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DESCENDANTS 



EDWARD SHEPARD, 

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (1639). 



BY 

JAMES SHEPARD, NAMAN SHEPPARD, A. E. B. SHEPHERD. 



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Reprinted from The New England Historical and Gi.xealooical Reoisteh 

for July, 1878. 



BOSTON : 

DAVID CLAPP & SON, PRINTERS, 
.•V)4 Wa.sliington Street. 

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The recipient of this pamphlet is respectfully requested to correct mistakes, and send 
any additional information in regard to his or her family, mentioning ofifices held, religious 
belief, residence in different places, various occupations, graduation from any institution of 
learning, ordination in the ministry, &c., to 

6sUv-- NAMAN SHEPPARD, 150 Crown St., New Haven, Ct. 
Or to 

A. E. SHEPHERD, 321 W. 33d St., New York. 




BINDING I 
NUMBER 5- 
OF 1898. J 



DESCENDANTS OF EDWAED SIEPAED. 



IT is supposed that this Edward Shepard came from England, but no 
mention has been found of him previous to his appearance in New 
England, nor have we beeti able to trace any connection between him and 
some half dozen other Shepards who came to this country about the same 
time. 

" Edward Shepard ; — ^bought of James Herringe one dwelling-house, with a gar- 
den : abuttelling on John Betts north east, Edward Mickersonon the north, Mr. 
Andrews west, the highway (now South Street, between Holyoke & Dunster) 
south. — More, a small garden, on the other side the highway : abutelling on John 
Thrumbull east and south, on Mr. Paine's yard west, on the highway north. More, 
upon the south side of Charles River, a lot of planting land, 5 acres, more or less— 
abutelling Boston field east, John Thrumbull and Mr. Andrews' lands west and 
south, upon the highway and Creek north. 

(Cambridge Rec. 1639, p. 108.) | ^^^^^^^ j^^^^^ 

I Joseph Isake 

I Robert Saunders." 

The following is from the record of " Shepard's and Mitchell's Church," 
which was made up from memory by Rev. Mr. Mitchell, in 1658, after the 
death of Rev. Thomas Shepard. 

" Edward Shepard member in f. c. So also was his wife Violet deceased. Their 
children y* were in minority when He joyned, are, Abigail, now living at Dedham, ; 
Deborah, now also at Dedham, and Sarah now dwelling at Braintree. The eldest 
of these aged twelve, y« 2'^ ten, 3^ seven years, when their Parents joyned, being all 
baptized in England." ■. ' ■ 

Sarah (Shepard) Tomson died at Braintree, Mass., Jan. 15, 1679, ddt. 43,~ 
and would therefore be seven years of age in 1643, and in this year. May 
10, Edward was made a freeman at Cambridge. (It was necessary to be a 
member of the church to be made a freeman.) From the same record : 

" Mary, now the wife of the foresaid Edward Shepard, was dismissed hither from 
Ch. at Dorchester, and is in f. c. with us. Her dau. Mary Pond baptized at Dor- 
chester, was eleven years old at her mother's joyning with us." 

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We have no record of their marriage, but Violet Shepard died Jan. 9, 
1648—9. The daughter of Mary Pond married John Blackman, and their 
first child was born Aug. 10, 1656. We may therefore conclude that Mrs. 
Mary Pond lived at Cambridge before her marriage with Edward Shepard, 
a conclusion the more probable because her first husband, Robert Pond, 
died in 1637 ; that it is also probable that she brought other children with 
her to Cambridge, and that Daniel Pond, who married Abigail Shepard, • 
was her son. Edward Shepard's name, as also that of his son John Shep- 
ard, appears in the town and county records in various relations until 1680- 
81, when his will was proven Aug. 20, 1680, and John sold the homestead 
Sept. 18, 1681, to Owen Warland. 

That he was a mariner appears from his own assertion in deeds — ^o 
Richard Champuey, March 19, 1652; and to W. Fessenden, Feb. 18, 1679, 
and in his will dated Oct. 1, 1674. Also from mention made in the record' 
of the steward of Harv. Coll. 1654, of two importations of wheat "from 
aboard Ed. Shephearde's vessel." 

We have no means of determining the date of his death other than the 
deed to W. Fessenden, 1679, and the proving of his will, 1680. The ori- 
ginal is on file at the Middlesex Probate office, East Cambridge, Mass., and 
the will is also on record there. It is as follows : 

" In the name of God, Amen. Know y*^^ that I Edward Shipheard of Cambridge,- 
New England, mariner, being through the favor of God arrived unto old age expect- 
ing daily my change, I account it my duty to set my bouse in order : and therefore 
do hereby make and declare this instrument for my la.st will and testament, 1: I 
commit my immortal soul into the hands of the Lord God Almighty, the only living 
and true God : distinguished into three glorious persons, The Father, Son and Holy 
Ghost ; resting and relying on the merits, righteousness and satisfaction of my 
dear Lord Jesus Christ for life and salvation. 2, that concerning my body my will 
is y* it be decently interred resting in hope y' by the virtue of Christ's Resurrection 
it shall in God's appointed time be raised up again and united to my soul and both 
soul and body in one man be translated to eternal happiness and there to live with 
God and praise him forever. Lastly, concerning my temporal estate my will is that 
that which shall be and remain after my death, my will is y* my just debts and 
funeral expenses, being first paid, the remainder to be disposed of as followeth, 

Imp^ — I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary either the sum of twenty 
pounds to be paid her by my executors within three months after my decease in such 
household goods and other things as may be suitable for her at equal prices as two 
honest men shall judge or in case of difference to be determined by the County Court, 
or else the use of my dwelling house barn and orchard y* lie on the north side of the 
Street during her life, provided she keep the saine in tenantable repair, all the rest 
of my estate my will and order is y' it be divided into six equal parts — two parts 1 
give and bequeath unto my son John Shipard, or in case of his death before mee, then 
equally to be divided among KTs" children ; unto my dau. Elizabeth one sixth part or 
in case of her death before, then equally to be divided among her children ; unto 
my dau. Deborah one sixth part, and in case of her death before mee then equally 
to be divided among her children : unto the children of Daniel Pond which he had 
by my dau. Abigail deceased one sixth part equally divided ; unto my dau. Sarah 
one sixth part, or in case of her death before me then equally divided among her 
children & I do hereby nonunate and appoint my dear son John Shipard my execu- 
tor of this will, and in case he should decease before me y" I do appoint his eldest 
son my executor, In testimony of the truth hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this first day of Oct. 1674. 

Signed scaled and declared * Edward Sdephard. 

In presence of us, 

Daniel Gookin Sen. 
Daniel Gookin Jim." 



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There is no record of any children by Mary Pond. 

2, Jouii' (Edivard^). Mitchell's church record contains the following : ,\ 
^" John Shepard (son of Edward Shepard, before namec^) and his wife, both . -. 

, in f. c. Their children, Rebecca, John, Sarah, Violet,xJ^ll borne and bap- ^^ 
tized in this Church : Elizabeth, baptized July 29,11)60 ; Edward, bap- C/ 
tized Aug. 3, 1662; Samuel Shepard, baptized July 3d, 1664; Thomas, • 
baptized Nov. 18, 'GQ." 

