, 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 Dust, 
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 ^artford, 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. [Tomhslone in Windsor.) 2d wife, Elizabeth 
Allyn, daughter of Hon. John Allyn of Hartford, Dec. 2], 1704. 
She survived her husband, and m. 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. {Tovihsione.) 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 £15, to aid in build- 
ing a school-house on the Green, in Windsor. To Scott's Box, in 
Bo-ton, 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 JG400 in cash, and tlie remainder to Iiis 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, 9s. \Qd. 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, ISs. 'dd. : no chil- 
dren found ; presented by Flenry 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. Mathew, was at Hartford, 1636.) 

Thirty-six persons by the name of Allen, two by the name of AI- 
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 
163H. 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 Fariner.) 

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


ew, Sen. His wife was Martha ; 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; Lydia, 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. 
(Ster. 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, 
was 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 Blackleach. 

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. Plenry Allen, Jr., had Mary, b. Aug. 2, 
1700 ; Marcy, b. July 4, 1703. 

ALLEN, Mk. 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 ; Experience, 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. Tiiere 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 ; 
Joseph, b. 1704, settled and died in East Windsor ; John, b. 1712, 
m. Abigail Pease, 1737, d. 1791, left one child, settled in Enfield. 

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

ALLEN, EDWARD, Sen., had a grant of 60 acres of land in 
Suftield, 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, JOHxN, 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. Marcli 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 ; Ellenor, b. Oct. 15, 1737 ; Sarah, b. 
Nov. 28, 1742 ; William, b. July 1.5, 1745. 

ALLEN, CALEB, son of Edwaid, 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 distinguished 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, (Suflield and Wilts,) one. ALLEN, (Stanton, Wood- 
house, Derbyshire, 1586,) one. ALLEN, (Devonshire,) one. AL- 
LEN, (Essex.) Three ditTerent 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, (Sheriff 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. ALLEN, (Y'ork- 
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. 
MATH EWE 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. 


ROBERT 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 1 43. 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 
Mathew, 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 he 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- 
Gate from the Minister of Cra brook, 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 VVethersfield, Conn., be- 
fore A. D. 1700. 

ALLIS, (Allice,) WILLIAM, Deac n at Braintree, Mass., was 
admitted freeman in 1640, and d. in ft'assachusetts, 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 wa ordained 727. 

ALLIS, WILLIAM, of Wethersfield, m. Mary Griswold, daugh- 
ter of Jacob, Dec. 15, 1709, by Rev. Stephen Mi.\, 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, 12s. 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 AUis, 
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 Hatfield, 
Mass., m. widow Mary Clark, Dec. 14, 1669, and had a daughter 
Abigail, born there, Feb. 25, 1671. HANxNAH 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. 13, 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 se^ttlers.) 

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. 0, 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=^0; 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 VVatertown, Mass., who 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, Betiilem 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, betw. three pheons ar, a lion pass-guard, gre. Crest, 
two dexter hands conjoined, sustaining a royal crown. 

AMBL-AR, 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. {N. 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 Wetliers- 
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, 13*. 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 tiie 
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 


cliild, 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 Middletovvn, 
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 Lursting 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 kw 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- 
Btead. He left a son William — had £199, 4^., 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. William 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, whoso Almanacks were published forty years, 
succcssivel}'^, 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 Wrcntham, where he d. in 1689, aged 66. Hia 
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. 


AMES, WILLIAM, of Braintrce, had daughters, Hannah and 
Rebecca, born there, as early as 164.2 r made free in Mass., 1647. 

Ames has been an old name at Boston and Braintree, and has 
been highly respectable in Massachusetts and Connecticut, from 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 hce at Boston, 1666, probably the same 
who was at Norwich, in 1671. Few of this name (if any) are now 
found ill Connecticut. 

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

ANDERSON, GAVVEN, 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 H.irvard College. 

Tiie name of Anderson, has twenty coats of arms. 

Richard Anderson, Martin and Edward A»!<inson, and others, em- 
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 £30 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 ciiildren. 
There was a William Andrews in the New Haven Colony, an early 
settler there. He is in the list of fj^milies 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 plnnters of 
New Haven : probably in 1639. (See note io ATWATER.) He 
was also at East Haven 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 Saybrook, and from thence to Norwich, and was a brother of John 
Birchard's wife. 

Francis Andrews, with Samuel Martin, were recognized in the sum 
of £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 .lohn 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, Abraham, 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 Baines, 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 iiad issue b. Nov 25, 1703 ; Elizabeth, b, Feb. 7, 
1705-6 ; Abigail, b. Ftb. 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; Ciiarles, 
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, 
12*. 4d. Elizabeth, his relict, d. after her husband, and noticed in 
her verbal will, Ephraim Tucker. Her estate, £39, 10s. 

ANDREWS, ABRAHAM, son of John, Sen., settled at Water- 
bury : widow Sarah, '■^enciente" at his death : she was sister of Thom- 
as Porter. He d. May 3, 1693. Inventory of his estate otrtred in 
1693. Estate £177, 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., sou of John, of Farmington, settled 
at Wethersfield, and died there, in 1706. His widow, Rebeckah, 
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, ouardian for the tlirec last. Estate £413, 7s. 4d. 

ANDREWS, EDWARD, d. m 1073— was a brother-in-law of 
.losiah Adiiins. He left a wife and children. Josiah Hovvlton in. 
his sister. (Gideon, ofFairiield, juror in 1730. Thomas of Mid- 
dletovvn, 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, 
12*. 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, Flannah, 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, San^iel, 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, 1715; 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, 1085. Fellow for a time, 
of Harvard College, afterwards Rector of Yale College, {Socii,) 
from 1700 to 1737-S. 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, 1050 : graduated at Harvard 
College, 1675 ; ordained 1085. 

• 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 Wethersfield, m. Mabell Goff, daughter 
of Jacob, Oct. 30, 1707 : issue, Abigail, b. July 22, 1713 ; Mabell, 
b. June 6, 1715; Eunice, b. Sept. 18, 1717; Daniel, b. May 12, 
1720 ; Hannah, b. Sept. 8, 1723 ; Jacob, b. Jan. 24, 1729 ; Heze- 
kiah, b. Aug. 14, 1731. Mr. Daniel, d. Aug. 21, 1748. 

ANDRUS, JOHN, of Wethersfield, 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. 15, 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, 17.37 ; Clement, b. Oct. 31, 1739. 

ANDRUS, WILLIAM, m. Irene Griswold, and had issue: Miles, 
b. May 22, 1735 ; Elisha, 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 Kelsey, 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: Jeremiah, 
b. Jan. 16, 1732; Epaphras, b. April 16, 1735 ; Fitch, b. Oct. 12, 
1739. His wife had 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. Jan. 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; Mcliitabel, 
b. April 12, 1762 ; Chlorinda, b. June 15, 1764 ; Phebe, b. May 10, 
1766 ; Jason, b. Feb. 17, 1768; Benajah, 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. 14y 1762 ; 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 ; Jared, b. April 
10, 1769; Allen, b. July 25, 1771: Hannah, b. Feb. 1, 1774; 
Lydia, b. . (Belden^s Record.) 