John made freeman at Cambridge, May 22, 1650. We suppose that be v 
removed to Hartford after the birth of Thomas, 1666, as this is the last \ 

birth recorded in Cambridge. The first mention of him in Hartford is 
found in the Conn. Col. Rec, vol. i. p. 360. _ 

" Receaued by me John Shepherd of my loving Vnkel Gregory Winterton, 
Thirty four pounds w'^'^ be receaued of my Bro : Thomas Greenhili for lands I sold 
him for •w'^^ I made my Vnkel a letter of Attourney, I say receaued by me John 
Shepherd Augs' 4, 1654." 

Hinmah says he was " a man of consequence in the colony." Also says 
that Edward " resided in Hartford." He was known as Serjeant John 
Shepard. He lived in Hartford in what is now known as Lafayette Street, 
just south of new State-House, and owned lands to the Wethersfield 
bounds. 

He married first, Oct. 1, 1649, Rebecca, daughter of Samuel Greenhili. 
She died Dec. 22, 1689, aged about 55, ( Jiidd says she died Dec. 26, 1690.) 
He married second, Susannah, widow of William Goodwin, Sen., Hartford, 
with, whom he made a marriage contract, dated Aug. 3, 1691, 

William Goodwin died Oct. 15, 1689. Her will, dated March 7, 1698, 
mentioning three children by name of Goodwin (John Bigelow and Jona- 
than Butler witnesses), was proven April 14, 1698. William Goodwin 
and John Pratt appointed administrators. 

He married third, Sept. 8, 1698, Martha, widow of Arthur Henbury, 
who survived him." Arthur Henbury was buried Aug. 1, 1687. John 
Shepard died June 12, 1707. Children, all by first wife : 

7. i. Rebecca, b. 1650. 

8. ii. JoHx, b. Jan. 22, 1653. , . 

iii. Sarah, b. March 5, 1656 ; m. Benajah Stone, of Guilford, Ct, 

9. iv. Violet. 

10. V. Elizabeth, b. 1660. ''■•♦ " 
7II. vi. Edward, b. July 31, 1662. 

12. vii. Samuel, b. 1664. 

13. viii. Thomas, b. Nov. 12, 1666. 

14. ix. Deborah. 

15. X. Abigail. 

16. si. Hannah. , 

3. Elizabeth^ {Edvmrd}), according to church record, born in Eng- 
land, -and mentioned in her father's will as though married, but we have not 
yet been able to identify her with any person bearing the name of Eliza- 
beth, though we have found several whose ages and marriage might cor- 
respond, viz. : (1) Elizabeth, wife of Roger Bancroft, Cambridge, 1642; 



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he died Nov. 28, 1653 (probably leaving no children). (2) Wife of Mar- 
tin Saunders, of Braintree. (3) Wife of Dea. John Ridge, of Cambridge. 
(4) Edward Taylor, Boston. This Elizabeth was living Dec. 23, 1683. 
She may have been the wife of Eichard Faxon, and married second, Caleb 
Hobart. Mrs. Hobart died Aug. 9, 1704, set. 71. She may have married 
John Munnings, of Cambridge, or Moses Paine, of Braintree. We have 
been thus explicit in giving the result of our researches, hoping to elicit 
correct information in regard to her marriage and settlement. 

4. Abigail* [Edward}), m. Daniel, son of Robert and Mary Pond, of 
Dedham, above mentioned. After her death, July 5, 1661, he m. Sept. 18, 
1661, Ann Edwards, who survived him, and d. June 6, 1732. He died 
Feb. 4, 1698. Children of Abigail Shepard and Daniel Pond : 

i. Abigail, b. Nov. 5, 1652 ; m. May 3, 1678, John Day. 

ii. Danikl, bapt. Jan, 22, 1653-4 ; d. March 4, 1662. 

iii. John. 

iv. EpHRAiM, bapt. July 6, 1656. 

V. Rachel (Stone), bapt. Sept, 5, 1658. 

vi. Hannah, b. Sept, 5^ 1660 ; m. John Devotion. 

He had also five children by second wife. — Vide Pond Genealogy, by 
Edward D. Harris. 

5. Deborah^ [Edward}), m. Jonathan, Jr., youngest son of Jonathan 
and Grace Fairbanks, who came to Dedham 1641. ■ Children of Deborah 
Shepard and Jonathan Fairbanks : 

i. Deborah, b. June 3, 1654. 

ii. Grace, b. Dec. 17, 1656. 

. iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 12, 1658, 

iv. Edward, b. Jan. 10, 1661. 

v. David, b. Jan. 28, 1663. 

vi. Samuel, b, June 2, 1665. 

vii. MART,b. July 24, 1667. 
viii. Jeremiah, b, 1669. 

Deborah (Shepard) Fairbanks d. Sept. 7, 1705. 

6. Sarah'' [Edward} ),m. April 27, 1656, Samuel, son of Rev. William 
Tomson, Braintree, Mass. She d. Jan. 15, 1679, ast. 43. He d. June 18, 
1695, set. 64. (Rev. William Tomson was born in England, entered Ox- 
ford, Jan. 28, 1619, in his 22d year; m, at Winwich, where he preached ; 
came to New England in 1637. For his descendants, see Register, vol. 
XV. ppvll2-16.) Children of Sarah and Samuel Tomson : 

i. Sarah, b, April 27, 1657. 
ii. Deborah, b. March 25, 1660. 
iii. Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1662. 
iv. Edward, b. April 20, 1665, 
V. Abigail, b. Nov. 10, 1667, 
vi, Sarah, b. April 28, 1670. 
vii. Hannah, b. Aug. 5, 1672. 
viii. William, bapt. April 11, 1675. 
ix. William. 
X. Sarah, b. Jan. 1, 1679. 

After the death of Sarah (Shepard) Tomson, Samuel Tomson' m. Eliza- 
beth Billings, who survived him and d. Nov. 5, 1706. 

7. Rebecca'' [Johni' Edward^), m. 1672, Jonathan Bigelow, Hartford? 
Conn. Children : 



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i. Jonathan, b. 1673 ; m. Jan. 11, 1699, Mabel Edwards. 

ii. Rebecca. 

iii. John. 

iv. Mary. 

V. Sarah. 

vi. Violet, m. Sept. 1, 1709, Stephen Taylor. 

After the death of Rebecca Shepard, Jonathan m. Mary, dau. of Samuel 
Olcott, by whom he had five children. She d. March 7, 1 697. He m. 
third, Mary Benton — no issue. After his death, Jan. 9, 1711, aet. 62, she 
m. according to one account, March 19, 1713, by another May 18, 1712, 
Dea John" Shepard (8), and d. Dec. 23, 1752, a. 90 and upwards. 

•* 8. JoHN^ {John', Edward}), b. Jan. 22, 1653 ; deacon in South Church, >^ 
Hartford; m. first, Hannah, dau. of Dea. Paul Peck, May 12, 1680 ; m. \y 
second, Mary Benton, widow of Jonathan Bigelow. His will, dated Aug. 
1, 1728, was proven April 6, 1736. Children : 

17. i. JoHN,*b. Nov. 1, 1681. 

18. ii. Samuel,* b. Feb. 2, 1684. , 

iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 29, 1688; m. May 22, 1712, Charles Buckland. 
Children: (1) Jane, (2) Hannah, (3) Charles, (4) Mehitable. 

19. iv. Joseph, b. Apri,! 29, 1689. 

V. Rebecca, b. May 20, bapt. May 24, 1696 ; d. young. 

vi. Timothy, b. June 7, 1697; d. April 21, 1716. His name appears in 
the records qf Derby, Ct., in a deed from John Pringle of a house 
and land on Potatuck (Housatonic) River, Jan. 22, 1715 — attest, 
John Shepard, George and Jonathan Law. 

vii. Rebecca, b. May 20, 1698; d. Oct. 29, 1706. 

9. Violet' {John,^ Edivard^), m. Aug. 10, 1678, John Stedman; d. 
Aug. 4, 1682. Children: 

i. John, b. Sept. 1, 1679. 

ii. Violet, b. Jan. 11, 1681 ; m. 1710, Thomas Rowley. 

After the death of Violet Shepard, John Stedman m. April 14, 1683, 
Susannah, by whom he had : 1. Thomas ; 2. Simmons ; 3. Samuel ; 
4. Susannah. 

10. Elizabeth^' {John,'^ Edtoard'), bapt. July 29, 1660 ; m. 1680, Wil- 
liam, son of Susannah and William Goodwin. Children : 

1. Elizabeth, b. April 24, 1681 ; d. Aug. 21, 1702. 

ii. Sarah, b. April 1, 1683.^ , 

iii. Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1685. 

iv. Susannah, b. Feb. 24. 1689 ; d. Nov. 12, 1703. 

V. Rebecca, b. Jan. 15, 1691. 

vi. Hannah, b. April 10, d. May 12, 1695. 

vii. Violet, b. Oct. 18, 1696; d. Oct. 1776. 

viii. William, b. July 9, 1699. 

ix. Rachel, b. Jan. 18, d. Jan. 25, 1702. 

X. Susannah, b. Aug. 12, 1704 ; d. Feb. 1793. 

11. Edward" (/o/m,' Edioard}), b. July 31, 1662; d. Sept. 9, 1711* 
m. April 14, 1687, Abigail, dau. of John and Elizabeth Savage, b. July 
10, 1666, d. Oct. 16, 1719. He resided at Middletown, Conn., and was 
deputy to the General Court, 1710-11. Children : 

20. i. John, b. Feb. 19, 1688. 

ii. Edward, b. Dec. 18, 1689 ; d. April 29, 1721, a. 31. 

21. iii. Samuel, b. April 18, 16U2. 




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12. Samuel' {John^ Edward}), bapt. July 3, 1664 ; made his will Feb. 
1, 1742; will proven April 2, 1745. Gave considerable land to his bro- 
thers and nephews before his decease ; willed all his property to them, 
making no mention of any children of his own. His brother Thomas dying 
before he did, the land willed to said Thomas was afterwards distributed 
among the heirs of his brothers and sisters, 1753 ; and in this distribution 
no mention is made of children of Samuel" (12) nor Sarah' (Shepard) 
Stone. 

13. Thomas' (/o/m,' Edivard^), b. Nov. 12, 1666. His will, dated 
Feb. 2, 1742, was proven March 6, 1743. He was admitted to f. c. ffrst 
church, Hartford, March 1, 1695 ; m. first, Susannah Scott, Sept. 5, 1695 ; 
m. second, Oct. 12, 1710, Jane North, widow of John North, of Avon, 
who died in 1709, leaving no children. She was from Wethersfield, and 
her maiden name was Stebbins. The inventory of her estate was taken 
April 21, 1749. Children of Thomas and Susannah : 

22. i. Thomas, b. April 2, 1697. 

ii. Susannah, b. xiug. 24, 1687 ; d. before July 26, 1732, leaving a son 
Ephraim, mentioned in the will of her uncle Samuel^ (12), and call- 
ed Ephraim Tucker in the probate order for the administration of 
the estate. 
Violet, b. May 14, 1700. 

Ebenezer, b. fc'eb. 21, 1702 ; d. at West Hartford. 
Edward, bapt. Jan. 23, 1703. 
Daniel, b. Jan. 11, 1704. 
24. vii. Zebclon, b. Oct. 5, bapt. Oct. 6, 1705. 
viii. Rebecca, bapt. March 16, 1707. 

Children of Thomas and Jane : 

ix. Jane, b. July 20, 1711 ; d. Aug. 27, 1776 (?). 

s. Deborah, b. Dec. 18, bapt. Dec. 20, 1713 ; unm. (?) administration 

ofi her estate granted to Samuel Harman, of Suffield, Jan. 5, 1793. 
si, Sarah, b. May 15, 1717 ; d. unm. Her will presented Feb. 8, 1797. 
sii. Mary, a daughter, is also mentioned in his will. 

14. Debokah' {John^ Edward^), m. Feb. 4, 1692, Jacob, son of Capt. 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth White, of Middletown, Conn., where she d. Feb. 
8, 1721, a;t. 51. He m. second, Dec. 16, 1729, Rebecca Willett, widow of 
Thomas Ranney, and d. March 29, 1738, aet. 73, being born May 10, 1665. 
Children of Deborah and Jacob White : 

i. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1692 ; d. unm. March 24, 1755, ast. 63. 

ii. Deborah, b. Feb. 26, 1695 ; m. Willett Ranney. 

iii. Rebecca, b. Aug. 12, 1696 ; d. young. 

iv. Jacob, b. Jan. 29, 1698 ; m. May 15, 1729, Martha Savage ; d. June 

20, 1734, «t. 37. She m. second, Nov. 16, 1739, Jonathan Riley, of 

Hartford ; m. third, Capt. Samuel Parker, of Coventry. 
v. Hannah, b. March 28, 1699 ; m. Jan. 2, 1728, Joseph Frary. 
vi. Thomas, b. Aug. 4, 1701 ; m. first, Sarah Miller ; m. second, Hannah 

Woodward. 
vii. Samuel, b. May 24, 1703 ; d. Aug. 1708, a. 5. 
viii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 14. 1707 ; d. young. 
ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1710; d. March 1, 1725, a. 14. 
X. John, b. Oct. 19, 1712 ; m. Oct. 12, 1736, Elizabeth Boardman ; died 

Feb. 9, 1801, a. 88. She d. Nov. 17, 1800, a. 87. 

15. Abigail' [John,^ Edward^), m. Aug. 6, 1691, Thomas, son of Jon- 
athan Butler, of Hartford, and had children living in 1753, when the 
estate of Samuel Shepard (12) was distributed. Thomas Butler died 
Aug. 23, 1725. His "will of same date mentions Isaac, Daniel, Thomas, 



Elisha, Elizabeth, Abigail, Deborah, Sybil. Children of Thomas Butler 
and Abigail Shepard : 

i. Abigail, b. Oct. 24, 1693. 

ii. Isaac, b. Nov. 27, 1(593. 

iii. Deborah, b. Sept. 29, 1695. 

iv. Amy, b. April 27, 1G98. 

v. Daniel, b. Oct. 25, d. Oct. 28, 1700. 

vi. Sybil, b. March 6, 1701. 

vii. Daniel, b. Oct. 11, 1704. 

viii. Violet, b. Sept. 21, 1706. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1708 ; d. Aug. 8, 1712. 