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

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, 1656; JOSEPH, of Hing- 
ham, 1635; 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 Ins vahiable 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, ANDREWES, eight, and ANDREWS, fourteen ; ANDROS 
were petitioners and certifyers of the good character of Mahitabel 
Warren, of Hingham, in 1708-9, who had been charged of llie sin of 
witchcraft. {Hist. Gen. Erg.) Mr. WILLIAM ANDREWS, 
freeman in Massachusetts, 1634-5. ROBERT ANDREWES, 
freeman in Massachusetts, 1635. JOSEPH ANDREWES, free in 
Massachusetts, March, 1635-G. WILLIAM ANDREWS, wife 
Mary, d. at Cambridge, 1639. WILLIAM ANDROWS, freeman 
Massachusetts, 1640. RALPH ANDREWES m. Abigail Very, at 
Gloucester, Mass., Dec. l2, 16^2. STEPHEN ANDREWS, 
and his wife Bethia, had children b. at Rochester, Mass., before 
1700. THOMAS ANDREW, of Hingiiam, freeman, 1673-4. 
JOHN ANDRUS, of Boxford, made free, 1690. Sir EDMUND 
ANDROS — " Boston, May 3, 1714. 'By Letters from London, of 
the 24th of Februar}', 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-LelLerJ'' {N. 
E. Hist. Grn. 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 EUyn 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. 

ANNABLE, 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- 
nectlcut. All of the name, it is supposed, are of the Barnstable family. 

ANTHONY was taxed at New Plymouth 185. payable in corn, at 
(js. per bushel, in 1632-3 ; John Barnes, 95. ; John Adams, 9^. ; Wil- 
liam Bennet, John Bowman, 9^. ; Thomas Borcman, 9*. In 1633-4 
Mr. William Bradford, £1, Is.; Mr. William Brewster, £\,ls.; 
John Aldcn, £1, 4*. ; Jonathan Brewster, £1, 4*. ; John Browne, 


9s. ; Anthony Annable, 9s. ; William Bassett, £1, Is. ; John Barnes, 
lUs. ; Widow Adams, 9a'. ; and others. 

ANNABLE, ANTHONY, was of Barnstable in 1644. 

ANNABLE, SAMUEL, of Barnstable, m. Mehetable AUyn. June 
1, 1667, and had children, Samuel, Hannah, John and Anna. 
Samuel Jr., m. Patience Dogged, 1695. John, son of Samuel, Sen., 
m. Experience Taylor, June 16, 1692, and had children. 

ble, were enrolled with others in 1643, as able to bear arms, being 
between sixteen and sixty years of age. JOHN 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, 
£186. 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 Windror, d. December 24, 1660. In- 
ventory £26, 6,?. 2d. 

*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, perhaps removed from Staf- 
ford, as he purchased land in Windham, of Richard Coonis, 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 folIovvif)<; persons in March, 1707, were of Wind ham, and were proprietors in the drawing 
of the twenty acre lots, viz.. John Fitch. Jonathan Jenning.s Cnpt. Brown Mr. Allyn, Joseph 
Huntington. Mr. Webb. Deacon liiiighani, Mr. Whiting John Waldo, John Reed, l.irut. Crane, 
Deacon Gary, John Backus, Robert Hiliard, Benjamin MMard, John Calts, then deceased ; Mr. 
Whiting, Jeremiah Ripley, heirs of John Abbe, Merchant l.cftingwell, Joseph llingly. Mr. Joshua 
Ripley, Mr. Samuel Treat. John Hrougliton. William More and Jonah Palmer had their twenty 
acre lots before these lots were laid out. 


ARMSTRONG, MARTHA m. William Wenlworth, at Norwich, 
June IG, llSl, and had issue : Phebe, Martha, Mary, William, Jr., 
Joseph, Bttijaniin, Hannah and Sarah. 

ARMSTRONG, HhlNRY, "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 1640; 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, 1064. 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 returned to live in Hartford again within two years. 
Joseph was an original proprietor in [iartford as early as 1639, and 
liis 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, lis. 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 was offered 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, 
23; 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 whether 
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. Juiy 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, JOHN, 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, m. 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 hud done before him ;) 
he finally settled on Staten Lsland, 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 eaily settlement of the town, as appears by the 
record of deeds in East Cambridge. He was probably the same 
Benedict Arnold who Avas afterwards President of Rhode Island, in 

From Records of the ioicn of Norwich, Vol. I. 

" John Waterman and Elizabeth Lalhrop, 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. 

Cliildren, — 

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 Absalonn 
King, deceased, were married November 8, 17.J3. 

Cliiidren, — 

Benedick, born August 15, 1738, 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 1688. 

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 tlie council of Sir Edmond Andross, in 1687 ; Samuel, first 
minister of Rochester, Mass., ordained in 1684, d. 1717; Thomas, 
of VVatertown, 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 thi,s 
country in the " Plaine Joan," in 1635, aged 30 years. 

APvNOLD, JAMES, Jo. Aymies, (Ames,) Marie Averle, 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 tiieir " 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 thp 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, (fcc. (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 

• V^'hen 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 violrnt supporter of the bill. 

On declaring war against Holland, March 17, 1671-2, Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arling- 
ton and Lauderdale, had the cliief management of affairs — they were called the Cabal. 



Roxbury, Mass., where he remained until about the time Mr. Will 
iam Pyncheon and his 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. 2.5th 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. 
> twins 'JO 

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 daughter of Sir James Stanley, at Crosthall, in 
the County of Lancaster, and was Marshal of Ireland. {Collins' Peerage of England.) There 
are nineteen different coats of amis of the Ashley, and Aslily 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 (irst coat of arm? 
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 ciiildren 
b. at Hartford, wore Jonathan, Jr., Jaseph, 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, 'Ad 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, 
Abigail and IJenjanun. He d. Maj 19, 1698. This includes the 
children 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. :3, 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- 
ated at Yale College, 1730, and was a minister at Sunderland, Mass., 
and d. in 1780. 

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

ASHLEY, Dea. DAViD, son of David, m. Mary Dewey, 1688. 
Their children 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- 
sician, and d. in 1758. Dea. David d. in 1744. (See Yale Cata- 

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. Jolin Ashley, a descendant of Joseph, wlio was the 3d son of John, of West Spring- 
field, gave the land for the hurial yard, for the north district, in West Springfield, in 1787. He 
also gave a Library to the Society, in 1789. He gave them £1000 fi)r a permanent fund, to 
support the ministry tliere, in 1799. In 1819, he gave $-2 to purchase i Bilile for the pulpit, in 
said society. {Ch. Jiec. rv. S) He gave jC 1300 to the south parish of West S^riugfield, oa 
condition a lueeting-lioose should be erected on the ground pointed out by him. 


ASHLEY, JOiNATHAN, son of David, m. Abigail Slebbins, of 
Springfield, 1699, and had children: Abigail, b. 1701 ; Azariah, b. 
1704; Mercy, 1707 ; Lydia, 1710 ; Jonathan, 171-2 ; Benjamin, 1714; 
Ebenezer, 1717; Phineas, 1729. Jonathan, son of David, d. 1749. 
The above Jonathan, the son of Jonathan, b. 171-2, graduated at Y. Col- 
lege, in 1730, in the same class with three other cousins, viz : Israel, 
John 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 VVilliams, 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. (3, 1738; 
William, b. 1740, d. same year; Dorothy, b. A|)fii 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 
Sa.\ton, Esq., of Deerfield ; Harriet, m. Col. E. Gilbert, of Green- 
field ; Dorothy, m. Dr. Koswell 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 1760, aged 08 ; 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. Thomas 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 Slieldon in 1709, 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, 
for some years. This Joseph Whiting resided a few years in West- 
field, and m. Mary Pyjicheon, 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 Joseph 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 
Suffield, 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, whei'e he was attending the General Court 
as Representative of Suftield. 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 Sheflield, 
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 
lliere was about £8000 of his estate remaining not distributed, which 
consisted chiefly of land, and two-thirds of tliis,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, " alias 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 Ebenczer Hitchcock, 
£379; Rachel, wife of Jedediah Bliss, £379 ; (these were the five 
Sheldon children,) and John Ashley, son of Mr. John Ashley, £379; 
all having the same molher. 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 and 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 Shefiield, as now incor- 
porated. In 1725, Capt. 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 the 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 Sheftitdd, 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. He soon rose in the militia to the rank of colonel, and was 
most of his life a magistrate of the 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 Ashley, 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, (Shedield.) In 1725, Capt. John Ashley, of Westfield, 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 llulutf Dutcher, of Canaan, Conn., by whom she had several 
children, viz., Christopher, John, Rulutr, Jr., Washington, and five 
daughters. One of the daughters of Ruluff', 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. Aficr the death of Mr. Ruluff" 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 
Gefi. 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 5S. 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 
Judge 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 

*Tlie children of Gen John Ashley, deceased, of Sheffield, arc 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. VVyllis, of Hartford, by his daughter Amy, of Col. John Pynchon, 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 tlirough the several militia grades to the rank 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 ApriU 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, dnd died March 8, 1827, aged 83 
years. By tiiis marriage his children were, Ballantine, born Dec. 
2, 1770, Major William, born Jan. 4, 177:3, 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. .'i, 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 W^illiam, 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. Slieldon, 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 William 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. 

" Major A.shley was educated at Harvard College, and after his graduation devoted himself to 
the care and improvement of bis estate. In all the transactions of life, be has ever been dis- 


4, 1773 ; and was graduated at Harvard College, 1793, but followed 
no profession, except that of a gentleman farmer, liolding a large 
estate in lands in Sheffield, where he died April 26, 1849, aged 76. 
When young he married Jane Hillyer, a daughter of 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 Sheffield, 
June IS, 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, S.rah Barnaid, 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 1S48. 

Mx\RY, the daughter of Gen. John, married Dr. John Laffitrgue, 
of St. Domingo, in the West Indies; he afterwards located and died 
at Slieffield ; Mary, his widow, died Dec. 5, 1848. He had an only 
son, John Laffiirgue ; this son married Catherine E. Stanly, of Siock- 
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 
niairied Mr. Benedict, and has one daughter. 

ASHLEY, JANE, daugliter of Gen. John, married Harry Clark, 
of Slieffield, 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. Iiis rigid integrily. and his conscientious regard to duty. By his 
death tlie poor are deprived of a genuine frirnd, to vvhoui they never applied in vain , the com- 
munity of a valued and highly respected citizen, and the church of a sincere Christian." 


tice, of Indiana. Lydia married Jonathan Woodruff, of Lima, Indi- 
ana, and left one child ; she died in 1816. Harriet married Elijah 
Demin'T, 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. (Sae IIINMAN.) 

ASHLEY, DAVID, son of Robert, Sen., of Springfield, married 
Hannah Glover, of New Haven, Conn., 10(53, and located at West- 
field, Mass. ; he had S imuel, 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 hud Joseph, afterwards Rev., 
and several other children. 

* ASH LEY, Rev. JOSEPH, the child of Samuel, gradu- 
ated at Yale College, with his cousins, John and two others, in I'lW. 
He read theology and settled in the ministry at VVincliester, 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 VVestfield, the year he 
settled at Winchester ; he had a son, Stephen, and other children. 

ASHLEY, STEPHEN, son of Rev. Joseph, son of Samuel, sou 
of David, son of Robert, Sen., m. Elizabeth Hillings, 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 Sprin(>field, 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, Williau), Jr., Hon. Chester, Elisha ; by his second 

* Epitaph on the tomb slone at Sunderland, Mass. " In memory of Uev. Josepli .Ashley, the son 
of Mr. Samuel Ashley, who was born at VVestfield, Mass.. Oct. I llh, J709 graduated at Yale 
College, 1730, married Anna Dewey, Feb. llilh, 1733, was ordained over the church and people 
of VViriche.-ter, N. H., 173ri, left there on account of the Indians, 1745, was insUilled over the 
chur.h and people in Sunderland, Mass., 174'J, died Feb. 8, I7'J7, in the 88th year of his age, 
and in the (i 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 wi.<e shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that 
turn many to righteousness, as the stars forever and ever." 

(l-'npicd from the tomb-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 ihtheoffic3 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, Asliley was 
an important member of that learned body of statesmen. He was a 
gentleman of fine, commanding appearance ; no nian 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 father. 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 Pynchon, of Springfield, Mass., married Miss Wyllys, daughter of Gov. George 
VV'yllys, of Hartford, Conn., in 1645. She became the mother of Mniy Pynchon, who married 
Hon. Josepli Whiting, and was the great grandmother of Hon. John Ashley, of Sheffield. 

Mary Ashlpy, late of Sheffield, Mass., widow of Gen. .Tohn Ashley, left a book printed m 
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^js^^cand son' of Robert, of 
Springfield, was b. in 1646, and m. SaralV,"li<; daughter of William 
Wadsworth, of Hartford, where he settled,' His children were, Jo- 
seph, Jonathan, Samuel, Sarah and Rebecca, ^t^te j£l J30, .195. 
He (1. in 1704, and left a widow. „ • '^ . 

ASHLEY, JOSEPH, son of Jonathan, aftd gragd-soft^df R-obert, d. 
at Hartford, in 1754 : left no sons. His (daughters yr^je, Hannah, 
who ra. Samuel Day ; Ann, m. Samuel Clark, of Windsor; Mary, 
and Jerusha Ashley. Estate £189. Great-grandahiRi-en 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, 
liad all the land of his father, and paid legacies to his sisters. 

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

ASHLEY, Lieut. EZEKIEL, of Hartford, his will ofTered by his 
relict, Hannah, in Aug., l*/45 : 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. Bults, 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. May 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 royai pupil, fiom 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 163.5, were embarked in the Merchant Bonaventure, James 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 14th 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. Q.. Adams,) died of Apo- 
plexy, at Highgate, in Vermont, April, 1852. (See JOSEPH ALLEN, p. 45.) 


ter, 1639, and probably 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 Miltbrd, were requested by the General 
Court of Connecticut, in Sept., 1641, to settle the bounds " between 
Paquanuck and Uncoway." (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 j£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 VTepowaug,) 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. lo39, held on money matters. 