X. Thomas, b. July 3, 1711. 

S. Sf^TH, }twins;b. Sept. 30, 1716. 

16. Hannah^ (^JoKn^^ Edward}), m. Dec. 1, 1692, Thomas Ensign, of 
Hartford. Children : 

i. Thomas, b. Aug. 29. 1693. 

ii. John, b. Feb. 21, 1695. 

iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 30, 1698. . 

iv. Daniel, b. March 27, d. July 23, 1702. 

V. Daniel, b. March 19, 1704 ; in 1753 he quit-claimed all right in the 

estate of Samuel Shepard (12). 

vi. Moses. 

17. JoHN^ {John,° John^ Edward}), b. Nov. 1, 1681 ; m. Oct. 9, 1707,- 
Abigail, dau. of Gideon__ and^Sarah Allen, from third church, J^oston. j^ 
bapt. at Milford, DecrS, 1680. John and Abigail Shepard were admitted \3 
to the church at Milford, July 8, 1711. He purchased a house there from 
Sylvanus Baldwin, Jan. 10, 1708r~Probably died 1719, as permission was 
granted to his widow by the General Court, Hartford, to settle the estate, 

and provision made for his children. After his death she m. Sept. 8, 1723, 
Daniel Foote, of Stratford and Newtown, Ct. ; d. Dec 19, 1755, at New 
Town, set. over 70. The issue of John and Abigail were : 

25. i. John, b. Oct. 26, 1708 ; bapt. May 15, 1709, at Hartford. 

ii. Kebecca, b. Nov. 1, 1710 ; bapt. July 8, 1711 ; m. June 20, 1732, 
Joseph'' Peck, son of Joseph and Abigail" Peck, bapt. April 9, 1710, 
d. 1780, aet. 73. She d. 1773, set. 63. Their gravestones are still 
standing in New Town Cemetery — the inscription on her monument 
reading, " Rebecca wife of Joseph Pack." 

iii. Abigail, b. Oct. 22, 1713; bapt. Nov. 13,1713; m. Oct. 31, 1734, 
Peter Perritt, son of Peter and Mary Perritt. According to his 
monument at Milford Cemetery, he d. in 1792, get. 84. 

iv. Hannah, b. Nov. 11, 1715 ; mentioned with other children as unmar- 
ried in a deed of Abigail (Shepard) Foote, to children of John Shep- 
ard, 1736. 

26. v. Timothy, b. March 22, 1718. 

From these two sons (John* and Timothy®) are descended the numerous 
Shepards emanating from Newtown, Ct. 

"^ 18. Samuel* {John^ John^ Edward}), b. Feb. 2, 1684; d. June 5, 
I'i'oO; m. first, May 17, 1709, Bethiah, dau. of John and Meletiah ( Bian- /ocl-*?^ 
ford) Steele, a descendant of George Steele from Essex county, England, 
1632. She died 1746. He m. second, Eunice, who probably d. in West 
Hartford, Oct. 29, 1772. Children were : 

27. i. John, b. April 28, 1710. 

28. ii. James, b. April 4, 1714. 

iii. Bethiah, bapt. Dec. 6, 1721. 
iv. Hannah, bapt. Dec. 22, 1723. 



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V. Sarah, bapt. Aug, 7, 1725. 

29. vi. Samuel, bapt. May 26, 1728. 

30. vii. Stephen, bapt. March 24, 1730. 

31. Tiii. William, b. Oct. 26, 1732. 

32. ix. Amos, b. 1738. 

19. Joseph'* (/oA/z," Jolin^ Edward^), b. April 29, 1689 ; m. Jan. 19, 
1711, Elizabeth Flowers. His will, dated Dec. 17, 1761, was proven April 
5, 1762. His wdfe was buried March 24, 1750. Children were: 

i. Stbill, b. xMay 13, 1712. 

33. ii. Joseph, b. Sept. 17, 1714. 

ill. Timothy, bapt. April 14, 1717; d. before 1809 ; his son Timothy^ ra.. 

Anna Slate. 
iv. Ll'ther, b. April 29, 1719. 
V. David, b. Dec. 1, 1721. 
vi. JosiAH, b. Jan. 12, 1723. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, 1726 ; m. Dec. 9, 1753, Benjamin Simmons, 
viii. Mart, b. Jan. 8, 1729. 
ix. Eli, b. May 11, 1731. 
X. Uriah. 

20. 3 omi^ {Edward,'' John? Edward^), b. Feb. 19, 1688 ; m. Feb. 17, 
1720, Sarah, dau. of John and, Elizabeth (White) Clarke, of Middletown, 
b. Sept. 8, 1692. Children : 

34. i. John, b. Jan. 19, 1722. 
Daniel, b. Sept. 16, 1723. 
Abigail, b. Oct. 23, 1726; d. Oct. 9, 1762; m. March 7, 1745, John 

Hall. 
Sarah, b. Dec. 10, 1727 ; d. July 29, 1790. 
Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1729 ; m. Dec. 20, 1750, Jonathan Penfield, 

Chatham. 
Thomas, b. July 20, 1731 ; m. Jan. 10, 1760, Mercy Sears ; six children. 
HaNxVah, b. April 26, 1734. 
viii. Elisha, b. Sept. 30, 1736 ; m. May 15, 1764, Thankful Knowles ; 

seven sons. 

21. Samuel^ {Edward,^ John? Edward^), b. April 18, 1692 ; drowned 
in Connecticut River, April 9, 1750 ; was deacon and lieutenant ; m. first, 
April 21, 1715, Mary Ranney ; m. second, Jan. 10, 1733, Christiana Sav- 
age. Inventory of his estate taken May 22, 1750. Am't, £12,964 12s. 6c?. 
Children were : 

i. Edward, b. July 24, 1721 ; d. 1751. 

ii. Mart, b. Sept. 24, 1731 : d. Sept. 14, 1742. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Samuel, b. Dec. 2, 1733. 

iv. Christiana, b. Jan. 6, 1736. 

36. V. Jared, b. Nov. 6, bapt. Nov. 14, 1738. 

vi. Joseph, b. April 14, 1741 ; d. Sept. 8, 1744. 

vii. Mart, b. Aug. 25, 1743. 

22. Tnow^^y{Thom.as? John? Edward'), b. April 2, 1697; d= at W- 
Hartford, May 25, 1/675, a. 78 ; m. Sarah Watson, of West Hartford, b. 
Dec. 13, 1692. He is called son of John Shepard, of West Hartford, in 
the Watson Genealogy. 

23. Daniel" ( Thomas,^ John,"" Edward}), b. Jan. 11, 1704 ; d. Aug. 18, 
1784; calls himself of Farmington, Ct., in a deed dated Dec. 15, 1740. 
The first meetmg of proprietors of New Hartford was held in his house on 
Town Hill, Dec. 11, 1739. Children were : 




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i. ! Susannah, b. July 4, 1734 ; bapt. at W. Hartford, July 7. 

ii. Daniel, b. Oct. 18, 1739 ; m. Jan. 25, 1770, Jerusha Ensign (?) 