At a meeting held Nov. 20, 1639, by the lirst freemen of Milford, Wm. Fowler, Edraond Tapp, 
Zachariah Whitman, John Astwood and Richard Miles, were chosen " Judges in all civil affairsi 
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 dau£[hter 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 administration 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 foundamintaH agretm' made in a general! meeting of all the ffree 
Planters of this towne, on the 4th of the fowerth naoneth called June, namely, thai church 
members onely, shall be free burgesses, and they only shall chuse among themselves, magistrates 
and officers, to have the power of transacting all publique, civill affayres of this plantation, of 
making and repealing lawes, dividing inheritances, deciding of ditferences that may arise, and 
doing all things and businesses, of like nature. Itt was therefore ordered by all the said ffree 
Planters, that all those that hereafter, should be received as planters into this plantation, should 
also submitt to the said foundamentall agreement and testifie the same by subscribing tlieii 
names vnder the names of the aforesat* 

Planters, as foUoweth — 
Mr. Theoph. Eaton, Tho. Kimberly, Will. Potter, 

Mr. John Davenport, John Benliam, John Mossee, 

Mr. Sam. Eaton, Mr. Wilkes, John Charles, 

Mr. Robi Newman, Tho. Jeffreys, Richard Beach, 

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

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

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

Mr. Browninge, Wm. Preston, Mathew Hitchcocii, 

Mr. Linge, John Brockett, ffrancis Hali, 

Mr. William Touttle, Jer. Di.xon, Richard OsborR, 

Mr. Cheevers, Rob' Hill, James Clarke, 



ATWELL, (Atwill, Atvvel.) This name was in Connecticut 
about 1700, east of Connecticut river; tlie 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, 1675. (See Farmer and Huh. 
bard.) Two of the name graduated at Brown University, H. 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. {Fanner.) JOHN 
ATWOOD, Assistant in Plymouth Colony, in 1638. He brought 
to New England a large estate ; died in 1644. (Farmer.) 

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

And" Low, 
Will. Thorpe, 
John Ponderson, 
John Johnson, 
Edw'i Wigglesworth, 
John Clarke, 
Sam. Whitehead, 
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" Ilawley, 

Will his W mark Gibbins, 

Richard Merriman, 
Edward JJ Chepperfield, 
Stephen Metcalfe, 
Tho' Powell, 
James Russell, 
Peter Browne, 
John, his if mark, 

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

Adam — Nicholls, 
Thos g Beamont, 
Joshua Atwater, 
Tho' Osborne, 
John Wakeman, 

Wm. his VV mark Davis, 
Francis /^ 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^. 9d. 

AT WOOD, JOSIAH, son of Capt. Thomas, m. Bathsheba, daugh- 
ter of Bazalael Lattimer, 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. 
?»Iay 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, JOSIAPI, Jr., m. Caroline Mygatt, April 13, 1751, 
by Rev. E. Whitman ; had issue, Pluldah, 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, m. 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, William, 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- 
JAMLN enlisted into the U. S. Army. ORRY m. Cady. NO- 
BLE ATWOOD, b. Oct. 26, 17.58, m. Margaret Judd, daughter of 
Stephen, and had issue : Curtiss, Stephen, Warner, Nancy, Elijah. 
Noble d. Sept. 1.3, 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 1652. (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 1654, 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." "And 
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- 
nierly 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 tlien removed to Hartford, Conn., where he m. widow 
Mary Hooker, (maiden name Stanley,) Dec. 8, 1713, the mother of 
Capt. Natiianiel 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 Suf- 
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 Suffield, Nathaniel, b. May 20, 1678 ; Elizabeth, b. 
July 8, 1681 ; 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 Cliurcli 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. at^the Lower Township of" Housatonick," (Shef- 
field,) Jan. 23, 1730-1 ; Anthony, b. at Sheffield, Oct. 2, 1733. 
Anthony 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, Hon. 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 family 
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. Fie 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 offices, 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, 
and 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, of 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, 
D. 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 Sheffield, 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, Joseph, 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 fomily.) 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 iiad a son Anthony, b. in 1667, (who was probably the 
same Anthony Austin that settled at Sutfield, 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,) WILLI AM, 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, 17.33 ; 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, with 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 ; which last Society probably received its name from 
those settlers who had removed there from Pi'eston. 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 William, 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. Twooftliis 
name graduated at Yalo 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 AVERH.L, a na- 
live 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 fLimily 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 1705 ; 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- 
th.rop'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 
to the bar at Utica, N. Y., 1821 ; Bank Attorney at Rochester, 1824 or 1825; Clerk of the Court 
of Equity in the 8th Circuit of New York, 1826 ; 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, 1843. In 1850, ho was h( nored with the 
appointment of Law Professor in Genesee 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, except Dr. Bushnell, who was born at Litcb- 
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, Jux., 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, Jan., 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. 
{Fell.) Also, THOMAS, a blacksmith, of Salem, in 1659. {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, 1654. 
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. {Farmer.) 

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 was 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. 

A YRAULT, NICHOLAS, Jr., of Wethersfield, son of Dr. Nicho- 
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, ITS^, 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. ; 

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, wlio 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- 
ford, 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 style. — Thu year in New England, as well as Old England, formerly began 
on the 25tli 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, that the year which commenced 
with the 25th of March, should commence Jan. 1, 1752, with the addition of 11 days, so that 
Sept. M, 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 11 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 1650. He soon 
had a son, he named Joseph. The above is the tradition of the fam- 
ily. (See BADCOCK.) 

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. Gaius 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., 3(1 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 one 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. 

Lucretia 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 m. 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. 

Tlie Connecticut Courant was first printed at Hartford, by Thomas Green, in 1764, and contin- 
ued by Elienezer Watson, until his death, during the war of the 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, who d. unmarried, July 27, 1S08, 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 mother, 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 1810, 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 lie 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 that 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 Windham. 

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, Ju», 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 1, 1729-30 ; Elizabeth, 
b. Feb. 17, 1731-2 ; Lucretia, b. Feb. 22, 1733-4. Sibil, his wife, 
d. Aug. 7, 175.5. 

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., son of 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, ISAAC, 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 mini?try. 