24. Zebulon* {Thomas^ John,^ Edward)-), b. Oct. 5,1705; resided 
in West Hartford ; d. in the " French and Indian War." His will was 
proved Dec. 15, 1762. He m. Feb. 9, 1743, Elizabeth, dau. of William 
Blanchard, Jr. ; bapt. in first church, Hartford, 1723 ; joined the church in 
W. Hartford, 1741 ; d. in Barkhamstead, 1804. He enlisted in the " French 
War," April 17, 1762, and made his will at that date; was iu the expedi- 
tion to Havana; d. in the service, 1762. Children were : 

i. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 30, 1744. 

ii. Pelatiah, bapt. at W. Hartford, Jan. 5, 1746. 

iii.. Elizabeth, b. April 7, 1749 ; d. soon. 

iv. Zebulon, b. April 21, 1751. 

V. William, b. Jan. 16, 1755. 

vi. Phineas, b. Jan. 17, 1757. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1761 ; m. John Merrill, of Barkhamstead. 

— 25. JoHN^(Jo/<?^,* John^ John^ Edward"-), b. at Milford, Oct. 26, 1708 ; ^-;x 
ensign, 1753 ; m. Mary Parson, of Derby, May, 1732. She joined the "^ 
church at Milford, May 12, 1734. This John removed to Newtown about 
1737. 

A tradition, zealously adhered to by his descendants, says that he came 
from Ayrshire, Scotland, a myth without any apparent foundation. There is, 
however, a document preserved of more substantial value in the form of a 
compact for his maintenance during his declining years, entered into by his 
sons, containing their names, and bearing date 1792. He is described of fine 
appearance and manner, wearing the English costume till the day of his 
death. Children, b. in Milford, were : 

i. Mart, b. June 19, 1733 ; bapt. May 12, 1734. 
ii. Abigail, bapt. July 6, 1735. 

37. iii. John, bapt. May 8, 1737. 

Children, born in Newtown, were : 

38. iv. Simeon, b. May 30, 1739. 

39. V. Abraham, b. 1744. 

40. vi. David, b. 1747. 

41. vii. Gideon, b. Jan. 2, 1752. 

42. viii. Stephen, b. 1753. 

43. ix. Allen, b. 1756. 

X. Abigail, b. April 16, 1759 ; m. Aug. 1787, Jehiel Foote ; had five 
children ; d. Aug. 18, 1836, in Barker, Broome Co., N. Y. 

We have been unable to decide between private records and the record 
of baptism in the Congregational Church, Newtown, but feel inclined in 
favor of the former. 

26. Timothy^ {Johru^ John? Johi,^ Edwanf-), b. March 22, 1718; d. 

1776 ; m. Stillson. He was lieutenant in the " Rev. War." Children : 

i. Cornelia, bapt. May 19, 1745. 
ii. Rebecca, bapt. Feb' 3, 1746. 

52. iii. James, bapt. Aug. 6, 1749. 

53. iv. Moses, bapt. Aug. 18, 1751. 
V. Lenser, bapt. Oct. 21, 1753. 
vi. Moses, bapt. July 27, 1755. 

54. vii. George, bapt. May 29, 1757. 

55. viii. Amos, bapt. Aug. 26, 1759. 
is. Mary, bapt. July 10, 1762. 
X. Hannah, bapt. Nov. 7, 1764, 

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27. JoKti^ (Sumtiel,'' John,'^ John,'' JSdward^), h.A^vil 28, 1710. Will 
proven July 7, 1789. Children of John and Rebecca Shepard : 

i. John. 

ii. Rebecca. 

iii. Jerusha. 

iv. Aaron, d. 1784-5. 

V. Eldad, d. Aug. 13, 1807, set. 67. His wife Rebecca^ d. Sept. 1, 1807, 
set. 60. They bad : (1) Oliver,'^ who had Edward,* James* and 
Oliver;* (2) Rhoda,'' (3) Anna,^ (4) James,'' who had John A.,* 
Laura,* James H.* (Elkhorn, Wis.), Jerusha,* Samuel* and Eliza ;* , 
(5) Betsey,'' (6) Rebecca,'' (7) Amelia,' (8) Levi,' who had John 
K.* (Norfolk, Ct.) ; (9) Rutii' and (10) PotlyJ , ' , ■ , 

vi. Anna, m. Hubbell Stephens. .^ TS^e, 'pho-to^t^Clt:' O^w-v'-'i i. ". - . 

vii. Eunice, m. Joshua ;^i«|r B#l!!%6>^,*^p, 49 c-r* W h &'i^'^'^ Or?.v^z^^^ o ^j> 

viii. HuLDAH, m. William A(mms. '< v ' i" ri, -fcti. 'i* « i-^ooTi-y, 

28. James* {Samuel,'^ Johi,^ Jolm,^ Edward}), m. first, Nov. 22, 1739, 
Sarah Hopkins ; m. second, 1764, Obedience Trumbull, of Suffield, Ct. ; 
removed to Northampton, Mass. Children : 

i. Ruth. 

ii. Levi, b. Jan. 1743. 

iii. James. 

iv. Ruth. 

V. ASHER. 

vi. Epaphroditus. 
vii. Wealthy. 
viii. Theodore. 

29. Samuel* ( Samuel,'^ JoJin^ John^ Edward} ), ni, Hannah, daughter 
of Timothy and Dorcas (Hopkins) BronSon, of Kensington, .b. Oct. 3, 
1730, d. Jan. .1804. He d.Dec. 20,^1793, a. 65, at Southington, Ct. : 
Children : 

i. Samuel, b. 175^ ; bapt. July, 1763, at Southington. 
ii. Nathaniel, b.' 1760. ! 

iii. Lemuel, bapt. July, 1763. I 

iv. Mary, b. 1768 ; bapt. Sept. 18, 176- [blank] ; m. Caleb Ray ; d. Feb. 

24, 1834. 
V. Isaiah, lived at Litchfield, Ct. 

30. Stephen^ [Samuel,'^ John^ John^ Edward}), killed accidentally 
Jan. 26, 1799, set. 69, W. Hartford, Ct. Ten children. He m. Sept. 25, 
1748, Susannah Blan chard ; resided in Hartford, 1764. 

31. William* ( A^amMeZ,^ John^ John^ Edward^), aged 18 at the distri- 
bution of his father's estate, Dec. 13, 1750 ; m. March 28, 1753, Hannah 
Gillett, of Waterbury. 

32. Amos* {Samuel,'^ John,^ John,^ Edicard^), resided in Farmington 
from 1764 to 1794; m. probably for second wife, Nov. 20, 1783, Hannah 
North, who d. Feb. 7, 1784. 

33. Joseph^ {Joseph,'^ John,^ John^ Edward}), b. Sept. 17, 1714. 
Children by Anna AUen : 

i. Joseph. 
ii. Anna. 
iii. Polly. 

Children by Sarah Tuttle: 

iv. WiLLLUJ, b. June, 1785 ; d. South, young. 

v. Peleg, b. Feb. 28, 1787 ; m. Jan. 8, 1807, Electra Granger, of Gran- 
ville, Mass., who d. July 12, 1872, ae. 89. He d. June 11, 1859, a. 



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""^ 72. Children were: (1) Clarissa,'' b. April 17, 1807; m. Nov. 18, 
1838, Russell Smith, of Sandisficld, Mass. ; d. there Oct. 17, 1843; 
no issue. (2) Joseph,'' b. Jan. 28, 1809 ; m. Oct. 17, 1843, Diademia 
Wilder, of Barkhamstead, Ct. ; d. there June 13, 1861. Children— 
Susan,8 Anna,8 Clara.* (3) Pdeg,'' b. March 7, 1816; m. May, 
18.50, Maria B. Stewart, of Brookli'u, N. Y. Children— Estelle^ and 
Elvira B.* 

vi. Whiting, b. 1789. 

vii. LuTUER, b. 1791. 

viii. Sallv, b. 1793. 

34 John* (/o/m," Edward,'' John,'- Edward}), b. Jan. 19, 1722; d: 
April 1, 1793, a. 71 ; m. Bethiah Bacon, who d. June 3, 1756. Children 

i. Abigail, b. 1752 ; d. Oct. 28, 1769. 
ii. Joseph, b. 1754. 

He nic second, Silence Penfield, who d. Jan. 28, 1792, a. G8. 

iii. John, b. 1757 ; d. Aug. 8, 1825. 
iv. Amos, b. 17,59 ; d. Dec. 25, 1835. 
v. Anna, b. 1761 : d. May 16, 1856. 
vi. George, b. 1763 ; d. Jan. 25, 1844. 
vii. NoAU, b. 1765. 
viii. David. 

35. Daniel^ {John,^ Edward,^ Johi,^ Edtvard'), b. Sept. 16, 1723 ; d. 
Aug. 22, 1798 ; resides at Chatham, Ct. ; m. first, June 30, 1749, Sarah 
Cornwall, who d. Jan. 10, 1773, a^t. 41. Children : 

i. William, b. Aug. 30, 1750 ; went to sea (1763) and never was heard 
from. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1752 ; d. March 11, 1761. 

iii. Daniel, b. March 7, 1754. 

iv. Sarah, b. Nov. 30, 1756. 

V. Mart, b. Jan. 30, 1758. 

vi. Reuben', b. Aug. 13, 1760 ; d. Oct. 24, 1795. 

vii. Rachel, b. March 19, 1763. 

viii. William, b. Feb. 19, 1765. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1767 ; d. March 9, 1771. 

X. Andrew, b. Dec. 15, 1763. 

xi. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1772 ; m. May 10, 1795, Lucy, dau. of Nicholas 
and Theodonia Ames, of Chatham ; was D.D. and pastor at Lenox, 
Mass., fifty-two years; d. Jan. 5, 1846. Children: (I) Sarah'' 
( Worthtnc/ton) ; (2) Samuel,'' b. at Lenox, Sept. 25, 1799 ; pastor 
at Madison, Ct., where he d. Sept. 30, 1856; m. Ma'stba, dau. of 
Rev. Joab Brace, of Newincton. Children : Samuel Brace, Sarah 
Elizabeth* (Bell), Martha VV'hitman* (Davis), Catharine Worthing- 
ton* (V^inchell), and Thomas Griffin,* Prof, of Music, New Haven, 
Ct. (3) Lucy Ames,'' unm. 

He m. second, Oct. 17, 1773, widow Grace Savage, and had: 

xii. Lucy, b. Aug. 1, 1774. 

xiii. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 7, 1776 ; d. Oct. 15, 1795. 

xiv. Esther. 

XV. Jonathan; m. Eleanor Goodrich, and had: (1) Daniel,'' b. at Port- 
land, Ct., Sept. 30, 1814; Trinity Coll. 1836; ordained deacon at 
Hartford, by Bishop Brownell, Aug. 23, 1834 ; ordained priest at 
Delhi, N. Y., by Bp. B. T. Onderdonk, Aug. 11, 1841 ; m. at Alba- 
ny, Aug. 28, 1839, Elizabeth Hogan, and was principal of the Dela- 
ware Academy until his death, Aug. 29, 1846. Children: Gerrit 
Hogan,** and Daniel De Lancey.* 

xvi. Ruth, b. Nov. 2, 1786. 

36. Jared^ (Samuel,^ Edward,'^ John^ Edward^), b. Nov. 6, 1738; m. 
1763, Abigail, dau. of Churchill and Abigail P^dwards. Children : 

i. Abigail, m. Nov. 18, 1784, Eliphalet Wilcox, and d. May 12, 1819. 



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NEWTOWN, CT., FAMILIES. 

I. Descendants of Jolin* (25), son of John* (17), of Milford, Ct. 

37. John' {John,^ John," John,'' John,'' Edward}), b. 1736 ; d, Dec. 21, 
1821. He m. Sept. 23, 1756, Flora Wheeler, who d. Aug. 16, 1809. They 
had: 

i. Lemuel, b. 1758. 

ii. Joseph, b. July 8, 1763. 

iii. AsiAHjd. April 21, 181L 

38. Simeon* {John,^ John,'' John? John? EdwardF), b. May 30, 1739 ; 
d. Feb. 26, 1820, set. 81. He m. Jan. 26, 1763. Mary Hull, who was b. 
March 27, 1743, and d. Jan;T6, 1821. They had : 

i. Daniel, b. Sept. 8, 1763 ; bapt. May 27, 1764. 

ii. Abel, b. Sept. 5, 1765, and bapt. Feb. 11, 1766. 

iii. Bettit, b. May 17, bapt. July 26, 1767. 

It. Simeon, b. Aug. 19, 1769 ; d. Jan. 29, 1800. 

"^ V. John, b. Aug. 8, bapt. Nov. 10, 1771. 

vi. Andrew, b. Oct. 1 , 1773. 

vii. Joseph, b. Oct. 15, 1775. 
viii. Molly, b- Sept. 29, 1779. 

ix. Jerusha, b. Sept. 29, 1779 ; d, Aug. 29, 1797. 

- X. Eliphalet Hull, b. Oct. 3, 1781. 

si. Isaac, b. Oct. 16, 1786. 

39. Abraham® {John? John,^ John? John? Edward}), b. 1744 ; d. June 
13, 1832 ; m. Sept. 9, 1769, Rhoda Ferris, b. Feb. 12, 1752 ; d. Oct. 5. 
1828. Children: 

44. i. Betty, b. Sept. 15. bapt. Nov. 11, 1770. 

ii. Truman, b. Sept. 11, 1772 ; d. June 23, 1799. 

45. iii. Lazarus, b. Oct. 5, 1774. 

46. iv. Nathan, b. May 5, 1777. 

47. V. Samuel, b. July 10, 1779. 

48. vi. Sueton, b. Oct. 5, 1781. 

49. vii. Mabel, b. April 14, 1784. 

50. viii. Abraham Ferris, b. March 12, 1789. 

51. ix. RuFus, b. Feb. 24, 1792. 

40. David* {John? John? John? John? Edward}), b. 1748 ; resided 
for some time in Newtown, where his wife d. Feb. 27, 1773, set. 30, and 
a child one and a half years of age, May 9, 1773. He is said to have 
removed to the northern part of New York or Canadian frontier, but we 
have been unable as yet to trace the whereabouts of his family. 