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 west on the road, also north on the 
I'oad 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 1659. 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, in 1659, as follows, 

"At a meeting at Goodman 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 V\ hite. 
John Barnard, 
Andrew Bacon, 
William Lewis, 
William VVestwnod, 
Richard Goodman, 
John Arnold, (did not go.) 
William Partridge, 

John Marsh, James Northaai, 

Robert Webster, (not go.) Samuel Gardner, 

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

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

Widow Watson, (not go.) 
Andrew Warner, 
Mr. Russell, 
Gregory Woollerton,(did not go.) 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, 
John Coltman, (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 Bolt wood, 

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 hia 
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, anid 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 Plartford, 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 Elizabetli 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," &c. 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, 55. 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 unckcll 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. Apri\ 
14, 1655, m. John Boarn, Oct., 1677 ; Andrew, b. Feb. 4, 1656-7, 


d. ; Nathaniel, Jr., b. July 20 or 25, 1659 ; (Nathaniel's name was 
changed to Thomas, and so recorded ;) John, b. March 14, 1661—2, 
m. Sarah Wetmore, Nov. 26, 1685 ; Mary, 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 cliildren : 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, Jun., 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 Cornwall, 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 Middletown, and other property. 

BACON, ANDREW, son of Nathaniel, Sen., m. Mehitable Wet- 
more, Feb. 12, 1692, daughter of Thomas, 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 Bstlier, 13, and Abigail, 11 years old. 


BACON, BERIAH, son of Nathaniel, Sen. His first wife, Eliz- 
abeth Perpoint. She d. 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 ; Annali, b. July 12, 1722 ; Bethiah, b. June 8, 1728 ; 
Pierpoint, b. May 27, 1724. Beriah, the father, d. May 15, 1730, 
and after tjie 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, j£517, 
Is. 2d. 

BACON, JOHN, Ju.\., 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, Jan., 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 Bevin, 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, iie was b. at Middlefield, a society in Middletown, July 5, 
1731. He settled in early life at Woodbury, Conn., 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 15. 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, aged 
56. He often represented Woodbury in the Legislature j Magis- 
trate and Judge of Probate, &:c. 


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

Garry, b. April 5, 1778, m. first, Sally Miner, April 4, 1793, had 
a son George. The mother d. May 11, 1812, 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. 1S51. Garry, the father, d. Feb. 
25, 1821, aged 43 years. 

BACON, DANIEL, of the Middletown family, m. Mary Aber- 
nethy, of Farmington, Oct. 24, 176.5, and had issue ; Daniel H., b. 
Oct. 30, 1766; Seth, b. Oct. 7, 1768 j 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, 9*. 6d. His widow Elizabeth m. Mr. Miller, for her sec- 
end husband ; d. Jan. 1746-7, aged 70. Distributed to widow Eliz- 
abeth Miller, £843, 15*. Id.; to Jeremiah, only son, £945, 18^. 2d.; 
to Elizabeth, £472, 195. 

BACON, JOSIAH, son of Andrew, of Middletown, d. about 1750. 
Inventory, £5715, 135. 5d. Distribution to his children, in 1751 ; to 
Josiah, Jr., £1862, 17^. 6rf. ; to Andrew, £931, 8s. 9d. ; to Samuel, 
Mary Wright, and Thankful Bacon, each, £931, 8s. 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 Simsbury, 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, 12s. M. 

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

SAMUEL, of Barnstable, 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 oC 
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 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 ami- 
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 1G16 ; 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 1605, 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. " " 164-2, 

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, Probate, 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. {Conwiunicated by 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 feese, betw. three 
cocks ar. 

There was also a coat of arms in Essex and Kensington, Co. Mid- 
dlesex, ; also one in Devonshire ; also one other 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 Wiiidliam, retains the original name of Badcock. James 
Badcock, of Windham, had a daughter Zcrdiah, b. June 18, 1705. 


It is probable the Badcocks and Babcocks 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 ; and 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 spelliiig 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 Talcott, 
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 VVethersfield, 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, 
105. 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 Hrtrtford, 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., Pliebe, 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 Jn 1640. THOMAS and HANNAH BAYLY, 
of Weymouth, ha*d a son John, b. 1687. THOMAS, of Weymouth, 
freeman, 1666. JOHN and JAMES BAILY, of Weymouth, made 
free 1673. JONAS, 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."^. 
BAILEES, (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, (Baeor, 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, 1052, 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 1067, 
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 laud given him by his grandmother, Abigail Basey, was 
distributed to Joseph's brothers. 

BAKER, JOHN, Jr., d. 1697, left widow Mary, and children : 
Joseph, aged 7 ; Elizabeth, 4, and John. 

BAKER, (Backer, Bacor,) JOHN, Jr., m. Marcy Cary, 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, 1763. 

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. THOMAS is in the list of Free Planters, at Milford, Nov. 
29, 1-639, where he continued until 1650, when he removed to East 
Hampton, L. Island, and became a Magistrate there under the Gov- 
ern;-T.ent of Connecticut. He was a member of the upper house of 
the Legislature, held at Hartford, May 17, 1660 ; also, Oct. 9, 1662; 


also, May 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, ofDed- 
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 Aug., 
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 
THOxMAS, 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 America, 
Wm. Barker, Master, to Virginia,* from England, 1635. BAKER 
is an old name at Hartford and Milford, in Conn., and at Boston, 
Dorchester, Charlestovvn, 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. 25, 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. Bai- 
ker or Baker, (Scotland.) has a coat of arms. ALEXANDER, 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 ancnstors 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 this 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 this 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 a. 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. ThM- 
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 OBADIAH and RICHARD, of Milford, removed to "Cehansee," 
about 1702. (Ali/f. Rec, 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, 1673. 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. (Trmiibull 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 7io 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, wlio 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, 1657 ; Abigail, b. 

Nov. 15, 1658 ; Obadiah, b. Oct. 29, 1660 ; Sarah b. 20, 1663 ; 

a son, b. 2d week in June, 1665. {Milf. 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 
only 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, 1663, and others of the name at Mil- 
ford. JOHN, Sen., of Norwich, who in. at Guilford, had a son, 
John, b. 1654, and Hannah, b. 16.56. 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 first 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, 1070. 
JOSEPH, Sen., and Jr., of Hatfield, took the oath of allegiance 
in Massachusetts, 1678. NATHANIEL, a brother of Obadiah «nd 
Richard, of Milford, removed to Cohansee, about 1702. (See Milf. 
Rec, 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 P».EV. 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 Ebenezer, 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 llie 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 Madley, Mass., 
was a sister of said Ward; that said Elizabetli (Ward) Baldwin authorized her son, John Catlin, 
and John Ward, (" turners,") of Newark, to act for her in relation to the estate of tlieir uncle, 
Lawrence Ward [S. II. 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? 
Deacon L. Ward was probably an old man, and his sister, Elizabeth Baldwin, of Hadley, per- 
haps not many years younger. The Wards, who were the first settlers at Newark, went from 
Wethersfield to Branford, and thence 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 ofJ^cwarh, and Conger, both say that Catlin and his wife, Mary, were at 
Newark until about 168i, 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 Coimecticut 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 cliildren 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 upperand netlier springs be upon you and yours. I remain, Sir, your afl;"ection- 
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, (O. 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. He preaciied at Westfield 
thirty-five years, where he died Feb. 12, 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 
Ballafitine, b. July 11, 1751; Winthrop, b. March 16, 1754, d. 
1758 ; Ebenezer, b. July 14, 1756 ; Lydia, b. March 15, 1759, 
m. Seih King ; second Winthrop, b. June 9, 1762, m. Ruth Chapin, 
of Salisbury, Conn. Mary, daughter of Rev. John Ballantine, of 
Westfield, m. Oct. 17, 1769, Maj: Gen. John Ashley, of Sheffield, 
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 Eiartwood ; 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 the revolution, and 
was for a time a surgeon at West Point, N. "V . ; 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. EUlad 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. 2.5, 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 cliild 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 Andover, 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, 
m. 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: 
she d. Nov. 11, 1740, aged 86 years. 

Mary Ballantine, b. August 3, 1720, daughter of Col. John and 
Mary, m. Thomas Wade, of Boston, 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 
Suflield, 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 

BALLANTLNE, WINTHROP, son of Rev. John, of Westfield, 
m. Ruth Chapin, of Salisbury, Ct. Fie 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, Joiin, 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. 1, 1718 ; John, b. June 17, 1720 ; 
David, b. April 1, 1723 ; Joseph, b. Aug. 20, 1727 ; Abner, b. June 


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 Bran ford. 

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 ofliice, unless they were 
members of the church, &c. 

EDWARD 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 lime after called MiJford. He was prosecuted for a 
rescue with John Harrison, Feb., 1672-3, but released from the 
fines by paying court charges. In 16S3-4, 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 20s., to Mr. John Whiting 205. ; 
witnessed by Gregory Wintevton 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, 1680 ; perliaps 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 6th of 2d mon., 1655 ; Margaret, b. ICth of 
8th mo., 1656 ; Anna, b. 10th of 7th mo., 1858 ; 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 Staflford,* and an original 
proprietor of tiie 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. Gralwni 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 Suffield, 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, J 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 


Dec. 23, 1730, £373, 10s. lid. 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, m. 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 office 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 hadciiildren 
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, 16.51 ; 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, 1669. 

BARBER, THOMAS, Jr., m. Mary Phelps, 166-, and had issue : 

Mary, b. ; Sarah, b. July 12, 1669. Thomas d. at Simsbury, 

May 10, 1701. Estate, ^488, 18*. M. 

BARBER, SAMUEL, son of Thomas, Sen., wife, Mary Long, 

* As late as April, 1773, it was voted at Simshiiry "to sing on the Lord's days, in the after- 
noon, according to the rules taught in the singing schools, in this and the neigliboring 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 linchj, than the congregation had 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!" popery ! ! 


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, JOSIAH, 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, Sarah 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, I8s. 3d., taken May 21, 1713. 

BARBER, MINDWELL, (daughter of Samuel, deceased, and 
Ruth,) d. unmarried, and her brother Joseph appointed administrator, 
March, 1713; inventory j£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, Josepii, David, Benjamin, John, William, Mary, 
Ruth, Elizabeth and Sarali ; 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, 4s. 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 VVilliam, 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, Iier dear husband, in court, in 1712 ; letter of ad- 
ministration granted to her as his relict, June, 1714 ; inventory dated 
April 2, 1712 ; £161, 10s. Mary Buell, in 1719, was guardian for 


John and ^fary's children, in 1719, viz., Mercy, about sixteen years 
years old in 1719; William, thirteen; Mary, 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*. 
Ad.; 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 
Wethersfield 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 Bewell 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, Barnabio 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., Jr., 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 SLaffordshire, 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 Westfield, or Suffield, 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. Se^t. 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. {Wiridsor Reco-d.) 

BARBER, NATHANIEL, deceased, of Mampton : daughter Ma- 
ry, baptized Dec. 28, 1729. 

Bx\RCLET, in 1643, was the master o'f James Hallet, 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 .lohn Barber, who was son of Samuel. Ihe son of Thomas, who was one of the first 
English settler* on this Continent." — (Probably an error) 


during the pleasure of y' court, provided Barclet first removed his 
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 10.s. 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 Suffield, 1676. 
He m. Mercy, and had Samuel, b. April 15, 1679 ; Oliver, b. March 
20, 16S1, 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, Gineral Court, 1668, to make 
way for those parsons to be admitted ireemen, (of Windsor,) Joseph 
Gillett, Joseph Skinner, Tahan Grant, Jonathan Winchell, Nicholas 
Buckknd, Samuel Barker and Mr. Chancy." (Book 2, p. U, 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 Say brook, 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 Dartmouth 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 Wol- 
cott, and other eminent men. He was early found by Trumbull and Dr. Dwiglit, to possess po- 
etic talents of the highestorder. In 1778, he delivered his poem "On the Prospect of Peace." 
After he graduated he read law and divinity for a short time, and received the office of chap- 
Iain in the army. In 17 S3, he resumed the study and profession of law, and located 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 " Sciota 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 " Nasty Pudding," shewed 
his poetic talent as happily as any effort he 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 v^ ay to VVIlna, to confer 
•with the Emperor Napoleon, he took a violent cold: his lungs became inflamed while at a small 
village in Poland, {Zaricanica.) Oct. 2, 1812, where he died. 

Mr. Barlow married a daughter of Michael Baldwin, of New Haven, a sister of Hon. Kerry 


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, 1(545 ; and Juror, '45. JOHN, 
Sen. 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 Sufiield, by the Com- 
mittee in 1680, in High street, in Sufiield, fifty acres of land, where 
he settlfd. Not found where he was from. 

BARLOW, JAMES, of Sufiield, 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 
Tiiarringe, 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. 

BARNAPvD, 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 a half-sister of Hon. Abraham Baldwin, of Georgia, 
(See BALDWIN.) Not known whether he left children. 

A sister of Mrs Barlow, accompanied hini and his lady to France; this Bister married an 
officer in the United Stales Army. 



(This name is spelt Bernard, and Barnard.) Jolin 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. lOrf. 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 1658, 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 (he 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 left 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. 25, 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 Hved 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. about 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 whicli 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, off Sandy Hook, aged 30. 

Harvey m. Phebe 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 Siinsbury. ^ 

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, the 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 : bis v 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. TLMOTHY, 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 ni. 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, 
Margaret and Julia, with tlieir 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, ALGERNONS., the eldest son, m. Elizabeth Key- 


nolds, daughter of William, before named, and resides in Illinois. 
They have three children, viz., 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, P)sq., 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, ni. Wm. J. McCarlee, 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. {Tombstone.) 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, Hannah, Miriam and Roxnna. 

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, Selah 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, 2eth 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 tlie 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 hi ack smith, 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 
six 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., M'ho 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 Wetherstield, 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 Iladdam, (Mary, his relict.) She died 
Feb., 1715-16 ; estate ^229, 2*. 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 ; 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 Gravcsend, of their •' conformitie in 
o'' religion," and took the oath of allegiance and supremacy. (//. 
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, search- 
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. 

BARNES, 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 March 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 tiie 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 3, 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,f 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 ; 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 Csesar 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 kw 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 tlie Norwaike Indians (deed) lands east of 
Norwalke river, Feb. 26, 1640, viz., "all the lands, meadows, pasturinge, trees, whatsoever their 


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 Norwalke, the otlier Soakatuck, to the 
middle of sayed rivers, from the sea a day's walke into the country." 