41. Gideon* {John^, John? John? John? Edward}), b. Jan. 2, 1752 ; 
m. first, March 28, 1776, Sarah Watkins, who d. March 10, 1794, in giving 
birth to his eighth child, Maria, when he m. Nov. 6, of the same year, Lu- 
cinda Peck, and had by her eleven children. Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1777. 

ii, Abigail, b. Nov. 20, 1778. 

iii. Lucy, b. Oct. 23, 1780. 

iv. Betsey, b. Feb. 11, 1783. 

V. Silas Munson, b. Oct. 27, 1783. 

vi. Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 3, 1786. 

vii. Eunice, b. Jan. 12, 1790 ; d. Oct. 16, 1793. 

viii. Maria, b. March 10, 1794. 



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By second wife : 

ix. Eunice Laura, b. Oct. 15, 1795. 

X. Fanny, b. Feb. 19, 1797. 

xi. Maria, b. Aug. 23, 1798. 

sii. William Peck, b. Feb. 16, 1800. 

xiii. Sally, b. April 6, 1802. 

xiv. Thomas Darwin, b. April 30, 1804. 

XV. Charles Sydenham, b. March-2, 1806 ; d. Aug. 25, 1815. 

xvi. Harriet, b. March 2, 1806 ; d. May 12, 1806. 

xvii. Leyi Parsons, b. Dec. 14, 1807 ; d. Dec. 18, 1815. 

xviii, Harriet, b. Oct. 20, 1809. 

xix. Martin Heberden, h. Jan. 17, 1814, 

42. Stephen" {John," John*- John^ John^ Edward}), b. 1753; d. July 
27, 1830, cet. 77 ; m. Anna Foote. Children : 

i. William. Iy. Joanna. 

ii. Allen. .' v. Daniel Parsons. ^ 

iii. Oliver. vi. Anna Maria, m. Sanford. '• 

43. A.L'L^^^ {John, ^ John,* John,^ John,''' Edward}), b. 1756; d. Dec 
1837, in Cornwall, Ct. ; m. Anna Hull, who died December, 1826, set. about 
60. Children : 

i. Rebecca. 

ii. Eliphalet H. 

iii. Freedus, who d. in infancy. 

iv. Harriet. 

V. Hester Ann. 

vi. Freedus, the last child, d. Jan. 4, 1826, aet. 19. 

44. Betty'' {Abraham,^ John^ John^ John,^ John^ Edward}), b. Sept. 
15, 1770 ; d. Sept. 5, 1820, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. Bennett Judson. 
Children : 

i. Polly, m. David 0. Enos. 

ii. Annette, b. 1802; m. Aug. 8, 1820, John Wetmore. 

iii. Bennett, b. Dec. 7, 1806 ; d. June, 1852 ; m. 1828, Abby Crofut. 

iv. Abel. 

V. Verney. 

45. Lazarus^ {Abraham,^ John,^ John,^ John^ John^ Edward}), b. 
Oct. 5, 1774; d. Jan. 31, 1838; m, first, Mary Ann Shepard [dau. of 
George Shepard]. She d. Oct. 1, 1825, set. 37. 

He m. second, widow Rusha Ann (Hall) Fairchild, March 19, 1826, and 
had : 

i. Mary Ann, b. 1827 ; d. May 27, 1830. 

ii. Russell Henry, d. April 11, 1844, set. 11 years. 

46. Nathan'^ {Abraham,^ John" John,'* John^ John^ Edward} ), b. May 
5, 1777 ; d. March 31, 1858 ; m. June 6, 1805, Nancy, dau. of Gideon and 
Sarah (Ward) Leavenworth. (See Leavenworth Genealogy.) Children: 

i. Truman, b. May 18, 1806 ; m. Dec. 25, 1839. Mrs. Mary Ann (Web- 
ster) Edwards, b. March 15, 1819; d. Feb. 25, 1866. Children: 
(1) Zilpha, b. (Roxbury, Ct.) April 28, 1841 ; m. Dec. 29, 1863, 
Charles Bradley, (Newtown, Ct.). (2) Mary, b. April 15, 1845, 
(3) Truman, b. Jan. 25. 1848 ; d. April 18, 1849. (4) Narnan, b. 
April 20, 1850 ; Y. C. 1872. 

ii. Sarah, b. Nov. 16, 1807 r m. Joel Sherman, and d. July 25, 1873. 

iii. Carlos, unm. 

iv. Gideon, d. in infancy. 

V. Caroline, b. May 2, 1815 ; m. Ma.son Abbott. 

vi. Augusta, b. Feb. 27, 1817 ; m. Fob. 22, 1835, Bennett Piatt. 



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vii, Harriet Nancy, b. Dec. 2, 1820. 

viii. Anna Eliza, m. Feb. 2, 1843, Ephraim Wheeler (Burlington, Iowa). 

is. Nathan, b. Dec. 10, 1824 ; m. Oct. 13, 1850, Mrs. Fanny (Smith) Hill. 

47. Samuel^ {Abraham,^ John,'' John,^ JoJin^ Johi^ Edivard}), b. July 
10, 1779 ; d. Jan. 2, 1860 ; m. 1809, Polly Glover, b. Aug. 20, 1789, d. 
Sept. 30, 1854. Children : 

i. Harry, b. (Newtown, Ct.) May 6, 1810 ; d. in Mexico, 1844. 

ii. Mary, b. (Johnstown, N. Y.) Jan. 21, 1813 ; m. May 16, 1847, John 

Saxon. Children : (1) James Munroe, b. Feb. 1, 1853. (2) Wil- 

lard, b. March 19, 1855, Canandaigua, N. Y. 
iii. Jason, b. (Milton, N. Y.^ Nov. 17, 1814; m. Sept. 20, 1842, Mary 

Ann Miller. Children': (1) Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 25, 1843; m. 

Henry Powers, Bronson, Mich. (2) Albert Miller, b. Jan.«54, 1846 ; 

m. Feb. 10, 1869, Jennie A. Miles. Children: Charles A., b. 

Aug. 13, 1870, and Grace, b. Aug. 21, 1871. (3) Flora Louisa, b. 

Jan. 30, 1849 ; m. Sept. 23, 1869, E. Clinton Stevens. (4) Helen 

Laura, b. Feb. 8, 1854 ; m. Feb. 10, 1875, Frank H. Skinner. (5) 

Kate, b. June 24, 1858. (6) Clara, b. May 5, 1861. 
iv. Iambus, b. (Milton, N. Y.) Jan. 26, 1817 ; d. (Aspinwall) Sept. 24, 

1857, unm. 
V. " Abram, i). (M.) Dec. 6, 1818 ; unm, 
vi. Adeline, b. Oct 20, 1820 (Galway, N. Y.) ; m. May 26, 1860, John 

M. Watson. 
vii. James Glover, b. (G.) July 30, 1822; m. Magdalena Wolfe, Feb. 8, 

1867. 
viii. Flora, b. (G.) July 19, 1824. 

ix. Emily, b. (G.) Aug. 6, 1826 ; m. Nov. 9, 1864, George E. Shelton. 
1 X, George Heman, b. (G.) Jan. 13, 1829. 