On the 20th of April, 1640, Capt. Daniel Patrick purchased of Norwake Indians the ground 
called in the deed, '• Sacuntjte napucke ; also Mecanworth I 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 naturell 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 Miirvin, Rithard Seamer, Thomas Spencer, Thomas Hales, Nathaniel Ruskoe, Isaacke 
Graves, Ralph Keeler, John Holioway, Edward Church, John Ruskoe," &c,, about planting Nor- 
walke, over the 19th day of June, 1650. The precise time the first families located at Nor- 
walke, as settlers, is not fully certain, probably as early as 1651, as Rev. Mr. Hanford, (Ur. 
Trumbull says,) began to preach there in 165i. 



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 * 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. 

BARTHOLOMEW^E, 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 dbunty. 

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 
Mass., 1640. (Farmer.) 

May 12, 1664, Mr. Barton, Henry Pering, and others, of Long 
Island, were made freemen by Connecticut. 

Barton has twenty-eight 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 rn. 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 : he d. 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 Yarmouth, 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 Mitcheirs History of Bridgewater, and RusselVs 
Guide to Plymouth.) 

BARTLETT, CHRISTOPHER, of Newbury, b. about 1623 ; 
hem. 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 ; 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. Elizabeth 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. Josiah 
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 al 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 

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 Barllitt, Edwards Francis, George Grisvvold, 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 exposed by "their remoate 
living from neighbours and 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 
houses vppon his sentinel) 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 j£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. He 



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 Nor walk, 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, 9*., 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 influ- 

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 Watertown, 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 to 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 ; Farnier 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 ; Sillens, (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. 28, 1699. 

BATES, Lieut. JAMES, of Haddam ; his estate distributed 1732, 
over £900 : widow Mary ; grand-daughter, Elizabeth Fuller : chil- 
dren, Ruth Gibbs, j£15S, 3s. 4(Z. ; Rebecca Comslock, £158, 3^. 'Id. ; 
Cloe Hall, £158, Ss. 4d. ; Mary Comstock, £158, 3*. Ad. ; 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, 
125. ; 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, 
5*. lOd. He was one of the twenty-eight proprietors of the town of 
Haddam, and purchaser. 

John and James Bates, of Middletown, in 1677. 


BATE, Mr. JAMES, had several parcels of land at Thirty Mile 
Island, recorded June 18, 1668. 

BATES, JAMES and Dorothy, of Colchester, had Zachariah, h. 
June 27, 1742 ; Ephraim, b. May 13, 1744 ; Dorothy, b. Aug. 10, 
1746 ; Oliver, b. July 17, 1748 ; Sarah, b. July 8, 1750 ; Rachel, 
b. June 30, 1754. 

John Bates, 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 Yale 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, aa 
his own, unless altered by the Testator, and made Ricliard 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 purpose 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 
his 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, Nof 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, Ge7i. Beg.) 

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. G, 1G79 ; 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 otiicrs. 

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 Elizabetli, 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, W^n. 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. 
Robbins, 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 : liis children were Stephen, Powell, 
George, Sellick and Betsey. 

BATTEIISON, STEPHEN, son of George, m. Sarah Ward- 
well, at Norvvalk, Oct. 20, 17S4, and had children b. there : Abi- 
gail, William, Isaac and Stephen, Jr. 

BATTERSON, POWELL, son of George, Sen., m. Betsey Wil- 
son, at Norvvalk, 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 
tliree 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, of Bloomfield, Conn., Jan., 1830; five 
sons and one daughter. 

Laura m. Harvey Griswold, of Roxbury, had six children. 

Cyrus m. 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. 
I, 1343 ; Hiram Roberts, b. Marcb 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. 

BATTERSON, 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, (Basconib, 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 
165S. 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; 
ElizaLeth, 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; 
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 Plartford. 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 Windliam, 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. 
5, 1693. 

BASS, WILLIAM, of Mass., freeman, 1638. (Farmer.) 

Seven of this name have graduated at Harvard College. 

BASS, Ret. 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 Goodvifife 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 hfe," and if the Governor could not go, then Mr. W^elles was to go in 
Ills place. {Conn. Col, Record, printed p, 2'20,) 


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, Good wife 
Emery and Good wife 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 the 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 1654 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 Gondvvife Staplies 
was a witch," &c. Implications on this trial are, that Goodvvife 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, 1680-1, had three acres and 
twenty rods of land lying upon the place called " Oallows 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 brook, 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, 1654 ; also see Professor 
Kingsley'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. {N. 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 Mildred 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- 
gall, 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, 1708 ; 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, 17.57, 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, daugliter 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, Rachcll 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. 

BEACH, 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 Watertown, 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, 1730. 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 Ilawley, 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 lias 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 lie 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 York, 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 ^1,200 in property, in 1772. But thinking his location 
was endangered, by being coritiguous 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 iiud 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 river, 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 jRev. 
John Marshes 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, 
Thomas Spencer, the elder; Samuel Andrews, and his wife Eliza- 
beth — she wag the daughter of the wife of Berding. He also noti- 
ced Sarah, Hannah, Mary and Martha Spencer, daughters of Thom- 
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, 405. each, and made them overseers 
of his will. Inventory made Sept. 14, 1674 ; £282, 155. lOrf. 

ABIGAIL, widow of Nathaniel Berding, d. March 20, 1082 : 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, and 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, 
1G51. He was appointed (as Goodman Beardsley,) by the General 
Court, Oct. 6, 1659, with Rev. Mr. Blackman, Mr. Fairchild, and 
.Toseph 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 w^as 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- 
liaps 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. {Gvide to Plymouth, p. 142.) 

As John Beauchamp,* of Hartford, came from 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 fJartford, Nov. 14, 
1740, aged 88 years, where he yet has descendants, in the female 
branch of his family. 

MARGARET, wife of John, d. Dec. 8, 1727, aged 59 ; their chil- 

dren were, Adam, Isaac, m. ; Isaac's daughter m. an Ellmore ; 

Peter, lost at sea, in the year 1719 ; Mary, ni. 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 cliildren of Marian, were, Marian, b. July 4, 1717, 
John,:j: (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, 1753, aged 7 months ; Mareane, b. March 

I, 1755, d. Oct. 2, 1750, 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, 1740, in ye 88 year of his age." 

" Here lies the body of M« Margrele, the wife of Mr. John Beauchamp, who died Dec. ye 8"i, 
1727, aged 59 years." 

t In the records of the city of Boston, we find, Aug. 28. 1713, John Lawrence, of Jersey, (fa- 
ther of the Treasurer of Connecticut,) was published to Marian Beauchamp, of Boston. 

t 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 children are : Alice Lawrence, Charles Sheldon, and Seth 
Clarence, (twins.) 