[ 48. Sueton'' (Abraham,^ Johx^ John,* John^ John^ EdumrdT), b. Oct. 
. 5, 1781 ; d. April 12, 1863 ; m. Nov. 26, 1806, Dymah Ann, dau. of Oliver 
C. Hurd. She d. April 14, 1850. Children: 

i. Harriet, b. Feb. 9, 1808 ; d. Nov. 17, 1817. 

u. Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1809 ; m. Nov. 25, 1830, Lyman Smith. 

iii. Elizabeth Jane, b. Dec. 23, 1811 ; m. Blackman ;, d. Dec. 1855. 

iv. Delia, b. Feb. 14, 1814 ; m. Benjamin White, 1832 ; issue, eight 

children. 
v. Lazarus Clark, b. June 16, 1816; m. at Bridgeport, Ct., May 7, 

1837, Emily Strong ; issue, five children, 
vi. Juliet, b. March 27, 1818 ; d. June 15,. 1834. 
vii. Maria, b. March 9, 1821 ; m. Jan. 3, 1853, William B. Prindle ; 

one child, Willie Hurd Prindle, b. May 30, 1854. 
viii. Samuel Ferris, b. March 14, 1823 ; m. first, Sept. 27, 1647, Sarah M. 

Weed ; m. second, June 6, 1858, Malinda McNult ; two children. 
■ ix. Grant, b. Oct. 30, 1825 ; d. Oct. 8, 1826. 
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49, \Mabel^ {Abraham,^ John^ John,* John^ John^ Edward})^ b. Nov. 
15, 178^ ; d. 1863 ; m. Elias Crofut. Children : 

i; Preston, b. Dec. 8, 1806 ; d. - — . 

ii. Abraham Ferris, b. Nov. 10, 1808; d. March 25, 1877; m. Rachel 

Stur^es ; no issue. 
iii. Mary, D. April 18, 1811 ; m. Piatt Keeler; no issue, 
iv. George Burch, b. Aug. 6, 1814 ; m. Jane IBurr ; four children. 
V, AViLLiAJi E., b. April 16, 1816 ; m. Emily Wood ; one eon. 
vi. Edward S., b. Nov. 29, 1819 ; m. Cornelia Brisco ; two children. 
vii. Cordelia Ann, b. June 29, 1822; m. Samuel Perkins. Children: 

(1) Emily Curtis. (2) Willie. Reside ii^ Norwalk, Ct. 

50. Abraham Ferris'' {Abraham^ John,° John^ JoTin^ John^ Edr 
imrd}), b. March 12, 1789 ; d. May 11, 1861 ; m. (Newtown, Ct., by Rev. 
Dr. Burhans), Abba B., dau. of Peter Lake, b. Jul' ' " 1""-. d. Feb. 28, 
1870. Children : 



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i. Atis Jane, b. Nov. 23, 1813 ; m. Oct. 15, 1835, Isaac N. Hawley. 

ii. SopuiA Caroline, b. Jan. 29, 1815; d. Sept. 10, 1835. 

iii. Edson p., b. Dec. 20, 1818 ; m. Dec. 15, 1841, Jane S. Terrill. Child- 
ren : (1) Eugene F., b. Feb. 21, 1843 ; m. Sept. 14, 1864, Adelaide 
Street. Children : Caroline Beers, b. May 31, 1870, and Jennie 
Eugenia, b. April 10, 1874. (2) Caroline Sophia, b. Oct. 22, 1846 ; 
m. Jan. 1, 1868, Daniel Glover Beers, and d. Aug. 9, 1868. 

iv. Petek Lake, b. July 23, 1825; m. (Wilmington, N. C.) June 26, 
1855. Mary Ann Burr. Children: (1) /iorace 5., b. June 28, 1856. 
(2) Mary Hart, b. March 4, 1859. (3) Anna Campbell, b. Jan. 15, 
1861; d. Nov. 10. (4) Margaret McLeod, b. Aug. 29, 1863. 
(5) Louis Jennings, b. Oct. 8, 1865. (6) Finley Johnson, b. Oct. 
8, 1867. 

51. Rurus'' [Ahraham,^ John,^ John^ John^ John^ Edward}), b. Feb. 
24, 1793 ; d. April 30, 1874. His marriage with Lucy Ann, dau. of 
Maj. Oliver and Lucy (Sickels) Peck, v^'as solemnized by Rev. Daniel 
Burhans, D.D., Rector of Trinity Church, Newtown, Ct., June 19, 1822; 
issue, four children. 



II. Descendants of Timothy* (26), son of John^ (17). 

52. James* ( Timothy," John,'' John? John? Edward"-), d. Dec. 28, 1816 ; 
m. Ruanna Merritt, who d. May 5, 1791. Children : 

i. Geokge Merritt, b. June 7, 1769. 
ii. Andrew, b. Aug. 21, 1771. 
iii. Ammon, b. June 24, 1774. 
iv. Isaac, b. Aug. 24, 1780. 
V. Susanna, b. April 24, 1782. 
vi, Lois, b. April 21, 1785. 
vii. Keziah, b. Feb. 4, 1788. 
viii. Ira, b. March 20, 1791. 

Molly (adopted), b. July 22, 1776. 

53. MosES^ ( Timothf), d. 1810, tet. 54. His wife Sarah d. 1821, aet. 
65. Children : 

i. Timothy, m. Polly Beers. 

ii. Charles. 

iii. Orphia, m. first, Herman Perry ; second, Gerry Bacon. 

iv. Laura. 

54. George* {Timothy^ d. Feb. 12, 1846; m. Phebe HuU, who d. 
Oct. 2, 1843, set. 85. Children : 

' i. Mary Ann, m. Lazarus Shepard (39, iii.), son of Abraham, 
ii. Sally, m. Arnold Glover. 

iii. Richard, m. first, Hannah Foote ; second, Ann Hurd. 
iv. Peter, m. Fannie Sherman. 
V. Zerah, d. unmarried, July 21, 1844. 

vi. Hiram, m. first, Chloe Crofut ; second, Lucretia Ann Sherman, 
vii. George, d. young, 
viii. Hull. 
is. Hart, b. Nov. 5, 1801 ; d. Aug. 29, 1864; m. first, Charlotte Piatt; 

second, widow Wilcox, 
X. Orphila. 

55. Amos* (Timothy"), d. 1841, get. 81. His wife Anna d. June 17, 
1824, set. 63. Children : 

i. Henry, b. 1782. iv. Albert, b. 1794. 

ii. Lyman, b. 1785. v. William Thomas, b. 1798. 

iii. Reuben, b. 1787. vi. Elam, b. 1800. 



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vii. Sylvia Ann, b. 1803 ; m. Henry Judson. 

viii. Rebecca, m. Dr. Northrop. 

ix. Htjldah, m. Dr. Smith. 

X. Julia. 

si. Ltjcina. 

xii. Polly. 



Albert, "William T., Elam and Sylvia Ann died of fever in the spring of 
1826, and their gravestones stand together in Newtown Cemetery. — [See 
Barber's Hist. Coll. Conn., p. 389.] 



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