Edward Slieldon 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 Vl^illiam 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 his 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, 1G86, and d. in Boston, April 2G, 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, 
daughter 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 ciiild of Ezekiel Huntley, Esq., of Norwich, 
Conn., where she was born, Sept. 1, 1791. 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 1819, Miss Huntley was m. to Charles Sigourney, Esq., a lead- 
ing merchant of Hartford, and a gentleman of education, and literary taste. Mrs. Sigourney is 
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." "Wm. 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, became 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, of 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 INIr. 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. Rutli 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, Bczaleel 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 flimily 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. Eec.) 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." {TriLm- 
hulVs Col. Rec.j'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,) NA'THAN, resided at Norwalk, as early 
as 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, 
XXI. 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 Galpin, 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 n>an. 

In January, 1743-4, David Beers, of New Haven, was appointed 
guardian for his son, Benjamin, wiio 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 Watertown, Mass., 
where he liad 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 Juduh, b. 1646 : Richard and Eliza- 
beth Beers, of Watertown, Mass., had Jabez, b. Oct. 4, 1651 : Rich- 
ard and Martha, had Abigail," b. 1653 ; Joseph, b. 15th of the 10th 


nio., 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 Watertovvn, Farmer 
notes Anthony Beers, of Mass., freeman, 1057; 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 £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, bs. ; 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, \\s. 
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 Cadwell, 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- 


oncl 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. 

JOSEPFI, son of Nathaniel, b. Sept. 19, 1695, m. Mary, daughter 
of Benjamin Judd, of Farmington, Oct. 23, 1723, and had issue: 
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; second 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; issue: 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 10*. for unseasonable and immoder- 
ate drinking at tlie pinnace, 1639 ; plaintiff 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 sliillings for using ardents, 16:59. Steplicn 
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 Flolmes, in March, 1663. The town voted 
in 1667, " that Stephen Beck" 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 originarsettlcrs 
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 Dcdham, 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 Walton ; estate ■£•296. 

BELCHliR, 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. 

BELCHER, ANDREW, the first innkeeper at Cambridge, about 
1G52, when " the townsmen granted liberty to Andrew Belcher, to 
sell beare and bread, for 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. 

BELDEN, 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 dale, 1641, 
the lands of Rich Bayldon, (those given him by the lowne, 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 Wethersfield, but 
that one of them, (William,) 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 di.stinct 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, 
'lomisin ; 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; 
Daniel, b. Nov. 20, 1648; John, b. Jan. 9, 1650; Susannah, b. 
Nov. 5, 1651 ; Maiic, 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 Bee.) 

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. 

PHINE\S, 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- 
nriah 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, 1657. 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, wiiere 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, 1825 ; 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., 1678, 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 different branches of the family, changed to Belden, which 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 j Na- 
thaniel, b. Aug. 13, 1663 ; Tliomas, John. Abraham, Joseph, Jere- 
miah, b. Jan. 1, 1687. 

SAMUEL, of VVoburn, 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 Bee, B. 
1, p. 4, in Kill.) Mathew, Jr., probably was in that part of Wal- 
lingford, then called West bury, 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 Mathew, 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, '2s. 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 falher'cj 
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 VVallingford, where he lived, and he provided thus 
liberally for his other children and wife. He gave £4 to the 
church in 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- 
<ient 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 Erskinc, 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. Dec. 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 iiad children : Jonathan, Daniel, Joseph, Edward and 

Note. — The first society in the North-purchase, in Woodbury, was made a society by the 
name of Betklehem, Oct., 1739. Town incorporated in May, J787, by the name of Kethlem. 


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. Bellaiuy, 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 only child Joseph M. 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 HoUys, 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 Sta\iiford. 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 M'ith 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, RichJ Gildersleeve, Ed"" 
Wood, Jon. Wood, Jer. Wood, Samuel Clarks, Tho^ Weeks. John Woods, Jon Jaggar, Jo. 
Knapp, Jo. Searnan, Sam. Sherman, Hen. Smith, Vincent Simking, Dan. Finch, Jo. Northend," 
twenty families. {Stamford.) 

In 1641, thirty men at Stamford paid in one hundred bushels of com, which was after- 
wards allowed them, in May, 1641, at New Haven, viz.. '■ Serg' Math. Mi c hell, 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, .lonas Wood, 2,3, Cim. Wood, 2,2, Jon. 
Wood, 22, Sam. Clark, 2,2, Francis Bell, 2,2, Jon Jagar, 2.2, JefTery I'"erris, 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, Richj 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, 1605, 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 SellecK's, Law, Seely, Dan Hardy, Brown, Buxton, 
Thompson, Gurnsey, Jagger, Ferris, Stevens, Simkins, Theal, Wes- 
cott, Lock wood, Scofield, Smith, Ambler, Green, Clason, Petit, 
Webb, Crissy, Steedwell, Knapp and Hoyt. 

BELL, ROBERT, Hartford, was fined ^10, in 1683, for selling 
Tucker a pint of liquor with which he became intoxicated, in viola- 
tion of law. Robert 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, 1070. 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. 1.5, 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. 25, 1738 ; Hezekiah, b. July 
19, 1740 ; Elisha, b. Sept. 5, 1743. 

BELL, JOPIN, 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 tlie New Haven colony, 
in 1643. 


Bell is an 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 has 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 Saybrook, 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 Bellingliau), freeman there in 1636. Farmer no- 
tices 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,) was 
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. G:n. 
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. 1684 ; left 


three sons. John, d. 1703; had two sons; Benjamin, b. 169S, m. 
Elizabeth Abbe, 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, sot- 
tied in East Hartford. 

BEAMON, SYMON, of Springfield, m. Alice Young, Dec. 15, 
1654, and had issue born there, viz., John, b. the 12th ot'tl e second 
month, 1657; Daniel, b. y^ 15th of the first month, 1058; 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. 25, 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 tlie colony of N. Plymouth, are in the list of Scituate, of tliose 
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 Thomas, 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 ^'S. 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 1.500, 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. 1.500, 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 1617. He m. Mary Bridgum, 


and was by trade a weaver. His father m. a second wife, Mrs. 
Bridgum, (a widow,) whose daughter Mary, m. Tliomas when of 
age, (1G:^8.) Thomas Benedict and Mary carne to Mass. in the 
same vessel, and were soon after married. Me remained for a time 
there and then removed to Southold, L. I., wliere they had nine chil- 
dren born, viz., Thomas, Jolm, Samuel, James, Daniel, Betty, Mary, 
Sarah and Rebecca. From Southold he removed to Huntington, h, 
L, and resided there 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, &c., applied to Col. Nichols to 
settle upon the river, (Arthur-Cull Bay,) now Elizabethtown, 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 the towns upon L. I., to elect two dele- 
gates in each town, of the most sober, able and discreel 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 York, 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 ol Norwalk. He was also chosen town clerk 
in 1669, also in 1672, at twenty shillings a year, which office he 
held many years. (See Hairs 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 1065, 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- 
diet 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 NorwaJJc, wiih Ralph Kelor, (fee, in May, 1674. This 
was early a highly respectable fai-^ily in the colony. (Col. Rec.) 

BENEDICT, THOMAS, *2cl, 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. ; lie removed to Norwalk with his father. He m. Phebe, daugh- 
ter of John Gregory, of Norwalk, Nov. 11, 1670, and had chibdren : 
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.' 

Tliis Samuel, witli 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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